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May 10 - May 17, 2018 VOLUME 32, NUMBER 42

Editor’s note

This week Best of SLO 2018

Dining out ......................................29 After hours......................................47 Arts scene ......................................56 Getting goods.................................63 Lifestyle...........................................72 About town .....................................76 Get out ...........................................87 Community watch ..........................95

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Another blackface incident at Cal Poly ........................................4 Law enforcement wants officers armed with Narcan ............ 10

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Resist what is ................................. 15

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ROYAL WEDDING: View the ceremony with local lovebirds .......................... 107 STAGE: Get Lost in Yonkers at SLO Rep ................................... 108

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rab your capes and masks, because this year’s Best Of San Luis Obispo County issue is whooshing in with a BOOM! We asked all you Wonder Women and Supermen out there for your favorite masterminds, brainiacs, daredevils, guardians, and saviors. SHAZAM! You whizzed by like The Flash!, SUPERHUMANS smashing our annual readers survey with a UNITE Here we are again, dear triumphant WHAM! Holy number of categories, readers. Your Batman! That’s an immense list of amazing! journey through the Best Of SLO KA-POW! Get saved from mediocrity. ZAAP! County starts now. Fight your nemesis of ordinary. SPLAT! Battle the abomination of bad. VROOM! Buckle up for an adventure where the best saves you from the rest, starting with The Mad Diner’s KRUNCH! in Dining Out [29]. You can also read about the latest in cultural tension at Cal Poly [4]; why the fight against opioids leads some law enforcement agencies to arm officers with naloxone [10] ; where you can renew your vows, drink tea, and watch a royal wedding [107] ; getting Lost in Yonkers with the SLO Rep [109] ; and the newest icy fad to come to San Luis Obispo [115].

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opinion Letters .......................... 15 Hodin ............................ 15 This Modern World ....... 15 Street talk ..................... 18 Rhetoric & Reason ....... 18 Shredder ...................... 20

art Artifacts ...................... 107 Split Screen.................. 111 Reviews and Times ..... 111

the rest Classifieds....................118 Real Estate ..................118 Brezsny’s Astrology.... 126

Events calendar Hot Dates .................... 22 Special Events ............. 22 Arts .............................. 22 Culture & Lifestyle ....... 25 Food & Drink ............... 28

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Cal Poly hosts forum to address racism on campus amid another blackface incident

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al Poly’s biannual Baker Forum on May 4 became tense when the discussion turned to freedom of speech and whether hate speech at the university should be punished. The forum began with a speech from Kimberly McLaughlin-Smith, a recently hired diversity and inclusion consultant, on how the university can work together to heal and move forward from racial tensions. “I daresay that this campus is in pain and it is fueled—I’m going to go ahead and say some things to you—it is fueled by ignorance, it is fueled by lack of exposure,” she said. McLaughlin-Smith was hired after an image of a fraternity member wearing blackface at a party in April set off a string of racially charged incidents, protests, and calls for policy changes at Cal Poly. The most recent incident—another image of a student in blackface circulating on social media—was announced the morning of the forum. Discussion at the May 4 forum heated up after panelists were asked if there was room for forgiveness of the frat member who wore blackface, as many on campus are calling for his expulsion. “Forgiveness is not exempt from punishment in other ways,” said panelist and ethnic studies student Leilani Hemmings Pallay, who received applause. Another panelist, philosophy professor Patrick Lin, said that expelling a student for noncriminal hate speech isn’t really an option for a public university. He said if the university was to expel a student for something like that, it would be hit with a lawsuit that would go to the Supreme Court. “If we expelled other students thinking that Cal Poly is the test case where we re-invent free speech laws. That, again, is a very interesting thought experiment, but I don’t know if it’s up

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Medical, phone records shed more light on Holland jail death

Medical records and phone logs released by two opposing camps gave the public further details about the Jan. 22, 2017, death of San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate Andrew Holland. Claims that Andrew had been medicated surfaced during a May 2 election debate on KSBY between SLO County Sheriff Parkinson and his challenger, local private investigator Greg Clayton. During the debate, Clayton said that Andrew was injected with a sedative. “Afterward, when [Andrew] was contacted by custodial staff, they all logged on that he was answering questions appropriately and that he was calm,” said Clayton, who has been endorsed by and accepted campaign contributions from the Holland family. Partial jail medical records provided by the Holland family show that Andrew, who suffered from schizophrenia, was given 2 milligrams of Ativan, an anti anxiety medication, and 20 milligrams of the anti-psychotic medication olanzapine at 7:40 p.m. on Jan. 20, 2017, about an hour after he was first placed in the chair. Notes in the log state that Andrew spit some of

the medication out. He was given a 2-milligram shot of another anti-anxiety medication about 16 minutes later. Later notes indicated that Andrew was, at times, calm and responsive to questions. At other times, the log notes that he was spitting and refused water. In a March 28 interview with KSBY, Parkinson said Andrew was put into the chair “because he was having a psychotic episode and he would not take medication and his behavior was not changing.” Parkinson made a similar statement during the debate but said he didn’t know about the injection. “I have no knowledge of an injection,” Parkinson said. “We actually asked about an injection and that would have been emergency forced medication, and the order from the psychiatrist was for voluntary medication.” Just hours before the May 2 debate, the county released text messages and phone records from the two-day period of Andrew’s confinement and subsequent death. Parkinson has maintained publicly that he was not aware of the situation until the evening of Jan. 22, 2017, when Andrew died. The Holland family claims they were told Parkinson learned about it when he was placed in the chair. NEWS continued page 7


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Compton and Paulding exchange shots in supervisor debate

Lynn Compton and Jimmy Paulding squared off on May 7 in the first debate of a heated race for 4th District SLO County supervisor at Nipomo High School. Before a standing-room only crowd, incumbent Supervisor Compton portrayed herself as a taxpayer advocate and watchdog for South County while attorney Jimmy Paulding touted his leadership abilities and work experience heading public infrastructure projects. Compton stood behind the most contentious decisions made by the current three-member conservative majority on the county’s Board of Supervisors, and she said Paulding would flip that to a liberal majority if elected. “You need somebody watching out for you,” Compton said. “[Paulding’s] talking points are exactly the same as the other supervisors on the board who are in the minority.” Paulding, in turn, called Compton “unapproachable” to constituents and held her responsible for politicizing the oftendivided board. “Local elected officials are supposed to be nonpartisan,” Paulding said. “Bringing people together is what I do. It’s my experience. We need somebody who will commit to a collaborative spirit to get things done.” The candidates debated public safety, water, energy, housing, cannabis, air quality, and the economy. Compton is opposed to the “inclusionary housing” fee on developers that goes toward affordable housing projects; in favor of streamlining development processes; against exploring a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program for the county; and against additional fire service and transportation taxes. Compton, owner of an agricultural

VIEWER DISCRETION supply company, said she approaches county issues from the perspective of a small business owner. “Every single vote that comes before me I think about how is this going to affect our economy?” Compton said. “Whether it’s raising fees on homebuilders or homeowners, everything I look at I look at through that prism.” Paulding described himself as a consensus builder and someone with experience navigating government processes as a planner and project manager. He expressed support for the inclusionary housing fee; exploring a CCA program as a means to invest in renewable energy; more economic development in Oceano and Nipomo; and generating road funds through the state gas tax and a local sales tax measure. “I see a lack in vision and a lack in leadership,” Paulding said of Compton. “We need someone with those skills, someone who has a desire to work with others, bring people together, and focus on the issues— not partisan ideology.” The League of Women Voters is hosting a second District 4 forum on May 10 in the Oceano Community Services District building at 6 p.m. —Peter Johnson

Los Osos dog park delayed by habitat plan Much-discussed plans to open a dog park in the Los Osos Community Park are on hold—likely for another year—as SLO County and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services complete a Habitat Conservation Plan for the seaside community. Last year, the Los Osos Community Services District (LOCSD) and county agreed to write a lease that would allow the LOCSD to open a dog park in a grassy area of the county park on Palisade Avenue. Originally slated for development as tennis courts, Los Osos leaders felt a dog park would deliver an unmet community need using a smaller footprint. “The county doesn’t have the funding for tennis courts anyways, not to mention the [environmental] mitigation of putting tennis courts there,” LOCSD General Manager Renee Osborne said. “[A dog park] is fencing and that’s it.” But even installing fencing is off the table until Los Osos gets a Habitat Conservation Plan—a document required by the Endangered Species Act to guide new development in the environmentally sensitive town of 15,000 residents. Endangered species in Los Osos include the Morro Bay kangaroo rat, Morro shoulderband snail, and Indian Knob mountain balm. Kerry Brown, a county planner, said that she anticipates submitting a draft of the habitat plan to Fish and Wildlife in June— but she said the hearings to adopt a final version won’t likely occur until 2019. Brown noted that Los Osos is unique in that it needs a community-wide conservation plan. “This is the only Habitat Conservation Plan that I’m aware of that covers a whole community,” she said. Once the plan is finalized, the LOCSD can then apply to the county for a permit to establish the dog park. The district hopes to partner with a local nonprofit organization to build and operate it. The dog park efforts coincide with SLO County’s larger goal of bringing Los Osos out of the building moratorium that’s been in place since the 1980s. With a new wastewater treatment plant up and

running, the county is pushing forward on the habitat plan and a new Los Osos Community Plan—two policies that could lift the decades-long restrictions. —Peter Johnson

Ray to challenge Hill for Arroyo Grande mayor

Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill will once again have to defend his seat from a challenger in November, this time from a member of his own City Council. Councilmember Caren Ray announced that she will run for mayor in the Nov. 6 election. In a written statement, Ray said that she decided to run after “tremendous encouragement” from residents and elected officials. “Arroyo Grande is an amazing town, but it’s in need of effective leadership,” Ray said in the statement. Ray previously served on the council in 2010, when she was appointed to fill a vacancy left by another retiring council member. She was elected to the seat in 2013, then left after Gov. Jerry Brown selected her to fill the SLO County Board of Supervisors’ 4th District seat after the death of Paul Tiexeira. In the 2014 election, Ray lost the seat to current 4th District Supervisor Lynn Compton. Ray was elected to her current seat on the council in November 2016. Hill is finishing out his second two-year term as mayor. He was first elected in 2014 as a write-in candidate. Hill was re-elected in 2016, garnering 60 percent of the vote to beat his challenger, Richard Waller. In 2017, Hill clashed with some members of the council when they voted to open an independent investigation into misconduct allegations against Hill as mayor and as a board member for the South County Sanitation District. In part, the investigation’s findings stated that there was sufficient evidence to show that Hill overstepped the bounds of his role as a mayor when he sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission without consulting other members of the council, and raised concerns that Hill’s wife, Lin, may have had access to his city email account and iPad. Hill claims that the investigation was politically motivated. In an email to New Times, Hill confirmed that he plans to run for a third term. Ray’s announcement included endorsements from current Councilmember Kristen Barneich and former Councilmember Jim Gutherie. “Caren understands difficult issues and finds a path to consensus that gets results,

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and results matter,” Guthrie said. In addition to the mayor’s race, two City Council seats—currently occupied by members Tim Brown and Barbara Harmon—will also be up for election. The nomination period for all three races begins July 16 and ends Aug. 10. —Chris McGuinness

Paso mulls relaxing fee payment deadline for homebuilders

After lowering developers’ utility connection fees by 21 percent in an effort to generate more housing, the city of Paso Robles is now looking at expanding the timeframe for when builders can pay their fees. On May 7, the Paso City Council voiced its support for a six-month pilot program to allow developers to pay impact fees as late as at the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, as opposed to before a building permit is issued. The proposed program will come back before the City Council for final approval at a later date. “Paso Robles has a severe housing shortage,” a May 7 city staff report read. “The more fees a developer/builder needs to pay, and the earlier they need to pay them, [the higher] the costs of housing. ... By delaying fee payment, builders’ carrying costs are reduced.” Relaxing the fee payment deadline is part of a larger package of tweaks to Paso’s development process that city officials hope will attract more housing to the community. In 2016, Paso assembled a Housing Constraints and Opportunities Committee (HCOC) that has since recommended the reduction of utility connection fees, the restructuring of fees to scale to the size of the unit, and the pilot program discussed on May 7. Larry Werner, retired CEO of North Coast Engineering and a member of the HCOC, told New Times he thinks the pilot program would be effective in making more projects viable for builders. “It’s one of the things we’d been discussing,” Werner said. “You’ve had to pay that money up front—even before you pull your building permits. It’s the up front money that is difficult for developers.” Werner praised the city for taking on the reforms, adding that the HCOC plans to bring forward a recommendation to reduce development impact fees in the next few months. He added that the fee reductions NEWS continued page 8

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Grover Beach moves to approve recreational cannabis, lower taxes

More than a year after embracing the commercial medical cannabis industry, the city of Grover Beach is moving to allow recreational businesses into the fold. The Grover Beach City Council voted 4-0 on May 7 to approve a first reading of amendments to its commercial cannabis regulations to allow businesses to sell, manufacture, and grow cannabis for adult recreational use. In a separate vote, the council also approved lower taxes on cannabis businesses in the city. Councilmember Debbie Peterson recused herself from the vote on the regulatory amendments. Last year, the council approved the regulatory and permitting process for medical cannabis businesses. The council has approved four commercial medical cannabis retail businesses. The amendment will allow new businesses to seek a permit for non-medical cannabis uses and enable businesses already permitted for medical

cannabis operations to become permitted for adult recreational use, according to Senior Planner Rafael Castillo. “Those that are currently on the books, … they would have to give us a letter asking for an amendment to their previous approval,” he said. Castillo said he does expect the previously approved businesses to ask for those amendments. The changes to the city ordinance will be brought back to the council for final approval at a later meeting. City Manager Matthew Bronson said the changes would also require the approval of the California Coastal Commission. Under the newly approved tax structure, commercial recreational marijuana retailers will pay a 5 percent gross receipts tax, distribution and manufacturing businesses will pay a 3 percent gross receipts tax, and commercial cannabis cultivation operations would be taxed at $5 per square foot. The council initially discussed a cap on taxes for cannabis businesses as part of the cuts, but scrapped the idea at the May 7 meeting. —Chris McGuinness

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• In the May 3 news story “Bill to fund Diablo worker retention program is critical for decommission, PG&E and state reps say,” 34th District State Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham was inadvertently misquoted. If the state electricity grid were to be short power, the California Independent System Operator would be responsible for purchasing more on the spot market, not PG&E. New Times regrets the error. Δ

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f there’s a war against America’s opioid addiction crisis, then naloxone, commonly referred to by its commercial name Narcan, is one of the more powerful weapons in that fight. The potentially life-saving properties of the drug, a nasal spray that can reverse the effects of an overdose from opioids like heroin and fentanyl, has become so well known that even users trapped in the cycle of addiction to know its reputation. “[Officers] have made traffic stops of long-term users with signed letters giving permission for them to use Narcan if they are found overdosing,” Pismo Beach Police Department Cmdr. Tom Portz told New Times. Pismo Beach is one of eight law enforcement agencies in SLO County either seriously considering or actively pursuing the ability to equip officers with naloxone, allowing them to treat opioid overdoses in the field instead of waiting for firefighters or emergency medical services. “They want to be proactive and save lives,” said Vince Pierucci, director for the SLO County Public Health Agency’s Emergency Medical Services Division. “I think law enforcement really wants to step up.” In order to get naloxone into the hands of officers, law enforcement agencies in SLO County need to get approval from Pierucci’s department. He said the process requires the agencies to submit detailed applications and demonstrate that they have developed specific policies and robust specialized training programs to teach officers how to administer the drug, among other requirements. Some agencies are further along than others. The SLO County Sheriff’s Office already got approval from the county, developed its policies, and trained its deputies. In April, the office distributed naloxone kits to all of its patrol deputies, as well as its narcotics task force, gang unit, and civil division. The SLO Police

Department is also close to getting naloxone into the hands of its officers. Capt. Chris Staley said the department already submitted its application to the county for approval. “We anticipate approval in the next couple of weeks and will begin training all of our officers on how to utilize naloxone,” he told New Times in an April 27 email. “We hope to have everyone complete the training and have naloxone deployed with all of our officers by June.” The Morro Bay and Atascadero police departments are also getting closer to implementing their naloxone programs. Both submitted applications to the county. The Morro Bay Police Department hopes to be able to get its officers trained and out on the streets with kits in the next few months, while Atascadero Police Sgt. Jason Carr said his department tentatively scheduled naloxone deployment for July 1. “We are encountering [overdoses] a lot more frequently than we would like,” Carr said. “This will give [officers] the ability to deploy that treatment when they arrive on the scene save somebody’s life.” The Cal Poly Police Department also submitted an application and plans to begin equipping its officers with naloxone by September. Other local departments have yet to begin officially seeking a green light from the county but are still considering doing so. Portz said Pismo was exploring how it would get officers trained and certified, and pick which types of naloxone kits it would use, all critical elements necessary in an application to the county. Portz said it was too early in the process to set a date for when the drug might actually be in the hands of officers. Cuesta College’s police department is also establishing policies and training and plans to provide the drug to its officers in 2019. Grover Beach Police Chief John Peters said his department is reviewing and

LIFE-SAVING SPRAY Law enforcement agencies across SLO County want to equip officers with Narcan, a drug that counters the effects of opioid overdoses.

“We do not currently plan to deploy Narcan to our police officers,” Lewis said. Making naloxone widely available in the county is one of the major goals of the SLO County Opioid Safety Coalition. Today, naloxone is available to the public at a number of locations, including the SLO Bangers Syringe Exchange, as well as eight pharmacies in SLO, Nipomo, Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, Cayucos, and Atascadero. Making naloxone easier to find may be saving lives in SLO County. According to data collected by the coalition, overdose deaths decreased from a high of 37 in 2016, to 22 in 2017, the first decrease since 2012. “Our naloxone team has done a phenomenal job of educating the community and making it available,” coalition coordinator Jenn Rhoads said. “This is really something that should be in everybody’s first aid kit.” Δ

revising its policies to make sure they are in compliance with the county’s requirements. Peters said that while his officers were not seeing an above average rate of overdoses, it was still important to provide them with the drug. “One is one too many,” Peters said. “To be able to have those tools in the hands of our officers, that’s what we’re focused on.” Arroyo Grande Police Chief Beau Pryor said he was open to the idea of providing officers with naloxone, but said the department would need more information on what kind of training would be necessary, how the drug would be administered, and how it would be paid for, before making a decision to move forward. While Arroyo Grande is on the fence, the only true holdout in the county is the Paso Robles Police Department. In an email response to questions from New Times, incoming chief Ty Lewis said the department does not issue Narcan to officers and does not have any immediate plans to do so.

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When I was first elected in 2010, I promised you I would build an open, transparent department. I’ve been committed to that principle since day one.

With your support, here’s what I’ve accomplished as your Sheriff: • Implemented countywide Active Shooter and Response Programs for local schools. • Added the county’s first Chief Medical Officer and took control over medical and mental health in the jail. • Doubled the size of the Gang Task Force in San Luis Obispo County. • Added five new K-9 units for increased safety across the county at no cost to the taxpayer. • New: County Morgue, Pathologist, Women’s Jail, Property/Evidence Room. • Promoted visibility and transparency. You can view the full list of accomplishments at parkinson4sheriff.com. We both know the marathon isn’t over. There is more work to do, and I hope you’ll join me.

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TRIBE Young and old, there is no age barrier when it comes to sharing a love for riding the waves of the Central Coast or being a member of the SLO County Board Riders Club.

BY KAREN GARCIA

Love for water T ony Foster remembers the first time he fell in love with surfing the waves in Cayucos. In 1976, he was moving from San Luis Obispo to Cayucos, and he was dead set on learning how to surf. “I was bent on learning how to surf because I was going to live at the beach. So that was it,” Foster said. His brother bought him a surfboard from the Sunset Drive-In flea market, and the rest was history. Every day, he would walk from his house to the beach, and he learned how to ride the waves at 11 years old. “I still have that feeling, the same stoke and froth, if you will, that I had when I was 11 years old. I’ll be 53 in August,” he said with a pause. “I get up at dawn every morning to go surfing.” Foster is team captain of the SLO County Board Riders Club. It’s a club for men and women who share a love of surfing in San Luis Obispo County, and it formed earlier this year. Club President Scott Vanderripe said there was a need for a club like this because there are many individuals who share a love for the water. “SLO County Board Riders Club is all about the beaches, the ocean, and our camaraderie. At the same time we have a team that competes,” Vanderripe said. “It’s all about hometown pride.” What makes this collective group special is that the surfers range in both ages and skill. There are pros who have surfed for 40-plus years and kids who are still learning how to tackle the swell. Vanderripe said the club has seven divisions, or age groups: 14 and under, 15 to 19, 20 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50 and up, and open girls (girls of all ages). Foster said bringing all the ages together creates a fun and safe experience where surfers can learn from one another. “It’s all about mentoring. It’s all about the youth rather than us older people that have been there, done that. Although we still have our competitive juices flowing, so it’s not like we’re throwing in the towel,” he said. Learning to surf on the Central Coast

is a different experience compared to Southern California, Foster said. The water is usually colder and the climate differs, he said, so it makes the surf a bit tougher. “It’s not Southern California’s warmer weather and nice beaches. You really got to want it to make it here on the Central Coast,” he said. It’s all about creating a community for people who love surfing up and down the county’s coastline. Vanderripe said their team is definitely the underdog compared to those in Huntington Beach, Encinitas, and Newport Beach. But that doesn’t stop them from giving it their all during competition. Club Vice President Dave Friesen, aka “Mouse,” said that the team competed on March 3 in Huntington Beach. While the team didn’t take home the cup, they still surfed very well. The team has been training and working toward the next competition, May 12 in Ventura Point. Friesen said the club is open to anyone who wants to join, it’s not exclusive. “We plan to do beach clean-ups, to give back to the community, because there is a common bond amongst board riders that have an appreciation for the ocean, the surf, and clean beaches,” Friesen said.

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Is it what it is? Resist for change and accept what can’t be changed

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he collision nearly wrecked my car, and I don’t have the money to fix it.” “It is what it is.” “My back is killing me, and the doctors can’t figure out what’s wrong!” “It is what it is.” “The hurricane wrecked my cousin’s house in Miami, and they can’t find a rental.” “It is what it is.” “The president is wreaking havoc with our democratic tradition. “It is what it is.” Now, wait a minute, I protest. Something seems wrong with this mindlessly repeated phrase, so I fire back, “No it ain’t necessarily so; it isn’t what it is for all times.” I try to explain that when I (we or you) find a solution or launch a resist movement, it won’t be what it is now. After I heard this mantra invoked for every piece of bad news or minor-to-major

setback, I began to wonder why people had become so pessimistic, or worse, fatalistic. I realize this phrase is meant to be reassuring, as in, “I hear you.” And I understand that there are things that one can’t change and adaptation or acceptance is called for. On the other hand, as a rebellious baby boomer, the philosophy conveyed by “it is what it is” awakens the contrarian in me. My generation did not passively accept what was, we aimed to change it. The Vietnam War had no justification and we were losing, so many of us tried every possible tactic to end it. The sexual mores of the ’50s were repressive and patriarchal, so we threw them out the window. The music of our parents was pleasant, but it didn’t speak to our time, so we embraced Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, Taj Mahal, and The Eagles. A century after the Civil War, the descendants of former slaves

The blame game

Perhaps if we’d spent the $14 million on mental health needs in the jail instead of a new animal shelter next door, I wouldn’t be typing this note. Becky Jorgeson Santa Margarita

If we’re going to try to blame the SLO County sheriff for a death in our jail, then why not blame mayors and city council members for the deaths of homeless people at our creek that they can’t help ... and we could blame the president for war-related deaths of our men and women. The difference? The sheriff cried out for help—but we weren’t listening. Let’s be adults and place the blame where it belongs—squarely on our own shoulders. We didn’t back him. And no man is an island.

HODIN

There’s nothing affordable about SLO’s new evelopment Recently, SLO City Councilmember Carlyn Christianson claimed that we

still did not have equal rights or equal opportunity, so we joined the civil rights movement. The environment was being plundered by large corporations whose bottom line trumped all other considerations, so we worked with the Sierra Club, Earth First!, the Environmental Defense Fund, and any group that would take on the polluters. The Democratic Party did not seat the Southern delegations that truly represented the people of their districts, so we acted up at the 1958 Chicago presidential convention. Native Americans were fed up with their second or third class citizenship, and Dennis Banks launched The American Indian Movement, which some of us joined. In these and many other situations, we did not sit back and say, “It is what it is.” In light of recent events—endless

wars and the refugees they create, antiimmigrant polices, women stepping forward to report sexual abuse, excessive us of police force against minorities, the administration’s rollback of hardfought-for environmental regulations, the denial of proven science, and the advent of truly fake news—it seems to me that there is plenty of grist for the mill of nonacceptance. I will continue to resist and to only accept what truly can’t be changed, but I hope that younger generations will too. I urge them to embrace the credo: “It doesn’t have to be what it is now!” Δ Judith Bernstein is channeling the resistance from Arroyo Grande. Send comments through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com or write a letter and email it to letters@newtimesslo.com.

In light of recent events … it seems to me that there is plenty of grist for the mill of non-acceptance. needed to ditch the “just say no” attitude in order to solve the housing shortage (The Tribune, “If we want to end SLO’s housing shortage, it’s time to ditch the ‘just say no’ attitude,” April 19). If you believe that building anything anywhere is the path we should take, then follow her, because I have never seen this woman vote against any development project, no matter how dreadful. As an example, come and see 22 Chorro St., and be horrified like everyone else by this monstrosity dwarfing everything

Letters around it, spilling over the sidewalk, and hiding our mountain views. Christianson voted for it, as she voted for the other gargantuan buildings now being built in our city: on Garden Street, Marsh Street, Palm Street, and more to come. None of these are affordable to the average family. As for 22 Chorro, it’s a student housing complex with two LETTERS continued page 16

Russell Hodin

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Watching the current San Luis Obispo City Council in action, I simply don’t understand what it’s doing to the Anholm neighborhood residents. I may not live in that area, but my 30-plus years of experience in San Luis Obispo tell me that the council is not working in the best interests of its constituents in any part of town. By its own numbers, only 300 people might bike on Broad and Chorro streets on any given day. Is this a sensible rationale to discomfit an entire neighborhood? I’m sure the affected residents comprise a much larger number, and they have strongly voiced their opposition to the plan. Many people in other parts of town share these same concerns. With the council’s nonsensical notion that we will all be riding bikes or taking local transportation to our destinations in the coming years, I question the council’s knowledge of the SLO demographics. It makes me wonder how many council members bike to their meetings. Not too many, in my past experience. The plan presented is also fiscally irresponsible for a city that has expressed such significant budgetary problems that it recently sought to increase both sales and property taxes. What makes sense, to spend more than $1 million on a bikeway that may or may not work? We have an election coming up. Let’s find and elect candidates who have the best interests of the entire San Luis Obispo community at heart. This council certainly doesn’t. Dodie Williams San Luis Obispo

Grief should not be the determining factor in county races As a community, our hearts go out to the family of Andrew Holland, the young man who died a year and a half ago in the San Luis Obispo County Jail. Shortly after the details of Andrew’s death became public, the Holland family voiced plans to promote changes in the way the mentally ill are treated in our county. While we all agree on the need for better treatment for the mentally ill in our county jail, and mental health care instead of prosecution for those suffering a mental crisis, there are other issues facing this county, too. As a small farming family in North County, we find water rights and access just as important. Several wealthy landowners have been working to create private water districts that could lead to wealthy water barons controlling our North County water rights. They ignore the fact that 74 percent of our residents showed opposition through their vote against a basin-wide water district formation in 2016. Unfortunately, two county supervisor

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candidates, the two to whom the Holland family donated large sums of money, are in favor of giving voting rights to private water districts in North County. Losing a family member is tragic, but we find it wrong that the Holland family is backing candidates based on how they converse with them about the loss of Andrew. There are many other issues—like our water—that are just as important to the residents of this county to consider when voting. Claire Mamakos Paso Robles

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In your last edition, a half-page ad appeared in your news section attacking a local contributor for speaking out for nuclear power. The ad was sponsored by the World Business Academy of Santa Barbara, and it cited a “peer-reviewed” study by a Dr. Christopher Busby, who has some notoriety in the Green Community. According to Dr. Busby, there is a 28 percent increase in infant mortality rates in the zip codes near Diablo Canyon, presumably implying that Diablo Canyon may be responsible. In April 2014, the San Luis Obispo County Health Department refuted the findings of the health study stating, “There are substantial and obvious problems in methodology wherein basic statistical precepts were overlooked,” and asserted that the study showed “selection bias in choosing case and control groups.” In 2011, The Guardian’s George Monbiot wrote a piece about Dr. Busby (“Christopher Busby’s wild claims hurt Green movement and Green party,” Nov. 22, 2011). According to the piece, at the time, Dr. Busby was self-published and his work not subjected to the scientific assessment required by peer-reviewed journals, and the article went on to portray Dr. Busby as a menace to the Green community. According to The Guardian, Dr. Busby was also peddling pills (presumably cures for the hazards outlined in his studies) but was unable to confirm if they actually worked. The World Business Academy advertisement also accused Diablo Canyon of murdering 1.5 billion fish annually but did not offer anything in the way of substantiation or any explanation as to why Central Coast beaches are not perpetually littered with fish corpses. LETTERS continued page 18


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Opinion

Rhetoric&Reason

BY AL FONZI

Preferring mosquitoes to politics

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’d rather be in the Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area on the Canadian/U.S. border on a cold, rainy day than in California writing this column, discussing politics and enduring California’s boring weather. The Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe Area is amply supplied with mosquitoes and bogs, requires carrying 80- to 100-pound loads on uphill portages, and is guaranteed to be wet and cold almost all the time. My experience with the Boundary Waters wilderness dates back 50 years this summer, and I can honestly say that the experience easily rates in difficulty with the hardest military training I ever experienced. That includes winter warfare training in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with Airborne Infantry and actual temperatures of 32 degrees below zero, living in snow caves. It could have been worse, as some units are forced to train at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, where temperatures of 50 degrees below zero are not uncommon. I say this because some are under the misguided impression that being involved in politics implies that one enjoys it. Wrong answer: detesting it is a more accurate description. It shouldn’t be that way, at least not if you’re under the impression that what is taught in high school civics even remotely resembles the American political process. Read any column on the opinion page

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The Guardian piece also pointed out in its conclusion that we have a moral duty not to spread unnecessary and unfounded fears; we have a moral duty not to use these unfounded fears as a means of extracting money from frightened and vulnerable people; we have a moral duty not to divert good, determined campaigners away from fighting real threats, and into campaigns against imaginary threats; and finally, we have a moral duty to assess threats as clearly and rationally as we can, so that we do not lobby to replace a lesser threat with a greater one. Your advertising people might give that some thought. Mark Henry San Luis Obispo

Compromise is necessary to solve Oceano Dune issues

We don’t need to shut down the offroad park at the Oceano Dunes. We simply need to stop fighting and reach a compromise. Many parties are involved, and each needs to win something: offroaders, Mesa residents, endangered species in the creek, Oceano residents, and Chumash sacred sites. Health needs should come first and need to be met fully. I suggest fencing off the greatest source of PM10 particles (La Grande Tract) during wind season. The creek shouldn’t be crossed by vehicles to save the endangered species. At the end of

of any newspaper and more than half of the time, medication to relieve tension or a bar of soap to wash out your mouth are immediately required. The situation is so bad in San Luis Obispo County that a civility code for public officials is being proposed, all being urged to take the oath, sign the pledge etc. You know, like taking “The Pledge” on Sunday during Prohibition and hoping you don’t meet anyone you know at the speakeasy next Friday. Human nature being what it is, such naiveté is charming but doomed from the outset. If an adult elected official hasn’t figured out how to be civil by the time they run for office, don’t expect them to change spots once they’re given the victory laurel of public office. As a conservative Republican, I’m supposed to be a “defender of the faith,” (political faith not theocratic) and a stalwart defender of official standardbearers. It’s hard to do, and I often don’t, as I hold myself answerable and ultimately accountable to a higher power than any earthly authority. That earns one the wrath of true believers, and my dilemma is not limited to one political party. Democrat/ progressives have their own tales of woe with wanderers from the “true faith,” who dare to make their dissent public. The coarsening of American politics is taking a toll from which recovery is less likely and disunity almost certain to deepen. I fault many factors for this phenomena: the entertainment industry,

Pier Avenue, cars should only turn north. The beach between Grand Avenue and Pier Avenue can be used for day-use only. This way, Oceano residents get their small piece with a safe, vehicle-free beach south of Pier Avenue and a more livable downtown. Day-use cars should not return through Pier Avenue to avoid tracking out sand and creating PM10. Day-use cars should exit through the Oceano campground. Parks already has a road in place there, wide and in excellent conditions, through the foredunes onto the beach! This entrance could be used as an alternative to Pier Avenue. Chumash sites must be fenced off and rigorously protected. Off-roaders will need a new southern entrance. Since there is a smaller area to ride in, there should be a smaller number of visitors allowed. As with all other parks in the nation, the use of the park has to be monitored to adjust the number of visitors to its capacity. Lucia Casalinuovo Oceano

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which panders to the most coarse and dark aspects of human nature; the tech industry for promotion of “self” over “selflessness”; and most importantly, the media, especially the printed media that has abandoned all pretext of independence and upholding its constitutional duty to be adversarial toward all political power, not just those disfavored. The national press, right down to the local press, has taken on the mantle of advocacy journalism, primarily aligned with one political perspective since the Depression era and the presidency of FDR. This has not served the nation well, as a Republic can only thrive if the people are afforded access to information that strives to be unfiltered by political bias. No source of information completely lacks bias, thus it’s incumbent upon the public to be well informed by seeking out multiple sources. The sepsis that has infected our national politics infects our local polity as well. Venom is spewed across the political spectrum, not with humor but with malice. People really hate each other and attribute the worst motives to opposition candidates. Once in office, officials argue not policy but personality, using the most offensive language and even physical intimidation. Female officeholders in this county have been continuously subjected to misogynist attacks by male counterparts with the press exhibiting an “indifferent yawn” when the target is not a political

ally. When the attack is not directed at women, it is often laced with the coarsest vulgarity designed to insult whatever group is targeted. This is unacceptable and explains in part the decline of subscribers for some news outlets. Front page editorials disguised as news articles exploit tragedies, ignore facts, engage in advocacy editing, thereby denying the public information they need in order to make informed decisions. For instance, the local controversies surrounding recent jail deaths have been shamefully exploited by local media, editing exculpatory information and developing “amnesia” regarding the denial of repeated requests made by Sheriff Ian Parkinson over multiple years to fund additional mental health support for jail inmates. One source told me that as many as 40 percent of current county jail inmates have mental disorders; a former county mental health director told me that 30 years ago that number was 5 percent. A broken, underfunded mental health system with diffused authority and a partisan press that fails to inform owns recent tragedies as much as anyone. Δ Al Fonzi is an Army lieutenant colonel of military intelligence who had a 35-year military career, serving in both the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Send comments through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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ne may smile, and smile, and be a villain,” Shakespeare noted in Hamlet. Was he talking about SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson? When Andrew Holland died on Jan. 22, 2017, while incarcerated at the SLO County Jail, he was writhing naked on the floor, covered in his own excrement, and surrounded by jail staff, some of whom were grinning like jackals. He perished due to an embolism. What happened to Holland—a mentally ill 36-year-old who’d been strapped for 46 hours to an immobilizing restraint chair— was a tragedy. It was also gross negligence at best, torture and homicide at worst, and so far no one has been held accountable. No one. Worse still, it now seems probable that Parkinson and San Luis Obispo County are engaged in a cover-up. Denmark’s got nothing on rotten SLO County! With an election on the horizon and a heated race between Parkinson and his opponent Greg Clayton, the Holland case shows no signs of being swept under the rug. Holland’s family and the public aren’t having it! What’s amazing is that Parkinson hasn’t withdrawn from the race (or simply resigned in shame over his gross mismanagement). And it’s even more amazing that some members of the public continue to support him. I don’t know what kind of sheriff Clayton might make, but to allow Parkinson to continue is to

endorse the jail’s obvious dysfunction and mismanagement under his “leadership.” Parkinson claims he didn’t learn of Holland’s situation until emergency personnel were on their way to the jail to treat Holland. If that’s true, it means he’s a shitty, out-of-touch sheriff who’s unaware of his staff’s misbehavior. It means he’s allowed a culture of neglect that resulted in a man’s unnecessary death. If it’s not true, he’s just a goddamned liar who’s trying to save his political ass. Either way, it’s really not good. Holland’s family members claim Parkinson told them in March of 2017 that he knew Holland had been put in the chair on Jan. 20, 2017, and that he approved it. Parkinson now denies that assertion. What’s more probable? Let’s examine Parkinson’s history of lying about this case. Parkinson claimed Holland was continually combative and jail staff had no choice but to restrain him, but the released video of the episode contradicts that. Three hours into his restraint, Holland appears compliant, almost catatonic. Parkinson also said restraint was necessary because the jail staff isn’t legally allowed to sedate prisoners. Now we know that Holland did receive some medication, including an injection of the anti-anxiety sedative Lorazepam, an hour after being strapped in that chair. Which is it? Parkinson also asserted that because

the SLO County Behavioral Health Agency wouldn’t admit Holland, his death was their fault, not the jail’s. Is this leadership under Parkinson? Passing the buck? So what did Parkinson know, and when did he know it? The county has supposedly released all phone records concerning Holland’s death, but I for one am not satisfied. On the initial release, Parkinson’s phone records were withheld due to what the county’s legal team later described as an “oversight.” Hmm. Other records were withheld because they supposedly didn’t relate to the Holland death, but some calls were included that also didn’t relate. Who gets to decide what’s relevant and what’s protected? Should it be SLO County Counsel Rita Neal? What’s being held back and why? This lack of oversight and transparency—not to mention capricious decision-making—on the part of the county to decide which calls were and weren’t relevant is a problem. Why should we believe anything the county says? Tave Holland, Andrew’s cousin and a SLO-based lawyer representing the family, told New Times, “I think that they produced them because it was politically expedient.” Word! It’s not clear when Parkinson knew, but what is clear is that he’s lied about

the case before, and he’s either lying now about when he knew of Holland’s restraint or he’s a terrible, out-of-touch sheriff who doesn’t have control over his jail staff. Whatever the truth, it seems painfully obvious that concerns about Parkinson’s political career, both by the sheriff and county itself, have trumped transparency and accountability at every turn. The Andrew Holland thing isn’t going away, but Parkinson should. If you’re still supporting him, the question is why? Meanwhile at Cal Poly, university President Jeffery D. Armstrong says he’s “outraged” over a second blackface incident, this one in response to the first. “These vile and absolutely unacceptable acts cannot continue,” Armstrong said in a May 4 video address sent to members of the campus community. “We must not allow these acts to define us as an institution.” Um, weren’t you the dude who claimed the first blackface incident, while awful, was protected free speech? I guess Armstrong is “evolving.” In a town hall meeting a few weeks ago, he claimed neither the campus nor America was systemically racist, but then some brown folks on campus pointed out he was a privileged white male, and as such he doesn’t know jack-shit about racism on campus or in America because he’s not the victim of it! Armstrong has now dumped the whole ugly series of racist events into the lap of the California Attorney General for investigation. Smells like leadershit. Δ The Shredder prays he’s never in the SLO County Jail. Send ideas and comments to shredder@newtimesslo.com.

