Thursday, May 26, 2016     Volume: 30, Issue: 44
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What's the best way to fight the drought?

We need water recycling facilities to make better use of the water we are already using.
We've got an entire ocean right next to us. Desalination is the way to go.
Conservation. Residents and businesses need to reduce their water use even further.
Steal water from other states. Michigan doesn't need all those lakes anyway.

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Barnburner

IMAGE COURTESY OF ANA KORGAN

Barnburner

Throw on your Western wear and take a ride to the Santa Margarita Ranch for the KJUG Barn Dance, May 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10, $15 for couples, and kids under 10 are admitted free. Beer, wine, and food will be available to purchase. Visit bestofthewestshow.com for additional info.

—Trever Dias

Art by the bay

PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVE POWERS

Art by the bay

Morro Bay City Park will host the first of three Morro Bay Art in the Park weekends, May 28 through 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. More than 120 purveyors of arts and crafts will be onsite, as well as strolling musicians and a variety of gourmet food. Email steve@morrobayartinthepark.com for more information.

—Trever Dias

Pretty sweet

PHOTO COURTESY OF CURTIS RIENHARDT

Pretty sweet

Celebrate strawberry season at the annual Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features a weekend’s worth of entertainment such as America’s Funniest Cowgirl Karen West, Balloony the Clown, world champion unicyclist Jamey Mossengren, several local bands, and a whole score of strawberry snacks, as well as strawberries available by the boxful. Go to agstrawberryfestival.com to find out more.

—Trever Dias