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A chance at life Modern blood thinners like Eliquis are becoming increasingly popular for their safety and effectiveness, but the death of a former Cal Poly professor brings light to lesser known risks [10] BY KASEY BUBNASH


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Blood thinners, bleeding events, and one antidote ............................ 10

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Independent contractors deal with the effects of AB 5 ...........................8 More Los Osos residents come forward with high water bills ............9

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CINEMA: Napoleon Dynamite at the PAC ......................................35 STAGE: SLO Rep pays tribute to Patsy Cline .................... ................36

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new generation of blood thinners is more effective and convenient than the older generation, but they come with a caveat. Reversing their effects during major bleeding events can be tricky, and there is only one antidote approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for this new generation of blood thinners—Andexxa. But a steep price tag YIN AND YANG: ($24,000) and a short shelf life (until recently) Philip and Joanne have kept it out of Central Coast hospitals, as Ruggles smile at their surprise one family learned late last year during a tragic 50th wedding emergency. Now the family wants to get the anniversary party in August 2018. word out about the potential dangers of using Phil died a little blood thinners like Eliquis. Staff Writer Kasey more than a year later, after Bubnash talks to the family and doctors about having an aortic the issue for this week’s cover story [10]. dissection, a This week, you can also read about how AB highly fatal event that couldn’t be 5 affects independent contractors on the Central properly treated Coast [8] ; what Los Osos is doing as more because he was on a blood residents come forward with super high water thinner. bills that don’t make sense [9] ; celebrating 15 years with Napoleon Dynamite [35] ; SLO Rep’s ode to friendship and vocals in Always...Patsy Cline [36] ; and Mediterranean fare with a SLO County twist [43].

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s Debbie Arnold and Ellen Beraud wrestle for the 5th District seat on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, a recently formed political action committee (PAC) depicting Beraud as anti-veteran has spent nearly $50,000 to disseminate its message before the hotly contested March 3 primary election. The PAC, created on Jan. 24 by a political consulting firm in Sacramento, aims to call attention to a 2007 vote that Beraud cast as a member of the Atascadero City Council, where she voted against approving a sculpture that’s now part of the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial on Portola Road. A recent mailer financed by the “Friends of Veterans in SLO County” PAC has the title “Why did Ellen Beraud oppose honoring our veterans?” and publishes critical quotes from two veterans. One, Dan Phillips, a Korean War Army vet, is quoted saying that Beraud’s vote was “like a slap in the face to veterans.” “It’s disappointing,” adds Bart Topham, the other quoted vet. “I don’t understand what reason she would have to do that.” The Beraud campaign rebuked the ads, which, according to campaign finance documents, will continue running in print, radio, and digital formats. Beraud claims the messages are misrepresentations of her 2007 vote. According to video of the March 27, 2007, Atascadero City Council meeting, Beraud requested a more in-depth discussion of the veterans memorial project, which was up for council approval. While the city’s Parks and Recreation Committee had recommended its approval, the city’s Ad Hoc Art Committee voted against the sculpture because of its design. After a long public comment period, which included residents speaking both in support of the memorial as it was proposed and against it for artistic reasons, Beraud cast her lone dissenting vote. At the meeting, Beraud said that while the

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memorial was “honorable” and had “her full support” in concept, she could only vote for a sculpture that had the Art Committee’s blessing. “The proposed location is public land and that requires public review,” Beraud said at the time. “The controversy is about the sculpture being shown here.” As the Friends of Veterans PAC highlights her vote against the memorial to oppose her 2020 campaign for supervisor, Beraud hasn’t shied away from the topic, recently committing an entire campaign mailer to it. “Some are attempting to rewrite history by falsely claiming that I opposed the MAILERS GALORE The race for 5th District San memorial and am anti-veteran. Nothing Luis Obispo County supervisor is in full swing, as could be further from the truth,” Beraud numerous mailers and letters hit mailboxes ahead of the March 3 primary. writes on the mailer, which includes a photo of her with a group of vets. “I have Beraud is candidate No. 192 on “Postcards the greatest respect for those who fight for to Voters,” a Georgia-based advocacy group freedom throughout the world and our veterans that mobilizes volunteers nationwide to write here at home.” handwritten postcards—at no cost to the The anti-Beraud PAC has received substantial financial support, raising more than $70,000 since candidate—to voters in various election races Jan. 24, with donations coming from several high- for Democratic candidates. On Beraud’s campaign page on the Postcards profile local political and business leaders. to Voters website, the SLO County Board of SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow, Supervisors is described as “controlled by a Daou Vineyards, and Covelop Inc. are among Trump-Republican majority, led by Debbie its donors. Covelop CEO Pat Arnold declined to Arnold who Ellen is running to unseat.” It comment on a $5,000 donation. Dow and Daou urges volunteers to write postcards ahead of the Vineyards did not return a request for comment March 3 election to reach vote-by-mail residents. before press time. “SLO County remains a red island in the Other PAC donors include: Congressional middle of the California coast,” the page reads, candidate Andy Caldwell, 4th District “with a governing majority out of step with the Supervisor Lynn Compton, former 1st residents of the community. ... SLO County’s District Supervisor Frank Mecham, state 5th District is the swing seat, and it has Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham, Santa Margarita Ranch LLC, Gary Eberle of Eberle flipped back and forth between Democrats and Winery, Ancient Peaks Winery, and James Republicans every eight years for about as long McKiernan Lawyers. as anyone can remember. ... Postcards to Voters As the Arnold campaign benefits from the efforts in this race could be the difference between of an independent PAC, the Beraud campaign is Ellen winning and losing.” Δ also getting a boost from an outside organization. —Peter Johnson

IWMA to consider plastic bag ban

SLO County residents who have yet to give in to the reusable tote bag trend might soon be forced to. At a meeting on Feb. 11, the Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) board of directors voted 9-4 to consider an ordinance that would ban the use of all carry-out plastic bags at point-of-sale establishments, including grocery and convenience stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and farmers’ markets. The ban would include single-use and thicker reusable plastic bags, along with those used for produce and newspapers, and customers could be charged 10 cents or more for recyclable paper bags. Although IWMA staff recommended including a prohibition on the plastic bags used to wrap meat at grocery stores and dry-cleaned clothes, board members said they’d want to see more research on possible alternatives to those plastics before approving such bans. Aside from SLO County Supervisors Lynn Compton, Debbie Arnold, and John Peschong, and Paso Robles City Councilmember John

Hamon, a majority of IWMA board members expressed support for ridding the county of what they called unnecessary plastics that harm wildlife, can’t be recycled, and disrupt the recycling processes of other products. “This ordinance should be passed,” Board member and Morro Bay City Councilmember Jeff Heller said at the Feb. 11 meeting. “This is low-hanging fruit.” We’re lucky, according to board members, if plastic bags end up in the landfill. Otherwise, they’re littering the streets and open spaces or are breaking down into chunks that often end up being eaten by animals and fish, which are then eaten by people. Heller said that although SLO County does not recycle plastic bags, they frequently end up in blue bins and at the county’s recycling facility, where the bags clog up sorting machines and cause other problems that take up significant staff time and attention. “So when I see that clogged up machine, I see an inefficiency,” Heller said. A number of community members, many who NEWS continued page 6


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threw out statistics about the negative impacts of plastics on the environment, agreed, and said during public comment that reusable cloth, mesh, and plantbased “plastic-like” produce bags are easy to find and inexpensive. June Cochran noted a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which predicts that plastic will outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050. “People can adapt,” Cochran said at the meeting. But a few community members, including Atascadero resident Gary Kirkland, said plastic bags are more cost efficient for businesses to use than paper, and that in a free country, the decision of what bags to use should be left up to individual businesses and consumers. “If you choose not to use plastic,” he said, “that’s your choice.” Board members who opposed developing a ban on plastic bags took issue with the possible impacts to business owners, including the unlikely consequence of a misdemeanor and jail time for business owners caught distributing plastic bags. Others said that plastic products are too engrained in our world for the county ban on bags to have any tangible impact. Most board members were concerned with food safety issues that could stem from banning meat bags. Those are issues IWMA staff hope to flesh out by April, when they plan to bring forth an ordinance for the board’s consideration. “I don’t see this as an issue of freedom,” board member and Paso Robles City Councilmember Charles Bourbeau said at the meeting. “I see it as a practical problem.” —Kasey Bubnash

Mountainbrook Church clarifies allegations against former pastor

The Mountainbrook Church board emailed a letter on Feb. 9 to “bring more clarity” to their process and “acknowledge the women who have been deeply wounded by the behavior” of former pastor Thom O’Leary—a week following O’Leary’s resignation. That letter was released to the public a day after O’Leary emailed a personal letter to Mountainbrook Church staff that he called a “confession, repentance, and request for mercy.” The personal letter was dated Jan. 11 and was sent to staff on Feb. 8 against the direction of the board. In O’Leary’s letter, he states that on Nov. 4, 2019, he and his wife, Sherri, O’Leary were asked to meet with the church board regarding four letters written by Mountainbrook Church staff. “There were three overall sins brought to my attention: (1) excessive drinking in social settings, (2) overly hugging and touching the butt of three female staff members, and (3) conversationally texting women privately for an extended length of time,” the letter stated. O’Leary wrote that he repented and asked his wife for forgiveness as well as sent letters of apology to the women who “he offended” and their families. “I am so sorry for the hurt I caused to the Mountainbrook staff, and you the Mountainbrook Church family,” the letter read. “Since that time, I have continued to be broken, contrite, embarrassed, and humbled by the offenses.” O’Leary stated in the letter that he and

VIEWER DISCRETION his wife were instructed by the church board to have zero communication with the staff. He also said that while there wasn’t an excuse for his failings, there was context: The O’Learys’ son had been in a horrible car crash, had a mal seizure where he broke his back, and was later diagnosed with epilepsy. His daughter was helicoptered from San Luis Obispo to Standford Children’s Hospital and had an emergency C-section; the same daughter had to stay at the hospital for two months not knowing if the O’Learys’ grandson was going to live. “In addition, there were other traumatic events this past year that we experienced, as well as dealing with a second major home flood, causing much chaos,” the letter stated. “All this was combined with the daily stresses of leading our church and staff, including overseeing a multimillion dollar Children Center building project, and the typical, constant, and painful problems of ministry.” In his letter, O’Leary confessed to drinking too much and said he’s been in professional counseling to address it. He said it was not his intention to act inappropriately with the women on staff. “For clarity, although I understand that my actions could very well be perceived otherwise, I was being friendly and never seeking to make sexual advancement,” he wrote. The former pastor confessed to privately texting “various women over the past decade”—conversations that started as pastoral and became more frequent and conversational after. He also stated that he “may have spent money on personal expenses with a church-issued card.” O’Leary ends his letter by stating what he didn’t do. He said he didn’t have an adulterous affair, embezzle money, grope or touch any person for sexual pleasure, or come to church intoxicated “as the media tragically and falsely reported on both of those.” In the church board’s emailed letter, the board stated that it in no way “meant to dismiss or minimize the impact on the victims in this situation.” According to the board, an outside professional investigator was hired in November of last year who identified a pattern of sexual harassment and misconduct from O’Leary—the inappropriate touching of three female staff members and another woman, privately texting women for an extended period of time to a point where it made them feel uncomfortable, excessive drinking, and credit card charges that appeared to be for personal expenses. The board also had a team of men and women pastors from Vineyard USA come in to review the board’s process and to meet with involved parties. The team came to the same conclusion as the board—resignation was necessary. “We commend the women who came forward to share their stories of experiencing sexual harassment and the effect it has had on them,” the board’s letter stated. “We stand with them and are committed to their healing and recovery.” The board has provided the individuals involved with support and counseling from professional counselors who specialize in working with victims of sexual assault and harassment. Mountainbrook Church went through a sexual harassment prevention training in December, and the board is presently

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updating the church’s protocol for reporting such instances to expedite and facilitate bringing issues like this to the surface. The board is holding an allchurch business meeting on March 8 at 3 p.m. that will include reviewing church finances. —Karen Garcia

County to consider taking lead on Blue Bag Partnership

Things are looking up for an experimental homeless trash cleanup project that many community members considered to be hugely successful and that SLO County staff plan to recommend implementing as a more permanent fixture. At its meeting on Feb. 11, the Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA) board of directors discussed the possibility of leading an ongoing countywide homeless encampment trash cleanup effort called the Blue Bag Partnership Project. Along with the help of several nonprofits and county and city agencies, SLO County Public Works spearheaded the project’s pilot effort in September 2019, a four-week experiment that provided inhabitants of a homeless encampment by the South Higuera Street bridge with the tools necessary to dispose of built-up waste. During the program’s operation, a dumpster was installed near the Higuera bridge camp’s entrance. Volunteers, county and city staffers, and law enforcement officials distributed nearly 200 blue garbage bags and scores of sharps containers—which allow for the safe disposal of used syringes—to inhabitants of the encampment. Residents of the camp collected and disposed of roughly 6.8 tons of trash and 1,600 syringes in four weeks, according to a report released in November 2019. Community members and public officials lauded the effort as a creative way to help individuals experiencing homelessness, and the SLO County Board of Supervisors expressed interest in seeing the Blue Bag project expanded at a December 2019 meeting. But Public Works couldn’t continue heading the project or find any other agencies or volunteers willing to take the lead on its expansion. The IWMA was still mulling over leadership options in early 2020 when the county decided it could launch a more permanent and expansive version of the Blue Bag pilot effort itself. County staff will be recommending that the Board of Supervisors include funding for a Blue Bag Partnership Project launch in the fiscal year 2021 budget, according to County Administrative Officer Wade Horton. Although the county still wants to include the IWMA as one of many partners in the effort, Horton said it makes more sense for the county to handle the project’s coordination. “The IWMA, they have a small staff,” Horton told New Times. “This issue is complex. It’s not just about trash removal. It’s also about how do we reach out and

encourage folks who are suffering from homelessness into programing.” County staff aren’t exactly sure yet how costly the project might be, but Horton said they’d like to hire a full-time behavioral health tech to work with the residents of encampments and provide them with any necessary resources. The project would also require a part-time task manager in Public Works, supplies, and buy-in from the county’s cities. Horton said that last bit won’t likely be a problem—the county’s city managers have already expressed interest in participating. County budget hearings won’t come until June, but Horton said he expects the Blue Bag Partnership Project to receive widespread support. Homelessness is the board’s top priority right now, he said, and it’s an issue everyone wants to address. So far, Horton appears to be correct. Although the IWMA won’t be heading the project, IWMA board members said at the Feb. 11 meeting that they’d like to help in any way they can. —Kasey Bubnash

Templeton explores what it takes to become a city

The seats were filled at the Templeton Community Services District meeting on Feb. 4, when the unincorporated area learned about what it would take to become a city. District board president Geoff English said they called the community meeting because residents and board members had recently expressed wanting “greater control in our town” and “greater control over protecting and preserving our town.” According to the staff report, cities have general local control—meaning, decisions typically made by a county can be made by a locally elected city council. Cities have land-use authority, can establish general plans, set zoning, and have the authority to approve or condition development projects. Cities also have the responsibility of maintaining roads, setting funding levels for local law enforcement, engaging in economic development activities to enhance revenue for governmental services, and to provide jobs. Typically, cities also get involved with social matters such as homelessness, affordable housing, and environmental causes. David Church, executive director of the San Luis Obispo Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO), said the incorporation process is estimated to take a minimum of three years. “The time can depend on complexity and controversy,” Church said. It takes time for community members to NEWS continued page 7


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wrap their arms around the concept, any proposed idea of change, and education on the incorporation process, he said. That process involves creating a community supported and led group that advises, oversees, and fundraises for it. LAFCO would consult with the district throughout the process of preparing an application for the agency, exploring boundary alternatives to the district’s existing boundary lines, undergoing an environmental review and other studies, and the creation of a comprehensive fiscal analysis. A fiscal analysis lays out the current and potential revenue, expenses, and feasibility of incorporation—the document is created and funded by LAFCO. “My guess for Templeton is you don’t have enough sales tax and you don’t have quite enough TOT [transit occupancy tax]. Right now when cities are being incorporated, they have big-box stores or they have car sales, they have big sales tax generators,” Church said. A key component of incorporation is revenue neutrality—the revenues and expenditures of transferring the territory from the county to the city without “fiscally harming” the county’s general fund. It’s arguably, he said, the most challenging part of the process. After developing the incorporation

proposal and submitting it to LAFCO for review and approval, the proposal has to be put on the ballot for voter approval. The LAFCO application fee alone is a $15,000 deposit, plus fees for an environmental review. Church said the cost could be anywhere between $50,000 and $200,000. Church said there have been 12 successful incorporations throughout the state since 1995. In addition, four incorporations were approved by local LAFCOs, but failed at the ballot, and two incorporation efforts were unable to complete the LAFCO process. —Karen Garcia

Corrections • In the Feb. 6 news story, “Beraud takes the lead in supervisor candidate fundraising—and some flak for it,” New Times incorrectly described a campaign donation to Ellen Beraud from Beachwood Industries LLC. The company shares an owner with Lowell Herb, a cannabis firm whose Nipomo warehouse was raided by the state. • In the Jan. 30 article, “Oceano CSD votes to reconsider controversial bar on Cynthia Replogle’s committee participation,” New Times incorrectly stated that Katherine Schwinghammer lives in Arroyo Grande. She lives in Oceano. Δ

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arah Levanway has been a sign language interpreter for more than 15 years. She provides her service primarily in medical and educational settings. “It is a really vulnerable thing because when you think about someone needing to talk to their doctor about possibly having a sexually transmitted infection or just asking routine questions, I realized if the person wasn’t deaf, I wouldn’t be here,” Levanway said. Her job gives her a sense of fulfillment because she’s able to bridge an important gap of communication in a medical environment. “If the patient does not understand what the doctor is saying, they cannot give consent for a medical procedure or treatment,” she said. “That’s a big part of my job, making sure that the patient that I’m working with is understanding what’s happening.” Levanway is able to provide her interpreter skills in both environments because she’s employed by Cal Poly part time, three days out of the workweek and performs work as an independent contractor during the other two days. But her livelihood was recently put in jeopardy along with the livelihoods of other independent contractors throughout California with the implementation of Assembly Bill 5 at the beginning of the year. The bill authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) was meant to reduce worker misclassification and make it harder for companies to classify an employee as an independent contractor. Misclassification of employees was previously enabling employers to avoid obligations such as payment of payroll taxes, premiums for workers’ compensation, Social Security, unemployment, and disability insurance. The bill passed in September 2019

and went into effect in January with immediate backlash from independent contractors in varying fields of work. Under AB 5, a hiring entity must prove the independent contractor is: free from the control that the hiring entity typically exercises over its employees; performs work that is not in the usual course of the hiring entity’s business; and routinely does work in an independently established business, trade, or occupation of the same nature as the work performed. Independent contractors that were exempted from the rules include: licensed insurance agents, certain licensed health care professionals, registered securities broker-dealers or investment advisers, direct sales salespersons, real estate licensees, commercial fisherman, workers providing licensed barber or cosmetology services, and others performing work under contract for professional services with another business entity, or pursuant to a subcontract in the construction industry. Having the ability to be employed part time and as an independent contractor works for Levanway because she suffers from chronic fatigue and other medical issues. When Levanway has a good week, she takes on several contracted jobs on her days off from Cal Poly, and when she isn’t feeling well, she doesn’t. The beauty of being an independent contractor, she said, allows her to earn a good living working less than 40 hours a week. That freedom could have been diminished had Levanway not been warned to get into compliance with AB 5. One of the agencies that contracted Levanway reached out to all their

independent contractors via email about seven months before the bill was scheduled to take effect. The message was clear, AB 5 was underway, and the agency wanted to make sure its workers were prepared. Levanway shared that the email from the agency said, “We want you to still be able to work with us” so please make sure you get what you need to be AB 5 compliant. “I must have gotten an email from them at least once a month. If it weren’t for them, I would be having some problems,” Levanway said. With their support and constant outreach, Levanway said she got her business license, formed an LLC, and opened a separate bank account for her business. It took her months and a lot of money to get the right documentation in place for the two agencies she works with in California—the other three contracting agencies are out-of-state. For now, she’s safe from the impacts of the bill, but she said that other independent contractors might not have the amount of time and energy that she spent to get compliant with the bill. More importantly still, Levanway said, is that the bill affects the local deaf community. “Deaf people locally have difficulty getting their doctors’ offices to be able to find an interpreter so that they can go to their medical appointment. It’s already an underserved population,” she said. There isn’t any data on the demographics of the deaf and hard of hearing community in San Luis Obispo County, but Levanway said it’s small and the number of interpreters is even smaller.

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Turning off the tap Los Osos CSD discusses recent spate of extremely high water bills

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long, tense silence takes hold at the Los Osos Community Services District’s (CSD) Feb. 6 board meeting as directors start a discussion about yet another CSD water customer’s appeal of an abnormally high bill. This 16th Street resident is the sixth customer in as many months to come before the board to protest their bill (in this case, a $2,022 one), and the directors appear to be at a loss for words on the whole issue. “All I’ve heard is that this is troublesome,” says President Chuck Cesena, while he scans the dais for directors to make comments. Exorbitant Los Osos water bills as high as $2,675—an amount equivalent to 177,276 gallons of water usage over 60 days—are shocking CSD customers and forcing the district to look at new policies and programs to address what’s become a recurring issue. “It’s just really strange,” Lars Lindgren, a local dentist who received a $1,213 water bill in September at his office, told New Times. “It just spiked up and now it’s back down. I’ve had my plumbers

out here. There’s no leak or anything. ... Something’s happening.” The high bills are scattered around town, and many remain unexplained. The CSD believes its water meters, most of which are new, are accurate. But in five of the six recent cases, there was no verifiable leak to point to. And perhaps more confounding, like Lindgren, the customers’ water use returns back to the normal range the following billing cycle. “[Our bill] went right back to normal,” resident Susan Schermerhorn said, “without changing any of our habits.” Schermerhorn and her husband’s November bill came in six times higher than their usual $150 tab. “If it had doubled, we might have said OK, we have to look at our usage,” she said. “But at this level, it’s just crazy. ... What we’re really worried about is, is it going to happen again?” In each of the recent cases of high water bills, the Los Osos CSD board has agreed to give the customers a credit that essentially cuts the excessive bills in half. But the district knows that approach isn’t sustainable and that it doesn’t get to the root of the issue. In the coming weeks, CSD staff says it plans to develop a new policy to handle future cases, as well as look at how they can prevent them in the first place. “I’d like to figure this out,” CSD

General Manager Ron Munds told New Times about the bills. “It’s a real problem, and these are our paying customers.” In addition to creating a policy that will allow extreme water bills to be handled at a staff level instead of a board level, Munds said he’s looking at starting a rebate program with Flume, a local company that makes a sensor device that can be installed on water meters. The device sends real-time meter data to customers’ smartphones and can alert them by text or email about a possible leak. That leak notification can be based on overnight water use, for example, according to Ian Castillo, a Flume utility relations manager. “Our true value is empowering your standard homeowner with this information,” Castillo explained. “The main pain points are people with $1,000 water bills, and they don’t know there’s a leak.” Castillo said Flume has more than 15 partnerships with utility agencies like the Los Osos CSD—including a past pilot program with the city of SLO—where the utility offers a rebate to customers who purchase the $200 product. Munds, the Los Osos CSD general manager, said he plans to meet with Flume representatives to explore a similar program for Los Osos. The Los Osos residents who received high bills, though, are skeptical that leaks are the real issue. Lindgren, the dentist, noted how many customers are

Assistant Editor Peter Johnson can be reached at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

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BY PETER JOHNSON

Plan ahead S ince the very start of Nancy Puder’s successful 40-plus-year career in real estate, she’s had a special relationship with senior clients. “They’re attracted to me, and I’m attracted to them,” Puder told New Times. “I’m not sure why. I’ve always connected with older people.” Over the course of those years working with the older clientele, Puder said she’s observed the full spectrum of crises that so often precede seniors and their families needing her services. “I just continually found myself in situations where people called me to sell a house because their parents or an aunt or uncle had just fallen, or just passed away, or had dementia,” she explained. “All of a sudden, some event happened where it became necessary for the house to be sold. By the time they called me, I would walk into total chaos.” Time after time, Puder said she saw families enter that moment unprepared, uninformed, and ill-equipped, reactively Googling for answers to make “crisisdriven decisions” instead of “knowledgedriven decisions,” as she calls them. “I used to wonder, where are the people to help these people?” Puder said. “There is just such a huge need out there and no one is giving them the answers they need.” In late 2018, while pondering the future of her real estate business, Puder decided that she should help fill that need in the

experiencing the problem under similar circumstances, and he said he thinks the CSD should take a comprehensive look at the situation, including how its own equipment might be contributing to it. “It’s not like it’s anybody’s fault, but we need to think outside the parameters we’re using to figure out an answer for it,” Lindgren said. “If this kind of thing hits somebody on fixed income or low income, it could really sink them.” Los Osos CSD Director Matthew Fourcroy disagrees with this view of the source of the problem. At the Feb. 6 meeting, Fourcroy said he’s confident that the cases of high bills are “an issue on [the customer] side of the meter.” “My standpoint is it’s not a mystery where the water went,” he said. In urging residents to be diligent about checking their meters and fixing leaks, Fourcroy noted that even a small leak from a toilet or irrigation line could add up significantly over a 60-day period. “I think we’re all looking for a firehose here, but really what we’re looking for is something barely flowing,” he said. Whether the spree of high water bills in Los Osos is merely a coincidence of leaks or something stranger, its cumulative impact is adding up. “It’s a lot of money—it’s a lot of water, too,” Lindgren said. “We just don’t have any answers.” Δ

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community. After taking an intensive handson course provided by the Senior Real Estate Institute, an organization based in Oklahoma City, Puder launched her own series of local seminars on aging, Sea Coast SMART RETIREMENT Real estate agent Nancy Puder, Seniors, in 2019. standing, speaks during a Sea Coast Seniors seminar last The popular monthly year. The popular monthly series on aging is back in 2020. seminars—which are free to attend, just 14); and “The Truth About Hospice and RSVP at seacoastseniors.org—are back in Palliative Care” (June 11). 2020. In putting on the seminars, Puder said “Every seminar is an entirely different she takes absolutely no income and that topic,” Puder explained. “I bring in “there’s never a sales pitch” for her or experts in their fields.” others’ professional services. The next installment in the series is “Once they get to know me, they scheduled for Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. in the know I care about them,” she said of the Hilton Garden Inn in Pismo Beach. participants. “This is definitely a love Its subject is “The Truth About Living, gift.” Dying and Leaving a Legacy.” While she said attendees sometimes “I have an estate attorney, hospice, enter the seminars in a state of a mortuary,” Puder said of the lineup, denial about the realities of aging, the “somebody from SLO Village, a way seminars help open their minds to new to actively live in your home and stay circumstances and solutions that can healthy and strong, and have the services make the transitions in their golden years you need, without having to pay a lot of more joyful and graceful overall. money.” “I ask them [about death], and they’ll Other upcoming topics include “The say, ‘You’ll have to carry me out in a box.’ Truth About Living to Be 100” (March I hear that 100 times in a week,” Puder 12); “The Truth About Paying for said. “I say ‘Yes, but what’s your Plan B?’ Retirement Living” (April 9); “The Truth About Dementia and Memory Care” (May ... Information can only help.”

Fast facts

• Cuesta College has opened its new Data Center, which centralizes many of the college’s IT systems, “making access to the internet faster, more reliable, and making the college cloud-ready with enhanced connectivity,” according to a press release. The facility was funded through Measure L, the $275 million bond measure approved by SLO County voters in 2014. • The South County Advisory Council is seeking candidates to fill 13 open positions in an election on March 16. The council’s purpose is to advise the SLO County Board of Supervisors on South County issues. It’s composed of two representatives from seven geographical areas of South County, as well as two at-large positions for agriculture and public safety. Interested candidates can submit their applications until March 9. Visit scac.ca.gov for more information about the council, election, and candidate applications. • SLO County is now accepting applications for “beautification projects” that can receive grant funding to complete. With $90,000 made available, the county is looking for onetime projects that will “enhance the cultural, environmental, recreational, or historical resources in SLO County’s unincorporated areas,” according to a press release. Community members have until March 19 to apply for a grant. Call (805)-781-5011 for more information. Δ Assistant Editor Peter Johnson wrote this week’s Strokes and Plugs. Send tidbits to strokes@newtimesslo.com.

