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t the end of yet another year it’s hard to believe that COVID-19 followed us all the way from the beginning of the year to the end, but the pandemic is still thriving— despite vaccine and vaccine booster roll-outs. As the Omicron ROLLERCOASTER variant spreads, New Times looks This past year came with ups back at more than just a year of and downs caused by COVID-19. But similar to 2021, the COVID-19 it seems like everything was pandemic. touched by the pandemic and the angst that seemed to thrive in its midst [8] . Also this week, the Natural Healing Center pushes back against the city of SLO [4] ; what the SLO Jewish Film Festival has in store for January [24] ; and a boba tea that’s not like the others [26] .

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s promised, Natural Healing Center sued the city of San Luis Obispo on Dec. 23, alleging that the city overstepped its authority when it terminated the company’s cannabis dispensary permit in October following news that its founder and former CEO, Helios Dayspring, committed felony bribery and tax fraud. According to the company’s complaint filed in SLO County Superior Court, Dayspring and the Natural Healing Center (NHC) poured more than $4 million into constructing NHC’s new dispensary at 2640 Broad St., only to see its hopes dashed by the city on the eve of it opening. NHC attorney John Armstrong argued in court documents, and in a phone interview with New Times, that the city erred by trying to hold the company responsible for Dayspring’s misconduct. Dayspring is no longer a stakeholder in NHC, and, on top of that, the city had already awarded the company a dispensary permit in 2019, making it a vested right, according to Armstrong. “The reality is that it was six months or a year [ago when the city] already agreed to a change where Helios was not going to be involved in the business and have different owners take over,” Armstrong said. “Now, it’s just punitive.” While Dayspring technically exited the company in late 2020, he’s still closely tied to the Broad Street dispensary as its property owner. He’s also the longtime intimate partner to current NHC CEO Valnette Garcia, according to public records. The company’s lawsuit states that NHC and Dayspring are in a five-year lease agreement for the building—at a rent of $55,000 per month. Armstrong called the dispensary “horribly, horribly expensive” to build under city code for cannabis storefronts. If NHC is barred from opening, the company will then be “liable for the landlord’s cost and expense of improving the premises … which will result in the financial destruction of NHC,” according to the complaint. The lawsuit claims that the city wrongfully

relied on its rules for cannabis applicants to try to confiscate a cannabis permit that NHC already obtained. “The problem the city has on this case is they’re not playing by their own rules,” Armstrong said. “Once you’ve issued the permit, that’s when people start spending real money. … If you get the license, you have to go through this crucible, now, it’s more or less you’re judged not on your past anymore, but what you are doing now.” SLO officials, though, maintain that NHC’s permit was rightfully terminated. A city review determined that Dayspring had lied throughout his application process in 2018 and 2019, which resulted in NHC getting a coveted permit for a dispensary despite the fact that Dayspring had been actively engaged in the criminal activity he would later plead guilty to. “The fact remains that during the permit application process, NHC provided the city with false or misleading information about criminal misconduct,” SLO City Attorney Christine Dietrick said in a statement to New Times. “We are committed to a fair and transparent process GOING TO COURT Local cannabis brand Natural Healing that provides a level playing Center is suing the city of San Luis Obispo over its October field for commercial cannabis decision to revoke the company’s permit for a Broad Street companies in our city. The dispensary. automatic termination is the sole result of misrepresentations Armstrong said he plans on filing a motion about Dayspring’s criminal misconduct in the in the coming days to ask the court for an application process that were in the exclusive emergency hearing to allow NHC to continue control of NHC and its stakeholders. The preparing for its SLO dispensary while the case city remains confident that its actions were plays out. appropriate, legally well-supported, and Dayspring’s sentencing hearing in federal consistent with the city’s clearly articulated court is scheduled for Feb. 11. rules.” —Peter Johnson

Winter COVID-19 surge could still be coming, health officials say

This year, SLO County’s case rate stayed steady between Thanksgiving and midDecember, and even decreased a bit, indicating that Thanksgiving didn’t do the same damage this year. But that doesn’t mean the Central Coast is in the clear from a possible winter surge. The most recent data released on Dec. 28 showed an uptick in new cases over the last week. “This year, we have a more vaccinated population but also two newer and more transmissible strains of the virus [Delta and Omicron] and fewer restrictions to travel and gathering,” SLO County Public Health Department spokesperson Michelle Shoresman told New Times. “It is estimated from the experiences in South Africa that Omicron has a doubling rate of only two days.” SLO County had eight confirmed Omicron cases as of Dec. 28.

Last year’s holiday season ushered in one of the worst COVID-19 surges we’ve seen to date, with cases peaking for the Central Coast in midJanuary 2021. But this year, with the advent of vaccines and the uncertainty of the Omicron variant, it’s unclear what the next big surge will look like. Comparing this year’s COVID-19 data to 2020, it’s clear that Thanksgiving didn’t take the same toll on SLO County’s case count in 2021. Before anyone was vaccinated, cases began rapidly increasing right after last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. Between Nov. 24 and Dec. 14, 2020, SLO County’s case rate doubled. By Jan. 11, 2021, once Christmas had come and gone, it had more than quadrupled.

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But unlike last year, this holiday season we were equipped with vaccines. While they greatly reduce the severity of COVID-19, breakthrough cases are still prevalent. “To stay as safe as possible during this confusing time, consider testing before gathering, and three to five days after a gathering, stay home if you feel sick, practice social distancing, and gather outside as weather permits, and get vaccinated or boosted if you are able and haven’t already,” Shoresman said. While testing is more widely available this year than last, thanks in part to at-home tests available for purchase at the drugstore, the scramble to get tested for the holidays was evident in recent weeks. At-home tests were flying off the shelves, and the county-run testing site at the Vets’ Hall saw long lines even on cold, rainy days. NEWS continued page 6


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Beach doesn’t have the authority to challenge the Coastal Commission’s decision. They will reach out to both sets of applicants after the holiday season regarding the next steps for their applications. The Coastal Commission will hold a de novo hearing next year to discuss the merits of the development permits. This means that the commission will assess the matter without reference to any legal conclusion Pismo Beach made when it greenlit the permits. “The project raises issues of regional and statewide significance, given that climate change and sea level rise-related effects (such as coastal erosion) impact the entire coastline, and the issue of how to address them has become a top regulatory and policy priority for the state of California,” the staff report said. —Bulbul Rajagopal

Unemployment rate continues to drop, labor force falls short

While the struggle to find employees is hard on business owners right now, Dantona said it’s not all bad. “People are employed who want to be employed: they’re getting jobs, their wages are increasing because there’s a lot of demand and a short supply of labor, so people can spend money in the economy,” he said. “So from that perspective, that’s good news.” For businesses though, it means increasing wages to entice people to come and work, and in turn, raising prices to compensate for that, Dantona said. “But because those two things are happening, I think it’s healthy,” he said. “People are earning more so they can spend more, you have to pay more and you have to raise your prices, but all those things are in the right way to drive an economy forward.” —Malea Martin

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SLO County’s unemployment rate New and unusual delays plague a dipped below 4 percent for the first time homicide case that took place in San Luis since the pandemic started, a milestone Obispo’s Bianchi Open Space. for economic recovery. But experts say the The suspect, Marco Cota Jr., allegedly labor force may be forever changed by the murdered a homeless man on Nov. 20 events of the last nearly two years. after getting into a fight with him. The According to data released on Dec. 17, SLO County District Attorney’s Office SLO County’s unemployment rate was accused him of first-degree murder and 3.6 percent in November. The last time mutilation and sexual contact with the the county’s rate was below 4 percent was remains. in March 2020, right before it spiked to But Cota had a Dec. 27 arraignment in more than 14 percent a month later. SLO County Superior Court for a prior “It’s very close to the pre-pandemic traffic misdemeanor charge stemming level, and it’s definitely heading in that from an October incident. Cota was direction,” said Andriy Moskalyk, the arraigned for driving a vehicle without a Central Coast’s labor market consultant seatbelt while have a suspended license from the Employment Development due to a DUI. Judge Tim Covello set Division. “But there’s still a few his bail at $0 due to the emergency bail percentage points that we could go down.” schedule, which means Cota could have The unemployment rate typically been released from jail. fluctuates throughout the year due to However, Cota is still in custody at the different industries being in or out of SLO County Jail for a slew of criminal season, such as agriculture. In 2019, on charges he racked up over previous years, average, it was around 2.5 to 3 percent in with the homicide being the most recent. SLO County. The other charges include elder abuse, Looking at the month of November, the domestic violence, and parole violation. rate was 3.2 percent in 2017, 2.8 in 2018, Chief Deputy District Attorney Jerret and 2.7 in 2019. Then in 2020, due to the Gran told New Times that multiple pandemic, it was 5.4 percent, compared to conflicts involving public defenders 3.6 percent this year. have delayed Cota’s homicide case from “It’s almost there [at pre-pandemic progressing through the court system. levels], and definitely much lower than Currently, three different levels of what we saw last year,” Moskalyk said. public defenders have been dismissed That being said, this metric alone because the court found conflicts of doesn’t tell the full story. interest when it came to providing ethical “Because the unemployment rate is a representation for Cota. With every calculation of the unemployed divided by lower level public defender is the labor force, it’s worth mentioning that dismissal, a MUSIC brought in for review. even though the unemployment rate is “We call the fourth level the ‘wheel’ down significantly, we still have people because it runs on a revolving basis,” who have not rejoined the labor force,” FLAVOR/EATS Gran said. “They [the court] have to keep Moskalyk explained. going, so they might go grab another In SLO County, the labor force is still of Santa Maria.” short 6,200 people right now compared to attorney outINFO Gran added that public defenders this time in 2019, Moskalyk said. are usually dismissed because they SLO Chamber of Commerce President represented CALENDAR either the current victim and CEO Jim Dantona said the labor or witnesses in past cases. Cota’s force may never look quite the same as it arraignmentOPINION for the homicide is set for did in pre-pandemic times. Jan. 10, 2022, where “The pandemic changed the fourth choice for a lot of people’s idea of NEWS public defender will be work, and how they do reviewed. work,” Dantona said. “All Send any news If he is found guilty on you have to do is look or story tips to STROKES all prior charges and the around town and see how news@newtimesslo.com. homicide, Cota stands to many ‘help wanted’ signs receive a jail sentence of there are. There’s still ARTS room for economic growth, certainly, but I “65 years to life,” Gran said. ∆ —Bulbul Rajagopal think the pandemic changed a lot.”

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t the end of 2021, it’s hard to believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is still here, ever-changing and continuing to test communities, their governing bodies, businesses, schools, and residents. But while it was an ever-present part of the past year, instead of simply struggling to keep up with the pandemic, we were challenged to adjust for the changes that a year-plus of uncertainty brought with it: business closures, widening gaps in the social services safety net, an increase in homelessness, more turbulent politics, and shortages in both goods and the people who provide services. But the COVID-19 roller coaster wasn’t the only thing that took San Luis Obispo County residents on a wild ride. As 2021 comes to a close, New Times looks back at some of the big news items of the year. —Camillia Lanham Board of Supervisors still divided

From water, cannabis, and waste management, to COVID-19, elections, and redistricting, San Luis Obispo County’s bitterly divided supervisors fought over practically every issue under the sun— again—in 2021. Conservative supes John Peschong (District 1), Lynn Compton (District 4), and Debbie Arnold (District 5) continued to dictate SLO County policy while they faced reliable resistance from liberal supes Bruce Gibson (District 2) and Dawn Ortiz-Legg (District 3). On 3-2 votes, the Board of Supervisors moved to loosen pumping restrictions for landowners over the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin, considered suing Gov. Gavin Newsom and his COVID-19 rules, pulled out of the Integrated Waste Management Authority, saw its clerkrecorder vacancy turn into a national spectacle, and denied cannabis projects due to neighbor concerns. Local citizens shouldn’t expect anything less in 2022—Gibson, Compton, and Ortiz-Legg are all up for election in June with a board majority at stake. —Peter Johnson

Redistricting controversy and a lawsuit

Typically messy and rank with partisanship, the once-a-decade redistricting process seemed even messier than usual this year, especially in SLO County. It started with delays in the 2020 Census, which was held up by COVID-19 and national politics. It ended this December with some major changes being made to SLO County’s electoral maps. Despite marginal local population growth, the SLO County Board of Supervisors decided to pursue a radical redrawing of its five supervisorial districts. The conservative board majority selected a new map that will widen Republican voter advantages in three districts and rearrange more than 100,000 residents into new districts. Almost immediately after the 3-2

BOARD SPLIT From water policy to elections, the SLO County Board of Supervisors remained divided in 2021. FILE PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

decision, a newly formed organization— SLO County Citizens for Good Government—announced plans to sue the county over the map. Stay tuned for the outcome in 2022. State-level redistricting split SLO County into two congressional districts, two state Assembly districts, and two state Senate districts. —Peter

COVID-19’s still here

After the dumpster fire of a year that was 2020, everyone hoped that 2021 would be better—particularly, that COVID-19 would get better. In some ways, it did: Vaccines made it safer to live life again, and California’s economy officially reopened in June 2021. But the year started out on a low when both SLO and Santa Barbara counties saw the most new cases in one month, ever, in January. The first month of the year also saw the highest hospitalizations and deaths of the pandemic on the Central Coast and across the state. Amid the surge, health care workers had a glimmer of hope: They began to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in late December and throughout January. As the winter surge came and went, and vaccines became more widely available, average citizens soon had the option to get inoculated in the spring—but not everyone wanted to. April saw the most vaccines put into arms across the Central Coast, but by early May, demand for vaccinations began to wane. As cases began to surge again in July, Delta became the dominant variant. Health care workers found themselves reliving the trauma of the previous winter surge, treating patients who were sicker than ever before due to Delta—an outcome they said was largely preventable with vaccines. When children 5 years and older became eligible in early November, a new vaccine debate ensued, with parents split over whether or not to give their kids the jab. With the Omicron variant now on the rise, at-home COVID-19 tests were selling out in minutes as people scrambled to test negative before holiday gatherings. As of Dec. 21, SLO County had lost 370 community members and Santa Barbara

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SLOW JUSTICE In April, Sheriff Ian Parkinson announced the arrests of Paul and Ruben Flores for suspicion of murdering Kristin Smart, almost 25 years after her disappearance.

County had lost 557 to COVID-19. —Malea Martin

Divided school districts

From mask mandates, to anti-vaccine walk-outs, to critical race theory debates, to school board recall attempts, no SLO County school district made it out of this year unscathed. When students returned to in-person instruction this fall, they were required by the state of California to wear masks while indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. Most education leaders in the county agreed with the recommendations and vowed to enforce them—but not all. The Cayucos Elementary School District board passed a Let Them Breathe resolution in early August and sent a letter to the state asking for masking requirements to be removed. After the resolution prompted a teacher to resign and outcry from parents, the board rescinded it in September. Not all school controversies were COVID-19 related this year. The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District took up critical race theory (CRT) after receiving a flood of inquiries from parents demanding to know where the district stood on it. The district joined schools across the country by banning CRT in mid-August, despite never teaching it in the first place. A couple of months later, the district found itself in more hot

water when the The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights opened an investigation into the district on Nov. 15 after receiving allegations of discrimination against Spanish-speaking families. Lucia Mar Unified School District’s board was fighting its own battle as a group of parents worked to get three members recalled—an effort which failed to get enough signatures by the Nov. 4 deadline. —Malea

Arrests made in Kristin Smart murder case Twenty-five years after the murder of Cal Poly student Kristin Smart rocked SLO County, law enforcement agencies arrested Paul Flores, the last person seen with her in 1996, and his father, Ruben Flores, on suspicion of murder and accessory to murder, respectively. The arrest took place in April when Paul was taken into custody at his residence in San Pedro and Ruben in Arroyo Grande. A preliminary hearing in August lasted almost two months—it was expected to last around 12 days. The prosecution, led by SLO County Deputy District Attorney Chris Peuvrelle, successfully showed probable cause for the case to go to trial. Paul’s lead defense attorney, Robert Sanger, raised several objections to the evidence presented by the prosecution.

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The hearing took a surprising turn when the defense served Your Own Backyard podcaster Chris Lambert a subpoena demanding access to his notes, emails, raw interview recordings, and other documents that would have revealed the names of several anonymous sources. Many of them had accused Paul of sexual harassment. But presiding Judge Craig Van Rooyen cited the shield law that upholds confidentiality between a journalist and their sources, quashing the subpoena. Lambert’s podcast helped law enforcement unearth new evidence to Smart’s murder, according to SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson. —Bulbul Rajagopal

The fight over Oceano Dunes continues In March, the California Coastal Commission voted to ban off-roading in the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area by 2024, to close the park’s Pier Avenue entrance by July 1, 2022, and prohibit crossing Arroyo Grande Creek if it starts to trickle down the sand toward the ocean. The decision resulted in Friends of Oceano Dunes, a group supporting off-riding, filing a lawsuit against the Coastal Commission and State Parks. But in December, the two agencies agreed to temporarily pause these bans, at least until a San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge rules on Friends’ lawsuit. The agreement also resulted in State Parks allowing people to resume camping at the dunes. —Bulbul

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CORRUPTION Helios Dayspring, a local cannabis businessman, surrendered to felony charges of bribery and tax evasion this year. He admitted to giving $32,000 in bribes to late SLO County 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill.

Bribery scandal

“Your industry should give me one giant French kiss wrapped in money after my work today.” Late SLO County 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill texted those words to local cannabis businessman Helios Dayspring in 2019 following a county meeting, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The message surfaced in July as just one piece of evidence in a bribery and public corruption scandal that rocked the Central Coast this year. Dayspring, a Morro Bay native who founded Natural Healing Center dispensaries, surrendered to the DOJ in

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October under charges of bribery and tax evasion—admitting to bribing Hill over several years with $32,000 while also withholding millions of dollars of personal income from the IRS. Hill, in turn, cast votes on the Board of Supervisors that favored Dayspring and the cannabis industry. Hill committed suicide in 2020 as the federal investigation gained steam. News of the corruption case shook public confidence in county government and led to the city of SLO rescinding Natural Healing Center’s dispensary permit on the eve of its long-awaited opening. Dayspring faces a sentencing hearing for his two felonies in February. —Peter

Homelessness increases

In 2021, homelessness in San Luis Obispo County was 22 percent higher than it was in 2016, making it the thirdhighest region in the nation for people

living outdoors in suburban areas. The city of SLO began the year with new signage to communicate a ban on camping-style tents in city parks. SLO’s homeless population was already strained from the 40 Prado shelter closing its doors for several weeks in December 2020 and January 2021 due to a COVID-19 outbreak. In February, a homeless man was found dead at Mitchell Park. This summer, the county opened an outdoor Safe Parking Site on Kansas Avenue to give residents living in their vehicles a place to temporarily stay while groups like Community Action Partnership of SLO (CAPSLO) helped them find permanent housing. But the program suffered a delayed opening, lacked potable water, and members of the homeless community said law enforcement didn’t notify them about free towing to the parking site. Issues came to a head when five YEAR IN REVIEW continued page 10

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homeless individuals and the nonprofit Hope’s Village sued the city of SLO for criminalizing and mistreating its unhoused residents. In December, SLO responded to the lawsuit with a motion to dismiss it. —Bulbul

Opioid crisis deepens

In April, state senators failed to support Senate Bill 350, known as Alexandra’s Law, which could have been used to prosecute future cases in which someone dies of overdose because of the illegal manufacturing, transportation, and distribution of drugs. New Times spoke with two grieving Central Coast mothers who lost their children to fentanyl poisoning and supported the bill. Opioid deaths rose all over California, and SLO County Sheriff’s Office data revealed that fatal overdoses in the region during 2020 almost quadrupled over 2019. State public health data showed that SLO County racked up opioid overdose deaths at a rate that’s 55 percent higher than California’s. After the county set up the first public detoxification center in its history in November, SLO County heard it was in line to receive national opioid settlement funds the following month. Out of the overall $26 billion up for grabs across the U.S., the county could receive a $16.5 million sliver in remediation to stem the opioid epidemic. SLO County is eligible because in 2018, it joined the lawsuit as a plaintiff accusing pharmaceutical companies of aggravating the opioid crisis by downplaying the addiction risks of their prescription drugs. —Bulbul

DRIED OUT, AGAIN SLO County entered another drought in 2021, with reservoirs like Lopez Lake dropping to alarmingly low capacities.

Drought strikes again Locals got a bad case of déjà vu in July when Gov. Gavin Newsom stood in front of Lopez Lake near Arroyo Grande and announced another statewide drought emergency. After consecutive dry winters, SLO County reservoir levels had plummeted. Over the summer, Lopez Lake dropped to nearly 30 percent capacity and Lake Nacimiento sunk below 20 percent capacity. Local cities and communities

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Law enforcement debate rages on

While major local protests over police brutality died down in 2021, the debate over law enforcement continued this year in other arenas. Real-time events— like the May death of SLOPD Luca Benedetti—added sobering context. On May 10, Benedetti, 37, was shot and killed while serving a search warrant at a mentally ill resident’s apartment. He’s the first local peace officer to die in the line of YEAR IN REVIEW continued page 11

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storage facility, and it’s not the only company trying to hop on the renewable energy scene in Morro Bay. Canadianbased company Hydrostor announced on Nov. 23 its plans to build a long-duration energy storage facility near Morro Bay, embarking on what will be a lengthy process toward approval. —Malea

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duty in decades. The tragedy hit just as new SLO Police Chief Rick Scott arrived in town, promising a more progressive approach to policing. In August, a three-year-old U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the SLO County Jail wrapped up and alleged a litany of constitutional violations against inmates, from the jail’s chronic use of excessive force to a lack of access to health care. The report prompted a scathing denial from the county—sending the standoff into 2022. SLO city officials and residents rehashed the SLOPD’s 2020 use of tear gas against protesters and debated a proposed new $52 million police station. In a surprising twist in September,

SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson acknowledged that systemic racism does exist in SLO County, a response to his department’s release of a Unity report detailing instances of racism. Parkinson, a frequent critic of the 2020 protests, previously said he’d “never seen any indication” of systemic racism locally. —Peter

Energized debates The long-uncertain fate of the iconic Morro Bay stacks was finally solidified this year. A June agreement reached between Vistra Corp, which owns the site, and the city of Morro Bay allowed the city to purchase easements from Vistra for the Water Reclamation Facility project,

DREAM TEAM Maggie, a resource parent, took care of recovering addict Taylor’s baby, and was part of the team of people who helped mother and daughter reunite.

practically for free. The agreement also put the fate of the stacks in the Morro Bay City Council’s hands: If the city decided to give that power to Vistra, the company would be financially responsible to take down the stacks by the end of 2027. If the council opted to keep them, it would become responsible for ongoing costs. Residents got an opportunity to weigh in on the debate in September, where their opinions ranged from “tear them down” to “repurpose them into a bungee jumping platform.” On Oct. 26, the council decided to hand the stacks over to Vistra, solidifying their fate to be demolished. Vistra has already expressed its plans to use the space to build a battery energy

The uncertainty that came with COVID-19 caused San Luis Obispo County’s reservoir of foster parents to dwindle. Child Welfare Services (CWS) told New Times that many potential resource parents (the CWS-updated term for foster parents) were nervous about children’s medical history during the pandemic, which caused hesitation about volunteering to participate in the foster care system. The pandemic-slammed environment was especially tough on people recovering from substance addiction who depend on the foster care program to help them reunite with their children. Genii MyersSandoval, a counselor at an Atascadero recovery home called Bryan’s House, said that many addicts lost their support during COVID-19. Narcotics Anonymous meetings shut down, too. Taylor, an Atascadero mother, who was separated from her baby at the time, experienced this first-hand along with a host of other problems. Mass lockdowns also meant she couldn’t interact with her daughter or the resource parent inperson, and it delayed her reunification process. ∆ —Bulbul

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BELL, LUCILLE, 75, of Atascadero passed away 12/21/2021 arrangements with Blue Sky Cremation Service

HUGHES, MARIE T., 77, of Santa Maria passed away 12/21/2021 arrangements with Magner Maloney Funeral Home

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BENFIELD, MARY C., 82, of Atascadeo passed away 12/14/2021 arrangements with Los Osos Valley Mortuary

MARQUEZ, CHI YON KIM, 76, of Santa Maria passed away 12/22/2021 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens

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BITTNER, BERNICE, 96, of Paso Robles passed away 12/18/2021 arrangements with Blue Sky Cremation Service BORELLO, LAURIE LYN, 64, of Los Osos passed away 12/14/2021 arrangements with Los Osos Valley Mortuary BOYD, LINDA CAROLE, 74, of Atascadero passed away 12/12/2021 arrangements with Chapel of the Roses BROWN, ARLETA LOUISE, 75, of Arroyo Grande passed away 12/21/2021 arrangements with Marshall Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel

MASCORRO, VINCENT, 34, of Santa Maria passed away 12/19/2021 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens MATASCI, ELMER G., 91, of Nipomo passed away 12/16/2021 arrangements with Magner Maloney Funeral Home MILLER, KEITH E., 86, of Los Osos passed away 12/20/2021 arrangements with Los Osos Valley Mortuary

CARLONE, VINCENT, 86, of Oceano passed away 12/18/2021 arrangements with Marshall Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel

OLSON, GARY LEROY, 82, of Pismo Beach passed away 12/17/2021 arrangements with Marshall Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel

COOKE, MARIE “NICOLE,” 85, of Santa Maria passed away 12/24/2021 arrangements with Magner Maloney Funeral Home

PARKER, MARY SONIA, 68, of Paso Robles passed away 12/16/2021 arrangements with Chapel of the Roses

DANIEL, MALTILDA “TILLIE,” 95, of Lompoc passed away 12/22/2021 arrangements with Starbuck-Lind Mortuary

PHAKLIDES, CORINNE JOAN, 91, of Templeton passed away 12/14/2021 arrangements with Chapel of the Roses

DELEON, MARTIN, 83, of Arroyo Grande passed away 12/14/2021 arrangements with Marshall Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel

SLOT, BURNICE, 94, of Santa Maria passed away 12/23/2021 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens

FITCH, LORALEE, 81, of Arroyo Grande passed away 12/2/2021 arrangements with Marshall Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel FRASER, STEVEN, 67, of Pismo Beach passed away 12/3/2021 arrangements with Marshall Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel FREITAS, RICHARD JOSEPH SR., 83, of Santa Maria passed away 12/20/2021 arrangements with Magner Maloney Funeral Home GAULT, ROSIE LEE, 87, of Atascadero passed away 12/11/2021 arrangements with Chapel of the Roses GUZMAN, ARTHUR CELSO, 68, of Santa Maria passed away 12/22/2021 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens

SMITH, DENNIS G., 72, of Santa Maria passed away 12/20/2021 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens SMITH, ARTHUR “ART,” 97, of Lompoc passed away 12/18/2021 arrangements with Starbuck-Lind Mortuary THIESSEN, MARIE ESTER, 77, of Orcutt passed away 12/16/2021 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens THOMPSON, JEAN L., 95, of Atascadero passed away 12/22/2021 arrangements with Chapel of the Roses

HARDTKE, GRETCHEN, 61, of Santa Margarita passed away 12/17/2021 arrangements with Chapel of the Roses

TRETT, GLORIA MAYBERRY, 98, of Pismo Beach passed away 12/14/2021 arrangements with Marshall Spoo Sunset Funeral Chapel

HIPSON, GEORGE L., 100, of Santa Maria passed away 12/19/2021 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens

TRIGUEIRO, FRANCES ANGELICA, 99, of Santa Maria passed away 12/18/2021 arrangements with Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory & Memory Gardens

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ormer Santa Cruz locals Laura and Jameson Lucero want to build a local skate shop for their Nipomo community, but the last thing they want to do is be like a dancing Kevin Bacon. “Brick-and-mortar skate shops serve as more than places to grab products. They’re organic cultural epicenters for youth and artists,” Laura said. “It’s not like Kevin Bacon in Footloose … coming in from Santa Cruz to bring skateboarding to the people. It’s already here.” Nipomo residents since 2016, the couple wants the skating community to flourish in its own safe space. Between an act of arson burning down the town’s recreation center in 2008 and the demolition of a makeshift skate park at the old rec center site, Nipomo’s skaters lost their community hubs. The Luceros came up with a solution over the summer. They’re working with the San Luis Obispo chapter of SCORE’s SKATE CREW While Laura Lucero mentors to set up the Nipomo Skate handles the business set up for their skate Shop. It would include boards and wheels shop, her husband Jameson is behind the suited for Nipomo’s roads, skate tours and art and design. movie screenings, and most importantly, room for skaters to be themselves. and take pictures with it and put it on Hoping to open by summer 2022, Laura their Instagram,” he said with a laugh. wants the store to provide local kids with But the road to the skate shop isn’t different recreational avenues for physical completely smooth. In her monthly activities as opposed to sitting indoors all meetings with SCORE, Laura found day with no place to go. out that it’s slim pickings for available The Luceros also plan to elevate skating properties in Nipomo. in Nipomo using a screen-printing press. Further, their original plan was to donate It’s something they’re already familiar some of the proceeds from the store to a with because Jameson runs a screenbuild a proper skate park for the community. printing business where he presses But SLO County Parks and Recreation designs on shirts. The couple wants to Director Nick Franco told them that would extend the art to skateboards too. MUSIC have to wait a while. Franco informed her “People become more conscious about the county’s plans to submit grant consumers when they understand applications for a new skate park. FLAVOR/EATS how something is made,” Laura said. “He was all, ‘We have a plan to stay on “We want to have art contests where the original timeline. We’re submitting it community members can get their design on Jan. 24. IfINFO that falls through, I’ll reach on a board.” back out to you,’” Laura said. Nipomo Skate Shop would also tailor Having their finger on the pulse is skateboards to people’s skating goals. Laura CALENDAR important for the Luceros’ shop to thrive. said that neighborhood streets determine Laura said that she frequently chats with the kind of wheels people from different local skateboarders areas purchase. This is where the one-sizeOPINION about their wants and needs when she bumps into them fits-all policy of chain stores falls flat. in the neighborhood. Jameson has been “They don’t cut it for skateboarding. A NEWS lot of major skate suppliers will provide engaging with this sort of networking you with products that you since he was a teenager. sell online,” Laura said. “I would stop at a skate STROKES Jameson hopes to bring park, I would meet kids custom supplies to the and ask, ‘Where do you Send business and dream store. He tapped ARTS guys party?’ They would nonprofit information to into his local connections at take us to other cool strokes@newtimesslo.com. Santa Cruz, like the staff at skate spots and we’d go to Consolidates Skateboards skate shops,” he said. “You and NHS, Inc. all speak the same language: The 35-year-old has been skateboarding. So there’s instant unity no skateboarding since he was 8 and was matter where you go.” taken under the wing of Santa Cruz skating legend Bill Ackerman of Bill’s Fast fact Wheels Skateshop. • Ring in the new year with a chilly dip “Bill was always there to sell my shirts in the ocean thanks to the 10th annual or give me a job when I didn’t have money, Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge. making or designing stuff for him. It’s On Jan. 1, 2022, at noon, community been the glue that’s kept everything members can participate in the icy dive in my life together. I have two skills— for $20, which would support Friends skateboarding and screen-printing,” of 40 Prado in its efforts to help the Jameson said. homeless community in SLO County. He added that Nipomo residents would For more information, go to dictate what his store would look like www.avilabeachpolarbearplunge.com. ∆ depending on what speaks to them. He also has a few artistic ideas up his sleeve. “I [want to] build … a giant, 8-foot Reach Staff Writer Bulbul Rajagopal at skateboard wheel. So kids can come in brajagopal@newtimesslo.com.

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Creating our legacy The time is now to protect our marine ecosystems and designate the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

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he California Central Coast is a vast region made up of rolling hills, lush Pacific terraces, and rugged coastal canyons, which all dramatically meet the majestic Pacific Ocean. It is a place of amazing diversity and ecosystems, rich in marine and terrestrial wildlife. The unique geology along the coast creates some of the most beautiful coastal vistas in the world, which inspire locals to revel in its beauty and enjoy its bounty. This visceral and physical relationship to our home makes us want to protect its uniqueness, preserve its abundance, and assure that future generations can appreciate and thrive in this paradise we call home. That gets accomplished through careful planning, environmentally sustainable development, rigorous use of science, strong public participation, education, effective intergovernmental coordination, and the willingness to take a stand for our environment.

