Atascadero News • June 20, 2024

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of a pause because we couldn’t have public meetings.”

ATASCADERO — As of Monday, June 10, the El Camino Real Downtown Safety and Parking Enhancements Project (ECR Project) is officially off the ground. The project has been in the works for the last seven years.

“This project specifically was initiated in 2017,” said Project Manager and Public Works Deputy Director Ryan Hayes. “Then there was some initial work to get a consultant on board to do some preliminary ideas for concept designs and then an extensive public outreach process that was just coming to a close; we were coming into our last round of meetings for public outreach to get public comment and input when COVID hit in March of 2020. So it put it on a little bit

In 2021, the city brought the ECR Project back to look at the initial design and do another round of public outreach. There, they looked at different alternatives and worked to find the preferred alternative for the plan. At the Tuesday, May 28, City Council meeting, the council approved the construction awards to Filippin Engineering, Inc. and Souza Construction. The project will be largely funded by state and federal transportation dollars, as well as infrastructure dollars that came out of the COVID American Rescue Act.

“This is a lot of outside money coming in. So that’s a win for our community,” stated Atascadero City Manager Jim Lewis. “We can use these state and federal dollars for a local project. That’s a win.”

The base construction budget that was awarded to the city’s

Recruits graduated from Allan Hancock College’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy on June 5


Our police departments in North County have gained three more officers this month following their graduation on Wednesday, June 5, from the Allan Hancock College’s Basic Law Enforcement

Academy in Lompoc.

The graduating Class #24-127 included recruits from law enforcement agencies from San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County. They successfully completed 871 training hours required to graduate from the academy and enter careers as peace officers. Two of those recruits were hired by the Paso Robles Police Department and one by the Atascadero Police Department.

“You should be proud of

what you’ve accomplished so far,” Atascadero Police Chief Dan Suttles told the graduates at the ceremony. “You’re just starting your careers and are already well-accomplished.”

To graduate, the recruits were required to pass Hancock’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy successfully. During the academy’s 871 hours of instruction, the recruits received training in community policing, search and seizure, firearms, ethics, investigation

procedures, patrol techniques, arrest and control, physical training, CPR/First Aid, emergency vehicle operations, and other important skills.

“We have grown together not just as individuals, but a team that’s ready to protect and serve our communities with honor and integrity,” said academy graduate, class valedictorian, and newly minted San Luis Obispo Police Department Officer Forrest Brumley. “I am confident that we will go on to have

ATASCADERO — Fifty years is a significant measure of time. That is true whether it is a business, a service club’s presence in the community, a marriage, and more.

An organization aimed at support for senior citizens is celebrating a half-century of success here in Atascadero, still headquartered on the bank of Atascadero Creek in the heart of downtown.

Senior Citizens United was

formed in the summer of 1973 and incorporated the next year — 1974. The purpose of the group was to provide certain necessary services to the elderly residents of not only Atascadero, but those residing in Garden Farms, Santa Margarita, and Templeton. Membership was a whopping $4 a year.

In that first year, the organization was serving 25 people a week at a local restaurant as well as delivering 70 meals, all delivered by volunteers using their own vehicles. There was a federal grant available in those early days to pay a site manager. It wasn’t long before the organization was providing renters and homeowners assistance,

property tax postponement, and simple state and federal income tax preparation.

Initially the newly formed nonprofit operated out of a small office on Traffic Way, but briefly occupied an empty fastfood restaurant on El Camino Real for a brief period until another drive-in wanted the facility.

The search for a permanent home resulted in the modest single-family residence at 5905 East Mall in the Fall of 1976. It would eventually be the Ed Hagen Center. The name is still on a bronze plaque on the wall near the door.

There was no Atascadero City


COUNTY — The convicted killer of Kristin Smart has been ordered to pay more than $346,000 in restitution to the Smart family. Paul Flores, 47, appeared in Monterey County Superior Court via Zoom on Monday, June 17,

Kristin Smart’s murderer appears in court via Zoom as her family testifies on financial impact Board celebrates Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dan Neff on final board meeting day

for the hearing.

Kristin went missing on Memorial Day weekend in May of 1996 after attending an off-campus party. She was last seen walking back to her dorm with Flores. Since her disappearance, Flores has been the center of police investigations, and in 2021, he was arrested for the murder and disappearance of Kristin alongside his father, who was accused of helping his son hide her body.

In October 2022, Flores was found guilty of Kristin’s murder, while his father,

Ruben, was found not guilty of helping his son. Flores was sentenced to serve 25 years to life in prison in March 2023. To this day, the whereabouts of Kristin’s remains are unknown.

The hearing began last week with Smart’s family in attendance to testify about the financial impact they have faced due to Kristin’s disappearance. This included travel expenses for searches and court appearances, hiring a private investigator, and more. According to reports, on Monday, the judge ordered

School board moves forward with next steps toward a multi-purpose facility at AHS

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Trustees met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 11, at 4 p.m. Trustee Denise McGrewKane was absent from the meeting.

“Thanks for a great year, everyone. I wanted to share how much I enjoyed it, and I’m sure

we’ll hear comments from the crew; the graduations were so good this year, both at Atascadero High School and Paloma Creek High School and ACE, our independent studies program,” said Superintendent Tom Butler at the top of his report. “Student speakers were outstanding, parents and families were super supportive, and there was a really positive spirit among the students. The promotions were also really well done at the Fine Arts Academy and Atascadero Middle School.”

He also called attention to the fact that the first day of school when it returns will be Wednesday, Aug. 14.

It’s estimated to be completed next spring North
County law enforcement agencies welcome three new officers
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impactful and meaningful careers in law enforcement.”

All 24 academy graduates are now employed by local law enforcement agencies including the Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Lompoc, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Maria police departments, as well as the UCSB police department and the sheriff’s offices of San Luis Obispo County and Santa Barbara County.

“On June 5, I had the pleasure of attending the graduation at the Allan Hancock College’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy,” Chief Suttles told Atascadero News . “The college’s Public Safety Training Complex is an impressive facility that is turning out quality police officers. The Atascadero Police Department is proud to welcome Officer Jeremy Queen as our newest

contractors is $9.5 million, and the total project budget is just under $12 million, including everything that’s already been done.

The ECR Project has started off with about a month’s worth of sewer replacement work.

“Our sewer line. Our sewer mains throughout downtown are almost 100 years old,” Hayes said. “So we’re taking the opportunity; we don’t want something to happen to the sewer lines right after we finish this beautiful project.”

The next part of construction, including adding a median with

officer. These are exciting times for us, and we look forward to sending two more recruits to the next academy class. New officers represent the future of this department and we are pleased to have a world-class training facility in our own backyard.”

The Class #24-127 graduates include Colton Anderson, Logan Bounsall, Forrest Brumley, Samuel Castillo, Norma Escarcega, Brian Garcia, Jacob Gregory, Madison Johnson, Jose Llamas, Landon Maa, Christian Martinez, Giovanni Martinez, Joshua Martinez, Yobanie Martinez, Jeremy Queen, Alex Ramey, David Rodriguez, Luis Ruiz, Zachary Shugart, Fabian Silva, Brennan Stroub, Miguel Tamayo, Michael Truhitte, and Kevin White.

Paso Robles Police Commander Caleb Davis told Atascadero News, “We are very excited to have both recruits now working in the city. With the passing of J-20 a few years

parking and clear pedestrian crosswalks, will start as soon as the sewers are done and will last through the end of the year.

“We actually have construction working days out through late spring, April. But that will probably start to be a lot more of the pretty stuff. The trees, the planting, a little bit of irrigation work, some of that stuff,” continued Hayes.

The full construction is a little over a half-mile of ECR, stretching from just north of Highway 41 and going through Rosario Avenue.

“We will get well over 100 free parking spots that will make it much easier to park and access our downtown in front

“I would just like to take this opportunity, since it is the board report, to say a special thank you to [Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources] Dan [Neff] because this is your final meeting with us,” said Trustee Corinne Kuhnle in her board member’s report. “But we do so appreciate all that you’ve given us this past year, your professionalism, your guidance, and being part of this team. It’s been awesome, and we wish you the very best.”

The minutes from the June 4 meeting and the Consent Agenda passed unanimously.

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services E.J. Rossi

Council yet. The County Board of Supervisors okayed a revenue sharing grant in the amount of $43,000. That covered more than one-half the price of $70,000. The founding board members favored the location because it was in the middle of downtown, close to the post office, banks, doctors, and county health and welfare offices located in the county-owned City Hall. A medical lab was located in the downtown, basically across the Sunken Gardens from the senior office. The senior center was soon embraced by the community as state and federal grants became available to help with expenses. A final payment on the house was made in 1983 by Hilda Fullwiler, the original owner of the modest home.

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of your favorite development and your favorite restaurants,”

Lewis said about the benefits of the ECR Project. “We will get safety in our corridor. Slower vehicle speeds, easier pedestrian crossings, and much safer crossings for our children between the high school and the middle school crossing El Camino. So that safety is important. We’ll have lighting in the evenings. It’ll be very attractive and really help the corridor’s visibility. We’re going to have this beautiful median down the center, not just with parking but greenery and beautification.”

