Monterey County speeds up tenant protections

For Central Coast renters, this holiday season may turn bleak as many receive eviction notices . A new state law aims to protect tenants, particularly from no-fault evictions. But some landlords are now sharply raising rents or sending out required 60-day and 30-day eviction notices now before the law goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

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The Grammy Nominees For Best New Artist Point To A Sea Change In Pop

The Grammy Awards' category for new artists has always been the Hufflepuff house of the event, a mishmash of eccentrics, high achievers and hard-working young music industry favorites. (Notorious category winners Milli Vanilli did work hard, just not at singing.) Rarely has the field clearly pointed toward an exciting new musical era. But this year, that's exactly what it suggests. Three breakthrough pop stars, each of whom embodies creativity and influence in the streaming age – and who,...

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Performing Arts Center, San Luis Obispo

A San Luis Obispo dance company is about to debut its fall season of performances. The mission of Movement Arts Collective is to “enhance the artistic landscape of the local and regional community through dance performance, education, and outreach, building both the artists and the audiences of the future.” Their upcoming contemporary ballet and modern dance performance titled "Ballet Unbound,” on November 15 and 17, is set to live music and showcases three works focused on the theme of overcoming barriers.

Do we choose a life in music or does the music choose us? Tune in for some more backstage banter with various artists and the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about being called to make a difference in the world by using their voices and lyrics to uplift, raise awareness and inspire others toward action.

Tara Niendam, Toby Ewing, "Statewide Learning Health Care Network and Evaluation of California's Early Psychosis Programs."

Last December, Brighid FitzGibbon’s son, Evan, entered a catatonic state. Acute psychosis had hit suddenly a few weeks earlier, toward the end of fall semester of his sophomore year at Bard College in upstate New York. Gripped by terrifying delusions, his body began to shut down.

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What is the financial outlook for San Luis Obispo County? It depends on a lot of factors. County officials got a five-year financial outlook this week and it covered a lot of “what-if” scenarios.

College students, seniors and immigrants miss out on food stamps. Here’s why

Nov 7, 2019
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A college student in Fresno who struggles with hunger has applied for food stamps three times. Another student, who is homeless in Sacramento, has applied twice. Each time, they were denied.

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Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from Monterey County's Fort Hunter Liggett, America’s largest Army Reserve training base. A ribbon-cutting ceremony signaling the opening of a multi-million dollar high-tech training school has just concluded. Come along and join the conversation with Fort Hunter Liggett Garrison Commander Colonel Charles Bell Jr.; Major General Bruce Hackett, Commanding General, 80th Training Command; and Brigadier General Matthew Baker, Commanding General, 102nd Training Division.

Courtesy of Bike SLO County

UPDATE 11/08/19 10 AM: San Luis Obispo police and volunteers set up a bike light checkpoint at a heavily trafficked, and dimly lit, intersection in San Luis Obispo Wednesday evening. But local authorities weren't giving out citations. Instead, they handed out 400 bike lights and gave tips to cyclists, many of whom were Cal Poly students, on the the best ways to use them. Click the Listen button above to hear a radio version of the story. 

(Clockwise) Michael Kienitz; Douglas Lochner; Greta Mart

On this week’s Issues & Ideas: Truth in Recruitment is a student advocacy group working to reduce the presence of military recruiters on high school campuses. We hear the group's concerns and what they are doing to expand access to information about post-high school options for teens. We also hear the perspectives of a Santa Maria Joint Unified School District administrator, and the U.S. Army captain in charge of military recruitment on the Central Coast.

California law nudges NCAA into action on athlete pay

Oct 30, 2019
Courtesy of Cal Poly Football

As California’s new student-athlete compensation law continues to spark a nationwide movement, the NCAA Tuesday agreed to allow college players to sign paid endorsement deals, but left itself room to define the terms of those agreements.

Parenting takes more than love and good intentions. So where do we turn for guidance that is helpful and realistic? Tune in for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett and guest, Meghan Englert, founder of Out of the Box Parenting, about the joys and challenges of modern child-rearing. What's your most pressing parenting concern?

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