SLO County Roundup

SLO County

Last-minute tax filers shouldn’t expect any special accommodations at local post offices, which will close promptly at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the day state and federal taxes are due.

For the past four years, the Postal Service has not extended its hours locally, as people who have procrastinated on mailing off their returns have declined, Postmaster Tony Rivera said.

“Those days are gone,” he said.

There are probably still plenty of last-minute filers, but they have something else in common: They are doing it online.

Tax returns can be mailed from the following post office locations:

Main Post Office, 1655 Dalidio Drive; Downtown Station, 893 Marsh St. at Morro Street.

— Julia Hickey

SLO County

The United States District Court for the Central District of California has announced the appointment of Vijay “Jay” Chand Gandhi as a United States magistrate judge.

He’ll represent San Luis Obispo and six other counties in California.

Gandhi will be sworn in Wednesday and sit on the bench in Los Angeles, representing the nation’s largest district court, which serves more than 19 million people. Last year, more than 14,900 cases were filed in the district.

Gandhi will be the first Indian-American federal judge in the Central District and the second Indian-American federal judge in U.S. history.

At 38, Gandhi will also be one of the youngest federal judges serving in the Central District.

Gandhi was formerly a litigation partner at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP in Los Angeles, specializing in business litigation and class actions.

He also worked full-time in the Trial Attorney Partnership with the Orange County District Attorney’s office as a volunteer prosecutor.

— Nick Wilson

Paso Robles

Recycled treasures will be on display April 24 at the Recycled Treasures, Vintage Sidecars & Bicycle Bonanza in Downtown City Park.

The 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. event, will feature collectors, dealers and crafters.

Vendor spaces are 15-feet by 15-feet and available for $55 each.

The deadline for vendor applications is Friday. Call 238-4103 for more information.

— Tonya Strickland