Crime

SLOPD grant allows crackdown on alcohol crimes

SLOPD and UPD increase enforcement to address minors' alcoholic consumption and possession. Read More »

The SLOPD grant was awarded by California Alcoholic Beverage Control. | Daniel Dempster/Mustang News

UPD pilots new 9-1-1 awareness campaign

UPD is one of five agencies in California spreading awareness to reduce non-emergency calls placed to 9-1-1 dispatch centers. Read More »

The campaign's goal is to inform the public of the proper use of 9-1-1. | Joseph Pack/Mustang News

WOW 2014: New safety procedures yield mixed results

To increase public safety during WOW Week, SLOPD collaborated with the campus community and numerous San Luis Obispo resources . Read More »

Source: San Luis Obispo Police Department press release. | Graphic by Megan Heddinger

University and national Delta Sigma Phi talk fate of Cal Poly chapter

As of now, neither Cal Poly nor the national chapter of Delta Sigma Phi plan to pose sanctions against the Cal Poly Delta Sigma Phi Chapter. Read More »

The Delta Sigma Phi chapter house in San Luis Obispo | Kyle McCarty/Mustang News

“Architecture Graveyard” needs serious repair — and new name

College of Architecture and Environmental Design dean Christine Theodoropoulos is meeting with administrators to discuss removing or renovating some of the "Architecture Graveyard" buildings. Read More »

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design dean has been talking with administrators to renovate and replace some of the structures in the "Architecture Graveyard." | Sophia Liu/Mustang News

Behind the stats: A tale of sexual assault numbers at two campuses

With greater funding, around-the-clock help for survivors of sexual violence and system-wide coordination of its response to sexual assault, UCSB's differences from Cal Poly’s sexual assault response approach run deeper than just the numbers. Read More »

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From rivals to neighbors: After massacre, Cal Poly reacts to Santa Barbara shootings

Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old Santa Barbara City College student, rampaged across the streets in Isla Vista, firing at multiple people from his BMW before eventually crashing his car and fatally shooting himself. Read More »

A memorial was held at the I.V. Deli Mart near UCSB. One person was shot and killed there in a series of shootings and stabbings that killed seven people, including the gunman. | Sean McMinn/Mustang News

Alpha Phi responds to shootings outside UCSB chapter house

At least one Cal Poly Alpha Phi member was in Santa Barbara visiting friends at UCSB on Friday night when two women were shot on the UCSB Alpha Phi house front lawn. Read More »

Mourners gather outside the UCSB Alpha Phi house, where two were killed in a shooting rampage on Friday. | Sean McMinn/Mustang News

Mustang News, May 22, 2014: Standoff near campus, sheep stolen from pen

Mustang News anchor Olivia DeGennaro covers today's top stories at Cal Poly. Read More »

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Standoff shuts down Stenner

San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) and regional SWAT officers arrested Austin Ross, who barricaded himself in a house near campus Wednesday afternoon, ending a standoff that lasted several hours. Read More »

Austin Ross barricaded himself inside a house on the 100 block of Stenner Street for several hours. He came out wearing a mask and was taken into custody by officials. | Morgan Butler/Mustang News