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From searches for a missing boy near San Miguel to mudslides in Los Osos to flooded farmland in Oceano, San Luis Obispo County is still reeling from the destruction caused by the worst storm since the late ’60s. The atmospheric river dumped record-breaking rain—upwards of 6 inches at Cal Poly and more than 10 inches at Rocky Butte. New Times ’ staff writers and editors talked with local residents, government officials, and businesses from around the county as they pick up the pieces before the next storm in the forecast [4].

For our annual Volunteers issue, Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey visits with volunteers and dogs at Meade Canine Rescue & Sanctuary in Creston [14], and Staff Writer Bulbul Rajagopal learns about the volunteer needs of a local donkey sanctuary [18]. You can also read about Jimmy Paulding’s first days as 4th District county supervisor [8], locals who craft from the heart [28], and the delicious 15th anniversary of Brown Butter Cookie Company [34]

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River of destruction

A devastating storm brings record rainfall, flooding, damage, and tragedy to SLO County

Ahistoric, powerful winter storm slammed San Luis Obispo County on Jan. 9, causing at least one fatality, widespread ooding and property damage, road closures, and infrastructural damage across the county.

e atmospheric river that had the Central Coast at its center arrived overnight on Jan. 9 and rapidly drenched the region with several inches of rain— overwhelming local creeks and drainage systems.

By sunrise, San Luis Creek had jumped the Marsh Street bridge in SLO and gushed water into local neighborhoods. By sunset, the Salinas River had reached its ood stage and the Arroyo Grande Creek levee system was on the verge of failure, triggering evacuation orders in Paso Robles and Oceano.

Dave Hovde, longtime meteorologist with KSBY News, described the Jan. 9 event as the “perfect storm”—the heaviest of a “parade of storms” that have hit the state this winter— and the most signi cant in SLO County in 50 years.

“ is was absolutely the highest end, worst case scenario. We were in the bull’s eye for this atmospheric river event,” Hovde told New Times. “An atmospheric river is just a stream of moisture, and it’s just like a river channeling through your town. at’s why water is everywhere.”

As of Jan. 11, the worst of the storm had passed, but the fallout remained. A 5-year-old boy from San Miguel was still missing after a rising creek at San Marcos Road swept him from a vehicle. Signi cant ooding and mudslides— from Oceano to Los Osos—wrecked homes and businesses, and left others stranded. Hundreds were still without power across the county.

Rachel Dion, a spokesperson for SLO County O ce of Emergency Services, said that the county is now in “recovery mode” and focused on helping residents who are cut o from services due to road damage or without shelter due to ooding.

“We were braced for it, but I think nothing can really prepare you for the situation that we saw,” Dion said. “It’s really the worst storm we’ve had in a very, very long time.”

Community bands together amid evacuations

Lifelong Oceano resident Courtney Cain is waterlocked.

e historic rainstorm that hit San Luis Obispo County caused Arroyo Grande Creek to rise and subsequently break the levee on the south side. Cain’s house is on a hill with a road that runs down along the creek.

“ e road is probably under 10 feet of water, there’s so much ooding,” Cain said. “ e house is ne, but the road is the only way in and out. We probably can’t get out for a week.”

is isn’t the rst time the creek levee has broken. It ruptured in May 2001, causing heavy oods. Cain was a kid at the time, but she remembers it well.

“I couldn’t get back home for two weeks. We evacuated and stayed at a vacation rental on Strand Avenue,” she said.

Currently, Cain is stocked up with two rolls of toilet paper, some baby wipes, and 7 gallons of water. Her house is connected to a well system, so the iron-loaded tap water isn’t drinkable. e morning the storm hit on Jan. 9, Cain and her aunt, Linda Austin—an Oceano Community

on a patch of land surrounded by water. e local Horse Emergency Evacuation Team (HEET) told New Times that they don’t o er water rescues. President Julie Monser said that the HEET team is on standby to help with food and veterinary care once the horses are brought to safety.

As she was about to leave Silver Spur, Hepperly noticed a helicopter ying above to drop supplies. But horse owners had another concern.

“I left my number with them in case they needed more help later, but we’re worried that the horses may get scared and run into the water during helicopter rescue,” she said.

Other animals also experienced the stress of evacuation. On Jan. 9, the Cal Poly Cat Program transferred 23 cats to safer locations like the new county Animal Services facility and the homes of shelter faculty and sta .

“In the 30 years we’ve had this shelter, this is

Services District board member—went to Vons and purchased water and food.

“By the time we got back, her [Austin’s] truck barely made it in,” she said.

e ood caused Cain’s daughter to miss school at Oceano Elementary, which reopened after two days on Jan. 11. e household also lost its Wi-Fi services but still has access to electricity. Cain hasn’t noti ed county o cials for help yet but through Austin, she’s expecting someone to bring a boat to them. She thinks there’s more SLO County can do to help.

“ ey need to take responsibility for the Arroyo Grande Creek and take action in cleaning out the debris and plant life that has grown in it,” Cain said.

Next door to Cain, the livery stables at Silver Spur Place were also caught in the ood. Community members across the county pleaded online to help those horses that were stuck in a deep pool of water.

Nikka Hepperly, an animal caretaker often based in Arroyo Grande, rushed to answer those calls for help.

“I waded across waist-deep water to get them, but came back empty-handed,” she said.

Hepperly returned to dry land without horses because she was the last to join the rescue e ort and that process was paused. She said roughly 20 horses were brought back, but as of Jan. 10 some remained

only the second time we had to evacuate cats,” said Facility Manager Sally Adam.

Adam said she’s grateful to Animal Services for making room and hosting 13 cats until the evacuation order was lifted. On Jan. 10, the Cal Poly Cat Program was waiting for the reservoir above it to be drained so they could return. e rapidity of the storm and oods took Adam’s team by surprise. e shelter has always braced itself for nearby res—a phenomenon that’s usually slower to build, giving them ample time to monitor the situation.

“We used to be prepared [for oods] in the past. But when nothing happens for 10 to 15 years, we got lax about it,” she said. “We weren’t prepared. We’ve always felt like we’d have more time.”

County scrambles to provide shelter while tragedies hit

SLO County’s protective instincts roared to life to combat the life-threatening weather.

e El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) said they had well-prepared teams catering to homeless community members seeking refuge in emergency shelters in Paso Robles and Atascadero. ECHO President Wendy Lewis told New Times that while there was a lot of widespread

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communication about the previous county storm in December, there wasn’t enough dissemination in the lead-up to the bad weather.

“That would be something we’d follow more closely. It caught everyone in the community off guard,” Lewis said.

With 50 and 60 beds in Paso Robles and Atascadero, respectively, ECHO’s shelters reached full capacity Jan. 9 and 10. Lewis said that their shower program hit a record level of use, and they’re on the lookout for clothing donations. ECHO hopes to receive men’s and women’s tennis shoes, men’s casual clothing, and sleeping bags.

“We heard from so many people that they lost everything,” Lewis said. “We did meet a gentleman who was in hypothermic shock and emergency services came to help. We haven’t heard of casualties but heard of close calls when the creek flooded rapidly.”

While ECHO had outreach teams go out and inform people about the storm, the city of Paso Robles relied on drone technology.

“We flew the whole area with drones, and we marked any encampments that we saw,” said Fire Chief Jonathan Stornetta. “We georeferenced them, so that way we can go out with our iPhones and electronics, and we can identify exactly where those camps are.”

The American Red Cross also swooped in to help. They opened five shelters across SLO, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. The Paso Robles Event Center and SLO’s Church of the Nazarene became emergency shelter sites. Ten people stayed overnight on Jan. 9 at the church, while 15 camped out at the event center.

Red Cross spokesperson Taylor Poisall said that most of the visitors were homeless prior to the storm.

Hosted by the 5Cities Homeless Coalition, the South County Regional Center in Arroyo Grande became a warming site for residents in the region. Community Action Partnership SLO’s 40Prado space also increased its shelter beds for the homeless and others caught in the storm. SLO activated evacuation locations at the Marigold and Foothill shopping centers.

But tragedy struck SLO County too. Floodwaters killed a motorist on Jan. 9 after overtaking her vehicle along Avila Beach Drive.

That same day, 5-year-old Kyle Doan of San Miguel was swept out of a stuck truck and carried away by floodwater. His mother was driving him to school when her truck got stranded. The county Sheriff’s Office

conducted a two-day search, and it was ongoing as of press time.

After nearly seven hours of searching on Jan. 9, they only found his shoe. At the time of his disappearance, Doan was wearing a black puffer jacket with a red liner, blue jeans, and blue and gray Nike tennis shoes. On Jan. 10, the Sheriff’s Office issued a public statement advising people not to conduct self-initiated searches during the flood.

In a public statement on Jan. 10, County Administrative Officer Wade Horton said that Cal Fire performed 19 swift water rescues over 24 hours. He said the county coordinated with the Coast Guard, and recently used a CHP helicopter to drop off ice at the Pacific Dunes Ranch RV resort, where about 200 campers were stranded by levee flooding, awaiting evacuation.

“We used a helicopter to fly in provisions to folks that are stranded,” Horton said.

“When you see water across the road, you think you can get through it but just don’t try it. It can have tragic consequences as we’ve unfortunately seen in this county.”

Residents face floodand mud-damaged homes and businesses

Tire tracks in the mud on Pecho Valley Road in Los Osos headed left onto Montana Way, where a roll-away container brimmed with ruined furniture, rugs, and other household items.

On the next street up—Vista Court— residents and volunteers from the community used shovels and wheelbarrows to move mud out of houses and backyards into a cul-de-sac still grappling with the impacts of a mudslide that hit the neighborhood on Jan. 9 around 5 p.m.

“I was looking through the kitchen window and watching the tidal wave come down the street,” one resident said. “I thought, that didn’t look right.”

A Los Osos Community Services Districtowned levee that shores up a basin holding stormwater from the Cabrillo Estates neighborhood was working as it should have on Jan. 9, according to General Manager Ron Munds. However, “at some point in the afternoon, a breach occurred, and it unleashed a wall of sand and water,” he said.

That wall nailed Vista Court, which took the brunt of the damage, and continued down through Montana Way, onto Pecho Valley Road, and headed toward the bay. About 15 homes on Vista and five on Montana sustained damage, Munds said.

“Everyone was home, it came through here,

and no one got injured,” Munds said. “Which is a miracle.”

Alice Stone was in her garage “when the flood happened, and I walked through it to the house,” she said. She’s lived there for 14 years with her son who has multiple sclerosis.

“I’m 81, and I’ve never seen anything like this happen,” Stone said. “It’s just another day, I guess.”

In the mid-afternoon on Jan. 10, volunteers rolled up wet rugs in her garage, carrying them down the street to dump into a rollaway container, while Stone tried to wrap her head around what to do next.

She’d attempted to apply for help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) earlier in the day, to no avail. Although President Joe Biden included San Luis Obispo County in his federal disaster declaration on Jan. 9, it didn’t qualify area residents for individual assistance just yet.

FEMA Region 9 spokesperson Robert Barker said the declaration triggered a “sub-category of assistance.” If the state needs additional resources to deal with the damage caused by the storm and the ongoing emergency, FEMA can provide it.

Moving forward, local governments need to start assessing the destruction, which is why SLO County is asking all its residents to report their property damage through recoverslo.org, said county Office of Emergency Services spokesperson Dion.

“It doesn’t mean that people will magically get money. We still have to go through the process to apply for damage, and we can only do that if people report this information to us,” Dion said. “It could be something as minimal as ‘my fence fell down.’ Or we saw people who had patio furniture damage. … Even that little stuff adds up.”

Local governments aggregate all of that information and submit it to the state Office of Emergency Services. If the state determines that the damages exceed its capacity to provide help, the governor can send a request to FEMA through the president, who would have to approve the agency to provide individual assistance to natural disaster victims.

Elected representatives, like Assemblymember Dawn Addis (D-San Luis Obispo) and Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), said they’re pushing for more state and federal resources.

“The tragic loss of life, the power and internet outages, and the extensive damage to homes and businesses have made it clear that robust federal and state intervention is vitally needed,” Addis said in a statement. “It’s heartening to see how our communities and first responders have come together in this moment of crisis, but we all know there is so much more to do to repair what’s been lost— and that will be our focus going forward.”

Phyllis Schoonbeck walked down her Vista Court driveway on Jan. 10, muddy toes peeking out from her sandals. A recently arrived volunteer introduced himself to her and asked what he could do.

Los Osos resident and volunteer Quinn Brady stepped in to help: “Do you want your carpet to be taken out?” she asked.

“Heavens yes. There’s no coming back from that,” Schoonbeck responded.

Schoonbeck’s home bore the brunt of the slide, with mud, sand, and water filling the inside of her house. She had been across the street at her friend’s house when the slide came through and said she was lucky to be alive.

“I don’t think I would have made it,” Schoonbeck said. “It was coming way too fast.”

Her home was one of two red-tagged by

the county, deemed unsafe due to structural damage. She reached out to her insurance company for help, but didn’t get very far.

“The insurance [companies] are shutting the door. It was a flood, you know, and you don’t have flood insurance—too bad, so sad, good bye,” she said. “There’s not too much anyone can do.”

Many of the homes in SLO County that sustained damage due to flooding and/ or mudslides on Jan. 9 and 10 won’t likely be covered by home insurance as flooding isn’t included in standard home insurance policies. It’s extra. This includes homes and businesses impacted by flooding from Laguna Lake in SLO, San Luis Obispo Creek in SLO and Avila Beach, Morro Creek in Morro Bay, the Salinas River in Paso Robles, the Arroyo Grande Creek levee failure in Grover Beach and Oceano, and so many other places across the county.

Lisa Babb, who owns Central Coast Carts in Morro Bay with her husband, said they hadn’t tried to reach out to their insurance company yet. On Jan. 11, they were still focused on cleaning up the damages they sustained when Morro Creek came charging through their shop at 1598 Main St.

They watched the creek rise on Jan. 9, using bags of pellets as sandbags to prevent water from coming through their front door, but Babb said the creek just pushed through the back door and starting flowing out the front like a river. Friends came and tried to help them move laptops, computers, golf carts, and electric scooters to higher ground.

“You’re kind of wading through it, trying to almost swim through it. We had to turn the power off. … Until we just realized we were walking through water with lithium batteries, which is not good,” Babb said. “We pretty much just swam outside the store to our trucks. There were refrigerators flowing by.”

The next day, 10 to 12 people showed up with shovels to help them get the mud out of the shop and salvage what they could: “There’s nothing in our shop that hasn’t been touched,” she said.

As she looks to a weekend with more rain in the forecast, she said they’re just trying to get everything valuable to a safe space, adding that they don’t even know where to start when it comes to trying to recoup from the disaster.

“It’s sad. I’m looking around at all our neighbors right now. And everyone’s in cleanup mode. It’s disaster street. And people have lost lives,” she said, adding that if you look at things from that perspective, she’s one of the lucky ones.

Levee systems, dozens of roads and bridges damaged

Levee breaches in Arroyo Grande and Los Osos might have been the most significant infrastructural failures of the Jan. 9 storm, but they certainly weren’t the only ones.

Dozens of county roads and bridges were also damaged in the drenching, and as of Jan. 11, about 50 roads countywide remained closed. A map of closures is available at readyslo.org.

More than 100 residents remained stranded on their properties as of Jan. 11 due to impassable road conditions, according to officials.

Road damage ranged from washed out cement, to blocked culverts causing heavy water and debris flows, to downed trees. Four to five county bridges are also severely damaged.

“It is extensive throughout the county,” said

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FLOATING ON Residents of SLO’s Laguna Lake neighborhood resorted to row boats for transportation after the Jan. 9 storm flooded its streets.

Horton, the county’s chief administrative officer. “There are individuals and families that landlocked … [and] they can’t get out. We’re trying to identify those locations.”

One of those areas is along Chimney Rock Road west of Paso Robles. Paula McCambridge, a spokesperson for the SLO County Public Works Department, explained that Chimney Rock is closed due to the unstable soil beneath it—which makes it appear deceptively safe to drive on.

“The road looks good on the surface, but the ground around the culvert is failing, so those roads could collapse at any time,” McCambridge said.

Officials are imploring residents to obey the road closures and allow emergency crews to respond.

“Trust the signage. Don’t take any chances,” she said.

County crews are triaging the infrastructure damage, prioritizing the broken roads that are isolating residents and inspecting the levee break that caused massive flooding at the Arroyo Grande Creek.

“We’re in a constant state of responding,” McCambridge said. “We have about 60 people on our road crews, on three different teams. Our goal is to get everything done as quickly as possible. We’re already in contact with contractors.”

Horton said that the county could partner with state and federal authorities in the coming days to help evacuate stranded residents and/or deliver goods and services

to them. He also said that state and federal relief funding will likely help with the cost of infrastructure repairs.

“That’s why we proclaimed a local emergency,” Horton said. “It allows us to take advantage of federal funding and assistance … to help offset some of the costs that it’s going to take to put our county back together.”

While the Arroyo Grande Creek levee suffered a break on Jan. 9, that system and many others in the county had only so much capacity to handle stormwater, anyway, officials said.

In the city of SLO, the San Luis Creek overflowed its banks at the Marsh Street bridge and flooded a large area. Laguna Lake in SLO also spilled over, causing widepsread property damage to homes.

Those incidents did not happen as a result of an infrastructure failure—“just the amount of rain we got was too much for our creek to handle,” according to SLO City Public Communications Manager Whitney Szentesi.

“That’s why you saw flooding in that area and all around the city,” Szentesi said. “Think of it as a sink: We try to keep the drain and basin clear and clean, but when the water flowing from the faucet outpaces the capacity of that drain and basin, the sink will overflow. That’s essentially what happened on Monday.” Δ

Editor Camillia Lanham, Assistant Editor Peter Johnson, and Staff Writers Bulbul Rajagopal and Shwetha Sundarrajan contributed to this report.

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From redistricting to water policy, new SLO County Supervisor Jimmy Paulding shares his priorities

Jimmy Paulding used a political cliché on his first day in office as 4th District county supervisor—“I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get to work”—but the 36-year-old buzzed with genuine excitement as he spoke one-on-one with New Times about his year ahead.

Paulding’s victory in last year’s election helped overturn the conservative majority that’s led the Board of Supervisors since 2017. Now, the Arroyo Grande native has a long list of priorities he hopes to accomplish with a new majority. He ran through some of them in a Jan. 5 interview. Below are the highlights.

On the new Board of Supervisors majority …

“In terms of taking a look at some of the board majority’s decisions of late, I do have plans to hopefully work with a new board majority that wants to make some changes to past policy.”

ordinance increases the amount people can pump from 5 acre-feet to 25 acre-feet, you’re going to create a lot more groundwater use.

“I think that planting ordinance was bad policy motivated by what might be legitimate concerns of a few board members, but that would have an effect disproportionate to the problem they’re trying to solve. There are other ways to solve the fairness concerns they’re trying to address.”

On the Patten map and resolving the redistricting litigation …

“Again, going back to red flags, we had so many different community groups coming out saying, ‘Don’t do this. This map disenfranchises voters.’ I am for enfranchising, not disenfranchising, voters.

“We have to, within the context of that litigation, develop a path forward that makes sense. That could entail an independent

On campaign finance reform …

“I may end up just agendizing outright campaign finance reform. I was really distressed to see the previous board majority basically increase the campaign finance limit from what the state law would’ve capped it at, $4,900, to $25,000.

“No matter an elected official’s political affiliation, we should all want to get big money out of politics. We’ve seen an uptick in the amount of money it takes to run a robust campaign here on the Central Coast. The fact it takes a half million dollars to compete is problematic. And I think $25,000 per business, person, or PAC is a problem.

“We saw most California counties simply allow the state law to go into effect, and the previous board majority said, ‘No, we want to increase that.’ I think that was misguided policy, and it’s in the best interest of our community and our democracy to just allow that state law to apply to our county and cap those donations.”

