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Memorial Day in SLO County: Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Memorial Day ceremonies were held across San Luis Obispo County on Monday, May 29, 2017. In Atascadero, Mark Bailey, a Vietnam veteran, challenged those who gathered at the Lake Park ceremony to "do more than come out on Memorial Day for our country ... by being good Americans, being good parents, being good grandparents, and making a commitment to improve our society."


Put your babies in these boxes, enthusiastic hospitals urge parents. But should they?

New Jersey announced plans to distribute as many as 105,000 of the boxes. Ohio will give away up to 140,000 boxes this year, and Alabama is set to give away another 60,000. And this month, Texas announced it will give away as many as 400,000 of the boxes. The boxes, which come filled with items such as clothes, diapers, nursing pads and a snug-fitting mattress, are given to new parents as part of an educational campaign about safe sleeping practices for infants.


Great white shark leaps into a boat, lands on top of a 73-year-old fisherman

Australian fisherman Terry Selwood said Monday, May 29, 2017, that he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 9-foot great white shark leapt into his boat and knocked him off his feet. Selwood was left with a badly bruised and bleeding right arm where the airborne shark struck him with a pectoral fin as it landed on him on the deck of the 15-foot power boat Saturday off Evans Head, 450 miles north of Sydney.