A 200-pound mastiff was rescued out of a 20-foot-deep well at a residence in Nipomo early Saturday after the dog slipped down the hole.
Capt. Damien Juarez of County/CalFire said firefighters and members of the county’s technical rescue team went to the home in the 100 block of West Price Street around 8:54 p.m. Friday.
A rescuer was lowered by ropes down into the 3-foot-wide well and secured a harness around the animal. The dog was then brought back to the surface at 12:18 a.m. Saturday.
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Juarez said children of the family living at the home had been playing in the backyard, then went inside for dinner. Soon after they heard the dog barking and discovered he had fallen into the well.
— Tad Weber
For the third time, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati have invested in the San Luis Obispo County Housing Trust Fund, this time giving $100,000 from their Seton Enablement Fund, bringing their total contribution to $250,000.
“This investment makes them our fourth largest investor to date,” said Jerry Rioux, executive director of the Housing Trust Fund.
The proceeds will provide financing for affordable rental and ownership housing in San Luis Obispo County.
Since its inception in 1979, the Seton Fund has provided nearly 300 social investments throughout the world, totaling more than $15 million.
Additional information on the Seton Enablement Fund is available online at www.srcharitycinti.org/enablement.htm.
The local Housing Trust Fund is a nonprofit corporation created in 2003 to increase the supply of affordable housing in San Luis Obispo County.
Rather than develop, own or manage affordable housing, the fund provides financing and technical assistance to help private developers, nonprofit agencies and local governments create, preserve and improve homes that working families, seniors on fixed incomes and persons with disabilities can afford to rent or buy.
Since 2005, the Housing Trust Fund has provided more than $6 million in short-term financing to assist with 214 affordable rental and for-sale homes throughout the county.
During 2010, roughly 30 percent of all housing starts in the county received financing from the trust fund, according to Rioux. More than $2.5 million is available to finance additional affordable housing projects, he added.For additional information go to www.slochtf.org.
— Bob Cuddy
San Luis Obispo
The Cal Poly Pilipino Cultural Exchange Club is sponsoring hula classes that start Tuesday and run through March 8, according to Cal Poly officials.
Beginning hula classes will be held from 6:10 to 7:10 p.m. Tuesdays in the Architecture Building, Room 225. Dance experience is not required.
Classes are open to the public for both men and women.
Cost is $72 for students with identifications and $90 for faculty, staff and community members. A $12 per-class drop-in rate is available.
Participants can register at the class and should wear comfortable clothing.
— Nick Wilson