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  • San Luis Obispo police release video of attempted kidnapper at Target

    San Luis Obispo police release video of attempted kidnapper at Target

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:15:55 GMT

    The San Luis Obispo Police Department has released surveillance video of the woman they say tried to lure a 3-year-old boy out of Target on Tuesday.

    The San Luis Obispo Police Department has released surveillance video of the woman they say tried to lure a 3-year-old boy out of Target on Tuesday.

  • Cal Poly president suspends Greek Life indefinitely

    Cal Poly president suspends Greek Life indefinitely

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-04-18 03:46:26 GMT

    Cal Poly suspended indefinitely the activities of fraternities and sororities on Tuesday, according to a letter from President Jeffrey Armstrong sent to students, faculty and staff: Dear Campus Community: As I begin this note, I struggle to convey the many emotions I have felt in my heart these past few days.  Words cannot begin to explain how gut-wrenching it has been for me to witness the hurt so many have felt and continue to feel regarding the Lambda Ch...

    Cal Poly suspended indefinitely the activities of fraternities and sororities on Tuesday, according to a letter from President Jeffrey Armstrong sent to students, faculty and staff: Dear Campus Community: As I begin this note, I struggle to convey the many emotions I have felt in my heart these past few days.  Words cannot begin to explain how gut-wrenching it has been for me to witness the hurt so many have felt and continue to feel regarding the Lambda Ch...

  • Multiple ideas on the table to ease downtown Paso Robles parking problems

    Multiple ideas on the table to ease downtown Paso Robles parking problems

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-04-17 23:27:39 GMT

    After hearing from residents, Paso Robles is looking at a few options to ease parking and traffic problems downtown..

    After hearing from residents, Paso Robles is looking at a few options to ease parking and traffic problems downtown..

  • Lompoc getting more shops, developments and up to 44 new homes

    Lompoc getting more shops, developments and up to 44 new homes

    Monday, April 16 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-04-17 02:21:26 GMT

    Much like the colorful flower fields that dot the Lompoc Valley, the City of Lompoc is growing a lot this spring.

    Much like the colorful flower fields that dot the Lompoc Valley, the City of Lompoc is growing a lot this spring.

  • UC Davis wins slugfest against Cal Poly, 16-10, to salvage one victory in Big West series

    UC Davis wins slugfest against Cal Poly, 16-10, to salvage one victory in Big West series

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:57 AM EDT2018-04-16 05:57:16 GMT

    Cal Poly produced 10 runs on 12 hits in the first three innings, and it wasn’t enough as UC Davis wins 16-10.

    Cal Poly produced 10 runs on 12 hits in the first three innings, and it wasn’t enough as UC Davis wins 16-10.

  • Storm is arriving and looks to intensify in the hours to come

    Storm is arriving and looks to intensify in the hours to come

    Thursday, March 22 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-03-22 18:17:02 GMT

    Rain is developing across the area at this moment. The key concern will be the total amount of rain and the rain rates.   The National Weather Service has a Flash Flood Watch in place for recent burn areas in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties through Thursday afternoon. 

    Rain is developing across the area at this moment. The key concern will be the total amount of rain and the rain rates.   The National Weather Service has a Flash Flood Watch in place for recent burn areas in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties through Thursday afternoon. 

  • Brad Paisley to hold benefit concert at Santa Barbara Bowl

    Brad Paisley to hold benefit concert at Santa Barbara Bowl

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-03-22 03:45:53 GMT

    Country star Brad Paisley will perform at a concert in May that will benefit communities affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides. 

    Country star Brad Paisley will perform at a concert in May that will benefit communities affected by the Thomas Fire and mudslides. 

  • Downtown SLO Farmers' Market canceled due to rain

    Downtown SLO Farmers' Market canceled due to rain

    Wednesday, March 21 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-03-21 22:48:48 GMT

    The Downtown SLO Farmers' Market scheduled for Thursday, March 22 was called off on Wednesday due to this week's storm. 

    The Downtown SLO Farmers' Market scheduled for Thursday, March 22 was called off on Wednesday due to this week's storm. 

  • Cloudy skies ahead of moderate afternoon and evening rain

    Cloudy skies ahead of moderate afternoon and evening rain

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-03-20 16:05:54 GMT
    Photo by Trisha ButcherPhoto by Trisha Butcher

    The storm that models have suggested to bring some major rainfall to the Central Coast is finally here. Early Tuesday morning, light rain will touch down in areas north of Point Conception up to San Luis Obispo County’s north coast. Just before noon, heavier rainfall rates can be expected in northern San Luis Obispo County before this system shifts over Santa Barbara County. By dinner time, expect heavy rain throughout most of the area, including the Thomas, Sherpa, Alamo, and ...

    The storm that models have suggested to bring some major rainfall to the Central Coast is finally here. Early Tuesday morning, light rain will touch down in areas north of Point Conception up to San Luis Obispo County’s north coast. Just before noon, heavier rainfall rates can be expected in northern San Luis Obispo County before this system shifts over Santa Barbara County. By dinner time, expect heavy rain throughout most of the area, including the Thomas, Sherpa, Alamo, and ...

  • Flash Flood Watch issued for SLO, Santa Barbara counties

    Flash Flood Watch issued for SLO, Santa Barbara counties

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 12:07 AM EDT2018-03-20 04:07:24 GMT

    A storm, which models have been suggesting for weeks, is finally on the doorstep and looking to have serious rain potential for both the Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County and the South Coast area. 

    A storm, which models have been suggesting for weeks, is finally on the doorstep and looking to have serious rain potential for both the Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County and the South Coast area. 

  • Heavy rain could bring four to eight inches to recent burn areas

    Heavy rain could bring four to eight inches to recent burn areas

    Monday, March 19 2018 12:04 PM EDT2018-03-19 16:04:26 GMT
    Computer models show moderate to heavy rain Tuesday through Thursday.Computer models show moderate to heavy rain Tuesday through Thursday.

