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North County Honors the Lives Lost on September 11

GOVERNMENT

San Luis Obispo County Set to Leave IWMA by November 15 Supervisors approve two grandfathered lots to proceed with building in Cambria

City of Atascadero honored the 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11 on Patriots Day with a special and patriotic evening that included Warbirds Freedom Flight flyover and patriotic music. Contributed Photos

Estrella Warbirds’ freedom flight flyover in memory of the day’s tragic events

lost twenty years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. The City of Atascadero honored Patriot’s Day by commemorating the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 with a special and patriotic evening in which the community gathered in By HAYLEY MATTSON front of the City Hall at Sunken Gardens to hayley@atascaderonews.com honor the thousands of lives lost 20 years ago. NORTH COUNTY — On Saturday, the Estrella Warbirds’ freedom flight flew over community came together to honor the lives the City Hall in the “missing man” formation

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Council Discusses Groundwater Sustainability for Atascadero Council contemplates development of new retail and dining at Sunken Gardens By PATRICK PATTON patrick@atascaderonews.com

ATASCADERO — Atascadero City Council met on Tuesday, Sept. 14, for their regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m., following a closed session with nothing to report. Regular session was called to order at 6:02 p.m., and the agenda was approved 5-0. Peter Williamson SLOCOG made a short presentation inviting the public to take the “confidence quiz” on the rideshare website and win prizes like a $250 sweepstakes, a $750 pizza oven, or a zipline adventure. Learn more at rideshare.org/ confidence Williamson also announced that Oct. 6 is “International Walk to School Day.” For questions about rideshares, contact info@rideshare. org. The Consent Calendar was approved 5-0, and City Manager Rachelle Rickard presented updates. Rickard highlighted this past Saturday’s Patriot’s Day CommemCONTINUED ON PAGE A15

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in memory of the day’s tragic events that took over 3000 lives. According to the City, the aircraft were three vintage military planes that are part of the Estrella Warbirds Freedom Flight team. They came from the west at a speed of 90 mph in a three-ship “V” formation, with US Army veteran pilot Bob Kelly, leading out in front of the “V.” The left-wing of the

formation was piloted by the United States Marine Corps veteran Wayne Rice; the rightwing was piloted by former Atascadero Police Chief and US Army Vietnam Huey Gunner and crew chief veteran John Couch; co-piloted by Atascadero resident and US Air Force Vietnam Veteran, George Marrett. CONTINUED ON PAGE A15

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Creston Classic Rodeo Celebrates 25 Years September 16-19 Grand Entry will pay tribute to the 13 fallen soldiers in Afghanistan By CAMILLE DeVAUL camille@atascaderonews.com

CRESTON — It has been a summer of rodeos, but it wouldn’t be complete without our very own Creston Classic Rodeo, which celebrates 25 years, Sept. 16 through 19. Since the 1990s, the Creston Classic Rodeo (CCR) has embodied the hometown rodeo spirit. The first CCR was held on Sept. 14 and 15 in 1996 as a fundraiser for a community center. Creston is a community known for its resiliency and can-do attitude. They have come together to build their church, school, jail, and firehouse. They maintain their own roads and are always willing to lend a hand to neighbors when they need it. The first Saturday on the first-ever CCR held a barn dance at the Loading Chute with music from Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band. That Sunday, folks gathered for Cowboy Church led by Pastor Scott Bond. Rohrer Hay and Feed was one of CCR’s first sponsors and still supports the rodeo today. Of course, some lessons were learned from that first rodeo. They could have used some more water on the arena, but none the less it was a great event that immediately became a community tradition. Terrie Estrada, a committee member, said, “It’s a real family-oriented rodeo.” If you’ve ever been to a rodeo, then you know it is a place where patriotism is embraced

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Since the 1990s the Creston Classic Rodeo has embodied the hometown rodeo spirit. Contributed Photo

and where the American flag shines. So it goes to say patriotism and rodeos go together like peanut butter and jelly. “We are extremely patriotic--you’ll never see a knee bend at a rodeo. Not this one, not ever,” said Estrada. The CCR always shares their love for their country, but they will take an extra step to honor the 13 fallen soldiers in Afghanistan this year. Thirteen flags will ride in for the rodeo’s grand entry, followed by singing the National Anthem and prayer. As we look back on 25 years of the CCR, we also celebrate all the accomplishments it has made in the community. The rodeo has raised funds for CATCH, which has renovated the old Station 43 Fire House into a community center.

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The CCR has embodied the spirit of Creston and put it into a sport that has stood the test of time, keeps traditions of the west alive, and never forgets. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the gate. In addition, there will be apparel, food, and beverages for sale. For more information on the CCR, visit crestonclassicrodeo.org

2021 Rodeo Schedule

• Thursday 9/16 - Jackpot Team Roping/ sign up at 5:00 p.m., Rope at 6:00 p.m. • Friday 9/17 - Jackpot Barrel Race/time only at 4:00 p.m. and Race at 7:00 p.m. • Saturday 9/18 - Grand Entry at 4:00 p.m. • Sunday 9/19 - Grand Entry at 12:00 p.m.

By MELISSA GUERRA melissa@atascaderonews.com

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday, Sept. 14, for a regularly scheduled meeting at 9 a.m. The meeting opened with public comment on the consent agenda, which focused mainly on the unhoused community in Los Osos and the initiatives to move them to the area set up on Kansas Avenue. The consent agenda was approved 5-0, with item 22 being held for further discussion. Item 22 is the Board’s intent to withdraw from the Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA), and Supervisor John Peschong requested that the item be amended so the notification of removal would be submitted on Oct. 15, making Nov. 15 the effective date of withdrawal from the IWMA. The motion passed 3-2, with Supervisors Dawn Ortiz-Legg and Bruce Gibson in opposition. Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer, presented the COVID update. In the month of June, there were 163 cases, July had 698, and August had 3543. This led to the return of the mask mandate when indoors and a strong recommendation to wear masks in outdoor crowded settings as well. Currently, there are 41 people in the hospital, and those in intensive care and on ventilators are at record highs. Deaths have seen an increase as well, with zero deaths between mid-May to mid-July and 33 deaths from Jul. 12 to today, with an additional 20 pending final certificates. If the country were still following the blueprint, it would be in deep purple. Unlike the winter surge, the county is fully open, as well as our hospitals, which inputting a strain on our hospital resources. There are 60 different outbreaks being monitored, and currently, it is still only the Delta variant being seen. Borenstein also reiterated that despite many claims, masks, when worn correctly, are effective in preventing the spread of the disease.

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A New Frame of Mind, Specs by Kyla

Grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration planned for Sept. 24 STAFF REPORT

ATASCADERO — Downtown Atascadero has a new optical shop, Specs by Kyla, located at 5808 Traffic Way in the El Paseo Plaza. A grand opening celebration with ribbon-cutting will be held on Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. Specs owner Kyla Skinner saw a need in North County for unique eyewear with attention to customer service. So Kyla started the renovation of the El Paseo space in May of this year. She and her husband, a contractor, did most of the work themselves on the weekends and evenings. They refinished the concrete floors, painted, and added a custom light fixture to complement the abundant natural light already present in the space. The high ceilings and industrial concrete floors showcase the modern eyewear selection. Specs by Kyla only carry independent eyewear lines

with a focus on quality and unique styles you won’t see everywhere. Kyla’s goal is not only to help you see better but to accentuate your features and have your eyewear be a stylish accessory. Personalized attention to detail will ensure the frame fits comfortably and allows you to see well. In addition, Kyla offers a wide array of independent eyeglass frames and sunglasses. Partnering with HOYA Lab, Kyla uses digitally surfaced lenses that will allow you to see naturally and enjoy a wide field of vision. Raised in Templeton, Kyla began working in the optical field immediately after graduating High School. After studying and learning on the job for a couple of years, she earned her optician certification through the American Board of Opticianry in 1999. Kyla then moved to North Carolina around 2007 and lived there for three years; during that time, she helped an optometrist open a new practice and learned what it takes to start a business. Then, in 2010, her family decided to move back to California as they missed the Central Coast and their family here.

Upon returning, Kyla worked at an optometrist’s office in San Luis Obispo for more than ten years. Then, she began to entertain the idea of opening her own business in North County. That idea grew into a real possibility after she received the tragic news that her birth mother had passed away in December of 2019 and that her birth family had left her an inheritance. Kyla chose to open the business on Jul. 5, which is also her birthday, to honor her birth mother and the opportunity she was given. “The day I was born was the one day that I know we had together,” Kyla shared. The grand opening of Specs by Kyla will be combined with Atascadero’s Art, Wine & Brew event on Sept. 24, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Specs by Kyla’s ribbon cutting will be at 5:30 p.m., and the event will run until 8 p.m. Personalized eyewear styling will be available and following COVID precautions. Wine and appetizers will be provided in the Kyla Skinner will celebrate the grand opening of courtyard by Forager Central Coast Distillery. Tickets are Specs by Kyla with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 24. available at atascaderochamber.org. Contributed photo

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El Paso de Robles Chapter DAR Celebrates Constitution Week Supervisor Peschong presents a Proclamation for Constitution week Sept. 17 through 23 STAFF REPORT

PASO ROBLES — The El Paso de Robles Chapter, National Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), would like to thank District One Supervisor John Peschong for presenting the El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR, with a Proclamation for Constitution Week Sept. 17 through 23. The El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR, has been passing out posters to celebrate Constitution Week. Post-

ers have been placed in the Paso Robles Library, as well as several of the local schools. The Daughters of the American Revolution encourages everyone to “Take time to read about our American rights and responsibilities in our nation’s foundational document.” In February, Supervisor Peschong also presented the El Paso de Robles Chapter with a Certificate of Recognition to celebrate their 71st Anniversary of promoting history preservation, education, and patriotism. Constitution week is typically observed from Sept. 17 to Sept. 23 to promote education on the United States Constitution which was adopted by the American Congress of the Confedera-

tion on Sept. 17, 1787. NSDAR observes Constitution week in an effort to: Emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution. Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life. Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in Sept. 1787. The observation of Constitution Week was enacted on August 2, 1956, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a petition brought forth by the NSDAR. However, President George W. Bush officially declared Constitution Week in Sept. 2002.

Members of the NSDAR begin observation of the week by ringing bells at 4:00 pm EST on Constitution Day, Sept. 17. El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR, is an active chapter honoring the nation’s ancestors who fought for independence. They are committed to volunteer service. Their chapter works as a team while learning about one another and our ancestors. The committee is honored to contribute to the DAR and North County communities through historic preservation, education, and patriotism while making lifelong friends. For more information on NSDAR, visit elpasoderobles.californiadar.org.

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ATASCADERO — A citywide job fair is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sunken Gardens in front of Atascadero City Hall. The job fair is a joint effort by the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce and Eckerd Connects and is sponsored by the Department of State Hospitals— Atascadero. The event provides a platform for local businesses that are hiring to meet potential employees. The job fair also provides a place for job seekers to discover new employment opportunities. All businesses in the Atascadero area are eligible to participate and invited to visit atascaderochamber.org to register. Participation is free, but companies must register by Sunday, Sept. 26.

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and a contributing factor preventing businesses from fully reopening.” Allison Schiavo is also the Area Manager for America’s Job Center of California, in San Luis Obispo County. Visit www.eckerdconnects.org/ slo or call (805)286-8530 for more information The job fair will be held at the Sunken Gardens, located on 6505 El Camino Real in front of Historic Atascadero City Hall. This event coincides with the Atascadero Farmer’s Market. Job seekers can stop by anytime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Contact Dawn Smith with questions at (303)968-7049 or dawnsmithincali@gmail.com.

ATA S C A D E R O — On Sept. 1, the Atascadero Police Department (APD) hosted “Coffee with a Cop” in the Sunken Gardens on the corner of East Mall and Palma Ave from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Atascadero. The annual event encourages open conversations with the Police Chief and APD officers

to answer any questions the community may have about law enforcement, policies, or giving their thanks. For anyone who could not attend, the Atascadero Police Department is always available to talk with the community and can be reached by calling (805)461-5051. APD thanks San Luis Obispo Donut Company and Starbucks Atascadero, who both helped make the event happen.

