SLO County Roundup


Oceano Community Services District director Lori Angello has refused to leave her seat on the agency’s board despite a request for reconsideration of her appointment by another director.

Angello was appointed to fill a vacated seat on the board on Feb. 10 with a 2-1 vote.

Director Vern Dahl recused himself in the vote, citing a potential conflict of interest because he previously conducted business with Angello and her husband.

Director Pamela Dean, who opposed Angello’s appointment, requested the reconsideration of her seating at the district board’s Wednesday night meeting based on an interpretation of district and government code that she believes requires a total of three votes of approval.

Dean may choose to file a legal complaint, according to district officials. She couldn’t be reached for comment.

Angello assumed her seat at Wednesday night’s meeting despite the reconsideration request, and remained on the board, holding that she was properly seated, according to district officials.

Angello replaces Barbara Mann, who resigned from the board at the end of 2009, and she is up for re-election on Nov. 2.

— Nick Wilson


The 12th Annual Hares ‘N’ Hounds 5K fundraiser run is scheduled for March 13 at Atascadero Lake Park to support the Atascadero Greyhound Athletic Foundation, a local group that helps fund high school interscholastic athletics and their facilities.

“This is an excellent race for kids, athletes and recreational runners,” Atascadero Junior High School cross country coach Robyn Schmidt said. In fact, the high school team has made it a training run.

Awards will be given to the top finishers in each of the 14 age groups and prize money to the top three male and female finishers. There will also be raffle prizes for all participants.

In addition to the 5-mile run, there will be 1-mile and half-mile races for kids. Registration forms are available at various North County businesses.

For information, e-mail HHRaceDirector@teamkman.org or visit www.gohounds.org.

— Tonya Strickland