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December 10 - December 17, 2020 VOLUME 35, NUMBER 21

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Every week news

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OVID-19 is the shadow that 2020 can’t outrun, but if you can’t beat it, you can at least make the best of it. With renewed stay-at-home orders in place, retail stores are still open— albeit at 20 percent capacity. And the economy needs you! Get that HOLLY JOLLY holiday shopping done with a focus Downtown holiday all over on local, local, local. For this year’s displays the county will give you plenty Last-Minute Gift Guide, we are to smile about as showing you where you can do you finish up that shopping before just that, whether it’s online or the end of the in person, curbside, delivery, or year. in-store [8]. You can also read about the pushback against the state’s regional shutdown order [4] ; reuniting and rewriting musical history [23] ; photos that capture the sky [24] ; and connecting local products with local people [26].

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an Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties are banding together in hopes of creating a Central Coast region on the state’s new stay-at-home order map. At a press conference on Dec. 3, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced another system for tracking and slowing California’s currently exploding cases of COVID-19, a process that splits the state up into five regions where stay-at-home orders are triggered when the area’s intensive care unit (ICU) availability drops to or below 15 percent. When leaders in SLO and Santa Barbara counties discovered that the Central Coast would be lumped into the Southern California region, the pushback was almost immediate. In a Dec. 7 letter addressed to acting State Health Officer Erica Pan, public health officers and directors in SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties wrote that while they agree with using a hospital-based metric to trigger safety regulations, “the utilization of such a large and diverse regional assignment is not reflective of the risks for our Central Coast area.” “Unlike the rest of the Southern California regional boundaries being utilized for COVID-19 mitigation,” the letter reads, “we strongly anticipate that the three weeks in [a regional stay-at-home order] will allow us to rapidly reset our case rates and testing positivity, and further improve our ICU capacity.” SLO County’s hospitals in particular are less busy with COVID-19 cases than those in other parts of California. While Los Angeles County is grappling with a per capita hospitalization rate of 32.6 per 100,000 residents, SLO County’s sits at 4.23 per 100,000, one of the lowest hospitalization rates in the state, according to a CalMatters tracker. As of Dec. 9, only three of SLO County’s 53 ICU beds were being used to treat COVID-19 patients, according to the county dashboard. At a SLO County Board of Supervisors meeting on Dec. 8, Public Health Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein said she hopes the state will seriously consider allowing the Central Coast to

Atascadero rebuffs grand jury recommendation to consolidate dispatch At the Atascadero City Council’s Dec. 8 council meeting, it rejected a San Luis Obispo County grand jury recommendation to consolidate dispatch services with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, citing projected increased costs. A grand jury report states that communities not already contracting with the Sheriff’s Office would benefit from consolidation, however the jury also included information about how much more the services would cost Atascadero. “It says right in the report, this would cost us money, so I don’t know where they got on suggesting we should do this for the benefit of

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A DIFFERENT SITUATION A chart included in a Dec. 7 letter from the Tri-Counties to the state show how the Central Coast’s ICU availability rates differ from those in Southern California.

move forward as a separate entity. “Allowing this change would not have any significant impact to the rest of the [Southern California] region, as we are relatively small compared to the rest of the region,” Borenstein said at the meeting. “And we would be able to continue to monitor what’s going on in our county and work collaboratively and cooperatively with the state, but in a way that makes more sense for our county, as we not only have a high proportion of our beds available, we also, as you know, have an alternate care site that is available, and we think that we’re in much better shape than other parts of the state and especially the Southern California region.” Scores of community members called in to SLO County’s Dec. 8 meeting and a Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meeting on the same day, asking supervisors to send additional letters to the state in support of a Central Coast region.

Although both the SLO and Santa Barbara county supervisors voted unanimously to do so, California Health and Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly said at a press conference on Dec. 8 that such a split is unlikely. He said the five regions were chosen based on maps state health officers have used in the past to respond to other public health issues. While not all counties in each region are experiencing the same surge, Ghaly said each offer a “thoughtful collection” of resources in the hospital delivery system, ensuring that if one part of a region were to have a sudden increase in hospitalizations, patients from that area could be moved to other places where additional resources exist. “I’ve certainly been part of conversations asking questions about it,” Ghaly said, “and at the moment we don’t have an intention to make a change to the regions.” Δ —Kasey Bubnash

others,” City Councilmember Charles Bourbeau said. On Nov. 3 the grand jury released a report in which it looked into combining dispatch operations for public safety agencies in San Luis Obispo County, specifically incorporated cities not already contracting with the Sheriff’s Office—Atascadero, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and Cal Poly. According to the report, Cal Fire currently provides dispatch services to local agencies in the unincorporated areas of the county and the cities of Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, and Pismo Beach. Through a contract, the Sheriff’s Office provides 911 and law enforcement dispatch services to the cities of Arroyo Grande and Morro Bay. The jury found that consolidating dispatch

services significantly lowered the cost for Morro Bay and Arroyo Grande. Because the cities have separate fire and police dispatch services, merging with the county relieves stress during busy call periods and provides the ability to stage or send interagency help when necessary. Atascadero City Clerk Lara Christensen told City Council members on Dec. 8 that if a call produced more call/radio traffic than could be handled by on-duty city dispatchers, Atascadero currently has the ability to move some of that traffic to the Sheriff’s Office. However, it isn’t as smooth as having multiple dispatchers in the same place handling the incident, which would be one benefit of consolidation. The city previously looked into consolidation NEWS continued page 6


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in 2009 and 2019. The most recent analysis determined that consolidating dispatch services with Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, and Cal Poly could be operationally feasible and would require less personnel than individual dispatch centers, but it would not be financially advantageous for the cities of Atascadero and Paso Robles. According to Christensen, consolidation would save Atascadero a small net savings on dispatch center personnel costs, but the city would incur additional costs to hire people to cover supporting duties currently performed by dispatchers—reducing the overall merger cost savings. There are also several barriers to contracting with the Sheriff’s Office, including significant capital costs to buy compatible equipment, a disparity in salary and benefits between the city and contracting agencies, and a lack of institutional knowledge with regard to certain system differences in techology. Although the grand jury’s analysis showed a total savings of more than $500,000 in personnel costs, it would not be evenly distributed, the report states. The cities of Atascadero and Paso Robles would have to pay an additional $320,000 and Cal Poly, and the city of SLO would save $830,000. —Karen Garcia

Local economic relief programs take shape

In San Luis Obispo, city officials will buy up gift cards from local businesses to give to residents who are shopping locally. In Grover Beach, small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 closures can apply for $7,500 city grants. SLO County will spend $1 million to support economic development initiatives. With the state’s latest stay-at-home order sending the Central Coast economy into a frenzy, several municipalities greenlit these new or expanded programs on Dec. 8 to try to stop the bleeding. According to SLO Chamber of Commerce CEO Jim Dantona, the help is critical now given the recent shutdown orders and the ongoing delays in Washington, D.C., to pass a stimulus bill. “If you look at the problems we’re having with Congress—we’re not getting that [assistance] out of our federal government. But our local governments are stepping up,” Dantona told New Times. “Seeing Grover Beach and SLO injecting money directly into the economy … they know that this is what it takes to at least keep something still on the tracks.” The SLO City Council unanimously voted on Dec. 8 to allocate $3.4 million in Measure G sales tax revenue to fund several initiatives: a “shop local” gift card program; grants to support commercial tenant improvements; a small business grant program; efforts to boost downtown vitality; and funds to support a new city homelessness czar position. The most money—$2 million—will go toward the tenant improvement grants, aimed at helping businesses safely renovate their spaces for the pandemic. The remaining funds will be split between the other programs—$500,000 for small business grants, $200,000 for the shop local initiative, $425,000 for downtown vitality, and $300,000 to hire a full-time employee to spearhead a city response to homelessness.

Beginning Dec. 14, SLO shoppers buying takeout food or holiday gifts from local businesses should save their receipts to get a free $20 gift card from the city. That’s the gist behind SLO’s shop local program, which will launch starting this month and run to April 2021, with the city spending $50,000 per month on gift cards at local businesses. While details are still pending, the goal is to hand out gift cards to locals who can prove they recently spent $100 at local retail stores and restaurants. Officials say the program will help stimulate economic activity between now and around the time that vaccinations become available. “We know that the first quarter of 2021 is going to be an especially difficult time,” SLO Deputy City Manager Greg Hermann said at the Dec. 8 meeting. “One of the important pieces of this is really looking to have a program in place now to help support our businesses into the next quarter.” Similar to SLO, Grover Beach is also using future sales tax revenue to roll out its third round of small business grants—which total $500,000. The city is accepting applications through Dec. 14, giving priority to “those industries most impacted by the state’s newest order, such as personal care services and restaurants,” according to a press release. At the SLO County level, the Board of Supervisors voted on Dec. 8 to divvy up $1 million to three organizations— REACH Central Coast, the SLO Office of Education’s SLO Partners, and Cuesta College and ACI Jet—that are pursuing economic development projects. But it declined to fund some others or to create an economic management position within the county. While SLO County still has about $3 million in economic development funds to use that it received via state legislation to offset the future loss of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, the board declined to subsidize “co-working spaces” at the request of chambers of commerce throughout the county. It also dropped plans to hire an economic manager within the county. That latter decision came as a surprise to Dantona, the CEO of the SLO chamber, who said that position could prove critical to coordinating countywide economic efforts. “We were actually very much in support of an [economic] person at the county. We think that would’ve been helpful to help focus the county’s energy regionally,” he said. —Peter Johnson

Planning Commission to consider controversial Port San Luis seatrain storage

The SLO County Planning Commission is again considering a minor use permit application that would allow the Port San Luis Harbor District to store several seatrain containers in a downtown Avila Beach parking lot while construction continues on the Harbor Terrace camping and marine gear storage site. Though county staff are recommending denial of the application, and some parking lot neighbors say the storage containers—which fishermen use to store equipment—block ocean views, take up parking spaces, and are unsightly, Port San Luis staff and fishermen are hoping they can stay a little while longer.

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“We’re as anxious as anybody to not have them in the parking lot anymore,” Port San Luis Harbor Manager Andrea Lueker told New Times. Typically the 21, 40-foot-long containers would be stored at the Harbor Terrace site, but, in anticipation of the construction groundbreaking of Harbor Terrace, they were moved in May 2019 to parking lots along First and Second streets in Avila Beach. In June 2019, according to a county staff report, the county requested that Port San Luis apply for a land use permit based on the district’s “characterization” that the seatrain containers would be used for Harbor Terrace construction storage. Port San Luis applied for such a permit in July 2019, but a few months later, county staff say they learned that the seatrains were actually being used to store the belongings of commercial fishermen—activity that requires a different kind of permit and is allowed only in specifically zoned areas—and started receiving complaints from residents about the containers. Although Port San Luis moved all of the containers—at a cost of about $15,000—to a single parking lot it owns in November 2019, county staff say that kind of storage is noncompliant with the parking lot’s land use zoning. But Lueker said Port San Luis is only about 60 to 70 days away from completing the Harbor Terrace construction, at which point the containers will be moved out of the parking lot and back to their usual location. “We certainly, at this point, don’t want to move the containers somewhere else and then move them again up on the hill,” she told New Times. Lueker said that at the upcoming Dec. 10 Planning Commission meeting, Port San Luis plans to request a continuance of the permit consideration, which would likely delay the conversation until the Harbor Terrace project is completed and permitting unnecessary. —Kasey Bubnash

virus, she said, individuals and families living with their abusers have been forced to quarantine in their homes. Although services from the latest round restrictions have yet to be compiled and analyzed, Gresham said Stand Strong anticipates another increase in individuals or families seeking assistance. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson has stated publicly that since the onset of the pandemic, there has been an increase in calls to law enforcement reporting domestic violence. Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Tony Cipolla said that in the past nine months, there has been more than a 10 percent increase in calls, with the highest increase occurring in April, May, and July right after the first stay-at-home order. In March the number of calls rose by 1 percent and then drastically increased by 65 percent and 61 percent in April and May respectively. New Times reached out to the county’s Victim Witness Assistance Center but didn’t receive a response before press time. Gresham said Stand Strong has found that many of its clients are suffering financially as they have recently lost their jobs or other income resources due to economic shutdown caused by the pandemic. “As a result, it is far more difficult for survivors to leave their abusers as they face economic barriers to accessing services and safe housing. Many of our clients also require additional financial assistance to afford basic necessities, such as food, transportation, and work uniforms if they are employed,” she said. In order to assist their clients, Stand Strong is asking for gift card donations for grocery stores, gas stations, and stores like Target and Walmart. Gresham said the organization asks that contactless donations of gift cards and checks be dropped off in their secure lobby. —Karen Garcia

COVID-19 increases challenges for domestic violence victims

Harmon asks for discussion on increasing SLO mayor’s term length

Stand Strong recently put out an urgent call for donations to provide services to its significantly growing client base impacted during COVID-19 pandemic. The local advocacy and resource group for those experiencing domestic violence released an impact report in November that tallied the number of individuals it helped from July 2019 to June 2020. The organization provided support services to 939 SLO County survivors of domestic violence and child abuse. Stand Strong served 870 clients during the same period from 2018-19. Sandra Gresham, Stand Strong’s director of development and communications, said the pandemic is creating a significant challenge for individuals and families experiencing intimate partner violence or domestic violence. “The need to shelter at home has resulted in increased incidents of violence in the home as victims are trapped with their abusers without the ability to deescalate or escape the conflict by leaving for safe places like school or work,” Gresham said. In order to prevent the spread of the

San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon, who just won reelection to a third term in office on Nov. 3, said she is interested in floating a potential ballot measure to extend the city’s mayoral term length to four years. “I did want to just plant a seed, I guess I would say,” Harmon said at the end of the Dec. 8 City Council meeting. SLO city charter sets the mayor’s term at two years, while City Council members get four-year terms. In SLO County, only the city of Paso Robles has a four-year mayoral term. In 2018, Atascadero voters rejected a ballot measure to increase its mayoral term. “Two years is just too short,” she said. “Elections cause too much drama and too much distraction from the role itself. And I think that it’d be best for the city organization and the community and all involved to consider putting that on the 2022 ballot and let the community decide if we can change the charter in that way.” Harmon didn’t receive a response from other council members, and city officials didn’t return New Times’ request for comment before press time. ∆ —Peter Johnson


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potting a beaver-made dam is like walking into another world, according to Audrey Taub. “You’re walking through this sandydry arid environment, and then all of a sudden it’s green, lush, and full of birdsong and herons. You can even see the fish and frogs,” Taub said. “Something big is happening here.” Taub founded the San Luis Obispo County Beaver Brigade, a local advocacy group whose efforts include raising awareness about beavers in the county and educating the community about how beavers benefit wetland habitats. The group, which is almost a year old, came about after Taub had a conversation about climate change with friends that left her wondering what she could do in her community. She realized that over the past 15 years she’d spent a lot of time going to the Salinas River and checking out the existing beaver dams, and she decided that would be her focus. The advocacy group formed a partnership with the nonprofit Biodiversity First! and started with trash cleanups in the Salinas Riverbed and a trash bag pickup system for the unhoused individuals who live in the area. The brigade is now working with Emily Fairfax, an assistant professor of environmental science and resource management at California State University Channel Islands. Fairfax and Taub connected because Fairfax was moving to California from Colorado and wanted to find areas with beaver populations to study. She’s studied beavers her entire academic career. A Google search led her to the Beaver Brigade, and now Fairfax studies SLO County beavers and leads educational walks to limited groups—for the time being. Through her research thus far, Fairfax found that beavers have been present in the Paso Robles region of the Salinas River since 2013. In that time, 59 unique dams have been fairly active. Biodiversity First! developed a university-funded grant opportunity for Fairfax and a group of students to study beaver complexes in the upper Salinas River through 2021. The grant, “Beavers, Climate Change, and Ecosystem Resilience,” will result in the first peerreviewed study of beaver habitat in San Luis Obispo County. In Southern and Central California and in the Salina River, especially, Fairfax said, the most pressing benefits of beavers is their ability to create wetland habitats that are resistant to stressors like droughts and wildfires. “The way that beavers dig channels around the landscape, ultimately, makes it so that these patches in the landscape can withstand droughts and fires because it’s so soggy. It just holds a lot of water there and keeps it green and lush even when the rest of the landscape has been put into a degraded and stressed-out state,” she said. Trash isn’t ideal in our natural habitats, but Fairfax said a beaver would create a dam from almost anything; trash doesn’t disrupt their work and neither do unhoused individuals. However, she found that unleashed dogs, horses, all-terrain

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vehicles, and manmade fire prevention plans that remove certain greenery from a beaver dam area do disturb beavers. To help preserve the beavers and their creations, she said, practice “leave no trace,” keep your pet on a leash, and don’t take any half-chewed sticks floating in the water. “The beavers are actually leaving themselves little snack trails, so when they’re out working they have sticks out there. Don’t take their snacks; it’s not polite,” she said. If you see a beaver, don’t disrupt it. Fairfax said it might slap its tail on the water, make a loud noise, and hide, but beavers are passive animals that don’t like conflict. Over the next year, Fairfax and her student group are hoping to continue locating beaver dams, identify the number of beavers in the area, understand their activity in the upper Salinas River, observe beaver activity during droughts, and study water quality.

