Atascadero News • December 1, 2022

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ATASCADERO — Last Friday night, Nov. 25, in front of a packed house at Memorial Stadium, the Atascadero Greyhounds football team was crowned CIF Central Section Division 5 champions, defeating Pioneer Valley 27-13.

The game was a perfect symbol for their season as the Hounds trailed early

13-0, much like they began the season 0-3, and roared back with 27 unan swered points and earned a ring for every player’s finger. The once-storied football program that boasted seven CIF championships has gone through some lean years in recent memory, but is back atop the mountain for the first time in 26 years. What’s even more impressive, they still aren’t done. This Saturday, head coach Vic Cooper and the boys in orange and gray will head north to begin their march for a state championship, which would be a first in the history of the program. The Greyhounds will face Colusa

Thanksgiving for Paso Robles Wraps Up Successful 38th Dinner

Over 1,400 meals were distributed on Thursday,

PASO ROBLES — The third Thursday of November is traditionally dedicated to giving thanks, and some volunteers in Paso Robles did just that on Thursday, Nov. 24.

Over 1,400 homemade meals were distributed to the commu nity for the 38th Thanksgiving for Paso Robles at Centennial Park. It takes around 200 volun teers to put the whole dinner together from start to finish.

Thanksgiving for Paso Robles is a celebration of thanks serv ing over 1,500 men, women, and children from all communities, a traditional Thanksgiving meal at no cost. A true expression of community that brings diverse people together to share the day with others.

Larry Schiffer began volunteer ing at the dinner 10 years ago.

“Every year is good,” explains Schiffer. “Once it gets started, it takes on a life of its own. Every body knows what they are doing, and it works out.”

Schiffer became involved with Thanksgiving for Paso Robles when he moved to the area a decade ago. Not knowing anyone in the area, he heard of the dinner and attended. After that first dinner, Schiffer knew he wanted to become involved.

Many of the volunteers serv ing at the Thanksgiving dinner have a similar story. All with a smile on their face, the volunteers enjoy each other’s company and look forward to helping with the event and the opportunity to give back.

“We welcome all forms, either financial or social need,” says David Kudija, the events chair man.

Volunteers began cooking the

(10-2) in the Division 6-A State Regional Final, and should they find themselves victorious, they will play for the State Title on Dec. 10.

The story of the Hounds season started before school was in session in the summer workouts and passing league tournaments under the swelter ing Atascadero sun. No spectators, no fans, just a universal goal to get better each and every time they stepped on the field. The season began with three consecutive losses, and it seemed the Hounds might be headed towards a repeat of their disappointing 3-8 season in 2021. However, down 15-0

to Everett Alvarez in week 4, some thing flipped and Atascadero came storming back to tie the game at 36 and eventually win it in overtime by a final score of 42-36.

“We went into halftime pretty much ready to mail the season in as far as the kids believed,” Cooper told the Atascadero News. “There was a coach that had a very spirited tirade, not really with many X’s and O’s, and called a few kids out, not specifically, just in general. I think that their response is really what did it. Any coach at that time is going to try and do something but the way our kids reacted to it that

night was definitely what turned every thing around.”

Following some tough love, Atascadero would respond not only by winning the game, but by winning their next five contests and a share of the Ocean League crown. Throughout the season, the players learned to perse vere, but perhaps more importantly, the coaches learned how to push them.

“We made a concerted effort this year too — in a way — coach harder. We are in this generation where you can’t be hard on kids, everyone gets a participation trophy and we made an

County Election Count Still Underway


The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office updated their unofficial General Election results on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Turkeys Trot for a Cause in North County

zation (ECHO) hosted its annual Turkey Trot to bene fit services at both their Atascadero and Paso Robles locations.

ATASCADERO — On Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24, families trotted for a cause in both Atascadero and Paso Robles.

In Atascadero, the El Camino Homeless Organi

“It was amazing. It was a huge success,” Donor Rela tions Community Engagement Manager Austin Solheim said. “We had an amazing turnout, the community was great, and the entire day went on without a hitch.”

Over 500 people came out and participated in this year’s 4th Annual Turkey Trot. Solheim notes that each year the Trot grows in popularity with about 100 more partic ipants each year. He expects their proceeds when said and done will amount to over $60,000. Local foundation B Loved joined ECHO again to match their donations, which

As of Wednesday, there is a total of 9,872 votes left to be counted. This breaks down to 8,553 vote-by-mail ballots, 1,259 provisional or CVR ballots, and 60 election night non-processed. The next scheduled election results are currently “To Be Determined,” according to a statement from the County Clerk.

Below are election results from the Nov. 23 count, which was available at the time of print.


The City of Atascadero had

Nov. 24 As of Wednesday, Nov. 23, 9,872 ballots are left to be processed
ECHO turkey trot raises over $60,000 on Thanksgiving morning
TURKEY TROT THE ATASCADERO NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD Atascadero Greyhounds celebrating their win; Divison 5 CIF Championship against Pioneer Valley on Friday night by taking a knee while Coach Vic Cooper (right) holds up CIF plaque. Photos by Rick Evans/ATN Over 500 participants take off from the starting line at the 4th Annual ECHO Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Photo by Rick Evans/ATN
Head Coach Vic Cooper (right) and Athletic Director Sam Derose (left) celebrate with an embrace with their first CIF Championship plaque in 26 years.
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Jack Creek Farms Welcomes You to their Christmas Tree Farm

“We do our best to have a little something for everybody,” Becky explained. “We want to be a one-stop spot.”

PASO ROBLES — Starting Friday, Nov. 25

Jack Creek Farms located on Highway 46 West will be offering a new experience for families — they will officially be opening their Christmas Tree Farm to the public.

Since the late 1950s, Jack Creek Farms has been a family tradition for many as they search for their perfect pumpkin come every October. For the last few years, Becky Barlogio-Sumpter and her family have been working on their latest project, a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm.

Becky and her family secretly introduced their Christmas trees last year, selling 27 trees that were grown right there on the farm. Now they are ready to formally welcome the community to come to the farm for hot cider, trees, and memories.

Talking about their first season with the Christ mas trees, Becky says, “We had no idea what to expect, so we were thrilled there was any inter est at all.”

Growing on the farm are Monterey Pine and Monterey Cypress trees that Becky has learned to trim and shape herself with some help from the Holloway family of the Holloway Christmas

Tree Farm in Nipomo and the Calloway family behind Brookshire Farms in San Luis Obispo.

Between growing the trees from saplings to shaping them, the trees have been a new adven ture and challenge for Becky. But with help from the whole family, the Barlogios are expecting to have close to 80 trees ready for families this year.

“I am happy with the crop this year,” Becky shared of their growing and thriving tree plot. Being the last remaining original family to

Atascadero Printery Foundation Matches $100,000 Donation Within a Year

The Foundation has raised over $500,000 in total from the community

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Printery Founda tion hosted its yearly Found ers Reception on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Community Church of Atascadero. The Printery Foundation board members and supporters of the performing arts space gathered for a silent auction, live performances, and an update on the foundation’s fundraising efforts.

There were performances from the Atascadero Print ery Foundation’s 1st Annual Talent Show Winners, Class Act Dance, Shea Angles (who sang), Julz Muya (who played the piano), and Kobe Wescom (who performed a live mono logue from Shakespeare).

“We had some great live performances and good music,” said Atascadero Print ery Foundation President Karen McNamara.

After his monologue, Wescom went on to give a speech about how the arts have affected his life and how much the North County needs a usable facility this side of the Cuesta Grade.

“We don’t have any public community performance centers in Northern San Luis Obispo County. There is not one,” added McNamara.

On top of the performances and auction, the board gave an annual update for the attend ees of the reception, themed It’s Time.

“We updated everyone on where we’re at in fundraising. At the reception, we accepted a check from the Atascadero Performing Arts Center Committee for $13,700, which completed the match to the gift that we were pledged last year at the Founder’s Reception of $100,000,” continued McNamara.

The match was raised in a year, and at the reception, they officially received the $100,000 donation from Jennifer and Lucas Pierce.

“Now we have $200,000 in our red tag fund. That’s just the red tag removal fund. That’s not what our general fund is,” McNamara said. “That tells me that the community is behind our project. We’ve raised total this year; it’s been at least $300,000 that we’ve raised this year.”

The Foundation has been working toward the goal of getting the red tag off the Printery building and getting people in the doors. McNamara also stated that they shared the sustainability of getting the Printery func tioning and open to the public in their business plan.

“Our business plan looks very, very good for the sustain ability of the project because of the many, many uses. So we kind of drove that home a bit,” she added.

At the reception, at least $20,000 additional dollars were raised for the Printery’s general fund.

“It was just a wonderful event. Everything turned out beautifully,” McNamara said.

“We’re well over $500,000 that we’ve gotten from the

community [in total]. Cause this $200,000 is just our red tag campaign.”

To find out more about The Atascadero Printery Founda tion, volunteer, or donate, go to

settle the area between Highway 101 and Old Creek Road, the Barlogios make it their mission to bring back old school tradition. So naturally, the Jack Creek Farm Christmas tree farm will be a “cut your own” experience.

Starting after the day after Thanksgiving, Jack Creek Farms turns into Christmas town with a mailbox dedicated to letters for the North Pole, hot cider, and gifts for everyone on your list — gift wrapping included.

Inside the Jack Creek General Store, the Barlo gios carry unique and local goods from Leo Leo Gelato, homemade taffy from Mehlenbachers Taffy in Paso Robles, Chaparral Gardens Vinegar, honey from Hawaii, delicate chocolates, and more.

You can start sending letters to Santa from the Jack Creek Farms North Pole Mailbox on Friday, November 25, through Monday, December 19. Santa will send his elves regularly to pick up his official mail.

Just bring your letter to the farmstand, and someone will give you a special “North Pole Express” stamp and a candy cane to send it on its way. You can even print out a special letter to Santa template from to make your letter extra special.

Keeping the legacy built before them, the Barlogios are always looking for new ways to expand the farm and educate people on how food is grown.

Jack Creek Farm has been an October family tradition for over 60 years. Now, the Barlogio family welcomes you to create a new family tradi tion with them for generations to come.

Find more information on Jack Creek Farms here,

DONATION Local Moving Company Donates Turkeys to Residents in Need

PASO ROBLES — Central Coast Moving & Storage, with the help of Peoples Self-Help Housing, donated 100 turkeys to families located in the Creston Gardens & Canyon Creek Apart ments that needed a little help this season with their Thanksgiving meal.

Austin Yarborough, owner of Central Coast Moving Co., said, “I’ve always been inspired by businesses that go the extra mile in donat ing their time and resources to charitable causes. We want to let SLO County know that Central Coast Moving & Storage is here for them too. The CCM team members make a commitment to be the best version of ourselves both on and off the trucks. This was a great opportunity for our team to give back to the community and show our appreciation. We give thanks to the residents of SLO County for supporting our local moving and storage company as we grow the business. It’s more than just moving. It’s about making meaning.”

Yarborough has big plans for 2023. “Next year, we are planning on making even bigger moves with our community outreach. We challenge you to email info@centralcoastmoving with your bold move ideas. Let’s get moving and bring them to life together.”

