San Luis Obispo

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.

08/31/2015

Poison Oak

Nearly 200 Firefighters Treated For Poison Oak While Battling Wildfire Near San Luis Obispo

Nearly 200 firefighters battling a blaze on California’s Central Coast had to be treated for poison oak.

08/25/2015

James Schoenfeld

Man Who Kidnapped Chowchilla Schoolchildren In 1976 Released From State Prison

One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore for ransom was paroled from the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo at 5:15 a.m. Friday, state prison officials said.

08/07/2015

Ambulance

Meat Grinder Nearly Swallows Central California Worker

Fire officials say an employee at a wholesale California grocer is lucky to be alive after getting caught in a running meat grinder.

07/17/2015

Firefighters in Southern California

California Crackling With Wildfires On First Day Of Summer

Summer arrived in California on Sunday with fire season in full swing, as crews knocked down dozens of small blazes throughout the state and slowed the spread of a huge forest fire in the San Bernardino Mountains.

06/21/2015

Marijuana recovered from a panga boat ditched along Pescadero Beach. (CBS)

100 Bales Of Marijuana Worth $18 Million Found In Boat On Big Sur Coast; 4 Arrested

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four men Friday, after deputies connected them to a boat found with a large amount of marijuana inside.

06/14/2015

Photo of frat party at Cal Poly before the garage collpased, injuring 7 people.

7 Hospitalized After Garage Roof Collapses At Frat Party At Cal Poly

Seven people were hospitalized after a garage roof collapsed during an early St. Patrick’s Day party at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

03/07/2015

Rocky Shoreline at Cambria

Central Coast Town To Launch Desalination Project In Response To Drought Emergency

The Pacific Coast tourist town of Cambria has seized the drought emergency as an opportunity to build a long-desired desalination plant.

01/03/2015

Monarch Butterflies (credit: Alice@97.3)

Where To See The Monarch Butterfly Migration In Northern California

Each year from mid-October to mid-February the Monarch butterfly migrate to the central and northern California coast. One of the things that make the migration special is that the butterflies return to the same locations year after year and that the general public can easily see them.

12/30/2014

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

Group Asks Court For Review Of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Nuclear Reactor License Over Earthquake Fears

An environmental group asked a federal court Tuesday to review its claim that California’s last operating nuclear power plant is violating federal law and should be shut down at least temporarily.

10/28/2014

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