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• The SLO Hotline launched two new services as a response to an increased need for mental health services during the challenges of the global pandemic. For the first time, the SLO Hotline will offer a brief therapy clinic, providing short-term therapy sessions once a week for 10 to 12 weeks. The pilot program is available for clients who are underinsured, and it accepts clients without a current therapist or psychiatrist. The hotline is also launching a new texting service, available Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service uses the same phone number as the SLO Hotline, (805) 783-0607. To contact the 24/7 crisis and mental health guidance hotline call (805) 783-0607, and for more information about all services, email Ileara Brown at ibrown@t-mha.org. ∆

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LIT UP While COVID-19 may be putting a damper on your holiday shopping, the outdoor lighting in downtown SLO will at least make the experience feel festive.

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hristmas is still coming, whether you’re ready or not, and there are plenty of local shops that could use a little extra love this winter season. The latest round of COVID-19 restrictions do allow retail operations to stay up and running, albeit at 20 percent capacity, and plenty have adjusted since March to offer online ordering, curbside pickup, and delivery. But they could use your help! And we figured they could use ours, too. In 2020’s Last-Minute Gift Guide, we found some Central Coast shops selling locally made goods to give your gift-buying dollars extra local impact. —Camillia Lanham

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Farm in Nipomo this year. And though there’s no real Main Street to cruise for quick and easy shopping, everybody knows that the best treasures are worth the hunt. Head to Delicias de Mi Tierra Bakery for delicious Mexican holidaythemed pastries. And hit up the Willow Lights fundraiser every weekend until Christmas to see some holly jolly displays. Or you can play it safe and shop from the comfort of your own home.

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(805) 266-9655 facebook.com/trulygiftd truly-gifted.com After decades in the retail industry, Nipomo resident Marina Garcia-Endert launched her own professional gifting company, Truly Gifted, in September 2019, where she offers gift baskets, boxes, and packages with a personal twist. “It’s kind of more like a custom gift,” Garcia-Endert said, “instead of something that’s just thrown together.” Using Central Coast products like 805 BBQ sauce, Ray’s Own Brand jerky, and Jocko’s steak seasoning, Truly Gifted baskets offer a taste of home and help support other local businesses. And with a plethora of customizable options— including engraved cutting boards or monogrammed ribbons—each gift feels unique. Garcia-Endert delivers locally and ships everywhere.

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As one of the few Chumash artisans out there, Rosemary Castillo uses traditional materials and methods in her work. The contemporary and traditional Native American jewelry artist cuts and hand polishes her own beads, and uses everything from shells, seeds, and bones in her jewelry. She also brings her own modern style to every piece. “To show that we evolve as a people like everybody else,” she said. “We are not a stagnant people. And we are not an invisible people.” Castillo takes orders through her Facebook page, over the phone, and via text. She prefers to meet her customers somewhere in Nipomo for pickups, but she also ships! —Kasey Bunash

Grov er Beach

ocals and businesses alike can spread holiday cheer by participating in the L Holiday of Lights Virtual Decorating Contest. Just decorate your house or business in a manner that’s as extra as possible, submit photos to gbparks@ groverbeach.org by Dec. 16. Fortunately, Grover Beach’s local businesses have products that are just as fun and festive as the city itself. Head to Bittersweet Brewing Company to get growlers for all the self-described beer connoisseurs, and customize all kinds of gifts at KJB Screen Printing and Embroidery. Here are some other options:

Nan’s Pre-Owned Books

1328 W. Grand Ave. (805) 489-7510 nanspreownedbooks.com You all know about Nan’s. It’s been around for 34 years, after all. But in August, Nan retired, passing the used

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bookstore to her granddaughter, Kassi Dee. “I was pretty much raised in this bookstore. So this is just like my home,” Dee said. Whether you’re looking for used books to stuff into stockings, or something more specific, the staff at Nan’s can help you find it. Just call in or email your requests. If Dee doesn’t have it, she can order it for you. When you order through Nan’s, you’re helping a local, family-owned business stay afloat, Dee said.

Central Coast Beauties

480 W. Grand Ave., suite C (805) 888-7427 centralcoastbeauties.com While hairdressers have been able to reopen on some level during the COVID-19 pandemic, Central Coast Beauties owner Jessica Blanco said aestheticians haven’t, and she just recently had to vacate her commercial lease. However, Blanco has long had a line of locally made, clean skincare products, dubbed SLO Vibes. Body butter, hydrating face and body mist, hand lotion, diffuser oil, and perfume— Blanco makes it all! With all natural products that are under $50, it’s an affordable way to treat yo’ self or someone you love. Order through the Central Coast Beauties website or give Blanco a call. She ships and delivers anywhere in the Five Cities area. —Kasey Bubnash

Arroyo Grande

rroyo Grande’s Elegant Christmas shopping event will run all month A this year in an effort to reduce crowds.

Purchase from a shop in the Village, post a photo to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #Love4Local and tags @VisitArroyoGrande, @SouthCountyChambers, and the business they’re supporting to be eligible for various prizes, including a staycation package. Don’t forget to check out Lady Di’s Boutique, a women’s clothing store that sells clothing and jewelry made by local artists, and Posies’ goodies you can fi nd in the store or online. Here are some others you might like:

Lookie Loops

carol@lookieloops.com (805) 400-0017 lookieloops.com Arroyo Grande resident Carol Chenot used to get frustrated every time she had to dig through her purse to find her sunglasses. So she invented Lookie Loops, hand-sewn pouches for sunglasses with straps that loop around the handles of other bags. Eventually she added similar pouches for phones, keys, and books. But she never imagined that one day her best seller would be a pandemic-safe face mask. Chenot has made more than 4,000 masks, which she’s sold and donated. With free delivery through the month of December, order through her website or on Facebook, and most orders will be shipped out the following day.

So whether your loved one is a serious collector of sports memorabilia or needs a new Dodgers jersey, a gift from the Sports Dugout will knock it out of the park. —Kasey Bubnash

Pismo Beach

rom tchotchke tourist items to F T-shirts, taffy, and surfboards, Pismo Beach has the beach town holiday gifting on lockdown. Looking for something less beachy? Check out The Bling Boutique, which carries women’s jewelry, accessories, and clothing; Cove by Van Rozeboom Interiors for upscale home décor with a Central Coast flair; and Pismo Beach Coins Etc. Gallery for antiques and collectibles to treasure. But, of course, there’s more.

Tastes of the Valleys

911 Price St., No. A (805) 773-4763 winesneak.com With carside, curbside, concierge, and in-store service options, Tastes of the Valleys wine shop and bar has made it easy to find that perfect local bottle. Now, Tastes of the Valleys has a Central Coast wines holiday three-pack ready to roll for $72, which includes a 2016 chardonnay from Campion Winery in Monterey, 2018 Roke pinot noir from SLO’s Topotero Vineyard, and a 2017 red blend from Folded Hills in Santa Ynez. Face masks are required for in-store browsing, but you can also order online. Call, email, or text if you need help making a selection!

Pismo Beach Surf Shop

470 Price St. (805) 773-2089 pismobeachsurfshop.com Holiday gifts don’t always have to be tangible. You can also give a memory brought to you by local guides in local waters. The Pismo Beach Surf Shop offers kayak tours of the Pismo caves; kayak fishing; surf lessons; and surfboard, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, boogie board, and skim board rentals. They even have beach cruisers and electric bikes for rent. Plus it’s the oldest surf shop on the Central Coast (founded in 1962) and is connected with the Pismo Beach Dive Shop. You can book a lesson, tour, or rental online. Call for details. —Camillia Lanham GIFT GUIDE continued page 10 PHOTO COURTESY OF JESSICA BLANCO

The Sports Dugout

109 E. Branch St. (805) 474-4918 facebook.com/sportsdugoutag If you have a sports lover in your life, the Sports Dugout in the Village is the place for you. Owners Lance and June Gonzales keep the store stocked with everything from team mugs, flags, and hats, to framed photos, helmets, and balls signed by the greats themselves. They even have sports-themed gift baskets!

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Whether given as a gift or kept for the future, gift cards can act as a microloan for businesses to provide much-needed immediate cash. Many businesses sell gift cards online, allowing customers to offer their support without having to leave home. There has never been a more important time to support our local business scene. If you are in a position to buy a gift card and sit on it for a while, you’ll help your local favorite get through a tough time.

The San Luis Obispo

City Council now accepting applications

For the following voluntary Advisory Bodies Administrative Review Board Architectural Review Commission Jack House Committee Housing Authority Board Active Transportation Committee Construction Board of Appeals Human Relations Commission

Mass Transportation Committee Parks and Recreation Commission Personnel Board Planning Commission Promotional Coordinating Committee Tourism Business Improvement District Board Tree Committee Cultural Heritage Committee

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San Luis Obispo

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downtown San Luis Obispo is doing everything it can to make the 2020 holiday season feel familiar and festive, despite COVID-19. Whether you opt for a masked-up visit to a shop, or to play it safe online, here are a few SLOcal options to spark gift-giving inspiration:

Len Collective

805-543-1921 HandsGallery.com 777 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo

1243 Monterey St., suite 100 (805) 439-4900 lencollective.com This downtown shop—which also has a user-friendly online store—is a jack-ofall-trades kind of place, selling diverse artisan items from jewelry, to clothing, to cook books, to fragrance, to puzzles, to blankets. Owned and curated by longtime local artist Shannon Len, Len Collective also has plenty of locally made items in its inventory, which makes it an ideal place to invest your dollars for maximum local impact.

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870 Monterey St. (805) 439-0123 junkgirls.com Looking for something hip and artsy to give a loved one? Junkgirls is a solid choice. Owners Jenny Kompolt and Melissa James sell a variety of goods, including items they make themselves using recycled or vintage objects. This downtown store has artworks, jewelry, art supplies, candles, books, magnets, pins, stickers, and more. In light of COVID-19, Junkgirls invites you to visit its website, shop in the store, make an appointment at the store, or make a Zoom appointment to tour the store virtually. —Peter Johnson

Los Osos

o help local storeowners get in the holiday spirit, the Los Osos-Baywood T Chamber of Commerce is holding

a “Light Up Los Osos” competition, giving out prizes to the most festive decorators. Generosity is also flowing in the community: The Los Osos Rexall Drug & Gift Store recently donated $1,000 and 10 percent of its gift sales to a local effort to restore the historic Spooner Ranch House in Montaña de Oro. Reward them with your holiday business! Or check out these other gems.

Fable Soap Co.

2015 Fairchild Way, unit E (805) 772-0225 fablesoapco.com All-natural. Handcrafted. Small-batch. Those are Fable Soap Co.’s three tenets, which make for high-quality products. With self-care as important as ever, this is a perfect time to treat a loved one with a winter balsam candle, a bar of goat’s milk soap, a bottle of arroyo lupine lotion, a sea clay and tea tree face wash, or some combination. Co-owners Jeriel Sydney and Bobbie Cunningham produce all their products in-house, and they invite you to either visit in person, make an appointment, or order online.

Volumes of Pleasure Bookshoppe

1016 Los Osos Valley Road (805) 528-5565 volumesofpleasurebookshoppe.com With so much time at home these days, all of us need a good stack of books. Find

CRAFTY GIFTS Art Center Morro Bay presents The Annual Winter Faire & Juried Craft Show through Jan. 4. The collection features paintings, photography, and fine crafts—all potentially the perfect holiday gift.

the perfect book to add to a friend’s or family member’s at the locally owned Volumes of Pleasures Bookshoppe. Stocking a diverse range of genres from fiction, to self-help, to political science, to children’s, to sustainability, this shop also has an international bent. It sells clothing and artisan items made around the world, including meditation supplies and art supplies. You can either call in your order or mask up and get the in-store experience. —Peter Johnson

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Morro Bay

n the city by the bay, there are plenty of places to play, shops to choose from, and local artisans to find. Although places like Mercantile on Main are temporarily closed, the Morro Bay Hat Company and Babylonian Soap Company are still open, as are myriad thrift and antique stores, art galleries, and more. Visit morrobay.org or morrochamber.org for a list of local spots to stop.

ArtEffects Gallery

435 Morro Bay Boulevard (805) 471-7099 arteffectsonline.com Kathleen McCarthy hand makes exquisite lampshades. She’s got square, fluted, fluttering; painted, patterned, plain, and detailed; herons, flowers, and fish. Really, they’re amazing. A quick visit to the Art Effects Gallery website will show you these one-of-a-kind gifts of art for a special someone in your life. The gallery is only open by appointment. Call to set one up or email Kathleen at kathleen@arteffectsonline.com.

Smoobage

591 Embarcadero (805) 459-5751 smoobage.com Smoobage is an esoteric word for something you love, according to Smoobage, a gift shop where you can find artisan-crafted and locally made items. Jewelry, Turkish lamps, arts and crafts for the kids, 3D art by Phillip Carey, stitched bags. Smoobage is offering 20 percent off your entire purchase via its Facebook page (@Smoobage) in lieu of a holiday event. —Camillia Lanham

Santa Margarita

n abundance of rustic charm emanates from the tiny town of A Santa Margarita, concentrated on the

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main drag of El Camino Real. COVID-19 can’t kill that! And as it turns out, that vibe translates into amazing gifts. From Caliwala Food Market & Deli, to Ancient Peaks Winery, to eateries like The Range, plenty of businesses need your support just north of the Cuesta Grade.

The Educated Gardener

22210 El Camino Real (805) 438-4250 educatedgardener.com Looking for both a garden gift and a local business to buy it from? Look no further than this funky plant shop, which has all the inventory and local expertise you need to find something great. No matter what kind of person or garden you’re shopping for, this family-run place has you covered. Sourcing its items from local and socially conscious companies, The Educated Gardener specializes in “hardy and unusual perennials, native plants, water plants, herbs, and more,” according to its Facebook page.

The Barn Antiques & Unique

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22390 El Camino Real (805) 438-5329 thebarn805.com Whether it’s a decorative item, a piece of classic jewelry, an old poster, or something totally random, it’s hard not to walk away from The Barn Antiques & Unique excited by what you found. Rustic and quaint, this store sells a wide variety of collectible items, crafts, home décor pieces, and more. As one reviewer on Google raved, “You’re guaranteed to find a neat item every trip you take here.” —Peter Johnson

GARDEN ADDITIONS Simone Smith, owner of The Educated Gardener in Santa Margarita, can help you find the perfect gift for your plant-loving friend or relative.

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online-only shopping experience Exotic Nature offers essential oils, lotions, and bath and facial products. Find the gift of a tasty meal or scrumptious pie at Linn’s of Cambria via an e-certificate or gift card. For the cheese connoisseur, check out the Cambria Farmers’ Market on Friday for Stepladder Creamery’s delectable cheeses. For more local shopping ideas this gift-giving season visit the Cambria Chamber of Commerce website. GIFT GUIDE continued page 14


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Verde of Cambria

778 Main Street, Suite A (805) 203-5454 verdeofcambria.com Verde of Cambria, owned by Bill and Cyndi Wittmeyer, has all the trimmings to simmer the excitement of the tea devourer in your life. With more than 70 tea and herbal coffee offerings, you can find flavors such as red rooibos, spiced orchard, carrot cake, and coastal mint—to name a few. The Wittmeyers have vintage teapots, strainers, cups, and more. However, the perfect pairing to this gift just might be their newest offering: California-made honey. Shop the store in person or online.

