August 13, 2012 8:50 PM
It's back to school time for some Central Coast students. But what actually goes in to preparing for the big day?
"They come in just with their eyes open, all excited about school, asking questions," said Rosalie Jones.
For Jones, this is her favorite day of the year.... more »
July 9, 2012 10:28 PM
The Annual Santa Barbara County Fair kicks off its 5-day run Wednesday at the Santa Maria Fairpark.
Live music, food, petting zoo and rides will be there for your entertainment.
Doors open from 11 AM to 10 PM, but the carnival is open a little later, and closes... more »
May 22, 2012 12:04 AM
Students at Righetti High School in Santa Maria are holding an art show Monday and Tuesday night to help the fight against cancer.
More than 700 pieces of student art will be on display at the school. The show includes all types of art including paintings, drawings, and ceramics.... more »
February 27, 2012 9:07 PM
According to California Community College Chancellor, Jack Scott, more students are receiving fee waivers this year.
The state-issued fee waivers helps qualified low-income students pay tuition. Since more students are receiving them, the 112-campus system faces a $149 million deficit. This is on top of an already $400 million... more »
October 11, 2011 1:45 PM
Cuesta College is inviting the public to an open forum today to meet the final three candidates for the superintendent/president position.
The forum will be held on Cuesta College's San Luis Obispo campus in the Associated Students Auditorium, Room 5401, from noon to 3 p.m. Each candidate will have... more »
April 20, 2011 6:06 PM
A parent of a student at Arroyo Grande High School says at least six kids have received threats on their cell phones. The Arroyo Grande Police Department is investigating the threats, which they say do not target a specific race or gender.
According to the parent, the phone calls... more »
February 21, 2011 10:52 PM
Cal Poly students are playing a role in a Wednesday morning rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Taurus XL rocket is expected to lift off from Vandenberg shortly after 2:00 a.m. Wednesday. In addition to a student project, it will carry NASA's glory satellite into orbit. Scientists will... more »
February 3, 2011 10:02 PM
Tough times for Allan Hancock College. The school could face one of the worst budget crunches in its history if a plan by Governor Jerry Brown goes through.
Hancock is just one of many community colleges that could be hit hard by the governor's proposed budget cuts. If the... more »
December 15, 2010 9:48 PM
A new tardy policy at Santa Maria High School is cutting down on the number of kids late to class. Students not in their seats when the bell rings are locked out of class. Administrators got the idea for the program after visiting Artesia High School in Southern California.
... more »
December 15, 2010 12:49 PM
Santa Maria High School Administrators have implemented a new tardy policy to improve student performance.
Those who don't show up to class on time will be taken to a detention area or pick up trash around campus. They will also miss their entire class period. School leaders say they've... more »
December 9, 2010 9:41 PM
Democrats have delayed a vote on controversial legislation that would pave the way to citizenship for many young illegal immigrants.
It's called the Dream Act. It would grant citizenship to illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. before the age of 16, if they enroll in college or join the... more »
December 8, 2010 9:54 PM
The Central Coast is seeing a record number of homeless kids in local school districts and some educators say it's affecting their ability to teach.
So far this year, Santa Barbara County has identified more than 45-hundred homeless students. That number has more than doubled from just two years... more »
December 3, 2010 8:42 PM
A Righetti High School teacher has stepped down after she was accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a student.
Michelle Hill was a 10th grade Biology teacher at Righetti High School in Santa Maria. The school district placed her on administrative leave about three weeks ago while... more »
October 11, 2010 9:27 PM
The Santa Maria Bonita School District is leading the way toward making school lunches healthier.
Eighty-eight percent of the kids in the district qualify for the federal lunch program, one of the highest rates on the Central Coast. The rate is so high that the government allows the entire... more »
October 1, 2010 9:26 PM
The circumstance surrounding the suicide of a student at Rutgers University in New Jersey has pushed the dangers of bullying and cyber-bullying back into the national spotlight. As part of the ongoing goal of raising awareness, Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley held a workshop today at Santa Maria High School... more »
September 30, 2010 12:41 PM
A math teacher at Dos Pueblos High School in Santa Barbara is using interactive technology to help his students solve complex problems.
The software from Texas Instruments, known for its advanced graphing calculators, projects the image of a calculator on the screen and lets students pilot through problems in... more »
May 21, 2010 2:40 AM
Cal Poly President Warren Baker hosted his last Community Service Awards Thursday afternoon.
They are presented to students, faculty and staff for their contributions to making life better in San Luis Obispo and elsewhere.
Lauren Herrera was recognized for tutoring students, her volunteer service in Costa Rica and... more »
May 17, 2010 11:02 PM
California Attorney General, Jerry Brown pays a visit to UC Santa Barbara as part of his campaign for California Governor.
