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ort San Luis Harbor District commissioners have been discussing their Harbor Patrol’s use of force policies and whether they need to change. While critics say that a law enforcement agency such as the Harbor Patrol shouldn’t be using PATROLLING THE HARBOR force at all, proponents argue While some would that the patrol’s low number of like to see Port San Luis Harbor use of force incidents show how Patrol use of well de-escalation training works force policies revamped, others and the types of incidents officers say the patrol’s low number of respond to highlight why use of use of force force is sometimes necessary. Staff incidents speaks for itself. Writer Kasey Bubnash has the story [8]. In addition, read about SLO County funds earmarked for rent and mortgage payment help [10]; a band called Bunkers [23]; the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival [24]; and where to get a cotton candy cloud with your coffee [27].

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Atascadero’s Colony Square owners ask for help to delay foreclosure

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uring its Feb. 23 meeting, the Atascadero City Council acknowledged COVID-19’s significant impact on the Colony Square business center and vowed to help delay the property’s possible foreclosure. Cinema Square LLC leases commercial property within Colony Square to Galaxy Theatres Atascadero, Ques Pasa! Mexican Cafe, and SloDoCo. Due to stay-at-home orders, the businesses underwent temporary closures, changes in operations, and revenue loss, so many haven’t been able to afford their monthly rent payments. Galaxy Theatres has been closed since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, except for three days.

Cinema Square owner Jeff Nelson and his wife have had a hard time paying the property’s mortgage payments due to the lack of rental income. “We gave breathing space to our tenants by not going after them aggressively and seeking rent when they were closed. That has ended up hurting us. The lender is hammering us because we did not absolutely hammer those tenants,” Nelson said during the Feb. 23 meeting. Nelson said he and his wife purchased the property in 2015 and it’s not only a representation of their hard work but it’s their retirement income. “We have to make it work,” he said. One of their lenders, PHOTO COURTESY OF GALAXY THEATRE ATASCADERO FACEBOOK PAGE the New York-based Wilmington Trust, HELP Cinema filed a complaint Square LLC’s property owners, against Cinema Square who lease to in San Luis Obispo Galaxy Theatres Superior Court on Atascadero, Dec. 3, 2020, seeking asked the city of the appointment of Atascadero for a receiver to collect help in delaying past due funds. The a possible lender accused Cinema foreclosure. Square of diverting rent and violating the rents and profits clause of their deed. According to court documents, Cinema Square owes $551,704 in principal, interest, tax and insurance escrow and reserves, late charges, default interest, advances, attorneys’ fees, and other costs and expenses.

Galaxy Theatres Atascadero CEO Frank Rimkus told the City Council that he’s committed to working with Nelson and the city to ensure the viability of the property, the theater, and the business center. In an effort to make past due rental payments, Rimkus applied for the Shuttered Venue Operator’s Grant, a program that went into effect on Dec. 27. Established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofit, and Venues Act, the program includes $15 billion in grants administered by the U.S. Small Business Association’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Rimkus said he’s waiting for his application to be approved. If approved, the theater will be able to pay all of its past due rent, which in turn will allow Cinema Square to become current on its missed loan payments. Letters of support from San Luis Obispo County 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold and Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) were read into the record during the meeting. Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno said, due to no fault of their own, these venues have been required to shut down and, “now, an out-of-state lender is saying, ‘Well, we’re going to come and foreclose on you.’” “That’s—I can’t say those words publicly—but that’s unacceptable. So we will do what we can to support both Cinema Squares and Galaxy to make sure that we keep Colony Square going,” she said. The City Council passed a resolution that reiterates the struggles of both Cinema Square and Galaxy Theatres, vows to support both entities, and calls on Wilmington Trust to refrain from foreclosing on the property during the pandemic while grant funding is on the horizon. ∆ —Karen Garcia

SLO city tries to lower temperature on police debate

to best be reimagining public safety together,” she said. Councilmember Jan Marx handed out the sharpest criticism of the local Black Lives Matter movement, saying “occupying the freeway has not in any way garnered the support of our community.” She also denounced the push to direct resources away from police departments. “We don’t need to defund them. We need the opposite. We need more resources,” Marx said, adding that she supports establishing a police oversight commission. Marx said demonstrators who were arrested during the protests can wear it “as a badge of honor” and learn from it. “I have been tear-gassed. I have been arrested during protests. It doesn’t wreck your life,” she said. Reflecting on the June 1 protest, Councilmember Carlyn Christianson said that nobody wants “to live in a community that uses tear gas against its citizens.” “All we can do is learn from this incident,” she said. “We can’t go back.” —Peter Johnson

A week after a contentious Feb. 16 discussion about the San Luis Obispo Police Department’s use of tear gas last summer, SLO City Council members offered their apologies and regrets to the police force and staff—lamenting that the discussion devolved into “mean,” “abusive,” and “unhelpful” attacks during public comment. Mayor Heidi Harmon took responsibility for losing control of the Feb. 16 meeting—which lasted until close to midnight and included references to police officers as “pigs”—saying, “we weren’t able to hold the line for civility.” “What happened last week was way outside the bounds of how we show up to a City Council meeting,” Harmon said. “I’m sorry to all involved. … Personal attacks are against everything I believe in.” The council had been discussing the SLO Police Department’s recently completed afteraction report on its decision to use tear gas to disperse a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters on June 1, 2020. The report drew sharp criticism from activists and residents who felt it served to only justify that decision.

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But City Manager Derek Johnson stood by the report on Feb. 23, calling it “thoughtful, thorough, peer-reviewed, accurate, and factbased.” Describing SLO city as a “learning organization,” he said the council’s last meeting was “a missed opportunity” for growth. “I’m sorry for the people who work in this organization that they had to go through that,” Johnson said. City Council members took turns expressing contrition while also offering broad comments about last summer’s protests and the national push for police reform. The council all agreed that they want to work collaboratively with city departments to “reimagine public safety.” “Do I support our police department and police officers? Absolutely,” City Councilmember Andy Pease said. “Policing, the institution, is at a critical inflection point. I’m confident our police department is an interested, supportive, and essential partner in this work.” Harmon added that in those discussions, “discord must have space,” which “can be uncomfortable and difficult for us hear.” But she said, “I reject completely the binary idea that we are on different sides.” “Villainizing each other is not how we’re going

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SLO County elementary schools prepare to reopen

A number of local school districts are preparing to bring some students back in the coming weeks as a result of San Luis Obispo County’s declining cases of COVID-19 and new state and federal reopening guidelines for schools. According to updated guidelines released by the California Department of Public Health in mid-January, elementary schools are allowed to reopen in counties where COVID-19 case rates are below 25 cases per 100,000 residents. On Feb. 19, SLO County had an adjusted case rate of 15.6 cases per 100,000 residents. That dropped to 9.4 per 100,000 by Feb. 23. “I would say as a parent, as a public health professional, I’m very excited by the opportunity for all students in this county to have in-person instruction if it meets their needs,” Public Health Officer Penny Borenstein said at a press briefing on Feb. 17. “There are many for whom virtual instruction has been very problematic and really held back some students in their educational advancement. I have consistently said through this pandemic that should be our No. 1 priority, is getting students in schools.” But SLO County still has to get into the red tier and stay there for five consecutive days before middle and high school students are allowed to return to their inperson classrooms. Although the county nearly qualified for the red tier earlier in February, Borenstein said a spike in the positivity rate among disproportionately impacted populations halted that progress. “With schools, it used to be you had to be in the red tier for two weeks to be able to move forward,” Borenstien said at the briefing. “It’s now five days with a plan in place.” So local school districts are planning accordingly. At a meeting on Feb. 16, the San Luis Coastal Unified School District Board of Education approved plans to begin reopening its schools for inperson instruction in early March. Kindergarteners, first-, and secondgraders whose families opt for in-person instruction will return to school on March 4, according to an informational message sent to parents on Feb. 17, followed by third- through sixth-graders on March 8. Elementary schools will start things off with a split-day hybrid model, where half of the district’s students attend inperson classes in the morning and finish the afternoon online. The other half of students will have the opposite schedule in an effort to limit person-to-person contact. Fridays will be virtual days for all students, according to the district. San Luis Coastal could also get middle and high school students back into their classrooms as early as March 15 if SLO County meets the necessary coronavirus metrics. Lucia Mar Unified School District recently approved similar plans, according to Amy Jacobs, a district spokesperson. Because the county’s case rate remained below 25 cases per 100,000 residents through Feb. 23, Lucia Mar welcomed back preschool and kindergarten students on Feb. 24 through a hybrid model similar to San Luis Coastal’s. First-, second-, and thirdgraders will likely be back on March 1, followed by fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-

graders on March 8. Jacobs said Lucia Mar already has around 900 students with special needs and others attending some in-person classes in learning pods, and the district hasn’t had any student-to-staff cases of in-school transmission. There have been six cases of staff-to-staff in-school transmission, she said. A majority of elementary school students in Paso Robles have been back in school since November 2020, according to Deputy Superintendent Jen Gaviola. Gaviola said roughly 78 percent of Paso Robles Unified School District’s K-5 families opted in to some in-person classes before the biggest holiday surges at the end of 2020. Gaviola said her district has had several classroom closures due to cases of COVID-19 and one full school closure. Still, she said, those measures were taken out of an abundance of caution. Paso Robles has around 800 staff and 6,500 students, and there have been 47 positive cases among staff in the last year. Only a few of those were considered cases of inschool transmission. Now Paso is preparing to bring back its sixth-graders at the beginning of March, according to Paso Robles Superintendent Curt Dubost “We believe the science shows that it is safe to reopen without a doubt,” Dubost told New Times. —Kasey Bubnash

SLO moves to rid parks of tents amid influx of homeless

San Luis Obispo city parks will soon get new signage to communicate a ban on camping-style tents on park grounds—a move that comes as a growing number of homeless residents have sought shelter at public squares like Mitchell Park. With more tents popping up across the park in recent months, resident complaints and concerns about maintenance and safety spurred the city to review its ordinances related to daytime camping, officials said. “The tents are a new thing and it’s a different dynamic,” SLO Parks and Recreation Director Greg Avakian said. “The impact to the park areas is kind of multi-faceted. You have impacts to the park property. You have the safety concern of what is occurring in an enclosed area. And we have families and children who are feeling very unsafe going near an enclosed tent.” Citing an existing city code about encroachment, Avakian said that having enclosed tents at parks is not allowed day or night. Over the past several weeks, police, city officials, and service providers have visited the park to “make contact” with individuals using tents. “We’re looking at an educational approach,” Avakian said. “That’ll occur for another week or two weeks before we start making a more firm stance. We’re able to hopefully connect these individuals with resources so they can get food, water, and shelter through the county services.” Police also arrested three individuals at the park on Feb. 19 on charges reportedly unrelated to tents and camping. On Feb. 21, the situation hit a tragic low when a man was found deceased at the park. His death is under investigation. While tents may be new to Mitchell Park, homeless advocates say they are in large part a result of the recent clearing

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out of past encampments in other areas. “Folks have been displaced and there are fewer places for them to go,” said Michelle Mansker, of SLO Street Medics, a volunteer team of locals trained in firstaid response assisting individuals without shelter. “It’s more visible to people. When they were in the creek or other areas, we don’t see them. But now they’re doing patrols down there. Where else are these folks going to go?” SLO officials often emphasize that the 40 Prado shelter, operated by CAPSLO, has beds available. But Mansker said that’s not the best solution for everybody or a safe place to be during the COVID-19 pandemic. For several weeks in December and January, 40 Prado was closed due to a virus outbreak. “I personally would not want to be in a dorm room,” Mansker said. “I have nothing against Prado, but for some people that’s not viable. It’s not a one-sizefits-all solution. “I understand that the visual [of tents] doesn’t look good,” she continued. “But it’s always the generic response and never, why are people unhoused? What can we do to help? What services are we not offering?” At its Feb. 16 meeting, the SLO City Council heard from activists who also criticized the move to enforce against tents. In response, Mayor Heidi Harmon said that the city is taking more steps on homelessness—recently adding the issue to its list of major city goals. But city officials also point out that SLO County is ultimately responsible for delivering social services to the community. “I do want to make sure people know that we actually do a lot on homelessness. I think it often goes unnoticed because the problem continues to grow,” Harmon said. “It needs to be more of a focus.” —Peter Johnson

In 2020, SLO County children experienced higher rates of food insecurity

Children in SLO County experienced hunger at a higher rate than adults did in 2020, according to the SLO Food Bank. At the start of last year, approximately 46,000 residents in the county were struggling with food insecurity. Once the pandemic’s impacts were felt locally, the SLO Food Bank found that hunger in the county increased by 154 percent, with children accounting for about a third of those using the food bank’s services. About 40 percent of the food bank’s recipients are children and teens, 20 percent are seniors, and many are working parents. SLO Food Bank Director of Programs Andrea Keisler told New Times that 2020 was unlike any other year and the data that tells that local story is just now catching up. The food bank recently compiled information from its own programs and found that it distributed more than 5 million pounds of food, up from 3.3 million distributed in 2019. The largest increase in pounds was distributed through its 80-plus nonprofit member agencies, but Keisler said the food bank saw a significant increase in participation at its 60 food distribution locations. The food distribution sites and the food bank’s agency partners serve individuals of all ages and families. Keisler said the organization works with a large network of schools, after-

school programs, and summer programs NE that host the food bank’s Children’s C Farmers’ Markets. the “At the beginning of 2020 these 19 sites pa were providing fresh produce to 1,300 mo kids and their families each month. Once cou school sites had to shut down in March “ we quickly pivoted and secured funding of t to extend our normally summer-only to Breakfast Bag program through the end Cu of the school year,” she said. bee At the end of the school year, the food Ca bank distributed 5,600 Breakfast Bags the which translates to 118,000 meals for kids. list “Along with the SLO Food Bank’s tie programs, there have been some pretty not incredible efforts on the part of our local T school districts to continue to provide opi meals to children while school has been com remote,” Keisler said. mo In an effort to support local school “ districts, the food bank coordinated all deliveries of food boxes to school meal “Th sites through the U.S. Department we of Agriculture Farmers to Families coa Food Box program to support families me struggling with food insecurity during the ove public health crisis. the According to the U.S. Department of H Agriculture, food insecurity means that all at times during the year, households are rig uncertain of having or unable to acquire “ enough food to meet the needs of all their bu members because they had insufficient rig money or other resources for food. ter SLO County isn’t the only region where kid families with children are experiencing som food insecurity. According to Nourish get California, a nonprofit advocacy group, A recent data from the Supplemental Dir Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) says it reached 3.7 million California residents, or 10 percent of the state population, during the 2019 fiscal year. More than 66 percent of SNAP participants are families with children. —Karen Garcia

