San Luis Obispo

Green light for San Luis Ranch housing development

Jul 18, 2017
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On Tuesday evening, city officials in San Luis Obispo approved the proposed San Luis Ranch housing development.

Brush fire closes Hwy. 101 lanes at Cuesta Grade

Jul 7, 2017
Courtesy of CalFire SLO

The Tower Fire that burned 58 acres near the Cuesta Grade is 100 percent contained, CalFire announced at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 

City of San Luis Obispo/Avila Ranch Development Project Final EIR

Avila Ranch is a proposed new neighborhood in south San Luis Obispo, a 150-acre project site - now agricultural fields - cornered by Vachell Lane and Buckley Road. It’s a development that’s been in the works for a few years, and this week city planning staff announced the completion of the project’s final environmental documents. 

Greta Mart/KCBX

This week in San Luis Obispo, the city’s planning commission voted in favor of the San Luis Ranch development, recommending the project to the city council for approval. Over the past two decades, various project iterations has been proposed for the piece of property bordered by Highway 101, Madonna Road, Dalido Drive and Oceanaire Drive. 

SBP to DEN nonstop flights begin

Jun 7, 2017
Greta Mart/KCBX

This week marks the beginning of nonstop flights between San Luis Obispo and Denver, Colorado. The inaugural United Airlines flight from Denver arrives the evening of June 7.

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The Mud Creek Slide is being called the biggest landslide to hit the Central Coast, at least in recent memory. On May 20, millions of tons of rocks and dirt collapsed over Route 1 when four separate, adjacent slides triggered at the same time, combining into one massive terrain avalanche.

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Professional cyclists racing in the Amgen Tour of California wrapped up Stage 3 of the race in Morro Bay late Tuesday afternoon. Slovakian racer Peter Sagan was the winner of the stage, a 120-mile course that started in Pismo Beach and wound through the streets of San Luis Obispo. 

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, stages three and four of the Amgen Tour of California professional bicycle race are taking place on the Central Coast. 

SLO County 2016 crops valued at $915 million

May 10, 2017
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San Luis Obispo County’s agricultural crops were worth $915 million dollars last year. The county’s agricultural commissioner, Martin Settevendemie, released crop statistics for 2016 this week, and he said one surprising finding was that strawberry crops were almost as valuable as wine grapes on the market.

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Expect to see a lot of athletes around San Luis Obispo this weekend. The SLO Marathon and half-marathon are taking place Sunday morning, April 30, with a 5K and family races scheduled for Saturday, April 29.

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On Earth Day this year, the March for Science took place around the globe. There were 43 marches in cities and towns around California; here on the Central Coast marches were held in Monterey, Cambria, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara.

The March for Science is taking place on Saturday, April 22. In what is now a global event, scientists and those who support science-based evidence will be hitting the streets in mass marches, similar to the Women’s March on January 21. In a mission statement, organizers say the event “champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity.” 

Pacific Wildlife Care

Pacific Wildlife Care is situated in a non-descript building behind the old PG&E power plant in Morro Bay, California. But, anywhere wounded or endangered wildlife are found on the Central Coast they are just a phone call away from rescue and rehabilitation. The organization rescues more than 3,000 wild animals, representing more than 200 different species annually.

Greta Mart/KCBX

On this Valentine's Day, KCBX reporter Bree Zender headed to San Luis Obispo's Mission Plaza to ask passersby about their most romantic memory. She heard tales of love, tenderness and heartbreak and put together this montage of romantic memories. 

Greta Mart

January’s extreme rainfall — though a welcome blessing for many— posed a serious problem for San Luis Obispo county’s homeless community. 

Greta Mart

An estimated 10,000 women, men and children turned out Saturday to participate in the Women’s March San Luis Obispo. Another estimated 10,000 people attended the Santa Barbara march. Similar events took place around the world and in many U.S. cities; all were sister marches to the Women’s March on Washington, which attracted hundreds of thousands of people to the nation’s capitol one day after the presidential inauguration. 

Greta Mart

MindBody, the San Luis Obispo company that designs software platforms for fitness centers and gyms, is partnering with Google to make it easier to get or stay in shape. 

KCBX News, Dylan Ring

The recent closures of several recycling centers in San Luis Obispo County are putting a financial and time strain on members of the area's homeless population who regularly depend on the money earned by cashing in those California Redemption Value (CRV) cans and bottles.

KCBX News, Randol White

A new list of the nation's best college towns puts San Luis Obispo in the No. 1 spot. 

KCBX News, Randol White

Incumbent San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx will likely have more company on this November's ballot as local activist Heidi Harmon is now preparing to be part of the race.

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Events for San Luis Obispo’s Pride week start Wednesday night and run through Sunday when the 20th Anniversary Pride in the Plaza takes place, celebrating the local LGBT community. 

Alaska Airlines

Daily nonstop service between San Luis Obispo (SBP) and Seattle (SEA) will start next spring according to Alaska Airlines and several San Luis Obispo County leaders.

Sean Weir

  83 year-old Herb Filipponi’s father emigrated to the Central Coast of California from the Swiss canton of Ticino in the dawning days of the 20th Century. Herb’s dad married a girl from Cambria, a member of the Fiscalini family, who had also emigrated from Ticino.  

San Luis Obispo County

Governor Jerry Brown will not block the release of a 24-year-old prisoner convicted of brutally killing an elderly San Luis Obispo man back in 2005. 

DWR

Sierra Nevada snowpack numbers released by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on Wednesday show a mixed story for Californians. 

HASLO

A project aimed at bringing more affordable housing into the City of San Luis Obispo is moving forward after closing escrow on the land last week. 

Smart & Final

A California-based grocery chain is set to open several stores along the Central Coast in locations left vacant by Haggen last year. 

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The San Luis Obispo Planning Commission is reviewing a request by a local brewery to allow live indoor and outdoor entertainment near the airport. 

City of San Luis Obispo

The City of San Luis Obispo begins the first stage this week of a highly-anticipated project to revitalize a local lake which went completely dry this past summer. 

Jordan Bell

Jordan Bell speaks with scholar and San Luis Obispo resident George Cotkin. He’s the author of the recent Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility. They’ll discuss the book that covers icons like John Cage, Marlon Brando, and Patricia Highsmith.

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