Times Past

Times Past

Cal Poly’s former Animal Science Department leader had many talents

In 1971, Richard Johnson gave us a tour of the old dairy barns at Cal Poly. As this lean “cowboy with a bow tie” led us past rows of agricultural equipment, a string of barn cats followed him. We asked if Richard liked cats, and he said, “I don’t, but they keep the rodent population down.” The cats were following Richard because he fed them every morning.

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Brothers with modest Santa Maria roots become community leaders

Roberto and Dr. Francisco Jiménez Elementary School is Santa Maria’s newest school, honoring “two brothers who not only attended Santa Maria schools, but who went on to become successful and responsible leaders in their careers, community, and family …,” noted Jody Olivar, Santa Maria-Bonita School District board president.

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