New state guidelines allow for youth sports return

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released new guidance on returning to competition for youth and recreational adult sports, but Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham believes it should have happened a lot sooner. The guidelines, which take effect beginning Feb. 26, categorize sports based on the level of contact between participants. Low contact sports are those which allow 6 feet of distance and consistent mask wearing; medium contact are those with only occasional contact between players; and high contact is defined as sports with frequent or sustained close contact. CDPH then matched these categories with the Blueprint for a Safer Economy tiered reopening system. Counties in the purple, widespread tier can bring back outdoor, low contact sports. Red tier counties can bring back outdoor, moderate contact sports. Higher contact and indoor sports are allowed in the orange and yellow tiers. As of Feb. 23 assignments, Santa Barbara and SLO counties remain in the purple tier. The state guidelines include a full list of sports that are allowed to compete in the widespread tier, such as cross country, track and field, singles tennis, swimming and diving, golf, and other low contact sports. NEWS continued page 7

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Cunningham, who has advocated for the return of youth sports during the pandemic, doesn’t agree with the state’s move to link the return of sports to the county tier system. “That’s basically a roundabout way of tying the reopening of youth sports to positive cases in the community,” Cunningham told New Times. “But I’ve been arguing for eight or nine months to California Department of Public Health, the governor’s office, and anyone who will listen, that this whole thing should be tied to hospitalization and ICU capacity, not to positive cases.” The lawmaker added that, in his opinion, the return to youth sports competition should have happened months ago. “More than 40 other states have allowed youth sports to return,” he said. “The fact that it’s taken this long, and we had to build a statewide coalition of coaches and parents and young athletes, meet with the governor over and over and over again, beg for being allowed back on the field, it’s just really absurd.” However, Cunningham added that allowing any sports back is a step in the right direction. “The new guidance isn’t a touchdown, but it’s positive yardage,” he said. “And right now, I’ll take whatever we can get in terms of positive yardage. … Because our kids need something. At least this gets some back in practice, at least they can get back on the field.” Atascadero High School Athletic Director Sam DeRose told New Times

that he’s looking forward to having more kids back on the field, after so many months of uncertainty and “planning with a pencil.” “We are just absolutely ecstatic for this opportunity,” he said. “We were pending those directions. The new guidance opened up the opportunity for some other sports that had initially been postponed, so that’s wonderful.” A number of programs are already up and running at San Luis Obispo High School, according to Athletic Director Marci Beddall, including cross country and singles tennis. Under the new guidelines, Beddall said soccer, football, and water polo teams could be back on the field and in the water at San Luis High soon too. But in order to conduct outdoor highcontact sports competitions, the state requires weekly COVID-19 testing of athletes and coaches. Scheduling competitions and practices for all these sports that would normally occur in different seasons could also prove challenging for the county’s athletic facilities. It’s still unclear how that will all play out, Beddall said, but SLO County’s athletic directors are intent on figuring it out for their kids. While some will continue their athletic careers in college and maybe even professionally, she said these high school years are precious to most kids, especially seniors. “For the majority of our athletes this is it, this is all they’re going to experience,” she said. “So to miss out on your senior year is devestating.” ∆ —Malea Martin and Kasey Bubnash

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lifeguards across the state, including several parks in SLO County, according to a State Parks spokesperson. As fully sworn peace officers, rangers carry several kinds of defensive weapons, including pepper spray, batons, tasers, and firearms. State park peace officers were originally classified as “park guardians” or wardens and have served as protectors of resources and peace in the State Parks system since 1864. But in 1968, State Parks said several emergency situations at the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area led the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to reevaluate ranger duties. “The conclusion of the report recommended that State Parks hire and appropriately train peace officers capable of responding to emergencies occurring on state park property,” a State Parks official wrote in an email to New Times. Before the Port San Luis Harbor Patrol became “a public safety agency with law enforcement authority” in 2005 and armed its officers in 2007, Martinelli said they were essentially security guards without any real way to defend themselves. They were still able to conduct search and rescue and some enforcement operations, Martinelli said, “but any time that they were threatened—anytime they were threatened—they had to back off.” The Harbor Patrol is a small public safety agency with big responsibilities. Its six officers conduct search and rescue operations, handle maritime enforcement off the coast, and protect wildlife from people and vice versa. With law enforcement authority in tow, Martinelli said Harbor Patrol officers often act as the first responders to calls for service in the Avila Beach area, which hosts thousands of San Luis Obispo County residents and tourists each weekend. From 2017 to 2020, data provided to New Times shows that Harbor Patrol officers made more than 6,100 enforcement contacts, which include traffic stops, citations for illegal mooring and anchoring, smoking, alcohol, illegal parking and camping, and more. The Harbor Patrol was called in to assist other agencies more than 700 times in those four years, conducted roughly 1,700 marine search and rescue operations, tows, and assists, and responded to 186 calls for medical aid. Martinelli said that data compared to the Harbor Patrol’s low rates of using force should illustrate to the public and elected officials that the de-escalation training that officers attend is working. He’s confident that the Harbor Patrol’s use of force policies are in line with the law, and in his mind, it’s obvious that a public safety agency like the Harbor Patrol is needed in the Avila Beach area. “And so I want to remove all the politics out of this and look at the actual factual history of Port San Luis and how wonderful these men and women of this port have done over the past 16 years,” Martinelli told New Times. “You cannot argue with the statistics and the success.” ∆ Staff Writer Kasey Bubnash can be reached at kbubnash@newtimesslo.com.


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Passive build I n the quiet neighborhood adjacent to Bishop Peak, a small crew is constructing a home slated to be passive house certified. According to the Passive House Institute, this type of home or building is created for energy efficiency, comfort, and affordability. “Passive houses allow for space heatingand cooling-related energy savings of up to 90 percent compared with typical building stock and over 75 percent compared to average new builds,” the Passive House Institute’s website states. A certified passive house makes efficient use of the sun, internal heat sources, and heat recovery; it also uses passive cooling techniques such as strategic shading to keep the structure comfortably cool. These builds use less than 1.5 normal cubicmeters of natural gas to heat 1-squaremeter of living space for a year. As it’s being constructed, the Bishop Peak site is often visited by various people in the industry, construction workers, contractors, window glaziers, architects, and others. CAIRN Collaborative founder Michael Horgan said he invites fellow craftsmen and women to the building site to teach them how passive homes are made in hopes that the information is put to use and shared with others. Horgan has been in the construction world since he was 15. He traveled and built, studied at Worcester University and Boston University, taught, and eventually went back to his first passion. After working on a renovation project to convert a house to zero-energy, he said he knew he could do more to reduce the carbon footprint of a home, extend its longevity, and elevate the comfort of its design for homeowners. Horgan is a Passive House Institute certified consultant, a zero net energy a Passivehaus design builder, and a licensed general contractor. He works alongside Hannah McKay, a recent Cal Poly graduate who’s also a certified passive house consultant. To qualify for certification, a home needs to meet five principles, Horgan said—airtightness, thermal insulation, a thermal bridge free design, ventilation with heat recovery, and efficient windows. “It’s really easy to do. It’s just careful attention to the things that you’re putting on the house,” he said.

Walking through the frame of the Bishop Peak area home, Horgan and McKay talk about the materials they’ve chosen to use, such as a small box that uses two amps of power to filter air in and out of the home and recycled wood fiber insulation. McKay explains that the design of the home creates efficiency. For example, if a home has bathrooms and the laundry room on one end of the home, it’s more efficient and cost-effective when installing water lines. Designing and building passive-style homes is common in Europe and some states in the U.S., but Horgan says it’s not a common practice in California because “the construction industries are run by the Home Builders Association; the Home Builders Association is funded by the fossil fuel industry, especially in California.” Horgan and McKay’s project is the first of its kind on the Central Coast, but they don’t want it to be the last. To learn more, email Horgan at mike@ cairncollab.com.

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The choice

Recreational driving has an economic impact on Oceano’s beachfront

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or nearly 40 years, the California Department of Parks and Recreation has been operating the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, as permitted by the California Coastal Commission in 1982. As permitted, streetlegal vehicles have been allowed to drive up and down a 2-mile stretch of beach extending from Grand Avenue in Grover Beach, across Oceano’s beachfront and the Arroyo Grande Creek, to a staging area a mile south of Pier Avenue in Oceano, where ATVs can then be driven in designated areas in the dunes. Next to public health and safety, the chief concern for beach communities like Oceano, Grover Beach, and Pismo Beach is the impact off-highway vehicle (OHV) activity has on business volume and the local economy. Community beachfronts are their most valuable economic asset for generating revenue growth and creating jobs. This is especially the case for a distressed community like Oceano where OHV activity extends across the full length of its beachfront, effectively obstructing pedestrian use, visitorserving business activity, and prospects for economic growth. Pismo Beach’s beachfront is entirely vehicle-free, although it wasn’t always this way. Its economy once languished while the city allowed cars on its beach a few decades ago. This changed when the city banned vehicles on its beach in the 1980s, leading to the booming local

economy Pismo has enjoyed ever since. As a low-income community with a predominantly Hispanic population and a high jobless rate, Oceano was designated a disadvantaged community and opportunity zone by Gov. Jerry Brown in April 2018. This designation sparked community interest in exploring what might be possible as an economic growth path with graduate students in Cal Poly’s City and Regional Planning Department (CRP). In two successive “planning studios” during the 2018-19 academic year, the Cal Poly graduate students helped residents map out alternative futures for Oceano. In the first of these, CRP students met with residents in Oceano for a series of four workshops, leading them progressively through a process that culminated in the preparation of a community plan update in March 2019. The second workshop picked up where the first left off, with a series of projects that included specific plans for the conceptual modeling of Pier Avenue as a visitor-serving business district, and of an Oceano Town Center in an adjoining area with a mix of commercial, residential, educational, and cultural/historical land uses. The 65-acre Town Center plan was recently mapped with 30 acres of open space and trails, 12 types of residential housing, more than 350,000 square feet of commercial space, 200,000 square feet of hospitality and community facilities, 350,000 square feet of education and

historic facilities, and 150,000 square feet of parking space. When this is done, it will then be possible to design and implement a community-wide study with Oceano residents, basically asking them about the kind and mix of redevelopment they’d like to see in Oceano, while showing them what might be possible in terms of job creation, housing, and improved living conditions. The sole purpose of the town center design modeling and economic modeling being done is to show possibilities for redevelopment, not to promote any particular model or even the idea for this kind of redevelopment.

circulated 2018 critique, and further debunked in his just-published report, “Economic impact from suspension of the vehicular use at the Oceano Dunes SVRA.” So, we have three evidentiary sources telling us two things: that OHV activity in the Pismo State Beach and Oceano Dunes has had no significant economic impact and that OHV activity on beachfronts can obstruct or inhibit a community’s economic growth. What remains to find out is: • How much of an economic opportunity there might be for Oceano and the county by redeveloping Oceano as a destination

Pismo Beach’s beachfront is entirely vehicle-free, although it wasn’t always this way. Its economy once languished while the city allowed cars on its beach a few decades ago. The basic question being addressed is whether and to what extent the asset value of Oceano’s beachfront and the resultant socioeconomic returns on this asset (to Oceano residents, businesses, and the county) are greater with or without recreational vehicle activity on Oceano’s beachfront. We already know that communities with vehicle-free beachfronts in SLO County are thriving, while Oceano is not, and will not, if cars and trucks continue to drive on its beachfront. We also know that State Parks’ 2017 claim of a $243 million impact is spurious, a claim that Cal Poly professor Pratish Patel refuted in a widely

beach community versus the non-beach community it has become since 1982 when its beachfront was repurposed for recreational driving. • What area residents prefer versus what governing authorities, special interests, and outsiders prefer. The economic choice seems clear enough to warrant consideration for further investigation by and for the county. ∆ Nick Alter is a retired business executive who’s been working on an Oceano redevelopment initiative with Cal Poly faculty and students. Send a response for publication to letters@newtimesslo.com.

