Tuesday, April 21, 2015     Volume: 29, Issue: 38

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Where should new development go in SLO County?

Packed into existing cities.
Spread into quiet, rural areas.
Oh, I’ll tell ya where you can put your new development.

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The Wandering Madman, a mobile musician, brings homespun stylings to the Central Coast

Barbara Hernandez has lived in San Luis Obispo for 16 years. One evening, she and her husband, Lanny, were walking downtown after a film festival event. They ambled toward the corner of Marsh and Morro Street, right near the alleyway that abuts Barnes and Noble. But before they could make it any farther, they took in the scene before them. In that narrow pathway, a crowd had gathered. People were dancing, singing, and swaying to the sounds of a mysterious, warbling voice crooning the classics: Bob Dylan, Etta James, Billy Joe... [ Read Article ]