Sunday, May 19, 2019     Volume: 20, Issue: 11

Santa Maria Sun / Breaking News

California Space Authority dissolves nonprofit status

The California Space Authority, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing the state's space enterprise, has initiated the process of dissolving it's nonprofit corporation status in accordance with California laws. According to a press release received on June 10, the CSA Board of Directors voted unanimously on June 6 to begin the dissolution process. The organization ceased to operate on June 10. "The CSA staff, past and present, have been honored to serve you in the effort to maintain and increase space enterprise within the state of California," organization officials said in the release. "We thank you for that opportunity and wish you all the best in your future endeavors." The Sun was unable to contact CSA representatives. A reporter is trying to determine how the organization's dissolution will affect plans to build a space center near the Allan Hancock College campus in Lompoc. City of Lompoc officials have yet to return requests for comment.

Weekly Poll
How should the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District improve its A-G completion rates?

Align graduation requirements with university entrance requirements.
Ensure that students and parents are well aware of A-Gs and what they are before high school.
Improve support services and summer school classes for students who fall behind.
Completion rates are fine as is. Not everyone wants to go to a four-year college!

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