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Thru the Lens, a juried photography exhibit, opens May 17 at Art Center Morro Bay. An opening reception takes place May 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit features works by photographers from throughout the Central Coast and shows through June 25. Call (805) 772-2504 or visit artcentermorrobay.org to find out more. —Caleb Wiseblood

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THIRD ANNUAL CENTRAL COAST CIDER FESTIVAL Enjoy trying a variety of ciders, meeting the cider makers, and dining on a traditional English pig roast prepared by Chef Jeffery. May 12, 5-8 p.m. $65. centralcoastciderfestival.com. Pavilion on the Lake, 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero.

THIRD ANNUAL TEMPLETON ROTARY BEER FESTIVAL Presented by the Rotary Club of Templeton. Ticket includes beer tasters and a logo glass. May 12, 2-6 p.m. $30-$40. templetonbeerfest.com. Templeton Park, 550 Crocker St., Templeton.

WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR Learn about WWII flying history and explore this event’s featured bomber aircraft. No reservations needed. May 14, 2-5 p.m., May 15, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and May 16, 9 a.m.-noon $5-$15. 800-568-8924. cfdn.org. Paso Robles Airport, 4912 Wing Way, Paso Robles.

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and girls to learn how to expressively move while focusing on alignment, coordination, and basic ballet technique. Thursdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. through Jan. 3 $15. 805-215-4565. omniyogastudio.com/schedule/. Omni Yoga Studio, 2190 9th St., Los Osos.

CCAT CLASS: SECRETS OF THE CINEMA Learn aspects of film structure from award-winning sound effects editor and film enthusiast Bruce Richardson. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. through May 24 $10 per class; $50 for full series. 805-927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts.org/. Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre, 1350 Main St., Cambria. 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.

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KIDS HIP HOP A class that focuses on basic rhythm comprehension and beginner Hip Hop moves: rocks; bounces; and grooves. With Shannon O’Sullivan Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m. through Jan. 2 $15. 805215-4565. omniyogastudio.com. Omni Yoga Studio, 2190 9th St., Los Osos.

largest business trade show. Presented by the SLO Chamber of Commerce. Present your business card for free admission. May 16, 4-7 p.m. $5 for non-business individuals. 805-781-2777. slochamber.org. Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo.

MAKE A SUCCULENT WREATH Learn how easy it is to create and maintain a succulent wreath. All materials provided. May 13, 10 a.m.-noon $70. 805286-5993. CreativeMeTime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

CENTRAL COAST WILDLIFE FESTIVAL A family-friendly educational fair featuring wildlife ambassadors, puppet shows/skits, film, arts/crafts, and interactive activities. May 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805-748-7425. pacificwildlifecare.org/wildlife-festival. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo.

MOSAIC NECKLACE OR HEART Learn how easy it is to complete a mosaic project. Choose from an array of beads, glass, and baubles to create a custom necklace or heart wall art. All materials provided. May 13, 1-3 p.m. $30-$45. 805-286-5993. CreativeMeTime. com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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All levels welcome. The course begins with drawing techniques and progresses through black and white, limited palette, to full palette. Every other Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Nov. 19 $35-$40. 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.

STORYTELLING WORKSHOP WITH CENTRAL COAST COMEDY THEATER Instructed by Rachel Ross. Learn how to craft an engaging and creative story. May 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $35. 803-487-4401. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

ZEN DOODLE ADULT COLORING BOOK GROUP Relax and unwind with adult coloring books. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay. org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. 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/community-education/music/ cabaret.html. Cuesta College Community Programs, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

FILM AND TV ACTING CLASSES Film and TV acting classes for all ages and skill levels. Offers optional showcases for major Hollywood talent agents and casting directors . Sundays, 12-8:45 p.m. Cost varies per class. 310-910-1228. actorsedge.com. Mission Cinemas, 1025 Monterey St., SLO.

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.

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INDEX Special Events ..........[22] Arts ............................[22] Culture & Lifestyle.......[25] Food & Drink..............[28] Music .......................[100]

HOME FOOD PRESERVATION WORKSHOP Master Food Preservers will show guests how to make jams and other foods at home. Registration required. May 12, 12-2 p.m. Free. 805-781-5989. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

MOTHER’S DAY MOSAIC NECKLACE Choose from the instructors’ supplies to create two mosaic necklaces. Appropriate for beginners. May 12, 10 a.m.-noon $55. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Cuesta College Community Programs, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

SUCCULENT WREATH Learn how easy it is to create with succulents. All materials provided. May 15, 6-8 p.m. $66. 805-549-1222. creativemetime.com. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

BRANCH MILL SONG CIRCLE A weekly song circle facilitated by Karoline Hausted. The community is welcome to participate in a relaxed exploration of voice, singing, percussion instruments, and more. All levels are welcome. Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. through June 5 $8 donation requested; $30 for 4 classes. 805710-9808. Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Center, 2815 Branch Mill Rd., Arroyo Grande.

DREAMCATCHER CANVAS ART AND WINE CLASS Wine and materials provided. If you have any favorite beads or feathers, feel free to bring them to add to your dreamcatcher. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. through May 30 $40 for 1; $65 for 2. 805-550-9963. theartgalanipomo.com. Gala De Arte Plaza, 136 N Thompson Ave. B, Nipomo.

JELLYFISH CANVAS ART AND WINE CLASS Create a colorful jellyfish canvas with artist Wendy Thrasher. Includes all materials and a glass of wine. Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. through May 31 $40 for 1; $65 for 2. 805550-9963. theartgalanipomo.com. Gala De Arte Plaza, 136 N Thompson Ave. B, Nipomo.

MIXED MEDIA SHELL ART AND WINE CLASS Enjoy exploring different mediums using shells, fabrics, and acrylic paint. All materials and a glass of wine provided. Saturdays, 6-8 p.m. through May 26 $40 for 1; $65 for 2. 805-550-9963. theartgalanipomo.com. Gala De Arte Plaza, 136 N Thompson Ave. B, Nipomo.

SEAHORSE NAIL STRING ART AND WINE CLASS All materials and a glass of wine will be provided. Fridays, 6-8 p.m. through May 25 $40 for 1; $65 for 2. 805-550-9963. theartgalanipomo.com. Gala De Arte Plaza, 136 N Thompson Ave. B, Nipomo. ARTS continued page 23


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BALLROOM, LATIN, AND SWING LESSONS Marie King and Kings of Swing offer dance lessons for all ages and skill levels. Couples and singles welcome. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $36 for 4-week session. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt, 805928-7799.

BEADING WORKSHOP Thursdays, noon oasisorcutt.org. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt, 805-928-7799.

COUNTRY TWO STEP DANCE LESSONS From the basics to a variety of patterns. Dancers of all skill levels welcome. Thursdays, 6:15-7 p.m. $8. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt, 805-928-7799.

EVERYBODY CAN DANCE Ballet workout classes for teens and adults. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, 805-937-6753.

INTRODUCTORY BALLET 1 Tuesdays, 5 p.m. everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, 805-937-6753.

INTRODUCTORY BALLET 2 Wednesdays, 6 p.m. and Fridays everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, 805-937-6753.

INTRODUCTORY BALLET 3 Wednesdays, 6 p.m. everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, 805-937-6753.

LATIN DANCE CLASS: SALSA, BACHATA, AND MORE Instructors and styles vary from week to week. Thursdays, 8-10 p.m. $10. facebook.com/ dancingamor. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, 805-937-6753.

SALSA DANCE CLASS No partner or experience needed. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-937-1574. CentralCoastSwingDance.com. Old Town Brew, 338 W. Tefft St, Nipomo.

SPRING MAKER EVENTS Create, build, explore, and use your imagination at the Library Maker Events. Featuring different activities each week. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through May 26 Free. 805-925-0994. engagedpatrons.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

UKULELE CLASS Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt, 805-928-7799.

WEST COAST SWING CLASS No partner or experience needed. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-9371574. CentralCoastSwingDance.com. Old Town Brew, 338 W. Tefft St, Nipomo.

SPECIAL ART EVENTS N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

FEATURED ARTIST DON DOUBLEDEE: OPENING RECEPTION Doubledee’s works often start as simple soft pencil sketches that continue into detailed pencil renderings and colorful paintings. May 11, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

SECOND SUNDAY AT SEVEN Second Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-772-2880. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. SAN LUIS OBISPO

TALES FROM A ROCKY COAST: BOOK SIGNING Four members of the Friday Night Writers’ Group on the Central Coast of California announce the release of this collaborative anthology. May 12, 2-4 p.m. Free. 805-781-8334. stores.barnesandnoble. Barnes and Noble, 894 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.

JULIA MORGAN BUILDING TOUR Member docents will guide you through our historic building and grounds. Tours may also be arranged by appointment. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. Free. 805-541-0594. themondayclubslo.org. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

HALCYON STORE CRAFT/MYSTIC FAIRE Enjoy crafts, food, music, and more. May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Elm St. Park, 380 S Elm St., Arroyo Grande. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

ROADSIDE SERIES: OPENING RECEPTION The public is invited to join in celebrating the opening and meet the artist behind this series, Nancy Yaki. Refreshments will be served. May 12, 4-6 p.m. 805686-1211. elverhoj.org. Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang. ARTS continued page 24 www.newtimesslo.com • May 10 - May 17, 2018 • New Times • 23


8562. sloma.org/exhibits/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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EXHIBITS N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

FEATURED ARTIST: BOBBYE THOMPSON Thursdays, Fridays, 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through May 29 Free. 805-927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts.org. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

FEATURED ARTIST: DON DOUBLEDEE Doubledee’s works often start as simple soft pencil sketches that continue into detailed pencil renderings

PASSION FOR COLOR AND PATTERN Featuring still lifes by artist Patti Robbins. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through June 17 Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/exhibits. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. SPRING VISTAS Featuring local artwork inspired by Spring. Reception takes place during Art After Dark. Through May 29, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralartsupply.com/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ARROYO GRANDE LIBRARY

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The Arroyo Grande Library hosts a presentation on the Pismo Beach Pier by Ben Fine, Pismo’s public works director, on May 12 from 2 to 3 p.m. Fine will discuss the history of the pier and the progress of its latest renovations. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. Call (805) 473-7161 for more info. —C.W.

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FEATURED ARTISTS: THE CAYUCOS ART ASSOCIATION Showcasing paintings and photography. Through May 29 Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay.

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PHILLIP COLAPRETE Featuring colorful acrylics, digital abstract paintings, and photography. Wednesdays-Sundays, 1-4 p.m. through May 30 Free. 805-995-2049. Cayucosart.org. Cayucos Community Art Gallery, 10 Cayucos Dr., Cayucos.

COLOR AND MOTION: AN ARTISTS PERSPECTIVE See the work of local artist Kathy

JARINKO WORLD Featuring artist Anna Takahashi Gargani. Through July 14 Free. 805-835-1988. Dark Nectar Coffee Lounge, 5915 Entrada, Atascadero.

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Badrak on display at the Terry Dworaczyk office of Ameriprise Financial. This exhibit is one of a continuing series of shows to spotlight local art and artists. ongoing 805-938-9724. ampf.com. Ameriprise Financial, 2605 S Miller St., Suite 104, Santa Maria. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

BIRDS OF THE TRI-COUNTY REGION Three

lives have been impacted by mental illness to express themselves through art. Through May 27, 12-9 p.m. 805-238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

artists share their perspectives of bird species that can be found in the tri-county region (Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo). In the Valley Oak Gallery. Through July 30 Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-688-1082, wildlingmuseum.org.

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artists Deb Hofstetter and Dean Crawford Jr. display photographic art of vintage cars, vines, and more. Through June 1, 12-9 p.m. Free. 805-238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org. SAN LUIS OBISPO

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ANDREW KLEIN AT VALLEY ART GALLERY Klein is the gallery’s featured artist for the month of May. Through June 1 Free. Valley Art Gallery, 125 W. Clark Ave., Orcutt, 805-937-2278, valleygallery.org.

OPENING MINDS An opportunity for those whose

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pastels from Corynn Wolf, acrylics from Ryan Adams, and works from various mediums by Marc Wolf ongoing Free. 805-773-6563. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, puffersofpismo.com/.

incorporate the human figure. Through May 14, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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and colorful paintings. Through May 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay.

offers free admission during Community Day. Enjoy drop-in art activities, current exhibits, and more. Third Wednesday of every month Free. 805-688-1082. wildlingmuseum.org. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang.

ELECTRIC ABSTRACTIONS Showcasing the digital

THE JUDITH HALE GALLERY: NEW BEGINNINGS FOR SPRING Featured artists include Anne Bridge,

art of Daniel Leighton, Robert Chapman, and Jayne Behman. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through June 10 Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/ exhibits. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

PAVLOV GALLERY: FEATURED ARTISTS

MICHAEL HANNON: ILLUMINATED SCULPTURE Part of the Central Coast Sculptor’s Group two-month annual rotation in SLOMA’s McMeen Gallery. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays. through May 27 Free. 805-543-

Angie Whitson, Betty Carr, Grace Schlesier, and Dirk Foslien Through May 31 Free. 805-686-2322. solvangantiques.com. Solvang Antiques, 1693 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang. Showcasing new collections on a weekly basis. Featured artists include Chris Pavlov, Iris Pavlov, Robert Hildebrand, Doug Picotte, and more. ongoing, ARTS continued page 25


ARTS from page 24 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-686-1080. pavlovgallery. com. Pavlov Art Gallery, 1608 Copenhagen Dr., Ste C, Solvang.

THE RIVER’S JOURNEY: ONE YEAR, SIX ARTISTS, NINETY-TWO MILES Featuring the work of Connie Connally, Holli Harmon, Libby Smith, Nicole Strasburg, Nina Warner, and Pamela Zwehl-Burke. Through July 9 805-686-8315. wildlingmuseum.org. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang.

THE ROADSIDE SERIES: ATTRACTIONS AND DISTRACTIONS Featuring the work of artist Nancy Yaki, who began her Roadside Series as a study of landscapes while driving to and from work. This series also includes special presentations, panel discussions, film screenings, and workshops. May 12-Aug. 5 Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, 805-686-1211, elverhoj.org.

THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ARTS ASSOCIATION: SECOND SATURDAY ARTISANS Applications to be a featured artist will be accepted throughout the series. Second Saturday of every month, 12-5 p.m. Free. 805688-7338. santaynezvalleyarts.org. Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado, Los Olivos.

CALLS FOR ARTISTS SAN LUIS OBISPO

55 FICTION CONTEST Accepting brief stories, 55 words or less, with headlines no longer than 7 words. See site for more details. Through June 14 newtimesslo.com. New Times, 1010 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, 805-546-8208.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 51ST ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL ART PORTFOLIO COMPETITION Juried exhibition of high school art portfolios in SLOMA’s galleries. Open to all junior and senior students throughout SLO County. Through May 13 Free. 805543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: HOME SWEET HOME Juried exhibition for California Disabled Artists. This exhibit invites artists with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities to delve into subjects, themes, and motifs that have to do with “home.” Entry form online. Through July 1 $15 per piece. 805-543-8562. sloma. org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: SLO PART-TIME PLAYERS 10-MINUTE PLAYS Accepting submissions of 10-minute plays with 5 or fewer characters (1-3 preferred), few or no props, simple staging, and an emphasis on the text. Writers should have theater experience (please include brief description). Email submissions to celestegoyer@gmail. com. ongoing Free. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo.

suggestions making every show unique. Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. $5. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Kreuzberg Coffee Company, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, 805-430-0260.

LOST IN YONKERS Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy/drama about a family in 1940s Yonkers, NY. Wednesdays-Sundays, 7-9 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 2-4 p.m. through May 20 $20-$35. 805-7862440. slorep.org. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo.

OKLAHOMA Presented by Opera San Luis Obispo. May 12, 2-5 & 7-10 p.m. and May 13, 2-5 p.m. $23$77. 805-756-4TIX. operaslo.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. SLOLIO: A GATHERING OF TRUE STORIES This monthly storytelling event is open to anyone who has a true story to share based on a theme which can be told without notes. The theme of May is “Fish Out Of Water”. May 16, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-995-2867. slolio. org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo.

WILD WEDS IMPROV COMEDY! Presented by the Central Coast Comedy Theater’s Improv 2 class in celebration of their graduation. Followed by the improv vets of the ensemble. May 16, 7-9 p.m. $5. 803-4874401. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Kreuzberg Coffee Company, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

BEST OF SAN FRANCISCO STAND-UP COMEDY COMPETITION May 12, 8-10 p.m. $30-$42. 805-4899444. clarkcenter.org. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

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GEORGE LOPEZ LIVE Lopez is best known for his career that encompasses television, film, and stand-up comedy. May 12, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $42-$62. 805286-3680. vinaroblesamphitheatre.com. Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles. SAN LUIS OBISPO

BY THE SEA PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS LOVE ALONE When her long-term partner dies suddenly in surgery, a woman and her doctor must cope with the aftermath. Directed by Kelli M. Poward. Fridays-Sundays, 7-9 p.m. through June 3 $20-$25. 805-776-3287. bytheseaproductions.org. By The Sea Productions, 545 Shasta Ave., Morro Bay.

CAL POLY THEATRE AND DANCE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS HOOKMAN This production follows a group of women as they navigate their freshman year of college. May 10-12, 8-10 p.m. $12-$20. 805-7564849. theatredance.calpoly.edu/. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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

IMPROV COMEDY SHOW Fast-paced improv comedy shows performed by the ensemble of Central Coast Comedy Theater. All shows are based on audience

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LESS MISERABLE A comedic twist on the Victor Hugo classic. Through June 10 $21-$28. 805-4892499. americanmelodrama.com. Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front St., Oceano. MOVIELAND MAYHEM: INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER Enjoy a film-noir murder mystery set in the 1940s. Guests are welcome to wear their own ‘40s costumes. Sundays, 5-7:30 p.m. through May 27 $50 (includes show, dinner, tax, and gratuity). 805-489-3875. murderinmind.com. F. McLintocks Saloon and Dining Hall, 750 Mattie Rd, Pismo Beach. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

AHC YOUTH DANCE PRESENTS TARZAN Allan Hancock College Youth Dance presents its annual Spring recital and this year’s Magical Moments production. May 12, 7 p.m. and May 13, 2 p.m. $5-$10 at the door (cash only). 805-922-6966 ext. 3209. Ethel Pope Auditorium, 901 S. Broadway, Santa Maria.

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PCPA PRESENTS THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Based on the Victor

Hugo novel and songs from the Disney film. Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Book by Peter Parnell. Presented through special MAY 10 - MAY 17 arrangement with Music Theatre 2018 International. Through May 13 Marian WINNING IMAGES New Times’ 23rd Theatre, 800 S. College Dr., Santa Maria, annual photography contest is accepting 805-928-7731, pcpa.org. entries. This year’s exhibition is to be held in June. Entries are due Monday, May 21 at 5 p.m. See S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y the entry form in this issue. Through May 21 New NORM MACDONALD LIVE May 11, 8 p.m. Chumash Times, 1010 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, 805-546Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, 8208, newtimesslo.com. 800-248-6274, chumashcasino.com/entertainment.

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MURDER AT CAFE NOIR Auditions for Orcutt Community Theater’s interactive mystery theater fundraiser. Seeking 6 males and 3 females. May 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and May 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-937-3738. OrcuttCommunityTheater.com. Ernest Righetti High School, 941 E. Foster Rd., Orcutt.

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CAYUCOS HISTORY NIGHT Dr. Dan Krieger will interview a panel of native and long time residents about growing up and living in Cayucos. May 11, 7-8 p.m. Free. 805-235-2176. Cayucos residence, 40-20th St., Cayucos.

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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. SAN LUIS OBISPO

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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.

MAGIC: THE GATHERING AT CAPTAIN NEMO Magic: The Gathering (Standard/Type 2). Refreshments available on site for purchase. Mondays, 5-8 p.m. 2 Boost Buy In. 805-544-6366. Facebook.com/ CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

event includes presentations on contemporary field science, research, conservation, and resource MINIATURE GAMING AT CAPTAIN management on the biodiverse NEMO Refreshments available on flora and fauna of the Carrizo Plain. MAY 10 - MAY 17 site for purchase. Please park in Breakfast and lunch will be provided by 2018 reserved spaces. Thursdays, 5-8 p.m. ChipWrecked of Pismo Beach. May 11, 9 Free. 805-544-6366. Facebook.com/ a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 805-548-0597. ecologistics. CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo. Luis Obispo. OPEN GAMING AT CAPTAIN NEMO Board games, S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y card games, and more. Bring any games you’d like. PISMO PIER RENOVATIONS Ben Fine, City of Pismo Refreshments available on site for purchase. Please Public Works Director, discusses the history of Pismo park in Reserved spaces. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pier and the progress of its latest renovations. All and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-544-6366. ages welcome. May 12, 2-3 p.m. Free. 805-473-7161. facebook.com/pg/CaptainNemoGames. Captain Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo. slolibrary.org. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS Meets at various S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S locations in SLO County: Arroyo Grande, Oceano, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Cambria, Atascadero, BI-LINGO Informal conversation to practice Spanish and Paso Robles. No dues/fees. Mondays-Sundays, language skills for anyone with basic Spanish-speaking 6-7 p.m. Free. oacentralcoast.org. San Luis Obispo, skills. Second Thursday of every month, 6-7 p.m. Free. Citywide, SLO. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, 805-925-0994. SLO CHESS CLUB All ages and skill levels welcome. Plays at the giant chess board in Morro Bay on Saturdays. Boards generally provided. Thursdays, 6:30-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-215-4963. slochess.com. Carl’s Jr., 195 N. Santa N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y Rosa, San Luis Obispo.

CLUBS & MEETINGS

SURFSIDE TENNIS CLUB Saturdays, 9 a.m. Free the first month; $30 per year afterwards. surfsidetennisclub.teamopolis.com. Los Osos Middle School, 1555 El Moro St., Los Osos, 534-2835.

SLO TABLE TENNIS All ages and skill levels welcome. 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.

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NIPOMO SENIOR CENTER The center is open five days a week; closed on weekends and holidays. MondaysFridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 805-929-1615. Nipomo Senior Center, 200 E. Dana St., Nipomo. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S AL AMOS

BOARD OF LIBRARY TEENS (BOLT) This group meets monthly to decide on upcoming teen program plans, help select materials, create a vision for the Teen Zone, and help run teen programs. May 12, 10-10:45 a.m. Free. 805-925-0994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

HI-WAY DRIVE-IN SWAP MEET Come to the Hi-Way Drive-In for the Sunday Swap Meet. Sellers: $20; Produce sellers: $25; Buyers: $2 car load. Sundays, 4:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 805-934-1582. Hi-Way Drive-In, 3170 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria.

OTAKU CLUB FOR TEENS Features

CLAREMORE COURTSHIP

Opera San Luis Obispo presents Oklahoma! on May 12 at 2 and 7 p.m. and May 13 at 2 p.m. at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center. The cast includes Gabriel Manro as Curly and April Amante as Laurey. Tickets range from $23 to $77. Call (805) 541-5369 or visit operaslo.org for more info. —C.W.

a manga drawing demonstration with artist Irene Flores. May 11, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. 805-925-0994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT: MAH JONGG Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 805922-2993. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria.

SANTA MARIA COIN CLUB MEETING Coin collectors of all ages SAN LUIS OBISPO

BOARD GAME NIGHT AT CAPTAIN NEMO Refreshments available on site for purchase. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-544-6366. Facebook.com/ CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

BOOK DISCUSSION New book every month. Second Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805539-9374. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

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welcome. Bring coins for free appraisals. SMCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating interest in coin collecting for people living in Northern SB County and SLO County. Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. through Aug. 28 $20-$25 a year. 805-937-3158. santamariacoinclub.com. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria.

TRI CITY SOUND CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL Welcomes all women who are interested in learning about barbershop-style music singing and performing. Thursdays, 6:45-9:30 p.m. 805-736-7572. Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road, Orcutt.

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BEGINNERS DANCE BUNKAI Appropriate for all

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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. N O R T H S LO C O U N T 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. through June 30 Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo. org/support-groups/general-griefsupport-group-0. Hospice SLO County: North County Office, 517 13th St., Paso Robles.

skill levels. The foundation of Dance Bunkai uses precise movements to build on. These movements are borrowed from all over the world and include Martial Arts movements. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $40 monthly; $12 to drop-in. 805-203-6318. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, ignitemovementstudio.com/.

INTERMEDIATE TRIBAL BUNKAI Incorporates props, rhythm instruments, and a fusion of world dance to upbeat, fast drumming music. Fridays, 6:307:30 p.m. $40 monthly; $12 to drop in. 805-203-6318. desertcoastdance.com. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 PHOTO COURTESY A-TOWN SWING DANCE

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. Free. 805-221-5523. A meeting for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction of a loved one. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Free. The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 805-2215523. SAN LUIS OBISPO

CHILD LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Hospice SLO County is offering this support group for those grieving the loss of a child. This group provides the opportunity to connect with individuals in a similar situation. Drop-ins welcome. Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. through July 26 Free. 805-5442266. hospiceslo.org/support-groups. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP A support group for those who

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A-Town Swing Dance hosts a hustle and ballroom dancing party on May 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Atascadero Agricultural Hall. This event includes a potluck dinner. Admission is free. Call (805) 491-1059 or email atownswingdance@gmail.com to find out more. —C.W.

are caring for a loved one, no matter the diagnosis. This group provides the opportunity to connect with individuals in a similar situation. Drop-ins welcome. Every other Friday, 2:30-4 p.m. through June 29 Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo. org. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

FERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP This practitioner led group is open to women struggling with fertility and/ or going through IVF. Listen to and share stories with women on their journey towards motherhood. Diet, lifestyle, and other health recommendations will be offered by two local acupuncturists. May 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 805-952-9437. Milkweed and Alchemy, 1264 Higuera St., suite 102, San Luis Obispo, milkweedandalchemy.com.

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. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

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 p.m. through June 29 Free. 805544-2266. hospiceslo.org. New Life Pismo, 990 James Way, Pismo Beach.

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MORRO BAY MARTIAL ARTS: WORLD CHAMPION INSTRUCTION Offering adult and youth classes in kickboxing, boxing, judo, Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and self defense. ongoing 805-701-7397. Grateful Body, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

NIA TECHNIQUE A workout that combines dance, martial arts, and yoga. Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Studio Fitness, 349 Quintana, Morro Bay, 805776-3676, studiofitnessmorrobay.com. 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.

WRITING THROUGH THE STORM Learn how to use writing to help facilitate healing, reframe traumatic experiences, and catalyze personal insights. Taught by writer and expressive arts specialist Devin Wallace. Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. through May 24 $60. 805709-2227. Morro Bay Massage and Wellness Center, 736 Main St., Morro Bay, morrobaymassage.com.

for those grieving the loss of a partner or spouse. This group provides the opportunity to connect with individuals in a similar situation. Held in Room 16. Drop-ins welcome. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. through June 30 Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org. New Life Pismo, 990 James Way, Pismo Beach.

YOGA STRETCH Through a combination of active, isolated stretching, trigger point, foam rolling, and yoga techniques, participants can increase their range of motion. Please bring a mat and water. Tuesdays, Fridays. through Dec. 18 805-7763676. Studio Fitness, 349 Quintana, Morro Bay, studiofitnessmorrobay.com. Explore yoga postures and increase strength and flexibility. Set to inspiring music and appropriate for beginners. Tuesdays, 6:307:30 p.m. email support@getstudiofit.com. 805-7763676. Cassandra Bodlak, 349 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay, studiofitnessmorrobay.com.

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CO-CREATION WITH CREATOR, PART 5 Wendy

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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.

N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y McKenna facilitates this course that goes over the physical laws that apply to our ability to create. May 12, 4-7 p.m. $60. 805-395-7595. lightshare. us. Lightshare Center, 22701 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita. CULTURE continued page 27


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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.

CONDITIONING EXPRESS Raise your heart rate and increase muscular endurance through specific circuits of moves using a variety of equipment and your own body weight. Tuesdays, 6:45-7:30 a.m. through Aug. 9 $66. 805-549-1222. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo, ae.slcusd.org/.

A CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT COMMUNITY Ecstatic Dance SLO presents this safe, supportive, and nonverbal free flowing space for movement expression. Check Facebook page for more info. May 13, 4-6 p.m. $10-$20. San Luis Obispo Vets’ Hall, 801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-781-5930. GENTLE YOGA Includes exercises involving the Egoscu Method, foundation training, active isolated stretching, and more. Mondays, Wednesdays, 5:306:30 p.m. 805-549-1222. ae.slcusd.org. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo.

class. 805-598-7108. Cortina Apartments, 241 Courtland St., Arroyo Grande.

1043 Main St., Cambria.

SILVER SNEAKERS ZUMBA Appropriate for all ages

10, 3:30-5 p.m. Free. 805-927-4336. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

and fitness levels. An easy-to-follow dance fitness class. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9-10 a.m. Free for members; $6 to drop-in. 805-441-7932. Oceano Community Center, 1425 19th St., Oceano, adulted.luciamarschools.org.

WATER EXERCISE FOR ALL AGES These classes help relieve joint pain, enhance your breathing, and increase your range of motion. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 805-481-6399. 5 Cities Swim School, 425 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, 5citiesswimschool.com.

OUTDOORS

FAMILY MOVIE Free screening of a family film. May

KIDS YOGA Experience emotional balance through the physical and mental benefits of yoga by practicing breathing exercises, flowing sequences, balancing poses, and deep relaxation. Mondays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. through Jan. 7 $15. 805-215-4565. omniyogastudio. com. Omni Yoga Studio, 2190 9th St., Los Osos.

PAWS TO READ Come read to Karly the Dog. A great way to get kids interested in reading. Second Friday of MAY 10 - MAY 17 every month, 4-5 p.m. Free. 805-7722018 6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

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HOLLYWOOD AND THE DUNES HIKE A walk through the dunes at Oso Flaco Lake to explore the cinematic history of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex. May 12, 10-11:30 a.m. $5 suggested donation. 805-343-2455. dunescenter.org. Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area, Oso Flaco Lake Rd., Nipomo.

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RHYTHM AND MOVEMENT DANCE FOR KIDS Utilizing theatrical props, games, and improvisational tools to encourage skill building and creative movement. For ages 5 to 8. All levels of dancers are welcome. Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. $40 monthly; $12 to drop in. 805-203-6318. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, ignitemovementstudio.com/.

THEATER DANCE CLASS FOR KIDS An interactive group for kids ages 9 and up to express themselves through dance and theatrical expression. Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. $40 monthly; $12 to drop in. 805-2036318. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, ignitemovementstudio.com/.

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TODDLER STORYTIME A storytime for toddlers ages 18 months-and-up. Share stories, songs, finger plays, bubbles, and more. Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. through Dec. 26 Free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria. Hosted by Ms. Kaela. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. SAN LUIS OBISPO

AIKIDO FOR KIDS AGE 4-13 AIKI-MITES (age 4-6) class is 3pm on Tuesdays. AIKI-KIDS (age 7-13) classes are Tuesdays/Thursdays at 4pm. Call to observe or pre-register. Tuesdays, Thursdays $50-$75 monthly. 805-544-8866. aikidosanluisobispo.com. Budo Ryu, 3536 South Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

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creating your own jigsaw puzzles. Each child is given a blank jigsaw puzzle which they can decorate using markers. May 10, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 805-781-5775. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

DRAMA AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY CLASS: AGES 5-8 Sing, dance, play games, and create stories and

BREAK THE MOLD

Rochelle Niemerow instructs a sculpting class on May 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and May 20 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Art Central in SLO. Participants can learn about sculpting basic forms and facial features while creating a human bust. Admission is $45. Call (805) 747-4200 or visit artcentralartsupply.com to find out more. —C.W.

weights, kettle bells, stability balls, and other props. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:05-9 a.m. through Aug. 9 $88. 805-549-1222. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo, ae.slcusd.org/.

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MAMA LOVES PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT Lunch, beer, and wine will be available on site for purchase. May 12-13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $25 registration; $10 for each event. 805-434-9605. pickleballisgreat.com. Templeton Tennis Ranch, 345 Championship Ln., Templeton.

YOGA NIDRA A meditation technique to bring

CAL POLY BASEBALL VS. PEPPERDINE May 15,

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FILM SCREENING OF MAY I BE HAPPY An award-winning documentary which gives insight into the growing practice of mindfulness in education. For adults only. May 14, 6-8 p.m. 805-270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com/film-screening/. Shell Beach Elementary School, 2100 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach. KUNDALINI YOGA Gentle yoga classes with a focus on meditation and chanting in the Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan). All levels of experience welcome. Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. through Dec. 31 $12 per class; $40 for 4 classes. 626-864-4810. branchmillorganics.com/classes-offered/. Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Center, 2815 Branch Mill Rd., Arroyo Grande.

SENIOR BODY FITNESS Please bring your own weights and bands. Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon $1 per

DRAMA AND PLAY CLASSES: AGES 2-4 Build language, develop motor skills, and practice cooperation, concentration, and problem solving. Mondays, 10:15-11 a.m. $120 for 10 weeks. 805-7090761. pyjamadrama.com/us. SLO Movement Arts Center, 2074 Parker St., San Luis Obispo. POTTERY FOR KIDS Offering children the opportunity

STRENGTH FOR 50+ Join Cassandra for this exercise program designed to promote muscle strength, flexibility, and coordination. This class is best suited for students ages 50 and over. Mondays, Wednesdays, 9:15-10:15 a.m. through Aug. 8 805-4591222. ae.slcusd.org. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo. relaxation and relieve stress practiced in the lying position. Attendees may bring a mat or blanket. Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m. through May 30 Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

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.

SAN LUIS OBISPO 6 p.m. $5. Baggett Stadium, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

CAL POLY BASEBALL VS. UC IRVINE May 11, 6 p.m. May 12, 6 p.m. The first 250 attendees get a Cal Poly towel. Kids 13-and-under get in for free for Youth Day. May 13, 1 p.m. Baggett Stadium, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

LADIES GOLF NIGHT Offering swing and putting instruction from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and live music and refreshments to enjoy from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, 5-8:30 p.m. through Aug. 30 $10. 805481-5215. Pismo Beach Golf Course, 25 West Grand Avenue, Grover Beach, pismobeachgolf.com.

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BILINGUAL STORYTIME/ CUENTOS BILINGÜES Children and their families are invited to listen to tales in English and Spanish. Wednesdays, 3:30-4 p.m. Free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library,

to use the pottery wheel and sculpt. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 1:30-5 & 6-8 p.m. through June 12 $30. 805-896-6197. anamcre.com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo.

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. 805709-0761. pyjamadrama.com. SLO Movement Arts Center, 2074 Parker St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

OCEANO DUNES VISITOR CENTER Enjoy exhibits

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of dune and lagoon plant and animal species. End your visit with a stroll behind the center to the fresh-water lagoon. Thursdays, 12-4 p.m., Fridays, 12-4 p.m., Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4 p.m. through Dec. 30 Free. 805-474-2667. Oceano Dunes Visitor Center, 555 Pier Ave, Oceano.

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WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?: YOUTH CLASSES FOR AGES 7-11 Enrichment program to address the

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challenges youth face in school/life which interferes with learning, relationships, well-being. Discover inner resources (“superpowers”) to reduce stress/ anxiety, nurture compassion, regulate difficult emotions through mindfulness, movement, yoga, and social-emotional learning. Mondays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. 805-270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com. Oak Park Professional Centre, 530 Camino Mercado, Ste 576, Arroyo Grande.

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FREE GUIDED MEDITATION GROUP With Ruth Cherry, PhD, clinical psychologist, and long time meditator. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-4392757. 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. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

CHANNELING With Mike Smith. Receive channeled messages from spirit guides and love ones. Second Saturday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $35. 805489 -2432. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

INTUITIVE CIRCLE CLASSES Explore your gift of receiving and giving intuitive information during these classes hosted by Julie Jensen. Every other Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. $25. 805-489-2432. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

MEDIUMSHIP DEVELOPMENT Learn the basics of communicating with spirit in a safe environment with Mike Smith. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $15. 805-4802432. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande. 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.

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

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, Citywide, SLO.

HOSPICE SLO COUNTY IN-HOME VOLUNTEER TRAINING This training explores attitudes about death/dying, history of hospice, anticipatory grief, and practical, emotional and spiritual needs of clients. Preregistration required. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. through May 30 Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org/workshops. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

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.

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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.

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT VINA ROBLES

on featured music artists and chefs. Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. Free. visitatascadero.com. Sunken Gardens, 6505 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

Featuring live music from Ken Burton, keys, and Kate Wells, vocals, flute, and guitar. May 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Varies. 805-227-4812. vinarobles.com/. Vina Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles.

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p.m. Free. 805-772-4467. Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce, 695 Harbor St., Morro Bay, morrobaychamber.org.

and bottles are also available for purchase. ongoing, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-239-1730. casswines.com/. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

ARROYO GRANDE FARMERS MARKET Includes produce, artists and musicians. Saturdays, 12-2:25 p.m. Arroyo Grande Farmers Market, Olohan Alley, Arroyo Grande.

