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California’s public university systems own some unusual facilities. They have California Memorial Stadium, the home of the Cal Bears in Berkeley. They own farms, used for research. UC Irvine has its own nuclear reactor.

Meanwhile on the Central Coast, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has a pier. And it’s not a little one: the more than half a mile of pier at Avila Beach allows for all kinds of marine research and education.

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A group of students from a Central Coast college are aiming to break a collegiate speed record on their bicycle.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Human Powered Vehicle Club has been at a racetrack in Nevada this week for the 20th annual World Human-Powered Speed Challenge.

(Cal Poly SLO photo)

It’s a class project for some Central Coast college students. But, what they’ve created could be life changing for some Northern California wildfire victims. A team of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students designed and built a modular home for a fire ravaged community.

Last year, almost 50,000 Californians were victims of cyber crime, according to the FBI’s internet crime report. 

On the weekend of June 22, the next generation of Californian cyber crime fighters will be competing on the Central Coast. 

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Hothouse has announced its selections for a summer program aimed at giving startups and entrepreneurs a boost. 

While in absolute business terms, $10,000 isn’t that much money, for some recent grads developing a product, it’s not nothing. 

It’s a story we first told you about in February. Some Central Coast college architectural students are helping a Northern California community ravaged by wildfires come up with some ideas on rebuilding. This week, students in the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo program run by Stacy White and Kent McDonald are in the community of Paradise, as the team presents its final findings to residents.

Photo by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

College students on the Central Coast are creating prosthetics for a boy who lost his fingers in a fiery car crash.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo engineering students are working on a pair of prosthetic hands for 10-year-old Julian Reynoso.

(Cal Poly SLO photo)

It’s the deadliest fire in California history. The Camp Fire killed more than 80 people, and destroyed nearly 14,000 homes. But, some Central Coast architectural students are involved in a project to help the devastated city of Paradise come up with a vision for rebuilding.

Photo by Tom Zasadzinski/Cal Poly Pomona

A float created by teams of people from the two Cal Poly campuses received one of the top honors at the 130th Rose Parade Tuesday. The entry by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly Pomona was called “Far Out Frequencies.”

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The six month, 300,000 mile flight of the InSight space probe which started in Santa Barbara County reached a major milestone Monday, when it successfully landed on Mars.

Viewing events around the world included some special ones on the Central and South Coasts because of the local connection.

They were two Central Coast college students with an idea to deal with a safety concern they felt no one was really tackling.

Cary Subel and Alaey Kumar were engineering students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo when they realized some people were worried about radiation from smartphones, and laptops. They started thinking about the idea, and experimenting with designs to provide protection.

A Central Coast university has said adios to plastic straws.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has joined the growing list of places trying to be more environmentally friendly when it comes to food related waste. Straws rank high on the list of trash found in the ocean.

For nearly four decades, a onetime Central Coast college student has been entertaining audiences with his parodies of pop culture. The wild imagination of “Weird Al” Yankovic turned popular music (and music videos like Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”) into hit parody songs and videos.

Now, the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate has finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A Central Coast biology professor has written what could be the definitive book on California’s plants.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo biology professor Dr. Matt Ritter is the author of “California Plants: A Guide To Our Iconic Flora.” The new 300 plus page book even comes by a forward written by California Governor Jerry Brown.

More than a thousand students attended a forum with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo administrators Thursday night as outrage continues over an incident in which some members of a fraternity acted like they were gang members, and one dress in blackface.