Julia Mason (CCM Office Coordinator) was in charge of coordinating the turkey logis tics with their supplier, Grocery Outlet. “I have never worked for a company that cares so much

about making a difference in its community rather than just being another business for profit. After hearing our owner say: What if we donated 100 turkeys this year for Thanksgiving? I immediately loved the idea and embraced the project. I really took pride knowing how many families we got to positively help this year from our community. One hundred turkeys is just the start. We’re already gearing up for next year.”

About Central Coast Moving & Storage

Located in Paso Robles, Central Coast Moving & Storage Co. serves the entire Central Coast with local and long-distance moving. In 2022 they also specialize in storage services with their new 16’ & 20’ mobile storage units. CCM is an innovative business that specializes in professional moving and storage. Call now to guarantee peace of mind with your next moving experience.

FUNDRASIER Central Coast Moving & Storage donates 100 turkeys to families located in the Creston Gardens & Canyon Creek Apartments STAFF REPORT Grandson Callahan and Grandpa Tim, on Great-Great Grandpa Miles Barlogio’s Caterpillar 30, checking out the trees. Miles purchased it brand new and had it delivered to the farm in 1932. Five generations of family have ridden on this crawler with hopefully even more generations to come. Callahan’s smile says it all, a very happy farm boy riding a tractor with his grandpa. Photo by Mandy Evenson (From left) Julz Muya, Kobe Wescom, Doriana Sanchez, and Shae Angles pose with a vintage vehicle at the Printery Founders Reception. Muya, Wescom, and Angles gave performances at the event. Photo by Rick Evans Karen McNamara (right) receives $100,000 matching donation from Lucas (left) and Jennifer Pierce (middle) for the Printery’s red tag fund. Photo by Rick Evans.
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Agape Christmas Trees Moves to New Location in Templeton

TEMPLETON — Now that we have said goodbye to Thanksgiving, it is time to head to your favorite local Christ mas Tree lot and grab your self, or your family, the perfect addition to your household for the next month. That’s where Agape Christmas Trees comes in.

In 2006, Rick Armet and his family started Agape Christ mas Trees because they wanted to have an experience that was family and local-based. Then they decided on Christmas trees because of the business’s festive nature.

“It just turned into some thing where we really enjoy it.

It’s really neat to see the repeat customers. Some of the kids that were coming with their parents are now coming with their kids as young adults,” Armet shared. “It’s really neat to see the family tradition that’s been created and to see familiar faces and to be involved with the community in that way.”

For the past 16 years, the Armet family’s tree lot has been located on the corner of Del Rio and El Camino Real in Atascadero. While that land is now being developed, Armet didn’t let that break his 16-year stride; instead, he took it as a sign to purchase an 80-acre piece of land on 625 Temple ton Road in Templeton and turn it into his own Christmas tree farm.

“We’re excited to have much more of a destination Christmas tree experience, or Christmas experience

rather,” Armet explained.

The Armet family purchased their new property to be the permanent location of their tree business from here on out.

“Hopefully, by next year, we’ll have our seedlings planted so that we can also offer a ‘you cut’ opportunity,” Armet continued.

Agape Christmas Trees


upped the percentage of freshcut trees they’re importing this year. The tree farm supplies over eight varieties to the area, including Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Nordmann Fir, Grand Fir, White Fir, Silvertip Fir, Scotch Pine, and Norway Spruce, with fresh shipments coming in weekly.

“It keeps the supply very fresh. We have people year after year come back saying the trees easily last into Janu ary,” Armet shared happily. “The fact of us having a fresh truckload each week not only keeps the inventory very fresh, but I can also adjust my orders accordingly if we’re selling more or less.”

The trees come from small business Christmas tree farms located in Oregon and North ern California. The Armets added that they love support ing and working alongside

the farms where they get their trees. Most of the trees that Agape provides to the county are grown in higher altitudes and cooler climates, which is why these partnerships with out-of-state tree farms are so important.

Agape Christmas Trees received their first tree ship ments the week before Thanks giving and were officially open the day after Thanksgiving. They will continue to receive their weekly tree shipments, which will be available at 625 Templeton Road until Christ mas, or once they’ve run out.

See the full story on Agape Christmas Trees in the Decem ber issue of Atascadero News Magazine and Paso Robles Press Magazine.

For more information, visit Agape Christmas Trees’ Face book Page agapechristmastrees or call (805) 460-9161.

26th Annual Nutcracker Performance Coming to Spanos Theatre

North County Dance & Performing Arts Foundation’s first performance is Thursday, Dec. 1


— For its 26th year, The North County favorite “The Nutcracker” will be performed at the Spanos Theatre on the Cal Poly campus this month. Brought to us by the North County Dance & Performing Arts Foundation (NCDPAF), performances will take place Thursday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. with discounted prices for student night, Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m.

Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” ballet is a winter classic based on the 1816 short story “The Nutcracker” and “The Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Oddly enough, the original ballet was not the massive success it has turned out to be, and it wasn’t until the 1960s that the ballet started picking up steam. Now, the story of Clara, her Nutcracker Prince, the evil Rat Queen, and the magical toymaker Dross elmeyer is a cherished part of many families’ holiday plans.

Paso Robles. This year, “The Nutcracker” features over 55 dancers, ages 6 and up, who have been strapping on their ballet slippers and rehearsing for their three performances since September. They will be joined on stage by a handful of guest dancers, coming in to perform a few of the princi pal roles.

“This year, our cast is

but this year it’s just us. So that’s pretty exciting,” said NCDPAF Board President Suzi Cusimano.

The Grandmother of the Nutcracker on the Central Coast, as well as the produc tions artistic director, Cheryle Armstrong, stated that the ballet, though traditional, does have small changes yearly to highlight that particular year’s

ers that are in the cast, but you want to keep a lot of the things the same as well because it is a traditional storyline,” added Armstrong.

Audience members will fall in love with the storyline as Clara’s magical Nutcracker turns into an actual prince, and she journeys from her family’s Christmas Eve party into the Land of Sweets filled with a dancing Sugar Plum Fairy, evil rats and their Queen, and ballet sequences that take her all over the world to explore tasty treats in the North Coun ty’s version of this worldwide holiday classic.

For its 26th production, “The Nutcracker” will feature

an entirely new battle scene. Directors Armstrong and Kristen McLaughlin (from Bakersfield) brought in Mauro Villanueva of Joffery Ballet to choreograph a brand new battle sequence as well as a scene called The Magic Spell. Villanueva came to the Central Coast From Texas in Septem ber to choreograph the dances.

“The new sequence, that was an exciting thing that happened this year,” Armstrong said of Villanueva’s new choreography.

The other choreographers featured in this year’s ballet are Doriana Sanchez, Theresa Comstock, and Molly McKi ernan, who join Villanueva.

“A notable thing about our

Nutcracker is the standards of practice,” stated Cusimano. “Our caliber of dance is held to a high standard. You get a very good, very professional experi ence at our Nutcracker.”

Another thing that makes the NCDPAF’s version of the magical world of “The Nutcracker” different is that since its start 26 years ago, they have always included narration in their productions. Currently, you can hear the story unfold through the eyes of Clara as she goes on her dance-filled journey.

Local dancers Jordyn Mont eath as Clara and Justin Grape tine as the Nutcracker Prince lead the well-known ballet. With guest performances by Sam Fulk as the magical toymaker Drosselmeyer, Janai Wilcox as the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Alyssa Jenkins as the Snow Queen.

“The NCDPAF, it’s our mission to bring the perform ing arts to the general public and to the community, and we’re so proud to have this production to put out there for the community to come and be a part of and add to the magic of the holiday season,” Cusimano said. “All ages are enchanted by this production, and it has such a big follow ing, and we’re so happy to be able to continue putting that on for the public. We appreci ate all the support that we get and everyone who comes to see the show.”

For ticket information, visit

The tree lot is now open at
permanent location on Templeton Road
The Armet family is shown at one of the Oregon tree farms they work with yearly. Contributed Photos Local dancer Jordyn Monteath will be portraying Clara in this year’s performance. Photos by Celebrate Everyday Photography
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Local dancer Justin Grapentine (right) will be portraying the Nutcracker Prince alongside guest performer Janai Wilcox as the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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Sheriffs Locate Missing Los Osos Woman

Sheriff Deputies have safely located missing person Ysabel Moriarty Puig in Perris on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

According to deputies, the River side County Sheriff’s Office made contact with Moriarty Puig after a citizen spotted her in that city. Moriarty Puig was reported missing by a family member on Monday, Nov. 21. She was last seen on Sunday, Nov. 20, in Arroyo Grande. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their assistance in this case.

Reports Made of Election Code Violation by County Clerk-Recorder

Reports have been made that San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Re corder Office has found extra ballots and violated an election code. Other media outlets reported that an additional 332 provisional ballots last week, after ordering election observers to leave the viewing area in an apparent viola tion of state law.

The additional ballots were found after county staff reportedly ordered ballot count observers to leave the observation room on Nov. 23 while provisional ballots were processed.

We are following and investigat ing this story. Find a full report on the alleged election code violation in the Dec. 8 issue of Paso Robles Press/Atascadero News


Paso Robles Police Investigating Shooting

Officers and detectives are inves tigating a shooting that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 26. Around 7:40 p.m., the Paso Robles Police Department (PRPD) received a call of shots heard in the 500 block of 28th Street. Officers canvassed the area and located an occu pied home that was hit by gunfire. Fortunately, nobody inside was struck. Officers and detectives processed the scene and learned the home was struck by about five rounds, none of which pene trated the interior of the home.

At this time, it is believed this was a targeted attack stemming from an altercation earlier this year. This is an ongoing investiga tion, and the PRPD is requesting anyone with any information to call the PRPD at (805) 237-6464 or persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers’ 24-hour hotline at (805) 549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).

Volunteers Needed for Christmas Light Parade

The Paso Robles Main Street Asso ciation is looking for volunteers for the Christmas Light Parade this Saturday, Dec. 3. Barricade monitors are needed for the parade route. If you would like to volun teer or know someone who can, call (805) 238-4103. Ask for Susanne or Carolyn.

Petition Filed for Appointment of PRJUSD Trustee Kenneth Enney

A petition has been filed to fill a seat on the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District (PRJUSD). The seat in question was the one


left by Chris Bausch who left the seat vacant in order to serve on the Paso Robles City Council. On Oct. 11, the seat was fill by Kenneth Enney who was appointed by the PRJUSD board.

Per the redacted petition given to Paso Robles Press by the County Clerk Recorder’s Office:

“Pursuant to Education Code §5091, we the undersigned, who are registered voters of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District of San Luis Obispo County, Cali fornia, hereby petition the County Superintendent of Schools to call a special election for the purpose of filling the vacancy on the governing board of said school district.

If an election is called pursuant to this petition, the provisional appointment heretofore made by the governing board of said school district to fill the vacancy shall be terminated.

The County Clerk in and for the County of San Luis Obispo has estimated the cost of conducting

the special election called pursuant to this petition to be approximately $493,000.

The Proponents Of This Proposed Initiative Measure Have The Right To Withdraw This Petition At Any Time Before The Measure Quali fies For The Ballot.

Each of the undersigned states for himself/herself that he or she is a registered voter of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District.

