SLO County Roundup

Pismo Beach

Thousands of people are expected this weekend for the 25th annual Classic at Pismo Beach car show.

The show, held annually on the third weekend of June, normally features about 1,000 classic cars and street rods, according to the event organizer, Just Cruzin’ Productions.

The show runs from today through Sunday in downtown Pismo Beach, starting at 9 a.m. each day. Registration started Thursday.

The show will also feature vendors, a charity poker tournament and live entertainment. For information, visit www.pismobeachclassic.com or call 866-450-7469.

— Cynthia Lambert Creston

A one-lane closure to repave Highway 229 between highways 41 and 58 near Creston is slated to be complete by the end of June.

The closure — which began June 1 — is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, with one-way reverse traffic control, according to Caltrans. The contractor for the $347,000 project is Northwest Paving of Redding.

— Tonya Strickland


The advisory council will host a town hall-style meeting Monday in an effort to identify the needs of the community.

Advisory councilwoman Ellinor Wheeler said the discussion will include ways to keep local youth engaged and away from gangs; whether there is interest to try to designate a new park; whether signs should be installed to prohibit alcohol at Oceano parks; the community’s crime and safety needs; and any other issues the public would like to raise.

Wheeler said Supervisor Katcho Achadjian would present two awards at the beginning of the meeting to longtime advisory council members Larry Vierheilig and Glenda Guiton. Guiton has resigned for personal reasons, Wheeler said.

The meeting will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Oceano Community Services District in the sheriff’s room at 1681 Front St. in Oceano.

For information, contact Wheeler at 489-8737 or oceano.oac@gmail.com.

— Cynthia Lambert

San Luis Obispo

The Railroad Safety Bicycle and Pedestrian trail, which links Cal Poly with downtown, is now complete.

The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo donated $50,000 to the city to help build what was nicknamed the “missing link” section of the trail. The community raised $35,000 to finish the project.

The 500-foot portion of trail connects the border of Cal Poly to Foothill Boulevard along California Boulevard.

— AnnMarie Cornejo

Paso Robles

An adaptive-toy lending library organized by nonprofit group Jack’s Helping Hand is now open in a space donated by the Paso Robles Children’s Museum at 623 13th St.

The library — called Katie’s Korner — is a place where children with special needs can find adaptive toys and equipment that are technically advanced or modified to borrow at no cost. It’s the second resource of its kind launched by Jack’s Helping Hand.

The first opened more than a year ago at Central Coast Gymnastics in San Luis Obispo.

Katie’s Korner was named in memory of Katie Reilly, a local teen who died from brain cancer in January, organizers said.

Jack’s Helping Hand is a nonprofit organization that assists children with illnesses and disabilities, providing special treatments, services, equipment and transportation for families in need. For more information about Jack’s Helping Hand or Katie’s Korner, call 547-1914 or visit www.jackshelpinghand.org.

— Tonya Strickland