    The Central Coast is getting a break in the rain Sunday and Monday.

    The Central Coast is getting a break in the rain Sunday and Monday.

  • Monday will be calm before the storm

    Monday will be calm before the storm

    Monday, March 19 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-03-19 12:22:33 GMT
    Photo by Rick EvansPhoto by Rick Evans
    Photo by Rick EvansPhoto by Rick Evans
    Temperatures throughout the Central Coast will be slightly above average on Monday. Daytime highs will range from the mid to high 60s across the beaches, coastal and inland valleys. Winds don’t look to be much of a concern as they’ll remain calm throughout the day. They’ll increase Tuesday morning to about 15 miles per hour north of Point Conception up to Cambria. The big talker and concern is the heavy storm system heading for the Central Coast. Tuesday-Thurs...
    Temperatures throughout the Central Coast will be slightly above average on Monday. Daytime highs will range from the mid to high 60s across the beaches, coastal and inland valleys. Winds don’t look to be much of a concern as they’ll remain calm throughout the day. They’ll increase Tuesday morning to about 15 miles per hour north of Point Conception up to Cambria. The big talker and concern is the heavy storm system heading for the Central Coast. Tuesday-Thurs...
  • Inspired Health and Fitness Expo kicks off this weekend

    Inspired Health and Fitness Expo kicks off this weekend

    Saturday, March 17 2018 10:45 PM EDT2018-03-18 02:45:20 GMT

    The Inspired Health and Fitness Expo will take place this weekend, March 17 and 18 at the Alex Madonna Expo Center.  

    The Inspired Health and Fitness Expo will take place this weekend, March 17 and 18 at the Alex Madonna Expo Center.  

  • Significant rainstorm forecast to arrive Tuesday night

    Significant rainstorm forecast to arrive Tuesday night

    Saturday, March 17 2018 3:08 AM EDT2018-03-17 07:08:45 GMT

    Some models are showing up to 3-inches of rainfall in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. 

    Some models are showing up to 3-inches of rainfall in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. 

  • Cal Poly drops 9-7 decision to San Diego State in opener of weekend series

    Cal Poly drops 9-7 decision to San Diego State in opener of weekend series

    Saturday, March 17 2018 3:03 AM EDT2018-03-17 07:03:52 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: Cal PolyPhoto Courtesy: Cal Poly

    After squandering a 6-0 lead, San Diego State scored three times in the seventh inning to snap a 6-6 tie and held on to beat Cal Poly 9-7 in the opener of a three-game non-conference baseball series Friday night inside Baggett Stadium. 

    After squandering a 6-0 lead, San Diego State scored three times in the seventh inning to snap a 6-6 tie and held on to beat Cal Poly 9-7 in the opener of a three-game non-conference baseball series Friday night inside Baggett Stadium. 

  • Scattered showers Friday ahead of mostly clear weekend

    Scattered showers Friday ahead of mostly clear weekend

    Friday, March 16 2018 7:28 AM EDT2018-03-16 11:28:54 GMT
    Photo by Sara LanePhoto by Sara Lane

    Friday will be on the cooler side with temperatures below seasonal averages. Daytime highs from the beaches to the coastal and inland valleys will mostly be in the high 50s, however, California Valley will have temperatures ranging from the high 40s to low 50s. There will be mostly cloudy skies and isolated showers over San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties intermittently throughout the day. Rainfall totals with this system will range from 0.25’’-0.50’’. ...

    Friday will be on the cooler side with temperatures below seasonal averages. Daytime highs from the beaches to the coastal and inland valleys will mostly be in the high 50s, however, California Valley will have temperatures ranging from the high 40s to low 50s. There will be mostly cloudy skies and isolated showers over San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties intermittently throughout the day. Rainfall totals with this system will range from 0.25’’-0.50’’. ...

  • Mostly sunny skies Thursday ahead of more rain Friday

    Mostly sunny skies Thursday ahead of more rain Friday

    Thursday, March 15 2018 7:25 AM EDT2018-03-15 11:25:23 GMT
    Photo of Atascadero by Sharon WestPhoto of Atascadero by Sharon West
    Photo of Atascadero by Sharon WestPhoto of Atascadero by Sharon West
    Thursday morning and afternoon there will be mostly sunny skies before increasing cloud coverage in the evening hours. Although there will be more sunshine Wednesday, temperatures will still remain seasonal and in the high 50s to mid-60s. Winds will remain calm through the morning hours, between five to 15 miles per hour. However, they will increase by Wednesday night around 8:00 p.m., specifically in the Santa Barbara region where they could reach about 18 mph. As cloud coverage i...
    Thursday morning and afternoon there will be mostly sunny skies before increasing cloud coverage in the evening hours. Although there will be more sunshine Wednesday, temperatures will still remain seasonal and in the high 50s to mid-60s. Winds will remain calm through the morning hours, between five to 15 miles per hour. However, they will increase by Wednesday night around 8:00 p.m., specifically in the Santa Barbara region where they could reach about 18 mph. As cloud coverage i...
  • Funnel cloud spotted near Los Osos

    Funnel cloud spotted near Los Osos

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 9:47 PM EDT2018-03-15 01:47:19 GMT
    Photo courtesy: San Luis Obispo County Parks and RecreationPhoto courtesy: San Luis Obispo County Parks and Recreation

    San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation posted a snapshot of what appears to be a funnel cloud above El Chorro County Park in San Luis Obispo Wednesday morning.

    San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreation posted a snapshot of what appears to be a funnel cloud above El Chorro County Park in San Luis Obispo Wednesday morning.

