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MISSING PERSON

Justice Begins for Kristin Smart After Almost 25 Years SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson holds a press conference after the arrest of Paul and Ruben Flores

A press conference was held on Tuesday, Apr. 13 where SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced the arrest of Paul Flores for the murder of Cal Poly student Kristin Smart who went missing in May of 1996 and his father Ruben Flores for accessory to murder. Photos by Camille DeVaul

By HAYLEY MATTSON & CAMILLE DeVAUL SAN LUIS OBISPO — On Apr. 13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson held a press conference on O’Neill Green in front of the Orfalea College of Business on the campus of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. The press conference came just before the 25th Anniversary of Cal

Poly student Kristin Smart who went missing on May 25, 1996. Before Sheriff Parkinson began, large photos of Kristin Smart, Paul, and Ruben Flores’s arrest, a chronological timeline of the case was unveiled. As Sheriff Parkinson and officials walked to the podium, the clock tower echoed deep chimes, and the crowd fell silent. Tony Cipolla, the Health Infor-

mation Officer for the SLO County Sheriff, started the conference stating, “Today is a day that many have hoped for, wished for, and prayed for. We have major developments in the Kristin Smart investigation.” Before turning the conference over to Sheriff Parkinson, Cipolla acknowledged the President of Cal Poly, Jeff Armstrong, sign-language interpreter Robin Babb, Cal Poly Police Chief George Hughes, and

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Undersheriff Jim Vogue. Parkinson started by recognizing that Unsolved Cold-Case Detective Clint Cole was not introduced by Cipolla so that he could make a special introduction along with acknowledging several members of his team in the audience. “We are beginning here today because this is where it all began, on the campus of Cal Poly University. On May 25, 1996, this is the last

place that Kristin Smart was seen alive. It has been 24, almost 25 years since Kristin went missing. 24 years without a resolution, until today. I am here this afternoon to announce the arrest of Paul Flores for the murder of Kristin Smart. The Arrest of Ruben Flores as an accessory to the murder,” Sheriff Parkinson said as he started the press conference. Paul Flores, now 44-years-old was the last person seen with Smart.

Kristin Smart was a 19-year-old Cal Poly freshman who was in the last few months of her freshman year at Cal Poly. Smart was last seen on May 25, 1996, at approximately 2 a.m. near Perimeter and Grand Avenue’s intersection on the Cal Poly campus as she walked home to her dorm from an off-campus party. Smart was last CONTINUED ON PAGE A15

COMMUNITY

Boys and Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast Celebrates Ground-Breaking Construction of new club facility expected to be completed in early 2022

City to Begin Finance Committee Meetings City Manager is hopeful to keep COVID numbers low and move to the Orange Tier By MELISSA MATTSON melissa@atascaderonews.com

ATASCADERO — Atascadero City Council met for a regular meeting on Apr. 13 at 6 p.m. The meeting opened with an acknowledgment of April as sexual assault awareness month, which was received by Christina Kaviani, the education and communications director of RISE. Kaviani spoke about RISE’s accomplishments this past year in the face of the pandemic, including expanding Telehealth services as well as taking the offered financial

By CAMILLE DeVAUL camille@atascaderonews.com

PASO ROBLES — On Apr. 12, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast (BGCMCC) broke ground for the new Tom Maas Clubhouse at 3301 Oak St in Paso Robles. From the organization’s press release, “The Clubhouse is a 3.5-million-dollar project named in honor of Tom Maas, a local philanthropist, business owner, and winemaker who passed in 2019. Tom and his wife Kathleen donated the property to BGCMCC in 2019.” The current Paso Robles BGCMCC is located at the Flamson Middle School on Spring Street. In 2016, it became evident to board

members that they needed a larger facility due to a growing waiting list for children to get into the club. The new boys and girls club will be located on Oak Street, closely situated to Flamson Middle School and Georgia

Brown Middle School. The half-acre lot, formerly home to the North County Racquet Association, was donated by a long-time friend of the boys and girls club, Tom Maas. In 2019 Maas passed away unexpect-

edly. However, just before his passing, Maas and his wife Kathleen made a donation that allowed the club to purchase the new property. CONTINUED ON PAGE A15

SPORTS

Bearcats and Eagles Set For Mountain League Matchup The two teams have not played one another in 97 years

in for a huge Mountain League matchup this Friday night, and when the two teams finally hit the field together, it will be the first time the two By CONNOR ALLEN schools have played each other in 97 years. The connor@atascaderonews.com Bearcats and Eagles have played each other in football only twice, with both games coming in NORTH COUNTY — The Templeton the same season in 1924. Eagles and Paso Robles Bearcats are locked The Paso Robles Press went back through

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Board of Directors along with members of the community celebrate groundbreaking of the new site for the Boys and Girls Club of Mid Central Coast. Photos by Camille DeVaul

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the archives to find the old box scores, and it turns out that the Bearcats lead the series 2-0. Coached by G.A. Gates, the Bearcats finished the 1924 season with a 3-3 record, two of those wins coming over the Eagles. The two teams played in week two of the season (the Bearcats CONTINUED ON PAGE A15

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Eagles Split Two Games Over the Weekend Templeton 5-2 to start season By CONNOR ALLEN

ner was on the mound and pitched an absolute gem against the Santa Maria Saints. Lardner surrendered only six hits and a single earned run in a complete game, and the Eagles needed every bit of it. The game remained in a scoreless tie until the fifth inning, when each team added a single run. Templeton scored in the home half of the fifth, playing smart baseball with a bit of help from the Saints. Senior and co-captain Trent Wills reached base to start the inning thanks to a throwing error from the Saints pitcher. Wills would reach second base on a Kiko Barroso sacrifice bunt and then third on a Lardner double to left field. Senior Gavin Tabor would drive in the run in the next at-bat on a sacrifice fly to right field, and once again, the game was tied, this time at one apiece. The game was still tied at 1-1 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, and again, Wills delivered. With one out and full count, Wills slapped a ball into left field and flew around the bases for a triple. Barroso was next into the box and took the first pitch he saw for a ride over the second baseman’s head, giving the Eagles the win in dramatic fashion. Templeton will face San Luis Obispo, Atascadero and Arroyo Grande in the first three series of the league season.

TEMPLETON — The Templeton Eagles baseball team hosted a pair of games this weekend, with a Friday afternoon matchup against Carmel followed by a Saturday morning game against Santa Maria. The Eagles split the two games falling on Friday 10-3 and coming from behind for a thrilling 2-1 victory Saturday. The two games this past weekend were the final two games of the Eagles’ successful seven-game nonleague preseason schedule. Throughout the first month of the season, Templeton is 5-2 and prepared to take on the difficult Mountain League, beginning with a threegame series against San Luis Obispo Wednesday, Apr. 14. Templeton will host the Tigers on Wednesday and then play a doubleheader in San Luis Obispo on Saturday. Friday night was the first time all season a game got away from the Eagles as Carmel jumped out to an early 5-0 lead through two innings and eventually went up 9-0 before Templeton was able to score two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Offensively, the Eagles were off-balance throughout the game as the Carmel starting pitcher was very effective with his offspeed pitches. Templeton hitters were way out in front of the ball on many occasions, which led to popups and routine groundouts. Mark Hall got the start on the bump for the guys in green but struggled early to find his command issuing five walks (three walks, two hit batters) in the first two innings. After a rough start, Hall settled in and only allowed one more run after the second. Hall has been one of the Eagles’ top starters this season and last and took out his frustration at the plate, recording two hits and the lone RBI, one of only two Eagles to record multiple hits along with Julian Kirchenstein. Following Hall’s four innings, Gavin Platt entered the game for Templeton and struck out five of the nine batters he faced giving up two earned runs on four hits. Templeton first basemen Robbie Lardner tries to catch Saturday morning, Templeton’s ace Robbie Lard- a Carmel runner off the bag.

Templeton senior Merek Hall delivers a pitch during Friday afternoon’s game. Photos by Connor Allen

ATASCADERO HIGH SCHOOL

Greyhounds Fall In Home Opener

Top, junior Dustin Illiff runs down a Morro Bay defender to make a tackle. Bottom, Atascadero head coach Vic Cooper talks with his team after taking a timeout.

Atascadero senior Charles Morgan looks for open field. Photos courtesy of Rick Evans

Greyhounds Give Up 19 Point Lead, Fall 20-19 To Morro Bay By CONNOR ALLEN

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he Atascadero Greyhounds hosted their home opener against Morro Bay on Friday night and roared out to a huge 19-0 first-half lead but could not hold it as the Pirates came flying back to win late, 20-19. Atascadero entered Friday night looking to get their offense on track and, most importantly, earn their first win of the season and their first victory in the Ocean League. While the Greyhounds were not able to hold off a secondhalf charge from the Pirates, they were able to put points on the board and even reeled off some huge explosive plays through the air thanks to a strong game from junior quarterback Jarren Fischer who finished with 214 yards and two touchdowns on 12-for-18 passing. The Hounds came ready to play in front of the home fans and whipped the small crowd into a frenzy when they drove right down the field on their opening possession and punctuated it with a 33-yard touchdown catch and run by running back Isaiah Lucio. The junior running back caught the pass in the flat, turned upfield, and turned on the jets, giving Atascadero their first lead of the 2021 season. Much of the first half was

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played between the 20’s as both teams got a feel for their opponents, but the Hounds coaching staff found some matchups they liked in the second quarter and took full advantage of their final two possessions. With just two minutes to go in the half, sophomore running back Cole Tanner took a handoff from Fischer and flew through a gap like he was shot out of a cannon for a 55-yard run that Aiden Lemoine would punch in on the next play. Atascadero would get the ball back with less than a minute to go in the first half. This time they took to the air as Fischer connected with senior receiver Ajai Daner for a beautiful 30-yard touchdown just over the outstretched fingers of the defender. The Hounds looked to be rolling and went into halftime up 19-0. The Hounds would not score again in the game. Morro Bay came out of halftime with something to prove and made some adjustments defensively that caused the Atascadero offense to sputter in the second half. While the Hounds were struggling to string together first downs, the defense held tough but seemed to get fatigued as the game went on. Suddenly in the fourth quarter, the Morro Bay quarterback found himself with a lot of time to throw the ball and began to pick apart the Atascadero secondary. Morro Bay scored twice on what appeared to be broken plays extended by their athletic quarterback. The Pirates took a one-point lead with 1:24 seconds to go leav-

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ing Atascadero a sliver of hope and a lot of field to cover. Fischer and Daner connected on a few more passes in the hurry-up offense and moved the Greyhounds right down the field and into scoring position. The game came down to fourth and goal from the two-yard line with 6.5 seconds left in the game. Head coach Vic Cooper elected to go for the game-winning field goal, but it never made it to the uprights as it was blocked. While Atascadero was unable to come away with the victory, there were still bright spots for the team that will now be looking for their first victory this Friday against Nipomo. The Fischer to Daner connection worked well all evening, and those two look to have chemistry in the passing game. Daner finished the night with eight catches for 141 yards and touchdown plus four tackles and a first-quarter interception. Atascadero’s sophomore running back, Tanner, also had another impressive game on the ground, recording 125 yards rushing on 14 carries. Atascadero’s path to victory only gets harder going forward. Friday night, the Hounds will face 3-1 Nipomo, who beat Morro Bay handily and also defeated Santa Maria. Following their matchup with the Titans, Atascadero will end their Ocean League season with Pioneer Valley, who defeated Mission Prep. The Hounds will then close out their season with the rivalry game against Paso Robles, who is playing in the Mountain League.

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Caltrans and Others Fight Against Sea-Level Rise on the Central Coast STAFF REPORT MONTEREY COUNTY — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), The Nature Conservancy, the Association of Monterey Bay Area of Governments (AMBAG) and Virtual Planet Technologies announced the release of an innovative virtual reality app, Sea Level Rise Explorer, that is playing a key role in addressing sea-level rise on Highway 1 along Elkhorn Slough. The app marks the first time Caltrans is using an immersive visualization tool to address sea-level rise and evaluate mitigation options for a major highway in the state. The project builds on Caltrans’ effort to enhance the resilience of both transportation infrastructure and coastal habitats to the threats of climate change. The department relocated Highway 1 inland near Hearst Castle in 2017 after coastal erosion threatened its viability. “Not taking action is not an option,” said Caltrans Director Toks Omishakin. “Due to sea-level rise, we know this section of Highway 1 near Moss Landing and other coastal routes are vulnerable, so Caltrans has made climate action a primary goal. We are making our state transportation system more resilient and sustainable.” As early as 2030, an eight-mile section of Highway 1 and five miles of railway in Elkhorn Slough, home to extraordinary biological diversity, could experience regular storm and tidal flooding. The railway east of Highway 1 already experiences flooding at extreme high tides. The marsh area, the third-largest in the state, is especially vulnerable, with about 85 percent projected to be inundated with 5 feet of sea-level rise. “The impacts of sea-level rise are truly hard to visualize,” said Alyssa Mann, coastal project director at The Nature Conservancy. “Even though we know what is likely to happen, numbers on a spreadsheet and 2D maps are no match for the visceral experience of watching the water level rise, as well as seeing the measures we can take now to make the transportation corridor more resilient and a benefit to nature in the Monterey Bay.” With only 10 percent of coastal wetlands remaining and half of that remaining area vulnerable to loss from sea-level rise, creative approaches like the virtual reality tool could prove essential to maintaining coastal habitats and reaching California’s goals of protecting 30 percent of its land and water ecosystem targets by 2030. An in-depth analysis published last year by AMBAG, the Central Coast Highway 1 Climate Resiliency Study, demonstrated a new approach to rebuild the highway to benefit commuters and nature. The study highlighted the need to act quickly to implement solutions by 2050 to minimize losses to transportation and critical habitats. The effort to integrate transportation and natural resource planning not only tackles risks posed to both due to climate change but also explores rebuilding the highway and railway to benefit commuters and nature. “Not only do we believe this process will lead to better outcomes for the Monterey Bay, we think this unique approach to planning, leveraging available tools and working in partnership with the state and environmental groups will serve as a model for planning throughout the state,” said Heather Adamson, director of planning at AMBAG. Caltrans recently completed climate change vulnerability assessments for all 12 districts, including the Central Coast. The Sea Level Rise Explorer: Elkhorn Slough experience was developed by Virtual Planet Technologies, a startup in Santa Cruz. The experience features a customized 3D virtual space inspired by the visitor center at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and includes a step-by-step guided experience available in English and Spanish. “As coastal communities worldwide contend with sea-level rise and coastal erosion, Virtual Planet is leveraging the latest technology and pairing it with creative storytelling to help these communities better understand the imminent impacts of climate change and visualize practical solutions,” said Juliano Calil, co-founder and chief scientist at Virtual Planet Technologies. “We’re inspired by the potential of this powerful immersive digital experience to educate and drive action and envision a better future for our planet.” The virtual reality experience can be viewed using Oculus GO VR goggles, smartphones (iOS and Android), and on the web and begins halfway through the video. A 360-degree film about it is also available. You can find these at virtualplanet. tech/elkhorn-slough The $422,000 Elkhorn Slough project was primarily funded by Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. The Nature Conservancy in California is continuing to partner with Virtual Planet Technologies to test the use of virtual reality in helping communities prepare for climate change impacts, including a sea-level rise tool for Long Beach and a Wildfire Explorer focused on the devastating Camp Fire that impacted Paradise in fall 2018 which explores nature-based strategies for resilience as the community recovers. To learn more, visit nature.org/cacities.

