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Libby Ryan ‘Just Baked’ Her Way to National Competition Ryan had no idea that after filming last February, her life and business would change dramatically due to COVID-19 By CAMILLE DeVAUL camille@pasoroblespress.com PASO ROBLES — Local baker, Libby Ryan, competed on Food Network’s Chopped Sweets which aired this past week. Ryan, Just Baked Cake Studio and Bakery owner, competed on the show’s ‘Bejeweled and Bedazzled’ episode and took home second place! Chopped Sweets is hosted by Scott Conant, an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, and frequent host and judge of many Food Network competition shows. During Chopped Sweets, Conant challenges four pastry chefs to create desserts using random ingredients with an extremely tight time limit. Chefs competed in three rounds showcasing a different technique in each one: candied, baked, and frosted. After each round of competition, one pastry chef is eliminated from the competition. The last chef standing gets to claim the $10,000 prize! About three years ago, Ryan was on another Food Network competition to make Cat Cora and Nichole Ehrlich’s

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Libby Ryan (third from the left) owner of Just Baked Cake Studio located in the Paso Robles Market Walk with her team, talks National Competition and pivoting her business. Contributed photo

wedding cake. Cora made history in 2005 by becoming the first woman Iron Chef. While Ryan did not win the competition to make Cora’s wedding cake, she was hired to cater Cora’s rehearsal dinner. Food Network invited Ryan back to compete on another Food Network show. After several Zoom interviews, Ryan was asked to compete on Chopped Sweets ‘Bejeweled and Bedazzled’ episode, filmed in February 2020, right before California went into lockdown due to the pandemic. Judges for the episode were Natalie Sideserf

and Maneet Chauhan. “It was a ton of fun, and it is very much like what you see--it is really only 30 minutes, you are using foreign equipment that you don’t know how to use. You are trying not to trip over hundreds of camera wires and people because they are at every angle of you,” Ryan said. For round one, Ryan used the required ingredients honeydew melon, giant ring candy, silver leaf, and mosaic jello mold to create churros with a gelatin mold chantilly and pistachio brittle!

“The judges were amazing but really tough,” said Ryan, but she moved on through the competition with many praises from the judges. After the first round, host Conant asked Ryan why she wanted to become a pastry chef. Ryan went on to share her story. For Ryan’s son’s ninth birthday, he wanted a skateboard cake. Ryan explained as a single mother working in retail; she couldn’t afford CONTINUED ON PAGE A15

Wild Fields Brewhouse Adapting and Shifting Throughout the Pandemic

PASO ROBLES — California Mid-State Fair (CMSF) board members are “cautiously optimistic” the show will go on for a 2021 fair. CMSF board members are developing two plans for this summer’s fair scheduled set for Jul. 21 - Aug. 1. Either way, the fair will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary. Tom Keffury, the CMSF spokesperson, explains the public’s safety is their top priority. Plan A for CMSF is to have a fair, with all California’s safety measures in place. However, Plan A can only happen if the county moves into the yellow tier. If San Luis Obispo County makes it to the Yellow Tier with enough time, the fair will go on with safety protocols in place. CONTINUED ON PAGE A15

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operating just on creative beer sales, Wild Fields Brewhouse was once again allowed to open its doors for some indoor dining. Hearing the news, the owners sprang into action, hiring and training new staff but once again, the rug was pulled out from underneath them just a few weeks later. “We got to the end of May when they said we could reopen with some indoor dining,” Jacque said. “So, we rehired a team and got people back in place. A lot of our team members didn’t come back due to concerns with COVID or family members they had to take care of or those sorts of things.” For a few weeks, it seemed as operations might go back to as normal as can be during a pandemic but come July, they were once again forced to close their doors and began searching for a new way to get business. “In July, we decided to focus strictly on distribution,” Jacque said. “It was always our Plan C, but it was forced to become

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles City Council met on Tuesday, Feb. 17, for their regularly scheduled meeting. Prior to the meeting, the Board met in closed session to discuss three items, one public employment regarding the City Manager position and conference with Real Property Negotiators regarding 1345 Park Street and 1955 Theater Drive. According to interim City Attorney Kimberly Hood, council gave direction, but there is no reportable action. Batalon Cheif Randy Harris presented the COVID-19 Community update, which included information regarding vaccinations and SLO County remaining in the Purple Tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy (info at emergencyslo.org at this time. Following Harris, Shonna Howenstine, Civic Engagement Coordinator, gave an update on the Multi-lingual COVID Outreach program. The meeting continued by the Council unanimously approving the development of a 79 unit, low-income senior housing. The new senior housing will be located on a 4.21-acre parcel in the Woodland Plaza II shopping center south of Niblick and west of River Road (next to the former JCPenny). The housing development will be dedicated to low-income, active seniors aged 62 years and older. From the agenda report: “The project is a single building proposed to be designed with varying heights ranging from 1-story to 3-stories tall. Project amenities include a residents’ center, laundry facilities, central courtyard, community garden, barbecue area, and pedestrian pathways throughout with connectivity to the commercial shopping center. Additionally, the project includes a revised parking area and a new ADA pathway for access to the Salinas River trail.” Councilman John Hamon raised questions on the site’s security in its location. The development owner assured Council there would be two key entrances and security cameras throughout the building and parking lot.

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After implementing “Plan C,” Wild Fields beer can now be purchased throughout California By CONNOR ALLEN connor@pasoroblespress.com ATASCADERO — There are few things more challenging to do in a normal year than open up a new successful business. Make that business a restaurant and brewery, and the odds become even a little tougher, toss in a global pandemic. It seems nearly impossible, but that is exactly what Wild Field Brewhouse in Atascadero accomplished in 2020. Wild Fields Brewhouse opened its doors for its grand opening in 2019, on Dec. 6, but it wasn’t long before they were forced to shut their doors and get very creative with their business plan. They have been forced to continually adapt to the ever-changing rules and regulations that have come with COVID-19 but have rolled with punches hoping to come

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Ryan and Jacque Fields owners of Wild Fields Brewery faced the challenges of 2020 by remaining focused and dedicated to their dream. Photo courtesy of Wild Fields

out stronger on the other side. “February felt pretty promising. We felt pretty good, and then by Mar. 10, we saw our sales drastically fall,” Co-owner Jacque Fields said. “We closed on Mar. 16. Literally three months into being open. Then we moved strictly into beer, we tried having the kitchen open for two weeks, but it was just too hard with my husband and I doing all of it.”

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Faced with no ability to serve food and no end in sight, Wild Fields moved to curbside pick-up, creating fun deals and ways for residents to still get a hold of their fantastic beer. With their numbers dropping drastically, Jacque and Ryan Fields reached out to their landlord, the Madonna Group, who graciously offered their help in such a difficult time. In May, after a few months

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Paso Cares’ Homeless Services Feeding Program Provides Support Transitioning to ECHO

Paso Mayor Steve Martin Speaks on COVID Update

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STAFF REPORT PASO ROBLES — In light of hopeful tier changes coming soon, Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin spoke to the public in a video regarding COVID-19. “Hello and greetings. This is Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin. There’s good news today regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Locally and nationally, the spread of the virus is slowing. Fewer people are testing positive, fewer people are being hospitalized, and fewer people are dying. For more than a year, we’ve been playing defense with this scourge; now we can finish this fight. If local trends continue, we may be able to ascend from the purple tier of restrictions and begin a more comprehensive opening of our businesses and our facilities. To accomplish that, we must do two things. First, get vaccinated. A significant number of front-line workers and elderly have already been inoculated. Go to readyslo.org to learn when it’s your turn and make an appointment at one of the three vaccination centers in San Luis Obispo county. And if you are tech challenged, you can call (805)543-2444 for assistance. Yes, it will take some time and patience, but it’s crucial we all receive the vaccine as soon as possible. Second. Don’t let your guard down—face masking, social distancing, hand washing, more important than ever. The virus is going down, and we have to keep it down. Get vaccinated as soon as possible and double down on infection control. We’re going on offense against COVID-19, and we all have a part to play to rid our community of this pandemic. This is Paso Robles Mayor, Steve Martin, reminding you to stay informed, stay involved, and stay strong, Paso Robles. We’ll talk again soon.” To view the video, visit youtube.com/embed/ YoY1QGWPPuo?rel=0.

PASO ROBLES — Paso Cares’ Homeless Services feeding program, People’s Kitchen, will now be run by El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO). The feeding program has moved to its new location at the Motel 6 shelter location. In the spring of 2020, Paso Cares partnered with ECHO. ECHO provided a volunteer coordinator, paid for by Paso Cares, to oversee and run People’s Kitchen. After the new ECHO shelter opened at Motel 6 in Paso Robles, the feeding program was moved there from Riverside Avenue and 24th Street. Paso Cares fully supported ECHO during their negotiation process for the Motel 6 shelter.

According to Paso Cares’ President Anthony Ritter, Paso Cares supported ECHO by talking with various local agencies and addressing the City Council. “Paso Cares’ organization realized that when the feeding moved to ECHO’s new shelter, it would be better to run everything through ECHO. It would make more sense for our volunteers to work directly for ECHO. The fact that ECHO’s Volunteer Coordinator has coordinated the meal service over the last nine months made the transition smooth,” said Ritter. Paso Cares’ Homeless Services was started by a group of people wanting to provide an emergency warming shelter for the homeless during the winter months. People’s Kitchen, the Paso Cares’ feeding program,

began so volunteers could observe the client, make sure they were not a threat to themselves or others and provide them with at least one meal a day. According to Ritter, Paso Cares is currently looking for other ways to help the homeless and less fortunate. “Motel 6 is a great start and will accomplish much for the homeless population, but there are those that will slip through the cracks, and there is plenty more work that needs to be done to help,” said Ritter. The evening meal is served from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Motel 6 ECHO shelter. The meal is open to anyone facing hunger and homelessness or is receiving shelter at the ECHO Shelter. For more information, visit Paso Cares at pasocares.org and ECHO Services at echoshelter.org.

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Firestone Walker Looks Back–and Ahead–in Milestone 25th Anniversary STAFF REPORT PASO ROBLES — In early 1996, two brothers-in-law launched their humble pursuit of the perfect beer. After acquiring a second-hand brewhouse from a junkyard in Los Angeles, they went to work in a converted shed on the back-forty of the family vineyard. Their first beer was Double Barrel Ale (DBA)—and the rest is history. Now, 25 years later, Double Barrel Ale is being recast with a new “heritage” look that draws from the original design, reacquainting beer lovers with a British-style pale ale that Adam Firestone and David Walker have brewed continuously since day one. The new-look Double Barrel Ale is rolling out to Firestone Walker’s California markets this month. To commemorate the brewery’s 25th anniversary, Firestone Walker has also launched an oral history series and look-back video, starting Adam Firestone (Left) and David Walker (right) now with the precarious first chapter of celebrating 25 years business and they have been brewing continuously since day one. Contributed photo the brewery’s existence from 1996

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through 2000. The video and initial oral history can be viewed at FirestoneBeer.com/stories. Firestone Walker has also released a new short film highlighting its sustainability initiatives under the banner of Brewing for Tomorrow, all in the spirit of looking ahead to the next 25 years by addressing three key categories: clean energy, water conservation, and waste elimination. The new short film and sustainability overview can be viewed at FirestoneBeer.com/brewing-for-tomorrow. Firestone Walker’s sustainability initiatives have taken a massive step forward this year with the recent launch of the brewery’s new 9.7-acre solar array, which is one of the largest on-site solar arrays in the craft beer industry. This array ensures that the majority of Firestone Walker’s beer is now brewed with Central Coast sunshine, offsetting more than 3,000 metric tons of carbon emissions annually, equal to the carbon sequestered by 4,220 acres of mature forestland. “California’s Central Coast has

been our home for a few generations— we have an affection for this place and feel an obligation to treat it as well as we possibly can,” Walker said. “Solar power gives us another reason to smile.” Added Firestone, “Even after 25 years, we still believe that we can build a brewery of the future.” About Founded by brothers-in-law Adam Firestone and David Walker in 1996, Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a California beer company with three innovative brewing facilities. Firestone Walker’s main brewery in Paso Robles produces a diverse portfolio ranging from iconic pale ales to vintage barrel-aged beers. The Barrelworks facility in Buellton makes eccentric wild ales, while the Propagator pilot brewhouse in Venice specializes in R&D beers and limited local offerings. Firestone Walker is also the brewery behind 805, one of the nation’s fastest-growing beers. Firestone Walker was recently named “Best American Brewery of the Decade” by Paste Magazine.


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Templeton Unified School District Discusses Budget Challenges and Potential Reopening By MELISSA MATTSON TEMPLETON — The Templeton Unified School District (TUSD) held their regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 11, beginning with a closed session with nothing to report before opening it up to the public. The Zoom meeting had more than 50 participants at its peak, the majority of whom appeared to be parents intent on getting plans from the Board on when their kids could return to in-person school in light of the COVID-19 restrictions. Templeton parent, Michelle Dowell, spoke, thanking the Board and the teachers for the efforts made thus far to get kids back to school, “it’s an accomplishment, and more than many districts have been able to do throughout the state.” She then requested an emergency Board meeting to address the possibility of returning to in-person instruction based on the new tier measuring metrics that Penny Borenstein, the Public Health Director, brought up the day before. The COVID-19 county tier system works based on three metrics, wherein the county is placed based on the poorest ranking metric. However, if the other two metrics measure two tiers better, the county will be able to move one level. For San Luis Obispo county, the case rate currently measures in the purple tier, but both the test positivity rate and health equity metric have measured in the orange tier for one week. If this holds for a second week, the county could move up one level into the red tier, and following the move, schools need only wait five days before they will be able to open. According to Aaron Asplund, TUSD Superintendent, the middle and high school would be prepared to open on Mar. 1, if the county is successful in moving to the red tier on Feb. 17. The school would enter into a hybrid state of in-person and remote learning, similar to Templeton Elementary School, which is already open in a hybrid format. The other matter of business before the Board was the issue of the change of budget certification from Positive to Qualified. According to the California Education Code, schools are required to submit financial reports showing ability to continue paying obligations for not only the current year but two subsequent years. Ability to meet the financial obligations of all three years would result in a Positive Certification, whereas inability to meet one of the three is considered Qualified Certification, and inability to meet the current year’s financial obligation would be a Negative Certification. “I don’t think there’s a problem with our system or bargaining, or admin, or kids; it’s a reality of where life is in 2021 and what we’re dealing with. I know other districts are facing the same issues.” Explained Nelson Yamagata, a TUSD Board Member. Superintendent Asplund continued, explaining that funding for the school, which is based partly on enrollment, is feeling the effect of a modest but incremental decrease in the past years, which has increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the requirements facing the Board in this Qualified Certification is the need to move their budget approval process forward by one month in order to meet the county deadline for submission. As a result of this, the Board voted to move their March meeting forward from Mar. 11 to Mar. 9, which essentially would give HR more time to process any terminations that may need to occur in order to reduce the budget constraints. The next meeting of TUSD will be on Feb. 25 at 6:15 p.m. and the link can be found on the district website at tusd-ca.schoolloop.com

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Greyhounds, Eagles Meet For First Run After A Year of No High School Sports By HAYLEY MATTSON ATASCADERO — Last week on Feb. 12, after a year without youth sports, Atascadero High School cross country coach Roger Warnes’ voice rang out once again on the track of Atascadero High School (AHS). This event was the first audience-attended high school sporting event in San Luis Obispo County since March of 2020, when the first shelterat-home order was put into place due to the pandemic. With only family members and some media allowed to attend, it was a welcome sight after a challenging year for all who were there. The Templeton High School (THS) Eagles traveled to meet the AHS Greyhounds for a cross country meet, and the

voices of coaches, students, school staff, and fans filled the air as the student-athletes cheered each other on around the Memorial Field of AHS campus for a 2.4-mile run. Coming in at 15.29 AHS Greyhounds’, Anna Archibald and Faith Rocha finished the girls 2.4 race, with THS Eagle Maddie Bobbitt finishing third at 16.00. Followed by Greyhounds’ Kelsie Rigby at 16.39, Quinn Dubrul 16.48, Bella Otter 16.59, and Amelie Lovo at 17.00. Eagle Hannah MacFarlane came in at 17.15, Greyhounds’ Chelsea Stilts 17.44, and Anna Lilly 18.25. Eagles Ashlyn Estes 18.41, Mariana Perez 18.44, and Greyhound Carmen Harrison at 22.40. The boys’ cross country race had 23 runners in the 2.4-mile run. Templeton

After almost a year of no high school sports Atascadero Greyhounds hosted the Templeton Eagles in the first cross country track meet since before the pandemic. Photos by Nic Mattson

Eagle Josh Bell came in first at 12.16, which was 1.05 faster than second-place Greyhound Tyson Rigby finishing at 13.21. Coming in third at 13.41 was Greyhound Kyle Shatwell followed by fellow Greyhounds’ Kyle Sanchez at 14.09, Karl Walrod at 14.13, Owen Fang 14.25, Nathan Cooks,

14.28, and Dane Hardy coming in eighth at 14.32. Even though a limited number of patrons were allowed to attend, it was a step in a positive direction welcomed with open arms as our county looks forward to more events to come.

