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he once unified call for a distinct Central Coast region separate from Southern California is becoming increasingly disjointed as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties continue to rise. On Dec. 29, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a three-week extension of his Dec. 6 stay-athome order in Southern California, just as SLO County Public Health reported its highest number of hospitalizations—59, including 12 intensive care unit (ICU) cases—so far in the pandemic. Public Health officials say 36 SLO County residents have died of COVID-19 since the start of December, adding up to nearly 50 percent of the county’s total coronavirus-related deaths. “This pandemic is taking a human toll here in SLO County and we need every single person to do everything you can to stop the surge and protect the lives of those around us,” SLO County Public Health Officer Penny Borenstein said in a Dec. 29 press release. Still, SLO County officials haven’t rescinded their call for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties to be split from the Southern California region in state COVID-19 considerations. The Southern California region is part of a new state system for tracking and slowing California’s 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 ICU availability drops to or below 15 percent. Gov. Newsom outlined the new method at a Dec. 3 press conference, and including the the Central Coast in the Southern California region, which encompasses 23 counties, sparked immediate pushback from local community members and public health officials. At the time, the Tri-Counties were collectively faring significantly better than the rest of Southern California, and in a Dec. 7 letter addressed to acting state Health Officer Erica

COVID-19 outbreaks continue to rock SLO County

San Luis Obispo County is working to stomp out multiple COVID-19 outbreaks at various shared living facilities, as cases countywide soar to new record highs. An outbreak of more than 15 residents and staff at the 40 Prado Homeless Center in San Luis Obispo has continued to grow—forcing the 70-bed shelter to close to outsiders at a time when it normally opens its doors as a warming center during inclement weather. Community Action Partnership of SLO (CAPSLO) Deputy Director Grace McIntosh said that the outbreak, which started the week of Dec. 14, appears to be leveling off. Infected or vulnerable 40 Prado residents who don’t need hospital care

THE REGIONS A map shows the state of California’s five regions, with four of them under stay-at-home orders, including the Southern California region that SLO County is part of.

Pan, public health officers and directors in SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties wrote that “the utilization of such a large and diverse regional assignment is not reflective of the risks for our Central Coast area.” Now, while the Southern California region as a whole has 0 percent ICU capacity, SLO and Santa Barbara Counties have 35 combined ICU beds available, lower than what was available between the two counties at the beginning of December. Still, some elected officials are continuing their push for a separation of regions. In a Dec. 22 letter to Gov. Newsom, several state senators and Assembly members, including Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo), requested once again that a new region be created for the Tri-Counties. Cunningham posted the letter to his Facebook page on Dec. 30 and wrote that lumping the Central Coast in with SoCal “still makes zero sense.” “Glad to be a part of a regional, bipartisan group of legislators who represent SLO, Santa

Barbara, and Ventura counties asking the governor to group the three counties into a new Central Coast region,” Cunningham wrote. “This would better represent the true local situation and allow some of our businesses to reopen.” Michelle Shoresman, a spokesperson for SLO County Public Health, wouldn’t say whether the state had officially responded to the TriCounties petition or if the Tri-Counties still want to create their own region. But Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg said in an interview with New Times that splitting from Southern California is no longer a priority. “For right now it does not make any sense because we are not in better shape than the other areas. We are not in better shape than San Diego even,” Ansorg said. “ … I think the idea was that with the Central Coast alliance we might be ready to get out of this sooner, but I don’t think that is a very viable solution quite frankly.” ∆ —Kasey Bubnash and Malea Martin

have been quarantining in motel rooms. The shelter community is getting tested once per week by Public Health staff until all results come back negative. The most recent round of tests found a handful of new positive cases, McIntosh said. “That only prolongs our ability to open back up,” said McIntosh, concerned that those who are homeless will struggle to find shelter during a forecasted stretch of rain. CAPSLO, which runs the shelter, is asking for donations from the community to help adequately staff 40 Prado during the health crisis. At the SLO County jail, an outbreak that began on Dec. 10 has now grown to at least 20 inmates and seven correctional deputies. On Dec. 28, the SLO County Sheriff’s Office

reported that 15 inmates tested positive after Public Health tested 100 asymptomatic inmates. Two other inmates also tested positive during booking screenings. “They are not linked to an outbreak in the jail,” Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Grace Norris said of the latter two inmates. The Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release that it will continue to isolate positive cases and test its jail population “until the outbreak is over.” In addition to 40 Prado and the jail, SLO County is also responding to multiple outbreaks at senior care centers and assisted living facilities. Public Health spokesperson Michelle Shoresman declined to provide specifics on which facilities are affected, but told New Times

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via email: “We continue to support a number of organizations and congregate care/living facilities with outbreaks throughout the county.” “Each time, our response is similar,” Shoresman said. “We assist the facility with technical assistance and guidance on testing, contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine.” As of press time, SLO County had 2,245 active COVID-19 cases—the most since the start of the pandemic—with 58 hospitalized, 11 in ICUs, and 82 total deaths. —Peter Johnson

Oceano waits for coming rain to test new drainage system

The first week of 2021 is forecasted to bring some much-needed rain to San Luis Obispo County, and for residents in Oceano, the coming showers could be the first real test of a recently completed drainage project aimed at limiting flooding on Highway 1. The Oceano Drainage Improvement Project has been in the works for years, and in March, the SLO County Department of Public Works started paving a number of streets near the intersection of Highway 1 and 13th Street, where high-traffic roads are routinely closed due to flooding after even moderate rainfall. Construction wrapped up in June, and according to Capital Projects Manager Genaro Diaz, it’s expected to minimize the frequency and severity of flooding events on roads neighboring Highway 1 and 13th Street and in hard-hit homes in the Meadow Creek Lagoon area. “And just a reminder,” Diaz told New Times, “this is not a fix-all.” Diaz said county funding constraints and the difficulties that often come with trying to repair state-owned roads like Highway 1 have long been the primary barriers in improving drainage in Oceano. That, he said, and Oceano’s general geography, situated at a low point where water that runs off of nearby hills collects. There are similar ponding issues that need to be addressed throughout Oceano and SLO County in general, but Diaz said the intersection of Highway 1 and 13th is heavily trafficked by emergency vehicles and truckers, making it a critical location that received priority treatment. The $6.4 million Oceano Drainage Project—which was funded by several local, state, and federal programs and grants, including the Oceano Community Services District Fund and a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan—most recently included laying pavement to create a crown in the center of several roads, so that storm water on the east side of Highway 1 is conveyed to Arroyo Grande Creek. Although SLO County saw some rain just a few days after Christmas, Diaz said it wasn’t enough water to truly test the new system. But he’s confident it will make a big difference. “So again if there’s a large storm event you’ll probably still see some ponding,” he said, “but hopefully it goes away within a couple of hours.” Oceano residents and businesses owners like Jack Quint, owner of Quintessa Coffee Roasters, are welcoming any and all attempts at

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AWAITING THE TEST A recently completed drainage improvement project is expected to reduce flooding in Oceano, and it could be tested by rains forecasted for the first week of 2021. Many areas of Oceano are prone to flooding during moderate rains such as during 2018.

limiting flooding. Quint and his wife opened their Front Street coffee shop in 2018 and immediately noticed that every time Oceano had just moderate rainfall, it would lead to flooding on Front Street and in the alley behind his shop. They’ve always been pretty much able to keep the water out of the building, but last year after a few days of heavy rain, several inches of filthy floodwater made its way into the Quintessa building. It didn’t cause any major damage, but Quint said he’d rather not deal with such an incident again. “We’re hopeful,” he told New Times. “It’s yet to be seen.” Another Front Street business, The Place on PCH, essentially gets about 8 inches of water inside every time it rains, according to owner Darcy Badiali. It’s been such a consistent issue for so long that The Place lifted its floor off the ground with railroad ties. Now they just wait out the rain without issue, Badiali said. Still, he said the pooling in the roads is a serious traffic hazard at an already dangerous intersection. Cars get stalled in the puddles and cause blockages, and emergency vehicles struggle to get through. Though Badiali said he’s not 100 percent confident the drainage project will help, he’s got his fingers crossed. “I hope that it works,” he said. “It just hasn’t been tested. There hasn’t been enough rain to test it.” —Kasey Bubnash

SLO County grows COVID-19 vaccine capacity

More than 1,300 front-line health care workers have now received COVID-19 vaccination shots in San Luis Obispo County, according to SLO County Public Health, and the department announced on Dec. 30 that it recently tripled its vaccine supply to about 7,000 doses. The first batch of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that arrived in SLO between Dec. 16 and 22 went to inoculate hospital workers, first responders, dialysis staff, primary and urgent care clinicians, and home health care workers. Now, SLO County is inviting all health

care workers who provide “direct, inperson clinical care”—and aren’t getting vaccinated through their employer—to sign up for a shot via the Public Health Department. Workers eligible for vaccinations now include specialists, like optometrists, chiropractors, podiatrists, dentists, and physical therapists. “This protects them and the people in their care,” SLO Public Health Officer Penny Borenstein said in a Dec. 30 press release, “as COVID-19 surges in our community.” Residents and staff at long-term care facilities are also beginning to get vaccinated through CVS and Walgreens, Borenstein said. The state is taking charge of vaccination efforts in its local facilities, like the California Men’s Colony and Atascadero State Hospital, which were hit with multiple COVID-19 outbreaks this year. SLO County’s two hospital systems— Dignity Health and Tenet Healthcare— received their own allotments of vaccine from local and state public health agencies. At Dignity Health, that supply will be enough to inoculate its entire area workforce, according to spokesperson Sara San Juan. “At this time, Dignity Health has sufficient supply to offer vaccinations to all local Dignity Health employees and medical staff members,” San Juan told New Times. Moving forward, SLO County will next look to start vaccinating “other vulnerable populations and essential workers,” but it doesn’t expect to receive sufficient supplies to do so until February or March. Borenstein promised to outline the specific distribution priorities in January, based on state and federal recommendations. “I recognize that many more people in our community, including our medically vulnerable neighbors and our essential workers, are also ready for the vaccine,” Borenstein said. “I wish we could bring the vaccine to everyone in SLO County who wants it today. We are working swiftly to vaccinate our front-line health workers first, then the many other important and valued people in our community.” ∆ —Peter Johnson


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he coronavirus has changed lives across the globe for better or worse. SLO County resident Roxi Buchanan decided to adapt to that change and turn an unfortunate job loss into a new business venture. Buchanan worked for the Cracked Crab restaurant in Pismo Beach for nearly 14 years until she was laid off in March. She told New Times that she’s not one to sit still and needed to do something to keep herself occupied, so she revisited her side business. In 2014 Buchanan became a doTERRA Essential Oils specialist and participated in vendor shows, artisan markets, and fairs, but she had put it on pause for the last few years. Picking up right where she left off, Buchanan reached out to old customers, cultivated some new ones, and started hosting virtual workshops and make-and-takeparties. As the months went on, Buchanan said she noticed her clients were “Zoomed out” once their children NEW VENTURES Roxi Buchanan opened returned to school and many had The Natural Toolbox at the Pismo Beach virtual work meetings. Premium Outlets in October, after losing her Buchanan had been in the job at the Cracked Crab restaurant due to the hospitality industry for many years, COVID-19 pandemic. and she realized she missed the constant flow of customers and and daughter, Kaleigh Gregory—business interacting with the public. partners, and boyfriend, Aaron Bevan. Noticing a few unoccupied storefronts The Natural Toolbox has a signed lease at the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets, she agreement with the outlets until Feb. 15, called the property manager and asked 2021, but Buchanan is hoping to renew what it would take to get a mall cart her lease for another three months. she could sell her oils out of and “talk to people throughout the holidays.” Fast facts “He came back and said, ‘Well, what’s • SLO County UndocuSupport it going to take to get you inside because announced the establishment of the SLO I have a bunch of empty buildings and County UndocuSupport Fund at The I really need to get the lights on for the Community Foundation San Luis holidays,’” she said. Obispo County. UndocuSupport is a Buchanan opened her shop with the help collaborative effort of local organizations, of business partners, including her mother, as well as partnerships with local artisans— community leaders, and concerned individuals who came together in April who, coincidentally, are also female duos, 2020 during the early stages of the mothers and daughters or sisters. COVID-19 pandemic to provide support “My mom and I grew up in a for local undocumented and mixed-status consignment shop that my grandma immigrant families left out of pandemic ran in the little town of Oakdale, so we already knew the business plan and what relief programs. During the past eight months, the organization has raised it would take,” Buchanan said. “It just more than $85,000 from 175 local donors, started taking shape in a fun way, and I distributed more than $80,000 in grants really didn’t know what to expect.” to more than 500 local families, received Buchanan opened the doors to The more then $220,000 in grants from the Natural Toolbox pop-up shop in California Immigrant Resilience fund, October. What started as a place to sell and provided support to nearly 2,000 her essential oils, oil-infused products, residents in 17 SLO County communities. and aroma therapy tools turned into a Visit sloundocusupport.org for more info. hub for local artisans. • Women’s March SLO is hosting The Natural Toolbox has about 20 Power Up Democracy, a virtual march partnerships with more on the way. It on Jan. 23, to celebrate the movement’s has sea glass and wrapped jewelry from work and the inauguration of Kamala Seaside Treasures Morro Bay, resin art Harris as the United States’ first ever by mother-daughter duo Art Gradient, female vice president, a record number of and other handmade goods. women elected to the U.S. Congress, and “There is a lot of opportunity where a diverse new administration. For a list there wasn’t one before, and I think that of the event’s speakers and how to RSVP, if the pandemic hadn’t come in the first visit womensmarchslo.com. ∆ place I wouldn’t have found myself in this position,” she said. Buchanan said her shop couldn’t have Staff Writer Karen Garcia wrote this come together without her family— week’s Strokes and Plugs. Send tidbits to including her mother, Dena Buchanan, strokes@newtimesslo.com.