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Ciopinot Seafood Grille 1051 Nipomo St., SLO

If an unpretentious, inviting restaurant serving some of the best food in the county sounds perfect for your next night out, look no further than this unassuming spot on Santa Margarita’s main drag. Standard classics such as a filet of beef, fresh local fish, and greens are go-tos, but The Range also offers seasonal specialties and an atmosphere for both a casual gettogether on the patio or romantic, candlelit occasions inside. With a classic Western ambiance, you’ll feel right at home. But no reservations, nor credit cards—pack your cash and head to one of the best meals of your life! —Anna Starkey

Have you seen Taco Temple’s tacos? They are literally the size of dinner plates, piled high with cabbage, carrots, meat, and whatever else they add to that stack of deliciousness. Oh, I can’t forget that fried mess of shredded potatoes. So good! These are definitely not your onehand holding, folded, stuff in your mouth street tacos. They’re more of the knife and fork, struggle to eat, shovel in your mouth sort of tacos. And it’s totally worth the struggle. Especially if you get a taco, tostada, or burrito with fresh seafood or one of their daily specials. Make it part of your next day trip up the coast. —Camillia Lanham

You won’t see a bat-signal shining in the sky over San Luis Obispo tonight. Longtime reader Commissioner Gordon has replaced the iconic searchlight’s bat-shaped emblem with an oyster-shaped one in honor of this year’s Best SLO Restaurant winner. What makes Ciopinot Seafood Grille, a SLO staple since 2009, the best? Their carefully curated pinot selection? The warm customer service? The oyster bar? According to head server Ann Paredes, it’s all to do with one man, owner Leonard Cohen. “The reason Ciopinot is the best restaurant is because Leonard is the best boss,” she said with certainty. —Caleb Wiseblood

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BEST SOUTH COUNTY RESTAURANT

Ember

1200 E. Grand Ave., suite 101, Arroyo Grande Smack! Crap! Pop! That’s not caped crusaders duking it out, but glowing coals in the wood-fired oven at Ember in Arroyo Grande. Ember has a loyal following, but it also attracts new visitors all the time, owner and chef Brian Collins said. Anyone who has tasted his food knows why— farm-to-table ingredients, adventurous combinations, and an obsessive level of quality. “Ultimately I think it boils down to: The food is made from scratch, me and my crew really care about the diner and the diner experience,” Collins said. “We’re trying to provide the bigger city experience here in Arroyo Grande and South County.” —Joe Payne

RUNNER-UP: JOCKO’S

BEST SOUTH COAST RESTAURANT

The Spoon Trade

295 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach For fancy comfort food, The Spoon Trade in Grover Beach can’t be beat. “I think we offer the whole package,” owner Brook Town said. “The food is all handmade from scratch and with lots of care, and the hospitality matches

the food.” Regulars love the meat loaf, fried chicken with sourdough waffles, and tri-tip tartare. New on the menu is the Idaho grown pork tenderloin. And locals can now buy the restaurant’s tasty sourdough creations at its newly opened sister business, Grover Beach Sourdough, right across the street. —Ryah Cooley

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RUNNER-UP: VENTANA GRILL

BEST NEW RESTAURANT 2017

La Esquina Taqueria 1049 Nipomo St., SLO

“Everything from the tables, the chairs, the chandeliers, the pottery, hand painted tiles, all from Guadalajara,” La Esquina restaurateur Leonard Cohen said. The Ciopinot owner wanted to create an authentic but modern vibe in his new joint. It’s a high-end Mexican restaurant that he’s been waiting for someone to open locally, so he did it himself. What’s special about this restaurant is the menu. Cohen put a seafood twist on everyday favorites like chorizo. For instance, the chorizo and clams: clams sautéed in chorizo, onions, jalapeños, tequila, cilantro chicken stock, and finished with garlic and butter. —Karen Garcia

RUNNER-UP: VEGETABLE BUTCHER

BEST BREAKFAST

Kitchenette

105 S Main St. No. 1, SLO The Kitchenette emphasizes local— on its menu and as the restaurant’s essence. “I love my locals. We have a great customer base here, they’re very friendly and very loyal,” manager Jenn Tremble said. Locals and newcomers alike are greeted by the friendly staff upon entering the restaurant. Its atmosphere can only be described as very Templeton—eclectic and warm. The best part is getting to know one another and becoming regulars. The hottest menu item is the pork posole verde, a pleasantly warm soup with linguiça, avocado, cabbage, feta, jalapeño, and a crispy softboiled egg. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: LOUISA’S PLACE

BEST BREAKFAST BURRITO

Frank’s Famous Hot Dogs 950 California Blvd., SLO

They come for the hot dogs, but they stay for the breakfast burritos. That’s not the motto of Frank’s Famous Hot Dogs, though, I just made it up. But maybe it should be. New Times readers once again chose Frank’s breakfast burrito as the very best in all of SLO County. This modern masterpiece, if unaltered, comes complete with eggs,

bacon, cheese, country potatoes, and pico de gallo sauce. If you’re ever looking for a quick breakfast in downtown SLO, don’t miss an opportunity to try it. It’s a sin not to. —Caleb

RUNNER-UP: THE BREAKFAST BUZZ

BEST WEEKEND BRUNCH

Ventana Grill

2575 Price St., Pismo Beach SLO County residents don’t fool around when it comes to brunch—they want it hot, fresh, and with mimosas. Ventana Grill in Pismo Beach does more than just squeezed juice and dry champagne, they go to the next level. It’s hard to beat such a selection. Ventana’s brunch includes a seafood station, omelet and homemade tortilla bar, a carver station, a wide selection of hot entrees, various salads, and a dessert station. Yes, it’s all you can eat (including the crab legs!), and the mimosas and bloody marys are bottomless. —Joe

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BEST HANGOVER FOOD

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After a long night of partying—I mean, fighting crime—what can the average superhero rely on to renew his or her strength? The answer can be found at Louisa’s Place, where you can feed a hangover like at no other restaurant in the county. Louisa’s menu features a variety of omelets, breakfast sandwiches, and burritos to help any hero, villain, or civilian get back up on their feet. It’s no wonder Louisa’s is so popular with Cal Poly and Cuesta students—they’re fighting crime all the time! —Caleb

RUNNER-UP: SYLVESTER’S BURGERS

BEST VEGETARIAN FARE

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BEST SEAFOOD

Ciopinot Seafood Grille 1051 Nipomo St., SLO

Since opening in 2009, not a single year has gone by without Ciopinot Seafood Grille taking home this poll’s Best Seafood award. You don’t have to read the entire menu to realize why. All it took was the first item on the appetizer list to convince me—large prawns stuffed with Monterey jack cheese, wrapped in honey-cured bacon, lightly breaded, and deep-fried until crispy. You had me at large prawns. —Caleb

RUNNER-UP: OYSTER LOFT

BEST MEXICAN FOOD

Taqueria Santa Cruz Express 1308 Monterey St., SLO

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Taqueria Santa Cruz Express is situated just far enough up Monterey Street in SLO to reach those hungry Cal Poly students, but not so far that downtown workers and visitors won’t walk a few blocks for a tasty burrito! Seriously, this taqueria is slammed at pretty much any time of day, but that doesn’t bog down the service or the quality. It just creates a festive, friendly atmosphere. Whether it’s a quick lunch, a family dinner, or a late night excursion with friends, Taqueria Santa Cruz is ready to fill your belly. Wash it down with a Mexican beer or glass of horchata! —Peter Johnson

RUNNER-UP: BIG SKY CAFÉ

RUNNER-UP: EFREN’S DELI SHOP

At Vegetable Butcher, eaters of all kinds can come together in peace. “We have vegans bringing in meat eaters,” manager John Windels said. “People now have the ability to dine at a place that can accommodate both.” Menu favorites include the forbidden sesame cauliflower, spring vegetable shishito frito, the fingerling potato taco, the short rib taco, and the hot fried chicken taco. Windels also said they make a mean margarita with agave wine, and now you can enjoy brunch there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays with offerings like chilaquiles, mimosas, and bloody marys. —Ryah

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BEST CHINESE FOOD

Mandarin Gourmet 1316 Madonna Road, SLO

“Mandarin is the best Chinese in San Luis!” shouted Ashley from SLO. James agreed. “Happy customer for almost 20 years,” he said. “Food is great, service is good, take-out and delivery is fast. That’s why we’ve been coming here since 1992,” gushed Ted and Josette from SLO. That’s a loyal customer following for the Chinese restaurant that’s been in the Laguna Village Shopping Center since 1992. It’s the finest Szechwan and Hunan cuisine in SLO, with more than 100 dishes to choose from. And free delivery within SLO city limits. I could really go for some Mongolian beef. —Camillia

RUNNER-UP: MEI’S

BEST JAPANESE FOOD

Goshi Japanese Restaurant

BEST THAI FOOD

Thai Boat

3212 Broad St., suite 140, SLO Waiting in a long line for really savory and perfectly portioned food is completely worth your time. That’s how I would describe a Friday night at Thai Boat. Sure sometimes I have to wait, but the minute my order is in, the staff begins working fast and hard to prepare it. I’m instantly pampered with a Thai tea, and what’s also worth the wait is that the staff makes it a point to remember you, even if you’ve only been in a handful of times. Try the pineapple fried rice—stir fried steamed rice with pineapples, cashew nuts, and mixed vegetables. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: NOI AND DOI’S 2ND STREET CAFE

BEST ITALIAN FOOD

BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD

Petra

Firestone Grill

Whether you love Mediterranean food or have never even heard of shawarma, Petra is the place to go. The staff and owners care about consistency and high quality ingredients, but perhaps most importantly, they also care about their customers. When the usual greasy downtown grub just doesn’t sound appealing, go get yourself some healthy fare, like a scrumptious gyro and a tasty Mediterranean salad. And there’s also pizza, which you can get with yummy toppings like gyro, sundried tomatoes, spinach, and chopped garlic. —Ryah

Firestone Grill sends out plumes of delicious smoke daily, alerting everyone in downtown about what’s cooking. It’s barbecue, and New Times staffers can smell it every morning. There’s the tritip—which you can get on a sandwich or a salad. The chicken is always juicy, whether you get the full meal or just a half chicken, and is available on a number of salads. But it ain’t barbecue until you mention the ribs, and Firestone has full racks ready to go. If you really want to complete the experience, don’t forget the bread and beans! —Joe

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BEST STEAK

BEST PIZZA

Jocko’s Steakhouse

1000 Higuera St., SLO

There are rows of succulent cuts of meat sitting, aging to perfection at Jocko’s Steakhouse in Nipomo. Continuing a tradition of more than a century, Jocko’s aged steaks are waiting for the perfect moment to hit the grill over that famous oak pit. It’s why so many people are lined up out the door every night. Jocko’s is about the experience, but the steak is at its juicy heart. Whether you get the large Spencer, the sirloin, or filet mignon, you’re going to get a giant, perfectly cooked steak every time at Jocko’s. Better make it rare. —Joe

Woodstock’s Pizza

570 Higuera St., suite 155, SLO

Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica

Tucked in the Creamery Marketplace is the hidden gem of Japanese restaurants in SLO County. Goshi strives to serve authentic Japanese sushi, rice, and noodle dishes. The restaurant itself is small but the closeness of the friendly staff and other customers creates the best atmosphere for a good time. Order some sake from its lengthy sake list and if you’re not in the mood for the freshest sushi around, the Gyu Don will satisfy your taste buds. Stewed thinly sliced beef, onion, and yam-starched noodles on a bed of rice with a miso soup and salad is the perfect dinner combo. —Karen

Boasting a rustic yet refined feel next to Rose Alley, Giuseppe’s is SLO’s not-sosecret spot for authentic, dynamic Italian food. If words on a menu like fresh pecorino, espresso-caramel gelato mud pie, and Parmesan crusted free range chicken breast call to you, Giuseppe’s will win your heart in no time. Their front of house deli-style setup means you can grab a quick, decadent lunch, or desserts, dried pastas, and pizza. Sundays are for Bellini brunches, and with a beautiful outdoor patio and plenty of natural beauty, it’s no wonder SLO picked Giuseppe’s as their favorite local trip to Italy. —Anna

This year marks the 31st time Woodstock’s Pizza has made the most delicious ’za in the county. “I wouldn’t be working here if I didn’t love it,” Woodstock’s manager Nick Damico said of his favorite pizza in town. Damico still recalls trying Woodstock’s for the first time as an incoming Cal Poly freshman. “I was instantly hooked,” he said. Pies aside, the popular pizzeria is also known for its weekly events including Wednesday pint night. And whether you’re a superhero, or just a superhero aficionado like me, trivia night at Woodstock’s is always the place to be on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. —Caleb

RUNNER-UP: KUMA

RUNNER-UP: FLOUR HOUSE

RUNNER-UP: PETRA

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RUNNER-UP: THE RANGE

BEST BURGER

Sylvester’s Burgers Los Osos, Atascadero, Oceano

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“They’re big, hot, and juicy, just like the motto says,” said Kaytee Lankford, shift leader at the original Sylvester’s in Los Osos. “We have so many different styles and flavors. And the sauce, everybody loves the sauce,” Lankford added, referring to the restaurant’s signature “Sylvester Sauce.” And no matter which Sylvester’s location you get a burger (and garlic fries) from—whether it’s Los Osos, Atascadero, or Oceano—you can be sure it’s made from all-American beef, owner Brian Englund promises. —Caleb

RUNNER-UP: EUREKA

BEST CHICKEN WINGS

Buffalo Wild Wings 309 Madonna Road, SLO

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Keep an eye on those wings, or they’ll be gone before you blink. You can get them boneless or traditional, saucy or dry, with Asian zing, Thai curry, Caribbean jerk, or bourbon honey mustard sauce. And the levels of hot go from mild to blazin’. Yep. This place is all about that chicken with 16 sauces and five seasonings. The combos are endless, just like all the sports you’ll be able to watch from a comfortable booth or slightly less comfortable barstool. With all those choices, it’s like a salute to being an American. And you just need to drive down Madonna to find it. —Camillia

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Firestone Grill 1001 Higuera St., SLO

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Ordering a salad at lunch can bring up a dilemma—will it be enough food, or leave you hungry later? You don’t have to worry about that at Firestone Grill. These salads are big and protein loaded, fi lled with fresh ingredients. Many of the salads are vegetarian friendly, but you can still get one topped high with chicken or tri-tip. The steak Cobb salad has it all: leaf lettuce, red onion, red bell pepper, tomato, blue cheese, bacon, and chopped tri-tip. With all the housemade dressings to choose from, you’ll never face the salad dilemma again. —Joe

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mix. “The menu is me, and that sounds funny because if someone says, ‘What style of Mexican food is this?’ and it’s all the things I like,” owner Leonard Cohen said with a laugh. Cohen has had a background in seafood his whole life so it’s no wonder that aside from the seasoned beef tacos, he also offers Baja style fish, prawns, and oyster tacos. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: TACO TEMPLE

BEST BURRITO

Las Delicias de Zacatecas

12304 Los Osos Valley Road, SLO There are plenty of Mexican restaurants on the Central Coast, but Las Delicias de Zacatecas prides itself on serving authentic dishes to its customers. A large flour tortilla holds rice, beans, fresh pico de gallo, sour cream, cheese, and salsa with your choice of a savory protein— shrimp, chile relleno, pollo, asada, homemade chorizo, carnitas, pastor, or ting (shredded chicken with onions in chipotle sauce). A customer favorite is the chorizo for breakfast or the asada for dinner. Stop in Las Delicias de Zacatecas for the great food and friendly customer service; stay for the beautiful artwork on the walls. —Karen

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Thank you San Luis Obispo County for voting for

Taqueria Santa Cruz Best Mexican Food

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BEST CHOWDER

Splash Cafe Pismo Beach, SLO

Splash Cafe’s clam chowder is a national treasure, and anyone who says otherwise is a liar. Seriously, if it wasn’t so accessible—being shipped around the country and whatnot—I’m sure Nicolas Cage’s next movie would be about him trying to steal the recipe. Get it? National Treasure. But that’s just my opinion. Let’s hear what New Times readers have to say about the subject. Oh! Looks like it won Best Chowder this year! But what exactly makes Splash Cafe’s chowder so darn good anyway? For shift leader Ella Udlock, it can be narrowed down to three nesses: richness, creaminess, and freshness. —Caleb

RUNNER-UP: DUCKIE’S CHOWDER HOUSE

BEST JUICE PLACE

Seeds

1133 Garden St., SLO There’s a white neon sign on the wall that reads “Nurture the Human,” and Seeds does just that. Looking for a refreshing alternative to breakfast and lunch is a no-brainer at this juice company. The menu offers an array of acai bowls, smoothies, avocado toast, and chia pudding with healthy additions to choose from. Summer vibes call for a smoothie blend of orange juice, banana, strawberry, pitaya, blueberries, pineapple, hemp, and bee pollen. A huge plus is the intimate patio area toward the back of the establishment. It’s a great spot to hang with a friend and enjoy your healthy treat. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: VIRTJUICE

BEST ICE CREAM/ FROZEN YOGURT

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab

Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria I scream, you scream, we all scream for Doc’s ice cream. Yep, it’s a cliché. But, seriously, who doesn’t want to scream for ice cream, especially if the sweet, creamy stuff hits a nerve in one of those pearly whites when you take a lick from a scoop. (Maybe two. Heck, go for the triple scoop. YOLO.) Or it’s dripping from a chocolate covered, sprinkle-dipped waffle cone from Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab. Doc’s owner Greg Steinberger said it’s always an honor to win in Best Of as he strives “to be the most beloved ice cream brand, at least on the Central Coast.” —April Charlton

RUNNER-UP: YOGURTLAND

BEST DOUGHNUT

SLO Donut Company 793F Foothill Blvd., SLO

Whether your vice of choice is sugar or caffeine, SLO Donut Company is open 24/7 so you can stay buzzy all day long. Their rainbow colored selection of tasty doughnut masterpieces can be overwhelming to choose from. Business

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THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKS ABOUT VISITING THE RANGE IN SANTA MARGARITA IS THAT THEY ONLY TAKE CASH. BUT IT’S WORTH IT, BECAUSE THE MEAL IS THE BEST IN NORTH COUNTY. manager Brandon Miller recommends enjoying customer favorites like the bacon maple bar, Nutella pillow doughnut, or the tie-dye galaxy donut while taking in a concert, stand-up comedy show, or board game at the shop’s newly expanded space. “We want to make sure our doughnuts are delicious, but second to that we want to create a space that’s intriguing,” Miller said. —Ryah

RUNNER-UP: SURFSIDE DONUTS

BEST DESSERT

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road, SLO When you think of cake and San Luis Obispo, you think of the decadent pink chocolate swirls that adorn the Madonna Inn’s famous pink champagne cake. “We make everything from scratch,” bakery manager Gracie Tejeda-Mora said. “Everything from the white cake to the chocolate cake, and that really makes a difference in the flavor. We’ve been following the same recipes for 50 years. It’s tradition.” In addition to the pink champagne cake, Tejeda-Mora said that the black forest cake is also popular among customers. Right now, the bakery is also offering a seasonal strawberry cake. —Ryah

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BEST SANDWICH

High Street Deli 350 High St., SLO

Come 4:20 p.m. each day, High Street Deli is packed with sandwich aficionados trying to get their favorites at a discount for a cool 40 minutes. “It’s the quality of our product and the customer service that sets us apart,” General Manager Eric McFarland said. The Dutch Punch (featuring Dutch Crunch bread by Back Porch Bakery) and the California Turkey remain the reigning favorites on the board of sandwich specials. In about a year and a half, High Street Deli will open a second location on South Higuera Street as part of the new SLO Public Market. —Ryah

RUNNER-UP: GUS’S GROCERY

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Novo Restaurant And Lounge 726 Higuera St., SLO

Soft twinkly lights and the peaceful sound of the creek flowing by are just part of what makes dining on the patio at Novo Restaurant and Lounge special. “It’s right on the creek so it has all the natural foliage,” owner Robin Covey said of the restaurant’s patio. “The fact that there’s different levels to the patio and there’s an oak tree. It’s just part of an iconic spot.” The cozy heaters, boozy hand-crafted cocktails, and long list of local, delicious wines certainly don’t hurt either. —Ryah

RUNNER-UP: LUNA RED

BEST KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

BEST BAKERY

Sylvester’s Burgers

1491 Monterey St., SLO

Who wouldn’t want their meal served to them on a frisbee? This isn’t my inner child speaking, it’s the real me. That’s the way every kids meal at Sylvester’s Burgers is prepared, whether it’s the burger, hot dog, or chicken strips—atop your very own “Sly’s Frizbee.” This isn’t the first time Sylvester’s Burgers has won this poll’s Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant award, and it’s definitely not the last, according to shift leader Kaytee Lankford. “Kids love coming in for free burgers on their birthdays, too, and getting their photos on the wall. It’s fun for everyone,” she said. —Caleb

Splash Cafe

There are only a few differences between the original Splash Cafe in Pismo Beach and its sister location in SLO, but the biggest factor that separates the two really stands out. I’m referring to Splash’s excellent artisan bakery located at the second cafe. “I think it’s the creativity, time, and effort we put into it that attracts customers,” shift leader Ella Udlock said. Her favorite Splash dessert is their lemon raspberry cake. Sweets aside, the SLO location’s menu is also unique for its pizza selection, all created on fresh dough made in the bakery. —Caleb

RUNNER-UP: HOUSE OF BREAD

Los Osos, Atascadero, Oceano

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secret how life-changingly delicious everything is. “We want to make sure it’s super delicious,” Collins said. “We really toil over that.” —Joe

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BEST CHEAP EATS

Firestone Grill 1001 Higuera St., SLO

It’s lunch hour, you’re hungry, you’ve got a faceoff with your arch nemesis in 30 minutes, and you’re broke! What do you do? Hit up Firestone Grill. It’s hard to come by a fresh, delicious meal in SLO Town without dropping less than $20, unless you line up at Firestone. Most of the burgers are around five bucks, you can get the famous tri-tip sandwich or a salad for less than $10, and side of fries is only $2.29. Don’t worry, you’ll have the energy to clobber that bad guy, and you won’t have the break the bank to get the calories necessary. —Joe

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BEST MEAL TO TREAT YOURSELF

Ember

1200 E. Grand Ave., suite 101, Arroyo Grande Ember in Arroyo Grande isn’t a casual dinner, it’s something special. Locals know when they walk in, owner and chef Brian Collins said, that dinner at Ember is an event. “It’s like dinner and a show,” Collins said. “The kitchen is the stage, the cooks are the musicians, the servers are the ushers who are going to take care of you. It’s entertaining; it pleases all the senses.” It’s no secret that it’s pricey, but it’s also no

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BEST FISH MARKET

Giovanni’s Fish Market & Galley 1001 Front St., Morro Bay

Giovanni’s is an institution in Morro Bay, with its signature giant clam shell outside and fresh, local seafood inside. Besides fish and chips, owner Giovanni DiGarimore said local Dungeness crab is the most popular item, which they will cook and crack for you for no additional charge. What service! DiGarimore commented on the family vibe, saying, “Giovanni’s is all about tradition! I can’t tell you how many people have told me that their first experience was their parents bringing them for fish and chips and to look at the live crabs! I must hear it at least once a week.” —Anna

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BEST BUTCHER

Arroyo Grande Meat Company 120 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande

Located in the heart of the Village, Arroyo Grande Meat Company has offered choice meats and sausages since opening in 1897. Suffice it to say, these butchers know what they’re doing! From wild fi sh and game to deli meats, specialty sausages, and Hearst Ranch local grass-fed beef, their meat knowledge cannot be beat. They are happy to help you with the best cooking methods for your cut of choice, and they offer custom processing, curing, smoking, and sausages as well as tritip sandwiches. Their motto is simple: “If it’s not good enough for my mom, it’s not good enough for you!” —Anna

RUNNER-UP: WHOLE FOODS

BEST FOOD TRUCK

Grilled Cheese Incident Facebook If you’re on the hunt for the perfect grilled cheese sandwich to melt in your mouth with each gooey bite, check out the stops listed on the Grilled Cheese Incident’s Facebook page. The food truck was once just an idea that Mike McGourty, a former Cracked Crab chef, had. But with the loving support of his late wife, Annie Lynch, the cheesy truck can be found at wineries and breweries around town. Are you a breakfast-all-day person? The Hangover will cure you— cheddar cheese, muenster cheese, a fried egg, shredded potatoes, roasted poblano peppers, and bacon. As McGourty would say, “Stay cheesy, my friends.” —Karen

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Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica 849 Monterey Street - SLO 805-541-9922

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Thank you... to everyone who voted Edna Valley Vineyard the Best Tasting Room in San Luis Obispo County for the 12th year in a row!

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Our renovated tasting room, completed in 2017, offers spectacular 180° views of the Islay Peak and the picturesque Edna Valley through floor-to-ceiling windows. Savor the unparalleled views and a glass of our exceptional wine in our spacious and inviting tasting room, or revel in the sunshine on the expanded outdoor patio. We offer a variety of distinctive tasting experiences for guests to

enjoy, including our Perfect Pairing experience that pairs limited release wines with carefully curated light bites or the Comparative Flight experience that allows you to compare and contrast the varietals, each with a dedicated tasting attendant. With the rolling hills that kiss the horizon, the lush green vineyard land, and the sprawling skies of vivid blue, our winery is a postcard perfect destination to enjoy unforgettable scenery and extraordinary wine.

California Table Wine, ©2018 Edna Valley Vineyard, San Luis Obispo, Ca. All Rights Reserved.

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Cocktails? Swanky vibe? Jukebox tunes? I’m in! Whiskey and June owners Daniel and Erin Green describe their vision as “being one that preserves the vibe of a good old fashioned street bar that you would expect to walk into during the ’50s or ’60s, with the added luxury of modern amenities and inventory.” Boasting more than 150 whiskeys and a flair for classic cocktails, this place is popular. “We have a bar that is welcoming to anyone and everyone and is truly a comfortable place to just be who you are,” Green said. I know where I’ll be getting my next Manhattan. —Anna

RUNNER-UP: PAPPY MCGREGOR’S

The Siren

BEST SAN LUIS OBISPO BAR

SLO Brew

With the motto of “Rhythm and Booze,” it’s no wonder The Siren has won the hearts of SLOcals, especially live music enthusiasts. With five shows happening weekly, this place is keeping groovers on their feet. Manager Monte Schaller describes his vision for the place as one whose “overall vibe pays homage to what this place used to be and the local scene of Morro Bay.” The Siren still boasts the same comforts of a local watering hole, where you can shoot pool, watch the game, or hang out on the patio, nestled against a warm fire … not to mention see great live acts from near and far. —Anna

About two years ago SLO Brew closed its doors on Garden Street and moved front and center on Higuera Street. Now the whole atmosphere of the bar is different; enjoy a Growler burger for lunch outside, with a view of downtown or the creek. Waltz in during the evening, and the dance floor comes alive. “We think the key to our success is the diversity of our programming at SLO Brew during the late night hours, which sets us apart as the leader in downtown nightlife. We also started a Rockin’ $5 Happy Hour,” Marketing Director Johnny Kenny said. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: OLD CAYUCOS TAVERN

RUNNER-UP: BLACK SHEEP BAR AND GRILL

736 Higuera St., SLO

BEST SOUTH COUNTY BAR

Mason Bar and Kitchen

307 Mason St., Arroyo Grande When Mason Bar and Kitchen opened its doors in May 2015, it was reminiscent of a modern-day speakeasy, adding another element to the tiny slice of Village nightlife, albeit with a slight twist. There isn’t a whole lot to do in this little town after the sun sets, or beforehand for that matter. Mason didn’t have the typical bar crowd—it’s a little more adult than that, but it did and does have great small craft beers (cider, too) on rotation and umpteen slyly crafted cocktails to get a little fancy. There’s also a gastro pub with fun food like lobster corn dogs. —April

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BEST PLACE TO DANCE

Mother’s Tavern 725 Higuera St., SLO

With DJ dance parties Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights and the occasional live band, there’s always a line stretching down Higuera Street around midnight. Those wee hours are made for bumpin’, grindin’, and booty shakin’—and that’s defi nitely what’s going down after the dinner tables are moved into the back and the lights dim. But, there’s more than that at this downtown SLO nightlife staple. Karaoke on Sunday/Monday, Pint Night on Tuesday, TOT Night (taters) on Wednesday, and two-for-one drinks on Thursday mean this establishment is interested in more than being your onenight-a week dance party stop. —Camillia

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BEST CLUB TO CATCH A BAND

SLO Brew

736 Higuera St., SLO Daily, a team of SLO Brew experts is listening to music, searching the charts, and looking for the best, trending upand-coming acts, according to Marketing Director Johnny Kenny. “Music is like the ocean; no matter how much

you explore, there is still so much yet undiscovered. We are on a constant search for new music and the hottest acts to book,” Kenny said. The venue’s team is also listening to its patrons. The venue now removes the booths (that are used for seating during the lunch and dinner hours), freeing up dance floor space, and has added more lighting. —Karen

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BEST PLACE TO GO ON A FIRST DATE

Novo Restaurant and Lounge 726 Higuera St., SLO

Although the menu is a tad pricy (but worth it), Novo Restaurant and Lounge remains a popular spot for fi rst dates. “It’s probably because it’s sort of upscale casual. It’s not too fancy,” owner Robin Covey said. “The outdoors helps to make it casual, and the menu is really diverse; it’s really accessible to everyone. Covey said that people in their 20s often come in for date night, to nibble on popular appetizers like the spring rolls with shrimp and avocado or the calamari and sip on Moscow mules or a local pinot noir. —Ryah

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BEST KARAOKE

Bill’s Place

112 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande So you’ve had a few drinks and now have the courage to get up and show the world that you can belt out “Don’t Stop Believin’” like no one else. Whether you’re the next undiscovered singing superstar or someone who couldn’t carry a tune in a wheelbarrow, Bill’s Place in Arroyo Grande is the place for great karaoke. The bar offers karaoke Thursday through Sunday. Thursday and Sunday are dedicated to country western karaoke, so shine up yer boots and practice that Nashville twang. The remaining days are for any type of music. Have at it, SLO County songbirds! —Chris

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BEST BAND

Bear Market Riot

“Seven instruments from two guys with beards trying to do as much good as we can with our music,” Bear Market Riot’s Nick Motil said about his band of two. Motil and Kirk Nordby came together in 2014. The dynamic duo sings and plays acoustic guitar, drums—a makeshift hat/kick drum and foottambourine— baritone acoustic guitar, and harmonica. The two try to evoke

joy in their concerts even if it comes from a place of sadness. “You’re tapping your feet and maybe even dancing and singing along to someone else’s heartaches, but it makes you feel so good,” Motil said. —Karen

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BEST PLACE FOR A BEER

Central Coast Brewing

1422 Monterey St., 6 Higuera St., SLO Now that Central Coast Brewing has two locations, you can enjoy twice the amount of local, award-winning beer. The brewery’s new, bigger location on Higuera Street boasts an outdoor fire pit, a family-friendly arcade-style game room, pizza and sliders, and taps with Monterey Street Pale Ale, Luck of the IPA, and whatever hazy beer is in stock. “It’s always been a local favorite, but it’s not very big,” head brewer Brendan Gough said of the Monterey Street spot. “The opening of our new location is an opportunity to share our beer and culture with more people.” —Ryah

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BEST FANCY COCKTAIL

Sidecar Cocktail Co. 1127 Broad St., SLO

From mezcal to gin to whiskey to bitters, Sidecar Cocktail Co. in SLO has without a doubt the fanciest, most carefully curated boozy confections on lockdown. “We’ve demonstrated that we’re willing to take risks, “ owner Josh Christensen said. The bar recently slimmed down its famously large menu to just 12 cocktails, including hits like bourbon-based drink The Cubin Missile Crisis along with The Bed Took Fire, featuring tequila and Velvet Falernum. “It’s a super eclectic menu,” Christensen said. Sidecar Cocktail Co. offers drinks half off every day during happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. —Ryah

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BEST MARGARITA

La Esquina Taqueria 1049 Nipomo St., SLO

From a table with a window view, owner Leonard Cohen points to a wall in the kitchen area that’s visible from the table. “We have about 10 or 12 different infusions of tequila. So when we make our margaritas, we’re using an infused tequila. It means in the infusion process, the fruit flavor goes into the tequila,” Cohen said, “so you’re getting this smooth fruity tequila that you’re putting into this tequila.” Cohen prides himself on doling out hand-crafted margaritas: no lime juice out of a bottle, no premix, no sweet and sour. It’s pure, fresh, and delish. —Karen

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hour can’t be beat. Bacon-wrapped dates, sangria, wine, beer, and more are all just $6 every day from 3 to 6 p.m. “I don’t know that you could find a better deal,” General Manager Tyler Cotton said. “And there are a lot of options.” While sitting on the patio overlooking the mission, patrons can enjoy everything on the tapas menu, from split pea hummus to papas bravas, at a steep discount. —Ryah

RUNNER-UP: SIDECAR COCKTAIL CO.

BEST SPORTS BAR

Firestone Grill 1001 Higuera St., SLO

There are a lot of places to watch the game, but there’s only one Firestone Grill. That’s where New Times readers like to watch a ballgame. Maybe it’s the rows of big-screen TVs, showing multiple games across several sports and the support for Cal Poly’s Mustangs on display, but local sports fans feel at home there. It might also have something to do with the cold beers on draft, friendly bar staff, and of course, the food. Nothing brings the communal spirit of a sports game together like a reasonably priced basket of onion rings, some fries, burgers, and drinks. —Joe

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BEST BLOODY MARY

With new wine equipment and a new attitude, Tolosa Winery is ready to pour you a glass of their finest pinot noir. “We’ve undergone a lot of changes in the past few years,” General Manager June McIvor said. “We’re really focused on the quality of our pinot noirs, which is our specialty, and improving the level of hospitality.” Tolosa’s Primavera, the winery’s new flagship pinot noir, is “the best of the best,” according to McIvor, while its 1772 pinot noir is “a beautiful, pure expression of pinot noir.” —Ryah

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Sidecar Cocktail Co. For several years, readers have voted Sidecar Cocktail Co.’s bloody mary the best in the land. Little did they know, they have yet to vote on the same exact boozy morning beverage. “Every single year we’ve changed the recipe for our bloody mary,” owner Josh Christensen said. “Every single change is an improvement.” The current iteration boasts 42 ingredients, including fresh horseradish, ginger, cardamom, celery seed, Worcestershire sauce, housemade hot sauce, roasted jalapeños, and heirloom tomatoes. Each batch is prepped Wednesday or Thursday for the weekend brunch. “It just gets better as it ages for a few days,” Christensen said. —Ryah

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BEST HAPPY HOUR

Luna Red

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BEST WINERY FOR RED WINE

BEST WINERY FOR WHITE WINE

Chamisal Vineyards 7525 Orcutt Road, SLO

When it comes to chardonnay, Chamisal Vineyards has something for everyone. “We’re known for chardonnay here,” trade liaison CJ Sigler said. “The quality has been there over the years. We have a spectrum of chardonnay that suits all tastes.” Don’t like the typical buttery chard? Then the stainless chardonnay with a cleaner, crisper taste is perfect. Those looking for a creamier style of chardonnay can happily sip the reserve Califa. Right now you can also get your hands on the winery’s rosé made from pinot noir, which Sigler expects will be sold out by the end of May. —Ryah

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BEST WINERY FOR SPARKLING WINE

Laetitia Vineyard And Winery

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453 Laetitia Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande

To choose between a selection of seven sparkling wines, drop by the only established sparkling wine house in San Luis Obispo County: Laetitia Vineyard and Winery. They use the Champagne region of France’s method of producing sparkling wine in-house. “It’s affordable, it’s local, and there’s a history,” said Georgie Hackett, sales/marketing manager for the winery. Favorites include the brut rosé (“It’s pink and it’s dry,” Hackett said) and the Cuve M (“Lots of yeasty notes. It’s also dry.”). —Ryah

BEST BEVERAGE SLINGER

Josh Christensen, Sidecar Cocktail Co. 1127 Broad St., SLO

Josh Christensen, owner of Sidecar Cocktail Co., is a busy guy and doesn’t spend as much time behind the bar as he used to. Still the good people of SLO have dubbed him best beverage slinger. “It’s probably because I talk a lot,” Christensen joked. He can be heard on the radio once a week chatting about cocktails, and he often tends bar at catering events off-site. “I think the community associates me with the bar staff,” Christensen said, adding that all his employees focus on education, technique, and serving people with a genuine spirit. —Ryah

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BEST BREWERY

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

1400 Ramada Drive, Paso Robles It’s crazy how much Firestone Walker has grown in the past two decades. It’s no longer just a brew for the 805. It’s spread into states near and far, but Central Coast residents are still in love with what that brewery is cooking, cooling, and fermenting in its ever-growing Paso brewhouse. The Lion (David Walker), The Bear (Adam Firestone), and The Brewmaster (Matt Brynildson) have created a beer monster. And Firestone has three more medals to add to its awards cabinet. The C-Hops pale ale, DBA, and STiVO all won gold at the 2018 World Beer Cup. Yeah, buddy! —Camillia

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BEST TASTING ROOM

Edna Valley Vineyard 2585 Biddle Ranch Road, SLO

Wine tasting with a view has reached new heights with Edna Valley Vineyards tasting room that opened up last year. The tasting room is equipped with large windows and outdoor seating next to a stone fi re pit. The view displays the beauty of San Luis Obispo and the Edna Valley. Green hills and rows of grape vines on a sunny day is the perfect backdrop for a few sips at Edna Valley. The tasting room offers new tasting experiences such as the 18 Barrel Flight, an engaging tasting experience that features five of the vineyard’s most exclusive limited release wines. —Karen

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BEST WINE BAR

Luis Wine Bar 1021 Higuera St., SLO

For five years, readers have voted Luis the best wine bar in SLO County. “The location is great, we have a wide variety of wines and craft beer, and I think people like that our wines are always changing,”

dining areas, so there isn’t really a bad spot in the house. And if you haven’t stepped out on the balcony perched on the Pismo bluffs with a sparkling sangria or cucumber ginger martini in hand, what are you waiting for? —Joe

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BEST COFFEE SHOP

Scout Coffee Co. 1130 Garden St., 880 Foothill Blvd., SLO

DRINK IT IN A JALAPEÑO MARGARITA ENJOYS ONE OF THE BEST VIEWS IN THE COUNTY, FROM THE VENTANA GRILL DECK, PERCHED ABOVE THE PACIFIC IN PISMO BEACH. owner Vanessa North said. Enjoy a glass or two out on the back patio. Throughout May, the bar will focus on wines from the Valle de Guadalupe region in Baja, Mexico, with a white and red flight representing that area, along with a local wine that emulates that region’s style of wine. —Ryah

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BEST WINERY OR BREWERY TASTING TRANSPORTATION

Hop On Beer Tours San Luis Obispo

When asked about his favorite part of Hop On Beer Tours, founder Brant Myers chuckled and said, “You mean besides drinking? ” But Myers is passionate about the bus itself. Designed to look like a pub, it has

all the trimmings—hardwood floor, artwork on the walls, windows to enjoy the the Central Coast, and a bar with snacks and water. Myers said he created the company because there was a need for a tour that showed off more than wine. The tour covers 30 breweries, traveling 60 miles along Highway 101. “We like to say from Firestone to Firestone,” Myers said. —Karen

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BEST DRINK WITH A VIEW

Ventana Grill

2575 Price St., Pismo Beach People come from far and wide just to get a seat at Ventana Grill, especially as the sun goes down. Enough New Times readers have enjoyed the vista while sipping some of Ventana’s specialty drinks that the picturesque locale has won Best Drink with a View over and over. Windows surround the bar and

Now with two locations, there are even more opportunities for SLOcals to get their Scout Coffee fi x, whether your drink of choice is a honey tea bowl, an almond milk latte (with house-made almond milk), a sparkling iced tea, or a simple cup of joe. Scout Coffee is owned by Sara and Jon Peterson, who dreamed of opening their own coffee shop. The duo also has their own coffee roasting biz, HoneyCo, which offers a wide range of styles and roast profi les, with coffees to fit nearly every coffee drinker—from light and bright, to extremely balanced and chocolatey blends and espresso options. —Ryah

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BEST COFFEE ROASTER

SLO Roasted Coffee 1172 Los Olivos Ave., Los Osos

Siblings Julie and Chris Galloway are the third-generation owners of SLO County’s favorite coffee roaster— thriving since 1984. Julie said what keeps them going strong is a triedand-true European roasting touch and dedicated customer base. “We really have the best following and the best clientele,” she said. In 2017, Julie and Chris introduced a cold brew to the mix that you can find in California Fresh Market in Pismo Beach and the Lassen’s Natural Foods stores. “That’s something we went big on,” Julie said. This roaster is also mobile now, so you can add an “espresso cart” to your next event! —Peter

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BEST FESTIVAL

Strawberry Festival Arroyo Grande Village

Peak season for strawberries is from April to June, and what better place to celebrate the sweet fruit than at Arroyo Grande’s annual Strawberry Festival—this year on May 26 and 27. Executive Director of the Arroyo Grande Village Improvement Association Bob Lund said the festival started in 1983 as a small fresh strawberry event. “Today we have over 300 vendors, and our association sells about 400 fl ats of fresh strawberries during the two-day event,” Lund said.

