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A Central Coast professor helped create an online weight loss program that has led to significant weight loss for low-income mothers following their pregnancies.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Kinesiology professor Suzanne Phelan says it’s especially important to help low-income women lose weight postpartum.

“They lack access to effective empirical-based weight loss programs and low-income women are at high risk for long-term weight gain and associated comorbidities,” she said.

A Central Coast university is getting the largest single gift in the history of the California State University system.

William and Linda Frost donated $110 million dollars to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

The money will go to Cal Poly’s College of Science and Mathematics, and among other things will fund a new building, scholarships, research, and adding faculty. The Frosts had just give $20 million dollars to the university last year.

A Central Coast university is going to go green in a big way, with solar power.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo reached a deal to host a nearly 19 acre solar farm which will generate about a quarter of the electricity needed to power the campus.

REC Solar will finance, design, build, and maintain the facility  which will be located next to Highway 1 on the west side of the campus. Cal Poly will buy the power generated by the facility.

With the start of classes a week away at the Central Coast’s largest college, law enforcement officials are taking extra steps to insure back to school parties don’t get out of control.

The City of San Luis Obispo’s Safety Enhancement Zone Ordinance takes effect at midnight tonight. It’s an effort to deal with issues like noise, public alcohol consumption, and large parties linked to the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student community.

Authorities say they’ve found what they are calling some “items of interest” in their search for the remains of a missing college student on the Central Coast.

More than 40 FBI and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office personnel are involved in the excavation of multiple spots for traces of Kristin Smart, who disappeared from the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus in May of 1996.

It’s been more than 20 years since a Cal Poly San Luis Obispo coed disappeared.

Now, a new search is underway in San Luis Obispo County for the remains of Kristin Smart, with officials saying they’ve developed additional evidence in the case. More than 40 law enforcement personnel are involved in this week’s effort.