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DEATH NOTICES NATRA RUTH LUCAS, 49, of Camarillo passed away 12/6/2020 arrangements with Los Osos Valley Mortuary & Memorial Park

JOHN G SILVA, 87, of San Luis Obispo passed away 12/19/2020 arrangements with Reis Family Mortuary

ARTHUR BRAMAN, 82, of Arroyo Grande passed away 12/9/2020 arrangements with Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel

RICHARD JOHN BACCIGALUPPI, 75, passed away 12/19/2020 arrangements with Los Osos Valley Mortuary & Memorial Park

ANNA MARIE MARSALEK, 95, of San Luis Obispo passed away 12/12/2020 arrangements with Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel JAMES FRANCIS RYAN, 84, of Lompoc passed away 12/14/2020 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens

PATRICIA WILLIS, 70, of Los Osos passed away 12/19/2020 arrangements with Blue Sky Cremation DOROTHY JOHNSON, 84, of Atascadero passed away 12/19/2020 arrangements with Blue Sky Cremation

TOSHIE MEEHAN, 95, passed away 12/14/2020 arrangements with Los Osos Valley Mortuary & Memorial Park

RICHARD KENNARD JR., 68, of Paso Robles passed away 12/20/2020 arrangements with Blue Sky Cremation

MARY LEE ESCALANTE, 76, of San Luis Obispo passed away 12/14/2020 arrangements with Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel

RUTH KIERPATRICK, 85, of San Luis Obispo passed away 12/20/2020 arrangements with Reis Family Mortuary

DOUGLAS A. HALL, 71, of San Luis Obispo passed away 12/15/2020 arrangements with Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel JAMES FLANAGAN JR, 63, of Paso Robles passed away 12/16/2020 arrangements with Blue Sky Cremation EDWARD JANIS, 66, of Paso Robles passed away 12/17/2020 arrangements with Blue Sky Cremation FRANKIE JOE MADRID, 60, of Oceano passed away 12/18/2020 arrangements with Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel MARJORIE M. KLOPHER, 100, of Arroyo Grande passed away 12/18/2020 arrangements with Marshall-Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel ROBERT FRANK TURNER, 72, passed away 12/18/2020 arrangements with Los Osos Valley Mortuary & Memorial Park KEVIN PAUL HERTER, 65, passed away 12/18/2020 arrangements with Los Osos Valley Mortuary & Memorial Park JEREMY HAMPTON, 60, of Morro Bay passed away 12/19/2020 arrangements with Blue Sky Cremation NEDEGIA “SYLVIA” FERREIRA JOHNS, 78, of Arroyo Grande passed away 12/19/2020 arrangements with MarshallSpoo Sunset Funeral Chapel CHARLES THOMAS STEPHANIAN, 69, passed away 12/19/2020 arrangements with Los Osos Valley Mortuary & Memorial Park

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READY TO RIDE Trucks line up outside the entry to the Oceano Dunes SVRA on Oct. 30, the first day vehicles were allowed in the park after a seven-month closure. FILE PHOTOS BY JAYSON MELLOM

ENDEMIC PANDEMIC Almost everything that happened in 2020 was touched by COIVD-19, even the protests

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BY NEW TIMES STAFF verybody knows that the COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest story of 2020, with social and political tensions coming in a very close second—and almost certainly intertwined with the pandemic. Although California also had another record fire season in 2020, SLO County thankfully didn’t. The happiest county on the California coast made national news several times this past year with SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson’s and District Attorney Dan Dow’s stance against Black Lives Matter protesters and COVID-19 regulations, the arrest and prosecution of protest leader Tianna Arata, and COVID-19 positive case numbers taking up the bulk of that national attention. Local residents seemed to take issue with everything—facing each other in the streets with protests and anti-protests, bickering online in divergent Facebook groups and catty Instagram stories, shouting about COVID-19 regulations or a lack thereof, and actively calling for elected officials to resign over their alleged behavior on social media. Those beefs were often fueled by the spread of facts, rumors, half-truths, and lies on Facebook and other platforms, leading to tense city elections, especially in the city of SLO. And the pandemic continues, as do social and political tensions. So who knows what 2021 will bring? —Camillia Lanham

COVID-19 upends life on the Central Coast

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o say that COVID-19 was the story of 2020 would be, well, a major understatement. The novel coronavirus originating out of China swept through the Central Coast and California in multiple waves this year—infecting thousands and killing dozens locally, while disrupting just about every aspect of life. The public health response to the crisis was slow out of the gate: In early March, San Luis Obispo County received just a single test kit from the Centers for Disease Control. On March 14, the county confirmed its first case. Since then, the virus has reached more than 9,500 residents, hospitalized upwards of 450, and killed 70 as of press time. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s initial stay-athome order proved effective in slowing the virus’ spread in SLO County and beyond, as California became an early leader in how to “bend the curve.” But as the year wore on, citizens’ patience wore thin. Convoluted and oftenchanging state regulations confused and frustrated residents and business owners. Officials sent mixed messages

about the effectiveness of masks and the risks of various activities. Bars opened while schools stayed closed. Amid it all, the virus broke loose in two devastating waves that spanned the summer and fall, leading to thousands of deaths in California and a new stay-at-home order to end the year. Locally, SLO County residents and families coped with threats to their health and employment, school closures, food and housing insecurity, and much more. Hundreds of companies either scaled down operations or closed for good. Local municipalities lost millions of dollars in tax revenue. And while for months the county fared relatively well with the virus, COVID-19 cases soared to record levels in the fall with the start of the Cal Poly school year—the beginning of an outbreak that’s only grown in the ensuing months. As 2020 comes to an end, the Central Coast is in its most precarious position of the pandemic, recording all-time highs in daily cases and hospitalizations. With widespread distribution of COVID-19 vaccines still months away, this historic and tragic story of 2020 will spill over well into 2021. —Peter Johnson

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Protesting for justice

he death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd at the end of May Tsparked outrage and protests calling

HEALTH LEADER San Luis Obispo County Public Health Officer Penny Borenstein (pictured) was thrown into an unprecedented and unexpected leadership role in 2020 as she steered the local response to COVID-19.

for police reform across the nation. San Luis Obispo held several protests in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement from June to September with two ending chaotically. Dressed in riot gear on June 1, San Luis Obispo police officers deployed pepper balls and tear gas to disperse a crowd that gathered outside the department. The following month, a march led by Tianna Arata on July 21 made its way through the downtown area and onto Highway 101, blocking traffic and sparking outrage in many—including San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow, who called the protest unlawful on social media (the post has since been removed). Arata was arrested after the march ended and the crowd dispersed. The DA’s Office charged her with 13 misdemeanors. Elias Bautista, a member of the Santa Maria Youth Abolitionist group, was charged with one felony count of resisting an officer and two misdemeanors. In October, Dow charged YEAR IN REVIEW continued page 9


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PROTESTING CHARGES As national protests called for police reform, a July 21 protest in SLO led to the arrest of activist Tianna Arata, who garnered support asking SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow to drop the charges against her. YEAR IN REVIEW from page 8

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down rainbow ribbons in retaliation, and confronting each other as they placed the ribbons. Grover Beach reminded residents that the trees were private property and residents weren’t allowed to place anything on them. “It was unfortunate that the city had to step in and do this, but given what was transpiring, we felt that we had to step in as a city and really call time-out and urge people to show their support for their causes—be it law enforcement, first responders, Black Lives Matter, and other causes—on their own property,” Grover Beach City Manager Matt Bronson said. —Karen Garcia

six more protesters in relation to the July 21 march: Marcus Montgomery, Amman Asfaw, Joshua Powell, Robert Lastra Jr., Sam Grocott, and Jerad Hill. Arata’s attorneys filed a motion to disqualify the entire District Attorney’s Office from prosecuting the case against their client, citing Dow’s personal and political bias. On Dec. 11, SLO Superior Court Judge Matthew Guerrero came to the conclusion that (among other incidents of bias toward the protests) two emails seeking campaign donations less than 48 hours after the charges were filed against Arata, were enough to remove Dow and his office from the case. The case is now in the hands of the California Attorney General’s Office, which has yet to decide whether to take it on. —Karen Garcia

A different dunes debate

ike most years, 2020 was filled with fighting over the Oceano Dunes State LVehicular Recreation Area (SVRA)

The great divide

ocial media interactions surged this year, especially when it came to S arguing about wearing a mask, whether

COVID-19 is real, Black Lives Matter, or Blue Lives Matter. Groups created private social media pages for people with like-minded ideologies—SLO County Protest Watch, ReOpen SLO County, Protect Paso, Protect Five Cities, Protect Atascadero, Protect Santa Maria, and TakeBack SLO. The groups talked about one other, shared videos of what they saw as wrongdoing, and called each other names (such as “sheeple”). Some of the social media ire spilled out onto the streets. For instance, in June, Grover

A SHOCK San Luis Obispo County 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill’s sudden death in August sent shockwaves through the community.

DIVIDED TOGETHER SLO County residents were divided on many issues this year and those differences spilled onto social media.

Beach and Arroyo Grande residents tied ribbons around city-owned trees after an active shooter incident in Paso Robles to support local law enforcement who were injured while responding. The act sparked a back-and-forth between Blue Lives Matter supporters and those supporting Pride month. Videos shared on social media showed residents placing rainbowcolored ribbons around blue ones, taking

and the impacts vehicles have on the environment inside and surrounding the park. But when COVID-19 hit locally and State Parks closed the SVRA to vehicles on March 26, Central Coast residents had a unique opportunity to see what the beach could be like without vehicles and off-roading tourists. The temporary closure led to a renewed battle between off-roaders and conservationists, the former who argued that riding in the park offered an easy and safe way for people to stay sane during the pandemic, and the latter who said keeping the beach closed would give nesting snowy plovers a chance to breed in successful numbers. Without vehicles in the area throughout the spring, snowy plovers built nests

outside their “seasonal exclosures”— designated breeding areas that are off limits—and State Parks had attempted to prevent plovers from nesting in those areas in preparation for reopening. State Parks agreed to keep the Oceano Dunes closed to vehicles through Oct. 1 in a consensual cease-and-desist order with the California Coastal Commission. In the order finalized on July 7, State Parks agreed to halt a number of development activities that the commission claimed were unpermitted and possibly harmful to plovers. Hundreds of vehicles entered the park on Oct. 30 when it officially reopened to street-legal vehicles for the first time in months. Despite a statewide surge of COVID-19 cases, State Parks has no known plans to close the park to vehicles again. —Kasey Bubnash

Supervisor Adam Hill suddenly passes away

eteran San Luis Obispo County 3rd District Supervisor Adam V Hill’s sudden death on Aug. 6 sent

shockwaves through the county in the middle of an already traumatic year. The supervisor, who’d just won reelection to a fourth term in March, had a longdocumented struggle with depression, and a coroner’s report determined his death a suicide. Remembered for his work on homelessness, the economy, and the environment—as well as his ability to attract unending controversy— Hill left a sizable leadership vacuum YEAR IN REVIEW continued page 10

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DEMOCRATIC DUTY Despite the pandemic, voters broke the SLO County turnout record in the Nov. 3 election.

where they can avoid the outbreaks that have been common in congregate living facilities. Now, thanks to state COVID-19 relief funds, Paso Robles is on track to have its first homeless shelter up and running this winter. —Kasey Bubnash

November election proves historic

lection officials nationwide confronted an unprecedented task this year: to Eadminister a safe and secure presidential

election at the height of a pandemic. Not only did SLO County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong and his team pull it off, but local voters showed up in record numbers. Out of an all-time high 184,050 registered voters in SLO County, 88 percent turned out for the Nov. 3 election, easily topping a previous record set in 2008. To adjust to the pandemic, every voter received a mailin ballot and had a choice of 19 drop-box locations beginning in early October. Four days before Election Day, the county also opened up in-person polling centers. As the results were finalized and the historic nature of the effort sunk in, Gong took to calling the election “one for the ages.” Local election results proved less eventful than the candidates’ campaigns. In San Luis Obispo, city races quickly turned contentious as COVID-19’s economic impacts and Black Lives Matter protests shaped the debates. The lion’s share of attention went to the mayoral race, where incumbent progressive Heidi Harmon beat out leading challenger Cherisse Sweeney, a business owner, in what became a bitter battle between factions in the city. —Peter Johnson

Active shooter

t around 3 a.m. on June 10, 26-yearold Mason Lira opened fire at the A Paso Robles Police Department, shooting

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with his passing. Former SLO County Planning Commissioner and state Assembly candidate Dawn Ortiz-Legg filled the vacant seat in December upon appointment by Gov. Gavin Newsom. —Peter Johnson

Learning from a distance

hen SLO County’s schools first announced plans to close in midW March, it was a Friday, and within the

window of a weekend, administrators, teachers, and parents were forced to adapt to an entirely new model of education largely being carried out online. Teachers transformed their classrooms to virtual forums, administrators worked to identify families in need of computers and wireless internet, parents were suddenly tasked with schooling their children from home, and most extracurricular activities came to grinding halt. The transition was especially tough for some, including parents who can’t work from home and those whose children have special needs. When summer rolled around, a number of SLO County’s school leaders started mulling ways to safely reopen their schools for in-person instruction, and several applied for and received waivers to reopen through county Public Health. Though a number of districts had plans to reopen for some in-person instruction in

November and December, schools are now grappling with a post-holiday surge in local and national cases of COVID-19 and other logistical issues. —Kasey Bubnash

Unsheltered in place

pandemic made an especially tough year for Tthosehe2020COVID-19 experiencing or on the brink of

homelessness, and officials throughout SLO County struggled to offer services that struck a balance between public safety and public health. SLO County and city officials repeatedly came under fire for continuing to carry out homeless camp cleanups throughout the pandemic, despite Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance stating that people living in homeless camps should be allowed to remain where they are to prevent further spread of coronavirus. On May 18, SLO city officials and police officers forced dozens of individuals living in a camp near the Bob Jones Trail to move along so that human waste and trash dangerously close to the SLO Creek could be removed. While officials pointed to empty beds in the 40 Prado Homeless Services Center, and COVID-19 specific programs like those for safe parking, showering, and isolating in trailers and hotels throughout the county, homeless advocates say it’s safest for those without homes to stay where they’re already established,

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Sheriff’s Deputy Nicholas Dreyfus, 28, in the face. A manhunt for Lira ensued that included the Paso Robles Police Department, the SLO County Sheriff’s Office, SWAT, and the Special Enforcement Detail. Hours later, Paso police discovered the body of a 58-yearold male with a fatal gunshot wound to the head near the Amtrak Station at 8th and Pine streets. SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson speculated during a press conference that there was a “general theme floating around the nation of antilaw enforcement.” But he added, at that

point, all law enforcement could say was that the attack was unprovoked. The manhunt ended on June 11 with Lira’s death and more injured law enforcement officers. He was killed during a shootout with responding officers in the Paso Robles riverbed area. Lira was a transient from the Monterey area, had been in and out of jail and treatment centers, neglected to take his medication, and often believed he was a special agent or soldier. His father, Jose Lira, told the Associated Press that his son had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Asperger’s syndrome, and attention deficit disorder. —Karen Garcia

SLO police chief exits amid controversy

acing mounting criticism over the SLO Police Department’s handling of Black FLives Matter protests and for her role in

several high-profile cases lingering from 2019, SLO Police Chief Deanna Cantrell left her post in September to take the police chief position in the city of Fairfield. Cantrell’s departure came amid calls for her resignation. She faced backlash over a decision to deploy tear gas against protesters in a June 1 demonstration and for the arrest of Tianna Arata, a young Black organizer who’d led a march onto Highway 101 in July. Cantrell’s four-year tenure first took a rocky turn in 2019 when the chief left her loaded gun in the bathroom of El Pollo Loco. Cantrell’s and the department’s search for the weapon drew further scrutiny, as it prompted officers to search a county home without a warrant. A few months after that, she came under fire when a SLO police officer shot and killed a family dog—a case that recently ended in a $70,000 payout to the owners. SLO is currently undergoing a nationwide search for its next chief—a process that will surely make more headlines in 2021 as the city promises to improve its climate for underrepresented residents. —Peter Johnson

Podcast reinvigorates Kristin Smart case

n 2018 Central Coast native Chris Lambert began researching the Iunsolved disappearance of Kristin

Smart, a 19-year-old Cal Poly student from Stockton who didn’t make it back YEAR IN REVIEW continued page 11

A HELPING HAND Paul Andreano, a volunteer with Hope’s Village of SLO, hands out food to people living near the Bob Jones Trail, a popular homeless camp.


