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Rizzoli's Automotive is giving away 150 gallons of gas. Customers who visit their shops before Aug. 31 can enter a drawing to win the free fuel. The drawing is a way for customers to meet Kyle Rizzoli, the new general manager and son of Jim and Kay Rizzoli. Rizzoli's Automotive is located at 2584 Victoria Ave. in San Luis Obispo and 1149 W. Tama Lane in Santa Maria. For more information on the drawing or the shop, visit

Volunteers are needed for the Charles Paddock Zoo gift shop in Atascadero. For more information or to apply, contact the gift shop manager, Kirby Price, at 461-7602 or by e-mail at [email protected] or visit the zoo's web site at

The Pond Place is celebrating its grand opening celebration on July 21 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 207 Higuera in San Luis Obispo. There will be drawings for prizes, and guests can ask questions about creating their own pond or receive help for their existing ones. For more information, call 543-2210.

The Paul Wolff Accessibility Advocacy Awards ceremony will take place July 28 at 4 p.m. at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande. Made possible by the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation, the ceremony is free and open to the public. Actress and comedian Geri Jewell, from The Facts of Life and Deadwood, is set to perform. For more information, visit or call 543-2323.

The California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom named Christina Wilkinson of Lillian Larsen School in San Miguel as the 2007 Teacher of Excellence for Special Education. Each year, the award goes to a teacher from the state who enthusiastically incorporates agriculture in the classroom. The award presentation will take place July 26 at 12:45 p.m. at the California Mid-State Fair.

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