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Burning question The story behind what started last summer’s Chimney Fire [10] BY PETER JOHNSON


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July 13 - July 20, 2017 VOLUME 31, NUMBER 51

Editor’s note

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s thousands of acres burn across the Central Coast, SLO County nears the one year anniversary of the Chimney Fire, one of the largest fires in decades that burned more than 46,000 acres near Lake Nacimiento. Cal Fire sent a press release out in March 2017 saying that the fire was caused by FILM ROLL a vehicle igniting grass next to a dirt road. The Cataloguing the start of a fire that simple summation of events made us curious cost $12 million for more, so New Times Public Records Actto put out and torched almost requested the full investigative reports. Staff 50 houses. Writer Peter Johnson gets into what those documents contain in this week’s cover story [10]. Also this week, you can read about how much testing properties for TCE contamination is costing Buckley Road residents and the county [8] ; a photographer exhibiting his life with a disabled daughter [24] ; what an oak tree can tell you about its lifetime, according to one author [26] ; and what the newest restaurant in Los Osos is putting on the table [38].

This week cover The beginning of 2016’s big fire ............................. 10

news TCE investigation is costing county and residents ...........8

opinion Religion should stay where it belongs............................. 12

arts GALLERY: Photographs of Sharon ........................................24 LITERATURE: The lifetime of an oak ........................................26

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flavor FOOD: Drop into the Heron ...........38

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Artifacts ....................... 24 Starkey..........................27 Club Listings ................ 30 Split Screen.................. 32 Reviews and Times ..... 32 Get Out! ........................37

Viewer Discretion............7 Strokes & Plugs ............. 9

opinion Hodin ............................ 12 This Modern World ....... 12 Letters .......................... 13 Street Talk..................... 14 Rhetoric & Reason ....... 15

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Events calendar Hot Dates ..................... 17 Special Events .............. 17 Arts ............................... 17 Music ............................ 19 Culture & Lifestyle ....... 20 Food & Drink ............... 22

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here’s a slight smell of smoke in the air as Fran Spencer and one of her friends sit on the concrete bench outside the Minami Community Center in Santa Maria. Both women are evacuees, forced to pack up what they could in their cars and flee their homes as firefighters work to get a handle on the Alamo Fire, a large blaze burning east of Santa Maria. Spencer said she wasn’t surprised when she got an automated reverse-911 call on July 8 telling her to evacuate her home. “I was waiting for it. I could see the big puffs of smoke,” Spencer told New Times. She packed up what she could, mostly photographs and a bag of clothes from her dryer, and left with her family. Two days later, Spencer was passing the time at the center, now a Red Cross shelter, talking to her friends, reading the local newspaper, and calling neighbors for news about the fire and their property, where her husband chose to stay along with chickens, peacocks, a donkey, and other animals they weren’t able to evacuate. “It’s an overwhelming feeling,” Spencer said. The Alamo Fire began July 6 along Highway 166 near the east end of Twitchell Reservoir. The fire spread due to the area’s rugged land and an abundance of dry brush. “The fire is burning in a very steep and inaccessible terrain,” Cal Fire SLO Unit Chief Scott Jalbert said at a July 9 press conference. “Our firefighters are experiencing very dangerous and critical fire behavior.” By July 10, the fire had spread to an estimated 28,926 acres and was just 15 percent contained.

PHOTO BY CHRIS MCGUINNESS The fire prompted a massive response from Cal Fire, which deployed more than 2,000 personnel and 48 fire crews to fight the blaze that threatened 133 homes in the area, including Spencer’s. At least three homes have been destroyed by the fire, according to officials. This isn’t the first time Spencer has been forced to flee a wildfire. As a young girl, Spencer was evacuated from the Coyote Fire in 1964, which charred more than 67,000 acres in the hills of Santa Barbara County and destroyed more than 100 structures. She said the experience stayed with her so much that FIRE SEASON The Alamo Fire has burned more than 28,000 she began keeping boxes of important acres in a rural area east of Santa Maria. The blaze threatened 133 family photos near her bed. When she structures and sparked evacuations of some residents. got the call to leave due to the Alamo Fire, those boxes went with her to the because his property has a 25,000-gallon water evacuation center. tank, on-site fire hydrants, and heavy equipment, “You load up the boxes and here we go again,” including a bulldozer. Spencer said. “There’s no way my place is going to burn While most individuals within the evacuation because I’m prepared for it,” Lang said. area left, a small number of others chose to stay Whether they chose to stay or leave, residents despite the risks. in the path of the Alamo Fire have at least one “Everybody evacuated except for about three or thing in common: All they can do is wait as the four of us,” said Fred Lang, who lives on a property fire continues to burn and the fire crews work to on Tepusquet Road. extinguish the blaze. As of July 12, containment of Lang appeared at ease as he stood near the the Alamo Fire had increased to 65 percent. Fire intersection of Tepusquet Road and Highway 166 officials lifted the evacuation order that same day, on July 10, chatting with fire and law enforcement but warned residents returning to their homes to personnel, who now outnumber the actual be careful and stay vigilant of fire conditions. ∆ —Chris McGuinness residents of the area. He said he chose to stay

Fire season roars to life as Cayucos fire department dissolves

the community will be may be a long one. Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) Executive Officer David Church said settling on what level of fire service the county can provide to the community is vital. It could take a few more months than anticipated due to this year’s fire season. “This one is a little more complex because you do have fire issues to work through, so it depends on the discussions between the county and the district,” Church said. Those discussions will have to deal with the department’s financial struggles and the fact that it’s still providing fire service to Cayucos. Church said usually the process of dissolution occurs because a district or community is no longer using a service or department. “You got to have that conversation and it has got to be one that’s fruitful and brings together options,” he said. The Central Coast region is finding itself at the start of high temperatures and dry vegetation, which makes it vulnerable to fire, and Church said that fact just points out the critical nature of fire service. After struggling to keep the department afloat with reserve volunteer firefighters and antiquated infrastructure, Cayucos fire district board President Steve Beightner said the board voted at the July 6 meeting to submit an application of dissolution to LAFCO and proceed with the county. The Fire Protection District maintains its stance on negotiating with the county to keep the fire department at its existing location and maintaining a reserve firefighter program. With a busy start to the

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fire season, he said the community needs to be covered with a reliable fire department. “We can rely on the volunteers we have now, but with a career department we’re tied into a much larger organization and we’ll have more resources available to us,” he said. At the July 6 meeting, Fire Chief Mike Minetti announced his retirement after 46 years with the department. Beightner said that the former fire chief announced his retirement due to health reasons, which just compounds the community’s situation. “We cannot continue to provide the level of service, I think, the community of Cayucos wants for the amount [of money] we have to work with,” Beightner said. —Karen Garcia

Dogs chased mailman prior to deadly Grover Beach attack

Recently filed court documents are shedding more light on the circumstances surrounding a dog attack in Grover Beach that left one person dead and another injured. The documents, filed by an attorney representing the former Grover Beach Police officer who owned the dogs, included investigative reports that stated the animals chased a postal carrier just before the attack. The documents also showed that some residents in the neighborhood where the attack occurred had misgivings about the dogs, including the former officer’s own roommate. NEWS continued page 7


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That former officer, Alex Geiger, now faces three felony charges in connection with the Dec. 13, 2016, attack, which left Grover Beach resident David Fear dead and injured his elderly neighbor, Betty Long. The dog believed to be primarily responsible for the attack, a retired police K-9 named Neo, was euthanized shortly after the incident. According to a report from SLO County’s Animal Services Division, one witness stated that they had seen Geiger’s two dogs chasing a mail truck down Owens Court shortly before the attack. In a later interview, the mail carrier reportedly said he was making deliveries in the area when he saw two dogs running from Geiger’s property toward his truck, barking aggressively. “One of the dogs seemed particularly aggressive and was jumping on [the mail carrier’s] truck as if trying to get at him,” the report stated. According to the report, the mail carrier told investigators that he left the area and the dogs stopped their pursuit. The mail carrier added that he’d never had any dog-related problems in the neighborhood before that day. The carrier wasn’t the only witness that voiced misgivings about Geiger’s dogs. Other neighbors stated that they had problems with the dogs frequently barking. One individual who owned a vacation home next to Geiger’s house reportedly said he received calls from his gardener and handyman, who told him Geiger’s dogs were “going crazy”; barking and appearing to act aggressively when they were working nearby. An Animal Services investigator also spoke with Geiger’s roommate, a Cal Poly student, who reportedly said she never saw Neo act in an aggressive manner, but admitted that she had never been alone with the dog. “… she has felt it prudent to avoid those situations given his status as a police dog and his general demeanor, which she characterized as a ‘serious dog,’” the report states. Still, other neighbors told investigators that they had not experienced any problems with the dog acting aggressive, and had not seen them running lose in the neighborhood prior to the attack. Currently, Geiger is facing three criminal charges in connection with the attack, including a charge of involuntary manslaughter. Geiger’s attorney is asking a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court

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judge to drop the manslaughter charge, which the SLO County District Attorney’s Office recently added to the two criminal counts they’d initially charged Geiger with in the wake of the attack. —Chris McGuinness

Morro Bay starts over with its water facility

Morro Bay’s controversial water reclamation facility is up in the air again as the City Council reviews an old project proposal that was denied by the California Coastal Commission four years ago. The existing facility—currently shared with the Cayucos Sanitary District—sits next to the ocean. In 2013, the Coastal Commission denied the city’s original plan to build a new water facility on the current site due to potential flooding and other coastal hazards. City Councilmember Marlys McPherson said after a recommendation from the facility’s citizen advisory committee, the site is once again being looked into along with the past two project sites—which were denied by the community in 2016. “The situation has changed since the project denial; we have more accurate costs of the [currently proposed] South Bay Boulevard Site and we want to meet with the Coastal Commission staff to see if we can mitigate what was denied in 2013,” McPherson said. A peer review submitted to the citizen advisory committee with the main goal of cutting the cost to build a new facility spurred the City Council’s decision. The peer review panel included utilities managers and wastewater construction directors from local municipalities. The review panel worked with consultants Black and Veatch—an engineering, consulting, and construction company—to reduce the project’s costs by $38 million to $43 million if it’s built at the original site, even with the same amenities as the current proposed project site off South Bay Boulevard. According to the report, the biggest contributor to cost of the South Bay proposal—between $150 million to $160 million—is the site itself. “Pipeline and earthwork costs there are very high. The most effective way to reduce construction cost is to go back to near or on the existing wastewater site,” a staff report read. But the Coastal Commission maintains its opposition to the initial site. District Director Dan Carl sent a letter to Morro Bay the day of the July 11 City Council

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meeting after learning about its possible change in direction. “We are frankly shocked that the city would be considering such a radical change in strategy without even consultation with Coastal Commission staff, especially given the commission’s prior denial of a coastal permit for the city’s prior plant project at the current plant site in 2013,” the letter read. Councilmember McPherson said the letter from Carl was distributed during the council meeting. She said the council voted to move along with reviewing sites on South Bay Boulevard, at Righetti Ranch, and at the existing facility. City staff will return to the council with its fi ndings in two months. —Karen Garcia

County pushes back on grand jury’s juvenile hall report

Probation officials took issue with some of the findings in a recent grand jury report on SLO County’s multimillion dollar effort to expand space at its juvenile hall facility. The county completed the $20 million expansion project in 2016, adding an extra 24,000 square feet of space and increasing the total number of beds at its juvenile hall from 45 to 65. However, the SLO County grand jury’s May 2017 report raised concerns that the county built the facility bigger than it should have. “When a facility has excess space, there is the potential for unnecessary cost,” the report stated. According to the grand jury’s report, juvenile arrests and booking at the juvenile hall declined significantly since 2011, when planning for the expansion

began. Data shows that the hall’s average daily population decreased by 47 percent during that same time period. Meanwhile, juvenile arrests and criminal charges against youth in the county decreased by 38 and 64 percent respectively. In the county’s written response, SLO County’s Probation Department pushed back on the grand jury’s claims, stating that it partially disagreed with the group’s findings. According to probation’s response, the extra beds help cover spikes in the facility’s occupancy, which can increase the number of youth it needs to house beyond its average daily population. At times of peak occupancy, such as nights or when multiple youths are booked into the hall on the same day, 37 out of 50 beds, about 74 percent of the available beds, are being used, according to the probation department. “So while the grand jury is correct that not all of the beds in the juvenile hall are being occupied, a significant portion of the extra capacity is being used at peak times,” the response stated. The department’s response also noted that the expansion was built to meet the needs of the county over the next 30 years. In the response to the grand jury report, the SLO County Board of Supervisors shot down several of the grand jury report’s recommendations, including calls for a new needs analysis on the size and use of the juvenile hall, as well as a study to compare the hall’s program costs to the cost of juvenile group homes. The board stated that such recommendations were not warranted. Δ —Chris McGuinness

