San Luis Obispo
King David's Lodge No. 209 recently donated $1,500 to Restorative Partners, a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring and re-entry services for San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Hall, Jail and Honor Farm.
Programs include mentoring for ex-offenders, behavioral programs for people on probation, and nonviolent communication practice and workshops.
Jon Paul Ewing, a physics and anatomy teacher at Paso Robles High School, is one of 10 teachers nominated as a California finalist for the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Ewing, who has been teaching for 10 years. brings in medical professionals to talk to his students and works closely with the biology department at Cal Poly. He has also worked with colleagues in the science department to develop science honor cord recognition for eligible graduating seniors.
He was nominated by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.