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to her friend’s apartment from a party in 1996. In an effort to get a comprehensive understanding of who Smart was before she vanished, the events leading up to her disappearance, who Paul Flores— the last person to see her—is, and what was currently happening with the case, Lambert conducted interviews with Smart’s parents and friends, an LA Times journalist, the SLO County Sheriff’s Office, and other individuals who knew Smart or Flores. In 2019, Lambert released six episodes of a podcast called Your Own Backyard that garnered local support and landed in the Top 10 on Apple’s True Crime podcasts in November of that year. The podcast pushed the SLO County Sheriff’s Office to publicly update the community of the state of the case. In 2020, Cal Poly removed failing grades from Smart’s transcripts, and the Sheriff’s Office served a total of four separate search warrants in SLO County, Los Angeles County, and Washington state. The searches were conducted at the homes of Paul Flores and his father, mother, and sister. Lambert released his eighth episode of the podcast in November 2020. —Karen Garcia

INVESTIGATIONS Mountainbrook Church pastor Thom O’Leary resigned amid allegations of inappropriate behavior, and church members wanted more transparency during the investigation.

Moutainbrook pastor resigns

ollowing investigations into alleged Fa paid inappropriate behavior in late 2019 and leave of absence, Mountainbrook

Consolidated health

enet Healthcare and Dignity Health—a national for-profit and national Tnonprofit hospital system, respectively—

own all five hospitals in SLO County and Santa Maria as well as a network of local outpatient services, clinics, and physicians. The two systems impact the care Central Coast residents receive in innumerable ways. That includes cost, and according to a 2020 New Times investigation of the cost of local health care, Tenet and Dignity made three times more revenue on third-party payers— like those on an employer-sponsored plan—than they did on Medicare patients in 2018 on a per-inpatient day basis. Locals and health care experts told New Times that the larger, highly integrated systems are using their market leverage to receive higher reimbursements from private insurance providers, which they say raises the overall cost of health care and causes anticompetitive impacts. The systems also largely control what services and medications are available to the Central Coast, as SLO resident Joanne Ruggles discovered when her husband, Phil Ruggles, died of an aortic dissection in the fall of 2019. Treatment typically requires emergency surgery, and Phil sought help at French Hospital Medical Center. There, Joanne said she was told that Phil couldn’t go into surgery

NOT FORGOTTEN Phil and Joanne Ruggles are shown at their surprise 50th wedding anniversary party in August 2018. Phil died a little more than a year later, after having an aortic dissection, a typically fatal event that couldn’t be treated because he was on a blood thinner.

immediately because he was on Eliquis, a new-era direct oral anticoagulant used to prevent blood clots. While there is an antidote, Andexxa, which almost instantly reverses the effects of Eliquis, Joanne said she was told that French Hospital doesn’t keep it on-site. Phil died while en route to another hospital in Los Angeles, and Joanne spent much of 2020 working to get the word out about Andexxa and the little known dangers of blood thinners. —Kasey Bubnash

Improvements at North Oak Park Boulevard

rover Beach residents finally made some headway in their longtime push G for safety improvements on North Oak

Park Boulevard—but only after a life was lost on the notorious road. Arroyo Grande resident Justin Kissinger was hit

and killed on Jan. 21 while attempting to cross North Oak Park Boulevard on foot, just minutes before a Grover Beach City Council discussion on possible changes at the intersection was scheduled to take place. Community members were outraged when Grover Beach City Council postponed that discussion to await the results of an investigation into the incident. Though investigators determined that it was Kissinger’s dark clothing and alcohol intoxication that likely led to his death, the accident underlined complaints Grover Beach residents have had for years about stretches of North Oak Park that they say are confusing and dangerous for both drivers and pedestrians to navigate. In April, Grover Beach City Council approved several changes to stretches of North Oak Park that city staff said would make the roadway safer for bikers, pedestrians, and drivers. —Kasey Bubnash

Church officials announced the resignation of former lead pastor Thom O’Leary and his wife, Executive Pastor Sherri O’Leary, on Feb. 2, 2020. The allmale church board emailed a resignation statement to the church community and local media outlets. The board stated that “credible allegations of inappropriate behavior” against Thom prompted the board to hire a third-party investigator shortly after the allegations were brought forward. The investigation found “those concerns” of inappropriate behavior “toward certain women” to be valid, but the specifics of the allegations remain unclear. Thom wrote a letter to church members stating that he repented for “three sins,” including: 1) excessive drinking in social settings, 2) overly hugging and touching the butts of three female staff members, and 3) texting women privately for an extended length of time. Mountainbrook Church parishioners said they were unhappy with the lack of transparency throughout the process, the lack of acknowledgement of Thom’s victims, and overall communication about the issue. ∆ —Karen Garcia Reach New Times staffers through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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Opinion It’s not Diablo that’s killing fisheries

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read with interest, the New Times article on Diablo Canyon sea water intake and discharge, “Changed habitat” (Dec. 17, 2020). Clearly, evidence does exist of the huge volume of planktonic sea life killed every year. However, it has apparently been forgotten that in the early days of Diablo Canyon, we still had an abalone fishery in San Luis Obispo County. Similarly, the red sea urchin fishery was founded at Port San Luis about 1972. At this time, too, we could still fish for clams at Pismo Beach and Morro Bay. Most of these shellfish resources went away before and during the early Diablo days. Did Diablo Canyon Power

Plant eliminate these food resources? No. This loss was caused by sea otters, not fishing, not Diablo Canyon seawater intake/discharges. And, this did not occur just at Point Buchon. These fishery losses occurred over an approximate 300 miles of coastline, north of Monterey to northern Santa Barbara County. Now the game is to extort money out of PG&E by making them out as “killers.” There is a whole lot more of this story which has been left out. I trust the $5.9 million will be spent on real restoration projects. Steve Rebuck San Luis Obispo

Re: Diablo is a marine life killer

percentage of PG&E’s total capacity, which should give you some idea of how much faith PG&E has in renewables. Yet PG&E is currently claiming that 37 percent of its production is renewable, when in reality this production is almost all natural gas. This happens because community choice aggregates purchase renewable energy credits based on outof-state renewable production. Because these sources already exist, there is no net reduction in carbon emissions. These credits presented to PG&E allow it to claim its natural gas production as renewable energy, even though its actual production still produces carbon emissions that stay right here in California. The 44 percent of its capacity that is currently nuclear will also be mostly natural gas, which is great news for frackers. So there you have it. Believe it or not. Mark Henry San Luis Obispo

The Mothers for Peace representative’s letter (“Diablo is a marine life killer,” Dec. 24, 2020) is fraught with the usual misleading information. For example. The affected area is about 4 acres of an ocean comprising some 62.8 million square miles, so the negative effect of Diablo’s thermal discharge is vastly exaggerated. I suppose that the sacrifice of the lives of billions of living beings is technically correct if you include amoebas and other microscopic beings. Another falsehood constantly promoted by the anti-nuclear crowd is that PG&E unilaterally decided to shut down Diablo Canyon for financial reasons and that therefore any economic and environmental consequences are all PG&E’s fault. That is not true. PG&E fully intended to seek renewal of its license and even invested in substantial upgrades in anticipation. But when the water board imposed the requirement to cease direct discharge into the ocean, the only viable alternative was cooling towers, and these are prohibitively expensive, so PG&E had no choice but to abandon all hope for renewal. So responsibility for the severe consequences to our community, including the loss of hundreds of millions in local tax revenue along with 1,500 high paying jobs, and the forced relocation of significantly more than a thousand of our neighbors and their families, falls squarely upon the water board, the likes of the Mothers for Peace and Sierra Club, and the governor and the 90 percent-plus of all Democratic legislators who took money from oil and gas interests to see to it that the closure happened. Remember to thank them the next time you see them. The final whopper propagated by the same crowd is that Diablo Canyon’s production will be replaced by renewables. That is impossible. We receive our power from PG&E, and it is a fact that renewables only amount to a small

A workhorse failure Regarding your cover story about Diablo Canyon (“Changed habitat,” Dec. 17), and without diminishing the marine impacts of once-through cooling, what is also being flushed “down the drain” by PG&E is nearly $100 million in ratepayer funds for their failed repair of Diablo’s Unit 2 main generator. As ratepayer advocates, the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility opposed this as too costly considering the barely five years of life left in the plant.

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It took 60 days of down time for the initial work in the fourth quarter of 2019. In 2020, the rebuilt generator was shut down three times for hydrogen leaks—the same problem the costly repairs were supposed to remedy—and has been offline for 84 days (as of Dec. 21). If not restarted by year-end, it will have been down more than 90 days, a 75 percent operational rate for 2020. If Unit 2 were the 24/7 workhorse we pay for, it shouldn’t call in sick one day out of four. The California Public Utilities Commission approved reimbursement for the repairs earlier this month, ironically during a commission meeting the morning after the generator had once again failed. SLO County needs to pay attention to this unsettling parallel with the scenario that shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Plant in 2013, well in advance of its license expiration: putting expensive new parts in an old plant but failing due to leakage within one year. PG&E’s electric rates are increasing again during financially stressful times, and regulators may have a hard time throwing more good money after bad. People should remember that no nuclear plant in California has ever operated to the end of its initial Nuclear Regulatory Commission license. David Weisman Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility San Luis Obispo

Them and us The other day I was attempting to assemble an item I had bought using translated directions that failed to discriminate between plural and singular nouns. The result was a lot of frustration, winging it, and do-overs. This got me to

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Letters thinking about the consequences of misapplying plural pronouns when referring to individuals instead of just using existing forms or creating a new singular pronoun. Every woman who ever attended school already knows that we have needed inclusive singular pronouns for more than a hundred years now, but the guardians of our language never did anything about it except to decide that in order to preserve proper grammar, they would treat the male pronouns “he” and “him” as the default. Thus, every textbook inherently denigrated all women by simply excluding them from the mix. Laws were written in the masculine when all people were being referred to. Texts always used the masculine when giving instructions or hypothetical examples. We need official recognition and use of pronouns that do not exclude individuals the writer intended to include, and do not create new problems by excluding those people from the concepts of “we,” “our,” and “us.” I, and many females, tried to offset this by using the awkward “he or she” or “him or her” and later shortened that to “s/he” and “s/him” to accommodate multiple genders in a group. Once you are referring to a single person as “they” by definition, “they” cannot be a part of “we,” just as “them” cannot be a part of “us.” Thus, the well-meaning but grammatically more awkward use of the plural to mean the singular has created a new perception that is at least as serious as the exclusion of females from professional writing. This is not supportable either socially or linguistically. We are marginalizing LETTERS continued page 13


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people through this practice, and it must stop. Personally, I would suggest something along the line of “s/he” and “s/him” solutions, which have been used by some in the past and did not lead to confusion. We create new words every year, so it is possible to do so, and thus resolve both the grammatical and social issues of the ham-handed misuse of existing words that will create a new great divide between those spoken of as “them” and those the world will continue to refer to as “us.” Carol J. Nelson-Selby San Luis Obispo

Oceano needs the county to do its job I completely agree with the letters by Cynthia Replogle (“A coming flood in Oceano”) and Lucia Casalinuovo (“Phony survey by State Parks OHV Division”) of Dec 17. Ignored by SLO County supervisors, Oceano deals with outrageous taxes, a blind eye to crumbling infrastructure, and choking traffic and fumes. So called “abandoned vehicles” are parked in streets and lots while their “residents” trash the area and threaten passersby. When will our county stand up for its citizens and clean up the garbage in our area? Patrick Fitzgerald Oceano

What’s going on? I really hate to complain about a place that is “suppose to help people” get off the streets and into stable housing, but why do the people in charge feel the need to strip others of their last shred of privacy? At the Motel 6 in Paso Robles, the new shelter, they have removed all of the window curtains from every room! WTF? What is happening here people? What is a woman supposed to do or a couple of married people? Have sex in front of a window? Talk about not thinking clearly. What kind of drugs are these people on? Maybe they need to be investigated, something is way wrong—they are even taking out the TVs in every room. The less people have for entertainment, the more trouble you will have at that place, and that’s a fact. Let’s make this work for the good of all around us and give some respect to these people. Jeff Richard Paso Robles

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The divisive, delusional left I n the 1850s, Abraham Lincoln reiterated Christ’s message that “a house divided cannot stand” in his famous “House Divided” speech that catapulted him to national prominence. Today, America stands more divided than any time since the Civil War. Look no further than the pages of this paper for the abyss that prevents us from listening and only ascribes the worst motives to anyone who disagrees. We live in a culture that assumes a mistake is a deliberate lie instead of repeating a cliché that turns out to be incorrect. One such cliché I took for granted came from a statement by Karl Rove, which I’d misinterpreted it to mean a majority of white Americans voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012. A letter writer corrected that: A majority of whites did not vote for Obama in either year (“For the record,” Dec. 24). However, a larger point was missed: When analyzed by age groups, you find that younger voters by age categories consistently voted in greater numbers for Obama than those in older age groups, according to the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Racism is a dying philosophy in America. That puts the lie to the fantasy that America is an inherently racist country and has made little progress in race relations. Older Americans were taught many myths about Black Americans, reinforced by Hollywood stereotypes, family attitudes, and institutional structures designed to divide us and keep us apart. Younger Americans, after 50 years of integration, are steadily demonstrating acceptance of others and revulsion toward attitudes that dehumanize. There are exceptions, but the exceptions are a fringe element that 99 percent of us would prefer not be our neighbors. Racism is learned; it is a product of ignorance, insecurity, and myths. It has to be taught. No child is inherently born a racist because of their color. Racism is a social construct, and it can be unlearned, as can all the attendant myths with time and familiarity. America has been working on this, quite successfully, in my opinion, until those with an agenda use race to tear us apart. I didn’t vote for President Obama in 2008 nor 2012. His race was irrelevant; his ideology and campaign platform were everything. Leftists can’t deal with that and must impugn the character of anyone who didn’t jump on board to elect the first Black president. Obama proved my misgivings to be correct in every category: economics, social policy, and foreign policy. Obama’s presidency resulted in a gravely weakened America and a catastrophe for the Middle East, a disaster that resulted

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in the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians in Iraq and Syria at the bloody hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) along with the ISIS mass kidnapping and rape of thousands of young women. Obama’s social policies were an abomination to me and to millions of people of faith, especially as executed by his political appointees. Obama had an enormous opportunity to unite us, but instead never missed an opportunity to divide us along lines of race and economic class. He left us a weakened nation and paved the way for the Trump presidency. The delusional left is steadfast in its assertion that Trump is a racist and moral reprobate, entangled with nefarious foreign connections. He is not and is little different from other powerful or popular men elected to high office. (Remember the Kennedys? They were womanizers all.) One writer waxed nostalgically for a Hillary Clinton victory, disparaging Trump’s election as proof of American racism/sexism (“Alive and well,” Dec. 17). For those of us who followed Hillary’s career closely, we saw an ambitious, cold, calculating, dishonest politician obsessed with power, a danger to the freedom and security of all Americans. There are lots of conservative, principled women I would gladly vote for, but never Hillary. The writer also asserts in these pages that Trump apologized for neo-Nazis at the Charlottesville riot, which he didn’t. The media continuously edit his comments in which he strenuously condemned the Nazi/antifa elements while attempting to point out that the third element, local citizens, had good people on both sides of the argument regarding validity of Civil War statues. Trump has condemned racists/Nazis no fewer than 19 times in speeches during his presidency, which the national media refused to report. In contrast to the Obama administration, which appeased Russia and sent nonlethal aid to the Ukraine in response to Russian aggression, the Trump administration sent antiarmor weapons, which Ukrainians used to kill Russian-backed insurgents. Trump also based American troops in Poland, warning Russia to desist from threatening the Baltic States. In the Middle East Obama’s advisors said defeating ISIS was too hard: Trump unleashed the American military and defeated ISIS in 90 days, rescuing thousands of young women subjected to the most barbaric treatment under ISIS captivity. Trump’s economic policy produced the strongest economy in my lifetime, and were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 would have been a banner year. The year 2020 was the pits, Trump is leaving, the left’s delusions continue. I fear 2021 will be worse, and I’m an optimist. ∆ Al Fonzi had a 35-year military career, serving in both the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Respond with a letter to the editor emailed to letters@newtimesslo.com.


