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Autumn has arrived, alongside a cornucopia of original, exciting, and innovative artistic events

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Autumn has arrived, alongside a cornucopia of original, exciting, and innovative artistic events

BY JESSICA PENA

Ah, autumn. Wrap that cozy, cashmere scarf around your neck, and breathe in that brisk, misty air. Welcome to the best season. The calico foliage, crisp apple cider, Guy Fawkes Night, and Ben Stein’s birthday—it’s a great time to be alive. It also just so happens to be a rich and excellent time for the arts. This is why we editors and our intern minions have spent ho... [ Read More ]

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Breaking News

Correctional officers arrested in connection with bar-fight death

BY COLIN RIGLEY

Two correctional officers with the Salinas Valley State Prison in Monterey County were arrested in connection with the death of Alvaro Jaramillo Medrano. According to a San L...
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News

The land that never was: Low attendance, cancellations, and criminal complaints dog Forever Never Land

BY COLIN RIGLEY

It was going to be a two-day food, music, and funfest with alcohol. It was going to span four fictional lands. It was first slated to be one of the biggest local events in r...

Cayucos pier repair gets green light from supervisors

BY JONO KINKADE

After being deemed unsafe and closed to the public, the idyllic Cayucos pier has stood quietly over the sea while its friends and fans have been busy raising money and gatheri...

California Bicyclists get a legal force field

BY CLIFF MATHIESON

Starting the week of Sept. 18, California’s bicyclists will be surrounded by a 3-foot bubble of legal protection. Under a new law called the Three Feet for Safety Act, it’...

Governor signs bill required for the formation of a proposed North County water district

BY JONO KINKADE

It was a long road to the governor’s desk in Sacramento. Now, with the quick whirl of a pen, a bill that paves the way for a special water district in northern San Luis Obis...

Clarification

In a Sept. 11 article titled “Beneath the surface,” the presence of arsenic was described as being found in the Pleasant Valley area east of San Miguel. In fact, arsenic i...

Corrections

• In a recent article about the Cambria Emergency Water Supply Project (“Holding Water,” Sept. 4), the total cost of the project, including accrued interest on the loan ...

Making waves: A locally driven bill aims to reform California boating safety education

BY RHYS HEYDEN

Each year between 2004 and 2013, somewhere between 38 and 58 people were killed in California boating accidents. That’s not all. In that same time range, there were between...

Solid ground: Two reports claim Diablo Canyon is safe from earthquakes

BY COLIN RIGLEY

Update: PG&ampE issued the following response as a point of clarification to the IPRP review process mentioned in this article. “PG&E’s original intent was to ...

Cougars & Mustangs

BY CHRIS WHITE-SANBORN

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen! Upon this very stage, week after week, our highly trained host is prepared to boggle the mind with his amazing display of Extrasensory Pe...

Commentary

Measure G is good for SLO

BY CLINT PEARCE, ANDREA PEASE, AND PIERRE RADEMAKER

You can tell when a campaign season is in full swing: Factual distortions fly fast and furious, and that has been true in the case of Measure G.  As the co-chairs of SLO Cit...

Letters

Actually, this is what A Better Atascadero does

Ron Walters - A Better Atascadero president

A correction needs to be made to a recent letter, printed in New Times, which said that A Better Atascadero (ABA) does not report donations. This is incorrect. A Better Atasc...

Drink responsibly

Cindy Stevens - Paso Robles

Last summer, after our well went dry, I had the privilege of being interviewed by New Times concerning our water crisis. I remain extremely grateful for your care for this pli...

Listen to Michael Peck regarding Diablo

Lee A. Caulfield - Los Osos

I am amazed at the glib response of NRC/PG&E to the known earthquake hazards at Diablo Canyon Nuclear power plant. A prominent scientist who discovered the Shoreline faul...

Is this a new Crusade?

Gerald Manata - Paso Robles

It should not have come as any surprise—after centuries of interference, colonization, and exploitation in the oil-rich Middle East by Western powers—that another native r...

Shredder

Forever dumb

Hey kids, being an adult is so awesome! We get to go to bed whenever we want. We cavort in giant pits of cotton candy foam while A-Trak does whatever it is that professional D...

Street Talk

What’s your guilty pleasure music?

Lucy Benson Kim Copeland Wilson Mosley Joel Stoudman

Strokes and Plugs

Penny's All-American Cafe is hosting their 8th Annual Breast Cancer Benefit in Pismo Beach this October

BY ADRIANA CATANZARITE

Pismo Beach resident Penny Rodriguez is a force of nature. When her parents passed away from cancer, she turned that grief toward raising money for chemotherapy patients, an...

Arts

Sound salvation: KCBX's Neal Losey still does radio the old fashioned way

BY GLEN STARKEY

Elvis Costello’s song “Radio, Radio” didn’t see a lot of radio play when it came out in 1978 … or ever. It was, after all, an indictment of commercial radio’s wr...

Long-running one-man show, 'Defending the Caveman,' comes to Arroyo Grande's Clark Center

BY JESSICA PENA

Besides the perpetual battle between what is more attractive, Chris Pratt in a Speedo or a box of Thin Mint cookies, there has been one, consistent contest since the dawn of...

Where will you be on Bill Murray's birthday?

BY ASHLEY SCHWELLENBACH

Every year, on Sept. 21, we gather on the beach wearing red beanies. At sunset, we make a toast to the comedic genius of our demigod, bid him happy birthday, take a shot, an...

Comedian Jeff Dunham is playing the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Sept. 21

BY ADRIANA CATANZARITE

Famed comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his colorful troupe of dummies are taking their offbeat brand of comedy to the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles this Sept. ...

Music

Award-winning Central Coast singer-songwriter Loren Radis will release his new live album on Sept. 19 at Steynberg Gallery

BY GLEN STARKEY

Loren Radis has been quietly making great music on the Central Coast for six years. He first hit my radar in 2009, when his song “If You’ll Be Mine” was one of the win...

Film

'The Trip to Italy' satisfies with food, fun, and conversation

British comedians Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan return with a sequel to their 2010 comedy about food, travel, and celebrity impersonations, "The Trip." Directed by Michael Win...

Flavor

Bang the Drum Brewery redefines what a bar can be

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

If you’ve ever owned a radio, or were lucky enough to watch MTV in the glorious 1980s, you probably got Todd Rundgren’s ultra-catchy hit, “Bang the Drum All Day” stu...

Hayley's Pick

The Juicery's Deep Green Juice and McCarthy's Bramble

  The Juicery’s Deep Green Juice The doctors who own The Juicery in Paso Robles have a mantra: Food is medicine. I’m all for health, and when medicine tastes this good,...

Hot Dates

Out in the open

Hosted by the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club, a discussion panel about the San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment and how they interact with local open spaces, ...

Tangled up in blue

Weaving together music, comedy, and technology, the Blue Man Group will perform on Sept. 23 and 24, at the Christopher Cohan Center in SLO at 7:30 p.m. The Christopher Cohan C...

Collecting rust

Rancho Rustarado, an exhibit of photography by Janet Janzen, will be on display at The Village Bean in Cambria, through Sept. 30. Sales from the show will benefit Spoken Word ...