Cal Poly to host SLO City Council candidates

Students have a chance to talk with two of the candidates vying for a seat on the San Luis Obispo City Council on campus Thursday.

Mardi Gras, Cal Poly and the ‘biggest celebration west of the Mississippi’

Brian De Los Santos bdelossantos@mustangdaily.net The first thing Graham Updegrove heard was screaming. Then the entire crowd started running. “I didn’t even look back, I just kind of started running as well,” Updegrove said. “I took a couple of steps…

Mayoral election fails to draw students

James Corbett jamescorbett.md@gmail.com With Election Day just more than a month away, the presidential and congressional races have been thrust into the spotlight. The local San Luis Obispo mayoral race hasn’t garnered as much attention, however. Who’s in the race?…

No slashed budgets for SLO

In a time where two California cities recently declared bankruptcy, San Luis Obispo is steering clear of financial trouble. The San Luis Obispo City Council approved the city budget for the upcoming 2012-13 year on June 19, making this year the first…

New regulations to curb raucous behavior downtown

New bars and restaurants in downtown San Luis Obispo will face additional regulations, following the San Luis Obispo City Council approval of new use permits in June. The use permits will require that, among other things, new establishments serving alcohol…

Controversial Higuera renovations begin

Downtown San Luis Obispo will soon see changes following the City Council decision to approve a beautification plan for a two-block area of Higuera Street between Morro and Garden streets. After a series of public comments both for and against…

Keep the change until January

Free Sunday parking in downtown San Luis Obispo will be extended until January, following a San Luis Obispo City Council vote on raising funds for another downtown parking structure. This goes against the council’s July decision to have drivers pay from 1…

Chevron proposes plan to gas up empty acreage

The San Luis Obispo City Council reviewed and endorsed a proposed 322-acre Tank Farm development project designed by the Chevron Corporation on Tuesday. Located on the north and south sides of Tank Farm Road, the proposed development, which is currently…

San Luis Obispo parking fees to increase this fall

Charges for residential parking permits and downtown parking on Sundays will begin this fall.

City Council trims curfew

The San Luis Obispo City Council lowered the age group affected by the proposed nighttime curfew to 15-years-old and under.

Bandaging the city budget

The San Luis Obispo City Council has two months to overcome a projected $4.4 million shortfall in the city general fund for the 2011-2012 fiscal year or be forced to operate on limited reserve money.