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Amid pandemic, Masons celebrate 150 years

MARCH 2020 MAY SEEM LIKE A LIFETIME ago, and while some may have hoped for a quick resolution to the COVID-19 crisis, event organizing committees and logicians were clear on the need to postpone or cancel most public events through the end of the year. The 2020...

K.Jons Jewelry Co. Lindsay and Greg Chatham: This story has a familiar ring to it …

Did you hear it? That collective sigh of relief heard in North County back in January after the popular and long- time jewelry retailer K.Jons, slated to go out of business, didn’t. A young couple, Greg Chatham and his wife Lindsay Chatham, a former employee, heard...

Meet Melissa James … Reaching for a better life for all on the Central Coast

Last month, leaders from government, industry, the military, and academia took a giant leap toward making the Central Coast a global player in the fast-growing commercial space industry. On August 5th, a signed commitment was announced to develop a shared vision for...

Courtney Haile, activist, founder: R.A.C.E. Matters

What would it be like to be young, Black, living in San Francisco, but not to be accepted by your Black peers? What disguise would you have to wear to become friends with white students? How would those experiences shape you as you continued your education and...

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...

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Courtney Haile, activist, founder: R.A.C.E. Matters

Armor Farms … a new kind of produce box service

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

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

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