San Luis Obispo
The Rossi Foundation donated $15,000 for the creation of a Theodore Roosevelt monument in San Luis Obispo’s Mitchell Park, ARTS Obispo announced recently. Contributions and pledges from other local donors have brought the total funds raised to $50,000. The cost of the Roosevelt figure is estimated at $150,000.
The proposed monument will recognize the visit of the 26th U.S. President to San Luis Obispo in 1903, in conjunction with his subsequent three-day camping trip to Yosemite with famed naturalist John Muir.
The monument, which is still subject to review and approval by the city, will be created by artist Paula Zima, a Cal Poly graduate whose previous public art projects include the bear and child sculpture at Mission San Luis Obispo.
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The Arroyo Grande First United Methodist Church recently named three recipients of the Everett Lee Taylor Scholarship. Patrick Harvey received $750 as a returning student to Pt. Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Collin Odom received $750 as a returning student to Cuesta College. Carolyn Russell received $1,000 as she begins her special education teacher credential program at Brandman University.