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What’s keeping you from joining every other city in San Luis Obispo County in signing up with Central Coast Community Energy (3CE)? It will provide clean, renewable energy at a savings. Atascadero could save money on electricity now costing it more than $600,000 yearly. This could help pay for much needed improvements for our fire and police departments. Atascadero City Council was presented with 3CE’s energy program in 2018 and again in 2019, but declined to put it on the agenda nor have staff do a report. Meanwhile Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, and Santa Maria all responded positively and signed on with 3CE. Many Atascadero businesses and residents want renewable energy at a savings. PG&E would still distribute power, but 3CE would source clean energy along with investment and job creation in our community. More than 10 million California residents now receive electricity from similar community choice energy programs. Since we missed the window of

opportunity to sign on with our sister city, Paso Robles, it will take until 2023 for Atascadero to get approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to attain service, so there’s plenty of time for questions to be asked and answered. There’s no obligation for staying with 3CE if unsatisfied. The option is ours but only if we are allowed to exercise it. Marty Brown Atascadero

State Parks’ failure

Thank you to the California Coastal Commission for its futurist reimaging of the park in the newly released staff report for the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. Due to the park’s closure to OHVs last year, many people have for the first time experienced the magnificence of the Oceano Dunes. This area is a geological wonder and is the largest intact coastal dunes system in the world. The new staff report shows that off-road riding degrades the habitat, causes air quality issues, and does not economically contribute to Oceano as much LETTERS continued page 18 www.newtimesslo.com • February 25 - March 4, 2021 • New Times • 17


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The green-energy chimera W ebster’s defines a chimera as “an impossible or foolish fancy.” After the massive electrical power outages that took place in Texas last week you would think that progressive Democrats would re-think their obsession with coercive green-energy mandates. Naturally they are doubling down and refusing to accept the obvious: Alternative energy sources such as wind and solar cannot provide reliable electrical energy in sufficient quantities to power modernday America. The unspoken secret of course is they know this and have no intention of providing energy anywhere near the requirements needed to allow Americans to continue to enjoy current standards of living. What happened in Texas was not an unprecedented cold-weather event; it has been colder in Texas before. A search of the historical record reveals multiple instances of sub-freezing temperatures in Texas: Houston experienced 12 nights of freezing temperatures (10 degrees) and 20 inches of snow in 1895. In January 1930, Houston hit a record: 5 degrees over eight nights. There were other coldsnaps in the 1940s, 1950s and 1980s. The difference was that Texans used to have a reliable electrical power system. So, what happened in Texas? Over the last 20 years, pressure has been applied to elected officials via public alarm that climate change is an “existential crisis” requiring drastic curtailment of fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, an atmospheric trace-gas essential for all plant life on earth. Thus we have subsidized alternatives such as wind and solar power, edicts closing coalfired and natural gas power plants along

with shuttering nuclear power plants and dismantling hydroelectric power plants. The latter two energy sources emit zero greenhouse gases and are of proven reliability. Given that we’re threatened with extinction, according to climate alarmists, you’d think they’d aggressively promote 21st century nuclear power designs and hydropower, at least in the interim to “save the planet.” Nope, that’s blasphemy in the new green religion: Wind/solar only or a technology yet to be developed. No heresy allowed. The heavy government subsidies of wind/solar have made coal and natural gas plants less economical and although fossil fuels receive some subsidies, solar receives 75 times more and wind 17 times more dollars in subsidies than fossil fuels, according to Jason Isaac in his commentary on the blackouts for The Federalist. This disincentive affects profitability and fossil fuel energy companies failed to invest in winterizing their fossil fuel plants. Before the major snowstorm hit, half of the Texas wind turbines had frozen and gone off-line. Wind turbine blades hadn’t been treated for icing and the hundreds of gallons of lubricants (oil) inside the wind turbines were freezing up; by the time of the storm the turbines had gone from providing around 35 percent of power to almost nothing. When the big storm hit, power generated by natural gas, which also experienced some mechanical failures due to non-winterization, was diverted to heating homes instead of generating electricity. Fossil fuel plants were able to surge to provide more of the power needed; wind/solar provided zero and weren’t able to surge. Nuclear eventually surged to provide more

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This would dramatically impact Oso Flaco and change land use where Phillips 66 is into an area with everything from a gun range to more riding, as well as increased traffic, light, noise, and air pollution. Support the Coastal Commission and save this unique dunes area. State Parks has failed to come up with a solution. Linda Reynolds Nipomo

as off-road riders want the public to believe. Local residents and visitors would spend more time and money in Oceano if they felt it was a safe environment for pedestrian enjoyment. Other beach communities are thriving even during pandemic times! But what does State Parks propose? Moving the problem south in its draft plan.

than half of additional power, but even combined, it wasn’t enough to prevent massive power outages. The worst sucker-punch to consumers already experiencing flooding from burst water pipes and no water for toilets for days, no food in stores and

Tomorrow, acquiring the five elements to produce a “1,000 pound EV battery requires mining about 90,000 pounds of ore” with an estimated 3 to 20 tons of extra materials dug up per ton of ore. “Accessing about 90,000 pounds of ore requires digging and moving between

The greens don’t really care and their anti-fossil fuel crusade demanding conversion of personal transportation to electric power in short order exemplifies their perfidy. freezing indoor temperatures, was the massive electrical bills received: bills for thousands of dollars as the price per kilowatt hour went from 85 cents to more than $9,000/hWh. One customer normally paying $660/month received a bill for over $17,000, even with his power off for five days. Customers were advised to contract with a fixed-rate utility service, except they weren’t taking on any new customers at the time. The greens don’t really care and their anti-fossil fuel crusade demanding conversion of personal transportation to electric power in short order exemplifies their perfidy. In some parts of the world, electric vehicles (EV) were found to emit more greenhouse gases over their life—which includes materials for parts, manufacturing, and disposal—than a gas/diesel car and are environmental catastrophes designed for virtue signaling by their owners more than any benefit to the planet. According to Ronald Stein, an analyst with the Committee for a Constructive

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200,000 and over 1,500,000 pounds of earth,” Stein wrote for The Heartland Institute. “An EV battery typically contains about: 25 pounds of lithium, 30 pounds of cobalt, 60 pounds of nickel, 110 pounds of graphite, 90 pounds of copper.” Most of the rare earth metals in an EV are found in China and Africa: both use slave labor and the latter is infamous for child labor. The batteries last about four to five years and cost $3,500 to $8,500 (today’s prices) to replace. One way or the other, greens will have us freezing in our homes and using a horse to commute to work, if we are allowed to work at all. ∆ Al Fonzi had a 35-year military career, serving in both the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Respond with a letter to the editor emailed to letters@newtimesslo.com.

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Lies and videotape B eing a police officer sucks these days. They used to get away with murder—literally—but now the public is holding them accountable. Sheesh, right?!? I’d be huffy too if I couldn’t get away with lying when, historically, police have been able to lie about any and everything. So last week when the SLO Police Department presented its 100-page after-action review about using tear gas and rubber bullets on a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters on June 1 of last year, officers were undoubtedly surprised that public comment at the Feb. 16 SLO City Council Zoom meeting called bullshit on the self-serving report and personally attacked police and city officials for the tear-gassing. I mean, there is the silver lining that the police got to investigate themselves rather than, say, some independent auditor who would have been unbiased. At least that’s still one good thing about being cop—you can examine your own actions and agree with yourself that you did the right thing. If you pat yourself on the back, that’s yoga, right? Wasn’t it entirely predictable to anyone with a functioning brain that the SLOPD’s after-action report would have an obvious police-centric narrative of what occurred on June 1 along with a few softball recommendations on how they could “improve.” Louder megaphones and

rechargeable bodycam batteries, anyone? Nothing about de-escalation or use of force retraining because, why? That Feb. 16 meeting didn’t offer enough time for everyone to vent, deflect, and disparage to their heart’s content, so the Zoom meeting resumed on Feb. 23, but this time, something was different! That weeklong break gave police time to bitch and moan to Mayor Heidi Harmon and council members that they lost control of the meeting and that those mean activists and protesters who were calling the police pigs and worse shouldn’t have been allowed to criticize the police so sharply. Yep, the po-po’s feelers got hurt! How dare Harmon allow those reprobates, hooligans, and anarchists unfettered rein to insult and lambast! Harmon and the council must have gotten a shellacking by the police because the Feb. 23 meeting was a real apology-fest. “What happened last week was way outside of the bounds of how we show up to a City Council meeting,” Harmon said, sounding chagrined. “I’m sorry to all involved we weren’t able to hold the line for civility.” How hard was that to choke out? After all, Harmon is pro-BLM, and in a moment of true humility, she admitted that allegiance had colored her perception. “There was an exception made and potentially bias on my part,” she admitted. “There might be some truth

in it. I want to own that. But [I] just want to name that it is incredibly difficult to preside over Zoom [meetings].” Word. Very hard to control, especially when protesters are pissed that they got tear-gassed for exercising their 1st Amendment rights! Zoom sucks! Former mayor and current Councilmember Jan Marx had some sage advice for the tear-gassed protesters. “I have been tear-gassed,” Marx said. “I’ve been arrested during protests. It doesn’t wreck your life. It can be a badge of honor. That’s what I would love to see from some of the people who have been protesting and really take it to heart and not just repeat like a cookie cutter lines that are coming from other sources.” Yeah, Tianna Arata, instead of screaming “Black Lives Matter” and “defund the police,” just be proud you got tear-gassed. Just ignore the fact that SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow has been doing his best to ruin your life with ridiculous trumped-up charges. Tell you what, Jan, why don’t you get back to protesters like Arata after the DA has come after you? Oh wait, your white privilege is an impenetrable cloak of invisibility that shields you. “We do not need to reduce the resources for our police department,” Marx added,

showing that she and Dow are such allies she’d never have to worry about becoming a target like Arata. “We don’t need to defund them. We need the opposite. We need more resources.” Yeah! Refund the police! Blue lives matter! Protect the police from having water bottles thrown at them! The best part of the meeting was when Interim Chief Jeff Smith policesplained to everyone how his department’s June 1 tear-gassing was absolutely warranted and necessary. “I want to be firm that this was no longer a peaceful protest, but a protest that had turned to attacking police officers,” Smith said. “I stand by the decision that was made that day. I’m happy there were no serious injuries and we were able to effectively end what had turned into a really bad situation.” When are the police going to realize that videotape exists and that they can’t arbitrarily interpret what’s on it to fit their narrative? If you saw the recently released drone footage of the silver BMW striking protester Sam Grocott on the highway on June 1, you know the charge against Grocott for “jumping” onto the hood of the car is utter nonsense, and if you’ve seen the footage of the protest in front of the police station later than evening, it’s clear that tear gas and rubber bullets were a choice, not a necessity. Sorry about the new “no lying” rule, cops. Sucks, amirite? ∆ The Shredder needs cheering up. Send emojis to shredder@newtimesslo.com.

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BIG DREAMS, LITTLE WORKS Features small paintings and drawings, no bigger than 8 inches square, in all media (showcased in the Upper Gallery). Featured Artists: Tyler Priest, Carole McDonald, Stevie Chun, Suzanne Leon, and Lisa Kanofsky. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Feb. 27 Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE: CHINESE BRUSH PAINTINGS BY JARI DE HAM Jarien de Ham began Chinese brush painting in 2002. Includes landscapes and figure paintings. Mondays, Tuesdays, ThursdaysSundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 29 Free. 805772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

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STAINED GLASS SUNCATCHER CLASS Create a unique stained glass suncatcher in this four-hour class. You will learn how to cut glass to a pattern, copper foil the edges, and solder. All materials included. Bring a bag lunch, as we will take a 30-minute break. Limited to 4 people Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $125. 805-464-2633. glasheadstudio.com. Glasshead Studio, 8793 Plata Lane, Suite H, Atascadero.

virtual group show titled ‘It’s About Time.’ If interested in submitting work, view site for requirements (deadline to submit is March 4). March 6 and March 6-April 25 Free. 805-434-7060. gallery@cambriacenterforthearts. org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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

CAMBRIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: VIRTUAL EXHIBIT WITH PLEIN AIR PAINTERS A call for

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

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ART CENTRAL ON INSTAGRAM: LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS Follow @artcentralslo on Instagram for free live streamed art demos with talented artists using supplies from the store to celebrate its 10th anniversary. You can also find exclusive sales and deals during the month of February. Mondays-Sundays. through Feb. 28 Free. 805-747-4200. instagram.com/ artcentralslo/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

ART CENTRAL’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY Enjoy three weeks of special sales, live demos, giveaways, and more. Follow Art Central on social media for updates. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Feb. 27 Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo. wordpress.com. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. CALL FOR ARTISTS: ART

CAMBRIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS VIRTUAL GALLERY: VINEYARD CHURCH PAINTERS A new

artists. Contact the Gallery Director for questions (gallery@cambriacenterforthearts.org). Through 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.

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/.

PANEL DISCUSSION: GREASE, WATER, AND STONE Join SLOMA for a lively panel discussion with printmakers Steve Andrews, Conrad Schwable, and Jeff Sipple to discuss his Gray Wing exhibition, “Grease, Water, and Stone: An Ocean Works Retrospective.” The

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

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INDEX Arts ............................[20] Culture & Lifestyle....... [21] Food & Drink..............[22] Music .........................[22]

exhibition features lithographs created by Ocean Works Press between 1979 and 1983. Through Feb. 28, noon Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/panel-discussionocean-works/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

ROSEY ‘N’ BARB: STILL AT IT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS Barbara and Robert “Rosey” Rosenthal, awardwinning printmakers, have been art partners since 1980. For this unique show, Barbara is showing her rich, landscape paintings and Rosey his colorful, gouache paintings. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through March 29 Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralartsupply.com. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

SLOPE PAINTS THE SERENE MAGIC OF SANTA RITA RANCH: A VIRTUAL ART EXHIBIT SLOPE painters calebrate with The Land Conservancy of SLO their acquisition of the incredible Santa Rita Ranch, a 1715-acre jewel at the top of Highway 46 West between the Pacific Ocean and Templeton. The Land Conservancy will receive a portion of art sale proceeds. Through Feb. 28, 6-midnight Free. 805-544-9096. slope-painters. com. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

VIRTUAL ART AFTER DARK Tune into Facebook to see what local artists are up to. First Friday of every month Free. facebook.com/artsobispo. Downtown SLO, Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo.