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The TCE enigma The search for contamination source continues with Buckley Road residents footing the bill

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n real life, things are often messier than a CSI episode purports them to be, and mysteries of all kinds can drag out for months or years without a satisfying resolution. That appears to be case for tracking down just who is responsible for the toxic solvent found in several domestic water wells in the Buckley Road area of San Luis Obispo. It’s been more than eighteen months since water quality officials discovered levels of trichloroethylene, or TCE, that exceeded the EPA’s drinking water standards in the groundwater of 13 domestic wells in the area. Despite environmental testing on multiple properties, including the SLO County Regional Airport, the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board has yet to find the source of that contamination. And the cost of the investigation is mounting, both for the water board and some of the residents whose properties are suspected of being the culprit. Alan Strasbaugh owns a commercial property located at 825 Buckley Road. In November 2016, after testing showed that the airport was not the source of the TCE groundwater contamination, the water board turned its focus to three nearby properties, including Strasbaugh’s, which had been singled out for potential TCE-

related issues as far back as 2013. The property owners were required to pay for sampling and testing to determine if they were the source of the TCE. In an interview with New Times, Strasbaugh said he has already spent about $50,000 total in connection with the water board’s investigation of his property. That includes hiring environmental consultants, conducting testing on the property, and hiring an attorney, Strasbaugh said. The results didn’t reveal any evidence that his property was the source of the TCE. “In spite of all their efforts to find TCE on the property and money I’ve spent, they found zero,” Strasbaugh said. Testing also indicated that a commercial property on Buckley Road owned by John Coakley likely wasn’t the source of the contamination either. Coakley did not respond to New Times’ request for comment. Janice Noll is the majority owner of another commercial property located at 4665 Thread Lane. She’s on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars to pay for testing on the land, which houses a machine shop that’s operated since the 1960s and may have used industrial solvents in the past. According to an April 2017 letter sent

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to the water board, Noll is struggling to come up with the estimated $45,000 to test her property’s soil and groundwater. “[Noll] works full time, but the rent she receives from the tenants on that property is a primary source of her income,” wrote Westlake Village-based attorney David Ossentjuk, who’s representing both Noll and Strasbaugh. The letter stated that Noll had tried to borrow the money via a loan from a private lender, but was turned down. The letter also claimed that Noll was thinking about getting a bank loan, but expressed doubt she’d be approved once the lenders found out what the money would be used for. In an interview with New Times, Ossentjuk said Noll was still attempting to find funding and expressed frustration. “She just doesn’t have the money to pay for all this expensive work,” he said. SLO County also paid out of pocket for testing. According to county officials, it cost $592,711 to conduct testing at the airport. Ossentjuk said that Noll filed a preliminary application asking for more than $45,000 in funding through the State Water Resources Control Board’s Site Cleanup Subaccount Program, or SCAP, which provides grants to remediate existing or threatened harm caused by surface and groundwater contamination. As of July 7, the state board had not decided whether to approve Noll’s application. Noll isn’t the only one seeking funding through SCAP in connection with the Buckley Road TCE contamination. The

Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board filed for SCAP funding in September of last year, laying out a detailed six-phase plan at a cost of more than $298,000. Dean Thomas, a project manager for the regional water board, said the state board had not yet made a decision on the application. In the meantime, he indicated the board was reviewing the data it’s collected thus far to decide what the next steps in the investigation will be. “It’s hard to tell at this point,” he said “We have to gather information and see where to go from there.” When and if the water board’s investigators find the source of the contamination, property owners who’ve had to shell out the cash to clear their names shouldn’t expect to recoup that money from the board itself. However, Thomas did say that they would be able to try and get that money back from whoever is ultimately found responsible for the contamination. “Once we find that responsible party, they can request reimbursement,” he said. But Strasbaugh said that whoever ended up causing the mess would likely face lawsuits and claims from other area residents whose groundwater was contaminated. When asked the chances that he’d get his $50,000 back, Strasbaugh didn’t take long to answer. “Close to zero,” he said. ∆ Staff Writer Chris McGuinness can be reached at cmcguinness@newtimesslo.com, or on Twitter at @CWMcGuinness.


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Life cycle N ot too long ago, someone wrote a letter to the editor complaining about using tax dollars to create bicycle lanes, wondering, “Why should my tax dollars subsidize someone else’s recreation?” Sadly, many think of bicycling as solely a recreational pastime, forgetting that many commute to work by bike, lessening not only their carbon footprint but decreasing traffic as well. That’s even truer in the developing world, where owning a car is an unaffordable luxury, which is where the World Bicycle Relief organization comes in. The nonprofit organization is “a comprehensive bicycle distribution organization directed at poverty relief for developing countries in Africa and around the world,” according to organizers. Hundreds of thousands of bicycles have been distributed in nations such as Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe—and these bikes improve people’s lives in many unexpected ways, increasing school attendance, helping health care providers reach more patients, and helping small businesses and farmers increase their earnings. You can help get a bike into the hands of someone who really needs it by attending SRAM’s annual World Bicycle Relief fundraiser at their California Development Center (4720 Allene Way, SLO) this Saturday, July 15, from 3 to 7 p.m. Kids 12 and under are free, general admission tickets are $20, which includes food and drink, and special guided tours of the facility are $50 and also include refreshments. Tickets are available at sram.worldbicyclerelief.org/ slotourdesram. If you’re feeling generous, a $147 donation donates a complete bike to World Bicycle Relief. Tours of the engineering and testing facility are scheduled for 3:30, 4:30, and 6 p.m., with a silent auction closing at 5:30 p.m.

“SRAM engineers will set aside their computers and exercise their barbeque and bartending skills instead,” organizers said. “Tri-tip skewers with a delicious side as well as beer, wine, and soft drinks will be served throughout the afternoon.” The donated Buffalo Bicycles are “built for big loads on tough roads,” as their motto claims, and this program makes a difference in people’s lives. “Six years of fundraising efforts in San Luis Obispo have been extremely successful with over 250 bikes funded locally,” organizers added. “Worldwide since its inception in 2005, World Bicycle Relief has provided an incredible 350,000 bicycles to improve lives in 13 African nations.” Come on out, enjoy some food and good cheer, and check out a cutting-edge bicycle component and technology facility! Oh, and maybe you’ll even improve the life of someone living on the other side of the world in a place where there are no bike lanes—just people who need to get from one place to another.

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Behind the spark

FIRE ON THE RANGE The Chimney Fire began on remote rangeland owned by Monterey County Water Resources Agency.

FIRE PERIMETER MAP hortly after Loretta Borges saw those were residences—and came within the column of smoke wafting 2 miles of Hearst Castle. from the remote land behind The estimated property damage is her ranch, she saw two men in $12.2 million, according to Cal Fire. But a truck barreling up a dirt road information about its cause has been in her direction, honking the horn. tightly held. In the initial period after She described them to fire investigators as “in shock.” But as the smoke plume grew, the men got out of the truck and scrambled to help remove flammable materials from around her property just south of Lake Nacimiento. “No one asked them to stay,” Borges would later tell fire investigators. “And they made no effort to leave.” The time was 4:03 p.m.; the temperature, 100 degrees; the drought, five years in. Earlier that morning—Aug. 13, 2016— Borges let the men use her gate to access the ranch road that meanders westward into the backcountry, through property predominately owned by Monterey County. When the men first came face to face with the grassfire a mile or so west of the ranch, it was about the size of a football field. They tried to fight it with an extinguisher—to no avail. The fire had spread to 250 acres by the time emergency crews first arrived at the scene. It would take 24 days, thousands of firefighters, and a California state of emergency declaration to ultimately contain the Chimney Fire, which is the largest wildfire to hit San Luis Obispo County so far this century. When all the BLAZE OF THE soot settled, it scorched 46,344 acres. CENTURY The “Five, six years of drought conditions,” Chimney Fire burned 46,344 acres in North said Chris Elms, a Cal Fire SLO public County, and marked information officer, “and it just became the largest wildfire to a tinderbox.” hit SLO County this Nearly 4,000 firefighters from across millennium. the state responded to the Chimney Fire, which destroyed 70 structures—49 of

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The Chimney Fire torched 46,344 acres of North SLO County, destroyed 49 homes and Chimneyin Incident CA-SLU-008948 cost millions 2016. But how did it start? Damage Inspection Summary Page 19 of BY 109 PETER JOHNSON

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the fire’s outbreak, officials said they’d determined the fire wasn’t arson. Seven months later, on March 29, 2017, Cal Fire announced the investigation was over, and the cause was “a vehicle that ignited dry grasses next to a dirt road”—without

providing further details. New Times asked for the full investigative reports behind the fire. All the details published in this story come directly from the reports. With wildfire season in full swing again on the Central Coast this summer, the circumstances unearthed in the Chimney Fire report shed light on some of the hazards and precarious land use dynamics at play out in the most remote, and flammable, areas of SLO County.

Deer scouting gone wrong

Lake Nacimiento

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Fire officials reported that the Chimney Fire was sparked by a 1992 Ford F-350 going through rangeland owned by the Monterey County Water Resources Agency, driven by two men who were scouting deer on the second day of deer hunting season. Paul and Gary Atkins borrowed the truck on Aug. 13 from Schlegel Sand and Gravel in Atascadero, their employer. A man who identified himself as a manager or owner at Schlegel confirmed that fact to New Times, but added that he had no knowledge of what the car was being used for. He instructed New Times to reference the Cal Fire report, and hung up the phone. According to that report, the men arrived at Borges’ ranch in the morning. Borges declined to be interviewed by New Times, but her property is the most westerly residence in that area that has access to the main public road: Running Deer Road. “Get any … information from Cal Fire,” Borges wrote in an email. “Anything else would just be speculation or rumors—and there were tons of rumors going around.”


Anything else would just be speculation or rumors—and there were tons of rumors going around.’ —Loretta Borges, ranch owner south of Lake Nacimiento

Investigators later learned that the men were given permission by another area landowner to scout the deer hunting conditions, and to “be on his property to gain access to another property.” David Batdorf owns several hundred acres of land some miles west of Borges’ ranch, and reportedly has an easement that runs through the publicly owned land in between. The Atkinses initially told investigators they were in the area “to repair a road” for Batdorf, a task which Batdorf did not corroborate in the Cal Fire documents. Contact information for Batdorf could not be found, and it was redacted from the investigation reports. The men drove out on ranch roads “as far as they could until the road became unpassable” and “continued on foot for a while and returned,” the Cal Fire report stated. Driving back, at one point, they “had to drive in the grass for a bit because of a large ditch in the road.” The truck’s “tires spun a little in the dirt while doing this,” the investigation report read. They then stopped at a pond “to stretch” and to “look for tracks,” which is when they observed smoke coming up from behind them and realized that a fire had started. The Atkinses confirmed to Cal Fire that they had driven minutes prior through the area where the smoke was. When asked who or what else was in the area at the time, the men said, “Ain’t nothing out there but us.” Investigators later found dry grass underneath the vehicle and “a piece of carbon inside the exhaust pipe stuck in the screen of the exhaust.” Kevin McLean, Cal Fire’s investigator, concluded, based on those facts, “the cause of the Chimney Fire to be from the vehicle Paul Atkins was driving. A vehicle was the only competent ignition source in that location.” McLean was on vacation during the reporting of this story and could not be reached for an interview.

