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Industrial hemp allowed to stay in San Luis Obispo County

Hemp production won’t be banned in San Luis Obispo County. The Board of Supervisors had been considering an urgency ordinance that would put a moratorium on industrial hemp.

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In Major Privacy Win, Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrant To Track Your Cellphone

Updated at 5:32 p.m. ET In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that police must obtain a search warrant to access an individual's cellphone location information. The 5-4 decision imposes new limits on law enforcement's ability to get at the increasing amount of data that private companies amass in the modern technological age. Cellphone providers routinely keep location information for customers to help improve service. And until now, the prevailing legal theory was that...

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The summer solstice is a mystical time - the longest day of the year, the midpoint in the earth's journey around the sun and an opportunity to heighten our senses and well-being with more opportunities for time spent outdoors. What will you make of your mid-year reset? Tune in today at 2 for a conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the reluctant therapist, about capturing the energy of the season and making the most of the healing vibrations that are available all around if we take the time to slow down, breathe in and move with joy and intention.

 

CalFire

Pacific Gas and Electric announced this week that it is providing $2 million to local wildfire prevention organizations across California. Two are on the Central Coast.

Belinda Jones and Bodie her companion road tripping along the West Coast
Courtesy Belinda Jones

 

Belinda Jones, best selling British author visits with Tom Wilmer in Morro Bay where she talks about her new book Bodie On The Road--Travels with a Rescue Pup in Dogged Pursuit of Happiness.

Another opium poppy field found on the Central Coast

Jun 15, 2018
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

Another illegal opium poppy field has been discovered on the Central Coast. This ninth field was found in Santa Cruz County. It’s located by a vacant house on Riverside Drive just outside Watsonville.

According to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, the home has been vacant for about three months. A bank owns the house. Someone working for the bank noticed the illegal opium poppy plants and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.

Highway 1 at Mud Creek to reopen late July

Jun 14, 2018
John Madonna

Highway 1 at Mud Creek will open sooner than expected. The road just south of Gorda was wiped out by a massive landslide in May of 2017.

CalTrans moved up the date to reopen this section of Highway 1 from mid-September to late July.

Chumash Tribe's Camp 4 bill advances in Congress

Jun 13, 2018
Bree Zender/KCBX

In Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians’ land parcel known as Camp 4 got a step closer to permanent status as “fee-to-trust” reservation land.

Dave Minksy

Why does San Luis Obispo County pay for senior citizen transportation? The roots of that particular social service are in circa 1970s state legislation.

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) is a governmental agency that receives federal and state funding for — and plans — the county’s regional transportation. This month, SLOCOG voted on awarding a taxpayer-funded grant to a new company for the county’s senior citizen transportation program, instead of one that’s served the county for years.

There remains 818 ballots to be processed in the recent election for the San Luis Obispo County District 4 supervisor seat. As of the June 11 counting session, incumbent Lynn Compton was ahead of challenger Jimmy Paulding by 81 votes. The next counting session is scheduled for Friday, June 15.

2018 PRIMARY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS

Jun 11, 2018
Randol White

California's June 5, 2018 Consolidated Primary Election is behind us, and the Secretary of State has published semi-official elections results; click here to see statewide race results.

On the Central Coast, the San Luis ObispoSanta Barbara and Monterey County county elections offices continue to update results as ballot counting continues. 

Karin Kei Nagano (left) and her father Kent Nagano
Thomas Wilmer

A conversation with Grammy Award-winning conductor, Kent Nagano and his daughter Karin Kei Nagano. Nagano grew up in Morro Bay, California and graduated from U.C. Berkeley. 

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