A welcome-aboard bouquet is on its way to new county Supervisor Debbie Arnold, who will be sworn in on Monday. Were also delivering a big bouquet of SLO-grown wildflowers to outgoing Supervisor Jim Patterson, in thanks for eight years of dedicated public service.
We suspect that Jim will find many ways to continue contributing to his community. Whatever those may be, we wish him the best.
Rossi has work to do at trailer park
We dont believe that businessman/real estate investor Rob Rossi is entirely to blame for the dilapidated condition of his Mission Trailer Park in downtown SLO. Some of the privately owned trailers are obviously in bad repair, and its up to the individual owners to deal with those.
But park owners are responsible for the condition of laundry rooms, grounds and other common areas, and on that score, Rossi falls short. He points out that the trailer park is safe, but thats setting the bar awfully low. Sure, the park is old, its small and its longterm future may not be certain, but its still the place that many people call home.
We dont expect a showplace, but Mission Trailer Park is an eyesore, and for that, Rossi gets dinged with a clean-up-your-act brickbat.
Kudos to the Poly float team
Flowers are probably the last thing that Rose Parade float builders want to see right now, so well skip the blossoms and offer the Cal Poly float team a congratulatory balloon bouquet for a job well done.
In case you missed Tuesdays Rose Parade, the Cal Poly float a joint project of students at the SLO and Pomona campuses won the coveted Bob Hope Humor Trophy. The colorful float, Tuxedo Air, featured a flight team of penguins trying to launch a pilot penguin down a flower-carpeted ramp.
A welcome to the years first baby
Finally, we greet SLO Countys first baby of 2013, Dylan Keith Villers, with a babys breath bouquet. Dylan was born at French Hospital at 3:16 a.m. on Jan. 1. Congratulations to the lucky mom and dad, JoVahna Estrada and Russell Villers of Cambria. What a special way to ring in the new year.