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Atascadero Citywide Job Fair Planned for Sept. 29 “The Chamber is always looking for ways to support the business community, and right now, we know that our members have an immediate need for additional employees so that they can maintain operating hours or grow their business. The Job Fair is a win-win for businesses and for folks looking for employment,” Atascadero Chamber of Commerce CEO Josh Cross said. People attending this free event will have the opportunity to speak to business representatives about job openings and skills required to secure a position. Job seekers can view the list of participating organizations at atascaderochamber.org. Allison Schiavo of Eckerd Connects said “There are great local employment opportunities right now and we have a vast database of job seekers whose unemployment benefits will soon expire, so this is the right time to partner with the Chamber to bring people together. Lack of talent is a huge issue locally

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This year’s event features useful home and garden exhibits, daily cooking demonstrations, shopping, as well as a pop-up living room and dining room with luxurious ideas for your home interior. Enter to win a “Passport to SLO” that includes gift cards to Home Depot and a local San Luis Obispo restaurant! “The expo will be following safety guidelines put in place such as wide aisles, one entrance, and exit, ten by ten booths so social distancing is built-in, wearing of masks indoors, so it is as safe as shopping at your local market,” says Lani Colhouer,

co-founder of the expo. Stop by for a few hours and discover the best in home improvement, health advice, and inspiration. Home and Health Expo exhibitors include general contractors, flooring, landscapers, kitchen and bath, cabinets, painting contractors, landscape designers, countertops, tile, granite, appliances, solar energy, synthetic turf, HVAC, garage doors, windows, furniture, mattresses, health products, doctor offices, local non-profits, mental health services, chiropractors, and much more all from around San Luis Obispo County.

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Newsom Commemorates 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Proclamation made declaring Sept. 11 as Patriot Day STAFF REPORT

SACRAMENTO – On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Governor Gavin Newsom Saturday laid a wreath at the Wall of Heroes memorial in the California National Guard’s Headquarters. Dedicated in 2007, the Wall of Heroes honors California National Guard soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

over the past 20 years. Governor Newsom issued a proclamation declaring Sept. 11 as Patriot Day and released the following statement: “All of us remember where we were on Sept. 11, 2001, when America suffered an unspeakable act of terrorism that took the lives of nearly 3,000 individuals. It’s hard to imagine that twenty years have passed since that tragic day. For the families who lost loved ones and every American who was shaken by the events of 9/11, two decades seems like yesterday. As we observe Patriot Day, every Californian should take a moment to honor

and remember the lives lost at the World Trade Center, those killed at the Pentagon, and the brave Americans who fought valiantly on United Flight 93, sacrificing their lives to protect others. In recognizing this somber anniversary, let us honor the lives of the fallen by doing our part to look after one another and remember that we are all Americans working to create a more inclusive and better future for generations to come.” The Governor ordered flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of the individuals who lost their Governor Gavin Newsom lays a wreath at the Wall of Heroes in memory of 09/11. lives on Sept. 11. Contributed photo

EVENT

Tree of Life Eighth Annual National Day of Remembrance Memorial event includes meeting Artist and Author Michelle Shelfer on Sept. 18 STAFF REPORT

NORTH COUNTY — Local residents will gather on Saturday, Sept. 18, to remind the community that abortion is not just a political issue. Together they will be marking the eighth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children with an event beginning at 2 p.m. at

Victory Outreach, 2919 Union Road, in Paso Robles. “Too often, abortion is just seen as a matter of personal choice, but abortion has real victims,” said Bonnie Alvarado of Tree of Life Pregnancy Care Center, one of the organizers of the Day of Remembrance in Paso Robles. “The dueling speeches and viewpoints fade into silence when you realize the number of actual abortions that have taken place. These tiny children were never born. Never learned to walk. Never had a

first day of school.” Of the 2 billion victims of abortion, since Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973, only a tiny fraction have received a proper burial at gravesites scattered throughout the country. But all will be mourned on Sept. 18 during memorial services at different markers set up in their honor. On Saturday, the memorial event will include an open house, along with a meet and greet with Artist and Author Michelle Shelfer, who

will have her Foundlings Memorial Quilt on display. The quilt features 200 evocative images representing the many victims of abortion. It has been assembled by master quilters with museum-quality fabric and inks and speaks to the heart where words fail. A memorial service will immediately follow the open house and will include testimony and a special healing message from Michelle Shelfer. For more information, contact Bonnie Alvarado at (805)543-6000 or treeoflifepsc@yahoo.com.

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PEO Launches Star Card Fundraiser Benefiting North County women scholarship fund STAFF REPORT

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles chapter of PEO International (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is launching a new Star Card fundraiser to raise funds for its Kiper-Twist Schol-

arship Fund, primarily benefitting women in North San Luis Obispo County who are attending college, trade schools, or returning to school to improve themselves, gain skills and college degrees to better provide for their families. Since 2002, Paso Robles’ PEO Chapter HL has helped 54 women with scholarships totaling $127,385 in financial support. Starting Sept. 15, PEO Chapter HL is selling

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numbered Star Cards for $50, which will entitle the purchaser to a 20 percent discount on select merchandise and services at 40 plus participating local businesses for the 10-day period of Friday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 24. To purchase a Star Card, visit PEOpaso.org. The cardholder’s name must be printed on the Star Card booklet, and a photo ID must be presented at the time of purchase. Star Cards are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-replaceable. Participating Star Card merchants and businesses include wineries, beer gardens, restaurants, specialty foods, health and fitness, clothing and jewelry, florists and nurseries, spas and salons, gifts and art, and automotive services. “Our local chapter of PEO focuses on helping women in north San Luis Obispo County,” says Star Card chair Barb Sefton. “Our Kiper-Twist Scholarship Fund provides need-based scholarships for residents and high school graduates with a minimum 2.8 GPA or GED equivalent, who can attend a school of their choice. The Paso Robles chapter also helps direct candidates to apply to PEO’s seven California state and PEO International’s six scholarship, grant and loan programs.” For more information or questions about PEO and PEO Chapter HLs Star Card, contact starcard@PEOpaso.org.

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Christine Lam Cal Poly graduate students receives grant. Contributed photo

Cal Poly Public Policy Graduate Receives CSU Trustees’ Award

Christine Lam of San Francisco will receive a $6,000 scholarship STAFF REPORT

SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly public policy graduate student from San Francisco has received a 2021 California State University Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement—CSU’s highest award for students. Christine Lam, 22, was selected as Cal Poly’s awardee, the Trustee Wenda Fong and Daniel Fetterly Scholar, for her academic performance, personal accomplishments, community service, and financial need. She will receive a $6,000 Trustees’ Award scholarship as part of her recognition. “I am honored to receive this award because it ensures that I will be the first person in my family to graduate from college,” Lam said. “It means a lot to me since it shows how the sacrifices my parents made for me to pursue an education were worth it and because I will be able to focus more on my academics and personal goals instead of working to pay for school.” The Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented annually to one student from each of the CSU system’s 23 campuses. The California State University, the largest four-year public university system in the nation, served 486,000 students in 2020-21. Lam and the other awardees were honored by campus presidents, CSU trustees, and donors at a virtual reception on Tuesday, Sept. 14. “These 23 scholars wonderfully exemplify the ideals of the California State University,” said CSU Chancellor Joseph I. Castro. “Every year, and especially this year, our Trustees’ Award honorees demonstrate resilience, tenacity, and resolve — together with a keen intellect — while making an indelible, positive impact on their families and their communities. They are truly an inspiration.” Lam is a graduating political science major starting the Master of Public Policy program in Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA). She is expected to graduate with her masters in June 2022. Penny Bennett, emeritus associate dean for Student Success in CLA, worked with Lam beginning with a CLA first-generation orientation course, through Lam’s time as president of the CLA Ambassadors and a peer mentor through the CLA’s Underrepresented Students Network. “I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Christine since she arrived at Cal Poly,” Bennett stated in a recommendation letter for Lam’s Trustees’ Award. “One of the most impressive aspects of watching her success is the amount of growth I’ve seen from a young, shy, first-generation Chinese American woman to a now graduating senior with a high GPA transitioning into the Master of Public Policy Program. Her experience and confidence that she has gained over this time is truly admirable. She has an incredibly bright future ahead of her, and I can think of no one better to be selected for this award.” In her non-English speaking immigrant household, Lam’s parents instilled in her a love of learning, encouraging her to read about many subjects. She found resources to help her apply for college and financial aid, overcoming personal challenges with support from many sources. Growing up exposed to social issues in diverse San Francisco and being selected as a Panetta Congressional Intern, Christine was inspired to pursue public service via her masters program. She was a BEACoN Research Scholar and had internships with Northrop Grumman and Bay Area public organizations. She works at the Cal Poly Writing Center assisting underrepresented students and is launching an online financial education business to increase youth financial literacy. Lam’s masters focus on technology policy, using technology to increase underrepresented groups’ access to education and resources. She also plans to run for Congress is in the future. She joins more than 400 students honored with the CSU Trustees’ Award since the scholarship program was established in 1984 by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. In 1999, the foundation partnered with the CSU Board of Trustees to supplement the endowment with contributions from CSU Trustees, CSU Foundation Board of Governors, and private donors. Each student scholarship bears the name of a donor.


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COVID-19 Rent Relief Program Hits $1 Billion More than 44,000 households have been paid or approved for payment STAFF REPORT

SACRAMENTO – California’s COVID19 Rent Relief Program has assisted in over $1 billion in funding, meaning the money has either been paid or approved for payment and awaiting disbursement—and will assist over 74,000 additional households. More than $526 million of the $1 billion in rental and utility assistance has already been distributed to 44,432 low-income California households who suffered financial hardship because of the pandemic. The milestone represents a 638 percent increase since Jun. 28, when Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 832, which increased the level of assistance to 100 percent for both back rent and prospective rent. More than 243,000 applications have been received, and more than $2.2 billion in rent and utility assistance is currently requested and is pending eligibility verification and fraud prevention screening. “In just six months, we have provided essential assistance to more than 44,000 households to keep families safely housed,” said Governor Newsom. “Our program has been so successful that cities like Los Angeles decided to join efforts with the state to have an even greater impact.” Bolstering tenant protections from eviction, beginning Oct. 1, through Mar. 31, 2022, tenants earning less than 80 percent of the area median income will be protected through a pre-eviction diversion process through the courts, so long as they have submitted a completed application for rental relief through either the state or a locally administered program. “The COVID-19 pandemic brought so much pain and economic disruption, particularly to low-wage workers and low-income renter households,” said Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramírez. “Working with over 130 community-based partners, we are reaching families hardest hit—85 percent being very low- or extremely low-income—and making landlords whole. Rent relief has been a game-changer for Californians at greatest risk of displacement or becoming homeless.” “We have been moving with a sense of urgency to ensure that renters and landlords who need assistance can get it as quickly as possible,” said Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Director Gustavo Velasquez. “Keeping families stably housed continues to be a critical public health measure, as we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.” “California has made important improvements to its Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program and is now among the best statewide programs in the country by rate of spending and number of people assisted,” said President and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition Diane Yentel. “While the program had early challenges, the state is to be commended for recognizing the need for improvements in program design and implementation and building on lessons learned to course correct. Now, California has one of the country’s more successful ERA programs and serves as a model to other states and localities to adopt evidence-based best practices to expedite assistance to tenants and landlords.” In addition to providing 100 percent of back rent and prospective rent, AB 832 also gave California the most robust eviction protection in the nation. The extension of statelevel eviction protections, initially established over a year ago, has provided much-needed housing stability for Californians throughout the pandemic. Additional protections will be in place through the end of March 2022 for households at or below 80 percent of Area Median Income and complete an application for assistance through either the state or locally administered programs.

