A dynamic and informative 90-minute breakfast program specifically geared to San Luis Obispo business people, with local experts addressing a wide variety of community and business topics. Deadline to register is 5 p.m. Oct. 23.
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MEET NASA’S X-MEN
The team behind NASA’s X plane isn’t in some faraway secret lab – they’re right here in SLO. ES Aero’s growing team is emerging as a leader in electric flight, working with the likes of NASA and Uber Air on the flying vehicles of the future. We asked ES Aero President Andrew Gibson to give us a peek into the operation.
BEYOND THE SUGAR SKULLS
The sugar skulls and alters of Dia de los Muertos are common sights this time of year, but they are just part of a rich Latino heritage of honoring the dead. Mexican native Claudia Olson will share the elaborate cultural traditions she grew up with and how she carries them with her today.
CULTIVATING A NEW INDUSTRY, MAN
While the City of SLO is on the cusp of allowing commercial cannabis, Grover Beach is already home to a couple retail storefronts. We asked City Manager Matthew Bronson to relay the city’s experience so far as well as lessons for other communities as they cultivate the cannabis market.
WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM BADA** WOMEN
It’s been quite a year for women, with the #MeToo movement and a record number of women running for office. Recent Cal Poly grad Megan Braun joined the conversation with a podcast hosting “Badass Women” from SLO and beyond. She’ll share what inspired the series and what she’s learned from it so far.
PROP 6 | A ROUGH ROAD FOR TRANSPORTATION
Repealing the gas tax would worsen traffic, make roads more dangerous and take away approximately $1 billion for local improvements. To better understand the potential impacts of Prop 6, we asked Ron De Carli to draw on his years of experience at SLOCOG to explain what losing that revenue would mean locally.
DOWN ON THE FARMSTEAD
Farm-to-table dining may be de rigueur these days but FARMsteadED’s Lynette Sonne still believes people don’t know enough about the farms their food comes from. She’ll share the story behind FARMsteadED as well as what’s going down on the farms of SLO County and why it matters.
DANCING WITH THE SEASONS
Movement Arts Collective believes in the power of dance to inspire and unite people. The dance company will present a tribute to fall from its upcoming show, Seasons End, an exploration of nature’s cycles set to a rousing re-composition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the PAC Nov. 17.