Patricia Griffin Studio & Gallery

patricia@patriciagriffinceramics.com patriciagriffinceramics.com Since 2007, Patricia Griffin has used her hands to create everything from ceramic bowls and cups to pieces of jewelry. She views her products as functional art—such as an eye-catching bowl for serving party appetizers or a conversation-starting pair of earrings. She has plenty of items, with many showcasing intricate details, vintage and modern patterns, and animals. Visit her website soon, as many items are selling out! Email Griffin to visit her studio or for other inquiries. —Karen Garcia

PASO PROUD Spread the love to Paso Robles makers like Spearhead Coffee by visiting General Store Paso Robles online.

good food, which you can give in the form of a gift card. Consider Les Petites Canailles, which make a mean black cod chowder; a fried chicken family meal from the freshest Thomas Hill Organics has to offer; or a brisket and ribs family meal with all of the trimmings from Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ. For more food-inspired ideas, visit the Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association. You can also find plenty of other shops offering local goodies.

Spice of Life

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Spice of Life owner Lori DiCiaccioFoster has always felt that food was the central thread in her life and an essential connection to her family. DiCiaccio-Foster holds these memories dearly and strived to create new ones with her children. In an effort to keep her meals healthy and inspire new recipes, she started blending her own spices, eventually starting Spice of Life. The shop has 17 blends to choose from along with staple herbs. Give the gift of memory-making in the kitchen.

General Store Paso Robles

f you’re heading to Atascadero to check out the monolith gazing out from Pine I Mountain, you might as well pick up some

local gifts in the same trip. Go on a treasure hunt at Mudflat Mercantile where owner Deborah Hintergardt specializes in rare goods. For the yard enthusiast, check out The Backyard for outdoor decor. And don’t forget to peruse the vinyl stacks in person

5890 Traffic Way (805) 464-0533 the1artery.com If 2020 taught us anything, it’s how to find creative outlets to express ourselves and pass the time at home. Some have turned to canvases to keep our minds and hands busy. If you’re looking for fine art supplies, a custom frame for your latest piece, or other artsy things, The ARTery’s got it. The family-run business and gallery is chock-full of watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints; and canvas, paper, pens, markers, pencils, and brushes of all kinds. In-store shopping is limited, so see its online offerings or call ahead if you’re looking for something.

Scissor Clothing

5880 Entrada Ave. kate@scissorclothing.com facebook.com/scissorclothing Scissor Clothing first opened its doors in 2018, but like many small businesses, COVID-19 is forcing it to find a new physical location. However, doors will stay open until the end of the year, and the business will continue in a yet-tobe-determined home. The sustainably minded female in your life might love a linen scrunchy with matching face mask. You can also score skirts, linen tank tops, and vintage bags, and let’s not forget a gal’s dream of opening a gorgeously wrapped box to find a handmade leather LAST-MINUTE bookmark or wallet. Δ —Karen Garcia GIFT GUIDE

Notice of Availability of the Initial Study with Proposed MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION and Opportunity for a Public Hearing (Study Results Available)

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or virtually at Traffic Records. For more boutiques and shops, check out the Visit Atascadero website.

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PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD Comments will be accepted from December 10, 2020 to January 20, 2021. If there are no major comments or requests for a hearing, Caltrans will proceed with the project’s design.

WHY THIS PUBLIC NOTICE? Caltrans has studied the effect this project may have on the environment. Our studies show that the proposed project would not significantly affect the quality of the environment. The report that explains the effects of this project is called an Initial Study. This notice is to tell you that an Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration is now available for you to read and comment on. It also offers you the opportunity to request a public hearing. WHAT’S AVAILABLE The Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration and other project information are available to view or download at the following website: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5/. The document is also available for review and copying at the Caltrans District 5 Office at 50 Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Printed copies of the document can be provided upon request. WHERE YOU COME IN Do you have any comments about processing the project with an Initial Study with Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration? Do you disagree with the findings of our study or have additional information that should be included? Would you care to make any other comments on the project? Would you like a public hearing? We would like to hear what you think. Please submit your comments in writing no later than January 20, 2021 to Lara Bertaina, California Department of Transportation, 50 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or via email to lara.bertaina@dot.ca.gov. Comments will be addressed in the final environmental document.

CONTACT For more information about this project, please contact the District 5 Public Affairs Office at (805) 549-3318 or info-d5@dot.ca.gov. SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS Individuals who require special accommodation (e.g., American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternate forms, etc.) are requested to contact the District 5 Public Affairs Office at (805) 549-3318. Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf (TDD) users may contact the California Relay Service TDD line at 711.

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DEATH NOTICES

BORN AUGUST 1932 · HOLLIS, OK - DECEASED DECEMBER 2020

Sammy Maxwell S ammy was born in Hollis, Oklahoma to Lola and Sam Maxwell. He had humble beginnings; it was the Great Depression and, following The Dust Bowl, his family soon left their native Oklahoma for California in search of work and a better life – his parents, eight siblings, and three of his sister’s children all packed into a 1929 Model A Ford pickup truck and one other vehicle. His father found work in the oil fields of Bakersfield, CA. It was there, where he grew up, that he fell in love with Kern County. He attended Kern County Union High School, which at the time had five thousand students and was the only high school within a 50-mile radius. At the start of the Korean War, he enlisted in the Air Force, proudly serving his country for four years as a vehicle and equipment mechanic, quickly rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant before being honorably discharged. A man of deep faith, he enrolled in the seminary in Little Rock, Arkansas where he would go on to pastor churches in neighboring towns for the next five years before earning his Masters in Biblical Language – both Greek and Hebrew. He then established a mission to serve non-English speaking immigrants in Corpus Christi, TX. He would later return to California where he would become a successful general contractor and build his own houses in his beloved towns of Tehachapi, CA and Bend, Oregon. In his retirement, he would travel between Oregon, California, and Texas, in his fifth-wheel,

driving cross-country as he so loved to do. Sammy loved his family deeply, and he made friends everywhere he went. His sense of humor, good nature, big smile, and even bigger heart will be remembered by all who knew him. He never ceased to inspire and encourage others with his lifelong passion and dedication to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. His favorite hymn was: On Christ the solid rock I stand All other ground is sinking sand Sammy is survived by his three daughters – Roseanna, Shannon, and Salene – his grandchildren – Arianne, Austen, Cameron, Connor, Cayden, Linnea, and Barrett – and his great grandchildren – Aislinn, Clio, and Zoe. He is the last surviving sibling of Virgil, A.J., M.J., Mickey, Ophelia, Esther, Jewel, and Viola. Sammy was a man of faith who believed in helping his fellow man and loving his neighbor as himself. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He will be dearly and forever missed. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Sammy’s name to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. There will be a private viewing for the family in Houston, TX next week. There will be a celebration of life event in Summer 2021 in or near Kern County. To RSVP or reach out to the family contact cameroncookemaxwell@gmail.com.

DEANNA I. MARTINEZ, 80, of Santa Maria passed away 7/1/2020 arrangements with Lori Family Mortuary GABRIEL A. SWEENEY III, 76, passed away 11/18/2020 ROBERT NEWBY, 90, passed away 11/25/2020 arrangements with Reis Family Mortuary PAMELA EDWWARDS, 77, of Santa Maria passed away 11/27/2020 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens GEOGANNA PHELPS, 88, of Paso Robles passed away 11/27/2020 arrangements with Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home JOSEPHINE MARY REICHEL, 95, of Templeton passed away 11/28/2020 arrangements with Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home SARI LOU CODON, 77, of Santa Maria passed away 11/28/2020 arrangements with Magner-Maloney Funeral Home & Crematory RODOLFO PINA, 43, of Santa Maria passed away 11/28/2020 arrangements with Moreno Mortuary

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MARGARET A CLEVENGER, 94, of Santa Maria passed away 11/28/2020 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens ALICIA CARRILLO, 89, of Santa Maria passed away 11/28/2020 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens JAMES JOSEPH SKIDMORE, 77, of Santa Maria passed away 11/28/2020 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens

EVA MAE BOHARD, 90, of Paso Robles passed away 11/30/2020 arrangements with Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel WILFRED “RALPH” KASHIMA, 79, of Arroyo Grande passed away 11/30/2020 arrangements with Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel MARY MYRTLE ZOLL, 102, of Santa Maria passed away 12/2/2020 arrangements with Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel GEROLAMO CHRISTOPHER SALMINA, 95, of San Luis Obispo passed away 12/2/2020 arrangements with Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel ROSALIND SHARON GINGG, 78, of San Luis Obispo passed away 12/2/2020 arrangements with Reis Family Mortuary KENNETH DONOHOO, 71, of Los Osos passed away 12/2/2020 arrangements with Benedict Rettey Mortuary

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BY JUDITH AMBER

How to negotiate a lockdown Where to meet for safe, socially distanced time with friends when everything is closed

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fter the announcement by Gov. Gavin Newsom that San Luis Obispo County was officially part of the newly created and highly fictional “Southern California region” as far as the new COVID-19 state of emergency went, I ventured forth for one last dinner al fresco before the next day’s shutdown. A friend and I headed for the Creamery Marketplace in downtown SLO where seven restaurants share a large courtyard. It was a chilly night, so we thought we’d eat at a Peruvian place, Mistura, where some spicy dishes might warm us up. The scene was one of high conviviality—imaginatively masked diners, some with families, others in parties of two, occupied almost every well-spaced and highly sanitized table. Fortified with two Pisco sours and stuffed with a sea bass and quinoa salad plate, we resisted finishing with the ice cream towers the Nite Creamery was selling at a fast clip. Instead we wandered around and discovered the Joliene Bakery, Active Coffee Co., and a cider bar, all of which I vowed to sample as soon as the lockdown order was lifted. I thought that after this gourmet outing, I could wait out the next three weeks. But no. I soon became as stir crazy as I had been back in March and resolved to find a way to get out while not endangering myself and others. I live in a small apartment within a larger complex, and all our common spaces—computer room, meeting spaces, library, and hot

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tub—have been closed since March 2020. The nearby restaurants that had gone from takeout and delivery in April to outdoor dining in summer and early fall were once again closed in December. Where to meet friends for food and drink became the challenge. My search was on. I remembered that a local SLO restaurant, the Nautical Bean, had two stone tables and benches out back and surely such hefty objects could not be stored away with the lightweight tables and chairs that used to sit out front. And I was right. So for the next three days, I planned meetings with friends that took place at those tables Although this could be considered “semi-legal,” other people had the same idea, and the restaurants near these tables could easily have charged $5 for customers to sit there. Next, while shopping for a French press to make coffee in the most elegant and tasteful way, I found another location (to remain a secret) that had four steel seats (also can’t be moved) near another coffee shop. Again, some other clever folks had spotted the seats and settled in for lunch and drinks. Finally, as I drove home, I spotted people in front of a restaurant dining on their own beach chairs, which they had set up in a small circle so as to sit 6 feet apart. Aha and voila! Was this to be the next trend? That is to say, will there be moveable feasts all over the city as people get tired of being cooped up? These early innovators were

moving in, or you might say, squatting, wherever they found a restaurant that appealed to them. As long as no one called the COVID-19 cops (luckily, we still don’t seem to have these) or citizen vigilantes, the moveable feast idea seems doable. So take your choice, fellow citizens, and follow one of my helpful hints. Or better yet, come up with still more ways to negotiate the lockdown. And please, send me your suggestions when you do. ∆ Judith Amber is looking for suggestions. Send them through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

Letters Discern facts from opinions

I believe it is time to get away from hearsay and start listening to what the facts say. The COVID-19 response has been confusing in part because we have become unable to discern fact from opinion. I spent the last four years studying communication at Boston University. I grew up in Los Osos. Boston University provided me an amazing education. Growing up, I did not receive a wholistic view of the world from within SLO. I just presented two facts, and then two opinions. The difference between them is nuanced, yet essential to communication. The first cannot be debated or argued. They are facts. The latter may be discussed, agreed with, or refuted. They are opinion.

Essential information must be properly understood. By learning how to separate facts and opinions, we can appropriately focus our energy while discussing pandemic response. Whether or not we should wear masks, as a community, is an opinion, clearly. San Luis Obispo debates over where and who should wear a mask. If everyone wore a mask, we would save lives. That is fact. The difference lies in the implementation of information. Saving human life is a pro to wearing a mask. Communication issues created by wearing masks are a con. Facts can be implemented into debates over opinions. The best opinion, in my opinion, rests on a bedrock of facts, not on a bedrock of opinions. Use facts to inform your opinions. Assert facts, discuss opinions. Robby Saligman Los Osos

Worth a laugh I must say, I don’t think I’ve laughed as hard since Al Capp’s Li’l Abner cartoon stopped some 40 years ago. In Al Fonzi’s “Conservative perspective” (Dec. 3), he goes delightfully reactionary with his “Democrat” Party Trump-talk. When he says that the Republican Party were “the original political champions of desegregation and civil rights,” I believe he is reaching back some 150 years, and the Republican Party has changed quite a bit since then. And when he writes that Democrats are “dedicated to the demise of working- and middle-class Americans,” he is supposing the suicide of that political party. Which is not quite what the latest election showed. Clement Salvadori Atascadero

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t this point, with the kind permission of the Conspiracy Theorist in Chief, we can reasonably hope that, come Jan. 20, we will return to government policies based on science and data. We can expect the climate emergency, environmental justice, and the need for a clean energy economy to be front and center in those policies, and that the United States, as the president-elect has promised, will start taking action on a scale commensurate with the challenge, finally integrating climate change into our foreign policy, trade policy, and national security strategies. The incoming administration has promised it will have the backs of vulnerable communities against big polluters that have been trashing them with impunity; start dismantling the racial, gender, and income-based disparities in our criminal justice system; and end the spectacle of a “downplayed” pandemic handled like a fumbled football instead of a public health emergency. On Jan. 20, all this will be within reach, and the assault on democracy and our public lands by the most catastrophic president in our history will be over. But if we want to achieve all the goals above, there’s a problem: The U.S. Senate—Mitch “Grim Reaper” McConnell presiding. Abandon hope, all ye who enter there. As long as a Republican majority remains in place, the Biden administration will do as much as it can with damage control, but the Senate will be like a boulder set across the path to a better future. Unless Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock win their races in a special election in Georgia on Jan. 5. When last I wrote in this space, I urged readers to “look for places where you can make your actions match your words, at the local level, where you can really make a difference.” As a concerned citizen of the Central Coast of California, what can you do to make a difference in a pair of Georgia elections that could flip the Senate? Let me recommend doing what I did, both in the presidential election and this one: sign up with Sierra Club’s Independent Action national GOTV program, the largest electoral voter outreach program the Sierra Club has ever built. This year, it allowed thousands of volunteers, without leaving their living rooms or kitchen tables, to reach out to millions of voters and get out the vote in the battleground states where, sure enough, every vote counted. (And recounted.) It’s now doing the same thing in Georgia, making sure that likely voters get a call and/or letter before election day to remind them to fill out and mail their ballots starting Dec. 14, or go to the polls on Jan. 5. You can check out the program at sierraclubindependentaction.org/. The goal of our call teams and letter writing teams is to reach 250,000 Georgia voters by Dec. 23. Sign up, watch a brief online video training, and go. As a member of the letter-writing team, I take a few hours every weekend to prop up some pillows, put a serving tray on my lap, stack the letter templates on my left, envelopes on my right, pick up

my favorite Signo Uniball Bold gel pen, load up some groovy tunes (Beethoven’s “Pastoral Symphony,” George Winston’s “December,” Workingman’s “Dead”), and get down to business. Twenty letters a week. Piece of cake. Sierra Club provides the file, instructions, names, and addresses; you donate the paper, toner, envelopes, and stamps. This could be something you will always be proud to say you did. You don’t want it to be something you forever wish you’d done. And since all politics is local, I’ll mention here that the work of the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club includes a political committee. As Alex Mintzer, our political committee chair puts it, “We work in conjunction with Sierra Club California and adjacent regional Sierra Club Chapters to screen and endorse proenvironment candidates for Congress, state Senate, state Assembly, county and municipal offices, and local elected governing boards. Endorsed candidates may publicize our support on their web pages and in their campaign literature. Candidates are evaluated through a process involving written local issue questionnaires and interviews conducted in person or, these days, via Zoom. “We’re always looking for more candidate interview panelists to bring their local issues expertise from our various cities and communities. Sierra Club is a grassroots organization, which means we can’t advocate in SLO County without the help of our volunteers. Interview panelists initiate recommendations for endorsements, which are considered by the political committee, executive committee, and state or national Sierra Club volunteer leaders.” Contact Alex to get involved in helping green candidates in your community: amintzer1955@gmail.com. Meanwhile, just as it was last month, everything we care about is on the line in an election happening next month, and there’s something you can do about it. It’s almost 2021: Let’s turn the page. And pick up an envelope and put a stamp on it. ∆ Andrew Christie is the director of the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club. Send a response for publication to letters@ newtimesslo.com.

