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Editor’s note

This week cover We’ve told some stories in our day! ...44

news Morro Bay says no to otter appreciation.........................6 Oceano woman attempts to open pot collective..................... 10

opinion Glen Starkey laments his lost youth ..................................83

arts ASTRO: We’re a Leo, hear us roar ............................... ….32 STEVE!: These are a few of our favorite Steves ........……37 TIME WARP: Take a gander at how things look at 25… ............................ .38 DESIGN: View the covers that might have been…. .................40 BACK TO THE FUTURE: Take a look at ads from days gone past...........42 LITERATURE: 55 Fiction is full of ups and downs, comedy and tragedy .... 46

cuisine Apologize with food........................86

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ew Times has never been a job, and I doubt very much that it ever will be. It’s something you do because you think it’s important, a place you go because you know it will be fun and probably push you to the edge of your control and sanity—and maybe, probably, beyond. No two days at New Times are alike. If they’re heady and excitAND THE ing, it’s never for the same reason. And when they’re WINNER IS … In honor of our 25th really, really bad, it’s always a different conundrum. anniversary issue, We owe Steve Moss for birthing this impossible we allowed you, the reader, to pick beast, and the community for allowing it to grow the cover. and increasingly flex its muscles over the course of the last 25 years. But we’re also indebted to the people who have made the paper their home, for a short or long while, the people who keep coming back, day after day, despite the fact that print journalism has been labeled a dying animal. So this week, we’re celebrating, reminding you of all the reasons you’ve loved us, of all the times you’ve hated or questioned us. And reminding ourselves why we do this. Interrupt a staff croquet game [8], quiver with outrage as Shredder dabbles in astrology [22], read Steve Moss’ take on the New Times Way [26], and read an apology recipe from a food columnist who thinks SLO has a lot to offer [86]. cover image by Russ Hodin cover design by Alex Zuniga

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he City of Morro Bay is no stranger to raising awareness for a slew of issues from autism to tourism to bikes. Since the new City Council took the reigns in January 2011, the city has issued 10 proclamations for “awareness.” But if the local commercial fishing community has its druthers, the city won’t recognize “Sea Otter Awareness Week.” The month of May, for example, was designated as “National Tourism Month,” “Bike Month,” and “National Drowning Prevention Month.” One week in May was designated as “Police Week,” another “Bike to Work and School Week,” and past favorites include feel-good themes like “Grand Jury Awareness Month,” and “Month of the Child.” While soliciting support for their national campaign to raise awareness for the plight of the threatened sea otter, the nonprofit conservation organization Defenders of Wildlife asked Mayor Bill Yates to place an item on the City Council’s agenda to designate the last week in September “Sea Otter Awareness Week”—just as the city has for the past six years. In their first interaction with the new mayor and council, however, the Defenders were taken aback when they got a polite “pass.” In an e-mail response, Yates rejected the group’s request, citing opposition from the Morro Bay Commercial Fisherman’s Association. “The overwhelming message from the [association] is: Do not pass this proclamation,” Yates wrote in an e-mail to his colleagues and the Defenders. “To say their feelings are strong would be an understatement.” Yates supported his decision by citing the city’s “unequivocal” support of local fishermen in the past. In his e-mail, he noted that if any two council members disagreed with his decision, he would allow the item on the agenda for the Aug. 23 meeting. As of press time, there was no dissenting opinion. Current population estimates indicate there are roughly 2,700 otters in California. Jim Curland, a marine biologist and otter expert with the Defenders, told New Times the population has taken a hit in recent years from disease and habitat degradation. “This just caught us by surprise that they weren’t even interested in a response from anyone in the community other than the fishermen,” Curland said. “If the mayor wanted to do a true pulse of the people that live in Morro Bay, I think he’d find

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there’s a great interest from people that like to go kayaking or boating. I think that using just a gauge from the fishing community isn’t a fair pulse.” Curland said the organization has faced similar opposition in other cities in the past, and that many fishermen see the sea otter as a nuisance at best and sometimes competition, based on its shellfish diet. “I think it might be a little shortsighted to talk about the losses to the fishing industry because of the otters,” Curland said. “The fact is they have to look at the big picture and the otter’s role as a keystone species for the environment, as well as their economic role as far as promoting ecotourism.” Councilman Noah Smukler told New Times he wanted to support the proclamation, but admitted it could be tough to gather support from his fellow

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OTTER NONSENSE? For the first time in six years, the Morro Bay City Council may forego raising awareness for the threatened sea otter, citing opposition from the fishing community.

is safely back with his mother. On Aug. 5, the Atascadero Police Department reported that Guthrie had been abducted, allegedly by 52-year-old Annette Hale, from the El Camino Homeless Organization located in the First Baptist

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council members without appearing to slight the fishermen. Smukler also said that in light of the city’s efforts to boost tourism, promoting the local otter population just makes sense. “The otters are an important indicator species that many locals and visitors really enjoy,” he said. “This just doesn’t seem consistent to me.” A Fisherman’s Association representative could not be reached for comment. According to former mayor Janice Peters, resident sea otters are a benefit to local tourism. Making such a proclamation is, in reality, only a symbolic gesture, Peters said, but one she and previous council members seemed happy to make in the past. Peters admitted the issue is sensitive and something that showcases the tight balancing act the City Council has when considering the interests of the fishing community as well as the environmental community. Δ —Matt Fountain

Church in Atascadero. Police issued a widespread amber alert, coordinated with local media, opened tip lines, and began searching for the boy. Guthrie was located in the early evening of the same day in an abandoned Atascadero car dealership and reunited with his mother soon after. Community members rallied after news of the kidnapping broke, clogging online comment sections with tips, posting and re-posting news stories on Facebook, and some had even planned a candlelight vigil. Hale was arrested and booked in the San Luis Obispo County jail on $1 million bail for alleged kidnapping. If convicted she could face between three and eight years, according to state penal codes. She had a few prior crimes, according to the Atascadero Police Department, but no history of kidnapping or violent crime. NEWS continued page 10

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VIEWER DISCRETION to residents and business owners in the immediate area: “We’re doing things the It took about 12 hours to locate Guthrie right way and for the right reasons.” after he was reported missing, sometime Law enforcement and county around 6 a.m. The search was conducted government officials still have concerns, with more than 70 law enforcement specifically that the dispensary would officials including the Atascadero PD, attract criminals to the area. Atascadero State Hospital, Paso Robles But Murray said she’s confident her PD, California Highway Patrol, and the business will “attract the right kind Federal Bureau of Investigation. of people.” “Pretty much every city employee Murray has first-hand knowledge who was working, or could, came in,” of what she says are the benefits of Atascadero PD Public Information Officer marijuana. A retired U.S Air Force Gregg Meyer said. veteran, Murray said she suffers from Guthrie was located after someone tinnitus and residual pain from a servicemade a 911 call and reported the boy related ankle injury. had been seen at the abandoned car “I’ve been a homeopathic practitioner dealership. for over 20 years,” she said, adding that “We now have reason to believe the she believes in taking medication that’s caller was the suspect,” Meyer said. organic rather than “something that’s “Don’t ask me why.” made out of synthetic chemicals that Hale was located you’re body can’t process.” PHOTO COURTESY OF SLO and arrested shortly COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT Employees at the San Luis after without Obispo County Department of incident. Planning and Building didn’t Guthrie sustained return phone calls as of no injuries but was press time. taken to Twin Cities SLO Sheriff’s Department Community Hospital spokesman Rob Bryn declined for evaluation and to comment on the dispensary, released. “but we still believe that [medical Asked about the marijuana] storefronts are search, Meyer said it illegal.” was overwhelmingly —Amy Asman successful given the various agencies Atascadero involved and the public comment fact that training for change raises multi-jurisdictional IN CUSTODY Police operations are public worries arrested Annette Hale on usually aimed at Feel free to ask all the questions Aug. 5 of suspected kidnatural disasters. you want of the Atascadero City napping after a 12-hour “The longer an search for 4-year-old Jeremy Council, just don’t expect any incident goes on the lengthy responses. Guthrie in Atascadero. less likely you are Atascadero City Clerk Marcia to find the person or Torgerson changed wording in at least find the person in good health,” the description of public comment at city Meyer said. “… The fact that it went meetings and is feeling some backlash. as well as it did is a testament for the But it’s not that big of a deal, Torgerson agencies to work well together.” told New Times, because nothing’s really —Colin Rigley changing. “I change the explanations on that agenda all the time … so I just added Marijuana dispensary that as a little reminder to everybody,” proposed in Oceano

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A Central Coast business owner wants to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Oceano. Tammy Murray moved to the area about a year ago from Goshen in the Central Valley, where she owned and operated a club called Compassionate Cannabis Information Center, Inc. Murray said she refers to her business as a club to avoid any legal uncertainty. She applied for a minor use permit in May, and is still waiting for approval. Murray said she decided to open a club in San Luis Obispo County after reading about Narcotics Task Force raids of local mobile collectives. “That prompted me to think, ‘People really need a safe access point for the distribution of medical marijuana,’” she said. So Murray started looking at real estate. County codes require dispensaries to be located at least 1,000 feet away from schools and other areas where youth congregate. They also can’t be located in central business districts. Murray hopes to open the dispensary on the 1400 block of South Fourth Street in Oceano. Escrow closed on the property on April 20 of this year. Murray said she’s already reached out

Torgerson said. Specifically, the little reminder now reads on city agendas: “Comments made during Community Forum will not be a subject of discussion.” The rhetoric tweaks caused public backlash from people who felt Torgerson was not only violating the Brown Act (the state law that dictates how public meetings should be conducted), but trying to limit public comment. Residents have rebelled against the change by writing letters to the editor in the Atascadero News. At least one resident, outspoken activist David Broadwater, planned to address the issue at the City Council’s Aug. 9 meeting. (New Times went to press before the scheduled meeting.) “Denying, on the one hand, that the ability of the public to interact with their elected and appointed officials is being

restricted while, on the other hand, demonstrating that restricting that ability is exactly what’s going on, Ms. Torgerson has shown that’s been the plan all along,” Broadwater said in a written comment to New Times. Torgerson said she made the change because of recent meetings in which councilmembers have held lengthy discussions to respond to questions raised during public comment. However, she said, the Brown Act states that the City Council should not discuss items that aren’t on the agenda. She said the change was made to comply with the Brown Act and public comment will not be restricted. “It’s the exact opposite; we’re trying not to violate the Brown Act,” she said. —Colin Rigley NEWS continued page 13

Homeless Project: Dane Senser time there curled up on the At age 56, Dane Senser believed he’d finally found floor in a room with six other his dream job. While working in San Luis Obispo, men. Senser said, he was offered a six-month job at a resort Senser eventually made it in Hawaii. back to San Luis Obispo, but Senser said he was told that he would be paid $15 he’s remained homeless for more than three years. an hour and would be able to live at the property he Senser was deeply affected by the murder of his was going to be overseeing virtually rent free. brother in a 1994 stabbing in San Diego. In preparation for the trip to Hawaii, Senser sold “It never leaves your mind,” he said. many of his belongings and hopped on a one-way He also lost his mother to cancer, he said. His cruise ship bound for the islands. Upon arrival, emotions well up when he mentions he was homeless in Senser said, he was greeted with devastating news. Dane Senser Hawaii with no way to get to her in her final days. “The guy told me that the job was no longer Although Senser has been homeless for so long, he still has goals available,” Senser said. “He gave me $200 and said, ‘Good luck.’” in mind. Senser was homeless for the first time in his life. “I’m a fighter, I fight for the homeless,” he said. “The first two nights I slept in alleyways,” he said. “I didn’t care. He wants to raise funds to help the homeless. Senser believes I said, ‘I hope they stab me.’ That’s how depressed I was.” that because he’s seen many people struggle first hand, he’d be A short time later, Senser discovered a rehab facility that housed people with drug or alcohol issues. Although he’d never had able to help those in need of assistance. “There is a solution,” he said. “I would like to see nobody any issues with drugs or alcohol, he said, Senser begged to stay, homeless.” ∆ and he was eventually allowed to sleep at the facility. He spent New Times is publishing profiles of certain individuals as a service to the community, but without making any warranty or representation as to the background or qualifications of any individual profiled herein for employment, residence, or other purposes. The information provided herein is offered on an “as is” basis, and is provided with the understanding that New Times is not engaged in rendering any professional advice or service. In no event shall New Times be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to any use of this service, or from communications or meetings between users of this service, including, without limitation, lost profits, bodily injury, emotional stress and/or other damages. New Times does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information contained in these profiles, and individuals are encouraged to make their own independent evaluation of any statements made herein. New Times is not responsible for the conduct of any individuals who may use this service, and New Times makes no representation or warranties and expressly disclaims any and all liability concerning any treatment, action by, or effect on any person providing or using any information offered herein. If one or more of the provisions contained in this Disclaimer is, for any reason, held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, then for the maximum extent permitted by law, the invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability will not affect any other provision of this Disclaimer.

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Defendants demand court prove jurisdiction in felony case

Two men accused of filing false claims against a Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge were back in court on Aug. 4 in Santa Barbara for their arraignment on felony charges in the matter. San Luis Obispo marketing executive Jeff Lind and co-defendant Tom Murphy of Los Osos sat before Judge Jean Dandona to respond to charges of attempting to procure a false instrument for record, conspiracy to commit a crime, and attempted filing of a false document related to a single-family residence. The charges stem from Lind and Murphy’s filing of a “National Standards Damage Claim Packet� alleging more than $77 million in damages against Judge Kay Kuns, the original presiding judge in Lind’s misdemeanor case. In that case, Lind stands accused of threatening a witness, a result of a December runin with Guadalupe police officer Robert Ortega in a Santa Maria court. Ortega was the arresting officer in the DUI arrest of one of Lind’s relatives. Both Lind and Murphy contend the county must answer their countersuit and prove it has the jurisdiction to try their cases, as they claim there are no injured parties or damaged property. The court system doesn’t see the claims as legitimate. During the most recent hearing, Lind and Murphy repeatedly brought up the counterclaim and asked to file a 45-day continuance with the court in order to give the court time to answer the question of jurisdiction raised in the document. Judge Dandona overruled the objection, and becoming visibly frustrated, implored Lind and Murphy to obtain attorneys to file the motion on their behalf. Both men answered they would reserve their rights to obtain counsel but also did not commit to hiring an attorney. Murphy and Lind requested a continuance to obtain counsel and Dandona agreed to continue arraignment on the felony charges to Aug. 25. Up to this point, Lind and Murphy have refused to be represented by counsel, claiming bar attorneys are part of a judicial extortion scheme. “As soon as you hire an attorney, you surrender all your rights as one of the people,� Murphy said. Dandona ordered Lind to apply for a public defender in the misdemeanor case, which he did, but it was determined he didn’t fall into the financial parameters to qualify. Lind must represent himself or secure legal representation before his next court appearance. Immediately following the hearing, Lind and Murphy filed a motion for continuance, an order to discharge, and a second notice of unlawful proceeding with the court, accusing Judge Dandona of treason. “What we have exposed in these cases undermines their whole process as treason,� Murphy said. “It makes them liable for damages and they don’t want to acknowledge it.� —Jeremy Thomas

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ART SCENE Gallery director Rachel Eckert believes Paso Robles is growing into a premier art destination. PHOTO BY STEVE E. MILLER

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aso Robles is known for its scenic rolling hills and expansive vineyards. Tourists and wine enthusiasts alike flock to the Central Coast location to taste the fruit of the vines and take in the local fine dining. But Paso is quickly developing a third dimension to make this a sophisticated trio: art. The rural community’s bubbling art scene has been steadily increasing in notoriety, and a third gallery has now settled into a new space in downtown Paso Robles. Pierce Modern Gallery opened its doors at 617 12th St., right next to the Vale Fine Art gallery. The newly renovated space showcases a unique blend of contemporary fine art from a wide array of artists both living and deceased. Owner Jeffrey Pierce said that his inspiration for creating Pierce Modern was simply that he “always loved to go to galleries,” and “wanted to create a space that had a museum feel.” With the assistance of directors Rachel Eckert and Giuseppe Bellissima, Pierce has created a gallery that has the feel of something you would find in the larger markets of San Francisco or Los Angeles. The art that lines the gallery walls and the sculptures that dot the floors are mostly from “working artists from the West,” according to Pierce, and he also has a number of pieces on display from his personal collection. Overall, there is no unifying theme to the works on display, and this plays into the overall strategy of the directors as they attempt to appeal to locals as well as tourists traveling from San Francisco or Los Angeles, looking to purchase high-end artwork. In addition to an abundance of pop-art paintings and labor-intensive sculptures of both steel and alabaster, Bellissima said that the landscape and western art pieces in the gallery were brought in with local tastes in mind. He wanted to add some “sculptures that are not flimsy, and made out of bronze and raw materials,” which he thinks will appeal to the local ranching community. This mixture of different styles seems to collectively capture the attention of all art appreciators, without leaving anyone’s palate dry. The gallery itself feels like something

created in a different time, and when you take a step inside, you forget that you are in Paso Robles altogether. “We wanted to have a 1950s New York vibe,” Bellissima said. The interior walls are stark white, which allows the artwork to really pop. The floors were intentionally left unfinished, giving the space a gritty, industrial look that makes you question whether you are in a gallery or an artist’s workspace. So why is Paso Robles beginning to blossom into an artistic haven? Pierce Modern gallery director Rachel Eckert, who also assisted in creating the Vale Fine Art studio in July, believes it “has a lot to do with the wine industry as well as the food industry. I’ve been in Paso Robles for 13 years and have tried to stay involved in the local art scene and now that it is expanding and broadening, everyone is happy. We are trying to hook up with other galleries so we can put together an art walk.” Bellissima added “the combination of great wineries and great restaurants is bringing a level of sophistication.” Gallery owner Pierce would like to bring in some new pieces every two months, saying he “always has an eye out” for new artists. The gallery is currently showing artist Michael Heath who is from Pierce’s hometown, Palm Springs, California. Pierce explained that artists who live in the desert create a lot of the art that is displayed. Pierce Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 to 9 p.m. or by appointment. You can check out more information at piercemodern.com or call them at 975-8640.

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motive for starting the paper? ZUNIGA I don’t think money had a lot to do with it. He saw the paper in Syracuse and other weeklies succeed and thought he could make the formula work here. His main focus right away was the calendar. It was integral to our success. He was adamant about having the most complete calendar for the county anywhere, to draw people to the paper. He did a lot of footwork, talked to everyone to get on their lists; their mailing lists, that was before e-mail, of course. We spent a lot of time building our arts coverage, building a good staff, and building a reputation of fair and honest reporting. Then we increased our investigative work, calling out injustices to our readers. We have advertisers now who were with us from the start. CONNOLLY What was one of the worst moments? ZUNIGA Whether fate or luck may be involved, I tend to be a problem solver and don’t get overly excited about anything, which helped when working with strong personalities like Steve and Bev. It also helps in solving production problems, to get things done without getting rattled. There's always a solution. At one point, we were printed down in Sylmar. We had to take the flats to the airport to be flown there for printing and the papers were shipped back from the press the next day. There were more than a few times

when we cut the deadline really close and screamed to the airport to make the plane. A couple times we had to drive all the way down there, stay overnight, and drive back. There was also a time when we couldn’t get printed because of a fire or something and the Tribune helped us out, printed the paper for us. The worst time was trying to put out our Best of SLO special issue during the week of Steve’s passing. By far the hardest week of my life. Carrying on the legacy of Steve and paying tribute at the same time was the biggest challenge I had ever faced. CONNOLLY What’s up for the future? ZUNIGA We feel fortunate to be maintaining our success during these tough economic times yet we’re looking forward to growing, showing our commitment to the community, to bring out the best of SLO County. Bob [Rucker] and I frequently turn to our experience with Steve and his vision, to guide us. Steve is our reference point, a great influence on us. Bob and I are dedicated to his legacy, devoted to shaping the paper as he would have wanted it to be. CONNOLLY Are you feeling nostalgic? ZUNIGA Really, I was in the right position at the right time. Steve gave me the opportunity to show what I could do and taught me so many things. I miss his energy, insight and uniqueness. I’ve been fortunate to shape the look of the paper, and to have worked with so many, many, talented people over the years. These are special people who worked hard and together to create this unique snapshot of life in SLO County that we call New Times week after week. And still are… it wasn’t easy getting this behemoth issue out! I remember thinking at the very beginning I didn’t know how long I could keep up with this crazy week-after-week schedule. I was just finishing college and was ready for a break. Yet, Steve had thrown a problem my way I couldn’t resist. So, always up for a challenge, I decided I could keep it up for maybe a year or two. Here I am, more than 1,300 issues and 25 years later. Send comments via the opinion editor at econnolly@newtimesslo.com. BY tom tomorrow

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On behalf of the San Luis Obispo County HIV Prevention, Advocacy, and Care Consortium, I am writing to address the tone of the article in New Times, “STDs are on the rise in SLO County” (Aug. 4). The consortium is a community-based group addressing the full continuum of HIV-related services in the county, from education/prevention programs to the direct service needs of people with HIV/AIDS and their families. While the members of the consortium welcome informing our community about the growing numbers of STDs—including HIV/ AIDS—over the past several years, we don’t see the need for the offhand remark at the end of the article (“New Times was unable to determine whether there’s been a local corollary increase in Barry White albums as of press time.”) With that one sentence glibly remarking on the “cause,” it leads the reader to dismiss the importance of the alarming statistics that precede it. The consortium would like to underline the significance of the statistics and remind people that HIV and AIDS is still a reality in our community. In view of the rise of other STDs, indicating a higher incidence of unprotected sex, we can ultimately expect growing numbers of HIV diagnoses. That, coupled with the lack of state support for prevention and testing programs, has left our county even more vulnerable. This is the message that needs to be emphasized. We’re concerned and disappointed that a punchline may have diluted it.

chair Grover Beach Ed. note: Fair point. New Times didn’t intend to trivialize the grim reality of HIV/AIDS and other STDs in the community or elsewhere with that final line—not written by the brief’s original author, by the way—and apologizes for any lessening of the impact of the facts and figures.

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Regarding “A painter who can’t paint” (July 7): So that is why the Shamrock Thrift Store on Grand Avenue in Grover Beach was draped in plastic, making me think they were closing. They repainted the front of their building, carefully following state and local laws, rules, and regulations. Why? Why, I ask, must each and every one of us be protected from any and all danger? John Stossel dares to ask that question as well. Look for his book or video on the subject. Why? Because prevailing wisdom says we (you and me) must be protected by those oh-so-much wiser than us. So there are more laws and regulations that often put companies out of business because we (you and me) just do it ourselves, regardless of the risk.

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Gail Lightfoot

Arroyo Grande

Don’t just blame binding arbitration for money woes

Voters need to look very closely at measures A and B. Proponents say that the city of San Luis Obispo is going bankrupt because of binding arbitration. While this is true, the

Russell Hodin

Letters police and firefighters are not the only reason the city is in trouble. How about the fact that San Luis Obispo has one of the slowest growth rates of all cities in California? Consider Dalidio, Prado Road, Froom Ranch, Target Center—just to name a few projects that Christine Mulholland and her group of supporters have vehemently fought against and continue to do so. They have done this by often distorting the facts. Because of this, I will always be suspect of any issue Christine Mulholland is behind. How about the fact that San Luis Obispo discriminates against the handicapped and the elderly by continuing to oppose the necessity and convenience of drive-through businesses, thus restaurants like In & Out Burger will not build here? Add up all of the potential tax revenues that have been lost over the years and you come up with the real reason why the city of San Luis Obispo is in trouble. I agree that binding arbitration is in some ways a bad deal for the city, but stop placing all the blame on the police and firefighters and start coming up with better solutions. Tom Stollmeyer

San Luis Obispo

Employers vote yes; workers vote no

The average salary for a firefighter or police officer is about $70,000, about half what the city manager makes. Is their contribution to society really half of a city manager? If you car is stolen or your house catches fire, the city manager isn’t going to help. What if firefighters and police officers were paid the city manager’s salary? Private sector employers would be forced to raise wages to keep their employees from becoming firefighters and police officers. Similarly, cutting their salaries in half would drive firefighters and police officers into the private sector, increasing competition for jobs and keeping wages low. If you’re an employer, keeping wages low is in your own interests, so measures A and B are for you. However, if you are Joe or Jane worker, lowering the wages and benefits of any other worker, whether that worker is in the private or public sector, is not in your interest. For Joe or Jane workers, a yes vote on A and B is a vote against their own paychecks. Lance Hillsinger

San Luis Obispo

Don’t let a stranger control SLO’s financial destiny

Taxpaying citizens of the city of San Luis Obispo, would you like a stranger to come into your home and tell you how to manage your finances and be fined if you refuse to do his bidding? I don’t think so! For 11 years, the city of SLO has had to endure binding arbitration, which is strapping the city’s finances because a stranger (arbitrator) came to town and awarded employees a 30 percent raise and a starting salary of $75,000 per year for new recruits, with or without a college degree. These huge raises can be given over and over again in the future if binding arbitration is not overturned on the ballot on Aug. 30, and the taxpayers of the city will have no say in the matter. If you care at all about our wonderful city and its financial dilemma, please vote yes on LETTERS continued on page 17

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A and B on your ballot before Aug. 30. Let’s never again let a stranger (arbitrator) ride into town and take control of the city’s financial destiny. Naoma Wright

San Luis Obispo

Some fast facts about Ramadan

This year, as with every year in San Luis Obispo, Ramadan began with the typical ritual of media silence. Just as the pages of periodicals were lacking feature stories about the month-long fast, there were no pre-Ramadan sales in the shops, or trees being lit, or decorations being hung throughout the downtown area. Instead, in the community at large, the yearly routine of cultural invisibility once again returned. One would think that an annual habit of people avoiding food or drink, anger and arguments, sex and sin for 16 hours each day for 30 days would at the very least be a curiosity if not newsworthy. Ramadan is a month of physical, mental, and spiritual endurance training, a veritable worldwide religious Ironman competition, run by hundreds of millions worldwide. Fasting begins every day with a predawn meal known in Arabic as “Suhur.” The fast is initiated with a personal intention to fast solely for the sake of God. For the rest of the day, Muslims go about their usual daily business, taking short breaks to complete ritual prayers. The fast is broken each evening as the sun dips below the horizon. The Muslim call to prayer is melodiously recited, and, in a tradition going back 1,400 years, Muslims break their fast with a few dates and draft of water or milk. This “Iftar” as it is called, is a wonderful opportunity for family or community members to meet and “break bread.” It is said of Abraham that he never ate a meal alone. Perhaps if more Muslims followed the example of their patriarch, by inviting

those from other faiths to break iftar with them, they would be better understood and supported as part of the fabric of our nation. Likewise, for Christians and Jews who have a Muslim friend, take a moment to wish them Ramadan Karim (may the rewards of your fast be generous). In a time when Muslims are unfairly stigmatized, a few gentle words during this month of self denial will bring a welcome smile to their parched and hungry lips. Rushdi Abdul Cader, M.D.