The added perk to the festival is that admission, parking, and bus service to the event are all free. So enjoy the spring weekend with fresh fruits, entertainment, and family fun. —Karen

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BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Kelsea Holder SLO

Wedding photographer Kelsea Holder likes to approach her work from an oldschool style. “I shoot primarily in film, so

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that sets me apart. With shooting film, I think there’s just this quality of light and luminosity,” she said. “I just approach everything with the best energy I can.” Holder seeks to capture classic beauty with a unique allure and light-filled images with rich colors. Holder said she is always looking to improve her work, meet new people, and travel to new places. —Ryah

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BEST VISUAL ARTIST

Colleen Gnos Shell Beach

Colleen Gnos is an artist fueled by passion. “I kind of think that people respond to my diversity,” Gnos said. “I move back and forth between music, the ocean, and surfi ng. They’re all things I know pretty well.” Currently, Gnos is painting a 20-by-19-foot mural of a farmer and a dog in pieces that will be displayed along the highway in Solano County. Locally, some of her musically inspired paintings will be on display at Puffers of Pismo through May 27. —Ryah

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BEST ART GALLERY

Studios on the Park 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles

A little more than 10 years ago, Paso Robles had nary an art gallery. That all changed when Studios on the Park came to town. “We’re truly their art studio,” Director Sasha Irving said. “We aspire to be a place that anyone can come express themselves creatively and take part in the artistic process. It’s a place where anyone can come and connect with the arts.” For more information on the gallery’s ART Smart program for kids as well as art classes for people of all ages, visit studiosonthepark.org. —Ryah

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BEST TATOO ARTIST

Keith Duggan, Ink Dynasty

791 Dolliver St., Pismo Beach So you’re thinking about getting some ink? No, not the kind you get at Office Max—even though a small tattoo can start around the same price point as an ink jet cartridge. I’m talking about the permanent stuff. The kind that doesn’t wash off at the end of the day and

stings so good, as an ink-dipped needle repeatedly pokes into your skin. Well, Keith Duggan in Pismo Beach is your man. Duggan is booked two years out, so make that appointment sooner rather than later. “I love my clients,” he said. “Everyone in this shop works really hard.” —April

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BEST MOVIE THEATER

Downtown Centre 7 888 Marsh St., SLO

When asked what was the key to this movie theater’s recent success, CEO. Bruce Sanborn confi rms my suspicions—it’s a combination of factors. Reserved seating, the food selection, and beer and wine all work in unison to give moviegoers the best experience possible, Sanborn said. Along with these upgraded amenities—and, of course, those reclining seats—the theater strives to bring in “something for everyone,” according to Sanborn, “from major fi rst-run movies to indie arthouse features as well as ballets, operas, and cult classic features, we have a wide variety of content under one roof.” —Anna

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BEST THEATER GROUP

SLO Repertory Theatre 888 Morro St., SLO

After 70 years of staging theatrical productions, the former San Luis Obispo Little Theatre is wrapping up its first season as the SLO Repertory Theatre, a professional organization that pays its cast and crew for all main-stage productions. According to Kevin Harris, managing artistic director, season ticket sales are up by 20 percent. “The transition went really well for us,” Harris said. “Actors that get paid are happier. There’s a certain amount of commitment that goes with the paycheck.” Already in the works, SLO Rep will continue to move forward with fundraising for a new and improved theater building. —Ryah

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BEST DANCE COMPANY

CORE Dance

882 Ricardo Court, SLO Support, knowledge, and having fun are important at CORE Dance San Luis Obispo to help all its students shine! CORE was founded in 2010 but changed

hands in 2018 to Alexa Von Der Hoff. In addition to ballet-based dance training, the studio offers performance opportunities for beginners through advanced levels starting at age 2 through adults. It offers six- to 10week classes for those who aren’t ready to commit to an entire year. “It is incredibly rewarding to work with today’s youth,” Von Der Hoff said. “We are firm believers that dance training is life training, and our students are learning valuable skills each and every day.” —Karen

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BEST LOCAL ENTERTAINER

Matt Cross

facebook.com/mattwcross Matt Cross has a fresh take on music: He’s just in the business to perform music locally. He’s the guy you book at a wedding, a party, or even the guy at a bar playing your favorite tunes to make your night that much more special. He’s not a singer-songwriter and doesn’t have dreams to make it to the big-time stages. He just wants to continue to play music locally, to be supported by his community, and to bring life to a party with his fresh take on your favorite songs. —Karen

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BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE

Vina Robles Amphitheatre

3800 Mill Road, Paso Robles “I think we’re big enough to get national talent but intimate enough to provide the best concert experience,” said Paul Leatherman, Vina Robles Amphitheatre’s general manager. The outdoor setting is the perfect backdrop for your favorite entertainer and a glass of wine or a pint of beer. Musicians and comedians top the set list. Vina Robles offers season tickets front and center, luxury box seats, or a jardine table—but any seat is the best in the house. The picturesque venue is the place to be during the warm summer evenings surrounded by vineyards and the cool Paso breeze. —Karen

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BEST COMMUNITY EVENT

Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Higuera Street, SLO

Every Thursday between 6 and 9 p.m., a crowd of SLOcals and out-of-towners

converges in Downtown SLO to check out fresh produce, cut flowers, delicious food, and live music at the farmers’ market. The market began in the 1970s, when several downtown businesses began staying open past 5 p.m. on Thursdays to cater to people coming home from work. Eventually, restaurants began selling their food, and in the early 1980s, famers were invited to sell their produce. The market also hosts a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Alley on the last Thursday of every month. —Chris

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BEST PUBLIC ART

Lifeguard towers by Colleen Gnos Avila Beach

Capturing the feel of old Avila Beach was important to Colleen Gnos when she painted abalone divers, surfers, and the old Front Street onto two lifeguard towers on Avila Beach in 2017. “It gets people from many angles,” Gnos said. “A lot of people remember old Avila. It reminds them of their childhood. And I think a lot of the locals like the historical representation. It’s an unusual canvas.” Be sure to look out for the two colorfully painted lifeguard towers the next time you’re strolling on the beach or hanging out at the Avila Beach Friday farmers’ market. —Ryah

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Barnes And Noble A quick stroll through Barnes and Noble in downtown SLO will quickly satisfy any book nerd’s word lust. “We offer great customer service and a great membership program,” store manager Simon Cruz said. Members get 10 percent off all store purchases along with additional coupons. Popular reads right now include James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty and Daniel Jose Older’s Star Wars book, Last Shot: A Hans and Lando Novel. In need of a light but intriguing novel to keep your beach towel company? Barnes and Nobles has you covered with

BEST PLACE TO BUY MUSIC

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record (and more!) store has earned its place in the community thanks to its vast selection, fair pricing, and knowledgeable and helpful staff. When it comes to record stores, customer service is essential. Plus, Boo Boo’s has super cool non-music gifts and is the go-to place for event tickets! —Glen

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978 Monterey St., SLO

In case you missed the memo, vinyl— or as us old folks call ’em, records—is hotter than Van Halen was for teacher, hotter than The Lovin’ Spoonful’s city summer, hotter than Hank Williams Jr. was to trot—and the place to go for all your vinyl needs is Boo Boo Records. The

BEST PLACE TO BUY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Central Coast Music 365 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay

In the heart of Morro Bay, there lies

the heart of musical instruments and the knowledge behind them. Eddie Frawley owns the joint, Central Coast Music, and is always around to help his customers purchase the right instrument or even lend his tuning expertise. Customers say Eddie oozes a charisma that makes him easy to talk music with. It’s the best place to learn about how things work or what guitar suits your musical talent. Looking to purchase a keyboard, amplifiers, or microphones? Visit your old pal Eddie, and he’ll assist you with your musical needs. —Karen

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GEEK OUT! CAPTAIN NEMO MANAGER RAYMOND HANSON SAID THERE ARE MORE THAN 8,000 COMIC BOOKS TO CHOOSE FROM IN THE TWOSTORY BUILDING ON HIGUERA. SO GO GEEK OUT AT THE BEST. GETTING GOODS from page 63

BEST MEN’S CLOTHING STORE

have a great core collection of guys who’ve been with us from the beginning.” Wanna look like a million bucks? Visit Jules D.! —Glen

Jules D.

RUNNER-UP: PATRICK JAMES

Six years ago, proprietor Jules D. looked around SLO Town and noticed something was missing, and that something was a cool men’s clothing store. She opened a place selling high quality fashion with an edge, and she’s never stopped evolving. “We’re an all around men’s store: fashion forward to premium denim to made-to-measure suits,” Jules D. said. “We’ve grown into a full-service men’s store. We love our peeps—that’s what keep us going, that’s our drive. We

BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE

672 Higuera St., SLO

Ambiance

737 Higuera St., SLO Looking for an on-point and oh-so stylish outfit for the next hot summer concert or a simple garden wedding? Ambiance has you covered. And don’t fret if you realize as you’re perusing racks of the fashions— from Free People to Rag & Bone—for your

own closet that you forgot a gift. Ambiance has your back there, too, with a wide array of accessories and jewelry that make perfect surprises. Store owner Kannyn January has made it a point to carry options for everyone, landing her retail establishment as the best women’s clothing store for the second year in a row. —April

RUNNER-UP: AVANTI

BEST INTIMATE APPAREL

Fanny Wrappers 799 Higuera St., SLO

Bras. Panties. PJ Salvage Pajamas. And don’t forget the fun wall, complete

BEST FARM/ PRODUCE STAND

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with leather whips, penis-shaped lollipops and synthetic fur-covered handcuffs in the back. Oh, my! Fanny Wrappers has it all and then some, with a wide variety of bra sizes that definitely aren’t available in large chain lingerie stores decorated in black and bubble gum pink. You know the one I’m talking about. They have large stores but they don’t really know much about large curves. Leave that to the ladies at Fanny Wrappers, where sexy lingerie and comfy bras with great prices go hand-in-hand, said owner Samantha Phelps, who along with her staff are excited to be named best intimate apparel. “Thanks, SLO!” —April

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BEST THRIFT STORE

Goodwill

Paso Robles, Atascadero, Morro Bay, SLO, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach Stock your kitchen cutlery, appliances, dinnerware and cookware; your closet, dresser, and shoe collection; your garden; and your bathroom. Furnish your living room, your bedroom, and your dining room. Find stuff you need—and don’t need but can’t live without, because it’s almost always under-budget. These are all the things that Goodwill is for. You can find almost anything, and it’s a thrifty option for students and families on a tight budget. With nine SLO County stores to choose from, you can pick your best fit. Hint: The Halloween costume selection at the Higuera Street store in SLO is on point! —Camillia

RUNNER-UP: MISSION THRIFT

BEST ANTIQUE SHOP

Ruby Rose

1235 Monterey St., SLO Stephanie Hendry had her foot in retail for about 40 years until she decided to put her own spin on things. After trying three different locations, Ruby Rose opened its storefront on Monterey Street four years ago, and it was the right spot. Hendry

said the inventory is always changing, which keeps customers curious. “We try to stay in season and current vintage as well as current contemporary. A lot of times we always have 501s, vintage whites, tees, and flannels available,” she said. The shop also has a great home and garden section with pieces that include baskets and ceramics with a natural feel. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: ANTIQUES ON MAIN

BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE

Finders Keepers 1124 Garden St., SLO

We recycle everything, from our empty wine bottles to the motor oil our cars use to get us from point A to B, so it seems only natural that we also recycle what we wear, and, apparently, Californians are really into reusing someone else’s threads. That works just fine for Debra Fogg, the nearly 20-year owner of Finders Keepers, where treasures like Tory Burch bags and Frye boots to Ella Moss dresses can be found. “We give tribute back to the people who consign, recycle, and shop,” Fogg said. “Not only that, but who would put up with this construction project?” Agreed! Open Garden Street, already. —April

RUNNER-UP: GRATEFUL THREADS

BEST PLACE TO PAMPER YOUR PET

Tails Pet Boutique 745 Higuera St., SLO

There’s the old song that starts out, “How much is that doggie in the window?” But if you’re a young’un, you probably don’t know it. Anyway, it’s a cute one, but it really has nothing to do with Tails winning best place to pamper your pet, other than the storefront has great windows, and puppies in them would be cute. That’s all. Owners Neal and Shelley Stuckey said it’s an honor to win, and when they took the store over nearly two years ago, they aimed to heighten animals’ and owners’ experience. —April

RUNNER-UP: GOLDEN PAW

BEST HARDWARE STORE

Miner’s Ace Hardware

SLO, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo Way back in 1956, brothers Lee and Glen Miner decided to go into the family business. Their parents, Abe and Bee Miner, owned a hardware store in Culver City, so the brothers decided to open their own store in Grover Beach. Now, 62 years later, their local

chain of stores has grown throughout SLO County. “With the help of their first employee who can still be found working at the Grover Beach store, the Miners embarked on a journey that would ultimately become an eight-store Ace Hardware chain,” according to their website. Get great service and selection at Miner’s! —Glen

RUNNER-UP: HOME DEPOT

BEST FARM/ PRODUCE STAND

Rutiz Family Farms 1075 The Pike, Arroyo Grande

Since 1981, Maureen Reilly and her husband, Jerald Rutiz, have been delivering their farm-fresh produce to SLO County from their farm stand. “We use sustainable, organic practices,” Reilly said. They also bring in local bread, meat, fish, honey, and more from other vendors. And their weekly harvest box allows locals to get a variety of seasonal produce for just $18. They also sell their goods to local restaurants like Ember, Spoon Trade, and Big Sky. Right now the farm is open for U-Pick strawberry season. Starting in May, they hope to have the farm stand open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday. —Ryah

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FIND IT, KEEP IT DEBORA FOGG HAS OWNED FINDERS KEEPERS ON GARDEN STREET FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS. BUT EVEN THE BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE IN THE COUNTY IS WONDERING WHEN CONSTRUCTION ON GARDEN STREET WILL FINALLY END. 66 • New Times • May 10 - May 17, 2018 • www.newtimesslo.com


Discover HUNDREDS of PRODUCTS Made Fresh Daily! ...and the Largest Craft Beer Selection in SLO!

• Wing bar • Soup and salad bar • Espresso bar • Organic juice bar • Breakfast bar till 10am • Wild-caught seafood • Full service butcher shop • In-house smoked meat • Fresh baked goods • Homemade dips and salsa • Handmade pizza • Wide selection of organic and gluten-free foods • Fine wines and spirits • Gourmet cheese • Over 100 bulk food items • Local organic produce

BEST GROCERY STORE Thank You, SLO!

10% OFF Purchase of $25 or more Valid 5/10/18 – 10/1/18

771 E. Foothill Blvd • SLO 805-250-1425 • 6am-11pm CaliforniaFreshMarket.com Coupon must be brought to store for redemption. SLO location only.

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BEST GROCERY STORE

California Fresh SLO, Pismo Beach

For healthy food that caters to all dietary needs, stop by California Fresh, with locations in SLO and Pismo Beach. “We’re locally owned, extremely flexible, and willing to make changes that customers are asking for. It’s a pleasant shopping experience,” SLO store General Manager DJ Deutsch said. Both stores feature a service deli with ready-to-eat items like sandwiches, salads, burritos, and hamburgers along with fresh juices, smoothies, and sushi. California Fresh also boasts a great offering of local seafood and local craft beer. —Ryah

RUNNER-UP: TRADER JOE’S

BEST FLOWER SHOP

Albert’s Florist 1357 Monterey St., SLO

Albert’s Florist hits you with floral aromas and beautiful pops of color the moment you step inside. Tzolig Abadjian and her husband have owned the shop since the ’80s. Abadjian said that their shop differs from the rest because although you can certainly buy flowers from Vons or Trader Joe’s, you can’t buy a specific arrangement or have the flowers delivered to your special event. “Our business is something that makes people smile, even if you give someone a little vase, it makes them happy. The idea of having

a beautiful space, making people happy, and giving them something to smile about,” she said. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: OPEN AIR

BEST BEST PLACE TO GEEK OUT

Captain Nemo 1563 Higuera St., SLO

“It’s a great place to geek out because we have lots of color. There are comic books, statuaries, DVDs, and all kinds of stuff in the store to come and look at,” Captain Nemo manager Raymond Hanson said. On the first and second floors of the gray brick building, there are more than 8,000 comic books to look over. Hanson said there’s also a dollar rack that is stocked with the origin stories of comic series. Raymond thanked the community for voting Captain Nemo as No. 1, “because without them letting us know, we wouldn’t, because we’re so busy working in here.” —Karen

RUNNER-UP: CHEAP THRILLS

BEST EYEWEAR STORE

Urban Optics

unique, sought-after eyewear in a very relaxed and friendly environment. I just feel it’s such a unique experience that makes everyone want to come back.” Cool kids do wear glasses! Urban Optics carries around 20 different brands they trust, and around 1,000 unique frames are sold straight off the display case, ensuring their clients a custom look when they leave. —Anna

RUNNER-UP: COSTCO

BEST JEWELRY STORE

Kevin Main Jewelry Design & Studio 720 Higuera St., SLO

After not placing first last year, as the business had done for previous years, Kathi Main laughingly said that it was a bit of a wake-up call to step up their game and get back on top. “It feeds your ego, but it’s also gratifying,” Main said of winning New Times’ Best of Poll and knowing people in the community take the time to vote for the jewelry store. Her husband, Kevin Main, has been designing jewelry for 45 years, and fellow jewelry designer, Elton Graf, has 40 years under his belt. —April

RUNNER-UP: THE GOLD CONCEPT

1001 Higuera St., SLO

It’s rare to walk into a doctor’s office and think, “Man, this place is cool,” but that’s exactly what happens at Urban Optics. Manager Hanna Schultz says, “We are not only a doctor’s office, but also a high-end retail store with extremely

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BEST TOY STORE

Tom’s Toys

682 Higuera St., SLO Every superhero is a kid first. Actually,

that’s not true, but the point is, every human is a kid at least once. It’s impossible not to feel extremely nostalgic upon entering Tom’s Toys. In the era of the Toys “R” Us demise, it’s rare to find a neighborhood toy store of any kind, but it’s even rarer to find one quite like Tom’s. “We’re a classic toy shop, and you just don’t see those around anymore.” Manager Neal Smith said. “At this point, don’t we own that award?” Smith said upon hearing the store won Best Toy Store for the trillionth time. —Caleb

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BEST SHOE STORE

Charles Shoes 867 Higuera St., SLO

It’s really hard to save the world with bare feet—unless you’re the Incredible Hulk, maybe. But when Hulk turns back into Bruce Banner and realizes his giant green feet tore right through his Clarks, where do you think he goes? If his latest outburst happens to be in downtown SLO, the answer is probably Charles Shoes, which has been family owned and operated since it opened in 1952. “It’s because of our customers that we’ve been around for so long. They’ve made us a landmark,” manager Jason Ashley said. —Caleb

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BEST TIRE STORE

The Tire Store 252 Higuera St., SLO

Getting a surprise f lat tire won’t ever put you in the best of moods.

That’s why The Tire Store, run by owners Joe Beckwith and Kevin Conlan, prides itself on friendly customer service, knowledgeable certified technicians, and competitive prices to get customers back on the road. “We take an old-school approach to customer service,” Beckwith said. “We are honest and fair.” The family-

owned store has been providing that service since 1989. The shop offers tire installation, balancing and alignments, as well as f luid checks, preventive maintenance, and lift kits. —Chris

RUNNER-UP: BIG BRAND TIRE

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BEST SOLAR COMPANY

TESLA

1237 Archer St., SLO We know what you’re thinking. Tesla? A solar company? Yes! The cuttingedge electric carmaker recently bought SolarCity, your favorite local installer of home and commercial solar panels. Tesla’s Central Coast regional operations manager, Dog, said that the Silicon Valley-based innovator “is not just about the cars. Our mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” Tesla is fully staffed with local employees fulfilling CEO Elon Musk’s brand of customer service, described as bringing the “perfect” experience. “Our company puts a lot of focus on making sure the customers aren’t just pleased on the product but are completely stoked,” Dog said. —Peter

RUNNER-UP: SUNRUN

BEST MORTGAGE COMPANY

The Mortgage House SLO, Atascadero

The Mortgage House likes to develop long-term relationships with its customers. Its loan officers can be creative and make things happen that other companies often can’t. There are a couple of reasons for that: It’s a direct lender and mortgage banker, so everything is done in-house (the underwriting, processing, and funding), and it simply follows the guidelines outlined by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (with no added rules). “That’s where we have kind of an edge,” VP Division Manager Mary Trudeau said. “We’ve created an environment that the loan officers we have, that we’ve brought on, they really care about their customers.” —Camillia

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“We’re creative, innovative, and forward-thinking,” explained Glenn Burdette Managing Director Daniel O’Hare. For instance, the fi rm quickly jumped on getting people prepared for provisions in the recently passed federal tax bill that go into effect in 2018. “We developed a tool to help business structures take advantage of it,” he said. “This new provision goes into effect in 2018, but clients needed to start planning as soon as the bill was passed.” The CPA fi rm serves businesses, individuals, municipalities, and nonprofits. “We won’t let the readers down,” O’Hare said of winning Best CPA fi rm. “We’re honored to have that distinction.” —Camillia

RUNNER-UP: MARLIN PETERSON, CPA

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BEST HAIR SALON

Bluebird Salon 742 Marsh St., SLO

Owner Ariel Shannon opened up Bluebird to give her clients the pampering they deserve. She describes her salon as upscale yet approachable with downto-earth staff. The bluebird in the logo symbolizes happiness, and that’s the core value of the salon. With every color, touch-up, or cut, Shannon wants her clients to walk away feeling happy with their look. Celebrating the salon’s 10year anniversary this year, Shannon remembers where her love of hair began. “When I was 8 I was visiting Stanford, and I said, ‘I want to go to Stanford and I want to be a hairstylist,’” she said. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: BLADERUNNER

BEST BARBER SHOP

The Ritual

781 Higuera St., SLO The Ritual isn’t just any old barbershop, where the owner knows each customer and their father and their father’s father. It’s a place where men come for the cleanest hair style, and it’s also a lifestyle shop. The barber and lifestyle shop opened in 2013 as a companion to the female-focused Hepkat

in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. The shop has apparel and accessories for the classy yet casual gentleman. Everything from moustache wax and hats to leather key chains. The Ritual offers its customers traditional straight-razor shaves and haircuts. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: THE CHOP SHOP

BEST NAIL SALON

Pinkies Up Luxury Beauty Lounge 790 Marsh St., SLO

Nothing says squad goals like Yessie Nojas and her team of nail technicians, an esthetician, a brow expert, and makeup artists at Pinkies Up Luxury Beauty Lounge. “We specialize in nail art, which is a huge deal. We pour our hearts in every set. We remember every detail about your style for nails and brows. We care and you’re not just another client; you’re our supporter and friend, without you we wouldn’t be where we are,” Nojas said. The salon recently moved to its new location front and center on Marsh Street, which Nojas said has been the best experience. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: @NAILS

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Kennedy Club Fitness

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort

When it comes to working out, there’s only one place to go. For avid gym rats who need to work out wherever they happen to be in SLO County, whenever they happen to be there, that place is Kennedy Club Fitness. Health club members have four gyms across the county to drop in at whenever the urge to lift heavy things or run really fast strikes. Bonus: It’s a locally owned business with tons of group fitness classes to choose from. Barre, anyone? —Ryah

Sometimes, even life in scenic SLO County can get a little stressful. Sometimes, you’ve just got to get away and R-E-L-A-X. The Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort’s spa offers visitors a variety of massages given by experienced therapists. “So many of them have been here for a very long time, and are established in the community,” General Manager Charles Crellin said. All the treatments at Sycamore come with complementary 30 minute soak in one of the resort’s mineral springs. Crellin said the spa is planning to introduce a new menu of treatments as well as a new skin care line. —Chris

SLO, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Paso Robles

RUNNER-UP: PISMO BEACH ATHLETIC CLUB

1215 Avila Beach Drive, SLO

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BEST PLACE TO GET WAXED

Bluebird Salon 742 Marsh St., SLO

It’s that time of the year again. The summer welcomes nothing but sun-soaked days, which means it’s time to wear those bikinis, sundresses, and shorts. That also means razor bumps and cuts on your legs from shaving all season long, but that doesn’t have to be the case. “We have an amazing team here, a really skilled and talented staff that comes from a lot of wonderful training,” Bluebird Salon owner Ariel Shannon said. The hair salon offers a range of waxing services, from body to face. So put the razor down, ladies, and go get waxed! —Karen

RUNNER-UP: EUROPEAN WAX CENTER

BEST PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Paul T. Stallman, MD

2 James Way, suite 203, Pismo Beach Need an eyelid lift or a rejuvenated face? Not afraid of going under? Then Dr. Paul T. Stallman is your cosmetic surgeon! He is a board certified ophthalmologist, who then completed a fellowship in oculofacial plastic surgery. His office is committed to providing the highest level of care and technology possible. Stallman is keenly aware of the impact that our eyes and face have on our outward appearance and strives to achieve results that look natural so his patients don’t look like they’ve been “done.” The tissue on your face is delicate (as are you) and should only be entrusted to the best. —Camillia

RUNNER-UP: DR. WALLY HOSN, MD

BEST PLACE FOR SKIN CARE

Sandalwood Spa 1645 Trilogy Pkwy., Nipomo

Sandalwood Spa Wellness Director Audra Napoli said everyone that comes to the Nipomo spa feels like royalty: There is tea, champagne, or mimosas the minute they walk through the door. Clients can dip into the hot tub or saunter through the steam room before or after their service. “The facial is done to each individual person’s needs and we address the whole person, not only taking care of the skin but also the nutrition of the individual,” Napoli said. It’s a smaller, intimate boutique that offers the same luxuries as a resort spa. “It’s a world away, but yet just around the block,” she said. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: DR. LALEH SHABAN, MD

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BEST NEW COMPANY OF 2017

Paso Robles Casino & Craft Paso Bar

1144 Black Oak Drive, Paso Robles Paso Robles’s newest gem is the Paso Robles Casino and Craft Paso Bar. The new casino offers gaming, food, and beverage options. There are tournaments and live games such as Blackjack and Texas hold ’em with friendly dealers at the Gaming Club. The casino, lounge, and bar are open from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. throughout the week. The biggest draw could be the exotic rum cocktails being served by the bartending team. “These guys are expert mixologists and chemists with vast experience from many previous gigs in SLO County’s best establishment,” co-owner Don Ezzell said. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: INDIE SALON & BEAUTY BAR

BEST RADIO STATION

KJUG 98.1 FM

3620 Sacramento Drive, suite 204, SLO

BEST NEWS SOURCE

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1010 Marsh St., SLO

Yeeehaww! Just because you’re stuck in traffic on Highway 101 doesn’t mean you can’t feel like the cowboy or cowgirl you know that you are. KJUG 98.1 prides itself on being No. 1 in providing listeners with today’s best country music hits: Sam Riggs, Keith Urban, and more. In addition, the station is also home to Tom and Becky in the mornings every weekday from 6 to 10 a.m. The station has been providing the Central Coast with music, public service, and fun since 1992. You can even take them with you by downloading the KJUG mobile app on your phone! —Chris

Well, color me surprised. I assumed most people only picked up New Times for the massage ads, but then I read, “NOTICE: ALL ADS IN THIS CATEGORY ARE FOR THERAPEUTIC NON-SEXUAL MASSAGE,” so that couldn’t be it (plus, LAME! What about my happy ending?). I also thought most people got their news from Twitter these days, but maybe that’s just for fake news. Maybe for real news, people still like the feel of newsprint between their fingers, especially if they want local news from a team of dedicated journalists and one snarky office machine to satirize it all. We rule! —The Shredder

RUNNER-UP: KCBX 90.1 FM

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BEST PLACE FOR A WEDDING RECEPTION OR BIG BASH

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road, SLO From intimate groups to grand events, Madonna Inn accommodates any occasion with its unique, decadent style. Gorgeous outdoor locales like the Secret Garden are nestled among 1,000 acres of beautiful rolling hills and backdropped by the grandeur of the inn itself. Ballrooms holding anywhere from 20 to 250 guests are available to rent, along with Madonna Meadows and the Expo Center that can hold thousands. The inn is nothing short of picturesque, the perfect spot for stunning photos. No wonder SLO County voted this Best Place for a Bash. How could you forget a party covered in the rosy glow of Madonna Inn pink? —Anna

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BEST CATERER

Taste! Catering & Eatery 2900 Broad St., SLO

Taste! Has been trusted with serving dishes and appetizers at corporate and private events throughout SLO County since 1998. The catering service has done everything from galas at Hearst Castle, weddings on the Oceano Dunes, to New Year’s Eve parties. Elaine Danicic said the catering crew has done it all and has had fun bringing great eats to every occasion. “I want to thank the community for its support and trust with their important occasions. It is incredible to be recognized again for our hard work and dedication to making events memorable,” Danicic said. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: FARMHOUSE CORNER MARKET

BEST CAR WASH

Quiky Car Wash 2595 Broad St., 1460 Calle Joaquin, SLO

Almost 290,000 cars have rolled through the Quiky Car Washes in San Luis Obispo. Each one gets its own personal sweet sudsy bath in three minutes before hitting the road in a shiny show of cleanliness. The driver never has to leave the car, even to pay. They also offer a monthly pass, a prepaid cash or gift card, or a wash book (buy six washes for the price of five). “We want to put a smile on your face while you’re here with us at our state-of the art car wash facility, and when you’re on the road enjoying your sparkling clean car,” the website states. —Camillia

RUNNER-UP: SUNSET NORTH CAR WASH

BEST MEDICAL MARIJUANA DELIVERY SERVICE

House of Holistics SLO County

What does it take to run a Best Ofwinning medical marijuana delivery service in SLO County? “Constant dedication to our patients,” “extremely fair prices on quality product,” and “a willingness to give back to our community,” said House of Holistics founder Helios Dayspring. Whether it’s flower, edibles, or extracts, indicas, sativas, or hybrids, House of Holistics has some pretty sweet deals, too—including a free gram of flower for firsttime patients. Dayspring started the delivery service in 2013, and has worked with partner Valnette Garcia ever since to serve the Central Coast cannabis while “showing meticulous dedication to the advancement of our industry.” —Peter

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RUNNER-UP: GO GREEN CARE

BEST LOCAL BANK/ CREDIT UNION

SESLOC Federal Credit Union

SLO, Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Paso Robles Did you know SESLOC stands for School Employees of San Luis Obispo County? Yes, 75 years ago, a group of local teachers and staff decided they

wanted to form a credit union to enable “people of ordinary means to borrow at reasonable interest rates under thoroughly honest and fair conditions,” per its website. They launched with just $500 in assets. Today, SESLOC Federal Credit Union has more than 40,000 members across SLO and Northern Santa Barbara counties, four local branches, and they continue to clean up this Best Of category year after year! —Peter

RUNNER-UP: RABOBANK

BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Richardson Properties, SLO

Paso Robles, Templeton, SLO With 44 real estate agents spread throughout three SLO County offices, “Richardson Properties has an unstoppable drive to exceed client expectations while positively shaping the community,” according to Marketing Manager Brittani Tom. The brokerage has a dedicated new home development division and worked on projects such as the Marsh Street Brownstones. The real estate company is affiliated with Christie’s International Real Estate and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, and is the only SLO-based affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International. They can offer clients “an incomparable level of service, global visibility, and superior opportunities for network marketing when buying or selling real estate.” —Camillia

RUNNER-UP: KELLER WILLIAMS, PISMO BEACH

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BEST LAWYER

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers

1025 Farmhouse Lane, suite 2F, SLO Since 2010, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers has been in SLO taking on motor vehicle accident cases involving cars, trucks, cyclist, scooters, pedestrians, and more. Marketing assistant Katie Tomkinson said seven lawyers and 20 case managers, paralegals, and legal assistants work out of their office across from the new SLO County airport terminal, plus 25 lawyers and close to 75 staff in the state. “We care about every case and every client. We have built our reputation and our law practice on a strong desire to not only deliver justice to each of our clients, but to also earn their respect,” she said. —Camillia

RUNNER-UP: ILAN FUNKE-BILU, ATTORNEY AT LAW

BEST HOME & GARDEN SERVICE

Purlieu Landscape Design & Build 725 Buckley Road, suite A, SLO

Purlieu Landscape’s mission is to “design and build edible and ornamental landscapes without putting additional strain on any site’s potable water system.” They’re more than a landscaping company though; Purlieu has built rainwater-harvesting systems for its clients that have captured more than 404,000 gallons of rainwater since 2016. Now, that’s pretty cool. According to the company’s website, “We exist to build meaningful relationships, design unique experiences, and craft landscapes with the same integrity that we’ve built our company on.” —Camillia

RUNNER-UP: BREZDEN PEST CONTROL

BEST MOVING COMPANY

Meathead Movers 3600 S. Higuera St., SLO

Meathead Movers won’t stop growing. “We’ve had such incredible momentum over the last year or so,” Dawn Mean, a Meathead Movers manager, said. They are in the middle of a big hiring push, looking to bring on about 200 student (or former) athletes companywide this summer. And companywide covers a lot of ground. Founded by Aaron and Evan Steed in 1997 in SLO County, the company now has offices all over Southern California offering moves as far away as Washington, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. Annually, Meathead packs up and ships out 14,000 homes, 4,200 of which were in SLO County in 2017. —Camillia

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I do emergency maxillofacial dental trauma and lecture on such topics. We also have the most amazing patients and staff!” Make that skeleton sparkle! Smile! —Glen

ABOUT TOWN from page 79

BEST PLUMBER

Total Plumbing

2750 Broad St., suite B, SLO With someone available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Total Plumbing serves the entire Central Coast. “From minor leaky faucets to major sewer lines and repairs and everything in between. We’ve seen it all,” the company’s website says. “Anything that has to do with water and waste, we specialize in.” Clogged or smelly drain? They’ll save you. Water backing out of the toilet? They’re on your side. Broken gas or water pipe? They’ll fix it. Just call them, and they’ll be there. —Camillia

RUNNER-UP: DRAIN BUSTERS PLUMBING

BEST DENTIST

Matthew Kim DDS; and Nathan Wong, DDS 1370 Chorro St., SLO

When you think about it, smiling is kind of weird. You’re basically showing people part of your skeleton, but if you’re going to show your skeleton, it might as well look good! I’ve been going to Dr. Kim for years, and he’s the best dentist I’ve ever had. He lets you know the options and explains what he’s doing. “We are humble and grateful,” Dr. Kim said. “We provide high technology with a caring human touch.