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In thin supply A new generation of blood thinners is taking over the market, but the only approved antidote isn’t readily available on the Central Coast BY KASEY BUBNASH

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he day Philip Ruggles died, he was the picture of health. Until, suddenly, he wasn’t. Nearly 34 years of teaching sales, estimating, marketing, and pricing in Cal Poly’s graphic communication department left Philip with a propensity for organization and a keen eye for detail. In the classroom, he was pragmatic, voraciously curious, and boundlessly devoted to his students. He approached his own health the same way. Phil stayed fit through a healthy diet and consistent exercise. He monitored his blood pressure and never missed a day’s dose of medication or a checkup with his doctor. He took care of himself, so it was all the more shocking to his family when everything so quickly unravelled on Oct. 19, 2019. According to Phil’s wife, Joanne Ruggles, that day started off much like any other. Phil woke up early and went for a ride on his bicycle. He took the family dog— still just a puppy—to a training class and sent silly photos of the dog playing to his daughter. Once Phil returned home, he made lunch for himself and Joanne—he was often the one in charge of prepping breakfast and lunch—and after that, he did some work in his office, then briefly laid down for a little rest, and went out and ran a few errands later in the afternoon. It was about 4 p.m. when Phil got back home and only minutes later that he called his wife into the kitchen and said, “Joanne, I think I’m having a heart attack.” Joanne called 911 and almost immediately an emergency fire crew was at their Patricia Drive home, a somewhat secluded and modern house nestled against the northeastern face of Bishop Peak. Soon Philip was strapped into an ambulance and on his way to French Hospital Medical Center, where first responders said he would receive the most specialized cardiac care the Central Coast has to offer. When Joanne made it to French Hospital, she said she was led to a room where Phil was hooked up to all kinds of machines and tubes and awaiting a CT scan, which she was told would determine whether he’d really had a heart attack. Phil was totally cognizant and told Joanne about the pain he felt in his back and running down the side of his neck, symptoms that seemed to align with what Joanne knew about heart attacks. But when Phil’s doctors came back with the CT scan, their moods had shifted. Everything started to feel a lot more serious. As a cardiologist looked over Phil’s records, Joanne asked if her husband had had a heart attack. The doctor told Joanne that he only wished that were the case. The doctor explained to Joanne that Phil had experienced an aortic dissection, a rare and often deadly event in which the innermost layer of the aorta tears, allowing blood to surge through the wound and causing the inner and middle layers of the aorta to separate. Treatment typically requires emergency surgery.

Joanne was initially most concerned about the surgery, but then the true gravity of Phil’s situation became even clearer. When the doctor asked if Phil was on a blood thinner, and Phil confirmed that he was on Eliquis, a new-era direct oral anticoagulant used to prevent blood clots, Joanne said the doctor’s face dropped. He shook his head. “We can’t do surgery,” Joanne remembers the doctor saying. “We can’t do surgery for 48 hours with someone who’s on Eliquis.” Eliquis and blood thinners like it, Joanne said she was told, stay in the body for about that long, and if a person were to go into surgery while using a blood thinner, he or she would bleed out on the table. There is an antidote, Andexxa, that almost instantly reverses the effects of Eliquis. But when Joanne assured the doctor that her insurance would cover the cost of the antidote, he told her French Hospital doesn’t keep it on-site. It’s too expensive, she said the doctor told her, and has too short a shelf life to be worth the investment. Joanne later discovered that Phil’s situation wasn’t all that unique. Eliquis and other blood thinners like it— factor Xa inhibitors—hit the market in the early 2010s and offer what’s largely considered a more effective and convenient alternative to warfarin, a decades-old anticoagulant that often causes serious side effects and requires close monitoring. Factor Xa inhibitors are widely popular and, according to Portola Pharmaceuticals, the company that markets Andexxa, more than 5 million patients are estimated to be prescribed them in the U.S. alone. But this new generation of blood thinners comes with a caveat: While the effects of warfarin can be easily reversed with a shot of vitamin K in the event of major bleeding, factor Xa reversal is more complex. Andexxa, andexanet alfa, is the only antidote approved to reverse bleeding in people taking Eliquis, and while Andexxa is widely available in densely populated areas of the U.S., its price tag and expiration date have kept it off hospitals’ shelves in regions like the Central Coast. According to Portola Pharmaceuticals, only about 3 percent of U.S. patients who were hospitalized because of bleeding related to factor Xa inhibitors in the last year were treated with Andexxa. That’s left people like the Ruggles family with limited options in emergency situations. “I don’t know whether Phil would have been helped by this antidote,” Joanne told New Times about a month after his death. “So I’m not saying that he would have lived or how he would have lived if this antidote was available. But if it was your loved one lying in the emergency room, bleeding internally, wouldn’t you want every option that you could have?”

Unanswered questions Phil didn’t survive his aortic dissection. Shortly after his doctors discovered the need for Andexxa, they scheduled Phil for a transfer to USC Medical Center in Los

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A new era

People all over the world have been taking blood thinners for decades to prevent the formation of dangerous blood clots that can lead to a number of issues, including deep-vein thrombosis and stroke. For years, people at risk of developing blood clots essentially only had warfarin, an anticoagulant that works by blocking the production of substances in the blood called clotting factors. While warfarin targets several clotting factors, the newer anticoagulants target only one: factor Xa. Warfarin is cheap, but it’s difficult to manage. Patients using warfarin are required to maintain strict diets and need regular blood tests, NOT FORGOTTEN Longtime Cal Poly professor Philip and warfarin tends Ruggles died on Oct. 19, 2019, after having an aortic dissection, to trigger severe a highly fatal event that his wife, Joanne Ruggles, says couldn’t internal bleeding, be properly treated because he was on a blood thinner. oftentimes in the brain. Angeles, where doctors said the antidote So when factor Xa inhibitors—brand would be readily available. names Eliquis, Bevyxxa, Pradaxa, Because of the aortic dissection, Savaysa, and Xarelto—hit the market, Phil was bleeding internally for hours people jumped at the chance to prevent while all these decisions were being blood clots in a more effective and safer made. Joanne said he was loaded onto a way. Factor Xa inhibitors require less helicopter sometime around 9 p.m., but monitoring, and although they too can he died of complications associated with trigger internal bleeding, the chances internal bleeding while in flight. of bleeding in and around the brain Joanne and her daughter, Lauren are about 50 percent lower, according Donovan, were both devastated. They to a 2018 article published by Harvard agreed that they had to do something Medical School. to shine a light on this blood thinner The catch? issue, to effect change, but they didn’t “Being on these blood thinners is a initially agree on how to get there. high risk affair if anything happens,” Joanne, a painter who spent nearly 30 according to Dr. Fernando Fleischman, years teaching in the art department at co-director of the Comprehensive Aortic Cal Poly, wanted to donate a few doses Center at Keck Medicine of USC. of Andexxa to French Hospital in Phil’s “Anything,” as in any accident or honor. Lauren, an attorney in Southern medical event—from a car crash to a California, wanted to sue French for hemorrhage—that could cause a person to negligence. seriously bleed. But in such a lawsuit, the blame Blood thinners work by preventing wouldn’t fall solely on French Hospital blood from clotting. That’s great if or the nonprofit health care system that you want to avoid having a stroke, runs it, Dignity Health. The individual Fleischman said, but it’s bad if you doctors, who Joanne and Lauren truly experience a major bleeding event or need believe did the best they could to help to go into emergency surgery. If blood Phil, would likely face repercussions. isn’t clotting in a wound, it’ll just keep Lauren and Joanne don’t want to see gushing. that happen. They just want to prevent The same bleeding risks come with similar situations from occurring in the warfarin, but its effects can be reversed future. quickly and easily with a dose of vitamin Despite multiple requests for comment, K, which is readily available at hospitals Dignity Health refused to discuss this pretty much everywhere. While some story or to confirm whether it carries hospitals use Kcentra, a prothrombin Andexxa or any similar drugs. But complex concentrate, to reverse the effects Joanne said she knows what the doctors of factor Xa inhibitors, it’s not always told her that night, and she’s confident effective, and, according to Harvard that what happened to Phil is a problem Medical School, there’s only one Food and that needs addressing. Drug Administration (FDA)-approved It’s too late for Phil, she said, but not antidote to the effects of factor Xa for others who might be put in the same inhibitors Eliquis and Xarelto, and that’s position. Andexxa. “If Phil’s death and us being public A single dose of Andexxa costs $24,000, about this creates some kind of a solution according to Portola Pharmaceuticals— and that’s just the low dose. The high that gives this option for people in our dosage is double the drug and double the region,” Joanne told New Times, “then we price. accomplished something. Then his death For major and specialty hospitals in had, I don’t want to say purpose, but it highly populated areas, Fleischman said accomplished something good.”


it makes sense fiscally to carry a drug like Andexxa. Medical centers like USC perform so many surgical operations and treat so many patients that he said it would be inappropriate not to. But in general, Fleischman said Andexxa is rarely needed. So for hospitals outside major cities, he said it would be “foolhardy” to try to scrape together enough money to purchase a drug that would only be left to expire a majority of the time. Still, he said, situations like Phil’s are problematic. Fleischman firmly believes the decision to transfer Phil to LA likely had less to do with Andexxa and more to do with his aortic dissection, a typically fatal event that requires complex treatment and top surgeons. Despite that, Fleischman said he’s not sure patients know enough about the risks associated with taking newer blood thinners like Eliquis and Xarelto. Sure, the labels include warnings, and most doctors tell their patients about the less than pleasant possibilities associated with the drugs. But Fleischman said he’s not convinced there’s been enough research into what poses the bigger threat: blood clots while not taking a factor Xa inhibiting blood thinner, or the inability to stop a bleed while on one.

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as the preferred antidote to Xarelto and Eliquis over prothrombin complex concentrates like Kcentra. “So you end up with this pathway where the FDA has said, ‘This is an unmet medical need,’ the medical societies have said, ‘This is the drug that you should be giving to reverse this,’ and yet you have hospitals that, even in the face of that pathway, have chosen not to put [Andexxa] on formulary,” Myers told New Times. “And that’s the thing that we are still having a little trouble understanding as a company.” Andexxa’s steep price is the No. 1 reason hospitals object to Andexxa, Myers said. Myers admitted that drugs like Kcentra are much cheaper than Andexxa, but he said they aren’t approved by the A problematic solution FDA specifically for the reversal of Eliquis and Xarelto, and they aren’t proven to be Before Andexxa was approved by the as effective. FDA in 2018, there was no other antidote Andexxa’s $24,000 a dose cost is, for approved to stop bleeding associated the time being, unavoidable, because of with Xarelto and Eliquis, similar blood its complex and costly manufacturing thinners that received FDA approval in process. 2011 and 2012, respectively. The drug, which is administered via That’s according to Dr. Jeff Myers, injection, is made using Chinese hamster interim chief medical officer and vice ovary cells, according to Myers, and president of medical affairs at Portola can only be produced in small batches. Pharmaceuticals. Researchers are always working to Xarelto and Eliquis became popular develop ways to create bigger yields and fast, Myers said, adding that roughly less intensive and costly methods of 4.4 million Americans and 300,000 producing the drug, but until then, the Californians are prescribed one of those price is what it is. two anticoagulants. Portola does, however, allow The lack of a proven antidote became a distributors to provide Andexxa to widespread issue almost as quickly. hospitals on consignment, which enables When Andexxa was first being facilities to stock up on Andexxa without developed, it was pushed through the paying for it until it’s administered to a FDA’s accelerated approval pathway, a patient. Even if the drug expires while program that was launched in 1992 to at a hospital—Myers said more recent allow for faster approval of drugs that batches of Andexxa have a shelf life of 32 could help fill critically unmet medical months—the product can be returned for needs. Following Andexxa’s approval, full credit. Myers said nearly 20 medical societies, “So we tried to make it so that it’s which create guidelines for best medical highly accessible for all hospitals and practices, analyzed the drug and institutions,” Myers told New Times. concluded that Andexxa should be used He said he’s always surprised PHOTO COURTESY OF BLAKE ANDREWS when facilities choose not to carry Andexxa, especially considering that bleeding events associated with Eliquis and Xarelto aren’t becoming any less prevalent. Portola estimates that there are about 150,000 hospital admissions a year attributable to bleeding related to factor Xa inhibitors across the U.S., and within the last year, Myers said only about 4,000 of those patients were treated with Andexxa. In March 2019, Johnson and Johnson and Bayer, the companies that jointly sell Xarelto, agreed to pay $775 million to settle about 25,000 state and federal lawsuits filed by patients who claimed they weren’t adequately warned about bleeding risks associated with the anticoagulant. Although neither company admitted liability, they said in a joint press release that “even THE FAMILY From left to right: Lauren and while winning in court, complex Alan Donovan and Joanne and Philip Ruggles at litigation demands an enormous Joanne and Phil’s 50th wedding anniversary party in August 2018. amount of time and resources.”

ILL EQUIPPED? While seeking treatment for an aortic dissection at French Hospital Medical Center, which boasts itself as a premier cardiac hospital, Phil Ruggles was told he couldn’t go into emergency surgery because he had been taking a blood thinner, and French doesn’t carry the only approved antidote, according to Joanne Ruggles.

The Joint Commission, a nonprofit that develops best health care practices and accredits hospitals across the nation, addressed the potential bleeding risks associated with the new generation of blood thinners in December 2018. Because of what it called “a rise in adverse drug events associated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs),” including Eliquis and Xarelto, the organization added eight new patient safety requirements that all accredited facilities now have to adhere to when prescribing anticoagulants. These issues were highlighted again in a July 2019 Joint Commission “Sentinel Event Alert,” a publication sent to all Joint Commission-accredited organizations when a high risk medical situation is identified. In the July 2019 alert, the Joint Commission recommended potential strategies for managing the adverse bleeding effects of anticoagulants, which the alert said “have been named second of the top 10 medications involved in error incidents causing death or serious harm.” “Unlike the more widely available reversal agents for warfarin and heparin, reversal agents for DOACs are lesser known and may not be available in every setting,” the alert reads. “Also, some DOACs have no FDA-approved reversal agent at this time. Therefore, bleeding complications can be severe if these patients are not assessed according to the guidelines on the management of DOACs.” In the alert, the Joint Commission points out that a reversal mechanism that works for one blood thinner may not work for another, and suggests that hospitals stock antidotes appropriate for each existing anticoagulant. The Joint Commission also says information regarding the risks associated with drugs like Eliquis and Xarelto should be fully discussed with patients and their families and caregivers. That didn’t happen in Philip Ruggles’ case. Because Dignity Health refused to comment, it’s impossible to know what policies French Hospital Medical Center adheres to when dealing with a bleeding issue like Phil’s. But French Hospital Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission, and according to its most recent quality check, French had implemented the 2019 anticoagulation therapy safety strategies to the Joint Commission’s satisfaction. Although Dignity Health wouldn’t confirm whether it carries Andexxa at any of its Central Coast hospitals, Portola has an online “Andexxa locator,” that lists every medical facility known to carry Andexxa within a few miles of any location searched. According to the locator, the drug is abundant in LA, San Diego, and the Bay Area. About eight medical centers in LA alone had stocked up on Andexxa as of September 2019, the last time the locator was updated. The locator lists Santa Barbara Cottage Health Hospital as the only facility on the

Central Coast carrying Andexxa. Because patients typically have to be transferred to a hospital with a higher quality of care, it’s unlikely anyone living on the Central Coast but outside of the Santa Barbara area would be transferred to Cottage Hospital if in need of Andexxa.

Calling for change

Every day Joanne Ruggles misses her husband. People say it gets easier, but sometimes she wonders whether it really will. Theirs was a relationship that held true to the old “opposites attract” adage. While Phil’s life and job revolved around dollars and cents and creating successful business ventures through smart fiscal decisions, Joanne’s centered on selfexpression, emotional instinct, and art. Phil liked to tell his students that the success of a business hinges upon its ability to manufacture a quality product with no variation—the same product every time for every customer. In Joanne’s classes, the opposite was true, and students could only be successful if they created pieces that were totally unique and overflowing with originality. Years ago, a student who ended up taking a class from both Phil and Joanne—a rare phenomenon—playfully asked Joanne, “How do you two live together?” But that yin and yang connection always worked for them. They had wildly different skill sets and modes of operation, but they adhered to the same core beliefs. They were both born teachers. They both loved kids and helping out in the community and traveling. “So I think it was a very, very good marriage because we were just in such different fields that we kind of marveled at what the other one did, but had no need to go there and compete with each other,” Joanne told New Times. “It was like, you know, you sort of had the whole spectrum covered.” He was her best friend, her support system through a battle with breast cancer and a long fight for gender equality, and her partner throughout so much of her life. During his time here on Earth, Phil always fought for what he thought was right. So that’s what Joanne is doing now. She doesn’t blame the doctors who were there that night in October 2019. Many of them knew Phil personally and were more than sad to see him go. She’s well aware that Phil’s medical situation was rare and severe and that there’s a possibility he would have died whether French Hospital carried Andexxa or not. To her, that doesn’t change a thing. “So would he have died had they had the antidote here? I don’t know,” Joanne said. “I can’t say that. But I sure as hell would have liked to have that chance.” Δ Contact Staff Writer Kasey Bubnash at kbubnash@newtimesslo.com. THE ANTIDOTE Andexxa, andexanet alfa, is the only antidote approved to reverse bleeding in people taking Eliquis, and while Andexxa is widely available in densely populated areas of the U.S., its $24,000 a dose price tag has kept it off hospitals’ shelves in regions like the Central Coast. PHOTO COURTESY OF PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS

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BY COURTNEY BROGNO

On the verge I n about six months, my son and I could very well be homeless, living in my car. Despite what many may think, I am not—contrary to multiple comments on the Nextdoor app—choosing this lifestyle. I am not ruining Laguna Lake by camping lakeside. I am not living in my car just to piss off neighborhoods, nor am I just a lazy person. I am not a drug addict or welfare recipient, nor do I have a debilitating mental illness. In fact, I am quite the opposite. I moved to San Luis Obispo in 1995 to attend Cuesta College. I then transferred to Cal Poly. At 22 years old, I had a daughter and had to take on three jobs to make ends meet. While still working full time as a restaurant server, I pursued and received an master’s degree in English. I’ve been teaching at Cuesta and Cal Poly for 16 years. My son and daughter were both born at French Hospital and are products of local schools. My daughter is a junior at Cal Poly, pursuing a degree in construction management. I have always contributed positively to this town, which I love dearly and of which I fondly consider myself a local: I have volunteered at soup kitchens, made goodie bags for the homeless, gladly allowed people to live with me rent free until they could get on their feet, and have given my last dollar of the month to someone in need. The house where I currently live is going on the market this summer. I’ve rented it for three years, and I love my quirky old home. My landlord is wonderful, but due to circumstances out of her control, she has to sell.

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I peruse Craigslist and the Cal Poly housing webpage daily, and I make constant contact with friends who might have a place for my son and me to live. I haven’t been successful. From Atascadero to Grover Beach, I am priced out of even one-bedroom apartments. According to RentCafe, a 785-square-foot one-bedroom here is typically priced at $2,177. Furthermore, according to The Tribune, local rental costs have risen by 50 percent since 2013. I work full time as a lecturer at Cal Poly and Cuesta. Honestly, if I include the grading and prepping I do at home, I probably work 50 or more hours a week. Sadly, this schedule doesn’t leave me much time to get another job. The fact that Cal Poly has been slow in keeping our salaries in accordance with inflation doesn’t make it easier. And for the first time since I began teaching at Cuesta, I lost a class this semester due to low enrollment. Some may say, “Lay off the coffee you buy every morning, and don’t eat out so much.” Well, I don’t do these things. My salary goes to rent, groceries, bills, and my son’s bills, which are considerable because he has special needs. I am not alone. Many of my friends are living paycheck to paycheck, as do 59 percent of adult Americans, according to USA Today. In addition, I look horrible on paper. I’m a single mom (I’ve learned that many landlords avoid renting to single parents). I have a terrible credit score because I haven’t had a credit card in almost 15 years (sorry, I don’t buy into living on credit—I live on what I earn), and my student loans are in default (even though

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I’ve signed up for three loan forgiveness programs, all of which have been shut down or stalled under the Trump administration) because they want me to pay $1,500 a month, which I cannot afford in any way. Yet, my former landlords will praise me as an ideal tenant. I’ve had people tell me to just move to a different state or get a new job. This kind of advice baffles me: If I moved to another state, I would lose custody of my son and leave my daughter behind, and my kids are my everything. I also love my job, and I’m good at it—I’ve been named Lecturer of the Year by the California Faculty Association in 2013 and the Terrance Harris Excellence in Mentorship award in 2018. I’m one of the few Americans who are completely satisfied with their career choice. I always knew I’d never be able to afford to buy a house in San Luis Obispo County, but I never expected to not be able to pay rent. I’m not alone. Countless comments I’ve encountered during City Council meetings and on Facebook detail how unaffordable the housing situation has become. Promises are being made and ideas thrown about. (I love the idea that in SLO, homeowners can build tiny houses, for example. But how much will they charge for said houses? Probably more than most can afford.) It’s one thing for college kids to share a house with 10 other people to make rent, but it’s another for a 43-year-old single mother of two children. Even so, for the past 10 years, I’ve had roommates to help pay rent. So when you look at me—a successful employee, a devoted mother, a contributing member of our community—you are looking at someone on the verge of being homeless. It’s so easy to judge those living on the streets, but all it takes is one financial setback, and families can’t afford to live in the area. It’s even easier to assume that homeless people did something incredibly

wrong with their lives and that they somehow deserve to live on the streets. I am one of the myriad faces of wealth inequality. I am one of the faces of our city’s housing inflation. I am like many of you. If you think differently, look at me. Look me in the eyes and tell me I haven’t done all I can. Δ Courtney Brogno is looking for an affordable place to rent. Send comments through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com or write a response for publication and email it to letters@newtimesslo.com.

Letters Veterans in support of Ellen Beraud

Yesterday, we each received campaign mailers from a mysterious Sacramentobased political action committee that fraudulently claimed 5th District San Luis Obispo County supervisor candidate Ellen Beraud has dishonored veterans. We have both known and associated with Ellen for many years. We both know that she has nothing but respect for America’s vets. Further, we are not surprised that Ellen’s opponent, Debbie Arnold, would seek the support of a Sacramento-based political action committee that implies a connection to veterans in our community when no such connection exists. We are both longtime residents of SLO County’s 5th District. We both fully support the election of Ellen Beraud as our next supervisor. Ken Haggard, captain, USAR ret. Jay Salter, private, 3rd Armored Division, USA, 1955 LETTERS continued page 14


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In response to Al Fonzi’s latest oped, “Vets are angry,” (Feb. 6) and the fearmongering and absurd mailers Atascadero residents are currently receiving (“Why did Ellen Beraud oppose honoring our veterans”), I’d like to make a few things clear. Firstly, Al Fonzi donated $250 to the PAC responsible for the mailers, “Friends of Veterans in San Luis Obispo County, Primarily Formed to Oppose Ellen Beraud for Supervisor 2020,” so we can assume based on that public donation information and the content of his article that he supports their political mission. The event that Al’s unfocused op-ed and the aforementioned political mailer both demonize is then Councilmember Beraud’s 2007 vote not to authorize the construction of the Faces of Freedom memorial in Atascadero. I’d like to inform your readers of the actual context of her vote. When I read the council meeting minutes, it became clear that Councilmember Beraud’s “no” vote was contingent upon the fact that the public arts committee tasked with providing guidance to the council regarding adopting plans for public arts projects had voted 4-1 in opposition to allowing the memorial project to proceed. Their justification? It was ugly; please find a new artist to plan something less hideous, as we approve of the idea of a memorial, just not this dumpster fire of a statue. Councilmember Beraud cited their recommendation as the reason for her vote, stating that public works require public input (not a terribly revolutionary stance for a public official). She was outvoted, and now we’ve all got to drive by that absurd eyesore with its ridiculous font every day. Al Fonzi should consider whether supporting shady PACs that send out hitpiece political mailers, both monetarily and in meandering op-eds, is an appropriate way to demonstrate the patriotic values he attests to hold so dear. The least we can hope for is a little integrity. Shane Eaton Atascadero

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My public service experiences have convinced me that all elected officials have good intentions. They may have different ideas on how to accomplish certain goals or different priorities, but they all mean well. They also may have some slight flaws or interests that over time develop into larger issues that may not be in the public’s best interest. Sometimes elected officials begin to think they are indispensable. That is never true. Fresh faces and new ideas add to the mix and create better government. I was an elected official for 16 years, but I was in office for eight years and then out for eight years and then back in again for eight more years. Elected public service is a privilege and should not be a career. I think San Luis Obispo’s 3rd District supervisor needs a break. Dave Ekbom Grover Beach

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New people, some young, some old, with different and good ideas, have moved in. Make room for them! It doesn’t matter that one board member has been elected and the other appointed. It is politically incorrect to claim that those who are appointed to the Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) board have to acquiesce to those who have been elected. To treat them differently because of it is discrimination, and it’s also discriminatory to say that committee assignments are a privilege. A privilege for whom? The privileged indeed—the good old white boys/girls who have been running Oceano for a century. Committee assignments should be distributed equally among the board members. Furthermore, the good old boys/ girls of the OCSD are presently trying to change the OCSD’s bylaws. The suggested changes—reducing meetings from two to one a month and reducing compensation for board members—would threaten public participation in meetings and decrease the number of residents able to serve as directors. These changes would maintain the status quo. Leave the bylaws alone! Oceano has had enough of the good old boys/girls rule. Welcome change! Lucia Casalinuovo Oceano

Debbie Arnold and homelessness

Debbie Arnold has championed maintaining and improving our county road system. Our roads are a critical piece of backbone infrastructure for our county. They provide access to our homes, our jobs, and our parks, and they are critical to commerce and our first responders. Letting our roads fall apart is not an option. Yet Debbie is taking heat from her opponent Ellen Beraud, who says that Debbie isn’t doing enough about homelessness. Beraud wants to take away funding for our roads and throw it at homelessness, a position shared by Supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson. Ironically, it was Debbie Arnold who helped spearhead the successful “50 Now” program to house the most vulnerable and chronically homeless. What has Beraud done about homelessness? That Beraud would join Hill and Gibson in emulating San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle in throwing millions of dollars at homelessness with little to no success is a frightening prospect. We clearly need to solve this growing problem. But it needs to be done in a way that doesn’t attract more homelessness or that allows our road infrastructure to fall apart. Debbie is committed to doing just that. Juanita McDaniel Atascadero


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Affirmative action F ew things are more intriguing than watching a liberal try and reconcile the contradictory elements of their worldview, and few things do more to discredit a political philosophy than obvious hypocrisy. The semantic gymnastics of the left in trying to reconcile their support for affirmative action, with their professed revulsion toward racial discrimination, certainly rival any performance of the Cirque du Soleil. Yes, affirmative action is back in the news. With a recent trial court decision upholding its admissions program, Harvard University has once again found itself as the public face of one of the most divisive practices of our time. Harvard considers race in admissions to arrive at what they consider to be their desired racial targets. While they avoid using the forbidden Q-word (quotas), their racial proportions each year seem pretty consistent, and an observer certainly might reasonably conclude that quotas do exist. Some suggest that Harvard is revisiting its former admissions policy of the early 20th century, in which they limited the number of Jewish students admitted, to prevent “too many” Jews among their student body. These days, Harvard has now updated the practice to instead prevent the admission of “too many” Asians, under the assumption that using only objective criteria like grades and test scores will result in a disproportionately Asian student body. This puts an interesting new twist in the “fairness” justification for affirmative action. Traditionally, it was justified as a fair way to compensate black people for past discrimination, and in the minds of many, to “pay back” privileged whites for the discriminatory sins of their ancestors. But that justification doesn’t work with Asians, who not only usually did not have ancestors in the country during the times of slavery and Jim Crow, but whose ancestors may have themselves suffered discrimination and poverty as well. So, if you accept the idea of group victimization, which victim class is to be deemed worthy of preferences and which is deemed deserving of punishment? How do you quantify and compare the suffering of someone’s ancestors? So, since the fairness rationale for affirmative action is unsustainable, schools like Harvard have fallen back on the diversity angle, declaring a need to achieve a diverse student body resembling the ethnic makeup of society as a whole. Most people will agree that diversity does in fact provide a benefit to students, and prior Supreme Court decisions have upheld racial discrimination when used for the diversity goal. However, the current conservative makeup of the court puts the future of affirmative action in doubt. Thus, we now find schools considering doing away with objective criteria, like grades and test scores, in favor of a more holistic approach, considering subjective traits like “personality.” This will allow them to claim a race-neutral process in pursuing their desired quotas, without being quite as obvious about their intentions. Still, even with the laudable intention

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of enriching the educational process, affirmative action unavoidably penalizes certain groups solely on the basis of their race and benefits others. This offends our traditional bedrock notions of fairness and our avowed determination to judge people individually, rather than as members of a group. Is the benefit of the practice worth the cost? Sometimes overlooked in the debate is the fact that affirmative action tends to stigmatize the intended beneficiaries and deprive them of the respect and acknowledgement that they are due for their accomplishments. People intuitively understand the principles of fair competition and respect the results. If a person has an artificial advantage available, they will be widely assumed to have taken advantage of it, even though it may actually have played no role. It must be hard to accept having one’s hard-won accomplishment in gaining acceptance to a prestigious school or attaining a professional position dismissed as being merely a lucky break derived from a quota used to achieve a diversity mandate. An anecdotal example: A Latina attorney friend, who won admission to a prestigious law school on the basis on her exceptional board scores and high grades, was always quite bitter that others routinely mistakenly dismissed her as an “affirmative action admission” because

she was Latina. In a very competitive environment like the legal world, such perceptions can be damaging. I imagine that her situation is not that unusual. What sort of message does affirmative action send to its supposed beneficiaries when it is based on an officially sanctioned premise that they are incapable of succeeding in even competition, and need a preference? This is both racist and defeatist, and has been described as “the bigotry of low expectations.” The civil rights movement derived its compelling moral authority and power from a simple reliance upon the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Few of us would want to be denied opportunities merely because of the race that we were born into, and we can easily understand why others would feel the same way. A morally compelling principle like racial equality only retains its power so long as it is applied equally, consistently, and without any exceptions for political considerations. How can it be reconciled with affirmative action? Δ John Donegan is a retired attorney in Pismo Beach who enjoys arguing politics until you eventually walk away muttering in exasperation. Send a response for publication to letters@newtimesslo.com.

