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August 2019 | Volume 4 | Issue 8

Prepare for Local Disasters with New Regional Website

The County Office of Emergency Services (OES) launched a new one-stop resource earlier this month for San Luis Obispo County residents and visitors focused on emergency preparedness and response. Read more.

In Other News...

Raising Awareness During Suicide Prevention Month

The County hopes to reach individuals who might be at risk, but also their social networks, workplaces, families, neighborhoods, schools, and places of worship. Read more.

SLO County Homeless Numbers Rise 32% Since '17

The number of homeless persons counted in SLO County on a single day in 2019 increased by nearly 32 percent compared to 2017 numbers, according to a report released recently by the County. Read more.

U.S. Census Bureau Sends Workers to Verify Addresses

SLO County residents may notice census address canvassers in their neighborhood beginning this week through mid-October of 2019 to verify addresses. Read more.

County Strengthens Diablo Canyon Closure Positions

The County Board of Supervisors voted last week to take positions on a variety of issues related to the closure of Diablo Canyon Power Plant, which will happen no later than 2025. Read more.

Valley Fever in SLO County: What You Need to Know

The fungus that causes Valley Fever lives naturally in the soil on the Central Coast. SLO County has the third-highest number and rate of cases in California, after Kern and Kings counties. Read more.

Planning and Building Launches Online Services

Anyone can now apply for Renewable Energy Permits and ePermits, pay fees, schedule building inspections - all online - with the County Planning & Building Department. Read more.

Mental Health Services Act Town Hall in Los Osos Today

The County’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) programs and plans will be the focus of a town hall presentation and meeting on Wednesday, August 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Los Osos Schoolhouse. Read more.

Veterans Can Add Veteran Status to Driver's License

Eligible veterans who would like to have their status as a veteran added to their driver license or ID card can now do so thanks to a recent change in state law.  Read more.

New Batterer's Intervention Program to Begin Soon

The County will launch a new treatment pilot program next month for offenders convicted of domestic violence. Read more.

SLO Library Partners with Nonprofit to Offer Showers

The San Luis Obispo Library is partnering with Shower the People, a local non-profit, to offer complimentary showers every Sunday. Read more.

Celebrate Healthy Snack Day in SLO County on Sept. 12

You’re invited to join teams across SLO County for Healthy Snack Day, a fun and tasty celebration of the small choices that can help power long-term health. Keep reading.

Adoptable Pet of the Month: Chaco

Meet Chaco! This sweet, polite Queensland / Border Collie mix is a smart boy looking for a loving family to teach him fun new commands. Read more.

Just the Headlines...

Atascadero Library to Host Photography Exhibit 'People and Places'

Breastfeeding and Family-Friendly Workplace Guidance

Local County Leaders Raise Awareness During National Foster Care Month

Stormwater Program Puts Trash on Display in New Government Center

Apply Now: Career Opportunities at the County

The County is hiring! Apply now or share these career opportunities with your friends.  

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