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American Poet Laureate 6.20.2019

Joy Harjo is named US Poet Laureate. She’s the first Native American to hold the position. The 68-year-old poet was appointed yesterday by librarian of congress Carla Hayden, who said that Harjo will help tell the American story. Harjo is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, and a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Reparations 6.20.2019

Yesterday, on “Juneteenth”, African-Americans testified in congress on proposed reparations to compensate for slavery and abuse for 100 years after slavery ended in the United States. Yesterday’s date, June 19th is called Juneteenth by African-Americans. It’s the date back when slaves in Texas learned of the emancipation proclamation, when Abraham Lincoln freed them from slavery.…

Beekeepers 6.20.2019

Beekeepers say last winter was the worst die off yet of honeybees in the US. The annual nationwide survey found 37.7% of honeybee colonies died this past winter. That’s nearly 9% higher than the average winter loss. Bee experts at the University of Maryland and other colleges surveyed nearly 4,700 beekeepers. Bees pollinate $15 billion…

Orcas 6.20.2019

Orcas from the Puget Sound area of Washington State are visiting Monterey Bay. According to local whale watchers, it’s highly unusual to see killer whales on the central coast. This pod is the first marine biologist Nancy Black has seen in 32 years. She says it’s exciting to see them. The whales are usually found…

Templeton Man 6.20.2019

A Templeton man was killed in a car crash Saturday morning on highway 101 near Buellton. 79-year-old Peitro Boumpensiero was driving a Silverado southbound near the Avenue of the Flags off ramp when he collided with a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old man from San Francisco. The Silverado left the road and overturned. Boumpensiero was…

PG & E Forum 6.20.2019

PG and E is hosting an open house tonight in San Luis for customers in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. The topic, the community wildfire safety program. The open house will be held from 6-8 tonight at Embassy Suites hotel in San Luis Obispo. The public is invited to attend to learn more…

Business Success Center 6.20.2019

Tuesday night, the Paso Robles City Council unanimously approved a Business Success Center to be located at 1345 Park Street. Among the proponents, the co-founder of MindBody Software Company in San Luis Obispo. Blake Belcher spoke to the council about the benefits to the community for a “Sandbox” work space for tech entrepreneurs. Dale McGee…

Atascadero Reserve Weekend 6.19.2019

This afternoon, Atascadero kicks off the Lakeside Wine Festival’s Reserve weekend. Terrie Banish says it starts this afternoon at Farmers Market at the sunken gardens. It’s called Tap Takeover, 3-6 this afternoon at Farmers Market. Tap Takeover, kicking off Atascadero’s Lakeside Wine Festival’s Reserve weekend. For more information about the Wine Festival or any events…