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KRISTIN SMART CASE

Forensic Expert Testifies Soil Samples Test Positive for Human Blood Judge rules ‘Your Own Backyard Podcast’ will not testify in Kristin Smart Case By CAMILLE DeVAUL

SAN LUIS OBISPO — On Wednesday morning, Sept. 9, Judge van Rooyen ruled ‘Your Own Backyard’ podcaster Chris Lambert won’t testify during the preliminary hearing for Paul (44) and Ruben (80) Flores. The father and son are charged in connection with the 1996 disappearance and murder of 19-year-old Cal Poly student Kristin Smart. Paul has been charged with her murder, and Ruben is being charged with accessory after the fact. Both men were arrested in April. Ruben is out on bail, but Paul remains in the San Luis Obispo (SLO) County jail with no bail. Kristin’s remains have never been found, but she was declared legally dead in 2002. CHRIS LAMBERT Earlier in the hearing, Lambert was subpoenaed by the defense to testify and provide documents related to Kristin’s case. Lambert then filed an objection to the subpoena. The judge granted a motion to quash a subpoena that would have required Lambert to provide documents related to Kristin Smart’s case. Lambert’s 12-episode podcast dives into Kristin’s disappearance and includes interviews with multiple people, some of whom Lambert did not identify, and covers potential evidence in the case. Paul’s defense attorney, Robert Sanger, accused Lambert of influencing at least two witnesses who previously testified in the case. He added that Lambert’s claim to California’s shield law, which protects journalists from being forced to testify about their sources, can’t supersede his client’s right to fair trial. Lambert was represented by attorney Diana Palacios, who produces the “Your Own Backyard” podcast. ANGELA BUTLER Following Lambert’s ruling, Angela Butler then took the stand, testifying that human blood was found in soil samples taken from Ruben’s property on White Court. She tested the soil samples at a serological lab in Richmond, California, where she’s a senior analyst and lab supervisor. Butler testified that five soil samples taken during the March search tested positive for human blood, and another eight soil samples taken during an April search tested positive for human blood. According to Butler, two tests were performed, including an orthotolidine test, a presumptive test,

and a Seratec HemDirect test, which is a confirmatory test that identifies hemoglobin in human blood. She explained that no DNA was detected in any of these samples. She said there was either not enough there to detect, or there may have been some, but it may have degraded. Butler also explained that the samples were damp and there were bacteria in the soil, which could further explain why there was no human DNA detected. She also swabbed a piece of plywood from a trailer on Ruben’s property for DNA but said she did not find the DNA of Kristin Smart or Paul or Ruben Flores. Under cross-examination, the defense questioned whether Butler was 100-percent certain there was human blood in the samples, and she said yes. In one of the samples, Butler said some small clumps of material were dark-colored orange, brown, and slightly reddish fibers, which she gave back to lead Detective Clint Cole. In addition, Butler testified that she could not extract DNA from the samples, although indicated that tests for mitochondrial DNA — which show a connection to the mother — are currently being analyzed by her lab. ROBERT CUDWORTH Two more people testified during the afternoon portion of the hearing. SLO Police Patrol Lieutenant Robert Cudworth was working with Cal Poly police in 1996. He testified that he interviewed Paul Flores on May 28, 1996, about what he said happened the night Kristin disappeared. Cudworth said Paul did not have a black eye at the time but that he did have scrapes on his knee and what appeared to be a black eye during another interview with Paul on May 31, 1996. JT CAMP JT Camp, an investigator with the SLO County District Attorney’s Office, was also back on the stand. He talked about some of the items found in Kristin’s dorm room, including a credit card, Social Security card, and checkbook with a Stockton address on it all belonging to her. Camp says those items were brought to the DA’s Office in August of this year from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff ’s Office. THURSDAY, SEPT. 9 Thursday, Sept. 9, wrapped up the sixth week of the preliminary hearing for Paul (44) and Ruben (80) Flores. Court began on Thursday with cross-examination of San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Sheriff ’s Office Forensic Specialist Shelby Liddell, who testified that she was involved in collecting soil samples and taking

photos at Ruben’s Arroyo Grande home in March and April of this year. Liddell first took the stand on Sept. 1 and was questioned on two dig sites excavated during the March and April searches of Ruben’s backyard. Liddell worked with registered professional archaeologist Cindy Arrington on the sites where soil stain samples allegedly showed the presence of human decomposition, according to testimony. According to Liddell, ground-penetrating radar (GPR) was used in 11 locations of Ruben’s backyard. Four of those spots, which showed anomalies, were excavated. Prior to the GPR use, cadaver dog searches were conducted on the same day in March showed changes in behavior but no alerts on the same dig sites. Liddell said staining in the soil was discovered around two and a half feet and continued down at one of those dig sites. She testified that something could have been buried above the location to leave that kind of staining and said it did not appear the stains had been disturbed. Liddell said she was told a sample taken from the March dig tested positive for blood, which is why they returned in April to collect more samples. She added that a second area above the first dig that was difficult to access but not impossible was also excavated after decking was removed. Soil samples were taken from both spots. Paul’s attorney, Robert Sanger, questioned whether the deck looked like it had been removed before, and Liddell said no. She said there were multiple stains under the deck, and the shape and size changed throughout the digging. Sanger pointed out that in the middle of the dig area under the deck, there’s a sewage clean-up valve, to the right of that a dryer vent, and next to that another vent for the crawl space under the house. Liddell was the only witness to testify on Thursday. The defense is filing a motion to suppress, quash and traverse three search warrants from March and April. Sanger said his client has the legitimate expectation of privacy in the areas that were searched. The defense also went over their possible witnesses. Various detectives will testify, among others, but the judge ruled that convicted murderer Scott Peterson will not be allowed to testify. The judge said there was no evidence of any connection between Smart and Peterson or that he was even at the same party on Crandall Way that Paul and Kristin attended just before her disappearance. The hearing will now be on break and will resume on Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. at the SLO County Superior Court.

ACADEMIA

Cal Poly Named Best in the West for 29th Consecutive Year

Several Cal Poly Engineering programs were also ranked among the best in the nation STAFF REPORT

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly has been named the best public master’s-level university in the West for the 29th straight year in U.S. News and World Report’s annual Best Colleges guidebook. The 2022 guide, released on Sept. 13, provides data on more than 1,800 colleges and universities and rankings for more than 1,400 institutions. It lists Cal Poly as number 2 overall in the West—up one from last year—and as the top-ranked public university in the region. In addition, several Cal Poly College of Engineering programs were ranked among the best in the nation for masters-level educational

institutions, and the university was ranked as the top school in the West for veterans among public and private institutions that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees. The Western regional rankings include public and private institutions in 15 states that provide “a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs but few doctoral programs.” (Universities that grant doctoral degrees, such as those in the University of California system, are listed in a separate category.) “Cal Poly’s lasting success in this prestigious publication further illustrates what we know from our graduates’ accomplishments: Our Learn by Doing education gives Cal Poly alumni the tools they need to hit the ground running in their careers and prepares them to use cross-disciplinary thinking and hands-on experience to address the problems our world needs solved,” said Cal Poly President Jeffrey D. Armstrong. “Rankings such as these also are a celebration of Cal Poly’s dedicated faculty and staff, who work tirelessly to help our students reach their goals.” Cal Poly placed highly in several

rankings, including: • Repeating as No. 1 in Top Public Schools in the Western U.S. — institutions that operate under the supervision of state governments and funded, in part, by tax dollars and state subsidies. These universities often offer discounted tuition to residents of their states. • Repeating as the No. 1 university in West for Most Innovative Schools — institutions that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities. • Best in the West for the second straight year for most veteran-friendly universities — a listing that shows the top-ranked schools that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees. • Repeating as best public university in the West (and No. 3 overall for the region) for undergraduate teaching program. • Tied for seventh on the list of best master’s-level engineering programs in the nation — the fourth-best public univer-

sity and top public California university on the list. Among specialty programs, Cal Poly’s Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering programs all ranked No. 2 in the West overall and No. 1 among public universities. • Ranked in the top 100 (tied at 94th, up two places from last year) in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category among western schools that “advance social mobility” by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants. The bulk of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000. T h e U. S. Ne w s r a n k i n g s methodology focuses on academic excellence, with schools evaluated on hundreds of data points and measures of academic quality, such as graduation and freshman retention rates. The first edition of the rankings was released in 1983, and they have continued to evolve with more schools and data points for collegebound students to consider. Read more about the rankings atusnews. com/best-colleges.

COVID UPDATE

Vaccines Continue to be Effective Against Severe Impacts of COVID-19 Cases rise amid the increase of vaccinations STAFF REPORT

SAN LUIS OBISPO —The County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department reported on Tuesday, Sept. 14, that seven community members—ranging in age from their 50s to 90s—passed away from COVID-19.

This brings the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 in SLO County to 301. Forty-one residents are currently in the hospital, including 15 people in the intensive care unit. Officials also reported 303 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday and are strongly encouraging community members to remain vigilant against COVID-19 and take the necessary steps to protect

themselves and the community at large. “In less than a week, we have sadly reported the deaths of 17 members of our community from COVID-19. I extend my deepest sympathy to the many families now grieving the painful loss of their loved one,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. “These numbers show just how widely and quickly the Delta variant

is spreading here in SLO County. We must be diligent about slowing the spread of COVID-19 by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask in public, and getting tested if you are not feeling well.” Vaccines continue to be effective against severe impacts of COVID19, including known variants. Studies are still being conducted in real-time as we continue through the pandemic. More than 70 percent

of eligible SLO County residents have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 62 percent are fully vaccinated. As of Sept. 14, according to the CDC, 82.2 percent of eligible Californians have received at least one dose. Providers have reported to CDPH that a total of 48,043,678 vaccine doses have been administered statewide. However, numbers do not represent true day-to-day

change as reporting may be delayed. For more vaccination data, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Data Dashboard. For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County, visit ReadySLO.org or call the Public Health Info Line at (805)7882903. In addition, phone assistance is available at (805)781-5500 Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit RecoverSLO.org/Vaccine.


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District Attorney Announces Settlement Against Pestmaster Service Civil case resolved involving pesticide violations and unfair business practices STAFF REPORT

SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow announced that his office, along with 16 other District Attorney’s Offices in California, resolved a civil case involving pesticide violations and unfair business practices against Jeffrey M. Van Diepen and Pestmaster Services LP (formerly known as

Pestmaster Services Inc.). The stipulated judgment requires the defendants to pay $575,000 in penalties and costs and requires them to contract out training for their employees, give prior notice to county officials of pesticide applications, hire an outside compliance manager, and other requirements to ensure their compliance with the law. Van Diepen was required to surrender his California pest control licenses and is barred from ever performing this work in the future. The complaint in the civil case alleged, and Van Diepen and Pestmaster admitted to the following: Their Proposal to the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2015 made misleading statements indicating that Pestmaster’s policies

and procedures complied with all EPA, OSHA, federal, state, and local regulatory guidance. Performing pesticide applications for hire without registering with the county Agricultural Commissioner. Performing pesticide applications without submitting monthly pesticide use reports. Performing structural pest control work between Nov. 21, 2017, and Jan. 3, 2018, and again between Oct. 15, 2020, and Jan. 27, 2021, without a valid license. Failing to ensure their employees were trained as required by law and that they used all required personal protective equipment. Van Diepen made recommendations for the use of pesticides without having a Pest Control Advisor license and without regis-

tering with the County Agricultural Commissioner. Allowed unlicensed individuals to contract for structural pest control work or perform structural pest control work without being properly licensed. Failing to leave at the property the required notice where a pesticide application was made. Pestmaster is a nationally franchised company headquartered in Reno, Nevada. Pestmaster holds many government contracts for pesticide work in the western United States. This case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kenneth Jorgensen, who is assigned to the District Attorney’s Consumer & Environmental Protection Unit of the Special Prosecutions Division. Our consumer protection team

is focused on protecting the public from unlawful, unfair, and fraudulent or deceptive business practices. Consumer protection cases can be pursued in either criminal or civil court. Examples of such cases include contractor fraud, false or misleading advertising, and “bait and switch” scams. The unit also aims to increase public awareness of consumer issues through presentations to local groups when called upon. For more information about the consumer protection laws or to report suspected violations contact the California Department of Consumer Affairs Consumer Assistance Line tollfree at (800)952-5210 or visit their website at dca.ca.gov. Hearing-impaired persons may call TTY (800)326-229.