  • Periods of light to moderate rain expected Wednesday

    Periods of light to moderate rain expected Wednesday

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-03-14 16:13:25 GMT

    Wednesday will be another rainy day with light to moderate rainfall. Conditions for commuters will be cloudy with higher chances of light rain from San Luis Obispo to Vandenberg. Models indicate that rain potential will increase heading into the early afternoon hours. Around 2:00 p.m. moderate rain is in the forecast, particularly over areas of Northern and southern San Luis Obispo County. The potential for brief heavy downpour and lightning is possible for San Luis Obispo and Pismo B...

    Wednesday will be another rainy day with light to moderate rainfall. Conditions for commuters will be cloudy with higher chances of light rain from San Luis Obispo to Vandenberg. Models indicate that rain potential will increase heading into the early afternoon hours. Around 2:00 p.m. moderate rain is in the forecast, particularly over areas of Northern and southern San Luis Obispo County. The potential for brief heavy downpour and lightning is possible for San Luis Obispo and Pismo B...

  • Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers

    Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers

    Monday, March 12 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-03-12 15:47:26 GMT
    Photo by James Daniel O'DonnellPhoto by James Daniel O'Donnell

    There will be mostly cloudy skies throughout the Central Coast on Monday as well as a chance of showers. Daytime highs will range from the mid-60s to low 70s and low clouds will be widespread throughout most of the area but will break up this afternoon, however, high clouds will continue. Winds were relatively calm Monday morning and will remain mild within a five to 15 mile per hour range. A chance of scattered showers are in the forecast Monday afternoon around 2:00 p.m....

    There will be mostly cloudy skies throughout the Central Coast on Monday as well as a chance of showers. Daytime highs will range from the mid-60s to low 70s and low clouds will be widespread throughout most of the area but will break up this afternoon, however, high clouds will continue. Winds were relatively calm Monday morning and will remain mild within a five to 15 mile per hour range. A chance of scattered showers are in the forecast Monday afternoon around 2:00 p.m....

  • Unsettled weather to continue through the week

    Unsettled weather to continue through the week

    Saturday, March 10 2018 7:00 PM EST2018-03-11 00:00:26 GMT
    Photo courtesy:  Amberrose West?Photo courtesy: Amberrose West?
    Photo courtesy:  Amberrose West?Photo courtesy: Amberrose West?

    Late Saturday into early Sunday morning, rain will continue to move northeastward.

    Late Saturday into early Sunday morning, rain will continue to move northeastward.

  • Rain for Saturday into early Sunday with more rain later next week

    Rain for Saturday into early Sunday with more rain later next week

    Friday, March 9 2018 11:02 PM EST2018-03-10 04:02:46 GMT

    An upper trough will move over the Eastern Pacific Ocean into California this weekend. While this storm will have moderate lift, it will tap into deep subtropical moisture and increasing south winds will provide upslope flow and enhance rainfall amounts on foothills and mountains. This warm system is expected to maintain high snow levels, that will be near or above 8,000 feet throughout the event.  Most of the widespread rain will be tapering to scattered showers by sunrise Sunda...

    An upper trough will move over the Eastern Pacific Ocean into California this weekend. While this storm will have moderate lift, it will tap into deep subtropical moisture and increasing south winds will provide upslope flow and enhance rainfall amounts on foothills and mountains. This warm system is expected to maintain high snow levels, that will be near or above 8,000 feet throughout the event.  Most of the widespread rain will be tapering to scattered showers by sunrise Sunda...

  • Partly cloudy skies with daytime highs reaching mid-70s

    Partly cloudy skies with daytime highs reaching mid-70s

    Thursday, March 8 2018 11:05 AM EST2018-03-08 16:05:11 GMT
    Photo by Central Coast PicturesPhoto by Central Coast Pictures
    Photo by Central Coast PicturesPhoto by Central Coast Pictures

    Thursday will be another day with above seasonal temperatures. At the beaches, temperatures will range from high 60s-low 70s, while the coastal and inland valleys will mostly be in the mid to high 70s. 

    Thursday will be another day with above seasonal temperatures. At the beaches, temperatures will range from high 60s-low 70s, while the coastal and inland valleys will mostly be in the mid to high 70s. 

  • Cal Poly opens Big West Tournament Thursday night versus UCSB

    Cal Poly opens Big West Tournament Thursday night versus UCSB

    Thursday, March 8 2018 1:33 AM EST2018-03-08 06:33:14 GMT

    Four years removed from its first and only Big West Conference Tournament championship, the Cal Poly men's basketball program – seeded seventh for the fifth successive season – opens the 43rd Big West Tournament against No. 2 UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, March 8. 

    Four years removed from its first and only Big West Conference Tournament championship, the Cal Poly men's basketball program – seeded seventh for the fifth successive season – opens the 43rd Big West Tournament against No. 2 UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, March 8. 

  • Safe & Secure: "I like that," says President Trump on local congressman's gun reform bill

    Safe & Secure: "I like that," says President Trump on local congressman's gun reform bill

    Thursday, March 8 2018 12:33 AM EST2018-03-08 05:33:16 GMT

    In KSBY's Safe & Secure, local democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal has introduced a gun violence restraining order on a federal level and it's gaining bipartisan support, even from the White House.

    In KSBY's Safe & Secure, local democratic Congressman Salud Carbajal has introduced a gun violence restraining order on a federal level and it's gaining bipartisan support, even from the White House.

  • Above seasonal temperatures continue but rain is on the way

    Above seasonal temperatures continue but rain is on the way

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 12:17 PM EST2018-03-07 17:17:42 GMT
    Photo by Allen RayPhoto by Allen Ray

    Ahead of the rain in the forecast for Thursday night, Wednesday will be somewhat of a transitional day. Daytime temperatures will mostly be in the high 60s-low 70s throughout the area.  Mid to high-level clouds will cover most of the region Wednesday morning, causing daytime highs to drop a few degrees. Winds are looking to be relatively calm for Wednesday and will stay within a five to 15 mile per hour range. Models indicate that the Central Coast could see some show...

