Local Meteorologist Fips Pancakes into Water Wells

PG&E’s John Lindsey joins forces with Cannon Corp. for annual fundraiser

Taking a break from his wet winter forecasts, Central Coast meteorologist and weather columnist John Lindsey will trade his radar for a spatula next Tuesday to help raise funds for water wells in developing nations.

The Well Worth It Campaign, launched by Cannon in 2010, will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser at its office Tuesday, February 14, with food by Popolo Catering.IMG_7577 (Large)

While Lindsey has written much about our above-average rainfall this season, access to clean water remains an issue in many parts of the world. The Well Worth It campaign has
raised enough money to fund the construction of 19 wells worldwide. Those wells help eliminate water-related illnesses, which are a serious health issue in poor countries like Ethiopia.

For a $10 donation during the 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast, you can enjoy unlimited pancakes, eggs, sausage, OJ, and coffee (kids eat free with each paid adult!) from Popolo, a family-owned restaurant that has provided catering for 25 years. You won’t want to miss the special treat: chocolate chip pancakes!

WHAT: Pancake breakfast fundraiser

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 7 – 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Cannon Corp., 1050 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo

WHY: To benefit Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign

Since the inception of Well Worth It in 2010, Cannon has helped raised more than $100,000 to build seven wells and fund a drilling rig. The firm has partnered with the organization “charity: water” to help serve more than 1,500 people with safe, clean drinking water.

Clean water gives children in developing nations the opportunity to attend school and get an education. With education, communities are able to raise strong leaders, making it possible to break the cycle of poverty and allow future generations to improve their quality of life.

Well Worth It Pancake Breakfast

Give your beloved a sweet treat this Valentines and help others too! Well Worth It is hosting their 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser to raise funds to build clean water wells in developing countries. Pop into Cannon’s office to enjoy a delicious breakfast that includes unlimited pancakes, eggs, sausage, OJ, and coffee. As an additional special treat, we’re offering chocolate chip pancakes too!

What: Pancake breakfast fundraiser*
When: February 14, 2017 from 7:00am – 8:30am
Where: 1050 Southwood Drive, SLO
Why: To benefit Cannon’s Well Worth It Campaign
How Much: $10.00 (one kid eats free with each paying adult)
To Purchase a Ticket: contact Liz Moody 805.544.7407  or LizM@CannonCorp.us
*What do you get? Sausage, eggs, unlimited pancakes, OJ, and coffee!

All proceeds benefit Cannon’s 2017 Well Worth it Campaign.

Tickets can also be purchased online through PayPal.

WateReuse Ends Year with Big Legislative Win

Originally Published By: WateReuse

Following a strong lobbying effort from the WateReuse Association and our members, Congress has approved the final Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), now called the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, or WIIN (S. 612). The bill is on its way to the President for his signature.

The legislation includes the revitalization of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Title XVI water reuse and reclamation program, which has been one of WateReuse’s top advocacy priorities.

It was a race to get the bill to the finish line during this congressional session. House and Senate committees agreed to the final compromise language on Monday, December 5 – just days before the 114th Congress was scheduled to end. The bill passed the full house by a vote of 360-61 on Thursday, December 8. Following letters and phone calls from WateReuse and our membership, the Senate brought the bill up for a vote and agreed to concur in the House amendment to S. 612 by a vote of 78-21 in the early hours of Saturday morning, December 10.

The nearly $12 billion measure authorizes 30 new infrastructure projects around the country. The provisions that WateReuse successfully lobbied in favor of include:

  • Reformation of Title XVI into competitive grant program
  • An additional authorization of $50 million for Title XVI
  • Clarification that “environmental infrastructure” projects, including water recycling projects, are eligible for the Army Corps of Engineers post-authorization study assistance

Thanks to all of our members for their advocacy and support of these initiatives.

North Oak Park Blvd Reopens After 8 Months of Repairs

Originally Published By: By KSBY Staff; December 13, 2016

Drivers through the Five Cities may notice a smoother ride along North Oak Park Boulevard.

After eight months of closures, reconstruction of a 0.6 mile stretch of the highly-traveled road is now complete and the road is open again.

The cities of Grover Beach, Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande collaborated on the project through San Luis Obispo Council of Governments.

The road was resurfaced and sidewalk improvements were made at several intersections. A state grant funded the $2 million project.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the project’s completion will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the corner of Oak Park Blvd and El Camino Real in Arroyo Grande.

Major Street Improvement Project Completed

Grover Beach, CaliforniaDecember 5, 2016 – Motorists traveling along Oak Park Boulevard are experiencing a smoother ride thanks to a collaborative effort among the Cities of Grover Beach, Pismo Beach and Arroyo Grande. The Cities joined forces on the North Oak Park Boulevard Rehabilitation Project, which provided a complete reconstruction of a 0.6 mile stretch of this well-traveled road.

The project was completed at the end of November after approximately eight months of construction. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the project will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13 at the corner of Oak Park Boulevard and El Camino Real. The public is invited to attend. Please park in the AJ Spurs parking lot.

Serving as one of the main arterial routes to Highway 101 for both the Cities of Grover Beach and Arroyo Grande, high volumes of motorists use Oak Park Boulevard each day.

Over time, the heavy amount of traffic traveling on Oak Park Boulevard caused significant deterioration to the road. Substantial repairs were needed. Improvements included the resurfacing of both of the intersections at Oak Park Boulevard and Grand Avenue, and Oak Park Boulevard and El Camino Real; full reconstruction of Oak Park Boulevard pavement section; new concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk, and cross gutters; new corner ramp work to comply with the latest ADA requirements; striping; sewer and waterline work, as well as other utility adjustments.

The project included public outreach with residents and businesses impacted by the construction.

“Thanks to all of the local businesses who endured the inconvenience of construction during this project,” said Greg Ray, Grover Beach Public Works Director/City Engineer.

Cannon Corporation provided Construction Management and Inspection Services for the project.

To RSVP for the ribbon-cutting ceremony or for more information, contact Stephanie Hunting at StephanieH@CannonCorp.us.