Paso Robles Press is following this story and will provide a full report soon.


Upcoming Meetings:

Atascadero Unified School District Tuesday, Dec. 13 | 7 p.m. District Office Board Room 5601 West Mall, Atascadero Meetings are in person only

Atascadero City Council Tuesday, Dec. 13 | 6 p.m. 6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero Live streaming is available.

‘Light Up the Downtown’ Celebration Happening Dec. 2

Glow, Shine & Sparkle

Reverse Parade is canceled due to impending rain

ATASCADERO — It’s time once again to enjoy the City of Atascade ro’s holiday events. Due to the rain leading up to Friday, Dec. 2, the Glow, Shine & Sparkle Reverse Parade at Atascadero High School is canceled. All other events on Dec. 2 and 3 are happening rain or shine.

Festivities will kick off on Friday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sunken Gardens, with the annual count down to light up Historic City Hall at “Light up the Downtown!” This year, you can expect to enjoy holiday musical performances by the Fine Arts Academy Honor Choir and Atascadero Community Band. Then starting at 6 p.m., enjoy the tradi tional countdown to light up Historic City Hall with Mayor and Coun cilmembers, followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus making their way around Sunken Gardens on the Model-A

Firetruck. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be ready to visit you on the steps of City Hall facing the Middle School. Complimentary Hay Rides and hot chocolate from Lighthouse Coffee. The City thanks Waste Management for sponsoring this event.

In addition to the evening festiv ities, the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Art & Wine Tour with adult beverages available from a variety of merchants in the Downtown. Tickets are available for purchase by going to Plan

to purchase in advance to secure your ticket. Businesses will be decorated and open for holiday shopping, and dining too.

The Musical Holiday Walk Around the Lake is back on Satur day, Dec. 3 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. This special evening will offer caroling, musical groups, refreshments and holiday decorations as your stroll around Atascadero Lake. This event is brought to you by the Atascadero Lake Neighborhood Association.

As the holidays approach, Atascadero residents will once

again be able to join in the fun of the holiday season with the “Trail of Lights” holiday lighting tour map offering an opportunity for residents to showcase their beautiful lights from Dec. 5 through the 25. Deadline to enter in time for the contest is midnight on Dec. 5. Winners will be announced at Winter Wonderland on Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. To get registered, go to to sign up. It’s free to participate and if you don’t register in time for the contest, you can still register through Dec. 22.


Deputy District Attorney Appointed to Monterey County

Deputy District Attorney Peuvrelle will transition to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office in January 2023


— After successfully prosecuting Paul Flores for the murder of Kris tin Smart, Deputy District Attorney Chris Peuvrelle has been appointed as a Supervising Attorney for the Monterey County District Attor ney’s Office.

“I could not be more proud of a prosecutor than I am today of Chris topher Peuvrelle for the commitment and professionalism shown by his determined effort to achieve justice for Kristin Smart. I will always be grateful for his service and friend ship,” said District Attorney Dan Dow. “While I am sad to lose Chris as a prosecutor in our community, he is joining a great office under the leadership of District Attorney Jean nine Pacioni and I am confident that he will pursue justice just as vigor ously for the People of Monterey County. This rare opportunity to become a supervising attorney puts

Chris’ experience and talent to great use and it will serve Chris and his family well.”

Deputy District Attorney Peuvrelle will transition to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office at the beginning of January 2023.

However, he will continue to repre sent the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney and the People of the State of California for all


post-trial matters and through the sentencing phase of People v. Paul Flores.

People v. Paul Flores is scheduled for a hearing in Monterey County Superior Court on Friday, December 2, 2022 where the Judge will consider and is expected to rule on a defense motion to continue the sentencing date which is currently scheduled for Friday, December 9, 2022.

Atascadero Elks Hoop Shoot Coming to Colony Park

Contest is Saturday, Dec. 3 for ages 8-13

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Elks Lodge #2733 will be conducting their annual Hoop Shoot contest for youngsters ages 8 to 13 on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Colony Park

Community Center basketball gym. Hoop Shoot will start at 10 a.m. The cost is free.

Both boys and girls can partic ipate in the Hoop Shoot tourna ment. The Hoop Shoot is the largest of the many activities sponsored by Elks Lodge. Each year, more than one million youngsters participate in the contest. The winners of local

Lodges contests will compete against winners from other area Lodges on the Central Coast in January.

Winners there can advance to state regional and national levels. The top three winners in each division of the local contest will receive trophies for their accomplishments.

For more information, contact the Lodge Office at (805) 466-3557

Tickets Available for Light Up the Downtown Art & Wine Tour

Art & Wine Tickets are $25 between Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 and $30 on the day of the event

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce and City of Atascadero are collabo rating again to host the Art & Wine Tour and the Light Up the Down town Holiday Celebration on Friday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Art & Wine Tickets are $25 between Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 and $30 on the day of the event. Every ticket comes with a complimentary wine glass. The Light Up the Downtown Holiday Celebration is free and takes place in the Sunken Gardens area in front of Historic City Hall.

At 5:30 p.m., Art & Wine Tour ticket holders can begin shopping while sipping wine, beer, coffee, cider and enjoying holiday treats from 20+ participating businesses in downtown Atascadero.

At 6 p.m., Atascadero City offi cials will join the community and count down to the holiday lighting of City Hall. Afterwards, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive via an antique Model-A fire truck to the tune of “Here Comes Santa Claus” performed by the Atascadero Fine Arts Acad emy. Additional entertainment will be offered by the Atascadero Commu nity Band, and Medina Light Show Designs. Complimentary hayrides by Harris Stage Lines and rides on the Model-A Firetruck by the Atascadero Fire Association will also be offered.

According to Montse Cross, Art & Wine Tour Event Coordinator, “This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season. We’re thrilled to

host the Art & Wine Tour on the same night as the City’s holiday cele bration. There is truly something for everyone downtown on Dec. 2.”

Some of the beverage participants include Aged & Infused, Bristols Cider House, Bubble Butt, Carbon 6 Wine Bar, Central Coast Distill ery, Dubost Winery, Ella’sVineyard, Epoch Estate Wines, Felten Cellars, Grape Encounters Wine Bar, Grey Wolf & Barton Family Wines, Hoyt Family Vineyards, Hubba Wines, Kula Vineyards & Winery, Lapis Luna Wines, Lone Madrone Winery, MEA Wines, Midnight Cellars, Mystic Hills Winery, Slayton Wines, Timshel Vineyards, and Wild Fields Brew House.

Downtown businesses participat ing include 805 Boardshop, Ametza, Anna & Company, Atrium Mercan tile, Baby’s Babble, Belnano Coffee, Black Sheep, Bloke, Bramble Pie Company, Century 21 Hometown Realty, Edward Jones, Farron Eliza beth, Gordon’s Good Games, Haven Blue Salon, Indigo Clothing, Juice Boss, Little Bit 805, Morjesis Salon, Oracle, Salon AER, SLODOCO Donut, Specs by Kyla, The Book Odyssey, The Lot, Tyndall Tile Showroom & Supply, and Totum. Additional food vendors include Alex’s Roasted Corn, Carndonagh Kitchen, and Templeton Pizza & Greek Food.

Local artists participating include Adam Eron Welch, Amber Allena, Charles Matthews, Claudia Mapes, Guy Kinnear, Lisa Falk, Madeline Persin, Page of Art History, Jenna Hartzell & Janet Wallace, Riana, Tea’ Jolon, and Wendy Tuttle.

For more information or to purchase tickets call (805) 466-2044 or go to

SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow congratulates DDA Chris Peuvrelle on his appointment as Supervising Attorney in Monterey County. Contributed Photo • Making Communities Better Through Print.™ Thursday, December 1, 2022 • PAGE A-5


805.237.6060 |

Atascadero Greyhound Foundation



P.O. Box 3120, Atascadero, CA 93423 (805)712-6356 atascaderogreyhound

December Events at Studios on the Park

Studios on the Park, Inc. (Studios) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organiza tion dedicated to providing a creative, educational, and transformational experience to enhance understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.

Studios on the Park realizes its commitment by making the creative process available to the public. Studios engages and inspires the San Luis Obispo County community and its visi tors with a unique open studio environment. Studios features artists working in a variety of media, educational programs for children and adults, and quality exhibitions by regional, national and international artists.

They are honored to serve over 100,000 students and visi tors every year through our Kids Art Smart and Community Arts Access programs. Contri butions to support these efforts and advance our mission are tax-deductible. We work with corporations, foundations and individuals to identify invest ment opportunities that meet organizational and personal giving goals.

Studios on the Park is open Sunday through Wednesday: from 12 to 4 p.m., Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 12 to 9 p.m. They are located at 1130 Pine Street in Paso Robles. For more information, visit

Handcrafted for the Holidays Studios on the Park November 30 to December 30 Studios annual tradition is back with Handcrafted for the Holidays. This show is a timely showcase of fine crafts people and their work. People can find unique handmade gifts for every taste and price point for that special some one and pick up something for themselves. This year people can find old favorites as well as new exciting additions to the show.

ART AFTER DARK Studios on the Park December 3 6 to 9 p.m.

Come join us for the grand opening of our one-month exhibition, “Handcrafted for the Holidays”! Enjoy wine poured by High Camp Wines and live music performed by Katie Chappell.

Sip n’ Sketch Studios on the Park December 17 6 to 9 p.m.

Come to Studios on the Park for our Sip n’ Sketch event! Bring your own art supplies and sketch our live model while sipping wine selected from our library collection donated by our generous Winery Partners, all for just $10. Professional artists will be there to coach and offer advice as you try your hand at figure drawing.


1000 Spring Street Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 237-3870

About: The Atascadero Greyhound Foundation has been serving the Atascadero community for more than 20 years, gradually adding more events that serve its mission. We have grown, and continue to give because of the generous donors, sponsors and participants of our events. Our events are a benefit to the community in healthy activity — either athletically, musically, educationally, or in the fight against addiction.

Donations: Our support comes from generous donors and sponsors. To make a difference, visit:

Friends of the Paso Robles Library


Book Sale and Holiday Extravaganza

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Early Bird Sale — Friends members only, but you can join at the door.

Public Book Sale

Thursday, December 8 | 2 to 6 p.m., Friday, December 9 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, December 10 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Enjoy hot apple cider, cookies, and holiday music as you find gifts for everyone on your list.


Support the Library through a Friends of the Library membership, starting as low as $10/year. The Friends of the Library appre ciates donations, which are either added to the Library’s collection or used to generate considerable funds toward the purchase of new books, library materials, programs, services, etc. upport the Library in a 100% volunteer-run retail environment. We are seeking volunteers to assist with Gift Shop sales, book donation sorting, and to provide book sale support. Due to limited storage space and staff, we are only able to accept two boxes or two bags of materials per household per day.

Cash donations always welcome!

