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Issues & Ideas: Coin shortage, abalone and a "quarantini" a day

Jul 28, 2020


The infinite possibilities of "Portals"

Mar 27, 2018
Tyler Pratt/KCBX News

San Luis Obispo County’s Cuesta College has spent the past month connecting individuals across the planet. It’s part of a global art project called "Portals." Unlike media you typically use to connect to the world, Portals is an immersive experience. You are supposed to feel as if you’re in the same room as someone else in another country, or on another continent.

Lauren Milbourne, Cuesta College

Students at community colleges along the Central Coast are preparing for graduation ceremonies this spring. 

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The number of Hispanic students attending San Luis Obispo County’s Cuesta College is on the rise, and as a result the U.S. Government is giving it a new designation.

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Update - March 16, 2016 at 5:46 p.m.

Cuesta College now has the authority to ban a former student who is facing charges for threatening a local elementary school. 

Allan Hancock College

New research from the California Community Colleges finds even students who don’t complete certificates or transfer to four-year colleges can benefit economically.

Cabaret 805

Live cabaret performances were a popular Sunday evening destination in downtown San Luis Obispo this past spring. Recently, there’s been a push to form a cabaret community on the Central Coast.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office

The Former Cuesta College employee who investigators say used the school's computer system to download her fellow-employees information was in police custody Monday afternoon. 

Meet your local college and university presidents

Apr 15, 2015

In the fall of 2014, KCBX News interviewed nearly every leader of the colleges and universities on the Central Coast. Our goal was to hear their visions for the campuses, find out what's new and on the horizon, and discover how they plan to deal with ongoing challenges.

The presidents of (from north to south) Hartnell, Cuesta, Cal Poly, Allan Hancock, and Santa Barbara City College all participated in our interview series.

Use the interactive map to hear each one. We were unsuccessful in our efforts to book an interview with UC Santa Barbara's Chancellor Yang.

Central Coast State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) introduced a bill in Sacramento Monday aimed at cracking down on off-campus sexual assaults for community college students.

The UC and CSU systems already have the ability to address off-campus crimes and Sen. Jackson says those policies should extend to the state's community college campuses.

Under SB 186, students could be disciplined or even expelled for off-campus behaviors such as sexual assault, physical abuse, stalking and hazing, among others.

Cuesta College secures accreditation for the next six years

Feb 9, 2015
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The organization that determines whether community colleges in the West are competent to teach students is clearing San Luis Obispo County's Cuesta College for the next six years.

The news is a relief for the institution, that in recent years hasn't always seen such favorable reviews.

The college has been working to maintain it's accreditation since 2008, when it was first placed on probation.

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Several community colleges throughout California are now set to become the first in the state to offer bachelor's degrees, however schools on the Central Coast are not currently among them.

A list of 15 pilot program schools was introduced Tuesday at the California Community Colleges Board of Governors meeting in Sacramento. 

Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo County chose not to formally apply, based on the program's restrictions.

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San Luis Obispo County's Cuesta College says its able to expand its successful Promise Program for new high school graduates from within the county.

Originally, the scholarship program was set up to pay for 100 percent of a student's tuition and fees for the first semester of classes.

Wednesday afternoon, the college announced a major expansion to the program that will start next year.

Current and future Promise Scholarship students will have all tuition and fee costs covered for an entire school year under the new rules.

Allan Hancock College

Several Central Coast community colleges started their Fall class schedules Monday including Allan Hancock College in northern Santa Barbara County, Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo County and Hartnell College in Salinas.

Hancock is reporting an 8.5 percent jump in first time students and an overall increase of 0.6 percent.

At Cuesta, nearly 700 recent high school graduates in the county are taking advantage of the school's new Promise Program that provides a fee-free first semester. The college estimates that to be a $700 value.

Whether you're looking for an art class, a music program, swimming and recreation, or a summer program for your kids, Cuesta College Community Programs has much to offer.  Marisa Waddell talks with two of Cuesta's program directors about what's available on campus this summer.

Hundreds of latino teens tour Cuesta College

Mar 21, 2014
Lauren Milbourne, Cuesta College

Hundreds of Latino high school students from throughout San Luis Obispo County visited Cuesta College Friday, and for many it was their first time ever on a college campus.

The day was part of the Educate Si Se Puede outreach conference to help motivate the teens toward education after high school.

In addition to motivational speakers and college-related information, the students were also treated to lunch and a bit of music.

The event was organized by the Latina Leadership Network and Cuesta College

City of King - KingCity.com

Updated: 2/28/2014 at 1:32 p.m.

A former Cuesta College criminal justice instructor has been named as the interim police chief in King City, following the arrests of the police department's acting chief and several officers on bribery and embezzlement charges

Dennis Hegwood was appointed by City Manager Michael Powers to run the police department while a national search is conducted for the department's next police chief.

Ears on Art: air date 10-09-2013

Oct 9, 2013

Crissa Hewitt and Steven deLuque bring us part two of their Ears on Art conversation with Cuesta College teacher and artist Bob Pelfrey. This week they focus on his teaching with special attention to his conviction that the study of art history is the study of connections. Pelfrey's work will be featured at the Cuesta College Art Gallery later this month.