SLO County Roundup

Los Osos

The Los Osos Community Services District recently elected new officers for the coming year.

By unanimous vote, the board elected Marshall E. Ochylski as president and Steve Senet as vice president.

Ochylski said he intends to continue to work to assure that the district will represent all segments of the Los Osos community by respecting everyone’s opinion while working for the betterment of the community. The district will assign members to its three committees at the February meeting of the district board.

People interested in learning about the committees are invited to attend a chili cook-off to recognize the work of its committees and to thank the outgoing committee members.

The chili cook-off — free and open to the public — will be held at the Old School House in South Bay Community Park on Jan. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m.

— David Sneed


Weather permitting, people in and driving through Cambria’s West Village will face delays and detours starting Tuesday.

Souza Construction crews are to grind off about two inches of the Main Street surface and then repave from Cornwall Street to where Windsor Boulevard meets Charing Lane.

Project managers considered various work schedules before deciding to grind the existing pavement from 3 to 10 p.m. over two days, followed by paving from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for three days.

It’s expected to take another two weeks of finishing work, including striping, to complete the $266,000 county Public Works project.

— Tribune staff report

SLO County

The county Public Health Department encourages all residents to take advantage of free H1N1 vaccinations available throughout the county.

French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo is providing free vaccinations at the Health and Fitness Expo at the Alex Madonna Expo Center today and Sunday, between noon and 2 p.m.

Vaccinations will also be available today at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton in the Morgan Conference Room from 10 a.m. to noon.

The department offers free H1N1 vaccinations by appointment only at the clinics in Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles.

The department reports that about 75,000 San Luis Obispo County residents have been vaccinated, but adds that it is important for residents who have not received the vaccine to protect themselves from the virus.

— Amy Dempsey

San Luis Obispo

The California Highway Patrol has scheduled a traffic safety awareness class for teen drivers today at its San Luis Obispo office.

The “Start Smart” program is a driver safety education class for new and future teenage drivers and their parents or guardians.

Topics of discussion include traffic collision avoidance techniques, collision-causing factors, driver/parent conduct and seatbelt usage.

Officers with experience investigating collisions involving teens and family members who have lost loved ones will give testimonies about their experiences at the class.

The CHP reported that 66 percent of teen drivers are found to be at fault in all fatal collisions they are involved in, and that the leading cause of death for Americans 15 to 19 years old is motor vehicle collisions.

— Amy Dempsey