BOARD MEETINGS: Call 805-237-3870 for info

Cancer Support Community – California Central Coast


CONTACT INFO 1051 Las Tablas Rd. Templeton, CA 93465 (805) 238-4411 Monday - Thursday 9 am – 4 pm Fridays by Appoint ment

All of our direct services are provided free of charge. Your donations make this possible. You can trust that you are making a difference for local families. We know you have many options when it comes to putting your charitable gifts to work! Our funds go towards the invaluable programs and services that help so many in our community facing cancer. Our online donations are processed securely through Your donations are 100% tax-deductible. For more information or to discover how you can help, visit

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

For information about making donations, adoptions, etc, visit For upcoming events, visit


Redwings is always looking for volunteers to help us provide the highest standard of care for our horses and burros. You do not need to have any prior horse experience to volunteer at Redwings. If you would like to work with our horses, the first step is to take a Volunteer Training Class. This class covers sanctuary rules, basic safe horsemanship skills, and an introduction to some of the horses that you will be working with. After completion of the class you are welcome to come volunteer and help with the horses any time during our volunteer hours. Volunteer hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 3:30pm, and we are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Note: We do not allow volunteers to ride the horses at Redwings. There are other ways to get involved and volunteer at Redwings too. We have opportunities to help in our rose and memorial garden, volunteering in the office, helping with events and fundraising, and more. Please submit the form below to schedule a volunteer training or contact our office: or (805) 237-3751.

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Donate - Adopt - Sponsor (805) 237-3751 6875 Union Road Paso Robles, CA 93446 Donations can be made:  info@ Tuesday - Saturday 10am-3pm by Appointment Only Holiday Extravaganza & Book Sale Jewelry, Gifts, Holiday Decor, Stocking Stuffers, Children’s Gifts...and BOOKS of course! - No Sales Tax EverEarly Bird Sale - Friends Members only... BUT you can join at the door: Thursday Dec. 8, 10am - 2pm Thurs. Dec. 8, 2pm - 6pm Fri. Dec. 9, 10am - 6pm Sat. Dec. 10, 10am - 3pm OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: See you there, in the Library Conference Room! PAGE A-6 • Thursday, December 1, 2022 Making Communities Better Through Print.™ • Good News • Real News • Your Hometown News NONPROFIT INTERESTED IN YOUR NONPROFIT BEING FEATURED? Less than $10 per week in The Paso Robles Press and The Atascadero News Call (805) 237-6060 or (805) 466-2585
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Richard Lee Pulley died on November 5, 2022.

Richard was born in

Houston, Texas, on October 6, 1946. Along with his younger brother Robert (1952-1990), they were raised in the loving family environment provided by their parents, Thomas Edward Pulley and Jeanne Miller Pulley. His education was thoroughly Houstonian: Park Place Methodist church kindergarten, Alcott elemen tary, Hartman junior high, started at Jones and finished at Lamar high school and Rice University, from which he earned a B.A. in geology in 1968.

Richard served in the Peace Corps in the Turkana region of Kenya, installing water wells in 1969. Richard followed the

Jeffrey Garrett Holloway was born on October 17, 1984, in Templeton, CA, to Donald and Cheryl Hollo way. Baby brother to three excited sisters, he went home to Jesus on November 20, 2022. Jeffrey was known to those who loved him as “Buddy”!

To know Buddy was so special, everyone he touched could feel his love and no one was ever a stranger in his pres ence as he was a friend to all. His love for others was evident in his willingness to always

Joyce Ann Peterson, age 76, passed from this earth surrounded by family on September 21, 2022.

Joyce was born to Robert and Betty Marr and grew up in Canoga Park, California, where she met Allan Mellick, her first husband. Joyce and Allan had two children, Adam and Tara.

Joyce moved to Atascadero in the early 70s and began working at Midstate Bank. Joyce married Dwight Peter


family tradition of grandfather, uncle, and father by enlisting in the Navy. He served as a crash-rescue firefighter, at Barber’s Point naval air station on Oahu, Hawaii.

While in the Navy, his good friend Ross Bonny taught him to fly. Richard maintained his pilot’s license for over 25 years.

Richard was a lifetime EAA member. His interest in flying lasted his entire life.

Following his discharge in 1973, he returned to Houston. In 1976, he married the love of his life, Marguerite Kelly. One of their first dates was to a meeting of the Houston Underwater Club, and they continued to enjoy both scuba

give of himself to others, bring sunlight into a dark room, and enjoy life with those around him. Buddy’s love of Jesus and family was unwavering, along with his passion for cars, music, and the ocean at night which brought him heartfelt joy and peace.

Prior to his untimely death, Buddy assisted those in need as a Behavioral Health Therapist, attending classes to further his education to counsel and help those afflicted with addictions and mental health issues.

son in 1976, and together they started Peterson Lowbed Service in 1980. Joyce retired from banking in 1989 and continued to be the CFO of the trucking company. Joyce also served on the Atascadero Cemetery Board for over a decade.

She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grand mother, great-grandmother, friend, and strong business woman.

The family wishes to thank

diving and snorkeling for many years. They resided in Houston until moving to Bakersfield, California, in 1983.

Richard worked as a petro leum geologist for 41 years in such places as Kenya, Angola, the Congo, Oman, Pakistan, Madagascar, China, Gabon, Syria, Qatar, New Guinea, Russia, Nigeria, and Iraq. His fondest memories were of the friends he made.

Richard and Marguerite traveled extensively aboard for vacations, beginning in the ’80s. Among their favor ite cities were Hong Kong, Bodrum, Bruges, and Avignon. In 2006, Richard and Marguerite moved to

A large family, proud and filled with love, Buddy is survived by his Parents, Donald & Cheryl Holloway. His Sisters, Crista Sonniksen, Dawn Orlando (Husband Tonoo), and Erica Yeager (Husband Mike). Brother-inLaw Kenny Sonniksen. Nieces and Nephews, Shelbi Swank (Husband Austin), Kaylee Sonniksen, Lindsey Olinde (Husband Parker), Carleigh Yeager, Presley Escalante, Brooklyn Holloway Escalante, and Nephew Cooper Yeager.

those who cared for Joyce this past year, particularly the dedicated staff at The Villages of Sydney Creek Memory Care and Wilshire Home Health.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 46 years, Dwight; Son, Adam Mellick (Tamarra); and daughter, Tara Beecher (Matt). She was a beloved grandmother to Ariel (Mitchell Cadwell), Raquel Mellick, and Kory and Garrett Beecher. Great

Atascadero, California, where they made many dear friends. Richard volunteered with The Friends of the Atascadero Library. Richard was an accomplished musi cian. He played the cello, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele. Richard especially enjoyed his friends in the Templeton ukulele band.

He is survived by his wife Marguerite, and Oklahoma City cousins Marilyn Myers, Nancy Tiernan, Donna Hodkinson, and Glenn Pulley. A service at The Commu nity Church of Atascadero, with a celebration of life at The Pavilion on the Lake, will take place in the near future.

He is also survived by Great Nieces and Nephews, Saylor Sonniksen Flaherty, Axel Swank, Kennedy Swank

His presence and love will be sorely missed, and in Jesus’ name, we ask him to protect OUR Buddy.

Rest In Peace Buddy. Till we meet again.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Seacrest Hotel in Pismo Beach, 2241 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Grandchildren Klover and Nova Cadwell. She also leaves behind siblings; Mary Drake (Jess) and Cathy Burgie, nieces Calie and Regina Mcelwain, Barbara Goodman, and Charlie Burgie.

A family Celebration of life was held at the Peter son home in September. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wilshire Health and Community Service of San Luis Obispo at


KARIN “KATE” SHUR SON, 78, of Pismo Beach, passed away Nov. 16, 2022.

Arrangements are under the direction of MarshallSpoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

STANLEY GARLAND, 92, of Arroyo Grande, passed away Nov. 17, 2022.

Arrangements are under the direction of MarshallSpoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

CAROL HIRONS, 87, of Creston, passed away Nov. 19, 2022.

Arrangements are under the direction of MarshallSpoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

KAZEM EBRAHIMI, 79, of Pismo Beach passed away on November 19th 2022. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

ELOISE “GENIE” FORRESTER, 94, of Grover Beach, passed away Nov. 22, 2022. Arrangements are under the direction of MarshallSpoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

LAWSON WILLIAMS JR age 58 a resident of Nipomo passed away on 11/27/2022. In the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service


NOVEMBER 21, 2022

13:45— Kyle Thomas Isabel, 36, of Atascadero was cited for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POST ING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 222923 21:11— Clara Kathern Echevarriaan guiano, 40, of Creston was arrested on the corner of El Camino Real and Solano Rd. and cited for ARREST WARRANT/ MISDEMEANOR AND INFRACTION CASES [1427]; Case no. 222926

NOVEMBER 22, 2022

22:00— Julian Ramon Gomez, 32, transient, was arrested on the 9900 block of El Camino Real and cited for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8], FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 222958

NOVEMBER 24, 2022

22:00— Julian Ramon Gomez, 32, transient, was arrested on the 9900 block of El Camino Real and cited for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8], FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 222958

NOVEMBER 24, 2022

00:30— Brandon Marshall Greeninger, 37, of Atascadero was arrested on the corner of El Camino Real and Cascada Rd. and booked for DUI ALCO HOL [23152(A)], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)]; Case no. 222965

NOVEMBER 25, 2022

21:09— John Trevor Dalton, 27, of Hanford, CA, was arrested on the 8000 block of El Camino Real and booked for THREATEN CRIME WITH INTENT TO TERRORIZE [422(A)], CONTEMPT OF COURT:VIOLATE PROTECTIVE ORDER/ ETC [166(C)(1)], EXHIBIT DEADLY WEAPON OTHER THAN FIREARM [417(A)(1)]; Case no. 222980

NOVEMBER 26, 2022

20:50— Connor Michael Anderson, 23, of Atascadero was arrested on the 4900 block of Alamo Ave. and cited for DUI ALCOHOL [23152(A)], DUI ALCO HOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)]; Case no. 222985

NOVEMBER 27, 2022

01:29— Jack Gonzalez, 24, of Los Angeles, CA, was arrested on the 6200 block of Morro Rd. and cited for INFLICT CORPORAL INJURY ON SPOUSE/COHABITANT/DATNG RELATNSHP [273.5(A)]; Case no. 222986


NOVEMBER 21, 2022

23:53— Dylan James Askew, of San Luis Obispo was on-view arrested on the corner of Rambouillet and Niblick Rd. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLU ENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B) VC]; Case no. 223637

12:42— William Scott Lawrence, tran sient, was taken into custody on the 2000 block of Theatre Dr. for FALSE IDENTIFICATION TO POLICE [148.9(A)

PC], Bench Warrant [978.5PC]; Case no. 223639

14:28— David Michael Harris, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 2400 block of Riverside Ave. for WILL FULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROM ISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC]; Case no. 223640

NOVEMBER 22, 2022

08:52— Braulio Delarosa, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the corner of Niblick Rd. and Quarterhorse Ln. for Bench Warrant [978.5PC]; Case no. 223645

09:52— Ryan Paul Allen Debruler, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on 24th St. and US HWY 101 N/b Onramp for POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S]; Case no. 223646

11:28— Francisco Cueva, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 1800 block of Riverside Ave. for being


14:23— Jorge Mansfield, was taken into custody on the 1000 block of Spring St. for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC]; Case no. 223651

20:15— Joshua Corey King, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 180 block of Niblick Rd. for Bench Warrant [978.5PC]; Case no. 223657