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emember the good old prepandemic days when all we had to shred was dudes like Lannen Bowers, a 58-year-old SLO transient with a weird romantic fixation on Mayor Heidi Harmon, who on Jan. 6 charged past the front desk demanding to see her and had to be subdued by City Manager Derek “The Other Rock” Johnson? We were so innocent then, amirite? In January we were shredding the SLO Police Department for not releasing the body cam footage of Officer Joshua Walsh who shot Bubbers, a 7-year-old pit bull/boxer mix, while responding to false burglary call. Remember Paso Robles wackadoodle Gabriel Canaday, who’d been harassing his neighbor Tobin James Cellars, whose owner Tobin James Shumrick shot the tires off Canaday’s golf cart with a shotgun when Canaday was trespassing on winery property? Misty watercolor memories. In February, shredding the faux kerfuffle over then 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold’s Democratic challenger Ellen Beraud’s supposed anti-veteran stance due to a ginned-up controversy over the Atascadero veterans memorial seemed like a big deal. So did Andy Caldwell’s accusations of his opponent 24th District Congressman Salud Carbajal’s supposed march toward socialism. Or Caldwell’s absurd claim that the homeless population was bringing back

bubonic plague. Classic Andy, eh? We had no idea what was waiting around the corner in March. It started innocently enough. We discovered that muckmaker Kevin P. Rice was the man behind the “satiric” robocalls “Ku Klux Klan-endorsing” for reelection 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill, who—according to the call—would save SLO County from “lesbian,” “homosexual,” “sum-bitch perverts,” and keep SLO “straight again.” Rice’s robocall was just the shenanigans calm before the COVID-19 storm. Anybody want to chip in to print my T-shirt idea? “I survived 2020 and all I got was COVID-19 and this lousy T-shirt!” It’s gonna be a yuge seller! We basically spent the next 9 1/2 months shredding all the stupidity related to the misinformation and mishandling of this pandemic, but to break up the COVID-19 coverage fatigue, we did find time for a couple of other shreddy throwdowns. Remember when Eric Hoffman, president of the regional branch of the Utility Workers Union of America, sent an email to the SLO City Council threatening a “massive protest” if the city continued with its proposal to require new building construction be all-electric and ban natural gas? “If the city moves

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forward with another reading on a gas ban, I can assure you there will be no [social] distancing in place,” Hoffman added menacingly. How about in May when SLO Town officials decided it was time to drive out the homeless populations living along the Bob Jones Trail by Prado Road? That was a nice law enforcement move, but not nearly as “special” as their handling of their Black Lives Matter protests when the SLOPD shot pepper balls and tear gas at demonstrators. Overreact much? It wasn’t just law enforcement acting like thugs. Remember John “Pitmaster” Hackleman, owner of The Pit in Arroyo Grande, who dropped a 20-minute Facebook rant against protesters and later posted snipers on his business’s roof during a peaceful march. He seems stable. Of course, it didn’t help when Sheriff Ian Parkinson suggested a tie between BLM protests and the shooting of Deputy Nick Dreyfus by a purportedly mentally disturbed gunman when there was no connection whatsoever. No wonder all these social media Save-your-town’sname-here groups sprung up to further vilify anti-racism protesters. And who can forget District Attorney Dan Dow who suggested you’re probably going to get raped or murdered because Gov. Gavin Newsom released 8,000 short-time state prisoners due to COVID-19 concerns. “I am very troubled that victims of crime and other law-abiding citizens who are doing everything they can to follow

state and local directives in order to stay safe and healthy will now have to wonder if they will become the next victim of a career criminal who was released early from serving their prison sentence,” Dow wrote on the county website. Sigh. They were all due to be released within a year anyway. Dow also really put his Christian, right wing ideals on display. While Parkinson argued systemic racism didn’t exist in SLO County, Dow was busy saying he wouldn’t enforce state health and safety guidelines, especially for churches, which can praise and worship and sing their respiratory droplets right into one another’s ecstatic Jesusy faces. Let’s not forget the big fake story about BLM protesters extorting money from downtown SLO businesses. We’re still waiting for the alleged letter a bunch of people claimed to have seen but that no one seems to be able to produce. Or how about all those patriotic MAGA sycophants who set up counterprotests to BLM protests? Gotta love free speech! Trump in 2024! Woo hoo! Yep, it’s been quite a year. Who could forget Maulks, the catnapped feline whose perp was protected by SLO City Council candidate James Papp. Not a winning strategy, Jimmy-boy. What about Pismo’s accident-inducing beach slide? Winner-winner! Sayonara, 2020! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. ∆ The Shredder can’t wait for 2021. Send comments to shredder@newtimesslo.com.

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A Message from Michael Boyer Chief Executive Officer This year has been challenging for all of us — especially for those families who were already struggling. The pandemic has heightened the critical situations for families already living paycheck to paycheck. Those in the greatest need were hit the hardest and left overwhelmed by job loss, hunger, and the impact of kids missing months of school. Without Clubs, a generation of young, hopeful lives could be left behind. Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast has been a valuable partner in helping kids succeed for over 54 years. But this year, achieving means even more: it means surviving. Thanks to you, our Clubs adapted their services to help in new ways, and we couldn't have done it without you. But as COVID-19 carries on across the country, so does the need for food, childcare, necessary supplies, and the educational support kids require to build better futures. It's our responsibility to do all we can. Children right here in our communities need your help NOW. Our Clubs urgently need your support today. Without you, we won't have the means to provide programs to vulnerable kids, families, and communities. Your gift will go straight to work helping our 12 Clubs serve each community according to their unique needs — kid by kid and neighborhood by neighborhood. Support from friends like you will help Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast provide critical services such as:   

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This extra support can't continue without immediate extra resources. We CAN do this — but not without you. Our Clubs need additional staff and supplies to put these programs into action. We recently asked our Club members for their Santa Wish List. Instead of toys and electronics, many of our kids asked for basics like socks, sweaters, and warm clothing. Most of our teens asked for gift cards to a local discount grocery store. Children are asking for basic items that their families are struggling to supply. Thanks to you, our Clubs are there to nourish young lives with more than food and academics. Our caring teams continue to call Club kids weekly during this crisis, and online meetups of Club kids keep them in touch with friends. Your support helps Clubs act as a safety net for children. Not just for their futures, but also for their present. Make a difference, kid by kid. Right now, it's critical that we work together to make sure children and communities come out of this time stronger than ever. Clubs can't do it without you. Kid by kid, you help build better futures. Your gift today is absolutely necessary to answer the call for help. Please support their great futures now.

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Partnership Highlight- Justin Vineyards & Winery The Wonderful Company announced the recipients of the JUSTIN and Landmark Community Grants programs. Nineteen non-profit organizations and schools in San Luis Obispo and Sonoma Counties, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast, will receive funding from its COVID-19 and fire relief fund. Stewart and Lynda Resnick established a $1 million COVID-19 relief fund in August 2020 to support local programs, services, and resources in California’s Central Valley. In October, they added over $500,000 to assist organizations in San Luis Obispo and Sonoma Counties organizations. Non-profit organizations and schools that demonstrate community impact were eligible to apply for funding. Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast is thrilled to be the recipient of a $50,000 grant to support COVID-19 relief operations. We are so grateful to have such incredible local partners who believe in supporting their local youth. This gift will provide high-quality programming for local children and teens who need us the most. This grant will offset the increased expenses to run Boys & Girls Clubs programming following CDC guidelines.

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Thank you so much for your dedication to the kids in our community. During this challenging year, you helped Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast provide kids and families with the food, supplies and educational tools they desperately needed. Your generous support has done so much, but many families in our community are still reeling from the crisis, with lost jobs, little money and no school meals. They need your help to build back and thrive. From warm meals to online tutoring, you can bring them hope. I hope you’ll make a life-changing difference again with a special tax-deductible gift today. In the spirit of giving, please make your year-end donation to help children right here in our community have a bright future. Thank you and happy holidays! Make your donation today at bit.ly/helpBGCMCCkids or use the QR code. 24 • New Times • December 31, 2020 - January 7, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com

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DEC. 31, 2020 – JAN. 7, 2021

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Gallery Los Olivos presents its latest group exhibition, Winter Salon, in person as well as online at gallerylosolivosonline. faso.com, through Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. This annual salonstyle exhibit showcases works from more than 50 artists, including Britt Friedman, Patti Robbins, and Martha Inman Lorch. Call (805) 688-7517 for more details. The gallery is located at 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. —Caleb Wiseblood COURTESY IMAGE BY BRITT FRIEDMAN/COURTESY OF GALLERY LOS OLIVOS

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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.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: FLOWER POWER This exhibition will embrace the diversity of florals through two-dimensional and three-dimensional interpretations. Artists are invited to submit up to three 2-D (wall-hung) artworks in all media and 3-D: vases (up to three) and one Ikebana arrangement. Open to MBAA members and non-members. Jan. 1-Feb. 9 Entry fees vary; see entry forms. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org/index. php/upcoming-exhibits/. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. 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.

FEATHERED FRIENDS This group fine art show will showcase paintings of birds, in all media, and photography of birds—small birds and large birds of all descriptions, in all habitats, that call the Central Coast their home. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 29 Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay. NORTH SLO COU NT Y

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.

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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. Wednesdays, Thursdays, 12-4 p.m. through Dec. 31 Free. 805-238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

artist and designer Jordan Quintero. In this evocative new series, he explores the California landscape in oil paint, transparent varnish, and pyrography on hand built wood panels. Mondays-Sundays, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through Dec. 31 Free. 805-545-5401. jordanquintero.com. Big Sky Cafe, 1121 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo.

Cuesta College Harold J Miossi Student Exhibition went online. View student work, including the Salon des Refuses, on the website. Mondays-Sundays hjmgallery2020studentshow.org/. Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, 805-546-3202.

STUDIOS ON THE PARK: ONLINE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Check site for a variety of

show benefi ting NatureTrack, whose mission is to instill young students with leadership skills, attitudes, and habits for lifelong learning, and to inspire them to be respectful stewards of our natural world. Through Jan. 1, 2021 Free. 805-252-1100. oakgroup.org/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

virtual classes and workshops online. ongoing studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805-238-9800.

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CAMBRIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: VIRTUAL EXHIBIT WITH PLEIN AIR PAINTERS A call for artists. Contact the Gallery Director for questions (gallery@cambriacenterforthearts.org). Jan. 9-Feb. 28 Free; entry fees vary. 805-434-7060. gallery@ cambriacenterforthearts.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

COLLEEN GNOS: OPEN STUDIOS ARTIST Call or email for private tours of Gnos Art Studio. ongoing 805441-8277. 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. THE INTERMISSION SHOW This brisk 8- to 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/.

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PICKSAN LUIS OBISPO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2021 Stream entertaining musicals, comedies, dramas, and documentaries that explore Jewish life around the world. Also features filmmaker conversations and other free live-stream events each week. Jan. 7, 7 p.m. $10$50. 805-426-5465. slojff.com/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

SLOMA: WEEKLY ART PROJECTS Kids can enjoy new activities from home (posted online every Monday). Mondays sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, 543-8562. VIRTUAL ART AFTER DARK Tune into Facebook to see what local artists are up to. First Friday of every month Free. facebook.com/artsobispo. Downtown SLO, Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo.

VIRTUAL ART GALLERY Every Friday, we publish our Virtual Art Gallery to our blog and newsletter. Featuring artworks from customers and the community. Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo.wordpress. com/category/gallery-exhibits/virtual-gallery/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. VIRTUAL OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR Visit ARTS Obispo’s Facebook page to view works from several local artists and artisans. ongoing Free. facebook.com/artsobispo. Downtown SLO, Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo.

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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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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MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS Each 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.

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP FOR AGES 5-6 Each 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. Preregistration 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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MUSIC LESSONS AT COELHO Call or go online for the Academy’s current offerings. The Academy offers private lessons by the hour or half hour for all age groups and ability. ongoing 805-925-0464. coelhomusic.com. Coelho Academy of Music, 325 E. Betteravia Rd., Santa Maria.

PCPA: ACTORS TALKBACK Streams live on PCPA’s Instagram every Thursday and spotlights a different thespian guest each week. Hosted by Erik Stein. Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. Free. pcpa.org. PCPA: The Pacific Conservatory Theatre, 800 S. College, Santa Maria, 805-922-8313. ARTS continued page 26

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SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY: BOOK CLUB OVER THE PHONE A teleconference book discussion group, meets on the first Tuesday of each month. For more information email jgaytan@cityofsantamaria.org First Tuesday of every month, 2-3 p.m. 805-925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/ library. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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SB COUNTY AND BEYOND Photographic landscapes by George Rose. View online. ongoing Free. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-688-1082, wildlingmuseum.org.

SOLVANG SCHOOL: INSPIRED BY NATURE View the exhibit online. Features photography by 29 Solvang School Yearbook and Media students. The students, grades 7 – 8, were inspired by philosopher Henry David Thoreau’s quote: “All good things are wild and free.” ongoing Free. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511B Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-688-1082, wildlingmuseum.org.