On rejoining the Integrated Waste Management Authority …

“The amount of time and effort that that board decision [to leave the agency] required of all the city managers, the staff, to figure out how to go through that dissolution proceeding was huge. It literally kind of sidetracked those jurisdictions from other priorities.

“I think it makes sense to work together as a region. I think it’s about capitalizing on the economies of scale to be able to work together to manage our waste. The county had to basically staff up and create a new division to manage waste, and that’s a 100 percent duplication of services and an unwarranted expenditure of taxpayer dollars, in my opinion. I’d love to see that policy reversed, to see the county rejoin, and to work with the cities to manage our waste and capitalize on the benefits.

“The first question is, do all the cities want us to rejoin? What’s to say the board won’t just do this again in the future? My response to that is we have a new board majority. I believe this new majority is interested in building coalitions, strengthening partnership, and working together.”

On joining Central Coast Community Energy …

On boosting funding for the county Elections Office …

“We’re in a position where the election process has taken quite a bit of time. They’re under a lot of pressure in that department. In addition, as I understand it, the staffing in comparison to other counties is just not there. They’re under-resourced.

“The public outreach component of this is critical. If we want people to vote earlier, I think we can accomplish that goal by allocating resources necessary to the kind of outreach that will encourage folks to do that. And that’s just one way.

“[Former Clerk-Recorder] Tommy Gong had given a presentation on a lot of things he wanted to change and do. All of his recommendations were shot down, including to go to the vote center model, which was going to be cheaper and increase the number of days people could vote at the polls. And that’s another example of misguided policy I hope we can course-correct.”

On avoiding partisan politics …

“It’s a fair question. I think it’s largely about civility, engaging with our colleagues in a respectful way, and creating a culture of consensus building. If we’re engaging in a civil and constructive way, and not in a partisan way, I think we’re going to accomplish that goal.

“It’s not my plan to inject national politics into our board discourse. I think if our board is able to address concerns without engaging in hype, without using incendiary rhetoric, if the board can engage in a civil way, in a constructive way with the community, with itself, then we’re going to be much better off than the prior board majority.”

On the Dana Reserve housing project in

Nipomo …

“I can’t tell you how I’m going to vote on it. The goal is to be impartial as a decision maker. In general, the environmental impact report is out. It identifies a series of Class I unmitigable impacts to natural resources, lots of native oak woodland, environmentally sensitive habitats, and then you have traffic issues, water issues, much of which the developer feels is being adequately addressed.

On repealing the new Paso Robles basin planting ordinance …

“I think the first order of business is the planting ordinance. There’s a legal window we have to repeal that. The first red flag there was out of all the groups that were interested and/or affected by the ordinance, we didn’t see any support from the community or the public. When you see that the Farm Bureau is adamantly opposed, organizations like that that are advocating for our growers, it certainly begs the question, what’s going on here?

“When you drill deeper, I think there were a number of unintended consequences that came with that ordinance that would impact property rights and impact the ability for our region to accomplish the sustainability goals we’re trying to achieve.

“When we’re trying to plan for reducing our groundwater pumping, and that

redistricting commission developing the boundaries for a future election. I think one of the things that has to be analyzed is—say you pick one community, Oceano: It had its right to vote in the 2022 election taken away. If we were to go back to the old lines, Oceano would then not be able to vote in the 2024 election again. So, it would be further disenfranchised for another two years.

“There is a discussion that our board will hopefully have in closed session that will revolve around how do we address those concerns? And maybe it will end up being that it makes sense to allow the 2024 election to proceed based on the current boundaries and then work toward the goal of an independent redistricting commission developing the outcome for the next election. I have no idea. We’ll have to see where my colleagues are on that.”

“It’s, again, an example of a fiscally responsible policy objective as well as one of good governance where we’re working together as a region and a super region with other counties and cities and then availing ourselves of the economies of scale and the benefits that result from that.

“It would actually, right now, reduce electricity bills for our customers and businesses here in SLO County. It would allow the incorporated areas to tap incentives programs they have—farmers, for example, to buy components and equipment that will help transition their fleet to electric. There’s just quite a lot in terms of benefits, and I’m not seeing the cons on a pros and cons list.”

“My job is just to listen at this stage. I’ve met with members of various groups that are either opposed to the project or want to see it scaled back somehow. So, my planning commissioner will take the project on, I think it’s in March, and I’ll be voting on it a month after that.”

On building a new Sheriff’s Office substation in Nipomo …

“As I was walking and knocking on doors, talking to people, it was a repeat issue that kept coming up: response times, law enforcement presence, crime in general. I think it’s a project that had been identified as a priority—there’s a piece of county-owned land slated for the project and money from the Monarch Dunes/Trilogy development—I think it just got deprioritized. I think it’s time to really bring it back and move it along.” Δ

Assistant Editor Peter Johnson can be reached at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

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A little more Rööm

Timon Phillips aims to potentially change the future of housing with Rööm, a 9-by9-foot modern, stand-alone dwelling designed as a portable modular kit that can be expanded over time.

The architectural designer describes Rööm as an escape from his former day job.

“I woke up one night and thought, ‘What happened?’” Phillips said. “I’m working on this really mundane thing that I was not passionate about at all. And I thought I wanted to get back. I wanted to feel happy and joyful again in what I was doing.”

Through Phillips’ design and build company Hut Inc., Rööm combines Japanese timber frame designs with Scandinavian and Finnish design principles.

To transform Rööm from a computer-generated rendering to a real-life modern dwelling, Phillips headed to Craigslist to find someone who would be willing to support his dream. That person eventually ended up being Army veteran Nick Miller, who was looking to put in an exterior office for his wife. Miller said that they had looked at brands like Tuff Shed and other similar models, but nothing matched up to the quality of Phillips’ work.

“Timon mills his own wood, he does it all himself. It looks a lot cleaner, it’s a lot more uniform, very customized in that respect,” Miller said. “And the other thing, too, is he finishes it out—so when you get a Tuff Shed, none of it’s finished inside. It’s just the framing, right? Whereas the way he does it, it’s ready to go as soon as he has it all up.”

Not only is each and every Rööm handcrafted by Phillips down to the drywall, the entire structure is made out of sustainable materials. The timber is sourced from a sawmill in Northern California that salvages sugar pine logs from wildfire areas before they start decaying. Unlike conventional forms of insulation like fiberglass and foam, Phillips uses hemp and wood fiber to keep each Rööm nice and toasty.

“I’m very conscious about sustainability and a healthy planet, so I wanted to use old materials that would essentially break down into nothing, not using any foam, no plastics, not using things that are harmful to the environment,” Phillips said.

The things that Phillips can’t do himself are outsourced to local businesses. He works with a Morro Bay electrician, a metalworker based in Atascadero, local window suppliers, and he sources his steel from Santa Maria.

“We’re trying to stay out of the corporate world as much as possible,” Phillips said. “So we’re trying to keep our footprint [small], working with small companies and innovative companies and companies that have a sustainable ethos like ours.”

Once Phillips fabricates all the parts in his SLO-based shop, the Rööm is ready to be transported and assembled on-site. Construction at the Millers’ property in Paso Robles began in August 2022, and it

took four months for Phillips to assemble the entire thing. Ideally, Phillips says that the Rööm would be ready to go in three weeks or less, but construction at the Millers’ property was delayed due to supply chain issues.

“The unit we make, like the one in Paso, comes with lighting and electrical outlets,” Phillips said. “Plumbing and the kitchenette—those are what we’ll be offering soon with ADUs.”

The convenient aspect of the Rööm is that its introductory 9-by-9 model doesn’t require a permit to erect on your property—ADUs (accessory dwelling units) smaller than 750 square feet don’t need a permit in California. However, if owners are debating whether to expand their Rööm or connect to a utilities service, Phillips can get a head start by working on the base model while waiting for city or county approval.

“It’s a building that’s based on a system, and the system is adaptable to how you want to design it, how you know what terrain it’s going to be on. And it’s expandable. So you can just play with it,” Phillips said.

It’s been nearly a month since Phillips finished constructing the Millers’ Rööm, and they couldn’t be any happier with it.

“It came out better than we ever expected. My wife was so happy throughout the whole process, and then, now that she’s in there, she’s super super happy,” Miller said. “All she ever wants to do is hang out in there now.”

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Location, location

As an artist, teacher, former gallery director, and arts administrator in SLO County, I’ve been following the trajectory of public art in SLO County for a long time. Ten or so years ago, ARTS Obispo had a lively public art committee led by Ann Ream, a smart, vibrant woman who dedicated herself to establishing a strong public art program in SLO County. Ann is no longer with us, and unfortunately, the work she and her volunteer committee did seems to have dissipated with the change of city and cultural personnel in our community. It would serve the city of San Luis Obispo well to resurrect the guidelines that she so

Our government is crumbling to insurrectionists

Two years ago, insurrectionists invaded the Capitol to overthrow the government. Hours later, a majority of one party in the House of Representatives voted in concert with them to overturn the recent election and invited more to join them, as they have. Now, an anarchy/chaos faction in that party is turning its destructive impulse inward against it, wrecking its capacity to govern.

Thus, the insurrection of 2021 continues into 2023 and beyond. The physical sabotage has now invaded the people’s house, intent on weakening the legislative branch and the people’s will. This cedes more power to the executive branch to rule during congressional paralysis, aiding the march toward authoritarianism.

We’ve been warned about the precipice on which we stand, crumbling into the abyss of factionalism and fascism, eroding with paranoia, lies, and anger. From the beginning, we’ve known our democratic republic is fragile, dependent on an informed, engaged, and cohesive citizenry.

Whether the people of this country will act with the necessary vigor to defend their right to self-determination, or surrender it to those who divide and conquer to gain power, prestige, and riches remains to be seen.

In the face of this assault, complacency is complicity.

E pluribus unum.

painstakingly assembled to assist in the selection of works.

For the most part, I agree with Elizabeth Johnson’s opinion piece in New Times (“A bad decision,” Jan. 5, 2023) that Anila Agha’s The Greys in Between sculpture, placed in the visually busy roundabout at the intersection of Orcutt and Tank Farm Roads, is ineffective. It’s a potentially stunning work of art weakened by location placement and the busy surrounding signage. New Times did a poor job of selecting the photograph that accompanied Ms. Johnson’s opinion piece, as well. It would have been more appropriate if the image had shown the piece in situ, rather

That’s not all, and it’s not good. Batteries have been know to explode without any notice. Battery fires are extremely difficult to extinguish. They eventually become hazardous waste, as do solar panels. Where will all this waste be stored? Wind turbines are not recyclable, so they are continuing to be buried in massive landfills.

Recently, I had conversations with two separate home solar salesmen who both agreed there is no reason imaginable to expect renewable energy sources to keep up with the ever increasing demand for electricity.

The New Green Deal is no deal at all. The anti-nuclear fear mongers continue to demand the closure of Diablo Canyon, but that would actually create an immense shortage of clean, sustainable, emission-free energy and increasing the amount of unclean fossil fuel energy to maintain a reliable grid. Nuclear power is green energy. Fossil fuels are not.

The answer is for each power source be brought together and create a solution to this long-standing dilemma before it gets way out of hand and we are left with sitting in the cold and dark and in our vehicles waiting hours to recharge the batteries. Think about it!

Biden’s not a political ‘Humpty Dumpty’

Wind and solar can’t give us the energy we need

No wind, no solar, no power. Can’t argue with that. What about backup batteries ? Here’s what: When in use, the batteries only last four hours. Then what? The batteries need to be recharged. Can you imagine how many batteries it might take to fill the gap left by the the loss of wind and solar power?

A considerable amount! Not only that, but it could take a considerable amount of time to complete the recharging. At the same time, there are huge requirements for recharging electric vehicles. Not an encouraging scenario.

Just as Republican Kevin McCarthy was losing yet another vote for speaker of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were doing a victory lap in Kentucky touting a new bridge across the Ohio River that was made possible by the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill.

The appearance highlights a series of legislative triumphs for the Biden administration, including bipartisan victories on infrastructure, gun background checks, and manufacturing of computer chips. Not surprisingly, 2022 midterm election voters opted to keep the Senate in the hands of the Democrats as well as flopping two governor seats and four state legislatures to the Democrats. Biden, in comparison to his predecessor, has produced real results for the American people.

than giving the reader a close-up shot that omits the distracting elements of the location that she discusses.

Public art is a tricky business but something that can be a real boon to a community if the art, site, and public are involved in the conversation.

When Pakistani-born Anila Agha’s art was shown in 2017 at the Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery at Cuesta College, the patterns of light that radiated out of the sculpture transformed the space and visitors’ relationships to it. A delightful world was created that stimulated ideas about different cultures and the evocative power of art. That same artist’s sculpture currently placed in a roundabout in San Luis Obispo does not have anywhere near that same effect.

to a spot when the public could engage with it more directly. Where the patterns of light that it creates can be seen in a location without bright streetlights. Where one could walk around it and sit on a bench and contemplate it. A city park would be ideal.

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As is, the piece serves as a curiosity that is even possibly a dangerous distraction to drivers attempting to navigate the roundabout. Even if there were a place to be able to stop and look at the piece, the visible cables holding it in place and the many traffic signs remove all sense of contemplation and wonder that The Greys in Between could evoke. ∆

I would love to see this sculpture moved

These include ongoing job creation because of the Infrastructure Bill and the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, subsidies to those who wish to transition to zero-emission vehicles, a reduction in prescription drug prices, lower health care costs for Americans using the Affordable Care Act, continued support of the democratically elected government in Ukraine, and crackdowns on wealthy tax cheats with an influx of funding for the IRS.

In contrast, President Donald Trump had his chances to produce bipartisan solutions to the nation’s problems during his four years in office. Unfortunately, he spent most of his time waging Twitter battles, turning a blind eye to white supremacists, and persecuting immigrants.

Instead, he could have cut a deal with Democrats on health care—he consistently said he had a plan that was better than Obamacare. He never produced it. He also could have negotiated immigration reform

Marta Peluso wrote to New Times from San Luis Obispo. Send a response for publication to letters@newtimesslo.com.

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legislation. Democrats were ready to concede money for his wall if he had allowed for DACA and a path to citizenship for some 20 million undocumented workers who live in the U.S.

In addition, Trump announced several “Infrastructure Days,” which produced nothing. In fact, Trump’s only legislative achievement was a huge tax cut for the wealthiest Americans. It added nearly $2 billion to the federal deficit and allowed Trump to pay zero federal income taxes in his last year as president. It’s no wonder he lost the 2020 election by 7 million votes.

Biden has done a solid job as president. He is not the political “Humpty Dumpty” he has been labeled as. Before World War II, the British wrote off Winston Churchill as feeble and an alcoholic. He proved otherwise.

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I’ve been an environmental activist for a while, which means I’ve had occasion to be interviewed a time or two. I’ve also read a lot of environmental reporting. And I’ve seen All the President’s Men, as did just about everyone in my generation who went on to major in journalism and become a reporter. I am a fan of the men and women of the Fourth Estate. Going out and getting the story, informing the public and thereby helping democracy to thrive, is a noble vocation. So this should be considered a gentle critique.

Lately, the journalistic method often seems to consist of the reporter interviewing subjects involved in the story, making sure the statements of opposing sides are represented in rough proportion, and writing an inevitable variation on he-said, she-said. I’m sure omnipresent deadlines are a factor in how deeply a story gets reported, not to mention decisions that must be made by editors about how much money to pour into a reporter’s quest to dig up everything they can.

But reporters who report on land use issues have an advantage. If they want to go beyond the clash of opinions, they don’t need to wear out shoe leather tracking down suppressed memos and filing Freedom of Information Act requests. When a major development project is announced and starts heading for a permit hearing, all the reporter needs to do to get the story, in addition to asking project opponents and proponents

what they think, is tap a keyboard a few times and pull up a document called an environmental impact report (EIR).

If a development project were a patient, the EIR would be its full medical history— all the tests, X-rays, full body scans, bone marrow density, and courses of treatment. They tend to clock in close to a thousand pages in length, and some could occupy several feet on a library shelf. The California Environmental Quality Act requires a high degree of thoroughness, and very long and expensive documents are the result. Everything anyone could want to know about the project—how it relates to all other current and proposed development in the area, what its impacts on the environment would be, what mitigation measures could reduce those impacts, and what impacts cannot be reduced by mitigation measures and why—is all there, in granular detail.

And though they look daunting, their indexing is equally thorough, so it’s not that hard to get to the section that has the information you need. (And while the environmental consultants who write EIRs may sometimes choose to interpret data in a way that makes an impact seem less harmful and makes life easier for the developer, no environmental consultant has ever massaged the data to make a project look like it will inflict more harm than it actually would.)

Last November, The Tribune published a story on the Dana Reserve headlined “SLO County housing development could add

1,289 homes. Why are neighbors opposed to it?” The Dana Reserve is an historically large project, with, as I’ve noted previously, massive environmental impacts. The story was appropriately long. The reporters interviewed Nick Tompkins, the developer, who is in favor of the project as designed, and local residents opposed to it, and a county planner who likes the idea of fulfilling the county’s “above moderate income” housing requirement at one shot. They all made their arguments in roughly equal proportion.

At no point in that long story did the term “environmental impact report” appear. As a result, statements like this simply skated by: • The developer said “he will mitigate the loss of these oak trees by planting about 1,500 new oak trees on the property, and conserving a tract of oaks on a ridge several miles from the development. He will also preserve 1,552 oak trees already on the property.”

• Referring to a much less impactful design alternative, the developer said “the county rejected this plan, however, because some of the homes were too close to the freeway by San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District standards.”

• “Critics are also concerned about how the Dana Reserve project would impact traffic.” But the developer said he’ll implement measures that “will offset many of the circulation problems.”

• And “a member of the San Luis Obispo County chapter of the Native Plant Society doesn’t agree with Tompkins’ conservation methods.”

But in fact, those “conservation methods”

were analyzed and discarded in the EIR because they won’t work. And residents are concerned about how the project will impact traffic because the EIR makes it clear that no amount of mitigating measures would reduce the significance of the project’s traffic impacts. And the EIR tells a different story— several, in fact—about why the less impactful alternative design was rejected.

I know that reporters prefer interviewing people and writing down their statements, and this puts the average thousand-page environmental document at a disadvantage. But when reporters have the facts at their fingertips and ignore them in favor of opinions, thereby making opinions sound like facts and vice versa, they are reporting the conflict, but they are not reporting the story. ∆

Andrew Christie is the director of the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club. Respond with a letter to letters@newtimesslo.com.

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“Rain,

rain, go away. Come again another day.” You know, like in a month or so. I mean seriously, we’re good for a while.

Unfortunately, a nursery rhyme isn’t going to stop the two storms heading toward the already soggy Golden State, and more rain means swollen creeks and rivers, more flooding, and inevitable damage and possible death. California is like a drunk frat boy ready to barf his last beer. The ground is fully saturated and there’s nowhere for more water to go. Urp.

But rain’s good, right?

California—which has experienced a decades-long drought that has severely depleted groundwater and left reservoirs nearly empty—obviously needs rain, and lots of it. However, if you think this storm is going to cure our water woes, bad news. Experts say the current downpour won’t have much impact on our drought, which would require consecutive years of severe wet weather to reverse it long-term.

We’ll no doubt have more bone-dry years ahead, and this series of storms will be another statistic. After all, this boom or bust weather cycle is all too familiar. SLO County has a long history of damaging floods going back to the 1850s and again in 1884, 1897, 1911, 1948, 1952, 1962, 1969, 1973, 1995, and 1998. We also have a history of severe drought: 1841, 1863-64, 1924, 1928-

1937, 1950s, 1976-77, 1986-92, 2007-09, 2011-17. You’d think the county would be better prepared to handle these reoccurring disasters. I mean, there’s a clear pattern here.

Instead, it seems like our “leaders” are missing in action.

Any word from our state senators?

John Laird of District 17? Radio silence, really? The only thing I’ve heard from him was a canned press release about how he supports Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new state budget, which appears to have a $22 billion (yes, with a “B”) deficit after having a $100 billion surplus the last four years. During an emergency, do you think your constituents care about a press release about you toeing the party budget line? And Monique Limón of District 19? Nothing? What about District 37 Assemblymember Gregg Hart? I know you’re new and all, but sheesh!