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know you thought you lived on the Central Coast, that magical place between hella-cold NorCal and dankass SoCal, but it turns out you’re wrong. According to Gov. Gavin Newsom, SLO County is part of Southern California. We’re lumped in there with LA, Orange, Riverside, Imperial, Inyo, Mono, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. My whole worldview is shattered. I hate SoCal! The traffic, the trendiness, the air quality, the traffic … did I mention the traffic? Yet here we are, again in the purple tier, locked down and shuttered. Why? Because Newsom included us in the numbers from what I consider the actual SoCal region, whose ICU bed availability is stretched to the breaking point while here in SLO County we’re still in pretty good shape. Newsom’s trigger for the lockdown is when a region has less that 15 percent of ICU bed availability, and though those numbers are fluid, by some calculations, SLO County has nearly 50 percent availability! We’re not the only county howling about this injustice. Both Santa Barbara and Ventura counties would like to band together with us to be excluded from the SoCal region. Even if you lump in both counties, we still have 32 percent ICU availability collectively. Why are we and our local businesses being punished when our region is effectively managing the pandemic? If we weren’t lumped in with LA, we’d be far away from the 15 percent trigger.

And it’s not like our extra beds are being used by people from other harderhit counties. According to Dignity Health’s Director of Marketing and Communications Sara San Juan, “At this time, Dignity Health Central Coast continues to manage and care for the patients in our communities. Because of anticipated surges, it is imperative we have beds available and are prepared to care for our community.” See? We’re ready! I also understand that things could change for the worse, and probably will, but until then why can’t I get my hair cut or eat outside on Monterey Street at Giuseppe’s? I also get the argument that keeping our county open may lead to an influx of tourists wanting to take advantage of our looser restrictions. OK, but businesses are dying and people can’t pay their rent or mortgage, and relief from the federal government is long gone and apparently not forthcoming. For a guy who’s been trying desperately to keep his job right down to lying and begging, Trump seems to have already abdicated all responsibility. Hey Don, you were elected to serve until Jan. 20, 2021. I get that you’re a little butt-hurt baby loser, but how about doing your job for the rest of your term? And speaking of not doing your job, if you’re one of those residents who thinks “the gubmint ain’t got no right to tell me what to do no how,” you’ll be happy to know SLO

County Sheriff Ian Parkinson will only selectively be doing his. “In response to the governor’s regional stayat-home order, the Sheriff’s Office will continue its mission to focus on significant criminal matters,” the Sheriff posted on Facebook. “Deputies will not be making traffic/pedestrian stops to determine the comings and goings of citizens at this time. We will not be responding to calls for service based solely on noncompliance with the new order.” This would be a great time to get away with drunk driving … if there was any place you could go out drinking! Also, excellent time to throw a backyard bash! Don’t worry. The sheriff and deputies are busy focusing on significant criminal matters! They won’t respond. “The Sheriff’s Office will not jeopardize the safety of this community and criminalize people who are trying to preserve their mental, physical, and financial health,” the Sheriff’s post concluded. Well, if I do get stopped for breaking the stay-at-home directive, I’ll just say, “Hey, man, I’m just preserving my mental, physical, and financial health.” Of course, that’ll only work in unincorporated parts of the county. In San Luis Obispo, for instance, the

SLOPD will be ensuring businesses comply, though perhaps District Attorney Dan Dow won’t bother prosecuting. The Tribune reported that Dow wasn’t interested in prosecuting businesses such as Kennedy Club Fitness for misdemeanor charges. Yes, the city of SLO could fine the business for breaking the governor’s order, but Dow indicated he wouldn’t prosecute businesses just trying to survive and noted that customers are choosing to patronize said businesses of their own accord. Also in the clear are houses of worship, who Dow has said he will not prosecute for disobeying the governor’s orders or breaking health and safety guidelines. Praise the Lord! Wouldn’t it be amazing if Dow extended his good-natured largesse to peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters and student activists who were trying to protect their mental and physical health by pointing out people of color are targeted, harassed, and murdered by the police? I won’t hold my breath. SLO County added 92 COVID-19 cases on Dec. 8. Currently 48.9 percent of ICU beds are available. Dude, why can’t we take the 101 to the beach, score some gnarly waves down at Pismo, maybe nosh some tasty fish tacos at Mersea’s on the Harford Pier, and still not be considered SoCal? This blows. ∆ The Shredder needs a chill pill. Send your dealer’s digits to shredder@ newtimesslo.com.

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HOLIDAY HOUSE CALL NOTE: Most venues are canceling or postponing events due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. Please check with venues to make sure that scheduled events are still, in fact, happening and most of all, stay safe!

Docent-led virtual tours of the Point San Luis Lighthouse run via Zoom every Wednesday and Saturday, at 2 p.m., through the end of December. Completed in 1890 near Avila Beach, this Victorian lighthouse remains largely as it did from its original construction. Admission to each tour is $10, and tickets are available in advance at my805tix.com. To find out more about the tours, call (805) 540-5571 or visit pointsanluislighthouse.org. —Caleb Wiseblood

DEC. 10 – DEC. 17 2020

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ANNUAL WINTER FAIRE AND JURIED CRAFT SHOW A collective of exceptional paintings, photography and fine crafts, spanning a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary. Crafts include fiber, wood, glass, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and more. Through Jan. 3, 2021 Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-772-2504, artcentermorrobay.org.

ART FAIR[WELL] 2020 Bid farewell to 2020 with an intimate and socially distant gallery exhibition and local artisan holiday sale. All precautions will be strictly adhered to. Please come masked, warm (outdoors), and ready to support local creatives. Rain cancels. Dec. 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805-455-5476. Roots Gallery Design Studio, 2216 Sunset Drive, Los Osos.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: CAMBRIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS VIRTUAL JURIED SHOW Fall juried exhibit will be held virtually and will feature paintings only. Cash prizes given by Juror. Mondays-Sundays. through Jan. 3 $15-$25 per piece. 805-927-8190. Gallery@CambriaCenterfortheArts.org. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

EVENING SKIES: A GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW Photographers Beth Sargent, Karen Peterson, Terry Garvin, Jack McNeal, and Greg Siragusa bring their talents together in depicting the evening skies of our seaside beaches and sanctuaries on the Central Coast. Through Dec. 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 805-7721068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE: FEATURED ARTIST DON DOUBLEDEE Doubledee has been drawing all his life. As well as being a Cal Poly architecture grad, he has been a resident of Morro Bay since 1970. Through Dec. 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 805-7721068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

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ATELIER 708 FACEBOOK DISCUSSION SERIES Hosts and artists Kim Snyder, Janice Pluma, and David Butz have been colleagues for the last 8 years. View the show on the gallery’s Facebook page. Second Saturday of every month, 10-11 a.m. through Feb. 13 Atelier 708, 708 Paso Robles St., D, Paso Robles.

DAVID SETTINO SCOTT: FEATURED ARTIST

Offering personal appointments and tours of Scott’s studio in San Miguel. Through March 1, 2021 805-2864430. Park Street Gallery, 1320 Park Street, Paso Robles, parkstreetgallery.com.

SLOPE PAINTERS AT STUDIOS ON THE PARK Please stop by to see paintings by San Luis Outdoor Painters for the Environment (SLOPE), at Studios on the Park. SLOPE painters have been sheltering at home and are now ready to break out to show paintings and prints at open galleries. Fridays, Saturdays, 12-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, Thursdays, 12-4 p.m. through Dec. 31 Free. 805-238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

STUDIOS ON THE PARK: ONLINE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Check site for a variety of virtual classes and workshops online. ongoing studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805-238-9800.

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ART IN THE GARDEN: GALLERY AND FUNDRAISER AT SLOBG Local artists will display and sell handmade items to benefi t the SLO Botanical Garden. Get your holiday shopping done in one spot. Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 27 805-541-1400. slobg.org/calendar-of-events/gallery. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ART CENTRAL’S VIRTUAL GALLERY Central Coast artists to submit artwork to Virtual Gallery Exhibit every Friday. Free to join, all you have to do is email image(s) of artwork created since COVID-19 with name, title, medium, and a positive message. Fridays, 5-11 p.m. through Dec. 18 Varies. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo.wordpress.com/blog/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

COLLEEN GNOS: OPEN STUDIOS ARTIST Call or email for private tours of Gnos Art Studio. ongoing 805-441-8277.

gnosart.com/store. Private home, Private address, TBA.

EVERETT: PAINTING IN PROGRESS Private tours of Everett’s studio. Masks and appointments required. Email cfineart@pacbell.net for more info. Second Saturday of every month Private home, Private address, TBA.

FUN DIY HOLIDAY PLUSHIE KITS Make your own Holiday Plushies. Comes with all materials needed and instructions. Mondays-Sundays. through Dec. 18 slomakerspace.com/making-home. SLOMakerSpace, 81 Higuera, suite 160, San Luis Obispo, 805-225-4783. HOLIDAY MOVIE SCREENING HOSTED BY PISMO BEACH/5 CITIES ROTARY A benefi t screening of

WINTER SNOWFLAKE CERAMIC CLASS A socially distanced hand-building ceramic, snowflake class. Ceramic artist Heather Cruce guides this workshop. Through Jan. 31, 2021 slomakerspace. com/. SLOMakerSpace, 81 Higuera, suite 160, San Luis Obispo, 805-225-4783.

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Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus, starring Charles Bronson. Ed Asner, and Richard Thomas. Food donations benefi t St. Patrick’s Outreach Program. Dec. 12, 4:30 p.m. Admission: non-perishable food item. 805-2347796. Sunset Drive In Theatre, 255 Elks Lane, San Luis Obispo.

week we will combine two or more mediums in several pieces. We will work with watercolor, acrylic, ink, pastels, charcoal, as well as various printmaking techniques in the course of a month. Maximum of 5 guests. Pre-registration and masks required. Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:30-3 p.m. $25. 805-668-2125. lila. community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

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10-minute show is set up like a socially distanced talk show with SLO Rep’s Managing Artistic Director Kevin Harris at the helm, clad in a tacky suit and tie with a faux alcoholic drink nearby. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 3 p.m. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-786-2440, slorep.org/.

PICKETS FOR PROGRAMS AT SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN Buy and paint a picket to be displayed on the SLO Botanical Children’s Garden fence from 2021 to 2023. Pickets, paint, and brushes supplied on site at SLO Botanical Garden. Your contribution to public art supports the garden and programs. Saturdays, 10 a.m.2 p.m. and Tuesdays, 2-4:30 p.m. through Dec. 22 $150 per picket or $600 for 5. 805-541-1400. slobg.org/ calendar-of-events/pickets. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

SLO CAMERA CLUB Online Zoom meetings and competitions. Everyone is welcome. Visit site for meeting links. Second Thursday of every month Free to

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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guest. slocameraclub.org/home.shtml. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-0639.

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week students will have the opportunity to use two mediums while exploring the Elements of Art. Maximum 5 students. Masks are required. Pre-registration required. Mondays, 3:15-4:15 p.m. $20. 805-668-2125. lila.community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP FOR AGES 7-12 Each week students will have the opportunity to use two mediums while emphasizing an Element of Art and a Principle of Design. Maximum of 5 students. Pre-registration and masks required. Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m. $20. 805-668-2125. lila. community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

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LIGHTS AT CAMBRIA PINES Cambria Christmas Market has been postponed until 2021, but enjoy a new, limited experience called Lights at Cambria Pines. The Lights at Cambria Pines will only be accessible for guests staying overnight on a Christmas package at a Moonstone Hotel Property or with restaurant reservations. Through Jan. 2, 2021, 5-9 p.m. cambriachristmasmarket.com. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200.

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Cal Poly Arts presents a four-episode, live-stream music and conversation series, The Muse Hour, presented in partnership with Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and Tacoma Arts Live. The Muse Hour‘s fourth and final episode will air on December 12 at 7:30 p.m., featuring bandleader and pianist Thomas Lauderdale and vocalist China Forbes from the Portland-based “mini-orchestra,” Pink Martini. This intimate, festive holiday concert offers popular seasonal music from around the globe celebrating the spirit of gathering together, albeit virtually! The performance will be followed by a live moderated Q&A session with audience members. Tickets are $11.50 and are available through calpolyarts.org. Support Cal Poly Arts as a VIP Member ($75 level or greater) or a Season Sponsor to receive FREE access to this episode of The Muse Hour series. The Muse Hour series is generously sponsored by Ann Robinson

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TECHNIQUE A variety of adult and youth classes. Instructor has more than 35 years of experience. Offering Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, MMA, and Self-Defense classes. Mondays-Saturdays, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. through Dec. 31 Call for details. 805-701-7397. charvetmartialarts.com. Morro Bay Martial Arts, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay. group classes with 2019 Tai Chi Instructor of the Year. Call for time and days. Learn the Shaolin Water Style and 5 Animals Qi Gong. Beginners welcomed. Mondays, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call for price details. 805-701-7397. charvetmartialarts.com. Morro Bay Martial Arts, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

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OPEN AIR VINEYARD YOGA Intentionally carve out time for quiet, movement, and a little self pampering in the open air of the vineyard with Yogi Chelcy Westphal Johnson, of Mindful Movement Collective. Fridays, 9:3010:30 a.m. $28-$150. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, 805.239.1730.

PASO, HERE WE COME Redwings Horse Sanctuary is making their permanent home on Union Road in Paso Robles. Donate to its $1 million fundraising campaign. Redwings offers public tours, volunteering with the horses, and a foster to adopt program. ongoing Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Union Road, Paso Robles, 831-386-0135, RedwingsHorseSanctuary.org.

TRAIL OF LIGHTS A new holiday lighting trail map offering city residents the chance to showcase their holiday lights. Deadline to enter address to map is Nov. 30. Maps available through Christmas. Through Dec. 25 visitatascadero.com/holidaylights. Sunken Gardens, 6505 El Camino Real, Atascadero. SAN LUIS OBISPO

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Installation will be on a slope, so agility is necessary. Proper sun protection, work shoes, and masks required. Dec. 12, 10 a.m. 8905-541-1400. slobg.org/. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

ARTIST TALK WITH ZALIKA AZIM Join the Harold J. Miossi art gallery for our sixth event in our Laboratory Series, a conversation series with Black-identified artists in collaboration with R.A.C.E. Matters San Luis Obispo. A Zoom webinar and artist talk with New York based artist Zalika Azim. Dec. 17, 5-7 p.m. cccconfer.zoom.us. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

CITIZEN SCIENTIST: GLOBE OBSERVER-CLOUDS Do real scientific research as part of the GLOBE Citizen Science Program. Learn how to photograph clouds, record sky observations and compare them with NASA satellite images to help scientists. A program with SciStarter and NASA. Dec. 16, 1-2 p.m. Free. slolibrary. evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=24890&b ackTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/12/16. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

COMPLIMENTARY OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES Hotel San Luis Obispo, Piazza Hospitality’s first property on California’s scenic Central Coast, is now offering complimentary outdoor yoga classes on its rooftop terrace. Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 8 a.m.-noon $10$15 donation suggested. 805-235-0700. hotel-slo.com. Hotel San Luis Obispo, 877 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.

COMPLIMENTARY SHOWERS WITH SHOWER THE PEOPLE After a short hiatus, the San Luis Obispo Library will once again be partnering with local non-profi t organization, Shower the People. The shower trailer will be located between the library and parking structure. Toiletries provided. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Free. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY STROLL Walk through Downtown San Luis Obispo to see businesses, windows and parklets lit up for the Holidays. Visit site to get your Merry map and itinerary to see bright and cheery decorated windows and other surprises and visual delights. Through Jan. 1, 2021 SLOHolidays.com. Mission Plaza, 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

GIVE JOY HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN Family Care Network’s Give Joy Campaign matches families’ needs with our community’s heart to give. Help raise awareness, funds, and resources to make sure our families have everything they need for this holiday season and beyond. Participate and donate today. Through Dec. 31 fcni.org/givejoy. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

HANUKKAH MENORAH LIGHTING The socially distanced candle lighting ceremony, coordinated by the JCC-Federation, happens outside the steps of the Mission in San Luis Obispo each night of Hanukkah. Dec. 10-17, 5 p.m. Free. jccslo.com. Mission Plaza, 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

HMCRUCE CERAMICS ONLINE HOLIDAY FAIRE Offering everything in the shop for 20% off. Support a local small business and enter #community for your special discount. Dec. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. hmcruceceramics. com. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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surrounding the menorah spaced at least 6 feet apart. Masks are required. Dec. 10, 5-6 p.m., Dec. 11, 5-6 p.m., Dec. 12, 5-6 p.m., Dec. 13, 5-6 p.m., Dec. 14, 5-6 p.m., Dec. 15, 5-6 p.m., Dec. 16,, 5-6 p.m. and Dec. 17,, 5-6 p.m. Free. 805-426-5465. jccslo.com/ hanukkah.html. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo.

LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN SLO 2020 Visit Mission Plaza, which will include DEC. 10 – DEC. 17 Santa’s House and the 2020 traditional Holiday Tree, which will be surrounded by creative and colorful light installations, a 20-foot rainbow light tunnel, a glammed-up Dine Out Downtown outdoor dining area, a lighted tree forest, and five interactive As part of Light Up Downtown SLO 2020, several themed Memory Moment Pods. Through businesses are participating in a holiday light and Jan. 1, 2021 sloholidays.com. Mission window display contest and competing for votes from Plaza, 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

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the public. Voting is now open, and votes for the best METABOLIC CONDITIONING We displays will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 18. Visit use primarily our own body weight in sloholidays.com for the list of participating storefronts this interval training class to run through exercises and drills to raise the heart rate, and more info on the contest. condition our muscles, and stay flexible. —C.W. This advanced class also incorporates hand weights and sand bags, if you have SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y them. Mondays-Thursdays, 8:15-9:15 a.m. $72. 415-516-5214. ae.slcusd.org. Online, See website, ARROYO GRANDE FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, San Luis Obispo. 12-2:25 p.m. Arroyo Grande Farmers Market, Olohan SCAVENGER HUNT: SEARCH FOR SANTA’S MOUSE This free activity book, available at Santa’s

House and at shops around downtown features a charming story, and a scavenger hunt with eight clues for kids and families to find together as they stroll downtown. Through Jan. 1, 2021 sloholidays.com. Mission Plaza, 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

SPOKES BOARD ACADEMY Whether you are an experienced board member or just considering becoming one, the Spokes Board Academy will equip you with the knowledge you need to be an informed and effective member of a nonprofit board of directors. There will be 7 sessions on different topics. Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. spokesfornonprofits.org/upcoming-events/ academy/. Zoom, Online, Inquire for Zoom ID.

VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE JACK HOUSE Public virtual tours via Zoom of the famous Jack House of San Luis Obispo. Access to the house is extremely limited and this is your best opportunity to get the inside view. Thursdays, 2 p.m. $5 suggested. 805-543-0638. historycenterslo. org/jack-tour.html. Zoom, Online, Inquire for Zoom ID.

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DANA ADOBE ORNAMENT FUNDRAISER A great gift idea and a way to support the DANA Adobe and Cultural Center. Each ornament is custom made by staff members. Visit site for more info. ongoing danaadobe. org. DANA Adobe Cultural Center, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo, 805-929-5679.

POINT SAN LUIS LIGHTHOUSE VIRTUAL HOLIDAY TOUR Join a live docent via Zoom for an interactive virtual tour of the Point San Luis Lighthouse. All online virtual tours are enhanced with traditional holiday decorations for the month of December. Wednesdays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. $10. pointsanluislighthouse.org/. Point San Luis Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Rd., Avila Beach.

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MORRO BAY FARMERS MARKET A delightful mix of local farm fresh products, baked goods, crafts, and more. Saturdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. 805-824-7383. Morro Bay Main Street Farmers Market, Main Street and Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay, facebook.com/ MorroBayMainStreetFarmersMarket/.

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VIRTUAL WINE TASTING PACKAGES AT CASS WINERY Wine by the glass and bottles are also available for purchase. Check site for specific virtual tasting packages. ongoing Free. 805-239-1730. casswines.com/. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

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MAKE YOUR OWN HOLIDAY CERAMIC CUP AT HOME Offering a coco cup home kit. You will be provided with supplies needed, instructional video; we will glaze and fire your work for you. No experience needed; designed with the beginner maker in mind. Through Jan. 1, 2021 $45. slomakerspace.com/. SLOMakerSpace, 81 Higuera, suite 160, San Luis Obispo, 805-225-4783.

SLO FARMERS MARKET Hosts more than 60 vendors. Saturdays, 8-10:45 a.m. World Market Parking Lot, 325 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo.

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PRESQU’ILE WINERY: RESERVATIONS ONLY Call or go online to make a reservation (reservations open to the public starting June 6). ongoing Presqu’ile Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile Dr., Santa Maria, 805-937-8110, presquilewine.com.

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FLYING GOAT CELLARS: APPOINTMENT AND PICK-UPS This winery specializes in Pinot Noir and sparkling wine. Call or check site for pick-up and appointment info. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 805-736-9032. fl yinggoatcellars.com. Flying Goat Cellars, 1520 Chestnut Court, Lompoc.

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KALYRA: PURCHASES AND PICK-UPS Offering varietals from all over the world. Tuesdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m. 805-693-8864. kalyrawinery.com. Kalyra Winery, 343 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez.

STANDING SUN: PURCHASES AND DELIVERIES Visit site for Cellar Club details and more info. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 805-691-9413. standingsunwines.com. Standing Sun Wines, 92 2nd St., Unit D, Buellton, 805-691-9413.

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WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS: VIRTUAL MUSIC SERIES Follow the venue’s Facebook page for a virtual series of music, wine tasting, and education. Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. Free. facebook.com/ vinaroblesamphitheatre/. Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, 805-286-3680.

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ADVENT FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS This service is a 102-year-old tradition that weaves scripture readings with carols sung by our Choral Scholars to tell the story of salvation history. Dec. 13, 5-7 p.m. Free. 805-489-2990. facebook.com/ StBarnabasAG/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

CAL POLY ARTS VIRTUAL MUSICAL SERIES: A KILLER PARTY A collaboration between more than 50 Broadway professionals all working together remotely. A 9-part musical. Wednesdays $12.99 for complete series. akillerpartymusical.com/cal-poly-arts. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7113.

THE MUSE HOUR: HOLIDAY CONCERT (VIRTUAL) Featuring Pink Martini pianist Thomas Lauderdal. Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m. bigbigslo.com. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 756-4849.

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DIRTY CELLO: HOLIDAY BLUES AND BLUEGRASS (VIRTUAL) Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. Dec. 12, 6-7 p.m. Free; donation requested. 805-4899444. clarkcenter.org/event/dirty-cello-holiday-bluesbluegrass-concert/. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande. Δ


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met Los Osos author and songwriter Jon Stebbins when we worked at the same record store in the ’90s. In between deepening my knowledge of music, he’d regale me with tales of his late-’70s and ’80s band The Point, which enjoyed a long run in LA as part of the Paisley Underground. The band’s 1983 album, Magic Circle, is considered a classic of the subgenre, which is a sort of psychedelic garage rock revival sound. Stebbins has gone on to become one of the preeminent experts about The Beach Boys, writing Dennis Wilson, The Real Beach Boy; The Lost Beach Boy, about early member David Marks; The Beach Boys FAQ—All That’s Left to Know about America’s Band; and The Beach Boys In Concert—The Complete History of America’s Band On Tour and Onstage. He and his old bandmate, Tom Alford, recently reteamed to write a new song, their first collaboration in 34 years, which they’ve released on a three-song EP called Moving into Love, which is also the EP’s title track. “Tom Alford and I knew we had a musical connection when we saw each other standing in line to see A Hard Day’s Night in 1964,” Stebbins said. “We were in first grade at the time. By the fourth grade, we were regularly playing guitars together and even attempting to write songs. Our first band, Rock Bottom, played gigs beginning in 1972. Eventually we formed a more noted band, The Point, after moving to Los Angeles in 1978. By 1985, The Point had disbanded. Tom kept cranking out great music and released several excellent solo CDs.” Stebbins eventually married, raised a family, wrote the aforementioned books, and “occasionally” plays his guitar for fun. He thought his songwriting days were behind him.

“Earlier this year, Tom called me and asked if it would be OK if he recorded ‘Moving in to Love.’ My reply was, ‘What’s that?’ He explained it was a song we had written together back in 1986. I’d completely forgotten the song, but when he sent me his demo, it all came back. It was a song I’d written about a recent and painful breakup. I’d been drifting, and Tom invited me to come live with him while I healed. He and I finished the song together back then, but when we parted ways, the song disappeared from my memory. Somehow, after 34 years had passed, Tom still remembered the song, every note. This was a gift beyond words for me.” Alford and his band—drummer Jerry Phillips, harmonica player Doug Dahlstrom, and vibist Brad Barth— recorded the song, and now it’s showing up on radio stations worldwide! “Tom and I are now writing songs together again, and all I can say is, ‘Thanks, Tom,’ for bringing ‘Moving in to Love’ back to life,” Stebbins added. The EP also features one of their new

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collaborations, “Sizzle,” a bluesy garage band rave-up. Alford’s “Nothing Comes Between Us” closes the EP. Alford calls the song a “Cheap Trick/Pretenders-style new wave rocker.” As for “Moving into Love,” the song’s super cool, surrealistic, PHOTO COURTESY OF DIRTY CELLO

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This Saturday, Dec. 12, the Clark Center will continue its Winter Date Nights Series with a concert by Bay Area virtuosic bluegrass act Dirty Cello, which blends blues, bluegrass, rock, world music, and more into a tasty footstomping sound that’ll get you off your couch. Fronted by the vivacious cross-over cellist Rebecca Roudman, the band has played from China to Iceland and all over the U.S. They’ve been through the Central Coast a few times, and they put on a terrific show. The concert runs from 6 to 7 p.m. on facebook.com/ClarkCenter/ and youtube.com/user/clarkcenterperfarts. All donations are split equally between the band and venue. ∆ Contact Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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Arts Artifacts

Big Sky Cafe showcases artist Jordan Quintero with new exhibit, Coast Ranges

Local artist and designer Jordan Quintero is currently showcasing some of his most recent artworks as part of a new solo exhibit at Big Sky Cafe in San Luis Obispo, Coast Ranges, which is scheduled to remain on display through Thursday, Dec. 31. This exhibition highlights some of Quintero’s oil landscapes, painted on handcrafted, wooden panels. Admission to view the exhibit is free. Call (805) 545-5401 or visit jordanquintero.com to find out more about Coast Ranges. Big Sky Cafe is located at 1121 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

Local artists and businesses participate in SLO Holiday Pop-up Market

SLO County Arts announced an upcoming Holiday Pop-up Market, which takes place on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 2460 Carpenter Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo. The event includes a variety of art for sale and other holiday shopping opportunities. Local artists participating in the event include Amy McKay, Neal Breton, Missy ReitnerCameron. Items from Laura Builds, Shasuwi Pottery, Calm the F*ck Down Theramists, and other local businesses will also be on display and available for purchase during the event. Attendees are required to wear face masks during this outdoor pop-up. Rain will cancel the event. For more info on the Holiday Popup Market, visit facebook.com/ amymckay.painting.

Roots Gallery Design Company presents Art Fair[well] 2020

The Roots Gallery Design Company in Los Osos hosts an intimate and socially distanced oneday exhibit to commemorate the end of the year, Art Fair[well] 2020, on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. COVID-19 safety precautions will be adhered to, and masks will be required during the event. Admission to the exhibit is free. Featured artists in the exhibit include Charlie Rugg, Derek Schultz, and Ashley Foreman, while featured artisans, local businesses, and other vendors include Josh Carmichael Plants, Tyler Lawyer Custom Surfboards, Kellan Oldenkamp Metal, Brian Cully Pottery, Bliss River Organics, SLO Hemp Co., and Hive Brand Jewelry. Guests of the event can also look forward to hearing live music, provided by two solo artists, Elizabeth Etta and James Rivers. Food will also be available for purchase on-site, provided by Milanes Cafe. The Roots Gallery Design Company is located at 2216 Sunset Drive, Los Osos. Call (805) 455-5476 to find out more details about Art Fair[well] 2020. ∆ —Caleb Wiseblood

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t only takes a fraction of a second to capture a photo, but a great image will last forever—a perfect moment frozen in time. Through Dec. 29, you can see five master photographers’ work at the Gallery at Marina Square in Morro Bay in a show called Evening Skies. “Photographers Beth Sargent, Karen Peterson, Terry Garvin, Jack McNeal, and Greg Siragusa bring their talents together in depicting the evening skies of our seaside beaches and sanctuaries on our Central Coast,” according to the gallery. “Sunrises and sunsets, all the amazing colors of light in the skies of these beautiful places that make our Central Coast a paradise, will be depicted in these photographers’ works of art.” Sargent “loves the the speed, accuracy, and image quality” of Sony mirrorless cameras and lenses and says she processes her work in “what I call my digital toolbox, which is Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom along with other digital develop programs such as Topaz, Nik, On 1, Luminar, and Aurora software. “Every photo tells a story of a moment captured in time,” she said, “and I love to be able to share that moment with others. I have two quotes that hopefully convey my message COURTESY PHOTO BY TERRY GARVIN in my work: ‘Let the beauty of what you love be what you do’—Rumi. And, ‘It may be my vision, but it is your emotion that gives my photography meaning.’” When asked how she manages to capture the APPROACHING scene, Peterson EVENING FOG Terry tells people, Garvin uses “whatever I have “Part of it is available. Currently I am being in the shooting with mirrorless m4/3 right place at equipment and occasionally the right time. with my smartphone.” That involves

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studying the subject/area and thinking about the composition as I’m taking the photo. Of course there are occasionally the lucky shots that happen when you’re not expecting them. Cellphone cameras are great for capturing the moment, and there are so many programs available for post-processing, you can end up with a wonderful image,” she said. “I’ve been told the best camera is the one you have with you. I’ve often been out photographing with other local photographers—members of Central Coast Photographic Society and San Luis Obispo Camera Club—and everyone’s photos are unique, no two images look the same even though we were all there at the same time,” Peterson said. Garvin explains, “I shoot mostly RAW format, which comes into the computer with all the data intact but with a very flat and dull look. I need to make adjustments to the photo to make it presentable. My goal is to end up with a photograph that is true to the emotions I had of the scene. I am not a documentary-style photographer.” He says the important thing is “being there,” because “you can’t get the photo if you are not there,” and “don’t sit around missing opportunities because you don’t have the camera or lens you think you need.” McNeal says he’s trying to “capture mood, preferring to attain a calm outlook” in his images. A real coast lover, he says, “I rarely get far enough from the sea that I can’t get one foot in the water.” And when he explains how he captures his photos, he says, “I have my favorite places and I just go to them with an open mind. I am particularly drawn to the twilight phase of the evening. Once the sun has set, I wait until the sky develops interesting colors. I generally will keep shooting until the colors begin to fade. “I’m almost always shooting with a tripod so I can make subtle changes to the composition,” McNeal continued. He thinks cellphone cameras have increased people’s appreciation of photography. Siragusa is co-owner of the Gallery at Marina Square, and he believes “the world is a beautiful

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place, and I’d love to capture as much of it as possible! The way the human eye sees light is very different from how a camera captures and represents that same scene. Whether an emulsion on film or a photo site on a digital sensor, data has to be transposed from one form to another. “My goal is to represent the emotional feeling of experiencing the place that I am photographing. That means that yes, I may increase saturation or contrast, boost shadows, or do other tonal work to ensure the photo feels emotionally correct—I admit my goal is to be more than a visual stenographer,” he continued. “But to be clear, I don’t like to change the content of my photos; I simply hope to create a vibe that reminds the viewer of the experience of being there. “There’s an old saying, attributed to Lefty Gomez, a 1930s era Hall of Fame baseball player, ‘I’d rather be lucky than good,’” Siragusa added. “It’s important to be good, to have skill, to be prepared, to be available. Lefty knew this. But none of us can control the sky, the clouds, the birds, or the waves. Sometimes, we’re ready, but the universe won’t cooperate. “At the same time, the world can show us something amazing, but, oops, we aren’t ready. It’s when everything lines up perfectly that I’m lucky to be able to click the shutter.” ∆ Contact Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. COURTESY PHOTO BY KAREN PETERSON

COURTESY PHOTO BY GREG SIRAGUSA

PT ESTERO AT TWILIGHT Jack McNeal uses a Canon D with a Sigma 50-500 lens. “I shoot RAW files and use a raw editor for the initial conversion to TIFF. Once I have that, I use Paint Shop Pro to edit the TIFF to what I want.”

SURFING AT DAWN Greg Siragusa considers himself an “equipment agnostic,” saying, “I use several brands of cameras, both crop and full frame, short lenses and long, digital and occasionally even film.”

