Saturday, November 22, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 17
Signup

Weekly Poll
What are you thankful for?

Good health.
Good friends.
Good food.
Good grief I’m glad I’m not as dumb as so many other people.

Vote! | Poll Results

RSS Feeds

Latest News RSS
Current Issue RSS

Special Features
Delicious
Search or post SLO County food and wine establishments

Testing the waters: Locals prepare to submit a nomination to create a National Marine Sanctuary along the Central Coast

Cover Story

Testing the waters: Locals prepare to submit a nomination to create a National Marine Sanctuary along the Central Coast

BY JONO KINKADE

A wise animated crab once said: “The human world, it’s a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they’ve got up there.” He was biased, of course, but nonetheless, there are some land-roaming humans who might agree. In the waters off the Central Coast, 13 different species of whales and dolphins come to feed, sea otters are prolific, numerous species of... [ Read More ]

Top 5 Articles

 

Breaking News

Paso man sentenced in animal cruelty case

BY JONO KINKADE

A man accused of setting a young steer on fire at Paso Robles High School on Oct. 26, 2013 has been sentenced to jail and ordered to seek treatment. Garrett Kaplan, 24, of ...
Thursday, November 20, 3:46pm

 

News

Differing accounts: A woman with epilepsy claims Pismo Beach police were overly aggressive and wrongly arrested her; police claim she was intoxicated and hostile

BY COLIN RIGLEY

The question that will most likely need answering in the coming weeks is whether Pismo Beach police appropriately handled an intoxicated woman who had become irate with office...

Hill tops Ferrara in Arroyo Grande mayoral shocker

BY RHYS HEYDEN

Although initial results showed him trailing, final election results certified on Nov. 19 show that write-in challenger Jim Hill was successful in unseating longtime Arroyo Gr...

Pismo council set; mayoral race headed for recount

BY RHYS HEYDEN

Election results were certified countywide on Nov. 19, but Pismo Beach is the only place in San Luis Obispo County where the electoral outcome is still uncertain. Specificall...

Deputies make hash oil arrests

BY JONO KINKADE

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office announced Nov. 17 that deputies had arrested three individuals who were suspected of being involved in or near an alleged home ha...

Grover's Measure K passes, will address worst roads first

BY CLIFF MATHIESON

The first of Grover Beach’s failing roads may be repaired as soon as spring, thanks to a $48 million bond measure that narrowly passed in the Nov. 4 election. Final electio...

Paso Robles City Council bans various psychoactive products

BY JONO KINKADE

It took all of about 10 minutes for the Paso Robles City Council to ban bath salts and spice. No, we’re not talking about the common household products. Synthetic substanc...

Pipeline crunch time: A Nov. 21 hearing looms as Nipomo stakeholders consider key water decisions

BY RHYS HEYDEN

In water-challenged South County, the concept of the Nipomo Supplemental Water Project has been around for decades. Day by day, though, the project is becoming more real. Whi...

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission releases a tsunami assessment of Diablo Canyon 11 years later

BY COLIN RIGLEY

After more than 11 years, a 
63-page report focused on the tsunami hazard at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has been made public. On Nov. 6, the Nuclear Regulatory C...

Cougars & Mustangs

BY CHRIS WHITE-SANBORN

Cougars and Mustangs ... two species of animal mascots, but actually four mascots in total. See, both Cuesta and Cal Poly each sport two incarnations of what happens when they...

Commentary

Valuable taxes fall through loopholes

BY ZAF IQBAL

Double Irish with a Dutch Sandwich—no, it has nothing to do with food and drink. These are two tax loopholes widely used by corporations, especially by technology companies....

Letters

I don't like the changes, New Times

Susan Testa - Pismo Beach

Some of us are so disappointed in New Times. Personally, I have been an avid reader of New Times and read it over The Tribune. But for some reason, you have chosen to not repo...

I'm appalled at Capps' deceptive moves

Glende St. Jean - Santa Maria

Lie: an untrue statement intended to deceive. Liar: one who tells lies. The Capps campaign ran a TV ad in which they edited a statement by Chris Mitchum to make it sound as if...

Shredder

Who you gonna call?

I used to watch Saturday morning cartoons and think how amazing it would be if life were more like Looney Tunes. You know, when your mom nagged you about whether you made your...

Street Talk

What's your favorite sea creature?

Diana Gullo Jason Chung Mike Kee Aram French

Strokes and Plugs

On target: Central Coast Archery hits the mark

BY ADRIANA CATANZARITE

Archery may just be one of the coolest sports on the planet. And no, it’s not because of Katniss Everdeen. She pretty much just jumped on the archery bandwagon. It was def...

Arts

Paso Robles Library Foundation combines art and charity at annual Bookplate! fundraiser

BY JESSICA PENA

Francis Bacon, the 16th century man of science and wearer of many, many ruffles, once remarked, “Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed ...

Cal Poly's Theatre and Dance Department stages dark satire, 'Betty's Summer Vacation'

BY ADRIANA CATANZARITE

If there’s one thing you can take away from Betty’s Summer Vacation, it’s that this is a play that is definitely not for everyone. Despite the fact that the performance ...

SLO Film Fest screens silent film 'Daddy Long Legs' for Coming of Age series

BY JESSICA PENA

As far as 21st birthdays go, mine was just between Gigli and Howard the Duck in terms of how laughably awful it was. There was no party, there was no carousing, no special ju...

SLOMA Craft Art Market opens for the holidays

BY JESSICA PENA

It’s November, and you all know what that means. Yes, it’s time again for National Pomegranate Month, so get out your bibs because those seeds are messy. OK, that’s not ...

Studios on the Park displays new encaustic exhibit

BY JESSICA PENA

When most people look at wax, they think to themselves, “Oh yes, this would make a lovely candle for my new redwood bookcase.” Well, maybe not most people. Maybe that’s ...

Music

The Mother Hips brings their quintessential California sounds to SLO Brew on Nov. 21

BY GLEN STARKEY

In the 1960s and ’70s, one of California’s most creatively potent hotspots was Laurel Canyon, a Los Angeles neighborhood that became the epicenter for folk and rock perfor...

Film

'Rosewater' celebrates the triumph of the human spirit

Writer-director Jon Stewart (The Daily Show) adapts Maziar Bahari’s book about his 118-day detention and brutal interrogation by Iranian forces while working as an Iranian...

Flavor

Extra 'special' brownies: Heaven Squared is baking up chocolaty treats spiked with beer, wine, and sumptuous spices

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

Nicki Parker of Heaven Squared Brownie Company believes wholeheartedly in the 80/20 rule of health, and so do I. It’s really the only way to go, if you want to 1) live a lon...

Hayley's Pick

Robert Hall's 2012 Zinfandel and Evo Grapefruit Sparkling Water

  The holidays mean family time, and family time means food. Food means wine, so you’d better get your bottles lined up and ready for the front lines. I recently pulled a ...

Hot Dates

Gown to earth

Put on your most earthly attire and make your way to Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo for its latest art exhibit Earth Gowns, on display Nov. 22 through Jan. 31, with an o...

Rigging out

For many of us, the oilrigs of Bakersfield may just be eyesores that remind us of an unhealthy relationship of dependency, but for artist Kuzana Ogg they’re a source of insp...

A faire to remember

Let Art Center Morro Bay be the center of your attention during its Winter Faire, running through Dec. 29, from noon to 4 p.m. daily. This event will showcase the work of the ...