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Giving Thanks, Over the River and Through the Wood

By King Harris ~

I grew up in sunny California, but my family and I always celebrated Thanksgiving as though we were living in the snow-covered peaks of Vermont.

King Harris
King Harris

As we took the annual trek to my grandfather’s house in San Francisco from our house in Woodside, 40 miles south, all of us in the car, dad, mom, bother Jimmy, sister Ann, and I would sing our favorite ode to Thanksgiving written by Lydia Maria Child in 1844 that started out, “Over the river, and through the wood, to Grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow…”

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Wild Turkey Season Open

By Neil Farrell ~

It’s hunting season for game birds with goose, duck and now wild turkey seasons open at the same time.

Wild turkey is very healthy alternative to store bought turkey, as it’s low in fat and has no additives. You can’t get much more natural than that

Scott Gardner, manager of the CDFW’s Upland Game Program

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (formerly Fish & Game) opened the statewide fall wild turkey season Nov. 14 and it continues through Sunday, Dec. 13.

To legally hunt turkeys requires a state hunting license and special upland hunting stamp, which allows a hunter to take one bird a day and a maximum of two in a season, according to CDFW. Either sex is allowed to be taken but hunters prefer to go after the big, colorful, tom turkeys.

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New Tech School Complete

By Theresa-Marie Wilson  ~

A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony last Friday marked the completion of construction of Central Coast New Tech High School in Nipomo.CN New tech principal

“It has been my pleasure to see this school grow up from its groundbreaking to its final completion,” State Assemblymen Katcho Achadjian told the crowd. “You are already making a difference in this community. I have been a business man for 37 years in this community and an elected official for 17 years, and the only reason I have had success in those ventures has been a result of my education.”

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Pismo Beach Says ‘No’ to Styrofoam

By Theresa-Marie Wilson ~

Pismo Beach is the second city in the county to ban the use of extruded or expanded polystyrene foam food and drink containers, commonly known as Styrofoam. Last week, the City Council voted 5-0 to establish an ordinance putting an end to the product within city limits.

Common items affected by the ban include food containers such as coffee cups, plates, and take-out boxes. Examples of exempt products that use expanded polystyrene include surfboards and life preservers. Further, the ordinance does not include single-use disposable items such as straws, cup lids, or utensils.

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SLO City Wants More Say With Cal Poly

By Camas Frank ~

With a 4-1 vote on Nov. 16 the San Luis Obispo City Council decided to send Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong a message about the university’s Master Plan Update.

Just what impact they may be able to have with a letter outlining concerns about a planned on campus faculty and staff housing development and a proposed sewage treatment plant on University grounds remains to be seen.

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