Dozen of home health care providers opposed to possible budget cuts took their message to county government officials in Santa Maria this morning. The workers say they are concerned cuts could affect care for their clients who are elderly or vulnerable. They also expect more than one hundred workers could... more »
Going to school at a community college is about to get a lot tougher. California's community colleges will likely slash enrollment this fall by 400,000 students. This comes after budget talks broke down between Governor Brown and state lawmakers.
Allan Hancock and Cuesta College plan to cut at least... more »
There is a long list of families waiting to get their kids into the Santa Maria Bonita School District's after-school program.
District leaders say the numbers have gone up since the state cut child care funding for low-income families.
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In an era of budget cuts, Santa Barbara County's early retirement program is designed to save the county money, but for C.E.O. Mike Brown, it's apparently a different story.
As part of Brown's early retirement, the county is paying him 165-thousand dollars of two year service credit through the... more »
Students and staff at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria are fighting back and speaking out.
The college is facing more than $2 million in budget cuts for the upcoming year. That's in addition to a $4.5 million dollar cut from last year. Student services have been slashed and... more »
A bleak budget picture for Santa Barbara County will be discussed in raw detail Tuesday. The county is facing a nearly $40 million budget shortfall for its 2010-2011 fiscal year. Overall, county departments need to cut around $52 million, which works out to 392 jobs.
The greatest impacts could... more »