How much do you know about San Luis Obispo County’s Montaña de Oro State Park? Find out how the park got its name (there’s more than one theory), how many people visit each year (it’s a lot!) and why Spooner’s Cove is called, well, Spooner’s Cove.
When the Dead Kennedys came to San Luis Obispo in 1985, fights were reported. When police responded, a riot broke out resulting in $10,000 in damage to the veterans hall. The rules for local concerts were changed as a result.
The founder of the Oakland Tribune was a Civil War hero and had worked in newspapers in Alameda County. In later years he concluded his newspaper career in San Luis Obispo also working as an agent for Wells Fargo.
Rainfall droppers bring grasshoppers. I think that is how the old rhyme goes. The abundant rainy season of 1982-83 brought an invasion of grasshoppers worthy of a 1950s science fiction movie or a biblical plague.
Arroyo Grande is named for the big gully that gives it life and has at times terrorized the town. When William Brewer traveled by wagon, surveying the 11-year-old state of California in April 1861, his journal documents a memorable crossing.
The Joni Mitchell song “Big Yellow Taxi” laments, “You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone.” An informal survey around the office of local businesses that have been lost includes Scrubby & Lloyd’s burgers, The World Famous Darkroom, Delite Bakery and Chong’s Candy.
For the gala opening of Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal Casino Resort in 1990 in Atlantic City, N.J., invitations in the form of crystal balls were sent, fashioned by Atascadero glass artist Robert Hooper. Will Trump be the Republican nominee for president? Perhaps the crystal ball has the answer.