Shelbi Sullaway is a mechanical engineering junior and Mustang News opinion columnist. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Mustang News. In my hometown, I have to cross windy freeway overpasses and awkwardly wait at crosswalks with cars passing at 50 mph just to get to my favorite coffee shop. Like most suburban cities […]
On Highway 101 just past Avila Valley, the historic Octagon Barn stands as one of the last remnants of the California agricultural past for which San Luis Obispo is known. The Octagon Barn is hard to miss, as its uniqueness in circular shape makes the large, white barn a staple landmark of SLO’s countryside. On […]
San Luis Obispo County has had its driest year in 128 years with having dropped over nine inches of average precipitation, according to the National Integrated Drought Information System. For local communities, the drought has challenged agricultural industries and has inspired some individuals to adapt to the drier conditions. Beekeeping and the drought Jeremy Rose, […]
A handful of young adults are dancing, some even moshing, to rap music and classic sing-along songs. There’s nothing unusual about this scene except there is no vinyl dance floor under their feet, just paths of dirt winding between garden beds. People are thrown off by this image as they pass by the community gardens, […]
The San Luis Obispo City Council has enacted its first Active Transportation Plan, outlining a strategy for implementing pedestrian-friendly infrastructure and policies throughout the city.
The bill, known as the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, proposes protection for lands in Los Padres National Forest and the Carrizo Plain National Monument.
As part of the City’s efforts to become carbon neutral by 2035, San Luis Obispo’s mayor designated this week as Drive Electric Week. Drive Electric Week is a national event aimed at raising “awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more,” according to the organization website. Cities across the […]
In 2017, four surfers suddenly found themselves caught in the worst storm Iceland had seen in 25 years. After capturing their life-threatening journey on camera, Chris Burkard came back to his hometown to share their story on the big screen. An award-winning photographer and documentarist, Burkard held an exclusive screening of the documentary “Under an […]
The BLM Bakersfield Field Office issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Dec.12, 2019 stating that “there are no adverse environmental impacts due to hydraulic fracturing that cannot be alleviated.” The decision opened up land within Montaña de Oro and the Carrizo Plain National Monument to oil drilling and fracking.
Students traded their notebooks for picket signs and swarmed the University Union to protest climate change inaction Friday, Dec. 6. Sunrise SLO, an organization dedicated to creating a movement against climate change, planned the strike to compel government officials to create policy to combat climate change. “We are building an army of young people to […]
Starbucks was the last on-campus dining facility to still give out plastic straws.