Paul Malykont Los Osos CSD Candidate

September 19, 2014  |  BLO BLOG, business, community, csd, local profile  |  No Comments

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Paul is a 21 year resident of Los Osos with extensive experience in accounting, law, finance, business management and community involvement.  As a six year veteran of LOCAC, he has provided input on the Los Osos Waste Water Project, the County Vacation Rental Ordinance, the McDonald’s Project and currently serves as Vice-Chairperson.  His extensive community service includes volunteering at the Los Osos Library and helping to take care of landscape in public areas. He also serves as Director of the Community Counseling Center.

If elected to the CSD, Paul’s focus will be on financial prudence, careful management of water resources, supporting a financially viable acquisition of Golden State Water, and the creation of a community dog park. “I have demonstrated courtesy and respect for all opinions, unswerving commitment to all views being heard fairly, insight, and diligence.”

Red Barn Concert Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac

September 15, 2014  |  BLO BLOG, events  |  No Comments

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Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, preeminent interpreters of traditional Cape Breton music, will perform at the Red Barn this Friday, September 19, 2014.

Doors open at 4:30. Concert starts at 6:00. Potluck dinner. Minimum donation $15, collected at the door.

Link to Red Barn Facebook page.

Cal Fire – Fire Safety Fair – Oct. 11th

September 15, 2014  |  BLO BLOG, events, services  |  No Comments

Cal Fire Los Osos Fire Safety Fair

Meet Sparky the Fire Dog and Smokey Bear

Cal Fire is holding a fire safety fair October 11th from 11am-3pm in the Vons parking lot. Activities include live demonstrations, Kiwanis Club Tri-tip benefit lunch, hands only CPR lessons, and a raffle.

Golden State Water Fails to Provide Safety Data

September 4, 2014  |  BLO BLOG, community, services  |  No Comments

According to CSD Director Jon-Erik Storm, Golden State Water has failed to provide Cal Fire’s Los Osos station with vital information about the location and capabilities of fire hydrants.

“When Director Wright and I met with Chief Veneris earlier this year to discuss priorities for the Emergency Services Advisory Committee, at the top of his list was getting ‘fire flow’ data. We patiently asked Golden State Water to provide the information and they have refused,” Storm stated. In an e-mail, Cal Fire/San Luis Obispo Fire Chief Rob Lewin stated that “Golden State Water [has] not provided us with useable data for firefighters to have on hydrant flows and hydrant locations. We need this information so that we can install it in our mobile data computers on the fire engines and chief officer vehicles that respond to incidents.” Chief Lewin added that if Cal Fire had to take the measurements itself by flowing the hydrants it would “require [an] unnecessary flow of valuable water and costly personnel time.”

Storm has created an online petition to voice concern over this issue, click here to link to petition.

Mission Country Disposal Fall Clean Up Week September 8th-12th

September 3, 2014  |  BLO BLOG, events  |  No Comments

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Trash Roundup – Mission Country Disposal’s Fall Clean Up Week

Ready to get rid of some of that extra stuff lying around? Maybe an old BBQ or sofa? Pull out those water chugging shrubs and replace them with natives? Whatever your needs are, now’s the time to get it gone.

On your regular trash day you can put extra stuff (up to 12 bags, boxes of bundles) next to your regular bin. Be sure they’re secured, tied up or in a box. They can’t weigh more than 75 pounds. If you’re planning to throw away bulky items like washers and mattress call ahead to arrange it, 543-0875. There’s a ten dollar charge for these items.

Click here for Mission Country Disposal’s Flyer

Los Osos Fitness Celebrates 20 Years!

August 27, 2014  |  BLO BLOG, business, local profile, services  |  No Comments
Los Osos Fitness

Congratulations to Terry and the staff at Los Fitness for 20 great years!

photo by Sonrisa Photography

Los Osos Fitness – 20 Years!!!!

Los Osos Fitness started as the 10th Street Gym back in 1994 with just 200 members. In 2000 they moved next to Miner’s and have grown to a membership of over 1500. As a physical therapist, founder Terry Brown understood staying fit was an excellent way to prevent injury and illness. “We started the fitness center to provide a place for the community to stay healthy. It’s been great. We have some members who have been with us for all twenty years.” There’s also five members of the terrific staff of forty who have been there all twenty years as well. “We have such wonderful, loyal people here in Los Osos. I am so grateful we’ve been able to serve the community for twenty years.”

And we’re looking forward for twenty more!

Link to their site to learn more about joining… Los Osos Fitness.

Sea Pines Indian Summer Concert Series 2014

August 14, 2014  |  BLO BLOG, community, events  |  No Comments

Sea Pines Golf Resort good times on the green continues with its Indian Summer Concert Series. It’s a fun and relaxed way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. Come hungry and take advantage of the grub offerings. And, of course, drinks are offered in the Clubhouse.

Here’s the line up…

~ 8/30 – Unfinished Business
~ 9/6 – Cuesta Ridge
~ 9/13 – Damon Castillo
~ 9/20 – Dave Miller Band
~ 9/27 – Steppin Out
~ 10/4 – Resination
~ 10/11 – Burning James
~ 10/18 – NO Concert -
~ 10/25 – ZONGO – “Halloween Weekend Finale”

Be sure to note, there’s no concert 10/18. Here’s a link to flyer.

Los Osos Garage Sale to Help Homeless

July 28, 2014  |  BLO BLOG, community, events  |  No Comments

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Love garage sales as much as we do? Well, this one is not to be missed. Find that special treasure or glorious tchotchke for your mantle. Maybe there’s that missing fork to complete a silverware set, or a needle point owl. Who knows what you will find… and that’s the fun of garage sales.

This garage sale is even better though. All proceeds go to the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter and the Prado Day Center. This Saturday, 8am-4pm, 2555 Ocean View, Los Osos.

And there’s free coffee!!

Jon-Erik Storm running for CSD

July 24, 2014  |  BLO BLOG, community, csd  |  No Comments

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photo by Sonrisa Photography

Jon-Erik Storm has announced his candidacy for a seat on the CSD Board of Directors. Jon-Erik was appointed as a CSD Director in February of this year. He lives in Los Osos with his wife Lara and their two children, where he practices law. He also teaches religion and philosophy at Cuesta College.

He’s excited to see Los Osos move on from it’s past contentiousness saying, “After years of fighting amongst ourselves, it’s time to start a new tradition in Los Osos politics: civility, respect, and excitement about our future.” He continues, “We have challenges to face that will require teamwork, experience, and grit. We have some huge choices about the future of Los Osos to make in the next few years. I want us here in Los Osos to be the ones doing the deciding. That’s what I will work for.”

To learn more about Jon-Erik, visit his website. Or check out his facebook page.

Los Osos – Best Affordable Beach Town?

July 7, 2014  |  BLO BLOG, community, local profile  |  No Comments

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Los Osos has been listed by RealtyTrac as a best affordable beach town. Thanks for thinking of us and including Los Osos in that really bad video, but does anyone think of L.O. as a beach town? Pismo yes, Cayucos, of course, but Los Osos is not a classic California beach town. Los Osos is on the coast and has some great beaches, but bikinis, sun-bathing, beach-cruisers on the boardwalk are scarce commodities. Seems like someone did a few searches and didn’t bother to double check.

link to Yahoo’s coverage of Realty Trac’s list.