District Advisory Committee approved to review future of Dual Immersion program
The DAC will also review enrollment projections and district capacity
By CAMILLE DEVAUL email@example.com
PASO ROBLES — Trustees have approved a 22-person District Advisory Committee (DAC) to review enrollment projections, district capacity, and the future of the Dual Immersion program. The decision took place at the Tuesday, Sept. 26, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District meeting.
The committee will be providing trustees with a recommendation regarding either a possible
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50 years of Paso Robles Municipal Airport
By CAMILLE DEVAUL
PASO ROBLES — The community gathered on Saturday to officially celebrate 50 years of the Paso Robles Municipal Airport. Over a thousand guests came out
to the airport on Sept. 23 to explore aircraft and learn about the airport’s history and future.
“It was a very good turnout,” said Airport Commissioner Tony Gaspar. “Just a nice, steady flow of people throughout the day. The weather could not have been better.”
A headline from the Aug. 27, 1942, issue of Paso Robles
Press records the start of the airport with a headline reading, “U.S. Picks Estrella For Base — 1200 Acre Tract To Be Site For Marine Corps Air Field.”
The airport came about when the United States Army negotiated and acquired just over 1,200 acres in the Estrella area for a U.S. Army airfield built on properties formally owned
Countdown is on with Pioneer Day Kick Off Party
Gala raises funds to support the Pioneer Day nonprofit’s associated costs for parade and events
By BECCA SLIGH Paso Robles Press Contributor
PASO ROBLES — The Pioneer Day Kick Off Party was held on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Estrella Warbirds Museum. In attendance were the Pioneer Day Royalty: Grand Marshal Don Campbell, Queen Margaret Avila and Belle Kayla Degnan.
About 300 people showed up to show their support for the Paso Robles Pioneer Day nonprofit. In addition to attendees, there were over 30 people from Pioneer Day — board members, bartenders, and caterers — who helped make the whole evening possible. Dinner was catered by Brush Family BBQ, and volunteers helped tend the No-Host wine, beer, and cocktail bar.
The Pioneer Day Kick Off Party has been a long-stand-
ing tradition to not only get people excited about the Pioneer Day Parade held every October, but to raise funds that go towards the Paso Robles Pioneer Day nonprofit.
“This is one of our main fundraisers to help put the parade on and also to help with the maintenance and upkeep of the tractors the the Pioneer Day Organiza -
tion owns,” said Paso Robles Pioneer Day Committee member Tara Tedeschi.
Tedeschi said there’s a lot of back end costs to put on the parade from the security staffing to administrative costs associated with a parade of this caliber. Some community members in attendance commented on the upcoming Pioneer Day Parade.
“I’ve been going to Pioneer
Day for my whole life,” said Erin Wicks-Sligh of Paso Robles. “My mom was a Pioneer Day Belle, as was I my senior year of high school, so it’s just always something I’ve been involved in.”
Wicks-Sligh also mentions her husband is on the Tractor Committee, which is made up of volunteers who work to maintain and restore
by A.M. Boyer, Otto Kuehl, George Matthew, John Moore, the Padian Estate, William Radloff, Tillie Schlecker, and Lillie Tuley. In just over six months, 2,000 construction workers had completed the airfield by April 1943, and the Estrella Army Airfield was up and running. By October 1944, the airport
was inactivated and turned over to San Luis Obispo County for public use. By 1973, the county sold the air base to the City of Paso Robles for $1, and the Estrella Army Air Force Base officially became the town’s municipal airport.
Today the Paso Robles Municipal Airport houses
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Eight candidates interviewed for vacant District 1 seat on Paso Robles City Council
Councilmembers will cast their vote for Sharon Roden at the Oct. 3 City Council meeting
By CAMILLE DEVAUL firstname.lastname@example.org
PASO ROBLES — Eligible candidates for the vacant District 1 seat on Paso Robles City Council were interviewed Tuesday night, Sept. 26. Councilmembers interviewed the eight candidates and will cast their vote at the Tuesday, Oct. 3, meeting.
On Sept. 7, the council appointed Councilmember John Hamon to fill the mayoral vacancy created by the passing of Mayor Steve Martin. As a result of Hamon’s appointment as mayor, the District 1 council seat was immediately vacated. At the same meeting, after Hamon was sworn in as mayor, the council decided to fill the newly created vacancy in District
1 through an appointment process.
During that meeting, the council determined that the process would be as follows:
By Sept. 11, the city clerk would post the vacancy and an application for interested individuals
The application period would remain open until Sept. 21 at 5 p.m.
Any interested member of the public may self-nominate by submitting a completed application for the position to the city clerk by 5 p.m. on Sept. 21
Interviews of all eligible candidates would be scheduled for a Special Council meeting set for Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m.
If necessary, interviews will continue on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at a time in the morning to be determined
Should a preferred applicant be identified through the interview process, the council will reconvene at the Oct. 3
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Paso Robles Pioneer Day Queen Margaret Avila (center) is shown with granddaughters Alicia (left) and Crystal Avila at the Pioneer Day Kick Off Party. Photo by Becca Sligh
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Travel Paso now accepting Community Event Grant applications for 2024; deadline is Oct. 20
Funds generated by tourists support local events that enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors
PASO ROBLES — Travel Paso has opened the application period for a Community Event Grant to support community events that take place in 2024. This program enables
Travel Paso to support events, activities, and organizations that align with its mission to enhance the quality of life for residents and brand, market, and promote Paso Robles as a premier California tourism destination. Applications are due by Oct. 20.
Travel Paso supports local events that contribute to the experience of our visitors and the positive economic vitality of our community while improving the quality of life of our residents. Travel Paso recognizes that forging community partnerships with
local cultural, social, and recreational organizations can make significant contributions to the overall quality of life in Paso Robles as well as the ability to market the destination and enhance visitation throughout the year. Accordingly, a portion of the annual marketing budget is allocated to the Community Event Grant program.
Last year, Travel Paso received a record number of Community Event Grant applicants. Together, the Travel Paso Board of Directors and the
Travel Paso Marketing Committee reviewed and selected 22 organizations to receive in-kind marketing support. Of these 22 applicants, 15 received additional grant funding.
Under the program, $98,500 was awarded to organizations that align with Travel Paso’s mission to make a significant impact on tourism growth in Paso Robles.
The 2023 grant recipients included Castoro Cellars Winery, Estrella Warbirds Museum, Edible Magazine San Luis Obispo, REC Foundation,
Garagiste Events Inc., The Paderewski Festival, The Rhone Rangers, At Her Table, Paso Robles Horse Park Foundation, Paso Robles Distillery Trail, Wine Country Runs, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, Red Wings Horse Sanctuary, FARMstead ED and The Bovine Classic. Applications are due by Oct. 20, at 5 p.m., for events happening in the 2024 calendar year. For more information and to apply, visit travelpaso.com/ community-event-grant/ or contact email@example.com.
Nominations open for local Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year
Nominees should have a proven track record of making a positive impact on SLO County
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The Association of Fundraising Professionals — San Luis Obispo County Chapter (AFP SLO County) announced the call for nominations for the Local AFP 2023 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year award. This award seeks to honor individuals, families, businesses, or foundations that have demonstrated exceptional generosity, civic responsibility, and a commitment to charitable giving within San Luis Obispo County.
Nominees for the Local AFP 2023 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year award should have a proven track record of making a positive impact through direct financial support and inspiring others to take leadership roles in philanthropy. The award recognizes outstand-
ing contributions to our community’s betterment and celebrates those whose benevolence encourages charitable actions by others.
Past recipients of the Local AFP Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year award include notable figures such as Clifford Clark, Bert and Candee Forbes, Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust and trustee Howard Carroll, Joan Gellert-Sargen, and the Bank of America Foundation. Additionally, the Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy and President’s Award categories have recognized promising young philanthropists and community leaders.
The honorees for the 2023 Local AFP Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year award will be celebrated during the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the picturesque La Lomita Ranch.
AFP SLO County welcomes nominations for philanthropists who have made a significant impact on San Luis Obispo County. To nominate an individual or organization for this
prestigious recognition, you can complete the nomination form available here npd.afpvote. org/nominations/afpSLOco
Nominees should be residents of San Luis Obispo County and exemplify a deep commitment to supporting multiple nonprofit organizations. It is important to note that generosity is not solely measured by financial contributions, as dedication, volunteer service, and community involvement also play pivotal roles in the selection process.
All nominations should include at least one letter of recommendation and will be reviewed by a nominations committee composed of former AFP board members, ensuring a fair and impartial evaluation.
Past nominations will be considered only if resubmitted for the current award cycle. Awardees will receive two tickets to the National Philanthropy Day Luncheon.
AFP SLO County is proud to host National Philanthropy Day, celebrating the spirit of giving and the profound impact of philanthropy
within San Luis Obispo County. This event serves as a platform to honor those who have made a difference and inspire others to join in the noble cause of supporting our community. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit community.afpglobal. org/afpcasanluisobispochapter/new-item4/ npd2023
Sponsorship opportunities can be found at drive.google.com/file/d/19r4bo3GD8e7tdldoiExLPuyTpmElWuYL/view
About AFP San Luis Obispo County Chapter: AFP SLO County is a local chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, an international organization dedicated to advancing philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. AFP SLO County represents professionals in San Luis Obispo County who are committed to building a culture of philanthropy and improving communities through ethical and effective fundraising practices.
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Signal upgrades along Niblick corridor start this week
Bear Electric Solutions (BES) will be conducting signal upgrades work along the Niblick Corridor starting Monday, Sept. 25, through Oct. 15. Upgrades include backplates with reflective borders for improved visibility, increasing the size of the LED signal lights for enhanced visibility, and new signal software to allow for better intersection operation.
The purpose of the signal upgrades is to relieve traffic congestion, improve safety through the Niblick corridor, and upgrade out-of-date signal hardware.
Traffic controls will be in effect during this time, so there will be some disruptions. However, traffic controls will occur in a manner that will not impact school drop-off and pick-up times and will only be partial closures (right turn lane closures). For safety measures the intersection will be placed into flash when necessary.
Resilient Souls holding fundraiser for Suicide Prevention Month
In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, local nonprofit Resliant Souls is presenting a special Saturday Matinee Fundraiser featuring the family-friendly film “The Emoji Movie” at Park Cinemas. This event aims to raise awareness about suicide prevention and provide support for those in need. The community is invited to join them on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 11:30 a.m., for an afternoon filled with entertainment, prizes, and important discussions.
The event will kick off with a screening of “The Emoji Movie,” offering a fun and engaging experience for attendees of all ages. Following the movie, there will be a meaningful discussion on the topic of suicide prevention facilitated by experts in the field. This discussion will provide valuable insights and resources to help individuals and families understand and address this critical issue.
