Senator John Laird Honored as Legislator of the Year
By CAMILLE DEVAUL firstname.lastname@example.org
SAN LUIS OBISPO
COUNTY — The California Special Districts Association (CSDA) honored Senator John Laird (District 17) as their Legislator of the Year at an event held at the South Bay Community Center in Los Osos on Friday, Jan. 27.
According to a press release from CSDA, Laird was honored for his support for the “local service specialists responsible for providing water, sanitation, fire protection, parks, healthcare and other essential services and infrastructure to communities throughout California.”
Laird represents San Luis Obispo County, including Paso Robles and Atascadero within his district, alongside portions of Monterey and Santa Clara counties.
Assemblymember Dawn Addis (District 30) was present and offered her own congratula-
tions to Laird for his recognition.
“State Senator Laird is accessible to listen to our needs and is accountable to the follow-up actions needed to bring those resources to our county, including special districts,” said Addis. Laird was praised for his
accessibility and engagement with his constituents.
“We are so fortunate to have an engaged and effective representative in the State Legislature like Senator Laird,” stated CSDA Board President Elaine Magner. “His background in local government brings a
perspective that recognizes the importance of special districts and the essential services they provide, and his legislation in 2022 creating the Pajaro Valley Healthcare District preserved a critical community resource for the residents of Watsonville.”
His was one of 46 signatures asking Newsom to extend COVID-19 relief funding access to special districts. This eventually led a $100 million allocation in the 2021-22 State Budget. As chair of the Senate Climate Working Group, the
The project will have at least one more round with the Planning Commission before going to the City Council
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ATASCADERO — The main topic discussed at the Jan. 17 Atascadero Planning Commission meeting was the proposed Barrel Creek Project. The mixed-use project will be a blend of commercial, residential, and short-term rental properties. The proposed site containing 15.2 acres, is located on the west side of the 101 north of Del Rio Road and is situated across Del Rio from the Apple Valley development. The Barrel Creek Project is currently proposing 20
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ATASCADERO — Once again, downtown Atascadero will be peppered with hearts this February. The campaign, known as #ATownWithHeart, was started in 2021 by local businesswomen and friends Janet Wallace and Jenna Hartzell.
for the past three years.
Master Facilitator Coaches
Kasia Roether and Jutta
PASO ROBLES — One local nonprofit is using horses to help people embark on life-changing journeys. Life Coaching with Horses, located just outside of Paso Robles, has been operating as a nonprofit
Thoerner began Life Coaching with Horses as a for-profit organization, conducting workshops, but at the start of the COVID pandemic, they sat down to discuss the future of their organization. Working for profit never felt right to Roether and Thoerner. The two wanted to give back to people and other nonprofits who don’t usually get to receive.
“It instantly felt better,” said
Roether about their transition.
“We both have experienced the value of this work, and we’ve seen the benefits and results when working with others, and we wanted to make it available to a wider range of people.”
Since becoming a nonprofit, Roether and Thoerner have worked with Hospice SLO County, Lumina Alliance, Resilient Souls and more. They support military personnel, law enforcement agencies, first responders, firefighters,
“I started the heart campaign during the pandemic,” stated Wallace. “The hearts were meant to send a simple but heartfelt message that we love our downtown and are committed to ensuring it thrives. We also wanted to send a little love note to the Atascadero community for their ongoing support of local businesses. Last year , the Chamber joined the campaign by assisting with the purchase of the hearts.”
Originally, in 2021 Wallace and then chair of the Downtown Association teamed up to start the tradition. Together they donated $300 to buy 3,240
hearts to distribute to local businesses. Hartzell jumped into the Atascadero love fest and volunteered her artistic talents to design a scavenger hunt that year, the campaign’s social media imagery, and banners for downtown. And thus, #ATownWithHeart was born.
“The goal was (and is) to get our community to drive by or stroll downtown to feel the love,” added Wallace.
In 2022, Wallace and Hartzell teamed up with the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, which now provides the community with packs of hearts to display
in their storefronts.
“The Chamber is great. As more and more businesses requested hearts, the Chamber made it possible to supply the thousands of paper hearts [needed],” said Wallace. “It’s so nice for the businesses just to get a pack of hearts delivered for free — rather than asking busy business owners to go out and spend time and money to acquire hearts. Plus, even though each business adds their own flair, the continuity of hearts from window to window creates a lovely sense of community.”
California Special Districts Association recognized Laird in Los Osos on Jan. 27
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40th Annual Ladies’ Conference Returning to Atascadero
The dates are Friday, March 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ATASCADERO — The date is fast approaching for the 40th Annual Ladies’ Conference here in Atascadero. This event is mainly for the benefit of our local community, but over the years, it has attracted women from many other places. Attendance ranges up to 500 women of all ages and is held at the Colony Park Community Center on Traffic Way.
The dates are Friday, March 10, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dessert on Friday and lunch on Saturday, with snacks, coffee and tea are provided with the registration. The caterer this year will be Amy and Jaimy’s Place, a fabulous deli in Templeton. Ladies will be pampered with a delightful ambiance as always, with linen-covered tables and décor. The conference provides an opportunity to kick back, make some new friends, and be encouraged.
The conference features Kim Meeder, author, speaker, and co-founder of Chrystal Peaks Youth
Ranch, from Bend, Oregon, as the speaker. Meeder and her husband, Troy, rescue abused horses and match them with young people who have emotional needs. Together, they minister and meld the love of Christ with people who are hurting and have started over 200 similar ranches throughout the U.S. and beyond. Kim Meeder is a true adventurer who loves hiking the mountains, discovering the beauty around her, and applying it to life lessons. For more information, see ladiesconference.com, where you will find far more information, as well as an opportunity to register.
Show Local Love with the Chamber’s
Third Annual Shop Local Bonus Program
Last year the Shop Local Bonus Program infused about $30,000 into the local economy
ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce will launch the Shop Local Bonus Program for the third year in a row and reward shoppers with gift cards. For every $100 spent in the local community of Atascadero, shoppers will be rewarded with a $20 gift card. This is a unique opportunity to show some local
love and give back to the community.
Chamber President and CEO Josh Cross says that the program supports the local economy and community.
“We have a business community that is incredibly supportive of the Chamber and the folks in our community,” he said. “Last year the Shop Local Bonus Program infused about $30,000 into our local economy, and this year we hope to exceed that amount. Now is your chance to give back and be rewarded with a $20 gift card.”
Here’s how the program works: Starting Feb. 1, spend $100 or more at participating local
retailers, restaurants, or other food and beverage businesses (excluding grocery stores, gas stations, and big box stores). Save your receipts from your purchases.
Receipts must be readable and itemized. They also must include the date, name of the business, and full total. Receipts may be cumulative but must be from Feb. 1 to March 31 and equal $100 minimum.
Redeem receipts at the Chamber office at 6907 El Camino Real, Ste. A, Atascadero, or at atascaderochamber.org/shop-local-bonus/. A maximum of two gift cards may be earned per household.
Paso Robles Film Reveals Scarecrow Making in Cambria
The documentary will premiere at the Cambria Film Festival this February
PASO ROBLES — Robin Smith, a Paso Robles filmmaker, spent last summer following around artists who craft scarecrows. Her work is featured in “Something to Crow About,” a docu mentary about the Cambria Scarecrow Festival that premieres during the Cambria Film Festival Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.
Every October for the past 14 years, 400 scarecrows staged downtown and volunteers to create new scarecrows
and repair older ones. The film captures these behind-the-scenes efforts at the Dr. Crow Workshop, a converted industrial storage unit in Cambria’s Tin City.
During the summer, Smith dropped by the workshop a few times a week to film what was happening that day.
“First of all, I was astounded by the time and effort these volunteers put into their scarecrow art,” Smith said. “I think filmgoers will be impressed, too.”
“One day I walked in and there were bloody, rubber hands all over the tables,” explained Smith. “Turns out they were converting Halloween props into more realistic hands for the scarecrows. And that’s how it went, I never knew what
I would find.”
Another incident involved a Dolly Parton crow.
“Several volunteers were struggling with Dolly’s bra and positioning it so it looked right,” Smith said. “Come to find out there is quite an art to making body parts look correct, even on a scarecrow.”
Smith has been a filmmaker for 40 years and teaches film editing at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria. She also has won an Emmy and numerous national Telly Awards.
“Something to Crow About” screens at the Cambria Vets Hall Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online at cambriafilmfestival.com.
District Attorney Recognizes Assemblyman Efforts, Legislation
Combating Human Trafficking
who he has valiantly served. He is very deserving of this recognition.”
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY —
Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham was recognized for his advocacy related to human trafficking on Thursday, Jan. 26, by SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow.
Cunningham was presented with the District Attorney Special Commendation Award during the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force meeting. This award was presented in recognition of Cunningham’s outstanding work in the California State Legislature from 2016 to 2022 to combat human trafficking through important new legislation. January has been designated (annually) as Human Trafficking Awareness Month by the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors.
“It is my distinct pleasure to present Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham with the distinguished District Attorney Special Commendation award for his distinguished work to combat human trafficking and support survivors of trafficking,” said District Attorney Dan Dow. “Jordan’s tireless effort and significant success, in spite of the challenging political environment, bring great credit upon Jordan and upon the residents in San Luis Obispo County
Assemblyman Cunningham was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors by Chairperson John Peschong, representing District 1.
Among the bills that Assemblyman Cunningham authored are the following:
• AB 1735. Protective orders: human trafficking: pimping: pandering. Requires judges to consider issuing a protective order in all cases in which a defendant has been convicted of human trafficking, pimping or pandering.
• AB 1868. Authorizes school districts to provide instruction, on the potential risks and consequences of creating and sharing sexually suggestive or explicit materials through cellphones, social networking sites, computer networks, or other digital media.
• AB 662. Crimes against minors. Changed the elements of the crime of enticing a female under the age of 18 into a house of prostitution to make the crime gender-neutral and thereby recognize the crime is committed against boys and girls.
AB 2009. Postsecondary education: training for drivers of commercial trucks: human trafficking awareness training. Require that human trafficking awareness training
developed under the bill be incorporated into the curriculum of all community college programs that offer training for persons preparing for licensing and employment as commercial truck drivers.
AB 1788. Sex trafficking: hotels: actual knowledge or reckless disregard: civil penalty. Creates civil penalties for hotels, for instances of human trafficking that specified employees knew or recklessly disregarded activity on hotel grounds constituting sex trafficking.
AB 2408. Social media platform: child users: addiction. Makes social media platforms (such as Meta and Snapchat) civilly liable for negligently addicting child users by establishing a duty for a social media platform to not negligently addict child users by a) The use or sale of a child user’s personal data or; b) the development, design, implementation, or maintenance of a design, feature, or affordance. (This bill passed the Assembly; passed Senate Judiciary Committee, then died with no referral to the full Senate from Appropriations Committee.)
