The Point Estero, a fishing vessel out of Morro Bay, crashed into rocks on its way back to Morro Bay Harbor from a fishing excursion on July 28, 2017. Because of jurisdictional issues among San Luis Obispo County, the state of California and the federal government (U.S. Coast Guard), there is confusion about who will pay for its removal.
The U.S. Coast Guard Station in Morro Bay said they took advantage of offshore swell on Thursday, October 12, 2017, for "surf training and recertifications." Ride in the passenger seat as crews navigate the waves off the Central Coast.
The new San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport terminal's official opening date is Nov. 1, 2017. The facility is 56,000 square feet — almost 40,000 square feet larger than the existing terminal. High ceilings and a new outdoor courtyard are among the highlights of the new building.
Local artist Heather Millenaar organized a mural project and enlisted the help of almost 100 local volunteers to help paint it on the side of the old Founder's Community Bank building on El Camino Real. The mural, which features the city's landmarks, the area's rolling hills and "The Women’s Republic," came to life on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
The 87th annual Pioneer Day Parade and free bean feed was held Saturday, October 14, 2017. The crowds enjoy a long procession of huge antique tractors, steam engines, horse-drawn wagons, local marching bands, vintage cars, and more. After the parade long lines of people, with pans in hand, waited for the free bean feed in City Park.
The Transitions-Mental Health Association launched a new mental health awareness and training program at a handful of San Luis Obispo County schools in the 2017-18 school year. Here's what the program offers teens.
Here are some ways you can help prevent sexual assaults, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center. The video "on sexual assault awareness and prevention in Isla Vista" also offers risk-reduction techniques from the Sheriff's Office.
Promotional video for Zombie Invasion SLO, which will next be held Oct. 28, 2017. Participants can sign up as hungry zombies or human survivors trying to escape the undead horde. The run raises money for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center. More information at www.zombieinvasionslo.com.
Outspoken Morro Bay Planning Commissioner Richard Sadowski was asked to voluntarily resign by Councilman Robert “Red” Davis and City Manager Martin Lomeli after he criticized the council at a September meeting. Watch Sadowski's comments and the heated exchange that followed when the mayor stated that Sadowski's time at the podium was up.
Mona Olivas Tucker, chair of the Northern Chumash Tribe, closed the Indigenous Peoples Day sunrise gathering at Laguna Lake Park after the group of about 50 spoke and shared on Monday, October 9, 2017. The city of San Luis Obispo officially replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 3.
Opened as an orphanage and abandoned as a juvenile hall in the 1970s, Sunny Acres is rumored to be haunted. But really, the old brick building will soon be renovated and open again in 2019 to provide affordable housing for adults who receive mental health services.