Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Local News

McDonalds Restaurant Approved by Board of Supervisors


Despite a large contingent of outspoken Los Osos residents who voiced their opposition to a proposed drive-through McDonald’s restaurant, the county Board of Supervisors approved the project Tuesday. The board voted 4-1, with Supervisor Bruce Gibson dissenting to give the go-ahead to the restaurant at the old Bank of America building at 1076 Los Osos Valley Road in the Vons ... Read More »

Associated Students Says Responsibility Should be Taken for Deltopia


The Associated Students at the University of California, Santa Barbara say they believe UCSB and its students need to take responsibility and are in part to blame for things getting out of hand at Deltopia on Saturday night. The Associated Students released this statement which says: "We will be requesting a civil grand jury investigation into the events of April ... Read More »

Overpass Widening on Los Osos Valley Road


Construction plans are moving forward to widen the overpass on Los Osos Valley Road from three lanes to four to solve congestion problems, as the three lane road often backs up on both sides of the highway. The $33 million project also adds sidewalks and bike lanes. Last Tuesday, the city council said the Public Work's Department can start accepting ... Read More »

National Public Health Week


It's National Public Health Week. This year's focus is "Start Here. Every day will highlight a different aspect of public health. Monday was "Be Healthy from the Start." It's for everything ranging from maternal health and school nutrition to emergency. Today’s theme is "Don't Panic" focusing on disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action. Wednesday is "Get Out Ahead" ... Read More »

Diablo Canyon Facility Under Attack from Opponents


California’s last operating nuclear power plant is under attack from opponents armed with a new study contending radiation from the Diablo Canyon facility poses a health risk to the residents of San Luis Obispo County. State and local health officials — as well as PG&E, the plant’s owner — said the study and its findings are flawed. The study, commissioned ... Read More »

Deltopia Turns Unruly


Local law enforcement agencies tried to control unruly crowds at a spring break party in Isla Vista known as Deltopia, which consisted of about fifteen thousand people.  On Saturday night at Del Playa, a University of California Santa Barbara Police officer was hit in the head with a backpack that contained large bottles of alcohol.  During the arrest, a large ... Read More »

New COO at Sierra Vista Medical Center


Ikenna Mmeje has been named Chief Operating Officer at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.  He succeeds Joe DeSchryver, who was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Mmeje will assume his duties April 7. Mmeje will conduct oversight of the hospital’s daily operations and ancillary departments such as pathology, radiology, pharmacy and plant operations. He will play an integral role as well ... Read More »

Community Backlash Against Proposed McDonalds


McDonalds’s proposal for a 50-seat eatery at the Vons shopping center on Los Osos Valley Road has received complaints from many Los Osos residents that the fast food chain restaurant does not fit the Los Osos lifestyle. They claim that adding the McDonalds would encourage an unhealthy lifestyle, increase pollution, negatively affect traffic and parking, and hurt local restaurants. The ... Read More »

Phone Scam in San Luis Obispo County


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is warning everyone about a phone scam in San Luis Obispo County. Several people have reported that they had been contacted by someone claiming to be from the Sheriff's Office warning that there was a warrant out for their arrest for failing to appear for jury duty. The caller indicates the resident can ... Read More »

Suspect in Custody After Robbing Gas Station


The suspect wanted for robbing the Mobil Gas Station on Los Positas Road in Santa Barbara on February 2013 is in custody.  New DNA evidence from the crime scene indicated that 35-year old Travis Rosenblatt committed the robbery. Rosenblatt had previously been convicted of committing a bank robbery in Santa Barbara in 2006.  Sheriff’s Detectives obtained a search and arrest ... Read More »