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June 27, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
VS. SAN LUIS (Mexico) When: 7. What: SuperLiga tournament. Where: Home Depot Center. On the air: TV: TeleFutura; Radio: ESPN Deportes. Update: Chivas USA (0-2-0, zero points) is not exactly dead yet in the eight-team SuperLiga tournament, but the dirt pile is ready and so are the shovels.
March 27, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
Terroir . Wild yeasts. Elevation. Who knew these terms could apply to mezcal as easily as to wine. In fact, "the vocabulary of mezcal is more like the vocabulary of wine than spirits," explains Ron Cooper, the California artist who founded Del Maguey single-village mezcals 20 years ago when the beverage wasn't on anybody's radar. "We're talking about terroir , about mouth feel," he says. "We're talking about aroma, nose. " He can go on for hours, recounting the long history of mezcal made in remote villages hours off dirt roads.
November 22, 1989 | JACK SMITH
San Luis Obispo is one of California's most attractive cities. It lies on a creek below the Santa Lucia Mountains. It is temperate. The air is clean. It grew up around one of Junipero Serra's missions. It has a highly rated state university. The setting is pastoral. The pace unhurried. Crime and drugs are no big problems. Until recently. Now San Luis is plagued by emigrants from Los Angeles.
March 18, 2014 | By Chris Dufresne, This post has been corrected. See below for details
Cal Poly basketball, entering the NCAA tournament with 13-19 record, has a tough enough time getting national respect. But shouldn't people at least know where the Mustangs are from? There has been some confusion over Cal Poly as the team prepares for Wednesday's "First Four" game in Dayton against Texas Southern. Some people think the team is from Pomona. "We've seen that one before we played the [Big West] championship game," Poly guard Kyle Odister said at the team's NCAA news conference in Dayton.
January 6, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
HOUSTON -- San Luis scored twice in the first half and posted its second straight shutout for a 2-0 victory over Pumas in the second round of Group B play in the InterLiga tournament Saturday night at the University of Houston's Robertson Stadium. In Saturday's first match, Edgar Andrade scored early in the first half and Cruz Azul held on for a 1-0 victory over Monterrey. San Luis (2-0) is the only team in Group B that is unbeaten entering the third round of group play.
March 7, 1993 | JOHN McKINNEY
Between Montana De Oro State Park and Avila Beach is 10 miles of Central California coast that nobody knows, and where nobody goes. The reason for the area's obscurity is that this land has been privately held since Spanish Mission days. For the last quarter-century or so, public access has been strictly forbidden because of a very security-conscious landowner: Pacific Gas & Electric, whose Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant is in the middle of this pristine stretch of coast.
In any typical spring at the San Luis Reservoir, John Willems could saunter onto the half-mile-long concrete pier that connects to four pumping inlets, unpack his fishing rod and cast a line into the dark-blue waters. But this is no typical spring at San Luis.
October 7, 2001 | JEFF KOEHLER, Jeff Koehler is a freelance writer living in San Diego
The young aspiring princess approached as I was eating an ear of roasted corn rubbed with chile and lime. She was selling one-peso contribution tickets toward her campaign for a late spring pageant. She smiled, and I bought two. It was late afternoon, and I had gravitated to Plaza del Carmen in the center of San Luis Potosi, a city of 800,000 in the fertile plateau of north-central Mexico.
Fausto Zapata, the ruling party's new governor of San Luis Potosi, resigned Wednesday night under pressure from daily demonstrations and a march on Mexico City by his defeated opponent in the fraud-tainted state election two months ago. In a brief letter delivered to the state legislature, Zapata said he is stepping down to make way for "a political solution" that would allow "peaceful coexistence" between the official Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and its opponents.
February 8, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez, Los Angeles Times
A would-be city council candidate in Arizona will not appear on an upcoming ballot because her English skills are insufficient, the state's Supreme Court decided Tuesday. In a brief two-page order, the high court affirmed a Superior Court judge's ruling, which struck Alejandrina Cabrera's name from the March ballot in the town of San Luis. The case, which attracted international media attention, was closely watched because of possible legal repercussions for other border communities where Spanish predominates.
December 13, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Alicia Banks
A student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, making the campus the third university in California to report an outbreak of the disease. The announcement from school officials this week comes just days after a student advisor at UC Riverside was also diagnosed with meningitis and officials at UC Santa Barbara confirmed their fourth case in about a month. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo officials said in a news release that medical staff learned of the case there Thursday and that "the infection is thought to be an isolated incident.
