SLO County Roundup

Cal Poly

An expert on social justice will begin Cal Poly’s Provocative Perspective series this year.

Jonathan Kozol — a teacher, author and advocate for social justice — will speak on campus Saturday. The talk is free and open to the public.

The event will take place at the Performing Arts Center Pavilion, beginning with breakfast at 7:30 followed by Kozol’s talk at 8 a.m.

Kozol’s lecture is titled “The Shame of the Nation: Killing Off the College Options for the Children of the Poor from the Day They Enter Public School.”

Other speakers in the series are:

For more information, call 756-0327.

— Nick Wilson

Paso Robles

Locals can attend free horse shows in Paso Robles to learn more about the equine competitions planned from Oct. 22 through Nov. 1.

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity — a regional group that hosts more than 150 competitions annually in various states — features a show that requires a horse and rider to “cut” a cow out of its herd, organizers said, and keep it from returning.

The free shows begin about 8 a.m. each day at the Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave. For more information, visit www.pccha.com.

— Tonya Strickland

Paso Robles

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance will feature a new section highlighting local historical organizations in its 2010 tour brochure.

Slated for a May 2010 distribution, the nonprofit wine group prints more than 300,000 copies of the brochures for consumers, media and wine trades nationwide. The publication features a map of venues related to the wine industry.

“Paso Robles is rich in history, and these societies tell the story of our past,” said Alliance spokeswoman Meagan Callahan. “Paso and the Central Coast’s history have impacted the wine industry, and we feel wine enthusiasts have a thirst to understand this history.”

The new section of the publication will detail the Atascadero Historical Society, Cambria Historical Society, Camp Roberts Historical Museum, Estrella Warbird Museum, Mission San Miguel, Rios Caledonia Adobe, Paso Robles Children’s Museum, El Paso de Robles Historical Society, Paso Robles Pioneer Museum, Santa Margarita Historical Society and Templeton Historical Museum.

The current issue can be viewed at www.pasowine.com.

— Tonya Strickland