Camp Roberts Museum Day will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles. And the San Miguel Mission will celebrate its 221st anniversary Sunday, Sept. 30, writes San Miguel columnist Lynne Schmitz.
The tugboat Alma, which was part of rescue operations of the crew of the S.S. Montebello, which sank after being struck by a torpedo launched from a Japanese submarine in 1941, will be on display at the grand opening of the Morro Bay Maritime Museum.
Wonder why Cal Poly rock concerts are usually inside? Ask the Marshall Tucker Band. The classic rock band’s 1977 show may not have been Woodstock, but it might have been the loudest ever to play on the San Luis Obisop campus.
Morro Bay, California, resident Lynwood Drake III went on a shooting rampage in SLO County in the 1990s, killing six people and injuring two victims. A San Miguel woman described how she survived the attack.
The Ah Louis Store in San Luis Obispo, a “precious jewel” in California’s rich historic past, was vandalized with graffiti, writes TImes Past columnist Dan Krieger. It’s reminder that we must protect our community’s historic places.
San Luis Obispo County, California, high school student athletes worked at Central Coast farms in the 1960s when the Bracero program that allowed the United States to import agriculture labor from Mexico ended.
The streets of San Luis Obispo were filled with thousands of lonely young soldiers whose drill sergeants granted them passes into town during the 1940s, drawing many celebrities of the time to the area to entertain the troops.
From the earliest days, newspapers like The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California, have asked readers to subscribe to support their journalism mission. It’s more important today with competition for advertising.
A tree in Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo traveled to the moon and back before being planted near SLO Creek during a city celebration. The ‘moon tree’ redwood was taken as a seed on the Apollo 14 mission.
A silver mine near Cambria, California, attracted the attention of George Hearst and subsequently the enduring interests of the Hearst family in San Luis Obispo County, writes Times Past columnist Dan Krieger.
The legends are still alive along the Central Coast of California where stories of lost silver mines run by the Franciscan padres are associated with every mission along the El Camino Real from Ventura to Monterey.
Boomboxes, portable music players used for cassette tapes, CDs and radio, are now popular with antiques collectors and audio fans. Here’s a look back at the technology in San Luis Obispo County, California.
Mission San Miguel’s Father Juan Cabot, called “El Marinero” (“the mariner”) by English, Russian and Yankee hide and tallow traders who anchored at Rancho del Playa de San Simeon, coped well with coastal California’s difficult climate.
A new blimp owned by tire manufacturer Goodyear stopped at the San Luis Obispo County, California, Regional Airport in 1975 on its way to Oakland. The pilot of the airship offered free rides for passengers.
The annual benefit for historic preservation at Old Mission San Luis Obispo, La Mesa de los Padres, will honor the bells and the bell ringers from both past and present from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
The luxury Andrews Hotel, built in 1885, was the jewel of downtown San Luis Obispo. It was the most expensive building between Paso Robles and Santa Barbara — and it was destroyed by fire in just 3 hours.