In consideration for those who may not share my political views but would like to read more about the people, places and cultural events I have normally written about, I’m starting a new blog on a different site just for those who want to read about local politics. Tidbits from Templeton will henceforth be free of politics. Get the link to the political blog in this post.
Find out how you can help defend rural property owners who produce your food and patronize your businesses. New laws and regulations — many written by unelected state and county boards, could put small farms out of business, raise prices of locally grown food, or force rural property owners from their land. See what you can do to help.
If you’re a farmer or rancher or enjoying a rural lifestyle, your way of life may be about to change. The federal government is putting more and more restrictions on rural land use, and in some cases even taking some private land for their own uses without just compensation. Learn how you can protect yourself by being proactive.
The County Board of Supervisors votes to send proposed ordinance that would infringe on free speech rights back to the drawing board instead of advancing it for a hearing.
Don’t miss your opportunity to get informed on important national and local issues at the San Luis Obispo CountyTea Party Rally on Sunday afternoon, April 15 , from 1-3. You will meet Shannon Grove, a member of the California State Assembly from Bakersfield who is working on an initiative for a parttime California Legislature. Be sure to sign a petition to get this on the ballot before you leave the Rally.
Do you know what your local government is up to? Do you care? Maybe it’s time to pay attention if you value your way of life and your freedom. These people determine how you can use your land, whether your well can be regulated and how, whether you need to prevent rain and sprinkler water from running off your property into the street, where your trash cans can be stored, when you water your lawn and wash your car, and a number of other things. They also determine how your tax money is spent. They are currently trying to implement U.N. Agenda 21. Heard of it? If not, it’s time to inform yourself.
What do you think of proposed preemptive ordinances that could force people who own dogs to upgrade their fencing because of complaints that the dogs might be aggressive, even though no one has been attacked or hurt?
Today was the opening day of the first Phantom Project art exhibition, a juried show in San Luis Obispo. I’m hoping the pictures I took during my time there today will inspire you to go and look more closely at the details you can only see in person. Both 2-D and 3-D art was exhibited with mixed media, paintings, wood, and even fused glass. Many works contained recycled materials used in ingenius ways.
Have you ever had trouble accessing the slocourts.net website to find out when and where you need to report for jury duty? Here’s what to do if they say your information is not in their system. Don’t just heave a sigh of relief and think you are off the hook.
The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is a wonderful resource, and I enjoyed seeing the Achievers: The Art of Engineering exhibit there today. I share a bit of what I saw and learned in this post. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that our own Studios on the Park in Paso Robles compares very well to the art museum to the south.