Cal Poly arrest

An arrest Friday night outside a liquor store the near the Cal Poly Campus. University Police restrained a man and arrested him after he assaulted an officer. Police responded to the theft of a bottle of wine at the liquor store about 8:15 Friday night. Aidan James Dugan-Culton was arrested on suspicion of felony assault and misdemeanor theft. A bystander…

Women’s Day

Several hundred women turned out for “A Day without Woman” in San Luis Obispo today. They marched from Meadow Park on the south side of town into Mission Plaza where they held a rally. The women held a moment of silence at the Mission. The event was held in conjunction with the United Nations International…

SLO Rental Inspection Program

San Luis Obispo City Council votes unanimously to repeal the controversial long-debated Rental Housing Inspection Program. The Council voting Tuesday night to repeal the ordinance. 40% of housing in San Luis is rental housing, most of it for Cal Poly students. The owners often rent the bedrooms at $500-700 per student. Former Mayor Jan Marx…

New Buses in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is showcasing three new buses which are environmentally friendly. The buses to go on display this afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 at Mission Plaza. They were purchased as part of a one million dollar air quality-related grant. The buses have a modern look. Inside, there is Wi-Fi, sunroofs and hand sanitizers. But…

Supervisors

More heated debate yesterday before supervisor Debbie Arnold ultimately succeeded in changing the way water districts are funded during the transition to state mandated regulation. Supervisor John Peschong questioned staff about the county’s role in meeting the state mandate to create groundwater management districts. The discussion got heated when Supervisor Bruce Gibson attacked supervisor Supervisor…

Cal Poly Grants

Last year, Cal Poly faculty and staff received $32 million in grants, which is a 25% increase from the previous year. The grants bought $650,000 in lab equipment, paid the wages of 58 employees of the Cal Poly Corporation and $1.8 million in wages to more than 800 student researchers. Stuart Styles and Charles Burt…

Salud Carbajal Letter

San Luis Obispo County Supervisors also voted unanimously yesterday to send a letter to US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about the boards opposition to offshore oil and gas development. The vote was 4-0, with Supervisor John Peschong recusing himself. The letter states, “The County of San Luis Obispo is opposed to any expansion of oil…