The county Health Commission is looking for a consumer representative to fill a vacant seat on the commission. The commission serves as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors and the Public Health Department.
In recent years, the commission has weighed in on such issues as single-payer health care, and air pollution on Nipomo Mesa.
The commission has 11 members — three direct providers, two indirect providers and six consumer representatives. A commissioner attends monthly meetings and works on committees, spending at least 10 hours a month doing the job. For information and an application, the county is asking would-be commissioners to contact Jean White at 781-5520. Applications are due by March 30.
— Bob Cuddy
Contemporary Christian band Tenth Avenue North will perform this summer at the California Mid-State Fair.
The group joins an entertainment lineup that includes pop-rock group Maroon 5, genre-defying country-rocker Kid Rock and country acts Sugarland and Lady Antebellum.
Tenth Avenue North released its debut album, “Over and Underneath,” in 2008 — earning a No. 10 spot on Billboard Magazine’s Top Christian Albums list.
The band’s latest album, “The Light Meets the Dark,” came out in May.
Tenth Avenue North has won two Gospel Music Association Dove Awards in recent years: New Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “By Your Side.” Their hits include “Hold My Heart,” “Healing Begins” and “You Are More.”
Tenth Avenue North is scheduled to play two concerts on July 24 at the Paso Robles Event Center. Both performances will be free with fair admission. The California Mid-State Fair runs July 20 through 31.
— Sarah Linn
In the November election, more than 48,000 registered voters in San Luis Obispo County did not cast a ballot. County Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald wants to know if they are still around.
Rodewald is sending a “residency confirmation card” to each of the 48,000 in the hope of finding out whether they still want to — or should — be involved in the election process.
Rodewald figures many of them may have moved without notifying her office. That creates two problems: voters who may not receive election information because the Clerk-Recorder does not know where to mail it; and people on the rolls who shouldn’t be there because they are no longer eligible to vote.
Rodewald is advising people who receive one of the cards to write “not at this address” on it and send it back to her office. If someone new is at the old address and they know the new address of the person who has moved, Rodewald is asking them to share that information with her office.
If, on the other hand, you receive a residency confirmation card and you are still at the address, she said to simply ignore the card and the registration will stay active.
Those with questions about registration can call the clerk-recorder’s office at 781-5228 or 1-800-834-4636, ext. 5228.
There were 156,734 registered voters in the county as of Thursday.
— Bob Cuddy