Takin’ Care of Business 9-9-2021

Written by Estero Bay News

September 10, 2021

Community Coalition Meeting

The Los Osos Cares Community Coalition begins meeting in person on Thursday September 16 at 9 a.m. at the South Bay Community Center. Community members and service providers are invite to gather and meet each other to find out the resources and needs in our communities.  Organizers say the meeting is essential in keeping the community informed and aware of all that is being done and what resources are available.

Los Osos Cares also received a preventative healthcare grant of $5600 from SLO County. The grant allows the non-profit to move forward with their programs such as Laundry Love in Morro Bay, Estero Bay RUOK and Los Osos Ride.

Folks looking to fins out more about Los Osos Cares, can send and email to wecareinlososos@gmail.com.

Welcome the Dough Connection

Dough Connection ribbon cutting
Ribbon cutting at the Dough Connection

The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Dough Connection. They produce and sell, safe-to-eat, raw cookie dough. They also have bakeable dough in many different varieties and ways to eat. They are located at 913 Embarcadero next to Hofbrau. 

Some flavors they make include classic chocolate chip, birthday cake, cookies and cream, and cherry chocolate chunk. Follow them on Facebook for updates on flavors and special desserts.


Botanical Garden Receives Grant

Rendering of the project
Rendering of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden project

The non-profit San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden was recently awarded a $147,000 grant from the Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust. The funds will be used to help complete three ADA compliant patios, an entrance plaza, and paths at the Garden’s Education Center. With the completion of this project, the Garden expects an increase in facility rentals, financial stability, visitors, and visitor experience. The first phase of this project begins in mid-September. 

The Garden needs to raise $300,000 to complete the project. They are asking the community to support this project by purchasing commemorative donor tiles, which will be placed artistically in the newly enhanced areas. 

Currently, the main entrance to the Botanical Garden is gravel and difficult for many to traverse. 

The Garden needs to improve pathways to the gift shop, offices, rental facilities and restrooms to provide easier access for visitors. Donations of all amounts are appreciated. 

To learn more about this project and giving opportunities, go to slobg.org/donate, email ruta@slobg.org or call (805) 541-1400 x 303.  

Reserve Firefighters Needed

Cal Fire Station 15- South Bay is looking for reserve firefighters.To apply, pick up an application at Station 15 – 2315 Bayview Heights Drive, Los Osos. 

Station 15 has primary responsibility for fires, medical aids, vehicle accidents, technical rescues, hazardous materials incidents, natural disasters and public service assistance for residents throughout the Los Osos Community Services District, Turri Road, Clark Valley Road and for visitors throughout Montana de Oro and the Back Bay. 

For more information call 805-528-1053

Costa Gallery Ribbon

Costa Gallery Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon cutting at Costa Gallery

Owner and photographer Michael J Costa took a huge leap of faith and launched his dream gallery July 28, 2020 during the pandemic. He celebrated his one-year of business with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Los Osos Baywood Chamber of Commerce with music by Zen Mountain Poets. The Costa Gallery, 2087 10th St., showcases more than 20 local artists’ work featuring a diverse assortment of art to choose from: photography, glasswork, jewelry, mixed media, ceramics, textile art, pastels, acrylics, assemblage and so much more.

Michael is already gearing up for his next unique event called a Plein Air Show. Stay connected through social media Facebook Costa Gallery or Instagram @mjcostaphoto. 

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