Newsflash, John, Monique, and Gregg— you have people to represent, actual human beings who have been flooded out of their homes. Maybe you could outline what the state will do to help them?

The only representatives we’ve heard from on the disaster are Congress members— Jimmy Panetta of District 19 and Salud Carbajal of District 24, the latter of whom was a member of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, so he’s had actual experience managing disasters such as

the various Santa Barbara wildfires, the Montecito debris flow, and the 2014 Isla Vista mass killings by a misogynist incel whose name is best forgotten.

They both pushed the Biden administration to approve a federal disaster declaration for Santa Barbara and SLO County after the original declaration excluded them.

“We are writing in strong support of the state of California’s request to amend your emergency declaration to include Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties,” they wrote the president. “Time is of the essence. Federal support is necessary to save lives, protect public health and safety, and defend property from damage in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

“In SLO County, 6,000 households are without power, Highway 101 is closed to flooding around Avila Beach, there is at least one confirmed fatality, and rescuers have ended the search for a 5-year-old boy who was swept away by floodwaters due to unsafe conditions,” they continued.

And then there’s District 30 Assemblymember Dawn Addis, who also put out a canned news release approving Newsom’s state budget. Lame timing, but to her credit, I heard Addis also pushed to get SLO County included in the declared disaster area. She is, after all, the only representative who’s actually from here.

Our largely silent local representatives could certainly learn something from their Santa Barbara

counterparts. They know how to mobilize help and get it to the people who need it. SLO County seems like it got caught with its pants down, and not in a fun way.

For the record, this is not a knock on our first responders, who have been exemplary. They, too, have been poorly served by the powers that be. It’s clear we need better planning and more resources to respond to and mitigate natural disasters like this one.

One thing we have in full supply are good neighbors willing to help one another. We saw regular people braving floodwaters to evacuate others or deliver sandbags or take in the displaced, and after the fact, we’ve seen people squeegeeing out their neighbors’ garages, shoveling mud, clearing debris, or cutting up downed trees. We may be politically divided, but our humanity remains whole.

The disaster has also shed light on another flaw of the gerrymandered Patten map. Not only did it stack the deck in Republicans’ favor, it created less manageable districts that will have a harder time responding to future disasters. And what about those orphaned folks in Los Osos, Oceano, Morro Bay, and parts of SLO Town who won’t be able to vote for a representative for another two years? Who do they call?

More rain is coming. Brace yourselves. ∆

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One life at a time

Tucked away on a 12-acre property outside Creston, 78 dogs have a renewed lease on life thanks to Charlotte Meade, her Meade Canine Rescue & Sanctuary, and the dedicated volunteers who work to keep senior dogs with health problems from being euthanized. Her operation has recently been complicated by the arrival of three litters of abandon puppies and two young mothers. There’s simply nowhere else for these animals to go.

After adopting five, Meade still has 16 puppies in her care, and how she acquired them is both horrifying and heartwarming.

In one case, on Christmas Eve, a young man driving up Cuesta Grade stopped to take in the view and heard whining nearby and discovered a dog crate full of puppies abandoned on the roadside—just left to die. He took them to Atascadero Pet Hospital, which couldn’t accept them but directed him to Meade.

In another case, a stray dog and her seven pups—three dead already—were found on a ranch off Highway 58 under a container that

rescuers couldn’t reach or move. The ranch owner was contacted, and he immediately drove from his home in San Jose to his ranch and used his forklift to remove the container so rescuers could reach the surviving dogs.

“What the heck!” exclaimed Meade. “I’ve been here for 11 years and never heard of this happening where dogs are found abandoned—two mothers and three litters of pups. People are not spaying and neutering their dogs and now we’re stuck with all these puppies, but what are the options?”

The options are grim. The kinds of dogs Meade’s facility rescues are always facing death—old, sick, and arguably unadoptable.

“She usually takes in dogs that will be put to sleep in shelters,” volunteer Penny Koines explained as she bathed a small poodle in a sink.

“She takes the dogs no one wants, the ones who are in dire need of advanced medical care, the ones who are scheduled to be put down, the ones who are surrendered by owners for various reasons,” volunteer Lisa

Boyer added. “After these dogs arrive to the rescue and receive necessary vet care, then she tirelessly works to find them good homes. The tagline of her rescue is, ‘Giving old dogs new lives.’”

Though trends point to fewer dogs being turned in to shelters in 2021 since a high in 2011, estimates suggest 3.3 million still enter shelters every year and 670,000 are euthanized. By all accounts, the nation’s

3,500 animal shelters are currently overflowing, which leaves the 14,000 no-kill shelters and nonprofit rescue organization like Meade’s to take up the slack.

Some news organizations have latched onto the idea that returned pandemic adoptions are to blame for full shelters, though a May 2021 American Society for the Prevention of

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RESCUED PUPPIES! Meade Canine Rescue & Sanctuary in Creston specializes in senior dogs with health issues but recently took in three litters of puppies that are in desperate need of adoption. They’re playful, sweet, and adorable.
The volunteers of Meade Canine Rescue & Sanctuary chip away at an insurmountable problem CANINE RESCUE continued page 16
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Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) report claimed 90 percent of people who adopted dogs are not planning on returning them.

Meade has her own theory.

“All these backyard breeders,” Meade said, “they should be banned from advertising.”

Since California passed AB 485, which prevents commercial dog breeders from selling puppies through California pet stores, breeders have turned to private sales, and unsold dogs are often considered disposable.

Many experts point to the economy and inflation as the main drivers in the current uptick in animal surrenders—people simply can no longer afford the cost of caring for their pets—but whatever the reason, dogs in kill shelters, like the county’s San Luis Obispo Animal Services, typically have about a 72-hour window to be adopted before they’re put down.

“It doesn’t help that there’s really no more low-cost spay or neuter programs in the county,” Meade lamented. “Even Woods Humane Society has increased their prices.”

Indeed, Woods now charges a minimum of $200, and that’s for dogs under 25 pounds without complications.

“We need some good families to adopt these puppies,” Meade said matter-of-factly, noting that all the puppies will be spayed or neutered before they’re released to new homes.

As of last week, she was caring for 78 animals, 65 of them senior dogs with health complications.

“They come and go,” Meade said sadly. “We had two deaths in the last two days, huge vet bills. People need to know, and there are so

many people that just don’t know how bad the problem is. California is a high-kill state.”

“The tragedy is there’s no more room,” Boyer added.

If left unchecked, an unspayed dog and her puppies could theoretically produce hundreds, if not thousands, of puppies over six to seven years—some sources, including PETA, say between 508 and 60,000. A female cat and her kittens similarly could theoretically produce more than 6,000 kittens in five years. (The oft-quoted number of 420,000 has been debunked, but the point is the same: That’s a lot of preventable stray animals.)

“Puppies are being dumped,” Meade said. “People must understand the need to spay and neuter their pets.”

Meade’s organization also helps subsidize spaying and neutering for those who can’t afford it, but resources are limited. This is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, after all.

“Nobody’s paid except the bookkeeper,” Meade noted. “We operate on volunteers and donations. We even have a thrift store in Atascadero, the Meade Canine Retail Shop [4303 Valdez Ave.].”

Monetary donations can be made through meadecaninerescue.net. Donations of food and bedding are also welcome.

“It’s an endless uphill battle,” Meade admitted. “We should be seeing a difference, but we’re not. We should be seeing shelters closing, but they’re not. It’s heartbreaking.

“We’ve saved thousands of lives and it’s a drop in the bucket.” ∆

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

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In a county where horses rule ranches, longtime Arroyo Grande residents Carlen and Jim Eckford have dedicated their lives to the welfare of donkeys.

Starting with two pet donkeys in the early 2000s, the couple grew that care to include a series of rescues. Finally, in 2017, they registered as a nonprofit, and Rancho Burro Donkey Sanctuary was born.

“We’re going to continue to do this because we bought a new property on Righetti Road [in San Luis Obispo], 46 acres. So, we’ll have a lot of room for donkeys to run and for more rescues as they show up,” Carlen said.

But their Tiffany Road property in Arroyo Grande is on the lookout for more volunteers to help the 14 donkeys and one mule on-site. Volunteers will feed, groom, and walk the animals, among other things.

“We have some great [volunteers] but not enough. We could have another 10 volunteers because we usually don’t have volunteers who want to work very many days or hours,” Jim said. “But they’re very valuable and helpful, and some are so dedicated. We love them and

they’re part of our family.”

Rancho Burro looks for prior equine management experience from interested candidates, but a sustained zeal for learning can win you the position either way.

“Many people have had experiences with horses when they were kids or had horses. But we don’t turn someone away if they don’t have experience,” Jim said. “If they look like they’re really motivated and appear to love the animal, we’d vet them as a valuable volunteer.”

Due to the time commitment to donkey care, the Eckfords found the “sweet spot” of volunteer demographics to be SLO County’s retired citizens. But irrespective of their life path, the ideal helper for the volunteer-run ranch is enthusiastic.

“These animals really like softness and gentleness from someone. Not hurried or wild kind of movements,” Carla said. “But they realize there’s a lot of work, too.”

Common sense and energy are two other traits sought out by Rancho Burro.

Donkeys have an average lifespan of 27 to 40 years—a period that can outlast owners who buy or adopt them, according to the Eckfords.

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Rancho Burro Donkey Sanctuary in Arroyo Grande seeks helping hands for donkey care
DONKEY SANCTUARY continued page 20
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DONKEY FAMILY From left to right, Chile, Polly, Romeo, and Teddy belong to the group of 14 donkeys and one mule at Rancho Burro Donkey Sanctuary, and are looked after by the Eckfords and some volunteers.
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“We don’t want someone who is timid, is afraid to engage the donkey and to learn to pick up its hoof and check it with a hoof pick,” Jim said.

Donkeys have an average lifespan of 27 to 40 years—a period that can outlast owners who buy or adopt them, according to the Eckfords. Rancho Burro doesn’t allow donkey adoptions because its owners found that many people who want to take them home underestimate the level of care needed.

“One of the services we found that we can perform is to set people straight on how much work it is to actually have a donkey, and the fact that they really need two because one donkey can be very, very lonely,” Jim said.

They primarily cater their limited space to donkeys who have been mistreated, abandoned, need medical care, or were found homeless. These rescues come in from all corners—the police, animal control officials, and once even from a family member whose hospitalized mother-in-law was compelled to surrender her donkeys.

“Recently, we got a call from the police that said that there was a donkey on Price Canyon Road grieving over his dead friend who was hit by a car,” Jim said. “It took us all day to catch him because he was so afraid of people and had a hard life. We’ve had donkeys from suicides, murders, headed to slaughter, you name it.”

Currently, Rancho Burro’s 15 equine animals can also be sponsored by community members. Sponsorship amounts start at $35 a month. That money provides the chosen donkey with hay and dietary

supplements, regular medical and dental checkups and emergency care, first aid treatment, and hoof care. The ranch isn’t open to the public, but sponsors get invited to the site to meet their sponsored donkeys. People can also visit Rancho Burro by making a tour donation.

The Eckfords have symbiotic plans to benefit both donkeys and humans.

Volunteer-facilitated donkey therapy is in the pipeline for the new ranch on Righetti Road. They hope to team up with their neighbor who does therapy with horses and learn that skill. Carlen added that they’d like to combine one-on-one counseling for children and developmentally challenged adults with therapy-trained donkeys. That would give the donation-based nonprofit a chance to apply for grants designed for mental health services.

“Donkeys have such interesting personalities,” Jim said. “We’ve seen this often: Being around them gives a person in need—that has some emotional problems— some comfort.”

For now, the ranch wants to meet volunteers who are ready to be on “donkey time.”

“There’s a misconception that they’re stubborn, but donkeys are very, very intelligent. A part of the reason is that they think about everything you ask them to do,” Carlen said. “You have to be very patient and show them that something is safe for them to do. But also, they learn things very quickly— by you showing them and them trusting you.” ∆

Reach Staff Writer Bulbul Rajagopal at brajagopal@newtimesslo.com.

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ARTS

NORTH COAST SLO COUNTY

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

COLLAGES AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF LOS OSOS Collages and photographs featuring Sweet Springs Nature Preserve and the Elfin Forest by Los Osos photographer Kelly Hayes are for sale online and on display at Los Osos Pop-up Gallery (1056 Los Osos Valley Road). Photo prints on metal, paper, acrylic, and greeting cards. ongoing Free. centralcoasty.com. Los Osos, Townwide, Los Osos.

COSTA GALLERY: ELLEN JEWETT Gallery hours are expected to be extended beginning in October or November for the holidays. ThursdaysSaturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Costa Gallery, 2087 10th St., Los Osos, 559-799-9632.

|2 and Search Highlight|THE CRUCIBLE Arthur Miller’s riveting tale of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, where religion, personal grudges, and fear clash, with deadly results. Jan. 13-15 my805tix.com.

By The Sea Productions, 545 Shasta Ave., Morro Bay.

paintings and sculptures. Through Jan. 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

brass, nickel/silver, and found objects. This new series of whales and birds uses copper and sea glass. ongoing 805-772-9955. Seven Sisters Gallery, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 8, Morro Bay, sevensistersgalleryca.com.

NEW YEAR, NEW GREENS

The Los Osos Valley Garden Club hosts a virtual presentation, Container Gardening Basics, via Zoom on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Participants will learn tips on planting and creating flower displays, designing succulent container gardens, and more. Admission to join the Zoom meeting is free. Email info@lovgardenclub.org for the Zoom link, or visit lovgardenclub.org for more info on the program.

FINE ART MIXED MEDIA PAINTINGS

BY STEVIE CHUN: GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE Stevie Chun is passionate about shape and color in her paintings and crafts and uses minimal outlined shapes to create larger formats on canvas, paper, ceramics and other surfaces. Through Jan. 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

FOR THE BIRDS Art Center Morro Bay presents its annual For the Birds exhibit. This exciting exhibition celebrates Morro Bay’s vast array of indigenous species of birds and all things bird-related. Jan. 22- Feb. 20, 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. You will receive as much or as little instruction as you prefer. No artistic experience is necessary. Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. $45. 805772-9095. Forever Stoked, 1164 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay.

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

THE PLEIN AIR TEAM Acrylic artist, Nancy Lynn, and husband, watercolorist, Robert Fleming, have an ongoing show of originals and giclee prints of Morro Bay and local birds. ongoing 805-772-9955. Seven Sisters Gallery, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 8, Morro Bay, sevensistersgalleryca.com.

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

Through Jan. 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

NORTH SLO COUNTY DEPRISE BRESCIA ART GALLERY: OPEN DAILY Features a large selection of encaustic art, sculpted paintings, art installations, acrylic palette knife paintings, digital art, glass, jewelry, stones, fossils, and a butterfly sculpture garden. ongoing DepriseBrescia.com. Deprise Brescia Art Gallery, 829 10th St., Paso Robles, 310-621-7543.

NANCY HILL FABRIC ART EXHIBITION AT THE DOSTER GALLERY Doster Gift Gallery in Atascadero will be hosting an exciting exhibition of Nancy Hill’s extraordinary fabric sculptures. Opens on Dec. 16 and runs through the end of January. Through Jan. 31 Free. 805 462-9309. Doster Gift Gallery, 5970 Entrada Ave., Atascadero.

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.

ALL LEVELS POTTERY CLASSES Anam Cre is a pottery studio in SLO that offers a variety of classes. This specific class is open to any level. Teachers are present for questions, but the class feels more like an open studio time for potters. Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. $40. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, anamcre.com.

ARTIST RIKI SCHUMACHER AT ART

CENTRAL GALLERY Schumacher’s work is pensive and introspective, inspiring one to take a solitary walk on a cloudy day. Wander in to reflect on her “delicious, wistful landscapes.” Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo.com/galleryartists/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

DEAR, RIDER: SCREENING AND FILMMAKERS Q-AND-A Central Coast film premiere of Dear, Rider: The Jake Burton Story with a special filmmaker Q-and-A following the screening. Jan. 14 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10 general admission; $5 students. 805-668-4828. centralcoastfilmsociety.org. Palm Theatre, 817 Palm St, San Luis Obispo.

HILDA KILPATRICK-FREYRE: ART SHOW Hilda is influenced by California paintings, as well as impressionists. Her work is vibrant and she paints local nature scenes. Through Feb. 14 805-5455401. bigskycafe.com. Big Sky Cafe, 1121 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo.

IMPROV COMEDY SHOW Improv comedy returns to the SLO Public Market. Join the hilarious cast of the Central Coast Comedy Theater for its first improv show of 2023. Jan. 13 $10. eventbrite. com. San Luis Obispo Public Market, 3845 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, 805-439-4285.

STUDIOS ON THE PARK: CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Check site for a variety of classes and workshops offered. ongoing studiosonthepark.org. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805-238-9800.

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 805-8355893. hmcruceceramics.com/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

GALLERY

AT MARINA SQUARE: OPENING RECEPTION FOR JANUARY

EXHIBITS A reception for featured artists Jari De Ham and Stevie Chun and the artists in the gallery’s current group show. Jan. 14 , 3-5 p.m. Free. 805-7721068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero suite 10, Morro Bay.

METAL ART BY TRUDI GILLIAM Gilliam creates her sculptures using copper,

START THE NEW YEAR WITH LARRY LE BRANE’S BEGINNING FUSED GLASS

CLASS No previous art skills needed to make fused glass home-garden décor, gifts, dishware, and jewelry. Class size is 4 to 6 students. Safety mask and vaccination required, please.No drop-ins. Must attend all classes. Jan. 14 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $150 for three weeks. 805748-6935. Central Coast Glass Blowing and Fusing, 1279 2nd Street, Los Osos, RodBakerGlass.com.

TRACE YOUR FAVORITE IMAGE FUSED GLASS PLATE OR BOWL Preserve your child’s or your own sketches in glass. Jan. 16 10 a.m.-noon $100. 805-464-2633. glassheadstudio.com. Glasshead Studio, 8793 Plata Lane, Suite H, Atascadero.

SAN LUIS OBISPO

ACTOR’S EDGE: ACTING CLASSES

Actor’s Edge offers film and television

COMEDY HOUSE A night of stand-up comedy and house music. Featuring an all female lineup of comics from SLO to LA. Jan. 21 , 6-11 p.m. $20-$65. eventbrite. com. The Siren at El Chorro, 2990 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo, 805-541-1149.

COMEDY NIGHT Professional comedy show featuring local and touring comics. Hosted by Aidan Candelario. Third Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. $5. 805-540-8300. Bang the Drum Brewery, 1150 Laurel Lane, suite 130, San Luis Obispo, bangthedrumbrewery.com.

DATE NIGHT POTTERY Looking for a fun date night? Head to Anam Cre Pottery Studio and play with clay. Couples will learn how to throw a pot on the wheel and make a cheeseboard. Fridays, Saturdays, 6-8 p.m. $140. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, anamcre.com.

INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING: ADULT ART CLASS This class is for students who may have tried oil painting in the past but are looking to advance their skill levels. Color theory and proportion study will be a focus in the class. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. $30 per student or $75 for 3 classes. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo.com/ workshops-events/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

INTRO TO OIL PAINTING WITH SPENCER COLLINS The perfect class for those wanting to try oil painting for the first time. Guests discuss color theory, layering paint, and how to use various media. For ages 16 and over. Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $30 per class or $100 for 4 classes. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo. com/workshops-events/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

KIDS POTTERY CLASSES Enjoy making animal sculptures, bowls, plates, etc. Please arrive on time, not early, as venue uses the transition time between classes to sanitize. Designed to sign up on a weekly basis. Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. $40. anamcre.com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

FINE ART CRAFTS BY JARI DE HAM: GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE Jarien de Ham began Chinese brush painting in 2002. The Central Coast inspires her WHERE THE BIRDS ARE: A GROUP PHOTO SHOW Featuring photographers: Alice Cahill, Cathy Russ, Gregory Siragusa, Karen Peterson, Dominic Hartman, Jessica Weiss, and Michael Johnston.
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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 .......... 22 Food & Drink ..................... 26 Music 26 www.newtimesslo.com • January 12 - January 19, 2023 • New Times • 21
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LEARN TO WEAVE MONDAYS An

opportunity to learn how a four-shaft loom works. You will get acquainted as a new weaver or as a refresher with lots of tips and tricks. This class includes getting to know a loom, how to prepare/dress a loom, and much much more. Mondays, 1-4 p.m. $75 monthly. 805-441-8257.