We as a community now have the opportunity to take a decisive step toward preserving our local marine environment—and the home and sacred place to the Chumash and their ancestors—through the creation and designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. This sanctuary would effectively create a level of protection for our near and offshore marine environments that would close the gap between the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. For decades, locals have, to varying degrees of success, fought corporate attempts to implement destructive projects that would negatively affect our marine ecosystems and impact our local economies. It is time that we take the necessary steps to protect our local oceans, once and

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beach and dunes. This study is a biased waste of time and money. The California Coastal Stores should enforce Commission did not ban vehicles exclusively because of the dust but also the mask mandate because of ESHA (environmentally I was at a large store in Nipomo on Dec. sensitive habitat area) protection and 24. One man with a long and pointed ZZ environmental and tribal justice concerns. Top beard was in line with two young All of the off-roading area is designated girls, all of them unmasked. Another guy ESHA by the Coastal Act. The only uses was yelling across the store at his friends, allowed in ESHA are those dependent on he, too, unmasked. His friends were in the habitat to be able to occur. Vehicular another line, drinking from a tall cup of uses are not resource-dependent. They beer, with one woman wearing a “Wolves, can, and do, take place outside of sensitive Not Sheep” shirt—of course, unmasked. habitat areas. Maybe she believes that predatory Vehicular use directly affects behavior against innocents is her right, underservedMUSIC communities adjacent to the but I do not believe any of them has the park. The beach of Oceano is given over to right to risk our lives for their narcissism, vehicles, and general non-vehicular beach and I believe stores should enforce mask activities areFLAVOR/EATS almost impossible. Pier rules. Avenue, the heart of the Oceano beach Michael Guista community, shares few of the types of Nipomo INFO uses and development typical of thriving beach-fronting towns that can form the Scripps dunes study engine for economic prosperity. CALENDAR is biased The Northern Chumash do not support continued UC San Diego’s OHV use because the Scripps Institute of OPINION park includes sacred Oceanography claims Send us your ancestral lands that that “the dune-derived views and opinions to NEWSshould not, in any mineral dust [in the letters@newtimesslo.com. circumstance, be used in plume over the Nipomo these ways. Mesa] is … caused by STROKES There is much more than natural forces (i.e., wind) dust to justify reducing vehicular usage rather than human activities.” Its author on Oceano beach publicly stated that “ ... it’s hard to justify ARTS and dunes. Lucia Casalinuovo reducing vehicle usage.” This is the real president agenda of the Scripps study: advocate Oceano Beach Community Association against reducing vehicle usage on Oceano

for all, from projects such as seismic testing, oil exploration and development, ocean mining, and destructive new technologies that could indefinitely impact our native and migratory species by adding to the already powerful impact of anthropogenic noise. Yes, this designation would be a federal

as our fishermen would be assured of a healthy place to continue to work (and no, sanctuaries do not have the right to regulate fishing—they never have, and never will!). And most of all, our rich offshore ecosystems that are so precious and abundant will be protected. Now is the time to act for our local legacy. Now, you can make a difference in a world where sometimes we struggle to positively impact our Earth and our collective futures. Be part of the process to designate the Chumash Heritage National

For decades, locals have, to varying degrees of success, fought corporate attempts to implement destructive projects that would negatively affect our marine ecosystems and impact our local economies. appointment, but that’s where day-to-day federal oversight ends. Each of the marine sanctuaries throughout the country is run by a local steering committee made up of local stakeholders, and all decisions are made by this balanced entity. There could not be a more democratic and fair way to protect our oceans! Our local economies would thrive,

Marine Sanctuary. You can make a formal statement to NOAA in support of this milestone designation here: sanctuaries. noaa.gov/Chumash-heritage. Δ

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I enjoy reading your movie page, but must complain about the almost toosmall-to-read print on the New Flicks and Bingeable sections. Then add the colored

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his may be my last column, or not, so I will summarize my comments over the years, after, of course, hoping that all of you had a Merry Christmas and that the coming year will find you blessed. Over the years, I’ve tried to provide reasoned counterpoints to what passes as “common knowledge” and not-so-gently encourage you to look at issues from another perspective. Hopefully I managed to do that without engaging in personal attacks, however vehemently we might disagree. Highlighted in national news lately has been how important it is to pass the Biden “Build Back Better” plan, which would massively alter the political landscape while spending the nation into bankruptcy. So far the lone holdout has been U.S. Sen. Manchin (D-West Virginia), who single-handedly torpedoed the first round of legislation in the Senate. Actually, if Biden’s spending plan does eventually pass, America will be a few steps closer to peering into the abyss of national insolvency. Massive spending by Democrats has already fed the fires of inflation, the highest levels in more than 30 years and climbing. As Biden’s administration executed the demands of the left-fringe of his party, waging war on America’s energy structure, especially fossil fuels, we’ve lost the energy independence we briefly attained under former President Trump. Gas prices—indeed, all forms of energy costs—have skyrocketed with no end to price increases in sight. Biden shut down American pipelines, refineries, and drilling leases, undermined the ability of energy companies (those not in favor) to obtain credit, all the while asking the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia to expand their production of fossil fuels in order to feed America’s insatiable appetite for oil. Russia and OPEC refused, and even cut production briefly to artificially keep pump prices high. Enjoy those $5-plus gas prices, even as they continue to soar to $6 or $8 a gallon, or even more. I’m not sure how this policy is supposed to help the poor, the working poor, and the middle-class, but I’m sure the White House will find some way to spin this issue during press conferences. I realize that Biden and woke Western European countries have fully embraced the climate change crisis narrative, imposing draconian rules against fossil fuels to save the planet, especially desiring to shut down the coal industry, but things aren’t working out so well. China and India have increased their use of coal by 9 percent and 12 percent, respectively, in 2021, negating America’s CO2 emissions reductions. Both continue to build new coal-fired power plants and Germany, a previous pioneer in alternative energy use, has turned back to coal as an energy source due to the failure of solar and wind to provide the power needed to keep their economy humming and homes warm in a cold winter.

America, by contrast, is doubling down on its effort to enforce harsh environmental regulations, especially against the auto industry via the EPA, mandating unachievable gas mileage standards by 2024. That’s a guaranteed method to move auto production offshore, again making the Rust Belt rustier still. For true believers, what I’m implying is heresy, but take a look at the writings of Danish economist Bjorn Lomborg, who has dissected and refuted most climate crisis dogma, suggesting that adaptation and common sense be used to address hazards that will not manifest until the next century (and in far lesser forms). Neither crisis nor panic is required. We are also told that Republican policies threaten democracy or the survival of the nation. Actually, the greatest threat to democracy, other than Democrats, is the apathy and ignorance of American voters, who routinely fail to demand accountability from elected officials in either party and routinely return them to office. Being informed is not a prerequisite for holding national office—just look at the U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Georgia), who said during a public meeting that he was concerned stationing more Marines on the island of Guam might cause the island to tip over. No joke! What threatens the survival of the nation today is a rogue tech industry that worships censorship in the best traditions of former U.S. Sen. Joe McCarthy (of the 1950s era), censoring anyone who expresses views not meeting its definition of “mainstream.” We face external threats from China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran, as the first three modernize and expand their nuclear arsenals and Iran strives to develop nuclear weapons—its expressed purpose being obliterating the state of Israel. As Russia threatens its neighbors, it’s introduced hypersonic missiles that travel at speeds of one mile per second, are maneuverable, defeat anti-missile defenses, and are described as first-strike weapons. Biden’s budget guts our defense modernization, while his appeasement of Russia and China makes war and strategic defeat of our own military increasingly more likely within this decade or sooner. With all of that said, while there are many issues to argue about, today, I wish all of you well and hope minds remain open and dialogue remains civil. Have a Happy New Year! ∆ Al Fonzi had a 35-year military career, serving in both the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Respond with a letter to the editor emailed to letters@newtimesslo.com.

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s it a badge of honor or an angerinducing snub to get included in the Shredder? Whatever feeling it instills in the names that make my witty, yet politically astute column (What? Somebody has to sing my praises!) or in the people who read it, certain governing bodies can’t help but make the cut over and over again. For instance: The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District, which just couldn’t stop finding its way into headlines this past year—a trend I certainly hope continues. With school board trustee Chris “I’m Always Right About the Liberal Agenda” Arend at the district’s helm alongside Superintendent Curt Dubost, who’s tasked with constantly cleaning up after the board that governs him, I have no doubt that the North County school district will sail through 2022 with more unabashed news-making shenanigans. If blowing up what should have been a relatively inane discussion about an elective ethnic studies course at Paso Robles High School into a raging issue for anti-higher education conservatives wasn’t enough, Arend decided it would be a good idea to chastise Spanish speakers during board meetings for speaking Spanish. Now, the district’s staring down the barrel of a U.S. Department of Education investigation into discrimination against Spanish-speaking families. I’d say that guy, Arend, deserves a slow clap for doing what he does best:

Introducing national hot button issues to the Central Coast, such as critical race theory, and being a white man who perpetuates systemic racism but doesn’t believe it exists and who believes some women can be too emotional to hold public office. He’s from a different era, right? The Republican Party of San Luis Obispo also deserves a slow clap for doing what it does best: Drinking the Trump Kool-Aid. The far-right true believers who make up the base of RPSLO’s membership thrust SLO County into the national spotlight again this year. Hundreds cried foul (fowl) during a ridiculous stunt at a SLO County Board of Supervisors meeting where public commenters clucked (See what I did there?) over purported vaccine “passports” and alleged fraudulent voting. One little chicken even accused former SLO County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong of being associated with China’s Communist Party. So proud! Gong resigned from his post over the summer and moved to work in a clerkrecorder’s office in a different county for many reasons—but I wouldn’t be surprised if RPSLO’s temper-tantrum over fraud that doesn’t exist nudged him over the edge. Grow up, kids! Trump lost and you still have the freedom to be free-dumb. Speaking of the Board of Supervisors, whew! The shitshow—yes, shitshow—that

The Shredder The company that he allegedly no longer we got to witness this year was impressive. has a stake in is suing the city of SLO Between RPSLO, the Coalition of for pulling its dispensary permit over the Labor, Agriculture, and Business’s matter. Lawsuit documents state that Mike Brown (Can’t you just hear Dayspring owns the property in question, his monotone drawl?), 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold, 4th District and the Natural Healing Center, which his Supervisor Lynn Compton, and 1st girlfriend is now the CEO of, would have District Supervisor John Peschong, rented the building from him for $55,000 a they made a right mess of the Integrated month. Wow! Such drama. Waste Management Authority, Stay tuned for more about Dayspring’s appointing a new county clerk-recorder, dilemma in 2022. being blasé about COVID-19 regulations, Also up in 2022; more COVID-19; redistricting, and so much more. more arguments over the SLO Police Every week was a new wonder to stare Department’s $52-million new building; at with wide-eyed awe, newish rhetoric a possible lawsuit against the county over MUSIC to listen to as it fell from conservative redistricting; and questions, questions, supervisors mouths like a plague of questions about who will represent the locusts rushing to defend the decisions two halves of SLO County at the state FLAVOR/EATS they knew they were going to make before and federal levels. Will we hear anything they actually made them. Yuck. more about the civil rights violations at But even yuckier still were the rumors the SLO County INFO Jail? I’ll let you know. that became reality. The U.S. Department Because there’s only one place that of Justice announced that Natural will keep you elated, agitated, and bellyHealing Center founder and cannabis laughing all the way through 2022. It’s CALENDAR power player Helios me. I’m the place. Dayspring pleaded guilty to As one extremely tax evasion and bribing late satisfied reader put it OPINION 3rd District Supervisor in a recent voicemail: Send us your Adam Hill. “You got a rag going. views and opinions to NEWSThe Shredder is some Rumors of Hill’s pay-toletters@newtimesslo.com. play attitude about his votes anonymous asshole. … as a supervisor had been Burn the fucking thing, STROKES rampant for years, but on-theman. … You guys are record allegations and actual proof of those nuts. You appeal to all the overeducated actions were few and far between. Same assholes in SLO ... It’s lame, you guys are ARTS goes for Dayspring’s criminal ways—the lame. Fuck you!” rumors about that man whisper about Hey bud, I hope you feel better soon! criminal behavior that’s far worse than Keep reading for more quality content! ∆ bribery and tax evasion. Hill won’t pay the price for his actions with anything other The Shredder is an anonymous asshole. than a tainted legacy, but Dayspring is Send constipated irritations to shredder@ heading to prison, supposedly. newtimesslo.com.

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CANOE ATTITUDE

The Pale Kai Outrigger Club hosts its next introductory demonstration on outrigger canoe paddling on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 8 a.m., at Coleman Park in Morro Bay. Admission to the class is free, and all necessary equipment is provided. Sign-ups are required in advance online at palekai.org. Email join@palekai.org for more info. Coleman Park is located at 101 Coleman Drive, Morro Bay. —Caleb Wiseblood PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PALE KAI OUTRIGGER CLUB

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ALLISON REIMUS: FEELINGS IN A FAMILIAR FRAMEWORK New paintings by New Jersey-based artist Allison Reimus. Opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. ongoing 805-305-9292. leftfieldslo.com. Left Field Gallery, 1036 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos.

ART AND ABOUT LOS OSOS Join us for Art and About Los Osos, a self-guided art walk that gives the community an opportunity to experience visual, literary, and performing art in galleries and other venues throughout Los Osos. Events will not occur on major holidays. Second Saturday of every month, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-544-9251. artsobispo.org/art-and-about. Los Osos, Townwide, Los Osos.

COSTA GALLERY: ART AND ABOUT LOS OSOS Costa Gallery is now featuring a private collection of encaustic artwork by Los Osos artists Margaret Bertrand and Bob Dodge. Second Saturday of every month costagallery.com. Costa Gallery, 2087 10th Street, Los Osos, 559-799-9632.

DESTINATION UNKNOWN: WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP In this series of classes, we will use watercolors as a medium for exploration. We will explore what we can do with color, texture, line, and light. We will also explore the effects of watercolors when mixed with other media. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon through Jan. 25 $120-$135. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org/index. php/shop/. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

FOR THE BIRDS Art Center Morro Bay presents its annual For the Birds art exhibition in partnership with the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival and Pacific Wildlife Care. Jan. 6-Feb. 21, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

FOR THE BIRDS EXHIBIT During this exhibit, you’ll find bird related fine art paintings, photography and three dimensional art to include pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, and more. Don’t miss this exciting exhibit and artist reception featuring live birds. This event is free and open to the public. Jan. 6-Feb. 21, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

FOR THE BIRDS: CALL TO ARTISTS This exhibition celebrates the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival and everything about the birds and habitats that are indigenous to the Central Coast. Jan. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, artcentermorrobay.org.

FOREVER STOKED PAINT PARTY Join us at the

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gallery, for a few hours to travel on a creative paint journey guided by a member of the fun loving FS crew. You will receive as much or as little instruction as you prefer. No artistic experience is necessary. Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. $45. 805-772-9095. Forever Stoked, 1164 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay.

for volunteers to help us with projects. No artistic skills required. Artists are also sought on a continual basis. Please check our website for details. Through Dec. 31 805-927-8190. cambriaarts.org/home. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

FREE CREATIVITY DAY This ongoing group is free, informal, and open to the public. Meet in the Studio at Art Center Morro Bay. Bring your art work, in any medium and join others working in various mediums. Bring your lunch and join the fun. Choose your attendance time. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Jan. 26 Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org/ index.php/comingevents/classes/. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. JERILYNNE NIBBE: A RETROSPECTIVE Featuring monoprints, watercolors, and woodcuts. Through Jan. 2, 2022, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

LEARN BEGINNING FUSED GLASS WITH LARRY LE BRANE Call or email host, or check website for more precise info on workshop dates (dates vary). Make fused-glass home/garden décor, gifts, dishware, or use in your own artwork. No previous art skills are needed. All materials for 3-5 projects are included in $135 fee. For 4-6 students. No drop-ins. Registration at larron4@ charter.net Through Jan. 29, 2022 $135. 805-5288791. facebook.com/larry.lebrane. Central Coast Glass Blowing and Fusing, 1279 2nd Street, Los Osos.

LIVE FIGURE DRAWING CLASS Open to vaccinated adults. All levels and art techniques are welcome. 18 ages and over. No photos allowed. Bring your own art materials. First come, first served. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. through Jan. 26 $10 members; $12 non-members. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org/index. php/comingevents/classes/. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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MEMBERS ONLY SHOW: CALL FOR ARTISTS Register/submit art online to the Cambria Center for the Arts’ next show that will open on Jan. 8, and will run through February. No exhibit fee will be charged, as membership is required. For membership and exhibit details, please visit CCA’s website. Dec. 30, Dec. 31, Jan. 1, Jan. 2 and Jan. 3 805-927-8190. cambriaarts.org/home. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

MOSAIC TRIVET WORKSHOP During this workshop, you will learn how to design and create a mosaic trivet. You will learn how to select materials, lay out a pleasing pattern, and adhere the tiles to the trivet base. You will learn how to properly grout and seal your project. ongoing, 1-4 p.m. $60. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/workshops/. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

OPENING RECEPTION: FOR THE BIRDS EXHIBIT This opening celebration will feature an awareness lecture with live birds from Pacific Wildlife Care. Jan. 9, 2-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

SECOND SATURDAY: FEATURED ARTISTS OPENING RECEPTION Come by and see the Featured Artists Shows, find gifts for your loved ones, surprises for yourself, and meet the artists featured in the incredible gallery. Second Saturday of every month, 5-7 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

SKETCHBOOK FREEDOM This workshop is designed for artists looking to jump-start the daily practice of sketching, or for novices looking to explore sketch booking for the first time. Tips will be provided for

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starting —and sticking with it as a daily practice. Jan. 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $50 Members; $60 Non-Members (one-day workshop). 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay. org/index.php/shop/. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

WINTER FAIRE AND CRAFTS SHOW This very special holiday event offers a collection of exceptional paintings, photography and fine crafts, spanning a variety of artistic mediums from traditional to contemporary. Crafts include fiber, wood, glass, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, and more. Through Jan. 3, 2022, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. NORTH SLO COU NT Y

ART AND ABOUT PASO Join us for Art and About Paso, a self-guided art walk that gives the community an opportunity to experience visual, literary, and performing art in galleries and other venues. Visit site for an updated map of locations. Events will not occur on major holidays. First Saturday of every month, 5-9 p.m. Free. 805-544-9251. artsobispo.org/art-and-about. Participating locations, Paso Robles, City-wide.