Lewis also said that the city is very aware that the hard construction is going to have

to get them going through the field training program. We are working to build a community

some disturbance to local businesses, but that they are already working on a campaign to help everyone out.

“We’ve put money into the project budget. It’s kind of like the Shop Local campaign, where when you spend $100, you get a gift card. We’re going to do that, but targeted to those businesses while we’re working in front of them,” added Lewis. “I think it’s really important that the community knows that the city is very cognizant of the impacts it’s going to have on some of our business people, and we don’t want to lose any of them.”

They will also have nearweekly discussions with people

presented the board with the LCAP for final approval after bringing it to the board previously on June 4. It passed unanimously. Rossi also presented the board with an informational item on the LCAP Federal Addendum.

Assistant Superintendant of Business Services Jackie Martin brought forth the Conceptual Design for a Multi-Purpose Facility at Atascadero High School. Facilities Director Brant Lloyd presented the item to the AUSD.

“So for a number of years, we’ve been banding this idea of a multi-purpose room, multi-purpose facility at AHS, and we’ve routinely thought about what happens if we just put a room in front of the snack bar,” he said. “Or what happens if we knock down the existing snack bar and build a facility that is both a meeting room, dining commons room, and new kitchen facility.

For a brief period the house served as a doctor’s office before serving local seniors.

Contributions big and small helped support the fledgling senior center while Senior Citizens United was a vital part of the non-incorporated city. It joined the Chamber of Commerce and had a vital voice on the Atascadero Advisory Committee, a precursor to the City Council that was approved by the local voters in 1979. It had a Salvation Army Service Unit and the North County Women’s Shelter took root in a small office at the senior center before moving into its own space.

It wasn’t long until the center had a small kitchen in which to prepare meals and a dining room was added to the mix. Grants large and small came from individuals, and government and non-government entities. A number of

Flores to pay $74,832.08 in restitution for Kristin’s mother, Denise Smart; $144,327.50 for Kristin’s father, Stan Smart; $96,538 for her brother, Matthew Smart; and a combined


in the community about the impacts of the project, and project look-aheads so everyone knows what is happening construction-wise. The city will also be helping to put together commericials and marketing in the corridor during the project.

The city is also starting conversations with Atascadero Middle School and The Fine Arts Acedemy to have different routes by last name and by school for school pick-up and drop-off, to make sure the traffic is spread out throughout the area. Lewis has a son who will be going to school there this fall, and he is even going to see the direct impact that the ERC Project is having

on the community. “No doubt this is road construction in the middle of downtown. I want to make that very clear to people,” Lewis said. “However, Ryan [Hayes] and our team will do everything we can to make sure impacts are as minimal as possible. There will always be access northbound and southbound. You’ll always be able to get through downtown. Things will be appropriately signed, flagged, businesses will always have access to their business.”

To keep updated on the ECR Project, go to project/el-camino-real-downtown-safety-and-parking-enhancement-project.

Or what if we went even bigger than that and picked up the library next door and used both footprints to create one bigger building that would also serve as a multimedia and other types of spaces that we lack desperately at the high school that they’re currently using the library for now.”

Lloyd sent out requests for proposals from local architecture firms to give the district those three options as concepts so the district could know how much each one costs before moving forward. The firm that provides the best value for the district is RRM Design Group out of San Luis Obispo at $37,440.

“The recommendation is for the district to enter into an agreement with RRM to provide those services,” stated Lloyd. The next regularly scheduled AUSD Board of Trustees meeting will take place Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m.

service clubs have done work projects on site such as painting the building inside and out, paving the driveway and most recently a complete rebuild of the kitchen by Atascadero Kiwanis Club. Meals That Connect and Senior Nutrition of San Luis Obispo County do provide meals for our seniors.

Today the center is stronger than ever. Membership in the senior organization is a modest $10 a year. By the way, there is no age limit.

During the week you can drop by between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to borrow medical equipment like canes and walkers, books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs, and more. WiFi is available and there is a game room for your small-group meeting.

For those wanting to participate in addressing current matters, they can join the Socrates Club

$31,279.88 for her sister Lindsey Smart-Stewart and brother-in-law Patrick Stewart.

Flores was recently transferred from Pleasant Valley State Prison on June 6 to Corcoran State Prison in Kings County following two separate attacks from inmates since his incarceration. In August 2023, Flores was airlifted to a hospital from prison


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led by Carol Benton. You’ll find some informative conversations on issues on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. Other activities include bunco, T’ai Chi Chih, cribbage, and more.

And just as it was in the beginning, the Senior Center needs volunteer leaders. You can pretty well choose what kind of activity you would like to offer.

This overlooked treasure and its directors are anxious to see where the next half-century takes them. The Senior Center has reason to be proud of what it started. It has three very large scrapbooks that bear testimony to how much the community has supported it over the past 50 years.

If you need additional information, call the Senior Center at (805) 466-4674.

following the first attack, where he was slashed in the neck. Then, in April 2024, he was again stabbed by another inmate. Following the second attack, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials stated that Flores was being considered for placement in a Protective Housing Unit. According to the CDCR, he is eligible for parole in August 2037.


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On June 5, 24 recruits graduated from Allan Hancock College’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy at the college’s Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc. Photos courtesy of Allan Hancock College
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Atascadero Police Chief Daniel Suttles spoke to graduating cadets during their graduation ceremony on June 5

Program to delay harvest protects birds and farmers

Farmers protected legally if birds are inadvertently killed or harmed during normal farming activity

CALIFORNIA — For multiple years, Simon Vander Woude’s Merced County dairy farm has served as a refuge for an imperiled bird species that has increasingly looked to agricultural fields as a nesting ground.

By agreeing to delay harvest where tricolored blackbirds nest, Vander Woude and other California farmers are helping to save a species that once faced potential extinction.

Tricolored blackbirds, which gained protection as threatened under the California Endangered Species Act in 2018, historically nested in freshwater marshes. But the loss of native wetland habitat has forced them to rely on winter silage fields planted by dairy farmers.

Because of the birds’ protected status, finding them in the field creates a hardship for farmers, as nesting season coincides with harvest and other farming activities.

To help protect the birds — and themselves from potential liability — farmers enter into a cooperative agreement to delay harvest until the birds have left their fields.

This year, Vander Woude and 13 other farmers impacted by the birds entered into such an agreement, known as the tricolored blackbird voluntary local program, or VLP.

The program protects farmers legally if birds are inadvertently killed or harmed during normal farming activity. It also compensates farmers for the loss of value of their crops that might

result from the delay.

The VLP is administered through a cooperative agreement between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and the California Farm Bureau. Audubon California and agricultural organizations including Western United Dairies partner in the program, which covers Stanislaus, San Benito, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern counties.

Early estimates by CDFW show around 250,000 tricolored blackbirds across 15 colonies were protected this year because of the delayed harvest efforts. That’s up from an estimated 235,000 birds last year and 218,000 birds in 2022 — and a marked improvement from 10 years ago, when bird numbers plunged to a low of 145,000.

“Overall, we view the program as a great success,” said Shannon Skalos, CDFW avian conservation coordinator.

With program enrollment and landowner participation continuing to rise, biologists have observed greater reproductive success for the protected birds — likely a significant driver of the increased population trends seen each year, Skalos added.

Although current bird numbers are encouraging, Skalos said they are still way off from the high count of 400,000 in 2008. But she said she expects to see the upward trend continue.

With glossy-black bodies and red and white patches on their wing shoulders, tricolored blackbirds are found almost exclusively in California. They form colonies that often exceed tens of thousands of birds, with populations in the millions during the early 20th century.

Because tricolors build their nests off the ground, they tend to look for plants that provide stability. On dairy farms, they prefer forage crops such as triticale, a hardy wheat-rye hybrid with a sturdy stem that doesn’t blow much in the wind.

On Vander Woude’s farm this year, upwards of 20,000 adult birds were seen nesting in one field, although most of them abandoned the colony in late March, likely due to adverse weather, said Ian Souza-Cole, a biologist for Audubon California, a state affiliate of the National Audubon Society. Some 1,000 birds stayed behind and bred, he added.

Because that colony finished relatively early, Vander Woude said his schedule was pushed back by only 10 to 15 days, allowing him to still irrigate and harvest the crop for silage. Other years, he had to wait as long as 30, 60 or 90 days before he could get in the field. Last year, for example, when as many as 35,000 breeding birds occupied one field and another colony of some 15,000 birds tied up another, he ended up having to disk the crop.

“It was a complete loss,” he said. “Some years, you’re able to salvage some of it, but it’s never exactly what you wanted to do to make ideal feed.”

Even though it’s called a voluntary local program, farmers with nesting tricolors don’t have much of a choice but to enroll, Vander Woude pointed out. Because the birds are protected, violations come with fines and potential jail time.

Without the cooperative agreement, farmers could be subjected to a complete stoppage of all farming practices and legal action if they impact the birds, and be responsible for all crop losses, said Amrith Gunasekara,

director of science and research for the California Farm Bureau and a representative for the VLP.

“The VLP is unique in that it allows farmers to continue to farm the field while at the same time protect the tricolored blackbird, thereby eliminating legal action and allowing the farmer to be compensated for crop losses,” he said. “It’s a great example of how state agency programs can be built around certain regulations to be flexible enough that it achieves practical outcomes for both food production and protection of wildlife species.”