In addition to the movie and discussion, the event will feature:
A raffle: Participants will have the chance to win exciting prizes through a raffle, with all proceeds going towards suicide prevention initiatives.
• Prizes: Attendees will have the opportunity to win various prizes throughout the event, making it an exciting and interactive experience for everyone.
To purchase tickets for this special Saturday Matinee Fundraiser, please visit parkcinemas.com. For additional information or inquiries, please contact Resilient Souls at (833) 322-1920 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendor applications open for 2024 California Mid-State Fair
Applications for the 2024 California Mid-State Fair Commercial Vendor Program are now available. Vendors are located throughout the 40-acre fairgrounds, including outdoor areas and in Adelaide Hall, Estrella Hall, and The Stockyard, and can be seen by over 330,000 attendees over the 12 days.
New vendors will be selected on space availability, product balance within the fair, uniqueness, and appeal of the product. Also taken into consideration is previous event/festival experience and the ability to set up a professional, attractive display.
Please visit MidStateFair.com to read over the FAQ sheet, fee sheet, and handbooks before filling out the application.
The 2024 California Mid-State Fair runs July 17-28. Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Get updates emailed to you directly by clicking here.
Sludge removal at Oak Shores Wastewater Treatment Plant continues through Oct. 2
County Service Area 7A (CSA 7A) has contracted with Synagro to remove accumulated sludge from settling ponds 3 and 4 at the Oak Shores
Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Sludge is a byproduct of wastewater treatment that accumulates in the settling ponds. Periodic removal of sludge is required to keep the plant operating within its design parameters. This project will restore the capacity of the ponds and result in a more efficient treatment process.
The project began on Wednesday, Sept. 6, and will continue through Monday, Oct. 2. The hours of operation will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Residents in the proximity of the plant may temporarily experience slightly increased odor and noise.
Approximately 4-5 large trucks will be used daily to truck the dried sludge offsite for disposal.
PRPD presents Paso Robles Night Out
The Paso Robles Police Department is bringing the community together for a night of fun, camaraderie, and the shared goal of creating a safer city. Paso Robles Night Out is set to take place on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Downtown City Park.
This event is a unique opportunity for residents and local law enforcement and fire personnel to connect in a relaxed, festive atmosphere. Paso Robles Night Out aims to strengthen community bonds, foster positive relationships with public safety agencies, and promote safety awareness within the city.
• Meet Your Local Heroes: Get to know the dedicated people who serve our community every day. Paso Robles Night Out brings together local police officers and firefighters, allowing residents to interact with them in a friendly and approachable setting.
A Night Out Against Crime: Join us in our commitment to creating a safer Paso Robles. Learn about crime prevention strategies and how you can actively contribute to the security of our community.
Free Food: Enjoy a delightful evening with complimentary food that reflects the diversity of our community, symbolizing unity and togetherness.
• Games and Giveaways: Fun and entertainment for all ages! Engage in exciting games and activities and have a chance to win fabulous prizes through giveaways.
Live Demos: Witness demonstrations by our local police and fire personnel, showcasing their skills and dedication to keeping Paso Robles safe.
• Police and Fire Interaction: Ask questions, share stories, and gain insight into the daily work of our first responders. Discover the tools and techniques they use to protect and serve.
PRPD invites all Paso Robles residents and their families to join us on Oct. 4, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Downtown City Park. Let’s come together for Paso Robles Night Out and make our community safer, stronger, and more vibrant.
Volunteers needed for annual Atascadero River and Creek Cleanup Day
The City of Atascadero and the Atascadero Mutual Water Company (AMWC) are working together on the 27th Annual Atascadero Creek and River Cleanup Day to be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and they are looking for volunteers. Keeping Atascadero Creek and the nearby community pathways clean, attractive and inviting is a continual challenge, despite multiple and ongoing city and volunteer efforts.
• Participants should check in at 9 a.m. at the AMWC Yard at 6575 Sycamore Road. Volunteers can choose a location or be assigned to a specific section of either Atascadero Creek or the Salinas River.
Please bring work gloves, buckets,
sturdy, closed-toe shoes, and water bottles.
Volunteers will assist with clearing Atascadero Creek and sections of the Salinas River, which are the primary source of recharge for Atascadero’s groundwater aquifers. Keeping these waterways healthy and free of pollution is an important part of protecting Atascadero’s water supply.
Roads closed after fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian collision
On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Atascadero Police Department and Atascadero Emergency Services responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision that occurred just south of the Vons store on El Camino Real. The incident took place before 2 p.m. and resulted in the fatality of the pedestrian involved.
A male pedestrian, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, attempted to cross El Camino Real from the west side towards Vons when he was struck by a passing vehicle. Emergency responders arrived promptly at the scene, providing immediate treatment to the injured pedestrian. However, despite their efforts, the pedestrian’s injuries proved to be life-threatening, and he tragically succumbed to them while en route to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.
To facilitate the investigation and gather evidence related to the collision, the Atascadero Police Department implemented a hard closure of the southbound lanes of El Camino Real at the Highway 41 off-ramp/101 on-ramp.
Colony Days committee seeks volunteers for Colony Days Parade
The Colony Days Committee is on the lookout for volunteers to help out during the Colony Days’ festivities taking place on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
As of now, the committee is looking for eight volunteers to be at barricades on the parade route from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. that morning.
The committee is also looking for volunteers to help out with all the fun that will be packed into the Sunken Gardens once the parade comes to a close and the other activities kick off.
To volunteer, please reach out to Colony Days Committee Chair Karen McNamara. She can be reached by email at ColonyDays@gmail.com, or by phone at (805) 459-5113.
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Arrest made in connection with vehicle burglaries in SLO, Avila Beach
In a development in an ongoing investigation, authorities have apprehended a suspect linked to a series of vehicle burglaries that plagued the San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach areas. The arrest of the individual, identified as Andre Stoner of Paso Robles, came about on unrelated charges, thanks to the Paso Robles Police Department.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office had issued a public appeal on Sept. 15, seeking assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for a staggering 23 vehicle burglaries occurring throughout the month of August. These incidents primarily targeted the Bob Jones Trailhead parking lot in Avila Beach and the Reservoir Canyon Trailhead parking lot in San Luis Obispo. Following the plea, tips from the community poured in, pointing to Stoner as the likely culprit.
Many of the reported burglaries involved the smashing of vehicle windows, with purses and wallets being the primary targets of theft. Authorities, spurred by community involvement, were able to uncover an additional suspect in the case. On Aug. 29, 28-yearold Joy Thompson was arrested on various charges, including burglary and identity theft.
As the investigation progresses, burglary charges have been formally filed against Stoner with the District Attorney’s Office, marking a significant step toward justice for the victims affected by these crimes.
Governor reverses parole for convicted murderer Jason Adam Greenwell
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has, for the second time, reversed the Parole Board’s decision to release Jason Adam Greenwell, a convicted second-degree murderer involved in the brutal killing of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers in 2010. San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow made the announcement, emphasizing the continued commitment to justice for the victim and the community.
Greenwell was one of five individuals convicted for their roles in the 2010 crime. Newsom’s decision to reverse Greenwell’s parole was based on his assessment of the evidence, concluding that Greenwell “currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison at this time.” Notably, Greenwell has served nearly 13 years of his sentence, falling short of the minimum 15-year term mandated by the law at the time of his conviction.
This marks the second instance in which the Parole Board had approved Greenwell’s release, only to have it overturned by Newsom. On July 27, District Attorney Dow formally requested the governor to intervene and reverse the Board of Parole Hearings’ decision.
Daily closures to occur on San Simeon Creek Road during repairs San Simeon Creek Road will be closed periodically between Monday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Oct. 20, from approximately 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. to repair road damages.
This project is part of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Works Department’s storm-recovery efforts. Storms in early 2023 washed out portions of San Simeon Creek Road, putting the remaining roadway at increased risk of being completely impassible during the coming winter. The repair work is being completed now, before the rainy season, to protect the roadway from further damage.
Construction work commencing on the Arroyo Grande Creek Flood control channel and levee in Oceano
Construction activity will take place in Oceano’s Flood Control Zone 1/1A along the Arroyo Grande Creek channel and levees over the next several months.
Construction crews will be working throughout the length of the creek to implement the Phase I: Arroyo Grande Creek Channel Emergency Capacity Restoration Project and Phase II: Arroyo Grande Creek Emergency Levee Rehabilitation Project.
The Phase I and Phase II projects are being implemented by the San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District with the help of several consultant teams and contractors.
Phase I is intended to address the flow characteristics of the Arroyo Grande Creek Channel through vegetation and sediment removal to restore capacity and flood protection to the surrounding community to pre-2022-2023 winter storm conditions. Phase II will consist of levee repairs from damages caused by overtopping and seepage during the 2022-2023 winter storms.
Construction crews began mobilization the week of Sept. 11.
Oceano Library reopens in new location
The County of SLO Public Libraries is pleased to announce that the Oceano Library has opened in its new location at 1511 19th St. in Oceano. A Grand Opening celebration is planned for Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon.
The new location, formerly used by Lucia Mar School District, was remodeled for library visitors. “The new location feels more spacious and welcoming. And it’s still close to the elementary school and the community center for convenience and visibility,” said Erica Thatcher, marketing and engagement coordinator for County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries.
The remodel brings fresh paint, more shelving, additional computer workstations, and family restrooms. The library offers books in English and Spanish for all ages, with a selection that focuses on
families and students.
“Family literacy is at the heart of this library,” Thatcher said.
The Grand Opening celebration features tacos, music, games, and book giveaways.
“We’re excited to open this new space to the community,” said Oceano Library manager Nancy Sierra. “We offer a wide variety of programming for all ages in a safe and pleasant place, and we look forward to seeing everyone.”
Visit SLOLibrary.org for Oceano Library hours and for more information about library collections and programs.
VA awards $3.5 million to reduce veteran homelessness in SLO County Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo and Good Samaritan Shelter receive VA boost for SLO County homeless Veteran services.
The Department of Veterans Affairs recently awarded $799 million in grants to nonprofit organizations to provide resources and housing to at-risk and homeless Veterans and their families through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program.
In San Luis Obispo County, the following organizations were awarded:
• $2.14 million to the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO)
$1.45 million to Good Samaritan Shelter
Both organizations work to end Veteran homelessness in San Luis Obispo County through the provision of homelessness prevention services and rapid rehousing programs. Through these local nonprofit partnerships, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program provides partial and full rental assistance, security deposits, utility payments, and legal representation to veterans currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Veteran homelessness in San Luis Obispo County has reduced by nearly 80 percent since 2020. Both the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo and Good Samaritan Shelter are optimistic that “functional zero veteran homelessness” may soon be a reality in San Luis Obispo County.
