Dan Itel, The Tribune

Dan Itel

The Tribune

Portland, OR, United States

Contact Dan

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • The Tribune
  • The Fresno Bee
  • Major League Soccer

Past articles by Dan:

The yearly rainfall results are in. How much precipitation fell on the Central Coast

The 2018 rainfall results are in, and cities across the Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County picked up above-average totals. The winter rain ended California’s drought. → Read More

Live Oak Music Festival makes triumphant return to San Luis Obispo

The 31st annual Live Oak Music Festival made its return to San Luis Obispo County this weekend after after 29 years at Live Oak Camp in Santa Barbara County, selling out three days at El Chorro Regional Park. → Read More

Former Cal Poly star Mitch Haniger lands on the injured list in most painful way possible

Former Cal Poly San Luis Obispo star and current Seattle Mariners slugger Mitch Haniger has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of a ruptured testicle suffered when he hit a foul ball off himself. → Read More

Tour of California rolls through SLO County — and there was drama at finish in Morro Bay

The Amgen Tour of California came through San Luis Obispo County for Stage 4 of the professional cycling race. Fabio Jakobsen won a sprint at the Morro Bay finish, while Tejay van Garderen kept the yellow jersey. → Read More

He didn’t get picked in the NFL Draft. But this former Poly star will still get a shot

Former Cal Poly fullback Joe Protheroe was invited by the San Francisco 49ers to the team’s rookie minicamp. He will have a chance to make the NFL team’s roster despite not being drafted. → Read More

Former Mission Prep, Cal star Patrick Laird signed as NFL free agent

Patrick Laird, who walked on at Cal and became the Bears star running back after starring at Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo, California, was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. → Read More

Cal Poly should ‘appeal and raise hell about it,’ ESPN analyst says of NCAA sanctions

Jay Bilas, ESPN college basketball analyst and NCAA critic, says Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s sanctions for overpaying athletes’ book stipends is harsh. The California university may vacate 2014 March Madness bid. → Read More

Cal Poly hit with major NCAA sanctions — and it could lose its one March Madness berth

The athletics department at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, California, was hit with major sanctions by the NCAA, including having to vacate wins and probation, for violating book-stipend rules. → Read More

Woman killed in crash on Highway 46 near Cholame ‘Y’ intersection identified

A woman who was killed in a crash on Highway 46 near the Cholame “Y” on Saturday has been identified, according to the California Highway Patrol. → Read More

Crews investigating fatal car crash on Hwy. 46 near Cholame ‘Y’ intersection

Emergency crews are investigating a fatal two-car crash on Highway 46 west of the deadly Cholame “Y” intersection near Paso Robles, California. As many as 11 people were reportedly injured. → Read More

Scout Coffee on Foothill closed after truck slams into shop

Scout Coffee Co.’s Foothill Boulevard location in San Luis Obispo is closed after a truck crashed into the shop Saturday morning. There were no injuries to the driver or customers, according to police. → Read More

Traffic blocked on Highway 101 in Shell Beach after multi-car pile-up

Crews are responding to a crash involving as many as 12 cars on the northbound lanes of Highway 101 in Shell Beach, California. Traffic is completely blocked and one car reportedly flipped and caught fire. → Read More

Cal Poly lands transfer from Pac-12 and Arroyo Grande High kicker on signing day

Cal Poly head football coach Tim Walsh announced a class of six football players on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday. On the list is a transfer from Washington State and Arroyo Grande kicker. → Read More

Cal Poly football lands a Pac-12 showdown with 2019 schedule

The Cal Poly football team will play Oregon State of the Pac-12 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon, highlighting the Mustangs’ 2019 schedule that was released Wednesday by the Athletics Department. → Read More

Morro Bay fishermen capture dramatic whale rescue on video

A pair of eel fishermen rescued a distressed humpback whale that had become entangled in rope attached to a buoy in September. One of them jumped into the water and climbed atop the whale to cut it loose. → Read More

Video shows dramatic helicopter cliff rescue along Big Sur coast

The California Highway Patrol Coastal Division released dramatic footage Friday of a helicopter rescue along the Big Sur coast from earlier this week. A man was plucked from a rocky embankment after he was swept into the ocean. → Read More

Ocean submersion and bloody knuckles: Cal Poly fraternity suspended over hazing

The Cal Poly SLO chapter of the Lambda Phi Epsilon fraternity has been disaffiliated by the university for at least two years, the university ruled Thursday. Hazing and underage drinking led to the suspension. → Read More

Two stabbed, one arrested in early morning attack in Morro Bay

A man and a woman, both 19 years old, were hospitalized after an early morning attack Saturday in Morro Bay, police said. Police and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 19-year-old Jesus Romansoroa at the scene. → Read More

The only professional tennis tournament in SLO County is back for another year

Two San Luis Obispo County tennis stars will again match up against the pros in the upcoming Central Coast Pro Tennis Open. The second annual event at the Templeton Tennis Ranch is the county’s only professional tennis tournament. → Read More

Cal Poly football routs Brown on Protheroe’s record night

The Cal Poly football team picked up its first win of the 2018 season Friday night with a comprehensive 44-15 win over Brown on the strength of a record performance by senior fullback Joe Protheroe. → Read More