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Measure P Opponents Voice Their Opinions

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Citing the significant reduction in funding for public schools, loss of good paying jobs, and loss of $300 million a year in economic activity, an array of Hispanic community leaders and advocates announced their opposition to Measure P, including the Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Tom Lopez, President of TSL Consulting Engineers Inc., Diana Banales, former President, Santa Barbara ... Read More »

Project to Adjust Power Lines to Temporarily Disrupt Traffic

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A project to adjust the clearance of aerial power lines which cross over Hwy. 46 East will result in temporary traffic breaks from Jardine Road to Union Road on Sunday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 2 from 6 am until 9 am. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct three to four rolling stops with delays not to exceed ten ... Read More »

Local Job Seekers Will Benefit From Upcoming Job Skills Training

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More than 200 local job seekers and workers with barriers to employment will benefit from upcoming essential job skills training provided by Americas Job Centers of California (AJCC) serving San Luis Obispo. The job-seeking, and job-keeping skills training is being funded through a $20,000 grant awarded by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) through its 2014 Economic Vitality Grant Program. ... Read More »

Many Young Birds Being Rehabilitated at PWC

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Pacific Wildlife Care (PWC) is experiencing an overwhelming influx of starving juvenile Grebes at its Rehabilitation Center in Morro Bay, CA. As of today, 89 of these pelagic birds remain in PWC care.  The last week has seen the arrival of 128, not all of which have survived. Emergency calls for volunteers have gone out to bring in more help ... Read More »

Results From Tracer Study on Emergency Water Supply

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The Cambria Community Services District today released results of the tracer study that was conducted to confirm the safe operation of the CCSD’s Emergency Water Supply (EWS) project. The report measured the time taken for water injected near the CCSD’s San Simeon Creek well field to reach production wells that supply water to Cambria. It found that, at the test ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Releases Results of Marijuana Eradication Season

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the results of the 2014 marijuana eradication season.  For the past several months, the Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP), the United States Forest Service and the California National Guard have been working together to locate and eradicate illegal marijuana grows in Santa Barbara County. This ... Read More »

Capps Will Tour Classrooms for Students With Special Needs

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On Wednesday, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) will tour classrooms for students with special needs in the Lucia Mar Unified School District. “Ensuring our special needs students and their schools have the resources they need is vitally important to our young people’s successful future,” Capps said. “These students—and their teachers–are incredible individuals. I look forward to spending some time with them ... Read More »

Domestic Distrubance in Lompoc

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On Sunday, October 19, at 11:22 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Lompoc Sheriff’s substation responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in Vandenberg Village.  The disturbance was reported by neighbors.  Sheriff’s deputies made contact with the resident, 29-year-old Matthew Lee Hill, a Lompoc Police Officer, and his girlfriend.  Hill is a detective with the Lompoc Police Department and ... Read More »

Amgen Announcing Route for Next Year’s Event

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Organizers of the Amgen Tour of California are announcing the route for next year’s event, as well as another big change for the professional cycling race. Here on the Central Coast, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach and Santa Barbara will all host either a start or finish line. Stage 4 of the race will begin in Pismo Beach and end in Avila ... Read More »

California Alcoholic Beverage Control Announces Grants

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The California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has announced that it has awarded several mini-grants to over 20 local law enforcement agencies to help them combat underage drinking, alcohol-related crime and educate ABC licensees about alcoholic beverage laws in California through ABC’s IMPACT Program. Mini-grants ranging from $7,400 to $25,000 have been awarded to 23 local law enforcement agencies throughout California. ... Read More »

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