Today marks the 6th annual Hunger Awareness Day in SLO County. Put on by the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, the goal is to raise $150,000 in a single day to feed the estimated 44,000 homeless that reside in SLO County.
A $1 donation will provide $10 worth of nutritious food for those in need.
Even just a dollar to two can make a big difference to those in need in our local community.
While hikes like Madonna Peak, Bishops Peak, and the various trails out in Montana De Oro are some of the more frequented hiking spots in SLO, the Irish Hills offer an extensive amount of trails, stretching over 940 acres, with some excellent views of SLO County. Read more
Templeton’s Wine & Roses Bike Ride is Oct. 5
Many local residents are here because they visited the area and fell in love. There’s no better way to see the beauty San Luis Obispo County has to offer than to take a bicycle ride. The Central Coast offers some of the best rides available to cyclists.
Templeton is hosting it’s 12th Annual Wine and Roses Bike Ride October 5, 2013 starting in the old-town community Park. This is the best boutique wine country ride on the Central Coast. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery and outstanding terrain.
Three rides to choose from
- 100-Mile Century Ride
- 62-Mile Metric Century
- 30-Mile Ride
Cyclists start to gather early in the morning to start out the long course. It’s not a race, so you can pace yourself. Start out on one of the 30, 65 or 100-mile pre-marked routes. The courses highlights some of the best cycling roads in North County like Highway 229, Vineyard Drive, Peachy Canyon and Adelaida.
The ride finishes up back at the park, where participants enjoy barbecue chicken and tri-tip, wine tasting from local producers, and roses for the women. Then check out the old west downtown with unique shops and amazing eateries. You can also explore our world class wineries just minutes away. The highly successful event has become a major fundraiser for the Templeton Chamber, with proceeds going to support community events throughout the year.
The Templeton Wine and Roses Bicycle Ride is limited and usually sells out. Due to the popularity of this event, this year’s registration will be open to just 350 cyclists. Registration opened on April 1 at templetonchamber.com. It is expected to sell out, so interested riders are encouraged to register early.
If you are going to be in Templeton for the ride check out these recommended place to visit and make your stay more enjoyable. The Bike Lane Inn and High Ridge Manor are two beautiful bed and breakfasts in the Templeton area that a perfect for the ride. Great places to eat with that western town style are McPhees Grill and AJ Spurs. For a little wine tasting I recommend Michael Gill Cellars in the Templeton Gap and Grizzly Republic Wines in nearby downtown Paso Robles.
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As the U.S. economy continues to send mixed signals, hosts Dan Podesto and Jason Grote challenge the data and talk it out. Why is so much money moving into the stock market this past week? Dow closed above 14,000 this past Friday, the first time since 2007, after the previous milestone low of 6,457 in 2009. Yet, unemployment rates didn’t improve in parallel, rather they ticked in a negative direction. The stock market is suggesting a brighter economy within 6 months but what about the job market and unemployment rates that are moving at mediocre strides?
Joined by renowned Steve Delmartini, manager of San Luis Obispo Realty, an agent in San Luis Obispo since 1977, Mortgage Matters discusses the fluctuation in rates and the local real estate market. Are the bidding wars beginning again?
Our offices will be closed next Monday, 1/21, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will return to our regular hours (9am to 5pm) Tuesday, 1/22. Enjoy the three-day weekend! In the meantime, tune in to Mortgage Matters on KVEC 920 this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon to have hosts Dan Podesto and Jason Grote get you up to speed with the top stories in real estate, mortgage, and the economy.
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Dan Ferreira of Ferreira Contracting joins us this week on Mortgage Matters. But first, Dan and Jason talk politics- choosing fantasy football over watching the political conventions, and the concept of taking an entire year off a job to campaign.
There was a big focus on jobs this past week with jobless reports and new jobless claims figures out. But how bad are things actually? The drop in unemployment is seen as a sign that more people are dropping out of the labor force, but how much of this is simply from people retiring?
Dan Ferreira talks about his background in construction management, and transitioning from overseeing large projects into starting his own company with smaller, local projects. He talks about his companies’ green building practices, and their focus on cutting down waste through proper planning and efficient use of building materials.