School and Education News in California

News about Education




  • Santa Maria District Students Recognized for Academic Achievements at 'UC Success Night'
    published on Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20:06:40 GMT
    Santa Maria Joint Union High School District student honorees and their families were treated to dinner at the Veterans Memorial Hall at this week's "UC Success Night." The academic achievements of more than 100 Santa Maria Joint Union High School District students was recognized during "UC Success Night" this week....
  • CALM Highlights Child Abuse Prevention Month with Practical Tips to Help Year-Round
    published on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:51:33 GMT
    CALM therapist Miriam Cislo took open house participants on a tour of the Santa Barbara office Friday, showing them a Parent/Child Interactive Therapy room, where therapists can view how a parent interacts with his or her child through a one-way mirror. "A lot of the work we do is helping the parent calm down," she says....
  • Santa Barbara County Unites for Special Olympics Track and Field Competition
    published on Sun, 19 Apr 2015 04:58:00 GMT
    Dozens of Special Olympians from throughout Santa Barbara County competed in track and field events at Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria on Saturday. From running events to long jumps and more, athletes began competing after a traditional opening ceremony, complete with torch lighting for the Spring Regional Games....
  • DP High Student Arrested for Making Threats
    published on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:43:27 GMT
    A Dos Pueblos High School student was arrested today, April 16, 2015, after he allegedly sent threatening e-mails to a teacher and an administrator. A series of e-mails were received this morning during the 10:00 hour....
  • Respected Law Firm Expands to San Luis Obispo
    published on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:02:08 GMT
    PRLog - April 16, 2015 - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Comstock & Wagner, Attorneys at Law, is opening a new office at 775 Marsh Street in San Luis Obispo....
  • Meet the 2015 Red Wings
    published on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:25:47 GMT
    Meet the 2015 Red Wings Reporter Kevin Oklobzija introduces the 2015 squad. Check out this story on DemocratandChronicle.com: http://on.rocne.ws/1yvdxo0 The Rochester Red Wings, the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, are coming off last year's 77-67 season and fourth-place finish in the International League's North Division....
  • Construction Under Way on Hancock Terrace Apartments in Santa Maria
    published on Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:25:45 GMT
    With construction well under way behind him, Michael Towbes on Tuesday heralded the start of work on the Hancock Terrace Apartments, a $50 million project with 268 rental units in downtown Santa Maria. The celebration was touted as a groundbreaking ceremony, but work was well under way at the site at 534 E. Boone St. "We thought we would have a groundbreaking, but you'll see when you get behind the fence here it's not a groundbreaking because we have already broken a lot of ground," Towbes, chai...
  • Researcher develops innovative communication training based on cognitive neuroscience.
    published on Tue, 14 Apr 2015 01:03:10 GMT
    Cognitive Communication , a state of the art training firm has released a cutting edge training program in communication, based on the latest research into cognitive neuroscience. Cognitive Communication , a state of the art training firm has released a cutting edge training program in communication, based on the latest research into cognitive neuroscience....
  • Committee Selects Three Finalists for Name of Santa Maria-Bonita's Newest School
    published on Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:49:01 GMT
    Former farmworker brothers who grew up to have accomplished careers, a police officer who taught an anti-drug program, and a man who mentored local youths for decades are the finalists for the name of Santa Maria-Bonita School District 's newest campus. The Board of Education will review the three finalists and possibly pick a name during a meeting set to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Souza Student Support Center, 708 S. Miller St. With 69 names submitted by the community earlier this year, t...
  • After Mapping Out Plan to Serve Santa Maria, Throngs of Volunteers Get Down to Work
    published on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 23:41:20 GMT
    Among the projects aimed at sprucing up the community is a freshly painted lesson in geography on the playground at Battles School Kyra Allen, 12, puts the finishing touches on Lake Huron while volunteering at a Serve Santa Maria project at Battles Elementary School on Saturday. Allen's family and other First Christian Church members completed several projects at the campus....
  • New Cult on the Block: Levo Wines
    published on Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:01 GMT
    Roots: Originally from Idaho, Urness worked at a winery in high school, where he mostly set up weddings. "I really liked the whole thing even though I wasn't into wine," he said, noting that the winery made cab, merlot, and syrah but did best at riesling....
  • Santa Maria Salutes the Strawberry Industry
    published on Thu, 09 Apr 2015 06:03:41 GMT
    The Santa Maria Valley strawberry industry is battling increasing production costs and stagnant prices in addition to the drought and labor shortage, growers said Wednesday night. The lack of rain is creating a big burden for growers in the industry, which had a value of $460 million in 2013 for the region....
  • Multi-Agency Raid Targets Central Coast Drug Ring
    published on Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:15:41 GMT
    Federal agents and San Luis Obispo County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday carried out pre-dawn searches of several homes, the culmination of an 18-month investigation into an alleged methamphetamine and heroin trafficking ring....
  • Family arrested in takedown of Central Coast drug trafficking ring
    published on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 21:46:00 GMT
    Members of a family accused of dealing large quantities of methamphetamine and other drugs on the Central Coast were arrested Tuesday in a pre-dawn operation, federal authorities said. The FBI says the Rocha family was responsible for trafficking highly potent and pure narcotics in Santa Maria and surrounding communities, including near Mesa Middle School in Arroyo Grande....
  • Feds charge 13 members of Nipomo narcotics trafficking family
    published on Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:55:55 GMT
    Agents with the FBI, California Highway Patrol officers and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies conducted a pre-dawn operation that led to the arrest of 12 members of a Central Coast narcotics trafficking organization. One member of the group has been charged, but not yet arrested....
  • Santa Maria Teens to Honor Breanna Rodriguez During Summer Trip to Uganda
    published on Sun, 05 Apr 2015 05:49:11 GMT
    Children's play structure to be built and dedicated in memory of Righetti High School senior killed in January car crash Deanna Byrne, center, is leading a trip to Uganda for high school students, including Righetti High seniors Sophia Gomez, left, and Caitlyn Sampson. Their friend, Breanna Rodriguez, had planned to go on the trip but was died in a January car crash....
  • Strokes and Plugs
    published on Thu, 02 Apr 2015 08:01:07 GMT
    The image of a library is generally that of a dour, hushed room filled with dusty, yellowed books, and a stern, bespectacled librarian glaring from behind a desk. In other words: not a very fun environment....
  • Jackson Honors Four from Santa Barbara County as 'Women of the Year'
    published on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:40:37 GMT
    In honor of Women's History Month in March, state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson , D-Santa Barbara, has named eight women from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties as the 19th Senate District's 2015 Women of the Year. "Each woman being honored has given of herself in significant ways in order to make our community a better place for us all to live," said Jackson, who is chair of the Legislative Women's Caucus....
  • Teen Driver Sentenced After Pleading Guilty in Fatal Speed-Racing Crash in Santa Maria
    published on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:33:34 GMT
    Boy admits to charges under a special program for juveniles and must perform community service warning others against reckless driving Mourners gather in January around a makeshift memorial on East Donovan Road in Santa Maria where Righetti High School senior Breanna Rodriguez crashed into a light pole while racing a teen boy. Rodriguez later died of her injuries....
  • Mark James Miller: California Federation of Teachers Convention Another Sign of Unions' Revival
    published on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:13:08 GMT
    More than 600 delegates, staff and guests. Fifty-four different union locals represented, from one end of California to the other....