    Ahead of the rain in the forecast for Thursday night, Wednesday will be somewhat of a transitional day. Daytime temperatures will mostly be in the high 60s-low 70s throughout the area.  Mid to high-level clouds will cover most of the region Wednesday morning, causing daytime highs to drop a few degrees. Winds are looking to be relatively calm for Wednesday and will stay within a five to 15 mile per hour range. Models indicate that the Central Coast could see some show...

  • High-pressure ridge to bring temps up to mid-60s and low 70s

    High-pressure ridge to bring temps up to mid-60s and low 70s

    Monday, March 5 2018 12:07 PM EST2018-03-05 17:07:34 GMT
    Photo by Rick EvansPhoto by Rick Evans

    A high-pressure system is continuing to build over California, which is bringing temperatures up to the low 70s in certain areas. Daytime highs for San Luis Obispo, Los Alamos, and Arroyo Grande could reach the low 70s, while other areas like Paso Robles, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara will remain in the high 60s on Monday.

    A high-pressure system is continuing to build over California, which is bringing temperatures up to the low 70s in certain areas. Daytime highs for San Luis Obispo, Los Alamos, and Arroyo Grande could reach the low 70s, while other areas like Paso Robles, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara will remain in the high 60s on Monday.

  • Fire engulfs Granite Construction Company trailer in Buellton

    Fire engulfs Granite Construction Company trailer in Buellton

    Sunday, March 4 2018 8:29 PM EST2018-03-05 01:29:59 GMT

    Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. responded to reports of a full structure fire at a the Granite Construction Company, Sunday afternoon. 

    Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. responded to reports of a full structure fire at a the Granite Construction Company, Sunday afternoon. 

  • Montecito Inn reopens after 2 months of repairs

    Montecito Inn reopens after 2 months of repairs

    Saturday, March 3 2018 11:47 PM EST2018-03-04 04:47:31 GMT

    It was an exciting day for visitors of Coast Village Road as the Montecito Inn reopened.  Two months ago hotel guests watched as debris flowed down Olive Mill Road and covered the first floor and garage levels of the hotel with feet of mud.  

    It was an exciting day for visitors of Coast Village Road as the Montecito Inn reopened.  Two months ago hotel guests watched as debris flowed down Olive Mill Road and covered the first floor and garage levels of the hotel with feet of mud.  

  • Frost, winter weather advisories through Saturday night

    Frost, winter weather advisories through Saturday night

    Saturday, March 3 2018 10:34 PM EST2018-03-04 03:34:59 GMT

    A frost advisory is in place for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties as a cold air mass is settling into the region tonight.

    A frost advisory is in place for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties as a cold air mass is settling into the region tonight.

  • Rain clearing in Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria and moving south

    Rain clearing in Montecito, Summerland, Carpinteria and moving south

    Friday, March 2 2018 12:16 PM EST2018-03-02 17:16:35 GMT

    According to the National Weather Service, within the Whittier Fire burn scar area, a maximum of 0.70'' of rain fell each hour from 2:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m.

    According to the National Weather Service, within the Whittier Fire burn scar area, a maximum of 0.70'' of rain fell each hour from 2:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m.

  • Cal Poly baseball opens 30-game home schedule by hosting Pacific

    Cal Poly baseball opens 30-game home schedule by hosting Pacific

    Thursday, March 1 2018 11:50 PM EST2018-03-02 04:50:13 GMT

    Cal Poly (3-5, 0-0 Big West), which earned victories against teams from the Southeastern and Big Ten conferences at the Tony Gwynn Legacy over the weekend, opens the home portion of its 2018 baseball schedule this weekend by hosting Pacific (3-6, 0-0 West Coast) for four games in refurbished Baggett Stadium. 

    Cal Poly (3-5, 0-0 Big West), which earned victories against teams from the Southeastern and Big Ten conferences at the Tony Gwynn Legacy over the weekend, opens the home portion of its 2018 baseball schedule this weekend by hosting Pacific (3-6, 0-0 West Coast) for four games in refurbished Baggett Stadium. 

  • Flash Flood Watch remains in place for Santa Barbara County, heaviest rain expected tonight

    Flash Flood Watch remains in place for Santa Barbara County, heaviest rain expected tonight

    Thursday, March 1 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-03-01 17:14:55 GMT
    Photo by Karen Smilanich OothoudtPhoto by Karen Smilanich Oothoudt

    A Flash Flood Watch for Santa Barbara County will remain in place from Thursday night until Friday morning. Heavy rainfall rates could reach .5’’ per hour and impact the Whittier and Thomas burn areas and possibly cause debris flow. This storm system has potential to bring 1-3 inches of rain from Thursday until it exits the area Saturday. The system will cover San Luis Obispo County and the western portion of Santa Barbara County Thursday morning before sweeping over and c...

    A Flash Flood Watch for Santa Barbara County will remain in place from Thursday night until Friday morning. Heavy rainfall rates could reach .5’’ per hour and impact the Whittier and Thomas burn areas and possibly cause debris flow. This storm system has potential to bring 1-3 inches of rain from Thursday until it exits the area Saturday. The system will cover San Luis Obispo County and the western portion of Santa Barbara County Thursday morning before sweeping over and c...

