November 25, 2012 |
Apparently UCLA and its new class of super freshmen need more time to jell. Playing at Pauley Pavilion on Sunday night, the Bruins were shocked by visiting Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 70-68. After a sluggish start that saw them leading by only two points at halftime, the Bruins seemed to grab control of the game with an 18-point lead midway through the second half. That's when the visiting Mustangs got hot, making a string of three-point shots to cut the lead to one point with just under four minutes remaining.
November 24, 2012 |
The UCLA and USC basketball teams return to action Sunday at home, and heading into those games both head coaches feel the exact same way about their teams. "We've got a long way to go," USC's Kevin O'Neill said. Said UCLA's Ben Howland: "We've got a long way to go. " Howland's No. 11-ranked Bruins (4-1) play host to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (1-2) at 7 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion. USC (3-2) faces No. 25 San Diego State (2-1) at 7 p.m. at the Galen Center. For USC and UCLA, it will be their first games since playing in tournaments against stiff competition.
November 24, 2012
UCLA tonight VS. CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO When: 7 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 4-1, Cal Poly 1-2. Update: Cal Poly is led by junior forward Chris Eversley, who is averaging 14.3 points and 7.0 rebounds a game. Cal Poly finished 18-15 overall last season, 8-8 in Big West Conference play. UCLA beat Cal Poly at Pauley Pavilion in 2010. The Bruins are 5-0 all-time vs. Cal Poly. UCLA guard Tyler Lamb, who is still recovering from surgery on his left knee, and center Tony Parker, who is suffering from back spasms, may not play.
July 1, 2012
Pismo Beach Pier Overview: Fishermen and walkers predominate on this 1,370-foot pier, which has a distinctive diamond-shaped end. You'll find a bait shop-meets snack bar-turned souvenir stand about halfway out on the plank span. At the foot of the pier is a tourist information booth manned by Pismo Beach denizens who offer tips on where to eat, shop and stay. Background: Some California beach towns seem to ignore their piers; others seem to dote on them. Pismo Beach is one of the latter.
April 7, 2012
While visiting my daughter in Geneva, we took the train to Lyon, France, to shop and have lunch at the charming Les Terrasses d'Alex. It was a five-minute cab ride from the train station, in a residential district. Wonderful menu and a full bar. I can't wait to go back in the spring and dine outside under the great shade trees. Les Terrasses d'Alex,14 Rue Alexandre Boutin, Villeurbanne; 011-33-4-78-65-95-74, http://www.lesterrassesdalex.com . Main dishes from about $11. Linda Groover San Luis Obispo
February 2, 2012 |
Dear SOS: Recently my best childhood friend treated me to a creekside birthday dinner at beautiful Novo Restaurant in San Luis Obispo. We both had the Thai green chicken curry, and it was absolutely incredible. I tried an online recipe that was good but just didn't reach the level of excellence that Novo's creation did. I would love to have the privilege of getting that recipe if possible! Julie Simonsgaard Thousand Oaks Dear Julie: Novo was happy to share its recipe for this wonderfully rich and flavorful soup-like curry, which it serves with rice and chapatis on the side.
January 5, 2012
MUSIC Living legends of early rock and roll are in short supply, but the surf guitar hero Dick Dale still shreds as hard as when he first cut "Misirlou. " His famously ornery stage presence is as winning as his Stratocaster fireworks. SLO Brew, 1119 Garden St., San Luis Obispo. 7 p.m. Thu. $25. Slobrewingco.com.
December 8, 2011 |
The agreement by investor Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy Holdings to buy a $2-billion photovoltaic farm in San Luis Obispo County could bring a ray of financial sunshine to the battered solar-energy industry. The scale of Buffett's foray into this sector of the renewable energy scene is considerably more modest than his $34-billion purchase of BNSF Railway, but it could provide the same kind of boost to the solar power business that the 2009 acquisition did to the railroad industry, experts said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2011 |
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that California State University did not violate the state's open meeting law in January when it approved a $350,000 annual salary for the new president of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In April, Lillian Taiz, president of the California Faculty Assn., sued the university's Board of Trustees and Cal State Chancellor Charles Reed, arguing that the public should have received prior notification that the salary for Jeffrey D. Armstrong would exceed the previous maximum rate of $328,212 for top executives by nearly $20,000.