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The Land Conservancy is hosting a contest open to local artists and designers to design the logo for San Luis Obispo's historic and soon-to-be inaugurated Octagon Barn. The winning design will receive $150 and a Land Conservancy gift pack (among other prizes), and will be featured on Land Conservancy clothing, posters, and promotional materials related to the Octagon Barn. Artists should submit logo artwork with a completed entry form by 5 p.m. on May 1. For more information or an entry form, visit

Beginning this month, Meathead Movers is integrating biodiesel fuel into 19 of its 31 moving trucks. Biodiesel is a clean-burning fuel derived from domestic, renewable resources and reduces carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. According to Meathead Movers CEO Aaron Steed, this means cleaner air for everyone. "I realize that biodiesel isn't the perfect solution, but it is a change from the path that we were on and we're trying to be progressive about renewable fuel sources," he said. Meathead Movers is located at 144 Hind Lane Suite #140 in San Luis Obispo and was founded in 1997.

The Atascadero Community Services Department will host its Annual Spring Sunken Gardens Flea Market on April 19. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located in the Sunken Gardens Park. About 1,000 buyers and 110 vendors are expected to attend. For more information, call 461-5000 or visit

Intern Mica Vincent compiled this week's Strokes and Plugs. Items for consideration should be e-mailed to

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