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  • Local counselor says prescription drug abuse is a "quiet epidemic"

    February 13, 2012 10:20 PM

    Although Whitney Houston battled prescription drug addiction for years, it is too soon to know if drugs were a cause for her death. We do know, however, that prescription drug abuse is a very big problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... more »
  • Lompoc homeless shelter reopens

    January 25, 2012 10:25 PM

    The Marks House shelter in Lompoc is set to open its doors again. Money problems forced the shelter to close last week. The Lompoc shelter, which once housed homeless women and children, will now be a place where homeless families can stay. Marks House holds 19 beds for... more »
  • Winter weather raises concerns about homeless shelter overcrowding

    January 19, 2012 9:50 PM

    The closure of two homeless shelters in Lompoc earlier this week could pose challenges for the Good Samaritan Shelter in Santa Maria. The Lompoc Housing Community Development Corporation closed the Marks House and the Bridgehouse shelters on Tuesday after running out of money to operate them. Now, the city... more »
  • County expands medical services for the homeless

    December 13, 2010 9:53 PM

    Santa Barbara County health experts are helping those without a home this winter get better access to medical care. Santa Barbara County Public Health is expanding its Health Care for the Homeless program. A report released in July showed 45 homeless people died between January 2009 and March of... more »

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