Cal Poly brings $469 million to the economy

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo brings an estimated $469 million annually to the local economy through campus expenditures and off-campus student spending, according to a recently released report from the California State University System Office of the Chancellor. In addition,... (Continue reading)

Video: Meg Whitman accused of shoving employee

Former eBay CEO and current GOP candidate for governor Meg Whitman paid a $200,000 settlement to an eBay employee she shoved during a professional disagreement. The employee, Young Mi Kim, hired an attorney and threatened to sue. The company paid... (Continue reading)

Whitman funnels $91 million into campaign

Meg Whitman, the GOP nominee for governor, contributed another $20 million to her war chest for a total of more than $91 million in personal donations. [WallStreetJournal] Whitman’s has said she will contribute up to $150 million from her own... (Continue reading)

Special election one week away

The special election to fill the state Senate seat of Abel Maldonado is now one week away and the environment, thanks to the British Petroleum oil spill, is dominating the race between Democrat John Laird and Republican Sam Blakeslee [Mercury... (Continue reading)

Special election heats up on the Central Coast

Capital staffers from both Republican and Democratic parties have flocked to the Central Coast to promote their respective candidates to fill the 15th Senate District seat recently vacated by Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado. [CapitolWeekly] A special election is set for... (Continue reading)

PG&E knew Proposition 16 was losing

Reports indicate that Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) sunk nearly $50 million trying to get Proposition 16 passed in California’s recent June 8 primary–even though they knew it was a losing cause. [San Francisco Chronicle Campaign insiders are now saying... (Continue reading)

Cambria hotel owners file bankruptcy

The owner of the new El Colibri Boutique Hotel and Spa in Cambria filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and has plans to sell one of the most sophisticated retreats on the Central Coast. [PacificCoastBusinessTimes] The Cambria Moonstone development firm filed... (Continue reading)

La Rouge lingerie and Scissor Clothing fashion show, event photos

Fashion had a night out at the Native Lounge lingerie and Haute Couture fashion show on Thursday night. Budding superstar designer Kate White’s high fashion yet relaxed Scissor Clothing line was showcased at Central Coast Fashion Week’s finale show. High... (Continue reading)

Work in the San Luis Obispo Area, Job Search

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Cal Poly’s controversial dean of engineering dismissed

After years of controversy, high staff turnover and faculty discontent, Mohammad Noori, the controversial dean of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering, was asked last week to step down as the head of the university’s most prestigious college, CalCoastNews has learned. The... (Continue reading)