Category Archives: Community News

Climate Action Marchers in SLO

Organizers of a Climate Action March from the SLO County Courthouse to the Bliss Café on Hiquera Street, said that approximately 200 people signed up to join them through the activist website,

Held Nov. 28 to coincide with a week of activity around talks in Paris, SLO Mayor Jan Marx joined the crowd along with a lot of other civic-minded citizens.






Morro Bay Street Fair is Nov. 29

The Morro Bay Merchant’s Association Holiday Street Fair is set for 9 am. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 in Downtown Morro Bay.

On tap will be more than 50 vendors in arts & crafts, seasonal and hand-made gifts and business vendors, kids rides with Luna’s Jumps of Santa Barbara, several non-profit organizations with cool informational booths and live music with the Noach Tangeras Band, Banjer Dan, the Born in a Barn Band, and the Cliffnotes featuring former Big Brother & The Holding Company singer, Valerie Johnson.
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‘Morro Bay Sings Motown’ a Roaring Success

The recent “Morro Bay Sings Motown” supper-dance-concert was a smashing success as hundreds packed the Community Center Saturday, Nov. 7 to hear local musicians perform Motown hits from the 1960s and ‘70s. The event raised some $16,000 for the Community Foundation, according to Marlene Peter, a member of the Foundation board.
Performers were Jody Mulgrew, Green to White and Captain Nasty Band. Shawna Marie, lead singer for Captain Nasty, joined Mulgrew on stage for several duets. The show was produced by Mitch Barnett and made possible with the help of numerous volunteers and donations from the business community. Among the biggest donors were David and Aglaja Peter owners of The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar, who provided the soup and salad supper. The Community Foundation raises money to provide scholarships to under-privileged children so they can participate in the City’s recreation sports programs.
Photos by Neil Farrell

Winter is in the Air at Downtown SLO Farmer’ Market

Ahhhh, the winter weather is finally making its way into San Luis Obispo! Fortunately, we don’t have to worry about ice, snow, or any weather too extreme to keep us from spending time outside during these cooler months, which means the Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market is still in full swing.

Throw on your favorite warm coat, grab a reusable bag (or purchase one from the Market information booth), and head Downtown to see what the winter months have brought to The Market. Twinkling lights strung through the trees illuminate Higuera Street and add bright holiday-vibrancy that only comes once a year.

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Santa in the House Starting Nov. 27

Merry Old St. Nick returns to SLO’s Mission Plaza at 10 a.m. sharp on Friday, Nov. 27.

The magical presence is assisted every year by the SLO Downtown Association and it’s free for kiddos to come up and say, “Hi,” get a candy cane, little toy and coloring book, but if parents want to take a snap with their iPhone, the Association asks $5 to offset the cost of the event.

For a more professional touch, it’s $7.50 to receive a framed photo from the elves on staff or $11 to have them print up and frame one taken by a parent.

Santa flies back to the North Pole by 7 p.m. every night but he’ll come back every day until his big trip on Christmas Eve. Exact daily schedules may change, check out the Downtown Association website at: to see if Santa is here before heading over.