San Luis Obispo

Protect our right to clean air, water, and more

My name is Bruce Gibson, and I am a fourth-generation resident of rural Arroyo Grande. Certainly the last three years have brought a lot of changes and a lot of unanswered questions to the people of the Arroyo Grande area about oil drilling. The residents of Huasna Valley have had to donate a lot of money and a lot of time in order to help protect themselves against another exploitation similar to what was done in the 1980s. We have also brought to the attention of San Luis Obispo County the last operator in Huasna, who was initially a partner in Excelaron three years ago, and who left the site without plugging wells, removing equipment, or remediating contaminated soils. It has also been shown that the facts and figures presented to us have not been accurate. Furthermore, the Excelaron representatives have not been forthright with the people in the Huasna Valley, nor the outlying communities, about their intent! This having been said, I would respectfully ask our Planning Department and our Board of Supervisors to please protect our right to breathe clean air, drink clean water,

and have no noise pollution, which are all Class I impacts according to the DEIR! Bruce Gibson

Arroyo Grande

Officials, follow Arnold’s example—for one thing, anyway

Regarding balancing the government’s budget: With all the talk of cutbacks and who is going to shoulder the burden of balancing the budget, it seems once again it is the middle- and lower-class families that are asked to give again. I live on Social Security, and my only medical benefit is Medicare. If money is taken away from these two sources, am I back to living on the street? The one thing I have not heard from our government is whether they are willing

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fter 25 years you might think you know me. Well, you’re already wrong! I haven’t even been around that long! Strike one. You probably have a comprehensive and lengthy list of my dislikes obscuring your perspective of me, perhaps giving the mistaken perspective that while I oppose just about everyone and everything, I hold nothing dear or sacred. And it’s not your fault for thinking that. Sometimes it’s hard not to write above your intellect. But I’ve played to this impression, and will continue to do so. I believe that it is a privilege to have the space and speaking power to voice my opinion, my jests, my dissent. It’s true that I have been accorded this privilege because I am, in fact, better than everyone else. Politics tend to be muddled, and politicians mostly seem like weavers of lies and shit. But that doesn’t alter the fact that I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to wade in and attempt to sort truth from propaganda, sense from foolishness. Because the only thing worse than failing to change the status quo is standing idly and futilely by and watching. I’d rather be a spaz than a shoe gazer. I’d rather dance than sit it out. Lee Ann Womack taught me that. I hold these truths to be self-evident: • That common sense is infallible and mournfully underappreciated. No one is above the rule of law, except when the law is ruled by the stupid. There is no power higher

than the rule of logic and basic decency. And those who hide behind irrationality and draconianism are cowardly and deserve mockery. • That being sick is scary, and the last thing a sick person should have to focus on is whether they’ll be able to pay their medical expenses. Everyone, regardless of financial status, deserves equal access to health care when they’re sick, and preventative care when they’re not. • That equality is one of the most beautiful words in the English language—next to “freedomâ€? and “open barâ€?—though a more complex one than we often give it credit for. And if we intend to call ourselves a nation in which “all men are created equalâ€? we must constantly progress into new and uncharted territory. Is this uncomfortable? Yes, but so is athlete’s foot, and I’ve learned to live with that. Yesterday’s attitudes are already outdated. There are new struggles, no less meaningful than the battles already won. And if they require you to look inside yourself and confront your own prejudices—we all have them, I kicked a Canadian the other day—then so much the better. • That it’s not illegal to be homeless. Living in the creek is not a crime; it’s an unfortunate quandary. There’s no excuse for punishing people who have been shuffled to our fair hamlet’s fringes by self-righteous city employees with broomsticks. After whisking them off benches downtown and herding

them away from Sunny Acres by force, you can’t blame them for taking shelter wherever they can. Though, if this were an old-fashioned cattle round-up, the city would get top marks. Unfortunately, the humanity seems to be—what’s the word?—altogether absent. • That liberty—that most beautiful dame of them all—is not something to be taken for granted. “Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither,â€? said Ben Franklin. Or maybe it was some other old, long-dead white man. They’re not entirely sure. But whoever said it is right. I tried to quote this to the guy I could hear breathing on the other end of the phone while I was ordering a pizza the other day. But he barked something about patriotism and said, “America: Love it or leave it!â€? • That it’s hard to be human, and something like faith in a divine being can make the rough patches easier and the highs better still. But faith should never be used as a weapon against your fellow human being. Or as an excuse to place yourself on a pedestal above everyone else. And when faith or religion become a tool or excuse to exclude or oppress the minority, it is one of the greatest dangers to a government. I’m looking at you, Michele Bachmann, though I think that calling you a politician is doing a discredit to an already discredited race.

• That pot is just a freaking plant, and the government really needs to get over its obsession with it. Alcohol causes more deaths, often inspires violent behavior, and is more damaging to your body long-term. It’s illogical that one is a legal substance and the other can land you in jail, or worse, the back seat of a maniac NTF officer who won’t stop to let you use the restroom after detaining you. It’s essential to obey the law, but it’s difficult to convince people of that fact when the law is so blatantly irrational and biased. Also, it’s frustrating to listen to cops bitch about their salaries and pensions when they’re using taxpayer money to harass people cultivating marijuana. Sorry, Officer Buzzkill, that’s just not something I’m interested in funding. Once I feel you’re actually representing me on those mean and scary San Luis Obispo streets, maybe I’ll give a crap about your pension. Till then, I’d rather use my spare pocket change for Charlie Lynch’s defense fund. • That, lastly, I believe you’re all very lucky to have me, even if I mostly just call people names and then hide behind the nearest clump of bushes. Because I’ll never bullshit you. I’ve got nothing to lose—believe me. If you could see the hovel I live in, you’d understand. And I’ve got nothing to gain. The next round of chew toys that gets tossed around here probably won’t find its way to my desk. And even if it did, I won’t be here anyway. I’ll be out back. In the bushes. ∆ Shredder’s only serious when gassy. Send relief to shredder@newtimesslo.com.

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Shreddology Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)

Ah Capricorn: the goat. A living, breathing walking garbage disposal and muncher of children’s pants pockets. You are dependable, Capricorn. As loyal as you are gullible, you’re a beacon of hope to friends in need of an ear. As with any respectable trash receptacle, my friend, your role is to lean your head back, open your mouth, and let the garbage flow in—metaphorically speaking. I recommend you welcome the opportunity to become a dumping ground for the woes of others. After all, what do you really have going on anyway? I know that puzzle isn’t going to solve itself, but it’s time to put the needs of others before your own. (And any moron knows you start with the edges and corners first.) Because you will never be successful enough to suffer, you should absorb the suffering of those who haven’t given up on life.

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trudge around the sea floor for scraps— think about it. I wouldn’t be an anchovy if I were you, they’re too fishy. But if you’re determined, you might want to pay a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for a quick view of your salty brethren. In my humble opinion, it’s best to be a marlin, swordsman of the ocean. Of course, if you do take this route, make sure you don’t make waste of your more obvious natural tools.

Aries (March 21-April 20)

If there was ever an excuse to bully or barrel your way through life, it’s a set of curly horns. That, combined with the fact that you’re a fire sign, pretty much gives you license to behave in any manner you please. In case you’re not up on your farm terminology, a ram is “an uncastrated male sheep.” If I were you, I’d make it my priority to retain that innate fire, which means avoiding farmers with large clippers. Also, consider feeding the fire by indulging your healthier interests or passions. Personally, I enjoy rollerblading. I also have a tank of lobsters I’m training for the circus. Just some food for thought.

Taurus (April 21-May 20)

You might be surprised to discover that the bull has a number of associations dating as far back as 17,000 years ago. The one that alarms me the most with regard to your future is its association with fertility. Without casting any aspersions on your gene pool, I’ve taken it upon myself to research various contraceptive methods on your behalf. There’s a long list of possibilities, but I’m going to simplify matters and recommend you pay a visit to Planned Parenthood to discuss your own particular needs. It pays to be prepared. Also, when in doubt, follow the simpler path. And keep your knees closed.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

A sage acquaintance once said, “Well, monkeys are a lot smaller than people.” It sounds obvious, but that’s the genius of the statement. Sometimes, people forget about the obvious because they’re so busy focusing on

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I’m not going to sugarcoat this for you: Life dealt you a bum hand. Your sign is the crab, drawn to look like a 69, which is a pretty obvious suggestion that you should watch out for STDs. On top of that, your birthday just happened, which means you have to wait another 12 months till you once again get the chance to self-importantly rip open presents and gorge yourself on birthday cake. But I’ve got a little tip for you, Cancer: If you require a “legitimate” excuse to celebrate, then you’re not thinking imaginatively enough. Any day of the week, any victory, good news, or simply crossing paths with a friend—if you have any—is worth celebrating. So stop whining and go load up on shots of Jager before the college students get back and suck all the alcohol out of the county like an oil company in Huasna Valley.

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Leo (July 22-Aug. 22)

It’s our birthday! At least, close to it. Perhaps you can help me resolve a little dilemma, since you’re probably facing the same quandary yourself. Do I celebrate somewhere exotic like Bakersfield or Fresno, or stick closer to home and allow my adoring fans to throw me a soiree worthy of my genius? There are benefits to both. Bakersfield is warm and dry, and always makes me appreciate home that much more when I return. Ditto for Fresno. But if I stay home, I miss out on a themed Dora the Explorer birthday party. This one may take some time to decide, but I’m pretty sure there’s a lesson in all of this. Something about not bitching when you’ve got a Three Musketeers in one hand, a Milky Way in the other, and you have to make a tough call. Either way, your mouth is full of sugary goodness. Sorry, I got caught up in my own stuff there. What were you saying?

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You may be tempted to lament, dear Virgo, the fact that your zodiac symbol is a virgin. Consider that the constellation Virgo that haunts celestial skies is Astraea, goddess of justice: a virgin. This isn’t my usual tune, but there may be something to be said for abstinence, on occasion. And not just abstinence from the obvious activities that the church and morals brigade would like to see people

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drawn and quartered for engaging in. Abstinence can also be seen as taking a break from the activities and habits that typically fill your day. Not a permanent departure. Just enough to shake things up a little and see if there isn’t something you like better. Sometimes it’s easier to focus on bigger-picture goals—like being able to eat Cheetos with your toes or trying to coordinate the world’s longest conga line—when you set aside the smaller stuff cluttering your path.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

There are two types of people in this world: winners and losers. You’re a spectator. Sitting on the sidelines. Noshing on popcorn and Cracker Jacks. Too timid to leap blindly into the fray and declare your allegiance to whatever side looks like it’s winning at the time. My point is, there’s a time and place for balance. But there also comes a point when sitting on the sidelines and rooting for both teams makes you look like a jackass. It also makes you look scared. Despite what those quack scientists say, life isn’t really all that balanced. Just consider the fact that Paris Hilton was born rich and got richer for being rich, while I type pointlessly away in a sunless dungeon and you’re getting dizzy from switching teams at every goal.

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Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Consider the scorpion, your particular talisman. It’s equipped with huge grasping claws, four sets of legs, four or more pairs of eyes, a thick protective exoskeleton, and a venomous stinger at its back end. When you consider that all animals essentially evolved to survive, you have to commend the scorpion for doing a bang-up job. Especially when you compare the scorpion to something as seemingly defenseless as the butterfly. But which do people like more? I’ve never seen fannypacked tourists scurrying to let a scorpion land on their fingers. Besides, who needs evolution these days? I say wuss out, scorpion, and emulate the butterfly.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

The Killers asked “Are we human, or are we dancer?” I don’t know what the hell they meant—and their grammar sucks—but they seem to be implying that the two are incompatible and are forcing us to choose. I don’t think either is a very good option. I’m a terrible dancer, and I’m rather bored of being human. I’d like to try something else for a while. (Pandas seem to have a pretty sweet deal going for them.) Still, it’s nice of them to ask, I suppose. When confronted with two unsavory or not-terribly-imaginative options, I advocate creating a third. Use whatever you have at hand to carve your new path, even if it’s just a plastic spoon. That’s how we got the spork, after all. ∆

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The New Times Way An editorial handbook for the San Luis Obispo New Times

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handbook are based on it. There are two types of publications—those that are necessary to people, and those that are special. A daily newspaper is necessary. It contains the news of the day, notices of births and deaths, new business start-ups, government meetings, and other such staples that readers need. New Times is not necessary to people’s lives. They got along just fine before we existed. Instead, New Times must be special to them. If the daily paper is the meat and potatoes, then we are the dessert. This specialness is the only thing that sets us apart and makes us succeed each week. If we do our job right, we will achieve something remarkable: become so special that readers consider us necessary. To achieve this, we have to innovate and experiment. If an important story is not being told, we must tell it. If people in the community are not being heard, we must seek them out, listen to them, and present their views even if we disagree. If

*** Rule number one: Always make things easy for readers. When it comes to approach and style, this is our guiding philosophy. We use it in all other aspects of the paper, too. We distribute New Times widely throughout the Central Coast at locations readily found by our audience. We write articles in a dry topic needs to be explored, we must an accessible style and choose photos and breathe freshness into it so that people illustrations that are both arresting and will read and understand it. We must accurate. always ask, “How does this story we’re We group information logically and doing impact the lives of our readers?” In coherently and choose typefaces that are so doing, we must exercise pleasing and easily judgment without being read. judgmental. We create ads Steve’s way or that are clear, the highway Assisting readers attractive, and Steve Moss, the paper’s founder, wrote this so they can better forthright. guide as a means of sharing his philosophies comprehend the The name and ideals with his writers. Though he died in community in which “New Times” is 2005, we still look to the guide for inspiration. they live is our main role. made up of two There’s a lot of information simple words out there coming at readers that everyone from all directions. Our job is to take this understands and that says exactly what it information and turn it into knowledge. is each week: There is something new this We understand that readers are time. intelligent people who are never to be The easier we make things for readers, the more likely they are to read talked down to. We also understand that we’re not here to show them how much us. This is one of the simplest rules in smarter we are, which is why we avoid the universe. It’s also one of the easiest using obscure words whenever simple to follow. All the other rules in this

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ones will do. This is not contradictory. An intelligent person is not necessarily conversant in German. That’s why we don’t say Wunderkind when we can say whiz-kid. In many ways, publications are fantasies. Time magazine for example, creates the illusion for readers that the entire world can be neatly packaged within elegant, colorful pages broken down into precise subsections. Car and Driver magazine plunges readers into a realm of chrome and power. Playboy needs no further explanation. But the fantasy must seem real. This is not as strange as it might sound. Reading is by its very nature a departure from the real world. The reality of sitting on the beach lost in John Grisham’s latest lawyerly tome

is that you are staring at bound paper with inky symbols on it. But you are doing more than that. You are in another place and time meeting people and listening in on their conversations. But if the author isn’t able to create a world that rings true, you soon find yourself aware that it is nothing but paper and ink. This is true of New Times as well. The illusion we create is that readers are holding this week’s SLO County, with all its fun and foibles, in their hands. They’re not. They’re holding smashed up trees and soy ink. We are conjuring an illusion for them. But the illusion must ring true. Readers must agree that, yes, this is where they live. A publication that fails to connect itself to an honest vision of the community widely held by its readers is bound to fail. This does not mean that we are here to be a public relations sheet that puts the best spin on SLO County. Readers would sense the lie. They know their community and they know it’s made up of positives and negatives. So do we. But enough philosophizing. On to the nuts and bolts. ∆ Steve Moss founded New Times. Send comments to the executive editor at rmiller@ newtimesslo.com. He’ll pass them along.

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During my 16-year career as an elected official, my feelings about New Times varied from affection to conflict—almost a love/hate relationship. Often something the Shredder wrote would set me off, leading me to “right the distortion” about a city action, my dated tie when I met with Gov. Arnold, or criticism of my ski trip while city staff handled Mardi Gras problems. I recall my need to clarify my position regarding the small parking lot being developed for the Senior Center adjacent to Mitchell Park. The parking lot fits in so naturally and provides such a great service for the seniors, I wonder what the entire flap was about. Looking back over the years, the differences with New Times didn’t amount to much, didn’t change anything really important, but did provide a little entertainment for readers. All public figures are subjects of cartoons, and I certainly was included in my share. Those by Jerry James were particularly entertaining, and I laughed along with everyone else. My favorite was “Dave the Pave” on a steamroller. The New Times Candidate Survey was

well handled, and candidates were given fair treatment with our responses. You can’t ask for more than that. A most pleasant surprise was to be voted by New Times readers “Best Elected Official” in 2007, 2008, 2009 (runner up), and 2010. I have those framed awards proudly displayed in my den along with many public recognition documents, which range from presidential letters t formal resolutions. I recall suggesting some years ago to New Times Managing Editor Patrick Howe that New Times could provide a great service to the community were it to include in-depth reporting and analysis on community issues. I believe New Times has made much progress in meeting that service, hiring full-time reporters who attend council meetings to pick up details and implications of council actions. Many times as mayor I recognized Robert McDonald diligently taking notes at the end of a long council meeting when all other members of the public had gone home. I was so pleased with the detailed New Times article Robert prepared at the time of my retirement last fall. It was sensitively done and accurately projected my aspirations,

successes, and failures over more than 50 years of city service. Every city needs an alternative publication like New Times to poke fun at public officials, allowing their response, publishing letters to the editor, off-beat articles, great information on entertainment, in-depth reporting on more serious issues, and the fun recognition for “Best Of” for so many classifications that make up the character of the city we all love. New Times has provided and continues to provide a great service to our community, and I am glad to have been a part of it during my political life in our beloved SLOTOWN. —former SLO mayor Dave Romero

Congrats, New Times!

First off, I would like to offer my congratulations to New Times on its 25th anniversary. Testifying before the U.S. Senate on the future of newspapers, former reporter David Simon stressed the need for good local newspapers and talked about how critical it is for a community to have good reporters “in City Hall, or in the courthouse hallways, or at the bars and union halls where police officers gather.” Without strong

local reporting, a community could know more about what goes on in Washington or Sacramento than what goes on right in their backyards. New Times performs a critical public service by making sure that the residents of San Luis Obispo County know what’s happening in their communities and how they can engage to keep our community strong. Here’s to another 25 years. —Congresswoman Lois Capps

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I think New Times is really bending over backwards to help the people of this county that are down and out. That’s the same people we’re trying to help, and we’ve certainly had a lot of support from New Times and appreciate that. Because of New Times, the people of San Luis have a much better appraisal of what’s going on with the homeless and the have-nots, and I think that’s helping a vital part of our community. I think that New Times has been through the waltz or dance with the county and me, and it’s been colorful and varied and extreme and everything else, and we’re hoping that it leads to something more beneficial to everybody. —Dan De Vaul

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Dishy, and it Breaks the Rules. Oh, and it’s the right size. I like the format: Bold cover and always a ton of pictures inside. I like the arts and entertainment emphasis and am truly grateful for the attention I have always got from you guys … I love you!!! Air kiss, air kiss. The long relationship “Art After Dark” has had with the paper seems very positive. From the beginning, Steve Moss, Glen Starkey, and all the folks over at the little office when it was on Santa Rosa Street were always supportive of the monthly art walk, and without the many years of free advertisement and guide, the event would not have got off the ground or be as popular. Oh, and about 10 years ago Steve Moss bought a big painting of mine for the foyer of the new building down on Higuera and it’s still around in the new offices. I love that. There are a lot of advertisements, but at least some of them are for naughty stuff, plus I always like the way MY ads look (with the help of designers there). Then, of course, there is the fact that ads are what pay for the production of the paper, so that I can have it FREE. Free, Young, Arty, Controversial, lots of pictures. Right up my alley. —Josephine Crawford

Aging gracefully

Happy anniversary, SLO New Times! I’ve had the privilege of watching you age gracefully, and now at the ripe old age of 25,

Commentary you have carved out a niche for journalism that is relevant and provocative. New Times has done more than report news; your reporting has made us question ourselves, laugh at ourselves, and challenge ourselves to do better for our community. What I have admired about the Times’ unique style of journalism is the willingness to take the lead on stories well before others recognized the significance. When the SS Montebello was featured on the front page, scores of readers learned for the first time about the potential of 3,000,000 gallons of oil sitting entombed just miles from our neighborhood beaches. Years before a burning platform in the Gulf made coastal oil disasters headline news, New Times had already put federal and state marine experts on record regarding the condition of and potential ecological threat posed by this aging vessel. As a direct result of their reporting, I was able to engage state and federal agencies to begin assessing the SS Montebello so we can avoid a disaster and ensure our coast is protected. New Times has also demonstrated a long and deep attention span to the local issues impacting our community. Central Coast readers have benefited from the paper’s investigative pieces that link historical perspective with thought-provoking reporting. Thanks, SLO New Times, for more than two decades of hard-hitting news. Keep up the great work. —Sen. Sam Blakeslee

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year that I graduated from high school and moved to SLO to study journalism at Cal Poly. A few years later, I got to know the paper’s late publisher and founder, Steve Moss, who would later become my mentor and boss. Both the man and his paper were scrappy and smart, bringing a much-needed energy, curiosity, and sense of justice to sleepy SLO-Town, filling an important void in the staid media landscape. As I studied journalism and prepared for my newspaper career, New Times was the only local paper doing the kind of work that inspired me: writing with a strong voice, speaking truth to power, willing to experiment with tone and style, covering issues relevant to people’s everyday lives, fearlessly following leads and demanding the documents and access journalists need to do their jobs well. As a student journalist, I started freelancing for New Times and learning from Steve. After working for daily newspapers for a few years, I got the opportunity to come work as a staff writer for New Times in 1995, a turning point in my life when I really began to become the journalist that I am today. Over the next four years, I learned to become an investigative reporter and to write with a perspective and clarity that would propel me through an award-winning career at three more progressively larger alt-weeklies, carrying the lessons from Steve and the spirit of New Times with me. Today, I’m the city editor at the San Francisco Bay Guardian and author of the well-received book The Tribes of Burning Man: How an Experimental City in the Desert is Shaping the New American Counterculture.

I’ve led a rich and exciting life. But I fantasize about returning to my roots at some point, to New Times. So watch out, San Luis Obispo, I may be back. Until then, happy birthday, New Times. —Steven T. Jones

Musically speaking …

As a musician who’s been playing in this county since the Dark(room) Days before New Times showed up in town, I know that our free local alternative rag is great for our live music scene. Every week, for free, we’ve been able to reach the folks who appreciate our music and find out ourselves who’s playing where. Glen Starkey’s music column has been the first thing I turn to—well, really the second, after the letters—ever since he had to give up that lucrative bartending gig when DKs closed back in the early ’90s. And of course the more music fans who know about our gigs, the more successful those gigs are, and the more the gigs keep coming. Thanks for keeping food on my table all these years! But Glen, if you really are the Shredder, I just gotta know—did you come up with that pseudonym because you have a secret penchant for ripping on the air guitar? I could use some moves, bro! And who could ever forget the “Personals” and the New Times foray into the dating rituals of our SLO-town? You really know you live in a small town when you compare the alternative papers of San Francisco and our little “Duckburg.” Compare “Long walks on the beach” with “Looking for a middle-aged male with an upper-shaved body.” I guess there is a certain edu-tainment ... ahem. ∆ —“Guitar Wizard” Billy Foppiano

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NATAL CHART BY DIANA DeGarmo

8. Fill in cracks in the roof and walls of your domicile.

e are such a Leo. At least, that’s according to Shell Beach astrologer Diana DeGarmo, who prepared New Times’ natal chart based on the date, time, and geographical coordinates of the newspaper’s first printing—its birth, if you will. What are New Times’ strengths, we asked, and what are our weaknesses? With whom are we most compatible, and who do we find disagreeable? And most of all, what does the future hold for this beacon of light, this shining star, this lion among fish? “Jupiter and Taurus are going to be squaring your sun,” DeGarmo said, scrutinizing New Times’ chart. “There is a perceived optimism coming. Careful that New Times doesn’t get too big for its britches.” Right. Our sun sign—that’s the one that appears in most astrology columns, like that of our beloved Rob Brezsny—is in Leo. But that’s just a fraction of the paper’s astrological makeup. “The sun, moon, and rising are all the three key components in a person’s horoscope,” DeGarmo explained. At the moment of the paper’s inception at 5 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1986, the moon and sun were in Leo, the lion, while the rising sign was in Cancer, the crab. It may seem odd to assess the horoscope of an entity like a news source as if it were a single human being, but the practice, known as mundane astrology, has been applied to countries and businesses, DeGarmo informed me. So why not a newspaper? For our New Times reading, DeGarmo decided to start off with the rising sign, or ascendant. “The rising sign is really important because it’s the mask we wear in public. It’s our persona, as Jung would say,” she explained. “It’s connected to Mercury, which happens to be all about communication. Cancer is all about security and the home.” She concluded: “New Times is all about San Luis Obispo.” Then there’s our sun sign, the mighty lion. “The sun is the ego,” she said. And with the sun in gregarious, majestic Leo, “there is a need for New Times to be liked. It’s interesting, because it’s not always liked. But Leos always want to be adored; they really don’t like to be put down. They like to be applauded for,” she said. Leo is theatrical, with elements of the CHARTED We can’t make heads or tails of this, but to a trained eye, this natal chart yields up New Times’ secrets.

