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Santa Maria Police Department Graduates over 700 in its D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2016

St. Mary of the Assumption School D.A.R.E. Graduation

RETRO BILL was the Keynote Speaker at the Santa Maria Police Department's Annual D.A.R.E. Graduation hosted by D.A.R.E. Officer Al Torres. Over 700 6th Grade Santa-Maria Bonita School District students graduated from the D.A.R.E. Program at the end of the fall 2015 semester. Over 900 additional Santa-Maria Bonita School District students are currently enrolled in D.A.R.E. and are scheduled to graduate from the Santa Maria Police Department's D.A.R.E. program in June of…

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Officer Steve Abercrombie and his D.A.R.E. Team collect 7,000 pairs of shoes and over two million miles of opportunity

Posted on Dec 27th, 2015

shoeprint

Everyone needs a reliable pair of shoes.  We estimate that the average pair of shoes lasts 600 miles.  If each of these shoes still has at least 300 miles then D.A.R.E. Officer Steve Abercrombie and his team are providing the shoes for 2.1 million miles of opportunity.  Great job…

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Retro Bill Keynote Speaker at Indiana and California D.A.R.E. Graduations

Posted on Dec 17th, 2015

Retro Bill

  Retro Bill says "HELLO" and wants to let you know he is out there doing his best for…

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D.A.R.E. Students Reaching Out Across the Globe

Posted on Dec 10th, 2015

Steve Abercrombie

When Tracy D.A.R.E. Officer Steve Abercrombie (right) and his D.A.R.E. students take on a project they think big.  They see  boundaries and borders not as obstacles but just another challenge to overcome on the road to a successful project.  So it should be no surprise that Officer Abercrombie, his D.A.R.E. students, and the whole community of Tracy, CA, collected over 17,000 books for the library at D/A “B” primary school in Kwaku-Mpreeso, Ghana.  Take a look at some of these pictures…

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Officer Steve Abercrombie with our Partners from Empire Events and Solutions

Posted on Oct 28th, 2015

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D.A.R.E. Cited in Press Release of Rep. Bill Johnson and Rep. Doris Matsui

Posted on Jul 29th, 2015

Bill Johnson and Doris Matsui

  D.A.R.E. cited in press release for support of proposed legislation which would prohibit the sale of cough medicines containing the ingredient dextromethorphan to minors.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 28, 2015   CONTACTS: Rep. Bill Johnson - BEN KEELER (330) 337-6951 Rep. Doris Matsui - JULIE EDDY (202) 225-7163     Johnson, Matsui Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reduce Teen Abuse of Over-the-Counter Cough Medicines   Bill would…

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Kids gather books, money to open libraries in Africa

Posted on Mar 16th, 2015

DARE library drive

By Michael Ellis Langley. From Tracy Press. D.A.R.E. library drive: Drug Abuse Resistance Education students from around Tracy have collected more than 7,000 books to send to Africa. The books, and monetary donations, will help establish libraries in remote places for African school children. A battered, dusty cargo container at the back of the Boyd Service Center on Tracy Boulevard gives little outward sign of the hope and generosity contained within. At the back of the container,…

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Saul Serrano, South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs Thrive Together

Posted on Jan 15th, 2015

Saul Serrano

From Noozhawk. Saul Serrano, coordinator of the South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs, is proud of the organization’s role in reducing youth gang membership and violence — and he appreciates the difficulty of the accomplishment. “In some cases, I see myself,” he says. “In others, I see my family members, my cousins. I know if my family members had these kinds of programs growing up, things would have been different.” (Joshua Molina / Noozhawk photo). When Saul Serrano was 13…

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In Memoriam: Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014, A Great and Caring District Attorney

Posted on Nov 8th, 2014

Tom Sneddon

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1982-2006, Tom Sneddon loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Tom was heavily involved in victim witness issues, drug and alcohol programs, the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, domestic violence, Sexual Assault Response Teams, CASA (Court Appointed Special Assistants), Rape Crisis Center, gang violence, career offenders, Three Strikes where appropriate, and the truancy program to name a…

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Red Ribbon Week takes first strides with 5K

Posted on Oct 29th, 2014

Staff Sgt. Shane Makary

Staff Sgt. Shane Makary, ordinance maintenance platoon sergeant, Combat Logistics Batalion 13, receives a trophy for coming in second place during the Red Ribbon Week 5K race at Desert Winds Golf Course, Oct. 23, 2014. From Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System. TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Daren the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Lion diligently led the group of runners in some motivational stretches. The runners anxiously waited for the count down. 3 … 2 … 1: the siren…

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