AB 2130. Emergency medical services: training: human trafficking. Requires every emergency medical technician-paramedic (EMT-P), upon initial licensure and upon licensure renewal, to
complete at least 20 minutes of training on issues relating to human trafficking.
Cunningham was the only prior Deputy District Attorney serving in the State Assembly during his tenure and therefore was able to provide an important and practical perspective about the real impact of their proposals to his peers serving in the legislative body.
Mr. Cunningham has been previously recognized as “Legislator of the Year” during his tenure in Sacramento by several organizations including: the Federation of California Builders Exchange, the California District Attorneys Association, and the California Police Chief’s Association.
The District Attorney Special Commendation has only been awarded to two recipients since its inception. The Special Commendation is reserved to recognize distinguished service that demonstrates exceptional commitment to the safety of our community through advocacy and action that yields significant results.
In 2018, the first award was presented by District Attorney Dan Dow to San Luis Obispo Police Department Patrol Officer Quenten Rouse for his swift action during a routine traffic stop in October 2018 that freed a 14-year old victim of sexual slavery is in keeping with the finest tradition of our local law enforcement. The trafficker, Lucion
Banks, is now convicted and serving 15 years to life in prison.
The second recipient was Jennifer Adams in June of 2019 on her retirement from RISE (now known as Lumina Alliance). Jennifer had served as an outstanding partner in assisting survivors of intimate partner and gender-based violence in San Luis Obispo County for over 20 years. She has since returned to the same work when she was asked to become the chief executive officer for Lumina Alliance in 2021.
Kim Miller, a volunteer artist, sculpts boots for her Gene Simmons (of Kiss fame) scarecrow at the Cambria Scarecrow Festival.
The 40th Annual Ladies’ Conference on March 10 and 11 features Kim Meeder, author, speaker, and co-founder of Chrystal Peaks Youth Ranch, from Bend, Oregon, as the speaker. Contributed Photo
Jordan Cunningham is the third person to have received the award
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District Attorney Dan Dow (left) presents Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham with the District Attorney Special Commendation Award on Thursday, Jan. 26. Cunningham was honored for his efforts to combat human trafficking while serving in the State Legislature from 2016-22. Contributed Photo
Search for Missing 5-Year-Old Continues Up North in River
Sheriff’s personnel state they will search until all reasonable possibilities of finding Doan have been exhausted
By CAMILLE DEVAUL
PASO ROBLES — It has been nearly one full month since the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department began searching for missing 5-year-old Kyle Doan Doan went missing on Monday, Jan. 9, after being swept away by floodwaters near San Miguel. It was reported by Cal Fire that morning that the area the car he inhabited was trying to cross was impacted by a downed tree. A neighbor tried to help rescue those inside, and while Kyle’s mother was pulled to safety,
he was unable to be rescued.
The Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team and members along with the dive team have been
concentrating their efforts in the Salinas River near San Miguel. An update from the Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, Jan. 28, stated, “the
Lisa Hopkins Named as Next Principal
23 years as an educator in Paso Robles
PASO ROBLES — Trinity Lutheran Church and School have announced the selection of Lisa Hopkins to serve as its next principal.
“After a nationwide search, the selection committee unanimously selected Lisa as the best candidate,” said Mark Schudde, pastor of Trinity. Hopkins will take up the duties as principal this June.
“I am honored to be chosen to serve Trinity Lutheran Church and School in this capacity,” Hopkins said. “I look forward to building Christ-centered relationships with our families
and the community of Paso Robles as Trinity’s principal.”
Hopkins will succeed Principal Jane Fairbank, who has served at Trinity School for 31 years. Fairbank first developed and directed the Trinity Preschool program, which grew to 100 preschoolers. In 2002, Fairbank took up the position of principal, where she has served for the past 21 years.
Fairbank will retire in June following the completion of this current school year.
Lutheran elementary schools number 808 institutions across the United States, with four international schools. They rank only second to the Roman Catholic schools in numbers as private schools. Therefore, the selection committee had a broad spectrum of principal candidates to consider.
search took place in the water and on land north of the area where previous searches were conducted.”
Recent searches contain about 35 members searching for Doan. According to authorities, they will continue their searching north up through the river. Volunteers from the community continue their own searches for Doan.
The Sheriff’s office has confirmed finding Doan’s mother’s school ID in previous areas searched. Experts have also told the Sheriff’s Office they believe Doan would most likely be found in the San Marcos Creek and Salinas River to the northern boundary of San Miguel. Searches will continue on a limited, but ongoing basis until all reasonable possibilities of finding Doan have been exhausted.
This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.
Trinity Lutheran School
Lisa Hopkins has served 23 years as an educator in Paso Robles. Her first position was as an agriculture educator and FFA advisor at Paso Robles High School. The agriculture department at Paso High runs much like a “school within a school.” Hopkins carried not only the position of teacher, but assisted in program management during her 13 years at PRHS.
For the past 12 years, Hopkins has taught at Trinity School at both the elementary and middle school levels.
In June, she will have completed the nationally known SLED Leadership and Administration Program, which is a year-long process that includes both in-person and self-led project learning under a mentor. Hopkins’ projects included curriculum review and serving as mentor to a number of newer teachers at Trinity.
In addition to the SLED certificate, Hopkins has her Bachelor of Science degree, her Master’s degree, and also her teaching credentials, all from Cal Poly. She has additional certifications in Clear Single Subject Teaching and Clear Specialist Instructional Credentials.
“Trinity has been blessed with exceptional staff over our 60-year history,” said David Marchell, congregation president. “While we will miss Jane and her leadership, we are confident that Lisa has the leadership skills, the heart, and the gifts to serve the Trinity Lutheran School families well into the future.”
The congregation of Trinity Lutheran has served Paso Robles for over 100 years. The school has just celebrated its 60th anniversary Year. Together, they look forward to serving the North County well into the future.
Angela Hollander Announces Candidacy for PRJUSD School Board
Ballots will be mailed on March 20 to all registered voters who live in the school district’s boundaries
PASO ROBLES — Angela Hollander is running for the open seat on the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Governing Board for the upcoming special election on April 18. Hollander has lived in Paso Robles for over 20 years and has two grown children who attended schools in the district. Her lifetime of professional and volunteer experience shows her dedication to helping children and families.
“I am dedicated to serving children and fami-
lies and have deep roots in the Paso Robles community. Coupled with my commitment to public education and history of collaborative partnerships, I believe I am uniquely suited to serve the district and community at this moment,” said Hollander. “Public education not only allows students to thrive, but it creates the foundation for healthy communities. I would be honored to serve the community on the school board.”
Ballots will be mailed on March 20 to all registered voters who live in the PRJUSD boundaries, and the final day to vote is April 18.
Hollander is available to speak to parent groups and community organizations and discuss a common-sense, inclusive approach to education that benefits all children attending Paso
Robles schools, parents, faculty, and educational staff, and the community.
Alongside her long career in neonatal intensive care, Hollander coordinated early childhood literacy programs with the County Office of Education and managed scholarships for The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County. A long-time Paso Robles resident with a passion for education, Hollander has volunteered in Paso Robles grades Pre-K through 12, for the Superintendent’s Parent Council, on School Site Councils, and for district initiatives such as Measures H and T. Today, she continues to volunteer with the Paso Robles High School College and Career Center.
For more information, please visit angelahollanderforschoolboard.org.
Woods Humane Society in Search of More Veterinarians to Meet Local Demand
Nationwide shortage impacts local pet populations as lowcost spay/neuter clinics scramble to staff veterinary teams
SAN LUIS OBISPO — February
is National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, yet San Luis Obispo County, like many counties nationwide, is struggling with a severe shortage of veterinarians to perform these important procedures that help manage local pet populations.
Woods Humane Society has searched near and far for nearly a year to hire a full-time veterinarian to help them meet the high demand for affordable spay/neuter surgeries in SLO County.
“Our nonprofit operates the coun
ty’s only two low-cost spay/neuter clinics and we perform an average of 5,000 of these surgeries per year for locally-owned pets as well as for shelter animals at Woods, SLO County Animal Services, and other rescues,” explains Woods Humane Society CEO Neil Trent. “In 2022, even without being able to staff full veterinary teams as we’d hoped, we still managed to perform 5,456 spay/neuter surgeries. However, in the last few months, we have not been able to keep up with demand and have had to temporarily postpone taking any new appointments from the public.”
Trent says that the nonprofit organization is desperately in search of qualified veterinarians to help them continue offering a high volume of sterilizations in order to manage pet populations and reduce the instances of unwanted litters of puppies and kittens in our county.
“A slowdown of any kind in spay/ neuter efforts can have a significant ripple effect on our local pet popula -
Templeton Elementary Registration Opens for 2023-2024 School Year
tion. With shelters full across California and with spring kitten season on the way, the veterinary shortage and the resulting restrictions on spay and neuter surgeries will only negatively impact an already dire situation. It is our top priority to recruit and hire veterinarians so that we can carry out the Woods mission and keep the SLO County shelter from experiencing the same overcrowding and unnecessary euthanasia that many other county shelters in this state are experiencing.”
To learn more about applying for the open staff veterinarian position at Woods Humane Society, visit woodshumanesociety.org/get-involved/ employment-opportunities.
Woods is located at 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo, and at 2300 Ramona Road, Atascadero, and is open to the public daily from 12 to 5 p.m., with adoption hours from 12 to 4 p.m. For more information about Woods, visit WoodsHumane.org or call (805) 543-9316.
their efforts and bring awareness to their community on how they are making a difference in the youth.
The Atascadero Chapter of the Optimist Club has been supporting local youth since 2000. Programs the club has brought forth to the community include a fishing derby, golf tournament, youth team sponsorships, and civic fundraiser event support. For more information on Optimist Club, visit optimist.org
TEMPLETON — New student enrollment (grades TK-2) for the 2023-24 school year has begun. To pre-register, email the following three items required from your new student(s) to email@example.com.
Proof of residence
(Current utility bill or escrow documents with your name and physical address on it)
Child’s birth certificate
(even if not current for school entry)
**California Senate Bill 277 states that exemptions for religious beliefs or other personal beliefs will no longer be accepted.
Please be advised that kindergarten class placement is based on many factors.
AM/PM class preference will be considered but cannot be guaranteed.
Letters confirming AM/ PM placement will be mailed
in late June for all students whose online registration is complete and a copy of a current immunization record that meets all of the requirements for school entry has been submitted.
The Kindergarten Readiness Act changed the age for entrance into kindergarten in California. Children must be five years of age for kindergarten by Sept. 1 for the 2023-2024 school year.
Transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program for children whose kindergarten entrance is changed as a result of this law. Children will be enrolled in transitional kindergarten if their fifth birthday is between Sept. 2 and April 2 for the 20232024 school year entry.
**All transitional kindergarten students must meet the same requirements as kindergarten students, including proof of residency, birth certificate, and immunizations current for school entry.
Interdistrict transfer applications will be accepted beginning March 1. You must first be released from your district of residence before contacting the Templeton District Office at 960 Old County Road.
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Former PRHS FFA advisor Lisa Hopkins has served
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are briefed before continuing the search for missing 5-year-old Kyle Doan in the Salinas River. Photo Courtesy of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office ATASCADERO — The Optimist Club of Atascadero asks the community to “Be an Optimist” on Thursday, Feb. 2.
Thirty-five members of the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team
Each year, Optimist clubs around the world volunteer their time and skills in programs to improve their communities. Optimist International Clubs and members celebrate Optimist Day to promote
Optimist Day promotes the clubs’ volunteering efforts in the community
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February 2 is International Optimist Day
News Briefs: North San Luis Obispo County
Paso Robles Police Serve NarcoticsBased Search Warrant
On Tuesday afternoon, Paso Robles Police Department (PRPD) executed a search warrant in the 900 Block of St Ann Drive.
In a press release from PRPD, it was said officers recovered controlled substances, paraphernalia, and other evidence to support an ongoing drug sales investigation.
Officers arrested Ashley Cook (30) of Paso Robles and Stephen Chargin (34) of Paso Robles for drug-related offenses. Both were booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail.
This is an ongoing investigation, and the Paso Robles Police Department 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).
CERT Flood Response Training Coming to Paso Robles February
Members of the North San Luis Obispo County Community Emergency Response Team, most often simply referred to as CERT, responded to assist the city of Paso Robles during the January winter storm. CERT team members were available to assist in sandbagging, traffic management, and logistical
support of other city functions.
CERT is a national program sponsored locally by Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services with standardized training provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. There are approximately 2,400 sponsored CERT programs across the country with more than 600,000 trained CERT volunteers.
Each local volunteer had completed CERT Basic Training, a 20-hour course in which they receive training in emergency management fundamentals, basic first aid, fire extinguisher use, search and rescue techniques, hazardous materials, and disaster psychology. Most of the volunteers had also attended supplemental classes in flood response, traffic and crowd management, and emergency radio communications.
The North San Luis Obispo County CERT program is offering their next CERT Basic Training class at the Paso Robles Public Safety Center, 900 Park Street in downtown Paso Robles. The class will meet on February 21, 23, 28, and March 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and March 4 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. There is no cost for students attending this class.
For online registration, go to bit. ly/3ZE8NL0, or you may email NorthSLOCountyCERT@gmail. com, and indicate that you would like to register for the CERT Basic Training class. Please be sure to provide a telephone number when registering by email. If you have any questions, you may call John Spooner, the Program Manager, at (805) 588-2172.
Open House Scheduled for Downtown Infrastructure Enhancement Plan
The City of Atascadero will be hosting a series of Open House dates, both in-person and virtually, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 31, through Friday, Feb. 17. The Open Houses will provide opportunities for everyone to be involved in shaping the decisions for the future Downtown Infrastructure Enhancement Plan.
The “El Camino Real Downtown Infrastructure Enhancement Plan” has been developed and refined since the project was initiated in August of 2017. Since that time, multiple options have been considered, with preferred design alternatives refined through a process of public input and technical analysis of traffic and safety considerations. The overall objective of the project is to develop a holistic traffic calming and corridor plan along the El Camino Real Corridor that considers the needs of all multimodal users, residents and businesses. It will prioritize pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle safety, while providing economic benefits for the downtown, vehicular traffic needs, emergency response, increased parking and aesthetic improvements intended to create a cohesive downtown center. The Open House will provide an opportunity to review updates to the project, ask questions, provide input and be involved in the final plan.
Open House schedule:
Tuesday, Jan. 31 2 to 4 p.m.
In-person City Hall, Room 106
Wednesday, Feb. 1
6 to 8 p.m.
In-person City Hall, Room 106
Thursday, Feb. 2 9–11 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 3 12 to 2 p.m.
In-person City Hall, Room 106
Saturday, Feb. 4 9 to 11 a.m.
In-person City Hall, Room 106
Monday, Feb. 13
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 14 12 to 2 p.m.
In-person City Hall, Room 106
Thursday, Feb. 16
6 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 17 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
In-person City Hall, Room 106
*Zoom Login: us02web.zoom. us/j/2580252681; Meeting ID: 258 025 2681
For more information, about the Downtown Infrastructure Enhancement Plan go to Atascadero.org.
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
Former Atascadero Teacher Arrested for Threats Made
Klink was booked into county jail on Jan. 17 and remains in custody
ATASCADERO — A former Atascadero
Unified School District (AUSD) teacher has been arrested for making threats to current district employees.
Atascadero Police Department (APD) released
information stating that they were notified of the threats in early January, “The threats were serious in nature and as a result, the Police Department conducted an investigation,” the APD said.
James S. Klink (56) was arrested with the help of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department as Klink was no longer residing in APD’s jurisdiction. He was found to be violating Penal Code 422 — Terrorist Threats.
According to San Luis Obispo County Jail records, Klink was booked into the jail on Jan. 17
on five charges of making terrorist threats. He remained in custody as of Tuesday evening.
Klink’s Facebook page says he is a Physical Education teacher at AUSD.
APD has sought a bail enhancement and Klink remains in custody. Authorities say this investigation is ongoing, and they will make no further comment at this time.
If you have any information related to this investigation, please contact the Police Department at (805) 461-5051.
Heritage Ranch Man Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse
Grunow will be sentenced on March 20 and faces a maximum of 250 years to life in prison
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
— District Attorney Dan Dow announced on Thursday, Jan. 26, that a San Luis Obispo County jury has convicted Craig Anthony Grunow (04/21/1965) of 11 counts of sexual abuse of three child victims occurring over a three-year period.
The jury found Grunow guilty on all charged counts, which included one count of sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 10 and 10 counts of committing a lewd act on a child under the age of 14. The jury also found true a special allegation that Grunow committed lewd acts on multiple victims under the age of 14. This special allegation imposes a sentence of 25 years to life in prison for each eligible offense pursuant to California Penal Code section 667.61(j)(2).
Grunow’s predatory crimes occurred in the Heritage Ranch area of rural San Luis Obispo County between August 2018 and August
2021. Two of the young survivors were well-known to the defendant and the third young survivor had been invited into the defendant’s home as a guest.
“We admire the profound strength of the three young survivors in disclosing these terrible crimes and in describing to the jury what they endured at the hands of this sexual predator,” said District Attorney Dan Dow. “We thank the jury for carefully considering all the evidence in this very troubling and emotional case. Without their courage, there would be no justice.” Grunow faces a maximum of 250 years to life in prison at his sentenc-
ing hearing scheduled for March 30 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 1 of the San Luis Obispo Superior Court, the Honorable Timothy Covello presiding.
Woman Who Killed Cal Poly Student in Previous DUI Accident Heading Back to Prison After Latest Conviction
Gianna Brencola sentenced to prison for felony DUI conviction
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
— Gianna Catherine Brencola of Los Osos was sentenced to six years in state prison for her conviction of felony driving while under the influence of alcohol. The sentence is the result of her guilty plea to the charge and admission to having been prior convicted of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated in 2018.
The incident occurred on Halloween evening, Oct. 31, 2021, in Morro Bay. During the incident, Brencola, 23, struck four parked cars in the 700 block of the Embarcadero while driving with a blood alcohol level exceeding .30 percent, more than three times the legal limit for driving, which is .08 percent.
According to a press release from the District Attorney’s Office, Brencola attempted to drive away from the collision scene but was stopped by two quick-thinking bystanders. One of the people physically removed Brencola from her vehicle while the other put her car in park and removed the keys from the ignition. During the intervention, Brencola offered one of them money to let her go from the scene before police responded.
Brencola was sentenced by the Honorable Michael L. Duffy to the maximum sentence of six years in prison based on her plea. The driving while under the influence charge carries a maximum sentence of three years, which is doubled due to her prior conviction for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, a “strike” under California’s Three Strikes sentencing law.
“Driving drunk again, after already
serving a prison term for killing someone while driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, is without excuse,” said SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow. “Our criminal and victim justice system cannot force rehabilitation because each person must make their own decision to take advantage of the resources that have been provided. We plead with Ms. Brencola to stop her dangerous behavior and to take responsibility for her future by making the necessary choices to change.”
In her prior 2018 conviction for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, Brencola struck and killed 21-year-old Cal Poly student Kennedy Love — who was riding his bicycle on Foothill Boulevard in San Luis Obispo — and then fled the scene. Brencola was convicted of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run, resulting in
Four Arrested in Nipomo for Outstanding Warrants
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Deputies arrested four individuals on Tuesday for outstanding warrants and even more recent crimes.
On Tuesday, deputies responded to the 500 block of Sandydale Drive in Nipomo for a report of a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle had left the area by the time Deputies arrived. The vehicle was later located being driven southbound on Highway 101 and a traffic stop was conducted near the Tefft Street offramp in Nipomo.
All three occupants of the vehicle, Pedro Enriquez Bautista (32) of Santa Maria, Alexis Antonio Gomez (25) of Arroyo Grande, and Maritza Serena Hernandez (28) of Santa Maria had outstanding arrest warrants.
In the vehicle, Deputies located stolen mail and packages, along with three catalytic converters, power tools and burglary tools. The three suspects were arrested for grand theft, conspiracy to commit a crime and possession of stolen property.
Further investigation led to a motel in Arroyo Grande where Deputies located additional stolen mail and packages as well as burglary tools.
The occupant of that room, Duane Patrick James, Jr. (29) of Santa Barbara, also had an outstanding felony arrest warrant. He was also arrested for mail theft. All four suspects were booked into County Jail for their warrants and for the most recent crimes.
Officers Still Searching for BevMo Robbery Suspect
Suspect is described as an adult white male, approximately 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall
PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles Police officers are still searching for a suspect who robbed the BevMo on Theatre Drive Wednesday night.
Officers were dispatched to BevMo just before 9 p.m., where store employees said a white male adult entered the business and handed a store employee an empty bag and a note demanding money. According to officers, the employee complied with the suspect’s demands and placed an undisclosed amount of money in the bag. The suspect left the store without further incident and fled south through the parking lot. There were no weapons used or seen during the incident.
death. In that case, she faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison. She received a seven-year sentence. However, on Dec. 18, 2019, Brencola was released early by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation based on her participation in a community re-entry program while housed in prison. Less than two years after her early release was her DUI arrest in Morro Bay.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, wearing a camo hat, a white face covering, a black “Cali” sweatshirt, black pants, and black/ white Converse All-Star shoes. See attached photo of the suspect taken from surveillance footage.