The Monterey factor

The Monterey County Water Resources Agency owns the 485-acre parcel of land that the Atkinses were traveling across at the moment the Chimney Fire started. And it’s not the only block of property SLO’s neighbor to the north owns in the county. Monterey County has holdings on more than 60 large parcels scattered around Lake Nacimiento—totaling thousands of acres—all purchased in the 1950s to pave the way for the original construction of the reservoir. Many of those parcels were burned by the Chimney Fire. “The fire definitely torched our property down there,” said Brent Buche, deputy general manager for the water agency. Monterey County manages the land today by leasing it out to private livestock grazers in seven-year periods. In return, the agency receives annual rent and land protection. The leases spell out the agency’s land management expectations from tenants, like fire prevention maintenance and submitting quarterly reports. The grazers’ leases prohibit recreational activities—explicitly hunting. “Not any schmuck can do this,” Buche said. “You have to be in the grazing business and demonstrate your ability to

FILE PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

‘Get any … information from Cal Fire.

SAVE THE CASTLE An air tanker drops fire retardant near Hearst Castle as the Chimney Fire came within 2 miles of the national landmark. The castle shut down to public tours for several days.

care for the agency land. A lot of it is for caring for the land and fire control.” The tenant on the parcel where the Chimney Fire started is local developer Darren Shetler, who’s leased the land as Four Seasons Livestock LLC since 2010. Shetler did not return a request for comment from New Times. Buche said that hunting and trespassing are “huge” problems on the agency’s properties. He said there’s just a single employee tasked with checking up on all of its land. “We have these huge land holdings down there, and trespassing’s an issue,” he said. “We don’t have people patrolling those leases. There are only so many resources. It’s just a reality of a large land holding.”

Rangeland shenanigans?

While all the leases for Monterey County’s holdings prohibit hunting, the parcel where the Chimney Fire started is home to an area known as Deer Flats—a large, open grassy area with a few ponds surrounded by dense oak woodlands. It’s unclear from the investigation’s reports whether the Atkinses were scouting deer on Monterey County’s land, Batdorf’s land, or both. The fire broke out close to Deer Flats. Shetler, the tenant on the property lease, told investigators the last time he’d been on the property prior to the fire was June 2016. He said he only allows one individual on the land (Steve Souza, who was not there that day, according to Cal Fire reports), and he “changes the combos on his gate frequently.” Nonetheless, the Ford F-350 wasn’t the only vehicle out on Monterey County’s land on Aug. 13. Earlier that morning at daybreak, another man was driving on the property in an unregistered Jeep with no catalytic convertor. He also told Cal Fire that during the morning, he heard what sounded like a “four wheeler and a motorcycle” close by. Later in the day he saw all-terrain vehicle (ATV) tracks that had accessed a hill peak on the property. In the wake of the fire’s outbreak, Cal Fire also discovered fresh ATV tracks that had come through the area over the recently fallen ash. After the fire, the Monterey County Water Resources Agency staff “spent months” crafting new leases, according to Buche. He says the new documents make it “crystal clear” what’s allowed on the property. The new batch of leases will all go out to public bid at once and will go in front of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors for approval on July 25.

looking at what’s called unlawfully causing a fire,” explained Lee Cunningham, SLO County’s assistant district attorney. “It requires certain recklessness, but it doesn’t require an intent to start a fire. It just means you’re reckless. We’ve prosecuted those kinds of cases.” “Negligence” in starting an accidental fire is another transgression, and not as serious as recklessness. In order to prove criminal negligence, Cunningham said the act has to meet three criteria: that the person involved is aware that the actions present a risk of fire, that he or she ignores that risk, and that the action constitutes a gross deviation from what a reasonable person would do. Cal Fire has indicated it doesn’t believe criminal recklessness or negligence played a role in the start of the Chimney Fire. The agency has not recommended pressing charges to the DA’s Office, said Cunningham and Elms, the Cal Fire SLO public information officer. “If there was negligence, there would have been a legal process with it,” Elms said. “And there was a lot of due diligence in this whole process. That’s why it took so long to get the information out.”

Nevertheless, the first section of Cal Fire’s final investigation report recites a public resources code violation by the drivers: “If the fire originates from the operation or use of any engine … or any other device that could kindle a fire, the occurrence of the fire is prima facie evidence of negligence in the maintenance, operation, or use of such engine,” the report quotes from Code 4435. “If … it can be determined which person’s negligence caused such fire, such person is guilty of a misdemeanor.” Cunningham indicated that the issue could wind up in civil court, given the widespread losses that were incurred from the fire: Nearly 50 homes, more than 46,000 acres, more than $12 million in property losses. In looking at the issue, Elms sees it from a firefighter’s perspective. “These roadside fires are a huge thing; they happen all the time all over the country,” Elms said. “As far as I know, they weren’t involved in any violation of law. These guys were just out and about.” Δ Staff Writer Peter Johnson can be reached at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

No charges

Determining whether prosecutors have a strong case to pursue criminal charges for sparking a wildfire is not as simple as asking: arson or accident? Arson is a clear crime. Accidentally sparking a wildfire can also be considered criminal if it’s done “recklessly” or “negligently.” “If it’s an unintentional fire, then you’re

‘We have these huge land holdings down

there, and trespassing’s an issue. We don’t have people patrolling those leases.’

—Brent Buche, deputy general manager of Monterey County Water Resources Agency

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BY KATHY RIEDEMANN

Separation of church and state A response to Al Fonzi’s July 6 commentary, ‘Faith, politics, and the founders’

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hen looking at our country’s history, it is wonderful to know that some people of Christian faith were opposed to slavery, as they should have been. However, it is most disturbing to know that “passages in the Bible on the use and regulation of slavery have been used throughout history as justification for the keeping of slaves” (Wikipedia, Christian Views on Slavery), and that in the U.S., “when abolition was proposed, many Christians spoke vociferously against it, citing the Bible’s acceptance of slavery as ‘proof’ that it was part of the normal condition.” Hmm … Where have we heard this argument of “proof” before? Oh yes, very recently, in this very paper, as a matter of fact! Some people use the Bible to “prove” that a person who is homosexual is immoral (when anyone with basic life experience and common sense knows that a person who is gay is no less normal and moral than someone born with red hair or as someone who dislikes certain foods). Our government is then allowing these people to discriminate against others who are homosexual because of this religious belief. Hopefully, these Christian fundamentalists can do a little less Bible quoting and a little more soul searching and see the problems with their type of biblical interpretation: literalism. In the meantime, hopefully other Christians (and everyone else) will continue to speak out against this injustice, as they did in the past against slavery.

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Understanding how past individuals, and especially governments, have used their flawed interpretation of God’s will and practice of religion in an attempt to control, coerce, discriminate against, and harm others explains why our wise founding fathers, in the First Amendment, guarded against an established religion and wanted to keep our nation state secular. In their own words:

“I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people build a wall of separation between Church and State.” —Thomas Jefferson

“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” —1797 Treaty of Tripoli, ratified by Congress

So please, let us all respect and promote this wisdom. This basic liberal philosophy of the separation of church and state is an extremely important part of what has made our country so great. We need to reverse the discrimination and fervently guard against further encroachment of religion in our government! As the old saying goes, the road to hell is paved with “good” intentions. We need to be careful where we are placing our bricks. We and our government need to side with human rights and common decency over some peoples’ “religious” beliefs. ∆

“ … no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.” —George Washington “Christian establishments tend to great ignorance and corruption, all of which facilitate the execution of mischievous projects.” —James Madison “During almost 15 centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence of the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.” —James Madison

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“The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established ... .” —James Madison

Kathy Riedemann thinks religion should continue to stay out of governing. Send comments to clanham@newtimesslo.com or be proud enough of your opinions to write a letter to editor and send it to letters@ newtimesslo.com.

An opportunity for developers, but what’s in it for us? The San Luis Ranch project calls for 580 homes (plus accessory dwelling

units), a 200-room hotel, 150,000 square feet of office space, and 200,000 square feet of commercial space. Sure, we need more “affordable” housing for people who want to live here, but let’s look at what the bigger picture looks like with so many additional people in one big jump and ask these questions: How does the SLO City Council plan to handle the next drought? Using drought resistant landscaping won’t cut it. How does the council plan to manage the unavoidable gridlock on the Madonna Road and Los Osos Valley Road areas? How does the council plan to manage the newly created bottlenecks on Highway 101 due to the number of cars trying to use the off-ramp and on-ramp to the freeway? It will get backed up for miles. Are there plans and funds for additional lanes on Highway 101? This San Luis Ranch should be part of a long-term plan instead of being a knee-jerk reaction to the requests to live in SLO and a great opportunity for developers. Christine Husk San Luis Obispo

New Times needs varied opinions in the opinion section Bravo to Andrew Christie for writing his excellent piece (“Of folly and Fonzi,” July 6) detailing the many studies that show the undeniable effects of climate change on ice melt, rising sea levels,

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temperature change, extreme weather events and the other negative impacts; many more could have been cited but this was a thorough refutation of Al Fonzi’s allegations about false claims. I have always enjoyed the opinion pieces in the New Times and am privileged to have written several myself, one on climate change about seven years ago. However, it now seems as if Al Fonzi has been given a biweekly column, and if that’s the case, it will shrink the pool of varied opinions that get published. I’d like the editor of New Times to let readers know whether they are following the Tribune in alternating a liberal and a conservative columnist each week with the conservative one being Al Fonzi, or if they plan to return to the format of having different writers with varying perspectives each week. I am in favor of the latter. Judith Bernstein Arroyo Grande

Shame on New Times and Bob Cuddy

I must hand it to Bob Cuddy. For an intelligent and educated columnist he sure knows how to use vitriolic language to prove he is right and the other side is all wrong. Let’s recount the adjectives and names he used in his recent article “The T-word” (June 29). Here are the words describing the elected members of the GOP: narcissistic, ignorant, blowhard, goof, pick pockets, stooges, chinless,

35% Suspense and horror. I love reading about “dark and stormy nights” in 100-degree weather. 35% Breezy beach reads. Nothing too heavy while I soak up rays at the beach. 17% Political nonfiction, because who doesn’t need more politics in their life? 13% No books this summer. I’m sticking to celebrity gossip rags. 23 Votes

tortoise, reptile, sinister, puppets, chickens, warlords, and deranged. This is exactly what is wrong with the press. Instead of criticizing the act or the idea, they attack the person. It is lot easier and draws more attention than a logical discourse. Shame on Mr. Cuddy and the New Times for an article completely devoid of any rational discussion. Endre Vargha

The Bible predicts climate change With all the back-and-forth opinion pieces in New Times, I think the folks warning about climate change should be listened to! The climate is changing. Despite any “pause” or conflicting data (yes, it’s out there) influenced by politics, power, and funding, the Earth is going to get hotter.

Eventually one third of trees and all green grass will burn up (Revelation 8). Then the sun will scorch men with fire and great heat (Revelation 16). We should absolutely try to find a balance of being good stewards of the Earth, and allow access to any energy needed for the poor and undeveloped countries. A good first step in finding that balance may be for us to be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger. Remember that when we do see increasing droughts (Mark 13), earthquakes (Matthew 24), and ocean turmoil (Luke 21), it’s only the beginning of sorrows. We may very well be able to manipulate the environment to what is deemed acceptable, for a time. But no amount of money (Zephaniah 1) or regulation (1 Thessalonians 5) is going to keep the Earth from burning (2 Peter 3). The best thing we can do is turn away from our carnality and pride, and humble ourselves at the foot of the cross. Greg Larson San Luis Obispo

A reflective view

As I sat at the “Faces of Freedom” Veteran’s Memorial in Atascadero one Monday evening, I took time to reflect on where we are as a country. For me, being there is very comforting, honoring, and peaceful. I am humbled and very proud of what the memorial represents. I look at the division and hatred that is so prolific in our country right now. It is so disrespectful to each and every person on the walls or bricks that grace this

beautiful place. Many of them have paid the ultimate price for each of us. What happened to the country that once was of morals, values, integrity, honesty, and truth? What has happened to respect for each other, or more importantly, for one’s self ? We have turned from these core values. There has been a socialist movement in this country for decades now, and it appears it has taken over the Democratic Party. Bernie Sanders, Mayor Heidi Harmon, and SLO Progressives are proof of this. You want more proof, look what happened in Portland, Ore., and Alexandria, Va. Some of the goals of this socialist movement are to destroy the family unit, Christianity, freedom of speech, and division of the people by the control of the media and education system. They have redefined what life is, marriage, family, and gender. There is a pure hate for God and Jesus Christ. Woe to you. I pray for a revival of the gospel of Jesus Christ in our country. We see the results of the falling away of God and his ways. Instead of God bless America, how about America, bless God. Jim Shannon III Atascadero