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Mud wrestling! I t’s a great time to be a printer, amirite? They’re probably buying yachts and sending their neighbors’ kids to college with all the fresh green they’re bringing in by filling our mailboxes with glossy, full-color, card stock political mailers. Mmm. Show me the moolah! And us? We get the joy of witnessing small-town political battles play out in all their ugly glory! My current favorite battle is between 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold and her Democratic challenger Ellen Beraud (and their respective surrogates), who’ve been going tit for tat on the mailers. The SLO Democratic Party put out its “VALUES MATTER VOTE DEMOCRAT” mailer, which reads, “You’re currently represented by Debbie Arnold, an ardent supporter of Donald Trump. Ellen Beraud is running … to change that.” One the back, there’s Ellen standing proud, arms crossed in a no-nonsense way, her slightly pulled-up sleeves silently saying, “Let’s get to work! I’ve got the cando spirit!” Under some red “thumbs down” icons are a list of Debbie’s transgressions: Santa Margarita rock quarry, offshore oil drilling, Carrizo Plain fracking, Trump loving. What a monster! Never fear, conservatives! Straight outta Sacramento comes a rebuttal mailer from Friends of Veterans in SLO County Primarily Formed to Oppose

Ellen Beraud. They sound like kind of a niche group, eh? But here they are to the rescue! They even used the very same photo of Ellen with her arms crossed, but thanks to the magic of Photoshop, the color’s been drained to gray and Ellen’s now superimposed on a sinister black background. Da da duh! What a monster! “WHY DID ELLEN BERAUD OPPOSE HONORING OUR VETERANS?” the flyer ominously asks, referencing her lone opposing vote in 2007 for the Atascadero veterans memorial. Yeah, Ellen! WTF? Um, maybe because she didn’t oppose honoring veterans and in fact supported the idea of the memorial but thought the review process was rushed and wanted to gather additional ideas for the project. But hey, F of V in SLOCPF to OEB, don’t let the truth get in the way of your smear job! Ellen, in that feisty, grassroots, liberal way has fought back with postcardstovoters.org, a website encouraging people from all over the country to write “friendly, handwritten reminders … to targeted voters giving Democrats a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.” First of all, how amazing is it that one of our county supervisor races is “key”? Second, can we all have a moment of silence in honor of all the committed liberals hunched over their kitchen tables across America writing postcards in colored felt pen with phrases such as

“Voting is your SUPER POWER,” and “Your vote = Your voice,” and “History is made by those who show up and vote”? Damn, you people have a lot of time on your hands! Clap. Clap. Clap. Meanwhile, in the 3rd District Supervisor race, incumbent Adam Hill is facing off against challenger Stacy Korsgaden, but Adam’s really running against his own reputation for being an intemperate blowhard, and more importantly, he’s running against the people who hate him to the core. They don’t care if Stacy or a potted plant wins the 3rd District, the Adamhaters—and they are legion!—just want him out, and preferably tarred and feathered or at least roundly humiliated— maybe an atomic wedgie or a purplenurple! Definitely an Indian burn! They’re the folks donating to Stacy’s campaign so she can pay for down-anddirty mailers like the one that asks, “HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BUY ADAM HILL?” It depicts a photo of Hill’s head superimposed on a well dressed and slender model with a price tag on his sleeve. Looking good, Adam! Nice! Hey, gotta say that’s some pretty good mud-slinging job for a political novice, Stacy! I’d love to know who’s advising you! Former Santa Barbara County Administrator Mike Brown? Failed San Luis Obispo mayoral candidate T. Keith Gurnee? Beelzebub, the Prince of Darkness?

The mailer charges that Hill “openly demands bigger donations to get his support” and “threatens to retaliate against donors if they don’t contribute to his campaign,” both charges leveled by Hill-hating online blog calcoastnews. com, which has made abusing Hill a kind of cottage industry. The blog’s opinion section is where Brown and Gurnee like to periodically trot out their anti-Hill screeds. Hill, to his credit and my utter astonishment, hasn’t dived into the mud after Stacy. Weird, right? The bombastic bigmouth usually would have had a meltdown by now. Maybe the therapy is working! The Hill mailers I’ve seen tout his record and his many endorsers, not to mention his “100% Rated Candidate” Planned Parenthood endorsement. That’s not to say that Hill isn’t having his say. On his Facebook page he wrote, “Because Facebook continues to allow vile lies and misinformation in all political elections (yes, that’s what my opponent has stooped to ...), we won’t be running any ads on this platform and will slowly wind down all presence. The social connections are great but the deliberate division openly promoted and sought after here is bad for our civic culture and terrible for our country.” Sheesh! You’re really sounding reasonable, Adam. I kind of miss the old take-no-prisoners you. You always gave me something juicy to write about. Δ

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The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden hosts Reuniting and Renesting Birds of Prey on Monday, Feb. 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. Pacific Wildlife Care volunteer Robert Peak will share stories of reuniting and remedying birds of prey local to SLO County. Admission to the event is free. Call (805) 772-1991 or visit morrocoastaudubon.org to find out more. —Caleb Wiseblood

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THE 2020 RHONE RANGERS EXPERIENCE Enjoy a seminar, gourmet lunch, tasting of more than 200 wines and a Silent Auction benefi tting the Rhone Rangers Scholarship fund. Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $45-$95. 800-467-0163. rhonerangers.org. Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles.

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REUNITING AND RENESTING BIRDS OF PREY IN SLO COUNTY Robert Peak will share his fascinating stories of reuniting and remedying birds of prey as a volunteer with Pacific Wildlife Care. He also has specialized experience in the difficult captures such as those of larger mammals and birds. Feb. 17, 7-8 p.m. Free to the public. 805-772-1991. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

SLO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Celebrate the brewers of craft beer and raise a toast to their unique and wonderful creations. Many of the best breweries in the U.S. will be featured. Feb. 21, 5-9 p.m. and Feb. 22, 12-5 p.m. $45-$55. 805-481-4898. slocraftbeer.com. Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo.

THIRD ANNUAL CENTRAL COAST VEG FEST Eat, learn, shop, and more. You’ll get to sample and experience all the tastiest, hippest and latest in the local plant-based explosion by attending this all-day vegan festival. Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-234-7279. ccvegfest.org. SLO United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo.

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LIVING, DYING, AND LEAVING A LEGACY: FREE SEMINAR Living the last couple of decades can be simple for you and your family when you have a plan. Join this lively discussion with our panel of experts. Topics include tips on staying in your home, dying gracefully, and leaving a legacy. Feb. 13, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 805710-2415. seacoastseniors.org/. Hilton Garden Inn, 601 James Way, Pismo Beach.

MARDI GRAS FISH FRY Fish dinners that also include fries and homemade coleslaw. Beer, wine, soda and desserts available for additional charge. Dine in or take out. Everyone is welcome. Feb. 21, 4-7 p.m. $8-$20. 805-489-2680. St. Patrick’s Church, 501 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande, stpatsag.org.

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$55. 805-461-5100. nauticalcowboy.com. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

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EVENING IN PARIS: SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER Hosted by the Cayucos Lioness and

Lions Clubs. Feb. 16, 4-7 p.m. $50. 805-235-2289. cayucoslioness.org. Cayucos Elementary School, 301 Cayucos Dr., Cayucos.

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MASQUERADE BENEFIT DINNER AND DANCE Raising funds to support Shea Mackenzie and her fight against childhood cancer. Feb. 21, 7-10 p.m. $35. 805550-9963. theartgalanipomo.com/events/. Gala De Arte Plaza, 136 N Thompson Ave. B, Nipomo.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

VALENTINE’S 80S PROM Features a no host bar, food trucks, photo booth, and more. Throw on your favorite 80’s look, spray the hairdo, and dance the evening away. Feb. 14, 7-11 p.m. $15. Pavilion on the Lake, 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

VALENTINES CHOCOLATE AND WINE WORKSHOP Take home a unique decorated box of

AFRICAN DANCE Enjoy instruction to the beat of live

your own chocolate dipped treats to share with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Complimentary glass of wine included. Feb. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $65. my805tix. com. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, 805.239.1730.

VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE CASTLE Enjoy a threecourse Valentine’s Day dinner. Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m. $85. Tooth and Nail Winery, 3090 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles, 805-369-6100, rabblewine.com/tasting-room/.

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A SPECIAL CASS VALENTINE This intimate, multicourse meal is an elevated experience to celebrate your sweetheart at this special time of year. Feb. 15, 6-9 p.m. $150. my805tix.com. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, 805.239.1730.

VALENTINE BENEFIT HAUNTED HOUSE A special fundraiser to benefi t Lighthouse, RISE, and Woods Humane Society. Feb. 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Feb. 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Feb. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Feb. 16, 2-5 p.m., Feb. 21, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Feb. 22, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Feb. 23, 2-5 p.m. $12-$40. 805-221-5084. thehauntinatascadero.com. The Haunt, 5805 El Camino Real, Atascadero. VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER Celebrate Valentine’s Day in a beautiful space with equally beautiful food and service. We will be offering a special three-course menu in lieu of our standard nightly menu. Feb. 14, 5-9 p.m.

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BE MY RAINBOW VALENTINE DANCE Come join GALA of the Central Coast for a night of live music and dancing. This Valentine’s Day dance is open to everyone in the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies ages 18 and over. Feb. 22, 7-10 p.m. $25. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-0639, sloguildhall.com.

MOTHER SHUCKIN’ VALENTINE’S DAY For ages 18 and over only. Feb. 14, 7 p.m. $10. SLO Brew Rock, 855 Aerovista Pl., San Luis Obispo, 209-417-7748.

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PISMO BEACH VALENTINE WINE WALK Participants will take a sunset stroll through beautiful downtown Pismo Beach accompanied by friends, loved ones, and others. Visit several local businesses spread throughout beautiful Pismo Beach. Feb. 15, 1-4 p.m. 805-773-4382. pismochamber.com. Downtown Pismo Beach, 690 Dolliver, Pismo Beach.

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

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

CREATIVITY GROUP Enjoy a creative experience each Wednesday, unless other events/classes conflict. Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. DANCE FUSION CLASSES: AGES 4-15 An encouraging learning environment for beginnersadvanced dancers ages 4 to 15. Call or email for complete schedule and more information. Mondays, Wednesdays, 3:30-7:30 p.m. $45 per month; $14 per drop-in. 805-203-6318. desertcoastdance.com. Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, 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. POLYMER CLAY HEARTS Learn Polymer Clay basics

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from how to select the right clay, how to condition it, and more. Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m. $45. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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assortment of shells, colored beach glass, and glitter to design your scene. Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-noon Various. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Art Center Morro

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SEA GLASS HAMMERED METAL JEWELRY Learn how to drill holes in sea glass, how to harden, strengthen and texturize metal to create a gorgeous jewelry set. No experience necessary. Everything is provided for the project including local sea glass, use of tools in the class, wire and jewelry findings. Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-noon $45. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Learn how to drill holes in sea glass, how to harden, strengthen and texturize metal to create a gorgeous jewelry set. No experience necessary. Everything is provided for the project including local sea glass (brown, white or green). Preregistration is required. Feb. 16, 1-3 p.m. $45. 805286-5993. creativemetime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. ZEN DOODLE ADULT COLORING BOOK GROUP Relax and unwind with adult coloring books. No experience necessary. Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 805772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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ACTING CLASSES Film & TV Acting Classes for all ages and skill levels. Optional showcases for major Hollywood talent agents & casting directors. 10:30 am -8:45 pm (Sundays only). Varies per class. 310-910-1228. actorsedge. com. Mission Cinemas, 1025 Monterey St., SLO.

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

AERIAL SILK SKILLS Learn to fly with grace in this mixed level aerial silks class. Geared toward those familiar with climbing, straddle-ups, foot locks, and hip keys on aerial silks. Thursdays, 7-8:15 p.m. Varies. 805-549-6417. levityacademy.com. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo.

AERIAL SILK SKILLS: ALL AGES Learn to fly with grace in this mixed level aerial silks class. Geared toward those familiar with climbing, straddle-ups, foot locks, and hip keys on aerial silks. Saturdays, 10:15-11:45 a.m. Varies. 805-549-6417. levityacademy.com. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo.

AERIAL SILKS FUNDAMENTALS AND BASICS Elevate dance, gymnastics, acrobatics, fitness, and fun to new heights on aerial silks. All levels welcome.

Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m. Varies; see site for details. 805-549-6417. levityacademy.com. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo.

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AERIAL SILKS SKILLS: 18+ Learn to fly with grace

unique canvas to take home. Saturdays $55. 805-6101821. keshetlavoux.com. Keshet Lavoux, 165 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

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

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

CA ENERGY CODE UPDATES The new Title 24 energy code is here. The series will highlight major code changes, offer cost-effective details on construction assemblies, and provide guidelines for sizing your project’s PV system for residential and non-residential projects. Feb. 18, 3:30-5 p.m. $10. 805-543-7330. SLO County Builders Exchange, 153 Cross St #130, San Luis Obispo, slocbe.com.

LEARN FRENCH WHILE SPEAKING ENGLISH For beginners or intermediate. Watch assigned YouTube videos at home. Do written homework from textbook. Every other Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Free. 805-225-1270. meetup.com/Welcoming-all-levels-of-French-speakers/. Coastal Peaks Coffee, 3566 S. Higuera St. #100, San Luis Obispo. MACRAMÉ PLANT HANGER WORKSHOP AT SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN Spend a relaxing evening learning the basics of macramé. All materials are provided, as well as a bubble vase and air plant that Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m. $65. 805-541-1400. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

PACIFIC HORIZON CHORUS WELCOMES WOMEN SINGERS Visit site or come by in person to see if these music lessons are right for you. Tuesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. 805-441-1405. pacifichorizon.org. SLO United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo.

POLE FITNESS Learn the basics or master new skills on static or spinning pole at this all-levels pole fitness class. Mondays, 7-8:15 p.m. $25-$30 for a drop-in; check site for more details. 805-549-6417. levityacademy.com. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd.,

SATURDAY ART WORKSHOP FOR KIDS: “BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS” Each student will create their own

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

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

LET’S GO 3D! MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE Explore the four sculpture types: molded, cast, carved and assembled. Guests will work with clay, plaster, and found objects. Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m. through March 17 $100 for all 5 weeks. 805-668-2125. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande, lila.community.

LI LI CLEVER JEWELRY Learn from someone with

comic strips, backdrops, or 3D models. Thursdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m. $20. 805-668-2125. lila.community/. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Sponsored by the Friends of the Los Osos Library. For adults. Third Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 805-5281862. Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos.

CAMBRIA GALLERY OF ART: WINTER SHOW Featured artists are Donald Archer (Cambria), Jordan Quintero (Los Osos), and Kurt Waldo (Los Osos). Also on permanent display is art by Virga Siauciunaite, Ilona Peteris, and Nancy Roberts. Feb. 15, 5-8 p.m. 805-9265050. cambriagallery.com/. Cambria Gallery of Art, 1561 Main Street, Cambria.

AN EVENING OF MAD COMEDY Mad’s senior editor Joe Raiola reflects on his life in humor and his 33 years as a member of the legendary “The Usual Gang of Idiots”, and shares a rare peek behind the scenes at “America’s dumbest magazine.” Feb. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. $20. Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre, 1350 Main St., Cambria, 805-927-8190, cambriacenterforthearts.org/theatre/.

OPENING RECEPTION: INKED AND LAYERS OF LOVE Features mixed media collage, ink paintings,

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

and drawings. Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

OPEN STUDIO FOR HOMESCHOOLED CHILDREN

ATASCADERO ART ASSOCIATION MEETING Tracy

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

Paz lives and works (primarily in oils, with an occasional foray into 3D expression) in Central California. Feb. 13, 12-2 p.m. Free. 805-461-6161. Atascadero Library, 6555 Capistrano, Atascadero.

PLAY EXPLORE CREATE 2 Includes drawing, pastel,

WINTER SURF MOVIES: HEAVY WATER A free

watercolor, tempera, collage, printmaking, sewing, and building. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. & 1:30-3 p.m. $20. 805-668-2125. lila.community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

TEEN’S OPEN STUDIO: TEEN COMIC CREATION GROUP Teens will collaborate on developing characters,

SAN LUIS OBISPO screening. Feb. 14, 7-10 p.m. Free. 805-329-5725. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

JULIA MORGAN HISTORIC BUILDING TOUR Member docents will guide guests through the

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historic, newly renovated, and preserved Monday Club clubhouse and grounds. Tours may also be arranged by appointment. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. through Oct. 8 Free; donations appreciated. 805-541-0594. themondayclubslo.org. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

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Encouraging visitors to engage and connect with on site artists since 1974, Artpark provides a unique environment for those craving culture away from the whirring city. Located in Lewiston, New York the outdoor venue opens itself to artists seeking a spot to create. Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Suggested donation at the door: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/ product/artpark-people/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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

FOR THE BIRDS An exhibit in celebration of the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival. Through Feb. 17 Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-772-2504, artcentermorrobay. org.

FOR THE BIRDS 2020 See fine art and photography depicting Morro Bay’s various species of birds, and all things bird-related. Also featured is the featuring WINTERMEZZO II: NOTABLE FEB. 13 – FEB. 20 glass sculptor, George Jercich, co-founder ENCOUNTER DINNER This Festival 2020 of the California Glass Exchange. Through Mozaic event features a gourmet farmFeb. 17, 12-4 p.m. Free. 705-772-2504. to-table three course meal, complete with artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Central Coast wines. Feb. 22 festivalmozaic.com. Main St., Morro Bay. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805-541-0594.

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SUNDAY SPEAKER: COLLEN BECKS’ THE STORY OF ADELINA DANA Our DANA librarian and researcher

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pm 8 Burlesque & Variety ShoW SLO Guild HalL 2880 Broad St

the Arts Gallery is excited to host this themed show for the month of February, which overlaps the love-themed Cambria Film Festival and St. Valentine’s Day. Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Feb. 22, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805434-7060. cambriacenterforthearts.org. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

Kim is joined by professional dancers from the SLO Movement Arts Center for a collaborative performance of three of J. S. Bach’s famous suites for solo cello. Feb. 23 festivalmozaic.com. Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, 805-546-3202.

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Cambria Library. Tuesdays-Saturdays. through Feb. 28 Free. 805-927-4336. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

Colleen M. Beck has been gathering information on Adelina’s life and times. She will present a talk, Tia Adelina: Daughter of the Rancho. Feb. 16, 1-2 p.m. $5; free for Members. 805-929-5672. danaadobe.org. DANA Adobe Cultural Center, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo.

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ACRYLIC PAINTINGS BY TISH ROGERS Tish Rogers’ acrylic paintings of breathtaking seascapes and delightful animal portraits are currently on display at the

GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE PRESENTS INKED Featured artists: Don Doubledee, George Asdel,

Ardella Swanberg, Jari de Ham, Virginia Mack, Debbie Gedayloo, Tyler Priest, and Judy Rath. Through Feb. 28 Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE PRESENTS LAYERS OF LOVE Featured artists: Ardella Swanberg, Debbie Gedayloo, Gay McNeal, Atul Pande, Jane Siragusa, and Hope Myers. Through Feb. 28 Free. 805772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

JOSE NUNEZ PAINTINGS Bold and dynamic paintings depicting images the artist knows well: seascapes, fish, and surfers. This talented Cayucos artist lives what he paints: he surfs, fishes, and enjoys the spectacular ARTS continued page 23

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REVUE AND VARIETY SHOW Come enjoy this musical

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Productions. Directed by Lisa Woske. Through Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m. $20. 805-776-3287. my805tix.com. By The Sea Productions, 545 Shasta Ave., Morro Bay.

revue and variety show featuring live music, love songs, and scenes from your favorite movies and musicals. Recommended for mature audiences only, due to strong language. Feb. 14, 8 p.m. $15. 805-473-0377. The Studio of Performing Arts, 805 Grand Ave., Grover Beach.

Features paintings and original prints by the Morro Bay-based artist. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.5 p.m. through Feb. 23 Free admission. 8055438562. sloma.org/exhibition/craiggriswold-2020/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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

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Creative Me Time hosts its Sea Glass Hammered Metal Jewelry Workshop at Art Center Morro Bay on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees will learn how to harden, strengthen, and texturize metal and drill local sea glass to create a set of jewelry. Admission is $45. Call (805) 286-5993 or visit creativemetime. com for more details. —C.W. ARTS from page 22 coastline he now calls home. Mondays, WednesdaysSundays, 1-4 p.m. through April 1 Free. 805-995-2049. cayucosart.org. Cayucos Community Art Gallery, 10 Cayucos Dr., Cayucos.

MORRO BAY FRIDAY ARTWALK A self-guided tour that takes place every second Friday of the month. Guests can enjoy refreshments, trolley rides, and more. Second Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-7722504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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ART FROM THE HEART You’ll find the perfect gifts to express how you care: vibrant jewelry with semiprecious stones, uplifting heart energy art, and nature’s beauty with butterflies and seascapes. Lovers of dance and yoga can endlessly enjoy small, medium, and large artworks. Through Feb. 29, 12-4 p.m. Free admission. 805-238-9800. studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles.

THE CALLING: PAINTINGS, PRINTS, AND DRAWINGS BY JAVIER MANRIQUE Showcasing works by San Francisco-based Mexican artist Javier Manrique. Presented under the show title, “The Calling,” Manrique’s collection includes both recent and retrospective works. Through March 1, 12-4 p.m. Free admission. 805-238-9800. studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles.

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

KEN CHRISTENSEN Through Feb. 29 Park Street Gallery, 1320 Park Street, Paso Robles, 805-286-4430, parkstreetgallery.com.

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

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ART AFTER DARK: FREE PRESS This exhibit features the Central Coast Printmakers, who are a dedicated group located in California’s San Luis Obispo county. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays, 12-4 p.m. and Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through March 30 Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralartsupply.com. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. THE ART OF SLOW LOOKING: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION Features selections from the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 1 Free admission. 805-5438562. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St.,

METAMORPHOSIS: CENTRAL COAST CRAFTMAKERS Explores

the concept of change, growth, and rebirth. Artworks in a variety of media are featured, including fused glass, textiles, ceramics, and woodturning. Mondays, ThursdaysSundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 29 Free admission. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/exhibition/metamorphosis/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

THROUGH THE TREES: ORIGINALS BY KEN CHRISTENSEN Ken Christensen is exhibiting an one man show at Frame Works Studio and Art Gallery featuring original oils and watercolors. Through April 28 805-542-9000. Frame Works, 339 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, sloart.com.

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FROM ARTISTS, FOR ARTISTS, BY ARTISTS Featuring fine art oils and pastels

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

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LOVE LETTERS: DINNER AND SHOW Wine Country Theatre will present the two-character play along with a dinner prepared by Andre, Master Chef of Paso Terra Restaurant. Guests will enjoy a three course meal and a complimentary glass of wine or champagne. Sunday matinee showing doesn’t include dinner. Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m., Feb. 15, 6-9 p.m. and Feb. 16, 2-4 p.m. $85 ($15-$25 matinee). my805tix.com. Park Street Ballroom, 1232 Park Street, Paso Robles, 805-238-5042.

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ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE A delightful musical about friendship, country music, and a brilliant artist who left us all too soon. Wednesdays-Sundays, 7-9 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 2-4 p.m. through March 8 $40-$55. 805-786-2440. slorep.org/shows/always-patsy-cline/. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo.

MACBETH SLO REP’s Academy of Creative Theatre presents a young performers’ adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy. Fridays, 7-8:30 p.m. $17-$25. 805-786-2440. slorep.org/shows/macbeth/. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo. IMPROV COMEDY SHOWS Hosted by the talented Central Coast Comedy Theater cast. All shows are fastpaced and hilarious; based on audience suggestions. Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. centralcoastcomedytheater. com. Monterey St. Market, 1234 Monterey Street, #120, San Luis Obispo, 805-548-8515.

LOVE, GLITTEROTICA STYLE Looking for the perfect Valentine’s day weekend event? Join us for a pre-party in the parking lot with food from Pancho’s and drinks by Libertine Brewing Co., followed by an amazing Burlesque and Variety Show. Feb. 14, 5-10 p.m. and Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. $20-$40. 805-801-6119. Glitteroticaburlesque.com. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

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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/.

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PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES The

2020 theatre season starts off with a bang, laced with a bit of country twang. Oceano’s Great American Melodrama is presenting the Tony-nominated hit musical. Thursdays-Sundays, 7-9:30 p.m. through March 22 $24-$32. 805-489-2499. americanmelodrama.com. Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front St., Oceano.

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MORRO BAY MEETING Join the Historical Society of Morro Bay to hear vignettes about the history of Quonset Huts found in Morro Bay, a curious little red house, the Tidelands Doctrine and sport fishing history. Feb. 16, 4:30-6 p.m. Free. Presbyterian Church, 485 Piney Way, Morro Bay, 805-399-2772.

LIVING HISTORY: PECHO RANCH IN 1919 Tour the Spooner Ranch House to discover the making of the Pecho Ranch and learn about Spooner family history. Chairs available. Feb. 15, 1-2 p.m. Free. 805-528-0513. Montaña de Oro, 3550 Pecho Valley Rd., Los Osos. MIND WALK: A TOUR OF THE CACTUS OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU Rob Skillin will talk about two little known American cacti, pediocactus and sclerocactus, what they are, where they are found and their adaptations for survival. Feb. 17, 10:15-11:45 a.m. $3, CCPSA Otter members and above are free. 805-7722694. Inn at Morro Bay, 60 State Park Rd, Morro Bay.

SUCCULENTS: WHAT’S TO KNOW? Mike Bush, with the Central Coast Cactus and Succulent Society, will present expert information on growing Succulents. He will also be bringing succulent plants with him for sale. Mike has had a long career in Horticulture at Cal Poly. Feb. 13, 1-1:45 p.m. Free to the public. 661-204-1535. Daisy Hill Estates Clubhouse, 1595 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos.

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

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CAL POLY COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS: TEACH IN Join the campus community for a daylong series of talks and workshops centered around equity and social justice designed to inform and inspire. Feb. 13, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. 805-756-2359. cla.calpoly.edu/teach-in. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

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

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: BIG BOLD ABSTRACTS Submit original abstract artwork for this exhibit. For more information, visit the “Exhibits” area of the website. Through Feb. 18 Varies. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: CALIFORNIA SCULPTURE SLAM Through March 8, noon 8055438562. sloma.org/ call_for_artists/california-sculpture-slam-2020/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ROMANCING THE ADOBES This California-wide juried exhibition features artworks celebrating the historic California Adobes and the Californio lifestyle. Artists are welcome to explore whatever subject matter they wish in regards to the Adobes. All 2D media is eligible. Through May 3, noon 805-543-8562. artist.callforentry.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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THE BREWERY COMEDY TOUR This stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV, and major club appearances. Feb. 16, 7-8:30 p.m. $20. 805-900-5360. beachbums805.com/live. Beach Bums Bev & Bites, 10 N. Ocean Ave., #212, Cayucos.

MAYBE BABY, IT’S YOU A staged reading of a charming play written by Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson. Filled with vignettes on love and romance, or the lack of. Feb. 21, 7-9 p.m. and Feb. 22, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. $15. my805tix.com. Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre, 1350 Main St., Cambria, 805-927-8190.

NEED FOR SEED The Arroyo Grande Library hosts its Seed Exchange event on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. Plant growers are welcome to come in to network and exchange their seeds with others. Admission to the event is free. Call the library at (805) 473-7161 or visit slolibrary.org to find out more. —C.W.

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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 23 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

SUSAN CURRIER VISITING PROFESSORSHIP Feb. 13, 6-8:30 p.m. 805-756-2359. cla.calpoly.edu/currierprofessorship. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

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UCCE MASTER GARDENERS OF SLO COUNTY: FREE WORKSHOP ON INVASIVE PLANTS Learn which invasive plant species that you should not add to your garden and what to do if they are already present in your landscape during a free “Advice to Grow By” lecture. SLO Master Gardener Linda Lewis Griffith will define and identify local invasive plants. Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-noon Free. 805-781-5939. ucanr.edu/mgslo. University of California Master Gardeners of SLO County, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo.

