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Santa Maria Swim Club, Michael Ashmore

Dozens of people cheered at a viewing party in Santa Maria Thursday night as hometown favorite Josh Prenot broke an American record for the 200 meter breaststroke. Had his time been just a fraction of a second faster, he would have broken a world record.

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Central Coast CHP officers are stepping efforts along Santa Barbara County's Highway 154 following an uptick in traffic collisions. 

Diablo Canyon shut-down plan clears first hurdle

Jun 28, 2016
San Luis Obispo County

The California State Lands Commission (SLC) voted unanimously Tuesday to grant a request by PG&E to operate on the state property where Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant sits through 2025. 

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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.

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Controversy is growing over a vineyard-expansion project in the Paso Robles Wine Growing region.

The plan calls for the clear-cutting of an oak forest on land owned by Justin Vineyards. Much of the project has already been completed, but what remains currently on hold.

How new voting rules could affect you on Tuesday

Jun 6, 2016

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

Lisa Osborn, KCBX News

The criminal indictments against the pipeline company at the center of last year's oil spill on the Santa Barbara County coast are now public record.

Geovanni Ximénez-García/KCBX News

California’s Central Coast is suffering from an ongoing farm worker shortage.

A pair of Central Coast artists discuss the concept of collage

Jun 1, 2016
Jeanette Wolff

This week Ears On Art visits with two long time central coast residents, Sue McKee and Jeanette Wolff

Code Press Kit

Central Coast universities are looking for ways to get more women interested in pursuing degrees in computer science. 

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

The California Assembly is now considering a bill designed to bar private communications with Coastal Commissioners by outside parties.

Santa Barbara County Planning Commission

An effort to help ease a shortage of farm workers on the Central Coast is underway in Santa Barbara County, as plans for a large housing project for temporary field workers are in the final stages. 

Caltrans District 5

Delays and cancellations are facing transportation projects on the Central Coast following word this month, the State of California is making even deeper cuts to planned projects. 

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County Facebook Page

For many Santa Barbara County residents, access to proper nutrition and quality food is a struggle. 

Jay Thompson - Cal Poly

Scientists at Cal Poly are headed back to the drawing board after a semi-successful test this afternoon of a space craft prototype known as a LightSail. 

Flickr member Vox Efx

The final day for Californians to register to vote for the June primary is this coming Monday.

Refugio Response Join Information Center

This has not been a good week for Plains All-American Pipeline, the company at the center of last year's Refugio Oil Spill.

Flickr member: Dylan's World

The City of Salinas is the latest Monterey County city to pass an ordinance on how marijuana can be grown and sold.

Tips for getting over your fear of public speaking

May 18, 2016

If the idea of speaking in public makes you feel queasy, you're not alone. Public speaking tops the list of fears for many people. 

An organization that financially supports female business leaders in Santa Barbara is celebrating its 25th year, this year. 

Santa Barbara County Fire Department

The State of California and Santa Barbara County announced Tuesday that they are moving forward with dozens of criminal charges against the pipeline company at the center of last year’s oil spill on the Gaviota Coast.

Monterey-Salinas Transit, mst.org

A major Central Coast transportation agency is making moves to cut down on its operating costs. 

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.

Dairy Creek Golf Course Facebook Page

A golf course in San Luis Obispo County is turning brown, not because of the drought, but because of a change to California’s prison system. 

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.

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. 

Cal Poly Dairy Science Department Facebook page

Several hundred Cal Poly students and alumni are voicing concern over the university’s master plan update, which they say could jeopardize elements of the dairy science program. 

Twitter User: @CALFIRE_SLO

This week marks the start of High Fire Season in California.

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

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