Paso Robles Press • December 8, 2022

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NORTH COUNTY — San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved the adoption of a new Paso Basin Planting Ordinance. The new ordinance was greatly opposed by the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau, SLO County Cattleman’s Associa tion, Paso Robles Wine Coun try Alliance, and SLO County Planning Commission, among others.

Background on the Paso Basin Planting Ordinance

Three years in the making, the new ordinance comes forth to rectify the current ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance was to bring the county into Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) compliance in 2013 and then was semi-permanently adopted in 2015.

Rain or Shine, the 61st Annual Christmas Parade Lights the Streets

PASO ROBLES — Rain could not keep the Christmas spirit away last Saturday as the community lined the streets to

watch the 61st Annual Christ mas Lights Parade in Paso Robles.

Presented by the Paso Robles Main Street Association, the parade graced the downtown streets of Paso Robles on Satur day, Dec. 3, all playing into this year’s theme of “Deck the Halls” and was sponsored by H & R Block and Bank of the Sierra.

“Despite the rain, nearly all of the entries stuck it out and had a wonderful time,” said Susanne Anshen, the execu tive assistant at the Main Street Association. “And surprisingly, the streets were lined with people who were very happy to watch the parade. Everyone seemed to have a great time in spite of the weather.”

NONPROFIT Community Shows Up for ‘Season

NORTH COUNTY — It is the season of giving, and the community definitely showed up to give on Monday, Dec. 5, at the Paso Robles

Public Safety Center.

Paso Robles Fire and Emer gency Services showed their support alongside KSBY for the 11th Annual “Season of Hope” Food and Toy Drive. In the firehouse accepting dona tions were the Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles, Coats for Kids, and the SLO Food Bank.

Each year KSBY teams up with local food banks, toy agencies, fire departments, the

California Highway Patrol and sponsors to put together a community-wide food and toy drive for the Central Coast.

For over 20 years, Coats for Kids and the Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles has part nered together to serve the North County community.

On Saturday, Dec. 10, the two nonprofits will be distribut ing toys and coats at the “Day of Giving” at the Paso Robles

Events Center.

“The word is the numbers are up,” says Coats for Kids Founder Barbie Butz when referring to the number of families in need.

The mission of Coats for Kids has always been to distrib ute warm items such as coats, jackets, sweaters, and sweat shirts directly to North County families, not just kids, in need.

According to Anshen, she has never seen it rain through the parade in her 27 years with the association.

However she adds that one year, “it rained all day, stopped right at 7 p.m. when the parade started, and resumed raining as soon as the parade finished. Not so lucky this year.”

Anshen continued, “Every

one was having fun and the parade managed to move down the route without incident. We all had a good time. “

Prizes and cash ($100, $50, $25) awards are given to float winners. Winning this year’s Sweepstakes Award is Paso Robles High School’s FFA float.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Sentencing for Paul Flores, 46, will have to wait as a Monte rey County judge ruled to continue his sentencing hear ing to next year.

Flores will now be sentenced on March 10, 2023, follow ing a status hearing on Feb. 9, 2023. The continuation comes after Presiding Judge Jennifer O’Keefe approved a motion filed by Flores’ attorney, Robert Sanger, to continue his hearing to a later date.

Flores had been charged with the 1996 murder and disappear ance of 19-year-old Cal Poly student Kristin Smart. He was found guilty of the first-de gree murder of Smart on Tues day, Oct. 18. His father, Ruben

Flores, 81, was found not guilty of accessory after the fact. Ruben Flores was accused of helping his son hide Kristin’s remains. The father and son were both arrested in April 2021.

According to Sanger, he has found new information since the verdict reading, but he would not clarify what information he found. Court documents state that Paul Flores’ attorneys are in the process of working towards a motion for a new trial. Sanger argued the previously sched uled Dec. 9 sentencing would not give him enough time to file and serve the motions and allow the prosecution to respond.

San Luis Obispo County Deputy District Attorney Chris Peuvrelle responded to the court, saying Smart’s family has a legal right to see a timely conclusion to this trial.

While Judge O’Keefe agreed, she ruled for the new sentenc ing date and status hearing. However, O’Keefe told attor neys she intended to proceed

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American Legion Riders Chapter 50 donates $2,000 to the Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles CONTINUED ON PAGE A15 CONTINUED ON PAGE A15 CONTINUED ON PAGE A15
of Hope’ Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles, Coats for Kids, and the SLO Food Bank were featured in Season of Hope at the Paso Robles Public Safety Center. Photo by Camille DeVaul / PRP The Paso Robles High School FFA float travels down the route of the Christmas Lights Parade in Paso Robles. The float was named winner of the parade’s Sweepstakes Award. Contributed Photo GOVERNMENT KRISTIN SMART Supervisors Approve New Paso Basin Planting Ordinance Paul Flores Sentencing Rescheduled for March 2023
Paso Robles FFA parade float wins Sweepstakes Award
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‘Old Tom Big Sur Gin’: A Calwise Spirits, Firestone Walker Collaboration

PASO ROBLES —  Calwise Spirits and Fire stone Walker Brewing Company unveiled “Old Tom Big Sur Gin” — a brewery-inspired riff on the distillery’s signature Big Sur Gin.

“This was an opportunity to elevate the Big Sur Gin experience with ingredients and input from an iconic California brewery,” said Calwise Master Distiller Aaron Bergh. “Old Tom Big Sur Gin reflects a meeting of the minds, with grapes, grains and botanicals coming together to create a gin like no other.”

Located just a mile from the Calwise Spirits distillery in Paso Robles, Firestone Walker proved to be a fitting partner when Bergh came knocking.

“Aaron is our neighbor and we’ve always admired his creations, so it was a natural collab oration,” said Firestone Walker’s Chief Operat ing Officer Nick Firestone. “We’ve been working with spirits barrels for nearly 20 years to create our barrel-aged strong ales, and we see this as an extension of that tradition.”

EVENT

Winter Wonderland Coming to Sunken Gardens

ATASCADERO — Over 75 tons of snow on the Central Coast is on its way. Winter Wonderland is back for another snow-driven event in Down town Atascadero on Friday, Dec. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Atascadero’s Sunken Gardens and the entire downtown will be transformed into a magi cal snowy paradise. Experience snow piles and a massive snow slide built by Kiwanis Club of Atascadero, Cuesta Springs Ice Company and Premier Ag. This year’s snow-themed events also include Joe’s Little Train operated by the Elks Lodge of Atascadero, a variety of obstacle courses, gladiator joust, bounce houses, and bungy jump from Bubble Fun 101, a special visit by the California Mid-State Fair Queen’s court, face painting, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

If you are looking to check off a couple of items from your holiday shopping list, this event offers shopping from our Down town merchants to over 50 craft and food vendors. Visitors can experience musical entertain ment at Historic City Hall!

Following is the entertainment schedule:

Announcement of the Trail of Lights Winners | 5 p.m.

Fine Arts Academy Monarch Choir & All District Elemen tary Choir | 5:05 p.m.

• Motions Academy of Dance | 5:30 p.m.

• Fine Arts Academy of Dance | 5:55 p.m.

Atascadero High School Choirs | 6:20 p.m.

Atascadero Middle School Choirs | 6:40 p.m.

• Holiday Music by Medina Light Show Design | 7 to 9 p.m.

• Scooter Demonstrations by A-Town Park | All evening To kick off the evening, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance at the massive snow slide area and Santa is planning to take the first sled ride along with an elf or two. If you miss Santa and Mrs. Claus at the

snow slide, you can catch them at Historic City Hall until 8 p.m. The North Pole entrance for Santa will be on the West Mall side of the building.

The city would not be able to put on an event like this with out the help of its sponsors. They thank the following for all their hard work, dedication, and support to bring our community together:

Exclusive Sponsor: Cielo Ristorante & Rooftop Bar

Presenting sponsors: AJ Exca vating, American West Tire & Auto, Chicago Grade Landfill, Cuesta Springs Ice Company, Kiwanis Club of Atascadero, Premier Ag of Paso Robles and Supervisor Debbie Arnold; Supporting Sponsors: Filip poni & Thompson Drilling, Kirk Consulting, Perry’s Parcel & Gift, and Stout Pediatric Dentistry.

Snow Sponsors: Atascadero 76, Atascadero Insurance, Coastal Communities Physi cians Network (CCPN), Delta Liquid Energy, Hayner, Hayner, Miller & Crist (HHMC) Tax Services, Healing the Quantum Way, Idlers Home, Mechanics Bank, Nick Medeiros CPA, Pambrun Bracing — Dr. Jason Pambrun DDS MS, Primary Eyecare, Radiology & Asso ciates, Starna Cells, Summers Real Estate, Taco Bell & West ern Janitorial Supply.

In-Kind Sponsors, School & Entertainment Groups: Special thanks to A-Town Park, Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, Atascadero All District Elementary School Choir, Atascadero High School and Middle School Choirs, Bubble Fun 101, Elks Lodge #2733, Fine Arts Academy

Media Sponsors: Ameri can General Media — KVEC, KJUG, Dimes Media — The Beach 96.3 FM & 100.5 FM, KPRL & New Times.

Atascadero’s Winter Wonder land is one of the must-do events this season! The event is free to attend, but don’t forget to bring along your wallet for holi day shopping, great food and all of the extra fun that abounds! Invite your family and friends to enjoy an evening of holiday fun!

For a schedule of entertain ment, go to visitatascadero.com/ events/index.php?id=501.

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ing grains with a complement of wine grape juice, all fermented with native yeast and bacteria. This base was then distilled by Calwise, imparting a unique imprint into the flavor profile of the orig inal Big Sur Gin.

Then, in the established Big Sur Gin fashion, Bergh infused the gin with organic wild herbs that are largely native to California’s iconic Big Sur coastline, including white sage, yerba santa, bay, fennel and elderberry as well as the essential juniper.

“We also enhanced the traditional recipe by including botanicals such as coriander and orange peel, which were suggested by Brewmaster Matt Brynildson,” Bergh said. “We added rose petal as an ode to David Walker’s British roots.”

Bergh worked with Brewmaster Matt Brynild son, Sensory Research Analyst Craig Thomas and the Firestone Walker brewing team to create the mash, acquire the right barrels and guide both versions of Old Tom Big Sur Gin to fruition.

The resulting gins provide both common and contrasting qualities. The main version of “Old Tom” Big Sur gin is fragrant and elegant, while the version matured in DBA barrels has a richer, almost whiskey-like color and taste.

PRYAC Announces Launch of Ron Neal Memorial Music Scholarship

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tional music students, from low-income families, with inten sive instruction to help them turn their passion and creativ ity into a rewarding professional career in music.

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Youth Arts Center announced the launch of the Ron Neal Memorial Music Scholarship created through a collaboration between Libretto and the friends of the late Ron Neal, his wife Carol and his sons who make up the aptly named “Let Ron’s Music Live On” Gang. Over $7,000 was raised through the inaugural Ron Neal Memorial Concert, recently held featuring talented pianists, Mark Wilson and Cory Jordan, who celebrated Ron’s legacy.

All funds from ticket sales were donated to the music program at The Paso Robles Youth Arts Center. These funds will be used to provide two to three scholarships for excep

“I am so grateful for the gener ous donation given in honor of Ron Neal’s memory. His love for music will continue in the students who will use the schol arship to further their musical education and continue bring ing beauty and music into the world,” said Kunchang Lee, band instructor at Paso Robles Youth Arts Center.

