Paso Robles Press • January 26, 2023

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PASO ROBLES — District goals were presented at the Tuesday, Jan. 25, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District (PRJUSD) meeting, where Superintendent Curt Dubost explained the district’s goals throughout his four years with the district.

Dubost, who will be retiring as superintendent next year, presented the district’s three primary goals:

1. All students will be reading at grade level by the end of third grade

2. All students will be ready for Algebra 1 by eighth grade

3. All English learners will make progress each year toward reclassification

For Goal 1, the district’s latest

British Royal Air Force Conducting Training Operations in Paso Robles

PASO ROBLES — Since the beginning of January, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) has been operating out of Paso Robles, conducting training with their new military aircraft, the Airbus A400M Atlas (A400).

For the past decade or more, the RAF has been utilizing Fort Hunter Liggett, located just outside of Paso Robles, for parachute training with the A400; however, this is the RAF’s first time basing its operations in Paso Robles Municipal Airport and bringing along the A400.

RAF Squadron Leader Derick Blair explained to Paso Robles Press, “We are here to do high-altitude parachuting. We get great weather. We have loads of wonderful areas of terrain here that are perfect for challenging those troopers.”

Blair, who has been flying

the A400 for the past eight years, says the larger and faster aircraft will be replacing the popular C130, which will be officially retired from the RAF in June.

Coast for 20 years, provides all the logistics for private and military aviation clients, including maintenance, fuel, and concierge services.

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PASO ROBLES — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department is now on its second week of search operations to find the missing

5-year-old Kyle Doan. Doan went missing on Monday, Jan. 9, after being swept away by floodwaters near San Miguel. It was reported by Cal Fire that on Monday morning, the area the car he inhabited was trying to cross was impacted by a downed tree. A neighbor tried to help rescue those inside, and while Kyle’s mother was pulled to safety, he was unable to be


The search continues for Doan, but the Sherriff’s office reports efforts will continue on a limited basis.

Over the weekend of Jan. 21, almost 300 people from 10 different sheriff’s offices around California joined in on the search, including personnel from the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

PASO ROBLES — George Marrett is an aviator, writer, one of the founders of the El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO), and one of the earliest members of the Estrella Warbird Museum. On Jan. 4, Marrett received an appreciation award from the Warbird’s at one of their monthly dinners, where he also shared stories from his time in the Air Force and the inception of ECHO.

Born in 1935 in Grand Island, Nebraska, Marrett was five years old when the United States joined World War II and 10 years old when it ended. Along with most Americans at the time, his family lived with food and supply rations. He remembers helping his father

raise and sell rabbit meat and their hide to help their family survive the tight times.

“The war made a big effect on me,” as he retells of planes flying overhead in his childhood during the second world


Living near an Army Air Corps base, George and his childhood friend played fighter and bomber pilots, re-enacting the war stories they heard over

Prior to basing operations in Paso Robles, the RAF would make a home base in San Luis Obispo at the ACI Jet facility. ACI Jet, which has been operating on the Central General Manager of the Paso Robles location Luke Newlon says they fix, and fuel.” The RAF’s move to the Paso Robles comes due to the
RAF operations have brought over $700,000 to local economy Sensorio to hold a fundraiser this weekend to support Doan family CONTINUED ON PAGE A15 CONTINUED ON PAGE A15 CONTINUED ON PAGE A15 MISSING PERSON No More Large Scale Search Operations Scheduled for Kyle Doan San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office personnel search the Salinas River and San Marcos Creek area for missing 5-year-old
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John Couch (left) hands George Marrett an appreciation award from the Estrella Warbird Museum on Jan. 4. Photo by Camille DeVaul/PRP
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Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance 2022 Winter Wine Award Winners Named

The Community Wine Awards recognize individuals and organizations that make Paso Robles Wine Country a better place to live and work. For the fourth year in a row, we called for nominations for our Wine Awards from the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance membership, and the awards are voted on by their peers. It is exciting to announce the recipients of the 2022 Vineyard Worker of the Year, Cellar Worker of the Year, Hospitality Star, and Environmental Steward.

Vineyard Worker of the Year

It all starts in the vineyard, and keeping a careful eye on how the vineyard is maintained and cultivated throughout the year takes a lot of talent and perseverance. The vineyard team member who has contributed the most to helping their team cultivate and harvest exceptional Paso Robles fruit is recognized in this award. Through leadership, dedication, or spirit, this team member deserves recognition

for their time spent with boots in the dirt and hands on the vines.

Daniel Martinez, Alta Colina Vineyard & Winery

“Daniel is first in, last out, and the best chef on the entire team! His low-key demeanor and softspoken confidence bring calm to even the busiest harvest days and nights. Daniel always says ‘yes,’ even when none of us know how he does it. He’s a reluctant pro when it comes to educating our guests and team about viticulture, and we are thrilled that he’s part of the Alta Colina family.”

The cellar team is the backbone of the winery; through exceptional organization and careful management, this team keeps the winery’s vision for high-quality wine at the forefront. This award goes to a member of the cellar team who has contributed the most to help their team produce outstanding Paso Robles wine through leadership, dedication, or spirit; this cellar team member doesn’t shy away from getting dirty and deserves recognition.

Aurelien Crouzet, Clos Solène Winery

“For the past five years, Aurelien’s been our Assistant Winemaker. Not only does he assist in the management of the

cellar, vineyard, and production team, he’s an integral part of the hospitality team’s success, Always a phone call away and eager to help. He’s the first to greet every team member with a smile and a joke, even after a long night of harvest, all while being a supportive husband and father to his 2-year-old daughter. Aurelien is our “Jack of all Trades” and so deserving of this award.”

Hospitality Star

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou Hospitality is at the root of this quote, and there are some among us that give above and

beyond their job title. This award goes to the hospitality rockstar (whether in the tasting room, wine club, restaurant, hotel, etc.) who gives 110% to provide a lasting impression on the guests of Paso Wine Country. These are the Hospitality Stars.

Adelaida Pitts, Law Estate Wines

“Addie’s dedication over the years has been a key part of the success of Law and Paso as a whole. Her positive and infectious enthusiasm makes her a wonderful ambassador for our region. Addie is the absolute definition of a shining star. Always positive and upbeat, she builds connections with new guests, old members, and anywhere in between that makes them truly feel like part of the “Law family.” The stories she tells about the team and family over her ten years with Law make you want to join the team immediately!”

Environmental Steward

The business that has undertaken the greatest effort to ensure their operations are managed with the best ‘green’ business standards. Either in the vineyard, in production, or

stewardship, this business has shown leadership that deserves this award.

Tablas Creek Vineyard

“The team at Tablas Creek Vineyard has operated with the environment in mind since its inception. They became one of the first wineries in Paso Robles to certify their vineyard as organic in 2002, certified biodynamic in 2016, and focused regenerative viticulture’s global spotlight on our region by becoming the first winery in the world to be Regenerative Organic Certified. With resource conservation in mind, every new planting at Tablas Creek since 2006 has been wide-spaced and unirrigated, proving that dry-farmed varieties can flourish in Paso Robles. Beyond the vineyard, their team reduced their carbon footprint by shifting to lightweight glass over a decade ago and releasing one of America’s first premium boxed wines, among other big and small actions. The Tablas Creek team continues to be a leader in environmental stewardship.”

To learn more about Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, visit

PASO ROBLES — Visitors to the outdoor dreamscape exhibit “Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio” in Paso Robles are invited to participate in Sensorio’s first-ever photo contest, now through Jan. 31.

A cash prize for 1st Place ($1,000), 2nd Place ($500), and 3rd Place ($250) will be awarded to the top photos of Sensorio’s two current exhibits: “Field of Light” and “Light Towers.” The exhibit has recently refurbished and expanded its stunning “Field of Light” by Bruce Munro, adding 42,000 glowing orbs to its existing 58,000, creating a field now featuring 100,000 stemmed spheres lit by fiber-optics which gently illuminate the landscape in subtle blooms of morphing color — making it the world’s larg-

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professional surfing contest where young California athletes are able to compete at the most important and recognizable events in their sport without having to leave the state or travel great distances. This includes the ability to earn valuable WSL Qualifying Series points, compete against international athletes, and gain valuable competition experience.

est “Field of Light” installation. It is complemented by a second work by Munro, “Light Towers,” located adjacent to the “Field of Light.”

Featuring 69 towers composed of more than 17,000 wine bottles, illuminated with glowing optic fibers whose colors evolve to an ethereal musical score, “Light Towers” celebrates Paso Robles’s extensive wine



This member-only exclusive event is something you won’t want to miss. You’ll also get an early preview of an upcoming exhibit they are hosting in partnership with the Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County, “The Italians Changed the Landscape of San Luis Obispo County and Wine History — 1900 To The Present.”



country environs. “Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio” is currently open from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday/Saturday evening (view full schedule of days/hours below) and will continue in residence. “Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio” is located at Sensorio, 4380 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles.

For tickets and more information,


Bring your special girl to the Father-Daughter Dance at the Pavilion on the Lake for a semi-formal evening of music, dancing, refreshments, & more! A professional photographer will be on-site with affordable picture packages.



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the public may visit sensoriopaso. com.

