A special barge is on its way to Santa Barbara full of parts, pumps and pipes necessary to work on the offshore components to the urgently needed desalination plant.
The demand for holiday workers has begun but with a drop in unemployment rates on the Central Coast, the efforts to fill those positions becomes difficult. Some staffing firms are having to change the way they recruit in order to get more people hired for their clients.
Authorities have not yet released the name of a man killed over the weekend in a motorcycle crash on Highway 166, but identify the victim as a 31-year-old Seaside, California resident.
The California Highway Patrol has put out a BOL (Be on the Lookout) for a silver 2005 Subaru Forester with a California license plate number 5JKZ255 suspected of being involved in a child abduction out of Sonoma County.