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/
The annual two-day Cruisin' Weekend began Friday evening with the Hot El Camino Cruise Night. The Mid State Cruizers car show was held Saturday afternoon at Atascadero Lake Park, and Dancing in the Streets, featuring five live bands playing within a few blocks, was held that evening.
A fire burning in Yosemite National Park in California closed campgrounds and roads on Wednesday, August 16. The South Fork Fire has burned nearly 2,400 acres and stood at 7 percent contained on August 17. According to Yosemite Fire Management there are 449 people staffing the fire.Timelapse video of the fire shows smoke covering a large area as the sun rose on Thursday.
Amber the giant anteater is an older animal who needed home without other anteaters for retirement, so Atascadero's Charles Paddock Zoo took her in and created a special home for her. She goes on display on Aug. 19, 2017.