WEIGHT LOSS MADE EASY WITH LAW OF ATTRACTION Use the law of attraction to easily

achieve your health and fitness goals. Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m. $30. 805-242-1649. breakingdayhypnotherapy.com. Cuesta College, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

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OCEANO’S BEAVERS: LOCAL HISTORY AND ADAPTATION A talk at Guiton Hall to learn their biology, role in westward expansion, and why they were hunted; followed by an easy half mile walk to look for evidence of their activity. Feb. 15, 10 a.m.-noon Free. 805-474-2667. Oceano Dunes Visitor Center, 555 Pier Ave., Oceano.

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

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

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MID-STATE CRUIZERS OF ATASCADERO Open to

NASHVILLE-THEMED OPENING NIGHT | TUESDAY, MARCH 17 MOVIE NIGHT AT THE OCTAGON BARN | THURSDAY, MARCH 19 SURF NITE IN SLO | FRIDAY, MARCH 20 AWARDS NIGHT GALA | SATURDAY, MARCH 21

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

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

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

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CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS MEETING CoDependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a 12-step recovery program for anyone who desires to have healthy and loving relationships with themselves and others. Saturdays, 1-2:15 p.m. Free. 805-203-5875. Cambria Connection, 1069 Main St., Cambria.

GRANDPARENTS SUPPORT GROUP Facilitated by Branden Kay with Family Ties. Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Free. 805-592-2701. losososcares.com. Grandparents Support Group, 800 Manzanita Dr., Room 18, Los Osos.

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

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

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

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

HOW TO GET YOUR LOVED ONE SOBER A familyfriendly seminar presented by The Haven’s clinical

DEBTORS ANONYMOUS MEETING A 12-step

Looking for a Little Adventure in Your Life? Enjoy being on the coast, talking about large-nosed animals and support saving the planet? Consider joining our Friends of the Elephant Seal (FES) docent team and share the story of the E-Seal colony at Piedras Blancas with visitors from around the world.

Our SPRING TRAINING CLASS is FREE, FUN and INFORMATIVE! The first class will be held in San Simeon on Saturday MARCH 28. After this one-day class you will receive on-the-job training with experienced mentors to help you learn the ropes. This will be followed by two advanced training classes, October 10, October 24.

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program for people having problems with money and debt. Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-5451, fpcslo.org.

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MAH JONGG AT THE MONDAY CLUB Come enjoy a fun and friendly game of Mah Jongg at the Historic Monday Club. Beginners are welcome. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. $5. 805-541-0594. themondayclubslo.org. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

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

RAINBOW CONNECTION GROUP This group serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth (ages 18 through 26). Meets every Thursday (except the the third of the month). Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. 805541-4252. galacc.org. GALA Center Gallery, 1060 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

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SWEET TREAT

Zest it Up hosts its Valentine’s Chocolate and Wine Workshop at Cass Winery in Paso Robles on Thursday, Feb. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees can enjoy wine pairings and snacks while learning the basics of melting, seeding, and tempering chocolate into your own homemade treats. Tickets are $65 and are available in advance at my805tix.com. Call (805) 239-1730 for more info. —C.W.


Tickets on sale now at My805Tix.com and at our official Box Office at Boo Boo Records in SLO Suppoing local journalism, one ticket at a time. The Odd Couple SELECT DAYS UNTIL FEBRUARY 16 By The Sea Productions

Love at the Ranch SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Hoyt Family Vineyards

Valentine’s Day at the Castle FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Tooth & Nail Winery

Valentines Chocolate + Wine Workshop THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 CASS Winery

An Evening of MAD Comedy THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 Cambria Center for the As Theatre

A CASS Valentine FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 CASS Winery

A Special CASS Valentine SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 CASS Winery

Beer Yoga SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Naughty Oak Brewing Co.

February Brewasana #2 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Oak & Oer Brewing Co.

Valentine’s 80’s Prom FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 Pavillion on the Lake

Youth Showcase SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Arsenic and Old Lace FEBRUARY 14–MARCH 1 Klein Dance As Studio

Love Le“ers – Dinner and a Show FRI & SAT, FEBRUARY 14 & 15 Park Street Ballroom

Love Le“ers – Matinee Show SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Park Street Ballroom

Pi Jacobs Album Release Conce­ TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 The Savory Palee

Atascadero Greyhounds Choir Booster Dinner & Showcase FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 Atascadero Kiwanis Hall

SLO Cra˜ Beer Festival SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 Alex Madonna Expo Center

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Sisters of the Ea­h: A Hea­ Centered Mastermind Experience THURSDAYS, FEBRUARY 20, 27 Center for Spiritual Living

Women Making Waves in Endurance Spo­s & Lifestyle Fitness THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 The Inn at Morro Bay

Be My Rainbow Valentine SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 San Luis Obispo Guild Hall

Café Musique Farewell Conce­ SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 CASS Winery

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25 St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Hall

Fleetwood Dreams – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show FRI. & SAT., FEB 28 & 29 D’Anbino’s Wine Tasting Room

Rick Estrin & the Nightcats: SLO Blues Society SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 SLO Veterans Hall

Spirited Symphonies: Es Muss Sein SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 Grace Baptist Church

Squid Dissection Saturdays SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 Central Coast Aquarium

A Celebration of Joni Mitchell feat. Kimberly Ford SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29 San Luis Obispo Guild Hall

Hope for the Homeless Golf Tournament SUNDAY, MARCH 1 Pismo Beach Golf Course

Jiu Jitsu Semindar with Professor Albe­ Gonzales SATURDAY, MARCH 7 SleepingTiger Fitness

Highway 46 West Wine Safari MARCH 7 & 8 Paso Robles Highway 46 West Wineries

Dan Fogelberg Tribute TUESDAY, MARCH 10 The Savory Pallee

12 Angry Jurors MARCH 13–APRIL 5 By The Sea Productions

Comedy Magic FRIDAY, MARCH 13 D’Anbino’s Wine Tasting Room

The Red Velvet Cake War MARCH 13–19 Santa Maria Civic Theatre

Conce­ for Peace with Yuval Ron SATURDAY, MARCH 14 Congregation Beth David

Gu“ermouth Conce­ at the Castle SATURDAY, MARCH 14 Tooth & Nail Winery

Zoo Trivia Night SATURDAY, MARCH 14 Charles Paddock Zoo

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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 24 staff. Open to the public. Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. thehaven.com. The Haven Facitilities, 391 Front St., Grover Beach, NA.

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

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

TEEN FUSED GLASS WORKSHOP Teens are invited to create their own fused glass artwork with artist Sheri Klein. Registration required. Ages 10-17. Feb. 15, 2-3 p.m. Free. 805-473-7161. slolibrary.org. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande.

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Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay, CA-1 & Slo San Simeon Rd, San Simeon.

LOS OSOS OAKS: ANCIENT FOREST WALK Shaded stroll from the Reserve parking lot (0.7 miles east of South Bay Boulevard) through magnificent oaks to learn colorful history, identify native plants, and see evidence of Chumash habitation. Feb. 16, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 805-772-2694. Los Osos Oaks State Reserve, 1801 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos.

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MAGNIFICENT COASTAL LIVE OAKS 2.5 mile hike from the Chumash trailhead on Turri Road, about 1/3 mile from South Bay Boulevard, through coastal sage scrub to a pocket woodland. Experience beautiful views of the estuary and back bay. Look for seasonal wildflowers. Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-noon Free. 805-772-2694. Morro Bay State Park, 60 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.

WHITE’S POINT VISTAS Half mile steep walk to the top for an outstanding view of the estuary, home to hundreds of marine and land animals; learn about the forces that created and are changing this watery world. Feb. 15, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. 805-772-2694. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, 20 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.

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CARDIO BARRE Barre is a combination of pilates, yoga, and ballet barre technique. In each energizing and targeted workout, guests use the barre and exercise equipment to sculpt, slim, and stretch their bodies. Tuesdays, Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. through Aug. 30 $18; $80 for 5 classes. 805-215-4565. omnistudiomb. com. Cardio Barre is a combination of pilates, yoga, and ballet barre technique. In each energizing and targeted workout, you’ll use the barre and exercise equipment such as mini-balls and small hand weights to sculpt, slim, and stretch your entire body. Sundays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. through Jan. 2 $18 drop in or $80 for 5 class card. 805215-4565. omnistudiomb.com. Omni Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

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

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FEBRUARY BREWASANA #1 A fun vinyasa flow with Robyn, paired with a beer of your choice. Will be open for lunch immediately following the event for yogis to refuel. Third Sunday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon $15 (includes first drink). 805-868-7133. Oak and Otter Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Road, suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

KRAV MAGA LEVEL 1 REVIEW Covers all of the level 1 curriculum. Come in, work hard, and improve your knowledge of the system Feb. 22, 12-2 p.m. $25$40. Sleeping Tiger Fitness, 3595 Sueldo St., San Luis Obispo.

QI GONG Mind/body exercise which everyone can participate. Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon $10. Academy of Dance San Luis Obispo, 3422 Miguelito Ct., San Luis Obispo, 805-270-5523.

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

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BIRDING THE BOARDWALK One mile stroll on the estuary boardwalk from the east end of the Morro Bay State Park Marina Bayside parking lot to view shore and land birds. Bring binoculars and field guide. Feb. 18, 10-11:30 a.m. and Feb. 21, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 805-772-2694. Morro Bay State Park, 60 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.

EXPLORE THE TIDE POOLS AT CORALLINA COVE 2 mile active hike from the Bluff trailhead, 100 yards south of Spooner Ranch house, to learn local history, watch for sea birds, whales, seals and otters; then explore tide pools at low tide. Bring binoculars. Feb. 19, 1-3 p.m. and Feb. 21, 2-4 p.m. Free. 805-5280513. Montaña de Oro, 3550 Pecho Valley Rd., Los Osos.

EXPLORING TIDE POOL COMMUNITIES Biologists from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, who study intertidal communities, will explore the amazing plants and animals that live on the rocks and are able to survive between tides. Wear water shoes. Feb. 22, 3-5 p.m. Free. 805-801-0773, call or text for reservation. Coastal

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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. Morro Bay Martial Arts, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

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CAL POLY BASKETBALL VS UC DAVIS Join us at Mott Athletics Center as the Mustangs take on UC Davis in a Big West Conference showdown. Feb. 20, 7 p.m. gopoly.com/. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. CAL STATE FULLERTON Come out to our annual Play4Kay game as we support the fight against breast cancer. Feb. 15, 2-4 p.m. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

WRESTLING VS. ARIZONA STATE Support your Mustang Wrestlers who will be wrestling for the last time at Cal Poly. Feb. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297. WRESTLING VS. CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD Come spend your Valentines Day with us and receive a special giveaway. Feb. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

KIDS & FAMILY

BREW CREW

The Oak and Otter Brewing Company in SLO hosts its February Brewasana on Sunday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon. Guests can enjoy a beer of their choice, included with admission, during a vinyasa flow. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at my805tix. com. Call the brewery at (805) 868-7133 to find out more. —C.W. SLO COUNTY PUGS ON THE BEACH Socially friendly dogs and their humans are invited to run (leash free) in the surf sand at Olde Port Beach (Avila Dog Beach). Last Sunday of every month, 2-3 p.m. Free. aggbchamber.com. Olde Port Beach, 6520 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

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KIDS COMBO: AGES 6-9 AND 9-AND-UP This is a beginner’s class for boys and girls to learn how to expressively move in their bodies, while focusing on alignment, coordination, and dance technique; combo lyrical, jazz, and hip hop. Through May 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. through May 28 $18 drop in or $60 per month. 805-215-4565. omnistudiomb.com. Omni Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

Features exciting stories, songs, and rhymes in both Spanish and English. Wednesdays, 5:30-6 p.m. through Feb. 19 Free. 805-925-0994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

SATURDAY SCIENTISTS: DRAWING USING A MICROSCOPE Observe tiny creatures with a

WHAT JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT TAUGHT ME ABOUT RACE John Seed will be speaking on the

microscope and capture what you see in a nature journal. Training will be given. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Feb. 15, 2-3:30 p.m. $3 adult, free to CCSPA members and under 17. 805-772-2694. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, 20 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.

YOUTH SELF DEFENSE AND AWARENESS Learn the basics of mixed martial arts. For ages 7 and up. Mondays, Wednesdays, 5:15-6 p.m. 805-701-7397. Morro Bay Martial Arts, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

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

HISTORIC WALK: SAN LUIS OBISPO’S SECRET PAST A guided, exploratory stroll to discover the original site of the Mission, the 1860’s stagecoach stop, home of SLO’s first millionaire, and other hidden landmarks near downtown SLO. Feb. 16, 2 p.m. Free. 805-549-0355. sierraclub.org/santa-lucia. San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum, 1010 Nipomo St., San Luis Obispo.

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

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subject “What Jean-Michel Basquiat Taught Me About Race”. All are welcome to attend. Feb. 16, 10-11 a.m. 805-395-4055. Unitarian Universalist Church, 786 Arlington, Cambria.

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SISTERS OF THE EARTH A heart centered mastermind experience. Feb. 20, 6 p.m. $25. Creative Momentum, 689 Crocker St., Templeton, 707-972-1006, creative-momentum.com.

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THRIVING WITH A CHRONIC CONDITION Explore various supportive and positive practices. Second Friday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon Donations accepted. 805-439-2757. https:RuthCherryPhD.com. Unity Church, 1130 Orcutt, San Luis Obispo.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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BAYWOOD FARMERS MARKET Mondays, 2-4:30 p.m. northcountyfarmersmarkets.com. Baywood Farmers Market, Santa Maria and 2nd Street, Los Osos.

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

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

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CAMBRIA FARMERS MARKET Fridays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Free. 805-395-6659. cambriafarmersmarket. com. Cambria Veterans Memorial Hall, 1000 Main St., Cambria.

PASO ROBLES FARMERS MARKET Tuesdays, 9-11:30 a.m. northcountyfarmersmarkets.com. Paso Robles Farmers Market, Spring and 11th Street, Paso Robles. TEMPLETON FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. northcountyfarmersmarkets.com. Templeton Park, 550 Crocker St., Templeton.

Getting from A to B is so much easier when you know your options! Know How to Go is a free program that provides a dedicated Travel Trainer to help you understand your transportation options in San Luis Obispo County.

Hesitant to ride the bus on your own? The Travel Trainer teaches seniors and people with disabilities how to travel independently using public transportation, and can offer individual and group instruction for:

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FARMERS MARKET Farmers Market in SLO is the largest Farmers Market in California. Thursdays, 6:10-9 p.m. Downtown SLO, Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo. SLO FARMERS MARKET Hosts over 60 vendors. Saturdays, 8-10:45 a.m. World Market Parking Lot, 325 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo.

SLO TUESDAY FARMERS’ MARKET Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Farm Supply, 224 Tank Farm Rd., San Luis Obispo.

Seniors • Veterans People with Disabilities Caregivers • Health Providers Social Service Agencies

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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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ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT GOURMET PIZZA Spend

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

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

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

Learn about our county’s senior and veteran shuttles, bus services, transit passes, discounted fares, and other specialized services by calling (805) 776-8700 today! Know to Go! is a program of the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments. (SLOCOG).

A multimedia, multi-location experience February 2020

BELONGING: LOCAL EXPRESSIONS OF BLACK EMPOWERMENT AND POSSIBILITY

Exhibits + Events throughout February!

Photo: Renoda Campbell Photography

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

Visit www.RaceMattersSLO.org for details.

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

SENIOR SPECIALS Seniors ages 55+ save 15% every Tuesday. Tuesdays, 4-9 p.m. 805-461-5100. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

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$2 TACO TUESDAY Mix and match your favorite street tacos for $2 each all day long on Tuesdays. Tuesdays, 3-10 p.m. through April 7 Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243.

R.A.C.E. Matters is a community-based organization that amplifies the voices of Black and other People of Color; in an effort to build an actively anti-racist Central Coast.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowmentcfor the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.

Rapper, writer, producer Lorde Sanctus of Connect the Coast

1/2 OFF WINE TUESDAYS Enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine $199 and under all day long on Tuesdays. Dine in only, with the purchase of food. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. through April 7 Novo Restaurant & Lounge, 726 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, (805) 543-3986, novorestaurant.com.

ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR AT LUNA RED Enjoy $6 bites, sangria, draft beer, house wine, and spirits. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 805-640-5243. lunaredslo.com/menus/. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo.

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

FRIDAY NIGHT PINT NIGHT Buy logo glass for $8 and bring it in every Friday for $2 off refills. Wine offered at happy hour pricing. Fridays, 4-10 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7sistersbrewing.com/events-page. Oak and Otter Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Road, suite 110, San Luis Obispo. Δ

ART AND CRAFT FESTIVAL 2020

February 29th and March 1

11am to 4pm

Lots of talented vendors, raffles, and fun! Free to the public! 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, CA 93428 | (805) 927-4200 | CambriaPinesLodge.com

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Music BY GLEN STARKEY

Gon’ boogaloo C.W. Stoneking plays The Siren

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.W. Stoneking may be be a tall, white, baby-faced Australian with a fondness for dressing like Colonel Sanders, but the man knows his way around American roots music genres usually connected to African American artists. Blues, largely the 1920s pre-war variety, is certainly pervasive through his sound, but he also mixes in jug band, jump jive, gospel, early rock, country, a little Calypso, and a dash of hokum—songs filled with humor and sexual innuendo. “I studied evil, I can’t deny, was a hoodoo charm called a Love Me or Die. Some fingernail, a piece of her dress, apothecary, Devil’s behes’. I will relate, the piteous consequence my mistake. Fallin’ slave to passin’ desire, makin’ the dreaded Love Me or Die,” he sings in “The Love Me or Die” off his Jungle Blues (2008) album. “Against a jungle primeval green, she had the looks of a beauty queen. No bangles or chain, wearin’ broken shoe, seventy-five cent bottle perfume. I said, ‘Good mornin,’ I tipped my hat. All the while I was cunning like a rat. Smilin’ gaily, looked her in the eye, I felt in pocket, the Love Me or Die.” The song goes on to weave the sad tale of the voodoo charm’s dark work. Because the girl didn’t fall in love with the song’s narrator, the Love Me or Die charm killed her dead. “Standin’ in the weeds early next day, I saw the meat wagon rollin’ away. I seen Matilda layin’ in the back, her old

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

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

BOBBY MALONE LIVE Saturdays, 3-6 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com. ETHAN BURNS PERFORMS AT ROBERT HALL WINERY Stop by and relax to the music of Ethan Burns at Robert Hall. Enjoy a glass of your favorite wine with Happy Hour specials, and take advantage of their locally sourced provisions and build your own cheese board. Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-239-1616. roberthallwinery. com. Robert Hall Winery, 3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles.

GENERATION GAP WITH CHRISTY LANE Generation Gap returns to The Siren with their covers of soft rock dance hits featuring the rockin’ vocals of Christy Lane. Feb. 15, 3-5:30 p.m. Free; tips welcome. 805-225-1312. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay, thesirenmorrobay.com/.

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

LIVE MUSIC AT OLD CAYUCOS TAVERN Fridays, Saturdays Free. 805-995-3209. oldcayucostavern.com. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave., Cayucos.

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Strictly Starkey KING HOKUM Australian C.W. Stoneking brings his American roots and pre-war blues sounds to The Siren on Feb. 17.

mother wearin’ a suit of black. Sound the trumpet, and bang the drum, I wait for me judgment to come,” it goes on. “I know her spirit is down beneath, I hear the weepin’ and gnashing of the teeth. Flames of Hell licks at my feet. In the shadow of the jungle I feel the heat. Matilda’s waiting in Hell for me too, all cause she died from a bad hoodoo.” C.W. Stoneking has only played SLO County once, and he returns this Monday, Feb. 17, for a Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents show at Morro Bay’s The Siren (doors at 7 p.m.; 21-andolder; $15 presale at Boo Boo’s and eventbrite.com or $17 at the door). He called New Times from Dallas, where he and his band were arriving for a gig later that evening. “Sorry, we’re just parkin’,” Stoneking mumbled into the phone in a thick Australian accent. “We’re trying to decipher the multiple instructions on the parkin’ meters.” Stoneking’s parents are both Americans, making him an AmericanAustralian, so I asked him if his countrymen thought of him as more Australian or American. “They think of me as an Australian there,” he said. “I went to school there and spent many long years hanging out in pubs and stuff, so I get along with the Australian way.” Even though his music is drenched in American idioms, Australians also connect to his sound. “Yeah, it goes down pretty well. It’s blues and various things, so lots of people know

blues so it’s easy to understand, I guess.” Did he get his interest in American roots music from his parents? “Maybe a little bit. My dad was really into music and stuff, so we had a lot of it playing around the house, I guess. A lot of the stuff I like now is stuff I heard as a kid, some of my dad’s records. When I started digging out blues and that, it was out of his collection where I got my first little bits of it before I started looking for it myself.” Stoneking, now 45, first recorded a selftitled album in 1998, which was followed by a live album—C.W. Stoneking & The Blue Tits—in 1999, but his current sound really jelled in 2005 with the release of King Hokum, which he followed the next year with Mississippi & Piedmont Blues 1927-1941. Two years later, he released his breakthrough album, Jungle Blues, but it took another six years to release Gon’

Boogaloo (2014). He’s about due for another. “I’m working on one now. It takes me a while to get my stuff together,” he said. “I’m always trying to do something new with each record. I’m bringing it back a little more acoustic than the last record. I don’t know yet if I’m going to use horns or get some other string instruments. I’ve been playing the 12-string guitar a little bit, for something like the last six months, and I’m really getting into that. They’ll be lots of blues influences, and I always like writing ballads,” he said. “I’ve also been into the Ethiopian music for awhile, so some of the things I’m working on have a little touch of that in ’em. It’s a mix of things.” His performance at The Siren will most likely be like nothing you’ve ever seen before. When I saw him a few years ago, he became an immediate new favorite.

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ATELIERS Mellow vibe, multi-instrumentalists, with

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

harmony vocals a la Mumford and Sons, Lumineers, etc. Special guests include Kate Ferrera and Cassi Nicholls. Feb. 17, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. The Savory Palette (formerly Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

23, 4-6:30 p.m. $25. my805tix.com. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, 805.239.1730.

LOUIE ORTEGA LIVE Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

MARCUS DIMAGGIO LIVE Fridays, 3-6 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

PI JACOBS: ALBUM RELEASE Come celebrate Two Truths and a Lie, the new album by L.A. based singersongwriter Pi Jacobs. Feb. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10. my805tix.com. The Savory Palette (formerly Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 805-7728388. PI JACOBS: ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT Celebrate Two Truths and a Lie, the new album by L.A. based singer-songwriter Pi Jacobs. Pi plays what she calls an “Americana bluesy rock thing”. Special guest Jim Conroy opens. Feb. 18, 6:30-9 p.m. $10. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. The Savory Palette (formerly Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

THE REAL BLUES JAM SOUTH Ted Waterhouse hosts. All levels welcome. Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 805-704-5116. tedwaterhouse. com. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay. SLOFOLKS PRESENTS TEADA One of the preeminent Celtic bands on the circuit, they have earned a reputation as true masters of Irish Traditional music. Feb. 22, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $20. 805-238-0725. slofolks. org. Castoro Cellars, 1315 N. Bethel Rd., Templeton. SONGWRITERS AT PLAY FEATURES THE

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THE TAPROOTS AT THE SAVORY PALETTE The Taproots will be performing their blend of originals and cover tunes spanning rock, folk and jazz, featuring a fi ve-piece band of seasoned players and strong harmony vocals. Feb. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 805-305-3110. The Savory Palette (formerly Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

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

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33RPM LIVE AT SWEETIES A fun night of original

tunes with a few covers. Feb. 15, 9-11:59 p.m. Free. 805-439-0969. Sweet Springs Saloon, 990 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos.

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

CAFE MUSIQUE FAREWELL CONCERT Expect a trip down memory lane as the band performs some of their favorite tunes along with pictures, CDs, and mementos collected during an incredible journey that took them from SLO to locations around the world. Feb.

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CLARINET QUINTET: SYMPHONY OF THE VINES Featuring Grace

FEB. 13 – FEB. 20 2020

Seng, Mike Whitson, Hilary Clark, and Valerie Berg-Johanson for great chamber music works by Mozart and others. Feb. 13, 4 p.m. Up to $30. my805tix.com. Pear Valley Winery, 4900 Union Road, Paso Robles, 805-475-3389.

DULCIE TAYLOR LIVE AT THE NAUTICAL COWBOY RESTAURANT “To me, art is communication.”-Taylor. Feb. 15, 6-9 p.m. 805-4615100. nauticalcowboy.com. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

JEFF PINE LIVE Relax and enjoy the talents of a world class vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter with a celebrated career of more than three decades. Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m. 805-461-5100. NauticalCowboy.com. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

JULIE BEAVER AND FRIENDS LIVE A mix of country-blues and Americana. Feb. 13, 6-9 p.m. 805461-5100. nauticalcowboy.com. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

LIVE JAZZ WITH ROBERT VESNAVER Enjoy the jazz stylings of Robert Vesnaver. From smooth trumpet to sumptuous sax to gorgeous piano. Feb. 21, 6-9 p.m. 805-461-5100. nauticalcowboy.com. The Nautical MUSIC LISTINGS continued page 32


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Strictly Starkey PHOTO COURTESY OF ANI DIFRANCO

METAL SLUDGE The Melvins play at Sweet Springs Saloon on Feb. 16.

DIY DARLING Feminist icon Ani DiFranco, the mother of the DIY movement who started her own indie label back in 1990, plays the Fremont Theater on Feb. 16. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MOTHER CORN SHUCKERS

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Don’t miss him! Also this week from Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents, see California rockers ALO this Thursday, Feb. 13, at The Siren with Ben Morrison (of Brothers Comatose) (7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $23 at Boo Boo’s and eventbrite.com or $25 at the door). LA-based musician Son Little plays The Siren on Sunday, Feb. 16 (doors at 7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $13 presale at Boo Boo’s and eventbrite.com or $15 at the door). Born Aaron Earl Livingston, he’s known for his collaborations with The Roots and electronic pioneer RJD2. He also worked on Mavis Staples’ acclaimed 2016 release, See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, earning him a Grammy Award. Expect classic soul and old-school R&B with a modern touch. You can get a dose of punk when The Melvins, Hepa.Titus, and Cunts appear at Sweet Springs Saloon on Sunday, Feb. 16 (doors at 7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $20 presale at Boo Boo’s and ticketweb.com), as part of the Intensities in Ten Cities tour, whose motto is “Anybody wants to get mellow can turn around and get the fuck outta here.” The Melvins deliver what’s sometimes described as sludge metal.

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Last I checked, there were still tickets for guitar master Al Di Meola on his Past, Present, and Future tour at the Fremont Theater this Thursday, Feb. 13 (doors at 7 p.m.; all ages; $36.69 to $66.02, and $118.80 VIP meet-andgreet at Boo Boo’s and fremontslo.com). It looks like he’s rolling through with a band, so expect to be wowed by complex rhythmic syncopation in conjunction with a trio of backing musicians. He’s worked with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, John McLaughlin, and Jean-Luc Ponty. Another Di, Ani DiFranco, plays the Fremont on Sunday, Feb. 16 (doors at 8 p.m.; all ages; $39.04 at fremontslo. com). This one’s going to sell out as only tier 3 tickets remained as of Tuesday, Feb. 11. Buy now if you hope to see this feminist icon, Grammy winner, and the mother of the DIY movement who created her own record label in 1990. Percussive acoustic, punk, funk, hip-hop, jazz, soul, electronica—she’s mixed it all into her sound over the years. Jesca Hoop

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SHUCK YEAH! The Mother Corn Shuckers headline a three-band Valentine’s Day show on Feb. 14, in the SLO Brew Rock Event Center.

will open this show. Her latest album, Stonechild, was named a New York Times Critic’s Pick, got great reviews in Pitchfork, The Guardian, NPR’s All Songs Considered, CoS, Paste, No Depression, All Music, and Bust. Heavy metal mariachi band Metalachi returns to town with a show at the Fremont next Thursday, Feb. 20 (doors at 8 p.m.; all ages; $27.31 at Boo Boo’s and fremontslo.com).

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responsibility of continuing Sublime’s energetic and original sound, and they’ve amassed a major following. Also, mark your calendar for Polyvision 2020 at SLO Brew Rock on Thursday, Feb. 20 (6 p.m.; 18-and-older; $28 at slobrew.com). The community-centered philanthropic music festival benefits With Us, a national nonprofit headquartered at Cal Poly that organizes the Aware, Awake, Alive program, which generates awareness among young adults and parents on the dangers of alcohol poisoning.