To enter the Photo Contest, guests are invited to submit their most compelling image, shot without flash, via Google Forms at this link:

Only one image of each exhibit (“Field of Light” and “Light Towers”) per entrant will be

woman. Lumberjacks Slim, Muskrat, Dirty Bob, Moonlight and The Kid live their bachelor life. However, when Slim accidentally orders himself a mail-order bride named Rose, their simple shanty lives are turned upside down. This hilarious musical comedy is paired with “A Culinary Cabaret” for our famous Vaudeville Revue.



accepted. The Photo Contest ends at midnight, Jan. 31, with winners announced on Feb. 6. To be considered, images must also be posted on the participant’s public Instagram account. The top five photos (of each exhibit) with the most likes will be posted on Sensorio’s Instagram (@ sensoriopaso) for the final poll — live for 24 hours only.

Presented by Main Street Dance: $60/ couple, $15/ additional daughter. Semiformal, appetizers, sweets & daughter gift included.




Bring your special girl to the Father-Daughter Dance at the Pavilion on the Lake for a semi-formal evening of music, dancing, refreshments, & more. A professional photographer will be on-

site with affordable picture packages.

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Welcome the 2023 Board of Directors and thank the 2022 outgoing Board members. They will also honor the Roblan of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Beautification Award recipient, and Business of the Year, as they share the Chamber’s accomplishments from 2022 and look forward to the year ahead.

Cellar Worker of the Year
PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST Contest is now through January; top three winners will receive cash prizes Sensorio
in Paso Robles Announces Photo Contest for
Munro: Light at Sensorio’
STAFF REPORT “Light Towers” is one of two parts of the “Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio” exhibit at Sensorio on 4380 Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. Visitors to the “Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio” exhibit in Paso Robles are invited to enter Sensorio’s photo contest, running through Jan. 31. Contributed Photos • Making Communities Better Through Print.™ Thursday, January 26, 2023 • PAGE A-3 Good News • Real News • Your Hometown News COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Central Coast Distillery Creates New Gin

ATASCADERO — Eric Olson of Atascadero’s Central Coast Distillery continues creating small-batch spirits with Walheim Ranch Gin, a collaboration with pioneer specialty citrus grower and horticulturist Lance Walheim.

Walheim Ranch Gin has unique citrus overtones from the fresh rind of California-grown Bergamot sour oranges with subtle hints of Earl Grey Tea, fennel, and other botanicals. This is the second season for the gin, which was introduced last year in small quantities.

Bergamot sour orange is a fruit you might not have heard of but may be familiar with its flavor and aroma. The rind of bergamot is the distinctive flavor you taste in Earl Grey tea. The oils in the rind are also used in perfumes. Though the juice is very sour, bergamot is also being used by

creative chefs in various recipes for sauces, drinks, and desserts.

The dried rind of bergamot sour orange has also been used to flavor a few gins. The fruit is grown primarily in Calabria, Italy, and parts of West Africa. There are also some small plantings in California, of which Walheim Ranch is one of the largest.

From a botanical standpoint, bergamot sour orange is thought to be a

hybrid of unknown origin, but probably with sour orange and lemon, lime, or citron parentage. It’s about the size of an orange but yellow when fully ripe. The rind is powerfully fragrant and rich in aromatic oils, something anyone who has recently visited Central Coast Distillery while the fruit is being zested can attest too. Both the rind oils and the juice are reported to have health benefits.


A culinary school graduate, Olson sharpened his cooking skills while traveling through 27 countries. The highlight of his resume, and certainly a gauge of his pedigree, were the four years he spent as executive chef of the upscale Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. In 2017, he set out on his own and established Central Coast Distillery, home of the award-winning Forager Spirits, on Traffic Way in Atascadero. He is also

Atascadero Chamber Launches Jr. CEO Virtual Youth Education Program

ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of Jr. CEO, a program providing elementary and junior high students with five virtual workshops focused on entrepreneurial skills. Sessions will include business fundamentals, cost models, safety/food preparation, marketing, customer service, and money management.

Each workshop will be led by Chamber staff and an area business leader. Along with a virtual presentation, participants will receive an interactive workbook for each session.

Josh Cross, Chamber President/

CEO, is eager to bring this opportunity to Atascadero youth.

“We’re excited to invest in tomorrow’s leaders today by offering relevant and real-world knowledge from area business leaders,” he said. “Skills

learned through this program will support a child’s future professional and personal success.”

While most students will use the virtual workshops to help launch hot chocolate or lemonade stands


with his former chief of staff, Nick Mirman.

at the end of the five sessions, some may choose to apply these lessons to other business concepts such as jewelry, bookmarks, or pet food. Skills learned in this program will provide basic business education that families can utilize to augment other learning opportunities.

Cross said that Jr. CEOs can utilize this coursework to start whichever business works for them.

“I can’t wait to see how these young entrepreneurs contribute their talents to our community,” he said.

Tuition is $25 per student. A virtual kick-off/informational meeting for interested participants will be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 8. Registration is open until Feb. 21 at atascaderochamber. org.

Individuals and organizations interested in sponsoring the Jr. CEO program can contact Cross at (805) 466-2044 or

the chef of the small restaurant in the distillery.

For more information on Central Coast Distillery and their fine spirits, visit

Lance Walheim is familiar to many home gardeners and commercial citrus growers, especially in California. He has written over 30 garden books, including three on citrus. He was a staff writer for Sunset magazine and is one of the senior editors of the last four editions of the "Sunset Western Garden Book," the bible of western gardening.

Walheim is also a pioneer in the citrus industry. Over 35 years ago, he and his partners founded California Citrus Specialties, which is responsible for helping introduce and promote many new citrus varieties to chefs, gardeners, supermarkets, and commercial growers. He also established a 17-acre specialty citrus grove in Exeter, California.

Eric suggests you enjoy Walheim Ranch Gin in a sophisticated gin and tonic or martini. It's also wonderful in a Negroni, Greyhound, and other cocktails.

COMMUNITY Discounts to Recent Flood Victims


— Former Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (San Luis Obispo) announced the creation of a new public affairs firm

The new firm, CM Public Affairs, LLC, is a full-service public affairs and political consulting firm. The team is well-positioned to help clients solve big problems and navigate California’s ever-changing political environment.

“In the Legislature we were able to

deliver major wins on critical infrastructure for the Central Coast and the state. This experience gives us unique insight,” said Cunningham. “CM Public Affairs is ready to apply the same strategies that we perfected in Sacramento to help clients across the state solve problems and build the California of tomorrow.”


With offices in Sacramento and on the Central Coast, CM Public Affairs will work with clients throughout California to develop and implement political, communications, and outreach strategies that result in project approvals and policy wins.

To learn more about CM Public Affairs, visit

Winifred Pifer Elementary Takes Great Kindness Challenge

tion, inclusion, and compassion. The annual program has multiplied in enrollment yearly, having grown to over 18 million students in 36,000 schools, reaching across all 50 states and 115 countries.


Winifred Pifer Elementary will participate in the 12th annual Great Kindness Challenge the week of Jan. 23-27, and it invites the entire community to join in and cheer the students on. The Great Kindness Challenge, presented by the global nonprofit Kids for Peace, was launched with three Carlsbad, California, schools in 2012 to address bullying and foster connec-

Jill McManigal, co-founder and executive director of Kids for Peace, explains, “We are truly grateful for all educators who not only ensure safe school environments, but are also committed to creating school cultures that promote equity, community, empathy, and social-emotional wellness. The Great Kindness Challenge provides educators and students the tools,

opportunity, and encouragement to actively create a positive, respectful and inclusive school culture for all.”

Schools and students are drawn to the program for its positive and proactive approach to creating kinder school climates through a simple checklist of intentional acts of kindness. The checklist will be distributed to students at the beginning of The Great Kindness Challenge week. Students will be encouraged to complete each kind act over the course of the week, as well as take part in additional community-building events and global service

projects. Winifred Pifer Elementary will amplify the experience by hosting a Welcome Rally, collaborating with Paso Robles High School, having lunchtime events, and working collectively to spread kindness to each other, our school, and our community.

While the excitement of The Great Kindness Challenge is enormous, it is the simple acts of kindness that prove to be the biggest hit. Some of the items on the checklist are: smile at 25 people, help your teacher with a needed task, read a book to a younger student, and sit with a new group of kids at lunch. Big or small,

every act of kindness makes a difference.

About The Great Kind



The Great Kindness Challenge is a positive and uplifting program that creates a culture of kindness in schools, communities, and the world. Using a kindness checklist, schools and families are challenged to complete as many acts of kindness as possible. The School Edition is an annual one-week celebration during the last week of January. The Family Edition is yearround. Schools and families may get involved by signing up at no cost:

PASO ROBLES — Central Coast Moving & Storage Company is offering discounts on storage and moving services through Feb. 28, for San Luis Obispo residents affected by the recent storms. Offers include one free month of storage, 50 percent off 16x20 feet mobile storage container deliveries, free boxes, and $200 off of all moving services.

Central Coast Moving & Storage Company Owner Austin Yarborough said, “As a local business, our goal is to continually support our community. I always loved the quote by Guy Kawasaki, ‘Make meaning before making money. Entrepreneurs should focus on making their product or service mean something beyond the sum of its components.’ So many people in SLO County were affected by the recent weather. We want to help them in their recovery efforts.”

Yarborough, who was born and raised in North County, wants to help the community he loves.

“If you need extra help for moving and packing, contact us," he said. "Central Coast Moving and Storage is here to extend a helping hand. Please share this article with anyone who may need help our team’s help. We’re a local business making bold moves.”

To inquire about mobile storage availability, call (805) 600-8979 or submit information at

This offer is valid until Feb. 28 and is available to all flood or water damage victims located in San Luis Obispo County.