Patricia Martin: Whispering Vista Studios, 224 Squire Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo, patriciamartinartist.com.

LITTLE TREASURES HOLIDAY EXHIBIT

Artwork in this exhibit is priced $100 or less. Everything is handcrafted and made with love by local artists. Find that oneof-a-kind gift for that special someone. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4 p.m. through Jan. 30 Free. 805-7474200. artcentralslo.com. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

THE MONDAY CLUBHOUSE CONSERVANCY FINE ARTS AWARDS

APPLICATIONS Open to high school juniors and seniors. Categories: classical music, jazz music, and visual art. Submit online application. Finalists in all categories compete in a live competition at The Monday Club on Feb. 26. Through Jan. 30 Free. 805-242-1076. themondayclubslo.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

OPEN MIC COMEDY Sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Aidan Candelario. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-540-8300. saintsbarrel. com/event-calendar. Saints Barrel Wine Bar, 1021 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

PICKET PAINTING PARTY Decorative picket purchasing opportunities are available to show your support and help fund maintenance and educational programs in the Children’s Garden.

Second Saturday of every month, 1-4 p.m. $75 per picket or 2 for $100. 805-541-1400. slobg.org. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

OF THE CENTRAL

PLEIN AIR PAINTERS

COAST A self-directed fun group of dynamic artists who enjoy painting and sketching outdoors. Artists meet on site at various locations. Weekly plein air destinations are provided by Kirsti Wothe via email (mrswothe@yahoo.com). Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon SLO County, Various locations, San Luis Obispo.

POTTERY: BEGINNING WHEEL CLASS

This series is a great intro to the pottery wheel. Students learn to throw various shapes, surface decorate, and glaze. Clay and firing included with admission. Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $180. anamcre.com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

SCULPTURE CLASS WITH ROD PEREZ

This weekly sculpture drop-in class gives an opportunity for potters to take on new projects and learn new techniques relating to sculptural work. Additionally, every first Friday of the month, a new project will be taught by Rod Perez for beginners. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon $40. anamcre.com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio,

LIGHTHOUSE IN A BOTTLE

Ashly Sagariballa (pictured), of Saunter Yoga and Wellness, will lead a yoga session and hike at the Point San Luis Lighthouse on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Early registration is recommended, and tickets to the session are available in advance at my805tix. com. Entry is $40. For more info, visit pointsanluislighthouse.org. The Point San Luis Lighthouse is located at 1 Lighthouse Road, Avila Beach.

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(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.

MIXED MEDIA FOR AGES 5-7 Each week students will have the opportunity to explore and combine various mediums like pastels with tempera, watercolors and collage, or clay and wood and so much more. Mondays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. $25. 805668-2125. lila.community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP (AGES 7-12) Come explore mixed media with an emphasis on the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. Each week, students will have the opportunity to use various media. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45 p.m. $25. 805-668-2125. lila. community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT AT DANA

CULTURAL CENTER Photography of My Diné ( Navajo) Family and images of the Southwestern Landscape by professor, photographer, and DANA volunteer John Craig. Jan. 22 1 p.m. $8 for non-members; $3 for children; free for DANA Members. 805-929-5679. danaadobe.org. DANA Adobe Cultural Center, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo.

CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

NORTH COAST SLO COUNTY

AXE THROWING Enjoy the art of axe throwing in a safe and fun environment. Kids ages 10 and older are welcome with an adult. No personal axes please. Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturdays, 12-6 p.m. $20. 805-528-4880. baysidemartialarts.com. Bayside Martial Arts, 1200 2nd St., Los Osos.

advanced students welcome. Day and evening classes offered. MondaysSaturdays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for more info. 805-701-7397. charvetmartialarts. com. Morro Bay Martial Arts, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

PALE KAI OUTRIGGER CANOE DEMO DAYS Join Pale Kai for a fun intro to outrigger canoe paddling. Jan. 14 8-10 & 10 a.m.-noon Free. palekai.org/ recruitment-program/. Coleman Park, Morro Bay, 101 Coleman Drive, Morro Bay, (805) 772-6278.

SOCRATES: DISCUSSION GROUP Group members present interesting and thought provoking topics of all sorts. Topics are selected in advance and moderated by volunteers. Vaccinations are necessary. Enter through wooden gate to garden area. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. 805-528-7111. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay, coalescebookstore.com/.

ASTROLOGY 101: 5-PART SERIES

Have you always been curious about astrology and your horoscope but don’t know where to start? If yes, than this is the offering for you. Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. through Feb. 17 $125. 805-464-2838. oracleatascaderoca.com. Oracle, 6280 Palma Ave., Atascadero.

KUNDALINI 4 PART SERIES Please join Hanna, of Wholistic Alchemy, as she guides you through this 4-part Kundalini Series, exploring, learning, and embodying the roots of Kundalini yoga. Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. through Jan. 26 $100. 805-464-2838. oracleatascaderoca. com. Oracle, 6280 Palma Ave., Atascadero.

FRIDAY MEETINGS

NAR-ANON:

1243 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

SENIOR CLAY CLASS Offered to the senior community as an outlet to explore the beauty of clay. For ages 60 and over. Caretakers welcome for an additional $20. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon $40. anamcre. com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

VIRGINIA MACK: BEGINNING

WATERCOLOR This is a watercolor class designed to let you jump in and try out this engaging medium through experimentation. It’s designed for beginners and those with watercolor experience who wish to expand their knowledge of painting in watercolors. To enroll please contact Mack via email: vbmack@charter.net Wednesdays, 1:303:30 p.m. $35. 805-747-4200. artcentralslo. com/workshops-events/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

SOUTH COAST SLO COUNTY

MIXED MEDIA (ADULTS) Each week, attendees will combine two or more media in several pieces, while working with watercolor, acrylic, ink, pastels, charcoal as well as various printmaking techniques in the course of a month. Enjoy discovering new ways to work with traditional and nontraditional materials. Mondays, 1-3 p.m. $35. 805-668-2125. lila. community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

MIXED MEDIA FOR AGES 5-6 AND 7-12 For ages 5-6 (Mondays) and 7-12

OPEN STUDIO (AGES 7-12) Guests can explore a variety of media and techniques while focusing on their own subject matter. Whether they come with a project in mind, or find their way as they play, this class offers a chance for independent learning in a supportive environment.

Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. $25. 805-6682125. lila.community/all-workshops/openstudio. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

OPEN STUDIO FOR ADULTS Guests can come in and decide what materials they would like to work with and create freely. Share your creative process with others and see how your work will flourish.

Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. and Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. $40. 805-668-2125. Lila. community. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

PLAY, EXPLORE, CREATE (AGES 5-7) Young artists will play at various stations, exploring games, and mixed media. There will be a new activity each week. Wonderful opportunities for drawing, painting, and sculpture. Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. $25. 805-668-2125. lila.community.

LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande.

PLAY, EXPLORE, CREATE 1 (AGES 3 AND 4) Enjoy the opportunity to explore drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media. Each week a new adventure awaits. Thursdays, 2-3 p.m. and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. $25. 805-668-2125. lila.

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

CENTRAL

STAY YOUNG WITH QI GONG Qi gong offers great anti-aging benefits, providing a comprehensive system for improving physical, mental and emotional health. Its roots date back thousands of years in China. Learn with certified instructor Devin Wallace. Call first. Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. $10. 805-709-2227. Hardie Park, Ash Ave. and B St., Cayucos.

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.

A meeting for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction of a loved one. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Free. 805-4412164. North County Connection, 8600 Atascadero Ave., Atascadero.

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.

TAI CHI This course’s instructor has won many Tai Chi and other internal martial arts tournaments. Both experienced martial artists and new learners are welcome to the class. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $65. 805-2373988. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles.

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.

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS MEETING Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a Twelve Step recovery program for anyone who desires to have healthy and loving relationships with themselves and others. Meeting is hybrid (both in person and on Zoom). For information, call 805-900-5237. Saturdays, 1-2:15 p.m. Free. thecambriaconnection.org/. Cambria Connection, 1069 Main St., Cambria, (805) 927-1654.

KIDS WINTER CAMP Offered in both the winter and the summer, kids camp is a place for third through sixth graders to play games, make friends, catch frogs, and experience God through teachings and creation. Jan. 13 and Jan. 16 $225. 805-238-3582. facebook.com/ OutsiderCamp. Granite Ridge Christian Camp, 4850 Coyote Creek Lane, Creston.

MORRO BAY MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

Disciplines include advanced athletic performance fitness training, Thai kickboxing, and more. Beginners to

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

TAI CHI CHUN/ QI GONG BASICS Learn the foundation of Qi Gong, the rooting of breathing, and Shaolin Tai Chi. TuesdaysThursdays Call for details. 805-701-7397. 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. 805-772-7466. fitnessworksmb. com. FitnessWorks, 500 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay.

ZEN IN MOTION Learn the Shaolin Water Style and other deep breathing and moving meditation techniques with the 2019 Taijiquan Instructor of the Year. Beginners Welcome.Instructor Certification Courses available. Mondays, Wednesdays Call for details. 805-701-7397. charvetmartialarts.com. Grateful Body, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

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.

YANG STYLE TAI CHI The course’s instructor won many Tai Chi and other internal martial arts tournaments. Both experienced martial artists and new learners are welcome to the class. Mondays, Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m. $62. 805-470-3360. Colony Park Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way, Atascadero.

AGILITY CLINIC Agility (AKA parkour) offers a path to social confidence. No experience is necessary, so come transform from timid to triumphant. Ages 5 to 17 welcome. Jan. 14 1:153:15 p.m. $25 for first child; $10 per additional sibling. 805-547-1496. performanceathleticsslo.com/events. Performance Athletics Gymnastics, 4484 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

BARS AND BOUNCE CLINIC Build whole-body strength swinging on bars and bouncing on trampolines. Jan. 21 1:15-3:15 p.m. $25 for first child, with $10 per additional sibling. 805-547-1496. performanceathleticsslo.com/events. Performance Athletics Gymnastics, 4484 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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Vinyl FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 Flower City Ballroom, Lompoc Anomaly House: Liminal Space, Showcase of Outsider Art WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 Flower City Ballroom, Lompoc Laugh Therapy Stand-Up Comedy WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 Mavick Saloon, Santa Ynez Stand-Up Comedy hosted by Justin Bournonville SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 Flower City Ballroom, Lompoc Pilates/Hike to the Lighthouse SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 Point San Luis Lighthouse, Avila Beach Women Making Waves: Your New Vibe: Intention, Manifestation, Action FRIDAY, JANUARY 27 Vibe Health Lounge, SLO Hexenghul, Disrupted Euphoria, Sinsation, and Pentacaustic SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 Flower City Ballroom, Lompoc SLOFunny Comedy Show SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 Veterans Memorial Building, Morro Bay SLOFunny Comedy Show SUNDAY, JANUARY 29 Niffy’s Merrimaker, Baywood-Los Osos Nature Nights: Immersive Outdoor Holiday Light & Art Exhibition FRI, SAT, SUN THRU MARCH 19 SLO Botanical Garden Point San Luis Lighthouse Tours In-Person WED & SAT Virtual ON DEMAND Avila Beach Be Hoppy Tours: Sip of SLO Brewery/Cidery Tours THURS & SUN THRU JUNE 29 Begin and end at CC Brewing, SLO Be Hoppy Tours: Friday Hoppy Hour Tours FRIDAYS THRU JUNE 30 Begin and end at CC Brewing, SLO Basin Street Regulars: Jazz Jubilee by the Sea THURS–SUN, JANUARY 12–15 Pismo Beach / Grover Beach WiiRE SLO: Norma Rapko: You’re A Creative Genius, Start Acting Like One! FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 Saints Barrel, San Luis Obispo SELL TICKETS WITH US! It’s free! Contact us for more info: 805-546-8208 info@My805Tix.com Songwriters At Play: Severin Browne WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18 Moonstone Cellars, Cambria Symphony of the Vines: Classical Artistry SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 Mission San Miguel Arcángel The Deveros, Hostile Takedown, Dirt Fight, Radiation Invasion SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 Flower City Ballroom, Lompoc By the Sea Productions: The Crucible FRI, SAT, SUN, JANUARY 13, 14, 15 545 Shasta Ave, Morro Bay Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The Red Velvet Cake War FRI, SAT, SUN, JANUARY 13–29 1660 N. McClelland, Santa Maria Anomaly House Presents: Friday the 13th Techno Massacre Rave FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 Flower City Ballroom, Lompoc Songwriters At Play: Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson Tribute SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 Unity of Santa Maria Dear Rider: The Jake Burton Story Screening and Filmmaker Q&A SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 Palm Theatre, San Luis Obispo www.newtimesslo.com • January 12 - January 19, 2023 • New Times • 23
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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. Mondays-Sundays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sliding scale. 559-905-9274. theartofsilence.net. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

CAL HOPE SLO GROUPS AT TMHA Visit

CROSSING OVER WITH PSYCHIC MEDIUM JOHN EDWARD LIVE See Psychic Medium John Edward live on tour. This is your chance to be part of a live group audience to watch Edward connect with the other side. There will be question and answer sessions and messages from the other side. Jan. 18 7-9 p.m. $100. johnedward.net/events/san-luis-obispoca-2/. Embassy Suites, 333 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo, 805-549-0800.

FREE GUIDED MEDITATION GROUP A free guided meditation group held every

QI GONG FOR MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT

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

SBCEO EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT WEBINAR: YOUTH OPIOID AND FENTANYL EPIDEMIC SBCEO to lead

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.

SLO RAM RETIRED ACTIVE MEN

COFFEE CABINET Weekly Coffee Cabinet meeting of the SLO RAM Active Retired Men, a local men’s social club. Click ‘Contact’ on website for invite. Thursdays, 8-9:30 a.m. $10. retiredactivemen.org. Madonna Inn Garden Room, 100 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo.

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Born in 1922 Poland, Joe sent by the Nazis to 12 different Concentration Camps, including Dachau and Auschwitz. After the brutal annihilation of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943, he was assigned to a slave-group tasked with cleaning up the destruction’s aftermath. Towards the end of the war, after being shuttled from one death camp to another, the Nazis forced Mr. Alexander on one of their infamous death marches from which very few survived.

Email aarapgroup@gmail.com for password access. Sundays, 7-8 p.m. No fee. galacc.org/events/. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS OF PERSONS WITH FTD

(FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA) A welcoming meeting providing information and support for caregivers of people with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). FTD is a dementia that affects younger people and is very difficult for families. This is an open group. Caregivers can drop in for information, supportive discussion, and caregiving tips. Second Saturday of every month, 2:30-4 p.m. through Jan. 14 805471-8102. calpoly.zoom.us/j/83141446835. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

TAI CHI AND QIGONG FITNESS ONLINE Gentle but powerful physical exercises to improve balance, posture, and overall well being. Wednesdays, 8:25-10:35 a.m. through May 24 $77. 805-549-1222. ae.slcusd.org. Online, See website, San Luis Obispo.

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

WEAVING OUR GARMENT OF DESTINY: A PILGRIMAGE Gina Whitaker and Ken Hill of the People of Faith for Justice presents Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday with a program about the Living Legacy Pilgrimage of the Civil Rights Trail reflecting on the power of nonviolence over violence and MLK’s legacy today. Jan. 15 3-4 p.m. Free. 805-771-9565. Unitarian Universalist, 2201 Lawton Ave., San Luis Obispo, uuslo.org.

SOUTH COAST SLO COUNTY

BEGINNER GROUP SURF LESSONS

AND SURF CAMPS Lessons and camp packages available daily. All equipment included. ongoing Starts at $70. 805-8357873. sandbarsurf.com/. Sandbar Surf School Meetup Spot, 110 Park Ave., Pismo Beach.

FREE YOGA FOR FIRST RESPONDERS, EMS, AND COMMUNITY CARETAKERS

Join for some well-deserved self-care. Anyone including fire, EMS, police, hospital workers, medical staff, assisted living caretakers, etc. is welcome. All yoga abilities are encouraged to attend. Please email empoweryoga805@gmail.com in advance to enroll. Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. 805-619-0989. Empower Yoga Studio and Community Boutique, 775 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, empoweryoga805.com.

HOMESHARE SLO COFFEE CHAT:

ARROYO GRANDE Join a chat about home sharing and learn about being either a provider or affordable housing options. Jan. 18 3 p.m. smartsharehousingsolutions.org. Panera Bread, 1390 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande.

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. Check website for more details. Wednesdays, Saturdays pointsanluislighthouse.org/. Point San Luis Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Rd., Avila Beach.

SOCIAL GROUP FOR WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS Call for more details. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. 805904-6615. Oak Park Christian Church, 386 N Oak Park Blvd., Grover Beach.

WEEKLY WATER SAFETY LESSONS Facility advertised as open and safe. Give the office a call to register over the phone. Mondays-Fridays $160-$190. 805-4816399. 5 Cities Swim School, 425 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, 5citiesswimschool.com.

YOGA AND HIKE TO THE LIGHTHOUSE Hike to the Point San Luis Lighthouse for a one of a kind yoga session by Ashley Sagariballa, of Saunter Yoga and Wellness. Jan. 22 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. my805tix.com. Point San Luis Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Rd., Avila Beach.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY/LOS ALAMOS

SANTA MARIA VALLEY WOMEN’S

MARCH 2023 A march, a rally featuring local speakers, and an “action alley” of community partners. Jan. 21 , 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 805-266-0518. facebook.com/ womensmarchsmv. Minami Community Center, 600 W. Enos Drive, Santa Maria.

FOOD & DRINK

NORTH COAST SLO COUNTY

BREAKFAST ON THE BAY A monthly occasion that brings together the passionate citizens and business owners of the greater Estero Bay region in one place to deepen connections and share information. Breakfast is included with ticket price. Third Wednesday of every month, 7:30-9 a.m. $20 per member; $25 per non-member. 805-772-4467. morrochamber.org. Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay.

MORRO BAY MAIN STREET FARMERS MARKET Get fresh and veggies, fruit, baked goods, sweets, and handmade artisan crafts. Come have some fun with your local farmers and artisans and enjoy delicious eats while enjoying the fresh breeze of Morro Bay. Saturdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. through May 31 Varies. 805-824-7383. morrobayfarmersmarket.com. Morro Bay Main Street Farmers Market, Main Street and Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

NORTH SLO COUNTY

PAINT AND PINTS Join ArtSocial805 at Barrelhouse where you will paint “the winter Cabin” while sipping on your favorite BarrelHouse beer. Jan. 19 6-8 p.m. $50. artsocial805.com. Barrelhouse Brewing Co. Brewery and Gardens, 3055 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, 805-296-1128.

PAINT AND SIP Join Art Social 805 at Pour House in Paso Robles and paint a “ customized Welcome Sign,” while enjoying a complementary glass of liquid courage. Jan. 19, 6-8 p.m. $50. artsocial805.com. The Pour House, 525 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805-239-1000.

TACO TUESDAYS La Parilla Taqueria will be in the courtyard serving up their delicious tacos and tostadas. Menu typically includes barbacoa, chicken, and pastor tacos, as well as shrimp ceviche tostadas. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. 805-4606042. ancientowlbeergarden.com. Ancient Owl Beer Garden, 6090 El Camino Real, suite C, Atascadero.

SAN LUIS OBISPO

DOWNTOWN SLO FARMERS MARKET Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Downtown SLO, Multiple locations, San Luis Obispo.

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PUB TRIVIA Bring your thinking cap as questions vary from pop culture, geography, to sports. There is a little for everyone. Prizes for the winning teams. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 805-439-2529. Oak and Otter Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Road, suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

SOUTH COAST SLO COUNTY

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.

SANTA MARIA VALLEY/LOS ALAMOS COAST TO CUYAMA Venue is partnering with Santa Barbara’s La Paloma Cafe for a weekend-long event celebrating the coast and the valley of our Santa Barbara County. Jan. 20, Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 661-766-2825. cuyamabuckhorn.com/ happenings/coast-to-cuyama. Cuyama Buckhorn, 4923 Primero St., New Cuyama.

LOMPOC/VANDENBERG

HEAD GAMES TRIVIA AND TACO

TUESDAYS CLASH Don’t miss Head Games Trivia at COLD Coast Brewing Company every Tuesday night. Teams can be up to 6 members. Earn prizes and bragging rights. Kekas will be serving their delicious local fare. Fun for all ages. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-819-0723. coldcoastbrewing.com. COLD Coast Brewing Company, 118 W Ocean Ave, Lompoc.

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SECOND SATURDAY OPEN AIR MARKET:

LOS ALAMOS A carefully curated open air artisan and farm market. Features great vintage finds, handwoven and hand dyed textiles, hand-spun yarn, organic body care products, and locally grown organic eats. Second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805-722-4338. Sisters Gifts and Home, 349 Bell Street, Los Alamos.

MUSIC

NORTH COAST SLO COUNTY BLUES AGENDA JAM AND SHOWCASE

Held at the renovated Niffy’s Merrimaker every first and third Wednesday. Local, visiting, and newcomers are welcome to the blues jam, which showcases musicians from the vibrant Central Coast blues jam scene. Liquid refreshments only. Outside food welcome. Third Wednesday of every month, 7-10 p.m. Free. 805-235-5223. The Merrimaker Tavern, 1301 2nd Street, Los Osos.

EASTON EVERETT AT LIBERTINE BREWING CO. Easton Everett plays guitar-woven Indie music that generates curiosity, with distinctive sound and a sweeping groove. Jan. 21 8-11 p.m. eastoneverett.com/. Libertine Brewing Co. (Morro Bay), 801 Embarcadero Way, Morro Bay, 805-772-0700.

JACK ARTUSIO PIANO RECITAL Local pianist Jack Artusio has lived and taught on the Central Coast for decades and has performed numerous recitals around California over the years. Jan. 22 3-4:30 p.m. Free. 805-528-0654. stbenslososos. org. St. Benedict’s Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln., Los Osos.

LISTENING AS RITUAL Group listening sessions with musician/musicologist Ben Gerstein. Explore remarkable recordings of world music, nature field recording, western classical and contemporary, and jazz, sharing and discussing inspiration and perspectives on the expressive power of peoples, cultures, animals and habitats through sonic experience. Every other Monday, 7-8:15 p.m. $10-$15 donation. 805-305-1229. leftcoastartstudio.com/. Left Coast Art Studio, 1188 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos.

LIVE MUSIC WITH GUITAR WIZ AT LUNADA GARDEN BISTRO “Guitar Wizard” Billy Foppiano plays a wide range of music, including blues, R&B, classic rock, and more. Fourth Sunday of every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 805-900-5444. Lunada Garden Bistro, 78 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos.

NEXT LIFE LIVE AT THE MERRIMAKER

What would it sound like if Tom Petty met the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin for a jam? Next Life might be the answer. Jan. 16 5-7 p.m. 805-439-1735. The Merrimaker Tavern, 1301 2nd Street, Los Osos.

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, 6 p.m. Free. 805-995-3883. schoonerscayucos.com. Schooners, 171 North Ocean Ave, Cayucos.

|2 and Search Highlight| SEVERIN BROWNE IN CONCERT With roots in pop, jazz, country, rock, and R&B, LA’s Severin Browne continues to surprise his acoustic audiences with surprisingly catchy melodies. Jan. 18 6-8 p.m. $25. 805-204-

6821. stevekey.com/ events. Moonstone Cellars, 812 Cornwall St, Cambria.

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AIREENE ESPIRITU

Aireene Espiritu’s original songs draw from Latin/ African rhythms, folk, bluegrass pickings, and inspirations from gospel music. Special guests include Taylor C. Lewis and Keeper. Jan. 17 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. stevekey.com/events. Schooners, 171 North Ocean Ave, Cayucos.

THE STORYTELLERS LIVE A progressive bluegrass ensemble whose repertoire represents a unique blend of rootsrock, Americana, country-blues, folk, and more. Jan. 13 7:30-10 p.m. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-225-1312, thesirenmorrobay. com/.

NEVER TOO BASSOON

The Los Angeles Reed Quintet will perform at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church in Los Olivos on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. The five-person ensemble includes bassoon player Anthony Parnther (pictured), a featured performer on several film soundtracks. The group’s Los Olivos show is part of the Santa Ynez Valley Concert Series. Visit smitv.org/syvconcert-series for more info. St. Mark’s-inthe-Valley Episcopal Church is located at 2901 Nojoqui Ave., Los Olivos.

TRIBUTE TO DOLLY AND WILLIE IN CAMBRIA Songwriters at Play presents local and touring artists covering Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson songs. Jan. 15 , 2-4:30 p.m. $25. 805-2046821. stevekey.com/ events. Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

NORTH SLO COUNTY

BARREL ROOM CONCERT: UNFINISHED BUSINESS Enjoy the views of the hilltop vineyard and the rad tunes of Unfinished Business. Jan. 22 4-6 p.m. my805tix.com. Cass Winery and Vineyard, 7350 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

FRIDAY NIGHT DJ Weekly DJ series, with a different DJ every Friday. Presented by friends at Traffic Record store in Atascadero. Come listen, dance, drink, and unwind every Friday. All ages event; no cover charge. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. 805460-6042. ancientowlbeergarden.com. Ancient Owl Beer Garden, 6090 El Camino Real, suite C, Atascadero.

SYMPHONY OF THE VINES: CLASSICAL ARTISTRY Maestro Magie leads the orchestra. Featuring violinist Mischa Lefkowitz as soloist. Jan. 15 , 3 p.m. my805tix.com. Mission San Miguel Arcángel, 775 Mission St., San Miguel.

SAN LUIS OBISPO

CAL POLY BACH WEEK CHAMBER CONCERT: BACH RECONSTRUCTED/

—C.W.

DECONSTRUCTED Tesserae Baroque will perform modern reconstructions of Bach’s works, including their own. Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m. $20 general; $10 students. 805-756-4849. music.calpoly.edu/ calendar/special/. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.

CAL POLY BACH WEEK FINALE: BACH AND THE GERMAN CHORALE Members of Cal Poly’s Chamber Choir, Symphony, and faculty join with guest artists to perform a variety of works based on German chorale tunes and texts. Jan. 21 2 & 7:30 p.m. $20 general; $10 students. 805-756-4849. music.calpoly.edu/ calendar/. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.

CAL POLY BACH WEEK INSTRUMENTAL MASTER CLASS AND CONTINUO WORKSHOP Guest artists Leif Woodward, cello, and Ian Pritchard, harpsichord, will coach Cal Poly students in instrumental repertoire from the Baroque era. Jan. 19 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.

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CAL POLY BACH WEEK VOCAL MASTER

CLASS Guest artist Mindy Ella Chu will coach several Cal Poly voice students in repertoire from the Baroque era. Jan. 19 3 p.m. Free. 805-756-2406. music.calpoly. edu/calendar/special/. Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

CAL POLY BACH WEEK: ‘THE ART OF THE FUGUE’ LECTURE AND CHAMBER

CONCERT Join composer Meredith Brammeier, Bach Week co-director David Arrivée, University Organist Paul Woodring, and special guests for an exploration of the fugue, from Bach to the present. Jan. 17 7:30 p.m. Free. 805756-2406. music.calpoly.edu/calendar/. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

DAVID ORR: LIVE IN THE TASTING ROOM Come on over for the sweet sounds of David Orr and many delicious ciders on tap. Jan. 13 5-7 p.m. Free. 805-721-6878. SLO Cider, 3419 Roberto Ct., Suite C, San Luis Obispo.

DIRT MONKEY X JANTSEN: FULL CIRCLE TOUR Jan. 12 , 8 p.m. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805-546-8600, fremontslo.com.

DJ B.TRU An evening DJ set featuring Mushroom Jazz and Roots Reggae and delicious ciders on tap. Held in the tasting room and patio. Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. 805-721-6878. SLO Cider, 3419 Roberto Ct., Suite C, San Luis Obispo.

EASTON EVERETT SOLO Enjoy some indie-acoustic, live music. Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. eastoneverett.com. Big Sky Cafe, 1121 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, (805)545-5401.

LIVE MUSIC AT RAGTAG WINE CO.

Enjoy live music by local favorites. Wine available by the flight, glass, or bottle.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. Ragtag Wine Co., 779 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, 805-439-0774, ragtagwineco. com.

LIVE MUSIC FROM GUITAR WIZ BILLY FOPPIANO AND MAD DOG Join “Guitar Wiz” Billy Foppiano and his trusty side kick Mad Dog for a mix of blues, R&B, and more. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 805-544-2100. Bon Temps Creole Cafe, 1819 Osos Street, San Luis Obispo, bontempscreolecafe.com/index.htm.

SUNDAY MUSIC AT RAGTAG WINE CO. Enjoy live music by local favorites. Wine available by the flight, glass, or bottle. Sundays, 4-7 p.m. Ragtag Wine Co., 779 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, 805-4390774, ragtagwineco.com.

TERENCE

BLANCHARD: FEATURING THE E-COLLECTIVE

WITH TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET Oscar nominee, six-time Grammy-winner, and 2018 USA Fellow trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard has been a consistent artistic force for making powerful musical statements concerning painful American tragedies. Jan. 18 7:30-9 p.m. $45-$65. 805-756-6556. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, pacslo.org.

TUNNEL VISION Tunnel Vision is quickly becoming one of Southern California’s biggest new surf, reggae, ska bands. Jan. 18 8 p.m. $18.50. slobrew.com. SLO Brew Rock, 855 Aerovista Pl., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-1843.

W. TERRENCE SPILLER PIANO RECITAL Pianist and Cal Poly Professor Emeritus W. Terrence Spiller will perform works by Frédéric Chopin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Prokofieff, and Maurice Ravel. Jan. 13 7:30 p.m. $20 general; $10 students. 805-756-4849. music.calpoly. edu/calendar. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

SOUTH COAST SLO COUNTY

DANA HUBBARD LIVE Winner of the Telluride Blues and Brews Festival Acoustic Blues Competition and the Indie International Songwriting Contest for Folk/Acoustic, as well as the American River Music Festival Musician Showcase. Jan. 14 , 7-9 a.m. $20-$35. my.ListeningRoomNetwork.com. Tunes On Mentone, 1901 Mentone Ave., Grover Beach, 805-441-5868.

JAZZ JUBILEE BY THE SEA Three full days of traditional jazz, vintage jazz, New Orleans, Cajun, Dixieland, Western Swing, and big bands. Jan. 12-15 my805tix.com. Pismo Beach Veterans Memorial Hall, 780 Bello St., Pismo Beach.

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|3 and Search Highlight| FRIDAY THE 13TH TECHNO MASSACRE RAVE Presented by Anomaly House. Jan. 13 8 p.m. my805tix.com. Flower City Ballroom, 110 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc.

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Central Coast Film Society screens

Jake Burton documentary, hosts filmmaker

Q-and-A

On Saturday, Jan. 14, the Central Coast Film Society is partnering with Red Bull Media House to host a screening of the HBO documentary, Dear Rider at the Palm Theatre in San Luis Obispo. The screening starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by a Q-and-A with some of the filmmakers behind the documentary, which examines the life of innovative snowboarder Jake Burton.

The event’s sponsors include the San Luis Obispo Film Festival, the Cambria Film Festival, the Rotary Club of Arroyo Grande, and Allan Hancock College. General admission to the screening and Q-and-A session is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Tickets to the event are available online in advance at my805tix.com. The event is described as suitable for all ages in press materials.

Immediately after the Q-and-A, Hotel SLO and SLO Women in Film and Television will co-host a special afterparty. For more info on the program and other upcoming festivities organized by the Central Coast Film Society, visit centralcoastfilmsociety.org.

The Palm Theatre is located at 817 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. Call (805) 541-5161 for more details on the venue.

For the Birds exhibition highlights glass artist George Jercich

Art Center Morro Bay presents its annual group exhibition, For the Birds, which is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, Jan. 19, and remain on display through Monday, Feb. 20. The showcase includes a wide variety of bird-themed paintings, photographs, pottery, and other media.

This year’s special featured artist during the exhibit’s run is glass artist George Jercich, who specializes in hand blown glass sculptures that “capture the spirit of Morro Bay and the Central Coast,” according to the Morro Bay Art Association.

Jercich’s glass sculptures of parakeets, penguins, and other winged creatures will be on display in the For the Birds exhibit. For more than 35 years, Jercich was an instructor at Cal Poly, where he taught classes on glassblowing, glass forming, sculpture, and design.

An opening reception for the For the Birds exhibit will be held at Art Center Morro Bay on Sunday, Jan. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. To find out more about the exhibit and additional programming hosted by Art Center Morro Bay, call (805) 7722504 or visit artcentermorrobay. org. Art Center Morro Bay is located at 835 Main St., Morro Bay. ∆

Couple crafting

College sweethearts Pablo Acosta and Sadie Curdts are handcrafting new connections through Conozco Crafts

As sun rays bounce o glittering rows of locally handcrafted jewelry and art, Pablo Acosta and his girlfriend, Sadie Curdts, nalize their table, lining their wares up on hangers and shelves. e table is just one manned by many local artists at an event put on by Make Shift Muse, each bringing their own unique art and style.

For Acosta and Curdts, the event represents more than just an avenue to sell their work. It’s a place where they can network with the San Luis Obispo art community and further solidify their designs based on those new connections they form.

“Once you go and get to know people in the community, you nd yourself more in the loop with these events, and it felt really easy to become connected,” Acosta said.

e couple’s business, Conozco Crafts, specializes in handmade paper cards, earrings, and other objects made out of clay. e pair have worked together since the summer of 2021 to build up their work, and along the way they’ve become participants in the local community as both college students and residents of the community post-college.

Get in the Know

Check out all that Conozco Crafts has to offer on Instagram @conozco. crafts. For more information on Make Shift Muse events, visit their Instagram @themakeshiftmuse to see what events are scheduled for 2023 and how you can become involved with the art community in San Luis Obispo.

“ e reason people like myself do this is that they nd the community to be so powerful and beautiful,” Acosta said. “People won’t look at you di erently for … being a student crafter.”

While Conozco Crafts o cially began as a business for the couple in the spring of 2021, the project has its roots in Curdts’ experience during the pandemic at Cal Poly. In one of her design classes, she created a set of playing cards with the hope of being able to print them out for her own collection. With the rise of long-term online classes—meaning it was unlikely she would get to bring her creation to life—she began to look for other avenues to make physical versions of her digital designs.

“An important part of designing to me is going through the whole creative process and ending with

this tangible product to show for it,” Curdts said. Ultimately, she discovered the means to produce the cards but worried that the cost would be too much for something as minor as a class project. at thought changed when she realized the interest people had in buying the pieces, so she gathered enough money through pre-orders to create the rst set of 52 playing cards.

“It was really encouraging to see that not only did people want to support my work and buy my designs, but that interest continued to grow after I produced the rst batch,” Curdts said.

As her card project began to gain momentum, Acosta began to produce his own art in the form of copper earrings with clay art attached. He had recently become part of the band Couch Dog and grew interested in participating in the craft fairs put on by groups like Art and Soul and Make Shift Muse, which the band often played at.

DENVER DESIGNS

This set of clay heart earrings is just part of the order Conozco Crafts put together for sale the Denver-based store Matter.

“Initially, they just started as gifts for Sadie on her birthday, but as I was making them, my friend [and bandmate Max] began to encourage me to potentially sell them,” Acosta said.

With a community open to not only supporting them but also allowing them to re ne and focus their designs to a speci c group, the couple experienced a creative burst.

“It de nitely started o as an explosion of ‘we want to make everything,’” Curdts said. “But with the consistent support we have gotten from the community, we both feel like our art is more personalized and intentional.”

It is this intentionality that has allowed the pair to expand their operations outside of just San Luis Obispo and into the greater world. Early in 2022, the design shop Matter, which is based in Curdts’ hometown of Denver, began to sell the couple’s crafts.

However, Curdts and Acosta want to keep things local aside from this small excursion, maintaining that they feel their work has the most impact when they are making local connections. ey plan on continuing their art and sales into 2023 with their next event being the Art and Soul Fair at Bliss Cafe in downtown SLO on Feb. 4.

“It’s one of the reasons I want to do this for as long as I can here,” Acosta said. “It’s a way for me and Sadie to take our passions, combine them, and make something beautiful together to share with the people who will appreciate it the most.” ∆

Freelancer Adrian Vincent Rosas is planning a trip to a local crafts fair. Reach him through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com.
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COUPLE CRAFTING Pablo Acosta (right) and Sadie Curdts (left) work together to handcraft their art and connect to the local San Luis Obispo community through craft fairs.
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7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 ‘THE ART OF THE FUGUE’

LECTURE-RECITAL

Meredith Brammeier, David Arrivée, Paul Woodring and a string quartet led by Emily Lanzone will present an exploration of the fugue with an interactive dive into the inner workings of this complex compositional technique.

Performing Arts Center Pavilion Free admission, parking enforced

11:10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19

INSTRUMENTAL MASTER CLASS AND CONTINUO WORKSHOP

Leif Woodward and Ian Pritchard will coach students in repertoire from the Baroque era, and Woodward will coach in continuo line performance.

Davidson Music Center, Room 218

Free admission, parking enforced

3:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19

VOCAL MASTER CLASS

Mindy Ella Chu will coach several Cal Poly voice students in repertoire from the Baroque era.

Davidson Music Center, Room 218 Free admission, parking enforced

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20

‘BACH RECONSTRUCTED/ DECONSTRUCTED’ CONCERT

Tesserae Baroque, soprano Rebecca Myers and tenor Michael Jones perform works for voice and small ensemble.

First Presbyterian Church, SLO $20 general, $10 students, pacslo.org

2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 ‘BACH AND THE GERMAN CHORALE’

FINALE CONCERTS

Members of Cal Poly’s Chamber Choir, Symphony and faculty will join with guest artists to perform motets by Bach, Heinrich Schütz and Johannes Brahms. The orchestra will perform Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor; the second half will feature the chorale cantata “Jesu, der du meine Seele.”

First Presbyterian Church, SLO $20 general, $10 students

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Suicide by meatball sub

Darren Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream, e Wrestler, Black Swan, Mother!) directs playwright Samuel D. Hunter’s screenplay about morbidly obese Charlie (Brendan Fraser), a reclusive online college English teacher who desperately longs to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter, Ellie (Sadie Sink). (117 min.)

Glen Charlie has deep regrets, most especially for abandoning his then-8-yearold daughter when he left his wife for another man. When the story begins, it’s nearly nine years on, and Charlie, “who’s always been big,” is now gigantic, with legs like tree trunks, an abdominal apron that extends to his knees, and hulking back fat blossoming like sweaty mushrooms around his neck. Every movement is exhausting to witness, and watching him strain to get upright with his walker so he can lumber to the bathroom to relieve himself is painful—almost as painful as watching him stu greasy fried chicken, pizza, or meatball subs into his mouth. Charlie knows his behavior is killing him. His nurse and only friend, Liz (Hong Chau), makes it abundantly clear. Charlie is committing slow suicide, wallowing in misery, but he’s certain he doesn’t deserve better. As the story unfolds, we learn what’s driven him to his impending end. is is a tale about someone who’s ready to die but who also wants to get one thing right before he goes—to make sure his daughter will be OK. It’s sad and hard to watch, and I wish I could tell you there’s a reassuring emotional pay o , but frankly, if there is, I missed it. Anna Most of this lm is deeply uncomfortable, and while it seems fairly obvious from the subject matter, I would caution those with disordered eating to ensure a good head space when entering this lm. It not only deals with Charlie’s slow climb to death through congestive heart failure that stems from his obesity, but also his former partner, Allen, who lost his life after a period of deep depression—one symptom of that being self-imposed starvation. is is a sad lm, and while I can’t say that I

WILLOW

THE WHALE

OK, ’80s kids—we have reason to rejoice!

