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Trash Amps: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rock out

Adam Wegener and Ron Sloat founded Trash Amps in 2010, a company devoted to building speakers in a sustainable and non-traditional packaging.

SLO Bacon Fest goes HAM

It was a bacon lover’s heaven and every pig’s worst nightmare. It was the first SLO Bacon Fest held this past Saturday at the Alex Madonna Expo Center.

San Luis Obispo’s first Bacon Fest to serve up smiles

Everyone’s favorite breakfast meat is sizzling up at Alex Madonna Expo Center this Saturday, Nov. 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at the inaugural SLO Bacon Fest.

Making it KeyZ

Mechanical engineering sophomore Elan Timmons has been an inventor since he was seven years old. His first invention involved a pedal that was connected to the locking mechanism on his door so he could open it without using his hands.

Spicing it up

Sexy, difficult, skimpy outfits, passionate dancers — these are some images that might pop into the average person’s head when thinking about salsa dancing.

Magnetizing music

A briefcase is placed haphazardly, wide open in the middle of the room. Sketches of circuits, a sea of tangled multicolor wires and sets of pliers overflow onto the floor.

Local emcee grows from SLO High roots

He sits on the bench in front of his old, chipped, bright yellow locker in the San Luis Obispo High School locker room. His name is painted on the wall for all county recognition as a defensive back for the 2008 football team.

Mustangs tune into the music industry

Almost everyone knows about Cal Poly alumnus “Weird Al” Yankovic. While attending Cal Poly, he worked at KCPR, the campus radio station.

Art Central, a store for artists by artists

Art Central isn’t your everyday arts and crafts store. Selling professional-grade materials, Art Central is a match made in heaven for any local artist, art student or someone that simply wants to dabble in the arts a bit more.

Empire of the Sun brings life and innovation to Avila

Halloween came a little early this year when the Australian electronic music duo, Empire of the Sun, took over the stage with its hypnotic, dance-inducing beats that were accompanied with Vegas-style costumes and special effects.

Empire of the Sun to take Avila Beach by storm

Electronic duo Empire of the Sun will be hitting the Central Coast for the first time Saturday night at Avila Beach Resort as part of its larger tour promoting its new album Ice on the Dune.