Saturday, June 10, 2023     Volume: 31, Issue: 46

Weekly Poll
Do you think the Carrizo Plain should stay a national monument?

Absolutely. The Carrizo is one of the last undeveloped areas of the San Joaquin Valley, a protected habitat for endangered species, and a natural wonder for the public.
Yes, but I don't think it's as clear cut as some think. The Trump Administration should take a look at its status.
The feds should consider reducing the size of the monument.
No. The Carrizo should be privatized. Allow the market to tap into its natural resources.

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The family behind Good Medicine Presents brings their talents to 2017's Live Oak Music Festival


Three years ago, Todd and Korie Newman loaded up their recreational vehicle, “Marvey the RV,” and drove their kids, Rohn and Acacia, to the Live Oak Music Festival for the very first time. “We always had a concert or two or three of our own that weekend,” Korie explained. They’d wanted...

E Pluribus Unum: From Many, One exhibit explores the immigrant's story at Studios on the Park


While the list of hot-button topics bound to start WWIII at your family dinner table are ever changing in the current political landscape, on any given day the wall President Donald Trump promised to build along the southern border is easily in the top three. Well, hold on to that fork. Whether you...

The Siren's call: Morro Bay's newest nightclub puts the city on the live-music map with the Alvin Bros


It’s Saturday, June 3, and the line to get into The Siren stretches way around the block. All these people are waiting to get into the sold-out Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin and The Guilty Ones show. My wife and I—full of artisanal burger deliciousness from the Flavor Factory—are fueled up for a n...

On a good note


Mark the start of summer by catching the final concert of the season for the Cal Poly Symphony on June 10. The show starts at 8 p.m. in Harman Hall in the Performing Arts Center and will begin with two small-scale works: Paul Dukas’ “Fanfare to precede ‘La Péri,’” written for orchestral ...

Selfie spots galore


One of the best things about life in SLO is the abundance of hiking trails. To get everyone hitting the dirt road, the city of SLO is throwing down a social media challenge: take a selfie or group photo at specific spots at seven trails included in the #PixOnPeaks challenge and win a free hat, and, ...

Break for art


Send young Picassos with too much time on their hands to the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s first session of summer art classes for kids from June 19 to 23. Kids ages 7 and 8 can discover the shapes, colors, and textures in nature by creating drawings and paintings inspired by plants, trees, str...

Underrated: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters


When? 2013  |  What’s it rated? R   |  Where’s it available? Amazon Video, DVD. I was first introduced to Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters by one of my college roommates, who wanted something fun to watch one day and knew that I liked Jeremy Renner. She told me that it was a bit over the ...

Blush-colored glasses: It's rosé season--all day, every day


Winemakers have kept a secret from us—the wine-drinking public—for decades: Rosé is amazing. OK, it’s not like they were keeping it a secret on purpose. The public is just finicky, prone to whims, and is made up of hopeless gossips. And pink wine had a hard time shaking the whispers that def...

Burger bomb: Wee Shack's burgers are mighty delicious


When you think of burgers, you probably think mostly of fast food, or at least something pretty straightforward. At Wee Shack, however, a burger isn’t just a meal—it’s an experience. Located in Morro Bay, Wee Shack truly has it all. It serves breakfast and dessert as well as its main menu, ...

Oceanside brunch: Food trucks wheel out to Avila to ease your weekend hunger for breakfast, lunch, and booze


I don’t know who first came up with the idea of combining breakfast and lunch, but I’m sure glad they did. If they didn’t, how else would you load up your plate with savory lox and decadently sweet stuffed French toast at the same time, and wash it all down with a mimosa sans judgment? It’s...

One mac to rule them all: New Times staffers eat through SLO County's cheesiest offerings


Our friendship was sealed at Black Sheep in San Luis Obispo when we bonded over our shared love of their original pub mac ’n’ cheese, in all its gooey, luscious, baked glory. We were happy but wondered if there was more? Could there be another mac ’n’ cheese out there for us? So we took on ...