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DECEMBER 12 - DECEMBER 19, 2019 • VOL. 34, NO. 21 • W W W.NE W T IMES SLO.COM • S A N LUIS OBISPO COUN T Y’S NE WS A ND EN T ERTA INMEN T W EEK LY

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December 12 - December 19, 2019 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 21

Editor’s note

This week cover Last-Minute Gift Guide ................... 19

news Sexual harrassment allegations at Mountainbrook Church.....................9 Arroyo Grande criminalizes minors for tobacco possession.................. 10

opinion Someone needs to regulate the Oceano Dunes ............................... 14

arts GALLERY: Landscapes on wood panels..............................46 STAGE: A Christmas Story returns to SLO Rep .....................................48

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on’t fret if you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet. I haven’t either! I always wait. As if somehow, when I wait, I won’t spend as much money as if I didn’t wait. Well, we’ve got a way for you to put a little bit of thought into your last-minute finds. Give your friends and family that intangible AN thing they won’t be able to get any other way EXPERIENCE Gift something a by gifting an experience! For this year’s annual little different this Last-Minute Gift Guide, New Times’ has ideas year, like a tattoo. from tattoos to skydiving [19]. This week, you can also read about how Mountainbrook Church is addressing the allegations against its lead pastor [9] ; the criticism against Arroyo Grande’s new tobacco regulations [10] ; a local who paints landscapes on wood [46] ; the sixth year in a row of A Christmas Story at SLO Rep [48] ; and getting in the holiday spirit and learning to cook a feast from a pro [60].

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opinion Letters .......................... 14 Hodin ............................ 14 This Modern World ....... 14 Rhetoric & Reason ....... 16 Sound off ...................... 16 Shredder ....................... 18

art Artifacts ....................... 46 Split Screen................... 51 Reviews and Times ...... 51 Get Out! ....................... 58

the rest Classifieds.................... 64 Open Houses .............. 64 Brezsny’s Astrology...... 71

Events calendar Hot Dates ..................... 31 Special Events .............. 31 Arts .............................. 32 Culture & Lifestyle ....... 33

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Cal Poly offers gender-affirming care as basic medical service

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hen Cal Poly student Autumn Ford came out as transgender and decided she was ready to start hormone replacement therapy in early 2018, she quickly discovered that gender-affirming services weren’t available on campus. A campus therapist referred Ford to the only physician in San Luis Obispo County known at the time to provide gender-affirming care— noninvasive medical services that transgender and nonbinary individuals sometimes go through to align their bodies with their gender identities. Ford waited three months for her first appointment, but it was worth the wait. “There’s a sense of relief, of this weight lifting off your shoulders,” Ford told New Times, adding that for her, hormone replacement therapy has allowed her to look and feel more like her true self for the first time. “This is just one major component that helps our whole self feel better and move forward.” Now Cal Poly is offering gender-affirming care to its students. Campus officials announced in a Dec. 9 press release that hormone replacement therapy and related counseling and lab testing are being offered through Campus Health and Wellbeing as one of the university’s many basic medical services already covered by student health fees. The news came as a welcome surprise to San Luis Obispo’s LGBTQ community and students like Ford, now in her fourth year at Cal Poly, who pushed the university to bring these services to campus for months. “Gender dysphoria is an incredibly distressing state of mind,” Ford said, adding that nonbinary individuals often struggle with depression and anxiety and continue to face discrimination in today’s society.

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WANTING INCLUSIVITY A group of demonstrators show their pride on Higuera Street in downtown SLO during a rally in 2017.

According to a SLO County LGBTQ needs assessment published in 2019, about 65 percent of transgender and nonbinary individuals surveyed experienced a high level of psychological distress. Roughly 85 percent of transgender and nonbinary individuals admitted to having thoughts of suicide, and 68 percent of those surveyed said they did not know how to find an LGBTQ-competent health care provider. Gender affirming care is cheap, Ford said, noninvasive, easy to offer, and “it literally saves lives.” Cal Poly’s gender-affirming care treatment team is co-chaired by doctors Kimberli Andridge and Jennifer Bobell, who attended a three-day conference on transgender care at the Mayo Clinic in September. The new services, which have been available for a few months now, are offered through an individualized approach, combining hormone replacement therapy and any additional medical services necessary, including lab testing, counseling, and health education support. Not a whole lot was needed to roll these services out at Cal Poly, according to Tina Hadaway-Mellis, assistant vice president for Student Affairs Health and Wellbeing. Competent doctors and counselors were already on staff, the prescription costs are

low—they cost students only about $8 to $30 a month—and Hadaway-Mellis said the cost of implementation was basically “a wash.” “We had the right people in the right place at the right time,” she told New Times. Cal Poly isn’t the only CSU campus adding gender-affirming care to its slate of basic medical needs. Hadaway-Mellis said the CSU system is slowly moving toward adopting more inclusive services, based on whether the campuses have the adequate resources and funding. Meanwhile most schools in the University of California (UC) system have covered gender-affirming services for some time. Increased accessibility to trangender-specific health care at Cal Poly means improved access for all SLO County residents, according to Michelle Call, executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast. Campus Health and Wellbeing is now one of three known providers in the entire county offering hormone replacement therapy services, Call said, alongside Dr. Denise Taylor and Planned Parenthood, which just launched its services in June. Having this care on campus will reach a whole new group of people and create shorter wait times for other non-student residents. “We are very excited,” Call told New Times. —Kasey Bubnash

Cannabis growers worry as enforcement grace period nears end

Board of Supervisors declined to consider extending it at its Dec. 10 meeting. “I don’t believe this abeyance situation has worked out very well,” 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold said. Several cannabis applicants pleaded with the Board of Supervisors to extend it, saying that the permitting process has taken some hopefuls more than a year to complete at their own expense. Growers warned of dire economic

Local cannabis cultivators still stuck in San Luis Obispo County’s much-criticized land-use permitting process will be forced to halt current farming operations come the new year. An enforcement “abeyance”—which has enabled county cannabis applicants to continue growing on their properties while they await approvals—expires on Dec. 31. The SLO County

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consequences for not just the short term, but for applicants’ ability to afford to get to the permit finish line. “We’ve done everything the county has asked. For a year and a half now we’ve been trying to get our conditional-use permit,” cultivator Tim Wendorff said. “We don’t want to lay off our people.” Industry members have long complained about the SLO County Planning Department’s permitting system. The strongest commentary of Dec. 10 came from Helios Dayspring, owner of Natural Healing Center dispensary, who called the process one “designed to make [us] fail.” Dayspring said only two of his 10 permit applications have made it to a final hearing in more than a year. “We have faced ridiculous roadblocks that seemed to be designed to stop the forward process of not only our projects but the industry as whole in the county of SLO,” Dayspring said. “I’ve been a pingpong ball getting smacked back and forth in the process—unlimited revisions, unlimited studies, and unlimited billing. ... I see no end to this process in sight. “I demand to know how the decision makers in this process can sleep at night knowing they are destroying local jobs [and] tax benefits,” Dayspring continued. “This process is giving two options for the operators that are still standing: abandon a life’s worth of effort, passion, and hard work in an industry they helped create, or fight until the end with every resource at their disposal.” According to SLO County staff at the meeting, 36 growers are currently protected under the abeyance, and when it expires, operators will have to stop cultivating and cease all other cannabis activities. “Which means getting rid of our current inventory from our fall harvest, which we’re being forced to sell,” said Eric Powers, co-founder of Megan’s Organic Market. “It’s not an ideal time to do that. Prices are really low this time of year.” Following the public comment period, Supervisors Adam Hill (3rd District) and Bruce Gibson (2nd District) pushed forward a motion to agendize a discussion about an extension. Arnold and Supervisor Lynn Compton (4th District), though, voted “no,” and 1st District Supervisor John Peschong was absent. Arnold said that the abeyance system has provided little accountability to the public on those grows and has caused too much of a headache for county staff. “It’s setting up two different systems,” Arnold said. “[Staff] is spending too much time responding to complaints. ... We have to be fair to the public, too.” —Peter Johnson

New restrictions on food stamp program will affect 900 local recipients

At the direction of the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced tighter work requirements for some food stamp recipients on Dec. 4 that will likely affect San Luis Obispo County recipients. During public comment at the Dec. 10 SLO County Board of Supervisors meeting, SLO Food Bank CEO Kevin Drabinski urged the board to not just oppose the new rule but understand the

VIEWER DISCRETION local benefits of the program— the board only accepted the information and took no further action. “Access to healthy food is a basic need in this community, and in addition to the food bank, CalFresh supports the vital safety net in this county,” Drabinski said. CalFresh, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), provides a monthly nutrition benefit in the form of an electronic benefit transaction (EBT) card. The card is used to purchase groceries at markets, small retailers, and farmers’ markets. The new rule, which will go into effect April 1, 2020, requires able-bodied adults between the ages of 18 and 49 without dependents to work at least 20 hours a week or else lose their benefits. The program rules already limit recipients to three months of benefits in a threeyear period unless they meet the 20-hours-per-week requirement. The SLO County Department of Social Services could not be reached for comment. Maria Gardner, a deputy director with Santa Barbara County Social Services, said the state could apply for waivers on behalf of each county to sidestep the 20-hour requirement—but that’s changing. Santa Barbara and SLO counties both received waivers in the past, she said. The new rule will make waivers harder to come by, as a county’s eligibility will be based on a labor market area. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the intent of the new rule is to move SNAP recipients toward self-sufficiency and into employment. “We need to encourage people by giving them a helping hand but not allowing it to become an indefinitely giving hand,” Perdue said in a Department of Agriculture press release. In his statement to the SLO County Board of Supervisors, Drabinski said that more than 900 people would be ineligible to access CalFresh as a result of the new rule, an estimation from the SLO County Department of Social Services. “It’s estimated at current levels, CalFresh generates $45 million per year in economic activity in SLO County because the food benefit is spent right here locally,” he said. “It reduces hunger in a county where 16 percent of our children live in a household that struggles with that issue.” SLO County 2nd District Supervisor Bruce Gibson and 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill called the new rule appalling, ill-advised, and cruel; they moved to direct staff to analyze what it would take to have the board to express its opposition. Debbie Arnold, 5th District supervisor, objected to the position, stating that the board couldn’t take a vote on a nonagendized topic. “At this time I think it’s much more appropriate for each supervisor to write their own letters [of opposition]. Personally, I don’t know that we’ll come to

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a conclusion that all of us will agree on for the letter,” Arnold said. —Karen Garcia

Proposed campground near Oso Flaco still on the table

California State Parks is looking for more feedback on several projects proposed for Pismo State Beach and the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, and despite minor changes to the initial proposals, one idea remains controversial: a campground near Oso Flaco Lake. At a public meeting in Arroyo Grande on Dec. 10, State Parks presented three updated project proposals conceived based on meetings with locals and stakeholders starting in 2017. The project ideas are aimed at “enhancing recreation” opportunities locally, while protecting the environment, according to Gloria Sandoval, deputy director of public affairs for State Parks. “It’s a balance we have to ensure at all our State Parks,” she said. The potential projects included improvements to the Monarch Butterfly Grove in Pismo Beach, the creation of an ADA accessible boardwalk connecting Grand and Pier avenues, and the addition of a campground near Oso Flaco Lake. The potential project at Oso Flaco Lake is controversial. Environmentalists say the lake and surrounding area serve as a habitat to a number of species, while the off-highway vehicle riding community argues that the additional RV and tent camp sites are necessary in light of cuts to hundreds of acres of riding area and beach camping space in the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. Several similar concepts were initially released in February and tweaked based on community feedback, but the Oso Flaco proposal has hardly changed. The project would include a campground complete with sites for RVs and tents, cabins, and hiking and biking sites. The Oso Flaco Lake boardwalk

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would be extended, Oso Flaco Road would be widened to allow for increased traffic and RV access, and a new entrance kiosk and multi-user campfire area would be installed. A lifeguard tower would also be added, along with restrooms, increased parking, and vegetation buffers. The only addition to the proposal since February is a habitat restoration area on the east side of the park. Environmentalists and some community members at the Dec. 10 meeting weren’t happy with the project, but Sandoval said that’s why State Parks is asking for feedback. “No decisions have been made,” she said. The three projects are part of State Parks’ larger public works plan, a longrange land use management plan that outlines possible projects for improved access and recreation that will have to be approved by the California Coastal Commission. State Parks employee Petra Unger told attendees at the Dec. 10 meeting that the agency hopes to have its draft public works plan completed by the summer of 2020 and approved by fall 2020, but only after analyzing feedback on these projects. Comments can be submitted by email at info@oceanodunespwp.com until Jan. 24, 2020. “We want to hear what you like about what’s proposed,” Unger told attendees at the meeting, “and, you know, what don’t you like?” —Kasey Bubnash

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Shakofsky, as a “San Francisco liberal” attempting “a left-wing takeover” of the Board of Supervisors, according to a Dec. 9 summary of the ad in The Tribune. The ads caused a stir in North County, as Shakofsky had yet to formally announce her candidacy. Shakofsky is a Paso Robles vineyard owner who recently moved to SLO County from the Bay Area. A former director of the Oakland-based Center for Creative Land Recycling, Shakofsky is a leading critic of the incoming cannabis industry in SLO County. Shakofsky said Peschong’s ad was full of “a bunch of scare words.” “It’s all political lies,” she told New Times. “It’s what he does for a living. He writes dirty ads as a political consultant. ... The only thing he got right was the pronunciation of my name and the fact I recently moved from the Bay Area.” Shakofsky said she is running for her first elected office on a platform of “open and transparent government.” She alleges that “backroom deals” created favorable rules for the cannabis industry, at the expense of local residents. “They wrote those regulations really behind closed doors with the industry groups and tried to foist it onto the public,” she said. “They ended up kicking up a hornets nest.” The owner of Saint Marie Vineyard is behind two lawsuits challenging cannabis projects that were approved in North County. Peschong denied any attempts to favor

the cannabis industry as a supervisor. “If you ask the [cannabis] farmers, they’ll tell us it’s very slow,” Peschong told New Times. “We’ve held hundreds of cannabis meetings over the last three years, taken input from all kinds of different communities. “I guess she didn’t live in the county at the time and couldn’t attend them,” he added. Peschong—co-owner of the political consulting firm Meridian Pacific—also defended his radio ad, specifically a part attacking Shakofsky for her position on the recently finished Paso Robles groundwater sustainability plan. “In three different meetings she’s had in the community, she stated she does not support the water plan we’ve put together,” Peschong said. “I think we’ve put together a good plan and I think she’s wrong.” Shakofsky has been critical of Peschong’s leadership on groundwater. Her stance is that agricultural stakeholders were sidelined in the sustainability plan development, which could result in economic impacts. As for the contentious start to their race—which culminates in the March, 3, 2020 primary election—Shakofsky said it has actually helped her campaign. “My donations have gone up. People are calling me telling me they’re just disgusted,” she said. “People in this district are just sick of the negative campaigning, and this is crossing all party lines.” —Peter Johnson

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Current Cambria employee accuses district of unequal pay

The Cambria Community Services District’s (CCSD) current administration department manager, Monique Madrid, is accusing the district of discriminating against her based on her age and gender, harassing her, and violating the California Equal Pay Act. A complaint filed on Nov. 26 against the CCSD alleges that district employees harassed Madrid and demoted her, without explanation, after hiring male employees. Madrid has been an employee of the district since 2001. According to the complaint, in 2014 Madrid was employed as the district clerk, a department head position earning approximately $129,000. In 2016, the document states that she was promoted to the position of assistant general manager while retaining the same title and received a 5 percent raise to roughly $136,000—approximately $9,000 less than two male department heads. In 2018, the district extended a contract offer to Madrid after parting ways with former General Manager Jerry Gruber. The contract was for a promotion to acting general manager that included a salary of $152,000, according to the complaint, and she accepted. Shortly after serving the maximum time allowed in the position of acting general manager, the complaint alleges

that the district hired two males at a higher rate of pay to replace her, even though one had less experience in the field. The documents state that district administration informed Madrid that she was being returned to her previous position of district clerk without giving her a reason. The demotion included a decrease in both pay and responsibilities. This occurred right before the district hired current General Manager John Weigold, who did not respond to New Times’ request for comment. The complaint states that Madrid was harassed in June, October, and November 2019, and she reported the incidents to the district to no avail. The document states that the district allowed the general manager and other department heads—including the fire chief, previous general managers, and other individuals—to openly disrespect, harass, and belittle Madrid. Madrid’s complaints were routinely ignored, the document states, creating toxic work environment for her. Madrid’s attorney, Paul Greco, said he and his client do not have “any further comment to make at this time other than what we disclosed in our public complaint.” Madrid is seeking a civil jury trial for damages and is scheduled to have a first hearing in the Paso Robles Courthouse in March 2020. Δ —Karen Garcia

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Looking for answers Mountainbrook Church investigates its lead pastor but parishioners want more transparency during the process

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n Sunday, Dec. 8, Mountainbrook Church’s nearly full auditorium was buzzing. The church had called a congregational meeting to address Lead Pastor Thom O’Leary’s leave of absence and the “credible allegations” against him of inappropriate behavior. Tina Swithin, a 10-year Mountainbrook member and author, nervously sat in her seat next to her husband. Swithin wrote a Facebook post on Nov. 29 calling on the church for transparency during and after the investigation of O’Leary’s conduct, which garnered a mix of support and disgruntled comments. Although she’s been going through a range of emotions since she first learned about the allegations against the lead pastor, Swithin said she needed to be present. As Equipping Pastor Greg Jeffrey—who reports directly to the lead pastor and is also O’Leary’s son-in-law—took the stage on Dec. 8, the congregation immediately fell silent. “Gosh, my heart is just going through the roof right now,” he said to the room, exhaling heavily. He and each member of the all-male Mountainbrook Church board spoke to the audience, sharing the number of years they’ve attended the church, the fact that their children were baptized at the church, and their relationships with O’Leary. They asked for the congregation’s continued patience and prayer during the investigation but did not have new information to share beyond the emails sent out to church members in the previous weeks. As a result, board member John Waddell said the board wouldn’t be conducting a question-andanswer segment for the community. Several female attendees got out of their seats and left the auditorium after the comment. “When employees brought their concerns directly to the board, the board recognized its responsibility to respond in an impartial way,” Waddell told the audience. “But the investigation is ongoing, and the situation is still developing. It would not be fair or

prudent to make public statements about information that may or may not turn out to be accurate, or significant.” At the close of the announcement, the board introduced the interim pastors, Rick and Becky Olmstead, who are senior level leaders in Vineyard USA—Mountainbrook’s parent church organization. During their prayers, Becky was the first person during the meeting to mention the alleged victims in the investigation and include them in her prayers. The announcement closed with a song called the “Goodness of God,” during which church member Swithin stood in the audience and wiped away tears as her husband placed his arm around her. Waddell told New Times via email that the board was working through an investigation into the allegations and could not provide the details of confidential personnel issues. In a separate email 20 minutes before the congregational meeting, he said it was the board’s intent to update the congregation at the church meeting but said that “new allegations have been raised, so the investigation is still underway, and we are not able to discuss any details at this time.” The board didn’t disclose that there were “new allegations” during the Sunday meeting. Swithin told New Times that she wasn’t satisfied with the outcome of the meeting.

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As she spoke with New Times in her home days before the Dec. 8 congregational meeting, Swithin said that without trying she’s become a voice for a friend, who did not want to be public about her involvement in the O’Leary investigation. Her friend is an alleged victim of O’Leary. On Nov. 24, Swithin received an email from Mountainbrook Church that stated O’Leary and his wife, Sherri, were on a leave of absence until February 2020. After reading the email, Swithin said, “My gut told me something wasn’t right.” Swithin reached out to her friend, who then informed her she was a victim that

was allegedly groped by O’Leary. Swithin and the rest of the congregation weren’t formally informed about the allegations against O’Leary and the board’s investigation into the matter until the Dec. 1 Sunday service. According to the board, O’Leary was placed on paid leave on Nov. 4, and the board hired a third-party investigator shortly after. The board hasn’t disclosed the specific allegations against O’Leary. “I think a lot of people are just really hurt and devastated and wanting to know the reality of this whole situation,” she said. Before becoming a member of Mountainbrook, Swithin said she would have probably considered herself agnostic—a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God. January 2009 was the first time she became acquainted with Mountainbrook at its SLO Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony—she was an ambassador of the Chamber at the time. A week after the ceremony, Swithen had a dream that she said felt like God’s nudge, pointing her in the direction of the church. “I was very nervous about being a single mom and going through a divorce and wondering if I would be accepted, or if they would look down on that,” she said. Swithin decided to become a member of the church and took four classes to do that; O’Leary administered the first class. “I felt very accepted that day and like this was a place I could be a part of. The third class was really honing in on what your skills are, what your purpose is in this life,” she said, “and it was in that class that I discovered that not only would [the church] not look down on me for being divorced but that they would actually also encourage the direction I’d started to go at that point, which was advocating for other victims of domestic violence and abuse.” In addition to her divorce, Swithin was also going through a court battle to gain full custody of her two girls. “Thom knew that I was struggling with that specifically, which is why this makes it even more difficult for me because it has

TRANSPARENCY Mountainbrook Church is conducting an investigation on Lead Pastor Thom O’Leary due to “credible allegations” of inappropriate behavior.

to do with predators and sexual abuse,” she said. “He has been so reassuring to me that the church is a safe place for me. And that’s why this has rocked me.” New Times reached out to O’Leary for comment but didn’t get a response. Vineyard USA’s national coordinator, Elgie “Bubba” Justice, told New Times via email that the local church is leading the investigation and that each investigation has different circumstances that lead to different protocols. Justice said he didn’t have any further information to add. O’Leary has been a lead pastor at Mountainbrook for more than 22 years. He also serves as chaplain for the SLO Police Department, the Cal Poly football team, and is on the SLO police chief’s roundtable. “To put someone on a pedestal who I truly believed was such an honorable, good person, and then to know that’s not who he really is has been absolutely devastating,” Swithin said. She said she will wait for the investigation’s outcome as well as watch how the board continues to handle the matter. “You know my relationship with God is still there. I don’t know that I can bring myself to go to church again, and that makes me really sad to say, but this is really from a trust level,” Swithin said. Δ Staff Writer Karen Garcia can be reached at kgarcia@newtimesslo.com.

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From confiscation to citations Arroyo Grande passes controversial ordinance prohibiting youth possession of tobacco and e-cig products

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n less than three months, Arroyo Grande will join a handful of California cities that have made it illegal for young adults and minors to possess tobacco products, and many local and national health and tobacco prevention groups aren’t happy. At a meeting on Nov. 26, Arroyo Grande City Council unanimously passed an ordinance banning the sale of all vaping products and electronic cigarettes not approved by the FDA. Council members also unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting residents under 21 from possessing all tobacco and e-cigarette products, punishable by a fine of $75 or 30 hours of community service. Both ordinances will go into effect on Feb. 26, 2020, and are part of an effort to curb the surging popularity of vaping and e-cigarette use among teens. Council members say the issue is especially pressing now that 48 deaths and more than 2,000 lung injuries nationwide have been linked to vaping and e-cigarettes. But while local health and tobacco groups applauded Arroyo Grande’s ban on e-cigarette sales, they spoke out against the criminalization of possession and said such prohibitions unfairly punish nicotine-addicted youth for the problems caused by the tobacco industry and its retailers. In a Nov. 7 joint letter to City Council, The American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, and American Heart Association wrote that they all helped push the state to repeal its ban on minors in possession of tobacco products— known as a youth purchase, use, and possession law, or a PUP law—in 2016 when the state also raised the minimum tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21. “Our organizations did this because civil and criminal penalties for youth purchase, use, and/or possession have not proven to be effective enforcement measures and detract from more effective tobacco control strategies,” the letter reads. “We believe that any penalty (if the law is broken) should be levied only on the retailer and not the underage purchaser.”

PUP laws, the organizations wrote, are expensive, difficult to enforce, and ineffective in keeping kids away from tobacco and e-cigarette products, and they disproportionately impact people of color. The San Luis Obispo County Teen Task Force and the county’s Health Commission wrote similar letters to the council opposing the ban on possession, highlighting similar issues with the ineffectiveness of the ordinance and better ways to prevent use of e-cigarettes and tobacco products. Jenelle Merzon, a health education specialist with the SLO County Tobacco Control Program, which also took a strong stance against Arroyo Grande’s youth possession ban, said it’s “almost embarrassing” to be among one of the few counties in California where a locality has instated a PUP law. “It’s definitely something that’s opposed pretty much across the line for tobacco control programs,” Merzon said. One of the major issues with criminalizing youth possession of tobacco products, she said, is that it inflicts a greater impact on marginalized communities. While a $75 fine could be easy for a wealthy or middle-class family to pay off, the child of a low-income family could be forced into doing 30 hours of community service. Merzon said those hours could also be difficult for some kids to complete if their parents are working long hours or lack dependable transportation, as many lower-income families do. If the fine goes unpaid and the community service uncompleted, the child would only be further penalized and pushed deeper into the criminal justice system. Merzon said there’s also evidence to suggest that because of racial disparities in schools, among police, and in e-cigarette and tobacco marketing campaigns, kids of lower socioeconomic status will be cited for possession at higher rates. “So while it’s a good option on paper,” she said, “it might not be a good option in reality.”

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deterring use of tobacco products among youth. Even if a citation is issued, the student cited would be provided with several options for having the charges scrubbed from their record, including traffic court, completing the goals outlined in a formal aversion contract, and attendance in a mediation or cessation program. Pryor also said the citations would allow ELECTRONIC NICOTINE A community member holds the department to better a poster displaying vape pens, e-cigarettes, and e-juices track the kids who are that were confiscated from students at high schools in the repeat offenders and Santa Maria Valley. whether their cessation programs are working. Although several City Council members That data collection portion is suggested in past discussions that important to Arroyo Grande City these issues wouldn’t impact Arroyo Councilmember Jimmy Paulding, who Grande because of its small population said at the Nov. 26 meeting that he was and demographic, Merzon said health somewhat concerned that the ban on and criminal justice disparities impact possession could actually do more harm jurisdictions of all shapes and sizes. than good. “So even in a city like Arroyo Grande, I “I do think that some of the don’t see it being any different,” she said. considerations raised by the SLO Despite all the dissent to the County Teen Task Force and the Health penalties for possession, City Council Commission are legitimate, so I really sided with the Arroyo Grande Police hope this action isn’t putting us in a Department, which pushed for the PUP position where we are going to harm those law as a way to keep at least some kids kids,” Paulding said. “So the tracking to from bringing e-cigarettes and vapes me is really the way to assess whether on campus. this is working and how it’s working.” At a City Council meeting in October, Paulding said that while the possession AGPD Chief Beau Pryor brought a school penalty could be problematic, schools don’t resource officer who said even though the have many other enforcement options popularity of e-cigarettes and vapes has because of the way schools are rated by the exploded at local schools, he has no way to state, a ranking that includes test scores reprimand students who are caught with and suspension rates. The higher the those products on campus. suspension rates, Paulding said, the lower When it comes to tobacco, the the score. So schools have a disincentive investigation and disciplinary process to take serious disciplinary action against is handled entirely by teachers and students caught with vapes. administrators, and he said the last He also added that the ordinance resort of punishment for repeat offenders includes a look-back, which will allow City is suspension. With even just the threat Council to reassess the law after a year of a criminal citation on the table, he said and decide whether it’s really helping to some kids would probably stop bringing deter kids from using vaping products. these products to campus. “And I hope it works,” he said. Δ At the Nov. 26 meeting, Pryor assured Staff Writer Kasey Bubnash can be council members that a citation wouldn’t reached at kbubnash@newtimesslo.com. be the AGPD’s first line of defense in

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HELPING VETS A new career assistance program for veterans, SLOVets2Work, recently launched in San Luis Obispo. The CAPSLO-run program helps veterans at risk of homelessness find jobs and stable careers. Call (805) 5341698 for more information.

BY PETER JOHNSON

Finding careers

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he 2019 homeless count in San Luis Obispo County turned up the highest number of homeless veterans in the region since 2013. Surveyors encountered nearly 150 veterans in all—a 78 percent increase over 2017—with 97 percent of them unsheltered. The Community Action Partnership of SLO (CAPSLO) is hoping to put a dent in that number with a new program that aims to help vets on the housing margins find employment and new careers. SLO-Vets2Work, which launched in October, leverages funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to offer veterans résumé and interview skills, job placement and training, supplemented wages, and career counseling. “We’ve never had this funding source before in our county—we’re pretty excited,” said Brandy Graham, CAPSLO’s veterans support program manager. The $278,000 annually allows CAPSLO to run SLO-Vets2Work with Graham and two full-time employment specialists, who will help the veterans find their preferred career path, secure a job, and achieve success at it. “We have a separate person who’s our job developer to go and really market them to employers,” Graham added. Its doors opened less than two months ago, but SLO-Vets2Work already has eight clients it’s helping. Graham said one veteran who’s taking advantage of the services ended up with two job offers. “He got offered both jobs, so he had a choice,” Graham said. “He decided on the job that gave him some advancement opportunities. He ended up working with Goodwill—he had a commercial driver’s license. It gives him an opportunity to move into a driving job.” The program is CAPSLO’s first employment-focused one for veterans, though the nonprofit also runs a vets housing assistance program. Graham emphasized that having both programs now allows them to maximize their impact. “These two programs can work together, which is really helpful to finding housing, to approach landlords to strengthen their case to getting housed,” she said. While SLO-Vets2Work is new to this area, it’s not new at the Department of Labor. The federal agency’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service grant has been around for 15 or 20 years, Graham said, but the funds haven’t found

SLO County until now. “I don’t know if anyone has applied for that funding specifically in this area,” she said. The program’s services are free to veterans without dishonorable discharges and who have been homeless or are at risk of being homeless within 60 days. An appointment isn’t necessary; vets can walk into the office at 2665 South St., suite H, in SLO, Monday through Friday during business hours, or call (805) 534-1698.

