“The (Rape Crisis) Center has always maintained that speaking up or breaking the silence about assault and abuse will help to eradicate this violence.
Silence breeds this violence.“We have tirelessly worked to educate and empower all victims about their choices,” she added.
The First Baptist Church of Lompoc is one of the oldest churches in town, dating back to the 1800s.
When the previous pastor retired in Nov 2011, the congregation invited the Rev. So, at first he just drove up to Lompoc on Sundays for December of 2011 and January and February of 2012.
While the property owner says it was understood that he would pay standard rates, the city manager opposed his claim, citing city ordinances dating back 40 years.
Calls to the North County Rape Crisis Center, she said, are up 25 percent, a spike she attributes to the increased attention being given to sexual crimes.“While this is our third year, we cannot help but feel the excitement and enthusiasm due to the national conversation,” Wales said.On the consent calendar, the council approved a settlement with the county over an alleged 4,855.22 utility overcharge by the city for the Lompoc Community Health Building at 301 North R St. Alison Wales, the associate director of the Rape Crisis Center, left, and De’Vika Stalling, Lompoc club director of the United Boys & Girls Clubs, pose with posters created by youth for the "1 Billion Rising" event Saturday in Lompoc.For Lingl, the plan hit close to home, as the mayor installed solar panels on his own home about three years ago.“I’ve almost eliminated my electric bill during the summer months,” Lingl said.“My electric bill prior to putting in solar was to a month.It is a part-time position in a small but growing congregation.