Locals need your help. Come to the South Bay Community Center this Saturday March 8th for a Tri-Tip Fundraiser for Anna Ford’s battle against cancer. Suggested donation is $10 per plate and proceeds go to help the staggering costs of treatment. Anna has worked at the Shell Station for 13 years and is a loving mother, grandmother, and wife. Aside from the food there will be a silent auction and music.
Auction items are needed or if you would like to help, call David Horvat at 805-709-7956 or email email@example.com
Red Barn Concert Series
The Red Barn Concert Series presents this Saturday March 8th the Swedish Band, Vasen, a group of four Swedish musicians have been featured with dozens of international groups including the Kronos Quartet. From their itunes bio “Combing jazz, classical, dance, and folk elements, Vasen manages at once to be delicate and intensely energetic.” Sounds like a great night of fine music.
Suggested donation $20
5pm, South Bay Community Center
Link: Red Barn Concert Series
It’s nice to feel rain in the air, drops on the chin, and to hear pattering on the roof. Today, in between the much needed rain, was east coast balmy, a perfect day for a walk in Los Osos Oaks Preserve.
There’s two fundraisers this weekend raising funds worthwhile causes. From 10am – 4pm at Baywood Elementary there’s a Marrow Registry drive and fundraiser for the O’Donnell family who just lost their son Riley to Leukemia. Register as a donor and you may help save a life. Along with the bone marrow drive, there’s a Zumba dance party fundraiser from 11 to 12:30. Suggested donation is $10 and goes to help the O’Donnells pay for medical expenses.
Seems like a pretty good double bill.
Los Osos has lost one of it’s own far too early. Riley O’Donnell was a terrific kid. As a neighbors of the O’Donnell’s we saw Riley often in passing. He was just the kind of kid you loved having on your street, always smiling or waving. For a while there was a trampoline set up in the vacant lot next to their house and it was always fun to see him, his sister and friends bouncing in the air, flying and free. The kids were always willing to share space and let me bounce with our then toddler son. I also remember how much care and love he put into raising their chickens, which would often escape and wander about. Seeing Riley corralling the birds on our street was, for us, one of the charms of Los Osos life. He was a Los Osos kid. He was loved. He will be missed.
There is a celebration of his life this Saturday, 11:00am at Baywood Elementary. Here is a link to a facebook page, Celebrating Riley ODonnell’s Life.
Kerry Brown has put together a survey so residents can voice their desires for Los Osos. This will have direct impact on the Community Plan Update.
Apparently, the whole world is held together with duct tape. Wallets, dresses, uhmm baby bjorns, and now the Los Osos sewer are strapped together with the sticky strong stuff. Lucky they got this on before the rain. Who knows, maybe water would have gotten into the pipes? Might be worth checking the project’s now 183 million dollar budget for how many miles of the stuff was used. Anymore more than a mile and we should have some serious concerns.
Anyone else ever call it duck tape?
Two days of rain brought a welcome relief to a our dry days, but the over half an inch that fell is no where near enough. Cambria, Morro Bay, Templeton, Atascadero and Pismo Beach have all put measures in place to help conserve water. In Los Osos we’re at the highest level of water severity, level III, but as the driest season on record continues the state may be forced to enact water strict conservation enforcement measures.
Despite this level of severity, it’s been reported by Oasis Associates that 33,129 gallons of water are being used per month to irrigate (last paragraph page 1) the former Bank of America building. Insanity.
The McDonald’s project goes before the planning commission Thursday. Here’s a link to the agenda.
Regular Planning Commission meetings are held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, Room D170, San Luis Obispo.
Love’um or hate them, is this right
The McDonald’s team wants other communities to support McDonald’s in Los Osos. They put up a petition in other locations. Wonder how they will present this? “Locals want McDonald’s in Los Osos”?
McDonald’s profits nearly 1.4 billion dollars a year, but can’t provide a living wage.
La Familia Pumpkin Patch is jumping, literally, with a new fangled bouncy; imagine filling up your floor with air and jump, jump, jumping. Aside from the jumpy’s, there’s also a five acre corn maze (even open at night), a free hay rides, a corn cannon and one huge bull.
There’s a lot to do and see, and, of course, there’s a wide selection of pumpkins too. It’s out on Los Osos Valley Road. You’ll see the signs and the parked cars. They’re open 9-midnight. Don’t forget to see the bull. It’s huge!
Here’s a link to La Familia’s Facebook page.