Midnight 5k fundraises for Special Olympics

A Cal Poly class is hosting the second annual Campus Midnight 5k Fun Run tonight. More than 175 people have registered for the event.

Shell Beach garbage gets a makeover

On Friday night, Shell Beach community members revealed their “ARTcans,” a set of 12 painted trash and recycling cans along Shell Beach Road.

Tibetan Buddhist Monks visit Cal Poly to create unique art

Tibetan Buddhist monks will create a sand-painted mandala and perform sacred music and dances this week. San Luis Obispo is hosting the monks as they travel the world with The Mystic Arts of Tibet tour.

More than 500 volunteer at Make A Difference Day

More than 500 Cal Poly students and county residents sported working gloves, power drills and dirt-covered sweats to volunteer their time during various Make A Difference Day events Saturday.

Politicians hear the noise

San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deborah Linden will propose strategies to reduce the number of noise and party-related disturbances at a city council session at 7 p.m. tonight.

Cal Poly Organic Farm gives back

With 11 acres, a van named Helmut “the tank” Lopez and fresh, and organic produce daily, the Cal Poly Organic Farm is different from your average farm. “Our mission is to educate students about sustainable farming,” said manager Cindy Douglas. “It’s not about selling vegetables.”

Op-Ed: Chris Brown’s apology not enough

“Chris Brown should get his ass kicked,” the Smoke Jumpers sing. They’re right.

Charity honors daughter’s memory

When 16-year-old Rita Goehner in a car accident in April 2006 her family established the non-profit charity Rita’s Rainbows to help children.

Harry Potter casts spell over midnight audiences

More than 800 people lined up in downtown San Luis Obispo for the midnight premiere of the sixth Harry Potter film on Tuesday.

40th annual Brian Waterbury race this Saturday

The 40th annual Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Fun Run is Saturday at 7:30 a.m. The six-mile race runs from Morro Rock to Cayucos Pier.

Cal Poly cares for cache of campus cats

The Cal Poly Cat Program (CPCP) was started in 1992. Almost 1,000 cats have gone through the program and over 700 have been adopted out.