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5:23 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Full bounce back for Monterey County food bank following arson fire

Credit Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County Facebook Page

The Food Bank of Monterey County could be back up to full-capacity by the end of the week. 

The quick turn-around comes after a devastating arson fire just four weeks ago.

The Food Bank's entire fleet of trucks as well as a key refrigeration unit were damaged in the fire last month setting back operations.

Melissa Kendrick is the Food Bank's Executive Director and says they're fortunate that critical food needs were addressed the entire time but at a greater financial cost.

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Community
4:12 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Navigating the Red “C”

Broadcast date: 4/16/2015

Hepatitis C is a silent disease. 

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Community
12:20 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Why Public Art Is Important?

Broadcast date: 4/9/2015

The purpose of public art is not only to enrich the community and improve our quality of life through its ability to enrich an environment, but also to ignite the imagination, encourage thought and to prompt discourse. Public art benefits the community through placemaking, bringing people together, and can be used as a tool in economic development.

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Community
4:52 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Is Isla Vista's party culture showing signs of change?

Crowds from Deltopia 2015 in Isla Vista
Credit Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department

    

Santa Barbara County law enforcement is saying a big thank you to the Isla Vista community for its cooperation during Deltopia this weekend.

The sheriff's department estimates the Deltopia crowd at roughly 10,000 people, a major decrease from last year's nearly 25,000 party-goers.

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Community
3:11 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Strengthening Families, Preventing Abuse

Broadcast date: 4/2/2015

Child abuse and neglect can be found in families across the social and economic spectrum. Why does child abuse occur?

Social isolation, financial stress, poverty, substance abuse, and domestic violence are all factors that can lead to adults abusing children.  ACTION reports in San Luis Obispo County although there has been a 12% decrease in cases of child abuse from 2006 to 2012, the rate of cases was still higher than the state rate in 2012.

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Community
5:17 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Isla Vista community working toward a riot-free Deltopia weekend

Deltopia 2014
Credit Santa Barbara County Fire

A crackdown by law enforcement will start Thursday night in the Isla Vista area in anticipation of this weekend's Deltopia celebrations.

Safety preparations are coming from several fronts. More than 200 officers from a variety of local agencies and university campuses statewide  are involved with keeping the peace this weekend in Isla Vista.

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Community
6:14 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Can skaters self-regulate enough to keep new SLO park unfenced?

Man skating one of the bowls in the SLO Skate Park days after opening.
Credit Jordan Bell

San Luis Obispo city leaders are questioning whether the newly-opened skate park can continue operating as is, after some community complaints regarding after-hours use and trash.

Around nine o'clock on a Tuesday night, there are plenty of people of all ages at the park, mostly a cross section of the SLO community, but they're all males.  Lines form throughout the park as skaters wait for their turns, holding their boards.

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Community
5:28 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Efforts underway to keep small SLO County fire station from temporarily closing

Cayucos Fire Station No. 11
Credit CAL FIRE

Local leaders are working to keep a small San Luis Obispo County fire station from closing later this week. Cal Fire Station No. 11 in Cayucos is seasonal, and scheduled to temporarily shut its doors on Friday as part of a money-saving measure.

During the winter months, the station is operated under a joint agreement funded by the local Fire Protection District (FPD). To save money, the FPD wants to close early.

Cal Fire will reopen the station in mid-April as part of the state's fire season staffing plan.

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Community
11:04 am
Tue March 31, 2015

César Chávez holiday brings wide range of ways to celebrate

César Chávez visits colegio César Chávez in 1974
Credit Wikipedia: Author - Movimiento

César Chávez Day is a state holiday in California, held annually on the leader's birthday. It was signed into law by Governor Gray Davis in 2000. As a result, all state offices are closed, including the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Community
2:21 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

People of Faith for Justice

Broadcast date: 3/26/2015

People of Faith for Justice are an interfaith alliance in San Luis Obispo County, dedicated to promoting peace and justice for all. 

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Community
4:24 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

A year of service

The Aspen Institute's Franklin Project believes that every young person should be expected to perform one year of full-time service as a civic rite of passage. This Year of Service would connect them to something larger than themselves and raise the bar on what it means to be a citizen. Tune in at 2 for a discussion on launching the millennial generation and how the elders of our communities can help make it happen. Join the conversation with your call.

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Community
5:14 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day in SLO could be quiet this year, for more than one reason

Central Coast Pipes and Drums march through downtown San Luis Obispo as part of a St. Patrick's Day tradition.
Credit Central Coast Pipes and Drums Facebook Page

The City of San Luis Obispo is not taking any chances that St. Patrick's Day partiers could get out of hand Tuesday.

However, this year's celebration is expected to be more tame than in years past. Those celebrating in downtown San Luis Obispo will not be hearing the traditional Irish sounds from the Central Coast Pipes and Drums this year.

The group that has annually entertained crowded bars is taking this year off. The group's Pipe Major Paul Dunn said that they don't want to encourage the college student party atmosphere following this month's roof collapse.

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Community
4:14 pm
Sun March 15, 2015

An Introduction to Dying Wise

Broadcast date: 3/19/2015

What is Die Wise Training? Die Wise teaches the skills of dying, skills that have to be learned in the course of living deeply and well. 

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Community
5:55 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Hundreds attend Cal Poly community forum following weekend roof collapse

Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong addresses a crowd of more than 500 attending a campus forum focused on current issues.
Credit Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

More than 500 Cal Poly students, staff and faculty members turned out for a community forum Thursday to address, what is perceived by many to be, an out-of-control party culture connected to the university.

The forum was scheduled this week, following last Saturday morning's roof collapse incident during the annual St. Fratty's Day party. Several students were hurt during the collapse, but none seriously.

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Community
5:00 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

New online tool lets public help design SLO to Pismo Beach trail

Example of the online tool used to help create a San Luis Obispo to Pismo Beach multi-use trail.
Credit SLOCOG

A high-tech mapping tool designed by Google is being used as a way for the public to assist in the design of a multi-use trail that could one day connect San Luis Obispo to Pismo Beach.

The Edna - Price Canyon Trail is still in the early planning phases, and those behind the project are asking for the public's inpus with its layout.

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) says the overall goal of the mapping tool process is to assist in preparing a Trail Master Plan.

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