Santa Barbara community members have created a Facebook event called 'Stop Biased & Irresponsible Journalism in SB,' where more than 500 people have "joined" to protest the Saturday's headline in the Santa Barbara News-Press. In addition to the virtual protest, community members are planning a protest in Santa Barbara Thursday night in front of the paper's office.
The headline which reads 'Illegals line up for driver's licenses" titled a story about AB 60, a new law allowing people to apply for undocumented licenses in California.
Protests over the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this week went nationwide Tuesday night, including at least one gathering on the Central Coast.
Roughly 500 people were involved at a protest in Santa Barbara according to police estimates.
Santa Barbara Police Sergeant Riley Harwood says the crowd originally formed downtown at the Courthouse Sunken Garden. The crowd then became mobile, moving down State Street and eventually toward Highway 101 at Carrillo Street.
The California Highway Patrol in San Luis Obispo says a fatal crash that killed a bicyclist on Los Osos Valley Road Wednesday night happened because the victim crossed the roadway in front of an oncoming vehicle.
Officer Richard Lee says 25-year-old Anna Deis was struck and killed as she left the La Familia Ranch Pumpkin Patch around 6:30. He says the crash happened as she crossed the road to head West and passed in front of a car driven by an 86 year old driver.
There are more than 900 children and youth in foster care throughout San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties at any given time. Reasons for foster care placement range from general neglect, an absent or incapacitated caretaker, relinquishment, exploitation, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and severe neglect. For these children and youth, foster care provides an opportunity for family-based treatment programs and an alternative to group homes or institutional care. For children and youth devastated by trauma, these services can foster hope.