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New study shows severe overcrowding in farmworkers’ homes

The Monterey Bay’s multi-billion dollar farming industry depends on thousands of farmworkers. But a new study finds there’s a tremendous lack of housing for them.

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New Lynching Memorial Is A Space 'To Talk About All Of That Anguish'

Editor's note: This report contains language and an image some may find offensive. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice , opening Thursday, stands high on a hillside overlooking downtown Montgomery, Ala. Beyond the buildings you can see the winding Alabama River and hear the distant whistle of a train — the nexus that made the city a hub for the domestic slave trade. And that's where the experience begins as visitors encounter a life-size sculpture in bronze of six people in rusting...

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County of San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County’s public works department is looking at changing the boundary of the Los Osos Valley Groundwater Basin, considered by the state to be in critical overdraft. That means the state’s recent groundwater management law, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), requires the 11-square-mile underground water source to be stringently managed and conserved, and curtails unregulated pumping. 

Michael L. Baird

Marches and rallies held in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Salinas, Monterey and other Central Coast locales attracted thousands of participants Saturday, calling for gun control and honoring American school students killed in gun violence.  

Housing on the Central Coast: affordable to whom?

Mar 25, 2018
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Can the Central Coast ever be an affordable place to live? That question was pondered Thursday at the San Luis Obispo County Housing Summit. Local leaders, city planners, home builders, and realtors from across the state met to share experiences in creating affordable housing. But the big question being asked is, what kind of housing is necessary? 

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San Luis Obispo County roadways are getting a big chunk of money for improvements, more than a quarter of a billion dollars' worth.

What is the state of San Luis Obispo?

Mar 22, 2018
The City of San Luis Obispo

What’s the state of San Luis Obispo? That’s what city leaders sought to convey this week.

San Luis Obispo's mayor and city manager held the inaugural State of the City address at City Hall Wednesday night for members of the community willing to brave the rain. And while city officials touted many accomplishments, they said there are still plenty of challenges ahead.

CA Military Dept. Foundation

There are two big events planned for Saturday in San Luis Obispo; one is the March for Our Lives, during which area students and supporters will demonstrate for gun control. The other event celebrates military culture, and offers the public a rare opportunity to visit Camp San Luis Obispo, an active California National Guard base. 

April is National Poetry Month at County of SLO Public Libraries. Join Brian Reynolds as he talks with local poet Toni Stern where they explore topics on creativity, inspiration, independent authorship, and the art of poetry. Stern, songwriter for Carole King, examines the breadth and boundaries of family, place, language, and self in her second volume of poetry, As Close As I Can.  

Matt Klepfer

Demonstrators temporarily shut down a San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, calling for the resignation of the county sheriff and reform of county jail operations and policies.

Courtesy of SLO County Sheriff's Office

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office issued mandatory evacuation orders for areas burned in Thomas, Whittier and Sherpa wildfires.

Russian hackers may be targeting U.S. power plants like Diablo Canyon

Mar 16, 2018
Flickr member Tracey Adams

Federal officials this week warned Russian hackers have targeted U.S. water and power plants and other critical infrastructure. 

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