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PRJUSD Board Review of Grand Jury Report ‘Paso Robles School District: A Cautionary Tale’

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Richard ‘Dick’ Nock, a Legacy, Mentor and Friend to All

By CAMILLE DeVAUL camille@pasoroblespress.com PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District (PRJUSD) Board of Trustees met on Saturday, Jan. 9, to review, in detail, the entire Grand Jury Report titled “Paso Robles School District: A Cautionary Tale,” dated Nov. 17, 2020. The report reads like a fictional story; however, it explains the events in detail that led to the school districts’ financial crisis. Board members spent several hours reviewing, discussing, and giving insight into the findings of errors found by the Grand Jury. Board President Christopher Arend started the meeting by requesting a change to the order of the agenda. The Board voted 6-0 to move the discussion about retaining the council to the end of the agenda. Trustee Lance Gannon was not in attendance. The report starts by giving a brief overview of the school district’s financial problems between 2015 and 2018, which led them to become subject to a second Grand Jury investigation, with the first being in 2012. The report is broken down into three parts; School District Leadership, District Reserve Management, and The Aquatic Complex. According to the summary, the report was “self-generated, prompted by news reports in accordance with the guidelines for the Grand Jury.” Burkley Baker called in for public comment on item F1 prior to the board starting. “I hope that this will finally come to a conclusion. I also hope that the board takes this very seriously; the fact that this took two months for this meeting is a little concerning to me. The voters take it seriously; the voters rejected four incumbents that were involved in this Grand Jury, everyone that they possibly could they voted out of office.” Barker continued, “The grand jury did not really touch too much on what I would say the human factor in terms of the intimidation, retribution, harassment, bullying in general abuse of employees in this school district. I hope that the School Board looks at that because it was a big big part of what happened under the Williams administration, not him but also some of his staff, and the whole Board had an attitude lets move on, not look back rather a cavalier attitude, I thought so I hope it changes now, and again CONTINUED ON PAGE A15

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Left: from left to right-Anthony Stornetta, Jessie Renteria, Jo Ann Switzer, Pete Clark and Claude Loftus gathered together to tell stories of Nock. Right: Nock with Claude Loftus. Contributed photo

Nock was named Cattlemen of the Year in 1979; the list of all his accomplishments is almost endless By CAMILLE DeVAUL camille@pasoroblespress.com

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n a chilly morning in Cayucos, some long time friends sat around a fire on their friend’s ranch. With polenta being stirred and stew warming in a pot, they laughed and shared memories of a man who will never be forgotten. On paper, Richard “Dick” Leo Nock was a cattle rancher, a beef industry advocate, livestock entrepreneur, and Army Veteran. For those who knew him personally, Nock was a lover of splitting eggs, having a horn, handing out nicknames, and most of all, cattle.

There were also many things Nock wasn’t a fan of. For instance, half-empty soda cans or slamming the door on his Jeep Cherokee-because it wasn’t a ranch vehicle! But when it came down to it, Nock was a good-natured man. Jo-Ann Switzer said, “Since Dick passed, there’s been lots of phone calls from people all over saying how much he did for them, and they would not be where they are today if it wasn’t for him helping-he really had a heart of gold underneath.” Nock was born and raised on the Phelan Ranch in Cambria, California, where his great-grandfather, Jeffrey Phelan, settled in 1858 after immigrating from Ireland.

Growing up, Nock worked on the Fiscalini Ranch. And for a short time, when he was 14, Nock worked at Hearst Castle for the big man himself, William Randolph Hearst. However, his time at Hearst didn’t last, and long story short, it ended with a broken nose! After graduating with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Santa Clara in 1953, Nock served in the U.S. Army as an Army Aviator from 19531957. It was then that Nock served with the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea and next as a flight instructor in the U.S. Army Aviation School in Fort Rucker, Alabama. Nock then returned home and served as

a Logistics Officer for the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) at Camp San Luis from 1959 to 1966. Under his father-in-law Henry Gilardi’s guidance, Nock started his cow/calf operation in Cayucos in 1957 and created his T-Diamond Cattle brand. In 1966, Nock went headstrong into the livestock industry with the purchase of the Templeton Sales Yard, the epitome of livestock and everything he loved. “We’ve all had something to do with the sales yard at one time in the last 20 years-he’d find something for us to do,” said Nock’s long time ranch manager, Jessie Renteria. CONTINUED ON PAGE A15

WELLNESS

SCHOOL BOARD

From the Cattle Ranch to Life Coach, Twisselman is an Inspiration By CAMILLE DeVAUL camille@pasoroblespress.com

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ne bit, don’t quit! Those are the words that have become Kiah Twisselman’s catchphrase after losing over 125 pounds and becoming a full-time life and weight loss coach. Born and raised on her family’s cattle ranch in Carrisa Plains, Twisselman has a deep love for the beef and agriculture industry. After graduating from UC Davis, Twisselman worked on the Kentucky Beef Council and in charge of their nutrition program. “I felt very conflicted in that role. Not because I didn’t believe in what we were sharing in terms of beef and protein’s role in a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle,” said Twisselman. She continued, “I grew up on a cattle ranch, I believe in the beef industry with all my heart and soul, but I felt like such a hypocrite standing up in front of the room telling-the general public ‘yeah beef is so great for your health’ without being a vision of health myself.” Before boarding a plane to a conference for the beef council, Twisselman picked up Rachel Hollis’s book ‘Girl, Wash Your Face.’ Then Twisselman had her ah-ha moment, if you will, after having to ask for a seatbelt extender on the plane for the first time. After that moment, Twisselman decided she needed to make some changes, but this time things were going to be different, “I

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Kiah Twisselman with her fiancé Brent. Twisselman lost over 125 pounds which started her on the path to becoming a full-time life and weight loss coach. Contributed photo

feel like I knew this time that something felt different, and I think that really started within me.” Twisselman began to follow Rachel Hollis’s ‘Five to Thrive’ in October 2018. Hollis’s ‘Five to Thrive’ is a list of five things she does every day that has drastically changed her life, energy levels, and how she shows up for her family. It wasn’t her first time trying to make a change in her health, but this time she knew it was different. “I think that I knew this time when I made the commitment it was a real commitment to myself. It wasn’t a commitment to a diet; it wasn’t a commitment to keto; it wasn’t a commitment to weight watchers. It was a commitment to myself, and that felt different,” says Twisselman.

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PRJUSD Addresses Certified Translator, Georgia Brown and Updates to COVID-19

Early in her health journey, Twisselman began documenting her experience. For the first few months, she kept those videos and photos to herself. But after Kiah started to see changes happening and knew she would follow through, she began to share her story with the world. Twisselman shared, “The way I was approaching it felt different this time it was more from a place of ‘I’m going to learn to love myself and show up and care for myself the way I deserve instead of starting a diet from I hate myself, so I’m going to fix the problem.” Soon, women from all over the country began contacting Twisselman asking if she was coaching others on weight loss. In August 2019, Twisselman began coach-

PASO ROBLES — The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District (PRJUSD) met for the scheduled Tuesday, Jan. 12 meeting. Before the first public caller, Chris Bausch stated that Monica Silva would translate Spanish to English for the caller. He was then informed the caller would instead be speaking English. The caller, Yessenia Echevarria, began speaking in Spanish and was asked to pause while Silva could catch up translating.

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El Paso De Robles DAR Chapter Celebrates 71st Anniversary By CAMILLE DeVAUL PASO ROBLES — For the last 70 plus years, the El Paso de Robles NSDAR Chapter members have made a difference in the community while preserving patriotic history. The El Paso de Robles Chapter was officially organized on Feb. 15, 1950, with Marie Appleton appointed as their first organizing regent. Now, Lisa Wood is the chapter’s current regent, continuing their volunteering tradition within the community. Despite some 2020 challenges, the NSDAR members were still able to contribute. Chapter members learned how to collaborate from home using Zoom, a new method they plan to keep using. Since the chapter was limited on the fundraising events they could do this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, they focused many of their efforts on raising funds for National Wreaths Across America Day. “We raised close to $4,000 to buy wreaths to lay on the Templeton Cemetery. They have 350 veteran gravesites there. This year we raised enough money to lay wreaths on every one of those gravesites,” said Wood. Leftover wreaths were laid on veterans’ graves found at the Shandon Cemetery. Chapter members didn’t expect the outpouring of support they ended up receiving for the wreaths. Mr. Lawrence Mora, Commander of the American Legion #220 and organizer of the Templeton Cemetary, and his wife donated $500 for the wreaths. Wood shared, “We outdid ourselves this year. Which was very unexpected, being it was COVID-19 year, we weren’t sure how much money, if any money, anyone had to donate.” On a national level, NSDAR members have been sewing masks to donate to those in need during the pandemic. Nationally, NSDAR members have sewn and donated over 100,000 masks.

The El Paso de Robles Chapter officially organized on Feb. 15, 1950, with Marie Appleton appointed as their first organizing regent. Now, Lisa Wood is the chapter’s current regent, continuing their volunteering tradition within the community 71 years later. Contributed photo

For the National DAR Day of Service, local NSDAR members put together a local food drive in Templeton for Thanksgiving dinner. Chapter members, along with the help from three Templeton 4-H groups, Templeton Cub Scouts No. 434 and Templeton Boy Scouts No. 434, collected non-perishable food items and monetary donations for turkeys. All the donations collected were donated to the Salvation Army and helped provide Thanksgiving dinners to 30 households in Templeton. “We have some outstanding women who are go-getters. We range from all ages, and I’m going, to be honest, some of these older ladies, which I am one of them, can do pretty much anything the other ones can. We are pretty strong and active,” says Wood. The El Paso de Robles Chapter, NSDAR also

advocates for women’s health issues, including domestic violence and breast cancer. Their newsletters bring light and awareness to various topics affecting women. With 53 members in the El Paso de Robles Chapter alone, Wood is very proud of the women she works with, saying, “We’re getting bigger and stronger every day with the help of all our members.” To honor local firefighters and police officers in Paso Robles, chapter members have planned a “pizza party” to be delivered to the station in the next month. Their pizza party was initially planned for Dec 2020 but was delayed due to COVID restrictions. The chapter hopes to have pizza and cookies delivered to the Paso Robles Police and Fire department soon to thank them for protecting our city. “We like to preserve the memory of our veterans who

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fought in the American Revolution right up to what’s going on today,” Wood said. If you would like more information on how to get involved or donate, visit elpasoderobles.californiadar.org. About The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s service organization with more than one million members who have joined the organization since its founding in 1890. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. DAR members passionately carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. For more information, visit elpasoderobles.californiadar.org.

BUSINESS

Atascadero Small Business Emergency Grants Awarded STAFF REPORT

ECHO Organizations Urgent Need for Volunteers STAFF REPORT ATASCADERO — El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) is in urgent need of volunteers for each of its facilities. As ECHO celebrates 20 years (2001-2021), a wave of expansion to meet the needs of homelessness in North County has led to increased demand for volunteers. Now operating three facilities in Atascadero and Paso Robles, the bed capacity has nearly tripled from the original ECHO shelter in Atascadero, which housed 50 individuals. ECHO Atascadero now houses 60 individuals admitted to a core three-month case management program. ECHO Paso Robles, located in the former Motel 6 on Black Oak Drive, houses 60 individuals seeking emergency shelter, and ECHO Winter Emergency Shelter operates at Atascadero Community Church from Nov. 1 to Mar. 31 each year and houses 20 individuals seeking emergency shelter during the winter months. A variety of positions are open to being filled, with most requiring just a few hours a week. Nightly check-in of residents, providing to-go style meals, serving dinner, and monitoring a shower program is only a few of the positions open. Volunteers can choose what feels most comfortable, whether that be direct interaction with others or ancillary support roles. The most urgent need is overnight chaperones at the ECHO Atascadero shelter, which requires an overnight stay for a team of two. Many couples have found this position extremely rewarding and choose to volunteer in this role once a month. Volunteering at ECHO is a safe and extremely rewarding experience that allows volunteers to immediately see the impact their service has on others’ lives. “Our volunteers are core to the success of our mission to end homelessness in our community,” states Wendy

Lewis, President/CEO of ECHO, “Volunteers come to us with the desire to give back to the community and are surprised at just how rewarding it is. Many of them tend to form life-long friendships with other volunteers and typically become regulars in a variety of volunteer positions.” ECHO operates three safe and secure overnight shelters in Atascadero and Paso Robles to meet families’ immediate needs and individuals who have become homeless. With ECHO Atascadero’s unique residency program, clients are provided case management services to assist them in securing a job and finding permanent and sustainable housing within three months of entering the shelter program. While enrolled in the program, clients are taught life skills for employment, budgeting, health care management, and social communication and interaction. The goal and the result of this practical support is the empowerment of residents to move in a positive direction while assisting them in acquiring the skills and services they need to become self-sustaining, including secure housing. A force of 1,500 community volunteers provides ancillary support to run the facilities and meal programs at each location serving over 100 meals each evening to shelter residents and the homeless population. For more information and to sign up, please visit our website at echoshelter.org/volunteer. Specific requests or questions regarding volunteering for ECHO can be directed to ECHO’s Volunteer Coordinators: ECHO Paso Robles - Pearl Herrera at (805)538-3947 or pherrera@echoshelter.org ECHO Atascadero - Raychel Nowak at (805)539-7858 or Rnowak@echoshelter.org ECHO Emergency Winter Shelter - Jenn Banko at (805)792-2536 or jbanko@echoshelter.org

ATASCADERO — On Jan. 8, the City of Atascadero announced that the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant checks were printed and signed, and assembled for mailing the same day. The City approved 63 applications, and most of these businesses will be receiving their checks over the next few days. The City recognized that with the most recent stay-at-home order and the shutdown of many business categories, including all on-site dining, personal services (barbers, hairdressers, nail salons, etc.) In addition, fitness centers, dance studios, family entertainment, movie theaters, the impact has been devastating. Restaurants, breweries, wineries, coffee shops, and other food and beverage services may now only operate on delivery or to-go basis. The Atascadero City Council stated that they understand that the Business Community of Atascadero is essential to the City, and the Council continually strives to work together with business owners towards supporting a vibrant place for residents to work and shop. The City’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Fund Program was designed to support small businesses impacted by the financial impacts of the most recent regional stay at home order.

Back on Dec. 15, 2020, the City Council passed a Resolution authorizing the use of $250,000 from the City’s General Fund to provide small business grants for Atascadero businesses that are significantly impacted by the state’s most recent regional stay-at-home order that went into effect on Dec. 6, 2020. The deadline to submit for the Grant was Monday, Jan. 4, at noon. The applications have all been reviewed; within one week of the submittal deadline, the City worked diligently to get assistance checks processed so that many local businesses can receive the emergency funds. Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno said, “We are very happy to be able to offer some financial assistance to so many local businesses during this very difficult time. We remain committed to working together with all Atascadero business owners to help ensure they remain a viable and active members of our community. The City is grateful to the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce and their fundraising efforts put towards this assistance fund, which enabled the City to send more checks out today than we originally planned.” The Atascadero Chamber of Commerce was instrumental in reaching out to the community to request donations to add to the Small Business Assistance

Grant. These generous donations provided a unique opportunity to fund more of the businesses that applied. City Management said in a statement, “The Chamber’s ability to assist with getting the information out and keep the Grant opportunity top-of-mind along with the request for folks to donate! Thank you to everyone who donated additional funds to the Grant. We value and appreciate our partnership with the Chamber and the collaborative efforts of everyone involved in this process.” The City Council states they understand that the COVID-19 restrictions have been devastating to not just those businesses receiving these small grants but also for many of the other small businesses here in Atascadero. They are encouraging the community to get out and support our small businesses in a COVID safe manner. Whether that be shopping at your favorite retailer or ordering take-out from your favorite restaurant or brewery, now is the time to support local. A list of the grant recipients was not released to the public at this time. If you have questions about the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant application, please call (805)461-5035 or email covidgrant@atascadero.org.