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• Take a visit to the new Audubon Overlook at 4th Street in Los Osos, which was recently rebuilt to replace the original wooden structure constructed in 1974. The overlook offers the public a quiet location “to observe Morro Bay and particularly the birds who visit this scenic location,” a Morro Coast Audubon Society press release read, and was constructed on the same footprint as the original using high-quality lumber “that should withstand the test of time.” The Audubon Society, which owns and maintains the overlook and the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, exists to promote the appreciation, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems. • The El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) raised more than $30,000 on Thanksgiving Day at its inaugural North County Turkey Trot. With a crowd of 250 people, the Atascadero Lake Park trot marked the first of its kind in North County, per an ECHO press release. All the event proceeds benefit ECHO and its housing and meal programs. “We are very thankful,” ECHO President Wendy Lewis said. “This year to date, ECHO has served 50,000 meals and helped over 100 people find secure housing.” • Fin’s Seafood Restaurant’s “Giving Tuesday” fundraiser on Dec. 3 generated more than $19,500 for 5Cities Homeless Coalition (5CHC). One cash donation of $5,000 came from a woman who the Coalition helped house a few years ago. “She is now on her feet, in escrow to purchase a home, with one of her children graduating soon and heading to Stanford,” a 5CHC press release read. “She credits 5CHC with giving her the leg up she needed.” Δ

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BY EVELYN DELANY

Who’s in charge? When it comes to the Oceano Dunes, regulatory bodies and state agencies aren’t doing their jobs

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ears ago people smoked everywhere, in bed, driving their cars, at work, in restaurants. Now, not so much. Laws have been passed, and now smoking is prohibited on public transportation, in restaurants, and just about everywhere else there are indoor crowds. Smokers accept this and only smoke in their private places. Laws dictate where you can take your dog, and dog owners go along with the rules. A long time ago, people began riding vehicles in the Oceano Dunes. There weren’t many people doing it, and there weren’t many people living there. Gradually, our population increased in the towns. In the dunes, the riders became more numerous and daring. The dune riders began intruding into sensitive areas, and some species were threatened and harmed. Noise and dust abound. This year, six people died in the dunes while riding Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV). In 1972, the Coastal Act was passed with the intention of protecting the environment and resources of the entire California coast. It has been tweaked several times since then, but the intent is still the same. That means protection of the sand, the vegetation, animals and fish, and the air is their obligation. The California Coastal Commission has the power and the responsibility to restrict activities to protect our coastal areas. Just as smoking prohibitions and

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leash laws regulate smoking and dogs, the Coastal Commission must protect the coast. Smokers, dogs, and OHV roughriders are not “grandfathered” in. The Air Pollution Control Districts (APCD) have the same power, and it is absolute. If some activity is causing degradation of air quality, the APCD is empowered to terminate or curtail that activity. Every few years, you have to get your car smog-tested. If the emissions from your car exceed the acceptable standards, you have to get your car fixed. If you don’t get your car up to standards, you can’t drive your car on public roads. The DMV will not send you the little sticker to put on your license plate. No negotiating, no side deals, no time extensions, nothing halfway. You do it, because it’s the law. The Coastal Commission met in July to consider and review non-compliance with conditions of operations at the Oceano Dunes. The Coastal Commission caved in to a very assertive bunch of OHV activists. The Coastal Commission is dealing with the State Parks system, which seems equally intimidated by the OHV crowd. The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area is part of the State Parks system, and both are in charge of managing OHV activities in the dunes. Shame on both of those agencies. The San Luis Obispo County APCD met recently in Arroyo Grande to consider enforcement of dust emissions at the

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OHV driving area in the dunes. When the OHVs ride on the dry sand, they stir up particles of sand. The larger particles drop down and add to the height of the sand formations. The tiny particles become airborne and get into everything as far away as Highway 101 near Santa Maria. They get caught in vegetation, land on cars and structures, and get breathed in by creatures who breathe air. Again, there was a willy-nilly action by the APCD that didn’t get to the heart of the matter. OHV activities are messing up the dunes and everything that lives there and nearby. Both the Coastal Commission and the APCD have the absolute power and obligation to curtail these activities, and they should do it right now. Δ Evelyn Delany served as a SLO County supervisor from 1985 to 1997, and now she’s retired in Shell Beach. Send comments through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com or write a letter for publication and email it to letters@ newtimesslo.com.

Letters It’s definitely campaign season

I belong to an organization that supports sending packages to the troops at this time of year. It is my way of showing my appreciation for their sacrifice. I also appreciate when our town comes together at the Faces of Freedom Veterans

Memorial to collectively show our respect for the troops. I can tell it is election season when former Atascadero City Councilmember Ellen Beraud showed up to the Veterans Day ceremony in a front-row seat after voting against the building of the memorial as a City Council member years ago. Campaign season hypocrisy! Mary Lea Harris Atascadero

Go live in a red cesspool

Have any of these “liberal California sucks!” letter writers ever lived in a conservative state? Go spend some time in Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri. Rampant poverty and violence. Rape is an epidemic, as are unwanted pregnancies, STDs, illiteracy. Afraid of Big Government? The major employer in many of these areas are prisons. Their economies are powered by locking people up. The ultimate goal is to assign a cop to each citizen, one who follows you around all day writing tickets and kicking you in the ass periodically. Taxes terrible here? Go drive on a no-shoulder highway in South Carolina, which is No. 1 for fatal auto accidents in the nation. Bounce along the washboard roads of Arkansas as your vehicle disintegrates around you. We have nice roads in California because we pay for them. How about assuming some of that personal responsibility you’re always whining about? You live in a liberal democracy. You should kiss the ground of your liberal democracy. God bless the USA! If you want to live in some conservative paradise, Afghanistan is wide open. LETTERS continued page 15


Opinion LETTERS from page 14

Want housing prices cheaper in California? Leave. You’ll open up space for those of us who love it here. You can get a shack in Kentucky for next to nothing. Sean R. Shealy San Luis Obispo

State Parks needs to reduce vehicles on the beach At the last meeting of the SLO Air Pollution Control District (APCD) hearing board, State Parks committed to close 48 acres of foredunes to reduce dangerous dust emissions from the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area onto the Mesa. However, it is not just about acres, but also about how many vehicles are allowed to drive on those acres. Presently, 1,720 ATVs (all terrain vehicles) are allowed on 3.5 miles of beach and 1,500 dune acres of the park. Since mitigation efforts started, about 120 dune acres—or 8 percent—have been taken from ATV users to control dust emission. It follows that State Parks should also reduce the number of ATVs allowed on the dunes at least by 8 percent. Even off-roaders complain of how crowded and unsafe it can be. Not surprisingly, the number of accidents and deaths has increased this year. Furthermore and unfortunately, the hearing board didn’t take any measures to relieve Oceano, which is also affected by PM10 pollution. State Parks placed two rubber mats at the Pier Avenue exit trying to catch the 40 tons of sand deposited weekly on Pier Avenue and vicinity. What a joke! To seriously reduce PM10 pollution in Oceano, State Parks needs to decrease the number of cars driving on the beach because they bring back the sand onto Pier Avenue. Presently, 3,580 cars daily are allowed to drive on the beach! Simply reducing the number of vehicles on our beach and dunes would help Mesa and Oceano residents breathe better. Lucia Casalinuovo Oceano

Reality check Many have rushed to the defense of the owners of the Paso Robles Grand View Apartments. They suggest that the owners are somehow being unfairly treated and that property rights and capitalism are under assault. On the surface, this may sound true, but the reality is totally different. The slumlord business model as practiced by the owners of the Grand View Apartments is the issue. This business model exploits tenants and burdens city/county social services. Those burdens come in the form of added police and fire services, urban blight that devalues properties, added loads to public health, and losses to local schools. These are all government services that the taxpayer is ultimately responsible for. It is dishonest to defend the slumlords of the Grand View Apartments. It is especially dishonest to try and shield their poor business practices behind property rights and free enterprise. Everyone deserves better. Steve Ryburn Atascadero

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Thank you to the SLO County caped climate crusaders! Where would the world be without you? An educated guess is that we would pretty much be in the same place. Yes, we/us, as Americans, have done quite a bit to curb pollution. But at what cost? And are you so arrogant to think we will save the planet? China has plans to build 300 to 500 brand new coal plants by 2030. China has brought on more than double the new coal kilowatts over India, the next largest coal user. Strangling us with ridiculous climate regulations and costs will not save the planet. It will only bring our demise quicker than you can imagine—while you choke on Chinese coal. We should have the cheapest energy costs on the planet. Oh yeah, and the Sierra Club’s wilderness strategy of “do not disturb,” and us putting out naturally occurring wildfires, has done nothing to intensify wildfires, right? Less narcissistic emotion, more logic and uncommon sense, please. Your world depends on it. Matthew Greer Templeton

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Enabling a crisis, part II

I would like to thank Garland Miller (“Stop blaming the victims,” Nov. 21) for taking the time to respond to my letter (“Enabling a crisis,” Nov. 14). Its introduction of the causes and effects of capitalist macrocosm economics and its direct connection to homelessness is far beyond the scope of my core thesis: enabling or empowerment? As a society, it is our moral obligation to ensure that the most vulnerable are given a safety net. Food, temporary shelter, clothing, medical care, and counseling are available thanks to a network of federal, state, local agencies, churches, and charitable organizations. Focusing upon the groups with the highest need—such as women and children, the elderly and disabled, and veterans and those with mental illnesses—should always be prioritized. Some are fully dependent on these services indefinitely, possibly permanently. We owe it to ourselves and to them to ensure that they are taken care of. The sinister sub-group that permeates throughout the homeless population consists of the chronic drug users, sociopaths, and renegades who see themselves as above the laws, rules, and mores of society. Counseling and services are available, and then it’s a matter of choice. Everybody creates their own destiny every waking moment through conscious choices, homeless included. When we permit those who game and LETTERS continued page 16

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BY ANDREW CHRISTIE

Don’t go into the tunnel

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ast month, at the urging of the SLO County State Water Subcontractors Advisory Committee, the three largest state water subcontractors in the county—Morro Bay, Pismo Beach, and the Oceano CSD—voted to “participate in preliminary efforts associated with the Delta Conveyance Project,” aka the Delta Tunnel. Votes of support by local jurisdictions bring the project one step closer to reality. Reality is a costly giant tunnel that would divert Sacramento River water bound for the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta and transport the water directly to Central Valley farms and urban users in the Bay Area and Southern California. The SLO County Board of Supervisors is the ultimate target of the local charm offensive by project proponents. The county will have to agree to support the project in order put local state water users officially on the hook for financial support. Here’s why that shouldn’t happen. This plan would accelerate the decline of the largest estuary on the West Coast, which provides essential habitat for native and migratory species. Salmon runs and a billion-dollar commercial salmon industry rely on a healthy Delta. The giant tunnel would ultimately reduce California’s water security by increasing dependence on unreliable water imports for many farmers and urban dwellers and encourage unsustainable use of water in cities and farms across the state. This project

would burden Californians with an enormous financial commitment without guaranteeing any additional water for agriculture or urban areas. If we gamble billions on building a giant tunnel, there will not be enough money to invest in local solutions that would improve water security throughout the state and create local jobs through investment in smaller infrastructure projects. The Sierra Club supports robust alternatives to the tunnel that would provide better long-term water security for all Californians and would have fewer negative environmental impacts. Those solutions include encouraging water-efficient technologies in urban use, requiring statewide water meters on an accelerated timeline, and recycling municipal wastewater. Encouraging the urban uptake of water-efficient technologies would mean replacing thirsty lawns with droughttolerant landscaping, installing smart irrigation technology, using rainwater and gray water, and promoting aggressive rebate programs for efficient appliances, all of which could reduce urban water use by 30 percent. Landscaping accounts for roughly half of all residential water use. Accelerating the timeline for every home and business to have a dedicated water meter would be a good idea. Cities currently have until 2025 to install meters. Requiring water meters and detailed usage reports for consumers on an accelerated timeline would likely achieve

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Demanding NATO members pay their share rather than rely on U.S. taxpayers to pick up the cost. Tax cuts. Now let’s list your accomplishments, Adam Schiff, “I have proof Trump colluded with the Russians.” Then there was the “I have proof Trump colluded with the Russians.” Then there was, wait, there’s nothing to list, is there? Other than draw your bloated salary, you have done absolutely nothing for America have you, Mr. Schiff? That question is for all Democrats. What have you done for the country? When the president says you are on a witch-hunt, he is right on point. The majority of citizens don’t want him impeached and are tired of your childish rants. This entire circus is playing out because you know you can’t beat him in an election with your “done nothing” record. So you try to sneak in the back door of the White House with an illegitimate impeachment. Your circus and its lead clown Adam Schiff are going to pay the price in 2020. Ellis Romero Santa Maria

manipulate this diaphanous, perilous, safety net, those critical resources earmarked for the emergency needs of those who are most vulnerable are absorbed by these parasites. “The quality of mercy is not strained,” —Shakespeare. By being merciful to our fellow man, we ignite the fire of the diamond in our own humanity. We must be guarded against those whose selfish motivations seek to undermine the true meaning of mercy. To them, I offer the keys to the gates of hell. Christopher Maccarone Grover Beach

Dear Adam Schiff and all Democrats

Sir, on more than one occasion you stated you had proof the president had colluded with the Russians to win the 2016 election. Either you have the proof or you lied. Which is it? Show us the proof. You shift with the wind looking for any case you might manufacture against him. What have you done for the last three years other than draw a fat salary for spreading lies and leaks to the press? Let’s compare your record to what the president has done. Unemployment at record lows and a smoking economy. Stocks at record highs. A much better trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. Confronting China with its unbalanced and unfair trade tactics. Talking with North Korea about nukes.

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the results seen in an East Bay pilot study, in which home usage reports led to a 6.6 percent reduction in water use. Recycling municipal wastewater could save up to 2.3 million acre-feet annually, according to the Department of Water Resources. A successful water recycling program already exists in Orange County. Mandating weather-based irrigation controllers, drip irrigation, and climateappropriate crop selection could yield more than 3.4 million acre-feet in water savings. Maintaining existing infrastructure would save the approximately 10 percent of urban water that is lost through leaks in aging distribution infrastructure, wasting water and energy. Improving agricultural water efficiency with conservation strategies—including weather-based irrigation controllers, drip irrigation, and climate-appropriate crop selection—could yield over 3.4 million acre-feet in water savings. Agriculture uses 75 to 80 percent of California’s water. Current laws requiring water-neutral development should be strengthened to more effectively prevent unsustainable growth. These and other measures could reduce statewide water demand by 9.7 million acre-feet per year. That’s more water than is exported from the Delta even in rainy years. Until 2014, California was one of the few states in the nation that did not regulate groundwater, which has led to unsustainable levels of overdraft, damage to aquifer storage capacity, and dramatic

land subsidence. The passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) that year gave California, for the first time in its history, a framework for sustainable groundwater management. The amount of groundwater that could be conserved under SGMA is huge, but the timelines are ridiculous: Under SGMA, the most overdrafted basins must reach sustainability within 20 years of implementing sustainability plans. For critically overdrafted basins, that will be 2040. For remaining high- and mediumpriority basins, the deadline is 2042. That’s not the way to respond to a crisis. We must accelerate the implementation of SGMA and aim for an increase in the current levels of groundwater, not just the avoidance of undesirable results compared against a degraded baseline. Groundwater basins must be managed so that no single individual or corporation is able to exploit them. The Sierra Club supports commonsense alternatives to the costly giant tunnel gamble. So can you. Download The Smart Alternative to Tunnel(s): A Sensible Water Management Portfolio at sierraclub.org/california/water. Watch the schedule for the Board of Supervisors meetings for the hearing on this item, likely sometime in January. Then show up and let the supervisors know everything wrong with it and what we should be doing instead. Δ Andrew Christie is the director of the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club. Send comments through clanham@newtimesslo. com or write a letter to the editor and email it to letters@newtimesslo.com.

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he best part of being a young adult is I know absolutely everything and I’m going to live forever ... oh, and old people are idiots who don’t know anything! They’re always trying to give me stupid advice, but hey, take a look around at the state of the world with all these old losers in charge. They’ve made a totes mess of everything! Now these lame-o oldies are trying to tell me not to vape, when vaping is healthier than ciggies and super cool! Mmm, Strawberry Milk, Watermelon, Mint—so many delish flavor-flavs! And hey, all the lit kids do it. It’s Gucci! What’s better than getting turnt on White Claw and sucking on some Grape Juul juice? It makes me so salty when some boomer starts spouting cray-cray hypocrisy! Adulting is dumb! Hundo P! If you’re asking yourself, “Do kids think this way?” Hundo P! (That means 100 percent, boomer!) Maybe they have a point. In the name of protecting our youth, grown-ups sometimes do stupid things, like the Arroyo Grande City Council’s recent decision to criminalize the youthful folly du jour, vaping, for anyone under 21. I understand that we don’t want our kids using these dangerous products, but do we really want to make criminals of post-millienials? Will attaching criminal conduct to young adult behavior really help guide these adolescents to adulthood? The Arroyo Grande Police Department (AGPD) seems to think

so! They’re the entity—under the advice of a school resource officer (SRO)—that pushed the city to adopt the ordinance because without it the cops can’t do anything to punish a vaping, sassy, disrespectful little punk. Their reasoning? Kids were fighting at school and were threatened with criminal citations and suddenly the fighting stopped, so it stands to reason that citing vaping will stop it because fighting and vaping are exactly alike! They’re both fun and flavorful and addictive, right? I mean, sure, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, the SLO County Health Commission, the SLO County Teen Task Force, and the SLO County Tobacco Control Program were all against the ordinance because studies suggest such ordinances don’t work, plus they disproportionately impact kids of color, but this SRO knows better! I’m pretty sure all of those black and brown folks in prison for marijuana possession would have an opinion. Crazier still, back in October, AGPD Police Chief Beau Pryor told the council that passing the ordinance would take SROs off campus and into court to testify against Zachary skate rat caught sharing an e-cigarette with Kayla the chronic dress-code violator under the bleachers between third and fourth period. Lock them up! Hopefully there won’t be a school shooting while the SRO

deals with this vaping crime wave! And speaking of crime waves, cannabis! Yeah, I know! You thought vaping was bad. For two years, the SLO County Board of Supervisors (BOS) has been reissuing an abeyance for legal marijuana growers to continue their operations while their permit applications make their way through the county’s labyrinthine, cumbersome, and glacially slow certification process. Well, that abeyance will end on Dec. 31, 2019, so naturally folks went before the BOS to request a continued abeyance because it’s not the growers’ fault that the county is slower than a drowsy three-toed sloth. Predictably, liberal supes Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson voted yes while conservative supes Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton voted no, and since conservative supe John Peschong wasn’t there to break the tie, the abeyance will end, meaning growers are screwed! Hundo P! Many of these growers have spent thousands upon thousands of dollars working through the process, filing applications, and paying for study after study. The industry came out in force. Nick Andre of the Natural Healing Center pointed out: “We’re losing such a huge economic opportunity right now, especially with Diablo Canyon closing.”

“If this abeyance ordinance is not extended, I’ll be forced to lay off over 30 people before the end of the year and probably not be able to be in operation for six months,” Brett Vapnek of Nipomo AG LLC complained. Cultivator Tim Wendorff chimed in: “We’ve done everything the county has asked. For a year and half now, we’ve been trying to get our conditional-use permit. We don’t want to lay off our people; we want to keep working.” Consultant Jamie Jones, who represents some of the growers, added, “I’ve been doing land-use permits for over 15 years. I have never experienced the process problems that I’ve experienced trying to get what are fairly straightforward landuse applications through the process for farming.” Eric Powers of Megan’s Organic Market noted they’re a small operation— just 5,000 square feet—but they’ve been forced to install security measures “beyond what the ordinance requires,” and “couldn’t get call backs 30 days at a time.” Helios Dayspring of the Natural Healing Center really lit into the board: “I’ve been a pingpong ball getting smacked back and forth in this process— unlimited revisions, unlimited studies, and unlimited billing. This is the reason operators like myself have been bled dry over the course of a year and half trying to get through this process.” Ouch! Really makes you want to spark up a doobie and chill. Hundo P! Δ The Shredder knows prohibition doesn’t work. Send ideas and comments to shredder@newtimesslo.com.

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he Central Coast has no shortage of things to do. Hiking, biking, beach walking, and more are right outside your front door. And there’s also no shortage of all of those “specialty,” “artisan” tchotchkes that so often get thrown into a drawer somewhere after the gift-giving season is over. This year for the New Times’ annual Last-Minute Gift Guide, we propose something that could fit in between. An experience that’s unique to SLO and Santa Barbara counties that a friend or family member might never forget. You can send them sailing, riding, packing, or crafting. There are so many things to do, but we’ve only got a sampling for you. Just a little taste to whet your appetite for giving. —Camillia Lanham

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An indelible impression From stick-and-poke sets to sessions with the professionals, tattoos can make great gifts

n need of an out-of-the-box gift idea for your edgy friend or spunky aunt? Get the gift that lasts—like, forever. A tattoo! That’s right y’all—ink. From cheap stick-and-poke tattoo sets to personal tattoo guns to sessions with San Luis Obispo’s professional artists, tattoos of all kinds make for thrilling and customizable gifts. Tattoos are becoming increasingly popular across the globe, and according to a Dalia Research survey conducted in 2018, roughly 38 percent of the 9,054 individuals surveyed in 19 countries said they had at least one tattoo. And it’s not just the young ’uns, according to Eric Jones, tattoo artist and STICKowner of True West Tattoo. AND-POKE “Everyone gets Home stick-andtattooed now,” Jones poke tattoos like this said. “It’s crazy.” one take time and He might be biased, research but are fun to but Jones thinks tattoos give and receive once make for great gifts. you get the hang Large tattoos can cost of it. hundreds of dollars, but he

said the price flexibility inherent to gift cards allows buyers to spend within their means. Some customers go all out and put hundreds on gift cards, he said, and others do $50 or so—money that couldn’t cover an entire tattoo but could definitely contribute to the cause. With True West’s minimum price for a single tattoo set at $80, which is enough to buy what Jones calls a “college Pinterest size” tattoo, he said most customers stay somewhere within the $100 to $150 range. The gift of a tattoo is also a great way to incentivize those on the fence, Jones said of those wary individuals who might want a little ink but are nervous about the pain or bothered by the cost. Better yet, True West is giving out one free item of apparel—shirts, hats, patches, etc.— with every tattoo this holiday season. But, Jones said, this kind of present has to go to the right person. “I’m not buying lingerie for my grandma,” he said. LAST-MINUTE TAT continued page 20

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At San Luis Tattoo Company, owner and tattoo artist Daniel Derrick offers private, one-on-one sessions at a $200 an hour minimum, and his wife and business partner offers cosmetic tattooing services at varying prices. It’s a higher than average rate, but Derrick said it’s worth it for the highly personalized experience. And, he said, gift cards are available online, so you don’t even have to leave the house to buy one. If you want your loved one to unwrap something a little more exciting than a gift certificate, however, maybe homemade tattoos are the present for you.

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Home tattooing kits—which typically include ink, needles, gloves, a tattoo gun, and a power source—are available on Amazon for as little as $46. Home stick-and-poke kits cost even less. Like all things DIY, these kits require a lot of research into safety practices and tattooing techniques, but if you think your giftee has the patience and creative skill to tattoo, home tattooing can be the hobby of a lifetime. Literally. New Times Staff Writer Kasey Bubnash has tattoos of all kinds, including those in the “regrettable” category. She can be reached at kbubnash@newtimesslo.com.

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After a few years and various locations, Horowitz and his wife, Kristin, now run a 14,000-square-foot gym in SLO, a roughly 10,000-squarefoot gym in Santa Maria, and recently purchased a facility in Las Vegas. If you’re still scrambling for gift ideas, a trip to one of these facilities is an affordable and mildly adventurous option—although the airfare to Las Vegas might be costly. A day pass to the gym in SLO costs $20, while the gym in Santa Maria costs $15. And if you’re feeling like a really generous gift giver, both gyms offer monthly and annual memberships. At the Santa Maria gym, there’s one type of climbing available called bouldering—when a climber scales a short distance without a rope until he or she gets to the top of the 14- to 18-foot wall. The floor below the climbing area is padded to cushion any falls. At the gym in SLO, in addition to bouldering, climbers can try out top rope or lead climbing—although the latter is more advanced. While top rope climbing, a person securely fastens a rope that’s attached to an anchor at the top of the gym’s 35-foot wall to his or her harness. That person’s climbing partner then attaches the rope to his or her harness and holds the rope to ensure the climber doesn’t fall to the ground. This process is called belaying. If this also sounds intimidating, don’t worry. Horowitz said gym staff members are always available to show first-time climbers the ropes, literally

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and figuratively. People interested in bouldering can grab a pair of climbing shoes—which are free with a day pass—and get to work. But before top roping in SLO, climbers have to take a belay test to show they can safely perform the process. Or climbers can use the autobelay, which is a machine with a rope that attaches to a climber’s harness and allows the person to safely climb without a partner. Whether the person you’re buying a gift for has never climbed before or is a seasoned climber, there are options for everybody. Climbers can follow prescribed routes on the wall that range in varying degrees of difficulty. Or climbers can simply grab holds and start moving, Horowitz said. “Obviously climbing is not for everybody, but I think being able to push yourself in any sport is really a unique thing,” Horowitz said. “And with climbing in particular, if people don’t play baseball, soccer, football, or whatever team sports, [climbing’s] a different outlet.” Sun Staff Writer Zac Ezzone wants a climbing membership for Christmas. Send tips on wrapping intangible objects to zezzone@santamariasun.com.

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Glassy art Get creative with glass in Atascadero

BY PETER JOHNSON

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isa Renée Falk loves to draw out the inner artist in us all (no matter how hidden it is), and she’s staked out a career doing it. With nearly two decades of experience as a professional glassblower and studio owner, Falk recently opened Glasshead Studio in Atascadero, a creative space giving the community a chance to make their own glass pieces,

from plates and bowls, to ornaments, to colorful mosaics. Open to all skill levels, Falk’s hands-on classes take participants through the entire glassblowing process, working with a variety of concepts, techniques, and materials. The end goal is fun and simple: to spread the creative LAST-MINUTE GLASS continued page 24

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joy of glassmaking. “Most people love glass; you use glass every day,” Falk said. “Being able to use it in a creative way, whether it’s displaying it or using it for plants … I think it’s an accessible, tactile experience.” Consider giving a gift certificate to Glasshead Studio to your friends or family this holiday season—let them unleash their inner artist! Make a 6-by-6 inch mosaic tile or seahorse; or a fused glass plate or bowl; or a stainedglass hanging terrarium; or something else. Falk offers individual, couples, and larger group classes, with discounts for groups of six or more. Groups could be a gathering of your friends, a kids PHOTO COURTESY OF LISA RENÉE FALK

birthday party, or even a company team building Glasshead Studio session. The cost is located at 8793 per person ranges Plata Lane, suite H, in Atascadero. Visit from $45 to $120, glassheadstudio.com and classes run to learn more. Contact about two-and-aGlasshead at (408) half hours. 839-6167 or make@ Participants glassheadstudio.com. will get a chance to cut glass, mix glasses, add designs and text, and combine colors and textures, all while spending time together in a vibrant creative space. The possibilities are literally endless, even for the most novice of glassmakers, Falk said. “You don’t necessarily have to be an artist per se to be able to make a plate in here. I feel like everybody is an artist in their own way,” Falk said. “Those are some of my favorite pieces because they’re so spontaneous, they combine lots of color and texture. The majority of people who have come into a studio walk away with something they’re really happy with.”

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GETTING CRAFTY In the spirit of the holidays, I was able to create a mosaic wonky Christmas tree.

Gifting creativity Creative Me Time offers project workshops for the crafter in your life

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oan Martin Fee has been a craft enthusiast her whole life, and she credits her passion to her upbringing. “I lived in the middle of absolutely nowhere; we were at least 10 miles from even a teeny town. So we were always trying to find something to do,” Fee said. “We found things around the family farm to make like floral arrangements and all kinds of stuff.” She crafted as a hobby until 1990 when she turned on her TV and came upon a nationally televised craft show called Aleene’s Creative Living where viewers were encouraged to submit their ideas for a segment on the show. She submitted her idea—a doll crafted from shrink-plastic— and that was the start of Fee’s creative reawakening.

Fee now owns and operates Creative Me Time, which offers workshops, kits, private parties, and women’s retreats. Attendees get expert instruction on crafting projects. The project and price vary with the season, but she offers workshops on making succulent wreaths, a vertical succulent garden, resin necklaces, stenciled resin wall art, mosaic wine bottles, mosaic frames, stepping stones, and trivets. Fee is already developing new classes for next year that incorporate metalhammered wire wrap and polymer clay. The classes are perfect for individuals, friends, or family members who want to work on crafting a project together. The workshops are offered throughout the LAST-MINUTE CRAFTS continued page 27

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The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville presents its annual winter production, The Holiday Extravaganza, which runs through Tuesday, Dec. 31. The show opens with a one-act version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, which is followed by a comedic retelling of The Three Little Pigs and the company’s traditional vaudeville revue. Visit americanmelodrama.com to find out more. —Caleb Wiseblood

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PAJAMA STORYTIME AND STUFFED ANIMAL PICK-UP Come for a very special Storytime dressed in your favorite PJs. If your stuffed animals stayed for the sleepover at the Cambria Library, pick them up and learn about all the fun things they did. Dec. 14, 11 a.m. Free. 805-927-4336. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER Drop off your second favorite stuffed animal so they can have a stuffed animal sleep-over in the Cambria Library. Who knows what kind of wonderful adventures they will have while they are here. Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

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VICTORIAN TEDDY BEAR TEA Features Santa and Mrs. Claus, the Elves, and many other characters. Enjoy singing and face-painting, and receive a commemorative tea cup and saucer. Dec. 21, 2-4 p.m. Adults $20; Children $8. 805-238-4103. pasoroblesdowntown.org. Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St., Paso Robles.

WINTER WONDERLAND Atascadero’s Sunken Gardens and Downtown will be turned into a winter paradise for all ages. Features a massive snow slide, snow play areas, rock climbing walls, bounce houses, Joe’s Little Train, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more than 50 food and craft vendors. Dec. 13, 5-9 p.m. Free with food available for purchase. 805-470-3360. visitatascadero.com/events/. Sunken Gardens, 6505 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

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EARTH DAY 2020 PLANNING MEETING Be part of the the 30th annual SLO County Earth Day Fair. Get an overview of the event, committees, tasks, and volunteer opportunities. Ask questions, sign up for a committee, to volunteer or updates. Donate to the cause. Sponsor/vendor info will be available. Dec. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 805-544-8528. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

MORRO BAY 66TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2019 The Christmas Bird Count will be held from dawn to dusk, rain or shine. Followed with a potluck party at the SLO Botanical Garden. Dec. 14, 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-1991.

