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Every week news

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SLO County to revert to ‘traditional’ election model following supervisor vote

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an Luis Obispo County is ditching the election model it used for last November’s presidential election amid COVID-19 and reverting to its old model going forward, following a contentious, late-hour 3-2 vote by the Board of Supervisors on May 4. The decision—which came at 11:30 p.m. after nearly four hours of public comment—means that polling places for future SLO County elections will be open only on Election Day, and mail-in ballots will be delivered only to those who request them, unless state law requires otherwise. Critics blasted the decision as being akin to restricting ballot box access, after last November’s election drew record turnout under a model that required polling places to open four days before Election Day and counties to send mail-in ballots to every registered voter. “I will not be going backwards into the future,” 3rd District Supervisor Dawn OrtizLegg said, before dissenting in the vote. The supervisors voted along partisan lines— with conservative Supervisors John Peschong (1st District), Lynn Compton (4th District) and Debbie Arnold (5th District) leading the majority. The discussion came on the heels of a SLO County Republican Party campaign to dispute the November 2020 election, based on unsubstantiated concerns of fraud and ballot errors, and demand changes. “There clearly is concern out there,” Arnold said after public comment. Ahead of the meeting, dozens of copies of a pre-drafted Republican Party email went to the SLO County Clerk-Recorder’s Office. The emails demanded that Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong launch a forensic audit of the election because the county used the Dominion Voting Systems technology, a target of former President Donald Trump’s false allegations about 2020 election fraud. They also called for mandatory voter ID laws and “no more 100 percent vote by mail.” “I am sure during this last election, with mail-in ballots, there was fraud,” Martin Scott wrote in an email to Gong. “I don’t trust Dominion Voting Systems at all.” Gong wrote in response letters, and told New Times on May 5, that the county cannot legally

audit the 2020 election at this time, since all ballots must remain unopened and unaltered for 22 months following an election per state law. No recounts were requested for the election, either, he said. Gong added that his office has not received any substantiated complaints, concerns, or evidence of irregularities or fraud in the 2020 election. He called the election “a great success despite the COVID-19 pandemic” and said the conspiracy theories about the Dominion system, used by 40 counties in California, were “all unfounded.” “It’s a good system. We selected it in 2018,” Gong said. Complaints and allegations about the 2020 election escalated to a point where one speaker on May 4 accused Gong of belonging to the Chinese Communist Party. One email—part of the string of Republican Party-drafted letters— also told Gong in a personalized note: “We The People are coming for your corrupt head.” Gong, who’s the first Asian American to ever be elected to office in SLO County, called the racist comment and threat “quite disturbing.” “It’s truly unfortunate,” he said. “I wanted to think the community looked beyond the color of one’s skin, ... but remarks like that put that thought in question, about what is the underlying current.” In the supervisors’ discussion about election models, Peschong, Compton, and Arnold noted that SLO County does not have the power to require voter ID at the ballot box or to further restrict mail-in voting, since those are state laws. In a separate vote, they directed county staff to potentially include those issues as part of the county’s state legislative platform. Peschong said that he didn’t believe election fraud occurred in SLO County, adding that county clerks across the state universally endorse the Dominion Voting System. “Every single county clerk is saying they work very, very well and they’re not concerned about it,” Peschong said. But Peschong did take issue with the November 2020 election model, saying he preferred “the traditional model” of more polling places open on Election Day, versus fewer vote centers open for four days. He said he felt

Three Lucia Mar board members face recall threat

extracurricular activities—wasn’t easy. Now her kids attend in-person classes under Lucia Mar Unified School District’s hybrid learning model, but Galvan said it’s only for a few hours each day. The district isn’t offering busing to most families right now, making it nearly impossible for most working parents to put their kids back into in-person school. Her kids’ classes are almost empty every day, she said. It’s just not the same. Now Galvan is leading an effort to recall three of the seven members serving on Lucia Mar’s board of education, who she said failed to advocate for a return to in-person learning when allowed “even under the governor’s ridiculous guidelines.” The goal, she said, is to ensure that Lucia Mar schools will be fully reopened for in-person classes when the next school year starts in August. “It’s no good at all for this year,” she said. “The damage is done.” On the evening of May 4, Central Coast Families for Education Reform, a group that

If you ask SLO County resident and mother Shannon Galvan for her thoughts on distance learning and its impact on her kids, she won’t mince words. “People should be outraged,” she said. “They’ve learned nothing for the past year.” Galvan’s kids are both juniors at Arroyo Grande High School, and, like students statewide, they’ve spent months learning online from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Teachers and district officials throughout SLO County say they’re doing what they can with the time and resources allotted, but parents like Galvan worry distance learning will have lasting negative effects on their children’s mental and physical health. For Galvan’s family, the past year—largely spent locked away from friends, teachers, and

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the vote center model disenfranchised senior citizens who grew accustomed to the old way. Peschong also disputed arguments that the 2020 model contributed to the record turnout, attributing it instead to that election being the “most controversial in my lifetime.” Yet, scores of local residents wanted the county to continue with the model adopted in 2020. In a recent voter survey conducted by the SLO County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, 57 percent of respondents said they preferred a multi-day vote service center to an Election Day-only polling place. “Our voting system is working well,” Thomas Nickelson wrote in a public comment letter. “Our elections are safe and fair. Don’t buy the Trump lie.” Δ —Peter Johnson Galvan helped form through Facebook around six months ago, gathered outside Lucia Mar’s district office at 602 Orchard Ave. in Arroyo Grande and announced plans to recall board members Colleen Martin, Dee Santos, and Donald Stewart. The group, which started as an effort to get sports back up and running, has more than 900 members on Facebook. Michael Mulder, vice president of the group, said the three members in question have demonstrated that they “do not support the best interests of our students,” by voting against school resource officers in schools, blaming parents for low student achievement throughout distance learning, and allegedly violating the Brown Act by not allowing in-person or live public comment between March and September 2020. “We have watched as our kids have suffered,” Mulder told the crowd of around 30 community members on May 4. “Their grades have gone downhill, their attitudes have gone downhill, NEWS continued page 6


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and their motivation has gone downhill. For the past six months, we have watched our district go downhill.” Mulder said the group recently took the first few steps in launching a recall election, notifying the county and board members of the intent to recall. The district will have time to respond, then the group will have a few months to collect around 8,500 petition signatures, which, if successful, would then force the county to host a recall election. In an email sent to district employees on May 4, Lucia Mar said such an election would cost around $350,000 of the district’s general fund money. Lucia Mar board members Martin, Santos and Stewart wrote in a joint statement on May 5 that the pandemic has been challenging for everyone. But many students, they said, are back in school and athletes are competing in sports. The district is planning “robust” end of year activities, they said, including dances and graduation ceremonies, and support services are being expanded. “Student success and the health and safety of our students and staff have guided every decision made unanimously by the seven members of the elected board of education,” the board members wrote. “The district followed the legally required state and county guidelines. We reopened classrooms and campuses as quickly as allowable while prioritizing keeping our students, families, and staff healthy, safe, and alive.” —Kasey Bubnash

Paso superintendent responds to ‘confusion’ about Georgia Brown elementary school

More than 10 parents and community members opposed a potential closure of Georgia Brown Elementary School during the public comment period of the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District’s April 27 board meeting. The superintendent said the district hasn’t made a decision about closing the school. Paso resident Elena Garcia spoke during public comment about the “likely closure of an elementary school site in Paso, which we know is likely Georgia Brown.” “I’m just repeating myself at this point, but this decision is shortsighted and blatantly discriminatory toward our lowincome Spanish speaking population,” Garcia said. “Neighborhood schools are critical as they serve as emergency preparedness sites, promote neighborhood safety and educational opportunities.” Georgia Brown Elementary School is a transitional K-5 with a dual immersion Spanish language magnet program. In an English and Spanish email newsletter—a new communication method that began this year—Paso Unified Superintendent Curt Dobust said that much of the comment at the April 27 meeting was based on misinformation. “Many speakers apparently believe Georgia Brown Elementary School is going to be closed and the dual immersion program will cease to exist. The dual immersion program is not under consideration for closure in any scenario whatsoever. Dual immersion will continue with full support of the district. No decision has been made regarding Georgia Brown,” Dobust said. He blames the “confusion” on a report

from the 7/11 Committee—an 11-member committee established in August 2020 to evaluate surplus property in light of the fiscal challenges the district has faced over the last several years. The committee serves as an advisory to the school board, so its report is nonbinding. In January, the committee released a report stating that after it reviewed financial and enrollment data, it was clear that the district should examine the possibility of closing and/or consolidating an elementary school campus to reduce annual operational costs. In the report, the committee recommended two vacant properties, Montebello and Phillips, be declared surplus and sold. In his newsletter, Dubost said the group also recommended that the board close an elementary school, which would save approximately $700,000 per year in overhead costs such as utilities, insurance, and administrative/support staff apart from the classroom teachers. Dubost said that if a school were to close, classroom teachers would be transferred to other campuses, so class sizes would not increase. Dubost didn’t mention that during the committee’s last meeting, on Sept. 21, 2020, it voted to recommend closing the “Georgia Brown campus.” If the school were to close, the committee recommended relocating the “highly successful” Georgia Brown dual immersion program to the 24th Street campus that Flamson Middle School currently occupies; growing the expanded K-8 dual immersion program at Flamson Middle School; make the other five elementary school campuses in the district K-6 schools; provide transportation to displaced students; and make a concerted effort to reach out to parents of English learners. “The board has yet to discuss formally the recommendations, and has taken no action regarding them other than to receive the report and approve the process to study the recommendations over the next nine months,” Dubost’s newsletter stated. —Karen Garcia

Supervisors oppose water district applications

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to the California Water Resources Control Board on May 4 formally opposing the ShandonSan Juan Water District’s (SSJWD) two recent applications for water from Lake Nacimiento and Santa Margarita Lake—a move that puts two partners on the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin at odds with one another. In January, the SSJWD, which represents about 135,000 acres of irrigated agriculture east of Paso Robles, applied to the state for up to 28,000 acrefeet per year of mostly overspill flood water from the two reservoirs, which it proposes to pipe into the Shandon area for groundwater recharge. It filed the applications without collaborating with other agencies in the Paso Basin Cooperative Committee—a body tasked with balancing the overpumped aquifer— including SLO County. Fifth District Supervisor Debbie Arnold, who led the Board of Supervisors in requesting that the opposition letter get agendized, said the project amounts to privatizing the Paso basin as it diverts water from two public resources. “These facilities were built by public agencies for use by the public,” Arnold said.

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“This water we’re talking about now would be put into the ground and later recovered for agricultural use in their districts for their landowners and designees.” SSJWD members argue that their proposal would benefit the entire Paso basin and put it on a path to sustainability. Steve Sinton, a board member with SSJWD, said that the district kept the applications secret because it knew other agencies would also be interested in the reportedly available water. “Already Monterey County has filed applications for expansions at Nacimiento,” Sinton said. Sinton added that SSJWD is trying to fulfill its duties to secure sustainable water sources—“something the county could’ve done but didn’t.” “The county lost most of its water to Monterey County a long time ago, and we shouldn’t be doing that again,” he said. Arnold countered that SSJWD members and their irrigating caused the basin’s problems in the first place. “The landowners of the SSJWD planted thousands of acres of grapes during the last drought. That happened,” Arnold said. First District Supervisor John Peschong and 4th District Supervisor Lynn Compton sided with Arnold in the vote. Peschong said he opposed the district’s potential use of eminent domain to run pipeline across the basin. Dissenting Supervisors Bruce Gibson and Dawn Ortiz-Legg, of the 2nd and 3rd Districts, respectively, said the opposition letter was reactive and premature. “This is a big conversation that needs to happen,” Ortiz-Legg said. “Without collaboration, I think we’re in a very dark future ahead.” —Peter Johnson

Cal Poly SQE continues to push for divestment from police A local student coalition is celebrating commitments on Cal Poly’s part to provide resource centers for students of color and additional advocates for students who have experienced sexual violence. But Cal Poly isn’t budging on the group’s demands to disarm and divest from the campus police. Alejandro Bupara is a member of Cal Poly Students for Quality Education (SQE), a local chapter of a statewide organization that aims to address issues of racism, sexism, and classism on campuses in the California State University system. For years San Luis Obispo’s SQE has been pushing for increased diversity at Cal Poly through improved support services for the students of color already attending the university, and Bupara said the efforts are finally paying off. Cal Poly administrators recently committed to meet two of Cal Poly SQE’s core demands, Bupara said, agreeing to invest in resource centers for Black, Latino, and Native American students and to hire two additional Safer advocates, who offer support and counseling to survivors of sexual or intimate partner violence. “So we’re very glad to have won those two things,” Bupara said, “and we’ll be following up and we’ll be keeping the pressure on for our policing demands.” SQE is one of several groups pressuring leaders at Cal Poly and in San Luis Obispo to spend less time and money on policing and more on mental health support services, education, and community resources. “And in the campus context, that looks like shifting money to resources

like Safer, our anti-violence advocates at Cal Poly,” Bupara said. “That looks like providing Black, Latinx, and [Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders] resource centers on every campus. It looks like providing more mental health counselors to meet the recommended ratio and hiring counselors that reflect the backgrounds especially of marginalized students and community members.” On May 1, Cal Poly SQE joined SQE groups across the state in a “No Harm, Disarm!” rally, calling for campus police to be disarmed, defunded, and eventually abolished completely. No one expects that to happen immediately, according to SLO County resident Carmen Bouquin, but she said she hopes local leaders will keep an open mind. “The police in our country are designed to protect white supremacy and folks with money,” Bouquin said, “and we’re trying to fight that, we’re trying to fix the power dynamics within our communities and our country so that the most vulnerable get the care they need and can respond to this crisis properly.” Matt Lazier, a spokesperson for Cal Poly, said the university has no plans to disarm or reduce funding for its police department at this time. The Cal Poly Police Department employs 18 sworn officers and sergeants, all of which are armed officers. While Lazier said its true that Cal Poly’s police officers do have access to AR15 style rifles, handguns, ammunition, Tasers, batons, pepper spray, and varying forms of body armor—as outlined in SQE press release detailing its “No Harm, Disarm!” campaign—it’s not equipment that officers routinely have on hand while out on patrol. The police department’s AR-15s and shotguns, for example, are kept locked in vehicles at all times and are only used in the event of extreme threats to public safety, Lazier said. Such equipment, he said, is standard for any police department and applies to those at all CSU campuses. The Cal Poly Police Department’s budget this school year is $3.5 million, making up less than 1 percent of the university’s total budget. Lazier wrote in a statement to New Times: “The Cal Poly Police Department (CPPD) plays an integral role in maintaining the safety and well-being of our community members on a daily basis, including: responding to calls for assistance throughout campus; providing security oversight for major events; working proactively with the university community through crime prevention and personal safety programming; and administering training and planning around Cal Poly’s emergency response policies and procedures.” —Kasey Bubnash

Ropeless gear bill gets put on hold

The legislative push for ropeless gear in the Dungeness crab fishing industry is taking a pause after the Assembly bill’s author was sworn in as California’s 34th attorney general. Introduced on Feb. 10, Assembly Bill 534—the Whale Entanglement Prevention Act—proposed mandating ropeless gear for trap fisheries such as the crabbing industry. Authored by Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) in collaboration with Social Compassion in Legislation and the Center for Biological Diversity, the bill argued that fishermen use antiquated trapping gear that harms marine life. Four days before the legislation was NEWS continued page 7


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scheduled to go before the Assembly committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife, Bonta became the state’s attorney general. Steve Jones, a media specialist for the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement that the organization decided to withdraw the Whale Entanglement Prevention Act from this legislative session and try again next year. “We were happy to see its author Rob Bonta promoted to attorney general, even though that complicated our efforts to move the legislation this year. But we still believe that converting California’s trap fisheries to ropeless gear is the best way to prevent deadly whale entanglements and we will continue to advocate for that solution,” Jones said. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Bonta’s appointment to fill the position Xavier Becerra left vacant in March, after Becerra was sworn in as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. California Coast Crab Association President Benjamin Platt said the Center for Biological Diversity “lobbied hard to find somebody else to carry that bill. They had nearly a month to find someone.” Platt said the nonprofit organization was unsuccessful in finding another legislator because the trap fishing industry mounted a strong opposition to the bill and ropeless fishing gear in general. Their coalition of support includes sport, commercial, and charter boat owners; seafood buyers; distributors; and some restaurant owners. Platt calls the pause on the Whale Entangle Prevention Act a “David and Goliath moment for California fishers.”

“For once we were able to convince the Legislature and the people involved in making decisions that the facts were on our side. This [ropeless] technology has been around since the ’90s and it hasn’t been adopted by any significant domestic fisheries or fisheries in the United States,” he said. The California Coast Crab Association’s stance is that ropeless gear is impractical, a huge expense (gear is typically $1,700 or more), and the trap fishing industry continues to mitigate encounters with marine life with their own proactive measures—such as a gear loss recovery program. “We’re committed, fisheries in California are committed to try to get to the state’s goal of zero interactions but its only been two years since that settlement agreement,” Platt said. Platt is referring to the Center for Biological Diversity’s 2017 lawsuit against the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for failing to prevent commercial Dungeness crab gear from entangling, injuring, and killing humpback whales, blue whales, and sea turtles, thus violating the Endangered Species Act. The parties settled the lawsuit in 2018, detailing an approach to reduce entanglement. “The Legislature needs to give the fishery and state managers the time to figure this stuff out,” he said. Even though the settlement’s terms delayed last year’s Dungeness crab season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported one humpback whale entanglement in California in 2020, compared to four in 2019 and seven in 2018. ∆ —Karen Garcia

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elays in the 2020 census are spilling into the nationwide redistricting process, which in turn is creating a time crunch for the 2022 elections. The U.S.’s once-a-decade population survey, typically released to the states sometime between March and May the year after it’s conducted, isn’t expected to be ready this year until October, thanks to COVID-19 and other complications. That roughly six-month delay leaves states and localities with much less time to redraw their electoral district boundaries—an already contentious process wrapped in political interests and implications. With a June 2022 primary election around the corner, simply extending the redistricting timeline is problematic, as it could postpone the election. “Pushing back an election is a really big deal. ... It’s really tough,” said Neal Fornaciari, chair of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, during an April 29 webinar hosted by the San Luis Obispo County League of Women Voters. SLO County officials told New Times that the Central Coast is not spared in this redistricting crunch, with some describing the process ahead as nightmarish. Further complicating it will be the number of local cities, school districts, and special districts transitioning from at-large elections to by-district elections—splitting communities, and even neighborhoods, into more slices. The resulting jigsaw puzzle will make the 2022 elections incredibly complex, SLO County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong said. “It’s going to be extremely challenging,” Gong said. “It creates a lot more complication and confusion for the voters. I get it, but that’s what’s going to be downstream.” Redistricting is the initial task, where electoral district boundaries are redrawn in response to shifts in population according to the census. The condensed timeline for redistricting—late October to mid-December, per current estimates— means citizens will have weeks instead of months to weigh in. Redistricting decision makers will face the same time pressure. The unusual circumstances are partly why Julie Rodewald, a former SLO County clerk-recorder and a board member with the SLO County League of Women Voters, hosted a Q-and-A with Fornaciari on April 29. Rodewald’s spearheading a League campaign to get the word out about what lies ahead. “What we’re trying to do is mostly educate people on how to get involved in the process,” Rodewald said. “There are very specific requirements for public outreach [on redistricting], but when you condense those into a two-month period instead of a six-month period, it really complicates the whole thing.”

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At the state level, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission—a bipartisan committee created by voters in 2008 to take redistricting authority away from politicians—will be tasked with drawing the lines for the congressional and state office districts. For the first time ever, the commission will have fewer congressional districts to map. Preliminary census data revealed that California will lose a seat in the House of Representatives for this cycle. “Losing one congressional seat and having to start all over, that further complicates it for them,” Rodewald said. Following 2011 redistricting, SLO County became part of a simpler representational map where it voted for one Congress member, one state senator, and one state Assembly member. That structure is one important aspect of what’s at stake in the commission’s 2021 deliberations, Rodewald said. On a more local level, SLO County will also be redrawing its supervisorial districts, as will the cities, school boards, and special districts that have by-district elections. Within these jurisdictions, elected officials will determine their district boundaries—not independent commissions. During a recent discussion on redistricting, the politically divided SLO County Board of Supervisors decided against assembling a citizens’ advisory committee for the project. Instead, it delegated redistricting to county staff and a consultant (the board will still get the final vote on the district map). Given the lack of formal citizen oversight at many of these local agencies, on top of the accelerated timeline to complete redistricting, Rodewald said it’s critical for the public to be involved and engaged so that officials are held accountable in the process. “That’s why it’s so important to have it done in the sunshine,” Rodewald said. “It’s one of the reasons we really applaud the state, the voter initiative, to allow an independent, more bipartisan effort to redraw those lines, so it’s not the party in power.” In interviews with three SLO County supervisors about redistricting, all three expressed some underlying preferences for a future map, while adding that any discussion was premature without the updated census data. Fifth District Supervisor Debbie Arnold said she wanted to revisit Cal Poly’s inclusion in her mostly north-ofthe-Cuesta Grade district. “You take a community out of where it lives and attach it to where there’s not a lot of connection,” Arnold said. Fourth District Supervisor Lynn Compton questioned the city of SLO getting split among four supervisorial districts. She said the map was drawn “squirrely” in 2011 to advantage Democrats. “Logically, that’s not going to happen

DRAWING QUICK LINES Delayed 2020 Census data is impacting state and local redistricting efforts this year, which is putting pressure on the 2022 primary election.

again,” Compton said. Second District Supervisor Bruce Gibson, in contrast, spoke about wanting to make incremental changes to the map rather than major ones. He warned that the three-member conservative board majority could be angling for partisan changes. “The whole political climate has changed. It’s more fraught at this point,” Gibson said. All three said they would follow redistricting laws and guidelines during the process. Those rules require districts to hold equal populations, be drawn to not split up cities and “communities of interest” to the extent possible, to not favor a particular candidate or political party, and to comply with the Voting Rights Act. County officials said they’ll be launching a redistricting website in May or June that will allow the public to tinker with mapping. An initial public hearing is slated for the summer to solicit input. But without any census data, community members and supervisors will be limited in their discussion. “It’s going to be tough without the new data. It’s a shot in the dark,” SLO County Assistant Administrative Officer Guy Savage said. When the census arrives in October, the county will hold another public hearing before making final decisions in December. While there’s been some state-level discussion about delaying the June 7, 2022, primary election to allow more time for redistricting, SLO County ClerkRecorder Gong said he doesn’t sense there’s much of an appetite for that. Gong is staying busy preparing for 2022 elections that will include 13 or 14 more local governments splitting into bydistrict elections—creating potentially hundreds of new types of ballots. The dual effect of that and the delayed census is setting up an unprecedented challenge, Gong said. “It’s much, much more complicated,” he said. ∆ Assistant Editor Peter Johnson can be reached at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

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s Cal Poly business administration student Grace Burnite entered her first year of school, she knew that she wanted to do something that would have a bigger impact on the world. “I think that when you’re able to use business as a force for good, you can uplift people and the planet and also make a profit,” she said. “They don’t have to be mutually exclusive.” As part of that quest, she belongs to Net Impact, a socially responsible business club at Cal Poly. Heading up the club’s Fair Trade Committee, she spent her fourth year at Cal Poly working to get the city of SLO designated as a Fair Trade Town by Fair Trade U.S.A. Although the COVID-19 pandemic may have dampened the effort to get San Luis Obispo City Council to pass an actual resolution tying the city to certain fair trade goals, Mayor Heidi Harmon issued a fair trade proclamation on May 4 declaring the second Saturday in May as World Fair Trade Day and October as Fair Trade Month. “We’re really just using it as a way to create awareness and kind of build momentum off that,” Burnite said. The awareness she’s talking about is simply getting consumers to think a little bit more deeply about the products they’re buying—where they come from, who made them, and how the raw materials were produced. Behind every fair trade labeled product is a commitment to paying workers livable wages, at a minimum. Those labels ensure that the environment, workers, and community are taken into account throughout the production process. “I’m passionate about the topic, but I’m also passionate about the community of people it creates,” she said. “People who are willing to put the people and planet first and not profit.” In 2018, the Net Impact club worked with Cal Poly on a resolution to become a Fair Trade University, where the school agreed to carry at least two fair trade products in each of the dining halls. That work inspired Burnite to turn her efforts to the city of SLO. She collaborated on a

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Fair Trade Towns Committee with Net Impact students and community members such as Kasey Main from the SLO Food Co-op, LynAnne Wiest from HumanKind, and Steph Stackhouse from the SLO Yoga Center to get the word out about their campaign and work within the bounds of city government. They may not have quite reached their starting goal, but Main said the work is just beginning, really. The language in the proclamation, he said, is introductory to what can be done in the future. “If you look at the consumer reports, people will spend more on fair trade products than on your traditional sourced chocolate or coffee, so it really makes sense for the local economy to adopt that,” Main said. “I think the consumers in SLO are really smart, they know where their food is coming from, they what to know where their food is coming from, and they’ll want to make that change.” Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution in August 2020, becoming the largest Fair Trade Town in America. As part of that resolution, the city committed to include fair trade principles in city purchasing, to increase citywide understanding of fair trade, and grow the availability of fair trade products among retailers. The campaign took six years, according to Fair Trade LA. “Los Angeles is a city with a huge purchasing power and international influence. The impact of our fair trade purchases has a ripple effect across nations,” Fair Trade LA Executive Director Elisha Chan said in an Instagram post. Main said that joining the Fair Trade Towns Committee really opened his eyes to the impact that fair trade can have and the variety of products with the label. Buying fair trade certified coffee, chocolate, tea, or other products that the SLO Food Co-op carries may be a little more expensive, he said, but it helps ensure the sustainability of our food systems and the communities that are integral to their production.