VIRTUAL ART GALLERY Every Friday, we publish our Virtual Art Gallery to our blog and newsletter. Featuring artworks from customers and the community. Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo. wordpress.com/category/gallery-exhibits/virtualgallery/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

VIRTUAL OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR Visit ARTS Obispo’s Facebook page to view works from several local artists and artisans. ongoing Free. facebook. com/artsobispo. Downtown SLO, Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo. VIRTUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION This year, the 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.

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INTERPLAY (VIRTUAL): THE MOUNTAINTOP This drama, set in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968, reimagines the final night of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. PCPA Resident Artist Yusef Seevers will read as King during this livestream. Feb. 26, 7 p.m. and Feb. 27, 1:30 p.m. $10. pcpa.org. PCPA: The Pacific

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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.

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.

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.

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

WRITING CLUB TO GO: SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY The writing club is designed for students

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.

RAINBOW MACRAME FOR TEENS: SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY Brighten up your space with a neon macramé rainbow wall decoration. Packs include everything they need to make their own macramé project. This program is open to teens in junior high and high school only. Registration is required. Feb. 25, Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 Free. 805-925-0994. engagedpatrons. org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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

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, 805922-8313, pcpa.org.

WINE AND DESIGN VIRTUAL CLASSES Check Wine and Design’s Orcutt website for the complete list

up through grade 12. The writing packs include a journal, and a variety of activities to inspire amateur authors. Each month the kits will feature new and exciting projects that will help strengthen writing skills. Registration required. Feb. 25, Feb. 26 and Feb. 27 Free. 805-925-0994. engagedpatrons.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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, 805221-5523.

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, 9:30-10:30 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

PLAYWRIGHT MAKES RIGHT

As part of its InterPlay series, the Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) will stream two live readings of The Mountaintop, via Zoom on Friday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 27, at 1:30 p.m. Yusef Seevers (pictured, right) will read as Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop, while Emily Trask (left) will read as Maggie Dalton in the program’s following readings of Into the Breeches! on Friday, March 5, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. Visit pcpa.org/interplay for more details. —C.W.

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DEAD In 1858, the Committee of Vigilance hanged seven Californio men in Mission Plaza. A posse pursued Pio Linares, the alleged ringleader, to the Los Osos Valley and killed him in an extended shootout. Pete Kelley, noted local author and historian, has studied the record intensively. March 5, 5:30 p.m. Free. 805-543-0638. historycenterslo.org/lecture. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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

CENTRAL COAST AVIATORS IN WORLD WAR II Self-paced three-part course on the history of local aviation, beginning in 1910, with a special emphasis on World War II. The roles that Hancock and Cal Poly played in training fliers are explored. March 1 $30. 805-3053375. cuesta.edu/communityprograms/communityeducation/history_literature/aviation.html. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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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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COMPLIMENTARY OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES

ARROYO GRANDE FARMERS MARKET Saturdays,

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

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

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

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

THE ECONOMIC VITALITY CORPORATION: SLO COUNTY BROADBAND SUMMIT Featured speakers, include Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and Sunne McPeak, President and CEO of the California Emerging Technology Fund. Feb. 25, 10 a.m. sloevc.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

GRIEF RECOVERY AND SUPPORT PROGRAM (8 WEEKS) A step-by-step grief recovery program on how to let go and move on in your life. Pertains to all losses (death, divorce, COVID-19, intangible losses of faith, health, trust, etc.). All are welcome (ages 18 and over). Tuesdays, 10-midnight and Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. through April 14 $59 (includes book). 714-273-9014. facebook. com/grief.loss. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

HIKE AND MEDITATION FOR VITALITY Hike the hills at the SLO Botanical Garden before an outdoor meditation practice. Every other Wednesday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. through May 19 $25 for Garden Members; $30 for non-members. 805-541-1400. slobg.org. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

KIDS YOGA AT THE JACK HOUSE Bring the kids outside for sunshine, yoga, and fun. Offered every Tues. and Thurs. afternoon by SLO Yoga Center at the Jack House and Gardens. Ages 3 to 10 are welcome. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. through March 30 $5. 805-598-7100. sloyogacenter.com/schedule. The Jack House, 536 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.

METABOLIC CONDITIONING We use primarily our own body weight in this interval training class to run through exercises and drills to raise the heart rate, condition our muscles, and stay flexible. This advanced class also incorporates hand weights and sand bags, if you have them. Mondays-Thursdays, 8:15-9:15 a.m. $72. 415-516-5214. ae.slcusd.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo. THE NONVIOLENT LIFE: A CONVERSATION ABOUT NON-VIOLENT LIVING Join us for a conversation about non-violent living based on “The Nonviolent Life”, which explores the powerful journey of nonviolence rooted in the Christian vision of love. The conversation will be led by Rev. Caroline Hall on Zoom. Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m.-noon through April 6 Free. 805528-0654. stbenslososos.org. Zoom, Online, Inquire for Zoom ID.

PARENT PARTICIPATION AND PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES ONLINE (THROUGH SAN LUIS COASTAL ADULT SCHOOL) Find support and connect with others in weekly online parenting classes. Learn about the developmental stage of your child, participate in teacher-facilitated discussions on parenting topics, explore local resources, and safely enjoy the company of other parents. Mondays-Thursdays. through May 28 $10-$30. 805-549-1253. slcusd.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

PARENTING THE INFANT, BABY AND ME YOGA, AND PREPARING FOR THE POSTPARTUM PERIOD (ONLINE) Meet other parents and form connections that last a lifetime in Parent Participation’s infant classes (ages 0 to 12 months). Learn from the comfort and safety of your own home. Expecting parents welcome. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays. through May 28 $10-$46. 805-549-1253. slcusd.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO): FREE WEBINAR This webinar focuses on content creation for SEO. Find out how Google works on the inside. March 3, 12-1:30 p.m. 805-595-1357. mcscorp.ecenterdirect.com. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

Morro Bay Main Street Farmers Market, Main Street and Morro Bay Boulevard, Morro Bay, facebook.com/ MorroBayMainStreetFarmersMarket/.

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FLYING GOAT CELLARS: APPOINTMENT AND PICK-UPS This winery specializes in Pinot Noir and

AVIATION AND INNOVATION

Cuesta College presents a virtual program on the history of local aviation, Central Coast Aviators in World War II, which will become available online starting on Monday, March 1. This three-part course will examine the roles that local schools, including Allan Hancock College and Cal Poly, played in training fliers. Admission is $30. Call (805) 305-3375 or visit cuesta.edu/communityprograms to find out more. —C.W. SLO COUNTY MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The SLO County Medical Reserve Corps is looking for volunteers to help with vaccine distribution and contact tracing. Apply online. ongoing emergencyslo.org. SLO County, Countywide, 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.

SLOROLL: A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE A free popup roller skating event. Locations posted the day of at 4 p.m. Follow @thesloroll. First Friday of every month Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

UNVEILING OUR BODY’S WISDOM: MOVEMENT CLASS SERIES An 8-week 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. 707-266-8945. athasomatics.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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

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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. LEARN TO SURF: BEGINNER SURF LESSONS Beginner surf lessons for you, your zoomers, and your homeschoolers. All equipment provided with the $70 charge. Every other Monday-Sunday, 8:45-11 a.m. through April 30 $70. 805-489-8823. surfpismo.com. Pismo Beach Pier, West end of Pomeroy, Pismo Beach.

POINT SAN LUIS LIGHTHOUSE VIRTUAL TOUR Join a live docent via Zoom for an interactive virtual tour of the Point San Luis Lighthouse. Wednesdays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. $10. pointsanluislighthouse.org/. Point San Luis Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Rd., Avila Beach.

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PSYCHIC WEEKEND Multiple readers available. Please call or text to make your appointment. March 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and March 7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Varies. 805674-4277. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

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.

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.

YOUTH ART PACKS: SANTA MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY Register 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. Registration begins Feb. 6. March 3 Free. 805-925-0994. engagedpatrons.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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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.

sparkling wine. Call or check site for pick-up and appointment info. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.4 p.m. 805-736-9032. flyinggoatcellars.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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3 SONGWRITERS SHARE THE STAGE Songwriters at Play host Steve Key is joined by Ken McMeans and John Nowel of the band Stereo Chickens. Steve, Ken, and John are all writers, so they’ll swap songs and jam on some favorite tunes as well. March 6, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. stevekey.com/events. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

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

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CAL POLY WIND BANDS WINTER CONCERT: ‘COMMUNITY’ Music has the ability to bring together minds and souls. For this concert, the members of the Cal Poly Wind Bands explore the connections between individuals that make us part of a larger whole, whether they are performing in person or remotely. March 6, 7:30 p.m. $5. 805-756-4849. music.calpoly.edu/ calendar/winds. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

GINO AND THE LONE GUNMEN: BASIN STREET REGULARS LIVESTREAM Gino and the Lone Gunmen is a three-piece band that performs a rockin’ mix of jazz, rockabilly, swing, blues, country, and more. Feb. 28, 2 p.m. 805-937-8402. pismojazz.com. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

KRISTEN BLACK BAND: ALBUM DEBUT AND LIVE CONCERT (VIRTUAL) Kristen Black, formerly of SLO, now of Nashville, will be debuting her new album, The Healing. Feb. 27, 6-7 p.m. Starts at $5. stageit.com. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

SLO SYMPHONY POP-UP DRIVE-IN CONCERT: ROMANTIC CLASSICS Enjoy Romantic-period compositions from Beethoven, Ysaÿe, and de Sarasate, and more. Will also be available as a virtual concert to enjoy from home. Come early for the best parking spot. March 6, 7:30 p.m. slosymphony.com. Madonna Meadows, 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo.

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


Music

Strictly Starkey BONKERS FOR BUNKERS Experimental electric trio, Bunkers, releases their third album, Exit Weather, available on Bandcamp.

BY GLEN STARKEY

Meet Bunkers A local trio emerges from the underground

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’m always a little weirded out when I realize a local band has completely flown under my radar. How did I miss them? Such is the case with local experimental trio Bunkers, who recently sent me a link to their third album, Exit Weather. The band, which includes Andrew Grivjack, Matt Wilder, and Michael vandenBerg, are all “longtime residents of San Luis Obispo” who formed their band in 2017, they explained in an email. In 2018, they released Freehand, and in 2020, they followed up with To What End. Four years and now three albums and I’ve never heard of them? On Exit Weather, some songs—like “Scraped Off the Scenery”—sound like electronica meets industrial meets speed metal. It’s atmospheric and experimental and weird. Other tracks like “Fictionless” have a carnival quality that morphs into doom rock and then fantasy rock. Needless to say, this is a band that isn’t one thing or one sound. The many instrumental tracks feel layered, improvised, and organically created. When voice occasionally comes in, like on “Oz,” it feels urgent and energetic and dark. Think Nine Inch Nails. According to the band, they use standard guitar, bass, percussion but add in “anything we can get our hot little hands on: synths, edrums, samplers, loopers—one time we miked-up a card shuffler.” As for their process, “Some of our stuff is planned out ahead of time, but a lot of it is improvised and recorded on the spot. Other than that we try not to add any extra limitations. There’s a difference between the music we choose to make and the music we have to make, but we’re not quite sure what that difference is. A lot of what we

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do feels inevitable. And when it’s done and made, there’s no way to prove it wasn’t.” One of my favorite tracks off Exit Weather is “Light Luggage,” with its funky bassline and samples of a child’s voice and a solemn choir layering over the music. It’s playful and clanging and reverent and spacy all at once. “A Wax Room” throbs with the sound of helicopter blades and swelling synth before a highly processed voice dips in and turns the song into a screeching banshee of dissonance. “I, Thorax” sounds like a kalimba experiment of syncopated rhythm. It’s odd yet beautiful. While the music might feel challenging, it’s also surprising and fascinating. There’s no way to predict what you’ll hear next, and all the strange sounds and effects are wonderous even if they’re not traditionally melodic. Listen to this album with headphones on for a fully immersive experience. “Admittedly, we’re not everyone’s cup of tea,” the band added, “but back in the previous world, we played a live set on KCPR, opened for The Ragged Jubilee at The Siren in Morro Bay, and headlined at Raconteur Room, The Warehouse on Mars, and A Satellite of Love, among others. So we’ve been to rodeos. “Out of necessity, we’re DIY from beginning to end,” they continued. “Our recordings are a little rough around the edges, but on the upside, doing everything ourselves means there’s no one telling

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us what to not to do, or what horrible sounds to leave out. “This past year has been intense, with a lot of time spent cooped up, and a lot to process. But we know a lot of our neighbors around the county have been bunkering down and recording their hearts out. We’re eager to hear it. Somehow our actual neighbors never complained, which is wild and wonderful. Cheers to cool neighbors everywhere.” You can check out the Bunkers on bunkers.bandcamp.com, Spotify at bit.ly/bunkersss, and Instagram at bunkers.band.

