Splash Café adds new location downtown

Aryn Sanderson asanderson@mustangdaily.net The love story of Joanne and Ross Currie steamed up over a bowl of clam chowder. At the time, more than two decades ago, Joanne — general manager at F. McClintock’s Saloon — and Ross — who worked for Budweiser…

Art After Dark unites local businesses, artists and patrons

Allison Montroy amontroy@mustangdaily.net Assets Fitness Studio has a secret to share: it’s actually an art gallery. Well, at least for one night a month. Assets is one of more than 20 shops, cafés, salons and studios that are transformed into art…

New dance club joins downtown SLO

Kelly Trom ktrom@mustangdaily.net A new club will hit the streets of downtown San Luis Obispo in January. Eye Candy, an 18-and-up dance club on Osos Street, will be the only club located downtown to cater to those under 21. “I…

Downtown Farmer's Market: History and Vendors

Downtown San Luis Obispo’s Farmer’s Market is famous throughout the Central Coast. Learn more about it’s history and get to know some of the people behind the tables.

SLO boosts safety

The San Luis Obispo City Council recently approved an action plan setting stricter operating standards for businesses serving alcohol to reduce crime and excessive drinking in the downtown area. The plan, proposed by San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD) Chief Deborah Linden, focuses…

“Save our Downtown” gains popularity on Facebook

David Lee, an architecture and environmental design senior, created “Save our Downtown”, a group on Facebook opposed to the plans to build a new building in SLO’s downtown area.

Local keeps it simple but also takes risks

Local, the remodeled Marti’s Bar and Grill on Higuera Street, serves all-local bar food and beverages with creative edge and is open late.

Downtown businesses facing hard times

Downtown businesses face difficult times in the current economy and about two dozen businesses have closed in the past year.

SLO welcomes two local bands to Mother’s Tavern

Mother’s Tavern is hosting two of San Luis Obispo’s own musical groups, AVANTI and the Damon Castillo Band, on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m.

How to spot a tourist in San Luis Obispo

Now that new students have moved into San Luis Obispo, there’s a pitfall for them to avoid — looking like a tourist. While the older tourist is easy to spot with the fanny pack, hula shirt and visor, some behaviors are less black and white.

Off-campus locales offer SLO treasures

New students might not know much about San Luis Obispo besides Cal Poly. This simple guide is a good starting point for getting off campus without going too far: