Paso Robles Press • June 6, 2024

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Three students named valedictorian and salutatorian at Templeton High School

Salutatorian Walker Craven to attend U.S. Naval Academy after getting hit by car sophomore year

TEMPLETON — Three Templeton High School seniors’ hard work has paid off as they were named the valedictorians and salutatorian of their class. Serafina Jarboe and Tatyana Ilieva tied as co-valedictorians and Walker Craven is the salutatorian for the Class of 2024. Combined, these three scholars had a total of 152 semesters of weighted honors, Advanced Placement, and college coursework.

Valedictorian Serafina Jarboe: UC San Diego — Bio Engineering

During her time at THS, Jarboe was in the National RR Society Mock Trial, science school and was in the Society of Women Engineers.

“I’m really interested in bioengineering ever since I took the theory and applications of molecular biotechnology class at the high school,” said Jarboe who currently has an internship at Cuesta College studying molecular science, which she says has solidified her interest in biology. Jarboe strives to excel in academics and consistently took classes that would challenge herself. “I didn’t go out of my way

Sold out Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest expands festivities to include more locals

The FWIBF featured 68 breweries from all over the world

PASO ROBLES—The sold-out Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival (FWIBF) returned to the Paso Robles Event Center for its 11th annual year on Saturday, June 1. But that wasn’t all: This year, the Firestone Walker team expanded its programming, which started on Tuesday, May 28, and went through Sunday, June 2.

May 28-30 was a San Luis Obispo Countywide pub crawl that started in San Luis Obispo and Pismo before heading

north to Paso Robles and concluding at the final destination of Ancient Owl Beer Garden in Atascadero on the 30th.

“You really do feel like you’re a little bit special when you get invited to be a part of this,” said Scotty Hargrave, the Brewmaster at Balter Brewing from Australia, at the event at Ancient Owl. “There’s a whole bunch of great brewers from all around the world. Obviously, a lot of friends here in the U.S. who are magnificent brewers, and there’s just so much good beer this weekend.”

Hargrave has been coming out for the FWIBF since 2019 and also commented on the hospitality he’s been shown every time he and his beers make the long trek to the Central Coast.

SafetyFest brings community and safety together in third annual event

The community event was created to connect the public with our local first responders and safety experts

PASO ROBLES — First responders came together in the name of safety at the third annual SafetyFest in Paso Robles City Park on Saturday, June 1. The community event was created to connect the public with our local first responders and safety experts.

Volunteer creator and co-producer of PASOSafe Mark Elterman explained they want to connect the public with these responders to help them, “fully understand and prepare for: natural disasters, extreme hazardous events and various threats to personal, home, and commercial safety.”

“Events like this, I think, remind all of us about having fun and the joy that you get to share, the hospitality, the thrill that you have sharing your passion for the craft,” stated FWIBF first-timer Ben Edmunds, who is the Brewmaster at Breakside Brewery in Portland, Oregon.

On Friday, May 31, the community was invited to the Firestone Walker Brewery for a Block Party from 1:30 to 10 p.m. They blocked off the street, and the community was invited to taste a selection of beers that would be featured at the fest the next day. There was also a barbecue and live music from Clouship, Bearded Uke, and Soundhouse to go along with the tastings.

City Council OKs pickleball court project to be put out for bid

After a drawn-out design process, which has also increased the estimated cost of the project, the Paso Robles City Council authorized the next step for pickleball courts to be built at Sherwood Park.

City Council approved initiation of design services in August 2021, and awarded a contract for design services two months later. Originally, the pickleball courts were envisioned to be located on the south side of Scott Street adjacent to Sherwood Dog Park, but due to flood plain considerations, the project was relocated to the north side of Scott Street adjacent to Sherwood Well #9. The final pickleball complex design includes seven lighted courts, restrooms, parking improvements and associated amenities.

Elterman told Paso Robles Press that they saw a significant increase in attendance at this year’s event. The event is free to the public and offered plenty of activities for children, live music and safety merchandise was available. The “family fun day” attitude of the day made it a fun enviornment for some usually serious safety topics. Safety learning activities were available from City of Paso Robles Fire and Emergency Services, Police Department, North SLO County CERT, Children’s Museum and the City Recreation Department.

New this year, PASOSafe — the community volunteer-based initiative that produces the event — saw a great increase in volunteer participation.

“We were so fortunate that several additional volunteers turned out to help promote, set up the event, deliver food and refreshments to first responders, and clean up post-event,” said Elterman.

Live entertainment was also available from local musicians,

The council authorized the project to be put out for bid during its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 4. During the meeting, the council also approved resolutions establishing the November general elections, but not before an involved discussion of the measure to extend the current sales tax, and approved the first reading of the repeal of a city ordinance banning dogs from city parks.

In her report on the pickleball court project, Public Works Director Freda Berman outlined the history of the project: The

The city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee endorsed the design in August 2022, and soon after authorized preparation on construction bid documents. Berman said while the estimated cost of the project was set at $1.2 million at the project’s beginning, that cost has ballooned to $3.4 million, and increase of $2.2 million or 183 percent. Factors delaying the

(From left to right) David Walker, Gabriel Magliaro, founder of Half Acre Beer Company, Matt Brynildson, and Nick Firestone are shown at the 11th Annual Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival in Paso Robles. Photo provided by Firestone Walker. (From left) Templeton High School Valedictorian Serafina Jarboe, Salutatorian Walker Craven, and Valedictorian Tatyana Ilieva are shown at Templeton High School’s Evening of Our Stars event. Photo by Matt Macfarlane
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Those attending the SafetyFest in Paso Robles enjoyed live music in addition to meeting first responders and learning about safety topics. Photos by Spencer Brown

“When the whole notion of doing the Invitational Beer Festival was conceived, with Tom Madden from the Pioneer Association, I think what we had originally envisioned is that it’d be largely local folks that would be buying the tickets and attending the festival. But this thing took on just a complete life of its own, and we’ve got people flying in from all over the country,” said Firestone Walker Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “In fact, I ran into folks from Brazil and Argentina who flew in for the event. I mean, this has really

to do it, but it was certainly something that I am proud of achieving and that I would look forward to achieving,” said Jarboe about being named valedictorian of her class. “I’m just excited and proud that my hard work has paid off.”

Jarboe will be attending UC San Diego in the fall after she fell in love with the campus and research opportunities they provide there. She looks forward to pursuing research and exploring the bioengineering field.

She thanked her parents for their support to get her where she is today, and all of the teachers and counselors at THS who have helped to along the way.

Valedictorian Tatyana Ilieva: Columbia — Computer Science Ilieva tied with Jarboe for valedictorian of the Class of 2024 at THS.

She keeps herself busy with a wide range of interests.

“I love to draw and paint, and I like to code and work on my

gotten the attention of the international beer world. As a result, we realized that oftentimes the thing sells out so quickly that a lot of local people may not even get a chance to get the tickets. Our hope is that we can share some of the magic before and after the fest, more so before with doing some of these events around town.”

The sold-out FWIBF was once again a huge hit with breweries from all over the world being invited to share their beer in the North County. The weather was perfect, the beer was flowing, and the food was divine as approximently 4,000 people filled the Paso Robles Event Center.

“It never feels crowded. The Mid-State Fair-

websites and businesses,” Ilieva said. “I have the best time playing tennis and running with my friends, which has been a great experience throughout high school. Robotics, science bowl, and mock trial have been a lot of fun too.”

When asked what her reaction was to learning about her academic achievement, she said she was surprised and grateful as it wasn’t something she expected.

“When I was a freshman, I did want to be valedictorian, but by sophomore year, I didn’t think I had a great chance at it,” she said. “But, I wanted to continue challenging myself and learning as much as I could. I figured, even if I didn’t get the title, there was still value in the classes and work. It wasn’t necessarily the goal, but it seemed to work out in the end.”

After high school, Ilieva will be attending Columbia University for computer science and hopes to work with technology that will create positive social impacts and continue working on her own businesses. Ilieva thanks her brother

including Athena Sorenson, Emily Smith, Noach Tangeras, Lance Robison, and Rowdy Yates. They all also volunteered their time to the event. The festival added a drawing of safety and other local business giveaways to attendees who completed safety surveys.

“This year, we increased attendance, especially from North County families,” said Elterman. “We also heard from many families, who returned

progress of the project included the initial site change, design changes made after public input, and corrections made to the original construction plans.

Councilmember Sharon Roden asked Berman what has changed to cause such a large increase in estimated construction costs.

“Estimated contracting costs have exponentially increased over the last two years,” Berman answered. “Supplies and materials have exponentially increased ...”

“In the last two years?” Roden interjected.

“Yes, ever since COVID,” Berman said.

Berman mentioned that the $3.4 million estimate is a “worst case scenario” and that the hope is that when it goes to bid, they may get bids lower that that. She also pointed that the cost isn’t just for the pickleball courts, but for a new parking lot, retention basins, and a barbecue pit, among other things.

and sister for their continuous support and encouragement over the years.

“I am also so grateful for my friends who have pushed me to challenge myself and have been a source of positivity in my life. They’re the best,” she said. “I also feel so much gratitude to my teachers who have shown me the importance of the process of making mistakes, learning, and growing. The experiences I have had with them over the years have been nothing but positive and I feel truly blessed to have met and learned from them.”

Salutatorian Walker Craven: U.S. Naval Academy — Chemistry

Craven was named the salutatorian of the Class of 2024, but he started high school not on the best foot. When he was 15 years old, Craven was hit by a car while walking to football practice, causing him to suffer from severe physical ailments and injuries.

However, those injuries did not slow Craven down. He was heavily involved in the high

from prior SafetyFests who said they stayed much longer this year to learn more and play more in the park.”

When asked about how the SafetyFest impacts our community, Elterman said the main goal is to create a positive interaction between citizens and first responders while delivering free on-site training and educational resources in a fun environment.

“Every year, we receive an increased number of sign-ups in the North SLO County CERT program, to learn and be trained on basic disaster response skills, to create a safer commu -

Roden was still skeptical. “It just feels like an awful lot in a short amount of time,” she said.

Councilmember Chris Bausch wondered if reducing the number of courts or building in phases would help reduce the current costs.

“The devil is in the details,” he admitted. “If we can build what we can afford to build now, we can issue an IOU to promise to build it down the road.”

Berman said building in phases would drive up the cost, which Bausch said he knew would be case, and reducing the courts would be less useful for an increasing group of players, and the cost savings from doing so wouldn’t bring it close to the original $1.2 million.

In Public Comment, Larry Weir, who identified himself as a pickleball ambassador in Paso Robles, advocated for the complex.

“I appreciate the efforts to get this started,” he said. “The number of pickleballs has gone through the roof. We

grounds is just an incredible place. We’re so blessed to have that as a place to do these types of events. All the facilities are there. We’ve done this enough, and now we know the space,” added Brynildson. Amazing music continued, and The White Buffalo and the local Mark Adams Band played at the festival.

“It was kind of magical. Everything just fell into place, and so I was really proud of both our team and The Pioneer Association, with all their volunteers. It was just a great group effort. It worked really well,” continued Brynildson.

While participants were out tasting beer they were also casting votes for their favorite brew-

school’s FFA chapter office and regionally also participated in speaking competitions. He took part in Olympic weightlifting for the past two years, varsity football since his sophomore year, and varsity track and field all four years of high school.

As Craven says, he has kind of done it all around campus. He was active in the campus Friday Night Live — a drug abatement club — then was an MC for the annual Mock Rock production. Beyond that, he says if there is a club, chances are he has participated in it.

Regarding the accident his sophomore year, he said, “It kind of reignited my interest in medicine, which is already a personal entry of mine because of weightlifting, weight training, exercise. It’s that hobby and pastime you have to learn about the physiology of the human body and how it works to best perform and improve yourself. And that requires exercise and weight training, getting stronger, getting faster.”

Medicine was already an interest of Craven’s prior to his acci-

nity,” said Elterman.

ery and their favorites eats of the festival. People’s Choice Award for Best Brewery went to Green Cheek Brewing Company from Orange for the second year in a row and People’s Choice Restaurant went to Etto Pastifico from Paso Robles.

“We’re just so proud to be able to do this in Paso Robles, and I really think it’s a jewel in our community’s crown,” Brynildson said of the FWIBF.

Like always the FWIBF benefited the nonprofit Paso Robles Pioneer Day. Dates for the 12th Annual FWIBF have not been announced yet, but the Firestone Walker team are excited to bring it back in 2025.

dent. He was then introduced to some of the top orthopedic surgeons and neurologists in the world at the Stanford Medical Center, which ingnited him to find a pathway into medicine.

“That kind of reignited my interest in medicine and allowed me to pursue a pathway in which I could help and serve others while also pursuing my own interests and having a stable income through medicine,” he added.

Earning an academic achievement like salutatorian was not something Craven expected. Although he has been told by peers about his class ranking since his freshman year, Craven kind of pushed it off as insignificant.

“That’s not what I’m here for,” he said. “I’m here to get my education to the best of my ability to grow, to make memories, to make connections with those around me, and to improve my community. So it’s kinda just like a it’s a byproduct of the class that I took to get the credits I needed and my own personal interests.”

Craven is grateful for the

All of SafetyFest’s event proceeds support the North SLO County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), a public beneficiary program — sponsored by the City of Paso Robles Fire & Emergency Services — that educates community volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact our community and trains them in basic disaster response skills. Proceeds from exhibitors and sponsors support North SLO County CERT, which uses all donations for training supplies, equipment, and

contributed to the city of Paso Robles through our memberships, and we bring a lot of people from out of town.

I know the estimates are scary, but let’s hope for the best with the bids.”

However, there was opposition from call-in residents Jan Alban and Linda George, who said in separate comments that there were other pressing issues the city had to deal with.

“It sounds like a good project,” George said. “However, the state is broke, the city is broke. There are far more important needs in the city.”

Ultimately, the council approved putting out the project to bid by a 4-1 vote, with Bausch voting no.

In other business, the council authorized the November general election, to be held Nov. 5, with six separate votes. The one item that incurred debate was the ballot measure to extend the 1/2-cent sales tax. The tax has been in effect since 2013, and up for vote for extension each year. While that tax money has been used exclusively for road improvements and maintenance,



opportunity to speak to his peers as a whole come graduation night. After high school, Craven will be attending the United States Naval Academy. He is looking forward to being able to study abroad and serve his country, and then pursue medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon.

Craven has many to thank for helping him on this journey. He thanked all of his ag teachers: Russell Zimmerman, Brandi Bognuda, Landon Sudberry, and Chris Hildebrand. “[I’m grateful to] All of them for guidance and leadership and pursuit of excellence,” he said. He also thanked his athletic coaches — Hodges, Marcel, Dan Crow, Culter, Rosalie Smith, and Coach Jimmy — “for pushing me to pursue physical fitness to the best of my ability and perform with integrity and heart.”

He added, “And then all the teachers I’ve ever had at Templeton High School for encouraging my academic success and allowing me to be myself and to help my peers and, of course, my family, [for] a loving heart.”

additional training courses, including a new Teen CERT program.

The North SLO County CERT funds are managed by the Sheriff’s Advisory Foundation (SAF), a nonprofit that provides equipment and resources for all San Luis Obispo County law enforcement agencies.

“We are still undergoing the reconciliation of all donations, but the event essentially breaks even each year,” said Elterman.

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the tax money is actually part of the general fund and there is no specific requirement for the money to be used for roads.

Bausch suggested that the language be updated to require the use of the money for roads, but Roden pointed out that if the tax is earmarked for a specific use, it would have to be approved by two-thirds of the voters instead of a majority.

Also, the tax has a sunset clause on March 31, 2025. Councilmember Steve Gregory moved to put the ballot measure on with the sunset clause removed, so that that it could be bonded, therefore eligible for grants.

Councilmember Fred Strong seconded and the measure passed 4-1, with Bausch dissenting. All the other election items passed unanimously.

Also, the council approved the first reading of a potential repeal of Ordinance No. 489, which has prohibited dogs from the grounds of city parks.

The ordinance was adopted in 1984, but Paso Robles Police Commander

Rick Lehr said the repeal would allow dogs in city parks, but all relevant state and local laws relating to animal control would remain intact.

The repeal was questioned by Bausch, who was concerned about health issues involving untended dog feces in the park, and also said the person who donated the land for the park had conditions of the donation that no alcohol and no dogs be allowed. Strong claimed there was still a prevalent danger of kids suffering dog bites showing up in hospital ERs and was concerned about children’s safety in the parks if the ban was repealed.

Other councilmembers downplayed the concerns of danger to kids, and said the city could encourage and expect cleanup of dog feces by pet owners.

The first reading was approved by a 3-2 vote, with Bausch and Strong dissenting, with the understanding that the heirs to the land donor would be consulted before it went back to council.

The next City Council meeting will be Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m.


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Diablo citizens’ panel discusses re-use of plant site

Handful of options looked at during meeting on May 22

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — A citizens’ panel on the decommissioning of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant heard potential re-use scenarios for one portion of the expansive coastal lands, with a handful of options being looked at. And from the presentations offered by the experts, energy-related uses could play a large role.

The Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel was in Atascadero on Wednesday, May 22, to hear what government agencies and the company are doing to prepare for the eventual closure and removal of the power plant andthe potential uses for offshore wind energy was a focus.

Plant owner Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) spokesman, Tom Jones, ran down the complex nature of “Parcel P,” the specific area where the nuclear reactors, power building, marina, desalination plant, waste storage, and administration building, among other structures, sit.

Overall, the lands surrounding the plant cover about 12,000 total acres, and include a variety of land types: pasturelands, oak woodlands, coastal bluffs, and mountains with coastal dune scrub habitats.

Each area has its own unique set of issues to deal with, from Native American archaeological and historic sites, protected ag lands, and the coast, which includes numerous offshore rocks and reefs.

Jones noted the potential for re-using the small manmade marina, which is protected by breakwaters. With a little workit could accommodate some of the needs for the offshore floating wind turbine projects being developed now for a nearly 400-square-mile patch of open ocean 20-30 miles off San Simeon.

Floating offshore wind

Three offshore leases were auctioned off by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to three different companies, each intending to produce 1 gigawatt of capacity and 3 GWs total.

Diablo Canyon’s 230,000

volt (230KV) and 500KV transmission lines could be reused to connect the offshore energy to the state power grid.

There’s the potential to transmit 6 GW of power through the existing transmission lines, Jones said, and Diablo Canyon uses 2.5 GW now. So there is capacity now on the existing lines, which generally cost about $1 million a mile to string on land.

One of the sticky problems with the offshore floating wind farms is the needed harbor facilities: a deep-water port andmassive portside assembly and maintenance facility, plus port facilities for smaller maintenance vessels.

Diablo Canyon’s harbor is over 30 feet deep and with a bit of dredging, it could be deepened, Jones explained. He said PG&E could save $400 million if it could find a new use for the marina and not have to remove it when the plant closes.

“And it would give California a new public harbor,” Jones said.

Offshore wind (OSW) also might be able to re-use some of the support structures at the plant and if needed they have about 30 more acres that could be developed on Parcel P.

Jones cautioned that the OSW talk is premature.

PG&E hasn’t seen any plans, he said, and they don’t know at this time what their requirements are.

He added that at least two universities — Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly SLO — have toured the plant with an eye towards potentially setting up an ocean research facility.

A proposed battery storage plant in Morro Bay came up early. Panel member Dave Houghton asked about the BESS project in Morro Bay, and if there might be room at Diablo Canyon for that project, instead of the old Morro Bay Power Plant property.

Jones replied, “You certainly could.” He said the company’s potential re-use scenarios previously announced, includesbattery storage built on the plant’s parking lots.

The Morro Bay BESS is being sited on a 22-acre former oil tank farm on the 100-acreplus Morro Bay Power Plant property.

County review

The SLO County Planning Department’s Susan Strachen ran down the county’s work on the July 2023 Environmental Impact Report for the decommissioning.

That draft EIR (DEIR) lists eight possible re-use concepts for Parcel P: a clean technology industrial park, recreation uses like camping and a resort hotel, energy storage, energy research, institutional uses (university), cultural and historic preservation, a desalination plant, and a “Central Coast Offshore Wind Area.”

A cleantech innovation park, she said, could be a mixed-use facility with clean energy research and development, marina (blue economy), a Chumash community center, expansion of the deal plant to add to the county’s water supply, and education.

She cautioned that this was for informational purposes

only and they’ve done no analysis on the feasibility of any of these re-use ideas.

The options were mined from studies conducted by others, including the Decommissioning Panel’s own strategic vision statement, a report from Friends of Diablo Canyon Lands aimed at conserving the property, PG&E’s plant repurposing and re-use report, a report from REACH (a citizen’s economic development group), and from public comments gleaned during the county’s DEIR process.

Of these, the resort hotel and recreation idea seemed the biggest change, as this could include a main lodge, with cabins, yurts, tent camping areas, or “moderate intensity camping,” she said.

Strachen added that it could also include an amphitheater, restaurants, stores, and conference rooms.

Currently, they are in the process of writing responses to all the comments they received on the DEIR and the goal is to release a final EIR by the end of this year, she said.

The DEIR for the decommissioning of Diablo Canyon is posted on the County Planning Department’s website at

Blowin’ in the wind Panel facilitator Chuck An-

ders turned the discussion over to three speakers with a focus on the wind energy projects.

Matthew Blazek, a renewable energy specialist with BOEM, ran down that agency’s process for leasing the Morro Bay call area off San Simeon. The idea was first hatched in 2016.

BOEM takes one to two years for its planning and analysis stage, Blazek explained. It includes forming a task force among government agencies, putting out a call for information and “nominations,” identifying a location and conducting preliminary environmental reviews. Stage 2 involves the leasing work.

Blazek said leasing is a oneto two-year process involving publishing notices (in the Congressional Record), conducting the auctions, and negotiating terms for leases.

The three winning companies are Central California Offshore Wind, LLC, which bid $150.3 million for 80,418 acres of the wind area; Equinor Wind US, LLC ($130 million, 80,062 acres); and Invenergy California Offshore, LLC ($145.3M, 80,418 acres).

The Morro Bay call area has already been through BOEM’s first two stages and is currently doing site assessment.

Officially, site assessment is broken into site characterization and site assessment plan,

but Blazek said there’s a lot more to it. The companies must also come up with a “tribal” plan, essentially an agreement to address any Native American issues that might come up, and BOEM is also working on an environmental review.

Equinor, he said, has already started surveying the seafloor at the call area, which is in federal waters out past 3 miles from shore.

On a side note, Equinor recently withdrew an application it had before the Coastal Commission asking for a “de minimis” permit to conduct sound wave mapping in state waters — inside 3 miles from shore.

Though the call area is in federal waters, the transmission cables (export cables) will have to run through state territory, so a permit is needed from the Coastal Commission.

The commission’s executive director was ready to approve the scaled-down review, but the company instead pulled the item and issued a statement that said they would re-apply for a full Coastal Development Permit process.

That’s a complicated and often lengthy process that can take a couple of years to navigate.

Though the transmission route is the state’s responsibility, Blazek said they are also

BESS on minds Satellite image shows the Diablo Canyon Power Plant with the red line delineating “Parcel P,” the reuse for which was the subject of a recent meeting of the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Panel.
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Intersection improvement project: North River Road and River Oaks Drive

An important intersection improvement project at North River Road and River Oaks Drive is scheduled to begin soon and will include traffic control and a detour.

Project Details

Location: Intersection of North River Road & River Oaks Drive

Dates: June 10 to July 17

Scope of Work: North River Road: Traffic control for north/south bound traffic at the intersection.

• River Oaks Drive: Not accessible at North River. There will be a detour posted to Union Road, where residents can then access the neighborhood via Golden Hill to Dallons, or Golden Hill to 46E to Buena Vista Drive. Partialclosure from Experimental Station to North River, accessible to residents and emergency vehicles only.

Please drive slowly and be prepared to stop. Follow all posted detour signs and directions to ensure safe travel through the area. Message boards with project details have been posted along North River Road and River Oaks Drive to inform and guide drivers through the affected areas.

This is a traffic mitigation measure included in the Development Agreement for the River Oaks II project and is aimed at enhancing safety and traffic flow in the area.

Overnight traffic control to begin Sunday, June 9, on Highway 46

Overnight traffic control on Highway 46 East is scheduled for Sunday, June 9, at 7 p.m. to allow for a paving operation between the intersection of Highway 46/Airport Road and the Highway 46/US 101 interchange.

The overnight traffic control will take place Sunday through Thursday nights on both eastbound and westbound lanes between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting.

This paving operation is expected to be complete in four weeks. Travelers may experience delays of up to 10 minutes.

This work is part of a project that includes improvements from near the US 101/Highway 46 East Interchange to just east of Airport Road. The contractor for this $8.9 million project is Papich Construction of Arroyo Grande. Travelers are encouraged to be aware

working with the California Department of Energy on potential OSW leases in state waters. That’s something that has recently cropped up as a goal by the state, installing wind turbines near shore, up and down California. BOEM’s site analysis could take six years.

The fourth stage of BOEM’s process is construction and operations. This, too, is multi-faceted.

The companies must write construction and operations plans; design, fabrication and installation reports; a decommissioning plan; and environmental and technical reviews, a process that typically takes another three years.

BOEM agrees the port siting is crucial, and will be expensive. Blazek said they’ve done a port assessment study andDiablo Canyon has potential for an operations and maintenance port. The offshore wind port sites will require a great deal of money, he said, up to $50 million, with a timeline of as much as seven years — construction taking three years.

Diablo Canyon’s marina could need $10 million in up-

of electronic message boards, flaggers and all highway workers within these work zones.

Rides in the carnival to be free on Opening Day of California Mid-State Fair

The California Mid-State Fair is once again teaming up with Helm & Sons Amusements to offer free carnival rides on Opening Day, Wednesday, July 17. The fairgrounds main gate and carnival open at 4 p.m. and will be open until fairclosing at midnight. Of course, carnival ride height and size restrictions still apply, but everyone rides for free in the Main Carnival and Cub Country! And yes, this does include the Big Splash water ride, PLUR Spinning Coaster, and Medusa. Visit for a full ride list.