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ECHO’s Empty Bowls Event Returns as a Drive-Thru STAFF REPORT ATASCADERO — The El Camino Homeless Organization announced they will be holding its annual Empty Bowls event on Thursday, Apr. 29, at Atascadero Bible Church, 6225 Atascadero Ave. in Atascadero. New this year, due to COVID-19, the event will be a Drive-Thru pick-up from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features delectable soups, stews, and chowders from local restaurant chefs and artisan bread from local bakeries. Reprising their role are local celebrities coming to serve attendees in their cars. Each meal includes soup and bread for a family of 4 with desserts too. Tickets are available for purchase through the ECHO website at echoshelter.org/empty-bowls-2021 for a family meal serving 4 people for $50 or $60 with a souvenir hand-crafted empty bowl. Everyone is encouraged to support ECHO and its mission of helping those facing homelessness in our community.

ECHO is seeking assistance from the restaurant community and asking for donations of soup for the event. Any restaurant willing to do so can contact event organizer Greer Woodruff at greer@scoutrentalco.com. ECHO operates three safe and secure overnight shelters in Atascadero and Paso Robles to meet the immediate needs of families and individuals who have become homeless. With ECHO Atascadero’s unique residency program, clients are provided case management services to assist them in securing a job and finding permanent and sustainable housing within three months of entering the shelter program. While enrolled in the program, clients are taught life skills for employment, budgeting, health care management, social communication, and interaction. The goal and the result of this practical support is the empowerment of residents to move in a positive direction while assisting them in acquiring the skills and services they need to become self-sustaining, including secure housing.

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Cunningham Names Thao Carey, Lompoc Nurse, as 35th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year STAFF REPORT

Atascadero Chamber of Commerce Speakeasy Gala This Saturday Silent Auction Open for Bidding STAFF REPORT ATASCADERO — The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce is hosting its virtual Speakeasy Gala this Saturday, Apr. 17, and would like to invite the community to join in the festivities. Select tickets are still available, including raffle tickets for a wine refrigerator filled with local wines and beers valued at over $1,200. During the Gala, viewers will learn about the Chamber’s 2020 award winners, including the Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Community Organization of the Year. A silent auction is currently live on the Gala webpage and includes a number of enticing packages filled with items generously donated by the community. The following summarizes a few of the amazing packages: 1. Zipline and Wine – Zipline tour for 8 at Margarita Adventures. Lunch and wine tasting for 8 at Ancient Peaks winery. 2. Shop & Dine in A-Town – 6 friends will be treated to shopping gift cards, gift bags, sparkling wine, and appetizers at Anna & Co., dinner at La Donna’s, and wines from Ruby Cellars. 3. Backyard Movie Night – Digital projector, screen, 2 sleeping bags, fire pit, 2 bundles of firewood, inflatable couch, snacks and soda. 4. Perfectly Paso Weekend Getaway – Stay at La Quinta Inn in Paso Robles, VIP Sensorio experience, lunch and VIP membership for a day at Vina Robles, breakfast at Joe’s Place, a cheese gift certificate from Vivant. 5. A ZOO-RRIFIC Kids Party - Private hot dog party for 20, two cold stone cakes, 10 passes to the Charles Paddock Zoo, tropical-themed bounce house rental, 10 passes to Mr. Putt Putt. 6. Private Party at Galaxy Theater – Host 30+ people for a private event in a state-of-theart theaters. Includes a case of local wines. 7. Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day - Shopping at Farron Elizabeth, jewelry by Atascadero Jewelry and Loan, flowers by Bees Blossoms, chocolate by See’s Candy, hair by Brush Salon, soaps by the Mercantile, coffee by Malibu Brew, and candles by PartyLite Candles. 8. Saxum Wine – One magnum of Saxum wine – 2013 James Berry Vineyard 9. Ravine Water Park Package – 4 passes to the Ravine, inflatable water toys, and certificates for Jamba Juice, Big Bubbas Bad BBQ, and Mister Pickles. 10. Boulder Water Feature - This package includes a boulder water feature surrounded by rocks and installed by Madrone Landscapes. Bid on these and many more exciting packages by going to atascaderochamber.org, clicking on the Speakeasy Night Gala tab, and selecting the Silent Auction button. Proceeds go towards the Chamber’s goal of supporting the business community, creating head of household jobs, and developing economic prosperity for the entire community.

SACRAMENTO — Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) announced that he has named Thao Carey, a Lompoc-based nurse, as the 35th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year. “Our front-line medical workers have gone above and beyond over the past year, and very few people on the Central Coast have exemplified this work ethic like Thao Carey,” said Cunningham. “Throughout the pandemic, Thao took on countless extra shifts to help local residents and Lompoc federal prison inmates recover from COVID-19. Our community is grateful for Thao’s commitment, and we thank her and her fellow healthcare workers for everything they’ve done and risked this past year.” Carey, a nurse at Lompoc Valley Medical Center hospital and a Vietnamese immigrant was also honored with the prestigious DAISY Award for her “extraordinary, compassionate nursing” care and deep dedication to her patients. “I am honored to be included in this wonderful and special group of women from all over California being recognized by our representatives in the California Assembly,” said Carey. “I truly believe that this individual recognition wouldn’t be possible without the support of our incredible team of healthcare staff at Lompoc Valley Medical Center hospital and the wonderful patients that I have the pleasure of working with every day.”

DONATION

Atascadero Republican Women Federated Donate to the Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services STAFF REPORT ATASCADERO — The City of Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services would like to send out a huge thank you to the Atascadero Republican Women Federated for their generous donation! Representatives from the Republican Women contacted Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services, stating that they wanted to honor and thank our firefighters by making a donation of a tangible item that could improve station life and make day-to-day operations easier for personnel. On Apr. 7, the Atascadero Republican Women Federated presented staff members with two Milwaukee 18 Volt Driver / Driver Combo sets, one for each station, valued at over $800. These items will replace the obsolete tools that are currently used to fix, modify and build projects around the fire station. Atascadero Fire and Emergency Services appreciates their support and is very grateful for their outstanding generosity! For more information, please contact Chief Casey Bryson, (805) 470-3300.

Lompoc Valley Nurse Thao Carey holds “Woman of the Year” award certificate (top). Carey with her team at Lompoc Valley Medical Center (below). Contributed photo


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LOCAL NEWS COVID-19 UPDATE

State Updates Blueprint Framework to Help Counties Maintain Current Tier SLO County recovered cases hits 20,397 with 200 active cases STAFF REPORT SAN LUIS OBISPO — The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) most recent statistics on COVID-19, including updated data and tiers for reducing COVID-19 in the state under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

33 in the Orange (moderate) Tier and three are in the Yellow (minimal) tier. On Apr. 13, the calculations accounted for a change in the Blueprint framework that helps counties maintain their current tier status despite minor changes in data. A county must have both a case rate and a testing positivity rate in a more restrictive tier for two consecutive weeks before potentially being assigned to a more restrictive tier. CDPH now also reviews hospitalization data before making the final assignment. Governor Gavin Newsom announced last week that due to California surpassing a significant milestone by administering more than 20 million vaccine doses, and with hospitalizations continuing to steadily decline, the state is ready to move into the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery by “moving beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy” by Jun. 15.

BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY All counties are under the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity. As always, local public health departments may implement policies that are more restrictive than the state. Blueprint tiers are updated weekly on Tuesdays. Find the status of activities in specific counties. UPDATED ACTIVITY AND BUSINESS TIERS FOR FULLY VACCINATED PERSONS BLUEPRINT TIER ASSIGNMENTS The state added an addendum to the Four counties are moving to a less Activity & Business Tiers Chart to provide restrictive tier, although local public health businesses with opportunities to adopt departments may implement policies that higher capacities by increasing capacity are more restrictive than the state. From limits in facilities or sections of facilities Purple (widespread) to Red (substantial): where all guests have been tested or are fully Inyo. From Red (substantial) to Orange vaccinated. In addition, physical distancing (moderate): Kern and Lake. From Orange is not required in sections where all guests (moderate) to Yellow (minimal): Lassen. No are fully vaccinated. These updates allow counties moved to a more restrictive tier. large event operators to admit higher capacOne county remains in the Purple (wide- ities within their facilities. Additionally, spread) tier, 21 in the Red (substantial) tier, fully vaccinated persons from out of state which is where San Luis Obispo County may visit or attend activities or events that remains for the time being; however, accord- are restricted to in-state visitors. ing to the numbers, the county is expected According to the Health Insurance Portato move into the Orange Tier next week. bility and Accountability Act (HIPPA),

Privacy Rule, a Federal law, gives you rights over your health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive your health information. The Privacy Rule applies to all forms of individuals’ protected health information, whether electronic, written, or oral. In addition, the HIPPA Privacy Rule and federal civil rights laws protect Americans’ fundamental health rights against discrimination or violation. Governor Newsom nor the CDPH explained how local businesses or facilities would acquire personal health information from individuals. The CDC stated that they are still learning how well vaccines prevent the spreading of the virus that causes COVID-19 to others, how long COVID-19 vaccines protect people and how effective the vaccines are against new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. Continued research is forthcoming as more individuals receive the vaccination. On Tuesday, Apr. 13, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statement from Dr. Erica Pan, state epidemiologist, regarding the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. “California is following the FDA and CDC’s recommendation and has directed health care providers to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until we receive further direction from health and safety experts. Additionally, the state will convene the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup to review the information provided by the federal government on this issue. As the federal government has said, we do not expect a significant impact to our vaccination allocations. In California,

less than 4 percent of our vaccine allocation this week is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.” The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recommended a temporary pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution. Of over 6.8 million doses administered nationally, there have been six reported cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot, with symptoms occurring 6 to 13 days after vaccination. The CDC will convene a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Wednesday, Apr. 14, to address the issue. People who have received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine within the past three weeks who develop a severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath should contact their health care provider. VACCINE ELIGIBILITY UPDATE As of Apr. 1, individuals aged 50+ are eligible to make an appointment, and individuals 16+ will be eligible to make an appointment to be vaccinated starting on Apr. 15. To sign up for a notification when you’re eligible for a vaccine, visit RecoverSLO.org/vaccines SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY AS OF APR. 13 20,827 total cases since March 2020 73 new cases 200 active cases 4 cases in the hospital (1 in ICU) 20,367 recovered cases, at a 98 percent recovery rate • 256 deaths 0.012 percent death rate (difference being the 200 active cases) • • • • •

JUSTICE

Paul Flores Charged for the Murder of Kristin Smart

District Attorney Dow reviews charges of first-degree felony murder and accessory to murder By HAYLEY MATTSON

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The morning of Apr. 14, San Luis Obispo District Attorney Dan Dow announced that the District Attorney’s office filed a felony criminal complaint against Paul Flores (44) and his father Ruben Flores (80). The charge against Paul Flores is the murder of Kristin Smart. It is alleged that Flores caused Smart’s death while in the commission of or attempted rape, which is first-degree murder under California law. Ruben Flores is charged with accessory after the fact to murder; it is alleged that he helped to conceal Smart’s body after the murder was committed. They both will be arraigned on Apr. 15, at 8:30 a.m. in the San Luis Obispo Superior Court. “These charges mark a major milestone; for more than two

decades, three Sheriff ’s, three District Attorney’s and countless investigators have worked to bring justice to Kristin Smart. The story of Kristin Smart has touched us all. The story of her enthusiastic spirit, her experience as a Cal Poly college student, and her wonderful family. Her story has filled us all with determination, and her family has long become a part of our community. Today we mark the very first move to bring justice to Kristin Smart, her family, and the entire community of San Luis Obispo,” District Attorney Dow stated. “This month, we celebrate the rights of crime victims, a reminder that our role is to help victims and their families achieve justice,” Dow said. “The system is called the ‘criminal justice system,’ but I think it should be renamed the ‘criminal AND VICTIM justice system’ so that we can all improve that focus. Kristin’s family has been incredibly gracious through the years. They have willed this moment to happen, and we owe them a large debt of gratitude.” After a review of the evidence in the case brought forward by the

Sheriff ’s department, the District Attorney team concluded independently that they have enough evidence to move forward and prosecute both Paul and Ruben Flores. The lead prosecutor on the team will be Deputy District Attorney Chris Peuvrelle. Dow went on to say that the District Attorney’s office is requesting information from the public. They are seeking information about this case or other potential crimes that Paul Flores may have committed. Including assaults or other acts. Anyone with information is asked to contact San Luis Obispo Crime Stoppers at (805)549-7867 or online at slotips.org. Dow explained that at this time, they are in discussions with Paul Flores’ legal counsel; however, it is too early to say if any type of plea deal to locate Smart’s body is a part of that conversation. Dow stated that the San Luis Obispo’s District Attorney’s office has tried cases prior without a body, and even though it is harder to do so, they are confident with the physical evidence and witness statements. They also have evidence that came

out last month that they believe they have the location where Smart was taken. No further information or details about that can be discussed at this time. District Attorney Dow addressed several questions, one being the ability to have a fair trial and jury in San Luis Obispo, which Dow stated he felt that the people of San Luis Obispo County take that duty seriously, and both Paul and Ruben Flores would receive a fair trial. Another was that with the charge of murder, they believe Paul Flores murdered Kristin Smart in his dorm room at Cal Poly while attempting rape in 1996. Dow did explain that at this time, no other individuals (addressing Paul’s mother Susan Flores) have been charged with any crime, but the investigation is still ongoing. Finally, Dow answered a question of the whereabouts of Kristin Smart’s body and if he believed she was concealed at one of the Flores’s homes. Dow stated he could not answer that. However, as reported, the Sheriff ’s department is on day two at Ruben Flores’ home with reports

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publish releases f rom the County Public Health Department regarding COVID-19 as it relates to the county residents for informational purposes. No information presented should be construed as medical advice or a suggestion as to how to respond in the protection of either your personal health or your personal f reedoms. Each of our readers are expected to research as needed to inform themselves about their individual health needs and responsibilities. Our County Health Officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, is an MD with a Masters in Public Health.

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that they are drilling and digging in and around the garage in addition to the back yard. Dow noted that it is important that any criminal complaint charge must be proven in a court of law by proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Every defendant is legally presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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ARREST

SLO County Sheriff, Assistant District Attorney Announce Arrest in 2019 Homicide Case Krause charged with murder of 90-Year-Old Bross of Oceano STAFF REPORT OCEANO — On Apr. 9, Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced the arrest of David James Krause (41) of Grover Beach for the 2019 homicide of 90-year-old Lawrence Albert Bross of Oceano. Bross’s body was discovered after the San Luis Obispo Sheriff Deputies were dispatched for a welfare check at his home in

Oceano on Jan. 24, 2019. According to Sheriff Parkinson, this case was the first of six homicide cases in 2019, which is highly unusual for San Luis Obispo County. Parkinson stated that typically the County reports zero to two homicides. Parkinson said, “Krause was identified early on as a person of interest, however as I have stated many times before, it is not what you believe; it is what you can prove. So the work that was needed was in order to determine whether or not there was evidence linking the suspect to the crime. We had very few witnesses

in this case, and the way we solve crimes are really through witnesses and physical evidence.” He continued, “This case involved significant work which resulted in forensic evidence which clearly identified the suspect as being responsible for the crime.” According to Parkinson, Krause was already in the Sheriff ’s custody on an unrelated charge and was formally arrested on Wednesday, Apr. 8, for the murder of Bross. Parkinson stated that this investigation was extremely detailed and time-consuming. With the arrest of Krause, the

Sheriff explained that he was the last arrest in the six homicide cases from 2019. All six cases have now been solved, with the persons responsible now facing court action. Parkison ended by saying, “special thanks to our detectives that worked this case...spent countless hours spent in order to bring this case to justice...and a special note to the Bross family, we hope that this brings them some form of justice to them in a time of grief.” Assistant District Attorney Eric Dobroth stated that the District Attorney’s office filed murder charges yesterday afternoon

against Krause. Dobroth explained that “the criminal complaint, in this case, alleges one charge, that charge is murder. It also alleges that during the commission of that murder that Mr. Krause personally used a deadly or dangerous weapon. Additionally, there are two enhancements charged; it is alleged that Mr. Krauss suffered two prior serious felonies under California’s three-strikes law. Those being residential burglaries in the first degree, one from 1998, the other more recent from 2016. As stated, Mr. Krause was presently in the custody of the San Luis

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Obispo County Jail on charges unrelated to this case as well, unrelated to this homicide. It is anticipated on-court input that Mr. Krause will be arraigned On Thursday, Apr. 15.” According to Dobroth, no motive could be discussed at this time due to the case still being considered active. After answering a few questions, the Press Conference concluded. For a complete timeline of the case, go to pasoroblespress.com

BORDER

Department of Health and Human Services Looking at Camp Roberts to House Migrant Children STAFF REPORT NORTH COUNTY — On Apr. 1, it was reported that the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) contacted officials at Camp Roberts in North County to request the use of their property to house unaccompanied migrant children. According to Camp Robert’s

public affairs office, as of Apr. 12, there is still no confirmation from DHHS on whether or not they will be using Camp Roberts as a housing facility. DHHS specifically requested the use of the Camp Roberts property, which was approved. But again, there has been no confirmation on whether or not unaccompanied migrant children will be

coming to Camp Roberts. The public affairs office at Camp Roberts told the Paso Robles Press and Atascadero News that they are to direct people to DHHS for further information but has heard they have no additional information to offer the public at this time. According to the Camp Roberts public affairs office, everyone is doing their typical duties and

preparing for regular activities. When and if the children arrive at Camp Roberts, the decisions will be coming from a much higher authority than the officials currently at the base. The office has received very few calls from the public or press regarding the possibility of migrant children coming to North County. U.S. authorities reported that

in March, they picked up nearly 19,000 unaccompanied children who crossed the border. DHHS has reported most of these children are coming from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. A press release from DHHS on Mar. 31 and updated on Apr. 2 stated that there were 12,900 unaccompanied children currently

in their care. According to the Department of Defense, “If provided, this support would be on a fully-reimbursable basis, and DoD would only provide this kind of support where it has no impact on military readiness and its ability to conduct its primary missions.” As an ongoing story, we will update as more information is available.


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Good News • Real News • Your Hometown News loved spending family time with all the kids and grandkids. After working for 3M pharmaceuticals for 34 years, Larry retired in March of 1998. Larry and Helen moved to Atascadero that same year after Larry’s mom, LARRY K. BRYANT Fern Kelly, passed away. 1940 - 2021 After moving to Atascadero, Larry became an arry K. Bryant, age active member of the Lions 80, passed away club, holding the offices of peacefully Tuesday, President, Treasurer, and March 30. Larry was born Secretary. Larry and Helen on September 5, 1940, in also attended ABC church Taft, California, to Harry for many years. and Fern Bryant. At age 4, Not long ago, Larry was he moved to Grover City pleased to find out he had a and lived on the Central son living in Utah. In 2017, Coast until he graduated Stacy Clark brought his from Arroyo Grande High family to meet his father. School in 1959. Shortly Larry and Stacy stayed in after high school, he contact consistently over married Diana Jones. Larry these last few years. and Diana had two lovely Larry led a wonderful, daughters together, Lynn fulfilling life cooking, travMarie in 1960 and Lisa eling, camping, and much Diana in 1962. more. He will be greatly Larry enlisted and served missed by many. in the Navy for four years on Larry was preceded in active duty, then rejoined the death by Mother- Fern, reserves from 1973-1991. Father- Harry, Sister- Carol, He retired from the Navy as Wife- Helen. a Senior Chief with 22 years He is survived by Chilof service. dren: Steve and Debi Ritter, When Larry left the Lynn and Rick Hampton, Navy in 1964, he moved to Karen Whitacker, Lisa Losh, the San Fernando Valley, Stacy, and Andrea Clark where he started working Plus many grandchildren, for 3M pharmaceuticals as a great-grandchildren, and one chemical production techgreat-great-granddaughter. nician. At 3M, Larry met the love of his life, Helen Ritter. Helen and Larry were married May 7, 1988. Larry instantly became father to Steve Ritter and Karen Whitacker. He and Helen

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anuel Gallegos, 85, of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021, with his family by his side. Manuel was born on August 10, 1935, in Santa Barbara, California. He served in the US Army

from 1959 – 1963, based at Fort Hunter Liggett, and was stationed at a missile base in Germany. He married his lovely wife, Pauline, in February of 1959. Upon his return from Germany, they settled down in Paso Robles for a short time before settling in Atascadero. Manuel retired from the California Youth Authority in Paso Robles. Manuel also became owner/operator of the Beverage Shop, now the A-1 Mobility. Eventually, Manuel and Pauline sold the shop and opened another business in Atascadero, Pauline’s T-Shirt Shop. He was an accomplished photographer.

who enjoyed music, photography, humor, film, and baseball. A dedicated, lifelong civil servant, Jim worked in the finance departments for the cities of Richmond and Alameda, CA. In late 1994, he accepted the position of Finance Director for the city of Morro Bay, CA, where WILLIAM JAMES “JIM” he worked until his retirement. KOSER Jim had an affinity for Morro 1949 - 2021 Bay — the natural beauty, the community, and especially the illiam James “Jim” staff. Ethics were paramount to Koser of Paso him, and he valued his time as a Robles, CA, passed member of the Rotary Club and away at his home on February 12, serving on various committees. 2021. He was 71. An avid fan of the San FranJim was born April 14, 1949, to cisco Giants, Jim also coached parents William and Betty Koser both his sons’ little league baseball and grew up in Albany, CA. He teams for a number of years and was a talented leather craftsman served on the league’s board.

Jim truly enjoyed spending time with his family, and later, walking his beloved dog “Buster.” He will be remembered for his charitable work and the countless lives he touched with his respect, encouragement, and empathy. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kathleen; two sons, SeanThomas and Brian James; sister Susan Lease; brother John Koser; and cherished extended family. We will all miss “Gentleman Jim” so very much. At his request, there will be a Celebration of Life at Lake Tahoe when loved ones can gather safely. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his Honor to CAPSLO Adult Center in Paso Robles or your local Little League baseball team.

saw Jesus standing behind him. Then, while Sgt of the Guard for the Truman White House, he met the love of his life, Amie Lorraine Johnson, Marrying a year later. With his brilliant mind, he excelled at Cumberland College and then Whitman College in DR. JACKSON LANCE Washington, receiving his BA/ PARTIN MA and becoming a teacher. A 1926 - 2021 30- year education career culminated in a doctorate from USC n March 29, 2021, Dr. and becoming Assistant SuperJackson Lance Partin intendent for Ventura Unified. (94) left for Heaven The 33 years after retiring with his Lord and friend, Jesus. were equally divided between Born, May 6, 1926, in Corbin, their two farms-the organic Kentucky, to Katie Chloe Lance strawberry farm on 25 acres and William Jackson Partin, in Watsonville with Lorraine’s the Depression forced them to continuously flowering gardens. homestead in an abandoned There, they delighted in their shack in Appalachia. sons/families, including three At 18, he joined the Marines, young grandchildren. Then, after 6th Marine Division. Badly a brain attack, with the help of wounded in Okinawa, Jack their two daughters, they created

another beautiful flowering 7-acre farm with livestock in Atascadero. Even in the most difficult circumstances, Jack’s expectation of God’s faithfulness to help gave him overcoming resilience, so with that irreplaceable smile and irresistible welcoming warmth, he could transfer God’s love to those around him. “This is the day the Lord has made for us, “he’d exclaim. “ Let’s go out and enjoy it!” He is survived by his muchloved wife, Lorraine, daughters Cheryl and Melanie, Son, Randy ( Mary, Christopher, Jackson ), Son, Brad ( Jacqui and Elisa ), and ever loved Kentucky and Tennessee siblings/families. All are welcome to attend his Home-going Celebration at 10:30 am April 20, 2021, Atascadero Pine Mountain Cemetery.

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They used that skill to make photo buttons for various sports at Atascadero High School, with the majority of the buttons being made for football. He relocated to the Phoenix area after he retired and sold his business. He spent many happy years in Phoenix in addition to his enjoyed years in Atascadero. Manuel is preceded in death by his lovely wife, Pauline. He is survived by his four children, Marcos (Terri Gallegos), Mario (Stacey Gallegos), Lilia (Tom Atchison), and Lita (Doug Adams). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Miguel Gallegos, Mando Rojas, Morgan Gallegos, Marco Rojas, Luci Atchi-

son, Mario Gallegos Jr., Janice Gallegos, Graysen Gallegos, and great-grandsons, Ares Gallegos and Ryder Gallegos. Manuel was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He was involved in all aspects of their lives. When his children were young, he coached many of their sports teams throughout the years. He taught his grandchildren how to play chess. Manuel was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his family. A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021, where he will be laid to rest next to his wife of almost 60 years, Pauline, in the King City

DEATHS BABCOCK — Evajo Eveline Babcock, 90 of Atascadero passed away on March 27, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Chapel of the Roses. RECCHIA — Mary Isabel Recchia, 87, of Arroyo Grande passed away on April 2, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach. FERNANDES — Antonio Manuel Fernandes, 89, of Grover Beach passed away on April 3, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach.

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APRIL 07, 2021 • 00:28— NATHAN DEAN WILLIAMS, 39, of Los Osos was arrested on HWY 101 NB and Traffic Way and cited for POSSESSING UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED/ REVOKED FOR DUI:SPECIFIC VIOLA [14601.2(A)], FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 210871 • 13:06— BRANDON ROBERT MENANE, 18, of Atascadero was arrested on the 8000 block of El Camino Real and booked for TAKING VEHICLE WITHOUT OWNER'S CONSENT [10851(A)], POSSESSING UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], POSSESSING CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)], OBSTRUCT/RESIST/ETC PUBLIC/PEACE OFFICER/EMERGENCY MED TECH [148(A)(1)], FAIL TO APPEAR; WITHOUT PAYMENT OF BAIL [40515]; Case no. 210877

APRIL 09, 2021 • 00:16— CHRISTOPHER JR HOGAN, 25, of Paso Robles was arrested at Paloma Creek Park and booked for BATTERY:SPOUSE/EX SPOUSE/DATE/ETC [243(E)(1)], VANDALISM:DAMAGE PROPERTY [594(A)(2)]; Case no. 210895 • 12:00— ANDRES RODRIGUEZ, 58, of Atascadero was arrested on the corner of San Anselmo Rd. and El Camino Real and cited for ARREST WARRANT/ MISDE-

MEANOR AND INFRACTION CASES [1427], FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 210900

APRIL 10, 2021 • 01:26— VICTOR DIAZ, 22, of Atascadero was arrested on the corner of Traffic Way and Palma Ave. and booked for DISORDERLY CONDUCT:INTOX DRUG WITH ALCOHOL [647(F)]; Case no. 210904 • 16:33— GABRIEL VALENTY NETZ, 27, transient, was arrested on the 7000 block of El Camino Real and cited for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 201444 • 16:33— GABRIEL VALENTY NETZ, 27, transient, was arrested on the 7000 block of El Camino Real and cited for POSSESSING UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 210907 • 18:20— GABRIEL VALENTY NETZ, 27, transient, was arrested on the 6500 block of El Camino Real and booked for POSSESSING NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11350(A)], POSSESSING UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], DISORDERLY CONDUCT:INTOX DRUG WITH ALCOHOL [647(F)]; Case no. 210908

202620 • 19:39— RYAN RICHARD MUSGRAVE, 46, transient, was arrested on the 5000 block of Rosario Ave. and booked for VIOLATION PAROLE:FELONY [3056], DISORDERLY CONDUCT:UNDER INFLUENCE OF DRUG [647(F)]; Case no. 210920 PASO ROBLES POLICE DEPARTMENT

APRIL 07, 2021 • 23:18— JENIFER LYNN ECKLUND, 42, of Templeton was arrested on the 180 block of Niblick Rd. and released to a third party for DRIVING UNDER THE COMBINED INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND A DRUG [23152(G)VC]; Case no. 210989 • April 08, 2021 • 00:40— DARRYL ANDREW HENDERSON, 43, of Belfair, WA, and was released to another agency for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC]; Case no. 210899 • 17:57— BRENDA JEAN CARRIGAN, 55, of Paso Robles was arrested at Walmart and was booked and released for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC]; Case no. 210903

APRIL 09, 2021 APRIL 11, 2021 • 02:13— JAMES GORDON KORSKI, 25, transient, was arrested on the corner of El Camino Real and Montecito Ave. and cited for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no.

• 01:05— STEVE MELO TEIXEIRA, 47, transient, was arrested on the 3500 block of Spring St. and was booked and released for POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS FOR SALE [11378H&S], POSSESS/PURCHASE FOR SALE NARCOTIC/CONTROLLED

SUBSTANCE [11351H&S]; Case no. 210909 • 11:55— GEORGE NIKOLAYEV ARTEAGA, 30, transient, was arrested on the 1000 block of Spring St. and was booked and released for POSSESSION OF SPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)H&S]; Case no. 210912 • 12:01— TAYLOR ANNE BORK, 39, of Paso Robles was arrested on the 180 block of Niblick Rd. and was booked and released for being UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A) H&S], POSSESS NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11350(A)H&S], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA, POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S]; Case no. 210901 • 12:54— NGHIA DAI LU, 34, of San Jose, CA, was arrested on the 740 block of Spring St. and was booked and released for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC]; Case no. 210913 • 19:20— DARRELL LEWIS EIDE, 74, of Paso Robles was released by a peace officer for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC]; Case no. 210915 • 23:27— ENRIQUE MANUEL SANTOS, 51, of Paso Robles was booked and released for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC]; Case no. 210917 • 23:30— EDUARDO HERNANDEZ SANTOS, 42, of Paso Robles was arrested on 24th St.

