SLO County Roundup

Paso Robles

A Paso Robles man arrested on suspicion of drive-by shootings has pleaded not guilty to two charges and faces a preliminary hearing Thursday, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Jacob Shearer, 20, was arrested in connection with drive-by-shootings March 3 that damaged buildings and homes but didn’t hurt anyone.

He pleaded not guilty last week to the felony crimes of discharging a firearm at a dwelling and discharging a firearm in a negligent manner.

The shootings were reported in the 2300 block of Larkfield Place, the 2400 block of Starling Drive, the 6500 block of Wagon Wheel Place and the 2000 block of Sage Brush Road.

Shearer is in custody in County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

— Nick Wilson

San Luis Obispo

The Jewish Community Center of San Luis Obispo will host a talk on modern Israeli history Thursday at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library presented by student Dan Davis of Santa Maria.

The talk is set for 6:30 p.m. in the library’s conference room.

Emphasis will be on what occurred before 1948, the nation’s War of Independence, and changes that have resulted from the Six Day and Yom Kippur wars.

The object will be to uncover facts rather than express opinions or solutions and to aid in formulating better-informed opinions.

Davis will base his discussion on a bibliography of materials and sources, including Abba Eban’s “My Country: Modern Israeli History” (1948-1977), Melvin Urovfsky’s “We are One” (1978), Colin Shindler’s “A History of Modern Israel” (2008), and Benny Morris’ “History of the First Arab-Israeli War” (1948).

For information, call center director Lauren Bandari at 426-5465 or e-mail lbandari@jccslo.com.

— Nick Wilson

Grover Beach

Anyone interested in becoming a vendor during the annual Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series and Farmers Market in Grover Beach can attend an informational meeting to discuss requirements April 12.

Applications will be available for farmers, food vendors, artists and others. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at the Ramona Garden Park at 993 Ramona Ave. in Grover Beach.

The concert series and farmers market will start June 6 and will continue weekly through Sept. 26.

For more information, e-mail coastalfarmersmarket@gmail.com or call the Grover Beach Parks and Recreation Department at 473-4580.

— Cynthia Lambert

Grover Beach

The Exploration Station in Grover Beach will offer a super sitter class instructed by the American Red Cross on April 10 that will include diapering, feeding and bedtime issues, interviewing guidance, first aid and more.

Those who complete the class will earn a Red Cross certificate in baby-sitting. Interested youth must be at least 11 years old to take the one-day class, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It costs $50, with baby-sitting kits for an additional $10.

For more information or to register, call 473-1421 or e-mail info@explorationstation.org.

— Cynthia Lambert