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.
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.