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THS Parents and Students Rally Together in Support of Re-Opening Schools By CAMILLE DEVAUL

Templeton parents and students rallied on Main Street to get their students back in school. Photos by Nic Mattson

TEMPLETON — On Friday, Feb. 12, Templeton parents and students rallied on Main Street to get their students back in school. Roughly 45 community members showed up to show their support for schools re-opening. One parent of a Templeton High School senior, Sheree Sagely, said, “We’re just really trying to mainly let the school board know, and California know that we need to get the kids back in school.” With San Luis Obispo County on the verge of moving into the Red Tier, parents say they have yet to hear of a plan to get secondary students back to in-person or hybrid learning. “We feel like it’s lingering, and no one has a plan. Every time they give us a date, it just moves on to another date because of something else, and we feel that our kids are suffering,” said Sagely. Parents want a plan to get students back to campus as

soon as a week after the county enters Red Tier. There is a concern that students who play sports won’t have a chance to earn scholarships or be recruited. Parents are also concerned for all students regarding their social skills and mental health. Templeton parents are planning to let the school board hear their voices. They feel it is time a plan is made, and there is a lack of effort from the district to get students back on campus. “We need to know that you guys are fighting for our kids. Whether it’s just showing effort or calling every single senior that’s in our school system right now in Templeton and just saying listen, we want to know that you’re okay’,” said Sagely. “We’re going to keep the pressure on.” On Thursday, Feb. 11, the TUSD School Board of Trustees met and planned on scheduling a special session to discuss the re-opening. According to Sagely, this will not be the last rally to open the schools. Parents plan to keep pushing and fighting for their students.

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Four Templeton Junior Girls are Nominated for Girls State STAFF REPORT TEMPLETON — Templeton High School has selected four Junior class women as nominations for the 78th Session of the American Legion Auxiliary California Girls State. The Girls State program is designed to be a week-long, life-changing experience where they can develop their leadership skills, learn about state and local government processes, and discuss important issues with peers from all over the state. The girls will participate in a virtual conference to be held Monday, Jun. 28, to Saturday, Jul. 3 where they will compete against

each other in interviews until a final girl is chosen. The four nominations from Templeton High School are Helia Bushong, Vivi Jensen, Ashlyn Janzen, and Maddie Bobbitt, each of whom has shown leadership in sports, student government, and the community. “I admired every girl that had been nominated this year and last, so seeing my name next to theirs was definitely a shocker,” stated Vivi Jensen. The Templeton High blog article featuring the four girls aptly states, “Being nominated in itself speaks very highly of our four young women, all of them are great

Left to right: Maddie Bobbitt, Vivi Jensen, Ashlyn Janzen, Helia Bushong. Contributed photo

students, friends and community members To read more about each of the nominated and have demonstrated respect, kindness, women, you can read the full school at integrity and leadership and are standouts templetonhigh.home.blog/2021/02/05/meetamong standouts.” the-nominees/

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Templeton CSD Approves Release of 25 Water Units for Sale By MELISSA MATTSON TEMPLETON — The Templeton Community Services District (TCSD) met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, for closed session beginning at 6:15 p.m. and open session beginning at 7 p.m. With nothing to report on closed session, the meeting went into the update from Sheriff and CHP, who both reported on the number of incidents locally, and specifically in Templeton. The Sheriff ’s office noted that the numbers were down this year by about seven percent, from 1675 to 1563. The bulk of the meeting was spent discussing the 25 available water units that are ready to be released. A presentation from Tina Mayer, District Engineer, touched on the Water Code Section 2.2.6 Water Allocation System. Director Pam Jardini, well versed in the process of project applications in the county, noted that the verbiage in the Water Code of a “County Accepted Application” within 120 days was an unrealistic expectation, with applications sometimes taking upwards of a full year to be completed and considered “accepted.”

After discussion and opening up for public comment on the issue, the board returned to a short closed session with legal counsel to take the water policy interpretation offline. Upon returning, General Manager Jeff Briltz summed up the break, “Because of the ambiguity and how county defines an accepted application, we think the board should make a minor change to the term to state that should be a beginning of the process and not complete.” As the first two names on the water waitlist do not require a new county application, it was put to motion to proceed with the release of the current 25 water units and to also clean up the water code verbiage for future water units that become available. The motion passed 5-0.

The next item was the COVID19 status update from General Manager Briltz, who brought up “Clutter to Cash,” an organized garage sale event where they promote the local sales in hopes that items will be repurposed rather than end up in a landfill. The Board approved the event, deeming that as an outdoor event, COVID-19 restrictions need not apply. The next item the Board discussed was the potential Consulting Agreement with Wallace Group. The purpose of this agreement was to put in place more education for local businesses around wastewater and the treatment facility in hopes to reduce the strain on the wastewater treatment facility that it was faced in the fall and early winter in years past.

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While the Board expressed concerns around the lack of RFP (request for proposal) for this project, the agreement with the Wallace Group was approved 5-0. Director Geoff English, who made the motion to approve, stated, even with the lack of RFP, “I will support this motion tonight because there is a sense of urgency to it. Wallace group is well suited to do this project…There isn’t anyone on the central coast more qualified than he...They would have finished number one in an RFP anyway.” The last item to be addressed on the agenda was the Mid Year

budget review and adjustments that were presented by Finance Officer, Natalie Klock. She reviewed and explained the reasons for certain surpluses and deficits and gave recommendations on staff on adjustments to be made. The full document for the staffrecommended budget adjustments can be found at templetoncsd. org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/ Item/3824?fileID=2499 The motion to approve the recommendations was passed 5-0. The full agenda for the session and agendas for future sessions can be found at templetoncsd.org/ AgendaCenter


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Must! Charities’ Invests Over a Half-Million Dollars Addressing Critical Needs in the Community

STAFF REPORT TEMPLETON — In 2020, after following a rigorous vetting process, Must! Charities reported that they were able to invest over $580,000 into local organizations to address the most critical needs in the communities, even during the pandemic from homelessness to workforce development to youth mentorship to meeting the immediate economic impacts of COVID-19. Similar to venture capitalism, Must! Charities utilize a venture philanthropy approach that

combines data-driven analysis while harnessing the community’s collective giving potential. Must! Charities not only finalized projects with El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO), CASA of San Luis Obispo County, and Boys and Girls Club; but also embarked on three new collaborations: • COVID Community Response Project • Must! Charities Community Kitchen & Workforce Development Center • Camino Scholars at Rolling Hills Apartment Complex owned and managed by People’s SelfHelp Housing The Must! Charities team explains that the COVID Community Response Project encompasses more than just financial relief. Through a rigorous screening process, case managers identify families who have been directly impacted by COVID and ensure applicants’ success and well-being in the program with an action plan, wrap-around support, and follow-up case management. In its infancy, the project has already kept over 100 people housed people who would have otherwise lost their homes. Last year, $350,000 was invested in the Must! Charities Community Kitchen & Workforce Development Center, a state-of-the-art commer-

cial kitchen at ECHO in Atascadero. The project will provide a much-needed supply of potential employees trained in the culinary & hospitality fields and includes a component for social enterprise, in which job skills can be developed, and the organization will have the ability to create revenue from an end product. Camino Scholars is a site-based learning program and the first site of its kind in Templeton that supports educational growth and enrichment for low-income families at Rolling Hills Apartments, a People’s Self-Help Housing property. In its first month, the onsite learning center already has 15 resident children paired with mentor-educators. Reports show that math and literacy scores are rising, and parents now have access to resources for their children. “What we experienced last year was a community coming together, fueled by an intrinsic desire to take care of each other,” says Becky Gray, Executive Director of Must! Charities. “Because our Executive Board pays for all of our operating expenses, 100 percent of what the community donates goes directly into these projects. I think that resonates with people now more than ever.”

Must! Charities use an investment-minded approach to social initiatives. They identify the most critical community needs, vet organizations serving those needs, and then invest in their infrastructure, so they are well-positioned to create positive, measurable change for years to come. To find out more, visit mustcharities.org or call (805)226.5788. About Must! Charities: Since 2012, must! Charities has committed over 2.5 million dollars in North San Luis Obispo County. Must! Charities is Venture Philanthropy. Using an investment-minded approach to social initiatives based on the greatest community needs, must! Charities bring together individuals and businesses in the community who are dedicated to improving quality of life. Must!’s community work adds to the vibrancy of the region by strengthening partnerships and programs through fundraising and advocacy. As a group of collective donors, they continuously empower non-profits to make strategic, sustainable changes that create greater impacts. To learn more or become a partner, visit mustcharities.org or call (805)226.5788. Must! Charities Contact: Becky Gray, must! charities, becky@mustcharities.org

AIRPORT

SLO County Regional Airport One of the First in California to Achieve GBAC STAR™ Accreditation STAFF REPORT SAN LUIS OBISPO — The San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) announced it earned the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation through Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a Division of ISSA. GBAC STAR™ was developed by the worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA and is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation for facilities. In order to achieve the GBAC STAR™ accreditation, SBP demonstrated compliance with 20 different health and safety elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures. Staff trainings, technical assessments, and implementation plans

also played a large role in the accreditation. “While the plans and procedures for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention are important, they are only one component of an overall strategy to keep airports operational, safe, and secure,” stated the Global Biorisk Advisory Council. “Individual elements of these plans are insufficient to deal with the challenges posited by the current pandemic. Rather, it is the combination and interlinkage of these elements, as well as area-specific approaches, that are the keys to success.” “The health and safety of travelers and employees have always been the highest priority for SBP. Earning this accreditation is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who have continued to show up every day throughout this pandemic and work diligently in order to

meet the high standards that our passengers expect when traveling,” said Courtney Johnson, Director of Airports. “We are proud to be recognized for our rigorous standards, hard-working team, and our long-term plans to care for our passengers and community.” The airport had already implemented several health, safety, and security measures as part of its SBP Nonstop Service program. The GBAC STAR™ accreditation demonstrates to facility visitors and employees that airports are prioritizing occupant safety and have the necessary steps in place to handle bio-risks like the novel coronavirus. SBP joins Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and Meadows Field Airport (BFL) as the first three GBAC STAR™ Accredited Airport Facilities in California.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Caltrans Seeks Public Input On Draft Active Transportation Plan STAFF REPORT CENTRAL COAST — Caltrans District 5 is looking for public input on its draft Active Transportation Plan. The Plan will identify locations where bicycle and pedestrian improvements might be needed on the state highway system. The public can play a key role in establishing the community priorities for Plan implementation by participating in this review. The draft Plan review began on Feb. 8 and is available for comment on the District 5 catplan.org website through Mar. 9. Visit the catplan.org website for more information; the final Plan will be available in May. “We look forward to hearing from the public on what they believe are the most important priorities in their communities and how we can best integrate them into our transportation projects moving forward,” said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins. Caltrans wants to align the state’s bicycle and pedestrian network with the needs of local communities, with an emphasis on improving social equity, reconnecting neighborhoods, and improving access for all modes of transportation, including people who walk or bicycle. Caltrans is actively engaging with partners and community members in areas where previous transportation decisions may have created barriers to adequate transportation. For more information about the Caltrans Active Transportation Plans, visit catplan.org/district-plans.

About SLO County Airport San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport (SBP) serves areas as far north as Southern Monterey County and as far south as Northern Santa Barbara County. The airport offers convenient access to and

from the Central Coast. Residents and visitors have the choice of three commercial airlines with flights to several major U.S. hubs. The airport is also home to full-service general aviation and corporate facilities. For more information, or to book a flight, visit sloairport.com.

CONSTRUCTION

Clean Up, and Road Assessment Continue on Highway 1 at Rat Creek STAFF REPORT MONTEREY COUNTY — Clean up, and road repairs continue on large stretches of Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast as assessment continues at Rat Creek, where a 150-foot section of road washed out on Jan. 28 after the severe storm passed through last month. Work continues to unplug numerous culverts north and south of Rat Creek, overwhelmed by debris flow from the recent rainstorm. Significantly, all the culverts have been located and their inlets exposed. Additional debris removal from the inlet areas and removal of mud and debris from inside the pipes continues. Caltrans maintenance forces continue to work in the highway’s open sections, clearing ditches and debris. Crews continue to work in support of emergency contractors inside the closed sections of the highway with guardrail repairs and restoring drainage facilities. Southern Closure Scheduled to Move North The closure of Highway 1 south of Rat Creek is currently in place just north of Pacific Valley at PM 16. Given current

progress on debris removal and road repairs, it is anticipated that this southern closure will move north on Monday, Feb. 22, and relocate to the Big Creek Vista Point at PM 27.3, where a turnaround is being constructed. Northern Closure in Place A turnaround has been put into service two miles north of Rat Creek, just north of the Lime Creek Bridge at PM 32.1. This turnaround will serve as the landmark limit for public travel south on Highway 1 while repairs are being made at Rat Creek. In the upcoming weeks, the turnaround will be improved with permanent surfacing and enhanced striping. Work to restore impacted drainage systems on Highway 1 north of Lime Creek will continue using standard traffic control as necessary. Assessment Continues at Rat Creek Crews continue working at Rat Creek seven days a week as part of the ongoing assessment phase. Geotechnical and engineering crews continue to gather data and inspect areas in the proximity of the washout and the surrounding canyon. To date, no design alternative has been selected.

