Cynthia Lambert, The Tribune

Cynthia Lambert

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San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

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Past articles by Cynthia:

Bike SLO County pairs those in need with a new set of wheels

Bike SLO County has partnered with RISE, Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County and other organizations to find individuals who need the bikes and get them back on the road. → Read More

RVs for Veterans has found 60 trailers for homeless veterans, but more are needed

The RVs for Veterans program was started by Hope’s Village and taken over three years ago by North County nonprofit Paso Cares. So far, 60 travel trailers or fifth wheels have been donated to homeless veterans. → Read More

Fallen tree hits trailer, blocks lanes on Hwy. 101 in Paso Robles

The tree fell just before 1 p.m. on northbound Highway 101 near Highway 46 East offramp in Paso Robles, hitting a vehicle with a trailer, according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident information page. → Read More

For more than a decade, Lee Collins has changed lives in SLO County. Now he’s retiring.

Lee Collins’ successor, Devin Drake, was hired by San Luis Obispo County from a pool of 65 applicants. Drake, currently deputy director of Adult & Children Services in Santa Barbara County’s Social Services Department, will start Jan. 3, 2017. → Read More

Green and food waste plant gets green light from SLO County supervisors

San Luis Obispo County supervisors have approved a food and green waste processing plant south of San Luis Obispo, despite concerns from nearby residents and business owners about odors, noise and other issues. The applicant, Hitachi Zosen Inova USA LLC, will remodel a 13,128-square-foot warehouse and build a 36,000-square-foot addition for a processing plant to process green waste from the… → Read More

All SLO County school bond measures passing, latest returns show

Four school districts in San Luis Obispo County — Lucia Mar, Paso Robles, Shandon and San Miguel —voted on bonds to raise money for improvements. Cuesta College voted on a new board member. And six districts held board elections: Atascadero, Cayucos, Coast Unified, Lucia Mar, Paso Robles and Templeton. → Read More

John Peschong, Adam Hill take early lead in SLO County supervisors races

The outcome of the races for two San Luis Obispo County supervisor seats is likely to shift the board to a more conservative majority and determine the fate of numerous issues, including housing, permanent marijuana regulations, an oak protection ordinance, and the Phillips 66 Co. oil-by-rail project. In District 1, the battle is between John Peschong and Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin. In… → Read More

SLO County transportation sales tax measure narrowly failing in early returns

Measure J, the half-percent sales tax measure, would generate about $25 million a year for nine years toward projects in San Luis Obispo County to relieve traffic congestion, make road improvements, add bike lanes and other upgrades. → Read More

Election results in some SLO County races may not be known for days. Here’s why.

In past elections, the outcome of extremely close races in San Luis Obispo County wasn’t known for a week or more, as officials hurried to count provisional and vote-by-mail ballots that weren’t tallied on election night. → Read More

Can’t vote on Tuesday? SLO elections office will be open this weekend

The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office will be open this weekend to give registered voters who might have trouble getting to the polls on Tuesday an opportunity to vote. → Read More

Supervisor Adam Hill denies accusations made in robocall

A robocall has gone out to San Luis Obispo County voters in District 3 from Julie Tizzano of SLOCO Data & Printing in Grover Beach, who says Hill threatened to stop county funding if the Food Bank Coalition, which they both volunteered for, continued to do business with her. Hill said the statement is untrue. → Read More

It’s an open lot today, but by the end of 2017, it will be home to the homeless

The ceremony at 40 Prado Road celebrated the beginning of construction on the new Homeless Services Center in San Luis Obispo. Attendees also recognized the 50th anniversary of the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County, which will operate the facility when it opens in 2017. → Read More

Homeless foundation gets $125,000 pledge from MindBody co-founder

Rick Stollmeyer, CEO and co-founder of San Luis Obispo-based company MindBody Inc., and his wife, Jill, have pledged $125,000 in a matching grant toward the future 40 Prado homeless center in San Luis Obispo. A groundbreaking for the facility will be held Wednesday. → Read More

Investigation raises doubts about Debbie Peterson’s claims against Adam Hill

Former Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson, who ran unsuccessfully for county supervisor against Adam Hill and Dan Carpenter in the June primary, accused Hill of violating state law and intimidating her during a private meeting in 2013. Hill denies her allegations, and a Tribune investigation into the incident casts doubt on her story. → Read More

Homeownership remains distant goal for many in SLO County

Incomes that don’t match San Luis Obispo County’s high housing prices paired with an overall shortage of homes have made ownership impossible for many. Supervisors have heard the sobering statistics and are discussing policy changes that could lead to the development of more affordable homes and market-rate units. → Read More

Opponents of transportation sales tax accuse county of illegally promoting Measure J

The Central Coast Taxpayers Association and Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission alleging San Luis Obispo County, the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments and the committee in support of Measure J have violated campaign reporting laws. → Read More

First case of Zika virus reported in SLO County

The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department said a North County resident contracted the Zika virus while traveling to Mexico in late September. It is the county’s first confirmed case. → Read More

Vote-by-mail ballots to arrive in SLO County mailboxes this week

San Luis Obispo County broke its previous voter registration record this week, with about 163,000 registered voters as of Thursday morning. The deadline to register to vote in California is Oct. 24. → Read More

SLO County budget expected to grow next year

San Luis Obispo County’s budget is expected to grow about 3 percent in the 2017-18 fiscal year, according to a report received by county supervisors Tuesday. → Read More

Peschong raises most money of all SLO County supervisor candidates

John Peschong has raised nearly five times as much money as Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin in the District 1 race. The fundraising race for District 3 candidates Adam Hill and Dan Carpenter is closer but still separated by about $100,000 in overall money raised during the campaign. → Read More