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and Park St. and was booked and released for OUTSIDE WARRANT- FELONY [O/W-F]; Case no. 210917

APRIL 10, 2021 • 03:11— JANESSA MARIE AVILA, 32, of Camarillo, CA, and was arrested on the 1800 block of Oak St. and was released to a third party for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B) VC], ANY VEH IN ACCIDENT CAUSING DAMAGE/STOP [20002(A)VC]; Case no. 210918 • 22:02— CHRISTOPHER LAWERENCE THATCHER, 31, of Paso Robles was arrested on the 2300 block of Spring St. and was booked and released for being UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A)H&S]; Case no. 21-0924

APRIL 11, 2021 • 07:50— DANIEL JOSEPH FITZPATRICK, 40, of Paso Robles was arrested on Black Oak Dr. and was released to a third party for BATTERY BY SPOUSE, COHABITANT, FORMER SPOUSE [243(E)(1)PC]; Case no. 210927 • 23:15— CHRISTOPHER LEE CLOSSER, 35, of Paso Robles was arrested on the corner of 21st St. and Riverside Ave. and was booked and released for DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC]; Case no. 210934

LOPEZ LAKE: 38.7% capacity LAKE NACIMIENTO: 39% capacity LAKE SAN ANTONIO: 19% capacity WHALE ROCK: 77.63% capacity

WEATHER FRIDAY

76º | 43º SATURDAY

79º | 47º SUNDAY

84º | 47º MONDAY

84º | 47º TUESDAY

76º | 44º ­ WEDNESDAY

75º | 46º

2020 RAINFALL TOTALS (SEASON: JULY 1-JUNE 30)

ATASCADERO: 6.89” PASO ROBLES: 9.46”


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15 Days to Flatten the Curve: 1 Year Later

promise of government-provided safety, our liberty is rarely fully restored, and safety is seldom accomplished. After the Sept. 11 attacks, a knee-jerk reaction in the name of safety led to the hasty implementation of the PATRIOT Act. Two decades later, three presidents from both parties have continAARON BERGH ued to renew it. The FBI, NSA, COMMENTARY and other federal agencies still use The War on COVID the constitutionally-dubious Act Takes the Torch from to justify warrantless searches of phone, email, and bank records the War on Terror or detain immigrants indefinitely. n Mar. 19, 2020, Before boarding an airliner, we’re Governor Newsom still required to submit to invasive mandated that all TSA security measures, despite Californians shelter-at-home evidence that they fail to detect and completely closed thousands guns and explosives. of businesses, including mine. But the freedoms we lost postOmniscient experts presented 9/11 pale in comparison to the scientific charts of bell curves ways COVID-related ordinances illustrating that if we quarantined have altered our lives. Mandated at home for just fifteen days, we business closures inhibit the could prevent a catastrophe in basic right to earn a livelihood. our hospitals. I accepted that this Indefinite shelter-at-home orders sacrifice was part of my patriotic restrict the right to socialize with duty to protect fellow Americans family and friends. In California, from a deadly virus and assured these restrictions don’t appear to myself my business would recover. be going away. I did not imagine that fifteen days Even in the face of low hospiwould become one year – and tal usage, as we experienced counting. throughout most of 2020 and are The seemingly endless experiencing currently, restricCOVID-19 restrictions have tions in California are hardly vindicated the oft-repeated alleviated. At best, San Luis notion that when we temporarObispo county small businesses ily trade in our freedoms for the like mine can only operate at 25

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percent capacity; some are still completely closed. Californians are still ordered to avoid gathering with friends. Although starting Apr. 15, every Californian will be eligible for vaccination, Governor Newsom announced that he will not consider allowing businesses to reopen until Jun. 15 at the earliest, and we will still be required to wear masks indefinitely. Moral conundrums aside, a frenzied pursuit for public safety is oftentimes counterproductive. The Sept. 11 attack sadly ended the lives of 2,977 innocent Americans. However, the resulting wars have a continually rising death toll of 14,792 Americans and at least 350,000 Afghanis, Pakistanis, and Iraqis. Although a heartbreaking 550,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19, a joint study by Harvard Medical School, John Hopkins business school, and Duke University estimates that the economic shock of the pandemic will result in 1.37 million deaths. And much like the legislative response to 9/11, the consequences of COVID-19 restrictions have disproportionately harmed minorities and the poor. More than half of minority households experienced an income loss in 2020 and were twice as likely to miss

bill payments. While high-wage workers (earning $60,000 per year or more) returned to pre-pandemic employment levels months ago, employment of low-wage workers (earning $27,000 per year or less) is still down 28 percent. School closures have unfairly hurt minorities and low-income families. The business shutdowns forced me to permanently lay off half my staff. I struggled to balance my books for a year, but I’m still doing better than most. According to data from Yelp, 60 percent of businesses will never reopen, which will undoubtedly exacerbate the unemployment crisis. A pandemic of violent crime, drug overdose, and suicide exploded in 2020. Last year, multiple police officers were shot on two separate occasions within half a mile of my business – an unheard-of occurrence in our small rural town of Paso Robles. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff ’s Office reports that serious crime such as murder, rape, domestic violence, and robberies increased 20 percent in 2020. This parallels the FBI’s report that homicides spiked 21 percent throughout the country – the largest one-year increase on record. The CDC attributes the 38 percent increase in opioid deaths to increased psychological and economic strife. Keeping

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children out of classrooms and isolated from their friends resulted in severe emotional distress. Major hospitals, like the UCSF Children’s Hospital, report that the number of children admitted for attempted suicide has doubled. In the 2000s, Americans perpetually feared that a member of their community could spontaneously radicalize and detonate a bomb on their buses, in their stadiums, or their children’s schools. Our new invisible enemy also attacks these precious targets. But it’s important to not let our desperation for safety blind us from recognizing the negative ramifications of actions proposed by opportunistic politicians posing as saviors. Like terrorism, COVID-19 is a real threat. We must work together to neutralize it. However, the current scorched earth strategy is as reckless as inaction. When faced with harrowing disasters like terrorist attacks and pandemics, it’s necessary to implement a holistic solution that achieves safety without sacrificing freedom that we won’t recoup. For Bergh’s data sources, see column online at pasoroblespress.com Aaron Bergh is an independent opinion columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email him at aaobergh@gmail.com. Bergh is the owner and distiller of Calwise Spirits Co., in Paso Robles.

Strategies for Keeping Your Beloved Home Within the Family

These transparent discussions can help frame your collective vision and prepare the next generation to further your family’s financial and philanthropic goals. It’ll also help set the stage for making decisions together on practical matters – such as caregiving needs or succession plans for the SARAH SANTANA family business. Familial decision-making will COMMENTARY also be necessary when you feel atching your the time is right to bring up your daughter take her cherished property. Some clear first steps in the questions will need to be asked nursery. The porch where you and answered: saw your little ones head off to • First and foremost, are your kindergarten. Standing in the heirs interested in owning and kitchen jumping for joy as your operating your family home? son received his first college • Are they willing and able to acceptance letter. cover routine expenses for the Your home is full of delightful, property’s upkeep? heartwarming memories. And if • Who’ll be responsible for you decide you’d like to keep it coordinating service providers within the family for generations like plumbers, electricians, or to come, you’ll need to teach your lawn care? loved ones how to thoughtfully • Who’ll pay insurances and preserve, invest and share their taxes? inherited wealth and property. • Who’ll check on the place Communicate with loved ones periodically? Start by speaking with your Consider available strategies closest loved ones about your Once you and your family family history, values, and plans. members reach a mutual under-

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standing, speak to your advisor about different planning strategies for transferring your property’s ownership. Direct transfer A direct transfer is one of the most common ways to bequeath property, as it allows ownership to be transferred for generations by deed. Within direct transfers, there are various options that may work for your family, including joint tenancy with rights of survivorship, tenants in common, life estate, or transfer on death. Note that while direct transfers are relatively easy and inexpensive, they do not offer protection from creditor claims or messy legal situations like divorces. It can also be difficult to resolve conflicts or transfer ownership. Incorporate To incorporate, depending on your state’s laws, you can name your home as a limited liability company (LLC). You keep at least 51 percent and designate your children as shareholders of the rest. Be sure to create an operating agreement that sets proce-

dures to transfer ownership and guidelines for property use while also planning to include enough money to maintain the property (people often choose life insurance proceeds). Your operating agreement should have an “out” so your heirs have the option should they need to sell the house or buy out another owner – be sure to indicate who needs to agree to a sale and what will be done with the proceeds. Incorporation offers flexibility, reduction of your taxable estate, and protection for family members. However, it can be costly to establish and maintain an LLC. Trust Trust agreements outline terms of use and how the property will be transferred, held, and managed. Trusts are popular as they allow some degree of control and can be less expensive to draft and implement than other options like an LLC. However, certain trusts can lack flexibility should circumstances change – for example; irrevocable trusts usually cannot be amended. Many options exist

(i.e., revocable and irrevocable trusts, irrevocable grantor trusts, and qualified personal residence trusts, to name a few), so consult an experienced financial advisor or estate attorney. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution for passing on your family home – you’ll need to consider each heir’s own family structure, geographic distance, and willingness to take on responsibility. Ultimately, your plan should facilitate a smooth transfer of ownership, detail shared responsibilities, establish liability protection, and document a process for conflict resolution. Even after creating your plan, be sure to keep conversations going with your family, your advisors, and the rest of your professional team. Your decisions should be properly documented, but most importantly, you’ll want to make sure your wishes are thoroughly understood. Sandra Stratman is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email them at sandra. stratman@gmail.com.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

INCLUSION IS NOTHING TO FEAR Dear Editor, Put away the pitchforks. Take a deep breath. We understand why readers might be riled up and ready to rumble after Connie Pillsbury’s passionate but misinformed column about the lurking beast that is stalking our children. If we are to believe Pillsbury’s claims, the Marxists are taking over Paso Robles High School, and soon our students will be spewing venomous hate through our placid community. The truth is much less dramatic and not scary at all. A single new elective class is being proposed that would offer our diverse students another space for learning about themselves and the world we live in. Over 51 percent of the school student body is students of color, who find themselves an integral part of the dynamic “city within a city” with an array of amazing communities and disciplines available to young Bearcats. From welding and journalism to drama and SkillsUSA, AP to athletics, Bearcats have wonderful opportunities. But it lacks a multicultural curriculum. We welcome this important conversation about diversity in our high school, our community, and our nation. A Note About Our

But let’s engage with civility as neighbors who want the best for our young people. Writing uninformed and alarmist columns is not helpful during this time of divisiveness, viral hate, and social media attacks. Pillsbury fears the course will “cause kids to hate their country and hate each other.” This is far from the truth. The proposed Ethnic Studies at PRHS is about unity, inclusion, empathy, and exploration, not indoctrination and subversion. Please, Ms. Pillsbury. Drop the torch. Leave your unfounded fear to the side. Let’s talk. Pillsbury fails to understand that it’s possible to talk about economics without endorsing Marxism. It is possible to talk about racism without vilifying white people. And it’s certainly possible to have a conversation about America’s multicultural history and racial challenges without attacking the noble principles upon which our country was founded. Pillsbury also claims that this course is part of a group “rewriting American history from the viewpoint of various ethnic groups” and from the “oppressed.” This course does not rewrite history but rather works to include missing chapters. Revealing more facts about our history shouldn’t scare us. As Americans, it should interest us, cause us to reflect, and motivate us to strive for “a more

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perfect union.” Just as we can never rewrite our history, we can and should include the experiences of our neighbors and friends of color that have been erased from those chapters. There is nothing like an Ethnic Studies class and the required history and English classes offering inspiring—though Eurocentric—literature. Students from all backgrounds at PRHS are hungry for rigorous, deep, and inspiring curricula that include their experience and culture. Pillsbury makes the claim that Ethnic Studies teaches “America should be ashamed of its history. And if you’re white, you should be ashamed of it, too.” In fact, Ethnic Studies does not denigrate; it celebrates America. This course celebrates the resilience, creativity, and agency of historically disadvantaged groups as they pursued the dream that is America. This class honors the progress we ALL have made together—Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act, Dual Immersion Programs like Georgia Brown—and moves us to a place of deeper understanding about one another. Of the many letters sent in to the Board, which were not shared due to time constraints, Connie writes that “all were from state college PhDs, the self-proclaimed ethnic studies’ experts.’ First of all, let’s remember that

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s long-time community members and residents, we want to thank the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department for the hard work and dedication that Sheriff Ian Parkinson, Detective Clint Cole, and the incredible team with the Sheriff’s division put into the Kristin Smart case along with many others. This case means so much to our community. Kristin went missing when I was a junior at Templeton High School. Having followed her story over my adult life and then covering it for the last two years really means so much to have the arrest made that she deserved almost 25 years ago. It is selfless work that the Sheriff and our local Police Departments do, and for that, you all are deeply appreciated. I would be remiss not to mention Christopher Lambert, who produced the “Your Own Backyard” podcast, who not only brought us all together locally but brought Kristin’s story to the nation and the world. Thank you, Chris, for your curiosity, time, sincere humbleness, and your kind spirit. I am not a personal friend of Denise or Stan Smart, but as a San Luis Obispo community member who was a youth here and now a mom, my heart has always ached, as we can see is the same for so many others. Even though I was 17 years old, I feel that we did not protect Kristin, and I am so sorry for that. We hope the continued fight and search will finally bring Kristin home, and you and your family will be able to have some peace.

we are talking about the importance of education and its ability to empower young people to become successful. As Cesar Chavez said, “Surely the goal of education is service to others.” Let us value, not belittle, education, and let it serve our community. Second, we invite Pillsbury to reread the public record and the thirty letters submitted to the Board concerning the Ethnic Studies class. Not a single letter was opposed. The letters were written by current and former Bearcats, Paso Roblans, teachers, a former school board member, community leaders, and yes, Ethnic Studies experts. So we ask Pillsbury and others who may be fearful of an Ethnic Studies elective to put away their “Danger Ahead” signs and join this difficult but important conversation about inclusion, diversity, and multiculturalism in a changing world. Students are ready for it. Let’s accept this challenge with empathy, grace, and humility. Inclusion ahead. Will you join us?

Geoffrey Land, Paso Robles High School Susana A. Lopez, Templeton Carey Alvord, Templeton Alisa Bredensteiner, Paso Robles

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File No 20210491 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: REAL TEAM 360, 1213 VINE STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: SCOTT AND BRIAN, INC, 1213 VINE STREET, 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/ SCOTT AND BRIAN, INC, SCOTT EHRKE, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/24/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 11/16/2012 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/24/2026 PUB: 03/25, 04/01, 04/08, 04/15/2021 LEGAL CM 183 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210682 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: Z VILLAGES, 6100 EL CAMINO REAL SUITE C, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: Z VILLAGES LLC, 6100 EL CAMINO REAL SUITE C, 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/ Z VILLAGES LLC, MAX ZAPPAS, MANAGER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/16/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/16/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/16/2026 PUB: 03/25, 04/01, 04/08, 04/15/2021 LEGAL CM 184 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NEW FILE NO. 20210681 OLD FILE NUMBER. 20161939 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S) TO BE ABANDONED: Z MANAGEMENT, 8189 SAN DIMAS LANE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME WAS FILED IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 08/15/2016 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) HAVE ABANDONED THE USE OF THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Z VILLAGES LLC, 9245 CIRUELA WAY, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY.: MAX ZAPPAS, MANAGER THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 03/16/2021 CERTIFICATION I HERBY CERTIFY THAT THIS COPY IS A CORRECT COPY OF THE ORIGINAL STATEMENT ON FILE IN MY OFFICE. TOMMY GONG, COUNTY CLERK BY SCURRENS, DEPUTY CLERK PUB: 03/25, 04/01, 04/08, 04/15/2021 LEGAL CM 185 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210713 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: TISHA’S NOTARY, 3121 SPRING ST #101, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446-6219, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: LATITIA ELAINE KESTNER, 3121 SPRING ST, 101, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446-6219

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210726 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: W PROPERTY GROUP, 108 JULIE LANE, TEMPLETON, CALIFORNIA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: JOHN TRAVIS WALKER, 108 JULIE LANE, TEMPLETON, CALIFORNIA 93465 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/ JOHN TRAVIS WALKER, OWNER / BROKER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/19/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/21/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/19/2026 PUB: 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 197 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210705 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: ROADRUNNER CONSTRUCTION, 6485 PEACHY CANYON ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: ROADRUNNER PAVING & GRADING INC., 6485 PEACHY CANYON ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CALIFORNIA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a

