In this issue of Issues & Ideas, learn about the three lawsuits that Oceano Dunes’ nonprofit friends filed against the California Coastal Commission after they decided to stop using off-highway vehicles in Oceano Dunes. A walk is organized for Kristin Smart to commemorate the anniversary of her death in May 1996. We will get in touch with some students who want to attend. After the CDC announced permission for fully vaccinated individuals to remove their masks in most settings, many people’s feelings have become complicated. We have a conversation with mental health professionals. You will hear a conversation about the issues affecting our city centers from the point of view of downtown residents. Finally, we learn about a student program at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo that benefits cats and prepares students for a future in animal care.