Because No One Should Die Alone at Hospice of SLO County

Because No One Should Die Alone at Hospice of SLO County

“The end of life deserves as much respect as the beginning.” That’s the tagline for our own Hospice of San Luis Obispo County (HSLO), and for new Executive Director, Shannon McOuat, it has an especially powerful meaning. Her mother, you see, died of cancer in...
Voting Locally is Easier Than You Think

Voting Locally is Easier Than You Think

A Voter’s Guide to the Elections, Conversing with Tommy Gong, San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder In case you hadn’t noticed, the 2020 election season is flying down the home stretch. While some voters are eagerly awaiting their mail-in ballots (and may have...
Academic success through the arts

Academic success through the arts

THE NEW YORK TIMES RECENTLY RAN A STORY ABOUT Betty Smith’s 1943 autobiographical novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, detailing her impoverished childhood and the “great golden glory lasting a half-hour each week when Mr. Morton came to Francie’s room to teach music.”...
Foster youth services in education

Foster youth services in education

Under the radar for years, fostered youth students now find new help—and hope Most of us cannot comprehend how it would feel, in high school, to sit in an assembly presentation about the benefits of attending college and think, “What am I doing here? They’re not...
Our Schools: Arts Education Partnerships

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...