November 26, 2013 | By Ralph Vartabedian
Phillips 66, which operates refineries across California, is moving forward with a plan to build a rail terminal in San Luis Obispo County that would send trains with up to 80 tank cars of crude oil through Southern California and the Bay Area. In a draft environmental impact statement filed this week, Phillips said it wants to build five sets of parallel tracks that would accommodate trains as often as 250 times per year at its Santa Maria Refinery. The project is the latest effort by the refinery industry to increase crude imports to California from oil fields in North Dakota, Colorado and Texas.
October 9, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
San Luis Obispo on Saturday is marking the grand opening of a new railroad museum that's housed in a Southern Pacific freight house built around 1894. The museum tells the story of the city's important 19th century link in the coastal rail line that joined San Francisco and Los Angeles. Exhibits and displays detail the old narrow-gauge Pacific Coast Railway that ran between Avila Beach and San Luis Obispo, the difficult tunnel and track work along the Cuesta Grade (a route Amtrak's Coast Starlight still chugs along today)
June 17, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A San Luis Obispo man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on three counts related to possession and distribution of child pornography. Bruce Klickstein, 59, was arrested last week by FBI special agents, and after a brief court appearance Thursday, was released to home detention pending a hearing Aug. 6. Klickstein was identified as a possible suspect after an undercover investigation by  Arroyo Grande police in 2012. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the man's home and discovered at least one computer containing what authorities allege is child pornography.
May 27, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
San Luis Obispo calls itself "the happiest city in America," thanks in part to publicity on the "Oprah" show a couple of years ago. Regardless of its happiness quotient, the central coastal California city's proximity to beaches and abundance of wineries combine to make it a pleasant place to spend a few vacation days. The new Granada Hotel & Bistro , an industrial-chic boutique downtown hotel located in a 1920s exposed-brick building, is making it easy for visitors to get acquainted with the town with a special $140-per-night package.
May 1, 2013 | By Julie Cart
Epidemiologists are investigating an outbreak of valley fever that has sickened 28 workers at two large solar-power construction sites in San Luis Obispo County. Staff from the California Department of Public Health, and investigators from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health and San Luis Obispo County visited the sites near the Carrizo Plain two months ago, officials said. They identified the sites as the Topaz Solar Farm and California Valley Solar Ranch, two large-scale photovoltaic power plants whose construction often requires considerable scraping and clearing to make way for thousands of acres of solar panels.
May 21, 2004 | Hector Tobar, Times Staff Writer
In the domain of the Rodriguez Saa brothers is a town that dared to defy their rule. The brothers had it erased from official maps. The brothers have changed the course of a river during their quasi-omnipotent reign. They ordered a new airport built in the middle of a stretch of pampas, a gleaming terminal that is empty because no airline will fly there.
April 8, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Rick Vanderknyff, Susan Greene, and Henry Rivero / Los Angeles Times
By 1697, the Jesuit order, in cooperation with Spain, had begun to establish a chain of missions in Lower or Baja California. King Carlos III recalled the priests in 1767 and authorized the Franciscan order to establish a series of missions binding Upper or Alta California into one province. Now golden mustard blooms scattered by the gray-robbed priests grow along the mission path linking San Diego Bay to Sonoma, north of San Francisco Bay.
March 15, 2013 | By Harriet Ryan and Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
In an acknowledgment that new revelations in the priest abuse scandal have tarnished the church's image, lawyers for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are seeking to postpone upcoming sexual abuse trials or relocate them to a courthouse 200 miles away because they don't believe they can get a fair trial in Southern California. The church's request to a judge for a delay or change of venue in pending cases this week came just hours after the announcement that the archdiocese would pay two brothers an unprecedented $4 million each to avoid a molestation trial set for April.
February 28, 2013 | By S. Irene Virbila
Finally. "SOMM," the documentary about four contenders studying like crazy for the master sommelier exam , is slated for summer release after Samuel Goldwyn Films grabbed the North American rights. Until now, Jason Wise 's documentary has been shown at film festivals mostly. It had its world premiere at the Napa Valley Film Festival in November and was just shown at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival . I'm really curious to see it, and also to find out what the four somms featured in the film are doing now. If, like me, you'd rather not wait till summer to see the film, "SOMM" will be shown March 8 as part of the Paso Robles Wine Crawl . Get there early enough to visit tasting rooms around town.
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