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Cancer foundation raffles hotrod Beemer 

How would you like to help out in the fight against breast cancer and walk away with a brand new BMW Mini Cooper? Red sports cars and goodwill toward womankind — if that doesn’t capture the holiday spirit, I don’t know what does.

Enhancement Inc., a nonprofit organization of volunteers working to improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors, is raffling off the 2005 Beemer to raise money for breast cancer education and to create a Breast Cancer Resource Center for the Central Coast.

For a chance of winning the brand new $25,000 vehicle, raffle tickets are being sold at $100 apiece, and no more than 500 tickets will be sold. The fully loaded sports car features a bright red exterior and black leather interior.

Enhancement will draw the raffle winner on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. at Coast BMW on Los Osos Valley Road in SLO. Ticketholders need not be present to win, but plenty of free entertainment and refreshments will be on hand for those in attendance.

Beginning at 10 a.m., local drummer Darrel Voss and his band Hip Pocket will be performing their eclectic brand of rock and roll, giving the crowd a good hour before the drawing to build up a frenzy. Linn’s Restaurant and Linnaea’s Café are also providing a full spread of desserts to keep the hopeful masses well nourished.

Raffle tickets are on sale at Boo Boo Records in SLO (978 Monterey St.), Boo Boo Records in Grover Beach (1880 Grand Ave.), and Coast BMW in SLO (12100 Los Osos Valley Road). Tickets and additional info are also available by calling Enhancement at 771-8640.

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Angela Henderson, resident of Grover Beach and 29-year-old mother of twins, recently started a home-based business aptly named Built by Mom. The web design and computer upgrade business is geared toward seniors, nonprofit groups, and small local businesses that don’t have a lot of financial resources or experience with computers. “I got tired of hearing about friends who lived with broken computers because they were afraid of getting fleeced by tech services,� Henderson explained. “And it gives me something else to do and think about besides changing diapers!� For more info, visit Henderson’s web site at www.builtbymom.com …

… After a two-year nationwide search, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival has appointed Scott Yoo as the next music director of the 35-year-old summer festival. Yoo appeared as a guest conductor in last summer’s festival, and will replace the founding music director, Clifton Swanson. In addition to being a fine conductor, Yoo is also a virtuoso violinist, and he will make his debut performance on the Central Coast in a benefit chamber music concert at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande on Jan. 30. Tickets are on sale now through the Clark Center box office at 489-9444 or online at www.clarkcenter.com. The 2005 Mozart Festival schedule of concerts and events will be released in March. For more info, visit www.mozartfestival.com. …

… Luna Rustica Imports this month celebrates their ninth year in business, bringing the color and crafts of Mexico to the residents and visitors of San Luis Obispo since 1996. November also marks the second anniversary of their 6,000-square-foot warehouse/showroom at 2959 Broad St. Both the warehouse and the downtown location will offer extended hours for the months of November and December, staying open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. For more info, call Luna Rustica at 542-0825 ...

… The day after Thanksgiving is upon us, and with the inevitable spending, wouldn’t it be nice to see some of that money come back to you? For every dollar spent in the city of San Luis Obispo, the city receives one cent to help pay for services, projects, and programs such as police and fire services, street maintenance, and open-space acquisition. Don’t let your sales-tax dollars improve someone else’s community — shop local this year! For more info, contact Shelly Stanwyck at 781-7174 or sstanwyc@slocity.org .

Staff Writer Jeff Hornaday compiled this week’s Strokes and Plugs. E-mail him at jhornaday@newtimesslo.com

 

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