The opportunity is offered to youth ages 6 to 16
Residents effected by recent storms can access the discounts though Feb. 28
Students will join over 18 million youth in 115 countries to create a kinder world
This is the second season for the gin, which was introduced last year in small quantities
Former Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham
Formation of New Public Affairs Firm The firm will have offices in Sacramento and the Central Coast
Eric Olson of Atascadero's Central Coast Distillery and specialty citrus grower Lance Walheim have collorated to create Walheim Ranch Gin. Contributed photos
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Central Coast Moving & Storage Company is offering a 50 percent discount on it 16x20 feet mobile storage container deliveries to San Luis Obispo County residents affected by recent storms. Contributed photo

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Paso Robles Man Pronounced Dead at Crash Scene Identified

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrived at the scene of a car crash on Vineyard Road where a Paso Robles man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of a Dodge Ram pickup was identified as Richard H. Clement Sr., 70, of Paso Robles. A CHP spokesperson stated their indications are that the “driver suffered a medical episode prior to driving off of the roadway.”

According to the CHP report, Clement was driving westbound on Highway 46, west of Bethel Road. He then swerved onto the eastbound lane and into the shoulder and onto a dirt embankment west of Castero Cellars. After traveling through the embankment, Clement’s vehicle traveled back into the eastbound lane of Highway 46 and then into another embankment near Tooth and Nail Winery, where the vehicle eventually came to a stop.

An off-duty peace officer and California State Park ranger arrived on the scene and began to assist the driver. Despite life-saving efforts, Clement was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident continues to be investigated by the CHP.

Paso Robles Woman Arrested for Child Endangerment

Paso Robles Police have arrested a Paso Robles woman for felony charges of the sale of illegal drugs and child endangerment.

On Monday, Jan. 16, Paso Robles Police officers, with assistance from the Paso Robles Police Department Detective Bureau, conducted a probation search of a residence in the 1200 block of Stoney Creek Road. According to a press release issued by PRPD, during the probation search, officers discovered a large amount of narcotics, including 25 grams of fentanyl and 26 grams of methamphetamine.

Officers also located a 12-year-old juvenile, who was taken into protective custody by the San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services. The suspect, 45-year-old Samantha Davidson of Paso Robles, was taken into custody and booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on felony charges

of sales of illegal drugs and child endangerment.

This investigation is ongoing, and anybody with information is encouraged to call the Paso Robles Police Department at (805) 237-6464. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.

Invocators Wanted for City Council Meetings

The City of Paso Robles is seeking local churches or religious leaders to hold an invocation at the beginning of each City Council meeting. The meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

An invocation prayer is an opening prayer for a church service or meeting. Invocations are usually around one minute long and are written at the speaker’s discretion.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that sectarian invocations do not automatically violate the U.S. Constitution. The city has always opened City Council meetings with a prayer — the Supreme Court ruling encouraged the city to expand the tradition by inviting church leaders of all denominations in the community to take turns leading the invocation.

The practice has been well-received by local churches and city leaders would like to see even more local churches, temples, and synagogues participate and bring their own brand of spirituality to each meeting.

Please contact the City Clerk at (805) 237-3888 or at if you would be interested in leading the council invocation and staff will provide you with options for available dates to serve the city in this unique way.

Paso Robles Man Arrested for Felony Charges Including Burglary

One Paso Robles man was found to be in possession of several drugs after being arrested on Jan. 19 for several felony charges, including burglary.

On midmorning of Thursday, Jan. 19, Paso Robles Police Department (PRPD) officers were dispatched to the area of Apion Court, where a resident called 911 to report a male suspect had entered her home through an open garage door.

According to officers, the suspect was

reportedly armed with a pry bar and a large knife. The female resident was at home at the time and confronted the suspect as he came out of one of the interior bedrooms. The suspect quickly left the home and attempted to force his way into a neighbor’s home across the street, but was unsuccessful.

PRPD officers arrived in the area and located the suspect attempting to leave in his vehicle, and he was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect, Stephen Chargin, 34, of Paso Robles, was arrested and found to be in possession of methamphetamine, fentanyl, prescription pills, and psilocybin mushrooms. Chargin was later booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail for felony charges of burglary, attempted burglary, possession of drugs for sale, and other drug-related charges.

This investigation is ongoing, and anybody with information is encouraged to call the Paso Robles Police Department at (805) 237-6464. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.


City Accepting Applications for Committees

The City of Atascadero is seeking to fill two positions on the Planning Commission and two positions on the Citizens’ Sales Tax Oversight Committee. All of these positions provide an opportunity to be involved here at the city.

In addition, those who are interested in applying must be Atascadero residents and submit the completed application for their desired position to the city clerk’s office no later than Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m.

The Planning Commission is a body of seven citizens appointed by the City Council who review matters related to land-use planning and development. It’s a way to be involved, plus it’s important to future planning. The commissioners serve at the pleasure of the City Council. Five commissioners are directly appointed by each of the five individual council members, and serve a two-year term. Two “at-large” appointments on the commission are made by a majority vote of the entire council, and they serve a two-year term. The current vacancies are for two-year

terms. Interested candidates must be a resident of the City of Atascadero and a registered voter to qualify.

The Citizens’ Sales Tax Oversight Committee (CSTOC) annually reviews revenues and expenditures from the collection of the half-cent sales tax approved by voters in November 2014 and participates in the review of annual expenditures from tax revenue collected from Measure D-20, the Essential Services Transactions and Use Tax Measure. The committee is comprised of nine members; seven members are appointed to the by individual Atascadero community groups and two members are appointed by the City Council. Appointees must be residents of the city and may not be an elected official.

Those interested in applying for either the Planning Commissions or the Citizens’ Sales Tax Oversight Committee (CSTOC), here is the link to the information CSTOC or by calling the city clerk’s office at (805) 470-3400 to arrange for a hardcopy of the form.

Interviews with the City Council will be held later this month. For more information, please call (805) 470-3400.


SLO County Eligible for FEMA Individual Assistance

On Jan. 17, the Major Disaster Declaration for the State of California (FEMA-4683-DR) for severe winter storms was amended to include the County of San Luis Obispo for individual assistance, debris removal, and emergency protective measures. Residents of San Luis Obispo County will now be eligible to apply for Federal financial assistance and public agencies will be eligible to seek reimbursement for the removal of debris. Public agencies had previously been eligible for reimbursement for costs associated with emergency protective measures.

Residents who incurred financial losses due to storm damage are encouraged to apply for assistance as soon as possible online at or by calling 1-800-621-3362. You can also apply for assistance by downloading the FEMA app in the Apple and Google store. This allows you to upload documents to FEMA directly and track

the status of your application.

For individuals unable to apply by internet or phone, more options will become available in the coming days, including a Disaster Recovery Center, where you can apply for and get help from a FEMA representative.

If you can’t live in your home currently due to issues with water, mold, mud, or inaccessibility, please make sure you include this in your application.

President Approves Request to Add SLO County to Disaster Declaration

On Tuesday night, Jan. 17, President Joe Biden approved an amendment to his major disaster declaration to include San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, a change pushed by Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) over the past week in the aftermath of heavy storms and flooding across the Central Coast.

President Biden’s approval of individual and public assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will allow Central Coast residents and business owners to apply directly for relief, as well as support repair and replacement work being done by local governments and emergency managers in both counties.

Congressman Carbajal had been publicly and privately lobbying the Biden Administration to approve a major disaster declaration for the portions of the Central Coast that he represents: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.

He wrote to President Biden with Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) and met with FEMA officials today to discuss how FEMA resources were being used to help respond to flood and storm damage across the region.

The original federal major disaster declaration was approved last week for Merced, Sacramento, and Santa Cruz counties. The amendment approved by President Biden last night covers the two counties represented by Carbajal as well as Monterey County.

Individuals in Merced, Monterey, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz Counties can apply with FEMA the following ways: 1. Apply online at DisasterAssistance. gov.

2. Residents may call the application phone number at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).

Atascadero Barber Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Crimes

Nathan Abate has been arrested and charged with sex crimes involving two underaged victims

Daniel Abate of Atascadero has been arrested and charged with sex crimes alleged to have occurred between 2008 and 2010 involving two victims.

announced on Thursday, Jan. 19, that Nathan Daniel Abate of Atascadero (34) has been arrested and charged with oral copulation of a person under the age of 18 and rape of an intoxicated victim, both charges are felonies. The allegations involve two separate victims, and the crimes are alleged to have occurred between August 2008 and December 2010.

In April 2022, Abate and a San Luis Obispo business owner was accused of sexual assault by multiple women. Former San Luis Obispo

resident Ash Riddell (31) posted to Instagram accusing Abate, owner of Nate’s Barbershop in Atascadero, and Kin Coffee owner Julian Contreras in San Luis Obispo of sexual assault in August of 2012. Riddell said she felt more comfortable sharing her story once she left the state.

You can find the Atascadero News story on the accusations here.

Since last April, Abate's barbershop has been operating under the name Cardinal Barbershop — although it is unclear exactly when


the name change was made.

On Friday, Jan. 20, Abate pled not guilty in his arraignment at the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court. His bail was set at $500,000, which was posted that Friday morning. Abate will next be in court for his pre-preliminary hearing on Thursday, Feb. 9.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information is available. To learn more, visit accused-of-sexual-assault/

Atascadero Structure Catches Fire on Balboa Road

The blaze is still under investigation but suspected to be related to electrical cause

ATASCADERO — On Friday morning, Jan. 20, Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) responded to a structure fire on Balboa Road.

