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Coastal Cleanup events organized to remove trash from local beaches and waterways

California Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 18, and thousands of volunteers are expected to participate by heading to local beaches and creeks to pick up trash. Activities on the Central Coast will continue throughout the month.

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A Single Fire Killed Thousands Of Sequoias. Scientists Are Racing To Save The Rest

On a hot afternoon in California's Sequoia National Park, Alexis Bernal squints up at the top of a 200-foot-tall tree. "That is what we would call a real giant sequoia monarch," she says. "It's massive." At 40 feet in diameter, the tree easily meets the definition of a monarch, the name given to the largest sequoias. It's likely more than 1,500 years old. Still, that's as old as this tree will get. The trunk is pitch black, the char reaching almost all the way to the top. Not a single green...

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Angel Russell

Last summer, cities gave a lifeline to restaurants battling indoor dining restrictions by allowing temporary curbside parklets. But with the parklets taking up parking revenue, the cities of Pismo Beach and Paso Robles recently debated the fate of their outdoor dining programs. 

Feeding America estimates one in six children are food insecure in the United States. Local Congressman Salud Carbajal visited Laguna Middle School in San Luis Obispo as part of a tour to address food insecurity on the Central Coast.

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California Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 18, and thousands of volunteers are expected to participate by heading to local beaches and creeks to pick up trash. Activities on the Central Coast will continue throughout the month. 

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Governor Gavin Newsom will remain in office after a majority of Californians voted against the recall.

San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department

With daily COVID-19 positive case rates remaining high in San Luis Obispo County, the Public Health Department and a local school district are making some changes.

Benjamin Purper

After California's gubernatorial recall election yesterday, major media outlets have called the race in favor of Governor Gavin Newsom, who has defeated the attempt to recall him from office — and in San Luis Obispo County, early results show voters in general voted no on the recall.

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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and one local winery is remembering a family member lost to suicide.

Angel Russell

Election day is finally here, and voters are making their way to the polls to determine if Governor Gavin Newsom will keep his seat, or be replaced by one of the 46 challengers on the ballot.

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The need for mental health services has increased in recent years, especially during the pandemic. Colleges and universities across the nation have had to figure out alternative ways to address their students’ needs.

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The Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo campus is coming back to life, with students moving in this week and school starting next week. But with most people walking around in masks, campus life isn’t the typical college experience as COVID-19 continues to cause concern. 

“It’s weird that we are living in a pandemic, but it is what it is," second-year student Cole Turner said. "We can’t really do anything about it.”

Although there are still COVID rules in place, he’s excited to actually meet people in person this year — since his first year of college was all virtual.

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