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Every week news

News ........................... 4 Strokes ........................ 8

opinion

This Modern World .....10 Hodin ..........................10 Rhetoric & Reason ..... 11 Letters ........................ 11 Shredder .....................15

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n December, SLO County contended with 100 to 200 new cases of COVID-19 per day, and the wave isn’t over yet. The Public Health Department is in the process of adding more manpower to its contract tracing team, but it isn’t there yet. As the department ROUND TWO contends with an increase in virus The SLO County Public Health cases, it’s also trying to distribute Department is contending with vaccines. Assistant Editor a second wave Peter Johnson talks to county of coronavirus cases that’s Emergency Services Officer Wade much worse than Horton about the county’s new the initial wave in early 2020. approach to tracing the virus and plans to play catch-up [7]. This week, you can also read about how some business owners feel about the environmental fees they owe to the county [4] ; multi-instrumentalist Eric Brittain [17] ; the new mural SLOMA is getting [18] ; and Amy and Jaime’s Place in Templeton [20].

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an Luis Obispo County is offering a discount to some businesses that are required to pay an annual health permit fee in an effort to help ease the financial strains of the pandemic, but some local business owners say its not enough. At a meeting on Dec. 15, 2020, the SLO County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the temporary reduction of certain health permit fees for 2021 by between 25 and 50 percent. It also extends the pay period for those fees by about three months and prorates fees for businesses that closed in response to COVID-19. In November 2020, the board directed staff to develop such discounts to offer reprieve to businesses like bars, restaurants, and body art facilities that are required to pay health permit fees—the costs of which are in part determined by the scale of a business’s operations—but haven’t been able to operate at full capacity, if at all, since mid-March 2020. “I just want to thank the staff for bringing this back,” 1st District Supervisor John Peschong said at the Dec. 15 meeting. “This is something that a number of constituents in my district have asked about.” State law requires business facilities to obtain health permits, and those businesses pay health permit fees to the SLO County Environmental Health Department each year that go toward covering the cost of mandated health inspections, according to Environmental Health Accountant Allen Work. The cost of the annual fee, he said, is based in part on a county fee schedule that, for restaurants, includes seating capacity as a factor. Restaurants with more capacity have higher bills.

The Dec. 15 board vote authorized Environmental Health to give bars, restaurants, swimming pools, and some other retail food businesses a 25 percent discount on their annual health permit fees, according to a county staff report, and body art shops received a 50 percent reduction to their bills. That, according to the staff report, will likely result in an estimated $255,398 hit to the county’s general fund. But to Phil Silver, owner of the Pi Whole Pizzeria in Nipomo, the discounts as they stand aren’t adding up. Silver said restaurants get bills from Environmental Health toward the end of each year, and the cost of the bill is partly based on the seating capacity of the restaurant. With the capacity to hold 51 or more people in his pizzeria, Silver said his bill is usually more than $700 each year. But between March and May of 2020, restaurants weren’t allowed to offer indoor dining. Although those restrictions eased slightly in June, indoor seating was still greatly limited and the allowance was short lived. Now, as COVID-19 cases surge in California, SLO County restaurants aren’t even able to offer outdoor dining services. Though body art facilities received an even larger cut to their health permit bills this year, many of those businesses weren’t able to operate at all for nearly six months. “So is this just like a perfect example of bad math?” Silver asked. If the county really wants to save local businesses, Silver said, the discounts should run parallel to the capacity businesses have been able to operate at throughout the pandemic.

State water board worries Paso Robles groundwater decline will impact domestic wells

it is headed for those minimum thresholds over the next several years unless officials progress “quickly with projects and management actions.” The board urged Paso stakeholders to investigate the threats to domestic wells as well as its other concerns—like planning for worse impacts due to climate change—and move forward expeditiously with solutions. “Board staff recommend that the [local agencies] move forward aggressively with projects now,” the comments read. In response to the feedback, local stakeholders said they are taking the comments under consideration. Fifth District SLO County Supervisor Debbie Arnold told New Times that “we agree that we absolutely want to get the basin back to sustainability.” She said that it’s going to require a reduction in groundwater pumping from the major agricultural players over the basin, adding that she hopes it can be accomplished through “better management practices.” “Hopefully everyone understands that we need a reduction,” she said. Agricultural leaders of two North County water districts told New Times that SLO County must extend its water neutrality ordinance over the basin, which has helped flatten the curve of groundwater decline, according to Matt

As North County water stakeholders wait for the state’s approval of a 20-year Paso Robles Groundwater Basin sustainability plan, the State Water Resources Control Board recently expressed concerns about whether that plan does enough to reverse the basin’s decline and protect domestic well users. The water board’s Dec. 8 comments list several qualms about the basin and the plan, including that shallower domestic wells could “experience substantial impacts” if groundwater trends continue. It says the plan does not address the extent to which domestic wells— as well as public water systems—could be impacted. According to the state’s comments, half of the domestic wells in a UC Berkeley monitoring network in the basin would see “partial or full dewatering” if groundwater levels declined to their “minimum thresholds”—or the lowest acceptable water levels outlined in the sustainability plan. The comments acknowledge that the basin is a “challenging situation”—stating that much of

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RESTRICTED CAPACITY Restaurants in SLO County haven’t been able to operate at full capacity since March 2020 due to COVID-19 safety restrictions.

Somewhere closer to 75 percent off, he said. “I’m thinking, ‘What about the people on the edge?’ he said, later adding, “It’s too little of a discount based on the circumstances.” Δ —Kasey Bubnash

Turrentine, a board member on the ShandonSan Juan Water District and manager of investment vineyards. Dana Merrill, a board member on the Estrella-El Pomar-Creston Water District, said that the basin’s stakeholders should work to expand the well monitoring network, develop a fallowing program, pursue supplemental water projects, and apply for more grants. “We agree that it’s time to get moving forward with a clear strategy,” Merrill said. —Peter Johnson

Local medical and cosmetic doctor settles accusations of gross negligence

A complaint filed by the California Attorney General’s Office against local medical and cosmetic physician Dr. Laleh Shaban in 2019 accused her of gross negligence—claims she says came from a disgruntled former employee—however, the doctor has reached a settlement in the complaint. After several years of disputing the allegations, Shaban signed a settlement agreement with in July 2020. She will continue NEWS continued page 5


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operating her practice, Revive MD Medical Group, and providing her patients with aesthetic services and wellness packages. Shaban is triple-board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and functional medicine. Through her practice, she has offered concierge services for primary care and cosmetic services. Her approach is promoting whole-body wellness through metabolic medicine. Shaban has decided to discontinue the concierge medical portion of the practice to focus her energies solely on her cosmetic practice, which has been growing steadily over the last year despite the complaint controversy, according to Revive’s Practice Administrator Ali Wenzl. According to complaint documents obtained by New Times, under the terms of the settlement agreement with the Medical Board of California, which took effect on Dec. 31, Shaban is under a fiveyear probation period during which she must complete a course in medical recordkeeping, a professionalism program, a clinical competence assessment program, and acquire a practice monitor. The practice monitor must be a licensed physician or surgeon whose license is valid, is in good standing, is preferably certified by the American Board of Medical Specialities, and has no prior business or personal relationship with Shaban. During the probation period, Shaban is prohibited from prescribing and performing human chorionic gonadotropin treatments (a hormone for maternal recognition of pregnancy)

or platelet-rich plasma procedures (procedures that accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints) until she has successfully completed the clinical competence assessment program, the settlement document states. Shaban has to provide a copy of the settlement agreement and accusation to every hospital where privileges of membership are extended to her, to any other facility where Shaban engages in medical practice, and to every insurance carrier that extends malpractice insurance coverage to her. A press release from Shaban’s office states that agreeing to the settlement is not an admission of guilt. “It was approved by the state Medical Board, which licenses and regulates physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals in California,” the statement read. “I have always strived to provide the best possible medical care in a professional manner since I began practicing medicine in 1996 and I will continue to do so,” Shaban said in the statement. The Attorney General’s Office’s complaint accused Shaban of gross negligence in regards to five patients who received treatment between 2016 and 2018. The complaint stated that Shaban failed to obtain informed consent from patients, failed to accurately and adequately document and maintain patient history, failed to discuss the risks of treatment, and allowed nonNEWS continued page 6

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licensed “health coaches” to administer treatments. Shaban previously told New Times in an emailed statement that she had never had any malpractice claims filed against her until the Attorney General’s Office filed its complaint with the Medical Board. “Unfortunately one of my former employees vowed to damage my reputation and disrupt my business by making false reports to authorities and news outlets,” Shaban said at the time. In the recent press release, the office reiterated that Shaban denies many of the charges against her and attributes them to high employee turnover that she has since resolved. “The extensive investigation undertaken by the Medical Board has taken a toll, however, and a trial would exacerbate the expense and stress on my ability to practice,” Shaban said in the release. “It is time to put this behind me and to focus all my energy on caring for my patients.” —Karen Garcia

Conservationists criticize State Parks plan for future of Oceano Dunes

Local conservationists are criticizing a draft public works plan and environmental impact report recently developed and released by California State Parks that outlines future development and wildlife habitat management projects proposed for the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). State Parks released the draft documents for public review on Dec. 31, 2020, and the reports offer some insight into how State Parks plans to address many controversial issues at the dunes, including dust mitigation, access to offroading and camping, and managing the area’s endangered species. But local environmental groups, which have long blamed off-roading for the SVRA’s poor air quality and wildlife breeding rates, say State Parks has once again failed to adequately address the complex issues. “The take-home message from State Parks is, ‘Well, we can’t tell you exactly how we’re going to fix all these problems but trust us,’” said Jeff Miller, a Los Ososbased senior conservation advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity. The public works plan has been in the making for years. At a California Coastal Commission meeting in July 2019, commissioners voted down a staff proposal to impose various restrictions on the SVRA—including one that would have limited off-roading in some parts of the park—on the condition that State Parks address the possibility of implementing such regulations. Those proposals, aimed at improving the management of predators, sensitive species, and wildlife conservation, included adding enclosures around the park’s trash bins; installing fencing in areas that are home to sensitive habitats where riding is already prohibited; and permanently closing a 300-acre breeding habitat that is currently only closed seasonally to riding. Coastal Commission staff also recommended a ban on riding across the Arroyo Grande Creek, which some fish

use as a gateway to and from the ocean; a ban on nighttime riding; increased enforcement; reducing the number of vehicles allowed in the park each day; and increased dust mitigation and public outreach. State Parks was also tasked with evaluating a phasing out of off-roading in the dunes while still allowing streetlegal vehicles. Instead of evaluating the potential environmental and health impacts such a move could have on the dunes, Miller said State Parks offered up paragraphs of excuses as to why that isn’t possible, namely that it would lose the funding that off-roaders bring in. “This alternative is not truly feasible,” the public works plan reads. “Oceano Dunes receives an annual operation budget of approximately $12 million, and Pismo [State Beach] is allocated $2.5 million. If the SVRA were reclassified as a state beach or state park, it would be reasonable to assume that the operating budget would be reduced accordingly.” While the public works plan went on to say that revenue generated by off-roaders in the park goes toward the management of natural and cultural resources, including dune restoration and snowy plover and least-tern management, Miller said many of those projects wouldn’t be necessary if it weren’t for the damage caused by vehicles in the park. Miller said State Parks also dodged many of the Coastal Commission’s other recommendations. Instead of proposing a ban on night riding, State Parks plans to conduct a study that would evaluate the impacts of such a ban. Rather than prohibiting vehicle crossings at the Arroyo Grande Creek, State Parks hopes to explore the feasibility of installing a bridge over the creek and closing it when it reaches a certain depth. Worst of all, Miller said, are the campsite and parking lot development projects planned for the Oso Flaco Lake area, which Miller said would essentially destroy the area as an outstanding bird habitat. “So hopefully the Coastal Commission sees through it and imposes some of their own conditions on them,” Miller said. “At this point they should have zero tolerance for these kinds of antics from State Parks.” Other community members are also calling on the Coastal Commission to take a stand on these issues. In an email to New Times, SLO County resident Bill House wrote that the public works plan would only continue a pattern of policies that prioritize off-roading over health and safety in Oceano. “The time has come for the Coastal Commission to revoke the conditional use permit that allows vehicles at the Oceano Dunes State Park until a plan is developed that brings them into full compliance with state, federal, and environmental justice laws, regulations, and permits,” House wrote. The draft public works plan and environmental impact report are available for review online and State Parks is accepting comments until March 2. —Kasey Bubnash