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beautiful seasonal music, delectable wine, and intriguing drawings, as well as the choice silent auction items on offer. Dec. 14, 2-4:30 p.m. $20. 805-927-2856. ffrpcambria.org. Fog’s End Barn, 2735 Main St., Cambria.

ANNUAL OPERATION COOKIE DROP Oasis is calling all cookie bakers to help support its annual cookie drop. Dec. 16, 1-2 p.m. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt, 805-937-9750.

CASA GRANDE CRAFT FAIR AND BAKE SALE Features crafts, gifts, home décor, and edible delights all created by our residents. Baked goods will feature sugarfree, gluten-free and regular recipes. Proceeds from the bake sale table will benefit our Food Pantry. Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. eventbrite.com. Casa Grande, 519 W Taylor St., Santa Maria, 805-868-2119.

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP DAY: CITY OF GUADALUPE In an effort to facilitate responsible disposal and recycling, Waste Management will be hosting a Community Clean Up day to provide residents of the City of Guadalupe with the opportunity to more easily dispose of large bulky items, recyclables, and yard waste. Dec. 14, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. 818-2697858. Kermit Mckenzie Junior High School, 4710 W Main St., Guadalupe, mckenziejrhigh.com/.

LIGHT UP A LIFE Wilshire Hospice invites the community to the 2019 Light Up A Life remembrance ceremonies. Offered during the holiday season as a place of gentle reflection, support, and respite during a time of year when there can be many demands on our time and emotions. Dec. 18, 6-7 p.m. Free. 805-5477025. wilshirehospice.org/LUAL. First Christian Church, 1550 S College Dr., Santa Maria.

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JAZZ VESPERS SERIES AT FPCSLO The Marshall Otwell Quartet, with special guest Inga Swearingen, will present an evening of classic and reinterpreted holiday music. Generously sponsored by The Patrick Family, all proceeds from this fourth annual fundraiser will benefi t Restorative Partners. Dec. 22, 7-8:30 p.m. $20 suggested donation. 805-543-5451. fpcslo.org. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.

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AG LIBRARY BOOK SALE Bimonthly book sale to raise money for library programs and projects. Subjects from A to Z. Friends of the Library gain early entrance at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, 473-7164, slolibrary.org.

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YOGA FOR A CAUSE: TOYS FOR TOTS Join Becky Hurst for a special Slow Flow yoga class benefi ting Toys for Tots. Bring a new, unwrapped toy or a cash donation. All cash donations will go towards toys for kids. Dec. 15, 9-10 a.m. Free. 805-266-6391. treetopyoga.net. Treetop Yoga, 2771-C Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria.

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CAMBRIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: ART GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Cambria Center for the Arts will have a Holiday Show filled with lovely arts and crafts

New Times and the Sun now share their community listings for a complete Central Coast calendar running from SLO County through northern Santa Barbara County. Submit events online by logging in with your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account at newtimesslo.com. You may also email calendar@ newtimesslo.com. Deadline is one week before the issue date on Thursdays. Submissions are subject to editing and approval. Contact Calendar Editor Caleb Wiseblood directly at cwiseblood@newtimesslo.com.

INDEX Special Events .......... [31] Arts ............................[32] Culture & Lifestyle.......[33] Food & Drink..............[39] Music .........................[40]

made especially for gift giving to self or others (small paintings, jewelry, and other sweet crafts). ThursdaysSundays, 1-4 p.m. through Jan. 5 Free. 805-927-8190. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

CAMBRIA CHRISTMAS MARKET This authentic German Christmas Market boasts two million twinkling lights, photos with Santa, a vendor market, traditional glühwein (hot spiced wine), and other festive beverages and foods. Mondays-Sundays, 5-9 p.m. through Dec. 23 $10 to $25 depending on the night, when purchased online in advance. 805-395-8558. cambriachristmasmarket.com/. Cambria Christmas Market, 2905 Burton Dr, Cambria. Cambria Christmas Market is a German-style holiday event. Enjoy food, wine, music, Santa’s House, artisan shopping, a magical train ride, and more than two million Christmas lights. Through Dec. 23, 5-9 p.m. $10-$25. 800-966-6490. cambriachristmasmarket.com. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria.

CAYUCOS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE Ring in the holidays by shopping local in Cayucos. An evening of fun: free trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides, street carolers, entertainment, refreshments and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their Victorian home. Dec. 14, 5-9 p.m. Free. cayucoschamber.com. Cayucos, N. Ocean Ave. and D St., Cayucos.

CHRISTMAS EVE AT BETHANY Families are invited to come listen to a special holiday reading of a picture book by local author Debbie Soto. Treats will be provided. After, all will have an opportunity to talk with the author. Dec. 19, 3:30-4 p.m. Free. 805-927-4336. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

CHRISTMAS IN CAMBRIA: SHOP WEST VILLAGE Participating businesses will host live entertainment, food vendors, and more. Saturdays, 4-7 p.m. through Dec. 21 shopcambria.net. Cambria West Village, Main St., Cambria.

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ARTISTS’ FAVORITES FOR SALE After dozens of art shows, digital artists Dean Crawford Jr. and Deb Hofstetter have gathered some of their favorite images for their upcoming photography show. These pieces will be priced to sell for the holidays. Through Jan. 31, 2020, 12-4 p.m. Free to attend; images available for purchase during the holidays. 805-238-9800. studiosonthepark. org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles.

CALWISE MERRY TIKI CHRISTMAS AND TRIVIA NIGHT A night filled with Christmas Trivia, festive tiki

cocktails, and lots of holiday cheer. Dec. 13, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-369-2662. Calwise Spirits Co., 3340 Ramada

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CASE HOLIDAY MARKET Knock out some of that “last minute” shopping list, while enjoying a glass of wine in hand and carols filling the air. Dec. 15, 2-5 p.m. Free admission. my805tix.com. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, 805.239.1730.

CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE AND CRAFT FAIR Features items for the home, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, gift baskets, and more. Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Varies by item; tables for crafters are $50 and $100. 805-434-1710. Templeton Hills Adventist School, 730 Templeton Hills Road, Templeton.

HOLIDAY MAGIC AT THE ZOO Experience the magic of the holiday season as the zookeepers step in as Santa’s Elves to prepare gifts for the animals. Santa will be there too. Included with general admission to the zoo. Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $5-$10. Charles Paddock Zoo, 9100 Morro Rd., Atascadero. HOLIDAY STUDIO SALE Choose from a wide variety of hand crafted fused glass pieces of art, jewelry, feathered brooches, and more. Perfect for your holiday gift giving. Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-4642633. Glasshead Studio, 8793 Plata Lane, Suite H, Atascadero, glassheadstudio.com.

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LIVING NATIVITY Bundle up and join us on the front lawn as real animals and real people tell the story of Christ’s birth. Dec. 13, 7-7:45 p.m., Dec. 14, 7-7:45 p.m. and Dec. 15, 5:45-6:30 & 7-7:45 p.m. Free. 8054341921. Templeton Presbyterian Church, 610 S Main St., Templeton, fpctempleton.org.

VINE STREET VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays on Vine Street. Features Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Elves, The Grinch, Scrooge, and other characters. Dec. 14, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-238-4103. pasoroblesdowntown. org. Vine Street, Between 8th and 21st, Paso Robles.

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ELF SCREENING Dec. 14, 8-11 p.m. Free. 805-3295725. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. HANUKKAH DOWNTOWN: FIRST NIGHT COMMUNITY PARTY This first night celebration party

Bone Thugs N Harmony Sunday, December 22 The Fremont Theater

features Hanukkah games, live music, treats, and more. Hosted by the JCC Federation. Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m. Free. jccslo.com. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo.

HANUKKAH DOWNTOWN: MENORAH LIGHTING Candlelighting ceremony outside the steps of the Mission in San Luis Obispo each night of Hanukkah. Dec. 22-29, 5 p.m. Free. jccslo.com. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo.

SLO HIGH SCHOOL AND LAGUNA MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND AND CHOIR WINTER CONCERT Celebrate the season and music in our schools with the San Luis Obispo High School Band and Choir and the Laguna Middle School Band and Choir. Dec. 16, 7-9 p.m. Free. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 756-4849, pacslo.org.

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AFRICAN DANCE Enjoy instruction to the beat of live drumming. Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. $10 drop in. 805459-6317. afrodance.net/. Omni Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

BEGINNING SOCIAL BALLROOM DANCE Learn beginning east coast swing, foxtrot and cha cha too. Tuesdays, 7:15-8 p.m. $100; $185 per couple. 805225-1728. debonairedancers.com. FitnessWorks, 500 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay.

CREATIVITY Held every Wednesday unless other events/classes conflict. Informal and open to the public. Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others working in various mediums. Bring your own lunch. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

CREATIVITY GROUP Enjoy a creative experience each Wednesday, unless other events/classes conflict. Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

PAINT PARTY No artistic experience necessary. All materials and supplies provided. Outside food and drinks welcome. Saturdays, 7-9:30 p.m. $40. 805-7729095. foreverstoked.com/paintparty.html. Forever Stoked, 1164 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay.

ZEN DOODLE ADULT COLORING BOOK GROUP Relax and unwind with adult coloring books. No experience necessary. Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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ALCOHOL INK ORNAMENTS Have a fun relaxing time applying alcohol inks to bulb ornaments that are sure to impress. Solid ornaments will really make the colors pop. Dec. 18, 4-6 p.m. $25. 805-4640533. the1artery.com. The ARTery, 5890 Traffic Way, Atascadero.

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WINTER AERIAL SHOWCASE Dress warm for this

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chilling presentation of aerial dance performed by aerialists of all ages on aerial silks, hoops, cube, and more. Enjoy winter and holiday themes as dancers defy gravity in 20-foot climbs, acrobatic flips, drops and spins. Dec. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. and Dec. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. $20; cash only at the door. 805-549-6417. levityacademy.com. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo.

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train rides, games, bonfire stations, and food vendors on site. Fridays-Sundays. through Dec. 22 facebook. com/willowlightsnipomo. Willow Lights, Willow Road, Nipomo.

Victorian houses in the Old Town historic district, to recall the Christmas customs, events, and locales of the 1890s. Dec. 15, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. 805-549-0355. sierraclub.org/santa-lucia. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church SLO, 650 Pismo St., San Luis Obispo.

GRINCH A musical adaptation of “How the Grinch Stole

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This in-depth drawing class with Lury Norris offers teens an introduction to drawing. Students learn and practice drawing basics by study of shading and values, and other techniques. Fridays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. through Dec. 13 $180 for six classes. 805-238-9800. studiosonthepark.org. This in-depth drawing class with Lury Norris offers teens an introduction to drawing. Saturdays, 4-6 p.m. through Dec. 14 $180 for six classes. 805-238-9800. studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS HISTORIC WALK: SAN LUIS OBISPO Enjoy a guided stroll past 15 holiday-lit

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Crosby, Andy Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Nat King Cole, and the Andrew Sisters. Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m. $39$49. 805-489-9444. clarkcenter.org. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

Christmas”. Come see Cindy Lou Who, Max the dog, and the green grouch himself in this family friendly dance and musical presentation. Appropriate for all ages. Dec. 14, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. $20 adult; $10 child. 805-489-9444. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande, clarkcenter.org.

ADVENT FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS Enjoy this 101-year-old tradition that weaves scripture readings with carols. Soup and salad reception to follow. Dec. 15, 5 p.m. Free. 805-489-2990. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 301 Trinity Way, Arroyo Grande.

AG ROTARY CLUB’S 12TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY SING-ALONG Features great regional musical groups along with audience sing-alongs of favorite Christmas and holiday songs. Enjoy free holiday treats and Santa Claus in the lobby after the show. Dec. 15, 4-5:30 p.m. $6 child/student; $12 adult; $35 family of 5. 805-489-9444. agrotary.org/. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

BIG BAND CHRISTMAS: ALL THE CLASSICS Musical selection includes hits from Frank Sinatra, Bing

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printing class takes an out-of-the-box approach to utilizing Golden Open Acrylics and custom stencils. Dec. 14, 4-6 p.m. $25. 805-464-0533. the1artery.com. The ARTery, 5890 Traffic Way, Atascadero.

GIFT WRAPPING 101 This workshop covers the basics of gift wrapping. Enjoy drinking wine and snacking while wrapping. Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and Dec. 22, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $25. 805-4640533. the1artery.com. The ARTery, 5890 Traffic Way, Atascadero. GIFT WRAPPING AT THE ARTERY: BOW CONSTRUCTION Learn how to create three bow

variations out of paper and ribbon. Dec. 15, 2-4 p.m. $25. 805-464-0533. the1artery.com. The ARTery, 5890 Traffic Way, Atascadero.

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ACTING CLASSES Film & TV Acting Classes for all ages and skill levels. Optional showcases for major Hollywood talent agents & casting directors. 10:30 am -8:45 pm (Sundays only). Varies per class. 310910-1228. actorsedge.com. Mission Cinemas, 1025 Monterey St., SLO.

AERIAL HOOP Dance, spin and develop strength and grace on the lyra, an aerial hoop apparatus. All levels welcome. Mondays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Varies. 805549-6417. levityacademy.com. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo.

AERIAL SILK SKILLS Learn to fly with grace in this mixed level aerial silks class. Geared toward those familiar with climbing, straddle-ups, foot locks, and hip keys on aerial silks. Thursdays, 7-8:15 p.m. Varies. 805-

549-6417. levityacademy.com. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo.

AERIAL SILK SKILLS: ALL AGES Learn to fly with grace in this mixed level aerial silks class. Geared toward those familiar with climbing, straddle-ups, foot locks, and hip keys on aerial silks. Saturdays, 10:1511:45 a.m. Varies. 805-549-6417. levityacademy.com. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo. AERIAL SILKS FUNDAMENTALS AND BASICS Elevate dance, gymnastics, acrobatics, fitness, and fun to new heights on aerial silks. All levels welcome. Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. Varies; see site for details. 805-549-6417. levityacademy.com. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo.

AERIAL SILKS SKILLS: 18+ Learn to fly with grace in this mixed level silks class. Geared toward those familiar with climbing, straddle-ups, foot locks, and hip keys on aerial silks. Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Varies. 805-549-6417. levityacademy.com. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo.

BELLYDANCE CLASSES Come learn traditional middle eastern dance to modern fusion styles. The fundamental movements are taught, along with the drum rhythms, veil work, zills, and other props. The classes are taught by Jenna Mitchell. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $12 drop-in; $45 monthly. 805-550-8192. worldrhythmandmotion.com. World Rhythm and Motion Studio, 3422 Miguelito Ct., Studio #3, San Luis Obispo.

CABARET SINGING AND PERFORMANCE CLASS Learn the art of singing in a Cabaret style and setting. Find your key and style with a skilled accompanist. You may start anytime during the semester. Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $185 for 12 week class or $20 per night as a drop-in student. 805-772-2812. cuesta.edu/ communityprograms. Cuesta College, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

DATE NIGHT POTTERY Throw on the potters wheel and make a mug, candlestick, or plate. Fridays, 6-8 p.m. through April 24 $125. 805-896-6197. anamcre.com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

LEARN FRENCH WHILE SPEAKING ENGLISH For beginners or intermediate. Watch assigned YouTube videos at home. Do written homework from textbook. Every other Sunday, 2:45-4 p.m. Free. 805-225-1270. meetup.com/Welcoming-all-levels-of-French-speakers/. Coastal Peaks Coffee, 3566 S. Higuera St. #100, San Luis Obispo. PACIFIC HORIZON CHORUS WELCOMES WOMEN SINGERS Visit site or come by in person to see if these music lessons are right for you. Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. 805-441-1405. pacifichorizon.org. SLO United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo.

POLE FITNESS Learn the basics or master new skills on static or spinning pole at this all-levels pole fitness class. Mondays, 7-8:15 p.m. $25-$30 for a drop-in; check site for more details. 805-549-6417. levityacademy.com. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo. SATURDAY ART WORKSHOP FOR KIDS: “BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS” Each student will create their own unique canvas to take home. Saturdays $55. 805-610-1821. keshetlavoux.com. Keshet Lavoux, 165 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

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AFTER-SCHOOL ART WORKSHOP (AGES 5-6) Each session will cover different mediums and subjects. Registration is required prior to attendance. Mondays, 3:15-4:45 p.m. $100. 805-668-2125. lila.community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

AFTER-SCHOOL ART WORKSHOPS (AGES 7-12) 2-5 week sessions available. Register online, call, or email to reserve. Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m. $50-$120 per session. 805-668-2125. lila.community/ lilacreativecommunityworkshops/schedules/new-afterschool-workshops. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

DRUM MAKING Drum making with Julie Johnson. Second Saturday of every month, 12-4 p.m. $250. 805674-4277. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

LI LI CLEVER JEWELRY Learn from someone with 25 years of experience designing intricate, highly professional, and exceptionally individualized artisan jewelry. All ages welcome. ongoing $50 per person. 805-545-9689. Li Li Clever Jewelry, Location varies, Shell Beach.

OPEN STUDIO FOR HOMESCHOOLED CHILDREN Includes drawing, painting, sewing, weaving, mixed media, printmaking, and 3-dimensional building in a safe, non-competitive environment. Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $20 per hour. 805-668-2125. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande, lila. community.

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Featuring fine art oils and pastels from Corynn Wolf, acrylics from Ryan Adams, and works from various mediums by Marc Wolf ongoing Free. 805-7736563. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, puffersofpismo.com/.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: FOR THE BIRDS 2020 Submit original paintings and fine photography for MBAA’s 2020 “For the Birds” exhibit, in celebration of the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival. Submission date is Jan. 7. Through Jan. 7, 2020, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Varies. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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HANDCRAFTED FOR THE HOLIDAYS Premier craftspeople from California and beyond are featured in this invitational exhibition and retail sale devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of fine craft. Through Dec. 29, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-238-9800. studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles. DEC. 12 – DEC. 19 2019

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TEA TIME

The annual Victorian Teddy Bear Tea takes place at Park Ballroom in Paso Robles on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy meeting Santa, Mrs. Claus, and other holiday characters while enjoying a tea party, face painting, and other activities. Admission is $20 for adults and $8 for children. Visit pasoroblesdowntown.org for more info. —C.W. ARTS from page 32 building. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. & 1:30-3 p.m. $20. 805-668-2125. lila.community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

TEEN’S OPEN STUDIO: TEEN COMIC CREATION GROUP Teens will collaborate on developing characters, comic strips, backdrops, or 3D models. Thursdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m. $20. 805-668-2125. lila.community/. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

WOMEN’S EVENING OF RENEWAL: BLOCK PRINTING Come carve your own Linoleum Block and

explore various color papers, inks, and patterns. Dec. 18, 6-8 p.m. and Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-noon $25. 805-8014149. lila.community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Sponsored by the Friends of the Los Osos Library. For adults. Third Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 805-5281862. Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. RECEPTION: TIMELESS OCEAN Gallery at Marina Square presents artwork in all media and photography that depicts the beauty of our seacoast. Dec. 13, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

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COMEDY IMPROV PODCAST Local conspiracy theory/paranormal comedy podcast, Wait,Whaaat?, will be bringing their unique mix of comedy and creepy to Mee Heng Low. Stop by and enjoy some delicious noodles and laughs as Elaine and Paula record a live podcast. Dec. 12, 5-6 p.m. Free. 805-703-3609. Mee Heng Low Noodle House, 815 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

JULIA MORGAN HISTORIC BUILDING TOUR Member docents will guide guests through the historic, newly renovated, and preserved Monday Club clubhouse and grounds. Tours may also be arranged by appointment. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. through Oct. 8 Free; donations appreciated. 805-541-0594. themondayclubslo.org. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

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2019 ANNUAL WINTER FAIRE AND JURIED CRAFT SHOW The Morro Bay Art Association proudly presents its annual Winter Faire and Juried Craft Show, which offers a collective of works spanning a variety of artistic styles from traditional to contemporary. Through Jan. 6, 2020, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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and group art exhibits in established gallery. Through Dec. 30 805-542-9000. Frame Works, 339 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, sloart.com.

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Featuring water, landscape, figure, fantasy and floral works. Collectors of Kreitzer’s works include Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, Michael Douglas, Ray Bradbury, Robert Takken, and Jane Hind. Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Varies. 805-234-2048. kreitzerArt.com. Kreitzer Fine Art and Voice Studios, 1442 12th St., Los Osos.

roofers by a family, whose roof is in desperate need of maintenance. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, to oust the father of the family from his business, and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the father’s daughter for an heiress. Through Dec. 15 $15-$20. my805tix.com. By The Sea Productions, 545 Shasta Ave., Morro Bay, 805-776-3287.

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original artworks by local artists: including painting, photography, crafts, jewelry, glass, wood, cards, sculpture, and wearable art. Mondays, WednesdaysSundays, 1-4 p.m. through Jan. 29 Free. 805-995-2049. cayucosart.org. Cayucos Community Art Gallery, 10 Cayucos Dr., Cayucos.

MORRO BAY FRIDAY ARTWALK A self-guided tour that takes place every second Friday of the month. Guests can enjoy refreshments, trolley rides, and more. Second Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-7722504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. TIMELESS OCEAN: A FEATURED ARTISTS GROUP SHOW Features art that depicts the beauty of the Central Coast. Through Dec. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

VIBRANT LANDSCAPES OF BRUCE LLOYD MUNDT Bruce Lloyd Mundt’s vibrant landscapes will be up at Cambria Library. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Dec. 28 Free. 805-927-4336. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

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DRAWN TO THE CENTRAL COAST ART EXHIBIT The Atascadero Library is exhibiting the work of local artists Tracy Paz and Drew Mayerson. MondaysSaturdays, midnight-5 p.m. through Feb. 29 Free. 805-461-6161. slolibrary.org. Atascadero Library, 6555 Capistrano, Atascadero.

HOT FOR THE HOLIDAYS Features encaustic carved creations, perfect for gifting this holiday season; small and midsize encaustic artworks designed with beauty in mind and attention to detail. Through Dec. 31, 12-4 p.m. Free admission. 805-238-9800. studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles.

SEVEN UP: NEW WORK BY 7 ARTISTS New work by 7 artists: Michael Messina, Jane Russell, Kabe Russell, Cynthia Kevorkian, Dennis Jackson, Denise Schryver, and Marie Ramey. ongoing Varies. 805-466-3684. ärt/, 5806 Traffic Way, Atascadero.

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EYE CANDY AND MIXED NUTS Marks 50 years of collecting original photographs, drawings, letters, books, ephemera, audio recordings and more. Exhibit themes include California architecture; botany; graphic arts, including contemporary book arts; and San Luis Obispo County history. Through March 20, 2020, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805-756-2305. lib.calpoly.edu/events/eyecandy50. Cal Poly Special Collections and Archives, Robert E. Kennedy Library, 1 Grand Ave., Building 35, Room 409, San Luis Obispo. SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

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Curated mix of invited storytellers and open mic for novice storytellers. Spoken word, improv, character sketches and interactive games. Every third Friday of the month. Third Friday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805772-9225. facebook.com/topdogcoffeebar/. Top Dog Coffee Bar, 857 Main St., Morro Bay.

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PUFFS For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain wizard school and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs, who just happened to be there too. Fridays-Sundays, 7:30-9 p.m. through Dec. 15 $12. pasoschools.org/phtc. Paso Robles High School, 801 Niblick Rd., Paso Robles, 769-1500.

ELF: THE MUSICAL Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy the elf’s enormous size and poor toymaking abilities cause him to face the truth. As an adult, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father. Through Dec. 15 my805tix.com. Stephen B. Dudley Community Barn, 3025 Monterey Rd., Atascadero, 805-466- 5068.

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BALLET THEATRE SLO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Scrooge is visited by three spirits as he learns the true spirit of Christmas. Dec. 13-14, 7 p.m. and Dec. 15, 2 p.m. $28-$48. bt-slo.org. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7113.

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INTRO TO IMPROV COMEDY CLASSES All intro courses taught by CCCT owner, Sabrina Pratt. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. $225 for all 6 weeks. 805-2423109. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Tigerlily Salon Studio, 659 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo. SLO COMEDY Features new performers every month. Food and drinks available. Arrive early to ensure a good seat. Second Saturday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Suggested donation $5. 805-768-7133. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd., suite 110, San Luis Obispo, 7SistersBrewing.com. SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE An eclectic group of mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime, while candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives. Presented by AGHS. Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m. and Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m. Adults $15; Seniors $12; Students $10. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande, 805-489-9444, clarkcenter.org.

THE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA This annual production opens with a one-act version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, which is followed by a comedic, operatic retelling of “The Three Little Pigs,” and the company’s traditional vaudeville revue. Through Dec. 31 americanmelodrama.com. Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front St., Oceano.

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E-DEVICE HELP Please sign up in advance. Thursdays, 8:30-10 a.m. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

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MORRO BAY METAPHYSICIANS Explore the history of metaphysics with a different topic each week. Led by Tobey White Heart Crockett. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. $10-$20 suggested donation. 805-772-2880. facebook.com/ groups/MBMetaphysicians. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.

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CITIZENSHIP CLASS To prepare for the citizenship exam. No registration required. Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m. Free. 805-781-5783. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

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LEARN TO USE THE INATURALIST APP TO IDENTIFY PLANTS AND ANIMALS Download the free smartphone/tablet iNaturalist app beforehand. Learn how to upload a photo to the digital database in the indoor session; then take a short walk to the Oceano Lagoon to practice. Dec. 14, 1-2 p.m. Free. 805-4742667. Oceano Dunes Visitor Center, 555 Pier Ave., Oceano.

POINT SLO LIGHTHOUSE TOURS Docents lead guests on a one-hour tour of the historic site, the buildings, and up to the Lighthouse tower. Please arrive 15 minutes early. All proceeds go directly toward the site’s restoration. Wednesdays, 12 & 1 p.m. and Saturdays, 12, 1 & 2 p.m. $17-$22. 805-540-5771. pointsanluislighthouse.org. Point San Luis Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Rd., Avila Beach.

classic about young Ralphie Parker and his quest for a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun. Back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row. Saturdays, Sundays, 2-4 p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. and Dec. 15, 7-9 p.m. through Dec. 21 $20-$39. 805-786-2440. slorep. org/shows/a-christmas-story-2019/. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo.

TOURS FOR PADDLERS A special tour for visitors who come by ocean. Paddlers will need to clean sand from their feet and dry themselves before the tour so not to damage the antique flooring. Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m. $6.49. 805-540-5771. Point San Luis Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Rd., Avila Beach.

CIVIC BALLET OF SLO: THE NUTCRACKER It is Christmas Eve and Clara is about to have the night of her dreams. Audiences of all ages can marvel at this production accompanied by a live orchestra. Dec. 13-15 pacslo.org. Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, 805-546-3202.

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CIVIC BALLET OF SLO: THE NUTCRACKER It is Christmas Eve and Clara is about to have the night of her dreams. Audiences of all ages will marvel at the magic and wonder of this spectagular, professional production accompanied by a live orchastra. Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Dec. 14, 2 & 7 p.m. and Dec. 15, 2 p.m. $40-$64. 805-7564849. pacslo.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

COMEDY NIGHT AT 7 SISTERS Enjoy live standup comedy from local and touring comics with locally brewed beverages. Second Saturday of every month, 7-9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 805-868-7133. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd., suite 110, San Luis Obispo, 7SistersBrewing.com.

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ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

LOS OSOS VALLEY GARDEN CLUB MEETING Features hands-on fun with plant design and more. Second Thursday of every month, 1-2 p.m. through Dec. 12 Free. Daisy Hill Estates Clubhouse, 1595 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos, 805-528-1551.

SOCRATES: WEEKLY DISCUSSION A weekly discussion group to discuss current and interesting topics. Politics and religion are not discussed. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon Free. coalescebookstore. com. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-772-2880. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 34

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SURFSIDE TENNIS CLUB Saturdays, 9 a.m. Free the first month; $30 per year afterwards. surfsidetennisclub. teamopolis.com. Morro Bay High School, 235 Atascadero Rd., Morro Bay, 805-771-1845. NORTH SLO COU NT Y

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MID-STATE CRUIZERS OF ATASCADERO Open to all auto enthusiasts. Third Thursday of every month, 5:30 p.m. midstatecruizers.org. Round Table, 6915 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 805-466-7111.

AFRICAN DANCE An all levels dance class where you can learn traditional dances from Guinea and West Africa. Accompanied by live drumming. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. $5-$10. afrodance.net. Performance Athletics Gymnastics, 4484 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, 805-547-1496.

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FREE-FOR-ALL MOVIE NIGHTS Each meeting, a movie is selected from a wide variety of GLBT films. Second Friday of every month, 7-10 p.m. Free. galacc. org. GALA Center Gallery, 1060 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

AIKIDO FOR EVERYONE A Japanese martial art designed to stop violence with minimum harm. This class welcomes beginning and experienced students of all levels. Tuesdays, 5:45-7 p.m. $65 for 3 months. 805549-1222. aikidosanluisobispo.com. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo.

FRIDAY NIGHT MAGIC AT CAPTAIN NEMO Refreshments available on site for purchase. Fridays, 5-8 p.m. 4 Booster Buy In. 805-544-6366. Facebook.com/ CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

GALA Q YOUTH GROUP This group serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth (ages 13 through 18). Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. 805-541-4252. galacc.org. GALA Center Gallery, 1060 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

MAH JONGG AT THE MONDAY CLUB Come enjoy a fun and friendly game of Mah Jongg at the Historic Monday Club. Beginners are welcome. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. $5. 805-541-0594. themondayclubslo.org. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. MINIATURE GAMING AT CAPTAIN NEMO Refreshments available on site for purchase. Please park in reserved spaces. Thursdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-5446366. Facebook.com/CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

OPEN GAMING AT CAPTAIN NEMO Board games, card games, and more. Bring any games you’d like. Refreshments available on site for purchase. Please park in Reserved spaces. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-544-6366. facebook.com/pg/CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meets at various locations in SLO County: Arroyo Grande, Oceano, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Cambria, Atascadero, and Paso Robles. No dues/fees. Mondays-Sundays, 6-7 p.m. Free. oacentralcoast.org. San Luis Obispo, Citywide, SLO.