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ased on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2014 novel You Should Have Known, this tale of betrayal written for television by David E. Kelley and directed by Susanne Bier follows successful New York therapist Grace Fraser (Nicole Kidman), whose life begins to unravel after her husband, pediatric oncologist Jonathan Fraser (Hugh Grant), is accused of murdering Elena Alves (Matilda De Angelis), the mother of one of Jonathan’s young cancer patients, Miguel (Edan Alexander), who happens to be a classmate of Jonathan and Grace’s son, Henry (Noah Jupe). With Detective Joe Mendoza (Edgar Ramírez) in hot pursuit, and the other potential suspect—Elena’s mercurial husband, Fernando (Ismael Cruz Cordova)—with an alibi, Jonathan’s only hope is his astute attorney, Hailey Fitzgerald (Noma Dumezweni), hired under the largess of Grace’s wealthy father, Franklin Reinhardt (Donald Sutherland), who doesn’t think well of Jonathan. (six 50- to 67-min. episodes) Glen The synopsis above makes this story sound very convoluted, but it’s so well written, directed, and acted that the only thing that isn’t clear is whodunit! Jonathan seems the obvious choice. After all, his semen was found in the victim. But as this carefully and thoughtfully told story unfolds, you’ll find yourself wildly speculating throughout. Was it Elena’s husband? Was it Grace? What about Grace’s son, Henry? Or did Grace’s father, Franklin, have something to do with it? At one time or another through these six episodes, all were on my list of suspects. It’s a delicious mystery, with plenty of twists and turns, double-backs, and red herrings to send you into mental knots as you try to work it out. It’s also about the fallout of such a horrible event on the families of those involved. We so want to believe Jonathan, a man who heals children of cancer, and Grace’s sense of betrayal from his affair with Elena is palpable. Likewise, Henry is torn by the thought of his father being a murderer and his parents’ marriage dissolving. And Franklin? He’s cutthroat in the way only the 1 percent can be— knowing your money can buy your way out of anything. It might not be quite as

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Wilde is terrific in the role. Her Sadie might mete out punishment like a badass, but she’s also dealing with her own PTSD and personal losses. Watching Wilde’s crazed face as she prepares for battle or seeing her breakdown at the sight of the abuse she stops is very affecting. Wilde’s Sadie is haunted by her past and determined to save others from her fate. It’s certainly a lot of fun watching the bad guys, and in one case bad woman, get what they deserve. The story doesn’t bother to humanize the victimizers. They’re horrible and wholly unsympathetic. Hence, there’s not a lot of nuance or subtly to the story—but there is revenge, and it’s satisfying. (91 min.) ∆ —Glen PHOTO COURTESY OF BADLANDS ENTERTAINMENT

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Local connection Harvestly distributes food from SLO County growers and makers to local consumers

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he timing was good. Not many businesses can say that about the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Harvestly can. Founded about 10 months ago, the website/app connects SLO County farmers with local consumers, who can order what they need from 115 different vendors and get those products delivered to their front door. The site, harvestly.co, hit the internet just before food delivery practically became a necessity due to the stay-at-home orders issued in March. “As far as Harvestly with traction, it’s been kind of crazy as far as sales and growth,” founder Walter Lafky said. “We’ve actually paid out $70,000 in the last five months to local vendors. So that’s the amount of money we’ve injected in SLO County, which is kind of cool.” Mustard, honey, produce, bread, cookie dough, eggs, cheese, meat, seafood, flowers, oil, seeds and starters, herbs, beverages,

TEAM HARVESTLY (left to right, front to back): Lars Schildernik (vendor relations and logistics), Walter Lafky (founder and CEO), Perrie Lundstrom (operations and marketing), and Madi Peterson (logistics) are the Harvestly team, bringing true local products to your front door.

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snacks, drinks—Harvestly is basically an online grocery store that ensures all of its featured products were made in your backyard and all of your hard-earned dollars remain in your backyard. Lafky started Harvestly when he was 19 years old (he’s now 20). A third-year agricultural business student at Cal Poly, he’s originally from Bend, Oregon. The idea for Harvestly has been floating around in his head for quite a while now, due to what Lafky sees as issues with the food distribution system. “Why do you go to Whole Foods here in San Luis Obispo, and the apples are from Washington or wherever?” Lafky said. “They’re not from here. … It would be better if they were from here.” For myriad reasons, it would be better if said apples came from someplace like, say, See Canyon. Fuel costs, for one. Freshness, for two. But there’s also the food storage system, how produce is grown, and where dollars go. With a few big companies controlling the food chain, pricing, and where food comes from, Lafky said most people have no idea where their food came from or who picked it. “You go to the grocery store and you buy what’s there at whatever price,” he said. “Everywhere I looked, I saw issues. … From a consumer standpoint, there’s no real easy way to support all local businesses.” Unless you go to a farmers’ market, that is. But even then, those can be notoriously hard to break into—especially

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for new farms—and they’re only held at certain times in certain places. As a tomato grower in Oregon, Lafky learned firsthand some of the issues small-time producers can have with the food system. He was 14 years old when his dad gave him $50 to get a garden in the ground and kept the business—Wally’s Tomatoes—going until he left for Cal Poly. He sold to a farmers’ market and highend restaurants. “I walked in the front door and always asked for the chef and gave them some tomatoes,” Lafky said. “I didn’t have any friends who were doing it, but it was actually a really good learning experience. I don’t know if people bought from me because I was only 14 or 15 or if they were actually really good tomatoes. I’ll never know.” If he sold his tomatoes through a distributor, as many farmers do, Lafky said he would make 50 cents on the dollar because the middleman also has to make a margin on each tomato—and they have connections with grocery stores,

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restaurants, and other businesses. But, Lafky said, the distributor that connects local produce directly with local consumers is hard to come by. Tomatoes from Wally’s Tomatoes, for instance, might be combined with tomatoes from out of the country in the grocery store—or get sold out of state. Harvestly aims to be more direct. Vendors each have their own page on the website where they can manage products and inventory, while Harvestly handles the sales, tracking, and delivery. With hubs throughout the county, vendors drop their products off and Harvestly packages each order together, delivering via the gig-style economy. Grandpa Rossi’s Garden was one of Harvestly’s first five vendors. The Atascadero-based “market garden” is a little more than a year old. On a 100-acre parcel that’s been in the family for many moons, wife and husband Gabba and Jordan Rossi started small—gardening 1/4 to 1/2 acre of land.

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Before Harvestly, Gabba Rossi said, she sold to a few people in North County. But now they have customers all over SLO County. She called the relationship a win-win. “I could sell as little as I want or as much as I want to Harvestly, basically, because the customer base is there,” she said. “I have a lot of repeat customers who have been buying from Harvestly for months and months now.” Without the built-in customer base from Harvestly, Rossi said she’d have to do a lot more footwork to put Grandpa Rossi’s name out there—build up their social media presence and try to connect with potential consumers. Currently growing lettuces, kale, chard, collard greens, radishes (winter veggies), and also eggs, Grandpa Rossi’s harvests on demand. Harvestly delivers once a week on Thursdays. So whatever gets ordered is harvested Wednesday or Thursday morning before it gets delivered to Harvestly. Every week, Grandpa Rossi’s takes an inventory of what’s left and what’s currently growing and updates the website. Rossi said Harvestly has shown them what they’re capable of producing and what their goals should be for the farm. “We’re definitely planning on growing a lot. We’re planning on probably quadrupling our gardening area and doing 2 acres,” she said. “The customer base through Harvestly just grew so huge, it’s kind of crazy. And obviously, it’s probably because of coronavirus, I think, because everyone wants to shop online.”

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Lafky, Rossi said, is moving Harvestly in the right direction. Harvestly is a prototype for a bigger app that Lafky is launching in early 2021 called Bloom. He said the goal is to enable local producers to sell to local consumers all over the nation. “Consumers can’t figure out how to support local vendors, and vendors can’t figure out how to be supported in that way,” Lafky said. “We have the solution, so now it’s just a matter of deployment and getting it perfect.” Don’t worry, though, he added that Harvestly is going to stick around for SLO County. ∆ Editor Camillia Lanham is waiting for her doorbell to ring. Send food tips to clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2020-2142 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CUPANDCARRIAGE, 1716 6th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Whitney Elise Taylor (1787 6th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Whitney Elise Taylor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-23-20. 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. 10-23-25. October 29, November 5, 12, 19, & December 10, 2020

The following person is doing business as, A.S.P.I.R.E. PHYSICAL THERAPY, 894 Meinecke Ave., Suite B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Tyrone McSorley, Julie McSorley (2897 Shadow Brooke Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Tyrone McSorley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-28-20. 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. 1028-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2197 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/15/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DOUSE FIRE SYSTEMS, SOLID OAK TREE MANAGEMENT, 10240 Digger Pine Road, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Jeremy F Lowney (10240 Digger Pine Road, Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jeremy F Lowney. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-2920. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-29-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2202 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/12/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MORRO BAY ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES, 1612 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher M. Jules (1804 Fearn Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christopher M. Jules. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-30-20. 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. 1030-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2224 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/03/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SHELLBACK LANDSCAPES, 606 Heritage Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Ryan Craig Anderson (606 Heritage Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ryan C. Anderson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-03-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 11-03-25. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2230 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/29/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO PLANT THERAPY, PLANT THERAPY, 207 Suburban Road, Suite 4, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Plant Therapy LLC (5980 Tamarisk Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Plant Therapy LLC, Ethan Pilch, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-04-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2258 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/09/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST SMOKE HOUSE, 950 Nice Avenue, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Central Coast Smoke House LLC (950 Nice Avenue, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Central Coast Smoke House LLC, David B Arruda, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-09-20. 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. 11-09-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2262 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/22/2004) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EXECUTIVE ESTATE SERVICES, 210 Elaine Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Crystal Nordholm (4511 Meadow Lark Rd., Fort Lupton, CO 80621). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Crystal Nordholm. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-09-20. 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. 11-09-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2268 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THAI BBQ COMBO, 630 First St., Ste. B, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Max Trading Group LLC (630 First St., Ste. B, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Max Trading Group LLC, Brent Walsworth, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-09-20. 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. 11-09-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2270 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/01/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ROD & HAMMER SLO STILLS, 855 Aerovista Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. SLO Stills, LLC (835 Aerovista Place, Suite 230, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ SLO Stills, LLC, Hamish S. Marshall, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-0920. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 11-09-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2272 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/06/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SAN LUIS ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY AND DENTAL CENTER, 1010 Peach St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Adam J. Janette DDS, Inc (1010 Peach St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Adam J. Janette DDS, Inc., Adam J. Janette, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-10-20. 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. 11-10-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2273 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/05/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO DENTAL LAB, 799 East Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. James Dean Davidge, Marissa Irelin Davidge (194 Lincoln St., San Luis Obipso, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Marissa Davidge. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-10-20. 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. 11-10-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2275 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/12/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CHRISTINA’S DOGGIE SPA, 5465 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Christina Shawnee Koker (6390 Straw Ridge Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christina Shawnee Koker, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-12-20. 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. 11-12-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2278 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/08/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ARCHER AND COMPANY, RETREAT VACATION RENTAL MANAGEMENT, 1040 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Archer Wilkinson, Inc. (1040 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Archer Wilkinson, Inc., Patrick Wilkinson, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-12-20. 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. 11-12-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2281 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LAZY GOODS, 1186 14th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Naomi Holmes (1186 14th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Naomi Holmes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-12-20. 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. 11-12-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2283 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/30/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FUNKYDORAE, 603 Johnson, Apt. 9, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Bailey Nichole Bethard (963 Vista Del Collados, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Bailey Nichole Bethard. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-1220. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-12-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2286 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TREES 4 KILIMANJARO, 10240 Digger Pine Road, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Jeremy Franklin Lowney (10240 Digger Pine Road, Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jeremy Franklin Lowney. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-12-20. 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. 11-12-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2287 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CA TAX PROS, 200 Station Way, Ste. B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Douglas Gerry Matthews, Kathy Sue Matthews (200 Station Way, Ste. B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An General Partnership /s/ Douglas Gerry Matthews, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2288 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SAN JOAQUIN PEST CONTROL CENTRAL COAST, 2343 N. Larkin Ave., Fresno, CA 93727. Fresno County. Morgan Brothers, Incorporated (2343 N. Larkin Ave., Fresno, CA 93727). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Morgan Brothers, Incorporated, Francis J. Oneto II, Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2290 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TWIN CREEKS APARTMENTS, 791 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. New Heritage LLC (1620 Central Ave., Suite 202, Cheyenne, WY 82001). This business is conducted by A Limited Partnership /s/ New Heritage LLC, Joseph Collins, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-25. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2291 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OAK PARK VILLAGE APARTMENTS, 251 S. Oak Park Blvd., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Searidge Pacific LLC (1620 Central Ave., Suite 202, Cheyenne, WY 82001). This business is conducted by A Limited Partnership /s/ Searidge Pacific LLC, Joseph Collins, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-25. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2296 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OXYGEN VENTURES, 3590 Sacramento Dr., Ste. 150, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Tokunbo Adefolayiga (3590 Sacramento Dr., Ste. 150, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tokunbo Adefolayiga. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2297 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/15/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SHORE SHARK STUDIOS, 1133 Laurel Ln., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Milan Sunil Tolani (1133 Laurel Ln., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Milan S. Tolani, MS. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-25. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2316 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RANCHO SESTERO MEAT CUTTING, 1478 Camino Caballo, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Clinton James Eighmy (1478 Camino Caballo, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Clinton J. Eighmy, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-20. 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. 11-16-25. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2303 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, P&T DESIGN, 3650 Lawnwood Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. William Jr Paul Enos, Tamsin Jessy Enos (3650 Lawnwood Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ William Paul Enos Jr., Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-16-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2323 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/11/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 20 WEST STUDIOS, 20 West 12th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Tyler Tedeschi (20 West 12th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tyler Tedeschi. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-17-20. 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. 11-17-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2306 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TOOTH FAIRY PHOTOGRAPHY, 1330 Red Brome Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. David M. Lawrence (1330 Red Brome Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ David M. Lawrence. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 11-16-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2324 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/17/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TLC THERAPY, 411 Traffic Way, Suite B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Tiana Lee Corcuera (411 Traffic Way, Suite B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tiana Lee Corcuera. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-17-20. 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. 11-17-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-2307 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BIRTH WITHIN DOULA SERVICES, 102 E. Branch St., Suite J, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Ashley Marie Daoust (821 N. 2nd St., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ashley Daoust. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 11-16-25. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2327 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/05/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CHEF ANTONIO’S ITALIAN KITCHEN, 250 Wesley Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Antonio Ramos III (945 Sombrero Way, Santa Maria, CA 93458). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Antonio Ramos III, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-17-20. 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. 11-17-25. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2313 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DAVID’S BLUE RIBBON HONEY, 225 Michael Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Maislen Enterprises, LLC (225 Michael Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Maislen Enterprises, LLC, David L. Maislen, Manaing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 11-16-25. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2329 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2004) New Filing The following person is doing business as, POLY PERFORMANCE, INC., 870 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Poly Performance, Inc. (870 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Poly Performance, Inc., Aaron David Schlossberg, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-17-20. 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. 11-17-25. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2333 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/20/1992) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LOPEZ & SUN SEALING, 485 Meredith Avenue, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. George Lopez (485 Meredith Avenue, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ George Lopez, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-1820. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 11-18-25. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2337 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/20/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, P5 LLC, 1181 Swallowtail Way, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. P5 LLC (1181 Swallowtail Way, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ P5 LLC, Michael Parker, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-18-20. 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. 11-18-25. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2340 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/17/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WILDFLOWER MEDICINE, 289 Irish Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Clare S. Ramirez (289 Irish Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Clare S. Ramirez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-20. 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. 11-20-25. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2345 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MEGAN’S ORGANIC MARKET, 280 S. Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. MOM SLO LLC (280 S. Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ MOM SLO LLC, Megan Souza, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-20. 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. 11-20-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2346 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/20/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BREADHEAD BAGELS, 1480 13th St., Apt. C, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Kyle Jesse Lemons (1480 13th St., Apt. C, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kyle J. Lemons. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-20. 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. 11-20-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2349 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TAHOE LIFE REALTY GROUP, 5922 Pebble Beach Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Siljax Real Estate, Inc. (5922 Pebble Beach Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Siljax Real Estate, Inc., Keli Silva-Jackson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-23-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-23-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2341 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BLUE MOON PROPERTIES, 7830 Blue Moon Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Lauren Peterson, Erik Peterson (1213 La Brea Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Lauren Peterson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-20. 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. 11-20-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2357 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, S. AND K. STUDIOS, 175 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. S. And K. Music LLC (2331 Lawton Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ S. And K. Music LLC, Shaira Benitez, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-24-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 11-24-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2344 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/20/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MONTENEGRO STEEL WORKS, 2125 Fairchild Way, Unit 4A, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Brian Montenegro (10695 Colorado Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brian Montenegro. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-20. 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. 1120-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2359 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/18/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, POZO SALOON, 90 W. Pozo Rd., Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. High Mountain Road, LLC (1646 4th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ High Mountain Road, LLC, Timothy S. Reed, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-24-20. 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. 11-24-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, to consider an ordinance amending Title 8, Chapter 8.13, of the San Luis Obispo County Code to extend the expiration date of the interim moratorium on the land application

SUMMARY AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 22 OF THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CODE, THE LAND USE ORDINANCE, BY AMENDING SECTION 22.30.204 AGRICULTURAL OFFSET REQUIREMENTS On November 17, 2020, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance No. 3430 wherein it approved amendments to the County Land Use Ordinance (Title 22) and was approved by the following roll call to wit: AYES:

Supervisors Debbie Arnold, John Peschong, and Chairperson Lynn Compton

NOES:

Supervisor Bruce S. Gibson

ABSENT:

None

of treated sewage sludge / biosolids from March 31, 2021 to March 31, 2026 or enactment of a permanent ordinance, whichever occurs first. The moratorium temporarily limits the amount of

ABSTAINING: None

biosolids that can be land applied within San Luis

The adopted amendments contained in Ordinance No. 3430 are summarized as follows:

Obispo County to historic levels and to only those that constitute “exceptional quality biosolids,” as defined by Federal regulation. If adopted, the ordinance will become effective thirty (30) days after passage.