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often feel exhausted and invisible. Everyone wants to be loved, acknowledged, and respected. A small but significant way that I have found to help is to just carry a few water bottles with you when you’re out walking. I carry them in a cloth bag, and toss a few freezer packs in, too. Hydration is so important, but often a challenge to procure for those living on the street. An added but significant benefit is the opportunity to have a conversation with the recipient, thus acknowledging them and validating that they are not invisible. Earlier this week, I was walking with my 4 1/2-year-old granddaughter, carrying water. When she handed a man his bottle of water, he looked at her while expressing thanks, and she simply said “We are both the same.” Audrey Fleming San Luis Obispo

Cal Valley’s development and lack of water

Will Powers confuses the issues in his June 15 commentary, “Land-use politics,” and most of what he said is incorrect and/ or misleading. Having not been there long, his mistaken views and inconsistencies are understandable. First, let’s clear this up. Land-use planning for the California Valley has always been centered around suburban residential use, not agricultural zoning. The Cal Valley was once touted as the New Palm Springs, not the New Central

Valley. Why? Because the developers did think the California Aqueduct was going to come through. They envisioned golf courses, clubhouses with tennis courts, and swimming pools. Debbie Reynolds and John Wayne bought property there, but the water never came, and the water that was there was scarce and much of it bad—another reason agriculture is inappropriate and few live there. The Carrizo water basin is a stressed, ancient basin with very little recharge. Large-scale agriculture would deplete it shortly, like the uncontrolled vineyard industry did to the Paso basin. That’s why the real farmers and ranchers who live there dry farm. Besides the lack of potable water, the Carrizo Plain, which Cal Valley is part of, is home to more endangered and protected species than anywhere else in the continental U.S. It is the last remaining grasslands ecosystem in California. If and when the cannabis ordinance is passed, Mr. Powers will be able to grow his pot, just as all others will, but he will be limited to the restrictions of Proposition 64 and the Compassionate Care Act and only be allowed six plants or 30 if he is a certified caregiver. Patrick McGibney Carrizo Plain

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Enough bipartisan bullshit

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n the face of today’s polarized, partisan environment, with the country’s political leadership caught between spasms of incompetence and arrogance, many are nostalgic for the days of yore when, the story goes, moderate centrists worked together and governed through bipartisan cooperation. The problem is, this vision of centrist leadership is mostly bullshit. Bipartisan cooperation has rarely been the product of bipartisan people. Rather, bipartisan legislation has historically been the result of numerous factions within and across parties fighting for everything and taking what they can get. Our federal system was designed, not for bipartisan cooperation, but for multi-partisan conflict, bargaining, and compromise so that nobody gets everything they want. Indeed, bipartisanship, is the problem in that all political conflict has been squeezed into two alternatives, as opposed to the loose coalitions of liberals and conservatives, populists and progressives, that have historically existed within both parties. This is the first generation of Americans to live under a true two-party system, and its weaknesses are glaring. James Madison had it right when he expressed the virtues of diversity in government. If you “take in a greater variety of parties and interests” Madison

wrote of the proposed federal republic, “you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens.” Today, our republic is vastly more politically diverse than Madison could have ever imagined, yet our political leadership reflects none of that diversity, with elite factions having co-opted and consolidated power within a homogenous two-party duopoly. We are a nation of queer Latino gun rights advocates, evangelical environmentalists, and military-trained feminist activists, but in our choices for party leadership, our best-case scenario is often hoping for mere stupidity over evil. Moreover, Madison recognized a crucial feature of political competition that even many experts today overlook. Voters base their political decisions on who they are, not what they think. That is, political competition reflects the expression of social identity and membership in particular groups, not a cost-benefit analysis of policy consequences. Yes, as a critic of my own left-leaning ideologues I have argued that Democrats ought not be captive to the “identity politics” of Islamist apologetics and “intersectionality” but in saying that, I’m explicitly advocating for an identity of “democracy politics” over those alternatives. In short, all politics is identity politics.

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Nowhere is this more clear than in the health care debate. People are not deciding whether they support or oppose the Republican Party’s repeal of Obamacare based on the consequences it will have on the health care system. Sure, they may talk themselves into believing that, but honestly, go online and look at what your friends are saying, and it will become clear that people support or oppose the bill because they are Republicans or Democrats, and they are Republicans or Democrats because of the social groups that express their identities through those partisan lenses. This is also true within the divisions in the Republican Party. For those on the right, the logic is something like: Conservatives hate Obamacare, and Medicaid is socialism, and we shouldn’t encourage dependence; on the other hand, some have religious obligations to the poor, and children, and others who rely on these services, and this would be a big change, and conservatives don’t like change. Almost the opposite logic holds for those on the left. It’s about core values more than consequences. Yet when we allow our identities to become too narrowed, ignoring the diversity within ourselves, we suppress our own inner contradictions that, when examined, can actually deepen

our social perspective. For example, I spent the Fourth of July in a public place, drinking Mexican lager and eating tubes of German meat with friends and strangers, enjoying conversation about work, kids, sports, politics, and yes, even the forbidden topic of religion. My night ended in a backyard with people in tears, and true, deep, thoughtful questions about humanity, and what the hell it all means. Good wine will do that. Nobody changed anyone else’s mind, but we knew each other better, and our hearts were moved. We were still the same partisan jackasses the next day, but I’d like to think we had a greater appreciation of our shared destiny. What we need is not bipartisanship, but fellowship. That means getting together and enjoying the great diversity of this country, and all the things that we have in common. We are a pretty badass bunch in all our multitudes. We can embrace our partisanship, fight for what we believe in, and work to convince others, but still respect the fact that Team America requires that we uphold the basic rules of our democratic heritage and identity, and the bargaining and compromise that come with it, or we lose something of ourselves. ∆ Michael Latner is a political science professor and Master of Public Policy Program director at Cal Poly. Send comments through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com. Write a letter to the editor at letters@newtimesslo.com.

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ometimes when New Times Editor Camillia Lanham is shredding letters to the editor that she’s deemed too fallacious to print, I sneak a peak as they grind beneath my gears, mainly for giggles. It’s dumbfounding how dumb people can be, like climate change deniers, who seem to have become emboldened in their ignorance by Duncein-Chief Donnie “Dumbass” Trump. What seems particularly weird is how partisan climate change has become. We’re all on the same planet here! It’s not like the science is in question, and if you’re thinking, “Yes, it is in question!” you’re part of the problem. Even weirder, deniers have taken to believing that the 95 percent agreement among climate scientists is evidence of their collusion! How do you argue that kind of logic? Would it be better if only 80 percent agreed? One letter writer, Brad Wilcox, actually sent me a copy of his letter asking if I could help get it published since Cam “The Hammer” Lanham had deemed in unworthy. “Fact is, if you’re a climatologist and everything is all hunky-dory, you might be out of a job,” Wilcox wrote. “Yes, there are huge payoffs for scientific conclusions and these mad-scientists are also ‘killing it’ with geo-engineering programs made to counter climate change,” he claimed, going on about chemtrails. Hold on a sec while I fetch my tinfoil hat. Some theorize that climate change is

a way to weaken the U.S., but to what end? To corner the market on renewable energy? To charge more for fossil fuels? To allow Third World countries to “catch up” to developed nations? “How is it possible to persuade Americans to quit consuming fuels that make their life so easy?” Wilcox asked. “Simple, make them think they’re killing themselves every time they use it. That’s right, you caused climate change and you should be ashamed of yourself! Time for your punishment, give up your constitutional rights and sign the Paris agreement.” If you can’t agree there’s a problem, how can you agree on approaches to solving it? It’s easier to argue that nothing’s happening, humans can’t have so profound an effect on Earth’s climate, and it’s folly to think humans can do anything to change weather one way or another. Some people have such distrust of liberals, government, and “elitist” scientists—and education in general (according to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 58 percent of Republicans view higher education as a negative)— that cynicism has completely consumed them, rendering them incapable of facing “facts,” which to them are nothing more than a “plot” by liberal elites to hurt “working Americans.” Educated conservative leaders deny climate change for greedy, shortsighted capitalist reasons while peddling conspiracy theories to garner public support.

Remember the good old days when Republican President Richard Nixon started the Environmental Protection Agency and signed the Clean Air Act? He also set aside $10 billion for a nationwide clean water program. Conservative hero Ronald Reagan signed the ozone-protecting Montreal Protocol. Were they in on the conspiracy? Some climate deniers argue that 1970s-era predictions about the future environment didn’t come true, which proves it’s a liberal plot, completely ignoring that Republican presidents enacted the very programs that kept the predictions from coming true! Come on, deniers! Even Exxon finally caved to the truth! “The risk of climate change is real and the risk warrants action,” the oil industry giant states on its website. Down in Santa Barbara County, their Board of Supervisors voted to sign onto the “We Are Still In” campaign, which means they will continue to adhere to the Paris accord even though Climate-Denier-in-Chief Trump has pulled out. Can you imagine our conservative majority board members— John Peschong (who, remember, appointed now-deceased staunch climate change denier Dan Del Campo to the SLO County Planning Commission), Lynn Compton, and Debbie Arnold—agreeing to sign on? That’s a big fat NOPE! I can’t fathom why otherwise reasonable people buy this conspiracy.

The Shredder Maybe emboldened by our own climate change denying columnist Al Fonzi, another letter writer, Peter Byrne, wrote in to call climate change a hoax. “It never ceases to amaze me how little common sense is used in the debate on climate change,” Byrne said like he was reading my mind … about him! “The inconvenient truth is that man-made climate change is a politically contrived crisis in order to get votes and amass political power.” How’s that working out? You’ve got a Republican president, Senate, and House of Representatives—almost all deniers. Where’s our political power? “Do fossil fuels add to the warming of the atmosphere?” Byrne asked. “Possibly yes, at least as much as pouring a glass of water into the ocean adds to rising sea levels.” Well, that’s ostrich-like in its desire to hide from the reality most of us see around us. I, for one, am proud to live in a city that doesn’t want to bury its head in the increasingly hot sand. “We are committed to cutting carbon emissions to ward off the worst effects of global climate change,” SLO City Major Heidi Harmon said. “The world cannot wait and neither will the city of San Luis Obispo.” Don’t make a political hot potato out of scientific facts. ∆ The Shredder is stocking up on sunscreen. Send ideas and comments to shredder@ newtimesslo.com.

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Singer-songwriter and former frontman for Men At Work, Colin Hay will take the stage at the Fremont Theater in SLO, July 23 at 8 p.m. Hay is touring for his latest album Fierce Mercy, released on March 3. Tickets range from $39.50 to $42, and are available via ticketfly.com. —Trever Dias

SPECIAL EVENTS N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

ARTS AND ADVENTURE AUCTION DINNER FUNDRAISER Features OARS rafting, wine tasting, Sycamore Springs spa, Condor viewing, and other adventure packages, plus works by well-known artists. Reservations required. July 22, 5-9 p.m. $100. 805-927-2866. Robin’s Restaurant, 4095 Burton Drive, Cambria.

ELISABETH HAUG BOOK SIGNING Author of Morro Bay: A Magical Marriage Of Man Made And Nature. July 22, 2-4 p.m. 805-772-2880. coalescebookstore.com. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.

PRESENTATION AND BOOK-SIGNING Release Your Pain, Expand Your Life! by Kathleen Granzay. July 16, 2-4 p.m. 805-772-2880. coalescebookstore.com. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

SOUL DUST PRODUCTIONS’ A BOOGIE NIGHT IN PASO The DJs of Soul Dust Productions present a night of boogie and beer. Their selectors will be spinning 70’s and 80’s funk and soul music with heavy grooves and beats. July 14, 8-9 p.m. FREE. 805.238.9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

THORN SIDE THRONE SIDE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY Come meet the author, pick up your copy, and have it autographed. Free gifts, music, refreshments. July 16, 2-4 p.m. Free. 805-6103118. Paso Robles City Park Gazebo, Spring and 12th Streets, Paso Robles. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

CENTRAL COAST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL Enjoy over 500 costumed entertainers, four stages of entertainment, wine, ale, delicious food and unique shopping for this two-day festival. Sunday is “Be A Pirate Day.” July 15, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and July 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15-$25. 550-9177. ccrenfaire. com/. Laguna Lake Park, 504 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo.

