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Jordan Bell, KCBX News

A Los Angeles-based grocery chain may expand its presence on the Central Coast in the coming months. Smart & Final, LLC has put in its bid for 27 Haggen stores in California, including six Central Coast locations. 

Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

Increased efforts to combat under-aged drinking among Central Coast college students are continuing this academic year. 

Thomas Loster

Scholars from around the world are coming to the Central Coast this week to study how to best handle a catastrophic drought situation. 

San Luis Obispo County

The state will continue to provide money to pay for emergency plans related to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant now that Governor Jerry Brown has given his signature. The new law also addresses seismic safety. 

Jim Logan

Continuing research out of UC Santa Barbara shows our coastal oaks are starting to show signs of stress related to the ongoing drought and record heat.

Marine Mammal Center

An alarming number of dead and stranded seals are showing up along the California Coast, launching an investigation by the NOAA this week. 

Flickr member DieselDemon

A local airport wants its passengers to be able to skip the security line. Enrollment for 'TSA Pre Check' at the Santa Barbara Airport is now being extended through the last week of October. It's the only Central Coast airport participating currently.

Randol White - KCBX News

Wednesday marks 60 years to the day since Hollywood legend James Dean lost his life on a rural San Luis Obispo County highway.

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

Some Central Coast grocery workers have a chance to remain in the industry, following the announcement Haggen will be closing all its California locations.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Local and Federal authorities are investigating a drug-running boat found on a Central Coast beach Monday morning. 

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The City of San Luis Obispo said Monday that its most recent water quality testing results show the city's drinking water now meets state and federal regulatory compliance levels for Trihalomethanes (TTHMs).

Google Maps

A Central Coast elementary school is officially opening its doors for classes Monday after nearly two weeks of closure. The San Gabriel Elementary School campus closed earlier this month after threatening letters and a hazardous liquid were left on it.

Lisa Osborn

Pope Francis has declared a controversial figure in California history a saint. During a visit to Washington DC this week, the Pontiff canonized Father Junipero Serra, the Spanish Franciscan priest is known as of the father of the California Mission System.

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

All Haggen stores throughout California, including several on the Central Coast, will likely be put up for sale as the Washington-based grocery chain looks to exit the area.

UCSB reports record-breaking donations approaching academic year

Sep 23, 2015
Wikipedia user: Coolcaesar

UC Santa Barbara begins the academic year Thursday on the heels of an historic fiscal year.