Any person interested in expressing their views regarding the proposed ordinance may do so during the hearing. To determine specific placement of this item on the Board of Supervisors Agenda and to review the proposed ordinance,

Amendments to the County Land Use Ordinance (Title 22) updated the mapping boundary of the area of severe decline within the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin as it pertains to the 5 acre-feet per year exemption in the Agricultural Offset Requirements to remove approximately 37,000 acres where spring groundwater elevation levels did not decline 50 feet or more from 1997 to 2017, based on a hydrologic analysis prepared by licensed engineers and geologists using measurements from the County’s monitoring network program. County File Number: LRP2020-00002 Assessor Parcel Number: N/A Supervisorial District: 1 & 5 Date Authorized: August 18, 2020 The updated area of severe decline map is shown below. A searchable version is available at: www. slocountywwcp.org/prgwb-new-ag.

go to the County’s website at www.slocounty. ca.gov on the Wednesday before the scheduled hearing date.

that based on the threat of COVID-19, the normal hearing location (County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo) may be closed to the public and the hearing may be conducted The approximately 37,000 acres removed from the area of severe decline are shown in the map below.

procedures available at the following link and

Supervisors/Board-Meetings,-Agendas-andThe agenda for the December

information.

County Government Center Administrative Office, Room D430 1055 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 (805) 781-5011 DATED: December 7, 2020

Copies of the full text of the above amendments may be purchased at reproduction cost at the San Luis Obispo County Clerk of the Board Office, 1055 Monterey St., Room #D430, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California 93408 or may be viewed online at https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/ Administrative-Office/Forms-Documents/Clerk-of-theBoard/County-Code/County-Ordinances-Adopted-ButNot-Yet-Codified.aspx If you have questions please contact Kylie Hensley, 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. DATED: December 8, 2020

WADE HORTON, Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

WADE HORTON, Ex-Officio Clerk of The Board of Supervisors

By: /s/ T’Ana Christiansen, Deputy Clerk

By: T’Ana Christiansen Deputy Clerk

December 10, 2020

General Work Description: In general, the Base Bid Work shall be improvements within and approaching the Grand Avenue intersection with Oak Park Boulevard, including and not necessarily limited to, project management and controls activities, mobilization activities, public notification and interaction activities, construction surveying and staking, traffic control, protection of pavement surface features (water utility boxes and valves, and sewer manholes), removal of existing asphaltic concrete pavement and subgrade, roadway preparation, hot mix asphalt over compacted FDR cement repaving street surface and conform areas, signage, installation of pavement striping and markings, and traffic signal system modifications. Due to the high volume of traffic during the day, the City prefers that construction activities be completed at night; however, the City will consider allowing work during regular business days and hours provided contractor plan the work to minimize the inconvenience (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). All night work activities shall be completed between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday-Thursday. The night work will be a bid alternate. The estimated opinion of probable construction cost for this Base Bid Work is $355,000. Conditions of Submitting a Bid: Bids are required for the entire Work described herein. The Contractor shall possess a Class A license at the time this Contract is awarded through Contract acceptance (Public Contract Code Section 10164). The Contractor and all subcontractors will be required to obtain a City of Grover Beach Business Tax Certificate at the time the Contract is awarded. This Contract is subject to state contract nondiscrimination and compliance requirements pursuant to Government Code, Section 12990. Notice to Bidders, Plans, Special Provisions, and Proposal Forms may be inspected at the Public Works Office in Grover Beach, California, and copies of said documents may be obtained through the Blueprint Express Plan Room: http:// www.beplanroom.com/public.php. No bid will be received unless it is made on a Proposal Form furnished by the City. Bids received via FAX will not be considered. Each bid shall be accompanied by cash, certified or cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond for not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the base bid, made payable to the City of Grover Beach.

This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. Pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal or be awarded a contract for public work on public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations.

Submittal of Bidder’s Inquiries: Inquiries or questions based on alleged patent ambiguity of the plans, specifications or estimate must be communicated as a bidder inquiry prior to bid opening.

15, 2020 meeting will include the most up to date

the:

CIP 2283-1 GRAND AVENUE / OAK PARK BOULEVARD INTERSECTION

Bidders shall contact the City of Grover Beach Department of Public Works office at (805) 473-4530 the day prior to bid opening to obtain any bidding addenda information. Submittal of a signed bid shall be evidence that the Bidder has obtained this information and that the bid is based on any changes contained therein.

www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Board-of-

The proposed ordinance may also be reviewed at

MAJOR STREET MAINTENANCE PROJECT

Notice is also hereby given that any or all bidders may be required to furnish a sworn statement of their financial responsibility, technical ability and experience before award is made to any particular bidder.

published with each meeting agenda: https://

Minutes.aspx.

Sealed bids will be received by the City Clerk of the City of Grover Beach at the City Clerk’s Office at 154 South 8th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433 until 2:00 p.m., on THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021 and promptly thereafter all bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud outdoors at the entrance of City Hall (weather permitting) for furnishing to said City all labor, materials, equipment, transportation, services and supplies necessary to construct and complete the construction of the:

Pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates in the county, or counties, in which the work is to be done have been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations. These wages are set forth in the General Prevailing Wage Rates for this project available from the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Internet web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/ PWD/. Future effective general prevailing wage rates, which have been predetermined and are on file with the California Department of Industrial Relations are referenced but not printed in the general prevailing wage rates.

In addition, please be advised

remotely in accordance with temporary meeting

CITY OF GROVER BEACH NOTICE TO BIDDERS

December 10, 2020

Bidder’s inquiries shall be submitted in writing via e-mail to the City of Grover Beach, Public Works Department, at: PublicWorks@groverbeach.org. The cutoff time that the City will accept bidder’s inquiries is 5:00 p.m. on the fifth business day prior to the bid opening date. Do not count the bid opening date when counting the days. The City will respond to inquiries via bidding addenda. Any such inquiries, submitted after the cutoff time of receiving bidder’s inquiries, will not be treated as a bid protest. Bid Submittal Instructions: The contractor must wear a mask when dropping off the bid. On the outside of the bid envelope the Bidder shall indicate the following: 1. Name and Address of Bidder 2. Name of project on which bid is submitted 3. Date and time of bid opening The right is reserved by the City of Grover Beach to reject any or all bids, to evaluate the bids submitted, and award the Contract to the lowest responsible bidder. The City further reserves the right to waive any informalities or minor irregularities in the bid. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) working days after the date set for the opening thereof. At the time of publishing, City Hall is closed to the public. The bid opening will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Any changes to the bid opening procedure will be noted in an addendum. Dated this 10th day of DECEMBER 2020, at the City of Grover Beach, California.

NOTICE: SEIZURE OF PROPERTY AND INITIATION OF NONJUDICIAL FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS PER HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 11488.4(j) TO:

ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: $2,750.00 IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY

Notice is hereby given that on June 19, 2020, the above described property was seized at on the US-101 Freeway, north of Los Berros, San Luis Obispo County by the Department of California Highway Patrol, in connection with controlled substances violations, to wit, section(s) 11352, 11350, 11377, 11379, of the California Health and Safety Code. The estimated/appraised value of the property is $2,750.00. Pursuant to section 11488.4(j) of the California Health and Safety Code, you must file a verified claim stating your interest in the property with the Superior Court’s Civil Division, Room 385, County Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93408. Claim forms are available from the Clerk of the above court and also online at https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/mc200.pdf. Furthermore, an endorsed copy of the verified claim must also be served on the District Attorney, Asset Forfeiture Unit, County Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm Street, 4th Floor, San Luis Obispo, California 93408, within 30 days of filing the claim with the Superior Court’s Civil Division. Both the District Attorney’s Office and the Interested Party filing the claim are entitled to conduct reciprocal requests for discovery in preparation for a hearing. The provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure shall apply to the proceedings unless inconsistent with the provisions or procedures set forth in the Health and Safety Code (Section 11488.5(c)(3)). The Interested Party in entitled to legal representation at a hearing, although not one appointed at public expense, and has the right to present evidence and witnesses, and to cross-examine plaintiff’s witnesses, but there is no right to avoid testifying at a civil hearing. The failure to timely file and secure a verified claim stating an interest in the property in the Superior Court will result in the property being declared or ordered forfeited to the State of California and distributed pursuant to the provisions of Health and Safety Code section 11489 without further notice or hearing. DATED: December 2, 2020

Kenneth Jorgensen Deputy District Attorney December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

NOTICE: SEIZURE OF PROPERTY AND INITIATION OF NONJUDICIAL FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS PER HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 11488.4(j) TO:

ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: $1811.26 IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY

Notice is hereby given that on November 11, 2020, the above described property was seized at 8380 Carrisa Highway, Santa Margarita, CA 93453, by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriffs Office, in connection with controlled substances, to wit, section(s) 11370.1, 11351 of the California Health and Safety Code. The estimated/ appraised value of the property is $1,811.26. Pursuant to section 11488.4(j) of the California Health and Safety Code, you must file a verified claim stating your interest in the property with the Superior Court’s Civil Division, Room 385, County Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93408. Claim forms are available from the Clerk of the above court and also online at https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/mc200. pdf. Furthermore, an endorsed copy of the verified claim must also be served on the District Attorney, Asset Forfeiture Unit, County Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm Street, 4th Floor, San Luis Obispo, California 93408, within 30 days of filing the claim with the Superior Court’s Civil Division. Both the District Attorney’s Office and the Interested Party filing the claim are entitled to conduct reciprocal requests for discovery in preparation for a hearing. The provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure shall apply to the proceedings unless inconsistent with the provisions or procedures set forth in the Health and Safety Code (Section 11488.5(c)(3)). The Interested Party in entitled to legal representation at a hearing, although not one appointed at public expense, and has the right to present evidence and witnesses, and to cross-examine plaintiff’s witnesses, but there is no right to avoid testifying at a civil hearing. The failure to timely file and secure a verified claim stating an interest in the property in the Superior Court will result in the property being declared or ordered forfeited to the State of California and distributed pursuant to the provisions of Health and Safety Code section 11489 without further notice or hearing. DATED: December 2, 2020

City of Grover Beach STATE OF CALIFORNIA Gregory A. Ray, P.E. Public Works Director/City Engineer

DAN DOW District Attorney

DAN DOW District Attorney Kenneth Jorgensen Deputy District Attorney

December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

December 10 & 17, 2020

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NOTICE:

TO:

SEIZURE OF PROPERTY AND INITIATION OF NONJUDICIAL FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS PER HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 11488.4(J) ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

$659,980.00 IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY San Luis Obispo Superior Court, Case No. 20CV-0601 Notice is hereby given that on November 19, 2019, the above described property was seized at 8380 Carrisa Highway, Santa Margarita, CA 93453, by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriffs Office, in connection with cannabis violations, to wit, section(s) 11358, 11359, and 11360 of the California Health and Safety Code. The estimated/ appraised value of the property is $659,980.00. Pursuant to section 11488.4(j) of the California Health and Safety Code, you must file a verified claim stating your interest in the property with the Superior Court’s Civil Division, Room 385, County Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93408. Claim forms are available from the Clerk of the above court and also online at https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/mc200.pdf.

Landscape Maintenance Services No. 50200-2020-LS The City of San Luis Obispo is requesting sealed proposals for services associated with the Landscape Maintenance Service Specification No. 50200-2020-LS All firms interested in receiving further correspondence regarding this Request for Proposals (RFP) will be required to complete a free registration using BidSync (https:// www.bidsync.com/bidsync-app-web/vendor/register/Login.xhtml). All proposals must be received via BidSync or by mail to the Department of Finance at or before 12/24/2020 at 11:00 am. Proposals received after said time may not be considered. The preferred method of submission is electronically via BidSync. If you wish to send a hard copy, to guard against premature opening, each proposal shall be submitted to the Department of Finance in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the proposal title, project number, proposer name, and time and date of the proposal opening. Proposals shall be submitted using the forms provided in the project package. A MANDATORY pre-proposal conference will be held to answer any questions that the prospective proposers may have regarding the City’s request for proposals. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will be held outside, attendees are required to wear face coverings and maintain CDC social distancing guidelines. Ludwick Community Center 864 Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo December 10 2020 At 10:00AM Project packages and additional information may be obtained at the City’s BidSync website at www.BidSync.com. Please contact Greg Cruce at (805) 781-7264 or Adam Basden at (805) 781-7025 with any questions. December 10, 2020

Furthermore, an endorsed copy of the verified claim must also be served on the District Attorney, Asset Forfeiture Unit, County Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm Street, 4th Floor, San Luis Obispo, California 93408, within 30 days of filing the claim with the Superior Court’s Civil Division. Both the District Attorney’s Office and the Interested Party filing the claim are entitled to conduct reciprocal requests for discovery in preparation for a hearing. The provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure shall apply to the proceedings unless inconsistent with the provisions or procedures set forth in the Health and Safety Code (Section 11488.5(c)(3)). The Interested Party in entitled to legal representation at a hearing, although not one appointed at public expense, and has the right to present evidence and witnesses, and to cross-examine plaintiff’s witnesses, but there is no right to avoid testifying at a civil hearing. The failure to timely file and secure a verified claim stating an interest in the property in the Superior Court will result in the property being declared or ordered forfeited to the State of California and distributed pursuant to the provisions of Health and Safety Code section 11489 without further notice or hearing. DATED: December 2, 2020

December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

DAN DOW District Attorney Kenneth Jorgensen Deputy District Attorney

County Board of Supervisors NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – January 5, 2021 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAMBERS SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA Floating Solar Project at Los Osos Water Recycling Facility Project Description. On January 5, 2021, at 9:00 a. m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California, the County Board of Supervisors (Board) will consider a resolution to adopt findings under Government Code section 4217.12 relating to the approval of a Power Purchase Agreement regarding a solar energy project at a County-owned facility. The project involves installing floating solar arrays on approximately 1.6 acres of concrete-lined ponds within the existing Los Osos Water Recycling Facility (LOWRF). At said hearing, the Board will also be considering adopting the project’s exemption from Section 21000 et seq. of the California Public Resources Code (CEQA) for the project. Available Information. The staff report and various attachments for the January 5, 2021 hearing are scheduled to be available for review when the Board’s agenda for that hearing date is posted online by December 30, 2020. These documents can be downloaded from our website at www.slocounty.ca.gov at no cost or may be viewed on-line at the Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, Nipomo, Morro Bay, SLO City/County Libraries and the SLO Law Library. All hearing items set for the January 5, 2021 Board meeting are scheduled for 9:00 a. m. December 10, 2020