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“It really promotes the health and well-being for people who we may never meet but who we do have a direct impact on,” he said. “I think that 50 cents or a dollar to buy that coffee or chocolate, [consumers] feel better about what they’re consuming.” According to a 2014 article, “The Economics of Fair Trade,” published in The Journal of Economic Perspectives, studies found that 75 percent of coffee buyers reported they would be willing to pay at least 50 cents extra for a pound of INTENTIONAL PRODUCTS HumanKind is coffee if it was fair trade certified. a nonprofit retailer in San Luis Obispo selling fair Another study found that sales trade certified products such as baskets, jewelry, were 10 percent higher when coffee clothing, and other home goods. was labeled as fair trade, and yet another found that a fair trade label HumanKind mostly works with the increased candle and towel sales by 10 Fair Trade Federation, an international percent. organization that tends to certify “Overall the evidence from these handcrafted goods and small trade experiments indicates that consumers production, from beginning to end. Some value production that occurs according labels, such as Fair Trade U.S.A. focus more to fair trade standards and they believe on commodities such as cotton, chocolate, that certification conveys credible or coffee, certifying a portion of the supply information,” the article states. chain, such as how the raw product for a Wiest, who manages HumanKind, a good was produced. Wiest recently wrote a nonprofit retailer dedicated to selling fair blog post (at humankind.org) differentiating trade products, said that the different fair between fair trade labels for anyone trade labels out there can be confusing for interested in learning more. consumers—and they can mean different She added that the most important things. She said the best way for consumers thing for a consumer to do is ask about to find out more about fair trade products the labels on the goods they want to buy, is to research the labels on the goods they which can be easier in a small retail store want to buy and ask questions. than in a big-box store. “We want people to think about where “Fair trade is not just about paying their stuff, where their purchases come fair wages. It’s also about good working from and the impact that has on the conditions, equal opportunities for people world and where those purchases come who are often marginalized,” she said. from,” Wiest said. “This is just a way to Relationships are key, too, Wiest said. Whereas larger corporations focus on their encourage people to ask questions about where their purchases come from and bottom lines, moving their business to make better purchasing decisions to have where the prices are lowest for both raw materials and manufacturing, fair trade is a bigger impact.” Δ about long-term trading partnerships with Reach Editor Camillia Lanham at producers and the communities they come clanham@newtimesslo.com. from to ensure sustainable jobs for people.

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ne of the first areas that Morro Bay in Bloom adopted was along the Embarcadero waterfront, where volunteers planted red geraniums about four years ago. Recently the geraniums were looking a little sad, founder Walter Heath said. “Really it was a result of being in lockdown for 90 days so they weren’t getting enough water and that kind of stuff,” Heath said. Local stay-at-home orders caused by the global pandemic halted a lot of operations and activities throughout the Central Coast in 2020—including caring for the flowers Morro Bay in Bloom volunteers planted throughout the city. The volunteers have since worked to bring the geraniums back, and they’re flourishing. That’s the goal of the volunteer group: to beautify the Morro Bay community with a splash of color and a variety of flowers. With more than 60 volunteers, the group meets on Wednesdays or Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. to work on planters or specific areas in the city. “The work is structured so that people have a sense of accomplishment after just working two hours. That’s an important piece of the model. That’s what keeps people coming back,” Heath said. It’s fulfilling, he said, because the goals of the projects are attainable, and seeing the flowers is an instant mood booster. But volunteers aren’t constrained to the two scheduled volunteer days. They have the option to care for a downtown planter box on their own time or maintain a landscaped area by picking up trash. Heath calls these “discreet” volunteer efforts. Morro Bay in Bloom has an ongoing relationship with Morro Bay Public Works and the city manager to identify areas of opportunity for beautification. Public Works is staffed with eight employees who focus on street repair, maintain and do light construction (construct public restrooms and maintain plumbing or electricity in those facilities), and parks maintenance. “That is a tall order for only a certain amount of people for a city that has as many public restrooms and parks as we do,” Heath said. “We’re not a big enough city to have a horticulturist on staff.”

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The group he founded, Heath said, can introduce warm colors into Morro Bay’s cool-colored environment. “Our environment is characterized by grays, blues, browns, and greens. What we’ve done is we introduced the yellows, oranges, pinks, and reds,” he said. The contrast is what grabs people’s attention and brightens their moods. Morro Bay in Bloom, founded in 2013, is part of a national volunteer movement called America in Bloom that promotes beautification through education and community involvement by planting and caring for flowers, plants, trees, and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements—including cultural heritage. The national effort evokes a sense of pride, community development, and improving the quality of life in your own backyard, Heath said. Communities that create their own chapter of the volunteer movement participate in America in Bloom’s national awards programs, where the groups receive recognition for the work they’ve done to transform their respective communities. Morro Bay in Bloom received the national award for landscape areas in 2018. Bringing the community together and improving his community has been rewarding for Heath. The next time you see flowers at the Main Street roundabout, in flower boxes downtown, or in Centennial Parkway, think of the Morro Bay in Bloom volunteers.

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Enter your choice online at: NewTimesSLO.com BLOSSOMING Morro Bay in Bloom volunteers planted sunny red and pink flowers to contrast with the blue waters of the bay.

Staff Writer Karen Garcia wrote this week’s Strokes and Plugs. Send tidbits to strokes@ newtimesslo.com.


DEATH NOTICES BAUSKE, JOE ALAN, 57, of Paso Robles passed away 3/30/2021 arrangements with Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home BEIDEN, RICHARD HENRY, 83, of Paso Robles passed away 4/26/2021 arrangements with Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home BIDDLE, WARREN HERBERT, 85, of Paso Robles passed away 4/13/2021 arrangements with Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home CAMELI, ELIZABETH ANN, 76, passed away 4/27/2021 arrangements with Chapel of the Roses CASARREAL, AMELIA, 93, of Paso Robles passed away 4/20/2021 arrangements with Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home CICORIA, KRISTINA, 54, of Templeton passed away 4/28/2021 arrangements with Blue Sky Cremation Service DEMATTEIS, DAWN MARIE, 55, of Vandenburg Village passed away 3/17/2021 arrangements with Starbuck-Lind Mortuary FERRARINI, FERNANDO, 78, of Paso Robles passed away 4/27/2021 arrangements with Blue Sky Cremation Service FRANCI, CLARRISSA M., 94, of Atascadero passed away 3/25/2021 arrangements with Kuehl-Nicolay Funeral Home GOOD, FEEL, 69, of Lompoc passed away 4/29/2021 arrangements with DudleyHoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens GOUFF, RODNEY EDWARD, 81, passed away 4/27/2021 arrangements with Chapel of the Roses HAGAMAN-JERICH, JAN, 70, passed away 4/25/2021 arrangements with Los Osos Valley Mortuary & Memorial Park HANSOW, ROGER, 85, of Atascadero passed away 4/11/2021 arrangements with Blue Sky Cremation Service

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Opinion Reality check In “Translation Equation” (April 22), we were treated to a quotation from Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Board Member Chris Arend: “The rule is when you address the board ... you can address the board in English. You do not address the board in Spanish, which none of us understand.” Let’s unpack that. According to the 2019 census (the most recent data I could get for Paso), Paso Robles was 38 percent Hispanic or Latino. It was 57.3 percent white alone. Furthermore, the 2019 California census reported the state was 39.4 percent Hispanic or Latino, and merely 36.5 percent white alone. Trends suggest that the Hispanic or Latino percentages have gone up since 2019. Yet, the school district does not seem to prioritize having a board that represents its community. Instead, it tells the community to bend to the will of a certain group. A group that doesn’t seem to be willing to take reality into consideration. I suppose that’s just the way things are. Even when Paso Robles has blown up with wineries and vineyards, and it seems like there’s an underserved population in the school district working hard to keep them going. It’s clear who’s in charge and what they won’t value. Mexicans matter. Latinos matter. Chicanos matter. Hispanics matter. That’s a fact. And another fact is that what you do about it speaks volumes about your character. Thank you for all your hard work, Yessenia Echevarria of Paso People’s Action and Mujeres de Accion! Si se puede! Rachel S. Bird Nipomo

Cunningham needs to go Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) did not take COVID-19 seriously until he had to. While his office should get credit for helping residents secure their unemployment benefits during the pandemic, Cunningham called for a reopening of our county in April, just one month into the pandemic. When other cities and counties reopened throughout the state, they were hit with a wave of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. We would eventually be hit with several waves. And with mounting pressure from politicians like Cunningham, Gov. Gavin Newsom modified the state’s phased reopening approach and ultimately developed conditions that resulted in a significant surge of cases and hospitals over capacity last fall. The circumstances led to our state establishing a mutual aid system for our hospitals to accept patients who couldn’t be cared for in overburdened hospitals located in other counties. In a way, Cunningham helped create

the kind of economic conditions that led to his constituents having to collect unemployment benefits longer. When front-line workers faced a shortage in personal protective equipment and ventilators because of these surges, Cunningham stepped in. Just because he stepped in to help doesn’t absolve him from not having the foresight to address these critical issues early on. Cunningham likes to complain about public health edicts that are “illogical” and not “science-based” (“Achieving sound public policy,” April 15). He insists his complaining is somehow an important part of his job as the community’s representative in the legislative branch. In reality, he acts like an angry spectator more than an Assembly member, complaining bitterly on Facebook about state orders that he could effectively and constructively address with bipartisan cooperation. Instead of being productive on that front, he represents clients as part of his law practice who defy commonsense COVID-19 guidelines and actual science that justifies those guidelines. He will support the compromising of our public health and safety as long as he can financially enrich himself. Cunningham will complain about COVID-19 guidelines, but by unlawfully blocking his critics on social media, he refuses to have any sort of debate or dialogue with his constituents. A responsible Assembly member and public servant doesn’t shy away from inconvenient facts. Elected representatives need to be mature, accept bitter truths, work with people on both sides of the political aisle, and make hard choices that best support their constituency. Central Coast families and businesses cannot be fully supported by someone who chooses to govern by passive-aggressive tweets and brazen conflicts of interest. It’s time for new leadership. Aaron Ochs Los Osos

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It’s interesting to see Mr. Cunningham respond (“Achieving sound public policy,” April 15) to a New Times commentary (“Something to remember,” April 8). In addition to being a full-time state legislator, gym lawyer, parent, and husband he is now newspaper commentator? It wouldn’t take a genius to notice that someone is getting the short end of the stick here. I would kindly ask Mr. Cunningham to focus on the full-time job we have elected him to fulfill in Sacramento, and leave the passive aggressiveness to political commentators. I wouldn’t have caught the letter written about him, if he had not replied. As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t be writing this letter if he hadn’t responded. Wendy Guthrie Paso Robles

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The greatest threat to democracy I had to read Al Fonzi’s piece (“A republic in peril,” April 22) twice to ensure that I had not missed something. Unfortunately, I hadn’t. It appears to me that Al spends a lot of time listening to Fox News. I prefer to watch “NewsMix” with its four channels, including Fox News, to hear the fringe opinions of the left and the right, realizing that the “truth” is somewhere in between. Al says that as a boy he loved America for its exceptional goodness, and catalogs the reasons why. Obviously, Al’s youth was not spent on an Indian reservation among the impoverished descendants of America’s genocidal ethnic cleansing campaigns of the 19th century, or in a Black community suppressed by Jim Crow’s “law and order” police by day and terrorized by the KKK at night. Am I safe in assuming, Al, that you or your classmates were not beaten or otherwise punished in school for “not speaking English” as were my GermanAmerican grandfather, SwedishAmerican grandmother, and my MexicanAmerican in-laws? Yes, there was a time when America was envied by most people of the world. But then America squandered that goodwill with its endless wars against Third World nations and its gluttonous consumption of our planet’s limited resources at the expense of other peoples and nations. Like Al, I also served in the U.S. Army, but for only 34 years. During intermittent foreign deployments I witnessed firsthand the evaporation of America’s good standing among other nations, and

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Letters often found myself trying to defend my country’s often ill-advised, high-handed, shortsighted approaches to foreign policy. The greatest threat to our republic is not demands by non-whites and progressives to end the racial discrimination imbedded within our country’s institutions. Rather, the greatest threat facing America today is an old one that seems to rear its ugly head every so many decades. That threat is the open resistance to the fulfillment of our nation’s highest ideals by white “exceptionalism.” As we all witnessed on Jan. 6, 2021, a mob of these “exceptional” people had so little regard for our Constitution and the “rule of law” that they felt righteously empowered to conduct an armed insurrection and attack the people’s house. It was sickening to learn that so many of them were my fellow veterans who should have known better. Treasonous! Al asked, “Whatever happened to being nonjudgmental and valuing character over superficial differences?” OK, Al, I give up, when was that the case? America has always been a work in progress. “All [white] men are created equal” (1776) now includes men who are not white (1870) and women (1920). Unfortunately, since the 1980s, much of our country’s progress “to a more perfect Union” has been eroded by those who prefer to preserve their own privilege, power, and wealth. These “exceptional” people refuse to recognize that the ultimate result of their continued systemic oppression is the ruin of us all. Stephen H. Siemsen CW3, U.S. Army (retired) Orcutt


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he drama of the GameStop stock bubble has provided an interesting study in herd behavior, and a demonstration of one reason that there will always be both rich and poor people. Some background: GameStop is a national brick-and-mortar video game retailer struggling in competition with online sellers, whose stock was trading in a relatively low price range. Some hedge funds had purchased massive short positions in the company’s stock. Simplified, a “short” is a gamble that pays off if the price of the particular stock falls within a specific period. Essentially, the short trader “borrows” the stock for a specified period, and sells it at the current price. When due, they must purchase replacement shares to return. If the stock price has sunk, they gain by paying a lower price for the replacement shares. But if the stock has risen, they must buy it at the higher price, thus losing the additional amount paid. The higher the stock goes, the more the shorttrader stands to lose. In summary, the hedge funds had bet that the price of GameStop would tank. Instead, it soared and they took a big-time beating from having to replace it at a higher price. It has been a real roller-coaster ride. Between September 2020, and midJanuary 2021, GameStop was trading in the relatively stable range of $10 to $20 per share. It then suddenly soared as high as $483 per share, before collapsing to $40 by Feb. 19. The price had since partially recovered to $158 as of April 21. Unlike the typical situation with wild fluctuations in a stock’s price, the business and prospects of GameStop remained fairly stable during this wild ride, and the wild price fluctuation had little connection to the intrinsic value of the company and its prospects. In theory, a stock’s price should be the net value of the company’s assets, divided by the number of outstanding shares, and perhaps adjusted by its prospects. Instead, this boom was driven by social media as a sort of populist crusade against the hedge funds and Wall Street. Posters on the WallStreetBets forum on Reddit tempted followers into buying GameStop as a way to punish the hedge funds and Wall Street, and to make some money in the process. It worked, at least initially. The hedge funds lost billions, and the early investors who sold before the collapse made a lot of money. “Roaring Kitty,” the screen name of the chief Reddit tempter, made around $20 million. It is hard to sympathize with the shorttrading hedge funds. As sort of financial vultures, these corporate carrion-eaters learned that sometimes your planned dinner manages to crawl away. The GameStop mania was a toutdriven Ponzi scheme, in which the early investors made money off of the latecomers, as well as from the hedge funds. Some losing investors bought on margin (with borrowed money), and must now repay the loan. Some of the losers are

gamers who are just now realizing that investing does not have a “reset” button. What I find amazing are the continuing exhortations on Reddit to buy and to hold the shares. In their forum, shareholders are pledging to each other to “hold the line,” hoping that their “belief” will drive the price back up and keep the party going. Sort of like playing financial chicken. Most of the GameStop shorttraders are gone. Of course, investor herd mania is nothing new, as was demonstrated by the famous “Tulip Bubble” in the Netherlands during the 1600s. There, investors were paying up to six times the average annual salary for a single tulip bulb before the market crashed. Most people jumping into a bubble lose money. Why act so recklessly? Some are impulsive gamblers, like those who invest their entire savings in lottery tickets when the prize grows to a newsworthy amount. Others have unrealistic notions of their own financial savvy, certain that they possess the instincts to spot and time a good investment. But many are just following the herd. Seeing everyone else doing it, they are afflicted with FOMO—fear of missing out. When, as a child, a parent rhetorically asked them, “If everyone else were jumping off of a cliff, would you?” they answered “of course I would!” To them, the herd’s wisdom will only be questioned in retrospect. Which brings me to my theory of “Economic Darwinism.” This holds that in the financial world, there are both predators and prey. Some people habitually do such dumb and impulsive things with their money that they doom themselves to a lifetime of financial struggle. The more cunning are posed to profit off of them, and will end up either rich or in jail. A third group avoids any attempt at quick, easy money and tends to remain financially intact. Most of those who risk their savings chasing the latest financial big, new thing captivating social media are facing the natural selection of the financial world. ∆ John Donegan is a retired attorney in Pismo Beach who is awfully tight with a buck, and is too cautious to put the little darlings in peril. Send a response for publication to letters@newtimesslo.com.

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e’re emerging from the pandemic, the economy is rebounding, our president speaks in complete and cogent sentences—things are looking up, right? Well, not for conservatives, who seems unable to let go of vaccination conspiracies and false claims of voter fraud. On May 4, during the SLO County Board of Supervisors meeting, independent “journalist” the SLO County Observer was riding the bus and saw a protest on the corners of Monterey and Santa Rosa and decided to stop and see what the fuss was about. “What’s your grievance?” he asked a woman holding a sign that read “Tommy GONE.” “Dominion Machines have a Verizon SIM card in ’em, and it can be set for anything. You have a SIM card, you have a Verizon card, and you can tap right into the machine. Nobody knows it. Tommy didn’t know it.” “Who’s Tommy?” the SLO Observer asked. “Tommy Gong. He’s the ClerkRecorder. He’s the one in charge of all this,” the protester said. “Is that local?” the SLO Observer asked. Huh? You’ve never heard of Tommy Gong? Independent journalism indeed. Meanwhile in the meeting, 170 phone calls poured in, many prerecorded, to leave public comments about an item on the agenda—Public Health Director Penny Borenstein’s update about the

county’s efforts to combat COVID-19. Most of the calls complained about the “vaccination passport” the county allegedly plans to enact … except it doesn’t and isn’t and never was. “Vaccines are the beginning of the end of our right to control our bodies,” several callers parroted. “We know it won’t stop with one COVID injection.” Yeah, pretty soon they’ll demand your children get polio; diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP); measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); and hepatitis B vaccines to enter kindergarten! “We don’t live in a tyrannical society where we have to do something because the government tells us to,” said another caller who probably refuses to get a driver’s license or pay taxes. Listening to the stream of calls filled with falsehoods, conspiracy theories, and anti-vaxxer rhetoric gobbled up the lion’s share of the meeting, which was supposed to discuss, among other things, in-person vs. mail-in voting. Conservatives across the country are calling for voter ID requirements, in-person-only balloting, no early voting, and hand-counting of ballots, which have nothing to do with voter suppression of people of color, right? Right? Meanwhile, back outside, the protester handed the SLO County Observer a piece of paper with what she believes are the facts of her case against Dominion Voting Machines: Six states are being audited, in New Hampshire the machines shorted

Republicans 300 votes, another machine “flipped” 6,000 Trump votes to Biden “in another small county,” three Republicans were shorted “6 percent exactly by the machines.” It was all the talking points of the national conservative effort to sow seeds of distrust in our voting system, which court after court and study after study has deemed virtually free of election fraud. The SLO Observer then crossed the street toward the County Government Center, his camera streaming live to YouTube. “Who are you with?” asked a female protester. “I’m an observer,” the SLO County Observer replied. The exchange was repeated, and then she demanded, “What’s your name?” “I’m by myself. I’m an observer.” “So what are you going to do with this video?” “I’m not too sure yet. I just wanted to see what was going on. Can you tell me what’s going on?” “No.” “No?” “Not until you identify yourself.” One might be forgiven for asking, what’s the point of a protest if you’re not going to explain what you’re protesting? Finally, a woman in a floral blouse and wide-brimmed hat stepped forward and said, “Is it not obvious what’s going on?” “No. I see signs, and I just wanted to get an idea of what’s going on. Voter fraud?” “Item 25,” a man shouted out. “Yes, item 25 on there and items 16, which is the health,” floral blouse woman

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said incoherently as she unfurled another sign that read, “No VaCCiNE PassPort.” “They have it every single board meeting. No vaccines. No vaccine passport. It’s against the Constitution, and trash the voting machines because we don’t have fair and honest elections. You can’t be sure because these are hackable.” Yes, machines are hackable … when they’re connected to the Internet, but SLO County’s system is not, so it can’t be hacked. Of course, as the floral blouse woman said, “Watch HBO’s documentary Kill Chain.” It will absolutely trigger the conspiracy theory center of your brain. Back inside the Board of Supes meeting, the conservative majority—John Peschong, Lynn Compton, and Debbie Arnold—bulldozed the liberal minority and voted to roll back the successful election model used during the November 2020 election, which helped spur record voter turnout, to bring back the old model. One day of in-person voting and sending mail-in ballots only to those who have gone out of their way to ask for them. And they’re considering asking the state to require IDs for in-person voting—did someone say voter suppression? Someone attending the meeting accused Tommy Gong of belonging to the Chinese Communist Party. Who do these people think they’re kidding? Oh yeah. The small crowd gathered outside who are sure vaccines are bad and voting is riddled with fraud because Trump lost. There were no masks among the protesters. ∆ The Shredder is fully vaccinated. Send conspiracies to shredder@newtimesslo.com.


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BEADED GLASS PEARL BRACELET Guests will create a sea-inspired faux pearl bracelet with instructor Gail Martin. May 8, 10 a.m.-noon Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-772-2504, artcentermorrobay.org. BROKEN NATURE This exhibit celebrates artistic expression in all media, including textile, encaustic, mixed media, oil, watercolor, acrylic, and photography. In celebration of Earth Day. Mondays, ThursdaysSundays, 12-4 p.m. through May 24 Free. 805-7722504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

FEATURED ARTIST: JEFF ODELL Enjoy the works of a Morro Bay-based plein air artist. Friends and Family night is May 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through May 29 Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRETT HARVEY Gallery at Marina Square presents “From the Sea to the Sierras”, which showcases photos by Harvey. Friends and Family night on May 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through May 29 Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare. com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

ILLUMINATE: VIRTUAL SHOW Cambria Center for the Arts presents its spring juried virtual exhibit. Mondays-Sundays, 12-11:30 p.m. through June 27 Free. 805-434-7060. cambriaarts.org. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria. PAINT NIGHT WITH ARTSOCIAL805 Each person will have their own paint station, including: canvas, paint brushes, paints, and aprons. Snacks and sweets will be available for purchase. Sister restaurant shop will be serving local wine. May 6, 6-8 p.m. $48. 562-400-3679. stashlocalgoods. com. STASH Local Goods, 815 Main St, Cambria.

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IMPRESSIONS OF THE MIDDLE KINGDOM Go online for more info. Through June 28 Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805-238-9800, studiosonthepark.org. STUDIOS ON THE PARK: ONLINE CLASSES

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

WINGS OF CHANGE: VETERANS’ VOICES 4 ART EXHIBITION An outdoor butterfl y sculpture garden. Through June 30 310-621-7543. Deprise Brescia Art Gallery, 829 10th St., Paso Robles.

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ACT THEATRE CLASSES ACT classes stretch the imagination, encourage teamwork and collaboration, and help children to develop listening and speaking skills, all while promoting creative self-expression and self-esteem. Classes are socially-distant and follow COVID-19 safety protocols. (Multiple classes designed for ages 5-18). Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-6 p.m. through May 14 $150-$400. 805-781-3889. slorep.org/ education/act-after-school-classes/. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo.

ALUMNI SERIES 4: ISABELLE TUBIN AND ALONSO CASTAÑEDA Join us for our fourth and

final Alumni Series for the spring. May 6, 12-1:30 p.m. cuesta.edu. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

ART IN THE GARDEN Includes jewelry, glass, paintings, wood, ceramics, textiles, and more. All art will be for sale and a portion of all sales will benefi t the SLO Botanical Garden. Through May 16 Free first weekend; $5 after. 805-541-1400. slobg.org. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ART CENTRAL’S VIRTUAL GALLERY Most Fridays, Art Central publishes a “Virtual Gallery” and is looking for more artwork to include. Please email us your artwork so we can continue to encourage, support, and inspire the local art community. Attach your image, name, title, medium, size and any inspiring words you would like to share. Fridays,

10 a.m.-4 p.m. through May 28 Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo.wordpress.com/blog/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: CAMBRIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS VIRTUAL JURIED SPRING SHOW Seeking artists for Spring Juried Exhibit. Art Takein (online) deadline is April 26. Questions: gallery@ cambriaarts.org. Mondays-Sundays. through June 27 free. 805-434-7060. cambriaarts.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. CUESTA COLLEGE: STUDENT EXHIBITION AWARD CEREMONY The Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery’s annual student exhibition will be celebrated with a virtual awards ceremony. The exhibition will be posted online. Join Cuesta students to celebrate their creative accomplishments and engage in the online awards. May 13, 5-6 p.m. cuesta.edu/student/ campuslife/artgallery. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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

FINDING SPACES Finding Spaces is a group exhibition of artists’ works, exploring a variety of paint mediums. This exhibition is hosted by SLOMA in partnership with The Painters Group and was guest curated by LauraSusan Thomas. Through May 30, noon sloma.org/ exhibition/finding-spaces/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

FLOOR PLAN: A VIRTUAL DANCE CONCERT Presented by the Orchesis Dance Company. Available to stream through the end of Cal Poly’s academic year. Through June 1 theatredance.calpoly.edu. Online, See

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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HJ MIOSSI ART GALLERY: ALUMNI PANEL 4 (GUESTS TBD) Join the HJ Miossi Art Gallery for its fourth Alumni Panel, where guests hear from Cuesta alumni for conversations about their post-Cuesta journeys. Artists TBD. Please subscribe to the Miossi Gallery newsletter for the most up-to-date information or check website. May 6, 12-1 p.m. cuesta.edu/student/ campuslife/artgallery. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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/.

