San Luis Obispo
The National Veterans Affairs office in San Luis Obispo has hired a caseworker to help local veterans deal with housing issues.
The program — called the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing — supplies vouchers to local homeless veterans allowing them to get permanent housing, said Paul Burns, county veterans service officer.
Krista Stone — a licensed, independent social worker — will work with veterans to help obtain and keep their housing allotment through rental assistance, case management and clinical services. Burns believes the program will “help eliminate homelessness in our county, one vet at a time.”
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Burns’ advocacy was accomplished while working with Patricia Gomez, executive director of the Homeless Services Oversight Council.
Supervisor Adam Hill, chairman of the homeless council, said of Stone’s hiring: “This is great news for our county’s vets, and it’s a good example of the collaborative work that can and needs to occur. Paul is to be commended.”
For more information, call Burns at 781-5766 or Gomez at 458-2919.
— Tribune staff report
Traffic reports from the Atascadero Police Department are now available online for $6 per report.
Using the service has the potential to save staff time in printing and administering the reports for the public and insurance agencies, officials said.
The Police Department’s Support Services Division files nearly 400 traffic crash reports each year, officials said.
Anyone can use www.docview.us.com to search records of crashes that take place in Atascadero.
The reports can be converted to PDF format so they can be viewed, saved, printed and e-mailed.
Atascadero is the only police department in San Luis Obispo County and one of only a handful in the state offering the service, according to its website.
Docview.us.com, a Michigan-based firm, charges a $6 fee per report. Those who don’t want to use the online service can still copy the records at the police station, 5505 El Camino Real, for 50 cents for the first page of the report and 10 cents for each additional page.
— Tonya Strickland