GUILTY

Johnson Pleads Guilty to Murder of Broussard and Her Unborn Baby STAFF REPORT

SAN LUIS OBISPO — District Attorney Dan Dow announced that Daniel Raul Rodriguez Johnson (4/23/1987) has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder for the killing of Carrington Jane Broussard (27) and her full-term unborn baby at their rural home in Paso Robles in 2019. The charges stem from an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of Mar. 3, 2019, involving a high-speed vehicle pursuit through San Luis Obispo County. During that incident, the

defendant stole a California Highway Patrol (CHP) vehicle and fled from Highway 46 near Templeton to an area north of San Simeon on Highway 101. After the defendant was apprehended, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff ’s Deputies conducted a welfare check of his known residence near Heritage Ranch in Paso Robles. After arriving at the home, Sheriff ’s Deputies discovered the body of Broussard, who was identified as Johnson’s fullterm pregnant girlfriend. “We are satisfied that the defendant has taken personal responsibility for his unimaginably horrific crimes,” said District

Attorney Dan Dow. “Life in prison without the possibility of parole is an appropriate sentence given that he took two innocent lives and assures he will not pose a danger to our community in the future. Our prayers are with the family and friends of Carrington as we complete this stage of the criminal and victim justice process.” The decision, in this case, to seek life in prison without the possibility of parole, rather than the death penalty, was made after careful consideration of all facts related to the case and the background of the defendant. Additionally, the District

EMBEZZLEMENT

SAN LUIS OBISPO — District Attorney Dan Dow announced that Arroyo Grande resident Ginger Lee Mankins (DOB 11/30/1964) entered a guilty plea to six counts of embezzlement with an agreement that she will be sentenced to ten years in state prison. Mankins will also be ordered to repay the money she stole in an amount to be determined by the court at a future hearing. In addition to the embezzlement counts, Mankins also admitted that her theft exceeded $500,000. She is set to be sentenced on Oct. 6, in Department 1 of the San Luis Obispo

County Superior Court, the Honorable Jacquelyn H. Duffy presiding. “Theft committed by employees or friends in positions of trust are especially troubling, particularly when it involves staggering amounts of stolen funds over such an extended period of time,” said District Attorney Dan Dow. “Our Major Fraud Unit stands ready to aggressively prosecute these and other financial crimes.” Court documents reflect that Mankins was a bookkeeper for Rick Machado Livestock from 2007 through 2017 and for B&D Farms from 2008 through 2017 and that she stole from these companies while working for them.

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The case was investigated by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office Bureau of Investigations with the aid of the Arroyo Grande Police Department and was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Michael Frye assigned to the District Attorney’s Special Prosecutions Unit that includes both Major Fraud and Public Integrity.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — District Attorney Dan Dow announced that Matthew Leroy Ehens (DOB 10/11/1982) was convicted by a plea of no contest in court to felony charges of torture and elder abuse of his 79-year-old foster mother. On Aug. 2, 2019, during an argument with his foster mother at their home in Arroyo Grande, Ehens poured a pot of boiling peanut oil on her upper body and face. He then stabbed her in the back with a large kitchen knife before fleeing in his car and eventually engaging in a high-speed chase with law enforcement until Ehens crashed his vehicle and was arrested.

VENER — James Richard Vener, 81, of Arroyo Grande passed away on September 3, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach. TRZINSKI — Donna Trzinski, 61,of Atascadero passed away on September 11, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. PORTER — Margaret Porter, 82, of Templeton passed away on September 10, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. CORTESI — Betina Cortesi, 86, of San Luis Obispo passed away on September 12, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. KEEZER — Jill Keezer age 59 a resident of Atascadero passed away on September 11, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service.

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Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys Megan Baltierra and Michael Frye.

Ehens Pleads No Contest to Torture and Abuse STAFF REPORT

KORGAN — Michele Korgan, 68, of Atascadero passed away on September 7, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service.

MCCORMAC — Patricia Norma McCormac, 70, of passed away September 4, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Chapel of the Roses.

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Local Bookkeeper Ginger Lee Mankins facing 10 years STAFF REPORT

Attorney consulted with surviving family members of the victims and the involved law enforcement agencies. The District Attorney also met with the assigned defense counsel, who provided relevant background on the defendant for consideration. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 19, 2022, in Department 5 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, the Honorable Craig van Rooyen presiding. The case was investigated by the California Highway Patrol and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff ’s Office with the assistance of the District Attorney’s

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The 79-year-old victim suffered severe burn injuries over 17 percent of her body and received extensive medical treatment, including hospitalization for a month and a skin grafting operation. “The victim is a courageous survivor of a horrible crime inflicted on her by a person whom she raised,” said District Attorney Dan Dow. “Our community will not tolerate elder abuse. I encourage those who suffer from or witness elder abuse to report these crimes to law enforcement.” Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 20, at 8:30 a.m. in Department 1 of the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, the Honorable Jacquelyn H. Duffy presiding. Ehens is facing a sentence of 8 years

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to life in state prison. The case was investigated by the Arroyo Grande Police Department and the San Luis Obispo County Sherriff ’s Office with the assistance of the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Kristin Barnard, with substantial support from the District Attorney’s Christopher G. Money Victim Witness Assistance Center.

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ATASCADERO POLICE DEPARTMENT SEPTEMBER 07, 2021 • 22:07— JOEL ALEXANDER SOLONIUK, 44, transient, was arrested on the 7100 block of El Camino Real and booked for POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)], USE/UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A)]; Case no. 212299

SEPTEMBER 08, 2021 • 10:56— STEVEN OSCAR GONZALEZ, 29, of San Luis Obispo was booked for ASSAULT W DEADLY WEAPON:NOT F/ARM [245(A) (1)], ATTEMPTED RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY [664/459-RES], ARREST WARRANT/ FELONY [813]; Case no. 212298

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • 23:08— JASON PAUL FLOOD, 50, transient,

was arrested on the 7100 block of El Camino Real and cited for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 200675

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MEANOR [B/W-M], LOCAL WARRANT-MISDEMEANOR [B/W-M], DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC]; Case no. 212342

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• 09:40— CHRISTINA DAWN GEDDIS, 37, transient, was arrested behind Century 21 and cited for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 212329

• 20:55— ERNESTO CERBANTES FLORES, 29, of Paso Robles was arrested on the 2800 block of Spring St. and booked and released for WILLFULLY RESISTS,DELAYS,OBSTRUCTS…[148(A)(1)PC], VIOLATION OF PROBATION/TERMS OF PROBATION [1203.2PC], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S], PETTY THEFT [484(A)PC]; Case no. 212341 • 23:31— GREGORY DOUGLAS YOUNG, 42, of Cambria was arrested on the corner of Oak St. and 16th St. and booked and released for OUTSIDE WARRANT- MISDEMEANOR [O/W-M], LOCAL WARRANT-MISDE-

• 23:22— SHERREE DOMINGUEZ, 39, of San Miguel was arrested on the 2400 block of Golden Hill Rd. and released by a peace officer for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC], WILLFUL CRUELTY TO CHILD [273A(B)PC], DRIVE WHILE SUSPENDED FOR DUI [14601.2(A)VC]; Case no. 212354

SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 • 02:22— CHARLES EDWARD SHOEMAKER, 49, of Atascadero was arrested on the 5900 block of El Camino Real and cited for POSSESS UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)], DRIVE WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED/REVOKED

SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 • 03:35— ODALIS SANTIZAVALOS, 23, of Paso Robles was arrested on the 4400 block of Airport Rd. and released by a peace office

• 00:00— DUSTIN ANGEL FERNANDEZ, 29, of Paso Robles was arrested on the 2400 block of Golden Hill Rd. and booked and released for POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S], LOCAL WARRANT-MISDEMEANOR [B/W-M]; Case no. 21-2366

SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 • 14:02— DEMAREST ETHAIAH PRITCHETT, 21, of Paso Robles was arrested on the 2400 block of Spring St. and released to another agency for POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S]; Case no. 212379

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Newsom Survives, But May Be Weakened

THOMAS ELIAS COMMENTARY

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he conventional wisdom is that beating back the recall election that targeted him actually strengthened Gov. Gavin Newsom. There is talk of an easy reelection next year, possibly followed by a run for the Senate in 2024 or even a 2024 presidential run. But this election wasn’t easy as the final numbers make it seem, and Newsom made myriad mistakes while eventually managing to thwart the attempt to fire him 14 months before the end of

the term he won in 2018. What’s more, while Newsom figures to top the Democratic slate next year, he might face tough opposition in the June primary election. If the recall demonstrated anything, it was that Newsom has made many enemies since his 2018 election by a near-record 62-38 percent margin over Republican John Cox. Partly that could be chalked up to the pandemic, in which he made public health-motivated moves like ordering the vast majority of the populace into lockdowns within their homes – if they had homes. He closed businesses and churches, shut down most public transit, and generally disabled everyday life in California, all via executive orders enabled by a state of emergency he called without consent or input from the state Legislature. This brought accusations

of dictatorial, one-size-fits-all behavior. Despite all this, Newsom managed to keep all previously well-known Democrats off the ballot’s replacement governor list. He may not do so well at disciplining his party next spring. Newsom could face challenges from the likes of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, his defeated 2018 primary opponent, and he might be challenged by newcomers like Kevin Paffrath of Ventura, the 29-year-old financial blogger who won more votes than any other Democrat among the corps of replacement candidates. There will surely be plenty of Republican opposition in the June vote, too. That election will run on the “Top Two” system, sometimes called the “jungle primary,” where the two leading vote-getters face off again in the November general election even

if one of them wins a majority in the primary. Republicans who might run again next year certainly include talk show host Larry Elder, the leading replacement candidate who opposes virtually all government regulations as he is a GOP figure. In the recall, Elder promised to end all state restrictions on public gatherings and any government vaccination and masking mandates. He ran, in short, as the anti-Newsom from the day he forced his way onto the ballot over objections from the Newsom-appointed secretary of state, who noted some incomplete portions of tax records he was compelled to make public. Another Republican likely to show up for the primary is former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who ran a very conventional campaign this year and must get more imaginative to

have a significant chance next spring. Faulconer also could use a charisma transplant. Cox, too, might take another shot despite his abysmal showing in the recall. The San Diego County businessman faced one humiliating moment during a debate when he was interrupted and served a subpoena in a legal case alleging he owes one firm about $100,000 from bills run up during his losing 2018 run. There’s also Kevin Kiley, a Republican state assemblyman from the Sacramento suburbs who ran during the recall as essentially the purest of the GOP possibilities. Kiley was given to purveying the occasional disprovable half-truth during his run. This didn’t get many votes in 2021, but things could be different in June, when the electorate may be far larger than this month’s. Any of these Republicans

could also run for the U.S. Senate against appointed Democratic U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla. Newsom remains the central figure in all this. Just as in 2018, he overcame admitted moral failings in the recall election, but things like his too-large and too-inside birthday dinner for a lobbyist pal may rise up again and strike him down if there are other major Democrats and not just Republicans in the June field. All of which means that even though we know who will serve as California governor for the next year, things remain unsettled beyond that. For Newsom most likely emerges from the recall somewhat weakened, rather than strengthened like most other politicians who survive recall elections. Thomas Elias is an independent opinion columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email him at tdelias@aol.com.

Silver Lining in a Year of Bad News in Education

idea that they could actually be in charge of their children’s education and succeed, the possibilities were endless. These first explorations into school alternatives are providing education models for the future. One emerging trend across the country is the concept of Hybrid CONNIE PILLSBURY Homeschooling academies, where students spend two or three days COMMENTARY a week in a traditional brick-andhis past year in educamortar location supplemented by tion brought mostly homeschooling the other days. bad news, sad news, In the more formal arrangement, and upsetting news. But the classes are taught by experienced silver lining is that this turmoil teachers, with the curriculum that upset the apple cart of the set by the parents. These settings government schools monopoly has stress academic and societal excelallowed parents to rethink options lence and meet the needs of famiand alternatives for their children. lies for structure, socialization, and The necessity to break free of community. the failing public system opened A more informal version of the door to exploring new educa- these academies are Homestional solutions for families. chool Pods, where homeschoolThis was uncharted territory for ing parents volunteer to teach a parents, but once they grasped the combined group of students three

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or more days a week in a suitable location as a church, community hall, converted office buildings, or other acceptable sites. The parents select and purchase the age-appropriate curriculum to use in a group setting while maintaining their autonomy as independent homeschools under their own affidavit. Due to the increasing number of homeschoolers, now nationally, 11.1 percent of K-12 students, parents are organizing weekly outdoor adventure and sports clubs, homeschool choirs, and extracurricular workshops of all types. It’s no longer taboo to homeschool, contrasting with the stereotyped view of 20 to 30 years ago. The reasons given for homeschooling have changed from primarily religious of the early days to academic success, safety, and freedom from the culture wars pushing certain ideologies and inappropriate information on children at a young age.