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PAGE A-10 • Thursday, April 15, 2021 crime.) /S/ ROADRUNNER PAVING & GRADING INC., RICHARD GONZALES - CORP. PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/18/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 1/1/21 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/18/2026 PUB: 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 198 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210780 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PIZZA EXPRESS, 8220 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: TFZK, INCORPORATED, 8220 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CALIFORNIA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ TFZK, INCORPORATED, TAREK ZAKARIA, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/26/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/24/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/26/2026 PUB: 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 199 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210595 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: EPPA, EPPA WINE CO., 22985 EL CAMINO REAL, SANTA MARGARITA, CA 93453, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: WARROOM VENTURES LLC, 22985 EL CAMINO REAL, SANTA MARGARITA, CA 93453 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/ WARROOM VENTURES, LLC, WILLIAM BRUCE WISE, CFO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/05/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/15/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/05/2026 PUB: 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 200 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210590 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: 58 DEGREES CELLARS, 6465 VON DOLLEN ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: CASTORO CELLARS, 6465 VON DOLLEN ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451 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/ CASTORO CELLARS, NIELS UDSEN, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/05/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 3/3/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/05/2026 PUB: 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 201 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210787 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: COWBOYFORNIA, 2300 STARKEY RD, SHANDON, CA 93461, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: TIERNEY JAYMES VAN NOTE, 2300 STARKEY RD, SHANDON,

CA 93461, PATRICK MICHAEL BOYLE, 2300 STARKEY ROAD, SHANDON, CA 93461 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/ TIERNEY JAYMES VAN NOTE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/26/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/26/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/26/2026 PUB: 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 202 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210603 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SLO CLEAN, 5960 ROCKY CANYON RD., ATASCADERO, CA. 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: JUSTIN FREITAS, 5960 ROCKY CANYON RD., ATASCADERO, CA. 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ JUSTIN FREITAS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/08/2021 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. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/08/2026 PUB: 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 203 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210766 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PASO PRINTERS, 1326 PARK STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: ERIC JOHN EZZO, 390 ZANZIBAR STREET, MORRO BAY, CA 93442 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/ ERIC JOHN EZZO, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/25/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 04/04/2016 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/25/2026 PUB: 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 204 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210635 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: LIVE LUCKY AUTO SALES, 155 MARQUITA AVE, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: LIVE LUCKY AUTO SALES LLC, 155 MARQUITA AVE, 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/ LIVE LUCKY AUTO SALES LLC, JOSEPH JOSHUA MORRIS, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/10/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/10/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/10/2026 PUB: 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 206 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210759 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: G & L INVESTMENTS, 1701 MONTEREY ST, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

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THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: LELAND P O’REILLY, 1701 MONTEREY ST, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401, GAIL A O’REILLY, 1701 MONTEREY ST, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401 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/ GAIL A. O’REILLY, PARTNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/24/2021 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. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By MSTILETTO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/24/2026 PUB: 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 207 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210666 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: K & J MAINTENANCE SERVICE, ADVANCE SQUIRREL CONTROL, 5255 CASCABEL RD., ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: JACQUELYN DILL, 5255 CASCABEL RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, KURT DILL, 5255 CASCABEL RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ JACQUELYN DILL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/15/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/11/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/15/2026 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 208 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NEW FILE NO. 20210805 OLD FILE NUMBER. 20200251 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S) TO BE ABANDONED: PACIFIC EDGE PMC, PACIFIC EDGE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 2985 THEATRE DRIVE, SUITE 2, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME WAS FILED IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 01/28/2020 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) HAVE ABANDONED THE USE OF THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: PACIFIC EDGE LAND COMPANY, 2985 THEATRE DRIVE, SUITE 2, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: PACIFIC EDGE LAND COMPANY, RICHARD TANGUAY, PRESIDENT THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 03/30/2021 CERTIFICATION I HERBY CERTIFY THAT THIS COPY IS A CORRECT COPY OF THE ORIGINAL STATEMENT ON FILE IN MY OFFICE. TOMMY GONG, COUNTY CLERK BY SKING, DEPUTY CLERK PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 209 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210821 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PAICINES WILD ONE, 7680 TASSAJARA CREEK RD, SANTA MARGARITA, CA 93453, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: EDITH VELASQUEZ-MANCILLA, 7680 TASSAJARA CREEK RD., SANTA MARGARITA, CA 93453 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/ EDITH VELASQUEZ-MANCILLA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/30/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/30/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/30/2026 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22,

04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 210 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210831 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: BIG AZZ AGENCY, 1370 13TH ST, LOS OSOS, CA 93402, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: CRAIG D HILL, 1370 13TH ST, LOS OSOS, CA 93402 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/ CRAIG D HILL, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/31/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/31/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/31/2026 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 211 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210802 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: LCR, 2148 S HALCYON RD, ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: CHER RUSSELL, 2148 S HALCYON RD, ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420 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/ CHER RUSSELL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/30/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/30/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/30/2026 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 212 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210845 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: LITTLE STINKER SOAP COMPANY, 7345 PINAL AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: DELMA J MEYER, 7345 PINAL AVENUE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ DELMA MEYER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 04/02/2021 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. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 04/02/2026 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 215 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210837 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PASO ROBLES TRUCK CENTER, 80 WELLSONA RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: ORMONDE INC, 80 WELLSONA RD, 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/ ORMONDE INC, STEVE ORMONDE - PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/31/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/03/1983 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/31/2026

PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 216 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210839 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PROCLEAN STEAM CARPET CLEANING, 3110 PARK STREET #101, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: SALVADOR NICOLAS MARTINEZ, 3110 PARK STREET #101, 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/ SALVADOR NICOLAS MARTINEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 04/01/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/07/2016 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By ABAUTISTA, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 04/01/2026 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 217 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210842 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: IMPECCABLE CONSTRUCTION, 1480 PENMAN SPRINGS, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: JUAN P MARTINEZ, 1480 PENMAN SPRINGS, 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/ JUAN P MARTINEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 04/01/2021 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. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 04/01/2026 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 218 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210851 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: IBERIA SALON, 3542 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: AUBREE MILLIE KOENIG, 972 LA COSTA CT, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ AUBREE MILLIE KOENIG, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 04/05/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 04/08/2016 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 04/05/2026 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 223 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210791 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: DIAMOND GEEZER, 6465 VON DOLLEN ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: CASTORO CELLARS, 6465 VON DOLLEN ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451 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/ CASTORO CELLARS, NIELS UDSEN, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/29/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 3/24/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of

the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/29/2026 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 224 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210724 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: N-L ADVENTURES, 2035 SAN FERNANDO RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: NATANE LIGHT, 2035 SAN FERNANDO RD, ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ NATANE LIGHT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/19/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/19/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/19/2026 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 225 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210589 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: AVENALES RANCH BEEF, 8705 SHELL CREEEK RD, SANTA MARGARITA, CA 93453, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: SINTON, LLC, 8705 SHELL CREEK RD, SANTA MARGARITA, CA 93453 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/ SINTON, LLC, DANIEL SINTON, OWNER/MANAGER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/05/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/01/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/05/2026 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 226 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210850 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: HARLEE ROSE, 585 12TH ST, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: DONNA TORRES, 7977 RANCHO VERANO PL PASO ROBLES, 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/ DONNA TORRES This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 04/05/2021 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. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 04/05/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 227 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210881 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: GW HANDIWURKS, 3214 VIA DEL SUENO, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: GERALD HARLAN WERNER, 3214 VIA DEL SUENO, ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ GERALD HARLAN WERNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis

Obispo County on 04/07/2021 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. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 04/07/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 228 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210880 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: BLUE STAR TILE & STONE, 724 EXPERIMENTAL STATION RD #101, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: MIKE ALLEN SHAPIRO, 724 EXPERIMENTAL STATION RD #101, 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/ MIKE SHAPIRO, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 04/07/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 04/07/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 04/07/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 229 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210752 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PAGE OF ART HISTORY, 5950 ENTRADA AVE., ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: JENNA M. HARTZELL, 9100 LA LINIA AVE., ATASCADERO, CA 93422, JANET L. WALLACE, 7850 SANTA YNEZ AVE., ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ JENNA M. HATZELL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/23/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/12/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By MSTILETTO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/23/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 230 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210825 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: ROCKSTEADY PLUMBING, 3558 COMBINE STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: PAUL E ROCKWELL, 8560 EL CORTE ROAD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ PAUL E ROCKWELL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/31/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/29/2009 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/31/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 231 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210826 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: HEALED THROUGH ART, 8560 EL CORTE ROAD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: STEPHANIE A HOUSER, 8560 EL CORTE ROAD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization INDIVIDUAL 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/ STEPHANIE A HOUSER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/31/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/28/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/31/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 232 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210790 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SERIAL WINES, 1226 PARK STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: JOHN ANTHONY VINEYARDS, LLC, 1300 1ST ST, SUITE 468, NAPA, CA 94559 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/ JOHN ANTHONY VINEYARDS, LLC, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, JAMES COLLINS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/29/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/03/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/29/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 234 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210913 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: NORTH COUNTY JUNK REMOVAL, 1643 SHEPHERD DR, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: OMEED DANIEL FAROKHIAZAR, 1643 SHEPHERD DR, 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/ OMEED FAROKHIAZAR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 04/12/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 04/01/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 04/12/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 235 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210853 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: UMI SUSHI & SAKE, 630 EMBARCADERO, MORRO BAY, CA 93442, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: C & P HOLDINGS LLC, 3300 BUENA VISTA RD #C1, BAKERSFIELD, CA 93311 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CALIFORNIA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ C & P HOLDINGS LLC, SANG HAN, GENERAL MANAGER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 04/05/2021 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. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By MSTILETTO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 04/05/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 236 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210832 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: NEW BALANCE MASSAGE, 2063 9TH STREET, LOS OSOS, CA 93402, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: YUJUN DENG, 1816 CALLE MADRID,

ROWLAND HTS, CA 91748 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/ YUJUN DENG This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/31/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/31/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/31/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 237 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210890 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: GIGI’S THRIFT STORE, 816B MAIN STREET, CAMBRIA, CA 93428, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: ELIZABETH BANNON, 1600 BURTON DRIVE, CAMBRIA, CA 93428, HOLLY A. NERO, 2200 LAUREL AVENUE, MORRO BAY, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ HOLLY A. NERO, PARTNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 04/08/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: N/A CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 04/08/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 238 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210758 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: TREE LINE CONSTRUCTION, 4725 ESTRADA AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: DAN MARTINEZ, 4725 ESTRADA AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ DAN MARTINEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/24/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 2/25/2011 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By MSTILETTO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/24/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 239 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210704 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: LGE, NATIVE PHOTO, 1244 ROSSI RD, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: CORY DEAN LEWIS, 1244 ROSSI RD, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, KIRSTEN RENEE LEWIS, 1244 ROSSI RD, TEMPLETON, CA 93465 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/ CORY D LEWIS, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 03/18/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/14/2016 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 03/18/2026 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29, 05/06/2021 LEGAL CM 240 CASE NUMBER: (NUMERO DEL CASO): 20LCP-0381 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): EVAN D. BLODGET and Does 1 to 5


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inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): UNIFUND CCR, LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov) en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446, PASO ROBLES LIMITED CIVIL DISTRICT. The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff's attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): LAW OFFICES OF KENOSIAN & MIELE, LLP, JOHN P. KENOSIAN, Bar #80261, 8581 Santa Monica Blvd., #17, Los Angeles, CA 90069 Tel: (888) 566-7644 Fax: (310) 289-5177 Date: (Fecha) 9-9-2020 10:55 AM MICHAEL POWELL, Clerk of Court (Secretario) By: Deputy (Adjunto) CN976368 150911 Mar 25, Apr

1,8,15, 2021 PUB: 03/25, 04/01, 04/08, 04/15/2021 LEGAL CM 182 PUBLIC NOTICE CASE NUMBER: 21CV-0062 SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: JODI TELLIER and Does 1 to 10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Brian Spaulding dba Colonial Manor NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, 1050 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff's attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney is: Allen K. Hutkin, HUTKIN LAW FIRM, APC, Bar #143200, 1220 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Tel: (805) 544-1500 Fax: (805) 5441532 Date: 2-8-2021 11:14 AM MICHAEL POWELL By: Matthew Zepeda, Deputy Clerk PUB: 04/01, 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 205 PUBLIC NOTICE T.S. No. 094121-CA APN: 025364-009 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 2/26/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 5/4/2021 at 11:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 3/2/2004 as Instrument No. 2004016008 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: DAVID HURST, AN UNMARRIED MAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE; IN THE BREEZEWAY ADJACENT TO THE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES BUILDING, 1087 SANTA ROSA STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1313 CROWN WAY, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, includ-

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ing fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is:  $374,144.13  If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse.  The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned or its predecessor caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property.  NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code.The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (844) 477-7869 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.STOXPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 094121-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: Effective January 1, 2021, you may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (855) 313-3319, or visit this internet website www. clearreconcorp.com, using the file number assigned to this case 094121-CA to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (844) 477-7869 CLEAR RECON CORP 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117 PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 213 NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS (Public Contract Code § 20112) Notice is hereby given that Atascadero Unified School District (hereinafter referred to as “Owner”) has issued a Request for Fee Proposal for Lease-Leaseback Construction Services (“RFP”) for the following project(s): Atascadero High School

Building B Demolition / Quad / Fire Alarm Project Owner will receive sealed proposals from prequalified contractors in response to the RFP no later than Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm on the clock designated by the Owner as the governing clock, at: Atascadero Unified School District Facilities Office 4355 Potrero Road, Atascadero, CA 93422 Copies of the RFP for these Projects may be obtained from the Facilities office or the Atascadero Unified School District website at https://sites.google. com/a/atasusd.org/bond/ home-1/construction-rfps. The RFP is issued in accordance with Education Code section 17406. The award of an agreement for Lease-Leaseback Construction Services will be determined on a best value basis as detailed in the RFP. This Project is subject to prequalification. If a contractor is not prequalified by the Owner, Owner will not accept the contractor’s proposal.  Any subcontractors the contractor lists for work requiring C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43, and C-46 licenses must have current pre-qualified status with the Owner. Public works projects shall be subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. A contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to submit a proposal or to be listed in a proposal subject to the requirements of Public Contract Code section 4104 unless currently registered and qualified under Labor Code section 1725.5 to perform public work as defined by Division 2, Part 7, Chapter 1 (§§1720 et seq.) of the Labor Code. A contractor or subcontractor shall not be qualified to enter into, or engage in the performance of, any contract of public work (as defined by Division 2, Part 7, Chapter 1 (§§1720 et seq.) of the Labor Code) unless currently registered and qualified under Labor Code section 1725.5 to perform public work. The Owner may require the successful contractor to achieve the minimum goal of 3% DVBE (Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises) established in the RFP or to provide acceptable evidence of good faith efforts to do so. Pursuant to the Contract Documents, the successful contractor will be required to furnish a Payment (Labor and Material) Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Total Sublease Amount, and a Faithful Performance Bond in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Total Sublease Amount, said bonds to be secured from Admitted Surety insurers (an insurance organization authorized by the Insurance Commissioner to transact business of insurance in the State of California during this calendar year). The surety insurers must, unless otherwise agreed to by Owner in writing, at the time of issuance of the bonds, have a rating not lower than “A-” as rated by A.M. Best Company, Inc. or other independent rating companies. Owner reserves the right to approve or reject the surety insurers selected by the successful contractor and to require the successful contractor to obtain bonds from surety insurers satisfactory to the Owner. The contractor will be required to furnish insurance as set forth in the Contract Documents. The successful contractor will be allowed to substitute securities or establish an escrow in lieu of retainage, pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 22300, and as described in the General Conditions. The Owner will not consider or accept any proposals from contractors who are not licensed to do business in the State of California, in accordance with the California Public Contract Code, providing for the licensing of contractors. In accordance with Section 3300 of said Code, the contractor shall have a Class “B” license and shall maintain that license in good standing through Project completion and all applicable warranty periods The Director of Industrial Relations of the State of California, in the manner provided by law, has ascertained the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and rate for legal holidays and overtime work. The Contractor must pay for any labor therein described or classified in an amount not less than the rates specified. Copies of the required rates are on file at the Owner’s Facilities Office and are available to any interested party on request. Advertise: 1st Publication Date April 08, 2021 2nd Publication Date April 15, 2021 By: Brant Lloyd Its: Director of Support Services PUB: 04/08, 04/15/2021 LEGAL CM 214 PUBLIC NOTICE T.S. No.: CA20-00110

