Weekend Getaway Guide: San Luis Obispo
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The People – The celebrity pedigree of SLO county is, unsurprisingly, very showbiz. Disney star Zac Efron, professional Jackass Chris Pontius, and Glee alum Harry Shum Jr. grew up here, while Weird Al Yankovic studied at Cal Poly, the local university. The most famous resident, however, was media magnate William Randolph Hearst, the real-life inspiration behind Citizen Kane. After he had made his fortune, Hearst returned to the family ranch in San Simeon to begin construction on the ostentatious Hearst Castle, now a National Historic Landmark.