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Central Coast community mourning death of SLOStringer

The San Luis Obispo County Coroner confirmed the victim of a fatal car crash Tuesday morning as 30-year-old Matthew Frank, widely known as the SLO Stringer. Many didn’t know his personal identity but his breaking news coverage was followed by tens of thousands of San Luis Obispo County residents.

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Attacker In London Kills 3, Injures 20 Before Being Shot Dead Near Parliament

Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET In a midday attack near the U.K. Parliament building, an assailant killed two civilians and a police officer before being shot to death, British authorities say. At least 20 people were injured in the attack, which police describe as a terrorist incident. Authorities say they believe there was a single attacker, driving a vehicle and armed with at least one knife. Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the attack as "sick and depraved" in remarks on Wednesday evening....

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A Cal Poly professor and his research team were given a grant from the US Department of Agriculture for almost half a million dollars last week to study solutions to food waste.

Cal Poly economics department chair Steve Hamilton said his research team aims to reduce food waste not only at the consumer level, but at every step of the process, from farmers, to retailers and to consumers. 

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Willy Mays, Jackie Robinson, Bessie Smith—"The Empress of the Blues", Dr. Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta, Samuel L. Jackson, Dr. Emma Wheeler, and pro football player Reggie White—they all have one thing in common, and that’s their connection with the Tennessee town of Chattanooga.

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A powerful storm brought heavy rains, gusty winds and pounding waves to the Central Coast Friday and early Saturday morning. Power outages across the region closed schools and businesses Friday morning in Monterey, San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties, and as of Saturday morning, many customers remain without power. Weather forecasters say another storm system will arrive Monday, President's Day. Here's an update on Central Coast storm-related news:

Qupé Vineyards

When winemaker Bob Lindquist started Qupé Vineyards 35 years ago, there were only four California wineries producing Syrah. Today there are more than 75 wineries in Santa Barbara County alone producing Syrah. Join Lindquist as he shares his passion as a winemaker and discover why the California Central Coast’s cool coastal climate is ideally suited for producing award-winning Rhone-style wines.  

Courtesy of Santa Barbara City Attorney's Office

This week Santa Barbara city officials continued enforcement efforts against notorious landlord Dario Pini. Pini owns and operates - according to Pini himself - thousands of rental and motel units across Santa Barbara. 

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Thursday evening, the City of San Luis Obispo is holding a town hall meeting on the city’s Rental Housing Inspection Program.  

The nearly two-year old mandatory program, called a neighborhood wellness program by the city, affects about 4000 rental homes. The city says over 60 percent of San Luis Obispo's housing stock, that's all dwelling units, is rental housing.

Robin White National Park Service Superintendent at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
National Park Service

When I stopped in to visit with Robin White, Superintendent at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, our conversation quickly led to tears. When I interviewed Ms. White a couple years ago, the focus was on the September 1957 events at Little Rock Central High, and lessons learned. On this visit, we changed the focus. I said, let’s talk about lessons learned, but more importantly, lessons not learned in the intervening six decades. 

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On this Valentine's Day, KCBX reporter Bree Zender headed to San Luis Obispo's Mission Plaza to ask passersby about their most romantic memory. She heard tales of love, tenderness and heartbreak and put together this montage of romantic memories. 

Diego Rivera's frescos are not to be missed highlight at the Detroit Institute of Art
Thomas Wilmer

The Detroit Institute of Art has been an integral part of Motor City’s fabric since 1885. Today the world-class museum has turned itself inside out by bringing art to the neighborhoods. DIA also provides free school busses for classroom museum visits. The 658,000 square-foot DIA and its 100 galleries is regarded as one of America’s six premier art museums. A visit with the Institute Director, Salvador Salort Pons and Pam Marcel, Public Relations Director.

Local government roundup: 02/13/2017

Feb 13, 2017
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On this week’s local government agendas, Monterey County supervisors will consider adopting a resolution welcoming immigrants and refugees. 

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