Smooth Traveler: California coast ‘town and gown’ college tour, San Luis Obispo
California Polytechnic State University (established 1903) and Cuesta Community College (established 1965) are located at the heart of California’s Central Coast, surrounded by vineyards and farmland, in San Luis Obispo. SLO County averages 70 degrees and covers 80-miles of Pacific shoreline and areas conducive to sighting whales from onshore.
“How Tech Expanded From Silicon Valley to Bubblegum Alley”
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — San Luis Obispo has a reputation for being a sleepy town in central California known for its laid-back charm. Top tourist draws are a nearby 18th-century Spanish mission and Bubblegum Alley, a walkway lined with chewed gum. But Rick Stollmeyer, the chief executive of MindBody, envisioned it as a bustling tech hub.