LINDA WEINBERG-HAMMER: PASTEL EXHIBIT Pastel artist Linda Weinberg-Hammer will have her works on display. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please contact the artist directly. ongoing 913-522-9457. Jamaica You, 1998 Santa Barbara Ave., San Luis Obispo.

SHELTER: AN AUDIO PLAY An experimental theatrical experience available to stream through the end of Cal Poly’s academic year. Through June 1 theatredance.calpoly.edu. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

SLO CAMERA CLUB Online Zoom meetings and competitions. Everyone is welcome. Visit site for meeting links. Second Thursday of every month Free to guest. slocameraclub.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo. SPIRITUAL MOVIE DISCUSSION (VIRTUAL) Supported by Unity 5 Cities, this weekly virtual group discusses popular movies with spiritual themes (please watch movies in advance). Contact Melissa at meliss. crist@gmail.com to be added to the email list and receive the link. Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 805-4409461. unity5cities.org. 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. 805-7474200. artcentralslo.wordpress.com/category/ gallery-exhibits/virtual-gallery/. Art Central, 1329 ARTS continued page 18

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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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BEGINNER BALLET FOR TEENS Beginner Ballet for Teens with Bridget (registration required call or text for info). Mondays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. through May 17 $18. 805215-4565. Omni Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

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.

KIDS BALLET Kids Ballet (ages 3-5) with Bridget (registration required, call or text for info). Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. through May 21 $18. 805-215-4565. Omni Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

SPRING IT ON: SUCCULENT PLANTS AND POTTERY SALE Four local plant growers and a potter: Steve Super Gardens; Rowe Clayworks; Cal Coast Succulents; and GROW Nursery are bringing succulent plants and gorgeous, handmade planters just in time for Mother’s Day. Masks and physical distancing required. Portion of proceeds benefits nonprofit SLO NOOR Clinic. May 7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and May 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805-602-7817. facebook.com/wegrowslo. Steve Super Gardens, 2016 9th St., Los Osos.

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

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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.

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

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.

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.

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. 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.

NAR-ANON: TUESDAY MEETINGS Nar-Anon is a support group for those who are affected by someone else’s addiction. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. naranoncentralca. org/meetings/meeting-list/. The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 805-221-5523.

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true source of compassion, serenity and hope. Tuesdays, 10:15-11:30 a.m. through May 25 Free. 805-528-0654. stbenslososos.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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

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

BEAUTY: THE INVISIBLE EMBRACE A conversation based on John O’Donohue’s book, on rediscovering the

FBSMV presents its first County-Wide Tobacco Prevention Summit. May 13, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 805-346-1774. whova.com. 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.

MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS (ZOOM) Learn to meditate from the comfort and security of your home. For beginners as well as those desiring to deepen an existing practice. Email info@theartofsilence.net for more info. Sundays, 6-7 p.m. Donation. 559-905-9274. theartofsilence.net. Online, See website, 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. ONLINE FITNESS CLASSES THROUGH THE CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 19


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ADULT SCHOOL Lifelong fitness classes are offered online through the Adult School. Visit site for more information and to register. Mondays-Thursdays. through June 3 805-549-1222. slcusd.asapconnected.com. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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.

RE-ENERGIZING SLO: BUILDING AN ENERGY RESILIENT FUTURE Can a more resilient energy system strengthen our economy, increase public safety, and prepare us for natural disasters? Join us as we explore these topics in this webinar event. May 13, 6:307:30 p.m. Free. slocity.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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

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.

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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IN-PERSON LIGHTHOUSE TOURS Docent led tour of the buildings and grounds of the historic Point San Luis Light Station. Saturdays, 12 & 2 p.m. through May 29 my805tix.com. Point San Luis Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Rd., Avila Beach.

LAND TRUST TREKS AT OSO FLACO LAKE Land Trust Treks are a series of guided hikes designed to get you outdoors, explore scenic Santa Barbara County, and meet your local Land Trust. Free and open to the public. May 6, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. sblandtrust.org/landtrust-treks/. Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area, Oso Flaco Lake Rd., Nipomo, 805-343-2455.

FOOD & DRINK NORTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

BRUNCH IN THE GARDEN Enjoy the Cambria sunshine, delicious brunch items, and good company in a beautiful garden. Non-alcoholic beverages are included with the menu prices and a full bar will be available for adult beverage purchases. Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. through Aug. 29 805-9274747. cambriapineslodge.com/onsite. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria.

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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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REDUCING FOOD WASTE: EDUCATION, PRACTICE, AND POLICY Please join us as we discuss food waste and how individuals, organizations, and institutions can work to combat it. May 11, 9-10:30 a.m. slofoodsystem.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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

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

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BRUNCH IS BACK Celebrate the second Sunday of the month with brunch. Enjoy a two-hour cruise on the waterfront. Features fresh coffee, pastries, and more. Second Sunday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. 805772-2128. chabliscruises.com. Chablis Cruises, 1205 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. HARTLEY FARMS DINNER IN THE GARDENS Enjoy a gourmet burger bar with brioche buns, ground beef or grilled chicken patties, and all the fixin’s. Broccoli salad, French fries, and sweet potato fries accompany this meal. BYO beverages. May 14, 6 p.m. my805tix. com. Hartley Farms, 6770 Estrella Rd., San Miguel.

MID-STATE FAIR MARKET The Paso Robles Event Center is pleased to announce the Mid-State Fair Market, a monthly one-day shopping experience to find antiques, new and used items, plus handmade items from local artisans and crafters. Featuring free admission and parking. May 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. midstatefair. com. Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles, 805239-0655.

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

MUSIC NORTH SLO COU NT Y

3 SONGWRITERS MEET FOR PASO SHOW Songwriters at Play host Steve Key is joined by jazz guitarist Josh Rosenblum, and folk-rock artist Paul Hayward. Playing guest sets in the middle of our show: April Rain and Charles Motley. May 8, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. stevekey.com/events. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

BURNING JAMES AND POHO BLUES ALL-STARS

May 9, 3 p.m. The Pour House, 525 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805-239-1000.

CELLO BOB AND STEVE KEY SHARE PASO STAGE Singer-songwriter Steve Key and multiinstrumentalist Cello Bob will share the sculpture garden COURTESY IMAGE BY TOM PECK

STONE FUSION LIVE May 8, 7 p.m. The Pour House, 525 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805-239-1000.

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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CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN May 6, 6:30 p.m. SLO Brew Rock, 855 Aerovista Pl., San Luis Obispo, 805-5431843, slobrew.com.

CUESTA CHOIRS: VIRTUAL CONCERT May 6, 7 p.m. bigbigslo.com. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

MUSIC ALBUM RELEASE New music album, ECLIPSE, by local artist Carolbeth is being released at carolbethhite.bandcamp.com. This mysterious meditative music chronicles a solar eclipse seen on the Central Coast and is great for yoga, meditation, and massage therapy. Enjoy the journey. Through June 3, midnight $10. carolbethhite.bandcamp.com. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo. RAS DANNY AND THE REGGAE ALL-STARS LIVE

May 7, 7 p.m. SLO Brew Rock, 855 Aerovista Pl., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-1843, slobrew.com.

SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-6563, puffersofpismo.com.

ERIN AND THE EARTHQUAKES LIVE May 8, 7 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-1010, harryspismobeach.com.

JAMES SCOOLIS LIVE May 6, 5:30 p.m. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-6563, puffersofpismo.com.

LOTO LOVELADY LIVE May 7, 7 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805773-1010, harryspismobeach.com. PAUL HAYWARD LIVE May 7, 4:30 p.m. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-6563, puffersofpismo.com. RACHEL AND BOBBY SANTA CRUZ May 8, 7 p.m. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, 805-7736563, puffersofpismo.com.

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.

the wine country lifestyle to fans and bidders from around the country. Distinctive, exceptional lots not offered elsewhere feature one-of-akind experiences, rare wines, vertical collections, large format bottles, and more. May 9-16 Free to register. 805239-8463. pasowine.com. Online, See

The Pour House, 525 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805-2391000.

2AM LIVE May 7, 7 p.m. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price

VIRTUAL WINE TASTING PACKAGES AT CASS WINERY

PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY VIRTUAL AUCTION Showcasing

THE RECLINERS: ACOUSTIC DUO May 6, 6 p.m.

SLO Brew Rock, 855 Aerovista Pl., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-1843.

weekend on our hilltop patio with traditional tapas, award-winning wine, and stunning panoramic vineyard views. Call or email to reserve your table. Fridays, 5-7 p.m. through Oct. 29 805-434-3333. AronHill Vineyards, 3745 West Highway 46, Templeton, aronhillvineyards.com.

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stage for an afternoon of live music. Casey Rodgers and Rob Kimball will also join us for guest sets. May 15, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. stevekey.com/ events. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

BALTO LIVE May 8, 6:30 p.m. Free. slobrew.com.

TAPAS ON THE HILL Kick off your

POINT SAN LUIS LIGHTHOUSE VIRTUAL TOUR Join a live docent via Zoom for an interactive virtual tour of the Point San Luis Lighthouse. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. $10. pointsanluislighthouse.org/. Point San Luis Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Rd., Avila Beach.

website, San Luis Obispo.

THE RONDALES LIVE May 7, 5 p.m. Branch Street Deli, 203 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, 805-489-9099, branchstreetdeli.com. May 8, 3 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-7731010, harryspismobeach.com.

SCENIC SANCTUARIES

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) presents Finding Spaces, a virtual group show, which will remain available to view online through the end of May. This exhibition showcases artworks by members of The Painters Group. Participating artists were asked to submit paintings of calming, comfortable spaces, whether physical or introspective. Visit sloma.org to view the show. —C.W.

SOUTH 65 LIVE May 7, 3 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-7731010, harryspismobeach.com. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

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

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BEST NORTH COAST RESTAURANT

BEST SOUTH COUNTY RESTAURANT

BEST BREAKFAST

Rose’s Landing Bar & Grill

Ember Restaurant

Louisa’s Place

725 EMBARCADERO, MORRO BAY (805) 772-4441

roseslandingbarandgrill.com @rosesbarandgrill facebook.com/RosesMorroBay

1200 E. GRAND AVE., SUITE 101, ARROYO GRANDE

BEST NORTH COUNTY RESTAURANT

Fish Gaucho 1244 PARK ST., PASO ROBLES

Novo Restaurant & Lounge

(805) 239-3333

info@fishgaucho.com fishgaucho.com @fishgaucho facebook.com/FishGaucho

726 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 543-3986

info@novorestaurant.com novorestaurant.com @novorestaurant facebook.com/NovoRestaurant

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SLO Provisions owner Steve Bland and his grandkids show off rotisserie chicken—a lemon and herb-brined Mary’s free range chicken slow cooked in the French rotisserie— one of many delicious items on the Best Takeout Menu around.

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(805) 541-0227

louisasplace.com

(805) 474-7700

info@emberwoodfire.com emberwoodfire.com @emberrestaurant

BEST SAN LUIS OBISPO RESTAURANT

964 HIGUERA ST., SLO

facebook.com/emberrestaurant

BEST SOUTH COAST RESTAURANT

Ventana Grill

BEST WEEKEND BRUNCH

Marisol at The Cliffs 2757 SHELL BEACH ROAD, PISMO BEACH (805) 773-5000

2575 PRICE ST., PISMO BEACH

marisol@clifshotelandspa.com

(805) 773-0000

cliffshotelandspa.com/dine

ventanagrill.com @ventanagrill facebook.com/VentanaGrillPismoBeach

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BEST FAMILY MEAL

Farmhouse Corner Market

BEST HANGOVER FOOD

Frank’s Famous Hot Dogs

1025 FARMHOUSE LANE, SLO (805) 485-7900

950 CALIFORNIA BLVD., SLO (805) 541-3488

info@farmhouseslo.com farmhouseslo.com @farmhousecm facebook.com/farmhouseSLO

facebook.com/franksSLO

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Novo Restaurant & Grill

BEST KID-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

726 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 543-3986

info@novorestaurant.com novorestaurant.com @novorestaurant facebook.com/NovoRestaurant

Farmhouse Corner Market 1025 FARMHOUSE LANE, SLO (805) 485-7900

info@farmhouseslo.com farmhouseslo.com @farmhousecm facebook.com/farmhouseSLO

BEST TAKEOUT MENU

BEST CHINESE FOOD

SLO Provisions

Mei’s Chinese Restaurant

1255 MONTEREY ST., SLO (805) 439-4298

info@sloprovisions.com sloprovisions.com @sloprovisions facebook.com/SLOprovisions

1759 SHELL BEACH ROAD, SHELL BEACH

meischineserestaurant.com facebook.com/pages/ Meis-Chinese-Restaurant/121668924510235

SNOW PEAS IN SHELL BEACH Mei’s Chinese Restaurant owners Vicky and Yuanen Chen recommend a plate of Double Happiness from the Best Chinese Food on the coast.

BEST INDIAN FOOD

Shalimar 3820 BROAD ST., SLO (805) 781-0766

asim@shalimarslo.com shalimarslo.com facebook.com/shalimarslo

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

BEST ITALIAN FOOD

Guiseppe’s Cucina Rustica 891 PRICE ST., PISMO BEACH 849 MONTEREY ST., SLO (805) 773-2870

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SLO County! It is an honor to be acknowledged by the people at SLO County. It is my privilege to serve our community as a Brain and Behavior expert through coaching 1:1 and in groups, teaching for the Veterans Outreach program and Cuesta Community College, training Brain and Behavior Coaches, and as a writer and speaker. This community has given me all the love and support anyone can possibly want. I am proud to be part of the SLO community in all its facets. If we as community have proven something last year, it is our tenacity, strength, consistency, perseverance, and our drive to “never give up!” These are the values our community has and will always have. To honor our community, I want to give 1 month complementary membership to 20 members of our community. This is what the memberhsip offers. • Inner Circle Book Study • Level 1 Dynamic Nutrition • Science of the Mind – Lecture with Gemi Bertran Also 10 complementary 1:1 consultations with our coaches.

Thank You SLO County for Voting Us the Best Clam Chowder!

Our Services • Brain & Behavior Academy • Group Coaching • 1:1 Individual Coaching • Federal Provider • Understand how your body works • Train Your Brain (Unlimited Program)

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Order online for takeout • SplashCafe.com (805)544-7567

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Giuseppe’s Cucina 891 Price Street - Pismo Beach 805.773.2879

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Best Chinese Food

BEST JAPANESE FOOD

Goshi 570 HIGUERA ST., SUITE 155, SLO 772 PINE ST., PASO ROBLES (805) 543-8942

goshislo.com @goshislo facebook.com/GoshiSLO

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BEST MEDITERRANEAN FOOD • Proven Track Record: Over 20 years of health education and care • We work with over 100 care homes/ communities in SLO County • Our service is free to the family SUE GIBSON Owner, SLG Senior Care and Certified Senior Advisor

Petra Mediterranean Pizza and Grill 1210 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 439-1999

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othing is more exciting than seeing the steam rise out of a freshly opened white Chinese takeout box to reveal tender Mongolian beef, soft lo mein noodles with chicken, or shrimp fried rice. These are just a few savory options from Mei’s extensive menu, and don’t forget to try the potstickers! Mei’s just started offering dine-in services, and its takeout is superb— the portions are perfect to take home and split, family-style. You could also order for yourself and eat cold leftovers for lunch the next day. Wait, is that just me? Call ahead and place your order for an easy pickup. —Karen Garcia efrenssanluis@gmail.com efrensmexicanrestaurant.com @efrensrestaurant facebook.com/pages/ Efrens-2/573150352782299

BEST MEXICAN FOOD

Efren’s 1720 BEACH ST., OCEANO

Contact Sue 24/7 (415) 656-6869 or visit slgseniorcare.com

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BEST THAI FOOD

Thai Boat 3212 BROAD ST., NO. 140, SLO (805) 594-1638

slothaiboat@gmail.com thaiboatslo.com facebook.com/thaiboatslo

At Efren’s Mexican Restaurant, Darli Algandar (left) serves up an Efren’s Plate—grilled steak with spicy shrimp, rice, beans, and tortillas— and Marisol Alvarado offers up enchiladas.

BEST POKE

Poke Morro 922 RANCHO PARKWAY, ARROYO GRANDE (805) 270-4335

pokemorroag@gmail.com pokemorro.net @pokemorro facebook.com/PokeMorro.AG

BEST SEAFOOD

Ada’s Fish House 558 PRICE ST., PISMO BEACH (805) 556-3077

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BEST SUSHI

Goshi 570 HIGUERA ST., SUITE 155, SLO 772 PINE ST., PASO ROBLES (805) 543-8942

goshislo.com @goshislo facebook.com/GoshiSLO

BEST BARBECUE

Old SLO BBQ Co. 670 HIGUERA ST., SLO 3870-3 BROAD ST., SLO (805) 285-2473

info@oldsanluisbbq.com oldsanluisbbq.com @oldslobbq facebook.com/oldsanluisbbq

BEST VEGETARIAN FOOD

Ziggy’s 594 CALIFORNIA BLVD., SLO (805) 439-4399

ziggysvegan@gmail.com

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

eatziggys.com @eatziggys facebook.com/eatziggys

BEST DELI

Lincoln Market & Deli 496 BROAD ST., SLO (805) 543-3443

lincolnmarketanddeli@gmail.com lincolnmarketanddeli.com

@lincolnmarketdeli facebook.com/LincolnMarketandDeli

BEST FOOD TRUCK

Haute Skillet (805) 298-0734

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Thank You SLO County!

SLO PROVISIONS Best TAKE-OUT MENU

Thank you SLO County! Join us for indoor & outdoor dining, take-out, & delivery. Plus, enjoy an intriguing selection of wines and specialty food items

BEST SALAD

1255 monterey street san luis obispo

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hotel-slo.com @thehotelslo facebook.com/hotelslo

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BEST ROOFTOP EXPERIENCE

Hotel SLO

AG Meat Company

BEST CHEF

877 PALM ST., SLO

Will Torres with The Farmhouse Corner Market

(805) 235-0700

info@hotel-slo.com

Best Bakery

120 E. BRANCH ST., ARROYO GRANDE (805) 489-2693

info@agmeatcompany.com agmeatcompany.com facebook.com/Arroyograndemeatco

(805) 485-7900

Tacos de Acapulco 596 CALIFORNIA BLVD., SLO (805) 543-9100

BEST FISH MARKET

info@farmhouseslo.com farmhouseslo.com @farmhousecm facebook.com/farmhouseSLO

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facebook.com/tacosdeacapulco

1025 FARMHOUSE LANE, SLO

Joliene Bakery

ou know that feeling when you pop into a bakery on your way to work for a savory croissant and maybe a cappuccino? And everything on display looks so insanely good that you end up leaving with a whole box of assorted pastries? Then you tell yourself you’ll share with friends but end up eating the whole box yourself? Yeah, that happens to me every time I step foot inside Joliene Bakery, and I have never regretted it. I live for this bakery. The bread is the best I’ve ever had. The pastries are to die for. I would cross rivers and traverse valleys for a Joliene macaron. —Kasey Bubnash

BEST BUTCHER

lincolnmarketanddeli.com @lincolnmarketdeli facebook.com/LincolnMarketandDeli

Giovanni’s Fish Market 1001 FRONT ST., MORRO BAY 1-877-552-4467

orders@giovannisfishmarket.com giovannisfishmarket.com @giovannis_fish_market facebook.com/GiovannisFishMarket/?ref=ts

BEST CATERER

Field to Table Catering & Events

BEST TACO

Taco Temple 2680 N. MAIN ST., MORRO BAY 1575 CALLE JOAQUIN, SLO (805) 772-4965

itsjustforyou15@yahoo.com tacotemple.com @tacotemple facebook.com/tacotemple EATS continued page 30

BEST BREAKFAST BURRITO

146 N. THOMPSON ROAD, NIPOMO (805) 474-5719

hello@fttevents.com fttevents.com @fieldtotableevents facebook.com/FTTevents

Lincoln Market & Deli 496 BROAD ST., SLO (805) 543-3443

lincolnmarketanddeli@gmail.com

THANK YOU TACO LOVERS!

BEST OOFUNTY SLO C 20

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TWO LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU!

MORRO BAY

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Take Out & Curbside Pick-Up Available At Both Locations

Take-Out / Outdoor Dining 2680 N. Main Street · 805-772-4965

Full Service Indoor / Outdoor Dining 1575 Calle Joaquin · 805-439-2856

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BEST BURGER

Sylvester’s Burgers LOS OSOS, ATASCADERO, OCEANO

sylvestersburgers@gmail.com sylvestersburgers.com @sylvestersburgers facebook.com/syl.burgers.osos

BEST VEGGIE BURGER

Ziggy’s 594 CALIFORNIA BLVD., SLO (805) 439-4399

ziggysvegan@gmail.com eatziggys.com @eatziggys facebook.com/eatziggys

BEST SANDWICH

High Street Deli 350 HIGH ST., SLO (805) 541-4738

eat@highstdeli.com highstdeli.com @highstreetdeli facebook.com/highstreetdeli

FRESH AND FABULOUS

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

BEST STEAK

BEST FRIED CHICKEN

Jocko’s Steakhouse

The Spoon Trade

125 N. THOMPSON AVE., NIPOMO (805) 929-3686

295 W. GRAND AVE., GROVER BEACH

jockossteakhouse.com

Chef/owner Doug MacMillan definitely put cioppino on the menu at Ada’s Fish House in Pismo Beach, also know as the Best Seafood spot in SLO County.

thespoontrade.com @thespoontrade facebook.com/thespoontrade

(805) 904-6773

info@thespoontrade.com

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CHEERS, SLO COUNTY!

Stephen KROener and Joe BARton, KROBAR’s founders and master distillers

Other Recent Accolades

KROBAR IS OPEN

2020 CALIFORNIA CRAFT SPIRITS COMPETITION

2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU: SLO: 10 S. HIGUERA

BEST OF CLASS RUM KROBAR Navy Strength Golden Rum

(NEXT DOOR TO CC BREWING)

BEST OF CLASS GIN Americana by KROBAR Pink Gin BEST OF CLASS VODKA Americana by KROBAR Kaffir Lime Vodka

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PASO ROBLES: 2174 W HIGHWAY 46

BEST DISTILLERY

K R O B A R D I ST I L L E RY.CO M


Call this Place Your Place To us, a local credit union isn’t just a place to get financing and plan your future, it’s a place to share common values. We make money simple and support each other’s goals. SESLOC is a place for all. Thank you for voting us Best Local Bank/Credit Union for the 14th year in a row.

Paso Robles | Atascadero | San Luis Obispo | Arroyo Grande | Santa Maria

sesloc.org | (805) 543-1816

Savings are insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government., a U.S. government agency.

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BEST WINGS

Let’s Wing It

Best Vegetarian Food, Best Veggie Burger

1301 W. GRAND AVE., GROVER BEACH (805) 474-1000

Shalimar

eat@letswingit.com letswingit.com @letswingit1 facebook.com/letswingit27

INDIAN RESTAURANT

BEST PIZZA

Woodstock’s Pizza 1000 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 541-4420

mrep@woodstocksslo.com woodstockslo.com @woodstocksslo facebook.com/woodstocksslo

Z

iggy’s may serve up exclusively vegan fare, but you don’t need to be vegan to enjoy some of the most comforting comfort food in San Luis Obispo County. If you’re a fan of In-N-Out’s animal-style fries, Ziggy’s Dirty Fries take it to the next level: It’s cheesier and saucier and miraculously plant-based. For the main course, Ziggy’s avocado tacos offer something you never knew you needed: fried avocado. Or, keep things classic with The Standard— American “cheese,” shredded lettuce, Ziggy sauce, with a choice of an Impossible Burger or a bean and veggiebased Ziggy patty. Ziggy’s will satisfy all of your plantbased dreams. —Malea Martin

BEST WOOD-FIRED PIZZA

Flour House 690 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 544-5282

From our family to yours...

THANK YOU for voting Shalimar BEST INDIAN FOOD in SLO County!

Ziggy’s

flourhouseslo@gmail.com

flourhouseslo.com @flourhouseslo facebook.com/Flour-HouseSLO-1103189849695534 EATS continued page 34

SLO’s Best Orthodontist

Thank you SLO County adults and children for trusting us with your smile makeovers!

