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...
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...
Behind the Badge: State of the Sheriff’s office 2019

Behind the Badge: State of the Sheriff’s office 2019

Anytime you have an emergency, seconds counts. And that’s especially true when you call 911. The faster a 911 dispatcher can gather the information about your emergency, the faster they can start directing resources to your location. But now there’s an even quicker...

Behind the Badge: Christmas bike giveaway

Now that the holiday season is upon us, I want you to think back to when you were a child opening up your presents on Christmas morning. Remember that feeling? Your eyes would grow big. A smile would spread across your face. Maybe even a shout of joy would escape from...
Day trippin’: Creston

Day trippin’: Creston

I’d been hankering to drive by Whispering Winds Ranch in Creston, where I lived in the early 1980s. I learned to cook fish in a dishwasher and barbeque Rocky Mountain Oysters (which has nothing to do with bivalve mollusks) in this house. The 160-acre ranch was...