Downtown Perspective

Written by Mukta Naran on . Posted in Home Page Category

dominic_higueraOn a Summer afternoon I had the opportunity to sit down with a man that has been changing San Luis Obispo and educating students at Cal Poly since his arrival. In my previous interviews, one man kept coming up as a person that had a story that would be great material for this series. The following account of our interview is the summation of the longest interview that I have ever conducted and the lessons that were laced throughout the interview, as to be expected from a long time professor.

In 1952 a young man came to San Luis Obispo with his wife and two children to pursue a new career as a professor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Ken Schwartz and his family were leaving a much larger Los Angeles to try the small town life. In his words there was some hesitation about moving to a town of only 14,000 residents, “It was a big step down from LA but we thought we would give it a try.”   Read More

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San Luis Obispo Downtown Association

1108 Garden Street, Suite 210
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 541-0286
Fax: (805) 781-2647

(805) 458-5153

Old SLO Trolley

Trolley service is provided from both of the parking structures and at convenient locations within the Downtown core approximately every 15 minutes. The fare is 50 cents. Hours of operation are:

  • Thursdays - 5 PM to 9 PM - Year Round
  • Fridays - 5 PM to 9 PM - June-Labor Day
  • Saturday - 5 PM to 9 PM - April - October

Click here for the Trolley and City bus schedule.