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  • Local couple wants stricter laws after dog killed by pit bull

    May 15, 2012 9:25 PM

    A Nipomo couple is grieving the loss of their dog, after it was killed by another dog at a Morro Bay RV park on Mother's Day. Gary and Patty Roche were visiting friends at the Morro Dunes RV Park at around 5 Sunday evening. They put their 8 lb.... more »
  • CHP: Driver charged with murder after crash kills passenger

    April 19, 2012 12:38 AM

    The California Highway Patrol identified the victim killed in a crash on Highway 1 early Wednesday morning as a 27-year-old Cayucos woman, and the man charged with murder for causing the crash. Ashley Malmen was a passenger in Michael Kessler's car. The CHP says 36-year-old Kessler was on drugs... more »
  • Two boaters rescued after boat capsizes

    March 30, 2012 2:48 AM

    The Coast Guard rescued the two men early Thursday morning after a rogue wave hit their sailboat near Morro Bay shortly after midnight. The sailboat rolled over south of the harbor entrance, breaking its mast. Paul Bloch and Ken Price never expected their sailing trip from Marina Del Rey... more »
  • Sharks blamed for record number of sea otter deaths in local waters

    February 29, 2012 2:59 AM

    A record number of sea otters died last year in California and scientists are searching for solutions. The U.S. Geological Survey says 335 dead, sick or injured otters were found and one major culprit is sharks. One local biologist says it's an alarming trend. He is seeing the largest... more »
  • Couple forced to leave Sunny Acres, now living in car

    September 1, 2011 1:21 AM

    Brex Owen and Velma Hunt say they need help now more than ever. Last week Sunny Acres Owner Dan Devaul told more than a dozen people to leave the sober-living facility by Monday morning. This, after a judge threatened to take over control of the 70-acre ranch if people continued... more »
  • Cal Poly professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Ramos dies at age 63

    July 24, 2011 7:04 PM

    Cal Poly professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Ramos was found dead in his Morro Bay home Saturday afternoon. His co-worker and friend contacted the Morro Bay Police Department after she was unable to get in touch with Ramos for about a week. Officers eventually broke into Ramos's home... more »
  • Man accidentally triggers boat emergency device, prompting helicopter search

    June 11, 2011 7:43 PM

    If you were near Morro Bay or Los Osos early Saturday you may have seen a helicopter circling. The Harbor Patrol says it was looking for a boat in distress. Turns out the boat's occupant accidentally triggered an emergency device while it was on land. Harbor Patrol says the... more »
  • Flag in Morro Bay City park taken down, will stay that way until light is repaired

    April 18, 2011 2:57 PM

    The Morro Bay Recreation and Parks Department has taken down the flag that was flying in the Morro Bay City park, after KSBY News went digging for answers to see why it was being flown at night, without a light. The department's director says it meant no disrespect, it... more »
  • Morro Bay families take going green to the extreme as part of national competition

    April 15, 2011 8:47 PM

    For the next five months, eight Morro Bay families will be putting their farming skills to the test, right in their own backyards. The group is one of ten teams nationwide chosen to compete in Sunset Magazine's "One-Block Feast Contest." The winning team will be featured in the... more »
  • Morro Bay woman born and raised in Japan speaks about her family's experience

    March 12, 2011 1:30 AM

    Japan is nearly 8,000 miles away but the devastation hits close to home for some Central Coast residents. Miki Suzuki was born and raised in Japan. She and her husband now live in Morro Bay but her her entire family is still across the Pacific. She could only watch... more »
  • Hundreds gather to celebrate the life of Jack LaLanne

    March 6, 2011 7:49 PM

    People gathered in Morro Bay Sunday to honor the "Godfather of Fitness," Jack LaLanne. He died in January at his Morro Bay home from respiratory failure linked to pneumonia. The family held a public memorial service in Los Angeles last month, but on Sunday the Central Coast community had its... more »
  • Jack LaLanne's family speaks to KSBY