Ron loved jazz. His passion was infectious. His youthfulness was legendary. His generosity was contagious. What better way to remember the man, the myth, the legend than by enjoying an annual celebration of music in his honor at one of California’s most exciting new jazz clubs. Stay tuned. Dates for the 2023 concert and performers are to be

Libretto Wine & Jazz Club, located at 1242 Park St. in Paso Robles, is one of the finest small-town jazz clubs in the United States. Their weekly roster of Grammy Award-win ning artists would grace the stage of any jazz club in New York, Chicago, or London. Performers at the recent Inaugural Ron Neal Memorial Concert were two hugely talented local pianists and vocalists. Corey Jordan, owner of Libretto, who many will know as one of Paso’s own, has composed for movies and performed across the country, including opening the Paderewski Festival. Mark Wilson, despite being a classi cally trained and award-win ning pianist, hides his talent as a keyboardist and vocalist under a bush. Very few have ever been lucky enough to see him perform live. Guests were delighted by both Corey and Mark’s perfor mances.

In addition to the main Old Tom Big Sur Gin, Calwise also released a separate “Rested in Oak” edition, which was matured for three months in American oak barrels inherited from Firestone Walker’s Double Barrel fermentation program. The moniker “Old Tom” is a nod to the original 18th century British gins known by that name, and to the English heritage of brewery co-founder David Walker. Both editions of the gin are now available at the Calwise Distillery in Paso Robles and online at CalwiseSpirits.com. To help create “Old Tom” Big Sur Gin, Fires tone Walker generated a mash of traditional brew Monarch Choir, Fine Arts Academy Dance Group, Frank Sommers, Medina Light Show Designs, Motion’s Academy of Dance, and Waste Manage ment. Snow fun returns to Atascadero on Friday, Dec. 9, from 5-9 p.m. STAFF REPORT STAFF REPORT
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A collaboration between longtime neighbors in the liquid arts Ron Neal leaves a legacy for music students; inaugural memorial concert raises funds Ron Neal Music Scholarship check presentation to students in October. Contributed photos Owners of Libretto Wine & Jazz Club Cory Jordan (left) and Kate Smith. Children slide down the snow brought in to the 2019 Winter Wonderland at Sunken Gardens. Contributed photo
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Firestone Walker’s Chief Operating Officer Nick Firestone (left) and Cal wise Master Distiller Aaron Bergh (right) taste their collaborative gin. ‘Old Tom Big Sur Gin’ is Firestone’s first local spirits project. Contributed photos
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Snow Flocking

MON dec 5-25

TRAIL OF LIGHTS TOUR

ATASCADERO

5-8 PM

See decorated local homes, guaranteed to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The map provides an opportunity for residents and businesses to show off their homes and storefronts, and for families to enjoy a safe and fun activity driving through town to check out all the wonderful outdoor lights this season.

FRI dec 9

WINTER WONDERLAND

SUNKEN GARDENS, IN

DOWNTOWN ATASCADERO 5-9 PM

With over 75 tons of snow, this year’s snow-themed event includes Joe’s Little Train, two Euro bungee jumps, an obstacle course, gladiator joust, bounce houses, face painting, caricature artist, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

FRI dec 9-11

AM - 4 PM

Santa is sending two of his Reindeer to visit the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero before Christmas.

MID-STATE FAIR MARKET

PASO ROBLES EVENT CENTER 12-4 PM

Local crafters and artisans from throughout San Luis Obispo County selling handmade and unique items.

SAT dec 10

36TH ANNUAL VINE STREET VICTORIAN DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES 6-9 PM

Paso Robles

11TH & SPRING PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 9am – 11am

Main Street and Historical Society invite you to bring your family to drive down Vine Street for this annual community Christmas party tradition. Ebenezer Scrooge, the Snow Queen, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the whole crew will be on-hand, along with community caroling, illuminated floats, entertainers, live music.

LIGHTED BOAT PARADE

EMBARCADERO, IN MORRO BAY 6:30-8 PM

Presented by the Rotary Club, the fishing, leisure and yachting community take to the water with decorated boats with dazzling lights and holiday cheer. Participating boats compete for prizes and celebrate the holiday wonder along the Embarcadero. Parade will go on rain or shine.

SANTA’S DOGGIE PARADE AVILA BEACH PROMENADE

11 AM-12 PM

Participants must register and be checked in between 10:3010:45 a.m. to receive a contest identification number for the costume contest. Check-in at the registration table in front of Custom House.

SUN dec 11

ATASCADERO COMMUNITY BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT PAVILLION ON THE LAKE 2:30-4:30 PM

The Atascadero Community Band presents its Holiday Concert, with old favorites, some surprises, and an audience favorite, the Christmas Sing-Along!

FREE DAY AT THE GARDEN SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN, 3450 DAIRY CREEK ROAD IN SAN LUIS OBISPO.

9 AM - 5 PM

Free admission day full of activities for whole family to make a day of nature and exploration.

WED dec 14

SANTA’S SLEIGH CENTENNIAL PARK 6-7:30 PM

The Paso Robles Police and Fire Departments, in partnership with Paso Robles Recreation Services present: Santa’s Sleigh. Santa and his sleigh will be handing out hot cocoa and candy canes. Children can have their picture taken with Santa.

SAT dec 17

32ND ANNUAL TEDDY BEAR TEA

PASO ROBLES INN BALLROOM 12-4 PM

Bring your Teddy Bear, dress him up. Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Snow King, and Queen, as well as Santa’s Elves, will be there for the fun at the Park Ballroom. Tickets are $8 for children and $20 for adults. Bring your camera for those precious memories.

HOLIDAY MAGIC

CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO 10AM-1PM

The zookeepers have stepped in as Santa’s Elves to prepare gifts for the animals. Santa will be at the Zoo to help welcome visitors and deliver gifts to the animals.

SUN dec 18

HANUKKAH MENORAH LIGHTING

CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO 10AM-1PM

The zookeepers have stepped in as Santa’s Elves to prepare gifts for the animals. Santa will be at the Zoo to help welcome visitors and deliver gifts to the animals.

Atascadero 6505 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 3pm – 6pm

Templeton CROCKER ST & 6TH ST TEMPLETON, CA 93465 9am – 12:30pm

EVENT

Paso Robles: County Farm & Craft Market 11TH & SPRING, PASO ROBLES 9am – 1pm

Menorah

PASO ROBLES — Chabad of Paso Robles will light a 9-foot public Hanukkah menorah at the Paso Robles Downtown City Park on Dec. 18, the first night of the eight-day Festi val of Lights. The community will be joined by Mayor Steve Martin, who will be attending, and the event will feature hot soup and latkes, live music, and activities for children. Compli mentary Hanukkah menorahs and candles will be distributed as well for participants to light at home.

“Everyone is especially excited about Hanuk kah this year,” said Rabbi Meir Gordon, co-di rector of Chabad of Paso Robles. “People are preparing to celebrate with family and friends, to fill their homes with the light of Hanukkah, and there’s a palpable joy. The public Hanukkah celebration is about sharing this light and joy with the broader community, the entire Paso Robles, and across the North County and the North Coast.”

A Global Hanukkah Awareness Campaign

Hanukkah emphasizes that each and every individual has the unique power to illumi nate the entire world. It was to encourage this profound idea that the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, launched the Hanukkah awareness campaign in 1973, of which Paso Robles’s public Hanukkah activities are a part of. The menorah faces the street, the Rebbe notes, and so bypassers immediately feel “the effect of the light, which illuminates the outside and the environment.” In the half-cen tury since, the Rebbe’s campaign has brought Hanukkah into the mainstream and altered awareness and practice of the festival, return ing what some mistakenly dismissed as a minor holiday to its roots as a public proclamation of the triumph of freedom over oppression and a mainstay of Jewish cultural and religious life.

Chabad-Lubavitch’s annual Hanukkah campaign has distributed millions of menorahs to Jews around the world, and erected thou sands of public menorahs to share its universal

message of light over darkness with humanity at large. This year’s Hanukkah campaign will be one of unprecedented light and joy, seeing Chabad reach 8 million Jews in more than 100 countries. For the first time in two years, ener getic crowds will once again be gathering on streets and thoroughfares, in great metropolises and small towns alike, to participate in the more than 15,000 large public menorahs Chabad will place worldwide. Even as crowds gather again, the Hanukkah parades and drive-in events, that ensured safe events last year, will go on, and this year more than 6,500 Hanuk kah menorah-topped cars will hit the road in Chabad menorah parades to share the Hanuk kah message of hope and joy around the globe.

An estimated 10 million unique visitors will use the practical how-to guides and discover the many layers of meaning at Chabad.org’s popu lar Hanukkah.org website. Chabad will help bring the light and celebration of Hanukkah into homes everywhere by distributing approxi mately 64 million Hanukkah candles, more than 700,000 menorah kits, and 2.5 million holiday guides in 17 languages.

Chabad’s Growing Impact

This year’s Hanukkah campaign comes amid a growing awareness of Chabad-Lubavitch’s indel ible impact on Jewish life. Pew Research Center’s 2020 survey of Jewish Americans showed that 38 percent of all American Jews have participated in Chabad activities and services, of whom more than 75 percent do not identify as Orthodox.

The menorah’s power is especially felt when it is lit with joy and enthusiasm, as it will be this year, with added appreciation for the blessing of being able to gather once again as a community and celebrating together.

Throughout the state of California, Chabad will be presenting scores of Hanukkah events and celebrations, including: public Meno rah Lightings, Giant Menorahs made out of ice and lego, Menorah Parades, Latke Parties, Giant Dreidel Houses, “Chanukah Wonder lands” and more. To find a local event in Cali fornia, or practically anywhere throughout the world, visit the international Hanukkah event directory at ChabadPaso.com/HanukkahEvents.

For more information about Hanukkah and a local schedule of events, visit ChabadPaso.com/ Hanukkah.

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Election Ballot Count Set to be Certified on Dec. 8

The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano announced on Wednesday, Nov. 30 the final count of ballots will begin at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

According to the Clerk-Recorder’s announcement, following the conclu sion of the count, her office will then certify the results in time for the Dec. 8 deadline.

In a press release issued by Cano’s office, there are approximately 960 correction letters left to be returned to the recorder’s office. To be considered in the county, letters had to be received at the County Elections Office by Monday, Dec. 5.

The San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office updated their

unofficial General Election results on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

As of Wednesday, there is a total of 9,872 votes left to be counted. This breaks down to 8,553 vote-by-mail ballots, 1,259 provisional or CVR ballots, and 60 election night non-pro cessed.

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Paso Robles Police Department Holding DUI Checkpoint

The Paso Robles Police Depart ment will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) Checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 9, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. at an undisclosed location.

DUI checkpoint locations are deter mined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI check points are to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off

the road.

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Commander Afana said. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”

Paso Robles Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-thecounter drugs may interfere with driv ing. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Califor nia Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

ATASCADERO

Bridgeworks Coworking Expansion Grand Opening Set for Dec. 15

The grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting of the Bridgeworks Coworking expansion will take place on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Atascadero Cham ber of Commerce, 6907 El Camino Real. Responding to market demand, the Atascadero Chamber constructed additional office spaces to match busi ness startups, entrepreneurs, family-run shops, and people seeking a professional work environment with an office setting and an assortment of amenities.

The coworking concept began in 2016 when a survey was sent to Cham ber members whose responses indicated that such a space would attract economic development in Atascadero. In 2018, the Chamber’s current site was specifically chosen so that a coworking space could

City Council Meeting Dedicated to the Late Patty Strong

PASO ROBLES — Tuesday night’s City Council meeting was dedicated to Patty Strong, Councilman Fred Strong’s wife, who passed away last week.

“Behind the councilman, the people who are elected to do things there are always the wives, there is always the families that put out a lot to keep us going and it’s the better half basically,” said Councilman John Hamon as he motioned to dedicate the Dec. 6 meeting in her memory.

Councilmembers were not sworn in for their new terms at the Tuesday night meeting as planned, due to the

final ballot count not being certified yet by the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder. In an announcement last week, Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano stated the final election results will be certified on Dec. 8.

Councilmembers and the incoming mayor will be sworn in at the Dec. 20 meeting.

The proposed Spaceport’s agreement with Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was discussed at the Tuesday meeting.