Basin Street stream The Basin Street Regulars continue to offer streaming concerts in lieu of their normal in-person Pismo Beach swing dance shows. This Sunday, Feb. 28, they welcome Temecula trio Gino and the Lone Gunmen, performing a mix of rockabilly, swing, blues, country, and vintage rock ’n’ roll (2 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube @basinstreetregulars). The band’s repertoire includes originals as well as music made famous by Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and even The Beatles circa the Cavern Club days. Frontman Gino Meregillano comes from a musical family. He was just 14

VINTAGE ROCK This month the Basin Street Regulars expand beyond their hot jazz genre to welcome rockabilly, swing, blues, and country act Gino and The Lone Gunmen to their Feb. 28 streaming concert.

when he played his first professional gig! He now has 30 years of experience on guitar, vocals, bass, mandolin, and ukulele. The band includes Andrew Verdugo (bass and vocals) and Bob Sale (drums and vocals), and they’ve shared the stage with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Slim Jim Phantom (of The Stray Cats), Three Bad Jacks, and Big Sandy. Move the coffee table out of the way and get ready to rip up your living room dance floor! Donations are encouraged at PayPal @basinstreetregulars. ∆ Contact Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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Artifacts SLO Film Fest is on!

Gallery at Marina Square welcomes new featured artists

Starting on Monday, March 1, Gallery at Marina Square will begin showcasing Chinese brush paintings by Jarien de Ham in its lower gallery and fine art digital paintings by Skye Wright in its upper gallery. Both exhibits are scheduled to remain on display through Monday, March 29. The subjects found in de Ham’s nature paintings include birds, fish, flowers, and cypress trees, often engulfed in a foggy atmosphere. She became introduced to Chinese brush painting in 2002 during an art course at Cuesta College. According to press materials from the gallery, Wright currently resides in Fallbrook, California, and is a freelance graphic designer and illustrative artist. She became specifically passionate about digital art in 2011 while studying computer programming. For more updates from Gallery at Marina Square, call (805) 772-1068 or visit galleryatmarinasquare.com.

Seventh Gen First Draft Film Festival seeks short films

The Seventh Gen First Draft Film Festival is currently accepting video submissions centered on eight different beach regions located along the West Coast in California, Oregon, and Washington, including San Luis Obispo County. The festival is specifically seeking short films that highlight Cayucos, Morro Bay, Piedras Blancas, or Pismo Beach. Starting on Sunday, March 21, the festival will hold virtual screenings of the films online in respective location-based segments, in geographical order, from south to north. The series will continue streaming every other Sunday through June 27. The festival also plans to host outdoor screenings at various locations along the West Coast between March and July. Sometime in July, a culminating in-person festival is scheduled to take place in Lincoln City, Oregon. For application guidelines and additional info on the Seventh Gen First Draft Film Festival, a program of the Elisabeth Jones Art Center in Portland, Oregon, visit filmfreeway.com/ the7thgenfirstdraftfilmfestival. Applicants can also reach the Elisabeth Jones Art Center directly by calling (503) 286-4959 or emailing ejartcenter@gmail.com.

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In the Feb. 11 arts story, “Protecting and painting the Central Coast,” about SLOPE artists painting Santa Rita Ranch, we inadvertently left off the list of artists Tracy Paz, who is also co-chair of their current exhibition, SLOPE Paints the Serene Magic of Santa Rita Ranch, viewable online at slope-painters.com/ collections/155114. ∆ —Caleb Wiseblood

You’ll miss the glitz, but virtual access promises convenience and a ton of great films

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bout a year ago, the SLO International Film Festival was forced to cancel all live events amid coronavirus worries. At the time, then Festival Director, now Artistic Director, Wendy Eidson wondered how the festival would go on in the future. But she was optimistic, noting she and the festival organizers had a whole year to watch how other film festivals proceeded through the pandemic and plan how our festival might continue safely in the unlikely event that social gatherings continued to be prohibited. Well, here we are nearly a year later, and sure enough, the pandemic rages on. The good news is so does the SLO Film Fest, scheduled for Tuesday, March 9, through Sunday, March 14—presented entirely virtually save for Wednesday, March 10, Surf Nite, to be held at Sunset Drive-In. For the film-loving homebodies among us, this is no doubt excellent news. Not only do you get access to all the films, you get to stay wrapped in your comfort cocoon, safe from COVID-19 and near your very own refrigerator. “All movies will be accessible virtually this year, and not in person,” Eidson noted. “This actually gives everyone more time to watch our festival films because they’ll all be available for all five days, March 10 through 14, after our opening night film on March 9. We’ll also be doing virtual Q-and-A’s with many of the filmmakers, and a lot of them will be sharing suggestions ahead of time for food and drinks they think pair well with their films. “You’ll have plenty of opportunities for small social gatherings with your ‘bubble-mates’ to help make the festival in your own home as much fun as possible.” There are too many films to list in their entirety, so visit slofilmfest.org for more info, but here are some of this year’s highlights. Opening night begins with a virtual screening of My Salinger Year, a brand new film that will make its theatrical release on March 5, right before its Tuesday, March 9, virtual screening (6 p.m., followed by a Zoom Q-and-A). Written and directed by Philippe Falardeau (The Good Lie) and based on Joanna Smith Rakoff’s novel of the same name, the film follows a college grad Joanna (Margaret Qualley), who takes a clerical job working for a literary agent, Margaret (Sigourney Weaver), who represents notoriously reclusive writer J.D. Salinger (Tom Post). Perhaps the festival’s most popular event, Surf Nite, will go on at a new venue. Instead of the Fremont Theater, lucky ticket-holders will go to the Sunset Drive-In on Wednesday, March 10 (doors at 6:30 p.m.; films start at 7:30 p.m.; $45 per car), for a screening of bigwave film White Rhino (2019), which chronicled three historic swells that hit the South Pacific in 2011-12, and Bruce Brown’s 1964 classic The Endless Summer. This event will undoubtedly sell out, so if you haven’t bought tickets and you want to go, put down the paper (or your device) and buy them right now! “There was a lot of disappointment surrounding the abrupt cancellation of last

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This year, film buffs and festival enthusiasts can attend the virtual SLO International Film Festival in their own home theaters (aka living rooms) March 9 through 14, with the exception of Surf Nite on March 10 at Sunset Drive-In. Visit slofilmfest.org for more info.

year’s festival, and even though we were quickly able to offer many festival films online, COMING OF AGE Margaret Qualley stars as Joanna, a recent Surf Nite was one event that college grad who goes to work for the literary agent representing was hard to quickly share that J.D. Salinger, in My Salinger Year—the March 9 opening film of the SLO International Film Festival. way,” festival organizers said. “Surf Nite in SLO is one PHOTO COURTESY OF BRENT STORM of those rare events that is fueled by the energy and enthusiasm of the crowd that attends each year. So it is with great excitement that we announce the return of the movie we wanted to present in March 2020, this time on the super big screen at the landmark Sunset Drive-In. And it’s a double feature no less!” White Rhino features amazingly harrowing footage of some of the biggest and sickest waves ever captured on film with big-wave riders Nathan Fletcher, Dave Wassel, Bruce Irons, and Mark Healey doing the impossible. TAKE TWO The much anticipated bigAt the drive-in, audio is played through a wave film White Rhino, which was scheduled lower-power FM station, so bring a radio if you’re to screen at last year’s canceled Surf Nite, concerned about your car battery. The concession screens on March 10 at the Sunset Drive-In, the stand will be open, but health and safety only in-person event of this year’s otherwise guidelines will be enforced, including the use of virtual film fest. face coverings when visiting the concession stand and bathrooms. You must view the films from The festival ends on Sunday, March 14, inside your vehicle. Outside alcohol is prohibited. with a film I’ve been wanting to see since local On Thursday, March 11, there’ll be two panel photographer and now filmmaker Brittany discussions on Zoom. At 4:30 p.m., join the App announced she was making it: Where Central Coast Filmmaker Mixer, and at 6 p.m., There Once Was Water, which will become join the panel “From the Bottom Up: Building available for viewing starting at 9 a.m. that Representation in Film.” day. There will also be a Zoom panel discussion Foodies will want to check out “Culinary for that film following the closing-night awards Adventures in Film” on Friday, March 12, and ceremony that begins at 5 p.m. its 6 p.m. movie trivia Zoom hosted by Larry In between, festival pass holders will have Peña (Brain Stew Trivia). access to domestic and international narrative The King Vidor Award Tribute is scheduled and documentary features and short films; a for Saturday, March 13, at 7 p.m., followed by a new category this year—music videos—which Zoom afterparty with a DJ set. are fantastic; and other special online events. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRITTANY APP Current Festival Director Skye McLennan announced in press materials, “Following last year’s whirlwind experience to shift our film festival to an online presentation seemingly overnight due to the onset of the pandemic, it’s a gift to know that the same dedication we put into selecting our films is matched by the SLO Film Fest audience’s anticipation to see them—virtually or in person. “But safety is still the priority,” she continued, “so while we will all go to the drivein for Surf Nite, the rest of the time we will once again be coming into our film-faithfuls’ homes to deliver the best movies we could find.” Despite the pandemic, this promises to be a THE CLOSER Local photographer Brittany festival to remember. ∆ App makes her feature-film debut with Where There Once Was Water, a new documentary closing this year’s SLO Film Fest on March 14.

Contact Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.


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Glen File this one under the “hard to watch, hard to turn away from” department. If you’ve seen Kids (1995) or Thirteen (2003), you know how disturbing it is to see children make terrible choices, and that’s essentially what Euphoria is all about, starting with Rue Bennett (Zendaya), a troubled young woman grappling with depression and selfmedicating with whatever she can get her hands on. When she meets Jules Vaughn (Hunter Schafer), a transgender student new to Rue’s school, they find they’re kindred spirits and are fast friends. There’s also Nate Jacobs (Jacob Elordi), the school quarterback who has a toxic relationship with cheerleader Maddy Perez (Alexa Demie); hanger-on Kat Hernandez (Barbie Ferreira), who finds her power as a cam girl; “easy” girl Cassie Howard (Sydney Sweeney); and a host of others. In an ironic twist, one of the most sympathetic characters is Fezco (Angus Cloud), Rue’s drug supplier. One of the series’ clear villains is Cal Jacobs (Eric Dane), quarterback Nate’s father, who’s into sex with underage trans females. I found it really hard to watch at first, but I was soon invested in these kids’ lives, desperately wanting them to be OK. It’s difficult subject matter, but this series handles it with a lot of nuance. Anna These characters are seriously complicated, and the series aims to show that whatever your life looks like on the outside doesn’t reveal what’s really going on inside. Nate Jacobs is a really unlikeable guy—he’s got the ego of a douchebag quarterback who has had life easily handed

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f you aren’t already aware of the #FreeBritney movement, you are in for a wild ride! If you are familiar with the pop star at all, you probably remember that time when Spears went off the rails, shaved her head, and beat down a paparazzi’s SUV with an umbrella. What you might not know is that Spears has been embroiled in a custodianship battle with her father, Jamie, for the last 12 years.

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to him. You could look at him with his opulent lifestyle, his hot girlfriend, his status with his peers, and think he’s got everything he could want and more. How could someone like that be miserable? Nate has been holding on to secrets galore for most of his life, and they’ve slowly eaten away at him and turned him into this selfloathing jerk who would rather burn down the world than admit his vulnerability. This show embodies that tortured teenage experience so well throughout all of its characters, and reminds those of us well out of our teen years how incredibly hard that time of building your identity can be. Complicated characters along with a visually stunning aesthetic make Euphoria one of a kind. I’m hooked. Glen Visually stunning indeed! The cinematography is incredible, as is the costuming and makeup, and the acting is sublime, especially Zendaya and Schafer, the latter of whom is making her acting debut in this series. You may have heard of her. Her father is a pastor, and when he moved his family to North Carolina to a new church, Schafer, a trans teenager, protested North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, which made it illegal for trans people to use a public bathroom that didn’t conform to the sex listed on their birth certificate. The law was eventually repealed. She’s a powerful performer, and she and Zendaya have compelling chemistry. Zendaya got her start as a child model

This New York Times profile deep-dives into Britney’s beginnings as a tiny star with a big voice, her career jump-starting, and the insane sensation she became so quickly. The media was determined to undermine her from the start. From getting asked if she was a virgin on late-night television to getting blamed for her infamous split with Justin Timberlake, to having her mental fitness and ability to raise her children splashed across every grocery store tabloid aisle, that woman has been through the ringer. Framing Britney follows her supporters and the ongoing saga as they stand in support of her outside of the courtroom as she pleads her case that she can manage her own life and her own money. At its heart, this portrait is trying to show what a hardworking, competent, and talented person Britney Spears is and that those few rough patches she went through shouldn’t be her legacy. (74 min.) —Anna

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BESTIES Trans teenager Jules (Hunter Schafer, left) and her high school best friend, Rue (Zendaya), navigate the perils of sex, drugs, identity, and teen drama, in Euphoria, screening on HBO Max.