Given the complexity of the repair, there is at present no timeline for when this decision will be made. Excavators have mobilized on-site to remove woody debris and mud from the canyon. Such work is required no matter the design alternative selected. Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones. For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805)549-3318 or can visit dot.ca.gov/caltransnear-me/district-5

RENOVATION

Shandon Roadside Rest Area Closure Next Week STAFF REPORT SHANDON — The Shandon Roadside Rest Area on Highway 46 East will undergo a major Wastewater System Improvement Project beginning Tuesday, Feb. 16. As a result of this important project, the Shandon Rest Area and the electric vehicle charging station will be closed for the next few months from Tuesday, Feb. 16, until the summer. The Shandon Safety Roadside Rest Area (SRRA) project will include upgrades to the existing advanced treatment wastewater disposal system and the installation of a cloud-based resource

monitoring system. The contractor for this $1.1 million project is TSI Engineering of North Highlands, CA. The planned Gaviota Safety Roadside Rest Area Project on US 101 in Santa Barbara County will replace the wastewater disposal system, the water storage tank, the pump house and install a cloudbased resource monitoring system. It will also include a new maintenance storage area and crew room on the southbound side. Both the northbound and the southbound SRRAs are anticipated to be closed from March to November. The estimated cost for this project is $4.7 million.

The planned Camp Roberts Safety Roadside Rest Area project on US 101 in Monterey County will replace the wastewater disposal system, install a cloudbased resource monitoring system, construct a maintenance storage area and crew room on the northbound side. Both the northbound and the southbound SRRAs, including the electric vehicle

charging stations, are anticipated to be closed from May to March 2022. The estimated cost for this project is $5.6 million. These projects will upgrade all wastewater systems to meet current health and safety codes, will decrease maintenance repairs, and conserve and protect environmental resources. Motorists are encouraged to check the Caltrans

website for specific closure dates and to make alternative stopping plans during these construction closures. For traffic updates on other state highways on the Central Coast, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805)549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at dot.ca.gov/dist05/road_ information.htm

PUBLIC WORKS

Construction Now Underway for Atascadero Mall Plaza STAFF REPORT ATASCADERO — Construction for the new Atascadero Mall Plaza is now underway and progressing quickly. Last week, a groundbreaking ceremony was conducted by the City Council to celebrate the construction progress. The Atascadero Mall Plaza is a new public space between US 101 and El Camino Real across from Sunken Gardens. The plaza is planned to be an important facility serving various functions in Downtown. In addition to hosting special events, the plaza will enhance the corridor that provides access to students of Atascadero High School, Atascadero Middle School, the Fine Arts Academy, and many local residents. The plaza is also providing synergy with the adjacent La Plaza Develop-

ment project, which is also under construction and nearing completion. The 15,000 square foot plaza project will be constructed with concrete and brick pavers and includes landscaping, large trees, irrigation, lighting, stormwater facilities, and a large pergola shade structure. The custom pergola structure will be constructed of structural steel with plan dimensions of 30 feet by 66 feet and 14 feet tall. The pergola structure and large deciduous trees will provide a shaded area during the warmer summer months in Atascadero. The project is funded from Parkland Facilities Fees, which are collected from new development impact fees that are to be used for new park spaces and facilities. Construction is expected to be completed by early to mid-April and dependent on weather conditions. For any questions regarding this project, please contact Public Works Last week, a ground-breaking ceremony was conducted by the City Council at (805)470-3456. to celebrate the construction progress on Mall Plaza. Contributed Photo


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LOCAL NEWS VACCINE

Cuesta College Performing Arts Center Now Providing COVID-19 Vaccines BY CAMILLE DEVAUL SAN LUIS OBISPO — On Feb. 11, the San Luis Obispo County Health Department hosted a vaccination site tour at Cuesta College Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo (SLO). That day the site issued 900 vaccines, which was the highest number of people to receive vaccines in SLO County in one day, from one site. U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal joined in on a vaccination site tour the same day. “I think this is a great example of how the SLO community has come together to make sure that we are effectively getting out the number of vaccines that are available,” said Carbajal. The Cuesta College site, located at the Cultural and Performing Arts Center off Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo, is now offering first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Cuesta College site is currently the only vaccine center in SLO County to offer both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. According to the County Public Health Department spokesperson Michelle Shoresman, the county has set its goal to issue 1,000 vaccines a day, per site eventually. Of course, the amount of appointments available depends on the number of doses given to the county each week. Receiving a steady supply of doses has been a challenge across the state. “The biggest challenge is two-fold. One is getting enough personnel to be able to get the vaccines out--the biggest issue is the

amount of vaccine and the supply that is not yet available at the rate that it’s needed,” said Carbajal. It was noted by Stan Atchison, task force leader, that no vaccines have been wasted. If there are doses leftover from canceled appointments, they are offered to eligible personnel on call. According to Atchison, there have been no proven adverse reactions from the vaccine at the Cuesta College location to date. Emergency services were called three times for reactions that turned out to be anxiety-related, not from the vaccine. Patients go through several checkpoints to ensure they are eligible for the vaccine. Someone will be deemed ineligible if they are either not in the age bracket being served or have had a separate vaccine, i.e., flu shot, in the last 14 days, according to Atchison. Couple Phil and Colleen Mesel, Arroyo Grande residents, both received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Feb. 11. “I’m just glad to see our county catch up with other countries--we do feel fortunate to be able to get it,” said Phil. Colleen noted the process went smoothly, “I thought it was fine, the line moved fast--everybody is very professional and right on top of checking how you’re doing.” On Feb. 12, SLO County Health Department issued a document with “Top COVID19 Vaccine Myths.” It should be noted that you are not immediately protected against the COVID-19 virus once vaccinated. The Health Department clarified this

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Cuesta Vaccination Site’s outdoor waiting area (top) and U.S. Congressman Salud Carbajal (bottom). Photos by Camille DeVaul

myth by stating: “Fiction: You are immediately protected against COVID-19 once vaccinated. Fact: You can still get the virus several weeks after getting vaccinated. Protection begins to build soon after you receive the first dose but takes both doses and at least two weeks after the second dose for the vaccine to reach the 94% to 95% efficacy that the manufacturers found in their initial vaccine trials. While protection is not immediate once the vaccine enters your arm, researchers found there was a noticeable drop-off in new COVID-19 cases in those vaccinated (compared to the placebo group) starting about 10 days after the first shot. The important thing to remember is that getting vaccinated is not an immediate cure-all and you must continue to take protective measures to protect yourself and those around you.” Currently, the county is vaccinating anyone age 65 and older or frontline health care workers. Appointments are booked quickly, but

new appointments can be available daily due to cancellations. To make your appointment or learn more about getting vaccinated, visit: recoverslo. org/en/vaccine-registration.aspx Vaccination locations are below: • Cuesta College (Harold J. Miossi Cultural and Performing Arts Center), HWY 1 San Luis Obispo • Paso Robles Event Center at 2198 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles • Arroyo Grande High School (Clark Center for the Performing Arts), 487 Fair Oaks Ave

COVID UPDATE

SLO County Remains in Purple Tier, High Test Positivity Rate STAFF REPORT SAN LUIS OBISPO — It was announced on Tuesday, Feb. 16, that San Luis Obispo County will not be moving forward to the Red Tier this week. According to the County Health Department, the county’s COVID19 case rate continues to decline; however, the test positivity rate has increased among more vulnerable groups, which is the reason the county cannot move forward.

Over the three-day holiday weekend, COVID-19 case counts came in at 311 for a total of 821 active cases, 18,150 recovered, and 210 deaths since March 2020. There are currently 26 patients with COVID in the hospital and 8 in the ICU. SLO County continues to improve testing among the more vulnerable communities here but requests that the community stays diligent to continue to slow the spread. The California Department of Public Health

(CDPH) released the most recent statistics on COVID-19 statistics, including updated data and tiers for reducing COVID-19 in the state under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. One county, Plumas, moved to a less restrictive tier, from Purple (widespread) to Red (substantial). Fifty-two counties remain in Purple (widespread), with SLO County being one of them. Three counties, Alpine, Sierra, and Trinity, remained in the Orange (moderate) tier. For more information, visit readyslo.org

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SLO County Health Officials Address Vaccine Misinformation STAFF REPORT SAN LUIS OBISPO — With the recent release of two COVID-19 vaccines, San Luis Obispo County Health officials warn that misinformation is spreading online. County officials remind the community to look to trusted, credible sources for accurate information. “With so many people searching for answers, it is easy for misinformation to spread quickly,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. “I encourage anyone looking for answers on vaccines to note where that information is coming from, and always check credible sources first. While the Internet is a useful tool for researching health-related issues, it does not replace a discussion with a public health or healthcare professional.” Top 6 COVID-19 Myths: Fiction: There are leftover vaccines at the end of the day, and you can walk up to get one. Fact: Leftover doses will not be administered to people who show up without an appointment at the end of the day expecting vaccine. Near the end of the day, County-run vaccine clinics may find that they have several extra doses of vaccine due to no-show appointments or because there were remaining doses from opened vials. While this rarely happens, there is a process to ensure that vaccines are not wasted. To avoid waste, we quickly and efficiently administer any excess doses at the end of the day to clinic staff, available first responders, or emergency workers, or transfer those doses to another vaccine location awaiting additional doses. In either case, walkins at the end of the day will not be vaccinated. Fiction: If you make an appointment and are not eligible, you will still get the vaccine. Fact: Vaccine clinic staff will politely turn you

away if you make an appointment but are not eligible to receive a vaccine at this time. With limited vaccine supply, the County is first vaccinating those most at risk for exposure and serious health outcomes. Visit RecoverSLO.org/ vaccine to see who is currently eligible in SLO County. Remember, vaccines are provided by appointment only to those who are eligible. Fiction: A doctor’s note will help you get an appointment sooner. Fact: At this time, due to vaccine shortages across the nation, vaccine eligibility in SLO County is based on risk of exposure and age. Underlying health conditions are not currently a factor. Find out when it is your turn to get vaccinated at RecoverSLO.org/vaccine. Fiction:Once vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask or socially distance. Fact: You can still get the virus several weeks after getting vaccinated. You should still wear a mask in public, frequently wash your hands, and keep your distance from others to avoid being exposed to the virus or spreading it. Experts are still learning about the protection that the vaccine provides and will update public health guidelines as new information becomes available. (CDC) Fiction: You are immediately protected against COVID-19 once vaccinated. Fact: You can still get the virus several weeks after getting vaccinated. Protection begins to build soon after you receive the first dose but takes both doses and at least two weeks after the second dose for the vaccine to reach the 94 percent to 95 percent efficacy that the manufacturers found in their initial vaccine trials. While protection is not immediate once the vaccine enters your arm, researchers found there was a noticeable drop-off in new COVID-19 cases

in those vaccinated (compared to the placebo group) starting about ten days after the first shot. The important thing to remember is that getting vaccinated is not an immediate cure-all, and you must continue to take protective measures to protect yourself and those around you. Fiction: The vaccines are not safe. Fact: The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been through rigorous testing and an extensive review process nationally and additionally by the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup and the State of California. The vaccines are showing 94 percent to 95 percent efficacy in preventing COVID-19. Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis. The County Public Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccines and immunization web content is researched, written, and approved by subject matter experts, including physicians, researchers, epidemiologists, and analysts. Science and public health data are frequently updated. Consider guidance from these sources: • County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department: recoverslo.org/vaccine • California Department of Public Health: covid19.ca.gov/vaccines • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19 • National Institutes of Health: covid19.nih. gov/ • U.S. Food & Drug Administration: fda.gov/ emergency-preparedness-and-response/ coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/covid19-vaccines For more information, visit ReadySLO.org

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‘Recall Gavin Newsom’ Campaign Reaches More Than 1.5 Million Signatures STAFF REPORT LOS ANGELES — The official Recall Campaign against Governor Gavin Newsom has now gathered more than 1,509,000 signatures. According to reports, it was announced this last weekend, but campaign officials urge caution as the movement continues to grow. “We have reached another milestone; however, we are not done collecting signatures. We have four more weeks of hard work and heavy lifting ahead to make sure that our campaign to recall California Governor is accomplished,” said Orrin Heatlie, the Chairman of The California Patriot Coalition, Recall Gavin 2020 Committee. “The heart and soul of our all grassroots

movement is our tens of thousands of active volunteers who need to be saluted; however, we can’t pop a champagne cork just yet; our work continues,” said Randy Economy, Senior Advisor and Official Spokesman of the California Patriot Coalition – Recall Gavin Newsom 2020 Committee. “We cannot let up, we want to gather a total of 2 million valid signatures to cross the real finish line, but we are thrilled to have crossed this plateau,” said Mike Netter, Co Proponent of RecallGavin2020. The local recall effort in San Luis Obispo County reports they have received 20,873 signatures, 13,889 have been submitted to the county, and 11,818 have already been verified by the Secretary of State. The website states

they have 12 percent to go, which equals 15,151 more signatures. Recall supporters say that Newsom has failed Californians due to unaffordable housing, record homelessness, rising crime, failing schools, independent contractors out of work, exploding pension debt, and mishandling of the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. A recall election would present voters with two questions. The first would ask whether Newsom should be recalled from the office of governor. The second would ask who should replace Newsom if he is recalled. A majority vote is required on the first question for the governor to be recalled. The candidate with the most votes on the second question would win the election; no majority required.

EDUCATION

Newsom Introduces a Roadmap to Reopening Schools STAFF REPORT SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom announced last week that the state has launched the Safe Schools for All Plan’s interactive Safe Schools Reopening Map, an online tool providing a statewide snapshot of the status of school reopenings across California. The map supports local communities in making datadriven decisions to open classrooms and safely ensure public transparency. Today’s announcement builds on the additional transparency, accountability and assistance measures incorporated in the Safe Schools for All Plan. “As COVID-19 conditions continue to improve and vaccinations ramp up throughout the state, this map will provide local communities with accessible, up-to-date information on how districts in their communities and beyond are adapting to the pandemic, including safety planning and implementation” said Governor Newsom. “This map is one of many resources we have made available that will help school staff and families make informed decisions as we safely reopen our schools.” Safe Schools Reopening Map The interactive map was developed in partnership with county offices of education and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. The map will display data from all school types – including school districts and charter and private schools – indicating status on reopening, safety planning, and COVID-19 supports. Local communities and school staff will be able to leverage this tool when evaluating their reopening plans. The Safe Schools Reopening Map will help clarify the planning and implementation of safe reopening. The California Department of Public Health will be adding other key data to the map, including outbreaks reported in each school district and whether the school has partnered with the Valencia Branch Lab for COVID-19 testing. To provide up-todate information, schools will input their data every two weeks. Additional data – including student enrollment data – will be collected and displayed publicly, subject to legislative approval. Since unveiling the Safe Schools for All Plan, the state has launched the Safe Schools for All Hub to serve as a one-stop-shop for information about safe in-person instruction. The Governor’s 2021-22 State Budget proposes historic levels of funding for schools – nearly $90 billion, including $3.8 billion above the Prop 98 minimum – which builds on existing state and federal funds to support schools in responding to the pandemic. The

The Paso Robles Press and The Atascadero News will continue to provide updates and publish releases from the County Public Health Department regarding COVID-19 as it relates to the county residents for informational purposes. No information presented should be construed as medical advice or a suggestion as to how to respond in the protection of either your personal health or your personal freedoms. Each of our readers are expected to research as needed to inform themselves about their individual health needs and responsibilities. Our County Health Off icer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, is an MD with a Masters in Public Health.

