Get Outside - Winter/Spring 2023

The Central Coast Guide to Everything Outside
Year-round recreation One of the great things about the Central Coast is its weather.

Get Outside

Find your fun: Getting fit doesn't have to be about the gym. It can include swordfighting and dodgeball

For our annual Health and Wellness issue, we decided to look for nontraditional ways of exercising.

Health & Wellness

Volunteers 2023

For our annual Volunteers issue, Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey visits with volunteers and dogs at Meade Canine Rescue & Sanctuary in Creston, and Staff Writer Bulbul Rajagopal learns about the volunteer needs of a local donkey sanctuary.


Last-Minute Gift Guide 2022: Find memories, markets, plants, and more

Tis the season to spend some money on loved ones, friends, and possibly frenemies—if you're into that kind of thing.

Last-Minute Gift Guide

Holiday Guide 2022: The Madonna tree, turducken, holiday movies, cookie decorating, turkey trots, and all the events of the season

It's hard to believe that 2022 is in the home stretch, but the holiday season is here, which means food, festivities, friends, family, and fringe benefits—like gifts!

Holiday Guide

14th annual New Times Music Awards winners

Read Glen Starkey’s story here! And the winners are ...

New Times Music Awards

Menus - Fall/Winter 2022-2023

The Central Coast Guide to All Things Food and Drink


Autumn Arts Annual: We've got San Luis Obispo County's upcoming exhibits, events, activities, performances, concerts, and more

With the breath of fresh rain storms we had the first few weeks of September, it really does feel like fall is here this year.

Autumn Arts Annual

Student Guide 2022

The 2022-23 school year is upon San Luis Obispo, and with it come crowds of young people clad in Cuesta College and Cal Poly T-shirts ready to tackle studies and the fun that only students can have. Our annual Student Guide issue is here for them (and you year-round residents, too).

Student Guide

SLO County Arts
Open Studios Tours 2022

Celebrating 24 Years!
The San Luis Obispo County Open Studios Art Tour, a program of SLO County Arts Council, takes place over two weekends in October each year. Free to the public, visitors create their own self-guided tour using the catalog.

SLO County Arts Open Studios Tour 2022

Education Today 2022

Before kids returned to campus after COVID-19 shutdowns, San Luis Coastal Superintendent Eric Prater started designing a summer education program to meet students' social and academic needs.

Education Today

55 Fiction 2022: Read some of the world's shortest stories and the winners of our annual contest

Every year brings a new batch of teeny, tiny stories complete with plots, details, characters, and surprise twists.

55 Fiction

Summer Guide 2022

Make your sunny summer plans with the help of our annual comprehensive listing of fabulous, fun festivities
In-person activities, festivals, celebrations, live music, camps, and more continue to multiply as we cross our fingers and watch pandemic restrictions retreat behind us.

Summer Guide

SLO Pride is back in-person after two years, and organizers talk new developments

San Luis Obispo-based drag queen Nala Diamond is ready to strut on the big stage again. So much so that Diamond, who uses nonbinary pronouns, will be packing no less than 30 outfits for the upcoming SLO Pridefest.

Pride Issue

Best of SLO County 2022

Do you have any marshmallows handy?

Best of SLO

Spring Arts Annual 2022

Find all the artistic, in-person, post-pandemic events on the horizon.
Spring 2022 is shaping up to be chock-full of events—just like old, pre-pandemic times. New Times' annual Spring Arts issue has all the good ones ready for you to tick off your list, from gallery exhibits to plays to live music, crafting activities, wine celebrations, street fairs, and food festivals, Calendar Editor Caleb Wiseblood curated them all into a calendar just for you!

Spring Arts Annual

Season of love: New Times’ annual Weddings issue has stories about a historically busy industry, dresses without stress, becoming a minister, and the rise of the mini ceremony

After taking a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Times' annual wedding issue is back—and the wedding industry almost didn't skip a beat.



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Sip of SLO: Be Hoppy Tours @ Central Coast Brewing

Sip of SLO: Be Hoppy Tours

Thursdays, 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. — Visit three hoppy venues and enjoy the chance to taste some of...
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Friday Hoppy Hour @ Central Coast Brewing

Friday Hoppy Hour

Fridays, 2:45 p.m. — Visit some of the best craft beverage locations in San Luis Obispo....
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Shakti: Embodying the Goddess @ 9th Limb Yoga

Shakti: Embodying the Goddess

Thu., Feb. 9, 5:15-6:45 p.m., Thu., Feb. 23, 5:15-6:45 p.m., Thu., March 9, 5:15-6:45 p.m. and Thu., March 23, 5:15-6:45 p.m. — This four-class series will explore the iconography, mythology, and devotional practices of...
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