County supervisor candidate Mike Zimmerman will hold a tri-tip barbecue fundraiser today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Miner’s Ace Hardware and Starbuck’s parking lot.
The cost is $10 a plate and includes chips and drink.
Zimmerman, an Arroyo Grande attorney, is running against Paul Teixeira of Nipomo, who is on the Lucia Mar school board and the county parks commission.
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They are seeking to replace Katcho Achadjian, who is finishing up his third term on the county Board of Supervisors and is running for a seat in the state Assembly.
For information about the barbecue, contact the Zimmerman campaign at 801-5952, email@example.com or visit his website at www.votezimmerman.com.
— Bob Cuddy
Secretary of State candidate Damon Dunn will highlight the county Republican Party’s 2010 annual Flag Day family barbecue, scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Santa Margarita Park, 2201 H. St.
The gathering features a family-style barbecue, a “support the troops” drive with the nonprofit group Supplies for Soldiers, and a line-up of Republican candidates running for local and statewide office.
Tickets are $25 each. Children younger than 12 are free. To make reservations, call 541-4010, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the GOP website at www.rpslo.org.
— Bob Cuddy
The League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women are sponsoring a forum for candidates running for mayor and City Council in Morro Bay.
The event will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Morro Bay Veterans Memorial Building, 209 Surf St.
Fielding questions from the audience will be mayoral candidates Betty Winholz and Bill Yates and council candidates Nancy Johnson, D’Onna Kennedy, George Leage and Jack Smith.
AGP Video will tape the forum and will replay it on Charter channel 20. It can also be viewed on the Internet at www.slo-span.org.
— David Sneed
A public forum for the candidates running for the Cayucos Elementary School District board is slated for Thursday.
Julian Crocker, county superintendent of schools, will moderate the forum starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Cayucos Veterans Memorial Lions Hall, 10 Cayucos Drive, at the foot of the pier.
The candidates include Dan Chivens, Michael Foster, Kerry Friend, Cathy Launchbaugh, Ginger Ortiz, and Ron Wilson. Launchbaugh, Ortiz, and Wilson are all incumbents.
The six candidates are vying for three seats; all have four-year terms.
The Cayucos Citizens Advisory Council is hosting the forum. Members of the audience will have an opportunity at the beginning of the forum to submit written questions.
— Cynthia Lambert
The Lucia Mar teachers union has endorsed school board candidate Mark Millis, who is running in the trustee area representing Arroyo Grande.
Millis, a retired Arroyo Grande High School teacher of 33 years, was on the Arroyo Grande City Council for 18 years, some of the time as mayor. He was the Lucia Mar Unified Teachers Association president for 10 years.
“He’s interested in fiscal responsibility in the district,” union President Lloyd Walzer said. “He wants to make sure that money in Lucia Mar goes to the classroom and the children.”
The union is not making any other endorsements. A 24-member council of representatives from all South County schools interviewed the candidates and decided to endorse Millis.
Three people, including Millis, are running for two seats in the trustee area representing Arroyo Grande.
Also running are Colleen Martin, the current board president and a career technician at San Luis Obispo High School, and Cathy Springford, a real estate agent who has also been active in local schools for the past six years.
Two candidates are running for one seat in the Oceano area: Vern Dahl, a member of the Oceano Community Services District board; and Adelina “Nina” Grabiel, a Five Cities resident for the past 20 years.
Walzer said the teachers association was unable to interview both Oceano candidates and so decided not to endorse a candidate running in that trustee area.
Tiffany Alcantara, 28, a small-business owner, is unopposed for the seat representing Nipomo.
— Cynthia Lambert