COVID-19 RESOURCES • Latest News & Updates pasoroblespress.com/covid-19 • SLO County Official Info readyslo.org • SLO County Official Coronavirus COVID-19 Page bit.ly/SLOcovid19 NORTH SLO COUNTY • Paso Robles Chamber pasostrong.org • Templeton Chamber Templeton Strong page bit.ly/tempopenbiz • Atascadero Chamber bit.ly/atasopenbiz OTHER COVID-19 RESOURCES • California COVID-19 (coronavirus) Response Page covid19.ca.gov • CDC – Center for Disease Control bit.ly/cdccovidcases • WHO – World Health Organization bit.ly/whocovidadvice • Center of Systems Science and Engineering by Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Tracking bit.ly/covidtrackmap State Safe Schools Team also has: • Issued updated guidance that consolidates requirements from Cal/OSHA and CDPH. • Provided direct technical assistance on key safety measures to hundreds of school leaders per week through an online portal. • Monitored and acted on feedback regarding school safety, which school staff and families can submit either via an online portal or a telephone hotline (with non-English options available). • Distributed an extra month of PPE and supplies to all public schools via county offices of education. • Onboarded over 800 schools in 41 counties to the state Valencia Branch Laboratory to support COVID-19 testing. The Lab continues to build supports tailored to schools, including drop boxes throughout the state to reduce logistical costs, an online platform that manages consent and data reporting, and certified support for testing students. • Published new COVID-19 testing resources for schools, including contact information for commercial laboratories and playbooks to support implementation. The State Safe Schools Team will continue developing resources that support schools to plan and implement safe school reopenings, beginning with our youngest and most disproportionately impacted students. For more information, please visit the Safe Schools For All Hub: schools.covid19.ca.gov/


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Good News • Real News • Your Hometown News got a job downtown as an elevator operator. In the evenings, she took classes at LA City College studying art. As fate would have it, her future husband (and fellow pennypincher) Jack Fullerton worked in the same building as an insurance salesman. After an arranged date at the beach by a mutual friend, ROBERTA JOAN “JODY” they soon began dating, and in FULLERTON 1950 they were married. 1927 - 2021 The newly married couple was soon able to purchase a new house ody Fullerton lived comfort- in Burbank, CA. In late 1951 ably in her Paso Robles their first child, Jessica, was born, apartment when a fall led followed by Susan in 1953, John to medical complications, which in 1955, and Ridgely in 1957. brought about her death on Janu- As her family quickly grew, Jody ary 2, 2021. In recent years she had relished her role as mother and been in fine physical health and in homemaker. She was involved in good spirits. her children’s actives including Roberta was born in the small Blue Birds, Campfire Girls, Indian farm town of Wanatah, Indiana, Guides, Cub Scouts, Sunday on April 16, 1927. While her School, and school PTA. mother worked in the “big” city In 1958, no doubt inspired by of Chicago, their grandparents Jody’s small-town upbringing, the raised Jody, her older brother, and couple purchased a small cabin younger sister. Growing up in a in the mountain community of small midwestern town during Frazier Park, CA. In partnership the depression made a lasting with Jack, Jody immediately began impact on Jody. She lived her life work turning the run-down strucwith frugality and a distaste for a ture into a cozy retreat, a project highfalutin’ propensity that was, that seemed to be a never-endin most cases, welcomed by her ing source of joy for her. Encourfamily. As a young girl, Jody was a aged by her frugal childhood, Jody bit of a tomboy and enjoyed play- never made a single new purchase ing sports with her brother and his regarding the cabin; everything friends. She spent her summers was either homemade or acquired swimming in the local creek and second-hand. When it came to her school years attending 1st acquiring second-hand items, Jody through 12th grades in the one was a pro. It could be said that school in town. She graduated Jody’s greatest passion (next to her from High School in 1945 in a family) was browsing garage sales class of 12 students. and thrift shops (which she called In 1948 Jody boarded a train “junk stores”). Truth be told, a and headed to LA, where she soon trip to the Frazier Park dump was

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looked upon as “shopping.” In 1963 the birth of a 5th child, Peter, prompted a move to a larger home in Glendale. The move seemed only to escalate Jody’s homemaker instincts. She and Jack continued their relentless crusade of building rather than buying. Projects eventually included a puppet theater, a playhouse, a two-story spaceship, a treehouse, and children’s furniture, among many other projects. When her children moved away to college, Jody began to explore her love of sports when she and Jack began volunteering on weekends as track and field officials at meets throughout Southern California. By 1990 with all five of her children out of the house and Jack retired, the couple moved to Ojai, CA. There Jody began to do volunteer work in her new community as a clerk at the local charity thrift shop (naturally). A calling that brought her much joy. Jody also continued her artistic interests by taking art classes and creating her own illustrations and greeting cards. In her last years, Jody moved to Paso Robles to be closer to her eldest daughter Jessica. Jody passed away with her children by her side. Jody is survived by her five children: Jessica of Paso Robles, CA, Susan of Phoenix, AZ, John of San Gregorio, CA, Ridgely of Cambria, CA, and Peter of Reseda, CA, and one grandson Will. She was preceded in death by her brother Jack, her sister Pat, and her loving and devoted husband Jack in 2013. A memorial is planned for October 2021.

of Round Rock, Texas, son Gary of Nykoping, Sweden, son-in-law Dennis Davison and his wife, Debbie, of Warner Springs, California; grandchildren Cari Sacaris (Mark), Ryan (Sarah) Davison, Aaron (Angela) Baker, Celise (Robbie) Ketch, Briana and BARBARA BAKER Nils Baker, ten great-grandHADOBAS children, and many Hadobases. 1924 - 2021 She was preceded in death by her daughter, Robin Davison, arbara went to be with husbands Donald and Larrie, her Lord on Februand her five brothers and four ary 9, 2021, at the age sisters. of 96. Plans for a memorial She was active in over thirty service will be announced at a community theater produclater date. tions in Denver, on both The youngest of ten chilcoasts, and locally with the dren, she was born to Joseph Cabaret and Grand Valley and Barbara Petrie in Denver, Theatres. Barbara also made CO, where she attended several television commercials. schools and the University of She authored the historical Denver. In 1943 she married biography ”Steamy Dreamer” Donald Baker of Wheat Ridge, about The Baker Steam Car in Corpus Christi, Texas, then Company in Pueblo, which lived on the East Coast for is registered in the Library of eight years from Rhode Island Congress. She lived life to the to Key West. Between 1955 fullest, volunteering for many and 1989, she lived in Califor- activities and hostessing many nia, where she was employed events. Her travels and correby school districts in Covina, spondence were extensive, and Santa Barbara, and Atascadero. she seldom missed a play or She and Don retired to Grand concert. Junction in 1989, where he Memorial donations in lieu died in 2000. In 2007 Barbara of flowers may be made to married Lawrence HadoJoint Development Associbas, an old family friend; until ates International in Grand his death in 2015, they spent Junction, whose ministry helps winters in Sun City, Indio, Middle East natives become California, summers in Grand self-sufficient, or to the Junction, and traveled extenComanche Crossing Museum sively. in Strasburg, Colorado, which Barbara is survived by son houses items from the old Randall and his wife, Becky Petrie family homestead.

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Skeletal Remains Found at House Under Construction,Presumed to be Native American STAFF REPORT ATASCADERO — On Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Atascadero Police Department (APD) received and responded to a call claiming to have found skeletal remains at a house that is currently under construction on Acacia Road. Upon arriving at the scene, APD found the site that had been dug up and immediately called in an anthropologist who claimed the remains most likely belonged to Native Americans but suspected no foul play. APD has since turned the case over to a private anthropologist and the

Coroner’s Division of San Luis Obispo County. At this time, there is no further information available. The Atascadero News will continue to monitor and provide updates on this story going forward. A press release from the City of Atascadero was released and is presented below: “On Feb. 9, 2021, the Atascadero Police Department responded to reports of skeletal remains found at a house under construction on Acacia Road. When APD arrived on the scene, they had found that the contractor had dug up what looked like human remains.

APD immediately called in an anthropologist who said they were likely Native American human remains. Since this discovery, APD turned the case over to the anthropologist and the Coroner’s Division of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff ’s Office for further investigation. Based on the totality of the scene, along with items found with the remains, the incident does not appear to be foul play. If there are any questions or further information regarding these findings, please contact the Atascadero Police Department at (805)461-5051.”

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ario Anthony Guerra and Melissa Jean Mattson are pleased to announce their engagement. Melissa is an Atascadero native, daughter of Pete and Ellen Mattson, and sister to Nic and Hayley Mattson. Mario, a San Diego transplant who has called Paso Robles home for ten years, is the son of Anthony and Maria Guerra, who reside in Vista, Calif. The couple plans to elope privately and celebrate their nuptials with family and friends later this summer.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — At roughly 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Deputies responded to a report of a home invasion robbery that occurred in the 1700 block of O’Connor Way in rural San Luis Obispo. On Sunday, Feb. 14, a suspect was identified through the course of the investigation. The Sheriff ’s Forensic Specialists and Investigators with the Major Crimes Unit identified 38-yearold Johnny Jesse Roman, Jr., of San Luis

DEATHS KIMBRELL — Marcia Kimbrell, 73, of Cayucos passed away on February 1, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. BLACKWELL — Ronald Blackwell, 59, of Paso Robles passed away on January 30, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. GIUFFREDA — Frank Giuffreda, 71, of Morro Bay passed away on February 2, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. SMITH — Michael Smith, 52, of Atascadero passed away on January 30, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. VANDEGRIFT — Robert Vandegrift, 89, of Atascadero passed away on February 7, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. PANCHAL — Bhagwatiben Panchal, 84, of Morro Bay passed away on February 6, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. RUSCKI — Dennis Ruscki, 70, of Paso Robles passed away on February 2, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. FRICKEL — Karen Frickel, 76, of San Luis Obispo passed away on February 4, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. ALVERSON — Sandra Alverson, 74, of Cayucos passed away on February 4, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. NEAL — Rose Ellen Neal, 74, of Arroyo Grande passed away on February 9, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach. FISHER — Lois Margaret Fisher, 90, of Nipomo passed away on February 10, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach. PERRY — Zander Mathew Perry, 18, of Atascadero passed away on February 4, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Chapel of the Roses. HILTON — Cora Hilton, 82, of Arroyo Grande, passed away February 5, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel in Grover Beach.

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RESERVOIR LEVELS Obispo as the suspect in this case. Roman is believed to have entered the home of an elderly female and stole cash from the residence, and then stole the victim’s truck. The vehicle is a gold 2006 Chevy

Silverado with a license plate number of 8Z85747. An arrest warrant has been issued for Roman. If you see this vehicle or the suspect, do not attempt to make contact and immediately call 911.

SANTA MARGARITA LAKE (Salinas Reservoir): 73.6% capacity LOPEZ LAKE: 40.1% capacity LAKE NACIMIENTO: 41% capacity LAKE SAN ANTONIO: 20% capacity WHALE ROCK: 78.92% capacity

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TO READ THE FULL WEEK’S REPORT, GO TO OUR WEBSITES: ATASCADERONEWS.COM • PASOROBLESPRESS.COM ATASCADERO POLICE DEPARTMENT FEBRUARY 09, 2021 • 08:29— CASSIE EMALEE JONES, 22, transient, was booked for USE/UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A)]; Case no. 210318 • 21:30— LOREN VINCENT BLANC, 39, of Bakersfield, was arrested at Circle K West and booked for VIOLATION PROBATION/ FELONY [1203.2(A)], ARREST WARRANT/ FELONY [813]; Case no. 210328 FEBRUARY 10, 2021 • 02:42— RACHAEL LEA WISENER, 37, of Atascadero was arrested on the corner of El Camino Real and Jornada Ln. and cited for DUI ALCOHOL [23152(A)], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)]; Case no. 210329 • 17:30— DONNA JO TRZINSKI, 61, of Atascadero was cited for DISPLAY ON VEHICLE/PRESENT TO OFFICER UNLAWFUL REGISTRATION [4462.5]; Case no. 210335

• 23:56— Owen Benjamen Ohagan, 41, of Shandon was arrested on the 900 block of El Camino Real and cited for POSSESS UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], POSSESS CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)]; Case no. 210336 FEBRUARY 11, 2021 • 10:59— ASHLEY MARIE MACK, 34, transient, was arrested on the 6800 block of El Camino Real and cited for POSSESS NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE FELONY [11350(A)]; Case no. 210338 • 21:12— GABRIEL VALANTY NETZ, 27, of Atascadero was arrested on the 7600 block of El Camino Real and booked for USE/ UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A)]; Case no. 210342 • 21:12— GABRIEL VALANTY NETZ, 27, of Atascadero was arrested on the 7600 block of El Camino Real and booked for FAILURE TO APPEAR AFTER PTA AND NOT POSTING BAIL [853.8]; Case no. 202258 FEBRUARY, 12, 2021 • 11:25— SIMON BENTLY LORDEN, 19, of

Atascadero was arrested on the 9400 block of El Camino Real and cited for POSSESS UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)], DISPLAY ON VEHICLE/PRESENT TO OFFICER UNLAWFUL REGISTRATION [4462.5], RECEIVE/ETC KNOWN STOLEN PROPERTY [496(A)]; Case no. 210348 • 18:35— DENNIS CHARLES SCHMIDT, 65, of Atascadero was arrested on the corner of Morro Rd. and Portola Rd. and cited for DUI ALCOHOL [23152(A)], DUI ALCOHOL [23152(B)]; Case no. 210352 FEBRUARY 13, 2021 • 12:38— STEVEN DEWEY MARTIN, 41, of Atascadero was arrested on the 13000 block of Morro Rd. and cited for ARREST WARRANT/ MISDEMEANOR AND INFRACTION CASES [1427]; Case no. 202069 FEBRUARY 14, 2021 • 00:40— EDWARD GLENN HASH, 36, of Atascadero was on the 5300 block of Traffic Way and booked for ASSAULT W/DEADLY WEAPON:NOT F/ARM [245(A)(1)]; Case no. 210360

PASO ROBLES POLICE DEPARTMENT FEBRUARY 09, 2021 • 17:00— JAMES MANUEL TABAREZ, 35, of Paso Robles was arrested on the corner of Melody Dr. and Lana St. and booked and released for EVADING A PEACE OFFICER/ RECKLESSDRIVING [2800.2VC]; Case no. 21-0343 • 23:04— VALERIE A DUNHAM, 59, of Atascadero was arrested on the 700 block of Pine St. and booked and released for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC]; Case no. 21-0346 FEBRUARY 10, 2021 • 04:26— ALEXIS JAMES SOTELO, 30, of Paso Robles was arrested at Sherwood at Creston and booked and released for DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC}, POSSESSION OF SPECIFIED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11377(A)H&S], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S],

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71º | 41º WILLFULLY RESISTS,DELAYS,OBSTRUCTS. [148(A)(1)PC]; Case no. 210347 FEBRUARY 14, 2021 • 00:23— MIGUEL ANGEL GODOY, 29, of Paso Robles was arrested on the 700 block of Creston Rd. and booked and released for being UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A) H&S], PROHIB OWN/ETC AMMO/ ETC [30305(A)(1)PC]; Case no. 21-0382 • 04:27— ERIC MICHAEL LUTH, 29, of Paso Robles was arrested on the 700 block of Shannon Hill Dr. and booked and released for DISORDERLY CONDUCT/DRUNK IN PUBLIC [647(F)PC]; Case no. 21-0383 • 22:26— SETH CHARLES TERRAZAS, 31, of Henderson Nevada was arrested on Sulpher Springs Rd., booked and released for being UNDER INFLUENCE OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11550(A)H&S], NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11350(A)H&S], POSSESSION OF UNLAWFUL PARAPHERNALIA [11364(A)H&S]; Case no. 21-0387

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Opportunity Blooms in Tax Season

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ax season can be a period of new possibilities – especially when it comes down to what to do with your refund or, on the flip side, how to settle your bill. If you receive a refund So you worked diligently with your tax preparer to complete your return, only to discover some of the fruits of last year’s labor will be coming back to you as a refund. So, what can you do with your

bounty? Here are some possibilities: • Start fresh. Strengthen your finances by paying down a credit card or any other non-tax-advantaged debt. • Cultivate. Make some improvements to make your home more valuable, comfortable, or energy-efficient – or get ahead on the kids’ tuition. • Nourish. Invest in yourself (new gym membership or art classes) or someone else (donate to a charity or sponsor a family or individual in need). • Replant. Use that money to get a head start on this year’s contributions to your retirement account or bolster your emergency fund. • Plan. Some say a refund is just a loan you give the government interest-free. Should you reconsider your withholdings so that you come out even next year? If you end up owing If you end up owing taxes, you’ll need

to decide how to pay. However, before you write that check or cash in some of your invested assets, consider how those actions may impact you immediately and over the long run. For instance, liquidating assets in your investment portfolio to pay your taxes may generate new tax consequences and could impact your long-term investment strategy. And emptying your savings account may leave you vulnerable should another unplanned need for cash arise. Instead of using the assets working toward your long-term goals, consider liquidity and borrowing options based on the value of your assets or that offer rewards like cash back or redeemable points. That way, you can access the cash you need to pay your tax bill while keeping your assets where they belong – invested. Looking to reduce your tax bill next year? Consider these tips: • Maximize contributions. Take advan-

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tage of tax breaks in your retirement accounts and make catch-up contributions once you turn 50. • Harvest losses. Consider balancing your realized capital gains by selling securities for a loss and reducing your tax liability. • Seek advice. Contact your financial advisor and tax professional to discuss tax planning. Spring forward thoughtfully The year’s early months are a time of renewal, so use your tax refund wisely, or if you owe taxes, consider your long-term investment plan and borrowing options before uprooting your hardworking, invested assets. You should discuss any tax matters with the appropriate professional. Sarah Santana is an independent opinion columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at sarah.santana@raymondjames.com.