The promotion does not include Fair admission. It does not include games, as those will be “pay-as-youplay” as usual and cannot be combined with any other promotion or discount.

“Wow Express” passes will be available for purchase on Wednesday, July 17, for $30 for those who want to skip the ride lines.

Pre-sale “Unlimited Ride Wristbands” for Main Carnival and Cub Country, presented by Subaru SLO, are on sale now for all other days of the fair and can be purchased through Helm & Sons Amusements at Support local youth nonprofit organizations by purchasing your unlimited carnival ride wristband vouchers directly from them. You can find a list of participating organizations at

Daily CMSF admission tickets available at Farm Supply with discounted pre-sale pricing

The California Mid-State Fair announced that pre-sale Daily Admission tickets are now available for purchase at local Farm Supply Company stores located in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, and Santa Maria.

These are the absolute lowest presale Daily Admission ticket prices you will find anywhere. This deal runs now through July 16 and are priced as follows:

Adult (ages 13-61): $11.50 (regular is $15)

• Senior (ages 62+): $10.50 (regular is $12)

• Youth (ages 6-12): $8.50 (regular is $9)

Children ages 5 and under are free

Please check your local Farm Sup-

grades, according to a chart Blazek presented. That would be to “upgrade for operations and maintenance needs,” he said. And all this “has to be ready by the late 2020s to early 2030s.”

He added that at this time, “No decisions have been made on California ports.” As for the State’s OSW dreams, he said the goal is to develop 25 GW of capacity by 2035.

Boosting the power grid

This will also require work on the power grid, in particular high voltage transmission lines. Jeff Billinton, California Independent System Operator’s director of transmission infrastructure planning, said they have been working on an overall plan for how these future developments would tie in with the power grid and where and how much additional transmission capacity might be needed to meet the state’s goals.

Cal-ISO has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Energy Commission and the Public Utilities Commission to work on the transmission and grid system.

Their MOU was updated in 2022 and “offshore wind is a component,” Billinton said. He said they’re planning for

ply for store hours and note that only credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex) are accepted. For other deals and discounts, visit


Atascadero Chamber of Commerce celebrates Jr. CEO graduates

The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the success of the 2024 Jr. CEO Program with a graduation celebration for all students who completed the five-week course.

The graduation celebration held at The Ravine Waterpark, hosted and provided by owner Brett Butterfield, was an afternoon to remember. A few highlights include miniature golf, games, thrill of Thunder Run and Godzilla waterslides, lunch, and ice cream.

Concluding the afternoon was an awards ceremony where students were acknowledged for successfully completing the program. The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce would also like to thank the 2024 Jr. CEO Program sponsors: Better Business Bureau, Carmel and Naccasha, Central Coast Moving Co., Central Coast Party Factory, Eagle Medical, Gannage Design & Construction, Kiwanis, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, RA Architect & Engineering, Rotary, SLO Credit Union, SLO County Office of Education. Their support reinforces the importance of community in nurturing future leaders.

For more information about the Jr. CEO Program, visit


SLO Food Bank shares how to help alleviate hunger on Hunger Awareness Day

On June 7, the San Luis Obispo Food Bank invites community members to participate in Hunger Awareness Day, an initiative aimed at raising awareness about food insecurity and alleviating hunger across San Luis Obispo County.

Over the past year, the demand for food assistance has surged, with the SLO Food Bank serving 16 percent more individuals each month than in the previous year.

Currently, the Food Bank provides nutritious food to over 36,500 residents each month.

To address the urgent need for ac-

some 85 GW in renewable energy sources — solar, wind, offshore wind, geothermal — across the state.

proposed for here.

“Now it’s just Morro Bay and Humboldt,” Billinton said. Potentially in the future, they could also have the wind turbines offshore in Mendocino County. Right now they’re planning for 3,100 megawatts (3.1 GW) for the Morro Bay call area, but there’s potentially more possible.

Billinton said if the call area’s capacity grows above the current 3 GWs, or if Diablo Canyon stays open for 20 more years, “it would require adding transmission lines to both” Morro Bay and Diablo Canyon.

Where it will be added depends on where the OSW power comes ashore. When it comes ashore there will need to be switching equipment put in to step the power up so it transmits on the grid. Billinton said this would need 5-10 acres of land or up to 12 acres.

East Coast example

The panel also heard from Dr. Divya Kuthakoti, an engineer with Orsted, an offshore wind company working on the East Coast. There, she said, the turbines are embedded in the seafloor and not floating, as is

cess to nutritious food in the community, Hunger Awareness Day features several keyactivities: Matching Gift Challenge: New recurring donors will have a year’s worth of their support instantly doubled, thanks to a generous $500,000 match from The Balay Ko Foundation.

• Community Fundraising Sites:

On June 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., volunteers will be stationed at various grocery stores and shopping centers throughout the county to raise awareness and funds.

CalFresh Application Assistance Sites: On June 7, 1 to 4:30 p.m. neighbors can get one-on-one application help applying for free money for groceries. The sites will be held at public libraries across SLO County, including Atascadero, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Nipomo, and Arroyo Grande.

In Paso Robles, volunteers will be at the Walmart on Niblick Road collecting donations. This is a money donation onlyevent that used to be known as “One Day One Dollar.” Volunteers from the Highland Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and Zurn will be there to help collect donations.

Learn more about how you can feed SLO County at


SLO County Council of Governments seeking input on Road Safety Action Plan

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments(SLOCOG) received a Federal Safe Streets for All (SS4A) grant to prepare a Regional Safety Action Plan to identify actions that can make a difference in evolving the roadway network into a safe mobility network. The plan takes a regional look to establish vision and goals, include holistic and inclusive public engagement, conduct crash data and equity analysis to enhance locally adopted safety plans, and provide data and engagement tools for ongoing use.

The plan will conclude with project and programmatic strategies and recommendations for improving the built environment with safety countermeasures and regional public safety engagement activities such as campaigns to discourage speeding, drunk and distracted driving. The plan will position the region and agencies to be eligible for future state and federal implementation grants.

SLOCOG is seeking public en-

A typical wind farm on the East Coast has the turbines’ transmission cables buried in the seafloor, rising up to a floating substation, and then buried again all the way to shore, usually coming up again at another substation some distance inland.

Each layout is site specific, she said, and depends greatly on acquiring rights of way from landowners, as well as the type of substation being used. Gas-cooled substations can be stacked but air-cooled equipment requires more area.

She noted the South Fork Wind Farm off New York. That 130 MW wind farm is the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in federal waters (see

GO-BIZ is busy

Danna Stroud, who is with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, or GO-BIZ, said the funding for their efforts is coming out of Senate Bill 846, which authorizes Diablo Canyon to remain in operation for another five years, and includes provisions calling for plans for the eventual re-use of the Parcel P.

Her office is working on that aspect of SB 846, and she said

gagement through a survey, interactive map, and attendance at local events. Collecting input from across the region will help provide context-specific information and regional perspectives related to roadway safety. An online questionnaire is available to gain people’s experiences on the roadways and an online interactive map is available to solicit input from the community on locations that have perceived safety concerns.

Engagement activities will conclude on Nov. 17, the Word Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2024, with a sobering event to remember local victims of roadway brutality (tentatively scheduled to be in front of the San Luis Obispo courthouse).

A Road to Zero Steering Committee has been formed to oversee the Road Safety Action Plan development, implementation and monitoring, and is meeting approximately quarterly in 2024 and 2025. SLOCOG and the Steering Committee are also planning the 2024 SLO Safe Streets Forum on Oct. 2 to bring information and speakers together to discuss the ongoing roadway safety efforts and vision of the region. The forum brings community, local, regional, state & federal partners together to explore regional transportation safety and continue to push forward the Road to Zero and focus on eliminating roadway fatalities and serious injuries for all modes in the San Luis Obispo region. This will be the third consecutive year of having a forum.

Both the SLO Safe Streets Forum and World Day of Remembrance are events that have been developed as part of the stakeholder listening that has taken place to date.

The Regional Road Safety Action Plan builds on the Road to Zero Coalition, a coordinated, data-driven campaign sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in response to the thousands of lives lost on American roadways each year. In SLO County alone, 155 fatalities and 832 serious, life-changing injuries occurred on roadways between 2018 and 2022. The Road to Zero safety target to end these fatalities by 2050 is based on data-driven evidence that traffic fatalities are preventable, and zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries are the only acceptable outcome. You can stay updated on progress and ways to stay involved with the Safety Action Plan and find additional resources and information on the project website at

they are planning to go out for bids for a consultant to write the plan, probably sometime this fall.

She said the plan is to go public with the Request for Proposals in late July or early August, and to solicit bids in August-September. The goal is to be ready to award a contract in October or early November.

They have a target date of Spring 2026 to complete this planning, as the $5 million in funding from SB 846 runs outthat October.

She said their goal is to figure out how Parcel P could be re-used to “create the good paying jobs.” She added that their focus is on re-uses that “align with economic sectors that are emerging on the Central Coast.”

Panel member Linda Vanasupa asked where Native Americans, who have first right of refusal on the re-use, fit in these plans?

Stroud said she was not in a position to respond to that at this time.

PG&E’s Jones said that was “not binding” in part because Parcel P isn’t actually owned by PG&E, but the utility leases Parcel P from Eureka Energy.

If they could sell off the facilities for re-use it would save

PG&E’s customers money, which Jones said could lead to rebates on energy bills. The customers could get something out, Jones said, if they put it in.

Panel member Linda Seeley confessed to being a little confused. It was as if they were “in a parallel universe,” she said.“We’re assuming Diablo Canyon shuts down in 2030, which seems unrealistic. We’re talking about so many different things at the same time.”

Stroud pointed out that GO-BIZ doesn’t operate any facilities or companies. It is the lead state agency on economic goals and development.

“There were concerns with Diablo Canyon closing,” Stroud said, “and how would the region recover or sustain itself without Diablo Canyon.” They are charged with looking at re-use of Parcel P and in overall economic development.

“Everyone has ideas,” she said. “Our intent is to explore the feasibility for the different ideas.”

The panel has a website where readers can access the various studies, plans and other work that has been done with regards to Diablo Canyon’s future re-uses, at

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Born at San Francisco Hospital on December 9, 1988, Adrian lived in Atascadero, where he unexpectedly passed away on May 17 at his home, surrounded by loved ones.

Adrian was a beloved son, brother, fiancé, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

Ralph “Bud” Armand Hadford, age 94, of Reno, Nevada, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

Bud was born on March 27, 1930, in Garden Grove, CA. He was the fourth child and only son of Clarence Hadford and Jeanne Anna (Armand) Hadford.

He passed away at the Carson Tahoe Medical Center in

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the tragic passing of Donald Jay Avery Jr., a beloved native son of San Luis Obispo County, who was taken from us too

If you knew Adrian, you know he loved sports and was a loyal fan of the Raiders, Dodgers, Lakers, USC, and, of course, the Atascadero Greyhounds. One of his most treasured rituals was ringing the touchdown bell for the Friday Night Lights football games at Atascadero High School; he was the only person entrusted with this task since the bell was custom-crafted for him during his sophomore year. To the team, he was more than just a spectator; he was the 12th man.

Adrian has dedicated himself to his community, as demonstrated by his recognition as Student of the Year at AJHS, his selection as a Top 30 Senior at AHS, and his continued engagement as a proud alum and member of the Greyhound Athletic Boosters.

If you missed seeing Adrian at the AHS Football games on Friday night, you probably knew him from the Colony Cinemas (previously Galaxy). He was known as one of the nicest people to those who didn’t know him, and most likely, he would have given you a hard time if you did know him. If you really knew him, you probably received too many memes that he loved to send to his closest friends and family. His love for others was expressed in a unique banter and playful jokes that were a source

Carson City, NV, after suffering a stroke. His two children were able to spend time with him prior to his passing.

Bud grew up in Southern California, where his family moved around until he finally settled in Burbank, where Clarence was offered a position at Lockheed Aircraft.

He enlisted in the US Navy Reserve in June of 1947 and was Honorably Discharged in August 1954. He never claimed Veterans status because he was never deployed into active service.

Bud became friends with Arleta Joy Lyons in the fifth grade, and they began formally dating in high school. After asking her twice, Joy said “yes,” and they were married in March of 1951. They had two children, Jeanne Ellen in 1952 and Gerald (Jerry) Clarance in 1958. Bud and Joy actively

soon in a car accident involving a drunk driver on May 15, 2024. Born on December 31, 1971, Donnie’s life was filled with love, achievement, and dedication to both family and community.

Donnie is survived by his children, Donald Jay Avery III and Ella Avery; his sisters, Tess Avery and Lila Avery-Fuson; and his nieces and nephews, Amber Fragione, Mariah Avery, Luke Torrey, Abigail Avery, Bailey Torrey, and Bella Torrey. He also leaves behind a great-nephew, Asher Avery.  Donnie was the cherished son of the late Donald and Karen Tullock Avery-Lewis

supported the Burbank Camp Fire Girls for several years- Joy as group leader and Bud helping to maintain the summer camp in Big Bear, CA. Bud, along with his dad Clarence, were also active with the Burbank YMCA maintaining their summer camp. Joy died suddenly in July of 1967 at the age of 36.