FESTIVAL MOZAIC NOTABLE ENCOUNTER DINNER: OPENING NIGHT Join Festival artists for an elegant dinner of farm-to-table California cuisine, then music director Scott Yoo will lead an exploration of Messiaen’s Quartet for the End

of Time. July 19, 6 p.m. $170. 805-781-3009. festivalmozaic.com/event/86e5cec7e9068e6f8781 d02b2c6f42c1. Tolosa Winery, 4910 Edna Rd., San Luis Obispo.

SLOMA FILM NIGHT: SOL LEWITT In the first ever documentary about LeWitt, made by Chris Teerink with the blessing of LeWitt’s estate, the pioneering conceptual American artist comes alive. July 17, 7-8 p.m. Suggested donation $5 members, $7 general. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

DUNA VISTA EXPLORATION HIKE Come join Ranger staff on this exciting and strenuous hike. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at the Wittenberg Arm Kiosk. Rain cancels event. July 16, 9 a.m.-noon Park day use fee $10 per vehicle. (805) 788-2381. Lopez Lake, 6800 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande.

KIDS FREE FISHING CLINIC Bring the kids (under 16) for a Free Fishing Clinic. All equipment needed is provided and everyone gets a chance to fish. The clinic is held at the Nature Center near the Marina. July 15, 9 a.m. Park day use fee $10 per vehicle.. (805) 788-2381. Lopez Lake, 6800 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande.

NATIVE PLANTS GUIDED HIKE Join the Ranger for a guided nature walk to learn about the Native Plants in the park. Meet at the registration office. Rain cancels event. July 19, 10-11 a.m. Park day use fee $10 per vehicle.. (805) 788-2381. Lopez Lake, 6800 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande.

NATURE BOAT CRUISE Call registration office to sign up. $6 per adult/$3 per child. 16 seat limit. Meet at the Marina launch ramp docks. July 15, 9:1511:15 a.m. Park day use fee $10 per

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SUMMER HISTORIC THEATRE Readers Theatre production of Letters From Home – Keeping Him Close: Arroyo Grande at the End of World War I. July 15, 2-3 p.m. and July 22, 2-3 p.m. Free Donations Welcomed. 805-489-8282. southcountyhistory.org. IOOF Hall, 128 Bridge St., Arroyo Grande. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

2017 JAPANESE OBON FESTIVAL Annual Japanese Obon Festival features food, dancing, martial arts, taiko drumming, and arts and crafts. July 23, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. guadalupebuddhistchurch.org. Santa Maria Veterans Cultural Center, 313 West Tunnel, Santa Maria, 925-0951. BENT AXLES 37TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW AND BARBECUE Car enthusiasts and fans will want to cruise to the Santa Maria Valley; locations and times vary. See website or call for more info. July 14-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 937-2247. bentaxles.wixsite. com/bentaxles. Radisson Hotel, 3455 Airpark Dr, Santa Maria.

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FORGET ME NOT: ART AGAINST ALZHEIMER’S 5 Forget Me Not is an art show and fundraiser for local Alzheimer’s support. 100 percents of the money raised is given to the Alzheimer’s Association. July 21, 5-8 p.m. Free. 431-3765. facebook.com/forgetmenotaaa. The Villages of San Luis Obispo, 55 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

JULY JUBILEE An afternoon of fun to raise funds for local charities. Enjoy food and drinks,

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 or Facebook account at newtimesslo.com. Deadline is one week before the issue date on Thursdays. Submissions are subject to editing and approval. Contact Calendar Editor Trever Dias at calendar@newtimesslo.com.

INDEX Special Events ..........[17] Arts ............................[17] Music .........................[19] Culture & Lifestyle.......[20] Food & Drink..............[22]

live music, kids’ games, square dancing, live auctions, and a non-profit fair. July 16, 1-4 p.m. 5$. ststephensslo.org/150th. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1344 Nipomo at Pismo St., San Luis Obispo, 543-7212.

TOUR DE SRAM - A BENEFIT FOR WORLD BICYCLE RELIEF A unique opportunity to tour the component manufacturer’s local facility and get an inside look while supporting WBR. BBQ tri tip skewers, with delicious sides as well as Lagunitas beer and silent auction. For more info please see website. July 15 $20 - $147. 805-548-8030. fundraise.worldbicyclerelief.org/slotourdesram. SRAM, 4720 Allene Way, San Luis Obispo.

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CREATIVITY GROUP Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others. Come and go as it works for you. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. through Sept. 13 FREE. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay. org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. IMPROV DAY CAMPS FOR KIDS & TEENS The camps run Monday-Friday at 10-11:30 a.m. and noon-2 p.m. Through July 17 $150. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, 748-0749.

JOAN FEE - ALCOHOL INK PLAY TIME Learn to create with succulents. Take home a beautiful wreath. Enjoy beautiful Morro Bay with friends and family! $70, materials provided. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED at www.CreativeMeTime.com. Contact Joan Martin Fee for more info at 805-286-5993. July 23, 10 a.m.-noon $45. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, 772-2504. JOAN FEE - HOW TO MAKE SUCCULENT WREATHS Preregistration required. July 16, 10 a.m.-noon $70. 805-286-5993. artcentermorrobay. org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

MAKE A SUCCULENT WREATH Learn to create with succulents and take home a beautiful wreath. ARTS continued page 18

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Preregistration required. July 16, 10 a.m.-noon $70. 805-284-5993. CreativeMeTime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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INTRO TO MIG WELDING Learn how to use the welder and welding station. Certified students who have passed Basic Safety can use the welding area through membership or during Free SLO County Library cardholder hours. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/store/intro-tomig-welding-class/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

WATERCOLOR ART CLASSES FOR KIDS Tom Winans will teach, two, 2-day Watercolor Workshops for youths. 2 day classes are designed to teach students in a step-by-step paint along method. July 18, 20 and July 25, 27 Cost includes use of supplies and a matt for completed painting. signup now. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through July 27 $40. for a 2-day workshop. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

JEWELRY AND ENAMELING CLASSES July 22, 9 a.m.-noon $45 and up, plus materials. 704-6859. sayvacreativegallery.com. Sayva Creative Studio and Gallery, 65 Landing Passage, Avila Beach. MAKE A SUCCULENT WREATH Everything is provided to complete a beautiful, lush wreath including use of tools, wreath form, and beautiful, locally grown succulents - and your first glass of wine! July 16, 3-5 p.m. $70. 805-286-5993. CreativeMeTime.com. The Station Art Bar, 311 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo.

ZEN DOODLE ADULT COLORING BOOK GROUP Drop in adult coloring book club open to the public. Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. through Sept. 15 FREE. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

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BEGINNING DRAWING Learn fundamental drawing in 6 sessions. Call or email Marie to register. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 12-2 p.m. through July 31 $100, plus supplies. 466-3684. ärt/, 5806 Traffic Way, Atascadero. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

ADULT POTTERY CLASS Weekly classes in slab construction, wheel throwing, and sculpture. Beginners welcome. Through Aug. 2, 10:30 a.m.noon & 6-8 p.m. $30 per class. 896-6197. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, anamcre.com.

DROP-IN WATERCOLOR PAINTING Whether you’re beginner or a seasoned painter, this is the perfect place to join a fun group of fellow artists to paint in a museum. All levels welcome. Ages 16 and up. Sundays, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through July 30 $25 members, $29 general per class. Includes all materials.. 805-543-8562. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, sloma.org/.

INTRO TO 3D PRINTING Learn how to use the 3D Printers and software. Once certified, and if Basic Safety has been passed, users can utilize the 3D printers with their own filament or pay for the filament onsite through membership, or free

selection of already made pottery to come in and glaze. Tuesdays-Fridays through Aug. 19 $10 plus the item fee. 896-6197. anamcre.com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo.

YOUTHFUL SPIRIT

The San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre opens its new season with Into the Woods Jr., a production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim featuring a cast composed of students from SLO Rep’s Academy of Creative Theatre, July 21 through Aug. 6. Show times are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17 to $25, and can be purchased at slorep.org, or by calling 786-2440. weekly SLO County Library Hours. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/3dprinting/#class. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

INTRO TO CERAMICS STUDIO Take and pass our Intro to Ceramics Studio and have 24/7 unsupervised access to our Ceramics Studio. Previous ceramics experience required, or our Intro to Ceramics class. 25lb of clay comes with this class. Third Monday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. 242-1285. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo, slomakerspace. com. INTRO TO CNC ROUTER Learn how to use the 4’x6’ CNC Router. Certified users who have passed

Basic Safety can use the CNC Router (supplying their own material and bit) through membership or during free SLO County Library Hours. Third Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/cnc-routing/#class. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

INTRO TO LASER CUTTER & ENGRAVER Learn how to use a 100 watt laser cutter and engraver. Users who are certified, and have passed Basic Safety, can use it on their own through membership, or through free SLO County Library Hours for and $0.50/min. cutting time. Mondays, 7-10 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace. com/laser-cutting-and-engraving/#class. SLO

POTTERY CAMP Pottery camp gives children the opportunity to explore the various techniques of working with clay. In one week the kids will use the pottery wheel daily, create a sculpture of their own design. July 17, 1-5 p.m. 805-896-6197. anamcre. com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo. SLOMA SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR YOUTH & TEENS Camp size is limited to 15 students per age group, and all materials included. Taught by professional teaching artists. Kids aged 5–12 years: 9 a.m–noon; teens: 1–4p.m. Through July 14, 9 a.m.-noon $165 per student for SLOMA family members and $195 for non-members.. 805-5438562. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, sloma.org/.

SLOMA SUMMER ART CAMPS FOR YOUTHS & TEENS Give the gift of art this summer! Camp size is limited to 15 students per age group, and all materials included. Camps taught by professional ARTS continued page 19

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WOODTURNING Basic Safety, Spindle, Bowl Turning I, Bowl Turning II and Advanced class. Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon 50. 805-2421285. slomakerspace.com/woodturning/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

SOUTH COUNTY POETRY Poetry, featured reader for June followed by open mic July 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m. free. 805-473-0230. St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 301 Trinity Way, Arroyo Grande.

SPECIAL ART EVENTS N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

LIVE ÄRT/ AUCTION Original work by five local artists go to auction. Preview night is July 14, 6-8 p.m. Minimum bids $25 to $100. July 15, 2 p.m. $25-$100. 805-466-3684. liveartauction.weebly. com. ärt/, 5806 Traffic Way, Atascadero. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

FILM NIGHT: SOL LEWITT First ever documentary about the artist. July 17, 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $5 members, $7 nonmembers includes complimentary beverage.. 805-5438562. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, sloma.org/. JULIA MORGAN BUILDING TOUR

pasoroblesartassociation.org/art-shows-2017/. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, 238-9800.

org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

PASO ROBLES HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW The

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PRJUSD Gallery is proud to highlight the Ceramics and Visual Arts Programs of Paso Robles High School. From beginning artists through AP Studio artists, an amazing array of student art is featured. Through July 31 studiosonthepark.org/galleriesexhibitions/exhibition-details.php?id=303. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, 238-9800. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

ETHEREAL SKIES Laurel Sherrie’s new paintings focused on skyscapes that reveal emotional connections to the drama we often see in the sky. Meet the artist and enjoy tasty snacks, Aug. 4, 5-7 p.m. Through Sept. 12, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 805-5455401. bigskycafe.com. Big Sky Cafe, 1121 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo.

EXHIBITION: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION Rarely seen but always honored, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s is exhibiting Hidden Gems: Selections from the Permanent Collection from July 7 – August 27, 2017. This exhibition offers a glimpse of the California Central Coast’s visual history and unique identity. Through Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

HIDDEN GEMS: SELECTIONS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION This exhibition offers a glimpse of the California Central Coast’s visual history and unique identity. Curator Ruta Saliklis’ selections include Robert Burridge’s The White House, George Gibson’s Sparkling Ranch, and Phil Dike’s Vista Del Mar. Through Aug. 27 543-8562. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, sloma.org/.

JULY 13 – JULY 20 Open weekly, excluding holidays, or by LIGHTEN UP The Central Coast 2017 private appointment. Member docents Craftmakers’ juried exhibition Lighten will guide you through this historic building Up is on display in the McMeen Gallery. and grounds. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. through Aug. Through July 30 sloma.org/exhibits/coming25 Free. 805-541-0594. themondayclub.com. The next.php?event=1385. San Luis Obispo Museum of Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo. Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, 543-8562.