All You Can Eat Buffet with 15+ Items! Lunch - $12.99

Mon-Sat 11:30am – 3:00pm

Monday Dinner - $13.99 Sunday Brunch - $13.99

Served with one champagne or Lassi

BANQUET, CATERING, & DINE OUT AVAILABLE! FREE DELIVERY IN SLO AREA

3820 Broad St. (Marigold Center) San Luis Obispo OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

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805-544-3223 COMING SOON! 1312 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo | 1041 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande info@garrettortho.com | www.garrettortho.com


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BEST MAC & CHEESE BEST SALAD

Firestone Grill 1001 HIGUERA ST., SLO

contact@firestonegrill.com firestonegrill.com @firestonegrill facebook.com/FirestoneGrill

BEST CHOWDER

Splash Café 197 POMEROY AVE., PISMO BEACH 1491 MONTEREY ST., SLO (805) 773-4653

splashcafe.com @splashcafe facebook.com/SplashCafeChowder

BEST RAMEN

Kuma. 2011 10TH ST., LOS OSOS (805) 528-6767

kumabowls.com @kumabowls facebook.com/Kuma.Bowls

Black Sheep Bar & Grill 1117 CHORRO ST., SLO (805) 544-7433

info@blacksheepslo.com blacksheepslo.com @blacksheepslo facebook.com/blacksheepslo

BEST ICE CREAM

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab 114 W. BRANCH ST., ARROYO GRANDE 860 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 474-4688

doc@docburnsteins.com docburnsteins.com @docburnsteins facebook.com/docburnsteins EATS continued page 36

SCREAM FOR IT

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab employees Mia Berg (left) and Marie Althaus Best are ready to serve you the Best Ice Cream.

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

BEST FISH MARKET

OPEN 11 AM – 6 PM 34 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com

Thank you SLO County!

OPEN 11 AM – 5 PM


Woohoo! BEST BREAKFAST BURRITO

Thanks

SLO County!

BEST MARKET & DELI

Our “Almost Famous” Breakfast Burrito made it!

California-style sandwiches, fine beverages, specialty groceries and gifts you didn't know you wanted Community Hub since 1941 Open Tues-Sun 9am-5pm

805-543-3443 • lincolnmarketdeli@gmail.com • @lincolnmarketdeli www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 35


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BEST FROZEN YOGURT

It’s Really Yogurt 808 E. GRAND AVE., ARROYO GRANDE (805) 481-8195

facebook.com/ItsReallyYogurt

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US SLO County’s BEST BARBECUE!

BEST DOUGHNUT

SLODOCO 793 FOOTHILL BLVD., SLO

FRESH • LOCAL • AUTHENTIC Open Daily at 11am · Serving Lunch and Dinner Featuring Local Craft Beer and Wine Gluten-Free Options Available

6917 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO (805) 782-9766

brandon@slodoco.com slodoco.com @slodoco facebook.com/slodoco

BEST DESSERT

Madonna Inn 100 MADONNA ROAD, SLO (805) 784-2433

info@madonnainn.com madonnainn.com @madonnainn1958 facebook.com/MadonnaInn

BEST BAKERY

Joliene Bakery 570 HIGUERA ST., NO. 180, SLO

Food deliveries available through &

(805) 439-3373

chloe@jolienebakery.com jolienebakery.com @jolienebakery facebook.com/jolienebakery

Order online at oldsanluisbbq.com

BEST BREAD BAKERY DOWNTOWN

670 HIGUERA ST (805) 285-2473

2 Locations in SLO

MARIGOLD CENTER

3870 BROAD ST SUITE 3

THANK YOU FOR VOTING

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST DIVE SHOP IN SLO COUNTY!

SLO OCEAN CURRENTS 3121 S. Higuera Ste B San Luis Obispo 805-544-DIVE(7227)

$25 OFF

BEGINNING SCUBA LESSONS expires 06/30/21

Phoenix Books BEST BOOK STORE

Visit our site at

Slooceancurrents.com

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BUY • SELL • TRADE 990 Monterey St. in SLO 805-543-3591 @PhoenixBooksSLO

House of Bread 299 MARSH ST., SLO (805) 542-0255

bread@houseofbread.com houseofbread.com @house_of_bread facebook.com/HOBSLO


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SIPPING TIME Head over to Morro Bay if you want to visit the Best Wine Bar in SLO County—STAX Wine Bar and Bistro.

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

BEST SAN LUIS OBISPO BAR

BEST BARISTA

BEST COFFEE ROASTER

Sidecar Cocktail Co.

Eric Pettis at Blackhorse

Coastal Peaks Coffee

1040 BROAD ST., SLO

1065 HIGUERA ST., SLO

(805) 439-3563

(805) 783-1300

info@sidecarslo.com sidecarslo.com @sidecar_slo facebook.com/sidecarslo

blackhorsecoffee.com facebook.com/Blackhorsecoffee

BEST CUP OF COFFEE BEST NORTH COUNTY BAR

Pine Street Saloon 1234 PINE ST., PASO ROBLES (805) 238-1114

pinestreetsaloon@gmail.com pinestreetsaloon.com @pinestsaloon facebook.com/pinestreetsaloon/?ref=br_rs

BEST NORTH COAST BAR

The Siren 900 MAIN ST., MORRO BAY (805) 225-1312

info@thesirenmorrobay.com thesirenmorrobay.com @thesirenmorrobay facebook.com/thesirenmorrobay

BEST SOUTH COUNTY BAR

Mason Bar & Kitchen 307 E. BRANCH ST., ARROYO GRANDE (805) 202-8918

dan@masonbarag.com masonbarag.com @masonbarandkitchen facebook.com/MasonBarAG

BEST SOUTH COAST BAR

Mr. Rick’s

Scout Coffee Co. 1130 GARDEN ST., SLO 880 FOOTHILL BLVD., SLO (805) 439-2175

hello@scoutcoffee.com scoutcoffee.com @scoutcoffee facebook.com/scoutcoffee

BEST COFFEE SHOP

Scout Coffee Co. 1130 GARDEN ST., SLO 880 FOOTHILL BLVD., SLO

404 FRONT ST., AVILA BEACH

(805) 439-2175

(805) 595-7425

hello@scoutcoffee.com

mrricks.com @mr.ricks_bar facebook.com/MrRicksBeachBar

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scoutcoffee.com @scoutcoffee facebook.com/scoutcoffee

3566 S. HIGUERA, NO. 100, SLO (805) 541-1186

info@coastalpeakscoffee.com coastalpeakscoffee.com @coastalpeaks facebook.com/coastalpeakscoffee

BEST TEA SHOP

The Secret Garden Organic Herb Shop 740 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 544-4372

secretgarden@organicherbshop.com organicherbshop.com @secretgardenslo facebook.com/secretgardenslo

BEST JUICE PLACE

VirtJuice 1200 E. GRAND AVE., UNIT 103, ARROYO GRANDE (805) 994-7076

aidelp@virtjuice.com virtjuice.com @virtjuice facebook.com/virtjuice DRINKS continued page 40


Thank You for Voting Us

BEST COFFEE ROASTER

in SLO County! Come try our Certified Organic and Fair Trade coffees! Our Cafe is OPEN + SAFE 7am-2pm Monday to Saturday

We proudly deliver wholesale coffee to the best offices, restaurants, and coffee shops on the Central Coast. Give us a call for more information · 805-543-0179 3566 S. Higuera Street Suite #100 · San Luis Obispo

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PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

DRINKS from page 38

Thank ewe SLO County!

BEST SMOOTHIE

Jamba Juice SLO, ARROYO GRANDE, ATASCADERO, PASO ROBLES (805) 549-0733

jamba.com/ca/san-luis-obispo @jambajuice facebook.com/jambajuice

BEST WINE BAR

STAX Wine Bar and Bistro 1099 EMBARCADERO, MORRO BAY (805) 772-5055

staxwine@yahoo.com staxwinebar.com @staxwinebar facebook.com/StaxWineBar

Best Bartender: Nicole Walters

Home of the Best!

BEST WINERY FOR RED WINE

Tolosa Winery 4910 EDNA ROAD, SLO

REDS FOR DAYS

New Times readers believe Tolosa Winery in the Edna Valley is the Best Winery for Red Wine in wine country. With several styles and price points to choose from, Primera is the winery’s flagship, a cellar selection of the best barrels of pinot noir from the Edna Ranch.

(805) 544-5855

ednavalleyvineyard.com @ednavalleyvineyard facebook.com/EdnaValleyVineyard

(805) 782-0500

info@tolosawinery.com tolosawinery.com @tolosawinery facebook.com/tolosawine

BEST MAC & CHEESE

BEST BARTENDER

BEST OOFUNTY SLO C

BEST WINERY FOR WHITE WINE

OPEN FOR INDOOR/OUTDOOR DINE-IN AND TAKE-OUT

Edna Valley Vineyard

Open 7 Days a Week @ 11 am for Lunch & Dinner · Happy Hour EVERY DAY 3-6pm

#blacksheepslo 1117 Chorro St., SLO | 805.544.7433 | www.BlackSheepSlo.com

@ racemattersslo presents

Belonging WE ARE HERE RHYTHMS IN BLACK STORIES MATTER in collaboration with local creatives

COMING THIS SPRING stay tuned for more details

photo by @communityroots.project

2021

2585 BIDDLE RANCH ROAD, SLO

Best Cup of Coffee, Best Coffee Shop

Scout Coffee Co.

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’ve tried pretty much every coffee shop in town (and I have an espresso machine at home, so you know I’m serious), and it’s hard to find much to complain about at any of them. They all bring something a little different to the table, whether it’s ample study space or out-of-thebox drinks. At Scout, the coffee itself shines. Whether it’s an Americano or, my personal favorite, a Gibraltar, you can count on Scout to serve an unbeatable drink that hits like nowhere else. And, the true test of a good coffee shop, Scout’s cold brew is actually cold brewed!! With delicious food, adorable merch, and a gorgeous space downtown, it’s no wonder Scout won best overall coffee shop, too. —Kasey Bubnash

BEST WINERY FOR SPARKLING WINE

Laetitia Vineyard & Winery 453 LAETITIA VINEYARD DRIVE, ARROYO GRANDE (805) 481-1772

info@laetitiawine.com laetitiawine.com @laetitiawine facebook.com/laetitiawine

BEST VIRTUAL WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE

Edna Valley Vineyard 2585 BIDDLE RANCH ROAD, SLO (805) 544-5855

ednavalleyvineyard.com @ednavalleyvineyard facebook.com/EdnaValleyVineyard

BEST TASTING ROOM

Edna Valley Vineyard 2585 BIDDLE RANCH ROAD, SLO (805) 544-5855

ednavalleyvineyard.com @ednavalleyvineyard facebook.com/EdnaValleyVineyard DRINKS continued page 42

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Thank You SLO for voting us — “BEST WINERY FOR SPARKLING WINE” for the sixth consecutive year! We invite you to discover our sparkling wines, along with award-winning estate wines, at our coastal property overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Picnic Area | Bocce Ball | Walking Trails Open Daily: 10am–5:30pm 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr. Arroyo Grande | 805.481.1772 | www.laetitiawine.com www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 41


DRINKS from page 40

10 HIGUERA ST., SLO (833) 576-2271

BEST TASTING TRANSPORTATION

SLO Safe Ride

info@krobardistillery.com krobardistillery.com @krobarcraftdistillery facebook.com/krobarcraftdistillery

284 HIGUERA ST., SUITE D, SLO (805) 620-7233

slosaferidemarketing@gmail.com slosaferide.com @slowinetours facebook.com/slosaferide

BEST BREWERY

BarrelHouse Brewing Co. 3055 LIMESTONE WAY, PASO ROBLES 1033 CHORRO ST., BASEMENT LEVEL, SLO (805) 296-1128

barrelhousebrewing.com @bhbc facebook.com/barrelhousebrewing

BEST HAPPY HOUR

Marisol at The Cliffs 2757 SHELL BEACH ROAD, PISMO BEACH (805) 773-5000

marisol@cliffshotelandspa.com cliffshotelandspa.com/dine @thecliffshotelandspa facebook.com/thecliffshotelandspa

BEST PLACE FOR A BEER

BarrelHouse Brewing Co. 3055 LIMESTONE WAY, PASO ROBLES

BEST DISTILLERY

KROBAR Craft Distillery 2174 HIGHWAY 46, PASO ROBLES

HIDDEN GEM

Kirstin Sherritt, Kristen Yogi, Lucinda Kelly, and Claire Gretlein (left to right) bring the best tea around to downtown San Luis Obispo at The Secret Garden Organic Herb Shop.

BEST DRINK WITH A VIEW

Ventana Grill

1033 CHORRO ST., BASEMENT LEVEL, SLO

2575 PRICE ST., PISMO BEACH

(805) 296-1128

(805) 773-0000

barrelhousebrewing.com @bhbc facebook.com/barrelhousebrewing

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ventanagrill.com @ventanagrill facebook.com/VentanaGrillPismoBeach

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

BEST BARTENDER

Nicole Sigman (Black Sheep) 1117 CHORRO ST., SLO (805) 544-7433

info@blacksheepslo.com blacksheepslo.com @blacksheepslo facebook.com/blacksheepslo DRINKS continued page 44


THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST TASTING ROOM IN SAN LUIS OBISPO FOR THE 16TH YEAR IN A ROW. Best Tasting Room Best Virtual Wine Tasting Experience Best Winery for White Wine We are extremely thankful to have had the opportunity to continue to connect with our members and guests by curating specialized experiences that make it possible to enjoy Edna Valley Vineyard in new and exciting ways. Join us for the breathtaking panoramic views from our tasting room, on our relaxing outdoor patios or through the dynamic new virtual experiences available from the comfort of your home. Our dedicated tasting attendants strive to make every interaction unforgettable just as our winemaking team strives to make every glass of wine irresistible.

We thank you for your continued support.

California Table Wine, ©2021 Edna Valley Vineyard, San Luis Obispo, CA.

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US BEST DIVE BAR 2021

DRINKS from page 42

BEST DIVE BAR

McCarthy’s Irish Pub 600 MARCH ST., SLO (805) 544-0286

mccarthysirishpub.com @mccarthysirishpub facebook.com/McCarthysIrishPubSLO

BEST BLOODY MARY

Marisol at The Cliffs 2757 SHELL BEACH ROAD, PISMO BEACH (805) 773-5000

marisol@cliffshotelandspa.com cliffshotelandspa.com/dine @thecliffshotelandspa facebook.com/thecliffshotelandspa

BEST HARD CIDER

SLO Cider 3419 ROBERTO COURT, SUITE C, SLO (805) 439-0865

600 M ARSH S TREET

nate@slociderco.com slociderco.com @slocider facebook.com/slocider

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McCar thy’s Irish Pub

ou want a Midori sour, blended? Don’t come here. McCarthy’s ain’t got no blender, see? It’s a bar, not a damn soda shop. You want a healthy pour of liquor served by take-no-guff bartenders? This is the place. This is where drinkers drink. A real bar. If Charles Bukowski was still alive and lived in SLO, this would be his bar. It would be Hemingway’s bar. James Joyce would drink here. Dorothy Parker, too. Kerouac? Of course. Hunter S. Thompson would drink here but get thrown out for being high on other drugs. That’s the kind of bar McCarthy’s is. —Glen Starkey

SALTY

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

La Esquina Taqueria serves up the Best Margarita, including the Gonzagarita, orange-infused tequila blanco, fresh lime juice, house-made sweet and sour, and French Bauchant liquor.

1033 CHORRO ST., BASEMENT LEVEL, SLO (805) 296-1128

barrelhousebrewing.com @bhbc facebook.com/barrelhousebrewing

BEST MARGARITA

La Esquina Taqueria 1051 NIPOMO ST., SLO (805) 439-4289

laesquinaslo@gmail.com laesquinaslo.com @laesquina_taqueria facebook.com/LaEsquinaSLO

BEST CRAFT COCKTAIL

Sidecar Cocktail Co. 1040 BROAD ST., SLO (805) 439-3563

info@sidecarslo.com sidecarslo.com @sidecar_slo facebook.com/sidecarslo

BEST TO-GO COCKTAIL

Sidecar Cocktail Co. 1040 BROAD ST., SLO (805) 439-3563

info@sidecarslo.com sidecarslo.com @sidecar_slo facebook.com/sidecarslo


THANK YOU SLO

Available all over the Central Coast! Check out SLOCiderCo.com for deets. @ SLOCider

SLO Tasting Room 3419 Roberto Ct PASO Tasting Room 1803 Spring St

BEST WINE BAR

THANK YOU for voting us “BEST SOUTH COUNTY BAR” 2021!

STAX is open! Friday - Sunday 12pm-8pm Staxwinebar.com

High Strung

Local ◆ Original ◆

Music Music Streaming/Downloads at

carolbethhite.bandcamp.com Select Music CD’s at Boo Boo’s Records

307 E. Branch St. in Arroyo Grande | WWW.MasonBarAG.com | 805.202.8918 www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 45


DANCING SCENE

CORE Dance San Luis Obispo students follow COVID19 safety protocols while learning how to make some dance magic at SLO County’s Best Dance Company.

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

palmcinema@aol.com thepalmtheatre.com @palmtheatre facebook.com/ThePalmTheatre/ ?rf=1413260802299962

BEST DJ

Malik Miko malikmikoweddings@gmail.com malikmikoweddings.com @djmalikmiko

BEST THEATER GROUP

SLO Repertory Theatre

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE

SLO Downtown Farmers’ Market

(805) 786-2440

kevin@slorep.org slorep.org @sloreptheatre facebook.com/sloreptheatre

farmers@downtownslo.com downtownslo.com @downtownslofarmersmarket

(805) 286-3680

Palm Theatre 817 PALM ST., SLO (805) 541-5161

(805) 225-1312

info@thesirenmorrobay.com thesirenmorrobay.com @thesirenmorrobay facebook.com/thesirenmorrobay ARTS SCENE continued page 48

Best Movie Theater

BEST DANCE COMPANY

CORE Dance San Luis Obispo 882 RICARDO COURT, SLO

BEST MOVIE THEATER

The Siren 900 MAIN ST., MORRO BAY

3800 MILL ROAD, PASO ROBLES

HIGUERA STREET, SLO (805) 541-0286

BEST PLACE TO CATCH A BAND

Vina Robles Amphitheatre

888 MORRO ST., SLO

BEST COMMUNITY EVENT (CITY SPECIFIC)

amphitheatre@vinarobles.com vinaroblesamphitheatre.com @vinaroblesamp facebook.com/vinaroblesamphitheatre

(805) 541-2669

info@coredanceslo.com coredanceslo.com @coredance.slo facebook.com/coredanceslo

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The Palm Theatre

n a world of strip mall multiplexes, the Palm Theatre stands out. It’s a theater that strives to fill your mind, not just your eyeballs and earholes with the newest blockbuster. Proprietor Jim Dee carefully curates what you see by traveling to film festivals and finding the best in independent and foreign cinema. Dee’s been a cinephile since he was a Poly student in the ’70s, hosting special screenings at various locales until he opened his first theater in 1979. The Palm may not have stadium seating or reclining seats, but it’s where true film lovers have found a home. —Glen Starkey


Thank you!

Reminisce

FOR VOTING ECOSLO AS • THE BEST ENVIRONMENTAL WATCHDOG! •

As we Celebrate our 50th year we'd like to thank our community for all of their support! www.ECOSLO.org

The Reminisce Family thanks you for voting us

Best Antique Shop in SLO County! Find us on Facebook at Keeping Up With Reminisce 1344 Pine Street, Paso Robles • (805) 239-1001

THANK YOU

to our amazing customers for voting us

BEST Place for Camera Equipment ...Again! We couldn’t do it without you

• Scanning

• Darkroom Supplies

• Digital Restoration

• Passport Photos

• In-House Printing

• FREE Parking!

• Photo Finishing

• Open 10am - 5pm

1027 Marsh Street, SLO • photoshopslo.com • (805) 543-4025

We are so honored that you voted us as Best Community Event and Best Farmers’ Market! Beginning May 6th, we are proudly returning to Higuera Street every Thursday from 6-9PM downtownslo.com @downtownslofarmersmarket www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 47


(805) 489-9989

ARTS SCENE from page 46

billsplaceag.com

BEST PLACE FOR KARAOKE

Bill’s Place 112 E. BRANCH ST., ARROYO GRANDE

Best Photographer

Asia Croson

A

sia Croson mastered the art of preserving precious moments on film while making her clients look absolutely amazing. Her secret? She’s the best hype-woman and can literally make you feel like a million bucks in front of her lens. There are a lot of photographers on the Central Coast, but Croson stands out in the industry with her warm and bright photo hues, stunning angles, and naturally composed portraits. Need a new professional headshot, engagement session, senior photo, or maternity shoot? Croson does it all. You can trust that she’ll go to great lengths, even if that means lying on the ground, to get the perfect shot of you. —Karen Garcia

facebook.com/billsplaceag

BEST PLACE TO BUY MUSIC

Boo Boo Records 978 MONTEREY ST., SLO (805) 541-0657

info@booboorecords.com booboorecords.com @booboorecords facebook.com/booboorecords

BEST PLACE TO BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

Lightning Joe’s Guitar Heaven 100 E. BRANCH ST., ARROYO GRANDE (805) 481-2226

info@lightningjoes.com lightningjoes.com @lightningjoes facebook.com/lightningjoesguitarheaven

Keep Dancing SLO County!

TUNES, TUNES, TUNES Boo Boo Records owner Mike White stands in the back of his shop, the Best Place to Buy Music for several years running.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Asia Croson 1242 MONTEREY ST., SLO (805) 888-7448

asiacroson@gmail.com asiacroson.com @asiacrosonphotography

Virtual & Limited In-Person Dance Classes now!

More info at: www.CoreDanceSLO.com

Thank you for voting us Best Dance Company 11 Years in a Row! 805.541.2669 • 882 Ricardo Ct., SLO • info@coredanceslo.com

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

BEST PLACE FOR CAMERA EQUIPMENT

The Photo Shop 1027 MARSH ST., SLO (805) 543-4025

info@photoshopslo.com photoshopslo.com @photoshop_slo facebook.com/ThePhotoShopSLO ARTS SCENE continued page 50

Find Your Bliss AT COSTA GALLERY IN LOS OSOS

NOW SHOWING: Larry Le Brane

Costa Gallery offers affordable art, photography, pottery, jewelry, gifts & cards Michael J Costa is a fine art photographer

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Open Thurs–Mon 11am–5pm or by appointment:

@NewTimesSLO #NewTimesSLO

559.799.9632

2087 10th Street Los Osos michaeljcosta.com @costagallery


We're here to help you through your sticky situation. Tardiff & Saldo Law OOces was established in 2019 when two long-time local firms joined to offer their combined 50+ years of legal experience to serve the people of San Luis Obispo County. Dustin Tardiff and Tyler Saldo grew up in San Luis Obispo, and are now raising their own families here on the Central Coast. They truly love this community, and are committed to offering their knowledge, experience, and records of success dealing with personal injury, business law, estate planning, and other civil cases. That way, their clients can get back to what matters most - their family, their business, and enjoying all that SLO has to offer.

(888) 461-2215 C I V I L L I T I GAT I O N

TardiffSaldo.com •

BUSINESS LAW

@Tardiff Saldo Law •

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BEST KIDS ARTS PROGRAM

The San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum 1010 NIPOMO ST., SLO

PACIFICARRIBEAN

(805) 544-KIDS

info@slocm.org slocm.org @childrensmuseumslo facebook.com/SLOCM

BEST MUSIC SCHOOL

Music Motive SLO, ARROYO GRANDE, PASO ROBLES (805) 543-0377 PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

Artist Juan Alberto Negroni designed and executed the large-scale mural painted on four walls of the Best Art Gallery on the coast, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

office@musicmotive.com musicmotive.com @musicmotive805 facebook.com/MusicMotive

BEST VISUAL ARTIST

Collen Gnos 141 SUBURBAN ROAD, NO. C4, SLO (805) 441-8277

colleen@colleengnos.com gnosart.com @gnosart facebook.com/colleengnosart

BEST ART GALLERY

SLOMA 1010 BROAD ST., SLO (805) 543-8562

info@sloma.org sloma.org @slomuseumofart facebook.com/slomuseumofart

Best Bookstore

Phoenix Books

P

hoenix Books is a literature fanatic’s dream: novels stacked to the ceiling, a cozy maze of bookshelves with innumerable genres to peruse, overflow titles stacked on the floor in some places—a little bit chaotic, but in a comforting way, just like a good book. Look closer, and you’ll find there’s order among the chaos: If you’re looking for some Steinbeck, he will most certainly be among the S’s in the fiction section. Phoenix’s friendly staff is there to lead you in the right direction. Nineteenth century Russian literature, traditional Italian cookbooks, astrology for beginners—you name it, Phoenix probably has it. You might have to do some digging, but that’s half the fun. —Malea Martin kincoffeeca@gmail.com kincoffeebar.com @kin.slo

BEST PUBLIC ART

Kin Coffee Bar 847 HIGUERA ST., SLO

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Voted Best Place for Landscape Products in SLO County

THANK YOU! Flagstone · Boulders · Bark & Wood Chips · Cobblestone Aggregate & Sand · Decorative Gravel Topsoils, Soil Amendments & Blends · Belgard Pavers & Wall Blocks

Stop by today or call for more information! 445 Prado Road, San Luis Obispo 805-595-DIRT (3478) · cclandscapeproducts.com

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Voted Best Smoothie

ARTS SCENE from page 50

Best Local Podcast BEST TATTOO ARTIST

Danny Derrick (San Luis Tattoo Company) 390 HIGUERA ST., SUITE E, SLO (805) 704-9772

sanluistattoo@gmail.com slotattoo.com @sanluistattoocompany facebook.com/SanLuisTattooCo

BEST BOOKSTORE

Phoenix Books 986 MONTEREY ST., SLO (805) 543-3591

It all started 30 years ago with a blender in SLO.

