Brittany App

Central Coast filmmaker Brittany App is working on her upcoming feature-length documentary film about California’s critical ongoing drought, titled 'Where There Once Was Water'.

Shedd Aquarium

Wildlife rescue organizations are helping starving sea lion pups on the Central Coast as natural conditions continue to reduce food supply. 

Draft Environmental Impact Report

The final ruling on whether Phillips 66 can increase the number of oil shipments by train along the Central Coast is expected to be made in the coming months. 

Cuesta College

A local college is seeking legal clarification surrounding the status of one its students. Bret Stephen Landen, the man accused of threatening an Atascadero elementary school in September, is currently attending Cuesta College. 

Cal Poly School of Education

A powerful name in education along the Central Coast is expressing concern this week over California's teacher shortage.

Lisa Gardiner

Parents will soon be able to choose from a list of local after-school programs that are certified by the state as healthy options for their kids. 


Morro Bay is moving forward with plans to build a water reclamation facility, which would be the largest project in the city's history.

ASI, Cal Poly

The company running dining options on the Cal Poly campus is facing criticism after pulling its advertising from the university's student newspaper.

The Cal Poly Corporation made the move shortly after the paper ran a story about a lack of nutritional options for students. Mustang News published the piece last month about a recent university study that said Campus Dining offers few healthful entrees (12 percent). 

Paso Robles Police Department

The City of Paso Robles is working to clear out the homeless population from the Salinas Riverbed prior to this weekend's predicted heavy rains. 

City of Santa Barbara

The City of Santa Barbara is in the planning stage for a new public park on 14.7 acres of land purchased this week. 

Twitter user @PGE_John

A major storm system is on its way to the Central Coast bringing with it a lot of rain. The storm is expected to mainly batter Northern California, although the Central Coast will be affected as well. 

Doug Jenzen, Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center

Nesting season for the endangered western snowy plover officially starts on March 1, which means portions of some Central Coast beaches will be closed for several months to come. 

Jessica Paterson

There is a push in Sacramento to lower the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) guidelines for drivers who transport passengers, like standard cabs Uber and Lyft. 

Randol White - KCBX News

Unusually warm and dry weather is expected for the final day of February, similar conditions to what was seen along the Central Coast for most of the month.

Tom Wilmer

  An ongoing push for improved working conditions in berry fields along the West Coast is set for ramp-up in the coming weeks.

Draft Environmental Impact Report

UPDATE: Thursday, February 25, 2016

The public hearing over whether Phillips 66 can increase the number of oil shipments by train along the Central Coast will extend into next month. 

John Uebersax

Randol White: This is Issues and Ideas on KCBX Central Coast public radio. I'm Randol White. From the moment Central Coast Congresswoman Lois Capps announced her plans to retire at the end of this term, candidates looking to fill her spot began to announce intentions to run. KCBX is inviting each registered candidate onto Issues and Ideas in order to share their visions for the 24th Congressional District, which includes all of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties, as well as a portion of Ventura County in the Los Padres National Forest.

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Residents of Santa Maria are expressing frustration and grief as a string of murders and gang-related assaults have plagued the city since last summer. 

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

Over the past five years, nearly 30 people have died on the train tracks running through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Many of these incidents have been ruled accidental.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office

  High school students in Templeton will return to class Tuesday after authorities officially cleared campus and surrounding areas of any bomb threat.

Venoco, Inc.

An oil company with a significant presence in the Santa Barbara Channel is skipping a $13.7 million interest payment due this week. 

City of San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo leaders and community groups will meet next week to discuss the direction of an ongoing popular public art project. 

The city has plans to paint over some of the already completed pieces of its utility box art project, but that's not sitting well with some residents. 

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.

Several schools in Santa Barbara County are proceeding with caution this week after an online post threatened schools this morning.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Despite recent test results that indicate lower levels of a dangerous toxin found in Dungeness crab off the California coast, the commercial fishery remains closed statewide.

Nature Conservancy

A few recovering populations of Island fox are being considered for removal from the federal endangered species list. 

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

The California Coastal Commission and Staff are in the hands of a new leader this week. This comes after a vote Wednesday night in Morro Bay to oust Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester. 

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

The California Coastal Commission voted 7-to-5 late Wednesday to dismiss Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester, at the close of a long day of public hearings in Morro Bay.

Randol White

A highly-charged California Coastal Commission meeting in Morro Bay Wednesday has city leaders planning for large crowds and traffic congestion. 

Initially the Inn at Morro Bay was hosting the Commission hearing, but with media outlets and protestors expected to swarm the small coastal town, Wednesday's venue has been changed to the City's Community Center.

Cal Poly CFA

Strike dates were announced Monday for professors at Cal Poly and throughout the California State University (CSU) system, should the current contract process fail to meet current salary demands.