I fell in love with the movie Willow as a kid, and now there’s a series out to continue the magic.

Warwick Davis is back as the titular character, and baby Elora Danan (Ellie Bamber) is now a young woman who has been raised

actually enjoyed it, I can say that Frasier deserved every accolade he has received for this role—he’s phenomenal. He isn’t alone in that category either. Chau as Liz is amazing as well, as is Samantha Morton in her brief but powerful role as Charlie’s ex-wife, Mary. Set solely in Charlie’s darkened apartment, this lm feels insular in many ways, much like Charlie’s life in a self-imposed prison. e ways we punish ourselves in deep moments of loss and grief are evident here, and Charlie just can’t seem to forgive himself for any of his past decisions. He can’t quite see the reality in front of him either. It’s all just melancholy and bleak.

Glen Yet, Charlie has an optimism inside him. At one point he says, “Do you ever get the feeling that people are incapable of not caring?” He needs to know his daughter is going to be happy, or happier than him at least. He also cares about teaching and wishes his students would write with honesty. is is a very good lm, but

without pomp and circumstance as a simple village baker under a different name. However, Prince Airk (Dempsey Bryk) and she are in the mad sort of love that only happens to teenagers, so when he’s snatched from the village, she insists on joining the search party along with Airk’s sister, Kit (Ruby Cruz); her friend/love interest, Jade (Erin Kellyman); her reluctant fiancé, Graydon (Tony Revolori); Willow; and naughty troublemaker Thraxus Boorman (Amar Chadha-Patel).

The troupe ventures into the great unknown, encountering all sorts of obstacles along the way—from bad guys to psychedelic mind trips.

Funny and charming, adventurous and intoxicating—this new version of Willow is just as endearing as the film and continues the fun all these years later. (eight 46- to 60-min. episodes)

—Anna

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ultimately, I nd it’s deeply awed. Will Ellie be OK? Will his ex-wife nd solace? Will Liz nd peace? ere’s a whole side story about a religious cult and how religion can wound and destroy. For so simple a story, it covered a lot. I found it an emotive viewing experience, but not a redemptive one. Don’t expect a happy ending.

Anna It’s a pretty intricate character study of someone who hates himself even more than his teenage daughter does, or more than his ex-wife, or more than Liz, who spends her time o of work caring for him. I think this lm was a great opportunity for Frazier to showcase the nuance of his talent, but it certainly isn’t easy to watch Charlie struggle. I have a feeling I’ll be ruminating on this lm over the next few days. ∆

Senior Sta Writer Glen Starkey and freelancer Anna Starkey write Split Screen. Glen compiles listings. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

Created by Emilia di Girolamo based on the Inspector Gamache mystery novel series by Louise Penny, this Canadian TV show follows Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (Alfred Molina) and his colleagues Sgt. JeanGuy Beauvoir (Rossif Sutherland), Sgt. Isabelle Lacoste (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers), and rookie cop Yvette Nichol (Sarah Booth) as they solve a series of crimes in the cloistered village of Three Pines in Quebec. They’re regarded with suspicion by the townsfolk, but slowly they develop deepening relationships.

The first season is broken into four two-part episodes revolving around the Indigenous, French-, and English-speaking cultures and involves the small town’s many eccentric characters, such as gallery owner and Indigenous Peoples advocate Bea (Tantoo Cardinal), the irascible poet

Ruth (Clare Coulter), and the Two Rivers family whose family member has gone missing and who police believe has simply run off to the city. The season ends in a cliffhanger!

The various storylines are compelling, and the always-reliable Molina brings great depth and empathy to Gamache, who’s often at odds with his higher-ups. We discover more about his character in flashbacks to a young Gamache (Gryffin Hanvelt) and his mother (Marie-Josée Bélanger), and his frequent dreams, suggesting preternatural insights. (eight 54-min. episodes) ∆

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Music

Hot, hot, hot!

Jazz Jubilee brings 22 bands to five venues

Every year around this time, hot jazz advocates the Basin Street Regulars hosts the biggest, best traditional, Dixieland, and New Orleans jazz festival to come to the Central Coast, Jazz Jubilee Featuring four days of incredible music from a host of performers from all over the U.S. and as far away as Australia, the event has become a gathering for jazz lovers and an opportunity for many of these players to sit in with one another—there are always surprises.

From Thursday, Jan. 12, through Sunday, Jan. 15, at five different venues throughout SLO County, you can see acts such as Cornet Chop Suey, The Midiri Brothers Septet, Professor Cunningham and His Old School, and 19 others. There’re literally too many events to list here, but visit my805tix. com/e/jubilee2023/tickets for all the details.

“We’re also presenting a number of free community shows at Puffers, Harry’s and the pier in Pismo, the Agrarian Hotel in Arroyo Grande, Station Grill in Grover, SLO Farmers Market, leading up to and during the festival week,” Curtis Reinhardt noted.

You’ll hear everything from zydeco to early Harlem sounds, Django Reinhardt stylings to the Great American Songbook and Rat Packstyle singing, authentic Big Band dance music to boogie-woogie, stride piano, and early blues.

Jazz legend

Speaking of jazz, Cal Poly Arts is hosting Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective with Turtle Island Quartet at Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Jan. 18 (7:30 p.m.; $45 to $65 at calpolyarts.org, and $15 student available in-person with a student ID at the Cal Poly Ticket Office).

Oscar nominee, five-time Grammywinner, and 2018 USA Fellow Terence Blanchard has been a mainstay of the jazz world since his early days with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and later as a member of the supergroup The Jazz Messengers. He’s also composed more that 40 film

scores—including several for Spike Lee—and performed on more than 50.

“Blanchard will unite his internationally acclaimed band The E-Collective with the double-Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet for an unforgettable night of music in his homage to jazz icon Wayne Shorter,” organizers say.

Also this week at Cal Poly, pianist and Cal Poly Music Professor Emeritus W. Terrence Spiller will give a recital Friday, Jan. 13, in the Spanos Theatre (7:30 p.m.; $20 general admission and $10 for students at (805) 7564849). Expect work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Prokofiev, and Maurice Ravel for the first half of the program, and various works by Frédéric Chopin for the second half.

The Cal Poly Music Department will present its annual Bach Week from Tuesday, Jan. 17, through Saturday, Jan. 21, with presentations and performances on campus and at the First Presbyterian Church in San Luis Obispo. There’re are too many to list, but visit bachweek.calpoly.edu for details.

Step up!

DRUMLine Live comes to the Clark Center on Monday, Jan. 16 (3 and 7:30 p.m.; all ages; $35 to $55, and $20 for students and children, at clarkcenter.org). Drawing from marching band traditions of historically Black colleges and universities, this live show features dazzling choreography and explosive percussion, and will provide “a soul-stirring revue of some

of America’s favorite music,” press materials explain. “With musical highlights from hiphop, Top 40 (including Michael Jackson and Prince), American soul, gospel, jazz, big band, and other musical genres, the 30-member cast—a world-class ensemble of percussionists, musicians, and dancers—takes the audience on a journey infused with colorful, choreographed routines, vibrant costumes, and heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences.”

SoCal country

Numbskull and Good Medicine bring Sam Outlaw to The Siren on Wednesday, Jan. 18 (7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $18 at goodmedicinepresents.com). Born Sam Morgan in South Dakota but raised in Southern California, the country singer-songwriter now resides in Nashville, specializing in classic honky-tonk and troubadour pop.

He has a new EP out, Hat Acts, which weaves together three original songs with three comedic skits “to create a surrealist storyline of honky-tonk melodrama set in Southern California,” according to his website.

Also this week at The Siren, check out LA-based progressive bluegrass act The Storytellers on Friday, Jan. 13 (7:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; free). Expect “traditional bluegrass, country blues, old time, and folk music as a basis for inspired improvisations and intrepid vocal harmonies.”

Cubano-style party band Zongo All Stars and ska act The Upside play a Winter

Solstice party on Saturday, Jan. 14 (7:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $3 at the door).

Session guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Keneally & Beer for Dolphins plays on Monday, Jan. 16 (6:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $15 plus fees at eventbrite.com), with local openers The Travis Larson Band, a progrock power trio.

Finally, Dale Watson and Matt Hillyer (of Eleven Hundred Springs) play on Tuesday, Jan. 17 (7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $17 presale at eventbrite.com). Watson’s known for his “Ameripolitan” sound—a brand of alt-country that’s accounted for more than 30 albums since his 1989 debut, Is There Something Wrong

Surf’s up

Surf culture-focused reggae act Tunnel Vision plays SLO Brew Rock on Wednesday, Jan. 18 (9 p.m.; 18-and-older; $18.50 plus fees at ticketweb.com). The four members grew up in the surf mecca of San Clemente with “instruments in their hands and skateboards and surfboards under their feet,” according to their bio.

They list The Descendents, Black Flag, Misfits, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, The Expendables, NoFX, Rancid, and Reel Big Fish as influences, but they say they’ve “incorporated a bit from all of their influences to create their own original sound that pays homage to the sounds of those that came before them while blazing their own path and style.”

Dubbest and Pacific Roots will open the show.

EDM and Bigfoo

The Fremont Theater hosts EDM act Dirt Monkey (alias of Patrick Megeath), with opening act Jantsen, on their Full Circle Tour this Thursday, Jan. 12 (8 p.m.; all ages; $31.03 with fees at seetickets.us).

Though it’s not music, you should know that Fremont also hosts comedian Felipe Esparza on his Bigfoo Tour on Saturday, Jan. 14 (8 p.m.; all ages; $39.50 to $65 plus fees at eventbrite.com). The Mexico-born standup began his career in 1994 and really took off after winning Last Comic Standing in 2020. He also hosts a weekly podcast called What’s Up Fool?

Gold Circle and Tier 2 tickets include an after-show meet-and-greet with Esparza plus a tour laminate and lanyard. ∆

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

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HOT JAZZ Professor Cunningham and His Old School is one of about 20 hot jazz acts playing Jazz Jubilee, and annual festival comprised of five venues throughout the SLO County hosting live music Jan. 12 through 15
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Sweet success

They’re crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth, guilty pleasures shipped nationwide but available fresh right here on the Central Coast, and customers can’t seem to get enough.

Founded in 2008 by sisters Traci and Christa Hozie, the Brown Butter Cookie Company has methodically expanded its customer base and operations from its flagship Cayucos shop on Ocean Avenue to the recent acquisition of a nearly 10,000-square-foot production facility off Santa Rosa Road in Atascadero.

“The size of our company is our most notable—and noticeable—[achievement],” said Traci Hozie, who serves as the company’s CEO and CFO. “There used to be just a few of us rolling cookies, trying to keep up with the

demand. Now, we have 60-plus employees who keep our shelves stocked and website orders fulfilled, three shop locations here in SLO County, and an e-commerce business and shipping department that ships our cookies all over the United States.”

The additional shop locations include Paso Robles, opened in 2013 on 12th Street, and San Luis Obispo, established in 2019 off Osos Street, with plans to relocate to 897 Higuera St. in March.

The increased production space—needed to keep creating the company’s high-demand, signature brown butter sea salt cookies— has translated to more product offerings, including classic varieties such as peanut butter, chocolate chunk, and snickerdoodle, as well as a club subscription program, launched in November.

Joshua Bergren of Morro Bay was the first customer to jump on the company’s

inaugural club shipment of three dozen brown butter sea salt varieties, which will be repeated quarterly. The company suggests one box to eat, one to share, and one to hide, but Bergren dismisses the guidance. “No sharing,” he joked. “This is my wife’s and my special cheat treat, so it’s all ours.”

Bergren was also around 15 years ago when the Cayucos business launched, and it was love at first bite.

He pretty much enjoys all flavors, he

said, but if he had to pick: original sea salt, bourbon sea salt—“bring it back,” he begged—“and their new brown butter sea salt sugar cookie is the bomb.”

More recent customer Krystine Ralph of Bakersfield is also hooked. She usually hits the Cayucos location on trips to Cambria or Morro Bay. The Paso location is also on her radar.

She was introduced to Brown Butter Cookie Company five years ago at her sister’s insistence.

“We were on our annual birthday trip to the beach,” she explained. “On our way, we stopped in Paso Robles and … [my sister] said she wanted to stop into this amazing cookie store a coworker introduced her to. I got a few packs to try them out.

“They were so delicious that we stopped again on the way home in Cayucos to get more for myself and my husband. Now, it’s tradition.”

Her favorites are the original and cocoa brown butter sea salt cookies.

“I love to have them with a cup of coffee,” she continued. “They are to die for, delicate and flavorful. Not one of the flavors is bad. I also enjoy the cinnamon and espresso.”

Hozie herself prefers to pair the cocoa variety with red wine. The cookie is “irresistibly decadent and simply delicious, an artisanal food lover’s dream,” she said. “The rich yet subtle cocoa floods your taste buds as it simultaneously crumbles and melts with every bite.”

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In fact, cocoa is the company’s second most popular cookie behind the original. However, its newest flavor, pecan brown butter sea salt, almost beat cocoa in 2022 for the No. 2 spot.

“All brown butter sea salt cookies are made with brown butter,” Hozie said. “First, we gently brown the butter to create a rich nutty flavor. After hand-rolling each cookie, they are sprinkled with a touch of sea salt as they come out of the oven. They are then sealed by six and packaged into our signature gift box by the dozen.”

The company has also introduced a duo flavor box “that was thoughtfully crafted with wineries in mind,” Hozie added.

“We designed a special product that is not offered in our retail shops or online store, to create awareness for our brand and to share a locally made product with Central Coast visitors,” she explained.

The box contains a halfdozen of each top-selling flavor, original and cocoa, and is only available to wholesale and corporate clients.

The new Atascadero facility is enabling the company to keep up with demand—at least for the present—and gives Hozie a chance to swing by all the shops

multiple times per week, and even help brown the butter, the technique that started it all. However, while brown butter is undoubtedly integral to the company’s product line and success, its stated secret ingredient is actually its employees.

“A growing business is like lifting and moving a piano,” Hozie said. “You have to do it in unison, with lots of people, and everyone has to hold up their section. We couldn’t be where we are today if our amazing team wasn’t holding up their piano section.” ∆

Flavor Writer Cherish Whyte is cuckoo for brown butter cocoa cookies. Reach her at cwhyte@newtimesslo.com.

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The following person is doing business as, D & B ENTERPRISES, 592 Blanca Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Beverly June Mierau (592 Blanca Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual /s/ Beverly June Mierau. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-13-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 12-13-27. December 22, 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 2023

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The following person is doing business as, RISE PSYCHOLOGY, 202 Highland Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Sarah Ashlee Latess (202 Highland Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by an Individual /s/ Sarah Ashlee Latess. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 1214-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A. Trujillo, Deputy. Exp. 12-14-27. December 22, 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 2023

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The following person is doing business MORRO BAY PROPANE, INC., 1840 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442.

San Luis Obispo County. Morro Bay Propane, Inc., (1840 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation, Morro Bay Propane, Inc., /s/ Gilbert H. Dominguez, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-0922. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office.

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The following person is doing business VISIT SLO CAL; VISIT SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY; VSC, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 220, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau, (81 Higuera St., Ste. 220, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation, San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau, /s/ Chuck Davison, President & CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-13-22. 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. 12-13-27.

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The following person is doing business as, MD3 INVESTMENTS, 893 Marsh St #13914, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Stoltey (4340 Prefumo Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an individual /s/ Michael Stoltey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-13-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A.Trujillo, Deputy. Exp. 1213-27.

December 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 19, 2023.

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The following person is doing business CALI PET, 1140 Quintana Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. General Distributing & Sales CO. Inc., (PO Box 1143, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation, General Distributing & Sales CO. Inc., /s/ Mike Gerson, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-1322. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office.

(Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-13-27.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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The following person is doing business POSE LASHES AND ESTHETICS LLC, 968 West Grand Ave Suite 201, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Pose Lashes and Esthetics LLC, (482 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company, Pose Lashes and Esthetics LLC, /s/ Jacqueline Fernandez, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-1322. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office.

(Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-13-27.

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The following person is doing business ROSALINA, 22302 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Myrtle, Inc., (22302 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453).

This business is conducted by A CA Corporation, Myrtle, Inc., /s/ Jeff Jackson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-1322. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office.

(Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 12-13-27.

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FILE NO. 2022-2835 (11/10/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business RACHELL RAE CONSULTING, LLC, RACHELL RAE DESIGNS, 1389 Cavalier Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Rachell Rae Consulting, LLC, (1389 Cavalier Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company, Rachell Rae Consulting, LLC, /s/ Rachell Rae Newburn Smith, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-13-22. 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. 12-13-27. December 22, 29, 2022 January 5, & 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2842 (N/A)

New Filing

The following person is doing business BAYWOOD MARKET, 1297 2nd St, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Baywood Market Inc., (1297 2nd St, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation, Baywood Market Inc., /s/ Samer Kridi, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-14-22. 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. 1214-27.

December 22, 29, 2022, & January 5, 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2847 (12/09/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business LA COSTA GRILL, 168 Station Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. German Rodriguez Espino, (1790 Tonini Dr #41, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ German Rodriguez Espino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-1422. 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. 12-14-27.

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2851 (01/18/2018)

New Filing

The following person is doing business TRAVELODGESLO, UNIVERSITY INN AT SLO, 1825 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. RKK Hospitality LLC, (2259 Westwood Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company, RKK Hospitality LLC, /s/ Ankit Patel, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-15-22. hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-15-27. December 22, 29, 2022, & January 5, 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2856 (12/14/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business NEAT METHOD SLO, 6030 Gallant Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Caitlin Nguyen LLC, (6030 Gallant Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company, Caitlin Nguyen LLC, /s/ Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-15-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-15-27. December 22, 29, 2022, & January 5, 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2862 (12/13/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business FFG CONSTRUCTION, 1933 Fieldstone Cir, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Emmanuel Ernesto Trejo, (1933 Fieldstone Cir, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Emmanuel Ernesto Trejo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-15-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-15-27. December 22, 29, 2022, & January 5, 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2863 (12/15/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business BROADWAY JEWLERS, 117 ½ E Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Nickate, Inc., (117 ½ E Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation, Nickate Inc., /s/ Dorothy V. El-Helou, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-1522. 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. 12-15-27.

December 22, 29, 2022, & January 5, 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2869 (N/A)

New Filing

The following person is doing business NIPOMO SELF STORAGE, NIPOMO INDUSTRIAL PARK, 542 Lindon Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. AA U-STOR-M of Upland, LLC, (973 E Badillo St., Suite A, Covina, CA 91724). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company, AA U-STOR-M of Upland, LLC, /s/ Karl Findley, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-16-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 12-16-27. December 29, 2022, January 5, 12, & 19, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2871 (04/14/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business MOONRISE PARLOUR, 933 Mesa St, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Mallerie Nirmann, (933 Mesa St, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Mallerie Nirmann. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 1216-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-16-27.

December 22, 29, 2022, & January 5, 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2872

(N/A)

New Filing

The following person is doing business YASMIN’S SEWING & ALTERATIONS, 11 12th, Paso Robles, CA 93447. San Luis Obispo County. Yasmin E Medrano, (11 12th, Paso Robles, CA 93447). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Yasmin E Medrano. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-16-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office.

(Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 12-16-27.

December 22, 29, 2022, & January 5, 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2877

TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/02/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business as, JOLIES FLEURS, 191 Cimarron Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420.

San Luis Obispo County.

Sarah Skaggs (191 Cimarron Way, Arroyo Grande, Ca 93420). This business is conducted by an individual /s/ Sarah Skaggs. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-16-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A.Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 1216-27.

December 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 19, 2023.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-2878 (12/15/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business 101 PENSION SOLUTIONS, 486 Fresno Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442.

San Luis Obispo County. Susan V Flynn, (486 Fresno Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442).

This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Susan V Flynn. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 1216-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 12-16-27.

January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-2886 (12/08/2017)

New Filing

The following person is doing business QUALITY INN SAN SIMEON, 9260 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452. San Luis Obispo County. Kevin Thornton, (340 James Way, #160, Pismo Beach, CA 93449), Coker Ellsworth, (129 Bridge Street, Suite B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420), Ray Bunnell, (141 Suburban Road, A-5, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A General Partnership, /s/ Kevin Thornton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-19-27.

January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-2887 (12/15/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business SAN MARCO TILE & MARBLE, 1613 7th St, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Matthias Clark, (1613 7th St, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Matthias Clark. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-22. 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. 12-19-27. December 22, 29, 2022, & January 5, 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-2889 (N/A)

New Filing

The following person is doing business ACE CLEANING & DISINFECTING, 1505 Balboa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Ricardo Cardenas, (1505 Balboa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Ricardo Cardenas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-19-27.

December 22, 29, 2022, & January 5, 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-2890 (01/01/1983)

New Filing

The following person is doing business THE VILLAGE SALON, 115 E. Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Toni Sue Pelletier, (270 W. Price St, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Toni Sue Pelletier. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-22. 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. 1219-27.

December 22, 29, 2022, & January 5, 12, 2023

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2891 (10/01/2008)

New Filing

The following person is doing business GENTLE GOODBYE, 526 North Oakglen Avenue, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Lucky Dog Pet Resorts, Inc., (526 North Oakglen Avenue, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation, Lucky Dog Pet Resorts, Inc., /s/ Christopher Consolo, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-22. 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. 12-19-27.

December 22, 29, 2022, & January 5, 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2902 (12/21/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business PETIT SOLEIL, 1473 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. 1473 Monterey Street, LLC, (1473 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company, 1473 Monterey Street, LLC, /s/ Managing Member, Brandon Ristaino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-20-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-20-27. December 22, 29, 2022 January 5, & 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2904 (12/21/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business TASTY THAI AG LLC, 161 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Tasty Thai AG LLC, (161 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company, Tasty Thai AG LLC, /s/ Nittaya Pichan Keane, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-21-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 12-21-27. December 22, 29, 2022

January 5, & 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2910 (11/08/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business DOC BURNSTEIN’S ICE CREAM LAB, DOC BURNSTEIN’S CREAMERY, DOC BURNSTEIN’S, 114 West Branch, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. CA 101 LLC, (114 West Branch, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company, CA 101 LLC, /s/ David Long, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-2122. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-21-27.

December 22, 29, 2022 January 5, & 12, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2915

TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business as, COASTAL CHILDREN’S CENTER LLC, 801 Opal Cir, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Coastal Children’s Center, LLC (801 Opal Cir, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). State of CA. This business is conducted by a limited liability company /s/ Jack Alamillo, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-21-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 12-21-27. December 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 19, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2919 (12/12/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business CALI CUSTOM TEES SLO, 1448 Garcia Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Mir Adnan, (1448 Garcia Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405), Deysi Yannette Perez, (1448 Garcia Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A Married Couple, /s/ Deysi Yannette Perez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-22-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-22-27. January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2920 (01/01/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business as NESHA EAST PHOTOGRAPHY, 325 Oak Hill Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Dawnesha Marie East, (325 Oak Hill Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/Dawnesha East. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-22 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. 12-22-27.

December 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 19, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2933 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/27/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business as, GLASS DOOR BOUTIQUE, 5863 Traffic Way, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Jorge A Cordero (8005 Santa Lucia Road, Atascadero,CA 93422). This business is conducted by an individual /s/ Jorge A Cordero. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-27-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 12-27-27.

December 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 19, 2023.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2936 (12/27/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business SUENO ALEGRE CATERING GROUP, 3563 Sueldo St. Suite H, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Irvyng Zamudio Ramos, (1820 Santa Barbara Ave Apt 208, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an individual, /s/ Irvyng Zamudio Ramos. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-27-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-27-27.

January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2937 (08/04/2004)

New Filing

The following person is doing business FILL AND SAVE, 2120 Heritage Loop Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Eva Marie, Inc., (12 Via Verona Court, Henderson, NV 89011-2214). This business is conducted by A NV Corporation, Eva Marie, Inc., /s/ Milt Souza, Jr., President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-27-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-27-27.

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2938 (08/04/2004)

New Filing

The following person is doing business FILL AND SAVE, 1493 Creston Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Eva Marie, Inc., (12 Via Verona Court, Henderson, NV 89011-2214). This business is conducted by A NV Corporation, Eva Marie, Inc., /s/ Milt Souza, Jr., President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-27-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 12-27-27.

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2944 (12/28/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business TRIFECTA TRAINING AND CONSULTING, 553 S 12th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Jeremy Alan Visconti, (553 S 12th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Jeremy Alan Visconti. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-28-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)

Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 1228-27.

January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2957 (04/27/2019)

New Filing

The following person is doing business LUMINARI DRESSES, 7335 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. M. J. GO. LLC, (7335 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company, M. J. GO. LLC, /s/ Mayra Godinez, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-29-22. 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. 1229-27.

January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2958 (02/10/2017)

New Filing

The following person is doing business CUESTA SLO GRANITE, 648 Felton Way #D7, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Julio Cesar Galindo Maciel, (648 Felton Way #D7, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Julio Galindo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-2922. 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. 12-29-27. January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0002 (02/01/2018)

New Filing

The following person is doing business PAUL’S PRECISION PAINITNG CENTRAL COAST, 199 Butte Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Paul’s Precision Painting Central Coast, (199 Butte Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation, Paul’s Precision Painting Central Coast, /s/ Paul Latorella, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-0323. 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. 01-03-28.

January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0003 (01/24/1943)

New Filing

The following person is doing business SUZY’S PLACE, 2790 S Halcyon Rd Unit B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Gwendolyn Sue Mitchell, (2790 S Halcyon Rd Unit B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ German Rodriguez Espino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-23. 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. 01-03-23. January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0008 (12/27/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business KRISTIANA’S COORDINATIONS, 6340 Northstar Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Kristiana Rae Daly, (6340 Northstar Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by an individual, /s/ Kristiana Rae Daly. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-23. 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. 01-03-28. January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0013 (01/01/2023)

New Filing

The following person is doing business HALPIN LEADERSHIP INDUSTRIES, 5465 Mira Estrella Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Edward D. Halpin, (5465 Mira Estrella Ct., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an individual, /s/ Edward D. Halpin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-0323. 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. 01-03-28. January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0017 (01/03/2023) New Filing

The following person is doing business PERFETTO CAFE, 1750 El Camino Real Suite B, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Brian Thomas Fisher, (1360 Crest St., Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by an individual, /s/ Brian Thomas Fisher. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-23. 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. 01-04-28. January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0020 (N/A)

New Filing

The following person is doing business HERMANA COFFEE COMPANY, 1920 24th Street, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Kristin Hogan Rank, (1920 24th Street, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Kristin Hogan Rank. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-0423. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujillo, Deputy. Exp. 01-04-28.

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0021 (01/01/2012)

New Filing

The following person is doing business PINON PAINTING, 3834 Ivan Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Augustus E Pinon, (3834 Ivan Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an individual, /s/ Augustus E Pinon. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-0423. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 01-04-28.

January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0022 (01/01/2018)

New Filing

The following person is doing business BIG COAST SKYLIGHTS, 1335 Solomon Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93455. Santa Barbara County. Brian D Conn, (1335 Solomon Rd, Orcutt, CA 93455). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Brian D Conn. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-23. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 01-04-28.

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2023-0023 (12/23/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business PENNY’S ALL AMERICAN CAFE, 1053 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Penny’s All American Cafe, (1053 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by a CA corporation, Penny’s All American Cafe, /s/ Penny Rodriguez, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-23. hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 01-04-28.

January 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2023-0029 (01/01/2023)

New Filing

The following person is doing business BUDGET INN, 1001 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. GVS 2 LLC, (1001 Olive St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company, GVS 2 LLC, /s/ Alpeshkumar G Patel, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-23. hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 01-04-28.

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0031

(11/21/2018)

New Filing

The following person is doing business HANALEI REALTY, 567 Camino Mercado, Ste D, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Linda L Moser, (205 W Bennett St., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Linda L Moser. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-05-23. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)

Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 01-05-28.

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0032

(01/05/2023)

New Filing

The following person is doing business GOLDEN DONUTS, 863 Oak Park Blvd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Patrick Chour, (863 Oak Park Blvd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Patrick Chour. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-05-23. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 01-05-28.

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0038

(01/04/2023)

New Filing

The following person is doing business KSP CONSTRUCTION, 3245 Mira Loma Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Keith Scott Pilger, (3245 Mira Loma Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Keith Scott Pilger. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 0105-23. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 01-05-28.

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0041 (N/A)

New Filing

The following person is doing business THRIVE FLOURISH SOAR, 1908 Corralitos Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Teri Lynn Holt, (1908 Corralitos Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Teri Lynn Holt. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-06-23. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)

Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 01-06-28.

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0042 (N/A)

New Filing

The following person is doing business CARTY BUILT, 6370 Lomitas Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Isaac C Carty, (6370 Lomitas Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Isaac C Carty. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-06-23. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 01-06-28. January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0055 (01/03/2023)

New Filing

The following person is doing business WOVEN HANDMADE, 1041 Huasna Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Tamara C Shibata, (1041 Huasna Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Tamara C Shibata. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-06-23. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 01-06-28. January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2023-0060 (01/11/2023)

New Filing

The following person is doing business CAYUCOS CREEK BARN, 1155 Cayucos Creek Rd., Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. David K Ottenberg, (1155 Cayucos Creek Rd., Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ David K Ottenberg. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-11-23. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk M. Katz, Deputy. Exp. 01-11-23. January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2023-0061 (01/11/2023)

New Filing

The following person is doing business SAIL PROPERTIES CENTRAL COAST, 1143 10th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Diann M Davisson, (1143 10th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Diann M Davisson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-11-23. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk A. Trujilo, Deputy. Exp. 0111-23.

January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER

CASE NUMBER: 23PR-0002

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: THERESA BRAZIL aka THERESA L. BRAZIL aka THERESA LYNN BRAZIL

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by BRENDON FLAHERTY, an interested person/ creditor in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO.

THE PETITION OF PROBATE requests that BRENDON FLAHERTY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act.

(This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: February 7, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: 4 via zoom or in person at 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: Law Offices of Johnson, Murphy & Jones 928 West Grand Avenue Grover Beach, CA 93433 805-489-4111 January 12, 19, 26, 2023

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

CASE NUMBER: 22CV-0585

To all interested persons: Petitioner: David John Jameyson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: David John Jameyson to PROPOSED NAME: Giovanni John Sorritelli

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

NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: March 01, 2023 Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 4, in person or by zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times

Date: December 21, 2022 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE

NUMBER: 22CV-0611

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Christian Moreno Jimenez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Christian Moreno Jimenez to PROPOSED NAME: Christian Moreno

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 23, 2023 Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2, in person or by zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times

Date: December 22, 2022 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court December 29, 2022, January 5, 12, & 19, 2023

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE

NUMBER: 22CV-0659

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Jane Chesmore AKA Sally Chesmore AKA Sally Leighton AKA Sally Chesmore Leighton AKA Jane Leighton AKA Tarla Chesmore Leighton AKA Tarla Leighton filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Jane Chesmore AKA Sally Chesmore AKA Sally Leighton AKA Sally Chesmore Leighton AKA Jane Leighton AKA Tarla Chesmore Leighton AKA Tarla Leighton to PROPOSED NAME: Tarla Leighton

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 1, 2023 Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 4, 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 7, 2022 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 2023

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE

NUMBER: 22CV-0669

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Laura Ann Jagels filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Laura Ann Jagels to PROPOSED NAME: Laura Ann Gonzalez

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, 2023 Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2, 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 12, 2022 /s/: Rita C. Federman, Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 2023

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE

NUMBER: 22CVP0003

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Chester Edward Lewis filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Chester Edward Lewis to PROPOSED NAME: Chester Edward Mumford

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 15, 2023 Time: 9:30 am, Dept. Paso, Room: P2, in person or by zoom at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times

Date: January 04, 2023

/s/: Craig V. Rooyen, Judge of the Superior Court January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO CONFORM TO GENDER IDENTITY CASE NUMBER: 22CV-0608

To all interested persons: Petitioner: JESSICA STRONG filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: PRESENT NAME: William Ryan Strong Lee to PROPOSED NAME: Billie Ryan Strong Lee

THE COURT ORDERS: that any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection within six weeks of the date this order is issued. If no written objection is timely filed, the court will grant the petition without a hearing.

A hearing date may be set only if an objection is timely filed and shows good cause for opposing the name change. Objections based solely on concerns that the proposed change is not the person’s actual gender identity or gender assigned at birth shall not constitute good cause. (See Code Civ. Proc., § 1277.5(c).)

Date: December 12, 2022 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 2023

Public Notice of Lien Sale Auction

This notice is given that Buckley Springs Storage, 901 Buckley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, will sell personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to the California Self-Storage Facilities Act. (California Business & Professions Code 21700)

The undersigned will sell at public auction at www.storageauctions.net from January 18, 2023 – January 24, 2023, of contents stored by the following persons and will be sold to the highest bidder:

Peter Bertelsen of San Luis Obispo, CA, unit C131

Golf clubs, sports equipment, mini-fridge, household goods

Public sale terms, rules, and regulations will be made available prior to the sale. All sales are subject to cancellation. We reserve the right to refuse any bid. Buyers must secure the units with their own personal locks. To claim tax-exempt status, original RESALE certificates for each space purchased is required. Cash only.

January 5 & 12, 2023

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL)

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) Anthony Cocciardi aka Tony Cocciard; Giovanna Cocciard; Horacio Campos; Additional Parties; Claudia Silva Campos, aka Melissa Silva, aka Claudia M. Silva, aka Claudia Melissa Silva; Jose Silva aka Jose Silva Luna; Yang Yia aka Yia Yang; Giatou Yang; Does 1 to 100

YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE):

Newella Barrie Hafler, Trustee of the Newella Barrie Hafler Trust Dated 07/09/2004

CASE NUMBER (Número de caso): 22CVP-0209

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.

ATTORNEY OR PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY

Department of Social Services PO Box 8119

San Luis Obispo, CA 93403

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO

Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408

Juvenile Court CASE NAME: VICTORIA JOHNSON CASE NUMBER: 22JD00202-001

1. To: Aidan Abbate aka Aidan Langford and anyone claiming to be a parent of Victoria Johnson born on 07/24/2022 at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, San Luis Obispo, California

STATEMENT

OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2023-0019 OLD FILE NO. 2022-2343

8575 Perfetto Caffe, 1750 El Camino Real, Ste B, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 10/06/2022. The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Mitico LLC, (1750 El Camino Real, Ste B, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business was conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company, Mitico LLC, /s/ Mitico LLC, Laura Zuffi, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-2023. 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. Katz, Deputy Clerk. January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2023-0056

OLD FILE NO. 2022-1350

Holistic Options, 4919 Alamo Ave. #C, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 06/03/2022. The following person(s) has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Martha Yvonne Wright, (4919 Alamo Ave. #C, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business was conducted by An Individual, /s/ Martha Yvonne Wright. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-06-2023. 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. Katz, Deputy Clerk. January 12, 19, 26, & February 2, 2023

Notice! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court.

There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case.

¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la

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): 22CVP-0209

The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte son)

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO 901 Park Street Paso Robles, CA 93446

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):

Brighton K. Hushing-Kline

Hushing Law

5855 Capistrano Ave, Suite G

Atascadero, CA 93422

805-466-6644

Date: (Fecha) 09/02/2022

By: /s/ Michael Powell, Clerk (Secretario); M. Lanerum, Deputy (Adjunto)

December 22, 29, 2022, January 5, & 12, 2023

2. A hearing will be held on March 23, 2023 at 1:00pm in Dept. 12 located at Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408.

*This hearing will be held remotely. If you wish to appear by telephone, your attorney in this case must notify the Court on the day of the hearing, prior to the hearing calendar. If you wish to appear in person, notify your attorney in this case. If you do not have an attorney and you wish to appear for the hearing, you must contact the court.

The remote hearing will be confidential. You must not record the hearing, allow others to listen to the hearing, or disclose to others what occurs during the hearing. Participants who violate confidentiality may be subject to criminal and civil sanctions.

3. At the hearing the court will consider the recommendations of the social worker or probation officer.

4. The social worker or probation officer will recommend that your child be freed from your legal custody so that the child may be adopted. If the court follows the recommendation, all of your parental rights to the child will be terminated.

5. You have the right to be present at the hearing, to present evidence, and you have the right to be represented by an attorney. If you do not have an attorney and cannot afford to hire one, the court will appoint an attorney for you.

6. If the court terminates your parental rights, the order may be final.

7. The court will proceed with this hearing whether or not you are present.

Date: December 15, 2022 /s/ Paula Smith, Deputy Clerk

December 22, & 29, 2022, January 5, & 12, 2023

CITATION FOR PUBLICATION UNDER WELFARE AND INSTITUTIONS CODE SECTION 294
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2767

TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/28/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business as, PASO ROBLES HYDRATION AND RECOVERY, 1201 Merryhill Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Hilary Elizabeth Maggiore, (1201 Merryhill Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual, /s/ Hilary Elizabeth Maggiore. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-05-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 12-0527.

December 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 19, 2023.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2840

TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/14/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business as, JUNGLE GYM SLO, 1257 Laurel Lane,San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Alyse Katherine Meza (1257 Laurel Lane, San Luis Obispo,CA 93401). This business is conducted by an individual /s/ Alyse Katherine Meza. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-14-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A.Trujillo, Deputy. Exp. 12-14-27. January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-2934

TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/27/2022)

New Filing

The following persons are doing business as, CENTRAL COAST WINE EXCHANGE, 1529 Dale Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Bradley Thomas Bowdey (1529 Dale Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420) and Michael Eric Brooks (41 Dearborn Road #75, Goleta, CA 93117) This business is conducted by a general partnership /s/ Bradley Thomas Bowdey, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-27-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A.Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 12-12-27. December 29, 2022, January 5, 12, 19, 2023.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NA ME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2022-2959

TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/29/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business as, SAN LUIS SALSA COMPANY, SLO SALSA, SL SALSA, SAN LUIS SALSA, 423 Carpenter Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403. San Luis Obispo County. Torri Marie Simons (423 Carpenter Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93403). This business is conducted by an individual /s/ Torri Marie Simons. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-05-22. 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. 12-29-27. January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2968

TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (Not Applicable) New Filing

The following person is doing business as, THE PORCH, 22322 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. The Farmacy SM LLC(6520 Parkhill Rd., Santa Margarita, CA 93453). State of CA. This business is conducted by a limited liability company /s/ Trevor Rocco, managing member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-3022. 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. 12-30-27. January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2969

TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/30/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business as, DISCOUNT CIGARETTES #1, 8457 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Salem Brother Inc. (8457 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422).State of CA. This business is conducted by a corporation /s/ Hassan Alslamh, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-30-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A.Trujillo, Deputy. Exp. 12-30-27. January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2970

TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/30/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business as, APPYS LIQUOR, 2816 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Still House Liquor, Inc. (2816 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446). State of CA. This business is conducted by a corporation /s/ Rana Hasroun, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-30-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A.Trujillo, Deputy. Exp. 12-30-27. January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2972

TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/07/2022)

New Filing

The following person is doing business as, PRIMAL EARTH TEA AND GARDEN, 3653 Campbell Lane, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Primal Earth Tea and Garden (3653 Campbell Lane, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by a limited liability company /s/ Bonnie Paterson, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-30-22. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Elaina Cano, County Clerk, A.Trujillo, Deputy. Exp. 12-30-27. January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2022-2975

TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/30/2022) New Filing

The following person is doing business as, CHIQUITA SKIN COMPANY, 480 W Grand Ave Ste 102, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Alexandria Lauren Cardoso (480 W. Grand Ave Ste 102 Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by an individual /s/ Alexandria Lauren Cardoso. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-30-22. 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. 12-30-27. January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023.

