The poetry of then 16-year-old Rita Marie Goehner of San Luis Obispo, California, who died tragically in a car crash, reminds us to reject bullying and embrace our differences, writes Times Past columnist Dan Krieger.
Mission San Antonio, called “the mission in the Sierras,” is the most remote of all of California’s chain of 21 Franciscan missions and carries a historic ghost story from a grisly mass murder in the 18040s, writes Times Past columnist Dan Krieger.
Reports of shadowy figures alongside rural roads on a foggy night, moaning or flashing lights inside or outside an old building and cold spots in Mission San Miguel are what Times Past columnist Dan Krieger calls the “Ghostly History of the Central Coast.”
The tragic earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia a reminder of when something similar happened on the Central Coast in December 1812, which destroyed a number of the missions within 100 miles of the epicenter, writes Times Past columnist Dan Krieger.
Alice Eto Sumida, a child of San Luis Obispo during the tumultuous times of World War II when Japanese residents were persecuted following the attack on Pearl Harbor, died in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 104.
The Morro Bay Martime Musuem will celebrate its grand opening Saturday, Sept. 29. The museum offers displays of the Central Coast’s role in World War II, among other aspects of the town’s rich maritme history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Rev. Mark Moon of Arroyo Grande fled North Korea in 1950 and eventually ended up in California, where he attended a seminary during the Civil Rights Movement before being assigned to a remote parish in Whitelash, Montana.
Not so long ago, California was in the middle of a deep drought but in June its snow water equivalent rose to a heaping 170 percent of normal. NASA shows in its latest video that satellites were capturing that change.