Bud graduated from Burbank Senior High in June of 1948 and began his employment with Lockheed Aircraft the following month as a Tool and Die apprentice. Bud retired from Lockheed in June of 1990 after 42 years of service. Bud frequently said, “I was lucky to work at a job I loved for 27 years as a Tool Designer for Lockheed. The last 13 years, I used the computer design program CADAM to create my designs, and boy was that a ball!”

Bud dated for several years

(may they rest in peace). He was the proud grandson of Robert and Margaret Tullock, former owners of the Templeton Blacksmith shop, and Dutch and Ann Avery, who had strong ties to Camp Roberts Military Base, including Avery Reservoir, Avery Road, and the Camp Roberts Historical Museum. As a pioneering family since 1887, the Averys have deep roots in San Luis Obispo County. Known for his exceptional talent with computers from a young age, Donnie earned a master’s degree in computer science. His expertise led him to an esteemed career as

corner of Chestnut and 12th Streets for POSSESSION OF SPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A) H&S], Case no. 241788

at Riverbed for

[978.5PC], Case no. 241784

— Marcelino Chavezcuellar, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the corner of 19th and Spring Streets for DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED FOR DUI [14601.2(A)VC], WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], Case no. 241785

12:50 — Argenis Antonio Zepedagrande, of Paso Robles was summoned/cited on the corner of 24th and Spring Streets for DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED FOR DUI [14601.2(A)VC], Case no. 241782

20:04 — Harold Louis Barry, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the

of joy for everyone he met.

The one thing Adrian loved more than anything was his family. Especially his fiance, Claudia Lopez, and his nieces and nephews.

He is proceeded in death by his Papa Yoyo Gaona, Grandma Gaona, Grandma Cowan, Grandpa Cowan, Auntie Margarita ChaCha Gaona, Michael Mendoza

He is survived by his fiancée Claudia Lopez; parents, Jan and Gilbert Gaona Sr; siblings Taura Eads (Michelle), Tennille Steward (Kevin), Desmond Gaona, Jerry Gaona (Kelly), Gilbert Gaona Jr, Katherine Belt (Casey), Iban Yanez, Fernando Yanez.  Nieces/nephews: DaVanté Morrison, Eric Eads, Logan Morrison, Carson Eads, Jordyn Steward, Josiah Gaona, Jericho Gaona, Jadon Gaona, Bronson Belt, Arcadia Belt, and seven great nieces and nephews in addition to several aunts and uncles — as well as his best friend Joseph Harms.

His celebration of life will be held at Rocky Canyon Ranch, 9225 Rocky Canyon Road, Atascadero, on June 9 at 1 p.m., and please join us for tacos, Adrian’s favorite.

Rest in peace, our beloved brother, son, and dear friend. You will be deeply missed.

after Joy’s death until meeting and marrying his second love, Carol Marie Anderson, in November of 1983. During their 27 years of marriage, they were blessed with nine grandchildren from their combined family. Prior to retiring, Bud and Carol purchased a 30-foot fifth-wheel trailer and traveled the US and Canada extensively. This included two-week vacations with each of the grandkids when they turned 11 years old.

In 1994, Bud and Carol moved to a new home in Atascadero, CA, that included a 25-by-25-foot woodworking shop that was furnished with Bud’s tools and tools from his dad. Bud created many projects for his church, family, and friends.

After Carol passed away from a long-term illness in 2011, Bud needed something to keep his mind busy. He purchased a

a project engineer in senior management at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, where he worked for many years. Despite his professional successes, Donnie’s heart remained in the central coast. He returned home to co-establish a hunting guide business with his brother-inlaw, Kevin Fuson. The duo led many memorable hunting excursions and formed enduring friendships, particularly within the law enforcement community. Donnie’s unwavering optimism and radiant smile left a lasting impression on everyone he met.

Above all, Donnie treasured

1200 Block of Ysabel for DUI ALCOHOL & DRUGS [23152(G)VC], Case no. 241794

23:15 — Cole William Ganser, of Ventura was on view arrest on the 1300 Block of Railroad St for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/PUBLIC INTOXICATION [647(F)PC], Case no. 241792

23:09 — Shonntae Larae, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 1100 Block of Pine St for OUTSIDE WARRANT-MISDEMEANOR [O/W-M], Case no. 241790

JUNE 2, 2024

01:12 — Austin Lawrence Quigley, of San Luis Obispo was on view arrest on the corner of 12th and Railroad Streets for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A) VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 241793

04:10 — Victor Ruizmorales, of Bakersfield was on view arrest on the

10:02 — Javier Gallardomendoza, 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. 241796 11:39 — Matthew Alexander Lopezgoranson, for OUTSIDE WARRANT-FELONY [O/W-F], Case no. 241798 14:03 — Chelsea Dawn Burch, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 800 Block of 13th St for WILLFULLY RESISTS,DELAYS,OBSTRUCTS…[148(A)(1)PC], DISORDERLY CONDUCT/ PUBLIC INTOXICATION [647(F)PC], Case no. 241800 12:08 — Cassandra Elizabeth Cole, of Paso Robles was summoned/ cited on the corner of Golden Hill and Creston Roads for DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED FOR DUI [14601.2(A) VC], Case no. 241799

15:51 — James Edward Hamby, of


JUDY DIANE SISEMORE, 81, of Arroyo Grande passed away on May 22nd 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

DIANE ROTHBERG WILLIAMS, 82, of Arroyo Grande passed away on May 26th 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

LYNNE BANISTER JELDERKS, 77, of Arroyo Grande passed away on May 28th 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

LARRY JAMES KROGER, 80, of Arroyo Grande passed away on May 24th 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

CNC machine with a computer-based router machine that he used to create 400-500 signs for friends, family, and small businesses in the Atascadero area.

In May of 2021, Bud moved to an assisted living community in Carson City, NV, to be closer to his daughter. The thing that drew him to the community was the administrator’s willingness to set up an eight-by-ten shed to house his CNC machine. Bud continued to make signs in his new location. He was preceded in death by his parents, three older sisters, Leonore Genevieve, Cora Jeanne, and Evelyn Ruth (Toadie), and his spouses, Joy and Carol. He is survived by his children and many loving family members and friends.

The family is having a private Celebration of Life on Father’s Day at his son’s home in Colorado.

his family. He was deeply devoted to them and loved celebrating life’s moments together. An avid outdoorsman, Donnie found joy in fishing, hiking, surfing, kayaking, and exploring the beauty of nature. He also had a profound love for animals and enjoyed immersing himself in literature, especially on topics of science, religion, and spirituality.

Donnie’s memory will live on in our hearts forever. His spirit, warmth, and the immense joy he brought will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him.

Rest in peace, Donnie.

El Centro was on view arrest on the 1100 Block of Black Oak Dr for WILLFULLY RESISTS,DELAYS,OBSTRUCTS…[148(A)(1)PC], DISTURBING THE PEACE [415PC], Case no. 241801

23:04 — Mathew Steven Bolton, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 1300 Block of Paso Robles St for THREATEN CRIME WITH INTENT TO TERRORIZE [422(A)], DOMESTIC BATTERY [243(E)(1) PC], POST RELEASE SUPERVISION [3455(A)PC], Case no. 241802 ATASCADERO POLICE DEPARTMENT

MAY 27, 2024 01:55 — Brandon Scott Welch was arrested on the 9600 Block of Las Lomas Ave for LOCAL WARRANT-MISDEMEANOR [B/WM], Case no. 240880 20:37 — Charles Edward Shoemaker was arrested on the corner of Santa Lucia and Portola Roads for POSSESSION FOR SALES OF

METHAMPHETAMINE [11378 HS], Case no. 240883

MAY 28, 2024 01:13 — Sevryn Grace Jimenez was arrested on the corner of Morro Rd and Atascadero Ave for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 240884

MAY 29, 2024 19:43 — Samuel Roy Miller was arrested on the 7200 Block of El Camino Real for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B) VC], Case no. 240895

JUNE 2, 2024 13:52 — Anthony David Leland Cagnina was arrested on the 9000 Block of Palomar Ave for BENCH WARRANT-FELONY, Case no. 240909

ROSEMARIE MARCY SMITH, 94, of Pismo Beach passed away on May 21st 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach

KATHLEEN RAE CURTIS, 74, of Nipomo passed away on May 26th 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall- Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

DORRINE JONES, 93, of Arroyo Grande passed away on May 28th 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall- Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

MARVIN KARL HARTWIG, JR. 81m of Arroyo Grande passed away on May 24th


RONNIE DALE SUTTON, 74, of Arroyo Grande passed away on June 3rd 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

PASO ROBLES POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY 31, 2024 12:27 — Chelsea Dawn Burch, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 1800 Block of Spring St for PETTY THEFT [484(A)PC], Case no. 241770 15:20 — Edgar Canales, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 100 Block of Niblick Rd for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/PUBLIC INTOXICATION [647(F)PC], Case no. 241771 17:30 — Jesse Torres, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 500 Block of 20th St for OUTSIDE WARRANT-FELONY [O/W-F], PRISONERS ON PAROLE MUST CONTINUE TO BE UNDER THE OFFICIAL SUPERVISION OF THE STATE [3056PC], Case no. 241775 JUNE 1, 2024 00:03 — Matthew John Hubble, of Paso Robles for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A) VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 241778 09:36 — Michael Eugene Wood, of Paso Robles was summoned/cited on the 3500 Block of Spring St for DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED
[14601.2(A)VC], Case no. 241780 13:53 — Angel Garcia, of
Robles was taken into custody
2024. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.
BELTZ LEAF, 89m of Arroyo Grande passed away on June 2nd 2024. Services are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover
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WEATHER RESERVOIR LEVELS SANTA MARGARITA LAKE (Salinas Reservoir): 100.8% capacity LOPEZ LAKE: 100% capacity LAKE NACIMIENTO: 85% capacity LAKE SAN ANTONIO: 82% capacity WHALE ROCK: 100% capacity FRIDAY 81º | 51º SATURDAY 84º | 56º SUNDAY 87º | 52º MONDAY 86º | 53º TUESDAY 86º | 54º WEDNESDAY 83º | 53º 2022-23 RAINFALL TOTALS (Season: July 1-June 30) Atascadero: 15.56” Paso Robles: 21.20”

Fifty years ago, I spent an entire summer recuperating from a serious accident that provided me with the unique opportunity to occupy my days watching history unfold in the form of the Watergate Senate hearings.

The fact that I was preoccupied with what would turn out to be the downfall of then President Richard Nixon and a bipartisan refutation of the political chicanery and criminal enterprise that enveloped the highest level of political leaders in our government would prove to shape my lifelong dedication to public service. But this singular benefit of wrongdoing left its mark on my desire to be ever cognizant to follow in the lead of those whose leadership was dedicated to rooting out corruption, exposing it, and ensuring that there was appropriate accountability. And it is this very dilemma that will unfold over the next few months leading up to the November Presidential Election, namely to what extent will accountability for the 34 felony counts former President Trump has been found guilty of be exacted, or will special treatment make a mockery of the often expressed maxim that no person is above the law?

Now, a half-century after Watergate and the subsequent pardon of Nixon, history has unfolded before our eyes once again as the much-maligned system of jurisprudence has shone brightly upon criminal activity by a former president and likely future presidential candidate of the United States, Donald Trump. Will he escape what could be considered


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adequate accountability, or even get a pardon? This time around public accountability is being led by 12 regular jurors selected to listen to the facts and evidence and weigh activity that meets the highest standard in the judicial firmament, namely, certainty that the presentations render guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

To those who have been paying regular attention to the Trump trial, the extent to which the New York State judge gingerly handled activity that would have sent nearly any defendant on the planet to prison, and imposed minimal fines that cited violation of at least 10 tenets of a gag order meant to discourage threats and intimidation of court officers, witnesses, and the jury pool, showed a level of restraint that was both maddeningly frustrating and beyond any degree of fairness, in my humble estimation. But Judge Marchan must be applauded for his cool, calm, and effective demeanor in a highly charged environment laden with verbal outbursts and political shenanigans led by the former president shielded by Secret Service protection.

Trump has consistently utilized a martyr complex throughout the ordeal that has placed him in the sights of four violations of various state and federal laws. Of course, he also has the benefit of appeals, which he has used vigorously over the past several years in an unbelievable stalling strategy that has employed the tactics of “delay, delay, delay.” If anyone has benefitted heavily from such stall tactics, it is surely Mr. Trump, who now wears the distinction of a convicted felon. But would virtually anyone convicted of such transgressions be allowed to manipulate the system? I doubt it. Justice delayed all too often results in justice denied!

Recent polling by CBS News/ You Gov shows that 54 percent of Independents say Trump received a fair trial; overall, 56 percent of U.S. adults say he got a fair trial; 57 percent of U.S. adults say the jury reached the right verdict. Surprisingly, seven in 10 voters feel it is important

that verdicts are reached in the remaining open cases before the November election, according to a Morning Consult poll.

