2016

Greta Mart/KCBX

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District is no longer facing a deficit, forecasted in December to be as large as $3 million dollars, according to interim superintendent Julian Crocker.

Sharon Mollerus/Creative Commons

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.

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:

How new voting rules could affect you on Tuesday

Jun 6, 2016

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

Secretary of State of California

Central Coast residents begin voting by mail this week for California’s primary election, under the relatively new top-two system. 

nancylcohen.com

  Jordan Bell speaks with historian and author Nancy L. Cohen, who asks why America still hasn’t elected a woman president. Her latest book is Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President.

Chris Meagher, Rep. Lois Capps

This year marks the 18th and final year Congresswoman Lois Capps will represent her Central Coast constituents in Washington D.C. And as we embark on this new year we’ve asked Representative Capps to talk about her final year in office and reflect on her time serving in the House of Representatives. 

Randol White, KCBX News

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

Cal Poly Universities

New Years Day is fast approaching and with it comes many local traditions including, tuning into or physically going to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. 

United States Department of the Interior

Another high profile endorsement is being touted in the 24th District Congressional race. Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) is throwing her support behind Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider.