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mong the bustle of trash collection, folding tents, and foot traffic from patrolling law enforcement, a man and a woman held each other and softly wept. Homeless, they now had a few hours to gather everything they owned and leave. San Luis Obispo police officers and park rangers, and a 2Mexicans Junk Removal truck were clearing another homeless encampment. This time, early on Jan. 7, along the Bob Jones Trail near Prado Road. City officials said they closed the trail to the public from Prado to Los Osos Valley Road to reduce wildfire risk and rebuild fencing. They expect to reopen it on March 4. But the grassy knoll they focused on that morning also served as home to a handful of SLO’s transient population, who said they were tired of the constant shuffle. “I feel like I’m cattle, [being told to] move here, move there,” said David Phillips, a homeless evacuee. “They still won’t give us any place and say, ‘Here’s where you can go.’” Phillips pointed out the crying couple while smoking a cigarette and sipping coffee he received from the nonprofit Hope’s Village. Hope’s Village does outreach work for the unhoused community in SLO, and its staff had showed up to hand out food and drinks. It’s founder Becky Jorgeson told New Times why several homeless people, like Phillips, are hesitant to seek temporary shelter from Community Action Partnership SLO (CAPSLO). “The women’s shelter is full, but they’re [CAPSLO] not full, because no one wants to go there, because their rules are so inconsistent,” she said. Phillips added that CAPSLO once turned him away by saying he wasn’t sober. “I smoked a little bit of medical marijuana but I didn’t test positive for drugs. They use the sober excuse to keep people out,” Phillips said. “I don’t have much in life, but I’d like a place to rest my head.” Lawren Ramos, CAPSLO’s community program director, who spoke to New Times over the phone, said that sobriety isn’t a requirement to qualify for CAPSLO sheltering. “We are a drug-free and alcohol-free facility … but we’re more than willing to work with someone who’s under the influence. We’re not gonna turn someone away just because they’re

Cayucos parents demand more transparency from district board

Cayucos parents are upset that their kids’ district superintendent may soon see a hefty raise to his pay schedule, the latest in a series of scuffles revolving around district transparency. The tension started when the Cayucos Elementary School District board voted to pass a Let Them Breathe resolution in August 2021, only to rescind it a month later amid parent outcry. The resolution initially passed at a special meeting announced to the public on short notice, and it led the school’s librarian to resign. The situation had some parents questioning the board’s transparency.

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CLEARING OUT A garbage clearing company called 2Mexicans Junk Removal swept the Bob Jones Trail area for items belonging to the homeless that were considered trash.

under the influence, as long as they can keep themselves safe,” Ramos said. Ramos said that the 40 Prado shelter experienced an increase in intake over the weekend of the evacuation as well as the week prior to it. “The solutions are as numerous as the people experiencing homelessness. We’re willing to be flexible to a point; we still have to maintain the overall structure of the program. Being able to meet people where they’re at is always our goal,” Ramos said. Phillips said that the homeless community at the trail was notified to move two days in advance of the clear-out, but he’s anticipating frequent relocations in his future. “The homeless problem is not leaving,” he said. “Wherever we’re moved to, I guarantee you we’d be moved again the next day.” Kelsey Nocket, the city’s homelessness response manager, said that the evacuation notices detailed an option that would provide 90 days of storage for items people couldn’t

immediately carry with them. A community action team (CAT)—comprising a police officer and a social worker—informed Nocket that they visited each of the 26 campsites and alerted the homeless about available resources. “If somebody is amenable to receiving services, that includes emergency shelter or available housing resources, we do everything in our power to make sure access is made available,” Nocket told New Times on Jan. 10. Nocket added she wasn’t aware whether any of the unhoused residents who were cleared out had contacted the city since the move. She said she spent the majority of Jan. 7 touring CAPSLO’s 40 Prado shelter with a homeless person and the city attorney. However, the homeless person declined to take shelter there. Phillips had a similar reaction during the Jan. 7 clear-out. A city park ranger asked Phillips and some of his friends if they wanted her to call 40 Prado on their behalf for shelter. They refused. ∆ —Bulbul Rajagopal

“I felt like it would be a really good idea if we were to begin recording our school board meetings,” said Roberta Held, a district parent. “We were the only school district in San Luis Obispo County that does not record their school board meetings in a fashion other than written minutes.” Held said some district leaders weren’t too enthused about recording meetings when it was brought to the board in October. In addition to not being recorded, the October meeting was held in-person, despite every other board meeting throughout the pandemic being held over Zoom. “Superintendent [Scott] Smith brought up concerns that things would be taken out of context from the recordings and they would

be used against him,” Held, who attended the October meeting, said. “Another school board member brought that up as well.” In a video recorded by a parent at the October meeting, who requested to remain anonymous, Smith is seen getting frustrated at parents in the audience. “The county superintendent has no authority over me. I’m tired of people threatening me with the Health Department. I’m tired of people … threatening me with the Department of Justice and accusing me of violating civil rights,” Smith says in the video. “I’m going to do my best to follow the law, follow state mandates, and if people don’t like it, too bad.” According to Held, at one point Smith handed NEWS continued page 6


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out water bottles to audience members— but only to those not wearing masks, she said. The parents who petitioned for recorded meetings were successful. On Nov. 17, the board passed a motion to do just that. Smith declined New Times’ request for comment on the decision. “I absolutely agree with it,” Board President Pete Schuler said of recording meetings. “I feel at this time, the more communication, the better.” But some parents still have transparency concerns—the latest of which is about Smith’s paycheck. Since 2019, Smith has split his time as superintendent between Cayucos Elementary School District and Coast Unified School District, which serves Cambria. In March 2020, Smith’s shared services agreement was approved: Starting in July 2020 and set to expire in 2024, the contract put Smith on a pay schedule, starting his salary at $194,250 and increasing by roughly $6,000 each year. Though this pay schedule is approved through 2024 and would already give Smith annual pay increases, the district is now considering a new shared services agreement that would shift the whole pay schedule up by about $20,000. The new contract would put Smith on step 2 of the pay schedule, giving him a salary of $220,085—a 10 percent raise from step 2 of the previously approved contract. Coast Unified’s board approved the raise. Cayucos’s board was slated to vote on it during its December meeting, but decided in closed session that it needed more time. They planned to bring it to a vote on Jan. 12, after New Times went to press. In anticipation of the vote, 30 parents sent in public comments expressing trepidations about the proposed pay increase. Board President Schuler said he couldn’t comment on what initiated the pay increase. “I just was not part of that, so I can’t say exactly where it came from, but Cambria has already voted on their half,” Schuler said. “We will have discussion about it [on Jan. 12].” Smith declined New Times’ request for comment about his proposed raise. For Held and other parents, the situation reaffirms what they see as a lack of transparency in the district. “There has been a lot of opportunities where leadership could step up and make efforts to repair some of the damage that’s been done,” Held said. “And instead, the opposite seems to be happening: Fuel is being added to the fire. Requesting a raise at this time, on the tail end of what has happened, is evidence of that.” —Malea Martin

Cal Poly continues with in-person classes despite omicron, criticism Despite nearly 800 students testing positive for COVID-19 in the first week of the winter quarter, Cal Poly has no plans to move its classes online, according to university President Jeffrey Armstrong. At a Jan. 11 meeting of the Cal Poly faculty senate, Armstrong defended his administration’s decision to start the winter quarter in-person—telling faculty

that he faces “an orchestra of ugly choices” but believes the classroom remains the best setting for instruction. “We do know this omicron is more contagious, but it is also milder,” Armstrong said. “I also believe our deans and department chairs … we have accommodated faculty who have vulnerabilities. Vaccinated individuals without vulnerabilities—the risk is extremely low.” Cal Poly stands out among California’s public universities in continuing with inperson instruction despite the omicron wave. A majority of the University of California campuses and at least 11 Cal State University campuses have delayed their in-person classes to start the quarter, according to Los Angeles Times reporting. Armstrong noted that Cal Poly’s omicron plan was endorsed by SLO County Public Health Officer Penny Borenstein, and claimed that those other campuses are also facing surges in COVID-19 cases. “Being virtual is not a cure-all solution,” Armstrong said. “Virtual courses are not stopping the spread of omicron at other universities. … We also have significant negative consequences of virtual learning for our students.” In his comments, Armstrong rejected the recommendations of a Cal Poly faculty-led petition, signed by 3,500-plus campus community members, which demanded changes to the school’s omicron policies, including giving faculty more flexibility to hold virtual classes at their discretion. “We’re sticking with our plan,” Armstrong said. “I can’t make decisions based on petitions or anxiety.” Under current policy, Cal Poly faculty may teach up to 25 percent of their classes via Zoom without official permission. Many faculty have already used up that quota, though, as a recent faculty survey found that 60 percent have opted to teach the first two weeks of the quarter remotely, due to the COVID-19 surge. In response to that issue, Armstrong said that any concerned faculty can talk to their department heads to negotiate future accommodations on a case-by-case basis. “It’s a complicated situation. It’s hard to have a one-size-fits-all [solution],” Armstrong said. Armstrong also rejected another specific petition demand asking the school to mandate the use of N-95 or KN-95 masks in classrooms and provide those masks to campus community members. Armstrong said that he would commit to providing the masks to faculty who wanted them. “N-95, KN-95 [masks are] not necessary for our situation,” Armstrong said, citing guidance from county Public Health to use surgical masks. Faculty senate members took turns on Jan. 11 peppering Armstrong with questions and critiques about the school’s reopening—with one describing the past two weeks as “a mess.” Students infected with COVID-19 are falling behind on their work, one member said, and there isn’t clear communication from administrators about how to accommodate them. Students are also struggling to navigate the quarter. On Jan. 6, Mustang News reported that Cal Poly had run out of on-campus isolation beds for infected students and began housing them in

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SLO hotel rooms, even offering $400 University Store gift cards to students who moved home to isolate. There’s frustration and confusion among students about the outbreak protocols, according to Cal Poly ASI President Tess Loarie. “Students just missing large amounts of coursework and not being provided clear instructions from anybody—that’s definitely the biggest student complaint we’ve been getting,” Loarie told the faculty senate on Jan. 11. As the quarter moves forward, Cal Poly will continue to regularly test unvaccinated students for COVID-19, and it has set a Jan. 20 deadline for students to get their booster shots. Armstrong concluded the meeting by saying his administration remains “open” and is listening to the campus community. “It’s easy to second-guess or criticize— and it’s appropriate and I welcome it,” Armstrong said. “However it’s an inescapable reality that we are in the midst still of a pandemic and there are no perfect solutions.” —Peter Johnson

Grover Beach plans to open SLO County’s first cannabis lounges

Police Department would help lounge operators and employers identify impaired customers to prevent over-serving of cannabis. The city said it would also include discussions with retailers about safe customer transport options like ride shares, appointing designated drivers, and having shuttle bus programs. Grover Beach is considering setting the operation hours between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. with enhanced security. “The city has worked diligently to make sure the industry operates in a safe and responsible way while generating economic benefits for the city. That said, the council requested that staff carry out additional public notification regarding the upcoming ordinance to ensure the public is aware of this proposed activity and has an opportunity to provide input,” Bronson said. —Bulbul Rajagopal

New investor will propel Hydrostor’s plans for energy storage

Canadian-based energy company Hydrostor has big plans to build a facility in Morro Bay that could store 20 percent of the energy the grid will lose With Grover Beach set to introduce lounges to its commercial cannabis stores, when Diablo Canyon closes—and now, the company is backed by a Fortune 500 San Luis Obispo County residents can company. partake in public closer to home. Hydrostor announced Jan. 10 that At its Jan. 10 meeting, the City Council Goldman Sachs Asset Management approved its four permitted retailers to add indoor and outdoor cannabis lounges has invested $250 million in the energy to their store properties. company. The investment will support “Pending council adoption of an Hydrostor’s project development around ordinance in March, retailers could apply the world, including the proposed Morro for a permit later this spring followed by Bay site. Hydrostor’s compressed-air a permit review process of approximately energy technology stores excess energy 90 days to approve and issue a permit,” created during off-peak hours, which can Grover Beach City Manager Matthew be used when needed. Bronson said. “The timeframe from “We can provide a continuous discharge there in having an operational lounge is at [400 megawatts for] eight hours of dependent upon the construction of the storage energy that you’ve taken from lounge space by the retailers.” off-peak hours from the grid,” Hydrostor The cannabis industry has been President Jon Norman told New Times. blossoming in Grover Beach ever since “Diablo is about five times that size, so 70 percent of city voters supported the it’s about a fifth of Diablo’s capacity. We’re Measure L-16 cannabis tax in 2016. In looking forward to being part of that the 2021 fiscal year, it contributed $2 solution.” million to the city in tax revenue, which A video on Hydrostor’s YouTube page is approximately 15 percent of Grover MUSIC shows how air is compressed using Beach’s general fund. Bronson anticipates surplus electricity from the grid, which the lounges to boost cannabis and sales generates heat that’s captured in a FLAVOR/EATS tax revenue. Currently, some of the thermal store, eliminating the need closest lounges to kick back in are located for fossil fuel use. Once that heat is in Lompoc (Santa Barbara County), INFO extracted, the compressed air is stored Coalinga (Fresno County), and Lemoore and can be converted into electricity on (Kings County). demand. The city authorized its three existing “We really CALENDAR see [Goldman Sachs’ cannabis stores—805 Beach Breaks, investment] as corroboration that Natural Healing Center, and Urbn Leaf— advanced compressed air energy storage OPINION and Jushi, the fourth under construction, is really a critical solution to apply for commercial pathway globally,” cannabis permits. NEWS Norman said. “That “The council’s direction kind of flexibly located Send any news for the draft ordinance mechanical energy or story tips to included allowing food and STROKES storage that is reliable, news@newtimesslo.com. nonalcoholic beverages in doesn’t degrade, lasts a cannabis lounges to the really long time—that extent permitted by the ARTS need is only increasing. I think the fact state while providing flexibility to allow that Goldman Sachs is looking to develop food to be brought onto the premises or this is just more proof point.” provided by delivery services,” Bronson The proposed plant, dubbed the Pecho said. “The direction also allows retailers to operate both indoor and outdoor lounge Energy Storage Center, will need to get approval from state and local agencies spaces as long as ventilation systems before Hydrostor can break ground. Right are installed to prevent odors from being now Hydrostor is awaiting certification detected from adjacent properties and from the California Energy Commission. ∆ public right-of-way.” —Malea Martin According to the city, the Grover Beach

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meriCorps member Peter LePage said that SLO County would miss Sarracino knows his volunteering out on being more aware of the nature days at the San Luis Obispo preserved in El Chorro Regional Park— Botanical Garden are limited, but it’s an and the garden itself wouldn’t exist. experience he plans to draw from for the “We would lose an opportunity to learn rest of his life. about the natural environment of the “If I’m in this area as a teacher, I’ll Central Coast. We’re a part of the Chorro definitely use it as a resource and a county regional park. The land here was component in the classroom. But also, formerly part of the National Guard, and wherever I end up, a botanical garden it was ranch land prior to that,” Sarracino nearby would be a huge resource to bring said. “It would likely either be the kids and let them see the closed off or be a part of the natural world through that impressive trail network of lens,” he said. SLO County, but there would Sarracino wants to enroll be no exhibits of native plants in graduate school to be a and other Mediterranean trained elementary school plants educating people teacher. But he also felt the about what they are and our calling to volunteer with relationship to them.” AmeriCorps, which not only Volunteering at the garden gave him time to save money usually happens in two-hour VOLUNTEERS for higher education but also sessions, five days a week, introduced him to the SLO depending on the department Botanical Garden. that people wish to join. Nestled in the heart of California, LePage said that most volunteers arrive which has the highest natural botanical early in the morning to help out while the diversity in the country, the garden is one weather is still cool. of the only facilities dedicated entirely to “We average around a 1,000 volunteer plants from global Mediterranean climate hours a month. During the lower periods, zones. it’s 800 to 900 hours. During the higher Ever since the idea for a SLO Botanical periods it can get up to 1,300,” LePage Garden germinated in 1989, the garden has highlighted introducing native plants said. LePage is training to be a docent, an to communities as they occur in nature. educational guide who provides free Its website mentions a host of services tours to public. Her time with the SLO such as water conservation and green Botanical Garden helped her discover energy, botanical research, and housing a that she wants a career where she has horticultural library. front row seats to study plants. But the botanical garden’s roots lie “I also have realized how important in its expansive volunteering program, it is to have a job that’s really fulfilling which ranges from conducting garden maintenance to leading educational tours and serving the community in some way. Right before I left for the holidays, for the public. As AmeriCorps fellows, a little boy ran up to me at the children’s Sarracino and his peer Megan LePage garden and said, ‘I really like it here,’” are two of the garden’s newer volunteer she said. “I was kind of amazed because services leaders who joined in August 2021. Without volunteers, Sarracino and I don’t know if at that age I would have

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run up to somebody and been as open and compassionate about a place I was just visiting.” SLO Botanical Garden’s extensive volunteering network spans seven departments. Some of them, like garden and facilities maintenance, are tasks volunteers learn in the field. Others, like office assistance and marketing, require previous experience. Currently limited to just the two of them, Sarracino and LePage told New Times that the volunteer services department could benefit from expansion given the sheer range of available activities. Before their 11-month term is up this summer, the pair hopes to set up a volunteer training program to streamline management. “Our biggest hurdle is the various different ways the volunteers have engaged with the garden and reconciling them into one uniform structure,” Sarracino said. One of the more outside-the-box volunteer programs is the option for county residents who must fulfill courtmandated community service activities to choose the SLO Botanical Garden. “It’s something that they can do that’s not your standard ‘picking up the trash on the highway’ kind of thing. I hope that it’s more interesting for them. We can build a connection with somebody who may not have come to volunteer before and now is enjoying it and becoming part of the community,” Sarracino said.

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic completely shut down the botanical garden from April to May 2020, LePage said that volunteers soon returned because so many of their activities are outdoor-centric. “It’s a funny juxtaposition: Our higherrisk volunteers declined, and then probably more young people [joined]. Now, it’s kinda leveling out. A lot of our retired, more sensitive population is coming back,” Sarracino said. The volunteering duo is gearing up for Free Day at the botanical garden on Jan. 17 where community members, especially children, can explore nature and enjoy a guided walk at no cost. One way to make the event and future happenings run smoothly? Sign up to volunteer. “Learning about plants connects you to human history, cultural history, and science. It’s an avenue into engaging with the world in a more serious way,” Sarracino said. “If you want to learn about your local environment, or what you can do about climate change, or what you can do in your own life just to be healthier, the garden is a great place to start. “I really became a new person when I started learning about different plants and our connections to them.” ∆ Reach Staff Writer Bulbul Rajagopal at brajagopal@newtimesslo.com.

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ore than six decades separate This person signs people in and Shower the People’s youngest hands out the items that Shower the and oldest People provides in addition volunteers. Ranging from 19 to the 15-minute shower: to 82 years old, people from new T-shirts, boxers, socks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, all walks of life help keep combs, and razors. the 100 percent volunteer“After that we have the run operation afloat. three shower units, and we Every week, rain or shine, have anywhere from two to the organization provides four cleaners,” Watkins said. showers to homeless and “The cleaners go in between low-income individuals at its VOLUNTEERS every shower and clean.” mobile stations, which are Each site also has a set up at sites in San Luis supervisor role. Obispo and Grover Beach. “They’re the one who Shower the People’s team of about is certain that things keep moving, is 25 volunteers includes a retired airline pilot, a retired physician, a mental health ready for the next person, because there’s usually a line of people who want to professional, and an air traffic controller, shower,” Watkins said. “They’re also the to name a few, said Gwen Watkins, ones who deal with any problems that Shower the People’s founder and general come up, and to be sure that the unit manager. “People show up, even when it’s pouring itself is functioning correctly.” Site supervisor Gross said he finds it rain and cold,” Watkins said. “Everything most rewarding to engage in hands-on is volunteer-run. We don’t have anybody volunteer work. who’s paid.” “I like being out where the action is, When COVID-19 threw the right where people are getting the help organization a major curveball, the they need,” Gross said. volunteers stepped up, Watkins said. Since the showers are mobile, Shower “When the pandemic hit, we took a the People also relies on volunteer couple months where we closed. During drivers. that time, we redid all our protocols and “We park at Saint Barnabas, the retrained our volunteers so that we could church in Arroyo Grande; they allow us deal with COVID,” Watkins said. “So we to park in their parking lot,” Watkins started up [again] after two months off, said. “So the driver will pick up the and we’ve been active ever since.” trailer and the van there and take it to Throughout the pandemic, Shower the our sites.” People’s volunteer staff never wavered. These volunteer positions keep the “They just want to keep helping. showers running smoothly, but behind We can see the help that it gives to the scenes, Shower the People has these people that have no other help,” Watkins said. “There was a core group of people who kept working as soon as we restarted, and most of them are still working. We were able to actually open more sites.” A shower can seem like a minimal thing, but it has rippling positive impacts for the clients Watkins’ organization serves: It can help someone get a job and get off the streets. “I think the volunteers are all driven by what a difference it makes—from someone coming in to take a shower, to after the shower,” Watkins said. “People are so thankful. They feel like new. I think that keeps all of us coming back.” That’s the best part of the job for site supervisor David Gross: seeing how the showers impact the people he serves. “It’s always heartwarming to see someone come out of the showers with a big smile on their face, especially if you could tell they had been having a rotten morning before they saw us,” Gross told New Times. “Every once in a while, we’ll get a visit from a former guest who now has a job and a place with their own shower, and who comes back to share their success story with us, and that’s nice, too,” he said. From writing grants to procuring donations to cleaning the showers, everything about Shower the People is volunteer-run. “We let everybody pick their own role, because [the roles] are diverse,” Watkins said. “For actually working at the site, the first volunteer that you would meet would be the intake person.”

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even more volunteers who keep the organization’s internal operations going. “The administrative manager oversees our volunteer schedule, so that everybody can schedule themselves in,” Watkins said. “He also procures all of our goods. He’s this incredible buyer; he looks for bargains and finds them, and it’s just remarkable the amount of work he puts in.” Other operations positions include a data tracker, who analyzes the intake information Shower the People gets when guests check in for a shower; the operations manager, who maintains the trailers and manages repairs; and the volunteer coordinator, who is responsible for staffing. Watkins is the general manager, so she oversees all of the other roles. She also does grant writing and communications for the organization. Right now, the mobile showers are at the San Luis Obispo library on Sundays from 12:30 to 3 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church in SLO on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and at the South County People’s Kitchen in Grover Beach on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With plans to add a new site at the Gala Pride & Diversity Center this year, the organization is always looking for additional volunteers. “We can handle all the volunteers that come because there is always something,” Watkins said. “Our volunteers, I can’t tell you how wonderful they are. It’s fun to work with them.” ∆ Reach Staff Writer Malea Martin at mmartin@newtimesslo.com. PHOTO COURTESY OF SHOWER THE PEOPLE

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Conant has led his fair share of work n the tranquility of the Los Padres vacations—having started with the LPFA National Forest at sunrise, the camp in 2005 as a volunteer, before convincing cook wakes up, rolls out of a tent, and the nonprofit’s board in 2013 to hire its starts prepping coffee, breakfast, and first-ever executive director (“I’m living bagged lunches. the dream,” he said). After fuel and caffeine, a small army A man infected with “Los Padres-itis,” of about 20 volunteers is ready to start as he calls it, Conant just can’t get enough their day in the vast and wild Los Padres of the forest. The second backcountry—a forest that largest in the state, spanning encompasses 1.75 million five counties, Los Padres is so acres of the Central Coast. vast and diverse that there’s Their mission for the next always something new to seven to 10 days is to help discover and fall in love with, restore whatever trail or he said. trails they’ve targeted for that “There are a lot of different expedition, whether it’s in the flavors,” said Conant, a Santa Sespe Wilderness of Ventura Barbara County resident. County or Figueroa Mountain VOLUNTEERS “The Sespe [Wilderness] has in Santa Barbara County. its own flavor. It’s got more “We get tons and tons dramatic mountains but it’s of work done,” said Bryan drier. And San Luis has nice rolling grassy Conant, executive director of the Los hills with oaks and—I love the San Luis Padres Forest Association (LPFA), a backcountry. I’ve just started learning 33-year-old nonprofit that oversees about it in the last five years and I’ve kind various volunteer projects in the forest. fallen in love with it.” “It’s usually just trail work, mostly It’s that passion for the forest—and cutting back brush, clearing trees, and the outdoors in general—that draws redefining the tread on trails.” volunteers from up and down the Central These “work vacations,” as they’re called, Coast to contribute to LPFA-led projects. take place two to four times per year, Those volunteers run the spectrum of generate up to 1,000 cumulative hours of age, but the most dedicated workers tend volunteer labor, and are the most popular to be in their 50s, 60s, and 70s, since offering for volunteers with the LPFA. they often have more time available, What’s the payoff? A vastly improved Conant said. Los Padres trail system, a chance to “I think most people in their 30s are connect with the forest and its stewards, having families and are busy with that and a huge sense of satisfaction. sort of thing. And then you see them start “At the end of the day, you get to see popping back again in their 40s,” he said. what you accomplished as a group, as According to an LPFA 2021 year-end an individual, as a team. And it’s there,” blog post, volunteers donated 23,000 Conant said. “It’s like wow, earlier hours of combined time to the forest last today we had to crawl through this, and now we can just walk through it like a LOS PADRES continued page 14 normal trail.”

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year—quite a feat given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. And their contributions weren’t just on VOLUNTEERS trails. LPFA workers removed graffiti, repaired campgrounds, helped create and distribute educational material to those visiting the Los Padres, and more. “It’s not just going on a trail and swinging a tool, though that’s what most volunteers do,” Conant said. “We also have volunteers who go out and interact with the public, work with the visitors centers, do cleanups or graffiti removals, install signs, or work with scout groups.” Conant said that over the years, the LPFA has become more of a partner agency to the U.S. Forest Service, the federal agency that’s in charge of the Los Padres National Forest. The two groups work hand in hand these days. “We’re in constant contact with them,” he said. “We’ve actually developed a really close relationship with them and have garnered their trust, especially in the last couple years. They are trusting us with a lot more than what we’ve been able to do in the past.” LPFA’s growing list of responsibilities in the forest range from doing campground renovations, to taking on more advanced projects, like a recent fencing project in SLO County to block motorcyclists from accessing wilderness areas around High Mountain Road, near Lopez Lake. Given LPFA’s increasing role, Conant said the nonprofit is always looking for new volunteers with niche skills and expertise to help bolster the organization. “Constantly getting new people with new skills [allows us] to provide more for the Forest Service,” he explained. One of Conant’s goals for 2022 and beyond is to pursue more forest projects in the SLO County region of the Los Padres—whether in the Santa Lucia mountain range or on the Big Sur coast. “Most of our volunteer projects are based in Santa Barbara and Ventura, but we are starting to branch out into San Luis,” Conant said. “We have a couple of volunteers who are interested in starting to lead more regular volunteer projects out there.” Conant noted that there are fewer Los Padres-centered volunteer groups in SLO County. “San Luis has CCCMB [Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers], which is a very good organization for mountain bikes, but there’s not a whole lot of people caring for the wilderness areas,” Conant said. “Fortunately for San Luis, there hasn’t been a whole lot of fires in the backcountry, and fires are what really cause trail damage. It sparks this mad regrowth in the trail and all of a sudden those trails get completely overgrown again. In San Luis, the trails are in generally pretty good shape compared to a lot of the other parts of the forest, but we’re really looking forward to developing more frequent volunteer work there.” Whatever projects LPFA takes on in the future—from 10-day work vacations in the backcountry, to short, weekend day trips—its success will depend on maintaining its base of dedicated, passionate volunteers. “Volunteers are the lifeblood,” Conant said. “They are the heart; they are the soul; they are everything.” ∆ Assistant Editor Peter Johnson can be reached at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.


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hen the COVID-19 pandemic hit, a group of local residents started SLO County UndocuSupport, a organization that sent direct aid to local undocumented and mixedstatus immigrant families, knowing that they would be among the hardest hit on the Central Coast. Nearly two years later, UndocuSupport has delivered more than $300,000 to more than 2,500 local families—families that weren’t eligible for stimulus checks, unemployment benefits, and other LEFT OUT SLO County UndocuSupport pandemic lifelines. recently hired a program manager to help with “Many of us were lucky enough its work aiding undocumented or mixed-status to receive the stimulus checks immigrant families. and other kinds of aid, like unemployment, but immigrant CAPSLO, Central Coast Coalition for families, who are very crucial to the Undocumented Student Success, and community, were completely left out,” other local nonprofits. said Abraham Melendrez, a new Melendrez said it’s crucial that program manager for UndocuSupport. “It SLO County residents realize that started by just providing direct support undocumented residents and their families to families, direct checks to pay for rent, are integral members of the community— medical issues, anything they needed.” often serving as essential workers long As the pandemic evolved, so did before the term became trendy. UndocuSupport. Today, the organization “We all want our communities to thrive,” works alongside the Community he said, “and when people are being left Foundation of SLO County and SLO out, then our whole community suffers.” County government agencies to better identify immigrant community needs, coordinate services, and maximize impact. Fast facts • The Coastal San Luis Resource One of its recent moves was to hire Conservation District (RCD) recently Melendrez as a program manager—a saw the impact of its work restoring position funded by a SLO County healthy floodplains along the Los Osos and equity grant. The son of Santa Maria Warden creeks. In October, the RCD immigrant farmworkers, Melendrez completed the Los Osos Wetland understands firsthand the systems that restoration project, which involved mixed-status families have to operate in. the removal of 400 feet of creek levees in “For me, this has always been order to reconnect 40 acres of wetland something that hits close to home, and habitat and return two floodplains to that’s why I’m excited to help people proper function. Following the rainstorms I basically grew up with,” Melendrez in December, the RCD reported in a told New Times. “I don’t specifically recent newsletter that its hard work paid do any of the fundraising, but what I off—instead of levees causing the creek do is work with the county, work with to carry sediment, debris, and pollutants our community partners, to kind of into the Morro Bay estuary, the flows first assess the needs of the immigrant “spread out over the floodplain” and the community and then report that to the sediment, debris, and pollutants “filtered county. A lot of my work is just reaching out in the native wetland vegetation.” out to the community and being a voice • The Andrew Holland Foundation for them.” recently merged with the National Melendrez said that UndocuSupport Alliance onMUSIC Mental Illness in San is still coming across many of the same Luis Obispo (NAMI SLO). In a Jan. issues and shortfalls that immigrant 3 press release, NAMI SLO said that families faced in April 2020: rent, FLAVOR/EATS the merger allows the two organizations utilities, food, child care, and other basic to “increase our resources and be more living expenses. efficient as we advocate and provide “I think there’s still a lot of need,” he INFO support to those with mental illness and said. “A lot of families lost their jobs their loved ones.” The Andrew Holland [due to COVID-19]. When you think of a Foundation was formed in 2017 by the citizen, it’s a lot easier for us to change CALENDAR Atascadero parents of Andrew Holland, careers. For undocumented immigrant a schizophrenic man who died in SLO families, it’s even more so of an issue.” OPINIONspending two days in a County Jail after While the economy has slowly been restraint chair. NAMI SLO emphasized recovering, many immigrants are still struggling to find viable, full-time work. And that it will continue the Holland NEWS Foundation’s partnership when they do, other costs, like with the SLO County child care, kick in. Sheriff’s Office to sponsor UndocuSupport is STROKES crisis intervention helping fill the gaps by training classes for law Send business and leveraging its funds to ARTSenforcement. ∆ nonprofit information to support other community strokes@newtimesslo.com. organizations that assist immigrant Assistant Editor Peter families. The latest Johnson wrote this week’s round of UndocuSupport grants will Strokes and Plugs. Send tidbits to aid the 5 Cities Homeless Coalition, strokes@newtimesslo.com.

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BY GORDON FUGLIE

Real conservatism It’s about conserving historical social norms

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ith the departure of New Times my white, middle-class, suburban family columnist Lt. Col. Al Fonzi rarely discussed the “big three” topics: (U.S. Army, Ret.) and the politics, history, and religion. We attended paper’s invitation to other conservative church as our Sunday obligation, and editorialists, I thought it timely to offer after the concluding hymn, we shelved a larger perspective on conservatism’s our one-hour-per-week God for the next legacy from my 50 years of engaging with six days and headed home to bask in our its philosophy. I’ll start by saying Col. complacent pleasures. Fonzi and his colleague, the attorney My early college years brought an John Donegan, have been disappointing. awareness of ideas beyond my social circle, Neither have represented conservatism’s but my inherited self-satisfaction and nonhigher aspirations. Alas, like Fox News, intellectual surroundings were barriers to they are more about “owning the libs” deeper engagement. A bit later, however, and fanning hatred for Democrats. An just enough of my curiosity was piqued authentic conservatism needs advocates to start reading conservative editorials capable of addressing the ideas and issues in newspapers that came into our home. of our time. William F. Buckley Jr., Russell Kirk, The core belief of conservatism is George Will, and Joseph Sobran filled in its partiality to historically inherited my thin convictions. This was followed social norms, policies, and practices. by an early 20s collegiate flirtation with Thoughtful conservatives contend that libertarian groups, but the rigid selfsocieties—especially traditional ones— assurance of Ayn Rand devotees sent me are complex and that their consolidation packing. Thereafter I steered clear of over decades and centuries should not conservative organizations but kept my be lightly tampered with because doing interest alive via subscriptions to National so risks social fracturing and the loss of Review and The American Spectator. vital legacies. If social change is to occur, In the mid-1980s I was stirred to it should be gradual so that society can commit to intentional Christianity, adjust to innovations while minimizing a deeper spiritual connection than upheavals and avoiding violent backlash. occasionally parking my derriere in a But as history tells us, when a church pew. Religion, of course, is woven conservative society exists on the basis into the fabric of conservatism, but of exclusion, injustice, and cruelty, conservatism doesn’t have a monopoly then disruptive social change becomes on religious life despite the assertions of inevitable. Think of the rise of the civil white right-wing evangelicals. And here rights movement in the 1950s. African we must transcend the recent phase of Americans demanding equal treatment angry populist and pietistic politics of under the law—especially in the Jim America’s religious right. Crow South—provoked violent reactions A higher level of the place of religion in from white supremacist conservatives conservatism is informed by philosophy claiming “the defense of our traditions and a historical consciousness, i.e. and way of life.” the use of reason. A few of my favorite Politically, conservatives desire heavyweights in the arena I call Classic a limited role for government. If Conservatism include Romano Guardini government is to act, it should serve (1885-1968), Karl Rahner, SJ (1904already functioning ways of life, typically 1984), the Orthodox Rabbi Jonathan at the civic and regional level where life Sacks (1948-2020), and Charles Taylor. is more closely lived and the issues better All affirm what may be called the “Great known. Government efforts—especially Story” within the Judeo-Christian from federal and state institutions—to tradition. And while they rightly critique transform society from above are viewed the narrow secular (non-transcendent) with suspicion. Hence, conservatism frame of human MUSIC life within modernity, will sense a threat in liberalism’s they are not blind to its benefits, e.g. modernization programs and expansion science and medicine. They also urge of human rights. The conservative fears humankind FLAVOR/EATS to reconnect with our origins that liberal efforts to cure what they see in the sacred, and honor the civilizational as evils and abuses in existing society calling to a shared and just life defined by INFO will end up hurting more than helping. mutual self-giving love. For example, do affirmative action In economics, conservatives have programs in schools and businesses been staunchCALENDAR advocates of free market create discord by seeming capitalism. I grew up in a to advantage one group Southern California town over another? where the commercial OPINION My own journey in enterprises reflected Send us your and out (but not quite!) our community. Our views and opinions to NEWSshoe and toy store, our of conservatism began letters@newtimesslo.com. with an interest to be restaurants, and even our informed beyond my department stores, bore STROKES Midwestern-born parents’ the names of the individuals narrow worldview. As beneficiaries of or families who created them. Their the post-World War II economic boom, helpful employees actually were informed ARTS

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about what they served or sold. This was the free market in a human scale and, to me, this was capitalism. Fast forward to the 2020s: Do today’s conservatives really want to defend the gargantuan, glaringly lit consumerist warehouses like Walmart, Target, or Kohl’s that are stuffed with cheap wares—often manufactured in sub-standard working conditions—from the Peoples’ Republic of China, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, or the People’s Republic of Bangladesh? This calls to mind a lunch table conversation I had while working at Loyola Marymount University 20 years ago. The two economists were going on about markets, the global economy, and consumption trends. Finally, the Jesuittrained philosopher spoke up: “What in your discussion makes for a moral economy?” A long silence ensued. And I will close with a question of my own: At a time that marks the anniversary of the Trumpist insurrection and failed coup, and where 30 percent of right-wing Republicans believe violence may be needed to “save America,” I ask today’s conservatives: What is it exactly that you are trying to conserve? ∆ Gordon Fuglie researches and writes art history. Respond to letters@newtimesslo.com.

Letters Stacy Korsgaden was at the insurrection

I just watched chilling new LA Times footage of the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and am reminded that we have a candidate running for SLO County District 3 supervisor who participated in it. Maybe

Stacy Korsgaden didn’t wield a spear or a Confederate flag to violently break into the U.S. Capitol but she did answer the call to stand with those who hoped to overthrow a democratically elected president and illegally reinstate an oligarchical thug. Though she downplays it in a 2021 CalCoastNews op-ed as merely personal choice, as concern over voting fraud “regardless, as a private citizen, I didn’t feel my attendance was news.” It became “news” because she had run for office and decided again to run for office. And though she condemns the violence, the fact that she joined a crowd made up of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, “boogaloo bois,” Q-anon antivaxx conspiracy theorists, and myriad others—who would gladly take away her right to marry another woman, who believe their white skin and maleness gives them egregious entitlement over women’s bodies, over the planet, over everyone whose skin is not white, who pledge allegiance to a murderous, capitalist patriarchy—begs a few questions: Does she pledge allegiance to anti-democratic ideals or is she just incredibly, dangerously naive? Something encouraged Stacy Korsgaden to fly five hours to Washington, D.C., during a pandemic to contest a fair election. And though protest “by the people, for the people” is the lifeblood of a democracy, it stops being a healthy protest when it becomes an insurrection, when it becomes a violent attempt to overthrow the government, when it becomes a murder scene. (Five people died on Jan. 6, 2021, and four have committed suicide since the insurrection.) As the District 3 supervisor race heats up, let us consider what is reasonable. Can someone who stands with those who would take power by force be a reasonable choice to serve the public? Dian Sousa Los Osos


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BY JOHN DONEGAN

Humor and the left

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hy did the chicken cross the road? To express its solidarity with the courageous struggle of indigenous worker fowl against exploitation by the corporate farmer class, to demand an inclusive barnyard, and to fight growing chickenfeed inequality. When woke folk make a joke, the results are seldom funny. Many of you may have read of the brouhaha over the Netflix special of comedian Dave Chappelle, The Closer. Chappelle’s routines are notorious for jokes that insult and mock nearly every group, including whites, women, gays, Jews, and Asians. His usual material largely revolves around biting comments on race and identity, and Bloomberg has glowingly described him as “a leading voice on race.” In his routine, he focused on the transgendered, proclaiming that “gender is a fact,” engaged in some raunchy comments on transgender genitalia, and mocked those with “hurt feelings.” From the resulting outcry, it seems he has finally found a group that one dare not make fun of. Many of the attacks have come from those who had previously counted themselves as fans, at least when he wasn’t targeting a group that they cared about. GLAAD, the LGBT advocacy group, has denounced him for “harming” and “endangering” transgenders, and poet Saeed Jones has pronounced it a “betrayal.” Others have criticized him for failing to “support” and “build up” the transgender community, apparently confusing the role of comic with social cheerleader. Netflix is under assault, and the always thoughtful Twittersphere has erupted. One commenter improbably charged Chappelle with “white privilege,” perhaps being a little unclear on the concept, while one of his defenders accused the LGBT community of “white privilege” for criticizing a Black comedian. Sort of a leftist “food fight” flinging movement jargon. It is great fun to watch this internecine liberal brawl, as it casts doubt on just how cohesive the left’s “intersectional” alliance really is. It seems that once they get past their shared foundational principle that “straight white males are bad,” things really start to fall apart. Let’s step back for a moment and take a breath. This is comedy. Comedy is supposed to challenge and shock the audience. It is expected to explore the forbidden. Boomers recall comedians like Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Eddie Murphy whose shticks revolved around offending traditional sensibilities. You liberals will have to accept the fact that your dogma has become “the establishment view,” against which dissidents and comedians must rail. Name me a truly funny partisan figure, other than, perhaps, the amusing gaffes of a confused President Biden and the frantic struggles of his press people to explain what he really meant? And let’s get real. This brave, new genderless world, in which our language and scientific nomenclature have been

hijacked to reflect newly discovered “truths,” really offers a lot of comedic opportunity. For example, the deadpan news report of a disturbance in a LA women’s spa resulting when one woman displayed her penis to the other women, or the lawsuit against a hospital resulting from a “man being denied a hysterectomy,” well, the joke writes itself. When politically mandated semantics conflict with readily observed reality, you know that hilarity is sure to ensue. We can now even find comedic material in our medical schools, such as the school which has directed instructors to avoid “gendered” references, like “mother,” and to instead use the term “birthing parent.” “Happy Birthing Parent Day, mom, errr, rather, person who birthed me … .” It is always fun to mock painfully stilted language. The outrage over Chappelle’s show, and the whole “cancel” thing, seems to reflect a difference in generational attitudes. We now have many people who seem to believe that they have a veto over any expression that they disagree with. Perhaps it’s from being allowed to shut down any discussion by saying it “makes you feel unsafe.” Chappelle has certainly said plenty to insult and offend people like me, but we have somehow survived. When you humorless liberal scolds find yourselves fighting bitterly against popular comedians, perhaps it is time for you to recognize that you have lost the cancel culture war. While the critics dutifully panned his special, fearful of being canceled themselves for praising anything which is Officially Off-Limits, the viewers have been much more receptive and have given it a 96 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Other entertainers, like Bill Maher, have been successful in speaking out against cancel culture, and the tide is turning. Netflix has made a lot of money off of Chappelle and is unlikely to let the indignant sputtering of a few people with the media megaphone deter them. Outrage on Twitter and social media has a lifespan of around a nanosecond and is as consequential as a gnat fart during a tornado. Comedy will always be subversive and will not bend to political diktats. ∆ John Donegan is a retired attorney and aspiring comedian in Pismo Beach who identifies as being young, good looking, and really, really funny. Send a response for publication to letters@newtimesslo.com.

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s doubling down on statements that lead to bad publicity some sort of secret Cal Poly motto that I don’t know about? Or does university President Jeffrey Armstrong just keep practicing “learn by doing” because he can’t quite grasp the “learn” part of his school’s motto. He and the university are in hot water—again—for their handling of a touchy situation. Only, this time, it’s not about rape or race. Phew! It’s about COVID-19. Remember when Armstrong sent out a campuswide email about in-person classes and on-campus housing to reassure everyone about the school’s plans for winter quarter 2022? “We have every expectation that the inperson educational experience at Cal Poly will remain one of the safest places and activities you can be a part of throughout next week and all of winter quarter,” he said in the email. It was Jan. 1, when every medical expert in the country was predicting a gigantic post-holiday surge that was already starting. Between Jan. 1 and 11, the university’s COVID-19 dashboard recorded more than 1,500 positive student tests—607 for oncampus students and 896 for off-campus. The university administered more than 19,000 tests and states that “there are more positive tests than positive cases.” OK. So how many students are positive for COVID-19 right now? The dashboard doesn’t specify. Well, then, I guess we’ll just go ahead and assume that 1,500 students are

positive for the virus. That’s, like, a lot. And it’s only one week into the winter quarter. It sounds like chaos unleashed over there, with students who have been tested attending in-person classes only to find out too late that they actually tested positive for the virus. Students waiting in testing lines for hours. Mask and sanitizer stations that run out of masks and sanitizers. The school put 132 students in isolation, with 105 out of 199 of the school’s isolation beds occupied, and some students are staying in on-campus apartments with non-COVID-19 positive students while others are locked away by themselves in local hotel rooms. Test positive? Want to go home but still pay Cal Poly for your dorm room? You get a gift card: $400 at the University Store! Take that, really expensive books! The perks of positivity, amirite? At least one parent complained that their child who is living on campus (across the country from his family), tested positive for the virus, and waited to hear from the university as to what his next steps should be. According to his mother, he waited in his car for hours for a phone call or text, hearing nothing, until his family finally put him up in a local hotel. And then, he was forced to repeat that the next day. See, chaos!

Many students on campus still Don’t worry, though, the Cayucos haven’t been tested yet, according to a Elementary School District is also a 3,500 signature-strong petition begging mess. Just ask Superintendent Scott Armstrong to move Cal Poly to virtual Smith. You should ask him, because he classes until this surge starts to peter out. won’t talk to us about it! But nope. That’s not the plan! Parents over there have been upset ever “Virtual courses are not stopping the since the school board passed a Let Them spread of omicron at other universities,” Breathe resolution in August 2021—an Armstrong told the Cal Poly faculty ideological snub to state COVID-19 senate on Jan. 11. “We have really regulations regarding a return to inminimized the risk. We’re unique in person schooling. The board rescinded the that amount of surveillance. We weren’t resolution in September. required to do the surveillance. We’ve But it got some parents asking: Why sampled over 20,000 students. The weren’t board meetings recorded and average prevalence of COVID is at 5 posted somewhere accessible? Apparently percent. … We’re sticking with our plan.” board members and Smith felt that things could be taken out of context and I think Armstrong just really wants used againstMUSIC them, according to district Cal Poly to stand out among universities. parent Roberta Held. It’s the whitest, most expensive school in Wait, that isn’t why we record public the California State University system. FLAVOR/EATS meetings? Just kidding! It’s so that public And, now, it can also have the highest officials can be held accountable by the COVID-19 positivity rates! It’s “the safest” public because they are paid by and place to get COVID-19 in SLO County. INFO spending our tax dollars. Duh! With so many schools to choose from, Parents petitioned for recorded Cal Poly needs to get its name out there, meetings andCALENDAR finally got them, just like you know? they got the board to But faculty members and rescind its resolution. students aren’t impressed. OPINION Next up: a giant raise Students are missing for Smith, which was their classes, unable to Send us your discussed largely behind make up their work, and views and opinions to NEWS closed doors. And some worried they are already letters@newtimesslo.com. parents don’t like it one falling behind. Teachers bit. who taught virtually STROKES If I was him, I’d be during the first week of the worried. Those Cayucos parents don’t quarter were only allowed one more week mess around.ARTS ∆ of virtual teaching. “Every faculty member here can attest that The Shredder lives for chaos. Send this past week has been a mess,” a faculty comments to shredder@newtimesslo.com. member stated at the Jan. 11 meeting.

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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 MORRO BAY Join us for Art and About Morro Bay, 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 a map of locations. (Events will not occur on major holidays). Fourth Saturday of every month, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-544-9251. artsobispo.org/art-and-about. Morro Bay (participating artists), Townwide, Morro Bay. 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.

FACES OF MORRO BAY This fun workshop will feature interesting key people from the beautiful town of Morro Bay. Each session is 3 hours long with the model in one pose for two 3-hour sessions. Workshop designed for beginning to professional artists. Thursdays, 5-8 p.m. through Jan. 27 Members $60; Non-Members $80, for this 2-day workshop. 805-7722504. artcentermorrobay.org/index.php/shop/. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. FIBER ART BY GAY MCNEAL Gay’s love of textiles and the fiber arts started when her mother taught her to sew when she was ten years old. Gay received a BA in Art with an emphasis in Interior and Textile Design from CSU Long Beach. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 29 Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

FINE ART PAINTING BY MARY SUMMERS Oil painter Mary Summers, PhD, RN, has a lifelong love of the outdoors. She values capturing scenes in beautiful light, including early morning and late in the day. Her philosophy is to “follow the brush” to record the rich colors, designs, and textures of the world. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan.

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. Through Feb. 21, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. FOREVER STOKED PAINT PARTY Join us at the 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.

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.

GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE: FEATURED CRAFT ARTIST CAROLE MCDONALD As a native Californian, Carole McDonald started her art career working in the film industry. Her oil paintings reflect the vibrant colors tranquil feelings of the Central Coast where painting is a daily joy. Mondays, WednesdaysSundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 29 Free. 805-7721068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

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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 $135. 805-528-8791. 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.

SEA GLASS HEART JEWELRY Create a gorgeous sea glass necklace and two pierced earrings in this relaxing and fun class. Everything is provided to complete the projects including local sea glass. Learn how to drill holes in sea glass and basic jewelry making skills. Preregistration required. Jan. 15, 10 a.m.-noon $50. 805-286-5993. CreativeMeTime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

WATERCOLORS AND PASTELS OF BOBBYE WEST-THOMPSON Bobbye West-Thompson’s vibrant pastels and pure pigment watercolors are up at Cambria Library. Tuesdays-Saturdays. through Feb. 24 Free. 805927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

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MOSAIC HEARTS Learn mosaic basics to create a one-of-a-kind heart project. Choose a project to make your heart sing from rocks to wall art. You have many colors, baubles, and beads to choose from. Everything is provided. Preregistration required. Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. 805-286-5993. CreativeMeTime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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MOSAIC TRIVET WORKSHOP During this workshop,

LADIES ENCHANTED EVENING Enjoy a special evening creating a fused glass plate while drinking a bubbly beverage awaiting your turn for a personal intuitive card reading by Tiffany, owner of Oracle Atascadero. Readings will be conducted in the cozy and private loft area upstairs. Jan. 15, 5-7 p.m. $150. 805-464-2633. glassheadstudio.com. Glasshead Studio, 8793 Plata Lane, Suite H, Atascadero.

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.

SEA GLASS HAMMERED METAL JEWELRY Create a gorgeous sea glass necklace and two pierced earrings. Everything is provided to complete the projects from local sea glass (choose brown, white, or green in class), to metal, jewelry findings and use of tools. Preregistration required. Jan. 15, 1-3 p.m. $50. 805-286-5993. CreativeMeTime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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

INDEX Arts ............................ [21] Culture & Lifestyle.......[23] Food & Drink..............[24] Music .........................[25]

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.

STUDIOS ON THE PARK: ONLINE CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Check site for a variety of virtual classes and workshops online. ongoing studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805238-9800.

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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.

ALLOY: IDEAS AND INFLUENCE Group exhibition of contemporary cast metal featuring works by Margaret Korisheli, nicolalee, Paula Zima, Randall Johnson, Elizabeth Dorbad, Ariane Leiter, Marcia Harvey, and Barry Frantz. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Jan. 28 Free. 805-546-3202. cuesta.edu/student/ campuslife/artgallery/index.html. Harold J. Miossi ARTS continued page 22

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REPRESENTATION IN FILM FRIDAYS: A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT SLO Library presents this film series highlighting issues of representation. Professor Brenda Helmbrecht of the Cal Poly English Department will introduce the film and facilitate discussion afterwards. Jan. 21, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. 805-781-5184. slolibrary.evanced.info/signup/ calendar. San Luis Obispo Library Community Room, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.

REPRESENTATION IN FILM FRIDAYS: FREAKS SLO Library presents this topical film series highlighting issues of representation in film. Professor Paul Marchbanks of the Cal Poly English Department will introduce the featured film and facilitate discussion afterwards. Jan. 14, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-781-5184. slolibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar. San Luis Obispo Library Community Room, 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.

SLO CAMERA CLUB Online Zoom meetings and competitions. Everyone is welcome. Visit site for meeting links. Second Thursday of every month Free to guest. slocameraclub.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden hosts its next Free Day at the Garden event on Monday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests of all ages are welcome to take part in the garden’s sketch walk during the event, which starts at 11 a.m. Paper and basic drawing supplies will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials. Call (805) 541-1400 or visit slobg. org. The garden is located at 3450 Dairy Creek Road, San Luis Obispo. —C.W. ARTS from page 21 Gallery, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

CALIFORNIA CENTRAL COAST PASTEL SOCIETY: 3CPS MEMBER ONLINE SHOW Discover California 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 Free. 3cps.org/3cps-online-show/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

CERAMIC LESSONS AND MORE Now offering private one-on-one and group lessons in the ceramic arts. Both hand building and wheel throwing options. Beginners welcomed. ongoing 805-835-5893. hmcruceceramics.com/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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EXPOSURE COMPOSURE While photography has historically been valued for its ability to depict our world objectively, some photographers seek to reveal it to us by abstracting objects and moments they observe. This exhibition explores examples of abstract photography created by members of The Photo Society. Through Jan. 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-543-8562. sloma. org/exhibition/exposure-composure/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

FREE DOCENT TOURS AT SLOMA Gain a deeper understanding of the artwork on view with SLOMA’s new docent tours. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. I’D TELL YOU IF I COULD Paintings and works on

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paper by London-based artist William Brickel. Through Feb. 6, 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.

MARIAH SCHWARTZ: ART SHOW Showcasing the electrifying, vibrant, imaginative, and colorful art of Mariah Schwartz. Come meet the artist on Jan. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. Artwork will be displayed through March. Jan. 14, 6-9 p.m. Free to public. 805-541-9911. Tigerlily Salon, 629 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo.

MASK MAKING AND HAT MAKING Geared for children and adults. ongoing Spirits of Africa Gallery, 570 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, spiritsofafricagallery.com/.

PAINTING CLASSES Easels, brushes, and canvases provided. Limited to 20 students. ongoing Spirits

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 $50 All-Access Festival Pass; $25 Three-Movies Pass; $10 One-Movie Pass. 410-693-2949. slojff.com. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo. STAGED READING: THE QUALITY OF LIFE SLO REP is thrilled to welcome audiences back to cuttingedge live theatre with an Ubu’s Other Shoe staged reading of “The Quality of Life” by Jane Anderson. Jan. 21, 7-8:30 p.m. and Jan. 22, 2-3:30 & 7-8:30 p.m. $15-$18. 805-786-2440. slorep.org/. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo.

TOUCHY TOUCHY BY ARTIST MARRIN LEE MARTINEZ Soft kinetic sculpture exploring 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, 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.

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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 Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, puffersofpismo.com. OPEN STUDIO FOR ADULTS Call to reserve. All materials included. Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. $35. 805-668-2125. lila.community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

PERCUSSIVE DANCE CLASSES Come and dance with us. Clogging is a similar to tap dancing and it’s fun and easy to learn. Have fun dancing to all sorts of music, meet people, and get great exercise! No partners required. Adults and kids ages 8 and over. Thursdays, 10-midnight through May 26 $20/month. 805-975-6601. Heritage Square Park, 201 Nelson St., Arroyo Grande. RANCHO NIPOMO: MOVING WITH THE TIMES EXHIBIT This exhibit also includes the restoration efforts of the Dana Adobe which had their start in the 1930s and remain ongoing to this day. Through Jan. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $5, free for DANA members and children under 12 years of age. 805-929-5679. danaadobe. org. DANA Adobe Cultural Center, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo.

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THE FULL MONTY: THE MUSICAL This theatrical adaptation of the popular 1997 film follows a group of unemployed men that decide to become male strippers to make some quick cash. The show is described as an upbeat comedy full of honest affection and engaging melodies. Jan. 14-30 805-922-4442. my805tix.com. Santa Maria Civic Theatre, 1660 N. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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 Free. 805 925-0994 x 2832. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. LOCAL AND FEATURED ARTIST EXHIBITS Valley ARTS continued page 23


ARTS from page 22 Art Gallery, located in the SM Airport, exhibits local and featured artist work. New exhibits are mounted the first Tuesday of even-numbered months. Wide variety of art available for purchase. ongoing, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. 805-922-0663. Santa Maria Airport, 3249 Terminal Dr., Santa Maria.

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.

OUTDOOR UKULELE LESSONS For individuals 50 years and up, at no charge. Participants will learn to play chords, melodies, and familiar songs. Five baritone ukuleles are available to borrow, or class members may bring one of their own. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 12:301:30 p.m. cityofsantamaria.org/register. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria. SOCIAL DIS-DANCE Classes available for all skill levels. Class sizes limited. ongoing Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria, 805-937-6753.

THE TRAMP AND THE ROUGHRIDER Join Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir on this fact-based camping trip to Yosemite Park. These characters had sharp disagreements on hunting, animal rights, and forest management while enjoying each others company. This production has toured for over 20 years, and is a fundraiser for OCT. Jan. 22, 7-8:30 p.m. and Jan. 23, 1:30-3 p.m. $25. 805-268-5969. orcuttcommunitytheater.org. Orcutt Community Theater (Klein Dance Arts), 3546 Skyway Dr, Bldg. 1, Suite A, Orcutt.

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AFRICAN DANCE With Live Drumming. Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m. through Jan. 13 $8. 805-215-4565. omnistudiomb.com/schedule/. Omni Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

AXE THROWING Enjoy the art of axe throwing in a

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. 22, 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.

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.

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.

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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.

CENTRAL COAST WOOD CARVERS Learn the art of wood carving or wood burning. Join Central Coast Wood Carvers in Morro Bay at St. Timothy’s. Open for beginners, intermediate, or advance. Learn a wide range of techniques and skills. Mask Required. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, 962 Piney Way, Morro Bay, 805-772-2840, sttimothymorrobay.org/index.html.

INTRODUCTION TO OUTRIGGER CANOE PADDLING WITH PALE KAI OUTRIGGER CLUB Pale Kai will be offering a free canoe demo and

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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. PHOTO COURTESY OF LEE TERKELSEN

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

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humorous and allegorical themes by local artist Susan Read Cronin. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through April 17 Free. 805-686-1211. elverhoj.org. Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang.

NAR-ANON: TUESDAY MEETINGS Nar-Anon is a support group for those who are affected by someone else’s addiction. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. naranoncentralca. org/meetings/meeting-list/. The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 805-221-5523. OPEN AIR VINEYARD YOGA Intentionally carve out time for quiet, movement, and a little self pampering in the open air of the vineyard with Yogi Chelcy Westphal Johnson, of Mindful Movement Collective. Fridays, 9:3010:30 a.m. $28-$150. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, 805-239-1730. SANTA LUCIA ROCKHOUNDS MEETING Bring your favorite rock, gem, crystal, fossil, etc., to show the rest of the club. Third Monday of every month, 7 p.m. slrockhounds.org/. Templeton Community Center, 601 S. Main St., Templeton. TOPS SUPPORT GROUP: WEIGHT LOSS AND MAINTENANCE A self-help support group focusing on weight loss and maintenance. Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. 805242-2421. tops.org. Santa Margarita Senior Center, 2210 H St., Santa Margarita.

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BEYOND MINDFULNESS Realize your potential through individualized meditation instruction with an experienced teacher via Zoom. This class is for those who wish to begin a practice or seek to deepen an existing one. Flexible days and times. Certified with IMTA. Email or text for information. Jan. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Mondays-Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sliding scale. 559-905-9274. theartofsilence.net. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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. HAWAII Come watch the Mustangs take on Hawaii in a Big West Conference game. Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m. gopoly.com/. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

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 wildlingmuseum. org. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang, 805-688-1082.

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 elverhoj.org. Elverhoj Museum of History and Art, 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, 805-686-1211.

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.

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BIRD (AND BOTANY!) WALK The Garden is excited to present a monthly bird walk series which explores the intersection of birds and botany. Allow for a two-hour exploration on mostly flat terrain. Third Thursday of every month, 8-10 a.m. through Feb. 24 $10/members, $20/ public. 805-541-1400. slobg.org/calendar. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

FABLES, FOIBLES, AND FAIRYTALES BY ARTIST SUSAN READ CRONIN Bronze sculptures with

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.

charvetmartialarts.com. Grateful Body, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

CAL POLY BASKETBALL VS. UC DAVIS It’s National Hat Day, so the first 500 fans will get a Cal Poly hat. Jan. 15, 7-9 p.m. gopoly.com/. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

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CAL POLY BASKETBALL VS. UC RIVERSIDE The Mustangs take on UC Riverside in a Big West Conference game at 7 p.m. Jan. 13, 7-9 p.m. gopoly. com/. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

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Orcutt Community Theater presents The Tramp and the Roughrider for two performances only, on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 1:30 p.m. Alan Sutterfield (left) and Lee Stetson (right) portray President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir, respectively, as the show follows the duo’s documented 1903 Yosemite camping trip. Tickets are $25 and are available at my805tix.com. Visit orcuttcommunitytheater.org for more info. Performances will be held at KDA Studios, located at 3558 Skyway Drive, Santa Maria. —C.W.

CAL POLY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS. CSU BAKERSFIELD Come watch the Mustangs take on CSU Bakersfield in a Big West Conference showdown at Mott. Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m. gopoly.com. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

CAL POLY WRESTLING VS ARIZONA STATE Come watch the Mustangs battle Arizona State in a

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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 23 Pac-12 showdown. Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m. gopoly.com/. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

CEC CLIMATE ACTION WEBINAR SERIES: UC CLIMATE STEWARDS Join us for a powerful showcase of community-led action. Recent alumni of CEC’s new UC Climate Stewards course share their experience, the community action projects they designed, and how they are putting new-found climate knowledge to work within Central Coast communities. Register today. Jan. 13, 12-1 p.m. Free. cecsb.org/ events/cec-climate-action-webinar-series-uc-climatestewards-building-local-climate-leadership. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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CENTRAL COAST POLYAMORY (VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM) Hosting a discussion group featuring different topics relating to ethical non-monogamy every month. Virtually meet via Zoom. Third Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. galacc.org/events/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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.

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

FREE DAY AT THE GARDEN There will be a guided sketch walk with a garden docent at 11 a.m. Paper and basic drawing supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805-541-1400. slobg.org. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo. GALA PRIDE AND DIVERSITY CENTER BOARD MEETING (VIA ZOOM) Monthly meeting of the Gala Pride and Diversity Center Board of Directors. Meets virtually via Zoom and is open to members of the public. Visit galacc.org/events to fill out the form to request meeting access. Third Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m. No admission fee. galacc.org. Online, See website, 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. Third Wednesday of every month, 7-8 p.m. Free. galacc.org/ events/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION (ONLINE MEETING) Zoom series hosted by TMHA. Thursdays,

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10:30 a.m.-noon Transitions Mental Health Warehouse, 784 High Street, San Luis Obispo, 805-270-3346.

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MLK RALLY AND MARCH Join NAACP SLO County as we rally and march in remembrance of MLK. Our theme: Is Bigotry a Mental Illness? For more info, go to naacpslocty. org or call 805-619-5354. Social distancing and mask are required. Jan. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. 805-619-5354. naacpslocty.org. San Luis Obispo County Courthouse, 1050 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

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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.

PET LOSS CLASS: 6 WEEKS ONLINE (INCLUDES BOOK) Do you still miss a pet that died one, fi ve, or over ten years ago? You are not alone. The Pet Loss Grief Group is a step-by-step process (with two class options to choose from: Tuesdays or Wednesdays). Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. through Feb. 9 $59.99. 1-714-273-9014. griefrecoverymethod.com/grms/rev-diann-davisson. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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

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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, 1011 a.m. $10. 805-709-2227. Crows End Retreat Center, 6340 Squire Ct., San Luis Obispo.

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BOB’S BEATS

The Lompoc Senior’s Club presents its Senior Dance at the Dick DeWees Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 16, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event will feature live music from the Riptide Big Band and accompanying vocalist Bob Nations (pictured). Admission is free, but a donation of $3 is suggested. Funding for the event was provided by the Community Foundation of SLO County. Email lompocseniorclub@yahoo.com for more info. The Dick DeWees Community Center is located at 1120 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc. —C.W. and Nonbinary folks welcome. Third Friday of every month, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. sloqueer.groups.io/g/ lezbfriends. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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

SUNDAY EVENING RAP LGBTQ+ AA GROUP (VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM) Alcoholics Anonymous 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.

TRANS* TUESDAY A safe space providing peerto-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.

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POINT SAN LUIS LIGHTHOUSE TOURS Tours will give you a glimpse into the lives of Lighthouse Keepers and their families, while helping keep our jewel of the Central Coast preserved and protected. In-person and virtual tours offered. Check website for more details. Wednesdays, Saturdays 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. 805-481-6399. 5 Cities Swim School, 425 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, 5citiesswimschool.com.

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

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BURGERS AND BRATS LUNCH AT VFW 2814

Enjoy a hot-off-the-grill hamburger, cheeseburger, or handmade bratwurst sandwich at VFW Post 2814 in Atascadero. Starting at only $5, each meal comes with choice of toppings and condiments, a bag of chips, and a bowl of chili. The public is welcome. Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. through Dec. 28 $5. 805-466-3305. vfwpost2814.org/canteen.html. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 2814, 9555 Morro Road, Atascadero.

MOSAIC WINE STOPPERS Channel your inner Picasso and create colorful mosaic wine stoppers with San Antonio Winery and Creative Me Time! Ticket price includes: all workshop materials, small food bites and two drink tickets. Preregistration required. Jan. 22, 10-11:30 a.m. $68. 805-226-2600. CreativeMeTime. com. Spice up your wine bottles with beautiful and one-of-a-kind wine stoppers while sipping delicious wine. Easy to create. Jan. 22, 10 a.m.-noon $68. 805-2865993. CreativeMeTime.com. Riboli Family of San Antonio Winery, 1917 Wisteria Lane, Paso Robles. 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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SLO FARMERS MARKET Hosts more than 60 vendors. Saturdays, 8-10:45 a.m. World Market Parking Lot, 325 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo.

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

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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PRESQU’ILE WINERY: WINE CLUB Call or go online to make a reservation to taste at the winery or find more info on the winery’s Wine Club offerings. ongoing presquilewine.com/club/. Presqu’ile Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile Dr., Santa Maria, 805-937-8110.

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KALYRA: PURCHASES AND PICK-UPS Offering varietals from all over the world. Tuesdays-Sundays, 12-5 p.m. 805-693-8864. kalyrawinery.com. Kalyra Winery, 343 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez. STANDING SUN: 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. HOT DATES continued page 25


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DEAD MAN’S PARTY LIVE A Danny Elfman/ Oingo

Boingo tribute. Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-225-1312, thesirenmorrobay.com/.

JENNY DON’T AND THE SPURS With LuLu and the Cow Tippers. Jan. 19, 7 p.m. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-225-1312, thesirenmorrobay.com/. LED ZEPAGAIN LIVE Jan. 15, 8 p.m. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-225-1312, thesirenmorrobay.com/. MIKE ZITO’S BLUES EXTRAVAGANZA Jan. 20,

6:30 p.m. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-2251312, thesirenmorrobay.com/.

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.

RIFF TIDE LIVE Jan. 22, 2:30 p.m. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-225-1312, thesirenmorrobay.com/. THE RUNAWAY GROOMS LIVE Jan. 15, 2:30 p.m.

The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-225-1312, thesirenmorrobay.com/.

SOUND INVESTMENT LIVE Jan. 14, 8 p.m. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-225-1312, thesirenmorrobay.com/. NORTH SLO COU NT Y

ABIGEL KRALIK: VIOLIN RECITAL Hungarian-

American violinist Abigel Kralik joins pianist Maxim Lando for a recital as the 2022 Festival Mozaic Artist in Residence. Jan. 23, 2-4 p.m. $35-$65. 805-781-3009. festivalmozaic.org/jan23. Templeton Performing Arts Center, 1200 S Main St., Templeton.

BARREL ROOM CONCERT: UNFINISHED WITH THE BEATLES Enjoy the views of the hilltop vineyard

and the rad tunes of Unfinished Business (Unfinished with the Beatles). This free concert will have tasty wine and food available for purchase. Jan. 23, 4-6 p.m. my805tix.com. Cass Winery And Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, 805-239-1730.

EASTON EVERETT TRIO Neo-folk pop. Jan. 14, 5-7 p.m. eastoneverett.com/. Grand Oaks Ballroom, Cava Robles RV Resort, 3800 Golden Hills Rd., Paso Robles, 805-242-4700. 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. MIGHTY BEETHOVEN Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with perhaps his most iconic and popular work, the Symphony No. 5. From the famous opening four note motive he creates an amazing edifice of towering genius and power. Jan. 14, 6 p.m. my805tix.com. Mission San Miguel Arcángel, 775 Mission St., San Miguel, 805-467-3256.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY 11TH ANNIVERSARY Songwriters

by Barbara Strozzi and San Marco maestri Willeart and Rore, to “bawdy” Carnival songs in dialetto. Performed by the world-class period instrument ensemble Tesserae Baroque and guest vocalists. Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m. Varies. 805-756-4849. music.calpoly.edu/calendar. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.

CAL POLY BACH WEEK FINALE CONCERT: OUT OF THE DEPTHS WITH PRE-CONCERT TALK

6 p.m. lecture, then performance of Psalm 130, J.S. Bach’s earliest cantatas, “Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir,” BWV 131, plus French composer Michel Richard Delalande’s “De profundis” from the same text, and a suite of French music by Tesserae Baroque. Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Varies. 805-756-4849. music.calpoly.edu/ calendar/. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.

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CAL POLY BACH WEEK INSTRUMENTAL MASTER CLASS Guest artist Leif Woodward, cello, will coach Cal

Poly students in instrumental repertoire from the Baroque era, with a focus on historically informed performance. He will also coach students in effective continuo playing. Jan. 20, 11:10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 805-756-2406. music.calpoly. edu/calendar/. Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

CAL POLY BACH WEEK VOCAL MASTER CLASS

Guest artists Kerry Ginger and John Buffett will coach several Cal Poly voice students in repertoire from the Baroque era. Jan. 20, 3:10 p.m. Free. 805-756-2406. music.calpoly.edu/calendar/. Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

DRUM CIRCLE SING-A-LONG Limited to 20

drummers. Learn African music through drumming and song. ongoing Spirits of Africa Gallery, 570 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, spiritsofafricagallery.com/.

LIVE MUSIC WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER LOUIE ORTEGA Enjoy live music with Louie Ortega

every Wednesday, while sipping your favorites in the Wine Bar and Craft Beer Garden. No cover. Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. Free. 805-544-9463. slowineandbeerco.com/ events. SLO Wine and Beer Company, 3536 S. Higuera Street, Suite 250, San Luis Obispo.

SUNFISH LIVE Jan. 14, 7 p.m. The Siren at El Chorro, 2990 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo, 805-541-1149.

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DIRTY CELLO AT THE CLARK CENTER From Iceland

to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. Jan. 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $30-$42. 805-489-9444. clarkcenter.org/ shows/dirty-cello/. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande. MUSIC

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CENTRAL COAST BEAT SOCIAL: COURTYARD FLAVOR/EATS CULTURE An ongoing series of outdoor music

events at different venues in Santa Maria, Guadalupe, and other cities along the Central Coast. Hosted by INFO Central Coast Beat Social. ongoing centralcoastbeatsocial.com/. Santa Maria, Citywide, Santa Maria.

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THE SANTA MARIA PHILHARMONIC’S ANNUAL YOUTH SHOWCASE The Santa

at Play celebrates 11 years of OPINION Maria Philharmonic’s annual Youth Send event information to presenting live music at Sculpterra. Showcase is a recital by audition calendar@newtimesslo.com Host Steve Key will share the garden for classical musicians ages 8 to or submit online. stage with Brett Perkins, and Brad NEWS18. This event is free to the public. Colerick. Joining us for guest sets: Jan. 16, 4-6 p.m. Free. 805-925 The Dennis and Laura Show, Sonya 0412. smphilharmonic.org/youthHeller, and Steve Bernal. Jan. 15, 12:30showcase/. Shepard Hall Art Gallery - Santa Maria Public STROKES 3:30 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. stevekey.com/events. Library, 421 South McClelland St., Santa Maria. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: MISS LEO, MATT MOODY, AND STEVE KEY Songwriters at Play host

Steve Key shares the Sculpterra garden stage with local fave Miss Leo, and SoCal singer-songwriter Matt Moody. They’ll do two sets, swapping songs in the round. Joining us for guest sets: Craig McNichols, and Bob & Wendy. Jan. 22, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. stevekey.com/events. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS: VIRTUAL MUSIC SERIES Follow the venue’s Facebook page for a

virtual series of music, wine tasting, and education. Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. Free. facebook.com/ vinaroblesamphitheatre/. Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, 805-286-3680.

SAN LUIS OBISPO

CAL POLY BACH WEEK AKADEMIE LECTURE AND ORGAN SHOWCASE At 6 p.m., Bach Week

co-director David Arrivée will explore of J.S. Bach’s multifaceted relationship with the organ, with musical examples played by university organist Paul Woodring. At 7:30 p.m. Woodring will present a concert of Bach’s organ music. Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. $10. 805-756-4849. music.calpoly.edu/calendar. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

CAL POLY BACH WEEK CHAMBER CONCERT: A MUSICAL PORTRAIT OF A VENETIAN COURTESAN An exploration of the world of a Venetian

courtesan, from the performance of “high art” madrigals

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SENIOR DANCE The Lompoc Senior’s Club presents a

“Senior Dance” featuring Riptide Big Band with vocalist Bob Nations. Funded by the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County. RSVP by email or phone. Jan. 16, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Donation $3. 661-333-7746. RiptideBB.com. Dick DeWees Community & Senior Center, 1120 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc.

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ABOUT TIME LIVE Jan. 15, 1 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org. FLANNEL 101 LIVE Jan. 14, 9 p.m. Maverick

Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

LIVE MUSIC SUNDAYS Sundays, 2-5 p.m. Brick Barn Wine Estate, 795 W. Hwy 246, Buellton, 805-686-1208, brickbarnwineestate.com. PULL THE TRIGGER LIVE Jan. 15, 8:30 p.m.

Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

SAM MITCHELL LIVE Jan. 16, noon Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org. WINE DOWN WEDNESDAYS Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m.

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Music

Strictly Starkey

BY GLEN STARKEY

‘The evil powers of rock ’n’ roll!’ Pledge allegiance to weed, sex, and Satan with The Supersuckers

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D

o you believe in Satan? Neither do The Supersuckers, but that doesn’t stop the hard rocking trio from invoking the name of the hooved one in service to their bone crushing rock, punk, and country music. This Tuesday, Jan. 18, they’ll play a Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents concert at The Siren (7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $15 plus fees at eventbrite.com or $20 at the door). Fronted by bassist and singer Eddie Spaghetti (née Edward Daly), the band’s been through plenty of personnel changes over their 33-year career. The current trio also includes guitarist “Metal” Marty Chandler and drummer Christopher “Chango” von Streicher, and Eddie suggests you “wear clean underwear” to the show because they’re “gonna rock the pants right off you!” One of their classic tracks is “The Evil Powers of Rock ’n’ Roll,” on which Eddie sings, “Got evil blood/ and a twisted mind/ everywhere I go yeah/ You know trouble won’t be far behind/ do you feel it/ yeah, I feel it too/ so let’s get it up/ and get it on// The beat has made you weak/ and you’re a freak now baby/ so let’s get it on/ you might be crazy/ I might be high/ we’re gonna do it ‘til we get it right/ and ohh, my soul/ they got a hold of me/ the evil powers of rock ’n’ roll.” This is a band with its tongue firmly in cheek. Songs like “The Smoke of Hell,” “The Sacrilicious Sounds of the Supersuckers,” “Must’ve Been High,” “Motherfuckers Be Trippin’,” and “Suck It” promise to have you whooping and hollerin’ in this midweek concert, which will be opened by Scott H. Biram, who’s worth a school night out in his own right. Known as “The Dirty Old One Man Band,” this Austin-based artist plays

SUCK IT The Supersuckers bring their hard galloping rock, punk, and country sounds to The Siren on Jan. 18.

ripping blues, classic country, bluegrass, and rock ’n’ roll, which he punctuates with punk, heavy metal, and whatever he feels like throwing down. “He will still the room with haunting South Texas blues, then turn it upside down, into a truck driver’s mosh pit,” his bio claims. “Like he says, it might be baptism, or it might be murder, either way … you gonna see the light. This legally ordained preacher’s singing, yodeling, growling, leering, and brash preachin’ and hollerin’ is accompanied by sloppy riffs and licks literally yanked, one at a time, out of his collection of crusty, worn out, Gibson hollowbody guitars and battle axes.” Also this week from Numbskull and Good Medicine, see Led Zeppelin tribute act Led Zepagain on Saturday, Jan. 15, at The Siren (8 p.m.; 21-and-older; $22 plus fees at eventbrite.com or $25 at the door). Now celebrating their 34th year of existence, the Sony recording artists “have become highly regarded as the most accurate and authentic replication of Led Zeppelin in the world today,” according to press materials.

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‘Faith’ restored

While we’re on the subject of Morro Bay’s best and only nightclub, The Siren, this Wednesday, Jan. 19 (7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $13 presale at themorrobaysiren.com) there are two kickass female-fronted bands that will knock you out of your shoes. Local rockers Lu Lu and the Cowtippers, who won Best Rock/ Alternative and Best Live Performance at the 2021 New Times Music Awards, kick off their night with their rock, country, rockabilly, and blues sung be the electrifying Donna Lu. They’ll deliver “bombastic re-imagining of country staples” one minute and ripping originals the next. Next up is Jenny Don’t and The Spurs, who I saw open for Charley Crockett last year, and who blew me away. The rodeo rider turned musical revivalist is a fantastic singer, and she sews her own awesome retro Western costumes. This is garage-infused country played with raw intensity by a band of old-school punk rockers.

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Studios on the Park presents first exhibit of the year, Sweet and Sour

Sweet and Sour, a new group show at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles, premiered at the beginning of January and is scheduled to remain on display through the end of February. Participating artists in this exhibit were asked to submit artworks of various media, including painting, photography, and mixed media, that interpret the show’s theme and title. “It’s really fun to see how each artist took the term ‘sweet and sour’ and made it their own,” Sarah Ambrose, executive director of Studios on the Park, said in press materials. “The variety of work that came out of this title showcases the true talent that we have here on the Central Coast. Artists from a variety of mediums got to experiment and have a little fun with this one.” To find out more about Sweet and Sour, call (805) 2389800 or visit studiosonthepark. org. Studios on the Park is located at 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles. The exhibit is available to view during the venue’s regular hours, Sunday through Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m.

Cambria Film Festival goes virtual for fifth annual event

Passes are now available for the 2022 Cambria Film Festival, which will stream virtual screenings of its featured films online between Wednesday, Feb. 3, and Friday, Feb. 11. This year’s event marks the festival’s fifth annual iteration and showcases a collection of films from around the world that share a focus on romance and the complexities of love. The festival’s virtual lineup includes a total of seven feature-length films and 47 short films, which come from independent filmmakers in 16 different countries. The full list of films can be found on cambriafilmfestival.com. At the close of the festival, the winners of the competition will be announced. Featured films in the fest are competing for Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Animated Film, Audience Awards (for both Favorite Feature and Favorite Short), and the Nancy Green Founder’s Award. The Cambria Film Festival is hosted by the Cambria Center for the Arts, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the local art scene. Sponsors of the festival include the Cambria Inns Collection, Cambria Pines Lodge, Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, Hearst Ranch Winery, Robin’s Restaurant, Stolo Family Vineyards, and other local businesses and individuals. ∆ —Caleb Wiseblood

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rchitect Julia Morgan was the queen of firsts. She was the only woman to graduate from UC Berkeley with a civil engineering degree in 1894. In 1898, she was the first woman accepted into the famed architecture program at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She was the first licensed female architect in California in 1904. And she was the first woman to receive the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal. “Julia Morgan is unquestionably among the greatest American architects of all time and a true California gem,” U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said in a letter recommending Morgan for the medal, which was awarded to the architect posthumously in 2014. While the barrier-breaking architect may have worked on more than 700 buildings across the country, including Hearst Castle, and is well known in California, that fame isn’t necessarily ubiquitous. When Cal Poly Associate Professor of Architecture Jennifer Shields moved to the area seven years ago from the East Coast, she said she didn’t know anything about Morgan. But the more she learned about Morgan, the more excited she got, especially being able to go into the university’s Kennedy Library Special Collections and Archives to see the innovator’s drawings in person. Shields said Cal Poly has a collection—one of the largest, if not, the largest—of Morgan’s original work and correspondence. Shields found herself “wanting to dive into the archive more, spending more time looking

VISION ON A HILL A 1921 drawing of the front façade of Casa Grande and Guest Houses at Hearst Castle includes notes by architect Julia Morgan and media magnate William Randolph Hearst.

NOT JUST HEARST Architect Julia Morgan designed and built more than 700 buildings in California and the United States between 1904 and 1951, including the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland as photographed by Megan McGuinn.

the back-and-forth between William Randolph Hearst and Morgan over the almost three Catch Julia Morgan, Architect: Challenging Convention decades that she worked on Hearst Castle; and at the University Art Gallery in the Dexter Building letters between Morgan and other clients. Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. View “I think it’s that she didn’t feel a the exhibit online at artspaces.kunstmatrix.com/en/ responsibility to work in a particular style,” exhibition/6796640/julia-morgan-architect through April 30. Fields said. “She worked in different aesthetics and adapted her work … depending on what at these artifacts myself, and the more time her clients wanted, she would kind of just adapt I spent doing that, the more I thought that her work to her clients’ needs and wants.” people should see this,” she said. “More than That spirit of collaboration is different just my students.” MUSIC than the architects of today, Shields said, And from Jan. 15 to Feb. 11, people can do who we would think of as imposing their just that. The Cal Poly College of Architecture “singular vision” onto a project. Morgan’s and Environmental Design presents Julia FLAVOR/EATS focus on relationship-building with her clients Morgan, Architect: Challenging Convention is something that really shows at Hearst at the University Art Gallery in the Dexter Castle, which incorporates classic and modern INFO Building. An interactive virtual tour mirrors architecture with relics that Hearst imported the exhibition and will be open to the public from Europe and Asia, as well as art deco and through April 30. Shields curated the exhibit RenaissanceCALENDAR sculptures and paintings. with the help of Jessica Holada and Laura “A collage of all these different styles and Sorvetti in Special Collections and antiquities that Hearst brought back from all PHOTO COURTESY OF CAL POLY/JENNIFER SHIELDS Archives as well as many students, OPINION over the world,” Shields said. “It’s really unlike including architecture fifth years Munira any other work in California or really across Aliesa and Anja Wimmer. the country. She merged different styles and NEWS “It’s meant to be a deep dive into visions into the architecture of this hilltop. … her time in Paris and her work in San It’s really pretty profound.” Simeon [at Hearst Castle], but we The exhibit isn’t necessarily architecture STROKES really wanted to give a specific, she said. But it does sense of her other work include Morgan’s original as well,” Shields said. ARTS drawings, a technique that It’s a “combination of many architects don’t really use Send gallery, stage, original drawings and anymore. Much of their design and cultural festivities to photographs of her work work is done on the computer. arts@newtimesslo.com. and original letters and Shields said the exhibit is a correspondence of her reminder to step away from the work that really show how computer screen and spend more these projects happened, and really more time within the creative process. of a window into her personal life.” “They really are little works of art, her Morgan was media averse—a sketches from the École and also her sketches private person who really wanted her of Hearst Castle,” Shields said. “It was partly a work to speak for itself, Shields said. passion project for me, individually, but also a The correspondence showcased in the pedagogical tool—a way that I can help teach exhibit, which voice actors give life to students about drawing and how we represent via QR codes throughout the gallery, the built environment.” ∆ THE LADY, THE LEGEND In 1899, then architecture student Julia Morgan poses on a balcony includes letters between Morgan and in Paris while studying at the École des Beauxher cousin while she was living in Paris, Editor Camillia Lanham believes in less Arts. She was the first woman ever accepted to the highlighting the two-year struggle to get screen time. Send comments to clanham@ school’s architecture program. newtimesslo.com. admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts;

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The read critics complain about the treacle of it Anna Affleck hasn’t been getting the story is essentially split between child all and about Clooney wielding emotion as a J.R. spending time with Uncle Charlie, weapon against his audience, but personally greatest press as of late, but I couldn’t his bar’s regulars, and his Grandpa I’m here for it! Sometimes we all need a feel- help but like him here. His Charlie is so loving and yet subtly sad. He takes it upon (Christopher Lloyd), who he and his mom good win, and the fact that it’s based on a (Lily Rabe) go to live with after she can real person grounds it in reality. If you’ve got himself to fill J.R. in on all the things a young man usually learns from his father, no longer support them; and college-age Amazon Prime or a theater screening this, what he called “man science,” about bar J.R., as he navigates the early stages of it’s certainly worth escaping into. etiquette, women, books, and ambition. adulthood and battles personal demons Glen This is Ranieri’s first acting role, While his role in The Way Back was while striving to become a writer. We meet and he’s terrific. In fact, I liked the first J.R.’s absent and deadbeat father, dubbed half of the film focused on child J.R. more powerful, this felt raw and personal and like a peek behind the Affleck curtain. He The Voice (Max Martini), a New York than the second half, though Sheridan gets to get lost a little bit here in Charlie, radio disc jockey sliding into alcoholism also turns in a good performance. I was and it’s a great reminder that Affleck and professional obscurity. What’s missing totally blown away by Affleck, however. is indeed a gifted actor. Like you said, in the film is the development of the bar’s His Uncle Charlie is such a likable patrons—Chief (Max Casella), Bobo character while also being vaguely tragic. book or movie, you can’t go wrong—this coming-of-age tale is lovely every way it (Michael Braun), and Joey D. (Matthew An autodidact and voracious reader, comes to us. With the continued pandemic Delamater)—who are more fully fleshed Charlie wastes his potential slinging and variants popping up left and right, out in the book. What Monahan wisely drinks, bowling with his lowbrow left out of the screenplay was the memoir’s buddies, and drifting through life. Affleck who needs an excuse to curl up and watch a new flick? Go ahead and turn the lights ending connected to 9/11, which would digs deep into the role and plays Charlie down, grab a couple of tissues and a snack, have been a distraction. with uncommon subtly. 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n a social media review of the top resolutions for the new year, many posters hoped to improve their diets, focus on a passion, and partake in charitable endeavors. Quick Pickle Kit of Los Osos hits all those goals. Launched in 1996 by Andrea Wasko and Meaghan Gilbert, Quick Pickle Kit provides a selection of spices and instructions to pickle your own fresh produce from home, along with a reusable, half-gallon Italian glass jar. Pickles—and pickled vegetables—are fat-, sugar-, and gluten-free; low-sodium; keto- and paleo-diet friendly; and vegan. They also boast a lengthy list of purported health benefits. According to online publication Medical News Today, pickles and pickle juice may “increase exercise performance; relieve menstrual and muscle cramps, hangovers, and sunburn; improve digestion; boost immunity; help control blood sugar; and reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.” Studies have shown that pickles also aid mental health, with medical journal Psychiatry Research suggesting that probiotics, or healthy bacteria, found in fermented foods may ease social anxiety and neuroticism by favorably changing the environment in the gut. “The mind, body, and soul connection plays an integral role in our overall health and well-being,” said Wasko, whose company embraces a soul-enriching social agenda that transcends hawking nutritious food products. Quick Pickle Kit’s parent company, Connoisseur Creations, also owned by Wasko and Gilbert, donates 10 percent of overall sales to charitable causes and allows schools and nonprofit organizations to use its products as fundraising tools. Additionally, Wasko and Gilbert mentor graduate students in business entrepreneurship with a focus on giving back, and employ adults with disabilities “so that they may successfully achieve their personal and professional goals,” Wasko said.

Other philanthropic efforts include community emergency response, veterinary and animal-rights issues, land conservancy, and fire prevention. “As individuals,” Wasko continued, “we donate food, clothing, furniture, and household items to locals in need, and … drive seniors to their doctors’ appointments. We also volunteer our time to give local caregivers a respite by sitting with their family members so that they can have some time to themselves.” Despite their mind-boggling volunteer activities and workload, the duo even finds time to hike 10 to 20 miles per week, Wasko said, “to stay healthy and relieve stress.” January is a particularly busy time for Connoisseur Creations as marketing firms tout National Weight Loss Awareness Month. Consumers begin to ditch high-caloric holiday food for more wholesome alternatives, and clearance sales abound. Quick Pickle Kit is joining the monthlong health kick—and continuing its 25th anniversary celebration—by offering discounts off its entire product line. Wasko and Gilbert initially launched Connoisseur Creations and their flagship Quick Pickle Kit in San Jose, then relocated to Los Osos in 2004. According to Wasko, the team has spun off a dozen companies and thousands of products with a strong focus on plant-based condiments. Notable brands range from Soy Spreads—including Soyamole, Soyasian, Soymus, and Soyiterranean—to Marinated Medleys and Premier Pickles, she said. Wasko serves as company president, while Gilbert is vice president. Recipes for the Quick Pickle Kit have been passed down in Wasko’s family for more than a century. Originally from Sharon, Pennsylvania, Wasko “grew up loving home-canned pickles,” she said. When she moved to California, she looked forward to the pickled gifts her mother sent on holidays. Yearning for year-round pickles but too busy to devote time to traditional canning

NO BIG DILL As members of the Estero Bay Community Emergency Response Team, Quick Pickle Kit co-owners Meaghan Gilbert, left, and Andrea Wasko deliver free produce—and a little levity—to neighbors in Cayucos, Morro Bay, and Los Osos. Their original mask design is available for purchase online.

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

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ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE (Online Auction)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 27th day of January 2022, at 5:00 PM, at www.storagetreasures.com. Property is stored at Rock Safe Self Storage, 2155 Willow Road, Arroyo Grande, CA County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, the contents of the following tenant’s storage space(s):

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 27th day of January 2022, at 7:00 PM, at www.storagetreasures.com. Property is stored at Fortress-Secure Mini-Storage, 2175 Willow Road, Arroyo Grande, CA County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, the contents of the following tenant’s storage space(s):

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Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash and credit card only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed within 72 hours of the sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party.

Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash and credit card only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed within 72 hours of the sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party.

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Auctioneer: Plastino Interests, Inc., CA Bond#7901004996 Online Auction Platform: www.storagetreasures.com Facility Phone: (805) 489-0500

January 13 & 20, 2022

January 13 & 20, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE (Online Auction)

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 27th day of January 2022, at 8:00PM, at www.storagetreasures.com. Property is stored at Central Coast Self Storage, 725 Sheridan Road, Arroyo Grande, CA County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, the contents of the following tenant’s storage space(s):

FILE NO. 2021-2906 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/13/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CAL COAST CRAFT, 2075 Alturas Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Douglas Curran (2075 Alturas Road, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Douglas Curran. 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. January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022

Travis Alford, Richard Ortega, Wayne Lantz, & Nicholas Upliger.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

The contents of these storage spaces include furniture, appliances, vacuums, kitchenware, sports equip, camping equip, clothes, medical equip, TVs, art, tools, pet supplies, misc. boxes, containers, & other items. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash and credit card only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed within 72 hours of the sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Auctioneer: Plastino Interests, Inc., CA Bond#7901004996 Online Auction Platform: www. storagetreasures.com Facility Phone: (805) 481-1484 January 13 & 20, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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 11-3021. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

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. 12-14-26. December 23, 30, 2021, January 6, & 13, 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

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


LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

LEGAL NOTICES 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

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

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

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. 12-17-26. 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. 12-17-26. December 23, 30, 2021 & January 6, 13, 2022

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. 1217-26. December 23, 30, 2021, January 6, & 13, 2022

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

LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICES

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

LEGAL NOTICES

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

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING The San Luis Obispo Architectural Review Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. 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.), commissioners and members of the public may participate in this meeting by teleconference. There will be no physical location for the public to view the meeting. Public comment, prior to the start of the meeting, may be submitted in writing via U.S. Mail to the City Clerk’s Office at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 or by email to advisorybodies@slocity.org. PUBLIC HEARING ITEM: • Review of a commercial development consisting of an outdoor dining venue consisting of retrofitted shipping containers brought to the site to serve food and beverages. The project includes the demolition of the existing two-story structure onsite and a 60% parking reduction to reduce the required parking to 16 spaces, where 40 spaces would normally be required. The project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); Project Address: 1166 Higuera Street; Case #: ARCH-0511-2021; Zone: Commercial Retail (C-R); Paul Tompkins, owner/applicant. Contact Information: Kyle Bell – (805) 781-7524 – kbell@slocity.org • Review of modifications to the previously approved mixed-use project (ARCH-0256-2020) that consists of the conversion of one of the two-story, mixed-use structures into a three story, residential building and adding six (6) more residential units, a request to allow residential units on the ground floor within the first 50 feet of floor area measured from the building face adjacent to a street and reduce parking by one vehicle space and replace with five (5) bicycle parking spaces. The project is consistent with the certified Final EIR for Orcutt Area Specific Plan and the adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration for Tract # 3066; Project Address: 3804 Ranch House Road; Case #: MOD-0526-2021; Zone: Community Commercial (C-C-MU); Ambient Communities Central Coast, owner/applicant. Contact Information: Rachel Cohen – (805) 781-7574 – rcohen@slocity.org The Architectural Review Commission may also discuss other hearing or business items before or after the item(s) listed above. If you challenge the proposed action 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 distributed to the Architectural Review Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing. The report will be available for review online 72 hours in advance of the meeting at https://www.slocity.org/ government/advisory-bodies/agendas-and-minutes/ architectural-review-commission. Please call the Community Development Department at (805) 781-7170 for more information, or to request an agenda report. January 13, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

MONTEREY AND BROAD IMPROVEMENTS SPEC. NO. 1000184

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2969 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/22/2011) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST TRANSPORTATION CONSULTING, 895 Napa Ave., Ste. A-6, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Joseph Fernandez (513 Hacienda Drive, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Joseph Fernandez. 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, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-21-26. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the City of San Luis Obispo will receive bids by mail for the “MONTEREY AND BROAD IMPROVEMENTS, Spec. No. 1000184” at the Public Works Administration Office located at 919 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 until, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2022, at 11:30 A.M., when they will be publicly opened. Bids received after said time will not be considered. Bids shall be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the project title, contractor name, address, and specification number. The Contractor must possess a valid Class A or C8 Contractor’s License at the time of the bid opening. Every bid must be accompanied by a certified check/cashier’s check or bidder’s bond for 10% of the bid amount, payable to the City of San Luis Obispo. Download FREE at the City’s website: www.SloCity.org Bid packages under Bids & Proposals. Questions may be addressed to Hai Nguyen, Project Manager, at 805-781-7108 or hnguyen@slocity.org. January 13, 2022

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, January 25, 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:

Applications to make minor changes to the properties at the addresses listed below have been received by the City. 1.

1656 Monterey. ARCH-0352-2021; Addition to the existing Sunbeam Motel including a 1,273-sf, second-story addition & 94-sf, first-floor addition, which will expand the existing caretakers’ quarters, motel office, & housekeeping facilities coinciding with updates to larger structure on site. Project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA). C-T zone; Jerry Hsu, applicant. (Kyle Bell)

2.

3802, 3804, and 3806 Ranch House. (SBDV-05332021); Request for a lot line adjustment that moves an existing lot line approximately 90 feet northwest of its current location, creating a 6,444 s.f lot (Parcel 1) and a 15,586 s.f. lot (Parcel 2). This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); C-C-MU zone; Ambient Communities Central Coast LLC, applicant. (Rachel Cohen)

3.

247, 239, and 217 Broad St, and 228 Mission Ln. SBDV-0762-2021; Lot line adjustment to adjust property lines between four existing lots between Broad Street and Mission Lane, no new lots will be created from this application. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-1 zone; Barrie Cleveland, applicant. (Graham Bultema)

4.

1350 Marsh St. HOME-0805-2021; Review of a homestay rental application to allow short-term rental (such as AirBNB) of an owner-occupied single-family residence. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); O-zone; Marilyn Farmer, applicant (Graham Bultema)

5.

1035 Madonna Rd. (MOD-0792-2021); Request for a modification to Director’s Action application DIR-0112-2020 to modify the approved temporary signage plan associated with a temporary residential subdivision sales office for the San Luis Ranch development. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-4-SP zone; MI San Luis Ranch LLC, applicant (Graham Bultema)

6.

444 Higuera St. DIR-0751-2021; Request for a ten percent parking reduction for an existing office building and parking lot to accommodate the recent termination of an off-site parking agreement. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); C-R zone; Paula Patterson, applicant (Graham Bultema)

7.

2600 Broad. (DIR-0735-2021); Review of public art mural entitled “42 Pints” on a privately owned building. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); C-R-SF zone; NHC SLO LLC, applicant. (Rachel Cohen)

8.

1730 Morro St. DIR-0457-2021; Construction of an addition to a single family dwelling including a rooftop deck, and request for exception from parking standards to allow placement of a parking space in the Front Yard area (categorically exempt from CEQA environmental review); R-3-H Zone; Teerapan Teeratarkul, applicant. (Walter Oetzell)

9.

11175 Los Osos Valley Rd. DIR-0774-2021; Modification of an existing Wireless Telecommunications Facility, involving replacement of six panel antennas and associated equipment and cabling, and replacement of ground-mounted equipment within an existing enclosure (categorically exempt from CEQA environmental review); PF Zone; T-Mobile, applicant. (Walter Oetzell)

10.

3220 Broad St. DIR-0791-2021; Request for an exception to the City’s Sign Regulations to allow placement of a wall sign on a building face different from the tenant suite entrance (categorically exempt from CEQA environmental review); R-3-H zone; Crown Barber, applicant. (Walter Oetzell)

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA: A. Address:

147 Stimson Avenue

Applicant:

VPB Operating Co. LLC, DBA Vespera Resort on Pismo Beach

Project No.:

P21-000069

Description: Sign Permit for the addition of three attached wall signs, two freestanding signs, and twenty vinyl logos on glass railings and type face changes to four existing wall signs at an existing hotel. The project site is located within the downtown Core (K) Planning Area and R-4 (Hotel Motel and Visitor Serving, 1983 Code) and C-1 (Retail Commercial, 1983 Code) Zoning Districts. The project is appealable to the California Coastal Commission. APN: 005-152-042. Environmental Review: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), it has been determined the project to be exempt from the requirements of CEQA pursuant to Section 15311 of the CEQA Guidelines regarding construction of on-premise signs for existing commercial facilities. B. Address:

Citywide

Applicant:

City of Pismo Beach

Project No.:

P22-000002

Description: Ordinances effectuating a Local Coastal Program Amendment adding Chapter 17.119 to Title 17 (1983 Coastal Zoning Code) and adding Section 17.38.145 to Chapter 38 of Title 17 (1998 Non-Coastal Zoning Code) of the Pismo Beach Municipal Code regulating two-unit residential development and urban lot splits in compliance with the California Government Code. Environmental Review: In accordance with Sections 65852.21(j) and 66411.7(n) of the Government Code, Section 21080 of the Public Resources Code, and Section 15060(c)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines, ordinances adopted by a city or county to implement the provisions of Government Code Sections 65852.21 and 66411.7 relating to urban lot splits and two-unit residential development built in accordance with Senate Bill 9 are exempt from review under CEQA. Furthermore, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment and therefore the ordinances are exempt from review under CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines. 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 21, 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. 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. 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 Elsa Perez, Administrative Secretary, at eperez@pismobeach.org. January 13, 2022

The Community Development Director will either approve or deny these applications no sooner than January 24, 2022. The Director’s decision may be appealed, and must be filed with the appropriate appeal fee within 10 days of the Director’s action. For more information, contact the City of San Luis Obispo Community Development Department, 919 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, by calling (805) 7817170, weekdays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. January 13, 2022

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CONSUMER INDEX The San Luis Obispo Municipal Code Chapter 5.44 entitled “Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization” requires that the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) percentage (%) be published as a basis for establishing rent increases. The monthly space rent in mobile home parks may not be increased more than once each year based on the CPI % change, or 9%, whichever is less. The CPI monthly data for Los Angeles, Long Beach and Anaheim is used for San Luis Obispo.

November 2021 PERCENT CHANGE Year Ending

1-Month Ending

October

November

November

2021

2021

2021

5.4

6.0

0.6

For further information regarding the CPI %, please contact the CPI Hotline at (415) 625-2270.

NOTICE REQUESTING QUALIFICATIONS FOR ON-CALL PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES The City of San Luis Obispo is requesting qualifications from qualified planning and environmental consultants to provide Oncall Planning and Environmental Services for the Community Development Department. All firms interested in receiving further correspondence regarding this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) will be required to complete a free registration using BidSync (https://www.bidsync.com/ bidsync-app-web/vendor/register/Login.xhtml ). All qualifications must be received via BidSync at or before 4:00 PM January 28, 2022 when they are opened electronically on BidSync.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, January 25, 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: Address:

Citywide

The preferred method for bid submission is electronic via BidSync. However, if you wish to submit a paper copy, please submit it in a sealed envelope to the Department of Finance, City of San Luis Obispo, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California, 93401.

Applicant:

City of Pismo Beach

Additional information may be obtained at the City’s BidSync website at www.BidSync.com . Please contact Shawna Scott, Senior Planner at (805) 781-7176 or sscott@slocity.org with any questions.

Description: Ordinances effectuating a Local Coastal Program Amendment adding Chapter 17.119 to Title 17 (1983 Coastal Zoning Code) and adding Section 17.38.145 to Chapter 38 of Title 17 (1998 Non-Coastal Zoning Code) of the Pismo Beach Municipal Code regulating two-unit residential development and urban lot splits in compliance with the California Government Code.

Teresa Purrington, City Clerk, City of San Luis Obispo

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

January 13, 2022

January 13, 2022

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION 00010 INVITATION TO BIDDERS 1. PROJECT IDENTIFICATION Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Clerk at 1055 Monterey Street, Suite D120 (1st. Floor), San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, until 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022 for Job Order Contract (JOC 22-01; and JOC 22-02) for work to be performed at Countywide facilities, with Contract Documents for said work on file in the office of the Clerk of the Board. Please note that metered parking is extremely limited. 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK A Job Order Contract (JOC) is a competitively bid, firm-fixed-price indefinite-quantity contract. It includes a collection of detailed repair and remodel tasks and specifications that have established unit prices. It is placed with a Contractor for the accomplishment of repair, alteration, modernization, rehabilitation, etc., of buildings, structures, or other real property. Ordering is accomplished by means of issuance of a Job Order against the Contract. The Job Order will reference the Detailed Scope of Work and set forth the Job Order Completion Time and the Job Order Price. The Contractor, under the JOC Contract, furnishes management, labor, materials, equipment and engineering support needed to perform the work. The Contractor is guaranteed to receive the opportunity to perform Job Orders totaling at least $50,000 under JOC 22-01, or at least $50,000 under JOC 22-02. The County estimates the initial maximum dollar value of the Contract to be $750,000 for the one-year contractual period. The Contractor is not guaranteed to receive this volume of Job Orders. It is merely an estimate. The County has no obligation to give the Contractor the opportunity to perform Job Orders in excess of the Minimum Contract Value of $50,000. The law allows for the Contract amount to be increased up to $5,185,091.94 within the one-year contractual period, upon mutual consent and provided additional bonds are provided. Therefore, the County reserves the right to increase the amount of the Contract allowable by law based on budgetary considerations and performance of the Contractor. The JOC Contract includes a Construction Task Catalog® (CTC). This CTC is based on the use of experienced labor and high quality materials. All of the unit prices incorporate prevailing local wage, equipment and materials cost data. The CTC is work segment based. The CTC also incorporates local activity, climate and geographic features. The County selected The Gordian Group’s Job Order Contracting (JOC) Solution (Gordian JOC SolutionTM) for their JOC Program. The Gordian JOC SolutionTM includes Gordian’s proprietary JOC software applications (JOC Applications) and construction cost data (Construction Task Catalog®), which shall be used by the Contractor solely for the purpose of fulfilling its obligations under this Contract, including the preparation and submission of Price Proposals, subcontractor lists, and other requirements specified by the County. Bidders will offer four (4) pricing Adjustment Factors. Two (2) Adjustment Factors for Projects in General Facilities and two (2) Adjustment Factors for Projects in Secure Facilities - for both Normal Working Hours and Other Than Normal Working Hours (overtime) to be applied to the Construction Task Catalog® Unit Price. These Adjustment Factors will be proposed separately. The Construction Task Catalog® and the Contractor’s Adjustment Factors will be incorporated in the awarded Contract. 3. EXAMINATION AND PROCUREMENT OF DOCUMENTS The contract documents shall consist of one bound volume containing hard copies of the JOC 22-01; and JOC 22-02 Invitation to Bidders, Instructions to Bidders, Bid Form, Supplements to Bid Form, Agreement, Bond Requirements and Forms and Guarantees, General Conditions, Construction Site Management and Water Pollution Control, Contract Appendices; and a CD-ROM containing the above documents as well as the Construction Task Catalog® and Technical Specifications. Documents are available for download free of charge at: http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/GS/Purchasing/Current_Formal_Bids_and_Proposals.htm 4. PRE-BID CONFERENCE All bidders are REQUIRED to attend a mandatory Pre-Bid Conference at the County Government Center at 1055 Monterey Street, Room D361 (3rd Floor), San Luis Obispo, at 1:30 P.M. local time, Thursday, February 3, 2022 for the purpose of discussing the JOC concept, discussing JOC from the Contractor’s perspective, and answering questions from potential bidders. Any Bid submitted by a Bidder not represented at the pre-bid meeting will be deemed non-responsive and rejected by the County. 5. BID OPENING 5.01 All bids must be addressed to County of San Luis Obispo, and delivered to the County Clerk, County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, Suite D120 (1st. Floor), San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, and shall bear the Project Title, Project Number and Name of the Bidder. 5.02 Said bids shall be opened and read aloud by the County Clerk, on February 17, 2022, at 3:15 PM at a public meeting. 5.03 Bidders may bid separately on any or all of the contracts; however, only one contract may be awarded to any bidder. The apparent lowest responsive and responsible bidder shall be determined sequentially for each contract in the following order: JOC 22-01; JOC 22-02. The apparent lowest responsive and responsible bidder on each JOC contract will be excluded from consideration for successive contracts. No Contractor will be permitted to submit more than one (1) bid for each Job Order Contract solicitation. Bids by related Contractors are prohibited. For purposes of this solicitation, one Contractor (“Contractor A”) will be determined to be related to another Contractor (“Contractor B”) if, (i) Contractor A either directly or indirectly owns ten percent (10%) or more of the shares or capital interest in Contractor B; (ii) Contractor A has more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting interest in Contractor B; or (iii) one or more of a Contractor’s owners is also an officer, director, or partner in the other Contractor’s company. Bids are to be submitted in separate sealed envelopes. Envelopes shall be marked in lower left corner “Bid for JOC 22-01” or “Bid for JOC 22-02.” 6. CERTIFICATION OF BIDS (BID BOND) Pursuant to Public Contract Code, Section 20129, each Bid must be accompanied by Cash, Certified or Cashier’s Check made payable to the County of San Luis Obispo, or a Bidder’s Bond from a company ADMITTED to transact surety business in the State of California in the sum of Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000). Said checks or bond shall constitute liquidated damages in the event the successful bidder fails to file satisfactory bonds as otherwise required by the Contract Documents, or fails or refuses to enter into a Contract within the specified time. If a bidder’s bond is submitted, it must be in the form provided herein. 7. GOVERNING LAWS AND REGULATIONS 7.01 Public Contract Code The bidding of this project is governed by the California State Public Contract Code. The State of California Public Contract Code makes provisions for the rejection of bids and sets forth alternate Contract procedures. If all bids are rejected, the County Board of Supervisors, after re-evaluating its project cost estimates, may, subject to the provisions of Section 22038 of the Public Contract Code; (1) abandon the project, (2) re-advertise for bids, (3) proceed with the project utilizing Owner personnel or force account. If no bids are received, the project may be performed by Owner employees by force account or by negotiated Contract. In the event any action is taken by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to Section 22038 all bidders will be notified in writing. The Contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder, subject to Owner’s right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in the bids or in the bidding. If two or more bids are the same and the lowest, the Owner may accept the one it chooses or both. 7.02 Specific Materials, Products and Control Systems Designated by Brand or Name Pursuant to Public Contract Code Section 3400(c), the County may make a finding that is described in the invitation for bids that designates certain products, things, or services by specific brand or trade name for the statutorily enumerated purposes. As required by Section 3400(c)(2), the County Board of Supervisors has made such findings. These findings, as well as the particular materials, products and control systems and their specific brand or trade names that must be used for the Project may be found in Part 1 of Appendix B “San Luis Obispo County Building Standards 2021 Update”. Unless specifically designated in Part 1 of Appendix B, whenever in specifications any material, process or article is indicated or specified by grade, patent, or proprietary name or by name of manufacturer, such specifications shall be deemed to be used for the purpose of facilitating the description of the material, process or article desired and shall be deemed to be followed by words “or equal”. 7.03 Contractor’s License A Contractor is required to be licensed in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 9, Division III of the Business and Professions Code Pursuant to Section 3300, of the Public Contract Code, the classification of the bidder’s Contractor’s License shall be “B”. Failure of a bidder to obtain adequate licensing for an award of a Contract shall constitute a failure to execute the Contract and shall result in the forfeiture of the Bidder’s Bond. 7.04 Payment of General Prevailing Rate Pursuant to the provisions of Section 1773 of the California Labor Code, the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo has obtained from the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations the general prevailing rate of per diem wages and the general prevailing rate for holiday and overtime work for the locality in which the work is to be performed for each needed craft, classification, or type of workman. Copies of said prevailing rate of per diem wages are available at the California Department of Industrial Relations’ web site address at: www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD. Travel and Subsistence Payments shall be in accordance with Section 1773.1 of the Labor Code. Wage rates for holiday and overtime work shall be in accordance with Section 1773 of the Labor Code. Attention is directed to the provisions in Sections 1777.5, 1777.6, and 1777.7 of the Labor Code concerning the employment of apprentices by the Contractor or any subcontractor. Attention is directed to the provisions in Section 1776 of the Labor Code concerning payroll records. Attention is directed to the provisions in Sections 1810 – 1815 of the Labor Code concerning work hours. 7.05 Classification Not Covered by Prevailing Rate Any laborer or mechanic employed to perform Work on the project under this Contract, which Work is not covered by any of the stipulated classifications, shall be paid not less than the minimum rate of wages specified for the classification which most nearly corresponds to the Work to be performed by him and such minimum wage rate shall be retroactive to the time of initial employment of such person in such classification. In the event of any dispute on that question, the question and the information shall be referred for determination to the Board of Supervisors or to any official designated by the Board of Supervisors, whose decision on the question shall be conclusive on the parties to this Contract with the same effect as if the Work performed by such laborer or mechanic had been classified and the minimum rate specified herein. 7.06 Overtime, Sundays, and Holidays Not less than one and one-half (1-1/2) times the basic hourly rate plus applicable employer payments. The holidays upon which such rates shall be paid shall be all holidays recognized in the collective bargaining agreement applicable to the particular craft, classification or type of worker employed on the project. 7.07 Apprentices Attention is directed to the provisions in Sections 1777.5 and 1777.6 of the Labor Code concerning the employment of apprentices by the Contractor or any subcontractor under him. 7.08 Department of Industrial Relations Registration Pursuant to Labor Code Section 1771.1, no contractor or subcontractor may be listed on the bid proposal for this public works project unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5. Pursuant to Labor Code Section 1771.1, no contractor or subcontractor may be awarded this public works contract unless registered with the Department of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code Section 1725.5. This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations, pursuant to Labor Code Section 1771.4. By order of the Board of Supervisors of the County of San Luis Obispo, California in their action on the 11th day of January, 2022. January 13, 2022

