Pacific Southwest Region USFWS

California Flats Solar Project to meet new wildlife guidelines

A large solar farm proposed for agriculture land near the line between Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties can now move forward following a deal over environmental issues. Construction on the California Flats Solar Project is set to break ground later this year.
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Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare. Your Patients Are Getting Healthier

Here's a bit of good news for Medicare, the popular government program that's turning 50 this week. Older Americans on Medicare are spending less time in the hospital; they're living longer; and the cost of a typical hospital stay has actually come down over the past 15 years, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Doctors, hospitals and government administrators have put a lot of effort into making Medicare more efficient in the past 15 years. Dr. Harlan...
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The Haggen grocery store chain is facing criticism for its recent string of layoffs involving full-time food and general merchandise clerks, including several developmentally disabled employees on the Central Coast.

'BOTSO' (2014)

The family of a well-known music teacher on the Central Coast is planning a memorial service for next month.

Dr. Wachtang 'Botso' Korisheli was a musician, sculptor, and teacher to many. He founded the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony in 1965 and several of his students have become world-class musicians.

Pacific Southwest Region USFWS

A large solar farm proposed for agriculture land near the line between Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties can now move forward following a deal over environmental issues. Construction on the California Flats Solar Project is set to break ground later this year.

Flickr member Jim G

State water officials are concerned our historic drought could be killing millions of trees throughout California.

Central Coast cities are doing what they can to keep our urban forests as healthy as possible. 

Finding a parking space in downtown Santa Barbara just got easier. 

Lisa Osborn, KCBX News

Science, technology, engineering and math are all school subjects typically geared toward boys, and represent careers fields dominated by men. But, there’s an effort taking place on the Central Coast to tutor adolescent girls in this so-called ‘STEM’ curriculum. 

City of Pismo Beach

One of the candidates running for the 3rd District San Luis Obispo County Supervisor seat is dropping out of the race. 

From the moment Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps announced her plans to retire at the end of this term, candidates looking to fill her spot began to announce their intentions to run. 

The list of candidates include:

Jay Thompson - Cal Poly

The number of police officers patrolling neighborhoods surrounding Cal Poly will increase in the coming months under a new agreement between the City of San Luis Obispo and the University.

UC system increases minimum wage to $15 an hour

Jul 22, 2015
Wikipedia user: Coolcaesar

The University of California system is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour over the course of three years. 

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