While there is little mystery upon my desire to have Trump appear before the remaining trials in advance of Election Day, I am resigned to the fact that it is not only unlikely but virtually impossible at this point. And while I am also pleased with the unanimous verdict of the New York court, there is no need for celebration. I was almost certain that the result of the trial was going to be a hung jury. The unanimity of the verdict reaches far beyond a win or loss; more importantly, it reflects upon the power of our judicial system at a time when the authoritarian-led opposition to institutional norms and structures places a high premium upon dysfunction and chaos.

The recent court case, rather than being rubbed in the opposition’s eyes, should elicit a degree of hope that our democratic government can and will lead the way to rejection of the negativity and special privilege that is all too common in our divided nation. The current activity pitting Republican puppets lining up in opposition to our legal system, our governmental system, the so-called “deep administrative state,” and in general those who project positivity for those who need protection in our society, does not reflect the greater population as a whole. In fact our system of incrementalism, a democratic necessity, has shown in the New York decision a positive outlook that public accountability and adherence and thoughtful deliberation based upon the key precepts that on one is above the law can guide us through the dark spaces that pit us against one another.

We should celebrate the notion that in the most dangerous hours that may lie ahead, we need to dedicate ourselves to ensuring that adherence to our preternatural instincts demands careful deliberation and an open mind to facts, not fiction. This is the true essence of democratic justice.

Ding the guilty verdicts last week, proclaiming the rule of law was reaffirmed, that no one is above the law, even a rich and powerful past president. The millions of Republicans, Independents, and increasing numbers of Democrats that see through this lawfare, are tritely dismissed as “blind cultists.”

Before we genuflect to the omnipotence of the blatantly partisan, and therefore corrupt, Manhattan judicial system, some facts to consider: Alvin Bragg is a far-left, soft-oncrime DA, who ran for office on a platform to go after Trump, demonstrating an inappropriate bias. Apparently “no one is above the law” doesn’t apply to the real criminals mugging and attacking people in New York, as he downgraded over 50 percent of their felonies to misdemeanors. In stark contrast, he upgraded 34 misdemeanors, which were past the statute of limitations, into felonies against Trump.

FBI Director James Comey chose not to prosecute candidate Hillary Clinton for her crimes in 2016. Special prosecutor Robert Hur didn’t prosecute Joe Biden for knowingly taking classified documents before he was president as he would be hard to convict because he’s a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over documents related to the Obama Administration Fast and Furious scandal, with no prosecution, yet senior Trump aide Peter Navarro is in jail for refusing to testify to Congress.

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The misdemeanors against Trump were elevated to felonies by asserting they were designed to influence the election, a first.

Interestingly the six-person bipartisan Federal Election Commission (FEC) voted not to investigate Trump over the purported porn star payoff; however, the Clinton campaign and DNC paid $113,000 in fines to the FEC for the infamous Steele Dossier. The Clinton campaign hired a research and intelligence firm to create the discredited dossier, then logged it as a “legal expense.” Sound familiar? That was not only designed to throw the election, they fed their lies to the FBI and drug the country through years of hell culminating in Congress impeaching Trump.

Is Hillary Clinton above the law? In 2020, Hunter Biden’s laptop was discovered, full of documented felonies.

Three weeks before the 2020 election, the New York Post presented emails from the laptop, alleging corruption by Joe Biden. CIA director John Brennan and 50 former intelligence officials signed a public letter that the laptop was Russian disinformation. Media sycophants ran with that story, while intelligence officers colluded with social media platforms to squelch the topic. In 2022 an FBI whistleblower testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that FBI higherups attempted to throttle the Hunter Biden investigation and influence the 2020 election.

Polling by Technometrica Institute indicates 79 percent of Americans believe Trump would have won the election in 2020 if they knew the laptop was real, and begrudgingly, everyone now acquiesces to the fact it is real. That is real election interference — who is going to jail for that?

This isn’t “whataboutism,” this is the reality of the double standard, which is antithetical to the rule of law. The Democrats through impeachments and unprecedented civil/criminal cases are desperately trying to thwart the Trump campaign, and Americans are seeing through it. A recent Harris poll found

58 percent of us (including 36 percent of Democrats) agree the prosecutions are a Democrat strategy to take out a political opponent. This debacle in New York is a harrowing transition for America, whereupon the legal system is used to destroy political opponents. Russia, Venezuela, and the DNC have it down to an art form. Sadly, some conservatives are gearing up for retaliation.

John Davidson at The Federalist stated, “The conviction of former President Donald Trump on manufactured charges in a Stalinist show trial this week marks a crossroads for the Republican Party. From now on, the civil war inside the GOP will be between those who understand they must do to Democrats what Democrats have done to Trump, and those who think they can trundle along with business as usual. Put bluntly, Republicans have to make Democrats play by their own rules. They have to inflict pain ruthlessly on Democrats with endless show trials and lawfare, just as Democrats have done to Trump. The leftist radicals who run the Democrat Party only understand power, and they will only stop when they are force-fed their own medicine over and over.”

Forty-seven percent of the country is Republican, 42 percent Democrat according to Gallup. Over two-thirds of the states are controlled by Republicans, and the vast majority of counties are Republican. That’s a lot of AGs and DAs in crimson red areas that could indict and imprison Democrat liberal politicians and businessmen. This nightmare scenario is brought to you courtesy of the DNC, an American civil war fought with lawyers, and the Manhattan court is our generation’s Fort Sumter.

Don Schmitz is an independent columnist for Atascadero News / Paso Robles Press, he alongside 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

n 1894 a French Army Officer named Alfred Dreyfus was falsely accused of selling military secrets to Germany. Dreyfus was the only Jewish officer on the French General Staff at a time of rising antisemitism in France. A spy did exist, one Ferdinand Walsin-Esterhazy, but to protect “the honor of the French Army,” a scapegoat was necessary; a convenient Jewish officer fit the bill. Dreyfus was pilloried throughout France; antisemitic riots ensued despite Dreyfus vehemently protesting his innocence. He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil’s Island, a hellhole island prison off the coast of South America. His innocence was later proven by crusading writer/journalist Emile Zola, and Esterhazy identified as the spy. Dreyfus was released after five years imprisonment, but the French Army never admitted their guilt for another hundred years.

This week we’ve witnessed another miscarriage of justice, against former president Donald Trump. In office they impeached him twice, over a phone call … plotted from the outset of his presidency to smear him as a traitor. They accused him of plotting with Russia’s Putin in the “Russia Hoax,” which, according to federal court documents, was a disinformation campaign paid for by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. According to a former Director of National Intelligence on the Sunday news programs, when Trump announced running for a second term, the Attorney General of New York State, the District Attorney of New York City, the District Attorney in Atlanta Georgia and a Federal Special Prosecutor met at the White House with White House attorneys in a meeting to discuss how to stop Trump. The third highest Justice Department prosecutor resigned and took a demotion to join the NYC prosecution team

that indicted Trump. That was the genesis of the Trump prosecutions and 96 indictments in NY, Georgia and by the Federal government for election interference and mishandling of classified documents. Under the cobbled together legal theory, a state court was prosecuting Trump for violating a federal law, except no court anywhere in the nation’s entire 248-year history has ever prosecuted anyone for violation of a federal statute when the federal government declined to bring charges for lack of evidence.

Last Thursday, an NYC jury found Trump guilty on 34 felony counts over a disputed bookkeeping error, whether an entry was a legal expense or a reportable campaign expense. He paid his attorney $130,000 in legal fees for preparation of a nondisclosure agreement, to a porn star who denied a sexual liaison occurred between she and Trump for six years, only to retract her statement later. These events occurred over eight years ago, past the statute of limitations, which was artificially extended a year to permit indictment of Trump. The idea was the payment was

to cover a secondary crime, which boosted the “crime” to a felony under NY law, except nobody was ever able to identify the second crime; it wasn’t listed in the indictment either. The 34 felony charges? The DA listed every ledger entry, invoice and check issued over a three month period, counting each item as a separate felony. Gross overcharging by the DA!

The NYC District Attorney filed the case in an area with 85 percent Democrat voter registration ensuring a hostile jury pool. Judges are supposed to be selected at random, yet this judge had previously been selected to preside over trials of two Trump associates; the odds of him being selected to also preside over Trump’s trial was 26 million to one. Nice odds. The judge had also made monetary contributions to an anti-Trump political organization in contravention of NY State ethic rules. His daughter’s employer also makes money off anti-Trump issues. The judge issued a “gag order” on Trump to not speak about the prosecutors, witnesses or jury but the prosecution, witnesses and everyone else was permit-

ted to talk about Trump. The key prosecution witness gave nightly interviews castigating Trump on TV, radio and print. Trump was prohibited from responding and the jury was not sequestered; they could hear anti-Trump venom every day of the trial. The gag order on Trump remains in place even after the trial’s conclusion.

This was a judicial lynching: a black man in Mississippi in 1925 had a better chance of a fair trial than Trump did in this travesty that occurred in a NYC courtroom, to the shame of the nation.

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

The judge’s bias was blatant throughout the trial: he overwhelmingly overruled objections from the defense and multiple defense motions for a mistrial, especially regarding salacious testimony from the porn star whose testimony was irrelevant over a dispute regarding business records. The defense admitted there was a nondisclosure agreement with her, no issue there, so why was her testimony and detailed descriptions of a sexual liaison permitted? The judge sustained virtually every prosecution objection. National legal scholars from George Washington University and Harvard University schools of law were appalled at the judge’s blatant bias throughout the proceedings. The judge refused to permit Trump’s defense team to present expert witnesses and badgered a key defense witness from the bench, threatening him with contempt charges for expressing his frustration in not being permitted to properly testify on behalf of Trump. Finally, when jury instructions were read by the judge, he told the jury that a unanimous verdict regarding the elements of the crime was not necessary, a travesty in a criminal case, contravening multiple Supreme Court decisions which applied the unanimity rule to state courts. This judge trashed the constitution and deliberately violated Trump’s rights under cover of law, itself a federal crime under Title 18, US Code, the same code covering the abuses of bad police officers towards suspects.

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JUNE 11, 18, 25


Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand


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

JUNE 13, 20, 27


City Park, Downtown Paso Robles


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





Pavilion on the Lake, Atascadero

5 to 10 p.m.

Thirty-two wineries will participate in a tasting on the pavilion deck overlooking the lake and then with a sit-down gourmet dinner

that includes both a live and silent auction. The silent auction goes online June 1.


ATASCADERO LIBRARY 10 YEAR CELEBRATION 6555 Capistrano Avenue 11am-2pm

The Atascadero Library is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of it’s new location.

JUNE 15 & 20


Atascadero Lake Park

6:30-8:30pm Sit and dance by the lake listening to live music by various artists. June 15–Rock Odyssey and June 29–Cinders Blues Band.




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



Pavilion on the Lake 9315 Pismo Ave, Atascadero

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




Stay tuned for more details

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




Barney Schwartz Park, 2970

Union Road, Paso Robles

2–10 p.m.

The City of Paso Robles, along with Travel Paso, is offering a family-friendly event throughout the day and culminating with a fireworks show at night.

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE Downtown Templeton


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


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

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

JULY 6, AUG 3 & SEP 7


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

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



Avila Beach

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



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New director appointed at Charles Paddock Zoo

Zoo Director Alan Baker retired in April 2024 after nearly 23 years

ATASCADERO — The City of Atascadero has announced the appointment of new Zoo Director Dr. Cynthia Stringfield to lead its team and ongoing conservation efforts at the Charles Paddock Zoo. After nearly 23 years of dedicated and diligent service, previous Zoo Director Alan Baker retired in April 2024. Following a nationwide search for the zoo’s new leader, Stringfield will assume the role on July 1. Stringfield brings a vast amount of zoological management and leadership experience in conservation, education, animal husbandry, and meeting high care and facility standards for accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Stringfield is leaving her post as senior vice president of animal health, conservation and education at ZooTampa, a position she held for nearly five years. She previously served as a tenured professor and department chair at Moorpark College, leading the vocational educational program for future animal care professionals for 15 years, as well as participating with the Santa Barbara Zoo’s Animal Care and Health Team for six years. Additionally, Stringfield brings exceptional prior veterinarian and management experience from her time at the Los Angeles Zoo. During her time with ZooTampa and the Los Angeles Zoo, Stringfield was critical to the zoos’ continued accreditation with the AZA.

Throughout her career, Stringfield has made contributions to the endangered California condors. She worked directly at the forefront of the successful California Condor Program, was on the front lines in recovering this species, and was later asked to join the Recovery Team, becoming its only veterinarian. Stringfield’s veterinary career also includes small and exotic pet practices in Los Angeles, Marine World Africa USA in Redwood City and in Vallejo as a vet technician. In addition, she is a USFWS-certified critical care veterinarian, served on the board of the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP) and as chair of the Veterinary Committee, and on the Fiscal Committee. Stringfield’s educational background includes a Doctorate degree from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from UC Davis, graduating with honors.

“We look forward to Dr. Stringfield continuing the important work our staff members, volunteers, and community organizations have achieved throughout the years,” said City Manager Jim Lewis. “She has the experience and knowledge to truly make our zoo a regional asset and a center for climate and

habitat conservation. Her passion and expertise is welcome to our team. The City Council has voiced unanimous support of once again achieving AZA accreditation and guaranteeing our wonderful zoo continues its enormous benefits to residents and visitors in Atascadero and the entire Central Coast.”

