Memorial Day ceremonies were held across San Luis Obispo County on Monday, May 29, 2017. In Atascadero, Mark Bailey, a Vietnam veteran, challenged those who gathered at the Lake Park ceremony to "do more than come out on Memorial Day for our country ... by being good Americans, being good parents, being good grandparents, and making a commitment to improve our society."
The fourth annual Lightning in a Bottle three-day music festival was held at Lake San Antonio in Monterey County, just north of the San Luis Obispo County line, over Memorial Day weekend 2017. About 25,000 people attended. Here's what it looked like from above.
Matt Meyer, 31, is bicycling down the West Coast from the Canadian border with a nearly 350-pound fiberglass rhinoceros in tow. The 2,000-mile journey he began April 17 in Blaine, Washington, is dedicated to raising funds and global awareness for the poaching crisis on rhinos in his home country of South Africa. Meyer is expected to come through SLO County on May 29 and May 30, 2017.
Thousands of people came to enjoy Arroyo Grande's 34th annual Strawberry Festival to peruse the arts and crafts vendors, eat a plethora of food, try delightful strawberry desserts, listen to music, watch fire-jugglers, a strawberry blonde contest and much more. The festival continues on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Caltrans has completed about $300 million in upgrades to the deadly stretch of Highway 46/41 that has often been called Blood Alley. That stretch of highway in northern San Luis Obispo County has claimed six lives in two months, and each of the six recent fatalities occurred in sections of the corridor that are either two lanes or under construction for widening.
Conservative activist Lauren Southern spoke to students at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo on Thursday, May 25, 2017. She advocated for traditional marriage and called feminism a branch of Marxism, saying, "Girls, there is no purpose more noble than motherhood." The Cal Poly College Republicans hosted the event, titled "Return of Traditional Women."
San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, formerly SLO Little Theatre, will join the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and the History Center of San Luis Obispo County in an area along part of Monterey Street anchored by Mission San Luis Obispo. Here's a look inside the theater's future home, expected to be completed by 2021.
We traveled up Highway 1 in Big Sur on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, to get an up-close look at the massive Mud Creek Slide, about 9 miles north of the Monterey County/San Luis Obispo County line. What Caltrans had hoped would take weeks to fix will probably take months, officials said.
A single-family home at a hilltop vineyard at Valley Quail Place and Nacimiento Lake Drive was destroyed by fire Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Firefighters from Cal Fire, Paso Robles and Templeton battled the blaze.
Micheal Brink of SLO.TOURS spotted a pod of about five orcas south of the Port San Luis Pier in Avila Beach on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The pod of about five orcas was feeding on bait fish, along with about 30 sea lions.
Book author and retired Marine fighter pilot Jay A. Stout talks about P-51 fighter pilot and 55th Fighter Group Cmdr. Elwyn Righetti. Stout's biography of Righetti, "Vanished Hero," was published in November. See gun camera footage from World War II fighter planes and hear Stout talk about Righetti growing up in San Luis Obispo County before he went to war.
In a behind-the-scenes video posted on the Central Coast Aquarium’s Facebook page, the predatory red octopus can be viewed stalking and eating a live black spotted bay shrimp using a "ballooning" technique.
A humpback whale delighted spectators for hours when it wandered into Ventura Harbor on Saturday. Rescuers helped guide the 40-foot-long juvenile back to the open ocean by playing a loop of humpback whale feeding sounds overnight to lure the creature away from the coast.