    January 24, 2011 10:21 PM

    Jack LaLanne's family is sharing precious memories of the man known as the "Godfather of Fitness." He died Sunday at his home in Morro Bay from respiratory failure linked to pneumonia . He was 96. For most people, living to be 96 is quite the accomplishment, but Jack Lalanne... more »
  • Jack LaLanne inspired Central Coast residents

    January 24, 2011 1:39 PM

    Fitness legend and Morro Bay resident Jack LaLanne started a health revolution. Just a day after his death, it's clear his teachings have inspired so many people on the Central Coast and throughout the world. LaLanne died of pneumonia Sunday afternoon at his home in Morro Bay. He was... more »
  • Morro Bay Police Officer sworn in at local hospital

    January 24, 2011 2:59 AM

    The Morro Bay Police Department welcomed its newest member to the force today. David Smith was sworn in this afternoon as the 17th officer for the Morro Bay Police Department, but this particular ceremony was held in the most unlikely of places. As David Smith took the officer's... more »
  • Fitness Legend Jack LaLanne dies at 96

    January 24, 2011 2:49 AM

    The fitness guru and nutritional expert who called the Central Coast home has died. Jack LaLanne passed away this afternoon at his home in Morro Bay. His agent says he died of respiratory failure due to pneumonia. LaLanne worked to encourage people across the nation to follow a healthy... more »
  • New support group helps local veterans

    January 21, 2011 1:35 AM

    Local veterans are getting some much-needed help thanks to a new group in Morro Bay. The Morro Bay Veterans Support Group held its first meeting at the Eagles Club Thursday night. Many of the people who attended served in the Vietnam War. Organizers formed the group to help local veterans... more »
  • Coast Guard reports higher number of false flare sightings

    December 28, 2010 10:21 PM

    The Coast Guard in Morro Bay says it's received three false alarms from people thinking they saw flares over the water. Flares are designed to signal some kind of emergency. The last three sightings since Friday have turned out to be a shooting star, fireworks, and a flashlight. The Coast... more »
  • Volunteers host free Thanksgiving dinner for community

    November 25, 2010 9:24 PM

    The Morro Bay Community Center was home to the 13th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner this afternoon. More than 300 people showed up to the event-- hosted by the Morro Bay Peace Officers' Association and the Rotary Club. The Cuesta College Choir provided some musical entertainment and the local boy scouts helped... more »
  • Morro Bay man shares his experience aboard "Carnival Splendor"

    November 11, 2010 8:31 PM

    More than 4,500 passengers and crew are back on land after spending days at sea aboard a crippled Carnival cruise liner. A Morro Bay man who was on board the "Carnival Splendor" is sharing his experience with KSBY News. Tug boats pulled the disabled cruise liner into port... more »
  • Bill Yates wins Morro Bay Mayoral Race

    November 11, 2010 4:37 PM

    More than a week after Election Day the City of Morro Bay's Mayoral Race is finally in the books. As of Wednesday afternoon, Bill Yates had 50 percent of the vote, and current Councilwoman Betty Winholtz had 48 percent. Just 73 votes separate the two candidates but the... more »
  • Local lottery winner claims his cash

    October 21, 2010 12:45 AM

    Morro Bay's lottery winner has finally come forward after almost two months. California Lottery officials say John Davis of Morro Bay turned in his $135 million ticket this morning at one of their district offices. It's the sixth largest jackpot in California Lottery history. Martha Enriquez works at Bottle... more »
  • Survivor of boating accident shares experience exclusively with KSBY

    October 6, 2010 1:38 AM

    One of the survivors of this weekend's boating accident in Morro Bay shares his horrifying experience exclusively with KSBY. He was one of two people who managed to survive when their fishing boat capsized in the fog Saturday near Morro Bay Harbor. A third person was not so lucky. ... more »
  • New details emerge in fatal boating accident in Morro Bay

