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Cal Poly launches entrepreneurship center

By   /  Thursday, October 21st, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly launches entrepreneurship center

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has unveiled a new center that university officials hope will foster more student startups and bring the school’s research out of the lab and into the marketplace. About 130 people gathered at Cal Poly’s new Technology Park on Oct. 21 for the launch of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Read More →

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SLO volunteers die in Baja plane crash

By   /  Monday, October 18th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on SLO volunteers die in Baja plane crash

Four San Luis Obispo County residents on a humanitarian medical trip to Mexico were killed in a plane crash on Oct. 15. The group consisted of Graciela Sarmiento and James Thornton, both doctors from Arroyo Grande Community Hospital; attorney Roger Lyon of Cayucos, who owned the plane and was flying it; and Cal Poly San Read More →

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Is the price right? New SLO company tells you what it’s really worth

By   /  Monday, October 18th, 2010  /  Features, Technology  /  Comments Off on Is the price right? New SLO company tells you what it’s really worth

You’ve got an old digital camera sitting around and you want to sell it online, but you have no idea how much to ask. Chances are, you search eBay, Amazon and Craigslist to see what similar devices fetch. You scribble it all down on a notepad, do some rough math and come up with a Read More →

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FPPC approves Copeland fine

By   /  Thursday, October 14th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on FPPC approves Copeland fine

California’s Fair Political Practices Commission fined San Luis Obispo businessmen James and Thomas Copeland and banker David Booker $80,000 at its Oct. 14 meeting for violating the state Political Reform Act. The Copelands and Booker are accused of staging a secret and illegal campaign in 2006 to block rancher Ernie Dalidio’s development plans. The five-member Read More →

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Editorial: Sneaky attack subverts property rights in SLO

By   /  Monday, October 11th, 2010  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Sneaky attack subverts property rights in SLO

In a spread that garnered national publicity in Parade Magazine on Oct. 3, San Luis Obispo was crowned “Happy Town, USA,” where, among other things, author Dan Buettner found it to be the No. 1 place in America for emotional health. But just a few days later, California’s Fair Political Practices Commission tore the cover Read More →

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Copelands face fine in SLO election dispute

By   /  Monday, October 4th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Copelands face fine in SLO election dispute

San Luis Obispo businessmen James and Thomas Copeland and banker David Booker were the anonymous backers of “No on J,” the campaign to stop rancher Ernie Dalidio from developing 131 acres outside the city, according to a report from state campaign regulators. The three face fines of up to $80,000. The California Fair Political Practices Read More →

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Level Studios acquired by bigger firm

By   /  Monday, September 27th, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Level Studios acquired by bigger firm

Level Studios, the biggest all-digital marketing firm in the Tri-Counties and a major tech employer with 140 people in San Luis Obispo, has been acquired by a New Jersey firm. The acquisition by Princeton, N.J.-based Rosetta will put Level Studios — which works with clients as large as BlackBerry maker Research in Motion and as Read More →

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