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WATCH: Cal Poly students help Los Osos community after rainstorm

After this month’s rainstorm brought mudslides, flooding and property damage, the Cal Poly College Corps program offered a way for students to help clean up homes and businesses. Residents of the Vista Court neighborhood in Los Osos received help after their homes were damaged by mudslides.  “It’s been a rewarding and humbling experience to see […]

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Shelter in place, flash flood advisories issued in SLO amid ‘life-threatening’ rainstorm

Update, 2:35 p.m.: This article was updated to include information on Cal Poly campus road closures. The City of San Luis Obispo has issued a shelter-in-place order due to Monday’s severe rainstorm that has left major streets riddled with flooding, car accidents and road closures throughout the day. The National Weather Service released a flash […]

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The death of Thomas Jodry: Parents of man who fell from parking structure fight to take wrongful death suit to court

Ambulances arrived at the bottom of the Marsh Street parking structure in Downtown San Luis Obispo on Sept. 14, 2019, to find the body of 21-year-old Atascadero resident Thomas Jodry moments after he fell from the top of the structure. Initially ruled a suicide by the San Luis Obispo Coroner’s Office, Thomas’ death wasn’t immediately […]

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Cal Poly opens new center for wine and viticulture: ‘A head start on a great career’

During fall quarter, students began making Cal Poly wines and research wines entirely from scratch for the first time in the new JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture. The entirely donor-funded facility, which officially opened Winter 2022, is comprised of the 15,600 square-foot Lohr Family Winery and the 12,000 square-foot E. & […]

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Lead prosecutor in Kristin Smart trial to transfer to Monterey County DA’s office

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect additional information from a Monterey County news release. SLO County Deputy District Attorney Christopher Peuvrelle won the guilty verdict for the prime suspect in the Kristin Smart murder. Now, he’s transferring to serve in Monterey County’s district attorney’s office as the assistant district attorney, according to […]

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More Cal Poly students can now receive free groceries through CalFresh. Here’s how

Editor’s note: This article is available in Spanish here. A government program that offers free groceries to those who are eligible is now available to many students who previously didn’t qualify. CalFresh is the state of California’s federal Supplemental Nutritional Aid Program (SNAP), which can offer recipients a maximum of $281 monthly stipend for groceries.  Liv […]