Since Oct. 1, 2022, the Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo has served 117 veteran households through its SSVF Program. According to CAPSLO’s SSVF Program Manager Brandy Graham, they have been able to exceed the number of families they projected to serve. She credited this to the excellent collaboration and responsiveness from the San Luis Obispo County branch of the Housing and Urban Development-Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH).
While these funds are not new, the level of support is. During the pandemic, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program received additional federal funds through COVID-related avenues, which significantly increased the number of people that were able to find and maintain housing. To prevent a funding cliff after the expiration of the public health funding flexibilities, Congress enacted legislation to increase funding to the Veteran Affairs program and continue the level of support needed to provide every veteran and their family with stable and safe housing.
The County of San Luis Obispo’s Homeless Services Oversight Council administers this Veterans Affairs fund along with other federal and state awards intended to address homelessness in San Luis Obispo County. The Homeless Services Oversight Council coordinates and supervises the homeless services administered across the county and is facilitated by the County of San Luis Obispo’s Homeless Services Division under the Department of Social Services.
Veterans who are currently or at risk of becoming homeless may reach out to the following:
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many), 81, of Atascadero, California, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 13, 2023, after a brief illness.
Patsy was born on January 22, 1942, in West Plains, Missouri, to Charles “Oscar” Lawhorn and Ruth Madge Holloway.
The family moved to Templeton, California, around 1946.
Patsy attended Templeton school K -12th grade and
ANN M. GAGNON 1933-2023
Ann Mary Gagnon was born February 17, 1933, in Auburn, Mass. Passed away September 6, 2023, at home in Paso Robles while being lovingly cared for by her children. She
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graduated from with the class of 1959.
She loved bowling, water skiing, camping, and spending time with her family.
She was a 4-H Swine Leader for several years for the Rio Rancheros 4-H club in Atascadero.
She enjoyed teaching the word of God to small children and taught Sunday School to them for several years.
She especially enjoyed
was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gagnon. They were happily married for 71 years. They had six children, Michele, Noel, Robert, Lisa, David, and Jenny, and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Ann made a lovely home and enjoyed cooking and
being at all her children’s, grandchildren’s, and great-grandchildren’s sports events and watching them show their animals at the Mid-State Fair.
Patsy is survived by her sister, Shirley Bryant of Paso Robles.
Her children, Cheri Plumm (Matthew Olafsen) of Lincoln, California, Jacqui (Nick) Shearer of Eagle Point, OR., Jeff Plumm (Stephanie) of Battle Ground,
baking for her family. She was a self-taught quilter, seamstress, photographer, painter, and she enjoyed crocheting and knitting. She gave many of her creations to family and friends. Ann loved traveling with her husband in their retirement.
WA. and Lisha Dempsey of Atascadero, CA.
She is also survived by 11 Grandchildren, 16 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great, Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Patsy was preceded in death by her Parents, Oscar and Ruth Lawhorn, and siblings, Billy Lawhorn, Sybil McDonald, and Zela Elliott. A private family service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30.
In Loving Memory
JENNIFER HELMER, age 71 a resident of Atascadero passed away on 09/13/2023.
In the care of Blue Sky Cremation and Burial Service
TREVOR PRICE age 40 a resident of Paso Robles passed away on 09/15/2023
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GERALD BALINT age 79 a resident of Cambria passed away on 09/15/2023
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SARAH BOLING age 82 a resident of Templeton passed away on 09/16/2023
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JAMIE LYNETTE RODRIGUEZ, 52, of Oceano passed away on September 13th 2023.
Services are in the care of MarshallSpoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.
William Herbert “Bill” Sundius, age 91, of Templeton, CA, died after a brief illness on September 20, 2023. Born in New
PASO ROBLES POLICE DEPARTMENT
SEPTEMBER 18, 2023
02:41 — Alvaro Gonzalezleon, of Creston was on view arrest on the corner of Creston Rd and and Charolais Rd for DRIVING UNDER
THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC],
DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC],
Case no. 233030
15:36 — Carissa Render, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 1200 block of Corral Creek Ave for OUTSIDE WARRANT/M, Case no. 233037
14:57 — Miguel Zeferinogalvez, of Paso
Robles was on view arrest on the SR 46E at Golden Hill Rd for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI
ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC],
Case no. 233035
11:10 — Jesus Pantaleonescalera, of Paso
Robles was taken into custody on the SR 46E at Golden Hill Rd for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE
A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], OUSIDE WARRANT/M, Case no. 233033
22:36 — Terry Snyder, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 100 block of Niblick Rd for
FALSE IDENTIFICATION TO POLICE [148.9(A)
PC], FAILURE TO APPEAR ON A FELONY
CRIME [1320(B)PC], BENCH WARRANT
[978.5PC], Case no. 233043
12:18 — Alexis Mendoza, was summoned/ cited for DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED FOR
DUI [14601.2(A)VC], Case no. 233034
SEPTEMBER 19, 2023
00:17 — Alain Pompey, was on view arrest on the 400 block of Creston Rd for WILLFULLY
PC], POSSESS NARCOTIC CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE [11350(A)H&S], Case no. 233044
08:42 — Andre Stoner, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 600 block of Spring St for
POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHER-
Haven, CT, in May 1932, he earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 1959. He lived in Connecticut until 1968, when he moved the family to California. He lived in Thousand Oaks until 1986, when he moved to the central coast, living in San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and Templeton. He served in the US Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and was stationed in Korea during the Korean War, where his job was to intercept and translate Chinese radio communications. He was honorably discharged at the rank of staff sergeant.
NALIA [11364(A)H&S], POSSESS NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11350(A)H&S], Case no. 233048
20:41 — Alexander Cisneros, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the corner of 18th and Spring St for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 233060
20:37 — Timothy Crook, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the corner of 8th and Spring St for POSSESSION OF DRUGS WHILE ARMED [11370.1(A)HS], Case no. 233060
21:57 — Jason Horning, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the corner of Melody and Lana for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 233061
00:00 — Alberto Leonmaldonado, of Paso Robles was summoned/cited on Creston and Cedarwood for DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED FOR DUI [14601.2(A)VC], Case no. 233062
00:00 — Sarita Galvez, of Paso Robles was summoned/cited for Case no. 233053
SEPTEMBER 20, 2023
00:42 — Abel Sierra, of Santa Maria was taken into custody on the corner of 28th and Spring St for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC],
Case no. 233063
23:27 — Charles Bennett, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the corner of 28th St and Spring St for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], Case no. 233072
SEPTEMBER 21, 2023
02:29 — Christian Glos, of San Miguel was on view arrest on the 900 block of Park St for DOMESTIC BATTERY [243(E)(1)PC], Case no. 233071
11:40 — Kevin Palmer, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 1400 block of Creston Rd for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], POSSESSION OF SPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)H&S], Case no. 233075
12:45 — Frank Reyes, of Paso Robles was
Bill worked as an electrical engineer for several well-known firms, including American Machine and Foundry, Burroughs Corporation, and Bif-Accutel. In 1986, he retired from engineering and did part-time work, including consulting and photography.
A lifelong ham radio enthusiast, Bill built his own equipment as a teenager and was president of his high school’s radio club. He organized the ham radio team that supported the Paso Robles Pioneer Day parade. Also an avid bicyclist and member of the Westlake Wheelmen, he partici -
arrested for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC], Case no. 233076
12:40 — Guillermo Hernandez, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 1400 block of Park St for CARRYING A CONCEALED DIRK OR DAGGER [21310 PC], Case no. 233077
12:40 — Frank Reyes, of Paso Robles was taken into custody on the 1400 block of Park St for PUBLIC INTOXINATION [647(F)PC], Case no. 233085
19:47 — Sherree Dominguez, of Guadalupe was on view arrest on the 2900 Union Rd for PUBLIC INTOXINATION [647(F)PC], Case no. 233085
20:41 — Misty Jones, of Paso Robles was on views arrest on the 500 block of Ferro Ln for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], Case no. 233086
22:40 — Robert Partida, of Arizona was on view arrest on the 1300 block of Spring St for PUBLIC INTOXINATION [647(F)PC], WILLFULLY RESISTS,DELAYS,OBSTRUCTS… [148(A)(1)PC], Case no. 233087
SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
01:41 — Anthony Valenti, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 1100 block of Railroad for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC], Case no. 233088
01:50 — Amanda Critchley, of Sanger was arrested for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC], Case no. 233089
05:28 — Lorenzo Munoznava, of Paso Robles was arrested for FALSE IDENTIFICATION TO POLICE [148.9(A)PC], WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], Case no. 233090
05:47 — Juvencio Delacruzgarcia, of Paso Robles was arrested for DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED FOR DUI [14601.2(A)VC], FALSE IDENTIFICATION TO POLICE [148.9(A)PC], Case no. 233090
14:04 — Angelica Smith, was taken into
pated in a 1972 Bike-a-thon fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. He came in 4th out of 141 riders and rode 317 miles in 36 hours.
Bill’s faith was a keystone of his later life, and finding a spiritual and community home at the Atascadero Bible Church in 1994 was a blessing and life changer. He began working on staff in 1995 as a custodian and, later on, helping with church room setups and maintenance jobs. He worked behind the scenes and, according to his good friend and prior boss, Chris Key was the most faithful servant the church has ever
custody on the 2700 block of Black Oak Dr for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 233092
SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
01:19 — Rocio Soto, of Shandon was on view arrest on the corner of 16th and Riverside Dr for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 233100
01:46 — Jeremiah Coleman, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 200 block of Spring St for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC], Case no. 233101
01:46 — Izaiah Coleman, of Paso Robles was arrested for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC], Case no. 233101
02:09 — Jeremiah Coleman, of Paso Robles was arrested for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/ DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC], Case no. 233101
19:19 — Kenneth Frautschi, of Paso Robles was arrested for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 233107
20:52 — Travis Yanez, of Paso Robles was arrested for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC],
Case no. 233109
00:00 — Raul Garciaflores, of Paso Robles was summoned/cited for DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED FOR DUI [14601.2(A)VC], Case no. 233110
SEPTEMBER 24, 2023
00:05 — Emmanuel Fabianrojas, of San Miguel was arrested for WILLFULLY TO VIOLATE A WRITTEN PROMISE TO APPEAR IN COURT [853.7PC], Case no. 233111
00:24 — Rigoberto Valdez, of Paso Robles was arrested for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 233112
01:29 — Benito Penafortalejo, of Paso Robles was arrested for DRIVING UNDER THE
had. He was dearly loved by many people and worked tirelessly until just ten days before going into the presence of Jesus. His faith was an essential part of his life, and he loved to study the bible, to perform service, and to share his faith.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert W. and Helen Stevens of Hamden, CT, and his sister, Virginia Sundius of Hamden, CT. He is survived by his sons, David (Stephanie) Sundius of Manhattan Beach, CA, and Eric Sundius of Sierra Vista, AZ, and grandson, Michael Sundius.
INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI
ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC],
Case no. 233113
07:33 — Florentino Ortiz, of San Luis Obispo was on view arrest on the 3200 block of Spring St for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], Case no. 233115
18:25 — Monique Baldwin, of Florida was taken into custody on the corner of 46W and Vineyard Dr for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI
ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC],
Case no. 233119
22:46 — David Twichell, of Paso Robles was on view arrest on the 1300 block of 24th St for POSSESSION OF SPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)H&S], BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 233123
ATASCADERO POLICE DEPARTMENT
SEPTEMBER 19, 2023
08:25 — Alecia Brown, was arrested on the 6700 block of El Camino Real for SITTING OR LYING IN PUBLIC WAYS [5-5.03], Case no. 231929
20:22 — John Wilson Jr., was arrested on the 5000 block of Olmeda Ave, for BENCH WARRANT [978.5PC], Case no. 231936
SEPTEMBER 21, 2023
08:25 — Travis Mathes, was arrested on the 7000 block of El Camino Real for POSSESSION OF SPECIFIED CONTROLLED
SUBSTANCE [11377(A)H&S], Case no. 230194
SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
20:50 — Kaylee Smith, was arrested on the 7000 block of Sombrilla Ave for DOMESTIC BATTERY [243(E)(1)PC], Case no. 231953
RONALD ANGELO STRAPASON, 84, of Arroyo Grande passed away on September 17th 2023.
Services are in the care of MarshallSpoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.
ETHEL HELEN WOODRUFF, 96, of Grover Beach passed away on September 20th 2023.
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BRENT ANDREW GRAY, 66, of Oceano passed away on September 18th 2023.
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JOSEPHINE WRIGHT, 87, of Grover Beach passed away on September 20th 2023.
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From the Right and the Left: Congressional budget battles again leave nation hanging
So here we are again facing budgetary policy shenanigans by a handful of obstructionists aligned with the Republican Party in another round of Russian roulette (the irony that would be too funny if it were not so dangerously imminent) that actually has the House leadership on the verge of self-implosion. And, of course, the cost of such foolishness will once again fall upon the overwhelming majority of middle-class taxpayers and those poorest and most vulnerable in our society.
The lesson here is quite simple: elected representatives of the people have a responsibility to do the job of making the hard decisions on policy that benefit the nation and subsequently they must be willing to pay the price of such actions. Shutting the government down is a highpriced hissy fit that forfeits that responsibility. So Congress, DO YOUR JOB!
In a recently unveiled blueprint by House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities contends the proposed budget “illustrates House Republicans’ disturbing vision for the country: health care stripped away from millions of people, higher poverty and hunger, capitulation to climate change, more tax cheating by high-income people, and large-scale disinvestment from the building blocks of opportunity and economic growth — from medical research to education to child care. It would narrow opportunity, worsen racial inequities, and make it harder for people to afford the basics.”
RV Parking Lot in Salinas River Flood Plain Challenged in Atascadero
What do horse riders, hikers, dog walkers, bird watchers, remote control airplane hobbyists and beaver and river enthusiasts have in common? Currently, these groups and other concerned individuals are coming together in opposition to the approval of a plan to park 262 RVs on six acres in the Salinas River floodplain by the Atascadero Plan -
Without getting into the deep thicket of budgetary minutiae, suffice it to say that the current uproar within the House leadership threatens the very fabric of a democratic system that is critically dependent upon consensus, compromise, and reason. In a recent article by Tony Romm in the Washington Post, he opines “at the heart of the stalemate are renewed Republican calls for deep federal spending cuts, more than three months after House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) finalized a deal with President Biden that was supposed to prevent this very brinkmanship.”
Of course, to anyone witnessing the clown show of the Speaker election, which required 15 rounds to choose a leader, it certainly is no surprise that McCarthy would have agreed to virtually anything that put him over the top at least for the short term. Well, now the bill is due Mr. Speaker, and the price is steep. It is possible that it may require Democratic support in order to remove the blockade or possible removal of the Speaker himself.
A shutdown would represent the 21st time since 1977, the year that Congress shifted the start of its fiscal year to Oct.
1. Millions of federal employees and active military service members will stop receiving paychecks. The disruption may also directly affect US foreign military aide and assistance to Ukraine. Even in a shutdown, the nation’s approximately 1.3 million active-duty troops helm their stations without pay.
The role of the legislative branch of government is to reach consensus through a series of processes: budgetary, financial, and appropriations, and the signature of the president to fund the activities of the U.S. government. I have spent the majority of my life working within and throughout these processes and have often expressed my admiration for both the messiness of deliberations that render decisions that affect millions of people and astonishment that in times of deepest crisis, cooler heads usually prevail. When I first
went to work in Washington in 1978, I was amazed at both the decorum and the willingness of professional politicians to reach out and, while driving a hard bargain, keep the greater good foremost in their calculations for when to hold and when to fold ‘em. The malaise that afflicts our current decision-making processes defies rationality and common sense. We, the people, deserve better. Keep that in mind as you ponder next year’s election.
Winston Churchill lamented “Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”
The beauty of the American experiment has been its resiliency and the fact that while not always moving expeditiously and testing one’s patience over critically important and seemingly obvious faults, we continue to remain the envy of the world and prove that democracy can work. Not only here in the United States but in other countries, authoritarianism is playing an increasingly disturbing role in answer to frustration. If our political and policy-making infrastructure succumbs to the toxic infusion of anti-democratic rule we will rue the day we have forsaken our Constitution and the founding fathers. We must do better!
To borrow from President John F. Kennedy, we choose to do things “not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” Shutting down the government is failure and escapades such as the budget stalemate unfolding at this juncture further erode public trust and confidence. We must do better!
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Continuing resolutions (CR), are our continuing nightmare. “Stopgap” funding it’s called. As opposed to fulfilling its Constitutional responsibility to collect taxes and pay our debts by passing a budget for the fiscal year, Congress repeatedly raises the debt ceiling and passes CRs for short-term fixes. In the 50 years since the passing of the 1974 Congressional Budget Act, they have only completed appropriations before the fiscal year deadline four times, the last time being 1997. Oct. 1 is the new federal fiscal year, but Congress hasn’t passed a budget, and their latest stopgap is in deep trouble. Of course it is.
Imagine the turmoil if you ran your business this way. You have a mortgage with an increasing interest rate, huge credit card bills, and half of the decision-makers want to spend more on purchases and vacations while you are running in the red every year. You can’t agree on the long-term fix for financial solvency at the end of the year, but to avoid foreclosure you agree on a spending plan for a couple of months (that old “stopgap” spending), promising everyone will hammer it out later.
Of course, a couple months later, things are worse, solutions are harder, compromise is fading, and those asserting no more spending beyond income are labeled unreasonable, causing unnecessary pain.
Welcome to the budget process in Washington, D.C. Every time they do this,
which is almost every time, it’s a cobbled-together mess passed at the last minute with no long-term solution. The president is supposed to provide the budget on the first Monday of February, but Biden didn’t get it done until March 9. Congress is supposed to complete their joint resolution by April 15, inclusive of separate bills funding the federal agencies. They still haven’t done so. Not able to accomplish even that, Congress typically passes giant omnibus bills bundling appropriations bills into a huge CR, a full year of CRs, an easy way to avoid their responsibilities, and inconsistent with the 1974 law. It’s no wonder our budget process is broken, inflation has gutted Americans’ abilities to make ends meet, and our children are being saddled with a lifetime of unsustainable debt. Since 2007 the appropriation bills were sadly combined this way in all but two times.
All the fighting is over 27 percent of the budget, as 62 percent is mandatory for “entitlement” programs and 10 percent is for our ballooning debt interest. Discretionary spending was almost half the budget in 1977, but it is increasingly squeezed by entitlements and debt service, yet our dysfunctional Congress can’t sort out handling less than a third of the budget.
There have been five government shutdowns since 1995, lasting as long as 35 days in January 2019.
Despite the apocalyptic predictions by the D.C. establishment that the economy will crash, and the world will end, the 2019 shutdown furloughed a mere 300,000 of the 2.1 million federal employees and trimmed the GDP by aimperceptible 0.02 percent according to the Pew Research Center.
The government was running out of money last June but averted a shutdown by another CR with a short lifespan, and now another shutdown is looming. That
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ning Commission on July 18. This decision has been appealed by the SLO Beaver Brigade, Biodiversity First! and an Atascadero resident. A hearing on those appeals is scheduled for the Oct. 10 City Council meeting. Atascadero City Council will be asked to deny the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for this plan due to (amongst other objections) its inconsistency with the city’s current General Plan, violation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), its negative impacts on the Salinas River and the
habitat it supports, including Bald Eagle nests, and on the people who use the de Anza Trail for recreation, as well as the risks that it poses through leaks of contaminants and other impacts on the quality of water that people, animals and plants use to live.
Atascadero is the first incorporated city on the river below its headwaters and a number of cities and communities and more than an estimated 300,000 persons, including 30,000plus Atascadero residents, live within five miles of the river over the approximately
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170 miles the river travels before it discharges into the Pacific Ocean.
The Atascadero General Plan update process has resulted in ample community feedback calling for a change in the manner in which the Salinas River is viewed within the county, as a regional attraction for tourism focused on the high ecological, cultural, recreational, educational, and research values of the watershed; this proposed project veers sharply from that focus.
Dr. Emily Fairfax, PhD and Assistant Professor of
CR included some longterm commitments to reduce some of the deficit spending, but it was not by any means the required annual budget. Congress has failed to pass a budget, and another deadline looms, whereupon, predictably, the profligate spenders in D.C. want another CR. Fiscal conservatives are demanding more spending cuts to address the insane deficits and debt, while their opponents are crying foul and labeling them “rightwing extremists”. Wait a minute, wasn’t the CR in June supposed to be a “stopgap” to get us to the budget deadline? There is still no budget passed by Congress awaiting the president’s signature, but the same cadre of incompetents are squealing because some are resisting slapping down the credit card again to subsidize their dysfunction. Congress has utterly failed to pass any of the 12 regular spending bills for this fiscal year starting next week.
Understand this: the U.S. federal debt is now $33 TRILLION, 123 percent of the GDP, and they ran up another $1.5 trillion in deficit spending this year. The Biden budget would increase the debt to $50.7 trillion by 2033. Deficit spending will increase the debt to 225 percent of GDP by 2050, whereupon paying interest will be the single largest expense in the federal budget. Our children will be paying the interest on our bills and have nothing left for themselves. We don’t have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem. In 2011, U.S. tax revenue was 14.27 percent of GDP, now it’s at 19 percent, as they collect more taxes than ever. Stop the CRs, pass a balanced budget, and stop the madness. That’s not radical, it’s responsible.
