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San Luis Obispo

Rancher Dan De Vaul said Thursday that he’s still on hold with a possible interview on “Good Morning America.”

The controversial rancher, who offers a program for the homeless and those addicted to drugs and alcohol, was seeking national media attention after his conviction in September over building safety and vehicle and mobile home storage violations.

De Vaul, 66, said he’s seeking a spot on Dateline NBC and has made contact with officials from that program.

De Vaul said that “Good Morning America” representatives have started research for a possible interview at his ranch off Los Osos Valley Road, but show producers in New York haven’t given the go-ahead.

His disputes with the county over how to use his property have gone on for the past decade, according to county government officials.

A news story about De Vaul aired on the radio show “Democracy Now,” and articles about him have been printed in the Los Angeles Times.

— Nick Wilson

Paso Robles

Three-hour street closures will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday for the annual Paso Robles Christmas Light Parade.

Spring Street between 6th and 15th streets and the roads throughout the downtown area will be closed to traffic and parking.

Visit www.prcity.com/police to view the closure map. The areas in blue mark the closed roads.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., and closures are slated to reopen by 8:30 p.m.

Authorities advise motorists to drive with caution and watch for slower vehicle and pedestrian traffic while traveling in and around the downtown area during that time.

— Tonya Strickland

SLO County

The Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens is soliciting nominations for new members of the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council.

The objective of Area Agency on Aging is to develop a comprehensive and coordinated support service system for older persons in the area.

A council of 30 members advises the board of directors in matters of planning and administration of the agency’s plan and appropriating more than $3 million for the provision of senior well-being in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties.

At least 51 percent of the council is composed of seniors.

Council members should be able to advocate for older persons and have knowledge of legislative proposals, policies and budgets.

For details, contact Lee Diaz at 925-9554 or 541-0384.

— Julia Hickey

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