San Luis Obispo’s Buy Local Bonus program is back for the holiday season and shoppers can start receiving rewards now. In partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, San Luis Obispo City will be purchasing $25 gift cards to small businesses and distributing these to shoppers who turn in $100 or more in receipts from businesses. […]
San Luis Obispo City Council OKs free downtown parking this holiday season
San Luis Obispo City Council unanimously passed an ordinance on Tuesday that makes downtown parking free during the holiday season and select days throughout the year. Parking structures will now be free from Thanksgiving through Nov. 28, Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 and on all Sundays in December. Additionally, the resolution allows for […]
Cal Poly Rose Float team creates “Spring Wings” art installation
Ephemeral flowers and awed gazes accompany the “Spring Wings” art installation that has been on display in Mission Plaza. During the month of May, the Cal Poly Rose Float has crafted an art installation showcasing the process behind building a Rose Float design.
Farmers’ Market reopens in Downtown San Luis Obispo
Bustling voices, the smell of fresh strawberries and the distant sound of live street performers. After more than a year of being closed due to COVID-19 safety regulations, the Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmers’ Market welcomed this experience once more, opening for visitors on Thursday, May 6. The grand re-opening of the Farmers’ Market took […]
Students replace birthday bar crawls with at-home celebrations
Turning 21-years-old is often seen as a significant milestone, and for many, is considered the first real taste of adulthood. For students living in San Luis Obispo, going on a bar crawl downtown is the traditional way to celebrate, and is considered a rite of passage for many 21-year-olds.
Some businesses board up windows as a precaution for looting
Some businesses in downtown San Luis Obispo have boarded up their windows as a precaution due to looting. Businesses are getting complaints from customers and NAACP SLO County for the decision to board up shops.
SLO will close downtown streets for dining on weekends, creating more space for social distancing
As more “lower-risk workplaces” begin to open throughout San Luis Obispo County, officials continue to work together to promote public safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19. San Luis Obispo County is currently in stage two of the four-stage resilience roadmap outlined by the state of California. The city of San Luis Obispo plans to […]
What’s still open in SLO
With San Luis Obispo County implementing a stay-at-home order, a limited amount of businesses have remained open. On Wednesday, April 22, Public Health Officer Penny Borenstein announced the reopening of four areas, including houses of worship, janitorial and housekeeping services, fabric stores and drive-in theaters in San Luis Obispo County. About 129 restaurants and cafes have […]
How much alcohol do you drink on a bar crawl?
With a flashy sign around the neck, a smudged stamp on the forehead and an overly-spirited entourage following close behind, a 21st birthday is hard to hide in downtown San Luis Obispo. The 21st bar crawl is a long-standing tradition among Cal Poly students that introduces newly legal drinkers to the bars and booze. It […]
Downtown San Luis Obispo gains new Mexican restaurant after El Matador closes
San Luis Taqueria, a new authentic Mexican restaurant, had a two-day grand opening in downtown San Luis Obispo last weekend. This new restaurant, located near Mission Plaza at 1032 Chorro St., plans to bring authentic style Mexican cuisine and atmosphere to the San Luis Obispo area. San Luis Taqueria moved into the restaurant space once […]
Become a bartender in fifteen minutes: How students are competing for bartending bragging rights
As the clock struck 10 p.m., the bar lights dimmed, country music blasted over the loudspeakers and the crowd of students started pouring in as graphic communication senior Nicole Cullop and kinesiology senior Adele Looper warmed up their wrists to pour drinks. Dressed in cupid outfits with printed cut-outs of Malibu Rum, their job for […]