SAVE OUR SCIENCE SLO LAB COAT ART PARTY A workshop to decorate a lab coat with

OCEAN INSPIRED PAINTINGS BY GREG SIMMONS Through Aug. 31, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

your story of what science means to you. Lab coats will be exhibited in a local art show. July 15, 11 a.m. $10-$20. (310) 384-6912. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, sloma.org/.

Free. 704-6859. sayvacreativegallery.com. Sayva Creative Studio and Gallery, 65 Landing Passage, Avila Beach.

EXHIBITS N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

THE ART OF SUE JOHNSON Sue Johnson is a plein air painter of the Central California Coast. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through July 28 Free. 805-927-4336. solibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

COLOR CONNECTION An exhibit featuring the paintings of Holly McCain and Carolyn Pye. Both artists favor bold color, which is the main connection between their dynamic styles. Opening reception June 30 from 5:30-8 p.m., with live music, wine bar, and refreshments. Through July 30 Free. 927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts.org. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

FEATURED ARTISTS PATRICIA NEWTON AND GREGORY SIRAGUSA An exhibit by Oil painter Patricia Newton and photographer Gregory Siragusa. Through July 31 Free. 772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay.

OPENING RECEPTION FOR ARTISTS PATRICIA NEWTON AND GREGORY SIRAGUSA Pat’s Oil Paintings and Greg’s Photos are being featured in Gallery at Marina Square during the month of June. July 14, 5-8 p.m. 772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare. com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay.

PASTELS BY SANDI HELLER Vibrant landscapes from our coast and beyond. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and ThursdaysSaturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Aug. 31 805-772-6394. slolibrary.org/index.php/about/ locations/morro-bay-library. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

AMERICAN SPIRIT ART SHOW PRAA artists give visual expression to the ‘American Spirit’. Artists bring form to the ideals of President Roosevelt’s 1941, ‘Four Freedoms’ speech: --.Freedom of Speech, --Freedom of Worship --Freedom from Want --Freedom from Fear Thursdays, Sundays, 12-6 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 12-9 p.m. and MondaysWednesdays, 12-4 p.m. through Aug. 1 free.

PROUD TO BE... Through Aug. 18 galacc.org. GALA Center Gallery, 1060 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. RIVET: AN EXHIBITION OF WOMEN IN THE TRADES The exhibition features the works of international tradeswomen including welders, electricians, blacksmiths, ironworkers, firefighters, and carpenters. Through July 29 cuesta.edu/ student/campuslife/artgallery/future_exhibitions. html. Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, 546-3202. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

ANIMALS A-Z A new exhibition which travels through the alphabet to showcase a diverse artistic representation of animal species. Through Aug. 10 Free to $5. 688-1082. wildlingmuseum.org/. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang.

BIKES, BOATS, AND BARNS A new exhibit features paintings by local artist Marilyn Benson. Mondays-Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. through Sept. 7 Free. 688-7265. Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe, 2879 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, winemerchantcafe.com/. WOMEN AT WORK: THREE ARTISTIC VISIONS The new exhibit features artists Jayne Behman, Julie Fish, Patti Robbins sharing work which features elements of color, bold compositions, texture, and abstraction in their paintings. Through July 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 688-7517. GalleryLosOlivos.com. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos.

CALLS FOR ARTISTS N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

PUSHING BOUNDARIES Art Center Morro Bay invites you to submit paintings in all media that reflect all things abstract. Through Aug. 1, 10 a.m.2 p.m. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay, 772-2504, artcentermorrobay.org. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

DIMENSIONS: JURIED FINE CRAFT EXHIBITION Open to residing in California. All artwork must be original and executed by the hand of the artists in any of the following: clay, fiber, paper, glass, metal, jewelry, wood, and mixed media. Through Oct. 6 543-8562. rsaliklis@sloma.

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BODY TALK - A STAGE MOVEMENT LAB Come explore your physical communication on stage with your acting partners and with the audience. Saturdays. through July 31 $145. 406-4997. slorep. org/education/adult-classes/. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo.

IMPROV COMEDY SHOW Fast-paced and fun improv comedy shows by the talented ensemble of Central Coast Comedy Theater. All shows are based on audience suggestions- every show is unique, hilarious and sure to make for a great evening! Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. $5. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Kreuzberg CA, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, 803-487-4401. INTO THE WOODS, JR A young performers’ version of the Tony Award winning musical by Stephen Sondheim. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. through Aug. 6 $17-$25. 805-786-2440. slorep.org. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo.

SLOLIO - A GATHERING OF TRUE STORIES AT LINNAEA’S Open to anyone who has a true story to share based on a theme and told without notes. All Hands On Deck is the theme for the next show. July 19, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-995-2867. slolio.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo.

CENTRAL COAST SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Featuring two delightful productions celebrating love. Pack a picnic meal, bring lawn chairs, warm clothes, and blankets. July 14-16, 7:30 p.m. and July 20-23, 7:30 p.m. $12-$20. 805-441-1136. centralcoastshakespeare.org. Filipponi Ranch, 1850 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

MUSICAL THEATER CAMP Each Theater Camp features a new play, songs, and dance. Students will learn basic theater, choreography, improv, as well as enjoy games, art, yoga and working together as a team with their cast members. July 17-21, 9 a.m. $185. 805-773-7063. Pismo Beach Vets’ Hall, 80 Main Street, Pismo Beach, pismobeach. org/100/Facilities.

THE KARAOKE KID The Great American Melodrama presents The Karaoke Kid. Performances are Wednesday through Friday at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 6 p.m. Starting July 13, the show will run in alternating nights with another production, The Tavern. Through Sept. 16 $19 to $25. 489-2499. americanmelodrama.com. Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front St., Oceano. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

NEWSIES THE MUSICAL PCPA presents a musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which was inspired by the real-life newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City. Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. through July 22 922-8313. pcpa.org. PCPA The Pacific Conservatory Theatre, 800 S. College, Santa Maria. SUMMER BALLET INTENSIVES The Summer Ballet Intensive is for ages 13 to adult and teaches ballet, pointe, floor barre, turns, and conditioning. Mondays-Fridays. through July 27 937-6753. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

THE RIBBLES BUILD A RESIDENCE Traveling

ERIK ARVINDER, VIOLIN Join violinist Erik Arvinder and pianist John Novacek for a laid back mini-concert featuring works by Sibelius and Mozart. All are welcome and the cost to attend is entirely up to you. July 21, 12-1 p.m. Free. 805-7813009. festivalmozaic.com. Trinity United Methodist Church, 490 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos.

FESTIVAL MOZAIC MIDDAY MINI-CONCERT: BEETHOVEN STRING QUARTET NO. 1 Join the festival artists in a laid back miniconcert featuring Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 1. The concert is “pay what you wish,” but reservations are required. July 22, noon Free. 805-781-3009. festivalmozaic.com/event/ a1f8ab2992d7928fb2437ddd2d4dba42. Santa Rosa Catholic Church, 1174 Main St., Cambria.

FEUFOLLET LIVE Feufollet take Cajun, honkytonk, and string-band music to a new level. July 22, 7-10 p.m. $25. 805-238-0725. slofolks.org. Castoro Cellars, 1315 N. Bethel Rd., Templeton.

JAM WITH CHARLIE FOPPIANO - OPEN MIC AND JAM A jam plus open mic. Sundays, 7-9:30 p.m. $5.00. 805-400-4737. pewterploughplayhouse.org/what’sonentertai.html. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria.

RODNEY CROWELL TRIBUTE Performers include Stereo Chickens, Sebastian Luna, Donna Phillips, David Joel Jones, Debbie & Harry Wiese, Jim Conroy, David Foster Evans, John Zamora, Steve Key, John Pillow, Mick Rhodes, and more. July 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 805-772-8388. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. SHEETS AND WHEESLES Scottish band the Gillie Wheesles and Three Sheets to the Wind will perform songs of red haired maidens, drunken sailors and sunken ships, in an evening of sing-along fun. Pirate garb is encouraged, potluck at 4 p.m. July 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $15. 805-534-1560. Red Barn at Los Osos Community Park, 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY FEATURES LINDSAY WHITE OF THE LOVEBIRDS IN MORRO BAY Remember the Lovebirds? We featured the San Diego-based nationally touring folk-pop duo every chance we could. They broke up, but now exLovebird Lindsay White is touring with a new solo CD, Lights Out. Special guests include The Honey Whiskey Trio, Kim Lembo, and Clara Baker. July 17, 6:30-9 p.m. Free!. 805-772-8388. facebook.com/ events/447397878954032. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

UP IN THE AIR AT STOLO FAMILY VINEYARD Up in the Air will play it’s eclectic, danceable music at Stolo Family Winery in Cambria on Sat. July 15th from 4 to 6PM. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. July 15, 4-6 p.m. free. (805) 924.3131. Stolo Family Vineyards, 3776 Santa Rosa Creek Rd., Cambria. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

BEN SHANNON LIVE Special guests include Cat Terrones, Aaron Gilmartin, and Eric Leach. July 23 Free. 805-226-8881. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

THE CHAINSMOKERS IN CONCERT The Chainsmokers’ stunning 2016/17 achievements include a just-won GRAMMY Award in the Best Dance Recording category, for their catchy, worldwide hit ‘Don’t Let Me Down featuring Daya’. July 21, 7:30 p.m. $51-$131. 805-238-3565. midstatefair.com. California Mid-State Fair, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles.

FESTIVAL MOZAIC MIDDAY MINI-CONCERT: MENDELSSOHN PIANO TRIO NO. 2 Join

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violinist Grace Park, cellist Brian Thornton, and pianist John Novacek for a concert featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2. These concerts are “pay what you wish,” but reservations are required. July 19, 12-2 p.m. Free. 805-781-3009. festivalmozaic.com/ event/f93c68cfb6e85632772e560843bf30b0. Community Church of Atascadero, 5850 Rosario Ave., Atascadero.

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FESTIVAL MOZAIC ORCHESTRA SERIES: BAROQUE IN THE VINES Scott Yoo leads

Lantern Theater Company presents their summer play, an interactive theater experience. July 14, 2 p.m. Free. 8050-925-0994. cityofsantamaria. org/library. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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CENTRAL COAST JAZZ INSTITUTE BAND Each evening features one of Charlie Shoemake’s jazz musicians, accompanied by Matthew Evans on Bass and Tom Brown on Drums. Charlie is on vibraphone and his wife Sandi sings. Every other Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m. Free Admission/Suggested Donation $15. 805-927-0179. pewterploughplayhouse.org/ Entertainment/music-ccji.html. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria. COALESCE BOOKSTORE: ED GERHARD July 14, 7-9 p.m. $22. 772-2880. coalescebookstore. com. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. FESTIVAL MOZAIC MIDDAY MINI-CONCERT:

the Festival Orchestra in a program celebrating baroque masterpieces at the enchanting setting of Serra Chapel, a private chapel built from historical artifacts from the Hearst Collection. July 22, 7:30 p.m. $50-$75. 805-781-3009. festivalmozaic.com/ event/72982d06c53288cd9641402f065c1905. Serra Chapel, McMillan Canyon Rd., Shandon.

IN CONCERT! AMELIA WHITE PLUS PHIL LEE July 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $17.50. 805-434-9605. Templeton Tennis Ranch, 345 Championship Ln., Templeton, ttrtennis.com/kids-summer-camp-2017.

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LINN’S SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Featuring

DANA ADOBE FUNDRAISER CONCERT Cowboy

live local music, beer, wine, and food. Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. through Oct. 28 Free admission. 9243040. linnsfruitbin.com. Linn’s Easy As Pie Cafe, 4251 Bridge St., Cambria.

singer/songwriter Dave Stamey performs a benefit concert of his music. July 20, 2:30 p.m. $45. 9295679. danaadobe.org. Dana Cultural Center, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo.

LIONEL RICHIE IN CONCERT With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy awards and the distinction of MusiCares person of the year in 2016, Lionel Richie is a true music icon. July 19, 7:30 p.m. $51-$101. 800-909-3247. midstatefair.com/fair/show-details. php?id=2. California Mid-State Fair, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles.

