Cuesta College is now an official Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The primary criterion for HSI designation for colleges, universities, or systems/districts is a total Hispanic enrollment of at least 25 percent of the total enrollment; Cuesta College is currently at 33 percent.
HSI designation is provided through the U.S. Department of Education and allows the college to apply for grants that can help Hispanic and low income students accomplish their educational goals.
“The Hispanic-Serving Institution designation will allow Cuesta College to continue paving the road to success for hundreds of current and future Latino and Latina students,” said Cuesta College Superintendent/President Dr. Gil Stork. “We hope this designation enhances the work Cuesta College is already doing to support our Hispanic students, including that of our Latino Leadership Network (LLN), Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA) student club, the increase of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at our South County Center in Arroyo Grande, and the continuation of Edúcate – Sí Se Puede, an on-campus conference attended by hundreds of local high school Latino and Latina students each year seeking information about higher education.”
The SLO City Council took care of some items that, while routine on their face, raised some eyebrows May 3.
Specifically those of City Councilmen Dan Carpenter and John Ashbaugh who voted on opposing sides as the lone dissenting votes on their issues. Continue reading Council Business as Usual
By Neil Farrell
For the first time in a generation, the local Congressional seat is wide open, and nine candidates are running for the 24th California Congressional District, which includes Northern Ventura County and all of Santa Barbara and SLO Counties.
Continue reading Nine Battle for Congress Seat
Work is slated now through the end of July to widen Buckley Road, from Thread Lane to Buttonwood Way just outside SLO City limits.
The County’s Department of Public Works announced they’ll be improving road safety by “increasing recoverable areas and providing improved access to adjacent business and the informal airport viewing area turnout.” Continue reading Buckle Up for Wider Buckley
Stepped up drunk driving enforcement in San Luis Obispo on Cinco de Mayo netted but one DUI arrest.
In some respects that’s not much of a success rate, but as any traffic cop on the beat will tell you, it’s actually good news when the roads are safer. Continue reading DUI Patrols Net One DUI Arrest