For most of the years he was affected, Vander Woude said participation in the program cost him “a lot of money,” especially during the drought, when crop values skyrocketed and finding feed on the market to replace what he couldn’t harvest was hard to come by.

On top of losing their winter silage crop, dairy farmers face additional delays planting their summer corn crop, said Paul Sousa, environmental services director for Western United Dairies.

“The later you plant your corn, the lower the yield,” he said, noting impacts to corn yield represent a greater loss to farmers hosting tricolored blackbirds.

Xeronimo Castaneda, working lands program director for Audubon California, which works to secure funding for farmers and provides them technical support, acknowledged his organization has grappled with how to structure payments to offset farmers’ losses.

In the early days of launching the program — which dates back more than a decade before the birds were listed as threatened — there was not much funding to pay farmers at all, Castaneda noted. Knocking on their doors to ask them to delay harvest was much more difficult, he said, “because

they’re trying to feed their cows, and we’re asking these folks to do something that is not farming.”

That changed as the program became more established and USDANRCS agreed to fund it. But producer compensation initially focused only on impacts to the winter forage crop and did not account for other consequences such as disruptions to summer planting.

After working with a dairy economics firm last year, the program now has a more accurate formula for calculating farmer payments, Castaneda said. In addition, CDFW has since chipped in to boost producer compensation, which totaled $1,600 per acre last year and this year.

Dairy farmer Vander Woude said even though the payments in most years still do not offset all his losses, the program has “gotten closer to being fair.” With feed costs lower this year, “the program worked, and I didn’t lose money on it,” he added.

The program’s long-term sustainability remains a concern, Sousa of Western United Dairies said. Though the grant from USDA-NRCS is locked in, CDFW’s share is tied to the state budget and must be negotiated every year.

CDFW’s Skalos said long-term funding remains a challenge and may continue to be so, especially as bird populations increase along with the number of colonies found on dairies.

“But we are committed to the longterm protection of the species, as well as maintaining the positive partnerships with landowners and the dairy industry that have resulted from this program,” she said, adding that the department will work with state leadership to identify funding and long-term solutions to tricolored blackbird conservation. • Making Communities Better Through Print.™ Thursday, June 20, 2024 • PAGE A-3
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Dive into Summer with Teen Swim Lessons in Paso Robles

The City of Paso Robles is excited to announce for the first time ever, Teen Swim Lessons at the Municipal Pool, located at 534 28th St. Perfect for teens who want to gain confidence in the water, whether they’re beginners or need a refresher, the city’s swim lessons are designed to accommodate all skill levels.

Program Details:


• Session 1: June 17-21

(closed June 19)

• Session 2: June 24-27

• Session 3: July 8-11

• Session 4: July 15-18

Session 5: July 22-25

Session 6: July 29-Aug. 1

Session 7: August 5-8

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Municipal Pool, 534 28th Street, Paso Robles

Cost: $69 per session

Scholarships: Need-based scholarships are available to ensure all teens have the opportunity to participate.

Register online at anc.apm. or contact the Recreation Services Department by email at or by phone at (805) 237-3988.

The city’s teen swim lessons are ideal for building confidence and competence in the water. Whether your teen has never been in a pool or hasn’t swum in years, our professional instructors will provide a safe and supportive environment to learn and improve.

Traffic collision involving vehicle and residential structure

On Tuesday, June 11, at approximately 12:11 p.m., Paso Robles Police Traffic Division and Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services responded to a report of a vehicle collision through a fence and into a residential structure located at the intersection of Experimental Station Road and River Oaks Drive.

When officers arrived on the scene, it was determined this was a single-vehicle collision with one occupant, a resident from Paso Robles, trapped inside their vehicle. Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services was able to extricate the solo occupant of the vehicle, who was then transported to an area hospital for further treatment. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in this collision.

This is an ongoing investigation, and the Paso Robles Police Department Traffic Division 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).


City of Atascadero presents 2024 ‘Saturday in the Park’ Summer Concert Series

The City of Atascadero is pleased to kick off the 2024 “Saturdays in the Park” Summer Concert Series. Concerts will be held nearly every Saturday evening throughout the summer. Their first concert will

kick off on Saturday, June 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand with Rock Odyssey.

Rock Odyssey is a classic rock cover band that delivers energetic performances and unforgettable classic rock and roll songs from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. From Tom Petty and Pat Benatar to Bad Company, Journey, and more. The Taco Stand and Sweet Creations by Issa will also be there, selling delicious concert grub. Be sure to mark your calendar for a fantastic concert series lineup:

“Saturday in the Park” Summer Concert Series Line-up:

June 15: Rock Odyssey

(Classic Rock of the ’70s, ’80s & ’90s)

June 29: The Cinders Blues Band (Blues)

July 6: The Rockin’ Bs Band (Rock, Country & More)

July 20: Garden Party (Classic Soft Rock)

July 27: Erin & the Earthquakes (Dance Rock, Funk & Soul)

August 3: Josh Rosenblum Band (Pop/Rock Blues)

August 10: Stellar (Classic Hits through the Decades)

August 31: The JD Project (Rock, Blues & Country)

All concerts are outdoors at the Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand and are free to attend. It is recommended that concert-goers bring a low-back chair, and if they would like to purchase food, bring their wallets.

Saturday in the Park, 2024 Summer Concert Series is brought to you by the City of Atascadero and their fantastic

sponsors, including their Concert Series Sponsor: Central Coast Community Energy; Platinum Sponsors: Grigger & Alice Jones, K.Jons Jewelry Company, & Fatte’s Pizza; Gold Sponsors: Kirk Consulting, Coastal Communities Physicians Network (CCPN), Union & Vine Ranch Kitchen, and Waste Management; Silver Sponsors include Starna Cells, Inc., All Signs & Graphics & First 5 of SLO County; Bronze Sponsor: Five Star Rain Gutters and Annie Gallagher Graphics.

Clerk-Recorder’s Office announces mobile vital records pop-up event in Atascadero

The County of San Luis Obispo Clerk-Recorder’s Office announced that a mobile vital records pop-up event will be held at their North County location in Atascadero on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The North County office is on the second floor of the Atascadero Library at 6565 Capistrano Avenue.

The event, which offers county residents an opportunity to obtain certified birth, death, and marriage certificates, will be the first time the Clerk-Recorder has offered access to these on a weekend or outside of the County Government Center in SLO.

“We are excited to begin bringing this important service into our community since we realize that not everyone has the ability to come into SLO during weekday business hours,” noted Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano. “This time, we are holding the pop-up at our

Atascadero office, but future events will be rolled out at locations in other parts of the county, including South County and the coast.”

Additional pop-ups will be hosted by various SLO County library branches later this year. The cost per certificate copy is as follows: birth $32, death $24, and marriage $17. Customers will need to bring a form of ID and payment; cash, check, and credit card will be accepted (all but American Express). Appointments are not necessary, but attendees who are able are strongly encouraged to begin their application online before heading to the pop-up event, as that will streamline the process and get them their document(s) more quickly.

The online portal for beginning the process can be accessed at crrecords.slocounty.

Two arrested for strong-arm robbery

On Wednesday, June 12, at almost 6:30 p.m., the Atascadero Police Department (APD) received a report of a strongarmed robbery that had just occurred at the Walgreens Pharmacy, located in the 8000 block of El Camino Real. It was reported that one of the suspects assaulted a Walgreens employee, and the suspects left in a vehicle.


Senior Volunteer Services celebrates volunteers

Senior Volunteer Services (SVS) held its annual Volunteer Recognition Brunch on Tuesday, May 21, at the Marriott Garden Inn in San Luis Obispo. The event is held every year as a “thank you” to all the volunteers who are members of SVS and have put in hundreds of hours at different nonprofit partners throughout San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County.

The theme of this year’s event was “Royalty — Where Volunteers Reign Supreme.” It was well-attended, and everyone had an enjoyable time. Every table setting had little gift bags and other little prizes in addition to the food and thecamaraderie of fellow volunteers. The highlight of the day was the raffle prize giveaway at the end where gift cards, gift certificates, and a multitude of items that had been graciously donated by local businesses from throughout the Central Coast were raffled off.

According to a press release from APD, officers arrived on the scene and made contact with the injured employee, who told them the suspect was observed loading merchandise into a large trash bag inside the store. The employee told a coworker to call the police and watched as the suspect started to walk to the exit door. The employee followed the suspect and told him to stop, at which point the suspect hit the employee in the face. A second suspect was also seenexiting the store carrying unpaid merchandise in her arms. Both suspects got into a vehicle and left the scene.

The Walgreens employee sustained visible injuries as a result of the incident and later sought treatment at Twin Cities Community Hospital.

At about 8:40 p.m., the California Highway Patrol (CHP) called APD, informing them that the suspects in the burglary incident had been taken into custody in Gonzales in Monterey County.

CHP located the vehicle in Monterey County and attempted a traffic stop. However, the vehicle failed to yield, and a pursuit began. The vehicle drove into a drainage ditch, and the suspects fled on foot from the vehicle. They attempted to hide in a nearby culvert, but they were located and taken into custody.

