Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom to speak about California's future at SLO Chamber event Feb. 24

A panel of state policymakers including Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will discuss California’s future and its impacts on the local economy at the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 State of the State legislative event.

Newsom, the keynote speaker, will be joined by state Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, former Assemblyman Fred Keeley and political lobbyist George Soares. The forum will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Grace Church, 1350 Osos St., in San Luis Obispo. To register, visit http://www.slochamber.org.