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STUDIOS ON THE PARK

Sweet Art “Love Studios!” Fundraiser STAFF REPORT PASO ROBLES — Studios on the Park created a new format for “Sweet Art” this year so that the community can still express love and support for its unique programs. Ticket holders will receive a custom, hand-painted “Love Art” gift bag filled with “love” plus all the necessary supplies for you to create art. Included in each bag: • Watercolor paint set • Coloring book created by Studios artists • Chocolove chocolates

• A raffle ticket (Prizes are either a one night stay at The Lofts at Paso Marketwalk, including wine and dessert from Just Baked OR a zipline experience for six at Margarita Adventures) • Free tasting coupon from a local winery • Plus two, yes, TWO bottles of wine to enjoy as you relax and delve into your creative side! Each bag is $100, and raffle tickets can be purchased at one ticket for $10 or three tickets for $20. Separate donations can also be made to help support other Studio programs through this challenging time.

To reserve a “Love Art” gift bag, contact Sarah at sarah@studiosonthepark.org or by phone at (805)238-9800. Bags will be ready for pick up during the week of Feb. 8 - 13. Studios will be closed on Feb. 9. About Studios on the Park Studios on the Park, Inc. (Studios) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a creative, educational, and transformational experience to enhance understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. For more information or how you can donate, visit studiosonthepark.org.

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Atascadero Resident To Appear on Wheel Of Fortune By CONNOR ALLEN ATA S CA D ERO — Wednesday, Jan. 13, Atascadero resident Rebecca Berg appeared on national television and competed for big money on Wheel of Fortune. Berg has been a resident of Atascadero for the past 14 years and is the

first in her family to appear on the popular television game show. Berg works as a bookkeeper and started watching Wheel of Fortune as a kid with her grandparents and has continued with her husband, Troy. “I love word games, period,” Berg told the Atascadero News.

“I do crossword puzzles every day, and then I watch Wheel of Fortune.” With the help of her husband, Berg uploaded her submission video to WheelofFortune.com and participated in a virtual audition before being selected to the show that was filmed more than a

month ago. “I was nervous heading into the virtual audition and the real show,” Berg said. Tune in on Wednesday night at 7:30 and watch Berg play to potentially bring home $1 million or a once-in-a-lifetime vacation as a part of Wheel of Rebecca Berg appeared on Wheel Of Fortune on Fortunes “Rail Week.” Wednesday night. Contributed photo

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2020 Could Not Stop San Miguel CSD By ASHLEY SANGSTER AND ANTHONY KALVANS SAN MIGUEL — While many communities have struggled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, the San Miguel Community Services District (SMCSD) has taken this time to move forward to serve the community better. With a special focus on meaningful items that make a difference, including community safety, beautification, community support, administrative changes, and planning the future of San Miguel. For community safety, the district is adding temporary housing to support the Fire Department duty officer coverage as well as a Sheriff ’s beat station to provide enhanced safety and security. This longsought-after facility will improve emergency response times for all call types. In addition,

the district purchased a brand-new wildland fire engine at a significantly reduced cost, saving the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. The new engine is a significant addition to the existing fleet and will enable our firefighters to better protect the community from wildland fires that happen at the edge of town, in the river, or anywhere needed in the community. For beautification, the district has moved to take a serious stance on illegal dumping and has had a successful year cleaning up mattresses. The district was able to recycle over 70 mattresses. Other efforts included taking over maintenance of the downtown landscaping and gateway signs at no additional cost to the taxpayers. Thanks to the district’s management, they were able to cut water usage from community landscaping by over 60 percent. For community support, the district

moved quickly at the beginning of the pandemic, offering support to struggling families and businesses. The firefighters adopted trash clean up on Mission Street and partnered with the FDAV church to give away food boxes throughout the pandemic. The district also saw its ISO Rating improve and encourages those with property insurance to check if they qualify for a lower insurance rate. Several new utility projects are also slated to break ground later this year. The board has also undergone significant changes from previous boards. Nearly every board member has served less than two years and make up the most diverse board in SMCSDs history. The members come from an extremely broad range of backgrounds covering age, ethnicity, and job professions. In an effort to ensure transparency and

accountability, the current board also took steps to be held accountable by instituting a yearly board performance analysis and became one of the first agencies in the county to institute automatic pay freezes for board members if the district encounters a financial crisis. Future pay increases for the board will also need to go to the public for a vote. Looking towards the future, the board has already started a process of continual review of financial resources and developed a plan to stabilize the San Miguel portion of the water basin, and kicked off strategic planning, which will ensure that the SMCSD is prepared to lead the community into the future. 2021 is looking to be an exciting year for our district and community. For more information about the San Miguel Community Services District, visit sanmiguelcsd.org.

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Paso Robles Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Seeking New Members

People’s Self-Help Housing Appoints New Director of Property Management

STAFF REPORT PASO ROBLES — The City of Paso Robles is now accepting applications for appointments to fill one vacancy for a Board of Commissioner and one Tenant Board of Commissioner on the Paso Robles Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. The Paso Robles Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of seven members appointed by the Paso Robles City Council. Commissioner applicants must be residents of either City of Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo County and must be a tenant over 62 years of age owned or managed by the Housing Authority. The Housing Authority is a separate agency from the City of Paso Robles, and advises Public Housing Management and determines policy, procedures, and direction of the Housing Authority. The Board of Commissioners meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. at 901 30th Street, Paso Robles. Applications may be obtained at City Hall (1000 Spring Street) or the Housing Authority (901 30th Street). Applications may also be downloaded from the City’s website at prcity.com/ DocumentCenter/View/15289/Advisory-Body-Application-PDF or type “advisory application” in the site search box on the City website. Applications are due by Friday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m. at Paso Robles City Hall, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446, or via email. Advisory Body applications can be emailed to cityclerk@prcity.com, mailed via USPS, or dropped in the dropbox in the lobby of City Hall. All applications must be received by the deadline. For additional information, please call City Clerk at (805)237-3960 or the Planning Department at (805)237-3970, or David Cooke, Executive Director of the Housing Authority, at (805)2384015 or dcooke@pasoroblesha.org.

Jane Renahan to oversee 54 affordable housing properties STAFF REPORT CENTRAL COAST — On Jan. 7, People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) announced the appointment of a new Director of Property Management, Jane Renahan. Previously the Senior Portfolio Manager for PSHH, Renahan has an extensive background in property management, policy, and operations. “During her career with People’s SelfHelp Housing, Jane has been dedicated to the support of our property management team and in ensuring that our over 5,000 residents are compassionately cared for,” said Chief Operating Officer Anna Miller. “Jane’s leadership and expertise have been true assets to our organization, and we are thrilled to see her stepping into this new role.” As the Director of Property Management, Renahan supervises property

management and maintenance for the organization’s 2,000 plus rental unit portfolio, located throughout the Tri-County region. She originally joined the PSHH team in 2016 as a Portfolio Manager and was subsequently promoted to Senior Portfolio Manager in 2019. During her time with PSHH, Renahan has focused on the property management side of rehab projects, leasing, training, policy, procedure development, and on a complete departmental restructure. Renahan additionally serves on the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Action (IDEA) Commission. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Renahan has been involved in affordable housing from a young age, volunteering throughout high school with several LA-based organizations and eventually working at Menorah Housing Foundation as an intern and housing coordinator. Renahan holds a BA in Geography from UC Berkeley and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington. Renahan is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Azerbaijan, 2010-

2012) and maintains strong ties with the organization. Renahan lives in San Luis Obispo, where she enjoys kayaking, cooking, and playing with her dogs. She is a wedding officiant and is proud to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate. To learn more, please visit pshhc. org/leadership. About People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) Founded in 1970, PSHH is the longest-serving nonprofit affordable housing organization on the Central Coast. With a mission of building homes and providing services to strengthen communities and change lives, PSHH serves low-income households, working families, seniors, veterans, farmworkers, those living with disabilities, and the formerly homeless. It also provides homeownership opportunities through selfhelp, “sweat equity” program that has seen over 1,200 homes successfully completed. PSHH has a presence in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Monterey counties, manages over 2,000 rental units, and employs over 200 staff members. For more information, visit pshhc.org, email info@pshhc.org or phone (805)781-3088.

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Cal Poly to Host Guest Presenters for ‘Entrepreneurship in Music’ Webinar Feb. 11 STAFF REPORT SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly Music Department will present a webinar titled “Entrepreneurship in Music” with guest panelists sharing methods for beginning and sustaining a career in music starting at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 11. The panelists will be David Cutler, professor and director of music entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina (UofSC), and Mark Tonelli, assistant professor of guitar and entrepreneurship at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. “The intent of the webinar is to inform and empower collegeage musicians to think entrepreneurially about their career in music,” said Arthur White, Cal Poly’s director of jazz studies and moderator of the panel. “Due to the decline in traditional career opportunities, students need to

adapt with foresight, ingenuity, diversity, and a well-laid-out plan of attack.” Cutler has a varied career as a jazz and classical musician, composer, collaborative musician, author, speaker, and educator. Prior to his appointment at UofSC, he taught at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has presented at music schools in the U.S. and abroad, and collaborated with and composed ensemble commissions for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Classical Orchestra of Milan, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Korean Chamber Ensemble, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Boston Brass, and Airmen of Note Air Force Big Band. He has worked with singer Nancy Wilson, trumpeter Sean Jones, clarinetist David Krakauer, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo,

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and saxophonist Benny Golson. A leading voice on the topic of arts leadership and music entrepreneurship, he authored the book “The Savvy Musician: Building a Career, Earning a Living, and Making a Difference.” Tonelli is a Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellow. Prior to his appointment at Millikin, he was the guitarist for the Army West Point Jazz Knights for ten years. As a featured soloist with the band, he performed with a broad assortment of world-renowned musicians, including Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker, Adam Nussbaum, the Boston Pops, and the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet. Tonelli conceived of and co-edited the book “Entrepreneurship in Action: the Power of Student-Run Ventures,” based on his experience supervising the Millikin Arts Café. He has

presented at major national music conferences, including the Jazz Education Network, National Association for Music Education, and the College Music Society. Tonelli was a guest clinician at Cal Poly in 2019. Information on White, who began serving as Cal Poly’s director of jazz studies in 2019, is on the Music Department faculty website. The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Access to the webinar will be available from the Music Department calendar website. The presentation is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department, College of Liberal Arts, and Instructionally Related Activities program. For more information, visit the Music Department’s calendar website at music.calpoly.edu/calendar, email music@calpoly.edu or call (805)756-2406.

STAFF REPORT ATASCADERO — The City of Atascadero is preparing for the public outreach meetings to help implement the recent passage of the 1 percent Sales Tax Measure D-20. In order to implement this Measure, the City has scheduled numerous public meetings to provide opportunities for public input on goals, priorities, and expectations for these funds. Members of the public will only need to attend one of these sessions to voice their opinion. Starting this month, several meeting sessions have been scheduled to achieve public participation and outreach desired by the Council. The meeting schedule is as follows: • Study Session 1: Thursday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. • Study Session 2: Thursday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m. • Study Session 3: Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. • Study Session 4: Saturday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. • Study Session 5: Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. • Study Session 6: Friday, Jan. 29, at noon • Study Session 7: Monday, Feb. 1, at 1:30 p.m. • Study Session 8: Thursday, Feb. 4, at 4 p.m. • Study Session 9: Saturday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. The Atascadero City Staff will gather all of the public input and prepare a report for the Council’s annual goal-setting session to be held in mid-February. According to the City, the Council members will review and confirm or revise any direction provided during that goal setting session at the regularly scheduled meeting in March. In April, staff will provide the Council with an Action Plan detailing steps to be taken and the estimated costs associated with each action. This will be included in the Council-approved Action Plan and incorporated into the City’s 2021-2023 budget. The City plans to have no less than six well-publicized Finance Committee meetings held between mid-April, and the end of May, during which various sections of the budget will be discussed in detail. At the Jun. 8 Council meeting, the budgets for fiscal years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 will be presented to the Council for adoption, incorporating the priorities, actions, service levels, and metrics developed throughout this expanded public process. Community members are highly encouraged to attend and participate in any of these public meetings to ensure their voice is heard early in the process. For any questions regarding this or other topics related to the City of Atascadero, contact City Manager Rachelle Rickard at (805) 470-3400 or email rrickard@atascadero.org or MeasureD20@atascadero.org.


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Biden to be Sworn in as the 46th President of the United States after the Certification of the Electoral College Ten House Republicans join Democrats to impeach President Trump on charges of “incitement of an insurrection” By HAYLEY MATTSON WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congress confirmed the election of Joe Biden as President-elect early Thursday morning on Jan. 7, the day after rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol in a chaotic effort to protest the electoral vote. The confirmation came after the House and Senate rejected some Republicans’ objection to the acceptance of Electoral College wins for Biden in Arizona and Pennsylvania due to what they called numerous “voting irregularities.” Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris hit 306 votes in the Electoral College, 36 more than needed to secure a White House victory. President Trump received 232 votes. Vice President Mike Pence read off the tallies at around 3:40 a.m. ET. He gaveled the session closed at about 3:44 a.m. The certification of an Electoral College win is a formality by Congress, enshrined in the Constitution. Congress began the

process of counting Electoral College votes on Wednesday, Jan. 5, in the early afternoon. The day’s proceedings were interrupted for approximately six hours by rioters who stormed the Capitol Building. Reports show they forced their way in anger over President Donald Trump’s loss in the election and their belief that he was the victim of ballot fraud. In a video statement released from President Trump amidst the chaos that afternoon, he said, “We have to have peace; we have to have law and order; we have to respect our great people in law and order.” The count resumed at about 8 p.m. ET Wednesday after a woman who was among the invaders was shot and killed by Capitol Police during the riot. Three other people, including an officer, died from medical emergencies; all deaths and crimes are currently under investigation. Directly following the violence and destruction that took place at the Capitol, there have been calls of arrest and justice made by several government officials that are in the process of being reviewed, including a second impeachment hearing of President Trump. On Jan. 8, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated in a press conference, “in calling for this seditious act the president has committed an unspeakable assault on our

nation and our people and must be held accountable.” Pelosi then called on Vice President Pence to immediately invoke the 25th Amendment, and if he and the Cabinet refused, she stated that Congress would be ready to move forward with impeachment. The “seditious act” that Pelosi is referring to is that she, along with several other government officials and the democratic party, believes that President Trump initiated the riot on the Capitol after holding a “Save America” rally earlier that day in Washington, D.C. In response to the riots, the White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, released a statement, “I am here to deliver this message on behalf of the entire White House. Let me be clear: The violence we saw yesterday at our Nation’s Capitol was appalling, reprehensible, and antithetical to the American way. We condemn it — the President and this administration — in the strongest possible terms. It is unacceptable, and those that broke the law should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I stood here at this podium the day after a historic church burned amid violent riots, and I said this: “The First Amendment guarantees the right of the people to peaceably assemble. “What we saw last night in Washington and across the country was not that.” End quote. Make no mistake:

What we saw in the halls of our Capitol, likewise, was not that.” In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi regarding the call to invoke the 25th Amendment, Vice President Pence stated, “Every American was shocked and saddened by the attack on our Nation’s Capitol last week, and I am grateful for the leadership that you and other congressional leaders provided in reconvening Congress to complete the people’s business on the very same day. It was a moment that demonstrated to the American people the unity that is still possible in Congress when it is needed most. But now, with just eight days left in the President’ s term, you and the Democratic Caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment. I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution. Last week, I did not yield to pressure to exert power beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the election, and I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation.” Large Social Media companies such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others, have permanently banned or indefinitely suspended President Trump’s accounts. Facebook CEO Mark Zuck-

erberg explained the decision, as well as the extended block on President Trump’s accounts, are in place “indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.” On Wednesday, Jan. 13, the House of Representatives began their discussions as to whether or not to move forward with a possible impeachment of President Trump. Speaker of the House Pelosi appointed the honorable Anthony G. Brown to act as Speaker Pro-temporary in her absence. At the end of the discussion, ten House Republicans joined Democrats to impeach President Trump on charges of “incitement of an insurrection,” making him the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell suggested that the trial could occur as early as Jan. 19, which is President Trump’s last day in office. The inauguration for Joe Biden to be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris as Vice President will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The start of their four-year term. A public ceremony is scheduled on the West Front of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. A state of emergency has been signed to ensure that the National Guard and additional security will be present on that day.

