Central Coast Queer Archive Project

Documenting queer history on the Central Coast

October 11 is known as National Coming Out Day, a celebration of coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer. To honor the awareness day this year, a Central Coast group unveiled an effort a long time in the making: the Central Coast Queer Archive Project (CCQAP).

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Back From China, LeBron James Speaks Out On NBA Controversy

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has criticized a tweet sent by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey in support of Hong Kong protesters, saying of Morey, "I believe he wasn't educated on the situation at hand." James has just returned from the NBA's tense trip to China, where teams played exhibition games but many player appearances were cancelled due to the controversy over Morey's statement, which was deleted shortly after it was posted. "Yes, we all do have freedom of speech,...

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Central Coast Queer Archive Project

October 11 is known as National Coming Out Day, a celebration of coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer. To honor the awareness day this year, a Central Coast group unveiled an effort a long time in the making: the Central Coast Queer Archive Project (CCQAP). 

Twelve candidates take the stage for October's Democratic primary debate, which begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 15th. NPR reporters are posting context and analysis in real time.

 

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Later start times coming for California middle and high schools

Oct 14, 2019
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California is now the first state in the U.S. to insist on later start times for most public schools with grades 8 through 12. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill over the weekend that phases in a requirement for junior high schools classes to begin no earlier than 8 a.m. and high school classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

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Products made out of polystyrene and expanded polystyrene (EPS)—commonly known as Styrofoam—will soon be prohibited in all of San Luis Obispo County. A years-long effort by many to pass a countywide ordinance aimed at stopping the use of polystyrene ended Wednesday. The ban will go into effect in six months.

The advent of battery powered e-bikes and fat tire beach cruisers—along with good old knuckle-busting maintenance and repair—helps sustain independently-owned, neighborhood bike shops. Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Morro Bay, California for a visit with Dave Shultz, owner of the The Bike Shop, to learn the rest of the story.

Many of us spend a lifetime trying to be better people, make better choices and reach a level of integrity we can be proud of. And yet - with one reminder of our past - years of self improvement can be shattered. Tune in for a conversation with Elizabeth Barrett, the Reluctant Therapist, about the challenges to truly leaving behind a less than stellar past - and finding full acceptance in our present.

As of Wednesday, all of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Monterey counties remain off the list for current public safety power shutoffs taking place across the state.

On this week's Issues & Ideas: An expo on tiny homes is coming to San Luis Obispo on Oct. 12, focused on exploring every facet of the housing trend that's sweeping the nation. 

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CalFire SLO crews responded Sunday morning to reports of a boat fire off Avila Beach. An engine overheated and the boat’s fire suppression system turned on, but in the end there was no fire, according to CalFire SLO.

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Waterboarding is a form or torture that simulates drowning. A recently-released video by student media outlet Mustang News shows it may have been used as a punishment by members of a Cal Poly fraternity. KCBX News’ Tyler Pratt spoke with Mustang News Editor-In-Chief, Austin Linthicum.

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