@phoenixbooksslo facebook.com/pages/ Phoenix-Books/121050681242482

BEST LOCAL PODCAST

Your Own Backyard yourownbackyardpodcast@gmail.com

A

Your Own Backyard

lthough 2021 marks the debut of this category, last year’s votes showed that New Times readers were already eager to acknowledge Your Own Backyard, as the podcast took home 2020’s Best Controversy or Scandal award. In reexamining the 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart, podcast creator Chris Lambert was credited by the SLO County Sheriff’s Office for helping find new witnesses, leading to the arrests of prime suspect Paul Flores and his father, Ruben Flores. Recently topping the charts on Apple Podcasts with nearly 10 million downloads to date, Your Own Backyard continues to bring worldwide attention to a case that’s haunted the Central Coast for more than two decades. —Caleb Wiseblood yourownbackyardpodcast.com @yourownbackyardpodcast facebook.com/yourownbackyardpodcast

Download the Jamba app to order ahead or get it delivered

Come Visit Us At Any Of Our Six Locations Here In SLO County!

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Best Music School

THANK YOU!!

805-543-0377 Call or Text! Studio Locations: City of SLO, North County, South County & Zoom!


Vo t e d B e s t M o r t g a g e C o m p a n y

Mariner Mortgage Company, Inc. Michael Hahlbeck and the entire Mariner Mortgage team extend their thanks to San Luis Obispo County for voting us Best Mortgage Company! The team at Mariner Mortgage, Inc. are home loan experts dedicated to making sure your home purchase or refinance experience is top-notch. We’ve been helping customers afford the home of their dreams for 33 years and we love what we do. Get your mortgage questions answered today!

701 East Grand Ave. | Arroyo Grande | (805) 489-6802 | marinermortgage.net | mhahlbeck@marinermortgage.net www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 53


Thank You For Voting Us Best Wood-Fired Pizza On The Central Coast For A 2nd Year In A Row!

Flour House Team Head Pizzaiolo & Co-Owner Alberto Russo Co-Owner Gessica Russo Pizzaioli Antonio Maragliotti & Alessandro Sala

690 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo · (805) 544-5282 · flourhouseslo.com

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Thank You For Voting Us Best Wood-Fired Pizza On The Central Coast For A 2nd Year In A Row!

Flour House Team Head Pizzaiolo & Co-Owner Alberto Russo Co-Owner Gessica Russo Pizzaioli Antonio Maragliotti & Alessandro Sala

690 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo · (805) 544-5282 · flourhouseslo.com

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COMMUNITY-OWNED Kit Sanders strolls through the produce section at the Best Natural Food Store around, the SLO Food Co-op, where you can find organic local produce; grab ’n’ go meals; herbs; bulk grains, nuts, and treats; organic natural meats; and more.

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

farmers@downtownslo.com downtownslo.com @downtownslofarmersmarket

(805) 593-0255

fredandbettys@sloclassical.org fredandbettys.org @fredandbettys

BEST NATURAL FOOD STORE

SLO Food Co-op 2494 VICTORIA AVE., SLO (805) 544-7928

BEST GROCERY STORE

California Fresh Market 555 FIVE CITIES DRIVE, PISMO BEACH 771 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., SLO (805) 250-1425

socialmedia@californiafreshmarket.com californiafreshmarket.com @californiafreshmarkets facebook.com/CaliforniaFreshMarkets

marketing@slofood.coop slofood.coop @slofoodcoop facebook.com/SLOFoodCoop

facebook.com/Fred-and-Bettys-450446985068476

BEST CONSIGNMENT SHOP

Finders Keepers 1124 GARDEN ST., SLO (805) 545-9879

slofinderskeepers@gmail.com

BEST ANTIQUE SHOP

Reminisce Antiques

finderskeepersconsignment1.com @findersboutiqueslo facebook.com/finders.k.consignment

1344 PINE ST., PASO ROBLES

BEST HOME FURNISHINGS STORE

(805) 239-1001

Habitat Home & Garden

@reminisceantiques facebook.com/1344pinesstreet

BEST FARMERS’ MARKET

777 MARSH ST., SLO

BEST THRIFT STORE

(805) 541-4275

HIGUERA STREET, SLO

Fred & Betty’s Thrift Store

contact@habitathomeandgarden.com

(805) 541-0286

532 HIGUERA ST., SLO

SLO Downtown Farmers’ Market

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habitathomeandgarden.com @habitathomeandgarden facebook.com/HabitatHomeandGarden

BEST MATTRESS STORE

Christian’s Mattress Xpress SLO, ARROYO GRANDE, ATASCADERO, PASO ROBLES

info@christiansmattress.com christiansmattress.com @christiansmattressca facebook.com/christiansmattress

BEST SOLAR COMPANY

Sunrun

810 FIERO LANE, SLO (833) 324-5886

sunrun.com @sunrunsolar facebook.com/sunrun

BEST HARDWARE STORE

Miner’s Ace Hardware SLO, ARROYO GRANDE, GROVER BEACH, LOS OSOS, MORRO BAY, ATASCADERO, NIPOMO

minershardware.com @acehardware facebook.com/Minershardware GOODS continued page 58


Voted

Best Bike Rental

Thank You, SLO!

767 E. Foothill Blvd., Ste. B San Luis Obispo • 805-541-4101 www.foothillcyclery.com

Complete music productions

3 Yearows ! Thank you for voting Browder Painting Co. the in a R Best Home Painting Service in SLO County

Rob Vermeulen is a partner of:

BEST PLACE TO BUY MUSIC Thank you, SLO County!

Vinyl · CDs · DVDs · Books Apparel·Turntables·& More

978 Monterey St. · SLO 805-541-0657·booboorecords.com

GOWESTMUSICGROUP.COM

ARRANGEMENTS · RECORDINGS MIXING · VOICEOVERS Demos - Singles Albums - Soundtracks

Residential Painting · Commercial Painting · Faux Finishes Interior/Exterior Painting · Cabinet Painting & Refinishing

805.801.9841 RobboMusic.com info@robbomusic.com

Have a Brush with Quality

Call us today for a quote! 805-544-0547 www.BrowderPainting.com

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BEST TIRE STORE

The Tire Store

BEST USED CAR DEALER

McCarthy’s

252 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 544-9259

777 HIGUERA ST., SLO

tirestoreslo.com facebook.com/pages/ The-Tire-Store/155138064523441

(805) 544-1900

info@mccarthywholesale.com mccarthyslo.com facebook.com/mccarthywholesale

BEST OIL CHANGE

Jiffy Lube

BEST NEW CAR DEALER

STYLE AND FLAIR

110 HIGUERA ST., SLO

Sunset Honda

200 OAK HILL ROAD, PASO ROBLES (805) 544-6698

12250 LOS OSOS VALLEY ROAD, SLO

jiffylube.com facebook.com/jiffylube

(805) 876-9285

info@sunsethonda.com sunsethonda.com @sunsethonda facebook.com/sunsethonda

BEST SMOG CHECK

Dave’s Automotive

BEST CAR WASH

847 RICARDO COURT, SLO (805) 543-3366

Quiky Car Wash

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

723 WOODBRIDGE ST., SLO (805) 543-9274

westcoastdetailslo@gmail.com westcoastdetailslo.com facebook.com/WestCoastDetailingSLO

BEST FLOWER SHOP

Open Air Flowers 1055 OSOS ST., SLO

SLO, ATASCADERO (805) 597-8698

BEST AUTO DETAILER

info@quickycarwash.com quikycarwash.com @quiky_car_wash facebook.com/QuikyCarWash

West Coast Detailing

(805) 541-1417

openairflowers@gmail.com openairflowersslo.com @openairflowers facebook.com/openairflowersslo

Samantha Stauch can help you find the perfect fit with a little bit of panache at the Best Women’s Clothing Store, Ambiance Boutique on Higuera Street in downtown SLO.

BEST NURSERY/GARDEN STORE

Miner’s Ace Hardware SLO, ARROYO GRANDE, GROVER BEACH, LOS OSOS, MORRO BAY, ATASCADERO, NIPOMO

minershardware.com @acehardware facebook.com/Minershardware GOODS continued page 60

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST CLEANING SERVICE

Family-owned since 1967, Pioneer Carpet Cleaners has been keeping the homes & businesses on the Central Coast clean for over 50 years!

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www.PioneerSLO.com


locally owned and operated

PRICES ARE BORN HERE... RAISED ELSEWHERE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! • Tires • Wheels BEST TIRE STORE

• Brakes • Shocks • Alignment

M-F: 8AM - 5:30PM S: 8AM - 3PM SUN: Closed

(805) 541-8473 252 HIGUERA STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO

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BEST SHOE STORE

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

GOODS from page 58

BEST PLACE FOR LANDSCAPE PRODUCTS

Central Coast Landscape Products 445 PRADO ROAD, SLO (805) 595-3478

sales@cclandscapeproducts.com cclandscapeproducts.com facebook.com/centralcoastlandscapeproducts

BEST EYEWEAR STORE

Urban Optics 1001 HIGUERA ST., SUITE E, SLO (805) 543-5200

info@urbanoptics.com urbanoptics.com @urbanopticsslo facebook.com/UrbanOptics

Now through May 9th: Purchase a pair of Naot shoes, receive a free gift and draw for a discount.

BEST JEWELRY STORE

Baxter Moerman 1128 GARDEN ST., SLO

Try on a pair of Naot shoes and enter to win a free pair!

(805) 801-9117

info@baxtermoerman.com baxtermoerman.com @baxtermoerman facebook.com/baxtermoerman

Best Community Event, Best Farmers’ Market

SLO Downtown Far mers’ Mar ket

S

487 Madonna Road #3, San Luis Obispo Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5:45pm, Sun: 12-4:45pm

Virtual Shop: MikesShoesSanLuisObispo.com

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an Luis Obispo County’s favorite weekly farmers’ market is finally back after disappearing for more than a year—and thank God! The community sorely missed this Thursday night fixture on Higuera Street during the pandemic, but we obviously didn’t forget it: Voters awarded it Best Community Event and Best Farmers’ Market this year. With typically bustling crowds of between 5,000 and 14,000 people each week, this flagship market features dozens of vendors selling anything from fresh-picked local produce, to fresh-off-thegrill tri-tip. While the market is indeed back from its hiatus, it’ll be a bit longer until it rocks like it did before. We’ll try to stay patient! —Peter Johnson

DOWNTOWN FLORA

Open Air Flowers has brightened up Osos Street for years with its selection of buds and petals that spill out onto the sidewalk. Owner Leslie Weber holds up a collection of orchids from the display at the Best Flower Shop in the county.

BEST SHOE STORE

Mike’s Shoes 487 MADONNA ROAD, NO. 3, SLO (805) 547-9593

mikesshoessanluisobispo.com @mikesshoesslo facebook.com/MikesShoes

BEST MEN‘S CLOTHING STORE

Patrick James 641 HIGUERA ST., SUITE 100, SLO (805) 549-9593

customercare@patrickjames.com patrickjames.com @shoppatrickjames facebook.com/shoppatrickjames

BEST WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE

Ambiance Boutique 737 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 540-3380

info@shopambiance.com shopambiance.com @ambianceslo facebook.com/AmbianceBoutiques

BEST COMPUTER SHOP

AllTech Computers 917 E. GRAND AVE., ARROYO GRANDE (805) 474-1169

info@alltechslo.com alltechslo.com @alltechslo facebook.com/alltechcomputersag GOODS continued page 62


Rock ’n’ Roll and Mr. Cool

Helping You Hear The Things You Love I heard that. BEST AUDIOLOGIST Thank you, SLO!

No, you didn’t. Did someone say something?

With the best advice and equipment on the Central Coast Call us today for your consultation

805 541-1790

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BEST PET GROOMER BEST TOY STORE

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING US!

Tom’s Toys

487 MADONNA ROAD, NO. 3, SLO (805) 547-9593

mikesshoessanluisobispo.com @mikesshoesslo facebook.com/MikesShoes

Best Natural Food Store

W

FOR THE 2ND TIME!

2314 BROAD ST., SLO (805) 543-8930

thegoldenpawslo@gmail.com facebook.com/ The-Golden-Paw-SLO-125252204246332

BEST PET SUPPLY STORE

SLO Food Co-op

IS PROUD TO BE VOTED THE BEST BIKE SHOP IN SLO COUNTY

The Golden Paw

hen it comes to practicing what you preach, the SLO Food Co-op sets the gold standard. This community-owned grocery store off Broad Street talks a big game about healthy and sustainable foods, and it’s more than lived up to it for nearly 50 years. The co-op always has its shelves well stocked with organic (and practical) grocery items, from produce, to bulk items, to herbs and teas; its list of locally sourced products is dizzyingly long; and, of course, a huge perk of the co-op is the delightful, wholesome shopping experience. Smiles and friendly interactions are a guarantee! —Peter Johnson

Lemos Feed & Pet Supply ARROYO GRANDE, SLO, ATASCADERO, PASO ROBLES, MORRO BAY, LOS OSOS, NIPOMO (805) 489-9243

info@lemospet.com lemospet.com @lemospet805 facebook.com/lemospet805

BEST PET SITTER OR BOARDING

Thousand Hills Pet Resort 173 BUCKLEY ROAD, SLO (805) 250-4491

thpr@thousandhillspetresort.com thousandhillspetresort.com @thousandhillspetresort facebook.com/thousandhillspetresort

Thank You

Mention This Ad At Checkout And Receive 10% Off Your Sale

for choosing us as your best pet supply store in SLO County!

Save $3 now! Dog Wash Discount $12 Regularly $15

3988 SHORT ST. · SUITE 110 SAN LUIS OBISPO

multiple back-saving tubs sanitized after every wash professional dryers assortment of shampoos one towel & apron provided we clean up the mess! Valid for Washes at Paso Robles, Atascadero, Morro Bay, & Los Osos. Must show or mention this coupon. Offer ends 5/31/21.

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SL O F O ST BE D TE VO

need sleep?

Thank you from our family to yours since 1992

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MOM

Megan’s Organic Market is a winner, winner, cannabisinfused dinner, nabbing Best New Company of 2020, Best Place to buy CBD, and Best Cannabis Dispensary in this year’s Best Of San Luis Obispo County readers poll.

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

BEST NEWS SOURCE

BEST HOME PAINTING SERVICE

KSBY

Browder Painting Company

1772 CALLE JOAQUIN, SLO (805) 541-6666

news@ksby.com ksby.com @ksbynews facebook.com/ksbynews

BEST NEW COMPANY OF 2020

Megan’s Organic Market 280 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 592-1420

hello@megansslo.com megansorganicmarket.com @megansslo facebook.com/megansslo

BEST RADIO STATION

KCBX 4100 VACHELL LANE, SLO (805) 549-8855

interact@kcbx.org kcbx.org @kcbxfm facebook.com/kcbxfm

BEST CLEANING SERVICE

Pioneer Carpet Cleaners 1376 PHILLIPS LANE, SLO (805) 544-4761

office@pioneerslo.com pioneerslo.com @pioneercarpetcleaners facebook.com/PioneerCarpet

BEST GENERAL CONTRACTOR

T. Simmons Co. Inc.

8325 PORTOLA ROAD, ATASCADERO (805) 461-3375

811 RICARDO COURT, SLO (805) 544-0547

info@browderpainting.com browderpainting.com @browderpainting facebook.com/browderpainting

BEST MOVING COMPANY

Meathead Movers 7306, 3600 S. HIGUERA ST., SLO

BEST LANDSCAPE SERVICE

Purlieu Landscape Design & Build 725 BUCKLEY ROAD, SUITE A, SLO (805) 439-1757

taylor@purlieulandscapes.com purlieulandscapes.com @purlieulandscapes facebook.com/purlieulandscapes

(805) 544-6328

customerservice@meatheadmovers.com meatheadmovers.com @meatheadmovers facebook.com/MeatheadMovers

BEST PEST CONTROL SERVICE

Brezden Pest Control 3261 S. HIGUERA ST., SUITE 100, SLO (805) 544-9446

23O W. TEFFT ST., NIPOMO (805) 929-0700

BEST YARD MAINTENANCE SERVICE

zcorp@tsimonsinc.com tsimonsinc.com

Gilbert’s

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Landscape & Maintenance

support@brezdenpest.com brezdenpest.com facebook.com/Brezden.Pest.Control ABOUT TOWN continued page 66


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Thank you for voting us Best Dessert!

ABOUT TOWN from page 64

BEST POOL/SPA CARE SERVICE

Carefree Pools and Spas

Cleaning 5455-B TRAFFIC WAY, ATASCADERO (805) 466-1812

michaelswindows1977@gmail.com michaelswindowcleaning.org facebook.com/michaelswindowsandscreens

202B TANK FARM ROAD, SLO (805) 544-7773

info@carefreeslo.com

BEST AUTO MECHANIC

carefreepoolsandspas.com

Rizzoli’s Automotive

BEST TREE TRIMMING SERVICE

Bunyon Bros. Tree Service

2584 VICTORIA AVE., SLO (805) 215-1793

rizzolisautomotive.com facebook.com/RizzolisAutomotiveSLO

LOS RANCHOS ROAD AND HIGHWAY 227 (805) 547-1903

contact@bunyonbros.com bunyonbros.com @bunyonbrostreeservice facebook.com/bunyonbrostreeserviceSLO

BEST CPA

Glenn Burdette 1150 PALM ST., SLO 102 S. VINE ST., PASO ROBLES (805) 544-1441

BEST WINDOW CLEANING SERVICE

Michael’s Window

info@glennburdette.com glennburdette.com @glennburdette_cpas facebook.com/glennburdette ABOUT TOWN continued page 68

Thank you for your trust. We are honored to be voted the Best Ophthalmology office for Lasik Eye Surgery!

San Luis Obispo Santa Maria Pismo Beach Paso Robles Orcutt Lompoc Optical Concepts (Santa Maria) 66 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com


Thank you for voting us Home of the Transparent Lease!

BEST NEW CAR DEALER We appreciate you SLO County!

WE NEED YOUR TRADE-INS!

12250 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo Family Owned Since 1977

805-619-5545 • SunsetHonda.com www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 67


COLOR COORDINATOR

ABOUT TOWN from page 66

Meet the painting professionals at the Best Home Painting Company in SLO County: Danielle Burk, Nick Nystrom, Jennifer Browder, Ryan Browder, Dirk Kenyon, Latia Blair, and Colleen Stefanek from Browder Painting Company.

BEST DRY CLEANER

Paul’s Dry Cleaners & Laundry 214 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 543-2250

rudis@charter.net paulsdrycleaners.com

BEST LAWYER

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers 1025 FARMHOUSE LANE, NO. 2F, SLO (805) 544-0100

harrispersonalinjury@gmail.com harrispersonalinjury.com @harrispersonalinjury facebook.com/HarrisPersonalInjury ABOUT TOWN continued page 70 PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

Thank you San Luis Obispo County for voting us Best Oil Change! Jiffy Lube Central Coast

Time to hit the open road! 7 Locations to serve you. Paso Robles, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande Santa Maria, Goleta, Santa Barbara 68 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com


V O T E D B E S T L AW Y E R I N S L O C O U N T Y

HARRIS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, INC. Managing attorney, Ryan Harris, thanks all who voted Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. the best lawyer in San Luis Obispo County for the 5th consecutive year! Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. represents people injured in auto accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death and other injuries caused by the negligence of others. For a FREE consultation, contact our law firm today. We are available 24/7.

harrispersonalinjury.com | (805) 544 - 0100 | 1025 Farmhouse Lane, 2F, San Luis Obispo www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 69


60 ZACA LANE, SLO

ABOUT TOWN from page 68

(805) 544-5118

kph-inc.com facebook.com/knechtsplumbingandheating

BEST LOCAL BANK/ CREDIT UNION

SESLOC ARROYO GRANDE, ATASCADERO, PASO ROBLES, SLO

info@sesloc.org sesloc.org @sesloc_fcu facebook.com/sesloc

BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Richardson Properties 735 TANK FARM ROAD, SUITE 130, SLO (805) 781-6040

BEST MORTGAGE COMPANY

Mariner Mortgage 701 E. GRAND AVE., ARROYO GRANDE (805) 489-6802

mhahlbeck@marinermortgage.net marinermortgage.net @mariner_mtg facebook.com/MarinerMortgage

info@richardsonproperties.com richardsonproperties.com @richardsonproperties facebook.com/RichardsonProp

PEARLY WHITES

SLO Smiles dentists, Dr. Craig Main (left) and Dr. Ian Leopold, are all smiles over their practice’s win for Best Dentist this year.

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

BEST ACUPUNCTURIST

Michelle Hamiliton of Zen Den

BEST PLUMBER

1349 MONTEREY ST., SLO

Knecht’s Plumbing & Heating

(805) 360-5800

info@zendenslo.com zendenslo.com @zendenslo facebook.com/zendenslo

BEST AUDIOLOGIST

Karen Scott Audiology 3220 S. HIGUERA ST., SUITE 320, SLO (805) 541-1790

info@karenscottaudiology.com karenscottaudiology.com facebook.com/ Karen-Scott-Audiology-140993289294585

Jack’s All-American Plumbing Proudly serving the entire Central Coast with quality service! 24/7 SERVICE • 805.925.0199

JacksPlumbing.net 70 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

SLO Wellness Center 1428 PHILLIPS LANE, NO. 300, SLO 2231 BAY VIEW HIEGHTS DRIVE, LOS OSOS (805) 543-8688

monica@slowellness.com slowellness.com @slowellnesscenter facebook.com/SLOWellnessCenter ABOUT TOWN continued page 72


Proud to be part of the San Luis Obispo community since 2009.

2021 NEW TIMES BEST IN SLO

BEST JEWELRY STORE • BEST PLACE TO BUY A WEDDING RING

M O D E R N • C L A S S I C • J E W E L R Y

11 2 8

G A R D E N

S T R E E T

S A N

L U I S

O B I S P O

W W W . B A X T E R M O E R M A N . C O M

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ABOUT TOWN from page 70

BEST DOCTOR

Dr. David Schultz (Urban Optics) 1001 HIGUERA ST., SUITE E, SLO (805) 543-5200

info@urbanoptics.com urbanoptics.com @urbanopticsslo facebook.com/UrbanOptics

BEST DENTIST

SLO Smiles 878 WALNUT ST., SLO (805) 541-0550

radkins@slosmiles.com slosmiles.com @slosmiles facebook.com/SLOSmiles

BEST ORTHODONTIST

Garrett Orthodontics 1312 GARDEN ST., SLO (805) 544-3223

garrettortho.com

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Spirit Winds Physical Therapy

VOTED BEST SALON 2 TIMES IN A ROW!

1231 E. Grand Ave., Ste. 103 • Arroyo Grande 805-202-8992 • indie-salon.com

1422 MONTEREY ST., SUITE C-102, SLO (805) 543-5100

info@spiritwindstherapy.com spiritwindstherapy.com @spiritwindspt facebook.com/SpiritWindsPT/?ref=hl

BEST VETERINARIAN

Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic 990 PRICE ST., PISMO BEACH (805) 773-0474

Thank you SLO County for voting us BEST PLASTIC SURGEONS OFFICE 2021! Stop by and check out our exclusive private label skin care!

plastic surgery center Wally Hosn M.D. 72 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com

1250 Peach Street Suite D • San Luis Obispo (805) 541-0330 • www.iloveplasticsurgery.com

pbvcstaff@gmail.com pismobeachvet.com @pismobeachvet facebook.com/PismoBeachVet


www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 73


TIME FOR A CUT? Nic Cano cuts Ben Schlesier’s hair at The Ritual, which doubles as a men’s clothing (and other cool things) store and won Best Barber Shop.

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

Club Fitness BEST NAIL SALON

BEST PLACE TO GET WAXED

@Nails

The Cheeky Parlor

1519 FROOM RANCH WAY, SLO (805) 543-2268

business@atnails.com atnails.com @Nails facebook.com/nailsalons

BEST LASH BAR BEST HAIR SALON

Indie Salon 1231 E. GRAND AVE., SUITE 103, ARROYO GRANDE (805) 202-8992

indiesalon@mail.com indie-salon.com @indie.salon facebook.com/Indiesaloninc

OATS 630 HIGH ST., SLO (805) 252-5353

oats.organic@gmail.com oats630high.com @oats_slo facebook.com/OATS630High

BEST BARBER SHOP

Beauty Poet

The Ritual

1920 BROAD ST., SLO (805) 439-4114

theritual805.com @theritual805

hello@thecheekyparlor.com thecheekyparlor.com @thecheekyparlor facebook.com/cheekyparlor/ ?rf=2294969750715426

BEST PLACE TO GET A MASSAGE

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort & Spa 1215 AVILA BEACH DRIVE, SLO (805) 595-7302

BEST PLACE FOR SKIN CARE

787 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 596-0360

3000 BROAD ST., SUITE 102, SLO (805) 550-9591

beautypoet1920@gmail.com thebeautypoet.com @thebeautypoet facebook.com/thebeautypoet

74 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com

info@smsr.com sycamoresprings.com @sycamoresprings facebook.com/sycamoremineralsprings

BEST HEALTH CLUB/GYM

Kennedy

ARROYO GRANDE, ATASCADERO, PASO ROBLES, SLO

sloservice@kennedyclubs.com kennedyclubs.com @kennedyclubfitness facebook.com/pages/KennedyClub-Fitness/142524735785568

BEST YOGA STUDIO

Spark Yoga 977 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., SUITE 111, SLO (805) 439-1848

hello@smileatspark.com smileatspark.com @sparkyogaslo facebook.com/smileatspark

BEST MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO

Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu SLO, ATASCADERO, ARROYO GRANDE (805) 305-7512

paragonslo@sbcglobal.net paragonbjjslo.com LIFESTYLE continued page 76


Thanks for the love, SLO! We love you back! We're committed to serving the community in and out of the shop through regular volunteer work and donations to local organizations that benefit the city and its residents. We're proud to serve you, SLO!

