March 3, 1994
Brethren Christian running back Keith Washington signed a letter of intent with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Brethren Christian Coach Ken Sharrar said Wednesday. Washington, the Olympic League back of the year, rushed for more than 1,300 yards and scored 18 touchdowns last season. He also earned All-Southern Section Division X honors. Sharrar said Washington, a 5-foot-10, 205-pound senior, will play running back and linebacker for the Division I-AA school.
May 20, 2001 |
With the help of the FBI, Mexican authorities arrested a fugitive from a 1999 California slaying, the attorney general's office said. Federal judicial police officers arrested Jose Escareno Espindola in the Pacific resort city of Puerto Vallarta after a Mexican judge issued an arrest warrant, the office said in a statement.
February 16, 1985 |
Santa Anita has two seven-horse fields for its weekend stakes, the $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap today and the $200,000 San Antonio Handicap on Sunday. Scruples has top weight of 121 pounds in the San Luis Obispo, and two Charlie Whittingham-trained horses, Hail Bold King and Lord at War, share high weight of 122 in the San Antonio. Other starters in the San Antonio are Al Mamoon, Tennessee Rite, Video Kid, My Habitony and American Standard.
May 14, 1986 |
Chapman College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo each won semifinal matches Tuesday and will meet at Cal State Northridge today at 1:30 p.m. for the NCAA Division II men's team tennis championship. Led by four-time All-American Troy Turnbull, Chapman upset No. 1-seeded UC Davis, 5-4. Chapman is the defending national champion but was unseeded in the eight-team field. Turnbull trailed in the third set of his singles match, 3-0, but won the next six games and defeated Aleco Preovolos, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
November 28, 1992 |
Garden Grove kept its feet on the ground Friday, and wore down San Luis Obispo for a 20-0 victory in the quarterfinals of the Division VII playoffs at San Luis Obispo. Senior running back Jim Sebreros carried 27 times for 213 yards and two second-half touchdowns and led the Argonauts to 319 rushing yards. Quarterback Brian Schneider threw only one pass in the second half and six in the game.
October 29, 1999 |
It has been nearly 40 years now, so the wounds have healed over, like an old Sequoia growing steadily around an old burn. Thirty-nine years ago today, a brooding Cal Poly San Luis Obispo football team boarded its chartered C-46 airplane at Toledo, Ohio. The Mustangs had been beaten that afternoon at Bowling Green University, 50-6. Shortly after takeoff, the plane lost power in the left engine. It lurched downward and to the left, crashed, cartwheeled, broke in two and burst into flames.
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December 8, 1990 |
City Administrator Michael T. Uberuaga said Friday he has recommended that the City Council hire San Luis Obispo Fire Chief Michael P. Dolder as the city's top fire official. Dolder, 46, San Luis Obispo's fire chief for the last eight years, would succeed retiring Fire Chief Raymond C. Picard. Dolder said that if he is hired, he would maintain residences in both San Luis Obispo and Huntington Beach.
February 7, 1990 |
A mild earthquake off the coast triggered a routine alert at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant near here, but few people felt it and there were no reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 4.1, but officials at Caltech in Pasadena said the magnitude was 3.6.