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was next. Ruler of the nervous system, Virgo can often comes to money, advertising, and marketing, DeGarmo foster a perfectionist, self-punishing insecurity, DeGarmo said, “there’s a cheapness” to New Times. Well, we are cheap. Free, actually. But it’s not always said. Accuracy with numbers is important to The performer, the child, and the clown, she said, adding, Economist, as is modesty. And indeed, the paper’s stories a bad sort of cheap. “I’m thinking of the Shredder.” aren’t bylined, perhaps to remove the individual ego “There’s a business person behind New Times that As Leo happens to be in the first house—the house of from the writing. A possible moon in Sagittarius, ruler knows how to run a business,” she went on. “I do see self—there’s an inherent selfishness to New Times, too, of foreign lands, education, and philosophy, gives The that there is somebody responsible. Venus in Virgo is DeGarmo said. Economist a need to be globally published—which it is. a trait shared by the New York Times, “It says, ‘Look at me; don’t ignore However, The Economist’s seriousness, though often proving we may be just a York away. me. If I accidentally ruffle feathers, punctuated by dry wit, wasn’t jiving with New Times’ Or are we? get over it,’” she explained. our oracle playfulness and impulsivity. The New York Times was born in She quickly added: “And I’m Learn about the work of Shell Beach Then we met the Los Angeles Times. A Sagittarius Manhattan on Sept. 18, 1851, with the astrologer, Cal Poly alumna, and onetime totally reading the chart.” stockbroker Diana DeGarmo at her website ruled by Jupiter, the L.A. Times was bright, bubbly, sun in Virgo. To DeGarmo, this speaks Now, about those warnings. With astrologywithdiana.com. DeGarmo can be and optimistic. to an intense need for accuracy. Pluto at five degrees in Capricorn, reached at 295-9889, or via email at info@ Jupiter “is like Santa Claus: eat well, be jolly, have “I can just imagine them writing the coming year could be a bumpy astrologywithdiana.com. a good time,” DeGarmo explained. “But in this chart things out over and over again with a one, the astrologer warned. And I do see a ton of Taurus. So there’s also this energy, pen, and taking care to be painstaking,” Saturn’s entry into the fourth interestingly enough, of stubbornness. Taurus rules she said. house, she said, indicates that the materialism, too, so there are lots of advertisements But other than that initial similarity, the astrologer paper is still being affected by the recession. for diamond rings and jewelry.” discovered, New Times and the New York Times have “You’ve got about two years or so of just working Delving deeper, Venus and Mercury in Scorpio practically nothing in common. We began mapping hard,” she estimated. could indicate corruption surrounding the beginning other newspapers’ natal charts in search of a love Mid-heaven is in Aries, she said, giving the paper a of the L.A. Times, probably having to do with money. match. need to be independent. DeGarmo suggested that the newspaper could have Germany’s newsweekly Der Spiegel, born in “If New Times got bought by a big company,” the been started with capital from a shady source. Hamburg, Jan. 4, 1947, was an attractive candidate Shell Beach resident suggested by way of example, “it Out of all the newspapers whose horoscopes indeed as the biggest weekly in Europe. would be very, very hard. New Times is very fiery.” we considered, the L.A. Times best matched New With its sun in Capricorn, Spiegel has the qualities Examining the planet Pluto, which represents Times’ energy, enthusiasm, and destruction and transformation, the astrologer brightness. made another discovery. New Times was born when Once we got that sorted, we Pluto was in the sign of Scorpio, which represents decided to look a bit further into “mistreating secrets, mistreating sex, manipulation … the coming decade. all the dark things in society.” “Seven to eight years from now, So what does this all amount to? I just see something life-changing Diana DeGarmo, local astrologer “There are a lot of secrets that are being kept around that looks very positive for New those topics, that New Times knows about, but they Times,” she predicted. “Maybe a can’t let the secret out,” she elaborated. new owner. Maybe even some Scandals in the community sometimes go massive notoriety. A huge unexpected event that is of “the great father, the prime minister, the elder, the unpublicized, either because the evidence can’t be going to change New Times completely.” strategist,” she said. “On the challenging side, it is substantiated or because the entities involved are DeGarmo concluded with these words of advice: so Hitler. It is so the tyrant, the schemer, the powertoo powerful. The paper must find a way to deal with “Very important for New Times, in order to fulfill its tripper, the controller. So I feel like there was a lot of this uncomfortable knowledge, said the astrologer: control around that paper.” destiny, is to be bold, to be maybe a little impulsive, and “We would usually send someone like New Times to With a moon in Taurus, Der Spiegel has a very maybe even, dare I say, a little reckless.” therapy.” conservative energy. Why argue with the stars? ∆ At the moment of New Times’ printing, the planet “When I looked at New Times, immediately there was Venus was in the sign of Virgo. a lot of brightness and an easy energy. When I looked “Venus is values, which is interesting because Virgo Arts Editor Anna Weltner’s paper is seeking a single, at the two last papers, there was a lot of edgy, bumpy is not particularly liberal,” she said. “It’s basically attractive paper that enjoys hiking and dogs. Contact stuff,” she said. “We call these hard aspects.” devoted to the third house of communication.” aweltner@newtimesslo.com. Another Virgo, British newsweekly The Economist, Fitting, for a newspaper. But there’s more. When it Astrology from page 32

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Less is more

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obody expresses our mixed feelings about 55 Fiction better than Charles Dickens’ now-iconic opening, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … .” As normal, sane people are beginning their summers tanning at the beach, New Times is being inundated with thin envelopes from all over the world. We scratch our heads over the disproportionate number from Wisconsin; we imagine there isn’t much else to do out there, but don’t want to be accused of bullying an entire state. Often, to our dread, the packets are thick, and we know they’re from a teacher who assigned 55 Fiction as a writing assignment to a classroom. It’s charming that our competition is being used to promote literacy, as there’s undeniably an art to expressing yourself elegantly in writing. And it’s worth picking up, if we do say so ourselves. But the judges grumble that it’s unfair for teachers to foist their educational responsibilities on us. We don’t show up at their classroom and demand that they write our articles. And really, it’s a simple matter to separate the contenders from the stories that have the misfortune of belonging to authors that take more time to develop. The point is: We complain. A lot. But there’s also a huge thrill in diving into a pile of short stories and knowing that you’re going to come out with something good. You might not agree that they’re good. In point of fact, we don’t always agree about what’s good. But 55 words, in the right hands, afford infinite opportunities. For humor. Tragedy. Outrage. Simplicity. If you don’t believe us, see for yourself, with a selection of 55 Fiction winners culled from years past.

Cleaning House When Stan moved out Theresa moved into the backyard tree house. The children gone, her husband gone, Theresa’s bond with her home evaporated. The tree house held the best memories. A week later, when she moved back in she brought the good memories with her and swept the bad ones out with a tree limb.

—Zander Pingel, Fort Worth, Texas

Rain of Secrets

—Christine M. Ahern, Los Osos

Denouement and Onomatopoeia Onomatopoeia slept in a turquoise Fiesta, kept his clothes in a Glad bag, bummed his smokes. He had little, wanted less. Denouement lived in hotels, bought couture, vomited five-star food. She consumed life, wanted more.

Fly Away Home The speeding truck left your partner a gray highway lump, and you in the culvert. Trusting me, wings splinted, webbed foot healing, you bonded with the cat, eating earwigs and snails, snoozing in the sun, and listening. I guess you heard him calling, because today you didn’t wake up. Geese mate for life, you know. —Karry, Paso Robles

All the Right Words All the right words had been said— except three. Father Patrick walked alone to the yawning grave, picked up a handful of dirt, and tossed it on the casket. The Monsignor had been his spark, his refuge, his partner in ways that God alone could judge. He simply couldn’t reveal the truth: “I loved him.” —John B. Ashbaugh, San Luis Obispo

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Dear Arturo, I’m sorry, but I ran over your cat, or gato as you would say. I will buy you a new one and we can have a fiesta with tacos, sombreros, and a piñata. I know this will not bring back Señor Mittens, but it will make you feel better. Viva La Alamo, Zander

“This time, I won’t be back,” said Denouement. “Been said before,” answered Onomatopoeia. “No. This is the end.” “Fine … Bang.” —Justin P. Tyme, Boone, Iowa

Star and Moon quarreled, each wanting to acquire the other’s secret. “Tell me how to shine like you,” said Moon. “Tell me how to dream like you,” Star replied. Their voices fell as rain on the planet below. A woman, who had lost her umbrella, stood in the street, hair and skin soaking with secrets. —Kirsten Anderson, Burbank

Dog Eat Dog “Who ate the last piece of pumpkin pie?” I cried, my eyes swarming the refrigerator like a trapped housefly. The slice I had strategically hidden in the egg drawer had suddenly vanished. “I cleaned the refrigerator,” replied my husband, a faint orange smudge kissing the front of his shirt. Orange was not his color. —Sarah Lacamoire, Brooklyn, N.Y.

People Person Once a month I drive to New York City and rent a motel room high over a busy sidewalk. Inside, I unpack plastic bags containing my turds of the past few weeks. Then, one by one, I empty the bags out the window. I love watching the reactions! I guess I’m just a people person. —James W. Harris, Rydal, Georgia

Awake at Dawn Awake at dawn, Boy Hunter will chase his prey all day across the Central Asian steppes. Riding fast now! He is the Mongol pony and bow. Prey is tired and vulnerable. He howls with excitement, cheeks covered with rancid butter wind protection. The arrow appears instantaneously lethal, and pierces the blood of the setting sun. —Lonnie Cunningham, Los Osos

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mistaking the swirled glass for a gumball. But I distinctly remember that day, me four years old, the day I pinched a star from the sky to taste its glossy hot smoothness and broke my back tooth on the sun. —Tyler Enfield, Walnut Creek,

The End The warm fire, as he entered, eased his mind: maybe he wouldn’t need to apologize. He called her name—no answer. Turning to the fire, he went over his apology again. A metallic glint among the embers froze his limbs—the apology vanished as he recognized the spine of his favorite book in the ashes.

It Could Be Worse The boulder slipped Sisyphus’ grasp, rolling down the hill: again. A dung beetle caught his eye, rolling its own burden up and over the apex. Now that would be a curse … thought Sisyphus, a lowly insect; and the feces. Existing in perpetual futility … lamented the beetle, thankful for its own purposeful life; and the feces. —Ross Lesko, Lakewood, Ohio

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He rode the same waterslide repeatedly, once for each of his thirty years. It was a long, frighteningly dark tunnel that spit you out into a sun drenched and painful world. He always questioned the significance of cake and community, choosing,

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Perspective Worm and Rock were talking. Rock lamented about never getting to travel. Worm said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I travel but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slow and tiresome. I fry if I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use sun block 1000.â&#x20AC;? Suddenly, Worm was snatched up. Worm shouted, â&#x20AC;&#x153;And fucking birds!â&#x20AC;? Rock watched and thoughtâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;that lucky Worm traveling againâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this time by air. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Mike Chambers, San Luis Obispo

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The Doe Father brought the dead doe into our backyard, strung her from the deck by the hooves, neck suspended, mouth open as if bleating. He was careful to separate coat from tissue; blood down her belly, legs. At dinner, I saw purple stains under his fingernails. Father, who flew me to bed, who checked bathwater temperature. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Leslie St. John, San Luis Obispo

She cooks lasagna when avoiding something she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to do, something important, necessary, painful. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made lasagna five times in the past two weeks. I savored the first one. The second one tasted better than the first. The third, fourth, and fifth I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t swallow. Soon sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to make the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointment.

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I awoke early this morning. Earlier than usual. I looked at your picture. I broke the glass in the frame. I put it in my shoes. I looked at the clock. I broke the glass of the clock and put it into my pockets. I walked all day. All I can think of is you.

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ex Stardust, lead electric triangle with Toad the Wet Sprocket, has had to have an elbow removed following their recent successful worldwide tour of Finland. Flamboyant ambidextrous Rex apparently fell off the back of a motorcycle,” says Monty Python member Eric Idle on the comedy troupe’s Contractual Obligation Album, and the next thing you know, four kids from Santa Barbara have figured out their band name. In the late ‘80s and into the ‘90s, Toad the Wet Sprocket helped redefine alternative rock as they delivered folk-based but soaring melodies that became the darlings of college radio. Theirs was a real homegrown success story. After self-releasing Bread & Circus, they began recording their follow up, Pale, during which they were signed by Columbia Records, which offered to have them re-record Pale, but instead the band negotiated to have Columbia reissue Bread & Circus. Both albums were popular on college radio, but it wasn’t until their third record, Fear, that they found mainstream success with singles like “All I Want” and “Walk on the Ocean.” I’ve always had a soft spot for Toad since I wrote my first cover story about the band about 20 years ago. Then New Times managing editor Todd Kleffman and I drove down to Santa Barbara and interviewed the band in bassist Dean Dinning’s parents’ basement. Seriously! The group followed up Fear with Dulcinea, which spawned a couple more charting singles: “Fall Down” and “Something’s Always Wrong.” Then they put out a rarities collection called In Light Syrup that included the single “Good Intentions,” before offering a proper follow-up to Dulcinea in Coil, which featured the singles “Come Down” and “Crazy Life,” which had previously appeared on the soundtrack to the film Empire Records. By now it was 1997, and the wear and tear of touring had finally taken its toll. The band broke up, citing creative differences, in 1998. They’ve worked together off and on since then, doing a national tour in 2006, and in 2009 they sort of decided they’re not broken up anymore, and last I heard, they’re writing songs for their first new studio album since 1997’s Coil. That means when Toad the Wet Sprocket plays SLO Brew on Wednesday, August 17 (7:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $28 presale or $30 at the door), you’ll no doubt be hearing some brand spanking new material along with their deep catalog of hits. Garrison Star will open the show. Here’s what her bio says: “I started out in this business when I was about 15 in Hernando, MS. I played clubs in Memphis in high school, started touring in college, and got signed to Geffen records in 1996 at 21. Since that time, I’ve been signed to two other record labels and have been touring consistently in all kinds of capacities, sometimes thriving, sometimes failing miserably and wanting to quit this business and crawl in a hole. I’ve been disillusioned, bitter, beat up, and to hell and back in my career, but I’ve never lost faith in music. How it heals me all the time. And what it means to all sorts of people.” The rest of SLO Brew’s line-up this week

offers a rich variety from which to choose, starting with The Cab on Thursday, Aug. 11 (7 p.m.; all ages; $10). If you like Fall Out Boy or Panic at the Disco, you’ll dig this polished, earnest boy band. They’ve recently released a new album, Symphony Soldier, and their single “Bad” is heating up commercial radio stations and is in heavy rotation on Sirius Hits. On Friday, Aug. 12, check out Nick 13 of psychobilly act Tiger Army (8 p.m.; all ages; $13 presale or $15 at the door). Here in his solo incarnation, he turns his crooner voice toward vintage hillbilly, honky-tonk, and California country sounds. “When I wrote [the pedal steel-driven Western anthem] ‘Outlaw Heart’ for the first Tiger Army album, I figured people would hate it as a lot of our audience at the time came from the world of punk rock,” said Nick in press materials. “I released it anyway because it was a song I loved and it meant a lot to me. People were more open-minded than I thought, and it became not only one of my favorites, but one of the favorites of our fans. It was conceived as one song, but it was just the beginning.” On Saturday, Aug. 13, check out Eyes Like Satellites (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $6 presale or $7 at the door). The local band describes their sound as “original yet nostalgic … that takes you right back to the excitement of your first high-school kiss.” Finally, on Sunday, Aug. 14, Pelican will hit SLO Brew (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $12 presale or $14 at the door), with their “glacier-thick walls of guitars.” According to press materials, “The instrumental quartet from Chicago is not only a group of talented musicians with past features in New York Times and more, but their seemingly operatic compositions take a life of their own, drawing from varied traditions ranging from post-rock to stoner metal.”

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starting with Philip Gibbs, who’s currently touring in support of his fourth studio release, The Petroleum Age, bringing his rambling western show to The Porch on Thursday, Aug. 11 (6:30 p.m.; all ages; pass-the-hat). Then on Sunday, Aug. 14, you can check out Jim Bruno, who’s been called a songwriter’s songwriter, maybe because his songs have been performed by some great songwriters such as Shawn Colvin, Mary Lou Lord, Chuck Prophet, and Thad Cockrell. The Bay Area resident has also played bass, guitar, and sung in the Shawn Colvin Band for a number of years and often performed with Shawn as a duet (1 p.m.; all ages; pass-the-hat). The Kreuzberg showcase on Tuesday, Aug. 16 features Susan Marie Reeves, a Santa Barbara performer who calls her original music “Gypsy Newgrass”—a combination PHOTO COURTESY OF NICK 13

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of bluegrass, folk, Irish, and alternative poprock (6:30 p.m.; all ages; pass-the-hat). She celebrated the release of her second solo CD, Young Heart, produced by the late, legendary multi-instrumentalist, Kenny Edwards. As always, each showcase features five or six other performers playing four-song sets.

End of one era, start of another

Molly’s Revenge is a true force to be reckoned with, a Celtic juggernaut that transports listeners to the verdant green hills of Ireland, where gingers with pipes are kings! I caught their act at Live Oak this year, and they were simply amazing—warm, engaging, virtuosic. For $10 this Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Red Barn at South Bay Community Park in Los Osos, you can see this terrific group of performers in an intimate setting beginning at 6 p.m., but if you come early at 5 p.m. with a dish to share, you can enjoy an impromptu jam during the potluck. “The band has big news for local fans of the popular fiddle-and-bagpipe group,” said multi-instrumentalist Stuart Mason. “With a heavy heart and many fond memories, Pete Haworth (aka—“The Admiral”) has decided to step down as singer and spokesman for Molly’s Revenge as of Dec. 31. After 10 years of joyous music making, ten CDs, hundreds of performances, thousands of travel miles, and tens of thousands of hours looking for gigs, Pete Haworth has finally decided it’s time to STARKEY continued page 59

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hang up his bouzouki. “Haworth is looking forward to his second retirement and finally getting to work on projects that have been on hold for the last 10 years,” added Mason. “Of his time with the band, he says, ‘I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time with Molly’s Revenge and feel hugely fortunate that I was able to be a part of such SONGWRITER’S bluegrass style, so you may here a great band. I’ll never forget the SONGWRITER songs by Paul Simon, Etta James, musical experiences, the amaz- Shawn Colvin Cream, and more. ing musicians I’ve met along the collaborator Jim Portland-based act Rare Monk way, and the wonderful fans that Bruno plays Aug. 14 is touring through town with at Sculpterra. have made the last ten years, a stop at Frog and Peach this the experience of a lifetime. I Thursday Aug. 11 to support wish the rest of the band the best of luck as their newest release, Astral Travel Battles. they go forward, continuing the legacy of The Paul Chesne Band will open the show Molly’s Revenge.’ The remaining members right after Farmers Market, followed by Rare will continue to honor Pete’s vision for the Monk. Get your pop, rock, psych, jazz, and band as they continue into 2012 and beyond.” funk on with a band that took first place in This is a BYOB concert. Come celebrate Ethos Magazine’s “Bandest of the Bands” one of The Admiral’s final performances. competition in Eugene. Unfinished Business plays the next More music… Paso Robles Concerts in the Park show this Friday, Aug.12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Cache Valley Drifters delivered the City Park. “The ‘60s may be over, but an awesome set of contemporary bluegrass the members of Unfinished Business still at this year’s Live Oak Music Festival, so I have a passion for the rock’n’roll of that know they’ll be in good form when they play era—arguably the best music of all time,” Thursday, Aug. 11 at Painted Sky Studios said organizers in press materials. “Come (8 p.m.; $20 tickets are Boo Boo’s, the Cambria Business Center, or by calling 927-8330) and enjoy the great artists of the ‘60s, ranging from the Animals to the Zombies and Friday, Aug. 12 at Windsong House and including the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Concerts in Paso Robles (visit reverbnation. the Rolling Stones, and various Motown com/show/3727349). These guys are masters artists.” The concert is free! at interpreting non-bluegrass tunes in a

I can never get enough of Inga Swearingen, whose gorgeous voice and kind spirit shine through whether she’s performing one of her own songs or interpreting someone else’s. At 8 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 12, the jazz vocalist will be joined by a couple jazz heavyweights—vibraphonist Christian Tamburr and trumpeter Dominick Farinacii—in the Recording Arts Room (7160) of Cuesta College. Quincy Jones said of Farinacii’s playing, “This kid is 360 degrees,” and Tamburr’s playing has been compared to Stefon Harris by helping “to inject young blood into the art of vibes and marimba performance.” Tickets are $15. Award winning jazz vocalist Giacomo Gates performs at D’Anbino Winery this Friday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. Heavily steeped in the traditions of the vocal improvisers from Louis

Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to Betty Carter and Leon Thomas, Gates is “known for his interaction with the audience through witty comments and informative introductions, [and] every performance becomes a lesson in jazz history. Giacomo’s sheer joy, talent, exuberance, wit, and creativity make him one of jazz’ most compelling artists.” He’s touring in support of his most recent recording, Giacomo Gates Sings The Songs of Gil Scott-Heron: The Revolution Will Be Jazz, which was released last month. Tickets are $15 at the door. Call 773-4131 for more info. Court Street and The SLO Jazz Festival Present a free outdoor concert with the incomparable Tipsy Gypsies this Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon to 3 p.m. If you like your jazz hot, dirty, and sexy, you’ll love this blistering Gypsy jazz combo. Maheyla and The Ritual brings their blues, alt-rock, worldbeat, and reggae sounds to Day with Creative Women at the Mission Plaza at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. The daylong event will feature a number of excellent performers, so stick around all day! Way back about a million years ago when I was a bellman at the Inn at Morro Bay, I used to dig the cool jazz sounds of piano man Brett Mitchell, who played regularly in the lounge. That’s why I know there’s going to be a cool show this Saturday, Aug. 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. when Brett and his wife Julia Mitchell present an evening of standards and torch songs made famous by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Diana Krall, and others. The cover’s just $5 (free for Record Club members). This Saturday, Aug. 13, check out jazz

GYPSY NEWGRASS Santa Barbara resident Susan Marie Reeves brings her original sound to Kreuzberg showcase on Aug. 16.

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saxophonist David Baron Stevens at Linnaea’s Café at 8 p.m. “I’m new to the area and have had my most recent major performance at the Bakersfield Jazz Festival 2010 where I opened for Dave Douglas, Charlie Hunter, Christian Scott, and Hiroshima. I’ll be working with local musicians, so it should be a very fun night. We’ll PHOTO COURTESY OF MOLLY’S REVENGE also be recording live that FLOG THIS! Celtic powerhouse Molly’s Revenge plays night, which will go directly the Red Barn on Aug. 13. to iTunes and Amazon (vibraphone and vocals) will also be on hand. for purchase. I could sure There’s a 4 p.m. show for $15, a 7:15 p.m. use some energy from the locals to make show for $12, or see both shows for $20. Call that night special.” Check out this world 927-0567 for reservations. jazz performer, the newest addition to our Jack Grisham of punk act TSOL will be at community of local performers. Boo Boo Records this Sunday, Aug. 14 from This Sunday, Aug. 14, the Avila Beach 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. as part of his “The Jim Golf Resort continues its “Sundays on the Sand” concert season with a real humdinger: Jones of West Coast Punk” Tall Tales and Q & A event (The cover’s $5; free Kool Aid with Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO), your admission!). You can get up close and with opening sets by Dan Curcio of Still personal with this legendary punk icon, who’ll Time (acoustic) and The JD Project. This be reading excerpts from his new book An is an all-ages, family -friendly environment American Demon as well as telling tales from where they’ll have lawn games, barbecue, his storied past. and a full bar for those Amy Cunningham 21-and-older. Best of all, will play Linnaea’s Café the 1 p.m. concert is free, this Tuesday Aug. 16 and AOL is an awesome at 8 p.m. According to live band! Don’t miss it! her press materials, Soul Stew will provide she’s “been writing and the sounds at this week’s performing for as long Sizzlin’ Summer Concert as she can remember, Series show at Ramona and the love she has for Garden Park in Grover what she does is evident Beach on Sunday, Aug. in every performance. 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. Bring Opening for acts like a blanket or lawn chair Jeremy Fisher, Wil and to kick back on the grass, Craig Cardiff, she conenjoy a glass of wine or tinues to hone her craft beer, and dance or just and write songs about listen to the great music. life and change. ‘There’s Shop for freshly grown a hold that her voice fruits and vegetables, has on people,’ says forfreshly canned jams, mer band-mate Rachel jellies and salsas, fresh McBride. ‘There’s someflowers and plants, and JAZZ HEROES Trumpeter thing about its purity Dominick Farinacii (pictured) will join much, much more at the vocalist Inga Swearingen and vibraand soul that makes adjoining farmers market. phonist Christian Tamburr at Cuesta you want to listen and On Sunday, Aug. 14, College for an Aug. 12 concert. connect with her.’” bassist Luther Hughes Seattle-based act and his Cannonball/Coltrane Project is the next attraction at the Fa- Aldea, featuring Alex Aldea, has embarked on a West Coast tour that will take them to mous Jazz Artist Series at the Hamlet. The Last Stage West this Wednesday, Aug. 17. band has been praised as one of America’s Call 461-1393 for details. ∆ most exciting new projects, with its most recent recordings atop the national jazz charts for many months. Besides the leader Hughes Keep up with Glen Starkey via twitter at on bass, the band includes Glen Cashman (tenor sax), Bruce Babad (alto sax), Ed Czach twitter.com/glenstarkey, friend him at Myspace.com/glenstarkey, or contact him at (piano), and Paul Kreibich (drums). Series gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. co-producers Charlie and Sandi Shoemake

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BRANCH ST. DELI: 203 Each Branch St., Arroyo Grande, 489-9099. Live music Fri. from 5:308:30 p.m. THE CLIFFS RESORT: 2757 Shell Beach Road, 773-5000 or cliffsresort.com. F. MCLINTOCKS SALOON: 750 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach and in the Arroyo Grande Village, 773-1892 or mclintocks.com. Pismo: Live music Mon.-Wed., 6-9 p.m.: Tennessee Jimmy Harrell, Fri.-Sun., 6-9 p.m.: Doc Stoltey. GATHER WINE BAR: 122 E. Branch St. in the Village of Arroyo Grande. 8/12: Erin Teran, 7-10 p.m. 8/13: Acoustico, 7-10 p.m. HARRY’S NIGHT CLUB AND BEACH BAR: Cypress and Pomeroy, downtown Pismo Beach, 773-1010. Thurs.: Front Row Karaoke. LIDO RESTAURANT AT DOLPHIN BAY: 2727 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, 773-4300 or TheDolphinBay.com. Join Three Martini Lunch every Thurs. and Fri. from 6-9 p.m. Matt Cross plays Tues. at 5:30 p.m. 8/11 and 8/12: Michael Dias 6 to 9 p.m. MONGO’S SALOON: 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 489-3639. Music every day. MR. RICK’S: 404 Front St., Avila Beach, 595-7425. Fri.-Sat.: Live music, 9 p.m. Sun.: Live music, 3 p.m. THE SANTA MARIA BREWERY: 112 Cuyama Lane, Nipomo, 349-2090. Tony Baloney from 4-6 p.m. every Sat. SEAVENTURE: 100 Ocean View, Pismo Beach, 773-4994. Live music in the Fireplace Room on Wed. from 6-9 p.m. SLO DOWN PUB: 1200 E. Grand Ave. (at Brisco Road), Arroyo Grande, 473-0102. Tues. Bluesday: Jam night with Jim Townsend Blues Band from 7-10 p.m. VENTANA GRILL: 2575 Price St. Pismo Beach, 773-0000, or ventanagrill.com. Matt Cross plays on Mon and Wed. evenings. VINO VERSATO: 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, 2956622 or vinoversato.com. Open jam session every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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BON TEMPS CREOLE CAFE: 1000 Olive St., 5442100. Mon., 6-9pm: Open Mic Night with Bently Murdock. Wed., 6:30-8:30pm: Billy and Charlie Foppiano or Valerie Johnson and Al B Blue. Thurs., 6:30-8:30pm: Red Skunk Jipzee Swing Band. CREEKY TIKI: 782 Higuera St., 903-2591. Blues Masters Jam on Wed., 7-10 p.m. FROG & PEACH PUB: 728 Higuera, 595-3764.