RAINBOW CONNECTION GROUP This group serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth (ages 18 through 26). Meets every Thursday (except the the third of the month). Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. 805-541-4252. galacc. org. GALA Center Gallery, 1060 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

SLO CHESS Anyone is welcome to come and play. New players encouraged. Saturday’s games take place in Morro Bay, at the “big board” on the Embarcadero. Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-5400470. Target, Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo.

AIKIDO SELF DEFENSE FOR ADULTS Taught by fi fth degree black belt instructor Mary Tesoro. Tuesdays, 5:45-7 p.m. $65 for 3 months. 805-549-1222. ae.slcusd. org. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo.

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Glasshead Studio in Atascadero hosts its Holiday Studio Sale on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Browse or shop for a wide variety of handcrafted fused glass pieces of art, jewelry, and other potential holiday gifts. Admission is free. Call (805) 464-2633 or visit glassheadstudio.com to find out more. —C.W. NORTH SLO COU NT Y

GENERAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (NORTH COUNTY) A support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. This group provides the opportunity to connect with individuals in a similar situation. Drop-ins welcome. Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. 805-5442266. hospiceslo.org/support-groups/general-griefsupport-group-0. Hospice SLO County: North County Office, 517 13th St., Paso Robles.

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Hosted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). A free and confidential group of families helping families who have a loved one living with mental health challenges. Third Monday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Life House, 5850 West Mall Rd., Atascadero.

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING A meeting for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction of a loved one. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Free. 805-2215523. The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero. SAN LUIS OBISPO

centered on fostering a strong and diverse community. Each month has a different theme. Third Friday of every month, 6:30 p.m. slolezmix.org. GALA Center Gallery, 1060 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

CHILD LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Hospice SLO County is offering this support group for those grieving the loss of a child. Drop-ins welcome. Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org/support-groups. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

SLO TABLE TENNIS All ages and skill levels welcome.

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SLO LEZ MIX A monthly lesbian gathering and potluck

Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. and Sundays, 4-7 p.m. Free. 805-215-4963. Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo.

TOASTMASTERS WEEKLY MEETING A meeting for those who wish to improve their communication skills and lose their fear of public speaking. Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 a.m. SLO County Government Center, 1055 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805-544-6654.

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BISHOP PEAK CHAPTER OF THE EMBROIDERER’S GUILD OF AMERICA Welcoming those who work with all forms of needlework. Bring a sack lunch. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Grover Beach Community Center, 1230 Trouville Ave., Grover Beach, 805-773-4832.

NIPOMO SENIOR CENTER The center is open fi ve days a week; closed on weekends and holidays. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 805-929-1615. Nipomo Senior Center, 200 E. Dana St., Nipomo.

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CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS MEETING CoDependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a 12-step recovery program for anyone who desires to have healthy and loving relationships with themselves and others. Saturdays, 1-2:15 p.m. Free. 805-203-5875. Cambria Connection, 1069 Main St., Cambria. GRANDPARENTS SUPPORT GROUP Facilitated by Branden Kay with Family Ties. Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Free. 805-592-2701. losososcares.com. Grandparents Support Group, 800 Manzanita Dr., Room 18, Los Osos.

through the holidays with the 2019 Tai Chi Instructor of the Year. Includes deep breathing and moving meditation to improve balance, focus and coordination. Mondays, Wednesdays, 3:45 p.m. and Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 a.m. Call for details. 805-7017397. charvetmartialarts.com. Grateful Body, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

group for those who are caring for a loved one, no matter the diagnosis. Drop-ins welcome. Every other Friday, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP A free support group for those who suffer from Fibromyalgia. Second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon Free. 805-5436236. ccfibro.com. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

HEALING DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP A safe place for anyone dealing with depression who would like to receive support from others. Mondays, 6-7 p.m. Free. 805-528-3194. Hope House Wellness Center, 1306 Nipomo St., San Luis Obispo.

NAR-ANON: LET IT BEGIN WITH ME Nar-Anon is a support group for those who are affected by someone else’s addiction. Tuesdays 805-458-7655. naranoncentralca.org/meetings/meeting-list/. San Luis Obispo, Citywide, SLO.

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AWAKENED PARENTING SITTING GROUP The intention of this group is to provide space for meditation and discussion in a supportive community. Appropriate for parents of children of all ages and anyone interested in exploring awakened parenting. Third Monday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. whiteheronsangha.org. White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach.

GENERAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (SOUTH COUNTY) Hospice SLO County is offering this support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. Held in the Church Care Center. Drop-ins welcome. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org. New Life Pismo, 990 James Way, Pismo Beach.

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HOW TO GET YOUR LOVED ONE SOBER A familyfriendly seminar presented by The Haven’s clinical staff. Open to the public. Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. thehaven.com. The Haven Facitilities, 391 Front St., Grover Beach, NA. NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP A confidential and safe group of families helping families who have a loved one living with mental health challenges. Group doesn’t meet in July, August, or December. Third Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 805-489-9659. Safe Haven, 203 Bridge St., Arroyo Grande.

SPOUSE AND PARTNER LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (SOUTH COUNTY) A Hospice SLO support group for those grieving the loss of a partner or spouse. Held in Room 16. Drop-ins welcome. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org. New Life Pismo, 990 James Way, Pismo Beach.

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BASIC COMPUTER HELP Come to learn basic computer skills. Call to sign up. Thursdays, 8:30-10 a.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

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SEWING CAFE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Sewing Cafe offers various classes and workshop. Call for full schedule. ongoing Sewing Cafe, 541 Five Cities Dr., Pismo Beach, 805-295-6585.

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CARDIO BARRE Barre is a combination of pilates, yoga, and ballet barre technique. In each energizing and targeted workout, guests use the barre and exercise equipment to sculpt, slim, and stretch their bodies. Tuesdays, Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. through Aug. 30 $18; $80 for 5 classes. 805-215-4565. omnistudiomb. com. Omni Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

CHAIR YOGA Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. MOVEMENT FLOW Incorporates yoga, active and resistance stretching, and more. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30-7:30 a.m. 805-776-3676. studiofi tnessmorrobay.com. Studio Fitness, 349 Quintana, Morro Bay. QI GONG CLASS Qi Gong is an ancient and powerful system for physical health and spiritual development. Join certified instructor Devin Wallace for this outdoors class. Please call to register. Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Suggested donation $10. 805-709-2227. Tidelands Park, South end of Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

TAI CHI AND QI GONG BASICS Learn the essentials of breathing and postures and combine them for a moving meditation. Private classes also offered. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8-9 a.m. Varies. 805-701-7397. Morro Bay Martial Arts, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay. TAIJIQUAN AND QIGONG CLASSES Keep calm

GENTLE YOGA Besides traditional yoga poses, you will perform exercises from the Egoscue method, Foundation Training, Active and Resistance Stretching, and more. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. through Dec. 14 $114. 805-549-1222. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo, ae.slcusd.org/. GENTLE YOGA IN SLO Features traditional yoga poses, resistance and active stretching, trigger point therapy, and nerve flossing techniques. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:15-11:30 a.m. $88. 805-549-1222. ae.slcusd.org. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo.

METABOLIC (TOTAL BODY) CONDITIONING In this interval training class, boost your metabolism through a circuit of free weights, body weight, the TRX suspension training system, and more. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:059:05 a.m. through Dec. 14 $95. 805-549-1222. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo, ae.slcusd.org/.

RESTORATIVE FLOW YOGA AT THE MONDAY CLUB Enjoy a restorative/flow yoga class with Kevin Hauber. All proceeds benefi t The Monday Clubhouse Conservancy Capital Campaign. Please bring your own yoga mat. Mondays, 5-6:15 p.m. $15 at door. 805-5410594. themondayclubslo.org. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

STRENGTH TRAINING FOR 50+ Designed specifically for older adults, this class incorporates the TRX suspension training system, exercise balls, and dumbbells to create a safe and effective way to gain strength, improve balance, and increase your flexibility. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:10-10:10 a.m. through Dec. 14 $95. 805-549-1222. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo, ae.slcusd.org/.

YOGA FOR EVERY BODY AND MIND All levels welcome; beginners encouraged. No experience, equipment, or registration required, although participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat and props if available. Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. through Dec. 16 Free. Give yourself the gift of self-care with this yoga class designed for all levels. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat if possible. Dec. 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. 805-781-5783. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. ZUMBA Zumba is a family friendly class at the SLO YMCA, appropriate for ages 8 and over. MondaysWednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Included with Y Membership. 805-543-8235. sloymca.org. SLO County YMCA, 1020 Southwood Dr., San Luis Obispo.

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MINDFUL MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION A practice of breath and body awareness as you move through areas of tension, increase range of motion and strengthen our relationship with the present moment. Saturdays, 9-10:15 a.m. $10 suggested donation. whiteheronsangha.org. White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach.

QI GONG FOR LESS STRESS AND MORE ENERGY The gentle standing movements of Qi Gong can lower your stress, increase flexibility and energy, and decrease depression and joint pain. Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. through Dec. 17 $59 for series or $10 drop in. 805-440-4561. adulted.luciamarschools.org/apps/pages/index. jsp?uREC_ID=768190&type=d&pREC_ID=1213144. Oceano Community Center, 1425 19th St., Oceano. The gentle movements of Qi Gong can lower your stress, increase flexibility and energy, and decrease depression and joint pain. Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. through Dec. 18 $59 for series or $10 drop in. 805-440-4561. Shell Beach Veterans Memorial Building, 230 Leeward Ave., Pismo Beach, pismobeach.org.

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SHOTOKAN KARATE A family-friendly class for ages 8 and over. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m. Included in YMCA membership. 805-543-8235. sloymca.org. SLO County YMCA, 1020 Southwood Dr., San Luis Obispo.

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KIDS BALLET This is a beginner’s class for boys and girls to learn how to expressively move in their bodies while focusing on alignment, coordination, and basic ballet technique. Mondays, 3:30-4:15 p.m. $60 per month. 805-215-4565. omniyogastudio.com. Omni Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay. PAWS TO READ Children are welcome to come read to Berkeley the dog. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Free. 805-5281862. Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Come read to Karly the Dog. Second Friday of every month, 4-5 p.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. TODDLER STORYTIME Hosted by Ms. Kaela. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. A storytime for toddlers ages 18 months-and-up. Share stories, songs, finger plays, bubbles, and more. Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria. YOUTH SELF DEFENSE AND AWARENESS Learn the basics of mixed martial arts. For ages 7 and up. Mondays, Wednesdays, 5:15-6 p.m. 805-701-7397. Morro Bay Martial Arts, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

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DRAMA AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY CLASS: AGES 5-8 Sing, dance, play games, and create stories and characters. Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m. $120 for 10 weeks. 805-709-0761. pyjamadrama.com/us. SLO Movement Arts Center, 2074 Parker St., San Luis Obispo.

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PYJAMA DRAMA: DRAMA AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY CLASSES Drama and imaginative play develops skills that can last a lifetime like the confidence to be brave, desire to share ideas with others, and the joy of solving problems with friends by your side. Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m. and Mondays, 9:30-11 a.m. $12. 805-7090761. pyjamadrama.com. SLO Movement Arts Center, 2074 Parker St., San Luis Obispo.

STAR WARS DAY Celebrate all things Star Wars in the Children’s area. Wear a costume if you want to and join your friends to do some fun activities. Preschool and school ages are welcome. Dec. 20, 3-5 p.m. Free. 805781-5775. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

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OCEANO DUNES VISITOR CENTER Enjoy exhibits of dune and lagoon plant and animal species. End your visit with a stroll behind the center to the fresh-water lagoon. ongoing, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-474-2667. Oceano Dunes Visitor Center, 555 Pier Ave., Oceano.

PLAY EXPLORE CREATE 1 Enjoy various art activities including drawing, painting, building sculptures, and more. Designed for ages 3 to 4. All materials are included. Mondays, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. $20. 805668-2125. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande, lila.community.

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AN EVENING WITH THE GOLDEN ONES Julie Jensen WolfHeart channels messages of Love, Light and Support from the “Golden Ones”. Third Saturday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. $25. 805-489-2432. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

GUIDED SOUND HEALING MEDITATION With Julie Jensen. Third Monday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. $25. 805-489-2432. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

HOUSE OF GOD CHURCH SERVICES Join Pastor Joseph and Amanda Anderson every Sunday for prayer, healing, and more. Sundays, 9:30-11 a.m. 805-888-7714. House of God Church, 946 Rockaway Ave., Grover Beach.

RECOVERY DHARMA SLO COUNTY A peer-led movement using Buddhist practices and principles to overcome addiction through meditation, personal inquiry, and community. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. Free; donations welcomed. NA. The Haven Facitilities, 391 Front St., Grover Beach, thehaven.com. SUNDAY FOR SPIRIT PSYCHIC READINGS Features an assortment of psychic readers. Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Vaires. 805-489-2432. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

YOUTH SERVICES The City Church Central Coast holds youth services for junior high school students. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Free. 805-929-8990. thecitycc.org. Faith Life Community Church, 726 W Tefft St., Nipomo.

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FREE GUIDED MEDITATION GROUP Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-439-2757. meditationintro.com. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

GUIDED MEDITATION CLASS Come learn to meditate in a relaxed setting. Pay attention to each second and increase your awareness of the inner world. Frequent prompts facilitate the focus. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-439-2757. meditationintro.com. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

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RECOVERY DHARMA SLO COUNTY A peer-led movement using Buddhist practices and principles to overcome addiction through meditation, personal inquiry, and community. Saturdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Free, donations welcomed. NA. Community Church of Atascadero, 5850 Rosario Ave., Atascadero, atascaderoucc.org. SAN LUIS OBISPO

ASK SABRINA 30 years of Tarot reading experience. Open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday in SLO County and Thursday and Sunday in South SLO County. ongoing 805-441-4707. asksabrina.com. Private Location, TBA, San Luis Obispo.

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games. Choose from a rotating selection of tabletop games from Whiz Kids. Second Thursday of every month, 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 12 Free admission; donations appreciated.. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. retriever will be available to read with kids in grades K-6 (ages 5–11). Third Wednesday of every month, 4-5 p.m. Free. 805-781-5775. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

Saturdays, 8-10:45 a.m. World Market Parking Lot, 325 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo.

ARROYO GRANDE FARMERS MARKET Includes

MUSEUM GAME NIGHT Enjoy an evening of board

PAWS TO READ AT SLO LIBRARY Milo the golden

12:30 p.m. northcountyfarmersmarkets.com. Templeton Park, 550 Crocker St., Templeton.

HOSPICE SLO COUNTY VOLUNTEER TRAINING

ART CENTER MORRO BAY Seeking volunteers to be docents and/or organize art programs. Mondays-Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. SAN LUIS OBISPO

DRESS A CHILD AROUND THE WORLD Welcoming volunteers to sew simple dresses and shorts for children in developing countries around the world, enabling them to attend school. Please bring a sewing machine in good operating order. Fabric and notions are provided. Third Thursday of every month, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-441-8031. United Church of Christ (Congregational) of San Luis Obispo, 11245 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo.

FELINE NETWORK OF THE CENTRAL COAST Seeking volunteers to provide foster homes for foster kittens or cats with special needs. The Feline Network pays for food, litter, and any medications needed. Volunteers also needed to help with humanely trapping and transporting feral cats for spay/neuter. ongoing 805-549-9228. felinenetwork.org. San Luis Obispo,

“WINE DOWN” MONDAYS Come and “Wine Down” with us on Monday nights. Mondays, 4-9 p.m. 805461-5100. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

Preregistration required. In-Home Volunteers assist individuals with a life-limiting illness and their families by providing caregiver respite, practical assistance, emotional support, companionship, and comfort. Thursdays, 1-6 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo. org/workshops. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

ALL YOU CAN EAT DUNGENESS CRAB Enjoy

LITERACY FOR LIFE TUTOR TRAINING Literacy For Life has a SLO countywide need for tutors. Work one-onone with non-literate adults learning to read, write, and speak English. Tutors must go to both training sessions. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Dec. 14 805-5414219. literacyforlifeslo.org. Union Bank, 995 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

BURGER SUNDAY WITH LONE MADRONE Guests can enjoy elevated lamb, beef, and portobello mushroom burgers grilled by Chef Jeffery Scott. Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Starts at $14. 805-238-0845. Lone Madrone Winery, 5800 Adelaida Rd., Paso Robles, lonemadrone.com.

LOAN CLOSET ASSOCIATE The Riso Family Loan Closet offers short-term use of durable medical equipment to people who are in the healing and recovery process. Volunteer Position: Associate accepts donations, sanitizes and checks-out equipment, and answers phone. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 805-547-7025. Wilshire Community Services, 285 South St., suite J, San Luis Obispo, wilshirecommunityservices.org.

Dungeness crab plus sides of roasted corn, baby potatoes, and more. Wednesdays, 4-9 p.m. through Dec. 31 805-461-5100. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

DAILY HAPPY HOUR AT THE NAUTICAL COWBOY Enjoy happy hour specials at this Central Coast steak and seafood house. ongoing, 4-6 p.m. 805-461-5100. thecarlton.com/dining/the-nautical-cowboy. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

DOLLAR OYSTER WEDNESDAYS Enjoy fresh dollar oysters. Wednesdays, 4-9 p.m. 805-461-5100. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

SLO REP SEEKING VOLUNTEER BARTENDERS

JINGLE AND MINGLE Come celebrate the holidays with some creative art, snacks and wine. Judy Maynard of Workshop Mamas will be teaching us to make dot mandala artwork. Dec. 14, 12-4 p.m. $21-$27. 805-2269060. Changala Winery, 3770 Willow Creek Rd., Paso Robles, changalawinery.com.

Must be 21 or over. All volunteers receive complimentary tickets. Email volunteer@slorep.org for more info. ongoing slorep.org. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-786-2440.

PRIME RIB SUNDAYS Enjoy a Sunday Supper that warms the soul. Sundays, 4-9 p.m. Varies. 805-4615100. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

FOOD & DRINK

ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR AT LUNA RED Enjoy $6

MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels, San Luis Obispo, needs noon time drivers. Must have own car to deliver prepared meals. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 805-235-8870. San Luis Obispo, Citywide, SLO.

FARMERS MARKETS BAYWOOD FARMERS MARKET Mondays, 2-4:30

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HAPPY HOUR: BROKEN EARTH WINERY Join us after work on Wednesdays for Happy Hour with special by the glass pricing. Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. 805-2392562. brokenearthwinery.com/events/Happy-Hour. Broken Earth Winery, 1650 Ramada Dr., Paso Robles. NORTH SLO COU NT Y

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evening outdoors while enjoying delicious wood-fired pizza and yard games. Fridays, 4-7 p.m. $19.95 for adults; $12.95 for kids. 805-927-4200. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, cambriapineslodge.com.

p.m. northcountyfarmersmarkets.com. Baywood Farmers Market, Santa Maria and 2nd Street, Los Osos.

MORRO BAY MAIN STREET FARMER MARKET Every Saturday 2:30-5:30 p.m., year round, rain or shine. Delightful mix of local farm fresh products, baked goods, crafts, and art from more than 30 vendors. Saturdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Morro Bay Main Street Farmers Market, Main Street and Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay, 928-350-5960, facebook.com/ MorroBayMainStreetFarmersMarket/.

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ATASCADERO FARMERS MARKET Visit site for info on featured music artists and chefs. Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. Free. visitatascadero.com. Sunken Gardens, 6505 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

CAMBRIA FARMERS MARKET Fridays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Free. 805-395-6659. cambriafarmersmarket.com. Cambria Veterans Memorial Hall, 1000 Main St., Cambria. PASO ROBLES FARMERS MARKET Tuesdays, 9-11:30 a.m. northcountyfarmersmarkets.com. Paso Robles Farmers Market, Spring and 11th Street, Paso Robles.

TEMPLETON FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9 a.m.-

SAN LUIS OBISPO bites, sangria, draft beer, house wine, and spirits. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 805-640-5243. lunaredslo.com/menus/. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo.

THE BLACK GLASS CHALLENGE AT CROMA VERA Test your blind tasting skills. Winners get their names listed on the front board and posted to social media. Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $12. 805-946-1685. cromavera.com/events/. Croma Vera Wines, 3592 Broad St., suite 106, San Luis Obispo.

FRIDAY NIGHT PINT NIGHT Buy logo glass for $8 and bring it in every Friday for $2 off refills. Wine offered at happy hour pricing. Fridays, 4-10 p.m. Free. 805868-7133. 7sistersbrewing.com/events-page. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd., suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

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DANA CAFE: SALT TASTING AND PAIRING A hands-on class that will teach you how to pair different seasoning salts, olive oils, and cuisine. Dec. 14, 10 a.m.1 p.m. $50. 805-929-5679. danaadobe.org. DANA Adobe Cultural Center, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo.

DANA CAFE: TAMALE MAKE AND TAKE A handson class that will teach you the basic steps to make traditional Mexican style tamales. All ingredients and equipment will be provided. There are only ten spots available. Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. 805-929-5679. danaadobe.org. DANA Adobe Cultural Center, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo. Δ

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Music BY GLEN STARKEY

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Versus!

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Three amazing players, one incredible free show!

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t takes a certain level of audacity (or a healthy sense of humor) to name your first album Greatest Hits, but that’s exactly what funky duo Amendola Vs. Blades did in 2016. Now the drummer and organist have released Everybody Wins, and instead of doing all the heavy lifting themselves, they added in a few extra players like saxophonist Skerik (Les Claypool, Garage A Trois), percussionist Cyro Baptista (Herbie Hancock, Sting), keyboardist Rob Burger (Tin Hat Trio, Laurie Anderson), and guitarist Jeff Parker (Tortoise), the last of whom will join them as Amendola Vs. Blades Vs. Parker this Saturday, Dec. 14, in the 4 Cats Café (7:30 p.m.; all ages; free). All three are amazing jazz musicians who don’t let labels or genres limit their sonic explorations, moving through various styles and moods. According to Amendola, the “Vs.” in their band name “is about how we mess with each other. It’s one fun part of our personal connection, our friendship. We take the art of what we do seriously, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Gotta have fun, mess with each other ... and keep improvising!” These three hot players will be cooking up an improvised stew of groove grease, funk, and soulful jazz. Don’t miss it!

One, Two, Three ... Go!

Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents once again teams up with Morro Bay’s The Siren to deliver three great shows this weekend, starting with the return of Dustbowl Revival on Friday, Dec. 13 (7:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $18 presale at Boo Boo’s and eventbrite.com, or $20 at the door), with percussive duo Bear Market Riot opening. Dustbowl is

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ANDY SCOTT LIVE Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com. BANJERDAN LIVE Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

BOBBY MALONE LIVE Enjoy wine and live music at Twin Coyotes Winery before you head to the Cambria Christmas Lights. Dec. 13, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $10 wine tasting; wine, cheese tray for purchase. 805-927-9800. twincoyotes.com/. Twin Coyotes Winery, 2020 Main St., Cambria.

BOBBY MALONE LIVE Saturdays, 3-6 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

CAMBRIA COMMUNITY CHORALE: ALLELUIA The Chorale, under the direction of Ed Hughes, celebrates the season with a selection of familiar holiday music, as

GROOVE GREASE Amendola Vs. Blades Vs. Parker brings their funky improvised drum, organ, and guitar sound to 4 Cats Café on Dec. 14, with Wil Blades (left), Scott Amendola (right), and Jeff Parker (not pictured). PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT BIZER

SMALL TOWN, BIG EMOTIONS Anti- Records recording artist Jade Jackson plays The Siren on Dec. 14, celebrating the release of her excellent new album, Wilderness.

a kick-ass American roots act with a great horn section, an incredible singer in Liz Beebe, and terrific songs that can range from bluegrass to soul. If you’re among the uninitiated, go online and check out some of their music. There’s a great busking video of them covering “Me & Julio Down by the School Yard,” or their amazing collaboration with Dick Van Dyke on “Never Had to Go,” or the dirty barnburner “Busted.” They’re touring in support of their new album,

well as several fun new arrangements to entertain you. Dec. 15, 2-4 p.m. $20. 805-203-6876. cambriachorale. org. Community Presbyterian Church of Cambria, 2250 Yorkshire Dr., Cambria.

FAMOUS JAZZ ARTIST SERIES Charlie and Sandi Shoemake’s Famous Jazz Artist Series presents songs about winter, Christmas, and audience requests. Features Rich Severson on guitar, Matthew Evans on bass, Charlie Shoemake on vibes, and Sandi Shoemake on vocals. Dec. 15, 4-6:15 p.m. $10-$20. 805-9270179. talsanmusic.com. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria.

JON STEPHENS LIVE Thursdays, 5 p.m. Free. 805927-0175. lascambritas.com. Las Cambritas, 2336 Main St., Cambria.

LIVE MUSIC AT OLD CAYUCOS TAVERN Fridays,

Is It You, Is It Me, and their live show is incendiary! Local gal made good, Jade Jackson, plays on Saturday, Dec. 14 (7:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $15 presale at Boo Boo’s and eventbrite.com or $17 at the door), with LA Edwards opening. The country chanteuse and Santa Margarita native started writing very personal songs and singing locally in various cafés, but eventually Jackson caught the ear of Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness, who guided her to listen to Lucinda Williams to hone her sound, got her signed to Anti- Records, and took her out on the road to open for Social D. Since then, Jackson has come into her own, garnering glowing write-ups in the national press and releasing a second album on Anti-, Wilderness, another collection of soulful country songs that

are autobiographical and emotionally healing. They stem from a terrible accident for Jackson at age 20, which led to a subsequent addiction to pain killers, quitting cold turkey, and spiraling into depression. This album is about rising from those ashes. Finally, bassist Charlie Hunter and vocalist Lucy Woodward with drummer Doug Belote appear on Sunday, Dec. 15 (7:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $25 presale at Boo Boo’s and eventbrite.com or $30 at the door), delivering their exhilarating blast of jazzy blues, soul, and funk.

LOUIE ORTEGA LIVE Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m. Cambria

singalongs, originals, and more. Dec. 13, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-772-8388. The Savory Palette (formerly Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

MARCUS DIMAGGIO LIVE Fridays, 3-6 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com. THE REAL BLUES JAM SOUTH Ted Waterhouse hosts. All levels welcome. Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 805-704-5116. tedwaterhouse. com. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay.

SLOFOLKS PRESENTS PEPPINO D’AGOSTINO Peppino is a maestro of fingerstyle guitarists. Dec. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. $20. 805-772-2880. slofolks.org. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.

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Saturdays Free. 805-995-3209. oldcayucostavern.com. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave., Cayucos.

Peppino is a maestro of fingerstyle guitarists. Dec. 14, 7:30-10 p.m. $20. 805-238-0725. slofolks.org. Castoro Cellars, 1315 N. Bethel Rd., Templeton.

LIVE MUSIC AT STAX Thursdays, Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

SONGS FOR A WINTER’S NIGHT Singer-songwriter-

Free. 805-772-5055. staxwine.com. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

keyboardist Donna Phillips warms your heart with seasonal and winter holiday favorites, Christmas carol

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GONE SOLO Ethan Burns of Ragged Jubilee will play music from his upcoming solo album on Dec 13, at Talley Vineyard.

Burns so good

I’ve only heard three of the songs off Ragged Jubilee frontman Ethan Burns’ upcoming debut solo album, but each one has got a deep thread of cool running through it. Each fever dream song features spartan instrumentation, some well-picked acoustic guitar work, and some eerie peddle steel slithering through the songs. “Long Lost Lover” showcases Burns’ rustic and emotive voice, a plaintive rasp STARKEY continued page 44

SONGS FOR THE SEASON Come join the

DEC. 12 – DEC. 19 2019

Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve at the unique Fog’s End Barn for the annual Songs for the Season. Great food, live seasonal music, wine and drawings/auction all make for a delightful afternoon while supporting the Ranch. Dec. 14, 2-4:30 p.m. $20. 805-927-2856. ffrpcambria.org. Fog’s End Barn, 2735 Main St., Cambria.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY FEATURES CHRIS PIERCE Consummate Soul Man Chris Pierce has released eight independent albums worldwide. Dec. 16, 6:30-9 p.m. Free; tips accepted. 805-772-8388. songwritersatplay.com. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601

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ST BENEDICT’S CHURCH SINGERS: CHRISTMAS CONCERT St Benedict’s Church Singers present their annual gift to the community with a concert of carols and poetry readings. Dec. 15, 3-4 p.m. Free. 805-5280654. stbenslososos.org. St. Benedict’s Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln., Los Osos.

TED WISE: GUITAR AND VOCALS A subtle acoustic backdrop to complement wining, dining, and coastal lifestyle. Third Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m. Free. 559-361-5144. reverbnation.com/ tedwiseguitarandvocals. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

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ADAM LEVINE AND JUDY PHILBIN Levine and Philbin perform live jazz. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805238-2834. labellasera.com. Enoteca Restaurant and Bar, 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles.

ATASCADERO COMMUNITY BAND HOLIDAY SAMPLER Free admission, refreshments, and parking. All donations benefit the Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles. Dec. 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. atascaderoband. org. Pavilion on the Lake, 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero.

THE BELMORES LIVE Singer-songwriter-storytellers. Dec. 20, 6-9 p.m. 805-461-5100. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero. HAPPY HOLIDAYS WITH THE IN TIME TRIO The In Time Trio brings you an afternoon of pure holiday entertainment and fun. Their tight harmonies and sassy moves bring to life some of America’s best loved holiday music. Dec. 15, 4-6 p.m. $10-$15. 805-227-6800. danbino.com. D’anbino Vineyards and Cellars, 710 Pine St., Paso Robles.

HOLIDAY BRASS Presented by Symphony of the Vines. Dec. 15, 4 p.m. my805tix.com. Community Church of Atascadero, 5850 Rosario Ave., Atascadero, 805-466-9108. HOLIDAY BRASS: ATASCADERO Add brass and class to your holiday season with Symphony of the Vines Brass Quintet. The concert program combines

original compositions for brass with holiday favorites by some of Hollywood’s greatest arrangers and composers. Dec. 15, 4-5:30 p.m. $15-$30. 805-2350687. symphonyofthevines.org. Community Church of Atascadero, 5850 Rosario Ave., Atascadero.

LIVE MUSIC AT ASUNCION RIDGE Fridays, Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-237-1425. asuncionridge. com. Asuncion Ridge, 725 12th St., Paso Robles.