The Cal Poly Corporation is a nonprofit organization established in 1940 to aid the university in its educational and extracurricular missions. According to the staff report, “the contract will be executed by and administered by Cal Poly Corporation. The performing institution is the California

Polytechnic State University.”

City Council approved a new agreement with the Cal Poly Corporation in preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration Spaceport license application. In August, the Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub) presented a proposal to the City Council for connecting Cal Poly with the Paso Robles Space Innovation and Technology Park, including the completion of the FAA Spaceport License Application. The Cal Poly Dx Hub has subsequently provided a scope of services with a proposed budget not to exceed $110,171.

The agreement between the city and the Cal Poly Corporation brings the city one step closer to achieving the spaceport. With the agreement, Cal Poly will provide the capacity and

EDUCATION

expertise to develop the application.

The Cal Poly Corporation proposes providing the following: Activity: Drive the completion of the FAA Spaceport License Application, including the identification and coordination of Cal Poly and other subject-matter experts, and the management of project and technical support to that end. Deliverable: Completed FAA Spaceport License Application by Aug. 31, 2023.

Activity: Develop, map, and grow public-private sector partnerships for technology and innovation in the space, ag-tech and supporting industry ecosystems. Deliverable: Create visual framework of existing and potential space and ag-tech industry ecosystem, including the design of a webpage/site for the city

be established in downtown. In 2019, the Chamber received a $15,000 grant from Pacific Premier Bank in support of the project. In the summer of 2020, the decision to expand Bridgeworks’ footprint was made and funding was secured via grants from SLO County, City of Atascadero, Pacific Western Bank, Pacific Premier Bank, and an anonymous donor.

Maria Kelly, Owner of MMKelly Consulting LLC, and past chair of the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce board of directors, has been active in the development of Bridgeworks since January 2018 and currently serves in an oversight capacity.

The office space offers a mix of private offices, team rooms, open coworking space, dedicated desks, meeting rooms, secure and encrypted Wi-Fi, work booths, cozy lounge areas, kitchen, and fun, enlightening events that will be a magnet for the business community.

of Paso Robles used to promote and advertise the strategic plan. To be completed by Aug. 31, 2023.

Activity: Research education and work forced evelopment needs across ecosystems and stages of plan implementation. Foster effective partnerships with local educational institutions and explore the development of apprenticeship models with current and potential industry partners. Deliverable: Research framework for quantifying education and workforce development needs across relevant ecosystems, and strategy outline for meeting those needs. To be completed by Nov. 30, 2023.

The Pioneer Park sale has been continued to the Tuesday, Dec. 20, meeting, the next scheduled for the City Council.

Petition Filed to Terminate Provisionally Appointed PRJUSD Trustee

PASO ROBLES — A peti tion has been filed to terminate newly appointed Paso Robles Jointed Unified School District Trustee Kenneth Enney.

seat on Paso Robles City Coun cil. Rather than holding an elec tion, the board voted to appoint a new candidate to save the district a financial cost to hold the election. After interviews with seven candidates, Enney was approved with a 4-2 vote, with Tim Gearhart and Nathan Williams both voting no. Find more on his appointment here pasoroblespress.com/news/ education/prjusd-school-board/

redacted copy directly from the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder — does not specify the reason for the petition to terminate Enney. However, it does say that if an election is called, it will cost the district approximately $493,000.

Reports have been made that the petition to terminate Enney is due to his conserva tive beliefs. Enney, a Marine veteran and rancher, told Paso

allowed their opinions. And we should encourage people to have their own opinion,” Enney explained to Paso Robles Press “It’s when people in power start forcing their opinions on those they are in charge of ... I haven’t done that, nor do I intend to do that.”

PRJUSD Homeless and Foster Services Supervisor Carey Alvord organized the petition drive, which received around 800 signatures. For the special election to move forward, 455 signatures must be valid.

“We were just really disap pointed in the choice that they had made because we felt that it was a person with more extrem ist views than what is appropri ate for Paso Robles and our school district,” Alvord said.

If a special election is called, Enney says he intends to run for the seat.

“I don’t necessarily oppose what these people are doing. I do disagree with their moti vations,” says Enney referring to those who disagree with his beliefs.

According to Enney, he has

been asked to resign from his seat to allow for a new appoint ment and to save the district money on a special election. It was insinuated that PRJUSD Superintendent Curt Dubost suggested Enney resign.

Dubost responded to Paso Robles Press , saying “while resignation is always an option, I have not advocated for that directly nor indirectly.”

SLO County Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano told Paso Robles Press her office will complete the signature verification on Friday, Dec. 9.

CAMBRIA — Jesus Bara jasvaldovinos (33) has been sentenced to 28 years to life in state prison for his convic tion of kidnap, rape by force, and other sex crimes.

District Attorney Dan Dow announced on Thursday, Dec. 2, that Cambria resi dent Jesus Barajasvaldovinos (DOB 09/14/1989) has been sentenced to 28 years to life in state prison for his convic tion of kidnap for rape, forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, and forcible digital penetration all with the allegation that the victim was moved to a place that substantially increased the risk of harm. He is also required to register as a sex offender for life. The convic tion came after Barajasvaldovi

nos entered a plea guilty to all charges.

The crimes occurred in Cambria in the late afternoon of June 27, 2021. The survi vor was walking along the Santa Rosa Creek Trail adja cent to Highway 1 when she was accosted, pulled off of the trail into a wooded area, and assaulted.

“The unthinkable violence committed against this woman warrants the maximum prison sentence,” said District Attor

ney Dan Dow. “We applaud the remarkable courage of the survivor in reporting the crime and participating in the process that ultimately brought this sexual predator to justice.”

At the sentencing hear ing, the survivor provided a powerful written statement to the court describing the impact of the assault on her personal well-being, noting the “anxiety, paranoia, and heavy emotional trauma” caused by the crimes. The sentencing judge described the incident as one of the most depraved acts the court has seen and that a life sentence is justified.

The case was investigated by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office with the assis tance of the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Danielle Baker, who is assigned to the District Attorney’s Sexual Violence and Child Abuse Unit.

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Barajasvaldovinos was convicted for kidnapping and
Cambria Man Sentenced to 28 Years to Life
GOVERNMENT
Councilmen will be sworn into their new terms in the Tuesday, Dec. 20, meeting
Kenneth Enney and Carey Alvord speak on petition for special election
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Paso Robles City Library December Calendar

The Paso Robles City Library is a welcoming community hub where excellent informationseeking experiences ignite discovery and learning.

Friends of the Library’s ThreeDay Event

Join Friends of the Library for its annual Holiday Extravaganza and a Book Sale.

*Early Bird Sale: Thursday, Dec. 8, 10-2

Public Sale: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2-6 Friday, Dec. 9, 10-6 Saturday, Dec. 10, 10-3

*For Friends members only, but anyone can join that morning.

Paso Robles Library Book Group

Reads:

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey Thursday, Dec. 15, 6–7 p.m.

Library Conference Room

In this magical debut, a couple’s lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl, wild and secretive, on their snowy door step. But things are rarely as they appear and what they eventually learn about her will transform all of them. The title is available in various formats in the catalog. Space is limited. Registration with Paso Robles City Library card is required for each partici pant. (Group reservations cannot be processed.) For ages 16+.

Save Your Pennies in a New Felt Coin Purse

Registration Deadline: Friday, Dec. 16

Materials Pick-Up Party: Thurs day, Dec. 29 6–7 p.m., Library Conference Room

Designed by Over the River Felt of overtheriverfelt.com, this coin purse is just the right size to fit in a handbag or backpack. This class is perfect for beginning sewing enthusiasts. Combining

hand sewing and felt assem bly techniques, this simple project features a sturdy metal clasp. Space is limited. Regis tration with Paso Robles City Library card required for each participant. (Group reservations cannot be processed.) For ages 16+.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Registration Deadline: Wednes day, Dec. 21

Drop Off: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2–3 p.m.

Pick Up: Thursday, Dec. 29, 10–11 a.m.

The Library invites Stuffed Animals to a special sleepover, where they will make new friends, play games, read stories, and get into all sorts of mischief after the Library closes for the night. Space is limited. Registra tion is required for each partic ipant and one furry friend. Participants must be able to attend both drop-off and pick-up programs in the Story Hour Room.

Children’s Story Times

Mondays: Animal Tales with Miss Frances at 2:30 p.m. A story and craft appropriate for children in grades K-5.

Tuesdays: Cuentos y Crafts with Cristal at 4 p.m. Bilingual stories and craft appropriate for children in grades K-5.

Wednesdays: Preschool Story Time with Miss Melissa at 10 a.m. Stories and a craft specially selected for school readiness, ages 4-6.

Fridays: Toddler Story Time with Miss Cappy at 10 and 11 a.m. Stories, songs and a craft specially selected for early liter acy skills, ages 1-3.

The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday-Friday, 9-7 and Saturday 9-4. For more information, visit prcity.com.

CONTACT INFO

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

Atascadero Greyhound Foundation

AWARENESS - PREVENTION - INTERVENTION - EDUCATION

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

Donations: Our support comes from generous donors and sponsors. To make a difference, visit: atascaderogreyhoundfoundation.org/donate.html

Friends of the Paso Robles Library

UPCOMING EVENTS

Book Sale and Holiday Extravaganza Thursday, December 8, 2022, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Public Book Sale

CONTACT INFO

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

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Due to limited storage space and staff, we are only able to accept two boxes or two bags of materials per household per day.

Cash donations always welcome!

BOARD MEETINGS: Call 805-237-3870 for info

Cancer Support Community – California Central Coast

DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

CONTACT INFO

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

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

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

For information about making donations, adoptions, etc, visit redwingshorsesanctuary.com. For upcoming events, visit facebook.com/pg/redwingshorses/events

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

6875 Union Road Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 237-3751 redwingshorse sanctuary.org

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: info@redwingshorsesanctuary.org or (805) 237-3751.

CONTACT
Donate - Adopt - Sponsor (805) 237-3751 6875 Union Road Paso Robles, CA 93446 Donations can be made: www.redwingshorsesanctuary.org  info@ redwingshorsesanctuary.org Tuesday - Saturday 10am-3pm by Appointment Only Holiday Extravaganza & Book Sale Jewelry, Gifts, Holiday Decor, Stocking Stuffers, Children’s Gifts...and BOOKS of course! - No Sales Tax EverEarly Bird Sale - Friends Members only... BUT you can join at the door: Thursday Dec. 8, 10am - 2pm Thurs. Dec. 8, 2pm - 6pm Fri. Dec. 9, 10am - 6pm Sat. Dec. 10, 10am - 3pm OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: See you there, in the Library Conference Room! INTERESTED IN YOUR NONPROFIT BEING FEATURED? Less than $10 per week in The Paso Robles Press and The Atascadero News Call (805) 237-6060 or (805) 466-2585 PAGE A-6 • Thursday, December 8, 2022 Making Communities Better Through Print.™ atascaderonews.com • pasoroblespress.com Good News • Real News • Your Hometown News NONPROFIT
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Irene Elizabeth Smith was born in Fulton County, Arkansas, on November 24, 1921, and she died three days after her 101 birthday on November 27, 2022. She was one

of eight children, and the family migrated to the Paso Robles area in 1929.

Irene was a graduate of Templeton High School, and she married Nicholas Marquart Sr. in 1939 when she was 17 years old. Nick and Irene lived on the family ranch their entire married lives. Irene was a wonderful cook and loved to entertain. Her lemon meringue pies and olal lieberry cobblers were a favorite of everyone, and her cookie jar was always full for the grand kids, the great-grandkids, and anyone who stopped by for a

elor’s of Science Degree in Social Work, later graduating from California Coast Univer sity with his Master’s Degree in Psychology.

Evans proudly served our country in active duty in the Army, being honorably discharged in September 1982.

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cup of coffee.

She was very proud to be Queen of Pioneer Day in 2021. She was a dignified, elegant, and proper Queen, as she was her entire life. She will be deeply missed.

