SLO County Roundup


A Los Osos developer has scheduled a meeting for April 21 in Grover Beach to discuss options for the Oceano County Airport.

The meeting is the second in a series of six meetings that Jeff Edwards has planned to discuss options for the 58-acre county-owned airport. Edwards’ plan could include residential and commercial development, or other visitor-serving amenities.

County officials have said they are not interested in seeing the airport redeveloped.

Edwards said this meeting will feature a local expert in geology and related seismic issues, who will discuss the 2003 San Simeon Earthquake and its effects on Oceano.

“We’re trying to look at positives and negatives and see how it all shakes out,” Edwards said.

He declined to identify the expert.

The meeting will be at 4 p.m. at the Filipino Community Center, at 885 S. 13th St. in Grover Beach.

A community center volunteer said the facility could fit 200 people.

Many local pilots who showed up to oppose Edwards’ plans in March were not able to attend the first meeting, which was held in a room at the Rabobank branch in Grover Beach.

Edwards’ plans have been met with opposition from both Oceano residents and local pilots, who say the airport is an important local resource as well as a tourist attraction.

— Cynthia Lambert

SLO County

Monday is the last day to pay the second installment of annual property tax bills, the county tax collector reminded property owners this week.

Property tax information is available at the tax collector’s Web site, www.slocounty.ca.gov/tax.

All major credit cards and electronic checks are accepted on the site.

— Amy Dempsey

San Luis Obispo

The Progressive Student Alliance on Sunday is hosting The Urgency of Now, a collaboration of local organizations, to generate awareness about local and global issues.

The event is free, but those who attend can bring donations, which will go to Haiti relief efforts and Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County.

The benefit concert, which will feature live music, informational booths, food and drinks, will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo.

Informational booths will be set up by Earth Day Alliance, Fair Trade Club, Food Science Club, Zero Waste Club, One Cool Earth, UpcycleSLO/Swap-O Rama-Rama, Central Coast Vegetarian Network, Vegan Outreach, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and others.

Those who would like to set up a table should contact davfintel@gmail.com.

Vraja’s Kitchen will provide food, with proceeds going to the charities.

— Bob Cuddy