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and backup dancer, eventually landing the role of Rocky Blue on Disney’s Shake it Up. She gets a chance to show off her singing talents in the final episode of the season in a fantasy sequence that’s really interesting. Euphoria may be hard to watch, but it’s worth the discomfort. Anna Zendaya and Schafer are both heavy-hitters, and there’s a whole lot of talent and a whole lot of chemistry between them. I really like how the series is laid out: Individual characters or relationships may get focused on in an episode, but there is also a whole world of things going on around that particular storyline. It’s pretty genius televisionmaking, and the over-the-top perfection of the makeup and costuming paired with gritty and difficult storylines is a great juxtaposition. Even the awful, difficult, heartbreaking moments glow with a dark beauty. It’s dramatic but doesn’t even brush against becoming soap-opera-like. There are secrets and darkness and a bunch of young people experiencing the greatness and the terribleness of life for the first time. I can’t wait for more of this, more of Rue and Jules, and more of that magnetic energy they give off. This one is worth every difficult moment. It’s fantastic television. ∆ Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and freelancer Anna Starkey write Split Screen. Glen compiles streaming listings. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRON CREATIVE

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haka King (Newlyweeds) directs this biopic set in the late ’60s about Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, who comes under the scrutiny of J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) and the FBI. It’s also the story of informant Bill O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield), who’s coerced by FBI agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons) to infiltrate the Black Panthers and spy on Hampton and his operation. Finally, it’s also the story of Hampton’s relationship with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback), who was with Hampton the night he was assassinated in bed by law enforcement. It’s always good to be reminded of our faults, and the sad case of Fred Hampton and Bill O’Neal is yet another black mark on U.S. history. You may not realize it watching this film, since Kaluuya is 31 and Stanfield is 29, but Hampton was murdered when he was just 21 years old, and O’Neal was a 17-year-old when he was forced by the FBI to infiltrate the Black Panthers. The episode shows how fearful the powers that be were of Panthers, who thanks to government

A DANGEROUS MAN In Judas and the Black Messiah screening on HBO Max, Daniel Kaluuya stars as Black Panther Fred Hampton, who was considered so dangerous by the FBI and Chicago police that he was murdered in his bed by law enforcement. propaganda were horribly maligned. Both Kaluuya and Stanfield deliver remarkable performances. Kaluuya embodies Hampton’s undeniable charisma, and Stanfield communicates O’Neal’s inner torment as he awakens to the Panthers’ powerful message of unity. (126 min.) ∆ —Glen


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Coffee cloud

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spoonful of sugar spins into wisps of feathery white as barista Pablo Arriola deftly twists a paper straw, gathering the sticky fibers into a cloud. He plops the finished cotton candy onto an oat milk chai latte and hands it over. With a little chai flavoring, the ivory tuft smells faintly of spices. Active Coffee Co. owner Stacy Magana instructs me to pull the straw out of the fluff and gently push the center into the chai while leaving some sugar fibers on the cup’s rim for my drinking pleasure. The spun threads melt into the liquid—a satisfying show of science. Instantaneously, I’m nostalgic with memories of putting soft and sticky pink cotton candy against my tongue so I can feel the threads dissipate in my mouth. “It’s better than a sugar packet,” coffee shop co-owner and Stacy’s husband, Adam Magana, says as he walks by. The Maganas—who also run the Active Church at the Fremont Theater on PHOTO BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

SUGAR RIDE Active Coffee Co. barista Pablo Arriola spins flavored sugar into a cloud pop ready to top a chai latte.

Sundays—opened Active Coffee Co. Spin out at The Creamery Marketplace in Find Active Coffee Co. in downtown SLO in September 2020, The Creamery Marketplace at hoping to provide a cool environment 570 Higuera St., suite 190, in for people to hang alongside a hot downtown San Luis Obispo. beverage and a snack. With about It’s open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2,000 feet of office and conference daily. Visit activecoffeeco.com for more info. space upstairs and a side area that customers can rent out for meetings, Active Coffee offers simple pleasures like Americanos, cold brews, and hot tea. But Stacy said she also wanted to make sure their menu included family-friendly drinks GREAT OUTDOORS Active Coffee Co.’s patio seating is in The Creamery that were outside the box. Marketplace’s courtyard in downtown San Luis Obispo. “We wanted to do something different. We PHOTOS COURTESY OF STACY MAGANA also wanted to stand out a little bit, which is Coava Coffee Roasters from Portland, how we came up with our cloud menu,” Stacy Rishi Tea & Botanicals, and Fine said during a phone interview prior to my Feathers Kombucha Co. out of Long visit. “Cotton candy with our drinks.” Beach make up the bulk of what Active is She got the idea from a coffee shop putting in their cups, which you can get overseas that was adding cotton candy to-go or take to a seat on the sunny patio. to the top of its drinks. Stacy also has a As coffee shop manager Brandon Lyons— friend who owns Cottontale Kansas City, who used to work in sales for Adelaida which makes all-natural cotton candy in Vineyards and Winery—puts it, carrying flavors like maple bacon, cookie dough, quality products from companies that and pink lemonade. care about ingredients and the workers “She was kind of like my go-to cotton who participate in crafting them is part of candy person,” Stacy said. Active’s “cultural value of excellence.” At the moment, Active Coffee features Drinks are sweetened with honey from several drinks on its cloud menu, Humblehive Bee Co. in Arroyo Grande. ACTIVE COUPLE Husband and wife including the chai cloud tea, a not-so-spicy Adam and Stacy Magana started Active Active carries baked noshables from creamy housemade mix with hints of Church, which meets Sundays at the Seabreeze Cupcakes and Sweet Treats vanilla. The gingerbread latte comes with Fremont Theater, and Active Coffee Co. at right across the Creamery courtyard, and gingerbread cotton candy, the Mexican The Creamery. Stacy said Active Coffee is currently on the mocha is paired with a peppermint cloud, and the marshmallow hot chocolate gets a hunt for another food partnership for things for helping young people—a passion that he marshmallow one. You can also just order like breakfast burritos, bagels, and salads. and Stacy share. Originally from Bakersfield, the Maganas the cotton candy if you’re feeling dandy— So the couple moved to Las Vegas to made their way to the Central Coast via Las those are called cloud pops. start a church in the inner city. They Vegas. Adam said he started working in the The sugar is freshly spun in front of started a family, and Stacy was six restaurant industry before attending Fresno you, and Active has 25 different flavors to months pregnant with their second child Pacific University. While he was working choose from. when she went into preterm labor and for a tech firm in the Central Valley, he said “It’s super cool because it melts on the gave birth to a boy. he got really involved at the ministry at his rim,” Stacy said. “It’s kind of like you have a FLAVOR continued page 28 margarita and you have the salt on the side.” church and discovered that he had a passion

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FILE NO. 2021-0088 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/1994) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ACCURATE LEAK DETECTION, 417 Tyrus Ct., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Gary A. Olson (417 Tyrus Ct., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Gary A. Olson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0205 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DISCODISIAC, 121 Twin Ridge Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Scarlett Sarah Scoggan (121 Twin Ridge Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Scarlett Scoggan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-25-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 01-25-26. February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0210 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SANDPRINTS PHOTOGRAPHY, 416 Lilac Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Charlotte Dinunzio (416 Lilac Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Charlotte Dinunzio. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-25-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-25-26. February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0216 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EXECUTIVE ENTERPRISES IX, ABBONDANZA POINT, 4669 Snapdragon Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. A. Bryan Sullivan (4669 Snapdragon Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ A. Bryan Sullivan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-26-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 01-26-26. February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0223 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RIZZO’S SCOOPS & SWEETS, 4855 Sycamore Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Eric Michael Risbrudt, Carolyn Renee Risbrudt (4855 Sycamore Road, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Eric M. Risbrudt. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-28-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 01-28-26. February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0218 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/22/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HOME SWEET HOME COTTAGE AND RANCH LLC, 282 Templeton Cemetery Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Home Sweet Home Cottage And Ranch LLC (282 Templeton Cemetery Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Home Sweet Home Cottage And Ranch LLC, Channon Clagg - Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-27-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 01-27-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0225 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, IVANS INSURANCE AGENCY, 1316 Tamsen Drive, Suite 204, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Phillip Scot Ivans (6410 Buckley Drive, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Phillip Scot Ivans, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-28-21. 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. 01-28-26. February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0207 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/25/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FUNGI MINDED, 1910 Berwick Drive, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Jennifer Marie Perryman (1910 Berwick Drive, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jennifer Perryman, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-25-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-25-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0215 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/21/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SPIRAL PATH MOVEMENT, 941 Stratford, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Teresa Marie McGinley (941 Stratford, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Teresa Marie McGinley, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-26-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-26-26. February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0228 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/28/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 805 BATS, 8775 Oak Drive, San Miguel, CA 93451. San Luis Obispo County. Ronald Ellis Andante II (8775 Oak Drive, San Miguel, CA 93451). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ronald Ellis Andante II. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-28-21. 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. 01-28-26. February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0231 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/25/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO CIVIL DESIGN LLC, 262 Via La Paz, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. SLO Civil Design LLC (262 Via La Paz, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ SLO Civil Design LLC, Richard Burde / CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-28-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 01-28-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0240 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/06/1988) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LIFESTYLES FAMILY HAIR CARE, 561 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Mary E Brewer (399 Corbett Canyon, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Mary Brewer, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-29-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 01-29-26. February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0241 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/28/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, F DAVIS DESIGN, 2101 Callender Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Alfred Davis (2101 Callender Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Alfred Davis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-01-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0242 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/11/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, IRONCLAD ENTERPRISES, 2107 Wisteria Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. James Matthew Sullivan (6400 Nacimiento Ave. #2, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ James Matthew Sullivan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-21. 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. 02-01-26. February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0246 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, APEX KNIFE & TOOL, 31 Via Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Alex Daniel Rosen (31 Via Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Alex Daniel Rosen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-21. 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. 02-01-26. February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0248 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/20/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SUN UP SOLAR CLEANING, 1435 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Zachary A Roorda (1435 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Zachary A. Roorda, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 02-01-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0254 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/15/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COASTAL BEHAVIOR CONSULTING, INC., 518 Paulding Circle, Suite A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Coastal Behavior Consulting, Inc. (518 Paulding Circle, Suite A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Coastal Behavior Consulting, Inc., Jeff Dobbs, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-21. 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. 02-01-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0256 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, VIATOREM LUX, 1610 Creston Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Viatorem Lux LLC (1610 Creston Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Viatorem Lux LLC, Noran Abdel Rahim, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-01-26. February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0272 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/1995) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE BERRY MAN INC., 712 Fiero Lane, Ste. 30-31, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. All About Produce Company (712 Fiero Lane, Ste. 30-31, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ All About Produce Company, Les B Clark, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-02-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-02-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0257 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NORTH COAST HOME REPAIR, 320 Panay Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. David E Stambal (320 Panay Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ David E Stambal, Owner Operator. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-01-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0260 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HELGA SMITH QH, 1600 Toro St. 2D, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Julio Mora Hernandez (1600 Toro St. 2D, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Julio Mora Hernandez, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-01-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0262 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2010) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DUNE PROPERTIES, 235 Morro Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Tom Alan Sperling (235 Morro Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tom Alan Sperling, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-21. 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. 02-01-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0267 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/15/2010) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CRAFCO SERVICES, 548 N 13th St., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Don Noil Crafton (548 N 13th St., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Don Noil Crafton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-02-21. 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. 02-02-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0274 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MERSEA’S, 3985 Avila Beach Drive, Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. The Pier, Inc. (1650 Lizzie Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ The Pier, Inc., Christopher Dorn, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-02-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-02-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0292 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NOI’S LITTLE THAI TAKEOUT, 1288 2nd St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Ronald Miner (1288 2nd St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Ron Miner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-04-21. 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. 0204-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0293 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/04/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LOUSY RICH, 231 Coral Court, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Breanna Rose Schoonover (231 Coral Court, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Breanna Rose Schoonover. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-04-21. 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. 02-04-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0294 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/27/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FREELY SEW, 756 Rosana Pl., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jessica Taylor (756 Rosana Pl., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jessica Taylor, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-05-21. 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. 02-05-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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CITY OF GROVER BEACH NOTICE TO BIDDERS SEALED BIDS will be received by the City Clerk of the City of Grover Beach at the City Clerk’s Office at 154 South 8th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433 until 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, March 25, 2021 and promptly thereafter all bids that have been duly received will be publicly opened and read aloud outdoors at the entrance of City Hall for furnishing to said City all labor, materials, equipment, transportation, services and supplies necessary to construct and complete the construction of the: POLICE OUTDOOR STORAGE UPGRADES PROJECT General Work Description: In general, the Base Bid work shall include the demolition and removal of two existing storage containers, removal of existing asphalt pavement, abandonment of existing detector loop, construction of new concrete sidewalk/ pad, installation of four new storage containers, minor electrical work, adjustment of existing ground vaults to grade, and installation of a new detector loop. The estimated opinion of probable construction cost for this Base Bid Work is $30,000 Conditions of Submitting a Bid: Bids are required for the entire Work described herein. The Contractor shall possess a Class A license at the time this Contract is awarded through Contract acceptance (Public Contract Code Section 10164). The Contractor and all subcontractors will be required to obtain a City of Grover Beach Business Tax Certificate at the time the Contract is awarded. This Contract is subject to state contract nondiscrimination and compliance requirements pursuant to Government Code, Section 12990. Notice to Bidders, Plans, Special Provisions, and Proposal Forms may be inspected at the Public Works Office in Grover Beach, California, and copies of said documents may be downloaded from the City’s bids and proposal webpage (https://www.grover. org/bids.aspx). No bid will be received unless it is made on a Proposal Form furnished by the City. Bids received via FAX will not be considered. Each bid shall be accompanied by cash, certified or cashier’s check, or bidder’s bond for not less than ten percent (10%) of the amount of the base bid, made payable to the City of Grover Beach. Pursuant to Section 1773 of the Labor Code, the general prevailing wage rates in the county, or counties, in which the work is to be done have been determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations. These wages are set forth in the General Prevailing Wage Rates for this project available from the California Department of Industrial Relations’ Internet web site at http://www.dir.ca.gov/OPRL/PWD/. Future effective general prevailing wage rates, which have been predetermined and are on file with the California Department of Industrial Relations are referenced but not printed in the general prevailing wage rates.

ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT PUBLIC HEARING The City of San Luis Obispo’s Zoning Hearing Officer will hold a public hearing at 2:30 p.m. or later on Monday, March 8, 2021, on the item listed below. While the City encourages public participation, growing concern about the COVID-19 pandemic has required that public meetings be held via teleconference. Meetings can be viewed by joining the webinar or visiting the City’s electronic archive the day after the meeting to view the recording. Webinar registration details will be available on the agenda and the archive can be accessed from the City’s website at: https://opengov.slocity.org/WebLink/Browse. aspx?id=135775&dbid=0&repo=CityClerk. Public comment may be submitted in writing via U.S. Mail to the City Clerk’s Office at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 or by email to advisorybodies@ slocity.org 1. 1601 Osos St. USE-0055-2021; Request to establish a construction office, an OfficeProfessional use, in a residenatial zone. The proposed non-conforming use would replace an existing non-conforming Personal Services use (Salon), as provided for in Chapter 17.94 of the Zoning Regulations. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-3-H zone; John Tricamo, applicant. (Kyle Van Leeuwen) PLEASE NOTE: Any court challenge to the actions taken on this public hearing item may be limited to considering only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City of San Luis Obispo at, or prior to, the public hearing. February 25, 2021

This project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations. Pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on a bid proposal or be awarded a contract for public work on public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations. Notice is also hereby given that any or all bidders may be required to furnish a sworn statement of their financial responsibility, technical ability and experience before award is made to any particular bidder. Bidders shall contact the City of Grover Beach Department of Public Works office at (805) 473-4530 the day prior to bid opening to obtain any bidding addenda information. Submittal of a signed bid shall be evidence that the Bidder has obtained this information and that the bid is based on any changes contained therein. Submittal of Bidder’s Inquiries: Inquiries or questions based on alleged patent ambiguity of the plans, specifications or estimate must be communicated as a bidder inquiry prior to bid opening. Bidder’s inquiries shall be submitted in writing via e-mail to the City of Grover Beach, Public Works Department, at: PublicWorks@ groverbeach.org. The cutoff time that the City will accept bidder’s inquiries is 5:00 p.m. on the fifth business day prior to the bid opening date. Do not count the bid opening date when counting the days. The City will respond to inquires via bidding addenda. Any such inquiries, submitted after the cutoff time of receiving bidder’s inquiries, will not be treated as a bid protest. Bid Submittal Instructions: On the outside of the bid envelope the Bidder shall indicate the following: 1. Name and Address of Bidder 2. Name of project on which bid is submitted 3. Date and time of bid opening Contractor’s representative that is responsible for delivering the bid shall wear a mask and observe all State and local ordinances regarding social distancing. The right is reserved by the City of Grover Beach to reject any or all bids, to evaluate the bids submitted, and award the Contract to the lowest responsible bidder. The City further reserves the right to waive any informalities or minor irregularities in the bid. No bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) working days after the date set for the opening thereof. At the time of publishing, City Hall is closed to the public. The bid opening will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Any changes to the bid opening procedure will be noted in an addendum. Dated this 25 day of February, 2021, at the City of Grover Beach, California. City of Grover Beach STATE OF CALIFORNIA Gregory A. Ray, P.E. Public Works Director/City Engineer February 25 and March 4, 2021

CITY OF GROVER BEACH REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Statements of Qualifications will be received by the Public Works Director of the City of Grover Beach at the City Hall at 154 South 8th Street, Grover Beach, California, 93433, until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 18, 2021 for:

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES or GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING SERVICES The City of Grover Beach is seeking Statements of Qualifications from qualified firms or individuals to provide Construction Management Services or Geotechnical Engineering Services related to the City’s Capital Improvement Program. The required proposal forms may be downloaded from the Bids & Proposals page on City’s website at: www. groverbeach.org The City reserves the right to reject all proposals, cancel all or a part of this request, waive any minor irregularities and to request additional information from consultants. This Request for Qualification does not obligate the City to select an engineer or consultant or to award a contract. Questions regarding this request should be directed to: Erin Wiggin, CIP Project Manager, City of Grover Beach, 154 S. 8th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433 or via email at publicworks@groverbeach.org. Dated this 18th day of February 2021, at the City of Grover Beach, California. City of Grover Beach STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Gregory A. Ray Gregory A. Ray, PE Public Works Director/City Engineer ### February 18 and February 25, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0295 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/05/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DL TRUCKING, 457 Violet Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Leandro Diaz (457 Violet Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Leandro Diaz, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-05-21. 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. 02-05-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0300 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST GRANTS MANAGEMENT, 3267 Fennel Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Harlee Clarke (3267 Fennel Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Harlee Clarke. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-05-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-05-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0302 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO THOUGHTFUL, 227 Marlene Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Christina Becker Olson (227 Marlene Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christina Olson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-05-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-05-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0305 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SM PRO, 1750 Prefumo Canyon Rd. #5, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. David Duong (1750 Prefumo Canyon Rd. #5, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ David Duong, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-05-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-05-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0311 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 5 ELEMENTS PELVIC HEALTH AND WOMEN’S PHYSICAL THERAPY, 184 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. 5 Elements Pelvic Health and Women’s Physical Therapy (184 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ 5 Elements Pelvic Health and Women’s Physical Therapy, Ann Frost, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-21. 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. 02-08-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS Applications to make minor changes to the properties at the addresses listed below have been received by the City. 1. 3700 Ranch House Rd. FNCE-0074-2021; Request for an exception to a fence height along Ranch House Road, to allow a fence on top of a retaining wall for a combined height of 7 feet and 9 inches, where 5 feet and 3 inches is normally allowed. The project is consistent with the Orcutt Area Specific Plan Final EIR; R-3-SP zone; Wathen Castanos Homes, applicant. (Kyle Bell) 2. 3901 Imel Rd. FNCE-0593-2020; Request to replace an approved 6-foot fence along the street yard with a retaining wall and fence that provides a combined height of 8 feet, where 3 feet is normally allowed; the project is consistent with the adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration for Vesting Tentative Tract Map No. 3095 [Council Resolution No. 10773 (2017 Series)]; R-1-SP zone; Aaron DeBrujn, applicant. (Kyle Bell) 3. 374 High St. DIR-0043-2021; Request for a conforming addition to a non-conforming existing single-family structure, which is non-conforming due to a 3.9-foot side setback. Project also includes a request to demolish an existing garage and construct a replacement garage with a setback of approximately one foot from side and rear property lines where five feet is the standard, with an attached two-story Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), which includes a requested height exception to allow the ADU to be approximately 19.5 feet in height where 16 feet is the height standard for new ADUs. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-2 zone; Emily Falk, applicant. (Kyle Van Leeuwen) 4. 670 Hill St. DIR-0025-2021; Requested height exception to allow the construction of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) approximately 20 feet in height where 16 feet is the height standard for new ADUs. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-1-S zone; Donald Priest, applicant. (Kyle Van Leeuwen) 5. 3139 Arezzo Dr. HOME-0079-2021; Review of a Homestay application to allow short-term rental (such as Airbnb) of an owner-occupied singlefamily residence at 3139 Arezzo. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-2-SP zone; Tyler Vandenberg, applicant. (Graham Bultema) 6. Intersection of Los Osos Valley Road and Froom Ranch Way. DIR-0113-2021: Request to perform work at night between the hours of 7:00 pm and 7:00 am, on no more than 30 nights between March 8, 2021 and August 31, 2021. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); Public Right-of-Way; Granite Construction, applicant. (Graham Bultema) 7. 581 Higuera & 590 Marsh St. DIR-0606-2020; Request to provide off-street parking within mechanical parking lifts as a part of the San Luis Square mixed-use project (ARCH-2213-2015). This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); C-D zone; Marsh Nipomo Mixed Use LP, applicant. (Rachel Cohen) The Community Development Director will either approve or deny these applications no sooner than March 8, 2021. The Director’s decision may be appealed, and must be filed with the appropriate appeal fee within 10 days of the Director’s action. For more information, contact the City of San Luis Obispo Community Development Department, 919 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, by calling (805) 781-7170, weekdays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. February 25, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0304 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/01/2000) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CHANGALA WINERY, 3770 Willow Creek Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Jean Louis Changala, Heidi Susan Changala (3760 Willow Creek Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Heidi Changala, CoOwner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-05-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 02-05-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF PREPARATION AND PUBLIC SCOPING MEETING As the Lead Agency pursuant Section 21067 of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency (Agency) intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Report and hold a public scoping meeting for the following project: Project Title: Central Coast Layover Facility (CCLF) Scoping Meeting: A virtual public scoping meeting will be held for this project on Wednesday March 10, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. A presentation will be made at the scoping meeting that will include a description of the project and the purpose of the scoping meeting. The virtual meeting will consist of a live presentation followed by an opportunity for public input on the scope of the EIR or project. Remote Viewing: The public scoping meeting is an agendized item on the City of San Luis Obispo’s Planning Commission meeting. Members of the public wishing to the watch the meeting can find information on the City’s website at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date, and published here: https://www.slocity.org/government/ advisory-bodies/agendas-and-minutes/planning-commission Project Address/Location: The project site is located on approximately 8.3 acres of relatively undeveloped land in the City of San Luis Obispo, which is situated along the Central Coast region of the state, about 190 miles north of Los Angeles. The proposed project is located south of the existing San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station (1011 Railroad Avenue). It extends from the existing Amtrak Station south to Francis Street, between the Union Pacific Main Tracks and existing commercial and residential development to the west. The southern limits of the project site is located just west of McMillan Avenue. Project Description: The proposed project includes the construction of a new rail yard, storage and servicing tracks, operations and maintenance buildings, landscaping, pedestrian improvements, and safety and security features. Since funding is not available to construct the entire facility at once, construction phasing for the project is anticipated. This includes constructing the initial most critical portions of the facility, and the remaining components as need arises and funding becomes available. Potential Environmental Impacts to be Considered: Aesthetics

Air Quality

Biological Resources

Cultural Resources

Greenhouse Hazards & Hydrology/ Land Use/ Gas Emissions Hazardous Water Quality Planning Materials Transportation

