San Luis Obispo County

KCBX News, Randol White

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It's no surprise that housing on the Central Coast is expensive making it hard for young people to afford to live here and for businesses to attract and retain a solid workforce. 

KCBX News, Randol White

Cities throughout San Luis Obispo County are officially asking the State of California for more of a say in the closure of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was preparing to file supplemental court papers later this month, after a federal judge this week blocked any new fracking on BLM land in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and other Central California counties.

Kaila Dettman

Nearly two years ago, The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County solidified a deal to take ownership of 900 acres of property, in its effort to create what’s now known as The Pismo Preserve. 

KCBX News, Karen Garcia

A building abandoned for decades in one San Luis Obispo community could soon be restored as supportive housing for people with mental illness.

Flickr member Enrique Dans

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department says the county now has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus since 2009. 

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UPDATE - August 29, 2016 at 5:17 p.m.

Hearst Castle reopened for tours Monday after being shut down for more than a week as a safety precaution in response to the Chimney Fire burning nearby. It came within a couple of miles of the historic buildings on the Hearst property. 

KCBX News, Bree Zender

A new food recycling program is starting Monday here on the Central Coast. You’ll be able to put food directly into the green yard waste bins if you have them. Patti Toews from the San Luis Obispo Integrated Waste Management Authority is here to talk with us about it.

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Effective immediately, PG&E said Tuesday it will cease any efforts on its part to renew the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant operating licenses.

flickr member Andrew Imanaka

Santa Barbara County is moving forward with a plan to give residents and businesses the option of choosing sustainable energy when picking a power provider. 

Randol White

One of the most closely watched political races on the Central Coast—if not California— this primary season is not yet fully decided. 

San Luis Obispo Region Transit Authority (RTA) Facebook Page

A Central Coast transit agency is going through a bit of a makeover in an effort to bring fares up to date and adjust routes to fit demand. 

UPDATE: Camp Roberts brush fire now in 'mop-up' mode

May 18, 2016
Camp Roberts Facebook Page

UPDATE: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 3:54 p.m.

The Comander of Camp Roberts says crews are mostly in the mop-up stage of controlling a roughly 3500 acre fire on installation grounds.

The Printery - The Masonic Temple, Landmark Facebook page

An effort to save Atascadero's historic Printery Building is getting some help from San Luis Obispo County Tax Collector Jim Erb. 

SoCalGas Pipeline Safety: Hydrostatic Pressure Testing (Short Version) video

Natural gas pipelines are being tested, starting this week in Pismo Beach, using hydrostatic pressure testing.

Jay Thompson - Cal Poly

The ongoing drought is taking a big bite out of the Central Coast agriculture industry. 

The latest numbers from the San Luis Obispo County Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures shows a steep decline in total gross crop value. That number fell eight percent last year compared to 2014 coming in at nearly $828.8 million.

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

CDC - 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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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. 

slomylifelens.com

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. 

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