Irene and Nick were always active in community affairs. They were Farm Bureau members since 1939, community lead ers for Templeton 4-H Club, members of the Happy Trails RV club, and charter members of the Do Paso Square Dance Club. Irene was active in the Farm Bureau Women, Paso Robles

Evans was a dedicated family man, a Veteran of the U.S. Army, a mental health worker, a retired parole officer, a social worker, and a business owner. It can honestly be said he spent his adult life in service to everyone he knew, striving to help anyone in need at any given moment.

Women’s Club, Paso Robles Republican Women, Templeton Historical Museum, and she was a member of the Central Coast Woodcarvers Association.

Irene is predeceased by her seven brothers and sisters, her husband Nicholas, her son Nich olas Jr., her grandson Nicholas III, and her great-grandson Harri son. She is survived by her daugh ters Nancy Otto and Lucille Milani (Ray), daughter-in-law Kathy Marquart, grandchil dren Nathan Marquart (Anne), Benjamin Marquart (Amanda), Jacob Marquart (Sarah), Tom

Otto, Steven Milani (Merrill), Susan Flatt (Dan), twelve great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 11 AM Friday, December 9, 2022, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 295 Old County Road, Templeton, CA. Light luncheon to follow in the church social hall.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Templeton Historical Museum Society, P.O. Box 788, Templeton, CA 93465, or the Templeton Community Library Association, P.O. Box 292, Templeton, CA 93465.

DEATHS

JULIE CARLSON-STANHOPE age 65 a resident of Templeton passed away on 11/16/2022 In the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service

FREDERICK STABLEIN age 86 a resident of Paso Robles passed away on 11/21/2022 In the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service

JACQUELINE SOHN age 90 a resident of Morro Bay passed away on 11/23/2022

In the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service

GENE KRALLMAN age 62 a resi dent of Paso Robles passed away on 11/24/2022 In the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service

Evans Cowan, a dedi cated husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away in Atascadero, CA., on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

Family was by his side.

Evans was born in August 1950 in Pasadena, CA. He lived in many cities in the LA area, when in the 1990s, he moved to Arcata, California, where he met his wife, Joanne Smith, at Humboldt State University.

While attending Humboldt State, Evans earned a Bach

He later served in the Army National Guard as a Warrant Officer, stationed at Camp San Luis Obispo, where he served at-risk youth at Grizzly Youth Academy. When Evans was 60, he retired out of active duty and became a State Parole Agent ending his long professional career in 2011.

In 2011 he became co-owner of a counseling service in Morro Bay, All People Services. In 2020, he had the opportunity to join his son in his painting business, and together they became part ners and co-creators of Paneless Painting Company, LLC.

Bernadette (Bernie) Smith was born at Mountain View Hospital in San Luis Obispo on May 11, 1948. She passed on to be with her Lord on November 16, 2022.

Bernie grew up in Santa Margarita and graduated from Atascadero High School. She

Evans was a loyal and dedicated friend to all.

In his free time, Evans enjoyed being with family and friends, planting and working in his yard, taking photographs of beauty only he could capture, and tinkering in his garage fixing things around his home.

He was also a card-carrying member of the NRA, collecting different guns that held mean ing to him. Often he could be found on the range with family or friends target shooting. Evans was a devoted husband and very best friend to his wife, Joanne. The two of them walked

played tennis and was on the drill team in high school. After high school, she worked for the Atascadero Post Office for 25 years. She was involved in teaching and outreach at both the Santa Margarita Commu nity Church and the EV Free Church of Atascadero, which

through life in step, hand in hand, a shared and true abiding partnership. Evans fulfilled and exceeded every promise made 30 years earlier in his wedding vows. Every day this love story was to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, and most importantly, to love and to cherish. Evans cherished every day with his wife and family. He deeply loved and cared about his two children, Brandi and Jeremy, and they deeply loved him in return. He was their “Squ,” the glue that kept the family stable during turbulent times. Evans was not a man of a million sentimental words but rather a man of a million senti mental and kind gestures. Evans is and will always be so deeply loved and will forever be missed by so many. His legacy is embedded in the fabric that

is now called Cornerstone Community Church. Bernie also spent many years as a volun teer for the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial.

Bernie met her late husband, Byron, in high school, and they were married for 52 years.

Bernie is survived by her two

makes up his family. The beau tiful imprint that he has made on this world will forever be carried on and treasured by those he left behind. His wife Joanne gave him a card once, epitomizing what he meant to so many, “I am amazed by you. Every time I’m convinced the world is coming apart at the seams, there you are with your needle and thread.” And there he was.

Evans is survived by his loving wife, Joanne, and two children, Brandi and Jeremy Smith; his beautiful grandchil dren, Alexandria Maynard and Ryder Daniel James; his broth er-in-law, Joseph Brannon and a cousin, Cowan Hunter. A mili tary service will take place at the Los Osos Valley Cemetery on Los Osos Valley Road at 12 pm December 30, 2022.

You will be missed, Evans. You are so Loved!!!

sons, Aaron (spouse Melissa) and Dan (spouse Maureen), and grandchildren Garrett, Lucas, and Lauren.

A memorial service for Bernie will be held on December 10, 2022, at 2 pm at the Corner stone Community Church, 9685 Morro Rd. Atascadero

ZACHARY J. WILSON, 34, of Arroyo Grande passed away on November 20th 2022. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

OLGA STRONG age 84 a resi dent of Paso Robles passed away on 11/27/2022 In the care Blue Sky Cremation Service

RAY ESTRADA age 86 of Paso Robles, passed away on Friday November 18th, 2022

WALLACE “WALLY” COX, 93, of Arroyo Grande, passed away Nov. 27, 2022.

Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

JOANNE CARROLL, 73, of Pismo Beach, passed away Nov. 30, 2022.

Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

NANCY FELIX, 73, of Arroyo Grande, passed away Nov. 29, 2022.

Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

ARLOA MILLER, 83, of Arroyo Grande, passed away Dec. 3, 2022. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

LINDA LILLY, 79, of Nipomo, passed away Dec. 1, 2022. Arrangements are under the direction of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

ATASCADERO POLICE DEPARTMENT

NOVEMBER 29, 2022

08:49— Carey James Vasquez, 37, tran sient, was cited for FAILURE TO APPEAR

AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 223004

09:07— Christopher John Spinsley, 39, of Atascadero was cited for POSSESS SWITCHBLADE IN VEHICLE [21510(A)]; Case no. 223005

16:18— Jason Paul Flood, 51, transient, was booked for ASSAULT W/DEADLY WEAPON:NOT F/ARM [245(A)(1)]; Case no. 223008

16:18— Jason Paul Flood, 51, transient, was booked for FAILURE TO APPEAR

AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 223013

NOVEMBER 30, 2022

13:02— Samuel Frank Hammond, of Atascadero was arrested on the 9600 block of Via Cielo and booked for ASSAULT W/DEADLY WEAPON:NOT F/ ARM [245(A)(1)]; Case no. 223020

19:08— Carlos Lesther Ramirez, 43, of Atascadero was booked for INFLICT CORPORAL INJURY ON SPOUSE/ COHABITANT/DATNG RELATNSHP [273.5(A)]; Case no. 223024

DECEMBER 01, 2022

19:15— Josue Lopez, 24, of Atascadero was arrested on the 10200 block of El Camino Real and booked for THREATEN CRIME WITH INTENT TO TERRORIZE [422(A)]; Case no. 223030

DECEMBER 02, 2022

00:12— Andrea Lynn Neider, 30, of Paso Robles was arrested on the 2100 block of Park St. and cited for WARRANT:FTA VEH CODE VIOL [40515], FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 223031 00:12— Joseph John Perez, 32, of

Paso Robles was arrested on the 6200 block of Morro Rd. and cited for WARRANT:FTA VEH CODE VIOL [40515], AILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 223031

00:53— Anthony William Thomas, 20, of Atascadero was arrested on the 5900 block of El Camino Real and booked for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8], BENCH WARRANT/FAILURE TO APPEAR ON FELONY CHARGE [978.5]; Case no. 223032

21:12— Leslie Servinromero, 27, transient, was arrested on the 8300 block of El Camino Real and booked for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 223039

DECEMBER 04, 2022

19:57— Douglas Vincent Rice, 55, of Atascadero was arrested on the 6400 block of Alcantara Ave. and booked for INFLICT CORPORAL INJURY ON SPOUSE/COHABITANT/DATNG RELATN SHP [273.5(A)]; Case no. 223049

PASO ROBLES

POLICE DEPARTMENT

NOVEMBER 28, 2022

00:02— Miguel Angel Soto-Lopez, of Wasco, CA, was taken into custody on the corner of 24th St. and Black Oak Dr. for OUTSIDE WARRANT- MISDE MEANOR [O/W-M]; Case no. 223713

21:34— Daniel Torrescastillo, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the corner of Spring St. and 28th St. for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRIT TEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC]; Case no. 223724

21:14— Tyler Dwayne McKinney, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 1700 block of Creston Rd. for DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED FOR DUI [14601.2(A)VC]; Case no. 223723

19:14— Joshua Tyler Smith, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 400 block of 7th St. for INFLICTING CORPO RAL INJURY ON SPOUSE/COHABITANT [273.5(A)PC]; Case no. 223721

22:39— Ashley Denise Pearce, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 1200 block of 24th St. for POSSES

SION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNA LIA [11364(A)H&S], Bench Warrant [978.5PC]; Case no. 223725

23:14— Danny T Speth, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the corner of 24th St. and Riverside Ave. for OUTSIDE WARRANT- MISDEMEANOR [O/W-M]; Case no. 223726

NOVEMBER 29, 2022

14:30— Jared James Adams, of Atascadero was on-view arrested on the 1400 block of Creston Rd. for POSSES

SION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNA LIA [11364(A)H&S], Bench Warrant [978.5PC]; Case no. 223731

14:23— Trevor William Simmons, of Atascadero was summoned/cited on the 1400 block of Creston Rd. for Bench Warrant [978.5PC]; Case no. 223731

04:34— Joshua Ryan Brown, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 730 block of Walnut Dr. for INFLICT ING CORPORAL INJURY ON SPOUSE/ COHABITANT [273.5(A)PC]; Case no. 223727

19:29— Cord Davis Charlton, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 1200 block of Ysabel Sr. for POSSES

SION OF SPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)H&S], OUTSIDE WARRANT- MISDEMEANOR [O/W-M]; Case no. 223733

NOVEMBER 30, 2022

00:51— Alvair Riveravalera, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 2300 block of Spring St. for CONTRIB UTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A

MINOR [272(A)(1)PC]; Case no. 223735 12:29— Joshua Alfredo Cabreraguevara, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the corner of Via Promesa and Scott St. for RAPE [261(A)(2)PC], PROBA TION VIOLATION:REARREST/REVOKE [1203.2(A)]; Case no. 223740 22:27— Mariano Manuel Modesto, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the corner of 26th St. and Spring St. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCO HOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC]; Case no. 223743 23:57— Marco Mendozachavez, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the corner of 30th St. and Spring St. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCO HOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC]; Case no. 223745

01, 2022

DECEMBER

01:32— Kody Cotta Santos, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 180 block of Niblick Rd. for POSSESS NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11350(A)H&S], WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC]; Case no. 223746

22:30— Janet Rodriguez, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 180 block if Niblick Rd. for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/ DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC]; Case no. 223744

09:54— Christopher Leigh Montgom ery, of Visalia, CA, was on-view arrested on the 1000 block of Niblick Rd. for OUTSIDE WARRANT- MISDEMEANOR [O/W-M]; Case no. 223748 15:17— Eutimio Anguiano Echevarria, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 2400 block of Beachwood Dr. for INFLICTING CORPORAL INJURY ON

