Articles Tagged With ‘Community’

In light of current economic standing, nonprofits find new ways to boost budget

OPINION By JACQUELINE DELANEY With the current state of the economy, everyone is tightening their belts. From large corporations to privately owned small business to the average Joe next door, the gripping effect of the downturn in our economy can... (Continue reading)

Want to be happy for the rest of your life? Marry the right person

OPINION By Roger Freberg When my middle daughter was a freshman in college, she had a poster on her dorm wall that listed ten things that would lead to a happy life. The item on top was “marry the right... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College renews search for South County site

Cuesta College is searching for a new South County education center site after negotiations with owners of a proposed Grover Beach property were abandoned. Cuesta College officials had offered to pay 75 cents a square foot for the Grover Beach... (Continue reading)

Sen. Sam Blakeslee’s staff rallies behind Women’s Shelter

After reading that the San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter was behind in their efforts to provide Thanksgiving dinner for up to 53 different families currently involved in the program, state Sen. Sam Blakeslee provided the shelter with all of the... (Continue reading)

County women’s shelter needs Thanksgiving help

Volunteers at the San Luis Obispo County Women’s Shelter are behind in their efforts to provide Thanksgiving dinners for up to 65 different families currently involved in the program. Shelter spokesperson Beth Raub said Monday that only enough food for... (Continue reading)

Time to help foster youth in California

OPINION BY JIM ROBERTS In these tumultuous economic and political times, marked by great social angst, financial deficits, extreme partisanship and little to say “hurrah” about; a wisp of refreshing news flowed from the halls of our state legislature this... (Continue reading)

Catherine Ryan Hyde offers fiction workshop

Here’s an interesting way to help save the local environment, while also learning to become a bestselling fiction writer. Cambria novelist Catherine Ryan Hyde, who knows a thing or two about writing novels that sell (“Pay It Forward,” “Love in... (Continue reading)

United Way gets ready for Kidspree

BY DAVID CONGALTON It is one of the more meaningful nonprofit events held on the Central Coast–the chance to help young boys and girls in need get the basic clothes and supplies to start off the upcoming school year literally... (Continue reading)

Give a buck on Hunger Awareness Day

Volunteers across the county are busy mobilizing at the last minute for Thursday’s 4th annual Hunger Awareness Day, organized by the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County. The concept is both amazingly simple and surprisingly effective. People are... (Continue reading)

Tips on living from “Octo-Man”

By BILL DENNEEN Most of you are probably not in this age category right now, but all indications are you will be someday. In 1950, there were only 15 million folks over the age of 80, but for 2050  a... (Continue reading)