against the state to try to overturn Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order and remove SLO County from its Southern California region—a route that the county counsel warned has a “very low” chance of succeeding in court. In a motion made at a Jan. 5 board meeting, 1st District Supervisor John Peschong said he thinks SLO County should be in the state’s purple tier for economic restrictions—which allows outdoor dining and other business activities that are currently barred under the stay-at-home order. “That allows some semblance of normal business life to go on, but it is safe,” Peschong said. “If you look at the numbers and you look at the counties around us, we’ve done well.” Passed on a 3-2 vote, Peschong’s motion directed County Counsel Rita Neal to explore the county’s legal options and discuss them with the board at its next closed session meeting in late January. Part of the discussion will be whether SLO could join a recent San Bernardino County lawsuit, which contests its inclusion in the 23-county Southern California region. “I think we need to analyze that and have a discussion,” Peschong said. “I believe we should be our own region. That’s the goal here.” The idea of a lawsuit was met with opposition from 2nd District Supervisor Bruce Gibson and 3rd District Supervisor Dawn Ortiz-Legg. Both pointed to the SLO County’s worsening COVID-19 metrics—where cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are at record highs—and added that a lawsuit had little chance of succeeding in court. Since March of last year, nearly 50 lawsuits have tried to challenge the state’s COVID-19 orders. Only two have prevailed at the superior court level, Neal said. “I think it’s really a waste of our staff’s time,” Gibson said. “Litigation against the public health orders of the state have roughly had the survival of a snowflake in hell. … I believe we should be in the purple tier. But we’re not.” Ortiz-Legg added that while SLO County has better ICU capacity right now—about 25 percent—than its neighbors in Santa Barbara County and further south, that doesn’t mean the health care system isn’t severely impacted or the situation couldn’t get worse quickly. “I think we have to be very careful in how we approach this,” Ortiz-Legg said. “We need to really step back and get through this holiday period … before we make any rash decisions on anything about going alone, so to speak. I do believe we’re kind of reaching for the stars here.” But Peschong argued that with no foreseeable end in sight to Newsom’s order, SLO County as an extension of Southern California may be under severe stay-at-home restrictions for months. Fifth District Supervisor Debbie Arnold agreed, and said about a lawsuit: “I’m ready to give it a try.” “We have desperate situations going on all over the county,” Arnold said. “We don’t really have a lot of choices in asking for some autonomy. I think this is the only way.” —Peter Johnson

SLO County supervisors consider lawsuit to fight state stay-at-home order

Local NAACP branch points to racist graffiti as evidence of racism in SLO County

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is mulling filing litigation

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The NAACP SLO County Branch says racist graffiti in Santa Margarita

Community Park indicates a larger issue of microaggressions and racism in the county. Ryan Alaniz told New Times, he took his 4-year-old son outside to play at the Santa Margarita Community Park on Dec. 23 to get some energy from being outdoors. Alaniz, a SLO County resident and associate professor in sociology at Cal Poly, said his son requested that he stand with him at the top of the slides. When he got to the top Alaniz saw graffiti on the inside of the play structure that said “FUCK BLM” and “hail Hitler” alongside a racial slur and a swastika symbol. Angered by the graffiti, Alaniz said he wasn’t surprised to find it. As a Central Coast native and a professor in the area for 10 years, he said while the community overall is made up of good people, there are still many individuals who don’t believe systemic racism exists. “And yet it keeps coming up over and over in the culture, in institutions, and in organizations that these small microaggressions show up again and again,” Alaniz said. These individuals, he said, continue to perpetuate a culture of superiority and inferiority more by their inaction to systemic racism than overt thoughts and acts. Alaniz reported the graffiti to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office through an online form on Dec. 27 and notified the Sheriff’s Office commander. He received a response from the commander about the incident, graffiti removal, and a case number. The local NAACP branch released a report after the incident, stating that SLO County has a history of bias-motivated hate crimes in the form of graffiti vandalism, which is an indicator that racism is active in the community. According to the California Department of Justice’s most recent annual report regarding hate crimes—crimes motivated by a victim’s race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability—San Luis Obispo County had seven reported hate crimes in 2018, as well as eight offenses, eight victims, and six suspects. A majority of the crimes occurred in the city of San Luis Obispo and one occurred in Morro Bay. According to SLO County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Tony Cipolla, the office has its own report management system that contains stats about “hate crimes/bias.” When deputy takes a report, that deputy can mark it as a hate crime with a check box. Cipolla said that the state requires monthly reports on hate crimes even if there were none—which is the same for all law enforcement agencies in the county. “Time and again, hate speech creates a hostile environment for people of color in our community and leads to violence,” President of NAACP SLO County Branch Stephen Vines said. “The pattern of reported hate crimes increases in San Luis Obispo County is significant and concerning. There is no doubt that many incidents go unreported.” “Denying racism exists is passivism, or passive racism—the most insidious factor that contributes to American racism, according to Standford scholars,” he continued. “The first step to healing is admitting a problem exists.” ∆ —Karen Garcia


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Falling behind Contact tracing lags in SLO County as COVID-19 cases, outbreaks, and vaccine rollout overwhelm the system

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n late June, as COVID-19 cases ticked up on the Central Coast, the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department announced it was tripling its contact tracing team to about 25 people—a move that enabled it to continue to contact trace in each and every new COVID-19 case. “Since the pandemic began, the county Public Health Department has traced 100 percent of the confirmed cases in SLO County,” a June 24 press release read. “Health officials say they are committed to continuing this level of investigation to protect the community’s health.” Six months later, as cases skyrocket to new record highs, SLO County can no longer say that. While the county rarely reported more than 20 new cases per day back in June, by December, new cases often eclipsed 100, and sometimes 200, per day. Yet, while the virus spread like wildfire, SLO County did not add more manpower to its contact tracing team. Now, health officials have to prioritize who to contact as part of case investigations. “We have 25 people who are contact tracing. They’re working very hard,” SLO County Emergency Services Director Wade Horton told New Times by phone on Dec. 31. “It’s difficult because of just the sheer number of cases we’ve got. … It’s just the sheer amount of work and contacts.” While contact tracers were too busy making calls to speak to New Times on Dec. 31, Horton explained how the recent explosion of COVID-19—as well as the arrival of vaccines—has stretched county resources thin and, for now, left contact

tracers with the short end of the stick. Horton said that he is trying to hire more contact tracers to keep pace with the virus, but their requirements for training—and the other pressures facing the COVID-19 response team—are slowing things down. “We’re trying to bring more people on board,” Horton said, “but you don’t just bring someone in and say, ‘Here’s four hours of training and you can do it.’ There’s a class they have to take, and it takes a while to onboard somebody. So you’re trying to onboard somebody in the midst of a spike—it’s challenging.” Given that 100 percent contact tracing is currently impossible, SLO County is instead prioritizing its calls to cases and contacts who are age 50 or older. Others may receive a belated phone call or a text message from Public Health—after which they are generally asked to do their own contact tracing, Horton said. “We’re going to try to get to you, but we’re at the point now where we have to prioritize who we’re reaching out to,” he said. “We’re asking folks if they test positive to self-quarantine. If they’ve had close contacts they know—that they’ve spent time with indoors, closer than 6 feet—to let them know, too, and they should go get tested.” New Times’ Editor Camillia Lanham recently went through this process firsthand when she came down with COVID-19 last month. After testing positive for the virus on Dec. 18, Lanham, who’s 38, finally received a call from Public Health on Dec. 29. They explained that the delay was due to this new prioritization plan.

Given that 100 percent contact tracing is currently impossible, SLO County is instead prioritizing its calls to cases and contacts who are age 50 or older.

TRACING TROUBLE As COVID-19 cases soar in SLO County, a shortage of contact tracers is causing county health officials to prioritize the cases they investigate.

According to guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, close contacts of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases should be notified of their exposure within 24 hours to effectively fight the spread. Now, far from meeting that target, SLO County is at least hoping to grow its contact tracing capacity soon. “The intent is to still get to the point where we can contact and trace as many people as possible,” Horton said. A recent change to the way that the state shares its COVID-19 data with individual counties has also challenged the effort, as SLO County has to catch up on and validate a backlog of new cases reported by the state, Horton said. Speaking candidly about the bigger picture of COVID-19, Horton noted that the county is simply getting “slammed” by the pandemic from all angles right now. In addition to confronting recordhigh cases, testing, hospitalizations, and multiple deadly outbreaks at congregate living facilities, SLO County is also spearheading the vaccine rollout. All of those fronts require staffing, time, and resources, he said. SLO

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he main goal of the Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) is to support and grow San Luis Obispo’s business community however possible, which includes supporting the local workforce. And that isn’t possible without local child care providers, according to EVC Director of Business Strategy Jill LeMieux. “You can’t talk about making businesses stronger without having the child care conversation,” LeMieux told New Times. SLO County’s lack of child care has come up over and over again in EVC’s conversations with business owners and their employees. Working parents complained of costly programs and waitlists for day care services that were so long it would take years to for their children to be accepted. So LeMieux said EVC started 2020 off with plans to offer resources to local child care programs that could make their services more accessible for all. “And then we got hit with COVID,” LeMieux said. Since then, the already struggling child care industry has had to work around obstacles related to coronavirus safety precautions. Despite declining enrollment and tuition revenue, they’re required to clean more often, provide personal protective equipment to students and staff, offer distance learning support services, and look after smaller and separated groups of children, which all require more staff time and more money. The point, LeMieux said, is most of SLO County’s child care providers are barely keeping their doors open. “And we need them to keep their doors open so that people can get back to work,” she said. So EVC, in partnership with Community Action Partnership of SLO County, First 5, and the Child Care Planning Council, is holding a supply drive aimed at collecting money and supplies that will be distributed to 290 local child care programs. The goal, LeMieux said, is to encourage businesses that benefit so much from child care and are already purchasing hard-to-find supplies— gloves, disinfectant wipes, no-contact thermometers, cloth masks, hand sanitizer, etc.—to order a few extra boxes for child care providers. Anyone can donate through Jan. 27. “Just small donations could add up to a big impact,” LeMieux said. Kimberly Love is a preschool teacher who owns Bright Life Playschool Incorporated, 1130 Orcutt Road in San

Luis Obispo, and she said all donations— no matter how small—help in ways people likely can’t imagine. “We’re not making any money,” Love told New Times. “We’re barely breaking even trying to wait this out.” When public schools first closed in March, Bright Life was prepared to continue offering services, but no one showed up. So Love closed for about two months and stopped charging tuition. When she partially reopened in June, she had to replace some of her high-risk employees who weren’t comfortable coming to work. Due to coronavirus limits on class sizes, she had to hire two additional full-time staff just to cover breaks, lunches, and all the extra cleaning required. In total, the changes cost Bright Life about an extra $5,000 a month, Love said. Bright Life cleans its classrooms and outside play equipment multiple times a day, provides masks to all staff and students, is required to have Clorox wipes on-site, and goes through a box of gloves—which have to be changed between every temperature check—each week. “We’re just constantly having to replenish this ongoing added expense, and we don’t get any more money,” she said. That’s where most child care providers are at right now, according to Shana Paulson, children services manager at Community Action Partnership of SLO. An already underpaid and undervalued group of professionals now has to do so much more with even less, she said. But Paulson said she has a lot of hope for the future. She hasn’t seen the general community step up to help child care programs at this level before, and at a time when so many other sectors are hurting too. “It’s more than a supply drive,” Paulson said. “It’s kind of an embracing of our child care field.” Visit capslo.org/donation-ccrc or call Paulson at (805) 440-2082 to learn more about donating.

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several jobs throughout her life, she also had an illustrious career at the Northrop Corporation. She is preceded in death by her father, Eugene “Pete” Schaal, mother, Edna Schaal, and her brother, William Schaal. The family will have a Celebrationof-Life at a time and date to be determined. In lieu of flowers in her memory, consider donating to the Charity or Organization of your choice.

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BY JAN MARX

Inclusive access Protecting the city of San Luis Obispo’s open space/natural reserves

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nique to the city of San Luis Obispo is that every resident—of every income level and every diverse background—is within a 20-minute walk of a protected open space/natural reserve. This public resource makes us different from other communities in which only the economically privileged have access to protected nature, whether in wilderness resorts, ranches, compounds, or second homes on private acreage. Our city’s provision of inclusive, equitable, and free access to unspoiled, protected nature did not happen by accident and must not ever be taken for granted. The city’s open space/ natural reserves program exists thanks to decades of passionate open space advocacy by residents and support by

successive City Councils, which, honoring the people’s will, have made open space protection a reality by providing funding for them and enacting visionary policies. Here are a few reasons that preservation of open space/natural reserves is so valued by residents: 1. Many hundreds of animal and plant species are sheltered by our oak forests, scattered grasslands, shrub-covered slopes, and steep rocky cliffs. The primary purpose of preserving undeveloped land in perpetuity is the protection of wildlife, their habitats, wildlife corridors, and other natural and indigenous cultural resources. 2. The secondary purpose is to provide passive recreation opportunities on carefully sited trails that do not disturb

wildlife. Open space is different from parks, which prioritize human recreation. 3. These undeveloped habitats continuously sequester tons of carbon, reducing it from the atmosphere. This regenerative capacity of open space land is a crucial asset in the city’s fight against climate change. The more land the city can protect from development, the more carbon will be automatically sequestered. 4. As our city continues to urbanize and become more densely populated, long-term preservation of the open space and protection of viewsheds become increasingly important to nurture human mental and physical health. “Getting away from it all” is especially healing during the pandemic. 5. The city’s compact urban form, surrounded by our open space greenbelt, is central to our outstanding quality of life and unique sense of place. It enriches the lives of residents, as well as visitors. For a complete map, including trails, go to the city’s website, slocity.org, and click on slocity.maps.arcgis.com/apps/maptour.

