Carving up the coast

Some students enjoy road trips or relaxing family vacations over their summer break. But Cal Poly student Matt Ishler has a different idea of summer traveling.

Ishler, a kinesiology junior, skateboarded from San Luis Obispo to his hometown of Santa Monica in three days, a 230-mile-long journey.

Award given to professor for dairy research

For most of us, drinking a glass of milk is just that, sipping down milk. The in-depth thoughts about the milk and its contents never really cross the mind unless that mind belongs to professor Phil Tong.

Tong, director of the Dairy Products Technology Center, has been in the dairy industry for over 20 years, and some of his recent work has earned him an International Dairy Foods Association Research Award.

Floral Design Team arranges a second place win

The Cal Poly Floral Design Team missed first place at the National Floral Design Competition in Washington, D.C. by only two points. The team beat out 11 other campuses for the second place honor.

“(The judges) picked the team with the highest average, and Mississippi was only two points above us,” Lynch said.

Gas prices, lack of students hurt businesses in summer

It’s a vicious cycle: Local businesses depend on students to buy their products and students depend on the businesses for income. But when gas prices go up and students go home for the summer, businesses are scrambling to fill the void.

Ed Dutton Jr. and his wife Ybonne Dutton didn’t want to raise their prices at Buck Wild on Foothill Boulevard, but they had no choice.

Board of Supervisors approve medical marijuana bill for SLO

Nicole Small

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Medical Marijuana Identification Cards (MMICs) were approved by the County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors Aug. 1 in a 3 to 2 vote.

San Luis Obispo is now the 22nd of 58 California counties that have approved MMICs. In 2003, California Senate Bill 420 passed, requiring counties to create a Medical Marijuana Program.

Cal Poly golfer dies in car accident

Justin McCutcheon, 19, a San Luis Obispo High School graduate who redshirted on the Cal Poly golf team last fall, died early Aug. 9 after his Volkswagen Jetta collided with a Volvo trailer-truck on a Massachusetts interstate, according to Massachusetts State Police.

Robert F. Kennedy Library welcomes librarian as new dean

Bookworms be ready, Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library is getting a new dean.

Michael Miller, a veteran librarian known for supporting research and instruction in higher education through the innovative use of emerging technologies, has been appointed the new dean of library services at Cal Poly.

Apple looks to open downtown SLO store

Tyler Wise

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Apple Computers Inc. has its eyes set on bringing a corporate retail store to downtown San Luis Obispo with aspirations to open in time for the holidays.

What was once Men’s Express located at 877 Higuera St., on the corner of Morro Street, could soon become the future home of an Apple retail store.

Cocoa connoisseur creates organic chocolate factory

The chocolate churns over and over again until just the right temperature.

Immediately upon entrance to the second floor of Splash Cafe on Monterey Boulevard, the smell of peppermint consumes the room. This is Tom Neuhaus’ own organic chocolate factory. The workers here aren’t little blue people, but rather students, volunteers and paid workers.

Animal science department adds four new buildings

Cal Poly’s animal science department is undergoing big changes with the construction of four new buildings.

The newly built hay barn and beef center is located across from Cuesta Community College off Education Boulevard in the hills, was part of Escuela Ranch.

What happens when the big one hits?

Inside a dank, dusty closet sits a haphazard smorgasbord of supplies, forgotten in the corner of the journalism department’s tiny mailroom. Underneath a long blue tarp, hundreds of ketchup, mustard and relish packets can be found, along with a plastic bottle of lighter fluid.