PINT NIGHT MUSIC AT SWEET SPRINGS SALOON Features local bands and beer specials. Thursdays, 6 p.m.-midnight 805-439-0969. sweetspringssaloon.com. Sweet Springs Saloon, 990 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos.

THE REAL BLUES JAM NORTH All Blues musicians, regardless of experience, are welcome to join this jam session. Hosted by Ted Waterhouse with Bruce Willard and Dean Giles. Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5 donation/ musicians exempt. 805-704-5116. danbino.com. D’anbino Vineyards and Cellars, 710 Pine St., Paso Robles. ROBERT VESNAVER LIVE Dec. 14, 6-9 p.m. and Dec. 21, 6-9 p.m. 805-461-5100. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero. SATURDAY LIVE Live music every Saturday afternoon. Wine and lunch offerings available for purchase. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-227-4812. vinarobles. com. Vina Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles. SONGWRITERS AT PLAY Presented by Steve Key. Different acts every weekend. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805- 226-8881. sculpterra.com. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY FEATURES JENN ROGAR One of Sacramento’s top singer-songwriters, Jenn Rogar is a rabblerouser, a folksinger in the tradition of Holly Near and Joan Baez, using her music as a tool to educate and incite pacifism and activism and awareness. Dec. 22, 1-4 p.m. Free; tips accepted. 805-226-8881. songwritersatplay.com. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

VERN SANDERS LIVE This jazz pianist covers songs from the Great American Songbook. Sundays, 5-8 p.m. 805-238-2834. Enoteca Restaurant and Bar, 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles, labellasera.com/enoteca-restaurant.

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Harmony will be live in downtown SLO. Dec. 22, 8 p.m. $36. 805-546-8600. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

BUILT TO SPILL LIVE Special guest acts Slam Dunk and Sunbathe will open the show. Dec. 20, 7 p.m. $25. 805-546-8600. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

CABARET SINGING AND PERFORMANCE CLASS Come improve your vocal skills so that you have more fun singing cabaret, Broadway, and karaoke. Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $145 for 8 weeks; $20 to drop-in. 805-400-5335. Cabaret805.com. Cuesta College, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

CENTRAL COAST YOUTH CHORUS: HOME Features six youth choirs. Dec. 14, 3 p.m. and Dec. 15, 3 p.m. my805tix.com. SLO United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-7580.

CUESTA WIND ENSEMBLE AND CUESTA CHOIRS The Cuesta College Choirs and Wind Ensemble join forces for a musical extravaganza celebrating the winter season. Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. $10-$15. 805-546-3198. Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, cuesta.edu.

GUITARIST JAY LEACH Guitarist Jay Leach returns to the SLO Library for a special holiday concert. Dec. 13, 1-2 p.m. Free. 805-781-5989. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. GYPSY JAZZ NIGHT With the Gypsy All Stars: Laurel Mitchel (vocals), Daniel Cimo (violin), James Gallardo, Ben Arthur, and Toan Chau. Every other Thursday, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Barrelhouse Brewing Co. Speakeasy, 1033 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-296-1128, barrelhousebrewing.com.

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH AVE: BY THE FIRESIDE Features festive songs performed by AVE, the Central Coast Youth Chorus’ premier treble ensemble. Dec. 20, 7-9 p.m. $5-$10. my805tix.com. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-5451.

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Leach returns to the SLO Library for a special holiday concert. Dec. 13, 1-2 p.m. Free. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

JINGLE ALL THE WAY: SLO WIND ORCHESTRA This December concert offers works rarely heard at holiday time: Bach, Howard Hanson, a new work by David Rackley, and Jingle Them Bells, a holiday mash-up by today’s pre-eminent female band composer, Julie Giroux. Dec. 15, 3-5 p.m. $10-$30. 805-464-9434. slowinds.org. Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

LIVE MUSIC AND FROG AND PEACH Enjoy live music and craft beer seven nights a week. ongoing Complimentary admission. Frog and Peach Pub, 728 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, 805-595-4764, frogandpeachpub.com. LIVE MUSIC AT MOTHER’S TAVERN Fridays, 7:3010:30 p.m. Free. 805-541-8733. motherstavern.com. Mother’s Tavern, 725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo.

LUNA LIVE WITH JUSTIN PECOT Lead guitarist of touring band Young Doubliners. Dec. 12, 8-10 p.m. lunaredslo.com. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243. NOCHE CALIENTE Fridays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 805-541096. slograd.com. The Graduate, 990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo. OHGEESY LIVE Ohgeesy will be live in downtown SLO. Special guest, 1TakeJay, will open the show. Dec. 12, 8-11:59 p.m. $28. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805-5468600. SAN LUIS OBISPO MASTER CHORALE: HOLIDAY TIDINGS AND SING-ALONG MESSIAH The first half of the performance is a sing-along of famous choruses from Handel’s “Messiah” followed by music of brass, choir, and the Forbes Pipe Organ. Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Adult: $20. 805-756-4849. pacslo.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

SUNDAY SERENADE Features a different acoustic act each week. Sundays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bang The Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd., San Luis Obispo, 805-242-

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ACOUSTIC SUNDAYS Sundays, 3-6 p.m. Seaventure Restaurant, 100 Oceanview Ave., Pismo Beach, 805779-1779, seaventure.com.

BLUES MASTERS JAM Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, AG, 1462 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, 805-474-8525, figmtnbrew.com/. A COMMUNITY SING ALONG: ONE MIGHTY LIGHT CHOIR. A holiday community sing along, with a special performance from the One Mighty Light Choir. This will be a joy filled night of song and celebration suitable for the whole family. Dec. 22, 6-8 p.m. Donation. 805-788-4777. 5 Cities Unity Church, 789 Valley Road, Arroyo Grande.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC Enjoy live music and food on the patio. Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 805489-9099. branchstreeetdeli.com. Branch Street Deli, 203 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande.

HOLIDAY BRASS Presented by Symphony of the Vines. Dec. 18, 7 p.m. my805tix.com. Monarch Club, 1645 Trilogy Pkway., Nipomo, 805-343-9459. LIDO LIVE Live music at Lido at Dolphin Bay. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-773-8900. thedolphinbay.com/lido. Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay, 2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach. LIVE MUSIC AT PUFFERS Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 805-773-6563. puffersofpismo.com. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach.

LIVE MUSIC AT SCOTTY’S Enjoy live music from local artists, cocktails, and food. Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Scotty’s Bar and Grill, 750 Price St., Pismo Beach, 805773-1922, scottysbarpismo.com.

THE WAVEBREAKERS BAND LIVE AT POP Two men and a banjo player plus the best popular music of the 1950s to 1980s. Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805773-6563. puffersofpismo.com/. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach.

WEDNESDAYS: LIVE MUSIC Enjoy live music in the fireplace room. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Seaventure Restaurant, 100 Oceanview Ave., Pismo Beach, 805779-1779, seaventure.com.

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ABOUT TIME LIVE Features vegan food from Plant Ivy for purchase. Dec. 20, 7-9 p.m. Naughty Oak Brewing Co., 165 S Broadway St. suite 102, Orcutt, 805-2879663, naughtyoak.com.

DIFFERENT STRINGS LIVE Features catering from Barbecue in the Stix. Dec. 13, 5:30-9 p.m. Naughty Oak Brewing Co., 165 S Broadway St. suite 102, Orcutt, 805-287-9663, naughtyoak.com.

GHOST MONSTER LIVE As part of Naughty Oak’s third anniversary party. Dec. 14, 7-10 p.m. Naughty Oak Brewing Co., 165 S Broadway St. suite 102, Orcutt, 805-287-9663, naughtyoak.com. GLORIA MANTOOTH AND SOUL FYAH Second

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Saturday of every month, 6-8 p.m. Anthony’s, 859 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe, 805-219-0977.

HAVANA NIGHTS Enjoy live music acts, including Victor Valencia and others. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Cubanissimo Cuban Coffee House, 4869 S. Bradley Rd., Orcutt.

LIVE MUSIC AT COSTA DE ORO Enjoy live music and complimentary appetizers every week. Thursdays, Fridays, 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Free. Costa De Oro Winery, 1331 S. Nicholson Ave., Santa Maria, 805-922-1468, cdowinery.com.

LIVE MUSIC AT MOXIE CAFE Enjoy live music from local artists, food, and drinks. Thursdays-Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. Free admission. moxiecafe.com/music/. Moxie Cafe, 1317 W. McCoy Ln., Santa Maria, 805-361-2900.

LIVE MUSIC AT NAUGHTY OAK Enjoy a different musical act and food vendor every Friday evening. Fridays, 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Naughty Oak Brewing Co., 165 S Broadway St. suite 102, Orcutt, 805-287-9663, naughtyoak.com.

LIVE MUSIC AT O’SULLIVAN’S Featuring live entertainment from local and touring alternative, indie, rock, punk, reggae, ska, alt-country, and other left-ofcenter musicians several times throughout each month. ongoing Free. O’Sullivan’s Pub, 633 E. Main St., Santa Maria, 805-925-0658, osullivanspub.net.

LIVE MUSIC AT PRESQU’ILE Different acts every third Friday evening. Third Friday of every month, 4-6 p.m. Free. Presqu’ile Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile Dr., Santa Maria, 805-937-8110, presquilewine.com.

MIKE CRUZ LIVE Dec. 13, 7-10 p.m. Free admission.

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Songwriters At Play presents folk artist Jenn Rogar at Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Rogar strives to use her music as a tool to incite pacifism and activism. Admission is free, but tips are accepted. Call (805) 226-8881 or visit songwritersatplay.com to find out more. —Caleb Wiseblood 0496, vinoetamicis.com.

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CSM WINTER RECITALS 2019 Features an adult recital (Dec. 20) and a youth recital (Dec. 21). Proceeds will benefit the Certain Sparks Music Foundation. Dec. 20, 7-9 p.m. and Dec. 21, 5-9 p.m. csmusicfoundation. org. Lompoc Wine Factory, 321 N. D St., Lompoc, 805243-8398.

SIP MUSIC CLUB Pairing music and local wine with 4 seasonal releases each calendar year. Price includes 3 VIP access tickets to each SipMusic event, and 1 album and 1 bottle of premium wine every 3 months. ongoing $40. Lompoc Wine Factory, 321 N. D St., Lompoc, 805243-8398, lompocwinefactory.com.

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CADILLAC ANGELS LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Dec. 21, 1-4 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html.

THE CAVERNS LIVE Dec. 21, 8-11 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org. CHEYENNE SKYE LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Dec. 14, 5-8 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html.

CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD: SYV CHORALE A purposefully eclectic program of beloved and familiar carols, forgotten classics, and new fare performed by local singers and musicians. Dec. 14, 7:30-9 p.m. and Dec. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. $15 adults; $10 seniors and youth; $2 fee for online. syvchorale.org. Solvang Veterans Memorial Hall, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, NA.

CLAUDE HOPPER’S ANNUAL HOLLERDAY HOOTENANNY A live holiday-themed performance from musician Claude Hopper. Dec. 21, 5-8 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/entertainment. html.

THE DYLAN ORTEGA BAND As part of KRAZy Country Honky-Tonk Thursday. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Dec. 13, 6-9 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html.

LIV AND STARLING LIVE Dec. 15, 12-4 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805686-4785, mavericksaloon.org. LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO Local acts perform every Saturday. Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org. PODS LIVE A.k.a. The Politics of Dancing. Dec. 20, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org. PULL THE TRIGGER LIVE Local country band. Dec. 14, 8-11 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

RANKIN’ FILE LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Dec. 15, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern. com/entertainment.html.

SOUNDHOUSE LIVE Dec. 13, 8-11 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

SUNDAY ROUND-UP Enjoy live music on the patio and special menu offerings every Sunday morning. Sundays, 11 a.m. Free. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

TOM BALL AND KENNY SULTAN LIVE Enjoy a blend of guitar and harmonica blues, and rags, and good time music. Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Sundays, 1:15-4 p.m. Free. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern. com/entertainment.html.

WILL BREMAN LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Dec. 21, 1-4 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html. THE YULES LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Dec. 20, 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/entertainment.html.

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for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Dec. 14, 1-4 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html.

BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS WITH A-TOWN BALLROOM Dance lessons with Cammie Velci and

JOHNNY CLASHERS LIVE Dec. 22, 12-4 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

LEFT HAND LIONS LIVE Food and drinks available

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Brian Reeves. Singles and couples from all levels of experience are welcome. Mondays, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. $10-$15. 888-395-4965. atownballroom.

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DANCE LESSON AND DANCE PARTY Come learn a variety of ballroom, swing, and Latin dances. Followed by a potluck dance party. Sundays, 5-7:30 p.m. $10. 888-395-4965. atownballroom.com/. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero. DANCE LESSONS WITH CAMMIE AND BRIAN Come learn a variety of ballroom, swing, and latin dances. Mondays, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. $10. 888-3954965. atownballroom.com/. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero.

SUNDAY DANCE PARTIES A weekly dance party that includes free dance lessons. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Free; $5 on DJ nights. 888-395-4965. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero.

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CONTRA DANCE WITH THE GROWLING OLD GEEZERS Features Oakland caller Lynn Ackerson and local band Growling Old Geezers. Dec. 14, 5-10 p.m. $5-$10. cccds.org. Odd Fellows Hall, 520 Dana St., San Luis Obispo, 805-544-0876.

COUNTRY NIGHT Thursdays, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 805-5410969. slograd.com. The Graduate, 990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo. LA MILONGUITA W/ DANIEL ARIAS: TANGO CLASS AND DANCE All levels welcome. Second Saturday of every month, 7-10:30 p.m. through Dec. 14 $10 class; $7 dance. 805-762-4688. facebook.com/ Milongas.805/. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

LUNA NOCHE: SLO’S NEWEST LATE NIGHT Every Friday and Saturday night, Luna Red will transform into Luna Noche, an alluring late night series full of eclectic music and dancing. Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. through Dec. 28 lunaredslo.com/luna-noche/. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243.

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rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. Mondays-Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. sloymca.org/Classes. SLO County YMCA, 1020 Southwood Dr., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-8235.

Thursdays, 6 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

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DJ CAMOTE Thursdays, 5 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-7731010, harryspismobeach.com.

DJ DRUMZ AT MONGO’S Fridays Free. 805-4893639. mongossaloon.com. Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach.

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805 NIGHTS For ages 21-and-over only. Come enjoy dancing to your favorite music videos. Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. 805-219-0977. Anthony’s, 859 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe.

DJ VEGA: OLD SCHOOL AND PARTY MIX Saturdays, 9 p.m. Anthony’s, 859 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe, 805-219-0977.

HULA DANCING Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. 805-598-6772. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

LINE DANCING Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. $5. 805-3101827. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt. NIGHTLIFE AT RANCHO BOWL Enjoy DJ’s 6 nights a week in the Rancho Bar and Lounge. For ages 21-andover. Tuesdays-Sundays, 9 p.m. Free. 805-925-2405. ranchobowl.com/nightlife. Rancho Bowl, 128 E Donovan Rd., Santa Maria.

RANDY LATIN PARTY MIX Fridays, 9:30 p.m. Anthony’s, 859 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe, 805-219-0977.

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THIRSTY THURSDAYS WITH DJ VEGA Playing today’s and yesterday’s hits. No cover charge. Bring your dancing shoes. Thursdays, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Free. 805-478-3980. DJ’s Saloon, 724 E Ocean Ave., Lompoc.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY OPEN MIC An open mic for all

musicians, poets, and comedians. Familyfriendly. Performers get DEC. 12 – DEC. 19 a free beer. Sundays, 5-7 2019 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7sistersbrewing.com/calendar. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd., suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

ages hosted by Professor Matt Saxking Tuttle. Fridays, Saturdays, 5-7 p.m. Free. San Simeon Lodge Restaurant, 9520 Castillo Dr., San Simeon.

FRONT ROW KARAOKE Thursdays, 9 p.m. 773-1010.

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OPEN MIC WITH MATT SAXKING TUTTLE All ages and skill levels welcome. Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. through April 16 Free. 916-694-9466. San Simeon Lodge Lounge, 9520 Castillo Dr., San Simeon. UNCORK THE MIC Producer of Uncork the Mic, Michelle Morrow presents a featured singer/ songwriter each Monday evening. The event is an unconventional open mic session with a unique format. Email uncorkthemic@gmail.com to sign up. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-5055. staxwinebar.com/events2/. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

UNCORK THE MIC: AN UNCONVENTIONAL OPEN MIC SESSION Hosted by Michelle Morrow. This session features a singer/songwriter/musician each week. To be featured on Uncork the Mic, email uncorkthemic@gmail.com. Mondays-Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-5055. Staxwine.com. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

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OPEN MIC/ KARAOKE NIGHT Open mic performers will include local winemakers and musical acts. Bring your own snacks. Second Friday of every month, 5:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-237-2389. darkstarcellars.com. Dark Star Cellars, 2985 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles.

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KARAOKE NIGHT SUNDAYS AT BUFFALO PUB AND GRILL Sundays, 8 p.m. Free. 805-544-5155. Buffalo Pub And Grill, 717 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, harryspismobeach.com.

JAWZ KARAOKE Thursdays, 9 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-7731010, harryspismobeach.com.

KARAOKE WITH DJ SAM Sundays Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 805-489-3639.

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KARAOKE WITH DJ RANDY Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Anthony’s, 859 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe, 805-2190977.

KARAOKE WITH DJ RICARDO Thursdays, 9-11:30 p.m. spotoneventservices.com. Blast 825 Brewery, 241 S Broadway St., Ste. 101, Orcutt, 805-934-3777. KARAOKE WITH YSABEL Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Anthony’s, 859 Guadalupe St., Guadalupe, 805-219-0977. WEDNESDAY NIGHT KARAOKE Guests are welcome to take the stage and sing. Wednesdays, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 805-863-8292. Louie B’s, 213 E. Main St., Santa Maria. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

KARAOKE AT SOLVANG BREW Thursdays Free. Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-688-2337. OPEN MIC NIGHT AT SOLVANG BREW Wednesdays Free. Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-688-2337. Δ

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Music PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY GOYETTE

Strictly Starkey PHOTO COURTESY OF WINTERDANCE

CELTIC CHRISTMAS Winterdance, featuring Molly’s Revenge and the Murray Irish Dancers, happens Dec. 18, in the South Bay Community Center.

MERRY DAMON The Damon Castillo Holiday Variety Hour (and a half) is free to the public on Dec. 15, on the Court Street Terrace.

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that laments a love gone wrong: “My heart felt weary as I placed my head in my hands. You’re the lover that will not let me be man.” The sinister and cinematic sounding “Space Cowboy” sounds like a Spaghetti Western meets film noir with the added haunting touch of some whistling. It feels like a midnight walk through a graveyard: “Moonlight on my face. I wouldn’t have it any other way but I don’t want anyone but you.” “A Million Miles” brings in a little Chris Isaak vibe: “Lord, I don’t care how you feel. Ain’t that the way that it starts. A millions miles from here is my heart. I’ll leave you chasing my shadow.” The upcoming album, entitled Illusion, is due on in early 2020. For now, you can see Ethan Burns this Friday, Dec. 13, at Talley Vineyards (5 p.m.; $35 at talleyvineyards.com or at the door; includes appetizers by Field to Table).

A Very Castillo Christmas

Damon Castillo has cooked up a little holiday fun for you this Sunday, Dec. 15, in what he’s billing as The Damon Castillo Holiday Variety Hour (and a half) on the Court Street Terrace (5 p.m.; all ages; free but register at eventbrite. com/e/damon-castillo-holiday-varietyshow-tickets). Hosted by The San Luis Collection, Castillo promises “a fun evening of music, laughs, and the holiday spirit!” He’ll be joined by Inga Swearingen, Eric Cotton, Jineanne Coderre, Zach Johnson, and the Damon Castillo Band! It’s totally free, but 100 percent of donations and raffle prize proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County.

Celtic Christmas!

If you want to hear some amazing Celtic Christmas music and witness some incredible Irish dancers, the place to be this Wednesday, Dec, 18, is Los Osos’ South Bay Community Center for the 14th Annual Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration (7 p.m.; all ages; $25 presale at brownpapertickets. com or $29 general; $10 for children 13 and under). KCBX 90.1FM and Molly’s Revenge,

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with guest vocalist Amelia Hogan and the Murray Irish Dancers, will present this “evening of music, song, and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new, all played with a Celtic twist, and something new for our regulars,” organizers said. This lively evening of song and dance will hit you right in the holiday spirit!

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composer, Julie Giroux. Cuesta faculty vocalist Alba Franco-Cancèl delights with ‘O Holy Night,’ and everybody joins in on the traditional carol sing-along,” organizers said. Christmas cheer is pretty much guaranteed at the 12th annual Rotary Christmas & Holiday Sing-Along when it returns to the Clark Center on Sunday, Dec. 15 (4 p.m.; all ages; $12 adults, $6 children and students at (805) 489-9444 or online at clarkcenter. org). “Attendees will enjoy a fun-filled afternoon featuring great regional musical groups while also joining their family and friends in singing all their favorite Christmas and holiday songs,” organizers promise. Santa will also be on hand along with complimentary holiday goodies and drinks in the lobby at the conclusion of the show. If you’d rather listen to amazing Christmas music than participate, check out the In Time Trio when they present an afternoon of holiday songs featuring their tight harmony vocals this Sunday, Dec. 15, in D’Anbino’s Paso Robles tasting room (4 p.m.; 21-and-older; $15 at (805) 227-6800). These three ladies have some serious pipes and sing beautifully together! Δ

Guitar wiz Peppino D’Agostino plays two SLOfolks shows this week: Coalesce Bookstore on Friday, Dec. 13 (7 p.m.; all ages; $20 at (805) 772-2880); and Castoro Cellars on Saturday, Dec. 14 (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $20 at (805) 238-0725). Expect amazing compositions and incredible playing. Mother-and-son duo Dime Box Band plays Sculpterra Winery this Sunday, Dec. 15, as part of the Songwriters at Play showcase series (1 p.m.; all ages; free). Dime Box’s Kristi Callan and her son, James, are touring in support of their new album, Happy. Special guests include Amanda Lovelady and Susan Kotler. Get your hot swinging jazz fix when The Royal Garden Swing Orchestra plays the next Basin Street Regulars’ concert this Sunday, Dec. 15 (1 p.m.; Keep up with New Times Senior Staff all ages; $10 at the door), in the Pismo Vets’ Hall. The orchestra is made up of Writer Glen Starkey via Twitter at twitter. local professional musicians and has com/glenstarkey, friend him at facebook. more than 200 special arrangements of com/glenstarkey, or contact him at memorable tunes from the swing era to gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. modern classics PHOTO COURTESY OF IN TIME TRIO The SLO Wind Orchestra presents Jingle All the Way in the CPAC at Cuesta College on Sunday, Dec. 15 (3 to 5 p.m.; all ages; $20 general, $30 VIP, $10 students at slowinds.org). “Our December concert offers works rarely heard at holiday time: some Bach, some Howard Hanson, a new work by David Rackley; and Jingle Them Bells, a fun holiday mash-up by today’s preTIGHT VOCAL HARMONIES The In Time Trio bring their eminent woman band harmony-rich holiday sounds to D’Anbino on Dec. 15.


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The Cambria Library hosts its Stuffed Animal Sleepover event on Friday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children are welcome to drop off their favorite stuffed animals for a make-believe gathering in the library. The kiddos can pick up their animal friends the next day at noon for a story-time event. Participation is free. The Cambria Library is located at 1043 Main St. Call (805) 927-4336 or visit slolibrary.org to find out more.

Ballet Theatre SLO presents A Christmas Carol

Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo presents its production of A Christmas Carol at the Spanos Theatre on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. Choreographed by Gilbert Reed, this family-friendly, full-length ballet was first performed on the Central Coast in 1994. The show follows the plot of the original Charles Dickens novel; Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits one night as he learns the true meaning of the holiday season. Tickets to the ballet range from $28 to $48. The Spanos Theatre is located inside the Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. Call (805) 756-4849 or visit pacslo.org for ticket reservations or more info.

Grover Beach resident holds Arts and Crafts Pop-up Market

Barbara Shrum hosts her Arts and Crafts Pop-up Market in Grover Beach on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event takes place at 1901 Mentone Ave., Grover Beach. Guests of the market can browse or shop for jewelry, crocheted items, paintings, soap, and other potential holiday gifts created by local artists and artisans. Admission to the event is free. Call (805) 4415868 for more details. Δ —Caleb Wiseblood

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fter spending his teenage years in San Luis Obispo County, receiving a formal art education at UC Santa Cruz, and exploring the arts community in San On display Francisco, local artist Artist Jordan Quintero’s Jordan Quintero today reception for his show at finds himself back on Dune Central Coast the Central Coast. (641 Higuera St., entrance “The plan was just on Nipomo Street, San Luis Obispo) will take place at to stop over here for Art After Dark on Dec. 13 a couple months, do (note that Art After Dark some projects for my occurs on the second Friday family, and then go this month rather than the to LA to explore the usual first Friday). Learn more about Quintero’s work art scene down there,” at jordanquintero.com. His Quintero said. gallery and studio is located But instead, at 2216 Sunset Drive, Quintero found himself Los Osos. sticking around. While simultaneously starting up his architecture business, he continued to make and show art around town. His next show at Dune Central Coast, a midcentury, modern-style furniture store, will be on display at Art After Dark on Dec. 13. The mixed media series features landscape scenes rendered on wood panels. “I’ve always been sort of averse to doing [landscapes] because it is so saturated around here with landscape painting,” Quintero said. “So I’m going about it in my process.” That process includes a culmination of building the wood panels, digital work, and preliminary pencil sketches. “I workshop the images on my computer and do value studies … [until] I’m comfortable with the image. … I made a series of hardwood panels with sustainably harvested maple wood,” Quintero said of his unique methods. “I’m interested in the mystical, mathematical stuff that goes on in natural patterns.” Quintero also noted that his process includes working on multiple pieces at once.

UNIQUE MEDIUM Quintero’s wood panels the typical canvas for his abstract works.

THE ARTIST AT WORK Jordan Quintero works on a new painting depicting a classic Central Coast landscape.

“I’ll start one, and then I’ll start another one, and that way they’ll speak to one another, and I can explore different ideas and modulations,” he said. Inspired by local scenery, Quintero said his work should feel familiar to the audience. “These landscapes have that quintessential California character,” he said. “It’s going to be interesting to see how people connect to different spots, and see what kind of stories they can bring to the work.” Yet, the classic landscapes stray from tradition through an abstract style. “There’s a lot of abstract expressionist sensibility about the way that I work,” Quintero said. “But there’s also representational elements that those gestures, movements, and techniques are hung on.” While landscapes are clearly discernible in Quintero’s pieces, the nature scenes he paints are often abstracted by contrasting textures, bright colors, or patterns that juxtapose the natural settings. Yet, his works remain grounded in natural elements through the images they depict and the wooden panels they are painted on. As for the meaning behind his paintings, Quintero said he hopes to highlight Native American motifs in his work. “It has a lot to do with feeling like we need to connect with the land in the way that native people did,” he said. “They had these mythologies [about nature], they were part of the cosmology of people’s consciousnesses, and I feel like there’s this tragic disconnect between people and the land. There’s a loneliness there, an emptiness, in these landscapes.” Before Quintero moved back to the Central Coast and found himself replace inspired by these local landscapes, he

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and a few partners owned Branches Mobile Gallery, a company that designed, built, and installed art at music festivals. “I was partnered with the creative director for Lucidity Festival and helped them run their art program for the first few years they did the festival in Santa Barbara,” Quintero said of the Burning Man-like festival held annually at the Live Oak campground just down the coast. Quintero shared just a small snapshot of how much behind-the-scenes work goes into festival installations. “We would curate group shows with 30-plus artists, build the space, get everybody in, get all the artwork, make all the labels, build an inventory database, manage the whole show, sell a bunch of art, break it down, make sure everybody got paid,” he said. “It was a lot of work, but it was a lot of fun.” After working in many temporary spaces over the years, Quintero has decided to establish a permanent space locally that he can call his own. The environmental design office and art gallery is called Roots Gallery + Design Co., and is located in Los Osos. Though his time living in a big city presented certain advantages, such as a younger populace and a larger art community, Quintero said he has seen SLO grow and evolve over his years of being acquainted with the area. “After the six or seven years that I’ve been here, it’s becoming more feasible and accepted for people to take the creative route,” Quintero noted of the local art scene. “There are people that are starting to really push for working artists, especially younger artists, to have the means to exhibit, and to create, and to have an audience.” Δ Arts Writer Malea Martin is heading to Art After Dark. Send arts story tips to mmartin@ newtimesslo.com.


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ack for its sixth year in a row, SLO Repertory Theatre’s A Christmas Story returns to the downtown playhouse with an all-local cast. The stage-adapted script follows the same plot as the classic 1983 holiday film: A young boy named Ralphie (played by SLO Rep’s Coen Carlberg) gets his sights set on a BB gun and decides it’s all he wants for Christmas. But to the play version’s unique advantage, the narrator is acted out on stage by an older version of Ralphie (Don Stewart), whereas in the movie the narration is an unseen voice. Director Kevin Harris told New Times that this onstage element brings a whole new layer to the classic production. “It’s a flashback play, and so internally the structure of the play is all about time and looking back and memory,” Harris said. “You have this older narrator looking back on his life as an older man and discovering just how lucky he was to have had the opportunity to live through it.”