20:12— Kimberly Dairys Sanchez, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the corner of 9th St. and Spring St. for Bench Warrant [978.5PC]; Case no. 223658

19:05— Francisco Cuevas, of Paso

Robles was taken into custody on the 1300 block of Spring St. for DISOR DERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC], POSSESSION OF SPEC IFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)H&S]; Case no. 223655

NOVEMBER 23, 2022

07:08— Erick Roberto Cervantes, of Inglewood, CA, was on-view arrested at Eagle Energy for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC]; Case no. 223661

20:55— Derrek Jeffrey White, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 1200 block of 24th St. for POSSESS NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11350(A)H&S], UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A) H&S]; Case no. 223670

20:04— Brandon Spencer Bathurst, was on-view arrested on the 1000 block of Dorothy Ct. for Bench Warrant [978.5PC], Bench Warrant [978.5PC]; Case no. 223669

20:01— Kendra Suzanne Perry, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 1200 block of Dorothy St. for DOMES TIC BATTERY [243(E)(1)PC], VIOLAT ING A RESTRAINING, PROTECTIVE OR STAY AWAY ORDER [273.6(A)PC]; Case no. 223668

17:05— Lorenso Sanches, of Shandon was summoned/cited on the corner of 1st St. and Oak St. for DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED FOR DUI [14601.2(A)VC], FAILURE TO STOP AT STOP SIGN/ OR R/R CROSSING [22450(A)VC]; Case no. 223666

NOVEMBER 24, 2022

02:13— Mario Ortizvasquez, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 3100 block of Spring St. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC]; Case no. 223672

13:25— Blaine Edward McKinley, of Santa Clara, CA, was taken into custody at La Bellasera Hotel for Bench Warrant [978.5PC], BURGLARY [459PC], FALSE IDENTIFICATION TO POLICE [148.9(A)PC]; Case no. 223675

23:42— Juan Daniel Carloscarbajal, of San Miguel was on-view arrested on the corner of Spring St. and 28th St. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCO HOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC]; Case no. 223677

NOVEMBER 25, 2022

14:01— Kevin Anthonymichael Lau, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 180 block of Niblick Rd. for WILL FULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROM

ISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC]; Case no. 223680

14:07— Nicolas Stephen Gaddis, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 180 block of Niblick Rd. for WILL


ISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC]; 223680

17:57— Nevil Jasser Barahonamonge, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 530 block of Vine St. for DOMESTIC BATTERY [243(E)(1)PC]; Case no. 223683

NOVEMBER 26, 2022

00:43— Ashley Ann Croom, of Atascadero was summoned/cited on the 2400 block of Riverside Ave. for being UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A) H&S]; Case no. 223692

00:22— Shelby Kay Blank, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the corner of Spring St. and 34th St. for INFLICTING CORPORAL INJURY ON SPOUSE/COHABITANT [273.5(A)PC]; Case no. 223691

04:56— Rene Antonio Jimenez, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 1600 block of Poppy Ln. for DISOR


18:15— Michel Edward Contreras, of Paso Robles was arrested for Petty Theft [484(A)PC], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S]; Case no. 223698

NOVEMBER 27, 2022

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From the Right and the Left: Giving Thanks Despite the Negatives

As we enter the joyous holiday season there is plenty to be thank ful for. Of course this does not mean there are not a pleth ora of problems that must be addressed. First and foremost, our democracy has survived a scare and we are now entering a period of divided govern ment that will surely test our will to work together to solve serious problems. Surely, there are problems that must be dealt with here at home, but a look around the planet reveals problems that, when contrasted with the inconve nience of high gas and grocery prices, inflation, and a halting economy, pale in comparison. Who amongst us would change places with the people in Ukraine, or Russia, or drought stricken Africa? Our democracy is sorely being tested, but the results of the recent mid-term elections indicate that the public, while divided, yearns for moderation over confrontation. Whether our divided government is willing to follow the will of the people is another matter altogether.

We must restore civility and compromise as we face issues that are currently at the top of the list of must-do items: namely gun violence, crime, homelessness, climate change, both the cost and content of education, a relentless pandemic that challenges our reliance on health science, and a persistent lack of faith and confidence in our leaders and institutions.

First and foremost, we are all Americans and for nearly 250 years, we have forged a reputation of being a nation dedicated to the pursuit of

liberty and freedom. This reputation, however, has come at a high price. We are facing seemingly insurmountable problems, particularly over issues such as racism, civil rights, voting rights, immi gration, gun violence, crime, reproductive rights, global climate change, and misin formation and disinformation propelled by social media plat forms that tease our notion of what qualifies as free speech.

Our political system is inundated with the taint of dirty money and the chasm between wealth and poverty and a shrinking middle class continues to raise serious questions about our dedi cation to the foundational principle of “We The People” contained in the preamble to the Constitution. Some are even questioning whether a turn towards autocracy is warranted.

Our governmental system has morphed into essentially a two-party system. It may be as important now as at any other time in our existence that we figure out a way to work together to advance the needs, wishes, and aspirations of the people.

As troubling as any propo sition that has been exposed during the past half century in our political system is the notion that capitulation rather than compromise is the governing political instrument of choice. Nothing could be more destructive or just flat wrong!

Today, as exemplified in the Jan. 6 attack upon the U.S. Capitol, we are flirting with a degree of hate and animosity that is disturbing and danger ous and we the people have a responsibility to demand our elected leaders place the will of the people above the pursuit of raw political power. Winston Churchill once proclaimed that “democracy is the worst form of government —except for all the others that have been tried.” The results of the recent elections validates the notion that our democracy is worth preserving.

ing of political boundaries by self-serving political actors, we have institutionalized pockets of influence that defy the will of the people, as witnessed in the distinct rebuttal by elected officials with respect to over whelming support for gun control measures, reproductive rights, and voting rights just to name a few.

The overwhelming directive we the people demand of our elected leaders is, of course, to actually lead. This can only be accomplished by electing individuals with a mandate not merely to follow what the majority has to say but rather to lead based upon their access to intelligence, data, studies, and experienced advice by developing creative solutions that bring adversarial posi tions together rather than drive them apart. Compromise is the lifeblood of our demo cratic system.

The resolve among our elected leaders ought to be to reject institutionalized road blocks and construct workable solutions. This is difficult and can be career-threatening, but this is the price for progress and a hallmark to leadership in a democratic society. Rather than eschewing hard deci sions under the battle cry that “winning isn’t everything, it is the only thing” (more befit ting a locker room pep talk than a path for the nation) we need to follow the admoni tion of John F. Kennedy when defending lunar exploration: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

This is the spirit of democ racy and this is what will save us from ourselves, so let’s build upon the moderation that the people expect of our leaders.

Lance Simmens is an in dependent columnist for The Malibu Times, he along with Don Schmitz write a bi-weekly column on national topics from the perspective of their political leanings you can forward any comments you have to editorial

America’s Thanksgiv ing, celebrating the harvest and other blessings, is modeled on a 1621 feast by the Pilgrims of Plymouth. Starvation and disease killed half their numbers the first year, so their hearts were filled with gratitude for a bountiful fall harvest. They went “fowling” in the woods for geese, ducks, and turkeys. Records show the next day 90 Wampanoag, the local indigenous tribe, showed up and impromptu joined the celebration, adding venison to the menu. The feast was picnic style on the ground as there were few buildings. Races were run, liquor was passed around, firearms were discharged, and the two groups parted as friends, signing a peace treaty that lasted 50 years. Presi dent Washington proclaimed Nov. 26 as Thanksgiving Day in 1789, to observe “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer.” Thanking God with prayer and celebration varied amongst states but became a national holiday when proclaimed by President Lincoln in 1863.

Thanksgiving football started with Yale vs. Princeton in 1876. This uniquely Amer ican and Canadian holiday is truly about nothing more than community, family, and deeply heartfelt gratitude for our health, homes, and the food from this bountiful earth. It is deeply spiritual, ground ing, loving, and a testament to the American spirit. That is the historical fact, and it is beautiful.

The radical left just can’t abide anything about America and her history that is positive,

so they must tear it down and rewrite it. Sophie Hirsh wrote in 2021: “From Columbus Day to Independence Day to Thanksgiving, the U.S. pretty much specializes in taking dates that celebrate geno cide and discrimination and repackaging them as fami ly-friendly holidays.” Incred ibly she asserts Thanksgiving is a celebration of slavery and epidemics, while she laments the needless deaths of millions of turkeys. Oh brother. Never has anyone raised their glass at the Thanksgiving feast toasting genocide, slavery, or a plague, and the assertion is inane. None of us mainstream American folk who actu ally celebrate Thanksgiving espouse such vile evils.

Why do the bitter unhappy folks on the radical left hate this beautiful love-filled holi day? Because they despise this country and its tradi tions, especially anything that celebrates the founding of America. The logic is simple: America has bad things in its history (e.g. slavery or the oppression of indigenous people). Therefore, celebrat ing its history and holidays is commensurate to celebrating the bad as well. That’s ridicu lous.

Take slavery. The first formal federal Thanksgiving was declared by Lincoln while the country tore itself apart in a devastating civil war, to abol ish slavery. There’s no nexus between Thanksgiving and slavery, quite the opposite. One should note, however, that the American spirit burns so bright that even during a civil war when 1 in 10 of us would die in agony, with entire regions laid to waste, we set aside a day to gather our families and thank God for our blessings.

The great Shawnee Chief Tecumseh was a fierce leader against the American expan sion to the West. He’s quoted, “When you rise in the morn ing, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself”. This

Christmas Past Christmas Future

Beerman also had a large display window festooned for the Christmas season and both stores competed for customers much as Macy’s and Gimbel’s did in New York City, both stores located within a block of the other.

Usually at Christmas I try to write something a bit sentimental about the reason for the season along with waxing nostalgically about Christmas long past. Memories are fading of days when the nearly extinct large department stores had display windows of Christmas scenes, often toy trains, scenic villages of the Victorian era covered in snow and the usual selection of toys to temp a child’s eye. There were two major department stores in Dayton, Ohio: Rike’s and Elder-Beerman. Rike’s had a large display window festively decked out and a large lighted sleigh and reindeer arching up along the corner of the building as “Santa and his sleigh” flew away. Elder-

I remember days in the Midwest when Christmas carols were played over speakers, stores were festively decorated, street vendors sold hot drinks or even chestnuts (which I didn’t like) and a local church played chimes in the late afternoon as people shopped along a busy city street. You can even add a little bit of snowfall as people waited at bus stops as the air grew colder and dark fell early as it does in December. Christmas wasn’t particularly controversial in those days, other than the occasional Grinch whom virtually everyone ignored. I also recall later years when allowed to be a Salvation Army bell-ringer in Atascadero, usually at the now-defunct K-Mart. That was fun and I used two bells at a time which garnered quite a few donations,

especially from young children. Young children took a special delight in dropping a few coins or a dollar bill given by mom into the Red Kettle and always received a big thank you and Merry Christmas in response. Christmas seems to bring out the best in most people.

Unfortunately, Grinches have multiplied greatly in latter years and are determined to obliterate happiness wherever they might find it. This last election for instance resulted in Republicans getting mostly coal in their stockings as they watched an electoral revolt fizzle into near oblivion, barely winning one side of the Congress and facing an even more obstinate president and Democrat opposition.