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Geography, University of Minnesota, and primary researcher at the Atascadero beaver dams for over three years, states, “Ensuring that full, proper biologic, geomorphic, and hydrologic assessments are conducted prior to further development in the river corridor is important for preserving the ecological and cultural value of the wetlands within it.”
The appeals and appeal supplements are posted on the SLO Beaver Brigade website: slobeaverbrigade. com/2023/07/12/262-rvs-
stored-in-the-floodplain/ A hearing on the appeals before the Atascadero City Council is scheduled for Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Atascadero City Hall 6500 Palma Ave. The Agenda and Agenda Packet, containing the Staff Report on the appeals, will be posted on the City Council’s Agendas and Minutes web page by Oct. 5 or 6: atascadero. org/index.php?option=com_ content&view=article&id=784&Itemid=1107
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over 40 businesses, employing over 700 people. Many of these businesses lie outside the airfields fence. As an economic engine for the city, the airport has been a place where non-aviation businesses have been able to thrive. From the time of its acquisition, the city has held the airport in high regard. Not only is it the largest property they own, but it has held a view of being the city’s key to growth and opportunities.
Paso Robles Mayor John Hamon received recognition on behalf of the airport from State Senator John Laird (D-Calif.), presented by Senior District Representative Clint Weirick. As a pilot himself, Hamon has been a long-time supporter of the airport.
“He [Hamon] has been a big supporter of the airport as a councilman,” said Gaspar. “It was good to see a successful event within the first month of him taking office.”
But the highlight of the day was with Honor Flight Central Coast California, which started the day by taking some local veterans on a tour of the Central Coast. The tour ended with an American flag parachute drop and singing of the national anthem.
Local pilot Ben Andros flew an F-18 from Lemoore and a Black Hawk Helicopter made a few trips in and out of the airport.
With over 250 clear weather flying days a year in Paso Robles, the airport is in an ideal spot for pilots to land, including the Royal Air Force, who recently transferred their training operations from San Luis Obispo County Airport to Paso Robles. The RAF hopes to make Paso Robles its base of operations for several months out of the year, citing good weather and proximity to nearby military ranges as Paso Robles’ advantages.
Airport Manager Mark Scandalis said the main focus of the event was “Highlighting
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school closure and the possible growth of the Dual Immersion program. Staff presented 11 potential candidates but recommended that the committee be made of at least 15 people. However, trustees gave staff direction to make it a committee of 22 people.
Applicants for DAC received are Courtney Perales, Cynthia Steaffens, Hunter Breese, James Pahler, Jennifer Railsback, Karla Butterfield, Katie Banister, Laura Parker, Sara Lopus, Tracy Dauterman, and Wayne Peterson. However, the updated list of approved applicant names was not available online for the public.
Staff will come back to the trustees with their specific requests in writing for the DAC to investigate.
For months, the district has been looking at options for the Georgia Brown Elementary Campus on 36th Street. The campus’s need for renovations has set the District on a long road to recovery.
In May, a geohazard study result revealed a potential danger lurking beneath Georgia Brown
anything to do with the old tractors shown in the parade. Some tractors shown in the parade are over 100 years old, which includes a tractor from the Patterson family that’s never missed a Pioneer Day Parade.
the past, present, and future of the airport.”
He added, “Paso Robles is lucky to have a major highway, rail system and airport as gateways to our city. The airport provides jobs and an industry associated with air travel that is relatively uncommon for a city our size.”
Looking towards the future, in 2022, the Paso Robles City Council unanimously voted yes to submit pre-application information to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a spaceport license for the Paso Robles Municipal Airport.
The effort to earn a spaceport designation began as a way to diversify career opportunities within Paso Robles, which currently relies on wine and tourism for its economy. At the time of introducing the spaceport, city staff noted several benefits the project would bring to the Central Coast, including economic development, education and training opportunities, research and technology (grants and other opportunities),
Elementary School in Paso Robles. From the results of the study, it was confirmed that an “anomalous feature” exists directly under the current campus. This is prompted a pause to any construction on the site due to complications with receiving approvals from the Department of the State Architect (DSA). Since then, the District has been in limbo, trying to find the best option to move forward.
At the Sept. 12 meeting, trustees directed staff to present modernization or alteration options that could be considered for the Georgia Brown campus. The architect of record for this project, Alan Kroeker, presented options to the board with potential budget estimates.
It is estimated that alterations to modernize the Georgia Brown campus will cost over $18.6 million to reach the 45 percent cost to qualify, not needing approval from DSA, but the project already had an estimated budget set in the mount of about $15 million.
“My fear is that we actually get to the point where we are mid-project, and we do not have the funds to complete it,” said Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Brad Pawlowski.
Other projects on the docket for the district include the $11 million-plus Aquatics Complex, $1
is open to the public, guests of the Pioneer Day Kick Off Party can expect a live auction and a dessert silent auction, which is one of the main staples of the fundraiser.
potential to develop existing resources, utilities, and airport ecosystem.
There are currently 14 licensed commercial spaceports in the United States, including one in California, located in the Mojave Desert. The proposed spaceport activity includes hori -
zontal takeoff and horizontal landing (HTHL) only; vertical launches will not be a part of the spaceport license application. HTHL spacecraft will operate within the airport environment much like current fixed-wing aircraft traffic and will utilize existing infrastructure to reach low earth orbit.
million to update security throughout the district, and the over $5 million Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) for the 17th Street campus to name a few.
Trustee Dorian Baker suggested the board press pause on making any decision to allow the DAC to complete their research and provide options for moving forward.
Pawlowski issued concerns that if the district were to move forward with the Georgia Brown campus remodel as is, it could find itself having to abandon unfinished projects especially with cost for labor and materials continuing to rise.
“This is my professional opinion as the CBO of the district,” he said. “Since I have been here in the last five years, we have declined in enrollment of over 500 students. It is the size of an elementary school. We are still on that path to a decline in enrollment.”
Pawlowski said the location of the Georgia Brown campus was also a concern.
“Any potential growth in this community is not going to happen on the west side of town. It will be happening on the east side of town,” he said. “With the challenge of transportation that we continue to face. I don’t see that improving significantly over time, so if there was to be a school ever built or an
a really fun addition to the evening.”
“No one knows exactly where we will be. But it is safe to say, over the next 50 years, the airport will remain an integral part of the Paso Robles community,” added Scandalis. If plans for the spaceport are successful, Paso Robles will become the eighth spaceport in the United States.
addition to schools, you want it in an area where it is close to neighborhoods where students are. That would be on the east side of town.
“I don’t say this lightly, but our District needs one less elementary school. The numbers are clearly there. I would agree with Mrs. Baker that we pause on this. We let this committee do some serious work and look at this.”
Some of the trustees disagreed, including Joel Peterson and Sondra Williams, who felt there will always be children who need a school on the west side of Paso Robles.
Trustee Kenney Enney echoed Pawlowski’s concerns and that they should wait for the DAC to research and obtain as much information as possible.
“It’s going to look bad if we get to the point that our funds are dwindling and we have to choose, it’s going to send the wrong message if we choose a swimming pool,” Enney said.
Trustees made a decision to pause on making any decision for moving forward with Georgia Brown campus plans until DAC comes back with options.
The next Paso Robles Joint Unified School District meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m.
Tedeschi also mentions that people will mainly make their own desserts to donate to the silent auction. The dessert auction closes after dinner, so the desserts are passed out to the winner and enjoyed at the event. One dessert that was incredibly popular was Queen Margaret Avila’s famous sponge cake.
auction included trips such as a week at a vacation home in McCall, Idaho, donated by Paso Robles Mayor John Hamon, and services such as eight hours of tree trimming provided by 4th Generation Tree. The evening concluded with a live DJ and dancing.
As well as admission into the event, which
“It’s only been a couple years that we’ve switched it up,” Tedeschi says regarding the dessert auction. “It’s always been a silent auction until one of our board members saw a dessert auction at another event and it’s been
At that time, a consolidated special election will be held for District 1, and the successful candidate will serve a two-year term until November 2026.”
Other auction items donated to the live
Luis Obispo County resident. Her focus is to help Paso Robles move forward while perserving its history.
The Paso Robles Pioneer Day Parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, in Downtown Paso Robles. meeting to make an appointment, and the clerk will swear in the new councilmember.
The City Clerk received applications from qualified individuals as follows (listed in alphabetical order by last name):
• Kris Beal
• Sarah Hinds-Martin
• Joseph Manning
• Michael Seden-Hansen
According to the staff report, the “appointed Council member will serve until the next general municipal election in November 2024.
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Beal is a Paso Robles High School alumna and former nonprofit executive director.
George has a background as a campaign member and lobbyist.
Hinds-Martin is an employment benefit advisor who graduated from Morro Bay High School. She has worked with several local nonprofits in Paso Robles.
Lee is a real estate broker originally from Chicago and has also volunteered with many local nonprofits since moving here in 2004.
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Seden-Hansen is a former employee of the City of Paso Robles from 2008-14 and is familiar with the city’s governments.
Shaffer is another Paso Robles High School alumnus and retired State of California peace officer and licensed insurance producer.
Councilmembers asked the candidates about what they think the city’s strengths and weaknesses are and what their vision is for the city’s future.
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dates to four, who were brought back for extended interviews. The candidates brought back were Roden, Lee, Hinds-Martin, and George. Following their questions, Hamon declared his vote for Roden, who he said had everything he wanted in a candidate.
Councilmembers Steve Gregory and Chris Bausch both echoed Hamon and declared their support for Roden while Councilman Fred Strong said while Lee was his top candidate due to her diverse background, Roden was a close second.
All councilmembers did say they hoped everyone who applied for the seat would stay involved in the community.
Council made the motion to bring Roden back to the Oct. 3 meeting, where they will officially vote to appoint her as the District 1 councilmember.
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Wine Country Theatre returns to musical theater with ‘She Loves Me’ which has a familiar storyline
Musical is an adaptation of Hungarian play ‘Parfumerie,’ which was also the inspiration for “You’ve Got Mail”
By CHRISTIANNA MARKS
PASO ROBLES — Wine Country Theatre’s musicals are back with a bang with their current production of “She Loves Me.” The production takes place in the Berg Auditorium at the Paso Robles Youth Arts Center, and its second weekend of shows will run Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, which means you still have time to see it.
The storyline of “She Loves Me” is a familiar one as it was adapted from the Hungarian play “Parfumerie,” which was also the inspiration for films like “The Little Shop Around the Corner” and “You’ve Got Mail.” So, chances are, if you love those delightful rom-coms, then “She Loves You” is probably right up your alley, too.
“It’s our first show back since the pandemic, so it’s been a little bit crazy getting into a new venue, but we’ve got a really tremendous cast, we have a really great production team, and everybody’s just having a lot of fun,” said lead actor and WCT Board Member Thomas Grandoli. “I was saying earlier, these guys put the community in community theater.”
