Community

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

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. There are more than 1,000 individuals living with MS on the Central Coast alone.  Multiple sclerosis interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body and it stops people from moving.

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). 

Community works to save Atascadero's dilapidated Printery Building

Mar 17, 2016
The Printery - The Masonic Temple, Landmark Facebook page

A decision on what will become of the century-old building in Atascadero is looming closer as a last-ditch effort to save the troubled landmark gets underway.

Because of unpaid back taxes, the building will be put up for online public auction on May 14.

The deadline for entering an objection to that auction is now set for Friday, March 31.

Taxing entities, like the City of Atascadero, have the ability to enter an objection to an auction sale, but must first indicate an intention to purchase. In this case, the City has declined to so.

A way back home

Mar 16, 2016

Broadcast date: 3/17/16

Many veterans encounter a variety of problems in transitioning from military service to a fully productive life as civilians. 

Paso Robles Police Department

Personal belongings of those living in the Salinas riverbed near the City of Paso Robles are being catalogued for owners to claim.

Broadcast date: 03/09/2016

The National Parks Conservation Association was established back in 1919 just three years after the formation of the National Park Service to protect and enhance our national parks. 

Movies Matter

Mar 10, 2016

Broadcast date: 3/10/16

The San Luis Obispo Film Festival (SLOFF) has grown into an important and significant tourism event for the Central Coast. 

Broadcast date: 03/08/2016

In honor of National Women's Day, Elizabeth asks the question: who is it that has made the most impact in your life- and why? 

Paso Robles Police Department

The City of Paso Robles is working to clear out the homeless population from the Salinas Riverbed prior to this weekend's predicted heavy rains. 

Broadcast date: 3/3/16

Despite the swift passage of SB 277, mandating childhood immunizations, many parents continue to be concerned about the safety of vaccines and their effectiveness. 

Ken Pfeiffer Photography

Orchid experts and enthusiasts from around the world are coming to the Central Coast this weekend for the 71st Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. KCBX's Lisa Osborn speaks with George Hatfield, president of this year's show, who calls the event 'the Disneyland of orchids' because it offers something for everyone.

City of Santa Barbara

The City of Santa Barbara is in the planning stage for a new public park on 14.7 acres of land purchased this week. 

Broadcast date: 02/24/16

Brian Reynolds speaks with librarians from the Cuesta College and San Luis Obispo County Libraries about the Cuesta book of the year, The Barbarian Nurseries, by Hector Tobar.

Thanks to Shawn Thorpe for editing help this week.

Broadcast date: 2/25/16

Pacific Wildlife Care is the primary resource in San Luis Obispo County for wildlife concerns. 

slomylifelens.com

There’s an art project on display on the Central Coast that aims to show what it’s life to live in an expensive area on an extremely limited budget. A number of people considered to be living in financial stress in San Luis Obispo County were given a cameras to document their day-to-day experiences for a project called "My Life Lens."

Broadcast date: 2/16/2016

Wisdom is earned and then carefully shared, but Elizabeth points out that women's wisdom is often overlooked by society and women themselves. 

Broadcast date: 2/18/16

What is cyberstalking? The Justice Department defines cyberstalking as “the use of technology to stalk victims.” 

City of San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo leaders and community groups will meet next week to discuss the direction of an ongoing popular public art project. 

The city has plans to paint over some of the already completed pieces of its utility box art project, but that's not sitting well with some residents. 

SBCC Facebook Page

The City of Santa Barbara and the local community college are working to improve student neighborhoods based on a program used by Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo. 

Broadcast date: 2/11/16

In 2009, the state of California was court ordered to reduce its prison population because the then current level of overcrowding did not allow for adequate mental health and medical care.

Broadcast date: 2/4/16

Trauma Informed Care (TIC), is a treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. 

Broadcast date: 1/27/16

Brian Reynolds speaks with Mary Jacka and Corrie Arellano with California Rural Legal Assistance. 

Freedom Warming Centers of Santa Barbara CA Facebook Page

Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties are preparing to help the homeless stay dry ahead of more El Niño storms. 

Broadcast date: 1/27/2016

As the 2016 election cycle heats up, so does the rhetoric, accusations and fear mongering by politicians whose sole intent is to terrify the electorate into voting with their emotions instead of their rational minds. 

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

The State of California is expected to add a few local buildings to the National Historic Registry Friday.

The State Historical Resources Commission will consider 18 California properties for the federal recognition. 

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