A 37-year-old Grover Beach man has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation, according to the Grover Beach Police Department.
Jesse M. Miller was arrested early Thursday morning on suspicion of lewd acts with a child and sexual penetration with a foreign object. The purported victim was 14, according to police.
Grover Beach authorities were notified by the Arroyo Grande Police Department that they’d received a report of a child molestation incident that occurred in Grover Beach.
Miller allegedly molested the victim over the course of two months, said Lt. John Peters of the Grover Beach Police Department.
The two police departments worked together to conduct an investigation into the allegations and served a search warrant on Savanna Court, off South 14th Street in Grover Beach near Farroll Road.
Evidence related to the accusations led to Miller’s arrest, Grover Beach police said.
Miller remained in County Jail as of Thursday afternoon in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to the jail.
— Nick Wilson
The Nipomo Incorporation Committee for Education will hold a public workshop Saturday to discuss a “vision for the betterment” of the unincorporated community.
The meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Blacklake Club House at 1490 Golf Course Lane.
Representatives from about 30 to 40 organizations in Nipomo are expected to attend, including churches, service organizations, youth activity and adult recreation groups, schools and nonprofit groups.
County Supervisor Paul Teixeira, who represents Nipomo, is expected to attend.
The workshop will include separating people into groups to discuss issues participants feel are important to them; the topics are open-ended.
They may include parks, traffic, water, development and infrastructure, said Guy Murray, an event organizer and local attorney.
“Ideally, what we’ll do is narrow them down to vote on most popular, pressing needs for Nipomo’s future and how (we) might accomplish them together,” Murray said.
For more information, e-mail Mike Eisner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Guy Murray at email@example.com.
— Nick Wilson
The public is invited to a dedication ceremony Tuesday in celebration of the newly completed promenade project at the Pier Plaza.
The $1.9 million project included a wooden boardwalk connection between existing sections on Main Street and Pomeroy Avenue. Additional improvements to the Pier Plaza area were also completed, including removing and replacing the concrete sidewalk along the existing seawall; removing and relocating the existing beach access stairway; constructing new storm drain facilities including a storm water filtration system; and installing showers.
Funds from the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act paid for the bulk of the project, additional money came from state and city funds. Construction of the project was $1.4 million; the additional $500,000 spent on the project was for design and construction management costs, and costs associated with administering the federal grant, said Public Works Director Dwayne Chisam.
The dedication ceremony will start at 4 p.m. For more information, call 773-4656 or go to www.pismobeach.org.
— Cynthia Lambert