APD officers responded to Gonzales, where they took custody of the suspects and recovered the stolen property. Additional property was located inside the vehicle, which remains under investigation by APD. Nashawn Goldie Smith, 29, from Stockton, was transported back to San Luis Obispo County and booked into Jail for the following charges: • 211 PC, Robbery 242 PC, Battery 182(a) PC, Conspiracy Justice Anika Busby, 25, from Dailu City, was booked into Jail for the following charges: • 182(a) PC, Conspiracy

• 459.5(a) PC, Shoplifting

This year the award winners were as follows: Volunteer of the Year — Gary McMaster, curator of the Camp Roberts Historical Museum; Station (Nonprofit Organization) of the Year — Meals That Connect (accepted by Director Laura Edwards); and the Carol Conway Award (Spirit of Volunteerism) — Mary Ann Oliver, who puts in volunteer hours at both the Clark Center and Second Chances. The award winners all gave inspirational acceptance speeches that werewell received by all in attendance. SVS would like to give a special thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the event a resounding success.

Jury convicts John Patric Montgomery of possession of drugs for sale and for trespassing District Attorney Dan Dow announced June 14 that a San Luis Obispo County jury found John Patric Montgomery, 62, guilty of possession for sale of a controlled substance and trespassing.

During the trial, the jury heard evidence that on March 6, San Luis Obispo Police officers responded to a report that Montgomery was trespassing on private property despite receiving two previous citations in a month’s time for trespassing on the same property.

After Montgomery refused to leave, he was placed under arrest for trespassing. When police conducted a search, they found the defendant was in possession of 12 containers of methamphetamine, as well as methylsulfonylmethane, weighing 49.55 grams, four narcotics pipes, and $176 in cash.

Methylsulfonylmethane is used for coating containers holding methamphetamine to prevent the drug from sweating inside the container. It is also used as a cutting agent.

Montgomery is scheduled to be sentenced on July 10 in Department 9 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, the Honorable Crystal Seiler presiding. The case was investigated by the San Luis Obispo Police Department and prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Julie Antos.

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Virginia Sequeira Fontes, a resident of Paso Robles who was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, passed away on

Long-time SLO County resident Glenda A. Silva passed away May 6th, 2024, in Morro Bay, CA, coming full circle to where she spent her years as a teen, newlywed, mother, and grandmother.

Glenda was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, and lived there until age 8. Her family


JUNE 10, 2024

12:03 — Hector Ruizalvizar, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 900 Block of 28th St. for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT

[853.7PC], Case no. 241904

22:45 — Angelica Monique Smith, of Templeton was taken into custody on the corner of Hwy 101 SB and Hwy 46 E for OUTSIDE WARRANT-MISDEMEANOR [O/W-M], BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 241907

23:52 — Manuel Ramirez Ortiz Stone, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 1400 Block of Creston Rd for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], POSSESSION OF SPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)H&S], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S], Case no. 241908


13:19 — Juan Antonio Alvarezmorales, of Nipomo was taken into custody for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 241913

21:10 — Kadie Dianę Kassir, of Paso Robles was on view arrest n the 1100 Block of Creston Rd for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S], Case no. 241916


10:50 — Albert Julian Francis, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the corner of 28th and Park Streets for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 241919

10:59 — Ricardo Pachecomedrano, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 3100 Block of Spring St. for UNDER THE INFLU-


June 5th, 2024. Virginia was born in Oakland, CA, to Manuel Sequeira and Lenora Amaral. She was raised in and around Oakland with her sister Dolores and later her younger sister LeAnne. She graduated from Castlemont High School and took a job with Hartford Insurance Company. In 1954, she married Jack Ginley and had three children. Less than three years later, she became a widow at the age of 24. While raising her children as a single mother, she began attending night school and taking accounting classes. Later, she became an insurance compensation manager

then migrated to Bakersfield and Kernville, CA, and resided there until Glenda was a teen.

As a teen, Glenda enjoyed working as a soda jerk and scaring her mother by exploring with her dog and swimming in the notorious Kern River.

In 1949, Glenda and her family moved to Morro Bay, where she attended San Luis High School. In 1950, she met her future husband, Manuel A. Silva, at a New Year’s Eve dance at the Cayucos Veteran’s Hall. In 1951, Glenda graduated from high school and began working as a switchboard operator for Pacific Telephone Company in San Luis Obispo. Glenda married her dance partner, Manuel, in June 1952 and moved to Morro Bay. Utilizing her

at Colorado Fuel and Iron. There, she met her best friend Shirley, who introduced her to Don, the love of her life, on a blind date. Don and Virginia were married for 63 years and together raised seven children.

Virginia lived a life devoted to her family. She was kindhearted, loving, classy, and elegant, yet very down-toearth. She loved being active and socializing with friends and family. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling, visiting friends, frequenting wineries, and taking drives to the beach.

She is survived by her husband, Don Fontes, and children Joyce Minogue, Tim

switchboard experience, she obtained employment in the mid-1950s for Bechtel Corporation, the firm building the new Morro Bay Power Plant. In 1954, Glenda and Manuel started their family in Morro Bay. Glenda took on her toughest role of being a mom to three active kids. While raising children and being involved in community activities, she worked parttime as a waitress at various Morro Bay restaurants. In 1979, wanting a change in weather and space, the Silvas moved to Atascadero. Glenda began a career in real estate in 1980, until retiring in 1997. She loved to read, sew, crochet, garden, and spend time with her family.

Glenda is survived by her three children: Sharon (Bob)

Ginley, John Ginley, Christine Fontes (Lynn), Karen Macfarlane (Jim), and Patricia Reyes, as well as ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Lucinda West, and her sisters, Dolores Bunch and LeAnne Thompson.

We were blessed to have her in our lives, and she will be dearly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or to the charity of your choice.

Ryan of Atascadero, Kevin (Joan) Silva of Atascadero, and Becky (John) D’Ornellas of Templeton. Her brother, Terry Bechtel of Sacramento. Her half-sister, Donna Petersen of Kernville. Her grandchildren: Jenni Ryan, Cori Strubeck, Ali Clark, Angie SilvaIvie, Kimberlee Barreto, and Devin D’Ornellas. Plus, five great-grandchildren. Glenda is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Manuel, her brother, Kenneth Hagan, and her parents, Lois and Monroe Bechtel.

A funeral mass of the Resurrection for Glenda will be held at St. William’s Catholic Church on June 25th, 2024, at 12 noon. Graveside services will occur at Los Osos Valley Cemetery on June 26th, 2024, at 10 am.

KIM M. CROFT 1964-2024

Kim Mosher Croft was born in Ogdensburg, New York, on October 10, 1964. She moved with her family to Atascadero in 1974.

Kim was an AHS graduate in 1982 and San Joaquin Tech School with an Animal Technology degree. She worked in that capacity for 16 years at El Camino Vet Hospital.

She switched her love for animals to a love of finding the right home for people in real estate. Kim served on many city committees throughout her career. The last committee was supporting the Atascadero Zoo development. She leaves her son Michael, parents Lynn and Carol Mosher, brother Brett (Lori), and extended family.

A memorial service will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, San Gabriel Rd, on June 25 at 7 p.m., with Pastor Aaron Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woods Humane Society or Atascadero Zoological Organization.

Case no. 241920

12:34 — Audrey Bridget Michelson, of Paso Robles was taken into custody for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 241921

17:22 — Jennifer Ashley Delucas, of Atascadero for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 241927

20:39 — Nicholas Allen Mueller, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 100 Block of Niblick Rd for PROBATION VIOLATION [1203.2(A)PC], POSSESS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH THE INTENT TO SELL [11351HS], Case no. 241931

21:19 — Luis Fernando Fariasvelasco, of Atascadero was on view arrest on the corner of Spring and 7th Streets for OUTSIDE WARRANT-FELONY [O/WF], GRAND THEFT [487(A)PC], Case no. 241932

JUEN 16, 2024

08:41 — Todd Eugene Wern, of Paso Robles, for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 241934 09:39 — William Sprauge was on view arrest for DOMESTIC BATTERY [243(E)(1) PC], Case no. 241933

09:55 — Kenneth Arthur Frautschi, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 100 Block of Niblick Rd for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S], POSSESSION OF SPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)H&S], Case no. 241935 11:32 — Sylvia Galvan, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 2500 Block of Riverside Ave. for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], Case no. 241937 00:43 — Cassandra Elizabeth Cole, of Atascadero was on view arrest on the corner of Theatre Dr and SR 46 W for DRIV-


PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 241938

13:55 — Kristine Cathleen Machado, of San Miguel was on view arrest on the 500 Block of Queenanne Rd. for DRIVING OR TAKING A VEHICLE WITHOUT A PERSON’S PERMISSION [10851(A)VC], IDENTITY THEFT


JUNE 14, 2024

04:07 — Anthony Frank Sotello, of Atascadero was on view arrest on the corner of Rambouillet Rd. And Moody Ct. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 241944

17:53 — Allene Michelle Head, of Paso


HOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 241956

20:43 — Moises Pacheconawa, of Paso

Robles for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 241959

JUNE 15, 2024

04:06 — Jose Valentine Vargassanchez, of Paso Robles for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 241962

07:09 — Emilio Garciamendoza, of Atascadero was on view arrest on the corner of Golden Hill Rd and 46 E for DRIV-


HOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 241963

12:35 — Armando Gonzalezmartinez, of

Paso Robles was on view arrest on the corner of 10th and Spring Streets for DRIVING WITH A LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR A DUI [14601.2(A)VC], BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 241966

12:35 — Agustino Dominguez Martinez, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the corner of 10th and Spring Streets for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 241966

16:00 — Christian Garcia, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 1100 Block of Black Oak Dr. for POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S], UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITHOUT PRESCRIPTION [11550(A)HS], Case no. 241968

20:48 — Brandon James Andante, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on Union Rd. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 241973

20:26 — Guillermo Memo Lopez, Jr., of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 1900 Block of Creston Rd. For DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A) VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 241972

16:25 — Katelyn Marie Norman, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 1300 Block of Creston Rd. for INFLICTING


JUNE 16, 2024

00:58 — Alton Sims III, of Bakersfield was on view arrest on the 1300 Block of 24th St. for OUTSIDE WARRANT-FELONY [O/W-F], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S], Case no. 241975

13:34 — Benjamin Mykel Knudson Himle, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 1200 Block of Ysabel Ave. for OUTSIDE


Atascadero Police Department

JUNE 10, 2024

20:56 — Elizabeth Arreola, of Atascadero was on view arrest on the corner of El Camino Real and Del Rio Rd. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], Case no. 240964

JUNE 12, 2024

22:10 — Justice Anika Busby, of Gonzales was on view arrest for CONSPIRACY:COMMIT CRIME [182(A)(1)PC], Case no. 240975

22:10 — Nayshawn Goldie Smith, of Gonzales was on view arrest for THEFT USING FORCE/ROBBERY [211PC], Case no. 240975

JUNE 13, 2024

14:04 — Steve Watkin, of Fresno was on view arrest for FIRST DEGREE ROBBERY [212.5PC], Case no. 240928

JUNE 14, 2024

00:14 — Jonathan Michael Martinez, of Atascadero was on view arrest on the corner of San Gabriel Rd and E Front Rd. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], Case no. 240981

14:02 — Jason Dwayne Emfinger, of Atascadero was on view arrest on the 8000 Block of El Camino Real for FORGING OR FALSIFYING VEHICLE REGISTRATION [4463(A)(1)VC], Case no. 240985

JUNE 16, 2024

01:04 — Laionel Reyesvivas, of Atascadero was on view arrest on the corner of CA-41 and Santa Ysabel Ave. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A) VC], Case no. 240991

JEFFERY STEPHEN ATTEBERY, 73, of Arroyo Grande passed away on June 8th 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

KATHLEEN MCMANN age 77 a resident of San Luis Obispo passed away on 05/25/2024. In the care of Blue Sky Cremation and Burial Service

JEANNE BANKER-HIX age 66 a resident of Paso Robles passed away on 05/29/2024. In the care of Blue Sky Cremation and Burial Service

CURTIS ILLINGWORTH age 78 a resident of San Luis Obispo passed away on 05/30/2024. In the care of Blue Sky Cremation and Burial Service

MARGARET ZAPPAS age 74 a resident of Atascadero passed away on 06/05/2024. In the care of Blue Sky Cremation and Burial Service

VIRGINIA FONTES age 91 a resident of Paso Robles passed away on 06/05/2024. In the care of Blue Sky Cremation and Burial Service

JOHN PATRICK WHALEN, JR. 77, of Oceano passed away on June 11th 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

ARLINE ALICE CASEY, 94, of San Luis Obispo passed away on June 15th 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.


VIRGINIA S. FONTES 1933-2024 GLENDA A. SILVA 1933-2024
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PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Foundation (PRWCAF) recently gifted $40,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in San Luis Obispo County. The scholarships ranged from $1,500 to $4,000 per student and were awarded to 17 students during four scholarship presentations, including those from Atascadero High School, Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School, Paso Robles High School, and Templeton High School.

Graduating seniors apply for the PRWCAF scholarships each spring. Categories for consideration include academics, activities, awards, a personal essay, as well as attention to extraordinary circumstances, and letters of recommendation. Some of the awarded students aspire to work in healthcare, the arts, in agricultural commodities, and as veterinarians. All the applicants achieved great marks and recognitions while in high school and expressed passion for their future academic careers.

“The annual wine country auction allows us to support local students as they pursue their

academic and professional goals,” said Chloe Asseo-Fabre, general manager of L’Aventure Winery and board director of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance. “It’s an honor to give back and invest in the future of our community in this way each year.”

The PRWCAF also gifts funds to local nonprofit organizations in San Luis Obispo County throughout the year. These organizations support local causes and well-being through their focused efforts in building and

supporting our community.

The scholarships were funded by proceeds from the annual Wine Country Virtual Auction, which ran online from March 11 to 16. The PRWCAF raised over $70,000 during the week-long auction this year, the most since 2021.

A total of 30 custom-curated packages were valued at $54,842 and raised $71,301, which included $3,900 in donations for the PRWCA Foundation. Top lots included the “Premium

Paso Getaway for Six at Inn Paradiso with Dinner at The Hatch Rotisserie & Bar, and More”, as well as “The French Connection” lot, which paired Clos Solene, Benom, L’Aventure, and dinner at Les Petites Canailles, “An Unforgettable Three-Night Geneseo Getaway at Cass Winery” for eight, and the ever-popular Saxum library wines portfolio.

Over the six-day auction, nearly 140 bids were placed for the auction packages. The PRWCAF worked with 60 member wineries and businesses to craft a collection of wines, unique experiences and overnight stays in wine country. The generous donations from wineries, hotels, transportation providers, restaurateurs, and more were one-of-a-kind and meant to inspire more trips to the Paso Robles wine region.

The auction saw bidders and winners from across the United States, upholding the organization’s goal of promoting Paso Robles wine country to a wide audience.

The results of the 2024 virtual auction confirm how the Paso Robles wine industry positively enhances the greater community. Auction funds augment not only the scholarship programs for high school seniors in San Luis Obispo County but also provide support to local nonprofit organizations, including MUST! Charities and other community-oriented initiatives.

Joy Playground to be temporarily closed for two weeks due to new shade structure installation New principal chosen for Georgia Brown

Parents Helping Parents raising funds for new structures with built-in shade coverings over the swings

ATASCADERO — Parents Helping

Parents announced shade will soon be over the swings at Joy Playground, the all-inclusive playground for people of all ages and abilities located in Atascadero’s Colony Park (5599 Traffic Way). The playground will undergo a temporary closure due to installation of two new shade coverings over the swings. The existing swing structure will be replaced with two frames that have integrated shade coverings. This enhancement aims to provide individuals with better protection from the summer heat while using the swings, ensuring a more enjoyable experience for all families. The playground was closed Monday, June 17, and will stay closed for approximately two weeks. During this period, workers from the playground equipment company GameTime will work to install two state-of-theart structures that have shade coverings built

into the swing frames. This upgrade is part of the Parents Helping Parents’ ongoing partnership with the City of Atascadero Public Works department to maintain and improve Joy Playground’s facilities.

Parents Helping Parents has continued to raise funds since Joy Playground opened in 2019 for the purpose of completing several smaller projects such as installing signage and new fencing. The majority of those funds have been set aside for the installment of the shade structure which is finally occurring.

With a fundraising goal of $15,000, Parents Helping Parents has raised $9,000 over the past six months from registration fees for the Atascadero Citywide Yard Sale in April and a giving campaign in May. Another $6,000 is necessary to complete the funding of the shade project.

If interested in contributing to the shade structure, checks can be made out to Parents Helping Parents, noting Joy Playground in the memo, and mailed to 3620 Sacramento Drive, Ste. 201, San Luis Obispo. All donations are tax-deductible and will receive a donation receipt in return. Parents Helping Parents would like to thank their generous donors for making this new construction possible.

TEMPLETON — The Templeton Women’s Charitable Club installed its new officers in a unique and symbolic ceremony held June 5 at McPhee’s Grill in Templeton. Attendees, including this year’s scholarship recipients, Walker Craven and Katie Dennison, enjoyed a lunch from McPhee’s as part of the celebration.

The ceremony featured a tradition where each officer was presented with a different colored flower, each symbolizing their responsibilities and roles for the upcoming year.

President — MeShawn Dimos, represented by a red flower, symbolizing courage.

• Vice President — Summer Ramos, represented by a blue flower, denoting harmony and faithfulness.

• Secretary — Hilary Krohn, represented by a green flower, embodying consistency and endurance.

• Treasurer — Chandra Needelman, represented by a yellow flower, representing honesty and truth.

Members at Large — Mary Ann Snyder, Christine Giaquinto, and Cynthia Nicholson, represented by a white flower, signifying fairness and consistency.

The appointment is scheduled to take effect on July 1

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District (PRJUSD) announced that Cristina Velasco has been selected as the principal of the Georgia Brown Dual Immersion (GBDI) School, pending school board approval.

In a press release from PRJUSD, it said, “Cristina is grateful for the opportunity to serve the community, which has been a significant part of her life journey. It is truly an honor for her to have gone from being a student in this district to now serving as Georgia Brown’s principal. Cristina has been an amazing asset to the Georgia Brown staff and students. Her enthusiasm is contagious, and we look forward to her stepping into the role as the new principal.”