According to AFES, the fire started inside the living room of the residence. There was a single occupant who was able to get out of the house and safely evacuate with her two dogs.

Crews were able to limit the

fire damage and spread to the living room. Significant smoke damage was observed throughout the entire two-story structure. Balboa Road was temporarily closed between Ardilla and San Fernando as firefighters battled the blaze. No other buildings were impacted. Several local agencies responded, including Atascadero Fire, Atascadero Police, Paso Robles Fire, Templeton Fire, Cambria Ambulance, Atascadero State Hospital Fire and Cal Fire.

Crews remained on scene for approximately four hours in order to fully extinguish the fire, salvage personal belongings, and clean up. The investigation was done by Atascadero Fire Department staff and deemed electrical in nature.

ATASCADERO — Nathan District Attorney Dan Dow ARREST NATE ABATE A firefighter battles a residential fire on Balboa Road in Atascadero early Friday, Jan. 20. Contributed photos • Making Communities Better Through Print.™ Thursday, January 26, 2023 • PAGE A-5
The fire damage is shown Jan. 20 inside the two-story residence.

by standing water. The clean-up cost estimate of more than $30,000 is daunting enough, but the damage comes as the Museum is busy preparing to co-sponsor the traveling exhibit of the Wall That Heals. This is the ¾-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial that is slated to be on display in the meadow at the Alex Madonna Expo Center March 16-19.


Flight Central Coast California has gotten great news from the Paso Robles Elks Lodge. They will be the beneficiary of proceeds from the group’s Wine Extravaganza coming Saturday, Feb. 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Paso Robles Elks Lodge (1420 Park St. in Paso Robles).

Honor Flight Central Coast California is a nonprofit organization that takes veterans to Washington, D.C., for a Tour of Honor trip to see the memorials honoring their service.

The afternoon wine tasting has local wines, as well as craft beers, local cheeses and olives, a barbecue, and live music. Tickets are only $50, and sales are limited to 200 tickets. Purchase tickets at the Elks Lodge or contact Bob Rollins at (805) 712-7729 or brollins@charter. net.

Honor Flight extends its deepest gratitude to their wonderful Paso Robles Elks Lodge supporters.

You may have heard that the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum, located in SLO at the back of the Vets Hall (and near the Legion office), received extensive damage during recent storms. In addition to flooring and baseboard/ wallboard and bookcases that need to be replaced, dozens of vintage uniforms were damaged

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The museum does wonderful work honoring veterans and capturing their stories, and Honor Flight wants to show their support. There’s a GoFundMe Campaign underway to help with storm recovery. Donations of any amount are appreciated.

This Wall That Heals exhibit is being presented by SLO County Veterans Services and the Central Coast Veterans Memorial Museum, along with the Alex Madonna Expo Center and many local supporters. The county has the distinction of being the first community in the U.S. to welcome back the Wall That Heals for a repeat showing.

Visiting the wall is an experience that requires a great deal of assistance. Volunteers are needed for set up and take down of the wall, as well as on-site docents to assist, especially with locating names of lost loved ones. More than 58,000 names are included on the wall. The exhibit will be open 24 hours a day while it is in San Luis Obispo. Admission and parking are free. Please take a moment to learn more about the project, and if you can, offer to help.

For more information on Honor Flight, visit


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

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

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

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

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CENSE [14601.1(A)VC], Case no. 230175

JANUARY 17, 2023

13:21 — Rhonda Hamlin, of Atascadero was summoned/cited at PRPD for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 230180

N/A — Roberto Gabrielmunguia, of San Simeon was summon/cited on Spring St for SUSPENDED/REVOKED DRIVERS LICENSE [14601.1(A)VC], Case no. 230181

22:30 — Elmer Amillano, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 2400 block of Goldenhill Rd for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 220187

21:07 — Marisela Flores, of San Miguel was on-view arrest on the 2900 block of Park Street for POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)HS], POSSESSION OF SPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)HS], Case no. 230185

JANUARY 18, 2023

31:00 — Mariana Plata, of Visalia was on-view arrest on HWY 46/Buena Vista for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 230188

15:00 — Daniel Fitzpatrick, of Paso Robles was on-view arrest on the 900 block of Park St for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], Case no. 230196

15:18 — David Alvarez, of Atascadero was on-view arrest on the 100 block of Spring St for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], OUTSIDE WARRANT/M, Case no. 230195

Marta Crawford (79) of Paso Robles passed away New Year’s Day surrounded by family at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, CA. While on a trip to that area, she suffered a rupture of a previously undiscovered brain aneurism that caused insurmountable damage. Born in Los Angeles to Carlos and Guadalupe Vaca in 1943, she spent most of

Neva Glenn passed away on November 26, 2022, at the age of 98. She was a talented and multi-faceted individual with a passion for learning and a kind heart.

In 1949, Neva married Charles Glenn, and together they had two sons, Dave and Tom. Neva dedicated herself to being a loving

Beloved Patriarch of the Botts Family, Joseph Earl Botts Sr., passed away 12/24/2022 at home among family.

Joe had many talents, interests, adventures, and occupations. He was always a rancher and cattleman, pilot, author, and heavy equipment operator, to name a few. He was

years, departed to her heavenly abode on January 11, 2023. Born on December 1, 1955, in Hawthorne, California; raised in South Torrance throughout her school years (K-12); in 1980, moved to Atascadero with her husband Sonny, where she brought up her two children, Raymond and Rhonda, and eventually began working for AUSD. Beverly retired as a health clerk in early 2021 and was


her life in Southern California before moving to the Central Coast to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren. Once settled in, she quickly fell in love with the area and dreamed of living in Cambria, her favorite local city to visit.

Marta established deep roots in the community and volunteered with various local organizations, including the

and supportive mother. Neva was a prolific writer, with many articles and poems published on various subjects.

She was an avid gardener and designed two beautiful landscaped homes in Whittier and Atascadero, California.

In addition to her love of gardening, Neva had many eclectic interests, including

admired for his horsemanship and as a musician who sang and played the guitar.

Joseph’s ancestors included the Botts and Abbey pioneer families of Paso Robles. His grandfather John Franklin Botts arrived at the Paso Robles Inn by stagecoach in 1876 and later married Joseph’s grandmother Mary

shortly diagnosed with rare cancer that caused her premature death. She had an excellent relationship with God, read her Bible daily, believed in the power of prayer, and always had a burden for the lost, sick, and dying. She was hoping for her miracle here on earth, but instead, she got her miracle in HEAVEN. She loved talking about heaven and the angels and her loved ones already up

Villa. She is survived by her daughters Jenell Richardson and Karin Viale and their families.

A Celebration of Life will be

CHP Templeton office, the Paso Robles Senior Center, and the local Veterans Hall. A fun-loving spirit, she was a woman about town and enjoyed attending her various volunteer engagements, going to her weekly exercise class, and eating at her favorite local restaurants with friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, her brother Carlos, and her niece

juggling, traveling, and playing the piano.

In addition to her personal pursuits, Neva was a dedicated philanthropist who supported numerous worthy causes. She was particularly passionate about promoting the use of solar ovens as a means of reducing dependence on fossil fuels

Eve (Polly) Abbey. Joe lived and worked in the Paso Robles and surrounding areas all his life.

Joseph is survived by his children, Audrey Barrett, Joseph Botts Jr. (Kim), Steven Botts, and Marsha Roth (Doug). He had 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, and a cousin Sharron

there, but her greatest topic was sharing her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ with anyone who would listen. Bev always loved any time that she got to spend with her family. She is survived by her husband, Raymond “Sonny” Chang, son Raymond Chang III, daughter Rhonda DeJong, and her grandchildren: Miles Chang, Samuel DeJong, Jonathan DeJong, and Alyssa DeJong. She is also survived

held at the Viale home, 9520 Carmel Rd Atascadero, CA 93422, on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 1 pm.

Fond memories and expres-

Sandra. She is survived by her daughter Paula, her grandchildren Nicole (Niki) and Noelle, her sisters Chris and Maggie, her nieces Gloria, Deanna, and Debbie, and her beloved dog Monkey (a.k.a Weenie).

She will be deeply missed, and her family encourages anyone who knew her to raise a gin and tonic (her favorite) in her honor.

and protecting the environment. Neva also had a deep love for nature and animals and worked to protect and preserve these precious resources.

She is survived by her son Tom. Her memory will live on through the many hearts she touched and the gardens she created.

Lord who resided with him. At Joseph’s request, there will be no service. His children and several family members were able to honor him and give their love and support to him during their recent visits.

Joe told us all many times that he had lived a good life. His family wishes to thank all of you who were a part of it.

by her three brothers, Brian Jahn, Bart Jahn, and Barry Jahn. Her graveside service will be at the Atascadero cemetery on Friday, January 27, 2023, at 11:00 AM. She will be greatly missed, especially for her contagious laughter. It was my privilege to have her as my wife, friend, and lifelong Christian companion. Bev enjoys your new life in heaven, you earned it. Forever your Sonny.

sions of sympathy may be shared at Jenell or Karin’s email.

FERN SCHLICHT, 99, of Arroyo Grande, passed away January 13, 2023.

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

EDDIE GARDNER, 75, of Arroyo Grande, passed away January 13, 2023.

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

PATRICIA "PATSY" BANKER, 92, of Oceano, passed away January 14, 2023.