Does the community still care about the preservation and maintenance of open space during the COVID era? The answer is decidedly yes. When surveyed recently, as in many years past, city residents have placed permanent protection of open space/natural reserves and environmental conservation very high on the list of community goals, values, and priorities. However, during the Jan. 14 community forum, survey data alone may not be sufficient to persuade the new council to continue funding the program during the 2021-23 budget cycle, given competing requests. Enthusiastic public support is needed. Now is the time to urge the mayor and council to make preservation of open space/natural reserves a major city budget goal. You can do so via email (emailcouncil@slocity.org) before or during the upcoming community forum, to be held virtually on Jan. 14 at 5 pm. Δ

and varies at the time of day and the time of year. Generally, the water exiting from Diablo is between17 to 20 degrees higher as it exits the condenser. Thus, the temperature is cooler than most of the unheated aquariums in Central Coast homes. The intake structure is where the water enters the tunnels to carry the water to the condenser to condense the steam leaving the high-pressure turbines. Filter feeders such as barnacles and mussels attach themselves to the walls of the tunnels and feed on the single-cell species such as plankton, fish eggs, and larval forms. What is happening in the Diablo Canyon tunnels

is inherent along rocky coastlines, pilings on piers, boat bottoms—places where filter feeders can attach themselves to and consume billions of fish eggs, larvae, and plankton. The fact that billions of the eggs and larvae never reach adulthood is the reason for their great numbers. The fearmongers find something they can complain about, then develop it into a greater and seemingly dangerous situation to alarm the citizens—yet they have no real training, education, experience, or expertise on the subject of nuclear power.

Jan Marx is a San Luis Obispo City Council member. Respond via a letter to the editor emailed to letters@newtimesslo.com.

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he letter “Diablo is a marine life killer” (Dec. 24, 2020) has so many important details that are misstated, unknown, or intentionally left out. The water exiting from the condenser into Diablo Cove directly falls over huge concrete steps to cushion the flow of water. At this point, some of the heat in the water is lost by natural evaporation. Warmer water is lighter

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and rises to the surface where the natural prevailing winds and swells in the ocean reduce the temperature further. This entire 40-acre area is not totally influenced by the warmer water. The plant license with the Regional Water Quality Control Board allows the rise in temperature of the water leaving the plant at 22 degrees above the ambient temperature at the intake, which can change

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e are facing twin crises of climate and extinction. The numbers aren’t good. The planet has seen a 60 percent decline in wildlife over the past 40 years. In the U.S., we are losing one million acres of natural habitat to development every year. Of the millions of acres of public land under the purview of the Bureau of Land Management, 14 percent are protected. More than 80 percent are at the mercy of the oil and gas industry. But there are other numbers, numbers crunched by the UN International Convention on Biodiversity and leading conservation scientists, and those numbers say that we can turn back the crises of extinction and climate by conserving 50 percent of the planet by 2050. In the U.S., that means protecting 30 percent of our remaining lands and waters by 2030. Increasing the levels of protection and conservation for public lands currently managed by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of Defense, Forest Service, state and local government lands, private land, and natural areas would yield that crucial 30 percent. The means to do so include designations of national monuments, wilderness, and roadless forested lands; a moratorium on oil and gas leasing; executive orders; and local land use planning. Before the 2020 election (when there were other pressing matters at hand), I briefly mentioned the 30 by 30 conservation agenda in this space (“Can you live without wild things?” Oct. 15) as a ray of hope amid the environmental destruction wrought by the Trump administration, writing that “on Oct. 7,

The story behind PG&E’s decision to close

A letter by Mark Henry mistakenly asserts that the reason PG&E decided to close the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant by the end of 2025 was because of the California requirement that PG&E cease to use once-through cooling in order to protect marine life. The alternative would have been for PG&E to build expensive cooling towers (“Re: Diablo is a marine life killer,” Dec. 31). The facts, as stated in documents from the California Water Resources Control Board and from PG&E, prove otherwise. In 2010, California enacted the Policy on the Use of Coastal and Estuarine Waters for Power Plant Cooling. This mandate required that by 2015 all coastal power plants must have in place replacement cooling systems that conserve water and protect the marine environment. But Diablo Canyon was excused from compliance with this policy precisely because of the expenses of cooling towers. Hence, the expenses of building cooling towers had nothing to do with PG&E’s decision to close the Diablo Canyon reactors. Here is how PG&E explained its reasoning in a press release dated Sept. 20, 2018: “California’s energy landscape is changing dramatically. State policies that focus on renewables and energy efficiency, coupled with projected lower customer electricity demand in the future, will

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Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-82-20, committing the state of California to protecting 30 percent of California’s lands and waters by 2030 to curb the loss of species and the destruction of ecosystems. California is the first state in the nation to pledge to conserve 30 percent of its land and waters by 2030, joining 38 countries in that commitment to conservation.” Saving threatened wildlife by protecting public lands means stemming the tide of destruction that has cost us 60 percent of the planet’s wildlife and is consuming a million acres a year. It’s about keeping fossil fuels in the ground, greatly aiding the shift to a clean energy economy. It’s about building a movement at the local, state, and federal levels, partnering with indigenous and frontline communities. It’s about generating the political will, visionary policies, and legislation to permanently protect the highest value landscapes to insure the survival of the greatest number of species. To achieve that goal, the Sierra Club is focusing on four strategies: • Protect and restore large, intact landscapes and wildlife corridors. • Implement land conservation strategies that contribute to climate solutions. • Support the conservation and stewardship vision and priorities of tribal nations. • Conserve more open lands and parks near communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities. Few countries on Earth have retained as much wilderness-quality land as the United States. And according to a 2018 study, “the mitigation potential of conservation, restoration, and improved management in forests, grasslands, agricultural lands, and wetlands”— natural climate solutions—could cut U.S. carbon emissions by 21 percent.

Letters result in a significant reduction in the need for the electricity produced by DCPP [Diablo Canyon Power Plant] past 2025.” Jane Swanson Mothers for Peace San Luis Obispo

Ode to Elmer Fudd

I must admit that I am often easily amused, though perhaps for the wrong reasons. Reading Al Fonzi’s recent column, “The divisive, delusional left,” (Dec. 31) reminded me of that rabbit-hunting cartoon character, Elmer Fudd, who is remarkably out of touch with reality. It seems obvious, to me, that the Trumpist right-wingers have been the most divisive lot in my 80 years on the planet. And when Al Fonzi writes that “Racism is a dying philosophy in America,” he appears quite unaware of the thousands of generally peaceful protests that the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement (which the rather Fuddish Al Fonzi may not even be aware of) has put on since the death of George Floyd in May. Including our local BLM protest in July, after which our delusional SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow decided to persecute (not prosecute) activist Tianna Arata—until disqualified by a SLO County Superior Court judge. Clement Salvadori Atascadero

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In 2002, legendary biologist E.O. Wilson published The Future of Life, in which he wrote: “The biosphere creates our special world anew every day, every minute, and holds it in a unique, shimmering, physical disequilibrium. ... When we destroy ecosystems and extinguish species, we degrade the greatest heritage the planet has to offer and thereby threaten our own existence.” He was right. That’s why, for the next 10 years, with a special emphasis on the first hundred days of the Biden administration, the Sierra Club will engage all our networks nationwide to push for a 30 percent by 2030 conservation vision. Δ

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I have personally questioned the president of the local fisherman’s association, the fishermen themselves, a local sport fishing company, and individuals who fish off our coastline. All have explained there is no problem catching their quota of fish. There are many underwater videos taken at the Diablo Cove showing the healthy and thriving marine environment. PG&E is a good steward of the marine environment in Diablo Cove, with abundant validation provided to regulators. Δ

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don’t know about you guys, but it’s really starting to feel as if 2021 might be worse than 2020. On Jan. 6, SLO County reported 290 new cases of COVID-19. And we all know that those numbers are likely from tests taken a week ago. We had 53 cases in the hospital and 14 in ICU beds. And just the day before, we had 310 new cases while our SLO County Board of Supervisors was considering whether to sue Gov. Gavin Newsom for daring to include SLO County in the regional stay-at-home orders for ICU capacity. The three musketeers—our conservative supervisor favorites—would like to join a San Bernardino County lawsuit against the governor. You know, because we’re neighbors in this fight! Not. I can already see the future. Just the two of us—SLO and San Bernardino—far away from one another but close in our hearts. Separated from the poor peasants who are stuck in the Southern California region, with low to no ICU capacity and high COVID-19 case counts. With San Bernardino’s daily case counts in the thousands and SLO County’s in the hundreds, we will be unstoppable! I guess the ol’ Tri-County split effort lost some of its luster as Ventura County and Santa Barbara County are currently more focused on the public health crisis confronting them than splitting from the

Southern California region. Meanwhile, SLO County is still in denial that it’s even in a public health crisis! “If you look at the numbers and you look at the counties around us, we’ve done well,” 1st District Supervisor John Peschong said. Yep, John, we did do well. I miss those days! Because guess what? The numbers are catching up to us. As more people get infected, more people will get infected. Especially in North County, where folks are still refusing to wear masks in public. If the 600 positive cases on Jan. 5 and 6 are any indication of what’s to come, we will need six ICU beds in two weeks, as 1 percent of positive cases end up in the ICU. And that’s just from those two days and just for COVID-19 patients. We currently have 13 available, according to the state. But San Bernardino currently has 53 beds available, so we’re good right?!

Not to be a negative Nancy about the future, but who knows what it will look like in a couple of weeks? If the numbers continue as they are, we will need an additional two to three ICU beds per day. And COVID-19 patients typically stay in the hospital for eight to 10 days or more. If our daily case counts increase, we will need even more. But why focus on trying to avert a public health crisis? Let’s join a lawsuit. It’s way easier! Meanwhile, COVIDiots and Trumpidiots got together in Washington, D.C., and had a real field day trying to stop the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives from certifying the Electoral College votes as a Joe Biden win. They broke into the Capitol building; a woman got shot and later died. Protesters and Capitol Police shot pepper spray at one another, and while law enforcement swung clubs, protesters apparently swung flag poles. And the very same people who chastised the Black Lives Matter movement for being antipolice were calling law enforcement officers murderers. So there’s some irony for you. They think it’s a rehash of 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was issued and the American colonies broke from Great Britain. Except it’s not, because they are residents of the United States of America, which just held a free and fair democratic election for president (not king), and their side lost.

Because guess what? The numbers are catching up to us. As more people get infected, more people will get infected.

Cult Leader-in-Chief Donald Trump just can’t stand it, so he’s making a mockery of everything the country was built on while his minions spread chaos through the streets in the last gasps of a gigantic months-long, extremely unpatriotic temper tantrum. And all he can do is tweet about it. Because he doesn’t know what it means to be an adult, make a coherent speech, quell violence, bring the country together. You know, all the normal things that presidents have been doing since George Washington first took office in 1789. It’s painful to watch unfold, and yet hard to tear your eyes away from. What is happening? Where are we now? Why are we here? Is it still 2020? No, it’s 2021, and all of the same problems we left on the doorstep of Dec. 31 are still here on Jan. 6. The chaos and trepidation of the last 10 months haven’t gone away. We can’t run from ourselves. We are here. And so are the issues we’ve failed to address as we push blame on opposing parties and seek to assign problems to the “other” rather than take on the responsibility of fixing our mess together. We are a mess, America. We are a mess, California. We are a mess, San Luis Obispo County. And suing the governor, storming the Capitol, aren’t going to change that. It might make you feel better, but it’s not going to change the facts: COVID-19 isn’t going anywhere, and Joe Biden is our next president. Better get used to it. ∆ The Shredder is a always a mess. Send comments to shredder@newtimesslo.com.

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has joined Pacific Eye and will be seeing patients in our Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo offices. Dr. Horne has been practicing optometry for 30 years and has been providing eye care for 25 years here on the Central Coast. Dr. Horne received his Bachelor of Science in Pre-medicine with honors from the University of Nevada-Reno and then earned his Doctorate of Optometry from the Southern California College of Optometry in Fullerton, California. To pursue the highest quality standards he attained further training in Ocular Therapeutics and Glaucoma. He strives to help patients see their best and takes pride in answering all patient questions in an easy way to understand.

