SLO County Roundup

Cuesta College

Cuesta President David Pelham is no longer being considered for chancellor of the Alabama Board of Education, The Birmingham News reported Friday.

The board voted Thursday to re-open the search for a leader for the state’s two-year college system, according to Associated Press reports.

The board last week interviewed a dozen candidates, including Pelham.

The Birmingham News reported that the board voted to keep two of its current candidates under consideration — Freida Hill, deputy commissioner of the Technical College System of Georgia, and Rose Johnson, president of Haywood Community College in Clyde, N.C.

Board members told The Birmingham News that they’ve dropped a requirement that applicants have doctoral degrees.

— Sona Patel

San Luis Obispo

Caltrans will resume work on the Broad Street portion of Highway 227 from Capitolio Way to Orcutt Road starting Sunday.

Crews will work on asphalt concrete grinding and paving on the street from 8 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.

Monday starting at 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. Tuesday, the grinding and paving will continue, as it will on Thursday from 11:45 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday.

The project for improving Highway 227 is costing $7.1 million and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

— Sally Connell

North County

Registered voters can now request vote-by-mail ballots for two North County elections set for Nov. 3.

The California Valley Community Services District has a director seat open, and Paso Robles is holding a special election on a proposed water rate increase.

Registered voters have until Oct. 27 to request a vote-by-mail ballot through the county Clerk-Recorder’s Office by fax at 781-1111 or by e-mail at elections@co.slo.ca.gov.

Voters can also stop by offices at 1055 Monterey St. D120, San Luis Obispo, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at 5955 Capistrano Ave., Suite B in Atascadero from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those who registered to vote by Monday will receive a sample ballot pamphlet in the mail.

Those who did not can still register to vote by Oct. 19, but will have missed the deadline for a mailed sample ballot.

— Tonya Strickland

Cal Poly

UCLA Voice Department Chairwoman Juliana Gondek is set to present a vocal master class at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center at Cal Poly.

During the class, six of the Cal Poly Music Department’s leading voice students will perform and be critiqued, according to event organizers.

The public is welcome to attend the performance.

Gondek, a native of Pasadena, has an international operatic, symphonic, chamber, recital and recording career.

She is known for her interpretations of Mozart, baroque, bel canto and contemporary repertoire.

For more information, call 756-2406.

— Nick Wilson