New Times’ Clubs lists lounges, res8/11: Paul Chesne Band, taurants, and cofRare Monk, 9 p.m. 8/18: 80 fee houses where Proof, 8 p.m. THE GRADUATE: 990 Industrial you can dance or Way, 541-0969 or slograd.com. listen to live Wed.: College Hump Night, with music. Wild 106 (DJ). Thurs.: Country

Stampede (DJ). first Sat.: Big Chill Night (DJ). KREUZBERG: 685 Higuera St., 439-2060. Songwriters At Play is on Tues., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Headiners: 8/16: Susan Marie Reeves; 8/23: John Schmidt; 8/30: Aileene Espiritu. LINNAEA’S CAFE: 1110 Garden St., 5415888. 8/11: Mark Stocksdale, folk/rock/ Americana, 7 p.m. 8/13: David Baron Stevens, bossa nova/jazz/latin, 8 p.m. 8/13: Amy Cunningham, acoustic/folk/soul, 8 p.m. MADONNA INN: 100 Madonna Road, 5433000. Thurs.-Fri.: Frank Gary Band, Sat.: Rose Garden, Sun.: DJ Nancy Lara, Mon.: SLO Rug Cutters, Wed.: Frank Gary Band. OASIS: 675 Higuera St., 543-1155. Fri.-Sat.: SLO Beledi. PAPPY MCGREGOR’S: pappymcgregors.com or 543-KILT (5458),1865 Monterey St. Live music is Wed./Thurs./Fri. from 6-9 p.m. SANITARIUM: 1716 Osos St., 215-9305. First and Third Wed. from 7-10 p.m. live music with singer songwriters. SLO BREWING CO.: 1119 Garden St., 543-1843 or slobrewingco.com. 8/11: The Cab, 7 p.m. 8/12: Nick 13 of Tiger Army, 8 p.m. STEYNBERG GALLERY: 1531 Monterey St., 547-0278. Z CLUB: 2010 Parker St., 544-2582.

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with a single focal length lens that I think is around 28mm. He separates himself from the mechanical aspect of taking photographs and simply documents fashion on Glen What an STREET PHOTOGRAPHER Bill Cunningham is at the center of the the street and incredible look into new documentary Bill Cunningham New York, screening exclusively at high society the life and career The Palm. functions. He is a of a true obsessive. photographer of Bill Cunningham about a man no one knows doing something few can OLD FASHIONED Bill checks negatives at his local film the purest form. The amount understand. Look up “arcane” in the dictionary, and you has lived, breathed, processing shop in Manhattan. of effort he puts into his work should find a photo of Bill Cunningham. and eaten his life’s doesn’t let him do anything work—chronicling Steve Look up passionate in the dictionary and you’ll else, and I think it’s a sad portrait of a man—however, fashion trends—for decades! He has no interest in art, find a picture of Cunningham also. He’s an extremist, he seems to be very satisfied with his life. Shocking food, architecture, or any other aesthetic pursuit save really, and that’s not a word usually given to a man that perhaps, as he admits never to have had a romantic fashion, mostly women’s fashion. Despite this, he’s a is so kind and so particular about making sure that relationship, it brought to mind another highly focused charming, thoughtful, fascinating person who over the he never publishes a photo making someone look bad. and successful man, Sir Isaac Newton, who apparently course of 84 minutes viewers will come to appreciate Regardless, he’s an extremist in his work and life and died without ever having a romantic relationship either more than likely one will not be able to leave the theater … and perhaps feel sorry for. At one point deep into and supposedly said his greatest achievement was never without having to think about him and his life for some the documentary, filmmaker Richard Press asks Bill having given himself to a woman. if he’s ever had a romantic relationship, if he’s gay. time to come. I left the theater wishing I had 10% of We never get the answer to the second question save Glen If that’s what it takes his drive and Bill’s acknowledgement that any man this interested to be great, I’ll gladly settle motivation, and in women’s fashion could be perceived as such, but the for mediocre! As I watched although many shocking answer to the first question is “no.” Bill says this film, I thought of my will leave debating there was no time, no interest; he was always working. parents—my mom at 82 and the merits, or Can you imagine spending a lifetime emotionally cut my dad at 85, both of whom lack thereof, of off? Even those who know him—high society types are still active—and I realized his austere living such as Lady Astor or fashion icons such as Anna that’s the secret to a long life. conditions and his Wintour or Michael Kors—can offer no insight into Bill never stopped working, lack of romantic Bill Cunningham, the person. He has been completely and neither have my parents relationships, consumed by his passion: photography. And he’s really stopped pursuing what they these are really good at what he does! I was fully engrossed in this film, love, whether that’s travel, very minor points and I don’t care one whit about women’s fashion. golf, floral arrangement, or about him. The craft-making. Bill awakes Steve It’s always fascinating to me to see how more important excited about his job, putting successful photographers work and think, and this thing for me is on his “uniform” of slacks, a movie about Bill Cunningham was both amazing and to see a singly CYCLER Bill traverses the streets of New York on his trusty blue jacket, and, if raining, frightening in its showcase of his work and work ethic. focused, extreme bicycle. a black poncho, then he I’ve looked at his column innumerable times when I individual who is read the Sunday New York Times. Although I was never jumps on his bicycle to cycle not unique in this throughout the city looking to capture the fashion particularly interested in the photos by themselves, world. Rather there are plenty more like him out there, trends he sees. It’s his 29th bicycle, the other 28 having and the insight we get from this film perhaps can help I was always fascinated that this man could actually been stolen, and I can’t help but be in awe of this put together such a vast portfolio of images showcasing us with interactions with other individuals who are similar efforts by so many New Yorkers in a mere week’s octogenarian riding through the taxi-choked streets of focused like him. Most of us are middle of the road when time. He’s depicted in the film as somewhat of an arbiter bustling New York, dragging out his enormous chain to it comes to focus and drive; he’s on the far end of the bell lock his bike to a lamppost, then darting into traffic to of taste, which he denies and he criticizes himself as curve and utterly fascinating. Whether you are a fan photograph a lavishly dressed New Yorker. Yes, I feel not really being a photographer, but I think he’s both. of documentaries, photography, fashion, or just simply sorry for Bill Cunningham, but I Specialized, yes, not only in his interesting people, this film is a must-see. ∆ also respect him, his tenacity, his pursuit to document what people BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK choice to single-mindedly pursue wear in one of the world’s largest Glen Starkey is a New Times staff writer and Steve Miller what he loves, all else be damned. cities, but also in his use of an is New Times’ staff photographer. Comment at gstarkey@ What’s it rated? Not rated This is a fantastic documentary old Nikon film camera, usually newtimesslo.com and semiller@newtimesslo.com. What’s it worth, Steve? $10.00 What’s it worth, Glen? $8.00 Where’s it showing? The Palm

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What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? $9.00 Where’s it showing? Fremont? Bridesmaids tells the story of Annie (Kristen Wiig), who is unlucky in business, in love, and in life in general, but whose bond with Lillian (Maya Rudolph) has sustained her since childhood. When Lillian announces she is engaged, Annie is poised to throw herself into her friend’s wedding preparations, but she is met with unexpected competition from Lillian’s new friend Helen (Rose Byrne), a snobbish socialite who seems hell-bent on usurping Annie’s maid-of-honor duties. (125 min.) —Jason McKiernan; filmcritic.com

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? $9.00 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre (in 2-D)?, Park (2-D)?, Stadium 10 (in 2- and 3-D)?, Galaxy (in 2and 3-D) As World War II rages, wimpy Steve Rogers keeps trying to enlist … and keeps getting turned down. But when he’s recruited for a top-secret project, he’s transformed into a

superhero who defends American ideals. Sounds corny, right? It is, but it’s also a helluva lot of fun! After the dismal wreck that was Thor, Marvel has regained its footing with a film that rivals the Iron Man movies. Here’s a character we can’t help but root for facing off against a foe so evil he makes Hitler look like an underachiever (the always awesome Hugo Weaving as Red Skull). Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is a great guy: kind, patriotic, and honorable. Unfortunately, he’s a weakling, but that very weakness that has steeled his character becomes a strength when he meets Dr. Abraham Erskine, a scientist who’s created a process to give a solider superhuman strength. But who to give it to? Erskine realizes a weak man understands the value of strength, and Steve is chosen. Soon after his transformation, however, instead of being used as a super solider, Steve finds himself part of a dog and pony show used to sell war bonds. When he eventually finds his way to Europe as part of a USO show, he’s mocked by his fellow soldiers, and he finally realizes he has to prove himself. This somewhat long set-up is the best part of the film, which soon turns into a stereotypical battle between good and evil, but there’re enough side stories—Steve’s budding romance with Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), his friendship with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), and his contentious relationship with his commanding officer Col. Chester Phillips (Tommy Lee Jones) —to keep it interesting.

DO THE RIGHT THING Demián Bichir stars as Carlos Riquelme, an Hispanic gardener in East L.A. who works to keep his son away from gangs and immigration officers, hoping to give him A Better Life. It also helps that director Joe Johnston (Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; The Rocketeer; Jumanji; October Sky; Jurassic Park III, The Wolfman) knows how to stage convincing fight sequences and knows the value of subtle special effects. While this origin story doesn’t outshine the likes of Batman Begins, and while Steve Rogers is certainly not as engaging a character as Robert Downey, Jr.’s manic Tony Stark, this is still solid comic book fare. The motorcycles, Captain America’s shield, the train sequences, storming Red Skull’s lair—all of this stuff was deftly done, and the film also featured plenty of humor and heart. It’s also filled with nostalgia and patriotism, and it did a great job weaving in the other Marvel characters like Tony Stark’s father Howard (Dominic Cooper). This film blows away Thor, both Hulk films, Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Elektra, Ghost Rider, and many of the other attempts to bring Marvel comic characters to the big screen. (125 min.) —Glen Starkey

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What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? $9.00 Where’s it showing? Fremont?, Park?, Stadium 10?, Galaxy David Dobkin’s The Change-Up is an odd proposition, which makes the amiable banality that it conjures all the more perplexing. The set-up, in which married workaholic David (Jason Bateman) and stoner-cumsoftcore-porn-star Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) switch bodies after taking a midnight leak in a park fountain, is a conflation of several proper-

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Crashers, though Owen Wilson’s lame duck was neither as sentimental nor as milquetoast as Reynolds’ David increasingly becomes here. Despite its unerring verbal crudeness, Dobkin’s film is a bit of a red herring, opting for the overtly pro-family, deeply conventional thematic arch that has been the big-studio norm for decades now over the crass madness of The Hangover. As one would expect, this leads to plenty of half-assed introspection, which subsequently brings both characters to familiar ends. But with the exception of a pair of confessional scenes from Mann, the emotions feel impossibly serious, unearned, and uncomplicated. And, oddly, there are few secondary characters to pick up the slack and offer a diverse and fully realized sense of the social world in which both men live. This is all to say that the healthy pedigree that the film’s advertising campaign has focused on has all been in the service of passable mediocrity, as irreconcilable in tone as its two main characters are in lifestyles. This is, to a degree, the status quo for romantic comedies, attempting at once to appeal to the frat boy and the family man, not to mention his wife. But The Change-Up’s very premise is a paean to adolescence, and one has to wonder how a film with such an overwhelming interest in the lewd and scatological has any business riding a tide of uninspired Hallmark moments to a clean, cautious ending. (112 min.) —Chris Cabin; filmcritic.com

uneven to begin with—even more so when ties, of which only Big is noteworthy. It’s a you consider how unbalanced the script is fantastical, rote, and frankly dull idea but in terms of character and story developit comes at the right time, as The Smurfs’ financial triumph last weekend sadly prom- ment. This can be excused partially due to the casting, seeing as Bateman is a far ises that nostalgia for the 1980s still has more talented comedian and actor than the plenty of bile ripe for re-treading. Slapped with an R-rating, however, and based off a affable Reynolds. In fact, the switch seems script by the duo behind The Hangover, The essential to the film’s mild successes, as Reynolds’ foul-mouthed ladies’ man is Change-Up would seemingly have injected unconvincing from moment one. He fares some proper nasty moments and plenty of far better in the mundane, softhearted curse-laden one-liners to secure that this coWBoYS & ALIEnS David role, whereas Bateman flourishes in would be a bit more memorable than Vice both scenarios but is responsible for the Versa or the more recent 17 Again. What’s it rated? PG-13 film’s biggest laughs when he takes on the As it turns out, there are a few nasty What’s it worth? $9.00 Mitch role. Would that Bateman had been moments, though they largely involve Where’s it showing? Sunset Drive-In, matched with a young comedian of equal projectile baby poo squirting out of the Downtown Centre?, Park?, Stadium ability (say Seth Rogen or Jason Segel), so 10?, Galaxy rear ends of David’s twins, not unlike if an the film might have been powered by duelobese man were to jump on a full toothAs the title suggests, this genre ing explorations of comedic facets ranging paste tube. Such is modern suburban life, mash up by director Jon Favreau from timing to physicality. which is here portrayed as an inexplicably (Elf, Iron Man 1 and 2) throws together desirable slice of hell, topped off by a loveThis is a problem similar to the one ly but slightly bossy wife (the invaluable Dobkin faced with his mega-hit, Wedding MOVIES continued page 68 Leslie Mann) and a bullied pre-teen daughter. As David PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES survives this mournful existence through the promise of a partnership at his law firm and fantasies of doinking his assistant (Olivia Wilde), Mitch wades through a sea of hook-ups and booty calls while attempting to avoid responsibility and his father (Alan Arkin), who (surprise) is a serial divorcé. The fateful body-swap lands Mitch in David’s body just in time for a career-making merger and David in Mitch’s body only a few hours before he’s set to fake plow an aged porn star who resembles nothing so much as the cross-dressing critter from Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Ostensibly, David yearns for alone time and perhaps a quick one-off with his comely assistant, but Mitch MYSTERIOUS STRANGER Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) wakes wants for nothing, which up in the desert, doesn’t know who he is, and doesn’t know what this makes the switcheroo bracelet’s doing on his wrist, but he finds out quick in Cowboys & Aliens.

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depth of the relationships. We discover, for instance, that even though Dolarhyde is a hard man, he has a soft spot, taking young Emmett under his wing and trying to make him into a man. Dolarhyde’s Indian sidekick (Adam Beach as Nat Colorado … gotta love these names, eh?) also plays a role with effective emotional resonance. Despite these characters being archetypes, and hence open to mono-dimensionality, they’re surprisingly richly developed. Sheriff Taggart is forced to stand up to Dolarhyde, Percy is forced to reexamine his cruelty, as his memory returns Lonergan discovers he’s not a heartless criminal thug, Emmett gets a chance to earn his manhood, and much more. You don’t go into a film like Cowboys & Aliens expecting this sort of depth, but you get it anyway, and the fact that it’s set against a backdrop of evil invading aliens so rotten even sworn enemies—cowboys and Indians—will team up to defeat them … well, come on, that’s just kick ass! (118 min.) —Glen Starkey

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ends without the unmistakable promise of reconciliation, it was because it was well and truly a bad relationship and the blame certainly can’t be placed squarely on the protagonist. We seek nothing but the perfect completion of every relationship we’ve ever had when we go to the movies, to apply proper medication and bandages to all the broken moments we’ve incurred and participated in. Crazy, Stupid, Love, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s second feature as directors, doesn’t flip the script, so to speak, on this particular Hollywood norm, but it does toy with these seemingly ironclad rules far more convincingly than most recent big-studio romantic comedies. There’s an MOVIES continued page 71

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OOPS! Lothario Jacob (Ryan Gosling) easily beds Hannah (Emma Stone), in the rom-com Crazy, Stupid, Love. Wilde as Ella Swenson), and of course the mysterious stranger (Daniel Craig as Jake Lonergan), a man so mysterious even he doesn’t know who he is! He awakes in the desert with a strange bracelet on his wrist and no memory, and after a trio of cowboys tries to bushwhack him, he rides into town, discovers he’s a wanted man, is being transported to trial, and wham! Aliens attack and his bracelet is the only weapon that can stop them. It’s a great set-up! And the film keeps the surprises coming. Of course, there’s a fair amount of incredulity that comes with such a premise, but put that aside and you’re in for a terrifically entertaining ride. Of the many elements that elevate this film beyond simple action fare are the

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? $7.00 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre?, Park?, Stadium 10?, Galaxy I don’t know when exactly the movies became so in love with love, but I imagine the obsession hit its endless stride not long after Virginia Cherrill regained her sight and got a real gander at a penniless Charlie Chaplin in City Lights. Some 80 years on, love still sells better than anything else, including, on occasion, catastrophic violence and gratuitous skimpiness, but it is love of a radical sort—endless and only slightly inconvenienced by improprieties, not warped, sullied, or dismembered. If a relationship

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Blast from the past THE MAN FROM NOWHERE

What’s it rated? R There are things inherently pleasurable to watch in movies, no matter how many countless times you see them. The story of a lone underestimated underdog working his way through a sizable portion of the criminal population is one of those things. The latest film to follow this everdependable formula is the Korean film The Man From Nowhere, a hard-edged lean thriller that’s probably my favorite film to come out of the Korean new wave since A Bittersweet Life. The Korean new wave, for those who need a refresher, is a film movement whose central tenet was apparently making the films that came out of Hong Kong look like the work of mealy mouthed wusses. It’s characterized by its extremity, both of style and narrative content. (This is, after all, the movement that gave us the likes of Oldboy, oh ye of the infamous hammer bashing and live octopus eating.) Like a noncoincidentally large portion of these films, The Man From Nowhere focuses on brutal revenge, albeit a strain more recognizable and accessible to the average American moviegoer than the weird Greek tragedy levels that some of the other films in the movement reach for. The Man From Nowhere acts as basically the Korean Man on Fire, a quiet loner who runs a pawnshop and forms an attachment with an adorable moppet. After said moppet’s mother runs afoul of heroin-dealing, organ-selling, puppy-eating gangsters (puppy eating not confirmed), they kidnap the moppet for collateral. The heretofore mild-mannered pawnshop owner rouses himself and comes to terms with his dark past (spoiler alert: It involves killing a lot of people) to cut a bloody swath through nearly every lowlife in Korea. These types of films work with the merciless efficiency of pistons, first by setting up the seemingly invulnerable, incalculatably evil villains and then watching said villains pale as the hero’s righteous rampage begins and they realize they have fucked with the one person they should never under any circumstances have fucked with. As noted, it’s been done about a billion times before. But like “The Goldberg Variations,” the point is not the music but how the music is played. With its both gritty and stylized atmosphere, kinetic plotting, and genuine emotional involvement of its cast, The Man From Nowhere might tread familiar ground, but it does so with confidence. The film was overshadowed on its initial release by the fully demented I Saw the Devil, but it’s worth seeking out. What it lacks in novelty, it more than makes up for in satisfaction. (2010, color; 120 min.) ∆ —Bryce “Octopus Eating” Wilson

to get for dessert. We are immediately smacked not only by the ordinariness of the situation but by Cal’s legitimate shock, as if he had been awoken from a coma by being beaten with hammers. The announcement that Cal’s better half has schtupped a coworker (Kevin Bacon) causes Cal to go half mad, but he’s not the only one. His babysitter’s (Analeigh Tipton) crush on him is enflamed at the precise moment when his son, Robbie (Jonah Bobo), confesses his undying love for her. His neighbor and close friend (John Carroll Lynch) abandons Cal on orders from his frigid wife, leaving Cal to sip on cocktails at a local bar. Cal is at the end of his rope, but it is in this very bar that he is taken under wing by Jacob (a fantastic Ryan Gosling), a force-five ladykiller and a practitioner of a studied set of get-laid tactics. With a few wardrobe changes and pick-up pointers, Jacob molds Cal into someone capable of seducing a myriad single ladies, including Robbie’s English teacher (Marisa Tomei). But, ironically, Jacob the Lothario seems to be abandoning his own game after getting stung by Hannah (Emma Stone), a witty flamethrower who bucks his methods from the outset.

though the filmmakers seem practiced at narrative pacing and fluidity and know enough to give their cast breathing room to riff. And while Fogelman’s overarching themes are a bit too breezy, he does succeed in presenting social realignments, such as divorce, as truly messy rather than just pestering. So we are given sequences and scenes where genuine complication is brought about, and it is here that the performers elevate the material to something closer to early Albert Brooks or James L. Brooks. Take, for instance, Tomei’s dazzling reaction to a parent-teacher conference with the man who didn’t call her back and his once-thought estranged wife, or—even better—the glorious sequence in which Jacob takes Hannah home for the first time. These are moments to be savored and enjoyed thoroughly, even if the overall story is tamer and less inventive than the directors’ demented and exciting debut, I Love You Phillip Morris, not to mention their superbly perverse scripts for Bad Santa and Richard Linklater’s Bad News Bears. To be fair, however, Crazy, Stupid, Love does share one particular facet with I Love You Phillip Morris, and that is its treatment

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of love as a sort of manic syndrome, as indeed a sort of craziness. This comes to a head in a climactic scene in which Cal is confronted by the father of his babysitter, who also happens to be the friend who abandoned him, when the father finds naked photographs of his daughter meant to be used as a tool of seduction. The scene piles up with entanglements and then dithers into a morose bed of halftruths taken as easy fact by an ensemble of characters overtaken by their emotions. Like the film itself, it’s a messy state of affairs, but in this often hilarious miasma, the truth is gleaned at moments with a bewildering clarity. (118 min.) —Chris Cabin; filmcritic.com

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What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? $8.00 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre?, Stadium 10? Two wounded souls (Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis) decide to engage in an emotionless, no-strings sexual relationship. (109 min.)

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actually Earth thousands of years in the future, Hollywood has tried to trump the original Planet of the Apes. From several early sequels (Beneath, Escape, Conquest, Battle) to a TV series and a misguided 2001 reboot (which director Tim Burton still wishes he could forget), the lure of evolution spiraling out of control has just been too great to avoid. Now, Fox is once again offering a complete overhaul of the franchise, giving us a brand new explanation for the end of humanity and the rise of the chimp. Luckily, it’s a late summer season surprise, a throwback to the days

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What’s it rated? Not rated What’s it worth? $9.00 Where’s it showing? Hearst Castle’s National Geographic iWerks Theater Shot on location in Europe and the United States, this large-format film is a historical narrative following the Hearst family, the famous guests, the architect of the castle, and, of course, the intriguing life of William Randolph Hearst. Informative, with breathtaking cinematography. (45 min.) —Glen Starkey

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What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Bay, Galaxy Writer-director Tate Taylor adapts novelist Kathryn Stockett’s story about an unlikely friendship in Southern America, in which three courageous women break a town’s unspoken rule of African American domestic help fraternizing with their “white betters.” The film stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Ahna O’Reilly, and Allison Janney.

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when science fiction could have heart … and a little horror … as part of its often solemn designs. Will Rodman (James Franco) is an What’s it rated? PG-13 earnest young scientist working on a What’s it worth? $9.00 cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. While his Where’s it showing? Park?, Stadium company and his boss (David Oyelowo) 10?, Galaxy Ever since Charlton Heston crumbled only see dollar signs, the concerned researcher has a more personal reason in the rising surf, realizing that the alien world overrun by intelligent primates for his studies—his father (John Lithgow) is in the final stages of the disease and on which he had been marooned was Will just can’t stand to see him fading away. Unfortunately, PHOTO BY WILSON WEBBB; COURTESY OF most of Will’s work is on hold COLUMBIA PICTURES after an “incident” leaves officials less than enthusiastic about further funding. In the aftermath, Will takes a small ape child into his home, hoping to save its life. As the newly dubbed Caesar (Andy Serkis, via motion capture) grows, he shows signs of remarkable intelligence. Later, it’s determined that the drug works, and that more animal subjects should be tested. However, when Caesar ends up in a cruel compound filled with others of his kind, he decides that the real enemy is man … and that man has to be destroyed. Rise of the Planet of the Apes is an excellent post-modern meditation on animal rights. It’s UNWITTING Pizza deliveryman Nick a smooth and slick entertain(Jesse Eisenberg) finds himself in trouble ment, loaded with emotional when two fledgling criminals kidnap him,

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What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? The Palm In 19th century China, two female friends develop their own code as a way to cope with the rigid cultural standards imposed on women. (100 min.)

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hampered by having literally nothing to do. All he is available for are his raised eyebrow reaction shots and an unconscionably un-cool Rock Band spaz out to Aerosmith’s “Walk this Way.” For every element that tries to step outside the kid vid givens—a shout out to the Smurfs’ actual origins and their real life creator Peyo—there’s mindless slapstick and gags revolving around animal abuse. Perhaps, if it had been made as a standard animated treat with technology giving the creatures an added dimension (by the way, the 3D is unnecessary and unimpressive), we’d have something along the lines of Ice Age or Rio. Instead, the mixture of live action and CG clashes like intelligence and studio decision-making. The Smurfs may satisfy the youngest members of your brood. After all, it was purposely made to do so. As for the rest? They’ll probably tell you to go smurf yourself. (103 min.) —Bill Gibron; filmcritic.com

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What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? $2.00 Where’s it showing? Fair Oaks (in 2-D), Sunset Drive-In (in 2-D), Fremont (in 2-D)?, Park (in 2-D)?, Stadium 10 (in 2- and 3-D)?, Galaxy (in 2-D) The Smurfs smurfs. It’s one of the smurfiest smurfing smurfs you will ever waste your smurfing money on. If you are younger than 8, you will think you’ve rediscovered candy. Everything here is geared toward you and your younger siblings laughing your smurfing heads off. As for the rest of the over-9 demo—prepare to see your childhood pass weakly before your eyes. Whatever charm or quaint benevolence the Belgian cartoon figures used to have has been scrubbed clean by a Hollywood who knows how to hammer out the hackneyed hit material. So out goes all the fun, in comes all the formula. By the end, the obnoxious Alvin and the

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bigger than just a photograph, bigger than just a book full of hot girls—anyone can do that—it’s about reaffirming these young women’s inherent beauty. You know, as adults, when we interact with young people, at every point of contact we have a responsibility to inspire, to reaffirm, to build confidence.” These young models certainly seem like they’re on top of the world tonight, a magical night celebrating real women whose inner beauty was coaxed to the surface, captured, and chronicled. For these 26 young women, this is a night they’ll never forget … and if they do, they can just open the hardcover book ($125), soft cover version ($50), or packages of postcards ($20) and remember. Glen Starkey takes a beating and keeps on bleating. Keep up with him via twitter at twitter. com/glenstarkey, friend him at Myspace.com/glenstarkey, or contact him at gstarkey@ newtimesslo.com.

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Young women today are under so much pressure to be beautiful, and I found the experience of taking senior portraits to help reaffirm their beauty. But I would tell them, ‘I’m not here to make you a model; I’m here to record you being you.’ These girls would come out of the photo a soul … until I spot Pewter Plough sessions with a lot of confidence.” Playhouse doyen Jim Buckley, now What finally sealed the Red apparently Project idea in Joe’s head was consigned to a Buy the book! a call from a parent. wheelchair. To buy the book, magazine, postcards, or “One of the girl’s mothers single images, contact Joseph Dominguez via “Tonight’s the called me crying, and she email at info@josephdominguez.com, or by preview of our said, ‘I’ve never seen my phone at 203-0550. Visit his website at jospehnew show, The daughter look more beautiful. dominguez.com. Woman in Black,” Thank you!’ I mean, what a says Jim. “In the testimony to the process. And 35 years I’ve been running the playhouse, this project was trying to capture that. It’s this is the first preview I’ve ever missed.” Priorities, eh? When you’ve got a swank event with a DJ, red and black lounge furniture, a fancy culinary spread, and 26 smokin’ hot models, even 98-year-olds in wheelchairs know it’s the place to be. And there’s my old surf buddy Dale Masten, who’s friends with the photographer and introduces me. Even though no one but Joe and his producer Monica Raethke have seen the images, he agrees to let me in the gallery room early to grab a sneak peak at the fruits of his labor. Lining one wall are dozens of images, some close-ups, some full body shots, of Joe’s models. Though these young women aren’t professional models, with the hair, make-up, and costuming, they look gorgeous. “That’s exactly the point,” says Joe, a compact guy who grew up in Santa Barbara but double majored in graphic design and photography at Cal Poly. “I came up with the DRESS LIKE JOHNNY CASH Attendees were idea while shooting senior portraits. models dressed in red.