Bids will be opened and declared by the County Clerk at 3:15 p.m. on the bid opening date at a public meeting at 1055 Monterey Street, Room D-120, San Luis Obispo, California 93408.

Any bid received at the office of the County Clerk of the County of San Luis Obispo at or after 3:00 p.m. on the date specified above will not be accepted and will be returned to the bidder unopened. A bid received one second after 3:00 p.m. (i.e. after 3:00:00 p.m.) shall not be considered.

Bids are required for the entire work described in the Contract Documents.

The Bid package (also referred to herein as the “Contract Documents”) are posted on the District’s Purchasing website: http://www.slocounty.ca.gov/GS/Purchasing/Current_Formal_Bids_and_Proposals.htm

Any changes, additions, or deletions to these Contract Documents will be in the form of written addenda issued by the District. Any addenda will be posted on the website. Prospective bidders must check the website for addenda or other relevant new information at up to 5:00 p.m. the day before the prescribed date/ time for submittal of bids. The District is not responsible for the failure of any prospective bidder to receive such addenda. All addenda so issued shall become a part of this Bid.

Review of the Special Instructions to Bidders under the Technical Provision section of the Contract Document and Certificate of Bidder’s Experience and Qualifications forms will be required as part of the bid package.

All bidders are required to acknowledge and confirm receipt of every addendum in their bid proposal.

All bidder Requests for Information must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m., 5 business days prior to the bid opening date. Requests submitted after said date may not be considered. All questions pertaining to the content of this invitation to Bid must be made in writing through the Purchasing website. Questions and responses will be posted on the Purchasing website and can be viewed by accessing the Invitation to Bid located at the Purchasing website. The identity of the entity submitting the question will not be posted. The District reserves the right to determine the appropriateness of comments / questions that will be posted on the website.

The bidder must have either a Class A license or a combination of class C licenses that make up a majority of the work at the time the Contract is awarded (Public Contract Code section 3300). When the bidder holds a combination of Class C licenses, all work to be performed outside of the bidder’s license specialties, except work that is incidental or supplemental to the licenses of the bidder, shall be performed by licensed Subcontractors in compliance with the Subletting and Subcontracting Fair Practices Act (Chapter 4 (commencing with section 4100) of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code).

Pursuant to Labor Code section 1771.1:

A Contractor or Subcontractor shall not be qualified to bid on, be listed in the Bid Proposal, subject to the requirements of Public Contract Code section 4104, or engage in the performance of this public works project, unless currently registered with the Department of Industrial Relations and qualified to perform work pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5. It is not a violation of this section for an unregistered Contractor to submit a bid that is authorized by Business and Professions Code section 7029.1, Public Contract Code section 10164, or Public Contract Code section 20103.5, provided the Contractor is registered to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 at the time the contract is awarded.

This Project is subject to compliance monitoring and enforcement by the Department of Industrial Relations.

The San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 USC §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

There is no project-specific DBE goal requirement.

Bids must be submitted under sealed cover plainly marked as a bid and identified with the project number, the date and time for receipt of sealed bids, and the name of the bidder.

Bids must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier’s check, or a bidder’s bond in favor of the District in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the submitted total Bid.

Pursuant to Public Contract Code section 22300, the successful bidder may substitute certain securities for funds withheld by District to ensure performance under the Contract or, in the alternative, request the District to make payment of retention to an escrow agent.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish the District with payment and performance bonds, with each issued by a California admitted surety insurer equal to 100% of the Contract Price.

Pursuant to Labor Code section 1770 et seq., the Contractor and all Subcontractors shall pay not less than the prevailing rate of per diem wages as determined by the Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations and comply with all applicable Labor Code provisions, which include, but are not limited to the employment of apprentices, the hours of labor, and the debarment of Contractors and Subcontractors. The Director of the California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates. Copies are available at the DIR website, http://www.dir.ca.gov/DLSR/PWD.

Attention is directed to the Special Provisions regarding the requirement that bidders submit the “Experience and Qualification Certification” form with the bid proposal.

By order of the Board of Supervisors of the San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District in their action on the 7th day of June, 2022.

END OF NOTICE TO BIDDERS

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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 2022

PERCENT CHANGE

Year Ending 1-Month ending October November November 2022 2022 2022 7.5 6.0 -.08

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

Teresa Purrington

City Clerk City of San Luis Obispo

January 12, 2023

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 23, 2023, in Conference Room 1, at 919 Palm Street, to consider the following: 1. 3055, 3183, and 3197 Duncan Rd. USE-0489-2022; Request for a Minor Use Permit to allow on-site bar/tavern uses in five (5) selected tenant suites of the existing Duncan Alley development. Proposed uses include alcoholic beverage services (bars/ taverns) and tasting rooms associated with onsite distilleries, breweries, and/or wine processing. Hours of operation are not proposed to extend past 10:00 pm. No amplified music is proposed. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); C-S Zone; Duncan Alley, LLC, applicant.  (Callie Taylor) 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 12, 2023

January 12, 2023

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

WHO County of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission

WHEN Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600.

WHAT Hearing to consider a request by Waste Connections to amend (AMEND2022-00012) the previously approved Development Plan (D960246D) for the Santa Maria Transfer Station. The request is to modify the hours of operations from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm to 5:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday – Saturday for waste receiving and 6:00 am – 6:00 pm to 5:30 am – 6:00 pm Monday – Sunday for employee hours. The Santa Maria Transfer Station is an operational municipal solid waste transfer facility located on a 3.1-acre parcel. The proposed project is within the Commercial Service land use category and is located at 325 Cuyama Lane in Nipomo, west of Highway 101 and approximately 2,300 feet the Santa Barbara County boundary. The project site is located in the South County Inland Sub-Area of the South County Planning Area. The project amendment is consistent with and subject to the adopted Mitigated Negative Declaration (previously approved by the Planning Commission).

County File Number: AMEND2022-00012

Supervisorial District: District 4 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 090-302-038

Date Accepted: 12/19/2022

WHERE

The hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, Room #D170, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. The Board of Supervisors Chambers are located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. At the meeting all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org.

You may also contact Eric Tolle, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at 805-781-5600.

If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing.

Ysabel Eighmy, Secretary Planning Commission January 12, 2023

NOTICE: SEIZURE OF PROPERTY AND INITIATION OF NONJUDICIAL FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS PER HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE SECTION 11488.4(J)

TO: ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: $11,836.00 IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY

Notice is hereby given that on May 13, 2021, the above-described property was seized at or near 52 Brewer Street, Templeton, by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, in connection with cannabis violations, to wit, section(s) 11366, 11358(C), 11359(B), 11360(A)(2), 11357(B) (2) and 11359(C) of the California Health and Safety Code. The estimated/appraised value of the property is $11,836.00.

Pursuant to section 11488.4(j) of the California Health and Safety Code, you must file a verified claim stating your interest in the property with the Superior Court’s Civil Division, Room 385, County Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93408. Claim forms are available from the Clerk of the above court and also online at https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/mc200.pdf.

Furthermore, an endorsed copy of the verified claim must also be served on the District Attorney, Asset Forfeiture Unit, County Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm Street, 4th Floor, San Luis Obispo, California 93408, within 30 days of filing the claim with the Superior Court’s Civil Division.

Both the District Attorney’s Office and the Interested Party filing the claim are entitled to conduct reciprocal requests for discovery in preparation for a hearing. The provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure shall apply to the proceedings unless inconsistent with the provisions or procedures set forth in the Health and Safety Code (Section 11488.5(c)(3)). The Interested Party in entitled to legal representation at a hearing, although not one appointed at public expense, and has the right to present evidence and witnesses, and to cross-examine plaintiff’s witnesses, but there is no right to avoid testifying at a civil hearing.

The failure to timely file and secure a verified claim stating an interest in the property in the Superior Court will result in the property being declared or ordered forfeited to the State of California and distributed pursuant to the provisions of Health and Safety Code section 11489 without further notice or hearing.

DATED: December 22, 2022

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CITY OF PISMO BEACH PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the Pismo Beach Planning Commission will hold a public hearing in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, for the following purpose:

PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA:

A. Address: 629 Hanford

Applicant: Milton Padilla Project No.: P22-000126

Description: Request for a two-year time extension for Permit No. P20-000057, a Coastal Development Permit and Architectural Review Permit to allow the construction of a new 3,377 square-foot single-family residence and 816 square-foot garage. Location – 629 Hanford Street. The project is located within the Coastal Zone and is not appealable to the Coastal Commission. APN 005-023-019.

Environmental Review: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the project was previously found to be exempt from requirements of CEQA pursuant to Section 15303 of the CEQA Guidelines regarding construction of a new single-family residence (Categorical Exemption No. 2020-013 adopted December 8, 2020).

B. Address: 1353 Shell Beach Road

Applicant: Todd and Pamela Thoring  Project No.: P23-000003

Description: Major Modification to Permit P17-000005 for exterior design and material changes for a residential apartment addition to an existing commercial building. Location – 1353 Shell Beach Road. The project is within the Coastal Zone and is not appealable to the Coastal Commission. APN: 010-261-085.

Environmental Review: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the project was previously found to be exempt from requirements of CEQA pursuant to Section 15303 of the CEQA Guidelines regarding construction of a new residence (Categorical Exemption No. 2017-012 adopted September 26, 2017)

C. Address: 178 Cliff Avenue

Applicant: Chad Fentress

Project No.: P21-000064

Description: Coastal Development Permit and Architectural Review Permit to demolish an existing residence and construct a new 2,224 square-foot two-story singlefamily residence and 627 square-foot tandem garage and Categorical Exemption No. 2023-002. Location – 178 Cliff Avenue. The project is within the Coastal Zone and is not appealable to the Coastal Commission. APN: 010-335-014.

Environmental Review: In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), it has been determined that the project is exempt from the requirements of CEQA pursuant to Section 15303 of the CEQA Guidelines regarding construction of a new single-family residence.

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 no later than Friday, January 20, 2023.

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. Emailed comments may be submitted to planningcommission@pismobeach.org; staff cannot guarantee that emailed comments submitted after the start of the meeting will be given full consideration before action is taken. Written comments may be delivered or mailed to the Community Development Department / Planning Division Office at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, prior to the meeting, or hand-delivered during the meeting no later than the comment period for this item. Oral comment may be provided prior to the meeting by calling 805-773-7005 and leaving a voice message. Please state and spell your name and identify your item of interest.

Oral comment may also be made during the meeting, either by joining the virtual meeting using the link provided on the agenda document, or by attending the meeting in person in the Council Chamber at City Hall. Please refer to the agenda for this meeting for specific instructions for participation.

Staff reports, plans and other information related to this project are available for public review from the Planning Division Office, by emailing the Planning Division at planning@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 mail or by visiting www.pismobeach.org/agenda. 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 Lindsay Christiansen, Community Development Department Administrative Secretary, at lchristiansen@pismobeach.org or 805-556-4756.

Lindsay Christiansen, Administrative Secretary January 12, 2023

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING

The San Luis Obispo Planning Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo. Meetings can be viewed on Government Access Channel 20 or streamed live from the City’s YouTube channel at http://youtube.slo.city Public comment, prior to the start of the meeting, may be submitted in writing via U.S. Mail delivered to the City Clerk’s Office at 990 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 or by email to advisorybodies@slocity.org.

PUBLIC HEARING ITEM:

Review of construction of a single-family dwelling, an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), and an access bridge between the dwelling and ADU, on a sensitive site with a creek. The application includes a request for an exception to the required creek setback to accommodate the bridge structure, which is proposed to cross the creek channel. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) an action denying the project is statutorily exempt from CEQA review; a Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared for the project and will be considered prior to any action on the project; Project address: 841 Patricia Dr.; Case#: ARCH-0040-2021 & EID-0547-2022; Zone: R-1-PD; Oasis Associates, Inc., applicant.

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

The Planning 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 delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.

Report(s) are typically available six days in advance of the meeting and can be viewed on the City’s website, under the Public Meeting Agendas web page: https://www. slocity.org/government/mayor-and-city-council/agendasand-minutes. Please call The Community Development Department at (805) 781-7170 for more information, or to request an agenda report. The Planning Commission meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20 and live streaming on the City’s YouTube channel http:// youtube.slo.city.

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS

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

1. 618 Grove St. ARCH-0519-2022; Review of a remodel of an existing two-story three-bedroom single-family residence that includes a new 380-square-foot residential addition and a new 490-square-foot roof-top deck above the second story. The project also proposes removal of a palm tree in the front yard. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-1 Zone, Wils Johnson, applicant.  (Graham Bultema)

2. 482 Sandercock St. DIR-0349-2022; Review of a 452-square foot conforming addition to an existing 1,470-square foot non-conforming structure. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); R-2 Zone, David Maksoudian, applicant.  (Graham Bultema)

3. 2103 Cypress St. HOME-0337-2020; 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); R-2 Zone, Kelly Peralta, applicant.  (Graham Bultema)

4. 2521 Victoria Ave. HOME-0597-2022; Review of a homestay rental application to allow short-term rental (such as AirBNB) of an owner-occupied residential unit. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); C-R-SF Zone, Trevor Andruss, applicant.  (Graham Bultema)

5. 1827 Sola Ct. HOME-0600-2022; 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; R-1 Zone, Charankamal Kaur, applicant.  (Graham Bultema)

6. 630 High St., Unit B. HOME-0623-2022; Review of a homestay rental application to allow short-term rental (such as AirBNB) of an owner-occupied residential unit. This project is categorically exempt from environmental review (CEQA); C-N Zone, Haley Murphy, applicant.  (Graham Bultema)

The Community Development Director will either approve or deny these applications no sooner than January 23, 2023

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, stop by Monday and Wednesday between 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday between 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., or call (805) 781-7170, weekdays, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. January 12, 2023

Free Will Astrology by Rob Brezsny

Homework: What power will you possess in nine months that you do not yet have? Newsletter.freewillastrology.com

ARIES

(March 21-April 19): Nigerian author Wole Soyinka reworked the ancient Greek play, The Bacchae In one passage, the god Dionysus criticizes King Pentheus, who is supposedly allpowerful. “You are a man of chains,” Dionysus tells him. “You love chains. You breathe chains, talk chains, eat chains, dream chains, think chains. Your world is bound in manacles.” The bad news, Aries, is that many of us have some resemblances to Pentheus. The good news is that the coming months will be a favorable time to shed at least some of your chains. Have fun liberating yourself! Try to help a few others wriggle free from their chains, too. Doing so will aid your own emancipation.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20): The coming weeks will be a great time to fill your journal with more intense ruminations than you have for many moons. If you don’t have a journal, think about starting one. Reveal yourself to yourself, Taurus! Make conscious that which has been vague, unnamed, or hiding. Here are assignments to help launch your flood of intimate self-talk. 1. Write passionately about an experience you’ve always wanted to try but have never done. 2. Conduct imaginary interviews with people who rouse strong feelings in you. 3. Describe what deity, superhero, or animal you are and how your special intelligence works. 4. Visualize a dream in which you appear as a bolder, more confident version of yourself. 5. Talk about a time you felt rousingly alive and how you plan to feel that way again.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20): A stranger approached me at Wild Birds Unlimited, a store that sells bird food and accessories. “You write the horoscopes, right?” she asked. “I’m a Gemini, and I want to thank you for helping me tone down my relentless fidgeting. You made me realize I have been secretly proud of tapping my fingers on the table while talking with people, and constantly darting my eyes around the room to check out the ever-changing views. I’d unconsciously believed that stuff was a sign of my incredible vitality. But you’ve been a steadying influence. You’ve shown me ways to settle down and focus my energy better. I can see how restlessness sometimes saps my energy.” I told the woman, “You’re welcome!” and let her know that 2023 will be a favorable time to do much more of this good work. Homework: Meditate on channeling your incredible vitality into being grounded and centered.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22): According to Cancerian author Ronald Sukenick, the writer’s work is “to destroy restrictive viewpoints, notice the unnoticed, speak the unspeakable, shake stale habits, ward off evil, give vent to sorrow, pulverize doctrine, attack and uphold tradition as needed, and make life worth living.” I believe 2023 will be an excellent time for you to carry out those actions, even if you’re not a writer. You will have abundant power to bless and heal through creative rebellion and disruption. You will thrive as you seek out interesting novelty.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22): Psychotherapist Ryan Howes has wisdom you’ll benefit from heeding in the coming weeks. “We need to accept our age,” he writes. “We need to accept illnesses and addictions. We need to accept the past. We need to accept others as they are.” He goes on to say that this doesn’t mean we must like all these situations. And we can certainly try to make the best of them. But when we don’t struggle in vain to change what’s beyond our control to change, we have more energy for things that we can actually affect.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Here’s testimony from musician Pharrell Williams: “If someone asks me what inspires me, I always say, ‘That which is missing.’” Yes! This is an apt message for you, Virgo. The best way for you to generate motivation and excitement in the coming weeks will be to explore what is lacking, what is invisible, what’s lost or incomplete. Check in with your deep intuition right now. Do you feel a stirring in your gut?

It may tell you where to find important and intriguing things that are missing.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Every animal knows far more than you do,” declares a proverb of the Nimíipuu people, also known as the Nez Perce. Author Russell Banks provides further testimony to convince us we should be humble about our powers of awareness. “There is a wonderful intelligence to the unconscious,” he says. “It’s always smarter than we are.” These are good pointers for you to heed in the coming weeks, Libra. You will have a special power to enhance your understanding of the world by calling on the savvy of animals and your unconscious mind. They will be especially rich sources of wisdom. Seek out their educational input!

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Psychologist Carl Jung said that the whole point of Jesus Christ’s story was not that we should become exactly like him. Rather, we should aspire to be our best and highest selves in the same way that he fulfilled his unique mission. So Jesus was not the great exception, but rather the great example. I bring these meditations to your attention, Scorpio, because I believe life in 2023 will conspire to make you, more than ever before, the hero of your own destiny. You will be inspired to honor only your own standards of success and reject all others’. You will clearly see that you are progressing at your own natural and righteous pace, which is why it makes no sense to compare your evolution to anyone else’s.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A reader named Mary Roseberry describes her experience of being a Sagittarius: “I hate to be bored. I hate imperfections. I hate to wait. I hate sadness. I hate conflict. I hate to be wrong. I hate tension.” Wow! I admire Mary’s succinct understanding of who she doesn’t want to be and what she doesn’t like to do. I invite you to compose a similar testimony. You would benefit from getting clear about the experiences you intend to avoid in 2023. Once you have done that, write a list of the interesting feelings and situations you will seek out with intense devotion during the coming months.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): When he was 74 years old, Capricorn author Norman Maclean published his first novel, A River Runs Through It It became a best-seller. Capricorn film director Takeshi Kitano directed his first film at age 42. Now 75, he has since won many awards for his work in his native Japan. Capricorn activist Melchora Aquino, who was a leader in the Philippines’ fight for independence from Spain, launched her career as a revolutionary when she was in her 80s. She’s known as the “Mother of the Revolution.” I hope these heroes inspire you, dear Capricorn. I believe that 2023 is the year you will get an upgrade in any area of your life where you have seemed to be a late bloomer.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): According to my analysis of the astrological omens, you will soon be called upon to summon grace under pressure; to express magnanimity while being challenged; to prove that your devotion to your high standards is more important than the transitory agendas of your ego. The good news is that you are primed and ready to succeed at these exact assignments. I have confidence in your power to activate the necessary courage and integrity with maximum poise and composure.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20): “By dying daily, I have come to be,” wrote poet Theodore Roethke. He didn’t mean he suffered literal deaths. He was referring to the discipline of letting go of the past; shedding worn-out habits; leaving behind theories and attitudes that once served him well but no longer did; killing off parts of himself that were interfering with the arrival of the fresh future. I recommend his strategy to you, Pisces. To the degree that you agree to die daily, you will earn the right to be reborn big-time in a few weeks. ∆

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