SLO County Roundup


Adults may receive free health screenings Sunday during a Winter Fiesta at the Oceano Community Center, according to Anna Scott, spokeswoman for Arroyo Grande Community Hospital.

Free flu vaccinations will be offered to those age 12 and older, and children can participate in sports and board games. Healthy food will also available at a low cost.

The hospital is sponsoring the event along with other health care agencies, including: Oceano Family Resource Center, Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program, the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department’s Drug and Alcohol Program, Lisa Ray’s Donation Group and the Lucia Mar Unified School District.

The event is free and will run from 2 to 4 p.m. at the community center, 1425 S. 19th St. For more information, call Roberta Alderete at 473-7662.

— Cynthia Lambert

Pismo Beach

County residents can learn basic first aid, how to make their homes disaster-proof and how to develop a family disaster plan during a series of workshops and hands-on demonstrations Saturday with regional emergency response agencies.

Officials from agencies including the American Red Cross, Five Cities Fire Authority and the county Sheriff Department’s search and rescue unit will prepare the community for earthquakes and other natural disasters.

Other participating agencies include the California Emergency Management Agency, PG&E, Southern California Edison and French Hospital Medical Center.

The free event will run from 8:45 a.m. to noon at New Life Community Church, 990 James Way in Pismo Beach.

— Cynthia Lambert