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Armor Farms … a new kind of produce box service

Since April, organizations like the nonprofit Feeding America have been warning of the potentially dire consequences of systemic food insecurity, noting that: “While changes taking place are disrupting the lives of nearly everyone in some way, food-insecure...

SLO Symphony’s Anna James Miller: The Magic of Music in the time of Covid-19

THE LAST LIVE SLO SYMPHONY CONCERT ANY OF US WILL attend for a while was performed just two weeks before the stay-at-home order was issued in the State of California. In a twist of irony no one could makeup, the title of that concert was Sounds Like Home, and Anna...

SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow: A life of duel careers

Unlike most fifth-graders, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow spent time penning letters to prospective law schools in California, reading the United States Constitution and learning about the country’s founding principles to educate himself on what it...

A local rediscovers her beach

It's Wednesday afternoon. Low clouds hang over Morro Strand, a three-mile stretch of beach north of Morro Rock. No kids, kites, or coolers. I focus on a different type of beachcomber. Hundreds of sand dollars have been stranded at low tide. Little purple spheres with...

The Fremont Theater —Our Venerable Local Landmark Turns 78

Here's what architect, professor, planning commissioner and former San Luis Obispo Mayor, the late Ken Schwartz, had to say about landmarks. He’d been to a conference back east and was impressed by the value and importance city planners placed on creating and...

Dr. Clint Slaughter: Local M.D. Weighs in on Covid-19

Today is Friday, April 10, 2020. Let us start with that in mind because every article and news-feed update of late is subject to being massively out of date in less than three days. In fact, there’s been difficulty beginning any story in the last two months without...

Behind the Badge: Living in the Time of COVID-10

I want to start my column this month by hoping everyone in your family is safe and healthy. During these times of uncertainty, it’s important to remember what matters most in our lives. COVID-19 is taking its toll on our nation, state, and county. We at the Sheriff’s...

History before America Part 2

It was an age of exploration, an opportunity to discover new lands and potentially untapped riches; a unique time as the world and imagination propelled humankind to challenge the elements of time and space. As today’s pioneers pierce the veil of the unknown beneath...

What is distance learning?

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” ~Albert Einstein Many students, parents, teachers, and the general public have recently asked just what distance learning is in response to COVID-19. A primary definition is that school...

Lisa Hulse: Keeping Seniors Safe … in the Time of Covid-19

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "The measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” As the threat of Covid-19 leaks slowly but inevitably across our city and county, the...

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Lisa Hulse: Keeping Seniors Safe … in the Time of Covid-19

Living a life of food and family in Pismo Beach: The Doug and Shannon MacMillan story

Casey Biggs: To Boldly Go … Wherever Life Takes Him

Lemos Feed & Pet Supply: Putting pets and their people first for nearly half a century

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