Grab breakfast and coffee and join us for this month’s Good Morning SLO program. To preserve some community connection in this time of being apart, you’ll have the chance to interact with speakers by asking your most pressing questions. Zoom invite will be sent upon registration.
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April topics include:
THE JUDGEMENT IS IN
Flushing toilets and animated cat head filters have been some of the virtual court system’s highlights this past year. But courtrooms are beginning to reopen in person — so while we’ll miss those viral moments — we wanted to hear from SLO County Civil Court Judge Tana Coates on what getting back to judicial business looks like.
SOWING SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE
From the pandemic based boom in backyard gardening to the challenges of farming in a changing climate, local innovators in AgTech lead the charge to support growers worldwide. Mark Overduin will share more about breeding seeds for more than 30 years at Bejo Seeds, a local leader essential to that effort.
LESSONS LEARNED IN HEALTHCARE
Certain healthcare practices that might have been considered luxuries pre-pandemic are now being thought of as necessary for medical service in the future. French Hospital’s Jessi Norris who has been in the trenches this past year, will share key insights from the field and what the future of healthcare might look like.
NEXT INTENT GOES TO MARS AGAIN
When NASA set out to explore the past habitability of Mars with the 2020 Perseverance Rover, they again turned to the locally based Next Intent for specialty parts. President and CEO, Rodney Babcock, will give us an inside look at the role they played in this mission and what they’re excited to work on next.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING (TO SEE PEOPLE IN-PERSON)
As more people are immunized and restrictions for gatherings ease, many of us are ready to say goodbye to social distancing and hello to our social lives. Transitions-Mental Health Association Clinical Director, Meghan Boaz Alvarez, will share suggestions for a smooth reentry as we navigate resumption of pre-lockdown activities.
INTRODUCING SLO’S NEW CHIEF OF POLICE
Rick Scott will be joining the City of SLO as its new police chief next month, making the move from North Richland Hills, Texas to the Central Coast. Before he gets to town, Rick will join us to share a little bit about himself, some goals for his new role, and how two decades in law enforcement have brought him to where he is today.