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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW Pewter Plough Playhouse doyen Jim Buckley imparts some sage advice to man of the hour Joe Dominguez.

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Stolen youth How New Times crushed my tiny spirit

DESTROYED BUT STILL HAVING FUN! A time-ravaged Glen Starkey still loves his job, but his arteries are not happy!

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was still in my 20s when I got started at New Times, just a fresh-faced Cal Poly kid spending way too much time trying to finish my English degree, working as night manager in a downtown nightclub, sporting a sensitive ponytail, immersed in music and literature and art. So. Damned. Idealistic. Hell, I even feigned smoking clove cigarettes, wore a trench coat, and obsessively read Sartre’s Nausea.

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“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.” Believe me, I tried to give life a meaning! But that was 40 pounds ago when blood coursed through my arteries unimpeded. I could still run uphill then. Now 20-plus-years later, I’m a broken man, cynical, doughy … a journalist. I have New

Times to thank and blame for it! How did this happen? I got my start because of a 55 Word Fiction story I wrote called “Werling.” Werling Werner was witless. Without worrying whether wife Wilma was working, Werling wasted wampum willfully. Worthless Werling was workless. When Werling woke wondering what wife Wilma was wanting, we wondered why Werling wanted women. Werling was without wisdom. Women want warmth. Wilma was wet. Werling Werner’s weenie was worthless. Wilma went without. Woe was Werling. Fifty-five words exactly, each one starting with “w.” My wasn’t I fancy!?! But these days I write with the dogged, workmanlike prose of a journalist. New Times has beaten the English nerd out of me, trampled it right out, stomped it out, stamped it out. Out. I may be better for it, because no one likes that much alliteration. But that wasn’t my only lesson. I finally realized the responsibility of being a journalist when my duties began to expand

beyond writing the music column, when I started writing theater and art reviews. One of my first “big” stories was when I decided to go to our local art Mecca, Cambria, and visit every gallery. Being a young know-it-all with subscriptions to Art News, Art in America, and Art Forum, I flew into Cambria with both guns blazing, dismissing its galleries as being filled with dull seascapes and banal floral still-lifes. To call the fallout devastating would be an understatement. Cambria businesses ARTS continued page 85 NEW TIMES FILE PHOTO

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became an incubator of my ideas, my educator, my raison dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŞtre. It also became a place where I learned what raison dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ĂŞtre meant, and more importantly, what proper English expression meant. No offense, Cal Poly English Department, but it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until I was being hammered weekly by my editors over my substandard grammar that I bothered to absorb the rules of English. Because of the confidence I gained churning out page after page of prose about local music, art, theater, and film eventsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and because of the ridiculously poor pay offered to journalistsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;I was inspired to return to Cal Poly and get a masters degree, which for the last dozen years or GETTING PUDGY! After a decade and a half of so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used to teach subsequent sitting on his ass staring at a computer screen, New generations of Cal Poly students Times has begun taking its toll on Glen Starkey. how utterly freaking boring it is ARTS from page 83 studying grammar, but how totally fun it is to write about things you love. pulled their advertising, and I became persona Which brings me to my next point: non grata in Cambria. But to his credit, New Everyone wants my job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can you, like, go Times publisher Steve Moss stuck by me. to any show you want for free?â&#x20AC;? Yes, I pretty He did tell me I was an idiot because much can. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any movie for free?â&#x20AC;? Yeah. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Cambria never tried to present itself as a you get to interview artists?â&#x20AC;? Yep! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man, cutting edge art Mecca, wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t comparing thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so awesome. I wish I had your job!â&#x20AC;? itself to New York or Paris or even Carmel. For a while, I tried letting people do my job. AfHe was right. I was a stupid punk who had ter Arts Editor David Vienna left New Times trashed a wonderful community of artists in for greener pastures, the weekly film review print because they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Jackson Pollock, Cy column he inventedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Split Screenâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;became Twombly, or Robert Motherwell. my baby, and instead of finding a permanent Live and learn. replacement, I opened the co-reviewerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spot to Over my 20-plus-year tenure, New Times

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cynical than I used to be. But I still love, love, love what I do. Maybe Hunter S. Thompson said it best: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a negative side.â&#x20AC;? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoping I can make it another 20 years. Cheers! â&#x2C6;&#x2020; Keep up with Glen Starkey via twitter at twitter.com/glenstarkey, friend him at Myspace.com/glenstarkey, or contact him at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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Comfort me with locally grown foods Our culinary scene is growing in strides worked in upscale restaurants in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Napa Valley, and who relished the idea of living in wine country and working closely with farmers throughout SLO County. Indeed, the new interest in artisan foods, and chefs supporting local farms is a trend happening across America. Among our most successful new chefs, who established eateries of the caliber you’d expect in major cities, were: chef Pandee Pearson who started at Windows on the Water in Morro Bay, chef Evan SAY IT WITH FOOD Photographer Steve E. Miller took it upon himself to try these recipes himself, with favorTreadwell who able results. Here are his notes: I’d like to note that if you are not a professional chef, you should set aside at opened Lido least 90 minutes for prep of the dishes and the best bet is to make the peach lemonade first as it can be set eight years ago, aside to chill while the other two dishes are being made. I ended up making the fondue second as it can be stored on a double boiler without adverse affect until the mussels are finished. You end up with a lot of fondue, and chef Chris so I’d cut the recipe down to half amounts if you’re serving only two people which the mussels and lemonade Kobayashi who are seemingly portioned out for. Lastly, I messed up when I was in the store and I didn’t buy the red grape tomateamed with his toes because I read it as red grapes only. With apologies to Chef Kobayashi, I used chopped Roma tomatoes brother Mike and way more garlic than he called for. All in all, the recipes enabled me to create the dishes accurately and in Kobayashi to the process I learned some fundamental cooking things like making simple syrup and roux. create Artisan in Paso Robles. While I was sorry chefs to SLO County. Although I was arly in 1996, I relocated here to lose Treadwell in June to the Devil’s impatient over the fact that it didn’t from San Francisco where I Thumb Ranch Resort near Denver, happen sooner, I love the way our was part of that vibrant food Colorado, Lido is now in the capable community has grown. We have so and wine scene for 10 years. At first, hands of chef Brian Collins, Treadwell’s much more to choose from in casual I whined constantly that the culinary sous chef the first three years. Pearson eateries and elegant dining rooms scene here was woefully behind. The has moved twice in the past decade: she throughout the county. two restaurants people recommended started Adelina’s in Nipomo a few years Little did I know when I started constantly were chef Bill Hoppe’s, ago, and now she’s reestablishing one writing for New Times in June of now Hoppe’s Garden Bistro run by of our oldest resorts as a destination for 1996, that chef Laurent Grangien was the deceased chef’s family, and chef fine cuisine once again. already planning to open his fabulous Ian McPhee’s Grill in Templeton. Pearson recently became Executive French bistro in Paso Robles. Oh, we Otherwise, most upscale restaurants Chef at the Gardens of Avila had other talented chefs come here, around the county were Italian. They Restaurant in the Sycamore Mineral attracted by the growing wine industry were very good, undoubtedly. But we Springs Resort in Avila Valley. I but they lacked the vision of Grangien. had a multitude of small mom and pop asked Pearson what she thinks has places that were nothing like the casual Many took over local hotel kitchens, jumpstarted Americans’ appetite. some started new restaurants, but yet great dining I had enjoyed in the She was quick to credit the Food they were short-timers. Finally, we city. Slowly but surely, the blossoming Network and the Internet. “The food started getting new chefs who had wine industry began attracting more PHOTO BY STEVE E. MILLER

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Young yet quite drinkable at this early point, it’s at its best with equally vibrant dishes. I enjoyed the forward black cherry, tangy red cherry, and plummy aromas and flavors, highlighted with notes of strawberry and spice. An impressive wine that’s layered in flavors, it’s a classic that expresses typical characteristics of the Monterey cool climate appellation in which the grapes were grown. Winemaker Jeff Pisoni, of the family famed for Pisoni Vineyard, said it’s a collaboration between Pisoni and Sara Floyd, a Master Sommelier in San Francisco: “Together, we wanted to create enjoyable wines meant to be consumed on many occasions.” They recommend pairing this wine with grilled steak or quail, or roasted chicken. Available at 15 Degrees C in Templeton, it’s a very good buy at only $22 retail.

Ruffino 2010 Orvieto Classico D.O.C. I tried this tasty Italian white at an Italian restaurant in Denver where it was paired with a family style meal and found it quite appealing. Pretty floral and fruit aromas lead to notes of ripe golden apple, pear, and citrus with nuances of almond blossoms. Not only was it delightful with a fruit and veggie salad, it paired well with chicken and pasta in pesto sauce. A large producer, yes, but it’s a good value at $8.99 on sale at BevMo! and widely available in grocery stores.

scene is changing everywhere as the public becomes more educated about food. Even if they don’t own a lot of cookbooks, they can get recipes online, and they’re starting to cook at home again. They no longer make dining out about the expense,” Pearson explained. “People are also getting away from chain restaurants and eating healthier.” A longtime supporter of our Farmers’ Markets, she has also established an herb and vegetable garden onsite for the restaurant. Chef Chris Kobayashi brought on loads of new interest in SLO County cuisine from people across the nation when he recently received the nomination by the James Beard Foundation as the Best Chef in the West. He was the first south Central Coast chef (SLO and Santa Barbara counties) to earn this prestigious nomination. When asked what he thinks may have made more Americans become food savvy, he credited ethnic cuisine: “Accessibility to food from different cultures has provided Americans more opportunities to try different cuisines. Our country has such varied growing regions that we are able to grow, produce, and have access to so many different items,” the passionate chef explained. “More importantly, America CuISINE continued on page 88

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is made up of so many cultures and the influences of all these people have made Americans more savvy in general.” The chef modestly told me it’s too early to compare our dining scene to San Francisco or L.A. But the Kobayashis have established a contemporary restaurant of excellent quality, and it has earned the respect of locals and wine country visitors who fill this busy restaurant nightly. He believes we need more chefs to take interest in relocating here to open restaurants. “We need chefs to recognize the full potential of this area and come here,” he explained. “I have lived and worked in both San Francisco and Napa, and there’s no doubt this area has better accessibility to produce, ranches, etc. This county is a perfect model for sustainability.” Mike Kobayashi, co-owner and dining room manager of Artisan, agrees that we need more restaurant choices. “We need more eateries, of all genres and price ranges, to come in and push the creative envelope. Competition harbors growth,” he pointed out. I asked which eateries made a difference here and he cited Bistro Laurent, Villa Creek, and Cass House for their contribution to the evolving Central Coast culinary scene. “These three restaurants have

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Peach-Ginger Lemonade Chef Pandee Pearson of Gardens of Avila at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort 1 cup fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice (8-10 medium lemons) 5 ripe peaches skinned, pitted and pureed 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely grated 1 cup simple syrup (recipe follows) 2 1/2 cups cold water 6 sprigs fresh mint 4 sprigs lemon verbena (optional) 1 lemon cut into round slices to garnish

Combine fresh lemon juice, pureed peaches, grated ginger, simple syrup, and water together and stir well. Adjust the sweetness to your taste. The simple syrup recipe below will give you an extra additional halfcup for people who like their lemonade sweeter. Strain mixture through large mesh strainer, then pour strained lemonade over ice in a pitcher. Add a few sprigs of mint and lemon verbena to lemonade and allow to steep before serving. Serve lemonade in large glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lemon rounds, lemon verbena, and mint sprigs. To make it an adult beverage, Chef Pandee also enjoys it with some vodka, which you can add to your taste.

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undeniably made a difference in Paso Robles: Bistro Laurent for chef Laurent Grangien’s leap of faith in coming here so early on to give the north county its first true fine dining restaurant; Villa Creek and its owner Cris Cherry for their history and continued commitment to sourcing the right products for their clientele; and the Cass House for its beautiful new approach to fine dining and providing a top notch dining experience. Team Lorenzen’s true passion for food and wine is evident and executed on a nightly basis,” he said. I emphatically agreed with him. As the restaurant industry grows it will help the community in so many ways, from every level of the hospitality industry to the wineries and artisan farms. “Growth in the restaurants opening here will give diners more reasons and options when they return to our area,” Kobayashi continued. “Several key winemakers have done their share of bringing in experienced palates [renowned chefs who come from all over the country to cook at winemakers’ dinners]; it’s up to the culinary side here to keep up. This is the only way the Central Coast will become a dining destination.” ∆

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Artisan’s Mussels Chef Chris Kobayashi of Artisan (serves two as an appetizer or one as an entrée) 16 oz. mussels, cleaned and debearded 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1 large shallot, sliced 10 red grape tomatoes, halved 1 cup dry white wine 4 tablespoons butter, cubed 5 large basil leaves Salt and red chili flake to taste

Prepare all ingredients ahead. Next, heat a large heavybottomed pot with a tight fitting lid on high heat until very hot. Add all of the ingredients to the pot, cover, and cook until all of the mussels open, stirring occasionally. When mussels have opened, taste to adjust seasonings, pour into a large bowl and serve immediately.

Artisan’s Smoked Gouda and Porter Fondue Chef Chris Kobayashi of Artisan

4 ounces butter 1/4 cup and 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour (melt butter and whisk flour in, cook five minutes stirring constantly to make roux) 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 cups Porter (we use Anchor Steam) 3 cups heavy cream 12 ounces white cheddar, cut into small chunks 12 ounces smoked Gouda cheese Tabasco to taste salt and pepper to taste In a large saucepan, make roux as stated above and then add the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, porter, and cream. Take care to stir and don’t allow the sauce to boil. After all the liquid ingredients have been incorporated fully, add the cheese in small chunks, whisking continually to keep the sauce from boiling or breaking. Once the sauce has been incorporated taste and season with Tabasco, salt, and pepper. Strain sauce and hold in double boiler. The chef serves this with garlic toast, andouille sausage, and broccolini but anything you like to dip in cheese works. Yields slightly over 2 quarts.

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ELDER FRAUD PREVENTION FAIR will feature guest presentations from SLO District Attorney’s Office and US Postal Inspection. Information booths provided by SLO government, law enforcement, and non-profit agencies. Participants who attend will be provided with light refreshments, take-home materials, and numerous chances to win door prizes donated by local vendors Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., SLO Veteran’s Memorial Bldg., 801 Grand Ave., SLO., Free. More info: 781-4082, dvallely@co.slo.ca.us. THE 17TH ANNUAL CHORRO VALLEY SHOOTOUT will feature shooting competitions, vintage weapons and period costumery, a dinner and dance event, and awards Aug. 11 through 14 starting at 7 a.m., Morro Bay. More info: 550-5000, chorrovalleyregulators.org. SONS OF NORWAY SUMMER BBQ PICNIC The Stillehavet Lodge of the Sons of Norway is having its “Summer BBQ Picnic” to celebrate the Summer Season on the Central Coast. It takse place Aug. 13 at Biddle Park’s Rockrose Site, 6.5 miles East of Arroyo Grande on Lopez Drive. Bring your own meat and drink plus a side dish or dessert to share, BBQ fire will be provided. The event is free and the public is invited, ($3 Fee to enter park). Be there at 1:00 pm, Biddle Park, 3500 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande . Free. More info: 748-5674, kbkennemann@sbcglobal.net. INAUGURAL BREW AT THE ZOO Spend the evening with the original “party animals” at the zoo while enjoying local microbrews and music. Admission tickets include beer tasting and a commemorative glass. Local food and brewery merchandise can be purchased at the event. $5 Admission to Designated Drivers. Purchase tickets now at the Front Entrance to the Zoo or buy at the gate the night of the event. It takes place Aug. 13 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm, Charles Paddock Zoo, 9100 Morro Rd, Atascadero. $30. More info: 461-5080, zoo@atascadero.org. VICTORIAN TEA Experience the Jack House and Gardens with a traditional Victorian era formal tea in the garden and a guided tour of the house. Limited seating available. Tea time is set for Aug. 14 at 1:30pm, Historic Jack House and Gardens, 536 Marsh Street, San

Luis Obispo. $25 per ticket. More info: 781-7300, recnews@slocity.org, slocity. org/parksandrecreation. CHILI FESTIVAL The Arroyo Grande Rotary Club presents this Western Style Chili Cook-off on Aug. 14 with chili tastings, wild west demos, live entertainment, a car show, kids’ games, arts and crafts, and vendors. 11am-5pm, Biddle Park, 3500 Lopez Dive, Arroyo Grande. $5, kids under 12 are free. More info: 489-7359, chris@peacefulpoint.com, centralcoastchilichallenge. org. ATASCADERO LAKE CAR SHOW The Aug. 19-20 event benefits local charities. This is a family show, with live music, a raffle, vendors of food and vehicle products. Pre-registration highly recommended. Cruise Nite starts at 6:30pm on Fri. and the show is from 10am-4pm on Sat., Atascadero Lake Park, Atascadero. More info: 466-3853, midstatecruizers.org. “PUTTIN’ ON THE DOG” The event is Aug. 20. Accepting sponsor and vendor registrations. The proceeds from the event will help maintain the off-leash dog park located at Elm Street Park. 10am-2pm, Elm Street Park, Arroyo Grande. More info: 550-5334, jbunin@ charter.net, fivecitiesdogpark.org.

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WinEry EvEntS SLO WINE AND GRILL AFFAIR Pair grilled goods with award winning wines on Aug. 13. Proceeds benefit the Transitions-Mental Health Association. 1-4pm, Filipponi Ranch, 1850 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo. $35 presale, $40 at the door. More info: 540-6526, t-mha.org. PASO ROBLES RHONES ON THE RANGE On Aug. 13, the Paso Robles Rhone Ranger Chapter will be hosting the 2nd annual “Rhones on the Range,” a celebration of the best that Paso has to offer! Join us for a browsing dinner featuring bites of food from a selection of Paso Robles chefs, accompanied by the fabulous Rhone-style wines of the 45 member wineries of the Paso Robles chapter of the Rhone Rangers. There will be music for dancing, good company for conversing, and fun to be had by all. The event takes place from 6:30 to 9:30pm, Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery, 5036 S. El Pomar, Templeton. More info: 238-9940, info@pomarjunction.com, rhonerangers.org/calendar/ rhonesontherange.php. SLO WINE AND GRILL AFFAIR On Aug. 13 taste local wines at this benefit event. 1-4pm, Per Bacco Cellars, Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo. $35 per person ($40 at the door). More info:

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Shell Beach. $48.95 per person. More info: 489-3875, judie@murderinmind.com. SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL through Aug. 13: The Comedy of Errors and As You Like It. 6 and 7:30pm, River Oaks Events Amphitheatre, 800 Club House Drive, Paso Robles. $20. More info: 546-4224, info@centralcoastshakespearefestival.org, centralcoastshakespeare.org. THE OCTETTE BRIDGE CLUB Theatre presented by Allied Arts. Tickets can be bought at the Cambria Chamber of Commerce, 767 Main St., 927-3624 and the Cambria Business Center, 1241 Knollwood Dr., 927-8880. The show runs through Aug. 21 at 7:30pm on Fri. and Sat. and 3:30pm on Sunday, Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria. $15.00 except for Gala $20.00; $5.00 for student with I.D.. More info: 203-5072, cusio3@gmail. com. READERS’ THEATRE- In THE nExT ROOm, OR, THE VIBRATOR PLAy A 2010 Tony Award nominee for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist. In the late 1800s doctors invented a new medical device to treat patients afflicted with “female hysteria.” A charming and insightful story of desire, frustration, and understanding between the sexes plays Aug. 12 and 13 at 7pm, San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo. $7-$10. More info: 7862440, kevinharris@slolittletheatre.org, slolittletheatre.org. FROM MAIN STREET TO 42ND STREET Central Coast native Jacque Carnahan will perform a self written musical about her journey from SLO to Broadway. See her dream come to life on Aug. 12 at 7:30pm, Unity, 1490 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo. $25 - $30. More info: 646-483-1731, kelrikproductions.com. THE WOmAn In BLACK - FAmOUS GHOST STORy/THRILLER The Pewter Plough Playhouse is presenting one of the most authentic, gripping, and acclaimed ghost story/thrillers to reach the stage. The director is Charles Duncan, and the play runs through Aug. 27. with evening shows every Thurs., Fri., and Sat. at 7:30pm; Sunday Matinees at 3pm, Pewter Plough Playhouse, 824 Main Street, on the corner Sheffield St., West Village, Cambria. $15 - $25. More info: 9273877, boxoffice07@pewterploughplayhouse.org, pewterploughplayhouse.org. CORE DAnCE COmPAny adult division, presents “Confessions of a Love Junkie” recommended for audiences ages 16 and up Aug. 11, 12, 14, and 14 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 13 at 2 p.m., 116 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande. $18. More info: coredance.cc@gmail.com. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Sorcerer Productions presents one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time from Aug. 12 through 28. This affectionate spoof features a downand-out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. It plays Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm with matinees on some Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm., Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Avenue, Arroyo Grande. $25-$35. More info: 489-9444, boxoffice@clarkcenter.org, clarkcenter.org. BROADWAy By THE SEA AT CHAPmAn HOUSE Opera of SLO’s annual show takes place on Aug. 13 and features singers performing the music of Broadway. 1pm (concert starts at 3), Chapman House, Shell Beach. $40 and up - prepaid box lunch available. More info: 541-5369, operaslo.org. DAnCIn’ 2011 The Academy of Dance presents its annual school show, “Dancin’ 2011” on Aug. 14 featuring the talented students and staff of The Academy of Dance. 2pm, Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave. at Cal Poly, SLO. $20. More info: 756-2787, pac.calpoly@ gmail.com, pacslo.org. AUDITIOnS FOR SORCERER

PRODUCTIOnS: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Auditions for the Oct. 7-23 production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Call for appointment, come prepared with a monologue 1-2 minutes long, and be a part of Sorcerer Productions’ first season! The casting call is for Aug. 14 at 6pm, Studio@ 328-4837, info@ sorcererproductions.org, sorcererproductions.org. GLEE CAmP! is Aug. 15 through 19 for ages 12 and up with a maximum class size of 20 students. This camp teaches how to form your own Glee Choir with chances to perform in ensembles and solo with producer/ director Daniel Witzke and PCPA director/actor/choreographer Michael Jenkinson. The camp runs each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro St., SLO. $275. More info: 781-3889 Ext. 14, act@slolittletheatre.org, slolittletheatre.org. LEWIS BLACK: “In GOD WE RUST” One of the most prolific and popular comedians working today, Black has perfected observing the political and social absurdities in life, expressing what the rest of us cannot say in polite company, and comes to town Aug. 25. 7:30pm, Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave. at Cal Poly, SLO. $40-$68. More info: 756-2787, pac.calpoly@gmail.com, pacslo.org.

Film & TV FILm AnD TV ACTInG CLASS This adult and youth class is on Sun. and is taught by a professional film actor/ director/producer. All ages and experience levels welcome. Times vary, La Perla Del Mar, 205 Windward Ave., Shell Beach. More info: 323-488-9388, act@metchikstudio.com, metchik studio.com. DIAnE TUTTLE PRESEnTS: LET’S TALK TRAVEL Have you been somewhere exciting? Share your travel experience! Be a guest on the show! It airs Thursdays at 6pm, Fridays at 11:30am, and Saturdays at 1 pm on Local Channel 2 Publc Access. 12:00 am, Let’s Talk Travel, 570 Higuera St. Suite 225, san luis obispo. More info: 781-2630, atc@ itravelconsultants.com, itravelconsultants.com. mOVIES In THE PARK by the City of Atascadero feature a screening of Wall-E Aug. 13, Toy Story 3 Aug. 20, and Oceans Aug. 27. All screenings start at 8:15 p.m., Sunken Gardens Park, 6500 Palma Ave., Atascadero. Free. More info: 461-5000, atascadero.org. mOVIES AT THE mISSIOn Free Movies at the Mission provide cinematic fun in a unique outdoor setting and proceeds benefit the SLO Skatepark Building Fund. Aug. 13: Mary Poppins, Aug. 20: Hook, Aug. 27: Over the Hedge. Movies begin at dusk, Mission Plaza Amphitheater, 989 Chorro, SLO. More info: 781-7300, recnews@slocity. org, slocity.org/parksandrecreation.