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

DARCUS "PAT" SCHILLING, 96, of Pismo Beach, passed away January 15, 2023.

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

ROBIN ISHAM age 68 a resident of Templeton passed away on 01/10/2023

In the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service

LAURIE GIBSON age 96 a resident of Paso Robles passed away on 01/18/2023

In the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service

BONNIE ROMO age 65 a resident of Atascadero passed away on 01/10/2023

In the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service

ROBERT KELLER JR age 86 a resident of Morro Bay passed away on 01/15/2023

In the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service

SUZAN HENDREN, 81, of Grover Beach, passed away January 10, 2023.

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

20:21 — Edward Hash, of Paso Robles was on-view arrest on the 100 block of Niblick Rd for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)HS], Case no. 230201

JANUARY 19, 2023

11:42 — Stephen Chargin, of Paso Robles was on-view arrest on the 2300 block of Apion Ct for BURGLARY [459PC], POSSESS A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH THE INTENT TO SELL [11351HS], POSSESSION FOR SALES OF METHAMPHETAMINE [11378 HS], Case no. 230204

18:34 — Sierra Fleming, of Paso Robles was on-view arrest at the 700 block of 6th St for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], Case no. 230214

JANUARY 20, 2023

02:20 — Eddie Murillo, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the corner of 19th and Riverside for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], POSSESS NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11350(A)HS], Case no. 230216

02:30 — Adrian Huertacervantes, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the corner of 19th and Riverside for DUI ALCOHOL/0.08


09:45 — Bobby Risenhoover, of Paso Robles was arrested for OUTSIDE WARRANT/M, Case no. 230218


14:10 — Marisela Flores, of San Miguel was arrested for UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A)HS], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)HS], Case no. 230223

16:33 — Joel Arciniega, of Paso Robles was on-view arrest on the 3400 block of Spring Street for RECEIVING/CONCEALING STOLEN PROPERTY,ETC [496(A)PC], OUTSIDE WARRANT/F, Case no. 230224

22:08 — Amber Aguilera, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 1400 block of Creston Rd for PETTY THEFT [484(A)PC], Case. No 230230

JANUARY 21, 2023

07:00 — Paola Hernandez, of San Miguel was arrested for DOMESTIC BATTERY [243(E)(1)PC], Case no. 230231

23:00 — Tyrone Leekins, of Santa Maria was arrested on the corner of Creston Rd and Santa Ynez Ave for SUSPENDED/REVOKED DRIVERS LICENSE [14601.1(A)VC], Case no. 230239

JANUARY 22, 2023

02:27 — Santos Ruizanducho, of Paso Robles was on-view arrest on the corner of 21st and Park St for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 230240

23:19 — Prentice Booker, of Paso Robles was arrested on the corner of Creston Rd and Santa Ynez for SUSPENDED/REVOKED DRIVERS LICENSE [14601.1(A)VC], Case no. 230246


JANUARY 16, 2023

08:48 — Francis Pinocchio, of Paso Robles was arrested on the 8000 block of El Camino Real and taken into custody for POSSESS UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], Case no. 230100

09:36 — Daniel Otis, of Paso Robles was arrested in Atascadero and taken into custody for POSSESS UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)], Case no. 230101

09:36 — Brenda Arp, of Atascadero was arrested in Atascadero and taken into custody for POSSES CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)], Case no. 230101

14:52 — Cody Brown, of Atascadero was arrested in Atascadero and booked for PROBATION VIOLATION:REARREST/REVOKE [1203.2(A)], FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE: WARRANT ARREST [1551(A)], Case no. 230103

14:52 — Lowell Henslin, of Templeton was arrested in Atascadero and booked for POSSESS/PURCHASE FOR SALE NARCOTIC/ CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11351], POSSES UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], POSSES CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)], POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE FOR SALE [11378], Case no. 230105

21:08 — Gary Desola, of California was arrested in Atascadero and taken into custody on the 9000 Block El Camino Real for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8], Case no. 230109

23:07 — Ryan Musgrave, of Atascadero was arrested in Atascadero on the 5000 block of Traffic Way and taken into custody for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8], Case no. 230111

JANUARY 17, 2023

00:00 — James Klink, was arrested and booked for THREATEN CRIME WITH INTENT TO TERRORIZE [422(A)], Case no. 230087

JANUARY 18, 2023

14:50 — Layn Banks, of California was arrested in Atascadero on the 9000 Block of El Camino Real and taken into custody for POSSESS NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11350(A)], POSSESS UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)], Case no. 230128

22:34 — Kayla Kimzey, of Atascadero was arrested in Atascadero on the 9000 Block of El Camino Real and taken into custody for ARREST WARRANT/MISDEMEANOR AND INFRACTION CASES [1427], Case no. 230133

JANUARY 20, 2023

12:25 — Jordan Goldsmith, was arrested in Atascadero and booked for POSSESS UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], OBSTRUCT/RESIST/ETC PUBLIC/PEACE OFFICER/EMERGENCY MED TECH [148(A) (1)], Case no. 230149

23:07 — Timothy Howard, of Atascadero was arrested in Atascadero on the 7000 Block of El Camino Real and taken into custody for DISORDERLY CONDUCT: ALCOHOL [647(F)]

A long-time resident of Atascadero, California, Beverly Jahn Chang, 67 Gerry Louise Villa passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, January 8, 2023. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Leberto Neva Glenn 1924-2022 Joseph E. Botts Sr. 1938-2022 Beverly J. Chang 1955-2023 Gerry Louise Villa 1955-2023 Marta Crawford 1943-2023 • Making Communities Better Through Print.™ Thursday, January 26, 2023 • PAGE A-7
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From the Right and the Left: Addressing the problem of drought

systems in order to adapt to the changing climate.”

Climate change is real and requires rethinking a plethora of public policies, period. Weather is and will continue to be more volatile and severe rain events will be followed by severe drought.

“W ater, water, everywhere, nor any a drop to drink.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined that phrase in his early 19th-century poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” and words could not be more apt than today’s current dilemma as mankind directly confronts climate change.

While some may herald the “atmospheric rivers” that are currently dumping historic rainfall amounts onto our drought-laden shores, such revelry is premature and presents only a short-term remedy to what are long-term problems. Unless we institute far-reaching changes in our policies on water usage and retention, and the underlying infrastructure planning and implementation needed to confront systemic changes in our weather patterns as a result of climate change, there literally will be little water left to drink.

I recall after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans in 2005, I was asked by an interviewer what lessons could be learned from a hurricane season that has been steadily intensifying over the past several decades and I dryly responded in sarcastic tone, “Don’t build cities below sea level.” Dismiss the sarcasm and focus on the need to rethink our infrastructure decisions.

Lauren Sommer, who covers climate change for NPR’s Science desk, recently offered in a podcast “climate change is altering the historic weather patterns that infrastructure like reservoirs and waterways were built to accommodate, and we must begin to rethink the underlying assumptions baked into buildings and water

Welcome a new addition to our lexicon, “atmospheric rivers,” which are responsible for as much as 50 percent of precipitation in some parts of California. According to the National Academy of Sciences, “Human-caused warming has increased the risk and severity of drought, leading to water shortages, more wildfire risk, and low streamflows that endanger wildlife.”

There is also an agricultural component to water usage in California that requires careful consideration. A recent UCLA study concluded that the state is suffering the driest period in 1,200 years and while it is estimated that maybe as much as 80 percent of water usage is for agriculture, with one of the fastest growing crops being almonds, which require tremendous amounts of water.

Another issue that has garnered excitement over the last several decades has been desalination. However, it requires extensive costs and continues to have environmental concerns due to the amount of energy used in production, and brine byproduct. In the end, water conservation is a more promising strategy.

More than two-thirds of the Colorado River begins as snow in Colorado; however, warm temperatures and dry soil are reducing the amount of snowmelt that makes its way into the river, which supplies 40 million people across the Southwest, including California.

Since 1970 temperatures in the Colorado River Basin have gone up by 3 degrees Fahrenheit and that has caused a 15 percent reduction in streamflows across the region. The ground has become so parched it soaks up snowmelt. According to Brad Udall, a climate researcher at Colorado State University “winters with

tomers for planting.

90 percent of average snowpack have led to springtimes with only 50 percent runoff because thirsty soil acts like a sponge.”

The overwhelming complexity of climate change is a fact that cannot be ignored any longer and will force us to make very difficult public policy decisions not in the future but now. The longer we wait, the more difficult it will be to make the hard decisions that are required.

In 1993, I joined the Clinton administration as deputy director of the federal government’s first Office of Sustainable Development in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce.  When asked by then Secretary Ron Brown how to define sustainable development, we told him to think of it as a euphemism for long-term planning. Our policies involved environmental, economic, and equity considerations, all of which characterize appropriate decision-making for generations to come. Hoping that the atmosphere will replenish our water needs is not an option. Dealing with the realities before us is imperative.

Sustainability or resiliency requires careful consideration of what is best for the affected community. Relocating whole communities or managed retreat with respect to sea level rise inevitably will be required in coastal communities, while expansion of flood plains, restoration of riparian buffer zones, and buyouts of property will all be options on the table.

As the old television commercial recounts, you can either pay me now or pay me later. The longer we wait the more expensive it will get, and without equivocation adjustments, to climate change will be expensive. When it rains, it pours..

