Aquatic recreationists keep sharks on radar in Central Coast waters

Dean said he was to the right of Spooner’s cover, on an outer reef break about 100 yards out. He was going over a wave and saw a shark fin about 40 feet beyond his friend.

Great whites, man and nature collide on ocean

Great whites have been around for 350 million years and the ocean is clearly their domain, but they really aren’t after terrestrial human flesh. Many locals and visitors in the central coast have a conditioned and very real fear of sharks. In many cases it’s the number one reason people won’t enter the ocean water, aside from the chilliness.

BLOG: Feeding the ducks banned in SLO

By late May, families will no longer be able to feed the ducks at Laguna Lake or share their left-over bread crumbs with the swans due to a new ordinance passed by the San Luis Obispo City Council.

Distracted driver hits power pole on Foothill Blvd.

Richard Scheidle, 22, was driving westbound on Foothill Blvd. approaching Casa St. while texting on his cell phone. His Toyota Camry left the roadway and collided with a PG&E power pole on the north sidewalk next to Mustang Village Apartments.

Water out of the tap

Whether it’s appealing to the palate or not, tap water is a constant and a commodity. We use it every day, from pasta to the dog’s water , but have you ever thought while you were washing your hands where exactly does this water come from?

Suspect arrested for bomb threats to local schools

San Luis Obispo police officers arrested Charles Edward Rose, 45 of Santa Maria, this morning. He is suspected of calling 911 and falsely reporting planting bombs in local unidentified schools.

Local elementary school hosts Special Olympics event

San Luis Obispo’s Teach Elementary School held a recreational Special Olympics event for 15 resident athletes of San Luis Obispo County on Saturday.

Researchers learn more about “The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch”

A sea expedition of doctoral students and research volunteers traveled to the “The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch,” an accumulation of plastic and debris in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Greek Week continues

The 22 fraternities and 14 sororities that make up Cal Poly’s greek system are celebrating Greek Week from April 18 to 25.

2,400 people participate in Miracle Miles for Kids

More than 2,400 racers crowded the starting line at Morro Rock Saturday for the 7th annual Miracle Miles for Kids 10k, a fundraiser for The Family Care Network, Inc. (FCNI) that took participants from the rock to Cayucos Pier.

Instrumental insemination of queen bees soon at Poly

With roughly one third of food crops pollinated by bees, researchers are finding ways to keep populations from declining. Cal Poly is experimenting with one of these technologies.