Reggae acts The Movement, Indubious, and Josh Heinrichs play More music … SLO Brew Rock this Thursday, Feb. In the tradition of Roy Rogers and 13 (8 p.m.; 18-and-older; $16 at Boo Gene Autry comes Riders in the Sky, Boo’s and slobrew.com). South Carolina with Ranger Doug, Woody Paul, Too might seem like an unlikely place for a Slim, and Joey, who’ll deliver music and reggae band to form, but that’s where laughs on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the The Movement got its start 16 years ago Clark Center on (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $45 before relocating to Philly. They fuse to $58 at clarkcenter.org or by calling rock, reggae, hip-hop, and acoustic music. (805) 489-9444). This one could sell out, Looking for something to do on VD? STARKEY continued page 32 Bring a date or find one at the Mother PHOTO COURTESY OF RIDERS IN THE SKY Shuckin’ Valentines Day show on Friday, Feb. 14 (7 p.m.; 18-and-older; $10 at slobrew.com; $13 day of show). In addition to the always awesome Mother Cornshuckers, you can also hear Bear Market Riot and Miss Leo & Her Bluegrass Boys. Yee-haw! Ought to be a bootstomping good time. SLO Brew Rock hosts Badfish—A Tribute to Sublime, with Law and Tropidelic, on Wednesday, Feb. 19 (7:30 p.m.; 18-and-older; $18 at slobrew.com). After the untimely SADDLE UP! Riders in the Sky will deliver music passing of Sublime frontman and laughs at the Clark Center on Feb. 15. Brad Nowell, Badfish took on the


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Strictly Starkey MUSIC LISTINGS from page 28 Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

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

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

THE REAL BLUES JAM NORTH All Blues musicians, regardless of experience, are welcome to join this jam session. Hosted by Ted Waterhouse with Bruce Willard and Dean Giles. Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5 donation/musicians exempt. 805-704-5116. danbino. com. D’anbino Vineyards and Cellars, 710 Pine St., Paso Robles. 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.

SLO WINDS CHAMBER MUSIC ON THE COAST San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra musicians come together in small groups to present unique and enchanting music from traditional and contemporary composers. Enjoy Bach, Mozart, Vaughn Williams or others played by woodwind quintet, clarinet choir, brass quartet, flute duos, and more. Feb. 23, 3-5 p.m. Free. 805-464-9434. Atascadero United Methodist Church, 11605 El Camino Real, Atascadero, atascaderoumc.org.

SAX MAN The Arthur White Quintet plays the next Jazz Vespers Concert on Feb. 16, in SLO’s First Presbyterian Church. STARKEY from page 30

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY Presented by Steve Key. Different acts every weekend. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805- 226-8881. sculpterra.com. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY FEATURES GROVER ANDERSON Raised in the gold rush hills of Calaveras County, Grover Anderson writes Americana songs that tell stories of love, loss, and frontier mischief. The showcase includes one featured act, playing a 45-minute set, and others playing 4-song sets. Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay. com/calendar/. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

so don’t dawdle! The Arthur White Quintet plays the next Jazz Vespers Concert on Sunday, Feb. 16, in SLO’s First Presbyterian Church (4 p.m.; all ages). The quintet will present the world premier of White’s composition based on The Prayer of Saint Francis. White, a saxophonist, is a critically acclaimed composer and performer and is the director of Jazz Studies at Cal Poly, who’ll be joined by George Stone on piano, Jeff Miley on guitar, Dylan Johnson on bass, and Darrell Voss on drums. The Reverend John D’Elia will provide the meditation. Get a taste of top-notch blues, TexMex, country, and American roots music when The CC Riders play D’Anbino’s on Sunday, Feb. 16 (4:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $15). Featuring Kenny Blackwell, Louie Ortega, Ken Hustad, and Dorian Michael— this quartet puts on a helluva show. Santa Barbara psychedelic and funk quintet Killer Kaya plays the Frog and Peach this Sunday, Feb. 16 (10 p.m.; 21-and-older). With Apoorva Chiplunkar on vocals, Zach Rengert on guitar, Eric Engel on guitar, Alex Pavellas on bass, and Justin Kass on drums, this band will transport you to the ’60s and remind you of Janis Joplin and Big Brother and The Holding Company and Jefferson Airplane. LA-based Americana roots rocker Pi Jacobs plays Morro Bay’s The Savory Palette on Tuesday, Feb. 18 (6:30 p.m.), appearing in support of her new album Two Truths and a Lie, to be released on Travianna Records on Feb. 21. The record is “rooted in grooves and syncopated beats,” according to press materials, and “inspired by the theme song to TV’s Justified, which mixes hip-hop percussion and country instrumentation.” Δ

FAMOUS JAZZ ARTIST SERIES Charlie and Sandi Shoemake’s Famous Jazz Artist Series presents acclaimed pianist Josh Nelson. Charlie Shoemake on vibes, Sandi Shoemake vocals. Complimentary soda and snacks available. Feb. 16, 4-6 p.m. $20, students $10. 805-927-0179. Unity of SLO, 1130 Orcutt Rd., San Luis Obispo.

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Cellist Jonah Kim is joined by professional dancers from the SLO Movement Arts Center for a collaborative performance of three of J. S. Bach’s famous suites for solo cello. Feb. 23, 3 p.m. Starting at $35. 805-7813009. festivalmozaic.com. Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY FEATURES JOSH ROSENBLUM Fans of John Mayer will find a lot to like about Josh Rosenblum, known for his fluid jazz-rock guitar chops and passionate vocals. Special guests include Regina Basin and Steve Key. Feb. 16, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

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

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Feb. 13, 7-11:59 p.m. $30-$55. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805-546-8600.

ANI DIFRANCO Ani DiFranco will be live at the

Fremont Theater in downtown SLO. Feb. 16, 8-11:59 p.m. $32-$50. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805-546-8600.

BADFISH: SUBLIME TRIBUTE Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. SLO Brew Rock, 855 Aerovista Pl., San Luis Obispo, 209-417-7748.

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

CELLIST BARBARA SPENCER AND FRIENDS Cal Poly faculty member Barbara Spencer will perform Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat Major “Gassenhauer” and other selections. Feb. 23, 3 p.m. $5 at the door. 805-756-2406. music.calpoly.edu/calendar/. Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will be live in downtown SLO at the Fremont Theater. Special guest act Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf will open the show. Feb. 21, 7-11 p.m. $50-$55. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805-546-8600.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC Enjoy live music and

GYPSY JAZZ NIGHT With the Gypsy All Stars: Laurel Mitchel (vocals), Daniel Cimo (violin), James Gallardo, Ben Arthur, and Toan Chau. Every other Thursday, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Barrelhouse Brewing Co. Speakeasy, 1033 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-296-1128, barrelhousebrewing.com.

JAZZ VESPERS CONCERT The Arthur White Quintet will perform at Jazz Vespers, presenting the world premier of Dr. White’s composition based on The Prayer of Saint Francis. Arthur White is a critically acclaimed composer and performer. Artist’s reception follows. Feb. 16, 4 p.m. Donations appreciated. 805543-5451. fpcslo.org. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo. LIVE MUSIC AND FROG AND PEACH Enjoy live music and craft beer seven nights a week. ongoing Complimentary admission. Frog and Peach Pub, 728 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, 805-595-4764, frogandpeachpub.com. LIVE MUSIC AT MOTHER’S TAVERN Fridays, 7:3010:30 p.m. Free. 805-541-8733. motherstavern.com. Mother’s Tavern, 725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo.

LUNA LOUNGE WITH DAVID ROSALES David Rosales, and his touring band of Scoundrels bring their sun-soaked, heart on the sleeve Americana good time music to the Luna Red lounge for craft cocktails, tasty bites, and more. Feb. 13, 9-11 p.m. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243.

LUNA LOUNGE WITH THE GYPSY ALLSTARS Join Luna Red in the late night lounge for speciality craft cocktails and full dinner menu until midnight. Gypsy All Stars are a Central Coast-based band of jazz musicians. Feb. 15, 9:30-11:30 p.m. lunaredslo.com/ happenings/live-music.php?id=259. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243.

METALACHI LIVE Metalachi will be live in downtown SLO at the Fremont Theater. Feb. 20, 8-11:55 p.m. $22. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805-546-8600.

THE MOVEMENT The Movement will be live at SLO Brew Rock. Feb. 13, 7-11 p.m. $16-$20. 805-3295725. ticketweb.com. SLO Brew Rock, 855 Aerovista Pl., San Luis Obispo. NOCHE CALIENTE Fridays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 805-541096. slograd.com. The Graduate, 990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo. THE OCTAGON BARN PRESENTS GANGSPIL IN CONCERT Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica) and Kristian Bugge (fiddle) will lead an entertaining and uplifting journey through the traditions of Danish folk music. This lively duo performs old dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m. $15-$20. 805-235-2874. octagonbarn.org. Octagon Barn Center, 4400 Octagon Way, San Luis Obispo.

food on the patio. Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 805489-9099. branchstreeetdeli.com. Branch Street Deli, 203 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande.

LIDO LIVE Live music at Lido at Dolphin Bay. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805773-8900. thedolphinbay.com/lido. Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay, 2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach. RIDERS IN THE SKY In the tradition of Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, the multi-Grammy-winning group brings a fun-filled family evening of the old-time cowboy music that has kept fans coming back for over 30 years. Feb. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $45-$58. 805-4899444. clarkcenter.org/event/riders-in-the-sky/. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

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CYRUS CLARKE LIVE Feb. 14, 7-10 p.m. Vino et Amicis, 156 S. Broadway, Orcutt, 805-631-0496, vinoetamicis.com.

HAVANA NIGHTS Enjoy live music acts, including Victor Valencia and others. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Cubanissimo Cuban Coffee House, 4869 S. Bradley Rd., Orcutt. JINEANNE CODERRE LIVE Artist in residence. Feb. 14, 4:30-7 p.m. and Feb. 21, 4:30-7 p.m. Presqu’ile Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile Dr., Santa Maria, 805-9378110, presquilewine.com.

KEITH T. COX LIVE Feb. 15, 6 p.m. Blast 825 Brewery, 241 S Broadway St., Ste. 101, Orcutt, 805934-3777, rooneysirishpub.net. LOS UTRERA: SON JAROCHO FROM VERACRUZ, MEXICO Los Utrera was founded in 1992 around the Son Jarocho traditions of the musical family of patriarch Esteban Utrera. The group uses various forms of guitars, including guitarra de son, jarana, and jarana barroca, along with quijada (donkey jaw), zapateado (foot percussion) and violin. Feb. 22, 7-8 p.m. Free. 805-343-2455. facebook.com/ VivaelArteSB/. Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe.

NYC DUO LIVE NYC Duo plays a variety of music. Come enjoy an glass of wine, dance to the music, listen to your favorite songs. Feb. 15, 3-5 p.m. Costa De Oro Winery, 1331 S. Nicholson Ave., Santa Maria, 805-9221468, cdowinery.com.

YOUTH SHOWCASE: SANTA MARIA PHILHARMONIC Why watch music competitions on TV when you can see live, local talent? Young musicians now perform at remarkably sophisticated levels playing with the kind of virtuosity to which Liszt aspired. Hear some of the most accomplished young musicians on the Central Coast. Feb. 16, 3-4 p.m. $10; free for ages under 18. 805-925-0412. smphilharmonic.org/youthshowcase/. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4380 Orcutt Rd., Orcutt.

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BLUES ASYLUM Blues Asylum, a California rhythm and blues band, plays a Valentine’s evening dinner show at Fin’s. Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m. No cover. Fin’s Restaurant, 25 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 805-473-3467. BLUES MASTERS JAM

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, AG, 1462 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, 805-474-8525, figmtnbrew.com/.

FESTIVAL MOZAIC NOTABLE ENCOUNTER INSIGHT: BACH CELLO SUITES Cellist Jonah Kim takes you on a tour behind Bach’s suites for cello, masterpieces that are staples of the repertoire. Generally considered to be some of the most profound music in existence, each suite begins with a prelude followed by five Baroque dance movements. Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. Starting at $25. 805-7813009. festivalmozaic.com. The Monarch Club at Trilogy Monarch

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Festival Mozaic presents one of its Notable Encounter Insight concerts, Bach Cello Suites, at the Monarch Club at Trilogy Monarch Dunes in Nipomo on Friday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m. This concert’s featured performer is solo cellist Jonah Kim (pictured). Tickets start at $25. Call (805) 781-3009 or visit festivalmozaic.com for more info. —Caleb Wiseblood


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DUSTY JUGZ LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html.

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PULL THE TRIGGER LIVE Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

RANKIN’ FILE LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Feb. 15, 5-8 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html.

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HEIRLOOM LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Feb. 15, 1-4 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html. JOHNNY CLASHERS LIVE Feb. 23, noon Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

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PARADISE KINGS LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Feb. 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern. com/entertainment.html. PARADISE ROAD LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Feb. 22, 5-8 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/

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

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Cambria Gallery of Art features trio of local artists

The latest exhibition at the Cambria Gallery of Art showcases expressive paintings from three SLO County-based artists—Donald Archer of Cambria and Jordan Quintero and Kurt Waldo of Los Osos. An artist reception for the show takes place on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through Tuesday, March 31. The paintings are displayed in the gallery’s front three rooms, which will continue to primarily showcase local artists after this exhibit’s closing. Guests of the exhibit are also welcome to view the gallery’s permanent display, which features art by Virga Siauciunaite, Ilona Peteris, and Nancy Roberts. For more info, call (805) 926-5050 or visit cambriagallery.com. The Cambria Gallery of Art is located at 1561 Main St., Cambria.

Art Center Morro Bay holds two new exhibitions

The Central Coast Watercolor Society presents its Aquarius 2020 exhibition at Art Center Morro Bay, which opens on Wednesday, Feb. 19, and runs through Monday, March 30. This annual juried showcase features water media works from various California artists, including many based on the Central Coast. An opening reception and awards ceremony for the exhibition will take place on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to the event is free. Visit ccwsart.com to find out more about the Central Coast Watercolor Society. Also at Art Center Morro Bay, a new duo exhibition titled Big, Bold, Abstract opens on Thursday, Feb. 20, and will run through Monday, March 30. This abstract exhibit features ceramic creations from Suzanne Alward and glass technicolor works from Paula Radke. For more details on either exhibition, call the gallery at (805) 772-2504 or visit artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay is located at 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

Starring actors from the hit indie movie, Napoleon Dynamite, pay a visit to Cal Poly on a nationwide tour celebrating the film’s 15th anniversary

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ifteen years after Napoleon Dynamite hit theaters, this cult-classic indie comedy’s actors are back to tell all about the film that defined a generation. One of the stops on their nationwide 15th anniversary tour was in San Luis Obispo, at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center on Feb. 4. Before the cast appeared onstage for a lively question-and-answer session with audience members—many of whom were decked out in “Vote for Pedro” shirts and side-ponytails—a film screening took attendees back to 2004 when the film was first showing on the big screen. The massive movie projection filled up the full PAC stage, and with hundreds of audience members, the laughter-evoking moments were all the more roaring. While the film ended up grossing $46.1 million at the box office, it was produced with a budget of just $400,000, meaning it earned more than 115 times its production budget. (For a comparison to another wildly popular movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone made just 7.8 times its production budget at the box office.) Where did Napoleon Dynamite come from, and how did it capture the hearts and laughs of so many movie enthusiasts? Before Napoleon Dynamite, there was a short film about a different geeky, Napoleon-esque teen, Seth. That film was called Peluca. Jon Heder, Jared Hess, and Jerusha Hess, once film students at Brigham Young University, decided to collaborate on the nine-minute short, which was selected for the Slamdance Film Festival. But Peluca became the inspiration for something much bigger. With a meager budget, Jared and Jerusha decided to co-write their lovable, socially inept character into a full-fledged movie. Heder would once again star, but this time as the iconic Napoleon. Soon, the filmmakers and cast behind Napoleon Dynamite found themselves

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Photojournalist Chris Burkard discusses documentary at the PAC The Performing Arts Center (PAC) hosts a screening of photographer and filmmaker Chris Burkard’s nature documentary, Under the Arctic Sky, on Friday, Feb. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Burkhard will take part in an open Q-and-A discussion after the screening. Tickets to the event range from $35 to $65. For more info, call (805) 548-8700 or visit pacslo.org. The PAC is located at 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. Δ —Caleb Wiseblood

MEET THE STARS Three of Napoleon Dynamite’s most recognizable characters were present at Cal Poly on Feb. 4 to answer audience questions. From left to right: Jonathan Francis Gries (Uncle Rico), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), and Efren Ramirez (Pedro).

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PACKING THE HOUSE A screening of Napoleon Dynamite and question-and-answer session with the actors afterward drew a big crowd at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center on Feb. 4.

trading Slamdance for Sundance, where the film made its well-received debut. During the question-and-answer session after the Feb. 4 film screening, Jonathan Francis Gries (who played Uncle Rico) gave his insights into why he thinks the film found such success. “I think that the film engenders an incredible positivity. It’s nostalgic without even having any direct correlation to anybody’s life, other than a universal theme,” Gries said to the packed rows of audience members. “There are characters in the film that you relate to, [even though] you didn’t know them directly. I think that ultimately it’s a film about inclusion.” Napoleon Dynamite’s character, exceedingly cringe-worthy at times, represents the inescapably awkward years that virtually all teenagers experience. His friendship with Pedro (played by Efren Ramirez, who was also in attendance Feb. 4) is, at first, one of necessity and solidarity: Both characters find themselves at the bottom of the social food chain, and that brings them together by default. But it’s the subtle moments where Napoleon supports his friend without asking for anything in return—from a custom-made campaign T-shirt to a soul-baring dance—that ultimately solidifies his timeless likability. “I think by the end of the film, he cracks half

a smile and you can see his eyeballs for, like, a few seconds,” Heder said of his character. “That’s his evolution.” Indeed, it is Napoleon’s few and far between moments of character growth that make us all the more grateful for a measly half-smile— but is that not the epitome of witnessing an adolescent mature? The film makes us feel like a parent who cries tears of joy after receiving the first hug in months from their angsty teenager. The smaller his wholesome moments, the more Napoleon warms our nostalgic hearts. And for the most devoted fans, Napoleon Dynamite was more than heartwarming: The evocative simplicity of the film can be something to cling to in hard times, too. “We get stories [from fans] all the time— letters from soldiers in Afghanistan or Iraq, people who have gone through incredible emotional trauma,” Gries said onstage. “I never took this stuff that seriously: It’s entertainment. But then when people start reaching out and tell you, ‘This has been life changing. This pulled me from the brink of something really dark and terrible by watching this every day through the worst period of my life.’ ... You have to see what that represents.” Δ Arts Writer Malea Martin is watching and rewatching Napoleon Dynamite. Send arts story tips to mmartin@newtimesslo.com.

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upbeat and light, anyone who knows the story of Patsy Cline’s life knows that it involves a tragic ending. And, after watching Louise become so fond of not just her idol but her close friend, this ending is all the more heartbreaking to watch unfold on stage. At just 30 years old, Patsy was killed in a plane crash after playing three consecutive shows at a benefit concert. When Louise learns of the news, it’s a sobering and poignant moment. Newman’s ability to capture it is breathtaking: Her character goes from exceptionally happy-go-lucky to experiencing the utmost grief, and Newman doesn’t miss a beat between Louise’s emotional states. Despite such a short life, Patsy left an indelible mark on American music. “She managed to, in the course of 30 years, become one of the most significant players in all of music history, which is an incredible legacy,” Harris said. “This show does a great job of honoring that legacy, but also humanizing her … to be able to see who the actual human being was.” Δ Arts Writer Malea Martin is humming along to ‘Walkin’ After Midnight.’ Send arts story tips to mmartin@newtimesslo.com.


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BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) What’s it rated? R What’s it worth, Anna? Matinee What’s it worth, Glen? Matinee Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Stadium 10, Sunset Drive-In

her dead but are too afraid of The Joker to kill her … or at least they were! Now she’s got every grudge-holder in Gotham after her. Black Canary realizes her boss, Sionis, is a depraved misogynist, and her life hangs in the balance between being his new chauffeur and being true to herself. The Huntress is out to avenge her entire family, gunned down in a mob war, but is dismissed by society for her weapon of choice: a handheld crossbow. Finally, Detective Montoya does all of Gotham PD’s hard work while her male co-workers and boss take the credit. This convergence of female anger at the patriarchy intersects with a vengeance in a final set piece that’s totally insane. It’s a big ol’ mess of wacky fun. Anna I’ll admit that while Suicide Squad was fun in a crazy, over-the-top way, I had some reservations about promoting Harley Quinn as some sort of antihero. While I get the appeal of cute dual colored pigtails and kickass boots, seeing young girls dressed as Quinn squealing in droves toward the theater was pretty concerning for me. This is not the person to idolize—a “can’t live without her man” reckless mess who worships her overlording paramour as a god. So when I heard the character was getting her own movie—maybe even more than one—my heart said “ugh.” But I have to say that this flick avoided a ton of hemming and hawing around The Joker and Harley’s very unhealthy relationship with him. While their breakup was the setup, and The Joker’s lost protection provided the chaos needed to fuel this film’s fire, it doesn’t dwell on that storyline. BAD GUYS Gotham’s archvillain Roman Sionis (Ewan Quinn is self-admittedly a bad McGregor, right) and his henchman Zsasz (Chris person but a charming muse Messina) try to track down a stolen diamond. nonetheless. She’s not a joiner;

Glen Harley Quinn was definitely the highlight of the mostly mediocre Suicide Squad (2016), so it stands to reason she’d wind up in a film of her own. Thankfully, Birds of Prey is the better film—a bonkers, confetti blast of grrrl power. It’s loud, violent, colorful fun, but also silly, thin, and mostly superficial. Told from Harley’s perspective, and with the sort of unreliable narration expected from a psychotic narcissist, the film moves back and forth through time as Harley periodically realizes she’s gotten ahead of her story and has to go back in time on a side plot to set up what’s to come. This fractured chronology makes the goings on a lot more interesting and chaotic, and the overall theme—women taking control in a man’s world and creating their own path forward—is a welcome cultural artifact of the #MeToo era. Harley, of course, has gotten out from under The Joker (who we never see but certainly hear a lot about). Their breakup puts Harley in a tough position: Lots of people want

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THE ASSISTANT What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? The Palm Writer-director Kitty Green helms #MeToo-era story about Jane (Julia Garner), assistant to a powerful film company executive. As she navigates her new job, she slowly begins to understand the insidious abuse she faces. (85 min.) —Glen Starkey

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What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Stadium 10, Sunset Drive-In See Split Screen.

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it’s only by necessity that she lets people in. But we do see some bits of her day-to day, not-always-a-loony-mess life. The guy who makes her favorite breakfast sandwich; the old man who she lives above and calls Doc; her pet hyena, Bruce, that she fawns over—she cherishes the ones who stand by her even just a little bit because, quite frankly, the rest of the world is out to get her. I do have to give props to the costuming in this film too—Harley dons a rave girl jacket complete with shredded caution tape that I can’t get out of my head. Glitter and grime meet in perfect balance all over this wildly imperfect character. Glen Imperfect is right! Harley knows she’s got moral failings—she’s a trained psychiatrist, after all—but she’s trying to be better. Life doesn’t make it easy for her. When she tries to protect Cass, a pickpocket Sionis is after because she stole a diamond with bank codes hidden in it, the little girl turns out to be as stubborn and distrusting as Harley herself. Still, Cass thinks Harley is amazing: She’s got her own apartment, she doesn’t take guff from anyone, and she kicks butt. Should Harley be considered a role model? Hell no! She’s out to save her own skin, but remember that Harley’s the narrator here, so she gets to write her own story. Joining forces and working with Huntress, Black Canary, and Detctive Montoya is also anathema to Harley’s personality. In fact, all four women are lone wolves. Come on, ladies! Hold each other up, don’t tear each other down. Part of the film’s message is learning to lean on one another and trust, and seeing as how Sionis is a very

fierce adversary, they’ll definitely need each other! I must say, McGregor seemed like he was having fun as Sionis—a glib, effete, insecure monster who thinks it’s fun to watch his henchman Zsasz peel the faces off his enemies. Birds of Prey has been getting great reviews, but don’t expect too much. It’s fun but forgettable. If you’re in the mood for an obnoxious distraction with a few good laughs and some over-the-top action, check it out. Anna McGregor pulls off creepy here, as does Messina as his scarred-up henchman. Sionis is entitled and whiny, convinced his money should get him whatever he wants. The narration is pretty fun—it feels a bit like getting gab from the naughty girl in school. Harley Quinn is more ridiculous than relatable, but a wounded figure turned badass nonetheless. When she encounters anyone, a graphic of their name and grievance against Quinn pops up. It’s a cute little shtick. I much prefer this badass bitch side of her character over the blighted lover that Suicide Squad featured. It’s helpful that she’s surrounded by strong women who all have their own crosses to bear and reasons for revenge. Huntress is especially fun—a trained assassin who’s more than frustrated that everyone keeps calling her the Crossbow Killer. It’s popcorn cinema to be sure, but fun and a little foolish—a perfect way to blow a couple of hours on a lazy weekend day. Δ Split Screen is written by Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and his wife, Anna. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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BAD GIRL Antihero Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) protects a little girl on the lam and teams up with three other strong women to defeat the bad guys.

DOLITTLE What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Stream it Where’s it showing? Galaxy Co-writer and director Stephen Gaghan helms this new version of the Doctor Dolittle story about a physician, Dr. John Dolittle (Robert Downey Jr.), who can talk to animals. When all is said and done, it doesn’t matter if something is made for kids or adults or if it’s rated G or R. What MOVIES continued page 40

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makes a movie good is a compelling story told through complex characters, and Dolittle simply didn’t have that. (106 min.) —Kasey Bubnash

What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Stadium 10 Jeff Wadlow (Truth or Dare, KickAss 2, Never Back Down) directs this horror-comedy about a magical island run by Mr. Roark (Michael Peña), who makes his resort guests’ dreams come true … until those dreams turn into nightmares from which his guests must escape. Based on the popular 1970s TV show, the film also stars Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday, and Charlotte McKinney. (110 min.) —Glen

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What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy Based on the 2014 European comedy-drama Force Majeure, this English-language version—co-directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash—follows married couple Billie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Pete (Will Ferrell), who are forced to re-examine their relationship after the very different ways they reacted to an avalanche. (86 min.) —Glen

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Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre Writer-director Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes, Aladdin) helms this crime-action film about cannabis drug lord Mickey Pearson (Matthew McConaughey), who’s trying to sell his profitable business to billionaire Matthew Berger (Jeremy Strong) with the help of his right-hand man Raymond (Charlie Hunnam). The simple plan is complicated by tabloid publisher Big Dave (Eddie Marsan), who hires private eye Fletcher (Hugh Grant) to dig up dirt on Pearson and his connection to minor royal family member Lord Pressfield (Samuel West). Things become further complicated by Chinese and Russian gangsters, as well as a gang of amateur boxers trained by Coach (Colin Farrell). (113 min.) —Glen

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SURVIVOR? The popular ’70s TV show about a magical island where guests’ dreams come true gets the horror-comedy treatment, in Fantasy Island, starring Portia Doubleday (left) and Lucy Hale (right).

GRETEL AND HANSEL What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Stadium 10 Oz Perkins (I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) directs Rob Hayes’ retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale about two young children kidnapped by a cannibalistic witch. Sophia Lillis stars as Gretel, a 16-year-old who leads her 8-year-old brother, Hansel (Sam Leakey), into the woods in search of food and work, only to stumble upon Holda (Alice Kride), a powerful and evil witch. If I were starving to death in a super creepy forest, I have to admit I’d probably take my chances and eat dinner at the local old hag’s house despite the blatantly obvious signs of her participation in witchcraft.

