The Oceano Community Services District board has appointed Lori Angello to a recently vacated seat on the panel.
She has been a local resident for decades and is married to David Angello, a former district board member.
The district provides water, sewer and fire-protection services to the unincorporated community.
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Board members Jim Hill and Mary Lucey voted in favor of Angello’s appointment last week, while Pamela Dean voted in opposition.
Angello’s husband, David, served on the district’s board for many years, and her son, Craig Angello, is a firefighter with the agency.
Board member Vern Dahl recused himself from the vote, citing a potential conflict of interest stemming from his having done business with the Angellos. He has sold items to the family at its all-terrain-vehicle rental shop in Oceano, Dahl said.
— Nick Wilson
The Dana Adobe Nipomo Amigos will host a history talk on Jim Beckwourth in celebration of Black History Month.
Beckwourth, who died in 1866, rose out of slavery to cross the United States as a noted hunter, tracker and trailblazer.
The talk will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Dana Adobe, 671 Oakglen Ave., Nipomo.
— Julia Hickey
The Central Coast Exploration Station in Grover Beach will accept old electronics today and on Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Computers, televisions, monitors and other electronics items are also accepted on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.
The nonprofit organization does not accept microwave ovens or other appliances. Donations are tax-deductible.
The Exploration Station is at 867 Ramona Ave. It includes revolving science exhibits, interactive displays and weekly activities for families to enjoy. For more information, call 473-1421 or visit http://explorationstation.org.
— Cynthia Lambert
San Luis Obispo
The San Luis Obispo City/County Library is offering a series of workshops aimed at helping job seekers. The sessions are to provide information about interviewing practices, job resources and using search engines.
The classes will be held today, March 20 and April 17 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the San Luis Obispo City/County Library Computer Lab.
Sessions on the proper use of the GrantStation Web site — which is available to use free of charge at library branches in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Los Osos, Nipomo and Cambria — are set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Feb. 27 at 9 a.m. at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library.
Registration is required because space is limited to 15 persons.
— Amy Dempsey