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WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM Sara Curran Ice, PCPA’s Technical Theatre Program Coordinator/Designer, is conducting Workshops via Zoom for local high school drama students. Check site or call for more info. ongoing PCPA: The Pacific Conservatory Theatre, 800 S. College, Santa Maria, 805-922-8313, pcpa.org. WRITING CLUB TO GO: SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY The writing club is designed for students up through grade 12. The writing packs include a journal, and a variety of activities to both ease the pressure of writing and to inspire young authors. Registration required. Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 Free. 805-925-0994. engagedpatrons.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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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. SAN LUIS OBISPO

HUMBUG HOLIDAY

COMPLIMENTARY OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES

The Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) is offering patrons the chance to stream a new virtual musical, Estella Scrooge, through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. This production is described as A Christmas Carol with a unique twist and features a cast of more than 20 Broadway performers, including Tony-nominated actor and PCPA alumnus Patrick Page. Tickets are $29.99 for a 72-hour rental. Visit pcpa.org/estrellascrooge for more info. —C.W. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 26

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breathing and moving meditation. Beginners welcome, classes outdoors in Morro Bay. Wednesdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. 805-701-7397. charvetmartialarts.com. Grateful Body, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

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TAI CHI CHUN CERTIFICATION With the 2019 Tai Chi Instructor of the year. Ongoing courses. ongoing Call for

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-profit 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.

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those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction of a loved one. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Free. 805-221-5523. North County Connection, 8600 Atascadero Ave., Atascadero.

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.

NAR-ANON: TUESDAY MEETINGS Nar-Anon is a support group for those who are affected by someone else’s addiction. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. naranoncentralca. org/meetings/meeting-list/. The Redeemer Lutheran

People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you how to accomplish that. This Grief Recovery Program will make that possible while providing

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GRIEF RECOVERY AND SUPPORT PROGRAM

guidance. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. through Jan. 19 Total: $49 plus $12 book. 714-273-9014. cccsl.org/ classes/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

GRIEF RECOVERY AND SUPPORT PROGRAM (8 WEEKS) People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they do not tell you HOW to accomplish that. The Grief Recovery Program makes that possible and provides guidance. First Tuesday, Wednesday of every month. through Jan. 20 $49 plus $12 for book. 714-273-9014. cccsl.org/classes/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN SLO 2020 Visit Mission Plaza, which will include Santa’s House and the 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 themed Memory Moment Pods. Through Jan. 1, 2021 sloholidays.com. Mission Plaza, 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. METABOLIC CONDITIONING We use primarily our own body weight in this interval training class to run through exercises and drills to raise the heart rate, condition our muscles, and stay flexible. This advanced class also incorporates hand weights and sand bags, if you have them. Mondays-Thursdays, 8:15-9:15 a.m. $72. 415-516-5214. ae.slcusd.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo. 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.

SLO NOONTIME TOASTMASTERS CLUB MEETINGS Want to improve speaking and leadership skills in a supportive and positive environment? During COVID, we are meeting virtually. Contact us to get a meeting link for info. Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. Free. slonoontime.toastmastersclubs.org. 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. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 28

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Join us this January for a taste of classic Madonna Inn fare. January 3 to January 31 · 3 courses for $40 First Course: Choice of Soup or Salad Second: Choice of Beef Ribs, Prime Rib of Beef or Salmon Third: Slice of Pink Champagne or Black Forest Cake.

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ECLECTIC EXTENSION

The Morro Bay Art Association has extended its annual Winter Faire and Juried Craft Show, originally scheduled to close in January, to run through Monday, Feb. 8, 2021, at Art Center Morro Bay. This group exhibition features a wide range of artworks of various media, including paintings, photography, fine art, crafts, and more. Call (805) 772-2504 or visit artcentermorrobay.org for more info. The gallery is located at 835 Main St., Morro Bay. —C.W. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 27 SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

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.

HALCYON PSYCHIC WEEKEND

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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.

Offering a variety of techniques to provide guidance of love, travel, DEC. 31, 2020 – relationships, finance, and more. By JAN. 7, 2021 appointment only. First Saturday, Sunday of every month, 9 p.m. through Jan. 3 805-4892424. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

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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SOLVANG JULEFEST 2020 The 2020 holiday season event, which has been modified as per Santa Barbara County COVID guidelines, will entail multiple holiday happenings all located within the town. Through Jan. 1, 2021 SolvangJulefest.org. Downtown Solvang, Mission Dr., Solvang.

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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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BRUNCH IS BACK Celebrate the second Sunday of the month with brunch. Enjoy a two-hour cruise on the waterfront. Features fresh coffee, pastries, and more. Second Sunday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. 805-772-2128. chabliscruises.com. Chablis Cruises, 1205 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. 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.

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

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

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VIRTUAL HAPPY HOUR: LIVE MUSIC BY RACHEL SANTA CRUZ Live music streamed every Wednesday from the Schooners Deck. Tune into our virtual happy to hear some great music and watch the sunset. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Schooners, 171 North Ocean Ave, Cayucos, 805-995-3883, schoonerscayucos.com.

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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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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.

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SANTA MARIA PHILHARMONIC: FIRST FRIDAYS AT FOUR Featuring musicians from the Santa Maria Philharmonic, this monthly series of musical adventures are recorded in local settings and offered free to the public. First Friday of every month Free. smphilharmonic. org. Soundcloud (Santa Maria Philharmonic), Online, Santa Maria. ∆


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BY GLEN STARKEY

Happy New Year! Local musicians finish 2020 with Christmas videos

recording at his Laurel Lane Studio, while Bonnie Ernst of Pacific Coast Professional Media did the video editing using animation and stock clips as well as close-up shots of McKinley and Kincaid working their fretboard magic. Vocalist Judy Philbin wasn’t available f you’re like me, you’re probably for the video shoot, so Craig’s wife, Toni planning a great big nada burger for Kincaid, lip-synched to Philbin’s voice. One clip New Year Eve. Nobody wants to close shows a note to Santa signed by “Jack, Ty, and out the crappiest year in modern history Madison”—Kincaid’s nephews and niece. with a super-spreader event. However, “Snowflakes are falling, bright lights Craig B. Kincaid and Ynana Rose, and are calling, Santa’s driving his sleigh their respective musical cohorts, want tonight. He’s singing out to Dancer, you to squeeze the last couple drops of calling out to Prancer, and counting every Christmas cheer out of 2020 before we chimney in sight.” can look ahead to a new—and hopefully It’s a very sweet song with an effective live-music-filled—year. video—smiles guaranteed! On Dec. 21, Kincaid released the Ynana Rose decided to cover Billy Hayes brand new video for his original song and Jay W. Johnson’s holiday classic “Santa’s Gonna Be Here Tonight,” which “Blue Christmas,” sung most famously you can find on YouTube (watch?v=cA_ in 1957 by Elvis Presley: “I’ll have a blue SJFdgMH8) and Soundcloud (userChristmas without you. I’ll be so blue, just 867919964/santas-gonna-be-herethinking about you. Decorations of red on tonight). It’s a jazzy Western swing tune a green Christmas tree won’t be the same, that features terrific guitar work by dear, if you’re not here with me.” Kincaid, great fiddling by Ryan McKinley, “‘Blue Christmas’ is a jazzy, bluesy and lovely vocals by Judy Philbin. stroll through holiday heartache … a new Damon Castillo engineered and mixed the take on Elvis Presley’s iconic holiday song,” Ynana said. PHOTO COURTESY OF CRAIG B. KINCAID “The lyrics are sad and the music feels good. This 2020 holiday season will be hard for many of us, with bittersweet memories of lighter times. This song puts a smile on my lips, good memories in my heart, and a swing in my hips. I hope it does that for you too. Co-produced and engineered by Damon Castillo, it features Kenny Blackwell on lead guitar, Kristian Ducharme on keyboard, Dylan Johnson on electric bass, and Paul Griffith on drums.” It’s a great version, and you ‘SANTA’S GONNA BE HERE TONIGHT’ Craig can listen to a clip and buy it B. Kincaid recently released a new video for his original at ynanarose.hearnow.com/ Christmas song, available on YouTube and Soundcloud. blue-christmas, or watch the

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animated lyric video by Grant Thorshov on YouTube (watch?v=dZyr-qME5aM). Happy New Year! Wear a mask, get a vaccination when you can, and see you at live music shows hopefully in a couple of months!

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Streaming is better than nothing!

I have to commend all the local venues and music organizations for their tenacity and innovative spirit. They’ve continued to provide entertainment opportunities for their patrons despite dried-up revenue. There are quite a few recently released Central Coast productions available for online viewing. The Clark Center’s ongoing Winter Date Night series has been a blast, and past streamed events from November through December are still available for online viewing. If you missed one, go to the venue’s YouTube channel (ClarkCenterAG/) and watch An Irish Christmas, Dirty Cello, The Bronx Wanderers, Steve & Ash Duets, and Diana Boadella, which will remain up though Jan. 4. You can still make donations for these presentations, which will be split between the performers and the venue. OperaSLO has also been regularly posting previously recorded concerts. “I hope you’re all safe and well and preparing for peaceful and hopeful holidays,” Brian Asher Alhadeff, general and artistic director of OperaSLO wrote. “These videos are brought to you entirely free of charge, with the hope of bringing your families closer to one another. This time of year also reminds me how close we are as a community and how long we’ve been forced to separate.” Head to their Vimeo channel (showcase/ operaslo) to see Virtual Recital No. 4: Francesca Sola (soprano) with Susan Davies and Paul Woodring. Recorded at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church of San Luis Obispo on Dec. 9, 2020, and produced and filmed by Highlight Media, the recital features 12 great holiday classics and concludes with an audience sing-along. Sola, who’s based in Los Angeles,

HOLIDAY RECITAL OperaSLO presents soprano Francesca Sola in a concert recorded at Mount Carmel Lutheran Church of San Luis Obispo on Dec. 9, 2020, available on its Vimeo channel.

made her OperaSLO debut in the 2018 production of Oklahoma! She’s performed with San Diego Opera, Point Loma Opera Theatre, Center Stage Opera, and, in addition to appearing with L.K. Taylor Performing Arts Center, she toured with the California regional production of Les Misérables. Finally, I highly recommend you check out the 30-minute video by independent filmmaker Barry Goyette, which he made about Civic Ballet San Luis Obispo’s shortened version of The Nutcracker, featuring the Opera San Luis Obispo Grand Orchestra, available on Vimeo (492763360). This annual live holiday event was obviously canceled due to the pandemic, but the ballet created this special version that’s truly wonderful. Usually The Nutcracker clocks in at around 2 1/2 hours. They manage to stay true to the story in one-fifth the time. This is the first time in 43 years the live event was forced to cancel. ∆ Contact Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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Arts Artifacts

Equality Mural Project holds a pop-up gallery to showcase proposed mural art in downtown Atascadero

A new pop-up gallery in Atascadero is showcasing preview renderings of 10 proposed murals to be featured throughout the city in 2021. The exhibit is scheduled to remain open to the public but by appointment only through the end of February. Z Villages donated a commercial space to serve as the location for the pop-up gallery, at 6100 El Camino Real, suite B, Atascadero. Each of the upcoming murals, as part of the Equality Mural Project (EMP), will express different aspects of equality and inclusion, according to the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council. The artists behind the 10 murals are Irineo Medina, Cynthia Lujan, Katie Tam, Clarke Andros, Isaac Yorke, Brandy Pippin, Jackie Nguyen, Sally Lamas, Mia Franco, and Rachel Hamann. The EMP committee, made up of local artists and other community members, is hoping to raise proceeds to help fund the proposed murals by selling fine art prints of the mural art. The team also hopes the pop-up gallery will inspire viewers to donate to the project, with a fundraising goal of $40,000. To find out more about the mural project, visit equalitymuralproject. com or follow EMP on Instagram, @equalitymuralproject. Any businesses, organizations, or individuals that wish to partner with the project can contact the EMP team at equalitymuralproject@ gmail.com. The community is also welcome to send donations through Venmo (@equalitymuralproject). Checks to benefit the project can also be mailed to the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council, 1123 Mill St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

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A different path

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Jasmine Star Horan’s book explores Esalen Institute’s unique early childhood education project

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hat do you remember from your early childhood education? If you’re a product of public schools, it was probably how to be quiet, get in a straight line, and sit down when told to. But is teaching children to follow orders the best way for them to effectively learn? A lot of alternative systems have been developed from Montessori to Waldorf to the Reggio Emilia approach, and in Jasmine Star Horan’s new book, Gazebo Learning Project: A Legacy of Experiential and Experimental Early Childhood Education at Esalen, she chronicles another alternative: the Gazebo Park School approach. “It began as a human potential experiment at Esalen Institute that grew into an early childhood center called Gazebo Park School that operated there for 40 years,” Horan explained in press materials. “The place was a magical park, a creative outdoor space designed by children for children.” In her book, she shares the school’s “unique pedagogy that encompasses the belief that human potential movement begins in childhood,” Horan continued. “The book is focused on the core principles and practices of the Gazebo program such as Gestalt practice, the unique role of the teacher, the empowering view of the child, as well as the value of nature education and pure play.” Horan has intimate knowledge of the

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Gallery at Marina Square commemorates Bird Month with new group show, Feathered Friends

Gallery at Marina Square in Morro Bay presents Feathered Friends, an upcoming fine art and photography exhibition, which is scheduled to open on Friday, Jan. 1, and remain on display through Friday, Jan. 29. In recognition of January as Bird Month, the gallery invited participating painters and photographers to capture local birds native to different habitats throughout San Luis Obispo County. The featured artists in this group show include Jack McNeal, Alice Cahill, Beth Sargent, Greg Siragusa, Ardella Swanberg, Virginia Mack, Terry Garvin, and others. To find out more about Feathered Friends and other updates from Gallery at Marina Square, call (805) 772-1068 or visit galleryatmarinasquare.com. The gallery is located at 601 Embarcadero, suite 10, Morro Bay. ∆ —Caleb Wiseblood

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FROM STUDENT TO TEACHER Jasmine Star Horan was born and raised at Big Sur’s Esalen Institute, where she attended its unique Gazebo Park School. After earning a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s in teaching in Oregon, she returned to teach at the school.