Music AVILA BEACH FISH AnD FARmERS mARKET Food from local eateries and live bands on Fridays through September. 4-8pm, Avila Promenade, Avila Beach. More info: coastalfarmersmarket@gmail.com, avilabeachpier. com. GROVER BEACH SIZZLIn’ SUmmER COnCERTS Along with a farmers market, all ages are welcome. Bring a beach chair or a blanket. On Sun. showcasing a different band each week through Sept. 25, along with a Farmers Market. 3-6pm, Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach. More info: 473-4580, grover.org. SLO COnCERTS In THE PLAZA

Take place Fri. through Sept. 2 in Downtown’s Mission Plaza and features local music. 5:30-7:30pm, SLO. Concert is free. More info: 541-0286 , downtownslo.com. ARROyO GRAnDE SUmmER COnCERT SERIES These free afternoon concerts take place on alternating Sundays at the Rotary Bandstand in Heritage Square Park in the Village and take you on a journey through the decades. 1pm, Rotary Bandstand, In the Heritage Square, Arroyo Grande Village. More info: 473-2250, arroyograndevillage.org. TUESDAyS In THE PARK Hear live music at the Atascadero Lake Park July through August at 9305 Pismo Ave. 7pm, Atascadero. More info: 466-2044, 461-5000, or atascaderochamber.org. FREE JAZZ COnCERTS Court Street Centre and SLO Jazz Festival have put together a fantastic line up of free summer concerts on Saturdays on the Terrace at Court Street through Sept 17. Noon-3pm, downtown, SLO. More info: slojazzfest.org. COLOny COnCERTS On EnTRADA On Thurs. through Aug. 11 live bands will perform on Entrada Avenue in the center of downtown. Local eateries and shops will be open and Main Street will host a weekly beer boot. 7-10pm, Entrada Ave., Atascadero. free. More info: 462-0177, smartincenter@gmail. com, atascaderomainstreet.org. TWILIGHT COnCERTS In THE PASO ROBLES PARK These free, family, outdoor concerts feature J. Lohr wines and food available for purchase on Fri. through Aug. 26. 5:30-7:30pm, Downtown City Park gazebo, At 12th and Spring Streets, Paso Robles. More info: 238-4103, 237-3988, or 237-4741, prcity.com. SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK Through September. Sundays, 1-4pm, Salisbury Vineyards, 6985 Ontario Road off of the Avila Beach exit, Avila Beach. More info: 595-WINE, salisburyvineyards. com/activities. DOnATI FAmILy VInEyARD LIVE - SUmmER COnCERT SERIES Every Fri. enjoy the Bocce court, wine, dancing during a showcase of local live music of all genres through Aug. 26. 5-7pm, 2720 Oak View Road, Templeton. Free. More info: 238-0676, jbecker@donatiwine.com. SATURDAy In THE PARK COnCERT SERIES 6:30-8:30pm, Lake Park, 9305 Pismo Ave., Atascadero. More info: 461-5000, atascadero.org. LIVE mUSIC AT LOnE mADROnE Through Aug. 21: live music and burgers on Sun. Noon-3pm, 2485 Highway 46 West, Paso Robles. More info: 238-0845, info@lonemadrone.com, lonemadrone.com. CEnTRAL COAST FLUTE CIRCLE Learn and play Native American flutes and accompanying instruments during meetings on the second Thurs. of the month. 6:30pm, SLO Methodist Church, up the ramp in the Wesley Bldg, 1515 Fredericks St., SLO. Free. More info: 489 2930, alicer1@charter.net, centralcoastflutecircle.org. SUmmER SUnSET COnCERTS On the third Thurs. through September. 5:30pm, Pear Valley, 4900 Union Road, Paso Robles. Complimentary. More info: 237-2861, kwells@pearvalley.com, pearvalley.com. LIVE JAZZ Enjoy music and a cheese and wine pairing on Aug. 7 and 21. 2-5pm, Morovino Winery, 76 Landing Passage, Avila Beach. $10. More info: 627-1443, Mrs.Vino@morovino.com, morovino.com. SLO DOWn PUB Aug. 11: Jim Townsend from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Aug.12: The Crisptones from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 13: The California Blues Band from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 14: Open Mic with Lev from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 15: Forty Years from 6 to 8 p.m. and Open Mic with Lev from 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 16: Bluesday Tuesday Jam from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 17: Pacific Swing Band from 7 to 9:30 p.m. 7 to 9:30 pm, SLO Down Pub,

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Brisco & Grand, Arroyo Grande. More info: 481-4067. MICHAEL DIAS Singer/ songwriter plays live Aug. 11 and 12 from 6-9pm , The Lido at Dolphin Bay, 2727 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach. More info: 773-4300, thedolphinbay.com. RED BARN COMMUNITY MUSIC SERIES presents the dynamic celtic music of Mollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Revenge on Aug. 13. There will also be a potluck dinner, so bring a dish to share and beer to drink. It starts at 6pm, The Red Barn at South Bay Community Park, 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. $10 donation (not required). More info: 5349201, Find them Red Barn Community Music Series on facebook.com. INGA SWEARINGEN shares her joyful voice and folksy jazz on Aug. 12 with Christian Tamburr and Dominick Farinacii at 8pm, Cuesta College, Hwy 1, San Luis Obispo. $15. More info: 546-3195. NICK13 plays vintage Americana music on Aug. 12 at 8pm, SLO Brew, 1119 Garden St., San Luis Obispo. $13/ $15. More info: 543-1843, nick13. UNFINISHED BUSINESS The eighth installment of the Paso Robles summer concert series features a tribute to 60s era rock and roll. Food and wine will be

available to purchase. It takes place Aug. 12 at 5:30pm, City Park, Paso Robles. Free.. More info: 237-3988, prcity.com/ recreation. THREE MARTINI LUNCH performs live music at The Lido at Dolphin Bay Resort Aug. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. More info: martinilunch3@yahoo.com, thedolphinbay.com. PIANIST BRETT MITCHELL performs live piano music Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., In Heaven Chocolates, 701 Price St., Pismo Beach. More info: 464-0258, brettandjuliamitchell@charter.net, brettandjuliamitchell.com. PHILIP GIBBS performs live in concert including songs from his recent album The Petroleum Age Aug. 11 at The Porch, Santa Margarita. Call for times More info: (512) 773-2755, philip_gibbs@yahoo.com, reverbnation.com/philipgibbs. TRILOGY AT MONARCH DUNES CONCERT SERIES Get down to free music in the Grandstand Tennis Courts. Food available for purchase. Aug 12: Burning James & The Funky Flames plays from 6pm to 8pm , Monarch Club, 1645 Trilogy Pkwy, Nipomo. Free. More info: 343-7510, gina.forsmann@trilogyresortliving.com. SONNETS & STRINGS Classical strings

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his newest body of work of surreal and hauntingly beautiful oil paintings showcasing the Central Coast through Aug. 14. Open daily, Vault Gallery, Main St., Cambria. More info: mark@markbeckpaintings.com, markbeckpaintings.com. JEAN NEAS Her watercolor and pastel JOE SCHWARTZ presents an exhibit paintings show through August. Open of his art through Aug. 28. 12:00 am, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of SLO Thurs.-Mon.: Noon-7pm and Sat. from 10am-7pm, Christian Lazo Tasting Room, County, 2074 Parker St., SLO. More info: 544-1669, nancykoren@charter.net. 840 13th St., Paso Robles. More info: 227-0190, jeanneas@charter.net. speciAl Art “SIT ON THIS!” Showing the humble events or exalted chair as an art object. The display will run through Aug. 22 by ART IN THE PARK AT DINOSAUR appointment only, Heaven and Earth, CAVES On the first Sun. of the month 964 Chorro St., San Luis obispo. More through November this outdoor arts/ info: 602-1542, lynnelisehessler@ crafts festival features more than 125 yahoo.com. vendors of paintings, glass, jewelry, SARAH WINKLER - “GOLDEN textiles, home decor, pottery, along CONTOURS” Shows at the SLO with live music and food. 10am-4pm, Museum of Art in August. Open daily Shell Beach. More info: 704-8128, except Tues., 1010 Broad St., SLO. More artinthepark_2006@hotmail.com, artininfo: sarahwinkler.com. theparkshellbeach.com. GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE pres- MORRO BAY ART WALK - ART ents the art of fauvist and impressionist GALLERIES OPEN HOUSE Sample painter Ron Dieb and digital imagery of food and wine and talk with local artChuck Roche through Oct. 29. 12:00 ists on the second Fri. of every month. am, 1060 Palm Street, SLO. More info: 5-8pm, On the Embarcadero, Morro Bay. 541-4252 , ccgala.org. More info: 772-1068. “PAINTING NEVER GROWS OLD” WINE AND THE ARTS Indulge your This show hangs through August. Open senses. 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gAlleries “CIRCLE OF LIFE” A photographic collection capturing intimate glimpses into the life of flowers by local artist Sabrina Rouse hanging through Sept. 15. 6-9pm, Frame Works, 339 Marsh St., SLO. More info: 542-9000, sara@ sloart.com, sloart.com. ENCAUSTIC SHOW An international Encaustic Artists Competition, Consequential Fusion and Life is Beautiful hangs through Aug. 13. Open daily from noon-4pm, Art Center, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. More info: 772-2504, artcentermorrobay.com or kcbeaton.com. CUESTA COLLEGE ART GALLERY “Artists Books” hangs through Aug. 26. Gallery hours are from 11am-4pm, Hwy 1, room 7170 - park in lot 2, SLO. More info: 546-3202, academic.cuesta. edu/finearts. ARTS OBISPO presents the exhibit by sign artist Sean Beauchamp “Letters to the Universe” through Sept. 3. 12:00 am, ARTS Obispo, 570 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo. More info: 544-9251, artsobispo.org. DEXTER SMITH’S OPEN WORKING ART STUDIO features the works of Dexter Smith, Ron Isham, Nina Palino, Sig Detonancour, G. Santana, and Vernon Welgold open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment, Dexter Smith Open Working Studio, 5945 Entrada Ave., Atascadero. More info: 286-2986, dextersmith2u@yahoo.com. PEG GRADY: DAILY DISCARDS features linens used as canvas for etchings and found objects through Sept. 5. The gallery is open 11am-5pm, 11am-4pm on Sun., closed Tues./Wed., Deer Run Art and Artifacts, 2080 Main St., Cambria. More info: 927-0427, leslie@deerruncambria.com. GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE presents featured artists Karen Peterson, photographer and Don Doubledee, mixed media, in the exhibit “California Dreamin” through Aug. 29. An artist reception is Aug. 12 from 5pm-8pm 5 to 8 p.m., California Dreamin, 601 Embarcadero, Suite 10, Morro Bay. Free. More info: 772-1068, gallery@nonajanestudio.com, galleryatmarinasquare.blogspot.com. “PAINTING WITH LIGHT” - PAUL J. MCCLOSKEY features “New Visions of the Central Coast” photo-paintings by Paul J. McCloskey. A continuing collection of work from the California Central Coast Landscape, including: seascapes, coastalscapes, dunescapes, vineyardscapes, and of course the backroads and old barns from all over the Central Coast Aug. through Sept. open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Paso Robles City Hall, 1000 Spring St., Paso Robles. Free. More info: 235-3001, paul@paintingwithlightstudio.com, paintingwithlightstudio.com. STEYNBERG GALLERY presents an exhibition of tribal masks, sculptures, and fetish figures from Africa through Sept. 25. 12:00 am, 1531 Monterey St., SLO. More info: 547-0278, sgallery@ charter.net, steynberggallery.com. THE ATASCADERO ART ASSOCIATION invites the public to attend its Fall All Member Art Exhibit showing through Oct. An opening reception is Aug. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m., Martin Polin Community Room, Atascadero Library, Atastcadero. More info: torilepore@yahoo.com. A SUMMER SAMPLING featuring oil paintings by Robert Howell, shows through Aug. 29. An artist reception is Aug. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m., A Summer Sampling, 601 Embarcadero, Suite 10, ART continued page 101

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Call For artists JEWELRY SHOW Participate in a winter exhibition of unique and imaginative jewelry. Submit by Sept. 8. 10am-6pm, Frame Works, 339 Marsh, SLO. More info: 5429000, sara@sloart.com, sloart.com.

Classes and Workshops CAMERA CLUB OF SLO This ongoing program meets on the second Thurs. for those interested in photography and learning different methods to create interesting photographs. 7pm, Vets Hall, 801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. More info: 7817306, slocameraclub.org. MIXED MEDIA MOSAICS These retreats take place Aug. 18-21 and Nov. 3-6. Call for times, Camp Ocean Pines, 1473 Randall Drive, Cambria. $215 and up. More info: 927-0254, campocean pines.org.

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PASO ROBLES PIONEER MUSEUM A collection of visual and written history, preservation of the cultural heritage of California’s Paso Robles area through displays and historical literature. Times vary, 2010 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles. More info: 239-4556, pasoroblespioneermuseum.org. MISSION SAN MIGUEL ARCANGEL The newly restored Mission San Miguel Arcangel was founded on July 25, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen, Presidente of the California Missions Chain. Named for Saint Michael the Arcangel, it was the 16th mission founded in the 21 mission chain in Alta California. Mission San Miguel’s appearance is much the same as it was when founded. Times vary, 775

Mission St., San Miguel. More info: 4673256, missionsanmiguel.com. ESTRELLA WARBIRD MUSEUM This museum exhibits military artifacts, vehicles, over 30 aircraft, the Woodland Auto Display which features classic and custom autos, and race cars. Thurs, Fri., Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun., noon-4pm, 4251 Dry Creek Road, Paso Robles. Cost ranges from free to $10, discounts for military, student, seniors. More info: 227-0440, ewarbirds.org. THE SHAKESPEARE PRESS MUSEUM This unique space doubles as a working printing shop and is located in the Graphic Communication Department (Building 26, Room 116) at Cal Poly. More than ten presses, 500 cases of type, and various printing ephemera are maintained. Times vary, Graphic Communication Department (Building 26, Room 116) at Cal Poly, SLO. More info: 756-1108 or 909-292-7335. DANA ADOBE Open every Sun. from 1-4pm for tours. Tours available on Sun., 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo. More info: 929-5679 , danaadobe.org. JACK HOUSE AND GARDENS A historic living museum of a Victorian home circa 1880 with original furnishings and ongoing events. Tour the historic and elegant Victorian Jack House for $2. Call for times, 536 Marsh St., SLO. More info: 781-7308, slocity.org/parksandrecreation/ jackhouse.

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Get Fit FIT CAMPS AND SPORT TRAINING These summer camps and sports training for ages 6-18 are through Aug. 25. 9am, Kids Core Fitness, 1052 E. Grande Ave., Arroyo Grande. $64 for 8 seesions. More info: 801-9224, info@kidscorefitness.com, kidscorefitness.com. AIKIDO FOR KIDS - AIKI-MITES For ages 4-7. Movements and games based on the peaceful martial art Aikido. through Aug. 11 and Sept. 1-29. Thurs. at 3:30pm, 209 Bonetti (off Prado and Higuera, turn right on Empresa), SLO. More info: aikido-of-slo.com or 5448866. WATER POLO CAMP From beginners to competitors, this camp teaches students the vital aspects of the growing sport of water polo through Aug. 12 for ages 6 and up. 1:30pm, SLO Swim Center, 902 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo. $75. More info: 781-7288, recnews@slocity.org, slocity.org/parksandrecreation.

Libraries LIBRARY INFORMATION Arroyo Grande: 473-7161, 800 W. Branch St. Story time: Wed. and Thurs. at 10:30am. Atascadero: 461-6161, story time: Wed., 10:30am, for ages 3-6. Cambria: 9274336, 900 Main St. Cayucos: 995-3312. Creston: 237-3010. Grover Beach: 4814131. Open 1-5pm Mon.-Tues, Thurs.-Fri. and Sat. from 10am-2pm. 230 N. 9th St. Los Osos: 528-1862, Thurs. and Fri. at 10:30am. Morro Bay: 772-6394, 625 Harbor St., 10am and 2:30pm. Times vary, SLO County. More info: slolibrary. org. MORE LIBRARY INFORMATION Nipomo: 929-3994. Oceano: 474-7478. Paso Robles: 237-3870. San Miguel: 467-3224. Santa Margarita: 781-5775. Shell Beach: 773-2263. SLO: 781-5775.

Story time on Tues. and Thurs. 10am. 995 Palm St. Times vary, SLO County. More info: slolibrary.org. LOS OSOS LIBRARY The early childhood storytime is on Thurs. and Fri. and movies with popcorn on the first Fri. of the month at 3pm. 10:30am, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Free. More info: 528-1862, jlaurenzi@slolibrary.org.

speciaL events CCG SUPER CAMPS Central Coast Gymnastics camps feature a theme, daily activities, games, and crafts. No experience is necessary, ages 4 and up. Through Aug. 19. Weekly sessions, full or half days, 21 Zaca Lane Suite 100, San Luis Obispo. More info: 549-8408, camp@iflipforccg.com. SAN LUIS OBISPO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM “Fins, Feathers and Fur” is through Sept. 5. Mon-Wed: 10-3, Thurs-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5pm, 1010 Nipomo St., SLO. More info: 544-5437, slocm.org. KIDICAL MASS These rides meet in Mitchell Park on the first Thurs.: Aug. 4 and Sept. 1. 5:45pm, Osos St. and Pismo St., SLO. Free. More info: 547-2055, info@slobikelane.org, SLOKidicalMass.org.

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has an exhibit on Native American people of the Central Coast. Summer Weekends: Sea Otter Experience is from 11am-3pm in the Morro Rock parking lot through Sept. 5. 10am-5pm daily, 20 State Park Road, Morro Bay. More info: 772-2694 ext. 105, parks. ca.gov. SLO RANGER-LED HIKES AND TRAIL WORK DAYS Aug. 21: Bishop Peak at Patricia hike. Hikes are at 1pm and workdays start at 9am, SLO County. Free. More info: 781-7300 or 7302, slocity.org/parksandrecreation. TOGETHER GREEN DAYS Meet at the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve on Aug. 13 to be a part of this nationwide initiative to tackle our environment challenges. Clean-up starts at 9am-12pm, Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, 660 Ramona Ave., Los Osos. Free. More info: 239-3928, hslettel@calpoly.edu, morrocoastaudubon.org.

sports & Wellness FaciLities SKATEBOARD PARKS Atascadero: 5493 Traffic Way. Info: 461 7606 or 461-5000. Los Osos: 2180 Palisades Ave. Open daily, 10am-dusk. Info: 7815930. Cambria: on Main St. Morro Bay: at Coleman Park next to the rock. Info: 772-6279. SLO: at Santa Rosa Park. Grover Beach: 1750 Ramona Drive, Grover Beach. Open every day. $2. Cayucos: located near the pier, by the Veterans Center (C St. and North Ocean) and 95 Cayucos Drive. Info: 597-4725 or 235-6003. Paso Robles: 19th and Riverside Ave. Templeton: 6th and Main

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Killing Clampetts Someone is murdering members of the Beverly Hillbilly family. Could it be the butler? Enjoy an evening of interactive theater while dining on a three-course meal at the Spyglass Inn Restaurant at 2703 Spyglass Drive in Shell Beach. All-inclusive tickets cost $48.95. Call 489-3875 for more information, or visit murderinmind.com. Streets. Info: 434-4900. Times vary, SLO County. More info: slocountyparks.com/ facilities/skatepark.htm. AQUATICS IN SUMMER Registration is going on now for kids classes taking

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Gifted Gals Celebrate womanhood at the Mission Plaza in SLO on Aug. 13 with the Women’s Community Center and the Commission on the Status of Women as they present “Day with Creative Women” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 544-9313 for more information.

Lucia Birth Center, 4251 S. Higuera St. Suite 300, San Luis Obispo. More info: 266-6391, Nicole@ NicoleDonati.com. ZUMBA FITNESS Easy-to-follow dance routines with energizing Latin music that is high energy and calorie-burning. Call or go online for latest class schedule. Classes are Mon. and Thurs. at 9:30am, and Tues. and Thurs. at 6:30pm, Arroyo Grande. First class is free. More info: 801-7012, trishmhall@sbcglobal.net, gozumbagirl.com. AIKIDO Starts on any Tuesday in August. Learn body moves, techniques, and power principles from the modern Japanese martial art of Aikido taught by Chief Instructor Mary Tesoro, 4th degree Black Belt. 7pm - no reservation needed, Aikido of San Luis Obispo, 209 Bonetti (off Prado and Higuera, turn right on Empresa), SLO. $15 per class, $35 for 4 classes. More info: 544-8866, sensei@aikidoslo.com, aikidoslo.com.

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acres the club offers horse boarding, leasing and turn-out. Through August. 2pm, Central Coast Polo Club, 2320 Clark Valley Road, Los Osos. Free. More info: 801-9410, megan@centralcoastpolo.com, centralcoastpolo.com. SENIOR SOCIAL AND DANCE There is music, dancing, friends, and refreshments at this monthly themed event with a live band. Ages 50 and up are welcome to attend on the second Monday of each month. 1-3:30pm, Vet’s Hall, 780 Bello, Pismo Beach. $5. More info: 773-7063, pismobeach.org.

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ARROYO GRANDE In the Spencer’s Market parking lot on the corner of Grand Ave. and Courtland on Wed. 8:30am, Arroyo Grande. More info: 544-9570. ATASCADERO In the Sunken Gardens Special eventS in the historic downtown Colony District SUNDAY POLO Come out and watch on Wed. 3-6pm, at East Mall and El Sunday Polo at Central Coast Polo Camino Real, Atascadero. More info: PRENATAL/POSTNATAL YOGA Club. Casual attire, and family friendly. 748-1109. Tuesdays 11:30am and Saturdays Riding lessons and polo lessons offered. PASO ROBLES In three places: Tues. at 12:30pm. 1 class per week $50, or 2 The club offers weekly scrimmages and City Park, 3-6pm, Fri. at Wal-Mart parkclasses per week $90. Times vary, Santa private or group lessons. Located on 80 ing lot at Niblick and River Road from

9am-12:30pm, and Sat. at City Park from 9am-12:30pm. Times vary, Paso Robles. More info: 748-1109 or 237-0345. PISMO BEACH Is on Wed. 3-7pm, on the Promenade, Pismo Beach. More info: 773-4382, info@pismochamber.com. SHELL BEACH Fresh fruit, massages, and several vendors. Overlooks bluffs of the Pacific on Sat. 9am-1pm, Dinosaur Caves Park, Shell Beach. More info: 773-2222. TEMPLETON In the City Park on Sat. 9am-12:30pm, at Sixth and Crocker Streets, Templeton. More info: 7481109. CAMBRIA On Fri. 2:30-5:30pm, Main St. next to the Veterans Hall, Cambria. More info: 924-1260 or 927-3624. ARROYO GRANDE VILLAGE Live entertainment, fresh fruit, flowers, and more on Sat. Noon-2:30pm, Village Gazebo area, Arroyo Grande Village - downtown. More info: 489-6597, arroyograndevillage.org. SAN LUIS OBISPO In two places: On Higuera St. from Nipomo St. to Osos St., Thurs., 6-9pm. Live entertainment and barbecue. And at the Promenade parking lot near World Market (off Madonna Road), Sat. from 8-10:30am. Times vary, SLO. More info: 541-0286 or (Call 5449570 for Saturday info). AVILA BEACH FISH AND FARMERS FARMERS continued page 106

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call 295-6622 for more information. MARKET Food from local eateries and live bands on Fri. through September. 4-8pm, Avila Promenade, Avila Beach. More info: coastalfarmersmarket@ gmail.com, avilabeachpier.com. MORRO BAY Takes place on Thurs. and Sat. in the Spencer’s Market parking lot. 3-6pm, Morro Bay Blvd. and Main St., Morro Bay. More info: 7724467 or call 544-9570 for Thursday info, morrobay.org. CAYUCOS Through Sept. 2 on Fridays. A great opportunity to buy local products, produce, and flowers. 10am-12:30pm, Vets Hall, Parking lot, Cayucos. More info: 995-1200 or cayucoschamber.org. GROVER BEACH Coincides with live concert on Sun. through Sept. 25. 3-6pm, Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach. More info: 473-4585 , grover.org. LOS OSOS/BAYWOOD PARK Mondays. 2-4:30pm, At Second and Santa Maria Streets, Los Osos. More info: 748-1109. SLO CERTIFIED FARMERS MARKET

On Sun. find produce, fish, local meats, vendors, musical entertainment, and baked goods. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kennedy Club parking lot, 3889 Long St. (at Tank Farm Road), SLO. More info: sloccfm@ gmail.com, sloccfm.com.

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at the Mission Plaza. This festival features women’s creative visual and musical arts and musical entertainment from all genres. It takes place Aug. 13 from 10am-5pm, Day With Creative Women, Mission Plaza, SLO. Free. More info: 544-9313, rwerdja@ aol.com, wccslo.org . BRoADWAY GoES CoUNTRY On Aug. 13 Project Theatre Foundation Classes presents an original musical written by BEGINNING DRAWING CLASS-6 Wendy-Marie Foerster with food, wine, WEEKS Students will learn the basic beer, and desserts. Help build a skills of drawing, using pen, ink, charVisual and Performing Arts Center in coal, and pencil. This six week class Paso Robles. 6pm, Harris Stage Lines is appropriate for very beginning skill Event Center, 5995 N. River Road, Paso level, as well as artists who want to Robles. $40/$50. More info: 467-3901, enhance drawing skills in other cresueolt123@yahoo.com, projecttheatreative media. The class meets Fridays foundation.org. from 9:30am to 12:30pm, Cuesta FIESTA Come enjoy an afternoon College, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo. fiesta with games, music, a taco bar, $110 for six weeks. More info: 546and a marketplace with beautiful 3132, klinn@cuesta.edu, communityhandcrafted items and delicious baked programs.net. goods. Santa Margarita Community RAW FooD TALK AND Church is raising funds to build a home DEmoNSTRATIoN New Frontiers for a family in Mexico through AMOR & Raw Food Betsy have partnered to Ministries and hosting this event present a monthly Raw Food Talk & on Aug. 14 from 1pm - 3pm, Santa Demonstration class series. You’ll Margarita Community Hall, 22501 I catch Betsy preparing delicious, Street, Santa Margarita. Adults: $8, organic, raw food dishes in the new Children 10 and under: $6, Families: demonstration kitchen on the third $30 max. More info: 438-5011, moc@ Saturday of each month from. Firstsantamargaritacc.org. come limited seating and food tastings. AmERICAN CANCER SoCIETY’S The next class is offered on Aug. 13 THE GIFT oF moRE BIRTHDAYS from 2pm to 3:30pm, New Frontiers A Garden of Hope offers a festive Market, at the corner of Froom Ranch opportunity to support the Society’s Road and Los Osos Valley Road, San world-class research programs and Luis Obispo. NO CHARGE . More info: essential patient services on Aug. 28. 732-3879, Betsy@rawfoodbetsy.com, 2-5pm, Avila Bay Club & Spa, 6699 Bay rawfoodbetsy.com. Laurel Drive, Avila Beach. $100 per PARTNERING WITH YoUR DoCToR person. More info: 473-1748, Bettina. - ALZHEImER’S The Brown Bag Peterson@cancer.org, gala.acs Series is designed for the individual events.org. vho would like further education on specific dementia topics on Aug. 18 (and Nov. 17 in SLO.) Noon, Twin Cities Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Road, Templeton. Free. More info: 547-3830, sara.bartlett@alz.org, alz.org.

