Joseph Castro, former president of California State University (CSU) Fresno, has been selected as the new California State University Chancellor. The announcement of the new chancellor was made at the Sept. 23 CSU Board of Trustees meeting, and Castro will begin his role as Chancellor Jan. 4, 2021. Castro is the eighth CSU Chancellor, and […]
May 25 George Floyd, 46-years-old, died after law enforcement knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Floyd became unconscious and emergency medical services transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead after suffering a cardiac arrest. May 26 Hundreds of people protested in Minneapolis in response to Floyd’s death. May […]
In response to local Black Lives Matter protests, city council’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force will begin their work to combat racial inequality in San Luis Obispo. City Council approved the task force July 7 and has three main goals: award grant money to marginalized communities, collaborate with marginalized groups to provide recommendations to […]
Six years ago, Tianna Arata began her journey as an activist when she protested the death of Michael Brown in 2014. In July 2020, she was charged with five felonies and three misdemeanors for the events that occurred at a protest she organized. Now, she is officially charged with 13 misdemeanors, and will appear in […]
Tianna Arata will appear in court tomorrow, Sept. 3, for the first time since her arrest after a protest she organized. Arata potentially faces eight charges: four felony counts of false imprisonment, one felony count of conspiracy and three misdemeanor counts of participating in a riot, resisting or obstructing a peace officer and unlawful assembly. […]
Hundreds of community members and activists, some driving hours to attend, gathered in front of the San Luis Obispo County courthouse Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10:00 a.m. with a shared goal: drop all charges against Tianna Arata. On July 21, the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) arrested 20-year-old Arata after a protest that she […]
Update 11:40 A crowd of about 200 protestors remain in front of the courthouse after the press conference. The majority of protestors are college-aged, though some are older. Seven SLO PD officers and sheriff deputies sit on bikes at the corner of Osos Street and Monterey Street, where two activists are talking with a group […]
Pease’s campaign has five priorities: economic recovery, housing, homelessness, climate action and diversity, equity and inclusion.
The approved plan includes safety measures for courses, on-campus housing and on-campus conduct during Fall quarter. It is anticipated that the plan will also extend into Winter quarter as well, according to the email from President Jeffrey Armstrong.
Starting Fall 2021, Cal Poly will require students to take an ethnic studies course once approved by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
San Luis Obispo County has 317 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Thursday, June 11 — up eleven cases from yesterday, according to County Public Health. Of the total cases, 35 patients are at home in isolation and 279 patients have recovered. Two are currently hospitalized, both of which are in intensive care. There has […]