What do you think about's new homepage?

You’ve probably noticed that looks a little different today. As part of our ongoing effort to make our Web site easier to use, we’ve moved some things around. Don’t worry, we haven’t gotten rid of anything — we’ve just consolidated the content a bit. That way you don’t have to scroll around so much to find what you’re looking for. Here’s what we’ve changed:

Latest From the Newsroom:

Our breaking news headlines are now displayed horizontally in a “carousel.” Just click the green arrows to scroll through the most recent headlines. And, just as before, you can click on the orange heading that says “Latest From the Newsroom” to see even more stories.

Today’s Featured Stories:

Here, we’ve rounded up a few stories we think you’ll find interesting from our news, sports and features sections. Just like with the breaking news headlines, you can click the green arrows to browse these stories. Want to see the rest of the stories in a particular section? Click on the “more stories” link right below the text.

Bloggers and Columnists:

We’re now featuring the three most recent posts from our bloggers and columnists more prominently on the homepage. Looking for a blog or column you don’t see here? Click on the “read more” link below our writers’ smiling faces, and you’ll be taken to a page with all our bloggers’ and columnists’ latest posts.

Crime Maps and Caption Contest:

Did you know about the crime reports we publish for San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Atascadero? How about our caption contest? Sometimes our features get buried deep in the Web site; we plan to use this spot to highlight a few we think you’ll find useful or fun.

Now that we’ve told you what we’ve changed, it’s your turn to tell us what you think. Like it? Hate it? Tell us why. Can’t find something you’re looking for? Let us know. We’re always striving to make better for our readers, so we appreciate your feedback.

— Christine Janocko, online editor