Underage drinking linked to opioid and heroin use

Early access to alcohol is linked to wider substance abuse behaviors, said the author of the Drug Free Communities grant that brought funding to the Mountain Communities to create intervention programs for teens.

“I think …

‘Do Nothing Festival’ aids Museum

‘Do Nothing Festival’ aids Museum

By Bonnie Kane, Ridge Route Museum Historian

The Ridge Route Communities Museum has scheduled a mid-winter fund-raising event where you, and we, “Do Nothing.”

These winter months are not a good time to plan an …

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Los Padres National Forest supervisor suddenly retires

In a move that surprised many, Los Padres National Forest (LPNF) officials said Tuesday, Jan. 4 that Forest Supervisor Peggy Hernandez retired January 31. Deputy Forest Supervisor Ken Heffner will serve as Acting Forest Supervisor. ...