Central Coast

Tess Whittlesey

Central Coast congressman Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) held a town hall meeting in Arroyo Grande Wednesday evening, attracting hundreds of people. KCBX asked Carbajal his reaction to the meeting and the most prevalent concerns voiced there.

“The most pressing concerns I heard last night were the concerns of repealing the Affordable Care Act, especially the attempts to repeal it without replacing it,” Carbajal said.

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On Feb. 3, the state’s Historical Resources Commission nominated two Central Coast spots to the National Register of Historic Places. That’s the official listing of historic American buildings and locales kept by the National Park Service.

January Detox Decisions!

Jan 25, 2017
Julia's Juices
Fr Ian M Delinger

We all suffer in January from the over-consumption throughout the holidays. So, I go in search of the perfect quick-fix detox!! Do I find it? Find out!


Greta Mart

Areas around the Central Coast may experience flooding in the coming week, with record amounts of rainfall expected. Here is a list of where you can pick up sand and sandbags in our listening area. Please note that some places may have limits to how many bags you can take.

Top KCBX News stories of 2016

Jan 2, 2017

As the new year gets underway, the KCBX newsroom takes pause to revisit the most-read and newsworthy stories of the past year. Here’s a sampling of 15 stories reflecting KCBX’s coverage of the Central Coast in 2016:

Courtesy of Monterey County Office of Education

Central Coast schools are experiencing teacher shortages, connected to a larger statewide - and national - phenomenon of fewer people going into the profession.

Playing with Pinquitos

Nov 30, 2016
Pinquito Beans
Fr Ian M Delinger

The Central Coast's best kept food secret is the Pinquito Bean. Even if you eat Santa Maria-Style BBQ every day, you may not realize that the bean in the Ranch Beans is the Pinquito. And the beans don't travel any further than the Central Coast. Father Ian went exploring to discover where these come from, why the world doesn't know about them, and what to do with them beyond the Ranch Beans.

High surf advisory Monday for Central Coast

Nov 28, 2016
Greta Mart

The weekend's stormy weather has moved on and the chance of showers remains low for much of the Central Coast. The National Weather Service has issued a high surf warning for the area's beaches through 9 p.m. Monday.

Christopher Bowns/Flickr

The Obama Administration confirmed this week there will be no new oil drilling allowed in federal waters off California’s Central Coast, at least for the next five years. 

A Spirit Ed Journey

Oct 19, 2016
Vodka & Moonshine
Fr Ian M Delinger

On today's "Playing With Food" for "Issues & Ideas", the emerging craft spirits industry leads to an educational adventure along the Central Coast, and some exploration in the kitchen as with vodka and moonshine. 

Chocolate: Uncovered!

Sep 29, 2016
Chocolate Bacon Cheeseburger
Fr Ian M Delinger

The debut of "Playing With Food" for "Issues & Ideas" explores the world of chocolate and uncovers its surprising diversity that can be played with in your own kitchen...if you are adventurous enough.

National Weather Service

A gradual cooling trend is expected to kick in on Tuesday, following another day of record-breaking heat along the Central Coast Monday afternoon. 

KCBX News, Randol White

The latest numbers from Case-Shiller CoreLogic show the West Coast continues to see a strong housing market with prices in May rising more than 5 to 6 percent in several key California cities, and double digit jumps in Portland and Seattle, far out-pacing much of the rest of the country.

John Flandrick / Flandricka Photography

Learn how variety makes the Central Coast the perfect place for a 31-year-old wine event. Marisa Waddell talks with Archie McLaren, founder and chairman of the Central Coast Wine Classic (Aug. 10-14, 2016), which raises thousands of dollars for area non-profits. The Wine Classic has recently expanded many of its events into Santa Barbara.

Google Maps

Public meetings are scheduled later this summer to discuss an upcoming change to the 805 area code.

The availability of 805 prefixes is expected to run out by December of 2018. As a result... the California Public Utilities Commission wants to add an area code overlay within the 805 service zone by June of that year, roughly two years from now.

How new voting rules could affect you on Tuesday

Jun 6, 2016

Central Coast election offices are busy preparing for Tuesday’s Presidential Primary.

Geovanni Ximénez-García/KCBX News

California’s Central Coast is suffering from an ongoing farm worker shortage.

Bernie 2016

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders will once again focus on Central Coast voters on Tuesday following several local rallies over the past week. 

Monterey-Salinas Transit, mst.org

A major Central Coast transportation agency is making moves to cut down on its operating costs. 

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This week marks the start of High Fire Season in California.

Water Wise SB

New numbers from the state show Central Coast residents are doing their part to save water. 

Randol White, KCBX News

The pool of candidates vying for the 24th District Congressional seat continues to grow with a total of seven candidates in the race.

Nipomo resident Tyler Gross announced his candidacy to represent the Central Coast in Washington Wednesday night. 

National Weather Service

Efforts to keep homeless populations safe from harsh conditions continue this week as freeze warnings are to remain in effect through Tuesday on the Central Coast.

Randol White, KCBX

San Luis Obispo's downtown farmer's market is taking a holiday break for the next two weeks. The market is staying consistent while some others are seeing a decline in vendors.

Wikipedia

California State Parks is preparing for closures along the Big Sur coast in the coming months.

Strong storms could down trees that have been stressed by the drought. Jim Bilz is the department's Monterey Sector Superintendent. He works in the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

A large grocery chain that struggled to get a foothold on the Central Coast announced Wednesday several of its stores are now sold. 

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. 

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. 

Rep. Farr says immigration reform is priority during his final term

Nov 12, 2015
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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