  • Mostly clear skies Wednesday ahead of Thursday rain event

    Mostly clear skies Wednesday ahead of Thursday rain event

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 11:30 AM EST2018-02-28 16:30:52 GMT
    Photo by Stephanie DrexlerPhoto by Stephanie Drexler

    Wednesday there will be mostly clear skies throughout the Central Coast but there will be some cloud coverage along the coastline. Daytime highs will range from the mid-50s to low 60s throughout the area. Winds are looking to be mild and will remain within a 10-20 mile per hour range, increasing in the afternoon hours. A freeze warning is in effect until 9:00 a.m. Wednesday in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties since overnight temperatures are still in the high 20s to low 30s...

    Wednesday there will be mostly clear skies throughout the Central Coast but there will be some cloud coverage along the coastline. Daytime highs will range from the mid-50s to low 60s throughout the area. Winds are looking to be mild and will remain within a 10-20 mile per hour range, increasing in the afternoon hours. A freeze warning is in effect until 9:00 a.m. Wednesday in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties since overnight temperatures are still in the high 20s to low 30s...

  • Light overnight rainfall does not impact burn areas around and near Montecito

    Light overnight rainfall does not impact burn areas around and near Montecito

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 12:12 PM EST2018-02-27 17:12:47 GMT
    Photo of Avila Beach by John MehalcoPhoto of Avila Beach by John Mehalco

    A cold rain system is making its way out of the Central Coast Tuesday morning. Santa Barbara County was the main concern with this system, particularly near the Thomas Fire burn scar in Montecito.

    A cold rain system is making its way out of the Central Coast Tuesday morning. Santa Barbara County was the main concern with this system, particularly near the Thomas Fire burn scar in Montecito.

  • Clear skies ahead of late morning rain

    Clear skies ahead of late morning rain

    Monday, February 26 2018 11:40 AM EST2018-02-26 16:40:06 GMT
    Photo by Mark RayPhoto by Mark Ray

    There will be mostly clear skies Monday morning ahead of some increasing cloud coverage and scattered showers. That shift will happen late Monday morning as rain will develop over San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Rain potential could range from .1’’-.4’’ of rain with this system. There is a chance of thunderstorms heading into Monday night and continuing into Tuesday morning. As a precaution, the Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management has issu...

    There will be mostly clear skies Monday morning ahead of some increasing cloud coverage and scattered showers. That shift will happen late Monday morning as rain will develop over San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Rain potential could range from .1’’-.4’’ of rain with this system. There is a chance of thunderstorms heading into Monday night and continuing into Tuesday morning. As a precaution, the Santa Barbara Office of Emergency Management has issu...

  • Arroyo Grande to implement new social media tourism campaign

    Arroyo Grande to implement new social media tourism campaign

    Saturday, February 24 2018 2:31 AM EST2018-02-24 07:31:59 GMT

    The Arroyo Grande City Council recently merged its Tourism Business Improvement District and Marketing Committee into one board and is hoping a new online push will draw tourists and visitors into the town year round.

    The Arroyo Grande City Council recently merged its Tourism Business Improvement District and Marketing Committee into one board and is hoping a new online push will draw tourists and visitors into the town year round.

  • A cold night and dry weekend ahead with some potential for March to be more active

    A cold night and dry weekend ahead with some potential for March to be more active

    Friday, February 23 2018 6:53 PM EST2018-02-23 23:53:27 GMT
    A strong high-pressure system will hold its position off the CA coastline bringing us NW winds. The upper-level flow is still in a deep trough over The West allowing cool Canadian air to keep spilling in and low-pressure systems thru the region. These storms have been really moisture-deprived.  Another in a series of weak lows moves thru Monday for roughly .10" of rain.   After that attention will be on two other potential storms.  One March 1-3rd looked very st...
    A strong high-pressure system will hold its position off the CA coastline bringing us NW winds. The upper-level flow is still in a deep trough over The West allowing cool Canadian air to keep spilling in and low-pressure systems thru the region. These storms have been really moisture-deprived.  Another in a series of weak lows moves thru Monday for roughly .10" of rain.   After that attention will be on two other potential storms.  One March 1-3rd looked very st...
  • The art of longsword fighting comes to Cuesta College

    The art of longsword fighting comes to Cuesta College

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:50 PM EST2018-02-23 22:50:47 GMT

    Blackfriar's School of Fence is bringing the art of longsword to Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.

    Blackfriar's School of Fence is bringing the art of longsword to Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.

  • Very light overnight showers ahead of cold morning and afternoon

    Very light overnight showers ahead of cold morning and afternoon

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:28 PM EST2018-02-23 17:28:54 GMT
    Photo by Amberrose WestPhoto by Amberrose West

    Santa Barbara County had light scattered showers overnight but the system was not promising. The areas with the most rainfall were Santa Maria and Casmalia, producing .04’’ of rain. 

    Santa Barbara County had light scattered showers overnight but the system was not promising. The areas with the most rainfall were Santa Maria and Casmalia, producing .04’’ of rain. 

  • Firefighters knock down fire in Lompoc neighborhood

    Firefighters knock down fire in Lompoc neighborhood

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:35 AM EST2018-02-23 14:35:51 GMT

    Shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to a car fire threatening an apartment complex in Lompoc. 

    Shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday, firefighters responded to a car fire threatening an apartment complex in Lompoc. 

  • Frost advisory in effect for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties until 9:00 a.m.

    Frost advisory in effect for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties until 9:00 a.m.

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:58 AM EST2018-02-22 16:58:14 GMT
    Photo of Cambria by Mark RayPhoto of Cambria by Mark Ray

    A cold trough remains over California, which is keeping temperatures seasonal and in the high 40s to low 60s. A frost advisory is in effect in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties until 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning as temperatures remain in the 30s.

    A cold trough remains over California, which is keeping temperatures seasonal and in the high 40s to low 60s. A frost advisory is in effect in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties until 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning as temperatures remain in the 30s.

