Erin Hurley
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Fewer college-aged vaccinated leads to greater risk

Whooping cough and chickenpox are two uncommon afflictions that have appeared on the Cal Poly campus throughout the past several years. While recent cases of these unusual illnesses have been successfully contained so far, the risk of these or other diseases spreading on…

There's always something to enjoy at Avila Valley Barn

[slideshow] One of my favorite memories as a kid was going to a local farm during the summer to pick berries with my family — we’d each take a box and pick until we couldn’t carry any more. As a…

SLO Five-0 3/31-4/7

Saturday, March 31 4:07 a.m. — A computer was bought with a fraudulent check on the 3900 block of Carissa Court. 8:51 a.m. — An assault occurred on the 1100 block of Chorro Street. Sunday, April 1 2:28 a.m. — A male prowler…

Take a podcast tour back in time

  San Luis Obispo is a great place for a lot of reasons, but one reason that I wasn’t fully aware of was the great history behind the area and local places that we pass by and take for granted…

SLO 5-0 3/25-3/31

Sunday, March 25 4:40 a.m. — A commercial burglary occurred on the 11000 block of Los Osos Valley Road. 7:37 p.m. — Someone threw a guitar at a woman’s arm on the 400 block of Lawrence Drive. 9:42 p.m. —…

Radio club talks out of this world

  The Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club successfully contacted life in outer space today in a radio conversation with International Space Station astronaut Daniel Burbank at the Keck Advanced Technology Laboratory on campus. The nine-and-a-half minute conversation with Burbank was…

So spring has sprung: now what?

[slideshow] Welcome back, everyone. Does anyone else feel like spring break was a bit too short? Yeah, me too. Here we are in spring quarter, which means the weather is going to be tempting us more and more to skip…

SLO Film Festival: movie lovers' paradise right here in SLO

[slideshow] We all know that San Luis Obispo is awesome. It’s no surprise to us. But not everyone gets to experience how great this place is, so I love it when something happens here that’s recognized by the rest of…

SLO 5-0 2/26-3/3

Sunday, Feb. 26 3:22 p.m. A residential burglary occurred on the 100 block of South Street. Monday, Feb. 27 8:39 a.m. Vandalism occurred on the 100 block of Casa Street. 3:18 p.m. A theft involving two females occurred on the…

Soar the skies at a Santa Margarita hidden gem

[slideshow] Everything I’ve looked at in my column has been a special place, with something about it that makes it unique. But I have to say I’m really excited about the place I wrote about for this week’s column. I…

SLO Five-0 2/20-2/26

  Monday, Feb. 20 4:18 a.m. A commercial burglary occurred on the 200 block of Elks Lane. 11:01 a.m. An assault occurred on the 900 block of Industrial Way. Tuesday, Feb. 21 12:39 p.m. Fraud occurred on the 1200 block…