CITY OF GROVER BEACH REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROPOSALS will be received by the City of Grover Beach Public Works Department at City Hall 154 South 8th Street, Grover Beach, California 93433 until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 for the following project: DESIGN, PROCURE AND INSTALL PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND FALL ZONE MATERIAL Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) 1004 The entire Request for Proposal document may be obtained electronically via the City’s Bids and Proposal web page, https:// www.grover.org/bids.aspx or via email at publicworks@groverbeach.org. ### Legal Ad Published: The New Times: Thursdays, December 10 and 17, 2020

Notice of Vacancy

Interested persons are hereby notified that, pursuant to Government Code §1780, there is a vacancy on the California Valley Community Services District Board of Directors to be filled for a term expiring December 2, 2022. Applications are available at: California Valley Community Services District Office 13080 Soda Lake Road, California Valley, CA 93453. Phone: (805)475-2211 Email: cvcsd3094@gmail.com. Applications are due by December 31, 2020. Government Code § 1780 This District has 60 days from the date the Board is notified of the vacancy or the effective date of the vacancy, whichever is later, to fill the vacancy by appointment or to call a special election. This notice shall be posted for 15 days in 3 or more conspicuous places in the District from: December 3, 2020 to December 31, 2020 December 10, 17, & 24, 2020

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LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2361 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/24/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WEST S.T.O.PEST PEST CONTROL, 365 S. 4th St., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Joseph Eugene Essert (365 S. 4th St., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Joseph E. Essert, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-25-20. 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. 11-25-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2365 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/25/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEAR VALLEY HAULING, 1280 5th St. Apt. A, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Ricardo Gomezarroyo, Reina Aguilarroman (1280 5th St. Apt. A, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Ricardo Gomezarroyo, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-25-20. 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. 11-2525. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2393 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KALDERA COLLECTIVE LLC, SEEDBOX PASO ROBLES, BIKE PASO, THE SANDBOX PASO ROBLES, 1345 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Kaldera Collective LLC (7563 Newport Drive, Goleta, CA 93117). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Kaldera Collective LLC, Kyle W. Ashby, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-01-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-01-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2412 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/01/1997) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PARTNERS IN HEALING, 1141 Pacific St., Suite G, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Patricia NormanReed (22110 F St., Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Patricia Norman-Reed, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-03-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 12-03-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2394 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LONGOTHEBARBER, 2389 Sandpiper Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Tony Edmond Longarini (2389 Sandpiper Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tony Edmond Longarini. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-01-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 12-01-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2419 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 12 VIRTUES WINE, 6565 Squire Knoll Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Grapevine Investments LLC (6565 Squire Knoll Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Grapevine Investments LLC, Brady Lock, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-04-20. 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. 12-04-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2374 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/30/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CHINELO, 1131 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Diana Luisa Perez Tufino (1321 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Diana Luisa Perez Tufino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-30-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 11-30-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2407 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/18/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CAREFREE POOLS CONSTRUCTION, 202 Tank Farm R., Ste. B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Pools By Petersen (202 Tank Farm R., Ste. B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Pools By Petersen, Josh M. Petersen, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-03-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-03-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2380 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/30/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST CONVERSIONS, R & R BY THE SEA, 2741 Ocean Boulevard, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Robert K. Knox, Rachael K. Knox (2741 Ocean Boulevard, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Rachael K. Knox. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-30-20. 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. 11-30-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-2408 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/16/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE ROCK ESPRESSO BAR, 275 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Melissa Louise Catalli (275 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Melissa Catalli, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-0320. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-03-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2382 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/30/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NUCCIMOTO, 3563 Sueldo St., Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Nuccitelli Enterprises LLC (3563 Sueldo St., Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Nuccitelli Enterprises LLC, Brett James Nuccitelli, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-01-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 1201-25. December 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES

FILE NO. 2020-2410 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/26/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KDB BACKHOE SERVICE, 3765 Calf Canyon Highway, Creston, CA 93432. San Luis Obispo County. Kenneth Earl Bridgman, Debbie Jean Bridgman (3765 Calf Canyon Highway, Creston, CA 93432). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Debbie Jean Bridgman. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-03-20. 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. 12-03-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2423 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PACIFIC BILLING, 330 James Way, Suite 180, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Karl Emery Peterson (1159 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Karl Peterson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-04-20. 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. 12-04-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2425 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, JIMMY BUMPS PASTA HOUSE, 1019 Santa Ynez Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Benjamin Gobel Brown III (1472 10th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Benjamin G. Brown III. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-07-20. 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. 12-07-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2426 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/11/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SPLASH AWAY, LLC, 2371 Beach St. #B, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Splash Away, LLC (2371 Beach St. #B, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Splash Away, LLC, Gina Marie Huseman, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-07-20. 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. 12-07-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2427 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/30/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COAST HEATING & AIR, 1007 El Morro Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Brett Andrew Oringer (1007 El Morro Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brett Andrew Oringer, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-07-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 12-07-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2429 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/07/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KCBXNET, 4100 Vachell Ln., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. KCBX Inc. (4100 Vachell Ln., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ KCBX Inc., Frank Lanzone, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-07-20. 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. 12-07-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PETER TYRE HEWITT CASE NO. 20PR-0339

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of PETER TYRE HEWITT. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by REBECCA GOSCH AND JONATHAN HEWITT in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that REBECCA GOSCH AND JONATHAN HEWITT 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: 01/05/21 at 9:00AM in Dept. 9 located at 1050 MONTEREY STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner M. LISA ODOM, ESQ. - SBN 233860 POOLE SHAFFERY & KOEGLE, LLP 25350 MAGIC MOUNTAIN PARKWAY SUITE 250 SANTA CLARITA CA 91355 12/10, 12/17, 12/24/20 CNS-3421821# NEW TIMES


LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOHN A. ROFFONI CASE NUMBER: 20PR-0335

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: JOHN A. ROFFONI A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: ROBERT HATHER and COLEEN EDWARDS in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: ROBERT HATHER and COLEEN EDWARDS be appointed as personal representatives to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: DECEMBER 22, 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, Attala Law, APC 1502 Higuera St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-543-1212 December 3, 10, 17, 2020

Notice of Public Sale

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC. Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned is hereby given notice that a public lien sale of the following personal property will be held online at storageauctions.net and will end at the hour of 11 AM on the 5th Day of January, 2021 where said property has been stored and which are located at:

LEGAL NOTICES Downtown Mini Storage, 9200 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422 County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, the following Jose Carlos Cespedes Tools, table saw, refrigerator, floor buffer, ladder, dresser, bookcase, industrial lights, cooler Cameron Lewis Skateboard, laptop, table, chairs, kitchenware, bike wheels, bed frame, misc boxes/bins Marc Naslund Tools, carjack, bike, bottle maker, luggage Theresa Washburn Appliances, washer/dryer, refrigerator, table, chair, furniture, household décor, misc boxes December 10, 17, 2020

Notice of Public Sale

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC. Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned is hereby given notice that a public lien sale of the following personal property will be held online at storageauctions.net and will end at the hour of 10 AM on the 5th Day of January, 2021 where said property has been stored and which are located at: Traffic Way Storage, 5395 Traffic Way, Atascadero, CA 93422 County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, the following Cody Brown Skateboards, long board skateboard, tools, telescope, wood flooring, flooring underlayment, paint supplies, dart board, duffle bags, misc boxes/bins Fredrick King Men’s & women’s clothing, misc bags/boxes/bins Fredrick King Men’s & women’s clothing, misc bags/boxes/bins Fredrick King Sleeping bags, bedding, men’s & women’s clothing, misc bags/ boxes/bins Ricardo M Hiatt Gun case, golf clubs, toolbox, rugs, easy chair, armoire, table, mini fridge, kitchen appliances, fan, household goods, dolly, sports equipment, toys, baby stroller, luggage, holiday decorations, luggage, misc boxes/bins December 10, 17, 2020

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2014-06228-CA A.P.N.:025-523-061 Property Address: 139 Via Fuchsia, Paso Robles, CA 93446

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE

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 注:本文件包含一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요 약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Trustor: CHARLES SMIT AND SASKIA SMIT, HUSBAND AND WIFE

LEGAL NOTICES AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 06/10/2005 as Instrument No. 2005047542 in book —-, page—and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, Date of Sale: 01/21/2021 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: IN THE BREEZEWAY ADJACENT TO THE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES BLDG. LOCATED AT 1087 SANTA ROSA STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 887,117.05 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: 139 Via Fuchsia, Paso Robles, CA 93446 A.P.N.: 025-523-061 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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: $ 887,117.05. 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)-9608299 or visit this Internet Web

LEGAL NOTICES site http://www.altisource.com/ MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2014-06228-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: October 8, 2020 Western 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. December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2016-01804-CA A.P.N.:092-137-008 Property Address: 759 Viola Court, Nipomo, CA 93444

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 注:本文件包含一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요 약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 04/04/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Trustor: Gerald L. Davis And Linda J. Davis, Husband And Wife As Joint Tenants Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 04/18/2007 as Instrument No. 2007026248 in book —-, page—and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, Date of Sale: 01/21/2021 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: IN THE BREEZEWAY ADJACENT TO THE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES BLDG. LOCATED AT 1087 SANTA ROSA STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 449,900.86 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: 759 Viola Court, Nipomo, CA 93444 A.P.N.: 092-137-008 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or

LEGAL NOTICES 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: $ 449,900.86. 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)-9608299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource.com/ MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2016-01804-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: September 25, 2020 Western 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. December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0622

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Gerard John Joseph Horn II filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Gerard John Joseph Horn II to PROPOSED NAME: Jay Horn 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

LEGAL NOTICES 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: January 20, 2021, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 By Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: November 30, 2020 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME NEW FILE NO. 2020-2277 OLD FILE NO. 2020-2057 Retreat Management, Archer, 1040 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 10/09/2020. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Patrick Archer Wilkinson (456 Manzanita Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business was conducted by An Individual /s/ Patrick Wilkinson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-12-2020. 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. November 19, 26, December 3, & 10, 2020

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME NEW FILE NO. 2020-2315 OLD FILE NO. 2016-2551 C & C Landscaping, 282 Templeton Cemetery Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 11/02/2016. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Chelsey Lee Clagg (282 Templeton Cemetery Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business was conducted by An Individual /s/ Chelsey Lee Clag. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-2020. 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. Currens, Deputy Clerk. November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020

SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: John H. Pascale and Does 1-20, Inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Jaleah Brynn CASE NUMBER: 20LC-0659

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 NOTICES 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: 20-LC-0659 The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO 1050 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Andrew W. Hays 1220 Marsh Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 805-541-3400 Date: 10/27/2020 By: /s/ Michael Powell, Clerk /s/ Matthew K. Zepeda, Deputy Clerk November 26, December 3, 10, & 17, 2020, 2020

SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): John Christopher Ritchason You have been sued. Read the information below and on the next page. Petitioner’s name is: Pamela June Ritchason Case Number: 20FL-0502

You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courts. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: Restraining orders are on page 2: These restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. 1. The name and address of the court are: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA County of San Luis Obispo 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney are: Pamela June Ritchason 1866 7th St. Los Osos, CA 93402 805-801-3965

LEGAL NOTICES A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: ROBERT HATHER and COLEEN EDWARDS in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: ROBERT HATHER and COLEEN EDWARDS be appointed as personal representatives 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 ZOOM HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: DECEMBER 22, 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. ZOOM MEETING ID: 979 6596 1551 ZOOM MEETING PASSWORD: 79513 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, Attala Law, APC 1502 Higuera St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-543-1212 December 3, 10, 17, 2020--

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOHN A. ROFFONI CASE NUMBER: 20PR-0335

NOTICE OF ZOOM APPEARANCE FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE DECEMBER 22, 2020, 9:00AM Dept 9 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: JOHN A. ROFFONI

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(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): When author Ernest Hemingway was working on the manuscript for his novel A Farewell to Arms, he asked his colleague F. Scott Fitzgerald to offer critique. Fitzgerald obliged with a 10-page analysis that advised a different ending, among other suggestions. Hemingway wasn’t pleased. “Kiss my ass,” he wrote back to Fitzgerald. I suggest a different approach for you, Libra. In my view, now is a good time to solicit feedback and mirroring from trusted allies. What do they think and how do they feel about the current state of your life and work? If they do respond, take at least some of it to heart.

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(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Mistletoe is a parasite that grows on trees, weakening them. On the other hand, it has been a sacred plant in European tradition. People once thought it conferred magical protection. It was called “all-heal” and regarded as a medicine that could cure numerous illnesses. Even today, it’s used in Europe as a remedy for colon cancer. And of course mistletoe is also an icon meant to encourage kissing. After studying your astrological potentials, I’m proposing that mistletoe serve as one of your symbolic power objects in the coming months. Why? Because I suspect that you will regularly deal with potencies and energies that could potentially be either problematic or regenerative. You’ll have to be alert to ensure that they express primarily as healing agents.

(April 20-May 20): What’s the cause of the rumbling at the core of your soul? How do we explain the smoke and steam that are rising from the lower depths? From what I can discern, the fire down below and the water down below are interacting to produce an almost supernatural state of volatile yet numinous grace. This is a good thing! You may soon begin having visions of eerie loveliness and earthshaking peace. The clarity that will eventually emerge may at first seem dark, but if you maintain your poise it will bloom like a thousand moons.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Author and student Raquel Isabelle de Alderete writes wittily about her paradoxical desires and contradictory qualities. In accordance with current astrological omens, I encourage you to ruminate about your own. For inspiration, read her testimony: “I want to be untouchably beautiful but I also don’t want to care about how I look. I want to be at the top of my class but I also just want to do as best as I can without driving myself to the edge. I want to be a mystery that’s open to everybody. A romantic that never falls in love. Both the bird and the cat.”

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Novelist Tom Robbins says you have the power to change how you perceive the world. You can change reality—and how reality responds to you—by the way you look at it and interpret it. This counsel is especially useful for you right now, Leo. You have an unparalleled opportunity to reconfigure the way you apprehend things, and thereby transform the world you live in. So I suggest you set your intention. Vow that for the next two weeks, every experience will bring you a fresh invitation to find out something you didn’t know before.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi was reelected in 2019. During his campaign, the Virgo-born politician arranged to be photographed while wearing the saffron robes of a Hindu priest and meditating in an austere Himalayan cave. Why did he do it? To appeal to religious voters. But later it was revealed that the “cave” was in a cozy retreat center that provides regular meals, electricity, phone service, and attentive attendants. It will be crucial for you to shun this type of fakery in 2021, Virgo. Your success will depend on you being as authentic, genuine, and honest as you can possibly be. Now is an excellent time to set your intention and start getting yourself in that pure frame of mind.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I’m envisioning a scene in which you’re sitting on a chair at a kitchen table. At the center of the table is a white vase holding 18 long-stemmed red roses. The rest of the table’s surface is filled with piles of money, which you have just unloaded from five mysterious suitcases you found at your front door. All of that cash is yours, having been given to you no-strings-attached by an anonymous donor. You’re in joyful shock as you contemplate the implications of this miraculous gift. Your imagination floods with fantasies about how different your life can become. Now, Sagittarius, I invite you to dream up at least three further wonderfully positive fantasies involving good financial luck. That’s the medicine you need right now.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Boisterous Capricorn novelist Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) once made the following New Year’s Eve Toast: “To all the devils, lusts, passions, greeds, envies, loves, hates, strange desires, enemies ghostly and real, the army of memories, with which I do battle—may they never give me peace.” Right now I suspect you may be tempted to make a similar toast. As crazy-making as your current challenges are, they are entertaining and growth-inducing. You may even have become a bit addicted to them. But in the interests of your long-term sanity, I will ask you to cut back on your “enjoyment” of all this uproar. Please consider a retreat into an intense self-nurturing phase.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In the French city of Strasbourg, there’s a wine cellar built in the year 1395. Among its treasures is a barrel filled with 450 liters of wine that was originally produced in 1472. According to legend, this ancient beverage has been tasted on just three occasions. The last time was to celebrate the French army’s liberation of Strasbourg from German occupation in 1944. If I had the power, I would propose serving it to you Aquarians in honor of your tribe’s heroic efforts to survive—and even thrive—during the ordeals of 2020. I’m predicting that life in 2021 will have more grace and progress because of how you have dealt with this year’s challenges.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There are too many authorities, experts, know-it-alls, and arrogant ideologues trying to tell us all what to do and how to do it. Fortunately, the cosmic rhythms are now aligned in such a way as to help you free yourself from those despots and bullies. Here’s more good news: Cosmic rhythms are also aligned to free you from the nagging voice in your own head that harass you with fearful fantasies and threaten you with punishment if you aren’t perfect. ∆

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