Public's help sought to locate convicted felon
Authorities are seeking the public's help to locate a convicted felon who is wanted on a no-bail felony arrest warrant.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officials said that 33-year-old Gabriel Manuel Olivas has served a prison sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm with a prior conviction.
Olivas reportedly has ties to the cities of Guadalupe and Santa Maria and the unincorporated area of the Santa Maria Valley, known as Tanglewood. In addition, he's reportedly known to frequent certain areas of San Luis Obispo County, such as Oceano and Nipomo.
Anyone who may have any information regarding the whereabouts of Olivas is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office at 681-4150. To leave an anonymous tip online, visit www.sbsheriff.org and click on "Top 10 Active Warrants."
Anyone who sees Olivas is advised to not approach him but, rather, contact the Sheriff's Office immediately.
Valley Reads Book Club to discuss 'House on Mango Street'
The Valley Reads Book Club will discuss Sandra Cisneros' "House on Mango Street" from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 28 in the Dorothea Nelson Room at the Santa Maria Public Library.
"House on Mango Street" is a coming-of-age story about Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, Esperanza is able to rise above hopelessness in the midst of oppressive surroundings.
The book club, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Santa Maria Public Library, meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month to discuss a new book title. Complimentary snacks and coffee are served.
To join, visit the library, located at 421 S. McClelland St., and sign up with staff at Information Desk on the second floor.
The library is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and closed Sunday.
For more information, call 925-0994, ext. 8562.