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And that’s what we’ve watched Hansel and Gretel do time and time again for more than two centuries since the original Brothers Grimm story was first published in 1812. But in this year’s latest horror film rendition of the classic fairy tale, Gretel comes before Hansel, style comes before story, and villains come with a little muchneeded complexity—though not enough to make a big difference. In Gretel and Hansel, we find our familiar leading children again struggling to survive in a medieval village during an economic downturn. Since their father’s death, the children’s mother has failed at providing for the family and spiraled into insanity. She abruptly and violently kicks them out of the house after Gretel refuses to take a job as a “housekeeper” in a brothel. Once out facing the cold, hard world

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JOJO RABBIT

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Bay, Downtown Centre, Fair Oaks Writer-director Tailka Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows) helms this adaptation of Christine Leunens’ satirical novel about a young boy (Roman Griffin Davis) in Hitler’s (Waititi) army who discovers his mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their home. Waititi won Best Adapted Screenplay at this year’s Oscars. I was really looking forward to this one and, sure enough, it’s hilarious and heartbreaking. Waititi seems to have copied a page out of the Wes Anderson’s (The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom) director’s handbook, creating a colorful, comical, absurdist world and a look at one young fanatic’s coming of age story. Jojo wants desperately to fit in, and we meet him on the day he’s going to begin his Hitler Youth training. His father is away “fighting the war,” so he lives alone with his loving mother, Rosie. His only real friend is pudgy Yorki (Archie Yates), who’s also beginning his training. To work things out in his head, lonely Jojo has created an imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, who appears whenever Jojo needs him to help psyche him up and meet the challenges of his life. The film’s interested in how someone can become a Nazi, and in Jojo’s case it was easy—he’s been indoctrinated by antiSemitic rhetoric his whole life, buying into the dehumanization and scapegoating of “the other.” If you’re wondering if Waititi is drawing parallels to the present with this look at the past, it seems certain. The Nazis are depicted as supercilious buffoons for the most part— cruel, petty, and mean. Jojo wants to be a good Nazi, but he’s cursed with a conscience. He gets his nickname Jojo Rabbit when he can’t bring himself to wring a rabbit’s neck as part of his training. When he eventually discovers Elsa, the Jewish girl his mother is hiding, his black and

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At the Movies white Nazi world is suddenly complicated with shades of gray. What follows is his slow— painfully slow!—awakening. It’s a very tender and sweet film that will have you howling with laughter and wiping away tears. I loved it! Sam Rockwell’s character, Captain Klenzendorf, is a real standout. He’s a very complicated Nazi, one who dreams of glory on the frontlines but who through his own lazy ineptitude keeps finding himself demoted to more and more embarrassing positions. He’s a closeted gay, uncommitted to anti-Semitism, but a loyal and brave Nazi all the same. Klenzendorf is the kind of morally compromised but generally good-hearted character Rockwell is great at playing. I also thought Archie Yates as Yorki was wonderful. His character, like Jojo, is earnest and loyal but also too sweet to be an effective Nazi. Rebel Wilson as Fraulein Rahm also delivered a lot of comic gold. It’s both funny and horrifying to see how Waititi depicts Hitler’s Army during its death knell, willing to clothe children in paper uniforms, arm them, and expect them to fight to the death as the allied invasion tightened its noose around Germany. Sorry to inject some politics in this, but I couldn’t help but think about the White House Halloween celebration, where children were invited to write their names on construction paper “bricks” and stick them to a wall decorated with the words, “BUILD THE WALL.” Regimes indoctrinate children through play, just like Jojo and Yorki have fun playing at soldiers in the Hitler Youth dressed in their spiffy Boy Scout-like uniforms and their special Nazi knives. Jojo Rabbit and its irreverent examination of Nazi Germany has a lot to say about our world today, but Waititi is such a hopeful filmmaker, and the film’s ultimate message is that good will triumph over evil. Let’s hope so! (108 min.) —Glen

JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Galaxy, Stadium 10

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Jake Kasdan (Orange County, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) directs this next installment in the Jumanji franchise, with returning stars Karen Gillan as Ruby Roundhouse, Dwayne Johnson as Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jack Black as Professor Sheldon “Shelly” Oberon, and Kevin Hart as Franklin “Mouse” Finbar. This time the gang returns to the world of Jumanji to rescue one of their own and must brave an arid desert and snowy mountain as they attempt to survive the deadly video game. (123 min.) —Caleb Wiseblood

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What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Nothing Where’s it showing? Sunset Drive-In Miguel Arteta (Youth in Revolt, Beatriz at Dinner) directs this comedy about two friends—Mia Carter (Tiffany Haddish) and Mel Paige (Rose Byrne)—who start a cosmetics company but have different ideas about running it, which is further complicated when cosmetics MOVIES continued page 42

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you could hear me chanting “BONG! BONG! BONG! BONG!” as South Korean director Bong Joon-ho and his film, Parasite, took home Best Picture—the first time that honor went to a foreign language movie. Bong, who spoke through a translator, was incredibly gracious and funny in his acceptance speeches (he delivered four—for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film, and Best Director). My favorite moment was when he thanked his fellow Best Director nominee, veteran Martin Scorsese, for inspiring him to direct movies in the first place. The entire auditorium stood up and gave both directors a long ovation. The whole scene was genuinely touching, and it felt like a seminal moment for the Academy. Is Hollywood finally emerging from its homogenous echo chamber? Parasite’s success alone would’ve made this Oscar “hate watch” worth it. But this year’s show delivered more than just multiculturalism. It also featured one of the more ridiculous and hilarious live musical performances of all time. Rapper Eminem performing “Lose Yourself”—an 18-yearold song from 8 Mile that, I forgot, won an

Oscar—came totally out of left field, was poorly mixed, and included so many long bleeps it rendered the performance absurd. Shots of the audience during it were amazing; most looked completely confused by the curveball. I couldn’t stop laughing. And how could I leave out Joaquin Phoenix’s endearingly weird and convoluted acceptance speech for Best Actor in The Joker? First of all, he looked miserable. Then he shushed the audience to stop applauding him. His ensuing three-minute speech covered so much ground: animal cruelty, the selfcenteredness of humans, the importance of giving “a voice to the voiceless,” cancel culture, and even his own shortcomings. “I have been a scoundrel in my life,” Phoenix melodramatically said. “But so many of you in this room have given me a second chance.” Phoenix’s rambling speech felt like the yin to the yang of Bong’s; it just screamed Hollywood. So we got the best of both worlds. If all the Academy Awards shows are going to be like this from now on, count me in for next year. Δ —Peter Johnson

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MOVIES from page 41 mogul Clair Luna (Salma Hayek) obtains a controlling share. Its female empowerment message is shoved unconvincingly into a paper-thin plot, and the talented cast can do nothing to enliven the unfunny goings on. (83 min.) —Glen

LITTLE WOMEN

What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre Greta Gerwig (Ladybird) helms this new version of the classic 1868-69 Louisa May Alcott novel, which follows the lives of the four March sisters—Meg (Emma Watson), Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Amy (Florence Pugh), and Beth (Eliza Scanlen)—as they come of age in 1860s New England, amid the aftermath of the Civil War. Though this is an oft-told tale, with now eight film adaptations, Gerwig’s new version is a real standout, turning the story into a poioumenon, a work of art about its own creation. (135 min.) —Glen

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1917

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Stadium 10 Co-writer and director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Jarhead, Spectre) helms this World War I epic about two young British soldiers—Lance Cpl. Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Lance Cpl. Schofield (George MacKay)—who are tasked with the impossibly dangerous mission of crossing German lines to warn the 2nd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment that their planned impending attack against the Germans will be charging into a deadly ambush, and to make the perilous mission even more urgent, Blake’s brother is among the 1,600 endangered soldiers in the regiment. Holy heck! This film totally deserved its Best Cinematography win for director of photography Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049, Skyfall, No Country for Old Men, Fargo) at the recent Academy Awards. This is a remarkable technical achievement. The photography makes it appear as if the film is shot in one long and continuous take, which lends the picture an immediacy and an immersive quality that makes this terrific but simple story even more engaging. There are, of course, some breaks in the filming, for instance when everything goes black after an explosion or when the two characters move from daylight into an inky black tunnel. I’m guessing, too, some CGI was employed in service to the one-long-take illusion, but there are a lot of long extended takes as the camera moves around the actors, goes in and out of various lighting situations, makes some rack focus changes to draw viewers’ attention, and follows Lance Cpls. Blake and Schofield on their death defying mission. The camera work is simply stunning. The two men must traverse about 8 miles through enemy territory, which had reportedly been evacuated, but along the way the men encounter booby-trapped German trenches and tunnels, an aerial dogfight, a sniper, and more. They’re in a race to deliver their message and save 1,600 soldiers from slaughter, but they’re not superhuman heroes: They’re scared boys traveling through a battlefield littered with bodies, and they know only

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too well that they could easily join the rotting dead. The film boasts some great actors in small but essential roles. Colin Firth is Gen. Erinmore, the man who gives Blake and Schofield their impossible orders. Mark Strong is Capt. Smith, who they meet along the way as he’s trying to lead his own squad through enemy territory on another mission. He warns them that when they deliver the order to stand down, to do it in front of witnesses because some commanders just want the fight. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Col. MacKenzie, who indeed seems hell-bent on charging his men into battle. Each of these actors brings gravitas to their roles, but the story belongs to the two young men, and relatively unknown actors Chapman and MacKay deliver compelling performances. Apparently, the basis for the story came from director Mendes’ grandfather Alfred Mendes, a war hero who would enthrall his grandkids with stories that were eventually published in his posthumous memoir. 1917 also won Oscars for Best Visual Effects and Best Sound Mixing, though it was nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Makeup, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Sound Editing. Win and lose, this film is a must-see on the big screen. Don’t miss it! (119 min.) —Glen

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PARASITE

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Galaxy, The Palm In this four-Oscar winner, South Korean director Bong Joon Ho plays with genre and societal commentary in this dark comedy thriller about a penniless family’s unsavory but satisfying infiltration into a wealthy family’s household. We’re all capable of being both the heroes and antagonists of our own stories from time to time—able to make healthy and rational decisions in some situations while at the same time perfectly adept at self-destruction in others. And in one way or another, we’re all parasites too. That’s the running theme in Parasite, the most recent foreign language film brought to us by director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host), which centers on Ki-taek Kim (Song Kang Ho) and his destitute family’s scrappy struggle for easy money. The film won Best Picture and Best International Feature, Best Director, and Best Screenplay at this year’s Oscars. The Kims, a technically unemployed family of four, are living in a tiny semibasement apartment when we first meet them. It’s cramped, dirty, dingy, infested with stinkbugs, and worst of all, it lacks Wi-Fi. But things slowly start to turn around for the Kims when the son, Ki-woo (Choi Woo-sik), lands a high-paying job tutoring the daughter of an extremely wealthy businessman, Dong-ik Park. In the Parks’ household, everything is completely opposite from the Kims’: spacious, sparkling clean, and modern. It quickly becomes clear, however, that exceeding wealth has made the Park family inept at most average daily tasks,

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and thus totally reliant upon the help for meals, housework, and transportation. In that way the Parks are parasitic, and they’re gullible, too. They’re easily fooled when, one by one, members of the Kim family manage to push out longtime employees of the Park household and fill their vacated places, pretending to be more than qualified hires. The scheme eventually goes horribly wrong for the Kims when a leech of another kind is uncovered. It’s a violent ending both families face that feels on one hand tragic and on the other well deserved. The Kims, though facing certain hardships that come with the cycle of poverty, are never portrayed as needing much sympathy. They face their situation with humor, and although it’s satisfying to see them take advantage of the ultra-rich using nothing more than condescending wit, its clear that they’re experienced manipulators. They’re confident con artists, and you never really feel bad for the Kims. The Parks have their own less than desirable qualities, as well—a drug addiction and an obvious hostility toward lower income individuals, to name a few—which slowly trickle out behind closed doors. But, in general, they’re nice. They’re well-mannered, they pay their employees well, and you don’t really want to see them scammed. It’s these complexities behind the Park and Kim families and the characters within them make navigating Parasite almost as difficult as real life. Who is the good guy when everyone makes mistakes? Who is the bad guy when everyone has redeeming qualities? Who is the parasite when everyone is feeding off of each other? When everyone is using someone to gain something, and giving nothing in return? You can never really be sure who to root for or who to trust, and that quality of reality is what makes Parasite so very unsettling. (132 min.) —Kasey

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What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Stadium 10 Writer-director Stella Meghie (Jean of the Joneses, The Weekend) helms this romantic drama about Mae (Issa Rae), who falls for journalist Michael (LaKeith Stanfield), who’s assigned to write about Mae’s late famous photographer mother. As Mae pores through her mother’s archives, she discovers her mother’s own romantic past. (103 min.) —Glen

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What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10 Jeff Fowler directs this action adventure based on the SEGA videogame franchise about a super fast blue hedgehog from outer space. Settling into his new life on Earth, Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) befriends small town cop Tom Wachowski (James Marsden), and together they work to defeat evil genius Dr. Ivo Robotnik (Jim Carrey), who wants to experiment on Sonic, steal his powers, and take over the world. (99 min.) Δ —Glen

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Root to fruit, head to tail Brasserie SLO’s new chef brings in fresh and local, modern Mediterranean cuisine to a chic downtown locale

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rasserie SLO, which opened in January, just brightened up the darling, romantic Parisian-like Garden Street. Walk by the lively al fresco patio and you’ll feel like you’re in the heart of a busy metropolis, not a little college town. To make this situation even better, Hotel Cerro’s owners have brought us one of the most exciting chefs around: Executive Chef James Anderson. His style is distinctly Mediterranean, combining flavors from all the countries that dip their toes in the Mediterranean Sea: a good bit of Provence, a nice slice of Italy, the most pleasing parts of Greece. Wild-foraged mushrooms, seaweeds, fresh fish and oysters, and duck breast are huge on his menu, which waxes and wanes seasonally. Anderson brought some of his favorite vendors from Monterey County, but he made his own friendships with SLO’s farmers and ranchers. He is one of those chefs who is the first to arrive at the downtown farmers’ market to see what’s fresh. What he does with those items makes his menu exciting: carmelized onion soup and mouthwatering Santa Carota grassfed beef Brasserie Burger for lunch, and Morro Bay oysters by the half dozen and hearth-fired Shakshuka eggs for brunch. Chef Anderson began cooking at the early age of 15 when he was a wrestler in high school in Redondo Beach, where he was born and raised, and would cook for his hungry pals with whatever he had in his kitchen. Cooking was just a hobby at the time. His friends told their moms about how much they loved his cooking, and soon Anderson was cooking meals for his friends’ mothers too. He took an internship for a chef in an industrial kitchen while still in high school until a turning-point summer he spent in Bordeaux, France. His first meal there was a plate of steak tartare. Before then, he had never eaten anything raw. “I grew up in Southern California. I grew up eating chicken and tacos … and Chinese food,” he said. Then Anderson found himself open to everything—at least two eye-opening new foods per day. “I was living off nothing but paté and slicing ham off a bone, and it was nothing I’d ever been exposed to in my life, and it was very influential in that sense,” he said. “I can still taste everything.” Anderson moved to Northern California at age 18 to attend the San Francisco California Culinary Academy (since renamed), a branch of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. His first job was

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Brasserie SLO is located at the new boutique Hotel Cerro, at 1125 Garden St., between Marsh and Higuera streets in downtown SLO. The Mediterranean-inspired, contemporary-Californian meals are served all day, including Sunday brunch. Make a reservation (only for parties 8 or more) at (805) 592-3880. Life of Pie, an in-house bakery offering fruit, nut, cream, chocolate, and savory pies, will be open soon, next to the Spa Cerro on Marsh Street. Visit hotelcerro.com/slo-restaurants/brasserie-slo for more info.

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CALI TALENT Executive Chef James Anderson elevates Brasserie SLO. The California native, who worked his way to the top from age 15, is glad to be part of the SLO community.

at Absinthe Brasserie & Bar in the city. Anderson would spend the next decade in Monterey County, working his way up in restaurants like Roy’s at Pebble Beach, and Bistro Moulin in Monterey. He went on to chef positions at Casanova Restaurant in Carmel and La Bicyclette in Carmel, and even opened his own place: The Poke Lab in Monterey, which focused on sustainable fish in a partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium. For Anderson, it’s all about root to fruit, head to tail. All the suites at Hotel Cerro face a beautiful edible garden and rooftop orchard tended to by “avent-gardener” Annette Pollock. You’ll find that the garnishes and citrus at Brasserie SLO come from this veritable Shangri-la, and be watchful for chef’s fig creations when the figs are in season. Next door is Hotel Cerro’s own distillery. Across the street is the newly opened Spa Cerro, next to a (soon-to-be) grab-and-go Hotel Cerro bakery called Life of Pie. If you have the chance, go and see the living walls and inhale the fresh mint and geranium flowers and take

HEARTH ROASTED SUNCHOKES Dishes at Brasserie SLO are perfect for sharing. We started with a plate of hearth-roasted sunchokes, the thinskinned, cold-season root vegetable of the sunflower plant family, cooked in oak embers and flavored skillfully with thyme, sunchoke granola, and the best part: crispy Calabrian chili strips.

a stroll through the new, long-planned boutique Hotel Cerro on Garden Street. We visited on a weekend, and early in the evening, the place was packed with locals. The decor is brick walls and bold modern lighting, white marble tabletops, and a snazzy, see-and-be-seen bar. It was pleasant to see some glamorous outfits. This is a place where you can wear those sexy heels or Thurston Howell III ascot. Or not. I mean, this is SLO Town after all—come as you are. Besides, typical French brasseries are by definition informal. “Brasserie” means “brewery,” so in addition to small plates, flatbreads, shares, grains and veg, and main dishes, the menu features Firestone Pivo Pils, SLO Brew Hazards Haze, Libertine Blue Ocean Gose, and so more. Cocktails include a 1738 Sazerac for those who love New Orleans, and a handful of ultra-creative, hilariously named signature cocktails that involve everything from shiso persimmon shrubs to elderflower tinctures. Brasserie SLO Food and Beverage Manager Jonathan Bagley-Rowe and

chef Anderson personally selected a largely local, mostly Californian wine list, featuring our area’s favorite small boutique wineries, including some lovely grenache-syrah-mourvedre blends and other Rhone-style selections. For our evening, my husband and I agreed to begin with the champignon pizza. The crust was to perfection: thin enough with those lovely charred spots. And it was topped with heavenly black truffle pecorino, with every inch of the pizza covered in a mélange of foraged mushrooms, thyme, and caramelized onions. We were told the dinner menu works best with sharing, so we began with hearth roasted sunchokes, a thinskinned, cold-season root vegetable of the sunflower plant family, which tasted like ultra-fresh, earthy potatoes. Chef Anderson cooks them in oak embers and flavors them skillfully with thyme, sunchoke granola, and crispy Calabrian chili strips. For our main dish, we had to have the fresh catch: the steelhead trout, oakgrilled in a citrus butter sauce. Every bite was expertly balanced, with flavor-packed charred greens and blood orange slices that enriched every bite of fish. Bagley-Rowe shared that the champignon pizza was the impetus for bringing chef Anderson from Monterey County to SLO. Resort and hotel property owners Beverley and Shaun Matthews, who were developing Brasserie SLO in their hotel, were dining at La Bicyclette in Carmel, where Anderson was working as chef de cuisine. Beverley Matthews said she didn’t care for white pizzas, but chef Anderson challenged her to try it—“‘Ma’am,’ he said, ‘if you don’t love it, I’ll make you anything else on the menu,’” Bagley-Rowe told me. It’s no surprise Beverley loved it so much that when she and Shaun were working on operations at Hotel Cerro and Brasserie SLO, she said they must recruit FLAVOR continued page 44

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NEWS NIBBLES SEASONAL EATS Valentine’s Day so many ways … Nautical Cowboy at the Carlton Hotel, 6005 El Camino in Atascadero, will celebrate love with a special three-course Feb. 14 Valentine’s dinner menu in addition to the a la carte dinner menu for $55 per person ... Are you single and ready to mingle? A Singles Evening awaits on Feb. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Parrish Family Vineyard, 3590 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles. Tickets—$25 in advance, $30 day of, at parrishfamilyvineyard.com—include a glass of wine and delicious bites … Covering all bases on Valentine’s Day, Tooth & Nail Winery, 3090 Anderson Road, Paso, is hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner, Anti-Valentine’s Day Singles Bash on Feb. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. (Singles Bash); 7 to 9 p.m. (couple’s dinner). Tickets are $85 at my805tix.com. If you come to share a romantic evening with your loved one, you will meet in the Amor Fati room for a three-course menu with choices including a roasted beet salad, braised short ribs, seared sea bass, and molten chocolate cake, among other delights. Served with a bottle of selected Rabble wine and live music to set the mood. But if you think Cupid is stupid, you can have your wonderful three-course meal with wine at the Singles Bash in the tasting room … Broken Earth Winery, 1650 Ramada Drive, Paso, is hosting a Feb. 14 Valentine’s Sparkling Wine, Blends, Port Chocolate Pairing Dinner from 6 to 9 p.m., filled with love, conversation, and delicious food catered by chef Joe White from Willow Restaurant and Port House Restaurant. Delight in an expertly paired four-course meal highlighting Broken Earth’s sparkling wine and port. Tickets, $85, may be purchased and seats reserved at brokenearthwinery.com … A Luna Red Valentine’s takes place on Feb. 14 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m; featuring a three-course pre-fixe for $59 (optional wine pairing for an extra $25), with live folk music and after-dinner performances by Pink + Purkle lasting until midnight. Menu choices include cauliflower bisque, clams, pork belly, Portuguese-style short ribs, black truffle risotto, and chocolate sformato for dessert. For reservations, call (805) 540-5243 … Brochelle Vineyards is partnering with Twisted & Glazed to bring you a Wine and Doughnut Pairing on Valentine’s weekend. Join them in the tasting lounge at 2323 Tuley Road, Paso, on Feb. 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for a complimentary Zinfandel-infused doughnut pairing with your wine tasting … Everyone wants to know where locally loved chocolatier Sheila Kearns will be on Valentine’s Day. The owner of Sheila Kearns Chocolate & Confections will be guiding a Chocolate-Making Valentine’s Day Event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Edna Valley Vineyard, 2585 Biddle Ranch Road, SLO. Tickets, $66 at cellarpass. com, include the class of making and handpainting luxurious artisan chocolates that

you can take home with you, and a wine and gourmet cheese tasting. You may also pre-order a cheese and charcuterie board for $20 to be ready when you arrive.

SAVOR THE FLAVOR The day after V-day still counts. Show your love for the annual celebration of all things vegan at the Central Coast Veg Fest 2020 on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St., SLO. This free event will include food, cooking demos, vendors, education, and good energy ... Kin Coffee Bar is teaming up Growthspurts Child Development Facility and Project XO for a Valentine’s Day Date (also the day after V-day on Feb. 15) from 10 a.m. to noon at KIN Coffee Bar, 847 Higuera St., SLO. Each $65 per person ticket includes child care (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), a private VIP experience at Kin, mimosa, coffee, specialty brunch items, a matcha tasting, and a latte art lesson. Δ Flavor writer Beth Giuffre is pairing sparkling wine with conversation hearts. Send mini messages and foodie tips to bgiuffre@newtimesslo.com.

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May we speak frankly about love? San Luis Obispo-based Heavenly Chia donates 5,500 Heavenly Chia meals to the North County Food Bank—that’s love. Dailey Foods owner, plant-based culinary arts professor, and (may I say goddess?) chef Veronica Dailey launched a program in 2019 with a goal to facilitate 1 million meals to Americans in need: food banks, shelters, and disaster zones. I recently invited a friend over who constantly complains that her special diet has no good snacks. So I whisked up my favorite flavor of Heavenly Chia— strawberry coconut—with some organic almond milk for her. Let it sit for 15 minutes. Then it turns to glorious, flavorpacked, aromatic chia pudding. My friend was so happy to finally have a delicious snack for herself, she vowed to never grumble again. We’ll see about that. Heavenly Chia Power Mix is vegan, dairy free, gluten free, and made with zero added sugar. Just add milk or water, and you’re in business. You can drink it like a textural strawberry milk, add it to a smoothie, let it sit and turn into pudding, or use it as a tasty topping. Ever chew on chia? It’s better than caviar. Other fun flavors are golden milk and chocolate, but all mixes contain incredible health benefits: Each serving contains plant-based omega-3s, fiber, protein, iron, and calcium. You can find Heavenly Chia at SLO Foods Co-op, Bliss Cafe, and Sunshine Health Foods for $6.99 per each eightserving package. To help those who suffer from food insecurity, donate a plantbased meal for $1.46, at heavenlychia. com/donate. Instagram: @heavenlychia. Recipes and more: heavenlychia.com. Δ Flavor writer Beth Giuffre is playing a harp in chia heaven. Send your favorite divine snack suggestions to bgiuffre@ newtimesslo.com.


A Letter from Ellen Beraud Candidate for SLO County Supervisor, 5th District Since the beginning of this campaign my commitment has been to create a space where community members feel welcomed to share their concerns, ideas, and vision for our county. To use my time as a public servant to support initiatives that will improve the well-being of both people and the environment. And to always debate the policies and the issues, and differentiate with my opponent through facts, not attacks. This is my continued commitment.

sured, all while holding elected officials accountable to their position and their promises to their constituents.

After being elected to the Atascadero City Council in 2006, one of my very first initiatives was on building public trust and transparency in our local government. For the first time in our city’s history, our council meetings were live-streamed and archived, increasing both accountability of our elected officials and accessibility for those who couldn’t attend meetings.

This is why I’m running for SLO County Supervisor - to continue working to create a government we can all feel comfortable participating in. One we feel represents us. One we can be proud of.

After years of incivility and hostility at council meetings, we began seeing civil conversations, issue-focused debates and respect toward officials, staff and the public from all views. But most importantly, Atascadero’s government was functioning in a manner that truly served the people. And this is how government is intended to be - a structure that is transparent and accessible to the community, both bold and mea-

Leading the push for change was difficult, it was new, it was hard work - as change often is. But this change was essential to upholding democracy and ensuring public trust. It was essential to moving our community forward. And it is essential to bring this same spirit to every level of government.

I am committed to implementing solutions on the issues facing SLO County - from housing, homelessness and affordable childcare, to water, infrastructure, and public safety. I am commited to ensuring that the county can provide services so that everyone can succeed. I am committed to supporting families, youth, and seniors. I am committed to small businesses owners, employees and employers. I am committed to builders and educators, service workers and health care providers. And I am committed to

the people who are the heartbeat of our community, because, while our hills and open spaces are beautiful, it is truly the people who make this place special.

am here; to support you, to listen to you and to represent you at the dais on every single vote I make as Supervisor. So today I’m asking for your vote to make this future possible.

