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  • Longtime library donor leaves final gift creating legacy

    Templeton Community Library Association received a gift of $865,000 from the estate of Margaret Anderson Radunich for their library building fund. Radunich was a longtime member and donor and her final bequeath brings the total of her contributions to the Templeton Community Library Association to over $1 Million.

  • The Wellness Kitchen receives grant from local church

    The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center was awarded the “Unitarian Community Outreach Offering” on Dec. 11 from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Luis Obispo (UU of SLO). For a nonprofit to apply for this grant, they must be invited by UU of SLO.

  • Pay property taxes by Dec. 10 to avoid penalties

    COUNTY — Jim Erb, the San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector, reminds all County taxpayers that the delinquency date for the first installment of this year’s secured property tax bills is rapidly approaching. “California law requires that we add a 10 percent penalty if payments are not made by the delinquency date. Taxpayers have until Dec. 10 to make their payments,” said Erb.

  • Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade moved to Dec. 8

    The Morro Bay Lighted Boat Parade will be moved to a new date of Dec. 8, due to high winds and rain predicted the day of the original parade. The assessment was a collective decision including Event Coordinator, City of Morro Bay Tourism, Harbor and the City of Morro Bay.

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PD and SWAT bust meth operation in Atascadero

ATASCADERO — Nine people were arrested Wednesday after a search warrant was served at a reported methamphetamine operation on Carrizo Road, the Atascadero Police Department. On Jan. 16, the Atascadero Police Department, in partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, served a narcotics and stolen property related search warrant at two adjoining properties in the 4900 block of Carrizo Road.

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Craft distiller opening weekend on Traffic Way

Eric Olson, a chef by trade, whose recent business ventures include the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles with his wife Anna, was putting the final touches on the Distillery tasting room through the last week.

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Bar plans to open in old Club Soda location

As explained in the report prepared by planning staff, the “proposed business would be a local bar with a rustic, western theme at the former location of Club Soda. Per ABC requirements, beer and wine, but not distilled spirits, can be sold for on or off-site consumption. Food service is not required. Minors will not be allowed to enter the premises.”

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Butler, AUSD look at year ahead

A quick review of headlines in 2018 showed some unexpected challenges for the District, a planned student walkout which was canceled by a bomb threat, there was also unrest in the teaching ranks over financial priorities, and even one previously well-liked instructor arrested for allegedly taking images of his students for lewd purposes. If any of those situations had been foreseeable, Butler noted, the District would have availed themselves of any precautionary measures, but as life unfolded, he’s proud of the AUSD staff and the support of the elected school board through the year.

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Superintendent accepts a new assignment

ATASCADERO — Tom Butler is representing the Atascadero Greyhound Foundation/Lighthouse as their Community Star for the 2019 Dancing with Our Stars (DWOS). Tom comments, “I am so impressed by the commitment and service to the community by the Greyhound Foundation. I greatly appreciate the fact that the Greyhound Foundation realizes that the youth of today face true challenges and is willing to step up and provide real support that allows our youth to be successful.” The mission of the Greyhound Foundation is particularly important to Tom, who has the weighty responsibility of being the superintendent of the Atascadero Unified School District, a position he has held since 2015.

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Congregation Ohr Tzafon to host MLK Jr. celebration Jan. 20

ATASCADERO — Congregation Ohr Tzafon will be hosting a special celebration on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the lessons he still teaches today about being courageous in continuing the fight for equality and civil rights for all in America. The presentation will also highlight the remarkable friendship between Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration will take place on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Congregation Ohr Tzafon, 2605 Traffic Way, Atascadero.

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PHOTO: ARWFC swear in officers

Left to right: District 5 Supervisor Debbie Arnold swearing in 2019 Officers for Atascadero Republican Women Federated Club were President: Amanda Stallman, Recording Secretary: Carol Brazil, Treasurer: Sue Walters, 3rd Vice President: Tammy Scully, 2nd Vice President: Mary Lea Harris and 1st Vice President: Kathleen Goble.

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SLO Regional CERT annual meeting set for Jan. 22

COUNTY — The San Luis Obispo Regional CERT will hold their annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the SLO Veterans Memorial Building, 801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. This event is open to the public. The San Luis Obispo Regional CERT will share informaton related to disaster preparedness throughout SLO County. They will report on last year’s accomplishments, (formation of a South County CERT program and training individuals to administer CERT courses); and there will be a discussion of 2019 goals (creating a new North County CERT program and implementing Disaster Service Worker coverage for all CERT volunteers).

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Airport announces new Deputy Director

COUNTY — The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport is proud to announce that Courtney Johnson will be joining the staff as Deputy Director, Finance and Administration. She will start the new position Jan. 22, 2019. Johnson comes to the airport from the Minter Field Airport District, where she served as Manager of Finance and Administration for six years. At Minter, she directed all accounting, personnel and administrative operations; leasing and property administration and oversaw the fiscal management of federal and state grant programs.