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Cal Poly’s 12th CubeSat Mission Will Make its Way into Space on Jan. 13 ExoCube 2 is among ten small satellites flying aboard Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket that takes off under the wing of a Boeing 747 before being dropped and fired into orbit STAFF REPORT SAN LUIS OBISPO — A Cal Poly CubeSat will ride on Wednesday, Jan. 13, aboard Virgin Orbit’s LauncherOne rocket on its second attempt to reach space. The rocket includes nine other NASA-sponsored small satellites on the space agency’s next Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) mission. This is the first payload carried by Virgin Orbit’s rocket that will be carried aloft under the wing of a modified Boeing 747 to an altitude of 35,000 feet, released and fired into orbit. The mothership jet, named Cosmic Girl, will take off from Mojave Air and Space Port, which will release the two-stage LauncherOne off the coast of Southern California. The launch window is 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pacific Time, “with additional windows throughout January if needed,” the company announced. “The mission includes ExoCube 2, a satellite about the size of a loaf of bread that was built over several years by a group of about 50 multidisciplinary Cal Poly students,” said advisor Pauline Faure, an aerospace engineering assistant professor in the College of Engineering. “The mission is scientific in nature,” Faure said, “and aims to acquire data on ions’ mass and density in the exosphere,” the uppermost region of Earth’s atmosphere as it gradually fades into the vacuum of space. “To execute the mission,” Faure added, “NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center developed a spectrometer, and the Cal Poly

CubeSat Laboratory team was tasked to design, develop, manufacture, assemble and test the supporting elements of the spacecraft system — structure, power system, communication, flight software, etc. The students were definitely the driver of the project execution and deserve the full credit of the incredible work they achieved.” Once Cal Poly’s 12th CubeSat achieves orbit, a student team will use the campus CubeSat Lab ground station to download scientific data from the spacecraft and share it with their counterparts at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois who are responsible for its interpretation. ExoCube 2’s mission is to expand knowledge of the composition and the current state of activity in the thin exosphere atmosphere, some 600 km (370 miles) above sea level. The data will be useful in better predicting space weather phenomena in order to forecast potential effects of ions on satellite communications and spacecraft performance. The three-unit CubeSat is a relaunch of the original ExoCube, which launched in early 2015 but suffered from antenna problems. ExoCube 2 underwent a complete redesign of the antenna deployment mechanisms. This will also be Virgin Orbit’s second attempt to reach orbit. The “Launch Demo 2” mission was delayed from mid-December because COVID-19 contact tracing led to a round of “precautionary quarantines” of the company’s personnel. Quarantines meant the company had “fallen below the number of staff we feel we

Left, Virgin Orbit technicians encapsulate a payload of 10 small satellites, called CubeSats, including Cal Poly’s 12th CubeSat, ExoCube 2. Top right, Electrical engineering major Arielle Cohen works on the ExoCube 2 CubeSat. Bottom right, Mechanical engineering graduate student Aaron Fielden works with an unidentified student outside the Cal Poly clean room during testing of the ExoCube 2 satellite. Photos courtesy of Virgin Orbit/Greg Robinson and Cal Poly PolySat

require to prudently and safely proceed with pre-launch operations,” the company said in a press release. For the past few years, Virgin Orbit has been developing and testing its unique launch system, which involves using the refitted Virgin Atlantic 747 to carry a rocket nearly 7 miles high. The rocket is released, and its engine ignites following a 4-second drop. After an engine burn and stage separa-

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City Completes $1.5 Million Roadway Sealing Project STAFF REPORT SAN LUIS OBISPO — The City of San Luis Obispo announced it has successfully completed its 2020 roadway sealing project, which revitalized and enhanced the safety of more than 19 miles of roads throughout the City. The sealing project kicked off in July 2020 and wrapped up this month. The project involved applying a slurry sealant and new striping to a variety of roads located throughout the City. Among the neighborhoods and streets that received the makeover are Buchon, Calle Joaquin, Granada, High, Islay, Leff, Oceanaire, Margarita, Peach, Pismo, Sandercock, and South. The Bob Jones Bike Trail between Prado and Los Osos Valley Road, as well as the Emerson Park Parking Lot, also underwent sealing and striping. “We would like to thank community members for their patience and support during this important project,” said Public Works Director Matt Horn. “The slurry seal revitalized the existing asphalt, bridging cracks and providing an all-weather driving surface, while new striping enhanced safety and multi-modal transportation.” Specific project features, which were funded

tions, LauncherOne will deliver its payload to orbit, while Cosmic Girl returns to the Mojave Air and Space Port airstrip. It’s the same facility where Cal Poly alumnus Burt Rutan (aerospace engineering, ’65) developed and launched SpaceShipOne — the world’s first privately built aircraft to reach space in 2004. This will also be the NASA’s ELaNa mission No. 20. The Educational Launch of Nanosatellites program was started

in 2010 to attract and retain students in STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines. Managed by the Launch Services Program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ELaNa introduces educational spaceflight to high schools and colleges across the nation. Cal Poly’s last ELaNa satellite was LEO, or Launch Environment Observer, a two-unit CubeSat launched in June of 2019 aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from NASA’s historic Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A low-cost platform for agency missions, CubeSats and other small satellites are playing a larger role in space exploration, technology demonstration, scientific research, and educational investigations at NASA. The other nine CubeSats on this mission were designed and built by seven other universities in the United States, as well as one NASA center. NASA selected and sponsored Cal Poly and the other providers through the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. By offering small satellite developers a relatively low-cost avenue to conduct scientific investigations and technology demonstrations in space, NASA gives K-12 schools, universities, and nonprofit organizations hands-on flight hardware development experience. “The journey to this launch has been long and challenging,” said Scott Higginbotham, ELaNa 20 mission manager. “Our CubeSat developers have invested much of themselves in their spacecraft, and I know they’ll all be thrilled to see them fly later this month.”

Registration Rallies for Spring 2021 Semester

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AFTER by the Local Revenue Measure and SB1 (Road Repair and Accountability Act), included: • Slurry sealing over local roads that have been crack-sealed • Striping improvements that focused on providing enhanced safety and equity to cyclists and pedestrians Installation of speed humps along portions of High Street and Pismo Street This project falls under the City of San Luis Obispo’s Pavement Management Plan, which guides the City’s efforts in pavement rehabilitation over a multi-year horizon. To receive updates from the City, register for City News e-notifications on the City’s website at slocity.org or follow on social media.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cuesta College’s Outreach and Enrollment Services will host virtual registration events for current and prospective students to provide assistance and support for the upcoming spring semester. The Registration Rallies are scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 12 from 3 – 5 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 14 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Attendees will receive resources and information on course registration, financial aid, and orientation for new students. For more information on the Registration Rallies, please visit the event page at bit.ly/cuestaregrally or contact Outreach and Enrollment Services at admit@ cuesta.edu. Event links will go live

at the start of each session. Cuesta College’s Spring 2021 semester begins Jan. 19. Lecture classes and student support programs will be delivered entirely online to maintain the campus community’s health and safety due to the coronavirus pandemic. A small percentage of difficult-to-convert courses with a laboratory component of activities that require in-person meetings will be held on campus with strict safety protocols, including daily health screenings and physical distancing. Sentinel testing for high-risk activities, including athletics and voice/wind instrument student ensembles, will also be conducted. In coordination with the SLO County Public Health Department, Cuesta College anticipates implementing testing on campus starting this month. A full list of spring semester classes can be found at bit.ly/cuesta-classes, and registration is available at bit.ly/cuestaregistration.


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SLO County Public Health Provides ICU Bed Capacity on Readyslo.org Currently, 61% of Local Hospital ICU Beds Available STAFF REPORT SAN LUIS OBISPO — San Luis Obispo County Office of Public Health announced that community members now have access to more information to better understand how COVID19 is impacting the local health care system. The County Public Health

Department is now providing data showing local ICU bed capacity on ReadySLO.org. As of Jan. 12, San Luis Obispo County currently has 61 percent of the ICU beds available for patients. “We are always trying to improve the information we provide to the public in order to help them understand the local situation, and this is part of that effort,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, the County Public Health Officer. “While at this time the ICU capacity in SLO County is

better than in the Southern California Region, our local COVID19 situation is getting worse, and the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 is higher than it has ever been.” After Public Health Officials consulted with local hospitals, the County adjusted the total ICU beds metric from 53 total licensed ICU beds to show 38 licensed and staffed ICU beds. Previously, it included all licensed beds regardless of whether they could be staffed. Dr. Borenstein gave no further details as to why

the hospitals are no longer staffed to hold the 53 total licensed ICU bed capacity. “The hospital ICU information we’re providing is based on data provided by local hospitals to the County Public Health Department. We plan to update it daily,” Dr. Borenstein said. As of Jan. 12, SLO County reported a total of 14,233 cases, 3,180 active, 10,911 recovered, and 115 deaths. Currently, 42 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19, 11 of whom require intensive care.

“Help us stop the surge,” Dr. Borenstein said. “Avoid social gatherings, wear your face covering when out in public, stay home if you’re sick, and stay home for at least 10 days if you have been exposed to COVID-19.” For more information, visit ReadySLO.org or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805)788-2903. A staffed phone assistance center is available at (805)543-2444 to assist with questions related to COVID-19 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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COVID-19 Related Deaths Total 115 Since March 2020 STAFF REPORT SAN LUIS OBISPO — The County of San Luis Obispo reports that the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic almost a year ago in March reaches 115. The County reported that this milestone comes less than two weeks after the winter holiday season. “This virus has claimed more than 100 local lives,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. “Those are mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, children and grandparents who were not ready to die and whose deaths were, in fact, preventable.” There is no doubt that the pandemic has brought hardship and despair to families, hospitals, and health care workers who take care of those that are ill. Remaining diligent to social distancing, washing your hands, and wearing a mask will continue to help “slow the spread,” according to health officials. The month of December brought the

highest record of active SLO County cases at 4,806. December 2020 also reported the highest number of deaths during the pandemic, when the County confirmed 44 deaths involving COVID-19. According to County health officials, they are awaiting confirmation that an additional 28 individuals have died of COVID-19 related illnesses but have not yet confirmed whether COVID-19 in fact caused those deaths. “This disease is not leaving our community unscathed,” said Wade Horton, County Administrative Officer. “The virus continues to take a toll on loved, vulnerable members of San Luis Obispo County.” In a Press Release on Jan. 5 from Horton and Dr. Borenstein, states that “COVID-19 is now the no. 1 cause of death not only in the U.S. but in our county as well.” According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), updated on Dec. 23, the leading cause of death in the United States was heart disease, with deaths reaching almost 600k in 2020, the second being cancer at 523,775 and COVID-19

STAFF REPORT SAN LUIS OBISPO — As of Jan. 8, more than 8,000 SLO County residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The County Public Health Department reported they have received more than 12,200 vaccine doses, which includes first and second doses. Additionally, health care partners have also given over 4,000 doses of the vaccine directly to hospital staff, longterm care facilities, and staff at Atascadero State Hospital and the California Men’s Colony. The County Public Health Department reports it has the capability to vaccinate up to 3,250 people each week (650 people per day, five days per week) and is planning to open two more vaccine clinics later in January. The County is rapidly progressing through Phase 1a of vaccinations and anticipates being able to start vaccinating the next group of residents, including adults over 75 and critical infrastructure workers, by February. “Locally, we are getting this vaccine to as many people as we possibly can as fast as we can,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, County Health Officer. “To help us, the SLO County COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force met for the first time yesterday to discuss local vaccine distribution, taking guidance from the CDC and State into consideration alongside comments and concerns from the public.” The SLO County COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, which is scheduled to meet weekly, comprises local leaders from each sector of our community and is working to ensure that high-risk/vulnerable community members have quick and equitable access to the vaccine. The task force includes first responders (Emergency Management Services, the Fire Department, law enforcement), hospitals, bioethicists, community health centers, faith leaders, racial equity groups (NAACP, Promotores), disability service organizations, multilingual organizations, senior citizens, the unhoused, Transitions Mental Health Association, and essential sectors, such as education, agriculture, utilities, and transportation. For more information, visit ReadySLO. org or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805)788-2903. A staffed phone assistance center is available at (805)543-2444 to assist with questions related to COVID-19 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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following at 300,482. Which makes it the leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer, according to the report. According to that same report, Influenza and pneumonia dropped on the list in 2020 from years prior to ninth after stroke, chronic lower respiratory disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. The Paso Robles Press reached out to the County to clarify where they received the information regarding the no. 1 death with no clarification as of going to press. With active COVID-19 cases currently at 3180 as of Jan. 12, County Health

Officials remind the community that the “surge” continues to put a strain on local hospital ICU capacity. “To our community members: Lives are in your hands,” said Dr. Borenstein. “We urge you at this time to stay home if you are sick, wear your mask, wash your hands, stay at least six feet apart, and please only gather with members of your household.” For more information, visit ReadySLO. org. or call the recorded Public Health Information Line at (805)788-2903. Live Press Briefings are held Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.

Scott Street and Cedarwood Drive off Creston Road at approximately 7:40 a.m. Per Commander Stephen Lampe, the cause of death appears to be self-inflicted, but they are still investigating. Commander Lampe confirmed a handgun was found

near the body and appeared to be made from a kit or a ghost gun. Messages found on the victim’s phone indicate the time of death was after midnight. The victim has been identified, but next of kin has yet to be found and notified. The victim is

from the Paso Robles area. PRPD reported they had contact with the victim in the past, but no arrests were made. This is still an active investigation. If anyone has any information, contact the Paso Robles Police Department at (805)2277500.

Patient Arrested for Criminal Threats and Brandishing a Knife SAN LUIS OBISPO — On Jan 8, at approximately 8:45 a.m., San Luis Obispo Police Department officers responded to Sierra Vista Hospital for a report of a patient threatening others in the hospital with a knife. There were two victims involved in this incident, one was a patient of the hospital who shared a room with the suspect, and the other was a doctor who was treating the suspect.

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Reports state that the suspect Daniel Marcom, a 51-year-old transient from San Luis Obispo, became angry with the patient he was sharing a hospital room with. Unprovoked, Marcom brandished a knife, threatened to harm the victim, and uttered a racial epithet at the victim, causing the Police to be called. Earlier prior to the incident, the doctor treating Marcom had asked him to be quiet; Marcom’s response was to threaten the doctor and uttered a racial epithet directed at the doctor.

When officers arrived, the situation had stabilized, and no argument was occurring. After the officer’s investigation, Marcom was arrested on two counts of criminal threats (hate crime) and brandishing a knife. He was transported to San Luis Obispo County jail without incident and booked. Marcom’s charges are listed as (2) PC 422, (2) PC 422.6, PC 417, and bail is set at $50,000. Daniel Marcom is listed as a local transient with several hundred contacts with the San Luis Obispo Police Depart-

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ment dating back to 2004. The calls involving Marcom have been related to his alcohol use, trespassing, and mental health.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO - The San Luis Obispo Sheriff ’s Office is requesting assistance from the public in locating a possible witness in the homicide investigation of 90-year-old Lawrence Bross. Bross’s body was discovered in his home at the 1400 block of Strand Way in Oceano at approximately 9:45 a.m on Jan. 24, 2019. Detectives are attempting to locate a male subject who was observed visiting Bross on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, around 3 p.m. According to the Sheriff, it is believed this person may be a friend or acquaintance of Bross. If anyone has any information about this person or this investigation, contact the Sheriff ’s Detective Division at (805)781-4500. Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this crime.