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Dr. Stringfield join our team at the Charles Paddock Zoo,” said Terrie Banish, director of community services & promotions. “We are looking forward to learning from her wealth of experience, expertise, and guidance to take our zoo to the next level.”

The Charles Paddock Zoo is the only AZA accredited zoo within 100 square miles of Atascadero, one of only 238 accredited zoos out of thousands in the United States, and is a leader in conservation, with programs like Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) and ensuring that no animal in the zoo is taken from the wild. The Charles Paddock Zoo is open daily and located at Atascadero Lake Park on Highway 41/Morro Road, one mile west of Highway 101. For more information, go to or call the zoo at (805) 461-5080.

Dr. Edd Bond to take over at the start of the 2024-25 school year

TEMPLETON — The Templeton Unified School District (TUSD) Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Dr. Edd Bond as the new Superintendent, effective at the start of the 2024-25 school year. According to a press release from the district, Bond brings a wealth of experience and commitment to public education, beginning his 28th year in the field.

Bond’s career spans various educational roles, including nine years as an elementary school teacher, 11 years as a middle school administrator, and the past seven years as a district office administrator. His academic credentials include holding a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from California State University, Long Beach, a Master of Arts degree in educational administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership from the University of Southern California.

Throughout his career, Bond has gained experience in human resources, professional development, and leadership development. In addition to

his educational accomplishments, he is an Army veteran and a longtime member of the American Legion.

Bond expressed his enthusiasm and gratitude for the opportunity to lead TUSD, saying that he looks forward to working with staff and the community to build on district’s “tradition of excellence.”

Local singers have the opportunity to sing national anthem for Chumash Grandstand Arena shows

PASO ROBLES — The California Mid-State Fair announced that applications are being accepted for national anthem singers. Each year the California Mid-State Fair offers local singers the opportunity to sing the national anthem prior to the start of Chumash Grandstand Arena shows.

Interested applicants can fill out an online form with contact information, as well as submit a YouTube video/link showing the individual singing the national anthem a cappella style.

Applications can be found at MidStateFair. com and must be received by Friday, June 14, by 5 p.m. to be considered. All applicants will be notified via email, after the singers have been selected.

The 2024 California Mid-State Fair runs July 17 through July 28 and this year’s theme is “Wide Open Spaces!”

Various categories recognized include leadership,

PASO ROBLES — Travel Paso announced the winners of the inaugural “Travel Paso Hospitality and Tourism Awards” last week during “California Tourism Month,” coinciding with the state’s Visit California initiative to celebrate the impact tourism has on the state’s economy. Alongside “National Travel & Tourism Week,” the new local Travel Paso initiative honors local businesses and individuals displaying extraordinary leadership in creating an impact on Paso Robles as a tourism destination. The various categories recognized include leadership, teamwork, service, and dedication.

“Our community continues to flourish. Tourism develops leaders and recognizes individuals who support the innovative businesses making up our ecosystem. This new program recognizes the incredible local talent right here in the community,” said Travel Paso President and CEO Stacie Jacob. Tourism matters in Paso Robles in the form of jobs, economic impact and quality of life. One in five local residents work in a tourism-related field that’s 22,830 jobs countwide. Travel spending contributes $2.32 billion to the SLO CAL economy and makes up 10.66 percent of the countywide GDP.

Nominations were called for in January and a panel of local tourism experts in the industry were involved in the selection process after nominations

closed in March.

“This new program celebrates the importance of the tourism economy and the people who create special memories for our guests.” said Chairman of the Board Alex Villicana. “Hospitality as its finest is a key part of our marketing story. I congratulate this year’s winners.”

Recipients for the 2024 Travel Paso Hospitality & Tourism Awards were awarded for unwaver-

ing hospitality and commitment to creating guest experiences that are above and beyond expectation, and working towards achieving the Travel Paso vision: to see the region as an authentic and welcoming experience for visitors and residents alike. The 2024 award recipients are as follows:

• Visitor Experience (Lodging) — Farmhouse Paso

• Visitor Experience (Winery) — John Morris,

Tablas Creek Vineyard

• Visitor Experience (Hospitality) — Sensorio

• Visitor Experience (Restaurant) TIE — Jason Santos, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery and Seferino De La Cruz, The Hatch

Also presented at the awards ceremony were recognitions for three categories of industry leaders: “Emerging Leaders,” “Tourism Champion,” and “Distinguished Leaders.”

All three were recognized for continually working towards achieving the Travel Paso vision: to see the region as an authentic and welcoming experience for visitors and residents alike.

Emerging Leader Awards were awarded for unwavering hospitality and for demonstrating the skills, talent, attitude and initiative that are the hallmarks of an emerging leader.

• John Seals, LXV Wine

The Tourism Champion was awarded to an individual who stands out in the local tourism industry for being a positive force that sets the bar and represents our region over and beyond. The Tourism Champion is an active tourism partner, who is integrated throughout the community.

• Chanda Brown, Cass Winery

Distinguished Leader Awards are chosen by Travel Paso Board of Directors and recognized for a lifetime of service in tourism and hospitality.

• Gary Eberle

Shirley Masia (posthumously)

Mayor Steve Martin (posthumously)

Tom Martin (posthumously) and Noreen Martin-Hulburd

For more information and background on each of the award categories, visit

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Sensorio, this year’s winner of Travel Visitor Experience (Hospitality) award. Photo courtesy of Travel Paso. The California Mid-State Fair will be accepting applications for prospective national anthem singers through June14. Photo by Brittany App Dr. Edd Bond (left) is shown with Templeton Unified School District Board President Ted Dubost after being announced as the district’s new superintendent. Photo provided by TUSD
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Celebrate ‘Sherman’s Legacy’ with inaugural D-Day flight on June 6

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PASO ROBLES — Honor Flight Central Coast announced the inaugural “Sherman’s Legacy Flight,” a commemorative event dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of Sherman Smoot. This annual tradition, set to take place every year on the anniversary of D-Day, honors Sherman’s


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memory and the bravery of all veterans.

The first Sherman’s Legacy Flight will take off on Thursday, June 6, at 11 a.m. from the Warbirds Museum, located at 4251 Dry Creek Road in Paso Robles. The restored WWII C-47B, known as “Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber,” will carry veterans on a 40-minute tour over Morro Rock and up to Hearst Castle before returning to the museum.

Friends and supporters of Honor Flight along the coast are invited to gather at Cayucos or San Simeon Piers for a view of Betsy as she flies by.

Waving flags in support of our veterans is strongly encouraged. For those inland, they are encouraged to join them in welcoming home the veterans at the Warbirds Museum. Please arrive around 11:25 a.m., dressed in patriotic attire and bringing flags to show your support. This special occasion


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will include the celebration of some remarkable veterans.

Honor Flight extends their deepest gratitude to Estrella Warbirds and Gooney Birds for their unwavering support, which has been instrumental in making this event possible. Additionally, a heartfelt thank you goes to the family of Sherman Smoot for their generosity and dedication to honoring Sherman’s legacy through this commemorative flight. Honor Flight Central Coast is truly honored to pay tribute to Sherman Smoot and celebrate his legacy and the bravery of our veterans.

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Honor Flight Central Coast is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring veterans by providing them with an opportunity to visit memorials in Washington D.C., free of charge. Since its inception,



Honor Flight Central Coast has been committed to recognizing the sacrifices and achievements of our veterans, ensuring their service is never forgotten. For more information about Honor Flight, go to

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ALF Food Pantry

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

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United Way of San Luis Obispo County


CONTACT INFO (805) 541-1234

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

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

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


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

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

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TREE OF LIFE Pregnancy Care Center


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

Friends of the Paso Robles Library


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

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


Call (805) 237-3870 for information

Operation Surf


Our mission is to channel the healing powers of the ocean to restore hope, renew purpose, and revitalize community. Operation Surf’s curriculum-based programs aim to inspire injured military and veterans to seek wellness in all aspects of their lives while providing the necessary resources, tools, and peer-to-peer support to continue this mindset indefinitely. By staying true to our core values of care, inclusion, commitment, integrity, and communication, we change participants’ lives – one wave at a time.

Local Veteran Opportunities: OS3- Three Month Surf Program Application is Open! Apply via the website

OS3 is a three-month, locally-focused program that provides veterans with an opportunity to bond through surfing, keep each other motivated, and move forward in life with a new perspective. Focused on four key pillars of mentorship, unity, family, and the peace of surfing, Operation Surf inspires to make lasting change in the lives of our community.

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

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


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

Atascadero Elks Lodge

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

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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20241014 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CRAFT CROP CREATE STUDIOS, 4401 EL CAMINO REAL SUITE I, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: NICOLE MARIE LUCIER, 8755 AZUCENA AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)


This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 05/09/2024 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By MPAREDES, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 05/09/2029

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KUT, 1299 MISSION ST, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: AUDREY JEANETTE GONZALEZ, 805 RIVER RD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)


This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 04/15/2024


DATE: 04/01/2024

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

ELAINA CANO, County Clerk

By MSTILETTO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 04/15/2029 PUB: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6/2024 LEGAL CM 253

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20241008 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SUN COAST TRANSPORTATION, 422 FAIRVIEW LANE, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY TASTING TOURS LLC, 422 FAIRVIEW LANE, PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)


San Luis Obispo County on 05/08/2024 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 05/08/2024 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 05/08/2029

PUB: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6/2024 LEGAL CM 254

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20241009 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: AB EQUIPMENT SERVICES, 554 SPRING STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: ANTHONY JACK CAPELLI, 554 SPRING STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, BRANDON RHEES WAYMENT, 554 SPRING STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)

/S/ ANTHONY J CAPELLI, GENERAL PARTNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 05/08/2024 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 05/01/2024

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 05/08/2029 PUB: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6/2024 LEGAL CM 255


93405, CAROL J BRIZENDINE, 1526 GULF ST, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93405 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ LAURA R MORGAN, PARTNER

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 05/03/2024


DATE: 05/03/2024

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By MKATZ, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires

05/03/2029 PUB: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6/2024 LEGAL CM 256

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20240977 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: MOOSE CREATIVE LLC, 1039 VISTA GRANDE ST, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: MOOSE CREATIVE LLC, 2425 GOLDEN HILL ROAD STE 106149, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CALIFORNIA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ MOOSE CREATIVE LLC, BRIAN MOOSE, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 05/03/2024 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 04/12/2022 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By MSTEDDUM, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 05/02/2029 PUB: 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6/2024 LEGAL CM 257

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in the event of settlement between the Landlord and obligated party.

Auctioneer:  S.C. Hinckley      Bond #69522777 LEGAL CM 312


T.S. No.: 24-10441 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Loan No.: ******7623

APN: 080-055-017 You Are In Default Under A Deed Of Trust Dated 4/22/2021.

Unless You Take Action To Protect Your Property, It May Be Sold At A Public Sale. If You Need An Explanation Of The Nature Of The Proceeding Against You, You Should Contact A Lawyer. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Robert A Ortiz Jr, A Single Man Duly Appointed Trustee: Prestige Default Services, LLC Recorded 4/27/2021 as Instrument No. 2021031487 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, Date of Sale: 7/5/2024 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: Breezeway facing Santa Rosa Street County of San Luis Obispo General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $265,932.37 Street Address or other common designation of real property: 7855 Running Deer Road Paso Robles, CA 93446 A.P.N.: 080-055-017 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by

sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. Notice To Potential Bidders: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. All checks payable to Prestige Default Services, LLC. Notice To Property Owner: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 793-6107 or visit this Internet Website, using the file number assigned to this case 24-10441. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Notice To Tenant: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (800) 793-6107, or visit this internet website www., using the file number assigned to this case 24-10441 to find the

date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. Date: 5/17/2024 Prestige Default Services, LLC 1920 Old Tustin Ave. Santa Ana, California 92705 Questions: 949-427-2010 Sale Line: (800) 793-6107 Patricia Sanchez, Trustee Sale

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the County Clerk-Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, State of California, that at the Presidential General Election to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024, the following measure will be submitted to the voters of the Atascadero Unified School District:


“With funds that cannot be taken by the State and spent elsewhere, shall Atascadero Unified School District’s measure to renovate vocational and career technical education labs; expand classrooms for Robotics, Coding, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics; and repair leaky roofs, plumbing and classrooms be adopted, authorizing $110 million of bonds with legal rates, average levies below $46 per $100,000 of assessed valuation (raising $6.4 million annually while outstanding), audits, taxpayer oversight and full public disclosure of spending?

Bonds YES Bonds NO

Arguments FOR or AGAINST this measure should be submitted to the Office of the County Clerk-Recorder, 1055 Monterey Street, D120, San Luis Obispo, not later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2024.

This deadline has been determined by the County Clerk-Recorder to be a reasonable date, based upon the time necessary to prepare, print, and distribute the arguments to the voters as provided by law. Arguments shall not exceed 300 words in length and shall be titled either “Argument in Favor of Measure B-24” or “Argument Against Measure B-24.” Arguments may be submitted by the Govern-

ing Board of the district or any member or members of the governing board authorized by the board, any individual voter who is eligible to vote on the measure, any bona fide association of citizens, or any combination of these voters and associations.