A survey conducted last week by "Survey U.S.A." finds Republican candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are neck-and-neck to grab their party's spot. 39 percent are in favor of... more »
April 29, 2010 4:56 PM
Flamson Middle School in Paso Robles is holding their annual 5k Fun Run on May 7, 2010.
The event is designed to teach students about good health and life fitness habits, while raising money for the school.
Students are seeking pledges from parents, businesses, and local service clubs.... more »
April 8, 2010 5:05 PM
Two high school students help earn funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County.
On March 17, Reshmee Patel and Jasmine Medizade were presented with United Way youth grant funds to help support an after school mentoring program.
The girls are two of 50 mentors... more »
April 6, 2010 6:54 PM
Santa Barbara students will soon have the chance to show off their artistic talents.
Students from Franklin Elementary School created a 13-foot-wide mural on one wall of the newly remodeled McDonald's on Milpas Street in Santa Barbara.
The students worked with champion surfer Lakey Peterson and mosaicist Betsy... more »
March 19, 2010 9:19 PM
Getting more, by doing less. It's a business principal students are learning at Allan Hancock College.
The school's machine technology program is teaming up with local businesses to teach students the principles of lean manufacturing. It's a process that stresses eliminating waste and improving efficiency. Students built paper airplanes,... more »
March 17, 2010 5:26 PM
Hundreds of local students are learning a thing or two about how cattle goes from the farm, to your fork.
For the past two days, local fourth grade students have been taking field trips to F. McClintock's Restaurant in Shell Beach to learn about the life cycle of cattle.... more »
March 15, 2010 5:09 PM
Spring break is just around the corner, and the federal government is giving a stern warning to students about where they choose to vacation.
Mexico is a popular tourist destination, especially for spring break travelers. But, recent spikes in violence have prompted the government to step in. Sunday, it... more »
February 24, 2010 9:43 PM
The state's largest healthcare provider is raising its rates.
"Probably about 10 percent of the folks insured by the company in this state were affected by the rate hike," said Sharon Pensabene, a Lompoc insurance broker.
Those insured as part of a group policy are not directly affected.... more »
February 23, 2010 4:31 PM
Some local students hit the beach Tuesday morning to do their part to keep the coast clean.
Students from Alice Shaw Elementary School in Orcutt organized the clean up day at Avila Beach. It's part of their "Educate to find a Solution to Pollution" program. The fourth and fifth graders... more »
February 23, 2010 1:39 PM
Students from Alice Shaw Elementary School in Orcutt organized a clean up day at Avila Beach.
Fourth and fifth graders picked up trash on Tuesday morning for a class project. The students' goal is to help educate the public on the negative impacts of littering.
February 9, 2010 12:45 PM
San Luis Obispo county high school seniors get the chance to grab some cash for college. Cuesta brings soon-to-be college students and financial experts together in its annual "Cash for College Night," which begins at 5:00p.m. Tuesday. Students taking part will learn how to apply for financial aid and scholarships.... more »
December 7, 2009 1:48 PM
As President Warren Baker announced his retirement Monday, he sent the following email to Cal Poly students:
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 10:11 AM To: cpstudents Subject: Message to Cal Poly Students
Dear Cal Poly Students:
I'm writing to tell you of my intention to retire as... more »
December 2, 2009 6:32 AM
Some UC Santa Barbara students and faculty will be going without some necessities Wednesday, to get a strong message out to University officials.
It's for the One-day Fast for Education. Organizers say students, faculty and staff plan to go without either food, class or work to raise awareness of... more »
November 23, 2009 9:58 PM
San Luis Obispo County health officials have diagnosed a Cuesta College student with bacterial meningitis, a rare, but sometimes fatal infection. The student is a 19-year old man. He is undergoing treatment at Sierra Vista hospital. Students on campus have been notified of the situation by email and on the... more »
November 16, 2009 11:26 PM
There's no doubt these students want to be heard.
"They're lowering my financial aid. I'm going to have to increase loans. There's no jobs. We're not going to be able to pay it off. We're becoming a new class, the indebted class, said UCSB Junior Armando Carmona.
They... more »
November 16, 2009 12:17 PM
Students at UCSB hold a sit-in to protest budget cuts and a proposed fee increase.
Nearly a dozen students protested outside the office of UCSB Chancellor, Henry T. Yang, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday. On Thursday, the University of California Board of Regents will vote to increase undergraduate fees by... more »
November 12, 2009 7:13 AM
Some Central Coast art students show off their creations for the 35th annual Morro Bay Art Association Student Scholarship Exhibition.
San Luis Obispo county art students have submitted their best painting, ceramic, pencil, sculpture and photograph art pieces to show off at this year's show.
The art pieces... more »