Community

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

Broadcast date: 5/26/16

The purpose of HomeShareSLO is connecting people and homes. There are over 37,500 residents of San Luis Obispo County over 65 and 10,000 of these residents live alone. HomeShare helps match home providers (people with an extra room) with home seekers (people who need a room). It is a way to meet the housing challenges faced by seniors and others. It helps provide affordable housing with existing resource, allow for aging in place, build community and empower community members

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. However, due to a new law, that is set to change, at least for many children who will soon find themselves insured.

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). 

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. 

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