Rain and colder weather have finally come to the North County, letting us feel autumn has arrived just in time for Thanksgiving. I finally had a chance to capture the change in seasons with my camera.
Autumn is one of the best times to enjoy the view of the vineyards. The vines are dressed in their brightest colors as October nears an end, and most of the grapes are in the process of harvest or already through it. I hope you seeing these vines as I did on October 23, 2012, in some of my local vineyards in Paso Robles and Templeton.
Today the North County received two blessings — the rain and the rainbow. See the pictures.
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.