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Kreuzberg’s ‘Spectacular’ to ring in holiday season

A flurry of jingle bell-induced tunes, ugly Christmas sweaters and bubbly-filled glasses are just part of the holiday cheer local cafe Kreuzberg, CA has in store for this weekend.

The heavily decorated coffee shop will hold its 2nd annual “Kreuzberg Ugly Sweater and Fialta Sing-Along Christmas Spectacular Spectacular” on Dec. 6.

Yogurt Creations to hold official grand opening

Kassi Luja [follow id=”KassiLuja”] Though Yogurt Creations opened early this past week, the frozen yogurt shop is holding a grand opening event on Oct. 3. at 10 a.m. The opening will feature various speakers including owner John Bolton and live…

Soundtracking summer: Local indie-pop band Fialta set to release album

Beams of sunlight pour through Kreuzberg, CA as the day escapes into the evening. Guests trickle in and out of the muraled café, with the majority of customers ordering cold beverages to counter the day’s lingering heat. Students and locals fill the worn, velvet and wooden chairs, sipping Italian soda between bites of dishes named after literary figures.

History’s end: Local folk band plays last show

Local folk-alternative band History of Painters played its last show as a band this past Friday night at Kreuzberg, CA.

SLO poet laureate is a man of the outdoors

When Jerry Douglas Smith was in high school, he hated poetry. He thought all poetry dealt with the teacher’s idea of the poem’s meaning, he said.

Gone fishing: Students tackle Forbes’ No. 1 deadliest job

If political science senior Connor Smith was asked to define who he was, he would say an Alaskan fisherman.

‘Gatsby’ trailers and soundtrack dazzle, but will the film?

The New York lights glitter in the night. In West Egg, a mansion is filled with crowds adorned in opulent ’20s garments. Guests dance and converse on every confetti-blanketed surface. Fireworks boom above their heads as restlessness envelopes the air.

Vietnam vet and novelist screens documentary

He sits in a multi-colored, plaid shirt, his metal-rimmed glasses resting on his nose. “That’s me,” he says, pointing to one of the soldiers on the cover of the novel he’s clutching. The book is his first novel, “Soldados: Chicanos…

MAP: ECOSLO hosts free local hikes and trail work events

The above map pinpoints upcoming hikes and trail work events put on by the Environmental Center of San Luis Obispo (ECOSLO), a local non-profit organization. “We’re the local environmental hub for San Luis Obispo County,” program coordinator Kylee Singh said about ECOSLO.…

Academy of American Poets contest underway

It’s the opportunity to win a grand prize with stanzas full of color and creativity bursting off the page. But the clock is ticking.

Painting a history: two local folkies’ rise to prominence

The walls of the musty record store’s back room are a hodgepodge timeline, adorned with 12-inch album covers and moments of musical history frozen on posters. Spectators — roughly 6 years old to middle-aged — flood in and gather in front of the stage, ready for Josh Cody and Justin Hooper to perform.