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Disabled child spends school day abandoned on the bus

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A driver for the Goleta school district left a 4-year-old boy with brain damage sitting on a parked school bus for four hours last week. [KCOY] On the morning of July 6, the driver was transporting four children to summer... (Continue reading)

SLO Laureate School shuttered, no warning to parents

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By KAREN VELIE Parents attempting to drop their children off on Wednesday morning at the Laureate School in San Luis Obispo were informed the owners of the school had been evicted and the school was closed. The Laureate School is... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College closes small pool because of leaks

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Cuesta College announced Wednesday it is closing its small 60,000 gallon pool to make emergency safety repairs to the pool lining. The small pool will be closed indefinitely, Cuesta College officials said in a press release. The unplanned repairs have... (Continue reading)

How do we create a post-fossil fuel society?

Opinion by Fielding Graduate University President Katrina Rogers, PhD The oil spill the occurred off 20 miles north of Santa Barbara on May 19 raises once again the specter of an increasingly polluted world. With all of us so dependent on fossil... (Continue reading)

California college students displaced amid alleged financial aid scam

A popular for-profit college chain is shutting down than two dozen campuses and displacing more than 10,000 California students. [LA Times] Orange County company Corinthian Colleges Inc., which has operated the Everest, WyoTech and Heald college systems in California and... (Continue reading)

Top 10 banned books of 2014

The American Library Association has released its annual report assessing the state of academic, public and school libraries. Included in the report is a list of the 10 most frequently banned or challenged books of 2014. Last year, the ALA’s... (Continue reading)

California embraces Common Core testing

The state of California is abandoning its school ranking system in favor of a scoring method that will align with Common Core standards. [OC Register] California has been implementing the Common Core State Standards Initiative since the beginning of the... (Continue reading)

SLO County criminology 101

In a court of law, what constitutes robbery or conspiracy or a hate crime? To help reporters accurately cover criminal court, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has sent media a criminal justice system glossary. It defines everything... (Continue reading)

Camp Hapitok is back

A week after canceling the 2015 edition of Camp Hapitok amid a dispute with county officials, organizers have announced that the sleep-away program for youth with speech disorders will take place this summer. Last week, Friends of Hapitok announced that... (Continue reading)

Guadalupe considering anti-truancy ordinance

The Guadalupe City  Council will discuss an ordinance Tuesday that will permit police to pick up minors caught outside of school during school hours, and take them back to school. [KCOY] This program will allow police to have probable cause... (Continue reading)



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