December 26, 1987
In your Nov. 13 article on Damone Johnson's success with the Rams, your staff writer Chris Dufresne referred to Johnson's alma mater as "Cal Poly University something or other." As president of the Cal Poly Athletic Alumni Society, I thought the following facts would enlighten your sports writers: --Our athletes maintain an average grade-point average of 3.2 --Our Sports Hall of Fame recently inducted notable figures such as Mike Krukow, Ozzie Smith and John Madden. --We have won 28 Division II national championships.
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May 12, 1990
Seven Woodbury University architecture students won the top award at an architectural design competition last weekend at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. The Burbank students designed and built a 20-foot-tall, triangular tower with free-floating platforms to win the "People's Choice" award in the Poly Royal Design Village Competition April 26-29. One of 63 entries, the unusual structure also won an honorable mention award in the "Exploration of Form" category.
May 6, 2001 |
Mary Ellen Pleasant was either a demon or a saint, a daring 19th century abolitionist who harbored runaway slaves or a blackmailer, voodoo queen and procuress who provided girls for rich men in San Francisco. She was born a slave on a Georgia plantation or a free woman of color in Philadelphia--it's not known definitively which--sometime around 1815.
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August 31, 1989 |
It may seem a little after-the-fact given the faculty hirings and land clearing already under way, but on Friday Gov. George Deukmejian will officially create California State University, San Marcos. The governor will come to San Marcos to sign the legislation, authored by state Sen. Bill Craven (R-Carlsbad) and approved by state lawmakers last Thursday, formally naming the campus and placing it in the State Education Code that lists the 19 other state universities.
August 18, 1985 |
Crusty is one word to describe Bruce Anderson, but that runs the risk of reminding him of Chicken McNuggets, and he absolutely hates Chicken McNuggets. Curmudgeonly is better, but a little understated for a newspaper editor who recently sneered in print that the Mendocino County Grand Jury was a "gutless posse of senile Rotarians." Everyone agrees that Anderson is opinionated, but few concur on whether he is just honest and forthright or a mean-spirited bully.
September 18, 1988 |
Like many small-business owners, Irv Levine wanted to boost his employees' loyalty. He also wanted to boost his retirement nest egg by selling an ownership stake in his firm. His answer to both desires: An employee stock ownership plan. The plan, formed last year, gave a 30% ownership stake to the 200 employees of Multiquip, a fast-growing Carson-based distributor of construction equipment.