WHAT DO SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS DO?
With all of our county school districts now started for the 2014-15 school year, I thought it would interesting to look at who is legally charged with running our local public schools – the 10 local “school boards” in our county. Actually, the legal name for schools boards in California is either the Governing Board or the Board of Trustees, not “school board”, but that name is certai Read More »
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Ryan McMahon, Disaster Program Manager for the San Luis Obispo County chapter of the American Red Cross, is deploying to the Napa earthquake relief effort. Ryan is a staff member of the Red Cross, guiding volunteers in the delivery of our many types of disaster services.
Ryan will work on information and planning activities at the Red Cross offices in Santa Rosa, CA, which is serving as Red Cross disaster headquarters for our earthquake relief efforts. In his role, Ryan will be assessing incoming data such as: Number of clients (residents) affected by the quake and/or by any ongoing disruption to infrastructure and services; number of clients the Red Cross is actively serving in shelters and in t Read More »
At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to a report of a suicidal subject with a firearm inside an apartment in the 700 block of Camino Del Sur. The reporting party identified the subject as 20-year-old Joshua Hillsburg, a UCSB student, and relayed that he had a gun and wanted to kill himself. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the apartment, secured a perimeter and attempted to make contact with Hillsburg. After a short amount of time, Hillsburg came to the front door and when he saw deputies he attempted to retreat into a back bedroom. Sheriff’s deputies were able to swiftly prevent Read More »
Grover Beach Police Officers assisted the Grover Beach Code Enforcement Officer with a compliance investigation at the residential address of 470 N. 3rd Street in Grover Beach this morning. During the compliance check, the officers located four adults inside the residence along with narcotics and a shotgun. Further investigation resulted in the arrest of Glenn Taylor, 32 of Grover Beach for sales of methamphetamine, possession of a gun while in possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Erin Soqui, 27 of San Miguel was arrested for was arrested for possession of heroin, possession of a gun while in possession Read More »
At 4:05 pm, Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to a reported vegetation fire, located south of the Harris Grade summit.
The fire spread initially from 5 to 10 acres, at a moderate rate of spread on the east side of Harris Grade. The fire was slope driven and burned in pine trees. Wind was not a factor. Temperatures were in the mid to high seventies. The forward progress of the fire was stopped at 6pm and is estimated to be 10 to 20 acres. As of Read More »
District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that John Anthony Wilson pled no contest to four felony counts of grand theft of aqua-cultural product. The case arose from a California Fish & Wildlife investigation whereby Mr. Wilson was caught stealing crabs from other fishermen’s holding tanks in the Santa Barbara Harbor on multiple occasions. In addition to his felony plea, Mr. Wilson pled to five various misdemeanor Fish & Game Code and California Code Read More »
From 12:01 AM Friday August 15, 2014 through Midnight Thursday August 21, 2014 officers representing 11 county law enforcement agencies have arrested 61 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. There were 73 DUI arrests during the same period in 2013.
There were no DUI related traffic fatalities and no Dui related injury collisions. To date, this summer mobilization period 2 people have been injured in DUI traffic collisions. During the 2013 summe Read More »
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted on a couple of issues. In the first, it agreed to provide The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County with $400,000 for the purchase of the Pismo Preserve. Land Conservancy officials say, with the Board’s contribution and some private donations, it now has enough money to go before the State Wildlife Conservation Board on Thursday. The Board is expected to provide the project with $4 million. Land Conservancy o Read More »
Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol are reminding motorists to drive safely this Labor Day weekend and during the rest of the summer driving season by taking the following steps: Abide by the posted speed limit and reduce your speed in areas where congestion or hazards may occur. Motorists should maintain a safe distance between their vehicle and the one in front of them; slow down and move over when Caltrans workers, law enforcement or tow truck drivers are Read More »
The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County will host a panel discussion: “Can My Kids Afford College? Accessibility and Affordability of Higher Educaiton” featuring Drs. Gil Stork of Cuesta College and Jeffrey Armstrong of Cal Poly on Saturday, September 13, 11:00 a.m., at Cuesta College Associated Student Auditorium. Student representatives Scott Chedester from Cuesta and Joi Sullivan from Cal Poly will also be on the panel. The panelists will take questions fr Read More »