280 HIGUERA STREET, SLO

MEGANSORGANICMARKET.COM

805-592-1420

Lic# C10-0000728-LIC

www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 75


Voted Best Martial Arts Studio In SLO County! SAN LUIS OBISPO 235 Tank Farm Rd.

ATASCADERO 8665 El Camino Real

ARROYO GRANDE 1420 E. Grand Ave.

(805) 305-7512 ParagonBJJSLO.com

Thank you to our community for supporting us!

BEST MARTIAL ARTS STUDIO Mallory and Chris Lovato take students to the next level at their Paragon Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studios.

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

LIFESTYLE from page 74

BEST ALTERNATIVE HEALER

Dr. Zoe Wells Naturopathic Medicine 2 JAMES WAY, SUITE 107-B, PIMSO BEACH (805) 295-6718

drzoefrontdesk@gmail.com drzoe.com @drzoewells facebook.com/DrZoeWells

1250 PEACH ST., SUITE D, SLO (805) 541-0330

office@drhosn.com iloveplasticsurgery.com @drwallyhosn facebook.com/drwallyhosn

BEST LASIK SURGERY

Pacific Eye SLO, PISMO BEACH, PASO ROBLES (805) 545-8100

BEST LIFE COACH

Gemi Bertram-Lant

(Nourish the Brain Institute) 668 MARSH ST., SUITE 9, SLO (805) 550-7232

info@nourishthebrain.com nourishthebraininstitute.com @nourishthebraininstitute facebook.com/nourishthebraininstitute

BEST PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Wally Hosn 76 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com

(Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center)

marketing@paceyemd.com paceyemd.com @paceyemd facebook.com/PacEyeMD

BEST PLACE TO BUY CBD

Megan’s Organic Market 280 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 592-1420

hello@megansslo.com megansorganicmarket.com @megansslo facebook.com/megansslo LIFESTYLE continued page 78


Thank You for Voting Us BEST GROCERY STORE! SOLVANG

SAN LUIS OBISPO

PISMO BEACH

771 E. Foothill Boulevard 805-250-1425

555 Five Cities Drive 805-295-7162

2886 Mission Dr. 805-688-4300

Open Daily 6am - 10pm

Open Daily 6am - 10pm

Open Daily 6am - 10pm

www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 77


LIFESTYLE from page 76

@megansslo facebook.com/megansslo

BEST CANNABIS DISPENSARY

Megan’s Organic Market 280 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 592-1420

hello@megansslo.com megansorganicmarket.com @megansslo facebook.com/megansslo

BEST BUDTENDER

Leah Goldman of Megan’s Organic Market 280 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 592-1420

hello@megansslo.com megansorganicmarket.com

BEST CANNABIS DELIVERY SERVICE

Natural Healing Center 988 HUSTON ST., GROVER BEACH 495 MORRO BAY BLVD., MORRO BAY (805) 201-1498

sales@nhcgroverbeach.com nhcdispensaries.com @nhcgroverbeach facebook.com/ NaturalHealingCenterGroverBeach

BEST SMOKE SHOP

Amsterdam Vape Cafe & Gallery 1519 W. GRAND AVE., GROVER BEACH (805) 481-3585

amsterdamcafeandgallery@gmail.com amsterdamcafeandgallery.com @amsterdam_vapecafe facebook.com/amsterdamvapecafe

78 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com


Best Outdoor Store

Hike • Camp • Climb • Ski • Snowboard Car Racks • Travel

667 Marsh St. Downtown San Luis Obispo themountainair.com www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 79


SAND AND SURF

Although Morro Bay isn’t always the sunniest spot on the coast, it is the Best Surf Spot in the county, according to New Times readers.

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

@themountainair

BEST BIKE RENTAL

Foothill Cyclery 767 E. FOOTHILL BLVD., SUITE B, SLO (805) 541-4101

BEST BIKE TRAIL

Bob Jones Trail AVILA BEACH

sales@foothillcyclery.com foothillcyclery.com @foothillcyclery facebook.com/foothillcyclery

facebook.com/TheMountainAir

(805) 543-3000

BEST PLACE TO RENT AN RV

Paso Robles RV Rental PASO ROBLES (805) 712-2046

pasorvreservations@gmail.com pasoroblesrvrentals.com

(805) 544-9096

BEST HIKE

lcslo.org lcslo.org @landconservancyslo facebook.com/ The-Land-Conservancy-of-San-Luis-ObispoCounty-98093522918

Bishop Peak

facebook.com/CentralCoastRVrental

BEST CAMPGROUND

(805) 781-7302

Lopez Lake 6800 LOPEZ DRIVE, ARROYO GRANDE

sloparks@co.slo.ca.us

Art’s Cyclery

slocountyparks.com

(805) 439-3915

artscyclery@gmail.com artscyclery.com @artscyclery facebook.com/ArtsCyclery

BEST OUTDOOR STORE

@slocountyparks

The Mountain Air

facebook.com/slocoparks

667 MARSH ST., SUITE D, SLO (805) 543-1676

BEST HORSEBACK RIDING

customerservice@themountainair.com themountainair.com

Madonna Inn

80 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com

BEST TACK SHOP

Riding Warehouse (800) 620-9145

info@ridingwarehouse.com ridingwarehouse.com @ridingwarehouse facebook.com/ridingwarehouse

(805) 788-2381

BEST BIKE SHOP

3988 SHORT ST., NO. 110, SLO

reservation@madonnainn.com madonnainn.com @madonnainntrailrides facebook.com/madonnainntrailrides

181 SUBURBAN ROAD, SLO

PATRICIA DRIVE, SLO

recnews@slocity.org slocity.org @pixonpeaks facebook.com/sloparksandrec

Trail Rides 100 MADONNA ROAD, SLO

BEST SURF SPOT

Morro Bay info@morrobay.org morrobay.org/blog/post/surfing-morro-bay @morrobayca facebook.com/morrobayca GET OUT continued page 82


MEATHEAD MEATHEADMOVERS.COM | (805) 544-6328

BEST MOVERS! WINNERS!

www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 81


GET OUT from page 80

@slooceancurrents facebook.com/SLOSCUBA

PADDLE AWAY

Make like a duck and find the Best Boat Rental in SLO County by visiting the Lopez Lake Marina.

BEST BOARD SHOP

Central Coast Surfboards 855 MARSH ST., SLO (805) 541-1129

info@ccsurf.com ccsurf.com @ccsurf facebook.com/ccsurf

BEST WATERSPORT RENTAL

Avila Beach Paddlesports 3915 AVILA BEACH DRIVE, AVILA BEACH (805) 704-6902

info@slocoastkayaks.com avilabeachpaddlesports.com @avilabeachpaddlesports facebook.com/AvilaPaddlesports

BEST PLACE TO GET SWIMWEAR

SLO Swim 795 HIGUERA ST., SLO (805) 781-9604

sloswim@att.net sloswim.com @sloswim facebook.com/sloswim

BEST BOAT RENTAL

Lopez Lake Marina 6820 LOPEZ DRIVE, ARROYO GRANDE (805) 489-1006

lopezlakemarina@yahoo.com lopezlakemarina.com @lopezlakemarina facebook.com/lopezlakemarina

BEST DIVE SHOP

SLO Ocean Currents 3121 S. HIGUERA, SUITE B, SLO (805) 544-7227

info@slooceancurrents.com slooceancurrents.com

BEST FISHING CHARTER

Patriot Sportfishing

HARTFORD PIER, PORT SAN LUIS

Thank you for voting us Best Place to Rent an RV in SLO County!

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

1215 EMBARCADERO, SUITE A, MORRO BAY (805) 595-7200

patriotsportfishing.com facebook.com/PatriotSportFishing

BEST GOLF COURSE BEST HOTEL OR RESORT

The Cliffs Hotel & Spa 2757 SHELL BEACH ROAD, PISMO BEACH (805) 773-5000

info@cliffshotelandspa.com cliffshotelandspa.com

(805) 712-2046

PasoRVreservations@gmail.com 82 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com

Morro Bay Golf Course 201 STATE PARK BLVD., MORRO BAY (805) 772-1923

golfmorrobay.com facebook.com/MorroBayGolfCourse GET OUT continued page 84

THANK YOU! Best Used Car Dealer

13 Years!!

PasoRoblesRVrentals.com

@thecliffshotelandspa facebook.com/thecliffshotelandspa

Celebrating 42 years of serving San Luis Obispo County!

Buy - Sell - Consign - CASH for Cars

805-544-1900 · 43 HIGUERA STREET · SLO CHECK OUR INVENTORY AT

mccarthyslo.com • SINCE 1979


VOTED

BEST FISHING CHARTER IN SLO COUNTY

PATRIOT

Thank you to the Patriot Sportfishing Family! Patriot•Phenix•Flying Fish•Avenger•Endeavor Starfire•Captain Stewʼs Bay Cruise PHENIX

FLYING FISH

AVENGER

JOIN US AT OUR 2 LOCATIONS! ENDEAVOR

STARFIRE

CAPTAINS STEWʼS BAY CRUISE

Harford Pier, Port San Luis (805) 595-7200 patriotsportfishing.com

1215 Embarcadero Suite A, Morro Bay (805) 771-5500 morrobaylanding.com

www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 83


Best Place to Get a Massage, Best Staycation

Sycamor e Mineral Springs Resor t and Spa

L

ocally, nothing screams “treat yo’ self” or “live your best life” more to me than lounging in a hillside hot tub at Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa in Avila Beach. As if providing the chance to bask in luxurious, on-site mineral water wasn’t enough (whether by reserving one of the resort’s private hot tubs or its famous Oasis Waterfall Lagoon), Sycamore also offers top-notch massages and facials. Appointment availability for either service can be viewed on the resort’s website, which describes the venue as an invitation to “leave stresses and distractions behind while opening the mind and body to pure engagement with our healing atmosphere.” —Caleb Wiseblood

GET OUT from page 82

@sycamoresprings facebook.com/sycamoremineralsprings

BEST STAYCATION

Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort and Spa 1215 AVILA BEACH DRIVE, SLO (805) 595-7302

info@smsr.com sycamoresprings.com

BEST DOG PARK

Elm Street Dog Park 1221 ASH ST., ARROYO GRANDE

elmstreetdogpark@gmail.com elmstreetdogpark.org @elmstreetdogpark facebook.com/Elmstreetdogpark

Voted Best Alternative Healer “Thanking our loyal customers for their votes and patronage.”

Dr. Zoe Wells Personalized healthcare with integrative medicine Visit us for health care built for you! 2 James Way Ste 107-B, Pismo Beach

(805) 295-6718 or (805) 541-2614 drzoe.com

6 41 H I G U E R A S T . # 10 0 , S A N L U I S O B I S P O , C A 9 3 4 01 805-549-9593

Thank You SLO Community For Your Votes!

WWW.PATRIC KJAMES.C OM

Thank You_AD.indd 2

4/29/21 9:16 PM

The best wave of your life is still out there…and we’re stoked that SLO County voted us Best Surf Spot!

#rocksolidtogether #maskupmorrobay 84 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com


TRAIL RIDES 7 DAYS A WEEK Ages 7 & up: no experience necessary Reservations: trailrides@madonnainn.com or 805-550-5307

Arcadian Gardens

Unique & Artistic Carpentry Arcadian Gardens Arcadian Gardens

Unique& & Artistic Artistic Carpentry Unique Carpentry AND MASONRY

Special Effects Award Special Special Winner

AND MASONRY MASONRY AND

WE SUIT YOU BEST

Effects Award Effects Awa Winner

THANK YOU!

Winner

Largest selection of mix-and-match swimwear on the Central Coast

Decks · Sheds · Faux Villages ·FULLY Rails · Stairs · Pergolas ·CARPENTRY Arbors · Fences&· MASONRY Walls · Patios UNIQUE AND ARTISTIC FUNCTIONAL • Sheds • Water • Fences • Arbors • Walls • Patios Decks Experience withFeatures a Flair John Ruggiero Designer/Contractor

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

ArcadianGardens.net

Brands include L Space, Frankie’s, Sunsets and LaBlanca OPEN Mon–Sat 10am–6pm Sun 11am–6pm

CA state Contractors License #551951

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

Experience with a Flair John Ruggiero Designer/Contractor

Decks · Sheds · Faux Villages · Rails · Stairs · Pergolas · Arbors · Fences · Walls · P 805-237-0672 or email shannon@arcadiangardens.net 795 HIGUERA STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO (805) 781-9604 sloswim@att.net

ArcadianGardens.net Experience with a Flair John Ruggiero Designer/Contractor CA state Contractors License #551951

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

ArcadianGardens.net CA state Contractors License #551951

www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 85


BEST WEDDING VENUE

The Cliffs Hotel & Spa 2757 SHELL BEACH ROAD, PISMO BEACH (805) 773-5000

info@cliffshotelandspa.com cliffshotelandspa.com @thecliffshotelandspa facebook.com/thecliffshotelandspa

BEST WEDDING PLANNER

Embark Event Design

DREAM DRESS

Moondance Bridal Manager Olivia Pereira can help brides-to-be with tough decisions about length, cut, material, fit, and more at the Best Bridal Shop, located on Santa Barbara Avenue in San Luis Obispo.

1842 PINECOVE DRIVE, SLO (805) 503-2625

sarah@embarkeventdesign.com embarkeventdesign.com @embarkeventdesign facebook.com/embarkeventdesign GETTING HITCHED continued page 88

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

from

TheRitual VO T E D B E S T BA R B E R S H O P 5 Y E A R S I N A ROW !

86 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com


Tastings • Tours • Food • Live Music • Weddings • Private Events

OPEN DAILY 10A-6P, OPEN LATE TILL 8P ON FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS (excluding special events) BOOK RESERVATIONS ON OUR WEBSITE 3090 Anderson Road Paso Robles , CA 93446 | toothandnailwine.com | 805.369.6100 | service@toothandnailwine.com

www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 87


GETTING HITCHED from page 86

BEST BRIDAL SHOP BEST PLACE TO BUY A WEDDING RING

Baxter Moerman

Moondance Bridal 1880 SANTA BARBARA AVE., SUITE 130, SLO

1128 GARDEN ST., SLO

(805) 788-0811

(805) 801-9117

hello@moondancebridal.com

info@baxtermoerman.com

moondancebridal.com

baxtermoerman.com @baxtermoerman

@moondancebridal facebook.com/moondancebridal

facebook.com/baxtermoerman

BEST LIMO SERVICE

Elegant Image Limousine 853 QUINTANA ROAD, MORRO BAY (805) 772-5390

elegantimagelimousine@gmail.com elegantimagelimos.com @elegantimagelimousine facebook.com/elegantimagelimousine

Thank you to our Moondance B rides for voting us #1 B ridal Shop.

We have the Best B rides!

1880 Santa Barbara Avenue | Suite 130 | San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-788-0811 | moonstonebridal.com | @moondancebridal 88 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com


ADVENTURE

WITH US IN 2021!

* TOURS * SALES * CLASSES * REPAIRS

Good air day? Smoke Impacts? Sign up for phone alerts today! SLOCleanAir.org (805) 781-5912

Early Alert for Blowing Dust on Nipomo Mesa

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Dinosaur Caves! Standard text messaging rates may apply. Your privacy is important to us, we will not sell or spam your number.

Best Lash Bar

• Organic Airbrush Tanning Salon • Lashes • Cryo Tone • Sugaring

Central Coast

KaYaKs

1879 Shell Beach Rd. 805-773-3500 By appt. only: 805.252.5353 www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 89


ENJOY IT

Apparently the Best Thing About SLO County is the weather, so get out to places like Morro Bay and soak up that temperate climate.

BEST PUBLIC OFFICIAL

Heidi Harmon 990 PALM ST., SLO (805) 540-4137

hharmon@slocity.org heidiharmon.org

BEST USE OF TAXPAYERS’ MONEY

Road Repair 976 OSOS ST., ROOM 206, SLO (805) 781-5252

publicworks@co.slo.ca.us slocounty.ca.gov facebook.com/SLOCountyGov COMMUNITY WATCH continued page 92

PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

Thank you for voting us

BEST WINGS

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE!

SUMMER FAMILY SPECIAL $50 (any day)

Award-Winning Patricio’s Pizza for Take-Out or Delivery

One 16” 3 Topping Pizza + 12 Wings + 1 House Salad + 4 Sodas

#1 REAL ESTATE COMPANY SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

30 YEARS OF SERVING THE CENTRAL COAST RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, NEW HOME COMMUNITIES

Pizza · Pasta · Wings · Salads Beer · Wine · Great Desserts!

Richardson Properties is honored to be named Best Real Estate Company in San Luis Obispo County again, and for the fourth year in a row! For over 30 years Richardson Properties has helped guide the real estate needs for families on the Central Coast, committed to the communities in which we live.

1301 W. Grand Ave. • Grover Beach

(805) 474.1000 · www.letswingit.com From Our Family to Yours 90 • New Times • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • www.newtimesslo.com

Richardson Properties | Christie’s International Real Estate DRE License #01465507

+1 805.781.6040 | RICHARDSONPROPERTIES.COM


Top Dog… The Cat’s Meow…

www.asiacroson.com @asiacrosonphotography

The BEST Veterinarian in SLO County! Thank You for Voting Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic the Best Veterinarian in SLO County!

VOTED BEST PHOTOGRAPHER IN SLO COUNTY

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • HOUSE CALLS • IN-HOUSE RX • WELLNESS PLANS

EXTENDED HOURS STARTING JUNE 11TH • MONDAY–FRIDAY 8:30AM–1OPM See Why We’re Voted Number One!

Thanks for Voting Us Number One!

New Patients

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FREE

FREE FREE Dental Brushing Demo

Check-up for your dog or cat

Pet Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Please mention this offer when calling for your appointment. Offer expires 8/31/21

Please mention this offer when calling for your appointment. Offer expires 8/31/21

We are your best friend's best friend!

990 Price Street Pismo Beach

(805) 773-0474 pismobeachvet.com

PURLIEU LANDSCAPE

DESIGN

+

BUILD

License #996677

Voted Best Car Detailing Service in SLO County! • Complete interior and exterior detailing • Scratch removal • Headlight restoration • Paint protection • Paint correction • Ceramic coating

723 Woodbridge St. San Luis Obispo

WestCoastDetailSLO.com (805) 543-9274

Recognized member of the International Detailing Association (IDA) with over 22 years of experience!

www.newtimesslo.com • May 6 - May 13, 2021 • New Times • 91


Thank you SLO Community!

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RAMBLIN’ ON AND ON Led Zepagain brings its Led Zeppelin tribute show to BarrelHouse Brewing on May 13.

Led Zeppelin tribute band Led Zepagain plays BarrelHouse Brewing

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ow do I love thee, Led Zeppelin? Let me count the ways: Dread Zeppelin, Lez Zeppelin, Zepparella, Kashmir, Get The Led Out, Zoso, Led Blimpie, No Quarter, Led Zeppelin 2, Zeppelin Complete, Led Zepplica. There are some great Zep tribute bands in there, some who have come and gone, but one is about to celebrate its 33rd anniversary and play at Paso’s BarrelHouse Brewing Company next Thursday, May 13 (7 p.m., $40 to $55 on eventbrite.com). Led Zepagain formed in Ventura way back in 1988, just eight years after drummer John Bonham died, effectively ending what many describe as the greatest rock band in history. Featuring vocalist/harmonica player Swan Montgomery as Robert Plant, guitarist/ mandolinist Anthony David as Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist/percussionist Jim Wootten as John Paul Jones, and drummer/percussions Derek Smith as John Bonham, Led Zepagain has been praised by Zep’s very own Jimmy Page After attending a Led Zepagain show in January of 2004, Page said, “It’s amazing how much you sound like us. You must have grown up on this because you were inside the music, and you paid attention to detail in your presentation … I can tell you guys really love our music!” Not bad, eh? Many consider Led Zepagain as the “most accurate and authentic replication of Led Zeppelin in the world today,” according to their press materials, which never lie. The band was also featured on AXS TV’s World’s Greatest Tribute Bands in 2014 and asked to come back for an encore performance in March of 2017 to perform the iconic Led Zeppelin IV album in its entirety. They have more than a million downloads on iTunes to their credit and

have recorded five tribute albums on Sony Music Entertainment Japan. The band members attended the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena by invitation of Page, when Bonham’s son Jason Bonham sat in on drums. Later in 2009, Jason came to one of Zepagain’s shows and sat in on the Led Zeppelin hit “Rock and Roll,” which is available to see on YouTube. The BarrelHouse show will be outdoors, reduced capacity, and socially distanced. No tickets will be sold at the venue, and I love this part: “Any ticket suspected of being purchased for the sole purpose of reselling can be canceled at the discretion of Barrelhouse Brewing Co., Good Medicine Presents LLC, or Eventbrite. “Face Masks are required by all guests whenever they are outside of their car or pod,” the disclaimer continues. “All ticket holders freely and voluntarily assume ALL RISKS, HAZARDS, AND DANGERS arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting a communicable disease or illness (including exposure to COVID-19, a bacteria, virus, or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness), whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and hereby covenant not to sue and waive, release, and discharge any and all claims and potential claims against Barrelhouse Brewing Co., Good Medicine Presents LLC, and any and all affiliates, owners, members, officers, principals, directors, employees, agents, and volunteers relating to such risks to the fullest extent allowed under California law.” Live music’s back, but shit’s gotten weird, man. Also, I’m not responsible if you get sick either!

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SLO Library and Chula Vista Public Library co-host virtual talk with author Jason Reynolds

On Wednesday, May 26, the San Luis Obispo Library and Chula Vista Public Library will co-host a virtual Q-and-A discussion with New York Times best-selling author Jason Reynolds, as part of the 2021 Book to Action program. The livestream will start at 6 p.m. and is expected to be an hour long. Reynolds will be answering questions about his book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You during the event. Visit jasonwritesbooks.com for more info on the author, who also wrote Look Both Ways, For Everyone, and Long Way Down. Pre-registration to join the upcoming webinar is required in advance. Call (805) 781-5991 or visit slolibrary.org to find out more about the program and other Book to Action events. The SLO Library is located at 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

Vicky Hoffman hosts sketchbooking workshop at Marie Ramey Fine Art

On Saturday, May 15, Maria Ramey Fine Art in Atascadero presents For Your Eyes Only: Sketchbook Freedom, a sketchbooking workshop led by local artist and art instructor Vicky Hoffman, from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees are required to wear masks during this class. Admission is $50, which includes all supplies needed to complete the workshop. Call (310) 993-1732 or visit vickyhoffman.com to find out more about the event and other upcoming workshops led by Hoffman. Marie Ramey Fine Art is located at 7460 Pinal Ave., Atascadero.