SAN LUIS OBISPO — District Attorney Dan Dow announced today, Jan. 12, that David Rodriguez Hernandez (44) has been sentenced to state prison for his involvement in the 2013 shooting death of Victor Hugo Sanchez (37). According to the plea agreement, a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge sentenced Hernandez to serve 24 years and 8 months in state prison for his involvement in the 2013 shooting death of Sanchez in Paso Robles as a part of a conspiracy with several other individuals. The victim’s ex-girlfriend Maria del Carmen Granados Fajardo, who was prosecuted and sentenced to 21 years to life in 2014, paid to

have Sanchez injured and later killed. David Rodriguez Hernandez was convicted as one of the individuals hired to injure and kidnap Sanchez. Three other suspects are still on the run. Sanchez was first assaulted on Oct. 6, 2012, with a tire iron, which resulted in a broken nose and arm. Then on Feb. 23, 2013, the hired group returned to kidnap and shoot Sanchez in the knees. However, the victim resisted and was shot multiple times in a parking lot of a Paso Robles apartment building, resulting in his death. On Jun. 29, 2018, David Rodriguez Hernandez was arrested in Mexico and extradited to face prosecution after being on the run for more than five years.

Several law enforcement and immigration agencies were involved in the extradition of Hernandez, who was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on Jan. 30, 2019. On Nov. 30, 2020, Hernandez was convicted by plea of conspiracy, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and voluntary manslaughter. Hernandez also admitted using a firearm during the homicide. Then yesterday, Jan. 11, Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn Duffy sentenced Hernandez to 24 years and 8 months in state prison for the convictions. “This office and our local law enforcement will always continue to pursue justice by seeking and apprehending those responsible, even when they flee our jurisdiction,” said District Attorney

Dan Dow. “This case is an example of our commitment to holding offenders accountable no matter where they go and try to hide.” Three others have been charged in the killing of Sanchez, have active arrest warrants for murder, and are considered armed and dangerous. They include: • Edgar Ontiveros (DOB 03/09/1995) • Louis Henry Madrigal (DOB 01/19/1994) • A l e j a n d r o B e n j a min Anguiano (DOB 05/13/1994) The District Attorney’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating these fugitives. If you have any information, please call the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation at (805)781-4171.


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he year 2020 will be documented as one of the most challenging and divided years in American History. Over the past year, we watched America burn. Images of rioters standing in the midst of flames with protesting fists held high were distributed around mainstream media with notations that these would be the images that children in American schools would see in their history books as if it were a proud moment of change for the country. Many of us cringed as the media excused the behaviors of rioters and equated the burning of innocent people’s livelihoods to necessary social change. Doctors signed letters claiming that the social change occurring

was more important than the potential spread of coronavirus, which was still a significant threat to public health. We asked ourselves what kind of world we were living in where these actions could be labeled “mostly peaceful.” These weren’t attacks on authoritarian regimes bent on the oppression of would-be free Americans. These were attacks on neighborhoods and people that had nothing to do with police violence. The summer of 2020 was filled with destruction, murder, and chaos. Last Thursday, we ran a story about the besieging of the U.S. Capitol building. The article started as a day that many had waited to witness as the electoral college would certify the next President of the United States and the incoming Administration. Protests outside the Capitol were being reported, and many individuals had entered by committing violence and destruction. As photos and reports show, many others were let in by the Capitol Police. At the time we went to press, noted in the article, it was 5 p.m. ET there were a few scuffles between police and

rioters. There were also people simply milling about the Capitol building as if it were the first time they had ever been inside. Some were snapping selfies with Capitol Police. It was mostly peaceful. In fact, videos of people who entered the Capitol showed them picking up trash left behind by others. So, mostly peaceful, but at what cost? Not only should we prosecute the criminals, but we should also protect the innocent, and we should prevent crime where we find it likely. That is why we “Back the Blue.” The alternative is not so desirable even if the criminal justice system needs change — which we firmly agree it does. There was a violent element to our reality, and it led to death and destruction. It happened over the summer, and it happened on Jan. 6 at the capitol. At the time we published our article on Thursday, a woman had been shot, but it was reported at the time she was alive and not in critical condition. No other injuries had been reported at that time. We do not support one single violent protest over the past year, nor do we support

any violence period. We were appalled and dismayed over the summer and appalled and dismayed about Jan. 6. At the time of our print edition last week, a person who trespassed into the capitol building was shot. That didn’t seem like an unlikely or violent situation. Indeed, she was breaking the law, climbing through a window into a space where a man was clearly pointing a gun at her. We do not blame the officer for taking the shot. It was a chaotic and dangerous situation, and from the video footage, it seemed that he warned her plenty of times. She was a threat to his safety, and he neutralized it. As Americans, we authorize the use of deadly force to protect the innocent. Violent and threatening people are often shot. In 2019, almost a thousand people were killed by police in America under varying circumstances. Investigations should be conducted. Justice should be had in every death. We owe our community that effort. We also owe our communities protection. The Mayor of Washington, D.C. is reported

to have declined the assistance offered prior to the Jan. 6 protest by the National Guard and the FBI. Over the summer, similar refusals were made by states who were under violent riot. As nonpartisans, my wife and I have witnessed death and destruction all over our nation that has been the result of a failure of those partisans entrusted to provide for the common welfare. Police have been told to stand down in the face of violent protesters. When they take action, they have been demonized and criticized. As nonpartisans, we watch each side defend itself as if the political agenda or grievance they support is worthy of destruction and death. Media has played cover for both sides. Now, this. We are ashamed by the actions on Jan. 6, just as we have been ashamed of the actions all over the country in 2020, including those here in San Luis Obispo County. Many events have been peaceful, and those are constitutionally protected under the first amendment. But peaceful and “mostly peaceful” are two extremes. One is protected, and

For Families: Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Disneyland. Now your home is acting as the school, the sports, the lessons, the friends, youth group and Disneyland. That is hard. Daunting, actually. The ‘necessity’ has forced the ‘invention,’ the pivot, the shift in the meaning of the CONNIE PILLSBURY words home and family. For some, this shutdown has been COMMENTARY a shipwreck. For others, there ecessity is the are stories and signs that mother of inven- local families are surviving tion,” attributed this forced necessity and even to Plato, is the go phrase for thriving through the chaldescribing how North County lenges. families this past year have Local salon owner Katie transformed their homes into McNamara and husband Joel the center of the universe Dunbar provide an encourrather than a place to gather aging example of creating a and be restored between whole new version of ‘life at outside activities, work, and home’ for their two young school. daughters here in Atascadero. And this shift has not been She explains, “Since March, easy. It has been hard, hard, to we expanded our fence line make your home space work for more play room, built as the core destination for raised beds for gardening, every family member. Your separated dogs from the kids used to go to school, to garden with new fencing, sports, to lessons, to friend’s added a bunny area with a houses, to youth groups, and pen, and a chicken coop for

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new chickens. Basically, we turned our yard into a farm! And we added a sun deck to have outdoor movie nights. We missed traveling this year with our girls, but we created a beautiful home experience in our backyard, memories we would have never made without the shutdown.” Another example is my neighbor, a former high school teacher, who withdrew her three children from the school district to homeschool them. She transformed her formerly decorated living room into a schoolroom/ activity room where ongoing projects don’t need to be picked up or put away. Replacing the sofa, coffee table, and nice art pieces to now a permanent Lego table, a craft table, and large dry erase boards on the walls, easels, individual desks, and supplies. I see the recent artwork creations of her kids taped to the front windows. One of parent’s biggest

challenges this year has been how to keep your kids physically active and outdoors. You parents all know intrinsically that kids were not created to sit in front of a screen all day. In response, the best selling outdoor items last year were trampolines, bikes, and scooters, with swimming pools and family dogs as new additions at many homes. But there are plenty of ways to get outdoors here without spending money. One young family made it a project to visit every park in the county, keeping track of what they like best about each park, with the goal of choosing “The Park of the Year” for a big party when this is over. Another family is doing weekly ‘Pier Picnics’ at our five local piers. And how about the great stories of grandparent participation through various media? Timbersmith John Vial recorded stories along with his banjo playing to send to his grandchildren

in Alaska. I’ve heard from other grandmas who teach ‘In the Kitchen with Granny’ on Zoom and one who gives grandchildren piano lessons on FaceTime. We have all really missed live music. This has motivated creating music at home. One family got “Folk Songs of the United States” California States series school songbooks from AbeBooks.com for about $6.00 and has spent the shutdown singing through every song in the book! On a more serious level, there is the challenge of creating a positive atmosphere in your home during a time of universal angst. In each of our personal worlds, we have a ‘sphere of concern’ and ‘sphere of influence’, as explained by a psychologist friend. Sphere of concern is general national and world events out of your control, while sphere of influence is the area of your life in which you actually have the ability to direct energy, focus, and control. As parents, your

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ny time is a good time to change your life. A new year may have a nice ring to it, but we know how that went in 2020. It revealed the fault lines of our resilience, preparedness, discipline, and survival skills. Perhaps, we’ve softened up

and got spoiled with conveniences and comfort, forgetting the challenges passed generations endured so we can afford the luxury of feeling sorry for ourselves when we don’t get what we want. Consider these three mindset shifts for your 2021 and beyond. Act as if you are the subject of a documentary about you. Pretend a film crew follows you around and documents your every step. What do you think people watching the movie will say about you? Would you want your children to see it? If you want to improve your life, don’t just talk and think about it. Do it.

Don’t dabble in self-improvement. Write down your goals and get busy doing what you need to do to get there. Track your progress so you know where you’ve been and how far you have to go. If you don’t write things down, you are not likely to ever do them. If you don’t do what you have to do to get to where you have to go, you will feel like a loser. You won’t like yourself. You will complain and blame. No one likes a complainer and a blamer. Stop seeking comfort. Give up on the idea that the world is fair, that fairness means comfort, ease, and satisfaction. Fairness means that you

have an equal opportunity as everyone else to do with yourself what you want to. Seeking comfort will get you bored and complacent, sitting on a couch and hating the world. We’ve evolved to solve problems, struggle with challenges, be active seekers, makers, and creators. We must seek lessons and work on difficult tasks to feel alive, engaged, and happy. We’ve evolved from hunters and gatherers who battled the elements, learned to survive, build shelter, cooperate, find food, and raise their children amid uncertainty and danger. The same reward mechanisms are encoded in our DNA. By doing difficult things, we

grow. We find fulfillment and purpose. Working hard toward something challenging is uncomfortable, but you’ll have a better day applying yourself and accomplishing something. You will become a better person and end up better off. Just show up no matter what. Discipline helps you get things done, even when you don’t like doing them. Just do something. Put one foot in front of the other on the path to your goal. Lose one pound. Write one page. Walk one mile, even if you feel lazy. Just show up. If you wait to feel like it, for a better day, for the right environment, you will work out twice a year and

the other is a crime. It is interesting to hear people defend some crimes and decry other crimes based on their political position. Most of us are completely peaceful, understand our constitutional Bill of Rights, and enjoy them. They end where they infringe on another. In California, our constitution includes the defense of property as an inalienable right. We have been assaulted for a year or more, and it is time to reckon with your support of violence. Violence is not a constitutional right but in the defense of your own life. There are people in our world who are not peaceful, or “mostly peaceful,” which is synonymous. We should not, as a country, tolerate “mostly peaceful” protests. The constitution protects our right to free speech, practice of religion, peaceable assembly, and redress of grievances — we should never put them under threat by confusing them with “mostly peaceful” activities. If you were upset by our reporting of the facts on Thursday, we completely agree with you.

sphere of influence is the family within your home and perhaps a few others. This is where you truly make a difference. Many of you have said that turning off the news and concentrating on just your sphere of influence has helped create a healthier mindset for you and your children. Philosophically, this is a rare moment in time to teach your children those things you want them to know, things they won’t learn in school: values, faith, courage, tenacity, and bravery. Teach your children what you know to be good, right, and true. And within your sphere of influence, you can start each day with the Flag salute, a song, or whatever else you think of to lift spirits. Keep going! Hats off to each one of you for your inventive solutions thus far! Connie Pillsbury is an independent opinion columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at conniepillsbury22@gmail.com.

never start your book, or build that fence, or learn that skill. The pros don’t fear or avoid inner resistance. They show up anyway because they know that consistently produces results and mastery. To get good at something, you put in the time and watch yourself suck at it for most of it until you look back and realize how much progress you’ve made after all. Be the hero of your life, not the loser in it. Here’s to a better 2021! Valentina Petrova is an independent opinion columnist for Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press. You can reach her at valentinapetrovaconsulting.com.

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ary (Pat) Bond, known by family and friends as Pat Bond, was born in 1927 to Catherine and Tom O’Toole

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harles Patrick Parra, age 65, passed away early Christmas morning following a lengthy illness, in Templeton Ca. Chuck was born in Fayetteville, NC, where his father was stationed as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, but he was a native son of California. He spent his life between the L.A. area and San Luis Obispo,

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in San Luis Obispo. Pat passed away on December 30, 2020, from COVID, and we miss her. She was raised on Mitchell drive and attended Mission school, where she made lifelong friends she cherished. Growing up in SLO and during WWII, she often worked along with her classmates delivering mail to the Army camp and in town. She was married at the Old Mission in 1949 to Jerry C. Bond, who preceded her in

death in 2001. Together they had four children, Peg Luebbers of Washington, Cathy Clarkson and husband Jim of SLO, Theresa Bond of Ohio, and James Bond and wife Cindy of Atascadero. Pat is survived by her only sibling, Maureen Luebbers of Templeton, and all four of her children, along with multiple grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. For many years Pat typed the

church bulletins for both the Mission and Nativity parishes. Upon moving to Atascadero in the early 1980s, she became a fixture around St. Williams parish with maintenance day and decorating the church until her health started declining in 2006. When her children were young, she participated as a parent in 4-H, Campfire Girls, and Boy Scouts. She also enjoyed camping and boating with her family. She made great

where his family settled in the mid-1960s. Chuck was a fifth-generation native of San Luis Obispo on his mother’s side. His Ancestry in C.A. can be traced back to the Chumash of the Channel Islands and the first Americans to come with John Freemont and the California Battalion during the Mexican War of 1846. He graduated from San Luis High in ’74 and served as a medic in the United States Army. He was stationed in Bamberg, Germany, as well as several bases in the U.S. When he was honorably discharged from Fort Carson, CO, he returned to the Central Coast. He worked locally as a Nurses Aid and in Manufacturing and became a skilled machinist. A trip with his paternal grandfather to Aravaipa Canyon, AZ,

influenced him for the rest of his life when he was young. Tales of his great, great grandfather (a full-blooded Opata) who knew Geronimo and Cochise inspired his lifelong love of books and history. Chuck also had a passion for fishing and camping and B-B-Q’s with family and friends. Chuck had many friends and relatives in San Luis and L.A. He left behind his wife of 15 years, Paula, his son Mike and grandson Eric, his brother Rick ( Judy) of San Luis, Bob (Heidi) of Atascadero, and Mike of Morro Bay, a niece Katie, aunt, uncle, godmother Rosie, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Jane Salazar, and father, Gilbert Joseph Parra. His request was for no services; a private ceremony will be held following cremation.

