Eye on the Coast

Fourth of July concert at the Cliffs Resort, event photos

Perfect weather and great views greeted attendees at the Fourth of July celebration at the Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach. With music, lawn games, a full bar and fire pits, the resort’s oceanfront lawn is a local treasure.... (Continue reading)

Lunar eclipse creates spectacular blood moon

The full moon glistened red on Sunday evening and early Monday morning in what is know as a blood moon. During a total lunar eclipse; the Sun, Moon and Earth lie in a straight line which casts a shadow on... (Continue reading)

Application for marijuana farm by Santa Maria campus withdrawn

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Following backlash over proposing a cannabis farm next to a new high school campus in Santa Maria, the grower announced it has withdrawn its permit application for the project. [KSBY] Stateside Greens had been seeking to plant... (Continue reading)

Curfew or not, fall has arrived in SLO County

PHOTOS by RICHARD BASTIAN With frost on the leaves, turkeys scavenge for acorns oblivious to the impending Thanksgiving feast. On a drive through San Luis Obispo County, photographer Richard Bastian snapped pictures that remind us of the beauty during these... (Continue reading)

SLO County residents vote to increase taxes

By CCN STAFF Election night returns show Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo voters favoring 1% sales tax increases, according to unofficial election results. While five of the seven cities in San Luis Obispo County... (Continue reading)

Pandemic or not, spring has arrived in SLO County

PHOTOS by RICHARD BASTIAN Poppies bloom and horses prance through green meadows, oblivious to the current chaos. On a drive through San Luis Obispo County, photographer Richard Bastian snapped pictures that capture the beauty of our community in the spring.... (Continue reading)

Annual Central Coast drag show, event photos

Local drag divas competed for the title of Miss or Mister Central Coast Pride 2019 last Saturday night at the Guild Hall in San Luis Obispo. Proceeds from the sold-out 3rd Annual Central Coast Pride Pageant will be used to... (Continue reading)

Holiday Fire in Goleta, video and photo gallery

A wildfire burning in the foothills above Goleta has consumed 50 to 80 acres and destroyed 20 structures.Santa Barbara County Fire produced the following videos and photos. [Cal Coast Times]         VegFire-#HolidayIncident FF’s from the Los Angeles... (Continue reading)

Templeton High School seniors graduate, photos

Photos by Richard Bastian On Thursday evening, 188 Templeton High School graduating seniors received diplomas at the Eagles Stadium in the small community of Templeton. Parents, family and friends filled the seats leaving only the lawn for late attendees. The... (Continue reading)

Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County reopened on Sunday

Highway 101 reopened on Sunday nearly two weeks after mudslides killed at least 21 people and closed Highway 101 in southern Santa Barbara County. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after noon, Traffic began moving again on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)