This week is going to start off really hot. A ridge of high pressure is expected to build over California on Monday, and North County temperatures could reach 110 degrees. Coastal valleys of San Luis Obispo County should be a little cooler.
Circus Vargas returns to the Central Coast with a new show that features special effects lighting and glow-in-the-dark costumes. The traveling circus will pitch its tent July 1 through 11 at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo.
Not only are increased amounts of CO2 producing record high atmospheric and oceanographic temperatures, they’re also causing changes in plant growth. For instance, the Toxicodendron family that encompasses poison oak, ivy and sumac produce greater amounts of urushiol oil — which causes the rash and itching — when there are larger amounts of CO2.
The California Public Utilities Commission is beginning the process to establish a second area code because available prefixes for the 805 area code are expected to be used up by December 2018. The new area code would be given to customers asking for new phone numbers beginning June 2018.
The memoir of Cal Poly’s seventh president, Robert E. Kennedy, titled “Learn by Doing: Memoirs of a University President,” is now available by e-book at the university’s Kennedy Library Special Collections and Archives. Kennedy, who died in 2010, documented his 39-year career from his arrival to the campus in 1940 as a journalism professor, through his presidency from 1967-1979.
A new state law requiring that half the state’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2030 was the key motivation in Pacific Gas and Electric’s decison not to seek license renewal for Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, PG&E’s Chief Nuclear Officer Ed Halpin told The Tribune Thursday.
A day after a fire broke out at Giuseppe’s Cucina Italiana in Pismo Beach, destroying much of the restaurant, owner Giuseppe “Joe” DiFronzo remains grateful for the community’s support and determined to rebuild the iconic Italian eatery in its same location.
San Luis Obispo County is the sixth most unaffordable place to live in the United States, according to a new survey released by RealtyTrac, a national real-estate firm. It’s not the first time the area has made such a list, given average annual wages and the cost of housing here.
Arroyo Grande City Council. Meets Tuesday. 473-5400. Closed session to discuss city manager discipline, dismissal, release; consideration of placing a measure to authorize purchase of state water under local water emergency conditions on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election; consideration of approval of water management plan update; public hearing to consider Arroyo Grande Tourism Business Improvement District; consideration of San Luis Obispo Council of Governments’ self-help transportation investment plan.
Officials continue to investigate a fire that destroyed much of Giuseppe’s Cucina Italiana in Pismo Beach early Saturday. The investigation regarding the fire, which was initially said to have been caused by an appliance, has been reopened as more information became available overnight, according to Cal Fire Battalion Chief Tom McEwen.