Families Rally Around School District Translator

An online rally has gathered more than double its goal of raising $10,000 for José Saleta, 54, a Spanish-born translator with the Santa Barbara Unified School District who, for the past year, has been battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a degenerative disease of the nervous system that affects motor function. The funds will be used to make the family home ​— ​Saleta and his wife of 21 years have two sons ​— ​more comfortable and wheelchair friendly as the disease progresses. There will also be a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 25 at Dos Pueblos High School.

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