    October 3, 2010 8:25 PM

    We are learning more about the boating accident that killed one person and sent two people to the hospital. A fishing boat capsized just before 2 p.m. Saturday in the surf line about one mile south of the Morro Bay Harbor entrance. The three people on board were... more »
  • 9-year-old cancer survivor's photography on display in Morro Bay this weekend

    September 3, 2010 3:32 PM

    This Labor Day weekend, a 9-year-old cancer survivor's photography will be on display and available to buy at Art in the Park in Morro Bay. At age two, Spencer Caserio was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Despite six months of aggressive chemotherapy, he relapsed. His... more »
  • Locals say Morro Bay lottery winner is a barber

    August 30, 2010 9:49 PM

    Morro Bay has a new multi-millionaire courtesy of the California lottery. The winner holds a ticket worth $133 million from Friday's Mega-Millions jackpot. No one has officially come forward, but the community is certainly talking. Morro Bay is a buzz about a barber named John Davis. He works with... more »
  • Local parents excited about Project Surf Camp's $50,000 win

    July 9, 2010 7:42 PM

    A local non-profit that gained national attention this week, will now be able to help even more special needs children. Project Surf Camp in Morro Bay recently received a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. The non-profit was one of the runners up in the Today Show's... more »
  • Project Surf Camp receives $50,000 in national Today Show contest

    July 7, 2010 2:58 PM

    Project Surf Camp, a local nonprofit out of Morro Bay, received a grant for $50,000 after being chosen as a runner-up in the Today Show's "What Do You Care About TODAY" contest. The organization teaches local children with special needs how to surf. Project Surf Camp was one of... more »
  • Morro Bay Harbor Director steps down after 20 years

    June 25, 2010 9:12 PM

    A bittersweet day in Morro Bay as the man at the helm of the city's harbor steps down. Rick Algert has served as the Morro Bay harbor director for 20 years. During that time he has worked with the commercial fishing industry and the Embarcadero businesses. It... more »
  • Morro Bay Harbor Director to retire after 20 years

    June 25, 2010 6:12 PM

    Morro Bay Harbor Director Rick Algert is stepping down after 20 years of service. Friday was his last day in the position. The Morro Bay City Council has not said if it will fill Algert's position. It is scheduled to consider a report on reorganizing the Harbor Department... more »
  • Search and rescue mission shut down South Bay Boulevard Friday

    June 19, 2010 7:25 PM

    We're learning more about an incident that shut down South Bay Boulevard in Morro Bay late Friday afternoon. Officers say between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. they shut down South Bay Boulevard while authorities looked for a 50-year-old suicidal woman. Several agencies, including a CHP helicopter, searched for... more »
  • Foodbank helps local school feed students and families

    June 3, 2010 9:45 PM

    Hunger is a growing problem along the Central Coast. Many people are out of a job while others are working but still don't make enough to feed their families. The San Luis Obispo County Foodbank Coalition says need has grown by 25 percent in the last year. An estimated... more »
  • Morro Bay takes a stand on fish farms

    May 25, 2010 2:38 AM

    The Morro Bay City Council takes a stand on fish farms. The council voted Monday to send a letter to Congresswoman Lois Capps asking her to take a closer look at a new bill. That bill would put regulations in place for corporations who try to create fish... more »
  • Search for missing Morro Bay man suspended

    May 5, 2010 1:51 PM

    The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the Morro Bay man who went missing while camping in the Los Padres National Forest, near Big Sur. Randall Young was reported missing Sunday afternoon. The Coast Guard says Young left for the Plaskett Campground last Wednesday and was due to... more »
  • Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show revs up local economy

    May 2, 2010 10:07 PM

    An annual car show is boasting another great turnout and that's boosting one local city's economy. The Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show wrapped up Sunday with a Show and Shine, and an awards ceremony. This year's show brought more than 500 hot rods and classic cars to the... more »
  • Classic cars cruise Morro Bay

