Businesses will continue to be able to use styrofoam containers in San Luis Obispo County. Board members of the San Luis Obispo County’s Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) voted Feb. 10 to postpone the ban on polystyrene and expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam food containers and products in the county. The board’s final vote was 7-6 […]
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Activists push for the removal of off-road vehicles on the Oceano Dunes
The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area in the southern region of San Luis Obispo County is a destination for off-roading enthusiasts across the United States. It is the only state park in California that allows off-highway vehicles (OHV) to roam its sandy hills and camp overnight. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the park was […]
New E-bike medic program makes it easier to rescue SLO hikers
The San Luis Obispo (SLO) City Fire Dept. introduced its new E-bike Medic Program to quicken response time for hikers in need of immediate medical attention in the open space trails area around the city. The E-bike Medic Program allows paramedics to use electric pedal mountain bikes to reach injured recreators at a much faster […]
San Luis Obispo County to get $11 million from the state to fight against COVID-19
San Luis Obispo County will receive about $11 million for COVID-19 relief from California’s Department of Finance, according to a report issued on Feb. 1.
Local businesses rejoice over lifted restrictions
Big Sky Cafe kept business running during yet another stay-at-home order by selling food in cardboard to-go boxes. About a week ago, however, Big Sky chef and owner Greg Holt said he heard a rumor going around that the stay-at-home order might be lifted and outdoor service could come back for his restaurant. “I was […]
Cal Poly CubeSat will launch ExoCube2: A “loaf of bread” sized satellite into space
Cal Poly CubeSat is sending its 12th mission into space on Sunday, Jan. 17. They will launch their small satellite — the ExoCube 2 — from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 plane mid-flight.
SLO community wants students to get COVID-19 tests on-campus
This story was updated Jan. 11 at 6:45 p.m. with additional information from Cal Poly’s Director of Media Relations Matt Lazier San Luis Obispo residents are raising concerns of a COVID-19 testing backlog in the community as students move back to Cal Poly for Winter Quarter — this time with more frequent testing requirements to […]