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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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Community
6:13 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Food Bank plans to change its structure for serving SLO County

Credit Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County Facebook Page

One of the largest organizations to provide much needed meals to hungry people along the Central Coast, confirmed plans Thursday for a major change to its operation.

The Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County wants to shut down its facilities in Paso Robles and Oceano so that it can consolidate those operations into one larger warehouse that's centrally located.

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Community
12:22 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Veteran's Writing Project

Brian Reynolds speaks with guests will be Jim Galvez, who served as a corpsman in a Medical Unit, and Tom Patchel, with the Veterans' Writing Project.

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Community
10:42 am
Thu February 26, 2015

What is Drug Court?

Broadcast date: 2/26/2015

The San Luis Obispo County Drug Court Program is a court supervised, comprehensive and intensive 

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Community
6:17 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

UCSB student leader reacts to report released on Isla Vista killings

An ambulance on the scene of last may's mass killings in Isla Vista, Calif.
Credit Oscar Flores - Twitter @oflores

Nearly nine months after the mass killings in Isla Vista the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department is releasing its entire completed report on the incident.

The report details may be hard to take for some as it explains events that transpired during the Isla Vista massacre in May.

Ali Guthy is the President of Associated Students at UCSB she says their office is trying to remind students that they have services available.

Guthy said that some students are aware the report was released but that it doesn't affect everyone the same way. 

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Community
4:42 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

No-Drama Discipline

Broadcast date: 2/19/2015

What parent hasn’t been in the middle of a store when their toddler throws a tantrum?  Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. 

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