What this means for all of us is a lot of gridlock over the next two years and further deepening of the political divide. The national media will continue to provide top-cover for Democrats no matter how egregiously disastrous are their policies for the economy or national security; accordingly, don’t expect much national

outrage towards the current leadership unless a true catastrophe emerges.

Americans today will experience what us older folks did back 50 years ago with high inflation and interest rates as the economy stalls and economic opportunities diminish. As a nation we owe more money now than at anytime in our history and our once powerhouse of manufacturing has dwindled to a trickle, diminishing our capacity for economic rebound.

More alarming than any economic fallout is the change in attitude by a host of Americans towards our most fundamental freedoms, especially towards the First Amendment, the bedrock of all of our liberties guaranteed in the Constitution.

I first noticed this a dozen years ago at a Cal Poly forum for a controversial speaker addressing the danger of Islamic Jihadists. Upon his arrival many Cal Poly students immediately stormed out of the lecture hall leaving mostly a non-student audience

remaining in the room. A few remaining students challenged him not with contravening facts but simply challenged his right to speak at all. One, a young woman and selfidentified senior majoring in political science, claimed his speech violated her First Amendment right “not to be offended” which drew puzzled looks from older members of the audience. She got the First Amendment exactly backwards as the amendment protects speech we don’t particularly like and the right of the individual to hold and express views with which the majority may disagree. Several lawyers in the audience educated her on this point, which she hadn’t learned in four years at Cal Poly.

We have since evolved where her views are more mainstream than not, expressed in pending legislation in Congress, likely to pass as HR 8404, the Respect for Marriage Act which repeals the Defense of Marriage Act and criminalizes speech critical of “Woke” ideology, especially regarding the LGBTQ movement. It

personifies Thanksgiving.

Today’s leftists hate Thanks giving because it is so uniquely American, and therefore bad to them. The fact that it praises God for our blessings, involves copious meat consumption, football, and the first one included firearms is probably off putting for many of them as well. They are offended by Christmas and Easter because they’re religious, and they dislike Independence Day and Thanksgiving because they are cornerstones of America. If America never was, then her sins would’ve never happened (nor her many incredible good deeds). So, they twist and distort the true meaning of this beautiful holiday. How dare you celebrate America’s history and culture!? Honestly, I think they would replace it all with days of tears and self-flagellation with braided ropes reminiscent of medieval repentance.

I’m an intensely proud American, one who humbly bows his head every Thanksgiv ing and thanks God for family, our safe home, ancestors who gave us our freedom, and our servicemen protecting us on that very night. 276 million Americans annually celebrate this love-filled family tradition, 55 million driving and flying to be together in Thanksgiving. I truly pity the bitter amongst us with their cold hearts who don’t share our joy.

Democrat President John F. Kennedy stated in 1962: “Thanksgiving Day has ever since been part of the fabric which has united Americans with their past, with each other and with the future of all mankind.” Republican Pres ident Ronald Reagan stated: “Perhaps no custom reveals our character as a nation so clearly as our celebration of Thanks giving Day”. Great men, great country, and Happy Thanks giving!

Don Schmitz is an independent columnist for The Malibu Times, he along with Lance Simmens write a bi-weekly column on national top ics from the perspective of their po litical leanings you can forward any comments you have to editorial@

opens up churches and even individuals to civil litigation and criminal prosecution for expression of views held by most conservative Christian, Jewish or Muslim faiths.

Surprisingly, 12 Republican Senators voted to end cloture and allow this egregious bill to eventually come to the floor for a vote. If it reaches President Biden’s desk, he will sign it and a long series of court battles will ensue, but at great cost to churches and individuals.

Sadly, we are coming to a point where any belief or viewpoint not conforming with extreme leftist ideology will be facing persecution.

Christmas has long been under attack, even occasionally made illegal to celebrate. Hopefully, we will continue to celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season and never suppress the joy of young children engaging in small acts of charity.

Al Fonzi is an independent opinion columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email him at

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee Sale No. 160538 Title No. 95525943-55 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/15/2017. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLA NATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/20/2022 at 9:00 AM, The Mortgage Law Firm, PLC, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 12/19/2017, as Instrument No. 2017058037 and Modi fied by Modification recorded 5/20/2019 by Instrument No. 2019018636, in book xx, page xx, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, State of California, executed by Kelly Lynn Pratt, An Unmarried Woman, as to an Undivided 1/2 interest and Charles Leon Meador, An Unmarried Man, as to an undi vided 1/2 interest, as tenants in common, 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), County of San Luis Obispo General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408Breezeway facing Santa Rosa Street. All right, title and in terest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State, de scribed as: FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE DEED OF TRUST. APN 030-331-001 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is

purported to be: 5600 Venado Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street ad dress and other common des ignation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regard ing title, possession, or encum brances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as pro vided in said note(s), advances, if any, 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 obliga tion secured by the property to be sold and reasonable es timated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $671,949.83. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the under signed a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The under signed caused a Notice of De fault and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located.

Dated: 11/14/2022 THE MORT GAGE LAW FIRM, PLC Adriana Durham/Authorized Signature 27455 Tierra Alta Way, Ste. B, Temecula, CA 92590 (619) 465-8200 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (800) 280-2832 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auc tioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can

receive clear title to the proper ty. You are encouraged to inves tigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this prop erty by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insur ance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this in formation. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mort gage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 280-2832 for informa tion regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site - - for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case: 160538. Informa tion about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postpone ment information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the Cali fornia Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction.

If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (800) 280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale, or visit this internet website or https://

for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case Ts# 160538 to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligi ble tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate profes sional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. A-FN4765057 11/24/2022, 12/01/2022, 12/08/2022


NOTICE We hereby give notice that the goods in the following units and names stored at The Space Place, 501 Pine St., Paso Robles, Ca. will be deemed the property of The Space Place and will be removed and/or sold if owners as listed below do not remit payment by: December 16, 2022 Before 5 PM

Sale to be on Saturday, December 17, 2022  at 9:30A.M. at 501 Pine St. Paso Robles, Ca.

Andrew MacDonald   #61 PUB: 12/01, 12/08/2022 LEGAL CM 723


on APN 049-043-001 for the new Tool Rental Center (USE220094.) The project is ex empt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), under Categorical Exemption § 15311, Class 11: Accessory Structures. Staff recommendation is to approve the project. Interested individuals are invit ed to participate through the Zoom platform using the link posted on the City’s website, or may call 669-900-6833 to listen and provide public comment via phone. To pro vide written public comment, please email comments to aup-comments@atascadero. org by 5:00 p.m. on the day be fore the meeting. Email com ments must identify the Agen da Item Number in the subject line of the email. Comments will be forwarded to the Zoning Administrator and made part of the administrative record. If a comment is received after the deadline for submission but before the close of the meeting, the comment will still be included as part of the record of the meeting. Please note, email comments will NOT be read into the record. Infor mation regarding the hearing is filed in the Community De velopment Department. If a challenge to the above applica tion/s is made in court, persons may be limited to raising only those issues they or someone else raised at the public hear ing described in the notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Hearing Offi cer. If you have any questions, please call Planning Services at 805-470-3402 Monday – Fri day 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. All documents related to the proj ect will be available for review on the City’s website 72 hours prior to the public hearing at

ORDER OF THE HEARING OFFICER DATED: 11/29/2022 S/P Dunsmore, Community Development Director PUBLISH: 12/1/2022 LEGAL CM 726

Obispo County on 11/28/2022 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 09/09/2019
CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
DEPUTY CLERK PUB: 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, 12/22/2022 LEGAL CM 722 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20222688 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: ZEN-CAL TERMITE, 015 HENRY AVE, APT 1, SANTA MARIA, CA 93455, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCT ED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: BRIAN R DAVIS, 1015 HENRY AVE, APT 1, SANTA MARIA, CA 93455, FATIMA E DAVIS, 1015 HENRY AVE, SANTA MARIA, CA 93455 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and cor rect. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ FATIMA E DAVIS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 11/22/2022 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 11/22/2022 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By MKATZ, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 11/22/2027 PUB: 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, 12/22/2022 LEGAL CM 724
NATIVE NATIONS GROUP, INC., MIKE MITCHELL, SECRE TARY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 11/28/2022 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 11/28/2022 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By MKATZ, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 11/28/2027 PUB: 12/01, 12/08, 12/15, 12/22/2022
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MITCHELL COREY KING aka MITCHELL C. KING aka MITCHELL KING Case No. 22PR-0382 To all heirs, ben eficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MITCHELL COREY KING aka MITCHELL C. KING aka MITCH ELL KING A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Alan Conway King in the Supe rior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO.
CITY OF ATASCADERO NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING ADMINISTRATIVE USE PERMIT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Zoning Administrator of the City of Atascadero will hold a virtual public hearing on December 12, 2022 at City Hall, 6500 Palma Ave. Atascadero, CA 93422 at
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8205 Curbaril Ave. (corner of Curbaril & Atascadero Ave.): Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Ted Mort, Pastor. (805) 466-0175.


A New Thought Spiritual Community. Living the Consciously Awakened Life. Rev. Elizabeth Rowley Hogue Sunday 10:00am at the Pavilion 9315 Pismo Way, Atascadero (805) 460-0762.


NORTH COUNTY CAMPUS 9325 El Bordo Avenue, Atascadero; Sunday Services at 9:30 and 11 a.m.; (805) 543-2358;; Helping people find and follow Jesus.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 238 17th St. Paso Robles; Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m.; Our Wednesday Testimony; Meeting is the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.; Reading room-same location after services & by apportionment.

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 9925 Morro Road, Atascadero; "The Church on the Hill"; An independent church committed to the teaching of God's Word.; Praise and Prayer - 10 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11 a.m.; Evening Worship - 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer - 6:30 p.m.; Nursery care and children's classes provided.; Pastor Jorge Guerrero; (805) 461-9197.

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 535 Creston Road., Paso Robles ; (805) 238-3549 ; Dr. Gary M. Barker, Pastor; Goal of church: To teach Believers to love God and people.; Sundays: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Service; 6 p.m. Eve Service; Wednesdays: 7 p.m. prayer meeting.


A place of hope! Join us for in-person worship on Sundays at 9 A.M. Services are also streamed on our YouTube channel, Hope Lutheran Church Atascadero. We offer Sunday School for all ages after worship. Learn more at 8005 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero. 805.461.0430.

LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER-LCMS 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero; 466-9350; Morning Bible class at 9 a.m. Sunday; Coffee and Sunday Worship with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Sunday; Thursday morning Bible class 10 a.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship; Developmentally disabled Bible class 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings;;; Pastor Wayne Riddering.

PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC We honor ancient scriptures, responding to God’s contemporary call to be just and kind.; Join us for Worship Sunday, 10 a.m.; Church School Sunday, 10:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship 11 a.m.; Men’s Bible Study, Wednesday, 8 a.m.; Women’s Bible Study, Friday, 10 a.m.; Youth Group; 1301 Oak St., Paso Robles; (805) 238-3321.

ST. ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH 820 Creston Road., Paso Robles; (805) 238-2218- Parish Office open Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; website:; Mass times;Daily Mass- 12:00 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.; Tues. 7 p.m. Spanish; Saturday 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Spanish Vigil Mass; Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.; Spanish Mass at 12:30PM. Father Rudolfo Contreras.