Paulette passed away in Bakersfield on December 31, 2020. Paulette was born on August 2, 1943, in Santa Monica, CA. She loved riding horses and belonged to the Vaqueros Riding Group. She loved to golf in her spare time, take walks on the beach, PAULETTE SMITH and had such a big heart for 1943 - 2020 her dog Sammie and other animals. t is with great sadness that She touched many lives and our family announces the will be greatly missed by all, passing of our beloved including her grandchildren, Paulette Smith. Jake Poole, Kyleigh Phillips, Wife of James Smith; Caleb Phillips and Chase mother of a son, Edward Poole, Phillips, Austin and Sierra and daughter-in-law, Olivia Phillips, Emily Jackson, and Poole; daughter, Nichole Phil- TJ Jackson, along with nieces lips and son-in-law, J.R. Philand nephews who loved her lip; sister, Christie Porter, and dearly. husband, Judson Porter and Visit greenlawnmortuary half brother, Robert Stinson. andcemetery.com

January 6, 2021, from a long battle with dementia. She was born in Durant, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jim and Mildred (Lindon) Johnson. She married Harald Alfred Suschke on March 12, 1966, in La Mesa, California. Judy was a homemaker, wife, mother who raised two daughters and Nana to three grandsons. She always liked to be outside caring for her many animals, including horses, chickens, ducks, geese, dogs, cats, doves, quail, and rabbits. She was a doer who will be remembered for her strength,

Young, with whom she fell instantly in love with the first time she saw him, the Valley Ice-skating Rink manager in Tarzana, California. Joyce and Doug married on June 17, 1961, and had two children, Julie and Doug Jr., who filled their JOYCE YOUNG parent’s lives with great joy and 1940 - 2021 a deep sense of pride, which only expanded with the birth of n January 6, 2021, their wonderful grandchildren, Atascadero lost a Jessica and Justin. remarkable resident of Joyce and Doug in 1989 relo31 years, Joyce Young. cated and settled in Atascadero. Joyce experienced a peaceJoyce had a very successful ful passing at the age of 80, career working as a teller at the surrounded by family, great Heritage Oaks Bank branches, friends, and the things she loved. retiring after 25 years of loyal Joyce came into the world on services. Many of her customMay 30, 1940, in Santa Monica, ers became friends and always California. Although she grew remember Joyce greeting them up a typical Southern Califorwith her warm smile, cheerful nia girl, it was the ‘Country life’ ‘Hello’ and winning personality. that filled her heart with peace, Joyce had many passions beauty, and contentment. in her life. She always looked Family meant the world to forward to holidays, especially Joyce. She was devoted to her Halloween and the annual husband of 41 years, Doug Atascadero Christmas Lake

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kindness, and bravery. Judy wore many hats during her life; Her 18-year devotion to owning and running Country Farm and Craft Market in Paso Robles led to many longtime friendships in the community. She had a passion for raising her laying hens and growing herbs and plants in her greenhouse on her farm to sell at the market. When her daughters were young, she worked as a teacher’s aide at Sunnyside Elementary School. Judy ran a catering business from her home and specialized

walk. With help from family and friends, Joyce always made sure her home ‘dazzled’ with numerous Christmas lights and decorations that lit up the nighttime sky. Joyce treasured her many friends and will be remembered for her love for life, compassionate heart, and her ability to bring joy and laughter everywhere she went. She always looked forward to playing cards and poker or a quick trip to Chumash Casino with her gambling buddies. Joyce enjoyed having family, friends over for good food, fine wine, and sharing the view of Atascadero lake from her beautiful hilltop home. If you needed Joyce’s help, she always stepped forward and made sure everyone, including her beloved cats, wanted for nothing. Joyce was everyone’s ‘Best Friend,’ and we will continue to share her passion for life, laughter, and friendship forever.

deserts and enjoyed playing with her grandkids/great-grandkids. Pat also enjoyed books, pictures of Ireland, and sharing family pictures, old and new. Unfortunately, due to COVID, we cannot honor her wishes with a full mass funeral at this time. We will have a memorial at a later date when it is safe to do so. The family would appreciate donations to a charity of your choice and to remember her at mass.

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in making wedding cakes with amazing cream cheese frosting. She baked delicious pies and canned yummy jams. She even got into woodworking to sell at craft fairs. Judy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Harald Alfred Suschke; her children, Christina Elizabeth Millsap and Melissa Ann Jankowski; her grandchildren, Kasey Millsap, Wyatt Millsap, and Maxwell Jankowski; her aunt Dorothy Hebron, and her many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by

her parents and her brother Jim Johnson Jr. Gravesite service will be on Monday January 25, 2021 at 11:00AM at Paso Robles District Cemetery Memorial contributions may be made to the animal sanctuary Best Friends Animal Society: https://bestfriends.org/donate/ memory & click “Make A Memorial Gift” To express condolences online, visit: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/paso-robles-ca/judy-suschke-9991171

JANUARY 07, 2021 • 22:19— Dillon Andrew Debacker, 29, of Atascadero was arrested on the 9300 block of Bocina Ln. and booked for LOCAL WARRANT - MISDEMEANOR [B/W-M]; Case no. 200794. LOCAL WARRANT - FELONY [B/W-F], LOCAL WARRANT - MISDEMEANOR [B/W-M]; Case no. 210049.Booked for MISDEMEANOR POSSESSION OF NARCOTIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE [11350(A)HS M], FELONY VIOLATION OF PROBA-

JANUARY 09, 2021 • 01:15— MARIA ELENA GALANOS, 28, transient, was arrested on the 8100 block of El Camino Real and cited for NO CAMPING OR STORING OF UNATTENDED PERSONAL PROPERTY ON PRI [5-15.103(D)]; Case no. 210058 • 01:24— SAMUEL SEANPATRICK FRANKLIN, 24, of Atascadero was arrested on the 6700 block of Navajoa Ave. and booked for DISORDERLY CONDUCT:INTOX

DRUG WITH ALCOHOL [647(F)]; Case no. 210059 JANUARY 10, 2021 • 09:05— BARRY ALAN TURNER, 48, transient, was arrested on the 9400 block of El Camino Real and booked for OUTSIDE WARRANTFELONY [O/W-F]; Case no. 210067 PASO ROBLES POLICE DEPARTMENT JANUARY 08, 2021 • 12:51— MAURILIO ROJASAMADO, 24, of Paso Robles was arrested on the corner of 11th St. and Vine St. and booked and released for DRIV-

BERRY — Linda Rinaldi Berry, 76, of Los Osos passed away on Jan. 1, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. MERRIFIELD — William Powers Merrifield, 79, of Morro Bay passed away on Dec. 31, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky cremation Service. ELLIOTT — Chriselda Elliott, 85, of Arroyo Grande passed away on Jan. 2, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky cremation Service. COOPER — Asa Cooper, 48, of San Luis Obispo County passed away on Dec. 30, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. BRETHOUR — Robert Astley Brethour, 92, of Arroyo Grande passed away on Dec. 26, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach. MILLER — Daniell Marie Miller, 49, of Nipomo passed away on Dec. 31, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach. PRATT — Kenneth Eugene Pratt, 97, of Santa Maria, passed away on Dec. 30, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach. HULLETTE — Elayne H. Hullette, 94, of Arroyo Grande, passed away on Dec. 30, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel of Grover Beach. NUNEZ — Miguel Angel Nunez,70, of Paso Robles passed away on Dec. 25, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home. CABALLERRO — Erick Mauricio Rodriguez Caballerro, 37, of Paso Robles passed away on Dec. 29, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home. D’AVIGNON — Mildred Joan D’Avignon, 96, of Fresno passed away on Dec. 31, 2020. Arrangements are in the care of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home. KAULA — Gene Hurley Kaula, 93, of Paso Robles passed away on Jan. 1, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home.

ZEPEDA — Nikki Pauline Zepeda, 52, of Paso Robles passed away on Jan. 1, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home. NICHOLE GRANTHAM 1989 - 2020

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he family of Nichole Grantham, 31, of Paso Robles, is saddened to announce her passing on December 19, 2020, from a tragic motorcycle accident. Nichole was born on July 1, 1989, in Lancaster, California. She is survived by her sons Calvin Harris, 8, and Cayden Harris, 5; her brother Christopher Smith of Lancaster; sister Christina Heer of Paso Robles; sister Tassie Grantham of San Antonio, Texas; father Jonathan Grantham of Camarillo;

and mother, Elaine Grawe of Morro Bay. Nichole was very successful in the construction industry and well respected and loved by those she worked with over the past seventeen years. Nichole worked hard for her boys. She loved and cherished her two boys with her whole heart. Nichole’s family and friends know that she passed away doing what she loved to do; cruising on her purple Dyna. There is a fundraiser to help support Nichole’s boys if it is in your heart to do so. facebook.com/donate/213 824553635740/4083310878 364616

TO READ THE FULL WEEK’S REPORT, GO TO OUR WEBSITES: ATASCADERONEWS.COM • PASOROBLESPRESS.COM TION [1203.2(A)PC], CARRYING SWITCHBLADE ON PERSON [21510(B)PC]; Case no. 210048

HARTIG — Esther Freuler-Hartig, 65, of Los Osos passed away on Jan. 3, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service.

WILLIAMS — Anne Maurice Williams, 83, of Paso Robles passed away on Jan. 1, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home.

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ING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF • 02:26— LAWRENCE PAUL ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOWILLIAMSON, 40, of Paso Robles HOL/0.08 PERCENT [23152(B)VC]; was arrested on the corner of Case no. 210059 Gardenia Ct. and Nicklaus St. and released by a peace officer for JANUARY 09, 2021 DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE • 00:10— DANIEL MICHAEL QUILOF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC]; Case LEN, 29, of Bakersfield was no. 210067 arrested on the corner of Pine St. • 22:15— RAMON CUEVAS, 27, of and 10th St. and released by a Paso Robles was arrested on the peace officer for DRIVING UNDER 200 block of Sherwood Rd. and THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL released by a peace officer for [23152(A)VC], DUI ALCOHOL/0.08 DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUPERCENT [23152(B)VC], UNLAWENCE OF ALCOHOL [23152(A)VC], FUL DISPLAY EVIDENCE OF REGISDUI ALCOHOL/0.08 PERCENT TRATION [4462.5VC]; Case no. [23152(B)VC], RECKLESS DRIVING 21-0065 [23103(A)VC]; Case no. 210074

CHAVEZ — Gustavo Chavez, 80, of Santa Maria passed away on Jan. 1, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home. DELLARD — Barbara June Dellard, 94, ofSanta Maria passed away on Jan. 3, 2021. Arrangements are under the direction of KuehlNicolay Funeral Home. NEWTON — David Nicholas Newton, 25, of Paso Robles passed away on Jan. 3, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home. MADONICH — Janet Madonich, 67, of San Luis Obispo County passed away on Jan. 4, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. GRAVES — Stephen Graves, 62, of San Luis Obispo County passed away on Jan. 4, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. TOSCANO — Toscano Anthony Toscano, 70, of Morro Bay passed away on Jan. 5, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. SMART — Pamela Douglas-Smart, 52, of Los Osos passed away on Jan. 6, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. SOL — Alice Sol, 94, of Atascadero passed away on Jan. 6, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. LAWRIE — Douglas Lawrie, 87, of Atascadero passed away on Jan. 6, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. JONES — Zane Jones, 63, of Morro Bay passed away on Jan. 6, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Blue Sky Cremation Service. PIMENTEL — Marjorie Zita Pimentel, 90,of Atascadero passed away on Jan. 3, 2021. Arrangements are in the care of Chapel of the Roses.


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LEGAL CM 808 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202421 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: MID-COAST PALLET RECYCLERS, 2290 HUTTON RD., NIPOMO, CA 93444, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: MARCELINO WENCE, 2205 GARDEN DR., SANTA MARIA, CA 93458 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/ MARCELINO WENCE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/04/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 09/28/2006 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 12/04/2025 PUB: 12/24, 12/31/2020, 01/07, 01/14/2021 LEGAL CM 809 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202475 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PREMIERE REALTY, 1545 HILLCREST DRIVE, ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA 93420, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: RICHARD RYAN KELLEY, 1545 HILLCREST DRIVE, ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA 93420 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ RICHARD RYAN KELLEY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/14/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02-23-1990 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 EBROOKHART, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/14/2025 PUB: 12/24, 12/31/2020, 01/07, 01/14/2021 LEGAL CM 810 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202496 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: NICOLE MCCALL PROCESSING, 2727 BUENA VISTA DR, SUITE 109, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: NICOLE ELAINE MCCALL, 1073 HERDSMAN WAY, PASO ROBLES, 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/ NICOLE MCCALL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/16/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/14/2020 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 12/16/2025 PUB: 12/24, 12/31/2020, 01/07, 01/14/2021 LEGAL CM 811

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202467 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SUNBURY HOUSE, 5924 SUNBURY AVE, CAMBRIA, CA 93428, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: PATRICIA BERRYHILL, 5924 SUNBURY AVE, CAMBRIA, CA 93428 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/ PATRICIA BERRYHILL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/10/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12-4-2020 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 12/10/2025 PUB: 12/31/2020, 01/07, 01/14, 1/21/2021 LEGAL CM 812 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202513 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: PUROCLEAN OF PASO ROBLES, 8420 EL CAMINO REAL SUITE B, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: EL PASO RESTORATION, INC., 8420 EL CAMINO REAL SUITE B, 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/ EL PASO RESTORATION, INC, XIUHOATL AGUIRRE, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/18/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 11/01/2020 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 EBROOKHART, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/18/2025 PUB: 12/31/2020, 01/07, 01/14, 1/21/2021 LEGAL CM 813 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202526 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: A & M ROOFING, 3250 EL CAMINO REAL A-1, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: MICHAEL ARTHUR BONILLA, 10820 COLORADO 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/ MICHAEL ARTHUR BONILLA, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo

County on 12/21/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/21/2020 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 12/21/2025 PUB: 12/31/2020, 01/07, 01/14, 1/21/2021 LEGAL CM 814 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202561 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: BUMPER2BUMPER, 2605 THEATER DR, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: THOMAS MARTINEZ, 7605 SANTA YSABLE APT 19, ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ THOMAS MARTINEZ, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/24/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/22/2020 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 GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/24/2025 PUB: 12/31/2020, 01/07, 01/14, 1/21/2021 LEGAL CM 816 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202534 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: BIG HAT ENERGY GROUP, 1635 CANYON CREST LANE, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: BIG HAT ENERGY GROUP, 1635 CANYON CREST 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/ BIG HAT ENERGY GROUP, CEO GABRIELLE KESSLER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/22/2020 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 12/22/2025 PUB: 12/31/2020, 01/07, 01/14, 1/21/2021 LEGAL CM 817 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202566 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: C.F.F., 1449 EUREKA LANE, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED

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BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: WHITNEY CURTIS, 1449 EUREKA LANE, 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/ WHITNEY CURTIS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/28/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/27/2020 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 12/28/2025 PUB: 12/31/2020, 01/07, 01/14, 1/21/2021 LEGAL CM 818 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202531 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: EZ1 PAINTING, 1900 BEECHWOOD DR, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: MOKHTAR ELSAYED, 1900 BEECHWOOD DR, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ MOKHTAR ALSAYED, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/21/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 02/04/2020 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 EBROOKHART, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/21/2025 PUB: 12/31/2020, 01/07, 01/14, 1/21/2021 LEGAL CM 819 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202556 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: JUST BEACHY VA, 521 E. CHERRY AVENUE, ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: KATHRYNE E YORK, 521 E. CHERRYAVENUE, ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ KATHRYN E. YORK, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/23/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 10/20/2017 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 NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/23/2025 PUB: 01/07, 01/14, 01/21, 01/28/2021