Application deadline: January 20th

Please call Dr. Horne to schedule your appointment PACIFIC EYE – PASO PACIFIC EYE – SLO

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220 Oak Hill Road, Paso Robles 3855 Broad St., Suite B, San Luis Obispo

805-227-1477 805-545-8100

www.PacEyeMD.com


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

SERENITY NOW

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature in Solvang hosts a serenity stone wrapping workshop on Sunday, Jan. 24, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. via Zoom. This virtual class is led by Lompoc-based artist Kathy Badrak. Attendees will learn two methods of rock wrapping with waxed linen. Admission is $25, which also includes all materials needed to participate. Visit wildlingmuseum.org to find out more about the workshop. —Caleb Wiseblood

JAN. 7 – JAN. 14 2021

PHOTO COURTESY OF KATHY BADRAK

ARTS

SAN LUIS OBISPO

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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. Through 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.

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.

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

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

RESIN ART BOWLS Create a gorgeous glass-look art bowl (or several smaller ones) using resin. These bowls are perfect for display, as a gift for your special someone or to hold trinkets. Kit includes everything to make an artistic bowl including a how-to video. Curbside kit pickup. Jan. 11, 6-7 p.m. $40. 805286-5993. creativemetime.com. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles. STUDIOS ON THE PARK: ONLINE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Check site for a variety of virtual classes and workshops online. ongoing studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805-238-9800.

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/.

JANUARY ART PICK-UP PACKS Register through the Santa Maria Public Library to pick up an art pack to create your own masterpiece at home. Art packs include projects that help students learn basic principles of art. These packs are geared towards ages 6 to 12. Supplies are limited. Jan. 12, Jan. 13, Jan. 14, Jan. 15 and Jan. 16 Free. 805-925-0994. engagedpatrons.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

SAN LUIS OBISPO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2021 Stream entertaining musicals, comedies, dramas, and documentaries that explore Jewish life around the world. Also features fi lmmaker 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.

SLO CAMERA CLUB Online Zoom meetings and

PCPA: ACTORS TALKBACK Streams live on PCPA’s

competitions. Everyone is welcome. Visit site for meeting links. Second Thursday of every month Free to guest. slocameraclub.org/home.shtml. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-0639.

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.

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 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.

PCPA READS AT HOME A literacy project that uses our students’ learning to serve children and parents who are learning at home. Co-hosted by Allan Hancock College and the Santa Maria-Bonita School District to bring a love of stories and language to people right in their homes. ongoing PCPA: The Pacific Conservatory Theatre, 800 S. College, Santa Maria, 805-922-8313, pcpa.org.

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.

TECH TALKS: LIVE ON INSTAGRAM Every Tuesday sit down with one of our technical staff and learn about the ins and outs of their craft. Get the exclusive with our host Erik Stein. Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. PCPA: The Pacific Conservatory Theatre, 800 S. College, Santa Maria, 805-922-8313, pcpa.org.

VIRTUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION This year, the

WINE AND DESIGN VIRTUAL CLASSES Check

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.

Wine and Design’s Orcutt website for the complete list of virtual classes online, for various ages. Also offering kids camps for summer. ongoing Varies. wineanddesign. com/orcutt. Wine and Design, 3420 Orcutt Road, suite 105, Orcutt.

WINTER SNOWFLAKE CERAMIC CLASS A socially

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.

VIRTUAL OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR Visit ARTS

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

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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.

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

INDEX

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THE ART OF FACE MASKS: VIRTUAL EXHIBIT This group show reunites several artists from the museum’s 2019 exhibit, The Art of Dress, including Georganne Alex, Carole Coduti, Gwen Samuels, and others. ongoing Free. artoffacemasks.com. Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, 805-686-1211.

A MIGHTY OAK: PERMANENT EXHIBIT ONLINE

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Depicts the habitat around a Valley oak–one of the largest and old trees found in our area. View the artwork online. ongoing Free. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-688-1082, wildlingmuseum.org.

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SB COUNTY AND BEYOND Photographic

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

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

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

GRIEF RECOVERY AND SUPPORT PROGRAM 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 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.

BELLE OF THE BOWL

Creative Me Time hosts a pickup date for its Resin Art Bowl kit at Centennial Park in Paso Robles on Monday, Jan. 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. Buyers of this take-home art project will be able to customize their own unique glass bowls using resin and other materials. Each kit is $40 and includes a step-by-step instructional video. Call (805) 286-5993 or visit creativemetime.com for more info. —C.W. ARTS from page 13

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, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-688-1082, wildlingmuseum.org.

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CENTRAL COAST SUMMER SLIM DOWN A 12-week program. Shed those extra pounds and learn which foods work with your unique body. ongoing, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Call for price and schedule. 805-235-7978. gratefulbodyhealthcoaching.com. Grateful Body, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

TAI CHI AND QI GONG: ZEN IN MOTION Small group classes with 2019 Tai Chi Instructor of the Year. Call for time and days. Learn the Shaolin Water Style and 5 Animals Qi Gong. Beginners welcomed. Mondays, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call for price details. 805-701-7397. charvetmartialarts.com. Morro Bay Martial Arts, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

TAI CHI CHUN CERTIFICATION With the 2019 Tai Chi Instructor of the year. Ongoing courses. ongoing Call for price. 805-701-7397. charvetmartialarts.com. Grateful Body, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay. TAI CHI CHUN/ QI GONG BASICS Learn the foundation of Qi Gong, the rooting of breathing, and Shaolin Tai Chi. Tuesdays-Thursdays Call for details. 805701-7397. charvetmartialarts.com. Grateful Body, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

UUCC/GOODWILL DONATIONS FUNDRAISER Bring your Goodwill donations to the UUCC any Saturday

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. 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.

UNVEILING OUR BODY’S WISDOM: MOVEMENT CLASS SERIES An 8-week

morning, January through March. Items will be given to Goodwill and will earn money for the UUCC. “It’s a win-win!” Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. through March 29 805-3954055. Unitarian Universalist Church, 786 Arlington, Cambria.

ZEN IN MOTION Tai Chi and Qi Gong basics. Deep 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.

JAN. 7 – JAN. 14 2021

series to explore with motion, color, words, and breath. Participants dive deep into themselves, connect to their inner power, and create the language and the space for their bodies to express their wisdom, their stories. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. through March 4 $108 for series. 707266-8945. athasomatics.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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.

WEEKLY DROWNING RESCUE COURSES Facility advertised as open and safe. Give the office a call to register over the phone. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.6:30 p.m. Members $130; Non-members $160. 805-4816399. 5 Cities Swim School, 425 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, 5citiesswimschool.com.

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30 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN SANTA MARIA/ ORCUTT Community Partners in Caring is seeking volunteers to help support dependent older adults and seniors. ongoing partnersincaring.org. Santa Maria, Citywide, Santa Maria.

HUMAN BEING SUPPORT AND INSPIRATION ONLINE GROUP An online group to listen and get support from others from the comfort of your own home. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. $40 monthly subscription. 805598-1509. divining.weebly.com. Divine Inspiration, 947 E Orange St., Santa Maria.

SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY: MOVIE TALK DISCUSSION GROUP A video conference movie discussion group; meets on the second Thursday of each month. For more information email sstarnaud@ cityofsantamaria.org or call 805-925-0994. Second Thursday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/ library. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, 805-925-0994.

CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 16 PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN

UNVEILING OUR BODY’S WISDOM: MOVEMENT WORKSHOP Join us for this 8-week series

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

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 Church, 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 805-221-5523. 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

COMPLIMENTARY OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES Hotel San Luis Obispo, Piazza Hospitality’s first property

where we explore art, writing, breath, and movement to dive deep into ourselves, connecting to our creativity and creating the language and the space for our bodies to express their wisdom and stories. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. through March 4 $108 for series. 707-266-8945. athasomatics.org/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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. YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (ONLINE) Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a comprehensive, online training that teaches educators, family members, and caregivers (ages 18 and older) to approach, assess, and assist a young person with a mental health challenge or substance use concern. Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 978-697-0629. bethedifference.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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

SHRUB HUB

The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden (SLOBG) hosts its Native Shrub ID and Propagation Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 30, and Sunday, Jan. 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. both days. Attendees will learn how to identify winter shrubs and grow their own shrubs. This two-part workshop is hosted by arborist Rodney Thurman. Call (805) 541-1400 or visit slobg.org for more info. SLOBG is located at 3450 Dairy Creek Road, San Luis Obispo. —C.W.

DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN Become a mentor and support an adult with special needs in your home

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INDULGE IN SLO CAL RESTAURANT MONTH FROM JANUARY 1–31, 2021 Participating restaurants will offer special three-course prix fixe menus for $30–$40 per person or other special offerings – including takeout options! PISMO BEACH

SEAVENTURE RESTAURANT

Perched three stories above the sands of Pismo Beach and the Pacific Ocean, savor contemporary coastal cuisine while soaking up 180-degree panoramic views and spectacular sunsets on one of our two expansive outdoor patios. Our custom-crafted cocktails and local wine list all accent this beachfront dining experience.

100 Ocean View Avenue (805) 773-3463 · SeaVenture.com SAN LUIS OBISPO

SAN LUIS OBISPO

Menu for this week. $30 per person, 3 courses. Ready at 5pm. 1) Vegetarian Roasted Butternut Squash Soup 2) Grilled Basil Pesto Salmon with Fresh Herb Risotto Tossed with Peas, Carrots, and Parsnips 3) Peach Beignets Ala Mode: Two Housemade Beignets with a Scoop of Leo Leo Vanilla Gelato

Join us this January for a taste of classic Madonna Inn fare.

1121 Broad Street (805) 545-5401 · BigSkyCafe.com

100 Madonna Road (805) 543-3000 · MadonnaInn.com

AVILA BEACH

SAN LUIS OBISPO

BIG SKY CAFE

GARDENS OF AVILA

MADONNA INN

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.

EUREKA!

AT SYCAMORE MINERAL SPRINGS

$40 for 2!

Featuring a fabulous $40 three-course dinner served nightly 5-9 pm. Enjoy dining in our lounge with a cozy natural stone fireplace or on our heated Old Stone Patio. The perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy exceptional foods, craft cocktails, and a wine list that highlights extraordinary local wines.

Appetizer: Crispy Brussels Sprouts

1215 Avila Beach Drive (805) 595-7302 · SycamoreSprings.com

1141 Chorro Street · IG @eurekaslo (805) 903-1141 · EurekaRestaurantGroup.com

Choice of 2 Burgers: Eureka! Cheeseburger · Cowboy Burger · Fresno Fig Burger · Jalapeño Egg Burger · Veggie Burger 1 Cocktail: Industry Margarita · Wild Child

Visit www.SLOJFF.com for the Virtual Event

Jan. 7-28

2021

For information call (805) 426-5465

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JAN. 7 – JAN. 14 2021

REUSE AND RECYCLE

Art Center Morro Bay offers a virtual workshop, Painting with Paper, with mixed-media artist Lisa Agaran, on Friday, Jan. 29, and Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. both days. Participants of this virtual class will create their own artworks using repurposed or recycled paper materials. The workshop is open to ages 18 and over. Admission ranges from $45 to $50. Visit artcentermorrobay.org to find out more. —C.W. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 14

Arcadian Gardens Unique & Artistic Carpentry AND MASONRY

Decks · Sheds · Faux Villages Rails · Stairs · Pergolas Arbors · Fences · Walls · Patios

Experience with a Flair John Ruggiero Designer/Contractor

805-237-0672 or email shannon@arcadiangardens.net

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STORY TIME LIVE FOR FAMILIES: VIRTUAL EVENT FROM SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY Join us for a live story time for families; bilingual on alternating weeks. Includes songs, finger plays, and a few stories. Tune in for a fun story time the whole family will enjoy. Registration is required for a Zoom link. Wednesdays, 4-4:30 p.m. through Feb. 24 Free. 805-925-0994. engagedpatrons.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS OVER ZOOM Visit site or call to learn about various virtual workshop offerings. ongoing Varies. Unwind Studio, 130 N. Broadway, suite B, Santa Maria, 805-748-2539, unwindsantamaria.com. YOGA FOR MANKIND: ZOOM CLASSES Offering a variety of virtual yoga and pilates classes over the summer. Check site for class schedule. ongoing Starts at $10. yoga4mankind.org. Yoga for Mankind, 130 N Broadway, suite B, Orcutt.

L O M P O C/ VA N D E N B E R G

GOOD MORNING LOMPOC The show is hosted by Lompoc locals Michelle and Jeremy Ball, who aim to keep the community connected while staying home at the same time. Episodes are also available to watch on YouTube after they’re streamed live. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:30 a.m. Facebook, Online, Inquire for Facebook address.

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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.

SAN LUIS OBISPO

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

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ARROYO GRANDE FARMERS MARKET Saturdays,

12-2:25 p.m. Arroyo Grande Farmers Market, Olohan Alley, Arroyo Grande.

S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

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

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

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

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

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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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Strictly Starkey

BY GLEN STARKEY

A player’s player If it’s got strings, Eric Brittain can shred on it!