FESTIVAL MOZAIC FRINGE SERIES: FIRE AND GRACE Virtuoso violin meets Celtic guitar with this eclectic duo. Fire and Grace connects elements of classical, folk, and contemporary musical traditions from around the world. July 23, 2 p.m. $40. 805-781-3009. festivalmozaic.com/event/ e1c20136e08a952b2f58504cd8fd5255. See Canyon Fruit Ranch, 2345 See Canyon Rd., Avila Beach.

MATCHBOX TWENTY AND COUNTING CROWS IN CONCERT This year celebrates the

FESTIVAL MOZAIC FRINGE SERIES: SIMPLY THREE Old school training meets a new school

20th anniversary of Matchbox Twenty. Known for creating unique and innovative concerts, Counting Crows is recognized as one of the pre-eminent touring live rock bands. July 22, 7 p.m. $41-$96. 805-238-3565. midstatefair.com/fair/show-details. php?id=8. California Mid-State Fair, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles.

sound! The electrifying trio of violinist Glen McDaniel, bassist Nick Villalobos, and cellist Zack Clark has been captivating audiences worldwide since 2010. July 21, 7:30 p.m. $40-$70. 805-7813009. festivalmozaic.com/event/8dfb1604011a85e1 65b2ffbb398f279c. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY FEATURES SAN DIEGO’S LINDSAY WHITE IN PASO Remember

FESTIVAL MOZAIC NOTABLE ENCOUNTER DINNER: BEETHOVEN’S GENIUS Enjoy Central

the Lovebirds? We featured the San Diego-based nationally touring folk-pop duo every chance we could. They broke up, but now ex-Lovebird Lindsay White is touring with a new solo CD, Lights Out. Special guests include Kim Lembo, and Jesse MacLeod. July 16, 1-4 p.m. Free!. 805-226-8881. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

TRAIN WRECK FRIDAY: UNFINISHED BUSINESS Bring a picnic, food to grill, or buy from Steins BBQ or Chocos Tacos. Free wine tasting 5-7 p.m. Club members and kids 6 and under get in free. July 21, 5:30 p.m. $15. 805-238-9940. pomarjunction.com/2017/03/04/train-wreckfridays/. Pomar Junction Vineyards & Winery, 5036 S. El Pomar Dr., Templeton.

ZAC BROWN BAND IN CONCERT Zac Brown Band’s latest platinum-certified album ‘JEKYLL + HYDE’ marks the band’s fourth consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. July 20, 7:30 p.m. $51$131. 805-238-3565. midstatefair.com. California Mid-State Fair, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

ANDREW ST. JAMES IN CONCERT July 19, 10 p.m. Free. 805-543-1843. slobrew.com. SLO Brew, 736 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo. COLIN HAY IN CONCERT Fierce Mercy is an epic, cinematic step forward from singer-songwriter Colin Hay, most beloved for his intimate, confessional live shows but most widely known for being an influential and celebrated frontman. July 23, 9 p.m. 805-5468600. fremont.themovieexperience.com. Fremont Theatre, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

FEMINA LIVE FÉMINA is a fusion rap group led by

Coast wines and fresh farm-to-table cuisine in the beautiful gardens and estate of Shirley and Mike Ritter, then gather in the barn for a musical exploration of one of Beethoven’s most beautiful works led by violist Ben Ullery. July 23, 6 p.m. $170. 805-781-3009. festivalmozaic.com/event/95 1326805a6fac94129972555d531b34. Wind Dance Farm, 6550 Avila Valley Dr, Avila Beach. Theatre will be the featured non-profit. July 16, 1 p.m. Free. 805-473-2250. agvillageconcerts.com. Heritage Square Park, 201 Nelson St., Arroyo Grande. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

ALOHA! LET’S GO HAWAIIAN Concert features the Riptide Big Band with Bob Nations and featured guest singer, Liz Douglas. Dress Hawaiian for the event. July 16, 1:30-4 p.m. 775-843-2830. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria.

BENT MYGENN AND THE VISIONEARS Come see the band play. Saturdays, Sundays. through Aug. 27 Crooked Path, 2885 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, thecrookedpath.org.

DUSTBOWL REVIVAL Over the past few years, The Dustbowl Reival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece “would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans’ French Quarter.” July 22, 5 p.m. $18. 937-8110. Presqu’ile Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile Drive, Santa Marai.

JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY John Michael Montgomery will bring his country charm to the Santa Barbara County Fair, performing hits including “I Swear,” and “I Love the Way You Love Me.” July 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10. 805-925-882. santamariafairpark.com/events/2017/johnmichael-montgomery. Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria.

FESTIVAL MOZAIC CHAMBER SERIES: TRIUMPH OVER ADVERSITY The Festival Mozaic

WAVEBREAKERS Moxie Cafe invites the public

THE HARMONY PEOPLE, LEWIS & ROSE AT STEYNBERG GALLERY The Harmony People and Lewis & Rose will share a split bill for a show that promises joyful, acoustic music, including harmonizing and collaboration between the two groups. July 15, 7-9 p.m. $15. 805-547-0278. steynberggallery.com/upcoming/. Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey, San Luis Obispo.

LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. July 19, 7:30-10 p.m. $67-$111. 805-756-4849. pacslo.org/Online/ article/lylelovettpac. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND LIVE Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texasbased musician fuses elements of Americana, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. July 19, 7:30 p.m. $67-$111. 805-756-4849. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, pacslo.org.

MELEHUANE LIVE Don’t miss the many moods and unforgettable stories offered by the dynamic duo from Hawaii Island. July 14, 9:30 p.m.

The Harmony People will join forces with Lewis & Rose (pictured) for a show at Steynberg Gallery in SLO featuring collaboration and harmonization between the two duos, July 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at the gallery, which can be reached at 547-0278.

THE CC RIDERS LIVE SCHS Summer Reads

three Patagonian women, which is characterized by the Of his poetry, the combination of musical styles and the Vigor of their live performances. July 18, 10 p.m. Free. 805-543-1843. slobrew.com/ events/7301735/femina/. SLO Brew, 736 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

Chamber Players open the chamber series with three works that set the stage for this season’s theme of “transformation.” July 20, 7:30 p.m. $40-$70. 805781-3009. festivalmozaic.com/event/2f9be97b7b1b 30ccc6c345c98fbc03e9. Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo.

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to the launch of our next local initiative featuring food, cold beer, and live musical guests, the Wavebreakers. July 13, 5-8 p.m. 361-2900. Moxie Cafe, 1317 W McCoy Lane, Santa Maria. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

“CRAFTED” LIVE MUSIC SERIES Features artists from all genres of music. Thursdays, 6 p.m., Fridays, 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 p.m. 686-4742. bottlest.com. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton. HAPPY TOGETHER HOUR The “Happy Together” tour returns, featuring The Turtles, Flo & Eddie, The Association, former Three Dog Night lead singer Chuck Negron, The Box Tops, The Cowsills and Ron Dante of The Archies. July 14, 8 p.m. $55-$75. 800-248-6274. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez.

HOTEL CALIFORNIA “A SALUTE TO THE EAGLES” Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles” presents an exciting showcase of the Eagles mega-hits such as “Take it Easy”, “Heartache Tonight”, and “Hotel California” as well as newer releases. July 21, 8 p.m. $20. 800-248-6274. chumashcasino.com. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez.

SOLVANG SUMMER CONCERT SERIES The public is invited to bring a picnic basket and hear live music in the park from local bands. Wednesdays, 5 p.m. and Every other Friday, 5 p.m. through Aug. 11 Free. solvang3rdwednesday.com. Solvang Park, Mission Drive and First Street, Solvang.

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UNCLE LUCIUS Southern rock band Uncle Lucius performs. July 16, 7-10 p.m. $15/20. 691-9413. standingsunwines.com/unclelucius.html. Standing Sun Wines, 92 2nd St., Buellton.

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PASO ROBLES DANCE HALL Community dance for ballroom and swing dancers to meet and dance the night away! No dance on July 4 and other holidays. Third Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. through Dec. 31 $5. 835-2076. pasodh.wix.com/prdh. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles.

CULTURE & LIFESTYLE LECTURES & LEARNING N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

BRING YOUR OWN PLANTER TO PLANT UP Join the Cambria Nursery & Florist for an educational workshop and design a custom arrangement for your planter. Workshop is free, pay only for what you use (soil & plants). July 15, 10 a.m.-noon Free. 805-927-4747. cambrianursery. com/event/miniature-fairy-gardens/. Cambria Nursery & Florist, 2801 Eton Rd, Cambria. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

CORNERS OF THE MOUTH Corners of the

MASTER FOOD PRESERVERS OF SAN LUIS OBISPO AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES “HOLIDAYS IN JULY” CLASS Learn how to use your home preserved foods to create beautiful and flavorful gifts for your friends and family. July 22, 10 a.m.-noon $5.00. 805-781-1429. cesanluisobispo.ucanr.edu/ YouthFamilyCommunities/Master_Food_Preserver_ Program/Training/. UCCE Audtiorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

DINOSAUR CAVES PARK HISTORY Ben Fine, Director of the Pismo Public Works Department shares the history of Dinosaur Caves and the famous giant dinosaur. July 22, 2 p.m. 805-4737161. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

CLUBS & MEETINGS S A N LU IS O B IS P O

BOOK DISCUSSION The book for this discussion is The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. Second Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-539-9374. slolibrary.org/index.php/ adults/book-groups. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

NAR-ANON: LET IT BEGIN WITH ME Nar Anon is a support group for those who are affected by someone else’s addiction. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. 805-458-7655. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1344 Nipomo at Pismo St., San Luis Obispo, ststephensslo.org/.

Mouth presents Don Wallis and TBA. Open reading follows. July 16, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805 903 3595. languageofthesoul.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo.

SUPPORT GROUPS

FREE SEMINAR - WHAT’S NEW IN SINKS AND APPLIANCES San Luis Kitchen hosts free

NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING A

design seminar. Featuring Eric Dietz of Native Trails speaking about hand made sinks, tubs and hoods; hammered copper and other eco-friendly materials. Also speaking will be Tim West from Ferguson Appliances -- see what’s new and upcoming! July 22, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-541-7117. San Luis Kitchen Co., 3598 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

JULIA MORGAN, HEARST CASTLE ARCHITECT Come to the SLO Library Community Room for this compelling program on architect Julia Morgan, presented by Victoria Kastner, the resident historian at Hearst Castle. July 15, 2 p.m. Free. 805-781-5989. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

LEARN TO COOK WITH THE SUN Solar Cooking is a fun, easy, nutritious, efficient, and costeffective way to prepare home-cooked meals even while you’re away all day. Third Saturday of every month, 12:30-2 p.m. through Oct. 21 Free. 805458-1241. Davies Farm, 5009 Jesperson Rd., San Luis Obispo.

N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y meeting for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction of a loved one. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Free. 805-221-5523. The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

FTD CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP FTD is an early onset dementia which strikes people in their 50s. Please call to confirm date before attending. July 14, 10-11:30 a.m. 805-471-8102. Office of Dr. Liz Johnston, 11549 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo.

NAR-ANON - LET IT BEGIN WITH ME Nar Anon is a support group for those who are affected by someone else’s addiction. Sundays. through Aug. 13 458-7655. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1344 Nipomo at Pismo St., San Luis Obispo, ststephensslo.org/. CULTURE continued page 21


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CREATE AND LEARN S A N LU IS O B IS P O

SLO COUNTY LIBRARY CARDHOLDER FREE HOURS! SLO County Library Cardholders can have free access to SLO MakerSpace (after taking Basic Safety) five days a week. Cardholders can use our woodshop, sewing, or general free areas, or complete any of our specialty classes and use that machine/area during Library Hours. TuesdaysFridays, 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 0. 805-242-1285. slomakerspace.com/libraryprogram/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

SLO MAKERSPACE BASIC SAFETY SLO MakerSpace offers Basic Safety twice a week, a requirement for anyone who wants to use SLO MakerSpace tools and space. Basic Safety is a 90-minute shop walk-through reviewing all areas of the shop that can be dangerous to you and others. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. and Tuesdays, Saturdays, 2-4 p.m. Free for Members and SLO County Library Cardholders. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/store/ makerspace-basic-safety-class/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

MIND & BODY SUMMER SOUL YOGA AT THE PARK Vinyasa yoga class. All levels welcomed. There is no fee to join, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Please bring your own yoga mat. Mondays, 6-7 p.m. through July 31 Donations accepted. soulyogaslo.com. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

50+ YOGA CLASSES Baby boomer and over 50? Its not too late to get fit with a regular exercise program with certified instructor, Doris Lance. Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. through Sept. 26 $45. 805-2373988. prcity.com/recreation. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

CAT YOGA CLASSES Sundays, 10:15-11:30 a.m. $20. 543-9316 Ext. 10. woodshumanesociety.org/ news-and-events/event.php?id=347. Woods Humane Society, 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo.

