A paraglider flies above the bluffs of Shell Beach on a recent evening. email@example.com
After three years as the country’s concrete canoe champion, Cal Poly has lost its crown.
The Mustangs team finished fourth at the National Concrete Canoe Competition, held Thursday through Saturday at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Ill. Ecole de Technologie Superieure, an engineering school in Montreal, took first place in the competition, receiving a $5,000 scholarship and trophy. Launched in 1988 by the American Society of Civil Engineers at Michigan State University, the National Concrete Canoe Competition invites engineering students throughout the United States and Canada to build and race concrete vessels — challenging their creativity, knowledge and stamina while showcasing concrete as a building material.
The competition involves an academic report and business presentation on the canoe as well as five race events.
The Cal Poly team spent 6,000 hours working on its canoe, named “Sentinel” after the famous domed rock at Yosemite National Park, one of the team captains, Thomas Wong, told The New York Times. AP Images for ASCE
More than 60 wineries and dozens of artists, restaurants and vendors converged at Atascadero Lake Park on Saturday, June 22, 2013, for the annual Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival. Frolicking Frog Winery winemaker Stu Goldman of Atascadero and his wife, Maria Eugenia Montijo-Goldman, pour their wines for Terri Stoner, left, of Morro Bay and Barbara Mack of Orcutt. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Decker, of Templeton, twirls dance partner Deborah Watson, of Atascadero to live music at the Atascadero Wine Festival. email@example.com
On display at the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum through Labor Day is ‘The Secrets of Bees,’ an exhibit dedicated to the insects. The exhibit, built by Karen Ames of Arroyo Grande, allows kids to watch a video of bees in action, don bee costumes and gather pollen to pack into a honeycomb, which is inside a giant interactive hive. firstname.lastname@example.org
On display at the San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum through Labor Day is ‘The Secrets of Bees,’ an exhibit dedicated to the insects. The exhibit, built by Karen Ames of Arroyo Grande, allows kids to watch a video of bees in action, don bee costumes and gather pollen to pack into a honeycomb. Xander Davis-Fearn, 4, explored the exhibit Tuesday. email@example.com
Pismo Beach -- one of the few cool spots in the county Saturday -- on a recent Sunday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Abel Tagre of Grover Beach takes a photo with daughter Veronica, 15, and son Matthew, 9, on the Pismo Beach Pier on Sunday. Tagre said they attend the Pismo Beach Classic Car Show every year for Father’s Day. email@example.com
Cheryl Franklin of Bakersfield takes a photo of son Sean, 6, in front of an El Camino on display on the Pismo Beach Pier on Sunday. firstname.lastname@example.org
A cleanup was held Saturday to collect debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan at Montaña de Oro. Cindy Johnson and her son Axel, 4, left, watch as Paige Bartel and Hank, 4, talk about a manta ray they found with Amie Richie and daughter Clover, 5, right. The women are part of Mindful Mothers, who volunteer with their children. email@example.com
A cleanup was held Saturday to collect debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan at Montaña de Oro. However, as of the first two hours of the event, no tsunami debris was found. ECOSLO board member Nancy Graves explains the debris search protocol. firstname.lastname@example.org
A cleanup was held Saturday to collect debris from the 2011 tsunami in Japan at Montaña de Oro. ECOSLO board member Nancy Graves holds up an example of a plastic bottle that possibly floated here as a result of the tsunami. email@example.com
Paso Robles firefighter Nate Bass, right, gives Clarece Handshy a lesson in hands-only CPR outside Albertson’s in Paso Robles. The public practiced saving a life at two shopping centers in Paso Robles on Tuesday. The free sessions, taught by paramedics from the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services, covered a method of CPR that uses chest compressions without mouth-to-mouth breathing. firstname.lastname@example.org
A worker hoists a 2-by-4 on Monday afternoon at the Marsh Street Commons construction site at the corner of Marsh and Nipomo streets in San Luis Obispo. email@example.com
The Marsh Street Commons mixed-use project includes more than 8,500 square feet of commercial space and 12 residential units — four two-bedroom lofts facing Marsh and eight three-bedroom homes accessed from Nipomo. The developer is Mangano Homes Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org