Wednesday, April 23, 2014     Volume: 28, Issue: 38
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Weekly Poll
Are you comfortable with prayer in public meetings?

Yes, atheists have too much control over what's allowed.
No, keep church and state separate.
Let anyone from any religion pray in public and that will make it fair.
I'm more uncomfortable with the fact that local politicians think they need divine assistance.

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It's a group thing: The "VFA 3rd Annual Group Show" brings the Paso Robles village vanguard back to Vale Fine Art


When you arrive at a gallery to see paintings by Bret Brown and Lena Rushing standing guard on opposite sides of the entrance, you know you’re in for something good. Neal Breton, who curated the “VFA 3rd Annual Group Show,” kindly opens it up for me on a hot Sunday afternoon. Vale is an intim...

Phonetography: The Central Coast Photo Society's "Going Mobile" at SLOMA moves photography out of the pocket and onto the gallery wall


From Instagram to Tumblr, selfies to sexting, we all know that the revolution won’t be televised—it’ll be shot on a smart phone and streamed live. Answering this relatively new but already inexorable trend in image making is “Going Mobile,” the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s second ex...

Pulitzer Prizes are announced, and Cuesta students read polyglot poems at the 11th Annual Poetry in Translation event


As you may remember from our April 3 National Poetry Month roundup, the announcement of the Pulitzer Prizes coincides with “the cruellest month.” On Monday, April 14, at 3 p.m. Eastern time (that’s noon Pacific time, for those of us following along at our desks on the left coast) the win...

In the house


It’s Saturday, April 12, 2014, and I’m back at Cal Poly.   It’s like I never left.   On my way to the Open House opening ceremonies, I run into my friend and fellow alumnus James Van Lommel, in town from Southern California to rehearse for an upcoming local ballet production. Then ...