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o one’s been hit harder by the pandemic than professional working musicians, those folks whose entire livelihoods are based on playing paying gigs. Being a professional musician in SLO County isn’t exactly a big moneymaker anyway, and a lot of players keep a roof over their heads by giving private lessons, but even that has been curtailed. One musician whose career I’ve followed for years is renowned multi-instrumentalist Eric Brittain, who’s an absolute monster of any stringed instrument. “I’m doing well considering it’s 2020,” Brittain quipped via email. “Haven’t played a live show since February. Had to cancel a shitload of bookings. Very unhappy about that, but I’m staying healthy, so I’m thankful to be alive.” The music business has changed so much in the last two decades. First CDs started to die out thanks to MP3s, then Napster taught music lovers how to steal, and soon record stores and music labels started dropping like flies. The only way an independent musician like Brittain could make a living was gigging and selling CDs, and now all he has is CD sales until live music starts up again. He’s got three CDs you can get your hands on—two instrumentals he said could “be found on Amazon, CDbaby, Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, CDUniverse, and too many more to mention. If people want to find out about me they can just go to Google and put in ‘Eric Brittain Music’ and page after page will pop up.” The earlier instrumental CD, 2010’s Slack Key and Then Some, is a terrific showcase for Brittain’s Hawaiian fingerstyle playing. Now considered quintessentially Hawaiian music, the music genre actually developed in the late 19th century when Mexican cowboys introduced Spanish guitars to Hawaiian musicians, and instead of embracing the Spanish tuning, the Hawaiians retuned

to a chord now called “open tuning.” Brittain is a true master, perfecting the pull-offs, hammer-ons, and string harmonic techniques indicative of the genre. He dedicated the album to Aunty Ku’ulei Perez, a famed Hawaiian slack key player who passed away in 2011. She and Brittain appear together on the album cover. Brittain said her “mele and aloha have been an inspiration to me and countless others.” Mele means chants, songs, or poems, and aloha, in addition to meaning hello and goodbye, means love and affection. It’s a wonderful tribute and a brilliant and beautiful album. The other instrumental, 2016’s As I Am Here…, features 18 Brittain originals. He writes in the album liner notes, “To go where no musicians has gone before; to reach into the mystical ether of creation and pull forth the inner vibrations beyond time and space; to let the spontaneous magic of the universe course through your instrumental like flowing water; with little or no precontemplation, letting God, (the life force), speak through your soul, mind, and body freely. We can and will do this!” It’s a wonderful display of sparkling musicianship as Brittain plays all the various stringed instruments you hear— mainly guitars and mandolins. Recorded in Molokai Minchie Studios on the Hawaiian island of Molokai and mastered by Steve Crimmel at Painted Sky Studios (then in Harmony but now located in Cambria), it’s a testament to why Brittain was such a sought-after sideman in the pre-pandemic days. He can add hot lick to anything! The album that really strikes home for me, however, is the most recent one, 2017’s Legend of the Last Stage West, on which Brittain covers a bunch of well-known bluegrass and country songs as well as a couple of traditionals, throwing in two originals.

Last Stage West, the old roadhouse located between Morro Bay and Atascadero on Highway 41, was founded by Brittain’s parents, and the album is a tribute to them: “This album is dedicated to the late great ‘Buffalo’ Bill Brittain and his faithful wife of 60 years, Carmon Brittain; for without these two beautiful people, my life and my music would never have existed. Many of the songs on this album were sung by Bob and the family in thousands of performances throughout the West.” Brittain actually recorded the songs in 1997 when his family owned the joint. It was a place people would drive to and enjoy Bill and Carmon’s amazing barbecue. People gathered at communal tables, and after everyone was served, the Brittains would come out of the kitchen, get on stage, and throw down an amazing show! Lots of the locals would wander up on stage with them, turning the night into a real hootenanny. It was magic. After a decade in business, the main building burned to the ground, and Bill and Carmon decided to retire. Atascadero local Tom Passon bought the property in 2005, putting up a metal building and doing what he could to carry on the Brittains’ tradition. The venue permanently closed in 2018. In 2017, Crimmel at Painted Sky mastered the recordings, and Brittain released it. You can only get the album through Brittain by emailing ericl. brittain@icloud.com and purchasing it directly. You’ll love his fiddling, picking, and rumbling voice on great songs like Dan Hicks’ “Cowboy Dream #19” and Merle Haggard’s “Ramblin’ Fever.” “Been recording and woodshedding to keep my music going,” Brittain said. “Thank you for taking this on. It’s good for me to keep my name out there so what following I still have doesn’t forget about me all together.” Do yourself and the live music scene a favor and support professional musicians like Eric Brittain! ∆ Contact Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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➤ Film [19]

Mural

BY GLEN STARKEY

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2021 SLO Jewish Film Festival goes virtual with screenings, live events through Jan. 28

The 2021 San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival will feature a diverse selection of feature-length and short narratives and documentaries, which are available to stream starting Jan. 7 and through Jan. 28. The theme of this year’s virtual festival is “diversity and harmony,” according to festival representatives. “We are delighted to continue the SLO Jewish Film Festival’s tradition in this new format. It has enabled us to expand programming, develop collaborations, and outreach in new directions,” the festival’s co-director Lauren Bandari said in press materials. During the three weeks of the festival’s availability, viewers will be able to access each film along with special features, including intimate interviews with the filmmakers, conducted by festival co-director Muara C. Johnston. Live events will also stream each Thursday, starting on Jan. 7 with an opening night concert featuring violinist Brynn Albanese, jazz guitarist Adam Levine, and the San Luis Obispo Symphony. On Jan. 14, members of the GALA Pride and Diversity Center will discuss intersectionality of LGBTQ-plus and Jewish culture. A live forum with local filmmakers Randi Barros, Tom Walters, and Jody Belsher will take place on Jan. 21. The festival will conclude with a closing night roundtable discussion with Rabbi Micah Hyman and guest rabbis on Jan. 28. The topic of this roundtable will be the importance of Commandment 613, the directive to perform acts of kindness and selflessness. To find out more about this year’s SLO Jewish Film Festival, including its full slate of featured films, visit slojff.com.

SLO Library’s virtual Book Club hosts talk with Alyssa Sheinmel, author of What Kind of Girl

As part of its ongoing virtual book club series, the San Luis Obispo Library will host an author talk with guest speaker Alyssa Sheinmel on Jan. 26, from 4 to 5 p.m. Sheinmel will be discussing her novel, What Kind of Girl, which is described as “an unflinching exploration of the labels society puts on girls and women, and the strength it takes to rise above it” in press materials. Other novels by Sheinmel include Faceless and A Danger to Herself and Others. Find out more about the author at alyssasheinmel.com. Admission to this online event is free, but pre-registration is required. Visit slolibrary.org to sign up or for more info on the library’s virtual book club. ∆ —Caleb Wiseblood

HARD AT WORK Puerto Rican artist Juan Alberto Negroni (foreground left) and guest curator Emma Saperstein (center right) oversee the work of Cuesta College art students on the installation of Negroni’s Pacificaribbean on the SLO Museum of Art, to be officially unveiled on Jan. 10.

Pacificaribbean New mural communicating Puerto Rico, nature, and nostalgia wraps the SLO Museum of Art

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omething bright and tropical is blooming in downtown SLO—a new mural currently being painted on four outside walls of the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art at the corner of Broad and Monterey streets. Designed by internationally recognized artist Juan Alberto Negroni and titled Pacificaribbean, the mural should be complete by Sunday, Jan. 10. The public is welcome to come by and see the mural as it progresses, and a time-lapse video will be posted on SLOMA’s website once the project is complete. “I am from Puerto Rico, and I have been trying to translate into a visual language what it means to come from Puerto Rico,” Negroni explained outside the SLOMA on Sunday, Jan. 3, during a break from painting the mural. After earning a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in printmaking from the Puerto Rico School of Fine Arts and then a Master of Arts in Education in art history and museum studies, he left Puerto Rico to move to Texas, where he received his Master of Fine Arts in studio arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He’s had five solo shows. He’s frequently asked where he’s from, why he moved to Dallas, and how Puerto Rico compares to Texas, and though he’s happy to speak to Puerto Rico’s political, religious, and cultural history, he notes that sometimes words fail where visual arts can succeed in communicating the complex and nuanced ideas. “I’m the guest curator for the project, and the idea is to every year have a new guest curator for a new mural,” explained Emma Saperstein, who was also on hand Jan. 3. She noted that Negroni was being aided by a group of Cuesta College art students. “It’s a work experience

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Designed by internationally recognized artist Juan Alberto Negroni, the mural Pacificaribbean should be complete by Sunday, Jan. 10. The public is welcome see the mural’s progress, and after the project is complete, a time-lapse video will be posted at sloma.org/exhibition/pacificaribbean.

class credit and comes with a small stipend.” How does Negroni feel about the temporary nature of this mural? “Everything is temporary,” Negroni asserted, “whether it lasts 20 years or one year, it doesn’t matter. As an artist, you learn to deal with loss. Sometimes you sell a painting and it’s gone. I often paint over paintings if I become dissatisfied. I just wish while it’s here that the community enjoys it, that they have a conversation about it, that it connects with the community.” “It will live on in one way,” Saperstein noted. “There will be a catalog with commissioned essays from four curators about the diaspora of Caribbean art and culture, which will serve as a long-term documentation of the project and Caribbean art in general, commenting on the connection between San Luis Obispo and Puerto Rico.” According to press materials, the mural’s concept “is inspired by Juan’s upbringing in the city of Bayamón near San Juan. His father worked at the Caribe-Hilton Hotel, a beautiful resort hotel that emulates the complex relationship between Puerto Rico’s people and the economic and social influence of Western tourism. As a child, Juan and his siblings would sneak into some of the amenities of the hotel they were prevented from accessing, such as the private beach, the pool, and most memorable for Juan, the private gardens.

DETAIL Student artist Celeste Dowlan fills in shapes in Juan Alberto Negroni’s mural, which tries “to translate into a visual language what it means to come from Puerto Rico,” he said. The mural will remain in place for one year, after which it will be replaced by another artist’s mural.

“In Juan’s work, representations of the luscious local ecology of Puerto Rico capture a resilience of nature that beckons us to bravely encounter and embrace the unknown. For Juan, this work both hearkens to a nuanced nostalgia of the past and a longing to preserve the memories and experiences of our youth. For those of us who reside on the Central Coast of California, Pacificaribbean asks us to consider the safety, challenge, and longing of this moment and the memories of youth that connect us to each other and to our home.” With these various student artists working on the mural, does he think it will represent his vision? “What I did was started it out at home,” he explained. “I’m not that good with measurements and architecture, but I start with a very loose sketch to have an idea of where to go. [The mural] will look very close to my design, but it’s a little bit of a mix—a hybrid between painting, street art, and muralism.” “Pacificaribbean invites us to celebrate and cultivate a relationship between our inner landscapes and the landscape around us and, even amidst time of separation and grief, find windows of hope,” SLOMA’s press materials added. “Juan has been intentional about the relationship between the mural and the trees and natural environment visible above the museum, creating an unlikely and unexpected symbiosis between our community and his.” According to Leann Standish, SLOMA’s new executive director, “On Sunday, Jan. 10, we will unveil the new mural by legendary artist Juan Alberto Negroni. All sides of the building will showcase his work, which is a vibrant exploration of nature and nostalgia and the feelings it inspires in all of us. We encourage you to stroll by and watch the work unfold.” ∆ Contact Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey atgstarkey@newtimesslo.com.


