Elaborate Christmas celebrations in San Luis Obispo County, California, at Mission San Luis Obispo and Santa Margarita de Cortona have certainly changed over history, writes TImes Past columnist Dan Krieger.
Farmed architect Julia Morgan warned against overhead power lines in the aftermath of the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake and fires. Not much has changed in California, writes Times Past columnists Liz and Dan Krieger.
A life in science can’t begin early enough and should continue as long as possible, writes Times Past columnist Dan Krieger, citing the example of a young Neil deGrasse Tyson inspired to become an astrophysicist.
San Luis Obispo’s political differences didn’t mean people couldn’t get along and build lifelong friendships. This Thanksgiving, let’s embrace all that we have in common rather than focus on differences, Times Past columnist Dan Krieger writes.
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.
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.