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program, which was created in 1977 by teacher and former Esalen Director Janet Lederman to educate the children of Esalen workers. Horan was born and raised at the famed Big Sur retreat and educated at the Gazebo Park School. Later she received bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in writing from Southern Oregon University, and a master’s in teaching from Oregon State University. Then she returned to her roots to teach at Gazebo Park School. That teaching experience led her to see and understand her “own childhood through adult eyes as a writer and educator,” leading her LEGACY In Gazebo Learning Project: A Legacy of to “conceptualize her experience as Experiential and Experimental Early Childhood Education at a child” and inspiring her to write Esalen, author Jasmine Star Horan reveals the untold story the book as she recognized what a of the Gazebo Park School and its unique approach to early unique education the Gazebo Park childhood education. School offered her. If you’ve ever been to Esalen, experiences as Gazebo teachers.” you already know what a singular place it She says the book is for “parents, educators, is. Perched on cliffs above the Pacific Ocean, homeschooling families, therapists, and those it’s captivatingly beautiful and gifted with who simply love Esalen. At the intersection of natural hot springs. Overnight visitors often education, parenting, and self-inquiry, this is share living spaces with strangers. The last model of a human potential pedagogy which time I was there, I shared a room with a responds to the current moment and how we famous Hollywood actor and a dotcom multimust rethink the ways we educate children, millionaire. Meals are communal, consisting how we treat each other and the Earth. This in large part of organic produce grown on the book offers an integral model for how children retreat’s grounds. and adults can mindfully grow together Established in 1962, the nonprofit intentional through their physical, spiritual, emotional, and community offered workshops in yoga, Gestalt neurological learning processes in a naturepractice, meditation, massage, psychology, and based environment. By consciously cultivating more. You might even argue it set off the New emotional intelligence and eco-literacy, children Age movement. It makes sense that Esalen and adults can build skills for social and would develop a progressive nature-centric ecological activism needed for these times.” education system that emphasized learning According to the Esalen website, “Today through play. Gazebo’s spirit lives on in Big Sur Park Until 2016, Esalen offered about 500 Forest School, which serves the local Big Sur workshops a year for around 15,000 guests. community for children ages 2 to 6 at Esalen In February of 2017, Esalen was cut off when and other locations.” Highway 1 was closed by mudslides on both Gazebo Park School may be gone, but its sides of the hot springs. Guests were evacuated ideas remain in both Horan’s book and the Big via helicopter, and 90 percent of its staff was Sur Park Forest School, where “confidence, laid off. The Gazebo Park School’s 40-year resilience, and social-emotional awareness experiment in early childhood education came are cultivated through a relational, childto an end, but Horan’s book commemorates the centered learning approach and an emergent school’s philosophy and approach to education. curriculum.” According to Horan, the book offers insights Be quiet, line up, and sit down? No thanks. ∆ from more than 50 Esalen community Contact Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey at members “including many workshop leaders gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. whose work was germinated through their


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reated by Steve Yockey (Scream: The TV Series, Supernatural), this series focuses on charismatic Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco), an alcoholic international flight attendant who after a Bangkok fling with passenger Alex Sokolov (Michiel Huisman) wakes up the next morning to find him dead from a slit throat … and she has no memory of what happened. Back in the states, she’s questioned by the FBI and begins to wonder if she did it. To complicate things, she begins to imagine seeing Alex, with whom she has conversations as she attempts to unravel what happened. (eight 42- to 48-min. episodes) Glen What starts as something of a lark of a story becomes increasingly engaging, complicated, and deep. Yes, this is very funny, and Cuoco as Cassie is wholly engaging and likable, but as the story unfolds, we discover Cassie’s complicated relationship with her dead father (Jason Jones) and gay brother, Davey (T.R. Knight), and her realization that her alcoholism is real and is a problem. Watching a good-time party girl confront her selfishness and reckless behavior sounds like a downer, but you can’t help but like Cassie even though she’s a train wreck, and we’re rooting for her to come out of her tailspin. Cassie’s bestie is Ani Mouradian (Zosia Mamet), a lawyer whose firm may be involved in some shady business, and her fellow flight attendant, needy and desperate for attention Megan Briscoe (Rosie Perez), clings onto Cassie and wishes she was as likable, while stealing secrets from her husband’s computer to sell to the North Koreans. Add in Cassie’s burgeoning understanding of Alex’s criminal family and how morally compromised everyone around her is and you’ve got the makings of a cracking good story with a muddled sense of right from wrong. Anna Cuoco is brilliant as Cassie, an onpaper unlikable mess who in actuality is funny, charming, and forgivably flawed. There’s intrigue and action, and as the complicated story continues to weave

WONDER WOMAN 1984 What’s it rated? PG-13 When? 2020 Where’s it showing? HBO Max

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had high hopes for this sequel. The 2017 original was a blast, and Gal Gadot was an amazing lead. This new one reunites director Patty Jenkins with Gadot, but the magic of the first film has dimmed considerably, I believe in large part because of the cockamamie story about a “Dreamstone” and power-mad villain Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal), who uses the stone to grant everyone’s wish … for a price too dear to pay.

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through the eight episodes, we delve deeper into not just Cassie’s backstory but all of those who seem to follow in her wake. Fellow flight attendant Megan is bound and determined to make Cassie her best friend, to live a life more exciting than the seemingly mundane one she lives, and Perez’s needy LUSH LIFE Flight attendant Cassie Bowden (Kaley desperation is pulled off so Cuoco) seems to have a glamorous life of travel and well. A big part of Cassie’s partying, but when she wakes up hungover next to a character and backstory murdered man, the messy truth of her lifestyle reveals itself, in The Flight Attendant, streaming on HBO Max. exploration is told through scenes she has with Alex— Cassie as a law enforcement operative— who is dead but appears to despite her personal demons, she turns out her in fugue-like states that force her to be a brave and capable detective. Great to explore the reality of her past and first season! present instead of looking through the Anna Murder and intrigue, a classic gauze that time and booze put on tough moments. She’s a screwup, but one people combo! I’ve been recommending this one to everyone, and I’m glad HBO Max care about. The series has everything is creating content worth the monthly I’m looking for, and I’m hoping there is a premium. Being stuck at home for almost season two in the works. the entirety of 2020 has meant a need for Glen I read that HBO Max has already more content—more importantly good renewed the series, so your hopes are content—and the twisty-turny nature fulfilled. The road to Cassie’s recovery of Cassie’s adventure along with all the certainly has a lot of bumps along the side stories between Ani and Megan and way, mainly in the form of her new love Buckley and Miranda delivers on all interest Buckley Ware (Colin Woodell), fronts. It’s a whodunit and an action thrill who seems like a good guy but maybe isn’t, ride wrought with touching emotional and Miranda Croft (Michelle Gomez), who moments and downright funny content seems like a bad guy but maybe isn’t quite as bad as she seems. They’re both somehow and deliveries. There’s too much sex and connected to the Sokolovs and a mysterious blood to watch with little kids around, but it’s a fun one to sink your teeth into once mastermind named Victor (Ritchie they’ve skipped off to dreamland. Put this Coster). All these complications make for one on your list to watch in the new year; a great story, and the way the nonlinear it’s worth every minute! Δ plot is put together creates a postmodern stew of evolving emotional revelations Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and for Cassie, her role in her father’s death, freelancer Anna Starkey write Split and her culpability in the ostracism of her brother, Davey. It comes to a very satisfying Screen. Glen compiles streaming listings. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. conclusion and tees up the possibility of

The best part of the film is the opening, a flashback Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) has of her youth, when she learned a valuable lesson about truth and honor during a competition on the island of Amazon women. It captures the emotions and thrills of the first film. The film makes a game attempt to capitalize on its 1984 milieu by joking about fanny packs and parachute pants, but it doesn’t quite conjure the nostalgia it was hoping for. Kristen Wiig as Barbara Minerva is brought in as a comic foil and to drive home the idea that Diana is as kind as she is beautiful. The film isn’t a waste of time, but at 2 1/2 hours, it’s bloated and poorly paced, with a pat, yawninducing ending. (151 min.) —Glen

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EATING IN At the outset of the pandemic, restaurants focused on dine-in menus started boxing up takeout for customers. It was a learning curve for most chefs, who had to start preparing meals that wouldn’t be eaten right away—that could survive a trip from the restaurant to someone’s kitchen table in a to-go container. Kochi Korean BBQ in Atascadero packaged barbecue, kimchi, rice, and more, taking orders over the phone with strict sanitation and spacing guidelines governing pickup in the restaurant. FILE PHOTO BY PETER JOHNSON

BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

Tug of war Amid uncertainty and changing regulations, SLO County’s food and beverage industry adapted in the way only it could during 2020

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arch changed everything on the Central Coast. With the influx of COVID-19 cases in SLO County came stay-athome and shutdown orders, shuttering once lively bars and restaurants and leaving them with one option—serving up to-go food and adult beverages. Waiters/waitresses, bartenders, chefs, cooks, bussers, and hosts/ hostesses lost their jobs. Restaurants and bars tried to pivot their menus and offerings, cities tried to make streets and sidewalks available for outdoor dining. Some places closed temporarily, some permanently. Local school districts and the SLO Food Bank stepped in to fill the hunger gap exacerbated by economic losses due to COVID-19 regulations. By the end of 2020, the SLO Food Bank had provided nearly 5 million pounds of food to more than 70,000 SLO County residents, 153 percent of the 3.2 million it provided in 2019. Through 60 distribution sites and partnerships with 82 nonprofits, the Food Bank provided food to 14,000 households per month in 2020. For most of the year, restaurants swung between being partially open, outdoor dining only, or to-go only—facing rapid, ever-changing regulations throughout the pandemic. Employees delivered food to cars. Delivery drivers from apps such as Uber Eats and Grub Hub picked up food and dropped it on front doorsteps. Bars without food were closed down most of the year, although some started serving chips and instant noodles to stay open, or partering with restaurants to get food delivered. Some operated on the down-low, while others had to close altogether. If anything, 2020 was a year of innovation and adaptation all the way through the end. Some restaurants became grocery stores. Others packaged family meals and cocktails you could take wherever you were going. Through it all, new breweries, restaurants, and food trucks opened. A lot happened this past year, and here are some of the highlights. Δ Editor Camillia Lanham can’t wait to see what 2021 brings. Send food news to clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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TASTE AT HOME Wineries used to having customers walk into their tasting rooms pivoted to bringing their tasting rooms into people’s homes, shipping wine bottles to customers and hosting tasting events online. Somm’s Kitchen in Paso hosted its April SIP Certified wine pairing virtually, giving guests a list of suggested food pairings to go with the wines that arrived on their front porch. For instance, smoked salmon with the Riverbench Vineyard and Winery 2017 brut rosé in a Bellini. FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF SLO VEG

EATING OUT Although dine-in services weren’t allowed for the majority of the year due to COVID-19 restrictions, customers were allowed to eat outside. As the pandemic wore on, local governments stepped in, allowing restaurants to use sidewalks, parking lots, and streets to set up areas for customers to dine outside. The city of San Luis Obispo created parklets along Monterey Street and Higuera Street, enabling restaurants like Giuseppe’s to serve food and stay open. FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF CASTORO CELLARS

BOXED AND READY When stay-athome orders went into place in March, farm box purveyors such as SLO Veg saw an uptick in customers. With people stuck at home and the economy all but shut down, SLO County residents who wanted groceries and a way to support local businesses purchased fresh produce, meat, and more that would show up on their doorstep. FILE PHOTO BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

RIGHT TO SERVE Initially, the state of California lumped wineries in with bars, distilleries, and breweries when it came to COVID-19 regulations, forcing the bulk of them to shut down (because they didn’t serve food). But local wine alliances such as the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance came together with the Wine Institute to lobby the governor to treat them differently, coming up with a proposal that would enable wineries to open for wine tasting. As a result, state and local governments loosened the rules for wineries, allowing wineries like Castoro Cellars to host limited tastings outdoors. Most wineries opted to move to reservation systems to keep the crowds down.

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NEW WAYS TO DRINK With limited options, food trucks helped places like Birchwood Beer Garden in Nipomo stay open. Field to Table pulled up to the parking lot, serving macaroni salad, pineapple fried rice, and Kalua pork to customers who could only purchase beer or wine at the beer garden. COVID-19 regulations required that alcoholic beverages be served with food, changing the way breweries and bars operated.


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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

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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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2401 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/07/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COASTAL VINEYARD MANAGEMENT, 120 Callie Ct., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Kevin Wilkinson (120 Callie Ct., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kevin Wilkinson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-02-20. 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. 12-02-25. December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021.

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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

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

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FILE NO. 2020-2409 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/03/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TWISTED & GLAZED, 521 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Seakngim Song (6730 Navajoa Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Seakngim Song, 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, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-03-25. December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

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FILE NO. 2020-2411 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, STRING PING, 100 Crest Drive, Suite 1308, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Gracious Advocate LLC (100 Crest Drive, Suite 1308, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Gracious Advocate LLC, Catherine Kerpsack, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 1203-20. 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 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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 Norman-Reed (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. 1203-25. December 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020

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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 1204-20. 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

FILE NO. 2020-2420 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2004) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEACH BUM HOLIDAY RENTALS & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC., 354 Main St., Suite A, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Beach Bum Holiday Rentals & Property Management Inc. (354 Main St., Suite A, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Beach Bum Holiday Rentals & Property Management Inc., Tony Spinelli, President. 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, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 12-04-25. December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021.

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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

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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

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 1207-20. 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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2445 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FEATHER DENTAL OFFICE OF JESSICA SMITH DDS, 886 Boysen Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Jessica Smith DDS, Inc. (886 Boysen Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Jessica Smith DDS, Inc., Jessica C Smith, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-08-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 12-08-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2448 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/07/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OUT OF THE BLUE HOT SAUCE, 2350 Niderer Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Kylie Zarmati (2350 Niderer Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kylie Zarmati. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2450 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/15/2009) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST COMMERCIAL GROUP, 1177 Marsh St., Ste. 110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. W. Behn & Associates, Inc. (1177 Marsh St., Ste. 110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ W. Behn & Associates, Inc., Walter A. Behn, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-25. December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021.

FILE NO. 2020-2439 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/20/1993) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COASTAL COMMUNITY CHURCH, 1830 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. First Presbyterian Church of Arroyo Grande (1830 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ First Presbyterian Church of Arroyo Grande, Andrew C. Rock, Pastor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-08-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-08-25. December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021.

FILE NO. 2020-2451 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MAX RENTALS UNITED, 817 Paso Robles St., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Max McCall Sheridan (817 Paso Robles St., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Max McCall Sheridan, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-25. December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2444 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/31/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COASTAL BUILDER, 2400 Cienaga Sp. #31, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Jeremy Robertson Wright (2400 Cienaga Sp. #31, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jeremy Wright, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-08-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 12-08-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2459 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/1970’s) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEACHFRONT VACATION HOUSES, 791 Price St. #214, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Dr. Nell Langford (871 Stratford Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Nell Langford. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-10-20. 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. 1210-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

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FILE NO. 2020-2460 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/09/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THIS CENTURY PAINTING, 1227 Stafford St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. This Century Industry & Design LLC (1267 Willis St., Ste. 200, Redding, CA 96001). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ This Century Industry & Design LLC, Spencer Huse, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-10-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 12-10-25. December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2462 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BITCHIN’ TEE COMPANY, 837 Turquoise Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Amanda Wienold (837 Turquoise Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Amanda Wienold. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-10-20. 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. 12-10-25. December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2472 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/31/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KUMA SUSHI, 2011 10th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Osos Enterprises LLC (2712 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Osos Enterprises LLC, Quaid Tatlow, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-14-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 12-14-25. December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2474 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RELIC FINDERS, 400 S. Elm St., Unit E17, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Derek Palani Wengeler (400 S. Elm St., Unit E17, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Derek Palani Wengeler. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-14-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 12-14-25. December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2479 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ANZA LANDSCAPE DESIGN, 1530 16th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Zachary David Tanner (1530 16th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Zachary Tanner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-15-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 12-15-25. December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021.

