Community

Reports focusing on the latest community events and happenings along California's Central Coast.

Broadcast date: 6/18/2015

As we prepare to celebrate the historic passage of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) more than 25 years ago, although much progress has been made, much remains to be done

Due to the ADA, people with disabilities now have better access to businesses, buildings, state and local government programs and services, as well as having increased opportunities for employment through the accommodations it provides. How can we continue to provide more opportunities for full participation to everything our community has to offer? 

Habitat for Humanity of San Luis Obispo County has been part of the community for nearly 20 years. They construct, rehabilitate and revitalize homes in neighborhoods for very-low to low income communities.

KCBX Reporter Jordan Bell speaks with the CEO of Habitat for Humanity, Julia Ogden, of San Luis Obispo County about how they're expanding their mission.

Broadcast date: 6/11/2015

Although there are a number of valuable career mentoring programs for youth on the Central Coast, there are none quite like this one. Through aviation education and mentoring, a Different Point of View shows students a world they’ve never seen before.

Flickr member Anita Ritenour

The number of Central Coast locations where you can see live fireworks displays this Fourth of July holiday is dwindling. Cambria is the latest location to opt out. 

Thousands of bicycle riders and support staff are passing through the Central Coast this week as part of the 14th annual AIDS LifeCycle. They’ve raised an estimated $15.5 million for services including HIV testing, medical care, and prevention campaigns.

Broadcast date: 6/4/2015

Breastfeeding has many benefits: it can help in bonding with a baby, it provides cost savings for a family, and it offers both mother and baby a number of important health benefits. Although the choice of whether or not to breastfeed is a very personal one, for moms who choose to breastfeed, supporting this decision can have far reaching benefits.

Tom Wilmer

    

Plans for this year's Fourth of July fireworks display in Morro Bay are now canceled. 

Broadcast date: 5/28/2015

Jordan Bell

Saturday marks one year since a man with a knife and gun took the lives of six students in Isla Vista.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled at The People's Park starting at 8 p.m. Parents of those who died will be in attendance,  including Kelly Wang, the mother of George Chen, one of the men stabbed to death that night in the killer's apartment.

Tom Wilmer

    

Join KCBX Travel Correspondent, Tom Wilmer, in Fredericksburg, Texas for a visit with the 33rd Commandant of the Marine Corps, Four Star General, Michael Haggee at the National Museum of the Pacific War which is also the home of the Admiral Nimitz Museum. Then head over to Quantico, Virginia for a visit with Mike Miller, the Marine Corps’ archivist and historian at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and Heritage Center.

As Nepal grapples with the complexities of rebuilding and carrying on after recent earthquakes, it 's the resilience and resolve of the people who are at the heart of the healing. Tune in for a conversation about how Nepal is coping and how we can all be a part of the efforts to rebuild buildings, bodies and spirits..

Broadcast date: 5/21/2015

Broadcast date: 5/14/2015

Mental illness, such as depression, is very common in older adults. Mental illness in an older adult can go untreated and unnoticed because people often dismiss it as a normal part of aging, or at times symptoms are associated with other medical conditions.  

Host Fred Munroe will be speaking with Dana Cummings, the Veterans Services Officer with the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Veterans Services about the many benefits and programs they have available and the upcoming Stand Down event benefitting homeless/at-risk veterans. Joining them is Janna Nichols Executive Director of 5Cities Homeless Coalition. She shares information on resources and support for homeless communities in San Luis Obispo County. 

Stand Down, for those veterans who are homeless/at risk or looking for work

Stand Down

May 6, 2015

Broadcast date: 5/07/2015

San Luis Obispo County has a growing number of homeless. In January 2014, HUD reported that San Luis Obispo County had the 3rd largest unsheltered homeless population in the country. At the last point in time count there were over 200 homeless veterans in our community, with hundreds more at risk.

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