San Luis Obispo City Council approves city budget

SLO City Council finalized 2011-2013 budget on June 21, leaving council members in disagreement over cuts to employee salaries and benefit packages, as well as water and sewer rate increases.

Be ‘safe and sane’ this Fourth of July

Safety regulations prevent San Luis Obispo citizens from buying or launching fireworks, but are able to view shows at Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria, Santa Maria, Paso Robles, and the Meridian Winery Vineyards.

Snapshots in time: San Luis Obispo then and now

Take a glance at the past with these photographs of various locations in San Luis Obispo, matched with their present-day equivalents. Click here >

The ‘SLOprah’ effect

In November, San Luis Obispo was named the happiest town in America. Months later, on Jan. 26, Oprah Winfrey featured a segment on San Luis Obispo on her TV show. Now, students and San Luis Obispo residents can’t help but…

Fans showed up for Eclipse Tuesday at midnight

The Fremont nearly sold out for Tuesday night’s midnight showing of the latest Twilight installment.

Leap back in time to San Luis Obispo County before civilization

San Luis Obispo 12,000 years ago existed in the transition from one geological epoch to the next, the Pleistocene to the Holocene. The biggest difference from the present was the lower sea level, sitting about 400 feet lower toward the end of the last glacial maximum roughly 12,000 years ago.

Wildfire preparedness begins with a cool transition to summer

The late spring rains might have postponed major wildfire threats this far, but a green light could signal to flames late into summer with increased vegetation.

President Baker hands out awards for community service

President Baker handed out awards for community service to students, faculty and community members Friday.

Poly Paws raises money for local animal shelters with Furry 5K Walk

The Poly Paws program held its inaugural Furry 5K Walk at Laguna Lake Park to raise money for several San Luis Obispo animal shelters Saturday.

Baseball falls in final game of the series against UC Irvine

Cal Poly (14-29, 6-12 Big West) suffered a loss in the final game of a series against a team flirting with a play-off birth.

Bicyclists hit the roads in month-long competition

May is national Bike Month and San Luis Obispo County is along for the ride.