    May 1, 2010 2:37 AM

    Hot rods and classic cars were cruising in Morro Bay. A variety of different makes and models were on display Friday for the 14th annual "Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show." Local celebrity, 95-year-old Jack Lalanne, rode in the grand marshall's car, a 1940 Ford. The car show was originally... more »
  • Tim Olivas sworn in as Morro Bay Police Chief

    April 27, 2010 2:19 AM

    The city of Morro Bay officially welcomes its new police chief. Tim Olivas was sworn in to his new post at Monday's city council meeting. He replaces John Derohan who retired last Friday. Olivas was first hired by the Morro Bay Police Department back in 1987. He left... more »
  • New Morro Bay Police Chief to be sworn in Monday night

    April 26, 2010 9:15 AM

    The City of Morro Bay will officially have a new police chief. Commander Tim Olivas will be sworn in as the city's police chief at Monday's city council meeting. On Friday, Chief John Derohan officially retired after 31 years in law enforcement. Chief Derohan was hired by the... more »
  • Morro Bay police chief will officially retire Friday

    April 23, 2010 9:15 AM

    Morro Bay's Police Chief will officially retire Friday, after 31 years in law enforcement. Chief John Derohan was hired by the City of Morro Bay back in 2002 to replace retiring Chief Joe Loven. In 2004, he was officially sworn in as the city's sixth police chief. Chief Derohan... more »
  • Man rescued after boat sinks off the coast of Morro Bay

    April 14, 2010 3:50 PM

    The Coast Guard rescues one person, after their fishing boat sinks off the coast Wednesday afternoon. The Coast Guard says it responded to a report of a fishing vessel taking on water about 30 miles southwest of Morro Bay at about 12:15 p.m. The vessel sank shortly before Coast... more »
  • Morro Bay hosts city-wide yard sale

    April 10, 2010 9:46 PM

    It was a bargain hunter's dream in Morro Bay Saturday morning. People took to the streets to make one person's trash their treasure for the eighth annual spring city-wide garage sale. Several sales were even donating their cash to charity. Organizers say the event is a community... more »
  • Morro Bay to host city-wide yard sale

    April 9, 2010 6:07 PM

    Get your treasure hunt on at the Morro Bay Yard Sale Saturday and Sunday. Budget-minded shoppers can check out more than 100 garage sales throughout the city, and organizers say a lot of the money goes right back into the community. "We'll be raising money for the Fourth... more »
  • Police officers serve and collect in Morro Bay

    April 3, 2010 1:39 AM

    The Morro Bay Police Department held a "Tip-a-Cop" event at the city's community center Friday night. Morro Bay's finest served as waiters to raise money for the Special Olympics. San Luis Obispo County Special Olympics Regional Manager Stephanie Hennessey attended the event and was thrilled with the officers' involvement.... more »
  • Fire destroys garage in Morro Bay

    March 10, 2010 2:37 AM

    The fire is out, but the investigation has just begun after flames destroy a garage in Morro Bay. Two people were injured, including a firefighter. The fire broke out around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of Ironwood Avenue. When fire crews arrived, the garage was fully involved. ... more »
  • Man rescued off the waters of Morro Bay

    March 9, 2010 9:07 AM

    A man is taken to the hospital for hypothermia after he was rescued from the waters in Morro Bay. The coast guard says the man fell from his dinghy last night at about 6:30 p.m. near the harbor. He began screaming for help, and was eventually able to get... more »
  • Morro Bay City Council considers allowing a medical marijuana dispensary in the city

    March 9, 2010 1:51 AM

    The Morro Bay City Council considers allowing a medical marijuana dispensary in the city limits. The city council discussed a proposal Monday night that would allow one or even two dispensaries in the city under certain guidelines. Charles Lynch gained national attention when he was convicted on federal charges... more »
  • Medical marijuana dispensaries topic of Morro Bay's City Council meeting

