One arrested, 5 cited at DUI checkpoint Friday
One driver was arrested on suspicion of driving beneath the affect throughout a Santa Maria Police Division DUI/driver’s license checkpoint Friday night time, stated Site visitors Sgt. Mike McGehee.
5 drivers have been additionally cited for working a car with no license or with a suspended or revoked license on the checkpoint held from 6 p.m. Friday till 3 a.m. Saturday within the 800 block of East Stowell Street, McGehee stated.
A complete of 214 autos have been screened in the course of the checkpoint, and no drivers have been arrested for different felony fees.
Checkpoint places are chosen primarily based on a historical past of crashes and DUI arrests, McGehee stated, and extra checkpoints will likely be held within the coming months.
The first goal of checkpoints is to not make arrests however to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired, he stated.
Funding for the checkpoint was supplied by a grant from the California Workplace of Site visitors Security by means of the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration.
Valley Reads E-book Membership to debate newest choice Saturday
The Valley Reads E-book Membership will meet on the Santa Maria Public Library on Saturday to debate its newest choice, “The Good Sister,” by Sally Hepworth.
The membership will meet at 2 p.m. within the library’s Shepard Corridor, 421 S. McClelland St.
Hepworth’s novel follows twin sisters Fern and Rose. Fern is a librarian on the autism spectrum, and Rose serves as her protector. When Fern turns into pregnant, Rose should reckon with the household secrets and techniques the being pregnant has unearthed, in line with a spokesman.
Patrons considering collaborating in Valley Reads E-book Membership can register by visiting the library’s occasions calendar at www.cityofsantamaria.org/library, or by calling 805-925-0994.
Questions could also be directed to the library’s data desk at 805-925-0994, ext. 8562.
Public invited to debate skate park redesign components
The general public is invited to supply enter on the brand new proposed skate park in the course of the Lompoc Parks and Recreation Fee assembly set for six p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Metropolis Corridor.
Components of the skate park will likely be mentioned in relation to Lompoc’s School Park redesign undertaking.
Town obtained funding for the undertaking by means of a $3.6 million grant from the California Open air for All Act of 2018 (Proposition 68), enabling the town to pursue plans for the brand new skate park with lighting.
Different proposed options on the park embrace two half basketball courts with lighting, a playground and sport space with lighting, picnic space with a shade construction, mural wall that may block the wind, a restroom constructing and landscaping all through the park.
Lompoc metropolis employees and consultants will likely be readily available on the assembly to interact in the neighborhood enter course of relating to skate park options, a metropolis spokeswoman stated.
Metropolis seeks public enter on redesigning web site
Santa Maria is redesigning the town’s web site at www.cityofsantamaria.org and is asking for public enter about it by means of a web-based survey.
A metropolis spokesman stated a profitable web site redesign makes use of an inclusive course of that permits members of the general public to supply their opinions about what’s necessary to them when utilizing the town web site and the way they suppose it may be improved.
It takes about 4 minutes to reply the 10-question survey, and metropolis employees want responses by Thursday, Sept. 15.
For extra data, name the Santa Maria Metropolis Supervisor’s Workplace at 805-925-0951, ext. 2200.