The nonprofit organization GRID Alternatives recently led 60 volunteers, job trainees, community leaders and residents to install no-cost rooftop solar systems for six homes in the Peoples’ Self-Help Housing Atascadero Triangle neighborhood during the 2017 Solarthon solar installation block party. According to the organization, the systems will save low-income families more than $225,000 in electricity bills over the systems’ lifetimes and prevent 520 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
San Luis Obispo
The San Luis Obispo Little Theatre recently gave a benefit performance of “Our Town” to raise funds for Montaña de Oro District Garden Clubs. The funds were raised to host the California Garden Clubs Inc. annual convention at the Embassy Suites.
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Club members include Cayucos Garden Club, Central Coast Cactus and Succulent Society, Floral Design Study Club, Lompoc Valley Botanic and Horticultural Society, Los Osos Valley Garden Club, and Paso Robles Multiflora Garden Club.
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Villa Automotive, a family-owned business for 65 years in San Luis Obispo has been awarded World Class Technician for 2017 by the Auto Care Association and National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
The award required passing 22 specialty areas including skills testing, automotive repair knowledge and service excellence.
Owner John Villa said: “Since the World Class Technician recognition was established back in the 1980s, less than 2,000 technicians have received this award. To be named one of them is really an honor.”