The robbery remains under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Paso Robles Police Department at (805) 237-6464. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP, or online at slotips.org.
NORTH COUNTY NEWS
CRAIG A. GRUNOW
ARREST SENTENCED SUSPECT
GIANNA C. BRENCOLA
STAFF REPORT STAFF REPORT STAFF REPORT STAFF REPORT A suspect is seen leaving the BevMo on Theatre Drive in Paso Robles after allegedly robbing the store late Wednesday, Jan. 25. Contributed Photo GUILTY
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Paso Robles City Library
The Paso Robles City Library is a welcoming community hub where excellent informationseeking experiences ignite discovery and learning.
The library will be closed
Monday, Feb. 20, for Presidents’ DayPassion for Paso: We Olive!
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6 to 7 p.m.
Library Conference Room
Learn about all things olive! Rudi Lasslett, from We Olive, will present an informative and delicious olive oil tasting. Through tasting, learn the process involved in making a fine olive oil, the definition of “Extra Virgin,” and the many health benefits derived from olives. You will discover which you like best and how you can use them in your favorite recipes. Space is limited. Registration with Paso Robles City Library card required for each participant. (Group reservations cannot be processed.) For ages 16+.
Embroider a Spring Sampler
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 15
Materials Pick-Up Party:
Wednesday, March 1 6 to 7 p.m., Library Conference Room
Embroider a Spring Embroidery Sampler from DMC. Employing traditional stitches used by women beginning in the 19th century, this sampler features flora and fauna found in a springtime meadow. This is a perfect class for beginning and intermediate crafters, requiring a variety of embroidery techniques. Space is limited. Registration with Paso Robles City Library card required for each participant. (Group reservations cannot be processed.) For ages 16-plus.
Paso Robles Library Book Group
‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6 to 7 p.m.
Library Conference Room
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. “The Underground Railroad” is both the gripping tale of one woman’s will to escape the horrors of bondage — and a powerful meditation on the history we all share. The title is available in various formats in the catalog. Space is limited. Registration with Paso Robles City Library card required for each participant. (Group reservations cannot be processed.) For ages 16-plus.
Library by Mail
The Paso Robles City Library announces a new service intended for those unable to leave home to visit the library due to a temporary or permanent health condition. Library by Mail service will enable homebound city residents with 93446 or 93447 zip codes and valid Paso Robles City Library cards to borrow print books, books on CD, and DVDs at their homes via U.S. Mail. Funded through the Paso Robles Library Foundation, the service will be free of charge for registered participants. Go to prcity.com/library for more information.
Free Tax Preparation
Saturdays, Feb. 4 through April 8
Looking for a particular tax form? Reference Desk staff can assist you with accessing and printing federal and state tax forms. Looking for free help preparing or filing your 2022 taxes? IRS-certified AARP Tax Aide volunteers are available to help on Saturdays from Feb. 4 through April 8 at the Paso Robles City Library. Make your appointment and learn which documents you’ll need to bring by visiting ccfreetax.org or by calling (805) 931-6308.
The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit prcity.com.
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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: atascaderogreyhoundfoundation.org/donate.html
Friends of the Paso Robles Library
Support the Library through a Friends of the Library membership, starting as low as $10/year. The Friends of the Library appreciates 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.
1000 Spring Street Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 237-3870 prcity.com
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!
Call 805-237-3870 for info
Cancer Support Community – California Central Coast
1051 Las Tablas Rd. Templeton, CA 93465
Monday - Thursday
9 am – 4 pm
Fridays by Appointment cscslo.org
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 authorize.net. Your donations are 100% tax-deductible.
For more information or to discover how you can help, visit cscslo.org/DonationOptions
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
For information about making donations, adoptions, etc, visit redwingshorsesanctuary.com.
For upcoming events, visit facebook.com/pg/redwingshorses/events
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: email@example.com or (805) 237-3751.
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My Best Friend
Robert “Bob” Floyd Reberry Jr. was born on March 16, 1958. It was on this day that the world was
BORZI, Elizabeth Kay, “Kay”, 91 of Templeton, passed away Friday, January 6, 2023. Kay was born on August 17, 1931, in Corcoran, California. She lived all of her life in the L.A. area until moving to Paso Robles in 1995. She moved to Templeton after her husband, Bill, passed away in 1998. She is survived by her chil-
DeElva Rae Brashear passed away unexpectedly on January 5, 2023, at the age of 55. DeElva, or Dee as many knew her, was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on July 23, 1967. She graduated from Coconino High School in 1985 and attended Northern Arizona University for two years. She then moved to Paso Robles in 1991.
Dee gave birth to her oldest son, Gerrell, in 1988 and her second son, LaMar, in 1993. She
introduced to one of its hardest-working men. Bob was raised in Moline, Illinois, by his Father, Robert Floyd Reberry, and his Mother, Betty J. Reberry.
Bob grew tired of the cold weather, so in 1977, at the age of 18 years old, Bob and a good friend hit the open road on their motorcycles and drove to sunny California. Bob never lost his love of motorcycles. Once here in California, he dabbled in many types of jobs before settling in the construction field. Bob got his first start working for Ben Reddick at the Paso Robles Press in the dark
dren, Cindy, Jay, Leslie, and Marie; their spouses, Steve, Carol, Steve, and Ed’s wife, Peggy; grandchildren, Keri, Rina (husband, Reymond), Summer (husband, Randy), Tyler (wife, Toni), Caitlin (husband, Paul), Sara, Will, Joseph, Nick, and Grant; great-grandchildren, Reese, Casey, Keith, Rey, Bryn, Nora, Malia, Wiley, Wesley, and
married her husband, Eraclio, in 1994, and they remained married until her death.
She held many jobs throughout her time in Paso, including Vic’s Café, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, and Specialty Silicone. She loved meeting new people and was always the first one to strike up a conversation with a stranger.
Dee enjoyed visiting Arizona and reminiscing on her many years living there in her youth.
room. Bob then worked for Jim McAdams, installing fiberglass pools. Bob had a passion for hard work and found himself with love for building homes. Bob spent most of his adult life living here on the Central Coast. As a child, Bob had dreams of being a pilot. Bob earned his pilot’s license and flew his own plane up and down the state of California. Bob especially loved introducing his love of flying to the younger generation and seeing that same spark that he had as a young boy.
Bob became very good at what he loved and decided to
Penny. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Adam, Marie’s husband, Tom, and firstborn, the eldest son, Ed. As we move forward without her, every day, she will be loved, missed, and remembered for the love, life, and lessons she so faithfully imparted to us all! A memorial will be held. The date and location are to be determined.
More recently, she took pleasure in visiting her sister Luca in Texas and her husband’s family in Mexico.
She loved her family more than anything. You could always catch her cheering at Gerrell’s basketball games and LaMar’s band recitals. As of late, you could find her cheering on her grandson Trenton while he played T-ball. Her grandsons, Trenton and Camden, brought her so much joy and she cherished spending time with them.
start his own company. In 1993 he started his own company R.F. Reberry Construction. For over 30 years, Bob ran his company with dedication and built hundreds of homes in the Paso Robles area. Bob Reberry was the “go-to” contractor when other companies said no. Bob’s talents ran the gamut from concrete to framing and beyond. Bob was blessed with two children, a daughter, Autumn Meran Reberry, and a son, Caleb J. Reberry. Bob was an amazing father and an excellent provider for his family. Bob was also a proud grandfather of two
In Loving Memory
She is preceded in death by her mother, Sue Brashear, brother, Terry Brashear, and sister, Sharon Sanchez. She is survived by her husband, Eraclio, her sister, Luca, her sons Gerrell (Shaina) and LaMar, and her grandsons, Trenton and Camden.
Services will be held on February 3, 2023, at 1 pm at the Kuehl Nicolay Funeral Home in Paso Robles, with a reception to follow at the Best Western Black Oak Acorn Room.
Bob was known to so many in the construction industry and to so many others in our community. He was a man’s man, a great friend to all who knew him, and a surrogate “Uncle” to many young people. He became family to every friend that knew him. Bob was the definition of a hard-working, self-made man, and it was an honor to have known him.
Robert “Bob” Floyd Reberry passed away peacefully on October 16, 2022, surrounded by both his children. He is now at peace. Fly High, Mr. Reberry...
GEORGE “PHIL” JOHANKNECHT, 89, OF ARROYO GRANDE, PASSED AWAY JANUARY 19, 2023.
Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.c
BEVERLY CHANG, 67, OF ATASCADERO, PASSED AWAY JANUARY 11, 2023.
Arrangements are under the Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
JO SMELCER AGE 64 A RESIDENT OF SANTA MARGARITA PASSED AWAY ON 01/23/2023
In the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service
BARBARA SCHUUR, 84, OF ARROYO GRANDE, PASSED AWAY JANUARY 21, 2023. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
MARGARET MILLER, 75, OF ARROYO GRANDE, PASSED AWAY JANUARY 23, 2023.
Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
RAYMOND LOPEZ, 22, OF OCEANO, PASSED AWAY JANUARY 16, 2023.
Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
JAMES SWEASY AGE 72 A RESIDENT OF ATASCADERO PASSED AWAY ON 01/21/2023
In the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service
CARMEN HERNANDEZ, 93, OF ARROYO GRANDE, PASSED AWAY JANUARY 26, 2023.
Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.
Mary Ella Johnson, age 98, passed away on January 17, 2023, in San Luis Obispo, California. Mary Ella died peacefully under the loving care of Welcome Home RCFE and Central Coast Hospice from the effects of an acute cerebral stroke.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Garnet Culver of Paso Robles, her uncle and aunt, Howard and Hazel Peters of Glendale, CA, her aunt Fern Peters of Costa Mesa, CA, her daughter Teresa Casey of Paso Robles, husband, Harold “Johnny” Johnson of Bandon, Oregon, her brother, Donald Culver of Paso Robles, Donald’s daughter, Karen Culver, and her Sister-in-Law, Sandra Culver of Paso Robles.
Mary is survived by her
brother, Milton Culver, of Paso Robles, her sons and their wives, Ronald and Mary Lou Johnson, of San Luis Obispo, and Wesley and Sue Johnson, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, her Grandson and his wife, James, and Elena Johnson, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Granddaughter, Lissa Johnson, of Albuquerque, Great Granddaughter, Melia Krikorian, of Albuquerque, and Great Grandson, Connor Johnson, of Idaho Falls. Her surviving nephews and nieces include Fred and Denise Culver and children, Bill and Robin Culver, Mitch and Stella Culver and children, all of Paso Robles, and Donna and David Hingtgen and children of Ponca City, Oklahoma.