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A fter years of miserable drought and prayers for rain, the “atmospheric river” delivered bountiful water to California, most of which flowed out to sea. Beyond frustrating, not just that it’s happening, but because it doesn’t have to. Ninety-eight million acre feet of water fell on California in three weeks, enough to meet the needs of 40 million people for 25 years! That is 32 trillion gallons. Ninety-five percent of that water flowed out to the Pacific. Ninety-five percent!

The political leadership in Sacramento and Washington are promising action, belatedly, but whine it’s “difficult.” Some lament that it’s prohibitively expensive to build more storage capacity, and therefore unrealistic.

Fascinating: In 2014 voters passed Prop. 1, a $7.5 billion bond inclusive of water storage. Ten years later, the state might start construction on the Sites Reservoir next year, but it won’t open until 2030 at the earliest. That reservoir alone would have captured an additional 120,000 acre-feet in this month’s storms. After three years of purportedly the worst drought in history, they sat on their pencils, and did next to nothing.

Gov. Newsom acquiesces the “absurd” length of time it takes to permit and build water projects, a gross understatement. The $16 billion delta diversion tunnel is still stalled after decades of planning, permitting, and litigation. If in place, it could have moved an additional 188,000 acre-feet of water during the two weeks of storms into

the water system. Similarly, Newsom, and those before him, have called for major desalination efforts, yet last year the California Coastal Commission denied permits, unanimously, for the large Poseidon desalination plant proposed in Huntington Beach, converting an old power plant with existing intakes, outfalls, and buildings — they just had to repurpose the facility.

These new assets are supplements to the amazing water system our predecessors built for us. Originally planned in the 1970s to supply water to 27 million people, our population has ballooned to 40 million. We haven’t kept up with our infrastructure needs and haven’t built a major reservoir in the state since 1979.

Would you be surprised to learn that during the drought, when farmers in the Central Valley had their water cut off, turning the most productive farmland in the world into a desert, that the floodgates are opened from the reservoirs releasing the precious water to the sea? This is done pursuant to court orders, as environmental organizations have sued the state over the delta smelt. This practice of releasing many acre-feet of water to revive them has been unsuccessful for 30 years. In fact, the smelt has not been found in the wild since 2015, when the CDFW survey captured only five. In 2021, cutting off the water to farmland cost California agriculture $1.2 billion and the loss of 8,700 jobs, mostly working poor Hispanics. Last year that number was $1.7 billion and 19,420 jobs, all while we drain our reservoirs out to the sea in our desiccated state. Even during the torrential rains this month, the delta pumps were limited to half their capacity to “protect” the smelt. More water was moving through the delta for two weeks than the gargantuan Columbia River in Oregon, 316,500 acre-feet per day, or 1.2 million gallons a second. That is enough to fill

our Hetch Hetchy reservoir every 27 hours, but we let it go.

Five years ago, our reservoirs were brimming, enough to last the state for years without any rain. Oroville and Shasta reservoirs alone hold enough water to supply everyone in the state with water for two years. Sacramento has aggressively prioritized the extinct smelt over our farms and cities. When in 2020 federal authorities signed law changes to divert more water for farmers in the Central Valley, Newsom and Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit to block them and keep the water flowing out to the ocean. Entire towns have no potable water. Teviston in the Central Valley ran completely dry in the triple digit heat of the summer in 2021, whereupon bottled water was delivered to families for basic needs. Here in California, not some poor third-world country, and not after a natural disaster, but rather a man-made one. That same year the governor proposed $5.1 billion for drought preparedness and infrastructure, more money on top of the bonds we taxpayers already gave them. Yet still, no substantial progress on capturing that life-giving water gushing from the sky. One hundred years ago, the visionaries that made modern California a farming garden paradise, along with vibrant cities, worked hard to create a water system the envy of the world. We have rested on their laurels, squandered opportunities to modernize our system to keep pace with our growth, and re-elected politicians who pandered to special interests while soothing us with platitudes.

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

M ore Americans purchase fresh flowers and plants for Valentine’s Day than any other holiday of the year, and many of those are grown in San Luis Obispo County.

That iconic bouquet of roses is big business for Eufloria Flowers in Nipomo. Eufloria’s 200 varieties of award-winning boutique roses have adorned White House state dinners, Rose Parade floats and Kentucky Derby winners for decades. Arroyo Grande’s Greenheart Farms is one of the largest producers of rose transplants in the country. Nurseries source Greenheart’s rose cuttings to be further grown out in container pots and sold to retail cus-

Roses aside, SLO County’s diverse greenhouse and floral production is fundamental to our $2.5 billion local agricultural economy, an industry that accounts for 1 out of every 16 SLO County jobs. Cut Flowers are SLO County’s 10th most-valuable commodity, with $18.3 million produced by local growers in 2021. Add in outdoor ornamentals, vegetable and other transplants, flower seed, sod, succulents and dozens more specialty plants, our local nursery industry grew $76.5 million of product last year.

But it’s been no bed of roses for Central Coast growers in recent decades. The first change came from a dramatic increase in South American imports in the 1990s when the U.S. lowered tariffs. South American flowers flown into Florida can be shipped across the country and still cost 70 percent cheaper than locally grown flowers. About 80 percent of flowers sold in the U.S. today are imports. Adjusted for inflation, the gross value of SLO County’s annual flower production dropped over 35

percent from 1998 to 2019. Most local growers took another big hit from COVID-19 supply chain and market disruptions, and all farmers are feeling the impact of California’s higher wages and worker regulations.

Hope is blooming

For all the challenges facing California’s floral industry, a new generation of growers are making it work in SLO County. In 2018, Farm Bureau board member Bas van Eijk, 34, and his partner and wife Alison Glasco, 28, started Cal Coast Orchids in Los Osos, resurrecting a greenhouse that sat vacant for a decade. Bas and Alison’s primary product is the Phalaenopsis orchid, a high-end product sold locally at Costco, Miner’s Ace Hardware, Spencer’s Fresh Markets, Open Air Flowers and other retail locations, complemented by a substantial e-commerce business.

Local farmers offer diverse floral products for Valentine’s Day and throughout the year. At the risk of overlooking someone (apologies in advance), I’ll mention a few more farms to shop for flowers. As farming is seasonal in nature, you should

call ahead to confirm business hours and product availability.

The Dobbe Family at Holland America Flowers located at 808 Albert Way in Arroyo Grande sell directly to the public, with bouquets, lilies, snapdragons, greens, tulips and many more seasonal flowers available.

• Ariela Gottschalk and Jeff Pienack of Halcyon Farms located at 1075 The Pike in Arroyo Grande often have fresh cut flowers available at their farmstand.

• Visit Robyn Gable at SLO Creek Farms (6455 Monte Road in SLO) for some edible flowers and flower-based simple syrups for cocktails. Make a day of it and head just up the road to visit the Smith Family at Avila Valley Barn (560 Avila Beach Drive).

• If you are in North County, you need to plan a stop to Hambly Farms at 1390 Grana Place in San Miguel for some fresh lavender bundles and all sorts of cool local products.

Find a map and directory of

local farms online by searching for the SLO County Farm Trail Map managed by our friends at FARMstead ED.

While they may not sell directly to the public, we’re fortunate to have wholesale nurseries like Warren’s Nursery and Clearwater Color Nursery in Los Osos, Cal Seedling in Arroyo Grande, and Nipomo’s C&M Nursery and Speedling Incorporated who are essential to our local economy. If you want to go behind the scenes to learnza more about our local floral industry, mark your calendar for the Central Coast Greenhouse Growers Association’s 20th Annual Open House & Scholarship Fundraising Event scheduled for April 1.

Show your love for local farmers this Valentine’s Day by shopping local and checking for the Certified American Grown or California Grown labels.

Now off to find my wife some more plants to kill.

Brent Burchett, Executive Director of San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau

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ety of activities, tastings, and treats at select locations in the downtown area.

The Atascadero Chamber will lunch a "Junior CEO" program on Feb. 22 that will run through April 1. Students ages 6 to 16 are invited to enroll now to learn how to start and run a business. The kick-off and sessions 1 through 5 will be held via Zoom. Workbooks will be provided each week. Participants will actually open their "business," such as a lemonade stand or hot chocolate stand, on April 1 for a few hours.

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The recipe for this week was found in my wonderful cookbook titled The L.L. Bean Book of New England Cookery, compiled by Judith and Evan Jones and published in 1987.

I know you rarely see cranberries at the market now that the holidays are over, but if you're like me, you keep a few

packages in the freezer to use through the winter months. So, if you have any cranberries, this pie will be perfect for serving during our cold weather.

James Beard's Cranberry Raisin Pie

Ingredients: 2 cups raisins

3/4 cup Grand Marnier 1/2 cup water

4 cups cranberries, picked over and washed 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons flour 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Basic pie crusts for 9-inch double-crust pie (homemade or purchased)

Glaze: 1 egg yolk beaten with 2 tablespoons milk

Directions: Cover the raisins with the 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of the Grand Marnier ( reserve the other 1/4 cup of Grand Marnier). Let raisins steep for

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only 1 percent of Americans own a horse. What a shame. I’ve found that the love of a good horse is second only to the love of a good woman. (My wife will be glad to know I put her first.)

It’s no exaggeration to say that dogs and horses have many things in common. Both can take you for a ride around a racetrack, can sleep any time night or day, go crazy in thunder and lightning, and both species have been known to occasionally bite the hand that feeds them.