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Lawsuit claims negligence against doctor and pharmacy

ATASCADERO — An Atascadero women, Lorena Anderson filed a lawsuit on Jan. 7 against Dignity Health, Dr. Maria Rasul, and Rite Aid Pharmacy. The lawsuit is for damages and a jury trial for negligence, medical negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress as the result of taking a medication that she was unaware would cause her to lose her unborn fetus. In the lawsuit filed with the San Luis Obispo Superior Court, Anderson’s lawyers from The May Firm in San Luis Obispo stated that Anderson alleges that on March 20, 2018, she went to see Dr. Rasul at the Bishop’s Peak Women’s Health Center, located at 1941 Johnson Ave., Suite 301 in San Luis Obispo. The center is owned, maintained and operated by Dignity Health.

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    County begins preparations for 2020 Census

    COUNTY — The County of San Luis Obispo will receive funding to support outreach efforts for the 2020 U.S. Census and help ensure a complete, fair and accurate count locally. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, the County Board of Supervisors supported the County’s participation in the Census and accepted $100,000 in funding for the County’s participation. County staff will convene a Complete Count Committee of representatives from cities, schools and local community organizations to develop a strategic plan for regional activities to increase the census response rate and assist in implementing that plan.

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    Smart911 now available in San Luis Obispo County

    COUNTY — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday, Jan. 9 that Smart911 is now available in San Luis Obispo County. Smart911 is a free service that allows individuals and families to sign up online to provide key information to 9-1-1 dispatchers during an emergency. Smart911 allows the public to create a Safety Profile at www.smart911.com for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and response teams to have in the event of an emergency. When a citizen makes an emergency call, their Safety Profile is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 dispatcher, allowing them to send the right response teams to the right location with the right information.

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    Critical hospice volunteers needed for local patients

    COUNTY — Community volunteers are needed to provide in-home companionship and respite care to hospice patients in San Luis Obispo County and the Santa Maria Valley, according to Central Coast Hospice. Central Coast Hospice has been providing medical and social services to those with a terminal diagnosis in all of San Luis Obispo County for over seven years. Volunteers are an important part of the program. They provide supervision to patients while their family caregivers take a break or run errands, assist with light household tasks, provide emotional support and socialization, and help with miscellaneous, yet important tasks — like organizing family photos or helping the patient write letters to their loved ones.

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    Spring classes begin Jan. 22 at Cuesta College

    COUNTY — Cuesta College’s spring semester begins Jan. 22 and students can continue signing up for classes through Feb. 3. Classes are still available in many areas including art, English, foreign languages, music, and more. Also offered are free Emeritus College non-credit courses for lifelong learners. Open classes may be viewed by clicking here. New this spring are several student services initiatives. This January, Cuesta College is opening two new Dreamer Centers at the San Luis Obispo and North County campuses to support undocumented students and their families. The centers are made possible through a grant awarded to Cuesta College by the California Catalyst Fund — a private funding source focused on creating equitable opportunities for student learning at institutions of higher education. The college is one of 32 campuses throughout California that received support from the grant.

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    Work on southbound US HWY 101 on Cuesta Grade begins this week

    COUNTY — The No. 2 (middle) and No. 3 (right) lane of southbound US 101 will be closed from the top of Cuesta Grade to south of Old Stagecoach Road beginning Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. until Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5 a.m., weather permitting, according to Caltrans. These lane closures will allow Caltrans to repair the roadway where a sinkhole is developing. This roadwork will also include the removal and replacement of a failed drainage culvert beneath those lanes. Motorists should expect to slow in this construction zone and anticipate delays not to exceed 15 minutes.

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    Public input is needed to move forward on county housing ordinance

    COUNTY — The San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building is asking for the public’s input as the department works on updates or amendments to the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (Public Review Draft), formerly known as the Secondary Dwelling Ordinance. Under direction of the Board of Supervisors, Planning and Building staff are working on Phase II of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance to encourage development by removing unnecessary barriers. As part of this effort, the County has reviewed existing restrictions and limitations on secondary dwellings throughout the unincorporated areas of the County and has released the Accessory Unit Ordinance Public Review Draft.

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    Libraries offer fine amnesty in January

    COUNTY — It’s time to pull out that long overdue library book because January is Fine Amnesty Month for County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries. Regardless of how overdue an item is, all County Library branches will waive all overdue fees, clearing the account for checkout of new materials. Fine forgiveness does not apply to fees charged for lost materials, however.

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    Commentary: Elections bring women into politics

    As winter descends upon us (admittedly rather gently in our so fortunate neck of the woods), and the rebirth of Spring is right around the corner, we should all pause to reflect on the many, many things that we should be grateful for. While we each have separate and different lives, we all enjoy the benefit of living on the Central Coast, where the scenic beauty is truly outstanding and many opportunities exist. From the romping Elephant Seals of San Simeon, the changing foliage of the trees in our wonderful new Three Bridges Park on Morro Road, and to the newly greening hills (we are blessed with rain this year), we have much to be thankful for.

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Atascadero Holds first National Night Out

The City of Atascadero Police Department joined a national tradition on Tuesday, Aug. 7, with their first-ever Night Out event at Colony Park.Atascadero’s Night Out is part of an annual event dating to 1984, the community-building campaign aims to ‘promote neighborhood safety and police-community partnerships.’ Boy Scouts, members of the city’s police ‘explorer’ program, area nonprofits and businesses hosted booths at the first Night Out Event at Colony Park. (Photos by Rick Evans)