Mary Ella was born in a little cottage on the grounds of what is now the Adventist Health Center Hospital in Glendale, California. As a Culver, she was a direct descendent of Edward Colver, who arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the fall of 1635. Her father, Lloyd Culver, was a home builder, and during her early years, the family moved a number of times as new homes were built and briefly occupied. When Mary Ella was eight years old, the family moved to a house on Kenneth Rd. in
Glendale. Mary’s parents also purchased a cabin in the San Bernardino Mountains at Crestline and another later at Lake Arrowhead. At age thirteen, Mary Ella entered the Marybelle School for Girls in Azusa, CA, a boarding school which she attended for three years. She had noticed that the girls at the school were riding horses while the family drove by on the way to the mountains, so she lobbied her parents to let her attend the school. While at the Marybelle school, Mary learned to be a proper young lady. She also enjoyed ballet, tap dancing, and, of course, riding horses. When Mary was sixteen, the family moved to La Cañada, CA. She and her brothers attended Hoover High School in Glendale, and Mary learned to drive so she could take her brothers to school. After graduating from Hoover High, Mary attended an art college in Los Angeles but dropped out in early 1945.
Mary Ella married in 1945, and by the time 1950 rolled around, she had a house in La Crescenta, CA, a divorce, and three children under the age of five to raise. On Friday, January 13, 1956, Mary Ella married Harold “Johnny” Johnson, whom she always described as
her soul mate and the love of her life. The new family moved shortly thereafter to Balboa, CA. In 1960 the family moved to Paso Robles and went into partnership with Milton and Sandra Culver on a ranch on Buena Vista Drive. Mary worked a few years as a bank teller and then as a seamstress for a dress shop in town. On the ranch, she was always the one who took care of the orphaned baby animals and fed many a bottle of milk on the ranch house’s back porch. She produced some of the best coffee around, which she attributed to the good water from the well. Her annual Pioneer Day BBQ at the ranch on the evening of Pioneer Day was famous and drew friends from all over.
With the children raised and married and retirement looming, Mary and Johnny sold their interest in the ranch and moved to Malad City, Idaho. After a few years, winters proved just too cold, so they purchased land and built a house just outside of the coastal community of Bandon, Oregon. She had a beautiful house and property in Bandon, and she enjoyed it immensely. Several years after Johnny passed away, Mary sold the house in Bandon and returned to Paso Robles, where
Wes and Sue Johnson helped her with her daily needs until they moved to Albuquerque. Mary then moved to San Luis Obispo, where Ron and Mary Lou Johnson looked after her during her long-term care.
wwAt home, Mary Ella always had a hobby going on: ceramics, china painting, oil painting, toll painting, embroidery, doll making, egg decorating, miniatures, quilting, and sewing, to name a few. She was good at all of them, but most of all, she was a highly skilled seamstress. For many years Mary made costumes for the Paso Robles Pioneer Players and also worked as a seamstress. She could sew anything whether she had a pattern or not. Mary was a long-time member of the Beta Sigma Phi sorority and enjoyed her sorority sisters and her many friends wherever she lived.
Friends and family are welcome to join in a celebration of life at 11:30 AM Saturday, February 11, at La Bellasera Hotel & Suites, 206 Alexa Court, Paso Robles, CA 93446. Her ashes will join those of her husband in the ocean near the lighthouse on the Coquille River in Bandon, Oregon.
GLENDA KAY SIANI, 76, OF GROVER BEACH PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 24TH 2023. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.
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ATASCADERO POLICE DEPARTMENT JANUARY 23, 2023 09:36 — Travis Snider, of Atascadero was arrested in Atascadero and taken into custody for POSSESS UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)], Case no. 230167 18:08 — John Dalton, of California was arrested and booked on the 6500 block of Atascadero Ave for PROBATION VIOLATION: REARREST/ REVOKE [1203.2(A)], Case no. 230174 JANUARY 24, 2023 00:20 — Horacio Paz, of San Miguel was arrested and taken into custody on the 8900 block of Montecito Ave for DUI ALCOHOL [23152(A)], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)], Case no. 230177 14:43 — Kaylee Holmes, of Atascadero was arrested and booked in Atascadero for POSSESS UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)], FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8], Case no. 230183, 230184 14:43 — Derek Mayberry, of Atascadero was arrested and booked in Atascadero for POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)], PROBATION VIOLATION: REARREST/REVOKE [1203.2(A)], DRIV:SUSP/ETC LIC:DUI:VIO [14601.2(A)], Case no. 230185 JANUARY 25, 2023 14:06 — Travis Mathes, of California was arrested and booked in Atascadero for PROBATION VIOLATION: REARREST/REVOKE [1203.2(A)], GET CREDIT/ATC OTHER’S ID [530.5(A)], Case no. 230193 PASO ROBLES POLICE DEPARTMENT JANUARY 23, 2023 05:00 — Henry Lucas, of Atascadero was taken into custody on the corner of 13th St and Spring St for OUTSIDE WARRANT- MISDEMEANOR [O/WM], Case no. 230247 08:42 — Prentice Booker, of Paso Robles was sumoned/cited on the 2300 block of Spring St for DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED FOR DUI [14601.2(A)VC], Case no. 230248 JANUARY 24, 2023 14:30 — Michel Contreras, of Paso Robles was on-view arrest on the 600 block of Nickerson for UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A)HS], Case no. 230257 20:59 — Austin Snowden, of Paso Robles was on-view arrest on the 900 block of Vista Cerro Dr for UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A)HS], POST RELEASE COMMUNITY SUPERVISION [3455(A)PC], Case no. 230261 JANUARY 25, 2023 29:00 — Andrew Perales, of Paso Robles was on-view arrest on the 600 block of Spring St for DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], Case no. 230262 CRIME DATA LISTED BELOW IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE UPON THE RECEIPT OF UPDATED INFORMATION. ALL SUSPECTS ARE INNCOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW. TO READ THE FULL WEEK’S REPORT, GO TO OUR WEBSITES: ATASCADERONEWS.COM • PASOROBLESPRESS.COM
ELIZABETH KAY 1931-2023
DEELVA RAE BRASHEAR 1967-2023
BOB REBERRY 1958-2022
MARY ELLA JOHNSON 1924-2023
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ATASCADERO GOSPEL CHAPEL
8205 Curbaril Ave. (corner of Curbaril & Atascadero Ave.): Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Ted Mort, Pastor. (805) 466-0175. atascaderogospelchapel.org
AWAKENING WAYS SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY
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. awakeningways.org
GRACE CENTRAL COAST NORTH COUNTY CAMPUS
9325 El Bordo Avenue, Atascadero; Sunday Services at 9:30 and 11 a.m.; (805) 543-2358; gracecentralcoast.org; 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.
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA
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 ourhopelutheran.net. 8005 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero. 805.461.0430. email@example.com.
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; redeemeratascadero.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: www.saintrosechurch.org; 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; atascaderoumc.org.
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 stlukesatascadero.org; email email@example.com
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If you haven’t attended the Atascadero Rotary Club Annual Crab Feed, don’t miss it this year. And if you have attended, you know what a great event it is and how delicious the crab and the rest of the meal is.
This year the event is on March 18 at the Pavilion on the Lake. It’s a beautiful location, and even more so since we had all that rain to fill up the lake. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. A silent auction will be part of the evening’s activities. Tickets are $75 per person and include beer, wine, soda, and water. Contact your favorite Atascadero Rotarian to buy your tickets. Since this event sells out fast, be sure to secure your tickets
Annual Crab Feed for a Cause
early. Here are the names of a few Rotarians who have tickets, Grigger Jones, Rachelle Rickard, Ken Weathers, Dutch Nichols, Loretta Butts, Ray Johnson, Don Giessinger, Jackie Lerno, John Neil, and Don Idler.
The recipes for this week use, guess what? Why, crabmeat, of course. They will whet your appetite for the March 18 event. All of the recipes are from my “L.L. Bean Book of New New England Cookery” by Judith and Evan Jones.
Crabmeat and Corn Cakes
• 2 cups freshly cooked corn, scraped off the cob
• 2 cups crabmeat
1/4 cup flour plus extra for handling
4 scallions, including tender greens, chopped fine
• 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley and chives, tarragon, chervil, or dill
Several drops of Tabasco sauce
• Freshly ground pepper
Oil for frying
Mix all of the ingredients together except the oil, adding salt and pepper to taste—the batter will be quite loose. Heat a large skillet with 1/8 inch oil. Quickly, using floured hands, form 8 cakes, 1 at a time, dropping each into the skillet as it is formed. Fry over medium heat until brown, about 2 minutes, then turn and fry on the other side for 2 minutes. Serve piping hot with a little
Salsa on the side, if you wish.
Crabmeat with Tomato and Caper Sauce
1 pound crabmeat
1 onion, chopped
• 1 garlic clove, chopped
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 2 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/2
Who Done It?
hydraulic squeeze chute that, according to the flyer, did everything but make lunch. Also included were several sets of instructions and plans for new working facilities and crowding alleys. I had to admit I could use some working facilities, that is.
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 1/2 tablespoon capers with juice
1/2 cup pitted and chopped ripe olives
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups freshly cooked wild rice or other cooked rice
Flake the crabmeat and set aside. To make the sauce, cook the onion and garlic gently for 3-4 minutes in the oil, until tender. Add the chopped tomatoes and parsley, and spices. Stir in the mustard, capers, and olives, and cook about 8 minutes. Melt the butter in a separate saucepan and toss in the crabmeat while you heat up the rice separately if it is not hot. When both are hot, serve the rice and crab with the sauce on top. Serves 4
Watch for next week’s recipes for “Super Bowl” food other than onion dip. Cheers. Barbie Butz is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At first glance, I thought I’d been the victim of some radical animal rights group. I’d been away for a couple days, and when I returned home, I found my squeeze chute draped in red, white, and blue crepe paper streamers with several insulting messages attached to the antique chute. The note that really got my attention stated that, “You have been whitetagged by OSHA because working facilities are not safe and healthful.”
Taped to the side gate, that had long ago rusted permanently shut, were three advertisements from scrap iron dealers. All the ads were cut out of the yellow pages, and all carried a similar message: “Top dollar paid for scrap metal that no longer serves a purpose. Free pick-up.”
Attached to the front door of the squeeze chute was a two-dollar-off coupon for spectacular savings on an $18,000
The final insult taped to my crossbred chute was a huge yellow OSHA sign written in both English and Spanish, pointing out several safety violations and the penalties for committing such heinous acts. The mandatory penalty for possessing a man-killing chute, as outlined by OSHA was $1,000, and a “failure to correct such safety hazards could result in a ten thousand dollar fine and six months in jail.”