Santa Maria calendar photography contest open to SLO and SB County residents

The Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department is currently accepting entries into its 2022 Calendar Photo Contest. The deadline to submit is May 31. San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County residents are welcome to participate, but the department will only accept photos that were taken at one of Santa Maria’s 28 city parks or the city’s regional park, Los Flores Ranch Park. Participants of the contest are encouraged to take photos, whether on a cellphone or with professional camera equipment, that “depict a moment in time found in nature,” according to press materials. A total of 13 submissions will be chosen by the department to be included in the 2022 calendar (12 for the different months and one for the cover). All of the contest’s winners will receive a special gift pack and other prizes. Visit cityofsantamaria.org/ recreation for more info. ∆ —Caleb Wiseblood

Music journalist Aaron Carnes lays out the case for ska music

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ype “criticism of ska music” into Google and you’ll likely come across webpages such as “10 Things You Hate About Ska” or “Everyone Hates Ska.” Of course, it’s not true. Tons of people love the relentless upbeat nature of ska, yet it’s a very divisive genre. Enter In Defense of Ska, a new book by Santa Cruz Good Times music editor Aaron Carnes, which came out May 4 on Clash Books. Though it’s aimed at ska haters, hoping to change their minds, the book is essential reading for ska lovers. “I wrote my book so that it would appeal both to ska lovers and haters, or rather people that have dismissed the genre as something not worth their time,” Carnes explained in an email interview. “Obviously the angle of the book is to push back on popular culture’s narrative around ska, that it’s a punchline and doesn’t really deserve critical respect the way other genres do. I hope that non-ska fans and ska haters take the challenge and read it and see if I can get them to change some of their opinions, stereotypes, and preconceived notions about ska. “It’s not my goal to get people to like ska,” Carnes continued. “I want them to regard it as a worthwhile genre. It’s my opinion that if they give it more regard, they’ll probably find some songs they like, but that’s beside the point. Like I said, I also wrote this book with ska fans in mind. There’s tons of stories I dug up that even hardcore ska fans probably haven’t heard yet. I think the journey through the different ska stories will be a lot of fun for the fans of the genre to read. I also think people who don’t like ska will enjoy the stories too. But I had to challenge BOOK COVER them to give COURTESY OF CAM EVANS it a shot because— since they don’t take the music seriously— they would never consider reading it.” Despite being a big ska fan, reading Carnes’ book made me feel ignorant of the genre. His knowledge runs deep! On a scale of 1 to 10, just how IN DEFENSE OF SKA obsessed with Over the course of more ska is he? than 300 pages, Aaron Carnes explains why ska “I think music deserves your respect considering through countless interviews, the fact that personal essays, and obscure I spent seven anecdotes. years working

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on a ska book, the only correct answer is 10,” he quipped. “Either I’m obsessed with ska or being a thorough music journalist. Probably both. Honestly, ska was my absolute favorite style of music in the ’90s. And it really bummed me out as I got older and became a professional music journalist that this style of music that I love and that has meant so much to me was treated as a punchline. So I probably went overboard in making sure this book was jam-packed with compelling stories.” One story he takes a deep dive into is Propagandhi’s classic 1993 song “Ska Sucks,” which at the time was very controversial, and then Carnes proceeds to segue into an obscure prior event at the time—a brawl between punks and Nazis at a 1989 Green Day, Samiam, and Econochrist show in Sacramento. Then he circles back around to explain “Ska Sucks” was really in response to Nazi skinheads infiltrating the ska scene. How in the world did he dig up all these amazing stories? “Understanding the history behind ‘Ska Sucks’ was challenging because [Propagandhi frontman] Chris Hannah doesn’t talk about ‘Ska Sucks’ much and he didn’t respond to my interview requests. I had heard rumors about the song’s history but couldn’t confirm them. It turns out, Chris did open up about the song on [podcast] Turned Out A Punk, which a friend told me about. That gave me my primary source. For the Green Day story, I learned about that because it was a cut scene from the documentary Turn It Around. Great movie by the way. A friend of mine directed it. “In conversation once, he told me about the infamous Green Day show,” Carnes continued. “I took particular interest in the story because I currently live in Sacramento, the city where it happened, and I’d never heard about the show. I filed that away in my memory. As I was working on the ‘Ska Sucks’ chapter, it got me thinking about how Nazis were a common problem at shows back in the ’80s and ’90s, and I thought I could illustrate that point by bringing up the Green Day show. The Nazi problems at all these shows also demonstrates pretty clearly that the alt-right didn’t pop up out of nowhere in 2015. It’s been here for a long time.” For those who aren’t familiar, the song goes, “Ska sucks/ Ska revival isn’t cool you stupid fuck/ The bands are only in it for the bucks/ And if you don’t believe me you’re a schmuck/ But the trend will die out with any luck.” I always found the line “the bands are only in it for the bucks” ironic because most ska bands have, like, eight people playing a four-hour show for 200 bucks. Plus you’ve got to haul all the equipment around, and Carnes being a drummer knows that pain better than anyone. How can anyone think people play ska to get rich? “I guess people assume if you’re on MTV you’re probably rich. Not true for most of the musicians. And yeah, being in a ska band is probably the dumbest way to try to get rich. There’s way too many people in the band!” Reading through his book, it seems Carnes’ favorite of the three ska periods is the 2 Tone ska revival of the ’70s and ’80s. The third wave had some great bands but also a lot of shallow novelty bands that I think led to the backlash against ska. Am I right?

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UNABASHED SKA LOVER Santa Cruz Good Times music editor Aaron Carnes loves ska music and he’s not afraid to show it, which is why he wrote a book about it.

“I think the 2 Tone period is probably the best time for ska,” Carnes agreed, “but it was a short period and there weren’t many bands. It was over so fast. What came after 2 Tone isn’t a single period. Thousands of bands all over the world came as a result of 2 Tone ska. I don’t even think in terms of ‘third wave ska’ because it’s an inaccurate descriptor of ska’s journey. There were some bands that got viewed as novelty acts that got big, but there were a lot of bands doing totally different things with ska at the same time. I don’t have any issue with Reel Big Fish or Aquabats. They’re great bands. Every band in the ’90s did their own thing, and it was awesome. The problem was that mainstream culture didn’t understand ska and assumed that whatever few bands got famous somehow defined ska. It didn’t. And none of those bands would have told you that. Some of my favorite records were released while ska was mainstream, but they were off the radar. MU330 released Crab Rangoon in 1997. It deals with heartbreak and religious trauma. It’s influenced by Weezer as much as by ska. It was a flop, but I think one of the best ’90s ska albums. There’s hundreds of great, underrated ’90s ska albums like that.” Carnes’ former band, Flat Planet, was part of the third wave, inspired by Skankin’ Pickle, a band that used to tour through San Luis Obispo on the regular. Carnes hailed from Gilroy at the time. Did Flat Planet ever tour through SLO Town? “We never did make it to SLO. We played SoCal a few times, but other than a show in Pomona, they were always in the Inland Empire. Not sure why. I think they were just easier to book. I would have loved to play in SLO.” Carnes’ book is available locally at Boo Boo Records—shop local!—but also online at amazon.com. ∆ Contact Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.


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Split Screen MAN ON FIRE Navy SEAL John Clark (Michael B. Jordan, right) chokes CIA operative Robert Ritter (Jamie Bell) in Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, a new straightto-streaming film on Amazon Prime.

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Glen This film has the right ingredients. Stefano Sollima (Gomorrah, Sicaro: Day of the Soldado) has proven himself adept at directing gritty action. Novelist Tom Clancy (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games) regularly supplies Hollywood with compelling source material. Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or Highwater, Wind River) knows how to put together a propulsive story. Stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Guy Pearce, and relative unknown Jodie Turner-Smith turn in solid performances. So why does this film feel so flat? Clancy’s novel was released in 1993, so perhaps it feels a little dated. Russian villains seems so … I don’t know, Cold War era? The story is also remarkably simple. Man kills a bunch of bad guys, associates of bad guys kill man’s wife, man tortures and murders Russian ambassador for info about one bad guy who escapes, man goes to prison, man finds a way out of prison, man seeks revenge. Sure, there are a few side deals happening, like Bell’s sleazy CIA operative Robert Ritter, who seems to have some ulterior motives going on, but where the film is going and whether or not it will get there are never in doubt. If you have Amazon Prime, it’s free with your subscription, so why not watch? If you don’t have Amazon Prime, there’s nothing remarkable enough about the film to warrant signing up for it now. Anna I’m all for a gripping revenge flick, and while Without Remorse ticks a lot of boxes in that genre, it’s certainly not one I’ll be revisiting when I need to see

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What’s it rated? R When? 2021 Where’s it showing? Amazon Prime What’s it worth, Anna? Stream it What’s it worth, Glen? Stream it a bereaved lover exact revenge on his enemies. It’s got plenty of action. There is no shortage of bullets flying and bad guys fleeing, but at no point did I feel like the film had anything novel to offer—which is fine. Not every movie can be solid gold from start to finish. It’s already paid for as part of our Amazon Prime subscription, so why not spend a couple of hours giving it a chance? I may even venture to say it would be worth a Redbox grab if you see it there, but beyond that I’m out. I loved both Hell or Highwater and Wind River, but to tell you the truth I wouldn’t have guessed this flick came from the same screenwriter. It lacks a lot compared to those films, and it feels pretty hollow beyond the guise of John’s mission to destroy those who destroyed his life. That said, Jordan is good here—he’s a sympathetic character and a certified badass as is TurnerSmith’s character Karen Greer. The two work well together; they just aren’t given a whole lot to work with. Glen In Sheridan’s defense, he’s adapting Clancy’s story, so there’s only so much he can do. I love Clancy’s Jack Ryan stories, and John Clark is a character in the Jack Ryan universe, so I thought I’d like this film a lot more than I did. Turner-Smith

definitely helped keep my interest. Her Karen Greer is a Navy SEAL and also the daughter of Adm. Greer (played by James Earl Jones in The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games, and Clear and Present Danger), who’s Jack Ryan’s boss at the CIA. The John Clark character actually appears in the Jack Ryan film The Sum of All Fears, played by Liev Schreiber. I can’t fault Jordan. He comes off as a credible special ops soldier. I think it comes down to a flat, predictable story. This is supposed to be the first of a two-film series, and I’ll definitely give the next one a chance, but unlike most of the Jack Ryan films, I doubt I’ll be revisiting Without Remorse. Anna I didn’t realize that all these stories connect. I’ve certainly heard of Tom Clancy but didn’t realize the scope of the universe he has created and how many of those characters have ended up in movie scripts. It’s a tough film to rate because while I don’t necessarily endorse it, I also can’t say I hated it; it was simply underwhelming. This pandemic has upped a lot of people’s viewing hours, and we are no exception. Sometimes it feels like we’ve watched everything out there, so I’m not going to pooh-pooh a new film, even if it doesn’t quite hit the mark. If you already have Amazon and need some action on the screen, this just might hold you over until the next big action movie comes out. Otherwise, you won’t miss much if you decide to skip it. Δ Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and freelancer Anna Starkey write Split Screen. Glen compiles streaming listings. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. PHOTO COURTESY OF FLORENTINE FILMS, GETTY IMAGES, AND PBS

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Tastes like chik’n LA-based pop-up Vuture Food brings its famed vegan ‘junk food’ to San Luis Obispo

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hen you think about vegan food, you probably don’t imagine the kind of carb-loaded fast food you’d crave after a night out at the bars with your friends. The kind that’s greasy and juicy and bad for you in all the best ways. But at Vuture Food, a Los Angelesbased pop-up restaurant that prides itself on serving up hot vegan “junk food,” changing the world’s perception of vegan food is the whole point. “What we’re trying to do is spread kind of a broader aspect that vegan food doesn’t just have to be wheatgrass shots and tree bark,” said Vuture caterer Gomez, who goes by his last name, Gomez, and Gomez only. Gomez is one of a handful of Vuture employees who travel all over the U.S. to show off the company’s renowned chickeninspired fried “chik’n” sandwiches, which are made with deep-fried soy patties, come with a variety of sauces and toppings, and are amazingly reminiscent of actual chicken sandwiches. On April 29, Vuture stopped in San Luis Obispo and set up shop outside Broad Street Public House, where hungry customers lined up by the dozens to get a taste of the plant-based grub. I grabbed a beer—a refreshing kölsch that Broad Street Public House had on draft—and ordered what Gomez told me were some of the crowd favorites: The classic crispy chik’n sandwich, topped with pickles and housemade vegan ranch dressing; the mango habanero chik’n sandwich, slathered in sweet and spicy sauce that had a true kick; and the buffalo chicken fries, crisp ruffle-cut fries dripping with hot buffalo sauce and creamy vegan ranch. A disclaimer: I’m not a vegan because I personally don’t think I could live without cheese. But I totally get the overall mission of plant-based eating. It’s healthy, it’s better for the planet, and I

JUNK FOOD Vuture Food is an LA-based pop-up restaurant that serves vegan “junk food” all over the U.S. Vuture stopped by SLO’s Broad Street Public House on April 29, where they served up their famous imitation fried chicken sandwiches. PHOTOS BY KASEY BUBNASH

BEAN PIE, GET YOUR BEAN PIE Fatimah Hassan’s vegan bean pies, which somehow contain all the warm buttery goodness of any traditional pie, stole the show at Vuture Food’s pop-up event in San Luis Obispo on April 29.

fully support all the motivated and kindhearted vegans and vegetarians out there who are doing what they can to make the world a better place. Even so, I’m generally skeptical of vegan and veggie products marketed as replacements to real meat and dairy. I’ve had vegan “cheese” that tasted like gelatinous nuts. I’ve had “bacon” tempeh that tasted like a smoked sponge. It’s. Just. Not. The same. But the instant I bit into Vuture’s classic sandwich my worries dissolved. Gomez, who also doesn’t consider himself vegan, was right. “You don’t have to be vegan to taste our

burger buns, slathered with creamy ranch, and topped with vinegary pickles, the overall experience is remarkably similar to what you’d have at Popeyes or Chick-fil-A. It’s no wonder Vuture has more than 49,000 followers on Instagram and draws crowds of hundreds to some of its events, despite opening just recently in 2018. Before the Vuture crew hit San Luis Obispo, A FOLLOWING Gomez, a Vuture caterer, takes orders as a they’d made stops line builds at Vuture Food’s pop-up vegan junk food event in in Utah, Colorado, San Luis Obispo. and Wyoming. After their trip through food and go, ‘Holy shit,’” he told me before California, they’ll head all the way to the the event. East Coast and make their way through the South too. The soy patty is, of course, not quite They’re aiming, Gomez said, for cities identical to chicken in texture or flavor. that might not have a lot of vegan options But coated in Vuture’s crispy, flavorful breading, slapped between two gorgeous

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tremendously. She decided she needed to make fun food that she could eat, and for others like her. After perfecting her vegan bean pie, she tested it on her unsuspecting family. They were shocked to later learn that the pie they’d eaten lacked animal products entirely. Now she sells bean, butternut, and sweet potato pies, alongside vegan cheesecakes, cobblers, cakes, and cookies. It took her more than a year to get some of the recipes just right. Hassan graciously gave me a strawberry cheesecake and bean pie to try out, and, honestly, I don’t know how she did it. Both were absolutely delicious, but the bean pie in particular could have fooled me in a second. I would have never in a million years guessed that you could make such a delicious pie crust without butter. So I guess Hassan was right, too. “You can eat healthy,” she said, “and fun and tasty.” ∆ Staff Writer Kasey Bubnash can be reached at kbubnash@newtimesslo.com.

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FILE NO. 2021-0882 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/17/1995) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BAYSIDE PAINTING, 1154 13Th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Brian Goodwin (1154 13Th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michael Brian Goodwin, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-07-21. 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. 04-07-26. April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0886 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TERRAVAS, EARTHVAS, 1246 Mesa Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Laura Lynn Vernazza Cole, Kyle Eugene Cole (1246 Mesa Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Laura Lynn Vernazza Cole, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 04-08-26. April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0888 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/22/1994) New Filing The following person is doing business as, T & N ENTERPRISES, 5095 Whispering Oak Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Nancy Payne (5095 Whispering Oak Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Nancy Payne. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, M. Stilletto, Deputy. Exp. 04-08-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0893 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ROSE’S BAR AND GRILL, 725 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Rose’s Landing, Inc. (725 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Rose’s Landing, Inc., Susan Redican, Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 04-08-26. April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0895 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, A AND R AUTO, 901 Larable Court, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Jennifer L. Moore (901 Larable Court, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jennifer L. Moore, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 04-08-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0896 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/13/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PINEVIEW MOBILE ESTATES, 9540 Avonne Ave., San Simeon, CA 93452. San Luis Obispo County. DH Pineview MHP, LLC (1121 E. Philadelphia St., Ontario, CA 91761). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ DH Pineview MHP, LLC, Michael Snyder, Chief Financial Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, M. Stilletto, Deputy. Exp. 04-08-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0901 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, UNIQUE FINDS, 22417 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Sherry Deanne Christianson (7670 Valle Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Sherry Deanne Christianson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-0921. 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. 04-09-26. April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0902 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ONE RUSTIC SHED, 22417 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Amie Morgan Hiltbrand (8935 Ortega Road, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Amie Morgan Hiltbrand. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 04-09-26. April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0903 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/09/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CLASSIC ROCK ODYSSEY MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, 2565 Fowler Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. David Michael Apodaca (2565 Fowler Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ David M Apodaca, Owner / Producer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 04-09-26. April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0904 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/07/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO COUNTY E-MOTORSPORTS, 4734 Tumbleweed Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Danny R Pineda (4734 Tumbleweed Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Danny R Pineda. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 04-09-26. April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0905 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, UNIQUE STYLES, 573 12th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Daniel Ramon Morales (1933 Fieldstone Circle, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Daniel Ramon Morales, Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 04-09-26. April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0906 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HEAVENLEE MASSAGE, 725 Country Wood Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Alana Logan (725 Country Wood Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Alana Logan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 04-09-26. April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0907 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST CUSTOM WINE CABINETS, 207 Suburban Rd. #5, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Mark Alan Marroquin (222 Via Le Paz, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Mark Marroquin, Founder/Builder. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 04-09-26. April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0909 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/22/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TATUM ASPHALT, 1550 Michigan Way, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. B C Tatum Ventures, Inc. (1550 Michigan Way, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ B C Tatum Ventures, Inc., Charessa Tatum, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 04-09-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0910 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RELEVANT SPACE, 1550 Michigan Way, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. B C Tatum Ventures, LLC. (1550 Michigan Way, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ B C Tatum Ventures, LLC, Charessa Tatum, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 04-09-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0921 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/23/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LEVEL UP ORGANIZING, 3960 S. Higuera St. #110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Linda Sue Caldwell (3960 S. Higuera St. #110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A Trust /s/ Linda Caldwell, Trustee. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-12-21. 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. 04-12-26. April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0925 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CHARGED FUTURE, 294 Craig Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Andrew Darya Oreizi (294 Craig Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Andrew Darya Oreizi, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-1221. 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. 04-12-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0962 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COOLTURA MEXICANA, 204 Aspen Street Apt. D1, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Melina Saligan-Tejada (204 Aspen Street Apt. D1, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Melina Saligan-Tejada. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-15-21. 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. 04-15-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0975 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/16/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, J & M FLOORING, 1809 14th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Jose Luis Salgado (1809 14th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jose Luis Salgado. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-16-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 04-16-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0993 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/12/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MICHELLE’S BOOKKEEPING SERVICES ETC, 319 Buena Fortuna Circle, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Michelle Caudill (319 Buena Fortuna Circle, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michelle Caudill. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-20-21. 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. 04-20-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0951 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/29/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SOMETHING BRIDAL, 530 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Something Bridal LLC (417 Jaycee Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Something Bridal LLC, Reanna Janowicz, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-14-21. 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. 04-14-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0966 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/16/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, POKRAJAC AUTOMOTIVE, 887 Ricardo Court, Suite 110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Central Coast Performance, LLC (887 Ricardo Court, Suite 110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Central Coast Performance, LLC, Michael Pokrajac, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-16-21. 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. 04-16-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0977 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/16/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MULTI-PURPOSE MIKE, 2135 Cypress St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. John Michael Bussie (2135 Cypress St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ John Michael Bussie. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-16-21. 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. 04-16-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0996 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/15/2010) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RHCF, ROCK HARBOR, ROCK HARBOR CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 1475 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship (1475 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship, Cyndy Fee, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-20-21. 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. 04-20-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0954 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/08/2006) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GREATER CALIFORNIA FINANCIAL SERVICES, 4301 Secondwind Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. GCFS, Inc. (3091 Governors Lake Drive, Suite 500, Peachtree Corners, GA 30071). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ GCFS, Inc., Robert Chalavoutis, Chief Financial Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-15-21. 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. 04-15-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0970 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/04/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ILLUMINATE SPA & BOUTIQUE, 257 S. Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Naomi Camille Wilkinson, Sean Forest Wilkinson (2907 Santa Barbara Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Sean Forest Wilkinson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-16-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 04-16-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0956 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/29/2008) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EARTH TONE GENERAL CONTRACTING, 2370 Crest Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Paul Trent (2370 Crest Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Paul Trent, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-15-21. 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. 04-15-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0958 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/15/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SAPPHIRE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, 1308 Monterey Street, Suite 250, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. NTE Investments LLC (1308 Monterey Street, Suite 250, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ NTE Investments LLC, Rodney Trujillo, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-15-21. 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. 04-15-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0972 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ELITE FAMILY VISITS, 875 Santa Ysabel Avenue #18, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Lucinda Louise Quintanar-Petit (875 Santa Ysabel Avenue #18, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Lucinda L. Quintanar-Petit, Owner/Operator. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-16-21. 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. 04-16-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0974 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ALEXA B HEALTH COACH, 15550 Abierto Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Alexa Van Ness Buerger (15550 Abierto Road, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Alexa V. Buerger. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-1621. 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. 04-16-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-0978 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/16/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SAPPER BUILDERS, 835 Tanis Pl., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Ivan M. Meza (835 Tanis Pl., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ivan M Meza. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-19-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 04-19-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1021 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, INDULGE LIMO & WINE TOURS, 132 N D Street, Exeter, CA 93221. Tulare County. Connoisseur Limo and Wine Tours, LLC (PO Box 127, Exeter, CA 93221). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Connoisseur Limo and Wine Tours, LLC, Michael D. Moore, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-22-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 04-22-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-1032 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE PEOPLE OF PURPOSE, 2 James Way, Suite 212, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Cucchiara Chris (302 S. Mason Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Chris Cucchiara, Founder/CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-23-21. 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. 0423-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1041 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/19/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ALIGN WEALTH COACHING, 179 Niblick Road #241, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Victoria Sexton (179 Niblick Road #241, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Victoria Sexton, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-23-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, M. Stilletto, Deputy. Exp. 04-23-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-1010 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/16/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE HIDDEN KITCHEN, 2164 Center Street, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Hidden Kitchen LLC (113 North Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Hidden Kitchen LLC, Amanecer Eizner, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-2121. 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. 04-21-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1004 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MIKE’S RECORD RACK, 201 West Grand Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. William Michael Leming, Lori Lynn Leming (531 Grand Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ William Michael Leming. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-21-21. 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. 04-21-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-1014 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST BARBELL, 1081 Highland Way, Ste. A, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Iron Forge Fitness LLC (1081 Highland Way, Ste. A, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Iron Forge Fitness LLC, Daniel Arevalo Naranjo, Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-21-21. 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. 04-21-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1005 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TAYLOR HEALTH SPA, 791 Price St. #336, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Kristin Nichole Hardy (791 Price St. #336, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kristin Nichole Hardy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 0421-21. 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. 04-21-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-1016 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BLAST 825 BREWERY, 1462 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. SLO Taps, LLC (241 S. Braodway St.101, Orcutt, CA 93455). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ SLO Taps, LLC, Wendy Ferdinandi, Executive Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-22-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 04-22-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1008 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/15/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OZO, MEZO AGAVE, TOMA AGAVE, 211 Fraxinella Street, Encinitas, CA 92024. San Diego County. Juice Mongers, LLC (211 Fraxinella Street, Encinitas, CA 92024). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Juice Mongers, LLC, Spencer Matthew Johnston, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-21-21. 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. 04-21-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1009 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/16/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE HIDDEN KITCHEN, 113 North Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Hidden Kitchen LLC (113 North Ocean Avenue, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Hidden Kitchen LLC, Amanecer Eizner, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-21-21. 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. 04-21-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0983 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/19/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO LEASE, 1129 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Weintraub (1129 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michael Weintraub, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-19-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 04-19-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-0984 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MONARCH GALLERY, 755 Main Street, Unit B, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Natalie Claire Mark-Konczak (410 Weymouth Street, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Natalie Claire MarkKonczak. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-19-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 04-19-26. April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1017 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ME-N-ED’S ON TAP, 750 Price St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. SLO Taps, LLC (241 S. Braodway St. Ste. 101/206, Orcutt, CA 93455). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ SLO Taps, LLC, Wendy Ferdinandi, Executive Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-22-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 04-22-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-1022 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/13/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PRADO MEDICAL GROUP, 1531 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. 301 Prado Group, LLC (1531 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ 301 Prado Group, LLC, David Sansone, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-22-21. 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. 04-22-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1027 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/22/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, UNIFY HAIR STUDIO, UNIFY HAIR, 2280 Sunset Drive, Ste. C, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Sean Letzin Levahn (1299 Los Olivos Ave. #19, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Sean Letzin Levahn. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-22-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 0422-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1028 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/22/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PRESTIGE SHOWER DOOR, 60 Prado Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Mid Coast Suppliers Inc. (60 Prado Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Mid Coast Suppliers Inc., Paul A. Sverchek, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-22-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 04-22-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1030 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LAJ CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING, 297 N. Beechnut Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Andres Puga-Bravo (297 N. Beechnut Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Andres Puga-Bravo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-23-21. 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. 04-23-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-1044 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TANK FARM PROPERTIES, 1308 Monterey Street, Suite 250, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Paul Clark (2121 Shedd Canyon Road, Shandon, CA 93461), Peter Clark (3630 Bitterwater Road, Cholame, CA 93461), Jeanne Helphenstine (1404 Boxwood Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), Barbara Parsons (3987 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Unincorporated Association Other Than A Partnership /s/ Jeanne Helphenstine. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-23-21. 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. 04-23-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1045 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/23/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ECO SMART SERVICES, 4250 Aerotech Center Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Paolo Vittorio Mateo Galli (5000 Cascabel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Paolo Vittorio Mateo Galli, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-23-21. 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. 04-23-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1050 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/15/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OAK HILL BLOOMS, OAK HILL FARMS, 285 Squire Canyon Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Elaine Marie Elmore, Jeffrey Robert Elmore (285 Squire Canyon Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Elaine Marie Elmore, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-26-21. 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. 04-2626. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CIRCULATE RECALL PETITION

CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO

CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO

Notice Requesting Proposals for Executive Recruitment Services

Notice Requesting Proposals for Legal Noticing Services

The City of San Luis Obispo is requesting sealed proposals for services associated with Executive Recruitment. All firms interested in receiving further correspondence regarding this Request for Proposals (RFP) will be required to complete a free registration using BidSync (https://www.bidsync. com/bidsync-app-web/vendor/register/Login. xhtml). All proposals must be received via BidSync by the Department of Finance at or before Wednesday, May 26, 2021 when they will be opened electronically via BidSync at 3 pm. Proposals received after said time may not be considered. The preferred method of submission is electronically via BidSync. If you wish to send a hard copy, to guard against premature opening, each proposal shall be submitted to the Department of Finance in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the proposal title, project number, proposer name, and time and date of the proposal opening.

