WOW Week 9.19.2018

The Week of Welcome is underway at Cal Poly for incoming students. Yesterday, hundreds attended a new program about diversity. Every member of the incoming class attended a course presented by the Cal Poly Vice-President for Diversity and Inclusion. Jamie Patton made a call for “Diversity of Thought and Diversity of Experiences.”. His talk was…

Steve Von Dohlen 9.19.2018

At last night’s Paso Robles city council meeting, the council honored Steve Von Dohlen for his work with Boy Scout Troop 60. Mayor Steve Martin giving Von Dohlen a proclamation. Von Dohlen is stepping down after eleven years as scoutmaster. Troop Sixty’s new scoutmaster is Eric Anderson. The council also introduced a proclamation honoring constitution…

Alex’s Barbecue 9.19.2018

A Shell Beach icon topples to the ground yesterday, despite efforts to preserve it. Alex Bar-B-Q building demolished after more than 80 years standing in Shell Beach. Compass Health is building a new restaurant at the site. They had an emergency permit to remove the tower from the building but instead, demolished the entire iconic…

Supervisors 9.19.2018

San Luis Obispo county supervisors vote unanimously to outsource medical and mental health services at the county jail. The county will hire a private company that specializes in healthcare for inmates. It means that 24 county employees could lose their jobs, but some staff members will be offered positions with the new contractor. The next…

Mural Process 9.19.2018

Paso Robles adopts new rules on murals on private buildings downtown. The example which most are familiar with is the mural on the Spring Seafood Bar and Grill building, located at 1215 Spring street. The plan presented was what community development director Warren Frace described as the Portland process, whereby neighbors meet with the artist…

Graduates Pay 9.18.2018

Graduates from Cal Poly are among the best paid in the state. Starting pay for Cal Poly graduates averages just over $61 thousand dollars a year. That places seventh among California universities. Harvey Mudd graduates placed first with an average $81 thousand dollars salary. Then California Institute of Technology with $79 thousand dollars. Stanford with…