    March 8, 2010 9:40 AM

    Medical marijuana dispensaries will be one of the topics discussed at Monday night's city council meeting in Morro Bay. The council will consider an amendment to establish regulations and procedures to medical marijuana collectives. Morro Bay has long been the center of a controversial case that gained national attention.... more »
  • Prescribed burn in areas of Morro Bay State Park

    February 22, 2010 8:20 AM

    If you see or smell smoke near Morro Bay State Park, don't worry, it's only a prescribed burn. California State Park, Cal Fire and Morro Bay fire crews will conduct the burn in the park boundary areas of La Loma, Kings and Carmel Streets, and Lower State Park Road.... more »
  • Coast Guard boat flips during rescue in Morro Bay

    February 13, 2010 8:23 PM

    Photo Courtesy of: Geri Lanier Some scary moments in Morro Bay Saturday when large waves caused a Coast Guard boat to flip. Witnesses say the Coast Guard cutter was towing a skiff boat back to shore when it got stuck in some large wave sets. The strong... more »
  • Large squid arrive on the Central Coast

    February 12, 2010 5:25 PM

    Local fishermen report an unusual catch for the Central Coast Hundreds of large squid have been caught in recent weeks all along the California coast. KSBY spoke with fishermen on the docks in Morro Bay who have been bringing in boats full of the giant squid. Watch... more »
  • Local wildlife center struggling to keep up with spike in sick pelicans

    February 10, 2010 7:51 PM

    A spike in the number of sick pelicans could force several rescue centers to close their doors. Since January 1, wildlife centers in Central and Southern California have received nearly 500 birds. That is more than they usually see all year. Experts say the pelicans appear to be... more »
  • Police uncover stolen property in Morro Bay home

    January 16, 2010 1:51 AM

    Police arrest two people after finding stolen property in a vehicle and home in Morro Bay. Officers served a search warrant in the 400 block of Java Street Friday afternoon. They say they found drug items inside, along with stolen tools and electronics. Officers believe the items were... more »
  • Police search underway in Morro Bay

    January 15, 2010 7:25 PM

    Morro Bay Police say they've served a search warrant at an undisclosed location on Java Street. People driving through may see police in the area, and officers say they will release more information as it becomes available. KSBY has a crew on the way. Keep checking ksby.com for updates,... more »
  • Power restored to thousands of PG&E customers in Morro Bay

    January 11, 2010 8:09 PM

    A piece of malfunctioning equipment is to blame for a power outage in Morro Bay earlier, according to a PG&E spokesperson. Residents lost power around 4:00p.m. Monday for about 20 minutes. About 3,800 people were effected by the power outage.
  • Man accused of DUI manslaughter to appear before jury

    January 10, 2010 11:46 PM

    The man accused of driving his motorcycle drunk and killing his passenger is scheduled to appear in front of a jury Monday. George Willard, 39, of Tehachapi was arraigned for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated back in June of last year. Investigators say Willard was speeding and driving drunk in Morro... more »
  • Skeletal remains found between Morro Bay and Los Osos

    January 4, 2010 7:18 PM

    A man searching for his dog between Morro Bay and Los Osos found a body instead, Monday afternoon. He discovered what the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's are describing as skeletal remains in the bushes, just off of South Bay Blvd., north of Turri Road. Sheriff's say it appears... more »
  • Community mourns the death of Morro Bay High School student

    January 4, 2010 12:53 PM

    The Morro Bay community is mourning the death of a high school student who died on Dec ember 31. The student, Dominic Riolo, was a senior at Morro Bay High School. The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear at this time. The school has grief counselors on... more »
  • Fitness guru & Morro Bay resident Jack LaLanne recovering after surgery

    December 16, 2009 11:41 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fitness pioneer Jack LaLanne is recovering from heart valve surgery at his home in Morro Bay. LaLanne's publicist, Ariel Hankin, said Tuesday that the 95-year-old underwent the procedure at a Los Angeles hospital on December 8. Hankin says that before the surgery LaLanne told... more »
  • They protect and serve, but can they stay in tune? Look out for Caroling Cops!