LEGAL CM 1 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202559 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SLO COUNTY VIN VERIFICATION, 1045 ATASCADERO RD., MORRO BAY, CA 93442, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: EARL EUGENE SANDERS JR., 1045 ATASCADERO RD., MORRO BAY, CA 93442 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ EARL E. SANDERS JR., OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/24/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/24/2020 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 NBALSEIRO, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/24/2025 PUB: 01/07, 01/14, 01/21, 01/28/2021 LEGAL CM 2 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202585 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: THE GARAGE ANGELS, 5705 GROUND SQUIRREL HOLLOW RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP: MELISSA ANDREA YOSHIDA, 5705 GROUND SQUIRREL HOLLOW RD, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, PATRICK KIMO YOSHIDA, 5705 GROUND SQUIRREL HOLLOW DR, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ PATRICK KIMO YOSHIDA, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/29/2020 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 EBROOKHART, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/29/2025 PUB: 01/07, 01/14, 01/21, 01/28/2021 LEGAL CM 3 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210002 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: TEMPLETON GARDENS, 283 HEATHER COURT, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: JOINT VENTURE: GIACOMO A LICARI, 8305 BALBOA ROAD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, CARMELO A PLATEROTI, 3015 GATES FIELD, TEMPLETON, CA 93465 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CALIFORNIA


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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/ GIACOMO A LICARI This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/04/2021 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 01/04/2026 PUB: 01/07, 01/14, 01/21, 01/28/2021 LEGAL CM 4 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202562 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: WOODBRIDGE WINERY, 6465 VON DOLLEN ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: CASTORO CELLARS, 6465 VON DOLLEN ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ CASTORO CELLARS, NIELS UDSEN, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/24/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/18/2020 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 GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/24/2025 PUB: 01/07, 01/14, 01/21, 01/28/2021 LEGAL CM 5 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210004 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: UNIVERSAL MOTORS MOBILE DETAILING, 1045 ATASCADERO RD., MORRO BAY, CA 93442, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: EARL SANDERS, 1045 ATASCADERO, MORRO BAY, CA 93442 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ EARL SANDERS This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/04/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/01/2020 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 SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/04/2026 PUB: 01/07, 01/14, 01/21, 01/28/2021 LEGAL CM 6 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210023 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: EDNA’S ELEGANCE BEAUTY, 9329 BOCINA LANE UNIT F, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: EDNA FLORINE BARNER, 9329 BOCINA LANE UNIT F, 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/ EDNA FLORINE BARNER, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/05/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/21/2020

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 EBROOKHART, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/05/2026 PUB: 01/07, 01/14, 01/21, 01/28/2021 LEGAL CM 7 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202527 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: SILVERLINE HEATING AND AIR, 9878 RIVER ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: ARMANDO BUSTAMANTE, 9878 RIVER ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ ARMANDO BUSTAMANTE, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/21/2020 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 12/21/2025 PUB: 01/07, 01/14, 01/21, 01/28/2021 LEGAL CM 8 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202583 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: TB3D PRINTING, 1856 CORRALITOS AVENUE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: TESS BOEHM, 1856 CORRALITOS AVENUE, 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/ TESS BOEHM This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/29/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/11/2020 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 EBROOKHART, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/29/2025 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 10 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202511 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: ATASCADERO DENT TECH, 9018 CASCADA ROAD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: YUKIHARU KIYAMA, 9018 CASCADA 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/ YUKIHARU KIYAMA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/18/2020 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 12/18/2025 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 11 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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File No 20210025 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: STILSON CELLARS, STILSON FARMS, 5895 FORKED HORN PL, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: STILSON, INC., 5895 FORKED HORN PL, 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/ STILSON, INC., DEBORAH STILSON, SECRETARY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/05/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/01/2020 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 SKING, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/05/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 12 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202546 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: GOLDEN ANCHOR FINANCIAL SERVICES, GOLDEN ANCHOR REALTY, 2671 TREE TRAP RD, BRADLEY, CA 93426, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: GOLDEN ANCHOR GROUP, 2671 TREE TRAP RD, BRADLEY, CA 93426 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/ GOLDEN ANCHOR GROUP, DEBRA M GARCIA, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/22/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/12/2020 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 SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/22/2025 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 13

THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: RCA PROPERTIES, INC., 711 12TH 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/ RCA PROPERTIES, INC., PETER W. DAKIN - PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/06/2021 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 JAANDERSON, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/06/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 15 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NEW FILE NO. 20210037 OLD FILE NUMBER. 20181604 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME(S) TO BE ABANDONED: REAL ESTATE TEAM 29:11, 711 12TH STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME WAS FILED IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 06/20/2018 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) HAVE ABANDONED THE USE OF THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: CENTRAL COAST INVESTMENT HOME BUYERS, LLC, 1804 TERRABELLA COURT, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 THIS BUSINESS WAS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY.: CENTRAL COAST INVESTMENT HOME BUYERS, LLC, GERSON MENDEZ - PRESIDENT THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY ON: 01/06/2021 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: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 16

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210042 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: RED ROAD LEATHERWORKS, 6370 LOMITAS ROAD, ATASCADERO, CALIFORNIA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: ALEXANDER P GONZALES, 6370 LOMITAS AVENUE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ ALEXANDER P. GONZALES, INDIVIDUAL This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/06/2021 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 01/06/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 14

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210060 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: HILLTOP PROPERTY MANAGEMENT L.L.C, 3705 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY: HILLTOP PROPERTY MANAGEMENT L.L.C, 3705 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/ HILLTOP PROPERTY MANAGEMENT L.L.C, JAMES W HESTON, CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/07/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/02/2021 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 GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/07/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 17

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210038 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: REAL ESTATE TEAM 29:11, MACI GIOVANNA REAL ESTATE TEAM, THE WINE COUNTRY TEAM, 711 12TH STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210059 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: RECLAIMED BAITS, 364 LILY PAD LANE, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: TIMOTHY J OLVERA, 364 LILY PAD LANE,

TEMPLETON, CALIFORNIA 93465 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ TIMOTHY J OLVERA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/07/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/07/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 18 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210064 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CENTRAL COAST CLASSICS, 6947 SYCAMORE RD A, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: OLIVER GUILLERMO CRUZ, 7685 SANTA YSABEL AVE #A, 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/ OLIVER GUILLERMO CRUZ This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/08/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/01/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/08/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 19 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210062 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: ROCKY CANYON FARMS, 8555 ROCKY CANYON RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: GREG L NAUTA, 8555 ROCKY CANYON RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, LISA M NAUTA, 8555 ROCKY CANYON RD, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ GREG L. NAUTA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/07/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 04/01/2000 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 01/07/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 20 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210076 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CRI & ASSOCIATES GENERAL CONTRACTING, 1210 DEL MAR DRIVE, LOS OSOS, CA 93402, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: CHRISTOPHER RYAN ISLER, 1210 DEL MAR DRIVE, 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/ CHRISTOPHER RYAN ISLER,

OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/08/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 08/11/1993 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 GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/08/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 22 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202547 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: LEGENDS SALON AND DAY SPA, 4855 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: KATHERINE ANN MCNAMARA, 5120 PALMA AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, JOEL MARTIN DUNBAR, 5120 PALMA 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/ KATHERINE ANN MCNAMARA This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/23/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/23/2020 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 GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/23/2025 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 23 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210073 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: ALIYAH’S KITCHEN, 575 S MAIN ST, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: CLAUDIA TERESA ZARATE ROMAN, 5175 STAGG HILL PL, 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/ CLAUDIA TERESA ZARATE ROMAN, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/08/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: NOT APPLICABLE CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By SCURRENS, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/08/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 24 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202580 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: EDDIE COLEMAN WINES, 1321 SPRING STREET, UNIT 202, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: VINCENT HUCKS, 1321 SPRING STREET, UNIT 202, 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/ VINCENT HUCKS, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/29/2020 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 12/29/2025 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 25 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210019 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: EARTHTONES GIFTS GALLERY & CENTER FOR HEALING, WHOLE BALANCE, 1319 PARK STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A MARRIED COUPLE: MARY B UEBERSAX, 1319 PARK STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, GREGORY C CARROLL, 1319 PARK STREET, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ MARY UEBERSAX, CO-OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/04/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 05/01/2005 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 01/04/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 26 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210070 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CLEVENGER COMPANIES, CLEVENGER CATTLE, CLEVENGER EQUIPMENT, 1365 PLUM ORCHARD LANE, TEMPLETON, CA 93465, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: SAM MICHAEL CLEVENGER, 2496 STARLING DRIVE, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ SAM MICHAEL CLEVENGER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/08/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 01/01/2021 CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. TOMMY GONG, County Clerk By GUGALDE, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 01/08/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 27 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210014 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: COOP ON THE HILL, 7685 SOMBRILLA AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: CLAUDIA ELENA GUZMAN, 7685 SOMBRILLA AVE, ATASCADERO, CA 93422 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ CLAUDIA ELENA GUZMAN, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/04/2021 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 01/04/2026

PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 28 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20210097 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: CAMPOS CERAMIC, 2138 SPRING ST STE A, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: IAT DIVERSIFIED INC, 2138 SPRING ST STE A, 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/ IAT DIVERSIFIED INC, ISIDORO ALARCON TORRES SECRETARY This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 01/12/2021 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 09/08/2015 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 01/12/2026 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 29 Lien Sale Notice is hereby given that Pursuant to the California Self-Service Storage Facility Act, (B&P Code 21700 et. seq.), the undersigned will sell at public auction personal property including but not limited to furniture, clothing, tools, and/ or other misc. items Auction to close at 2pm On January 29, 2021 at www.selfstorageauction.com. The property is stored at: El Paso Self Storage 2935 Union Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446 NAME OF TENANT: SAVANNAH DONOVAN DENISE CAMPOVERDE CLYDE ROBBINS ROCCO MURILLO PUB: 12/31/2020, 1/7/, 1/14, 1/21/2021 LEGAL CM 815 NOTICE OF 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. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by VIRGINIA COATS ASHWORTH in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that VIRGINIA COATS ASHWORTH be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE 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 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: 02/09/21 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 - SBN 81669, C. TUCKER CHEADLE A LAW CORPORATION 1000 QUAIL STREET, SUITE 100 NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660 BSC 219277 1/14, 1/21, 1/28/21 CNS-3431817# ATASCADERO NEWS LEGAL CM 21 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202541 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: BROKEN EARTH WINERY, 6465 VON DOLLEN ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: A CORPORATION: CASTORO CELLARS, 6465 VON DOLLEN ROAD, SAN MIGUEL, CA 93451 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization CA I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ CASTORO CELLARS, NIELS UDSEN, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/22/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 12/18/2020 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 EBROOKHART, Deputy New Fictitious Business Name Statement, Expires 12/22/2025 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 30 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No 20202522 THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS/ARE DOING BUSINESS AS: TOPANGA TRAIL RENTAL, 8605 SANTA MONICA BLVD., #79420, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069, LOS ANGELES COUNTY THIS BUSINESS IS CONDUCTED BY: AN INDIVIDUAL: ANTHONY MICHAEL FRESCH, 8605 SANTA MONICA BLVD. #79420, WESST HOLLYWOOD, CA 90069 If Corporation or LLC- CA State of Incorporation/Organization I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows is false is guilty of a crime.) /S/ ANTHONY FRESCH, OWNER This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County on 12/18/2020 TRANSACTING BUSINESS DATE: 10/17/2020 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 12/18/2025 PUB: 01/14, 01/21, 01/28, 02/04/2021 LEGAL CM 31

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WORSHIP DIRECTORY ATASCADERO BIBLE CHURCH Atas. Mall & Fwy. 101 (6225 Atas. Mall); Sunday Worship 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m.& 11 a.m.*; *kids programming available at these services; Rejoice Service 5:30 pm; Middle School ministries – Tuesdays 6:30 High School ministries– Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; Celebrate Recovery, Thursdays 7p.m.; Pastor Tom Ferrell, 466-2051; abcchurch.org. ATASCADERO GOSPEL CHAPEL 8205 Curbaril Ave. (corner of Curbaril & Atascadero Ave.): Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Ted Mort, Pastor. 805-466-0175. atascaderogospelchapel.org AWAKENING WAYS SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY A New Thought Spiritual Community! Living the Consciously Awakened Life. Dr. Terry and Dr. Frank zumMallen; For information about Sunday gatherings, classes and workshops, go to: awakeningways.org or call 805 460-0762 GRACE CENTRAL COAST NORTH COUNTY CAMPUS 9325 El Bordo Avenue; Sunday Services at 9:30 and 11 a.m.; 805-543-2358; gracecentralcoast.org; Helping people find and follow Jesus. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH 238 17th St. Paso Robles; Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Sunday School 10 a.m.; Our Wednesday Testimony; Meeting is the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.; Reading room-same location after services & by apportionment. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH 9925 Morro Road, Atascadero; “The Church on the Hill”; An independent church committed to the teaching of God’s Word.; Sunday School – 9:45 a.m.; Morning Worship – 11 a.m.; Evening Bible Study – 6 p.m.; Wed Prayer – 7 p.m.; Nursery care provided.; Pastor Ken Butler, Jr.; (805) 461-9197. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 535 Creston Rd., Paso Robles ; (805) 238-3549 ; Dr. Gary M. Barker, Pastor; Goal of church: To teach Believers to love God and people.; Sundays: 9 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Fellowship ; 10:30 a.m. Service; 6 p.m. Eve Service; Wednesdays: 7 p.m. prayer meeting. HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH ELCA Facebook Live at 10 am during Covid19 restrictions. 10 am Outdoor Modern Worship Service and music, weather & Covid19 restrictions permitting. Masks and social distancing required. Regular schedule: When Covid restrictions are lifted. 8 a.m. Traditional Liturgical Service; 9:05 a.m. Education and Sunday School; 10 a.m. Modern Worship Service with staffed nursery care provided; Holy Communion on 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays; Pastor Russ Gordan, Interim Pastor; 8005 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero; 805-461-0340; ourhopelutheran.org. LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER-LCMS 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero; 466-9350; Morning Bible class at 9 a.m. Sunday; Coffee and Sunday Worship with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Sunday; Thursday morning Bible class 10 a.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship; Developmentally disabled Bible class 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings; redeemeratascadero.org; redeemeratascadero@gmail.com; Pastor Wayne Riddering. PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC We honor ancient scriptures, responding to God’s contemporary call to be just and kind.; Join us for Worship Sunday, 10 a.m.; Church School Sunday, 10:15 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship 11 a.m.; Men’s Bible Study, Wednesday, 8 a.m.; Women’s Bible Study, Friday, 10 a.m.; Youth Group; 1301 Oak St., Paso Robles; 805-238-3321 ST. ROSE OF LIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH 820 Creston Rd., Paso Robles; (805) 238-2218- Parish Office open Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; website: www.saintrosechurch.org; Mass times;; Daily 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.