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 940 Creston Road, Paso Robles; has Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m; For more information, call the church at (805) 238-3702. Ext. 206.

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF ATASCADERO 11605 El Camino Real, Atascadero; Sunday Service Time: 10 a.m.; Nurs-ery Care Provided:; 9:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.; Mid-week student ministry; PreK-12th grade Sept-April, Weds, 4 p.m.; (805) 466-2566; Pastor Steve Poteete-Marshall;

ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 513 Palma Ave., Atascadero; Sunday services: Holy Eucharist — 9 a.m., Taize — 8 p.m.; the Rev. W. Merritt Greenwood, interim director; the Rev. James Arnold, Deacon; the Rev. Jacqueline Sebro, Deacon; office (805) 466-0379, fax (805) 466-6399; website; email

Ihope you all enjoyed a peace ful and “fulfilling”Thanksgiv ing. I know we certainly did. We spent the afternoon with our son, David, and his wife, Shan non, who lives in Paso Robles. Shannon’s brother and sister-inlaw, who live near Jackson, Cali fornia, joined us with their two college-aged daughters.

On Friday, we rejoined every one, including our granddaugh ter Madison and her boyfriend, Jason Keiser, who were visiting from the Bay area.

We played Trivial Pursuit, an interesting game, especially when you have several generations teaming up. When I answered one of the questions with “Clark Gable,” the young ones said, “who?” At least my answer was right!

The Atascadero City Coun cil presented Coats for Kids with a Proclamation announc

ing the 35th year of the project. It’s always nice to have a project’s milestone recognized. Thank you, Atascadero!

Just a quick reminder that we will be working on the Coats for Kids Distribution starting on Dec. 6 at one of the commercial buildings at the Fairgrounds in Paso Robles. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our website at coatsforkidsslocounty. org and click on the “Donate” page. Scroll down to VOLUNTEER and call Brenda May to sign up to help.

We will be sorting on Dec. 7, 8, and 9 and distributing on the 10th. We would appreciate any time you can give to this worth while project.

Now that we are headed into December, I’m going to start off our recipes this week with appe tizers for those parties you’ll be hosting or gifts you’ll be bearing when you visit family and friends.

Madeira Cheese Spread


½ cup Madeira wine

1/3 cup butter, melted 14 ounces Gouda cheese 1 cup sour cream

Warning... Do not read this column if you are about to eat or have just eaten. It may cause headache, diarrhea, constipation, cramping, bloating, and nausea.

Professors at Wonkwang University in South Korea are testing ways to replace beef with meat made from mealworms. Baked or fried mealworms are now eaten in a few coun tries as snacks, although I don’t think we’ll be seeing Mealworm Doritos® at the next Super Bowl party nor can I see people pick ing through the peanuts for meal worms as if they were cashews in the Planter’s® Party Mix.

This story raises several trou bling questions. First, if you were a doctor would you hang your diploma on the wall if you grad uated from a place called Wonk wang University? And what the heck is a mealworm anyway?

I’m glad you asked. A meal worm is the larval stage of the yellow mealworm beetle. They

• 1 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions: In a small bowl, combine wine and butter. In a food processor or blender, combine cheese, sour cream, salt and cayenne. Process until smooth. With motor running, gradually add wine mixture, blending until smooth. Refrigerate 24 hours before serving to allow flavors to blend. Yield: about 2 ½ cups of spread

This next recipe is a blend of cheeses with the bite of jalapeňo peppers and hot-flavored pecans.

Spice Cheese Mold


• 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, softened 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeňo peppers, softened

• 3 drops hot pepper sauce

• 1¼ cups Spicy Pecans, chopped and divided (recipe follows)

Fresh grapes and assorted crackers to serve with cheese.

Directions: In a food processor or blender, combine cheeses and

Pass The Mealworms, Please

do have a brain and mealworms were the first organisms to circle the moon back in 1968 which has been described as “one small step for mealworms.”They are success fully being raised in labs and also in people’s unkempt houses. (They are said to love Cheerios®, but then, who doesn’t?)

One problem the scientists ran into is that inbreeding such as occurs in a lab really hurts the female’s sex appeal and is a real turn-off to male mealworms. They are commonly used to feed reptiles, fish, birds and are also used for fish bait. So in this brave new world of the future are we now going to be reduced to eating fish bait? Really? If you want to eat a few I recommend you look up Bassett’s Cricket Ranch where you can get 1,000 meal worms for only $15.99. Bassett’s got high marks for their meal worms although one online critic described them as “putrid, smelly and terrible,” and another said, “If you’re easily grossed out they may not be for you.”

Mealworms are nocturnal and gregarious creatures that are mostly vegetarian but do occa sionally go off their diet and eat each other. The cannibals also feed on dead or dying birds and can pass along salmonella, e coli

and numerous other diseases that could threaten your life if you eat too many. If ranchers have the stomach for it they can get a good look at their competition on the Internet. To me mealworms look like a bunch of disgusting maggots at an orgy, crawling all over each other.

One thing mealworms can do that cows haven’t shown an apti tude for yet is they can eat plas tic. That’s right, they can digest polystyrene which is a thermo plastic substance and get this, mealworms taste exactly the same whether they’ve been fed Cheer ios® or a diet of plastic.

To feed the ever-growing mass of humanity on earth it’s been suggested that cattle ranchers could easily transition into meal worm ranchers and admittedly, I can see some advantages. You wouldn’t have to be constantly worried about a drouth, meal worms require little in the way of fencing, they have few, if any, difficult births and even if they are hard calvers who cares? After all, the lady mealworm can give birth to over 500 offspring during her short life, which is more than you can say about your average cow. And if you threw a bunch of empty plastic bottles off the feed truck instead of expensive hay I’m

pepper sauce. Process until well blended. Place mixture in a bowl and add ¾ cup chopped Spicy Pecans. Form into a large ball or mold in a 1-quart round bowl. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. To serve, remove from refrigerator and garnish with remaining Spicy Pecans. Serve with fresh grapes and assorted crackers.

Spicy Pecans

Ingredients: ½ cup butter 3 tablespoons steak sauce

• 6 drops hot pepper sauce

• 4 cups pecan halves

• Cajun seasoning Directions: Melt butter in a 15½ x 10½-inch jellyroll pan in a preheated 200-degree oven. Add steak sauce and pepper sauce; stir in pecans. Spread pecans on pan and bake 1 hour. Stir often while baking. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with Cajun season ing. Store in airtight containers.

Makes 4 cups

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pretty sure the cows wouldn’t eat it.

I have doubts about this entire mealworm-as-human-food concept though and can’t see ranchers selling their cows and buying mealworms. First of all, I doubt the mealworms would survive the branding. Instead of cowboy poets descending every year on Elko I doubt we’ll hear from mealworm poets, after all, what rhymes with mealworms? I wonder, will there be a mealworm checkoff and will the Cowboy Hall of Fame be expanded to include the lowly mealworm?

South Korean scientists know Americans would never willingly eat mealworms so they suggest a sneaky approach in which the worms could be hidden in savory seasonings “as a way to change consumer’s minds.” They suggest using mealworms as condiments in the same way we use salt and pepper. Can’t you just imag ine someone at a dinner party saying, “Please pass the salt and the mealworms.” Or, a chef tast ing his latest creation and saying, “Um, I think it needs a pinch more worms.”

Lee Pitts is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email them at

The Failure of the Meekest Man Who Ever Lived

Without any doubt, Moses was one of the greatest servants of God in the Old Testament. He was used of the Lord to deliver the nation of Israel from Egyp tian slavery, commissioned to give God’s law to Israel, and build the tabernacle and organize the priesthood to worship God. In doing all these things, Moses developed a very close and inti mate relationship with the Lord. However, Moses ended his life by committing a sin that resulted in his death. He wasn’t permitted to fulfill the desire of his heart which was to lead the nation of Israel to possess the Promised land. The uniqueness of his sin was that as a meek and gentle man, he failed to

be meek. It reveals the truth that a person is never too old and mature to prevent failure if he doesn’t depend upon the Lord to over come human weakness. Moses was a man who was generally temperate but he lost his temper and disobeyed the Lord. This sin of disobedience resulted in his death. He was replaced as Isra el’s leader by Joshua. The circum stances that recorded his failure are found in Numbers 20:1-13.

As we’ve learned, the nation had a reputation and habit of complaining and being discontent which resulted in their blasphemy against the Lord. This occurred again and caused Moses to get angry and sin by disobeying the Lord. The congregation of Israel was in the Wilderness of Zin and they ran out of water. Instead of trusting the Lord to meet their need as He had done before, they complained against Moses and accused him of purposely desir ing to cause their death (Numbers 20:1-6). They said that Moses hadn’t led them into the Prom

ised land of grain, figs, vines or pomegranates but to a desolate dry land and place of death. This was a false accusation because in reality their unbelief (Numbers 13-14) had caused their prob lems. Moses immediately went to Lord in desperation. The Lord told Moses to speak to a rock near him and it would supernaturally produce the water that was needed (Numbers 20:7-9). Moses was so angry against these rebels that he disobeyed the Lord by striking the rock with his rod instead of speak ing to it (Numbers 20:10-11). His action resulted in the rock abun dantly producing water. However, Moses’ disobedience of not honoring the Lord as being holy resulted in Moses’ discipline. The Lord told Moses that he would die and not take Israel into the Promised land (Numbers 20:1213). The Lord’s action demon strates that it is a serious sin to disregard and disobey the Lord’s command. Moses allowed his temper to manifest itself in anger which resulted in disobedience

and then discipline from the Lord. Lessons to Learn

1. Uncontrolled anger can cause us to commit undesired sin and disobedience.

2. When meekness is maintained, the sin of anger can be over come: Galatians 5:22-23

3. Not honoring the Lord by being disobedient to His Command can result in unpleasant discipline. Obedi ence will ALWAYS result in receiving the Lord’s BLESS INGS: Psalm 1:1-3.

P.S. I will be retiring from Ministry at Grace Baptist Church on December 31. I will be writ ing articles for December 12 and December 26. I have greatly enjoyed writing for the Newspa per these past five years. I do not plan to continue writing next year so December 26 will be my final article.

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ATASCADERO — At Woodward Park in Fresno on Nov. 17, Atascadero High School (AHS) sophomore Frannie Perry took first place at the CIF Central Section D3 Women’s Cross Country Championship.

“It was a really fun race. I started out top 10, once the gun went off, stuck with them for a good mile and a half, and then made my way to top five and just told myself that I was going to stick with them,” Perry said of her win at the 5k cross country race. “About a half mile to go, I saw an opening to get first place on the downhill, and the girl who got second, she pushed me a lot, and I passed her with a half mile to go. I just let it go. I had to trust myself on the downhill and got first.”

“It was a great race, and I’m really

happy for my competitors,” she added.

“They really pushed me, and it was really good pacing as well for the race.”



cool spot with a lot of cool courses and

trails,” Perry added. “Definitely, love Woodward Park. Last year I raced in it, and I just missed qualifying for State, but this year was super fun, and last year was fun as well. I was excited for this course.”

