Circuit City, PetSmart land in SLO

Pet owners and electronics buffs alike will soon have more shopping choices in San Luis Obispo. A Circuit City and PetSmart, among others, are slated for construction as part of the Irish Hills Plaza, a 140,000-square-foot shopping center on Los Osos Valley Road, near The Home Depot and Costco.

Democratic club president takes on government

While the presidential election of 2004 may have turned some people away from politics, it sparked interest for Zach Austin. The political event led Austin to become politically conscious.

Austin found himself a liberal and a democrat dedicated to changing the current political structure, his reasons including the current administration’s catering to corporations, their unwillingness to check on Bush and disregard for America’s core values.

Storm drains installed around campus as reminder

Markers have recently been set up adjacent to Cal Poly’s storm drains to remind people that whatever goes down the channels ends up in San Luis Creek.

“Most people don’t realize those storm drains don’t have treatment, that they go straight to (San Luis) creek.

Greek life, law enforcement pitch in for alum's family

Ronnie Meehan

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Cal Poly fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha and seven sororities stepped up to the plate this weekend, literally.

Sunday marked the first Emergency Services Appreciation Day, in which Cal Poly’s greek life teamed up with local police officers and firefighters to play in a charity softball game that benefited the Bence Family Austyn Bence Memorial Fund.

Ukrainian journalists visit Cal Poly, local media

The Mustang Daily office received a visit from three Ukrainians in a U.S. legislative exchange program Friday.

The Open World Program was developed to provide Russian and other Eurasians with experiences in American democracy and civil society. Another goal of the program is to promote understanding between the U.

Students fast for faith

“It’s a whole attitude, trying to deprive (myself) of all evil, and trying to present myself with a better image,” architectural engineering junior Marya Mikati said.

For Mikati, a typical day during Ramadan involves waking up at 5 a.m., getting a drink of water, then going back to sleep.

Poly shows its green and gold

 Parents’ Weekend will be held the Friday and Saturday this Homecoming weekend. Tickets for the hike to the Cal Poly P, the Mustang Corral BBQ, the wine tasting and the Homecoming game are sold out, but there will be some free events happening Friday. For questions, information or assistance with reservations, contact the Parent Program’s information line at 756-6700.

Mexican students, faculty visit to study local architecture

Cal Poly has several visitors from Mexico this week, hoping to learn a little bit about the university’s students and even more about American architecture. Four architecture students and three faculty members from Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla in Puebla, Mexico are participating in activities on and off campus as part of an exchange program with Cal Poly’s architecture department.

Diablo Canyon issues addressed in meeting

Members of PG&E and the Diablo Canyon Independent Safety Committee held a public meeting Wednesday to discuss a wide variety of issues concerning the Central Coast’s nuclear power plant.

From 8:30a.m. to 7:00p.m. on Oct. 18, members of PG&E representing Diablo Canyon relayed current findings and updates to members of the DCISC during three separate meetings open to the public in the Embassy Suites Hotel near the Madonna Plaza in San Luis Obispo.

Controversial writer starts speaker series

Arianna Huffington will bring her provocative perspective to Cal Poly on today at 7 p.m. in Spanos Theater as the opener for the speaker series, “California’s Challenges: Provocative Solutions for Compelling Problems.”

The Provocative Perspectives series has opened with well-known speakers for the past three years, said Pat Harris, retired assistant director of the Department of Student Life and Leadership.

Happy birthday Mustang Daily!

Cal Poly administrators, students and past and present Mustang Daily reporters and editors gathered on Wednesday afternoon in the newsroom to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the newspaper’s publication. A special edition of the newspaper was printed for Wednesday in which articles and ads from the last 90 years were reprinted along with commentaries by the reporters that covered the events.