The appointment is scheduled to take effect on July 1. Cristina Velasco graduated from Paso Robles High School in 2002. Soon after completing high school, she started her studies at California State University, Fresno, where she earned her liberal studies major and multiple subject credential. She returned to Paso Robles to start her career and raise her family alongside her husband.

Cristina has been a PRJUSD employee since the start of her teaching career as a substitute

teacher in 2007. She taught Dual Immersion at Georgia Brown and Flamson. She began her career teaching third grade at Georgia Brown and immediately fell in love with the program and the community. In 2020, she decided to pursue her Master’s in educational leadership and management and her administration services credential at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Soon after finishing the program at Cal Poly, she had the opportunity to step in as the assistant principal at Georgia Brown, where she has been serving the community for the last three years.

The outgoing officers for the 2023-2024 term were:

President — Mary Hough

Vice President — Summer Ramos

Secretary — Joni Consani

• Treasurer — Chandra Needelman

• Members at Large — Mary Ann Snyder, Christine Giaquinto, and Cynthia Nicholson

“We were thrilled to honor our incoming officers with this beautiful ceremony,” said Mary Hough, outgoing president of the Templeton Women’s Charitable Club. “Each flower’s color was chosen to reflect these important roles’ core values and duties. It is a wonderful way to celebrate our club’s commitment to charity, community, and leadership.”


The Templeton Women’s Charitable Club has been a cornerstone of community service and support in Templeton since 1913. Dedicated to improving the lives of others in the northern San Luis Obispo County community, the club provides a forum for women of the area to identify local charities that can best address the community’s needs. By supporting youth through scholarship awards and other school-related programs, the club makes a significant impact on the future of the community. Templeton Women’s Charitable Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m.
STAFF REPORT STAFF REPORT STAFF REPORT Templeton Women’s Charitable Club welcomes new officers at flower-laden installation ceremony Scholarship recipients Walker Craven and Katie Dennison and other members in attendance 17 local high school students benefit from annual wine country virtual auction Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Foundation gifts $40K in scholarship to graduating seniors STAFF REPORT
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Incoming TWCC Officers (from left) include Chandra Needelman, Hilary Krohn, Summer Ramos, MeShawn Dimos, Mary Ann Snyder, and Christine Giaquinto. Not pictured is Cynthia Nicholson. Photo by AMO Photography Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Foundation Executive Director Joel Peterson (in back) poses with Paso Robles High School PRWCA scholarship winners. Photo courtesy of PRWCAF
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Rotary of Paso Robles supports local Senior Center

Grant was able to purchase five iPads, thus creating a ‘mobile’ technology lab STAFF REPORT

PASO ROBLES — The Rotary Club of Paso Robles has given a grant of over $1,300 to the Paso Robles Senior Center. With this donation, the Senior Center has been able to purchase five iPads, thus creating a “mobile” technology lab. These iPads will also be used for the training and


education of our older adults.

The educational component will focus on the uses of technology that enhances or will enhance their lives as seniors. Internet access, communication platforms, and various computer functions will be explored.

This year, the Rotary Club of Paso Robles marks its 100th anniversary and continues to support the nonprofits in our community through grants, donations, and projects like this one. Through the support of its members and two fundraisers, the Rotary Club is able to reach out to over 25 nonprofits in the area, such as ECHO, Youth Arts, NCI Affiliates, Assistance League, Coats for Kids, Boys & Girls Club, and many others.

This is the first year the Rotary has decided to fund a grant dedicated to older adults.


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



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:

ALF Food Pantry

OUR MISSION: ALF Food Pantry is dedicated to providing nutritious groceries to the food-insecure residents of the communities we serve. ALF Food Pantry (formerly known as Atascadero Loaves and Fishes) is celebrating 40 years of service to our community, providing groceries to families and individuals. The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce honored ALF as the 2024 Community Organization of the Year. With an all-volunteer workforce, we distributed nearly 600,000 pounds of food in 2023, the equivalent of 360,000 meals. We provide quality fresh and shelf-stable ingredients to food-insecure people in Atascadero, Templeton, Santa Margarita, Creston, and California Valley. Clients have increased by 20% each year since 2020 and food costs are dramatically higher.

Atascadero, CA 93442 (805)461-1504 Monday - Friday 1 pm - 3 pm

Donations: We need your help to allow us to continue our vital work. Donate today using our QR code or mail a check to ALF Food Pantry, 5411 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422.

United Way of San Luis Obispo County


CONTACT INFO (805) 541-1234


Offices in Atascadero, Paso Robles & SLO (805) 543-6000

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

CONTACT INFO Operation Surf 80 San Francisco St. Avila Beach, CA (805) 544-7873

CONTACT INFO 6875 Union Road Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 237-3751 redwingshorse

United Way of San Luis Obispo County’s programs deliver the education and resources that can help families succeed, in the present and for the next generation. Our work is centered on three impact areas that give people the best start for a successful life: Early Childhood Education, Family Financial Stability and Community Strengthening. Please join us! Together we can do our part to make a stronger community in SLO County that benefits us all.

DONATE: Invest in lasting change through a charitable donation at

VOLUNTEER: Find a volunteer opportunity that fits you at

TREE OF LIFE Pregnancy Care Center


Tree of Life has been helping women and families in our community for over 39 years. All services are FREE and confidential. Women facing pregnancy decisions can find compassion, hope, positive options, and practical help from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our goal is to provide resources to assist a woman in choosing life for her baby and then to parent or place for adoption. We also offer compassionate help for women struggling with the mental and emotional effects of a previous abortion. Donations: We’re grateful that all of our support comes from generous individuals here in our community.

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. Support the Library in a 100% volunteer-run retail environment. We are seeking volunteers to assist with Gift Shop sales, book donation sorting, and to provide book sale support. Due to limited storage space and staff, we are only able to accept two boxes or two bags of materials per household per day. Cash donations always welcome!

BOARD MEETINGS: Call (805) 237-3870 for information

Operation Surf


Our mission is to channel the healing powers of the ocean to restore hope, renew purpose, and revitalize community. Operation Surf’s curriculum-based programs aim to inspire injured military and veterans to seek wellness in all aspects of their lives while providing the necessary resources, tools, and peer-to-peer support to continue this mindset indefinitely. By staying true to our core values of care, inclusion, commitment, integrity, and communication, we change participants’ lives – one wave at a time. Local Veteran Opportunities: OS3- Three Month Surf Program Application is Open! Apply via the website OS3 is a three-month, locally-focused program that provides veterans with an opportunity to bond through surfing, keep each other motivated, and move forward in life with a new perspective. Focused on four key pillars of mentorship, unity, family, and the peace of surfing, Operation Surf inspires to make lasting change in the lives of our community.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

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


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

Atascadero Elks Lodge

CONTACT INFO 1516 El Camino Real,  Atascadero, Ca 93422 805-466-3557

ATASCADERO LODGE NO. 2733 Since 1987, the Atascadero Elks have contributed over $1,000,000 to local community-based programs, non-profits, youth groups, local sports teams, programs for handicapped and needy children, patriotic programs, veterans’ programs and many, many community activities. Our mission as Elks is to inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize our belief in God; to promote the welfare of our community; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; and to cultivate good fellowship. We have a full calendar of events and activities for our members. To learn more or to join us please contact us at (805)466-3557, visit the Lodge at 1516 El Camino Real, follow-us on Facebook or visit our website at:

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(From left) Elaine Ernst (left) and Micki Wright (right) accept a check for $1,300 from Joe Irick of the Rotary Club of Paso Robles toward the purchases of five iPads for the center. Photo provided by Senior Volunteer Services
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8205 Curbaril Ave. (corner of Curbaril & Atascadero Ave.): Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Ted Mort, Pastor. (805) 466-0175.

Awakening Ways Center for Spiritual Living 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) 391-4465.

St. William’s Catholic Church 6410 Santa Lucia Road, Atascadero, CA (805) 466-0849 www. Weekday Masses : 10:30 AM Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 PM Sunday Masses: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM Spanish


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.


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


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


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.


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.


2100 Ramona Road. Sunday service at 10am. Will & Lori Barrow, Pastors; (805) 466-3191;


4500 El Camino Ave (Downstairs, Rear Parking Lot) // info@ Sunday Service at 9am, Children’s Ministry provided for ages 2yrs–6th grade. Pastors Chris Vanoli & Ben Eisenman // Love God, Love Others // Abiding closely with Jesus and teaching others to do the same.


A division of Alpha Beth Ministries; 3850 Ramada Drive (corner of Ramada and Cow Meadow), Paso Robles; 805-434-5170; Pastor Gabe Abdelaziz; a charismatic non-denominational fellowship; Reaching People, Building Homes; Sundays 10am, Wednesday 7pm;,; Instagram @the_ revival_center


5850 Rosario Ave. Service 10 a.m. (in person and on Zoom) Pastor Heather Branton (805) 466-9108


820 Creston Road., Paso Robles; (805) 238-2218- Parish Office open Mon-Fri 1 p.m.-5 p.m.; website:; Mass times; Daily Mass- 8:30 a.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.; Tues. 7 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.; Spanish Mass at 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. Father Rodolfo Contreras.