I’ll admit that dogs do have their advantages. They’ll usually come when called, whereas I had to sneak up on my horse Gentleman to catch him. Dogs don’t buck very hard, are cheaper to feed, can’t kick you into the next county, and are easier to pick up after. Can you envision taking your horse for a walk like city folks do with their dogs, with those little plastic bags they use as a glove to pick up after their pooch? If it was a horse instead they’d need a ten gallon, triplestrength garbage bag to drag behind them.

Dogs are also a lot easier to

get rid of than a horse.

Having said all that, I like the fact that you have to earn the respect and love of a horse, while the lifetime friendship of a dog can be bought with a few table scraps. That’s because a dog’s brain and his stomach are in the same place.

Your horse can’t sleep at the foot of your bed (without hogging all the covers) and you can’t cuddle and carry your horse around in your arms like you can a Chihuahua or Cockapoo, unless you’re heckuva lot stronger than I am. Your horse also can’t ride around in the cab of your pickup like your dog does without it getting a little crowded. And if the wife wants to go along for the ride you’re going to hurt one of their feelings by making one ride in the back. And I’ll admit that with many dogs you can tell them to sit and rollover, whereas the last horse I had that could do that darn near died from a twisted gut.

Yes, a dog is about as close to perfection as an animal can get, and that’s no glittering gener-

Speaking Out Loud

the Lord. Say to Him, 'Take away all iniquity and receive us graciously, that we may present the fruit of our lips.'"

In Daniel 10:12 Gabriel tells Daniel, "Your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words." He didn't come in response to his thoughts.

2 hours. Strain the raisins and mix them with the cranberries, sugar, flour, grated orange peel, and the other 1/4 cup Grand Marnier. Toss until well mixed.

Roll out the dough and line a 9-inch pie pan with it. Fill with the cranberry-raisin mixture, mounding it toward the center. Fit the top crust over the mixture, trimming and crimping the edges. Make several slashes in the top and brush with the egg glaze. Refrigerate the pie for 1 hour, then brush it again with the glaze. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 15 minutes, then turn the oven down to 350 degrees and cook another 45 minutes. Cool on a rack. Serves 8

Note: If you like, serve with a scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

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ality. And yet ... a dog is not a horse, if you know what I mean? I recall that the very first time I ever climbed up on a horse I fell head over heels in love. Literally. When I got up and dusted myself off I immediately wanted to be a cowboy and spend the rest of my life in the saddle. Who can resist when a horse looks at you with those big brown eyes and nuzzles your hand looking for a treat?

Horses don’t watch TV like dogs do and they are more noble, intellectual and self-sufficient. They’re also capable of hauling you around all day with nary a complaint, whereas most dogs don’t like the sensation of 280 pounds of ugly, dead weight on their backs. That great American cowboy, Will Rogers, once said that, “A man that don’t love a horse, there is something the matter with him.”

And that, my friends, is no glittering generality.

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Iwould think that most of us by now have learned about the power of our words.

From motivational speakers to best-selling books to online memes, to mantras being sold on cassette tapes back in the day, we have been hearing about the power of our own words from everywhere. The world calls it manifesting or the Law of Attraction. I'm not discrediting the importance of hearing words from our own lips. But neither am I talking about "blab it and grab it."

The belief that our words hold power is not a new concept; God told us about this in the Scriptures thousands of years ago. In Hosea 14:2 it says, "Take words with you and return to

In Luke, the disciples ask Jesus, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples." In response, Jesus said, "When you pray, SAY: Father, hallowed by Your name..." What follows is what we have come to know as the "The Lord's Prayer."

Matthew 12:37 says, "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

Proverbs 18:21 straightforwardly says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit." WOW. I guess our words have more influence than we give them credit for.

I love praying out loud and coming to the Lord with actual

words. I know the Lord knows all my thoughts and He knows me inside and out (Psalm 139). Sometimes I don't even have words to put together because I'm so weighed down by life. The Lord hears those, too. But when I pray out loud to God so the enemy (Satan himself, the accuser according to Revelation 12:10) and any of his minions can hear me, that is empowering! You have to remember that the enemy can't read our minds. He is not omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful), or omnipresent (everywhere all at once). Really, the only power the enemy has is what we give him. We so often surrender our weak spots willingly when we let it out of our mouths. How often have we said such things as "I'm so dumb!", "I knew that was going to happen!", "I can't do that!", "I know I'm going to fail.", "That's too hard for me."? Let's be more careful with what we let out of our mouths.

At least three times, Jesus tells

us in the New Testament that if we SAY to a mountain "Move!" it must move. He didn't say if we want it bad enough, if we wish for it to move, if we send good vibes towards the mountain, or if we focus really hard and try to move it with our minds. He tells us to open our mouths and say it.

I think a major reason the Lord would have us say things out loud is because we need to hear it. We are so easily influenced by what we hear. The advertising world gets it. It takes just as much energy to say something positive then negative. Why waste breath on death and negativity? We can definitely talk ourselves into some messes. Let your own ears hear yourself speak and pray out loud so the world's voices and the enemy's voice won't drown out truth.

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Deandra Tyler Dominates In First Indoor Meet of 2023

Former Greyhound leading UCI throwers

ATASCADERO – The University of California at Irvine indoor track and field program kicked off its season this past weekend in Washington at the inaugural Spokane Indoor Challenge and saw several great performances, but none better than by former Greyhound Deandra Tyler.

The Atascadero alumna, who graduated in 2020, was a double champion on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 14, winning both the women’s shot put and the weight. Not only did Tyler take home first in both events she competed in, but she also began her ascent up the Anteater all-time ranks, joining another former Greyhound in Bri Villanueva.

Tyler began her afternoon throwing the weight, which for the uninitiated is essentially a cannonball with a triangle handle on top of it, and launched her way to a 54-03.25 (a personal best), which moved her up three spots on the all-time list and into fourth in school history. The current school record in the weight was set in 2019 and is held by Barbara Coward at 58-04.75, while Villanueva currently sits in second at 58-01.25.

For her second and final event of the afternoon, Tyler threw the shot put and once again set a new personal best, defeating all other competitors by 3 feet with a mark of 48-00. Once again, the former Greyhound found herself in the record books, this time further solidifying her spot with the third-longest throw in school history and is now just two feet from the top spot.

While Tyler is now shining brightly for the Anteaters, her story begins in the dark. The now college junior graduated from AHS in 2020, meaning she lost her entire senior track season due to the rise of the COVID19 pandemic.

“I started throwing the shot my sophomore year of high school and only got into it because our throwing coach [Darvell Cullors] reached out to me,” Tyler told the Atascadero News. “I started off my track career running freshman year but did not enjoy it. Once he got me out there throwing, I've been doing it ever since.”

Tyler showed promise in her first two years with the Hounds, finishing as the runner-up in the shot put and third in the discus at the 2019

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“We didn’t have a senior year because of COVID but we competed for two weeks before it happened, so it was really a bad situation because I didn’t get the marks I needed to transfer into a college for throwing,” Tyler explained. “Then Bri [Villanueva] at UCI reached out and told me to come on a visit. So, I visited, and ended up signing here.”

However, even with a place to call home, Tyler was still unable to compete as the pandemic also claimed the 2021 season, meaning she had now taken as many years off from competition as she had under her belt completely. Despite the setbacks, she remained focused and dedicated herself to the strength program and emerged as someone to watch in her sophomore season.

“The coaching style is different at the college level,” Tyler noted. “Because there is a whole program built around it. My high school coaches knew how to throw, but now I have a program where I have to lift weights and throw two events, and it has helped me greatly, especially in the shot put. When I first came in I was throwing 40 feet but now my longest throw is 48 feet.”

In her sophomore season, Tyler was finally able to get back out on the field, put up the third-best shot put mark in school history, and cracked the top 10 in the weight, but still hadn’t been through the real college experience as all her classes were in the hybrid model without the in-person aspect available to her.

“We didn’t have any classes that were in-person, so balancing school and practices was easier. It wasn’t much of a college experience," she said. "Now as a junior, though, it feels like real school because I have in-person classes rather than online or hybrid models.”

Finally, in her junior year in college, Tyler’s life is back to that of a normal student-athlete and the results look like they are going to start pouring in.

The Anteaters will continue their indoor season next weekend when they make a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The indoor season is relatively short and will end at the NCAA Championships on March 10, and the former Greyhounds plans to be there throwing her best.

“I just want to keep working hard and keep PR’ing and increasing my throws so that I am at my best when we get to the conference championships and hopefully I can also be number one in program history,” Tyler said with a smile.

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CIF West Area meet, but was counting on her senior year to put up the marks she needed to get into a college that she wanted. After losing her senior season, the young thrower was looking for options when she got a call from Villanueva encouraging her to come to Irvine.
Atascadero High alumna Deandra Tyler prepares to throw the shot for UC Irvine. Tyler, and the Anteaters kicked off their indoor track season last weekend in Spokane, Washington. Photo by UCI Athletics
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increasing commercialization and development of San Luis Obispo. But the over 70 RAF troopers and personnel don’t seem to mind staying in the Central Coast’s wine country.

“We’ve been welcomed here, and it’s been really wonderful to be here,” says Blair, who has been enjoying the recent sunshine. “I sincerely hope we get back here in the summer.”

Some may be wondering why the A400 is such a big deal. The European-built military aircraft can go twice as far, carry twice the amount of freight, and is faster than its American C130 counterpart.

Blair — who cannot disclose how much the new aircraft costs — explains that following operations and combat in Afghanistan, military equipment and vehicles all


iReady diagnostic shows 53 percent of students are at grade level, compared to 38 percent in Fall 2022. In Winter 2021, only 33 percent of this same group of students was performing at or above grade level, with only 17 percent of students performing at or above grade level in Fall 2021.

