As many as 1,500 homes could be built at Wild Cherry Canyon near Avila Beach if a new, controversial proposal gets approval. Avila Beach residents and supporters of the Wild Cherry Canyon conservation effort are upset over the potential housing development that could triple the size of the small beach town's population.
Kara Woodruff spearheaded the Wild Cherry Canyon protection effort and says she has concerns about issues surrounding water availability, sensitive habitat, and traffic.
The wildflower season in eastern San Luis Obispo County is off to a very early start. Fields of yellow and blue are a few weeks into their bloom right now according to the Carrizo Plain National Monument's visitor center.
Jackie Czapla runs the center and says the blooms should just be getting started, but instead are well underway.
Czapla says the monument has had less than five inches of rain this year, so it's not going to be a big showy spring display, but it's still beautiful.
Santa Barbara County and City leaders will be take part in a community meeting Monday night to discuss the proposed Phillips 66 oil train project.
A growing number of districts and municipalities up and down the California coast, including several cities and counties, are writing to the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission to express concern over the plan. All are situated along Union Pacific rail lines that could potentially carry the additional tanker cars.
The recent passage of the City of San Luis Obispo’s update to the General Plan—known as the LUCE, or Land Use and Circulation Elements—opened the door for several large development projects to move forward.
One of the those is a $16.5 million project that sits at the intersection of South Higuera and Tank Farm Road, called the SLO Public Market.
Some long-time locals may know the parcel as the historic Long-Bonetti Ranch.
One of the largest organizations to provide much needed meals to hungry people along the Central Coast, confirmed plans Thursday for a major change to its operation.
The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County wants to shut down its facilities in Paso Robles and Oceano so that it can consolidate those operations into one larger warehouse that's centrally located.
A former Cal Poly professor is among the lead team members as NASA prepares to enter a historic orbit Friday morning of a dwarf planet.
The Dawn spacecraft launched in 2007 is studying the largest object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Scientists believe Ceres was on its way to becoming a full-sized planet... but had its development interrupted by Jupiter's gravity.
The University of California is putting a cap on the number of out-of-state students that can attend certain campuses next year.
This new rule will not apply locally to UCSB. The number of non-resident students attending both Berkeley and UCLA will be capped at current levels and UC San Diego will be held to 20 percent according to the new rule.
UCSB's non-resident percentage has more than doubled in the past five years at 9.2 percent last fall. The average for the UC system not counting those campuses under the cap program is six percent.
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed by two Los Angeles-based law firms on Monday against several parties associated with the mass killings in Isla Vista last spring.
The suit names the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and the Capri Apartments in Isla Vista on behalf of the parents of three men, David Wang, James Hong and George Chen, killed in the Capri Apartments last May.
Organizers of a summertime tradition for kids with speech and language disorders in San Luis Obispo County said that the camp won't happen this summer.
Camp Hapitok has been hosting summer sessions for more than 40 years.
Dr. James Brescia is the County Superintendent of Schools and said that as he prepared to renew the annual agreement between the County and the organization, he had the relationship reviewed by legal counsel.
A steep jump in gas prices along the Central Coast is likely to continue for the time being. Maria Montgomery with AAA says the rise has mostly been fueled by problems in Southern California.
"We've seen prices rise in the Central Coast area over a dollar in the last month and it is primary because a local refinery in Torrance has been affected by an explosion and that has sent wholesale prices skyrocketing," said Montgomery.