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Lock your car and hide valuables as vehicle thefts spike in SLO County

A rash of thefts in Morro Bay and other Central Coast locales has local authorities asking residents to be sure to lock their cars at night. Police say they have arrested two people who may be responsible for the Morro Bay thefts, but suspect more thieves are still in the area.

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Supreme Court Appears To Lean Toward Allowing Census Citizenship Question

Updated at 1:25 p.m. ET The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court appear split along ideological lines on whether a citizenship question can be included on forms for the upcoming 2020 census. Based on their questions during Tuesday's oral arguments at the high court, the justices appear to ready to vote 5-4 to allow the Trump administration to add the hotly contested questions to forms for next year's national head count. The liberal justices, led by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, almost immediately...

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A rash of thefts in Morro Bay and other Central Coast locales has local authorities asking residents to be sure to lock their cars at night. Police say they have arrested two people who may be responsible for the Morro Bay thefts, but suspect more thieves are still in the area. 

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A group of architecture students from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo met with Governor Gavin Newsom's office Thursday afternoon. The students have been working to reimagine Paradise, California, with plans to rebuild the town mostly destroyed by November’s Camp Fire. They're presenting an update of their work to the Paradise community Friday.

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This week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) placed Cal Poly on probation for two years. The college athletics governing body said the university didn’t monitor its book scholarship program and will have to pay a fine, and possibly vacate wins.

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A task force charged with coming up with new rules regarding vacation rentals in Paso Robles has wrapped up its work, at least for the time being. On Wednesday, the city’s short-term rental (STR) task force met for the last time before sending its recommendations on to the city’s planning commission.

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Law enforcement officials say they have solved a pair of 41-year-old San Luis Obispo County cold cases by identifying a suspect in two Atascadero murders with the assistance of DNA evidence. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday they consider the now-deceased Arthur Rudy Martinez as the killer of 30-year-old Jane Morton Antunez and 28-year-old Patricia Dwyer in the late 1970s.

Living our best—while preparing for the worst—seems to be a common theme for those concerned about the future of our planet. As another Earth Day arrives, how are you managing to create a life of meaning and joy, while facing the ever-present realities of climate change? Tune in for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about learning to live with less, cultivating resilience and awakening our own unique gifts as we all learn to navigate our ever changing world.

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A student’s senior project at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo went live on the web this week. It calls out the university as a place where sexual assault is common and victims don’t feel supported. The project is called “The Clapback: An Investigation of the Sexual Assault and Rape Culture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo,” and features interviews with 61 rape and sexual assault survivors.

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On this week's Issues & Ideas, we explore the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary, via a recent documentary that focuses on different stakeholders in Central Coast waters. We hear from California Secretary of State Alex Padilla about Census 2020 and what an accurate count means for the region. We get to know some Central Coast chefs who are doing things just a little differently to bring food to the table. And we learn about an upcoming chorale concert series taking place in San Luis Obispo and some scientific effects of music on singers.

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Spencer Johnston is the chef/owner of Danior Kitchen, a catering company in San Luis Obispo. He recently launched at pop-up dinner series called the Turntable Supper Club, an intimate and curated food and wine experience. Johnston stopped by the KCBX studios with fellow chef A.J. LaRosa of the wood-fired catering company, Bear and the Wren, and Lannon Rust, owner of Rust Wine Company and former wine director of Thomas Hill Organics in Paso Robles, to talk about the region's access to incredible food products, the challenges of opening a restaurant on the Central Coast, and how they are doing things a little differently to bring food—and wine—to local consumers.

Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory drug that reduces the body's immune response in order to manage and improve many health conditions. But the relief that can be achieved by using this popular medication can be overshadowed by side-effects that can range from insomnia, acne and nausea to more deadly reactions like depression, confusion and aggression. Tune in for a conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the Reluctant Therapist, and her guest Jill Stegman, who's beloved husband of 40 years committed suicide after years of Prednisone use that altered his quality of life and personality. Your calls will be welcomed and encouraged.

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