At first, I suspected the cows for doing this to my chute because underlined in the production code of ethics was the statement that, “Equipment should be used and maintained to ensure livestock safety and to prevent choking.” I had to admit that the cows had a justifiable cause, but I knew they didn’t speak Spanish, and who would feed them if I was in jail?
I hated to think about the possible repercussions, but I had to admit to myself that it really
could have been OSHA itself who white-tagged my chute. I knew that they conduct periodic job inspections, but I really didn’t think that a government employee would have taken the time to drape my chute in colorful streamers. Although the crepe paper streamers did reinforce the chute, they also ruined the paint job where they were taped to it. So I concluded it must have been some irresponsible friend of mine playing a practical joke.
Just three days prior to the attack, I had some friends over to help me preg-check, which could have prompted the insults. Thus, I had three really good suspects. It could have been the vet. After all, his relationship with my crossbred chute over the years has been a stormy one. He has had a cow tip over backwards in it, the headgate opened up when he was examining a bad eye, and he has had his arm halfway up a cow when she slipped loose, backing his elbow into the tailgate. It could very well have been my friend and neighbor, John. Admittedly, my squeeze has tried to kill him on several occasions. The top has fallen down on his head, and the sides
Curiosity as a Superpower
and grow continuously. It helps us to expand our knowledge, skills, and abilities and to become more adaptable and resilient in the face of change. It also promotes creativity and innovation by encouraging us to think outside the box and generate new ideas.
have pinched him worse than a perverted Senator. (Aren’t they all?) But John is usually the one who gets to operate the headgate, which is usually considered a position of honor, but in my case, demands hazard pay. That alone would find him innocent in any court in the land, even if he did desecrate my chute.
But I really suspect Beans because he’s been trying to sell me a slightly used 1935 model squeeze chute for years, the kind that features an easy pull, springloaded latch like mine used to have.
Because of the insulting nature of the messages, I would fire all three right now and never have them help me again, but according to the OSHA rules, they “Cannot be discharged or discriminated against in any way for filing complaints concerning unsafe working conditions.”
I’ll probably find out who did it the next time we work cows because according to OSHA, they all have the right to refuse to work under conditions that endanger their lives.
Lee Pitts is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email them at leepitts@ leepittsbooks.com.
mate Reality. In addition, it can help us to explore different religious or spiritual traditions and to find a spiritual path that resonates with us.
What else is sparking your interest?
Curiosity is one of life’s most basic calls and one of the most powerful tools for personal and professional development.
To be curious means to have a strong desire to learn and understand more about something. It is characterized by a willingness to explore new ideas, perspectives, and experiences and to seek new information and knowledge. When people are curious, they are open-minded, eager to discover new things, and unsatisfied with the status quo. Therefore, they often ask questions and take an interest in various subjects.
Curiosity is a superpower because it enables us to learn
Curiosity also helps us to build better relationships with others. When curious about others, we are more likely to listen actively, ask questions, and empathize with them, leading to deeper and more meaningful connections, which can be personally and professionally beneficial.
In addition, curiosity can help us find meaning and purpose in our lives. By exploring different interests, passions, and hobbies, we can discover what truly excites and motivates us, leading to greater fulfillment and satisfaction.
Curiosity about spiritual matters can lead to a deeper understanding and connection with a Higher Power or Ulti-
By exploring different spiritual practices, we can gain a greater understanding of the meaning and purpose of life, which can provide a sense of direction and fulfillment.
Being curious about spirituality leads to understanding and empathy for others and the world, fostering compassion and a greater sense of interconnectedness.
Curiosity is genuinely a superpower that can help us achieve tremendous success and well-being in all aspects of our lives. Being curious about spiritual matters allows us to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world, to find greater meaning and purpose, and to cultivate compassion and empathy.
A word synonymous with curiosity is interest. What are you interested in today?
Ok, Captain Curious, assume the superhero power pose by putting your feet shoulder-width apart, your hands on your hips, holding your head up high with your chin out, and finally, holding out your chest. Maintain this pose for two minutes taking deep breaths the whole time.
Curiosity as a superpower is in you. It is you. Let’s be superheroes in our own lives and raise the vibe in the world. This week, practice being curious rather than judgmental. Observe how curiosity opens your mind and expands your heart rather than constricting your mind and building a wall of separation from others. It’s light and sparkly, uplifting, and joyful. There is no fee or book needed. And so it is.
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NAME STATEMEN T
File No 20222921 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS:CHRISSY’S ESTHETICS AND PERMANENT MAKE UP, 11714 SINNARD LANE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUN-
TY THIS BUSINESS IS
CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: CHRISTINA M MILLER SOLIS, 11714 SINNARD LANE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/ Organization
I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)
/S/ CHRISTINA M SOLIS
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/22/2022
TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/21/2022
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 12/22/2027 PUB: 01/12, 01/19, 01/26, 02/02/2023 LEGAL CM 8
NAME STATEMENT File No 20230006 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: HONEY MAKE IT POP, 14060 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA
PERSON(S) HAVE ABANDONED THE USE OF THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: DARREN HALLETT, 7255 GRAVES CREEK, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, ROBIN HALLETT, 7255 GRAVES CREEK ROAD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: DARREN HALLETT, OWNER THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 01/03/2023
CERTIFICATION I HERBY CERTIFY THAT THIS COPY IS A CORRECT COPY OF THE ORIGINAL STATEMENT ON FILE IN MY OFFICE. ELAINA CANO, COUNTY CLERK BY ATRUJILLO, DEPUTY CLERK PUB: 01/12, 01/19, 01/26, 02/02/2023 LEGAL CM 10
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20222935 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: RIVER ROAD FLOWER FARM, 2970 SOUTH RIVER ROAD, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE, KERI E SHERWIN, 2970 SOUTH RIVER ROAD, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, KEVIN DANIEL SHERWIN, 2970 SOUTH RIVER RD, TEMPLETON, CA 93465 If Corporation or LLC- CA State
93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: SAMANTHA L RODRIGUEZ, 14060 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/ Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)
SAMANTHA L. RODRIGUEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/03/2023 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE 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 01/03/2028 PUB: 01/12, 01/19, 01/26, 02/02/2023 LEGAL CM 9 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF
OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NEW FILE NO. 20230007 OLD FILE NUMBER. 20220308 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S) TO BE ABANDONED: SAN LUIS
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93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME WAS FILED IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 02/03/2022 THE FOLLOWING
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state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state; will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made in an “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale.
Trustor: Sandy Skerlecz, A Single Woman Duly Appointed Trustee: National Default Servicing Corporation Recorded 08/23/2019 as Instrument No. 2019034786
(or Book, Page) of the Official Records of San Luis Obispo County, California. Date of Sale: 03/14/2023 at 11:00
AM Place of Sale: IN THE BREEZEWAY ADJACENT TO THE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES BLDG. LOCATED AT 1087 SANTA ROSA STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 Estimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $570,055.96
Street Address or other common designation of real property: 7305 Curbaril Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422 A.P.N.: 031-141-004 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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 requirements of California Civil Code Section 2923.5(b)/2923.55(c) were fulfilled when the Notice of Default was
recorded. 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 auctioned 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 property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage 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 or visit this internet website www.ndscorp. com/sales, using the file number assigned to this case 22-01729-FSCA. Information 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 website.
The best way to verify postponement 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 California 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 888-264-4010, or visit this internet website www.ndscorp.com, using the file number assigned to this case 22-01729-FS-CA 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 “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase.
*Pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code, the potential rights described herein shall apply only to public auctions taking place on or after January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2025, unless later extended. Date:
01/09/2023 National Default Servicing Corporation c/o Tiffany and Bosco, P.A., its agent, 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 820 San Diego, CA 92108 Toll Free Phone: 888-264-4010 Sales Line ; Sales Website: www.ndscorp.com Connie Hernandez, Trustee Sales Representative A-4770580 01/19/2023, 01/26/2023, 02/02/2023 LEGAL CM 22
TEMPLETON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS QUALIFIED BIDDERS FOR THE YEAR 2023 Templeton Unified School District invites licensed contractors to submit the name of their firm for inclusion on the Templeton Unified School District list of qualified bidders for the fiscal year 2022/23. This list will be used to procure services, on an informal bid basis, valued at less than $200,000. To be included on the list contractors must return a Vendor/Bid List Registration Form found on the district’s webpage https://tusd-ca. schoolloop.com/maintenancedept. Submit the completed form to: Randy Botts - Director of Facilities Templeton Unified
SERVICES, as the duly appointed Trustee pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment, Recorded on 05/03/2022, as Instrument # 2022019434 of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California, property owned by: JASON J. MANSKE AND COREEN R. MANSKE. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, all right, title and interest under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment in the property situated in said County, describing the land therein: Vacant Land: Directions may be obtained pursuant to a written request submitted to our office within ten days from the first publication of this notice. Please contact: Heritage Ranch Owners Association, c/o Sunrise Assessment Services, 7844 Madison Ave., Ste. 145, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 APN: 012193-032 THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO A RIGHT OF REDEMPTION FOR 90 DAYS AFTER THE PUBLIC AUCTION IS CONDUCTED. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2615 EDGEWOOD COURT, PASO ROBLES,
The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment, with interest thereon, as provided in said notice, advances, if any, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee, to-wit: $7,007.26 Estimated Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The claimant under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. 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 auctioned 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 property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage 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 trust-
ee 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 916-939-0772, or visit this internet website www.nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 21257. Information 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 website. The best way to verify postponement 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 California 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 916-939-0772, or visit this internet website www.nationwideposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 21257 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 by remitting the funds and affidavit described in Section 2924m(c) of the Civil Code so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale.
If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase.
NOTICE: THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR.
THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: 01/18/2023 SUNRISE ASSESSMENT SERVICES 7844 Madison Ave., Ste.
In accordance with the provisions of the California Self-Service Storage Facility Act, for the purpose of satisfying the lien of the undersigned for charges incurred for storage of the property described below, together with costs of advertising and expenses of sale, and due notice having been given to the occupants and the time specified in such notice for payment having expired; notice is hereby given that such property will be sold via online auction at www.SelfStorageAuction.com.