BRUCE MUNRO: LIGHT AT SENSORIO Acclaimed artist Bruce Munro’s Light at Sensorio features two walkthrough installations: “Field of Light” featuring almost 60,000 color-changing blooms covering 15 acres of rolling hills; and “Light Towers,” celebrating Paso Robles wine country with 69 towers composed of more than 17,000 illuminated wine bottles. Thursdays-Sundays. through Jan. 2 $9.50-$110. 805-226-4287. sensoriopaso. com/. Sensorio, 4380 Highway 46 East, Paso Robles. DEPRISE BRESCIA ART GALLERY: OPEN DAILY Features a large selection of encaustic art, sculpted paintings, art installations, acrylic palette knife paintings, digital art, glass, jewelry, stones, fossils, and a butterfl y sculpture garden. ongoing DepriseBrescia. com. Deprise Brescia Art Gallery, 829 10th St., Paso Robles, 310-621-7543.

HANDCRAFTED FOR THE HOLIDAYS 2021 Premier craftspeople from San Luis Obispo County and beyond are featured in this unique exhibition and retail sale devoted to bringing wide public attention to the field of fine craft. A portion of every sale supports Studios on the Park. Through Jan. 3, 2022 Free. 805-238-9800. studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles.

STUDIOS ON THE PARK: ONLINE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Check site for a variety of virtual classes and workshops online. ongoing studiosonthepark.org. Studios on

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virtual; there is no in-person event. Enjoy a radio play based on the Charles Dickens classic short story. Make Cuesta’s first ever radio play part of your holiday tradition. Through Dec. 31 $10-$20. tickets.cuesta.edu. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

ACTOR’S EDGE: ACTING CLASSES Actor’s Edge offers film and television acting training in San Luis Obispo, plus exposure to Los Angeles talent agents. All ages and skill levels welcome. Classes available in SLO, LA, and on zoom. ongoing $210 per month. actorsedge. com. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

ART AND ABOUT SLO Join us for Art and About SLO, a self-guided art walk that gives the community an opportunity to experience visual, literary, and performing art in galleries and other venues. Visit site for an updated map of locations. Events will not occur on major holidays. First Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-544-9251. artsobispo.org/artand-about. San Luis Obispo, Citywide, SLO.

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private one-on-one and group lessons in the ceramic arts. Both hand building and wheel throwing options. Beginners welcomed. ongoing 805835-5893. hmcruceceramics.com/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

motherhood. The objects on display in this exhibition are a collection of kinetic creatures that explore a mother’s physical sensitivity to their child’s constant touch. Visitors are invited to interact with the forms, as suggested by adjacent action words. Through Feb. 28, 2022, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/ exhibition/touchy-touchy/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

VIEWPOINTS: A SPECIAL EXHIBITION Viewpoints is an exhibition by four artists who observe the world from different directions. Kim Snyder, Rod Baker, Barry Lundgren, and Janice Pluma each offer a unique perspective on nature’s many faces. Through Dec. 31 805-926-5050. SLO Gallery, 1019 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, SLOgallery.com. SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

MIXED MEDIA FOR AGES 5-6 AND 7-12 For ages 5-6 (Mondays) and 7-12 (Tuesdays). Mondays, Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m. 805-668-2125. lila.community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

OCCULT AND METAPHYSICAL ART SHOW An exhibition of the occult and metaphysical paintings by Bay Area artist Leona Lee. Reception: Nov. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. Through Jan. 15, 2022 Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, puffersofpismo. com.

OPEN STUDIO FOR ADULTS Call to reserve. All materials included. Tuesdays, photography has historically been valued 6-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 for its ability to depict our world objectively, p.m. $35. 805-668-2125. lila.community. some photographers seek to reveal it to us LilA Creative Community, 1147 East by abstracting objects and moments they DEC. 30, 2021 – Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande. observe. This exhibition explores examples JAN. 6, 2021 of abstract photography created by members RANCHO NIPOMO: MOVING WITH THE of The Photo Society. Through Jan. 30, 2022, TIMES EXHIBIT This exhibit also includes 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/ the restoration efforts of the Dana Adobe which had exhibition/exposure-composure/. San Luis Obispo Museum their start in the 1930s and remain ongoing to this day. of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. Through Jan. 15, 2022, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $5, free for DANA members and children under 12 years of age. 805-929FREE DOCENT TOURS AT SLOMA Gain a deeper 5679. danaadobe.org. DANA Adobe Cultural Center, 671 understanding of the artwork on view with SLOMA’s new S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo. docent tours. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S St., San Luis Obispo.

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Central Coast Pastel Society’s new online exhibit, with vibrant contemporary and classical paintings in varied styles and themes. Find exhibit, workshop, membership, paint-out dates, and event info on website. Through March 31, 2022 Free. 3cps.org/3cps-online-show/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

SLO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Twenty films, twenty days, to stream the SLO Jewish Film Festival. Inlcudes feature films, documentaries, and shorts from around the planet celebrating the Jewish experience. Streaming starts Jan. 9. Through Jan. 30, 2022 $50 All-Access Festival Pass; $25 Three-Movies Pass; $10 One-Movie Pass. 410-693-2949. slojff.com. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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FREE MEMBERSHIP IN CENTRAL COAST SCULPTORS Central Coast Sculptors welcomes CA artists, teachers, and students working in 3D art media, and sculpture enthusiasts. Join for free until Dec. 31. No geographic requirements. Enjoy distinctive exhibits such as ‘The Phantom Project,’ pop-ups, juried member showcases, and more. Through Dec. 31 Free membership. 505-690-4283. centralcoastsculptors.org/ membership.html. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

I’D TELL YOU IF I COULD Paintings and works on paper by London-based artist William Brickel. Through Feb. 6, 2022, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/visit/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

LITTLE TREASURE: HOLIDAY ART EXHIBIT Features artwork of all mediums by local artists, and all priced at $100 or less. Great for holiday shopping, collecting sweet and creative gifts that are one of a kind. Exhibit runs Dec. 3 through Jan. 31. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 31 Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo.com/gallery/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

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MUSIC LESSONS AT COELHO Call or go online for the Academy’s current offerings. The Academy offers private lessons by the hour or half hour for all age groups and ability. ongoing 805-925-0464. coelhomusic. com. Coelho Academy of Music, 325 E. Betteravia Rd., Santa Maria. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

children and adults. ongoing Spirits of Africa Gallery, 570 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, spiritsofafricagallery.com/.

SHARING THE LIGHT: ANSEL ADAMS AND ALAN ROSS This duo exhibition showcases the photography

PAINTING CLASSES Easels, brushes, and canvases provided. Limited to 20 students. ongoing Spirits of Africa Gallery, 570 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, spiritsofafricagallery.com/.

careers of both Ansel Adams (1902-1984) and Alan Ross (whose work is pictured), a longtime friend and former assistant of Adams. Through March 20, 2022 wildlingmuseum.org. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-688-1082.

PICKET PAINTING PARTY Decorative picket purchasing opportunities are available to show your support and help fund maintenance and educational programs in the Children’s Garden. Second Saturday of every month, 1-4 p.m. $75 per picket or 2 for $100. 805-541-1400. slobg.org. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo. SECOND SATURDAYS FREE ART EVENT

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GRAPHITE ART OF MINNIE ANDERSON Now through the month of January 2022, Minnie Anderson’s exhibit is on display in Shepard Hall and features selected graphite works using a number 2 pencil on paper. The works feature portraits, pets, and family relationships. Through Jan. 28, 2022 Free. 805 925-0994 x 2832. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

SLOMA’s Second Saturdays program features artmaking activities that complement the Museum’s current exhibitions. It’s completely free and open to the public, on the lawn outside SLOMA’s Mission Plaza double doors. Second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. through Dec. 10 Free. 805543-8562. sloma.org/events/second-saturdays/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

THIRD ANNUAL WINTER SALON Gallery Los Olivos presents its third annual Winter Salon group show. Gallery artists display their creative work hung “salon style” floor to ceiling. All fine art mediums represented. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Jan. 31 805-688-7517. GalleryLosOlivos.com. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. WIDENING CIRCLES: LANDSCAPE PORTRAITS OF SOLVANG Both of the show’s featured artists, husband and wife John Iwerks and Chris Chapman, will also be hosting periodic art demonstrations at the museum (Oct. 9, Oct. 30, and Nov. 13). Through Feb. 1, 2022 elverhoj.org. Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, 805-686-1211.

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Gallery Los Olivos presents its third annual Winter Salon exhibition, which is scheduled to run through Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. This seasonal group exhibit features works of various media, including painting, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, wood turning, and assemblage. Framed artworks will be displayed salon-style, from floor to ceiling. Call (805) 688-7517 or visit gallerylosolivos.com for more info. The gallery is located at 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos. —C.W. HOT DATES from page 18

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AXE THROWING Enjoy the art of axe throwing in a safe and fun environment. Kids ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. No personal axes please. Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. $20. 805528-4880. baysidemartialarts.com. Bayside Martial Arts, 1200 2nd St., Los Osos.

CENTRAL COAST SLIM DOWN Take control of food without suffering. Learn a step-by-step process to take control of overeating, cravings, and feel peace with food. Build the habits, mindset, and your unique path with results that stick. Hosted byTami Cruz (Certified Health/Life Coach) and Dana Charvet (Coach/Fitness Trainer). ongoing Call for pricing info. 805 235 7978. gratefulbodyhealthcoaching.com. Grateful Body, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

INTRODUCTION TO OUTRIGGER CANOE PADDLING WITH PALE KAI OUTRIGGER CLUB Pale Kai will be offering a free canoe demo and recruitment sessions in Morro Bay to get you out on the water. Join us for a fun intro to outrigger canoe paddling. All equipment and instruction provided. Limited sign-ups. Jan. 8, 8 a.m. Free. palekai.org/recruitment-program/. Coleman Park, Morro Bay, 101 Coleman Drive, Morro Bay, (805) 772-6278.

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

TAI CHI CHUN CERTIFICATION With the 2019 Tai Chi Instructor of the year. Ongoing courses. ongoing Call for price. 805-701-7397. charvetmartialarts.com. Grateful Body, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

TAI CHI CHUN/ QI GONG BASICS Learn the foundation of Qi Gong, the rooting of breathing, and Shaolin Tai Chi. Tuesdays-Thursdays Call for details. 805701-7397. charvetmartialarts.com. Grateful Body, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

WEEKLY QIGONG PRACTICE AT FITNESSWORKS MORRO BAY Calm your mind and nourish your joints with a weekly Qigong practice led by Mike Raynor of Tai Chi Rejuvenation. The practice is rooted in Qigong fundamentals, and standing/moving meditations. Forms include: Eight Brocades, Five Elements, Shibashi 18, and Tai chi 24. Saturdays, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Members free; non-members $8-$10. 805-225-1728. facebook.com/TaiChiRejuvenation/. FitnessWorks, 500 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay.

ZEN IN MOTION Learn the Shaolin Water Style and other deep breathing and moving meditation techniques with the 2019 Taijiquan Instructor of the Year. Beginners Welcome.Instructor Certification Courses available. Mondays, Wednesdays 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, 805-2215523.

NEW YEAR’S EVE CASSINO PARTY A swanky CASSino Night in the vineyard as we ring in the New Year. Features jazz music by Casey Biggs and the Paso Wine Man Band. Dec. 31, 7-10 p.m. my805tix.com. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, 805-239-1730.

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. TOPS SUPPORT GROUP: WEIGHT LOSS AND MAINTENANCE A self-help support group focusing on weight loss and maintenance. Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. 805-242-2421. tops.org. Santa Margarita Senior Center, 2210 H St., Santa Margarita.

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CAL HOPE SLO GROUPS AT TMHA Visit website for full list of weekly Zoom groups available. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays calhopeconnect.org. Transitions Mental Health Warehouse, 784 High Street, San Luis Obispo, 805-270-3346.

CAL POLY BASKETBALL VS. CAL STATE FULLERTON Celebrate the New Year with Cal Poly

Basketball. Get 2 tickets for $22 to bring in 2022. Jan. 1, 7-9 p.m. gopoly.com/. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

CAL POLY BASKETBALL VS. LONG BEACH STATE It’s Youth Night, so all kids ages 13 and under get in for free, and the first 100 kids get a color changing cup. Dec. 30, 7-9 p.m. gopoly.com/. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

CAL POLY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. UCSB Don’t miss the Blue-Green Rivalry game as the Mustangs take on UC Santa Barbara. Jan. 6, 7-9 p.m. gopoly.com. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

CITY FARM SLO’S YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM Check site for more info on programming and summer camps. ongoing cityfarmslo.org. San Luis Obispo, Citywide, SLO.

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.

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GARDEN FOUNDER WALK AND TALK Walk and talk with Eve Vigil in the Botanical Garden each month on the first Tuesday. Free garden tour with paid admission to the Garden. Free for members. No need to RSVP, just show up and enjoy. First Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon Free with $5 Garden Entry. 805-541-1400. slobg.org/calendar. Walk and talk with Eve Vigil in the Botanical Garden each month on the first Wednesday. Free garden tour with paid admission to the Garden. Free for members. No need to RSVP, just show up and enjoy. First Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon Free with $5 Garden Entry. 805-541-1400. slobg.org. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

LGBTQ+ FED THERAPIST LEAD SUPPORT GROUP (VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM) A pro-recovery group offering space to those seeking peer support, all stages of ED recovery. We understand recovery isn’t linear and judgment-free support is crucial. Share, listen, and be part of a community building up each other. First Wednesday of every month, 7-8 p.m. Free. galacc.org/ events/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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Wednesdays Around the World: Argentina WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 Cass Winery, Paso Robles

MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION (ONLINE MEETING) Zoom series hosted by TMHA. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon Transitions Mental Health Warehouse, 784 High Street, San Luis Obispo, 805-270-3346.

OUTDOOR YOGA CLASSES Hotel San Luis Obispo, Piazza Hospitality’s first property on California’s scenic Central Coast, offers outdoor yoga classes on its rooftop terrace. Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays $10-$15; complimentary for hotel guests. 805-235-0700. hotel-slo.com. Hotel San Luis Obispo, 877 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.

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NEW LOCATION CELEBRATION: HALCYON STORE Celebrating new location at 1275 W. Grand Ave Grover Beach. Scheduling Readers and Classes now store hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Jan. 9 Varied. 805-674-4277. Halcyon Store, 1275 W. Grand Ave, Grover Beach, halcyonstore.

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.

VETSURF FRIDAY Veterans encouraged to join us for these weekly VetSurf programs to share the camaraderie. Surfers and non-surfers are welcome; enjoy coffee and snacks on the beach or paddle out to share some waves with fellow Veterans. Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. 805-441-5271. ampsurf.org. Addie Street Surfer Parking Lot, Addie Street, Pismo Beach. WEEKLY DROWNING RESCUE COURSES Facility advertised as open and safe. Give the office a call to register over the phone. Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.6:30 p.m. Members $130; Non-members $160. 805481-6399. 5 Cities Swim School, 425 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, 5citiesswimschool.com.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY A fundraiser party for Animals Asia. Price includes a glass of Prosecco to toast the new year in East Coast time. Come and enjoy the best wine, beer and cheese plates in the Santa Ynez Valley. Cocktail attire encouraged. Dec. 31, 7-10 p.m. $25. 805-686-9126. arrowsmithwine.com. Arrowsmith’s, 1539 Mission Drive, Solvang.

you still miss a pet that died one, five, DEC. 30, 2021 – SOLVANG JULEFEST Julefest returns or over ten years ago? You are not alone. JAN. 6, 2021 with a modified, pandemic-safer set of events The Pet Loss Grief Group is a step-by-step and happenings throughout the 2021 holiday process (with two class options to choose season. Through Jan. 1, 2022 solvangjulefest.org/. from: Tuesdays or Wednesdays). Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. and Downtown Solvang, Citywide, Solvang. Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. through Feb. 9 $59.99. 1-714-273-9014. griefrecoverymethod.com/grms/revdiann-davisson. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

Symphony of the Vines: Mighty Beethoven FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 Mission San Miguel

The Full Monty: The Musical FRI/SAT/SUN: JAN 14–16, JAN 21-23, JAN 28–30 SMCT, Santa Maria

The Tramp and Roughrider Fundraiser Event SAT & SUN, JANUARY 22 & 23 KDA Studios, Santa Maria

PLANET FUNK NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH Enjoy champagne toasts, a midnight balloon drop, delicious comfort food dishes, craft cocktails and live music. Features a headlining performance by funk/jazz/soul fusion band Diggin’ Dirt in our Event Center. Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. slobrew.com/events/. SLO Brew Rock, 855 Aerovista Pl., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-1843. Q YOUTH GROUP (VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM) This is a social support group for LGBTQ+ and questioning youth between the ages of 11-18. Each week the group explores personal, cultural, and social identity. Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Free. galacc.org/events/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

QI GONG FOR MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT Learn and practice qi gong, a Chinese system for physical, mental and spiritual development. This class is conducted outdoors in a beautiful setting, which is the best place to do qi gong, as its inspiration is drawn from nature. Certified instructor: Devin Wallace. Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. $10. 805-709-2227. Crows End Retreat Center, 6340 Squire Ct., San Luis Obispo.