Waiting right around the next corner from the homeschool surge is the burgeoning School Choice movement gaining impetus in California. The California School Choice Foundation has presented an initiative to the California Attorney General’s office for approval to begin collecting one million signatures necessary to place it on the November 2022 ballot. California would join 36 other states in providing school choice “regardless of zip code” for our students. According to the School Choice website, the initiative is known as the Education Freedom Act and will establish an Education Savings Account for each K-12 child in California on request, starting at $14,000 per year per student. The parent will direct the ESA trust funds to a participating, accredited private or parochial school. The money will follow the student,

not the politicians. Any unspent funds will accumulate and can be spent on college, vocational training, or other qualified educational expense. You can read more about the Initiative at californiaschoolchoice.org. If you were educated in our public schools in the 1950s, 60s, and beyond, you probably received a quality education and have great, positive memories. You may be asking, “What is driving this move toward homeschool, hybrid academies, charter schools, and school choice? Why can’t we just fix our public schools?” The answer lies not in your local schools, teachers, or your School Board but in powerful forces beyond our reach: The California State Legislature, Governor Newsom, California Department of Education, California Teachers Association, the LGBTQ lobby, and radical education “Experts” in Academia.

Enhancing Cognitive Functioning

drawing, painting, playing a musical instrument, gardening, cooking, photography, or studying a foreign language. Anything that expands your horizons encourages you to think, plan and act in new ways. Joining a group book club, meeting, and discussing books DANIEL RICH or articles combines both social COMMENTARY interactions as well as intellectual stimulation. any experts agree that Enrolling in your local Junior the more people chal- College or University and taking lenge themselves, the courses is potentially enrichless likely they will be faced with ing. Some courses can be taken cognitive decline. The experts without actually receiving course specifically suggest that anything credits. There are typically a that encourages a person to think wide variety of available courses; in new and different ways may reviewing the school’s catalogs help to fight cognitive decline. would be a starting point in learnThere are many ways to be ing what is available. challenged. Of course, this should Other approaches to obtaining be tailored to the individual, intellectual stimulation and being building on their particular inter- helpful to others would be to ests, abilities, and strengths. volunteer at your local ContinuaExamples include taking up tion or High School. For example,

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I used to assist middle school students in their computer lab. The main point is to be challenged and stimulated. So, for example, I have tried learning different types of computer operating systems and different types of cameras to that end. One source suggests that instead of new hobbies or activities, just do more of what you love, which can be as simple as reading daily newspapers or playing Monopoly or similar games with your children or grandchildren. It has been pointed out that there are both physical and mental benefits of regular exercise. The suggestion is to participate in outdoor activities, such as taking up walking, hiking, sailing, golfing, or off-road mountain biking. In addition, regular exercise, even simply walking, can result in thinking improvement in just months.

In my opinion, there is one common denominator in all of the activities listed in the beginning of this article. That is risk-taking, the right kind of risk-taking. When I talk about risk, I do not mean bungee jumping or driving recklessly. What I mean is taking the risk of trying something new or looking at things in a new way. This means taking the risk of being involved in the unfamiliar or even taking the risk of failure. But, in my opinion, those risks pale in comparison to the potential benefits of not only enriching your life, but potentially minimizing cognitive decline. But with taking risks also comes the satisfaction of trying new things, learning new skills, or simply viewing the world in different ways. It means getting out of the rut of doing things the way that you always have.

It means being flexible and open-minded. It also means that that there is some risk of missteps or even failures. But in the end, experiencing life in new and different ways not only keeps you sharp and focused, but can be both rewarding and exciting. Besides the previously mentioned activities, it has been suggested that there are both physical and mental benefits of regular exercise. It has been suggested to participate in outdoor activities, which could include walking, hiking, sailing, golfing, or off-road mountain biking. In addition, regular exercise, even simply walking, can result in improved thinking in just months. Strength training is also beneficial because it is not the only exercise that can improve thinking, but it can also minimize the risk of falling. Besides regular exercise, it has

With all of that top-heavy entrenched authoritarian power in Sacramento, it’s no wonder so many parents have opted for new and innovative approaches to education outside of government schools. The positive momentum and energy in this movement is exciting to watch. A Silver Lining indeed. Sources: • Families Seeking Better Alternatives, American Essence Magazine, Issue 4, p. 74 • Gender Ideology Run Amok, Abigail Shrier, Imprimis, June/ July 2021, V. 50, Number 6/7 • Hslda.org • www.edchoice.org/ engage/u-s-census-bureauhousehold-pulse-survey-showshomeschooling-is-booming/ Connie Pillsbury is an independent opinion columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at conniepillsbury22@gmail.com.

suggested that a Mediterranean style of diet, including eating at least two servings of fish a week, such as salmon, helps to slow cognitive decline. Additionally, note that excessive alcohol consumption has been linked to cognitive decline. Writing this article was one example of risk-taking. I was taking the risk of being seen as being stupid or not presenting anything valuable. On the other hand, if anyone finds this article meaningful or helpful, then this has been rewarding for me and worthwhile for the readers. Your comments or reactions are welcomed. Daniel Rich is an independent columnist, retired therapist, and Veteran, having served in the Signal Corp in Germany as part of the US Occupation Forces. You can reach him by email at djrich9133@sbcglobal.net..

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20211960 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: BEEWENCH FARM, 1676 CIRCLE B RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: DAVID J L LODEN, 1676 CIRCLE B RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, ANNE M DEFEYTER-LODEN, 1676 CIRCLE B RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ DAVID J L LODEN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/09/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/06/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office.

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certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/19/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 608 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212066 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: GARAGETEK BAIT COMPANY, 8670 SANTA ROSA RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: GRAHAM MICHAEL GROVE, 8670 SANTA ROSA 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/ GRAHAM MICHAEL GROVE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/18/2021 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. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/18/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 609 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212063 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CASA DE LUNA, 8805 CARMELITA AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: STEVE ROBERT RODRIGUEZ, 8805 CARMELITA AVE, 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/ STEVE ROBERT RODRIGUEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/18/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 06/08/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/18/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 610 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212088 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SIERRA THOMPSON FINE ART, 69610 PARKFIELD COLINGA RD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: SIERRA K THOMPSON, 69610 PARKFIELD COLINGA RD, SAN MIGUEL, CA93451 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/ SIERRA K THOMPSON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/20/2021 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. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/20/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 611 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212062 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: MID-STATE PERFORMANCE MARINE, 1946 WOOD DUCK LN, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: MID-STATE REPAIR & SERVICE, 1946 WOOD DUCK LN, 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/ MID-STATE REPAIR & SERVICE, ASHLEY CANDIDA PETERSON, VICE PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/18/2021 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. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/18/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 612 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20211950 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PAPIS’S 1 AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD, 5625 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: DAYSI GONZALEZ-CALDERA, 1152 MURRAY AVENUE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93405 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ DAYSI GONZALEZ-CALDERA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/06/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/06/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/06/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 613 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212068 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: STONEWORKS, 835 CAPITOLIO WAY SUITE 3, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: MICHAEL J ROHNER, 731 GROVE STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401, ANDREA B ROHNER, 731 GROVE STREET, 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.)

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/S/ ANDREA B ROHNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/18/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/15/2013 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/18/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 614 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20211980 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: B’Z KNEEZ FARM, 1810 THISTLE WAY, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: FIRST CRUSH INC., 1810 THISTLE WAY, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CALIFORNIA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ FIRST CRUSH INC., BECKY ZELINSKI - CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/10/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 05/17/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/10/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 615 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20211979 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PRECISION AG CONSULTING, 1810 THISTLE WAY, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: FIRST CRUSH, INC., 1810 THISTLE WAY, 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/ FIRST CRUSH, INC., BECKY ZELINSKI - CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/10/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/31/2015 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/10/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 616 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212076 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SIGN HERE NOTARY SERVICES, 14455 MESA ROAD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: SUSAN MARIE BURNS WATERMAN, 14455 MESA 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/ SUSAN M. B. WATERMAN, INDIVIDUAL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/19/2021 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. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/19/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 617 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20211947 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ PAINTING, 14060 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: JOSEPH ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ, 14060 EL CAMINO REAL, 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/ JOSEPH ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/06/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/06/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/06/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 620 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20211901 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: FERREYRA DRYWALL, 1374 MANHATTAN AVE APT A, GROVER BEACH, CA 93433, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: RODRIGO CRUZ, 1374 MANHATTAN AVE APT A, GROVER BEACH, CA 93433 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/ RODRIGO CRUZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/02/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 04/09/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/02/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 621 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212097 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: VOICE OF PASO, 1015 SAMANTHA DRIVE, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: STEVEN W MARTIN, 1015 SAMANTHA DRIVE, 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/ STEVEN W. MARTIN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/23/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/23/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/23/2026 PUB: 08/26, 09/02, 09/09, 09/16/2021 LEGAL CM 622 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212060 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: RIDE 5 TOURS, 1800 BELLA VISTA CT, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446-6374, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: WILLIAM ROBERT CUSIMANO, 1800 BELLA VISTA CT, 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/ WILLIAM R CUSIMANO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/17/2021 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. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/17/2026 PUB: 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23/2021 LEGAL CM 624 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212101 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: ACO’S PLUMBING AND HANDYMAN SERVICES, 875 RIVER ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: HERACLIO ANASTACIO GUITERREZ, 875 RIVER RD, 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/HERACLIO ANASTACIO GUTIERREZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/23/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/23/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/23/2026 PUB: 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23/2021 LEGAL CM 625 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212087 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: RESTORE THE BALANCE REGENERATIVE HEALTH, 7400 MORRO ROAD STE A, ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA (CA) 93422 , SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: KELLY J REED DAULTON, 622 CROCKER ST, TEMPLETON, CA 93465-5108 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/ KELLY J REED DAULTON, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/20/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/17/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/20/2026 PUB: 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23/2021 LEGAL CM 626 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212125 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: AC MEDIA, 8315 MORRO RD, STE 102, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: ANGELA M. CISNEROS, 9100 CARMELITA 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/ ANGELA M CISNEROS, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/26/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/18/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/26/2026 PUB: 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23/2021 LEGAL CM 627 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212045 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: BUENA VISTA MOBILE HOME PARK, 449 W. TEFFT STREET. NIPOMO, CA. 93444, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: BUENA VISTA MHP LLC, 500 GIUSEPPE COURT, SUITE #2, ROSEVILLE, CA. 95678 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/ BUENA VISTA MHP LLC, RON UBALDI, MANAGING MEMBER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/17/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/17/2015 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/17/2026 PUB: 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23/2021 LEGAL CM 628 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212090 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PASO ROBLES PREMIER PROPERTIES, 2569 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: SHERI D’AMICO, 2569 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE, 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/SHERI D’AMICO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/20/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/17/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/20/2026 PUB: 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23/2021 LEGAL CM 629 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212100 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: MARYS CLEANER SERVICES, 1255 CRESTON RD APT #30, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: MARIA DEL ROSARIO ALARCON, 1255 CRESTON RD APT #30, 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/ MARIA DEL ROSARIO ALARCON TORRES This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/23/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/23/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/23/2026 PUB: 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23/2021 LEGAL CM 630 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212138 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: KIDZ CARE, 1713 KLECK RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: MARTHA C GUTIERREZ, 1713 KLECK RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ MARTHA C GUTIERREZ, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/27/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/24/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/27/2026 PUB: 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23/2021 LEGAL CM 634 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212150 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CENTRAL COAST JANITORIAL, 124 LUBOVA WAY, SAN MIGUEL, CALIFORNIA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: EMILIA CANO-DE SALIGAN, 124 LUBOVA WAY, SAN MIGUEL, CALIFORNIA 93451 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all informa-

tion 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/ EMILIA CANO-DE SALIGAN, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/30/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 11/02/2000 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/30/2026 PUB: 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23/2021 LEGAL CM 636

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/ JAVIER PEREZ, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 09/01/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/24/2016 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 09/01/2026 PUB: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30/2021 LEGAL CM 642

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212105 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SANTELLAN VINEYARDS, 7750 HIGHWAY 101, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: SANTELLAN FARMS LLC, 7750 HIGHWAY 101, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CALIFORNIA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ SANTELLAN FARMS, LLC, MANAGING MEMBER, SCOTT SANTELLAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/24/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: TBD 8/19/21 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/24/2026 PUB: 09/02, 09/09, 09/16, 09/23/2021 LEGAL CM 637

