Eden-Rose Baker is an opinion columnist for Mustang News and journalism junior. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of Mustang News. There is no denying that homelessness is a prevalent issue in San Luis Obispo County. It became a huge topic in November’s election cycle. Both former State Assembly District […]
Nearly 60K of SLO County ballots have been counted, according to new data
Votes have been counted from 58,096 people out of the 182,291 SLO County registered voters as of Tuesday, Nov.9. 51,200 people voted by mail before Election Day and 6,896 people voted at the polls on Election Day in SLO County. Election officials are still processing 22,270 of the vote-by-mail ballots that were turned in on […]
MN Now: November 10, 2022
Mustang News reporter Gabrielle Downey brings you the top stories from this week.
WOTS: Students express their thoughts on the 2022 midterm election
Mustang News reporters Gabrielle Downey and Avery Elowitt got the Word on The Street by asking students about their thoughts on the 2022 midterm elections.
Gavin Newsom wins re-election in race for California Governor
Gavin Newsom received 271,888 votes, which amounts to 56.4% of the total cast as of 8:10 p.m. PST. All California counties have reported. Newsom was up for reelection for the first time since he was first elected governor in 2018. Pillars of his campaign are tackling the state’s affordability crisis, creating “inclusive economic growth” through […]
San Luis Obispo’s mayor speaks on Cal Poly, diversity and stepping into leadership
With an “I Hate Mornings” mug in tow, Erica Stewart talked with Mustang News about her life as the mayor of San Luis Obispo — and how she got here. Stewart, a Black Cal Poly alumna, described going to her hometown six hours away just to get her hair done when she was a student. […]
Meet Your Candidates: San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors
San Luis Obispo Candidates are facing off in order to fill three spots on the County Board of Supervisors. Reporter Torstein Rehn has the latest on what the candidates had to say about Homelessness at a local debate ahead of the election, that will take place tomorrow, June 7.
SLO Mayor Erica Stewart announces official mayoral campaign for 2022 election
Eight months ago, Erica Stewart was unanimously appointed as mayor by the San Luis Obispo City Council after former mayor Heidi Harmon stepped down. The appointment helped the city avoid a special election that could have cost up to $200,000. Now, Stewart, who is the first Black mayor in San Luis Obispo’s 145-year history, is […]
Watch: Meet the new ASI President Gracie Babatola
Political Science sophomore Gracie Babatola will take over as Cal Poly’s ASI President for the 2022-2023 school year. Mustang News Reporter Gabrielle Downey sat down with Babatola in this exclusive Q&A.
Volunteers collect signatures for pandemic preparedness proposition for 2022 election
On April 13, volunteers were collecting signatures from students in the area surrounding the University Union with the goal of getting a new citizen-proposed proposition on the 2022 California ballot, titled the California Pandemic Early Detection and Prevention Institute Initiative. This proposition would increase taxes by 0.75% on California residents with an income of $5 […]
Former Mayor Heidi Harmon on resignation and recent controversy
Is recently resigned and former Mayor Heidi Harmon a victim of online hate speech? In a sit-down interview at her home in San Luis Obispo, Harmon speaks to reporter Amanda Wernik about the recent controversy.