Community

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

Broadcast date: 7/14/16

Research shows that more than 80% of a child’s brain develops in his or her first three years of life. Even before a child can speak, babies learn from hearing words spoken or sung. Experts say that taking advantage of any opportunity to talk, read and sing to a child to teach them about language and its connection to the world around us can be one of the easiest and most important things you can do to help them grow up smarter, happier, and gain a brighter future.

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Events for San Luis Obispo’s Pride week start Wednesday night and run through Sunday when the 20th Anniversary Pride in the Plaza takes place, celebrating the local LGBT community. 

Broadcast date: 7/7/16

The documentary film In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye shares the intimate story of three individuals, who like a growing number of families are in search of a more personal and fulfilling way to say goodbye to loved ones. Rejecting the mainstream tradition of hiring funeral professionals, the documentary film examines the growing trend of families caring for their loved ones after death.

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Central Coast CHP officers are stepping efforts along Santa Barbara County's Highway 154 following an uptick in traffic collisions. 

Broadcast date: 6/30/16

The vision of One Cool Earth is to create a peaceful, abundant planet with a healthy environment for all. They do this by supporting outdoor education, neighborhood gardens and community tree plantings. Real planting, they believe, takes place when ideas and youth connect, so they aim to plant the seeds of education, inspiration, and empowerment to help youth take charge of their futures.

Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County, Facebook

A Habitat for Humanity project in Paso Robles is such a success that it’s becoming an example for the organization of how to best use resources. 

Broadcast Date: 6/23/16

Improving the quality of life by providing the gift of better vision and health, I Care International collaborates with community service groups, civic and government organizations, translators, and the medical and business communities, both locally and in host countries to provide eye care services to less fortunate men, women and children around the world.

Broadcast date: 6/16/16

Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) is an organization that works to create a safer environment for abused children. As a group of Bikers, they empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. Working in conjunction with local and state officials, B.A.C.A. assists by lending physical and emotional support to victims, standing ready to shield children from further abuse.

Broadcast date: 6/9/16

What's in a Name?

May 31, 2016

Broadcast date: 05/22/2016

How we come to be named is a fundamental part of our journey and what we are named plays a big part in forming our personalities and shaping our future. 

The Challenge of Awareness

May 31, 2016

Broadcast date: 04/26/2016

Is mere awareness enough to inspire empathy and change? 

Broadcast date: 6/2/16

Integrating behavioral health into our primary care system is no easy task. 

Broadcast date: 5/26/16

The purpose of HomeShareSLO is connecting people and homes. 

Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County Facebook Page

For many Santa Barbara County residents, access to proper nutrition and quality food is a struggle. 

Broadcast date: 5/19/16

While the Affordable Care Act has made coverage more available and affordable for many Americans through subsidized insurance and an expansion of Medi-Caid in states which have opted to do so, several million Californians still don’t have health insurance. 

The Printery - The Masonic Temple, Landmark Facebook page

An effort to save Atascadero's historic Printery Building is getting some help from San Luis Obispo County Tax Collector Jim Erb. 

Broadcast date: 5/12/16

Domestic violence, can occur across the lifespan to victims of all ages, including older adults. It can be viewed as a sub-set of the larger elder abuse problem. 

An anonymous donor is offering up a $250,000 toward San Luis Obispo County's planned Homeless Services Center

Lompoc Police COPPS Google Map

A Central Coast police department hopes a new tool on the internet will help officers solve community issues.

Broadcast date: 5/5/16

In recent years, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, (Cal Poly) has made diversity one of its highest priorities. 

Broadcast date: 4/28/16

The upcoming Americans for the Arts Survey has important economic, social, and educational value to  the Central Coast and can benefit local schools and arts organizations on a local and regional level. 

Broadcast date: 04/19/2016

April 22nd is Earth Day. 

Broadcast date: 4/21/16

Climate change represents a threat to the future of the planet and our children. 

Broadcast date: 4/14/16

East LA Interchange is a documentary film that follows the evolution of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights from multiethnic to predominately Latino and a center of Mexican-American culture in the U.S. 

Broadcast date: 04/05/2016

There are big changes happening in the world of men - a Men's Revolution of sorts, but no one is marching, chanting or burning their jock strap. 

Living with MS

Apr 7, 2016

Broadcast date: 4/7/16

Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease of the central nervous system. 

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: Monday, April 4, 2015

The "locals only" push for student events in Isla Vista appears to be working as numbers for this weekend's spring break party were significantly lower than in years past.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said over the weekend that citations and arrests during Deltopia were just a fraction of those issued during last year's event.

A community clean-up crew also told KCBX that the amount of trash left behind on city streets was down from previous years.

Broadcast date: 3/31/16

In 2015 the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo housing opportunity index reported San Luis Obispo as the 4th least affordable housing market among regions of similar population size, placing it at the lowest end of the affordability scale in small markets. 

HASLO

A project aimed at bringing more affordable housing into the City of San Luis Obispo is moving forward after closing escrow on the land last week. 

Broadcast date: 3/24/16

Currently, more than 39 million people in the U.S. are over the age of 65 years, and of these more than 1.5 million identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). 

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