Paso Robles Press/Atascadero News was in the audience for the 7:30 p.m. show on Saturday, Sept. 23, to experience all the fun for themselves. And what an exciting evening it was. The actors’ singing voices and comedic chops are show-
cased by the plot, which features Georg (played by Thomas Grandoli) and Amalia (played by Veronica Surber), who start working in the same parfumerie. The two don’t get along at all, but they have no idea they’ve simultaneously been falling in love through letters they’ve been writing to each other as secret pen pals through a lonely-hearts advertisement. Add in a cast of uproariously hilarious secondary characters and some surprisingly heavy subplots, and you’ve got a hit musical production.
“This is kind of our comeback story. We’re
comeback kids,” said Lindsay Taylor, who plays Ilona Ritter with perfect comedic timing. “This part is actually a bucket-list part for me. So it was a really big deal, and this was my first principal role in about 10 years. I took some time off to have my babies. My children also actually did stage crew as well, so it was a family experience.”
The rest of the delightful cast includes Curran Bojorquez as Arpad Laszlo, Hunter Boaz as Steven Kodaly, Thomas Villa as Ladislav Sipos, James Brescia as Mr. Maraczek, and Johnny Johnson as Mr. Keller. Melodie Rivas, Mary
Alvarado, Marjorie Hamon, Charlotte Surber, Greg DeMartini, and Lillyana Denton round out the cast as the talented ensemble.
“This has been a show in the making for the last couple of years. We were going to do it, and then things kind of fell through, and now we had an amazing team come on board. Our director, music director, choreographer, like we’re in, let’s go, let’s do this. It was an easy decision to do the show,” said Veronica Surber, who is also a board member, on getting the ball rolling for the show.
“She Loves Me” was directed by Elaine Fournier, with musical direction from Marcy Irving. Fournier said in her director notes that she fell in love with the show when she saw it at the Savoy in London and happily decided to direct this Wine Country Theatre production. Surber commented on Fournier giving the actors a lot of creative freedom with their acting choices for their roles, and boy, did it create magic on stage.
You can see “She Loves Me” for yourself Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission, with $18 tickets for students. You can buy your tickets here my805tix.com/e/she-loves-me/tickets. Table seating is first come, first serve, with wine and snacks available for purchase.
“This show has been nothing but amazing. The cast is amazing. We get along, and it’s wonderful. We are friends having fun on stage,” concluded Taylor.
One Cool Earth partners with SLO Jewish Community Center
The new headquarters garden will support One Cool Earth’s garden education program & operations
SAN LUIS OBISPO
COUNTY — One Cool Earth is partnering with the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Federation of San Luis Obispo. The new headquarters garden will support One Cool Earth’s garden education program and operations from the JCC’s beautiful 10-acre site at the base of Bishop’s Peak. This new space includes a cob oven built by Courtney Mellblom of Farmermaid Flowers, an
outdoor kitchen space, garden beds, tent classroom, and a large olive orchard.
One Cool Earth will utilize this new site for hands-on garden demonstrations, materials distribution, and as a training space for their team and community partners. The organization operates school gardens at 25 public schools across seven school districts in San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara counties. Because of their wide reach, the new site provides a home base that will allow the group to come together in a central location.
The nonprofit is in the process of developing an Early
Childhood Education outdoor enrichment program that would be located on the JCC site. This program will be available to students ages 3-5 and will focus on the same three tenants of One Cool Earth’s current curriculum: Zero Waste, Water Wise, and Food Forest. Students will have the opportunity to engage in sensory play and explore parts of the JCC garden site with One Cool Earth-trained teachers.
Commenting on the partnership, One Cool Earth’s Executive Director Katharine Rondthaler Krieg said: “We could not be more thrilled to set down permanent roots at the Jewish Community Center. We are looking forward to a collabo-
rative partnership where we are able to honor and celebrate food, community, and the land.”
Arielle Leva, JCC board member and property manager, noted “What a beautiful and aligned collaboration our two organizations are embarking on!
The cycles of the Jewish year are connected to ancient agricultural roots, our holidays and festivals tie us to the land through the food we eat and other rituals. A major theme in Judaism is the concept of ‘Tikkun Olam’ which translates to ‘repairing the world.’ Empowering the next generation of environmental stewards through hands-on garden education is aligned with this core value. The future is bright
sharing our unique property with the OCE team.”
One Cool Earth’s connection to the site dates back to the early 2010’s when the organization’s founder, Lionel Johnston, planted oak trees and other native plants on the property to restore a seasonal drainage. Today, many of his trees and other plantings are thriving, creating a lush habitat for riparian species.
The JCC-Federation of SLO seeks to foster a united community on the Central Coast through programs and services offering educational, social, and recreational activities based on Jewish principles. In addition to the outdoor classroom, the JCC’s property
Celebration of animals & art to benefit local nonprofits
Family fun supports
From the Heart Animal Sanctuary Family fun supports From the Heart Animal Sanctuary
PASO ROBLES — Animal lovers of all ages are invited to the second annual Celebration of Animals and Art on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 12 to 3 p.m. The family-friendly event benefits From the Heart Animal Sanctuary, a local nonprofit run by Leslie and Joe Thomas that rescues, rehabs, and provides forever homes for animals with special needs. For a $10 entry fee, visitors
can discover animals in new ways through roping instruction, blacksmith demonstration, a special appearance by Pacific Wildlife, and farm animals from Hoofprints. The artistically inclined can join Joe Thomas, an accomplished artist, to draw their favorite animals at the crayon Art Bar. Other entertainment includes a cake walk, face painting, raffle/ silent auction, live music, and more. Food is available for purchase by the Yabba Dabba Dogs food truck.
A fellow community nonprofit and proud collaborator with the sanctuary is Paso Robles Youth Arts
Center (Youth Arts). Providing no-cost afterschool arts education to children of all ages, Youth Arts’ professional instructors — including Joe Thomas — often teach budding artists about sanctuary animals’ physical and behavioral characteristics in their painting and drawing classes. Not only do children learn about animals, but they also build important cognitive developmental and life skills through exposure to the arts.
Details for Celebration of Animals and Art:
• Saturday, Oct. 14 12 to 3 p.m.
• $10 gate fee. No dogs
allowed due to the nature of the event
The Iron Jungle Gym: parking lot at 580 Linne Road, Paso Robles
For more information, visit fromtheheartanimalsanctuary.
org About Paso Robles Youth Arts Center
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Paso Robles Youth Arts Center (Youth Arts) has provided children ages 5 to 18 with free visual and performing arts classes since 1998. The nonprofit was founded by artist and philanthropist Donna Berg to provide all children in Paso Robles and surrounding areas
a safe place to learn about and participate in the arts, regardless of their socioeconomic status. By encouraging the arts and self-expression, Youth Arts provides a creative outlet and positive way for young people to deal with the world’s pressures. The organization has helped more than 10,000 students find their voices, build confidence, strive for higher education, and avoid gangs or other negative influ-
at Laureate Lane features a clay tennis court, and Makom Hillel, their outdoor platform space for worship, recreation, and events. The property will continue to host their popular outdoor summer program, Camp Shoreshim.
One Cool Earth is a SLO County nonprofit that partners with 25 local schools to teach science education in outdoor learning laboratories. Its mission is to create thriving school gardens that grow happy, healthy, and smart youth across the Central Coast. The community can connect with One Cool Earth at onecoolearth. org and sign up for newsletters for more information.
ences. Programs are open at no charge to all students who wish to enroll in offerings such as art, dance, music, theatre, and creative enrichment featuring video production, digital music creation, and culinary arts. Youth Arts is funded through private support from generous donors wishing to share the possibilities that arts education contributes to the wellbeing of community youth. Information is available at pryoutharts.org
Our focus is on maximizing independence and health, while providing personalized care in a guest-centered environment. We embrace the seasons of the vineyard, encouraging eldercare guests to experience Paso Robles life in a safe, comfortable environment. The Lodges at Ada’s Vineyard support senior care in wine country, a place where all seniors desiring eldercare would like to be. Annette Lodge is located downtown Paso Robles close to all the activities the community offers.
(Left photo) Veronica Surber plays Amalia Balash (left) and Thomas Grandoli is Georg Nowack (right) in “She Loves Me.” (Right photo) Thomas Villa as Ladislav Sipos (left) and Curran Bojorquez as Arpad Laszlo (right) are shown in “She Loves Me.”
Photo courtesy of Wine Country Theatre.
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Honor Flight Central Coast California ‘Tour of Honor’ Slated for Oct. 2
Record size travel group hosts nearly 100 veterans
SAN LUIS OBISPO
COUNTY — Honor Flight
Central Coast California will depart for Washington DC on Monday, Oct. 2, with nearly 100 veterans onboard the Allegiant Airlines charter flight, a new trip size record.
Honor Flight Central Coast California is the local nonprofit organization that takes veterans from Southern Monterey County though Ventura County on all-expense paid trips to visit the Washington, D.C., memorials honoring veterans’ military service.
According to Honor Flight President Bear McGill, the group first flew on a charter flight last spring, traveling with 75 veterans. That trip was a success, leading Honor Flight organizers to opt for a maximum-size veteran group for the upcoming October flight. The flight contingent of trip volunteers, veterans and their guardians will fill the plane to its 178-passenger capacity.
McGill said the biggest-ever
trip fulfills a longtime dream of Honor Flight to accommodate the many veterans who have been on trip waiting lists. “We have taken nearly 500 veterans to Washington since we first started 10 years ago, and now we can travel with 100 in a single trip. We are moving quickly through our waiting list,” he said.
The October Tour of Honor will host Korea and Vietnam era veterans, with Korea veterans representing 10 percent of the group and the remaining 90 percent from the Vietnam era. The group will depart from Santa Maria Airport on an Allegiant Airlines charter flight Monday, Oct. 2, at 9 a.m. Return is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7:40 p.m. Welcome Home Military Heroes is coordinating a spirited return celebration to herald the veterans as they re-enter the airport, and invites anyone who is interested in being part of the crowd to join in. Flight return time updates will be available Wednesday afternoon by calling the Welcome Home Military heroes message line at (805) 242-0536 or checking Honor Flight’s Facebook page or Instagram.
General information about Honor Flight can be found at HonorFlightccc.org.
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6875 Union Road Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 237-3751 redwingshorse sanctuary.org
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Redwings is always looking for volunteers to help us provide the highest standard of care for our horses and burros. You do not need to have any prior horse experience to volunteer at Redwings. If you would like to work with our horses, the first step is to take a Volunteer Training Class. This class covers sanctuary rules, basic safe horsemanship skills, and an introduction to some of the horses that you will be working with. After completion of the class you are welcome to come volunteer and help with the horses any time during our volunteer hours. Volunteer hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 3:30pm, and we are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Note: We do not allow volunteers to ride the horses at Redwings. There are other ways to get involved and volunteer at Redwings too. We have opportunities to help in our rose and memorial garden, volunteering in the office, helping with events and fundraising, and more. Please submit the form below to schedule a volunteer training or contact our office: email@example.com or (805) 237-3751.