The City of San Luis Obispo is requesting sealed proposals for services associated with Legal Noticing Services.

All firms interested in receiving further correspondence regarding this Request for Proposals (RFP) will be required to complete a free registration using BidSync (https://www.bidsync.com/bidsync-app-web/vendor/ register/Login.xhtml). All proposals must be received via BidSync by the Department of Finance at or before May 26, 2020 when they will be opened electronically in BidSync. Proposals received after said time may not be considered. The preferred method of submission is electronically via BidSync. If you wish to send a hard copy to guard against premature opening, each proposal shall be submitted to the Department of Finance in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the proposal title, project number, proposer name, and time and date of the proposal opening.

Proposals shall be submitted using the forms provided in the project package.

Proposals shall be submitted using the forms provided in the project package.

Project packages and additional information may be obtained at the City’s BidSync website at www.BidSync.com. Please contact Monica Irons, Human Resources Director with any questions.

Project packages and additional information may be obtained at the City’s BidSync website at www. BidSync.com.

For technical help with BidSync please contact BidSync tech support at 800-990-9339.

May 6, 2021

CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO Notice Requesting Proposals for On-Call Management Services The City of San Luis Obispo is requesting sealed proposals for services associated with On-Call Management Services. All firms interested in receiving further correspondence regarding this Request for Proposals (RFP) will be required to complete a free registration using BidSync (https://www.bidsync.com/bidsync-app-web/vendor/ register/Login.xhtml). All proposals must be received via BidSync by the Department of Finance at or before Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 3 pm when they will be opened electronically in BidSync. Proposals received after said time may not be considered. The preferred method of submission is electronically via BidSync. If you wish to send a hard copy to guard against premature opening, each proposal shall be submitted to the Department of Finance in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the proposal title, project number, proposer name, and time and date of the proposal opening. Proposals shall be submitted using the forms provided in the project package. Project packages and additional information may be obtained at the City’s BidSync website at www. BidSync.com. Please contact Monica Irons, Human Resources Director with any questions. May 6, 2021

TO THE HONORABLE DONALD STEWART: Pursuant to Section 11020, California Elections Code, the undersigned registered qualified voters of Lucia Mar Unified School District, in the State of California, hereby give notice that we are the proponents of a recall petition and that we intend to seek your recall and removal from the office of Lucia Mar Unified School District Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 4, in Lucia Mar Unified School District, in San Luis Obispo County, California, and to demand election of a successor in that office. The grounds for the recall are as follows: The board has failed the students by not advocating for a return to school as soon as the guidelines allowed. Other districts within our county were able to reopen several months sooner than LMUSD. The board repeatedly failed to reopen all schools when allowed by the state. The district could have reopened as early as October 6, 2020 but did not begin opening in a hybrid format until March 2021. In November, the board failed to seek a waiver for elementary schools to reopen and continued to refuse to open all schools full-time when the CDPH guidelines were updated to allow for full-time, in person learning on March 20, 2021. The board’s actions have resulted in low student performance. Failing grades were up 155% at the high school level at the end of the first semester. In addition to these failures, Stewart needs to be held accountable for voting against having resource officers in schools. This puts our students at increased risk of violence and student safety should be of the utmost importance. A bias against law enforcement is a political viewpoint which puts our kids in danger. The printed names, residence addresses, and signatures of the proponents are as follows:

Please contact Dan Clancy at dclancy@slocity.org with any questions.

SAN LUIS OBISPO CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The San Luis Obispo City Council invites all interested persons to participate in a public meeting on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. While the Council encourages public participation, growing concern about the COVID-19 pandemic has required that public meetings be held via teleconference. Meetings can be viewed on Government Access Channel 20 or streamed live from the City’s YouTube Channel at http://youtube.slo.city. Public comment, prior to the start of the meeting, may be submitted in writing via U.S. Mail delivered to the City Clerk’s office at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 or by email to emailcouncil@slocity.org. Public Hearing Items: • A Public Hearing to review and introduce an Ordinance to amend the Airport Area and Margarita Area Specific Plans to allow for day care facilities consistent with restrictions that apply citywide under the Municipal Code (SPEC-0209-2021). For more information, contact Rachel Cohen, Associate Planner, for the City’s Community Development Department at (805) 781-7574 or by email, rcohen@slocity.org. • A Public Hearing to adopt a Resolution accepting a tax exchange agreement with the County of San Luis Obispo to address tax transfers from the Froom Ranch Annexation Area, Annexation No. 82 (SPEC-0143-2017, SBDV-0955-2017, GENP-0737-2019, ANNX-0335-2020, and EID-0738-2019).

For more information, contact Shawna Scott, Senior Planner, for the City’s Community Development Department at (805) 781-7176 or by email, sscott@slocity.org. The City Council may also discuss other hearings or business items before or after the items listed above. If you challenge the proposed project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Reports for this meeting will be available for review online at www.slocity.org no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting. Please call the City Clerk’s Office at (805) 781-7100 for more information. The City Council meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20 and live streaming on the City’s YouTube channel https://youtube.slo.city. Teresa Purrington City Clerk City of San Luis Obispo

May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CIRCULATE RECALL PETITION

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CIRCULATE RECALL PETITION

TO THE HONORABLE COLLEEN MARTIN: Pursuant to Section 11020, California Elections Code, the undersigned registered qualified voters of Lucia Mar Unified School District, in the State of California, hereby give notice that we are the proponents of a recall petition and that we intend to seek your recall and removal from the office of Lucia Mar Unified School District Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 2, in Lucia Mar Unified School District, in San Luis Obispo County, California, and to demand election of a successor in that office.

TO THE HONORABLE DEE SANTOS: Pursuant to Section 11020, California Elections Code, the undersigned registered qualified voters of Lucia Mar Unified School District, in the State of California, hereby give notice that we are the proponents of a recall petition and that we intend to seek your recall and removal from the office of Lucia Mar Unified School District Governing Board Member, Trustee Area No. 4, in Lucia Mar Unified School District, in San Luis Obispo County, California, and to demand election of a successor in that office.

The grounds for the recall are as follows: The board failed the students by not advocating for a return to school as soon as the guidelines allowed. The board repeatedly failed to reopen all schools when allowed by the state, while other districts within our county reopened several months sooner than LMUSD. The district could have reopened as early as October 6, 2020 but did not begin opening in a hybrid format until March 2021. In November, the board failed to seek a waiver for elementary schools to reopen and continued to refuse to open all schools full-time when the CDPH guidelines were updated to allow for fulltime, in person learning on March 20, 2021. In addition to these failures, Martin has introduced political comments into the public school board meetings, thus distracting from the bipartisan purpose of the board. Martin has also blamed parents for low achievement instead of accepting responsibility for the board’s actions, which have resulted in low student performance. Failing grades were up 155% at the high school level at the end of the first semester, largely due to the actions of the board. Lastly, Martin has dismissed failing students as not worth the effort since they are ‘not college bound’. The printed names, residence addresses, and signatures of the proponents are as follows:

The grounds for the recall are as follows: The board has failed the students by not advocating for a return to school as soon as the guidelines allowed. Other districts within our county reopened several months sooner than LMUSD. The board repeatedly failed to reopen all schools when allowed by the state. The district could have reopened as early as October 6, 2020 but did not begin opening in a hybrid format until March 2021. In November, the board failed to seek a waiver for elementary schools to reopen and continued to refuse to open all schools full-time when the CDPH guidelines were updated to allow for full-time, in person learning on March 20, 2021. The board’s actions have resulted in low student performance. Failing grades were up 155% at the high school level at the end of the first semester. In addition to these failures, Santos has referred to parents who express opinions that challenge the board as ‘hateful people’ who should keep their opinions to themselves. This cancel culture has no place on the board. By labeling and stigmatizing people that disagree with the board’s decisions, the community is disenfranchised, and the board fails to fulfill its mission to represent the students and parents in the district. The printed names, residence addresses, and signatures of the proponents are as follows:

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission WHEN: Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: Hearing to consider request by El Valle Originals LLC for a Coastal Development Permit / Development Plan (DRC2020-00200) (previously DRC2020-00174) to establish an approximately 1,800 squarefoot combined cannabis non-storefront dispensary, manufacturing, and distribution facility within a portion of an existing 12,000 squarefoot building. The project would result in the partitioning of an existing suite (Suite B) into two separate suites, Suites B1 and B2. The proposed cannabis activities would operate in Suite B1. No new structures or additions to the existing building are proposed. The project site is located within the Industrial land use category at 2115 Willow Road (State Route 1), approximately two miles west of the community of Nipomo in the Callendar-Garrett Village Area of the South County Coastal Planning Area. Also to be considered is the environmental determination that the project is categorically exempt under CEQA, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(2). A Notice of Exemption has been prepared pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15062. County File Number: DRC2020-00200 Supervisorial District: District 4 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 091-195-003 Date Accepted: 12/07/2020 WHERE: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE based on the threat of COVID-19 as reflected in the Proclamations of Emergency issued by both the Governor of the State of California and the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Services Director as well as the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, relating to the convening of public meetings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice all public meetings for the Department of Planning and Building for the County of San Luis Obispo will be closed to members of the public and non-essential County staff. The Department’s Notice of Temporary Procedures, which includes Instructions on how to view the meeting remotely and how to provide public comment are posted on the Department’s webpage at https://www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/ Planning-Building/Meetings,-Hearings,-Agendas,-and-Minutes.aspx Additionally, hearing body members and officers may attend the meeting via teleconference and participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were present. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning. org. You may also contact Hannah Nguyen, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. COASTAL APPEALABLE: County action may be eligible for appeal to the California Coastal Commission after all possible local appeal efforts are exhausted. Appeals must be filed in writing as provided by Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance Section 23.01.043. Ramona Hedges, Secretary Planning Commission May 6, 2021

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LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-1052 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, IT’S LIT EVENT RENTAL AND DESIGN, 1167 Laurel Ln., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Lucas Dunne (1167 Laurel Ln., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Lucas Dunne. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-26-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 04-26-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-1053 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SHELL ENERGY SOLUTIONS, 21 Waterway Avenue, Suite 450, The Woodlands, TX 77380. Montgomery County. MP2 Energy NE LLC (21 Waterway Avenue, Suite 450, The Woodlands, TX 77380). This business is conducted by A TX Limited Liability Company /s/ MP2 Energy NE LLC, Lynn S. Borgmeier, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-26-21. 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. 04-26-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-1055 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/11/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BIG AL’S AT THE BEACH, 445 1st St. Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. Tim Taylor (268 Miller Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tim Taylor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-26-21. 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. 04-26-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-1059 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/26/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CHENAUX SERVICES, 611 5th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Jason Chenaux (611 5th Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michael Jason Chenaux, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-26-21. 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. 04-26-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-1060 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/27/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, VISTA STEAK AND SEAFOOD, 1601 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Rosa’s Italian Restaurant (491 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Rosa’s Italian Restaurant, Shannon Macmillan, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-2621. 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. 04-26-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-1061 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2000) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST WINDOW CLEANERS, 1480 Dawn Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Zachary Walt Wasil (1480 Dawn Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Zach Walt Wasil, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-26-21. 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. 04-26-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-1071 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/27/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OAK COAST CONSTRUCTION, 275 Oro Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Poul E. Norholm (275 Oro Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Poul E. Norholm, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-27-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 04-27-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-1062 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/03/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HOLLAND ROMIG REAL ESTATE, 651 Lilac Dr., Los Osos, C A93402. San Luis Obispo County. Brian Romig (651 Lilac Dr., Los Osos, C A93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brian Romig. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-26-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 04-26-26. April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-1066 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/03/2003) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BLUE ROSE STUDIO, 323 S. Mason St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. John William Rose (323 S. Mason St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ John William Rose, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-27-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 04-27-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-1067 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COASTAL ROSE ONLINE MARKETING, 2361 Crest Ave., Baywood-Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Ashley Barros (2361 Crest Ave., Baywood-Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ashley Barros. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-27-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, M. Stilletto, Deputy. Exp. 04-27-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2021-1068 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/1986) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ROGER DUNN GOLF, 190 Station Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Schaffer Golf, Inc. (190 Station Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Schaffer Golf, Inc., Jacob Phillip Schaffer, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-27-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 04-27-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1099 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/20/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO CHARTERS, 1764 Huasna Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Gary Anthony Rhodes (1764 Huasna Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Gary Anthony Rhodes, Captain of Operations. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-29-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 04-29-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1107 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SEVEN QUAILS VINEYARD, 1340 Valley Quail Place, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Daniel Arden Rix, Nazilla Rix (1340 Valley Quail Place, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Daniel Rix. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-30-21. 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. 04-30-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-1089 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/25/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SUN MEDIA AND GRAPHICS, 1111 Middle Ridge Ln., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Cliff Nagler, Samantha Nagler (1111 Middle Ridge Ln., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Cliff Nagler. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-28-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 04-28-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1079 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SNOFARI FROZEN YOGURT, 1352 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Peter Latif Shaker (1352 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Peter Latif Shaker, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-28-21. 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. 04-28-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-1095 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/06/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NITE INC, 2460 Victoria Ave. Unit 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Nite Inc (2460 Victoria Ave. Unit 101, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Nite Inc, Sicano Eng - President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-29-21. 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. 04-29-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1080 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLOFROYO N ITALIAN ICE, 956 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Shaker Latif Peter (956 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Peter Latif Shaker, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-28-21. 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. 04-28-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-1097 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COASTAL IRONWORKS, SPORTSRIG, 354 Quintana Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. John Calvin Bates, Cari Lynn Bates (588 Woodland Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Cari Lynn Bates. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-29-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 04-29-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1083 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CROWN PROPERTIES, 210 Traffic Way, Suite D, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Stone Heart Enterprises, Inc. (210 Traffic Way, Suite D, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Stone Heart Enterprises, Inc., Kaye Ellen Addington, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-2821. 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. 04-28-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-1074 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BLOSSOM FIVE CITIES, 558 Camino Mercado, Suite A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Blossom Five Cities LLC (558 Camino Mercado, Suite A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Blossom Five Cities LLC, Crystal Marie Searing, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-27-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 04-27-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-1081 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST WASH ON WHEELS, 233 Ash Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Osbaldo Alcantar (233 Ash Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Osbaldo Alcantar. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-28-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk, JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 04-28-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-1098 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SWELL COFFEE, 2540 Coburn Lane Apt. 1, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Daniel Craig Hamlin (2540 Coburn Lane Apt. 1, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Daniel Craig Hamlin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-2921. 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. 04-29-26. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GLORIA JEAN GULLAND aka GLORIA J. GULLAND aka GLORIA GULLAND DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0151

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GLORIA JEAN GULLAND aka GLORIA J. GULLAND aka GLORIA GULLAND A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by TIMOTHY GULLAND in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that TIMOTHY GULLAND 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: June 1, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 9 VIA ZOOM, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm St., 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

LEGAL NOTICES statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Law Offices of Johnson, Murphy & Jones, Inc. 928 W. Grand Ave. Grover Beach, CA 93433 May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GREGORITA PENA CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0149

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GREGORITA PENA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: THOMAS CLAYTON in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: THOMAS CLAYTON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A ZOOM HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: JUNE 1, 2021 Time: 9:00 A.M. in Dept.: 9 Address of Court: Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. ZOOM MEETING ID: 930 6411 1585 ZOOM MEETING PASSWORD: 79513 (https://www.slocourts. ca.gov) IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of Letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory

LEGAL NOTICES and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Herbert A. Stroh, Esq., McCormick Barstow LLP 656 Santa Rosa St. Suite 2A San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-541-2800 May 6, 13, 20, 2021

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: VADIM ROZHKOV-MANIN CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0136 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: VADIM ROZHKOV-MANIN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: NEIL TARDIFF in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: NEIL TARDIFF 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 ZOOM HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: MAY 25, 2021 Time: 9:00 A.M. in Dept.: 9 Address of Court: Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. ZOOM MEETING ID: 930 6411 1585 PASSWORD: 79513 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of Letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Edward E. Attala, Attala Law, APC 1502 Higuera St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-543-1212 May 6,13,20, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 092590-CA APN: 064-046-022

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/26/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 5/25/2021 at 9:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP, as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 10/31/2005 as Instrument No. 2005091550 and later modified by a Loan Modification Agreement recorded on 03/30/2007, as Instrument NO. 2007021384, and later modified by a Loan Modification Agreement recorded on 09/14/2007, as Instrument NO. 2007062068, and later modified by a Loan Modification Agreement recorded on 12/04/2007, as Instrument NO. 2007077983, and later modified by a Loan Modification Agreement recorded on 06/02/2015, as Instrument NO. 2015026742, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: JOHN HOLLINGSEAD AND JAMIE HOLLINGSEAD, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE; IN THE BREEZWAY FACING SANTA ROSA STREET, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO GENERAL SERVICES BUILDING, 1087 SANTA ROSA ST, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 67 FRESNO AVENUE, CAYUCOS, CA 93430 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $1,638,801.61 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned or its predecessor caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of


which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.AUCTION.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 092590CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE TO TENANT: Effective January 1, 2021, you may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (855) 313-3319, or visit this internet website www. clearreconcorp.com, using the file number assigned to this case 092590-CA to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (800) 280-2832 CLEAR RECON CORP 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117 April 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CV-0191

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Jessica Zenith Wolfe filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Jessica Zenith Wolfe to PROPOSED NAME: Zenith Wolfe 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: May 19, 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: April 6, 2021 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CVP-0091

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Edward William Tying Jr. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Edward William Tying Jr. to PROPOSED NAME: Edward William Albus 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: June 9, 2021, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. P2 By Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: April 12, 2021 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court April 29, May 6, 13, & 20, 2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CVP-0092

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Jackie Daniel Story filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Jackie Daniel Phillips to PROPOSED NAME: Jackie Daniel Story 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.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CVP-0188

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To all interested persons: Petitioner: Bryan Scott Sprouse filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Bryan Scott Sprouse to PROPOSED NAME: Bryan Scott Arebalo

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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: May 19, 2021, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. P2 By Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: March 15, 2021 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court April 15, 22, 29, & May 6, 2021

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME NEW FILE NO. 2021-0911 OLD FILE NO. 2018-0690

Relentless Smart Center, Off Day Trainer, Masterminds Digital, 805 Aerovista Place, #205, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 03/07/2018. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Relentless Management Group, LLC (805 Aerovista Place, #205, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business was conducted by A Limited Liability Company /s/ Relentless Management Group, LLC, Katie Scofield, VP of Operations. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-09-2021. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By N. Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOU BUSINESS NAME NEW FILE NO. 2021-1076 OLD FILE NO. 2018-1054

Templeton Valley Farms, 880 Climbing Tree Lane, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 04/13/2018. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Edwin J. Rambuski, Katrina N. Baumsteiger (1390 Santa Rita Road, Templeton, CA 93465). This business was conducted by A Copartnership /s/ Edwin J. Rambuski/Katrina N. Baumsteiger. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 04-272021. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By N. Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. May 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2021

NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: June 2, 2021, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. P2 By Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: April 6, 2021 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court April 22, 29, May 6, & 13, 2021

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(March 21-April 19): Created by Leonardo da Vinci in the 16th century, the Mona Lisa is one of the world’s most famous paintings. It’s hanging in the Louvre museum in Paris. In that same museum is a less renowned version of the Mona Lisa. It depicts the same woman, but she’s unclothed. Made by da Vinci’s student, it was probably inspired by a now-lost nude Mona Lisa painted by the master himself. Renaissance artists commonly created “heavenly” and “vulgar” versions of the same subject. I suggest that in the coming weeks you opt for the “vulgar” Mona Lisa, not the “heavenly” one, as your metaphor of power. Favor what’s earthy, raw, and unadorned over what’s spectacular, idealized, and polished.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taurus poet Vera Pavlova writes, “Why is the word yes so brief? It should be the longest, the hardest, so that you could not decide in an instant to say it, so that upon reflection you could stop in the middle of saying it.” I suppose it makes sense for her to express such an attitude, given the fact that she never had a happy experience until she was 20 years old, and that furthermore, this happiness was “unbearable.” (She confessed these sad truths in an interview.) But I hope you won’t adopt her hard-edged skepticism toward yes anytime soon, Taurus. In my view, it’s time for you to become a connoisseur of yes, a brave explorer of the bright mysteries of yes, an exuberant perpetrator of yes.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In indigenous cultures from West Africa to Finland to China, folklore describes foxes as crafty tricksters with magical powers. Sometimes they’re thought of as perpetrators of pranks, but more often they are considered helpful messengers or intelligent allies. I propose that you regard the fox as your spirit creature for the foreseeable future. I think you will benefit from the influence of your inner fox—the wild part of you that is ingenious, cunning, and resourceful.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “The universe conspires in your favor,” writes author Neale Donald Welsch. “It consistently places before you the right and perfect people, circumstances, and situations with which to answer life’s only question: ‘Who are you?’” In my book Pronoia Is the Antidote for Paranoia: How the Whole World Is Conspiring to Shower You with Blessings, I say much the same thing, although I mention two further questions that life regularly asks, which are: 1. What can you do next to liberate yourself from some of your suffering? 2. What can you do next to reduce the suffering of others, even by a little? As you enter a phase when you’ll get ample cosmic help in diminishing suffering and defining who you are, I hope you meditate on these questions every day.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The poet Anne Sexton wrote a letter to a Benedictine monk whose real identity she kept secret from the rest of us. She told him, “There are a few great souls in my life. They are not many. They are few. You are one.” In this spirit, Leo, and in accordance with astrological omens, I invite you to take an inventory of the great souls in your life: the people you admire and respect and learn from and feel grateful for; people with high integrity and noble intentions; people who are generous with their precious gifts. When you’ve compiled your list, I encourage you to do as Sexton did: Express your appreciation; perhaps even send no-stringsattached gifts. Doing these things will have a profoundly healing effect on you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “It’s a temptation for any intelligent person to try to murder the primitive, emotive, appetitive self,” writes author Donna Tartt. “But that is a mistake. Because it is dangerous to ignore the existence of the irrational.” I’m sending this message out to you, Virgo, because in the coming weeks it will be crucial for you to honor the parts of your life that can’t be managed through rational thought alone. I suggest you have sacred fun as you

exult in the mysterious, welcome the numinous, explore the wildness within you, unrepress big feelings you’ve buried, and marvel adoringly about your deepest yearnings.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Science writer Sharman Apt Russell provides counsel that I think you should consider adopting in the coming days. The psychospiritual healing you require probably won’t be available through the normal means, so some version of her proposal may be useful: “We may need to be cured by flowers. We may need to strip naked and let the petals fall on our shoulders, down our bellies, against our thighs. We may need to lie naked in fields of wildflowers. We may need to walk naked through beauty. We may need to walk naked through color. We may need to walk naked through scent.”

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): As Scorpio author Margaret Atwood reminds us, “Water is not a solid wall; it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, being like water will be an excellent strategy for you to embrace during the coming weeks. “Water is patient,” Atwood continues. “Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In a letter to a friend in 1856, Sagittarian poet Emily Dickinson confessed she was feeling discombobulated because of a recent move to a new home. She hoped she would soon regain her bearings. “I am out with lanterns, looking for myself,” she quipped, adding that she couldn’t help laughing at her disorientation. She signed the letter “From your mad Emilie,” intentionally misspelling her own name. I’d love it if you approached your current doubt and uncertainty with a similar light-heartedness and poise. (PS: Soon after writing this letter, Dickinson began her career as a poet in earnest, reading extensively and finishing an average of one poem every day for many years.)

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Now is a favorable time to celebrate both life’s changeableness and your own. The way we are all constantly called on to adjust to unceasing transformations can sometimes be a wearying chore, but I suspect it could be at least interesting and possibly even exhilarating for you in the coming weeks. For inspiration, study this message from the “Welcome to Night Vale” podcast: “You are never the same twice, and much of your unhappiness comes from trying to pretend that you are. Accept that you are different each day, and do so joyfully, recognizing it for the gift it is. Work within the desires and goals of the person you are currently, until you aren’t that person anymore.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Aquarian author Toni Morrison described two varieties of loneliness. The first “is a loneliness that can be rocked. Arms crossed, knees drawn up; holding, holding on, this motion smooths and contains the rocker.” The second “is a loneliness that roams. No rocking can hold it down. It is alive, on its own.” Neither kind is better or worse, of course, and both are sometimes necessary as a strategy for selfrenewal—as a means for deepening and fine-tuning one’s relationship with oneself. I recommend either or both for you in the coming weeks.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): England’s Prince Charles requires his valet to iron his shoelaces and put toothpaste on his toothbrush and wash all of his clothes by hand. I could conceivably interpret the current astrological omens to mean that you should pursue similar behavior in the coming weeks. I could, but I won’t. Instead, I will suggest that you solicit help about truly important matters, not meaningless trivia like shoelace ironing. For example, I urge you to ask for the support you need as you build bridges, seek harmony, and make interesting connections. ∆

Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny's expanded weekly horoscopes and daily text message horoscopes. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 (fees apply). © Copyright 2021, Rob Brezsny

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