Leigh Ann Bardman’s college apartment is at the intersection of a natural wonderland and an eccentric vintage store. Underneath the dim lighting, dozens of houseplants wind through the living room from floor to ceiling. Bardman and her roommate keep the overhead lights off, leaving the room illuminated by the soft yellow glow of unique antique […]
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Skipper’s Brew Coffee House celebrates “Big Gay Grand Opening” tonight
Since a second location of Skipper’s Brew Coffee House first opened downtown in February, co-owners and married couple Shari Rubino and Karen Pike say everything has gone better than expected. Now, Skipper’s Brew is hosting a “Big Gay Grand Opening” today, June 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will include a DJ, […]
Healthy snacks that have your back: Cal Poly senior creates a snack business
Before going to college, business administration senior Sophia Shapiro was diagnosed with several eating disorders, as well as anxiety and depression. With few people talking about their mental health issues, Shapiro felt no one else was going through what she was.
It wasn’t until she began posting on social media about her journey that she realized she was not alone.
San Luis Obispo County rolls out small business recovery program
San Luis Obispo County introduced a program Thursday, April 1 designed to help local businesses alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release. Road to Recovery is a program that provides small businesses in unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County with micro-grants of up to $50,000 to be used for […]
Small businesses receive second round of relief grants
Small businesses in San Luis Obispo have received a second round of COVID-19 relief grants from the City of San Luis Obispo and the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce.
Cal Poly student runs his own small business in his San Luis Obispo kitchen
He makes and delivers his own flavors of granola with the goal of raising money and awareness for non-profit organizations that he said he sees doing good in the world.
SLO hotel pivots to a grocery store to support the community and keep employees afloat
Granada Hotel is now offering resources to residents who are sheltering in place through a new downtown storefront, Granada Grocery.
Hobby turned business: How one Cal Poly student transformed her jewelry-making passion into a craft
Business admistration junior Jenny Hoekstra sat on her backyard deck. The golden hour sunlight struck the turquoise beads of her newly made, wire-wrapped earrings, a creation she thought up as she comfortably laid on her lime green yoga mat. Lost in the trance that is her craft, Hoekstra was in her element. Hoekstra started her […]
My Mom’s granola finds success with local, Cal Poly ingredients
On Tuesdays, Farb’s Bakery is alive with music, clattering trays and granola as it undergoes various baking and production processes. Here, Heather Segal works the magic behind her San Luis Obispo-based gourmet food company, My Mom’s, with the help of her three employees, or “villagers,” as she calls them. “[Working for Segal] is something different. […]
Small businesses adding a touch of artistry to the SLO community
Local artists Savannah Rae Nicholson and Danielle Curchill individually created Anahata Rae and RadicalSouls Collective, local artistry businesses. After teaming up last year, both brands have a collective vision of bringing nature, both environmental and humanistic, into their designs. Anahata Rae Nicholson created Anahata Rae in 2014 after a death in her family. ‘Anahata,’ translates […]
SLO native becomes SLO councilman
Gomez has plans for sustainability, housing and community relations.