  • Another night of freezing lows with some rain opportunities down the road

    Another night of freezing lows with some rain opportunities down the road

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 9:16 PM EST2018-02-21 02:16:26 GMT

    Clear skies and dry air set the stage for another very cold night and morning for all of the area. Northern SLO county will again see low to mid-20s, coastal valleys and the Southcoast will see low to mid-30s. Most coastal areas and the Cuyama valley have advisories for the cold overnight as it can damage sensitive plants.  People in the interior where the air will actually be the coldest do not have an advisory, however, should take precautions for pets, pipes, and plants ...

    Clear skies and dry air set the stage for another very cold night and morning for all of the area. Northern SLO county will again see low to mid-20s, coastal valleys and the Southcoast will see low to mid-30s. Most coastal areas and the Cuyama valley have advisories for the cold overnight as it can damage sensitive plants.  People in the interior where the air will actually be the coldest do not have an advisory, however, should take precautions for pets, pipes, and plants ...

  • Hard Freeze Warning remains in place for Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties

    Hard Freeze Warning remains in place for Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:54 AM EST2018-02-20 16:54:56 GMT
    Photo by Rick EvansPhoto by Rick Evans

    A trough of low pressure over California is keeping winter-like temperatures throughout the Central Coast. Daytime highs will be in the low 50s-low 60s throughout most of the Central Coast on Tuesday.

    A trough of low pressure over California is keeping winter-like temperatures throughout the Central Coast. Daytime highs will be in the low 50s-low 60s throughout most of the Central Coast on Tuesday.

  • Cold weather in for much of the week

    Cold weather in for much of the week

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:54 PM EST2018-02-20 01:54:26 GMT

    A large trough in the jet stream will leave cold air in place over the Central Coast most of this week.  Most of the shower activity has ended so the immediate concern is for hard freeze conditions for the coastal valleys tonight and a freeze for the Southcoast as well.  A hard freeze means that temps will dip into below freezing and remain there long enough to do damage to sensitive plants, the upper 20s are forecasted for some coastal valleys tonight.  Tomorrow night ...

    A large trough in the jet stream will leave cold air in place over the Central Coast most of this week.  Most of the shower activity has ended so the immediate concern is for hard freeze conditions for the coastal valleys tonight and a freeze for the Southcoast as well.  A hard freeze means that temps will dip into below freezing and remain there long enough to do damage to sensitive plants, the upper 20s are forecasted for some coastal valleys tonight.  Tomorrow night ...

  • Winter weather brings multiple advisories and warnings Monday morning

    Winter weather brings multiple advisories and warnings Monday morning

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:22 AM EST2018-02-19 16:22:37 GMT
    Photo of Atascadero Lake by Rick EvansPhoto of Atascadero Lake by Rick Evans

    After a weekend with mild temperatures, temperatures throughout the Central Coast are starting to feel more seasonal. From the beaches to the coastal and inland valleys, temperatures will range from the high 40s to high 50s. Light rain is also in the forecast Monday morning but is not expected to stick around past 8:00 a.m. A high surf advisory will be in place Monday morning from 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. along the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo coastlines. Surf is expected to bu...

    After a weekend with mild temperatures, temperatures throughout the Central Coast are starting to feel more seasonal. From the beaches to the coastal and inland valleys, temperatures will range from the high 40s to high 50s. Light rain is also in the forecast Monday morning but is not expected to stick around past 8:00 a.m. A high surf advisory will be in place Monday morning from 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. along the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo coastlines. Surf is expected to bu...

  • Cold front to pass through Central Coast

    Cold front to pass through Central Coast

    Saturday, February 17 2018 11:32 PM EST2018-02-18 04:32:50 GMT
    Photo courtesy: Cecil HortonPhoto courtesy: Cecil Horton

    A cold front will pass through the Central Coast Saturday night into Sunday morning which could produce gentle southerly winds and increasing clouds.

    A cold front will pass through the Central Coast Saturday night into Sunday morning which could produce gentle southerly winds and increasing clouds.

  • Cooler and windy weather arrives early next week

    Cooler and windy weather arrives early next week

    Friday, February 16 2018 9:09 PM EST2018-02-17 02:09:55 GMT

    The headline in weather is that there are a few twists and turns ahead.  Saturday looks mild with more highs in the 70s but some significant changes in temperatures begin on Sunday, 

    The headline in weather is that there are a few twists and turns ahead.  Saturday looks mild with more highs in the 70s but some significant changes in temperatures begin on Sunday, 

  • High-pressure system will bring temps up to the 70s

    High-pressure system will bring temps up to the 70s

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:47 AM EST2018-02-16 16:47:33 GMT
    Photo by Nicole BurkePhoto by Nicole Burke

    A high-pressure system building over California is continuing to bring temperatures above seasonal norms. Daytime highs for the beaches, coastal and inland valleys are expected to be in the low to mid-70s. 

    A high-pressure system building over California is continuing to bring temperatures above seasonal norms. Daytime highs for the beaches, coastal and inland valleys are expected to be in the low to mid-70s. 

  • Social media poses challenge in determining realistic threats

    Social media poses challenge in determining realistic threats

    Thursday, February 15 2018 8:46 PM EST2018-02-16 01:46:44 GMT

    Social media platforms pose a new challenge for law enforcement, schools, parents, and more. 

    Social media platforms pose a new challenge for law enforcement, schools, parents, and more. 

  • Mostly clear skies with temperatures on the rise

    Mostly clear skies with temperatures on the rise

    Thursday, February 15 2018 11:43 AM EST2018-02-15 16:43:06 GMT
    Photo by Debbie CardinalePhoto by Debbie Cardinale

    After a small amount of rain earlier in the week, skies are continuing to clear and temperatures are increasing throughout the Central Coast. 

    After a small amount of rain earlier in the week, skies are continuing to clear and temperatures are increasing throughout the Central Coast. 