SPOUSE/COHABITANT [273.5(A)PC] 20:55— Troy Austin Massey, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the corner of 13th St. and Railroad St. for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC]; Case no. 223751 21:33— Erik Arthur Brown, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 98 block of Niblick Rd. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B) VC]; Case no. 223752

DECEMBER 02, 2022 03:36— Alberto Leonmaldonado, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the corner of 7th St. and Spring St. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCO HOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC]; Case no. 223754 20:22— Efren Sotoacuna, of Santa Margarita was on-view arrested on the corner of S. River Rd. and Creston Rd. for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCO HOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC]; Case no. 223763

DECEMBER 03, 2022

00:20— Austin Lyle Cook, of Atascadero was on-view arrested in the Ross Park ing Lot for POSSESSION OF UNLAW FUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S], UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A)H&S]; Case no. 223764

16:14— Cord Davis Charlton, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 1200 block of 24th St. for being UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A)H&S]; Case no. 223767

19:35— Walter Darrell Rouse, transient, was taken into custody on the 1300 block of 24th St. for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO

APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC]; Case no. 223770

14:37— Nicolas Stephen Gaddis, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 1100 block of Creston Rd. for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F) PC], WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRIT TEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC]; Case no. 223766

22:53— Erick Vergaramonroy, of San Miguel was summoned/cited on the corner of 13th St. and Riverside Ave. for DRIVING WITHOUT A LICENSE [12500(A)VC]; Case no. 223771

DECEMBER 04, 2022

00:49— Michel Edward Contreras, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 140 block of Niblick Rd. for Bench Warrant [978.5PC]; Case no. 223772

01:48— Armando IV Casillas, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the corner of Red River Rd. and Golden Hill Rd. for EVADE PEACE OFFICER WITH WANTON DISREGARD FOR SAFETY [2800.2(A)], DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED FOR DUI [14601.2(A)VC]; Case no. 223774

19:36— Elijah Daniel Kulinski, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the corner of Spring St. and 15th St. for POSSESSION OF SPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A) H&S], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S], Bench Warrant [978.5PC]; Case no. 223779

22:04— Esmeralda Cisnerosmoreno, of Salinas, CA, was on-view arrested on the 180 block of Niblick Rd. for TRESPASS [602PC]; Case no. 223782

23:49— Celestino Floresmorales, of Paso Robles was on-view arrested on the 1000 block of 20th St. for DRIVING

UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08

PERCENT [23152(B)VC]; Case no. 223783

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Enjoying the Holidays With Our Community

seeing one another, catching up with old friends and colleagues, taking the time to be present and slow down long enough to make memories while enjoying the coldest time of the year.

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oday, Dec. 8, my love and best friend was born, and we could not be more blessed than to have Nic at the helm of our home and company. Thank you, Nic, for all that you do for our family, our team, and our company. Happiest of Birth days to you!

We are beyond excited to welcome back all of our old-time favorite holiday events that have been dormant for the last two years. Living in a small town such as ours, we love and cherish our commu nity events. Getting out and

Even with all the rain last weekend, we still ventured out to and enjoyed the annual Atascadero Tree Light ing ceremony and the Paso Robles Light Parade. We are grateful for a community who believes in keeping the magic alive by pulling us all close so that we are all welcome; even if we have a small, large, or no family, we are all welcome.

During this time of year, we take time to recognize Winter Solstice and celebrate the changing seasons.

Winter Solstice, the short est day and longest night of the year, reminds us of how important it is to give and share love. Since ancient times, people all over the world have

recognized this important astronomical occurrence and celebrated the subsequent “return” of the Sun in a variety of different ways. In addition, old solstice traditions have influenced the holidays we celebrate now, such as Christ mas and Hanukkah.

This year, Winter Solstice falls on Wednesday, Dec. 21, and in the northern hemi sphere, the date marks the 24 hours with the fewest daylight hours of the year.

Winter Solstice is consid ered a turning point in the year in many cultures. The day is held sacred and celebrates the new solar year’s birth, also known as Yuletide.

Yuletide refers to the time around the Christmas season, traditionally recognized from Dec. 21 until Jan. 1, and dates back centuries. Though Yule tide’s rituals have changed dramatically over the years,

some Yuletide traditions remain and have contributed to modern-day celebrations of the festive season.

Decorating an evergreen tree was a common Yuletide custom in ancient times, as was giving gifts to friends and loved ones. The Yule Log is another centuries-old tradi tion meant to symbolize the passing of an old year into a new one, with the promise of hope and happiness. The oak log is usually decorated with evergreen branches, sprigs of holly, bare birch branches, and trailing ivy vines. A more deli cious alternative is the classic French Bûche de Noël, a deca dent chocolate cake baked in the shape of a Yule Log and shared with family and friends at a Yuletide gathering.

Our boys are now ten and eight and absolutely love the holidays as most kids do; however, we have started

several holiday traditions to focus on the memories, family, and the time we all have together.

Nic and the boys make Ginger Bead Houses from scratch, and this year, they made over 15 “tiny houses” and brought them in to share with our team.

Traditions such as these are the fabric of our family and have been created with the intention of being able to pass on for generations to come. As a child, I did not have many traditions to carry on, so it was essential to be able to create that for our kids.

We are grateful to all of you for keeping the spirit alive and reading and supporting The Atascadero News and The Paso Robles Press. We love our community and are dedicated to bringing you the local news you can trust and rely on. We employ an incredible team

of people who believe in our mission and our community. So when you support us and our publications, you have a team of 15+ individuals that you are supporting as well. As we set out to “Make Commu nities Better Through Print,™ we also set our goals to offer a company that can allow people to grow and flourish, and today we are proud to know that we are doing just that. We still have work left to do and so much room to grow, and we look forward to doing that here in the North County and up and down the Central Coast.

As 2022 comes to an end, and we embrace the holidays with our friends and loved ones, we set our sights on the upcoming year and hope for good health, prosper ity, and happiness for all our family, friends, colleagues, and community.

A Costly Battle at Paso Robles JUSD? Is it worth it?

A s you pay your property taxes this week, think about how many of your payments would add up to $493,000. Your answer may be “around 80 years” worth of writing checks from your bank account — money you worked hard to make. Most of those funds go to support your local school district.

That amount, $493,000, is the projected cost to Paso Robles Joint Unified School District for a special elec

tion in March to remove provisional two-year Trustee Kenney Enney. What? And what is Kenney Enney’s crime to warrant such an expenditure and hours of staff and extra work for the district? He is a Marine, a local rancher and a conser vative. That must be it ... a conservative. Heaven forbid someone with traditional common-sense values be allowed to weigh in on what’s taught and promoted in our schools. Evidently, only the self-righteous ‘woke’ Diver sity, Equity, Inclusion crowd is allowed to be on a school board.

Just in terms of numbers, this petition for special elec tion makes no sense. In the recent general election, Paso Robles tallied 18,000 voters participating in the national

and state Nov. 8 election, which included the school board election. What will that number be in a single-is sue special election in March? Probably about half of the 18,000 will go to the trouble to vote, resulting in one-fourth of the Paso population voting on one man who will serve for less than two years as an appointed school board Trustee, at a cost to the district of a half million dollars.

Meanwhile, think of the programs that this amount of money could offer our students. Due to the Covid shutdown, most students are approximately 1.5 years behind in their academic levels of competence. $493,000 could fund several years of 6-week remedial summer school, or fund band instru ments and an instructor for

every interested fourth grader for four years. The list is long for projects and programs in a district with depleted enroll ment and never enough funds. Are these activists demand ing the special election truly thinking of the good of the students, or are they more interested in locally promot ing the radical woke agenda originating from the Bay area, Sacramento and academia elites?

Your school board is the only place of protection from those social engineering experiments being required statewide by the California Department of Education. Sadly, your public-school students are now laboratory rats in the study and promo tion of early sexualization, gay grooming, normalization of gender-change and a host

of other confusing options. That’s really what this peti tion is about. An agenda. A very scary agenda.

If you find this troubling, you may voice your opinion against this petition as resi dents within the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District. You can sign the “Petition to stop the costly special elec tion,” online at: ipetitions.com/petition/ stop-the-costly-special-elec tion

Meanwhile, in Atascadero, a similar provisional Trustee appointment was made by the AUSD Board in Octo ber, selecting activist and DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Specialist who relocated here recently from Santa Barbara, Mr. Michael Pennon. Many in the community considered the special election petition

to remove Pennon from the Board, as he so misrepresented the values of our community of families. However, after it was learned of the potential cost to the AUSD District of the special election, the parents decided that diverting much needed student funds for a Board battle would do more harm to the students than help.

On the bright side, on Nov. 8, Atascadero’s parents did express their disap proval through their votes to remove the two AUSD Board incumbents, Shoemaker and Gunther. The battle wages on.

Connie Pillsbury is an inde pendent opinion columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at conniepillsbury22@gmail. com.

Suggestions for a Happier Holiday Season

This year, we have been dealing with many things happening all at once, the coronavirus, economic uncer tainty and millions being unemployed, and political polarization and chaos. As if that is not enough, this time of year, we are faced with Seasonal Affective Disor der, a result of fewer hours of sunlight and cooler days.

Considering all of the above, there are actions and approaches to these chal lenges that can result in more comfortable and satisfying lives.

1. A healthy lifestyle. It goes without saying that feeling good goes hand in hand with being happy. This includes the obvious, a healthy diet, sufficient sleep, and daily exercise. Spending at least fifteen minutes a day outdoors will provide needed vitamin D. Don’t smoke and don’t drink excessively.

The daily exercise could include gardening, house work, hiking, or walking. I ride my bicycle daily, spend ing 45 to 60 minutes each day, rain or shine.

2. Do something every day that gives you pleasure.

Examples are spending time with friends, reading, gardening, cooking, or hiking, or walking. For me, I enjoy photography, writing, being on the computer, helping others with computer proj ects, or constructing elec tronic projects.

I am personally passionate

about classical music, and I love the programming on KUSC, which I listen to every day, even when bicycling.

3. Interactions with others. Please be sensitive to the fact many people are stressed out because of unemployment and fears of being infected by the coronavirus. Additionally, many school children sorely miss attending school and are very upset about not being able to be with teachers and friends in a regular classroom.

Try to be especially under standing and compassion ate towards others who may be depressed, stressed, or anxious.

4. Social interactions. This has become more challenging in this day of social isolation and distancing. However, you can still be with others if you are creative, wear a mask, and practice social distancing. Being with family and friends meets important social needs,

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and social media comments published do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of The Atascadero News, The Paso Robles Press or any of our affiliates.

The authors opinions are based upon information they consider reliable, but neither The Atascadero News or The Paso Robles Press nor its affiliates, nor the companies with which such participants are affiliated, warrant its completeness or accuracy, and it should be relied upon as such.

giving one a sense of being connected, which is essential for good psychological health.

5. Volunteering and being helpful to others. This accomplishes both a sense of being useful and produc tive. This may include volun teering, such as driving for Senior Nutrition, cooking, or running errands for those who are housebound. Other options might include help ing others with their comput ers.

When regular schooling returns, mentoring students is both appreciated and reward ing.

6. Holiday activities and commitments. The holi day season can bring about a myriad of activities and obligations. It is prudent to prioritize one’s activities and obligations to not overload or overextend yourself.

Also, note that both family and friends’ overly high

expectations and unrealistic wishes can result in disillu sionment and unhappiness. Also the memory of the pass ing of a family member can be especially painful at the holidays.

7. Self-actualization. This means being yourself, trust ing your own values and priorities, instincts, and intu itions.

It means allowing your self to embrace whatever emotions you are feeling, whether these are feelings or anxiety or depression.

Some individuals are afraid of looking at their own feel ings, fearful that they will lose control.

It may be seen as count er-intuitive, but I believe that just the opposite is true, and that the more you are in touch with yourself, the more you will actually be in control.

Sharing your feelings with those you trust can be reas

suring and validating.