Georgia Brown Breeds Unique Students

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ast month I was extremely disheartened to hear that Georgia Brown was recommended by the 7-11 committee to close the school for budget purposes. Mind you, I understand the school is falling apart. I understand that it needs a complete overhaul of which, according to the 7-11 Committee, “the $13.85 million currently allocated to Georgia Brown likely would not be sufficient to complete a renovation”. However, I hope the committee truly looks at the bigger picture of what surrounds that campus and how important it is for us to keep a school open in that vicinity. On an educational level, the dual immersion program at Georgia Brown breeds unique students that think differently and learn differently. With having to juggle two different languages, it boosts cognitive skills, which in turn boosts problem-solving skills. It provides

and in a world where the underserved need community support, is this the best decision to make? How do we resolve to save the district money and support a community that needs our support? What will transportation look like if/when the school is moved to the new Bauer Speck school? Will the school district make sure these kids have transportation to and from so they can attend PRYAF or go to the study library? Is renovation completely out of the picture? Is there another school that can be closed to make the amount of schools on the east and west sides more equitable? I bring these questions up because in reviewing the 7-11 Committee report, not once did it mention anything about how that community would be served when considering this decision. It addressed the Dual Immersion program (which will still remain but just moved to a different location), the age of the school, the condition it was in, and the budget it would take for renovation. But not once did it mention anything about how this closure would benefit the community around it. I remember the first time I set foot on that campus when I was turning in my daughter’s kindergarten application to attend the school back in 2006. I loved the feel of the cultural influence and the sound of everyone speaking Spanish. It brought back memories of my child-

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enhanced communication skills wherein Kindergarten 50 percent of the kids come from Spanish only speaking homes and the other 50 percent from English only speaking homes, forcing them to express themselves differently for communication. It allows them to use language in realworld ways, and there is something to be said that Georgia Brown has produced the last three years of Valedictorians at PRHS. On a social level, GB serves the beautiful community that surrounds it by providing global and diversity enrichment. It unites cultures and provides relationships and unpretentious long-lasting friendships. It has a first 5 programs right next to it that is a feeder for GB. Although currently closed due to the pandemic, it also has a City Study Library, which provides a safe, supportive environment for students to get homework done. In addition, the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation (PRYAF) is nearby, which provides FREE enrichment of the arts so students can walk there after school to take dance, art, theater, and music lessons. Something that they may not have access to if it wasn’t right there in their neighborhood. Although I understand the fiscal reasons for recommending the closure of Georgia Brown, my bigger concern is for the community which surrounds it. In a world where inclusivity is on the rise

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ommunications are enhanced when you do not belittle, ridicule, devaluate or insult others. Obviously, you should never call people names such as stupid, lazy, or anything else that can be perceived as demeaning or invalidating. Additionally, it is safe to say that a non-hostile or non-aggressive approach will be received more positively than communications that are perceived as threatening or demeaning. Communications are enhanced when one truly listens to others, with every fiber of your being. That means you are not judging or

attempting to control others by imposing your own values, goals, or priorities. But rather than you are attempting to put yourself in the other persons’ shoes, but truly attempting to understand where they are coming from. One valuable approach is to repeat back what the person is telling you and ask if you have understood them correctly. If not, persist until they agree that you have correctly interpreted their points of view. Another valuable approach, especially when the communications involve political opinions, is to identify whatever ideas or concepts that you share in common. What matters to both of you? What things can you agree on? And, of course, you can agree to disagree,

but being respectful of the opinions of others. When others are aggressive or insensitive when interacting with you, be sensitive that it may not be about you, but rather a result of whatever frustrations or anxieties they are experiencing. They may be feeling stressed or anxious for a variety of reasons. In this day and age of the coronavirus and economic uncertainty, it should not be a surprise to see a much higher level of discomfort and anxiety as the order of the day. Remember that the journey of life is different for everyone and easier for some than others. In other words, be sensitive to whatever challenges others may be experiencing.

hood growing up. It was at that moment, I knew that it was the right move to raise our children in this environment. In a world where each generation loses a part of the generation before, we were doing the opposite, and I know it warmed my parents’ hearts to know their grandchildren would be carrying on the Spanish Language along with the Spanish influences. Georgia Brown’s location had a lot to do with that. I hope that when this decision is finally made, significant thought is put into how this closure would benefit the community that surrounds Georgia Brown. After all, this change would likely make it difficult for those living there who need a school in their vicinity. I know the leaders of the school have the best interest of the children and will make decisions to have minimal impact on the school and the community around it. I just hope the Board of Trustees also put the best interest of the students in that neighborhood at the forefront and, if closure is necessary, that they put into place precautions to support them. As a community, we need to lift up the Georgia Brown neighborhood and let them know they are just as important as other parts of the community. Sarah Santana is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at sarah.santana@raymondjames.com.

Dear Editor, My reply is no, no, no. Sales taxes increased to support emergency workers, school district is a financial mess, where’s our street repairs. Enough money has been thrown around, and so far, I personally have seen very little for it. The City Council knew there was a shortage coming because Templeton did not need waste treatment services. Did they do anything? No! They waited until the last minute to A Note About Our

ask to increase fees. ENOUGH TAXES. Cut your city payroll. Stop the “studies.“ This is mismanagement and nothing more. Reallocate money stop putting more on citizens who are unemployed, underemployed. New revenue, try a cannabis retail store. Look how much money in taxes other cities have raised. Where is the increased crime rate from the retail operations? Want more revenue, don’t tax me; cut your payroll open a cannabis retail store. Diane Goelz Atascadero

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When dealing with others, remember after questioning from CBSN that appropriate assertiveness implies that if anchor you believe that you are being taken advanyoutube.com/ tage of, the ideal approach is neither to be watch?v=F0G6mAMUAsA aggressive or passive but rather to present your point of view in a logical, persuasive, • Jordan Peterson: “There was and non-threatening manner. Repetition, if needed, is appropriate, but the bottom plenty of motivation to take line is to be persistent, but not threatening, me out. It just didn’t work” sticking to the facts as you perceive them. youtube.com/ In summary, the bottom line in commuwatch?v=yZYQpge1W5s&t=12s nicating with others is to be non-hostile or aggressive and to be truly understanding, • TIME Magazine: The Secret non-judgmental, compassionate and loving. History of the Shadow Daniel Rich is a guest opinion columnist for Campaign That Saved the The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; 2020 Election you can email him at djrich9133@sbcglobal.net. time.com/5936036/secret-

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THE SALVATION ARMY SAYS THANK YOU Dear Editor, Thanks to an outpouring of generosity from the community during this past holiday season, The Salvation Army was able to assist hundreds of needy families and individuals in San Luis Obispo County. Our volunteer bell-ringers deserve special acknowledgment for safely showing up during a pandemic to greet people and accept donations. We also want to

give a big shout-out to the numerous • “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself fire departments and police stations, churches, banks, and other companies in the service of others.” that provided space and helped collect Mahatma Gandhi food and toys. But most of all, we say thank you to Word of the Week: this amazing community. Because of you, benevolent we were able to provide food, clothing, [be·nev·o·lent] gift cards, books, and toys to many grateful individuals. adjective Capt. Elaine Mansoor, characterized by or given to doing Executive Director and Pastor good The Salvation Army San Luis Obispo County

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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/ KAYLA PAGE MCKENZIE, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/29/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/01/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/29/2026 PUB: 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25/2021 LEGAL CM 70 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210185 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: MINTYWORKS, 24681 LA PLZ, STE 270, DANA POINT, CA 92629, ORANGE COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: SIGN BIZ, INC., 24681 LA PLZ, STE 270, DANA POINT, CA 92629 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/ SIGN BIZ, INC., TERESA M. YOUNG, PRESIDENT & CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/21/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NA CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/21/2026 PUB: 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25/2021 LEGAL CM 71 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210226 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: YOUNGIN, 3800 OBISPO RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: CLYDE CARSEL YOUNG, 3800 OBISPO RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SUSAN YOUNG, 3800 OBISPO 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/ CLYDE C. YOUNG, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/28/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/28/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/28/2026 PUB: 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25/2021 LEGAL CM 72 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210244 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SLOMIXX, 1295 NOYES RD, ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA 93420, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: SANDRA STAUCH, 1285 NOYES RD, ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA 93420-5012, RICHARD STAUCH, 1295 NOYES RD, ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA 93420-5012 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/ SANDRA STAUCH, PARTNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/01/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/06/2012 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/01/2026 PUB: 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25/2021 LEGAL CM 73 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210053 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/

ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: THE IRON JUNGLE OF PASO ROBLES LLC, 580 LINNE ROAD SUITE 100, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: THE IRON JUNGLE OF PASO ROBLES LLC, 580 LINNE ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CALIFORNIA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ THE IRON JUNGLE OF PASO ROBLES LLC, JOE A THOMAS, OWNER, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/06/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 10/01/2015 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/06/2026 PUB: 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25/2021 LEGAL CM 74 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210238 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: NOVEDADES LA BELLA, 9965 EL CAMINO REAL STE E, ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: LETICIA SILVA MEDINA, 1811 CANOPY DR, SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA 93458, MARIO GUTIERREZ ESPINOZA, 320 VINE STREET, PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA 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/ LETICIA SILVA MEDINA, PARTNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/29/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/29/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/29/2026 PUB: 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25/2021 LEGAL CM 75 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210156 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: VIGO CELLARS, 3092 ANDERSON ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: DANIEL M RODRIGUES, 1975 CALLE PATTITO, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, KIMBERLY J RODRIGUES, 1975 CALLE PATTITO, 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/ KIMBERLY J RODRIGUES This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/19/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/19/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/19/2026 PUB: 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25/2021 LEGAL CM 77 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210237 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: BEAR CITY SOCIAL, 1482 14TH ST, LOS OSOS, CA 93402, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: MEGHAN NOEL BEHRENS, 1482 14TH ST, LOS OSOS, CA 93402, SHAUN RYAN BEHRENS, 1482 14TH ST, LOS OSOS, CA 93402 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ MEGHAN N. BEHRENS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/29/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 04/03/2018 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify

that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/29/2026 PUB: 02/04, 02/11, 02/18, 02/25/2021 LEGAL CM 78 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210275 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: BB BOUTIQUE, 9473 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: LETICIA VAZQUEZ DIAZ, 4540 TRAFFIC WAY, 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/ LETICIA VAZQUEZ DIAZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/02/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/02/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/02/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 79 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210273 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PORRAS MOTORSPORT LLC, 8220 CRESTON ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: PORRAS MOTORSPORT LLC, 8220 CRESTON 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/ PORRAS MOTORSPORT LLC, MIKE MITCHELL, MANAGING MEMBER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/02/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/01/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/02/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 80 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210211 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: LA BELLASERA HOTEL & SUITES, 206 ALEXA COURT, PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: PACIFIC COAST HOTEL PROPERTIES II, LLC., 7301 E. SUNDANCE TRAIL, SUITE A101, CAREFREE, AZ, 85377 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization IOWA 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/ PACIFIC COAST HOTEL PROPERTIES II, LLC., KEVIN BIERL, MANAGING MEMBER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/26/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 8/1/2007 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/26/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 81 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210192 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: AMERICAN TIRE DEPOT, AMERICAN TIRE DEPOT AUTO CARE EXPERTS, AMERICAN TIRE DEPOT COMPLETE AUTO CARE, WAYNE’S TIRE AND AUTO REPAIR, 101 CALLE PROPANO, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: ATV. INC., 4490 AYERS AVE, VERNON, CA 90058 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/ ATV, INC., PRESIDENT, ARA TCHAGHLASSIAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/25/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/14/2016 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/25/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 82 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210235 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: DRIVING HEARTS MINIATURE FARM, 1537 GENESEO RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: NICOLE C RYAN, 1537 GENESEO ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SCOTT C RYAN, 1537 GENESEO 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/ NICOLE C. RYAN This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/29/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/29/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 83 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210285 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: HVS PROPERTIES, 555 MOUNTAIN SPRINGS ROAD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: LAURA P ZENOBIO, 555 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/ LAURA P ZENOBIO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/03/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/20/2020 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/03/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 84 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210165 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SAN LUIS COLORS, 12425 TORREON ROAD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: JAY F. KIMBALL, 12425 TORREON ROAD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, KERRY KIMBALL, 12425 TORREON 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/ KERRY KIMBALL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/20/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: N/A CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/20/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 85 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NEW FILE NO. 20210290 OLD FILE NUMBER. 20192877 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S) TO BE ABANDONED: HIGH-

LAND CLEANING SERVICES, HIGHLAND CLEANING, HIGHLAND, 5695 ROSARIO AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME WAS FILED IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 12/12/2019 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) HAVE ABANDONED THE USE OF THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: BENJAMIN LORNE FERGUSON, 5695 ROSARIO AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL.: BENJAMIN FERGUSON THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 02/04/2021 CERTIFICATION I HERBY CERTIFY THAT THIS COPY IS A CORRECT COPY OF THE ORIGINAL STATEMENT ON FILE IN MY OFFICE. TOMMY GONG, COUNTY CLERK BY JAANDERSON, DEPUTY CLERK PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 86 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210287 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: ANNETTA BOUTIQUE, 4250 NORTH RYAN RD, CRESTON, CA 93432, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: MCKENZIE O’NEAL GIBBINS, 4250 NORTH RYAN RD, CRESTON, CA 93432 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/ MCKENZIE O’NEAL GIBBINS, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/03/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/03/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 87 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210277 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CORNUCOPIA PACKAGING, 448 SHERWOOD RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: CORNUCOPIA TOOL & PLASTICS INC, 448 SHERWOOD RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ CORNUCOPIA TOOL & PLASTICS INC, SHANNON MONTELLO, CFO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/02/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/02/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/02/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 88 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210261 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: YOUR HOUSEKEEPER, 5227 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: JALANI MAILI, 5227 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/ JALANI MAILI, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/01/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/30/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/01/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 89