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Project No.: P22-000002

Environmental Review: In accordance with Sections 65852.21(j) and 66411.7(n) of the Government Code, Section 21080 of the Public Resources Code, and Section 15060(c)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines, ordinances adopted by a city or county to implement the provisions of Government Code Sections 65852.21 and 66411.7 relating to urban lot splits and two-unit residential development built in accordance with Senate Bill 9 are exempt from review under CEQA. Furthermore, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment and therefore the ordinances are exempt from review under CEQA pursuant to Section 15061(b)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines. 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 21, 2022. You have a right to comment on this project and its effect on our community. Interested persons are invited to participate in the hearing or otherwise express their views and opinions regarding the proposed project. 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. The staff report, plans and other information related to this project 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. 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.

CITY OF GROVER BEACH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Grover Beach will conduct a Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, on Monday, January 24, 2022 to consider the following item: Please note that due to COVID-19, the City of Grover Beach will hold all meetings virtually. Meetings can be viewed on Channel 20 and are live streamed on the City’s website and on www.slo-span. org. Members of the public may provide public comment during the meeting by calling (805) 321-6639 to provide public comment via phone (the phone line will open just prior to the start of the meeting at 6:00 PM) or written public comments can be submitted via email to gbadmin@groverbeach.org prior to the Council meeting. If submitting written comments in advance of the meeting, please note the agenda item. Written comments will be read out loud during the City Council meeting on the appropriate agenda item subject to the customary 3-minute time limit. SUBJECT: 1. Council District Elections –The City Council will conduct a public hearing to discuss and revise the draft maps and discuss election sequences. Following the public hearings, draft maps of potential Council election district boundaries will be published, and additional public hearings scheduled. Where You Come In: Any member of the public may appear at the meeting and be heard on the item described in this notice or submit written comments to the City Clerk prior to the meeting by personal delivery or by mail to: City Clerk’s Office, 154 South Eighth Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433 or by email to gbadmin@groverbeach.org. If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s office at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by calling (805) 473-4567. For More Information: If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the item described in this notice, please contact: City Manager Matthew Bronson by telephone at (805) 473-4567 or send an email to mbronson@groverbeach.org. The City Council may also discuss other hearings or items of business at this meeting. The complete meeting agenda and copy of the staff report on the above item will be posted on the city website at www.groverbeach.org. Live broadcasts of City Council meetings may be seen on cable television Channel 20, as well as over the Internet at www.groverbeach.org (click on the icon “Government Access Local Channel 20” and then “Channel 20”). City Council meetings are rebroadcast throughout the week. If you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the Public Hearing(s) described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the Public Hearing (Govt. Code Sec 65009). /s/ Wendi Sims, City Clerk Dated: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Publish: 1x – The New Times on Thurs, January 13, 2022 Post: Grover Beach City Hall on Thurs., January 13, 2022

Paso Robles Planning Commission VOLUNTEERS WANTED The City of Paso Robles is now accepting applications for appointment to the Planning Commission. Appointments will be for 3-year terms expiring February 28, 2025. Commissioners can expect to dedicate 15 - 20 hours each month to meetings, subcommittee meetings and meeting preparation. The Planning Commission prepares recommendations to the City Council regarding the City’s General Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The Commission also performs duties related the approval/denial of development applications including Conditional Use Permits, Development Plans, Tentative Maps, and environmental reviews (CEQA). Applicants are encouraged to review the Planning Commission Handbook for a complete overview of the Planning Commission’s responsibilities: https://www.prcity.com/DocumentCenter/ View/25862/01-PC-Approved-PR-City-Handbookdocx The Planning Commission consists of seven members appointed by the City Council. Commission applicants must be either a qualified elector (resident of City of Paso Robles) or have a vested interest in the City. The Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Center. Subcommittee meetings are scheduled at the convenience of the Commission members. All Commissioners must participate in a rotational assignment (5 months annually) to the Development Review Committee which meets each Mondays at 3:30 p.m. Applicants are advised that all Commissioners are required to file annual Statements of Economic Interests (financial disclosure statements) and, under certain circumstances, there are restrictions on the actions of Planning Commissioners. Applications may be obtained at City Hall, 1000 Spring Street or downloaded from the City web site at: https://www.prcity.com/DocumentCenter/ View/15289/Advisory-Body-Application-PDF or type “advisory application” in the site search box on the City website. Applications are due by Friday, January 28th, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. at Paso Robles City Hall, 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446

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

To be considered for appointment, your application must be received by the due date. For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at 805-237-3970 or via email at planning@prcity.com or the Deputy City Clerk at 805-237-3960.

January 13, 2022

January 6 & 13, 2022


CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING PASO ROBLES HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

VOLUNTEERS WANTED The City of Paso Robles is now accepting applications for appointments to fill one vacancy for a Board of Commissioner and one Tenant Board of Commissioner on the Paso Robles Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. The Paso Robles Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of seven members appointed by the Paso Robles City Council. Commissioner applicants must be residents of either City of Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo County and must be a tenant over 62 years of age owned or managed by the Housing Authority. The Housing Authority is a separate agency from the City of Paso Robles, and advises Public Housing Management and determines policy, procedures and direction of the Housing Authority. The Board of Commissioners meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at 901 30th Street, Paso Robles, CA.

The San Luis Obispo Cultural Heritage Committee will hold a Regular Meeting, Monday, January 24, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. 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.), committee members and members of the public may participate in this meeting by teleconference. There will be no physical location for the public to view the meeting. Public comment, prior to the start of the meeting, may be submitted in writing via U.S. Mail to the City Clerk’s Office at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 or by email to advisorybodies@ slocity.org. PUBLIC HEARING ITEM: 1.

Applications may be obtained at City Hall (1000 Spring Street) or at the Housing Authority (901 30th Street). Applications may also be downloaded from the City’s web site at

Review of a request to remove the property at 540 Buchon Street from the Contributing Properties List of Historic Resources in the City’s Inventory of Historic Resources, as ineligible for continued listing (categorically exempt from CEQA environmental review); Project Address: 540 Buchon Street; Case #: HIST‑0727‑2021; Zone: R‑2‑H; Ashley Ludaescher; owner/applicant.

https://www.prcity.com/DocumentCenter/ View/15289/Advisory-Body-Application-PDF

Contact Information: Walter Oetzell – (805) 781-7593 – woetzell@slocity.org

or type “advisory application” in the site search box on the City website.

The Cultural Heritage Committee may also discuss other hearing or business items before or after the item(s) listed above. If you challenge the proposed action 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 Cultural Heritage Committee during, or prior to, the public hearing.

Applications are due by Friday, January 21st, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. at Paso Robles City Hall, 1000 Spring Street Paso Robles, CA 93446 Applications may be brought to the Paso Robles City Clerk’s Office or mailed, but they must be received by the deadline. For additional information, please call City Clerk at 805237-3960 or the Planning Department at 805-237-3970, or David Cooke, Executive Director of the Housing Authority, at 805-238-4015 or dcooke@pasoroblesha.org. January 6 & 13, 2022

NOTICE REQUESTING PROPOSALS FOR STREET SWEEPING SERVICES SPECIFICATION NO. 5006-2021-SS The City of San Luis Obispo is requesting sealed proposals for services associated with the Street Sweeping Services Specification No. 5006-2021-SS. All firms interested in receiving further correspondence regarding this Request for Proposals (RFP) will be required to complete a free registration using BidSync (https://www. bidsync.com/bidsync-app-web/vendor/register/Login. xhtml). All proposals must be received via BidSync by the Department of Finance at or before 2:00PM on, January 27, 2022, when they will be opened electronically via BidSync. Proposals received after said time may not be considered. The preferred method of submission is electronically via BidSync. If you wish to send a hard copy to guard against premature opening, each proposal shall be submitted to the Department of Finance in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the proposal title, project number, proposer name, and time and date of the proposal opening. Proposals shall be submitted using the forms provided in the project package. A MANDATORY pre-proposal conference will be held to answer any questions that the prospective proposers may have regarding the City’s request for proposals, and for the City to provide to proposers a facilities orientation program. Failure to attend the pre-submittal meeting is cause for the proposal to be rejected. City of San Luis Obispo Corporation Yard 25 Prado Rd, San Luis Obispo January 18, 2021 At 10:00AM and 2:00 PM Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting may be held outside, attendees are required to wear face coverings and maintain CDC social distancing guidelines. Project packages and additional information may be obtained at the City’s BidSync website at www.BidSync. com. Please contact Greg Cruce at gcruce@slocity.org with any questions. January 13, 2021

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) will hold a Public Hearing on February 2, 2022, to receive public testimony on Amendment No. 4 to the 2021 Federal Transportation Improvement Program (FTIP). The 2021 FTIP Amendment No. 4 consists of the following change: 1) State Route 46 Corridor Improvements (Cholame Segment) PPNO 0226J – Convert to four-lane expressway. Increase CON funding by $41.5M from the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for additional construction capital and shift phase to Fiscal Year 2021-22. Overall project total $166M. The FTIP is the region’s transportation programming document that contains a comprehensive listing of surface transportation projects that receive federal funds, are subject to a federally required action, or are regionally-significant. Highways, streets, and local roads; public transit; and bicycle and pedestrian projects are included in the FTIP based on expected federal, state, and local funding (programmed and committed) over the next four years. The San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA), City of San Luis Obispo’s Transit Division (SLO Transit), and South County Transit (SoCo Transit) rely upon SLOCOG, as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the region, to meet the public participation requirements for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Program of Projects. For additional information about the 2021 FTIP, go to: https://slocog.org/programs/funding-programming/federaltransportation-improvement-program-ftip SLOCOG, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, is committed to providing special accommodations and translation services to those interested in participating in public hearings. Please note that a 48-hour notice is needed to honor your request. Call (805) 7814219 to make arrangements.

The report(s) will be available 72 hours in advance of the meeting and can be viewed on the City’s website at: https://www.slocity.org/government/advisory-bodies/ agendas-and-minutes/cultural-heritage-committee. Please call the Community Development Department at (805) 781-7170 for more information, or to request an agenda report.

Visit www.slocog.org for the agenda and meeting details. It has not yet been determined whether this SLOCOG Board meeting and public hearing will be held in person or virtually via Zoom. If held in person, it will take place at the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401— and all attendees will be required to wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status. For more information, contact John DiNunzio at (805) 781-5764 or jdinunzio@slocog. org—or write to SLOCOG, 1114 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

January 13, 2022

January 13, 2022

ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT PUBLIC HEARING The City of San Luis Obispo’s Zoning Hearing Officer will hold a public hearing at 2:30 p.m. or later on Monday, January 24, 2022, on the item listed below via teleconference. Pursuant to Executive Orders N-60-20 and N-0821 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.), commissioners and members of the public may participate in this regular meeting by teleconference. Meetings can be viewed by joining the webinar or visiting the City’s electronic archive the day after the meeting to view the recording. Webinar registration details will be available on the agenda and the archive can be accessed from the City’s website at: https://opengov.slocity.org/WebLink/Browse. aspx?id=116937&dbid=0&repo=CityClerk Public comment may be submitted in writing via U.S. Mail to the City Clerk’s Office at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 or by email to advisorybodies@slocity.org 1.

134 Tank Farm Road. USE-0717-2021; Review of a Minor Use Permit to establish a restaurant within the Public Market at Bonetti Ranch. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); Long-Bonetti Ranch Sub Area (Higuera Commerce Park Specific Plan); M-SP zone; Tank Farm Center, LLC, applicant. (Graham Bultema)

PLEASE NOTE: Any court challenge to the actions taken on this public hearing item may be limited to considering only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City of San Luis Obispo at, or prior to, the public hearing. January 13, 2022

NOTICE OF INTENT TO PREPARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Who:

San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG)

What:

SLOCOG is currently preparing the 2023 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Community Strategy (RTP-SCS), in accordance with state law requiring updates to the RTP-SCS every five years. SLOCOG is also preparing an environmental document to fulfill California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements. The environmental document may be an Addendum or Supplement to the 2019 Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) that supported the 2019 RTP-SCS, or a subsequent EIR.

Where:

Comments:

The Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Document for the 2023 RTP-SCS is available for review at SLOCOG, 1114 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA, and on the SLOCOG project website at: slocog.org/2023RTP The 30-day review and comment period for Notice of Preparation of the environmental document begins on January 13, 2022, and ends on February 16, 2022. Written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of the review period and should be addressed to: Sara Sanders, 1114 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or emailed to ssanders@slocog.org.