Atascadero Elks Lodge
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. Check out our website for monthly calendar events and join us for the upcoming Luau in September!
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: www.elks2733.org.
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BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20232019 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: JAX SMOKE EMPORIUM, 9520 EL CAMINO REAL UNIT A, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL, JESSIE JOSEPH, 2061 W REDLANDS BLVD. APT 12F, REDLANDS, CA 92373 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/ JESSIE JOSEPH
This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/30/2023 TRANSACTING BUSINESS
DATE: NOT APPLICABLE
CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By SSTECK, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/30/2028 PUB: 09/07, 09/14, 09/21, 09/28/2023 LEGAL CM 436
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20231984
PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CENTRAL COAST PAINT AND CLEAN,
PUB: 09/07, 09/14, 09/21, 09/28/2023 LEGAL CM 437
CANO, County Clerk By MSTILETTO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/15/2028 PUB: 09/07, 09/14, 09/21, 09/28/2023 LEGAL CM 441
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NEW FILE NO. 20231889
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NAME(S) TO BE ABANDONED: SPIRITUAL RESEARCH NETWORK, 816 MAIN STREET
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6455 SANTA LUCIA RD APT 11, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL, NELCY G YEARGAIN, 6455 SANTA LUCIA RD APT 11, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/ Organization I declare that
in this statement
statement on file
Business Name Statement, Expires 08/28/2028
correct. (A registrant who declares as true
which he or
knows is false is guilty of a
NELCY G YEARGAIN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on
I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original
CANO, County Clerk By SSTECK, Deputy
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20232014 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: REALTY PROS - A PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE COMPANY, 560 10TH ST. SUITE 101, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, MICHELLE COZINE REAL ESTATE LLC, 2921 PINE ST #101, PASO ROBLES, CA 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.) /S/ MICHELLE COZINE REAL ESTATE LLC, MICHELLE COZINE, MEMBER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/30/2023 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By SSTECK, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/30/2028 PUB: 09/07, 09/14, 09/21, 09/28/2023 LEGAL CM 438 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20231871 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: GRAZE CRAZE, 104 NIBLICK ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, MESSIJOES LLC, 104 NIBLICK ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 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.) /S/ MESSIJOES LLC, BEN MADONNA, MANAGER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/11/2023 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/01/2023 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 SSTECK, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/11/2028 PUB: 09/07, 09/14, 09/21, 09/28/2023 LEGAL CM 439 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20231890 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SPIRITUAL RESEARCH NETWORK, 816 MAIN STREET STE E, CAMBRIA, CA 93428, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, SPIRITUAL RESEARCH NETWORK, LLC, 816 MAIN STREET STE E, CAMBRIA, CA 93428 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.) /S/ SPIRITUAL RESEARCH NETWORK, LLC, CHRISTOPHER LAWSON, MANAGING MEMBER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/15/2023 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 09/28/2021 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 08/15/2028 PUB: 09/07, 09/14, 09/21, 09/28/2023 LEGAL CM 440 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20231892 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: NEVER NOT
/S/ CHRISTOPHER NORMAN LAWSON This
08/15/2023 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/14/2022 CERTIFICATION:
STOKED, 816 MAIN STREET STE E, CAMBRIA, CA 93428, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS
CHRISTOPHER NORMAN LAWSON, 9054 AVONNE AVENUE, SAN SIMEON, CA 93452 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/
declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true
which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.)
statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on
I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.
STE G #3, CAMBRIA, CA 93428, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME WAS FILED IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 09/29/2021 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) HAVE ABANDONED THE USE OF THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: SPIRITUAL RESEARCH NETWORK, LLC, 816 MAIN STREET STE G #3, CAMBRIA, CA 93428 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: SPIRITUAL RESEARCH NETWORK, LLC, CHRISTOPHER LAWSON, MANAGER THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 08/15/2023 CERTIFICATION I HERBY CERTIFY THAT THIS COPY IS A CORRECT COPY OF THE ORIGINAL STATEMENT ON FILE IN MY OFFICE. ELAINA CANO, COUNTY CLERK BY MSTILETTO, DEPUTY CLERK PUB: 09/07, 09/14, 09/21, 09/28/2023 LEGAL CM 442 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NEW FILE NO. 20231888 OLD FILE NUMBER. 20220373 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S) TO BE ABANDONED: NEVER NOT STOKED, 816 MAIN STREET STE G-3, CAMBRIA, CA 93428, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME WAS FILED IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 02/14/2022 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) HAVE ABANDONED THE USE OF THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: CHRISTOPHER NORMAN LAWSON, 9054 AVONNE AVENUE, SAN SIMEON, CA 93452 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: CHRISTOPHER N. LAWSON THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 08/15/2023 CERTIFICATION I HERBY CERTIFY THAT THIS COPY IS A CORRECT COPY OF THE ORIGINAL STATEMENT ON FILE IN MY OFFICE. ELAINA CANO, COUNTY CLERK BY MSTILETTO, DEPUTY CLERK PUB: 09/07, 09/14, 09/21, 09/28/2023 LEGAL CM 443 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20232092 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SLO REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY, 8705 COROMAR AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION, STORMND SIMPLE IT CO., 8705 COROMAR AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 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.) /S/ STORMND SIMPLE IT CO., STORM NOEL FANIELS, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 09/08/2023 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. ELAINA CANO, County Clerk By SSTECK, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 09/08/2028 PUB: 09/14, 09/21, 09/28, 10/05/2023 LEGAL CM 445 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20231997 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: VAANDEZ GRILLED ST. DOG’S, 524 CRESTON RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL, CECILIA BLANCA HERNANDEZ URTIZ, 524 CRESTON RD, 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/ CECILIA BLANCA HERNANDZ URTIZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/28/2023 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/28/2023 Contact us today at: (805) 466-2585 firstname.lastname@example.org Buy it! Sell it! Find it! Say it all here in the CLASSIFIEDS It’s so easy to reach a wider audience when you print with us! Call today and receive a FREE SHOWER PACKAGE PLUS $1600 OFF With purchase of a new Safe Step Walk-In Tub. Not applicable with any previous walk-in tub purchase. Offer available while supplies last. No cash value. Must present offer at time of purchase. CSLB 1082165 NSCB 0082999 0083445 866-918-1943 Affordable pet INSURANCE Physicians Mutual Insurance Company For complete details, including costs and limitations, please contact us. Product not available in all states. 6294 Go to any vet 100% reimbursement on vet bills available • No lifetime limit on beneﬁts 1-866-476-1806 InsureBarkMeow.com/Atnews 855-301-5335 NO HIDDEN FEES. NO HIDDEN ANYTHING. FREEDOM CALLS. Plans start at just $20/month. © 2023 Consumer Cellular Inc. Terms and Conditions subject to change. Connect Anywhere, Anytime. CALL TODAY (844) 413-4198 • Medicaid SNAP SSI WIC • Veterans Pension Survivors or Lifeline Benefits Tribal Assistance Program Housing Assistance atascaderonews.com • pasoroblespress.com Making Communities Better Through Print. Thursday, September 28, 2023 • PAGE B-3 CLASSIFIEDS & LEGALS SUBMIT CLASSIFIEDS AND LEGALS TO OFFICE@13STARSMEDIA.COM Serving North San Luis Obispo County • Atascadero • Paso Robles • San Miguel • Santa Margarita • Templeton
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ATASCADERO GOSPEL CHAPEL
8205 Curbaril Ave. (corner of Curbaril & Atascadero Ave.): Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Ted Mort, Pastor. (805) 466-0175. atascaderogospelchapel.org
Awakening Ways 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. awakeningways.org
GRACE CENTRAL COAST NORTH COUNTY CAMPUS
9325 El Bordo Avenue, Atascadero; Sunday Services at 9:30 and 11 a.m.; (805) 543-2358; gracecentralcoast.org; Helping people find and follow Jesus.
St. William’s Catholic Church
6410 Santa Lucia Road, Atascadero, CA (805) 466-0849 www.stwilliams. org Weekday Masses : 10:30 AM Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30 PM Sunday Masses: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM Spanish
FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH
9925 Morro Road, Atascadero; "The Church on the Hill"; An independent church committed to the teaching of God's Word.; Praise and Prayer - 10 a.m.; Morning Worship - 11 a.m.; Evening Worship - 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer - 6:30 p.m.; Nursery care and children's classes provided.; Pastor Jorge Guerrero; (805) 461-9197.
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
535 Creston Road., Paso Robles ; (805) 238-3549 ; Dr. Gary M. Barker, Pastor; Goal of church: To teach Believers to love God and people.; Sundays: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Fellowship; 10:30 a.m. Service; 6 p.m. Eve Service; Wednesdays: 7 p.m. prayer meeting.
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA
A place of hope! Join us for in-person worship on Sundays at 9 A.M. Services are also streamed on our YouTube channel, Hope Lutheran Church Atascadero. We offer Sunday School for all ages after worship. Learn more at ourhopelutheran.net. 8005 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero. 805.461.0430. email@example.com.
LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER-LCMS
4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero; 466-9350; Morning Bible class at 9 a.m. Sunday; Coffee and Sunday Worship with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Sunday; Thursday morning Bible class 10 a.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship; Developmentally disabled Bible class 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings; redeemeratascadero.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; Pastor Wayne Riddering.
PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC
We honor ancient scriptures, responding to God’s contemporary call to be just and kind.; Join us for Worship Sunday, 10 a.m.; Church School Sunday, 10:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship 11 a.m.; Men’s Bible Study, Wednesday, 8 a.m.; Women’s Bible Study, Friday, 10 a.m.; Youth Group; 1301 Oak St., Paso Robles; (805) 238-3321.
ST. ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH
820 Creston Road., Paso Robles; (805) 238-2218- Parish Office open Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; website: www.saintrosechurch.org; Mass times;Daily Mass- 12:00 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.; Tues. 7 p.m. Spanish; Saturday 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Spanish Vigil Mass; Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.; Spanish Mass at 12:30PM. Father Rudolfo Contreras.
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
940 Creston Road, Paso Robles; has Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m; For more information, call the church at (805) 238-3702. Ext. 206.
ATASCADERO FOURSQUARE CHURCH - FATHER’S HOUSE
2100 Ramona Road. Sunday service at 10am. Will & Lori Barrow, Pastors; (805) 466-3191; fathershouseafc.com
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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.