Notice Of Unified Trustee's Sale Loan Number: Colony Square, LLC APN: 029-361-048 and 029-361-049 Property Address: 6917 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422 You Are In Default Under A Deed Of Trust, Assignment Of Leases And Rents And Security Agreement Dated 12/31/2015. Unless You Take Action To Protect Your Property, It May Be Sold At A Public Sale. If You Need An Explanation Of The Nature Of The Proceedings Against You, You Should Contact A Lawyer. On 05/04/2021, 11:00 AM, LRES Corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant that certain Deed Of Trust, Assignment Of Leases And Rents And Security Agreement dated 12/31/2015 (“Deed of Trust”) recorded on 12/31/2015, as Document No. 2015065691, of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo, California, executed by Cinema Square, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as trustor, to secure obligations in favor of Jeffries Loancore LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as beneficiary. Will Sell At Public Auction To The Highest Bidder For Cash (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by Cash, a Cashier's check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state).At: Breezeway adjacent to County General Services, 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California, describing the land therein: As more fully described on said Deed of Trust. A.P.N.: 029-361-048 and 029361-049 The property heretofore described is being sold "as is". The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6917 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422 Legal Description: Attached hereto as Exhibit A The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warrant, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest (including, without limitation, default interest) and late charges thereon, legal fees and other costs, fees, expenses and charges, and advances, and interest thereon, and the fees, charges and expenses of the undersigned trustee (“Trustee”) as provided in the note, loan agreement and other loan documents secured by the Deed of Trust, at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale reasonably estimated to be $9,478,070.74. The amount may be greater on the day of sale as accrued interest, costs and fees, and any additional advances, will increase the figure prior to sale. The current beneficiary under the Deed of Trust (“Beneficiary”) hereby elects to conduct a unified foreclosure sale pursuant to the provisions of California Commercial Code section 9604, et seq., and to include in the non judicial foreclosure of the real property interest described in the Deed of Trust as it may have been amended from time to time, and pursuant to any other instruments between the trustor and beneficiary referencing a security interest in personal property. Beneficiary reserves its right to evoke its election as to some or all of said personal property and/or fixtures, or to add additional personal property and/or fixtures to the election herein expressed, as Beneficiary's sole election, from time to time and at any time until the consummation of the Trustee's Sale to be conducted pursuant to the Deed of Trust and this Notice of Trustee's Sale. See the Deed of Trust, if applicable. The personal property which was given as security for trustor's obligation is described in Exhibit B attached hereto. No warranty is made that any or all of the personal property still exists or is available for the successful bidder and no warranty is made as to the condition of any of the personal property, which shall be sold "as is" "where is". The Beneficiary heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned, a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a Written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. Notice To Potential Bidders: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction.You will be bidding on a

lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. Notice To Property Owner: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code.The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (877) 440-4460 or visit this Internet Web sitewww.mkconsultantsinc.com, using the file number assigned to this case CA2000110. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. 3/24/2021 LRES Corporation /s/Tina Suihkonen, Senior Director Exhibit A Legal Description Parcel A: Lot 1 as shown on Tract Map 2733, in the City of Atascadero, County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, according to the map thereof recorded August 4, 2008, in Book 31, Pages 53 through 58 of Maps, San Luis Obispo County Records. Parcel B: A non-exclusive easement for private waterline, construction, use, maintenance and repair of private waterline improvements and purposes incidental thereto over, under, across and through that portion of Lot 4 of Tract 2733, in the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, as per map recorded in Book 31, Pages 53 through 58 of Maps; shown on said map as “15’ Private Waterline Easement for the benefit of Lots 1-9” on Tract 2733 and as set forth in that certain instrument entitled “Grant of Easements; Declaration of Easements; And Road Maintenance Agreement”, recorded August 4, 2008, as Document No. 2008039993 of Official Records. Parcel C: A non-exclusive easement for ingress, egress, roadway, pedestrian walkways, parking, drainage, landscaping, public and private utilities and purposes incidental thereto; over, under, across and through Lots 2, 5, and 8 of Tract 2733, in the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, as per map recorded in Book 31, Pages 53 through 58 of Maps, as set forth in that certain instrument entitled “Grant of Easements; Declaration of Easements; and Road Maintenance Agreement”, recorded August 4, 2008, as Document No. 2008039993 of Official Records. Exhibit “B” All property, rights, interests and estates whatsoever of Cinema Square, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Borrower”), previously owned, now owned or hereafter acquired by Borrower, to the full extent of Borrower’s right, title, and interest therein, including hereafter acquired rights, interests, and property, and all products and proceeds thereof and additions and accessions thereto from any or all of the following (collectively, the “Property”): (A) All buildings, structures, fixtures, additions, and other improvements (the “Improvements”) previously, now or hereafter erected or located upon or used in connection with the real property (the “Premises”) described on Exhibit “A” to the Notice of Unified Trustee’s Sale to which this Exhibit “B” is attached; (B) All easements, rights-of-way, strips and gores of land, streets, ways, alleys, passages, sewer rights, water, water courses, water rights and powers, air rights and development rights, rights to oil, gas, minerals, coal and other substances of any kind or character, and all estates, rights, titles, interests, privileges, liberties, tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances of any nature whatsoever, in any way belonging, relating or pertaining to the Premises and the Improvements; the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, and all land lying in the bed of any street, road, highway, alley or avenue, opened, vacated or proposed, in front of or adjoining the Premises, to the

center line thereof; and all the estates, rights, titles, interests, dower and rights of dower, curtesy and rights of curtesy, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever, both at law and in equity, of Borrower of, in and to the Premises and the Improvements and every part and parcel thereof, with the appurtenances thereto; (C) All machinery, furniture, furnishings, equipment, computer software and hardware, fixtures (including all heating, air conditioning, plumbing, lighting, communications and elevator fixtures), inventory, materials, supplies and other articles of personal property and accessions thereof, renewals and replacements thereof and substitutions therefor, and other property of every kind and nature, tangible or intangible, owned by Borrower, or in which Borrower has or shall have an interest, previously, now or hereafter located upon the Premises or the Improvements, or appurtenant thereto, and usable in connection with the past, present or future operation and occupancy of the Premises and the Improvements (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Equipment”), including any leases of, deposits in connection with, and proceeds of any sale or transfer of any of the foregoing, and the right, title and interest of Borrower in and to any of the Equipment that may be subject to any “security interest” as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code, as in effect in the State where the Trust Property is located (the “UCC”), superior in lien to the lien of the Deed of Trust (as defined below); (D) All awards or payments, including interest thereon, that may heretofore or hereafter be made with respect to the Premises or the Improvements, whether from the exercise of the right of eminent domain or condemnation (including any transfer made in lieu of or in anticipation of the exercise of such right), or for a change of grade, or for any other injury to the decrease in the value of the Premises or Improvements; (E) All leases, subleases and other agreements or arrangements heretofore or hereafter entered into affecting the use, enjoyment or occupancy of, or the conduct of any activity upon or in, the Premises or the Improvements, including any extensions, renewals, modifications or amendments thereof (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Leases”) and all rents, rent equivalents, moneys payable as damages (including payments by reason of the rejection of a Lease in a Bankruptcy Proceeding or in lieu of rent or rent equivalents), royalties (including all oil and gas or other mineral royalties and bonuses), income, fees, receivables, receipts, revenues, deposits (including security, utility and other deposits), accounts, cash, issues, profits, charges for services rendered, and other consideration of whatever form or nature received by or paid to or for the account of or benefit of Borrower or its agents or employees from any and all sources arising from or attributable to the Premises and the Improvements, including all receivables, customer obligations, installment payment obligations and other obligations previously existing, now existing or hereafter arising or created out of the sale, lease, sublease, license, concession or other grant of the right of the use and occupancy of the Premises or the Improvements, or rendering of services by Borrower or any of its agents or employees, and proceeds, if any, from business interruption or other loss of income insurance (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Rents”), together with all proceeds from the sale or other disposition of the Leases and the right to receive and apply the Rents to the payment of the debt secured by the Deed of Trust; (F) All proceeds of and any unearned premiums on any insurance policies covering the Property, including, without limitation, the right to receive and apply the proceeds of any insurance, judgments, or settlements made in lieu thereof, for damage to the Property; (G) The right, in the name and on behalf of Borrower, to appear in and defend any action or proceeding brought with respect to the Property and to commence any action or proceeding to protect the interest of Beneficiary in the Property; (H) All accounts, documents, instruments, chattel paper, claims, deposits and general intangibles, as the foregoing terms are defined in the UCC, and all franchises, trade names, trademarks, symbols, service marks, books, records, plans, specifications, designs, drawings, surveys, title insurance policies, permits, consents, licenses, management agreements, contract rights (including any contract with any architect or engineer or with any other provider of goods or services for or in connection with any construction, repair or other work upon the Property), approvals, actions, refunds of real estate taxes and assessments (and any other

governmental impositions related to the Property); (I) All proceeds, products, offspring, rents and profits from any of the foregoing, including those from sale, exchange, transfer, collection, loss, damage, disposition, substitution or replacement of any of the foregoing; and (J) Any and all other rights of Borrower in and to the items set forth in Subsections (A) through (I) above. All capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed to them in that certain Deed of Trust, Assignment of Leases and Rents and Security dated December 31, 2015, executed by Borrower, as trustor, in favor of Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, to Jefferies Loancore LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, as beneficiary (as may have been amended, the “Deed of Trust”). Nothing in this document shall be used to construe any of the items listed above to be personal property, as opposed to real property, if such items are otherwise classified as, or deemed to be, real property. In addition, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the items set forth above shall not be deemed to include any reserves, escrows or accounts held by Wilmington Trust, National Association, as Trustee, for the benefit of the holders of COMM 2016-DC2 Mortgage Trust Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2016-DC2 (“Noteholder”) or any party or servicer on such Noteholder’s behalf. PUB: 04/08, 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 219 NOTICE OF SALE In accordance with the provisions of the California Self-Service Storage Facility Act, for the purpose of satisfying the lien of the undersigned for charges incurred for storage of the property described below, together with costs of advertising and expenses of sale, and due notice having been given to the occupants and the time specified in such notice for payment having expired; notice is hereby given that such property will be sold via online auction at www.SelfStorageAuction.com. Bidding will begin at 8:00am on 04/09/2021 and auction bidding will close at12:00pm on 04/24/2021, at which time the auction will be completed and the high bidder will be determined. The property will be available for pickup where said property has been stored and which is located at El Camino Self Storage 1740 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422 Unit 4 Wright Plastic Bins, Honda Motorcycle, various automotive equipment, rims, rolling toolbox, engine, generator Unit 175 Williams Can’t Open Unit Unit 187 Stanko Headboard, footboard, armoire, bicycle frame ALL PURCHASED PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD “AS-IS”. THE UNDERSIGNED RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BID ON THE PROPERTY. SALE IS SUBJECT TO PRIOR CANCELLATION IN THE EVENT OF SETTLEMENT BETWEEN THE LANDLORD AND THE OBLIGATED PARTY. TELEPHONE (805) 466-1444 DATED: 04-05-2021) EL CAMINO SELF STORAGE, LTD. PUB: 04/15, 04/22/2021 LEGAL CM 222 PUBLIC NOTICE T.S. No. 094440-CA APN: 015191-073 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/23/2016. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 5/25/2021 at 11:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 12/30/2016 as Instrument No. 2016069084 of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: MARION J DAVIS, SURVIVING JOINT TENANT WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE; IN THE BREEZEWAY ADJACENT TO THE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES BUILDING, 1087 SANTA ROSA STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 6670

WINDY WAY, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein.  Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is:  $496,824.97  If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder's sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned or its predecessor caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder's office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property.  NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (844) 477-7869 or visit this Internet Web site WWW. STOXPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 094440-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: Effective January 1, 2021, you may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (855) 313-3319, or visit this internet website www.clearreconcorp.com, using the file number assigned to this case 094440-CA to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (844) 477-7869 CLEAR RECON CORP 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117 PUB: 04/15, 04/22, 04/29/2021 LEGAL CM 233


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WORSHIP DIRECTORY ATASCADERO BIBLE CHURCH Atas. Mall & Fwy. 101 (6225 Atas. Mall); Sunday Worship 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m.& 11 a.m.*; *kids programming available at these services; Rejoice Service 5:30 pm; Middle School ministries – Tuesdays 6:30 High School ministries– Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; Celebrate Recovery, Thursdays 7p.m.; Pastor Tom Ferrell, 466-2051; abcchurch.org. ATASCADERO GOSPEL CHAPEL 8205 Curbaril Ave. (corner of Curbaril & Atascadero Ave.): Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Ted Mort, Pastor. 805-466-0175. atascaderogospelchapel.org AWAKENING WAYS SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY A New Thought Spiritual Community! Living the Consciously Awakened Life. Dr. Terry and Dr. Frank zumMallen; For information about Sunday gatherings, classes and workshops, go to: awakeningways.org or call 805 460-0762 GRACE CENTRAL COAST NORTH COUNTY CAMPUS 9325 El Bordo Avenue; Sunday Services at 9:30 and 11 a.m.; 805-543-2358; gracecentralcoast.org; Helping people find and follow Jesus. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 238 17th St. Paso Robles; Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m.; Our Wednesday Testimony; Meeting is the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.; Reading room-same location after services & by apportionment. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 9925 Morro Road, Atascadero; “The Church on the Hill”; An independent church committed to the teaching of God’s Word.; Sunday School – 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship – 11 a.m.; Evening Bible Study – 6 p.m.; Wed Prayer – 7 p.m.; Nursery care provided.; Pastor Ken Butler, Jr.; (805) 461-9197. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 535 Creston Rd., 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 Facebook Live at 10 am during Covid19 restrictions. 10 am Outdoor Modern Worship Service and music, weather & Covid19 restrictions permitting. Masks and social distancing required. Regular schedule: When Covid restrictions are lifted. 8 a.m. Traditional Liturgical Service; 9:05 a.m. Education and Sunday School; 10 a.m. Modern Worship Service with staffed nursery care provided; Holy Communion on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; Pastor Russ Gordan, Interim Pastor; 8005 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero; 805-461-0340; ourhopelutheran.org. LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER-LCMS 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero; 466-9350; Morning Bible class at 9 a.m. Sunday; Coffee and Sunday Worship with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Sunday; Thursday morning Bible class 10 a.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship; Developmentally disabled Bible class 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings; redeemeratascadero.org; redeemeratascadero@gmail.com; Pastor Wayne Riddering. PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC We honor ancient scriptures, responding to God’s contemporary call to be just and kind.; Join us for Worship Sunday, 10 a.m.; Church School Sunday, 10:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship 11 a.m.; Men’s Bible Study, Wednesday, 8 a.m.; Women’s Bible Study, Friday, 10 a.m.; Youth Group; 1301 Oak St., Paso Robles; 805-238-3321 ST. ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH 820 Creston Rd., Paso Robles; (805) 238-2218- Parish Office open Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; website: www.saintrosechurch.org; Mass times;; Daily Mass- Mon-Fri 7 a.m., Sat 8 a.m.; Spanish Mass- Tues 7 p.m.; Sunday Mass times:; Saturday, 5 p.m. Vigil Mass; Sunday, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 5 p.m.; Spanish Mass- 12:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 940 Creston Road; Has Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m; For more information, call the church at (805) 238-3702. Ext. 206. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF ATASCADERO 11605 El Camino Real, Atascadero; Sunday Service Time: 10 a.m.; Nurs-ery Care Provided:; 9:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.; Mid-week student ministry; PreK-12th grade Sept-April, Weds, 4 p.m.; 805-466-2566; Pastor Steve Poteete-Marshall; atascaderoumc.org. ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 513 Palma Ave., Atascadero; Sunday services: Holy Eucharist — 9 a.m., Taize — 8 p.m.; the Rev. W. Merritt Greenwood, interim director; the Rev. James Arnold, Deacon; the Rev. Jacqueline Sebro, Deacon; office 805-466-0379, fax 805-466-6399; website stlukesatascadero. org; email office@stlukesatascadero.org.