Little Ralphie and big Ralph act out their scenes in perfect synchrony, though the other characters on stage—Mother (Alicia Klein), The Old Man (Ralphie’s father played by Seth Blackburn) and Randy (Ralphie’s “kid brother” played by Kyan VanderWeele)—can only see little Ralphie, of course. During Ralphie’s greatest trials (including school bullies, an arguing family, and failing to tell Santa what he really wants) and his biggest triumph—finally getting that Red Ryder BB Gun he’s been vying for—big Ralph is right there beside him, reliving his own memories on the stage. But it’s not just the characters on stage who experience nostalgia. Harris said the movie version of the play is so iconic that the play will have memories flooding back to audience members, too. “I think there’s also a dual layer happening here because so many people are familiar with the movie version, and they have their own very specific memories,” he said. “You have this extra

‘Time is what it’s all about. That’s why I love working on this play: it gives us a chance to recognize that things are moving quickly and to encourage us to appreciate what we have while we have it.’ —Kevin Harris, SLO Repertory Theatre managing artistic director

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Triple-dog dare

A Christmas Story will run at the SLO Repertory Theatre from Dec. 7 to 22 with shows Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, and Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. Visit slorep.org for more information.

layer of nostalgia that we are super happy to ride the wave on. People come in here already loving the story, and hopefully we can bring a little bit more of what Jean Shepard was trying to say.” As the co-scripter and original movie narrator, Shepherd didn’t just seek to create another heartwarming Christmas tale: A Christmas Story has a deeper message about time and growing old, Harris said. The SLO Rep director’s favorite scene happens to be the last one, where big Ralph’s final monologue reveals a deeper meaning behind the BB gun, “this thing which tells time.” “Time is what it’s all about,” Harris said. “That’s why I love working on this play: It gives us a chance to recognize that things are moving quickly and to encourage us to appreciate what we have while we have it.” As an ever-growing community theater, SLO Rep has increased how many actors it can bring in from across the nation for their year-round productions. But for A Christmas Story, the cast is all local, which means that many of the cast members have been a part of this same annual production for many years straight. “These are actors that in many cases we’ve worked with six, seven, eight times before, not just on this show but on other shows,” Harris said. With A Christmas Story in particular, the abundance of children’s roles presents another element of locality. “The kids obviously have to be local. We can’t hire in kids,” Harris explained. SLO REP continued page 49


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“So being able to work with these young actors, some of them have done [A Christmas Story] four or five times, and they’ve kind of worked their way up to different characters as they’ve grown up.” Harris emphasized that it is the support of the local community that allows SLO Rep to keep putting on this seasonal production, year after year. “The audiences have been growing every single year, and we have so many

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people telling us that it’s part of their Christmas tradition to come see A Christmas Story.” Whether it’s already a part of your annual tradition or you’re looking to start a new one, A Christmas Story is a thought-provoking and heart-warming production that will engage every member of the family. Δ

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Chemical nightmare T odd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine, I’m Not There) directs this historical legal thriller about corporate defense attorney Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) who takes on an environmental lawsuit against DuPont, which he links to a number of deaths and illnesses caused by its pollution and practices. (126 min.)

Glen If you’re short on corporate outrage, this is the film for you. It’s a stark reminder of how toothless the Environmental Protection Agency is, how corporations essentially own the government, and how corporations ARE NOT PEOPLE! They might be run by people, but they’re soulless moneygenerating entities devoid of morality. As the film starts, stolid, stoic attorney Robert Bilott has just made partner at Taft, a law firm that specializes in defending chemical companies. The firm would love to land DuPont as a client, but instead, a couple of farmers show up from Bilott’s hometown claiming something connected to a DuPont landfill is killing their cows. Long story short, Bilott takes their case and is soon suing DuPont, much to the chagrin of his boss, Tom Terp (Tim Robbins), who reluctantly agrees to allow him to work the case but to be “surgical”—in and out as quickly as possible. Instead, Bilott has embarked on a case that will drag out for decades and put his job, family, and health on the line. Unlike, say, a John Grisham potboiler, what Dark Waters depicts is the tedious grind of law practice, the painstaking work of scouring files, looking for the needle in the haystack that will prick the corporate balloon and hold it accountable for its wanton greed. If you’re expecting courtroom theatrics, there’s very little of that. Instead, this is the story of an unlikely hero whose tenacity, steadfastness, and deeply held morals made him into DuPont’s worst nightmare—a man who couldn’t be bought, scared off, or worn out. Anna This one wasn’t conjured in a writer’s mind—the story’s true telling speaks to the tedious and seemingly insurmountable task it is to take on a company as ubiquitous as DuPont. Its “better things for better living … through chemistry” motto is a wickedly sharp double-edged sword. The West

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Virginian towns and DARK WATERS their downtrodden What’s it rated? PG-13 residents are reliant on DuPont’s jobs, even What’s it worth, Anna? Full price What’s it worth, Glen? Full price if it means it may kill Where’s it showing? Galaxy, them. Cancers, birth defects, rotten teeth— The Palm, Park, Stadium 10 this community has it all, and the source seems to be coming straight from the tap. Ruffalo plays Bilott as a steadfast underdog, unwilling to be TROUBLED WATERS bested by the odds against him. He’s a Farmer Wilbur Tennant (Bill family man whose “Lady Lawyer” wife, Camp, left) enlists attorney Sarah (Anne Hathaway), gave up her Robert Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) to practice to be home with their kids, but take on chemical giant DuPont, who is nothing less than an advocate and which is knowingly poisoning fierce fighter in her husband’s corner. people with its Teflon products. Still, the case takes a toll—it lasts years and years and means pay cut after pay cut. After all, it isn’t like these rural everyman. He only seems to come alive farmers have any big city lawyer money when he’s holding DuPont’s executives to throw around. Once DuPont’s Phil accountable. I loved it when these Donnelly (Victor Garber) realizes that corporate titans were forced to confront Bilott will not be appeased easily, the the results of their bottom-line decision brick wall is swiftly thrown up. Bilott making—the kids with birth defects, the is delivered a roomful of “discovery” line workers with cancer, the dead. I also documents. Little do those DuPont have to give kudos to Bill Camp, who lawyers and executives know the lengths stars as farmer Wilbur Tennant. Camp Bilott’s tenaciousness extends to. This is one of those character actors who can guy won’t give up without a fight, and disappear into a role. Joker, 12 Years fight to the end he does. Both infuriating a Slave, Birdman or (The Unexpected and satisfactory, this film is quiet and Virtue of Ignorance), The Killing of fascinating. It left me ready for a fight a Sacred Dear—he’s been in a ton of with the big dogs. amazing movies, but you don’t remember Glen It’s pretty infuriating that big him because he becomes his character. corporations get away with this stuff. At Here he’s hidden behind bushy eyebrows one point the EPA fines DuPont. I don’t and a gruff rust-belt voice. This is a remember the exact amount, but it was gripping film and a sad indictment of the millions of dollars … which added up government institutions that are suppose to three days’ worth of DuPont’s profit to protect us but too often don’t. from their poisonous Teflon coating. Anna Camp is a total asset to the film. Multi-million-dollar fines mean nothing His gruff, no-nonsense farmer is who to multi-billion-dollar companies. It’s gets the snowball rolling toward big, pocket change. How can we expect bad DuPont. However, most of the West corporations to protect the public trust if Virginians who have borne the brunt of it’s cheaper to poison us and pay a token DuPont’s wicked lies are not necessarily fine for it? Ruffalo and Hathaway are eager to recognize the company as villains. terrific together. They have a natural DuPont’s a job provider, the bread and chemistry and embrace their characters butter of the community—their logo is wholeheartedly. Sarah is a devout on everything from baseball fields to Catholic who wants her sons to be just as recycling cans. The film is effective enough devout. She’s both subservient toward and to make you want to throw away all the committed to her husband, but when she nonstick cookware in your pantry and only sees him falling into what seems like an drink triple-filtered water. This poison obsessive conspiracy theory, she’s forced is in everything from your pans to your to assert herself. Ruffalo plays Robert like carpets—unborn babies aren’t even safe a nondescript frump, a kind of hangdog from the effects. As the framework of what

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EMPTY SUITS DuPont’s Phil Donnelly (Victor Garber) hopes it will be business as usual between him and Taft law’s Tom Terp (Tim Robbins), but instead he’s in for the fight of his life.

ultimately is a huge coverup comes to light, DuPont’s culpability is poignantly clear. Bilott’s a frump, but a clever one. He’ll plod along through every sheet of paper DuPont can throw at him, his natural curiosity and professional prowess leading him to pick at every loose thread and question the most mundane memos. Drawn-out courtroom antics leave classaction plaintiffs feeling left high and dry, but Bilott will not be scared away from fighting the good fight. If you don’t mind getting riled up by an infuriatingly true story, this film is a total gem. Just be prepared to throw out all your Teflon goods as soon as you get home from the theater. Δ Split Screen is written by Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and his wife, Anna. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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THE AERONAUTS DEFYING DEATH In 1862, Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) took flight in a gas balloon to attempt to fly higher than anyone in history, in The Aeronauts.

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre Tom Harper (Wild Rose) directs this loosely based biopic action adventure about pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne), who in 1862 take flight in a gas balloon to attempt to fly higher than anyone in history and advance human knowledge about weather and the atmosphere. If you have a fear of heights, as I do, this will be an uncomfortable watch. I kept thinking, “Why didn’t they make the sides of the basket higher?!?” I’m sure most of

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it is green-screen CGI, but that didn’t stop that sickening feeling I get from staring down from great heights! That said, this is a really engaging adventure and survival story about human achievement. Think the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903, Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in 1947, Yuri Gagarin as the first person in space in 1961, or Neil Armstrong as the first man on the moon in 1969. What Glaisher and his actual balloon pilot, Henry Tracey Coxwell, did was nothing short of amazing, traveling on Sept. 5, 1862, somewhere between 31,000 and 36,000 feet, though Glaisher passed out in the thin air at 29,000 feet, so he was never able to get a true reading. For the sake of a more gripping story, Coxwell is replaced with the fictional Wren, a character also inspired by French female aeronaut Sophie Blanchard, a

favorite of Napoleon Bonaparte and Louie XVIII. Wren is depicted as a daredevil, a woman who sees ballooning as a spectacle for the masses. She’s a show woman who understands how to wow the crowd, and indeed, when she and the much more serious and stoic Glaisher take off on the flight before a large crowd in a carnivallike setting, she is all show. He thinks she’s frivolous and doesn’t understand the seriousness of his experiments, but she knows only too well they’re embarking on a dangerous endeavor—one that he’s illprepared for. Through flashbacks, we learn of Wren’s previous marriage and the tragedy that took her husband, we see Glaisher’s crackpot status in the Royal Academy, his long attempt to secure a pilot, and both MOVIES continued page 53

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What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Bay, Downtown Centre, Stadium 10 Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Can You Ever Forgive Me?) directs this biopic drama that’s based on the real-life friendship between beloved children’s television host Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and journalist Tom Junod, renamed Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) in the film. Fred Rogers may not think of himself as a hero, but the majority of the millions of children who grew up watching him still hold him to hero status today. He was the adult who understood the difficulties of being a child, who comforted you when you were sad—even wrote a song for you to sing about those feelings—and took you on all sorts of adventures when you visited his neighborhood. Lloyd is a man in need of a little Mr. Rogers magic. He has a bitter relationship with his father who he refuses to see, a new baby he can’t quite figure out how to connect with, and a job he both jumps into and hides behind. His reputation precedes him, no one wants to be interviewed by the guy who turns around and writes scathing portrayals of his subjects. Yet, when tasked with writing a short piece on heroes, Lloyd is assigned Fred Rogers, who happily agrees to meet with him. The storyline here is really Lloyd’s—his journey to forgiveness with his father and closeness with his new son. Mr. Rogers is the guiding light that gets him there. This film has magic sprinkled all over it, and Tom Hanks captures the calm realness of Fred Rogers to a T. (108 min.) —Anna Starkey

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BLACK CHRISTMAS

What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Park Sophia Takal (Green, Always Shine) directs this mystery-horror film about a group of female students stalked over their Christmas break. As they’re picked off one by one, they eventually join forces to turn the table on the murderer. The film stars Imogen Poots and Cary Elwes. (92 min.) —Glen

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Sunset Drive-In Writer-director Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2) takes on the classic TV series (1976-1981) about a trio of crime-fighting women—Sabina Wilson (Kristen Stewart), Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott), and Jane Kano (Ella Balinska)—who this time around must save humankind from a dangerous new technology. Banks is up to the task and delivers an

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Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10 Co-directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee (Frozen, 2013) return to helm this animated sequel about Anna (Kristen Bell), Elsa (Idena Menzel), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad), and Sven the reindeer as they leave Arendelle and travel to an enchanted forest, where they hope to discover the origins of Elsa’s power. This worthy sequel is a charmer filled with eye-popping animation, catchy songs, and a sweet story about how sometimes change is good even though it’s scary; friendship and protecting your friends from danger; and the power of love. (103 min.) —Glen

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SPIRIT OVERLOAD! Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human raised as an elf at the North Pole, who decides to travel to NYC to find his real dad, in the beloved Christmas classic, Elf, screening for free on Dec. 14 in the Fremont Theater. earnest and upbeat new installation with three winning leads who are giving it their all. The film clearly has respect for its source material but stops short of retrograde homage, instead injecting some freshness into the characters, who are a lot of fun, especially Stewart’s Sabina. It also adds some feminist elements that help it transcend its “jiggle TV” origins, and as a simple action film, it does the job. (118 min.) —Glen

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What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Saturday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., in the Fremont Theater Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Chef, Jungle Book, The Lion King) directs this Christmas classic about human man Buddy (Will Ferrell), who was raised as an elf at the North Pole. When buddy discovers the truth, he heads to New York City to find his real father,

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Walter (James Caan), a gruff businessman disinterested in Buddy and Christmas. Can Buddy’s unending good cheer overcome Walter’s scrooginess, or vice versa? (97 min.) —Glen

FORD V FERRARI

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10 James Mangold (Logan, 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line) directs this biopic about car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and race car driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), who in 1966 team up to try to beat a car designed by Enzo Ferrari (Remo Girone) in the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race. Tracy Letts stars as Henry Ford II and Jon Bernthal stars as Lee Iacocca. What an amazing story! Even if you’re not a motorhead, you’ll find this tale of determination wholly engaging, largely due to the larger-than-life characters and their complicated relationships. (152 min.) —Glen

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What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Galaxy, The Palm Directed by Alma Har’el, this drama was written by actor Shia LaBeouf and based on his own life as a young actor with a storied childhood. As he moves into adulthood, he must reconcile with his father and his own mental health. (94 min.) —Glen

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? The Palm Writer-director Tailka Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows) helms this adaptation of Christine Leunens’ satirical novel about a young boy (Roman Griffin Davis) in Hitler’s (Waititi) army who discovers his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their home. Hilarious and heartbreaking— Waititi seems to have copied a page out of the Wes Anderson’s (The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom) director’s handbook, creating a colorful, comical, absurdist world and a look at one young fanatic’s coming-of-age story. (108 min.) —Glen

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JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Fair Oaks, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10, Sunset Drive-In Jake Kasdan (Orange County, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) directs this next installment in the Jumanji franchise, with returning stars Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart. This time the gang returns to rescue one of their own and must brave an arid desert and snowy mountain as they attempt to survive the deadly game. (123 min.) —Glen

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10 Writer-director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi) helms this whodunit about Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), who’s investigating the death of renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). Did he commit suicide, or was he murdered by one of his eccentric family members? Knives Out starts with a classic Agatha Christie whodunit set-up: Wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey invites his extended—and deeply dysfunctional—family to his remote

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GRISWALD STYLE! Clark Griswald (Chevy Chase) is determined to have the best Christmas ever, in the 1989 comedy classic, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, screening Dec. 13 at the Fremont and Dec. 15 at the Galaxy.

GAME ON (Left to right) Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black return for Jumanji: The Next Level.

MOVIES from page 53 estate to celebrate his 85th birthday, but he’s discovered dead the next morning by his housekeeper, Fran (Edi Patterson). Da-dun-dun! Police Lieutenant Elliott (LaKeith Stanfield) is summoned to investigate, along with dapper and astute detective Benoit Blanc, who begins to question the various family members and staff, all of whom have deep dark secrets and hidden motives. Viewers quickly become armchair detectives as we work alongside Blanc to discover the culprit in our midst! Who could it be? Son Walt Thrombey (Michael Shannon), who runs his father’s lucrative publishing empire; or Walt’s Nazi son Jacob Thrombey (Jaeden Martell); or

BLAST FROM THE ROBOCOP

When? 1987 What’s it rated? R Where’s it available? HBO, YouTube, Amazon Prime

H

e shoots rapists in the groin with super-computer targeting, hurls burglars into egg cartons, and walks through gas stations engulfed in flames. He’s RoboCop, your friendly neighborhood metaphor cautioning against the corporatization of government. RoboCop is also one of the coolest films of the ’80s, brimming with sharp satire and a layer of nuance left out of the action films of today. The film is part dystopian portrait, but, more significantly, it treads precisely the line between action and well-honed satirical observations. RoboCop doesn’t so much take itself seriously as it delivers the lighter moments—always in newscasts or TV ads—in deadpan fashion. It deftly uses the newscasts, complete

wife, Donna Thrombey (Riki Lindhome)? Or Harlan’s daughter, Linda Drysdale (Jamie Lee Curtis), who parlayed her father’s million-dollar loan into a house-of-cards real estate empire? Or maybe it’s Linda’s husband, Richard Drysdale (Don Johnson), who’s under his wife’s thumb? Or their lazy son, Ransom Drysdale (Chris Evans), who’s at risk of being cut off from his grandfather’s good graces? Or Harlan’s daughter-in-law, Joni Thrombey (Toni Collette), the widow of his deceased son; or her daughter, Meg Thrombey (Katherine Langford), whose tuition to an elite university is at risk? At the center of it all is Marta Cabrera (Ana de Armas), Harlan’s nurse and friend. Despite the large ensemble cast, keeping track of who’s who is never a problem in

Johnson’s slick screenplay. He’s a terrific director, and his 2005 high school film noir crime drama, Brick, remains a favorite, as does his 2012 sci-fi thriller Looper. Knives Out is an excellent addition to Johnson’s impressive oeuvre. We think we know what’s going on, but as the story plays out, we discover layers upon layers of intrigue. There’s also a bit of commentary on contemporary politics, some centered on Marta, who the Thrombeys know comes from somewhere south of the U.S. but where: Paraguay? Ecuador? Nicaragua? Honduras? They like to pretend they’re high-minded, but it’s clear they think of Marta as “the help.” When things grow more complicated, Marta’s undocumented mother becomes a pawn in the family’s game to secure Harlan’s fortune. It’s also

with accurately cheesy and rigid banter between anchors, to set atmosphere and the rules in which these characters operate. The world is a brutal one where foreign nations are locked in revolution. Detroit is as well, but instead of a revolution of arms, it’s a struggle between corporate titan Omnicorp and the city of Detroit. The darkest moment of the film is the creation of RoboCop. When officer Alex Murphy is brutally gunned down by a murderous gang, soulless corporate entity Omnicorp swoops in to transform him into a law-enforcement cyborg. The company has entered into a contract with the city to run the police department. The center of that plan is a giant, bipedal robot, ED-209, equipped with all kinds of high-caliber firepower. Early in the film it malfunctions and kills an executive in a boardroom demonstration. The prevailing sentiment of the characters over the death is one of annoyance rather than guilt or any other normal human reaction. The main villain and program manager of the robot, Dick Jones, played by Ronny Cox, is the embodiment of corporate greed. Once his project is bumped off in favor of RoboCop, he delivers the most tragicomic line of the whole film: “I had a guaranteed military sale with ED-209— renovation program, spare parts for 25 years. ... Who cares if it worked or not?”

The line hits almost too close to home, mirroring the tragic story of the M-16 in Vietnam, a weapon military leaders knew would fail. The rifle was meant to be an improvement on the previous M-14 model, but instead was dangerously unreliable. RoboCop is timeless in part because the entanglement it describes accurately tracks bureaucratic missteps that have happened before and after the film came out. The film, sadly, is probably part of a dead era of brainy action films that use a touch of camp to lighten heavy messages. Starship Troopers fits the mold too, appearing at first to be a dumb alien movie, but also delivering insights into the dangers of blind allegiance. Another perk of these films, and RoboCop in particular, is that they don’t have to be analyzed to be enjoyed. The movie is loaded with action but not dragged down by it. The production value is top-of-the-line for its time, and the run time avoids bloating by finishing at 1 hour and 43 minutes. RoboCop is inherently tied to the idea that a corporation can bind itself inextricably to our lives. After all, even in death, Murphy is possessed by Omincorp. The message is even more cynical than Benjamin Franklin’s death and taxes quotation. In RoboCop, even after death, something is still owed. (103 min.) Δ —William D’Urso

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comical that they all consider themselves “self-made,” though without Harlan’s largesse, they’d have nothing. Each actor delivers deft and engaging performances, but Craig and de Armas really stand out. Craig’s southern drawl transcends affectation, and de Armas, a Cuban, is supremely likable as the sweetnatured Marta. The interaction between them is devilishly fun, especially when they trade barbs. They both have well-set moral compasses, which put them at odds with those around them. Evans is clearly having a lot of fun as the irreverent scion of the family, driving around in his classic BMW and living in his stylish modernist house. Unlike the rest of his family, he’s not interested in putting on airs of morality. He likes money and doesn’t IMAGE COURTESY OF ORION PICTURES

want to work for it. Speaking of houses, Harlan’s gothic mansion is a character in its own right, with its hidden entrances and odd furnishing—macabre sculptures, dark corners, and of course the signature throne backed by a semi-circle of knives. The film skirts abject campiness but keeps the proceedings just serious enough to stop from falling into farce. It’s a heck of a lot of fun and proof that murder mysteries need not fall out of favor as outdated. Knives Out pays homage to its forebears while creating a fresh and contemporary take on an old genre.(130 min.) —Glen

MIDWAY

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Stadium 10 Roland Emmerich (Stargate, Independence Day, The Patriot, White House Down) directs this historical action-drama about World War II’s Battle of Midway, told by those who fought it: Lt. Richard “Dick” Best (Ed Skrein), Edwin Layton (Patrick Wilson), Lt. Cmdr. Wade McClusky (Luke Evans), Adm. Chester Nimitz (Woody Harrelson), and Vice Adm. William “Bull” Halsey (Dennis Quaid). This pivotal June 4 through 7, 1942, battle between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy was the Pacific Theater’s turning point. (138 min.) —Glen

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Friday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., in the Fremont Theater; Sunday, Dec. 15, 1 and 6 p.m., in Galaxy Jeremiah S. Chechik directs this script by John Hughes staring Chevy Chase as Clark Griswald, who with his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and kids Audrey (Juliette Lewis) and Rusty (Johnny Galecki) must suffer through the holidays with his parents, in-laws, and cousin Eddie Johnson (Randy Quaid) and family. The 1989 comedy has become a staple and dishes up irreverent holiday fun. (97 min.) —Glen

New/Pick A CLASSIC RoboCop is one of the coolest films of the ’80s, brimming with sharp satire and a layer of nuance left out of the action films of today.

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? The Palm South Korean director Bong Joon Ho plays with genre and societal commentary in this dark comedy thriller about a penniless family’s unsavory but satisfying infiltration into a wealthy family’s household. We’re all capable of being both the heroes and antagonists of our own stories from time to time—able to make healthy and rational decisions in some situations while at the same time perfectly adept at self-destruction in others. And in one way or another, we’re all parasites too. That’s the running theme in Parasite, the most recent foreign-language film brought to us by director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host), which centers on Ki-taek Kim (Song Kang Ho) and his destitute family’s scrappy struggle for easy money. (132 min.) —Kasey Bubnash

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PLAYING WITH FIRE

What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Stream it Where’s it showing? Stadium 10 Andy Fickman (She’s the Man, Race to Witch Mountain (2009)) directs this family comedy about a crew of firefighters who rescue three rambunctious kids. The film stars Judy Greer, Keegan-Michael Key, and John Cena. Very young kids might enjoy some of the film’s antics, but parents will find nothing to recommend it. (96 min.) —Glen

PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE

What’s it rated? G What’s it worth? Nothing Where’s it showing? Park Lino DiSalvo directs this animated adventure comedy based on Playmobil brand toys. Anya Taylor-Joy is Marla, Gabriel Bateman is Charlie, Jim Gaffigan is Del, and Daniel Radcliffe is Rex Dasher. Maybe the filmmakers figured that if Lego could successfully make a film version of plastic toys, why not Playmobil? Let me count the ways: not funny; too dull to endure; too loud to nap through; too MOVIES continued page 57

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QUEEN & SLIM

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre Melina Matsoukas directs this drama about a black couple’s first date that goes terribly wrong when a police officer pulls them over for a minor traffic infraction. Daniel Kaluuya is Slim and Jodie Turner-Smith is Queen, who become symbols of the minority oppression. This one’s ripped out of the Black Lives Matter headlines, delivering a gripping fugitive story wrapped in a timely subtext. Slim’s a retail worker, and Queen’s a defense lawyer—both upstanding citizens, except they’re black, which makes them suspicious in the eyes of a racist cop. During the traffic stop, things escalate

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rapidly and in a quick moment of violence, Slim kills the cop in self-defense. Queen knows the judicial system and knows they won’t get a fair shake, so off they run, becoming heroes to a black community that knows all too well about police injustice. Slick and stylishly made, this is a film that has a lot to say about race relations in America. It’s worth a watch for both its story and political subtext. (132 min.) —Glen

RICHARD JEWELL

What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10 Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, American Sniper) directs this drama about security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser), who saved thousands from a bomb at the 1996 Olympics only to be pilloried by the media who falsely reported he was a terrorist. (129 min.) —Glen

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What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre on Dec. 18 (at 4 and 7 p.m.) Peter Jackson directs this documentary about World War I with some formerly black-and-white archival footage colorized, and in some cases with sound and dialogue added, commemorating the centennial of the war’s end. Technically, this film is a remarkable achievement: The colorized and sound/ dialogue-added segments are truly unique and interesting. The film is also laudable thanks to its depth of research and the worthiness of its archival elements: In addition to the film footage, there are period posters, photographs, illustrations, and newspaper materials; and instead of a single narrator to explain things, the entire narration is made up of voice recordings of World War I veterans who talk candidly about the war, the battles, the deplorable conditions, and the death. The title seems

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ONE MISTAKE Tyler (Kelvin Harrison Jr.) and his girlfriend, Alexis (Alexa Demie), find their lives turned upside down in the excellent family drama Waves, screening exclusively at The Palm Theater. to refer as much to the actual war dead as the young men captured in these films and pictures, remaining forever young on celluloid. (99 min.) —Glen

WAVES

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? The Palm Making his third feature length film, Trey Edward Shults (It Comes At Night, Krisha) directs Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Tyler, a promising athletic teen from Florida that makes one mistake, shattering the complexities of his family. This film is far from your average family melodrama that focuses on a single protagonist. Just as you feel the highs and turbulent lows of being a teenager on the verge of adulthood through Tyler’s perspective, a tragic incident completely shifts the story to his almost forgotten sister, Emily (Taylor Russell). Similar to a novel, Waves feels like one story and halfway through seamlessly

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feels like another story entirely. Through the effects of a 360-degree camera lens and close-up shots on the wrestling mat, we’re introduced to Tyler—a high school teenager with a promising future through athletics, a girlfriend, and supportive family. The scenes feel energetic and fast, but things start to wind down when Tyler goes home. He has a caring stepmother; an overbearing father, Ronald (Sterling K. Brown); and a quiet sister, Emily. Tyler and his father are close but their relationship borders on abuse as Ronald pushes his son to be what he feels is the best African American man he can be—because there isn’t room in this world to be African American and average. This is one of the few scenes that touch on racism. A nudging pain in Tyler’s shoulder turns out to be severe muscle damage that could possibly be the end of his career. As Tyler grapples with his fate, he learns that his girlfriend, Alexis (Alexa Demie), is pregnant and wants to keep the baby. Under pressure, Tyler begins popping

pain pills, drinking, and angrily projecting his feelings onto others. His young life is spiraling, and Shults directs the camera in a way that the audience feels like they’re going through the emotions right alongside Tyler. A moment of weakness and anger dramatically changes everything for not only Tyler but his family. That’s about as much as I can say without giving away too much of the film. At this point, the scenes don’t feel as energetic as the camera shifts to Emily’s life that was almost nonexistent before. It also points to a now fractured family that is trying to hold itself together. Waves embodies the fragility of a family going through the ebb and flow of life. Harrison and Russell beautifully carry the weight of emotion without being overly dramatic in a story that feels very real. (135 min.) Δ —Karen Garcia New Times movie reviews were compiled by Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey. Contact him at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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Memoir for the people Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea visits Santa Cruz to discuss evocative new memoir

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here’s a particular Red Hot Chili Peppers song lyric that has always stuck in my mind as the perfect encapsulation of the story and spirit of maybe the rock band of my lifetime (and my favorite growing up). And no, it’s not “suck my kiss,” or “give it away,” or “under the bridge downtown.” It’s from one of the band’s lesser known tunes, “Don’t Forget Me,” off the epiphanic By the Way (2002), in which a newly sober and more spiritually in-tune Anthony Kiedis sings, “There’s a love that knows the way.” I think it’s fitting because the Chili Peppers—through their obscure beginnings in the ’80s as a wild LA punk/funk act, through the loss of their founding guitarist to an overdose, through creative droughts, more drug addictions, and titanic shifts in the music industry—persevered and ultimately built their legacy on the bedrocks of love, brotherhood, and creative conviction. That foundation underlies the music, the inimitable bass grooves, the virtuosic guitar playing, the organic-sounding melodies and wordplay, giving it a universal and deep feeling. That line enters my mind once again on Nov. 19, as I sit amongst a sold-out crowd in the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz watching Chili Peppers bassist Flea talk about the trials and tribulations of his childhood as an unwatched “street kid” in 1970s Hollywood—an upbringing he describes in painful and beautiful detail in his terrific new memoir, Acid for the Children. “No matter what happened,” Flea says about the ups and downs of his youth, “I felt this thing inside of me. Like a light, a real powerful love. Whenever I strayed away from it, things got bad. I did bad shit. But when I followed it, great things happened, always.” Flea is in conversation with Santa Cruz Good Times Editor Steve Palopoli (community weekly pride!) on the last stop of his nationwide book tour. With a cheetah-spotted haircut, a loose-hanging

black blazer, and two different colored shoes, the 57-year-old sounds a little tired but is wholly engaged in the discussion, his eyes welling up with emotion at various points along the talk. “I knew I was going in, and I was going in deep,” he says about the process of writing the memoir. “A lot of it was very painful.” In the early ’80s, Flea co-founded the Red Hot Chili Peppers with Kiedis, his high school best friend (the north magnet to his south magnet, he says). But his memoir actually ends just after the band forms. Flea’s writing instead focuses on his childhood and early adulthood experiences, a decision he says was intended to eschew rock star autobiography convention. While that premise may sound disappointing, Acid for the Children is completely the opposite. The book is alive, authentic, heart-breaking, and uplifting, all at once. It’s incredibly engaging and relatable, yet clearly a one-of-a-kind story. Writing the book himself (with no ghostwriter), Flea uses prose that’s both simple and colorful, powerful and vulnerable, humorous and tragic, the mosaic of short chapters chock-full of fascinating stories and nakedly honest insights. In other words, it’s something only Flea could write. Born as Michael Balzary in Melbourne, Australia, Flea came to the U.S. at an early age when his dad, an Australian customs official, took a job at the New York consulate. His mom, fed up with a stifling housewife life, soon left him for her piano teacher, Walter, a jazz musician with a tortured soul. Mom, Flea, and his sister moved into Walter’s parents’ home—into their basement—while the dismayed dad returned to Australia. Flea and the family then moved to LA when he was about 10. Though traumatized by the family upheaval and his stepdad’s ongoing substance abuse issues, Flea says it was Walter who introduced him to music; he regularly hosted his jazz friends at the house for jam sessions. “I was just absolutely leveled,” Flea tells us about hearing live jazz at home for the first time. “I just threw myself on the floor and I was laughing and yelling. … The music was throwing me around on the floor.” He follows with a quintessentially Flea analogy: “If we all levitated right now

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and flew off together and gave high-fives 300 feet in the air, it would not be more magical than the way that was to me.” An outcast at school without present parents at home, Flea looked to his friends for a sense of family. He met Kiedis in freshman year of high school, a fellow misfit with an equal penchant for being wild and getting in trouble. They were inseparable and soon formed a brotherhood with Hillel Slovak, the Chili Peppers’ founding guitar player. Flea played jazz trumpet in school, but when Slovak asked him to join his high school rock band as a MEET AND GREET Flea took photos with hundreds of fans bassist, Flea dropped after his talk at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz on Nov. 19, including everything to learn yours truly. the four-stringed instrument. He didn’t him congratulations on his book and that even like rock music until then. The rest, as I can’t wait to read it. He sizes me up (I’m they say, is history. While the Chili Peppers almost a foot taller than him), flashes a wouldn’t form for another several years, the big smile, warmly says thank you, and we founding members’ deep relationships, born out of shared pain from volatile upbringings, take a photo. Driving home, the lyric enters my mind cemented their destiny. “It was difficult, but it was the perfect again: “There’s a love that knows the fertile ground to be in a band because way.” It’s a simple line, but I believe in it. I when we started the band our connections believe in Flea and that band, too. were very deep,” Flea says. “A band … for “Our stories are so important, all of it to really connect with people’s hearts them. I don’t think mine’s special or in a universal way over a long period of anything like that,” Flea said to end his time and have it be real, it’s only going to talk. “In the times we’re living in now be inverse and of equal proportion to the … there’s a great, great divide in this love between the members of the band country. Way more than one side being themselves.” right and the other being wrong, we need After an hour of conversation, Palopoli to share our stories. We need to connect. ends the talk. We then find out over the We need to come together.” Δ theater loudspeaker that Flea will be taking photos with each of the hundreds Assistant Editor Peter Johnson is not of audience members after, and I’m one under the bridge downtown. He can be of the first groups to get the chance. Not sure what to say, I simply smile and wish reached at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

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was fortunate to catch up with chef Debbie Duggan before one of her famous appetizer classes recently. We met at her gorgeously remodeled teaching kitchen on Parker Street in an industrial sector of SLO, right around the corner from the Nautical Bean coffee shop. Her kitchen is designed in a Tuscan style, with mustard-colored walls and rows of rustic bar stools lining an 18-foot granite countertop set with silverware for the next class, which will likely fill up as soon as Duggan posts it on her website. The many courses chef Duggan has mastered truly dazzles me. Not only did she once work with one of my culinary heroes, Alice Waters, as the director of an Edible Schoolyard, but she is also the owner of SLO’s favorite cooking school— Central Coast Culinary and Catering— where she’s the multitalented cooking teacher for both children and adults. Meanwhile, she wears the chef hat of gourmet caterer for her side business, Delicious, preparing farm-to-table meals for everything from casual Santa Maria-style barbecue gatherings to lush weddings. In the past, she’s consulted for the Hearst family and trained their personal chefs. And she’s been a guest lecturer for the Food Science and Nutrition Department at Cal Poly, her alma mater, where she earned a speech communications degree. Furthering her education in the direction of delicious food, Duggan has PHOTO BY BETH GIUFFRE

A DASH OF WISDOM One of the ingredients always on the menu at Debbie Duggan’s Central Coast Culinary Cooking Classes is the warm company of a chef who has been cooking for 20 years and enjoys sharing the tricks and tools of her trade.