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e know we have a homeless problem in our area, but it’s good to know that an organization exists to deal with the issue. El Camino Homeless Organization, or ECHO, as we know it, is just that organization. I receive the monthly newsletter so I can keep up to date. When I read the following excerpt from the letter, I felt it was worth repeating. It read, “The program at ECHO is designed to help people address the factors that caused them to become homeless and find permanent jobs and housing and provide life skills training to prevent a return of homelessness in their lives. For this reason and more, our clients are truly champions of dedication and resolve, to overcome the obstacles in their lives to find permanent housing.” The services of ECHO in 2020 provided shelter to 203 individuals (including 40 children); transitioned 50 individuals and families into permanent housing; facilitated 30 employments; provided

Black Bean Soup

Ingredients: • 1 cup dry black beans • 1 cup chopped onion • 1 cup chopped celery • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 2 tablespoons cooking oil • 4 cups chicken broth

• 1 teaspoon ground coriander • ¼ teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper • ¾ pound fully cooked Polish sausage, chopped • 3 tablespoons dry sherry (optional) Cornbread for serving Directions: Rinse beans. In a large saucepan, combine beans and 6 cups of water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. (Or, skip boiling the water and soak beans overnight in a covered pan.) Drain and rinse beans. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook onion, celery, and garlic in hot oil till tender. Add beans, chicken broth, coriander, salt, and red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 to 1½ hours until beans are tender. If desired, mash beans slightly with a potato masher. Stir in sausage and, if desired, dry sherry. Cook 2 to 3 minutes till heated through. If desired, garnish with sour cream, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, or snipped parsley. Serve with cornbread. Makes 4 main-dish servings. This next recipe, from Carol Michaud, appears in our Assistance League of SLO County Cookbook; Recipes From the

Weights And Measures

had to be really good at estimating weights. As a field editor, I worked ring at auctions, and sometimes I had an extra day to kill between purebred sales in foreign locales, like Socorro, lee pitts Salina, and Sealy. As an auction COLUMNIST junkie, I usually spent this time ’m ashamed to admit that sitting in auction markets, trying I was once an arbitrageur. to guess the weight of cattle. It Sounds likes a French door- was my golf game. man at Arby’s, doesn’t it? I started in the cattle swappin’ An arbitrage trader is sometrade at a time when there were one who takes advantage of the way more bulls than buyers, and difference between two markets in that was reflected in the prices bonds, stocks, and commodities. paid. Often, the purebred auctionI was an arbitrage trader before eer selling the cattle didn’t know today’s traders even knew the the weight of an animal within term, only I wasn’t a Wall Street 200 pounds. Of course, if the sale bull; I just traded in them. was at an auction market, or if One of the few things I do well it was a sale barn auctioneer, all is guessing the weight of cattle. I bets were off. Because I paid close attribute this to being on livestock attention to slaughter prices, when judging teams and to the fact that a bull entered the ring, and the when I started in the cattle busibid was cheaper than what I could ness, auction markets didn’t have get at the nearest auction market, ring scales, so you didn’t know I’d buy it. The most bulls I ever the weight of an animal before bought at one sale was 41 head. you bought it. One of my idols, I traded cows, too, and my Pat Goggins, changed everything most profitable day was at a Full when he installed the first ring French Charolais dispersal where scale at PAYS in Billings. (Pat also I made one mistake after another. had the first video sale.) But they were good mistakes! I Before ring scales, cow buyers thought the huge cows weighed

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about 1,600 pounds, but they weighed closer to a ton. I ordered one truck when I needed two! I usually bought the cattle under US Cattle Company to fly under everyone’s radar, and in most instances, I’d go up to the breeder afterward and offer them back their cattle if they didn’t want me to have them, but 95% of the time they thanked me for taking them off their hands. In one case, I discovered why the breeder was so enthused about me buying his bulls. The best lesson I got in this game was I couldn’t use the weights that were printed in the sale catalog. In this case, I figured my prices based on those weights, but when I weighed them off the truck after a fivemile haul to the nearest auction barn, they’d somehow shrunk 29 percent. Ouch! I almost lost money on that one. During the ‘70s and ‘80s, many purebred breeders were different than they are now. A large percentage were neophytes who liked the purebred cattle game only for the big tax breaks it generated. My arbitrage scheme wouldn’t work now because purebred breeders are much too

Heart of the Central Coast. Spiced Lentil-Barley Soup • ½ pound Italian sausage • 1 medium-size onion, chopped • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1/3 cup pearl barley • 8 cups chicken broth • ½ cup minced parsley • 2 boneless chicken breasts (about 1 pound) • 1 cup lentils • 1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans • 1 (12 oz) jar mild salsa • 1 lb fresh spinach, washed well Directions: Remove sausage casings and crumble meat in a 5 to 6-quart pan over medium-high heat; stir often until browned. Remove meat from pan; set aside. Add onion, garlic, and barley to drippings. Cook, stirring often until onion is limp and barely toasted. Add broth, parsley, chicken breast, and lentils. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer about 30 minutes until the breast is white in thickest part (cut to test). Remove breast; let cool. Shred meat and return to pan. Drain garbanzo beans; add to soup with salsa and sausage. Heat to simmering. Chop spinach; stir into soup and allow a few minutes to wilt and cook. Serves 6 Cheers Barbie Butz is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email her at barbiewb@hotmail.com.

smart and because prices are so high. Even with a good slaughter market, it’s tough to pencil a profit on a $7,000 slaughter bull! I usually sent my purchases to an auction market close by, where I probably knew the owner. I sent six bulls to my buddy Arkie to sell in the slaughter run at Socorro, but he ended up selling them as range bulls at a much higher price. That happened a lot and was fine with me. As a result of all this trading, I collected a huge stack of registration papers from a plethora of breed associations for bulls that never got a chance to contribute to the gene pool. One time I got a letter from a breed association congratulating me for buying a “Pathfinder Cow” that was deader than a jaywalking armadillo by the time I got the letter. And you can imagine my level of discomfort when a conscientious purebred breeder called me a year after I’d bought eight bulls at his auction and wanted to see how his bulls were holding up. Lee Pitts is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email them at leepitts@leepittsbooks.com.

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40,200 meals to the hungry; and reached 811 people through outreach services with COVID safety bags. The organization makes a powerful impact in the lives of those facing homelessness and their families 365 days a year. Becky Gray, Executive Director, must! Charities expressed her organization’s feelings about ECHO this way: “must! Charities invests in nonprofits who are the most effective at dealing with our greatest community needs. ECHO has been a shining example of success in helping those facing hunger and homelessness in our own backyard. must! Charities is proud to support such an organization.” Visit the ECHO website for more information at echoshelter.org or call (805)462-FOOD (3663). I’m continuing with soup recipes even though we may have some weather in the 70s for a few days. The days may be a bit warmer, but the evenings are still cooler when a warm cup of soup takes the chill off.

feel strongly compelled to write an article on the biblical responsibility we have as Christians to be orderly, law-abiding citizens in our great nation. I have been very upset at the rioting and destruction of public and private property in our nation’s cities prior to the presidential election. These were not PEACEFUL protests that we constitutionally have a right to make. This kind of activity was unlawful, riotous, and done by people who hated President Trump and everything we stand

for as patriotic Americans. I’m 75 years old, and I have never seen such political hatred and intolerance in my lifetime. From a preacher’s point of view, I consider this kind of behavior as SINFUL. As a conservative Christian and Republican, I’m ashamed and disgusted with the unlawful and riotous behavior of my fellow Republicans who broke into federal buildings and treated police officers with total disrespect. As I watched this activity on TV, I was stunned with disbelief. How could any law-abiding, patriotic American act like this? In my opinion, I can’t think of a worse way to end a presidential election. This is not the behavior that an American should ever display and then falsely call it a manifestation of freedom. I personally believe that such criminal activity should be punished. I was so thankful that my President, Donald Trump, publicly condemned the activity

of those rioters. I honestly believe that it is totally unjustifiable to condone and attempt to justify such deplorable actions with any excuse. I believe that a patriotic American who loves our country is first and foremost a LAW ABIDING Citizen. The Bible is very clear concerning how a citizen of any country should behave. Jesus taught that we are to render to Caesar (government) the things due from a good citizen and unto God the things that are due Him (Matthew 22:21). From the time of the Reformation, Baptists have believed in the separation of church and State. A Christian has responsibilities to fulfill to both God and government. The apostle Paul clearly taught that Christians are to submit to the authority of government officials who are responsible to maintain law and order and punish evil doers (Romans 13:1-7). The apostle Peter also taught Christian

to respect and obey governmental laws and those in authority (1 Peter 2:13-14). It is abundantly obvious from these various scriptures that a Christian who is a citizen of any country is to be a law-abiding citizen. Disobedience to these scriptures is sinful. The biblical grounds for any civil disobedience are only justifiable when governmental laws attempt to make a Christian disobey God’s holy Word. (Acts, 4:1-20). However, according to the Bible, civil disobedience never justifies disorderly, rebellious, riotous activities. My prayer to God for every citizen of America is to always be a Law Abiding person who only protests according to his constitutional right as a freedom-loving and peaceful citizen. Dr. Gary Barker is an independent columnist for The Atascadero News and Paso Robles Press; you can email him at pastor@gracebaptistpaso.org.


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ocial media is a double-edged sword that has become a central and consistent theme in human trafficking and exploitation related investigations. On one hand, social media unites us. It connects us to loved ones near and far, helps us stay in touch, and keeps us engaged in the twentyfour-hour news cycle. On the other hand, social media has become an area of the internet where traffickers and exploiters have a seemingly endless supply of potential victims to contact, groom, and manipulate for their personal and financial benefit. In San Luis Obispo County, there have been multiple instances in 2020 alone where exploiters have contacted victims via a variety of social media platforms and engaged in criminal activity that have led to criminal investigations into human trafficking, pandering, and solicitation of child pornography. Social media is a very real threat to our children, and as stated in previous columns, there is more danger to our local children of being contacted by a trafficker on social media than on our local streets. There are some common signs that parents and guardians can be attentive to in order to minimize the likelihood of their children being contacted and groomed by a trafficker or exploiter on the internet. These signs or red flags include: • A child being secretive about the content of their internet searches or secretive about their social media accounts and “followers” or “friends.” It is a good practice to only ”follow” or be “friends” with someone that is personally known to us. Being connected to someone on social media that is not actually known to the child and parent(s) opens the opportunity for predators to establish unhealthy and unwanted inappropriate contact. • A child wanting to spend unhealthy and unreasonable amounts of time on the internet or on social media platforms. While it is not necessarily out of the ordinary for a child to want more screen time, when the demand to be online becomes obsessive and leads to unreasonable reactions, it may be a concern worth paying attention to. The sad reality is that predators know our children are online more these days because of COVID concerns and distance learning, and as a result, predators are using it to their advantage. • A child quickly switching the computer screen when a parent or adult approaches them. Deceptive behavior can be a significant red flag that is worth paying attention to, particularly if

other warning signs are present. It is a good practice to have a child’s internet and social media access in open, accessible rooms, and not behind closed doors. Having access to a child’s account and knowing passwords can be a good way to supervise a child’s online activity. This allows for more consistent supervision and can help mitigate any potential problems that may arise. • A child receiving gifts or coming into possession of items that they either should not have or were not purchased for them by loved ones or friends. Some very common grooming tactics include showering a victim with gifts or providing electronics or other items they would not normally be able to afford. In addition, predators and traffickers are masters at providing praise and showering a child or victim with verbal affirmation. Traffickers are master manipulators and are well versed in finding a person’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities and exploiting them to their benefit. This often includes finding a person’s perceived emotional or physical shortcomings and filling that void with feigned affection, verbal support, and affirmation, all in an effort to manipulate a person into complete allegiance to a trafficker or exploiter. • A child using terminology that is not age-appropriate. If a child has a vocabulary or uses terminology that is not age-appropriate and is primarily sexual in nature, it may be a red flag that is worth investigating. Often, traffickers or exploiters will use terminology that is specific to the illicit sex industry or may be some sort of code. As in most illicit subcultures, there is terminology that is specific to the human trafficking world. One aspect of this language is seen through the use of emojis. The illicit sex subculture has turned otherwise innocent emojis into a nefarious manner of communication. A simple internet search query for secret emoji language can be helpful in deciphering the more sinister nature of what could appear as an otherwise innocent communication through the emojis we all see every day on our electronic devices. It is important to know that there is no single social media internet platform that is solely used by traffickers and exploiters. In San Luis Obispo County, detectives from the Counter Human Trafficking Team have investigated human trafficking-related cases on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, and the gaming platform Fortnite. While these platforms are some of the bigger names in the social media world, it is important to know that there are many more platforms in use daily by traffickers and exploiters. Some lesser-known applications such as Moco-

space, Kik, WhatsApp, Discord, and others are just as dangerous to our children as they provide an avenue for exploitation if not properly supervised. Just as it is incumbent on law enforcement investigators to stay on top of social media trends, it is equally important for parents, guardians, educators, and anyone with a stake in raising children to be aware of the ever-evolving world of the internet, social media, and gaming platforms. Traffickers and exploiters have an endless supply of internet platforms to recruit, exploit, and sell victims, and it is important that we stay in step with the traffickers to protect our children and loved ones. It is critical that we are aware that there is danger on the internet and generally know the signs of the type of behavior a trafficker or exploiter may engage in. Aside from being aware of a trafficker’s tactics, it is just as important that adults have an open dialogue with the loved ones in their lives and have a frank discussion about the dangers of social media and the internet. It is necessary that we, as adults, are aware of the true danger that the internet can pose and relay that to our loved ones in an accurate, informed manner. It is vital that we are not only aware of the dangers but also monitor and supervise our children while they are on the internet. Our children should be trained not to share sensitive information online, particularly with people they do not know. We need to teach our children to never meet up with someone they met on the internet and that any suspected abuse or suspected criminal activity should be reported to law enforcement or a trusted adult. Education on the issue of internet safety followed up with meaningful engagement can make all the difference in the world. Meaningful engagement and staying on top of the ever-evolving world of the internet and social media can help stem the tide of exploitation before it gets a foothold on one of our loved ones. Education and engagement partnered with vigilance can go a long way. Until next time. FOR RESOURCES ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING, THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED: (These organizations collaborate directly with task force investigators) • DeliverFund – deliverfund.org • Resilient Souls – resilientsouls.org • North County Abolitionists – nocoabolitionists.org • The National Human Trafficking Hotline 1-888-373-2373

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Learn More by Attending a Forum District Attorney Dan Dow and the San Luis Obispo County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force invites the community to a free, two-part online presentation series on Jan. 19 and 20 to learn more about Human Trafficking STAFF REPORT

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n Jan. 5, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors proclaimed January 2021 to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month, complimenting similar national and state resolutions. In efforts to help the community learn more about this criminal enterprise, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office and Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute have teamed up to offer free online presentations to the community on Jan. 19 and 20 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. each day. These presentations will bring a variety of local experts together to offer information on human trafficking as well as resources for victims and survivors. “Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery right here, and we must do everything we can to eliminate it from our community,” said Dan Dow, District Attorney. “Our SLO County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force is making a significant impact in reducing the occurrence in our county, and I am grateful for the great partnerships we have. Please join our virtual forum to learn more.” Community Presentations JAN. 19 | 11 TO 11:45 A.M. Victim Witness Advocates Define Human Trafficking Cyber Trafficking – California Cybersecurity Institute: How The Internet Is Used By Traffickers Speakers: Dona Reed, Victim Advocate with the District Attorney Office, Danielle Borelli - California Cybersecurity Institute. Survivor video courtesy of Treasures To register for the Jan. 19 session, visit calpoly.zoom.us/ webinar/register/WN_vYlZCgY5Qb2BUjWI7259dA | SESSION 1 JAN. 20 | 11 TO 11:45 A.M. Counter Human Trafficking Team: Local efforts to disrupt the trafficking market. Community Agencies: Nonprofits share their stories working on the frontlines Speakers: Senior Investigator Camp, Detective Bodine, and Sergeant McKim, Counter Human Trafficking Team. Local Representatives from Central Coast Freedom Network, Freedom Calling, North County Abolitionists. To register for the Jan. 20 session, visit calpoly.zoom. us/webinar/register/WN_2f-jzZv6SYqjsSaeZr98eA | SESSION 2 For questions, please contact Beth Raub at (805)781-5821 or braub@co.slo.ca.us.