Barrel Room Concert: Unfinished with the Beatles SUNDAY, JANUARY 23 Cass Winery, Paso Robles

Ted’s Estate Beef Winemaker Dinner: Short Ribs FRIDAY, JANUARY 28 Cass Winery, Paso Robles

Symphony of the Vines: Gallant Guitar SUNDAY, MARCH 20 Cass Winery, Paso Robles

SLO ASTROLOGERS We are a small group of Central Coast folks who love talking about astrology. We enjoy learning from each other and hearing personal experiences so that we can understand the meaning of astrological symbols. Don’t be shy, give us a try. First Wednesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. Free. galacc.org/ events/. GALA Pride and Diversity Center, 1060 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, 805-541-4252.

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

TACO TUESDAYS La Parilla Taqueria will be in courtyard serving up their delicious tacos and tostadas every Tuesday. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. Ancient Owl Beer Garden, 6090 El Camino Real, suite C, Atascadero, 805460-6042, ancientowlbeergarden.com. VIRTUAL WINE TASTING PACKAGES AT CASS WINERY Wine by the glass and bottles are also available for purchase. Check site for specific virtual tasting packages. ongoing Free. 805-239-1730. casswines.com/. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

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is a voluntary, worldwide fellowship of folks from all walks of life who together, attain and maintain sobriety. Requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Email aarapgroup@gmail.com for password access. Sundays, 7-8 p.m. No fee. galacc.org/events/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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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. up roller skating event. Locations posted the day of at 4 p.m. Follow @thesloroll. First Saturday of every month Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

Symphony of the Vines: Joyful Beethoven FRIDAY, MAY 27 Mission San Miguel

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SLO NOONTIME TOASTMASTERS CLUB MEETINGS Want to improve speaking and leadership

SLOROLL: A COMMUNITY INITIATIVE A free pop-

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to-peer support for trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and questioning people. In-person and Zoom meetings held. Contact tranzcentralcoast@gmail. com for more details. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. GALA Pride and Diversity Center, 1060 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, 805-541-4252.

vendors. Saturdays, 8-10:45 a.m. World Market Parking Lot, 325 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATORY DINNER This special Executive Chef Barajas’ dinner at delightful Somerset Grill is a wonderful way to usher in 2022. Dec. 31, 5-10 p.m. $49-$129. Vespera Resort, 147 Stimson Ave., Pismo Beach, 805-773-1011, vesperapismobeach.com. PISMO BEACH FARMERS MARKET Features various vendors selling their goods. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. Pismo Beach Farmers Market, Pismo Pier, Pismo Beach, 805. 773.4382.

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SIMPLY SOURDOUGH First Thursday of every month Oasis Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt, 805-937-9750.

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KALYRA: PURCHASES AND PICK-UPS Offering varietals from all over the world. Tuesdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m. 805-693-8864. kalyrawinery.com. Kalyra Winery, 343 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez. LIBRARY MONTH AT ZACA MESA WINERY This holiday season, taste the treasures of our cellar. In our limited-time Library Flight, you will sip wine that has been artfully aged to delicious perfection. Available Thursday through Monday. Mondays, ThursdaysSundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 31 805-688-9339. zacamesa.com/ upcoming-events/. Zaca Mesa Winery, 6905 Foxen Canyon Rd, Los Olivos.

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

to Drink”. Special guests are Karl Tallman and Paul Welch. Jan. 8, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. stevekey.com/events. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

OPEN MIC NIGHT Come join us each Wednesday for Open Mic Night in the downstairs dining area. Grab some friends and show off your talents. Food and drink service will be available. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-9953883. schoonerscayucos.com. Schooners, 171 North Ocean Ave, Cayucos. SOLEFFECT A 6 piece band from the Central Coast of California. 2 singers intertwine their vocals to create a soulful and unique sound. The guitar, bass, trumpet, and drums are a powerhouse of rock and funk that will get you dancing all night. Jan. 8, 8-11 p.m. Free. 805-225-1312. soleffectmusic.com. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay.

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FRIDAY DJ SERIES Features different DJ each Friday. Presented by Traffic Records. Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Ancient Owl Beer Garden, 6090 El Camino Real, suite C, Atascadero, 805-460-6042, ancientowlbeergarden.com. NEW SONGS FOR THE NEW YEAR Songwriters at Play host Steve Key will be joined by eight other writers who have accepted the challenge of performing newlycreated compositions to welcome 2022. Lineup includes Lauren Hatcher, John Sandoval, Dan Daniel, Douglas Romayne, Craig Louis Dingman, Rob Kimball, Dennis Mikel, and Jeff Seals. Jan. 1, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. stevekey.com/events. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY FEATURES STEVE KEY BAND Songwriters at Play host Steve Key is also the headliner, accompanied by drummer Paul Griffith and Bob Liepman on cello and electric mandocello. Paul and Bob both played on Steve’s latest album, “How I Learned

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W. TERRENCE SPILLER PIANO RECITAL The first half will feature works by Clara and Robert Schumann, ARTS musicians from 19th-century two of the most important Germany, and one of the most important married couples in music history. The second half will be entirely of French repertoire. Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. $20 general, $10 students. 805-756-4849. music.calpoly.edu/calendar/. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

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NOON YEAR’S EVE Featuring Riptide Big band with vocalists Bob Nations, Mitch Latting, and Liz Douglas. Funded by the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County. Presented by Santa Maria Valley Senior Club. Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 775-813-5186. RiptideBB.com. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria.

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

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LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS Sundays, 2-5 p.m. Brick Barn Wine Estate, 795 W. Hwy 246, Buellton, 805-686-1208, brickbarnwineestate.com.

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So Not Starkey

BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HULA GIRLS

Forget 2021 Let’s move on with a wiggle and a shake

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ere we are. It’s the end of 2021, and I, for one, am not interested in glancing over my shoulder at anything behind me. It’s a mess! But I can put on my dancing shoes and maybe a hula skirt to start the year off right in Morro Bay at The Siren for a one- or twonight tropical vacation. I see island vibes, killer tiki cocktails, hula dancers, and a rocking Hawaiian band in my future! Plus, a whole smoked pig to go with a Hawaiian barbecue dinner. OK. I’m drooling and getting a little ahead of myself. Let’s start with the music! Morro Bay’s The Siren hosts a Hawaiian New Year’s Celebration featuring The Hula Girls and The Bonneville Phantoms for two nights: Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1 (7:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $50 to $65 at thesirenmorrobay.com). NYE ticket price includes the concert, barbecue dinner, and a midnight champagne toast. The Hula Girls have been playing their self-described “hulabilly” music all over Southern California since 2008 with Spike Marble on lead guitar and vocals, Shorty Poole on upright and electric basses, Gary Brandin on steel guitar, and Doug Sanborn on drums. Hula-ago-go dancers Miss Haylee Holiday, Miss Ginger Watson, and Miss Veronica Velvet accompany them wherever they go! Tickets to the Planet Funk New Year’s Eve party at SLO Brew are already gonegone, but just so you know what you’re missing: Diggin’ Dirt and Dante Marsh & The Vibe Setters are on deck. Not to worry, though, Dante Marsh & The Vibe Setters will be at Broken Earth Winery in Paso on Sunday, Jan. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. Liquid Gravity Brewing Company in SLO is bringing the Ron McCarley Quartet in for its Roaring Twenties soiree on New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31 (8 p.m.; 21-and-older; $20;

liquidgravitybrewing.com). The cover charge includes a seltzer toast at midnight. Bear City Social will be slingin’ food and everyone is encouraged to don their choicest ’20s threads to join in on the fun. Ron McCarley, the director of jazz studies at Cuesta College, “is an incredibly accomplished and talented jazz musician. He is widely regarded as one of the absolute best on the Central Coast,” according to Liquid Gravity. McCarley will be on saxophone, Adam Levine on guitar, Ken Hustad on bass, and Darrell Voss on drums. Opera San Luis Obispo presents a New Year’s Eve Super Gala on Friday, Dec. 31, at Harold Miossi Hall in the Performing Arts Center (7:30 p.m.; ages 7 and older; $25 to $90 at pacslo.org). The OperaSLO Grand Orchestra and maestro Brian Asher Alhadeff present a line-up of award-winning artists and ensembles for an epic evening of pops, opera, musical theater, and dance, including vocalists Alba Franco-Cancél, Shira Renee Thomas, Karen Dunn, Eliana Nunely, Gregory Gorrindo, Dylan F. Thomas, and Zach Apel.

SHAKE IT The Hula Girls ring in the New Year, island style, on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 at The Siren in Morro Bay. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE PURPLE ONES

TRIBUTE The Purple Ones take their seriously funky tribute to Prince into The Siren on Jan. 6.

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This tribute band from Oakland puts 12 pieces on stage—including a full horn Last week, Glen Starkey plugged a very section—and delivers their own spin on fine Numbskull and Good Medicine show Prince. You won’t catch any impersonators lined up for Thursday, Dec. 30, when or look-a-likes in this band, which is The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain all about the music and Men play The Siren (7 p.m.; bringing audiences to their 21-and-older; $13 plus MUSIC feet with energy, rhythm, fees presale at eventbrite. creativity, and a serious com or $15 at the door), Send music and dose of unadulterated funk. with Morro Bay folk duo FLAVOR/EATS club information to Songwriters at Play The Turkey Buzzards gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. presents New Songs for the opening. INFO New Year on Saturday, Also at The Siren, Jan. 1, at Sculpterra Winery see The Purple Ones (12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; all ages; free). With (An Insatiable Tribute to Prince) the exceptionCALENDAR of rainy days and Christmas, on Thursday, Jan. 6 (7:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $20 presale plus fees at Steve Key hosts Songwriters at Play thesirenmorrobay.com or $25 at the door). every Saturday afternoon year-round at OPINION

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Sculpterra Winery in Paso Robles. The three-hour show sometimes features full bands, touring duos, or solo singersongwriters showcasing their original music. On New Year’s Day, Key will be joined by eight other writers who have accepted the challenge of performing newly-created compositions to welcome in 2022. The New Songs for the New Year lineup includes Lauren Hatcher, John Sandoval, Dan Daniel, Douglas Romayne, Craig Louis Dingman, Rob Kimball, Dennis Mikel, and Jeff Seals. ∆ Editor Camillia Lanham is attempting to fill in for Glen Starkey while he’s out of town. Send complaints directly to gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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Art Center Morro Bay holds annual For the Birds exhibition

For the Birds, a special group exhibition in conjunction with the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival, debuts at Art Center Morro Bay on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. This annual exhibit, which showcases a diverse collection of various media, including painting and photography, is scheduled to remain on display at the gallery through Monday, Feb. 21. An opening reception for the show will take place on Sunday, Jan. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to both the reception and exhibit (during regular hours) is free. Call (805) 772-2504 or visit artcentermorrobay.org for more info. Art Center Morro Bay is located at 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

PCPA to visit schools across San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties

The Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA) announced the return of its Education and Outreach Tour, which will kick off on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. Schools throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are now able to reserve a slot on the tour, scheduled to run through March 11. This program marks PCPA’s first multi-school tour since before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. As part of the tour, four actor interns and a stage management intern will travel from school to school, presenting a performance of Breaking Through, a story by Francisco Jimenez, adapted for the stage by Leo Cortez. The play follows a family’s journey back into the U.S. after being deported to Mexico. The show’s protagonist, a high school student named Francisco, discovers he has a passion for literature and dreams of going to college after graduation. But Francisco’s aspirations clash with the wishes of his father, who fears college will bring financial ruin upon the family. Bookings for the tour come with resources for teachers (of all grade levels), including pre-performance and postperformance lesson plans, activities, and class discussions about the play’s content, as well as a link to a virtual study guide for students to download. Each performance of the show runs about 50 minutes, and is followed by a Q-and-A session, for students to ask the participating actors any questions they have. For additional info on PCPA’s Education and Outreach Tour, Breaking Through, and other upcoming programming hosted by the theater company, visit pcpa.org. To book a slot on the tour, call (805) 928-7731, ext. 3156, or email lcortez@pcpa.org.∆ —Caleb Wiseblood

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efugees from Sudan and Eritrea seeking new lives in Israel. A woman sprouting facial hair as she channels a deceased rabbi. Albanians protecting Jewish men during World War II as the Nazis close in. These are some of the stories that the SLO Jewish Film Festival will help tell starting on Jan. 9. With 25 films from at least 17 different countries, the goal of this year’s festival is to highlight cultural diversity within the Jewish experience and remind everyone that “we are one, global community,” said Bobby Naimark, the JCC- (Jewish Community Center) Federation of SLO manager. “We wanted to be able to tell as many stories as possible from all over the world,” Naimark said. “There’s a lot that can divide us today, but when we look back and tell stories in a personal way, we really do all come together as one.” The festival’s theme this year, Our Global Mishpacha, aims to highlight what it means to be Jewish in whatever environment, era, or circumstance someone might live in. Mishpacha is defined as a Jewish family or social unit including close and distant relatives, according to the film festival’s website. Now in its 12th year, Naimark said the festival always tries to highlight diversity, but all of the current angst and polarization in the world made it seem like an especially prescient time to try to curate stories that celebrate differences. “With all of the divisiveness in the world right now, the film festival acts as a beautiful message of hope and unity amongst all peoples,” he said. “We have something for everybody.” Similar to 2021’s festival, the 2022 festival will be held in a mostly virtual format due to COVID-19, with pre-recorded filmmaker Q-andAs. Muara C. Johnston, who co-directs the film festival with Bruce Silverberg, said she’d completed 18 Q-and-As as of Dec. 20 with the expectation of finishing a few more before the festival begins. Normally, Johnston said, filmmakers are interviewed in-person at the festival, which can make it difficult for those who can’t CELEBRATE attend. But with the DIVERSITY The virtual format, she’s upcoming SLO been able to interview Jewish Film Festival filmmakers living aims to highlight all over the world, what it means to which gives both film be Jewish across festival attendees and environments, eras, and circumstances. makers more access to

THE SHABBOS GOY Find a short comedy (7 min.) about the Shabbat, a vibrator gone rogue, and a young Orthodox woman looking for help among the films selected for 2022’s SLO Jewish Film Festival.

Celebrate diversity In addition to the virtual films, events, and filmmaker Q-and-As that attendees can find at slojff.com from Jan. 9 through 30, the SLO Jewish Film Festival will hold a handful of in-person events in 2022. The Kibbitz Connection will open the festival on Jan. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Temple Ner Shalom with wine, cheese, deserts, and chatting. Tickets and more info are available at slojff.com.

