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Emergency planning
6:20 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Find out how a tsunami could affect your county

Avila Valley Inundation Map
Credit State of California

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the California Office of Emergency Services (OES), along with officials from the Central Coast are working to test tsunami warning systems tomorrow morning in the coastal areas of central and southern California.

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Community
6:15 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Ideasphere March 24, 2014

Ideasphere with Guy Rathbun is a weekly cultural affairs program for the furthering of ideas across the social spectrum through interviews with leading thinkers and social innovators.

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Community
7:04 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Happiness Wall comes to San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is often called the 'happiest place to live' in the nation, and this week the city is making an effort to live up to that title.

Thursday March 20, the first day of spring, is the International Day of Happiness as designated by the United Nations.

Acts of Happiness walls are being assembled in 30 cities throughout the U.S., Canada and England, with San Luis Obispo among them.

Community
7:12 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Quiet St. Patrick's Day for Central Coast college students

Saint Patrick's Day celebrations did not amount to much for the first half of the day Monday, according to Central Coast law enforcement agencies.

Lieutenant Bill Proll with the San Luis Obispo Police Department said finals at Cal Poly, and the fact that it's a Monday likely played into the downtown's calm atmosphere.

In recent years, San Luis Obispo police officers have seen a ramping up of student activity surrounding the Irish holiday.

Community
4:24 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Issues & Ideas: Air Date March 19, 2014

Map of proposed Pismo Preserve
Credit SLO Land Conservancy

Larry Rutter hosts:

Segment #1: Local radio personality Dave Congalton talks about his role in making the movie "Authors Anonymous," for which he penned the script.  The film is now available on video on demand and soon in local theaters.

Segment #2: The Land Conservancy of SLO County's executive director, Kaila Detman, talks about the beauty and recreational potential of the Pismo Preserve, which the Conservancy is raising funds to acquire.

Segment #3: The recent drought emergency declared by SLO County is discussed by the county's administrator, Dan Buckshi.

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Community
2:58 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Pi Day celebrated on the Central Coast

Workers put the finishing "Pi Day" touch on Cal Poly's landmark "P".
Credit Dr. Jonathan Shapiro, Cal Poly Math Club

What started out as a small annual tradition at San Francisco's Exploratorium in the late 1980s, has turned into a widely recognized and good-spirited national holiday celebrating the mathematical symbol for Pi. The symbol (π) represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is roughly 3.14—however the number has been successfully carried out to more than a trillion decimal places.

It's actually a national holiday, named as such by congress back in 2009. And, this year the date takes on special significance because Pi Day (3.14) falls within Pi Month.

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Childcare
2:47 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

The Cost of Childcare

In San Luis Obispo County, the average cost for full-time infant care in a childcare center is $12,795.  As California’s economy continues to recover, who is there to ensure an adequate supply of high quality and affordable early childcare and education for our children as parents begin re-entering the workforce in increasing numbers?  Host Kris Kington-Barker will be joined by Raechelle Bowlay-Sutton from the San Luis Obispo County Child Care Planning Council to discuss this topic.

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Community
2:43 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

The Tolerance Trap

Dr. Suzanna Walters explores how notions of tolerance limit the possibilities for real liberation and deep social belonging.  Her work centers on questions of gender, sexuality, family, and popular culture.

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Community
6:41 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Paso Robles turn 125 on Tuesday

City Park in downtown Paso Robles
Credit Travel Paso Facebook page

A big Happy Birthday to Paso Robles which officially celebrates 125 years of being a city on Tuesday afternoon.

The anniversary festivities run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the downtown City Park, but road closures begin at 2:00. Tuesday's activities are part of a year-long celebration for the city.

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Community
4:05 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Path Point Celebrates 50 Years of Helping Disabled and Disadvantaged Individuals

Marisa Waddell talks with Aline Graham, Director of Path Point for San Luis Obispo County.  The non-profit organization is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  Path Point provides training and support to empower people with disabilities and disadvantages.  Learn how the organization is making a difference on the Central Coast.

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Community
3:50 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

No Place For Hate

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and its efforts are the focus of Central Coast Voices this week.  From working with parents and educators, addressing bullying in our schools; to hosting community forums on ethnic diversity in response to public acts of hate, the ADL keeps to its mission: “To secure justice and fair treatment for all people.”

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Community
2:52 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Mardi Gras Ball Raises Funds for KCBX

Paul and Greg - at work and at play

Revelers at the Second Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball enjoyed a lively evening of music, dance, Cajun cuisine and libations at King David Masonic Hall in downtown San Luis Obispo last Saturday night. Net proceeds from the sold-out event, totaling over $1,000, were donated to KCBX Public Radio by the event's producers - Bon Temps Creole Cafe and Burning James and the Funky Flames.

Congratulations to the winners of the Raffle Prizes:

Community
2:42 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

The Bakari Mentoring Program

Many in our society have a “lock 'em up and throw away the key” mentality when a teenager's life veers off path and they become problematic.  The Bakari Mentoring Program at Cal Poly University believes that many of our youth can be re-directed through their intensive program that instead builds career and life skill development opportunities.

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LGBT Life
4:51 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Learn about your LGBT neighbors with a LIVE discussion

San Luis Obispo's Pride celebration in Mission Plaza.
Credit video still from YouTube user imagesbyfirefly2010

    

The public's perception of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of our community is evolving, with issues such as the legalization of marriage rights for same-sex couples gaining ground.  

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Community
4:43 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

SLO County’s Anti-Gang Coordinating Commission

Marci Powers is a retired Ventura County probation officer.  She is leading SLO County’s Anti-Gang Coordinating Commission and will talk about issues involving gang activity, incarceration, and re-entry into our community.

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