    December 8, 2009 5:26 AM

    They might not be dashing through the snow, but some local police officers will be driving their cars around Morro Bay to spread some Christmas cheer. Each year, the Morro Bay Police Department and the Morro Bay Neighborhood Watch Association holds its Caroling Cops event. For four nights, officers... more »
  • Hunting season controversy in Morro Bay

    December 3, 2009 10:19 PM

    The water in and around Morro Bay is enjoyed by folks with a variety of interests year round. This time of the year, hunters frequent the area hunting for brant geese. However, there are those who feel this location should no longer be used for that purpose. Bob Lyons,... more »
  • Hunting season in Morro Bay

    December 3, 2009 2:58 PM

    The water in and around Morro Bay is enjoyed by folks with a variety of interests year round. This time of the year, hunters frequent the area hunting for brant geese. However, there are those who feel this location should no longer be used for that purpose. Bob Lyons,... more »
  • Central Coast cities host a weekend of holiday parades

    December 3, 2009 2:35 PM

    This weekend is full of holiday fun as many Central Coast cities will host their annual parades. IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY: On Friday: * Lompoc's Annual Children's Holiday Parade starts at 6 p.m. south on "H" Street, turning west on Ocean Avenue and south to "I" Streets. This... more »
  • A special Thanksgiving in Morro Bay

    November 26, 2009 8:35 PM

    Every year, the community of Morro Bay comes together to help those less fortunate on Thanksgiving. The Morro Bay Peace Officers' Association, police officers, the Rotary Club and volunteers team up, and this year was no exception. They held a special holiday meal and also provided Thanksgiving deliveries. Those... more »
  • 12th Annual Morro Bay Thanksgiving Dinner

    November 26, 2009 12:56 PM

    The Morro Bay Peace Officers' Association and the Rotary Club of Morro Bay are hosting their 12th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day! They've also invited community members to the holiday event which starts at 1 p.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. The local Boy Scouts will be serving the... more »
  • Coast Guard crews rescue mariner from sinking boat

    November 26, 2009 12:30 PM

    The Coast Guard rescued a mariner from his sinking boat just before midnight Wednesday. Coast Guard crews responded after a report that a 56-foot recreational boat, Firefly, was caught in the surf zone off Cayucos. The boater was able to get the boat out of that surf zone and... more »
  • Community invited to free Thanksgiving meal in Morro Bay

    November 24, 2009 7:47 AM

    Folks in Morro Bay are preparing for the 12th annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Each year, the Morro Bay Peace Officer's Association and Rotary Club of Morro Bay team up for their Thanksgiving dinner. Community members are always invited for the free feast. Local boy scouts plan to serve up... more »
  • Morro Bay's Shipe chases down CIF title

    November 21, 2009 7:49 PM

    After running nearly three miles, Morro Bay High senior James Shipe won a CIF-Southern Section cross country title by two seconds. Shipe won the Division IV boy's race with a time of 15:21, two seconds ahead of the second place finisher. Nipomo High's Andrew Garcia finished third at 15:40,... more »
  • Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade will set sail on December 5th

    November 17, 2009 1:05 PM

    The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce, along with the Morro Bay Merchants Association and the City of Morro Bay, announce they will host the Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, December 5th. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the Morro Bay Waterfront. Boats will line up... more »
  • Family and friends celebrate the life of a Los Osos fisherman who died at sea

    November 12, 2009 7:42 PM

    Family and friends of a Los Osos fisherman will celebrate his life at a gathering in Morro Bay. A funeral was held on Thursday for David Kubiak, a local fisherman who died earlier this month after falling off his fishing boat. The celebration will be held at the... more »

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