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SLo ALZHEImER’S LATE STAGE This group meets on the second Thurs. of each month. 10am, Mission View GUIDED mEDITATIoN GRoUP Health Center, 1425 Woodside Drive, Meets on Sat. 10am, Unity Church, 1490 Southwood Drive, SLO. Donation. SLO. More info: 543-0210 or 547-3830. More info: 545-7939, RuthCherryPhD@ PARKINSoN’S CAREGIVERS GRoUP - SoUTH CoUNTY Informal aol.com, meditationintro.com. meeting on the second Thurs. of the SAN LUIS oBISPo NEWComERS month. 12:30pm, Arroyo Grande. More CLUB This is a social organization whose purpose is to extend a welcom- info: Info and location: 489 8796. NoRTH CoUNTY PARKINSoN’S ing hand to people in the SLO County CAREGIVERS SUPPoRT GRoUP area. Lunch meetings with guest This group meets for lunch and discusspeakers are held on the first Wed. of sion on the second Fri. of the month. the month. RSVP required. 11am, SLO. More info: slonewcomers.org or slone- 11:30am, Carrow’s Cafe, Atascadero. More info: 466-7226. wcomers@gmail.com. CAREGIVERS oF EARLY-STAGE CENTRAL CoAST mASSAGE CommUNITY Central Coast Massage ALZHEImER’S This group is for those who are new to caregiving for Community meets the second Mon. of each month. Guest speakers, peer sup- a family member with memory loss or recently diagnosed Alzheimer’s. Meets port, community education and more. on fourth Tues. 10am, Alzheimer’s Certified Practitioners/Therapists Association, 3480 South Higuera St., welcome. 6-8pm, Heartwood #120, San Luis Obispo. More info: Therapuetics, 500 Cypress St., suite 547-3830. S-17, Pismo Beach. More info: 5560268, info@centralcoastmassagecom- SLo ALZHEImER’S/DEmENTIA GENERAL INTEREST This group munity.org. meets the third Wed. each month. 1pm, First Baptist Church, 2075 Johnson Ave., SLO. More info: For more information including respite possibilities, please call: 547-3830. A.L.S. Commonly known as “Lou FooD FoR THoUGHT Dine out and Gehrig’s Disease,” this group meets help end Alzheimer’s Disease on Sept. the third Sat. each month. 2pm, French 14. All day, Nucci’s, 165 Broad St., Hospital Auditorium, 1911 Johnson 106, San Luis Obispo. More info: 547Ave., San Luis Obispo. More info: 3830, cynthia.wittmeyer@alz.org, alz. 455-8342. org/cacentralcoast/in_my_commuLARYNGECTomY GRoUP The support nity_21086.asp. group meets on the fourth Thurs. of the ENDLESS SUmmER This silent month. 3pm, American Cancer Society, auction is Aug. 13. 5pm, Creeky Tiki, 1540 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande. 782 Higuera St., SLO. $30. More info: More info: 473-1748, cancer.org. 440-9923, concertinab@hotmail.com, CAREGIVERS AND LoVED oNES oF quotaslo.com. EARLY-STAGE ALZHEImER’S AND DAY WITH CREATIVE WomEN The oTHER mEmoRY LoSS This group Women’s Community Center and the is for those who are new to caregiving Commission on the Status of Women for a family member with memory loss present “Day with Creative Women” or recently diagnosed Alzheimer’s and

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meets on the first Tues. of the month. A separate support group for the caregivers/significant others is held in a separate room at the same location, same time. Call for times and dates, SLO. More info: 547-3830. NICoTINE ANoNYmoUS Weekly meetings are on Wed. 6:30pm, 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero. Free. More info: 466-4032, ddeick@sbcglobal.net. PASo RoBLES ALZHEImER’S/ DEmENTIA GENERAL INTEREST Open to all, this group meets the second Tues. of the month. 5:30pm, Emeritus/Creston Village, 1919 Creston Road, Paso Robles. More info: Elana Peters at 975-8270. ARRoYo GRANDE ALZHEImER’S/ DEmENTIA GENERAL INTEREST This group meets on the second Wed. of each month. Call Amity House Adult Day Program in advance to arrange free respite 489-8894. 1pm, First Methodist Church, 275 N. Halcyon Road, Arroyo Grande. More info: 547-3830. ADULT CHILDREN oF AGING PARENTS Meets on the third Fri. of the month. Noon, First Methodist Church, 275 Halcyon Road, Arroyo Grande. More info: 455-8342. oVARIAN CANCER Open to patients, spouses, family, friends and anyone interested. No reservations are necessary. Meets on the third Mon. of the month and is facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. 4pm, Hearst Cancer Resource Center, 1941 Johnson Ave, Suite 201-A, San Luis Obispo. Free. More info: 542-6234, Bettina. Peterson@cancer.org, cancer.org. NoRTH CoUNTY PARKINSoN’S CAREGIVERS Meets on the third Tues. of each month. 10:30am, First Presbyterian Church, 610 Main St., Templeton. More info: 466-7226.

Volunteers SLo mEALS oN WHEELS Dispatchers and drivers needed. Must be available 11am-1pm, SLO. More info: 541-1336, jean@fordens.com. GooD NEIGHBoR PRoGRAm Wilshire Community Services is currently recruiting volunteers throughout San Luis Obispo County for our Good Neighbor Program. Our services include light housework, yard work, transportation, minor home repairs, shopping/errands, meal preparation, and friendly visits by Caring Callers. Once trained, you may choose the days and times you are available to volunteer as well as the services you would like to contribute. Call for more information. oNGoING, VoLUNTEER TRAINING, SLo CoUNTY, VARIES. FREE. More info: 547-7025, jdevereaux@wilshirehcs.org. ToGETHER GREEN DAYS at Sweet Springs Preserve! Be a part of this nationwide initiative to tackle our environment challenges by joining forces to bring about positive change. Help us tend a young oak grove. Plenty of tools, tips, and munchies are provided, plus a chance to win a tee, hat, or tote bag! Meet at 9:00am, Sweet Springs Preserve, Ramona Avenue, Los Osos. More info: 239-3928, mcas@morrocoastaudubon.org. VoLUNTEER ENGLISH TUToR TRAINING The Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County has an ongoing and urgent need for volunteer tutors. For more information or to sign up, please call or visit the website. A $25 enrollment fee is required at your first session. Our two-part Tutor Training Workshop will take place on Saturday Aug. 20 and Aug. 27 from 9am to 3:30pm, The Literacy Council, 1264 Higuera St. Suite 102, San Luis Obispo. $25. More info: 541-4219, tliteracy@ charter.net, sloliteracy.org. ∆

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wenty. Five. Years. A quarter-century ain’t chump change by any measure, let alone a quarter-century in gaming years. Or, as my 6-year-old niece put it when I asked her what she thought of 25 years: “Woah. That’s oooooooooold.” More than just the games themselves have changed. How we play them, who plays them, and who we play them with have all grown and changed over the years. Whether it’s housewives playing on Facebook or kindergarteners playing on smartphones; a pack of drunk friends stumbling in front of a Kinect or buddies in different cities keeping in touch on PSN or Xbox Live, gaming has come a long way in the last 25 years. Back in ’86* when New Times was born, it had some auspicious company in the nursery: the Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Master System. The NES, in particular, which helped bring the gaming industry into being, was on a wild ride, from $3 billion in 1982 down to $.1 billion in 1985 after the Atari bubble— it would be back up to $3 billion by 1989, and from there the sky has been the limit. In honor of New Times’ 25th, here is a look at gaming over the last 25 years. 1986: Nintendo Entertainment System launches for $125. Sega Master System launches for $200. Space Quest I, PC. 1987: Legend of Zelda launches in the U.S.** It was the first game to have a battery and the ability to save games. A few years later it becomes the first game kids try to beat in one sitting without turning off their NES after the battery

dies. Super Mario Brothers starts shipping with the NES. 1988: Contra (upupdowndownleftrightleftrightBA!), NES. Phantasy Star, SMS. First issue of Nintendo Power. 1989: Sega Genesis launches for $189. Nintendo Game Boy launches for $89. Atari Lynx, the first color handheld, launches for $149—doesn’t matter ’cause you can’t afford one anyway. 1990: NEC TurboExpress launches for $250-$300. You still can’t afford one. Six AA batteries for three hours. NeoGeo launches for $649. Doesn’t matter, ’cause you really can’t afford it with $200 games. And here we are, bitching and moaning about the $60 price point for next-gen titles. Super Mario Brothers 3, NES. 1991: Super NES launches for $199.95, includes Super Mario World. Sega Game Gear for $149, and takes six AA batteries (but at least you get six hours instead of three). Sonic the Hedgehog, Genesis. 1992: Sega CD add-on for Genesis released, $299. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, SNES. Dune II, PC, becomes the first real-time strategy game. Castle Wolfenstien, PC, becomes the first first-person shooter. Atari 2600 officially retired. Good night, sweet Duck-dragon. MOOOOOOORTAAAALL KOOOMMMBAAAT released in arcades. 1993: Atari Jaguar system launches for $200. Panasonic 3DO launches for $699. Pioneer LaserActive (a laser disk player) for $970. You could get a $600 add-on to play Sega CD and Genesis games, and another $600 add-on to play NEC DuoSoft (DuoWhat? Exactly). CD-ROM games and TurboGrafix gamecards. Total all together? $2170. Doesn’t matter, you can’t afford it. Myst, Doom, PC. BFG 3000, aww yeah. Star Fox, SNES. Having solved all other pressing national issues, the United States Senate holds first hearings on violence in video games. 1994: John Madden Football launches on the 3DO. Seventeen iterations later, it’s still going strong. Japanese get the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation first. Stupid Japanese. Warcraft hits the PC. 1995: Sega Saturn launches in the U.S. for $349, or $399 with Virtua Fighter, the first 3D fighting game. Gamers drool. Sony Playstation launches in US for $299. The first Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is held in L.A. and gamers are introduced to booth babes. Gamers drool. XBand modem for Super NES released in the USA, allowing game play with other players. (There was a modem for the SNES?) Nintendo Virtual Boy launches in the U.S. for $179. 1996: N64 launches in the U.S. for $199. Last game shipped for Nintendo Virtual Boy (Tetris 3D). Resident Evil PS. “Itchy, tasty.” Tomb Raider PS, Quake, PC. 1997: Final Fantasy VII, PS. Gamers collectively get something in their eye when Aeris died. Mario Kart 64, and Goldeneye both released for N64. Four players … at once? Age of Empires, PC, Ultima Online, PC, first graphical MMORPG. 1998: Game Boy Color launches for $79.95. Gran

Turismo, PS. Metal Gear Solid, PS. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, N64. Baldur’s Gate, PC. Boo lives! Half Life, PC. 1999: Sega Dreamcast launches for $199. Silent Hill, PS. Age of Empires, PC. Evercrack (err, Quest), PC. Super Smash Bros, N64. 2000: Sony Playstation 2 launches for $299. Perfect Dark, N64. The Sims, PC. 2001: Microsoft Xbox launches for $299. Nintendo Gamecube launches for $199. Nintendo Gameboy Advance launches for $149. Anarchy Online, PC. Conkers Bad Fur Day, N64. Halo, Xbox. Grand Theft Auto III, PS2, the first 3D version for the series. 2002: Xbox released in Japan. First time Americans can shout, “We got it first, bitches!” Sega discontinues the Dreamcast. Xbox Live launches. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, PS2. Morrowind, PC. 2003: Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker, N64. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, PS2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Xbox. Dead Or Alive: Extreme Beach Volleyball, Xbox—there is one, and only one reason for playing this game: the amazing … physics. SimCity 4, Eve Online, PC. 2004: Nintendo DS launches for $149. Grand Theft

Having solved all other pressing national issues, the United States Senate holds first hearings on violence in video games. Auto: San Andreas, PS2. Halo 2, Xbox. World of Warcraft, PC. 2005: Microsoft Xbox 360 launches for $299-$399. Sony Playstation Portable launches for $249. The Bards Tale, PC. God of War, PS2. Jade Empire, Xbox. 2006: Sony Playstation 3 launches for $399-$599. Nintendo Wii launches for $249. Gears of War, Xbox 360. 2007: Mass Effect, Xbox 360. Super Mario Galaxy, Wii. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, PS3. 2008: Wii Fit, Wii. Grand Theft Auto IV, Xbox 360, Little Big Planet, PS3. 2009: Killzone 2, PS3. Fewer and fewer console exclusives are appearing. Halo 3: ODST, Xbox 360. This is what passes for a 360 exclusive?? Super Mario Brother’s Wii, Wii. Empire: Total War, PC. 2010: The Playstation Move and Xbox Kinect motion controllers launch. Controllers? Where we’re going we don’t need controllers. Mass Effect 2, Xbox 360. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, PC. 2011: Sony and Microsoft are already gearing up for the next generation of consoles. PC exclusives are a thing of the past. 3D gaming is making inroads. What a fascinating modern age we live in. We’ve gone from controlling games with joysticks, four directions, and a button, to controlling games with our bodies. Gameplay today looks like pre-rendered cinematic cut scenes of five to 10 years ago—even better in some cases. Makes you wonder where games are going to be come New Times’ 50th anniversary, doesn’t it? ∆ Contact Contributor Nicholas Walter via Managing Editor Ashley Schwellenbach at aschwellenbach@ newtimesslo.com. *It’s impossible to start a sentence with “back in” and not sound like an octogenarian sitting on the front porch throwing Atari joysticks at kids on the lawn. **Just about every game/platform on this list from the early years launched in Japan before the United States. We’re just going to focus on the U.S. releases.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Dr. Larry Dossey thinks we shouldn’t just automatically dismiss the voices that speak to us in the privacy of our own heads. Some of them may actually have wise counsel, or at least interesting evidence about the state of our inner world. Besides, says Dossey, “it is vital for our mental health to keep the channels open, because when the voices of the gods are shut out, the devils often take up residence.” This would be good advice for you to observe in the coming days, Aries. Don’t let the nagging, blustering, or unhinged murmurs in your head drown out the still, small voice of lucid intuition. (Dossey’s book is The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things: Fourteen Natural Steps.)

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): What are you going to do to attract or induce the phenomena I name in the list below? At least three of them could come your way in the days ahead: 1. a “limitation” that leads to more freedom; 2. an imaginative surrender that empowers you to make a seemingly impossible breakthrough; 3. a healthy shock to the system that tenderizes your emotions; 4. a tough task that clarifies and fine-tunes your ambition; 5. a seemingly lost chance that leads to a fresh promise through the vigorous intervention of your creative willpower.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Thirteen will be your lucky number for the foreseeable future. In fact, a host of things for which the average person has an irrational aversion could be helpful to you. For that matter, influences that you yourself may have considered in the past to be unsympathetic or uncongenial could very well be on your side, and may even conspire to enlighten and delight you. At least temporarily, I urge you to shed your superstitions, suspend your iffy biases, and dismiss your outworn fears.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Anne Cushman wrote a book called Enlightenment for Idiots. It wasn’t a how-to book, but rather a novel about a spiritual truth-seeker wandering through India. As far as I know, no one has written an actual instructional manual with the theme she named in her title. If anyone could do it, though, it would be you right now. Lately, you’ve been getting smarter by doing the most ordinary things. You’ve been drawing life-enhancing lessons from events that others might regard as inconsequential or unsophisticated. I suspect that this trend will continue in the coming days. Through the power of simplicity and directness, you will succeed at tasks that might have defeated you if you had allowed yourself to get lost in complicated theories and overly-thought-out approaches. Congrats!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): For 34 years, a diligent Californian named Scott Weaver worked on creating a scale model of San Francisco using toothpicks. Meanwhile, Eric Miklos, of New Brunswick, Canada, was assembling a 40-foot-long chain of bottle caps. And in 2006, a team of artists constructed a 67-foot-tall gingerbread house, the world’s largest, inside the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. These are not the kinds of stupendous feats I advise you to get started on in the coming weeks, Leo. The astrological omens suggest that you’ll attract blessings into your life if you launch deeply meaningful masterpieces, not trivial or silly ones.

For the week of August 11 with ripe fruit; the planet Jupiter as seen through a powerful telescope; a magnificent suspension bridge at dawn or dusk; a large chorus animatedly singing a song you love; the blissful face of a person you love.

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each phase of dissipation, new vitality incubates and blooms again. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, Virgo, you are currently going through a period of dwindling and dismantling. The light is dimmer than usual, and the juice is sparser. But already, in the secret depths, a new dispensation is stirring.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Where do you want to be at this time next year? What do you want to be doing? I encourage you to fantasize and scheme about these questions, and be alert for clues about possible prospects. Here’s my reasoning, Libra: Some foreshadowings of your future life may soon float into view, including a far-off whisper or a glimpse of the horizon that will awaken some of your dormant yearnings. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that these visions must be acted upon instantly. Instead, ruminate leisurely on them, regarding them as the early hints of potential long-range developments.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Let’s say, hypothetically speaking, that you can’t get The Most Beautiful Thing. It’s out of reach forever. You simply don’t have the connections or wherewithal to bring it into your life. Could you accept that disappointment with a full heart, and move on? Would you be able to forgive life for not providing you with your No. 1 heart’s desire, and then make your way into the future with no hard feelings? If so, Scorpio, I bet you would be well-primed to cultivate a relationship with The Second Most Beautiful Thing.

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(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Storyteller Clarissa Pinkola Estes loves life’s natural rhythms just as they are. She says we can avoid a lot of suffering if we understand how those rhythms work. “The cycles are birth, light, and energy, and then depletion, decline, and death,” she told Radiance magazine. In other words, everything thrives and fades, thrives and fades. After

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): What images would be most helpful for you to fill your imagination up with? What scenes would heal and activate your subconscious mind, inspiring you in just the right ways? I invite you to make a list of at least five of these, and then visualize them often in the coming days. Here are a few possibilities to get you warmed up: peach trees filled

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Scientists have proved beyond a doubt that heavenly bodies cannot possibly exert forces that affect events on earth, right? Well, no, actually, according to research reported in the Dec. 24, 2009, edition of the science journal Nature. It turns out that the gravitational tug of the sun and moon sends significant tremors through California’s San Andreas Fault, and could potentially trigger full-blown earthquakes. Speaking as a poet, not a scientist, I speculate that those two luminaries, the sun and moon, may also generate a lurching but medicinal effect on you sometime soon. Are you ready for a healing jolt? It will relieve the tension that has been building up between two of your “tectonic plates.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “Follow your dreams,” read the headline on some random blog I stumbled upon, “except for the one in which you’re giving a speech in your underwear.” In the comments section, someone named “Mystic Fool” had posted a dissenting view: “I would much rather have a dream of giving a speech in my underwear than of being naked and drunk and inarticulate at a cocktail party, trying to hide behind the furniture.” Mystic Fool’s attitude would serve you well in the coming week, Aquarius. Expressing yourself in a public way, even if you don’t feel fully prepared, will actually be a pretty good course of action—especially as compared to keeping silent and hiding.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Some substances that seem to be rock solid are in fact fluids that move verrrryyy slowly. Bitumen is one example. It’s a form of petroleum also known as pitch. In a famous experiment, an Australian researcher set up an apparatus that allowed a blob of pitch to gradually drip into a container below it. Since the experiment began in 1927, eight drops have fallen. I like to think you’re engaged in a similar long-term process, Pisces. And from what I can tell, a new drop is about to drip. ∆

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FILE NO. 2011-1589 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (6-24-11) The following person is doing business as: FREEWORLD TEXTILES, 335 Tulare, Morro Bay, CA. 93442, San Luis Obispo County. Robert C. Appell & Jennifer Ruth Appell (same address). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Robert C Appell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 6-24-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Katrina Taylor, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 6-24-2016 , JUNE 30, July 7, 14 & 21, 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1602 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) The following person is doing business as: STORKS BY THE YARD 3869 Orillas Way Atascadero, CA 93422, San Luis Obispo County. Melissa Cathleen Mudgett (same address). This business is conducted by an Husband & Wife./s/Melissa C. Mudgett. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 6-27-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ashley Gibson, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 6-27-2016 , July 21, 28, Aug 4 & 11 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1644 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (5-1-11) The following person is doing business as: SEVEN ELEMENTS 420 Graves Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, San Luis Obispo County. Joseph Olson (same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/ Joseph Olson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-1-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ingrid Fagan, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-1-2016 , July 28, Aug 4, 11, & 18 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1676 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-7-11) The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE & COUNSELING SERVICES, 1052 Main Street, Suite F Morro Bay, CA 93447, San Luis Obispo County. Beverly J. Ford, Ph.,D.,CEAP (1373 5th Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an individual./s/ Beverly J. Ford, Ph.,D.,CEAP. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 6-1-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-7-2016 , July 21, 28, Aug 4 & 11 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1681 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-7-11) The following person is doing business as: BELLO MUNDO CAFE, 980 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401, San Luis Obispo County. Jennifer Kan Martinez (203 Palomar, Shell Beach, CA. 93449). This business is conducted by an individual./s/ Jennifer Kan Martinez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-7-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ashley Gibson, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-7-2016 , August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1556 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (6-21-11) The following person is doing business as: 1. LA MUSICA STRING ENSEMBLES 2. LA MUSICA PUBLISHING 319 Creek View Way Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, San Luis Obispo County. Mark G. Kovacs & Ingrid M. Kovacs (same address). This business is conducted by a Husband & Wife./s/ Mark Kovacs.

FILE NO. 2011-1740 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8-31-06) The following person is doing business as: CAMBRIA BUSINESS CENTER 1241 Knollwood Dr. Cambria, CA 93428, San Luis Obispo County. Anthony & Teri Richardson (2779 Trenton St. Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by a Husband & Wife./s/Teri Richardson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-14-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Katrina Taylor, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-14-2016 , July 21, 28, Aug 4, & 11 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1749 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-10-11) The following person is doing business as: 1. CASTLE CREEK PRESS PUBLICATION 2. RYKER DESIGN 6445 Monte Road San Luis Obispo CA 93401, San Luis Obispo County. 1. Devra L. Ryker 2. Darren W. Ryker (same address). This business is conducted by an Husband & Wife./s/Devra L. Ryker & Darren W. Ryker. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-14-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ingrid Fagan, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-14-2016 , July 21, 28, Aug 4 & 11 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1751 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (9-1-94) The following person is doing business as: CAMBRIA CHEVRON 2194 Main St. Cambria, CA 93428, San Luis Obispo County. David L. Thompson (913 S. McClelland Santa Maria, CA 93454). This business is conducted by an individual./s/David L. Thompson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-15-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ingrid Fagan, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-15-2016 , July 21, 28, Aug 4, & 11 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1752 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-15-11) The following person is doing business as: TAYLOR CONSTRUCTION 1575 Strand Way #B Oceano, CA 93445, San Luis Obispo County. Carlos Taylor (same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Carlos Taylor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-15-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ingrid Fagan, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-15-2016 , July 21, 28, Aug 4 & 11 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1757 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8/1/06) The following person is doing business as: PEOPLES CHOICE HEATING & AIR, INC., 2741 McMillan Ave, Suite C, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401, San Luis Obispo County. Peoples Choice Heating & Air, Inc. (same address) “State of California”. This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/Richard Johnson, Secretary Treasurer . This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-15-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Katrina Taylor, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-15-2016 , August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1767 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-15-11) The following person is doing business as: 3C WINE COMPANY 1335 Vendels Circle Paso Robles, CA 93446, San Luis Obispo County. WCP Cellars LLC (same address). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/WCP William Parcell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-15-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Angela McCormick, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-15-2016 , July 21, 28, Aug 4 & 11 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1768 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (2-14-01) The following person is doing business as: APEX PROPERTIES 505 Higuera Street, Suite 100 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, San Luis Obispo County. Apex Properties Real Estate Brokerage, Inc (same address). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/Tim Barnes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-18-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Sandy Currens, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-18-2016 , July 21, 28, Aug 4 & 11 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1773 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-18-11) The following person is doing business as: JUNK TO THE DUMP 315 Arroyo Vista Lane Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, San Luis Obispo County. Bernard John Diggins (same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Bernard John Diggins. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-18-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Pamela S. Weaver, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-182016 , July 21, 28, Aug 4 & 11 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1784 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-19-11) The following person is doing business as: TEA BERRY 851 Higuera San Luis Obispo CA 93401, San Luis Obispo County. 1. Barbara Stennett (1250 Cedar St. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 2. James Booton (same address). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Tom Stennett. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-192011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ashley Gibson, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-19-2016 , July 21, 28, Aug 4, & 11 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1788 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-20-11) The following person is doing business as: VOILA BY VIOLA 1592 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, San Luis Obispo County. Nicolette Viola Lynch (1295 Chaparral Circle San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Nicolette Lynch. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-20-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Katrina Taylor, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-20-2016 , July 28, Aug 4, 11, & 18 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1792 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (5-11-07) The following person is doing business as: TEMPLE BUILDERS 1419 Blueberry Avenue Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, San Luis Obispo County. 1. 2007 Temple/Yost Family Trust 2. Neil Temple - Trustee 3. Jenea Yost - Trustee (all same address). This business is conducted by a Trust./s/Neil Temple. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-20-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Pamela S. Weaver, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-20-2016 , July 28, Aug 4, 11, & 18 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1808 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-21-11) The following person is doing business as: A.C.C.I. 1614 Sage Ave. Los Osos, CA 93412, San Luis Obispo County. Joseph P. Ryan (same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/ Joseph P. Ryan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-21-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By A. Gibson, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-21-2016 , July 28, Aug 4, 11, & 18 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1812 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) The following person is doing business as: 1. TRIED AND TRUE LEGAL SERVICES 2. DYNASTY PROJECTS 549 Lindon Lane Ste F Nipomo, CA 93444, San Luis Obispo County. Tyler Gross (same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Tyler Gross. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-22-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Angela McCormick, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-22-2016 , July 28, Aug 4, 11, & 18 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1815 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) The following person is doing business as: SKS WHOLESALE AUTO SALES 741 Humbert Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, San Luis Obispo County. Shari Lee Schramm (850 Tarragon Lane San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Shari Schramm. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-222011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-22-2016 , July 28, Aug 4, 11, & 18 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1817 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-25-11) The following person is doing business as: OPTIONS PARCEL SERVICE, 1413 Riverside Avenue, Suite E, Paso Robles, CA. 93446, San Luis Obispo County. OPTIONS Family of Services (800 Quintana Road, 2-C, Morrow Bay, CA. 93442)”State of California”. This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/Michael Mamot, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-25-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ashley Gibson, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-25-2016 , August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011

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FILE NO. 2011-1818 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-25-11) The following person is doing business as: OPTIONS PARCEL SERVICE, 1524 West Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA. 93420, San Luis Obispo County. OPTIONS Family of Services (800 Quintana Rd. 2-C, Morrow Bay Ca. 93442)”State of California”. This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/Michael Mamot, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-25-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ashley Gibson, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-25-2016 , August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011

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FILE NO. 2011-1819 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) The following person is doing business as: SLOSUPPLY, 2705 Crockett Circle, Los Osos, CA. 93402, San Luis Obispo County. Richard D. Miller (same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Richard D. Miller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-25-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Katrina Taylor, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-25-2016 , August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011.

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FILE NO. 2011-1827 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (4-25-11) The following person is doing business as: GROWLINE 760 Albert Way Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, San Luis Obispo County. Theodorus van de Sande (same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Theodorus van de Sande. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-25-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Sandy Currens, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-25-2016 , July 28, Aug 4, 11 & 18 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1830 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (6-10-11) The following person is doing business as: 1. AVILA WINE COMPANY, 2 .AVILA WINE AND ROASTING, 3. AVILA BEER COMPANY, 4. AVILA BEACH WINE CO., 5. AVILA BEACH BEER CO., 53 San Miguel Street, Avila Beach, CA. 93424, San Luis Obispo County. Manuel Luiz Jr. (958 Skyline Drive, Pismo Beach, CA. 93449). This business is conducted by an individual./s/ Manuel Luiz Jr.. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-26-11-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ashley Gibson, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-26-2016 , August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1841 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) The following person is doing business as: VINTAGE CHIX, 7950 Santa Rosa Rd., Atascadero, CA. 93422, San Luis Obispo County. Jennifer Nicolle Marcano (same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Jennifer Marcano. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-27-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Angela McCormick, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-27-2016 , August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1853 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-29-11) The following person is doing business as: ARMSTRONG IMPORTS, 763 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, CA. 93420, San Luis Obispo County. Christopher C. Armstrong and Eleze Armstrong (same address). This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife./s/C. Armstrong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-29-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ashley Gibson, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-29-2016 , August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011.

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LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1854 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-29-11) The following person is doing business as: PND HANDYMAN SERVICES, 1125 Monterey Ave. Apt. 2, Morro Bay, CA. 93442, San Luis Obispo County. Pedro Perez (same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/ Pedro Perez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-29-11-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ingrid Fagan, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-29-2016 , August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011.

