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Pickleball: The fastest growing sport in America

Pickleball is a sweet game with a sour name. It began in 1965. Joel Pritchard, congressman from Washington State and Bill Bell, successful businessman, were relaxing at Pritchard’s home on Bainbridge Island, WA (near Seattle). They began dreaming up a game their...

Raechelle Bowlay does what she does to help families

Raechelle Bowlay loves children and loves helping children and families. She started leading her first support group when she was 8 years old. When she was 6, her sister, Megan, was born with Down syndrome. “That’s kind of how I got started [helping others],” Bowlay...

Prostate cancer: A personal journey

My intention in publishing this article is to be of assistance to any man, and his family, who receives a prostate cancer diagnosis. As I have learned over the last two-and-a-half years, every man’s journey is unique and intensely personal, even though some of the...

Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno

Women figured strongly in recent local, state and national elected political positions across the country. While that may have seemed like a bit of a sea of change on a macro level, Heather Moreno, winning her mayoral seat in 2018, pointed out that in Atascadero, it...

Keith Aggson: SLO’s new Fire Chief is a local pick

Keith Aggson officially took over as the city of San Luis Obispo’s new Fire Chief on March 7. Serving with the Department as Deputy Chief since 2017, Aggson is about as local a pick as they come for continuity of leadership. He’s also been acting as Chief on interim...

Hal Abrams’ The Rock: The Central Coast’s all volunteer radio station celebrates 6 years on air

When a then-17-year-old Hal Abrams left his hometown in the Rocky Mountains for the Golden State with not much more than a guitar strapped to his back, music was at the forefront of the teen’s mind. Like so many other young men and women lured to Hollywood’s glitz and...

Behind the Badge: Jim Voge: There’s a new Undersheriff in town

We've had a lot of changes at the Sheriff's Office. You could say 2019 is the year of change. We’ve seen changes in our jail, on the street, and most importantly, changes in our staff. A few months ago, we said goodbye to some old friends here at the Sheriff’s Office....

Becoming Rich … Rich Ferguson that is!

Nature versus nurture: which one has more influence? It’s an age-old argument. If you’re on the side of Nature, look no further than Rich Ferguson. Consider, if you will ... A 16-year-old girl gives birth to a baby boy and takes him home to a squalid house in Salinas....

Road observations & tips: Cross Country Road Trip Across the USA

After working 37 years as a teacher, I retired. To celebrate my newfound freedom, my wife and I took a road trip to see the fall colors of New England. On Labor Day 2018, we took off from San Luis Obispo, California and traveled to Boston, Massachusetts. We returned...

Our Schools: Arts Education Partnerships

Our county is fortunate to have passionate support for the arts in local schools, but we need your participation. Arts organizations depend upon the help of residents to thrive, grow, and provide outreach. If you are in South County, the Clark Center Arts in Education...

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Becoming Rich … Rich Ferguson that is!

Luke O’Leary: National FFA President

Honor Flight…You had to be there!

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