summer

Bunyon Bros. Tree Service

Arborists throughout the Central Coast say they have been busy this summer, with calls of massive tree limbs crashing down.

Fr. Ian Delinger

San Luis Coastal Unified School District is not only providing students with nutritious food, but making sure that no child goes hungry, even in a global pandemic. The district's director of food services tells the story.

Courtesy of Festival Mozaic

A popular, summertime Central Coast festival announced Thursday it is postponing until 2021. The management of another major SLO County event is taking a more wait-and-see approach on whether to go ahead as usual. Stay-at-home orders have laid waste to all planned concerts, festivals and events this spring, and now summertime ones are falling like dominoes—all triggered by the pandemic.

Looking back over the summer of 2017 it will be the memories of time spent alone in blissful solitude, and the time spent in joyful community with those we love, along with the moments of awe and wonder, surprise and comedic disaster that will sustain our mental health and well-being. It is in the sharing and retelling of these memories and stories that we keep them alive and active in our hearts. Tune in for a conversation about those memories we've collected and how they far outlast the collecting of things.

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Santa Barbara is the second most expensive city in the U.S. to spend your Memorial Day Weekend—or any summer vacation dates for that matter—according to a new survey by Los Angeles-based GoBankingRates.com. Only New York City ranks higher.

Content Director Casey Bond says the findings were not a shock.

"To be honest, I mean, most people don't know Santa Barbara for its low cost-of-living, so it wasn't too much of a surprise that it came out number two in our most expensive cities to travel to," said Bond.

San Francisco came in just behind Santa Barbara.

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This summer, KCBX News is interviewing the people who run farmers markets throughout the Central Coast to learn what challenges and issues they're facing, including the ongoing drought.

We are also interested in new state laws that effect direct marketing events, like farmers markets.

Finally, it gives us all a chance to learn what's fresh and in season at the various markets from Soledad to Carpinteria.

Summer is a great time to take stock of our mental health and well-being.  The weather, the long days, and slower pace all lend themselves to taking care of our bodies and souls.  Join us Tuesday from 2-3 pm for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about how to make the most of this season and connect with the joy that resides in us all!  Your calls with questions, comments and concerns are always welcomed and encouraged.  Caring talk for the Central Coast here on your public radio station - KCBX

Jordan Bell

Downtown San Luis Obispo's summertime tradition Concerts in the Plaza kicked off Friday evening in Mission Plaza, featuring the reggae rock group Nada Rasta.

"It's our first night of the season, and we have 13 weeks of shows so there's 12 more weeks to catch a show," said Dominic Tartaglia, head of the Downtown Association about the 19th year for the event. "Fourth of July we actually have a double-header starting at 2:00, so it'll be a great opportunity for people to come out and be a part of that."

Transit Unlimited Wiki

Students grades k-12 will have a free ride this summer on public transit throughout San Luis Obispo County. They just need to show their school ID in order to take any fixed route without having to pay cash.

The program includes RTA, SLO Transit, South County Transit, Paso Express and Morro Bay Transit.

Monterey-Salinas Transit offers a youth pass for $38, which is good for rides throughout the summer.

Santa Barbara County does not currently offer a summer student deal.