Caltrans District 5

A stretch of Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo County famous for its road-closing rock and mud slides is getting some badly-needed upgrading. 

Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

Cal Poly students are beginning a series of road trips back-and-forth to Pomona for work on their 2016 Rose Parade float.

Flickr member Mike Mozart

More Californians are choosing electric and hybrid vehicles, which is causing the state's gas tax revenue to fall dramatically. This has direct effects on the Central Coast where those in charge of maintaining the local roads are finding ever-shrinking budgets to get the job done. 

LISTEN: Big changes coming to San Luis Obispo airport

Oct 23, 2015

The airport in San Luis Obispo broke ground on a new terminal earlier this month. 

Randol White

The City of Morro Bay will for the first time be a host city during next year's Amgen Tour of California.

The Central Coast has been featured many times during the decade-long event including Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach and Avila Beach just last year.

Google Maps

Chevron is moving forward with plans to clean up a piece of prime real estate that overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Avila Beach. 

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

The company that owns the Haggen grocery stores along the Central Coast received permission this week to sell off the properties as part of its bankruptcy proceedings. 


The investigation into what caused the Cuesta Fire this past summer is complete, but the case remains open because San Luis Obispo County CAL FIRE  has not yet found the person responsible for staring it.

Santa Barbara County

UPDATE: October 22, 2015 at 10:25 a.m.

Ringworm is showing up with greater frequency in the Santa Barbara County pet population, according to local veterinarians who say they're seeing an increase in treating the skin condition in their private practice clinics.

Alta Colina, Paso Robles - 2015

Winemakers on the Central Coast say the 2015 harvest started and ended early with a low yield. 

Passions running high over Phillips 66 rail spur plan

Oct 16, 2015
Draft Environmental Impact Report

A plan to increase oil-by-train shipments to the Phillip 66 refinery in southern San Luis Obispo County has energy workers, community groups, and a growing list of municipalities speaking up about whether its an idea the county should embrace or shelve. 

City of Santa Barbara

Residents and visitors to Santa Barbara could hear some unusual sounds in the coming weeks as the city works to improve its sewer system.

Flickr user slugis3400

Thousands of dead trees will soon be removed in the Cambria area now that a grant has come through to help pay for it.

Atascadero Police Department

Slightly more than a month after a threat temporarily closed down an Atascadero grade school, investigators now say they have a suspect in custody. 

Twitter @AsmLuisAlejo

A Central Coast lawmaker wants to see the federal government step in to take control of the King City Police Department. 

Santa Maria-Bonita School District

Central Coast educators want to address sweltering conditions in their classrooms, brought on by record breaking heat this fall and a lack of air conditioning in older buildings. 

Jordan Bell

A record number of passengers are taking San Luis Obispo transit this month. Ridership numbers are up eight percent for SLO Transit establishing and breaking records for single-day ridership levels.


A push to protect habitat along a 140 mile stretch of the Central Coast is moving forward. 

Jordan Bell

Three bills designed to protect the California coast from future oil spills are now law after being signed by Governor Jerry Brown Thursday. 

Aidan Mathews

A protest is moving through the Central Coast this month, intended to show outrage over the Pope’s canonization of Father Junipero Serra last month.

Flickr member Dave Nakayama

An initiative to help the UC System reduce its carbon footprint begins this week. The "Cool Campus Challenge" is in response to UC President Janet Napolitano's call for the system to reach carbon neutrality by 2025. 

flickr member Andrew Imanaka

San Luis Obispo County is moving forward with plans to bring green energy choices to Central Coast power customers. 

NOAA's El Niño Portal

A large patch of warm water that has persistently been off of the West Coast throughout our drought, known as the 'blob,' is no longer there. 

Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

Increased efforts to combat under-aged drinking among Central Coast college students are continuing this academic year. 

Thomas Loster

Scholars from around the world are coming to the Central Coast this week to study how to best handle a catastrophic drought situation. 

San Luis Obispo County

The state will continue to provide money to pay for emergency plans related to Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant now that Governor Jerry Brown has given his signature. The new law also addresses seismic safety. 

Jim Logan

Continuing research out of UC Santa Barbara shows our coastal oaks are starting to show signs of stress related to the ongoing drought and record heat.

Marine Mammal Center

An alarming number of dead and stranded seals are showing up along the California Coast, launching an investigation by the NOAA this week. 

Madrone Landscapes

Our drought-inspired live landscaping and gardening show (the second one of the year) included a panel of experts who took calls from listeners, and a conversation with San Luis Obispo's Utilities Services Manager Ron Munds.

Mr. Munds explained how the city's anonymous "Report an Issue" tip line works.

Host: Randol White

In-studio guests:

Flickr member DieselDemon

A local airport wants its passengers to be able to skip the security line. Enrollment for 'TSA Pre Check' at the Santa Barbara Airport is now being extended through the last week of October. It's the only Central Coast airport participating currently.