ISMAIL’S DILEMMA In Nazi-occupied Albania, a Muslim peasant is torn between the national code of honor or protecting his family from certain death in this short narrative film (33 min.) available to view during the SLO Jewish Film Festival from Jan. 9 through 30.

such as Kiss Me Kosher—a love story about one another. This is a huge plus for the festival, clashing cultures and families that follows which has a goal of celebrating the filmmakers. MUSIC two generations of Israeli women who fall for Another goal for the festival is to bring members of the SLO Jewish community together. a German woman and a Palestinian man— include The Shabbos Goy—a It was never about making money, said Johnston, and shorts that FLAVOR/EATS comedy about an Orthodox woman who must who founded the festival with Lauren Bandari. find a non-Orthodox person to turn off her “It was really meant to be community INFO vibrator-gone-rogue on the Shabbat. building, and then, of course, encourage Similar to any religion, Johnston said, there’s others to come,” she said. “I feel honored and a spectrum of practice—from conservative privileged to be able to do this every year. … I CALENDAR learn so much about the world and just meet so Orthodox Jews to those on the forefront of social justice to those who are imbedded in the culture many incredible people.” more-so thanOPINION the religion. Because the festival is invitation-only, “No matter how they experience their Johnston and other committee members take Judaism, … they’re all part of the Jewish suggestions from the film festival community, family,” she said. NEWS “In a world that’s so fractured Naimark said. Usually starting with a list and where anti-Semitism is on the rise. … of somewhere between 60 and 75 films, they [some] of us learn to understand that what it divide and conquer the films, narrowing it STROKES means to be Jewish is to learn down to the finalists that will get that being Jewish isn’t one shown. The stories they decided thing. And it varies by culture on, Johnston said, are stories ARTS and it varies by faith.” that need to be told, that are And good stories are good Send gallery, stage, surprising, and that highlight stories, she said, adding and cultural festivities to a broad range of life in Jewish that good storytelling is arts@newtimesslo.com. communities across the world. something that can reach Those films include across the boundaries erected documentaries such as Exile by assumptions and stereotyping. in Turkey—which looks at how German “Storytelling is what unites us,” she said. ∆ intellectuals who emigrated to Turkey during WWII helped modernize the country and Reach Editor Camillia Lanham at clanham@ what remains of their legacy—to narratives newtimesslo.com.

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ith Spider-Man’s secret identity now revealed to the world, the teenage web-slinger is no longer able to separate his regular day-to-day life as high school student Peter Parker from his role as a superhero. (148 min.)

Caleb There’s just no way around it; No Way Home is hard to talk about without diving into its juiciest spoilers, but I’m gonna try my best not to. Even before walking into the theater, I was convinced that the trailers had already given away too many of the film’s surprises— including the return of Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina, as the Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus, respectively. There’s always plenty of hype surrounding anything Marvel puts out, but the promise of getting to see these guys bring back their characters from, arguably, the most nostalgic and beloved era in Spidey history (the Tobey Maguire years) really raised the anticipation bar, at least for me. Fans of the franchise already got a taste of the “multiverse” concept in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, where multiple iterations of Spider-Man from alternate realities collide with each other. No Way Home’s Peter Parker (Tom Holland) finds himself in a similar predicament after he seeks help from a powerful sorcerer and former collaborator, Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch). After the events of his last live-action outing, Far From Home, SpiderMan’s identity is no longer a secret, which not only complicates Parker’s life, but the lives of his aunt May (Marisa Tomei), girlfriend MJ (Zendaya), and best friend Ned (Jacob Batalon) as well. Parker asks Strange if there’s a way he can make the world forget he’s Spider-Man, so the caped wizard agrees to cast a spell to do just that, but there are some unexpected side effects—namely in the form of new, yet old, Spidey villains suddenly appearing out of thin air. Bulbul No Way Home is definitely a Spidey smorgasbord for every generation of Spider-Man fans (spoiler-free hint), and

We never find out. Caleb I think there’s a dangerously time-consuming Reddit thread full of potential answers to that, but it is unfortunate how contrived the universe-crossing stuff can feel at times. I appreciate the film’s straightforward, humorous attitude about that stuff for the most part, though, and the way it leans more into fantasy rather than sci-fi. Having Doctor Strange involved, and the film’s plot SUIT UP Tom Holland plays Peter Parker, aka Spiderresulting from a magic spell Man, in his third solo outing (if we’re not counting gone haywire, somehow additional appearances in team-up Marvel flicks), don’t sound as convoluted to Spider-Man: No Way Home. me as your usual sciencedriven time travel fare. Suspension of SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME disbelief aside, this movie really tugged at my heartstrings, and it’s honestly hard What’s it rated? PG-13 to separate how much of my enjoyment What’s it worth, Bulbul? Full price came from nostalgic appeasement or What’s it worth, Caleb? Full price unbiased admiration for, you know, other Where’s it showing? Downtown Center in stuff I should take into consideration. I’m SLO, Regal Arroyo Grande, Galaxy, Park, almost afraid to watch it again, because Sunset Drive-In of how euphoric I still feel toward it after one viewing. There are some genuinely it’s a feel-good tear-jerker thanks to its touching and beautifully executed storycentral message: Second chances are cool. driven moments in this film. They’re just Every single movie iteration of the web slinger is grounded in an almost formulaic too spoiler-centric to gush over any further. pattern of making the best out of the cards Bulbul I’d happily watch No Way Home again if I stumble across it on some you’re dealt. Parker–with his lively teen streaming service soon. It’s layered with spirit–messes up, pays the price with an nostalgia (watch out for J.K. Simmons unspeakable loss, lashes out at the world reprising everyone’s favorite crabby news to fill the gaping hole, and ultimately reporter, J. Jonah Jameson), and made me realizes that revenge isn’t the healthy way feel right at home. What I love the most out. With the identity leak, No Way Home about Spider-Man is that he’s a nuanced teaches him a lesson through a wholly hero who gives equal importance to all the original dilemma that speaks to the relationships in his life, be it his family, human and the superhuman in Parker. his best friend, or his girlfriend. Mutant The thrilling plot got Downtown SLO opponents may underestimate him for being theater patrons to gasp and yelp, no holds young, but it’s Parker’s “never-say-die” humor barred. That’s exactly what an actioneven in the darkest hour that makes him packed superhero movie should incite. No endure the test of time, what with eight Way Home does leave some unanswered movies and three actors donning the Spidey questions though. Marvel movies always suit. No Way Home is proof that the franchise claimed that fiddling with time travel can breathe new life into what could be a causes ruptures in the timeline of those predictable plot blueprint. Run to catch it on alternate universes. So, what happens the big screen, and relive the fantasy when when old Spider-Man villains leave their you get home with the Reddit thread. Δ original realities to come to a New York City protected by Holland’s hero? Do Split Screen was written by Staff their universes, storylines, and previous Writer Bulbul Rajagopal and Calendar Spider-Man flicks crumble because of their Editor Caleb Wiseblood this week. Send comments to gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. surprising fates at the end of this movie?

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I BLOODY BRILLIANT Castlevania follows the gory journey of vampire killer Trevor Belmont (left), the sorceress Sypha (right), and Dracula’s son Alucard, as they team up to defeat Dracula and his army of night creatures. complex by trying to answer a deceptively simple question through battle-hardened characters, snarky dialogues, and rich philosophy: What now? Take a weekend and sink your teeth into Castlevania to find out (four seasons, with approximately 10 25-min. episodes each). —Bulbul

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astlevania is a poignant work of art, considering its source material is an 8-bit Japanese video game from the 1980s. Set in a Middle Ages-esque eastern Europe ravaged by vampires at the command of none other than Dracula himself, this animated Netflix series is bingeable right down to the bloody bone. Dracula Tepes is the vampire king whose human wife is burned alive by the town’s corrupt clergy after they branded her scientific knowledge as witchcraft. Driven mad with rage, Dracula starts a war to terminate the human race, and its fate lies in the hands of three warriors. Castlevania follows the gory journey of vampire killer Trevor Belmont, the sorceress Sypha, and Dracula’s son Alucard (‘Dracula’ backwards, get it?) as they race to stop the vengeful vampire and his army. The series is grounded in a straightforward premise but its narrative technique breaks the rules of storytelling with elements like major deaths quite early on. While this can pull the plug for many TV shows, Castlevania prevails. It keeps the plot exciting and

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efore he came to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly, Justin Chan was used to having easy access to great boba tea whenever he wanted it. He hails from the Bay Area, which is known to have some of the best boba in America. But when he got to SLO, he found his options lacking. There are only a handful of shops here that sell the popular iced

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drink with sweet tapioca pearls, so Chan already been done, and brings decided to make it himself. out a new element to it, and cold “I would make boba for friends every brew tea is that new element finals week,” Chan said. “People would that boba tea shops haven’t seen invite their friends and we’d have like 50 before.” people in the Poly Canyon Village dorms. Sequel currently sells They loved it. People were saying my boba boba tea at the Downtown was better than some of the boba up in SLO Farmers’ Market every the Bay Area.” Thursday, and Benny’s Kitchen As a pre-med student with plans for on Foothill Boulevard every physician’s assistant school one day, Chan Saturday from noon to 2:30 p.m. first saw his boba making as just a hobby. The benefits of cold brewing But that hobby soon turned into a side tea comes down to bold flavors, hustle, as Chan started doing pop-ups higher antioxidants, and no and his boba business became profitable. bitterness, Chan explained. Then, he had an idea. “When you use the full leaf, “When I was just starting, I was just you have the full body of it and doing normal boba,” Chan said. “It was it actually maximizes through the summer of 2020 when I was lying in cold brewing,” Chan said. bed, and cold brew tea came to mind. In “Because it’s a much gentler the grocery store, you see a bunch of cold approach, you get to pull out the brew coffee, and I was like, ‘Why isn’t cold aromatics of the tea.” brew tea a thing?’” It took Chan a lot of trial and Chan, who graduated from Cal Poly error to perfect the process. in 2020, was working full-time as a He went through six different medical assistant when he had his burst vendors and about 60 different of inspiration to make cold brew tea. He teas, trying different brew times TV INSPIRED Sequel’s Squid Game drink is a fan favorite, inspired by the popular Netflix series. It started perfecting his product and selling for each one until it was just features cold-brewed oolong tea, organic Humboldt it at pop-ups every weekend. right. Creamery milk, cloud cream, a shot of activated “I just saw it as a side project,” Chan “Different teas require charcoal, Dalgona coffee cream, and is topped with said. “I did that for about a year, and then different brew times,” he said. Dalgona candy crumble. it was the summer of 2021 when I was “Some teasMUSIC cold brew for less like, OK, I can actually than 12 hours, other unsatisfied,” Chan said. “I liked it better quit my job now and [do teas cold brew for over 24. So when the tea was lightly sweet, and the FLAVOR/EATS this] full time.” it all depends on the tea, just pearls were really sweet, so that’s what That’s when Sequel to get that right balance.” we do.” Cold Brew Tea was Chan sources his tapioca Sequel has already gained a loyal INFO Send tidbits on everything officially born. pearls from a special vendor following. food and drink to “It’s something in Taiwan, known as the “I’m thankful that people get to come bites@newtimesslo.com. unprecedented, it’s boba capital of the world. CALENDAR out and try our drinks,” Chan said. “It’s something that’s new— These boba pearls are bigger pretty crazy on Thursdays—we’ve blocked something that’s being than average and sweeter. the street at Farmers’. We have to have OPINION continually developed and processed,” “Sometimes I’d go to a boba shop, and our line behind our tent on the sidewalk.” Chan said of why he chose the name the tea is sweeter than the boba pearl. I found that balance left me a little Sequel. “A sequel takes something that’s FLAVOR continued page 28

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FILE NO. 2021-2802 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/14/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TOLOSA, TOLOSA WINERY, TOLOSA DIRECT, 4910 Edna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Phase 2 Cellars, LLC (4910 Edna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Phase 2 Cellars, LLC, Kenneth Robin Baggett, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-23-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 11-23-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-2777 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/07/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MAGNOLIA 313 ACCOUNTING SERVICES, 820 Walnut Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Kite Point Accounting & Advisory (820 Walnut Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Kite Point Accounting & Advisory, Carolyn Mescher, CEO and Principal. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-19-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 11-19-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021, & January 6, 2022

FILE NO. 2021-2816 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NIPOMO SKATE SHOP, 885 Tanis Place, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Nipomo Skate Shop LLC (885 Tanis Place, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Laura A. Lucero, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-24-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 11-24-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

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FILE NO. 2021-2825 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/29/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NEUMANN’S TRUCKING, 333 Hinds St. #A, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Helmut Neumann (333 Hinds St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michael Helmut Neumann. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-30-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-30-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-2785 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/20/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 1) MEDICO-DENTAL ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, 2) MDAB, 3) BAKERSFIELD CREDIT CONTROL SERVICE 4) BCCS, 5) BUSINESS CREDIT CONTROL SERVICE, 1250 Peach St, Suite J, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. John Charles Wright (1250 Peach St. Suite J, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual /s/ John Charles Wright. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-22-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Webster, Deputy. Exp. 11-22-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

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FILE NO. 2021-2795 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PORTABLE WELDING, 1762 Viejo Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Micah B. Rose (1762 Viejo Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Micah B. Rose. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-22-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Webster, Deputy. Exp. 11-22-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-2827 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO SKATE COLLECTIVE, 4450 Jalama Dr., Guadalupe, CA 93434. Santa Barbara County. Aaron M. Almeda (4450 Jalama Dr., Guadalupe, CA 93434). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Aaron M. Almeda. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-30-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 1130-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

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CITY OF PISMO BEACH PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the Pismo Beach City Council will hold a public hearing for the following purpose: PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA: Address: Citywide Applicant: City of Pismo Beach Description: Receive public comments, adopt a resolution making certain findings, and approving a new parklet fee effective on January 1, 2022. Details about ways to participate in this hearing will be provided on the agenda posted for the meeting online at pismobeach.org/ agenda, and on the bulletin board at City Hall. The agenda will be posted in the afternoon of Wednesday, December 22, 2021. You have a right to comment on these projects and their effect on our community. Interested persons are invited to participate in the hearing or otherwise express their views and opinions regarding the proposed projects. Written and voicemail comments are welcomed prior to the hearing. Written comments prepared prior to the hearing may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by mail, hand delivery, or delivery to the utility bill drop box at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, by fax at (805) 773-4684, or by email at citycouncil@pismobeach.org. Generally, written comment may be submitted by email up until the start of the public comment period during this item. Oral comment may be provided prior to the hearing by calling 805-773-7005 and leaving a voice message. Please state and spell your name, and identify your item of interest. Oral comment may be made during the hearing by joining the virtual meeting using the link provided on the agenda document. Please refer to the agenda for this meeting for specific instructions for participation. Staff reports, plans and other information related to these projects are available for public review from the City Clerk’s Office, by emailing City Clerk Erica Inderlied at einderlied@pismobeach.org. The meeting agenda and staff report will be available no later than the Thursday before the meeting and may be obtained upon request by mail or by visiting www.pismobeach.org/agenda. The Council meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20 and streamed on the City’s website. PLEASE NOTE: If you challenge the action taken on this item 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 of Pismo Beach at, or prior to, the public hearing. For further information, please contact Erica Inderlied, City Clerk, at einderlied@pismobeach.org or 805-773-7003.

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FILE NO. 2021-2830 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/02/1994) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ALPHA ACADEMY, THOUSAND HILLS PET RESORT, NEW LIFE K9S, GENTLE TOUCH PET TRAINING, MISSION CARS, 173 Buckley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Son Care Foundation, Inc. (173 Buckley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A TX Corporation /s/ Son Care Foundation, Inc., Rhys Janssen, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-30-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-30-26. December 30, 2021, January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA: A. Address: 166 South Silver Shoals Applicant: Erin & Wes Furrh Project No.: P21-000100 Description: Minor Modification for a color and materials change to a previously approved single-family residence. The project site is located within the South Palisades (B) Planning Area and PR (Planned Residential, 1983 Code) Zoning District. The project is appealable to the California Coastal Commission. APN: 010-142-027. Environmental Review: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the project was previously determined to be exempt from the requirements of CEQA pursuant to Section 15303 of the CEQA Guidelines regarding construction of a single-family residence. B.

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The project will include the design, manufacture, and delivery of playground equipment to both Chumash Park (Ventana Drive) and Palisades Park (Florin Street). Proposal packages may be obtained from the Public Works Department, Engineering Division, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 or by calling (805) 773-4656. Printed versions of this request for proposals are available for a non-refundable fee of $25 and PDF versions may be emailed at no charge by contacting Erin Olsen at eolsen@pismobeach.org. For specific questions regarding the proposal please call Colleen Ghiglia at (805) 773-7063 or email cghiglia@pismobeach.org. ERICA INDERLIED, CITY CLERK December 23 & 30, 2021

Address: 558 and 590 Price Applicants: Doug and Shannon MacMillan Project No: P21-000052 Description: Coastal Development Permit for the construction of a new 750 square foot retail market, 408 square foot addition to an existing restaurant, 1,000 square foot outdoor dining area addition with covered trellis to an existing restaurant, and construction of a new joint parking lot, and Categorical Exemption 2022-001. The project is located in the Retail Commercial C-1 Zone of the Downtown Core (K) Planning Area. The project is located in the Coastal Zone and is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission. APNs: 005-082-038 and 005-082-039. Environmental Review: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), it has been determined that the project is exempt from the requirements of CEQA pursuant to Section 15332 of the CEQA Guidelines regarding construction of small infill projects.

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The City of Pismo Beach (City) is interested in acquiring the services of a qualified playground equipment provider (Contractor) to provide Playground Design, Playground Equipment Manufacture, and Playground Equipment Delivery for the Chumash Park and Palisades Park Playground Project.