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just received The Bulletin from the Atascadero Historical Society (AHS), and it seems that despite all the COVID restrictions during 2020, the Society was able to continue to get things done. It’s remarkable what a team of volunteers accomplished. The team included John Seliskar, Bud Tanner, Larry Price, Jared Price, Tom Lewis, and Jim Wilkins, and they made significant progress at the Colony Heritage Center (CHC). The Cabin now has a new concrete floor and new electrical service. There’s a new roof on the Archival house, thanks to Joshua Alldredge, manager of ABC Building Supply, Inc., and his team for the donation of the roofing materials needed. Thanks also to Bobby Williamson and Stephan of RAW Roofing, who volunteered their time and tools to install the new roof. Work on the Memory Walk, which will wind its way around the Center’s site, has been started. The first section of the walk, starting close to the Atascadero Library, was dug out and back-filled with rocks and DG.

Mackay Award for excellent service to the Society. Some of us were recently talking about eating salmon patties when we were growing up. Our mother’s prepared them and served them with a white sauce. After our conversation, I found the following recipe. What goes around comes around again and again. This version of the “patty” does sound delicious.

drained • 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise • 2 tsp refrigerated prepared horseradish • 4 tsp canola oil • Lemon wedges, for serving Directions: 1. Combine shrimp, butter, eggs, scallions, lemon zest, 3⁄4 cup of the panko, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, 1-1⁄2 teaspoons of the salt, and 1⁄2 teaspoon of the paprika in a bowl. Shape into 8 (3-inch) cakes. Sprinkle remaining 3⁄4 cup panko on a large plate; gently transfer cakes to plate, pressing both sides in panko. Place cakes on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cover; chill 15 minutes. 2. Combine mayonnaise, horseradish, 1⁄2 teaspoon of the salt, and remaining 1⁄2 tablespoon lemon juice and 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika. Set aside. Shrimp Cakes with Smoky 3. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil Horseradish Sauce in a large nonstick skillet over Ingredients: medium. Cook 4 cakes 4 to 5 • 1 lb large peeled, deveined minutes per side. Transfer to a raw shrimp, cut into 1⁄2-inch plate lined with paper towels; pieces sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon of • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, the salt. Wipe the skillet; repeat melted with remaining 2 tablespoons • 2 large eggs, beaten oil, 4 cakes, and 1/8 teaspoon • 2 minced scallions (about salt. Top with sliced scallions 1/3 cup) plus more, sliced for and sauce. Serve with lemon garnish wedges. • 1⁄2 tsp lemon zest, plus 1-1⁄2 Enjoy the weekend. tbsp fresh juice, divided Cheers! • 1-1⁄2 cups panko breadBarbie Butz is an independent crumbs, divided columnist for The Atascadero News • 2-1⁄4 tsp kosher salt, divided and Paso Robles Press; you can email • 3⁄4 tsp smoked paprika, her at barbiewb@hotmail.com.

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body, including half my nose and one nasty melanoma on my back. But this branding day was particularly hot, so I was stripped down to my tee-shirt, thus exposing my untanned arms. I can honestly say lee pitts that at one time, I had good-lookCOLUMNIST ing guns. In fact, my arms were 've presided over a riot only one of the few things my wife once in my life. It was years first liked about me. In college, I ago at our annual branding, could snatch and jerk 100 pounds which would eventually turn into over my head with one arm fully an all-out war. extended. I'd be lucky to do 10 I always went out of my way to pounds these days. not only invite all the neighboring The ex-dairyman took one ranchers but to invite some town look at my white, skinny extenfolks too who always enjoyed the sions and said, "You call those proceedings, not to mention the arms? What are you, some kind free steak dinner. One year some of sissy? These are arms," he said friends called to ask if they could as he rolled up his shirt sleeves, bring along an extra couple who exposing two giant forearms and had unexpectedly encamped at biceps and triceps the size of their house for an extended stay. I bowling balls that he could make said, "Sure, the more, the merrier." dance like Mexican jumping More untruthful words have beans. never been uttered. When I introduced the The female of the couple was ex-dairyman to the big burly really sweet and did yeoman's rancher I trusted to do the work in the kitchen, whereas the castrating that day, the highest male was easily the most obnoxhonor that can be bestowed in ious human I've ever met. First, the branding pen, the ex-dairylet me explain that I wear longman shook his hand and immesleeve shirts practically all the diately started cracking down time now because I've had several like a pair of Vice Grips®. He skin cancers carved out of my squeezed until he saw tears

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coming out of my friend's eyes, and keep in mind that my friend is over six feet tall and weighs 285 pounds, nearly all of it muscle. "You call that a handshake, you milquetoast pansy," said the old dairyman who stood about 5' 5'', wore a snap-brim hat, and had hands the size of a catcher's mitt. They looked more like an old gnarled tree root dug out of the ground by a D9, with protruding veins and short nails that were corrugated and cracked. I was worried that my friend's hand was so permanently destroyed he wouldn't be able to hold the castrating knife. In just one morning, the ex-dairyman had insulted every male in attendance over the age of twelve. I assigned the 70-yearold freak of nature to the ground crew that day, hoping that the big calves would eat his lunch. But it was not to be. He grabbed the biggest calf, a 350 lb. mini-monster, and flipped it like it was a 50-pound sack of feed! I had to admit that the ex-dairyman was a real body of work. Unbeknownst to me, of course, my friends developed a plot to

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The first Memory Gate will be installed and will serve as an entrance to the Archival House from the parking lot. The walk will eventually be completed with a paving of bricks, both plain and engraved, providing a solid surface to walk on. There will be other gates, all made from the trees that stood in front of the Atascadero City Hall. Like so many nonprofit organizations, it’s been about 18 months since AHS has held a fundraising event. As part of the process of re-organizing the Colony Museum, several items were identified that have no connection with Atascadero’s local history. The board of directors of the Society has decided to offer the items for sale at an estate/ yard sale event to be held later this spring. There are other items that have been donated by members, and they will also be available. If you would like to donate items for the sale, contact the organization at atascaderocolonymuseum@ gmail.com. Or call Jim Wilkins, AHS president, at 805-5509807. I will share more details regarding the sale once a date is set and some COVID restrictions are removed. Congratulations to Brenda Nicovich, six-year board member of AHS, who was honored with the 2021 Marj

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n the spiritual path of becoming more of who we are, which is becoming more ourselves, we experience many transformations. Even if you’re not on a spiritual path, you have transformed many times and will do so many more to come. Some kick and scream along their path to transformation, deny the need for things to change, resist transformation when faced with it, and continue along the path of denial even as the shift occurs! Something new has already emerged, yet they cling to the old way and refuse to let go. In the letting go,

infinite possibility and unlimited potentiality are revealed. Human life is currently transient, meaning that our bodies are all passing by like clouds in the sky. I believe our souls go on for all eternity. The body, however, can only go on for a finite amount of time. When the body can no longer house the soul, the soul leaves it, returning to the light. When it’s time, the soul comes into form again, to wherever it’s uniquely called. Since we humans are continually becoming more of ourselves, change is inevitable. Rather than resist change, let’s embrace it, welcome it with enthusiasm and curiosity. Individuals often fear change because one must let go of what’s known and familiar or comfortable to leap into the unknown with faith. It’s not the change that is disturbing; it’s the fear of the unknown and the

identification with that fear that keeps them stuck. We forget that the unknown is the Great Mystery, The Thing Itself, Spirit, Divine. Let’s lean into Spirit with calm assurance and allow It to lead the way. As you lean into it, you let go of your identification with fear and embrace unlimited possibility and infinite potentiality. What comes with the fear of the unknown are mindsets like what if it doesn’t work out, what if it all goes wrong, I can’t see how it will work, and I can’t do it. Ultimately this is a lack of trust in the God of your understanding. I say get a bigger God, please. Then watch the good pour forth into your life with great magnitude, and blessings abound. On Geneva lake in Switzerland, there are more than seventy different types of wind. When there is very little wind, the sail-

give the guy his comeuppance. They waited until the last calf, probably because they didn't want to do without his hard labor, before going into action. My friend who'd been doing the castrating all day handed me the knife and mounted up, limbered up his throwing arm to see if the nerve damage in his hand would impede his throw, and proceeded to rope the ex-dairyman around the waist. When he yelled, "Stretch him," every male over the age of twelve charged and put the old guy face down in the dirt. It looked like a rugby scrum in manure. After exposing one cheek (not on the face), my friend called for a hot iron. They were going to teach this obnoxious little brute a lesson. Looking back now, I don't know why I stepped in and put an end to their retribution. I had no doubt they'd have gone through with it, and I would have enjoyed watching, but I didn't want this obnoxious SOB carrying my brand. Lee Pitts is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email him at leepitts@leepittsbooks.com.

ors scan the still water, searching for ripples. When located, the skipper changes direction and heads to the disturbance in the water. The sails fill up, and the boat receives the power needed to sail ahead. Those who are successful in locating the water movement reach their destination and complete the race. They have embraced the changing winds. Imagine if you were to approach changes in your life with this same desire and determination. Let’s be like those sailors and embrace the changing winds upon us. Lean into the God of your understanding for the comfort, strength, and courage to proceed. What if it’s easy? And so it is.

Rev. Elizabeth Rowley is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at revelizabeth@cccsl.org.


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n aspect of human trafficking that is often overlooked, however, is just as heinous a crime as any other is labor trafficking. Labor trafficking is often hidden and is very difficult to detect due to the extremely covert nature of what takes place, in many instances behind closed doors. Labor trafficking often is not seen and, at times, even ignored, but make no mistake, is evil and is truly another form of modern-day slavery. Labor trafficking is the “recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purposes of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” Labor trafficking comes in many forms, but the most common are involuntary servitude or forced labor and “bonded” labor. In terms of defining the pertinent terms in the legal description of labor trafficking, it is important to understand the following related terminology. Involuntary servitude (forced labor): in short, this is when a person is forced to participate in work against their will and choosing. This is accomplished by some sort of a plan or scheme that causes someone to believe that if they did not cooperate, they would be subjected to serious harm or threats of having legal process used against them. This could include threats of violence and/or physical harm toward the victim or their loved ones, threat of deportation if legal residency is an issue or threats of arrest for perceived illegal activity. In general, victims being subjected to forced labor experience a complete deprivation of liberty and freedom and have no choice in the matter. Debt Bondage (bonded labor): also known as debt slavery, is when a person promises services in exchange for the repayment of some sort of debt or financial obligation. In most cases, the terms of what the debt is, or what needs to be repaid are not reasonably or clearly delineated. As a result, the terms of repayment are not clear or well defined, causing the term of debt bondage to be unknown and, at times, indefinite. In most cases, the debt is often far greater than what can be repaid, and as a result, the victim ultimately has no hope of ever repaying the debt and becoming free of the trafficker.

It is always better to report something that proves to be a non-issue rather than ignore it and possibly overlook a trafficking situation. As the saying goes – ‘see something, say something.’ It could save a life.

Recommended Resources: International Labour Organization www.ilo.org Department of Homeland Security – Blue Campaign www.dhs.gov

All human trafficking investigations are difficult due to the complicated nature of the people involved and their situations they are found in. Victims of labor trafficking very often do not view themselves as a victim, sometimes they see their current situation as better than any alternatives, or perhaps fear the repercussions if they to report the fact that they are being trafficked. The most common types of labor trafficking that are seen domestically include domestic servitude, forced farm labor, forced work without proper compensation in industries such as mining, construction, or factory work. Other common forms of labor trafficking can include work in nail salons, illicit massage establishments, mobile magazine sales crews, or organized begging. This is not to say that every massage parlor, construction job site, or produce field has trafficked victims working for them, but in general, these occupations have been known to be areas that are ripe for exploitation. Locally, the agriculture industry is well regulated and has proven to not be an area of law enforcement concern. There are some areas that have the potential for crossover between the sex trafficking and labor trafficking subcultures. In the instance of illicit massage parlors, there could be a cross-over where proper wages are not paid, and living and working conditions are generally inhumane. Couple that with illegal sexual services being provided, and that makes for an instance where both sex and labor trafficking may be taking place. Generally speaking, it is one or the other, but the potential for both does exist. It has been stated that only four percent of law enforcement investigators have even investigated a labor trafficking case. That statistic goes to prove the difficulty law enforcement faces in identifying, uncovering, and thoroughly investigating instances of labor trafficking. In San Luis Obispo County, there have been reports made to local law enforcement about reported instances of labor trafficking, but by and large, those instances have been deemed unfounded, or law enforcement authorities have been unable to formulate an opinion as to whether a crime has taken place. This lends credence to the fact that labor trafficking crimes, while heinous and evil, are difficult to detect and investigate. The most well-known local case of labor trafficking of note occurred in 2010 in Paso Robles when Maximino and Melinda Morales were charged and eventually sentenced to federal prison for their participation in a human smuggling and trafficking scheme. The Morales’ smuggled immigrants from the Philippines after luring them to the central coast with false promises of working as live-in caregivers. The Morales’ operated multiple elder care facilities and forced the immigrants to work in inhumane conditions, sometimes sleeping in closets or unheated garages, often working up to 24 hours at a time, and without appropriate compensation. This illegal behavior went on for an extended period of time, and if not for an attentive citizen who alerted law enforcement authorities to the situation, the victimization

could have continued for quite some time. There are some general signs that may be potential indicators of labor trafficking. It should be noted that potential signs or indicators are just that – potential indicators. All situations should be looked at and assessed given the totality of the circumstances. Some of the more commons indicators of labor trafficking are: Trafficker is holding legal documents – oftentimes, a trafficker will confiscate and retain travel visas, passports, personal documents, or other identification so that a victim does not have access to or possession of their identifying information. This can ensure that a victim does not or is not able to leave their trafficker. Trafficker appears to constantly monitor victim – oftentimes, a victim will be constantly monitored by the trafficker. Victims will often appear to have “scripted” or rehearsed speech or answers to questions, will be supervised when interacting with others, and will have next to no “alone” time or an ability to communicate with others on their own. A victim will often appear excessively submissive or fearful as a result of the way they are treated and due to the constant scrutiny, they are under. Trafficker threatens victim – oftentimes, the trafficker will threaten a victim with physical harm. Sometimes that threat will be followed up with physical assault. Other threats to the victim can include threat to call law enforcement or immigration authorities or threats of reputational harm, meaning the victim can be slandered either locally or in their hometowns or home country. Victim lives with “employer” or resides in the business they work at – often times a victim will be subjected to poor living conditions. There may be multiple people living in a cramped space, or the victim may be forced to live in substandard conditions where even their basic needs not met. A victim residing in the business they are forced to work in is a significant indicator of human trafficking. Trafficker does not adequately compensate victim for their work – the threshold for this indicator goes beyond what would be classified as a simple wage dispute. This indicator involves the trafficker forcing the victim to work for less than minimum wage, with little to no actual compensation, and in conditions that are either inhumane or excessive in duration, which amount to a deprivation of liberty. Labor trafficking, although not commonly seen and often hidden in plain sight, is a very real threat locally as well as globally. Although uncommon from an investigative and law enforcement perspective, it is still imperative for us to be aware of what the signs may be. At the end of the day, it is incumbent upon us to know the signs, and if something does not seem right, contact the proper authorities. It is always better to report something that proves to be a non-issue rather than ignore it and possibly overlook a trafficking situation. As the saying goes – “see something, say something.” It could save a life.