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Split Screen

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eorge Clooney stars in and directs this post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure based on Lily Brooks-Dalton’s 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight, about terminally ill scientist Dr. Augustine Lofthouse living in a remote research outpost in the Arctic, THE MIDNIGHT SKY where in 2049 he What’s it rated? PG-13 works to discover What’s it worth, Anna? Full price potentially habitable What’s it worth, Glen? Full price planets. The facility Where’s it showing? Netflix is being evacuated amid a mysterious global catastrophe. Augustine decides to stay, hoping to contact the crew of the own as they’re forced to travel through an Æther, an exploratory spacecraft returning uncharted asteroid field. There are some from a mission to K-23, a habitable gripping moments here, but apparently not moon of Jupiter. The crew of five—Cmdr. enough for some viewers. I, however, was Adewole (David Oyelowo), Dr. Iris “Sully” engrossed and entertained throughout. Sullivan (Felicity Jones), Maya (Tiffany Anna I was really surprised with the Boone), Sanchez (Demián Bichir), and poor reviews after watching this, as I Mitchell (Kye Chandler)—have no idea was also really taken by it. Clooney does the Earth will soon be rendered lifeless. very little wrong in my book, and I found As he awaits the spacecraft to reach radio his performance and character both contact, he discovers a mute girl named intense and interesting. While we get a Iris (Caoilinn Springall) has been left bit of insight into his character through behind at the station. (118 min.) flashbacks of his younger years, the reason behind the totality of his brokenness is Glen Free with your Netflix subscription, still somewhat of a mystery. He knows this new, sci-fi adventure has been panned his life will soon be over, so the decision pretty hard. Its Rotten Tomatoes critics’ to be the one to stay behind proves easy. score is 52 percent, and its audience score When Iris appears, he’s wholly unaware a dismal 26 percent. Frankly, that seems of both how to deal with her and what to very unfair. Yes, some of its criticisms do with her. Without language, both her are accurate—it’s slow-paced, takes itself mystery and vulnerability are heightened, too seriously, and feels atmospherically and despite Augustine trying to keep her austere—but it’s also emotionally potent, at arm’s length, she finds her way into especially going into the third act that his heart and gives him something else features a twist I probably should have to focus on besides his impending doom. seen coming but was glad I didn’t. Clooney The crew of the Æther are close in a way plays Augustine as a broken man, forced that people can only be when they literally to mechanically cycle his blood daily, can’t get away from each other, and Dr. prone to too much drink and far too much Sullivan is gearing up to give birth to a introspection. In flashback, we discover an child she and Cmdr. Adewole conceived early failed romance. He chose his work on the ship. I found both storylines to be over a family, and that seems to haunt solid on their own and good counterparts him. When he discovers Iris living in the to each other. The Midnight Sky was a outpost, he doesn’t know what to do with solid piece of work and hit me emotionally. her. His ability to form human connections Maybe many disagree, but that’s where it is clearly stunted. The second act speeds landed for me. up a bit when he realizes he and Iris must Glen Clooney totally abandons his typical leave the outpost to travel to another suave persona in favor of gravitas. His one some distance away with a more handsome face is covered by a bushy beard powerful radio signal. Meanwhile, the and the twinkle in his eye replaced by a crew of the Æther has problems of their weariness that’s palpable. His usually spry

comportment looks slowed and pained. As for newcomer Caoilinn Springall, she’s utterly precious, and Clooney gets a great performance out of the 7-year-old. Though the Æther subplot is secondary, there’s still a lot of drama going on there, especially as Earth’s fate becomes clearer. The crew members have family there, after all, and options and hope are both in scant supply. This isn’t as effective as, say, Gravity (2013), which also starred Clooney, Interstellar (2014), or even Ad Astra (2019), which was also accused of being too slow, but I found it wholly worth watching. Anna Clooney definitely shows his skills as an actor here, and I agree that Springall is nothing short of totally adorable. Her big blue eyes and cherubic face draw you in, and even though she only has one line as part of a dream sequence, her acting is fantastic. She’s just someone you want to care about and can see even a gruff-hearted loner like Augustine falling for. Between space and the Arctic, the landscape of this film is harsh and beautiful, from visually arresting shots of the Æther crew as they work to repair their ship during a spacewalk to Augustine and Iris wandering snowblind through the harshest conditions Earth has to offer. Maybe it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and perhaps I can appreciate a slow plotline more than many, but for me The Midnight Sky had everything needed to stay fully engaged—it’s definitely worth checking out of Netflix. ∆ Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and freelancer Anna Starkey write Split Screen. Glen compiles streaming listings. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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ark Williams (A Family Man) directs this crime drama about a bank robber looking for a chance at redemption. Starring Liam Neeson as Tom Dolan, an ex-military demolition expert dubbed the In-and-Out Bandit because of his meticulous efficiency, the film follows his meet-cute moment with Annie Wilkins (Kate Walsh), a psychology grad student making ends meet working at a storage facility. She inspires him to contact the FBI to turn himself in … if they’ll allow him to give back the $9 million he stole and never spent for a reduced two-year sentence and liberal visitation rights so Annie can see him as he does his time. It’s a setup crying out for corrupt agents who want to steal his loot for themselves, and what follows is predictable for the most part, not to mention farfetched. That said, Liam Neeson! Also, that said, this is surely one of his most forgettable roles in a throwaway story that feels like a direct-to-video paycheck

FINAL ACT Terminally ill scientist Dr. Augustine Lofthouse (George Clooney, who also directs), works to contact a spacecraft returning to a doomed Earth while caring for Iris (Caoilinn Springall), a little girl left behind from an evacuation, in The Midnight Sky, streaming on Netflix.

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arhad Safinia (as P.B. Shemran) directs the amazing true story of the early years of compiling the Oxford English Dictionary and the fascinating but unlikely friendship between the project leader James Murray (Mel Gibson) and murderer and asylum patient Dr. William Minor (Sean Penn). Murray is an autodidact who convinces Oxford University he’s the right man to take over the stalled project of compiling the dictionary. His idea is to enlist English speakers from around the world to submit word etymology, tracing its usage through published books. When he begins to receive thousands of entries from Broadmore Criminal Lunatic Asylum patient Dr. Willian Minor, an insane American who was sent to the asylum for murder, they strike up a friendship centered on their shared intellects and love of words. It’s also the story of Minor’s attempts at redemption and to atone for his crime by helping the widow of his victim, Eliza Merrett

NOW OPEN! WORD HOUNDS Based on the true story of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary, James Murray (Mel Gibson, left) enlists murderer and asylum patient Dr. William Chester Minor (Sean Penn) to compile etymological entries of every word in the English language, in The Professor and the Madman, available on Netflix. (Natalie Dormer), by offering her his military pension. It’s overwrought and maudlin, but it gives these powerhouse actors a lot of scenery to chew. I found it compelling and deeply interesting. (124 min.) ∆ —Glen

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Flavor

Food

BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

Community café Amy and Jaime’s Place in Templeton serves a simple, fresh menu and offers locally crafted gifts

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hen the Wellness Kitchen’s Nancy Walker asked Amy and Jaime Paniagua to take over in mid-2020, Amy said her first thought was “Take over what?” She and her husband launched a frozen juice company called Veggie Pods in 2019, but they were not restaurateurs and certainly didn’t know how to cater food designed specifically to nourish area residents with cancer. But Amy and Jaime are the type of people who never pass up an opportunity, so they decided to meet with the owner of the Templeton building that housed the Wellness Kitchen. “The rent was so great and so affordable, and we just thought about it, and we never think about things for a long time because we’re always afraid somebody is going to snatch it up,” Amy said. “But we were like, ‘Let’s just try it.’ And here we are, going into our seventh month.”

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Amy and Jaime’s Place took over the space that held the Wellness Kitchen during the summer of 2020, but they are forging their own path with a spot offering an ever-changing breakfast and lunch menu and local giftable items. As one of the only food places off Las Tablas Road near Twin Cities Community Hospital and all of the other medical offices, Amy said a lot of medical professionals stop in to grab a bite. Giant breakfast burritos with homemade salsa and fresh-baked muffins, scones, and Old West Cinnamon rolls hit the front counter for breakfast, with special salads, sandwiches, and wraps for lunch, such as a mixed greens with PHOTOS BY CAMILLIA LANHAM cranberry goat cheese, beets, walnuts, and a little orange zest or a tortilla wrapped around romaine lettuce, roasted chicken, cucumber, tomatoes, and ranch dressing. Giant slices of quiche are in the fridge alongside that decadent bone broth that the Wellness Kitchen used to offer and more. And soups such as Splash Café’s clam chowder or a chicken veggie are in the slow cooker every day. Amy posts the daily specials on social media each morning “All of our food is super healthy and clean,” Amy said. “We do some naughty things.” Such as Jaime’s chocolate chip brioche bread pudding—not super healthy but deliciously buttery. Life’s about trade-offs, you know? And of course, you can find Veggie Pods in stock at Amy and Jaime’s Place as well as a handful of other spots around the HAVE A GREENIE The Paniaguas county. The Wellness Kitchen carried launched Veggie Pods, a fresh frozen them, which is how the Paniaguas knew juice company, in 2019. The green blend Walker in the first place. Manufactured contains ginger, cayenne, spirulina, and bananas. and packaged in Nipomo, Amy said they use all local fruits and veggies, with 2 to 6 grams of sugar per pod. For the green pod, a lot of ginger, a little cayenne, some spirulina, and bananas are blended whole, shot into plastic ramekins, and frozen right away. You can just take a pod out of the freezer and throw it in a blender with 9 ounces of coconut water or whatever you want, Amy said, and you’ve got a nutrient-packed juice whenever you’d like it. With a 6-month shelf life—lab-tested—the pods FRESH DAILY Blueberry-cranberry muffins baked stay fresh in their individual fresh on Jan. 5 were still warm to the touch at 7:30 a.m. serving containers.

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IN THE KITCHEN Amy and Jaime Paniagua took over the space the Wellness Kitchen inhabited in Templeton during 2020, opening Amy and Jaime’s Place.

GIFTABLES Amy and Jaime’s Place stocks locally made food and gift items that customers can grab alongside the menu items the Paniaguas cook daily.

“Once you start drinking one, you have to have one every day. They’re super cleansing,” she said. And Amy does have one every day. She has to. She’s addicted. And has been since before Amy and Jaime moved to Paso Robles four years ago. The green juice addiction started when the couple was still in Newport Beach. “Jaime went through a really bad hip replacement and diabetes before we moved here. And I was going to the gym down south and going to the local juice bar getting a greenie,” she said. “During that time, we were laid up at home for a few months, because he was immobile.” As a product developer—she partnered with Danville chef Patrick Schoolcraft to develop a frozen award-winning chocolate soufflé 2006/2007 that found its way to retail shelves in Whole Foods

and Costco—Amy said she just had to figure out “what that lady’s cooking up at the local juice bar.” They wanted it to be fresh, fast, convenient, low sugar, and low calorie. But they couldn’t find a manufacturer who would make it the way they wanted until after they moved to SLO County. They envision Amy and Jaime’s place as a café where people can come in, sit down, use the internet, and hang out. Amy sees a place with art on the walls and relaxing vibes. However, the café and gift shop opened in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Unfortunately we couldn’t do that,” she said. “Our mission here is grab-and-go.” So, the place has morphed into what it is now. A short menu with simple, healthy, and tasty items. Tea towels, masks, mask FLAVOR continued page 21


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FILE NO. 2020-2364 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/12/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEACHSIDE AUTO SALES, 636 Clarion Ct., Suite 102, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Justin Anthony Zepeda (4922 Surfbird Ln., Guadalupe, CA 93434). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Justin Anthony Zepeda. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-25-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 11-25-25. December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021.

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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.

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. 1203-25. December 17, 24, 31, 2020 & January 7, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 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.


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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. 2020-2439 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.

LEGAL NOTICES 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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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.

