Whooping cough vaccines will be available at four county-sponsored clinics beginning Saturday.
The county Public Health Department has reported 317 cases of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough.
Free pertussis, tetanus and diphtheria vaccines will be available to individuals 10 years of age and older at the following locations:
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San Luis Obispo: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center auditorium, 1010 Murray Ave.
San Luis Obispo: Sept. 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Old Mission Church in the parish hall, 751 Palm St.
Cayucos: Sept. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m., Cayucos Community Church, 60 S. 3rd St.
Templeton: Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Twin Cities Community Hospital, Morgan conference room, 1100 Las Tablas Road.
No appointment is needed. For more information, visit www.slocounty.ca.gov/PA.htm or call 788-2903.
— Stephen Curran
A public information session is scheduled for Monday as part of an on-site assessment for the Pismo Beach Police Department to retain national accreditation.
Community members and law enforcement personnel can offer comments Monday at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at 760 Mattie Road.
The accreditation program is administered by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies and requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art professional standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.
The department in 2007 became the fifth municipal police department in California to attain national accreditation — recognition, officials say, that is a “stamp of approval” certifying law enforcement professional excellence.
Comments will be limited to 10 minutes and must address the Police Department’s ability to comply with CALEA standards. A copy of the standards manual is available at the Police Department; to view it, call Accreditation Manager Sherry Lange at 773-7018.
Public comment may also be made by phone from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday by calling 773-7047. Written comments can be sent to CALEA, 13575 Heathcote Blvd., Ste 320, Gainesville, VA 20155.More information is also available at www.calea.org/content/law-enforcement-accreditation.
— Cynthia Lambert
The Paso Robles City Library is now accepting proposals for public art displays at the library to exhibit in 2011.
The deadline for submissions is Aug. 31. Applications are available at the library, 1000 Spring St., and on the city’s website at www.prcity.com under the library tab.
For more information, call Don Rader at 237-3870.
— Tonya Strickland