Saturday, July 23, 2016     Volume: 17, Issue: 20
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Where is the traffic the worst on the Central Coast?

Highway 101 between Pismo Beach and SLO.
Santa Maria, Broadway, anytime.
The San Marcos Pass, those people are nuts!
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, two lanes and tipsy drivers!

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A light shines through: Santa Maria artist Joseph Griffin-Janey joins SLO GALA Center's celebration of LGBT community amid tragedy

RYAH COOLEY

Husbands Joseph and Jack Griffin-Janey said, “I do” three times, and each time it was to each other. While three marriage ceremonies for one couple may seem extravagant, only one of the three ceremonies was a sentimental affair with friends and family present. The other two times—o...

A classical gas: The Great American Melodrama presents 'A Witless Rogue' with sword-swishing panache

JOE PAYNE

The Great American Melodrama always welcomes its audience in with a certain amount of fireside charm, from the live piano music to the warm popcorn and other treats served up by the actors in the bar line before the show even gets started. You always feel welcome and taken care of. Part of that wel...

Wildling Museum presents nature photography competition exhibition

JOE PAYNE

The Wildling Museum of Nature and Art in Solvang announced the winners of its annual nature photography competition, which all show together July 23 through Oct. 17 at the museum. The theme for the competition was “Where Land Meets Water,” and more than 100 photographers submitted their ...

Santa Maria Public Library's Shepard Hall features local artists

JOE PAYNE

The Santa Maria Public Library's Shepard Hall is a beloved showing space for local artists, and the library just announced how it plans to show art there through next year. The hall will showcase the art of several local artists year round, and some exhibits will rotate out every two months. The ar...

PCPA announces 2016-2017 season

JOE PAYNE

The Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) announced its 2016-2017 season, issuing a release in which Artistic Director Mark Booher called it the “season of massive humanity.” The season includes family favorites, award-winning musicals, Shakespeare, comedy, and deep drama. The season open...