Next Steps: SLOCOG will hold a Scoping Meeting on February 9, 2022, via zoom from 5:306:00 p.m. Please register at https:// us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ mUYb3q_4TEiTAj7AEBL_Gg. SLOCOG will determine the appropriate CEQA document based on input from the Notice of Preparation and Scoping Meeting, as well as continued work on the proposed changes to the 2019 RTP-SCP. Whether an addendum, supplemental, or subsequent EIR is to be prepared, the document will be issued a 30-day public comment period, and these comments will be addressed in a final document. The SLOCOG Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the draft document in 2023. Schedule updates will be posted on the project website provided above. January 13, 2021

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. 2021-2980 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/06/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DUDE CANDLE, 1141 Ash St. #A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Matthew M Realy (1141 Ash St. #A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Matthew M Realy. 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, L. Orellana, Deputy. Exp. 12-21-26. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2984 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MSP COMPANY, 901 Highland Way, Unit E, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Patrick McGuire (901 Highland Way, Unit E, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Patrick McGuire, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-22-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-22-26. January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2986 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NOURISH N’ NUZZLE, 625 Crystal Way, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Nourish N’ Nuzzle LLC (625 Crystal Way, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Nourish N’ Nuzzle LLC, Natalie Dodson, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-23-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Stiletto, Deputy. Exp. 12-23-26. January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2988 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/23/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PARLIAMENT DELI, 584 California Blvd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Tootaloozy Industries (2712 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Tootaloozy Industries, Quaid Tatlow, Chief Financial Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-23-21. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-23-26. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-2989 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST VETERINARY SERVICES, 960 Nicola Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 9345. San Luis Obispo County. Danimal DVM Inc. (1607 Phillips Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), SLO Pet Vets Inc. (630 Quintana Rd. #160, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Danimal DVM Inc., Daniel Gutman, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-23-21. 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. 12-23-26. January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 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. 2021-2997 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST NEUROLOGY, 140 Casa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Robert H Price MD Inc. (35 Casa St. Ste. 130, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A Ca Corporation /s/ Robert H Price MD Inc., Robert H Price, President. 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, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-28-26. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 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 12-2821. 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

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LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-3001 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SHELDON CONSULTING, 245 Christine Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Thomas Fredrick Sheldon (245 Christine Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Thomas Fredrick Sheldon. 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, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-28-26. January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-3002 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GOP WAGON, 206 Encanto Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Charles Robert Crockett (206 Encanto Ave., Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Charles Robert Crockett, Wagonmaster. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-2821. 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. January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-3003 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/27/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HEY GORGEOUS FORMAL WEAR, 960 W. Grand Ave., Suite B, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Krista Smith (500 Rodeo Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Krista Smith, 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, S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 12-28-26. January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-3006 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/29/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, UNBRIDLED, 2058 Ferndale Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Brea Anna Stine (2058 Ferndale Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brea A. Stine, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-29-21. 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. 12-29-26. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-3008 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO PET VETS, 960 Nicola Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. SLO Pet Vets Inc. (630 Quintana Road #160, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ SLO Pets Vets Inc., Raffy Dorian - President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-2921. 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. 12-29-26. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-3011 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/28/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SCULPTED BEAUTY BY ROSE, 671 W. Tefft Street, Suite 15, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Rosalie Chantel Davis (712 Kelly Court, Apt. B, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Rosalie C. Davis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-2921. 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. 12-29-26. January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2021-3017 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HALV MEDIA, 11353 Los Osos Valley Road, Apt. G, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Matthew Gordon Halvorson (11353 Los Osos Valley Road, Apt. G, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Matthew Gordon Halvorson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-3021. 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. 12-30-26. January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-0006 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/03/2022) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SIMPLICITY HOME CARE, 2351 Lawton Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Rita E. Castro (2351 Lawton Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Rita E. Castro. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-22. 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. 01-03-27. January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-0016 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/04/2022) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PRINCESS NAIL & SPA, 1635 W Grand Ave., Ste. B, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Tam Thi Nguyen (509 Morning Rise Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tam Thi Nguyen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-22. 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. 01-04-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-0020 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEYOND HAUL, 512 Carmella Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Nemeh Kazal (512 Carmella Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Nemeh Kazal. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-22. 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. 01-04-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-0024 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2022) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GILLIGAN’S SANDWICH SHOP, 480 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Adam Ben Andrew Zepeda, Shannon Christie Zepeda (1185 Ramona Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Adam Ben Andrew Zepeda. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-22. 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. 01-04-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-0026 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2022) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ASHLYN SILVA STATE FARM AGENCY, INC., 526 Paulding Circle, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Ashlyn Silva State Farm Agency, Inc. (526 Paulding Circle, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Ashlyn Silva State Farm Agency, Inc., Ashlyn M. Silva, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-0422. 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. 01-04-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-0028 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DE VANTER SERVICES, 778 Peach St., Apt. B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Daniel Wesley Van De Vanter (778 Peach St., Apt. B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Daniel Wesley Van De Vanter. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-0422. 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. 01-04-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-0031 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2005) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TRINITY CYCLERY, 1343 W Grand Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Gaalswyk Enterprises, Inc. (1343 W Grand Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Gaalswyk Enterprises, Inc., Luke Aaron Gaalswyk, Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-22. 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. 01-04-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-0032 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/14/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CAROUSEL CLIPS, 457 Kenton Court, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Kathleen M Barger, Eric M Barger (457 Kenton Court, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Kathleen M Barger. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-05-22. 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. 01-05-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

LEGAL NOTICES FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-0034 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CIRCLE SUPPLY CO, 221 Le Point Street, ½, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Andie Bo Sausser (221 Le Point Street, ½, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Andie Bo Sausser. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-05-22. 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. 01-05-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FILE NO. 2022-0054 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/07/2022) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MORNING AFER CAFE, 807 13th St., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. The Naked Fish Inc. (570 Dawson Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ The Naked Fish Inc., Karen Kynett, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-07-22. 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. 01-07-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-0037 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SEASIDE HOUSE CLEANING, 2237 Romney Drive, Cambria, CA93428. San Luis Obispo County. Martha S Martinez Perez (2237 Romney Drive, Cambria, CA93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Martha S Martinez Perez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-05-22. 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. 01-05-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-0045 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/06/2022) New Filing The following person is doing business as, AUTHENTIC LIFE THERAPY, 11549 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Emily Aline Weatherby (1721 Devaul Ranch Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Emily Aline Weatherby. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-06-22. 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. 01-06-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-0046 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/06/2022) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CM BIKE TECH INC, 3095 La Luz Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. CM Bike Tech, Inc. (3095 La Luz Road, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A Ca Corporation /s/ CM Bike Tech, Inc., Christopher Mathis, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-06-22. 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. 01-06-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-0052 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/03/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as, O2 LIVE DEVELOPMENT, 2850 Newton Dr., Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. O2 Live Development LLC (2850 Newton Dr., Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ O2 Live Development LLC, Timothy Andrew Novoa, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-07-22. 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. 01-07-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

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FILE NO. 2022-0059 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/07/2022) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LR PROFESSIONAL CLEANING, 3682 Broad St. Apt. 308, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Cruz Leticia Rojas Rodriguez (3682 Broad St. Apt. 308, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Cruz Leticia Rojas Rodriguez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-07-22. 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. 01-07-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-0060 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/24/1975) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CANTRELL CONST CO, 284 Mercedes Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Cantrell W Robert (284 Mercedes Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Robert W Cantrell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-10-22. 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. 01-10-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-0062 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/20/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, QUINN AND RAY HANDMADE, 1012 Maple Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Julie Erin Carroll (1012 Maple Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Julie Erin Carroll. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-10-22. 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. 01-10-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-0064 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/30/2021) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CALI LOVE BABY, CALI LOVE CLAY, 793 E Foothill Blvd. A9, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Cali Love Corp (2830 Alder Ave. #11, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Cali Love Corp, Kateryna Shyshlenko, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-10-22. 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. 01-10-27. January 13, 20, 27, & February 3, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PATRICK O’DANIELS DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 21PR-0351

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: PATRICK O’DANIELS, PATRICK J. O’DANIELS, PATRICK JOSEPH O’DANIELS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SEAN O’DANIELS in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that SEAN O’DANIELS 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: Edward E. Attala 1502 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 805-543-1212 January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

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 28, 2022 Notice is hereby given by the undersigned that a public lien sale of the following described personal property will be held. UNIT 937 Beverly Crozier - 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle VIN# 3VWRF31Y29M406168 A live auction will be preceding at 10:00AM Friday, January 28, 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 at 10:00 AM, (Owner has the right to refuse any or all bids. Owner has the right to bid). 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 after the required holding period. January 13, 20, 2022

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

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 21, 2022 Notice is hereby given by the undersigned that a public lien sale of the following described personal property will be held. Unit #983 Lance Robinson - Sports Equipment, musical equipment, apparel, moped, artwork and supplies, vehicle parts, household goods, electronics, games, 30-40 boxes and bags contents unknown. Sealed bids will be accepted preceding a silent auction at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Friday, January 21, 2022, at ABBY’S SELF STORAGE, 50 ABBY ROAD, TEMPLETON, County of San Luis Obispo, State of California. Bond #0455718. Bids will be taken from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, (Owner has the right to refuse any and all bids. Owner has the right to bid). Highest bidder will be notified by telephone by 12:30 PM the day of the auction. Payment is due and payable immediately. Cash only, this is to include a $100 cash deposit, refundable once the unit is verified clean and goods removed. January 13, 20, 2022

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SHARRELL MARIE KLIGEL DECEDENT CASE NUMBER: 22PR-0002

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: SHARRELL MARIE KLIGEL A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DEANNA BEAUCHAMP in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that DEANNA BEAUCHAMP be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: March 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. Petitioner: DeAnna Beauchamp 119 Marian Way Pismo Beach, CA 93449 805-235-5182 January 6, 13, & 20, 2022

Notice of Lien Sale

Nipomo Self Storage will be holding an online auction listed with www.lockerfox.com for a unit located at 542 Lindon Lane, Nipomo, CA. 93444. The contents are believed to be miscellaneous household and personal items. The name of person renting the unit is Trina Shrode. The unit number 30. January 13 & 20, 2022

Notice of Lien Sale

On February 15th, 2022, Nipomo Self Storage will be holding an online auction listed with www.lockerfox.com for a unit that is located at 542 Lindon Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. The contents are believed to be miscellaneous household items and personal belongings. The name of the person renting the unit is Jennifer Rodriquez and the unit number is 137. January 13 & 20, 2022


LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Public Sale

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700 - 21715 of the Business & Professions Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at a public sale by competitive bidding on the 29th of January 2022 at 11:30 AM on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at ATASCADERO MINI STORAGE, 9150 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422 County of SAN LUIS OBISPO, State of California, the following: Jimmy Green, unit 3 - Household goods Atascadero Mini Storage, 9150 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. Diane Mandala, Manager January 13 & 20, 2022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF LIENED PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given that a Lien Sale will be held at Broad Street Storage 4880 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, on January 24, 2022 at 10:00 AM to satisfy the lien on the property stored at the address above in the units listed. Daniel Kirkutis B110, Robyrt Clehr B142, Dianna Wheat C123, James Tanner B028, Matthew Weatherman B166. All units must be paid for at the time of sale. Credit/Debit Card only will be accepted. No one under the age of 18 is allowed to attend the sale. Each person attending must sign in and agree to follow all Rules and Regulations of the sale. The landlord reserves the right to bid at the sale. All purchased goods are sold “as is”; and must be removed within 48 hours following the sale. Buyers must provide a current, original or a photocopy of their original resale permit at time of sale in lieu of sales tax. This sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between landlord and obligated party. January 6 & 13, 2022

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

LEGAL NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 21CVP-0306

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

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Angelique Nichole Eugea filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Angelique Nichole Eugea to PROPOSED NAME: Angelique Nichole Edmonds

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

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

NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 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

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 12-132021. 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, & 13, 2022

NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 9, 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 3, 2021 /s/: Hernaldo J. Baltodano, Judge of the Superior Court January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2021-2947 OLD FILE NO. 2021-1031 WINDROSE FARM, 5750 El Pharo Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 04/23/2021. The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: William Brown Spencer, Barbara Hunter-Spencer (5750 El Pharo Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business was conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Barbara HunterSpencer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-17-2021. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk. By A. Webster, Deputy Clerk. January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2022

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

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

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LEGAL NOTICES 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) 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 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 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)

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Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology Homework: What’s the most important thing for you to get rid of in 2022? Newsletter.freewillastrology.com ARIES (March 21-April 19): The coming months will be an excellent time for you to explore the art of Soulful Bragging. Do you deserve any of the titles below? If so, feel free to use them liberally throughout 2022. 1. Practical Idealist with Flexible Strategies. 2. Genius of Interesting Intimacy. 3. Jaunty Healer with Boisterous Knowledge of the Soul’s Ways. 4. FreeWheeling Joker Who Makes People Laugh for Righteous and Healing Reasons. 5. Skillful Struggler. 6. Empathy Master with a Specialty in Creative Compassion. 7. Playful Reservoir of Smart Eros. 8. Purveyor of Feisty Wisdom and Cute Boldness. 9. Crafty Joy-Summoner.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Most people who use tobacco products are at risk of having shorter life spans than they might have otherwise had. Smoking is detrimental to health. Those who smoke in their 20s and 30s may cut 10 years off their longevity. But here’s some good news: If you kick your tobacco habit before age 40, you will regain most of those 10 years. I bring this to your attention because I’d like it to serve as a motivational tale for you in 2022. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will have more power than ever before to escape any harmful addictions and compulsions you have—and begin reclaiming your full vitality.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In May 1974, the Grateful Dead introduced a new wrinkle to their live musical performances. Playing at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, they amplified their music through a “Wall of Sound”: 604 speakers piled high, together channeling 26,000 watts of energy. Had any band ever treated their fans to a louder volume and crisper tones? I’d like to make this breakthrough event one of your top metaphors for 2022. According to my analysis, it will be a great year for you to boost your signal. I invite you to distribute your message with maximum confidence and clarity. Show the world who you are with all the buoyant flair you can rouse.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Philosopher Emil Cioran said he despised wise philosophers. Why? Because they practice prudent equanimity, which he regarded as empty and sterile. In Cioran’s view, these deep thinkers avoid strong feelings so they can live in cool safety, free from life’s nervewracking paradoxes. I agree with him that such a state is undesirable. However, Cioran contrasted it with the lives of the normal people he admired, who are “full of irreconcilable contradictions” and who “suffer from limitless anxiety.” My question for Cioran: Are there no other options between those two extremes? And my answer: Of course there are! And you can be proof of that in 2022, Cancerian. I expect you’ll be full of deep feelings, eager for new experiences, and infused with a lust for life—with less anxiety and fewer irreconcilable contradictions than ever before.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In 1838, 29-year-old naturalist Charles Darwin was early in his career. He had not developed his theory of evolution, and was not yet a superstar of science. He began ruminating about the possibility of proposing marriage to his cousin Emma Wedgwood. If married, he wrote: “constant companion and a friend in old age; the charms of music and female chit-chat—good things for one’s health.” If not married: “no children; no one to care for one in old age; less money for books, loss of time, and a duty to work for money.” I bring this to your attention, Leo, because I suspect that in 2022, you may be tempted and inspired to deeply interweave your fate with the fates of interesting characters. A spouse or partner or collaborator? Could be. Maybe a beloved animal or spirit guide? Have fun making your list of pros and cons!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What were your favorite toys when you were a child? Now would be a good time to retrieve fond memories of them, and even acquire modern versions so you can revive the joy they gave you. In my astrological analysis,

you’ll be wise to invite your inner child to play a bigger role in your life as you engage in a wide range of playtime activities. So yes, consider the possibility of buying yourself crayons, Legos, dolls and puppets, video games, squirt guns, roller skates, yo-yos, jump ropes, and board games. And don’t neglect the pleasures of blanket forts, cardboard boxes, mud pies, and plain old sticks.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In his novel The Story of a Marriage, Andrew Sean Greer asks, “Does love always form, like a pearl, around the hardened bits of life?” My answer would be, “No, not always, but when it does, it’s often extra sweet and enduring.” One of my wishes and predictions for you in 2022, Libra, is that love will form around your hardened bits. For best results, be open to the possibility that difficulty can blossom into grace. Look for opportunities that are seeded by strenuous work.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “It is worth living long enough to outlast whatever sense of grievance you may acquire.” Author Marilynne Robinson wrote that, and I recommend her thought as one of your uplifting meditations in 2022. According to my reading of the astrological omens, the coming months will be a favorable time to dismantle and dissolve as many old grievances as you can. This could and should be the year you liberate yourself from psychic grunge—for the sake of your own mental, physical, and spiritual health as much as for the sake of others’.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Some critics view author Diana Wynne Jones as a genius in her chosen field: fantasy novels for children and young adults. She had a generous spirit, asserting, “I have this very strong feeling that everybody is probably a genius at something; it’s just a question of finding this.” If you are still unsure what your unique genius consists of, Sagittarius, I believe 2022 will show you in detailed glory. And if you do already know, the coming months will be a time when you dramatically deepen your ability to access and express your genius.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn biologist Robin Wall Kimmerer wrote a meditative book about moss. It was her response to questions she had been wondering about: Why has this inconspicuous plant persevered for 350 million years? While so many other species have gone extinct, why has moss had staying power through all the Earth’s climate changes and upheavals? And what lessons does its success have for us? Here are Kimmerer’s conclusions: Moss teaches us the value “of being small, of giving more than you take, of working with natural law, sticking together.” In accordance with astrological omens in 2022, Capricorn, I believe moss should be your role model. (Kimmerer’s book is Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses.)

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Author Joyce Carol Oates has been very successful and has won several major awards. But she describes her job as arduous and time-consuming. “I work very slowly,” she testifies. “It’s like building a ladder, where you’re building your own ladder rung by rung, and you’re climbing the ladder. It’s not the best way to build a ladder, but I don’t know any other way.” I wouldn’t always recommend her approach for you, Aquarius, but I will in 2022. As long as you’re willing to accept gradual, incremental progress, you’ll get a lot of fine work done.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): I’ve selected a quote for you to use as one of your guiding principles in 2022. I urge you to undertake a specific action in the next 24 hours that will prove you mean to take it seriously. Here’s the wisdom articulated by Piscean rabbi and philosopher Marc-Alain Ouaknin: “People must break with the illusion that their lives have already been written and their paths already determined.” It’s reinvention time, dear Pisces. ∆

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