FILE NO. 2011-1869 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (4-1-11) The following person is doing business as: APPLE MASSAGE 671 W. Tefft St #14, Nipomo, CA 93444, San Luis Obispo County. Mikyung Choi (410 S. Hobart Blvd #305 Los Angeles, CA 90020). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Mikyung Choi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-1-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-1-2016 , Aug 11, 18, 25 & September 1 2011.

FILE NO. 2011-1895 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12-14-07) The following person is doing business as: JILL GRAVES STUDIOS, 1055 Meadow Way, Arroyo Grande, CA. 93420, San Luis Obispo County. Amanda Jill Graves (same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Jill Graves. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-3-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ashley Gibson, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-3-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1855 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-29-11) The following person is doing business as: GENUINE STOLEN, 884 Toro Street Apt. B, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401, San Luis Obispo County. Philip Anthony Hurst(same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Philip Hurst. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-29-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ashley Gibson, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-29-2016 , August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1858 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-27-11) The following person is doing business as: CYPRESS HILLS FARM, 4900 Davenport Creak Road, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401, San Luis Obispo County. Wesley E. Armstron and Marilyn D. Armstrong(same address). This business is conducted by a Trust./s/Wes Armstrong, Trustee. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-29-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ingrid Fagan, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-29-2016 , August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1859 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-29-11) The following person is doing business as: HANA KAPIAI, INC., 1203 Marsh St., A1, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401, San Luis Obispo County. Hana Kapiai, INC. (same address)”State of California”. This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/Hanna C. Kim, Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-29-11. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ingrid Fagan, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 7-29-16 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1867 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8-1-11) The following person is doing business as: FOTOPHORIA, 22235 H. Street, Santa Margarita, CA. 93453, San Luis Obispo County. Cody Kleman (Same Address) & Taylor William Chase (8305 San Dimas Road, Atascadero, CA. 93422). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/ Taylor Chase. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-1-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-1-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1868 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (7-23-11) The following person is doing business as: JBC IMPORTS & MARKETING, 5961 Birkdale Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401, San Luis Obispo County. James M. & Elizabeth Mae Cegelski (same address). This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife./s/James & Elizabeth Cegelski. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-1-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-1-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FILE NO. 2011-1877 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8-2-11) The following person is doing business as: MINISTRY GROWTH CONSULTING, 1246 Messina Court, Grover Beach, CA. 93433, San Luis Obispo County. Gary Farrow Clatterbuck & Joy Wegner Clatterback (same address). This business is conducted by a Husband & Wife./s/Gary F. Clatterbuck. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-2-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Katrina Taylor, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-2-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1878 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8-1-11) The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST PROPERTIES, 1701 Via Lantana, Paso Robles, CA. 93446, San Luis Obispo County. Kathryn MitchellPope & Robert A. Mitchell(same address) and Susanne Mary Gradner (P.O. Box 204, Paso Robles, CA. 93447). This business is conducted by Copartners ./s/Kathryn Mitchell-Pope, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-2-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Katrina Taylor, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-2-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1883 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) The following person is doing business as: ANGELS & COWBOYS HAIR SALON AND BEAUTY BAR, 1099 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA. 93402, San Luis Obispo County. Nicole Evans Starlings (1769 14th Street, Los Osos, CA. 93402). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Nicole Starlings. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-2-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-2-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1886 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8-2-11) The following person is doing business as: CALIFORNIA WEST COAST XTREME, 55 Highland Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93405, San Luis Obispo County. Glori I. WIlliams(same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Glori I. Williams. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-2-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-2-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1892 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) The following person is doing business as: PETCO #1184, 905 Rancho Parkway, Arroyo Grande, CA. 93420, San Luis Obispo County. PETCO Animal Supplies Stores, Inc. (9125 Rehco Road, San Diego, CA. 92121)”State of Delaware”. This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ James B. Brigham, Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on8-3-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-3-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FILE NO. 2011-1899 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8-1-11) The following person is doing business as: OXIFRESH PISMO, 1390 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA. 93449, San Luis Obispo County. Corey B Stewart & Robert Stewart (3940 Broad Street #7165, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401). This business is conducted by Copartners./s/Robert Stewart. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-3-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-3-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1905 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8-3-11) The following person is doing business as: WESTERN LOCATOR SERVICES, 2125 Buckskin Dr., Los Osos, CA. 93402, San Luis Obispo County. Richard S. Foronjy & Kathleen M. Foronjy (same address). This business is conducted by a Trust./s/Richard Foronjy, Trustee. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-3-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-3-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1906 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8-4-11) The following person is doing business as: COAST PLUMBING, 1410 Seabright Ave, Grover Beach, CA. 93433, San Luis Obispo County. Paul Miler (same address). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Paul Miller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-42011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-4-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1911 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8-4-11) The following person is doing business as: RESONANCE NATUROPATHIC, 4251 S. Higuera St., Suite 300, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401, San Luis Obispo County. Lindsay Donahue (10940 SW 95th Ave., Tigard, OR. 97223). This business is conducted by an individual./s/Lindsay Donahue ND. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-4-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Ashley Gibson, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-4-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1920 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8-4-11) The following person is doing business as: BACK STAGE PASS WINE BAR, 36 N. Ocean Ave, Cayucos, CA. 93430, San Luis Obispo County. Patricia McCann & Steven McCann (3485 Studio Dr., Cayucos, CA. 93430). This business is conducted by a Husband & Wife./s/Patricia McCann. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-5-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Naomi Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-5-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2011-1926 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (8-8-11) The following person is doing business as: JAMES DEAN PROSTHETIC ARTS, 148 N. 13th Street, Suite 200, Grover Beach, CA. 93433, San Luis Obispo County. James Davidge & Marissa Davidge(156 Whitecap St., Pismo Beach, CA. 93449). This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife/s/ Marissa Davidge. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 8-8-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie L. Rodewald, County Clerk. By Pamela S. Weacer, Deputy Clerk. Exp. 8-8-2016 , August 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Date of Filing Application: 8-2-11 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: HANA KAPIAI, INC. The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1203 Marsh Street, A1 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3325 Type of License applied for: 41 - ON-SALE BEER AND WINE EATING PLACE Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control 3220 S. Higuera St., Suite 233 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 543-7183 AUGUST 11, 2011.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FRANK VICTOR CALTABIANO; FRANK V. CALTABIANO CASE NUMBER: PR 110194

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: FRANK VICTOR CALTABIANO also known as FRANK V. CALTABIANO and FRANK CALTABIANO. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SUSAN STEPHENSON in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that SUSAN STEPHENSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on August 30, 2011 at 8:30A.M. in Dept.: 12, in Superior Court of California , County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1050 Monterey Street, County Government Center, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-2500. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above.

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LEGAL NOTICES YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: CLIFFORD H. CLARK 230 North 9th Street (P.O. Box 406) Grover Beach, CA. 93483-0406 Phone: (805)489-4221 By: ./s/Clifford H. Clark Attorney for Petitioner AUGUST 4, 11 & 18 2011.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GARY THURMAN BUNN, SR. CASE NUMBER: PR 110188

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GARY T. BUNN, and GARY T. BUNN, SR. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by HELEN M. HALLETT in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that HELEN M. HALLETT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on 8/30/2011 at 8:30A.M. in Dept.: 12, in Superior Court of California , County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-2500. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: MARIBETH H. DONOVAN, 5855 Capistrano Avenue, Suite G Atascadero, CA. 93422 Phone: 805-461-9612 By: ./s/Maribeth H. Donovan Attorney for Petitioner AUGUST 4, 11 & 18 2011.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOHN RAYMOND AKIN, AKA JOHN R. AKIN AND JACK AKIN, DECEASED CASE NUMBER: PR 110190

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: JOHN RAYMOND AKIN, aka JOHN R. AKIN and JACK AKIN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CHRISTOPHER SEAN AKIN in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO.

LEGAL NOTICES THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CHRISTOPHER SEAN AKIN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on August 30, 2011 at 8:30A.M. in Dept.: 12, in Superior Court of California , County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-2500. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Sabrina E. Sander, 755 Santa Rosa Street, Suite 300 San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401 Phone: 805-541-9930 By: ./s/Sabrina E. Sander Attorney for Petitioner AUGUST 4, 11 & 18 2011.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: KATHY LEE WHITAKER CASE NUMBER: PR 110196

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: KATHY LEE WHITAKER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by STEVEN BRETT WHITAKER in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that STEVEN BRETT WHITAKER be appointed as personal representative to administer THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on Sep. 13, 2011 at 8:30A.M. in Dept.: 12, in Superior Court of California , County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, County Government Center, Room 385, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-2500.

LEGAL NOTICES IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Janet L. Wallace and Linda Somers Smith, Duggan Smith & Heath LLP 560 Higuera Street, Suite B San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401 Phone: 805-546-2060 By: ./s/Janet L Wallace and Linda Somers Smith Attorney for Petitioner AUGUST 4, 11 & 18 2011.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LAQUITA KAY GOODWIN CASE NUMBER: PR 110186

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: LaQUITA KAY GOODWIN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by KENNETH G. GOODWIN in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that KENNETH G. GOODWIN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on August 30, 2011 at 8:30A.M. in Dept.:12, in Superior Court of California , County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-2500. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Martha B. Spalding, Attorney at Law 215 South Main Street

LEGAL NOTICES Templeton, CA. 93465 Phone: 805-434-2138 By: ./s/Martha B. Spalding Attorney for Petitioner AUGUST 4, 11 & 18 2011.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RUSSELL EDWARD RAY CASE NUMBER: PR 110191

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: RUSSELL EDWARD RAY A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JAMES E. RAY and JESSICA A. RAY in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that JAMES E. RAY and JESSICA A. RAY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on September 13, 2011 at 8:30A.M. in Dept.: 12, in Superior Court of California , County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-2500. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in section 9100 of the California Probate Code. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in section 1250 of the California Probate Code. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Christian E. Iversen 605- 13th Street Paso Robles, CA. 93446 Phone: 805-239-2130 By: ./s/Christian E. Iversen Attorney for Petitioner AUGUST 4, 11 & 18 2011.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE

Trustee Sale No.: 20100169815549 Title Order No.: 822222 FHA/VA/PMI No.: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/8/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NDEX WEST, LLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/15/2006 as Instrument No. 2006081314 of official records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, State of CALIFORNIA. EXECUTED BY: DANIEL C. HAUB, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States). DATE OF SALE: 8/26/2011 TIME OF SALE: 11:30 AM PLACE OF SALE: NEAR THE DOORS AT THE 976 OSOS ST. ENTRANCE TO THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA. STREET ADDRESS >>Continued page 117

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For Sales Information please contact PRIORITY POSTING AND PUBLISHING at WWW.PRIORITYPOSTING. COM or (714) 573-1965 REINSTATEMENT LINE: 877-576-0472 Date: 7/28/2011 CR Title Services, Inc. 1000 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE MS 314 O’FALLON, MO 63368 MICHAEL SCHAFFER, TRUSTEE SPECIALIST, Federal Law requires us to notify you that we are acting as a debt collector. If you are currently in a bankruptcy or have received a discharge in bankruptcy as to this obligation, this communication is intended for informational purposes only and is not an attempt to collect a debt in violation of the automatic stay or the discharge injunction. P857760 7/28, 8/4, 08/11/2011

NOTICE SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO A ACUSADO) JEFF CUMMINGS DBA CUMMINGS CONSTRUCTION AND DOES 1 TO 10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (A UD. LE ESTA DEMANDANDO) FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC

NOTICE SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO A ACUSADO) JOHN NASH AND DOES 1 TO 10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (A UD. LE ESTA DEMANDANDO) FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC DBA LAND ROVER CAPITAL GROUP

NOTICE SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO A ACUSADO) LEONIDES HERNANDEZ AKA LEONIDES G HERNANDEZ, AN INDIVIDUAL; AND DOES 1 TO 100 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (A UD. LE ESTA DEMANDANDO) PERSOLVE, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, DBA, ACCOUNT RESOLUTION ASSOCIATES

NOTICE SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: JUSTON M. ESSARY DOES 1-10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: JOHN C. WRIGHT DOING BUSINESS UNDER THE FIRM NAME AND STYLE OF MEDICO-DENTAL ADJUSTMENT BUREAU

and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 555 HIGHLAND DRIVE, LOS OSOS, CA 93402 APN#: 074-213-007 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $383,497.17. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING 17501 IRVINE BLVD., SUITE ONE TUSTIN, CA 92780 714-573-1965 www.priorityposting.com NDex West, LLC as Trustee Dated: 7/28/2011 NDex West, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P860386 8/4, 8/11, 08/18/2011

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE

TS No. T11-76005-CA / APN: 053281-047 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/20/2003. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed and [X] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Trustor: KATHLEEN J. LYONS, A SINGLE WOMAN Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. C/O PITE DUNCAN, 4375 JUTLAND DRIVE, SUITE 200, SAN DIEGO, CA 92117 877-576-0472 Recorded 05/30/2003 as Instrument No. 2003058053 in book, page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California, Date of Sale: 8/22/2011 at 11:30 AM Place of Sale: NEAR THE DOORS AT THE 976 OSOS STREET ENTRANCE TO THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $423,062.01 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 798 CLEARVIEW LANE SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93405 A.P.N.: 053-281-047 Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges.

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TS No. T11-76066-CA / APN: 064024-012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/30/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 2923.54 the undersigned, on behalf of the beneficiary, loan servicer, or authorized agent, declares as follows: [X] The mortgage loan servicer has obtained from the commissioner a final or temporary order of exemption pursuant to Section 2923.53 that is current and valid on the date the notice of sale is filed and [X] The timeframe for giving notice of sale specified in subdivision (a) of Section 2923.52 does not apply pursuant to Section 2923.52 or 2923.55 Trustor: WALLACE E. THOMAS Duly Appointed Trustee: CR Title Services, Inc. C/O PITE DUNCAN, 4375 JUTLAND DRIVE, SUITE 200, SAN DIEGO, CA 92117 877-576-0472 Recorded 08/02/2007 as Instrument No. 2007052646 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California, Date of Sale: 8/22/2011 at 11:30 AM Place of Sale: NEAR THE DOORS AT THE 976 OSOS STREET ENTRANCE TO THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $426,496.19 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 310 BIRCH AVE CAYUCOS, CA 93430 A.P.N.: 064024-012 Legal Description: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. The Trustee shall incur no liability for any good faith error in stating the proper amount of unpaid balances and charges. For Sales Information please contact PRIORITY POSTING AND PUBLISHING at WWW. PRIORITYPOSTING.COM or (714) 573-1965 REINSTATEMENT LINE: 877-576-0472 Date: 7/28/2011 CR Title Services, Inc. 1000 TECHNOLOGY DRIVE MS 314 O’FALLON, MO 63368 MICHAEL SCHAFFER, TRUSTEE SPECIALIST, Federal Law requires us to notify you that we are acting as a debt collector. If you are currently in a bankruptcy or have received a discharge in bankruptcy as to this obligation, this communication is intended for informational purposes only and is not an attempt to collect a debt in violation of the automatic stay or the discharge injunction. P857452 7/28, 8/4, 08/11/2011

You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. if you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Note: The court has a statutory lien for fees waived and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. Tiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que la entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una repuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telephonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ espanol), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuolas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay ostros requisitos legale. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con las requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicious legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org). en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contracto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales.AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea le information a continuacion. CASE NUMBER: (Numero de Caso) LC 118451 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO 901 Park Street RM 105, Paso Robles, CA. 93446 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tien abogado, es) REESE LAW GROUP, Harlan M. Reese 118226, Joseph M. Pleasant 179571, Max A. Higgins, 270344 6725 Mesa Ridge Road, Ste. 240 San Diego, CA 92121 858/550-0389 (File No. 1072658) Date: (Fecha) 5-3-11 Clerk by:/s/SUSAN MATHERLY Court Executive Officer (Actuario) By:A. LEACH Deputy (Delgado) AUGUST 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011.

You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. if you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Note: The court has a statutory lien for fees waived and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. Tiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que la entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una repuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telephonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ espanol), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuolas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay ostros requisitos legale. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con las requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicious legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org). en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contracto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales.AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea le information a continuacion. CASE NUMBER: (Numero de Caso) 11C01520 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 9355 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA. 90210-3669 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tien abogado, es) REESE LAW GROUP, Harlan M. Reese 118226, Joseph M. Pleasant 179571, Max A. Higgins, 270344 6725 Mesa Ridge Road, Ste. 240 San Diego, CA 92121 858/550-0389 (File No. 1072441) Date: (Fecha) April 11, 2011 Clerk by:/s/John A. Clarke Court Executive Officer (Actuario) By:N. TJ Deputy (Delgado) AUGUST 11, 18, 25 & September 1, 2011.

You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. if you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Note: The court has a statutory lien for fees waived and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. Tiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que la entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una repuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telephonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ espanol), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuolas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay ostros requisitos legale. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con las requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicious legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org). en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contracto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales.AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea le information a continuacion. CASE NUMBER: (Numero de Caso) LC 100277 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO 1035 Palm Street RM 385, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93408, COURTHOUSE ANNEX The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tien abogado, es) EDIT ALEXANDRYAN/SBN. 249323 PERSOLVE, LLC, dba ACCOUNT RESOLUTION ASSOCIATES 9301 Winnetka Avenue, Suite B Chatsworth, CA. 91311 818/534-3100, 818/534-3140 Date: (Fecha) 5-12-10 Clerk by:/s/SUSAN MATHERLY Court Executive Officer (Actuario) By:Lisa-Marie Jordan Deputy (Delgado) AUGUST 11, 18, 25 & September 1 2011.

You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. CASE NUMBER: LC100176 The name and address of the court is: SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, 1035 Palm St., Rm #385, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. 93408. SAN LUIS OBISPO- CIVIL LIMITED The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Edwin J. Rambuski CSB# 109602 LAW OFFICE OF EDWIN J. RAMBUSKI 1220 Marsh Street San Luis Obispo, CA. 93406-2503 (805) 546-8284 Date: March-29, 2010 Susan Matherly By:./s/M. Zepeda Deputy Clerk AUGUST 11, 18, 25 & SEPTEMBER 1, 2011.

NOTICE SUMMONS NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (NAME): MARIA LOPEZ YOU ARE BEING SUED PETTITIONER’S NAME IS: SCOTT TRACY BARNES CASE NUMBER: FL110505

You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay and support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local bar association. NOTICE:The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. NOTE:If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. 1. The name and address of the court are: SAN LUIS OBISPO SUPERIOR COURT 1035 Palm Street Family Law Dept. San Luis Obispo, CA. 93408 The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney are: Scott Tracy Barnes P.O. Box 15744 San Luis Obispo, CA. 93406 Date: 7-6-11 SUSAN MATHERLY Clerk, by:./s/ D. Rincon, Deputy NOTICE TO PERSON SERVED: You are served: as an individual. AUGUST 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2011.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE

T.S. No. 1661 Loan No. 1661-9001034368 Title Order No. 4001-3740691 APN 077-291-030

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/23/2001. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/17/2011 at 11:00AM, Pacific Oak Foreclosure Services, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust RECORDED ON 05/17/2001 AS DOCUMENT NO. 2001-034339 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, executed by: LARRY D. GIN, TRUSTEE OF THE LARRY D. GIN LIVING TRUST DTD 11/16/1990, as Trustor, SANTA LUCIA BANK, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: NEAR THE DOORS AT THE 976 OSOS STREET ENTRANCE TO THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: LOT 14 AS DESCRIBED IN THAT CERTIFICATE OF LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT RECORDED DECEMBER 4, 1995 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 1995-056078 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: A PORTION OF LOTS 1, 2 AND 3, BLOCK 22 AND ADJOINING STREETS OF BECKETT’S ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF OCEANO, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO THE MAP THEREOF RECORDED FEBRUARY 4, 1908 IN BOOK 1, PAGE 103 OF RECORDS OF SURVEY, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE PROPERTY CONVEYED TO JOSEPH B. BARLOW, ET. UX., IN DEED RECORDED IN BOOK 70, PAGE 224 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY; THENCE ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE THEREOF, NORTH 00°00’14” EAST, 232.49 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE, NORTH 00°00’14” EAST, 60.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89°59’46” EAST, 58.45 FEET TO THE WESTERLY LINE OF THE OFFER OF DEDICATION TO THE CITY OF ARROYO GRANDE RECORDED OCTOBER 18, 1995 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 1995-048211, OF OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY; THENCE ALONG SAID WESTERLY LINE, 00°00’14” WEST, 60.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89°59’46” WEST, 58.45 FEET TO THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING. APN: 077-291-030 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 570 VICTORIAN COURT, ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $237,105.35 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 7/14/11 Pacific Oak Foreclosure Services, Inc., as said Trustee 711 Tank Farm Road, Suite 100 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Tel. (805) 544-9242 (Please call this # to obtain Trustee’s sale information) PUB DATES: 7/28/2011, 8/04/2011, 8/11/2011

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: CV 110408 To all interested persons: Petitioner: CHRISTIAN SAMLIK for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: CHRISTIAN PETER SAMLIK TO PROPOSED NAME: KRYSTIAN PETER SAMLIK THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.

NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 8-2511, Time: 9:00am, Dept. 9 at the Superior Court of California, County Of San Luis Obispo, County Government Center, 1050 Monterey Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: NEW TIMES. Date: JULY 12, 2011 /s/: Charles Crandall Judge of the Superior Court JULY 21, 28, AUG 4, & 8 2011

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: CV 118223

To all interested persons: Petitioner: NICHOLAS PALMER for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: NICHOLAS PALMER TO PROPOSED NAME: NICHOLAS MARIO HERMOSILLO >>Continued page 118

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LEGAL NOTICES > > Continued from page 117 THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 9/6/11, Time: 10:30am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of California, County Of San Luis Obispo, County Government Center, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA. 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: NEW TIMES. Date: July 28, 2011 /s/: Martin J. Tangeman Judge of the Superior Court AUGUST11,18,25&SEPTEMBER1,2011

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LEGAL NOTICES STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2011-1772 OLD FILE NO. 2009-1348 JUNK TO THE DUMP 315 Arroyo Vista Lane Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in the county on 6-22-2009. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Bernard John Diggins & Marshall Diggins, (same address). This business was conducted by a General Partnership./s/ Bernard John Diggins. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 7-18-2011. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Julie Rodewald, County Clerk. By Pamela S. Weaver, Deputy Clerk. July 21, 28 Aug 4 & 11 2011.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE

T.S. No. 1662 Loan No. 1662-9001034376 Title Order No. 4001-3740678 APN 077-292-015

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 03/23/2001. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/17/2011 at 11:00AM, Pacific Oak Foreclosure Services, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust RECORDED ON 04/10/2001 AS DOCUMENT NO. 2001-023402 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, executed by: LARRY D. GIN, TRUSTEE OF THE LARRY D. GIN LIVING TRUST DTD 11/16/1990, as Trustor, SANTA LUCIA BANK, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: NEAR THE DOORS AT THE 976 OSOS STREET ENTRANCE TO THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: LOT 15 OF LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT AG-96-531, IN THE CITY OF ARROYO GRANDE, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE RECORDED DECEMBER 24, 1997 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 1997-072637 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. APN: 077-292-015 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 509 CARRINGTON PLACE, ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $228,893.12 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 7/15/11 Pacific Oak Foreclosure Services, Inc., as said Trustee 711 Tank Farm Road, Suite 100 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Tel. (805) 544-9242 (Please call this # to obtain Trustee’s sale information) PUB DATES: 07/28/2011, 8/4/2011, 8/11/2011

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 1666 Loan No. 18 Title Order No. 4001-3748350 APN 091-281-078 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/27/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/30/2011 at 11:00AM, Pacific Oak Foreclosure Services, Inc. as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust RECORDED ON 10/13/2006 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2006072508 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, executed by: ARTHUR GAMBOA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST, JEFF GAMBOA, A SINGLE MAN AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 25% INTEREST AND DESIDERIO GAMBOA, A SINGLE MAN AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 25% INTEREST, ALL AS TENANTS IN COMMON, as Trustor, JIM REGAN AND ANNE REGAN, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: OUTSIDE OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT CENTER ON THE HIGUERA STREET SIDE STEPS, ADJACENT TO THE GENERAL SERVICES BUILDING AT 1087 SANTA ROSA STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: LOT 8 OF THE SUBDIVISION OF LOT 15 OF THE RANCHO NIPOMO, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP OF THE LOS BERROS TRACT, SHOWING THE RESUBDIVISIONS OF LOTS 15, 19 AND 20 OF THE RANCHO NIPOMO, RECORDED NOVEMBER 24, 1888 IN BOOK A, PAGE 108 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. EXCEPTING THEREFROM ALL OIL, MINERALS, GAS AND OTHER HYDROCARBON SUBSTANCES BELOW A DEPTH OF 500 FEET WITHOUT THE RIGHT OF SURFACE ENTRY, AS RESERVED BY BARBARA PARRISH, AS EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA SILVEIRA PEREIRA, BY DEED RECORDED JANUARY 28, 1975 IN BOOK 1815, PAGE 596 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 1/3 INTEREST; AND RESERVED BY FRANK N. SILVA, JR., ET AL., BY DEED RECORDED JANUARY 28, 1975 IN BOOK 1815, PAGE 598 OF OFFICIAL RECORDS, AS TO THE REMAINDER. APN: 091-281-078 The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 750 EUCALYPTUS ROAD, NIPOMO, CA 93449. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $1,556,121.36 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE

TS 1667 Title Order No. 4001-3750782 Account No. 02-Wampler APN No. 053-414-003

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT WHICH RECORDED ON 12/02/2010 AS INSTRUMENT NO. 2010061343. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On 08/31/2011 at 11:00AM, Pacific Oak Foreclosure Services, Inc., as the duly appointed Trustee Under the Notice of Default and Election to Sell pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment which Recorded on 05/04/2011, as Instrument # 2011021312 of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR A CASHIER’S CHECK. A cashier’s check must be drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings & loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Place: OUTSIDE OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT CENTER ON THE HIGUERA STREET SIDE STEPS, ADJACENT TO THE GENERAL SERVICES BUILDING AT 1087 SANTA ROSA STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, all right, title and interest under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment in the property situated in said County of San Luis Obispo, describing the land therein: LOT 2 OF TRACT 2366 IN THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP FILED OCTOBER 9, 2002 IN BOOK 20, PAGE 77 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY Assessor’s Parcel No. 053-414-003 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 966 FULLER ROAD, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401 The owner of the real property is purported to be: LAWRENCE M. WAMPLER. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment, with interest and other sums as provided in said notice, plus advances, if any, under the terms thereof and interest on such advances, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee, to-wit: $3,649.89 Estimated Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The real property described above is being sold subject to the right of redemption. The redemption period within which real property may be redeemed ends 90 days after the sale. The claimant under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation.

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