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PARKER STREET, SLO Clients, students, and volunteers at Central Coast Culinary are part of a large family, which Debbie Duggan says she’s proud to call her friends. Daytime custom classes and the typical 6 to 9 p.m. classes are held at the Parker Street location, just down the street from Nautical Bean in SLO.

trained in the Cordon Bleu in Paris and London, La Varenne in Burgundy, and culinary schools spanning the whole Italian boot. Many in our community know chef Duggan from her cooking show, What’s Cookin’ with Debbie Duggan (which aired for five years on KSBY). This year marks 20 years that Duggan has been running her school and catering business in SLO county. “We’re not getting old, we are getting awesome,” Duggan says on her website. In her kitchen, the chef and I talked about the transitions she’s seen in SLO county’s colorful landscape since she began holding classes out of her home in Edna Valley two decades ago. “I have seen so many changes,” Duggan says. “The influx of new, talented chefs is really kind of nice, and they’re keeping the restaurants active by keeping their ingredients fresh and changing their menus.” Duggan is as down-to-earth as one can be. Her father and brother were in the California meat business in the days of knowing your local butcher. She says people don’t need to cook meat every single night like they used to. But when they do, she says, it’s important to find local, highquality meat, especially grass-fed beef. Duggan said people can eat more grains, salads, and soups to balance out their meals.

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FRENCH DESSERT Every class at CCC ends sweetly, with dessert. Chef Debbie Duggan holds a tray of coeur a la creme after a recent appetizer class.

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Debbie Duggan’s Central Coast Culinary and Catering will be holding three cooking classes in honor of the holidays this December: an annual tenderloin of beef class on Dec. 15; a Trader Joe’s Christmas Spectacular class on Dec. 17; and a kids holiday cooking class (sold out) on Dec. 21. Attendees bring their own alcohol and a container for leftovers! For more information on Duggan’s classes, including cooking and etiquette classes and camps for petit bakers to teens, and for the latest info on upcoming culinary trips, visit centralcoastculinaryandcatering.com. Interested in having Delicious by Debbie Duggan cater your event? Visit centralcoastculinaryandcatering.com for custom private classes, birthday parties, kids’ parties, showers, weddings, and more. Duggan is always looking for volunteers to help with classes. Working people, retirees, and students are encouraged to assist with classes from 6 to 9 p.m. a few days a month. Contact Duggan or visit the website for more information. Central Coast Culinary and Catering is located at 2078 Parker St., suite 110, SLO. Duggan may be reached at (805) 550-5081 or chefdebbiedugg@gmail.com.

“It’s the same thing I learned in France,” Duggan said. “Everything in moderation.” Duggan has been holding classes and doing her thing since just after the Great Recession, before the hundreds of choices of restaurants, before kitchens had every imaginable global ingredient at their fingertips and forged partnerships with local farms and ranches, before wine corkage fees skyrocketed and nutritional needs changed from square meals from the food pyramid to allergy-friendly foods and special diets like paleo, Whole30, raw, and vegan. Moving with the trends and tides, Duggan changes her menus and class themes to keep it fresh. “We are seeing more organics and less traditional food,” she said. She noted that the talented chefs at

restaurants like Ember in Arroyo Grande and Spoon Trade in Grover Beach are leading the charge toward creative, seasonally oriented eating. “They’ll do something like a grilled cheese sandwich or a meatloaf, but it will be unlike anything you’ve ever had.” Having access to organic vegetables and varieties of fresh fish on the Central Coast, she said, is what makes their work exciting. Coming up is the class Duggan does every year: a tenderloin of beef for the holidays. With the help of the chef’s expert instruction, anyone can come on in, intimidation-free, and make from scratch a dinner that will raise the bar forever. Some of Duggan’s most well-attended classes are Cooking for One or Cooking for Two. FLAVOR continued page 62


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“Recipes are usually written for six to eight,” she said. Duggan said she doesn’t like the idea of seniors (or anyone in our community) eating cereal or half of a TV dinner for supper. She hopes more people will start coming to her classes solo. She said every time a person comes to a class, they end up either knowing someone there or meeting someone new—which opens the door to chef Duggan’s intimidation-free family kitchen. Δ Flavor writer Beth Giuffre is still at the kitchen counter. Send delicious wisdom to bgiuffre@newtimesslo.com.

NEWS NIBBLES EAT AND LEARN Farmhouse Corner Market, 1025 Farmhouse Lane, SLO, is cooking up a storm of classes, so you might want to follow their Facebook page. On Dec. 13 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., resident cheesemonger Mariah (formerly of Fromagerie Sophie) will teach a holiday cheese and charcuterie board making class. Cheese selection and wine pairing are on the syllabus. Tickets, $35 on Eventbrite, include your own cheese and charcuterie board, a complimentary glass of wine, and 15 percent off your meal if you stay after class for dinner … For the Twelve Days of Cliffsmas, the Cliffs Hotel and Spa, 2757 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, is teaching a 21-and-older Holiday Cocktail and Cooking Class on Dec. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. Pastry chef Derek Brown will walk you through the creation of the famous Yule log cake while also teaching you how to prepare his celebrated spiked cider, a Cliffs holiday tradition. Tickets, $49 on Eventbrite, include take-home goodies and a commemorative mug. For extra cheer, the Cliffs invites you to add on a three-course holiday dinner after class for an additional $26 ($75 total).

RAISE A GLASS The Wine History Project launched a new exhibit featuring Gary Eberle and 40 years of winemaking at Eberle Winery in Paso Robles. Gary Eberle has played a major role in helping shape the history of the Paso Robles wine-growing region and is considered a visionary within the industry. The exhibit is now open at the Eberle tasting room, 3810 Highway 46 East in Paso Robles. For more information, visit the winehistoryproject. org or eberlewinery.com ... As 2019 comes to a close, publications across the state and nation are releasing their lists of the best of everything, from music to movies to beverages. Locally that means it’s time for us to raise a glass to three Central Coast wineries that made Wine Enthusiast magazine’s Enthusiast 100 of 2019, its best-of-the-best list. The magazine ranked the Austin Hope 2017 cabernet sauvignon from Paso Robles at No. 10! “This bottling remains as impressive and delicious as it did upon debut two vintages ago. Aromas of black cherry, hickory smoke, and vanilla cookie lead into a palate of brown sugar, sea salt, caramel, and black-cherry foam all framed by

polished tannins and just enough acidity,” according to the magazine’s tasting notes. The Austin Hope label, part of Hope Family Wines—which includes Treana, Liberty School, and Quest—started in 2000, making small productions of Rhone varieties. Visit the tasting room at 1585 Live Oak Road in Paso, or check out hopefamilywines.com. Just south of SLO, Santa Barbara County is home to two of the magazine’s top 100: Holus Bolus’ 2017 Presqu’ile Vineyard syrah from the Santa Maria Valley ranked as the magazine’s No. 21 pick of the year. The syrah was lauded because it “raises the elegance factor like few others. Snappy raspberry, crumbled hibiscus, and white pepper aromas are pinpointed and lean on the nose. ... Endless sensory fascination.” Holus Bolus, founded in 2003, opened a tasting room in Los Olivos at the end of this past September. Check it out at 2905 Grand Ave., or visit thejoyfantastic.com for more info. And the Margerum 2018 Sybarite Sauvignon Blanc, from Happy Canyon, is ranked as No. 60. This wine is noted for its “crisp pear flesh, lemon rind, and white flowers” on the nose and “citrus and Asian pear flavors.” Margerum has been around since 2001, producing wine from its estate vineyard as well as other Santa Barbara County vineyards. Visit its winery tasting room in Buellton at 59 Industrial Way, or learn more at margerumwines.com. Δ Flavor writer Beth Giuffre is making her top 100 list and checking it twice. Send your favorite rankings to bgiuffre@ newtimesslo.com.

D INE ’N’ DISH Sweet potato fries and finals

Recently my folks and I talked about the food we ate when we were poor, sexy, and in college. My dad ate a dozen donuts (which he said cost less than 50 cents) a day at Cornell. My mom ate cheap baby food to get her tummy through nursing school. And me? My dormmates and I would go to the local San Diego coffee shops for coffee and fries dipped in ranch dressing. We’d sit there for hours for our free refills of coffee in between studying and avoiding studying. The vibe at Kreuzberg reminds me of those college days. The music is ethereal, the studying nooks are straight out of Architectural Digest, the motto is “Poor but sexy,” and the snacks are off the hook. At Craft K Union, the coffee is as good as European, and the kitchen snacks don’t look anything like those in the ’90s coffee shop days. What comfort and joy I feel eating those handmade, thinly sliced, baked sweet potato fries dipped in ranch. Seasoned with a generous amount of garlic and spices, they are perfectly crisp on the outside and soft inside. Served on crossword puzzle wax paper, the snack is right for thinking, dreaming, and socializing. Kreuzberg California is located at 685 Higuera St., SLO. A rather large portion of sweet potato fries is available during snack hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A bowl of fries or tots goes for $6.25. To upgrade to sweet potato fries, add $3. Δ Flavor writer Beth Giuffre is less poor now but still sexy. Send plates of tots to bgiuffre@newtimesslo.com.


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3960 S. HIGUERA STREET, #53, 3BD, 2BA, $241,900, Sun 11-2, Richardson Properties, 805391-0512, Jennifer Young, RE#01773813

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1035 DEL LAGO DRIVE, 4BD, 2BA, $420,000, Sun 1-3, United Agents, 805-3106543, Randy Smith, 01219371

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310 WICKENDEN ST, 3BD, 4BA, $442,000, Sat 12-3, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, 805-687-2666, Suzy Ealand, 1766178

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1841 PINECOVE DRIVE, 4BD, 2BA, $715,000, 653 HILLSIDE DRIVE, 3BD, 3BA, $723,000,

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Sat 12-2 pm, Keller Williams Pismo Beach, 805234-1227, Peter Joehnk, DRE#02094564

Sun 2-4, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, 805-879-5003, Brenda Cloud, 1772551

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FILE NO. 2019-2672 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/12/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEYCOME OF CALIFORNIA, 1348 Cecelia Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Valeska Nemetz Inc. (1348 Cecelia Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Valeska Nemetz Inc., Valeska Nemetz, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2586 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LEIGH’S, LEIGH’S BAKESHOP, 295 N. Chorro St., Apt. C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Nicole Leigh Miles (295 N. Chorro St., Apt. C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Nicole Miles. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-04-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-04-24. November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2601 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SAE CANCER REGISTRY SERVICES, 846 corbett Canyon Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Gayle MacGregor (846 corbett Canyon Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Gayle MacGregor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-05-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-05-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2628 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/22/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE BAILEY LAW FIRM, 1405 Garden St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The Jonas Bailey Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation (1405 Garden St., Suite 2, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ The Jonas Bailey Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation, Jonas Bailey, Chief Executive Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-07-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-07-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

FILE NO. 2019-2629 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NADIA, 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. (205 Concourse Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Vintage Wine Estates, Inc., Patrick Roney, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-07-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-07-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2654 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2011) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SEACREST OCEANFRONT HOTEL, 2241 Price St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Core Pismo, LLC (3333 Michelson Drive, Suite 430, Irvine, CA 92612). This business is conducted by A DE Limited Liability Company /s/ Core Pismo, LLC, Manish Bhakta, Chief Financial Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-12-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-12-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2655 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/12/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SPRAY FORCE PAINTING, 552 Kings Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. John Stephen Ashbaugh (552 Kings Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ John Stephen Ashbaugh, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-12-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 11-12-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2656 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THAI VILLA, 626 W. Tefft, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. C & J Asian Connection Inc. (626 W. Tefft, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Corpora-

LEGAL NOTICES tion /s/ C & J Asian Connection Inc., Chris Vongsaroj, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-12-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-12-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2657 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, AMERICAN RAIN GUTTERS, 1434 Scenic View Way, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Raymond Chacon (1434 Scenic View Way, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Raymond Chacon, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-12-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 11-12-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2658 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/12/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HEAVEN’S BEST, 802 Tanis Place, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Brett Robert Halley, Nichole Halley (802 Tanis Place, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Brett Halley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-12-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-12-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2663 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/1987) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CRUSHED GRAPE, SLO SURPRISES, SAN LUIS GENERAL STORE, SAN LUIS OBISPO GENERAL STORE, CRUSHED GRAPE WINE AND GIFTS, 491 Madonna Rd., Ste. 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Gretchen Elaine Gonyer (176 San Jose Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Gretchen Elaine Gonyer, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2665 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/15/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEAR METAL KUSTOMS, 1147 Scott St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Bear Metal Kustoms (885 Santa Maria Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Bear Metal Kustoms Inc, Rochelle Pall, VP/CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2667 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EFREN’S, 1720 Beach Street, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Efren’s Deli Shop, Inc. (1720 Beach Street, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Efren’s Deli Shop, Inc., Efren Alvares Ramos, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2668 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/25/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EFREN’S SLO – MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 1285 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Elisea, Inc. (1285 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Elisea, Inc., Edgar Eduardo Alvarez Ramos, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2671 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/13/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BCS, 421 S 8th St., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Kevin Gary Brock (421 S 8th St., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kevin G. Brock, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2677 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ESTALGIC PRODUCTIONS, 9410 Marchant Way, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Julian Pech (9410 Marchant Way, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Julian Pech. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-14-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2679 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/14/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ALTAVISTA ECLECTIC ARTS & DESIGNS, 250 Longview Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Lindsay Alicia Wilcox (250 Longview Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Lindsay Alicia Wilcox, Owner/ Operator. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-14-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2688 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/14/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BACK OFFICE SOLUTIONS, 671 Mitchell Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Eliseo Alejandro Aceves (671 Mitchell Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Eliseo Alejandro Aceves. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-14-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2690 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PLANET FITNESS - PASO ROBLES, 1131 Creston Road, Ste. 97, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. PF Paso Robles, LLC (9 Grand Avenue, Suite 2D, Toms River, NJ 08753). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ PF Paso Robles, LLC, David Bidwell, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-14-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-24. November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2019

FILE NO. 2019-2691 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GOODS GARMENT AND AESTHETIC PRODUCTIONS CO., 1303 East Grand Avenue, Suite 114, F, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Tanner Dane Jenings (897 South Oakglen, Nipomo, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tanner Dane Jenings. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-14-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-24. November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2692 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2010) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GOODMAN SPEECH THERAPY & ADAPTIVE RESOURCES (GSTAR), 370 Corralitos Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Lesley Ann Goodman (370 Corralitos Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Lesley A Goodman. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-15-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-15-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2694 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/14/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SAM SMOKESHOP, 1051 S 13th Street, Unit B, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Sam Alyousef (261 Alyssum Cir., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Sam Alyousef, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-15-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-15-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2697 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WILSON ORAL SURGERY, 207 Station Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Dental Practice of Tyler M. Wilson, DDS, Inc. (2151 S. College Drive, Suite 104, Santa Maria, CA 93455). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Dental Practice of Tyler M. Wilson, DDS, Inc., Tyler M. Wilson, DDS-President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-15-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-15-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2701 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WRIGHT SBD LLC, 791 Price Street #185, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Wright SBD LLC (791 Price Street #185, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Wright SBD LLC, Brian Wright, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-18-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-18-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

FILE NO. 2019-2705 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as, AKVERTISE, 430 Montebello Oaks Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Akvertise, Inc. (430 Montebello Oaks Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Akvertise, Inc., Stephen Stern, General Counsel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-18-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-18-24. November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2706 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WINES OF THE WEST, 3750 Highway 46 W., Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. (205 Concourse Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Vintage Wine Estates, Inc., Patrick Roney, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-18-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-18-24. November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2707 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COASTAL FAMILY DERMATOLOGY, PC, 892 Aerovista Place, Suite 120, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Coastal Family Dermatology, PC (892 Aerovista Place, Suite 120, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Coastal Family Dermatology, PC, Christine Kilcline, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-18-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 11-18-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FILE NO. 2019-2714 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/16/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SKIPPERS BREW COFFEE HOUSE, 571 Embarcadero, Ste. A, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Sharon Colleen Rubino, Karen Louise Pike (2085 Sunset Ave. #2, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Sharon Colleen Rubino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-19-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-19-24. November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2719 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DUBLIN MACMILLAN GROUP,DMG CONSULTING, DMG, 1241 Johnson Avenue #276, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Leola Dublin Macmillan (1677 Encino Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Leola Dublin Macmillan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-19-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 1119-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2019-2722 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TOLOSA TAX, 7252 Parriza Court, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Karen Bolen (7252 Parriza Court, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Karen Bolen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-20-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2723 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CELEBRATE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, LLC, 1799 11th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Chanti Fritzsching Waters (1799 11th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Chanti Fritzsching Waters, Chief Executive Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-20-24. November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2710 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/19/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 10-36 CUSTOMS, 227 Alyssum Cir., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Brian Martinelli (227 Alyssum Cir., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brian Martinelli. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-19-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 1119-24. November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2019

FILE NO. 2019-2712 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ACROPOLIS LLC, 3563 Sueldo St. Ste. A. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Acropolis LLC (3563 Sueldo St. Ste. A. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Acropolis LLC, Patrick Moore, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-19-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 11-19-24. November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2725 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LIGHTHOUSE CLEANING SERVICE, 251 S. Oak Park Blvd., #6, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. David Lee Boehme (251 S. Oak Park Blvd., #6, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ David Lee Boehme. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-20-24. November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2019


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FILE NO. 2019-2740 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/21/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, JR LANDSCAPING GARDENING, 1404 Woodside Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Esthela Garcia, Juan C Garcia Carmona (1404 Woodside Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Esthela Garcia, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 11-21-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

FILE NO. 2019-2758 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HUNTER SALON, 1421 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Hunter SLO, LLC. (211 N Tassajara Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Hunter SLO, LLC., Brianne Vaughn, Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-27-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-27-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

FILE NO. 2019-2769 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/02/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THROUGH THE KNOT, 3100 Main Street #8, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Richard Allen Smucker (3100 Main Street #8, Morro Bay, CA 93442), Shannon Lee Bihamta (2 Mustang Drive, La Plata, MD, 20646). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Richard A Smucker, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-02-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-02-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FILE NO. 2019-2792 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/09/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST WELLNESS GROUP, 777 Pismo Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Amy E Kastning (777 Pismo Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Amy E. Kastning, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-05-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-05-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2019-2729 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 1134 FILMS, 3216 Amber Dr., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Casey Michael Wieber (3216 Amber Dr., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Casey Wieber, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-20-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

FILE NO. 2019-2730 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/20/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CAT NOIR CREATIVE CONSULTING, CAT NOIR CC, THE PICKLED PREDICAMENT, 473 Binscarth Rd., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Theresa Wilson (473 Binscarth Rd., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Theresa Wilson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 1120-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2736 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/20/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THIRSTY THURSDAY WINES, 1650 Ramada Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Continental Vineyards, LLC (1650 Ramada Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A DE Limited Liability Company /s/ Continental Vineyards, LLC, Justin Tooley, General Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. A. Gibson, Deputy. Exp. 11-21-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2737 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, UNDER THE SUN CHILDCARE, 771 Oxen Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Jessica Odette Grimes (771 Oxen Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jessica Grimes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-21-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2739 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/22/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KELLER FINANCIAL SERVICE, 300 Via Las Aguilas, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Samuel Keller (300 Via Las Aguilas, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Samuel Keller, Broker. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 11-21-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2741 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LEXIAM CONSULTING, 823 Murray Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Marjorie Lynn Metz (823 Murray Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Marjorie Lynn Metz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-21-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

FILE NO. 2019-2759 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/26/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HUNTER SALON, 1435 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Hunter SLO, LLC. (211 N Tassajara Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Hunter SLO, LLC., Brianne Vaughn, Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-27-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-27-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2746 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FLAMEFX, FLAMEFX SOLUTIONS, 787 Cardinal Court, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Levi Morin (787 Cardinal Court, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Levi Morin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-22-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-22-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2756 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MOBILE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS, 760 Mattie Road, Suite A1, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Shelly D Dalton (760 Mattie Road, Suite A1, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Shelly Dalton, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-26-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 11-26-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2757 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/23/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BOND REAL ESTATE GROUP, 330 James Way, Suite 150, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. 007 Real Estate Group, Incorporated (1700 K Street, Suite 220. Bakersfield, CA 93301). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ 007 Real Estate Group, Incorporated, Jacek Bond, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-26-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 11-26-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

FILE NO. 2019-2796 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/19/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, UNIQUE, 912 Hischeir Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Adrion Colin Mock (912 Hischeir Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Adrion Mock. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-05-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-05-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FILE NO. 2019-2829 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TIN CITY, 450 Marquita Avenue, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Marquita Crossing LLC (450 Marquita Avenue, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Marquita Crossing LLC, Cathleen English, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2019-2783 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/24/1971) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HOFBRAU DER ALBATROSS MORRO BAY, 901 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. The Flying Duchman Enterprises (PO Box 1027, Morro Bay, CA 93443). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ The Flying Duchman Enterprises, Stan Van Beurden, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-04-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 1204-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2019-2765 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/13/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LOWNEY TREE AND LANDSCAPE SERVICE, 10240 Digger Pine Road, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Levi Jeffrey Lowney (10240 Digger Pine Road, Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Levi Jeffrey Lowney. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-02-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 12-02-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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FILE NO. 2019-2780 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/15/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE GRAD SCHOOL COACH, 4200 La Posada, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Adam Dion AnciraCorrigan (4200 La Posada, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Adam Ancira-Corrigan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-03-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 12-03-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FILE NO. 2019-2762 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/19/1986) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TOBYCO BUILDERS, 1420 Huntington Avenue, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Theodore Bellocchi (1420 Huntington Avenue, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Theodore C Bellocchi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-27-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-27-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

FILE NO. 2019-2764 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/02/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GROUCHO DESIGNS, 101 Shanna Place, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Gregory Brian Schlitz (101 Shanna Place, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Gregory Brian Schlitz, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-02-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-02-24. December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

FILE NO. 2019-2828 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/18/2003) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HAIR COLOR SALON, 1428 E Grand Avenue, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Virginia Ann Martinez (405 Bakeman Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Virginia A. Martinez, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FILE NO. 2019-2785 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, JJ’S MARKET, 2792 Halcyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Coastal Family LLC (2792 S Halcyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Coastal Family LLC, Sia Vash Nazhand, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-04-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-04-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2786 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BOOZE FOR PAWS, 611 Paseo Bella Montana, Unit A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Booze For Paws LLC (793 Foothill Blvd., Ste. A #163, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Booze For Paws LLC, Siddhartha Chand, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-04-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-04-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FILE NO. 2019-2797 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/05/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEAUTY BY KNOWLEDGE, 3165 Broad Street, Suite 118, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Angela Candelaria Romero (12303 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Apt. L302, Mukilteo, WA 98275). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Angela Candelaria Romero, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-05-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 12-05-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2803 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2000) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE MOUNTAIN PLUMBER, 1019 La Serenata, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Richard Brown (1019 La Serenata, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Richard Brown. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-06-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-06-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2804 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COAST REALTY, 245 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher Brian Bath (380 Las Vegas, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christopher Bath, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-06-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 12-06-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FILE NO. 2019-2830 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/09/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RED CARPET INTERLOCKING PAVERS, 5710 Olmeda Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Raul Cordova Vargas (5710 Olmeda Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Raul Cordova Vargas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2833 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/15/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SAN LUIS CREEK LODGE, 1941 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. 1941 Monterey LLC (1941 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ 1941 Monterey LLC, Kevan D. Beall, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2019-2835 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/09/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SOCIETY CUISINE, LLC, TRUMPET VINE CATERING, 825 Riverside Ave., Unit 12, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Society Cuisine, LLC (1890 Mulberry Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Society Cuisine, LLC, Nicholas Nolan, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-24. December 12, 19, 26, 2019 & January 2, 2020

FILE NO. 2019-2639 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, O’CONNOR PEST CONTROL CENTRAL COAST, 101 Cuyama lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. KNO Enterprises (101 Cuyama lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A NV Corporation /s/ Kevin Michael O’Connor, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-07-19. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-07-24. November 14, 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

LIEN-SALE AUCTION AT MEATHEAD MINI STORAGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to the California Self-Storage Facilities Act (California Business & Professions Code Section 21700 et seq.). The undersigned will sell at public auction by competitive bidding on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM. on the premises where the property has been stored and which are located at Meathead Mini Storage, 3600 South Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, California, the following: Karen Ferraro Unit No. F07 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property D'Ann Martin Unit No. 363 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property David Strickland Unit No. 748 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Karrie Vickery Unit No. 2308 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Colin Ginchereau Unit No. 1071E Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Marissa Weisbly Unit No. C12 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Dustin Miller Unit No. 315 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Nathan Goodkill Unit No. 332 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Rossana Enger Unit No. 2026 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Amber Dockery Unit No. 2013A Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Jessee Parish Unit No. E11 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. All purchased items will be sold AS IS, WHERE IS and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between the owner and the obligated party. Dated: 11/15/2019 Auctioneer: Kenneth D. Erpenbach dba Hitchin’ Post Auction Barn Bond No. MS879-23-57 (805) 434-1770 December 5, 12, 2019

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CHRISTOPHER PELINE CASE NUMBER: 19PR - 0383

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: CHRISTOPHER PELINE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MELISSA LUCI in

LEGAL NOTICES the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that MELISSA LUCI be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 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: December 31, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 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 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 formal 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: Robert E. Jeppson, Esq. 2311 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 9 South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 December 5, 12, & 19, 2019

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LEONA LEHMAN CASE NUMBER: 19PR - 0378

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: LEONA LEHMAN and LEONA IRENE LEHMAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LONNY A. LEHMAN & SEAN E. LEHMAN in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that LONNY A. LEHMAN & SEAN E. LEHMAN 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

