The Mark Bar & Grill

A new proposal would allow California restaurants to permanently offer to-go cocktails. 

Figueroa Mountain Brewing

Over the past decade, people around the world have started to observe 'Dry January,' abstaining from alcohol for the month for a healthier start to the new year. But one Central Coast brewery is hoping people place that goal on hold this year.

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As the novel coronavirus pandemic widens, the acute shortage of personal protective equipment worsens; things like face masks and hand sanitizer. To help meet the great need, Central Coast distilleries are changing their production lines from booze to bottling ethanol-based sanitizer.

On December 2, 2008, 18-year-old Carson Starkey was involved in a fraternity ritual at San Luis Obispo's California Polytechnic State University. As part of an iniation hazing, he was compelled to drink large quantities of alcohol. After becoming unresponsive, instead of taking Starkey to the hospital, Sigma Alpha Epsilon members left him to sleep it off on a mattress, out of fear of getting themselves in trouble. Starkey never woke up.

Distracted Driving Awareness

Jan 25, 2018

Distracted driving has become a serious problem facing not just todays drivers, but also bicycle riders and pedestrians as well. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. While anything that takes your attention away from driving can be a distraction, studies show that texting while driving is especially dangerous. Sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for about 5 seconds, long enough to cover a football field while driving at 55 mph. And its sobering to know that at any given time during the day in the U.S. approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or other electronic devices while driving (NHTSA). Join Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Karen Aydelott, Retired Executive Director with San Luis Obispo YMCA, World Class Triathlete and Board Member Bike SLO County and Mike Bennett, Retired Marine Corp Officer and Aviator, and Executive Director Bike SLO County, as well as Managing Director with the Central Coast Distracted Driving Awareness Partnership as they discuss what distracted driving is and what we can do to make our roadways safer.

How tobacco and alcohol are marketed to kids

Mar 5, 2014
Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community

The smoking of electronic cigarettes will soon be banned in many public areas throughout Santa Maria and Los Angeles after city council votes in both cities on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, health leaders in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties are trying to bring attention to the way e-cigarettes, tobacco, and alcohol products are marketed to children.