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FILE NO. 2020-2486 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/16/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEAR EMBROIDERY, 349 Quintana Rd., Suite A, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Mari Nichols, Darren Nichols (1859 7th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Mari Nichols, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-1620. 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. 12-16-25. December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2504 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/15/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LITTLE BEE AND COMPANY, 2700 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Bridgette Marie Venezia (2700 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Bridgette Venezia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-17-20. 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. 12-17-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2505 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, A TOWN PRESSURE WASHING, 5775 San Jacinto, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Pat Henry (5775 San Jacinto, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Pat Henry, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-17-20. 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. 12-17-25. December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2506 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, VINTAGE REAL ESTATE, 1035 Maybelle Court, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Angela Dawn Smith (1035 Maybelle Court, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Angela Dawn Smith, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-17-20. 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. 12-17-25. December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2508 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MITCHELL CONSULTING AND INVESTMENTS, 2224 Paso Robles Street, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Monte Jai Mitchell (2224 Paso Robles Street, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Monte J. Mitchell, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-17-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-17-25. December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021.


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FILE NO. 2020-2510 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/15/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CLICK IT PHOTOGRAPHY, 571 Gularte Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Steve Bordeleau, Kasie Bordeleau (571 Gularte Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Steve Bordeleau, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-18-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 12-18-25. December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021.

FILE NO. 2020-2539 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SALON62, 1112 Garden St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Kimberly A. Boege, Eric E. Boege (1390 4th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Kimberly A. Boege. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-22-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 12-22-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2512 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/16/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, INVEST SLO, INVEST SLO REAL ESTATE GROUP, 350 James Way, Ste. 130, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Abel Salomon Contreras (245 E. Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Abel Salomon Contreras. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-1820. 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. 12-18-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2550 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COASTAL CHIROPRACTIC SLO, 1025 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Kolofer Chiropractic Inc. (1025 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Kolofer Chiropractic Inc., Scott Kolofer, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-23-20. 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. 12-23-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

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FILE NO. 2020-2525 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/21/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BECK FAMILY DENTISTRY, 200 Station Way, Suite A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Trevor S. Beck, D.D.S., Inc. (383 village Glen Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Trevor S. Beck, D.D.S., Inc., Trevor Beck, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-2120. 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. 12-21-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

FILE NO. 2020-2554 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ABEILLE À LA MAISON REAL ESTATE SERVICES, 799 Story Street, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Bee Dodson (799 Story Street, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Bee Dodson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-23-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 12-23-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2536 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/22/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HORIZON REALTY AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC., 939 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Horizon Realty and Property Management, Inc. (939 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Horizon Realty and Property Management Inc., Lorraine A. Sterkel, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-22-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 12-22-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2537 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/07/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MYMOMS, 1372 Fairway Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Heather Kelly Segal, Larry Farley Stewart (1372 Fairway Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Larry F Stewart, Co-Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-22-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 12-22-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

FILE NO. 2020-2574 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TOAST THE COAST, INC., 845 Embarcadero Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Toast The Coast, Inc. (350 Java Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Toast The Coast, Inc.,, Woodrow W. Clark III, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-28-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 12-28-25. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021.

LIEN-SALE AUCTION AT MEATHEAD MINI STORAGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to the California Self-Storage Facilities Act (California Business & Professions Code Section 21700 et seq.). The undersigned will sell at public auction by competitive bidding on Saturday, January 16h, 2021 at 11:00 AM. on the premises where the property has been stored and which are located at Meathead Mini Storage, 3600 South Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, California, the following: Karen Ferraro Unit No. F07 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property

LEGAL NOTICES Colleen Milligan Unit No. 330 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Frederick Bailey Unit No. 405 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Jason Rogall Unit No. 1051 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Deirdre Pifer-Young Unit No. D10 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Deirdre Pifer-Young Unit No. D11 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Kirstin Beck Unit No. 512 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Jennifer Wright Unit No. 126 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Kevin Rice Unit No. 406 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Carole Burgo Unit No. 609 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. All purchased items will be sold AS IS, WHERE IS and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between the owner and the obligated party. Dated: 12/3/2020 Auctioneer: Kenneth D. Erpenbach dba Hitchin’ Post Auction Barn Bond No. MS879-23-57 (805) 434-1770 December 24, 31, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CONSTANCE M. ROGALLA DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0340

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: CONSTANCE M. ROGALLA, CONSTANCE MARY ROGALLA, CONSTANCE ROGALLA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JUDITH K. ROGALLA in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that JUDITH K. ROGALLA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: January 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the dece-

LEGAL NOTICES dent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Joseph D. Borjas, Esq. 3220 S. Higuera St., Ste. 311 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 December 17, 24, & 31, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DELBERT W. FLANAGAN DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0348

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: DELBERT W. FLANAGAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JOHN P. WELLS in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that JOHN P. WELLS 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: January 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Brighton K. Hushing-Kline Hushing Law P.O. Box 1980 Atascadero, CA 93423 December 24, 31, 2020, & January 7, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: EUGENE ANTHONY TEIXEIRA DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0180

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: EUGENE “GENE” ANTHONY TEIXEIRA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GAIL ANN FURROW in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that GAIL ANN FURROW 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: January 26, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: SLO9 VIA ZOOM, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1050 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Dennis James Balsamo, SBN 1297809 Law Office of Dennis James Balsamo 1303 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 103 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 December 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-2507 OLD FILE NO. 2018-0183 Vintage Real Estate, 1035 Maybelle Court, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 01/18/2018. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Vintage Affairs LLC (1035 Maybelle Court, Oceano, CA 93445). This business was conducted by A Limited Liability Company /s/ Vintage Affairs LLC, Angela Smith, Owner/Broker. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-17-2020. 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. December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0555

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Chelsea Adeline Ruiz and Mario E. Ruiz filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Holland Elizabeth Ruiz to PROPOSED NAME: Aria Adeline Holland Ruiz THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 25, 2021, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 By Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1050 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: October 27, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0572

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Kerianne DiTomasso and Michael DiTomasso filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Adam Lukas DiTomasso to PROPOSED NAME: Titus Adam Lukas DiTomasso THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 25, 2021, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 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 4, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-2485 OLD FILE NO. 2018-2878 Bear Embroidery, 349 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 12/10/2018. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Nichols Foods Inc (PO Box 7089, Los Osos, CA 93412). This business was conducted by A Corporation /s/ Nichols Foods Inc., Mari Nichols-Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-16-2020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By E. Brookhart, Deputy Clerk. December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021

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

LEGAL NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0637

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

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Christopher James Engelking filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Christopher James Engelking to PROPOSED NAME: Christopher James Wyse

THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.

THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.

NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 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

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

Date: December 10, 2020 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0635

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0640

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Paris Naomi Valencia filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Paris Naomi Valencia to PROPOSED NAME: Orellana Nahomy Valencia THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 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: December 08, 2020 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-2446 OLD FILE NO. 2019-0521 Feather Dental, 886 Boysen Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 02/22/2019. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Jessica Smith DDS, Inc. (886 Boysen Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business was conducted by A Corporation /s/ Jessica Smith DDS, Inc., President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 1208-2020. 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. December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Judith Nelson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Judith Nelson to PROPOSED NAME: Judi Nelson THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: April 1, 2021, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 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: December 11, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-2398 OLD FILE NO. 2017-1495 Upstairs Dining and Lounge, Upstairs Catering, 815 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 06/14/2017. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Upstairs Endeavors, LLC (516 Mitchell Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business was conducted by A Limited Liability Company /s/ Leslie D. Gullikson, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-02-2020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By JA. Anderson, Deputy Clerk. December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021

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INVITATION TO BID (SUB BIDS ONLY)

INVITATION TO BID (SUB BIDS ONLY)

GENERAL CONTRACTOR:

MAINO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INCORPORATED

GENERAL CONTRACTOR:

MAINO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INCORPORATED

PROJECT NAME:

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY SAN LUIS OBISPO

PROJECT NAME:

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY SAN LUIS OBISPO BUILDING 65 – FRONT OF STAGE CART REMODEL BLDG. 65- CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY, SLO, CA 93407

BUILDING 65 – RESTROOM REMODEL AT STARBUCKS PROJECT LOCATION:

BLDG. 65- CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY, SLO, CA 93407

PROJECT LOCATION:

PROJECT OWNER:

TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

PROJECT OWNER:

TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

ARCHITECT:

HARRIS ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

ARCHITECT:

HARRIS ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

BID DATE & TIME:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021@ 12:00 P.M.

PRE-BID SITE REVIEW:

N/A

BID DATE & TIME:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021@ 12:00 P.M.

ESTIMATE/BUDGET:

$172,000

PRE-BID SITE REVIEW:

N/A

ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE:

4 MONTHS

ESTIMATE/BUDGET:

$62,000.00

START DATE:

FEBRUARY 1, 2021

ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE:

2 MONTHS

COMPLETION:

MAY 31, 2021

START DATE:

FEBRUARY 1, 2021

COMPLETION:

MARCH 31, 2021 (CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERTIME AND WEEKEND WORK ANTICIPATED TO MEET PROJECT SCHEDULE)

(CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERTIME AND WEEKEND WORK ANTICIPATED TO MEET PROJECT SCHEDULE) SCOPE OF WORK: Asbestos and lead abatement, concrete and interior demolition, interior metal stud framing and drywall, interior wall and floor tile, toilet partitions and accessories, HVAC register tie-ins, concrete infills, mirrors, doorsframes-hardware. The following trades are excluded and performed by the University: Painting, Electrical / Fire Alarm, Plumbing BIDS SHALL BE EMAILED TO: tomm@mainoslo.com and sonnys@mainoslo.com BID REQUIREMENTS: 1. Subcontractors must be bondable and may be required to provide Payment and Performance Bonds. 2. Bid Bond is not required. 3. Safety Record is of the utmost importance. Subcontractors with aggregate EMR Rate of 1.5 over the past three years may be disqualified. 4. Prevailing Wage

SCOPE OF WORK: Asbestos and lead abatement, demolition of existing front of stage table carts, fabrication and installation of (8) new table carts, installation of new cart faces. The following trades are excluded and performed by the University: Painting, Electrical / Fire Alarm, Plumbing BIDS SHALL BE EMAILED TO: tomm@mainoslo.com and sonnys@mainoslo.com

TO VIEW PLANS/SPEC:

BID REQUIREMENTS: 1. Subcontractors must be bondable and may be required to provide Payment and Performance Bonds. 2. Bid Bond is not required. 3. Safety Record is of the utmost importance. Subcontractors with aggregate EMR Rate of 1.5 over the past three years may be disqualified. 4. Prevailing Wage

Plans and specs may be downloaded from ASAP Reprographics at www.asapplanroom.com

TO VIEW PLANS/SPEC:

Plans and specs may also be viewed at the following Builders Exchanges:

Plans and specs may be downloaded from ASAP Reprographics at www.asapplanroom.com

- SLO County Builders Exchange – www.slocbe.com - Santa Maria Valley Contractors Association – www.smvca.org - Central California Builders Exchange – www.cencalbx.com Maino Construction Company, Incorporated is an equal opportunity Contractor. It is the responsibility of each Subcontractor to view all pertinent information and documents prior to submitting a proposal.

INVITATION TO BID (SUB BIDS ONLY) GENERAL CONTRACTOR:

MAINO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INCORPORATED

PROJECT NAME:

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY SAN LUIS OBISPO BUILDING 65 – KITCHEN FLOOR REMODEL

PROJECT LOCATION:

BLDG. 65- CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY, SLO, CA 93407

PROJECT OWNER:

TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

ARCHITECT:

HARRIS ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

BID DATE & TIME:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2021@ 12:00 P.M.

PRE-BID SITE REVIEW:

N/A

ESTIMATE/BUDGET:

$83,000.00

ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE:

2 MONTHS

START DATE: FEBRUARY

1, 2021

COMPLETION:

MARCH 31, 2021 (CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERTIME AND WEEKEND WORK ANTICIPATED TO MEET PROJECT SCHEDULE)

SCOPE OF WORK: Asbestos and lead abatement, demolition of interior range hood and finishes, floor preparation, epoxy flooring, drywall repair, acoustical ceiling, top set base. The following trades are excluded and performed by the University: Painting, Electrical / Fire Alarm, Plumbing BIDS SHALL BE EMAILED TO: tomm@mainoslo.com and sonnys@mainoslo.com BID REQUIREMENTS: 1. Subcontractors must be bondable and may be required to provide Payment and Performance Bonds. 2. Bid Bond is not required. 3. Safety Record is of the utmost importance. Subcontractors with aggregate EMR Rate of 1.5 over the past three years may be disqualified. 4. Prevailing Wage TO VIEW PLANS/SPEC: Plans and specs may be downloaded from ASAP Reprographics at www.asapplanroom.com Plans and specs may also be viewed at the following Builders Exchanges: - SLO County Builders Exchange – www.slocbe.com - Santa Maria Valley Contractors Association – www.smvca.org - Central California Builders Exchange – www.cencalbx.com Maino Construction Company, Incorporated is an equal opportunity Contractor. It is the responsibility of each Subcontractor to view all pertinent information and documents prior to submitting a proposal. 36 • New Times • December 31, 2020 - January 7, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com

Plans and specs may also be viewed at the following Builders Exchanges: - SLO County Builders Exchange – www.slocbe.com - Santa Maria Valley Contractors Association – www.smvca.org - Central California Builders Exchange – www.cencalbx.com Maino Construction Company, Incorporated is an equal opportunity Contractor. It is the responsibility of each Subcontractor to view all pertinent information and documents prior to submitting a proposal.