No argument will be accepted unless it is signed by the person or persons submitting it or, if submitted on behalf of an organization, the name of the organization and the name of at least one of its principal officers. No more than five signatures shall appear with any argument. If there are more than five signatures, only the first five will be printed. Arguments shall be typed in paragraph form and shall be submitted electronically along with the hard copy. Arguments must be accompanied by the following form statement (on a separate sheet) to be signed by each author or proponent of the argument:

“The undersigned (proponents) or (authors) of the (primary) or (rebuttal) argument (in favor of) or (against) ballot Measure B-24 at the Presidential General Election to be held on November 5, 2024, hereby state that such argument is true and correct to the best of (his) (her) (their) knowledge and belief.”

NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that if more than one argument FOR or more than one argument AGAINST the Measure is submitted, the County Clerk-Recorder will select the argument FOR and the argument AGAINST, according to law. If an argument FOR and an argument AGAINST the Measure is filed, the County Clerk-Recorder will send a copy to the respective opposing authors in order that they may prepare and submit a rebuttal argument.

Rebuttal arguments, if applicable, shall be titled “Rebuttal to Argument in Favor of or Against Measure B-24”. Rebuttal arguments shall not exceed 250 words in length and shall be filed no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 15, 2024.

The Ten-Day Public Examination Period for Primary Arguments is July 2-12, 2024. The Ten-Day Public Examination Period for Rebuttal Arguments (if applicable) is July 16-25, 2024.

Any challenge to the validity of the arguments must be filed within the 10-day public examination period.

Dated: June 5, 2024 ELAINA CANO, County Clerk-Recorder LEGAL CM 322

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND FORECLOSURE SALE Trustee Sale No: 132547-11 Loan No: 197-3443161 Ti-

tle Order No: 2466243CAD APN 012-325-049 WHEREAS, on 05/27/2004, a certain Deed of Trust was executed by URSULA H.G. SHELEHOV, an unmarried woman, as trustor in favor of WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. as beneficiary and FIDELITY NATIONAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY as trustee, and was recorded on 06/04/2004 as Document No. 2004048929, and WHEREAS, the Deed of Trust was insured by the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (the Secretary) pursuant to the National Housing Act for the purpose of providing single family housing; and WHEREAS the beneficial interest in the Deed of Trust is now owned by the Secretary, pursuant to an assignment recorded 11/05/2018 in document no. 2018046125, of Official records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, CA, and WHEREAS a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Deed of Trust PURSUANT TO SECTION 9 (A)(i), OF THE LOAN DOCUMENTS “AN IMMEDIATE PAYMENT IN FULL. AS DEFINED, THE LENDER WILL REQUIRE IMMEDIATE PAYMENT IN FULL OF ALL OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL AND ACCRUED INTEREST IF; A BORROWER DIES AND THE PROPERTY IS NOT THE PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE OF AT LEAST ONE SURVIVING BORROWER.” INCLUDING ALL FORECLOSURE FEES, ATTORNEY FEES AND ADVANCES TO SENIOR LIENS, INSURANCE, TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS.

WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust to be immediately due and payable; NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, 12 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR part 27, subpart B, and by the Secretary’s designation of me as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on 01/07/2016 as Document No. 2016-000716, notice is hereby given that on 07/02/2024, at 11:00 AM local time, all real and personal property at or used in connection with the following described premises (“Property”) will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: The Real Property in the Unincorporated Area of the, County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, described as: Lot 252 of Tract No. 452, Twin Lakes Unit No. 2, in the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, according to Map recorded May 23, 1973 in Book 8, Page 31 of Maps and Certificate of Correction recorded March 25, 1982 in Book 2396, Page 48 of official records, in the office of the County recorder of said County. Excepting therefrom 1/2 of all Minerals, Hydrocarbons, Precious Metals, Valuable Substances and Mineral Rights below a depth of 500 feet without the Right of Surface Entry as reserved by Carla Lee De Vries, a widow in Deed recorded Septem-

ber 17, 1971 in Book 1632, Page 636 of official records. Also excepting therefrom all Oil, Gas, Gasoline and other Hydrocarbon Substances and all other Minerals underlying and within the boundaries of such Lot below a Depth of 100 feet, without the Right of Surface Entry (subject however, to Existing Reservations, if any, which are valid and of record) as reserved in Deed from Six Corporation, a Corporation, recorded May 12, 1978, as Instrument No. 22147 of official records. Commonly known as: 1987 GREEN BROOK LANE, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 The sale will be held: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid $398,711.62. There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his pro rata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bids, all bidders except the Secretary must submit a deposit totaling $39,871.16 [10% of the Secretary’s bid] in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. A deposit need not accompany each oral bid. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of $39,871.16 must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within 30 days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the highest bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveying fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery date of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for a 15-day increments for a fee of $500.00, paid in advance. The extension fee will be in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of HUD. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder may be required to forfeit the cash deposit or, at the election of the foreclosure commis-

sioner after consultation with the HUD representative, will be liable to HUD for any costs incurred as a result of such failure. The commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD representative, offer the property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein. HUD does not guarantee that the property will be vacant. The scheduled foreclosure sale shall be cancelled or adjourned if it is established, by documented written application of the mortgagor to the Foreclosure Commissioner not less than 3 days before the date of sale, or otherwise, that the default or defaults upon which the foreclosure is based did not exist at the time of service of this notice of default and foreclosure sale, or all amounts due under the mortgage agreement are tendered to the Foreclosure Commissioner, in the form of a certified or cashier’s check payable to the Secretary of HUD, before public auction of the property is completed. The amount that must be paid if the mortgage is to be reinstated prior to the scheduled sale is $398,352.08

es and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. Tender of payment by certified or cashier’s check or application for cancellation of the foreclosure sale shall be submitted to the address of the Foreclosure Commissioner provided below. DATE: 05/20/2024 FORECLOSURE COMMISSIONER: MORTGAGE LENDER SERVICES 7844 Madison Ave., Suite 145 Fair Oaks, CA 95628 (916) 9623453 Fax: (916) 962-1334 Sale Information Line: 916-939-0772 or Tara Campbell, Foreclosure Commissioner Officer NPP0461321 To: PASO ROBLES PRESS 06/06/2024, 06/13/2024, 06/20/2024 LEGAL CM 327

date of the trustee sale, you can call (800) 7588052, or visit this internet website, using the file number assigned to this case 2329570 to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. Date: 05/09/2024 Carrington Foreclosure Services, LLC 1600 South Douglass Road, Suite 140 Anaheim, CA 92806 Automated Sale Information: (800) 7588052 or for NON-SALE information: 888-313-1969 Tai Alailima, Director PUB: 5/23, 5/30, 6/6/2024 LEGAL CM 251 PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with Sec. 106 of the Programmatic Agreement, AT&T plans a 35’ FAUXEUCALYPTUS at 2707 STAGECOACH RD. PASO ROBLES, CA 93446. Please direct comments to Gavin L. at 818-3910449 regarding the site CSL02625. 5/30, 6/6/24 CNS-3817472# PASO ROBLES PRESS LEGAL CM 311 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF LIENED PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sec. 21700-21716 of the CA B & P Code, Sec. 2328 of the UCC, Sec. 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. NAME/UNIT/SIZE: Paul Smaglik/#74/10X15 CONTENTS: wheelchair, small shelf unit, step stool, tent, lots of boxes, mattress and box springs, small refrigerator, misc. tools, propane tank, metal detector, framed pictures. This sale will be by competitive bidding at 10:00 a.m. on the _22nd day of June, 2024_
18 is allowed
reserves the right to bid at the sale.
must be made with cash and paid for the time of sale. All
goods are sold “as is”
must be removed by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the sale.  This sale is subject
on the premises where said property is stored which is located at Templeton Mini-Storage, 38 Gibson Rd., City of Templeton, County of San Luis Obispo, State of Calif.  No
under the
to participate in the
The Landlord
as of 07/01/2024, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notic-
NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) Escrow No. 15238S NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s), business address(es) of the seller(s) are: C & N ROJAS, INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 2307 THEATRE DR #700, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 Whose chief executive office address is: 11560 LOS OSES VALLEY RD#130, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93405 Doing Business as: TACO ROCO (Type – RESTAURANT ) All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within past three years, as stated by the seller(s), is/are: NONE The name(s) and address of the buyer(s) is/are: EL RINCONCITO INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 2307 THEATRE DR #700, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 The assets to be sold are described in general as: ALL STOCK IN TRADE, FURNITURE, FIXTURES, EQUIPMENT AND GOODWILL And are located at: 2307 THEATRE DR #700, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: CAPITOL CITY ESCROW, INC., 3838 WATT AVENUE, SUITE F-610 SACRAMENTO, CA 95821-2665 and the anticipated sale date is JUNE 26, 2024 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. [If the sale is subject to Sec. 6106.2, the following information must be provided] The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: CAPITOL CITY ESCROW, INC., 3838 WATT AVENUE, SUITE F-610 SACRAMENTO, CA 95821-2665 THIS BULK TRANSFER INCLUDES A LIQUOR LICENSE TRANSFER. ALL CLAIMS MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE DATE ON WHICH THE NOTICE OF TRANSFER OF THE LIQUOR LICENSE IS RECEIVED BY ESCROW AGENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL. Dated: MAY 15, 2024 Buyer(s): EL RINCONCITO INC, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, 2404884-PP PASO ROBLES PRESS 6/6/24 LEGAL CM 328 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Independence Ranch Community Services District board of directors will hold a public hearing on June 26, 2024, at 3:30 p.m. at the San Miguel Senior Center, 601 12th St, San Miguel, CA 93451, to consider the 2024-25 final budget and charges on the property tax rolls. The proposed budget and resolution are available at Any person may appear and be heard regarding any item in the budget or the addition of other items. The bill should come to the District care of our firm. LEGAL CM 330 Need to publish your Legal Notice OR FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME? CALL 805-466-2585 ‧ EMAIL • Making Communities Better Through Print. Thursday, June 6, 2024 • PAGE B-5
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8205 Curbaril Ave. (corner of Curbaril & Atascadero Ave.): Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Ted Mort, Pastor. (805) 466-0175.

Awakening Ways Center for Spiritual Living A New Thought Spiritual Community. Living the Consciously Awakened Life. Rev. Elizabeth Rowley Hogue Sunday 10:00am at the Pavilion 9315 Pismo Way, Atascadero (805) 391-4465.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


22515 “H” St, Santa Margarita (805)438-5383 Parish Office

hours:Wed-Thur 9am-12pm Mass Times: Saturday Vigil Mass:5pm Sunday:10am Wed-Fri 10am Adoration Wed following Mass Confessions: Saturday 4pm and Sunday 9am

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Summer starters

The Rotary Club of Templeton is gearing up to provide the North County with one of the best 4th of July parades around. It is always a true touch of Americana and an American tradition you don’t want to miss.

Rex Swan will serve as Grand Marshal, according to Parade Chairman Jason Pesarz. He also added that the theme for this year is Independence Day the Templeton Way. For more information, in case you want to participate in the parade, contact Jason at (408) 515-3055 or visit

Plan to attend the Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival on June 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Atascadero Lake Park. Enjoy wine tasting, live music, admission to the Charles Paddock Zoo, art and craft vendors, and much more.

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I’m a big Temple Grandin fan, and in one of her articles, Temple explained how a sudden scary event in an animal’s life, when it happens for the first time, can create fear memories that can last a lifetime.

The first time I hauled my wonder horse Gentleman, I had to do it in the only trailer available to me: Grandpa’s old two-horse trailer that he won at a roping in the 1940s. Gentleman loaded easily enough but then he had to try to remain in an upright position while straddling the trailer axle and without putting too much weight on the floorboards because they were rotten. If it wasn’t for the accumulated manure there wouldn’t have been any structure for Gentleman to stand on at all.

Gentleman did not enjoy that first trip in the old trailer

The Atascadero Community Band kicks of its Tuesdays in the Park concerts on Tuesday, June 11. Concerts are every week from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Atascadero Lake Park bandstand. The last concert will be on Aug. 20.

This year there will be two barbecue dinner evenings provided by the Atascadero Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs. They will start serving at about 5 p.m. on July 2 (their Patriotic concert) and on Aug. 6. Mark your calendars now, load up your low-back chair, throw in a blanket, and prepare to enjoy the band on Tuesdays this summer.

Ah, that word “summer” makes me think of picnics and barbecues, and that makes me think of food, starting with dips. The recipes this week zero in on what I call the starters.  Sun-dried Tomato Dip


1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped (8 tomatoes) 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

• 1/2 cup sour cream

• 1/2 cup good mayonnaise

(I like Best Foods)

10 dashes Tabasco sauce

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

• 2 scallions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)


Purée the tomatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, Tabasco sauce, salt, and pepper in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add the scallions and pulse twice. Serve at room temperature. Sprinkle with a few slices of the top of a scallion. Serve with crackers, chips, and fresh vegetables.

This next recipe will have you putting your Lipton’s dry onion soup mix back in the pantry.

See if you don’t agree.

