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5:47 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Homeless housing facility opens in Isla Vista

Santa Barbara County says nearly three dozen homeless individuals will soon have a roof over their heads as a new housing facility has opened its doors in Isla Vista.

It's called the Pescadero Lofts and the first people began moving into their apartments Wednesday. The county's Housing Authority hopes to have everyone moved in by Christmas.

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Community
10:47 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Homeless Services Center gets unanimous vote from SLO Planning Commission

Project rendering: Main facility entrance

Designs for a new Homeless Services Center in San Luis Obispo are moving forward after unanimous approval Wednesday night by the city's Planning Commission.

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Stewardship Travel
1:55 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Travel for the 21st Century

Broadcast date: 12/11/2014

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Preventing Violence
11:04 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Youth in Action

Broadcast date: 12/4/2014

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Community
10:10 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Hundreds take to Santa Barbara streets in Ferguson-related protest

Protesters gathering in Santa Barbara in reaction to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo.
Credit Twitter: Agatha Bacelar @AgathaBacelar

Protests over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this week went nationwide Tuesday night, including at least one gathering on the Central Coast.

Roughly 500 people were involved at a protest in Santa Barbara according to police estimates.

Santa Barbara Police Sergeant Riley Harwood says the crowd originally formed downtown at the Courthouse Sunken Garden. The crowd then became mobile, moving down State Street and eventually toward Highway 101 at Carrillo Street.

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Community
6:24 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

King City ranked as second most 'financially stressed' municipality in the state

City Hall in King City, Calif.
Credit kingcity.com

A California-based think tank says King City is the second most financially stressed city in the state. Compton ranked No. 1.

The California Policy Center released its list of the "Unlucky 13" this week saying King City's problems stem from a combination of lowered property and sales tax revenues.

Just this week however, King City likely passed a half-cent sales tax increase which wasn't included as part of the study. Final election numbers have yet to be certified.

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Advocating for Change
2:59 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Is Our Family Court System Flawed?

Broadcast date: 11/13/2014

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Community
6:25 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Uneventful Halloween weekend marks success for Isla Vista community

A lone Halloween ghost crosses a quiet Isla Vista street this past weekend.
Credit Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

The Santa Barbara County sheriff's department says it was a quiet Halloween weekend in Isla Vista with no major incidents, and few arrests and citations issued in comparison to past years.

More than 300 officers and deputies were initially deployed to control crowds, but that number was reduced over the weekend as the expected party scene failed to develop.

Law enforcement credits a local campaign discouraging outsiders and says the heavy rain also likely had an effect.

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Community
7:05 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Bicycle community saddened by fatal crash on Los Osos Valley Road

The California Highway Patrol in San Luis Obispo says a fatal crash that killed a bicyclist on Los Osos Valley Road Wednesday night happened because the victim crossed the roadway in front of an oncoming vehicle.

Officer Richard Lee says 25-year-old Anna Deis was struck and killed as she left the La Familia Ranch Pumpkin Patch around 6:30. He says the crash happened as she crossed the road to head West and passed in front of a car driven by an 86 year old driver.

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Providing Hope
1:58 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Focusing on Foster Care

Broadcast date: 11/6/2014

There are more than 900 children and youth in foster care throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties at any given time. Reasons for foster care placement range from general neglect, an absent or incapacitated caretaker, relinquishment, exploitation, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and severe neglect. For these children and youth, foster care provides an opportunity for family-based treatment programs and an alternative to group homes or institutional care. For children and youth devastated by trauma, these services can foster hope.

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Community
6:10 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Isla Vista residents ask California college students to 'stay away' this Halloween

Credit KCBX News - Jordan Bell

Students at more than a hundred colleges and universities in California are being encouraged to avoid Isla Vista this Halloween. Letters went out Thursday to the various schools  from the Associated Students at UC Santa Barbara and students Santa Barbara City College.

October marks the new academic school year for UC Santa Barbara. Students have moved back Isla Vista this month, after a tragic close to their last academic year. 

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Community
4:04 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

City of Goleta approves parking restrictions in anticipation of Isla Vista Halloween crowds

Credit City of Goleta

The City of Goleta is preparing for the upcoming Halloween weekend by cracking down on parking in neighborhoods adjacent to Isla Vista.

City leaders say residents will get two free temporary street parking permits for each household. Only residents with valid permits will be able to park on the streets in the affected area between noon on Friday, October 31 and Sunday, November 2 at 6 a.m.

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An Update & Open Enrollment News
1:55 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Implementing Health Reform

Broadcast date: 10/30/2014

In 2013 the most recent ACTION report showed that a growing number of San Luis Obispo residents were without insurance, with 12% in 2006 and increasing to 18% in 2013.  The report noted that only 26% of Spanish-Speaking parents had health insurance.  Lack of insurance can be a significant barrier to quality health care, and in many cases results from rising health care costs.

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Creating Real, Lasting Change
12:46 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

United Way’s ‘CPR’

Broadcast date: 10/23/2014

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Community
5:47 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

New bikes on the way for 200 Central Coast foster care kids

Employees of CoastHills Credit Union working on a bike destined for a local foster kid.
Credit Scott Coe, Coast Hills Credit Union

Two hundred foster kids living on the Central Coast will soon have new bicycles, thanks to a project connected to the upcoming Make a Difference Day.

Teams of CoastHills Credit Union employees assembled the new bikes inside the historic Edwards Barn in Nipomo on Columbus Day. The workers came from throughout the Central Coast, from Santa Cruz to Ventura Counties. The company used the holiday as a day to organize its Bikes for Kids effort.

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