8. Gratitude, an apprecia tion for the blessings in life. Even in today’s world of uncertainty and chaos, there is much to be grateful for. We are blessed with being in a great location, great weather, family, and friends.

Also, remember that the winter season of cold and darkness will morph into great weather most of the year. As unending as it may seem, we will win the coro navirus battle, and there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. As a country, we are strong and will survive the current political chaos.

My hope is you found this article helpful and that at least some of the activities, approaches, and attitudes listed above will be of value to you.

Your comments or reactions are welcomed.

Deadline is every Friday for possible placement in Thursday’s paper depending on space available. Letters can be up to 300 words. We do not publish anonymous letters, and we reserve the right to edit for clarity and style. Limit one per month. Email: editor@13starsmedia.com

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THE FOLLOWING PER SON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: FLYING BLUE IMPORTS, 6465 VON DOL LEN ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

THIS BUSINESS IS CON DUCTED BY: A CORPORA TION: CASTORO CELLARS, 6465 VON DOLLEN ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451

If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Orga nization

CA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)

/S/ CASTORO CELLARS, NIELS UDSEN, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 11/02/2022

TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 10/26/2022

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 11/02/2027

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20222615 THE FOLLOWING PER SON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSI NESS AS: MAUK PRODUC

TIONS, 9600 SANTA LUCIA ROAD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

THIS BUSINESS IS CON DUCTED BY: AN INDI VIDUAL: JARON MAUK, 9600 SANTA LUCIA RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Orga nization

I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ JARON MAUK This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 11/14/2022

TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 11/14/2027 PUB: 11/17, 11/24, 12/01, 12/08/2022 LEGAL CM 703

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20222505

THE FOLLOWING PER SON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: DB CONSULT ING, 5255 CABRILLO AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CON DUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDU AL: DREW P BENTZ, 5255 CABRILLO AVE, ATASCADE RO, CA 93422

If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Orga nization

I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)

/S/ DREW P BENTZ

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 10/28/2022

TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 10/01/2022

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 10/28/2027 PUB: 11/17, 11/24, 12/01, 12/08/2022 LEGAL CM 705

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

File No 20222483

THE FOLLOWING PER SON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSI NESS AS: CERAMIC COATED, 2104 VANDERLIP CT #B, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CON DUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDU

AL: RAFAEL MELGOZA JR, 2104 VANDERLIP CT #B, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446

If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Orga nization

I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ RAFAEL MELGOZA JR

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 10/25/2022

TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 10/25/2022

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 10/25/2027 PUB: 11/17, 11/24, 12/01, 12/08/2022

LEGAL CM 708

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

File No 20222607 THE FOLLOWING PER SON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSI NESS AS: BEYOND SPEECH THERAPY, 6965 SAN LUIS AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

THIS BUSINESS IS CON DUCTED BY: A CORPORA TION: BEYOND SPEECH THERAPY, INC., 6965 SAN LUIS AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422

If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Orga nization

CALIFORNIA

I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ BEYOND SPEECH THERA PY, INC, APRIL NOLAN, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 11/10/2022

TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/25/2022

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By ABAUTISTA, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 11/10/2027 PUB: 11/24, 12/01, 12/08, 12/15/2022 LEGAL CM 706

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20222519

THE FOLLOWING PER SON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SEMPER ELECTRIC, 6825 ESTRELLA RD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CON DUCTED BY: A CORPORA

TION: SEMPER CONSTRUC TION INC, 6825 ESTRELLA RD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451

If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Orga nization

CA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)

/S/ SEMPER CONSTRUC TION INC, GINA L STONE, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 10/31/2022

TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 06/01/2017

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

ELAINA CANO, County Clerk

By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 10/31/2027

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20222620

THE FOLLOWING PER SON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSI NESS AS: ILLUME ORGAN ICS, 6475 SANTA YNEZ AVE, ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

THIS BUSINESS IS CON DUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDU AL: HANNAH ROSE BELL, 6475 SANTA YNEZ AVE, ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA 93422

If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Orga nization

I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)

/S/ HANNAH BELL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 11/15/2022

TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By ABAUTISTA, Deputy

New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 11/15/2027

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20222635

THE FOLLOWING PER SON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSI NESS AS: IAT HOSPITALITY LLC, 2138 SPRING ST STE A, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

THIS BUSINESS IS CON DUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIA BILTIY COMPANY: IAT HOS PITALITY LLC, 2138 SPRING ST STE A, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446

If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Orga nization

CALIFORNIA

I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)

/S/ IAT HOSPITALITY LLC, GUADALUPE TORRES CAM POS, CEO

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 11/16/2022

TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 11/01/2022

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 11/16/2027

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LEGAL CM 709

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20222599 THE FOLLOWING PER SON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSI NESS AS: LUOGO, 2260 VAL LEY OAKS LANE, ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CON DUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: GREG LINN WINES LLC, 2260 VALLEY OAKS LN., ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420

If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Orga nization

CALIFORNIA

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PUBLIC NOTICE APN: 049-048-053 TS No: CA07000958-22-1 TO No: 2177374CAD NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE (The above statement is made pursu ant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d) (2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED April 26, 2019.

UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROP ERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEED INGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAW YER. On January 6, 2023 at 09:00 AM, Breezeway facing Santa Rosa Street, County of San Luis Obispo General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appoint ed Trustee, under and pur suant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on April 30, 2019 as Instru ment No. 2019015473, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, executed by VANESSA BAR RIOS, A SINGLE WOMAN AND BENJAMIN CARL, A SINGLE MAN, AS JOINT TEN ANTS, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, as nominee for LAND HOME FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The prop erty heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1182 GALERIA CIRCLE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422

The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without cov enant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbranc es, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trust ee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is es timated to be $474,117.59 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, ac crued interest and advances will increase this figure pri or to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all

or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or en dorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the suc cessful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the suc cessful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are en couraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the Cal ifornia Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale post ponements be made avail able to you and to the pub lic, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applica ble, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auc tion.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Website ad dress www.Auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0700095822-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Website. The best way to verify post

ponement information is to attend the scheduled sale.

Notice to Tenant NOTICE TO TENANT FOR FORECLO SURES AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021 You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code.

If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auc tion. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call 800.280.2832, or visit this internet website www.

Auction.com, using the file number assigned to this case CA07000958-22-1 to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the ad dress of the trustee. Second, you must send a written no tice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days af ter the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. Date: November 28, 2022 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA0700095822-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-252-8300 TDD: 866660-4288 By: Loan Que ma, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFOR MATION PLEASE CALL: Auc tion.com at 800.280.2832 NPP0418636 To: ATASCADERO NEWS 12/08/2022, 12/15/2022, 12/22/2022 LEGAL CM 727

PUBLIC NOTICE

APN: 009-784-023 TS No: CA05000631-19-3 TO No: 200066346-CA-VOI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED December 5, 2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PRO CEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On February 7, 2023 at 11:00 AM, In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on December 14,

2006 as Instrument No. 2006088164, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, executed by DORIS OLMSTED, A WID OW, as Trustor(s), in favor of FINANCIAL FREEDOM SENIOR FUNDING CORPO RATION, A SUBSIDIARY OF INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: SEE EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF EX HIBIT “A” LOT 94 OF TRACT NO. 1632-4, IN THE CITY OF PASO ROBLES, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP RECORDED DE CEMBER 29, 1996 IN BOOK 17, PAGE 69 OF MAPS. The property heretofore de scribed is being sold “as is”. The street address and oth er common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purport ed to be: 1037 PIONEER TRAIL RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liabil ity for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without cov enant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbranc es, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trust ee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is es timated to be $393,845.90 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, ac crued interest and advances will increase this figure pri or to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or en dorsee as a matter of right.

The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the suc cessful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the suc cessful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this

property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are en couraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursu ant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code.

The law requires that in formation about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Nationwide Posting & Pub lication at 916.939.0772 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Website www. nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0500063119-3. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Website.

The best way to verify post ponement information is to attend the scheduled sale.

Notice to Tenant NOTICE TO TENANT FOR FORECLO SURES AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021 You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code.

If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auc tion. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call 916.939.0772, or visit this internet website www.nationwideposting. com, using the file num ber assigned to this case CA05000631-19-3 to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the ad dress of the trustee. Second,

you must send a written no tice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days af ter the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. Date: November 28, 2022 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA0500063119-3 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-252-8300 TDD: 866660-4288 By: Amy Lemus, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OB TAINED ONLINE AT www. nationwideposting.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES IN FORMATION PLEASE CALL: Nationwide Posting & Pub lication AT 916.939.0772 NPP0418688 To: PASO RO BLES PRESS 12/08/2022, 12/15/2022, 12/22/2022 LEGAL CM 728

PASO ROBLES, CA 93446

PUBLIC NOTICE

TS No: CA08000596-22-1 APN: 015-201-045 TO No: 220324759-CA-VOI NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE (The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED January 9, 2008. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PRO CEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM, In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on January 25, 2008 as Instrument No. 2008003940, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, executed by SHARON F. ANDERSON, A MARRIED WOMAN, AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELEC TRONIC REGISTRATION SYS TEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, as nominee for RESOURCE LENDERS, INC., CFL #607 2286 as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describ ing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST

The property heretofore de scribed is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property de scribed above is purported to be: 3530 BRANCH ROAD,

The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without cov enant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbranc es, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trust ee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is es timated to be $400,320.22 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, ac crued interest and advances will increase this figure pri or to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or en dorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the suc cessful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the suc cessful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are en couraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale

date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursu ant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that in formation about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Nationwide Posting & Pub lication at 916.939.0772 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Website www. nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA0800059622-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Website.

The best way to verify post ponement information is to attend the scheduled sale.

Notice to Tenant NOTICE TO TENANT FOR FORECLO SURES AFTER JANUARY 1, 2021 You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code.

If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auc tion. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call 916.939.0772, or visit this internet website www.nationwideposting. com, using the file num ber assigned to this case CA08000596-22-1 to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the ad dress of the trustee. Second, you must send a written no tice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days af ter the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. Date: December 1, 2022 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA0800059622-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone: 949-252-8300 TDD: 866660-4288 By: Amy Lemus, Authorized Signatory SALE

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (U.C.C. 6101 et seq. and B & P 24073 et seq.) Escrow No. P-561579

Notice is hereby given that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic bever age license is about to be made. The names and ad dresses of the Seller/Licens ee are: GOLDEN HORIZON GASCO INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 195 NIB LICK ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446

The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller is: NONE As listed by the Seller/ Licensee, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller/Licensee with in three (3) years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer/ Transferee are: NONE

The names and addresses of the Buyer/Transferee are: ARRANAGA OIL INC, A CAL IFORNIA CORPORATION, 24928 HEARTH CT, VALEN CIA, CA 91354

The business is known as: ARCO AM/PM

The assets to be sold are described in general as: ALL OF THE STOCK IN TRADE, MERCHANDISE, SUPPLIES, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT, GOODWILL AND TRADE and are located at: ARCO AM/ PM, 195 NIBLICK ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446

The kind of license to be transferred is: 20-OFF-SALE BEER AND WINE, now issued for the premises located at: ARCO AM/PM, 195 NIBLICK ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446

The anticipated date of the sale/transfer is: 12/30/22 OR UPON ISSUANCE OF THE FINAL ALCOHOLIC BEV ERAGE CONTROL LICENSE, WHICHEVER IS LATER at the office of: PLACER TITLE COMPANY, @ 9100 MING AVENUE, SUITE 201 BA KERSFIELD, CA 93311.

If so subject, the name and address of the person with who claims may be filed is: 9100 MING AVENUE, SUITE 201 BAKERSFIELD, CA 93311 and the last date for filing claims shall be on or before the issuance of the final Alcoholic Beverage Control license.