Steps being taken to improve these scores include the creation of a mathematics instructional task force, focused professional development around mathematics instruction, and possible

became too large for the C130 to carry. Come this June, the remaining 14 C130s in the RAF’s fleet will be sold and replaced with the A400.

Eventually, Blair says the RAF will have a fleet of 22 A400s.

“It’s much more powerful,” Blair says, referring to the A400, which has the capability to get off the ground faster.

The new capabilities of the A400 allow their military to be more strategic in their ability to bring larger loads into smaller areas, whether it is for the army or for humanitarian reasons.

Blair explains the C130 has been all over the world serving in combat operations and humanitarian relief efforts.

“Those humanitarian disasters are where these aircraft really stand up,” he said.

The RAF has been drawn to Paso Robles, and the Central Coast, for its favorable climate and the diverse

math collaboratives to increase efficacy across district and grade levels.

And for Goal 3, the district’s data shows that 1,805 total English learners are reclassified fluent English proficient (RFEP) students, 1,231 are English learners, and 574 RFEP students are being monitored.

Steps the district plans to make to improve progress towards reclassification will include:

• Continuing to provide Designated English Language Development (ELD) training for teachers

searched due to high water conditions. Additionally, there has been help from drones to conduct aerial searches.

(Cal OES) and Cal Fire. Dive team members, search and rescue personnel and K-9s have all been assisting in the search for Doan now that the weather has permitted a week of productive searching.

Search crews have been concentrating efforts on those parts of the Salinas River that previously were unable to be

the radio.

“That got me interested in airplanes in that time period [of the war], right off the bat,” says Marrett as he goes on to explain his journey to later becoming a decorated United States Air Force officer.

Marrett graduated from Iowa State College in 1957 with a BS in chemistry and then entered the United States Air Force (USAF) as a second lieutenant from the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC). From there, he spent a few years in pilot and flight training at several Air Force bases (AFB) around the country. In 1964 he was selected to attend the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB where he flew

Over the last week, sheriff’s personnel received help from the CHP’s helicopter, which searched large portions of San Marcos Creek and the Salinas River in San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties.

Community members will have another chance to support the Doan family with a fund-

the Northrop T-38 Talon, Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, and General Dynamics F-106 Delta Dart.

After graduation, he transferred to the Fighter Test Branch at Edwards for three years, where he tested the McDonnell F-4C Phantom, Northrop F-5A, and the General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark.

After some convincing, Marrett went to Thailand to join the Vietnam conflict by flying the Douglas A-1 Skyraider as a “Sandy” rescue pilot in the 602nd Fighter Squadron. While there, he completed 188 combat missions, over 600 combat hours, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Air Medal with eight

terrain offered at Fort Hunter Liggett.

The airmen come to the Central Coast for training two to three times a year for about six weeks on each visit. During that visit, the RAF estimated it brings over $700,000 to the local economy. Breaking down that figure, it means over $300,000 for lodging and nearly $200,000 for meals, plus more for car rentals, fuel, and maintenance.

“It’s very much a positive economic benefit for Paso Robles, especially in the off-season,” says Newlon.

The RAF plans to return to Paso Robles for additional training around July 4.

Newlon says bringing the RAF to Paso Robles has been a collaborative effort with the community.

“The airport management has been great and very supportive and helpful in making this happen,” he said. “We couldn’t have done this without the city’s support.”

and administrators.

Continuing to provide Integrated ELD training for teachers and administrators.

• Continuing to promote that language instruction is the core to all content instruction. Ensuring that its teachers and administrators have a strong knowledge in implementing the Californian English Language Development Standards

For Goal 2, the district’s data shows the following for eighthgrade students:

Fall 2022 — 27 percent at or above grade level; 15 percent

raising event put on by the art exhibition “Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio” on Sunday, Jan. 29.

Sensorio founders Ken and Bobbi Hunter said, “Members of the Doan family work here at Sensorio and are part of our Sensorio family. We are all heartbroken at this tragedy and want to help in any way we can.”

This Sensorio Gives Back initiative will donate 90 percent

Oak Leaf Clusters.

Marrett’s year of rescue missions in Southeast Asia was a formidable one. Twelve pilots in Marrett’s squadron were lost that year, two suffered from severe burns that sent them home, and 26 airplanes were lost.

Here, Marrett recounts witnessing a pilot going down during one of his missions: “Suddenly, I see a parachute going to the tree and an airplane crashing into the ground — Now I am the only one left with two helicopters [who have] never been on a rescue. They have already shot down two airplanes. And that was the deer in the headlight that of all of my flying experience that was the one where I was just stunned.”

For this downed pilot,

approaching grade level

Winter 2022 — 25 percent at or above grade level; 19 percent approaching grade level

Same group of students: Fall 2021 — 16 percent at or above grade level; 21 percent approaching grade level Winter 2021 — 22 percent at or above grade level; 17 percent approaching grade level

• Pass rate for Algebra 1 — 68 percent of grade 9 students earned a “C” or higher during the fall semester 2022

Additional discussion was

of all ticket sales to support the family’s ongoing “Bring Kyle Home” efforts. Guests at Sensorio on Jan. 29 will also be given green ribbons, which are being worn by community members on the Central Coast to raise awareness and support for Kyle’s family.

“Bruce Munro: Light at Sensorio” is made up of internationally acclaimed British artist Munro’s “Field of Light,” featuring 100,000 glowing

Marrett was told to turn around and resume the rescue mission the next day. That pilot ended up in a prisoner of war camp for five years before returning home.

Marrett wrote the book “Cheating Death: Combat Air Rescues in Vietnam and Laos” to memorialize the men that were killed in his squadron.

“Rescue, I think, changed my outlook on life. Rescue is a big thing. It’s American,” Marrett says of his year of rescue.

When George retired from Hughes Aircraft in 1989, he couldn’t let go of the rescuer he had become. Moving to Atascadero for retirement, he couldn’t help but notice the homeless population there with no organization to help them.

had on where the district stands for each of those goals and their supportive goals: Supporting Goals

1. Plan to Assure Long-Term District Financial Stability a. Staffing Plan for Right-Sizing b. Review All Support Department Staffing and Responsibilities

c. Continued Commitment to Sound Business Practices

2. Update and Report on Facilities Master Plan a. Provide an Updated Construction Projects List with Budgets and Timelines

orbs over acres of hillside, and “Light Towers,” a maze of 69 towers made from 17,388 wine bottles illuminated in gently changing colors. It is currently open to the public (see days/hours below) at Sensorio, 4380 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles, California.

For tickets and more information, the public may visit

Since Doan’s disappearance, the Sheriff’s Office has made

“There are a lot of homeless veterans and there is just something about a veteran that is homeless and that just can’t be,” says Marrett as he explains why he felt called to the homeless cause. “That rescue [in Southeast Asia] changed my life and outlook on things.”

After years of working with the Atascadero Loaves and Fishes by expanding their services, the first Board of Directors for the soonto-be ECHO was born, with Marrett sitting as the group’s first vice president.

The journey to building ECHO into the organization it is today is recounted in Marrett’s latest self-published book. In it, he recounts their humble beginnings and the miracles their organization would soon foster.

b. Explore Creative Options, including Subsidized Essential Worker Housing and Charter Schools

3. Administrator Onboarding and Support

These goals are all aligned with the 2023 to 2024 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals. The full District goal presentation can be found here simbli. Meetings/ViewMeeting.aspx?S=36030368&MID=18136

The next PRJUSD meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m.

daily updates on their search efforts. However, they have not made an update since Sunday, Jan. 22. Paso Robles Press has reached out to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office to confirm what future search operations will look like but did not receive a response at the time of print.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

One cannot possibly condense all of Marrett’s stories and life onto one page. But that is OK because Marrett has written six books recounting the different chapters of his life. His experiences have impacted more than just himself and are ones that have gone down in history.

This February, Marrett celebrates 65 years of marriage with his wife, Jan. Together they have two children, Randall and Scott, and four grandchildren, Tyler, Zachary, Cali, and Casey.

Marrett has been inducted into the Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame, received the USAF Test Pilot School Distinguished Alumnus award, and was inducted as a Fellow with the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.



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46TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES JOSEPH R. BIDEN (D) 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500 Comments: (202) 456-1111 White House Switchboard: (202) 456-1414 SENATORS OF THE 117TH CONGRESS DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D) CLASS I 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-3841 ALEX PADILLA (D) 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-3553 40TH GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA GAVIN NEWSOM (D) c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160 REPRESENTATIVE OF CALIFORNIA’S 24TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT SALUD CARBAJAL (D) (202) 225-3601 REPRESENTATIVE OF CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 35 JORDAN CUNNINGHAM (R) Capitol: (916) 319-2035 District: (805) 549-3381 SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 1 SUPERVISOR JOHN PESCHONG (805) 781-4491 DISTRICT 5 SUPERVISOR DEBBIE ARNOLD (805) 781-4339 PASO ROBLES CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month | 6:30 p.m. Council Chambers 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles (805) 237-3888 MAYOR STEVE MARTIN (805) 237-3888 MAYOR PRO TEM STEVE GREGORY (805) 237-3888
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British Royal Air Force’s A400 sitting at the Paso Robles Municipal Airport waiting to take troops to Fort Hunter Liggett for parachute training. Contributed Photo
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