SLO County Roundup

Morro Bay

Bruce Ambo will resign from his job as the city’s public works director as of April 1.

He has held the job since December 2002. City engineer Rob Livick will serve as acting public services director after Ambo leaves.

During Ambo’s tenure, the city has completed several large projects including the Harbor Walk project and the round-about project as well as initiating the city’s largest capital project to date, renovation of the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

“I am very proud of the accomplishments of the city and our staff during my time with Morro Bay,” Ambo said.

— David Sneed

SLO County

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, has announced that his office is accepting internship applications for a summer Congressional Internship program.

Applicants should have strong writing and computer skills, be at least a junior in college and maintain a 3.0 grade point average.

All applications will be considered; however, preference will be given to residents of the 22nd Congressional District, which includes most of Kern and San Luis Obispo counties, and part of Los Angeles County.

Summer interns are responsible for their transportation and lodging expenses, but will receive a $1,500 stipend. The program is six weeks long; interns spend two weeks in the Bakersfield district office and four weeks in the Washington, D.C., office.

Anyone interested can download the internship application at Kevinmccarthy.house.gov.

— Amy Dempsey

Big Sur

Highway 1 at the south end of Big Sur is now fully open during the day, Caltrans announced Wednesday.

Crews are still working to clear a rockslide that blocked the highway early Friday at Alder Creek, south of Gorda.

The road will continue to close completely from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Call 888-836-0866 toll-free for information on road conditions on Big Sur from Cambria to Carmel, or go to the Caltrans road information Web site at http://bit.ly/cthwy.

— Tribune staff report


The Atascadero Veterans Memorial Foundation is hosting another fundraiser for its Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial at Atascadero Lake Park.

Its Patriot Pancake Breakfast is scheduled for 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday with Central Coast Propane and the Kiwanis Club of Atascadero at the Atascadero Pavilion, 9315 Pismo Ave.

Veterans, active duty and reserve members of the military eat for free.

Costs for the general public are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3 to 10. Children age 2 and younger eat for free.

There will also be music, a raffle, military art displays and military authors.

For more information, call 462-1267.

— Tonya Strickland