San Luis Obispo County

An anonymous donor is offering up a $250,000 toward San Luis Obispo County's planned Homeless Services Center

James Gathany

The first relatively wet rainy season in years has local health officers looking for ways to control the number of mosquitos on the Central Coast. 

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

Last week, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County announced the largest land easement in the organization’s history. 

San Luis Obispo County

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  • Guest: Whitney Szentesi

View the San Luis Obispo County 2015 Annual Report online 

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County

A large Central Coast ranch is now protected from development, thanks to a donation by a local family. 

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There’s an art project on display on the Central Coast that aims to show what it’s life to live in an expensive area on an extremely limited budget. A number of people considered to be living in financial stress in San Luis Obispo County were given a cameras to document their day-to-day experiences for a project called "My Life Lens."

Visit San Luis Obispo County

San Luis Obispo County’s tourism arm is undertaking an expensive, first-of-its-kind campaign for the area, aimed at pulling in visitors from California’s big metro areas, as well as the large urban centers of Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Phillips 66

The public will get a chance to sound off next week on a controversial rail project proposed for the Phillips 66 refinery near Nipomo. 

The project would increase the amount of crude shipped by train through the Central Coast. 

Monterey County Water Resources Agency

One of the biggest Central Coast water projects in decades is moving forward along the San Luis Obispo-Monterey County line.

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A Southern California law firm is continuing to investigate the source and scope of a cluster of contaminated residential drinking wells in San Luis Obispo County.  

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Thursday's approval of a mental health hospital by the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission could soon be appealed to the County's Board of Supervisors for consideration. 

San Luis Obispo County

This month is officially dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking on the Central Coast.

This week, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors declared January 2016 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Randol White, KCBX News

Another candidate is joining the race to represent the Central Coast in Congress. 

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More than a dozen Central Coast families are learning more about harmful chemicals detected in their drinking water. 

A number of residential wells south of the San Luis Obispo Regional Airport have tested positive for Trichloroethylene (TCE) and other toxic chemicals in levels above drinking standards. 

Flickr member: Patrick Berry

The Red Cross is looking for seasonal volunteers on the Central Coast to train for El Niño storm response.

Jessica Piffero is the Regional Director of Communications for the Red Cross and said they need to prepare people with basic shelter skills, like feeding and fetching supplies. 

The water at Central Coast beaches should be avoided over the next few days, the San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Health said on Monday.

Atascadero Police Department

The teen accused of threatening an Atascadero elementary school with a chemical weapon back in September will be tried as an adult.

Randol White

A recent reports ranks San Luis Obispo County among the best in the nation for women to own businesses. 

The company 'NerdWallet' analyzed nearly 200 metro areas zeroing in on factors crucial to small-business success, like local financing opportunity and business climate. They ranked the San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Arroyo Grande metro area number six in the nation. 

Jordan Bell

A local elementary school is now using a rare teaching tool, one used by just a handful of schools throughout the country.

Fifth graders at Oceano Elementary practice how to proceed at a four-way stop on the school's recently completed bicycle course. It's painted on the blacktop and simulates real-life traffic situations.

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. 

Randol White

Experts say the San Luis Obispo County economy is strong and ranks up there with other California hot spots like San Francisco and Silicon Valley. That was the message at Friday's Central Coast Economic Summit.

Looking forward they also say there's not reason to be pessimistic about 2016. 

SLO County Government Center

San Luis Obispo County says it is moving forward with the largest energy efficiency retrofit in county history after a unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday. 

Jordan Bell

The Cayucos Pier is set to reopen this weekend after a two year closure. This week, crews pressure washed the renovated pier to clean it before it opens to the public. 

Flickr user: Day Donaldson

Single-use plastic bags have been banned in San Luis Obispo County since 2012, requiring retailers to instead supply their customers with paper bags for ten cents, among other rules.

However, some Central Coast stores give plastic bags to their customers, despite San Luis Obispo County the bag ordinance. 

National Weather Service

Large stretches of the Central Coast could see flooding this week because of a combination of unusually high tides and a strong Pacific storm in the Gulf of Alaska. 

Jordan Bell speaks with members of San Luis Obispo County CASA  who are searching for volunteers to become advocates for infants and toddlers during this crucial time in their brain development. 

Jenny Lindsey: YouTube video still

Hear the extended interview with Nate Avery and Tanya Avery, close friends with Isaac Lindsey, Templeton High School Junior who was severely injured this month during a football game. 

ECOSLO

Local environmental groups are preparing for International Coastal Cleanup Day. The annual event begins Saturday morning at several dozen sites throughout the Central Coast.

Fresno County Sheriff's Department - Sept. 7, 2015

Wildfires burning in the Sierra Nevada are responsible for the brown skies being seen over the Central Coast on Friday.

CAL FIRE and USFS crews 'making progress' on Cuesta Fire

Aug 20, 2015
Alex Ullrich, KCBX News

Crews battling the Cuesta Fire on Thursday were facing windy conditions and rugged terrain as they worked to get a handle on this 3500 acre wildfire that started Sunday night.

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