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS SEALED BIDS will be received at the office of the Cit Cler 760 Mattie oad Pismo each California until 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 23, 2020 as determined b www.time.gov for performing wor as follows 2020 PAVEMENT PROJECT efore submitting bids Contractors shall be licensed in accordance with the aws of the State of California. ccordingl the successful idder shall possess a Class eneral Engineering Contractor s icense at the time this contract is awarded. Project Plans and Specifications are available at the Engineering Division office located at 760 Mattie oad Pismo each C . non refundable fee of 0 .00 per set will be charged. Electronic Plans and Specifications are available via email at no charge. uestions will be accepted in writing up to 6 hours before bid closing b emailing Chad Stoehr at cstoehr pismobeach.org. uestions regarding bid procedure or other non technical questions can be as ed b emailing Erin lsen at eolsen pismobeach.org or b calling 0 77 6 6. E C DE C C E

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT NEGATIVE DECLARATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT The The City of San Luis Obispo has completed the Draft Initial Study / Negative Declaration (IS / ND) for the proposed Miossi Open Space Conservation Plan as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The IS / ND found the project to have a less than significant impact on the environment based on following environmental factors: Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Geology and Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, and Wildfire. No potentially significant or significant impacts were identified. The project is located at the Miossi Open Space property at 0 Old Stagecoach Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. This notice is provided pursuant to Public Resources Code 21083 and 21087 and CEQA Guidelines 15072 and 15105. The project site is not included on any of the lists enumerated under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code. Description of the Proposed Project: The project site is a 266-acre City-owned property located north of the City of San Luis Obispo. The property was acquired by the City of San Luis Obispo in 2018 to increase and enhance available open space, providing natural resources and habitat conservation opportunities, as well as passive recreational trail use. The project site is vacant and consists primarily of rural lands used for grazing, as well as unpaved off-highway roads, and is bisected by the UPRR railroad tracks. The project would implement new single-track trails, connections to Roller Coasters Trail to the north and Poly Canyon Loop Trail to the west, and would make use of a cattle-guard-protected undercrossing of the existing UPRR tracks using an existing culvert. Project features, such as a 3’ split-rail trailhead entry fence, a three-panel informational kiosk, a bike rack, approximately 10,000 square feet of informal on-site parking, pet waste “Mutt MittsTM” and waste disposal receptacles, and small-scale safety lighting will be located at the front entrance south of Old Stagecoach Road. Informational kiosks and trail direction blades will be located along the proposed single-track trails, and the project site would be surrounded by a five-strand, wildlife-friendly, cattle perimeter fence. All recreational amenities would be designed and installed in accordance with the City’s standard specifications identified in the adopted Open Space Maintenance Plan (2015). The informal parking area would be located in an existing disturbed area along Old Stagecoach Road across from the entry gate, and not require grading or surfacing. The potential off-site connection to Poly Canyon Loop Trail would traverse approximately 1,500 linear feet of land managed by California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo. Vehicular access to the project site would be primarily from Old Stagecoach Road, with secondary access near the West Cuesta Ridge trailhead, which accesses Old Stagecoach Road from the north. The requested approvals for the project include adoption of the Miossi Open Space Conservation Plan, which the City has drafted to implement the conservation objectives associated with the project. The proposed Conservation Plan would designate the project site as a City Open Space property in accordance with the City’s Open Space Regulations (1996), the Conservation Guidelines for Open Space Lands of the City of San Luis Obispo (2002), and the Conservation and Open Space Element of the City’s General Plan (2006). The Conservation Plan includes goals and policies designed to guide future passive recreational use and management of the property. Conservation Plan policies will guide sensitive resource avoidance during development of recreational amenities, including the design and implementation of final trail alignments and amenity locations, as well as long-term maintenance of the site. As described in the Conservation Plan, the preservation of environmental resources and habitats will be the primary consideration in all management decisions where a choice must be made between preservation of the natural environmental and passive recreational use. As described in the Conservation Plan, as part of the purchase arrangements for the property the City of San Luis Obispo has agreed to maintain the existing grazing rights on the property for a minimum of ten years. Cattle grazing would be protected by the proposed perimeter fencing and cattle guards protecting the UPRR undercrossing. Reference copies of the Miossi Open Space Conservation Plan and the Initial Study / Negative Declaration are available at the City’s Clerk’s Office, at 990 Palm Street, or by calling Robert Hill at 805-781-7211. These documents are also be available on the City’s website at www.slocity.org. A 30-day public review period for the Negative Declaration will be from Wednesday December 11, 2019 to Saturday January 11, 2020. Anyone interested in commenting on the document should submit a written statement to the City of San Luis Obispo, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, Attention: Robert Hill, Sustainability & Natural Resources Official, or by email to rhill@slocity.org by 5:00 p.m., January 10, 2020. The San Luis Obispo City Council will hold a public hearing on January 14, 2020 to consider the adoption of the Miossi Open Space Conservation Plan and the Negative Declaration. Interested persons can access the City Council agenda at http://www.slocity. org/government/mayor-and-city-council/agendas-and-minutes beginning on January 7, 2020 to locate the Council Agenda Report and final documents for this project. December 12, 2019

SAN LUIS COASTAL UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

City of Pismo Beach State of California

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Luis Coastal Unified School District acting by and through its Board of Education, will receive bids up to, but not later than, 2 p.m. December 19, 2019 for Custodial Supplies Bid #302.

SEALED BIDS will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, California, until 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, February 20, 2020 as determined by www.time.gov for performing work as follows:

Such bids shall be received in the Purchasing Office, Attention: Donelle Butler, Buyer, 1500 Lizzie Street, Building C-1, San Luis Obispo, California 93401.

Construction of this project includes specific pieces of equipment to support the sludge handling process. Prospective bidders should give special attention to the List of Suppliers, Substitution Request Form and Section 4-1.08 – Trade Names and Alternatives during preparation of bids.

Each bid must conform and be responsive to this Invitation, Notice to Bidders, Bidding Instructions, General Conditions, Specifications, and all other components comprising the pertinent bid documents. Interested firms and/or individuals may request a bid packet by contacting Donelle Butler at dbutler@ slcusd.org or 805-549-1211. The District reserves the right to reject any or all bids, or accept or reject any one or more items of a bid, or to waive any irregularities or informalities in the bids or bidding. Donelle Butler San Luis Coastal Unified School District

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING NOTICE OF TENTATIVE ACTION / PUBLIC HEARING WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing WHEN: Friday, January 17, 2019 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: A request by Jane Buffuna and Jon Negranti for the approval of a Reclamation Plan Amendment/Minor Use Permit (DRC2007-00016) for Whale Rock Quarry (Mine ID #91-40-0010) to cover an expanded mining area within a 229.73-acre area of vested mining rights on two Assessor’s parcels totaling 234 acres. The Whale Rock Quarry site was “vested” by the Board of Supervisors and is therefore authorized to operate without a Conditional Use Permit. However, the State of California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act, Public Resources Code Section 2774, and County of San Luis Obispo Land Use Ordinance Chapter 22.36 requires approval of a reclamation plan covering the entire area proposed for disturbance. The proposed Reclamation Plan Amendment (RPA) will result in reclamation-related activities on mined or disturbed area over a total of approximately 82 acres (19 acres already disturbed and 63 acres to be disturbed following approval of the RPA). Reclamation will occur concurrently with extractive operations as final contours are reached; mining is proposed in four phases spanning approximately 200 years, with Final Reclamation of the mining area anticipated to be completed by 2220. The proposed project is within the Agriculture land use category and is located at 1424 Old Creek Road, approximately 1.3 miles northeast of the community of Cayucos. The site is within the Adelaida Sub Area of the North County Planning Area. Also to be considered at the hearing will be adoption of the Environmental Document prepared for the item. The Environmental Coordinator, after completion of the initial study, finds that there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not necessary. Therefore, a Negative Declaration (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) has been issued on December 11, 2019 for this project. The Environmental Document is available for public review at the Department of Planning and Building, at the below address. A copy of the Environmental Document is also available on the Planning and Building Department website at www.sloplanning. org. Anyone interested in commenting on the proposed Environmental Document should submit a written statement and/or speak at the public hearing. Comments will be accepted up until completion of the public hearing(s). County File Number: DRC2007-00016 Supervisorial District: District 2 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 046-201-028, 073-093-008 Date Accepted: 12/13/2017 WHERE: The hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, Room #D170, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. The Board of Supervisors Chambers are located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. At the meeting all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Cindy Chambers, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. TO REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING This matter is tentatively scheduled to appear on the consent agenda, which means that it and any other items on the consent agenda can be acted upon by the hearing officer with a single motion. An applicant or interested party may request a public hearing on this matter. To do so, send a letter to this office at the address below or send an email to pdh@co.slo.ca.us by Friday, January 10, 2020 at 4:30 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC2007-00016.” If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. Daniela Chavez, Secretary Planning Department Hearing December 12, 2019

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Wastewater Treatment Facility Sludge Dewatering Improvements

Before submitting bids, Contractors shall be licensed in accordance with the Laws of the State of California. Accordingly, the successful bidder shall possess a Class A, General Engineering Contractor’s License at the time this contract is awarded. A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on January 15, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. Please meet promptly at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, located at 550 Frady Lane; Pismo Beach, CA 93449. Bidders that do not attend this mandatory pre-bid meeting shall be disqualified from bidding on this Project. Project Plans and Specifications are available at the Engineering Division office located at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449. A non-refundable fee of $2,000.00 per set will be charged. Electronic Plans and Specifications are available via email at no charge. Questions will be accepted in writing up to 72 hours before bid closing by emailing Chad Stoehr at cstoehr@pismobeach.org. Questions regarding bid procedure or other non-technical questions can be asked by emailing Erin Olsen at eolsen@pismobeach. org or by calling (805) 773-4656. ERICA INDERLIED CITY CLERK December 12 & 19, 2019

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING BRIEF TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019 AT 9:00 AM. 4 BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT Consent Agenda – Item Nos. 01-34 & Resolution (Res.) No. 2019-324 thru 2019-336, approved as amended. 02. Public Comment Period - matters not on the agenda: E. Greening, B Difatta, S. Goetz, N. Andre, B. Vaphek, T. Wendorff, J. Jones, S. Warren, L. Owen, D. Tudor, E. Powers, K. Drabinski, H. Dayspring, C. Mamakos, S. Despaia, G. Nelson, PHD, P. Koines, B. Peters, & J. Kelly: speak. No action taken. 03. RES. NO. 2019-337 amending position allocation lists for various departments, & submittal of FY 2019-20 1st Quarter Report, adopted. 04. RES NO. 2019-338 amending the Position Allocation List for FC 166 Behavioral Health& receive and approve the Mental Health Services Act Annual Update, adopted. 05. Ordinance NO. 3403 Amending Chapter 3.21 of Title 13 of the County Code Low Value Assessments Adopted. 06. Submittal of a presentation on outcome of Blue Bag Partnership Pilot effort, rec’d and filed 07. Public Testimony hearing for Tourism Marketing District renewal, rec’d and filed hearing cont. to Jan. 14, 2020. 08. RES NO. 2019-339 partially upholding an appeal by yak tityu tityu yak tilhini Northern Chumash Cultural Preservation Kinship & uphold decision of Planning Co. approval by PG&E for development plan/coastal development Permit (DRC2018-00003), & adopt Mitigated Negative Declaration, adopted as amended. 09. Closed Session. Significant exposure to litigation: No of potential cases: 2. Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of section 54956.9. Number of potential cases: 2 Existing litigation: Application Filed by PG&E in the 2018 Nuclear Decommissioning Cost Triennial Proceeding (U 39 E) A: 18-12-008; In re PG&E Corporation (19-19-30088); In re PG&E Company (19-19-30089); Conference w/ Labor Negotiator, T. Douglas-Schatz, re: SLOGAU; SLOCEA-T&C; DCCA; Sheriffs’ Mgmt; SLOCPPOA; DSA; DAIA; SLOCPMPOA; SLOCEA – PSSC; Unrepresented Mgmt & Confidential Employees; SDSA; UDWA. Report out – open session, no reportable action. Meeting Adjourned. Wade Horton, Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors By: Tessa Cornejo, Deputy Clerk 01.

December 12, 2019

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WHO:

WHO:

County of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission

WHEN: Thursday, January 9, 2019 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: Hearing to consider a request by Alyson Rodges for Development Plan/Coastal Development Permit (DRC201900163) to allow for a dog training facility with overnight boarding accommodations. The project proposes the conversion of existing storage structures to dog grooming facilities and overnight accommodations. Other improvements include installation of pens and internal fencing. The project proposes modifications to the development standards of Specialized Animal Facilities (CZLUO 23.08.052.g.[4].[ii]) to allow access from a private-maintained road. No site disturbance is proposed. The proposed project is within the Industrial land use category and is located at 776 Calle Bendita Road in the village of CallenderGarrett. The site is in the South County (Coastal) Planning Area. Also to be considered is the determination that this project is categorically exempt from environmental review under CEQA. County File Number: DRC2019-00163 Supervisorial District: District 4 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 091-351-054 Date Accepted: 10/22/2019 WHERE: The hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, Room #D170, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. The Board of Supervisors Chambers are located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. At the meeting all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Young Choi, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. COASTAL APPEALABLE County action may be eligible for appeal to the California Coastal Commission after all possible local appeal efforts are exhausted. Appeals must be filed in writing as provided by Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance Section 23.01.043.

County of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission

WHEN: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: Hearing to consider a request by Golden State Water Company (GSWC) for a Development Plan/Coastal Development Permit (DRC201900068) to allow for the replacement of an existing 84,000-gallon bolted steel water tank (reservoir) with a new 140,000-gallon welded steel reservoir. The project will disturb then entire 0.33-acre parcel located within the Residential Suburban land use category. The site is located on the south side of Alamo Drive, approximately 250 feet south of Rodman Drive, within the community of Los Osos, in the Estero Planning Area. Also to be considered at the hearing will be adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for the item. The Environmental Coordinator, after completion of the initial study, finds that there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not necessary. Therefore, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) has been issued on December 19, 2019 for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Geology and Soils, Hazards/Hazardous Materials, Noise, and Land Use and are included as conditions of approval. The Environmental Document is available for public review at the Department of Planning and Building, at the below address. A copy of the Environmental Document is also available on the Planning and Building Department website at www.sloplanning. org. Anyone interested in commenting on the proposed Environmental Document should submit a written statement and/or speak at the public hearing. Comments will be accepted up until completion of the public hearing(s). County File Number: DRC2019-00068 Supervisorial District: District 2 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 074-021-034 Date Accepted: 12/02/2019 WHERE: The hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, Room #D170, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. The Board of Supervisors Chambers are located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. At the meeting all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Kathryn Nall, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. COASTAL APPEALABLE County action may be eligible for appeal to the California Coastal Commission after all possible local appeal efforts are exhausted. Appeals must be filed in writing as provided by Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance Section 23.01.043.

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Ramona Hedges, Secretary Planning Commission

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Petitioner: Lonny A. Lehman & Sean E. Lehman 724 Dodson Way Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

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: January 21, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, 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 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 formal 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.

December 12, 19, & 26, 2019

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: VIOLET IRENE DUNCAN CASE NUMBER: 19PR - 0390

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: VIOLET IRENE DUNCAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by STEVEN G. DUNCAN in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that STEVEN G. DUNCAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 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: December 31, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 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

LEGAL NOTICES 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 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 formal 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: Christian E. Iversen 605-13th St. Paso Robles, CA 93446 December 12, 26, 2019, & January 2, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE DECEMBER 20, 2019

A&G Self Storage, 1173 El Camino Real, #B Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, 805481-1300 The contents of Units 32 (8’ x 16’) and 75 (9’ x 16’) will be sold at auction for nonpayment of rent and other fees. Sealed bids will be accepted until 5 p.m. December 20, 2019. They may be dropped in the mail slot at above address. December 12 & 19, 2019

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE PERSONAL PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given that undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to sections 21700-21716 of the Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the Commercial Code, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell said property by competitive bidding, on or after FRIDAY, December 13th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Said property has been stored and is located at Main Mini Storage located at 2100 Main St., Morro Bay CA. 93442, 1380 Santa Ynez Ave. and 2000 Mountain View, Los Osos, CA 93402located in San Luis Obispo County, CA. Property to be sold includes but is not limited to: Possible collectibles, auto parts, power tools, household appliances, sporting equipment, display cases, bookshelves, tables, end tables, hutches, furniture, kitchenware, washer & dryer, dresser, lamps, sofa, loveseat, bicycles, hand tools, garden tools, fishing poles, chairs, ladders, file cabinet, household items, clothing, shoes, toys, boxes contents unknown. Belonging to: LOS OSOS LOCATION: Roberts, Kristine A. (10x10) Gassant, Alexis (5x10) Rowe, Rachelle (5x7) Karr, Carol (5x5) MORRO BAY Kurry, Christopher (5x7) Purchases must be paid for at the time of sale in CASH ONLY. All purchased items sold as is, where is. Items must be removed at time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Advertiser Reserves the right to bid. Dated this 3rd day of December 2019. Storagetreasures.com (480) 3976503 Main Mini Storage (805) 5287864 December 5th and December 12th, 2019.

Nipomo Community Services District Ordinance 2019-130 Who: The Nipomo Community Services District (District) Board of Directors introduced Ordinance 2019-130 on November 27, 2019, with Directors Eby, Armstrong, Blair, and Woodson voting in favor of introducing the ordinance. Director Gaddis was absent. What: Ordinance 2019-130 amends and replaces the entirety of Chapter 3.03 of the District Code, which sets forth the District’s water and sewer fees, charges, and collection procedures. The amendments are intended to comply with newly enacted state law (SB 998) and to clarify certain provisions. When: Ordinance 2019-130 was adopted at the December 11, 2019 regular meeting of the District Board of Directors with Directors Armstrong, Woodson, Blair, Gaddis and Eby voting in favor of adopting the ordinance. Where: The meeting was held at the Jon S. Seitz Board Room, 148 South Wilson Street, Nipomo, CA. The complete text of the ordinance is available on the District’s website at www.ncsd.ca.gov and at the District’s office located at 148 South Wilson Street in Nipomo. December 12, 2019

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 038-322-031 TS NO: CA05000177-19-1 TO NO: 190735603-CA-VOI

(The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d) (2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED October 2, 2015. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On December 23, 2019 at 09:00 AM, Breezeway facing Santa Rosa Street, County of San Luis Obispo General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust recorded on October 15, 2015 as Instrument No. 2015053019, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, executed by CYNTHIA DOTTER, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, as nominee for RESOURCE LENDERS, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1455 16TH STREET, LOS OSOS, CA 93402 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $359,372.62 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102

of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www.Auction. com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA05000177-19-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 11/18/2019 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA05000177-19-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone:949-252-8300 TDD: 866660-4288 Myron Ravelo, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Auction.com at 800.280.2832 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose.Order Number 66569, Pub Dates: 11/28/2019, 12/05/2019, 12/12/2019, NEW TIMES

HIGUERA STREET SIDEWALK REPAIR SPEC. NO. 91320 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City of San Luis Obispo will receive bids for the “HIGUERA STREET SIDEWALK REPAIR, Spec. No. 91320” at the Public Works Administration Office located at 919 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 until, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020, at 2:00 P.M., when they will be publicly opened. Bids received after said time will not be considered. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the project title, contractor name, address, and specification number. The Contractor must possess a valid Class A Contractor’s License at the time of the bid opening. Every bid must be accompanied by a certified check/cashier’s check or bidder’s bond for 10% of the bid amount, payable to the City of San Luis Obispo. Download FREE at the City’s website: www.SloCity.org - Bid packages under Bids & Proposals. Bid packages may be obtained at the Public Works Department for a non-refundable fee of $20.00 in person, $30.00 if mailed. City Standard Specifications and Engineering Standards may be obtained for a non-refundable fee of $16.00 in person, $21.00 if mailed. Questions may be addressed to Mike McGuire, Project Manager, at 805-783-7716 or mmcguire@slocity.org. December 12, 2019

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS NO. CA-18-847049-BF ORDER NO.: DS7300-19004742

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/17/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): John Calicchio, a single man Recorded: 5/25/2004 as Instrument No. 2004044887 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California; Date of Sale: 1/2/2020 at 11:00AM Place of Sale: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, located at 1087 Santa Rosa Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $747,329.68 The purported property address is: 1364 SWEETBAY LANE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 053-305-028 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-18-847049-BF. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property

LEGAL NOTICES may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2763 Camino Del Rio South San Diego, CA 92108 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-18-847049-BF IDSPub #0158352 12/5/2019 12/12/2019 12/19/2019

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 19CV-0666

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Raol Renteria filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Roul Renteria to PROPOSED NAME: Rudy Renteria THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 01/15/2020, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: November 06, 2019 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2019

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 19CV-0693

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Christopher Owen Qually filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Christopher Owen Qually to PROPOSED NAME: Saul Aroha Nui Tea THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 01/08/2020, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once

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LEGAL NOTICES » LEGAL NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 69 each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: November 15, 2019 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court November 28, December 5, 12, & 19, 2019

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 19CV-0715

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Betsy Stott McCormick filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Betsy Stott McCormick to PROPOSED NAME: Bethany Stott McCormick THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 01/16/2020, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1050 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: November 25, 2019 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 19CVP-0363

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Stephen Orcho filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Stephen Orcho to PROPOSED NAME: Stephen Joseph Orco THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 01/08/2020, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: November 14, 2019 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court November 21, 28, December 5, & 12, 2019

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

ORDER TO SHOW

SUMMONS

CAUSE FOR CHANGE

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT:

OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 19CVP-0385

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Brye Marshall Fourer filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Brye Leslie Marshall-Fourer, Brye Marshall Fourer to PROPOSED NAME: Beth Leslie Marshall-Fourer THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 01/22/2020, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: November 26, 2019 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court December 12, 19, 26, 2019, & January 2, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 19CVP-0389

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Mark Charles Akers filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Mark Charles Akers to PROPOSED NAME: Mark Charles White THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 01/29/2020, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: December 5, 2019 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court December 12, 19, 26, 2019, & January 2, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

A single-family residence at 1121 Montalban Street is scheduled to be demolished in March of 2020. If anyone is interested in relocating the building, please contact Covelop, Inc. at (805) 781-3133. Please do not disturb tenants. Proper insurance and bonding will be required. November 21, December 12, 2019 & January 2, 2020

INTEGRA PRODUCTS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION; RYAN PERRON, AN INDIVIDUAL; AND DOES 1 THROUGH 5, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: HERITAGE CONSTRUCTION CONCRETE & MASONRY, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION CASE NUMBER: 19LC-0346

Notice! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond in 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case.

CASE NUMBER: 19LC-0346 The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO – Civil & Family Branch 1035 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: A. Maria Plumtree 11132 Winners Circle, Suite G-207 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 562-594-3911 Date: 04-09-2019 By: /s/ Michael Powell, Clerk /s/, Linda McGuirk, Deputy Clerk, December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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LEGAL NOTICES SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO CASE NO.: 19FL0713 2ND AMENDED CITATION – FREEDOM FROM PARENTAL CUSTODY AND CONTROL DATE: 01/03/2020

In the Matter of the Adoption Petition of: Dean Willson Frazier, Adopting parent.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA To: Diego David Rendon By order of this court you are hereby advised that you may appear before the judge presiding in Department 9 of the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, on 1-03-2020, at 10:00 a.m. then and there to show cause, if any you have, why Cynthia Mae Rendon should not be declared from your custody and control for the purpose of freeing Cynthia Mae Rendon for placement for adoption. The following information concerns rights and procedures that relate to this proceeding for the termination of custody and control of said minor child as set forth in Family Code Section 7860 et seq.: 1. At the beginning of the proceeding the court will consider whether or not the interests of the minor child require the appointment of counsel. If the court finds that the interests of the minor do require such protection, the court will appoint counsel to represent him whether or not he is able to afford counsel. The minor will not be present in court unless he requests or the court so orders. 2. If a parent of the minor appears without counsel and is unable to afford counsel, the court must appoint counsel for the parent, unless the parent knowingly and intelligently waives the right to be represented by counsel. The court will not appoint the same counsel to represent both the minor and his parent. 3. The court may appoint either the public defender or private counsel. If private counsel is appointed, he or she will receive a reasonable sum for compensation and expenses, the amount of which will be determined by the court. The amount must be paid by the real parties in interest, but not by the minor, in such proportions as the court believes to be just. If, however, the court finds that any of the real parties in interest cannot afford counsel, the amount will be paid by the county. 4. The court may continue the proceeding for not more than thirty (30) days as necessary to appoint counsel to become acquainted with the case. Date: December 2, 2019 Michael Powell, Clerk By: Rebecca L. Hochman, Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Sean Willson frazier P.O. Box 321 Creston, CA 93432 805-674-2881 December 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2019

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(March 21-April 19): “Nobody knows really what they’re doing,” says Aries comedian Conan O’Brien. “And there are two ways to go with that information,” he continues. “One is to be afraid, and the other is to be liberated, and I choose to be liberated by it.” I hope you’ll be inspired by O’Brien’s example in the coming weeks, Aries. I suspect that if you shed your worries about the uncertainty you feel, you’ll trigger an influx of genius. Declaring your relaxed independence from the temptation to be a knowit-all will bless you with expansive new perspectives and freedom to move.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A scholar counted up how often the Bible delivers the command “Fear not!” and “Don’t be afraid!” and similar advice. The number was 145. I don’t think that approach to regulating behavior works very well. To be constantly thinking about what you’re not supposed to do and say and think about tends to strengthen and reinforce what you’re not supposed to do and say and think about. I prefer author Elizabeth Gilbert’s strategy. She writes, “I don’t try to kill off my fear. I make all that space for it. Heaps of space. I allow my fear to live and breathe and stretch out its legs comfortably. It seems to me the less I fight my fear, the less it fights back.” That’s the method I recommend for you, Libra—especially in the coming weeks.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Creativity expert Roger von Oech tells us, “Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day.” Here’s what I’ll add to his advice. If your risk muscle is flabby right now, the coming weeks will be an excellent time to whip it into better shape. Start with small, modest risks, and gradually work your way up to bigger and braver ones. And what should you do if your risk muscle is already well-toned? Dream and scheme about embarking on a major, long-term venture that is the robust embodiment of a smart gamble.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Many people engage in laughably feeble attempts to appear witty by being cynical—as if by exuding sardonic irony and sneering pessimism they could prove their mettle as brilliant observers of modern culture. An example is this lame wisecrack from humorist David Sedaris: “If you’re looking for sympathy, you’ll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.” I bring this to your attention in the hope of coaxing you to avoid indulging in gratuitous pessimism during the coming weeks. For the sake of your good health, it’s important for you to be as open-minded and generous-spirited as possible. And besides that, pessimism will be unwarranted.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “You can shop online and find whatever you’re looking for,” writes pundit Paul Krugman, “but bookstores are where you find what you weren’t looking for.” That’s a good principle to apply in every area of your life. It’s always smart to know exactly what you need and want, but sometimes—like now—it’s important that you put yourself in position to encounter what you need and want but don’t realize that you need and want.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Bachianas Brasileiras is a nine-part piece of music that blends Brazilian folk music with the compositional style of Johann Sebastian Bach. The poet Anne Sexton relied on it, letting it re-play ceaselessly during her long writing sessions. My painter friend Robin sometimes follows a similar method with Leonard Cohen’s album Ten New Songs, allowing it to cycle for hours as she works on her latest masterpiece. In accordance with astrological omens, I invite you to select a new theme song or collection of theme songs to inspire your intense efforts in behalf of your labors of love in the coming weeks. It’s a favorable time to explore the generative power of joyous, lyrical obsession.

VIRGO

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(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “I’ve spent my life butting my head against other people’s lack of imagination,” mourned Virgo musician Nick Cave, who’s renowned for his original approach to his craft. I’m bringing this to your attention because I suspect you will be endowed with an extra fertile imagination in the coming weeks. And I would hate for you to waste time and energy trying to make full use of it in the presence of influences that would resist and discourage you. Therefore, I’ll cheer you on as you seek out people and situations that enhance your freedom to express your imagination in its expansive glory.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Isaac Newton (1642–1726) was one of history’s most influential scientists and a key contributor to physics, astronomy, mathematics, and optics. His mastery of the nuances of human relationships was less developed, however. He had one close friendship with a Swiss mathematician, though he broke it off abruptly after four years. And his biographers agree that he never had sex with another person. What I find most curious, however, is the fact that he refused to even meet the brilliant French philosopher Voltaire, who reached out to him and asked to get together. I trust you won’t do anything like that in the coming weeks, Scorpio. In fact, I urge you to be extra receptive to making new acquaintances, accepting invitations, and expanding your circle of influence.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): How did humans figure out that a luxurious fabric could be made from the cocoons of insect larvae? Ancient Chinese sage Confucius told the following story. One day in 2460 B.C., 14-year-old Chinese princess Xi Ling Shi was sitting under a mulberry tree sipping tea. A silk worm’s cocoon fell off a branch and landed in her drink. She was curious, not bothered. She unrolled the delicate structure and got the idea of using the threads to weave a fabric. The rest is history. I foresee a silk-worm’s-cocoon-falling-in-your-cupof-tea type of event in your future, Sagittarius. Be alert for it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “It is the soul’s duty to be loyal to its own desires,” wrote Capricorn author Rebecca West. “It must abandon itself to its master passion.” That’s a high standard to live up to! But then you Capricorns have substantial potential to do just that: become the champions of devoting practical commitment to righteous causes. With that in mind, I’ll ask you: How are you doing in your work to embody the ideal that Rebecca West articulated? Is your soul loyal to its deepest desires? Has it abandoned itself to its master passion? Take inventory—and make any corrections, if necessary.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): I would never try to talk you into downplaying or denying your suffering. I would never try to convince you that the pain you have experienced is mild or tolerable or eminently manageable. Who among us has the wisdom to judge the severity or intractability of anyone else’s afflictions? Not I. But in the coming months, I will ask you to consider the possibility that you have the power—perhaps more than you realize—to diminish your primal aches and angst. I will encourage you to dream of healing yourself in ways that you have previously imagined to be impossible.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “You owe it to us all to get on with what you’re good at,” wrote Piscean poet W. H. Auden. In other words, you have a responsibility to develop your potential and figure out how to offer your best gifts. It’s not just a selfish act for you to fulfill your promise; it’s a generous act of service to your fellow humans. So how are you doing with that assignment, Pisces? According to my analysis, you should be right in the middle of raising your efforts to a higher octave; you should be discovering the key to activating the next phase of your success—which also happens to be the next phase of your ability to bestow blessings on others. Δ

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