SLO County Roundup

San Luis Obispo

A proposal to develop the historic Long-Bonetti Ranch property on South Higuera Street will come before the Architectural Review Commission at 5 p.m. Monday.

The historic ranch house, barn and other structures on the property are all on the city’s master list of historic places.

The applicant, E. F. Moore & Company, is proposing a project that will include 11 new buildings and rehabilitation or restoration of existing buildings in their current locations. These include the arched sign, the ranch house, the windmill and the barn.

The new construction will be designed for retail, restaurant and other services, according to the city staff report.

The Architectural Review Commission will be discussing and determining whether the project is appropriate for the site. It meets in the City Council chambers, 990 Palm St.

— Sally Connell


Streets intersecting El Camino Real in the downtown Colony District will sport a brand-new holiday look this season.

Thirty-four seasonal banners were recently hung on the streets in an effort to spiff the city up for the holidays.

Atascadero Main Street paid about $4,000 for the banners and hardware to hang them.

“We’ve wanted to decorate the downtown for a long time,” said Main Street Executive Director Steve Martin.

“Earlier this year we requested and received permission from the city to mount seasonal banners on all downtown city streets intersecting with El Camino Real.”

The money comes from fees assessed on Main Street business licenses, Martin said. The banners will remain in place until the first of next year.

“After that, we will acquire other banners to rotate in the downtown so we continuously have color and movement along the streets,” said Martin, who added that he hopes the new banner locations will be used to promote downtown Atascadero events such as Colony Days and Hot El Camino Nite.

— AnnMarie Cornejo

Los Osos

Dan Gilmore, the new general manager for the Los Osos Community Services District, will meet residents today from 9 a.m. to noon at the district office, 229 South 9th St.

Joe Sparks, president of the district’s board of directors, also will be on hand.

— Bob Cuddy