FILE NO. 2021-2831 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, A FUNVENTURE, 2500 Bay Vista Ln., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Charles John Nickerson (2500 Bay Vista Ln., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Charles John Nickerson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-01-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-01-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the City of Pismo Beach Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for the following purpose:

December 23 & 30, 2021

PLAYGROUND DESIGN, PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURE, AND PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT DELIVERY FOR THE CHUMASH PARK AND PALISADES PARK PLAYGROUND PROJECT

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Erica Inderlied, City Clerk

PROPOSALS will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, California, until 2:00 p.m., on Friday, January 21, 2022 as determined by www.time.gov for performing work as follows:

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FILE NO. 2021-2836 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DRIFT COLLECTIVE, 753 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Shelly St. Peter (1316 Costa Brava, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Shelly St. Peter, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-01-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-01-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

The staff report, plans and other information related to these projects is available for public review in Access Pismo www. pismobeach.org, or by emailing Elsa Perez, Administrative Secretary at eperez@pismobeach.org The meeting agenda and staff report will be available no later than the Friday before the meeting and may be obtained upon request by email at eperez@pismobeach.org, or by visiting www.pismobeach.org. The Planning Commission meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20 and streamed on the City’s website.

FILE NO. 2021-2839 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NAUTICAL BEAN, 1399 2nd Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Nautical Bean Inc. (11560 Los Osos Valley Road #150, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Nautical Bean Inc., Delores Jones, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-01-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-01-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

The San Luis Obispo City Council invites all interested persons to attend a public hearing on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. held via teleconference. Pursuant to Executive Orders N-60-20 and N-08-21 executed by the Governor of California, and subsequently Assembly Bill 361, enacted in response to the state of emergency relating to novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and enabling teleconferencing accommodations by suspending or waiving specified provisions in the Ralph M. Brown Act (Government Code § 54950 et seq.), Council Members and the public may participate in this meeting by 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: • The City Council will consider adopting a Resolution to uphold the Planning Commission’s decision to uphold the Community Development Director’s decision to deny a requested setback reduction for a property located at 1953 Chorro Street; Denial of a reduction in Setback Standards is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as described in CEQA Guidelines § 15270 – “Projects Which Are Disapproved” (1953 Chorro Street, APPL-0512-2021).

A Public Hearing to review a Common Interest Vesting Tentative Tract Map (VTTM No. 3136) for a 192-unit MixedUse Development Project at 3580/3584 Bullock Lane, including 7 Live/Work Units, a 585-square foot Commercial Unit, onsite parking, and other residential community amenities on a 10.93-acre site located within the 231-acre Orcutt Area Specific Plan, a request to allow live/work units on the ground floor within the first 50 feet of floor area measured from the building face adjacent to a street, a Sign Program, the summary abandonment of 30 feet offer of dedication for public street and utility purposes. The project also includes review of a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (3580/3584 Bullock Lane, ARCH-0489-2019, SBDV-0490-2019, EID-0345-2020). For more information, you are invited to contact Rachel Cohen of the City’s Community Development Department at (805) 781-7574 or by email at rcohen@slocity.org

As recommended by the Cultural Heritage Committee, the City Council will consider adopting a Resolution to add the property located at 211 Chorro Street to the Master List of Historic Resources as “The Muller-Noggle House and Garage.” This project is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Inclusion of the subject property on the City’s Inventory of Historic Resources does not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment and is covered by the general rule described in §15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines (211 Chorro Street, HIST-0608-2021). For more information, you are invited to contact Walter Oetzell of the City’s Community Development Department at (805) 781-7593 or by email at woetzell@slocity.org

A Public Hearing to introduce an Ordinance to amend Title 10 (Vehicles and Traffic), Chapter 10.36 (Stopping, Standing and Parking for Certain Purposes or in Certain Places), of the Municipal Code to revise the City’s Parking Permit Program. This amendment will allow commercial properties to participate in the parking district formation process. For more information, you are invited to contact Alexander Fuchs of the City’s Parking Division at (805) 781-7553 or by email at afuchs@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.

For further information please contact Elsa Perez, Administrative Secretary, at eperez@pismobeach.org.

Council Agenda Reports for this meeting will be available for review in the City Clerk’s Office and online at www.slocity.org one week in advance of the meeting date. 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.

To be Published one time: New Times 12-30-2021; City Website 12-29-2021; City Hall 12-20-2021; Project Site 12-22-2021

December 30, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: If you challenge the action taken on this item 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 of Pismo Beach at, or prior to, the public hearing.

30 • New Times • December 30, 2021 - January 6, 2022 • www.newtimesslo.com

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FILE NO. 2021-2841 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HIVE ENGINEERING, 543 Branch Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Daniel Parker-King (543 Branch Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Daniel Parker-King, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-01-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-01-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-2843 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TECH BUNNIES, 361 Java Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Christina Renee Samaniego (361 Java Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christina Renee Samaniego. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-0221. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 12-02-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-2842 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/20/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HEIDI WEBBER COLLEGE & CAREER CONSULTING, 538 Wetmont Ave. Unit A., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Heidi M. Webber (538 Wetmont Ave. Unit A., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Heidi M. Webber. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-01-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-01-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-2844 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/29/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EL TIZON 3, 281 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Delfina Mendoza-Sanchez (625 Hawkins Way, Santa Maria, CA 93455). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Delfina Mendoza-Sanchez, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-02-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-02-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

For more information, you are invited to contact Walter Oetzell of the City’s Community Development Department at (805) 781-7593 or by email at woetzell@slocity.org

Details about ways to participate in this hearing will be provided on the agenda posted for the meeting online at pismobeach.org/ agenda, and on the bulletin board at City Hall. The agenda will be posted on or before January 7, 2022. You have a right to comment on these projects and their effect on our community. Interested persons are invited to participate in the hearings or otherwise express their views and opinions regarding the proposed projects. Written and voicemail comments are welcomed prior to the hearing. Written comments prepared prior to the hearing may be submitted to the Planning Commission at planningcommission@pismobeach.org or to send an email to Planning staff at planning@pismobeach.org . Oral comment may be provided prior to the hearing by calling 805-773-7005 and leaving a voice message. Please state and spell your name and identify your item of interest. Generally, written comment may be submitted by email up until the start of the public comment period during this time. Please refer to the agenda for this meeting for specific instructions for participation.

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SAN LUIS OBISPO CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Address: 171 Naomi Avenue Applicant: Richard E. Mittry, The Mittry Family Trust Project No.: P21-000015 and P21-000054 Description: A request for a General Plan/Local Coastal Program Amendment to the City of Pismo Beach Land Use Element Planning Area ‘E’ (St. Andrews Tract) to modify the development restrictions imposed by Policy LU-E-1 ‘a’ and ‘b’ on the subject property located at 171 Naomi Avenue; and, a request for a Coastal Development Permit and Architectural Review Permit to allow for the demolition of an existing single family residence and construction of a new single-family residence, ornamental landscaping, decking, and lap pool; and adoption of a Negative Declaration. The project is located within the Coastal Zone and is appealable to the California Coastal Commission. APN 010-501-005. Environmental Review: After completion of the Initial Study, the City finds there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not necessary. Therefore, a Negative Declaration (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) has been issued on December 9, 2021, for this project.

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CITY OF PISMO BEACH STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO PROPOSERS PROPOSALS will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, California, until 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 27, 2022 as determined by www.time.gov for performing work as follows: PREPARATION OF CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS FOR THE CHUMASH PARK AND PALISADES PARK PLAYGROUND PROJECT The City of Pismo Beach is requesting proposals from firms for professional engineering services for the Chumash Park and Palisades Park Playground Project. The City is interested in acquiring the services of a qualified firm or a joint venture of firms to prepare all necessary construction documents for the construction of playground improvements for the Chumash Park and Palisades Park Playground Project. The selected consultant will work closely with the City of Pismo Beach Public Works Department, the City of Pismo Beach Parks Recreation Division, and the selected playground equipment designer/manufacturer. Proposal packages may be obtained from the Public Works Department, Engineering Division, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 or by calling (805) 7734656. Printed versions of this request for proposals are available for a non-refundable fee of $25 and PDF versions may be emailed at no charge by contacting Erin Olsen at eolsen@pismobeach.org. Specific questions will be accepted in writing up to 72 hours before the proposal due date and time by emailing Eric Eldridge, at eledridge@pismobeach.org. For nontechnical questions contact Erin Olsen at eolsen@ pismobeach.org. ERICA INDERLIED CITY CLERK December 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022


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FILE NO. 2021-2848 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/20/1987) New Filing The following person is doing business as, H & H PLUMBING, 1805 Thistle Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Gary Hubbard (1805 Thistle Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Gary Hubbard, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-02-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto, Deputy. Exp. 12-02-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021, & January 6, 2022

FILE NO. 2021-2858 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/26/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TALENTDREAMS, 1375 E Grand Ave., Suite 103, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Talentdreams (1375 E Grand Ave., Suite 103, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Talentdreams, Lillian Sinclaire, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 1203-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-0326. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-2876 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/28/2011) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ALOHA PACIFIC SPA REPAIR SERVICE, ALOHA PACIFIC POOL AND SPA SERVICE, 22221 F Street, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Marc Lynn Stoelzle (22221 F Street, Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Marc L. Stoelzle, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-07-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-07-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021, & January 6, 2022

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FILE NO. 2021-2883 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PASO ROBLES VALET, 1117 Putter Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Paso Robles LLC (1117 Putter Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Paso Robles LLC, Thomas Humphrey, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-08-26. December 16, 23, 30, 202, & January 6, 2022

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FILE NO. 2021-2851 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/16/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SWEET SOLSTICE SPA, 1437 10th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Sweet Solstice Spa LLC (1437 10th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Sweet Solstice Spa LLC, Emily Kathryn Hatton, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-02-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-02-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-2852 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/20/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 805JUNKIES, 515 Diego Rivera Ln., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Javier E. Avila (515 Diego Rivera Ln., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Javier E. Avila. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-02-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-02-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

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FILE NO. 2021-2861 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NOTORIOUS SERVICES, 894 Prosperity Way, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jaryn Bryce Healey (894 Prosperity Way, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jaryn Bryce Healey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-03-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-03-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021, & January 6, 2022

FILE NO. 2021-2877 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/14/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE ZEN ZONE LIFESTYLE, 1629 Johnson Ave #1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Greg Money (1629 Johnson Ave #1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Greg Money, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-07-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto, Deputy. Exp. 12-07-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

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FILE NO. 2021-2863 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SENTIENT LOGISTICS, 1143 Ash Street, Unit A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Joshua Riegel (1143 Ash Street, Unit A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Joshua Riegel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-03-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto, Deputy. Exp. 12-03-26. December 30, 2021, January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

FILE NO. 2021-2880 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/20/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as, AJ CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, 513 Martita Place, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Donald Scott Trecartin (513 Martita Place, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Donald Scott Trecartin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-08-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

FILE NO. 2021-2887 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MARSHALL FARM, 430 Green Gate Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Hamish S. Marshall (835 Aerovista Place, Suite 230, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a Trust /s/ Hamish S. Marshall, Trustee. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

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FILE NO. 2021-2853 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/23/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO COMPOSITE, 40 Julie Lane, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Team Snacks Incorporated (40 Julie Lane, Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Team Snacks Incorporated, Blake Rowan, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-02-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-02-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-2864 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/07/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SOFTWARE INVENTIONS, INC., 7440 Pinal Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Software Inventions, Inc. (7440 Pinal Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by a CA Corporation /s/Software Inventions, Inc., Catherine Stanley, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-03-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto Deputy. Exp. 12-03-26. December 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 13, 2022

FILE NO. 2021-2881 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/08/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DELTINA COFFEE ROASTERS, 1945 Front Street, Oceano, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Broken Crown Coffee Company, LLC (1263 Capitola Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Broken Crown Coffee Company, LLC, John Quint, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-08-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

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FILE NO. 2021-2857 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BECK AND CALE PHYSICAL TEHRAPY, 150 Mary Ave. #1, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Kenneth Channer (2345 Par View Ln., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kenneth Channer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-03-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto, Deputy. Exp. 12-03-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-2886 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MARFARM VINEYARD, 430 Green Gate Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Hamish S. Marshall (835 Aerovista Place, Suite 230, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A Trust /s/ Hamish S. Marshall, Trustee. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

FILE NO. 2021-2870 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/06/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SWIFT AVE INVESTMENTS LLC, 1241 Ramal Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Swift Ave Investments LLC (1241 Ramal Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Swift Ave Investments LLC, Patricia L. Ouellet, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-06-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-06-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-2882 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/23/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CAPSTONE INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES, 425 Orchard Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Life in the Spirit International Inc. (2 James Way, Ste. 212, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Life in the Spirit International Inc., Patrick H. Sparrow, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-08-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Helen Nolan, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-08-26. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

FILE NO. 2021-2889 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MOBILE RV’S WASH & WAX, 1121 Orcutt Road SPC 11, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Jose Angel Torres Sandoval (1121 Orcutt Road SPC 11, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual/s/ Jose Angel Torres Sandoval, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

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FILE NO. 2021-2890 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EXCEL JUDGMENT ENFORCEMENT, 22720 Madison Drive, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. John McDonald (22720 Madison Drive, Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ John McDonald. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-09-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-09-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

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FILE NO. 2021-2895 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/11/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ROCKBOUND ESTATES, 1780 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Rockbound Estates (1780 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Rockbound Estates LLC, Fiorella Derodeff, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-10-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-10-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

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FILE NO. 2021-2899 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TABULA RASA PILATES, 990 Camino Caballo, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Vanessa Dominguez, Dustin Barth (990 Camino Caballo, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Vanessa Dominguez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-10-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-10-26. December 30, 2021, January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

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FILE NO. 2021-2904 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/10/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 805 PAINTING COMPANY, 1340 Phillips Lane Apt 8, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Joseph Michael Jr Hernandez (1340 Phillips Lane Apt 8 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual /s/ Joseph Michael Hernandez Jr., Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-13-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto, Deputy. Exp. 12-13-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2914 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/14/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THIS GUY JUNK REMOVAL, 1941 Willow Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Jesus A Beltran Flores (268 Spruce St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jesus Beltran Flores. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-14-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-14-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2916 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/14/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TEAM-RENOVATIONS, TEAM-INSPECTIONS, 848 Covington Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. TEAM-SYSTEM CORP (848 Covington Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by a CA Corporation /s/ Team-System Corp, Reginald D. Johnson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-1421. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto, Deputy. Exp. 12-14-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2917 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PEAK SMALL BUSINESS, 1363 Sydney St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. SLO Distribution, LLC (1363 Sydney St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company /s/ SLO Distribution LLC, Shane Williams, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-14-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-14-26. December 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2919 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST LAW GROUP, 485 Morro Bay Blvd. #102, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Gregory E Martin (485 Morro Bay Blvd. #102, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Gregory E Martin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-14-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 1214-26. December 23, 30, 2021, January 6, & 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2921 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/14/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SEVEN SISTERS REALTY, 1241 Johnson Avenue, Suite 331, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Douglas E. Federman (1241 Johnson Avenue, Suite 331, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/Douglas E. Federman. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-14-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto, Deputy. Exp. 12-14-26. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2923 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/23/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LA BELLASERA HOTEL AND SUITES, 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. PDOF Paso 206, LLC (3500 Lenox Road, Suite 625, Atlanta, GA 30326). This business is conducted by An DE Limited Liability Company /s/ PDOF Paso 206, LLC, By: PDOF Paso Investors, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, its sole manager, By: PDOF MP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, its sole manager, By: Peachtree Distressed Opportunity Fund, LP, a Delaware limited partnership, its member, By: PHG Distressed Opportunity Fund GP, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company, its general partner, By: Peachtree Hotel Group II, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company, its manager, By: Jatin Desai, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-15-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-15-26. December 23, 30, 2021, January 6, & 13, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2924 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/23/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HAMPTON INN & SUITES PASO ROBLES, 212 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. PDOF Paso 212, LLC (3500 Lenox Road, Suite 625, Atlanta, GA 30326). This business is conducted by An DE Limited Liability Company /s/ PDOF Paso 212, LLC, By: PDOF Paso Investors, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, its sole manager, By: PDOF MP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, its sole manager, By: Peachtree Distressed Opportunity Fund, LP, a Delaware limited partnership, its member, By: PHG Distressed Opportunity Fund GP, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company, its general partner, By: Peachtree Hotel Group II, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company, its manager, By: Jatin Desai, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-15-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-15-26. December 23, 30, 2021, January 6, & 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2934 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LANCE’S CARPET, WINDOW & TILE CLEANING, 2109 Big Buck Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446-4227. San Luis Obispo County. Lance Allen Clairmont (2109 Big Buck Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446-4277). This business is conducted by an Individual /s/ Lance A. Clairmont, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-16-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-16-26. December 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2936 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BLUE BANANA, 776 Calle Bendita, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Chantal J King (776 Calle Bendita, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Blue Banana, Chantal J King, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-16-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-16-26. December 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2938 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/16/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SYNERGY WOODWORKS, 1607 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Randall Reb Kullgren (1607 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by an Individual /s/ Randall Reb Kullgren, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-16-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-16-26. December 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 13, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2944 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ANIME & MORE SHOP, 263 N. Frontage Rd, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jose Manuel Ruiz (625 S Pine St #B, Santa Maria, CA 93458). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jose Manuel Ruiz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-17-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 1217-26. December 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2945 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE SCHWAEGERLE TEAM, 962 Mill St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. OC Enterprises (962 Mill St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a CA Corporation /s/ OC Enterprises, Owen Schwaegerle, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-17-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Webster, Deputy. Exp. 12-1726. December 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2946 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/02/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, JUDY CREEK, 2450 Symphony Oaks Drive, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Casey Appell (2450 Symphony Oaks Drive, Templeton, CA 93465) and Judith Appell (2450 Symphony Oaks Drive, Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by a married couple/s/ Casey Appell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-17-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-17-26. December 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2952 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, JADE PRECIADO EVENTS, 226 W Price St., Apt. C, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jade G Preciado (226 W Price St., Apt. C, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jade G Preciado. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-17-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Webster, Deputy. Exp. 12-17-26. December 23, 30, 2021, January 6, & 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2953 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DEREK PRECIADO PHOTOGRAPHY, 226 W Price St., Apt. C, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Derek R Preciado (226 W Price St., Apt. C, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Derek R Preciado. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-17-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-17-26. December 23, 30, 2021, January 6, & 13, 2022