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212120 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: ATASCADERO ULTRASOUND 3D/4D & DIAGNOSTIC, 9700 EL CAMINO REAL, STE 202, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: MARY LOUISE SPURGEON, 3305 SAN FERNANDO RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, JEREMY EUGENE SPURGEON, 3305 SAN FERNANDO 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/ MARY LOUISE SPURGEON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/25/2021 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. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/25/2026 PUB: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30/2021 LEGAL CM 643

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212163 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CRESTON GLASS, 5113 HIGHWAY 41 EAST, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: DEREK M SCOVILLE, 5113 HIGHWAY 41 EAST, 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/ DEREK M SCOVILLE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/31/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/31/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/31/2026 PUB: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30/2021 LEGAL CM 641 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212176 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: JALAPENO CITY, 1510 PARK STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: JAVIER PEREZ, 1216 CORRAL CREEK 5, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212174 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: MISS MARY LOU’S MAIDS, 1150 N STREET, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: MARY LOU MORSE-MCCLURE, 1150 N STREET, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ MARY LOU MORSE-MCCLURE, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 09/01/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/28/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 09/01/2026 PUB: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30/2021 LEGAL CM 645 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212027 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: COASTALGAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY, 727 S. HALCYON RD., ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: KIMBERLY MARIE SPEIER, 727 S. HALCYON


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RD., ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420 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/ KIMBERLY MARIE SPEIER, SOLE PROPRIETOR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/16/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 11/01/2008 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/16/2026 PUB: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30/2021 LEGAL CM 646 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212089 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: JRD FRAMING, 1430 STONEY CREEK RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: JESUS DIAZ ROBLES, 1430 STONEY CREEK RD., PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ JESUS DIAZ ROBLES This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/20/2021 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. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/20/2026 PUB: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30/2021 LEGAL CM 647 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212059 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: MENDOZA FARM, 1260 WILLOW CREEK RD., PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: TOMAS S. MENDOZA, 1260 WILLOW CREEK RD., PASO ROBLES, CA 93446

If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ TOMAS S MENDOZA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/17/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 10/24-2006 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/17/2026 PUB: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30/2021 LEGAL CM 648 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212051 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CAYUCOS INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP, 1724 SOUTH JOHNSON STREET, VISALIA, CA 93277, TULARE COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: JAMES M. PUTNAM AND PENELOPE E. PUTNAM, AS CO-TRUSTEES OF THE 2015 PUTNAM FAMILY TRUST, 1724 SOUTH JOHNSON STREET, VISALIA, CA 93277, JAMES M. PUTNAM AND PENELOPE E. PUTNAM, AS CO-TRUSTEES OF THE J. MARCUS PUTNAM INVESTMENT TRUST, 1724 SOUTH JOHNSON STREET, VISALIA, CA 93277, JAMES M. PUTNAM AND PENELOPE E. PUTNAM, AS CO-TRUSTEES OF THE ERICA E. WALKER INVESTMENT TRUST, 1724 SOUTH JOHNSON STREET, VISALIA, CA 93277 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/ JAMES M. PUTNAM, AS CO-TRUSTEE OF THE 2015 PUTNAM FAMILY TRUST This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/17/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: JANUARY 19, 2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/17/2026 PUB: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30/2021 LEGAL CM 649

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212165 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CAYUCOS DRYWALL, 6235 CHAMPAGNE LANE, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: RYAN MICHAEL BURR, 6235 CHAMPAGNE LANE, 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/ RYAN MICHAEL BURR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/31/2021 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. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/31/2026 PUB: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30/2021 LEGAL CM 651 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212114 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: OPEN RANGE CATERING, 6599 SAN GABRIEL ROAD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: CLASS ACT CATERING, 6599 SAN GABRIEL ROAD, ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA 93423 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/ CLASS ACT CATERING This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/25/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 05/14/2014 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 08/25/2026 PUB: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30/2021 LEGAL CM 653 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212183

THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PRESTADO A CASA, PRESTADA A CASA, 1022 MOUNTAIN SPRINGS ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: JULIE LOUISE LENT, 1022 MOUNTAIN SPRINGS ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, RICHARD A LENT, 1022 MOUNTAIN SPRINGS ROAD, 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/ JULIE L LENT, OWNERS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 09/02/2021 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. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 09/02/2026 PUB: 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30/2021 LEGAL CM 654 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212220 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: RUVIS BOWS AND MORE, 7125 PORTOLA RD UNIT 2, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: RUVI SOTO, 7125 PORTOLA RD UNIT 2, 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/ RUVI SOTO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 09/08/2021 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. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 09/08/2026 PUB: 09/16, 09/23, 09/30, 10/07/2021 LEGAL CM 655 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

File No 20212212 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: LEATHER HAMMER UPHOLSTERY, 1565 L STREET, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: GREGORY LYMAN GENT, 1565 L STREET, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ GREGORY LYMAN GENT, PROPRIETOR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 09/08/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 09/08/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 09/08/2026 PUB: 09/16, 09/23, 09/30, 10/07/2021 LEGAL CM 656 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212178 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: BEAR AND PROFIT, BEAR + PROPHET, 2720 OAKVIEW RD, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: DONATI FAMILY VINEYARD, INC., 2720 OAKVIEW RD, TEMPLETON, CA 93465 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/ DONATI FAMILY VINEYARDS, INC., MELISSA DALZIEL - OFFICE MANAGER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 09/01/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/01/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 09/01/2026 PUB: 09/16, 09/23, 09/30, 10/07/2021 LEGAL CM 657

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212200 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: KRONFLI FAMILY FARMS LLC, 1440 CALF CANYON HWY, CRESTON, CA 93432, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: KRONFLI FAMILY FARMS LLC, 1440 CALF CANYON HWY, CRESTON, CA 93432 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/ KRONFLI FAMILY FARMS LLC, EDWARD KRONFLI III, MANAGER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 09/07/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 09/06/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By AWEBSTER, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 09/07/2026 PUB: 09/16, 09/23, 09/30, 10/07/2021 LEGAL CM 658 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212113 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: LOS AMIGOS VINEYARD SUPPLY, 320 MESA GRANDE DR, SHANDON, CA 93461, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: DANIEL GONZALEZ LAZZO, 820 EXPERIMENTAL STATION RD APT 102, PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA 93446, MIGUEL GONZALEZ PAEZ, 320 MESA GRANDE DR, 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/ DANIEL GONZALEZ LAZZO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 08/24/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/16/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business

Name Statement, Expires 08/24/2026 PUB: 09/16, 09/23, 09/30, 10/07/2021 LEGAL CM 659 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212215 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PASO PAINTING AND DECORATING, 512 FEIN AVE. #A, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: JULIO CESAR TREVINO, 512 FEIN AVE. #A, 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/ JULIO CESAR TREVINO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 09/08/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 09/08/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 09/08/2026 PUB: 09/16, 09/23, 09/30, 10/07/2021 LEGAL CM 660 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20212239 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: TWISTED N TOSSED, 4155 DEL RIO ROAD, ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: PAMELA ELIZABETH GUIZAR, 4155 DEL RIO ROAD, 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/ PAMELA ELIZABETH GUIZAR, PROPRIETRESS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 09/13/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 09/07/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. HELEN NOLAN, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 09/13/2026

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WORSHIP DIRECTORY ATASCADERO GOSPEL CHAPEL 8205 Curbaril Ave. (corner of Curbaril & Atascadero Ave.): Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Ted Mort, Pastor. (805) 466-0175. atascaderogospelchapel.org AWAKENING WAYS SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY A New Thought Spiritual Community. Living the Consciously Awakened Life. Rev. Elizabeth Rowley Hogue Sun. 10:00am at the Pavilion 9315 Pismo Way 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 roomsame 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 A place of hope! Join new Pastor Aaron Smith and congregation for in-person worship on Sundays at 9 A.M. Services are also streamed on Facebook. Sunday School for all ages occurs after worship. Learn more about Bible studies and events at ourhopelutheran.org. 8005 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero. 805.461.0340. office@ourhopelutheran.org. LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER-LCMS 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero; 466-9350; Morning Bible class at 9 a.m. Sunday; Coffee and Sunday Worship with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Sunday; Thursday morning Bible class 10 a.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship; Developmentally disabled Bible class 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings; redeemeratascadero.org; redeemeratascadero@ gmail.com; Pastor Wayne Riddering. PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC We honor ancient scriptures, responding to God’s contemporary call to be just and kind.; Join us for Worship Sunday, 10 a.m.; Church School Sunday, 10:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship 11 a.m.; Men’s Bible Study, Wednesday, 8 a.m.; Women’s Bible Study, Friday, 10 a.m.; Youth Group; 1301 Oak St., Paso Robles; (805) 238-3321 ST. ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH 820 Creston 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- 12:00 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m.; Tues. 7 p.m. Spanish; Saturday 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Spanish Vigil Mass; Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.; Spanish Mass at 12:30PM. Father Rudolfo Contreras TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 940 Creston Road; 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.

some Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival material when Bren Randolph showed up. We got to talking about his seasoning blends, and I told him I was hooked on the barbie butz Original Blend. Both Bren COLUMNIST and Josh encouraged me to love using local foods and try some of his other blends products, especially now that are available and can when our local businesses be ordered on the website at need a boost. When we lived www.BrensBlends.com. The in Santa Barbara, our boat Chamber has a gift corner, and club members would meet for you’ll find a display of Bren’s barbecue dinners at Hidden Blends there, among other Valley Ranch located up the great gift items. San Marcos Pass. We all fell Imagine my surprise when in love with the salad dressJosh called to say that someing and begged to get the one dropped off a package for recipe or at least buy some to me there at the Chamber. You take home. However, I think guessed it. Bren left an assortthe owner knew exactly what ment of his blends for me to he had in mind and look at try. What a nice gift. Thank Hidden Valley Dressing now, you, Bren. more than 50 years later. The assortment included Several years ago, I was Spicy Blend, Smokey Blend, introduced to a seasoning Savory Blend, South West labeled Bren’s Original Blend. Blend, and Poultry Blend. I I began to use it on and in just understand that he has also about everything, including added a Lemon Pepper Blend Bloody Marys (as suggested on to the list. The spice blends the label.) I liked the idea that are gluten-free, sugar-free, and Bren Randolf, the “blender” contain no MSG. (my nickname for him), lives I’m anxious to weed in Atascadero. out those old spices in my One day I was in the cupboard and replace them Chamber working with Josh with my new collection! Cross, President/CEO, on The recipe that follows is

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Ingredients: • 1 fat-trimmed boned beef chuck roast (3 to 3½ lb.) • Fresh-ground pepper • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil • 3 medium carrots, peeled • 3 medium onions, chopped • 2/3 cup chopped celery • 3 cloves garlic, minced • ½ tsp dried thyme • ¼ tsp black peppercorns • 1 dried bay leaf • 1 cup Merlot or dry red wine • 1/3 cup canned tomato paste • 1½ tbsp cornstarch Directions: Rinse beef, pat dry, sprinkle with fresh-ground pepper. Melt butter in large skillet over high heat. Brown beef well on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Cut carrots in chunks. Combine carrots, onion, celery, garlic, thyme, peppercorns, and bay leaf in large slow-cooker. Place beef on vegetables; add drippings. In a small bowl, mix wine and