The amount of the purchase price or consideration in connection with the trans fers of the license and busi ness, including the estimat ed inventory, is in the sum of $1,800,000.00, which consists of the following: Description/Amount CASH $700,000.00; PROMISSO RY NOTES $1,100,000.00

It has been agreed be tween the Seller/Licensee and the intended Buyer/ Transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions Code, that the consideration for the transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Depart ment of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

SELLER/LICENSEE: GOLDEN HORIZON GASCO INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORA TION

BUYER/TRANSFEREE: AR RANAGA OIL INC, A CALI FORNIA CORPORATION 1314245-PP PASO ROBLES PRESS 12/8/22

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WORSHIP DIRECTORY

ATASCADERO GOSPEL CHAPEL

8205 Curbaril Ave. (corner of Curbaril & Atascadero Ave.): Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Ted Mort, Pastor. (805) 466-0175. atascaderogospelchapel.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER-LCMS

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

PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC

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

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

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

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

ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

How about that rain? Nice to have it for a change. It may have dampened a few events, but not the spirit of the season.

We are setting up the Coats for Kids and Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles “Day of Giving” distributions on Saturday, Dec. 10. We have wonderful help lined up, and I can’t thank our volun teers enough for giving their time.

Don’t miss Santa’s Pop-Up Reindeer Farm at the Charles Paddock Zoo on Dec. 9-11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santa is sending two of his Reindeer to the visit Charles Paddock Zoo before they return for duty on Christmas Eve.

Atascadero’s popular Winter Wonderland takes place on the evening of Dec. 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the downtown area. You won’t want to miss the chance to make a snowball!

Snacks for the Season

Last week the recipes focused on little appetizers like cheese spread and spicy pecans. This week we’ll continue that theme, working toward a celebration for New Year’s Eve. This first recipe would also make a special host ess gift.

Marinated Olives

Ingredients:

2 cups large stuffed olives, (your choice of “stuffing”), drained 1cup pitted kalamata olives, drained

• 1 cup pitted medium ripe olives, drained

• ¼ cup olive or vegetable oil

• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme

2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 2 teaspoons minced rosemary or ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

• 4 garlic cloves, slivered

• Pepper to taste

Directions: Place olives in a bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over olives and stir. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 days before serving, stirring several times each day. Olives may be refrigerated

for 2 weeks. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4 cups.

Why not bring back Fondue with this next recipe. Serve it with small breadsticks, cut-up fresh vegetables, or cubes of meat or sourdough bread.

Havarti and Cheddar Fondue

Ingredients:

• 1 ½ cups shredded Havarti cheese (6 ounces)

1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

• ½ cup chicken broth

• 1/3 cup milk

• ½ cup sliced sun-dried toma toes in oil, drained

4 medium green onions, sliced (¼ cup)

Directions: Place cheeses and flour in a resealable plastic food-storage bag. Shake until cheese is coated with flour. Heat broth and milk in fondue pot just to a simmer over warm/simmer setting. Add cheese mixture about 1 cup at a time, stir ring with wire whisk until melted. Cook over warm/simmer setting, constantly stirring, until slightly thickened. Stir in tomatoes and onions. Keep warm over warm/ simmer setting. Serve with your

Spur Of The Moment

One of my favorite activ ities prior to the China pandemic was attend ing bit and spur shows but in the aftermath, the number and quality of the shows have with ered. Organizers have strug gled with ways to attract more attendees and younger folks to the hobby.

One show had an appraising panel like Antiques Roadshow, where a person could bring in grandpa’s old horse gear and have a panel of experts appraise it. Only one person offered up his ‘antique’ bit he’d bought at a previous show, but the experts all agreed it was made in China. One show staged a revival of the gunfight at the OK Corral between members of the Cowboy Action Shooting Society, but this idea went over like a crying baby at a wedding, only louder. At a seminar at one show, a professor jabbered about building a horse barn using feng shui. Whatever that is. Half the crowd lapsed into a coma.

The most interesting activ ity happened one year in the aisles of a cowboy show only the “panel discussion” wasn’t listed in the program. The participants included my friend Chuck, a fabulous bit and spur maker in the vaquero tradi tion; a savvy bit and spur trader from Texas named Larry who argued convincingly that Texas cowboy gear was far superior; and a snowbird rancher from Wyoming who came to Cali fornia to escape the winters. He represented the third style of bit and spur making: the plains style.

Their argument filled the barn to standing room only and I anticipated the arrival of a SWAT team when their little discussion turned into a fullscale riot.

“You and your pretty gut hooks and cowboy bootjacks (spurs) wouldn’t last 30 minutes in Texas,” argued Larry. “If you wear your fancy vaquero rib wrenches with all their delicate silver work in the Texas brush country the horse your riding is gonna turn around and laugh its butt off at you.” He held up a pair of plain but well-made spurs from Texas and said, “Now, this is a real pair of irons.”

“You gotta be kidding,” said

Chuck. “Your grappling irons look like they were made out of two old metal files.” Chuck took one spur from Larry and filed some metal off the edge of a nearby table. “As far as I’m concerned, you ruined two perfectly good files.”

The rancher from Wyoming listened intently but said nary a word.

“And what are these two jinglebob thingies hanging from the shank?” asked Larry. “They’re as useless as pockets on the back of a shirt. They’re like putting a hat on a horse.”

“That just shows how little you Texans know about diggin irons and horses in general,” said Chuck. “Instead of just jabbing your shanks into a horse, all a vaquero has to do is shake his foot to communicate with the horse. Jinglebobs also help a horse to settle into an almost musical rhythm where a good horse and skilled rider are in perfect harmony. But I guess that’s two things you ain’t got in Texas: skilled horsemen and good horses.”

Finally, the Wyoming rancher woke from his nap. “Chuck, I’m sorry but I’m gonna have to agree with Larry. Those jingle bobs and downward sloping shanks can get you killed two

Forgive and Be Free

choice of “dippers.” Makes 20 servings

Slow Cooker Snack Mix

Ingredients: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

• 2 tablespoons curry powder

• 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

• 1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons ground cumin

½ teaspoon salt

5 cups rice squares cereal

• 5 cups corn squares cereal

• 1 cup tiny pretzels

• 1/3 cup lightly salted peanuts

Directions: Pour butter into slow cooker. Stir in curry, soy sauce, sugar, paprika, cumin and salt. Stir in cereal, pretzels and peanuts. Cook, uncovered, on high 45 minutes, stirring often to avoid sugar scorching. Reduce slow cooker to low and cook, uncovered, 3 to 4 hours longer, stirring often. Let cool and transfer to large serving bowl. Store in airtight container. Makes 20 servings

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

ways. First, the jinglebobs can get caught in your rowels lock ing them up so they don’t turn and when you get them stuck in the mohair of your cinch you’re in for a wreck if the horse happens to fall over backwards or you got bucked off. That’s bad enough but those huge rowels and two chains you prunies got hanging from your spurs almost got me killed when I walked across my wife’s new $20,000 wood floor she was so proud of. The big rowels with downward sloping shanks put a big dimple in the floor with each step. And the chains scratched the floor so bad it looked like someone had disked the floor with a plow. It took me three weeks of sanding to erase the deep furrows they made. Sorry, Chuck, your spurs sure are pretty but they almost caused a divorce in my family.”

The bit and spur show did a land office business the next year as spectators waited anxiously for round two of the big fight but by then two of the participants were deader than the market for counterfeit Chinese spurs.

Lee Pitts is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email him at leepitts@leepittsbooks.com.

Forgiveness is a spiri tual practice that has the power to transform our lives. It is the act of letting go of anger, resentment, and bitterness towards someone who has wronged us and choos ing instead to extend compas sion and understanding.

At its core, forgiveness is about letting go of the past and moving forward with a clear mind and an open heart. It is not about condoning the actions of the person who hurt us or forgetting what happened. Instead, it is about releasing the hurt’s hold on us and allowing ourselves to heal and grow.

For many of us, accepting the idea of forgiveness can be challenging. We may feel we are justified in our anger and that forgiving someone means giving them a free pass for their behavior. But in reality, forgive ness is not about absolving the other person of responsibility for their actions. Instead, it is about freeing ourselves from the negative emotions that can weigh us down and prevent us from moving forward in our lives.

Forgiveness also has the power to improve our mental and physical health. For exam ple, holding on to anger and resentment can lead to various adverse health effects, includ ing increased stress, anxiety, and depression. By contrast, forgive ness has been shown to posi tively impact our well-being, reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression and improving overall psychological health.

Furthermore, forgiveness can also strengthen our relation ships. When we forgive some one, we are able to let go of the resentment and hurt that may have been standing in the way of a healthy relationship. This can open up new possibilities for communication and connec tion, allowing us to rebuild trust and move forward together.

Of course, forgiveness is not always easy. It can take time, effort, and a willingness to let go of our ego and our need to be right. The benefits of forgive ness are well worth the journey. A wise person once asked, “Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?” I’ll take happiness, please. By releas ing ourselves from the burden of anger and resentment, we open ourselves up to greater peace, joy, and well-being.

Forgiveness is a decision you make for yourself and your well-being. There is no set

formula on when to forgive — it can occur whenever you are ready to do so. As the winter season quickly approaches and the year begins to close, I take time to consider opportunities for forgiveness to have a clean slate for the new year. With a clean slate, I feel supercharged and ready to propel into the new year with laser focus and intention to powerfully create the best year ever.

In conclusion, forgiveness is a spiritual practice that has the power to transform our lives. It allows us to let go of the past, improve our mental and phys ical health, and strengthen our relationships. It may not be easy, but the rewards of forgiveness are well worth the effort.

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 revelizabeth@awakeningways.org.

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Greyhounds to Play for State Football Championship at Home

piano keys have to be lined up, other wise the harmony doesn’t come out of it. It has been a really great defensive effort the last month.”

While the defense might operate without typical “star power,” there are still players at each level of the defense who has played incredibly well during the playoff run, starting with senior defensive back Jarom Damery.

opponent’s offenses with his nonstop motor and affinity for blasting oppos ing players just under their chin. Real also works as a change-of-pace running back for the Greyhounds and recorded 78 yards on only seven carries in the game against Colusa.

Girls Soccer 12/9-10 | TBA | Cats and Hounds (V) 12/13 | 4:15/6 pm | Morro Bay (JV/V)

Boys Soccer 12/9-10 | TBA | Garces Tourney (JV/V) 12/10 | TBA | Lompoc Tourney (JV) 12/13 | 4:15/6 pm | Lompoc (JV/V)

Boys Basketball 12/8-10 | TBA | Stevenson Tourney (V) 12/8-10 | 2:15 pm | St.

ATASCADERO — This Saturday at 6 p.m., the Atascadero Greyhounds will host San Gabriel High School in the 6-A State Championship game after defeating Colusa last Saturday 21-0 in a soggy, slobberknocker of a game.

Atascadero was able to grab an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to a Trey Cooks touchdown run and that is all the defense would require as the Greyhounds posted their second shut out of this impressive four-game play off run.

“It has really been a community effort,” Atascadero head coach Vic Cooper said of his defense. “The defense has been phenomenal; in four playoff games they have only given up 21 points, including two shut outs. They have really started to come together as a unit and it’s because it’s not star-driven, it’s definitely — Coach Derose actually talks about how all the

In the three games leading up to the win over Colusa in the North ern Regional, Damery had recorded 19 total tackles and had his finger prints all over Atascadero’s win over Dos Palos in the CIF Central Section semifinal, recording two interceptions. Damery followed up that performance with two blocked field goals, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in the CIF Central Section championship game, a 27-13 victory over Pioneer Valley.

Joining Damery in the defensive secondary are two more ballhawks in Jack Hathaway, who leads the team in pass breakups, and Mason Degnan, who recorded a big interception in the CIF Central Section title game and is second on the team in tackles.

