A bucolic new rehab center for local child sex trafficking victims

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Hope Refuge, founded by Sally and Chuck Cook (pictured), aims to provide a safe place where child survivors of the commercial sex industry can be restored and healed. Photo credit: Carolina Starin/KCRW

Hope Refuge helps underage sex trafficking survivors transition to a new life of freedom. And a San Luis Obispo Assemblyman hopes to keep California’s last nuclear power plant running with his proposal to reclassify nuclear power as renewable energy. 

Laura Capps will challenge Das Williams in the upcoming County Supervisor election with a family-values campaign just as the first recreational cannabis store opens in Santa Barbara. 



Carolina Starin