The Pentagon wants thousands of California National Guardsmen who received so-called "re-enlistment bonuses" several years ago to return to duty to pay the money back amid an ongoing investigation into possible widespread fraud.
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.