  • How to correctly pronounce local city names

    How to correctly pronounce local city names

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 9:07 PM EST2018-02-15 02:07:59 GMT

    What's in a name?  A lot when it comes to local cities.  Residents cringe when they hear someone say San "Louis" Obispo. Is there really a right way or a wrong way to say a city's name and how much does it matter?   

    What's in a name?  A lot when it comes to local cities.  Residents cringe when they hear someone say San "Louis" Obispo. Is there really a right way or a wrong way to say a city's name and how much does it matter?   

  • Temperatures remain seasonal following light rain

    Temperatures remain seasonal following light rain

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:17 PM EST2018-02-14 17:17:29 GMT
    Photo by Chris MartinelliPhoto by Chris Martinelli

    Valentine’s Day will be cool with seasonal temperatures, especially compared to where temperatures were the previous week. Across the beaches, coastal and inland valleys, temperatures will range from low to high 60s.

    Valentine’s Day will be cool with seasonal temperatures, especially compared to where temperatures were the previous week. Across the beaches, coastal and inland valleys, temperatures will range from low to high 60s.

  • Storm system moving out and temps warm to close the week

    Storm system moving out and temps warm to close the week

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 8:27 PM EST2018-02-14 01:27:35 GMT
    Photo by Debbie CardinalePhoto by Debbie Cardinale

    Quiet weather returns Wednesday and temps warm by the end of the week into the 70s.  No new rain systems in sight.

    Quiet weather returns Wednesday and temps warm by the end of the week into the 70s.  No new rain systems in sight.

  • Much cooler temperatures with chance of rain

    Much cooler temperatures with chance of rain

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 12:12 AM EST2018-02-13 05:12:26 GMT
    Photo by Al PepitoPhoto by Al Pepito

    Not much to get excited about with the current storm.  Some additional scattered showers are possible with wrap around moisture returning later Tuesday but totals should stay less than .10" for most, a few locations in the SB mountains could get up to a half.  Inland areas and northern SLO county will see little to no additional rain.

    Not much to get excited about with the current storm.  Some additional scattered showers are possible with wrap around moisture returning later Tuesday but totals should stay less than .10" for most, a few locations in the SB mountains could get up to a half.  Inland areas and northern SLO county will see little to no additional rain.

  • Schilling earns ninth fall in Cal Poly’s 38-9 dual meet loss to Arizona State

    Schilling earns ninth fall in Cal Poly’s 38-9 dual meet loss to Arizona State

    Monday, February 12 2018 12:31 AM EST2018-02-12 05:31:57 GMT

    Colton Schilling won by fall and Tom Lane earned an overtime victory as Cal Poly concluded the dual meet portion of its wrestling schedule with a 38-9 loss to No. 8 Arizona State on Sunday inside Mott Athletics Center. 

    Colton Schilling won by fall and Tom Lane earned an overtime victory as Cal Poly concluded the dual meet portion of its wrestling schedule with a 38-9 loss to No. 8 Arizona State on Sunday inside Mott Athletics Center. 

  • Rain chances return to the forecast but the system doesn't look strong

    Rain chances return to the forecast but the system doesn't look strong

    Sunday, February 11 2018 9:52 PM EST2018-02-12 02:52:32 GMT

    A cold front is sliding down the coastline and NW winds will pick up Monday at 15-30mph.  High temps which have pushed or broke records much of the month will fall to below average.  Skies will be partly cloudy with occasional light showers possible. Tuesday an upper low spins over the area which will continue the opportunities for a few showers here and there, but again the system looks starved for moisture to work with. Wednesday-Saturday we'll return to the pattern of n...

    A cold front is sliding down the coastline and NW winds will pick up Monday at 15-30mph.  High temps which have pushed or broke records much of the month will fall to below average.  Skies will be partly cloudy with occasional light showers possible. Tuesday an upper low spins over the area which will continue the opportunities for a few showers here and there, but again the system looks starved for moisture to work with. Wednesday-Saturday we'll return to the pattern of n...

  • San Luis Obispo ties, breaks record-high temperatures 11 out of 14 days

    San Luis Obispo ties, breaks record-high temperatures 11 out of 14 days

    Saturday, February 10 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-02-10 22:27:08 GMT

    Over the last 13 days, 10 of them have seen record-high temperatures in San Luis Obispo.

    Over the last 13 days, 10 of them have seen record-high temperatures in San Luis Obispo.

  • Cooler temps and even a chance of rain next week

    Cooler temps and even a chance of rain next week

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:59 PM EST2018-02-10 04:59:22 GMT

    The massive ridge of high pressure which has dominated the weather across California for weeks looks to buckle into early next week.  The main feature we are interested in locally is an area of cut-off low pressure.  These pesky weather features are notorious for being difficult to nail down.  The reason they are called “cut off” is that they are upper-level areas of low pressure which get less steering from the jet stream, they are like the weather version ...

    The massive ridge of high pressure which has dominated the weather across California for weeks looks to buckle into early next week.  The main feature we are interested in locally is an area of cut-off low pressure.  These pesky weather features are notorious for being difficult to nail down.  The reason they are called “cut off” is that they are upper-level areas of low pressure which get less steering from the jet stream, they are like the weather version ...

  • Daytime highs above seasonal averages but cooling on the way

    Daytime highs above seasonal averages but cooling on the way

    Friday, February 9 2018 11:46 AM EST2018-02-09 16:46:11 GMT

    The Central Coast will see another day of above seasonal temperatures. Highs at the beaches are expected to be around low to mid-70s, while the inland and coastal valleys will be warmer with potential for daytime highs to reach mid-70s to mid-80s.

    The Central Coast will see another day of above seasonal temperatures. Highs at the beaches are expected to be around low to mid-70s, while the inland and coastal valleys will be warmer with potential for daytime highs to reach mid-70s to mid-80s.

