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.
The “Canon Perdido” or “lost cannon” incident in Santa Barbara in 1848 marked a near insurrection of the Californios against the U.S. military and a chance for Pablo de la Guerra to display his leadership, writes Times Past columnist Dan Krieger.
Pablo de la Guerra was the eighth of 14 children of José de la Guerra, who commanded the Santa Barbara Presidio, who later became one of early California's most respected politicians, writes Times Past columnist Dan Krieger.
The story of Bluebelle, the mascot for the San Luis Obispo Blues baseball team, embodies the spirit of family and togetherness in this unique, one-time dairy town, Times Past columnist Dan Krieger writes.
Baseball was a major sport in California 130 years ago, a history that includes teams in every town, from Eureka to San Diego. San Luis Obispo also fielded popular teams during that time, a legacy that lives on with the SLO Blues, Times Past columnist Dan Krieger writes.
The history of the sleepy beach community of Cayucos, California, includes a "rum-running" seaport during the prohibition, a displaced historic cemetery during the construction of Whale Rock Reservoir and a brazen bank robbery, Times Past columnist Dan Krieger writes.
The musical "Oklahoma!" — being performed May 12-13, 2018, by Opera SLO — touches on many themes in relation to the range wars between farmers and cattlemen in early California, Times Past columnist Dan Krieger writes.
San Luis Obispo County aviators from World War II tell stories of helplessly watching "flak" explode around them and other harrowing tales in books being released by local authors, Times Past columnist Dan Krieger writes.
As people flocked to California during the Gold Rush and traveled along trails with saddlebags filled with gold, they became easy targets for the famed bandidos who dominated towns like San Luis Obispo, Times Past columnist Dan Krieger writes.
Like many great social movements throughout history, the quest to end gun violence has started small following the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, taking up the cause, Times Past columnist Dan Krieger writes.
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.