In the middle of the Greyhounds’ defense lurks the main signal caller and season’s leading tackler in senior linebacker Diego Real. While a bit undersized, Real wreaks havoc on

Greyhounds defensive coordinator Sam Derose talked about his defensive players fitting into their spots like keys in a piano and that is most apparent with the defensive line that is six deep and has neutralized every running game they have faced so far. Celtin Vert, Anthony Tejeda, Jaiden Ramirez, Jackson Cooper, Isaac Contreras, and Cole Loney have been essential and it is their versatility that gives offenses nightmares, according to DeRose.

The San Gabriel Matadors will pres ent the toughest test this Greyhound team has faced in the playoffs so far, bringing with them an offense that has scored more than 500 points this season.

With a high-powered offense coming into Memorial Stadium on Saturday night, Atascadero will also need their running game firing on all cylinders to give their defense a rest when they can. The backfield brother combo of Trey and Kane Cooks ran through the Ocean League and has only become stronger as the season has progressed. While neither of the

brothers came into the season expect ing to end up in the state champion ship game, they both have their eyes set on making history.

“I have had many family members play at Atascadero High School, many of whom played together like me and my brother. All of my family were great athletes and hold many of the records at our school, but as far as I know, we are the first Cooks to win CIF. I think that this has shown me that I can go far like many of them did, and play at the next level,” Trey told the Atascadero News/Paso Robles Press.

“ It is amazing to be the first team at our school to play in the state cham pionship. Like I said before, many of my family members have written their names in the athletic history of our school, and if Kane and I can win we will be able to accomplish something none of them have before. I am very excited to have them come and see Kane and I play in the state cham pionship.”

The biggest game in program history will start at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening and the team is expecting its commu nity to show up for and bring the players the home-field advantage they deserve. Tickets must be purchased online and everyone is requested to show up wearing as much orange as physically possible.

STATE FINALISTS
Week of: Dec. 8 - 14 Women’s Basketball 12/8-10 | TBA | Dozier Tournament (V) 12/12 | 3:45/4:30/6 pm | Monterey (FR/ JV/V) 12/13 | 3:45/5:15/6:30 pm | Ridgeview (FR/ JV/V) Mens Basketball 12/8-10 | TBA | Tourney (JV/V) 12/13 | 4/5:15/6:30 pm | Ridgeview (FR/
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The Atascadero High football team celebrates in the rain on Saturday, Dec. 3, after beating Colusa in the Division 6-A State Regional Final. Contributed Photo
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“Paso Robles FFA was honored to be a part of the light parade this year,” Paso Robles Chapter FFA Reporter Tiffani Santoro said.

A total of 60 students repre senting all pathways for the FFA rode the truck and trailer provided by Premier Ag. The FFA float will be on display again at the 36th Annual Vine Street Victorian Showcase this Saturday, Dec. 10.

“We want to send a big thank you to Premier Ag for donat ing the truck, trailer, and hay for our students to use in our float,” says Santoro. “Great job to all of FFA students and advisors. Thank you to our FFA Parent Boosters and local businesses that sponsored and supported our float.”

The traditional light parade marks the arrival of Santa Claus

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The 2015 ordinance defines “sites that do not have any existing crop production and are not within the area of severe decline (50 feet or greater Spring Groundwater Elevation Change 1997-2013) may be eligible for a one-time only de minimis exemption. The one-time only de mini mis exemption is limited to the establishment of crop produc tion representing a new total of no more than 5.0 AF per year per site. If a one-time only de minimis exemption is granted, the resulting crop production cannot be used as a source of Agricultural Offset Clearance credits in any future applica tion.”

The ordinance limits irri gated farmland and does not apply to dry land farms.

The New Paso Basin Plant ing Ordinance

SEASON OF HOPE

They serve over 750 families each year.

Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles Chair and Day of Giving Coordinator Amanda Bean tells Paso Robles Press/ Atascadero News that while the need is up, they are grateful for fewer COVID regulations restricting their Day of Giving.

Since 1994, the toy bank has brought joy to local children in need. The Toy Bank provides toys, games, playground balls, stuffed animals, books, arts and crafts, and more for approxi mately 1,400 to 1,600 chil dren each year on the Day of Giving. They also partner with The Salvation Army to provide grocery gift cards for families in Paso Robles, San Miguel, Bradley, Creston, Shandon, and Heritage Ranch.

The community-based and

in downtown Paso Robles.

Santa will be in residence at the Holiday House in the down town city park until Christ mas Eve. The hours are posted on the Holiday House and on pasoroblesdowntown.org.

Below are the parade winners by category:

Prime Awards:

• Sweepstakes Award: Paso Robles FFA

• Judges’ Award: Wreck and Roll VW Club

Special Award: KW Construction Santa’s Award: Lemos Feed & Pet Supply

• Business/Commercial: North County Septic Service

• Bands: Paso Robles High School Marching Band (First), Flamson & Lewis Middle School Band (second)

Color Guard: Civil Air Patrol Bob Beever’s Cadet Squad ron 103

At a glance, the ordinance will limit farmers to 25 acrefeet per year (AFY) for the next 22 years and will allow new irrigated crops to be planted. However, the ordinance comes with several regulations seem ingly unrelated to water itself.

Several Paso Basin farm ers appeared in person to the SLO County Board of Super visors meeting to oppose the new ordinance. Paso Robles Press/Atascadero News spoke with several of these farmers, who issued their concerns are with the regulations within the ordinance that are their main concern.

With the ordinance comes additional regulations for farm ers and ranchers:

• A new and unprecedented Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Sequestration mandate to plant crops

New county requirement to hire a geologist to perform a hydrology report before planting crops.

volunteer-run organization will be celebrating their 27th Day of Giving this Saturday. However, this is a bittersweet year for the nonprofit as it is the first one without their longtime and great supporter Bill Pluma.

“This year is a little bit chal lenging in the sense that we lost one of our members from our board who was involved for a long time. We lost Bill Pluma last year,” explains Bean.

Throughout preparation for the Day of Giving, Bean and the volunteers behind the nonprofit find themselves continuously trying to fill Pluma’s shoes.

“We definitely have missed his presence,” says Bean.

Bean herself has been involved with the nonprofit since she was in Girl Scouts, which introduced her to the organization. She has been serving on the board

Category Awards: Marching Groups

1. Georgia Brown Elemen tary School

1. Almond Acres Charter Academy

Mounted Groups

1. Creston Riders

2. 805 Piece of Me Riding Club

3. Commercial General 4. Central Coast Jeep Adven tures 5. Maez Junk Removal 6. Ada’s and Annette Lodges School Floats

1. Pat Butler Elementary School

2. Pleasant Valley School 3. Kermit King Elementary School

Adult Club Floats 1. NCI Affiliates 2. Atascadero Elks Lodge 3. Central Coast MOPAR Club

Commercial Floats 1. Miller Drilling Company

A new 50-foot setback from riparian and wetland areas (includes intermittent blueline streams);

• Mandatory reporting of monthly irrigation water usage to the county (records may be public)

A new Dust Control regula tion with things like paving farm roads and installing speed bumps along fields

Any farmer or rancher in the Paso Basin who rotates to a different irrigated crop each year/season will be subject to the new ordinance. But, any same crop and acreage that has been in production within six years preceding March 1, 2023, would be exempted — it is not clarified if the exemption goes away if the replanting happens in a site that has not been culti vated within the last 10 years.

The SLO County Planning Commission recommended the supervisors not adopt the ordinance as written. Instead, it recommended extending

2. Shift’ N Gears Garage 3. Coast Counties Peterbilt

Other Floats 1. Skills USA 2. California Highway Patrol — Templeton Station 3. John Peschong — County Supervisor

Decorated Vehicles 1. NorCal Minis

Antique Vehicles 1. VIP RV Rentals & Repairs

Fire Trucks 1. Paso Robles Fire Dept. Ladder Truck 4148 2. San Miguel Firefighters Association 3. Paso Robles Children’s Museum Fire Truck City, County & State Entries 1. Cal Fire / SLO County

USDA Forest Service — Ventana Hotshots 3. C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team)

“the current offset ordinance until January 1, 2028, or until achievement of a milestone tied to the GSP sustainable management criteria.”

Only Districts 1 and 5 are affected by the Paso Basin, and their representing supervisors, Debbie Arnold (District 5) and John Peschong (District 1), voted in favor of the ordinance.

Supervisors Bruce Gibson and Dawn Ortiz-Legg opposed the ordinance as written and voted against it. Ultimately, District 4 Supervisor Lynn Compton voted in favor of the ordinance but not without pointing some of its flaws — including the majority of farmers not being in favor of it.

The Reaction

In reaction to the new ordi nance adoption, Paso Robles Press/Atascadero News received the following statement from SLO County Farm Bureau Executive Director Brent Burchett:

“We want to thank all the Farm Bureau members who submitted comments and spoke out against the Planting Ordi nance.

Due to Farm Bureau’s work, people are waking up to what this Planting Ordinance actu ally means for their livelihood and the future of agriculture. We saw a prime example of this during the public comment period today when a farmer said he came to the meeting in support of the ordinance but changed his mind after hearing testimony from other farmers.

SLO County Board of Supervisors now have the dubious honor of creating the first-ever Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Sequestration mandate for planting crops in the United States along with a host of other new bureaucratic red tape and regulations. I under stand the good intentions of the supervisors who supported this ordinance, but it’s a sad day for agriculture.

PAUL FLORES

with the sentencing hearing in March with no further delays.

Paul Flores appeared at the Dec. 2 court hearing via Zoom from the San Luis Obispo County Jail — his first time appearing in court since his verdict reading in October. Also appearing virtually to the hear ing was Sanger, Peuvrelle, and Stan Smart — Kristin Smart’s father.

The vote did not go like we hoped, and we owe it to our farmers and ranchers to fully consider a legal challenge to the Planting Ordinance. As farmers are going to be stuck with these five terrible new Mitigation Measures until 2045, the stakes for SLO County’s agricultural community are too high not to do everything we can.”

You can find the Farm Bureau’s letter and information on the ordinance here: files.constantcontact.com/ e0fd3f3d001/745be2bf51c6-4903-ae1b7eb48cf19865.pdf • files.constantcontact.com/ e0fd3f3d001/db3d2f91d010-4123-b32840667f4c76ad.pdf

The Supervisors agenda and ordinance can be found here: agenda.slocounty.ca.gov/ iip/sanluisobispo/meeting/ Details/1507

Paso Robles Press is follow ing this story and will update as new information is available.

for 10 years.

“I love Christmas,” says Bean. “I went to school to be an event planner so I enjoy doing events and it is fairly easy its fun to do and it helps make sure that kids have fun at Christmas.”

It was a successful donation night for all of the nonprofit organizations. On Monday night, the American Legion Riders Chapter 50 donated $2,000 to the toy bank and

another $2,000 to SLO Food Bank. Additionally, one patron brought a truck and trailer full of bikes and toys for the toy bank — their very own secret Santa.

For more information on the Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles visit prtoybank.org/ welcome and for information on Coats for Kids visit coats forkidsslocounty.org. Visit slofoodbank.org for informa tion on the SLO Food Bank.

After his successful prose cution of Flores, SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow announced in November that Peuvrelle will transition to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office in January 2023. However, Peuvrelle will continue to represent SLO County District Attorney and the People of the State of Cali fornia for all post-trial matters and through the sentencing

phase of People v. Paul Flores. Not appearing in the hear ing was Ruben Flores. While the father and son were tried at the same time, they had differ ent juries. Ruben was found not guilty after his jury reached their verdict on Monday, Oct. 17. Following the verdict readings, Ruben and his attorney, Harold Mesick, spoke with the press. Ruben Flores, who was on his way to have his electronic monitoring removed, told the press he was relieved but worried about his son and rein stated that his family does not know what happened to Kris tin Smart. Paul’s mother, Susan Flores, was also not present in the hearing.

Paul Flores could face a sentence of 25 years to life behind bars. Atascadero News/ Paso Robles Press will be follow ing this story and will update when new information is avail able.

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