Tribal Cultural Resources

Utilities/ Service Systems

Energy

Geology Soils

Noise and Vibration

Public Services

Wildfire

We would like to get your input on the potential environmental effects of the project and how it can be improved to reduce/avoid significant environmental impacts. Your input will help us decide what issues to analyze in the environmental review of this project. An initial study was not prepared for the project. Due to the time limits mandated by CEQA, your response must be submitted by March 26, 2021. Your comments may be submitted via mail and email at the address below: James Campbell, Manager of Programs LOSSAN Rail Corridor Agency 600 South Main Street Orange, CA 92863 capitalprojects@lossan.org (e-mail with subject line “Central Coast Layover Facility” or “CCLF”) February 25, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0314 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/08/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CRABBY EDNA’S, 7335 Sonora Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Kathleen Ann Cook (7335 Sonora Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kathleen Ann Cook. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-08-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0316 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/08/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, AUDIO REALIGNMENT TECHNOLOGIES, 630 Quintana Road #260, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Dennis Barish (630 Quintana Road #260, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Dennis Barish, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-21. 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. 02-08-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0317 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SALTY FINDS, 2995 Studio Drive, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Alicia Van Fleet (2995 Studio Drive, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Alicia Van Fleet. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-08-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0318 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GAIASGARDEN, 600 Morro Bay Blvd., Unit C, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Summer Dawn Birchell, Sierra Ashley Mace (475 Pacific Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Summer Birchell, Owner/Operator. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-08-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0320 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CC WILEY CONSTRUCTION, 5165 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher Charles Wiley (5165 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christopher Charles Wiley, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-21. 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. 02-08-26. February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0325 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/21/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST PROPANE, 6260 Monterey Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Superior Plus Energy Services Inc. (1870 Winton Rd. S Ste. 200, Rochester, NY 14618). This business is conducted by A NY Corporation /s/ Superior Plus Energy Services Inc., Andrew Peyton, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-09-21. 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. 0209-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0330 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/28/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COASTLINE REPAIR, 2098 Circle Drive, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Francis Garcia (2098 Circle Drive, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michael Francis Garcia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-09-21. 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. 02-09-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0336 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/10/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PTXL PROJECTS, 80 El Viento, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher Enos Garces Patacsil (80 El Viento, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christopher Enos Garces Patacsil, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-10-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 02-10-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0340 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/10/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SEICO, 1264 Bolton Drive, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Solar Electric Industries Corporation (1264 Bolton Drive, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Solar Electric Industries Corporation, Matei Vasile, CEO, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-10-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 02-10-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0341 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RED MULE FREIGHT COMPANY, 256 La Cresta Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Robert Lorusso (256 La Cresta Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Robert Lorusso. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-10-21. 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. 0210-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0342 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/06/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MEGAN’S ORGANIC MARKET, 630 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. MOM Inc. (630 Quintana Rd. Suite 113, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ MOM Inc., Megan Souza, President & CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-10-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-10-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0344 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/10/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FORTY SEVEN SEVENTY, FORTY SEVEN SEVENTY OLIVE CO., FORTY SEVEN SEVENTY STUDIOS, 4770 Devonshire Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher Yerich, Gina Yerich (4770 Devonshire Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Christopher Yerich. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 0210-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-10-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0346 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 5 STAR CLEANING SERVICES, 1108 Pacific Blvd. Apt. 2, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Ana Recendiz (1108 Pacific Blvd. Apt. 2, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ana Recendiz, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-10-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-10-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0348 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/03/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CONTINUOUS COFFEE, 1246 Polar St., Unit C, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. HI5 Development, LLC (1246 Polar St., Unit C, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ HI5 Development, LLC, Alicia Haynes, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 0210-21. 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. 02-10-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0353 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LAE, INC., LILLY’S ANIMAL SANCTUARY, 491 Hansen Hill Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. LAE, Inc. (491 Hansen Hill Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ LAE, Inc., Erika Ulrike Satkoski, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-10-21. 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. 02-10-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0355 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/13/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FINAL SOLUTION CYCLES, 7395 El Camino Real #390, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Brian David Cocks (7395 El Camino Real #390, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brian David Cocks. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-1021. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-10-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0359 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/21/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SHARE THE BREAD BAKERY, 2801 Johnson Ave. #4, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Megan Thomas (2801 Johnson Ave. #4, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Megan Thomas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-1121. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 02-11-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0362 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/25/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO BULLIES, 2065 Andre Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Matthew Louis May (2065 Andre Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Matthew Louis May, Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-11-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 02-11-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0370 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/02/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, AG METRICS GROUP, PACIFIC AG RESEARCH, FLORIDA AG RESEARCH, MICHIGAN AG RESEARCH, 1840 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Ag Metrics Group, Inc. (1840 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ AG Metrics Group, Inc., Bradley Booker, Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-1621. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 02-16-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0371 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO COUNTY REALTY, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY REALTY, 815 Murray Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Kenneth Bruce Emmer (815 Murray Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kenneth Bruce Emmer, Realtor/Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-16-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 02-16-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0387 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MJBARBERS, 1015 East Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Matthew Raphael Jara (1015 East Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Matthew Raphael Jara, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-17-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 02-17-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0377 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/16/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RABBIT TRANSPORT, 372 Mercury Drive, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Perez Ventura Pablo Juan (372 Mercury Drive, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Juan Pablo Perez Ventura. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-16-21. 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. 0216-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0378 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/16/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 1994 AGENCY, 4509 Manzanita Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Loren Raquel Mislavsky (4509 Manzanita Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Loren Raquel Mislavsky. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-16-21. 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. 02-16-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0388 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/01/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GRAND BARBERS, 1015 East Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Andrew Henry Padron (1338 Sapphire Dr., Santa Maria, CA 93454). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Andrew Henry Padron. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-17-21. 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. 0217-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0389 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/17/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FADENSHADE, 1015 East Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Chad Michael Patton (355 Black Hawk Way, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Chad Michael Patton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-17-21. 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. 02-17-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0381 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/12/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ADVANCED DESIGN, 890 Pomeroy Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Kimberly Ann Schott (890 Pomeroy Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kimberly Ann Schott, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-16-21. 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. 02-16-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0390 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/17/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FREEDOM PLUMBING, 1142 Mesa Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher David Cavazos (1142 Mesa Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christopher David Cavazos. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-17-21. 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. 02-17-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0382 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/16/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, VIVANCO TRANSPORT, 426 Jupiter Drive, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jesus Erwin Aguilar Vivanco (426 Jupiter Drive, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jesus Erwin Aguilar Vivanco. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-16-21. 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. 02-16-26. February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0394 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/17/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE SOAP FARM, 2520 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Susana Harris (365 Zenon Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Susana Harris. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-17-21. 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. 02-17-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-0396 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/17/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ONLY REFERRALS, 102 Bridge Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Amy Lynn Gallagher (102 Bridge Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Amy Lynn Gallagher. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-17-21. 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. 0217-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-0397 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LO CAL PAINTING, 552 Kings Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. John Stephen Ashbaugh (552 Kings Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ John Stephen Ashbaugh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-17-21. 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. 02-17-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-0409 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING COMPANY, 1462 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. SLO Taps, LLC (241 S Broadway St. Ste. 101/206, Orcutt, CA 934554658). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ SLO Taps, LLC, Wendy Ferdinandi, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-18-21. 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. 02-18-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-0432 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/17/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TLC THERAPY, 135 Bridge St., Suite B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Tiana Lee Corcuera (135 Bridge St., Suite B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tiana Lee Corcuera. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-19-21. 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. 02-19-26. February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES LIEN-SALE AUCTION AT MEATHEAD MINI STORAGE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to the California SelfStorage Facilities Act (California Business & Professions Code Section 21700 et seq.). The undersigned will sell at public auction by competitive bidding on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at 11:00 AM. on the premises where the property has been stored and which are located at Meathead Mini Storage, 3600 South Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, California, the following: Jessica Riga Unit No. 224 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Everett Ridley Unit No. 635 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. All purchased items will be sold AS IS, WHERE IS and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between the owner and the obligated party. Dated: 2/8/2021 Auctioneer: Kenneth D. Erpenbach dba Hitchin’ Post Auction Barn Bond No. MS879-23-57 (805) 434-1770 February 25, March 4, 2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CV-0069 To all interested persons: Petitioner: Adrienne Amelia Wright aka Adrienne Amelia Petkewich filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Adrienne Amelia Wright aka Adrienne Amelia Petkewich to PROPOSED NAME: Adrienne Amelia Petkewich 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 14, 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: February 9, 2021 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court February 25, March 4, 11, & 18, 2021

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BRIAN D. BEANWAY DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0046

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: BRIAN D. BEANWAY A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LEVI T. BEANWAY in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that LEAVI T. BEANWAY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: March 11, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in Dept: P-2, VIA ZOOM 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: Scott W. Wall Andre, Morris & Buttery 1102 Laurel Lane San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 February 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CATHLEEN MAZZACAVALLO DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0045 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: CATHLEEN MAZZACAVALLO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MICHAEL J. MAZZACAVALLO & MICHELE R. CHEROW in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that MICHAEL J. MAZZACAVALLO & MICHELE R. CHEROW be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: March 16, 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.

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: EDWARD DAVID DUNN DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 20PR-0273

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: EDWARD DAVID DUNN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by TANIA BUETTNER in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that TANIA BUETTNER 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: April 6, 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.

LEGAL NOTICES and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: March 16, 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.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CV-0033 To all interested persons: Petitioner: Angellena Amelia Apodaca filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Angellena Amelia Apodaca to PROPOSED NAME: Angellena Amelia Pena

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CV-0046

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Joy Swann Cottle filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Joy Swann Cottle to PROPOSED NAME: Joy Chafin Swann 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.

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Attorney for Petitioner: MARTHA B. SPALDING, ATTORNEY AT LAW 215 South Main Street Templeton, CA 93465 February 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

Attorney for Petitioner: Peter Josserand XIII 731 21st St., Suite B Paso Robles, CA 93446 February 11, 18, & 25, 2021

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GEORGE RONALD WHITE DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0038

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GEORGE RONALD WHITE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by PRISCILLA DIANE WHITE in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that PRISCILLA DIANE WHITE 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

Attorney for Petitioner: Paul E. Clark, Attorney at Law 1031 Pine Street Paso Robles, CA 93446 February 11, 18, & 25, 2021

Notice of Lien Sale

2146 Parker Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Notice of Public Sale of Property for 1 Storage Units Foreclosure Lien Sale will be held with online bidding @ www. selfstorageauction.com Closing at 5PM March 10th, 2021 Property is to be sold to the highest bidder for cash. Clean up deposit of $100 will be required. Removal must be done within 72 hours. Seller reserves the right to withdraw property from sale. Lianne Comeau - P19 - has the following items such as furniture, shelving, lamps, clothing and other household items. February 25 & March 4, 2021

Notice of Lien Sale

On March 9th, 2021, Nipomo Self Storage, will be holding an online auction listed with www. lockerfox.com for units that are located at 542 Lindon Lane, Nipomo Ca. The contents are believed to be miscellaneous household and personal items. The name of person renting units and the unit number is as follows. Name: David Ortega Unit #55 Christina Rodriguez Unit #83 February 25 & March 4, 2021

ter 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: March 17, 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: January 25, 2021 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CV-0040 To all interested persons: Petitioner: Joy Tembrock filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Joy Tembrock to PROPOSED NAME: Lisa Joy Tembrock 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: January 27, 2021 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2021

NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: March 17, 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: February 1, 2021 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court February 11, 18, 25, & March 4, 2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CV-0049

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Steven Newell Lundy filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Steven Newell Lundy to PROPOSED NAME: Steven Lundy Sims 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: March 6, 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: February 2, 2021 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court February 18, 25, March 4, & 11, 2021

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Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology Homework: Complete this sentence: “Sooner or later the pandemic will lose its power to limit us. When it does, I will _______________.” Freewillastrology.com ARIES

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(March 21-April 19): I invite you to think about one or two types of physical discomforts and symptoms that your body seems most susceptible to. Meditate on the possibility that there are specific moods or feelings associated with those discomforts and symptoms—perhaps either caused by them or the cause of them. The next step is to formulate an intention to monitor any interactions that might transpire between the bodily states and emotional states. Then make a plan for how you will address them both with your own healing power whenever they visit you in the future.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with your overall health, Libra. In fact, I expect it’s probably quite adequate. But from an astrological point of view, now is the right time to schedule an appointment for a consultation with your favorite healer, even if just by Zoom. In addition, I urge you to consult a soul doctor for a complete metaphysical checkup. Chances are that your mental health is in fair shape, too. But right now it’s not enough for your body and soul to be merely adequate; they need to receive intense doses of well-wrought love and nurturing. So I urge you to ask for omens and signs and dreams about what precisely you can do to treat yourself with exquisite care.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Poet Billy Collins describes “standing on the edge of a lake on a moonlit night and the light of the moon is always pointing straight at you.” I have high hopes that your entire life will be like that in the coming weeks: that you’ll feel as if the world is alive with special messages just for you; that every situation you’re in will feel like you belong there; that every intuition welling up from your subconscious mind into your conscious awareness will be specifically what you need at the moment it arrives.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’re entering a potentially heroic phase of your astrological cycle. The coming weeks will be a time when I hope you will be motivated to raise your integrity and impeccability to record levels. To inspire you, I’ve grabbed a few affirmations from a moral code reputed to be written by a 14th century Samurai warrior. Try saying them, and see if they rouse you to make your good character even better. 1. “I have no divine power; I make honesty my divine power.” 2. “I have no miracles; I make right action my miracle.” 3. “I have no enemy; I make carelessness my enemy.” 4. “I have no designs; I make ‘seizing opportunity’ my design.” 5. “I have no magic secrets; I make character my magic secret.” 6. “I have no armor; I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.”

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(June 21-July 22): “The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle,” writes Cancerian author and Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield. I disagree with him. There are many other modes of awareness that can be useful as we navigate our labyrinthine path through this crazy world. Regarding each minute as an opportunity to learn something new, for instance: That’s an excellent way to live. Or, for another example, treating each minute as another chance to creatively express our love. But I do acknowledge that Kornfield’s approach is sublime and appealing. And I think it will be especially apropos for you during the coming weeks.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The coming weeks will be a poignant and healing time for you to remember the people in your life who have died—as well as ancestors whom you never met or didn’t know well. They have clues to offer you, rich feelings to nourish you with, course corrections to suggest. Get in touch with them through your dreams, meditations, and reminiscences. Now read this inspiration from poet Rainer Maria Rilke: “They, who passed away long ago, still exist in us, as predisposition, as burden upon our fate, as murmuring blood, and as gesture that rises up from the depths of time.” (Translation from the German by Stephen Mitchell.)

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I’m fond of 18th century Virgo painter Quentin de La Tour. Why? 1. He specialized in creating portraits that brought out his subjects’ charm and intelligence. 2. As he grew wealthier, he became a philanthropist who specialized in helping poor women and artists with disabilities. 3. While most painters of his era did self-portraits that were solemn, even ponderous, de La Tour’s self-portraits showed him smiling and good-humored. 4. Later in his life, when being entirely reasonable was no longer a top priority, de La Tour enjoyed conversing with trees. In accordance with the astrological omens, I propose that we make him your patron saint for now. I hope you’ll be inspired to tap into your inner Quentin de la Tour.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Love commands a vast army of moods,” writes author Diane Ackerman. “Frantic and serene, vigilant and calm, wrung-out and fortified, explosive and sedate.” This fact of life will be prominently featured in your life during the coming weeks. Now is a fertile time to expand your understanding of how eros and romance work when they’re at their best—and to expand your repertoire of responses to love’s rich challenges. Don’t think of it as a tough test; imagine it as an interesting research project.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sagittarian poet and visual artist William Blake (1757-1827) cultivated a close relationship with lofty thoughts and mystical visions. He lived with his wife, Catherine, for the last 45 years of his life, but there were times when he was so preoccupied with his amazing creations that he neglected his bond with her. Catherine once said, “I have very little of Mr. Blake’s company. He is always in Paradise.” I hope that you won’t be like that in the coming weeks. Practical matters and intimate alliances need more of your attention than usual. Consider the possibility, at least for now, of spending less time in paradise and more on earth.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Poet Robert Graves regarded the ambiguity of poetry as a virtue, not a problem. In his view, poetry’s inscrutability reflects life’s true nature. As we read its enigmatic ideas and feelings, we may be inspired to understand that experience is too complex to be reduced to simplistic descriptions and overgeneralized beliefs. In fact, it’s quite possible that if we invite poetry to retrain our perceptions, we will develop a more tolerant and inclusive perspective toward everything. I’m telling you this, Capricorn, because whether or not you read a lot of poetry in the coming weeks, it will be wise and healthy for you to celebrate, not just tolerate, how paradoxical and mysterious the world is.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The coming weeks will be a favorable time to shed old habits that waste your energy, and create constructive new habits that will serve you well for months and years to come. To inspire and guide your efforts, I offer these thoughts from author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau: “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Piscean author Anais Nin was a maestro of metamorphosis, a virtuoso of variation, an adept at alteration. She regarded her ceaseless evolution as a privilege and luxury, not an oppressive inconvenience. “I take pleasure in my transformations,” she wrote. “I look quiet and consistent, but few know how many women there are in me.” Her approach is a healthy model for most of you Pisceans—and will be especially worth adopting in the coming weeks. I invite you to be a Change Specialist whose nickname is Flux Mojo. ∆

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