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The long, storied history of San Luis Obispo's historic Chinatown and the artifacts left behind

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The long, storied history of San Luis Obispo's historic Chinatown and the artifacts left behind

BY COLIN RIGLEY

At the end of Dana Street in San Luis Obispo, there is a white, wooden fence. Behind that fence, there is a white building marked by a bronze-colored placard with the words, “Rosa Butrón de Canet de Simmler ADOBE c. 1845.” In the back of the Palm Street parking garage, there is a small window display that contains artifacts next to poster boards commemorating the his... [ Read More ]

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News

The De Groot Nursing Home for Children in San Luis Obispo will forfeit its license to bill for services

BY COLIN RIGLEY AND RHYS HEYDEN

The De Groot Nursing Home for Children is forfeiting its license to bill Medicaid effective Oct. 9. According to a notification obtained Sept. 25, the home’s operator, Sjan...

San Luis Obispo man sentenced for pimping a minor

BY TREVER DIAS

On Sept. 30, 20-year-old Douglas James Stephens of San Luis Obispo was sentenced to three years in state prison after entering a plea of no contest to a felony charge of pimpi...

Field worker sexual harassment bill becomes law

BY RHYS HEYDEN

On Sept. 28, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1087 into law. The bill seeks to curb what some say is an epidemic of sexual harassment and violence among the state’s fie...

The 9th Circuit grants a Vandenberg protester's rehearing petition

BY RYAN MILLER

The gears of the judicial system keep turning in the case of John Dennis Apel, a local man who’s seen legal proceedings against him slowly make their way up to the U.S. Supr...

Molecular convergence: SLO County's Drought Task Force to meet

BY JONO KINKADE

If you’re all-too-familiar with the drought’s presence but want to know more about what’s being done, you’ll have an opportunity to hear about it at the upcoming Water...

Discrimination consternation: A state policy is creating major issues for some Cal Poly clubs

BY RHYS HEYDEN

All across California, church and state—familiar sparring partners—are once again at loggerheads. This time, though, their conflict is being fought on an unfamiliar battle...

Moving time: The Templeton Livestock Market will close in October, leaving local cattle ranchers wondering if they'll be left in the dust

BY JONO KINKADE

Behind the big red building that houses the Templeton Livestock Market, a much bigger yard lined with metal pipes and wooden boards holds hundreds, if not thousands, of head o...

Cougars & Mustangs

BY CHRIS WHITE-SANBORN

October has only just begun, but already beings across the Central Coast are terrified. Students are terrified of school having begun. Citizens are terrified of the roads now ...

Commentary

'I have decided to pursue new opportunities elsewhere'

BY STEVE ADAMS

It is with regret that I announce my plans to step down as city manager with the city of Arroyo Grande. After much deliberation, I have determined that the current events have...

Letters

Don't keep art for adults

Dakota Moulton - San Luis Obispo

I was reading an invitation to “Girl—A Feminist Art Show,” when I noticed it was not allowing those under 18 years of age on opening night. I find it rather ironic that ...

There is no debate

Steve Pax - San Luis Obispo

On Sunday, Sept. 21, a Peoples’ Climate March took place in San Luis Obispo in support of climate change efforts being discussed at the UN Climate Summit. To their credit, ...

Shredder

Paving goodbye

So I finally watched the movie with the talking dog. You know the one? With the house with the balloons and the dog that rambles on about his master? Also, why have there been...

Street Talk

What do you think of SLO's Chinatown?

Karen Merriam David Orr Susie Velazquez Seth Wilkinson

Strokes and Plugs

Tip of the hat: Hats for Hope throws annuual benefit

BY CLIFF MATHIESON

A  cancer diagnosis must be one of the worst things a person can be confronted with. On top of possible mortality, a cancer patient also has to deal with a million little hor...

Arts

Cal Poly's University Art Gallery exhibits modern photography with vintage feel in Photography Now

BY ADRIANA CATANZARITE

With all of the new photography technology that’s available—Instagram, Photoshop, phones that function as cameras—it seems like everyone fancies themselves a photographe...

Smart Studio in SLO debuts new exhibit, Girl: A Feminist Art Show

BY JESSICA PENA

If you do a frequency search for the word “feminist” on the New York Times, you’ll see the graph spike for the year 2014. Compared to last year, use of the word has more...

SLO Symphony features Elizabeth Pitcairn and her famous 'red violin' at Cal Poly's Christopher Cohan Center

BY JESSICA PENA

Red all about it In 1720, the famed instrument artisan Antonio Stradivari fashioned one of his impeccable violins. In total, he is estimated to have made well over a thousand...

Backyard chickens are no bargain!

BY GLEN STARKEY

It’s Sunday, Sept. 28, and I’m working in the backyard when I hear the dogs barking. I look through the sliding glass door and out the picture window and see a pregnant wo...

Music

Trigger Hippy brings its soul-drenched sound to SLO Brew on Oct. 5

BY GLEN STARKEY

I’ve been checking out videos online of Trigger Hippy, the new soul-drenched collaboration by Jackie Greene (vocals, keys, guitars), multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osb...

Film

'Boxtrolls' is a big box of fun!

A boy raised by boxtrolls fights to save his friends from a pack of maniacal exterminators. Directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi bring Irenal Brignull’s and Ada...

Flavor

Everything apple: Take a bite out of the first-ever Avila Apple Festival

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

What could be more uniquely American than watching a SLO County Sherriff’s Department officer consume copious amounts of apple pie as quickly as possible in a family-oriente...

Hayley's Pick

SLO Creek Farm's Cider and Re:Find's Gin

SLO Creek Farm's Cider It is fall, and apples are on my mind. Maybe that’s because I’m looking at a flat of about 10 pounds of fresh-picked Braeburn apples currently sitt...

Hot Dates

Art imitates Paso

Erin Hanson: Works of Paso Robles, an exhibit of bold, impasto-style paintings by said artist, will be on display at Studios on the Park, Oct. 2 to 26. A live painting demo an...

Driven to madness

“I am and always have been an artist in more ways than one. I move through mediums all day whether it is sleeping, dreaming, singing, dancing, writing, drawing, painting, se...

Poetic wisdom

Ventura poets and publishers of Askew literary journal, Phil Taggart and Marsha de la O, will give a reading at Wise Owl Bookstore Café in Cambria, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Taggart'...