The parents of Andrew Holland, who died in custody at the San Luis Obispo County Jail on Jan. 22, 2017, led a candlelight vigil and march Monday — a year after the 36-year-old man's death. “We’ve got a lot of warriors here,” Carty Holland said. Andrew Holland died after jail custody staff and employees of the county health agency left him in a plastic restraint chair for nearly two days.
California sea lions have made a dramatic recovery across the West Coast under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972. The number of sea lions has tripled from fewer than 89,000 in 1975 to 257,000 in 2014, according to a recent study. In Morro Bay, “They are fat and happy right now,” said Matthew Ashton, chief Harbor Patrol officer for the Port San Luis Harbor District.
Actor Jeff Bridges recounts in an interview what it felt like when he first heard mud and debris sliding past his Montecito home in the early hours of Jan. 9, 2018. He and his family were later rescued by helicopter.
Brynn and Brittni Frace died this week after the vehicle they were driving collided with a semi truck. Atascadero High and the church they attended in Paso Robles started memorials to honor their memories.
About 14,000 monarch butterflies are fluttering around the Pismo Monarch Butterfly Grove — a huge decrease from the 28,000 last year. Drought, fire and mudslides have likely impacted their population. You can see them on the Central Coast until about February 2018.
Grab your gloves and beanies: Snow Night returned to the downtown Farmers Market in San Luis Obispo on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at Chorro and Higuera streets. Children of any age were invited to sled down the sledding hill. There was also a play area for children ages 5 and younger.
LTJG Joseph E. Brocato, US Navy, hosted a lunch for 10 World War II veterans at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. Five officers who served after that war also attended. Thomas Coryell shares a story of his time on the USS Washington.
Matias Bernal, who relies on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, talks about what it's like to be a "Dreamer" — an immigrant who was brought to the United States illegally as a child. Bernal is the interim associate director of RISE in San Luis Obispo.
The Central Coast saw the biggest waves of the year on Thursday, January 18, 2018 — and they were expected to get even bigger than the ones shown here at Morro Bay Harbor. The big surf was caused by a 967-millibar storm with hurricane-force winds.