Tuesday, March 3, 2015     Volume: 29, Issue: 31

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Do police and the public have the same perception of use of force?

The police are generally too aggressive.
Police do what they have to in order to make arrests, and it’s not always pretty.
Some police are good; others are far too quick to violence.
Only when it’s on TV, set to reggae music.

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Cal Poly stages experimental play about human behavior, 'The Other Shore'


Here’s a rope. Let’s play a game.” This is how The Other Shore, the latest production from Cal Poly’s Theatre and Dance Department, begins. Just moments before, the audience had gathered in the lobby of the Spanos Theatre. We were given white crates and told to follow the guide toward an e...

Pas de dudes: Acclaimed transvestite ballet troupe Les Ballets Trockadero return to the PAC


In 1962, Lariska Dumbchenko made history as “the first ballerina to be shot into orbit.” According to legend, when she was up in space, she “delivered handy make-up tips to an assembled crowd of celebrities back on Earth.” Currently, she dances alongside the illustrious Helen Highwaters and...

A couple dozen film fans braved the rain to attend a food- and drink-filled Oscars party at the SLO Elks Lodge!


It’s Sunday, Feb. 22, and the SLO Elks Lodge is slowly filling up with film fans as the red carpet Academy Awards pre-show screens on the many flat screen TVs in the bar. My wife, Anna, and I have laid out a spread of pizza, veggies, cheese and crackers, and chips and dip, augmented by some mor...

Acclaimed local poet Glenna Luschei holds free writing workshop


For nearly 50 years now, Glenna Luschei has been writing poetry. In the late ’60s, she began publishing poetry on the Central Coast and founded her own poetry journal, Solo Press, providing local writers with an outlet that continues to this day. Over the years, Luschei has taught at Cal Poly, won...