Edible Products From the Cal Poly College of Agriculture

Cal Poly’s motto is “Learn by Doing,” and it lives up to that motto not only by allowing students to create real products, but also by making those student-made products available for sale.

Almost anything you can imagine – from honey, to milk, to wine – is created during classes, packaged, and then sold to the […]

By |March 11th, 2014|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

Saving Water: Finding the Most Efficient Water Heating Method

The saying, don’t throw the baby out with the bath water came from a time with the whole family used the same water—icky.   They saved a lot of water, but with a family of 6, losing the baby was a likely casualty.  Save water, shower with a friend, but washing in the buff is a […]

By |March 4th, 2014|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

New Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Department: College of Agriculture

In keeping with the spirit of its “Learn by Doing” motto, not only does Cal Poly teach its College of Agriculture students how to make their respective products, but also allows student-made products to be available in stores. This is why, when grocery shopping in San Luis Obispo, one can find everything from Cal Poly […]

By |March 4th, 2014|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

A Short and Sweet Story

It’s a straightforward remodel this month.  The homeowners wanted to keep the plan of the kitchen relatively unchanged as they were hoping to save the satillo floor tile – this constrained the design somewhat, but no problem, San Luis Kitchen could handle it.

The old kitchen was blah with slab style doors in a drab brown […]

By |March 4th, 2014|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

San Luis Obispo’s Oldest Buildings

San Luis Obispo is an old, history-rich city, and it shows in its architecture. We have put together a list of some of the oldest local buildings, which have stood since the 1700 and 1800s.
We would like to extend a warm “thank you” to the History Center of San Luis Obispo, whose employees were extremely […]

By |February 19th, 2014|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

French Country in SLO County

There are some very beautiful country homes in San Luis Obispo County. The one we are looking at this month is superbly placed in the rolling hills off Orcutt road just south of San Luis. Surrounded by vineyards, horse ranches, and open land, the home is in a great location that is reasonably close to […]

By |February 10th, 2014|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

10 Reasons San Luis Obispo is one of the Greenest, Cleanest Cities in California

San Luis Obispo County is blessed with natural beauty, and luckily it isn’t something that locals take for granted. SLO County Locals intern Katrina Borges put together a list of 10 standout examples of San Luis Obispo’s effort to keep itself clean, sustainable, and fresh.

1. The public transportation

According to the EPA, motor vehicles are responsible […]

By |January 31st, 2014|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

How to Navigate Lighting Design: Energy Regulation Inspires Creative Interior Design Solutions

The Bright Side of Title 24 Lighting Design
When my sister was about three years old, she stuck a bobby-pin in a plug outlet. It knocked her back about 10 feet.  Fortunately she survived to learn a valuable lesson. By experience or observation, most of us don’t want to get anywhere near those electrifying pulses. However, […]

By |January 30th, 2014|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

Salt or no salt? Salt water softeners prove to be the most

Don’t believe “no-salt” water softener marketing; the most effective softeners typically use salt

Let me be the first to say that I don’t like putting salt in my water softener. I don’t like putting gas in my car or and I don’t like brushing my teeth. It just has to be done or bad things will […]

By |January 15th, 2014|SLO County Locals|0 Comments

Hague Quality Water: proper plumbing for water systems

Imagine moving into your new home, with new shower doors and faucets. You paid good money for a water treatment system only to discover that the house was never plumbed properly to protect everything from the water problems. Many people experience this reality when we come to do an installation.

Worse yet, another water company or […]

By |January 15th, 2014|SLO County Locals|0 Comments