The San Luis Obispo City-County Library reopens Saturday, March 4, 2017, after closing for renovations in October. The library has significantly more space for children and teens, and the third floor is now open for public use. Chris Barnickel, SLO County libraries director, talks about what visitors can expect to see at the renovated facility.
Audrey Johns of Atascadero says she lost 150 pounds by giving up diet foods and cooking from scratch. Some of her clean eating recipes are featured in her new book "Lose Weight By Eating." Here, she talks about her "guilt-free comfort food" during a Facebook Live chat. The full clip and more information is available at http://www.loseweightbyeating.com/cookbook/
Shanley Farms in Morro Bay grows exotic fruit, including the finger lime, a rainforest shrub that produces a microcitrus with a pearl-like flesh that looks like beads of caviar — "the coolest thing I've ever seen," said farmer Jim Shanley. He plans to sell individual jars of the Citriburst finger lime pearls, described as “citrus caviar.”
Sixteen teams made up of high school students from across California, including Cambria and San Luis Obispo, got first-hand experience investigating a mock cyber-attack on Saturday, July 24, 2017, at the 2017 Cyber Innovation Challenge at Camp San Luis Obispo.
San Luis Obispo County Information Technology Director Daniel Milei discusses coordination with the FBI to protect against "abnormal" cyber activity. Leading up to the Nov. 8 General Election, county officials met quietly with FBI representatives to identify possible cyber threats and beef up its security.
Rescue crews were searching off the Central Coast for a 35-year-old Arroyo Grande man who fell out of a fishing vessel on Friday, June 23, 2017, according to the U.S. Coast Guard in Morro Bay. A Coast Guard vessel and helicopter were assisting in the search.
Sometimes it's the little wonders that make Yosemite National Park special. Water in the Tuolumne and Merced watersheds begins in the high country, moves downstream through creeks, and finally joins powerful rivers travelling toward the Pacific Ocean. Take a moment and listen to the water flowing through the fen at Happy Isles on its way to join the Merced River in this video posted Thursday, June 22, 2017.
Chris Traber was driving on Highway 14 in Santa Clarita when he witnessed a dramatic road rage incident involving a motorcyclist and the driver of a sedan. He started recording as the incident escalated. Police are investigating. “We need to get the motorcyclist’s side of the story to see what led up to this incident. We’re not sure what happened farther back,” a CHP officer told the LA Times.
The Charles Paddock Zoo welcomed a new animal to Atascadero in June 2017. The Hoffman’s two-toed sloth named Rayne is 4 years old and spends most of his time hanging upside down from trees and/or sleeping.
A bridge over Green Creek in Bridgeport, California, was damaged on June 20, after flood warnings were issued by the National Weather Service in Reno, who said that high temperatures were contributing to rapid snowmelt in high-elevation basins. The nearby Twin Lakes Resort posted footage of the bridge damage to Instagram, commenting: “Green creek, once that little trickle, is now strong enough to rip apart the bridge.”
The Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero had to get creative to keep its animals cool during the June heat wave that San Luis Obispo County — and the rest of the West Coast — is experiencing. This fisher got a pile of ice in its habitat, while others have had misters, stayed in cooler dens or been sprayed with cool water.
Over the weekend, engineers on the ground remotely operated the International Space Station’s robotic arm to remove the Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) from the trunk of SpaceX’s Dragon cargo vehicle. In this video, the experimental solar array unfurls as the station orbits Earth. Solar panels are an efficient way to power satellites, according to NASA, but they are delicate and large, and must be unfolded when a satellite arrives in orbit. The Roll-Out Solar Array (ROSA) is a new type of solar panel that rolls open in space like a party favor and is more compact than current rigid panel designs.
How do you take a "selfie" with a meteor shower? Grover Beach photographer Brady Cabe captured a series of images in 2015 of himself and the annual Perseid meteor shower, framed by the Milky Way. "With a little bit of patience and a whole lot of luck," Cabe said, he was able to get a photo of himself on a rock with a meteor shooting across the night sky. He turned a series of his photos taken in San Luis Obispo County into this "Standing in Awe" timelapse video.