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210291 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SCOTLYN VINEYARD SERVICES, 809 ANGUS STREET, PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: JASON S. YEAGER MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC, 809 ANGUS STREET, PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA 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/ JASON S. YEAGER MANAGEMENT GROUP, LLC, JASON S. YEAGER-MANAGER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/04/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/03/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/04/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 90 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210245 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: BAKING ON SUNDAYS, 3563 SUELDO ST. SUITE H, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA 93401, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: KAITLIN MUNOZ, 623 CAUDILL STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA 93401 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ KAITLIN MUNOZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/01/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/01/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 91 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210232 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: THE HVAC DOCTOR LLC, 9300 SANTA CLARA RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: THE HVAC DOCTOR LLC, 9300 SANTA CLARA RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ THE HVAC DOCTOR LLC, NATHANIEL DOMINGO-MANAGER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/28/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 03/01/2017 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/28/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 92 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210252 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: ORACLE, 6280 PALMA AVENUE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: TIFFANY ELISABETH NIXON, 6030 LEWIS 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/ TIFFANY ELISABETH NIXON This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/01/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/27/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in

my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/01/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 94 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210313 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CENTRAL COAST CUSTOM BUILDERS, 8480 EL DORADO RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: JASON R GREENHALGH, 8480 EL DORADO 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/ JASON GREENHALGH, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/08/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/18/2014 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/08/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 95 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210310 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: RICHARD GOMEZ TOURS, 1464 22ND STREET, OCEANO, CA 93445, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: RICHARD GOMEZ, 1464 22ND STREET, OCEANO, CA 93445 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/ RICHARD GOMEZ, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/08/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 09/01/2018 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/08/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 96 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210307 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: THE MITCHELLS WEDDINGS, 1277 BELRIDGE ST 11B, OCEANO, CA 93445, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: ABRAHAM JACK MITCHELL, 1277 BELRIDGE ST 11B, OCEANO, CA 93445 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/ ABRAHAM MITCHELL, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/05/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/01/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/05/2026 PUB: 02/11, 02/18, 02/25, 03/04/2021 LEGAL CM 97 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210315 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: THE CLEANING LADY, 1926 EBONY DR. APT. C, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: MONICA LUCERO FLORES, 1926 EBONY DR. APT.C, PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA 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/ MONICA LUCERO FLORES, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis


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rect. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ PHOENIX VINTNERS, LLC, MANAGER/PRESIDENT, RICHARD LIBBY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/09/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 05/01/2020 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/09/2026 PUB: 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, 03/11/2021 LEGAL CM 102 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210328 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: WARRIORS BARBERSHOP, 1299 MISSION ST SPACE 5, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: RICARDO GUERRERO AGUILAR, 3408 SPRING ST APT 101A, 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/ RICARDO GUERRERO AGUILAR This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/09/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/09/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/09/2026 PUB: 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, 03/11/2021 LEGAL CM 103 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210276 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PACIFIC HARVEST COMMERCIAL FISHING, 423 LONGBRANCH AVE, GROVER BEACH, CA 93433, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: KELLY JON DOBBINS, 423 LONGBRANCH AVE, 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/ KELLY JON DOBBINS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/02/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/02/2026 PUB: 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, 03/11/2021 LEGAL CM 104 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210326 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: MOUNTAIN MACS, 2924 SORREL LANE, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: AMANDA LYNN KOWALSKI, 2924 SOR-

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REL LANE, 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/ AMANDA LYNN KOWALSKI This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/09/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/22/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/09/2026 PUB: 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, 03/11/2021 LEGAL CM 105 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210270 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: JOES OTHER PLACE, 730 S MAIN STREET, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: ONTIVEROS INC,, 730 S MAIN STREET, 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/ ONTIVEROS INC, JOSEPH ONTIVEROS, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/02/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/13/2001 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By ABAUTISTA, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/02/2026 PUB: 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, 03/11/2021 LEGAL CM 106 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210334 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: NORTH COUNTY PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS, 8260 MORRO RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: JOHN D HOLLINGSEAD, 8260 MORRO 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/ JOHN D HOLLINGSEAD This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/09/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 09/01/1992 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/09/2026 PUB: 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, 03/11/2021 LEGAL CM 107 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210339 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: OLIVETO RANCH, 609 18TH ST, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: STEVEN CHARLES STURKEN, 101 N MAIN ST #1316, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, MARI L STURKEN, 101 N MAIN ST - 1316, 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/ STEVEN CHARLES STURKEN, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/10/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/31/2010 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/10/2026 PUB: 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, 03/11/2021 LEGAL CM 109 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210354 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: INTERIOR FINESSE, 4350 ALMOND DR., TEMPLETON, CA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: DAVID E VANDERPLAS, 4350 ALMOND DR, 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/ DAVID E VANDERPLAS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 02/10/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 05/19/1993 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By ABAUTISTA, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 02/10/2026 PUB: 02/18, 02/25, 03/04, 03/11/2021 LEGAL CM 110 PUBLIC NOTICE American Towers LLC is proposing to increase the height of an existing monopine telecommunications tower from 55-feet to 75-feet at 2340 Park St, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California 934461438, Parcel: 2900568. American Towers LLC seeks comments from all interested persons on any potential significant impact the proposed action could have on the quality of the human environment pursuant to 47 C.F.R. Section 1.1307, including potential impacts to historic or cultural resources that are listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Interested persons may comment or raise concerns about the proposed action by submitting an e-mail to enviro. services@americantower.com. Paper comments can be sent to: American Towers LLC, Attn: Environmental Compliance, 10 Presidential Way, Woburn, MA 01801. Requests or comments should be limited to environmental and historic/ cultural resource impact concerns, and must be received on or within 30 days of this publication. This invitation to comment is separate from any local planning/zoning process that may apply to this project. PUB: 02/11, 02/18/2021 LEGAL CM 93 NOTICE OF ADOPTION URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 644

URGENCY ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA AFFIRMING ORDERS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THE EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO AND THE CITY DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES RELATED TO THE COVID-19 STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY AND EXPRESSLY AFFIRMING SUCH ACTIONS AND ORDERS AS APPLICABLE AND ENFORCEABLE WITHIN CITY JURISDICTION WHEREAS, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has confirmed thousands of cases of individuals who have severe respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, called COVID-19, as well as deaths caused by this illness; and WHEREAS, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and the CDC announced that community spread of COVID-19 is likely to occur in the United States; and WHEREAS, the President of the United States has declared a State of National Emergency and, on March 4, 2020, the Governor of the State of California has proclaimed a State of Emergency for the State of California and issued Executive Orders and direction regarding measures to mitigate the spread of cases of COVID-19 within the State of California; and WHEREAS, the increase of reported cases and deaths associated with COVID-19 also prompted the County of San Luis Obispo to proclaim a local public health emergency on March 13, 2020; and WHEREAS, Section 4-4.07 of the Atascadero Municipal Code and the Emergency Service Act (Gov. Code §§ 8550 et seq.) empower the Director of Emergency Services (City Manager) to proclaim a local emergency when the City is affected by extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the territorial limits of the city caused by such conditions as an epidemic, and on March 14, 2020 the Director issued a proclamation declaring a Local Emergency due to COVID-19; and WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020, the City Council adopted Resolution 2020-005 declaring the existence of a local emergency with the City due to COVID 19; and WHEREAS, since the emergency due to COVID-19 began, there have been multiple Orders issued by Governor Newsom and the State Department of Public Health and the County of San Luis Obispo Health Officer and by the City’s Director of Emergency Services (collectively “Orders”) which have imposed requirements due to COVID-19 including restrictions on both businesses and individuals and the likelihood based on the issuance of past Orders is that there will be further Orders issued in the future; and WHEREAS, on June 11, 2019 the City appointed the San Luis Obispo County Health Officer as the City Health Officer and further consented to the enforcement of laws relating to the public health by the San Luis Obispo County Health Officer within the City of Atascadero (Resolution No. 2019-038); and WHEREAS, Health & Safety Code Sections 101029 and 120155 authorize the City’s

peace officers to enforce orders of the State and County Public Health Officers issued for the purpose of preventing the spread of any contagious, infectious, or communicable disease and Government Code Section 41601 further authorizes the City’s Chief of Police to enforce local health orders to prevent the spread of disease; and WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread rapidly worldwide and in the U.S., continuing to present an immediate and significant risk to public health and safety, and resulting in serious illness or death to vulnerable populations, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions; and WHEREAS, heightened levels of public health and safety planning and preparedness have been necessitated in preparation for and response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the County of San Luis Obispo, and rapid response not lending itself to otherwise applicable notice and approval timelines has been and will be necessary to respond to the rapidly evolving pandemic and to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19 and its resulting public health and safety impacts; and WHEREAS, in the absence of such actions, County wide health services may become overwhelmed and unable to keep up with medical demand for care and availability of hospital or care facility capacity. NOW THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY ATASCADERO HEREBY ORDAINS AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. All recitals set forth above, and all recitals included in support of Federal, State and County and City Orders are adopted as though fully set forth herein as findings in support of this Urgency Ordinance; and SECTION 2. A local emergency continues to exist throughout the City, and the City has been undertaking, and will continue through cessation of this emergency to undertake, necessary measures and incur necessary costs, which are directly related to the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 Virus and are taken in furtherance of: the Governor’s Proclamation of a State of Emergency on March 4, 2020; the President of the United States’ Declaration of a National Emergency on March 13, 2020; the City Council Resolution 2020-005 declaring the existence of a local emergency with the City due to COVID 19; and Orders issued by the County Emergency Services Director and the County Public Health Director and the City Director of Emergency Services. SECTION 3. During the existence of said local emergency, the powers, functions, and duties of the Emergency Services Director and the Emergency Organization of this City shall be those prescribed by state law, ordinances, and resolutions of this City and by the Atascadero Emergency Operations Plan, notwithstanding otherwise applicable procedures, timelines or methods of action and the Emergency Services Director is expressly authorized to take any and all actions in furtherance of emergency powers to address the local emergency. SECTION 4. Orders of Governor Newsom and the State Department of Public Health and the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services

Director, County Public Health Officer and the City Director of Emergency Services (hereafter “Orders”) currently in effect or as subsequently amended , and any Orders which may be issued in the future, are hereby expressly acknowledged and declared to be enforceable within the City of Atascadero and violations of Atascadero Municipal Code (AMC) Section 1-3.02.1 as if directly enacted by the City Council or as otherwise allowed by law. SECTION 5. The Emergency Services Director and Administrative Services Director or their designees are hereby directed and authorized to pursue recovery from all available State and Federal agencies for reimbursement for COVID-19 related City costs and expenses from and after the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists since January 27, 2020. SECTION 6. This ordinance shall remain in effect until it is repealed by the City Council by ordinance. SECTION 7. Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this ordinance is found to be unconstitutional or otherwise invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the remaining provisions of this Urgency Ordinance. SECTION 8. Urgency Declaration; Effective Date. The City Council finds and declares that the adoption and implementation of this ordinance is necessary for the immediate preservation and protection of the public peace, health and safety as detailed above and as the City and public would suffer potentially irreversible displacement of commercial and residential tenants resulting from evictions and foreclosure for failure to pay rent during the COVID-19 crisis. During this local emergency, and in the interest of protecting the public health and preventing transmission of COVID-19, it is essential to avoid unnecessary housing displacement, to protect the City’s affordable housing stock, and to prevent housed individuals from falling into homelessness, especially given state and county directives to stay at home. Promoting stability amongst commercial tenancies is also conducive to public health, allowing businesses to follow the advice and directives of public health officials to close and allowing employees to avoid public contact during times of a public health crisis without fear of imminent eviction or foreclosure. Loss of income as a result of COVID-19 may inhibit City residents and businesses from fulfilling their financial obligations, including payment of rent and mortgages. Enforcement of State and County State at Home Orders, as stated in the Public Health Officer orders incorporated herein by reference, is further necessary to protect the spread of COVID-19. Under Government Code Section 8634 and PRMC Chapter 2.64, this ordinance is necessary to provide for the protection of life and property for the reasons set out herein. The Council therefore finds and determines that the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, and protection of life and property, require that this Ordinance be enacted as an urgency ordinance pursuant to Government Code section 36937 and take effect immediately upon adoption by four-fifths of the City Council. SECTION 9. Publication.

The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this Urgency Ordinance no later than fifteen (15) days following the passage of this Urgency Ordinance, the Urgency Ordinance, along with the names of the City Council members voting for and against the Urgency Ordinance, shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Atascadero. PASSED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Atascadero, California, held on the 9th day of February, 2021, by a vote of at least four-fifths of the City Council. AYES: Council Members Bourbeau, Dariz, Funk, Newsom, and Mayor Moreno NOES: None ABSENT: None DATED: February 10, 2021 /s/ A. Muther, Deputy City Clerk PUB: 02/18/2021 LEGAL CM 108 NOTICE OF AMENDED PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LAURA ROSE COATS AKA LAURA R. COATS CASE NO. 21PR-0003 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of LAURA ROSE COATS AKA LAURA R. COATS. AN AMENDED PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by VIRGINIA COATS ASHWORTH in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE AMENDED PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that VIRGINIA COATS ASHWORTH be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE AMENDED PETITION requests the decedent’s WILL and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The WILL and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE AMENDED PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 03/09/21 at 9:00AM in Dept. 9 located at 1050 MONTEREY STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an

attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner C. TUCKER CHEADLE, C. TUCKER CHEADLE, A LAW CORPORATION 1000 QUAIL STREET, SUITE 100 NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660 BSC 219444 2/18, 2/25, 3/4/21 CNS-3441953# ATASCADERO NEWS LEGAL CM 111 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF ATASCADERO DATE: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 TIME: 6:00 p.m. PLACE: City of Atascadero Council Chambers 6500 Palma Avenue Atascadero, CA 93422 At the time of this publishing, it is expected that this meeting will be held virtually. Should circumstances change, which would allow for the meeting to be physically open to the public, the change will be noted on the City’s website with the posting of the agenda and agenda packet. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Atascadero will hold a public hearing at the time and place indicated above to consider the following project and proposed environmental determination. 1 ) The proposed project consists of a Conditional Use Permit for the addition of a new diesel generator with a fuel tank and enclosure at 7125 Serena Court (USE21-0003). This project is consistent with previously Certified Mitigated Negative Declaration 2002-0034 and 2006-0002. Staff’s recommendation is to approve the project with conditions. Interested individuals will be given an opportunity to speak in favor or opposition to the above-proposed project and are invited to call 669-9006833 to listen and submit written public comments to pc-comments@atascadero. org by 5:00 pm on the day of the meeting. Email comments must identify the Agenda Item Number in the subject line of the email. The comments will be read into the record, with a maximum allowance of 3 minutes per individual comment, subject to the Chairperson’s discretion. All comments should be a maximum of 500 words, which corresponds to approximately 3 minutes of speaking time. If a comment is received after the agenda item is heard but before the close of the meeting, the comment will still be included as a part of the record of the meeting but will not be read into the record. Information regarding the hearing is filed in the office of the Secretary of the Commission. If a challenge to the above applications is made in court, persons may be limited to raising only those issues they or someone else raised at the public hearing described in the notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Commission. If you have any questions, please call Planning Services at 805-470-3402 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. DATED: Feb. 16, 2021 S/ P Dunsmore, Community Development Director PUBLISH: Feb. 18, 2021 LEGAL CM 112

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WORSHIP DIRECTORY ATASCADERO BIBLE CHURCH Atas. Mall & Fwy. 101 (6225 Atas. Mall); Sunday Worship 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m.& 11 a.m.*; *kids programming available at these services; Rejoice Service 5:30 pm; Middle School ministries – Tuesdays 6:30 High School ministries– Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; Celebrate Recovery, Thursdays 7p.m.; Pastor Tom Ferrell, 466-2051; abcchurch.org. ATASCADERO GOSPEL CHAPEL 8205 Curbaril Ave. (corner of Curbaril & Atascadero Ave.): Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Ted Mort, Pastor. 805-466-0175. atascaderogospelchapel.org AWAKENING WAYS SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY A New Thought Spiritual Community! Living the Consciously Awakened Life. Dr. Terry and Dr. Frank zumMallen; For information about Sunday gatherings, classes and workshops, go to: awakeningways.org or call 805 460-0762 GRACE CENTRAL COAST NORTH COUNTY CAMPUS 9325 El Bordo Avenue; Sunday Services at 9:30 and 11 a.m.; 805-543-2358; gracecentralcoast.org; Helping people find and follow Jesus. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 238 17th St. Paso Robles; Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m.; Our Wednesday Testimony; Meeting is the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.; Reading room-same location after services & by apportionment.