RUNNER-UP: SLO SMILES

BEST ORTHODONTIST

Garrett Orthodontics SLO, Arroyo Grande

Dr. Brett Garrett is rocking his orthodontics practice, as evidenced by back-to-back “Best Of” awards! The Cal Poly grad said his office deploys 3-D imaging on patients, a technology EE rarely found E! on the Central Coast. “It helps me get a better diagnosis and treatment plan together,” Dr. Garrett said. He’s got two offices to better accommodate patients countywide. Both are staffed with warm, friendly people ready to make your trip to the ortho not suck (or suck less). Dr. Garrett said his staff gets frequent shout outs in Yelp reviews. “I have an awesome team,” he said. —Peter

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BEST DOCTOR

Dr. David Schultz, OD (Urban Optics) 1001 Higuera St., SLO

Dr. Dave Schultz wears his passion on his face—he’s got cool glasses, state-ofthe-art facilities, and a desire to keep his patients’ eye health in tiptop shape. Dr. Dave reacted to his win with glee: “It’s a true pleasure to be honored as a favorite doc in SLO County! I’ve always strived to provide my patients with a unique experience in a relaxed non-medical environment. Our mission is to make our patients feel part of the family. Our waiting room resembles a living room and my staff treats our patients as best friends! We do all this with professional, high-tech optometric care.” —Anna

RUNNER-UP: DR. RENE BRAVO, MD (BRAVO PEDIATRICS)

BEST AUDIOLOGIST

Karen Scott Audiology

3220 S. Higuera St., suite 320, SLO Say what?! Karen Scott Audiology has been helping local residents restore and protect their hearing since 1978, and now they are the winner of one of this year’s new categories. Karen Scott Audiology offers a number of hearingrelated services to patients, including hearing assessments, prescribing rehabilitative treatments, and providing hearing devices like hearing aids and assistive listening devices. They also

help provide state-of-the-art protective hearing devices, and work with local businesses to help them protect employees from damaging workplace noise. “We love our patients,” the Karen Scott Audiology website states. “And would love to help you, too.” —Chris

RUNNER-UP: HURDLE HEARING

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

SLO Wellness Center SLO, Los Osos

Snap, crackle, pop. There’s a lot of that going on at SLO Wellness Center, where chiropractic adjustments are the lifeblood of the facility that also offers nutrition counseling and massage therapy. The center has multiple bone crackers to choose from, offering both male and female hands. Longtime office manager Monica Esparaza said it’s the clients who make the THWIP! center the best. “Thank you SLO County for your support!” Esparza said. “SLO Wellness has always striven to be the resource for chiropractic care on the Central Coast. With five doctors and one vision, we are ecstatic that our community has chosen us as Best Chiropractor of SLO!” —April

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D’JANGO (LEFT) AND BELLA (RIGHT) ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT CUSTOMERS IN THE PISMO BEACH VETERINARY CLINIC’S CHAIN OF COMMAND. AS FAR AS THEY’RE CONCERNED, THEIR FUR IS SAFE AND HEALTHY AS LONG AS THE BEST VET CLINIC IN SLO COUNTY IS TAKING CARE OF THEM. ABOUT TOWN from page 80

BEST VETERINARIAN

Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic 990 Price St., Pismo Beach

What’s the 911 alternative for pets? It could be a friendly veterinary clinic in Pismo Beach that’s here for your pet’s medical needs. For the best in furry friend care, our readers point you to the Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic, founded in 1996. It’s the only American Animal Hospital certified clinic in San Luis Obispo County. It’s a place where you and your pets will be treated like family, while receiving the best and most compassionate care. The main focus of the clinic is preventative care. Because your animal friends can’t speak, the vets rely upon regular check-ups to catch changes in your pet’s body. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: ANIMAL CARE CLINIC

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BEST AUTO MECHANIC

Rizzoli’s Automotive 2584 Victoria Ave, SLO

Grandpa Mario Rizzoli opened Rizzoli’s Automotive in 1976. The business was passed on to his kids and later his grandchildren, Karen and Kyle Rizzoli. Karen deals with fi nancials and marketing, and Kyle works with the day-to-day staff and shop operations. The two recognize the hard work that their family had put into the business and strive to continue

that work ethic and relationship with the community. Karen said it’s the little things that count. “Since day one, Grandpa has had doughnuts on Thursday, and we continued that. Some customers book that day just for that. Sometimes it just takes a box of doughnuts,” she said. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: MORIN BROTHERS AUTOMOTIVE

BEST OIL CHANGE

Jiffy Lube

SLO, Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, Atascadero Maybe it’s time to get those fluids checked, give that sweet ride of yours a quick lube and tune at the local Jiffy Lube. Because chances are, there’s one on a corner near you. Four of the more than 2,000 franchisee-owned service centers across the country are right

here in SLO County. This company is in the oil change business, people! It’s kind of their thing—their niche, if you will—and our readers can’t be wrong (they say, the reader’s always right) when they say Jiffy provides the best oil change in our little strip of paradise. —Camillia

RUNNER-UP: REEVE’S AUTO REPAIR

BEST USED CAR DEALER

McCarthy’s 43 Higuera St., SLO

Thinking about going to a used car lot to purchase a vehicle probably conjures up images of slimy men looking to exploit buyers by selling fake cures, so it’s a good thing the guys and gals who sell cars at McCarthy’s are nothing like the “snake oil salesmen” of days gone by. Not only are the salespeople top notch, so are the vehicles, which is the most likely reason, according to general manager Chris Wesney, that the used car dealer has been named the best for the last decade. “I think we generally focus on a higher quality product than what people tend to expect to fi nd on a used car lot,” Wesney said. —April

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BEST NEW CAR DEALER

Sunset Honda

12250 Los Osos Valley Road, SLO At Sunset Honda, customers are offered several options when shopping for a vehicle—new, certified pre-owned, and used. If they don’t have the vehicle you are looking for, they will contact a nearby dealer to see if the car is in stock and have it driven to SLO. Now that’s service. There’s also no pressure to buy. Full disclosure, though, I’m biased as I purchased my 2014 Honda Civic from the lot. It was simplest transaction I ever did. It was also all cash, so that helped—and for the record, I haven’t had any issues, yet (knock on wood). —April

RUNNER-UP: TOYOTA SAN LUIS OBISPO

BEST CAR AUDIO COMPANY

Lombards Stereo 356 Santa Rosa St., SLO

Lombards Stereo is the one-stop local shop for buying audio systems, whether it’s a living room, car, RV, or boat you’re tricking out. Owner Dave Joy said he holds a simple and effective philosophy for selling stereos in

today’s internet-driven retail market: pretend like it’s 1985. “We operate like there’s no internet,” Joy said with a laugh. “It’s just the old-school ‘shaking your hand and actually meaning it.’” After all, he said, “you can’t hear a pair of speakers on Amazon.” Lombards’ staff focuses on educating customers about their products. When it comes to sound, Joy said, “it’s like ice cream. Everyone likes a different flavor.” —Peter

RUNNER-UP: CAR AUDIO CENTER

BEST FURNITURE STORE

Couch Potato

SLO, Paso Robles, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach Yet again, New Times readers are calling this locally owned furniture retailer the best! Couch Potato owner Guntug Yilmaz works with vendors from Southern California and the East Coast to fill his four SLO County showrooms with classy contemporary-style pieces. You’d be hard-pressed to find better prices, too. In fact, Couch Potato guarantees that you won’t. “We will beat any price you find on the same item by 5 percent,” their website vows. Online shoppers should also know that the store sells more than 100 of its items on the website and offers free shipping! —Peter

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PEOPLE POWER CENTRAL COAST KAYAKS CO-OWNER TOM REILLY KNOWS THAT SOME OF THE COOLEST PLACES ON THE COASTLINE ARE ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY KAYAK OR PADDLEBOARD. MAYBE THAT’S WHY HE’S CO-RUNNING THE BEST WATER SPORTS COMPANY IN THE COUNTY!

BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort 1215 Avila Beach Drive, SLO

Retreat to the wooded hills above Avila Beach for a chillaxing stay at the Sycamore Mineral Springs resort. Settle into one of the resort’s 72 guest rooms and take a dip in that famous naturally heated mineral water. “We’re out here on more than 100 acres, and it’s a beautiful spot,” General Manager Charles Crellin said. “It has a very relaxing and rejuvenating feel.” In addition to its hot springs, the resort also has a spa, which offers therapeutic massage. Each treatment also comes with a complimentary 30-minute soak in one of the resort’s mineral springs. —Chris

RUNNER-UP: CITY OF CAMBRIA

BEST PLACE TO GET SWIMWEAR

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795 Higuera St., SLO

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SLO Swim

Owner Shelley Filip has 32 years of experience working in the swimwear biz, so you could say she knows a thing or two about selling you a swimsuit! She said a vital part of SLO Swim’s success in downtown SLO is the diverse selection of suits for customers of all ages, shapes, and tastes. “We have swimwear for every body shape,” Filip said, “and not just the fashion stuff.” If you can’t find what you’re looking for at the store or on their website, Filip said she can put in a custom order for you. Happy summer shopping! —Peter

RUNNER-UP: PANCHO’S SURF SHOP

Central Coast Surfboards

This staple SLO Town surf shop recently changed owners, and new head honcho Scott Smith told us he’s “really stoked” it’s SLO County’s favorite board shop. Smith noted Central Coast Surfboards has a “deep history” in the area—it first opened its doors in 1975. “Generations in this town have shopped here,” he said. In addition to selling any type of board you could imagine (surf, windsurf, skate, and snow) and tons of beach bum apparel, the shop is also hosting regular community events, like a once-a-week free yoga session. “We care about SLO and the people in it,” Smith said. —Peter

RUNNER-UP: MOONDOGGIES

BEST WATER SPORTS COMPANY

Central Coast Kayaks 1879 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach

Getting people out on the water for a safe, fun, and positive experience has been Tom Reilly’s mission since he and co-owner Eric Tebbets started Central Coast Kayaks. For 25 years, the duo has provided tours, rentals, and repairs to the community and tourists alike. Reilly said the Central Coast already has so much to offer people who want to get in the water, but there are also coastal spots you can only see in a kayak or on a paddle board. “I’m passionate about paddling and enjoy sharing that with others. My favorite area that we tour is the beautiful Dinosaur Cave,” he said. —Karen

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BEST GOLF COURSE

Morro Bay Golf Course

201 State Park Road, Morro Bay This contest is always a two-course race between Morro Bay and Avila—both fantastic, affordable, beachfront golf experiences. Morro Bay held the edge this year, and pro shop staffer Edward says he thinks it’s a mix of the course being a little more beginner-friendly and having just a little better ocean views (don’t worry, he didn’t sound braggy while saying it). “It’s a pretty ideal combination,” he said. Play a round of 18 holes for $45, or come after 3 p.m. any day of the week for just $15! You can’t beat that price to play this beautiful course amid eucalyptus trees and the sights and scents of the bay. —Peter

RUNNER-UP: AVILA BEACH GOLF RESORT

BEST HIKE

Bishop Peak SLO

Bishop Peak’s magnificence wasn’t lost on famous outdoorsman John Muir, who’s on record describing SLO back in 1883 as “encircled with beautiful hills,” with Bishop Peak being the “most conspicuous” of them. Almost 150 years later, locals are still marveling at this 1,546-foot “morro” and they’re ascending it by

the hundreds each day! SLO Natural Resources Manager Bob Hill called Bishop, “one of the most iconic, wellloved landmarks in the entire region, offering spectacular panoramic views of the city and remarkable plant and wildlife diversity.” He reminded hikers to “tread lightly” and “stay smart and safe out there.” —Peter

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BEST BIKE TRAIL

Bob Jones Trail

Ontario Road to Avila Beach Grab you favorite bike and get out on the Bob Jones Trail to experience the journey from the city to the sea and back again. The trail begins in a parking lot area on Ontario Road near Highway 101 and runs for 3 miles to the corner of Avila Beach Drive and First Street. SLO County Parks and Recreation Director Nick Franco said the trail is being expanded to the Octagon Barn. “Ultimately, it means getting from anywhere in SLO to Avila and back again while being completely separated from the roadways,” Franco said. “We like to think of it as a really nice linear park.” —Chris

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BEST OUTDOOR STORE

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The Mountain Air has been around for 43 years in San Luis Obispo, and coowner Josh Harring said not only is the store known for selling great products but it also provides customer service that he feels a lot of retailers don’t have anymore. “We try to hire outdoor enthusiasts and that’s a big deal,” Harring said. The staff goes through regular workshops with companies and product brands that the shop sells. This way staff is ready to answer questions and help customers. Harring said the Mountain Air stands by the products it sells, and he hopes that

every shopping experience is memorable. —Karen

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It all started in 1982 as a small oneperson shop in the sleepy town of Los Osos. Now located in San Luis Obispo, Art’s Cyclery has grown into a global cycling resource surrounded by the many trails the Central Coast has to offer. It’s on these trails that the cyclery staff gains firsthand experience with the products the shop stocks. The shop is local and

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the stores are stuffed with enough cool home improvement gadgets and doodads to spend an entire afternoon zigzagging the aisles. As far as garden supplies go, there just isn’t much more you could ask for: a variety of seeds, soils, plants, vegetables, herbs, and succulents, not to mention garden tools, planters, hoses, outdoor furniture, barbecues—really, the list is endless. With locations throughout the county, Miner’s is accessible to just about anyone on the Central Coast. Fun fact: Two brothers opened the original store in 1956 in Grover Beach. —Peter

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BEST TACK SHOP

Farm Supply

Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, SLO What’s tack? Equipment for your horse, of course. In addition to selling a variety of agriculture, livestock, and gardening supplies, Farm Supply also has all the gear you need for your equine buddies. That includes everything from brushes and halters to saddle blankets. Whether your tack needs are for hard work on a ranch, or for riding and show, Farm Supply has got what are looking for. The company has its roots in SLO, where it began as a small farm supply store on Monterey Street in 1950. —Chris

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BEST PET SITTER OR BOARDING

Thousand Hills Pet Resort 173 Buckley Road, SLO

Thousand Hills Pet Resort provides premium doggie daycare, boarding, and training. Resort manager Kate Johnson said the resort is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing top quality care for its customers and their pets and giving back to the greater community. “When customers utilize our nonprofit pet resort, they will help us provide life-giving service dogs at no cost to veterans and firstresponders with PTSD through our sister nonprofit New Life K9s,” Johnson said. The top priority for Thousand Hills is to ensure that customers can feel comfortable knowing their pet or pets are in good hands when they drop off their furry loved ones. —Karen

RUNNER-UP: HAPPY TAILS KENNEL

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The best thing about children is teaching them, or at least that’s what Robin Reed of Robin’s Rugrats said. “My favorite thing about teaching children is their excitement at learning new things,” Reed said, “I have always loved working with children. I started working with kids when I was 12, and that was 44 years ago.” She said she really has to give credit to her lead teacher and school manager, Heather Moule, who has been with the Rugrats for eight years. The child care provider prides itself on the community and family that it has built over the years. —Karen

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ROAD WARRIORS SLO COUNTY RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THE POOR QUALITY OF THEIR ROADS FOR YEARS NOW. THEY’RE SO HAPPY TO SEE CONSTRUCTION OUT THERE THAT THEY VOTED ROAD REPAIR AS THE BEST USE OF TAXPAYER MONEY.

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Concerns over deaths at the SLO County Jail reached a fever pitch in 2018 following the SLO Tribune’s release of footage of the death of Andrew Holland, a mentally ill man who died in the SLO County Jail after he was strapped in a restraint chair for nearly two days. The county withheld the footage after Holland’s Jan. 22, 2017, death. Holland was one of 13 inmates who have died in the jail since 2012. While the FBI is currently investigating possible civil rights abuses at the jail, Parkinson is fighting to keep his job in the upcoming June 5 elections. The Holland family, who received a $5 million settlement from the county last year, is funding Parkinson’s opponent, as well as candidates running against incumbent District Attorney Dan Dow and 4th District SLO County Supervisor Lynn Compton. —Chris

RUNNER-UP: THE SLO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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SLO County 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill

I kind of thought Lynn Compton might win this year, but Adam “Most Annoying Public Official” Hill nabbed his infamous Best Of title again! Hey man, don’t be mad at us. It’s not our fault the residents in this county love to hate you. I know it’s not easy out there. Take it from a piece of office machinery that’s used to it: Laugh it off. You were the butt of my jokes more than usual in 2017, although as of late you’ve been pretty quiet. Wait! Are you on best behavior since that “fuck off” Facebook comment bit you in the buns? I’ll always remember the good times we had, you crafty little minx. —The Shredder

RUNNER-UP: SLO COUNTY 4TH DISTRICT SUPERVISOR LYNN COMPTON

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This year, SLO County used residents’ taxpayer dollars to make driving around the county a little less bumpy. Using funds from the state’s SB 1 Road Repair and Accountability Act, the county’s Board of Supervisors approved a number of projects in April 2017 totaling $2.3 million, including paving 6 miles of O’Donovan Road in Creston and Bennett Way in Templeton. The funds will also be used to repave Main Street in Templeton. The county plans to use more than $6.5 million in SB 1 funds to complete 15 miles of paving projects in 2018-19, including rehab of deteriorated roads in Northern SLO County and Oceano. —Chris

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SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon can tout a perfect record if she seeks re-election this year: She’s two for two in New Times’ Best Elected Official contest! Our readers’ repeat favorite politician says her governing secret is “to listen fully, inspire others to participate, be thoughtful and educated in every decision, and advocate for the needs, desires, and dreams of our community.” Harmon has offered progressive leadership to SLO during tumultuous political times. “There is a lot of passion in this community, and everyone has different ways of expressing that passion,” Harmon noted. “But one common thread is people’s desire to preserve what is special about SLO.” —Peter

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COMMUNITY WATCH from page 95

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

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Whenever there’s an oncoming cold front, he’ll be there. Whenever large convective bands of moisture approach the mainland, he’ll be there. KSBY’s Dave Hovde will be there, posting to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, to let you know about it! Locals are a lot more engaged, Hovde said, especially since last year’s wildfire season and the Montecito mudslides in January. “It’s a really big part of the future of what we’re doing in media,” Hovde said. “I still strongly feel there’s a really important role for us to pull things together and add additional content. To be able to engage people, social media is absolutely huge.” —Joe

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BEST NONPROFIT

Woods Humane Society SLO, Atascadero

When it comes to finding forever home for dogs and cats in SLO County, Woods Humane Society is the place to go. Woods—which is funded though donations, grants, fundraising events, and fees for services—cares for more than 2,500 cats and dogs at its two facilities. In

addition to adoption, Woods offers low-cost spay and neutering. The group’s medical team has performed more than 3,500 spay and neuter surgeries since 2007. Woods also offers an obedience program, called Woods University, and a Humane Education program, which teaches children of all ages how to live humanely and responsibly with their furry friends. —Chris

RUNNER-UP: HOSPICE SLO COUNTY

BEST FRIEND TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Land Conservancy of SLO County 1137 Pacific St., suite A, SLO

If the Land Conservancy of SLO County has its way, the Octagon Barn’s doors will be swinging open to the public this summer, and the Bob Jones Trail will be close to starting the longawaited second leg, from Ontario Avenue to the staging area at the barn. But that’s not all this community nonprofit is working on. There’s also building out the Pismo Preserve parking area and restrooms to open it to the public; enhancing Kathleen’s Canyon Overlook in rural Arroyo Grande; and conserving the agricultural, open character of the Highway 46 West corridor. Want to help? You can donate to the best at lcslo.org. —Camillia

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SLO County Veterans Services Office 801 Grand Ave., SLO

According SLO County Veterans Service Officer Christopher Lopez, the office promotes and advocates for veterans and their dependents or survivors to the Department of Veterans Affairs and other entities. The office assists veterans in obtaining compensation, health care, and even education and burial benefits. Lopez said the office also conducts community outreach to raise awareness for veterans issues and services. “Through expanded outreach activities, spearheaded by our outreach coordinator, our office has increased the annual number of new veterans assisted for the first time in filing claims by 23 percent, from 1,660 veterans to 2,040 veterans,” Lopez wrote in response to questions from New Times. —Chris

released by the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments and Beacon Economics last year. According to their assessment, only 21 percent of family households could afford a medianpriced home in the last quarter of 2016. According to previous reporting by New Times, the county would need to build about 5,000 housing units between 2015 and 2020 to keep up with job growth. Δ —Chris

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arvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, Ben E. King, Jackie Wilson—to hear them sing is to immediately understand soul music, its passion, its roots in gospel, and its exploration of the human heart. Traditionally an African-American genre, it was embraced by white artists as well, including The Righteous Brothers in the U.S. and Tom Jones and Van Morrison in the U.K. In my book, the current reigning British R&B champ is James Hunter, who over the course of a 30-plus-year career has established himself to be, as MOJO magazine called him, “The United Kingdom’s greatest soul singer.” He really is masterful and dripping with authenticity. “When we met, I was pretty well set in my ways/ I didn’t care oh where I spent

my days/ But now all that has changed/ I never want to be the same/ Love is so that all I know is/ I don’t wanna be without you, baby, like before/ I don’t wanna be without you, baby, no more,” Hunter sings on “I Don’t Wanna Be Without You” off his 2018 album Whatever It Takes. It’s one of three songs on the 10-song album dedicated to his new wife, Jessie, who after hearing Hunter on the radio met him at his NYC gig, and married him a year later in New Orleans. It was a long road from growing up in Essex to reaching international fame. Hunter left school at 16 and started working for the railway, where he practiced his blues guitar and singing. Six years later, he played his first gig at the Colchester Labour club as Howlin’ Wilf and the Vee-Jays. His first album, Cry Wilf!, landed him regular gigs on the U.K. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BROTHERS COMATOSE club circuit. More albums followed, and he eventually garnered the attention of Van Morrison, who asked Hunter to tour with him as backup singer, where he appeared on the 1994 live album A Night in San Francisco as well as the 1995 Van Morrison studio album Days Like This. Morrison repaid the favor by appearing on Hunter’s 1996 album Believe What I Say. BUY ’EM WHILE THEY’RE HOT Alt-Americana act Though it took until 2006 The Brothers Comatose (pictured) play a ticketed, four-act and the release of People SLO Mission Plaza show on May 17, with Próxima Parada, Gonna Talk for Hunter The Cimo Brothers, and Bear Market Riot opening.

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

BANJERDAN LIVE Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

BEAR MARKET RIOT May 12, 8 p.m.-midnight Free. 805-995-3209. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, oldcayucostavern.com/.

BOB BENJAMIN AT CAMBRIA PUB Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Free. Cambria Pub and Steakhouse, 4090 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-0782.

BOB BENJAMIN AT CENTRALLY GROWN Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-927-3563. centrallygrown.com. Centrally Grown, 7432 Exotic Garden Dr., Cambria.

BOB BENJAMIN AT LAS CAMBRITAS Saturdays, 6 p.m. Free. 805-927-3563. lascambritas.com. Las Cambritas, 2336 Main Street, Cambria.

BOBBY MALONE LIVE Saturdays, 3-6 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

THE CAMBRIA COMMUNITY CHORALE: CAN YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? Under direction of Ed Hughes, the Chorale will be performing a variety of ballad and folk music. Also features selections

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THE CLIFFNOTES LIVE May 12, 7-10 p.m. Free. 805-772-8388. morrobaywineseller.net. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. EASY IN BAND This funk band plays both originals and covers. Dancing encouraged. May 11, 8 p.m.-midnight Free. 805-995-3209. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, oldcayucostavern.com/.

EUROPE SEND-OFF CONCERT WITH CUESTA CHAMBER SINGERS AND VOCE The groups showcase the performances they’ve prepared for upcoming festivals in France. May 11, 7:309 p.m. $10-$15. 805-546-3198. St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, 962 Piney Way, Morro Bay, sttimothymorrobay.org/index.html.

FREE RUN FRIDAYS CONCERT SERIES: ROUGH HOUSE The group performs a blend of classic country, hippie music, and Americana. Featuring food from Old San Luis Barbecue. May 11, 5:307:30 p.m. $7 beer; $7-$15 wine. 805-239-1616. roberthallwinery.com. Robert Hall Winery, 3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles.

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

LIVE JAM AT OTTER ROCK Thursdays, 8 p.m. Free.

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U.K. SOUL MAN The James Hunter Six brings their original soul sounds to The Siren on May 15.

to fully establish himself in the U.S., he’s definitely made it! His gritty voice, affecting songs, and old-school cool stage presence makes him a must-see performer. The James Hunter Six plays a Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents show at Morro Bay’s The Siren on Tuesday, May 15 (7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $23 presale at ticketfly.com and Boo Boo’s, or $25 at the door). If you dig soul and R&B, don’t miss it! Tijuana, Mexico-based rude boy ska-punk act Los Kung Fu Monkeys open. Raucous! Also this week via Numbskull and Good Medicine, see another R&B-focused act when pedal steel player Robert Randolph and the Family Band plays Santa Maria’s Presqu’ile Winery on Saturday, May 12 (all ages; doors at 5 p.m.; $35 general presale at ticketfly.com or Boo Boo’s, or $40 at the door). Soul

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LIVE MUSIC AT OLD CAYUCOS TAVERN Fridays, Saturdays Free. 805-995-3209. oldcayucostavern. com. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos. LIVE MUSIC AT OTTER ROCK Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Free. 805-772-1420. otterrockcafe.com. The Otter Rock Cafe, 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. LIVE MUSIC AT STAX Thursdays, Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-5055. staxwine.com. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

LOUIE ORTEGA LIVE Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-9274200, cambriapineslodge.com.

MARCUS DIMAGGIO LIVE Fridays, 3-6 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, 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.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: TAYLOR KROPP Special guests include Boyan the Bard, Vincent Randazzo, Matt Yaki, Megan Steinke, and Charlie McNeal. May 14, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

Scratch opens. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for next Thursday, May 17, when altAmericana darlings The Brothers Comatose play the SLO Mission Plaza (5:30 p.m.; all ages; $20 presale at ticketfly.com or Boo Boo’s, or $25 at the gate) with Próxima Parada, The Cimo Brothers, and Bear Market Riot opening. Later that night, Huntington Beach-based blues, soul, and rock act The Harlis Sweetwater Band plays at The Siren (9 p.m.; 21-and-older; free).

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“I am yours, you are mine, you are what you are. You make it hard,” Crosby, Stills, and Nash sang in glorious three-part harmonies on “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes,” STARKEY continued page 101

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ADAM LEVINE AND JUDY PHILBIN Levine and Philbin perform live jazz. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-238-2834. labellasera.com. Enoteca Restaurant and Bar, 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles.

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THE BANJERDAN SHOW Thursdays, 6 p.m. Free. Last Stage West, 15050 Morro Rd, Highway 41 at Torro Creek Road, Atascadero, 805-461-1393, laststagewest.net. LIVE MUSIC AT ASUNCION RIDGE Fridays, Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-237-1425. asuncionridge.com. Asuncion Ridge, 725 12th St., Paso Robles.

LIVE MUSIC AT BROKEN EARTH Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-239-2562. brokenearthwinery.com. Broken Earth Winery, 5625 Highway 46E, Paso Robles. LIVE MUSIC AT CATTLEMANS LOUNGE Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Paso Robles Inn Cattleman’s Lounge, 103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, 805-238-2660. THE NAKED WAITERS LIVE A three-part harmonizing, ukulele-focused band. May 11, 6-8 p.m. $15. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. MUSIC LISTINGS continued page 103


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off their 1968 self-titled debut album. “Remember what we’ve said and done and felt about each other/ Oh, babe have mercy/ Don’t let the past remind us of what we are not now/ I am not dreaming.” The iconic folk-rock opus was penned by Stephen Stills to immortalize his brief but fiery two-year love affair with singer-songwriter Judy Collins, who is perhaps best known for “Both Sides Now,” the classic track off her 1967 album Wildflowers. Well, it’s good news that these two amazing performers have remained friends 50 years after their early love affair. Stephen Stills and Judy Collins play the Fremont Theater on Saturday, May 12 (8 p.m.; all ages; $61.50 general or $181.50 VIP meet-and-greet at eventbrite.com or Boo Boo’s), with Kenny White opening. Also at the Fremont, rapper Carnage plays his Battered Bruised and Bloody California Run on Thursday, May 10, at the Fremont Theater (9 p.m.; 16-andolder; $35 at eventbrite.com or Boo Boo’s). Born Diamanté Anthony Blackmon, Carnage is a Guatemalan/NicaraguanAmerican record producer and DJ. You may also want to secure tickets for hip-hop artist YBN Nahmir, who plays the Fremont next Thursday, May 17 (9 p.m.; $22 at eventbrite.com or Boo Boo Records). YBN Almighty Jay and Anthony Ray open.

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at SLO’s The Drum Circuit (7 p.m.), where he’ll “explain and share his knowledge on his techniques, going deeper into the connectivity of drums and computers. How he puts together his one-man band involving electronic and acoustic drums, ableton, looping, and triggers, helping to demystify what he does.”

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FOLK ICONS Stephen Stills and Judy Collins return to the Fremont Theater to play songs from their respective catalogs as well as off their 2017 album, Everybody Knows.

Live drum electronica Third Eye Illumination and Luvlab Productions present KJ Sawka, Tropo, and local DJ G!bby at Morro Bay’s The Siren this Saturday, May 12 (8 p.m.; 21-and-older; $18 presale at ticketfly.com and Boo Boo’s or $20 at the door). The event will also feature live painting by

Charlie Clingman of Forever Stoked. For 28 years, KJ Sawka has drummed and produced, working with artists such as BT, Amon Tobin, and Andy Summers of The Police. He’s also a member of the renowned drum and bass super-group, Pendulum. The night before the show, on Friday, May 11, Sawka will offer a clinic

Singer-songwriter-multiinstrumentalist Trevor Green returns to the Central Coast with a stop at Sweet Springs in Los Osos on Friday, May 11 (9 p.m.) and SLO Brew Rock (855 Aerovista Place) on Saturday, May 12 (1 p.m.; all ages; free). Green is on a 35-date tour supporting his newest, Voice of the Wind. He’ll also play Mr. Rick’s in Avila Beach on Sunday, May 13 (1 p.m.). Expect to see him onstage surrounded by “five guitars, three didgeridoos, [and] an array of percussion instruments,” according to his press materials. “I follow the music where it leads me. Through this process I find the music always comes from an honest place, and that is most important in receiving the songs when they come through. I love performing because it’s always been an opportunity for me to communicate things that otherwise I maybe couldn’t get out.” STARKEY continued page 102

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DRUM N BASS Live drum electronic artist KJ Sawka plays The Siren on May 12, as well as a drum clinic at SLO’s The Drum Circuit on May 11.

SPIRIT RANGER Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Trevor Green returns to the Central Coast with a stop at Sweet Springs on May 11, SLO Brew Rock on May 12, and Mr. Rick’s on MAY 13, where he’ll present his one-man-band guitar/didgeridoo/percussion show.

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Tony, Emmy, and Grammy—oh my! Is there a major performing award Audra McDonald hasn’t won? What about the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honor for achievement in the arts? Yeah, she’s won that too. Many have called her the greatest singer alive, and she’s returning to SLO’s Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, May 16 (7:30 p.m.; all

Strictly Starkey ages; $32 to $95 at calpolyarts.org or (805) 756-4849). A free pre-show lecture by PCPA Director Erik Stein in the PAC Pavilion starts at 6:30 p.m. McDonald and her trio will perform a mix of show tunes, classic film songs, and compositions written expressly for her by some of today’s leading composers. Her 2014 PAC concert sold out, so get tickets now!

Folk-n-Soak returns

The 2018 spring Folk-n-Soak Music/ Hot Springs/Yoga/ PHOTO COURTESY OF JONATHAN KEIM Camping Festival happens this weekend, Friday, May 11, through Sunday, May 13, at Paso Robles’ Franklin Hot Springs. Personally, I’m knot into yoga (pun, sadly, intended), but sitting in 100-degree mineral spring water and listening to music and hanging out with cool people is totally in my wheelhouse. There’s too much on the schedule to list here, but read all about it on eventbrite. com ($15 for one day or $35 for admission and camping). Performers include Sherita Perez Music, Shaufrau, ONE OF MANY Jenny Liu (pictured) will join about 20 other Banjer Dan Mazer, performers to play the Folk-n-Soak music and yoga festival at Jaime Sol Black Franklin’s Hot Springs on May 11 through 13. and Dan Raznick,

Rose and Pacific, Randy Todd, Jenny Liu Adamson, event organizer Christopher Hawley, Terry Bergman and his Musical Saw, Paul Kenny, Joe Bunker, Max MacLaury, Randy Todd, Miss Leo & Her Bluegrass Boys, Emily Franklin-Clark, Will Vanguard, Burl Haggard, Paul Kenny, and the Shayari Project.

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More music …

Incredibly prolific Santa Maria-based singer-songwriter Chris Lambert releases his 11th full-length album this Friday, May 11, during a free instore appearance at Boo Boo Records (6 p.m.; all ages). That’s a lot of music from a 30-year-old who quit his day job and turned full-time to music in 2007. His newest, The Constant Education of Christopher Lambert, explores living in the present: “I wrote down a list of things that I knew could help me grow as a person, if I applied them,” Lambert wrote in press materials. “Things like forgiveness and meditation and responsibility.” The For the Folks concert series hosts Bay Area soul-rockers the Highway Poets and SoCal’s country-folk duo Wild Iris playing to support the Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery at Bang the Drum, on Friday, May 11 (6:30 p.m.; all ages; $10 donation). Expect local arts and crafts vendors, fire dancers, and a food truck. The SLO County Jazz Federation presents master jazz guitarist Bruce Forman—in a solo and a trio setting— on Saturday, May 12 (7:30 p.m.; all

THE VOICE Amazing multi-award winning soprano and performer Audra McDonald returns to SLO’s Performing Arts Center on May 16.

ages; $20 general or $10 for students at brownpapertickets.com), at SLO’s Unity Concert Hall. He’ll present his highly acclaimed “The Red Guitar,” a jazz libretto and a perspective into the life of a musician and the creative process. Δ Keep up with New Times Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey via Twitter at twitter. com/glenstarkey, friend him at facebook. com/glenstarkey, or contact him at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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PARKFIELD BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Four days of high-energy bluegrass, old time and gospel music. Featuring 14 bands, workshops, kids activities, a barn dance, and more. May 10, 2-11 p.m., May 11, 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m., May 12, 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. and May 13, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $25-$105. 805-9940929. parkfieldbluegrass.org. Parkfield Cafe, 70410 Parkfield-Coalinga Rd., Parkfield. 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.

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.

SATURDAY LIVE FEAT. BRUNO NOVI Wine and lunch offerings available for purchase. No outside alcohol please. May 12, 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: TAYLOR KROPP Kropp’s music is described as guitar driven all-American anthemic rock. Special guests include Vincent Randazzo and Hønsefødder & Gulerødder. May 13, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay. com/calendar/. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles. SAN LUIS OBISPO

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a Cabaret style. May 11, 7-9 p.m. $15. 805-7722812. cabaret805.com. Cuesta College Community Programs, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

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CARBON CITY LIGHTS LIVE May 11, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7SistersBrewing.com. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

Singers, songwriters, musicians, performers, and bands: it’s once again your time to shine!

CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT LIVE A release show for The Constant Education of Christopher Lambert. Special guest performers include Randall Sena and Meredith & Kevin Coons. May 11, 6 p.m. Boo Boo Records, 978 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805-541-0657. CUESTA COMBOS: COMBOPALOOZA May 15, 7:30-9 p.m. $10-$15. 805-546-3198. Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, cuesta.edu.

CUESTA WIND ENSEMBLE Featuring the Symphonic Winds of the SLO Youth Symphony. Conductors Jennifer Martin and Mirium Grisso lead the ensembles in individual performances as well as collective selections. May 16, 7:30-9 p.m. $15-$10. 805-5463198. Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, cuesta.edu.

FOR THE FOLKS ‘18 KICK OFF SHOW Featuring The Highway Poets (soul/rock) and The Riverside (folk). Proceeds benefit Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief. All ages welcome. Food truck will be on site. May 11, 6:30-10 p.m. $10 donation. forthefolksmusic.com. Bang The Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo, 242-8372.

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JAZZ JAM SESSIONS Join these Wednesday night jam sessions sponsored by the SLO County Jazz Federation. Rhythm section provided. Every other Wednesday, 7-9:30 p.m. through May 16 Free. slojazz.org. Unity Concert Hall, 1130 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo.

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LIVE DANISH MUSIC WITH HØNSEFØDDER & GULERØDDER May 15, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7SistersBrewing.com. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

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. MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT AND PICNIC Bring a blanket and a picnic to enjoy. Featuring live music by the Cal Poly Jazz Band. May 13, 1-4 p.m. Free. slocity. org. The Jack House, 536 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, 781-7308.

NOCHE CALIENTE Fridays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 805-541096. slograd.com. The Graduate, 990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo.

Michael Nowak & Orchestra Novo

SILVER SORCERER COMES ALIVE May 10, 8-10 p.m. Kreuzberg Coffee Company, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, 805-430-0260, kreuzbergcalifornia.com/.

p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-1010, harryspismobeach.com.

WEDNESDAYS: LIVE MUSIC Enjoy live music in the fireplace room. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Seaventure Restaurant, 100 Oceanview Ave, Pismo Beach, 805773-4994. SANTA MARIA VALLEY/LOS ALAMOS

THE HANCOCK COLLEGE BAND: SPRING POPS CONCERT The band is composed of AHC students plus numerous adult members of the community enrolled under the Community Education program. May 12, 7:30-9 p.m. Free to $10. 805-929-0552. First Baptist Church, 2970 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria.

JEFF ELLIOT AND FRIENDS LIVE May 11, 5-7 p.m. Free. Moxie Cafe, 1317 W. McCoy Ln., Santa Maria, 805361-2900, moxiecafe.com. SANTA YNEZ VALLEY PHOTO COURTESY OF SONGWRITERS AT PLAY

SON OF DAD LIVE May 11, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7SistersBrewing.com. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo. SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: THE SALTY SUITES A pop-bluegrass trio featuring Scott Gates on mandolin, Chelsea Williams on guitar, and Chuck Hailes on bass. Special guests include Dan Grant, Tim Jackson, Tim Pacheco, E. G. Phillips, and Phil Lee. May 10, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com/ calendar/. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

SUICIDEGIRLS: BLACKHEART BURLESQUE May 11, 8-11:30 p.m. $27$52. 805-329-5729. fremontslo.com/. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

Sunday, May 27 7 pm

Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo Don’t miss Steven Spielberg’s cinematic masterpiece E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial with John Williams’ Academy Award®-winning score performed live to picture, and experience the magic once more!

TED WEST’S OPEN JAM Email slobungalow@nym.hush.com to RSVP. Sundays, 12-3 p.m. SLO Bungalow, 460 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

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Songwriters At Play presents Taylor Kropp on May 13 at Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles and May 14 at Morro Bay Wine Seller. Both concerts are 6:30 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Special guest performers include Vincent Randazzo, Matt Yaki, Megan Steinke, and Charlie McNeal. Visit songwritersatplay.com for more info.

p.m. $14 general; $9 students. 805-7564849. music.calpoly.edu/calendar/special/. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. SOUTH COAST SLO COUNTY

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all genres of music. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. 805-686-4742. bottlest.com. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton.

DUET 2 IT LIVE May 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Willow, 1050 Willow Rd., Nipomo, nipomo.willowrestaurants.com.

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Enjoy acoustic music from local artists with food and drinks from Mulligan’s. Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805595-4000. Avila Beach Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Dr., Avila Beach.

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HOLLYWOOD U2 A U2 tribute band. May 11 Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez, 800248-6274, chumashcasino.com/entertainment.

JAMEY GESTON AND FRIENDS LIVE May 11, 6-9 p.m. Free. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html.

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RANKIN FILE LIVE May 12, 5-8 p.m. Free. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-9670066, coldspringtavern.com/entertainment.html.

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.

MICHAEL SHELTON LIVE May 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Willow, 1050 Willow Rd., Nipomo, nipomo. willowrestaurants.com.

SEAN WIGGINS LIVE May 12, 1-4 p.m. Free. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/entertainment. html. SOUNDHOUSE LIVE May 11, 8 p.m. $5 (after 8 p.m.). Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

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TERESA RUSSELL AND COCOBILLI LIVE May 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/entertainment.html.

Features local bands and activities. Second Sunday of every month, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-773-7063. Dinosaur Caves Park, 2701 Price St, Pismo Beach.

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OPEN BLUES JAM Wednesdays Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 805-489-3639.

SIDE EFFECTS Tuesdays Free. 805-773-6563. puffersofpismo.com. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach.

SOUTH 65 LIVE May 11-12, 9 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805773-1010, harryspismobeach.com.

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open at 7 p.m. For all ages. May 11, 7:30 p.m. $12-$17. Standing Sun Wines, 92 2nd St., Buellton, 805-6919413, standingsunwines.com.

LIVE MUSIC AT LIDO Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-773-4300. thedolphinbay.com. Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay, 2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach. Stephen. For ages 21-and-over. Second Sunday of every month, 2-5 p.m. through Dec. 9 Free with wine purchase. 805-627-1443. morovino.com. Morovino Winery, 468 Front Street, Avila Beach.

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AREA 51 LIVE May 12, 8 p.m. $5 (after 8 p.m.). Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

SAN LUIS OBISPO Featuring Lynn Ackerson. Includes a potluck dinner, the annual membership meeting, beginners lessons, and elections. No partner necessary. Families welcome. May 12, 6:30-10 p.m. $5-$10; free for ages 16-and-under. 805-602-2929. cccds.org. Odd Fellows Hall, 520 Dana St., San Luis Obispo. MUSIC LISTINGS continued page 105


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COUNTRY NIGHT Thursdays, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. 805-541096. slograd.com. The Graduate, 990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo. SOUTH COAST SLO COUNTY

DJ CAMOTE Thursdays, 5 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805773-1010, harryspismobeach.com.

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

HULA DANCING Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt, 805-928-7799.

LINE DANCING Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. $5. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt, 805-928-7799.

