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August and everything after: Locals have struggled to piece together the narrative that's followed six Cal Poly student arrests

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August and everything after: Locals have struggled to piece together the narrative that's followed six Cal Poly student arrests

BY RHYS HEYDEN

Before classes officially began for the fall quarter, six Cal Poly students had already been arrested and charged with multiple felonies stemming from an alleged armed robbery attempt at an off-campus fraternity house and alleged drug activity at that same location. The story was, as you might expect, everywhere. Multiple media outlets (including this one) offered takes... [ Read More ]

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News

SLO County airport has big plans for a new terminal

BY RHYS HEYDEN

With a small, outdated terminal and only one operational gate, San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport isn’t exactly setting the aeronautical world on fire. However, plans ...

LandWatch group challenges Cambria's Emergency Water Supply Project

BY JONO KINKADE

Supporters of an ongoing project intended to supply much-needed emergency water to the parched community of Cambria now have one more barrier to overcome. The Cambria Communi...

South County communities plan for low Lopez levels

BY RHYS HEYDEN

As water levels in Lake Lopez—a crucial South County reservoir—continue to decline, several municipalities are considering a “response plan” designed to sustain their ...

The SLO City Council is hung up on a decision to override the Airport Land Use Commission on future planning

BY JONO KINKADE

A looming conflict between the San Luis Obispo City Council and the SLO County Regional Airport Land Use Commission touched ground in City Hall Oct. 21, prompting much discuss...

A dry November: Candidates vying for two Cambria Community Services District seats talk about the town's water woes

BY JONO KINKADE

When election time comes, Cambria residents will be tasked with choosing candidates to fill the two open seats on the Cambria Community Services District’s five-member board...

Shandon residents say issues with the mail have gotten out of control

BY COLIN RIGLEY

When a package intended for Jennifer Moe package was sent back to its sender, the action resulted in a four-month delay before her daughter could get a needed surgery. Moe’...

Cougars & Mustangs

BY CHRIS WHITE-SANBORN

Thunder. That’s the first thing you hear. You aren’t used to the sound, really, in a town where the weather is the comforting flat line on the monitor of your darkest nigh...

Commentary

The truth about Measure G

BY JAN MARX, DAVE ROMERO, AND ALLEN K. SETTLE

Combined, the three of us have served San Luis Obispo as mayors and city councilmembers for more than half a century. We haven’t always seen eye to eye on issues, but we are...

Letters

Measure G for a healthy SLO

John B. Ashbaugh - SLO City Council

Reading the diatribe by Keith Gurnee, et al opposing Measure G (“Measure G is just more broken promises,” Oct. 16), I’m reminded of what Abraham Lincoln said about the p...

It won't be perfect, but I'm voting yes on G

John Fowler - San Luis Obispo

I’ve had many calls and emails from the Yes for Measure G camp asking me to weigh in and stop allowing the No folks to use my March 2014 letter to council to give support to...

Don't be fooled again

Pete Evans - San Luis Obispo

The city of San Luis Obispo would like you to think it has been prudent in how it spends Measure Y tax funds. I think they spend our money without regard to how hard we work f...

Shame on the Measure G committee

Leslie Halls - San Luis Obispo

Yesterday I received yet another full-color oversized card requesting my vote for sales tax Measure G. On it, Dave Romero commented that our infrastructure was falling way beh...

Shredder

Once ...

I heard a story the other day, a legend really, or maybe a fable, about two hikers who decided to exercise their independent, can-do, ’Merican spirit and leave the trail the...

Street Talk

Who's your favorite movie villain?

Courtney Owens Terra Scott Vince Benvin Will Vowels

Strokes and Plugs

Saturday afternoon fever: Ryan's American Dance appeals to the whole family

BY CLIFF MATHIESON

When it comes to dance, there are basically two types of people: those who only need the slightest hint of a groove to get moving, and those who would rather get a root canal ...

Arts

Local artist and writer Marguerite Costigan is named SLO County poet laureate

BY JESSICA PENA

For most of her life, Marguerite Costigan has been an artist. She’s written profound, lyrical poems and painted vivid scenes, all steeped in the wild and captivating imagery...

Eye-opener: Atascadero artist Bruce Miller displays abstract works at SLOMA

BY JESSICA PENA

Bruce Miller has been a museumgoer for nearly all his life. In fact, ask him about an artist and he’ll recount his or her works and talents with an encyclopedic ease. From D...

The Palm Theatre screens a stylized 1968 drama, The Swimmer, as part of the Take Two Live series

BY JESSICA PENA

One afternoon, in a ritzy Connecticut suburb, middle-aged Ned Merrill attends a pool party with some friends. As the conversation progresses, he proposes an unconventional ide...

SLOMA celebrates Dia de los Muertos at Mission Plaza

BY JESSICA PENA

Every October, it’s always Halloween that gets the spotlight. I get it. It’s got costumes, candy, and the allure of bothering one’s neighbors. But, instead of experienci...

Balls to the wall: British-born comedian Maddy Sinclair bares all for one-woman comedy show at SLO Little Theatre

BY JESSICA PENA

It’s Friday night. I’m in downtown SLO. I’ve just eaten my weight in garlic fries. That means it must be time for one thing: It’s time to hear some quality dick jokes....

Music

Former SLO Brew owners Todd and Korie Newman keep the music alive!

BY GLEN STARKEY

Arguably, no one’s done more for the downtown SLO music scene than Todd and Korie Newman. When they bought SLO Brew from Mike and Becky Hoffman almost a decade ago, the club...

Film

'Fury' offers a grim look at war and its effects

In this World War II-era film, written and directed by David Ayer, Brad Pitt stars as Don “Wardaddy” Collier, a tough-as-nails army sergeant commanding a Sherman tank an...

Flavor

A submarine dream: Lifelong pals from Italy take over Kona's Deli

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

When it comes to food, Mattia Tedeschi and Filippo Giordano believe that it is “far better to be authentically American than fake Italian.” The recent immigrants, both in...

Hayley's Pick

Bru Coffee's Green Juice and Chop Street's Nitro Tap: Deschutes Cinder Cone Red Ale

  Bru Coffee’s Green Juice - This hip Atascadero coffee hangout may be known for its Stumptown beans, freshly prepared quiche, and killer hangover-obliterating breakfas...

Hot Dates

Terrifying toys

If there’s one thing that rivals creepy clowns—like the ones that have been plaguing rural California lately—it would be creepy dolls. You can experience a live-action v...

What have we become?

Becoming California, a documentary about California’s environmental history, narrated by Jane Fonda, will screen at Cal Poly’s Spanos Theatre in SLO on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m...

Local motion

With a multitude of unique architectural structures in their arsenal, the contemporary dance company Diavolo will perform on Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Christopher Cohan Cent...