00010 INVITATION TO BIDDERS 1. PROJECT IDENTIFICATION Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Clerk at 1055 Monterey Street, Suite D120 (1st. Floor), San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2021 for Job Order Contract (JOC 21-01; and JOC 21-02) for work to be performed at Countywide facilities, with Contract Documents for said work on file in the office of the Clerk of the Board. Please note that metered parking is extremely limited. 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK A Job Order Contract (JOC) is a competitively bid, firm-fixed-price indefinite-quantity contract. It includes a collection of detailed repair and remodel tasks and specifications that have established unit prices. It is placed with a Contractor for the accomplishment of repair, alteration, modernization, rehabilitation, etc., of buildings, structures, or other real property. Ordering is accomplished by means of issuance of a Job Order against the Contract. The Job Order will reference the Detailed Scope of Work and set forth the Job Order Completion Time and the Job Order Price. The Contractor, under the JOC Contract, furnishes management, labor, materials, equipment and engineering support needed to perform the work. The Contractor is guaranteed to receive the opportunity to perform Job Orders totaling at least $50,000 under JOC 21-01, or at least $50,000 under JOC 21-02. The County estimates the initial maximum dollar value of the Contract to be $750,000 for the one-year contractual period. The Contractor is not guaranteed to receive this volume of Job Orders. It is merely an estimate. The County has no obligation to give the Contractor the opportunity to perform Job Orders in excess of the Minimum Contract Value of $50,000. The law allows for the Contract amount to be increased up to $5,086,051 within the one-year contractual period, upon mutual consent and provided additional bonds are provided. Therefore, the County reserves the right to increase the amount of the Contract allowable by law based on budgetary considerations and performance of the Contractor. The JOC Contract includes a Construction Task Catalog® (CTC). This CTC is based on the use of experienced labor and high quality materials. All of the unit prices incorporate prevailing local wage, equipment and materials cost data. The CTC is work segment based. The CTC also incorporates local activity, climate and geographic features. The County selected The Gordian Group’s Job Order Contracting (JOC) Solution (Gordian JOC SolutionTM) for their JOC Program. The Gordian JOC SolutionTM includes Gordian’s proprietary JOC software applications (JOC Applications) and construction cost data (Construction Task Catalog®), which shall be used by the Contractor solely for the purpose of fulfilling its obligations under this Contract, including the preparation and submission of Price Proposals, subcontractor lists, and other requirements specified by the County. Bidders will offer four (4) pricing Adjustment Factors. Two (2) Adjustment Factors for Projects in General Facilities and two (2) Adjustment Factors for Projects in Secure Facilities - for both Normal Working Hours and Other Than Normal Working Hours (overtime) to be applied to the Construction Task Catalog® Unit Price. These Adjustment Factors will be proposed separately. The Construction Task Catalog® and the Contractor’s Adjustment Factors will be incorporated in the awarded Contract. 3. EXAMINATION AND PROCUREMENT OF DOCUMENTS The contract documents shall consist of one bound volume containing hard copies of the JOC 21-01; and JOC 21-02 Invitation to Bidders, Instructions to Bidders, Bid Form, Supplements to Bid Form, Agreement, Bond Requirements and Forms and Guarantees, General Conditions, Construction Site Management and Water Pollution Control, Contract Appendices; and a CD-ROM containing the above documents as well as the Construction Task Catalog® and Technical Specifications. Documents are available for download free of charge at: http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/GS/Purchasing/Current_Formal_Bids_and_Proposals.htm 4. PRE-BID CONFERENCE All bidders are REQUIRED to attend a mandatory Pre-Bid Conference for the purpose of discussing the JOC concept, discussing JOC from the Contractors’ perspective, and answering questions from potential bidders. Due to current shelter-in-place requirements, the pre-bid conference will be conducted virtually. In order to receive the virtual meeting invitation, attendees are required to RSVP to the pre-bid conference no later than 5:00 P.M. on January 21, 2021 and must be submitted via email to Daniel Ambriz, Project Manager, at dambriz@co.slo.ca.us with the subject of “PRE-BID CONFERENCE – 2021 JOB ORDER CONTRACT’. The pre-bid conference will be held at 1:30 P.M. local time, on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Bidders who log into the virtual meeting will be signed in on a proof of attendance sheet, which will be forwarded to the office of the County Clerk of the County of San Luis Obispo. Any Bid submitted by a Bidder not represented at the pre-bid meeting will be deemed non-responsive and rejected by the County. 5. BID OPENING 5.01 All bids must be addressed to County of San Luis Obispo, and delivered to the County Clerk, County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, Suite D120 (1st. Floor), San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, and shall bear the Project Title, Project Number and Name of the Bidder. 5.02 Said bids shall be opened and read aloud by the County Clerk, on February 11, 2021, at 3:15 PM at a public meeting. 5.03 Bidders may bid separately on any or all of the contracts; however, only one contract may be awarded to any bidder. The apparent lowest responsive and responsible bidder shall be determined sequentially for each contract in the following order: JOC 21-01; JOC 21-02. The apparent lowest responsive and responsible bidder on each JOC contract will be excluded from consideration for successive contracts. No Contractor will be permitted to submit more than one (1) bid for each Job Order Contract solicitation. Bids by related Contractors are prohibited. For purposes of this solicitation, one Contractor (“Contractor A”) will be determined to be related to another Contractor (“Contractor B”) if, (i) Contractor A either directly or indirectly owns ten percent (10%) or more of the shares or capital interest in Contractor B; (ii) Contractor A has more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting interest in Contractor B; or (iii) one or more of a Contractor’s owners is also an officer, director, or partner in the other Contractor’s company. Bids are to be submitted in separate sealed envelopes. Envelopes shall be marked in lower left corner “Bid for JOC 21-01” or “Bid for JOC 21-02.” 6. CERTIFICATION OF BIDS (BID BOND) Pursuant to Public Contract Code, Section 20129, each Bid must be accompanied by Cash, Certified or Cashier’s Check made payable to the County of San Luis Obispo, or a Bidder’s Bond from a company ADMITTED to transact surety business in the State of California in the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000). Said checks or bond shall constitute liquidated damages in the event the successful bidder fails to file satisfactory bonds as otherwise required by the Contract Documents, or fails or refuses to enter into a Contract within the specified time. If a bidder’s bond is submitted, it must be in the form provided herein. 7. GOVERNING LAWS AND REGULATIONS 7.01 Public Contract Code The bidding of this project is governed by the California State Public Contract Code. The State of California Public Contract Code makes provisions for the rejection of bids and sets forth alternate Contract procedures. If all bids are rejected, the County Board of Supervisors, after re-evaluating its project cost estimates, may, subject to the provisions of Section 22038 of the Public Contract Code; (1) abandon the project, (2) re-advertise for bids, (3) proceed with the project utilizing Owner personnel or force account. If no bids are received, the project may be performed by Owner employees by force account or by negotiated Contract. In the event any action is taken by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Section 22038 all bidders will be notified in writing. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, subject to Owner’s right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in the bids or in the bidding. If two or more bids are the same and the lowest, the Owner may accept the one it chooses or both. 7.02 Specific Materials, Products and Control Systems Designated by Brand or Name Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 3400(c), the County may make a finding that is described in the invitation for bids that designates certain products, things, or services by specific brand or trade name for the statutorily enumerated purposes. As required by Section 3400(c)(2), the County Board of Supervisors has made such findings. These findings, as well as the particular materials, products and control systems and their specific brand or trade names that must be used for the Project may be found in Part 1 of Appendix B “San Luis Obispo County Building Standards 2020 Update”. Unless specifically designated in Part 1 of Appendix B, whenever in specifications any material, process or article is indicated or specified by grade, patent, or proprietary name or by name of manufacturer, such specifications shall be deemed to be used for the purpose of facilitating the description of the material, process or article desired and shall be deemed to be followed by words “or equal”. 7.03 Contractor’s License A Contractor is required to be licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the Business and Professions Code Pursuant to Section 3300, of the Public Contract Code, the classification of the bidder’s Contractor’s License shall be “B”. Failure of a bidder to obtain adequate licensing for an award of a Contract shall constitute a failure to execute the Contract and shall result in the forfeiture of the Bidder’s Bond. 7.04 Payment of General Prevailing Rate Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1773 of the California Labor Code, the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo has obtained from the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the general prevailing rate for holiday and overtime work for the locality in which the work is to be performed for each needed craft, classification, or type of workman. Copies of said prevailing rate of per diem wages are available at the California Department of Industrial Relations’ web site address at: www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD. Travel and Subsistence Payments shall be in accordance with Section 1773.1 of the Labor Code. Wage rates for holiday and overtime work shall be in accordance with Section 1773 of the Labor Code. Attention is directed to the provisions in Sections 1777.5, 1777.6, and 1777.7 of the Labor Code concerning the employment of apprentices by the Contractor or any subcontractor. Attention is directed to the provisions in Section 1776 of the Labor Code concerning payroll records. Attention is directed to the provisions in Sections 1810 – 1815 of the Labor Code concerning work hours. 7.05 Classification Not Covered by Prevailing Rate Any laborer or mechanic employed to perform Work on the project under this Contract, which Work is not covered by any of the stipulated classifications, shall be paid not less than the minimum rate of wages specified for the classification which most nearly corresponds to the Work to be performed by him and such minimum wage rate shall be retroactive to the time of initial employment of such person in such classification. In the event of any dispute on that question, the question and the information shall be referred for determination to the Board of Supervisors or to any official designated by the Board of Supervisors, whose decision on the question shall be conclusive on the parties to this Contract with the same effect as if the Work performed by such laborer or mechanic had been classified and the minimum rate specified herein. 7.06 Overtime, Sundays, and Holidays Not less than one and one-half (1-1/2) times the basic hourly rate plus applicable employer payments. The holidays upon which such rates shall be paid shall be all holidays recognized in the collective bargaining agreement applicable to the particular craft, classification or type of worker employed on the project. 7.07 Apprentices Attention is directed to the provisions in Sections 1777.5 and 1777.6 of the Labor Code concerning the employment of apprentices by the Contractor or any sub-contractor under him. 7.08 Department of Industrial Relations Registration Pursuant to Labor Code Section 1771.1, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on the bid proposal for this public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5. Pursuant to Labor Code Section 1771.1, no contractor or subcontractor may be awarded this public works contract unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5 This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations, pursuant to Labor Code Section 1771.4. By order of the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo, California in their action on the 5th day of January 2021. January 7, 2021

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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

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.

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

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 12-1420. 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2481 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COASTAL ENDODONTIC STUDIO, 1551 Bishop St. #430, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Jonathan Fu DDS Endodontic Dental Group (2222 Beechnut Rd., Tustin, CA 92780). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Jonathan Fu DDS Endodontic Dental Group, President, Jonathan Fu. 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. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

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.

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. 2020-2514 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LADY OF THE SUNSHINE, 271 Tank Farm Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Scar of the Sea Wines LLC (271 Tank Farm Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Scar of the Sea LLC, Managing Member, Gina Hildebrand. 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, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 1218-25. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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.

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.

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

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

WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing WHEN: Friday, January 22, 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 Steve and Jessie Gade for a Minor Use Permit/Coastal Development Permit to allow an existing single-family residence to be used as a residential vacation rental. The proposed project is within the Residential Single Family land use category and is located at 301 Lilac Dr, in the community of Los Osos. The site is in the Estero Planning Area. Also to be considered is the environmental determination that the project is categorically exempt under CEQA. County File Number: DRC2020-00147 Supervisorial District: District 2 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 074-191-001 Date Accepted: 10/21/2020 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/Boardsand-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 Kerry Brown, 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 15, 2021 at 4:30 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC2020-00147.” 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 January 7, 2021

WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing WHEN: Friday, January 22, 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 Al Hadian for a Minor Use Permit/Coastal Development Permit (DRC2020-00107) to allow a new 4,000-squarefoot single-family residence with a detached 2,200-square-foot garage/workshop, 350-square-foot gazebo, 420-square-foot shop, 520 square-foot of covered porch/deck, and 1,425-square-foot of open deck. The proposed project will result in site disturbance of approximately 0.8 acres within a 24.32-acre parcel. The project site is within the Rural Lands land use category and is located at 6785 Cambria Pines Road, north of community of Cambria. This site is in the North Coast Planning Area. Also to be considered is the environmental determination. The Environmental Coordinator finds that the previously certified Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is adequate for the purposes of compliance with CEQA because no substantial changes are proposed in the project which will require major revision of the previously certified FEIR, no substantial changes occur with respect to the circumstance under which the project is undertaken which will require major revision of the previously certified FEIR, and no new information of substantial importance has been identified which was not known at the time that the previous FEIR was certified. County File Number: DRC2020-00107 Supervisorial District: District 2 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 013-085-002 Date Accepted: 12/02/2020 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/Boardsand-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 Young Choi, 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 15, 2021 at 4:30 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC2020-00107.” 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 January 7, 2021

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

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

WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing WHEN: Friday, January 22, 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 AT&T California for a Minor Use Permit/Coastal Development Permit (DRC2020-00109) to install 13,006 linear feet of underground fiber optic cables, 3,094 linear feet of aerial cable and five (5) barrel vaults. The project will result in approximately 1,884 square feet of ground disturbance. The project site starts at the intersection of Hearst Castle Road and Highway 1 and terminates at the existing AT&T utility pole near the intersection of Pico Creek Road and Highway 1. The proposed project site is 1200 feet north of the community of San Simeon. The site is in the North Coast Planning Area. Also to be considered is the environmental determination that the project is categorically exempt under CEQA. County File Number: DRC2020-00109 Supervisorial District: District 2 Assessor Parcel Number(s): N/A Date Accepted: 10/20/2020 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 Young Choi, 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 15, 2021 at 4:30 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC2020-00109.” 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 January 7, 2021

WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing WHEN: Friday, January 22, 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 Ralph Bookout for a Minor Use Permit/Coastal Development Permit (DRC2019-00214) to allow a new 3,136-squarefoot single-family residence with an approximately 1,000-square-foot garage, 1,000-square-foot workshop, 72-square-foot storage, and 32-square-foot shop. The proposed project will result in site disturbance of approximately 0.6 acres within a 6.64-acre parcel. The project site is within the Rural Lands land use category and is located approximately 2,200 feet northeast of the Cambria Pines Road and Highway 1 intersection. This site is in the North Coast Planning Area. Also to be considered is the environmental determination. The Environmental Coordinator finds that the previously certified Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is adequate for the purposes of compliance with CEQA because no substantial changes are proposed in the project which will require major revision of the previously certified FEIR, no substantial changes occur with respect to the circumstance under which the project is undertaken which will require major revision of the previously certified FEIR, and no new information of substantial importance has been identified which was not known at the time that the previous FEIR was certified. County File Number: DRC2019-00214 Supervisorial District: District 2 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 013-085-005 Date Accepted: 10/27/2020 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 Young Choi, 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 15, 2021 at 4:30 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC2019-00214.” 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 January 7, 2021

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WHO:

CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION ACCOUNT INFORMATION RELATED TO LOCAL AGENCY IMPROVEMENT FEES Notice Issue Date: December 21, 2020 Notice is hereby given that, as of the date noted above, the City of San Luis Obispo has made available to the public a draft report entitled: FY 2019-20 ANNUAL REPORT ON DEVELOPER IMPACT FEES PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 66001 (AB 1600) The notice is provided in accordance with Section 66006 (b) (2) of the California Government Code. The final report shall be considered by the City Council at the following public meeting: When:

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Teleconference – webinar details will be available on the published agenda The draft report is available online at https://www.slocity. org/government/department-directory/finance-and-it/ online-documents/infrastructure-financing/AB1600reports. If you are unable to view the document online please contact the City Clerk’s Office at cityclerk@slocity. org or 805-781-7100 and one will be mailed to you. 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. 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. This notice was posted on December 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. on the City’s bulletin board, located in front of City Hall, on the door of the Finance Department, and on the City’s website www.slocity.org. For further information, interested persons may contact Brigitte Elke, Finance Director, at (805) 781-7125 or belke@slocity.org. Teresa Purrington City Clerk January 7, 2021

San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors

WHEN: Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. All items are advertised for 9:00 a.m. To find out placement of this item on the Board of Supervisors Agenda, go to the County’s website at www.slocounty.ca.gov on the Wednesday before the scheduled hearing date. WHAT: Hearing to consider an appeal (APPL2019-00019) by Kenneth Cottrell and Stephanie Shakofsky of the Planning Commission’s approval of a request by 13350 River Road LLC (formerly Helios Dayspring) for a Conditional Use Permit (DRC2018-00036) to establish up to three acres of outdoor cannabis cultivation, up to 22,000 square feet of indoor mixedlight cannabis cultivation, up to 27,570 square feet of ancillary cannabis nursery, and operation of a non-storefront dispensary at 13350 River Road, east of the community of San Miguel. The project also includes an ordinance modification to reduce the number of required parking spaces from 95 to 24. The project is within the Agricultural land use category and the Salinas River Sub Planning Area of the North County Planning Area. A Mitigated Negative Declaration (“MND”) has been prepared for CEQA compliance. County File Number: APPL2019-00019 Assessor Parcel Number: 027-271-041 Supervisorial District: 1 Date Accepted: September 18, 2018 WHERE: DUE TO COVID-19, THE CHAMBERS MAY NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. PLEASE REFER TO THE TEMPORARY PROCEDURES FOR BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS ON THE COUNTY’S WEBSITE AT https:// www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Board-of-Supervisors.aspx. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: You may contact Eric Hughes, Project Manager, in the San Luis Obispo County Department of Planning and Building, 976 Osos Street, Room 300, San Luis Obispo, California 93408, (805) 781-5600. The staff report will be available for review the Wednesday before the scheduled hearing date on the County’s website at www. slocounty.ca.gov. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION: 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. A Mitigated Negative Declaration (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) was previously circulated. A revised Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared and circulated on December 29, 2020 for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality Water, and Noise, 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). **If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing** DATED: January 5, 2021 WADE HORTON, EX-OFFICIO CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS By: /s/ T’Ana Christiansen, Deputy Clerk January 7, 2021

NOTICE OF VACANCY SAN LUIS OBISPO CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The San Luis Obispo City Council invites all interested persons to participate in a public meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 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 the City Council to receive Cannabis Business Program and Regulation updates. The update will recommend a change to yearly license renewal fee paid by all applicants, recommend ordinance amendments that place all operators on an operator permit renewal cycle in line with the fiscal year, and will recommend waiving the yearly license renewal fee of a cannabis business being annexed into the City of San Luis Obispo from the time of annexation to the start of the next fiscal year. For more information, contact Georgina Bailey, Cannabis Program Coordinator, for the City’s Administration Department at (805) 503-5339 or by email, gbailey@ 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 January 7, 2021

Interested persons are hereby notified that, pursuant to Government Code §1780, there is a vacancy on the California Valley Community Services District Board of Directors to be filled for a term expiring December 2, 2022. Applications are available at: California Valley Community Services District Office 13080 Soda Lake Road, California Valley, CA 93453 Phone: (805)475-2211 Email: cvcsd3094@gmail.com. Applications are due by December 31, 2020. Government Code § 1780 This District has 60 days from the date the Board is notified of the vacancy or the effective date of the vacancy, whichever is later, to fill the vacancy by appointment or to call a special election. This notice shall be posted for 15 days in 3 or more conspicuous places in the District from: December 3, 2020 to December 31, 2020 January 7, 14, & 21, 2021


LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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. 2020-2550 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 1223-20. 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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 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.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) will hold a public hearing to receive public testimony on Unmet Transit Needs within the County of San Luis Obispo and its seven cities. The hearing will be held during the SLOCOG Board meeting that will be held virtually via Zoom webinar/teleconference, on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. Please note: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, SLOCOG Board meetings are virtual meetings only via Zoom webinar until further notice. SLOCOG is authorized to hold virtual public meetings via teleconference/Zoom webinar/GoToMeeting, and all requirements in the Brown Act, expressed or implied, that require the physical presence of board members, staff, board clerk or other participants, or of the public as a condition of participation in or quorum for a public meeting are hereby waived. In accordance with San Luis Obispo County Local Emergency Mandatory Order to Shelter at Home, and in accordance with Executive Order N-29-20, SLOCOG will not make available a physical location from which members of the public may offer public comment. SLOCOG Board meetings will be livestreamed at the following link: www.slo-span.org, or watch the meeting via Cable TV Public Access Channel 21. For members of the public, a link will be provided in the SLOCOG Board agenda for them to register in advance so they can participate in live public comment. To maximize the opportunity for public comment, interested persons or organizations are requested to limit their testimony to three minutes. Further directions on providing comments will be included in the SLOCOG Board agenda. Public members may also submit written public comments by email or mail for this meeting: Email: unmet_needs@slocog.org by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021. Mail to: Clerk of the Board, SLOCOG, 1114 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Mailed written comments must be received by SLOCOG no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021. Electronic mail/email may be sent to unmet_needs@ slocog.org or submit requests online at: www. transitneeds.org. Deadline for written, telephone, and electronic testimony is no later than Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. December 17, 2020 & January 7, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2020-2557 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KD ENGINEERING, 281 Alyssum Circle Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Kevin Eugene Dodd (281 Alyssum Circle Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kevin Eugene Dodd. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-2320. 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. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2020-2565 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/28/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO CAMP N PACK, INC., 341 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. SLO Camp N Pack, Inc. (341 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ SLO Camp N Pack, Inc., Nicholas Beem, CEO. 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. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2020-2567 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/28/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE ORCHARD HOUSE, 721 Orchard Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. JWDM Enterprises, L.L.C. (721 Orchard Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ JWDM Enterprises, L.L.C., Dawnyel Marie Isler, CEO. 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. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2020-2568 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/28/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ADB SERVICES, ALWAYS DOING BUSINESS, ANCHOR VILLAGER, ARTISTIC DESIGN BUILDERS, CAPTAINS CUP, JOCELED CUP, 684 Stoneridge Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Kenneth David Iarussi (684 Stoneridge Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kenneth David Iarussi, Owner. 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, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-28-25. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2020-2569 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/01/1998) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SOUTH VALLEY PEST CONTROL, 803 Via Concha Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Darrell Volentine (803 Via Concha Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Darrell Volentine, Owner. 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, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 12-28-25. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2572 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2001) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HOME INSTEAD, 180 N 9th St., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Morris and Smith, Inc. (180 N 9th St., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Morris and Smith, Inc., Tiffany Alcantara, President. 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. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2578 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SAN LUIS CHRONIC PAIN THERAPIES, 878 Boysen Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Eva Malama (78 Encanto Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Eva Malama. 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. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2588 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/28/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, AMANDALEE DESIGN, 1274 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Amanda Lee Mcclellan (1274 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Amanda Lee Mcclellan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-29-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 12-29-25. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2593 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/1990) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GENESIS WATER, 356 N. 16th St., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Franklin Udall Lindsay (356 N. 16th St., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Franklin Udall Lindsay, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-30-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 12-30-25. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-2595 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/20/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CARLOS MOBILE DETAILING, 570 Martin Rd., Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Carlos Raul Hernandez (570 Martin Rd., Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Carlos Raul Hernandez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-30-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 1230-25. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-0005 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL PACIFIC RV TRANSPORT LLC, 1370 Black Sage Circle, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Central Pacific RV Transport LLC (1370 Black Sage Circle, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Central Pacific RV Transport LLC, Walter Lynn Collett, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 01-04-26. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-0013 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/21/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, STREETELITE WESTCOAST, 636 Clarion Ct. Suite 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher Andrew Soto (844 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christopher Andrew Soto, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-21. 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. 0104-26. January 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021.

Lien Sale

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 2170021716 of the Business & Professionals Code¬ Section 2328 of the UCC¬ Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code® The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on January 20¬ 2021 at 10º00 AM¬ on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at San Luis Mini Storage¬ 445 Prado Rd¬ San Luis Obispo¬ CA 93401¬ County of San Luis Obispo¬ State of CA¬ the followingº JournetJohnsonº furniture¬ collectables¬ household items¬ clothes & misc® Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only® All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed at time of sale® Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party® Dated December 22¬ 2020® January 7 & 14, 2021

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 author-

ity 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

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

LEGAL NOTICES 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

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LOIS MAY WILLIAMS DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0367

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: LOIS MAY WILLIAMS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GEORGE DIMUNDO & RITA DIMUNDO in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that GEORGE DIMUNDO & RITA DIMUNDO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: February 2, 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: Martha B. Spalding Martha B. Spalding, Attorney at Law 215 South Main Street Templeton, CA 93465 January 7, 14, & 21, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES 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 Lise 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

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

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LEGAL NOTICES 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

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

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

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

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

LEGAL NOTICES 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 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-0640

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

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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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

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

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 12-08-2020. 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

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

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

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Leo author Isabel Allende says, “We are in the world to search for love, find it and lose it, again and again. With each love, we are born anew, and with each love that ends we collect a new wound. I am covered with proud scars.” I appreciate Allende’s point of view, and understand that it’s useful, even inspirational, for many people. But my path has been different. As a young man, I enjoyed my endless quest for sex and romance. It was thrilling to keep leaping from affair to affair. But as I eventually discovered, that habit made me stupid and superficial about love. It prevented me from having to do the hard psychological work necessary to continually reinvent intimacy—and become eligible for deeper, more interesting versions of love. I bring this to your attention, Leo, because I think 2021 could be your time for a personal rebirth that will be made possible by deep, interesting versions of love.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Occultist Israel Regardie (1907-1985) was an accomplished author and influencer. To what did he attribute his success? I’ll let him speak for himself: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” I hope you will write out this quote and tape it to your bathroom mirror for the duration of 2021, Virgo.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): According to motivational speaker Les Brown, the problem for many people is not that “they aim too high and miss,” but that “they aim too low and hit.” I’m conveying this to you just in time for the Reach Higher Phase of your long-term astrological cycle. According to my analysis, you’ll generate good fortune for yourself if you refine and expand your personal goals. Here’s a key detail: Don’t borrow anyone else’s standards of success. Home in on your own unique soul’s code, and give it fuller, deeper, wilder expression.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): One of my primary pleasures in reading books is to discover thoughts and feelings I have never before encountered. That’s exciting! But it’s hard to force myself to keep plowing through an author’s prose if it’s full of stuff that I already know about from my own life or from books, movies, and other art. Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novels fit the latter description. I realize that many people love his fiction, but for me it is monumentally obvious and boring. What about you, Sagittarius? Where do you go to be exposed to thrilling new ways of looking at the world? Judging from the astrological omens, I conclude that this quest will be especially fun and crucial for you in the coming months.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “I only want people around me who can do the impossible,” said Capricorn businesswoman Elizabeth Arden. In that spirit, and in accordance with your astrological potentials, I hereby authorize you to pursue two “impossible” goals in 2021. The first comes to you courtesy of fashion writer Diana Vreeland, who wrote, “There’s only one thing in life, and that’s the continual renewal of inspiration.” Your second “impossible” goal is from actor Juliette Binoche, who said, “My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your past is becoming increasingly irrelevant, while your future is still a bit amorphous. To help clarify the possibilities that you could harvest in 2021, I suggest you suspend your theories bout what your life is about. Empty yourself out as much as you can. Pledge to re-evaluate everything you think you know about your purpose. Once you’ve accomplished that, meditate on the following questions: 1. What experiences do you truly need and passionately long for—not the experiences you needed and longed for in the past, but rather those that are most vivid and moving right now. 2. What are the differences between your fearful fantasies and your accurate intuitions? How can you cultivate the latter and downplay the former? 3. What are your nightly dreams and semi-conscious fantasies telling you about how to create the most interesting version of the future?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Author Gunter Grass wrote, “Writers know that sometimes things are there in the drawer for decades before they finally come out and we are capable of writing about them.” I would universalize his thought in this way: Most of us know that possibly useful ideas and dreams are in the drawer for years before they finally come out and we know how to use them. I believe this will be an ongoing experience for you in 2021, Pisces. ∆

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