Editorials

Editorials

Honk if you love the new, wider Los Osos Valley Road interchange

Here’s our review of the new and improved Los Osos Valley Road: It’s a little piece of highway heaven. Widening the infamous bottleneck between the Calle Joaquin intersection and South Higuera Street to four lanes has made a huge difference. But don’t take our word for it. Think back to when it took 37 minutes (it was probably only 11 minutes, but it seemed so much longer) to travel a few measly miles on LOVR. Well, we just made that same trip in three minutes! Tops! And we hit a red light!

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Oops! Cal Poly math blunder costs university administration some credibility

It was an impressive bit of data: Cal Poly added 21 management positions between October 2014 and October 2015, yet spent $71,000 less on administrative salaries. That’s something to brag about — which Cal Poly did — until it redid the math and discovered a slight problem: The information wasn’t accurate. As we now know, Cal Poly miscalculated; it actually spent $93,000 more on administrative salaries.

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Wildflower bouquets for Pismo Preserve trailblazers

We toss bouquets of SLO County wildflowers to the volunteers creating a system of hiking, biking and equestrian trails on the 900-acre Pismo Preserve. This is not a job for slouches. Volunteers sign on for four-hour shifts, Tuesday through Saturday. Some do multiple shifts in a single week, using hand tools to cut hillside trails.

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Middle schoolers take on Tough Two obstacle course at Los Osos Middle School

Middle school students tackle challenges in two-mile obstacle course at Los Osos Middle School.
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Middle schoolers take on Tough Two obstacle course at Los Osos Middle School 01:52

Middle schoolers take on Tough Two obstacle course at Los Osos Middle School

Why San Luis Obispo High School students want to save 'The Big Tree' 01:22

Why San Luis Obispo High School students want to save 'The Big Tree'

Cuesta College students explore sound through sculptures 01:23

Cuesta College students explore sound through sculptures

Car plunges into ravine along Cuesta Grade 00:33

Car plunges into ravine along Cuesta Grade