Sunday, September 14, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 7
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Should police be allowed to use surplus military equipment?

Cheap or free gear for local police? Sounds good to me.
No. Police are meant to serve the people, not to threaten them.
If they use it properly I don’t see any reason why not, but I don’t feel comfortable seeing cops with assault rifles.
Nothing says democracy like a bayonet to the butt.

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New Times / Hayley's Pick

New Frontiers' 'Perfect Blend' Juice

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

Regardless of how you feel about the New Frontiers-to-Whole Foods switchover, there is one thing you should know: Now is the time to enjoy the freshly juiced concoctions you’ve come to know and love while shopping for bulk nuts and organic produce. Word on the street is that the Whole Foods sign will go up sometime this October/November, and with it, plenty of changes. By no means am I saying these changes will be bad (I am personally happy that beer and wine is already being stocked at the Froom Ranch Way location), but there will be changes, nonetheless. My favorite New Frontiers juice to sip while strolling the aisles is aptly called, “The Perfect Blend,” a mix of carrot, beet, apple, celery, and ginger. It’s not too sweet and the ginger bestows a powerful, spicy kick that keeps me slurping for more. I suggest you try it, as well as the other seven juice blends on the grocery store’s menu, while you still can!

 

About $4 for a 12 ounce juice at New Frontiers/Whole Foods, located at 1531 Froom Ranch Way, San Luis Obispo.

Vina Robles Winery's 2011 Estate Petite Sirah

BY HAYLEY THOMAS

Guitars, cadillacs, and ... petite sirah? Yeehaw! I recently revisited the wines of Vina Robles after a bang-up concert at the winery’s state-of-the-art amphitheater featuring none other than Dwight “Elvis shimmy” Yoakam. Although I do feel the Paso Robles venue could stand to tear out a few chairs to make room for dancers to shake a tail feather, I do not think they need to fiddle with their luxurious, black cherry-laden 2011 Estate Petite Sirah. It’s complex, smooth, and has great legs … just like my favorite country crooner.

 

$29 per bottle/$23 for wine club members at vinarobles.com or at the tasting room, located at 3700 Mill Road, Paso Robles.