Cover photo courtesy of Dennis Farmer / Cover design by Alex Zuniga

Nov 2-12, 2023

Vol. 24, No. 36

Legacy Village in Nipomo has catered its residential substance abuse treatment center to veterans since 2020, relying on referrals from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. It’s the only such spot on the Central Coast. But starting this year, those referrals slowed to almost nothing due to VA policy requiring that vets who need mental health care get referred first to the department’s treatment center in Los Angeles. Staff Writer Taylor O’Connor writes about what this means for local veterans and what one congressman is trying to do about it [6].
In addition, you can read about Exxon’s decision to terminate its oil pipeline project [4]; Jennifer Gunlock’s solo show at the Ann Foxworthy Gallery [18]; and the Barn at The Hilt Estate in Lompoc [21].

Close to home

With the only substance abuse treatment center that caters to veterans on the Central Coast shuttered, LA is the nearest option

By Taylor O'Connor



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