Pan-fried Onion Dip


• 2 large yellow onions

• 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

• 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

The big pink blob

and when I opened the tailgate he pulled back with such force he broke the rope halter and came flying out of there. When I finally caught him a mile away Gentleman was still shaking like a meadowlark trying to pass a peach pit. As a result, a fear memory was imprinted on Gentleman’s brain, and henceforth, not even the offensive line of the Kansas City Chiefs, several 4x4 fence posts, a skid steer, and an assortment of chains, ropes, and a garden hose could have gotten him to load. Temple didn’t say so, but I think fear memories can also be imprinted on the human brain. Because I didn’t have a lot of money to start out with, I raised sheep instead of cattle, figuring I’d do my learning and experimenting with cheaper stock. It turned out to be a wise move because I needed more experience in calving heifers and cows. So, I learned on sheep. I found it relatively easy to grab on to the head and two front feet of a lamb and after making sure the feet belonged to the right head I could pull a lamb.  By the time I had three seasons of lambing out a flock

of sheep behind me I felt ready to tackle cattle. I’d taken a course in artificial insemination and felt I knew my way around the inside of a cow and so I started out with what I called “one-shot” cows, figuring these old grannies wouldn’t have any problems with calving and I could gradually learn on the job. But this idea of starting with older cows instead of bred heifers presented its own set of problems. One day while Gentleman and I were checking on the cows I was shocked to see an old cow with a gigantic pink blob hanging out her butt. It was my first experience with a uterine prolapse and I was so stunned by the big pink blob that it created a fear memory in my brain that has never gone away. My vet was tied up elsewhere, so I called on my neighbor Jeep to come help put this 30-pound mass back inside the cow where it belonged. We got the cow standing up in my squeeze chute and did the best we could cleaning the filthy blob; then Jeep said we needed a five-pound sack of sugar to coat the blob to reduce its size.

• 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup good mayonnaise  (I use Best Foods)


Cut the onions in half, and then slice them into 1/8-inchthick half-rounds. (You will have about 3 cups of onions.) Heat the butter and oil in a large sauté pan on medium heat. Add the onions, cayenne, salt, and pepper and sauté for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 more minutes, until the onions are browned and caramelized. Allow the onions to cool. Place the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat until smooth. Add the onions and mix well. Taste for seasonings. Serve at room temperature.

Both of these recipes are from an Ina Garten “The Barefoot Contessa” cookbook, published in 1999. I love her books and wish that I owned all of them. Barbie Butz is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at

I don’t know how we did it, but we managed to make the blob disappear. But then we had another problem: how do we keep the cow from giving birth to her own uterus again as she was attempting to do. Jeep then requested a Mason jar that we filled with water and put the lid on real tight. Then Jeep had me put this jar inside the cow hoping the weight of the water in the jar would keep the uterus inside. Finally, I sewed up the vulva of the cow, allowing her enough room to pee but not enough for her to give birth to her uterus again. After she’d fattened up a bit she looked pretty good so I sent the old gal to the auction, completely forgetting that I hadn’t removed the Mason jar like I was supposed to. I’ll bet a real fear memory was created in the next rancher (who probably bought her as a “one shot” cow too) when the old gal gave birth to twins ... a calf and a Mason jar.

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

Holy boldness — fired up!

Can you feel the fire and passion welling back up as you reflect on it? Our imagination and recall can bring it and the drive behind it back to us again.

a personal relationship with the God of their understanding. Why? It’s life-changing. Life-changing! It’s always possible to start courting the Divine.

Holy boldness is the fire in your soul that propels you into action. It ignites the flame within, keeps it stoked, and confirms that anything is possible with the Divine.

The meaning of fired up in English is energetic, determined, and full of intense feeling, usually excitement (or anger: A fired-up rabble stormed the building.) I’m not speaking about the anger-related one. I’m talking about being fired up, as in excited! Have you ever been on fire about something, and nothing could convince you otherwise? Where did that fire come from?

I’m excited, passionate, and ready to get going when I’m fired up. When we’re fired up with holy boldness, we know anything is possible and that we will achieve it without fail and without question. Being fired up comes naturally for me when it’s something I am passionate about. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m passionate about our spiritual nature. I’m very passionate about the Divine. I’m very passionate about the Science of Mind teaching and new thought. It has completely transformed my life. I am utterly unrecognizable in comparison to the me of the past. I want to share these tools and this teaching with the world. My deepest desire is to help others wake up to their Divine nature and nurture

I’m so fired up about God, spirituality, and this teaching, and I’m ready to go! I’m inspired by people living out their purpose.

I’m fired up about helping others discover what that purpose is for them!

It doesn’t matter if anyone thinks you shouldn’t or can’t or that you would be better doing something else, being and doing something other than what the Divine is calling your heart to do and be.

Consider Michael Jordan. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players ever and faced significant challenges early in his career. He was cut from his high school basketball team, which was a considerable blow to his aspirations. Instead of giving up, Jordan

used this setback as motivation to work harder, leading to a legendary career in the NBA with six championships and numerous accolades. The high school coach didn’t know Michael was destined for legendary basketball player status. Nor did the coach realize they would contribute to his motivation to improve — or maybe they did. The point is that Jordan had the fire in the belly, faith, conviction, and a deep knowing of what he was to do. So he did it. You have the same fire in your belly — passion, conviction, and inner knowing. Spirit is calling you to be all that you came here to be. Be Bold! Say yes! Just do it. And so it is.

Sarah-Kate Duran is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email them at • Making Communities Better Through Print. Thursday, June 6, 2024 • PAGE B-7
barbie butz COLUMNIST rev. elizabeth rowley hogue COLUMNIST

SLO County triumphs in FCA

All-Star Football Classic

Seniors shine in last high school game with 12-3 victory over North Santa Barbara County STAFF REPORT

NORTH COUNTY — Senior football athletes

from all over the Central Coast came together for one last high school game on Saturday, June 1, for the 13th annual FCA All Star Football Classic. The game was held at Arroyo Grande High School, where San Luis Obispo (SLO) County senior All-Stars took on the North Santa Barbara County seniors.

During the Saturday night game, the SLO County team came out on top, winning 12-3. The FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) is an international nonprofit Christian sports ministry that can be found on many campuses throughout the nation.

In North County, the following players hit the high school field for one last time:

Atascadero High School

Mason Degnan

Anthony Tejada

• Jaiden Ramirez

• Kane Cooks

• Jackson Cooper

• Tyler Bukameir

• Matteo Cano

Templeton High School

River Waltmire

• Kohen Sizemore

• Lane Miller

• Johnny Peschong

• Kolton Sobyra

• Walker Craven

Aiden Wall

Anthony Chavez

Daxton Calagna

Trevor Tonini

• Wyatt Ramey

Templeton High School honors outstanding students at Evening for the Stars on Wednesday, May 29

JD Black, Brooklyn Thomas, Josh Bell, Lucia Barroso, Walker Craven, and Cohen

Wallace recognized for excellence in academics, athletics, and leadership

TEMPLETON — On Wednesday, May 29, Templeton High School students were recognized at the annual Evening of our Stars, where students were honored with several awards. JD Black received the Principal’s Award, Brooklyn Thomas and Josh Bell were named Athletes of the Year, Lucia Barroso and Walker Craven won Scholar Athlete Awards, Cohen Wallace was named Musician of the Year, and Walker Craven also earned Eagle of the Year.

Principal’s Award

JD Black received the Principal’s Award, which honors a student excelling in academics, athletics, humanities, and citizenship. Principal Jessica Lloyd praised JD for his leadership, positive attitude, and involvement in school activities.

The following are the words shared by Principal Jessica Lloyd as she announced this year’s winner at Wednesday night’s Evening for the Stars celebration.

“The senior who has been selected for this award immediately stood out when I arrived on the Templeton High School campus two years ago. This student welcomed me, and like many other newcomers to our campus, immediately helped me plug into the student body.

“This student is a hard worker with a great attitude and exceptional character. This student is the first to volunteer, cheer on their classmates, and be involved in nearly every event happening at THS. This student is humble, honest, enthusiastic, talented, always striving to bring students together and improve our campus. It is easy to say, this student is one of our most admired and respected leaders at Templeton High School.

“This individual excels in everything they are involved in, and always with the most positive of attitudes. Not only does our award winner maintain an extremely high GPA, but this student has received numerous awards and special honors throughout their time as a Templeton Eagle. This student is somebody who motivates, encourages, and listens to their peers.

“This exceptional student is competitive and focused in both athletics and academics. Our high achiever and three-sport student/varsity athlete

ran cross country, ran track, and played basketball as well. And, as you might expect, always brings a sense of unity and camaraderie to the team while representing the school he loves.

“Our award winner has held a multitude of leadership roles across campus, currently serving as the senior class president as well as the president of the Templeton High School Mental Health Club, Foreign Language Club, Wingmen, and the California Scholarship Foundation. It’s also important to mention that both he (and his parents) played a significant role in our Every 15 Minutes simulation last March.

“This year’s recipient of the Principals Award balances the demands of academics, athletics, volunteering, friendships and family with humility, strength and kindness. He is intelligent, confident and has an amazing sense of humor. He is a young man with strong character and ambition. The Templeton High School staff respect him, his peers trust and confide in him, and the underclassmen look up to him. This year’s Principal’s Award is presented to JD Black.”

Athletes of the Year

THS Athletic Director and Coach Joe Farley, presented the top senior male and female students who displayed outstanding athletic achievement while competing for athletic programs at THS. This year’s winners were Brooklyn Thomas and Josh Bell.

Female Athlete of the Year Brooklyn Thomas Brooklyn is a standout two-sport athlete, excelling in basketball and track and field. As the lone senior, she led the Eagles girls basketball team to the CIF quarterfinals and earned league recognition for her defensive skills. Her coach praised her team-first attitude. In track, Brooklyn contributed to back-to-back CIF championships, competing in the 400m, 4x100, and 4x400 relays. She set a personal record in the 400m at the CIF Central Section Division 3 Championships with a time of 1:01.1.

Male Athlete of the Year Josh Bell

Josh just completed one of the most decorated high school careers in distance running at THS. He holds school records in the 800m, 1600m, and 3200m, among others. This Spring, he set a Central Section record in the 3200m at Arcadia with a time of 8:42.79, breaking a record that lasted over 100 years. He recently won the Masters meet and finished sixth in the state. In cross country, he holds the school 5k record and is one of four Central Section athletes to win the Cross Country Indi-

viduals three times. Josh has been recognized as the Most Valuable Player over four times across track and field and cross country.

Scholar Athletes of the Year

The THS Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards are presented to a male and female student in the senior class who display superior athletic and academic achievement while competing in at least one athletic program at THS.

Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Lucia Barroso

Barroso excelled on the volleyball court, leading Templeton’s varsity team to the CIF Central Section Division II playoffs for two consecutive seasons. She earned first-team all-league honors in 2022 and 2023 as a middle blocker. Lucia also coached the boys’ volleyball team to a #1 seed in the Division III playoffs. A leader both on and off the court, she plans to study mechanical engineering at UC San Diego while playing volleyball and then pursue a Master’s in biomechanics at Duke. With her work ethic, positivity, and knowledge, she aims to become a prosthetics engineer.

Male Scholar Athlete of the Year Walker Craven Craven was captain of the football team, a CIF qualifier in track and field, and ASB president. He earned second-team all-league honors in both sports, was the football team’s strongest player, and set a personal record in shot put at the Division III Championships. Walker will attend the U.S. Naval Academy, where he is expected to further his leadership and impact.

Musician of the Year Cohen Wallace

Cohen Wallace was named Musician of the Year at Templeton High School’s Evening for the Stars. Band Director David Landers praised Cohen’s exceptional musicianship, versatility with oboe and baritone saxophone, and his impactful performances in concert and jazz bands, as well as his singing role in the school’s production of “Mamma Mia.” Landers said, “Cohen Wallace is one of the finest musicians to ever grace this campus. His skill and comfort with making music is apparent in every rehearsal, no matter the setting. Cohen has played oboe for seven years and has developed a strong command of the instrument. This year he was the anchor of the front row of the concert band, confidently sight-reading and performing in a way that elevated the entire band. When he was absent, we all noticed.”

Eagle of the Year Walker Craven

Walker Craven was honored as Eagle of the Year at THS’s Evening for the Stars. Walker, president of the ASB and FFA, and an athlete in football and track, will attend the U.S. Naval Academy.

Principal Jessica Lloyd praised him for his leadership, dedication, and involvement in school activities: “This senior is funny, honest, respectful, and genuinely kindhearted. He has shown tremendous leadership abilities through various classes, clubs, and programs he has participated in. When this student is dedicated to something, he gives 100 percent.

“This student has an exceptional grade point average. He leads by example and is inquisitive, resourceful, and genuinely kindhearted. He has been in the leadership class, most recently serving as the ASB president. He is also a valued member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), where he served as the FFA president. He was also a tremendous athlete, participating in football and track and field. He will now go on to serve our country as he has been accepted into the United States Naval Academy, the acceptance rate of which is 10.8 percent.

“To say we are proud of this student is an understatement. This resilient, motivated, and hardworking senior is a leader among leaders throughout the student body. This is a well-rounded student and a remarkable young man we have all been fortunate to know.”

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