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

WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing WHEN: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: A request by Christopher Lopez for a Minor Use Permit / Coastal Development Permit (DRC2020-00102) to allow for the construction of an approximately 6,550-square-foot, single-family residence with an attached garage, a second 1,110-square-foot detached garage with an attached 600-square-foot guesthouse, and an approximately 2,400-square-foot barn. The project is requesting authorization to exceed the 1,000-square-foot size limitation for detached garages per Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance Section 23.08.032.c. The project would result in the disturbance of approximately 1.6 acres of a 11.8-acre parcel. The proposed project is within the Agriculture land use category and is located at 2420 Paradise Lane, approximately one mile east of the community of Los Osos. The project is within the Estero Planning Area. Also to be considered at the hearing will be adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration prepared for the item. The Environmental Coordinator, after completion of the initial study, finds that there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not necessary. Therefore, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) has been issued on January 4, 2020 for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Aesthetics, Biological Resources, and Geology and Soils are included as conditions of approval. The Environmental Document is available for public review at the Department of Planning and Building, at the below address. A copy of the Environmental Document is also available on the Planning and Building Department website at www.sloplanning. org. Anyone interested in commenting on the proposed Environmental Document should submit a written statement and/or speak at the public hearing. Comments will be accepted up until completion of the public hearing(s). County File Number: DRC2020-00102 Supervisorial District: District 2 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 067-171-049 Date Accepted: 11/30/2020 WHERE: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE based on the threat of COVID-19 as reflected in the Proclamations of Emergency issued by both the Governor of the State of California and the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services Director as well as the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice all public meetings for the Department of Planning and Building for the County of San Luis Obispo will be closed to members of the public and non-essential County staff.  The Department’s Notice of Temporary Procedures, which includes Instructions on how to view the meeting remotely and how to provide public comment are posted on the Department’s webpage at www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building/Boards-andCommissions.aspx.      Additionally, hearing body members and officers may attend the meeting via teleconference and participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Emi Sugiyama, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. TO REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: This matter is tentatively scheduled to appear on the consent agenda, which means that it and any other items on the consent agenda can be acted upon by the hearing officer with a single motion. An applicant or interested party may request a public hearing on this matter. To do so, send a letter to this office at the address below or send an email to pdh@co.slo.ca.us by Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:30 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC2020-00102.” If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. COASTAL APPEALABLE: County action may be eligible for appeal to the California Coastal Commission after all possible local appeal efforts are exhausted. Appeals must be filed in writing as provided by Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance Section 23.01.043. Daniela Chavez, Secretary Planning Department Hearing December 31, 2020

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING NOTICE OF TENTATIVE ACTION / PUBLIC HEARING WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing WHEN: Friday, February 5, 2021 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: A request by RP Agrochimex Inc. (“RPA”) for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2018-00168) establish 3 acres of outdoor cannabis cultivation, including 2.6 acres of hoop houses, two 2,880 square foot hoop houses to be used as an outdoor ancillary nursery, and ancillary structures that include a 900 square foot office building and two cargo containers for equipment storage. Additional development will include installation of a new 45,000-gallon water tank, improvements to existing on-site agricultural roads, establishment of parking areas, installation of security lighting and fencing, installation of an on-site solar system, and conversion of an existing metal agricultural barn that would be used for ancillary processing and ancillary transport. The project applicant is requesting a setback modification per County Land Use Ordinance (LUO) Section 22.40.050.D.3.e from the northern property line to allow for 139-foot setback where 300 feet is required. The proposed project would result in approximately 5.4 acres of ground disturbance on a 130-acre parcel, including approximately 2,102 cubic yards of cut and 1,653 cubic yards of fill. The project site is located within the Agriculture land use category at 248 Carrisa Highway, approximately 17.5 miles east of the community of Santa Margarita, within the North County Planning Area of the Shandon-Carrizo Sub Area. Also, to be considered at the hearing will be adoption of the Environmental Document prepared for the item. The Environmental Coordinator, after completion of the initial study, finds that there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not necessary. Therefore, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) has been issued on November 18, 2020, for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Air Quality, Biological Resources, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Land Use and Planning, Transportation, and Wildfire and are included as conditions of approval. The Environmental Document is available for public review at the Department of Planning and Building, at the below address. A copy of the Environmental Document is also available on the Planning and Building Department website at www.sloplanning. org. Anyone interested in commenting on the proposed Environmental Document should submit a written statement and/or speak at the public hearing. Comments will be accepted up until completion of the public hearing(s). County File Number: DRC2018-00168 Supervisorial District: District 5 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 037-391-030 Date Accepted: 03/05/2020 WHERE: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE based on the threat of COVID-19 as reflected in the Proclamations of Emergency issued by both the Governor of the State of California and the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services Director as well as the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice all public meetings for the Department of Planning and Building for the County of San Luis Obispo will be closed to members of the public and non-essential County staff.  The Department’s Notice of Temporary Procedures, which includes Instructions on how to view the meeting remotely and how to provide public comment are posted on the Department’s webpage at www. slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Planning-Building/Boards-and-Commissions. aspx.   Additionally, hearing body members and officers may attend the meeting via teleconference and participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact CASSIDY MCSURDY, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. TO REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING: This matter is tentatively scheduled to appear on the consent agenda, which means that it and any other items on the consent agenda can be acted upon by the hearing officer with a single motion. An applicant or interested party may request a public hearing on this matter. To do so, send a letter to this office at the address below or send an email to pdh@ co.slo.ca.us by Friday, January 29, 2021 at 4:30 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC2018-00168.” If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. Daniela Chavez, Secretary Planning Department Hearing December 31, 2020


SAN LUIS OBISPO CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The San Luis Obispo City Council invites all interested persons to participate in a public meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. While the Council encourages public participation, growing concern about the COVID-19 pandemic has required that public meetings be held via teleconference. Meetings can be viewed on Government Access Channel 20 or streamed live from the City’s YouTube Channel at http://youtube.slo.city. Public comment, prior to the start of the meeting, may be submitted in writing via U.S. Mail delivered to the City Clerk’s office at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 or by email to emailcouncil@ slocity.org. Public Hearing Item: • A public hearing will be held for Council to receive a report on the cost to implement the Higuera Street Sidewalk Repair Project (Spec. 91320), located at 858 and 860 Higuera Street, and consider options for cost recovery to the City by the property owner, as outlined in the City of San Luis Obispo Municipal Code Section 12.16.020. For more information, contact Brian Nelson, Supervising Civil Engineer, for the City’s Public Works Department at (805) 781-7113 or by email, bnelson@slocity.org. The City Council may also discuss other hearings or business items before or after the items listed above. If you challenge the proposed project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Reports for this meeting will be available for review online at www.slocity.org no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting. Please call the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 781-7100 for more information. The City Council meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20 and live streaming on the City’s YouTube channel https://youtube.slo.city. Teresa Purrington City Clerk City of San Luis Obispo

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0649 To all interested persons: Petitioner: Sara Jean Deenanauth filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Sara Jean Deenanauth to PROPOSED NAME: Sara Jean Kalin Allen THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: April 01, 2021, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 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: December 17, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021

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CITY OF GROVER BEACH REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROPOSALS will be received by the City of Grover Beach, Attention Erin Wiggin, CIP Project Manager, at City Hall 154 South 8th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433 until 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 21, 2021 for Construction Management Services specifically for the following project:

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CITY OF GROVER BEACH REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PROPOSALS will be received by the City of Grover Beach Public Works Department, Attention: Gabriel Munoz-Morris, Senior Engineer, at City Hall 154 South 8th Street, Grover Beach, California 93433 until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021 for Professional Services specifically for the following project: FRONT STREET SEWER LIFT STATION UPGRADES Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) 5003 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. ### December 24 & 31, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CVP-0392 To all interested persons: Petitioner: Lori Lea Welch filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Lori Lea Welch to PROPOSED NAME: Lori Lea Bradford THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 03, 2021, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. By Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: December 16, 2020 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court December 24, 31, 2020, January 7, & 14, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SHERYL MELODY DICKERSON AKA SHARI DICKERSON MARTIN CASE NO. 20PR-0347

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of SHERYL MELODY DICKERSON AKA SHARI DICKERSON MARTIN. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CRYSTAL DICKERSON in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CRYSTAL DICKERSON 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 with limited authority. (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: 01/12/21 at 9:00AM in Dept. 9 located at 1050 MONTEREY STREET; MAILING ADDRESS: 1035 PALM ST. RM. 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 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 GREGORY M. AJALAT, ESQ. SBN 150878 AJALAT & AJALAT, LLP 5200 LANKERSHIM BLVD. SUITE 850 NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA 91601 12/17, 12/24, 12/31/20 CNS-3423155# NEW TIMES

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ANNE NICHOLS STORRS CASE NUMBER: 20PR0341 NOTICE OF ZOOM APPEARANCE FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE JANUARY 5, 2021, 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: ANNE NICHOLS STORRS, ANNE STORRS, A.N. STORRS, formerly known as BEATRICE ANNE NICHOLS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: BRIAN PUTMAN STORRS in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: BRIAN PUTMAN STORRS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A ZOOM HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: JANUARY 5, 2021 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 17, 24, 31, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No.: 2020-01308-CA A.P.N.:040-143-044 Property Address: 717 MARQUITA AVENUE, TEMPLETON, CA 93465

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 05/17/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Trustor: BRUCE A.R. NESBITT, AN UNMARRIED MAN Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 06/01/2006 as Instrument No. 2006038813 in book —-, page—and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, Date of Sale: 02/11/2021 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: $ 877,970.28 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: 717 MARQUITA AVENUE, TEMPLETON, CA 93465 A.P.N.: 040-143-044 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: $ 877,970.28. 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

LEGAL NOTICES 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 2020-01308-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: December 3, 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 17, 24, & 31, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0651 To all interested persons: Petitioner: Annette Lise Bollay filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Annette Lisa Bollay to PROPOSED NAME: Ann Lise Bollay THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: January 27, 2021, Time: 9:00 am, Dept: By Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1050 Monterey Street, 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: December 17, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court December 31, 2020, January 7, 14, & 21, 2021

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(March 21-April 19): Author Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) carried on a long love affair with books. He read thousands of them, wrote more than 20 of them, and further postulated the existence of numerous imaginary books that were never actually written. Of all the writers who roused his adoration, a certain Russian novelist was among the most beloved. Borges wrote, “Like the discovery of love, like the discovery of the sea, the discovery of Fyodor Dostoevsky marks an important date in one’s life.” I’m wondering if you will experience one of these pivotal discoveries in 2021. I strongly suspect so. It may not be the work of Dostoevsky, but I bet it will have an impact close to those of your original discoveries of love and the sea.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In his masterpiece the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci applied 30 layers of paint that were no thicker than a single human hair. Can you imagine the patience and concentration that required? I’m going to propose that you be inspired by his approach as you carry out your big projects in the coming year. I think you will have the potential to create at least one labor of love that’s monumentally subtle and soulful.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Vietnamese-American novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen has won numerous awards for his work, including the Pulitzer Prize. Here are his views about the nature of accomplishment: “We don’t succeed or fail because of fortune or luck. We succeed because we understand the way the world works and what we have to do. We fail because others understand this better than we do.” I bring these thoughts to your attention, Taurus, because I think that in 2021 you will have an extraordinary potential to enhance your understanding of how the world works and what you must do to take advantage of that. This could be the year you become both smarter and wiser.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Modern civilization has not spread to every corner of the planet. There are at least 100 tribes that inhabit their own private realms, isolated from the invasive sprawl of our manic, frantic influence. Among these enclaves, many are in the Amazon rain forests, West Papua, and the Andaman Islands. I have a theory that many of us civilized people would love to nurture inner qualities akin to those expressed by indigenous people: hidden away from the mad world; content to be free of the noise and frenzy; and living in attunement with natural rhythms. In 2021, I hope you will give special care and attention to cultivating this part of you.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Hurricane Maria struck the Caribbean island of Dominica in 2016. Scientists studied two local species of anole lizards both before and after the natural disaster. They were amazed to find that the lizards after the hurricane had super-strong grips compared to their predecessors. The creatures were better able to hold on to rocks and perches so as to avoid being swept away by high winds. The researchers’ conclusion? It’s an example of one of the most rapid rates of evolutionary change ever recorded. I bring this to your attention, Cancerian, because I suspect that you, too, will have the power to evolve and transform at an expedited pace in 2021—in response to positive events as much as to challenging events.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): I hope that in 2021 you will spend a lot of time meditating on your strongest longings. Are they in harmony with your highest ideals, or not? Do they energize you or drain you? Are they healthy and holy, or are they unhealthy or unholy—or somewhere in between those two extremes? You’ll be wise to reevaluate all your burning, churning yearnings, Leo—and decide which ones are in most righteous service to your life goals. And as for those that are in fact noble and liberating and invigorating: Nurture them with all your tender ingenuity!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “You can’t move mountains by whispering at them,” says singer-songwriter Pink. Strictly speaking, you can’t move mountains by shouting at them, either. But in a metaphorical sense, Pink is exactly right. Mild-mannered, low-key requests are not likely to precipitate movement in obstacles that resemble solid rock. And that’s my oracle for you in the coming months, Virgo. As you carry out the project of relocating or crumbling a certain mountain, be robust and spirited—and, if necessary, very loud.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Climate change is proceeding with such speed in central Mexico that entire forests are in danger of perishing. In the hills near Ejido La Mesa, for instance, the weather is getting too hot for the fir trees that shelter millions of monarch butterflies every fall. In response, local people have joined with scientists to physically move the fir forest to a higher, cooler elevation. What might be your personal equivalent, Scorpio: an ambitious plan to carry out an idealistic yet practical project? According to my analysis of your astrological potentials, you’ll have a lot of energy to work on such a scheme in 2021.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Author Gérard de Nerval (1808-1855) made the following observation: “I do not ask of God that he should change anything in events themselves, but that he should change me in regard to things, so that I might have the power to create my own universe, to govern my dreams, instead of enduring them.” If you have a relationship with the Divine Wow, that will be a perfect prayer for you to say on a regular basis in 2021. If you don’t have a connection to the Supreme Intelligence, I suggest you address the same prayer to your Higher Self or Future Beauty or whatever source of sublime inspiration you hold most dear.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The mathematically oriented website waitbutwhy.com says that the odds of winning a mega lottery can be compared to this scenario: You know that a certain hedgehog will sneeze just one time in the next six years, and you place a big bet that this sneeze will take place at exactly the 36th second of 12:05 p.m. next Jan. 20. In other words, waitbutwhy.com declares, your chances of winning that lottery are very small. But while their analysis is true in general, it may not be completely applicable to you in 2021. The likelihood of you choosing the precise moment for the hedgehog’s sneeze will be higher than usual. More realistically and importantly, your chances for generating positive financial luck through hard work and foresight will be much higher than usual.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Author Anais Nin was supremely adaptable, eager to keep growing, and receptive when life nudged her to leave the past behind and expand her understanding. At the same time, she was clear about what she wanted and determined to get what she wanted. Her complex attitude is summed up in the following quote: “If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.” I hope you will heed her counsel throughout 2021. (Here’s another quote from Nin: “Had I not created my whole world, I would certainly have died in other people’s.”)

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In 2013, workers at a clothing manufacturing plant in Gazipur, Bangladesh, staged a mass protest. Did they demand a pay raise or better health benefits? Were they lobbying for air conditioning or longer lunch breaks? None of the above. In fact, they had just one urgent stipulation: to dispel the ghost that was haunting the factory. I’ve got a similar entreaty for you in 2021, Pisces. I request that you exorcise any and all ghosts that have been preventing you from fully welcoming in and embracing the future. These ghosts may be purely metaphorical in nature, but you still need to be forceful in banishing them. ∆

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