The number of students arrested following Wednesday's schoolyard fight at Righetti High School in Santa Maria jumped to nine on Thursday.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Kelly Hoover says three additional students were arrested, including two girls and one boy. The students are facing charges of battery and assault on a peace officer. The Sheriff's Office anticipates more arrests to follow as evidence is reviewed.
Reports out of Europe say this year's olive oil harvest is falling short, which will likely lead to higher prices at the grocery store.
According to a report by the Associated Press, Spain—the world's largest olive oil producer—is expecting output this year to drop by more than 50 percent. The low yield is the result of several factors, including weather, tree stress, and insects the report states.
When you first step on to the Cal Poly Research Pier in Avila Beach, you can barely see the university's facility a half-mile away.
“It is unique, I don’t think that there’s another structure like it along the entire west coast of the United States," said Dean Wendt, Director of the Cal Poly Center for Coastal Marine Sciences. "Things that people need to do on a ship sometimes can be done right from the end of our pier, last year about 1200 students took coursework out at the pier.”
Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like KCBX use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.
Starting Monday, November 17, NPR is making some changes to its newsmagazine clocks, in partnership with member stations across the country. This will help align programs with the way people listen to radio today, and provide stations with more flexibility to include the local news and info that's important to their audiences.
Santa Barbara's ban on plastic bags steps up a notch Friday to include smaller grocery stores, pharmacies and convenience stores. The initial portion of the ban that went into effect back in May only included larger supermarkets and major drug chains of 10,000 square feet or more.
Customers can still buy a paper bag for 10 cents if they forget to bring a reusable shopping bag.
Projects to reduce the amount of air pollution caused by particulates coming from the Oceano Dunes don't appear to be working. Testing shows the number of days with poor air quality on the Nipomo Mesa held steady, despite the addition of sand fencing and hay bales.
California State Parks spent more than a million dollars on the projects this past spring.
Larry Allen is the Air Pollution Control officer for San Luis Obispo County. He believes the problem can be fixed without putting an end to vehicle access on the dunes, but says some action needs to be taken.
Two of the busiest airports in the nation are expected to be right here in California during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Some experts predict this year will be the busiest for air travel since the start of the recession.