I will stand with the working families of our community. That’s why I

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CVP-0028

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To all interested persons: Petitioner: Marc Anthony Garcia aka Marc Anthony Lopez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Marc Anthony Garcia aka Marc Anthony Lopez to PROPOSED NAME: Marc Anthony Lopez THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for

LEGAL NOTICES 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: 03/19/2020, 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: January 22, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CVP-0056

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Mikela Dawn Vanderkamp filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Mikela Dawn Vanderkamp to PROPOSED NAME: Mikela Dawn Bishop THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 04/01/2020, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: February 4, 2020 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-0102 OLD FILE NO. 2018-1427 Thai Elephant Restaurant, 561 5 Cities Dr., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 05/30/2018. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Natthakan Ponpimol (561 5 Cities Dr., Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business was conducted by An Individual /s/ Natthakan Ponpimol, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-13-2020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By S. King, Deputy Clerk. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-0182 OLD FILE NO. 2015-2449 Gallegos Ranch, 2512 Lawton Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 10/02/2015. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Jane D Worthy (2512 Lawton Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business was conducted by An Individual /s/ Jane D Worthy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-2020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By E. Brookhart, Deputy Clerk. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-0209 OLD FILE NO. 2017-2540 XKs Unlimited, 850 Fiero Ln., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 10/24/2017. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Moss JacCo, LLC (400 Rutherford St., Goleta, CA 93117). This business was conducted by A Limited Liability Company /s/ Edward Moss, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-24-2020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By JA. Anderson, Deputy Clerk. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-0294 OLD FILE NO. 2016-2285 Milkweed and Alchemy, 1264 Higuera Street, Suite 102, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 09/30/2016. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Bianca Clayton (1705 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business was conducted by An Individual /s/ Bianca Clayton, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-03-2020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By G. Ugalde, Deputy Clerk. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-0339 OLD FILE NO. 2018-2235 Transcendartery, 353 Croyden Lane, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 09/07/2018. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Brian Marsh (353 Croyden Lane, Cambria, CA 93428). This business was conducted by An Individual /s/ Brian Marsh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-06-2020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By E. Brookhart, Deputy Clerk. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-0369 OLD FILE NO. 2017-2785 Arroyo Grande Shell, 222 East Grand Avenue, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 11/17/2017. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: KATGOP LLC (222 East Grand Avenue, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business was conducted by A Limited Liability Company /s/ Araxie Achadjian, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-10-2020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By E. Brookhart, Deputy Clerk. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: PALAPALA, INC.; BARBARA HALL, AN INDIVIDUAL; AND DOES 1-10, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: QUARTERSPOT, INC. CASE NUMBER: 19CV0681

Notice! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond in 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. CASE NUMBER: 19CV-0681 The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO 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: Katrina M. Brown Parker, Simon, Kokolis & Brown, LLP 755 Baywood Drive, 2nd Floor Petaluma, CA 94952 707-210-3020 Date: 11-12-2019 By: /s/ Michael Powell, Clerk /s/ C.M. Kastner, Deputy Clerk

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FILE NO. 2020-0028 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, JOBIE BRIGHAM DOING BUSINESS AS “HEALTHY WITH JOBIE”, 129 Allen St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Jobie Brigham (129 Allen St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jobie Brigham. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-0620. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 01-06-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0051 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE OLDE ALE HOUSE, 945 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Beer Lovr LLC (945 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Beer Lovr LLC, Christie Carroll, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-07-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 0107-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0054 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DIALED, 229 W Tefft St., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Rachel Ann Mansell (1918 Vista Del Sol, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Rachel Ann Mansell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-08-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 01-08-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0057 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/17/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BRIDGE STREET INN, 4314 Bridge St., Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Thousand Wonder Inc (4314 Bridge St., Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Thousand Wonder Inc., Brandon Robert Follett, Chief Executive Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-08-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 01-08-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0087 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/09/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BRICKWORKS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC., TASTE! CRAFT EATERY, TASTE!, TASTE! CATERING & EATERY, IN GOOD TASTE CATERING, 2900 Broad St. #100, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Brickworks Restaurant Group, Inc. (2900 Broad St. #100, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Brickworks Restaurant Group, Inc., Scott Lemiere, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-10-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-10-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0090 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, UPTOWN REALTY, SLORENT, 1325 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Slorent. com (1325 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Slorent.com, Christopher Frago, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-10-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-10-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0092 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/20/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BORJAS LAW, 3220 S. Higuera St., Suite 311, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Joseph D. Borjas, P.C. (3220 S. Higuera St., Suite 311, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Joseph D. Borjas, P.C., Joseph D. Borjas, Chief Executive Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-13-20. 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. 01-13-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0101 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NEW GENERATION SKIN, 6488 Cormorant Way, Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. Kelley Ann Galler (6488 Cormorant Way, Avila Beach, CA 93424). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kelley Galler. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-13-20. 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. 01-13-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0103 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/13/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SUNSET THAI, 561 Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Natthakan Yaemkong (561 Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Natthakan Yaemkong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 0113-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0104 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2008) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KELLEY’S ABOUT FACE, 940 Ramona Ave., Suite L, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Kelley Ann Galler (6488 Cormorant Way, Avila Beach, CA 93424). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kelley Galler, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-13-20. 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. 01-13-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0106 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEAS TRUCKING, INC., 582 Orchard Road, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Beas Trucking, Inc. (582 Orchard Road, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Beas Trucking, Inc., Pete Beas, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-14-20. 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. 01-14-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0108 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SUN FOR RENT, 6947 Sycamore Rd., Ste. B, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Inverted Inc. (6947 Sycamore Rd., Ste. B, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Inverted Inc., Travis Semmes, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-14-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 01-14-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0124 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/15/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NACHO AUTO REPAIR, 759 Ralcoa Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Ignacio Cepeda (759 Ralcoa Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ignacio Cepeda, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-15-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 01-15-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0131 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SOARES SEPTIC SERVICE, SOARES VACUUM SERVICE, 1022 Patricio Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Anthony Lee Soares Jr., Melissa Kathleen Soares (1022 Patricio Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Melissa Kathleen Soares. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-15-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-15-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0133 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/15/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HONDONADA ROAD ASSOCIATION, 420 Hansen Hill Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Johnson L Ralph, Johnson L Elizabeth (420 Hansen Hill Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Unincorporated Association Other Than A Partnership /s/ Elizabeth Johnson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-15-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-15-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0134 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/14/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BENCHMARK, 2200 El Dorado St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Jake Whiddon (2200 El Dorado St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jake Whiddon, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-15-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 01-15-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0136 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SANDPRINTS PHOTOGRAPHY, 870 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Charlotte Melinda Dinunzio (1243 5th Street, Los Osos, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Charlotte Dinunzio. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0141 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/05/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, F/V CLOUD NINE, 1810 Little Morro Creek Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Daniel Robert Thoresen (1810 Little Morro Creek Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Daniel Thoresen, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0143 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PINK LEGAL-CENTRAL COAST, 900 E. Grande Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Carl A. Knoll (900 E. Grande Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Carl A. Knoll. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0144 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/11/2010) New Filing The following person is doing business as, IAN SAUDE, 3982 Short Street, #110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Ian Saude Inc (700 Country Club Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Ian Saude Inc, Regina C. Saude, CFO/Managing Director. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0160 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/02/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE GREAT ESCAPE, 8115 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. C.D.M. Enterprises LLC (9355 Shayna Lane, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ C.D.M. Enterprises LLC, William Murrieta, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-21-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 0121-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0165 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLOCOASTPIX, 1555 Paloma Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Caron Lynn Krauch (1555 Paloma Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Caron Lynn Krauch. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-2120. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 01-21-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0150 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/12/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CLUB TERROIR, LBOX, 971 Margarita Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Ragged Coast, LLC (1375 East Grand Ave., Ste. 103, #350, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Ragged Coast, LLC, Leela J Sherbon, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-17-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 01-17-25. January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0156 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/18/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BOTTLEBIRD, 3050 Broad Street, Suite 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The Bottlefly, Inc. (825 Riverside Ave., Suite #3, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A DE Corporation /s/ The Bottlefly, Inc., Timothy Scott, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-17-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 01-17-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0157 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/16/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL DENTAL OFFICE OF DR. SIENELLA THOMASZADEH, 4555 El Camino Real, Suite D, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Sienella Thomaszadeh DDS Inc (4555 El Camino Real, Suite D, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Sienella Thomaszadeh DDS Inc, Sienella Thomaszadeh DDS - President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-17-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 01-17-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0170 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/17/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MUNCIE MIKE, 220 Machado Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Gibbons, Norine Gibbons (220 Machado Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Norine Gibbons. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-21-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 01-21-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0172 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BROWN BUTTERFLY ENTERPRISES, TIME TRAVEL TREASURES, KINGS TUTORING & WORKSHOPS, BROWN BUTTERFLY CREATIONS, 899 Story St., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Cristina Fernandez Reyes (899 Story St., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Cristina Fernandez Reyes, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-21-20. 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. 01-21-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0180 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/1975) New Filing The following person is doing business as, P M ADVERTISING, 890 Casitas Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Paul G Moerman, Trustee, Annette L Moerman, Trustee (890 Casitas Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A Trust /s/ Paul Moerman, Trustee. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-2220. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0184 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/22/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WHITE MARBLE EVERYTHING, 1700 Osos St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Tony Quintero (1700 Osos St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tony Quintero. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-2220. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0185 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/22/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, K-FOOD FUSION, 1661 Cordova Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Chihun Kim (1661 Cordova Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Chihun Kim. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 0122-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0186 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO HAIR, 515 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Jacklyn Lillian Marie Hansen (117 17th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jacklyn L. M. Hansen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-20. 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. 01-22-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0197 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/23/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DIVVY DISTRIBUTION, 871 S 4th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Tonnnn, LLC (1375 E Grand Ave. #632, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Tonnnn, LLC, Patrick Wilkinson, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-23-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-23-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0200 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/09/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NORTH COUNTY BACKFLOW, 101-1281 N Main St., Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Stephen Todd Sandeffer (101-1281 N Main St., Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Stephen Sandeffer, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-2320. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 01-23-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0203 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KATSCALICOASTSHOP, 545 Driftwood St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Kathleen Scruton (545 Driftwood St., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kathleen Scruton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-2320. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-23-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0208 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/09/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GREEN CLEAN MACHINE, 1018 La Serena Way, Unit B, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Meaghan Mcvicker (1018 La Serena Way, Unit B, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Meaghan Mcvicker, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-24-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-24-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0211 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/24/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, VAC SWEEPING LLC, 423 Darby Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. VAC Sweeping LLC (423 Darby Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ VAC Sweeping LLC, Azucena Perez, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-24-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-24-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0218 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/16/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ATASCADERO CHEVRON, 8955 Montecito Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Golden Rissco Inc. (110 South Akers Street, Visalia, CA 93291). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Golden Rissco Inc., Rajinder Saran, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-27-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-27-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0221 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE PARTS HOUSE AND GARCIA FARMS, 545 Camino Encanto, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Vernon Garcia, Carol Garcia (545 Camino Encanto, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Carol Garcia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-27-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-27-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0226 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/16/2009) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MEATHEAD MINI STORAGE, 3600 South Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Central Coast Mini-Storage, LLC (3600 South Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Central Coast Mini-Storage, LLC, Aaron Steed, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-27-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-27-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0227 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2004) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OLD CREEK RANCH, 12520 Santa Rita Rd., Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Old Creek Ranch Inc (12520 Santa Rita Rd., Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Old Creek Ranch Inc, Terez Blanchard, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-27-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-27-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0228 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/1994) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OLD CREEK RANCH LP, 12520 Santa Rita Rd., Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Robert Cameron Blanchard, Terez Maria Gerarda Blanchard (12520 Santa Rita Rd., Cayucos, CA 93430), Caroline Ruth Musloff (12480 Santa Rita Rd., Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A Limited Partnership /s/ Terez Maria Blanchard, Co-General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-27-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-27-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0230 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EQUILLELOGRAM, EQUILLELOGRAM CREATIVE & TECHNICAL, EQUILLELOGRAM CREATIVE, 1566 Trail View Place, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Wyatt Renew, Asha Renew (1566 Trail View Place, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Wyatt Renew. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-27-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-27-25. January 30, February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0238 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/28/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ONCE UPON A TIME CHOREOGRAPHY & EVENTS, 674 Ocean View Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Sonia Miranda Rodriguez Del Rio, Fidel Rodriguez Del Rio (674 Ocean View Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Sonia M. Rodriguez Del Rio, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-28-20. 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. 01-28-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0239 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HAVENNHD, HAVENREFERS, 441 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. A Payne International Corporation (441 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ A Payne International Corporation, Neil J Giannini, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-28-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-28-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020


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FILE NO. 2020-0243 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/25/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MYSTICAL MATRIMONY, 7935 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Samantha Janet High (1543 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Samantha Janet High. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-28-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-28-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0246 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CHC TEMPLETON PHARMACY, 1330 Las Tablas Road, Suite 140, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. imgRX SLO, Inc. (1330 Enclave Parkway, Houston, TX 77077). This business is conducted by A DE Corporation /s/ imgRX SLO, Inc., Debra Willet, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-28-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-28-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0247 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CHC PHARMACY PASO ROBLES, 2800 Riverside Avenue, Suite 150, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. imgRX SLO, Inc. (1330 Enclave Parkway, Houston, TX 77077). This business is conducted by A DE Corporation /s/ imgRX SLO, Inc., Debra Willet, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-28-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-28-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0253 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, METTA HEALTH AND WELLNESS, 2280 Sunset St., E, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Kathryn L Yurcheshen (272 Vista Ct., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kathryn L Yurcheshen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-29-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 01-29-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0256 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/15/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MIGUEL’S CLEANING SERVICE, 590 S. 6th St., Apt. C, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Miguel Sanchez Toribio (590 S. 6th St., Apt. C, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Miguel Sanchez Toribio. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-2920. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 01-29-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0257 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/29/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEACH HUT DELI, 1240 Los Osos Valley Road, Suite #5, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Hailey A Donato (559 Ash Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Hailey Donato. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-29-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-29-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0258 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/29/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CASTRO AUTO SALES, 954 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. S&S Auto Whole Sale, LLC (791 Price St. #168, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ S&S Auto Whole Sale, LLC, Suleiman I. Shihadeh, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-29-20. 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. 01-29-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0259 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GOLD COAST EXPRESS REGISTRATION, 750 Black Oak Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. NWM Ranchers Inc (750 Black Oak Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ NWM Ranchers Inc, Carole Brown, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-29-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 01-29-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0261 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SUCCUBI DESIGN CO., 1161 Bello St., Apt. 2, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Chalyse Elizabeth Armstrong (1161 Bello St., Apt. 2, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Chalyse E. Armstrong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-29-20. 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. 01-29-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0263 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/03/1983) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LIGHTNING JOE’S GUITAR HEAVEN, 100 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Marelene Anne Daoust (100 East Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Marelene Anne Daoust, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-30-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-30-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0264 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/14/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KEHOE CARBON COOKWARE, 555 Highland Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Kehoe Iron and Bronze LTD (555 Highland Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Kehoe Iron and Bronze LTD, Dennis Kehoe, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-30-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-30-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0265 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/30/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE PACIFIC, 399 South Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Bungalow Tribe Inc (3021 S. Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Bungalow Tribe Inc, Ryan L. Fortini, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-3020. 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. 01-30-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0274 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CAMBRIA ART SERVICES, 2711 Wilton Drive, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Kathryn Halloran Greene (2711 Wilton Drive, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kathryn Halloran Greene. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-30-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 01-30-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0276 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/07/1987) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FOSTERS FREEZE #225, 801 Piney Way, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Keratso Rangoussis (2531 Laurel Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Keratso Rangoussis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-3020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-30-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0278 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (1/30/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SIMPLY CLEAN, 1296 S. 16th Street, Unit C, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Zachary Mccollom Burns (1296 S. 16th Street, Unit C, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Zachary Burns. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-30-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-30-25. February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0281 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CUNNINGHAM CONSTRUCTION AND CUSTOM CARPENTRY, 640 Lawrence Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Thomas J. Cunningham (640 Lawrence Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Thomas J. Cunningham. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-31-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-31-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0282 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/31/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BOND REAL ESTATE GROUP, 126 E. Branch St., Suite A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. 007 Real Estate Group, Incorporated (1700 K St., Suite 220, Bakersfield, CA 93301). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ 007 Real Estate Group, Incorporated, Jacek Bond, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-31-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 01-31-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0286 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/25/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WOOLLYBEAR TRAVELS, 225 Wawona Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Melisa Ann Beveridge (225 Wawona Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Melisa Beveridge. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-31-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-31-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0290 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CALIFORNIA COUNTERS & STONE, CALIFORNIA CAST STONE, 447 North Main St., Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Packer Enterprises LLC (447 North Main St., Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Packer Enterprises LLC, Ryan Packer, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-03-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 02-03-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0291 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CREATIVE JUDGE, 1880 Santa Barbara Ave. #170, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Kevin Thomas Judge (721 Johnson Ave., #22, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kevin Judge. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-03-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-03-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0295 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MILKWEED & ALCHEMY, 1264 Higuera Street, Suite 102, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. M & A Acupuncture, Inc. (1264 Higuera Street, Suite 102, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ M & A Acupuncture, Inc., Bianca Clayton, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-03-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 02-03-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0296 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/15/2005) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ARROYO GRANDE IMPORT AUTOMOTIVE, 1294 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher Slade Lee (687 Camino Del Rey, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christopher Slade Lee, Owner/Tech. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-03-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 02-03-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0298 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/27/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MUDDY PAWS, 1320 East Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Jennifer Marie Wallace (1320 East Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jennifer Wallace, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-04-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0304 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/28/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS, 285 Headwaters Rd., Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Gregory David Schank (285 Headwaters Rd., Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Greg Schank, Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 02-04-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0308 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 914 SUPERSTORE, 2660 Chamisal Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Russell Dillingham (2660 Chamisal Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Russell Dillingham. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 0204-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

Applications to make minor changes to the properties the City. 1. 177 Brook St. ARCH-0634-2019; Review of a proposed addition and modification to an existing structure, creating a mixed-use building consisting of a onebedroom residence and 545 square feet of office space. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); C-R-MU zone; Jeff Corbett, applicant. (Kyle Van Leeuwen) 2. 781 Peach St. DIR-0027-2020; Request to construct a conforming addition to a non-conforming structure. The existing structure is non-conforming due to a two-foot side setback where five feet is the standard side setback in the R-2 zone. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-2 zone; Kurt Friedmann, applicant. (Kyle Van Leeuwen) 3. 1254 Briarwood Dr. HOME-0003-2020; Review of a Homestay Rental application to allow short-term rental (such as Airbnb) of an owner-occupied singlefamily residence at 1254 Briarwood Drive. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-1 zone; Seth and Valerie Neuschwander, applicants. (Hannah Nguyen) 4. 858 Higuera St. DIR-0054-2020; Request to perform work at night from February 24, 2020 to May 1, 2020, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., to repair and replace a segment of the existing sidewalk, curb, and gutter. The project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); C-D-H zone; City of San Luis Obispo – Public Works Department, applicant. (Hannah Nguyen)

The San Luis Obispo Planning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of City Hall, 990 Palm Street, on the item(s) listed below: PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS: 1. Development review of a 296-unit multi-family residential project within the NG-30 zoned portion of the San Luis Ranch Specific Plan area, and a VestingTentativeTract Map (Tract 3150) subdividing a portion of Tract 3096 from two existing lots into twelve to provide for 296 airspace condominiums with minor exceptions to the open space requirements for common interest subdivisions. Includes a determination that the project is consistent with the certified Final EIR for San Luis Ranch Specific Plan and therefore exempt from further environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); Project Address: 1035 Madonna; Case #: ARCH-0459-2019 & SBDV-0747-2019; Zone: C/ OS-SP, R-4-SP; MI San Luis Ranch, LLC, owner and Coastal Community Builders, applicant. Contact: Kyle Bell – (805) 781-7524 – kbell@slocity.org 2. Review of amendments to Title 17 (Zoning Regulations) of the Municipal Code associated with temporary incentives regarding site development standards with the provision of allelectric buildings with a sunset date of December 31, 2022 in support of the Clean Energy Choice Program with an Exemption from Environmental Review. Case # CODE-0062-2020.

3.

5. 12200 Los Osos Valley Rd. DIR-0045-2020; Request to perform work at night from February 25, 2020 to February 28, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:30 a.m., to install water service to the property. The project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); C-S-PD zone; Kirk Construction, applicant. (Hannah Nguyen) 6. 1335 Morro St. FNCE-0660-2019; Request for an exception from fence height standards to allow a fivefoot tall wrought iron fence and hedge around the perimeter of the front yard of a single-family dwelling where a three-foot fence is normally allowed. The project includes a request to allow an eight-foot tall fence on the southern property line where a six-foot fence is normally allowed. The project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-3 zone; Marianne Rigby, Applicant. (Cassidy McSurdy) 7. 1616 Huasna Dr. DIR-0011-2020; Request to allow one required parking space in tandem on the driveway in front of a single car garage. The project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-1 zone; Lawrence and Tamara Livermore, applicants. (Cassidy McSurdy) 8. 1034 Mill St. ARCH-0551-2019; Architectural review of the construction of three new three-story buildings on two lots, containing a total of three single-family dwellings and two Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), including an exception from design standards to allow Accessory Dwelling Units that exceed 16 feet in height; the project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); O zone; Brian Rolph, applicant. (Walter Oetzell) The Community Development Director will either approve or deny these applications no sooner than February 24, 2020. The Director’s decision may be appealed, and must be filed with the appropriate appeal fee within 10 days of the Director’s action. For more information, contact the City of San Luis Obispo Community Development Department, 919 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, stop by, or call (805) 781-7170, weekdays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. February 13, 2020

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ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS at the addresses listed below have been received by

FILE NO. 2020-0313 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/22/2005) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CASTLEMAN’S AWARENESS & RESEARCH EFFORT, 1655 Circle B, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (1655 Circle B, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Castleman Disease Collaborative Network, Greg Pacheco, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-04-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

4.

Contact: Teresa McClish - (805) 783-7840 – tmcclish@slocity.org Continued review of a proposed four-story, 50-foot tall, mixed-use project consisting of 5,241 square feet of commercial use on the ground floor, eight hotel suites, and 39 residential units. Project includes: a request for a mechanical parking lift; parking, landscaping, and site improvements; and a categorical exemption from environmental review (CEQA). Project Address: 545 Higuera and 486 Marsh; Case #: ARCH-0017-2019; Zone: C-D; Marsh Higuera Mixed Use, LLC, owner/ applicant. Contact: Shawna Scott – (805) 781-7176 – sscott@slocity.org Review of a four-story mixed-use project consisting of 36 residential dwellings and 68 square feet of commercial space, including requests for a 22 percent density bonus (as a standard incentive) and a reduction in required parking, by a total of four parking spaces (as an additional incentive), in exchange for providing affordable units within the project (categorically exempt from environmental review); Project Address: 564 Higuera; Case #: ARCH-0150-2019; Zone: CR; Damien Mavis, Creekside Lofts LLP, owner/applicant. Contact: Walter Oetzell – (805) 781-7593 – woetzell@slocity.org

The Planning Commission may also discuss other hearing or business items before or after the item(s) listed above. If you challenge the proposed action 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 Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. The report(s) will be available for review in the Community Development Office and online in advance of the meeting at http://www.slocity.org/ government/advisory-bodies/agendas-and-minutes/ planning-commission. Please call 805-781-7170 for more information, or to request an agenda report. The Planning Commission meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m. February 13, 2020

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ORDINANCE NO. 3411 ORDINANCE AMENDING WASTEWATER SERVICE CHARGES FOR SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SERVICE AREA NO. 7A (OAK SHORES) The Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, Sitting as the Governing Board of San Luis Obispo County Service Area No. 7A (CSA7A), ordains as follows:

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 9:00 a.m. Public Hearing to Consider Application for Temporary Commercial Outdoor Entertainment License for the event “Spartan Race San Luis Obispo Ultra, Beast, and Super Weekend” to be held on March 13 through March 15, 2020

RECITALS A. Whereas pursuant to Ordinance No. 2837 the current service charge for CSA 7A is $268.64, and the one-time charge of $431.36 set forth in this ordinance is intended to supplement that charge for fiscal year 2019-20, so that the total service charges for fiscal year 2019-20 will be $700.00 per wastewater service connection. B. Whereas Ordinance No. 3009 Ordinance AMENDING CONNECTION FEES FOR SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SERVICE AREA NO. 7A SEWER/WASTE DISPOSAL provides additional requirements that are not affected by this ordinance.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo (“the Board”) will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, in the Board Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California.

ORDINANCE SECTION 1: Pursuant to California Government Code Section 25215.5, and in accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution and the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act (commencing with California Government Code Section 53750), there are hereby established within San Luis Obispo County Service Area No. 7A, those various service charges, and other charges specified in Exhibit “A” attached hereto, which Exhibit “A” is incorporated herein by this reference, for the purpose of providing wastewater service.

The Board will consider by testimony and other evidence to, approve with conditions, or deny the following application pursuant to County Ordinance Title 6, Chapter 6.56.

SECTION 2: This Board hereby confirms the charges for wastewater service (per wastewater service connection) as set forth in said Exhibit “A”, and orders that the charges as so confirmed shall appear as separate items on the tax bill of each parcel of real property listed in Exhibit “B”, and such charges shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary County ad valorem taxes are collected, and are subject to the same penalties and the same procedures and sale in case of delinquency as provided for such taxes. Charges for subsequent fiscal years in amounts consistent with this ordinance may also be collected on the tax bill in a similar manner through a board resolution. SECTION 3: This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force and effect thirty (30) days after its passage and before the expiration of fifteen (15) days after passage of this ordinance, it shall be published once with the names of the members of the Board of Supervisors voting for and against the ordinance in a newspaper of general circulation published in the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California. INTRODUCED at a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors held on the 17th day of December, 2019, and PASSED and ADOPTED by the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, on the 4th day of _February_, 2020, by the following roll call vote, to wit: AYES:

Supervisors John Peschong, Bruce S. Gibson, Debbie Arnold and Chairperson Adam Hill

NOES:

None

ABSENT:

Supervisor Lynn Compton

ABSTAINING:

None

APPLICATION: Temporary Commercial Outdoor Entertainment License for the event, “Spartan Race San Luis Obispo Ultra, Beast, and Super Weekend” to be held on March 13, through March 15, 2020. LOCATION:

Santa Margarita Ranch, 5995 W. Pozo Road, Santa Margarita, California

APPLICANT:

Spartan Race, Inc.

Interested persons are invited to attend the public hearing. Written comments to be considered as part of the proceedings may be mailed to the following address prior to the hearing: County of San Luis Obispo Clerk of the Board 1055 Monterey St., Suite D-430

Adam Hill Chairperson of the Board of Supervisors County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, Sitting as the Governing Board of San Luis Obispo County Service Area No. 7A

San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 A copy of the application is available at the San Luis Obispo County Tax Collector’s Office, 1055 Monterey Street, Room D-290, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California 93408, (805) 781-5831.

ATTEST: WADE HORTON Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors County of San Luis Obispo, State of California By: T’Ana Christiansen Deputy Clerk

1.

TUESDAY, February 4, 2020 AT 9:00 AM. 5 BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT 01. Consent Agenda – Item Nos. 01-16 & Resolution (Res.) No. 2020041 thru 2020-047, approved as amended. 02. Presentations: Recognizing 30 year service awards to H. Morgan (Res. 2020-048), D. Loden (Res. 2020-049) & K. Scott (Res. 2020050) adopted. 03. Public Comment Period - matters not on the agenda: T. Gong; E. Greening; F. Vernacchia; G. Kirkland; M. Brown; G. Nelson & F. Akkari: speak. No action taken. 04. Res. 2020-051, approving a form of preliminary official statement & disclosure dissemination agent agreement in connection w/ the issuance of the SLO County Financing Authority lease revenue bonds, series 2020a (2020 capital projects) & lease revenue refunding bonds, series , adopted. 05. Res. 2020-052, approving the issuance by the CA Enterprise Development Authority of its revenue bonds for the benefit of Paso Robles Charter School Project, incorp., D/B/A Almond Acres Charter Academy &/or a related entity in an amount not to exceed $16,000,000, adopted. 06. Protest hearing re: proposed wastewater service charge increase in Co. Service Area (CSA) No. 7A, Oak Shores, no majority protest, Ordinance No. 3411, amending the Wastewater Service Charges in CSA 7A & authorizes the annual collection of sewer service charges on property tax bills, adopted. 07. Closed Session. Anticipated Litigation: No of potential cases: 2. Significant exposure to litigation: No of potential cases: 2. Existing litigation: Application filed by PG&E in the 2018 Nuclear Decommissioning Cost Triennial Proceeding (U 39 E & A: 18-12008); In re PG&E Corporation (19-19-30088); In re PG&E Company (19-19-30089); Co. of SLO v. Purdue Pharma L.P., et al. (US District Court 2:18-CV-09516-PSG-FFMx); In re Insys Therapeutics, Inc., et al. (US Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, 1:19-bk-11292KG, Ch. 11); Roebbelen Contracting, Inc. v. Co. of SLO (SLO Co. Superior Court No. 20CV-0053). Conference w/ Labor Negotiator, T. Douglas-Schatz, re: SLOGAU; SLOCEA-T&C; DCCA; Sheriffs’ Mgmt; SLOCPPOA; DSA; DAIA; SLOCPMPOA; SLOCEA – PSSC; Unrepresented Mgmt & Confidential Employees; SDSA; UDWA. Report out – open session. 08. Central Coast Jobs Roadmap & Action Plan Presentation, rec’d & filed.

Dated: February 11, 2020

09. Policy-related State Water Project activities update & bylaws & appointments for the State Water Subcontractors Advisory Committee of the SLO Co. Flood Control District, approved.

Wade Horton, Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

10. Res. 2020-053, to deny the appeal for a county business license for “Golden Hand Massage” filed by W. Zhang, adopted.

By: /s/ T’Ana Christiansen, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT “A” SCHEDULE OF CHARGES FOR SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SERVICE AREA NO. 7A

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING BRIEF

February 13, 2020

Meeting Adjourned. Wade Horton, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors By: Annette Ramirez, Deputy Clerk February 13, 2020

Charges for Wastewater Service (all charges below are per wastewater service connection):

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING a)

One-time Supplemental Service Charge

A one-time charge of $431.36 shall be due 30 days from invoice date of the mailed invoice from the County Public Works Department. b)

Basic Annual Charge for Wastewater Service. $721.00 per year (Effective July 1, 2020) $742.63 per year (Effective July 1, 2021) $764.91 per year (Effective July 1, 2022) $787.86 per year (Effective July 1, 2023) $811.49 per year (Effective July 1, 2024)

c)

Supplemental Reserve Charge If the reserve designations for CSA 7A on schedule 14 of the Board Governed Special Districts Final Budget on June 30th of any fiscal year are below $60,000, a one-time charge of $262.00 shall be due 30 days from the invoice date of mailed invoice from the County Public Works Department.

d)

Supplemental Debt Service Charge Up to $312.04 per year for Annual Debt Service on any loans approved by the Board of Supervisors (Board) for projects on the major capital improvements project list for the CSA 7A wastewater system. The Supplemental Debt Service Charge shall become effective on the date set forth in the Board Resolution approving the loan. Annual Debt Service is defined as the total amount of money required each year to make payments on the principal and interest on any loans, approved by the Board to finance the costs of one or more projects on the major Capital Improvements projects list. For example, for a loan amount of $4 Million, the Annual Debt Service charge would be $312.04. as determined by calculation on an estimated loan amount of $4 Million times the capital recovery factor that is based on a 30 year loan term from a funding agency and at a fixed interest rate of 3%. That is just one hypothetical example, and the amount, term and interest rate of the loan(s) may differ, but the total annual Supplemental Debt Service Charge for each wastewater service connection shall not exceed $312.04. The loan(s) may be from the County General Fund, State of California, USDA or other public agencies or financial institutions. The Annual Debt Service charge collected shall not exceed total loans annual debt service. Any loans shall be authorized by the Board prior to collecting the Debt Service charge. The Annual Debt Service charge shall be collected as set forth in the resolution approving the loan and may be collected by mailed invoice or through the tax bill .

2.

Other Charges a)

Charge for Repairs to County Facilities Damaged by Others: Any customer, person or entity (i.e., individual, construction or utility companies, etc.) causing damage to County facilities will be charged for the full replacement cost including material, labor, equipment and operating overhead.

b)

Charge for Non-Sufficient Fund Checks: Per County Treasury Department Fee.