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Then, Claude Loftus laughed, saying, “If you were involved with Nock, you were forced to work at the sales yard at least one weekend.” Nock could almost always be found at the sales yard, whether in the “crows nest” or splitting an egg in Hoover’s Beef Palace. Pete Clark said, “Dick’s other major passion was the Templeton Sales Yard. When they decided to tear that down, that next to killed him.” Ahead of his time, Nock established the SLOCO Fed Beef in 1974, a first of its kind cattlemen to consumer type operation. The operation was the first and only in California with a fully integrated beef production and marketing facility. In 1989, Nock joined the Clark Company in Paso Robles, where he worked closely with Pete Clark. “When Dick was with me in the real estate deal, we would get a ranch sold, and somehow he was always the first in line to lease it,” Clark said with a laugh. While Nock worked for the Clark Company, his cow/calf operation continued to grow, consisting of 4,500 acres on three ranches in Cayucos, Morro Bay, and Cambria, CA, with grow and feed cattle in Colorado and Nebraska. Nock’s passion for the beef industry led him to serve on many boards, including the California Cattlemen’s Association and the historic “Osos Club.” He even advocated for beef on a national level with good friend John Lacey. “He loved telling people why they

needed to eat beef, and this is where it came from-that was his passion, convincing people that beef was the way to be,” said Loftus. In 1979, Nock was named Cattlemen of the Year by the San Luis Obispo Cattlemen’s Association, and the list of all his accomplishments is almost endless. But one of his proudest endeavors was organizing the Jr. Livestock Support Club in 1970, which served as a price balancing device for 4-H and FFA kids auctioning livestock at the California Mid-State Fair (CMSF). Along with the support club, Nock was instrumental in establishing the fair’s first Farmers’ and Ranchers’ Day and the replacement heifer project. “That was Dick’s passion, 4-H kids and cows. It kinda brought everything together for him,” said Loftus. Because of Nock, CMSF was the first to implement the replacement heifer project, which many fairs across the state followed in suit. Nock was a past President of the National Livestock Marketing Association. In 1980 he held the national convention on the Central Coast, and for the first time, the World Champion Auction was held on the West Coast at the Templeton Livestock Market. The event pulled in people from around the world, and 4500 head of cattle were auctioned on contest day! For many years, Nock was partners with John Lacey on the Santa Margarita Ranch and other ventures. He was fortunate enough to run cattle

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ing people one on one in life and weight loss, and in July 2020, she became a fulltime life coach. “It was completely unexpected to me that I would be here, one day being an example to other people, being in a place where I can empower so many other women that are that are walking their own journey, and I am so grateful that I’m able to say I’m here to help you because I did it myself and I have all this proof of what it takes,” said Twisselman. Since October 2018, Twisselman has lost over 125 pounds and has been featured on national television and magazines like Good Morning America, Access Hollywood,

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Echevarria then replied in English, “I called hoping to speak in Spanish and have a certified translator through the school district translate what I was saying. Now, we are a school district that serves a major portion of Spanish speaking families. To not have someone on staff that is certified by the school district as a translator is problematic.” She continued, “Monica is amazing to go ahead and say ‘okay, I’ll step in to fill in that shoe,’ but she is not a certified translator through the school district. I wanted to give a real moment, a teachable moment as to why if we were to have Hispanic families who only speak Spanish call and you all are not prepared to take those calls and throw someone in there last minute to translate for them even though they aren’t a certified translator through the school district that’s a problem.” Echevarria went on to discuss her first reason for calling in, and that was the possible closure or move of Georgia Brown Elementary School, which was brought up at the 7-11 Committee meeting back on Dec. 7, 2020. Echevarria and the callers after her expressed their concern for lack of transparency regarding the school and the outreach to the inclusion of families who

on some of the largest and most elite ranches in the area, including the Chimineas Ranch off Highway 166. Nock was a mentor to countless cattlemen and cattlewomen locally and across the nation. He impacted countless generations, and to the date of his passing, many of the SLO County Cattlemen’s Association kids flocked to Nock when they saw him. Dick Nock was a unique man and true to himself. With a cigar, he seldom smoked, in his mouth and scotch in his hand, Nock never failed to put a smile on friends and family’s faces. His bewildering nicknames and even more interesting euphemisms are only part of what he leaves behind. Nock is survived by his wife of 65 years, Yvonne Gilardi Nock, his daughters, Brandelyn Tronstad (Tom) Marque’ Nock Molodanof ( Jack) and Bretta Nock, granddaughters, Nicole Tronstad (Adam), Olivia, Sofia, Yvonna; a great-grandson Julien, his sister, Patricia Marlo, nieces Kimber Collins, Kami Davis, Bridgit Karo, and nephew Jock Marlo. In honor of Nock’s memory and many contributions to agriculture, a special fund was created. Funds will be used to support 4-H and FFA beef members.

Contributions can be sent to: The Dick Nock Memorial Fund C / O SLO County Cattlemen Assoc., P.O. Box 302, Paso Robles, CA 93447 RICHARD ‘DICK’ LEO NOCK Sept. 3, 1931 - Dec. 28, 2020 San Luis Obispo, California

People Magazine, and Women’s Health. Twisselman never went to the gym. She learned how to exercise from home and make small changes in her habits one bit at a time. When it comes to dieting, Twisselman says, “The problem is I think our society and our culture feeds us this belief that diets are what are going to solve the “problem” and I think that’s why the diet culture perpetuates itself and its because we never get to the core of what the real issue is which in my opinion has to do more about our relationship with ourselves than it does the diet or foods that we eat or whether we do the exercise.” You can follow Kiah Twisselman on her continuous health journey on Facebook @ coachkiah and learn more about her coach- Kiah Twisselman with her horse on ing opportunities at coachkiah.com. her family’s farm. Contributed photo

go to Georgia Brown. At the end of the comments, Chris Arend, board president, responded with the following, “Under the California Constitution, the official language of the State of California is English, and we conduct our business in English. We try to accommodate speakers who do not have sufficient command of English, but I want to remind everybody out there that if you have sufficient command of English, please speak in a language that we understand. That is also under the constitution the official language of the state of California.” Curt Dubost, PRJUSD Superindent, responded later in the conversation and after some discussion by assuring the community that “We will make sure that we have a certified translator available for future meetings.” The board motioned to approve all consent agenda items, which passed with a 7-0 vote. The trustees motioned with a 6-1 (Baker no) vote to direct staff to update Resolution 20-14, Designation of Emergency Powers to the Superintendent due to COVID-19 with new dates to be voted on the Jan. 26 meeting. In April 2020, the board voted to grant emergency powers to the superintendent, which allows him to “take all appropriate actions to address the threat of and respond to COVID-19, including but not limited

to, supporting educational opportunities for District students to the extent feasible as well as other matters set forth in Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-26-20, including any amendments thereto.” Board voted 7-0 to direct administration to rework bylaw 9400 and bring it to the Jan. 26 meeting for a first meeting. Per the agenda, “The Board will take this opportunity to review examples of self-evaluation tools.” The bylaw, dated 1997, says the board will “annually conduct a self-evaluation in order to demonstrate accountability to the community and ensure that district governance effectively supports student achievement and the attainment of the district’s vision and goals.” The board voted down agenda item I.4. The approval of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education for interim executive secretary services to the district. The executive secretary appointed will assist the district with executive assistant duties. The board came back with a new motion to table approval of agenda item I.4. to address several questions and clarifications made by board members. The next PRJUSD Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Special Grand Jury meeting scheduled for Jan. 19 at 4 p.m.

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I hope that this board recognizes what the people want... I hope that this is done and I hope that it is transparent and I hope that it is specific, and I hope that it is put to rest once and for all so that this district can move forward in a positive atmosphere that is has in the past it is a great school district.” After a slightly heated conversation between Trustees Tim Gearhart and Chris Bausch regarding a motion allowing Board members to disclose information from a closed session proposed by Trustee Arend, it was decided to not to allow authorization. The chapter on leadership focused on three “key elements,” the district superintendent and administration: two, the School Board of Trustees and third, the County Board of Education. The report states that the purpose of this chapter is to report on the investigation into the impact of leadership failures at all three levels. At the Dec. 7, 2018, PRJUSD Special Board Meeting, Joan Summers, Former Board President, announced, “Superintendent Williams initiated his resignation, and we are sad to say that the Board and Superintendent Williams came to a mutual agreement effective 60 days from today, Dec. 7.” Summers thanked former Superintendent Williams on behalf of the Board for all of his hard work since coming to the district in August of 2014. “I want to thank you for your moral integrity, your one team one dream, your passion for student success.” The vote back in 2018 was 6-1 to accept the resignation of Williams. Trustee Chris Bausch voted no and did not want to see Williams leave. “I don’t want to see Mr. Williams resign,” Bausch said. “I want to see the good work that he started continue, albeit within our financial limitations. Mr. Williams has done some great things. He has done everything the board has asked him to do, and that is why we are in a financially compromised situation. He will be missed.” According to the Grand Jury report, Williams negotiated a lucrative severance package as a condition of his resignation without the approval of the San Luis County Office of Education (SLOCOE). SLOCOE reported that the former superintendent did not meet his contract’s requirements that would entitle him to any severance package; however, the resignation was accepted and remunerated by the outgoing Board of Trustees. The SLOCOE monitor stated they were not a part of the first negotiation and should have been, and they would not have approved the original agreement. The County Superintendent ended up negotiating a new agreement with smaller terms that saved the cost of a protracted lawsuit. As the Board reviewed the document details, several members’ mishandlings by the Grand Jury could be traced back to Williams. Board members Chris Bausch and Tim Gearhart were both board members when former Superintendent Chris Williams was in position. Both members expanded on their experience with Chris Williams and corroborated the corruption that was occurring. Trustees Bausch and Gearhart were able to provide insight into the district atmosphere while under Chris Williams. Both provided examples of miscommunication between the former Superintendent and the Board of Trustees. Several accusations were made that insinuated Chris Williams hired many unqualified people out of the district who had ties to Chris Williams, rather than hiring qualified individuals within the district. The yet-to-be-built Aquatics Complex was heavily discussed as the Grand Jury highlighted the plan as an example of the School Board failures. From the Grand Jury report, “The purpose of the report is to illustrate how the administration of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District (PRJUSD) erred and created financial blunders that impacted the entire

district operation. The Grand Jury (SLOGJ) believes that nothing illustrates these failures better than the example of the Aquatic Complex plan, which to date, is not close to being constructed.” The Grand Jury report mentioned in their findings of Chapter 3: The Aquatics Complex, that there is a lack of support from the community for the complex. This idea was refuted by a public caller and Trustee Nathan Williams (no relation to Chris Williams), and Tim Gearhart. “There is plenty of evidence out there showing the community has a great deal of support,” said Trustee Williams. The report stated a lack of funding for the complex proved community support was evident, which was explained by Trustee Williams and a public caller that COVID19 had prevented fundraising efforts not because there is no interest in the complex. Before reaching the report’s recommendations portion, the Board motioned to table agenda item F.2 and F.4 to be discussed at the Jan. 12 meeting at 4 p.m. Recommendations on how to proceed will be discussed at the Jan. 12 meeting; updates on the progress and outcome will be forthcoming. PRJUSD Second Special Meeting Jan. 12 The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District (PRJUSD) met for a second time on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 4 p.m. to continue their special meeting from Sat. Jan. 9, which focused on the Grand Jury Report: Paso Robles Schools: A Cautionary Tale. The board continued their discussion of the recommendations made by the Grand Jury in the report. The board must submit its responses to all findings and recommendations to the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court no later than Feb. 17. In regards to the second recommendation, which states: “The District shall require comprehensive training for new hires who are responsible for financial accounting and business operations.” Trustee Tim Gearhart commented on the recommendation saying, “We’ve done that.” Trustee Bausch commented that he hadn’t seen any training for financial employees. Although he trusts there is training in place, he suggests everyone knows and understands what the training entails. Bausch said, “I think what happened last time, during Mr. William’s tenure, people knew and saw what was happening, but they were terrified to come forward and tell anybody. If somebody called me, it was under penalty of secrecy, and I could not tell anybody.” Recommendation three suggested a revamp of board meeting structures to allow for a more focused agenda. Board president Arend, agreed they need more focused agendas but mentioned that it couldn’t be done depending on the circumstances. A great example of this was how COVID brought a brutal amount of agenda items to the table, all of which were time-sensitive. Related to meeting agendas, Bausch brought up, “We get all of the information to help say yes, and agree with staff suggestions. We get very little information or shown where to find information for something that opposes staff recommendation. That’s not fair. We’re led to make a positive decision in the staff ’s favor. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing in every case, but it goes back to Tim’s point of rubber-stamping it-there are negative things, and we need to know what happens if we say no, we need to know what happens if we say yes.” Superintendent Curt Dubost responded to Trustee Bausch’s statement saying they would work on bringing more information to the table. Trustee Bausch motioned to adjourn the special board meeting to be continued Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. to resume discussion on Recommendation 10 and conclude the rest of the agenda, seconded by Dorian Baker and passed 7-0.

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Owners/Brokers Jaime Silveira Greg Malik

Seniors Real Estate Specialists

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BBQ 7 days a week for Lunch & Dinner OPEN NOW DAILY • Noon-7pm At the Historic Carlton Hotel Call 805-461-5100

• Fried chicken • Deep fried shrimp

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GET THE WORD OUT about your business opening back up!

Jaime and Greg have 55 years Combined Experience in Real Estate! A+ RATING

DRE LICENSE #02086293

Contact dana@13starsmedia.com for more information

NORTH SLO COUNTY

CONTRACTORS DIRECTORY CONCRETE • RAIN GUTTERS • LANDSCAPING • ELECTRIC • HEATING & AIR • HOME IMPROVEMENT • SOLAR

Over 35 Years of Trusted Service!

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Fall Clean Up + Winter Readiness Specials

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Call us for expert solutions to: • Flagstone • Pavers • Concrete • Dg • Gabra Pathways • Patios

• Retaining Walls • Decks • Arbors • Fencing • Drainage • Erosion Control

Asphalt • Rip Rap • Crushed Rock • Road Base Decomposed Granite • Sand & Gravel Decorative Cobble • Well Rock & More!

SPRUCE UP FOR SPRING! Mention this ad and receive a discount on your next order. Minimum order must be met. Some restrictions apply. Contact now for details!

COMPREHENSIVE DESIGN WORK

John Ruggiero Designer/Contractor 805-237-0672

This western dream estate welcomes all, with its meandering boardwalks, spacious decks, family dining, pool, old west bar and fire pit areas.

ArcadianGardens.net

2020 CLCA TROPHY AWARD WINNER McEntire’s Lazy J Ranch

CALIFORNIA STATE CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE # 551951

Contact: 805.237.0672 OR shannon@ArcadianGardens.net

FREE ESTIMATES residential + commercial

805.215.4241

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Contact: Tim 805-574-5223 Bruce 805-431-7835 SPM Avenal: 45315 Lost Hills Road, Coalinga

SPM Templeton: 425 Volpi Ysabel Road, Templeton

SPM Orosi: 14600 Avenue 420, Orosi

From a driveway to a highway SPM has you covered!

Atascadero 805.461.3283

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Serving the Central Coast for over 50 Years!

5” SMOOTH FACE

ŸAluminum & Copper Gutters in over 70 Colors ŸDiscounts to Contractors

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STRAIGHT FACE

5” HALF ROUND

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ŸService & Maintenance Ÿ5-Year Work Warranty ŸRain Chains ŸSenior Citizen Discounts

FREE ES ESTIMAT 3226 El Camino Real, Atascadero www.FiveStarRainGutters.com Ÿ Lic. #876930 Bonded & Insured

We Buy, Sell & Loan on: 24

Jewelry Antiques Gold Silver Diamonds Guitars

Years

Family owned and operated

American Riviera Bank....................................... A1 Atascadero Jewelry and Loan............................ A16 Coast Electronics................................................. A3 El Camino Homeless Shelter (ECHO)................ A6 Estrella Warbirds Museum.................................. A6 Five Star Rain Gutters........................................ A4,

Friends Of The Paso Robles Library .................. A6 Hamons Overhead Door................................... A16 Malik Real Estate Group............................ A2, A16 Matt’s Smog....................................................... A13 Megan’s CBD Market........................................... A3 Michael’s Optical............................................... A16

Mike Howe’s Automotive.................................. A13 Nautical Cowboy............................................... A16 Nick’s Barber & Hair Design............................... A3 Pippen Real Estate............................................. A16 Redwings Horse Sancary..................................... A6 Reverse Mortgage Specialist ............................. A15

Collectibles Fine Watches Tools

Coins Estate pieces and MORE!

(805) 461-3302

5550 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422

Sierra Pacific Materials...................................... A16 Sligh Cabinets.................................................... A16 SLO Food Bank.................................................... A6 Solarponics........................................................ A16 T-Mobile US......................................................... A2 Woods Humane Society...................................... A3

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