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  • City Expands the Utility Discount Program to Help Those in Need, to Consider a Business Grant Program in October
    Staff Report MORRO BAY – City Council approved enhancements to the City’s Utility Discount Program (UDP) for qualifying community members. Under the new plan, the discount for qualifying residents on their monthly water/sewer bills expands from 10% to 25% through the end of June 2021. “We understand many folks in our community are struggling financially […]
  • SLO Food Bank is 2020 Nonprofit of the Year
    Staff Report SAN LUIS OBISPO — SLO Food Bank was selected as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) and Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham. The SLO Food Bank is one of over 100 nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and assemblymembers for their contributions to the communities […]
  • Surfing for Hope Foundation Introduces Survivor Surf Camp
    Staff Report  The Surfing for Hope Foundation team recently unveiled plans for their first-ever Survivor Surf Camp to take place on Saturday, October 10.  Established in 2012, the Surfing for Hope Foundation (SFH) was created to help ease the difficulty of battling cancer through the healing powers of surfing and ocean life. The original event, […]
  • Differences Arise in Candidate Forum
    Morro Bay’s council candidates squared off for the first time Sept. 24 in a virtual forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, with several distinct differences emerging between the hopefuls. Held via Zoom, the forum focused on business matters with those participating asking or texting questions to the candidates. The over 50 citizens who logged […]
  • Local Business Owners Speak Out
    For many, 2020 has resulted in the loss of income, some may even feel they have lost faith in our medical system, and some have gone to the extreme and have lost trust in our government.  Because of 2020’s challenges, it’s crucial to continue to hold events like SPEAK OUT. The Central Coast Chapter of […]
  • Libertine Pub Gets 3-Year Lease
    Morro Bay’s popular brewpub, The Libertine, will continue for at least 3 more years after signing a new, interim, master lease for its location on the Embarcadero. The craft brewpub, located at 801 Embarcadero, with a huge offering of craft beers on tap and food, had its future blurred somewhat when the master leaseholder of […]
  • COVID-19 Update: Suicide Prevention Council of SLO County Address Mental Health
    Dr. Borenstein says State will be issuing guidance for celebrating Halloween By Brian Williams SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Public Health’s weekly COVID-19 update included information about suicide prevention. September is nationally recognized as Suicide Prevention Month. There were 49 suicides recorded in San Luis Obispo County in 2019. San Luis Obispo […]
  • Pandemic Relationships
    By Valentina Petrova Six months of COVID reality, we feel the need to be closer to others. Instead, we social distance from friendships that provided emotional support and reprieve from daily stress, miss elderly parents, struggle with childcare while working from home, and painfully agitator over details of safety, financial security, and the general, amplified […]
  • Educating the Community in the Fight Against Human Trafficking
    By SLO County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force Board  World Day against Human Trafficking, observed on July 30, has our community thinking, talking, and posting about human trafficking’s impact on our communities and what we can do to abolish it. This is huge. San Luis Obispo County has an Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and a Counter […]
  • Remembering September 11, 19 Years Later
    Where were you on September 11, 2001? Nineteen years ago, I was getting ready for work at my house on Scott Street in Paso Robles. I was 22 years old. I had no idea what I was looking at or how it would impact all of our lives going forward.   As we watched the terror […]