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LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2957 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CASA LINDA CLEANING CO, 1997 Beach St., Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Edgar Murillo Baltierra (1997 Beach St., Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Edgar Murillo Baltierra, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-20-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto, Deputy. Exp. 12-20-26. December 23, 30, 2021, January 6, & 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2958 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BLUE SKY BILLBOARDS, INC., 130 W. Le Point Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Blue Sky Billboards, Inc. (130 W. Le Point Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Blue Sky Billboards, Inc., Joy Amanda Sharp, C.E.O. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-20-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 1220-26. December 23, 30, 2021, January 6, & 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2959 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CARBON 6, 5940 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Atomic Bites LLC (5940 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Atomic Bites LLC, Michelle Cole, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-20-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-20-26. December 30, 2021, January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2960 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/06/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NIDA’S EGGROLLS, 3563 Sueldo St. Ste. H, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Vanieda Suong (1237 ½ Mill St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Vanieda Suong. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-20-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. King, Deputy. Exp. 12-20-26. December 23, 30, 2021, January 6, & 13, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2965 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/01/2011) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SEABREEZE CUPCAKES & SWEET TREATS, 570 Higuera St., Ste. 135, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Breanne McLaughlin (1666 Verde Canyon Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Breanne McLaughlin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-20-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Webster, Deputy. Exp. 12-20-26. December 30, 2021, January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2975 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/21/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WHAT’S NEXT, 462 Noel Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Robert J Dumouchel (462 Noel Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Robert J Dumouchel, Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-21-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-21-26. December 30, 2021, January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2992 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/15/1985) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ROD’S AUTO BODY, 155 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Rod Hieb (3881 Hill View Rd., Santa Maria, CA 93455). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Rod Hieb. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-27-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-27-26. December 30, 2021, January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2999 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LOCALJOE805, 9540 Avonne Ave., Unit 1, San Simeon, CA 93452-9719. San Luis Obispo County. Joseph John Santalla (9540 Avonne Ave., San Simeon, CA 93452-9719). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Joseph J Santalla, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-28-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-28-26. December 30, 2021, January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-3000 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/31/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SILVA TILE DESIGN, 208 Boeker Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Salvador Trujillo Silva (208 Boeker Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Salvador Trujillo Silva, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-28-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto, Deputy. Exp. 12-28-26. December 30, 2021, January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME NEW FILE NO. 2021-2840 OLD FILE NO. 2019-2055

MINT + CRAFT CAFE, 848 Monterey Steet, Suite B106, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 08/06/2016. The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: The Tuck Shop SLO LLC (601 Grove St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business was conducted by A Limited Liability Company /s/ The Tuck Shop SLO LLC, Robin Covey, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-01-2021. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk. By S. King, Deputy Clerk. December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CANDACE MICHELE ELLIOTT aka CANDACE ELLIOTT DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0413

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: CANDACE MICHELE ELLIOTT aka CANDACE ELLIOTT A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by RODNEY K. ELLIOTT in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that RODNEY K. ELLIOTT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: February 8, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 9 VIA ZOOM, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1050 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE154) 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 Avenue Grover Beach, CA 93433 December 16, 23, & 30, 2021

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME NEW FILE NO. 2021-2903 OLD FILE NO. 2021-0507

805 PAINTING COMPANY, 1340 Phillips Lane Apt 8, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 02/25/2021. The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: 805 PAINTING COMPANY LLC (1340 Phillips Lane Apt 8, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business was conducted by A Limited Liability Company /s/ Joseph Michael Hernandez JR, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-13-2021. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk. By M. Stiletto, Deputy Clerk. December 16, 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GRANT THOMAS MORGAN DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0422

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GRANT THOMAS MORGAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by YASUEI. MORGAN in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that YASUE I. MORGAN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: February 15, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 9, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Suite 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. Civil Operations. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Patricia M. Scoles 1104 Vine Street, Suite B Paso Robles, CA 93446 December 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARK JOSEPH ALVES aka MARK JOE ALVES aka MARK J. ALVES aka MARK ALVES DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0409

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: RACHEL B. WATTS DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0407

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: MARK JOSEPH ALVES aka MARK JOE ALVES aka MARK J. ALVES aka MARK ALVES A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by NATHAN J. WESTERFIELD in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that NATHAN J. WESTERFIELD be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: February 1, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 9 VIA ZOOM, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1050 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: RACHEL B. WATTS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by STEPHANIE BENNETT in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that STEPHANIE BENNETT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: February 1, 2022 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 Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

Attorney for Petitioner: JOHNSON, MURPHY & JONES, INC. 928 W. Grand Avenue Grover Beach, CA 93433 December 16, 23, & 30, 2021

Attorney for Petitioner: Jed D. Hazeltine 778 Osos Street, Suite C San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 805-439-2323 December 30, 2021, January 6 & 13, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: VERNON DAHL DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0400

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: VERNON DAHL A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ERIK HOWELL in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that ERIK HOWELL be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: January 18, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 9 in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Erik Howell 203 Placentia Avenue Pismo Beach, Ca 93449 805-556-8370 December 16, 23,30, 2021

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: WILLIAM SALVADOR CARNAZZO DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0415

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: WILLIAM SALVADOR CARNAZZO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ARACELI V. LARDIZABAL-CARNAZZO, SHANNON T. CARNAZZO, SABATINO R. CARNAZZO, and SEBASTIAN A. CARNAZZO in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that all above petitioners be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: February 15, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 9, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Robert H. Mott, Attorney at Law 960 Santa Rosa San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 805-544-8757 December 23, 30, 2021, January 6, 2022


LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE

The following units will be sold to satisfy liens against them at a public auction to be held on Friday, January 7, 2022 Notice is hereby given by the undersigned that a public lien sale of the following described personal property will be held. UNIT 245 - Sandra Buie. Furniture, sports equipment, 8-10 boxes and tubs UNIT 526 - Stacy Pine. Furniture, mattress, 8-10 boxes and tubs Sealed bids will be accepted preceding a silent auction at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Friday, January 7, 2022, at THEATRE DRIVE SELF STORAGE, 2371 THEATRE DRIVE, PASO ROBLES, County of San Luis Obispo, State of California. Bond #0727501. Bids will be taken from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, (Owner has the right to refuse any or all bids. Owner has the right to bid). Highest bidder will be notified by telephone by 12:00 PM the day of the auction. Payment is due and payable immediately. Cash or credit card only, this is to include a $100 cash deposit, refundable once the unit is verified clean and goods removed. December 23, 30, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CV-0654

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Ilario Rascon filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Ilario Rascon to PROPOSED NAME: Larry Dominguez Rascon THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: January 13, 2022, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 Via Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: November 23, 2021 /s/: Rita C. Federman, Judge of the Superior Court December 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2021

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CV-0695

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Nicole Monique Henschel filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Nicole Monique Henschel to PROPOSED NAME: Alex Catherine Boehm THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 9, 2022, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 Via Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: December 14, 2021 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court December 23, 30,2021 and January 6, 13, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CV-0712

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Richard Eugene Alexander filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Richard Eugene Alexander to PROPOSED NAME: Richard Seth Benjamin THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 16, 2022, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 Via Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: December 17, 2021 /s/: T. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court December 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 13,2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CVP-0304

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Megan Prendeville and Timothy Prendeville filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Alyssa Corinne Prendeville to PROPOSED NAME: Alyssa Corinne Temple THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 2, 2022, Time: 9:30 am, Dept. P2 Via Zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: December 1, 2021 /s/: Hernaldo J. Baltodano, Judge of the Superior Court December 30, 2021, January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL)

LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) ALBERT BRUCE, an Individual; DOES 1 through 10 inclusive

o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar ias cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo ao una consesion de artitraje en un caso dce derecho civll. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso.

CASE NUMBER (Número de caso): 21CV-0452

CASE NUMBER: (Número de caso): 21CV-0452 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte son) SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, CIVIL & FAMILY LAW BRANCH COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO 1050 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): CITY OF GROVER BEACH, a municipal corporation, in its own name, and in the name of the people of the State of California.

Notice! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIOS despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una repuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted puede usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formuleriors de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su repuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte la podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requistas legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov)

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The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y número de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Molly Thurmond 1241 Johnson Ave Ste 151 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805)459-1115 Date: (Fecha) 08/10/2021 By: /s/ Michael Powell, Clerk (Secretario) /s/, M. Landrum, Deputy Clerk, (adjunto) December 23, 30, 2021 and January 6, 13, 2022

LIEN-SALE AUCTION AT MEATHEAD MINI STORAGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to the California Self-Storage Facilities Act (California Business & Professions Code Section 21700 et seq.).

BOOK YOUR AD BY: January 7, 2022 PUBLICATION DATE: January 13, 2022

The undersigned will sell at public auction by competitive bidding on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM. on the premises where the property has been stored and which are located at Meathead Mini Storage, 3600 South Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, California, the following: Julia Wronska Unit No. 2013A Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property John Salter Unit No. A06 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Susan Maez Unit No. H05 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Leeland Johnson Unit No. I15 Miscellaneous personal and/or commercial property Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. All purchased items will be sold AS IS, WHERE IS and must be removed at the time of sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between the owner and the obligated party. Dated: 12/21/2021 Auctioneer: Kenneth D. Erpenbach dba Hitchin’ Post Auction Barn Bond No. MS879-23-57 (805) 434-1770 December 30, 2021 & January 6, 2022

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(March 21-April 19): Historians disagree about the legacy of Jimmie Carter, who was president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. Was he effective or not? Opinions differ. But there’s no ambiguity about a project he pursued after his presidency. He led a global effort to eliminate a pernicious disease caused by the guinea worm parasite. When Carter began his work, 3.5 million people per year suffered from the parasite’s debilitating effects. Today, there are close to zero victims. Will 2022 bring an equivalent boon to your life, Aries? The banishment of an old bugaboo? A monumental healing? I suspect so.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If your quest for spiritual enlightenment doesn’t enhance your ability to witness and heal the suffering of others, then it’s fake enlightenment. If your quest for enlightenment encourages you to imagine that expressing personal freedom exempts you from caring for the well-being of your fellow humans, it’s fake. If your quest for enlightenment allows you to ignore racism, bigotry, plutocracy, misogyny, and LGBTQIA-phobia, it’s fake. Everything I just said about enlightenment is equally true about your quest for personal success. If it doesn’t involve serving others, it’s meaningless. In this spirit, Libra, and in accordance with the astrological omens, I invite you to make 2022 the year you take your compassion and empathy to the highest level ever.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In 2022, I hope you will express more praise than ever before. I hope you’ll be a beacon of support and inspiration for the people you care for. The astrological omens suggest this could be a record-breaking year for the blessings you bestow. Don’t underestimate your power to heal and instigate beneficial transformations. Yes, of course, it’s a kind and generous strategy for you to carry out. But it will also lead to unforeseen rewards that will support and inspire and heal you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you search Google, you’ll be told that the longest biography ever written is the 24-volume set about British political leader Winston Churchill. But my research shows there’s an even more extensive biography: about Japan’s Emperor Hirohito, who lived from 1901 to 1989. His story consists of 61 volumes. In the spirit of these expansive tales, and in accordance with 2022’s astrological aspects, I encourage you to create an abundance of noteworthy events that will deserve inclusion in your biography. Make this the year that warrants the longest and most interesting chapter in that masterpiece.

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(June 21-July 22): One of the 20th century’s most famous works of art was Fountain. It was scandalous when it appeared in 1917, since it consisted entirely of a white porcelain urinal. Marcel Duchamp, the artist who presented it, was a critic of the art market and loved mocking conventional thought. Years later, however, evidence emerged suggesting that Fountain may not have been Duchamp’s idea—that in fact he “borrowed” it from Cancerian artist and poet Baroness Elsa von FreytagLoringhoven. There’s still disagreement among art scholars about what the facts are. But if definitive proof ever arrives that von Freytag-Loringhoven was the originator, it will be in 2022. This will be the year many Cancerians finally get the credit they deserve.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Author Carson McCullers wrote the novel The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. Early in the story, the character named Mick Kelly has a crisis of yearning. McCullers describes it: “The feeling was a whole lot worse than being hungry for any dinner, yet it was like that. I want—I want—I want—was all that she could think about—but just what this real want was she did not know.” If you have ever had experiences resembling Mick’s, Leo, 2022 will be your year to fix that glitch in your passion. You will receive substantial assistance from life whenever you work on the intention to clarify and define the specific longings that are most essential to you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): After careful research, I have concluded that one of your important missions in 2022 will be to embody a perspective articulated by poet Rand Howells: “If I could have but one wish granted, it would be to live in a universe like this one at a time like the present with friends like the ones I have now and be myself.” In other words, Virgo, I’m encouraging you to do whatever’s necessary to love your life exactly as it is—without comparing it unfavorably to anyone else’s life or to some imaginary life you don’t actually have.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Two mating rabbits could theoretically engender 11 million relatives within a year’s time. Although I suspect that in 2022 you will be as metaphorically fertile as those two hypothetical rabbits, I’m hoping you’ll aim more for quality than quantity. To get started, identify two projects you could pursue in the coming months that will elicit your most liberated creativity. Write a vow in which you state your intention to be intensely focused as you express your fecundity.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A blogger named Soracities writes, “The more I read, the more I feel that a good mark of an intelligent book is simply that the author is having fun with it.” Sagittarian author George Saunders adds that at its best, “Literature is a form of fondness-for-life. It is love for life taking a verbal form.” I will expand these analyses to evaluate everything that humans make and do. In my opinion, the supreme sign of intelligence and value is whether the creators had fun and felt love in doing it. My proposal to you, Sagittarius, is to evaluate your experiences in that spirit. If you are doing things with meager amounts of fun and love, what can you do in 2022 to raise the fun and love quotient?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Microbiologist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928. It was later described as “the single greatest victory ever achieved over disease”—an antidote to dangerous infections caused by bacteria. But there’s more to the story. Fleming’s strain of penicillin could only be produced in tiny amounts—not nearly enough to become a widespread medicine. It wasn’t until 1943 that a different strain of penicillin was found—one that could be mass-produced. The genius who made this possible was Mary Hunt, a humble researcher without a college degree. By 1944, the new drug was saving thousands of lives. I mention Hunt because she’s a good role model for you in 2022. I believe you’ll have chances to improve on the work of others, generating excellent results. You may also improve on work you’ve done in the past.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Catherine Pugh wrote a series of children’s books collectively known as Healthy Holly. Later, when she became mayor of the city of Baltimore, she carried out a scheme to sell 100,000 copies to hospitals and schools that did business with the city. Uh-oh. Corruption! She was forced to resign from her office and was arrested. I’d love for you to be aggressive and imaginative in promoting yourself in 2022, but only if you can find ethical ways to do so. I’d love for you to make money from doing what you do best, but always with high integrity and impeccability.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Piscean Vaslav Nijinsky is regarded by many as the 20th century’s most brilliant dancer. He had a robust relationship with beauty, and I want you to know about it. Hopefully, this will inspire you to enjoy prolonged periods of Beauty Worship in 2022. To do so will be good for your health. Memorize this passage from Nijinsky: “Beauty is God. God is beauty with feeling. Beauty is in feeling. I love beauty because I feel it and therefore understand it. I flaunt my beauty. I feel love for beauty.” ∆

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