SLO County Roundup

San Luis Obispo

Chess players in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to face off Saturday at the San Luis Obispo Chess Club’s annual Spring Fling, a scholastic competition.

The tournament could draw up to 60 competitors, said Fred Brown, chess coach at Sinsheimer Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. It’s limited to members of the United States Chess Federation.

Competitors are split into three sections: kindergarten through third grade, kindergarten through sixth grade and kindergarten through 12th grade. They will play five rounds of 30 minutes each.

According to Brown, the Swiss-system tournament ensures that players face opponents with about the same number of wins and losses after each round.

Although chess sets and boards will be provided, players are asked to bring chess clocks if possible.

Spring Fling starts at 10 a.m. at Sinsheimer Elementary School, 2755 Augusta St. in San Luis Obispo. Registration is $10 in advance, or $15 at the door.

The club meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Carl’s Jr., 195 N. Santa Rosa St. in San Luis Obispo, and 10 a.m. Saturdays at the giant chess board at Centennial Parkway in Morro Bay.

Call 441-7210 or visit www.slochess.com for more information.

— Sarah Linn

Paso Robles

Members of the California Highway Patrol’s Templeton office have nominated a Paso Robles Public Schools bus driver for School Bus Driver of the Year.

Kelly K. Jenal-Stainbrook has been a school bus driver since 1996. She received additional training in 2001 through the Department of Education at the CHP Academy and became an instructor, and she was promoted to transportation supervisor for Paso Robles schools in 2007.

Jenal-Stainbrook is responsible for the school system’s vehicle fleet and the special needs programs.

She was also nominated for the CHP’s Coastal Division School Bus Driver of the Year, and is being considered for the CHP’s statewide School Bus Driver of the Year award.

— Amy Dempsey

SLO County

Cuesta College and the Business and Career One-Stop are having free job and resource fairs on Wednesday for youth and adults ages 14 to 24 to speak with local employers.

Employment opportunities are available through the federally funded Workforce Investment Act Youth Employment Program, in which Cuesta College can cover the salary, taxes, liability and workers compensation insurance for eligible youth to gain meaningful work experience.

— Julia Hickey


The Tribune is seeking a volunteer temporary weather watcher for the community of Templeton.

If you are keeping track of temperatures and rainfall for your area and wouldn’t mind sharing that information with The Tribune, please phone Sharon Morem at 781-7937.