Jordan Bell, KCBX News

Hundreds of protesters fail to stop California Coastal Commissioners from dismissing Lester

The California Coastal Commission voted 7-to-5 late Wednesday to dismiss Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester, at the close of a long day of public hearings in Morro Bay.
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Federal Grand Jury Said To Begin Hearing Evidence In Eric Garner Case

A federal grand jury is said to have begun hearing evidence in the case of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died after he was placed in a chokehold by a white police officer, NPR's Joel Rose reports, citing two sources familiar with the investigation.The grand jury is determining whether Officer Daniel Pantaleo violated Garner's civil rights as he moved to arrest him for allegedly selling loose cigarettes.If you remember, a New York grand jury declined to bring charges against Pantaleo b...
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Jordan Bell, KCBX News

The California Coastal Commission voted 7-to-5 late Wednesday to dismiss Executive Director Dr. Charles Lester, at the close of a long day of public hearings in Morro Bay.

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A plan to expand an area approved for oil industry injection wells near Pismo Beach is now in the hands of the federal Environmental Protection Agency. 

File

Central Coast residents saw record-breaking temperatures on Tuesday as a high pressure system remained parked overhead, not unlike the atmospheric conditions of the past few winters.

Randol White

A highly-charged California Coastal Commission meeting in Morro Bay Wednesday has city leaders planning for large crowds and traffic congestion. 

Initially the Inn at Morro Bay was hosting the Commission hearing, but with media outlets and protestors expected to swarm the small coastal town, Wednesday's venue has been changed to the City's Community Center.

Cal Poly CFA

Strike dates were announced Monday for professors at Cal Poly and throughout the California State University (CSU) system, should the current contract process fail to meet current salary demands.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 As the country is working on a plan to combat the Zika virus, a local blood provider is putting restrictions on who can donate.

San Luis Obispo Symphony

Saturday night, the San Luis Obispo Symphony is welcoming guest conductor, the Music Director of the Reno Philharmonic, Laura Jackson to lead the Classics in the Cohan concert. 

Draft Environmental Impact Report

The San Luis Obispo Planning Commission wrapping up public comment Friday after hearing from hundreds of people voicing opposition to an oil-by-rail plan over a two day period.

Not everyone has been heard though, so commissioners must carry those over to the next scheduled meeting on February 25, 2016. 

Sonia Fernandez, UCSB

New research out of UC Santa Barbara shows the Body Mass Index (BMI), which essentially scales a person's weight against their height, is bad at categorizing health. 

Dan Williams

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission is in the midst of a two-day hearing to consider the Phillips 66 rail spur project proposed near Nipomo. 

Hundreds of demonstrators protested the project Thursday outside the County Courthouse.

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