22515 “H” St, Santa Margarita (805)438-5383 Parish Office hours:Wed-Thur 9am-12pm Mass Times: Saturday Vigil Mass:5pm Sunday:10am Wed-Fri 10am Adoration Wed following Mass Confessions: Saturday 4pm and Sunday 9am

Be included in the Atascadero News & Paso Robles Press Worship Directory for an entire year at $175

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Wine Fest and Summer menus

• 8 medium zucchini

Reminder, reminder. This weekend, June 22, will be the 27th Annual Lakeside Wine Festival, 4 to 8 p.m., at Atascadero Lake Park. Take advantage of Atascadero’s warm, summer evenings. Dance to live music at the Bandstand by the Lake. Taste incredible wines, craft brews, and spirits from the Central Coast. Check out crafts and art from talented local artisans. Visit the Charles Paddock Zoo for the “Roar and Pour” with more wine tasting. Proceeds benefit the Zoo and other projects supporting the community of Atascadero. There will be plenty of food available for purchase. For tickets and more information visit

Recipes this week will help you with your summer menus. Grilled Pork Chops with Plums, Bok Choy and Scallion Dressing Ingredients: Scallion Dressing

It’s getting really hard to find good help in agriculture, especially milkers, shepherds, and cowboys. It’s getting so hard in the dairy industry that dairymen are now using robots and teaching cows to milk themselves. That’s right, dairy cows are voluntarily entering enclosures because they’re getting some cow candy as a reward and while they’re standing there eating, a robot attaches a milking machine that milks them three times per day.

Dairymen might have found a way to relieve their labor headache, but the sheep and beef industries haven’t been so lucky, although I got a glimpse of the answer 45 years ago.

Bull sales were really different a half-century ago than they are now. Instead of 500 bulls in one sale, a producer might have 70 bulls to sell, and it took three hours to do it. Then along came a World Champion auctioneer

Now and then, you hear or read something that transforms how you move through the world.

I remember sitting in a Landmark Education leadership program, listening attentively, eager to absorb all that was being said about learning to live and lead a powerful life.

At one point, the facilitator mentioned how restoring integrity to your word makes you unstoppable. The seventy other attendees shouted back the word powerfully, “UNSTOPPABLE!” I felt a chill up my neck and the tingling of my arm hairs standing on end. It’s moments like

• 1 tablespoon reducedsodium soy sauce

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon fresh ginger

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil

• 3 scallions, thinly sliced


In small bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, and 2 tablespoons oil. Stir in scallions. Set aside.


4 small bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick)

• Kosher salt and Pepper

• 6 plums, quartered

• 4 heads baby bok choy


Heat grill to medium-high. Season pork with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Brush plums and bok choy with remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Grill pork until just cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Grill plums and bok choy until lightly charred and tender, 1 to 3 minutes per side. Serve plums and bok choy with pork, and spoon scallion dressing over top.

Serves 4 Note: Try the Scallion Dressing with rice-vegetable dishes.

Grilled Cajun Salmon, Tomatoes and Green Beans with

named Skinner Hardy, who owned an auction market north of Bakersfield. He had a yearly all-breed bull sale in which he’d sell as many as 650 bulls in one afternoon. To get all the bulls sold, Skinner did something radically different; instead of taking five minutes per bull, he sold one every 31 seconds! As a ring man, I knew that I’d never gone that fast on anything that didn’t have wings and fuselage.

After the sale, the auction crew knew we’d been a part of something new and exciting, but we never envisioned that four decades later, production sales from Montana to Texas would sell as many as 5,000 head of cattle in one afternoon!

Word spread rapidly about Skinner’s sale, and the next year, we had sale committees from across the country at ringside to see Skinner’s magic show. Because Skinner was also a highly sought-after purebred auctioneer across the country, he sped them up too, and the “magic of momentum” was born. And who would’ve ever guessed that selling bulls faster would result in higher prices? I think it was because the buyers didn’t have time to chew on

these that are unforgettable. I knew the visceral feeling this created in me would be a reference point in my future.

A few months later, as an intern at ministerial school, I was substitute teaching a class. On the night of the first class, I taught the students to say “UNSTOPPABLE” in unison whenever they heard me say it. We practiced a few times, and it was easy and powerful. It was unplanned, and when it happened, I felt the same chill up my neck and the tingling of my arm hairs standing up as when I first heard it. Everyone in the room also felt it, and we all sat for a moment together, feeling the awe and power of being unstoppable. Here are a few ways to cultivate an unstoppable mindset in your life:

• Be unwavering in your faith amid any undesirable conditions and circumstances.

• Allow everyone, including

Cilantro Vinaigrette


1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro

2 scallions, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice plus wedges for serving

• 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

• Kosher salt and pepper

• 4 plum tomatoes, halved 3/4 pound green beans

1 1/4 pounds skinless salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces

2 teaspoons Cajun or blackening seasoning (no salt added)


Heat grill to medium high. In small bowl, combine cilantro, scallions, lime juice, 3 tablespoons oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Season salmon with Cajun seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Grill salmon until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Grill green beans and tomatoes, turning beans often and tomatoes once, until tender and charred, 3 to 5 minutes. Drizzle salmon and vegetables with cilantro vinaigrette. Serve with lime wedges if desired. Serves 4 Parmesan Zucchini


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their pencils, ask their buddy for advice, and wonder if the wife would approve.

I had my own reasons for wanting to go fast that day. I knew a bowl of Joan’s berry cobbler awaited me at the end of the sale and I had to drive five hours to a sale the next day.

As the announcer for a large video auction company for 20 years I know that video sales would have never been possible if we hadn’t sped up the pace because we had to buy satellite time that was very expensive. I’ll never forget the time we sold our first lot for a million dollars and it took all of 30 seconds to do it! And those ZX Ranch cattle topped the market!

The real reason we were able to sell bulls that fast was because Skinner had a great crew in what is often referred to as the “back end.” These were the cowboys on horseback, swinging gates and getting the cattle to and from the sale ring, so the front end was able to sell them that fast. These folks are the unseen heroes in any successful auction, and Skinner had the best. His secret was yard man Ron Evans and his mostly-female crew, who worked every Monday in

yourself, to be transformed in your presence. Meaning that regardless of the person you met yesterday, allow that very same person to be created fresh and new before you today. Treat people as if you are meeting them for the first time every day.

• Take the mental energy spent on the story you have written about yourself and others and use it to create a world in which you would love to live. For example, the commentator, the judge, the complainer — who would you be without those voices? You would be free to create anything you want for yourself and your life powerfully. Remember that whatever people say about you is not about you — it never is. It is always about them. That includes the seeming good comments and the seeming nasty comments. When you get this, you will be unmoved

• Olive oil

2 large yellow onions cut in half and sliced 1/2 inch thick

Kosher salt

• Freshly ground black pepper

• 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


Remove the ends of the zucchini and cut in half lengthwise. Slice the zucchini diagonally in 1/2 inch slices. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large (12-inch) sauté pan and add the onions. Cook for 10 minutes on medium-low heat, until they start to brown. Add half the zucchini, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper to the pan and cook, tossing occasionally, for 10 to 15 minutes, until just cooked through. Sprinkle with Parmesan and cook for 30 seconds more. Remove to a serving platter and repeat with the rest of the zucchini. Serve immediately. Note: If you cook too much in one pan, you end up steaming rather than sautéing the zucchini.

Barbie Butz is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at

exchange for paltry wages and a chance to ride their horses.

After the sale, I remember sitting in the coffee shop and gobbling down Joan’s cobbler when some exhausted members of Skinner’s cowgirl crew came in for a quick cup of coffee before heading back out to load up the bulls. To show my gratitude for what they’d done that day, I bought them all a bowl of Joan’s cobbler and congratulated them on a job well done. To a person, they all looked at me funny.

“What? Did I say something wrong?” I asked.

To which their leader replied, “No, it’s just that I’ve been doing this for 25 years and that’s the first time this has happened.”

‘What, you’ve never had a free bowl of Joan’s cobbler before?”

“No, I never got a compliment before.”

I learned a lesson that day and one that could cure any labor problems we might have in the future: Sometimes, the best cowboys are cowgirls. Lee Pitts is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email them at

by either of them because you believe in yourself and are now unstoppable. You are so in touch with your soul’s purpose on this planet that nothing can stop you from becoming who you came here to be. You allow your radiant light to shine brightly to all. You do not listen to the naysayers or negative nellies anymore.

Standing in harmony with Spirit, you are tuned in, tapped in, and connected. The path is laid out before you; you listen to your intuition and act on the guidance received from your Highest Self, which is your Innermost Self, your God-Self — the Self within all selves. You are unstoppable. UNSTOPPABLE! And so it is. Rev. Elizabeth Rowley Hogue is an independent columnist for the Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at • Making Communities Better Through Print. Thursday, June 20, 2024 • PAGE B-7
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Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand


Weekly free concerts will run from June 11 through August 20 this year, every Tuesday evening at the Atascadero Lake Park bandstand. It’s a wonderful small-town happening.

JUNE 20, 27

CONCERTS IN THE PARK City Park, Downtown Paso Robles

6-8pm Enjoy listening to live music

under the evening sky. June 13: JD Project (rock, country), June 20: Dulcie Taylor (rockin’ Americana roots), and June 27: Monte Mills & the Lucky Horseshoe Band (country, rock n’ roll).



