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Dunes Center

There is a search underway for more artifacts buried deep in the sands of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. Instead of digging, archeologists are first taking to the sky to find these treasures. 

Flickr member: Claire Fackler

Some of the highest tides of the year are expected along the Central Coast next week and could coincide with a storm system headed our way. This has the potential to create localized flooding in our area during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

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The E. coli outbreak connected to Chipotle restaurants is now thought to be in California. 

Patty Thayer

A massive costume collection aggregated over three decades on the Central Coast is being sold to a theater group in the area. The transfer signifies an end of an era, while providing a big upgrade for one local non-profit. 

Flickr member: Dylan's World

Concerns over immigration raids this week in the Salinas Valley are beginning to subside. The fear of deportation grew out of rumors following a high-profile arrest in the City of Greenfield. 

A number of parents in Greenfield kept their kids out of school on Monday over fears the federal government might raid the facilities.   


Transportation funding is a real issue in California and along the Central Coast where major projects can no longer move forward because there’s just not enough money. 

Cal Poly CFA

California State University (CSU) faculty members took their salary concerns to the institution's main headquarters on Tuesday. 

Flickr member: Kai Hendry

UDPATE: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 5:21 p.m.

Pismo Beach is one step closer to banning expanded polystyrene—known by its brand name styrofoam—from being used by restaurants and other food purveyors. 

City of San Luis Obispo

The City of San Luis Obispo is now ranked as one of the top places in the nation to cycle. 

Flickr member: James Jones

San Luis Obispo County Cal Fire says we've received enough rain on the Central Coast to lift an unusual burn ban for agriculture. 

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County

Construction is underway on a new distribution center for the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. 

Facebook @RepSamFarr

Another long-serving member of Congress from the Central Coast says this term will be his last. Representative Sam Farr announced Thursday he's stepping down after 23 years in Washington. 

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A Federal takeover of a Central Coast police department is moving forward according to the man who called for it. 

It's Arbor Day in November for the Cal Poly campus

Nov 10, 2015
Diego Abeloos

Cal Poly is creating a new tradition to celebrate Arbor Day in the fall, instead of mid March when the State of California recognizes the day.