Bidding will begin at 8:00am on 02/01/2023 and auction bidding will close at12:00pm on 02/11/2023, at which time the auction will be completed, and the high bidder will be determined. The property will be available for pickup where said property has been stored and which is located at El Camino
Self Storage 1740 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422
Clothes, laundry basket, free weights, bags, boxes
Bicycle, chairs, fan, helmet, empty water jug, ladder, floor jack, wood, cabinets, hanging lamp, vacuum, small engine
3 wheel bicycle, unicycle, bicycle, wood cabinet, suitcases, plastic bins, gas can, metal case, car battery, laundry basket
Bags, boxes, bag of corn seed, fan, scrabble, suitcase, bucket, plastic tub 145 Chambers
Bicycle, sleeping bag, tote bag, trash bags, totes
ALL PURCHASED PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD “ASIS”. THE UNDERSIGNED RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BID ON THE PROPERTY. SALE IS SUBJECT TO PRIOR CANCELLATION IN THE EVENT OF SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE LANDLORD AND THE OBLIGATED PARTY. TELEPHONE (805) 466-1444 DATED: 01/27/2023) EL CAMINO SELF STORAGE, LTD. LEGAL CM 43
ROHDE MCKEAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/25/2023 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE 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 ABAUTISTA, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/25/2028 PUB: 02/02, 02/09, 02/16, 02/23/2023 LEGAL CM 45 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20222852 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PACIFIC COAST WEED ABATEMENT, 12723 SAN FELIPE CT, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: LOUIE RICHARD CAMACHO, 12723 SAN FELIPE CT, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/ Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ LOUIE RICHARD CAMACHO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/15/2022 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/01/2022 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 12/15/2027 PUB: 12/22, 12/29/2022, 01/05, 01/12, 02/02/2023 LEGAL CM 767 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 22-01729-FS-CA Title No. 2204817 A.P.N. 031-141-004 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 08/19/2019. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, (cashier’s check(s) must be made payable to National Default Servicing Corporation), drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a
School District 870 Old County Road Templeton, CA 93465 (805) 434-5855 or Jalene Soto jsoto@templetonusd. org LEGAL CM 36 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Title Order No. 2115799CAD Trustee Sale No. 21257 Account No. 2457 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT DATED 05/02/2022. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 02/28/2023
at 11:00AM, SUNRISE AS-
145 Fair Oaks, CA 95628 Sale Information line: 916-939-0772 or www. nationwideposting.com ERICKA BATES, ACCOUNT MANAGER NPP0420428 To: PASO ROBLES PRESS PUB: 02/02/2023, 02/09/2023, 02/16/2023 LEGAL CM 37
NOTICE OF SALE
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Bella Otter Takes First in the U21 Women Compound Bow Division at the 2023 State Championships
By CHRISTIANNA MARKS
ATASCADERO — Local archer Bella Otter brought home first place in the U21 Women Compound Bow Division at the first tournament of her 2023 archery season. She also broke multiple records at the tournament, including some of her own from previous years. The 2023 State Championships took place in Tulare, California, on the weekend of Friday, Jan. 6, to Sunday, Jan. 8, and officially kicked off the indoor archery season.
“I kind of like to think of it as a way to put what I’ve been working on, in a little bit of the offseason, to the test in a slightly high-pressure situation. So more than just my backyard,” Otter said of getting back into the tournament setting. “Typically, when you start going to the first ones [tournaments], you get a good idea of where you’re at. So you’re like, ‘okay, I’ve improved on this and this and this,’ and then also you’re kind of like, alright, I have a pretty good idea of what I can do and what else I need to do before we start hitting the tournaments that are on the national, big championship scale.”
In her quiet season, Otter has been working with new-to-her arrow brand, Victory Arrows, dialing in on how to shoot with them in her own non-competitive surroundings.
“I had been experimenting primarily with some new
Bella Otter displays her archery targets and gold medal won at the 2023 State Championships in Tulare. Contributed Photo
arrows, a new arrow set up from a company that I was previously unfamiliar with as far as I hadn’t used their prod-
For full details on games, locations, etc. please visit: templetonhs.schoolloop.com/Athletics
ucts or anything like that,” she said. “In the fall, I ended up trying out some of their arrows and felt like I really
connected with them, and they were super. My biggest two things with companies are do they make a product I can
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Taylor is our leading scorer and team captain; she always puts her team first.”
win with, and are they super cool people that I can really represent? They immediately checked both of those boxes, and so I was super excited to show up on the scene and be shooting these new arrows in a tournament setting for the first time.”
The first day of the competition, Friday, Jan. 6, was Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Anyone in the under-21 division could compete, but there were no senior competitions on the JOAD day.
“That day, I ended up, right out of the gate, shooting my highest indoor score that I’ve ever shot at a tournament,” Otter said. “By the end of that day, with that new high score, I ended up beating my previous state record from 2021 in the 18 meters. Just the single round of 30 arrows at 18 meters.”
Otter also broke her own record in the FITA (the world governing body of archery) round, which is two rounds of 30 arrows each, for a total of 600 while at the 2023 State Championships. On Saturday, Jan. 7, Otter also competed in two 300 rounds, shooting 30 arrows in each.
“On Saturday, I again posted two super super consistent high scores, which I felt really good about,” she said. “It makes it a lot more fun when you’re just feeling really confident in your equipment, and you’re really feeling confident in the effort that you’ve put into dialing it in. And so to be able to show up and then to be shooting consistently scores that I was really happy with just made me all the more stoked.”
Otter went on to say that it
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was the same story on Sunday, Jan. 8.
“It was just a weekend overall of consistency that I really liked,” she added. “That’s what I was really looking for, and again just getting good clarity about all the progress that I’ve made and stuff that still can be improved upon.”
At the end of the tournament, Otter had broken another record for the 18-meter that was previously set 13 years ago, in 2010, by Paige Pierce.
“She is currently the number-one-ranked female archer in the United States. She came from California, and she’s still going strong,” Otter stated. “She’s so rad. She’s currently ranked number one in the national rankings system for archery. And I’ve shot with her before, been with her up on the line, and she’s one of those people who is so easily a role model, and so it’s cool to be able to have role models like that.”
Otter also ended up beating the record for the Double FITA, which is all four 300 rounds combined from Saturday and Sunday, by 11 points.
“Most of these things are typically broken by a point or hardly ever more than five,” added Otter.
Next, Otter will compete in the Lancaster Archery Classic in Pennsylvania on the weekend of Jan. 27 and will follow that up with The Vegas Shoot in Las Vegas, Nevada, the first weekend of February, which is the biggest tournament of the entire year.
You can follow Otter’s archery adventures through her Instagram: @bella.otter. archery.
Templeton Eagles Girls’ Basketball
11.1 points per game and five rebounds per game. Leads team in most offensive and defensive categories.
also broke multiple records, including her own, at the tournament
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Girls Soccer 2/3 | 4:15/6 pm | Orcutt (JV/V) 2/7 | 4:15/6 pm | Mission Prep (JV/V) Boys Soccer 2/3 | 3 pm | Orcutt (V) 2/7 | 4:15/6 pm | Mission Prep (JV/V) Boys Basketball 2/2 | 4:30 pm | Santa Maria (FR) 1/27 | 5/6:30 pm | Orcutt (JV/V) 2/7 | 3:45/5/6:30 pm | Paso Robles (FR/JV/V) 2/1 | 3:45/5/6:30 pm | Nipomo (FR/JV/V) Girls Basketball 2/2 | 6 pm | Santa Maria (JV) 2/3 | 4:30/6/7:30 pm | Santa Maria (FR/JV/V) 2/7 | 5/6:30 pm | Paso Robles (JV/V) Girls Basketball 2/3 | 5/6:30 pm | Lompoc (JV/V) 2/7 | 5/6:30 pm | Santa Ynez (JV/V) Boys Basketball 2/3 | 3:45/5/6:30 pm | Lompoc (FR/JV/V) 2/7 | 3:45/5/6:30 pm | Righetti (FR/JV/V) Boys Soccer 2/3 | 4:15/6 pm | Cabrillo (JV/V) 2/7 | 4:15/6 pm | Lompoc (JV/V) Girls Soccer 2/4 | 11:15 am/1 pm | Santa Ynez (JV/V) 2/7 | 4:15/6 pm | SLO (JV/V) 2/8 | 4:15/6 pm | Santa Maria (JV/V) Girls Wrestling 2/4 | TBA | Tourney (JV) Boys Wrestling No Matches Girls Basketball 2/3 | 5/6:30 pm | SLO (JV/V) 2/7 | 5/6:30 pm | Templeton (JV/V) Boys Basketball 2/3 | 3:45/5/6:30 pm | SLO (FR/JV/V) 2/6 | 3:45/5/6:30 pm | Nipomo (FR/ JV/V) 2/7 | 3:45/5/6:30 pm | Templeton (FR/ JV/V) Girls Soccer 2/2 | 4:15/6:30 pm | SLO (FR/JV/V) 2/4 | 3/5 pm | Santa Maria (JV/V) 2/6 | 4:15/6 pm | Santa Ynez (JV/V) Boys Soccer 2/3 | 4:15/6 pm | SLO (JV/V) 2/6 | 3:45/6 pm | Santa Maria (JV/V) Girls Wrestling 2/4 | TBA | Tourney (JV) Boys Wrestling 2/2 | 5/6 pm | Morro Bay (JV/V) 2/4 | TBA | Tourney (JV)
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She has made 32 3-pt shots this year, including six in one game against Atascadero in late January
Atascadero VFW Holding Chili Cook Off this Saturday
There will be a People’s Choice Tasting and Award, raffle prizes, and T-shirts for sale
ATASCADERO — The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 2814 will pit local chili makers against each other for the 2023 VFW 2814 Chili Cook-Off scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, at the VFW Post in Atascadero. In addition to the official judging, there will be a People’s Choice Tasting and Award, raffle prizes, and T-shirts for sale. The public is welcome. Admission and parking are free.
The top three entries as well as the People’s Choice will receive cash awards, and all contestants receive a complimentary
event T-shirt. Trophies will also be awarded to first place and People’s Choice.
The public can enjoy tasting chili and voting for their favorite for only $5 per person. Event T-shirts will be available for purchase for $25. Sales open at 10:30 a.m. and People’s Choice tasting is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Additionally, all attendees can enter to win great raffle prizes donated from local businesses and individuals, including bottles of local wine, snack baskets, kitchen knives, Central Coast Wine Passports, California Mid-State Fair tickets, and more. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 15 for $20. The VFW 2814 is grateful for the generous donations from the following: Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, Edge Works Sharpening, Halter Ranch Vineyard, MEA Wines, Kula Vineyards & Winery, Miner’s Ace Hard-
ware, Sandy Edmunson, Nancy Rangel, Ward Roney, and Kathy Strang.
The proceeds from this year’s Chili Cook-Off will benefit Meals That Connect operating out of the Atascadero Senior Center. This countywide non-profit provides hot, noontime meals to local residents aged 60 and older for free. For more details about Meals That Connect, visit mealsthatconnect. org, and for more details on the nonprofit Atascadero Senior Center, call (805) 466-4674 or email seniorcitizensunitedinc@ outlook.com.