THE REVIVAL CENTER
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; alphabeth@ tcsn.net, www.alphabeth.org; Instagram @the_revival_center
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Irecently mentioned that my husband and our 3 sons, and now one daughter-in-law, are all going on the Honor Flight Central Coast, scheduled for October 2nd through the 4th. Last Sunday we attended a pre-flight meeting and luncheon at the Elks Lodge in Santa Maria where over 100 veterans, plus their guardians, were given detailed information regarding the three days, by Chairman Bear McGill.
Our sons, Doug, Dave and Dan and our daughter-inlaw Michele have each been assigned as a guardian for a veteran. The guardian’s job is to see to the needs of the veteran, whether it’s pushing a transport chair (wheelchair), or offering snacks and water. It’s all about the veteran’s experience as they visit War Memorials and other historic sites in Washington, D.C., honoring their service.
The volunteers are dedicated to making that experience memorable and rewarding. The trip is a tribute to the veterans for the sacrifices they endured so the rest of us could live free.
Veterans on the trip will be representing the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, and Navy Reserve. There are nine Korean War veterans, and 84 Vietnam veterans, plus watch for more information about the trip here in the Atascadero News.
I’ve been watching for new pie recipes to bake for the holidays. This week’s recipe offers a real “twist” to a traditional Pecan Pie. It’s sure too go over big with your family and friends. Serve with a scoop of French vanilla ice cream (I like Trader Joe’s).
Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie
• 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• Kosher salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
and Pecan Pie
• 2 extra-large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 tablespoons good bourbon
1 1/4 cups semisweet
chocolate chips (I like Nestlé)
• 1 cup whole pecans, largediced
• 1 (9-inch) frozen prepared pie crust, thawed in refrigerator
French Vanilla ice cream for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place oven rack in center of oven. Thaw pie dough and place in a 9-inch pie dish. Crimp edges with a floured fork. In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, flour and
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Many people celebrated the 100th anniversary of Emily Post’s book called “Etiquette,” but not me. The book was published in 1922, and it laid down a set of rules that we are expected to live by today, despite the fact she never even mentioned proper cellphone etiquette. There have been 19 editions of the book subtitled “The Blue Book of Social Usage,” and it seems the first rule is that every house should have one, thereby enriching Emily. I don’t know who gave Emily the right to make the rules other than she was a snobbish socialite.
In our house, we have the 9th edition, and on a lark, I read the 671-page book and have never laughed so hard in my life as she addressed such burning issues as how to talk to your servants, how to enter a restaurant, how
many servants should there be in a well-appointed house, how high a man should lift his hat to other members of the privileged class, and how to “take leave” from a bridge party.
First of all, I’ve never “taken leave” from anyplace that I know of, nor do I play bridge. I’ve never attended a formal dinner party that had more than one fork and one spoon per table setting and I’ve never packed for a picnic, dressed in tails to attend the opera or received an invitation to a ball of any kind. Nor have I ever employed a butler, parlor maid, private secretary or footman (whatever that is). I don’t know how to bow or curtsy, never dated a debutante, nor have I gone anywhere with a chaperone, other than my wife. It’s obvious that we need a new rulebook because Emily’s book doesn’t even address proper cowboy etiquette. Who better to write this new rulebook than a man who has lived his life surrounded by cowboys, truck drivers, roustabouts, and roughnecks?
Yes, that’s right, I nominate myself to be the next Emily Post for the 21st century.
A lot of our rules were written centuries ago when men shook hands merely to show they didn’t have a gun or sword in their hand. They rose from their seat when a stranger entered the room because they couldn’t draw their sword from a sitting position. So why are we still doing these things when most of us don’t own a sword, nor do we usually bring a gun to the dinner table? After COVID no one shakes hands anymore anyway, and we’ve replaced the handshake with the fist or elbow bump. I suppose I reluctantly approve, but I simply cannot abide the use of all these secret handshakes that ballplayers do after a touchdown, three-point shot or home run because they are hard to remember, and one could easily throw their shoulder out of place performing them.
The only idea I liked in Emily’s book was when she talked about calling cards, which were credit card-sized pieces of expensive stationery with one’s name on it that you presented to people of the same caste upon seeing them. In the Age of Alzheimers, I think they’d be a great idea because while I can
Love is the Answer
1 teaspoon salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, vanilla and bourbon.
Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and stir with a rubber spatula until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. Pour filling into prepared pie crust and smooth top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes on center rack until filling is evenly golden brown on top and as firm in the middle as it is at the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve slices with a scoop of French Vanilla ice cream. Serves 6 to 8. Cheers!
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remember names okay, I don’t always pair them up with the right person.
Seeing the profit potential in becoming high society’s next Emily Post, I’ve started a list of proper cowboy manners such as never take a beer cooler to church, don’t put your spurs on the host’s sofa, never ride your horse on a busy sidewalk, after your married it’s not necessary to open the door for your wife anymore; always drink your beer directly from the bottle to show you’re not drinking Bud Lite®, if you’re a close relative who expects to be mentioned prominently in the will don’t drive a U-Haul to the funeral just to rub it in, never talk about the condition of your bowels at the dinner table; don’t eat chicken with a knife and fork, in fact, never eat chicken at all, and finally, never take your cowboy hat off except for the American flag, unless a utility company wants to lease your chrome dome for use as a solar panel, or at the funeral of an honest to God cowboy or cowgirl.
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Fall began Friday, Sept. 22, as we entered the autumnal equinox at 11:50 p.m. PDT. Our ancestors referred to this season of the year as “the harvest,” as this is when the farmers would reap what they sowed in the spring and prepare for the coming winter. Are you ready to harvest your good?
The law of cause and effect has us continuously harvesting what we plant. If I plant pumpkin seeds, I shall reap pumpkins. If I sow zucchini seeds, I shall reap zucchini. If I plant loving kindness, I shall reap loving
kindness. If I sow generosity, I shall reap generosity. If I plant pumpkin seeds and I really want zucchini, hoping or praying for zucchini will never work! I have planted pumpkin seeds, and that’s what I will get. Hope is not a strategy! Thus, please be mindful of what you are growing in the garden of your mind and begin to plant seeds of goodness consciously, such that your harvest is a delightful demonstration of the magnificently marvelous, enchanting kingdom of heaven within you.
How advantageous it is to know that today and every day, I harvest my good, which sprouts up all around and within me. There’s an ever-increasing good, which is mine, and I’m grateful for seeing it manifest right here and now. We are in the home stretch of the year now, with enough time
to stop and check in with your higher self and determine if any unfinished business needs to be completed. Is there anything you need to release in material or non-material form? Is there any communication you need to clean up or anything for which you need to recommit? What can you commit to completing, doing, or being in these precious remaining days of the year?
I’m closing out my year with a focus on love. I heard once that love is the answer, whatever the question is. I resonate with that; how about you? Not the sentimental human kind of love, but unconditional Divine love. This love lives within you. It is the self-givingness of the Divine through the desire it had to express through you in terms of creation. In other words, your life is a gift of love from the greatest love of all. Yes, Spirit, your
Creator, has birthed itself into existence as you. For clarity, know that you are Spirit in form; however, you are not all that Spirit is. How could you be? It’s omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. It’s infinite! Ernest Holmes observed, “Love is a cosmic force whose sweep is irresistible.” Let the cosmic force of this infinite, eternal love into your life. As Rumi stated, “Your task is not to seek love but to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Let those barriers go! Let love in. This cosmic force of love is the answer, and it lives within you. Let that rearrange you. And so it is.
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Respectable showing for early season meet
North County athletes compete at 43rd Annual Morro Bay Invitational cross country event
By NEIL FARRELL CONTRIBUTOR
NORTH COUNTY — The local high school cross country season got off to a cool and foggy start on Sept. 9 with the running of the 43rd Annual Morro Bay Invitational meet.
Hundreds of runners from about 50 schools traveled from all over California to the meet, which is known for one of the most challenging cross country courses anywhere.
And while San Luis Obispo High School (SLOHS) ran off with several team titles, there were several bright spots for North Coast schools and one race champion, too.
The meet was broken down into Boys and Girls Varsity, Junior Varsity and Frosh-Soph races and each one had over 100 runners, with over 200 for Girls Varsity. Course lengths varied, with 3-mile distances for the Varsity and JV races and 1.5-mile “Dash” courses for the Frosh-Soph. In cross country, it matters more how fast you run than what grade in school you are, so it is not unusual to see juniors and seniors running JV or freshmen running varsity.
In the Boys Varsity 3-mile race, it was Templeton’s outstanding senior, Joshua Bell, leaving everyone in the dust, taking the win in an impressive 13 minutes, 22.2 seconds.
Second place went to SLOHS senior Weston Greenelsh (in 14:09.2), and Bakersfield junior Alex Valencia was third (14:25.2). Paso Robles High School (PRHS) junior Tyler Daillak finished fourth in 14:15.6, and Bakersfield junior Liam McKnight was fifth in 14:16.2.
Other top local kids were Morro Bay’s Otis Kelly, who was 21st in 15:05; PRHS junior Bishop Morsette, in 22nd place in 15:07; Templeton High School (THS) sophomore William Wallace, placing 58th in 15:58; and Eagles teammate Nikita Norton, a senior, finishing in 59th (15:58.2).
Three local boys followed each other to the finish line. PRHS sophomore Brian Arndt was 81st in 16:18, THS senior Cohen Wallace 82nd in 16:23, and PRHS senior Aiden Gibson 83rd in 16:25.
The Boys’ Varsity race had 219 runners competing and it was SLOHS posting the team win, scoring just 45 points (with top-5 runners). Second place went to Clovis High with 87 points, and Bakersfield was third with 108. Fourth went to Dos Pueblos with 134, and fifth was Stockdale with 148.
PRHS was eighth with 240 points, and THS was 10th with 277.
In the Girls Varsity race, top local runners included Templeton High junior Taylor Sutton, who was 19th in 18:21.2; THS junior Melissa Chavez, 55th in 19:41.2; PRHS sophomore Pippin Came, 58th in 19:49.2; and junior Kylie Troy of PRHS was 60th in 19:51.2.
PRHS junior Jordan Hammond was 67th in 20:04; and PRHS freshman Kinleigh Morud was 92nd in 20:52.
The Girls Varsity race had 199 runners compete. In the team scoring, San Luis Obispo High won with 74 points and Madera South
was second at 91. Third went to Clovis High with 109 points, and fourth was Highland with 123. Fifth was Stockdale with 189. In team scoring, Atascadero was fifth and Paso Robles ninth. Templeton finished 14th out of 21 teams.
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to seeing Kate this competitive season. Atascadero High School Cheerleading Kate has recently been switched to a new stunt group. She has worked hard to unify and increase the skills in the group. She has done a great job. The group is performing well, and she has made a huge impact on the other ath letes in the group. She is positive and cheerful. Kate is a wonderful athlete to be around. Senior
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Several North County runners from Atascadero, Paso Robles, and Templeton competed in the Morro Bay Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 9. Photos by Neil Farrell