Atascadero Lake Park


Sit and dance by the lake listening to live music by various artists. June 15 - Rock Odyssey and June 29 - Cinders Blues Band.




Enjoy live music every Friday evening from June 21 to September 6 at San Luis Obispo’s Mission Plaza. Concerts in the Plaza, presented by Sunset Honda and hosted by Downtown SLO, is the Central Coast’s top free concert series. Email events@DowntownSLO. com or visit DowntownSLO. com for details.



Pavilion on the Lake 9315 Pismo Ave, Atascadero

The upcoming 14th Annual Atascadero Kiwanis & Mayors’ Winemaker Dinner on June 21 is dedicated to raising support for ECHO (El Camino Homeless Organization). Visit

for more information.



Stay tuned for more details

Join the 27th Anniversary of Atascadero WineFest at Atascadero Lake Park from 4 pm to 8 pm. Over 100 wines from 50+ wineries, breweries, artisans, and artists by the lake. Enjoy unlimited tastings, live music, and a unique “roarand-pour” experience with zoo animals. Proceeds support Charles Paddock Zoo. Details at




Barney Schwartz Park, 2970 Union Road, Paso Robles 2–10 p.m.

The City of Paso Robles, along with Travel Paso, is offering a family-friendly event through-

out the day and culminating with a fireworks show at night.


Downtown Templeton 7am-3pm

Details: Start the day with the Pancake Breakfast at 7am, and then grab a seat for the hometown parade at 10am


Atascadero Lake Park, Atascadero 2–8 p.m.

Presented by Colony Days and the Printery Foundation, the 4th of July Bluegrass Freedom Festival will offer music, boating, bounce houses, games and more. There will be food, bear and wine available for purchase. For information, visit



MARKET Templeton Library

1173 S. Main Street, Templeton 8am-2pm

Over 30 vendors of Western silver, saddles, vintage clothing, wine decor, jewelry, books, collectibles and crafts will be displaying their wares. There is a coffee truck and always a burger, pizza or burrito food truck on hand. Join us for these events.




Avila Beach

Over 2,000 attendees expected! Enjoy Mac & Cheese from over 25 of the most talented chefs, restaurants and caterers on the Central Coast and beyond! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite as they compete for the best mac and cheese! Sample beer, wine, spirits. Live music. 21+. Visit themacandcheesefest. com for details


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Locals to bring new musical to Templeton Performing Arts Center

‘It Takes Two: Brand New Songs About Same Old Love’ will be performed one night only, Saturday, June 29

TEMPLETON — A homegrown musical is making its way to the Templeton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 29. “It Takes Two: Brand New Songs About Same Old Love” is the brainchild of Michael Kaplan and Mark Pietri, a SLO County-based theatrical songwriting duo, presenting their third original work.

“It Takes Two” celebrates the risky business of falling in love. Nineteen original songs and bits of spoken word make for a funny and touching 80 minutes. The show stars Kelly Fitzgerald, Ritchie Bermudez, Sholly Von Stein, Michael Kaplan, and Mark Pietri on piano. After a soldout run at By the Sea Productions in Morro Bay earlier this year, the troupe is bringing the show to Templeton for one night only.

Kaplan and Pietri met each other through Craigslist in 2014. Michael had written half

a musical comedy and desperately needed to find a musical collaborator. The two met over coffee, and once Mark was certain he wasn’t being set up for a kidnapping, he began working with Michael on “Danny Come Home.” That process was interrupted when the SLO Little Theater (now SLO Rep) decided to produce their revue, “We’re Canceling Cable (and Other Empty Threats).” The duo quickly completed five songs for that production, which debuted in 2015. “Danny Come Home” was produced in 2017 at the Cambria Center for the Arts Theater, and again in 2018 as a concert version at the Unitarian Universalist Church in San Luis Obispo.

Kaplan has also written the three-act comedy, “Love Town,” which was produced at the Pewter Plough Playhouse and “Foodies,” a two-act musical farce written with Jeff Mar, that has received staged readings in Dallas, Cambria, and Winter Park, Florida.

“‘Danny Come Home’ was based on a local incident that happened in this county over 10 years ago,” Kaplan explains. “The whole controversy about Annie the Dog, which involved Dave Congalton and Adam Hill, among others. And

‘Foodies’ is a musical comedy set at the Paso Robles Food & Wine Festival. I’ve loved writing about this area, but this show is definitely more universal in its themes.”

Kaplan began writing “It Takes Two” in 2021, drawing on a handful of unperformed songs he’d written with Pietri, as well as several new creations that “bubbled up from romantic turbulence,” he admits. The pair completed the work in 2023, designing the production to be small and portable so they could perform around the county at multiple venues.

Ryan Flores, manager of the Templeton Performing Arts Center, said, “I jumped at the chance to work with this group. Uniting the community and embracing the arts is what the Templeton PAC is all about. We’re in a time of great growth, and many new diverse productions are on their way to our stage. An original musical revue by members of our community felt like a bullseye!”

To sample videos from the Morro Bay production, visit

To purchase tickets, visit the TPAC website at

Annual event supports Atascadero Colony Days, celebrating the community spirit Celebrate Independence Day at Atascadero’s 4th of July Music Festival

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero 4th of July Music Festival is back for its sixth year, offering an evening of community celebration at Atascadero Lake Park on July 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. Enjoy live music by Bremen Town and Rag Top Band under the shade of giant oaks. The event features food, drinks, and treats

from local nonprofits, including the Atascadero Printery Association, Atascadero Greybots, the California Rifle and Pistol Association, and Atascadero Middle School Robotics. Bring your camp chair or blanket for a festive, family-friendly experience.

Sponsors of the Atascadero Colony Days and the 2024 Atascadero 4th of July Music Festival include Avila Traffic and Safety, Charles Bourbeau, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor, Debbie Arnold,San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson, San Luis Obispo County Supervisor John Peschong, City of Atascadero,

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ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival is Saturday, and this is your final opportunity to secure tickets for the highly anticipated event. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Chamber office at 6907 El Camino Real, Suite A, Atascadero. Tickets are $75 through Friday

Visit Atascadero, Malik Real Estate Group Inc., Atascadero Printery Foundation, Bank of the Sierra, Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, Quota Club of Atascadero, Street Side Ale House and Eatery, Hope Chest Emporium, Greenaway Appraisals, Grocery Outlet, Hopper Media, Wildfields, Food 4 Less, Vons, Smart & Final, Home Depot, and Waste Management.

This annual event supports Atascadero Colony Days, celebrating the community spirit. For more information, visit

or $90 at the event. A generous portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charles Paddock Zoo.

The Festival will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the picturesque Atascadero Lake Park. Celebrating its 27th year, the year’s event will highlight over 100 wines, brews, ciders, and craft spirits from the Central Coast and beyond.

Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a low-back chair to relax and savor the scenic ambiance of the lake park while enjoying live music performances by locally renowned artists, the Joy Bonner Band, and the Dulcie Taylor Trio. A highlight of this year’s Festival is the

unique “Roar-and-Pour” experience, which allows attendees to savor exquisite wines while observing the captivating animals at the Charles Paddock Zoo.

“The Atascadero Wine Fest is a unique event, different from other wine festivals, offering a picturesque setting by the lake, creating a relaxing beautiful atmosphere for wine tastings. This event places an emphasis on highlighting local flavors of the Central Coast. There is truly something or everyone,” said Gail Kudlac, Event Organizer.

In addition to the expansive beverage selec-

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To learn more, visit or call (805) 466-2044.

GRANDE Every Saturday and Wednesday Saturday; Olohan Alley in the Arroyo Grande Village 12 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday; Smart & Final parking lot at 1464 East Grand Avenue from 8:30 to 11 am. MORRO BAY Every Saturday Main St. & Morro Bay Blvd from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. MORRO BAY Every Thursday 2650 Main St. Spencer’s Parking Lot from 2 to 4:30 pm. CAMBRIA Every Friday 1000 Main St., Veterans Hall Parking Lot from 2:30 to 5 pm. BAYWOOD / LOS OSOS Every Monday 668 Santa Maria Ave, San Luis Obispo from 2 to 4:30 p.m. AVILA BEACH Every Friday Avila Beach Promenade from 4 to 8 p.m. PASO ROBLES Every Tuesday 11th and Spring, from 9:30 am to noon. PASO ROBLES Country Farm & Craft Market 1st Saturday of the month 11th and Spring, from 9 am to 1 pm. TEMPLETON Every Saturday Crocker St. and 6th St from 9 am to 12:30 pm. ATASCADERO Every Wednesday 6505 El Camino Real from 3 to 6 p.m. SAN
LUIS OBISPO COUNTY FARMERS MARKETS Mark Pietri and Michael Kaplan are the creative team behind “It Takes Two: Brand New Songs About Same Old Love,” which will
play June 29 at the Templeton Performing Arts Center.
Photo provided by Michael Kaplan
Celebrate Independence Day at Atascadero’s 4th of July Music Festival with live music, food, and family fun at Atascadero Lake Park from 4 to 8 p.m.
Photo provided by Atascadero Colony Days 4th of July Committee
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