The Vet’s Revenge

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y veterinarian is world-famous in our county and the only person I know with an unlisted telephone number. There are various reasons why he doesn’t want to talk to me. Maybe it’s the heavy Powder River gate that is off its hinges at the entrance to the ranch or the corrugated road. Or it could be the fact that after he leaves some piece of expensive equipment behind, I call his wife and get him in trouble. Then there is the fact that I sold him some cows once... the keyword here is once. Or, he could be afraid that I will write something about him, which of course, I would never do. The “Ayatollah Cow” had prolapsed, and I asked the wife to go call the vet while I got the cow rounded up. Ayatollah was only about 30 yards away from the corrals

as the crow flies but 30 miles away as the cow flies. The Ayatollah is the smartest and meanest cow in the world, without a doubt. Gentleman was about to give up after about three hours. So I went with “Plan B.” I thought I knew which new calf belonged to the cow, so we put it in the back of the truck in an attempt to decoy the Ayatollah. I would ride Gentleman behind, gently pushing her in the right direction. The problem was that my wife had to stay in the back of the truck to keep the calf from jumping out, and I had to ride Gentleman. We were one person short, and the vet wasn’t there yet, which was just as well because “Plan B” didn’t work anyway. We finally had to bring in every single cow and then sort the Ayatollah off. After a lengthy delay, the vet and the cow were flushed with anger. In the meantime, the prolapse had gone back in. Figuring I didn’t want the trip to be a total waste, I had Doc give Gentleman his yearly shots, which is a “sore subject” because that is also

the result. Before Doc left, he looked at the baby calf and suggested that something may, in fact, be wrong with it. Now, there is nothing cuter in the world than a baby calf, and I surely didn’t want anything bad to happen to this one. Doc took a fecal sample. gave me a bag of green pills and smirked when he said to, “Give one pill twice a day until they are gone.” “Wait a minute, Doc. You mean I am supposed to separate the Ayatollah from her baby twice a day?” “Yes,” he said with a “Get Even” look in his eye. There must have been a million green pills in the sack that Doc had given me. I think they were reproducing. In separating the cow from her calf, I sacrificed the dog and the wife once... the keyword being “once.” I used the wife as a decoy with the instructions, “Ayatollah is just bluffing. You get her attention, and I’ll swoop in and give the baby its green pill.” The Ayatollah proceeded to put my wife through the fence before swinging in my direction. I’d

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just as it is written in my 2001 edition of Sunset’s Recipe Annual. However, don’t be afraid to substitute some of Bren’s Original Blend for the spices. Be creative and enjoy the process by making it your own.

he Dictionary.com definition of the word transcend is to go beyond the range or limits of something. When someone is transcending, they rise above or go beyond, overpass; exceed; transcend the limits of thought; as kindness transcends courtesy. To transcend is to outdo or outshine in excellence, to elevate, etc. A lot is going on in the world right now. As spiritual beings having a human experience, we are called to bring the light. We shine the light inward first to ourselves and then outward to the world.

Sometimes we allow our light to be dimmed by the heaviness of the conditions and circumstances we see around us. When we feel the pain of others, it breaks our hearts. We are called to transcend the darkness and sorrow we feel at times such as these and step into the light. There’s a great story about a farmer who had a donkey he loved very much. One day that donkey fell into a well. The farmer didn’t know what he could do to get the donkey out. Finally, he decided the donkey was old and had lived a good life, and he gave up any hope of saving him. So the farmer invited his neighbors to help shovel dirt into the well to cover it up and prevent any other tragedies. They began shoveling the dirt into the well, and the donkey realized what was happening. With each shovel

of dirt that hit his back, the donkey would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, the donkey was able to step over the edge of the well and happily trot off into the sunset. The moral of that story is that you may get dirt shoveled on you - to get out of the well of darkness you are stuck in, shake it off, and take a step up. I remember as a kid watching Mr. Rogers on television. He was a friendly, happy man adored by kids and parents alike. Do you remember the song, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” The lyrics went like this, “it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won’t you be my neighbor?” I can see Mr. Rogers now, putting on a sweater about to head outside.

tomato paste; pour over meat and vegetables. Cover. Cook 8 to 9 hours on low, or 5 to 6 hours on high. Turn meat over halfway through cooking. Remove beef, skim fat from liquid in cooker. Blend cornstarch with 1½ tablespoons water; pour into cooker and stir often until sauce is bubbling, 10 to 15 minutes. Arrange vegetables around beef and spoon sauce on the meat. Serve with mashed potatoes. Cheers! Barbie Butz is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at barbiewb@hotmail.com.

given the calf its pill and got out of the way just in time to see the calf spit it out. The calf was losing its “cuteness” real fast. I used every trick I knew in the dark days that followed to separate the pair. The “Raging Cow” came unhinged, along with my gates, twice a day. I dreaded the routine; my wife was getting tired of washing my Levi’s, and the calf sure looked healthy to me. It could sure kick anyway. I thought of leaving the cow in the squeeze chute for four days, and I called the vet to see if they didn’t make one “great big, long-lasting green pill.” I could tell that he enjoyed telling me, “No.” When I’d finally used up the bag of green pills, the Avenger called and told me that he’d received the tests back from the lab and, “Maybe, “there wasn’t anything wrong with the calf after all. Imagine that! Heh, heh, heh.” Lee Pitts is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email him at leepitts@leepittsbooks.com.

Fred Rogers once said, “When I was a boy, and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” We are bringers of the light. Perhaps we bring the light to ourselves this week by looking for the helpers. We can bring the light to others by inviting them to look for the helpers too. If we are to transcend separation and division, we must go beyond the appearance of things, transcending circumstances and conditions, abiding in oneness. Shake it off, take a step up and look for the helpers. 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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North County Girls Varsity Take First at Morro Bay Invite 3-mile course includes a trek through the sands of Morro Strand State Beach BY NEIL FARRELL

NORTH COUNTY — Paso Robles High School’s senior cross country runner, Charlotte Castelli, was the top North County runner, taking first place in the Girl’s Varsity race at the Morro Bay Invitational held Sept. 11, out-pacing second-place finisher, Templeton senior Madeline Bobbitt, by over 30 seconds. Paso’s Sydney Moore, a junior, came in third. Castelli clocked 19 minutes, 11.5 seconds on the challenging 3-mile course that includes a trek through the sands of Morro Strand State Beach, a stretch that makes Morro Bay as tough as any course, anywhere. Castelli’s time was an average of 6:23.9 per mile. Bobbitt crossed the finish line at 19:40, and Moore’s time was 19:36.5. Atascadero High’s Isabela Ward, a senior, was 16th in the race, which had 157 runners from schools throughout San Luis Obispo County and several Central Valley Schools as well. That’s important because the local schools compete in the CIF playoffs against Central Valley schools, and one never knows who they will meet at the State Championships in Clovis at the end of November. Templeton freshman, Kylie Bell, was 23rd in 20:51.6. Atascadero junior Amelie Lovo finished 29th in 21:23.5, and Kylie Troy, a freshman from Paso Robles, was 51st in 22:12.4. Atascadero’s Quinn Dubrul was 57th in 22:34. Junior Kelsey Hammond of Paso Robles finished 59th in 22:36, and Templeton senior, Ava Lawrence was 65th in 22:50.8, with Paso’s Molly Came, a senior, hot on her heels in 22:54.4 to take 66th place. Paso’s Xochlit Luis Lopez, a senior, was 73rd in 23:03.2 and Templeton’s Ashlyn Estes 90th in 23:49.8. Templeton senior Marianna Perez was 95th in 23:49.8. Paso sophomore Kalani Gaviola clocked 25:49. In the boy’s varsity race, Clovis High’s Nathaniel Avila, a senior, won the race in 15:16.8—posting an impressive time of 5:05.6 per mile—with Templeton sophomore Joshua Bell a close second in 15:18.8. Paso’s Diego Ortega was

21st in 16:31.2. Senior Cameron Leclair of Paso Robles was 34th in 17:10.4, with Kilian Pankowski, a senior from Templeton 47th in 17:40.5. Templeton freshman Silas Buchanan was 52nd in 17:51.9, and Joseph Martinez, a junior from Paso Robles, took 53rd in 17:54.8. Nicholas Jansen, a sophomore from Templeton, was 56th in 17:58.9, and Atascadero junior Kyle Shatwell took 58th in 18:03.9. Nikita Norton of Templeton, a sophomore, was 60th in 18:05, with Paso senior Manuel Cruz 65th in 18:15.9. Atascadero junior Karl Walrod was 69th in 18:20.4 and Templeton senior Zach Gonzalez 85th in 18:52.3. Atascadero junior Dane Hardy was 89th in 18:56.8, with Paso junior Tristan Poggi, taking 92nd place in 18:59.6. Rounding out the North County runners were Lincoln Leavitt, a Templeton senior clocking 19:02.2; Atascadero’s Keadon Knight, a senior crossing the line in 19:42.9 and Atascadero sophomore, Alexander Fonseca 117th in 20:16.4 out of a total of 169 runners. The early season meet is popular among local and valley schools as it gives the kids a good challenge just as the season gets underway. And schools from hot climates—like the North County—get a chance to run in Morro Bay’s cooler environment. The morning of Sept. 11 saw the typical morning fog make the air heavy with moisture but no doubt a welcome respite from the stifling heat of the inland areas. No team scores are kept at the Morro Bay Invitational, and many schools split their teams up so their younger harriers can compete against their peers in junior varsity and freshman races. Of note, the top North County finisher in the boy’s JV race was Templeton’s Cohen Wallace, a sophomore who clocked 18:57.2, good for 22nd place. And in the girl’s JV race, Paso’s Kimberly Morales Torres, a junior, was 18th in 24:27 to lead North County runners. Armando Saavdera, a freshman from Paso Robles, won the boy’s freshman race (2 miles) in 13:17.5, with Paso’s Bishop Morsette fifth in 13:37.6. In the girl’s freshman race, Atascadero’s Frannie Perry was third in 15:43.7, with Paso’s Jordan Hammond 19th in 18:16.5 to lead the North County runners.

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oration for the 20th anniversary of 9/11, which was a special and patriotic evening in which community members gathered at City Hall and Sunken Gardens to honor the thousands of lives lost 20 years ago. Saturday will be the final Summer Concert Series at the Atascadero Lake Park Bandstand from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Rickard offered a big thank you to Kiwanis of Atascadero for their graffiti clean-up volunteer work and Sherwin Williams and Terra Paint for donating paint for the clean-up project. “We are grateful for their efforts to keep our community beautiful,” said Rickard. “They do such a great job... This is what makes Atascadero great!” Rickard announced the upcoming Cornhole tournament on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17 and. 18 at The Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles.The proceeds from this event benefit the Boys and Girls Club and Boy Scout Troop 51. The Creek and Salinas River clean-up day will be this Saturday, Sep. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. For information, contact the Public Works Department. The Art, Wine, and Brew tour will happen on Friday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advanced and $25 at the door. John Neil from Atascadero Mutual Water Co. and the Groundwater Sustainability Agency presented an update on work being done for Atascadero Basin Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP). Neil shared the goal of the Atascadero Basin GSP, which “is to continue the sustainable management of groundwater resources for the benefit of Basin stakeholders and to avoid undesirable results throughout the 20-year Sustainable Groundwater Management Act implementation horizon and beyond. In adopting this GSP, it is the express goal of the GSA to balance the needs of all groundwater uses and users through effective management actions and project implementation.” If the public has questions, they can go to atascaderobasin.com and use their communications portal. Public Works Director Nick DeBar made a presentation on the striping of Morro Road, in which he addressed the confusion expressed by residents and Council members alike.The section between Atascadero Ave. and Portola Ave. seems to be the portion of the project causing the most confusion. “CalTrans is still not done with the painting,” said DeBar, “which has added to some of the confusion.” DeBar explained that the empty “buffer” spaces had been left open for potential landscape buffers to be added at a future date. He also stated that HWY-41 was designed as a four-lane highway, but studies have shown that residents don’t want a 4-lane highway. The conversation revolved around the universal confusion around exactly where to park and that the public has been almost invariably parking in the wrong spots. There was a clear focus on making sure the public knew that they would not be ticketed for incorrect parking, at least in the short term, until people get the hang of it. DeBar stated that California Highway Patrol will not ticket cars here and that it is Atascadero Police Department’s responsibility. It was suggested that educational flyers would be produced

and distributed to incorrectly parked vehicles instead of tickets. DeBar attributed the confusion to the striping being completed in portions, suggesting that if it had been painted all at once, people likely would have understood the intent, but since it was completed in portions— and is still unfinished—it’s been a bit confusing. Mayor Moreno opened the subject up to public forum, and caller Deborah McCrell stated that she was “so delighted” with the state of HWY-41. “What a huge improvement and benefit to our town.” The caller then shifted to address the confusion. “It is a little crazy, and I’m familiar with the road, and I’m married to a traffic engineer, and I’m still confused, so I think education for the public is going to be really important.” The caller suggested public announcements and signage. “It’s not normal at all the way they have that. Those bike lanes should absolutely be colored green like in San Luis Obispo because otherwise there’s no knowledge for people to know that those are bike lanes.” Eric Daniels called in to explain to the public why they are seeing so many outages lately. He stated that PG&E is upgrading safety protections to reduce the likelihood of PG&E being the cause of wildfire in the event of an object coming in contact with power lines. However, he explained that while this makes the system safer, it also results in more outages and longer restoration times. Another caller expressed concern for zoning issues regarding accessory dwelling units specific to his neighborhood. Next, an ordinance to amend title 11 of the Atascadero Municipal Code related to Dedications, Tentative Maps, Parcel and Final Maps, and Subdivision improvements was opened up for a public hearing.There were no council members or members of the public who wished to speak on the item, and the meeting moved on to Management Reports. The first report was the East Mall at Centennial Plaza vacant lots study session presented by Atascadero Community Development Director Phil Dunsmore, in which he presented options for the development of five vacant lots on East Mall and how the Council might direct the development of these lots to best meet the City’s economic development goals for the downtown area. There was an emphasis on developing the area surrounding the downtown to ensure that the space is shared by the whole community, provide for a strong and distinctive downtown area, and promote downtown as the City’s cultural, entertainment, and commercial center. Several possibilities were presented as options, including the possibility of using the space as a parking lot which could add 30-40 parking spaces. The possibility of public restrooms was also presented, but concern was raised that while they could be beneficial, they could also attract criminal activity if not properly kept up and surrounded by constant foot traffic and events.The possibility of opening up the space was presented in order to hold larger events and stage food trucks. The option the Council found most attractive was the idea of working with private developers to create a retail space with restaurants, nightlife, and boutiques to attract after-hours foot traffic, entertainment, dining, and shopping.