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season opener was against alumni, and they lost 9-0), and the Bearcats won a close game 13-0. The two teams played again in the season’s final game, and Paso Robles ran away with it winning 71-0. For those wondering just how long ago 1924 was, a little-known box displaying moving pictures called a television was invented in 1925. Paso Robles’ other opponents in the 1924 season were King City (Bearcats fell 13-0), Taft (Bearcats lost 42-14) and San Luis Obispo (Bearcats won 20-6). Friday night will be not only a historic matchup but also an important one as both teams are battling for the top spot among the North County Football teams and lifelong bragging rights. Paso Robles enters the game with a 2-2 record, having only played Mountain League games this season. Templeton, who is hosting the game Friday, enters with a record of 3-1 but are only 1-1 in the league and are looking to bounce back after a lopsided loss to St. Joseph last week. Both Templeton and Paso Robles have defeated the Arroyo Grande Eagles this season, and both have been beaten handily by the St. Joseph Knights. Templeton quarterback Tyler Kaschewski and the Templeton offense had been unstoppable the last two years until being shut out last Friday. This season, the senior quarterback is averaging 179 rushing yards per game, with his best game coming against Arroyo Grande when he ran for 372 yards and five touchdowns. In that game, Kaschewski had touchdown runs of 84-yards and 92-yards. While the Bearcats will unquestionably be worried about keeping Kaschewski in front of them, they will also have to keep an eye on senior running back Josh Berna. He already has 448 yards and seven touchdowns on the season. Templeton’s offense can strike from anywhere at any time, and if Paso Robles wants to keep it close, they will need to limit the Eagles explosive plays. Last week, the Eagles suffered some injuries to some of their core seniors, which played a significant role in the game getting out of hand. The Eagles have a handful of starters that play both on offense and defense. Should they be back out there on Friday, the Bearcats defense will have their work cut out for them. While Templeton scores in a blink of an eye, the Bearcats work the ball more methodically down the field, utilizing a mixture of classic football plays and formations that might have even been called in 1924. Paso Robles’ running game is built on misdirection and power -- as opposed to the Eagles’ speed-- running behind big backs Leo Kemp and Jake Morones. Kemp, a sophomore, was given his first chance to carry the ball this year after a lifetime of his fingers in the dirt playing youth and runs like each carry could be his last. This season Kemp has run for 342 yards and four touchdowns, while his running mate, Morones, currently has 211 yards and two touchdowns. Both of Paso Robles’ wins this season came in hard-fought, close games that came down to the bitter end. Should Friday’s game remain close, the experience in late games could help the Bearcats as Templeton has yet to play a game that remained close throughout all four quarters. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. View it on the Voice of Paso Livestream or listened to on KPRL.

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support per client from $5,000 to $20,000, met in large from CARES Act funding. The next item was approval of the consent agenda, which contained the City Council Draft Action Minutes – Mar. 23 and Mar. 24, Weed/Refuse Abatement Program, Property Acquisition for Santa Lucia Road Bridge Replacement Project, Annexation of the 10850 El Camino Real Subdivision into Community Facilities District 2005-1, Annexation No. 23 (10850 El Camino Real: Tract 3099) and El Camino Real Downtown Infrastructure Enhancement Plan. The consent agenda was approved 5-0. The full agenda can be viewed on the City’s website atascadero.org.

seen with Paul Flores, who at the time was a 19-year-old male Cal Poly freshman who walked home from a party with her. Parkinson stated that Smart was not reported missing to the Cal Poly Police Department until May 28, 1996. Parkinson then went through a timeline of the investigation. After Smart was reported missing, the Cal Poly Police handled the initial investigation into Smart’s disappearance with the assistance of investigators from the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. On Jun. 26, 1996, almost a month later, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff ’s Office assumed the lead investigative role in the case, and it has remained an active investigation ever since. On Jan. 3, 2011, Parkinson was sworn in as Sheriff and intensified efforts to find Smart and hold the person responsible for her disappearance accountable. In late 2016, the Sheriff ’s Office discovered additional evidence that confirmed Paul Flores was indeed a suspect in Kristin Smart’s disappearance. In 2019, Sheriff ’s Detectives interviewed a witness in the case that was not previously known. With the discovery of new evidence and a new witness, Sheriff ’s Detectives secured a court order authorizing the interception and monitoring of Paul Flores’ cell phone and text message communications. Parkinson explained, “in 2019, we interviewed several witnesses that had not previously been interviewed...I will say that some of that information came to light through the podcast [‘Your Own Backyard,’ Christopher Lambert] that many of you are familiar with that was produced and eventually lead to interviewing that witness.” In February of 2020, Sheriff ’s Detectives served search warrants at the home of Paul Flores and his sister, mother, and father. Physical evidence recovered during these searches led to the service of an additional search warrant at Flores’ residence in April of 2020. In March of 2021, Detectives served a search warrant at the Arroyo Grande home of Ruben Flores, the father of Paul Flores,

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From the boys and girls club website: “Tom had planned not only to support the property purchase but also to be heavily involved in the construction of a new Club to serve the community’s most vulnerable youth. After his passing, the organization’s leadership chose to name the proposed Club site in Tom’s memory. We now seek public support for the vision Tom created. “Your gift enables Boys & Girls Clubs of the Central Coast to continue the support Tom consistently advocated for in addressing the needs of hundreds of

Rachelle Rickard, City Manager, gave the city update, which covered the upcoming finance committee meetings to discuss the city budget. These meetings will be held each Thursday starting from Apr. 22 to the end of May at 3 p.m. and are open to the public. Agenda and access to the meetings will be posted to the city website as they become available. Traffic way construction starts Apr. 14 and includes safety improvements to the sidewalks, curb ramps, and portions of the roadway. Traffic is to be expected, and taking alternate routes may be advisable. Brew at the Zoo is taking place on Apr. 24, and this is the last week to purchase tickets. This event will showcase beers, ciders, meads, seltzers, and more and be

where additional evidence related to the murder of Kristin Smart was discovered at the site. Parkinson stated that the search warrant that was served at Ruben Flores’s home earlier in the day most likely will continue through Wednesday. The Sheriff did explain that he is not able to discuss the details of what was located at the Flores home; however, he could say that Kristin Smart’s body has not been found. During the Apr. 13 search of Ruben Flores’s home, forensic crews were seen digging and sifting through a portion of the backyard under a blue pop-up tent, similar to where they dug during the search in March. Throughout the day of the search, the press, neighbors, and other SLO County residents came to watch and speculate what investigators and forensics were looking for or have already found. During the press conference, the Sheriff could not confirm if Smart’s remains are at a previously searched location. Paul Flores, over the years, has remained a “person of interest” in the case and then in March was named the prime suspect in her disappearance. Flores was arrested on Apr. 13 and taken into custody in San Pedro for the murder of Kristin Smart. Additionally, his father, Ruben Flores, was arrested in Arroyo Grande the same day as an accessory to murder. “I am extremely proud of all the dedicated investigators who worked tirelessly over the years to solve this case,” Sheriff Parkinson said. “It’s taken many years to get to this point, but as I’ve always said, it’s not what you believe; it’s what you can prove. And we can finally say we have done

that today.” The Sheriff ’s Office would like to thank the agencies which have assisted with this investigation, including the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Office, Kings County Washington Sheriff ’s Office, Clackamas County Oregon Sheriff ’s Office, FBI Los Angeles, and Santa Maria Field Offices, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff ’s Office Detective Division, San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Central Coast Cyber Forensic Lab, DOJ Goleta Lab, Natural Investigations Company, Serological Institute Richmond. “After 24 years, we have finally brought justice for Kristin,” Sheriff Parkinson said. “And hopefully some closure for the Smart family and peace to our community.” Following the conference on behalf of the Smart Family, spokesperson John Segale released the following statement: The following statement was written by the family. It is long; it is passionate, and, after 25 years, every word was chosen because it has meaning and purpose. “For over twenty-four years, we have waited for this bittersweet day. It is impossible to put into words what this day means for our family; we pray it is the first step to bringing our daughter home. While Kristin’s loving spirit will always live in our hearts, our life without her hugs laughs, and smiles is a heartache that never abates. The knowledge that a father and son, despite our desperate pleas for help, could have withheld this horrible secret for nearly 25 years, denying us the chance to lay our daughter to rest, is an unrelenting and unforgiving pain. We now put our faith in the justice system and move forward, comforted in the knowledge that Kristin has been held in the hearts of so many and that she has not been forgotten. We honor Kristin today and those who worked with unparalleled tenacity and dedication to bring us to this day. Without Kristin in our life, there will never be justice, but we will pray for peace. Unfortunately, the indifference and lack of resolve we experienced early onset the course for many years. However, when Sheriff Parkinson took office in 2011, he made a promise that Kristin’s disappearance would be one of his top priorities. We are here today because he has remained true

to his word. We have kept the faith, never given up, and fully placed our trust and support with him and his team. The task he and his team accepted was unprecedented in volume and scope, yet they met every setback and challenge with resolve and an unequaled commitment to Kristin and our family. Our gratitude to Sheriff Parkinson and his department for their professionalism, compassion, and perseverance is without measure. We are forever grateful for Detective Clint Cole, who joined ‘Team Kristin’ in 2017 and brought new oxygen to Team Kristin, and kept our hopes alive. We would not be here today without his professionalism, perseverance, and dedication. His heart and commitment are without equal. We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the exceptional skills, indefatigable work, and unselfish dedication of Christopher Lambert, who produced ‘Your Own Backyard Podcast.’ Chris, along with four incredible angels (C, J, J, and J), balanced Kristin on their shoulders while lightening our burden and held our hearts and hopes with fierce resolve and commitment. There simply are ‘no words’! We also wish to extend our deepest gratitude for all those on the SLOSO team, including Commander Nate Paul, Detective Cole, and their incredible and dedicated support staff. To each law enforcement agency that assisted the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff ’s Department with their extraordinary efforts, our gratitude is immeasurable. Each gave 110 percent to ensure that this day would come. We are pleased that Kristin’s case has now moved to the district attorney’s office, where we know we will be in good hands, and look forward to the day when there will be ‘justice’ for Kristin. To HEAL, we must REMEMBER not only Kristin but also every heart that carried Kristin and our family in theirs! Kristin’s story is ultimately one of unwavering commitment, resilience, and immense gratitude.” The Smart Family The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow held a press conference on Wednesday, Apr. 14, to discuss Paul and Ruben Flores’ arrest and referral. See “Paul Flores Charged for the Murder of Kristin Smart After Nearly 25 Years” on A5 for details.

children and teens that simply cannot afford the opportunity to learn life lessons and leadership skills. Please take comfort in knowing that Tom’s memory will be celebrated by delivering our mission to the children and teens of the Paso Robles community he loved.” The Maas Family Kathleen, Dan, and Tammy Other major sponsors for the new facility include Sandy Viborg, Jay, and Ann Brown, Dan Maas and Tammy Roberts, Dale and Dennis Gomer, Berna Dallons, Wayne Hughes, Jr. Foundation, Odyssey Trust, Noreen Martin, and Dr. Chris Hulburd, George and Gail Freitas, Mike and Linda Cordero, Nadine Sulli-

van, Bob Beaulieu, and Linda Mosure, Randy and Lorna Peterson. Viborg Sand and Gravel, Gabriel Architect, and Chamblin/Landes CG are some companies that donated some goods and services. Club member Lainy C. spoke on how the club has affected her life. The new facility will be home to an outdoor basketball court, multi-purpose room, commercial kitchen, stem lab, and computer lab. The club offers homework tutoring and other programs that will pique youth’s interest. Michael Boyer, CEO of BGCMCC, said, “I have to say many people, including Tom and Jean and others, really

came together to choose this ground we’re standing on today. Our vision as an organization includes a commitment to serving all of the communities that we’re in and to making sure that all of the teenagers and youth have the services and programs that the Boys and Girls Club can offer. This new facility will give them a state-of-the-art facility. It will be a safe place to be welcomed and respected. They’ll come here and learn life skills. They’ll come here and have the capability of having a great future. They’ll be able to choose what they see as next here at our Boys and Girls Club.” The new club facility is expected to complete construction in early 2022.

Kristin Smart freshman at Cal Poly went missing in May 1996. Contributed photo

a virtual event. Tickets are $65 for a 14 pack that will be mailed to your door, and 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the Charles Paddock Zoo. The Atascadero Rock Snake still has the potential for the world record. The snake currently stands at about 1300 linear feet, and the City is encouraging everyone to go add a rock to the project. Moving on to Management Reports, the Council heard about the Del Rio / El Camino Real Plan Line, which includes readjusting Ramona road so that the queue capacity for cars is sufficient to handle the increase in traffic without blocking other roads. Hearing from public comment on the project, some residents were concerned about the impact a roundabout would have, to which

Mayor Moreno stated, “to be clear, we are not approving a roundabout tonight; that’s something we would discuss [with future projects].” At which time there would be a proper notice to residents, as well as input from the fire chief. The recommendation for Council to adopt Draft Resolution approving the Del Rio Road / El Camino Real Plan Line in the vicinity of the US 101 interchange was approved 5-0. The Management Report on the General Plan and Housing Element Progress Report was kept short by Community Development Director Phil Dunsmore. The statistics on building permits show that 2019 had a surge due to building codes changing on Jan. 1, 2020, but that 2020 still shows above-average numbers, especially

considering the pandemic. The Management Report on the City of Atascadero Marketing highlighted the 2020 year and the many adjustments that had to be made in light of the COVID pandemic. The City shifted from many of the scheduled events to virtual events and many promotions to support local businesses as they navigated the distancing rules. Looking forward to 2021-2022, the City is hopeful of resuming many of the traditional in-person events, as well as add some new events such as a haunted tour of historic Atascadero City Hall. At this time, Dancing in the Streets will not occur in 2021 as distancing that event is not feasible. The Management Report on the Council Norms and Procedures addressed some verbiage in the document that needed clarifying.

The current phrase, “Any Council Member, may place an item on the agenda under Individual Determination,” was suggested to be replaced with “Under individual determination, any Council Member may request to place an item on a future agenda.” After discussion among the Council, it was determined that staff would take the comments and work on new wording to bring back for consent before the Council. The COVID update from Rickard shared the good news that the City showed the adjusted case rate had reached the orange tier, which, if it holds for another week, means the City would move into the orange tier. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Apr. 27 at 6 p.m., and links to join can be found on the City’s website, atascadero.org.

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