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Veterans find an affordable home at new SLO complex

This week San Luis Obispo’s public housing department celebrated the opening of a new apartment complex for veterans. The affordable housing consists of 20 brand new apartments, half of which are reserved for homeless veterans.

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What To Expect From The White House Summit With South Korea's Leader

The newly elected South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, will arrive at the White House on Thursday for his first meeting with President Trump. The meeting will center on a pressing problem that vexes both countries: North Korea. The Trump administration calls North Korea's growing weapons capabilities its top foreign policy priority — and will try to make more headway on the issue with its partner, South Korea, which relies on some 28,000 U.S. troops for defense. But the two leaders'...

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Veterans find an affordable home at new SLO complex

8 hours ago
Megan Schelllong/KCBX

This week San Luis Obispo’s public housing department celebrated the opening of a new apartment complex for veterans. The affordable housing consists of 20 brand new apartments, half of which are reserved for homeless veterans. 

Playing In the Co-Op Part2

12 hours ago
My haul from wandering the aisles of the Co-Op
Fr Ian M Delinger

In this second exploration of Food Co-Ops, Fr Ian roams the aisles to find the most intriguing foods to cook with. He dives in to play with food in his kitchen to create some delicious foods and drinks. Then he chats with the President of the Board of the emerging Paso Food Co-Op.

Residents fleeing Hill Fire find refuge at Red Cross evacuation center

Jun 27, 2017
Megan Schelllong/KCBX

As of Tuesday evening, the Hill Fire burning east of Santa Margarita, in San Luis Obispo County, is 60 percent contained. Since the fire started Monday afternoon around 3:30 p.m., it has burned approximately 1600 acres and at least one home in a rural area of the county. Mandatory evacuation orders were issued Monday evening - that order is lifted as of 7 p.m. June 27. KCBX News visited the evacuation center set up by the American Red Cross and there we met resident Marie Burd, who was forced to flee the home she shares with her husband, a Cal Poly professor, on Monday night.

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UPDATE 6-27-17 AT 1:00 P.M.: The Hill Fire is 40 to 45 percent contained, with an estimated 1500 acres burned since Monday afternoon. 

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An investigation continues this week into a suspected June 22 insecticide poisoning of 18 farmworkers in Salinas.

The Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office is conducting the investigation. The county’s assistant AG commissioner, Bob Roach, said Monday afternoon that all but one of the sickened workers returned to the job the following day.

The performance hall at Garth Newel Music Center is a converted horse arena
Thomas Wilmer

Shawn Puller, Executive Director at Garth Newel Music Center talks about the resident Piano Quartet and the vibrancy of chamber music in America. Garth Newel showcases more than 50 live musical performances annually, and ongoing educational programs. 

grape vines on the arbor at Heartstone & South River Highlands Retreat Center
Thomas Wilmer

Nestled in the hills of Shenandoah Valley, the South River Highlands Country Retreat and Heartstone Lodge & Retreat Center are just four miles from Lexington, Virginia and two hours from Washington D.C. Tranquility and clarity of mind envelops this 250-acre rural hideaway. 

Greta Mart

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors is encouraging those who have six or more cannabis plants for non-personal use to register the plants online.

The county says it would use the information to collect data for future studies. The registry program asks people to provide information on the scale of their past cannabis growth and plans for the future. 

George C. Marshall Museum on VMI Campus Lexington, Virginia
Thomas Wilmer

Rockbridge County Virginia is steeped in history--a drive down Lexington’s main street is like stepping back in time—so much so that Hollywood has utilized downtown as a movie set for Revolutionary War, and Civil War era films. They just move the cars out and top up the roadways with dirt and they’re ready to roll.

Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America


The US Geological Survey sent out an alert Wednesday afternoon that a 6.8-magnitude earthquake had struck off the coast near Isla Vista--except the earthquake actually occurred in June of 1925.

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