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y good friend, Maureen Marquis, sent me an email last week with instructions for hugging after the pandemic is behind us. She knows that hugging is one of the things I really miss. If you were raised in a family of “huggers,” it is hard to greet your friends on a computer screen! The email included adorable pictures of adults and children shown hugging animals. In some cases, it was the other way around.

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 9925 Morro Road, Atascadero; “The Church on the Hill”; An independent church committed to the teaching of God’s Word.; Sunday School – 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship – 11 a.m.; Evening Bible Study – 6 p.m.; Wed Prayer – 7 p.m.; Nursery care provided.; Pastor Ken Butler, Jr.; (805) 461-9197. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 535 Creston Rd., Paso Robles ; (805) 238-3549 ; Dr. Gary M. Barker, Pastor; Goal of church: To teach Believers to love God and people.; Sundays: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Fellowship ; 10:30 a.m. Service; 6 p.m. Eve Service; Wednesdays: 7 p.m. prayer meeting. HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Facebook Live at 10 am during Covid19 restrictions. 10 am Outdoor Modern Worship Service and music, weather & Covid19 restrictions permitting. Masks and social distancing required. Regular schedule: When Covid restrictions are lifted. 8 a.m. Traditional Liturgical Service; 9:05 a.m. Education and Sunday School; 10 a.m. Modern Worship Service with staffed nursery care provided; Holy Communion on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; Pastor Russ Gordan, Interim Pastor; 8005 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero; 805-461-0340; ourhopelutheran.org. LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER-LCMS 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero; 466-9350; Morning Bible class at 9 a.m. Sunday; Coffee and Sunday Worship with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Sunday; Thursday morning Bible class 10 a.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship; Developmentally disabled Bible class 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings; redeemeratascadero.org; redeemeratascadero@gmail.com; Pastor Wayne Riddering. PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC We honor ancient scriptures, responding to God’s contemporary call to be just and kind.; Join us for Worship Sunday, 10 a.m.; Church School Sunday, 10:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship 11 a.m.; Men’s Bible Study, Wednesday, 8 a.m.; Women’s Bible Study, Friday, 10 a.m.; Youth Group; 1301 Oak St., Paso Robles; 805-238-3321 ST. ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH 820 Creston Rd., Paso Robles; (805) 238-2218- Parish Office open Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; website: www.saintrosechurch.org; Mass times;; Daily MassMon-Fri 7 a.m., Sat 8 a.m.; Spanish Mass- Tues 7 p.m.; Sunday Mass times:; Saturday, 5 p.m. Vigil Mass; Sunday, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 5 p.m.; Spanish Mass12:30 p.m. & 7 p.m. ST. WILLIAMS CATHOLIC CHURCH 6410 Santa Lucia Rd., Atascadero; Father Edwin Limpiado, Father Martel Ramos, Priest in residence; stwilliams.org; Confession:; Sat .3 p.m. or appt.; Mass or Communion Service; M-F 8:30 a.m.; Weekend Mass Schedule; Saturday: 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Sp), 4:30 p.m. TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 940 Creston Road; Has Sunday worship services at 9:30 a.m; For more information, call the church at (805) 238-3702. Ext. 206. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF ATASCADERO 11605 El Camino Real, Atascadero; Sunday Service Time: 10 a.m.; Nursery 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 805-4660379, fax 805-466-6399; website stlukesatascadero.org; email office@ stlukesatascadero.org.

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The Hugging Instructions read: Hugging is healthy. It helps the body’s immune system. It cures depression. It reduces stress. It’s rejuvenating.

It has no unpleasant side effects. It is all-natural; it contains no chemicals, artificial ingredients, no pesticides, and no preservatives! Hugging is practically perfect. There are no parts to break down, no monthly payments, non-taxable, non-polluting, and of course...it is fully returnable! I do believe that, whether you are into hugging or not, human contact is vital to your health, both mental and physical. As my good friend Dyann Shepard put it, “hugging is essential to our human well-being.” So, hug on, dear friends, hug on! I hope you were able to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day in a way befitting the occasions. I spent some time baking, nothing too exciting, just simple stuff. I found an old recipe for using cake mixes to make cookies and went for it. It was fun to be creative with something so easy to do. Here’s the recipe in case you have one of those days when you want to just create a cookie. These are cookie-bars and are, of course, cakelike and can easily crumble. But who doesn’t like to spoon-up the crumbles? Cookie Bars with Cake Mix Ingredients: • 1 (15.25 oz) box yellow or chocolate cake mix • 2 eggs

• ½ cup ( 1 stick) butter, melted • 2 cups M and Ms or chopped chocolate candies, or chocolate and/or white chocolate chips • Powdered sugar for sprinkling Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 X 13-inch pan with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, and melted butter. Stir in choice of chocolate. Bake 15-20 minutes until lightly golden at edges. Check with a toothpick if needed. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar using a fine-mesh strainer and cut into squares. 2. Note: Be creative by adding chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans to the batter. Serve a cookie bar topped with cherry pie filling. Make a glaze with 3 ounces of white chocolate, coarsely chopped, and 1 tablespoon shortening—mix chocolate and shortening in a small heavy saucepan. Heat on low until melted, constantly stirring—drizzle hot glaze over the cookie bars. 3. For a chocolate glaze, combine 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips with ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons butter and heat on low until chips are melted. Stir constantly until shiny and smooth. Glaze will

be thick, so immediately drizzle over bars. Sprinkle a few chopped nuts on top of the glaze. Just have fun! Let the kids in on this. Let them frost the bars with store-bought frosting and top with sprinkles according to the holiday. Remember that St. Patrick’s Day will be here in March, so get out the green sprinkles! Here’s another easy recipe for Buttermilk Ranch Dressing to serve with crisp Romaine and sliced celery. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Ingredients: • ¼ cup buttermilk • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar • 1 small garlic clove, minced • ½ teaspoon garlic powder • ½ teaspoon kosher salt • A small handful of minced fresh chives Directions: In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, minced garlic, garlic powder, salt, and chives. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve over a salad made of torn leaves of Romaine and sliced celery. Sprinkle with coarsely ground black pepper. Enjoy the weekend. Cheers! Barbie Butz is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at barbiewb@hotmail.com.

My Most Memorable Mutt

German Shorthair who walked on three legs. We lived on one acre of ground on the edge of our small town, and shortly after we got her, Cindy came limping to the house on three legs. Evidently, lee pitts she got hit by one of Henry COLUMNIST Ford’s dog-killing machines. We ogs have always been were fixing to take her to the vet my favorite people. I when my mean alcoholic father don’t like crowds, and got home from the bar and said, I’ve always had “hermit” tenden“Absolutely not. We’re not going cies, being quite happy alone with to waste good money on a dog.” myself, my wife, or my dog. If I said I’d pay for the vet because, a friend or stranger approaches at the time, I had a higher net while walking their dog, I’ll worth than my parents did, but immediately take a knee and start that just threw him into a drunken petting and talking to the dog, rage. So I sat under a lemon tree which, based upon the wagging where Cindy had made a nest, put of their tails, invariably think I’m her head in my lap, and cried my the best thing to come along since eyeballs out. I never forgave my rawhide chew toys. I prefer talking mean old man. to dogs because they are better My father also wouldn’t allow listeners, don’t interrupt, are apolit- Cindy in the house, but he was ical, and don’t tell stupid jokes. It’s drunk most of the time and was no coincidence that man’s best never wise to my disobedience. In friend can’t talk or ask to borrow the divvying up of bedrooms, my money. older and much-preferred brother There have been many dogs in got the bedroom with a bathroom, my life, but by far, the best was my sister got the biggest bedroom Cindy, named after my brothin the house with a closet, and I er’s girlfriend. (Believe me, canine was delegated to the back porch. Cindy was much better lookReally. The porch was tilted downing.) She was a black and white wards on a 7 percent grade to

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let rainwater flow outside, but it did have one attribute the other bedrooms didn’t have: a door. My parents thought the door was permanently stuck in the closed position, but little did they know that late at night, when everyone was in their rooms, I opened the door just wide enough to let Cindy on the porch where she slept beside me. Since I had to feed my animals early every morning before they started mooing, grunting or cock-a-doodleing, I secretly let Cindy out, and she’d come around to the kitchen door to greet me as if we hadn’t seen each other for years. I think my mom knew, but my dad never did. Cindy was easy to train, and everyone who came for a visit got a polite handshake from her. Cindy was also the kindest dog I’ve ever known. One of my FFA projects was raising rabbits, and one day I accidentally left the latch to the “feedlot” open, and overnight all 50 of the fryers jumped out. Without prompting, Cindy found every one of them, picked them up in her soft mouth, and brought them to me without a scratch on them. Like me, Cindy loved all the

Love Heals

I feel within me. When I feel loved by another person, I’m feeling God’s love activated within me. I can love others to the degree I love my God, as rev. elizabeth rowley the Self within all selves. COLUMNIST You can connect with this part of yourself now by stathe month of Februing the following affirmative ary has long been words aloud: Today I stand in associated with the luminous light of Love. I romance. In addition to being shine brightly to all I encounthe month of love, there are ter, and there’s plenty to go also the Western Christian around. I am loved, loving, Carnival celebration events. and lovable. I am adored. There’s Mardi Gras, which is From this place of love is a French for Fat Tuesday, a day beautiful opportunity to find of celebration and indulgence something lovable in every preceding Ash Wednesday, person, place, thing, and situthe first day of Lent, a time of ation in your experience today. sacrifice and fasting. Pay attention to what occurs This month I celebrate the internally as you actively seek relationship we each have with out the lovable. the God of our understanding. As you contemplate the For it is from that relationlovable qualities and characship which all other relationteristics of others, you vibrate ships blossom and bloom. at a higher frequency. Your When I love another person, mind is set free from the I’m expressing God’s love that shackles of judgment and

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condemnation. You begin to see more of what you love everywhere, including within you. It’s all around you. Feel, sense, and know this love now. It also feels good and positively affects our bodies and minds to come from love and seek the lovable actively. Try speaking these compliments aloud to others beginning today: You have a great smile, nice shirt; I love your shoes. That was awesome. Your hair looks fantastic. I love your glasses. You are beautiful. I love how you did your makeup. Excellent presentation. I love your style. It is so fun to work with you. You’re such a bright light. You have a strong presence. You light up the room when you walk in. Your nails are so beautiful. Where did you get that necklace - it’s gorgeous? Where do you shop because I love your style? You’ve got a great sense of humor!

animals, although I think she agreed with me that chickens could be a real pain in the patoot. She walked behind my steers when I exercised them, could herd sheep, and the only time she ever barked was to let me know that Houdini the Hog had disappeared again. Cindy may not have been the best quail hunting Pointer, but I guarantee she was the best hog dog Pointer ever. A wise person once said, “We measure our lives by the dogs we’ve owned.” That’s the only drawback with dogs is that their lives are far too short. When our last dog died, my wife said she didn’t want another because it hurt too much to lose them. But I’ve been pushing lately to get another one. The other day my wife casually mentioned that her glasses weren’t strong enough and that perhaps she was going blind. Seeing an opportunity, I asked, “Does this mean we get another dog?” If so, I’m hoping for one just like Cindy. Lee Pitts is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email him at leepitts@leepittsbooks.com.

Now say to yourself: I am strong, talented, gorgeous, intelligent, wise, charismatic, joyful, and fun. I am happy, brilliant, loving, lovable, and loved. I’ve got style, grace, finesse, and panache. I am grateful, forgiving, generous, whole, guided, gifted, adored, and cherished. And it looks like I’ve lost a little weight! Your call to action is to spend more time indulging in your belief in God’s love for you. Let it rearrange your perspective on this thing called life. Science of Mind founder Dr. Ernest Holmes wrote, “Love heals, forgives, and makes thee whole.” Let that healing power of love begin now. 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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Where We’ve Been and Where We Are Going By SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTER HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE BOARD

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wo months into 2021, we have been repeatedly reminded that human trafficking is a very real threat, and it does, in fact, take place here locally. January was human trafficking awareness month. Across the nation, statewide and locally, there were online summits, daily reminders on social media, and official proclamations made that human trafficking is a true danger to our society. Near the end of January, the latest installment of Operation Reclaim and Rebuild took place. Operation Reclaim and Rebuild is a statewide proactive multi-agency operation launched by California law enforcement investigators to recover trafficking victims and arrest traffickers. This year’s effort netted hundreds of arrests, and most importantly, the recovery and rescue of human trafficking victims. This was the second large-scale operation that took place in California in the month of January. The first was Operation Lost Angels, which occurred early in January which was primarily geared towards recovering lost, missing, and exploited children. These events took place in the month of January, which symbolically demonstrates law enforcement’s recognition of the reality of human trafficking and their dedication to fighting this epidemic. These operations have proven to be worthwhile ventures and well worth the time and effort that goes into the planning and execution of these large-scale investigations. The San Luis Obispo Counter Human Trafficking Team participated in both proactive operations as well as other public outreach opportunities recently, which demonstrates the commitment to the cause by the Sheriff ’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and other partner agencies. If there was ever a question of whether human trafficking is here in San Luis Obispo County, it was confirmed early on in 2021. On the first day of participation in Operation Reclaim and Rebuild 2021, the Counter Human Trafficking Team located and recovered a missing 15-year-old from out of state that was being trafficked and sexually exploited here on the Central Coast. This should serve as a bleak reminder that happens here. Trafficked victims are here, and our fellow citizens are paying for sex. However, it should serve as an encouragement that there is a team of dedicated detectives, prosecutors, and victim advocates that believe in the cause and are addressing the problem head-on. As we reflect back, 2020, in short, was the year that the San Luis Obispo County Counter Human Trafficking Team became fully operational. The core team, which is comprised of one District Attorney Investigator, one Sheriff ’s Detective, and one Sheriff ’s Sergeant, is assigned to the Sheriff ’s Special Operations Unit. When “fully operational”, the Counter Human Trafficking team incorporates law enforcement partners from the FBI, the California Highway Patrol, the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, and others. A key partner in providing support since the inception of the Counter Human Trafficking has been the non-profit DeliverFund who’s primary goal has been to equip, train, and advise law enforcement on targeting, identifying, and apprehend traffickers while rescuing and restoring victims. Other critical partners in this fight have neighboring partners from the Santa Barbara and Ventura County Human Trafficking Task Forces. In terms of statistics and results, 2020 was a successful venture for the Counter Human Trafficking Team. Despite the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic posed, there were still several proactive and reactive investigations and operations that were conducted by the Counter Human Trafficking Team. In total, 27 total investigative operations were executed. These operations included but

