SLO County Roundup

San Luis Obispo

A group of activists erected a commercial billboard message last week on South Higuera Street, south of Elks Lane, to challenge the theories behind the collapse of the World Trade Center.

The 24-by-12-foot billboard reads, “1,200 architects and engineers say: Examine the truth,” and it includes the website www.ae911truth.org.

The billboard was designed and paid for by a group of 9/11 Truth activists. It will be up for eight weeks.

Atascadero resident Mark Phillips, a retired mechanical engineer, helped with the project. Phillips has long encouraged that people ask for a new, independent investigation into the buildings’ collapse to examine evidence he says was ignored.

— AnnMarie Cornejo

North County

Motorists traveling in both directions on Highway 46 East can expect up to 30-minute delays just east of Shandon through Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The roadwork project — stretching along the highway from Lucy Brown to Palo Prieta roads — will detour motorists into one-way reverse traffic controls while crews work on the road. The work began Tuesday.Electronic message boards will alert motorists of the detour.

The $400,000 project is contracted to Valley Slurry Seal Co. in Sacramento. It is expected to be complete in September.

— Tonya Strickland

Cuesta College

A free bus service for Cuesta College students to the San Luis Obispo campus during the first two weeks of the fall semester will be available Monday through Aug. 28.

The service is provided by Cuesta College and the Regional Transit Authority. Because of budget constraints, RTA will now only drop off and pick up riders at Cuesta’s San Luis Obispo campus at the Parking Lot 3 bus stop on the north side of campus, facing Highway 1. The other two bus stops at the San Luis Obispo campus are now closed.

Students can also purchase a discounted 31-day bus pass, which is available through the Cuesta Cashier’s Office. There is a limited number of passes that students can purchase for a discounted price.

Cuesta students with an ASCC card who attend classes at the North County campus can ride free all semester on the North County Shuttle from locations in Atascadero, Templeton and Paso Robles.

The North County Shuttle arrives at the Paso Robles campus eight minutes before the hour and leaves five minutes after the hour Monday through Friday.

For more information about bus routes, visit www.slorta.org or www.northcountyshuttle.com.

— AnnMarie Cornejo