Finding a subleasee could cost you thousands

Bruce Jones needed someone to sublease his mobile home for the summer and following year. He put up an ad on the Cal Poly Housing Web site and received a reply within days. Not long after, he found himself thousands of dollars in debt.

A scam artist, using the name Julia Williams in particular, has targeted several students like Jones, a civil engineering junior, through the housing Web site.

Watton named permanent chief of police

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Bill Watton, the new Cal Poly chief for the University Police Department, wants all students to feel they can call him directly if they ever have the need.

Seriously, just give him a call.

Watton, who officially replaced former chief Tony Aeilts on June 1, happily hands out business cards that have his direct line on them.

Sponsors present Performing Arts Center with authentic pipe organ

A giant pipe organ is currently being assembled in the Performing Arts Center – its new, permanent home. Members of the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center (FPAC) hope to announce dates for the organ’s debut concert later this summer.

Volunteers from all over San Luis Obispo County gathered outside of the PAC on June 19 to help transport pipes, frames and casing for the CB FISK Opus 129 organ into the Christopher Cohan Center.

Students take a break to try different classes

From meat to martial arts and plastics to printing, Cal Poly offers one-of-a-kind classes for any major

Architecture student wins award, travels abroad to research

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Joe Karten, a Cal Poly construction management graduate, was recently given an award and a cash prize for his research on the construction of sustainable buildings in foreign countries.

According to a press release, Karten was awarded the Victor L.

SLO County implements highway message boards

Due to concern for increased traffic in San Luis Obispo, three highway locations will receive permanent electronic message boards to alert motorists about current traffic conditions and roadwork ahead.

These new message boards will display a variety of traffic information ranging from accidents, detours and public safety information, said Caltrans Public Information Officer Jim Shivers.

Summer brings hike in DUIs

Another Cal Poly student was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday night, after police responded to calls of a vehicle rolling over on Johnson Avenue.

Shortly before midnight, 20-year-old dairy science major Tyson Nunes was reportedly driving a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer at high speeds and missed his intended turn.

SLO resident arrested for stealing $4,000 in pipes from Cloud 9

A 22-year-old San Luis Obispo resident broke into Cloud 9 Imports on California Boulevard shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday and stole nearly $4,000 worth of glass smoking pipes, according to a press release issued by the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Officers arrived at the smoke and tobacco shop after a large window was shattered, tripping an audible alarm.

Cal Poly student arrested for drunk driving, hit-and-run activity

A Cal Poly student was arrested early Thursday morning, on suspicion of a DUI and seven counts of hit and run. Shortly after midnight on June 8, the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a call from a concerned motorist who was following a seemingly drunk driver.

Students' designs pave future for hurricane victims

Your home, pets and other precious mementos become lost forever when a wall of water crashes into the street where you live. The lucky ones survive the storm and are evacuated, but left with nothing from their former lives. Hurricane…

Civil engineering students propose sustainable transportation plans

whitney guenther Civil engineering students showcased their final projects at an exhibit aimed at finding sustainable transportation methods at Cal Poly in hopes that the administration will consider their proposals for future implementation. The exhibit that took place May 31…