Director Dunsmore recommended that the Council consider creating a Planned Development (PD) Overlay Zone to really customize the zoning and the design that can happen and make the properties available for someone who wanted to design a restaurant or a mixed-use commercial/residential building that would stand out and attract the public. There is one existing structure on the lot that has been determined to be not salvageable. It has been assessed and found to have water damage and dry rot. Dunsmore stated that it needs to be removed regardless of decisions made for the use of the properties. Members of the Council expressed a strong desire for public outreach in order to get a better idea of what the public would want to see go into these properties. There was also talk of the adjacent lot, which is privately owned and is too small to be feasible in developing a commercial space. Dunsmore stated that the owners of the lot have expressed interest in acquiring the adjoining lot owned by the City in order to make their property large enough to develop. There was talk of offering up the properties for free in order to incentivize developers and to release the City from having to upkeep them. Whatever the intended use, the State-mandated Surplus Land Act process takes six months and mandates that the City must first offer the property over to affordable housing. Dunsmore stated that in conversations with developers, it would seem affordable housing developers do not have interest in the property, especially if the PD Overlay stipulated restrictions on such things as parking lots and residences on the ground floor, at which point he anticipated it would then be passed back to the City to decide what to do with the properties. The Mayor asked for an informal consensus from council members, and the general consensus was to pursue public outreach in regard to private development—restaurants in particular—with hopes of incorporating bathrooms, and to develop a PD Overlay for the property as well. Mayor Moreno said that she agrees with moving down the PD Overlay Process. She stated that she has heard for decades from residents who want retail and restaurants around the Sunken Gardens. The conversation then turned to the look and feel of the buildings, and all of the council members emphasized their desire for the buildings to adopt a look and feel that compliments both City Hall and La Plaza while still remaining unique. The next item was to correct a typo in ordinance 646 — section 4 of the Planning and Zoning Text Amendments Annual Code Update. The correction was approved 5-0. Councilmember Dariz announced that this past weekend, “Atascadero lost one of our great community members and a personal friend.” Jimmy Quinones passed away last Saturday. Quinones was a past Atascadero Citizen of the Year. He helped regularly with El Camino Homeless Organization, delivered birthday cakes to the elderly every month, and was an active member of Atascadero Kiwanis Club. “He will be sorely missed,” said Dariz. Councilmember Bourbeaux announced that a resolution passed today for the county to withdraw from the Joint Powers Agreement that makes up the Integrated Waste Management Authority.

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A special thank you to this year’s sponsors: Premier Sponsors • Best Ever Pads / Ryan & Tammy White • Key Termite & Pest Control / Tyler Bennet • Premier Ag / Glen & Annie McWilliams • Rohrer Hay & Feed / Linda Rohrer • Long Branch Saloon/ Brian & Christine Pritt • Spurr Co./ Dave Spurr Diamond Horseshoe • California Custom Trailer & Power Sports • Calportl& Construction/ Doyle Davis • Midstate Solid Waste & Recycle / Brad Goodrow • Outback Internet LLC / John Rees • Wayne Cooper Ag Services / Charity Doherty • Wilson Creek Comm./ Steve & Kristie Terry Golden Horseshoe • American Riviera Bank / Ann Hansen • Aptos Smoke Tree LLC / Mike Romelfanger • Bitterwater Outfitters / Tara Grant • Blue Sky Ranch / Karen Willer • Central Coast Trailer / Pam Wilken • Christensen Equine Vet Services / Justin Christensen • Greg’s Porta Potty’s / Greg Perez • Hubbell Real Estate Group/ David Hubbell • Mark’s Tire Service / Mark & Lisa Jennings • Movement For Life Phys. Therapy/ Jason Roda • Nutrien Ag Services/ Darin Chabot • Plasvacc USA Inc. / Heather Alspach • Pamela Pierson & Mike Young • Shadle Insurance/ Jon & Elizabeth Shadle • Water Gap Saver LLC / Mike & Terrie Estrada • WildWind Manor/ Oksana & Sh&on Tovt • Hartzell Horizontal Drilling/ Jim Hartzell • Zapata Ranch/ Steve C. Boneso Silver Horseshoe • 2D Ryan Ranch / Noel & Nancy Ryan • 777 Auction Company / Jessica Bertoni

9/11 CONTINUED FROM A1

When they passed over the top of the Historic City Hall, the right-wing of the formation with Chief Couch and George Marrett climbed into the sky in a poignant flight path known as the “Missing Man” maneuver to honor all those first responders and others who were lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The event featured a patriotic performance of The Star-Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful and musical performances by Painted Red Music and Unfinished Business.

Memorial Stairclimb

Across the nation, firefighters and the public honor the 343 first responders who gave their lives to help others on 9/11 by climbing 110 stories—the equivalent of the highest point of the World Trade Center. According to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, which sponsors the stair climbs, the event honors the memories of first responders who died that day and symbolizes the completion of their heroic journeys to save others. In remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks, 20th anniversary, Templeton Fire hosted a 9/11 Memorial Stairclimb at Templeton High School’s Football Stadium, which started at 8:30 a.m. Several community members joined the firefighters as they continued the annual tradition in honor of their fallen comrades. Atascadero Firefighters and Chief Officers met at Atascadero

• Action Glass / Paula Brown • Allgood Cust. Leather/ Matt & Meagan Allgood • A.Spurr Trucking/ Ashley Spurr • Berkshire Hathaway Home Services / Jana LynKaba • Bernard Ranch/ Ron Bernard • Blarney Stone Ranch/ Jeff VanNest • Browder Painting / Ryan & Jennifer Browder • Cabernet Links Golf/ Gwen Erskine • Central Coast Propane / Scott Lindberg • Coast Pipe / Kris Broucaret • Double Barrel Blues/ Brittany Gamble • Empey Inc. Custom Homes / Julie Empey • Farriers Warehouse/ Murt & Jessica Stewart • Filipponi & Thompson Drilling / Ned Thompson • Greg Wiemann Const./ G. Wiemann • Giubbini, Bob & Donna • Granite Ridge Christian Camp / Brad Zimmer • Houck, Chuck & Vikki • J B Dewar Inc. / Ken Dewar • Mazzi Well Drilling/ Chad & Katy Mazzi • Navajo Rock & S&/ Judy Lewis • Pacwell Consulting / Mike Horwath • Paso Robles Pioneer Day/ Shane McCormack • Jeff & Alyssa Rigby • R&S Enterprises/ Raymond & Susan Smith • Sierra Thompson Fine Art/ Sierra Thompson • The Loading Chute/ David & Dana Zepeda • Viborg S& & Gravel / Paul Viborg Friends of the Rodeo • Crestonnews.org/ Ann Spencer • Farm Supply Co./ Pam Pickering • Idler’s/ Jennifer Idler • Shadow Run Vineyard & Winery/ Les & Susan Evans • The Metal Shed/ Bruce & Rosie Hebron • Western Janitor Supply Co./ Linda Buss • Bernice Raymond • Dave Christy Kids Dummy Roping • Rohrer Hay & Feed High School on Friday, Sept. 10. Students in Jeff Spiller’s Physical Education class participated in a stair climb workout in honor of those who were lost in the Twin Towers on 9/11. Fire Battalion Chief Miranda provided some history of that day’s tragic events before the climb to help young students understand the ultimate sacrifice made by many that day. It was shared that despite the heat, many sets of stairs were conquered. On Sept. 11, they shared the following statement via social media, “Twenty years ago today, our nation came under attack, and 2,977 lives were lost. While this unthinkable tragedy is forever etched in our soul…so are the countless stories of bravery that day from first responders and civilians that gave the ultimate sacrifice while saving others. A grief-struck nation came together to mourn the loss of so many lives and to offer unwavering support to the friends and families of those that perished. Today, let us remember not only the heart-breaking events that were inflicted upon us that 9/11….but also the strength and resolve that carried us through the aftermath as we all came together to heal as a nation.”

Fort Hunter Liggett

The Fort Hunter Liggett community came together to honor the lives lost twenty years ago, Sept. 11, 2001, on Friday, Sept. 10. The procession and memorial service was held to honor and pay tribute to all those who had died.

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Item 32 was regarding the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector (ACTTC) to conduct fiscal analyses and prepare fiscal impact statements for any future county ballot measures initiated locally that are deemed to fiscally impact San Luis Obispo County. The goal of this policy is to create a consistent, apolitical, financial analysis of proposed changes after considering all potential costs and fiscal impacts to the County and its economy. The item was approved. Item 33 was a hearing to consider the addition of the Ground Water Sustainability Director and to add the job to the unclassified center, as well as approval of the fund center 205. The motion to approve was made by Supervisor Debbie Arnold and seconded by Supervisor Dawn Ortiz-Legg. Supervisor Gibson added a discussion to say that while he’ll support the approval, he maintains that the means by which this position is ultimately funded and the position it oversees is an important one for the Board to consider. He states that it should not be funded by the general fund but rather by the beneficiaries of the services. The motion passed 5-0. The Board then went into closed session and a break for lunch, after which there was nothing to report. The afternoon session continued without Chairperson Lynn Compton for undisclosed reasons. Item 35 and 36 were two separate hearings to appeal to allow for residences to be built within Cambria. The proposed project had been approved by the Planning Commission but appealed on the grounds that it wasn’t approved by the Coastal Commission due to the lack of water in the Cambria district. Cambria is an area that has been severely affected by drought and in 2001 put a moratorium on building as further users could not be safely added. Throughout the hearing, it was reported that the two properties in question are part of the grandfathered parcels as prior to the 2001 moratorium, these units already had water meters installed and have been paying meter fees, and thereby are included in the units considered to already exist in Cambria. The argument against the lots maintained that Cambria simply didn’t have enough water, the water available for fires is too minimal, and the streams and rivers are dangerously low, which could cause strain to the wildlife living in those water areas. The Board ultimately decided with a 4-0 vote to deny the appeal and uphold the planning commission’s decision to allow the project to continue. Item 37 was a hearing to consider an appeal by Tyler Mitchell of Engrained LLC to establish an outdoor cannabis growing operation in the Northeast area of Creston. The original project was denied on several grounds, one of which was that the originally proposed project was more of a commercial operation and not a fit for the area. The appellant returned with a revised project to fix the areas of concern. Supervisor Gibson moved to uphold the appeal, approve the project, adding the standard indemnity condition that gets added to appeals, and approve mitigated negative declaration with Supervisor Ortiz-Legg in opposition. The motion passed 3-1 with Supervisor Ortiz-Legg in opposition. The next meeting of the Board of Supervisors is set to be held on Sept. 28, and the meeting agenda can be found on the district’s website when it becomes available at slocounty.ca.gov/ Departments/Board-of-Supervisors/ Board-Meetings,-Agendas-andMinutes.aspx

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