EXHBIT B lists individual parcels within CSA 7A by their respective Assessors Parcel Number, and shows that each such parcel is subject to the Basic Annual Charge of $721.00 for Wastewater Service for Fiscal Year 2020/21. A complete copy of Exhibit B is on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and is available for public inspection and copying in that office in accordance with the California Public Records Act, Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1. Exhibit B is also available online under the February 4, 2020 Meeting date, Agenda Item No. 23 at: https://agenda.slocounty.ca.gov/iip/sanluisobispo/agendaitem/details/11603.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WHO: San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors WHEN: Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. All items are advertised for 9:00 a.m. To find out placement of this item on the Board of Supervisors Agenda, go to the County’s website at www.slocounty.ca.gov on the Wednesday before the scheduled hearing date. WHAT: Hearing to consider an appeal (APPL2019-00021) by Darren Shetler of the Planning Commission’s denial of a request by Henry Mancini / Darren Shetler for a Conditional Use Permit DRC201900142 (formerly DRC2018-00171) to establish 21,600 square feet of indoor cannabis cultivation within five greenhouses, 3,643 square feet of indoor nursery within one greenhouse, seven cargo containers for material storage, and related site improvements. A modification from the parking standards is requested to reduce the required number of parking spaces on site from 50 to 12. The project would result in the disturbance of approximately 3 acres of a 16.21-acre parcel. The proposed project site is within the Agricultural land use category and is located at 457 Green Gate Road, approximately 2 miles southeast of the City of San Luis Obispo. The site is in the San Luis Obispo Sub Area of the South County Planning Area Planning Area. County File Number: DRC2018-00142 Assessor Parcel Number: 044-161-015 and -044-161-014 Supervisorial District: 3 Date Accepted: N/A 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: You may contact Eric Hughes, Project Manager, in the San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building, 976 Osos Street, Room 300, San Luis Obispo, California 93408, (805) 781-5600. The staff report will be available for review the Wednesday before the scheduled hearing date on the County’s website at www.slocounty.ca.gov. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION: This action is found to be statutorily exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act under the provisions of Public Resources Code section 21080(b) (5), which provides that CEQA does not apply to projects which a public agency rejects or disapproves. COASTAL APPEALABLE: County 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. **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: February 10, 2020 WADE HORTON, EX-OFFICIO CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS By: /s/ T’Ana Christiansen Deputy Clerk

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ORDINANCE NO. 1677 (2020 SERIES) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTIONS 13.04.060 AND 13.04.110 OF THE SAN LUIS OBISPO MUNICIPAL CODE TITLE 13.04 – WATER SERVICE FOR NON-PAYMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, at its Regular Meeting of February 4, 2020, introduced the above titled ordinance upon a motion by Council Member Pease, second by Vice Mayor Gomez, and on the following roll call vote: AYES: NOES:

Council Member Christianson, Pease, Stewart, Vice Mayor Gomez and Mayor Harmon None

Ordinance No. 1677 (2020 Series) – An Ordinance amending Chapter 13.04.060 and 13.04.110 of the City of San Luis Obispo Municipal Code Title 13.04 (Water Service) to comply with Senate Bill 998, which adopted new and expanded protections regarding discontinuation of water service for nonpayment and related matters. A full and complete copy of the aforementioned Ordinance is available for inspection and copy in the City Clerk’s Office, located at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California, or you may call (805) 781-7100 for more information. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo will consider adopting the aforementioned Ordinance at its Regular Meeting of February 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., which will be held in the Council Chamber, located at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California. Teresa Purrington City Clerk February 13, 2020


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

ORDINANCE NO. 1679 (2020 SERIES) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, TO INTRODUCE AND ADOPT AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 17 (ZONING REGULATIONS) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE ASSOCIATED WITH ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT AND INTRODUCING JUNIOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo, California, at its Regular Meeting of February 4, 2020, introduced the above titled ordinance upon a motion by Vice Mayor Gomez, second by Council Member Stewart, and on the following roll call vote: AYES: NOES:

Council Member Christianson, Pease, Stewart, Vice Mayor Gomez and Mayor Harmon None

Ordinance No. 1679 (2020 Series) – An Ordinance amending Title 17 (Zoning Regulations) of the Municipal Code associated with Accessory Dwelling Unit and Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit provisions with a Statutory Exemption from Environmental Review (CEQA). A full and complete copy of the aforementioned Ordinance is available for inspection and copy in the City Clerk’s Office, located at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California, or you may call (805) 781-7100 for more information. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the City Council of the City of San Luis Obispo will consider adopting the aforementioned Ordinance at its Regular Meeting of February 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., which will be held in the Council Chamber, located at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California. Teresa Purrington City Clerk February 13, 2020

CITY OF ATASCADERO SAN ANSELMO WEST PAVEMENT REHABILITATION Project No. C2019R01 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT The City of Atascadero will receive bids for the “San Anselmo West Pavement Rehabilitation” at the Atascadero City Hall, 6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero, CA until March 5, 2020 at 2:00 P.M., when they will be publicly opened. Proposals received after said time will not be considered. Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the project title, bidder’s name, and address. A MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held on February 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Kmart parking lot, at the corner of El Camino Real and San Anselmo, 3980 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA. Only companies represented at this meeting will be permitted to submit bids on this project. The Contractor must possess a valid CLASS A CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE at the time of award. This project is subject to the payment of Prevailing Wages, therefore the Contractor shall pay all wages and penalties as required by applicable law. Per SB 854 (Stat. 2014, Chapter 28), no contractor or subcontractor may work or be listed on a bid proposal unless registered with the DIR. Every bid must be accompanied by a certified check/cashier’s check or bidder’s bond for 10% of the bid amount, payable to the City of Atascadero. Bid packages may be downloaded for a fee of $15.00 on the City website, www.atascadero. org or at www.QuestCDN.com using project number eBid #6692300. Question may be directed to the City of Atascadero at (805) 470-3180 or (805) 4703486 or DPatterson@atascadero.org or TRamirez@atascadero.org Run dates: February 6, 2020 and February 13, 2020

WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: Hearing to consider a request by Pegaso, Inc. for a Conditional Use Permit (DRC2018-00177) to allow for a multi-phased development of cannabis activities. Phase I will include approximately three acres (130,680 square feet) of outdoor cannabis cultivation in hoop houses. Phase II will consist of the construction of 38,800 square feet of greenhouses for the establishment of 22,000 square feet of indoor cultivation and 16,000 square feet of ancillary nursery. Phase II will also include construction of a 9,500 square foot building for processing and manufacturing activities. The project will result in approximately 10 acres of disturbance on a 225-acre, including 12,364 cubic yards of cut and fill. A parking modification is requested to reduce the required parking spaces from 80 to 26. The project is within the Agriculture land use category located at 12415 River Road, approximately 2.2 miles northwest of Pozo Village and 5.3 miles east of the entrance to Santa Margarita Lake. The site is within the Las Pilitas Sub Area of the North County Planning Area. Also to be considered at the hearing will be adoption of the Environmental Document prepared for the item. The Environmental Coordinator, after completion of the initial study, finds that there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not necessary. Therefore, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) has been issued on December 18, 2019, for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Energy, and Greenhouse Gas Emissions and are included as conditions of approval. The Environmental Document is available for public review at the Department of Planning and Building, at the below address. A copy of the Environmental Document is also available on the Planning and Building Department website at www.sloplanning. org. Anyone interested in commenting on the proposed Environmental Document should submit a written statement and/or speak at the public hearing. Comments will be accepted up until completion of the public hearing(s). County File Number: DRC2018-00177 Supervisorial District: District 5 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 071-201-053 Date Accepted: 02/05/2019 WHERE: The hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, Room #D170, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. The Board of Supervisors Chambers are located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. At the meeting all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Eric Hughes, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing.

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

WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: Hearing to consider a request by Green Gold Organic Collective for a Conditional Use Permit (DRC2019-00091), previously a Minor Use Permit (DRC2018-00034), to establish 26,136 square feet (0.60 acres) of outdoor cannabis cultivation in hoop houses. The project would result in approximately 35,000 square feet (0.8 acres) of site disturbance on a 58.12-acre parcel, including approximately 25 cubic yards of cut and fill. The project site is within the Agriculture land use category located at 3033 Mt. Lowe Road, approximately 0.35 miles east of U.S. Highway 101 on the East Cuesta Ridge. The site is within Los Padres Sub Area of the North County Planning Area. Also to be considered at the hearing will be adoption of the Environmental Document prepared for the item. The Environmental Coordinator, after completion of the initial study, finds that there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not necessary. Therefore, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) has been issued on December 18, 2019, for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Biological Resources and Transportation and are included as conditions of approval. The Environmental Document is available for public review at the Department of Planning and Building, at the below address. A copy of the Environmental Document is also available on the Planning and Building Department website at www.sloplanning. org. Anyone interested in commenting on the proposed Environmental Document should submit a written statement and/or speak at the public hearing. Comments will be accepted up until completion of the public hearing(s). County File Number: DRC2019-00091 Supervisorial District: District 5 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 070-241-035, -036, -037, -038, -039, -014 Date Accepted: 05/08/2019 WHERE: The hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, Room #D170, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. The Board of Supervisors Chambers are located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. At the meeting all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Eric Hughes, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing.

Ramona Hedges, Secretary Planning Commission

Ramona Hedges, Secretary

February 13, 2020

February 13, 2020

Planning Commission

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

CITY OF GROVER BEACH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission

WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: Hearing to consider a request by Gary Bagnall for a Conditional Use Permit/Coastal Development Permit to allow construction of approximately 140,000 square feet of industrial floor area in two buildings on a 9.1-acre parcel. The project will result in the disturbance of approximately 7.8 acres and removal of approximately 5.9 acres of eucalyptus trees in two phases, beginning on the northern half of the site with construction of a 46,500 square-foot industrial building in Phase I. Phase II would continue on the southern portion of the site with construction of the remaining 93,300 square feet of industrial building floor area. Improvements include the installation of an on-site water and wastewater system and two 70,000-gallon fire suppression storage tanks. The parcel is outside of the Coastal Zone, but the property southern boundary abuts the Coastal Zone boundary at the Willow Road right-of-way; therefore, required offsite improvements on Willow Road require a Coastal Development Permit. The proposed project site is within the Industrial land use category and is located at 654 Winterhaven Way, at the northwest corner of Willow Road and Winterhaven Way in the Callender-Garrett Village Reserve in Nipomo. The site is in the South County Inland Sub Area of the South County Planning Area, with offsite improvements extending into the South County Coastal Planning Area. Also to be considered at the hearing will be adoption of the Environmental Document prepared for the item. The Environmental Coordinator, after completion of the initial study, finds that there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not necessary. Therefore, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) has been issued on February 14, 2020 for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Air Quality, Biological Resources, and Transportation and are included as conditions of approval. The Environmental Document is available for public review at the Department of Planning and Building, at the below address. A copy of the Environmental Document is also available on the Planning and Building Department website at www.sloplanning. org. Anyone interested in commenting on the proposed Environmental Document should submit a written statement and/or speak at the public hearing. Comments will be accepted up until completion of the public hearing(s). County File Number: DRC2017-00057 Supervisorial District: District 4 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 091-402-006 Date Accepted: 12/31/2019 WHERE: The hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, Room #D170, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. The Board of Supervisors Chambers are located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. At the meeting all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Cindy Chambers, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 7815600. 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. Ramona Hedges, Secretary Planning Commission February 13, 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the City of Grover Beach will conduct a Public Hearing on WEDNESDAY, February 26, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., or soon thereafter, in City Hall, Council Chamber, 154 South Eighth Street, Grover Beach, CA to consider the following items: Development Application 18-06 Applicant – Ram Krupa Real Estate, LLC The Planning Commission will consider making a recommendation to the City Council for a Zone Change, Development Permit, Vesting Tentative Subdivision Map, and Use Permit for a mixed-use development which would include a 91-room and 85-room hotels, seven single family residential units, common area, and open space. The property is located at 1598 El Camino Real (APN 060-031021 and -022) in the Retail Commercial (RC) and Open Space Zones (OS). The applicant proposes a Planned Development Overlay to accomplish the horizontal mixed-use development and preserve open space. A Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared for the project (SCH# 2019069067). Where You Come In: Any member of the public may appear at the meeting and be heard on the item described in this notice or submit written comments to the Community Development Department prior to the meeting by personal delivery or by mail to: City of Grover Beach, Community Development Department, 154 South Eighth Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433, or by email to: commdev@groverbeach.org. If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s office at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by calling (805) 473-4567. For More Information: If you have questions or would like more information regarding the items described in this notice, please contact Community Development at (805) 473-4520 or send an e-mail to commdev@groverbeach.org. The Planning Commission may also discuss other items of business at their meeting. The complete meeting agenda and copies of the staff report(s) will be available at the customer service counter at Grover Beach City Hall at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting, as well as posted on the City website at www.groverbeach.org. If you challenge the nature of the proposed actions in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the Public Hearing(s) described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the Public Hearing. (Govt. Code Sec. 65009) /s/ Secretary to Planning Commission Nicole Retana, Deputy City Clerk February 13, 2020

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0317 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEACON PROPERTIES, 1009 Morro St. #207, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Nancy W. Shokohi (2125 Beebee St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Nancy Shokohi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 02-03-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0319 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CASIGNLEASING, 536 East Cherry Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Brian Kyle Marsalek (536 East Cherry Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brian Marsalek, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-05-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 0205-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0323 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/06/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NAIL IMAGE, 534 W Tefft St., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jimmy Hau Pham, Katie Giang Pham (110 S Mesa Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A General Partnership/s/ Jimmy Hau Pham. This statement was filed with the

County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-06-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 02-06-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0331 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, AMOK CELLARS, 525 Pine Street, Suite B, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Silva Libations, LLC (526 7th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Silva Libations, LLC, Charles Bryan Silva, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-0620. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 02-06-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0336 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/06/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RED SKY UAV, 4241 Bridge Street, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Randal L. Griffith (4241 Bridge Street, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Randal L. Griffith. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-0620. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-06-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

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CITY OF ATASCADERO 2020 PAVEMENT RESURFACING, Project No. C2019R04 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT The City of Atascadero will receive bids for the “2020 Pavement Resurfacing” at the Atascadero City Hall, 6500 Palma Avenue, Atascadero, CA until March 5, 2020 at 1:30 P.M., when they will be publicly opened. Proposals received after said time will not be considered. Proposals shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the project title, bidder’s name, and address. The Contractor must possess a valid CLASS A CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE at the time of award. This project is subject to the payment of Prevailing Wages, therefore the Contractor shall pay all wages and penalties as required by applicable law. Per SB 854 (Stat. 2014, Chapter 28), no contractor or subcontractor may work or be listed on a bid proposal unless registered with the DIR. Every bid must be accompanied by a certified check/cashier’s check or bidder’s bond for 10% of the bid amount, payable to the City of Atascadero. Bid packages may be downloaded for a fee of $15.00 on the City website, www.atascadero. org or at www.QuestCDN.com using project number eBid #6692259. Question may be directed to the City of Atascadero at (805) 470-3180 or (805) 470-3486 or DPatterson@atascadero. org or TRamirez@atascadero.org Run dates: February 6, 2020 and February 13, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0337 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COAST CARPET, ABBEY CARPET & FLOOR OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, 161 High Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Kalen L. George (200 San Luis Street, Unit #17, Avila Beach, CA 93424). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kalen L. George. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-06-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-06-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0343 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/07/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WANDERING EATS, 17229 Mcguffie Rd., Building D, Salinas, CA 93907. Monterey County. Brittany J Carollo (17229 Mcguffie Rd., Building D, Salinas, CA 93907). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brittany J Carollo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-07-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-07-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0344 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/06/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SHAKA SHAK, 1065 La Serenata Way, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Central Coast Auto Wholesale, Inc. (1065 La Serenata Way, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Central Coast Auto Wholesale, Inc., Nick Heiland, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-07-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 02-07-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0345 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/1999) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE GIGOLO RED – CONRAD CELLARS, 1397 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Evaki Inc. (1397 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Evaki Inc., Stuart Jacques, Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-07-20. 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. 02-07-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0348 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/01/1997) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ANGELA’S PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE, 912 Hischier Ln., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Angela Mock (912 Hischier Ln., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Angela Mock. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-0720. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-07-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0371 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BENNY’S KITCHEN, 977 Foothill Blvd. #109, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Benjamin Gabriel Arrona (410 Corrida Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Benjamin Arrona, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-1020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 02-10-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0374 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/02/2005) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KIMS KOMPANY, 1920 Moss Beach Ct., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Kimberley Kelly (1920 Moss Beach Ct., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kimberley Kelly. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-1020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 02-10-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0375 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EMERGENCE, 100 La Joya Dr., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Lucas J Marohn (100 La Joya Dr., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Lucas Marohn. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-10-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-10-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0377 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KAREN HEALING, 212 S. Main St. #106, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Karen Sue Erickson (113 Encanto Ct., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Karen Sue Erickson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-1020. 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. 02-10-25. February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BARBARA K. CATTOLICA CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0045

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: BARBARA K. CATTOLICA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DEBRA V. TROUT in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Amended Petition for Probate requests that DEBRA V. TROUT 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.

LEGAL NOTICES A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: March 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Law Office of Karen L. Scott 567 Camino Mercado, Suite E1 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 February 13, 20, & 27, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CHERYL FLORAINE WALTEMATE CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0023

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: CHERYL FLORAINE WALTEMATE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by RONALD N. WALTEMATE in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that RONALD N. WALTEMATE 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: March 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of

LEGAL NOTICES 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: MARTHA B. SPALDING, ATTORNEY AT LAW 215 South Main Street Templeton, CA 93465 February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ELLA MAE SHOFNER BUTTERFIELD CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0015

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: ELLA MAE SHOFNER BUTTERFIELD A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARTHA B. SPALDING (IN PRO PER) in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that MARTHA B. SPALDING 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: February 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: MARTHA B. SPALDING, ATTORNEY AT LAW 215 South Main Street Templeton, CA 93465 January 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOANN WILCOX CENICEROS AMENDED CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0039

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: JOANN WILCOX CENICEROS AN AMENDED PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JULIE SEMENIUK in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Amended Petition for Probate requests that JULIE SEMENIUK be

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LEGAL NOTICES appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE AMENDED PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court THE AMENDED PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: March 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Robert H. Mott, Attorney at Law 960 Santa Rosa San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 February 13, 20, & 27, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: THOMAS CHRISTOPHER HARE AKA THOMAS C. HARE CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0033

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: THOMAS CHRISTOPHER HARE aka THOMAS C. HARE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by J. DANIEL HARE in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that J. DANIEL HARE 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: March 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim

LEGAL NOTICES 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: Steven R. Williams 2222 West Main Street Visalia, CA 93291 February 6, 13, & 20, 2020

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Sections 3071 and 3072 of the Civil Code of the State of California that Port San Luis Harbor District, located at 3950 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach, CA 93429, will sell at public auction on February 19, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. the following: 1969 Columbia; CF3152EA; HULL:424. Said sale is for the purpose of satisfying a lien of Port San Luis Harbor District, in the amount of $16,730.00 together with the costs of advertising and expenses of sale. February 13, 2020

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Sections 3071 and 3072 of the Civil Code of the State of California that Port San Luis Harbor District, located at 3950 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach, CA 93429, will sell at public auction on February 19, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. the following: 2005 Water; CF1380TT; HULL:J0K01275G909. Said sale is for the purpose of satisfying a lien of Port San Luis Harbor District, in the amount of $15,088.00 together with the costs of advertising and expenses of sale. February 13, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: STEPHEN CHARLES BERKEY CASE NO. 20PR-0027

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of STEPHEN CHARLES BERKEY. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MALISA KHAMPHUNGTON AKA MALISA BERKEY in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MALISA KHAMPHUNGTON AKA MALISA BERKEY 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: 03/03/20 at 9:00AM in Dept. 9 located at 1035 PALM STREET, ROOM 385, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contin-

LEGAL NOTICES gent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner THOMAS S. WROBEL - SBN 189389 T.S. WROBEL LAW GROUP, PC 870 MARKET STREET, SUITE 645 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94102 2/6, 2/13, 2/20/20 CNS-3336859# NEW TIMES

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF BARBARA AVON WILLIAMS, ALSO KNOWN AS BARBARA ALBERSWILLIAMS, BARBARA AVON ALBERS WILLIAMS, BARBARA AVON ALBERS, AND BARBARA A. ALBERS CASE NO. 20PR-0034

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Barbara Avon Williams, also known as Barbara Albers Williams Barbara Avon Albers Williams, Barbara Avon Albers, and Barbara A. Albers A Petition for Probate has been filed by Michael Blacksburg in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo The Petition for Probate requests that Michael Blacksburg 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 on March 10th, 2020 at 9:00 AM in Dept. 9 located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obisp, CA 93408-2500. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code sec-

LEGAL NOTICES tion 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Vanessa J. Sundin, 101 Montgomery Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, CA 94104, Telephone: 415 693-0550 2/6, 2/13, 2/20/20 CNS-3338637# NEW TIMES

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FELICITAS C. HERNANDEZ CASE NUMBER: 20PR0038

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Felicitas C. Hernandez, Felicitas Calvo De Hernandez, and Felicitas Guadalupe De Hernandez. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: Xochitl Farias, Jorge Hernandez & Jaime Hernandez in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: Xochitl Farias, Jorge Hernandez & Jaime Hernandez 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: Date: March 10, 2020 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 1502 Higuera St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-543-1212 February 13, 20, 27, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE FEBRUARY 21, 2020

A&G Self Storage, 1173 El Camino Real, #B Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, 805481-1300 The contents of unit 70 (4’ x 6’) will be sold at auction for nonpayment of rent and other fees. Sealed bids will be accepted until 5 p.m. February 21, 2020. They may be dropped in the mail slot at above address. February 13 & 20, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE

The Storage Depot 369 Quintana Road, Morro Bay, Ca The contents of Unit 1H (10x12) at The Storage Depot will be sold at auction for non payment of rent and others fees. Sealed bids will be accepted until February 26, 2019. Bids can be mailed to: The Storage Depot, PO Box 2337, Pismo Beach, Ca 93448 February 13 & 20, 2020


LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 091-091-050 TS NO: CA0800073019-1 TO NO: 1149178

(The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d) (2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED May 23, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On March 2, 2020 at 09:00 AM, Breezeway facing Santa Rosa Street, County of San Luis Obispo General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on May 31, 2007 as Instrument No. 2007036742, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, executed by MICHELLE LYNCH, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., as Beneficiary, as nominee for MAIN STREAM FINANCIAL, INC as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 220 SUMMIT STATION ROAD, 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 without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the Note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said Note(s), advances if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $358,252.04 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Notice to Potential Bidders If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a Trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a Trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same Lender may hold more than one mortgage or Deed of Trust on the

LEGAL NOTICES property. Notice to Property Owner The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the Mortgagee, Beneficiary, Trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about Trustee Sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www.Auction. com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA08000730-19-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 01/18/2020 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA08000730-19-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone:949-252-8300 TDD: 866660-4288 Frances DePalma, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction.com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Auction.com at 800.280.2832 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0366594 To: NEW TIMES 01/30/2020, 02/06/2020, 02/13/2020

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. NO.: 2019-01827CA A.P.N.:012-186-014 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3010 BRIDAL TRAIL LANE, PASO ROBLES, CA 93446

PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 02/09/2006. 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. Trustor: Darin Acosta, an unmarried man Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 02/10/2006 as Instrument No. 2006010099 in book —-, page—and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, Date of Sale: 03/30/2020 at 09:00 AM Place of Sale:BREEZEWAY FACING SANTA ROSA STREET COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO GENERAL SERVICES BUILDING, 1087 SANTA ROSA ST., SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 330,100.51 THE TRUSTEE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, A 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 the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 3010 Bridal Trail Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446 A.P.N.: 012-186-014 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above.

LEGAL NOTICES 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 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: $ 330,100.51. 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. 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. The beneficiary of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a 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 this 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 (866)-960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.altisource.com/MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2019-01827-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: February 5, 2020Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 9608299 http://www.altisource.com/ MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. February 13, 20, & 27, 2020.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0069

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Joshua Anthony Jimenez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Joshua Anthony Jimenez to PROPOSED NAME: Joshua Anthony Magdaleno THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change

for the week of Feb. 13

LEGAL NOTICES 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: 03/19/2020, 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: January 31, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court February 13, 20, 27, & March 5, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0071

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Karen Marie Steele filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Karen Marie Steele to PROPOSED NAME: Kamela Marie Proulx THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 04/01/2020, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1050 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: January 31, 2020 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court February 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CVP-0019

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Alexander Joseph Romo filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Alexander Joseph Romo to PROPOSED NAME: Alexander Joseph Stover THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 03/11/2020, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: January 15, 2020 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court January 23, 30, February 6, & 13, 2020

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): I’ve been married twice, both times to the same woman. Our first time around, we were less than perfectly wise in the arts of relationship. After our divorce and during the few years we weren’t together, we each ripened into more graceful versions of ourselves; we developed greater intimacy skills. Our second marriage has been far more successful. Is there a comparable possibility in your life, Cancerian? A chance to enhance your ability to build satisfying togetherness? An opening to learn practical lessons from past romantic mistakes? Now is a favorable time to capitalize. Happy Valentine Daze!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In 1911, the famous Russian poet Anna Akhmatova and the famous Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani were in love with each other. Both were quite poor, though. They didn’t have much to spend on luxuries. In her memoir, Akhmatova recalled the time they went on a date in the rain at the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. Barely protected under a rickety umbrella, they amused each other by reciting the verse of Paul Verlaine, a poet they both loved. Isn’t that romantic? In the coming weeks, I recommend you experiment with comparable approaches to cultivating love. Get back to raw basics. Happy Valentine Daze!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): [Warning: Poetry alert! If you prefer your horoscopes to be exclusively composed of practical, hyperrational advice, stop reading now!] Happy Valentine Daze, Virgo! I hope there’s someone in your life to whom you can give a note like the one I’ll offer at the end of this oracle. If there’s not, I trust you will locate that person in the next six months. Feel free to alter the note as you see fit. Here it is. “When you and I are together, it’s as if we have been reborn into luckier lives; as if we can breathe deeper breaths that fill our bodies with richer sunlight; as if we see all of the world’s beauty that alone we were blind to; as if the secrets of our souls’ codes are no longer secret.”

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the course of your life, how many people and animals have truly loved you? Three? Seven? More? I invite you to try this Valentine experiment: Write

down their names on a piece of paper. Spend a few minutes visualizing the specific qualities in you that they cherished, and how they expressed their love, and how you felt as you received their caring attention. Then send out a beam of gratitude to each of them. Honor them with sublime appreciation for having treasured your unique beauty. Amazingly enough, Libra, doing this exercise will magnetize you to further outpourings of love in the coming weeks.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): [Warning: Poetry alert! If you prefer your horoscopes to be exclusively composed of practical, hyperrational advice, stop reading now!] Happy Valentine Daze, Scorpio! I invite you to copy the following passage and offer it to a person who is receptive to deepening their connection with you. “Your healing eyes bless the winter jasmine flowers that the breeze blew into the misty creek. Your welcoming prayers celebrate the rhythmic light of the mudloving cypress trees. Your fresh dreams replenish the eternal salt that nourishes our beloved song of songs. With your melodic breath, you pour all these not-yet-remembered joys into my body.” (This lyrical message is a blend of my words with those of Scorpio poet Odysseus Elytis.)

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The poet Virgil, a renowned author in ancient Rome, wrote three epic poems that are still in print today. His second was a masterpiece called the Georgics. It took him seven years to write, even though it was only 2,740 lines long. So on average he wrote a little over one line per day. I hope you’ll use him as inspiration as you toil over your own labors of love in the coming weeks and months. There’ll be no need to rush. In fact, the final outcomes will be better if you do them slowly. Be especially diligent and deliberate in all matters involving intimacy and collaboration and togetherness.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): [Warning: Poetry alert! If you prefer your horoscopes to be exclusively composed of practical, hyperrational advice, stop reading now!] Happy Valentine Daze, Capricorn! I invite you to copy the following passage and offer it to a person who is ready to explore a more deeply lyrical connection with you. “I yearn to earn the right to your whispered laugh, your confident caress, your inscrutable dance. Amused and curious, I wander where moon meets dawn, inhaling the sweet mist in quest of your questions. I study the joy that my imagination of you has awakened. All the maps are useless, and I like them that way. I’m guided by my nervous excitement to know you deeper. Onward toward the ever-fresh truth of your mysterious rhythms!”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Aquarian author Derek Walcott had a perspective on love that I suspect might come in handy for you during this Valentine season. “Break a vase,” he wrote, “and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.” I urge you to meditate on how you could apply his counsel to your own love story, Aquarius. How might you remake your closest alliances into even better and brighter versions of themselves?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Piscean poet Saul Williams wrote a meditation I hope you’ll consider experimenting with this Valentine season. It involves transforming mere kisses into SUBLIME KISSES. If you choose to be inspired by his thoughts, you’ll explore new sensations and meanings available through the act of joining your mouth to another’s. Ready? Here’s Saul: “Have you ever lost yourself in a kiss? I mean pure psychedelic inebriation. Not just lustful petting but transcendental metamorphosis, when you became aware that the greatness of this other being is breathing into you. Licking your mouth, like sealing a thousand fleshy envelopes filled with the essence of your passionate being, and then opened by the same mouth and delivered back to you, over and over again—the first kiss of the rest of your life.” Δ

Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny's expanded weekly horoscopes and daily text message horoscopes. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700. © Copyright 2020

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