NIGHTLIFE AT RANCHO BOWL Enjoy DJ’s 6 nights a week in the Rancho Bar and Lounge. For ages 21-and-over. Tuesdays-Sundays, 9 p.m. Free. 805-9252405. ranchobowl.com/nightlife. Rancho Bowl, 128 E Donovan Rd., Santa Maria. SANTA YNEZ VALLEY

KRAZY COUNTRY HONKY-TONK THURSDAY Thursdays, 6 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY OPEN MIC An open mic for all ages hosted by Professor Matt Saxking Tuttle. Fridays, Saturdays, 5-7 p.m. Free. San Simeon Lodge Restaurant, 9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon. KARAOKE AT OTTER ROCK Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Free. 805-772-1420. otterrockcafe.com. The Otter Rock Cafe, 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

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: 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. NORTH SLO COUNTY

OPEN MIC MIGHT AT DARK STAR With host Rusty Hobbs. No cover charge. Fridays, 5:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-237-2389. darkstarcellars.com/Events. Dark Star Cellars, 2985 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles. SAN LUIS OBISPO

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.

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT 7SISTERS For musicians, poets, and comedians. Family-friendly. Performers get a free beer. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7sistersbrewing.com/calendar. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT KREUZBERG Wednesdays Free. 805-439-2060. kreuzbergcalifornia.com. Kreuzberg Coffee Company, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo. SOUTH COAST SLO COUNTY

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Calling all photographers

A photograph can capture a moment in a way that words simply can’t. Since 1994, the New Times Media Group has invited local photographers to show us their perspective on spaces that surround them in our annual Winning Images contest. Contestants can compete in the 23rd annual contest in several categories, including People, Architecture, Land/Seascape, Animals, Flora, Travel, Open and Youth. All photographs must be taken within San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Prints must be between 5-by-7 and 11-by-14 and must be mounted on a thick 11-by-14 black or white board without mat. Images may be in color or black and white. No slides are allowed. The Winning Images will be on display at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art from June 20 to 24. Submissions are due to the New Times office, 1010 Marsh St., SLO, 93401, or Sun office 2540 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria, 93455, by 5 p.m. on May 21. The cost is $5 per photo entered, cash or check. All entry fees roll back into prizes for winners. Visit newtimesslo.com for more information.

Natural selection

Evolution and emotion collide in The How and Why, Sarah Treem’s thought-provoking and sharp play about science, family, and survival of the fittest, showing at the San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre as a staged reading May 25 and 26. On the eve of a prestigious conference, an up-andcoming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. This intimate and keenly perceptive play explores the difficult choices faced by women of every generation. Tickets are $15. Visit slorep.org for more information.

Drift into a new hobby

Stop by the Mother’s Day Driftwood Wall Hanging Workshop May 13 and leave with a ready-made gift. The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Station in San Luis Obispo. The $45 class fee will include all of the supplies, two hours of instruction needed to create your own handmade driftwood wall hanging, yarn (in either black, cream, or white), a hand-picked piece of driftwood, and of course a glass of wine! Visit thestationslo.com for more information. Δ —Ryah Cooley

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A day to remember SLOcals to renew their vows as UK royals say, ‘I do’ for the first time

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s Prince Harry of England and his bride-to-be Meghan Markle exchange vows on May 19, on the other side of the pond, locals in love in San Luis Obispo will renew their own marriage vows. Rev. Ian Delinger thought the day of the royal wedding was also a perfect day for couples on the Central Coast to celebrate love at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Renewal of Marriage Vows and Afternoon Tea event. The local Episcopal Church is a sister church to the Church of England, and Markle, an actress best known for her role on Suits, is the first American person of color to marry into the royal family. Delinger also attended seminary in Cambridge and ministered in England for 11 years. “It’s supposed to be meaningful, but also joyful and fun,” Delinger said of the vow renewal ceremony. “It’s for anyone who feels it’s the right time to renew their vows, whether it’s been a year or 70 years. We just want to provide an opportunity for couples in San Luis Obispo to show their love.” The event is open to all legally married couples of all genders, Delinger said. Nonmarried couples are also invited to come celebrate their love, and should know that this renewal of vows is not a legal ceremony. The church hosted the event for the first time last year to celebrate its 150th anniversary. “They might not have had a big wedding before, or they might not have been married in the church, and some people might have just come through a difficult time in their marriage,” Delinger said of couples choosing to renew their

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LOVE TO LOVE YOU Last year Rev. Ian Delinger (pictured left in photo right), with the help of SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon (pictured right in photo right), helped couples to renew their marriage vows at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The event is coming back this year, with a royal twist as Prince Harry marries American actress Meghan Markle in merry old England. After the vow renewals, couples will enjoy tea, cake, and British cars while watching the royal wedding.

vows. “The church is about celebrating those times that God is acutely with us.” After everyone has openly and publicly declared their love to their heart’s content, the happy couples will enjoy tea, sparkling wine, and cake while watching the royal wedding and looking at British cars out in front of the church. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK JONES/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS During his time in the United Kingdom, Delinger attended several garden parties at Buckingham Palace where the queen was in attendance and even enjoyed a brief conversation with her husband, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry marks the second time a divorced American woman has married into the royal family in the queen’s lifetime. But it’s the first union of its kind to have the blessing of the reigning monarch and parliament. As fans of Netflix’s The Crown know, Queen Elizabeth II only sits on the throne today because her uncle, Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936. That came after his marriage proposal to a twice-divorced American actress was met I DO Revel in love along with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and couples in SLO renewing their marriage vows on May 19 at St. with wild disapproval by his Stephen’s Episcopal Church in SLO. family, church, and country.

After several of her own children have divorced, it appears that the queen’s perspective on divorce has softened. “Marriage in the royal family has changed significantly during the queen’s lifetime,” Delinger said. “We have Prince Harry’s mother [the late Princess Diana] to thank for how rapidly the royal family has shifted to look somewhat normal. Now we [in the church] understand that divorce isn’t always so cut and dried.” Markle’s marriage to Prince Harry is also as close as America will ever get to having a princess of its very own. On the day of the royal wedding, Delinger predicted that the majority of people on the streets of Windsor interviewed by BBC reporters would be Americans. Despite fighting for our independence from a sovereign ruler, we still want to bask in the glow of the royals. “I’m fascinated by the awe and history surrounding it,” Delinger said. “I think the queen provides an important role in Britain.” Δ Arts Editor Ryah Cooley once had high tea at Fortnum and Mason in London, where the queen buys her tea. Send royal ravings to rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

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Celebrate and reaffirm your love and commitment at the Renewal of Marriage Vows and Afternoon Tea with the Royal Wedding and British Cars event at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in SLO on May 19 at 4:30 p.m. RSVP to rector@ ststephensslo.org with your full names and the date of your original wedding. There will be an optional pre-event session on May 16 at 6 p.m. for anyone who wants to discuss what this will mean for them.

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ll happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” Leo Tolstoy famously wrote in Anna Karenina. But I don’t think that’s quite right. Look hard enough and you’ll find a common frayed thread marked by distance and pain running throughout the unhappy ones, too, like in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, Lost in Yonkers, currently onstage at the San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre. Written by Neil Simon (The Odd Couple, Brighton Beach Memoirs),

this production is helmed by longtime SLO Repertory Theatre director Suzy Newman (also the newly appointed capital campaign director for the theater’s proposed new building) and tells the story of one family’s journey through pain and distance. Eddie (Gregg Wolff, When The Rain Stops Falling) brings his two sons, Jay and Arty (played by sibling duo Elliot and Phineas Peters, previously see in Our Town), to live with his stern German mother (Patty STAGE continued page 110

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in her shop, when she knows full well her customers bought them. Elliot Thayer, the theater’s communications and Phineas Peters are convincing as and development director) and his brothers since they are really brothers, developmentally challenged sister Bella with Phineas playing the clueless, joking (Kerry DiMaggio, education director) little brother to Eliot’s young adult, in Yonkers, New York, in 1942 so he looking for ways to fix his dad’s financial can work as a traveling salesman for a problems. year to pay off debt he incurred while caring for his dying wife. We also meet In spite of being “a child” mentally, as Eddie’s other siblings, Louie (Mike Grandma puts it, Bella longs for more Fiore, The Nerd), in life than working for who works as a “bag her mom and strikes up man” for some local a romance with a movie On stage gangsters, and Gert Lost in Yonkers will show at the SLO theater usher who can’t Repertory Theatre through May 20. (Jackie Hildebrand, read. Kerry embodies Tickets range from $20 to $35. Visit The Producers), who the tension Bella feels slorep.org for more information. is so nervous around being forever caught their mom that she between childhood frequently takes in a and womanhood. little too much air while talking. Hildebrand’s intermittent appearances The entire play takes place in the as Gert show a daughter who has living room of Grandma’s apartment. chosen to stay away from her fraught The boys don’t want to be there and family dynamics. Outside of Grandma their grandma doesn’t want them either, and Bella, the boys share the most but she relents after an outburst from stage time with Louie, who Fiore Bella. Having fled Nazi persecution plays simultaneously as a slick, tough in Germany by maintaining a stiff gangster and a compassionate uncle upper lip, this matriarch tried to instill who gets what his nephews are going a similar “suck it up” attitude in her through. children but went a bit too far. Thayer Lost in Yonkers is described as a is wonderful as a relic from the old memory play, and it’s just that—a world who wants to keep her people memory of people who love each other safe by making them strong, but she struggling to figure out how to show it to breaks them a little in the process. one another. Δ She charmingly plays a German grandmother right down to referring to Arts Editor Ryah Cooley is sitting in the her grandsons as “Yakob and Artur,” and accusing them of stealing pretzels back row at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

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What’s it rated? R What’s it worth, Anna? Full price What’s it worth, Glen? Full price Where’s it showing? The Palm, Fair Oaks, Park

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irector Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Young Adult) reteam for the third time with this story about Marlo (Charlize Theron), an overburdened mother whose difficult life is turned around with the arrival of night nanny Tully (Mackenzie Davis), a gift from Marlo’s rich brother, Craig (Mark Duplass). (99 min.) Glen Reitman and Cody make good team. Juno remains one of my favorite films, and though I didn’t think Young Adult was in the same league as the pair’s first go-around, it was a remarkably frank look at stunted growth and narcissism. Tully takes a crack at motherhood, exploring the exhaustion it causes and the endless patience it requires. The film opens with Marlo enormously pregnant. Her first two kids have a lot of energy, especially Jonah (Asher Miles Fallica), who’s prone to meltdowns. It’s never brought up, but he may be on the autism spectrum. Sarah (Lea Franklin) is a little be easier to handle, but it’s clear Marlo is shell shocked from all the work, and her husband, Drew (Ron Livingston), doesn’t know how to help. They love each other, but he’s too wrapped up in work and she’s too tired from caring for the kids to spark much romance. To unwind, Drew puts on a headset and plays video games. Craig, Marlo’s rich brother, can see his sister is struggling and gifts her a night nanny, which she at first refuses, but when Mia, her third child arrives, Marlo reaches her breaking point. Tully arrives one night, and she’s too good to be true. She’s great with the new baby, allowing Marlo to get some much-needed sleep. She also does all the things Marlo wishes she had time for, like cleaning the house and making cupcakes for her kids’ classes. The film is filled with warm, touching moments. You can’t help but feel for Marlo, who wants to be a good mother but is overwhelmed. Likewise, Tully is absolute magic, like Mary Poppins but young and hip. The relationship that develops between the

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth Matinee Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Sunset Drive-In, Bay, Park, Galaxy Anthony and Joe Russo (Captain America: Civil War and Captain America: The Winter Soldier) direct this new Avengers installment, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The whole freaking universe is at stake, people, so every single character from the Marvel pantheon must join forces to fight the evil Thanos (Josh Brolin) before he wipes out half of everything. Of course, including every single character can get pretty chaotic and leave for a lot of abbreviated storylines, and then there’s the matter of excessiveness. Even comic book action adventure stories offer

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EXHAUSTED Marlo (Charlize Theron, who gained nearly 50 pounds for the role), is an overwhelmed mother of three desperately in need of help.

her a year and a half of hard training to get the weight off. Just as she did playing female serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, for which she won the muchdeserved 2004 Best Actress in a Leading Role Academy Award, Theron disappeared into this role. It’s the kind of commitment that many stunningly beautiful actresses aren’t willing to do, not to mention dangerous for your health. Perhaps Theron thought Marlo was a character who deserved that level of dedication. Davis is also terrific, playing Tully like an open, empathic, savior. Livingston plays Marlo’s husband as a man adrift. He’s blissfully ignorant of the pressure Marlo’s under. It’s not that he’s an inattentive dad. He helps the kids with their schoolwork, but instead of helping Marlo cope, he retreats to his video games. Duplass as Marlo’s pretentious brother also deserves kudos for a subtle performance. He’s clearly pompous, but he just as clearly loves Marlo and is upset by how she’s changed and allowed motherhood to beat her down. Marlo herself questions her choices and yearns for her carefree SAVIOR Tully (Mackenzie Davis) is a night nanny who develops youth, living in a bond with Marlo as she helps care for her children. Brooklyn with what

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two women is the heart of the film, with Tully helping Marlo find the joy in life again and relearn how to take care of herself. Anna Tully is the type of girl you wish you could hate—she is beautiful and young, unassuming and open, balanced yet vocal with her problems, and like Marlo, I can’t get enough. Marlo is trapped in a cycle of making lunches and attending school meetings, and either completely too pregnant or with a newborn strapped to her. She persists one day after the next. The idea of a night nanny is out of her wheelhouse and readily dismissed when her brother offers what she sees as a rich man’s ploy at excess. Jonah is sweet but taxing, prone to fits and full of energy. His tentative standing at his pretentious private school is a constant struggle. When Marlo breaks and finally gives in to having help come for Mia, she doesn’t know what to expect, but she certainly doesn’t expect Tully. Theron is a slave to her craft, and this performance is nothing less than astounding. She is raw and heartbreakingly relatable, and she gives us an unshiny, real look at the life’s work that is motherhood. I for one am always impressed when an undeniably beautiful actress takes on a role that portrays her as less so, and Theron absolutely owns every bit of this character, flaws and all. Glen There’s no question Theron let it all hang out with this performance. I read she gained nearly 50 pounds over three months to prepare for the role, and it took

moments of rest and respite, but they come few and far between in this bombastic and overblown tale. It’s everything you want in a comic book movie, but turned up to 11. Some will like that, others won’t. The film opens with Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) overcome by Thanos, then it hands off to Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who enlists Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland) to save the universe. Banner has to round up Steve Rogers/Capt. America (Chris Evans). When they’re attacked by Thanos’ minions, Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) has to show up and rescue them. Meanwhile the Guardians of the Galaxy (Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Pratt) have to rescue Thor from outer space death. Various superheroes are

trying to protect various “infinity stones” that Thanos is trying to acquire so he can kill off half the universe with a literal snap of his fingers. And soon James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine (Don Cheadle), Vision (Paul Bettany), Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Bucky Barnes/ White Wolf (Sebastian Stan) all convene at T’Challa/Black Panther’s (Chadwick Boseman) hidden kingdom of Wakanda for a final showdown with Thanos. It’s exhausting! It’s also pretty exhilarating! Its ending, however, is bullshit! I suspect everyone who’s a Marvel fan has already added to the film’s $250 million opening weekend, but if you haven’t and you plan on going, stop reading here because I’m going to spoil the ending right now: Thanos wins. That’s right. He snaps his fingers and half the population of the universe dies,

may have been an early lesbian love affair. That’s the heart of this story: How does she reconcile her choices, get over her regrets, and learn to love her life. Tully is there to not only help her with her kids, but to help her with herself. It’s a remarkably warm and poignant film. Anna On a sangria-fueled talkfest, Marlo vents to Tully about the dichotomy of motherhood and womanhood, one minute the primal mother with a baby on your breast, next the sexpot mistress whose only role is to please her man. It’s unrealistic, yet an image we’re taught is true. I am all for a film that isn’t afraid to be messy, and Tully is a standout in that regard. Marlo is convinced of her own unsexiness, the younger and freer Tully more than confident in hers. Besides the obvious feat of recent childbirth, Marlo struggles with a kid who falls out of the norm, who can’t stop kicking her seat, who freaks out when routine gets interrupted. Despite those “quirks”—a word Marlo is sick of hearing about Jonah—he’s a wonderfully sweet and adoring child. How frustrating it must be to feel like you need to convince the world of that day after day. This is a really fascinating character study of Marlo, and everything binds together in a complicated and unexpected way. These filmmakers know how to tell a small story in a big way, and Tully is a wonderful addition to their legacy. Δ Split Screen is written by Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and his wife, Anna. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

REVIEW SCORING FULL PRICE .... It’s worth the price of an evening show MATINEE ........ Save a few bucks, catch an afternoon show RENTAL .......... Rent it STREAMING.... Wait ’til Netflix has it NOTHING ........ Don’t waste your time disintegrating into piles dust. Not just a bunch of randos, but our heroes too! Peter Parker, dead! Dr. Strange, dead! Most of the Guardians of the Galaxy, dead! Even Black Panther, dead! That’s not how superhero movies are supposed to end, right? This ending is lame. Most of these actors have multi-film contracts. Are we to assume, for instance, that the upcoming Guardians and Black Panther films— already in the works—are all going to be prequels? Plus there’s an Avengers: Infinity War—Part II listed as in “post-production” on imdb.com with the killed-off characters listed in the cast. No, there’s going to be some dumb trick that will somehow resurrect these characters, and that pisses me off, which is why I won’t give this film full price. Don’t play with me, Marvel! I’m not your toy! (149 min.) —Glen Starkey

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them with the estate and a looming inheritance tax of half a million dollars. As four seasons and two harvests go by, Jean, Juliette, and Jeremie have to learn to reinvent their relationship and trust in each other as they work to preserve the land that ties them together. (113 min.) —Music Box Films

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What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Galaxy, Park Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with

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DESPERATE In Breaking In, a mother (Gabrielle Union) must save her two children who are being held hostage. MOVIES from page 111 a mission when she is determined on Breaking In. (88 min.) —Universal Pictures

I FEEL PRETTY What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Park, Galaxy Co-writers-directors Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein helm this story about insecure Renee Bennett (Amy Schumer), who after suffering a fall awakes to believe she’s the world’s most beautiful and capable woman. Funny lady Amy Schumer (Trainwreck, Snatched) is back doing what she does best—bringing laughs through selfdeprecating humor and physical comedy. While I Feel Pretty has a surprisingly dismal metascore on both IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, I for one was laughing from

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beginning to end, and my fellow audience members seemed to feel the same. Renee (Schumer) is a sad sack of a woman whose utter lack of self confidence keeps her from going after the things she really wants … that is until a Soulcycle class gone wrong, resulting in a head injury that brings brimming self-confidence. When Renee looks in the mirror, she sees utter perfection looking back. Her new lease on life leads to a new dream job, a romantic prospect, and an “in” with her boss, a mouse voiced Avery LeClaire (Michelle Williams) who uses Renee’s “every woman” appeal to launch a line of cosmetics to run in stores like Target and Kohl’s, not their usual high-end markets. Of course not everything in Renee’s life is smooth sailing because of her new confidence. Her tried-and-true gal pals (Aidy Bryant and Busy Phillips) soon grow sick of her strive for stature and exclusivity, and Renee soon learns that

even “pretty people” have problems. While it’s a bit ridiculous to say that Schumer is anything short of pretty—she is, in fact, a working Hollywood actress— she does fall outside of the typical starlet aesthetic and is a vocal advocate for inclusion and acceptance. She also isn’t afraid to put it all out there for the sake of comedy, and she brings some seriously funny stuff to her character. Soon after meeting Ethan (Rory Scovel), they venture into a bar with a bikini contest going on, and Renee jumps right in. She ties up her shirt, rolls up her shorts, and hops onstage with the group of toned and tiny contestants. It’s hilarious, and Ethan is soon smitten with this bold and brazen chick. The message being sold is that confidence is sexy, and I for one agree. While she still may not be perfect, confident Renee makes things happen, takes risks, and owns herself. Once she learns to love herself, head injury side

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surrounding Rajneeshpuram, a city that grew almost instantaneously out of the high desert in Central Oregon. The When? 2018 brothers interviewed Antelope residents What’s it rated? TV-MA and Rajneeshees who lived through the Where? Netflix tumultuous time to help tell the story. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh was a his story is crazy. popular, charismatic spiritual leader Pretty much from beginning to end, I in the 1970s in India, introducing the sort of had open-mouth syndrome. I practice known as dynamic meditation, knew nothing about Wild Wild Country which to me looks like a bunch of before I started the first episode in the people screaming and waving their recently released Netflix docu-series, hands in the air in ecstasy. But I’m not except that it took place In the Middle enlightened, so there’s that. It attracted of Nowhere, Oregon, and involved a cult a significant following from around the with a leader who loved Rolls-Royce. world, Westerners flooded into Puna, Turns out, it’s a little more complicated India, where his ashram was located. than that, and the details about what He wrote hundreds of books, advocated unfolded in the early 1980s near for free love and living in the moment, Antelope, Oregon, are shocking. Directed and preached a spirituality that included by siblings McLain and Chapman Way, meditation and materialism. the series draws on nearly 300 hours of After some issues with the local government in India, he decided it was archival news footage of the conflicts

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THE FOLLOWED Netflix docu-series Wild Wild Country weaves a shocking tale about the followers of Indian spiritual leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, the city they built in Central Oregon in the 1970s/’80s, and all the conflict and intrigue that came with it.

time to find another spot: An empty 64,000-acre ranch that would become a commune of more than 3,000 people and an international hub for sannyasins (his followers) in just a few short years. As Rajneeshpuram grew and expanded, so did conflicts with Antelope, Wasco County, the State of Oregon, and the federal government. Fortunately, there’s no mass suicide (which is probably why you’ve never heard of this slice of American history). Rajneeshees eventually took over Antelope’s city government and threatened to do the same with the county, feeling discriminated against as they tried to create a vision for the future. The threat of violence hung over Central Oregon in the early 1980s like a cloud. Sannyasins built a great dam, created a self-sustaining farm, a conference center, and homes, but eventually things started to unravel into a tale of immigration fraud, failed assassination plots, and a mass poisoning in nearby The Dalles. The story is spellbinding—and that’s not an exaggeration. It will have you rooting for Antelope residents in the same breath as you switch to sympathizing with the Rajneeshees. In one moment, you are totally certain that it’s a cult, and seconds later, you’ll double back to question whether what they practiced and believed was actually a religion. However, the real focus of this doc seems to be Ma Anand Sheela, Bhagwan’s right-hand woman who ran the commune and international business, and whether she’s an evil mastermind or a dedicated follower who was wronged. The beauty about this docu-series is it leaves the questions of what and who to believe up to the watcher. Namaste. (Six, 64 to 72 minute episodes) Δ —Camillia Lanham

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RESET After losing his memory, a wealthy playboy (Eugenio Derbez) is convinced he’s a contractor married to his former cleaning lady (Anna Faris) in Overboard. effects or not, she can spend her time living a truly fulfilling life and give up on trying to attain perfection. (110 min.) —Anna Starkey

ISLE OF DOGS

What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom) directs this stop-motion animated tale about Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin), a young boy living in near-future dystopian Japan, who goes in search of his dog, Spots (Live Schreiber), which has been banished—as have all dogs—to Trash Island because of a dog flu outbreak. Along the way, Atari receives help from other banished dogs, including Rex (Edward Norton), King (Bob Balaban), Duke (Jeff Goldblum), Boss (Bill Murray), and Chief (Bryan Cranston). Meanwhile back in Megasaki City, dogbanisher and Mayor Kobayashi (Kunichi Nomura)—Atari’s guardian—works to thwart Professor Watanabe (Akira Ito), who’s developing a cure for the dog flu, so the Mayor can carry out his evil plan to exterminate all dogs. Talking dogs feels completely natural in Isle of Dogs, which explores the unique relationships between humans and dogs from the dogs’ perspective. Chief, for instance, is a stray, and his pack members subtly and silently judge him for it. Nutmeg is a former show dog used to regular grooming and being fawned over, but like all the other dogs banished to Trash Island, she lost her elevated position and deals with it with a level of class that’s hard not to admire. This sort of anthropomorphization is human nature—we love to imagine our pets have an inner dialogue and love us the same way we love them. Anderson has a lot of fun exploring how dogs think of humans and each other. Ultimately, this is a film about relationships, loyalty, honor, and ethics, which are pretty heavy topics, but first and foremost, this is a wonderful looking film. I absolutely loved it! It helps that there’s a great cast doing great voice work with some fun surprises. Courtney B. Vance’s smooth voice as The Narrator provides necessary context, John Lennon’s former wife Yoko Ono makes a vocal appearance as Assistant-Scientist Yoko Ono, and long-time Anderson collaborator Anjelica Huston is credited as voicing a character named Mute Poodle, meaning she has no lines. Greta Gerwig is terrific as earnest and idealistic exchange student Tracy Walker. Even though the story centers on Atari and his search for Spots, this is really Chief’s story. He’s the character with the biggest arc, the one who has to learn about the sacred relationship between man and dog, who also has to learn he’s good enough to deserve a mate like Nutmeg. The dogs are actually a lot more complex than most of the human characters, and it’s Chief we’re rooting for more than Atari. (101 min.) —Glen Starkey

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LEAN ON PETE

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm Writer-director Andrew Haigh (45 Years) helms this story based on Willy Vlautin’s novel about a teenager named Charlie (Charlie Plummer) who takes a summer job working for Del (Steve Buscemi), a horse trainer. When aging racehorse Lean on Pete is about to be sold, Charlie, who’s grown close to the horse, steals him and takes off on a cross-country adventure. This coming of age story wasn’t what I expected from its trailer, and even the synopsis above doesn’t accurately signal the dark story ahead. This is really about a kid who’s forced to grow up too fast—a kid without a role model, stable family life, or opportunity. Charlie’s single dad, Ray (Travis Fimmel), is a womanizer. It’s not that he’s a bad father; he simply can’t provide a normal life. Charlie’s frequently left alone with no food in the house. We learn that he doesn’t know his mother, who left Ray and Charlie when he was little. To his credit, Ray is doing his best for Charlie, though his best is far from enough. While out for a run, Charlie happens upon a horserace track, where he meets washed up trainer Del, who gives him a job. The look of satisfaction on Charlie’s face after his first payday is priceless. He’s growing up and finding his own way. Del introduces him to female jockey, Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny), who warns Charlie not to get attached to the horses. They’re there to race, and if they can’t win, they’ll be shipped to Mexico, where horse butchering is legal. Despite it not meeting my expectations, this is an affecting film. The acting is incredible, especially from Plummer as Charlie, but Fimmel, Buscemi, Sevigny, and Zahn all turn in nuanced and engaging performances. It’s also beautifully filmed, especially when Charlie hits the road across the wide-open plains and prairies of the Western U.S. Even though the film is somber with some tough-to-watch moments, I found Charlie so engaging and likeable. He’s just a kid and prone to kid mistakes, and even though he steals a horse, truck, and trailer, his motives are never less than noble. When he’s forced to resort to behavior he abhors, his guilt about it is palpable. He’s forced to create his own justice in an unjust world, and that’s a burden no teenager should have to bear. He’s taken an unforgettable journey, weathered hardship, and crossed ethical lines, but he never lost his soul. That’s enough of a happy ending for me. (121 min.) —Glen Starkey

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LIFE OF THE PARTY

What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Galaxy, Park When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) turns regret into reset by going back to college ... landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus

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experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna (now Dee Rock) embraces freedom, fun, and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected. (105 min.) —New Line Cinema

LIVES WELL LIVED What’s it rated? NR What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm First-time director Sky Bergman helms this documentary that asks older people their secret to a happy and fulfilling life. Mixing one-on-one interviews, her subjects’ personal photos and home movies, as well as archival footage of seminal events in their lives, Bergman uncovers wisdom collected from 40 subjects with 3,000 years of collective life experience. This film is a monument to lives of dignity and honor, of self-sacrifice and generosity. We younger generations could do well by these lessons. I absolutely loved this film. (72 min.) —Glen Starkey

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OVERBOARD What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Rental Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park Director Rob Greenberg, best known for his television work (How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs), steers this role reversing remake/re-imagining of 1987’s Overboard. After falling off his luxury yacht while partying too hard, wealthy playboy Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez, How to Be a Latin Lover) wakes up on the Oregon coast with amnesia. Upon recognizing his face on the news, Kate (Anna Faris, Mom), a single mother and carpet cleaner who was mistreated and unjustly fired by Leo, hatches one of the wackiest schemes in the history of revenge—convince the amnesiac he’s her husband. Luckily for Kate, the only person searching for the missing heir is his sister, Magdalena (Cecilia Suarez). But she devises a plan of her own after finding him at the hospital. “Is this your brother?” One of the doctors asks her. “No, I’ve never seen this man before in my life.” She replies and quickly leaves without Leo seeing her. With her brother out of the way, Magdalena is next in line to inherit their deathbed-ridden father’s company. With the rest of his family under the assumption he was eaten by sharks (yep), Leo is free for Kate to take. And she does. Leo knows right off the bat, as Goldie Hawn’s character did in the original, that something isn’t right. But without a single memory to turn to, Leo is stuck believing Kate’s lie, which is backed up by fake documents and her knowledge of a Speedy Gonzales tattoo on his butt. It took me a little while to get on board (get it?) with this Overboard. I know you’re supposed to hate Leo in the beginning, but I found his obnoxiousness overbearing at times (he’s a womanizing drunkard as opposed to Hawn’s snobby socialite). MOVIES continued page 113


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MOVIES from page 112 But once that finally settles down, and Leo becomes more “accustomed” to his new, humble surroundings, the film gets funnier. The hardest thing for Leo to believe at first, besides having to work for a living, is that he’s a father. While the predictable, budding romance between Leo and Kate is fun, the real heart of this story lies with the kids. No matter how ludicrous the circumstances are, he slowly becomes the closest thing to a father figure Kate’s three daughters have ever known. And as sappy and improbable as it is, the bond he forms with them won me over. There’s one scene near the end that involves a bicycle (that’s all I’ll say) where I was close to crying. I kid you not, this moment has just as much, if not more, weight to it than anything in Avengers: Infinity War. Then again, the last five minutes of that are funnier than this entire film so it’s all relative. (112 min.) —Caleb Wiseblood

A QUIET PLACE What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Park, Galaxy Director and co-writer John Krasinski (Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Promised Land, The Hollars) helms and stars in this horror story, co-written by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, about the Abbott family—father Lee (Krasinski), pregnant mother Evelyn (Emily Blunt), and kids Beau (Cade Woodward), Marcus (Noah Jupe), and deaf daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds)—who must live in utter silence to protect themselves from deadly creatures that hunt by sound. While the synopsis may sound like standard-issue sci-fi horror, A Quiet Place is instead throat-clenchingly tense and a thoroughly thoughtful meditation on parenthood, family, and guilt.

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YOUR MOM GOES TO COLLEGE After devoted housewife Deanna (Melissa McCarthy, center) is left by her husband, she decides to go back to college and ends up at the same school as her daughter in Life of the Party. Most recent horror movies have bored me due to a lack of scares, flat characters, or hackneyed writing and direction. A Quiet Place falls prey to none of that, and it offers a badass but open ending, which I found hopeful though my wife didn’t— that’s deft filmmaking in my book. (90 min.) —Glen Starkey

RAMPAGE What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Park Primatologist Davis Okoye (Dwayne Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care

since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered animals. As these newly created alpha predators tear across North America, destroying everything in their path, Okoye teams with a discredited genetic engineer to secure an antidote, fighting his way through an ever-changing battlefield. (115 min.) —Warner Bros. Pictures

SUPER TROOPERS 2 What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Rental Where’s it showing? Park, Galaxy

Co-writer and director Jay Chandrasekhar helms this sequel to the 2001 comedy classic from the Broken Lizard comedy crew. This time around the Vermont State Troopers are tasked with establishing a Highway Patrol station in a disputed area between the U.S. and Canadian border. Arcot ‘Thorny’ Ramathorn (Jay Chandrasekhar), MacIntyre ‘Mac’ Womack (Steve Lemme), Robert ‘Rabbit’ Roto (Erik Stolhanske), Carl Foster (Paul Soter), Rodney Farva (Kevin Heffernan), and their Capt. O’Hagan (Brian Cox) return, joined by Gov. Jessman (Lynda Carter), ex hockey star Guy Le Franc (Rob Lowe), FrenchCanadian cultural attaché Genevieve Aubois (Emmanuelle Chriqui), and Fred

Savage starring as himself. The Godfather II this ain’t. Instead, it predictably suffers from sequel disease: more of the same turned up to 11, but devoid of the surprise of the first film. When the film opens, the boys have lost their jobs with the local police department after having earlier lost their jobs as highway patrolmen. They’re working at a construction site under foreman Farva, an insufferable tool who makes a lot of caulk (read: cock) jokes. They’re told by the governor that they can earn their patrol jobs back if they can successfully transition a Canadian town into an American one. The Canadians aren’t too receptive, and things heat up after the team begins discovering caches of drugs, cell phones, and guns, which after the land trade-off between Canada and the U.S. will already be on U.S. soil—a nifty smuggling trick. What follows is a lot of shenanigans between the troopers and their Mountie counterparts, as well as a search to discover the smugglers. Overall, it’s pretty funny, though not quite as funny as the first and certainly not as original. Stay through the credits. The best bit happens at the very end. If you love this sort of thing, go to the late show high on weed. If you like this sort of thing, try a matinee. Personally, I would have been happy renting this from Redbox in three months. (100 min.) —Glen Starkey

TULLY What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? The Palm, Fair Oaks, Park, Galaxy See Split Screen.

A WRINKLE IN TIME What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Rental Where’s it showing? Galaxy From Director Ava DuVernay (Selma) and screenwriter Jennifer Lee (Frozen, Zootopia), comes the film adaptation of the novel A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine

L’Engle. Meg Murry (Storm Reid, 12 Years a Slave) is a typical middle school student struggling with issues of self-worth who is desperate to fit in. As the daughter of two world-renowned physicists, she is intelligent and uniquely gifted, as is Meg’s younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe, Stephanie), but she has yet to realize it for herself. Making matters even worse is the baffling disappearance of Mr. Murry (Chris Pine, Wonder Woman), which torments Meg and has left her mother (Gugu MbathaRaw, Beauty and the Beast) heartbroken. Charles Wallace introduces Meg and her fellow classmate Calvin (Levi Miller, Pan) to three celestial guides—Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks), Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon, Wild) and Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Show)—who have journeyed to Earth to help search for their father, and together they set off on their formidable quest. The book is fantastical, but definitely doesn’t lend itself to an easy film adaptation. And diverse casting like this should be the norm in movies, I scratched my head a bit when it was revealed that Kaling’s character was the Mrs. Who that could only quote others to get her message across, leaving Witherspoon with the most dialogue out of the trio, since Winfrey was in less scenes. Having a diverse cast is progress, but why did Witherspoon, the only white actress of the trio, get the most lines? I did, however, enjoy the standout performance of Reid as a struggling, angst-filled teen dealing with the unexplained absence of her dad. In one particularly moving scene, her younger brother Charles Wallace has been taken over by an evil force and she declares, “You should love me because I deserve to be loved!” It’s a message that more young girls need to hear. While I wouldn’t recommend forking over the cash to see it on the big screen, renting A Wrinkle in Time on a rainy day and curling up inside at home would make for a pleasant enough afternoon. (120 min.) Δ —Ryah Cooley New Times movie reviews were compiled by Arts Editor Ryah Cooley and others. You can contact her at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

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The next day, I take them up the North Coast. With perfect 80-degree clear weather, we hit Morro Bay, then Cayucos, and then Highway 46 east. Climbing up the hills toward Paso Robles, I enjoy watching Jess and Peter gawk at the view of the Pacific Ocean down below, FRIENDS IN SLO Montaña de Oro State Park is one of my with sprawling go-to places to take friends and family when they visit me in SLO. ranchland and Jess (left) and Peter (right) were stoked to explore the tide pools. rolling mounds of green the only dinner at La Locanda, my favorite Italian things in between. That’s one of the best restaurant in SLO. Peter declares that drives in the county, in my opinion. the lasagna is the best he’s ever tasted. We peruse downtown Paso a little bit I decide to cap off their weekend with before continuing farther east on 46 to a trip to Montaña de Oro on Sunday Eberle Winery for morning. This coastal state park in Los some good ol’ North Osos really is a jewel, and any out-ofCounty wine tasting. towners I take there are amazed they’ve Eberle was one of never heard of it before. The surf is huge, the pioneers of the so we spend some time atop the bluffs Paso Robles wine just watching the sets roll in and slam scene, started by Gary Eberle in 1973. the cliffs below. No surfers were out there, probably for the best, given the In case you haven’t conditions. We walk farther and explore visited, Eberle the tide pools, finding sea anemones, has an incredible hermit crabs, barnacles, and mussels. network of caves under the property My friends left that day super lined with wine barrels and rooms large impressed, and I was so happy to see enough to hold events. Tasting is free them. If any of my other friends are here, a nice perk. We sip the rosé and reading this—come visit SLO! Δ viognier outside, facing west toward the city, overlooking the vineyards. Peter and Jess enjoy the wine so much they decide Staff Writer Peter Johnson is busy to take home a few bottles. We drive home perfecting his shuffleboard shot at that afternoon, regroup, and go out to pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

SLO’s one of the state’s best-kept secrets—but sometimes I feel like waving my arms in the air to the people in my life like, “Hey come visit! SLO’s gorgeous and a blast!” One of the best parts of tour-guiding SLO? Food. Having tasted the best and worst of the county (get it, “Best Of”?), I know where to go for three to four great meals. We go to Sidecar Cocktail Co. for drinks before dinner Friday, Luna Red for food, and then to BarrelHouse Brewing’s Speakeasy for IPAs and a few intense games of shuffleboard. We end the night with a pit stop at McCarthy’s.

