A student skydiver is being treated for injuries Monday evening at the Cottage Hospital Trauma Center in Santa Barbara. The Lompoc Fire Department says the man experienced a "hard landing."
Rescuers had to hike this morning to reach the injured man near the Lompoc Penitentiary Prison Farm.
The Lompoc Fire Department said the skydiver experienced a malfunction during the dive and had to use the reserve shoot to complete his landing. Sky Dive Santa Barbara says the student jumped with an experienced instructor and they were both equipped with their own parachutes.
Public schools in Lompoc are getting a $1.2 million grant to remodel the district's central kitchen in an effort to bring more healthful food options to students.
The Central Coast-based Orfalea Foundation announced the plans Wednesday afternoon.
In a media release, the organization says nearly 10,000 students at 14 Lompoc Unified School District locations will have access to scratch-cooked entrees and freshly prepared salad bar choices via the new kitchen.
There is an effort in Congress led by Central Coast representative Lois Capps to feature more locally grown flowers at the White House.
In a letter to President Obama, members of the bi-partisan Cut Flower Caucus thanked him for showcasing American, cut flowers during the last State dinner with the president of France and encouraged him to continue doing so. Congresswoman Capps says the White House has had a long tradition of showcasing American products at events and says she and members of the caucus would like to see flowers as part of that.
Neighborhoods and police departments throughout the Central Coast are getting ready for Tuesday's National Night Out.
The annual event is designed for people to get to know there neighbors and local law enforcement in an effort to reduce crime.
Aside from the numerous local get-togethers, Sergeant Chuck Strange with the Lompoc Police Department says a block party will be held in the parking lot of Lompoc High School with free food and activities from 5 to 8 p.m.
In Santa Maria, a similar event takes place at Veterans Memorial Community Park and runs from 4 to 8p.
Lompoc's massive new Public Safety Training Complex is opening to the public on Saturday, August 2.
The 68 acre facility is part of Allan Hancock College and cost 38-million to build.
It will serve as a training location for fire fighters, law enforcement, medical teams, hazmat crews—even lifeguards. It's also designed to accommodate training related to homeland security and disaster response.
Highlights of the complex include a firing range, a 1.3 mile high speed track, and a six-story training tower with multiple fire props.