Hurricane Marie became a Category 4 storm Sunday morning as it moved north, hundreds of miles off the West Coast of Mexico and farther out into open ocean.
The National Weather Service predicts potentially damaging surf generated by the storm to impact south and southeast facing beaches of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, with surf building on Tuesday and peaking Tuesday night into Thursday.
There is potential for some of the highest surf seen in recent years for a southerly event, with max sets of 10 to 15 feet possible.
Founders of Farmgram, an online farmer's market, are hoping to make their product the main way people on the Central Coast buy food for their families.
Tyler Thomas and Adrian Godby are the co-founders of Farmgram and recent Cal Poly Architecture graduates. Regulars to the Thursday night farmer's market in San Luis Obispo are probably familiar with the two, holding their produce checklists, loading carrots, kale and strawberries on to their wagons.
UC Santa Barbara researchers are asking recreational divers to participate in a giant sea bass census this week. According to researchers these fish can grow to more than 600 pounds and are making a comeback from the brink of extinction.
A new report released Monday by the Groundwater Voices Coalition shows some Central Coast water supplies could be rendered useless if current conditions persist.
California's groundwater levels have been dropping for years but the recent drought has escalated the issue, and now seawater contamination is a growing threat to our supply on the Central Coast.
Kate Williams from the California Water Foundation says it's normal to rely on groundwater during dry years, but this drought has caused people to rely solely on it, leading to things like over-pumping.
The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations as the organization is experiencing a looming shortage this summer.
Since mid-May, the Red Cross has seen an eight percent drop in blood donations, about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The organization saw a large reduction this summer, particularly after Independence Day, which minimized the number of blood drives in early July.
Tony Briggs, a spokesperson for the Southern California division says the Red Cross gets a lot of blood from high school and college students.
Travel Correspondent Tom Wilmer explores the world of ecotourism with a local company that encourages appreciation for places, culture, and adventure, but goes one step further by also providing clear opportunities to participate in regional conservation and preservation.
The Central Coast Wine Classic celebrates its 30th anniversary this week with dinners, symposiums, tastings and auctions all benefitting local non-profits. Marisa Waddell talks with the Wine Classic’s founder and chairman, Archie McLaren about the festivities and the mission of the venerable wine event.