Perry added that she wants to thank her teammates and her competitors from her races this year. And that it was them and her coach, Roger Warnes, who pushed her to her big win.

“Winning CIF this year for me was very unexpected,” Perry stated. “I exceeded what I wanted to do at CIF because I told myself I wanted to just be top 10 and work my way and if I felt good, finish top five, and that’s all I was really shooting for. I ended up telling myself to stick with this girl who was in first and then found an opening, and I took it. I was really surprised and shocked that I got first.”

Perry moved on to her first State race on Saturday, Nov. 26, where she placed 36 out of over 200 runners with a 19.08 time.

Perry will be returning to cross country for her junior year at AHS and will also be part of the track season.

went on to say that this year has been fantastic for her, and she’s had a lot of fun competing on all the different courses. love all the courses. We’re in a pretty fun
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Frannie Perry went on to compete in the State Championships on Saturday, Nov. 26 Atascadero Greyhounds Division 5 Football CIF Champions!
the Cross Country CIF Central Section D3
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on Friday, Nov. 25 ending the
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has left a mark on the Bearcat women’s volleyball team after starting on the varsity team for all four of her years at PRHS. Head Coach Rob Browning will certainly be excited to have such a wonderful student and teammate on his team." Top
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effort to not do that anymore,” Cooper stated. “If kids were doing the wrong thing we were going to call them out and our kids totally responded to it. They could have gone the opposite direction, but they saw it and bought into it and I think that was the turning point.”

With a record of 6-4, Atascadero rode into the play offs as the No. 2 overall seed in Division 5 carrying confi dence and, more importantly, grit. Following a first-round bye and two nearly perfect performances which saw the Hounds outscore their oppo nents 74-8, Atascadero faced a familiar opponent, the Pioneer Valley Panthers, who ended the Hounds’ six-game win streak in the regular-season finale and spoiled their chance at an unde


two open at-large seats on their council and mayor up for elec tion.

As of Wednesday, Nov. 23, current City of Atascadero Councilmembers Heather Newsom, with 43.82 percent, and Susan Funk, with 42.50 percent, look like they will both win their re-election for the two open seats on the council. Bret Heinemann is following behind with 13.69 percent of the vote.

City of Atascadero Mayor candidate Heather Moreno, running unopposed for re-elec tion, has 100 percent of the vote.

City of Atascadero Trea surer candidate Gere Sibbach, also running unopposed for re-election, has 100 percent of the vote.


is included in that final total.

“Its growing in popular ity,” explained Solheim. “It’s really becoming a Thanksgiv ing tradition for a lot of fami lies and for a lot of runners as well.”

Winning runners for this year’s Turkey Trot were:

First Adult Male: Paul Yun

First Under 18 (and overall): Nathan Cooks

First Adult Female: Paige Shelton Reynolds

feated league title.

Just 10 minutes into the Divi sion 5 championship game, it seemed like the moment might be too big for the home team as Atascadero turned the ball over on its first two possessions. To make matters even worse, Pioneer Valley converted both turnovers into touchdowns and led Atascadero 13-0 late in the first quarter. But, just as they have all season, the Hounds never panicked and began to dig their way out of the hole.

Junior quarterback Kane Cooks sparked the comeback when he hit senior Kaleb Pryor on a 41-yard touchdown pass up the seam late in the second quarter, which cut the lead to 13-6 at halftime. The second half of the game was a lot like the second half of the season as the Greyhounds dominated their opponent in every phase

The Atascadero Unified School District had nine candi dates running for four spots on the trustee board. The top four results are Tracy Ellis-Weit with 14.98 percent, Vy Pierce with 14.43 percent, Rebekah Koznek with 12.73 percent, and Denise McGrew Kane with 12.31 percent of the vote.

Other trustee candidate results are Tami Gunther (running for re-election) with 10.54 percent, Dan Hathaway with 11.08 percent, George Shoemaker (running for re-election) has 9.33 percent, Scott Staton with 9.63 percent, and Chris Collins with 4.97 percent of the vote.


The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District had 10 people vying for three trustee area seats and one at-large seat. In Trustee Area 2, Joel Peterson

“Not only is the Turkey Trot a way for us to raise funds to support our services, but it is also a great way for us to engage the community,” says Solheim, who said ECHO is also partnering with the Templeton Market on Main Street for another fundraiser this month.

Starting next week, a giving tree will be on display in the market. Different services and suggested donations for both locations will be on the tree for individuals to take and for people to take and donate.

For more information on ECHO, visit

rolls, and house-baked pie.

of the game.

“Besides the turn in mental ity from the kids, I think it was really our halftime adjustments from defensive coordinator Sam Derose and offensive coordina tor Dan Loney,” Cooper said. “The adjustments that we have made at halftime have been nothing short of phenomenal.”

Junior Jarom Damery scooped up a fumble on the Panthers’ first drive of the third quarter and the Hounds never looked back. Cooks ran in the next two touchdowns, while his older brother, Trey Cooks, recorded the final nail in the coffin with a touchdown of his own. Trey Cooks, the senior running back, was unstoppable all evening for Atascadero, gaining 188 yards on 30 carries.

This is the first championship ring the Atascadero football program has won since 1996,

ran unopposed and was not on the ballot.

In the at-large race, Laurene D. McCoy has taken the lead with 38.76 percent over Adel ita Hiteshew (36.71 percent) who held the first-place posi tion since election night.

Candidate Jim Irving remains in third with 24.53 percent.

In Trustee Area 1, results are Jim Cogan with 48.01 percent, Chris Arend with 27.51 percent, and Peter Byrne with 24.48 percent.

In Trustee Area 4, results are Sondra Williams lead ing with 42.85 percent, Frank Triggs with 37.71 percent, and Catherine Reimer with 19.43 percent.

Current District 1 Paso Robles City Councilmember John Hamon came in with 100 percent of the votes, running unopposed. District 2 Paso Robles City Councilmember

In Paso Robles, the Paso Robles High 2021 CIF-champion boys wres tling team hosted the 17th Annual Turkey Trot 10K and 5K run. The annual run supports transportation and gear fees for the team, and 15 percent of the proceeds will benefit the SLO Food Bank.

Over 100 runners supported the team in running Linne Road that chilly Thursday morning. Coach Nate Ybarra noted this year was the biggest year yet for the annual Turkey Trot.

“I am happy to see the people of Paso supporting one

homemade meal on Monday at the Paso Robles Culinary Arts Academy on Golden Hill Road. They then bring and set up the meal at the Centennial Park Activity Center.

On the menu, this Thanks giving oven-roasted turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, mixed vegetables, salad, candied yams, cranberry sauce,

This year, a total of 1,480 meals were served either in the dining room or delivered. Following the covid pandemic, more people have been opting for their meal to be delivered, but Kudija explains they saw more people in the dining room this year.

While Kudija has yet to finalize the total cost it took this year to put on the meal, he expects this year’s to cost

significantly more. Last year’s meal cost them about $12,000.

“Food is a lot higher this year,” said Kudija. “Our big challange this year was find ing turkeys.”

With the help of the Culi nary Academy, Kudija and his team were finally able to locate some turkeys, but again at a higher cost.

Leftover food from the meal is always donated to a local nonprofit. This year about

which was the last year of four consecutive CIF championships in the 1990s and just after three more in the ’80s all under coach Larry Welsh. Following a legend like that is never easy, but a task that Cooper excitingly jumped at in 2004. Despite many good teams over his 18 seasons as head coach, the CIF Champi onship was the one thing that always eluded him.

“I feel like we have put a lot of good products out there, there have been a lot of teams before this year that probably could have pulled it off, but in the end, this is the team that actually finished it off,” Cooper said through a smile. “It’s super exciting and career-confirming a little bit, but I’m happy we get to enjoy it no matter what happens the next two weeks.”

Going forward, the Grey hounds will have two games to

Chris Bausch, also running unopposed, came in with 100 percent of the vote.

Paso Robles City Mayor candidates Michael Rivera currently has 45.42 percent of the vote, and current City Mayor Steve Martin is look ing to win his re-election with 54.48 percent.

As for Measure E-22, Appointive City Treasurer failed with 61.76 percent. And Measure F-22, Paso Robles Quality of Life/Community Safety Measure, passed with 58.81 percent.


Templeton Unified School District had two open seats on its board. As of Wednes day, taking the seats are Janel Armet, with 27.34 percent, Jennifer Grinager back ahead with 26.65, and Matt Allison close behind with 25.49. Jason

of the toughest sports there is, wrestling,” said Ybarra.

There were six divisions: Men, Women, High School, Middle School, Open, and Masters, plus a best turkey costume contest.

Winners of the 17th Annual Turkey Trot were: 5K 18 Under: Jack Machado 31:50 Gracie Weyrich 33:38 10K 18 Under: Bishop Morsette 34:58 No girl participant 5K 18-35

Matthew Dancer 36:45 Malia Gaviola 36:16

200 meals worth of food were brought to Sunny Acres in San Luis Obispo.

“We are just a group of indi viduals who got together to do this,” explained Kudija. “There is no big business or govern ment behind us. It’s local people rolling up their sleeves and getting it done.”

For more information on Thanksgiving for Paso Robles, visit thanksgivingforpasorobles.




Tesarz follows behind with 9.76 percent.


District 2 SLO County Supervisor — Current District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson leads the race with 50.08 percent. His competitor Bruce Jones follows close behind with 49.92 percent.

State Governor — Current State Governor Gavin Newsom leads the race with 51.26 percent against Repub lican Brian Dahle with 48.74 percent.

State Senator — Demo crat Alex Padilla leads with 53.44 percent against Repub lican Mark Meuser with 46.56 percent.

State Representative, 19th District — Republican Jeff Gorman leads with 55.18

10K 18-35

Coach Dylan Richter 44:15

Charlotte Castelli 44:55 5K 35+

Daniel Gomez 24:22

Jen Gaviola 36:16 10K 35+

Jon Blakketter 50:44

Alison Borges-Miller 47:23 Kelly Steinbrook and her family have been running the team’s Turkey Trot since its start.

“It means coming together as a family, supporting some thing that we cherish and that we think is great for the kids and the community,” said Steinbrook.

percent against Democrat Jimmy Panetta with 44.82 percent.

State Representative, 24th District — Democrat Salud Carbajal leads with 59.84 percent against Republican Brad Allen with 40.16 percent.

State Assembly, 30th District — Democrat Dawn Addis leads with 54.19 percent against Vicki Nohrden with 45.81 percent.

State Assembly, 37th District — Republican Mike Stoker leads with 52.35 percent, followed by Demo crat Gregg Hart with 47.65 percent.

The County Clerk-Recorder estimates her office will final ize counting all the ballots by Dec. 8.

To see the full results for local and national, visit or

In its nearly 20 years, the PHRS wrestling team has raised over $20,000 through the Turkey Trot and expects this year’s proceeds to be around $3,000 alone. The team is already looking into a new course for next year.

On Monday evening, Dec. 5, the team will be hosting a spaghetti dinner at the Paso Robles Elks Lodge to help raise funds for hotel fees for the five tournaments they have this season. Currently, the PRHS wrestling team is ranked 44th in the state and has five highly ranked wres tlers in the state.




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