Posts Tagged ‘Children’


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Governor candidate wants to abolish CPS, start over

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly said Tuesday that he would abolish California’s Child Protective Services system because social workers often remove children from families without sufficient reason. He would then start over from the “ground up.” [SacramentoBee] “If I were... (Continue reading)

Central Coast pop-punk rocker arrested for child sex offences

An Atascadero man, who is a former member of the pop-punk band New Found Glory, has been charged with seven felonies regarding his alleged contact with 14 and 15-year-old children he contacted online. [AlternativePress] On the same day in December... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria couple leaves child in car at casino

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested a Santa Maria couple Tuesday after they left their 4-year-old daughter in a car while they gambled at the Chumash Casino. At about noon, Bulmaro Reyes, 23, and Petra Zaragoza, 28, arrived at the... (Continue reading)

Tim Donnelly calls Velie CPS case payback

By JOSH FRIEDMAN In an interview with CalCoastNews, gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly explains his reason for sending San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services a letter condemning their treatment of the family of CalCoastNews publisher Karen Velie. “It was absolutely... (Continue reading)

Foster kids just like money in the bank

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Children taken from parents and placed in foster homes generate a generous flow of cash to California counties, according to a recent Los Angeles Times report. County social services agencies throughout the state net at least $1,800... (Continue reading)

Man reported to be planning abduction of Paso Robles boy

Update: The report that a man was planning to abduct a child  is unfounded and has no merit, according to the Paso Robles Police Department. An unknown man is planning to abduct a boy from a Paso Robles school before... (Continue reading)

Rally to return publishers grandchildren

Citizens of San Luis Obispo County gathered outside the courthouse on the morning of December 10, 2013 to call for the release of CalCoastNews publisher Karen Velie’s grandchildren from Child Welfare Services custody. Protesters then entered the SLO County Board... (Continue reading)

Letter by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly to SLO County Social Services Director Lee Collins

OPINION By ASSEMBLYMAN TIM DONNELLY Dear Director Collins, It has come to my attention that allegations have been made that San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services seized the grandchildren of Karen Velie, a respectable local publisher, in retaliation for... (Continue reading)

Grandchildren of CCN publisher spend holidays in county hands

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and DANIEL BLACKBURN In the midst of a CalCoastNews investigation into alleged abuses of power by a county agency, three grandchildren of the news agency’s co-founder and publisher have been removed from their family and forced to... (Continue reading)

Seven arrested in Paso Robles heroin bust

A month long Paso Robles police investigation ended on Saturday with the arrest of seven people and the seizure of $2,770 in cash and $1,000 worth of black tar heroin. While serving a warrant at a residence on the 100... (Continue reading)



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