For more details about the Chili Cook-Off, visit vfwpost2814.org, follow @ VFW2814 on Facebook, or email vfwauxiliary2814@gmail. com.
The VFW 2814 is located at 9555 Morro Road near Santa Rosa Road in Atascadero.
Tickets on Sale for Atascadero Chamber’s Sweetheart Stroll
Over 20 businesses will participate in the Sip and Shop
ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Sweetheart Stroll Sip & Shop downtown Atascadero on Friday, Feb. 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 between Jan. 30 and Feb. 2 and $30 on the day of the event. Online ticket sales close at noon on Feb. 3. A limited number of tickets will be available to purchase in person at the event. Every ticket comes with a complimentary wine glass.
At 5:30 p.m., Sweetheart Stroll ticket holders can begin shopping while sipping wine, beer, coffee, and cider and enjoying treats from over 20 participating businesses.
According to Montse Cross, Sip & Shop event coordinator, “Whether it’s time with your special valentine or for television show ‘Parks and Rec’ fans, a ‘Galentine’s’ celebration with your girlfriends, this event is a fun way to spend a Friday night in charming downtown Atascadero.”
Some of the beverage participants include Absolution Cellars, Brecon Winery, Bristols Cider House, Bubble Butt, Carbon 6 Wine Bar, Colony Mash Hard Seltzers, Epoch Estate Wines, Felten Cellars, Grey Wolf & Barton Family Wines, Grocery Outlet Wines, Kula Vineyards & Winery, La Perdignus Wine, Lapis Luna Wines, Lone Madrone Winery, MEA Wines, MVC Wines, and Unhinged Wine Bar.
Downtown businesses participating include 805 Boardshop, Ametza, Baby’s Babble,
Bee’s Blossom, Black Sheep, Bloke, Bramble Pie Company, Century 21 Hometown Realty, City of Atascadero, Ernest Grace, Farron Elizabeth, Gold Standard Mortgage, Gordon’s Good Games, Juice Boss, Little Bit 805, Oracle, Salon AER, Specs by Kyla, The Book Odyssey, and The Wandering Blonde. Additional food vendors include Alex’s Corn, Byblos Mediterranean Grill, and Carndonagh Kitchen.
Local artists participating include Adam Eron Welch, Alecia Tegue, Charles Matthews, Claudia Mapes, Elliot Hawe, Guy Kinnear, Laura Reed, Lois Helwig, Lily Clark, Madeline Persin, Thomas Jordy, and Tristan Ehrheart.
For more information or to purchase tickets, call (805) 466-2044 or go to atascaderochamber.org.
18th Annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance Goes ‘Under the Sea’
annual Father-Daughter Sweetheart Dance. The theme of the dance this year is “Under the Sea.”
ATASCADERO — Fathers, uncles, grandfathers, or anyone with a special girl is invited to spend a semi-formal evening of great fun dancing to music from DJ Manny Medina with snacks, door prizes, and more at the 18th
Don’t miss your chance to win fantastic prizes as couples dance the night away. Due to the popularity of this event, the Friday, Feb. 3, dance is almost sold out. Tickets are available for the Saturday, Feb. 4, dance from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Pavilion on the Lake, 9315 Pismo Ave. in Atascadero. Jimmy De, professional photog-
rapher, will be on-site with affordable picture packages to make your memories last forever. Advance ticket purchases only. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Ticket prices are $34 per couple for Atascadero residents with a 93422 zip code and $39 per couple for non-residents. Tickets for additional daughters are $5. Tickets can only be purchased at the Colony Park Community Center, located at 5599 Traffic Way, Atascadero,
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The city said it would not be able to bring events to the community without the support of its sponsors and thanks its presenting sponsors, H&R Block and Guest House Grill, and its in-kind sponsors, All Signs and Graphics and Sylvester Burgers.
Visit visitatascadero.com to download and print the ticket registration form, or call (805) 470-3360 for additional information.
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government brings a perspective that recognizes the importance of special districts and the essential services they provide, and his legislation in 2022 creating the Pajaro Valley Healthcare District preserved a critical community resource for the residents of Watsonville.”
His was one of 46 signatures asking Newsom to extend COVID19 relief funding access to special districts. This eventually led a $100 million allocation in the 2021-22 State Budget. As chair of the Senate Climate Working Group, the senator invited CSDA to present positions and thoughts on climate change legislation and budget actions to the group of senators.
In 2021, Laird authored Senate Bill 418, urgency legislation to establish the Pajaro Valley Healthcare District, a special district tasked with providing public oversight of the Watsonville Community Hospital. A stalwart of the community for nearly a century, the hospital
evolved through several ownership structures over the years, which included nearly continuous turnover in ownership for two decades.
In December 2021, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the hospital filed for bankruptcy. Shortly thereafter, in an effort to
ensure the hospital’s continued operations, and with the support of numerous community organizations and local governments, Laird
introduced SB 418. The bill passed the Legislature unanimously, and on Feb. 4, 2022, Newsom signed the legislation into law. The hospital was officially transferred to public ownership on Aug. 31, 2022, just months after the introduction of SB 418.
“I am truly honored to be named Legislator of the Year by the California Special Districts Association (CSDA),” said Laird. “Having worked with special districts throughout my entire career of public service in local government, the Assembly, the Governor’s Cabinet, and now as a senator, I know firsthand the value they bring to their local communities in essential services. In a district with numerous special districts, I have had the pleasure to work with many of them and partner with CSDA. I am particularly proud to author SB 418 to create the Pajaro Valley Health Care District that met an urgent need for an underserved community by saving the local hospital. I look forward to continuing to work with CSDA and my special districts.”
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regulating agriculture in SLO County.”
Rescinding the December ordinance means the former Agricultural Offset Ordinance that has been in place since 2015 has been reinstated. It is expected the supervisors will extend the Agricultural Offset Ordinance until 2028.
According to the San
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to hide them. But as she said, the horse’s nonjudgement has a way of making clients feel safe — a horse’s natural instinct is to feel their best self and that can project itself onto the person working with them, creating a calming or relaxing sense.
During sessions, Thoerner and Roether offer honest feedback to any human behavior changes, emotion, or intellectual state, providing the participants with unique support.
“It’s a joyous experience for me when I can see how people love what we are doing and how grateful they are. That’s what giving back is all about,” said Thoerner.
Thoerner and Roether both come from horse training backgrounds that eventually evolved to include life coaching.
Thoerner grew up on a horse ranch in Germany, where she spent her time in nature with
her dog and pony. She developed a deep connection to both the horses and nature, which set a precedent for her future. Her education background includes horse breeding, physiology and all aspects of horse husbandry, as she earned a Master’s degree in farm management in 1983.
She immigrated to the U.S. in 1995, continuing to work with horses. Later, in 2010 she became interested in life coaching and enrolled and completed the Martha Beck Coaching program. In 2017, she graduated from the Center for Equus Coaching as a certified equine master facilitator and coach.
Roether, who is from Poland, was first introduced to horses when her parents owned a draft horse that she cuddled with in the barn when she was a little girl. That sense of peace was planted into her soul, and never forgotten.
“I had the memory of how I felt around the horses when I was a child and that never left
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In 2000, Roether came to the U.S. to expand her knowledge and experience with equine through training a multitude of horses with professional trainers from top-rated, globally recognized breeding and boarding farms in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and California.
Roether went on to collaborate with programs like PATH, EGALA, Morning Star Youth Ranch, and veterans organizations to facilitate and coordinate the use of horses for therapy, counseling, and alternative forms of support.
She too, eventually studied under Martha Beck and completed Center for Equus Coaching training and becoming a certified equine master facilitator. Roether and Thoerner met through a life-coaching training and after learning they both lived in North County, decided to work together.
“Our work helps people center, balance, and reconnect
with themselves and figure out who they really are,” says Roether. “Life coaching in general, is about looking at things now and making forward progress.”
At the start of becoming a nonprofit, Roether and Thoerner were thankful to have a beneficiary help them with start-up funds. Since then, they have been able to receive a few small grants to help with ongoing costs. While they will not turn anyone away seeking their services, donations are always appreciated to help them serve more nonprofits and keep their operation going.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, Life Coaching with Horses is inviting the public to their facility for a Gathering with People and Horses event featuring Restoring Relationships. Throughout the year, they will have more opportunities for the public to learn more about Life Coaching with Horses.
Find more information on at lifecoachingwithhorses.org
merchants would have the option to purchase merchant validations in bulk at a 50 percent discount. Their validations would be provided in one-hour increments and will be provided for one-time use.
A separate validation by Park Cinemas could be supplied by the city.
Residents spoke against the parking program during public comment, many saying it did not benefit residents who wanted to shop downtown.
Strong felt fast-moving technology makes it financially unrealistic to keep the parking program.
“I don’t see it serving a good purpose for this city at this point,” he said.
Councilman John Hamon argued that he believes the parking program would benefit residents as there is more parking space available in downtown.
Mayor Steve Martin was absent during the Tuesday night meeting, leaving no one to break the ties between the four councilmembers — Strong and Bausch against
Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, they “will continue working with all of our Supervisors to address problems with the Agricultural Offset Ordinance and find longterm solutions to manage groundwater through the Paso Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan process.”
A repeal of the ordinance will be on the Board of County Supervisors Feb. 7 meeting agenda.
the current program and Hamon and Steve Gregory ready to move forward.
Bausch felt council was not ready to make a vote, saying he felt parts of the program did not support local residents the best they could.
Bausch, like many of the residents who spoke during public comment, wanted to increase the five hours for local residents as described in the local parking program, which Gregory agreed with.
In the end, council approved with a 4-0 vote to move the parking program to the next City Council meeting for final review and discussion.
So what does this mean for parking in downtown Paso Robles right now?
Paso Robles Press reached out to City Manager Ty Lewis who clarified that the city will continue to operate as normal until the vendors discontinue access to their management systems. If customers lose access to the kiosks or the mobile app, Way to Park, the city will discontinue enforcement.
The next Paso Robles City Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m.
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Senator John Laird (District 17) accepts the CSDA Legislator of the Year award from CSDA Board of Directors President Elaine Magner. Photo by Camille DeVaul/PRP
(Right Photo) Master Facilitator Coach Jutta Thoerner is shown with Smokey, one of the horses with the Life Coaching with Horses nonprofit. Thoerner grew up on a horse ranch in Germany and continued to work with horses when she immigrated to the U.S. in 1995. Photos by Camille DeVaul/PRP
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Danny (left) and Smokey are two of the horses used at the Life Coaching with Horses facility just outside Paso Robles.
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