Small Wilderness Area Preservation will hold its annual celebration of the purchase of the El Moro Elfin Forest Natural Area from noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Morro Shores Mobile Home Park Community Room, 633 Ramona Ave., in Los Osos.
Naturalist and bird behaviorist, Bob Isenberg of the Pacific Coast Peregrine Watch will give a slide show and talk on, “Life and Loves of the Peregrine Falcon.”
Open to the public with free admission, though donations to SWAP will be accepted.
Photo by Heather O’Connor
By Terry Sanville ~
For many artists, the road to success is a tough one. For Arroyo Grande artist Laurel Sherrie, the road itself became part of her success.
After painting Central Coast landscapes for seventeen years, in 2014 she was selected to be the official artist for the California Highway 1 Discovery Route – a website and map that promotes tourism along coastal SLO County.
Ten of her vibrant oil paintings are displayed on the Discovery Route’s website at http://winecoastcountry.com/.
Continue reading A Highway Runs Through Here : Artist tapped to capture Highway 1
By Neil Farrell ~
San Luis Obispo County is reporting a 35-percent decrease in water use at its public facilities besting the Governor’s mandate of 25%, the County Public Works Department announced last week.
With lake levels falling fast and no rain in sight, despite predictions of a big El Niño weather event in the Pacific, the rain, and more importantly the snow has not fallen.
Continue reading County Cuts Water Use 35%
By Camas Frank
Photos by Jay Thompson ~
It’s a jungle out there.
Visit SLO’s Downtown as the fresh crop of Cal Poly students come in for the year and one can hear almost as many locals grousing about the unending flow of “WOWies” — cruising town and seemingly learning how to drive Higuera Street — as there are yellow and green shirts on display.
However, a large number of the new arrivals are eager to make a good impression and prove to the SLO community that they’ll be something more than rampaging Mustangs.
The university estimates that 2,500 incoming freshmen and transfer students are taking part in a program to give back to the community almost before they’ve taken anything.
Continue reading WOWies Working WOW Week
By Camas Frank ~
The City of San Luis Obispo has just kicked off a program designed to give a little of their recently passed budget directly back to residents.
The Neighborhood Matching Grant program is now open for the 2015-16 cycle, taking applications from neighbors who want to do some do-it-yourself improvement projects for community enjoyment.
Continue reading SLO Offers Neighborhood Grants