Morro Bay

Elinor Dempsey recounts escaping an encounter with a great white shark that took a bite out of her surfboard, August 29, 2015. (CBS)

Central Coast Surfer Escapes Encounter With Great White Shark

A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California’s central coast.


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Shark Tries To Bite Surfer In Morro Bay

Beaches along the Central Coast were shut down after a shark nearly took a bite out a surfer Saturday morning.


San Simeon

Shallow 3.1 Earthquake Rattles San Simeon

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck near San Simeon Monday morning.


Coast Guard Rescue

Coast Guard Crew Rescues Man From Capsized Rowboat Raking Part In Race Across Pacific

A U.S. Coast Guard crew from San Francisco rescued a man whose rowboat capsized about 50 miles off of California’s Central Coast early Sunday morning while taking part in a race across the Pacific.


Video of humpback whales surfacing near a group of divers. (Shawn Stamback/CBS)

Central Coast Divers Narrowly Miss Being Swallowed By Whales

In the video, taken from the dive boat, you can see a large school of sardines in water surrounding the men. The whales where hundreds of yards away when the divers entered the water, but then the fish around them started to squirm.


Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. (County of San Luis Obispo)

PG&E California Fault Line Blasting Plan Draws Environmental Criticism

Pacific Gas and Electric, owner of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant near Morrow Bay, plans to map the underwater fault lines to determine their risk to the plant, but environmentalists claim that could kill countless fish.


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Coast Guard Rescues 2 From Plane Crashed Off Monterey Coast

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew from the Bay Area rescued two people from a downed airplane off the Monterey County coast Sunday afternoon.


See The Sights In San Simeon And The Central Coast

Head South a few hundred miles to explore some gems along California’s central coast. Explore the Hearst Family Cattle Ranch in San Simeon, and the tiny towns of Harmony, Cayucos and Cambria, along with plenty of great tips for lodging and activities.