Students grades k-12 will have a free ride this summer on public transit throughout San Luis Obispo County. They just need to show their school ID in order to take any fixed route without having to pay cash.
The program includes RTA, SLO Transit, South County Transit, Paso Express and Morro Bay Transit.
Monterey-Salinas Transit offers a youth pass for $38, which is good for rides throughout the summer.
Santa Barbara County does not currently offer a summer student deal.
The SLO HotHouse tops our conversation this week with Mike Manchak, President and CEO for the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC), regarding the latest business news and trends along the Central Coast.
Cal Poly's successful program in downtown San Luis Obispo is funded by Cal Poly and the business community. It's hosting a summer accelerator program for student startups. The venture has successfully incubated companies that have since been acquired by large corporations.
Pacific Business Times reporter Stephen Nellis has an upcoming piece on this program.
An attorney from Pismo Beach is entering the race for San Luis Obispo County District Attorney—as a write-in candidate.
On Thursday, Paul Phillips submitted the final signatures he needed to qualify as an official write-in candidate, according to County Clerk Julie Rodewald.
Up until now, the contentious race for SLO County DA has been just between just the two candidates who will appear on June's ballot, Assistant District Attorney Tim Covello, and Dan Dow, the Deputy District Attorney.