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ny Instagram social media last week, surrounded by watchful influencer will tell you: You cannot trainees. garner those coveted double taps After freezing the base and chopping in without good content. The lighting may a handful of multicolored Fruity Pebbles be just right, the hashtags accurate, the breakfast cereal, Fajardo grabbed a thin, caption perfectly thought out. Still, you metal spatula—quite similar to the tool need a worthy subject. I remember using to scrape bubblegum Could there be a more worthy subject off the bottom of desks during junior high than everyone’s favorite anytime treat: detention. ice cream? If you ask Rolld First he smoothed it all owners Jacob Zachmann and out, which actually looked On a roll Xavi Fajardo, the answer is like a lot of work. Then, Rolld is located at actually yes. he got to rolling (rather, 785 Marsh St., and open There is something sexier scraping) multiple rolls from noon to 10 p.m. daily, and than holding up a scoop of the freezing surface. offers vegan and dairy-free options. For more information mint chocolate chip against The cold, delicate curls on the ice cream shop’s a stark brick wall, allowing reminded me of rosettes on May 12 grand opening, go the pastel green globs to roll a cake, but more tubular to rolldslo.com or follow on down your perfectly polished and tantalizing. Yes, rolled Instagram and Facebook. manicure (Valencia filter, of ice cream is beautiful; so course). beautiful, in fact, I whipped It’s called rolled ice cream, and—if out my iPhone to capture just the right you’re on Instagram in 2018—you pic to share with my own IG followers (the probably already know it’s “lit, fam.” response was immediate and positive). Once seen exclusively on the streets Tucked into a perky cup, topped with of Thailand, and more recently, on rainbow sprinkles and adorned with the streets of foodie meccas like San glossy ribbons of strawberry syrup, I was Francisco and Brooklyn, this totally reminded of a transformative makeup photogenic dessert has finally rolled its tutorial video. way into sleepy SLO. Yes, there is an addictive quality to this But how does one roll ice cream? Why, performance. by pouring a liquid ice cream base (dairyFajardo and Zachmann actually met free and vegan options are available) onto through social media, so it’s only natural a very cold slab, mixing in ingredients that they’d offer up SLO’s most clicklike cookie crumbs, then smoothing out worthy treat. the concoction for a quick freeze. Both guys were early adopters of Next, the magic happens! Instagram, and they used that novelty I was able to witness the rolling process to their advantage. Way back in 2013, both millennials garnered millions of followers, which—at least for Instagram—is kind of like saying you were the first to land on the moon. This gained major advertising attention, which led to monetizing their various accounts (mostly dedicated to memes, funny videos, food—you name it). At the time, Zachmann, a SLO County native, was living with his mom and figuring out his THE SCOOP Rolld ice cream co-owners Jacob Zachmann and future. Although Xavi Fajardo know what makes people click. Now, they want to make he had the people lick with a variety of fresh rolled Thai ice cream flavors. Their resources to move new ice cream shop is located at 785 Marsh St. in downtown SLO.

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ROLL WITH IT Rolld ice cream is frozen flat before being curled into photogenic tubes. Add mix-ins like cookie crumbles or cereal and top with a rainbow of delights, including gummy bears, chocolate chips, syrups, and sprinkles. Rolld opens Saturday, May 12, at 785 Marsh St.

out, most of his young friends did not have the dough to share an apartment. Fajardo had just dropped out of the University of Connecticut to focus more on growing his own Instagram business. The guys had circled each other online, and they finally decided to partner together to see if they could fry some really big fish. The idea was to snag this big client together. So, they flew to Washington, D.C., to make it happen. “The client fell through, but if that meeting had never happened, we might not have ever worked together,” Fajardo said. “It was winter, and all my friends were still in college. Here I was, at home, working, trying to grow this company. So I moved out to California and we got an apartment together. I was just like, ‘Screw it!’” Together, the new friends got to work building their online business empire, and five years later, they truly have created success for themselves. Of course, you can’t put all your eggs in one #basket. Diversifying is key. “I went to Philadelphia for a family vacation and we wanted some dessert. We had never even heard of rolled ice cream; we’d never tried it. I thought it was really

good. I also noticed the whole experience was attracting attention; people were recording videos of the process,” Zachmann said. “I texted Xavi that day and said, ‘Hey, this is the next thing we need to do.’” But what about the taste? That’s different, too. Traditional ice cream is filled with air. Those aren’t fighting words, it’s just the truth. Normal old ice cream is churned to create a creamier texture, and plenty of people prefer it. But rolled ice cream is denser because the base itself crystalizes into a true “slab” of delectable calories. Remember the frozen yogurt craze? And then, acai? Well, chances are this will be the next big thing. Hey, these guys should know. The best part? Even if you’re cutting out sugar, or doing some crazy Whole 30 challenge, you can still get in on the action. “It’s just so satisfying to watch,” Fajardo said. Δ Hayley Thomas Cain can’t roll her r’s. She can be reached at hthomas@ newtimesslo.com. MORE FLAVOR on page 116

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H AYLEY’S BITES TIPTOE IN THE TULIPS Drooling: Farmstead Kitchen and Pelletiere Estate Winery in Paso Robles will present A Cal-Italia Wine Dinner this May 18 with such mouth-watering spring morsels as shrimp bisque shooters, Happy Acres herb chevre with spring veggies, lemon fava bean risotto, and smoked wild boar osso bucco (you may also want to check out their May 13 Mother’s Day brunch menu, too, featuring eggs benedict and more treats for momma). For more info, call (805) 369-2705 or email info@ farmsteadkitchenandcatering.com … Have you been out to Windmill Farms in Arroyo Grande lately? This scenic spot boasts a daily market with fresh produce, artisanal cheeses and bread, handmade pottery, and more. Stroll through the garden area and check out the succulent roses and sculptures (and don’t forget to peek inside the old barn; for hours go to windmillfarms. org) … The flowers are blooming and so is a refreshed venue: Now under new ownership, Sweet Springs Saloon in Los Osos has been remodeled and is ready to rock and roll. The doors are open, which means you can enjoy more live music, karaoke, grub, beer and cocktails!

CLINK CLINK Meet me in the backyard: A new beer garden dubbed The Backyard is coming to Paso Robles this fall. Slated to open in September 2018 next to Chubby Chandler’s Pizza at 1304 Railroad St., this forthcoming hangout represents one of many new and unique craft beer options offered north of the grade … Tiki terrific: Sidecar in downtown SLO is serving up new Tuesday tiki cocktail bowls big enough for two (no kidding—each drink comes with two straws, but you might need three to finish it) … Eureka! in downtown SLO has unveiled five new cocktails for spring: From luster dust to basil blossoms, habanero salt and rich garam masala syrup, these are a far from classic. Plus, the restaurant will celebrate Mother’s Day on May 12 and 13 with a MOM-osa sampler featuring four fresh squeezed juices: orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and house-made ginger lime … Libertine Brewing Co., which was born in Morro Bay and grew legs in San Luis Obispo, has just opened its third taproom in Avila Beach! Sip 10 Libertine brews on tap and revel in the wilder things in life (90 San Miguel St., Avila Beach; libertinebrewing.com).

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Learning is fun: Local Sommelier Jenna Cogdon is up to new tricks! Not only is the former SLO Station wine manager lending her skills to SLO Provisions and Blue Moon Over Avila—she’s also offering classes with the WineSneak. This May 14, learn all you can about French wines without feeling intimidated or confused (you’ll actually leave understanding the major wine-growing regions of France and their corresponding grapes, paired with a flight of six wines chosen by wine

director Mary Bradley). Get tickets at store.pismowineshop.com … Two local rosés just won big at the 2018 American Fine Wine Competition: Robert Hall Winery (Paso Robles; roberthallwinery.com) with their Rosé de Robles and Stolo Vineyards (Cambria; stolofamilyvineyards.com) with their 2017 rosé of pinot noir. Both took home double gold in the rosé category, and each year the invitation-only event only accepts up to 850 international wines to participate, so you could say this is kind of a big deal. Δ Hayley Thomas Cain is born to be wild. She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

H AYLEY’S P ICKS The wurst

Three years ago, Beda Schmidthues set out with a humble goal: To create a German-style pub where everyone could feel relaxed, even kids and dogs. Well, some might say he did the damn thing! If you’re a regular of this restaurant and beer joint, you’re probably more than familiar with Schmidthues himself (he’s known to chat with his customers, making his rounds with a glass of König Pilsener in hand). From juicy bratwurst to golden schnitzel, the Broad Street eatery has become known for stick-to-your-ribs comfort food paired with classic German beers and local craft beer and wine, too. But Schmidthues isn’t just a jolly guy with a love for sauerkraut: He’s somewhat of a German flavor ambassador. He may have taught you that a wiener schnitzel is not a hot dog; German Chocolate cake, although yummy, is not German at all; and that Germany is diverse, and so is its food. At Beda’s, that diversity is served hot on your plate: a mixture of flavors from all regions of Germany. You may not have tasted it before, but Schmidthues will quickly remind you that it’s still authentic German, born from his own clan’s family recipes tied to the Rhine Ruhr Valley near Holland. On May 19, you can raise a brew to Schmidthues’ unique addition to SLO’s food culture. From 1 to 10 p.m., savor happy hour all day and slurp a complimentary glass of bubbly at 3, 5, and 7 p.m. What do I personally love about Beda’s? Well, a lot of things. I love the goulash and the pretzel bun burger with fried egg. I dig the warm hospitality. I also really, really love that it’s not a sports bar (although World Cup soccer games are shown religiously on three televisions; call for viewing times). I just appreciate that you can chat with the guy or gal next to you and have a real conversation over a “boot” or a pint. If you can’t make the anniversary, no worries. Head in all May for two “thank you specials.” They include: two-for-one Tuesdays (buy one entree; get the second free) and Wurst Wednesdays, where you can snag a free bratwurst with any purchase. How many restaurants throw in a free brat with your brew? This is why some might say Beda’s is the best. Of course, Beda would say he’s “the absolute wurst!” I can’t argue with that. Beda’s Bierdarten is located at 3230 Broad St., No. #130, in San Luis Obispo and available for catering. For more information and hours, go to bedasbiergarten.com. Δ Hayley Thomas Cain is the absolute wurst. Send your loving sentiments via boot or email hthomas@newtimesslo.com.


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FILE NO. 2018-0903 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/2013) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RAY OF LIGHT MASSAGE, 365 Quintana Rd. Suite F-2, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Kaitlyn Hazel-Ray Crizer (766 Ramona Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kaitlyn Crizer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-30-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 0330-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0907 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TALLOW FORGE, 1510 Brighton Ave., Apt. 34, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Kevin Avila-Sanroman, Briana Dawnyae Avila-Sanroman (1510 Brighton Ave., Apt. 34, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Kevin Avila-Sanroman. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-30-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 03-30-23. April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0941 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/25/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DANDELION PAINTING, 1920 Casitas Ln., Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Jason Brandon Martinez (1920 Casitas Ln., Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jason Brandon Martinez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 04-03-23. April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0971 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/02/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: FERN + STONE, FERN AND STONE, 476 Rockview Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Britney Renee Scott (476 Rockview Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Britney Renee Scott. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-06-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. I. Diaz, Deputy. Exp. 04-06-23. April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0983 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WEBITEXTURE, 827 North Fifth St., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Anthony Sassano (35247 John Albert Drive, Madera, CA 93636), Steven Swaroop Gandham (3419 Glendive Court, Simi Valley, CA 93065). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Michael Anthony Sassano. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-06-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. I. Diaz, Deputy. Exp. 04-06-23. April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0993 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/09/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: UPRIGHT COMMERCIAL JANITORIAL, 7417 Santa Ysabel Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Tyler Ray Erpenbach (7417 Santa Ysabel Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tyler Erpenbach. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 04-09-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1004 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/09/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: K&J ENTERPRISES, 660 Shamrock Ln., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Kevin Duane Coomer, Jill Coomer (660 Shamrock Ln., Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Kevin Coomer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 0409-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1005 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KIM’S TRUCKING, 1210 Lupine Lane, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Kimberly A. Lehnhoff (1210 Lupine Lane, Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kimberly A. Lehnhoff. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. A. McCormick, Deputy. Exp. 04-09-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1012 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ICE HOUSE FISH COMPANY, 3979 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. Jessica Wilcox, Brad Wilcox (1583 Royal Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 ). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Jessica Wilcox. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-10-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 0410-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1034 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/07/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PREMIUM KUTS $ BLO, 940 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Norma Pauline Humes (722 Boysen Ave., Apt. 2, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Norma Pauline Humes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-12-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 04-12-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1013 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/10/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KUMA MOTORSPORTS, 1440 Country Hill Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. John Kuma, Toka Lynn Kuma (1440 Country Hill Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Toka Lynn Kuma. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-10-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-10-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-1035 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/22/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST TACOS, 967 Humbert Av., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Pedro Arias Lopez, Crescencio Hernandez Villar (967 Humbert Av., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Pedro Arias Lopez, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-12-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 0412-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1014 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/10/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LC STUDIO PERMANENT MAKEUP BY LETI, 1100 W. Grand Ave., Unit A, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Leticia V. Cuevas (1100 W. Grand Ave., Unit A, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Leticia Cuevas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-10-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. I. Diaz, Deputy. Exp. 04-10-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-1037 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/021/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: POLISHED NAIL STUDIO, 12 N. Ocean Ave., Ste. 132, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Christine Zenaida Arroyo (2181 Seaview Ave. Apt. C, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christine Arroyo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-12-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-12-23. May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1016 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/10/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST FORMULAS, 7575 Pinal Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Janet Bower Bruschi, Zachary John Bruschi, Marco Seth Bruschi (7575 Pinal Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Zachary Bruschi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-10-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Kramos, Deputy. Exp. 04-10-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-1038 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/12/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RED MOOSE COOKIE COMPANY, 2531 Village Lane Suites C & D, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Roger Merrill Wall (2531 Village Lane Suites C & D, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Roger Merrill Wall, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-1218. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 04-12-23. April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1018 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ORGANIZE ME, 1490 Via Alta Mesa, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Kendra Anne Terry (1490 Via Alta Mesa, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kendra Terry. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-10-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-10-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1029 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/05/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as: INTERIOR MOTIVES, 505 Castillo, Arroyo Grande, CA 934201420. San Luis Obispo County. J & D Enterprise (505 Castillo, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420-1420). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ J & D Enterprise, Jennifer Thompson, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-12-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 04-12-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-1041 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CREEKSIDE VETERINARY HOSPITAL, 1075 Rossi Rd. Ste. A, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Brian Minor DVM (5375 Winchester Pl., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brian Minor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-12-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. R. Parashis, Deputy. Exp. 04-12-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1044 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/12/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO HEATING & COOLING, 1365 21st Court, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Nathan Daniel Witzig (1365 21st Court, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Nathan Witzig. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-12-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-12-23. May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-1045 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BALI SOLUTIONS, 125 Hazel Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Mark Alan Gunter (125 Hazel Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Mark A. Gunter. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-13-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-13-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1047 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: H & CO HAIR LOUNGE, 774 Marsh Street 110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Holly Maurine Hopkins, Heidi Marie Hinkle (774 Marsh Street 110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Holly Hopkins, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-13-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 0413-23. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-1063 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/16/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MORRO BAY BAIL BONDS, AARDVARK BAIL BONDS, 297 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. San Luis Bail Bonds, Inc. (422 Kodiak, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ San Luis Bail Bonds, Inc., Larissa Langley-President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-16-23. April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1064 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HALCYON ENERGY SYSTEMS, LLC, 612 Eman Court, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Halcyon Energy Systems, LLC (612 Eman Court, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Halcyon Energy Systems, LLC, David J. McMillan-Managing Partner. This statement was filed with the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-16-18. I hereby certify that NAME STATEMENT this copy is a correct copy of the FILE NO. 2018-1050 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE statement on file in my office. (N/A) (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. New Filing D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 04-16-23. The following person is doing busi- April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018 ness as: TAQUERIA Y MARISCOS LA MISSION, 1000 Olive Street, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Ana I Mendez NAME STATEMENT Garcia (112 Myrtlewood Dr. C, Paso FILE NO. 2018-1068 Robles, CA 93447). This business TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE is conducted by An Individual /s/ (N/A) Ana I. Mendez Garcia. This stateNew Filing ment was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-13-18. I The following person is doing hereby certify that this copy is a business as: AMERICAN HANDYCONSTRUCTION, 1352 correct copy of the statement on MAN file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, 24th Street, Oceano, CA 93445. County Clerk. A. Bautista, Deputy. San Luis Obispo County. Martin Exp. 04-13-23. Karl Cooper (1352 24th Street, April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018 Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Martin Karl Cooper. This statement was filed with the County Clerk NAME STATEMENT of San Luis Obispo on 04-16-18. FILE NO. 2018-1053 I hereby certify that this copy is TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE a correct copy of the statement (03/01/2018) on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy New Filing The following person is doing busi- Gong, County Clerk. D. Chavez, ness as: VEST COAST, 1000 Monte- Deputy. Exp. 04-16-23. cito Road #3, Cayucos, CA 93430. April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018 San Luis Obispo County. Amy Laurie Armstrong (1000 Montecito Road FICTITIOUS BUSINESS #3, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by An Individual NAME STATEMENT /s/ Amy Armstrong. This statement FILE NO. 2018-1079 was filed with the County Clerk TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE of San Luis Obispo on 04-13-18. (N/A) I hereby certify that this copy is a New Filing correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, The following person is doing County Clerk. D. Chavez, Deputy. business as: RANCHO ORGANICS, 5555 W. Pozo Rd., Santa Exp. 04-13-23. Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018 Obispo County. Rancho Ecomar FICTITIOUS BUSINESS LLC (5555 W. Pozo Rd., Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This busiNAME STATEMENT ness is conducted by A CA Limited FILE NO. 2018-1057 liability Company /s/ Rancho EcoTRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE mar LLC, Miranda Joseph, Manag(04/16/2018) ing Member. This statement was New Filing The following person is doing filed with the County Clerk of San business as: PHRESH FOODS CO., Luis Obispo on 04-17-18. I hereby 981 Primavera Lane, Nipomo, CA certify that this copy is a correct 93444. San Luis Obispo County. copy of the statement on file in my Tara Yvonne Stumph (981 Primav- office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County era Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This Clerk. JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 04business is conducted by An Indi- 17-23. vidual /s/ Tara Stumph, Owner. This April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018 statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-16FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on NAME STATEMENT file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, FILE NO. 2018-1080 County Clerk. JF. Brown, Deputy. TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE Exp. 04-16-23. (04/17/2018) April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018 New Filing The following person is doing busiFICTITIOUS BUSINESS ness as: JENNIFER’S, 36 N. Ocean NAME STATEMENT Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430. San FILE NO. 2018-1060 Luis Obispo County. Jennifer L. TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE Barrett (1245 Little Morro Creek (01/01/2018) Road, Morro Bay, CA 93430). New Filing This business is conducted by An The following person is doing business as: TANGO TRADING COMPA- Individual /s/ Jennifer L. Barrett. NY, 113 Beachcomber Drive, Pismo This statement was filed with the Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County. Neil Davenport, Sona Dav- on 04-17-18. I hereby certify that enport (113 Beachcomber Drive, this copy is a correct copy of the Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This statement on file in my office. business is conducted by A Gen- (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. eral Partnership /s/ Neil Davenport, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 04-17-23. Partner. This statement was filed April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018 with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy » MORE of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. LEGAL NOTICES A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 04-16-23. ON PAGE 120 April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

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COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION NOTICE TO BIDDERS

» LEGAL NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 119

Notice is given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Clerk, 1055 Monterey Street, Room D-120, San Luis Obispo, California 93408 before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018 (“Bid Deadline”), for the following public works project: AVILA BEACH DRIVE BRIDGE SEISMIC RETROFIT AT SAN LUIS OBISPO CREEK AVILA BEACH, CA CONTRACT NO. 300456 FEDERAL AID PROJECT NO. BHLS-5949(136) Bids will be opened and declared by the County Clerk at 3:15 p.m. on the bid opening date at a public meeting at 1055 Monterey Street, Room D-120, San Luis Obispo, California 93408. Any bid received at the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo at or after 3:00 p.m. on the date specified above will not be accepted, and will be returned to the bidder unopened. Bids are required for the entire work described in the Contract Documents. The Bid package (also referred to herein as the “Contract Documents”) are posted on the County’s Purchasing website: http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/GS/Purchasing/Current_Formal_Bids_and_Proposals.htm Any changes, additions, or deletions to these Contract Documents will be in the form of written addenda issued by the County. Any addenda will be posted on the website. Prospective bidders must check the website for addenda or other relevant new information at up to 5:00 p.m. the day before the prescribed date/time for submittal of bids. The County is not responsible for the failure of any prospective bidder to receive such addenda. All addenda so issued shall become a part of this Bid. All bidders are required to acknowledge and confirm receipt of every addendum in their bid proposal. All bidder Requests for Information must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m., 5 business days prior to the bid opening date. Requests submitted after said date may not be considered. All questions pertaining to the content of this invitation to Bid must be made in writing through the Purchasing website. Questions and responses will be posted on the Purchasing website and can be viewed by accessing the Invitation to Bid located at the Purchasing website. The identity of the entity submitting the question will not be posted. The County reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of comments / questions that will be posted on the website. The bidder must have either a Class A license or a combination of class C licenses that make up a majority of the work at the time the Contract is awarded (Public Contract Code § 3300). When the bidder holds a combination of Class C licenses, all work to be performed outside of the bidder’s license specialties, except work that is incidental or supplemental to the licenses of the bidder, shall be performed by licensed Subcontractors in compliance with the Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 4100) of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code) Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 1771.1:

Contractor or Subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in the Bid Proposal, subject to the requirements A of Section 4104 of the Public Contract Code, or engage in the performance of this public works project, unless currently registered with the Department of Industrial Relations and qualified to perform work pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. It is not a violation of this section for an unregistered contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Section 7029.1 of the Business and Professions Code or by Section 10164 or 20103.5 of the Public Contract Code, provided the contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded.

This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.

The DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) Contract goal is 5 percent. For the federal training program, the number of trainees or apprentices is 1. Bids must be submitted under sealed cover plainly marked as a bid and identified with the project number, the date and time for receipt of sealed bids, and the name of the bidder. Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier’s check, or a bidder’s bond in favor of the County in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted total Bid. Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by County to ensure performance under the Contract or, in the alternative, request the County to make payment of retention to an escrow agent. The successful bidder will be required to furnish the County with payment and performance bonds, with each issued by a California admitted surety insurer equal to 100% of the Contract Price. Bidders must take necessary and reasonable steps to ensure that DBEs have opportunity to participate in the Contract (49 CFR 26). Pursuant to section 1770 et seq. of the California Labor Code, the Contractor and all Subcontractors shall pay not less than the prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations and comply with all applicable Labor Code provisions, which include, but are not limited to the employment of apprentices, the hours of labor, and the debarment of Contractors and Subcontractors. The Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates. Copies are available at the Office of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors or at the DIR website, http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD. Federal funds are being used on this project, and therefore, the Davis-Bacon Act (2 CFR part 200 Appendix II(D) and 29 CFR Part 5) apply. The Federal minimum wage rates for this project as predetermined by the United States Secretary of Labor are set forth in the Special Provisions. If there is a difference between the minimum wage rates predetermined by the Secretary of Labor and the prevailing wage rates determined to be applicable to this contract by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations for similar classifications of labor, the Contractor and Subcontractors shall pay not less than the higher wage rate. Notice of Requirement for Affirmative Action 1. The offeror’s or bidder’s attention is called to the “Equal Opportunity Clause” and the “Standard Federal Equal Employment Specifications” set forth herein. 2. The goals and timetables for minority and female participation, expressed in percentage terms for the Contractor’s aggregate workforce in each trade on all construction work in the covered area, are as follows: A.

Goals for minority participation for each trade: 24.6%

B.

Goals for female participation in each trade: 6.9%

These goals are applicable to all the Contractor’s construction work (whether or not it is Federal or federally assisted) performed in the covered area. If the contractor performs construction work in a geographical area located outside of the covered area, it shall apply the goals established for such geographical area where the work is actually performed. With regard to this second area, the contractor also is subject to the goals for both its federally involved and nonfederally involved construction. The Contractor’s compliance with the Executive Order and the regulations in 41 CFR part 60- 4 shall be based on its implementation of the Equal Opportunity Clause, specific affirmative action obligations required by the specifications set forth in 41 CFR 60-4.3(a), and its efforts to meet the goals. The hours of minority and female employment and training must be substantially uniform throughout the length of the contract, and in each trade, and the contractor shall make a good faith effort to employ minorities and women evenly on each of its projects. The transfer of minority or female employees or trainees from Contractor to Contractor or from project to project for the sole purpose of meeting the Contractor’s goals shall be a violation of the contract, the Executive Order and the regulations in 41 CFR part 60- 4. Compliance with the goals will be measured against the total work hours performed. 3. The Contractor shall provide written notification to the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs within 10 working days of award of any construction subcontract in excess of $10,000 at any tier for construction work under the contract resulting from this solicitation. The notification shall list the name, address and telephone number of the Subcontractor; employer identification number of the Subcontractor; estimated dollar amount of the Subcontract; estimated starting and completion dates of the Subcontract; and the geographical area in which the Subcontract is to be performed. 4. As used in this Notice, and in the contract resulting from this solicitation, the “covered area” is San Luis Obispo County, California. By order of the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo made this 3rd day of May, 2018. Tommy Gong County Clerk and Ex-officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors By /s/Sandy Currens Deputy Clerk May 10, 2018

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LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1085 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/07/2001) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CABALES SMALL FAMILY HOME, 721 Honey Grove Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Cindy Cabales (721 Honey Grove Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Cindy Cabales. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-1818. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-18-23. April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1086 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DIVINE THAI CUISINE, 511A West Grand Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Robert Jay Tinder (805 Nice Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Robert Tinder. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-18-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. A. McCormick, Deputy. Exp. 04-18-23. April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

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Palsy of SLO County (3620 Sacramento Drive, Suite 201, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ United Cerebral Palsy of SLO County, Mark T. Schaffer, Director. This statement was filed with the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-20-18. I hereby certify that NAME STATEMENT this copy is a correct copy of the FILE NO. 2018-1093 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. (04/18/2018) J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 04-20-23. New Filing The following person is doing April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018 business as: AURIGNAC & ASSOFICTITIOUS BUSINESS CIATES, 762 Higuera Street, Suite 201, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. NAME STATEMENT San Luis Obispo County. Anthony FILE NO. 2018-1111 Albert Aurignac (762 Higuera TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE Street, Suite 201, San Luis Obispo, (N/A) CA 93401). This business is conNew Filing ducted by An Individual /s/ Anthony The following person is doing Aurignac. This statement was filed business as: LILA CREATIVE COMwith the County Clerk of San Luis MUNITY, 1147 East Grand Ave., ArObispo on 04-18-18. I hereby cer- royo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis tify that this copy is a correct copy Obispo County. Lori Anne Grillias of the statement on file in my office. (1393 Sierra Drive, Arroyo Grande, (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. CA 93420). This business is conC. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-18-23. ducted by An Individual /s/ Lori May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018 Grillias, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Luis Obispo on 04-20-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct NAME STATEMENT copy of the statement on file in my FILE NO. 2018-1104 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Christensen, Deputy. Exp. (N/A) 04-20-23. New Filing The following person is doing busi- May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018 Obispo on 04-18-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 04-18-23. April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

ness as: THE TEMPLETON CHALLENGE, 525 Santa Rita Road, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Wayne Whelan, Trustee (4095 Phoenix Street, Concord, CA 94521). This business is conducted by A Trust /s/ Wayne Whelan, Trustee. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-19-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 04-19-23. April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1151 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/25/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SUBWAY3383, 158 Higuera St. D, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Rathore Inc. (1140 Old Mill Ln, Santa Maria, CA 93455). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Rathore Inc., Gagandeep Singh, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-25-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-25-23. May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1154 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WEYRICK LUMBER,WEYRICK SAND & GRAVEL, WEYRICK SUPPLY, MOORE MILL & LUMBER, WEYRICK TRUCKING, WCI TRUCKING, WEYRICK COMPANIES, INC., 280 Championship Lane, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Weyrick Companies, Inc. (280 Championship Lane, Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Weyrick Companies, Inc., Colin Weyrick, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-2518. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 04-25-23. May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-1113 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/20/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ILLUME INTERIORS, 418 Peachtree Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Jordan Marin Meznarich (418 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Peachtree Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conductNAME STATEMENT ed by An Individual /s/ Jordan Marin FILE NO. 2018-1089 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Meznarich. This statement was filed TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS with the County Clerk of San Luis NAME STATEMENT (03/20/2018) FILE NO. 2018-1156 New Filing Obispo on 04-20-18. I hereby cerNAME STATEMENT The following person is doing busiTRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE tify that this copy is a correct copy FILE NO. 2018-1109 ness as: BROAD STREET PUBLIC (N/A) TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE of the statement on file in my office. HOUSE, 3590 Broad St. #100, San New Filing (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. (04/01/2018) Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis The following person is doing J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 04-20-23. New Filing Obispo County. CCS Management, business as: ABODE CENTRAL April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018 Inc. (785 Quintana Rd. #134, Morro The following person is doing busiCOAST, 1995 San Luis Drive, San Bay, CA 93442). This business is ness as: RIDE-ON, ARTS FOR LIVFICTITIOUS BUSINESS Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ ING, VETERANS EXPRESS, 3620 Obispo County. Erin Marie Mott CCS Management, William Cody, Sacramento Drive, Suite 201, San NAME STATEMENT (1995 San Luis Drive, San Luis President. This statement was filed Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis FILE NO. 2018-1123 Obispo, CA 93401). This business with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo County. United Cerebral TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE is conducted by An Individual /s/ (01/02/2018) Erin M. Mott. This statement was New Filing filed with the County Clerk of San The following person is doing Luis Obispo on 04-25-18. I hereby business as: MID STATE COASTAL certify that this copy is a correct PROPERTIES, 865 Charles St., copy of the statement on file in my Notice of PUBLIC HEARING – June 5, 2018 Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Obispo County. Mid State Proper- Clerk. A. McCormick, Deputy. Exp. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBERS ties Inc. (865 Charles St., Grover 04-25-23. SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA Beach, CA 93433). This business May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018 is conducted by A CA CorporaCounty Service Area 10 – Cayucos tion /s/ Mid State Properties Inc., FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Shannon Martin, President. This Proposal to Add New Services NAME STATEMENT statement was filed with the County FILE NO. 2018-1158 Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-23Description. On June 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of 18. I hereby certify that this copy TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, County is a correct copy of the statement New Filing on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California, the County Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, The following person is doing Board of Supervisors (Board) will consider the adoption business as: CENTRAL COAST Deputy. Exp. 04-23-23. CUSTOM PACKAGING – C3P, C3P of a resolution of application to the San Luis Obispo April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018 – CENTRAL COAST CUSTOM PACKLocal Agency Formation Commission to add the following AGING, 880 Via Esteban Suite B, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS new services to County Service Area 10 (CSA 10): Fire San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San NAME STATEMENT Luis Obispo County. CRS West, Inc. Protection. Said resolution, along with a plan for services, FILE NO. 2018-1126 (880 Via Esteban Suite B, San Luis will be considered by the Board at said hearing pursuant TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE Obispo, CA 93401). This business to Government Code Sections 56824.10 et seq, and Section (N/A) is conducted by A CA Corporation New Filing /s/ CRS West, Inc., Anton A. West56824.12. These new services are being proposed so that The following person is doing busi- brook, President. This statement the County will have the ability to administer the resources ness as: COLONY MARKET AND was filed with the County Clerk of the Cayucos Fire Protection District (CFPD), and provide DELI, 6040 El Camino Real, Atas- of San Luis Obispo on 04-25-18. cadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obis- I hereby certify that this copy is the appropriate services to CSA 10, as the successor of the po County. C.Sky Developments a correct copy of the statement CFPD pending its dissolution by the San Luis Obispo - Local (5225 Ensenada Ave., Atascadero, on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy CA 93422). This business is con- Gong, County Clerk. JF. Brown, Agency Formation Commission. ducted by A CA Limited Liability Deputy. Exp. 04-25-23. Company /s/ C.Sky Developments, May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018 County Service Area 10 encompasses the community of Shayne Wemple-Member. This Cayucos, and is located along the northern coast of San statement was filed with the County FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Luis Obispo County just off Highway One. Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-23NAME STATEMENT 18. I hereby certify that this copy Public Hearing. A public hearing is scheduled for June 5, FILE NO. 2018-1164 is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers in (06/26/2013) Gong, County Clerk. D. Chavez, San Luis Obispo at the County Government Center located New Filing Deputy. Exp. 04-23-23. The following person is doing busiat the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018 ness as: SLO NATURAL FOODS COAvailable Information. The Staff Report and various FICTITIOUS BUSINESS OP, SLO NATURAL FOODS, 4324 Victoria Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA attachments for the June 5, 2018 hearing are scheduled to be NAME STATEMENT 93401. San Luis Obispo County. available for review by May 30, 2018. These documents can FILE NO. 2018-1135 Natrual Foods Co-Op of San Luis TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE Obispo, Inc. (2494 Victoria Ave., be downloaded from our website at www.slocounty.ca.gov (N/A) San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This at no cost or may be viewed on-line at the Atascadero, New Filing business is conducted by A CA Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, Nipomo, Morro Bay, SLO City/ The following person is doing Corporation /s/ Natural Foods business as: PLATA HANDYMAN Co-Op of San Luis Obispo, Inc., AiCounty Libraries and the SLO Law Library. SERVICES, 676 Orlando Drive, mee Wyatt, Director and CEO. This Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis statement was filed with the County Contact. Lisa Howe, Administrative Analyst at (805) 781-5011 Obispo County. Noe Plata Reynoso, Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-25or by email at lhowe@co.slo.ca.us, 1055 Monterrey Street, Miriam Vanessa Plata (676 Orlando 18. I hereby certify that this copy D-430, San Luis Obispo CA, 93408. Drive, Cambria, CA 93428). This is a correct copy of the statement business is conducted by A Married on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Couple /s/ Noe Plata Reynoso. This Gong, County Clerk. A. Bautista, Dated: May 8, 2018 statement was filed with the County Deputy. Exp. 04-25-23. Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-23- May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018 TOMMY GONG 18. I hereby certify that this copy County Clerk-Recorder and is a correct copy of the statement Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. A. McCormick, » MORE By: /s/Sandy Currens Deputy. Exp. 04-23-23. LEGAL NOTICES May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018

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Notice of Sheriff’s Sale of Real Property (CCP 701.540)

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PLAINTIFF/PETITIONER: Ken Barrette and Mary Barrette DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT: Fred Van Scyoc and Belinda Van Scyoc COURT CASE NUMBER: CV120365 LEVYING OFFICER FILE NUMBER: 2017003230 DATE: 03/27/2018 Under a Writ of Execution Issued out of the above court on 11/08/2017, on the Judgment rendered on 12/16/2013. For the sum of $315,241.82; I have levied upon all the rights, title, and interest of the judgment debtor(s), Belinda Van Scyoc, Fred Van Scyoc In the real property, in the county of San Luis Obispo, described as follows: 915 Nine Oaks Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444, PARCEL A OF PARCEL MAP NO. CO-84-174, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, FILED FOR RECORD MAY 30, 1985 IN BOOK 37, PAGE 48 OF PARCEL MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. A.P.N. 091-421-020 Minimum Bid Amount (if applicable): $0.00 PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS SHOULD REFER TO SECTIONS 701.510 to 701.680, INCLUSIVE, OF THE CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE FOR PROVISIONS GOVERNING THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND EFFECT OF THE SALE AND THE LIABILITY OF DEFAULTING BIDDERS. PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I will proceed to sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash in lawful money of the United States, all the rights, title, and interest of said judgment debtor(s) in the above described property, or so much thereof as may be necessary to satisfy said execution, with accrued interest and costs on: 5/24/2018 at 11:00am in San Luis Obispo Courthouse, 1050 Monterey Street, Room 236. Directions to the property location can be obtained from the levying officer upon oral or written request. Ian S. Parkinson, Sheriff /s/ T. Rudman, Sheriff’s Authorized Agent LIENS MAY BE PRESENT WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT SURVIVE THIS LEVY. Attorney for Petitioner: Glick Haupt Marino LLP, 1315 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 April 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the Pismo Beach Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting at City Hall, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach California in the Council Chamber for the following purpose: Public Hearing Agenda: A. Address: 306 Seaview Avenue Applicant: Jim and Carol Weisenstein Project No: P18-000012 Description: A Coastal Development Permit and Architectural Review Permit for the demolition of an existing 2,223 square-foot single family residence to be replaced with a new 3,071 square-foot two-story single family residence including a two car garage. The project is located in the Shell Beach (H) Planning Area and R-1 (Single Family Residential, 1983 Code) Zoning District. The project is located inside the Coastal Zone and is appealable to the Coastal Commission. APN 010-353-004. B. Address: 136 Addie Street Applicant: John King Project No: P18-000020 Description: Coastal Development Permit for the demolition of 125 square-feet from a legal non-conforming vacation rental with structural connections to existing and new supports. Installation of new 1 hour rated fire wall at property line, new roofing and underside floor improvements. The project is located in the Mixed Residential District, Downtown Core Planning Area ‘K’ of the General Plan, Zoned R-4, Hotel-Motel and Visitor Serving Zoning District. The project is located inside the Coastal Zone and is appealable to the Coastal Commission. APN 005-163-028. C. Address: 790 Lemoore Street Applicant: Terry Houchin Project No: P17-000091 Description: Coastal Development Permit for the construction of a new 3,861 square-foot residence with a 1,764 square-foot basement/garage and a 467 square-foot accessory dwelling unit on a vacant lot with a slope in excess of 20%.The project is located in the Single-Family Residential (R1) Zone of the Pismo Heights Planning Area.The project is located in the Coastal Zone and is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission. APN: 005-017-028 D. Address: Citywide Applicant: City of Pismo Beach Project No: P18-000028 Description: Draft General Plan Circulation Element Update / Local Coastal Plan Amendment and Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND).The City’s 2018 Circulation Element Update Goals and Policies will provide the overall direction the City desires in planning and implementing the expansion of the circulation system to meet the changing travel demands of the community. The guiding and implementing policies presented in this report reflect the City’s vision for a comprehensive circulation system that is safe and efficient for pedestrians, bicycles, trucks, automobiles, and public transportation. E. Address: 60 Valley View Applicant: Carl & Dianne Brooks Project No: P17-000075 Description: Administrative Development Permit for the construction of a new 775 square-foot deck on a slope greater than 30% behind an existing single-family residence. The project is being referred from a Staff Level Review to the Planning Commission. The project is located in SingleFamily Low-Density Residential (RSL) Zone (1998 Zoning) of the Pismo Oaks Planning Area. The project is located outside the Coastal Zone and is not appealable to the Coastal Commission. APN 005-287-007. F. Address: 1127 Shell Beach Road Applicant: Adam Lee Project No: P17-000097 Description: Coastal Development Permit and Sign Permit for the conversion of a nonconforming residential use to a restaurant use with the addition of approximately 850 square feet of outdoor dining and waiting area, 200 square feet of interior dining and waiting area, and related improvements. A new roof-mounted sign and the rehabilitation of an existing pole sign will be considered. The project is located in the Retail Commercial (C-1) Zone (1983 Zoning) of the Shell Beach Planning Area. The project is located inside the Coastal Zone and is not appealable to the Coastal Commission. APNs 010-281-085, -06, -087, & -088. G. Address: 182 Seacliff Applicant: Richard Mittry Project No: P18-000031 Description: Coastal Development Permit for the demolition of an existing residence and construction of a new 3,061 square-foot single-family residence. The project is located in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) Zone (1983 Zoning) of the St. Andrews Planning Area. The project is located in the Coastal Appeal Zone and is appealable to the California Coastal Commission. APN: 010-505-013 You have a right to comment on these projects and their effect on our community. Interested persons are invited to appear at the hearing or otherwise express their views and opinions regarding the proposed projects. An opportunity will be presented at the hearing for verbal comments. Written comments are also welcomed at the hearing or prior to the hearing. Written comments prepared prior to the hearing may be submitted to the Planning Division by mail or hand-delivery at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, by fax at (805) 773-4684, or by email at eperez@pismobeach.org. Staff reports, plans and other information related to these projects are available for public review at the Community Development Department, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA. The meeting agenda and staff report will be available no later than the Friday before the meeting and may be obtained at City Hall or by visiting www.pismobeach.org. The Planning Commission meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20 and streamed on the City’s website. PLEASE NOTE: If you challenge the action taken on these items in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Pismo Beach at, or prior to, the public hearing. Further information on the above items may be obtained from or viewed at the Planning Division Office at City Hall, or by telephone at (805) 773-4658, or by emailing Elsa Perez, Administrative Secretary at eperez@pismobeach.org. Elsa Perez, CMC, Administrative Secretary May 10, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the Pismo Beach City Council will hold a public hearing at City Hall, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach California in the Council Chamber for the following purpose: PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA: Address: Citywide Applicant: City of Pismo Beach Description: Receive public comments and adopt a resolution ma ing certain findings, and approving updated Parking Fees, new Chapman Estate Fees, and new July 4th Fees effective on May 15, 2018, and adding to the existing fee schedule adopted by Resolution R-2015-036. You have a right to comment on these projects and their effect on our community. Interested persons are invited to appear at the hearing or otherwise express their views and opinions regarding the proposed projects. An opportunity will be presented at the hearing for verbal comments. Written comments are also welcomed at the hearing or prior to the hearing. Written comments prepared prior to the hearing may be submitted to the City Cler ’s Office by mail or hand-delivery at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, by fax at (805) 773-7006, or by email at citycouncil@pismobeach.org. Staff reports, plans and other information related to these projects are available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office, 760 attie oad, Pismo each, C . he meeting agenda and staff report will be available no later than the hursday before the meeting and may be obtained at City Hall or by visiting www.pismobeach.org. he Council meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20 and streamed on the City’s website. PLEASE NOTE: If you challenge the action taken on these items in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Pismo Beach at, or prior to, the public hearing. Further information on the above items may be obtained from or viewed at the City Cler ’s Office at City Hall, or by telephone at (805) 773-4657, or by emailing Erica Inderlied, City Clerk, at einderlied@pismobeach.org.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WHO:

WHAT: A request by West Coast Organix to establish a nonstorefront cannabis dispensary (mobile delivery). The dispensary will operate from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., seven days a week. The proposed project is located in an existing structure and will result in no new site disturbance on the 2,200 square-foot site in the Commercial Service land use category. The project site is located at 712 Fiero Lane #29, approximately 1,200 feet west of the Broad Street/Highway 227, and is adjacent to the City of San Luis Obispo. The project site is within the San Luis Obispo Urban Area of the San Luis Obispo Planning Area. County File Number: DRC2017-00112 APN: 076-413-029 Supervisorial District: 3 ated Accepted: January 24, 2018 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: A copy of the staff report will be available on the Planning Department website, www.sloplanning.org. You may contact Steven Orozco, Project Manager, in the San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California 93408 via phone (805) 788-2084 or email sorozco@co.slo.ca.us TO REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: An applicant or an interested party may request a public hearing on this matter. To do so, send a letter/email to Nicole Retana using the following: nretana@co.slo.ca.us, or 976 Osos St. Room 200, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 by Friday, May 25, 2018. The letter/email MUST include the language “I would like to request a hearing on this matter.” WHERE: The hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey St., 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 hearing all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION: This project is exempt from CEQA **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.** DATED: May 8, 2018 NICOLE RETANA, SECRETARY

Erica Inderlied, City Clerk

COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT HEARINGS

May 3 & 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING/ TENTATIVE ACTION WHO:

County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing.

