Self-proclaimed Los Osos sewer expert Gail McPherson has thrown her hat into the political arena by endorsing Los Osos Community Services District President Marshall Ochylski for District 2 Supervisor over incumbent Bruce Gibson. In an e-mail sent on Memorial Day, McPherson urged residents to pass her message to “District 3″ voters (rather than Ochylski’s District 2) who care about Los Osos. “I’m coming after you, Adam Hill!”
Here is the e-mail in its entirety with commentary below:
Continue reading McPherson’s Misleading Endorsement →
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By Julie Tacker
The recent hullabaloo around “Celebrate Los Osos,” the newly reinvented Bear Committee/Los Osos Community Organization and its search for “positive,” “visible projects” has many of us scratching our heads. Celebrating Los Osos occurs on a regular basis. It doesn’t take a marketing campaign or slick tricks to ask for and receive a helpful hand. Volunteer jobs are being done all around this great community with no fanfare, kudos, banners, websites, press releases, photo ops or slick material promoting the good works of many citizens who pitch in however and wherever they can. Whether its muscle or money, Los Ososan’s historically come to the aid of others to fundraise, lift their hammers, shovels or paint brushes to spruce up, repair or build whatever, whenever. The best example is the Annual Maxine Lewis Homeless Shelter Fundraiser (held each December at the South Bay Community Center), organized by Jerri Walsh and Richard Margetson year after year with no self promoting brouhaha.
Continue reading YOUR VOICE: Celebrate Los Osos With Sincerity, Not Press Releases →
UPDATE (4:36 PM): Dave Duggan posted some great quotes that give a lot of insight into what Celebrate Los Osos is all about.
On May 22, Celebrate Los Osos (CLO) is sponsoring the Back Bay Music Festival, which will have BBQ, beer, wine and free music — all for supposedly a good cause. Proceeds from the event will go toward beautification projects in Los Osos and Baywood Park. Months ago, I wrote an article about this volunteer organization and how the people involved have done more harm than good for people living in the Prohibition Zone. I’ve personally asked the founders of this volunteer organization to set up a fund for residents who would be unable to afford the upcoming sewer. There was no response. However, there was a response by founder Pandora Nash-Karner, which included public relations-inspired expressions like “spirit of volunteerism” and lines like, “Volunteering is the most fundamental act of citizenship and philanthropy in our society.”
Continue reading Let’s Celebrate Accountability →
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved their staff’s recommendations for the Los Osos wastewater project last Tuesday. Since the County provided their first wastewater project update for this year, many Los Osos residents were left bewildered about the details. One of the bigger issues that County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren talked about was the due diligence review. Here’s a breakdown of what that is.
Continue reading Due Diligence and County Mistakes →