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Greta Mart

Pismo Beach says no to retail recreational pot, again

Pismo Beach is once again on track for enacting a permanent ban on retail cannabis sales and commercial production within city limits. This week the city council passed a resolution prohibiting retail commercial stores, manufacturing and outdoor growth of the plant.

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WATCH LIVE: Trump Treasury Nominee Defends Profiting From Foreclosure Crisis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gidcc5Rwtac In a tense hearing Thursday morning, the new administration's Treasury Secretary nominee, Steven Mnuchin, faced scrutiny from Democratic senators concerned about his profiting handsomely off homeowners who lost their homes during the housing crisis. Mnuchin, whose career includes a 17-year stint at Goldman Sachs and Hollywood movie production, won early praise from Republicans. But stiff questioning followed from Democrats for his role as CEO of a...

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Country Music Hall of Fame entry
Thomas Wilmer

The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee is the Mother Ship where the entire history of country music, from the 1800s to present, is showcased and revered in the 360,000 square-foot multi-story facility.

Come along and discover the magic of this massive facility with guide and music aficionado George Daeger who knows his stuff as he plays in John Carter Cash’s band as well as his own with his brother, The Early Evening.      

Apple Fire--two Belgian waffles topped with tenders and apples
Pepperfire East Nashville

When Isaac Beard opened his Pepperfire Hot Chicken diner in East Nashville, Tennessee, there were only three or four other hot chicken diners in town. And the hot chicken craze was a strictly Nashville thing. Today, partly thanks to national TV cooking shows, the spicy-hot chicken craze has spread across the country. Join Beard as he talks about the history of Nashville’s XX Hot chicken craze.

Greta Mart

Pismo Beach is once again on track for enacting a permanent ban on retail cannabis sales and commercial production within city limits. This week the city council passed a resolution prohibiting retail commercial stores, manufacturing and outdoor growth of the plant. 

Courtesy of Steven Shepard/ Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs.

The two men who represent the Central Coast in Washington DC said Tuesday they plan to attend Friday’s presidential inauguration. But only out of respect for the office, not the man assuming it.

Courtesy of Monterey County Office of Education

The passage of California's Proposition 58 in November brings a return to more bilingual programs in the state's public schools. KCBX recently spoke with Lisa Vallejos, Senior Coordinator of English Language Arts, English Language Development, Literacy and Family Engagement at the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education. 

Courtesy of Paul Holston/A Tribe Called News staff

Local organizers have kicked off a membership drive to restart a San Luis Obispo County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - better known as the NAACP.

Clifford Nae’ole (L) with correspondent Tom Wilmer
jean Dickinson

Clifford Nae’ole works at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua on Maui as the Cultural Advisor.

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The City of Paso Robles is considering purchasing the former El Paso de Robles Youth Correctional Facility property from the State of California. The facility hasn't been in use since 2008. 

Sacred Temple Complex at Mount Emei
Thomas Wilmer

A two-hour drive from the buzzing metropolis of Chengdu in Southeastern China is Mount Emei, one of four Sacred Buddhist Mountains. The mammoth mountain is home to 11 Taoist Temple complexes dating back more than 1,600 years, with a total of more than 30 Buddhist Temple complexes. China’s first Buddhist Temple was built atop Mount Emei in the 1st Century C.E. Come along and join my friend Miu Mei as we explore Mount Emei.

 

Piedras Blancas now a national monument

Jan 12, 2017
Wilderness Society

On Thursday, President Obama included Piedras Blancas in an expansion of the California Coastal National Monument.

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