Community Focus is a public affairs presentation of KCBC. Each week John Yazel will address specific issues of concern to the residents of Northern California and the greater Central Valley.
Tune in each Saturday at 8:30 pm as John interviews community leaders, organizations, politicians, law enforcement agencies, and various experts to address matters important to you and the listeners KCBC serves.
If you have a question, comment or would like to hear an issue covered on Community Focus you can contact John...
Community Focus with John Yazel - January 31, 2015
John talks to Lisa * and Roxanne * about their organization Starting Point and how they are helping combat the epidemic of Sex Trafficking in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. Listen to learn how to spot this crime, how to report it and how to take advantage of Starting Point's outreach program.
Community Focus with John Yazel - January 24, 2015
John talks to Sue Wiese, founder of Operation Roger, about her organization that arranges transport of adopted pets to their new homes via a nationwide network of Truck Drivers and volunteers. Listen to find out how you can help loving animals find a loving home in Northern California.
Community Focus with John Yazel - January 17, 2015
John talks to Frank Moretti from TRIP about a study they conducted about the safety of drivers as they age. Listen to find out ways to stay safe and how conditions on modern American roads make driving even more challenging as we age.
Community Focus with John Yazel - December 27, 2015
John talks to Bonnye Spray about her work with Impact Teen Drivers since the tragic death of her daughter while texting and driving. They discuss current laws and why they are not strong enough to stop people from killing themselves and others if they try to text and drive.
Community Focus with John Yazel - December 20, 2014
John talks to Kevin Carroll, Director of the Modesto Gospel Mission, about their Happy Birthday Jesus Party happening December 23rd. Listen to find out what you can do to help shine a light this Christmas for those in need with a donation of Toys, Food or Clothing.
Community Focus with John Yazel - December 13, 2014
John Yazel talks to Bill Brown of Stockton's Gospel Center Rescue Mission about the services they provide for the homeless and needy every day. How they make Christmas a special time for those they help and how you can make it even better with donations of Toys, Food, Clothing, Money or by volunteering.
Community Focus with John Yazel - November 22, 2014
John talks to Kevin Carroll, Executive Director of the Modesto Gospel Mission, about the work the Mission does in serving the homeless and hungry in Modesto and Stanislaus County everyday. Listen to find out how you can help the Mission prepare for their Thanksgiving Banquet and Bundle up by donating food and warm clothing.
Community Focus with John Yazel - November 15, 2014
John talks to Mike Mallory, CEO of the Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin/Stanislaus Counties about their operations and service to the needy in seven counties of the Central Valley and Motherlode. How you can help them during the Holiday season. And what you need to know about setting up a food drive before you start.
Community Focus with John Yazel - November 8, 2014
John speaks to Doug Carlson of the Department of Water Resources about the CA Drought, the state of our current water supply and the importance of learning to conserve water daily. Listen to hear about the resources that are available to you so you can start saving water today!
Community Focus with John Yazel - November 1, 2014
John talks to CHP Sgt. Patrick Crabb about auto theft in the California Central Valley and the work the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force does to catch criminals. Listen to find out how you can keep your vehicle safe.
Community Focus with John Yazel - October 18, 2014
John talks to Anthony Presto of the San Joaquin Valley Air District about the new Check Before You Burn winter regulations and how the "No Burn Day's" will be happening more often for those burning wood in a standard open fireplace. Listen to find out how the SJVAPCD is offering to help pay for a new fireplace insert or wood stove to heat your home this winter.
Community Focus with John Yazel - October 11, 2014
John speaks to Mark Benthien of the Southern California Earthquake Center about the Great Shake Out on Oct. 16th. How you can sign up to participate and how to be prepared for an earthquake at work and home.
Community Focus with John Yazel - October 4, 2014
John talks to Kim Alexander, Founder of the California Voter Foundation about the November 4th Election, getting registered to vote and dates you need to remember if you are planning to vote-by-mail.
Community Focus with John Yazel - September 6, 2014
John Yazel talks to Retired Army National Guard Sgt. Ron Leonard about the organization K-9's for Christ. How their volunteers and service dogs help veterans in recovery and others coping with illness across the country. Listen to find out how you can volunteer.
Community Focus with John Yazel - August 30, 2014
John talks to Kate Trompetter of the Center for Human Services in Stanislaus County about the services made available to those in need at their Family Resource Centers and how you can help through volunteering and donation.
Community Focus with John Yazel - August 9, 2014
John Yazel talks to Marilyn Bardet of SafeBenicia.org about the dangers of shipping Crude Oil by Train throughout California. Her group is fighting to stop increased shipments into the Valero Refinery in Benicia and other Refineries in the Bay Area and California. Part 1 of 2
Community Focus with John Yazel - July 26, 2014
John Yazel talks to George Kostyrko of the CA Water Resources Control Board about the new water use regulations the board recommended to help save water during the drought and what it could mean to violators. Listen for ways to save water.
Community Focus with John Yazel - July 5, 2014
John talks to Peter Drekmeier of the Tuolumne River Trust about the recovery from the 2013 Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest and what is being done to restore and protect the area.