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were not limited to operations that sought high-value targets, meaning likely trafficked victims, pimp targeted operations, prostitution enforcement, massage parlor enforcement, and “john” or sex purchaser operations. Two investigations had out-of-state links. In general, the Counter Human Trafficking tried to take a holistic approach to the issue of human trafficking. This approach results from the belief that human trafficking is best described as a supply and demand problem. As such, the Counter Human Trafficking Team has made an effort to stem the tide of trafficking in San Luis Obispo County by targeting potential traffickers, rescuing victims, and investigating the demand side of the equation – the local sex purchasers. As a result, in 2020, the Counter Human Trafficking Team investigated five human trafficking cases, and to date have filed thirteen prostitution cases, twenty-one cases against sex purchasers, and conducted multiple other investigations into crimes ranging from child pornography, various forms of internet exploitation, and other crimes related to human trafficking such as pimping and pandering. The Counter Human Trafficking has also referred three cases to be reviewed for potential federal charging. To sum up, what the Counter Human Trafficking Team strives for, it is to rescue victims and target traffickers, holding them accountable for their actions. This is why the teams’ mission statement and primary goal is to “Disrupt human trafficking networks and create instability in the sexual exploitation market by leveraging assets, resources, and relationships”. To this end, the Counter Human Trafficking Team has placed an emphasis on becoming trained to recognize the signs of exploitation, worked hard to develop sound investigative and tactical procedures to identify and locate potential victims, and established solid professional working relationships statewide and across the country. This sort of networking and collaboration has proven critical in numerous investigations. It has provided an ability for agencies outside of San Luis Obispo County to have a direct contact to an investigative team here locally should an out-of-county investigation have potential leads into San Luis Obispo County. So, where do we go from here? The Counter Human Trafficking Team is moving into 2021 with a full head of steam, participating in three proactive operations to date. The most recent operation being Operation Reclaim and Rebuild 2021, as stated. This year the Counter Human Trafficking Team will continue to provide training to law enforcement personnel, the hospitality industry, and the community as opportunities present themselves. A primary goal for 2021 is to finalize and implement a curriculum of “Roll Call” training aimed at training patrol-level law enforcement personnel on current human trafficking trends. In this way, our local first responders will be equipped with relevant and up-to-date information on what human trafficking looks like and how to properly address it. Continued proactive investigation into human trafficking and exploitation issues on the Central Coast will continue, and collaborative efforts with law enforcement partners are expected to continue and expand. The Counter Human Trafficking Team looks to build off the lessons and successes of the past year and continue to take the fight against traffickers and exploiters that make their way into San Luis Obispo County. The Counter Human Trafficking Team strives to make San Luis Obispo County an undesirable location for traffickers to operate in. To that end, investigators will continue to take the fight directly to the problem and utilize every resource possible to rescue victims and hold their traffickers accountable. The Counter Human Trafficking Team believes that the future is bright for this noble and necessary endeavor on the Central Coast. Note: If any community group is desirous of a training session from the San Luis Obispo County Counter Human Trafficking Team, please contact the Sheriff ’s Special Operations Unit at the Sheriff ’s Detective Division or the San Luis Obispo Counter Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force at the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

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Council unanimously agreed to move forward with a sewer rate increase and approved the following resolution: “Approve Resolution 21-XXX to formally receive the January 2021 Wastewater Rate Study by Bartle Wells & Associates; direct staff to commence the Proposition 218 notification, public hearing, and protest process for sewer rates for the next five years; and declare that a public hearing shall be held on Apr. 20, 2021.” During council comment, councilman Fred Strong reiterated his remarks from the Feb. 2 meeting where sewer rate increases were first discussed. “After 60 years of not improving our sewer plant, because no one wanted to pay more in sewer rates, we haven’t had any choice. We are in serious violation of state pollution laws. We were fined for those violations at the rate of $3,000 a day until the amount got to nearly one million dollars,” said Strong. “At that point, we were informed they were being nice to us. They would stop being nice to us if we didn’t immediately upgrade the plant, then the rate would go up to $10,000 a day in fines or over three million dollars a year.” Strong concluded his comments by saying, “Either we have a good sewer system, or we suffer greatly.” Councilman Steve Gregory added, “I think it’s fair and reasonable.” Next, Council unanimously approved an “Agreement with Wallace Group to prepare bid documents for Phase 1 of the Union Road Safety and Training Center and final site plan.” On Oct. 1, 2019, City Council approved the purchase of an eight-acre parcel located at 2930 Union Road for the amount of $3,425,000. The location is intended to be used for the Union Road Public Safety site, including a third fire station, police substation, and training areas for both departments. After a recent Insurance Services Offices (ISO) assessment, it was determined a third station was desperately needed for the city. The agreement with Wallace Group includes: Phase One: • Master site planning • Community and Council feedback • Interim fire station design and bid documents • Geologic assessment and testing • Stormwater control plan Anticipated Future Phases • Future PD and FD station(s) • Training Facilities • Backup emergency operations center The total cost from Wallace Group is $393,862, with 95 percent of these fees going towards the ultimate design and site plan. Once a draft version of the final site plan is completed, it will be brought to Council for further review. Construction for the site is expected to begin in Summer 2021.

A Business Success Center (BSC) is coming to 1345 Park Street in Downtown Paso. From the agenda report: “The BSC is designed to provide coworking space, training, seminars, individualized mentoring, pitch contests, and other resources that will lead to business attraction, expansion, incubation, acceleration, and development. Additionally, it will be a hub for entrepreneurs, startups, collaboration, and community building, and for unique events.” The BSC was set to open with tenents in March 2020. Due to the pandemic, the project was put on hold. In light of pandemic complications, City staff has been working with BSC on proposed adjustments to sublease rent terms, which include: • Rent payments waived for the period of Mar. 13 through Jun. 12, 2020 with the remaining March rent used to count for the rest of June rent, meaning that rent is not due until Jul. 1, 2020. If the business is not able to re-open by Jun. 12, 2020, the parties can mutually agree to extend the rental waiver on a monthby-month basis. • Delay the rental rate escalation clause during the period rent is waived was moved back by the same amount of time that the rent is waived. • The lease term was extended by the same amount of time that the rent was waived to the extent possible. If the master lease term will not accommodate the ultimate time extension, then the time will not be extended (at the end of the second option period). When BSC initiated the center, the City provided a ten-year loan of $399,500 at three percent interest to the BSC operator, commonly referred to as SANDBOX. There was much controversy with the new terms as the City did not receive anticipated payments of $64,600 in rent and $20,300 in loan repayments from the BSC due to the pandemic. “It’s pretty important to me that our taxpayers get reimbursed,” said Hamon, who requested staff to renegotiate the three percent interest for the loan to incorporate the City’s losses from the general fund. “In the spirit of business survival, I think it’s important that here is a business that is bringing business to town-its a place for businesses to start-we will do the best we can in recuperating all the funding we may have lost with COVID,” said Gregory. In the end, Council motioned for staff to renegotiate the agreement with BSC operators, to meet on terms that will keep the businesses afloat and not be as much of a loss of funds for the City. Council approved with a 4-1 vote, Garcia voting no. The next regularly scheduled board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Mar. 2, at 6:30 p.m.

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To be in the Yellow Tier, the county must have only one new COVID-19 case per 100,000 residents and have a less than two percent test positivity rate. SLO County is currently in the Purple Tier and would have to pass the Red and Orange Tier before reaching Yellow. Staff at CMSF have been looking at large-scale open venues like Disney World for methods of operating a COVID safe event with carnival and food vendors. Food, carnival, and shopping vendors have already been contacted

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such a cake from a bakery. So Ryan made the cake herself, learning from YouTube. Ryan then posted a photo of her son’s cake on Facebook, and before she knew it, Ryan had opened her bakery, Just Baked Cake Studio, and Bakery! “That gives me the chills. That is amazing,” said Conant. Ryan went head to head with pastry chef Monica Glass for the final round. The two were challenged to create a dessert using ingredients, including a sapphire cake, candied necklace, edible glitter, and mamey fruit. Chefs were meant to showcase their frosting skills during this round. Ryan created a semi-naked, mamey-sapphire cake by repurposing the sapphire cake to create miniature cakes for the judges with Swiss and American mamey buttercream frosting. Ryan made it to the end of the competition but unfortunately lost to pastry chef Monica Glass. Unfortunately, Ryan did not win the competition but is proud of herself for how far she has come. “I was really proud of myself to be with these three classically trained pastry chefs, and I just didn’t want to go home first,” said Ryan. Ryan had no idea that once she returned home after filming last February that her life and business would change dramatically due to COVID-19.

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Plan A. It is not the best financially, wholesaling your product, there isn’t a whole lot of money there, but it is something, and it keeps our brand alive.” Initially, Plan C was nothing more than a distant goal to reach sometime in the future after establishing themselves. Still, it has since become something of a life raft amid the tumultuous waters of the pandemic. Immediately Wild Fields began looking into canning and distribution. For the past several months, Ryan has been making weekly trips as far south as Orange County and as far north as the Bay Area distributing their delicious craft beers. However, breaking into the craft beer market is no small task, especially when acquiring refrigerated shelf space. “Plan A was to make great beer and have some tasty pub food to go with it that was affordable and accessible for folks,” Jacque said. “We make our own beer, my husband has been doing that for 14

by CMSF staff. According to Keffury, vendors are almost unanimously in support of the fair. Staff is discussing possibilities of small-scale, socially distanced, and safe music events instead of concerts. “We have to do it safely, it is our priority, but if we can do that and we are allowed to do it, we want to do it because we feel there is a demand from the public and from our vendors who want to do it,” said Keffury. If SLO County does not make it to the Yellow Tier in time, the fair will move forward with Plan B. CMSF Plan B will look a lot like last year, with virtual livestock shows, sales, and shopping experiences. Like many small businesses, Just Baked Cake Studio and Bakery received a significant hit from wedding cancellations. Ryan had 126 weddings moved from 2020 to 2021. And now, in just the last month, she has seen 27 weddings cancel or reschedule to 2022. All Ryan’s weddings from January thru March have been canceled. Weddings booked for November have even started to change their plans. “Having them start to cancel this year is really hurting,” Ryan shared. Like everyone else, Ryan had to make some tough decisions and decided to closed her bakery in Santa Margarita during the first two-week lockdown. When she realized the lockdown and COVID weren’t going anywhere anytime soon, Ryan and her staff got creative. “We had to pivot. We started doing deliveries, and since everyone had their kids at home, we were doing DIY cake kits, DIY cookie kits to stay busy and we were surprisingly busy that entire time and what we found was everyone was still celebrating their birthday. Whether it was smaller, drive-by, or whatever they were still celebrating.” On Aug. 1, 2020, Ryan opened her second location of Just Baked in the Paso Market Walk on Spring Street. “With our opening at the Market Walk, it’s been great. We were very well received within the community, but there are so many other restaurants in there that were not getting years, and I have been working in craft beer for 15 years; it’s what we know and what we love. We also bring in guest ciders and wines and nonalcoholic craft beer, and local craft soda. We wanted it to be a space that everyone felt welcome.” Plan A was to sell their beer over the bar and support it with a sausage-based menu (with vegan options available). Over the bar was a critical part of the plan because of the great opportunities to tell people about the beer. Challenge them to try new things and find out what flavors resonate most with the community they have become a part of. When the state reopened outdoor dining, Wild Fields Brewhouse again adapted to the quickly changing landscape and hired a new chef and new team, and added 5,000 additional square feet by moving every table and chair available into the parking lot. Expanding into the parking lot came with its own set of challenges. A little known fact about Wildfields Brewhouse is that their tabletops are made of 102-year-old cedar from the tree that used to sit

“If we can’t, we absolutely are committed to supporting our youth AG kids and 4-H, FFA, and junior livestock program, so we will absolutely have a virtual show and sale again if we are forced to do it that way we will because we’re not going to leave the kids high and dry,” said Keffury. As for having another drive-in experience, Keffury said it depends on sponsorships and other variables. The annual Mid-State Fair accounts for 90 percent of Paso Robles Event Center’s revenue. Not having the 2020 fair meant millions of dollars of revenue lost for the event center and Paso Robles businesses, according to Keffury.

If the fair cannot operate as planned, Keffury says, “It’ll be devastating. It might be devastating beyond repair.” While the event center has received numerous donations and some income from the county who is renting two buildings on the property for COVID vaccines and testing, the revenue will not sustain the event center in the long run. “People want to get back and do it, they know they have to do it safely, they want to do it safely-- we all feel strongly the general public is ready to get back if it can be done safely,” said Keffury. The 75th Annual Mid-State Fair is scheduled for Jul. 21 - Aug. 1.

Ryan (far right) standing as one of the final three contestants on ‘Chopped Sweets.’ Contributed photo

the foot traffic that we were anticipating because nobody’s coming in to eat because they can’t eat inside. That’s been very frustrating for us,” said Ryan. Ryan also mentioned that when indoor seating is an option, business picks up for everyone located in the Market Walk. But when indoor dining is prohibited, everyone suffers. Due to shutdowns and not enough foot traffic, Ryan decided to close her Santa Margarita location for retail. Ryan still has two part-time staff making cookie dough at the site to be baked at their Paso Robles location. To make up for the loss of wedding revenue, which accounts for one-third of her business, Ryan and her team of 11 employees are taking as many custom orders as they can. Ryan and her team of bakers have been working hard regardless of how many times they have to pivot with restrictions and changes. For the second year in a row, Just Baked received Best Bakery and Best Cake in North County

for the Best of North SLO County 2021 polls! Despite all of the 2020 woes, being able to compete on Food Network’s Chopped Sweets was the highlight of it all. “It was an amazing experience. I had so much fun, and I would love to go back and do it all again,” said Ryan. Just Baked is the only bakery in the county with KETO options. They also carry gluten-free and vegan options every day. And starting at 8 a.m. every morning, breakfast is served at what Ryan calls her little “secret breakfast club”! New flavors and treats are always rotating in the bakery, so be sure to follow them on Social Media @justbakedslo for updates! Just Baked Cake Studio and Bakery is located inside the brand new Paso Market Walk at 1803 Spring Street—just a few blocks from Downtown. Ryan’s episode ‘Bejeweled and Bedazzled’ can be watched on Discovery+, and be sure to stop by her bakery, Just Baked in Paso Robles, located in the Paso Robles Marketplace, to say hello!

in the Sunken Garden. This meant an additional two hours of set up and tear down each night for their employees. After some time, Wild Fields Brewhouse pulled the plug on their outdoor dining but continued to serve meals for pick-up in a family-style capacity. Wild Fields Brewhouse is continuing to sell their beer, waiting for their moment to open their doors to the friendly faces of North County residents. With implementing “Plan C,” Wild Fields beer can now be purchased all over the county and throughout California. However, the best place to buy is and always will be from the brewers themselves. Follow Wild Fields Brewhouse via their social media pages or visit wildfields.com. Publishers Note: The right to earn a living is the shared sentiment of each of the business owners’ stories that we share. As a community, it is important to remember that each of these business owners are part of what makes our community and economy thrive. They are your friends, neighbors, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers,

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