  • The Haunt Atascadero reveals Valentine's Day-themed scare

    The Haunt Atascadero reveals Valentine's Day-themed scare

    Thursday, February 8 2018 9:53 PM EST2018-02-09 02:53:24 GMT

    The Haunt in Atascadero wants to make your Valentine's Day one to remember. 

    The Haunt in Atascadero wants to make your Valentine's Day one to remember. 

  • Offshore winds help push some of the marine layer back

    Offshore winds help push some of the marine layer back

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:50 PM EST2018-02-08 20:50:09 GMT

    Back to warm conditions to close the week with more offshore night and morning breeze setting up, it isn't particularly strong but the ridge of high pressure continues to produce surface high pressure limiting the extent of marine cooling. We do see a bit of a change Saturday into Monday when an upper level low spins up and slides thru the area, NW winds 15-25 near the coast Saturday will keep skies clear but also serve to bring temps down. High-pressure returns Wednesday into Thurs...

    Back to warm conditions to close the week with more offshore night and morning breeze setting up, it isn't particularly strong but the ridge of high pressure continues to produce surface high pressure limiting the extent of marine cooling. We do see a bit of a change Saturday into Monday when an upper level low spins up and slides thru the area, NW winds 15-25 near the coast Saturday will keep skies clear but also serve to bring temps down. High-pressure returns Wednesday into Thurs...

  • More coastal fog ahead of cool down

    More coastal fog ahead of cool down

    Thursday, February 8 2018 7:16 AM EST2018-02-08 12:16:09 GMT
    Thursday there will be lingering low clouds and fog along the coastline of the Central Coast but temperatures are going to be meeting above seasonal averages. Daytime highs at the beaches will range from the mid-60s to mid-75s depending on how long the coastal fog will stick around Thursday. The coastal valleys are forecast to be much warmer with temperatures ranging from the high 70s to low 80s. Daytime highs in the inland valleys are expected to be a little cooler with tempera...
    Thursday there will be lingering low clouds and fog along the coastline of the Central Coast but temperatures are going to be meeting above seasonal averages. Daytime highs at the beaches will range from the mid-60s to mid-75s depending on how long the coastal fog will stick around Thursday. The coastal valleys are forecast to be much warmer with temperatures ranging from the high 70s to low 80s. Daytime highs in the inland valleys are expected to be a little cooler with tempera...
  • Patchy low clouds Wednesday morning ahead of warm day

    Patchy low clouds Wednesday morning ahead of warm day

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 12:03 PM EST2018-02-07 17:03:53 GMT
    Photo by Andrew J CannonPhoto by Andrew J Cannon

    More low clouds and fog will cover portions of the Central Coast this morning and afternoon. A dense fog advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. this morning for the south coast portion of Santa Barbara County. This means low visibility and hazardous driving conditions. As cloud coverage hangs along the coast Wednesday, temperatures will still heat up and be above seasonal averages.The beaches will be in the mid-70s while the coastal valleys will be warmer ranging in temperatur...

    More low clouds and fog will cover portions of the Central Coast this morning and afternoon. A dense fog advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. this morning for the south coast portion of Santa Barbara County. This means low visibility and hazardous driving conditions. As cloud coverage hangs along the coast Wednesday, temperatures will still heat up and be above seasonal averages.The beaches will be in the mid-70s while the coastal valleys will be warmer ranging in temperatur...

  • No rain in the short term but models show a potential pattern shift late in the month

    No rain in the short term but models show a potential pattern shift late in the month

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 11:52 PM EST2018-02-07 04:52:03 GMT

    Marine layer re-developed today as expected as southerly winds pushed it up from the Santa Barbra county Southcoast. There is very little new in the forecast, the high-pressure ridge is still in place and not much change into the Thursday.  Friday into the weekend some NW wind picks up with a trough digging in, and winds Saturday could be 15-30mph at the coast.  But the ridge of high pressure builds again next week for warm and dry weather.   Models are back to liking...

    Marine layer re-developed today as expected as southerly winds pushed it up from the Santa Barbra county Southcoast. There is very little new in the forecast, the high-pressure ridge is still in place and not much change into the Thursday.  Friday into the weekend some NW wind picks up with a trough digging in, and winds Saturday could be 15-30mph at the coast.  But the ridge of high pressure builds again next week for warm and dry weather.   Models are back to liking...

  • Some morning low clouds but warm temperatures continue

    Some morning low clouds but warm temperatures continue

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 7:46 AM EST2018-02-06 12:46:11 GMT
    Photo of Avila Beach by John MehalcoPhoto of Avila Beach by John Mehalco

    The Central Coast will have another day of above seasonal temperatures.

    The Central Coast will have another day of above seasonal temperatures.

  • Police: Teen shot by brother in Santa Maria dies of injuries

    Police: Teen shot by brother in Santa Maria dies of injuries

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 12:37 AM EST2018-02-06 05:37:48 GMT
    (Credit: SMPD)(Credit: SMPD)

    A 13-year-old boy who police say was shot by his brother Saturday in Santa Maria has reportedly died from his injuries. 

    A 13-year-old boy who police say was shot by his brother Saturday in Santa Maria has reportedly died from his injuries. 

  • Dry conditions continue, temperatures in the 70s and 80s

    Dry conditions continue, temperatures in the 70s and 80s

    Monday, February 5 2018 7:31 AM EST2018-02-05 12:31:11 GMT
    Photo of Shell Beach by Teri HunterPhoto of Shell Beach by Teri Hunter

    Monday will be another day of dry conditions and above normal daytime temperatures.  A ridge of high pressure off the coast of California is blocking any relief from the heat. 

    Monday will be another day of dry conditions and above normal daytime temperatures.  A ridge of high pressure off the coast of California is blocking any relief from the heat. 

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