"Nice Town, Normal People" features interviews with nearly 100 Arroyo Grande residents. It opens at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 17, 2017. It’s produced by Rhizome Theater Company, a nonprofit founded by Arroyo Grande High School graduates Kyle Berlin, Ashlin Hatch and Makulumy Alexander-Hills, and funded by a grant from the Davis Project for Peace.
United Way's "Stuff the Bus" school-supplies drive provides San Luis Obispo County school districts with donated supplies to get teachers and low-income families off to a good start for the new school year. This is the program's eighth year.
A Peoples’ Self-Help Housing home ownership program helped Angela McCormick build her home in Templeton. The program requires low- and moderate-income homeowners to contribute construction labor, also known as “sweat equity,” to reduce the cost of their future houses. Here's how this experience has changed her life.
The San Luis Obispo Police Department is searching for a man who was caught on surveillance camera prowling around the front porch of a home in the San Luis Drive and upper Monterey Street area early Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Here's video from home showing the man outside the home at 3:45 a.m. and using his cellphone light to look around.
Two SLO County sea lions were released back into the ocean near San Francisco on Sunday, August 6, 2017, weeks after they were rescued at the Oceano Dunes. They were sick with domoic acid toxicity, which can cause brain damage and seizures.
The Marine Mammal Center has been rescuing and rehabilitating sea lions sick with domoic acid toxicity, which can cause brain damage. If you see a sea lion showing symptoms such as disorientation or head-bobbing, don't approach it. Call the Distressed Marine Mammal hotline at 415-289-7325.
Listen to the pro-Measure B-17 robocall for San Luis Obispo's mail-in special election (ballots for the "nondiscrimination in housing" measure must be postmarked by Aug. 22, 2017). The robocall contains disputed facts. The “Yes on B-17” robocalls tell voters it “permanently ends forced home inspections,” “protects your privacy,” and keeps “housing affordable.” It does not say that the rental inspection was already spiked.
A car plunged 300 feet off Highway 154 near Santa Barbara on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, and into a creek, trapping two people inside the vehicle. Santa Barbara County Firefighters are shown here working to free them. Both passengers lived.
This video taken July 31, 2017, shows a Cal Fire plane swoop in and unload retardant on a grass fire along West Pozo Road. According to Karl Wittstrom, one of the owners of Santa Margarita Ranch, Cal Fire "had an amazing response time and this bomber helped seal the deal."
For the third consecutive year in 2016, the Arbor Day Foundation named Cal Poly San Luis Obispo a Tree Campus USA in recognition of the campus' work to promote healthy trees on campus and conservation. Cal Poly has 6,600 trees in its campus core and the largest variety of tree species on a university campus in the nation: 547 varieties, including 215 single-tree species, according to the university.
The annual San Luis Obispo Buddhist Church event features delicious Japanese-American style food, martial art demonstration, bonsai trimming, and dance to St. Patrick's Catholic School in Arroyo Grande. Obon is a celebration and rededication of the Buddhist way of life through thankfulness and the love, compassion and affection of one's parents.