WHAT: A request by Jeffrey and Ronda Lentz for a Minor Use Permit/ Coastal Development Permit (DRC2017-00060) to allow an approximate 475 square-foot addition to an existing 1,976 square-foot residence. The addition includes a new stair and ramp to a proposed 1,258 square-foot roof deck. The project will result in the disturbance of approximately 600 square feet on the 10,975 square-foot parcel. The proposed project is within the Residential Single Family land use category and is located at 610 Warren Road, approximately 1,100 feet northwest of Ardath and Madison Street intersection, within the community of Cambria. The site is in Coastal Zone and the North Coast planning area. Also to be considered is the environmental determination for the project. A mitigated negative declaration was issued on May 1, 2018. WHEN: Friday, June 15, 2018 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.

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING BRIEF TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018 AT 9:00 AM. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT 1.

Consent Agenda – Item Nos. 1-23 & Resolution (Res.) No. 2018-91 through 2018-99, approved as amended.

2.

Public Comment Period - matters not on the agenda: J. Kallen; E. Greening; A. Iftiniuk; S. Dodd; C. Roplogle; B. DiFatta; A. Villia & L. Owen: speak. No action taken.

3.

Res. 2018-100, denying the appeal of W. D. Wrightson, affirming the decision of the Planning Dept Hearing Officer, denying the application of W. D. Wrightson for Minor Use Permit (MUP)/ Coastal Development Permit (CDP) DRC2017-00063, property located at 94 Bakersfield, Cayucos, adopted as amended.

4.

Res. 2018-101, denying the appeal of C. Snyder, affirming the decision of the Planning Dept Hearing Officer, denying the application of C. Snyder for MUP/CDP DRC2017-00037, property located at 626 Pacific Ave, Cayucos, adopted.

5.

Closed Session. Anticipated Litigation: No of potential cases: 3. Significant exposure to litigation: No of potential cases: 3. Existing litigation: PG&E’s 2017 General Rate Case A: 15-09-001; Application Filed by PG&E for Retirement of Diablo Canyon Power Plant A: 16-08-006; PG&E’s 2015 Nuclear Decommissioning Cost Triennial Proceeding, A.16-03-006; Friends of Oceano Dunes, et al. v. CA Coastal Commission et. al. 2:17-CV-8733; Friends of Oceano Dunes, et al. v. CA Coastal Commission, et al.: 17CV-0576; Mesa Community Alliance v. CA Dept. of Parks & Rec, et al.: 14CV-0096. 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. Personnel re: Public Employee Appointment for the Position Planning & Builiding Director. Report out. Open Session.

6.

Presentations: “Bike to School Day” on May 9th & “Bike to Work Day” on May 18th by SLO Rideshare, rec’d; Res. 2018-102, recognizing May as “National Foster Care Month & Res. 2018103, proclaiming May 16-12 as “National Correctional Officers & Employees Week”, adopted.

7.

Res. 2018-104, 4th amended resolution of intention to surplus & sell county-owned real property at 900 Main Street in Cambria, adopted & rescheduled hearing to 07/17/18.

8.

Res. 2018-105, denying the appeal C. & L. Doyle, affirming the decision of the Planning Dept Hearing Officer, approving (based on associated conditions) the application of C. & L. Doyle for MUP/CDP DRC2016-00093 & affirms the decision of the Planning Dept Hearing Officer to adopt denial findings for the proposed residential vacation rental use, property located at 2759 Rodman Dr, Cabrillo Estates, Los Osos, adopted as amended.

County File Number: DRC2017-00060 Supervisorial District: District 2 Assessor Parcel Number: 023-024-010 Date Accepted: 04/17/2018 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 hearing 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 Schani Siong, 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: 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, June 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC2017-00060.” 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: If the County approves this project, that action may be eligible for appeal to the California Coastal Commission. Appeals must be filed in writing as provided by Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance Section 23.01.043. Nicole Retana, Secretary, Planning Department Hearing May 10, 2018

San Luis Obispo County Planning Department Hearings

WHEN: Friday, June 1, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. (All items are advertised for 9:00 a.m. To find out the agenda placement call the Planning Department at 781-5600.)

Meeting Adjourned. Tommy Gong, County Clerk-Recorder and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors By: /s/ Annette Ramirez, Deputy Clerk May 10, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1173 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/10/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BETTER LOOK MEDICAL IMAGING, 3592 Sacramento Dr., Suite 110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Vue Imaging (3940-7336 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Vue Imaging, Michlynn Sterling, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-27-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-27-23. May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1177 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/27/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: EL CAMPO FOODS DIST, 1057 Camino Caballo, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jose Nateras (1057 Camino Caballo, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ jose Nateras. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-27-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-27-23. May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1183 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/23/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ROSE GARDEN INN, ROSE GARDEN INN SAN LUIS OBISPO, 1585 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. JBM SLO, LLC (1585 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ JBM SLO, LLC, Alan Reay, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-30-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-30-23. May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1184 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/30/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TWIN CREEKS VINEYARD AND CASITA, 745 Twin Creeks Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Robert M. Reid, Trudi Dionne-Reid (741 Twin Creeks Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Robert Reid. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-30-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 04-30-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1185 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/30/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MOON SPA, 12324 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Ji Qingxia (11325 Los Osos Valley Rd., Apt. B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ji Qingxia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-30-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 04-30-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1186 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DILECTA WINES, 7970 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Dilecta, Inc. (5970 W. 2nd St., #6, Los Angeles, CA 90036). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Dilecta, Inc., Steve Sellers, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-30-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 04-30-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1199 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: REVAMPED FURNITURE AND ART SALES, 263 N. Frontage Road #B16, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. George Glen Last, Lisa Kay Last (150 S. 13th St. #G, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ George Last, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-01-18. 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. 0501-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1205 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PINK TACO SAUCE, 1643 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Max Edward Schellentrager (1643 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Max Schellentrager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-01-18. 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. 05-01-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1208 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/02/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HAPY BISTRO, 821 Oak Park Blvd., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Hapy Inc. (1218 S. Blosser Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93458). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Hapy Inc., Nabil Issa Fadel, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-02-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 05-02-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-1187 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RECWAY, 2161 Broad St. Ste. D, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Warren Neal (1302 Peach St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Warren Neal. This statement was filed with the FICTITIOUS BUSINESS County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-30-18. I hereby certify NAME STATEMENT that this copy is a correct copy FILE NO. 2018-1209 of the statement on file in my of- TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE fice. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County (04/16/2018) New Filing Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. The following person is doing busi04-30-23. ness as: TNA ENTERPRISES, 180 May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018 S. Alpine St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Troy Byron Woods (180 S. Alpine St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). NAME STATEMENT This business is conducted by An FILE NO. 2018-1193 individual /s/ Troy Byron Woods. TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo (N/A) on 05-02-18. I hereby certify that New Filing The following person is doing this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) business as: HARRIS VENTURES Tommy Gong, County Clerk. J. UNLIMITED, 124 Marian Way, Pis- Goble, Deputy. Exp. 05-02-23. mo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018 Obispo County. Jerry Allen Harris (124 Marian Way, Pismo Beach, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS CA 93449), Laura Elaine Harris NAME STATEMENT (PO Box 904, Pismo Beach, CA FILE NO. 2018-1213 93448). This business is conduct- TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE ed by A Married Couple /s/ Jerry (N/A) A. Harris, Owner. This statement New Filing The following person is doing was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-01-18. business as: PASO PILOT, 2401-6 Branch Creek Cir, Paso Robles, CA I hereby certify that this copy is 93446. San Luis Obispo County. a correct copy of the statement Amelia K. Wagoner (2401-6 Branch on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Creek Cir, Paso Robles, CA 93446). Gong, County Clerk. A. Bautista, This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Amelia K. Wagoner. Deputy. Exp. 05-01-23. This statement was filed with the May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018 County Clerk of San Luis Obispo 05-02-18. I hereby certify that FICTITIOUS BUSINESS on this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) NAME STATEMENT Tommy Gong, County Clerk. A. McFILE NO. 2018-1198 Cormick, Deputy. Exp. 05-02-23. TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018 (02/28/2018) New Filing FICTITIOUS BUSINESS The following person is doing NAME STATEMENT business as: MISSIONS STORFILE NO. 2018-1216 AGE CENTERS, 3045 Duncan Ln., TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San (09/12/2016) Luis Obispo County. Palm Desert New Filing Self Storage Group, LLC (3600 The following person is doing business as: LAS DELICIAS DE ZACATEWilshire Blvd., Suite 720, Los Angeles, CA 90010). This busi- CAS, 12304 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San ness is conducted by A CA Lim- Luis Obispo County. Ana L. Rodarte, ited Liability Corporation /s/ Palm Fredy Caldera Candelas (1233 CorDesert Self Storage Group, LLC, al St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). James C. Kim, Managing Member. This business is conducted by A This statement was filed with the Married Couple /s/ Ana L. Rodarte, County Clerk of San Luis Obispo Owner. This statement was filed on 05-01-18. I hereby certify that with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-02-18. I hereby certhis copy is a correct copy of the tify that this copy is a correct copy statement on file in my office. of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 05-01-23. A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 05-02-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018 May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-1217 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST WELDING, INC., 2383 Florence Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Central Coast Welding, Inc. (2383 Florence Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Central Coast welding, Inc., Kris Kroll, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 05-03-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1224 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SPORTSMAN’S COUNTRY OUTDOORS, 4445 San Jacinto Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Colby David Thompson (4445 San Jacinto Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Colby Thompson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-03-18. 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. 05-03-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1228 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WEDMISTON PUBLISHING, 2236 Kittiwake Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Wayne Ralph Edmiston (2236 Kittiwake Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Wayne Ralph Edmiston. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 05-03-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1230 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ADVANCED MARKETING CONSULTANTS, 2766 Silver Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 934205320. San Luis Obispo County. Siljax Real Estate, Inc. (2766 Silver Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 934205320). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Siljax Real Estate, Inc., Keli Silva-JacksonPresident. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 05-03-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1233 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/17/2005) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KONIG MEDIA, 299 Cayucos Drive, Suite B, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Konig Media, LLC (299 Cayucos Drive, Suite B, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Konig Media, Leslie Joe Koenig II, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-03-18. 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. 05-03-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-1235 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/16/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: L AND C EVENT DECOR, 655 Sequoia Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Elisabeth Tanore, Clifford Tanore (655 Sequoia Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Elisabeth Tanore. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-04-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 05-04-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-1236 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PIZMO CAFE, 270 Pomeroy Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Leng & Family, Inc. (270 Pomeroy Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Leng & Family, Inc., Natthaphong Lengsrichaem, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-0418. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Anwood, Deputy. Exp. 05-04-23. May 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2018

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: EDITH M. SARMENTO CASE NUMBER: 18PR - 0127

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in

LEGAL NOTICES the will or estate, or both, of: EDITH M. SARMENTO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SANDRA E. PLAKE in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that SANDRA E. PLAKE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: June 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm St., 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

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: TOMMY RAY VAUGHN CASE NUMBER: 18PR - 0129

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: TOMMY RAY VAUGHN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MELANIE HELGESON in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that MELANIE HELGESON 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: June 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm St., 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. Attorney for Petitioner: Patricia M. Scoles 1104 Vine Street, Suite B Paso Robles, CA 93446 May 10, 17, & 24, 2018

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BARBARA J. HANCOCK CASE NUMBER: 18PR0078

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: BARBARA J. HANCOCK A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: KRISTINE ABNEY in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: KRISTINE ABNEY 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

LEGAL NOTICES 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: Date: June 5, 2018 Time: 9:00 A.M. in Dept.: 9 Address of Court: Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 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 a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a 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 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: EDWARD E. ATTALA, ESQ. 1502 Higuera St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-543-1212 By: /s/ M. Zepeda, Deputy Clerk May 3, 10, 17, 2018

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: HELEN IRENE GREGORY CASE NUMBER: 18PR0113

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: HELEN IRENE GREGORY A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: James Dean Gregory and Tracy Lynn Curtis in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: James Dean Gregory and Tracy Lynn Curtis be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: June 5, 2018 Time: 9:00 A.M. in Dept.: 9 Address of Court: Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 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 deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of Letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.

LEGAL NOTICES 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 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: EDWARD E. ATTALA, ESQ. 1502 Higuera St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-543-1212 By: /s/ M. Zepeda, Deputy Clerk April 26, May 3, 10, 2018

NOTICE OF RECEIVERS’S PROPOSED SALE OF REAL PROPERTY SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO CASE NO. 16CV 0618

CONNIE JEAN McCLEAN AND JAMES CLARENCE McCLEAN, Plantiffs vs. AMY ELIZABETH HENRY, JOHN FREDRICK HENRY, JULIA ANN JOHNSTON, and CLYDE GENE JOHNSTON, as individuals, and JULIA ANN JOHNSTON AND CYLDE GENE JOHNSTON, as Trustees of the JULIA ANN JOHNSTON REVOVABLE LIVING TRUST and JOHNSTON FAMILY TRUST, est. 12/13/04, and all persons unknown claiming any interest in the property, named as DOES 1 to 10, inclusive, Defendants.

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY

Notice is given that undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to sections 21701-21716 of the Business and Professions Code, Section 2328 of the Commercial Code, Section 515 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. Main Mini Storage located at 1380 Santa Ynez Ave., 2000 Mt. View Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402, will sell by competitive bidding ending on or after May 22nd, 2018 on or after 10:00 A.M., property in storage units. Auction is to be held online at www.storagetreasures. com. Property to be sold includes, but is not limited to: Bookshelves, dressers, washers & dryers, desks, beds, tables and chairs, bed frames, mattresses, kitchen utensils, kitchenware, pots and pans, appliances, furnishings, clothing, household items, luggage, cabinets, sporting equipment, fishing gear, camping gear, tools, computers, monitors, printers, toys, office furniture, personal items, possible collectibles/antiques and boxed items contents unknown. Also there will be a live auction for the sale of a 2006 Dodge, VIN# 2D4GV57236H410545, CA Lic. 5WBD788 to be sold on 05/22/2018 at 10:00 by Main Mini Storage at 1380 Santa Ynez Avenue, Los Osos, CA 93402. Items belonging to the following: LOS OSOS Jason Poelman, 10x20 Natalie Whelchel, 10x25 James L. Pickens, 10x20 Jeremiah Specker, 8x10 Celene Sanchez, 5x5 Sandy L. Ybarra, 5x10

Date: May 23, 2018; Time: 9:00 a.m.; Dept.: 9; Address of Court: Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. Purchases must be paid for at time of sale in CASH ONLY. All purNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that chased items sold as is, where is. Edward E. Attala, as Receiver ap- Items must be removed at the time pointed in the above-captioned of sale. Sale is subject to cancelproceeding, will sell under the lation in the event of settlement beterms and conditions hereinafter tween owner and obligated party. mentioned, subject to confirmation Advertiser reserves the right to bid. by the Court on May 23, 2018, at Dated this day 3rd day of May 9:00 a.m. in Department 9, located 2018. at County Government Center, 1035 Palm Street, San Luis Obis- Auction by StorageTreasures.com po, California, the following real Phone (855)722-8853 property know as 480 Rim Rock Main Mini Storage (805) 528-7864 Road, Nipomo, County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, APN Ad to run May 10th and May 17th, 090-043-047 and more particularly 2018. described as follows (hereinafter NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S referred to as the “PROPERTY”): PROPERTY TO BE SOLD “THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THAT CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS PARCEL 2 OF PARCEL MAP NO. CO 99-0308 IN THE COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP RECORDED AUGUST 16, 2001 IN BOOK 55, PAGE 84 OF PARCEL MAPS IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY.” APN: 090-043-047 The proposed sale is subject to current unpaid taxes, covenants and conditions, restrictions, reservations, rights, right of way, easements of record and existing encumbrances of record except as otherwise provided. The proposed sale price is $975,000.00. The Receiver’s suggested initial minimum overbid is $980,000.00 with a minimum nonrefundable down payment of three percent (3%) of the purchase price upon Court confirmation. The remaining purchase price shall be paid in cash on close of escrow which shall not be later than thirty (30) days after this hearing. The Receiver retains the right to qualify and reject any and all bids. The sale is made without representations or warranties (except as to title) and is considered an “As-Is” sale. All due diligence shall be completed by prospective bidders before the hearing on this proposed sale. Contact the Receiver or his realtor to obtain bid forms, which must be signed at the hearing on this proposed sale. Prior to bidding, prospective bidders must provide the Receiver with proof of ability to fund the requisite deposit at the hearing and complete the purchase within the allotted time. Please direct inquiries to Edward E. Attala, Attala Law, APC 1502 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo, California 93401 (805) 543-1212 or Hal Sweasey, Re/Max Del Oro 857 Santa Rosa Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805)781-3750 Dated: April 24, 2018 /s/: Edward E. Attala April 26, May 3, 10, 2018

SALE T.S. NO. 16-44429 APN: 060-265-016

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/1/2007. 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 a 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 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. 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. Trustor: DAVID BLANCO, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Duly Appointed Trustee: Zieve, Brodnax & Steele, LLP Deed of Trust recorded 3/9/2007 as Instrument No. 2007015829 in book , page of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, Date of Sale:5/17/2018 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaEstimated amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $626,241.59 Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt owed.

LEGAL NOTICES Street Address or other common designation of real property:425 MANHATTAN AVENUE GROVER BEACH, CA 93433Described as follows: LOT 11 IN BLOCK 126 OF THE TOWN OF GROVER, IN THE CITY OF GROVER BEACH, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA. ACCORDING TO THE MAP RECORDED NOVEMBER 23, 1892 IN BOOK A. PAGE 6 OF MAPS A.P.N #.: 060-265-016 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property 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. 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 (714) 8489272 or visit this Internet Web site www.elitepostandpub.com, using the file number assigned to this case 16-44429. 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. Dated: 4/21/2018Zieve, Brodnax & Steele, LLP, as Trustee 30 Corporate Park, Suite 450 Irvine, CA 92606 For Non-Automated Sale Information, call: (714) 848-7920 For Sale Information: (714) 8489272 www.elitepostandpub.com ____________________________ _____ Andrew Buckelew, Trustee Sale Assistant THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE EPP 25315 Pub Dates 04/26, 05/03, 05/10/2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. NO.: 9434-2657 TSG ORDER NO.: 170439757-CA-VOI A.P.N.: 077-361-039

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/06/2007. 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. Affinia Default Services, LLC, as the duly appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded 04/16/2007 as Document No.: 2007025280, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, executed by: JUAN JACOBO DE LA ROCHA SALAS, A SINGLE MAN AND BLANCA M SALAS, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN AS JOINT TENANTS, as Trustor, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable in full at time of sale by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by

LEGAL NOTICES a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and state, and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Sale Date & Time: 05/24/2018 at 11:00 AM Sale Location: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 516 CAROL PLACE, ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420 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 in an “AS IS” condition, 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 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, to-wit: $44,152.51 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. 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, 916-9390772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site, www.nationwideposting. com, for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, T.S.# 9434-2657. 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. 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. Affinia Default Services, LLC 301 E. Ocean Blvd. Suite 1720 Long Beach, CA 90802 833-290-7452 For Trustee Sale Information Log On To: www.nationwideposting. com or Call: 916-939-0772. Affinia Default Services, LLC, Omar Solorzano, Foreclosure Associate This communication is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. However, if you have received a discharge of the debt referenced herein in a bankruptcy proceeding, this is not an attempt to impose personal liability upon you for payment of that debt. In the event you have received a bankruptcy discharge, any action to enforce the debt will be taken against the property only. NPP0330744 To: NEW TIMES 05/03/2018, 05/10/2018, 05/17/2018

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TITLE ORDER NO. 95519138 TRUSTEE SALE NO. 82584 LOAN NO. 9160017042 APN 038-382-019

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/6/2005. 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 5/29/2018 at 11:00 AM, CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 10/26/2005 as Instrument No. 2005090001 in book N/A, page N/A of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, executed by: MARIO LAZO, MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY , as Trustor MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR RESOURCE LENDERS, INC. , as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building located at 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE – continued all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described the land therein: LOTS 16 AND 17 IN BLOCK 89 OF THE TOWN OF EL MORO, IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA OF THE COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA ACCORDING TO WOOD’S REVISED MAP OF EL MORO, FILED FOR RECORD FEBRUARY 11, 1901 IN BOOK A, PAGE 80 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. 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: 1575 TWELFTH STREET LOS OSOS, CA 93402-1734. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest 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 trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit $93,982.35 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election of Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 4/27/2018 CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST, as Trustee 8190 EAST KAISER BLVD., ANAHEIM HILLS, CA 92808 PHONE: 714-283-2180 FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION LOG ON TO: www.stoxposting.com CALL: 844-477-7869 PATRICIO S. INCE’, VICE PRESIDENT CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. “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

LEGAL NOTICES 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 or trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 844-477-7869, or visit this internet Web site www.stoxposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case T.S.# 82584. 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.” CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS Attn: Teri Snyder 8190 East Kaiser Blvd. Anaheim Hills, CA 92808 May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG NO.: 8727691 TS NO.: CA1800282825 FHA/VA/PMI NO.: APN: 092-321-045 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 688 HONEY GROVE LN NIPOMO, CA 93444

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 09/23/2015. 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 PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 06/12/2018 at 09:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 09/25/2015, as Instrument No. 2015048767, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, State of California. Executed by: LARRY J WILLIS AND YVETTE WILLIS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) At the County of San Luis Obispo General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. Breezeway facing Santa Rosa Street All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 092-321-045 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 688 HONEY GROVE LN, NIPOMO, CA 93444 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, 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 obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $492,943.51. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of

LEGAL NOTICES Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 or visit this Internet Web www.Auction.com , using the file number assigned to this case CA1800282825 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 800280-2832NPP0331610 To: NEW TIMES 05/10/2018, 05/17/2018, 05/24/2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TRUSTEE SALE NO. 17005423 TSG# 730-1708942-70 APN# 005-234-007

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 09/15/06. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 05/23/18 at 11:00 am, Aztec Foreclosure Corporation as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Charles E. Larson, an unmarried man, as Trustor(s), in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Pacific Trust Mortgage, as Beneficiary, Recorded on 09/27/06 in Instrument No. 2006068391 of official records in the Office of the county recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state), In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building located at 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described as: 861 VISALIA STREET, PISMO BEACH, CA 93449. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any in-

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LEGAL NOTICES correctness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said 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 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, to-wit: $755,021.60 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: April 24, 2018 AZTEC FORECLOSURE CORPORATION Elaine Malone Assistant Secretary / Assistant Vice President Aztec Foreclosure Corporation, 3636 N. Central Ave., Suite #400, Phoenix, AZ 85012 Phone: (877) 257-0717 or (602) 638-5700; fax: (602) 638-5748 www.aztectrustee.com 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 or visit the Internet Web site, using the file number assigned to this case 17-005423. 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. www. homesearch.com 800-758-8052 or Aztec Foreclosure Corporation (877) 257-0717 www.aztectrustee. com NPP0331433 To: NEW TIMES 05/03/2018, 05/10/2018, 05/17/2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS NO. CA-17-801352NJ ORDER NO.: 7301710774-70

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/28/2017. 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

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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): Integra Products, Inc. a Wyoming Corporation Recorded: 9/1/2017 as Instrument No. 2017039476 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California; Date of Sale: 5/31/2018 at 11:00AM Place of Sale: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $426,476.91 The purported property address is: 727 Ramona Avenue, Grover Beach, CA 93433 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 060-154037 Legal Description: Please be advised that the legal description set forth on the Deed of Trust is in error. The legal description of the property secured by the Deed of Trust is more properly set forth and made part of Exhibit “A” as attached hereto. Lot 17 in Block 62 of the Town of Grover, in the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, according to the map of said town drawn by A. Lundqvist and filed for record November 23, 1892, in the Office of the County Recorder of said County. Together with the Northerly 15 feet of Ramona Avenue lying between the Easterly right-of-way line of Seventh Street and the Westerly right-of-way of Eighth Street, said rights-of-way lines extended to the centerline of Ramona Avenue. 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: CA17-801352-NJ. 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 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 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 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-17-801352-NJ IDSPub #0140157 5/10/2018 5/17/2018 5/24/2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS NO. CA-17-801898AB ORDER NO.: 170492449-CA-VOI

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/26/2016. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. 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): MARK AVERY AND TANYA AVERY, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP Recorded: 10/3/2016 as Instrument No. 2016050056 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California; Date of Sale: 6/1/2018 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: $391,280.96 The purported property address is: 8122 COVE LANE, BRADLEY, CA 93426 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 012-263-027 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: CA17-801898-AB. 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 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

LEGAL NOTICES 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 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 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-17-801898-AB IDSPub #0140191 5/10/2018 5/17/2018 5/24/2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS NO. CA-18-804805BF ORDER NO.: 7301800382-70

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/9/2001. 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): Angela Quaresma, an unmarried woman, and Debbie Quaresma, an unmarried woman Recorded: 10/19/2001 as Instrument No. 2001080837 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California; Date of Sale: 5/31/2018 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: $126,796.73 The purported property address is: 113 EAST BENNETT STREET, NIPOMO, CA 93444 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 090-084-032 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

LEGAL NOTICES http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA18-804805-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 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 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 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-18-804805-BF IDSPub #0139874 5/10/2018 5/17/2018 5/24/2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS NO. CA-18-804755-BF ORDER NO.: 7301800368-70

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/9/2005. 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): Eduardo Delgado, a married man Recorded: 9/22/2005 as Instrument No. 2005079461 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California; Date of Sale: 5/31/2018 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: $250,670.93 The purported property address is: 1867 HUASNA DRIVE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93405-6810 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 004-413-015 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


LEGAL NOTICES 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-18-804755-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 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 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 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-18-804755-BF IDSPub #0139945 5/10/2018 5/17/2018 5/24/2018

NOTICE SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): JAMES M. KETCHAM, AN INDIVIDUAL; AND DOES 1-100, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): PERSOLVE, LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, CASE NUMBER: 17LC0650 OSC HEARING IS SET FOR 08/23/2018 AT 9:00 A.M. IN DEPARTMENT 9.

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 re-

LEGAL NOTICES sponse on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIOS despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una repuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted puede usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formuleriors de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su repuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte la podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requistas legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar ias cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo ao una consesion de artitraje en un caso dce derecho civll. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NUMBER: 17LC-0650 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): COURTHOUSE ANNEX 1035 PALM STREET, ROOM 385 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): LUIS DUENAS/ SBN 271873 Persolve Legal Group, LLP 9301 Corbin Ave., Ste. 1600 Northridge, CA 91324 818-534-3100 Date: 08-23-2017 By: /s/ Michael Powell, Clerk /s/, A. Mejia, Deputy Clerk, April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CV-0232

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Elliot Nicholas Rockett Mumma filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Elliot Nicholas Rockett Mumma to PROPOSED NAME: Elliot Nicholas Rockett THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show

LEGAL NOTICES 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: 05/30/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 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: April 19, 2018 /s/: Tana L. Coastes, Judge of the Superior Court April 26, May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: TERESA ULLOA ESTRADA, AKA TERESA U. ESTRADA CASE NUMBER: 18PR - 0067

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: TERESA ULLOA ESTRADA, aka TERESA U. ESTRADA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by TERESA ESTRADA MULLANEY in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that TERESA ESTRADA - MULLANEY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: MAY 29, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 6, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm St., 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. Attorney for Petitioner: Scott W. Wall 1102 Laurel Lane San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 May 3, 10, & 17, 2018

for the week of May 10

LEGAL NOTICES STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2018-1049 OLD FILE NO. 2017-2341 Armando’s Restaurant, 1000 Olive St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 0927-2017. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Maura Montero (9270 Avonne Ave., San Simeon, CA 93452). This business was conducted by An Individual /s/ Maura Montero, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-13-2018. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By A. Bautista, Deputy Clerk. April 19, 26, May 3, & 10, 2018

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2018-1128 OLD FILE NO. 2018-0150 Rose garden Inn – San Luis Obispo, 575 Price St. #209, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 01-16-2018. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: MJH, Inc. (575 Price St. #209, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business was conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ MJH, Inc., Kevin A. Thornton, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-23-2018. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By A. Mccormick, Deputy Clerk. May 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2018

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Torah is a primary sacred text of the Jewish religion. It consists of exactly 304,805 letters. When specially trained scribes make handwritten copies for ritual purposes, they must not make a single error in their transcription. The work may take as long as 18 months. Your attention to detail in the coming weeks doesn’t have to be quite so painstaking, Aries, but I hope you’ll make a strenuous effort to be as diligent as you can possibly be.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Born under the sign of Taurus, Edmund Wilson was a renowned 20th-century author and critic who wrote more than 30 books. He also served as editor for Vanity Fair and The New Republic, and influenced the work of at least seven major American novelists. When he was growing up, he spent most of his free time reading books: 16 hours a day during summer vacations. His parents, worried about his obsessive passion, bought him a baseball uniform, hoping to encourage him to diversify his interests. His response was to wear the uniform while reading books 16 hours a day. I trust you will be equally dedicated to your own holy cause or noble pursuit in the coming weeks, Taurus. You have cosmic clearance to be single-minded about doing what you love.

SAGITTARIUS

CAPRICORN

(July 23-Aug. 22): These days, your friends and allies and loved ones want even more from you than they usually do. They crave more of your attention, more of your approval, more of your feedback. And that’s not all. Your friends and allies and loved ones also hope you will give more love to yourself. They will be excited and they will feel blessed if you express an even bigger, brighter version of your big, bright soul. They will draw inspiration from your efforts to push harder and stronger to fulfill your purpose here on Planet Earth. (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): One of the advantages you get from reading my horoscopes is that I offer confidential information about the gods’ caprices and leanings. For example, I can tell you that Saturn—also known as Father Time—is now willing to allot you a more luxurious relationship with time than usual, on one condition: that you don’t squander the gift on trivial pursuits. So I encourage you to be discerning and disciplined about nourishing your soul’s craving for interesting freedom. If you demonstrate to Saturn how constructively you can use his blessing, he’ll be inclined to provide more dispensations in the future.

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(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Love everyone twice as much and twice as purely as you ever have before. Your mental health requires it! Your future dreams demand it! And please especially intensify your love for people you allegedly already love but sometimes don’t treat as well as you could because you take them for granted. Keep this Bible verse in mind, as well: “Don’t neglect to show kindness to strangers; for, in this way, some, without knowing it, have had angels as their guests.”

CANCER

VIRGO

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SCORPIO

(May 21-June 20): It’s possible you could pass for normal in the next three weeks; you might be able to fool a lot of people into thinking you’re an average, ordinary contributor to the dull routine. But it will be far healthier for your relationship with yourself if you don’t do such a thing. It will also be a gift to your less daring associates, who in my opinion would benefit from having to engage with your creative agitation and fertile chaos. So my advice is to reveal yourself as an imperfect work-in-progress who’s experimenting with novel approaches to the game of life. Recognize your rough and raw features as potential building blocks for future achievements.

GEMINI

LEO Strength In Numbers

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night hangs on a wall in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. He created it in 1889 while living in a French asylum. Around that same time, 129 years ago, a sheepherder in Wyoming created a sourdough starter that is still fresh today. A cook named Lucille Clarke Dumbrill regularly pulls this frothy mass of yeast out of her refrigerator and uses it to make pancakes. In the coming weeks, Libra, I’d love to see you be equally resourceful in drawing on an old resource. The past will have offerings that could benefit your future.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): After meditating on your astrological aspects for an hour, I dozed off. As I napped, I had a dream in which an androgynous angel came to me and said, “Please inform your Sagittarius readers that they should be callipygian in the next two weeks.” Taken back, my dreaming self said to the angel, “You mean ‘callipygian’ as in ‘having beautiful buttocks’?” “Yes, sir,” the angel replied. “Bootylicious. Bumtastic. Rumpalicious.” I was puzzled. “You mean like in a metaphorical way?” I asked. “You mean Sagittarians should somehow cultivate the symbolic equivalent of having beautiful buttocks?” “Yes,” the angel said. “Sagittarians should be elegantly well-grounded. Flaunt their exquisite foundation. Get to the bottom of things with flair. Be sexy badasses as they focus on the basics.” “OK!” I said.

(June 21-July 22): “Paradise is scattered over the whole earth,” wrote the scientific poet Novalis, “and that is why it has become so unrecognizable.” Luckily for you, Cancerian, quite a few fragments of paradise are gathering in your vicinity. It’ll be like a big happy reunion of tiny miracles all coalescing to create a substantial dose of sublimity. Will you be ready to deal with this much radiance? Will you be receptive to so much relaxing freedom? I hope and pray you won’t make a cowardly retreat into the trendy cynicism that so many people mistake for intelligence. (Because in that case, paradise might remain invisible.) Here’s my judicious advice: Be insistent on pleasure! Be voracious for joy! Be focused on the quest for beautiful truths!

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LIBRA

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Now is a favorable time to discuss in elegant detail the semi-secret things that are rarely or never talked about. It’s also a perfect moment to bring deep feelings and brave tenderness into situations that have been suffering from half-truths and pretense. Be aggressively sensitive, my dear Capricorn. Take a bold stand in behalf of compassionate candor. And as you go about these holy tasks, be entertaining as well as profound. The cosmos has authorized you to be a winsome agent of change.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In his 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali shows three clocks that seem to be partially liquefied, as if in the process of melting. His biographer Meredith Etherington-Smith speculated that he was inspired to create this surrealistic scene when he saw a slab of warm Camembert cheese melting on a dinner table. I foresee the possibility of a comparable development in your life, Aquarius. Be alert for creative inspiration that strikes you in the midst of seemingly mundane circumstances.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “My whole life is messed up with people falling in love with me,” said Piscean poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. She spoke the truth. She inspired a lot of adoration, and it stirred up more chaos than she was capable of managing. Luckily, you will have fewer problems with the attention coming your way, Pisces. I bet you’ll be skilled at gathering the benefits and you’ll be unflummoxed by the pitfalls. But you’ll still have to work hard at these tasks. Here’s some help. Tip No. 1: Stay in close touch with how you really feel about the people who express their interest in you. Tip No. 2: Don’t accept gifts with strings attached. Tip No. 3: Just because you’re honored or flattered that someone finds you attractive doesn’t mean you should unquestioningly blend your energies with them. Δ

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RE-ELECT SHERIFF IAN PARKINSON. THE MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE. Ian Parkinson

Greg Clayton

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YEARS OF ACTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE CURRENTLY ACTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT QUALIFICATIONS LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE RUNNING LARGE LAW ENFORCEMENT DEPARTMENT

BREADTH & DEPTH OF EXPERIENCE

SUPPORT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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Retired 25 years ago from law enforcement on Medical Disability.

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Current Sheriff in Command of largest law enforcement agency in County with 430 employees and managing a $73 million budget.

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Current Sheriff-Coroner and past SWAT Team Commander Detective Sergeant Lieutenant Captain.

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YES

Personal support of nearly every law enforcement chief in the county, past chiefs and nearly all California Sheriffs, as well as Sworn Deputy Sheriffs’ Union.

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YES

Served on numerous boards including the United Way, Martha Fernandez ALS Foundation, RISE and has supported many other non-profits.

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Sworn Deputy Sheriffs’ Association (SDSA) 14 active and retired police chiefs throughout the Central Coast 33 active and retired sheriffs across California SLO County and Santa Barbara County District Attorneys

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