OUTDOORS

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Try your hand at alcohol inks during Alcohol Ink Play Time, a workshop with Joan Fee on July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Art Center Morro Bay. The cost is $45 and participants have the option of creating ornaments, magnets, or coasters. Preregistration required at creativemetime.com. Annual SLO Triathlon. Solo and team options are available and volunteers are needed! July 23, 6:30 a.m. $80-$145. 805-781-7305. SINSHEIMER PARK, 900 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo, slocity.org/Home/Components/FacilityDirectory/ FacilityDirectory/18/956. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

LADIES BOOT CAMP New Tues/Thurs 5:30pm all level Boot Camp starts on Tuesday July 11th with Ashley!! Time to get healthier and happier! Achieve your goals with Boot Camp at Tantrum Fitness! Sign up online (http://bit.ly/1Nlx8IE) or contact us: (805) 474-9928. Or text (805) 994-0968. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. through Aug. 17 805-474-9928. tantrumfitness.com/bombshellbootcamp. Tantrum Fitness, 1590 W Grand Ave, Grover Beach.

MOONDOGGIES SURF CAMP Students will learn how to surf, emphasizing water safety and surfing etiquette. Students will also learn how to stand and maneuver on a surfboard, and how to spot and avoid riptides. Basic swimming skills required. Tuesdays-Thursdays. through Aug. 10 $115. 7737063. Moondoggies, 781 Dolliver St., Pismo Beach.

KIDS & FAMILY

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SATURDAYS IN THE GARDEN: ANCIENT GRAINS AND BEYOND Learn how to grow and process grains, beans, peas, herbs, and spices from Larry Kandarian of Kandarian Organic Farms. July 15, 1-2 p.m. Free. 805-548-0597. Blue C Community Garden, 1968 11th St., Los Osos, ecologistics.org/blue-c-garden/. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

SIERRA CLUB BACKPACKING WORKSHOP This is an opportunity to meet hikers who have spent time on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail). They will bring their equipment to demonstrate what essentials are needed for a backpacking trip, and how to lighten one’s load before you get out on the trail. July 13, 7-9 p.m. no cost. 805-459-2103. San Luis Obispo Vets’ Hall, 801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

SPORTS

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DEER PROGRAM: ANIMALS OF THE CENTRAL COAST Discovering the Environment through Education and Recreation (DEER) Program offers kids a hands-on experience to gain a respect and knowledge of the natural environment and its animals, part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 14, 11 a.m. 805-927-4336. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

DEER PROGRAM-ANIMALS OF THE CENTRAL COAST The Discovering the Environment through Education and Recreation (DEER) Program offers kids a hands-on experience to gain a respect and knowledge of the natural environment and its animals. Part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 14, 11 a.m. 927-4336. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

IMPROV COMEDY & THEATRE ARTS CAMPS S A N LU IS O B IS P O

SLO TRIATHLON Register online for the 38th

For kids ages 5+ and teens offered this July. Camps are Monday through Friday from 10-11:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. starting July 10. $150 per camp. Registration limited and fills quickly. Through

July 21 centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, 748-0749.

KID’S CRAFT School age children can make’n’take a craft at the Los Osos Library on the third Wednesday of every month. Through July 19 528-1862. Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos.

LIVE REPTILE SHOW Educational fun with live reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates for people of all ages, part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. This event will be held in the South Bay Community Center. July 20, 3 p.m. 805-528-1862. Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Educational fun with live reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates for people of all ages, part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 21, 11 a.m. 805-927-4336. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria. Educational fun with live reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates for people of all ages, part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 21, 3 p.m. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES FOR YOUTHS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions are designed for ages 7-10, and afternoon sessions are for ages 11-14. Saturday art workshops are great for families, couples and friends. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. and Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. through Aug. 5 $20 per class; Saturday workshops: $20, $30 per family. 772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

DEER PROGRAM—ANIMALS OF THE CENTRAL COAST The Discovering the Environment through Education and Recreation (DEER) Program offers kids a hands-on experience to gain a respect and knowledge of the natural environment and its animals. Part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 13, 3 p.m. (805) 467-3224. San Miguel Library, 254 13th St., San Miguel.

GIANT BLOCKS WITH IMAGINATION STATION Come play with enormous blocks from the SLO Children’s Museum Imagination Playground. July 22, 11 a.m. 805-438-5622. Santa Margarita Library, 9630 Murphy Ave, Santa Margarita, slolibrary.org.

KIDS’ CRAFT DAY Drop in and color on a giant

table-sized coloring sheet or try out another craft. For ages 3 and up. July 20, 3 p.m. 805-467-3224. slolibrary.org. San Miguel Library, 254 13th St., San Miguel.

LIVE REPTILE SHOW Educational fun with live reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates for people of all ages, part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 20, 10:30 a.m. 805-461-6163. Atascadero Library, 6555 Capistrano, Atascadero. SOMETHING RIDICULOUS JUGGLING SHOW Get ready to have ridiculous amounts of wild and crazy fun with this hilarious juggling duo. July 13, 10:30 a.m. (805) 461-6163. Atascadero Library, 6555 Capistrano, Atascadero.

TABLETOP COLORING CRAFT Drop in and color on our giant table-sized coloring sheet. Ages 3 and up, part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 15, 11 a.m. 805-438-5662. slolibrary.org. Santa Margarita Library, 9630 Murphy Ave, Santa Margarita.

TEEN CRAFT: BEAUTIFUL PAPER CRAFTS Teens can create beautiful pop-up art with paper in this fun, free craft. Pre-registration required. July 15, 11 a.m. 805-461-6163. Atascadero Library, 6555 Capistrano, Atascadero.

TEMPLETON TENNIS RANCH KIDS SUMMER CAMPS Session 2 of TTR’s Kids Summer Camps for ages 7 to 17 has tennis, pickleball, games, arts & crafts. Two age groups: 7-12 and 13-17. Healthy snacks provided, lunch may purchased. Through July 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 805) 434-9605. ttrtennis. com/kids-summer-camp-2017. Templeton Tennis Ranch, 345 Championship Ln., Templeton. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

BOB CANTU’S BASKETBALL CAMP Registration for the 21st annual Bob Cantu Basketball Camps are open for session 5 in San Luis Obispo! Session 5 will take place July 10-13. Through July 13, 9 a.m.-noon (805) 546-1448. Mission College Prep, 682 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, missionprep.org. CHILDREN’S SUMMER OPERA CAMP For ages 8-16. July 17-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $400, $375 for additional family members. 805-541-5369. operaslo.org. United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks Street, San Luis Obispo.

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CULTURE from page 21 & Melodies Studio for their Grand Opening Open House in Los Osos. Free hotdogs, activities, crafts, and demonstrations throughout the day. Musical fun for the whole family! July 15, 2-5 p.m. Free. 805-801-2472. Lyrics and Melodies Studio, 950 Los Osos Valley Rd. Ste. B, Los Osos, lyricsandmelodiesdl.com.

LIVE REPTILE SHOW Educational fun with live reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates for people of all ages, part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 19, 10:30 a.m. 805-781-5775. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

PACIFIC WILDLIFE CARE’S SUMMER YOUTH ART CHALLENGE Kids from 5 to 17 are invited to create an original picture of an owl, raccoon, pelican, or peregrine falcon in its habitat on an 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Include name, age, contact info. Through July 31 free. (209) 262-5937. PacificWildlifeCare.org. Downtown Slo, Higuera St, San Luis Obispo.

SLO MAKERSPACE MINI MAKERS SUMMER CAMP Three fantastic themes for six weeks of summer camp: Dinosaurs and Dragons, Halberds and Hoop Skirts, and Spaceships and Super Suits. Mondays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through July 31 $215 for half day; $400 full day for one week. 2421285. slomakerspace.com/summer-camp. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

SLOCA SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS July 17-Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. SLO Classical Academy, 165 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. STUDIO @/RAD SUMMER DANCE CAMP Two age groups (7-10 and 11+) will learn a range of skills including ballet, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary dance. There will also be theater classes and tumbling. July 13, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and July 14, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $20 for one class or $375 for all week. 805-543-4409. ryansamericandance.com. Ryan’s American Dance, 202 Tank Farm Road, San Luis Obispo.

SUMMER CAMP Let your kids explore hands-on activities like cooking, art, and live animals this summer for our four-day outdoor summer camp. Runs from July 18 through July 21. July 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 805-541-1400 x 303. slobg.org. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

DIE-CUT CRAFTS FOR KIDS Create your own town using die-cut buildings, part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. Ages 3 and up. July 20, 3 p.m. 805-474-7478. slolibrary.org. Oceano Library, 1551 17th St., Oceano.

FAMILY CAMPFIRE Summer is here and what better way to celebrate it than with a campfire full of activities like making S’mores, listening to animal stories, and enjoying Nipomo summer nights. July 18, 7-9 p.m. 805-929-5679. DanaAdobe.org. Dana Cultural Center, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo.

FREE FAMILY CAMPFIRE AT THE DANA ADOBE Campfire features S’mores, animal stories, and more. July 18, 7-9 p.m. 929-5679. Dana Cultural Center, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo, danaadobe.org.

LIVE REPTILE SHOW Educational fun with live reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates for people of all ages, part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 18, 2 p.m. 805-473-7163. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org. Educational fun with live reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates for people of all ages, part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 19, 1 p.m. 805-929-3994. Nipomo Library, 918 W. Tefft, Nipomo, slolibrary.org.

MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP Students will learn basic theater, choreography, improv, and more. Reservations required. July 17-21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $185. (805) 7737063. Pismo Beach Vets’ Hall, 80 Main Street, Pismo Beach, pismobeach.org/100/Facilities.

OMNIPRESENT PUPPET THEATER Omnipresent Puppet Theater performances provide an unforgettable introduction for children to the magical art of puppetry. Part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 13, 3 p.m. (805) 474-7478. Oceano Library, 1551 17th St., Oceano, slolibrary. org/index.php/about/locations/oceano-library.

ROAMING REPTILES Educational fun with live reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates for people of all ages, part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program. July 18, 2 p.m. 805-473-7161. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

TABLETOP COLORING CRAFT Drop in and color on our giant table-sized coloring sheet. Ages 3 and up. July 14, 3 p.m. olstaff@slolibrary.org. 805773-2263. slolibrary.org. Shell Beach Library, 230 Leeward Ave, Shell Beach.

TEEN CRAFT: BEAUTIFUL PAPER CRAFTS Teens can create beautiful pop-up art with paper in this fun, free craft. Pre-registration required. Ages 1017 and registration begins June 5 at 8:00 a.m. July 15, 2 p.m. 805-473-7163. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

AFTERNOON STORY TIME Afternoon Story Time is a special program featuring stories, movies and crafts for children aged six and up. Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m. through July 18 Free. 925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. BRAIN BUILDERS Explore the world of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with hands-on experiments and activities! Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. through July 26 805-928-8414. smvdiscoverymuseum.org/. Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

CREATIVE BRAIN ROCKET LAB This camp is for kids ages 8 to 15 who want to work with rocket models and explore jet propulsion, aerodynamics, and more. July 17-21, 9 a.m.-noon. 805-875-8100. cityoflompoc.com/parks_rec/. Anderson Recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut Ave., Lompoc.

DANCES For participants ages 13 and older with developmental disabilities. Summer Blast dance takes place July 16, a luau themed dance takes place July 21, and a sports themed dance takes place Aug. 18. July 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and July 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 875-8100. cityoflompoc.com/ parks_rec/. Anderson Recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut Ave., Lompoc. PHOTO COURTESY EMILY JAGGER

DISCOVERY MUSEUM MAKERS LAB SUMMER CAMP Allan Hancock College professor Brian Stokes teaches campers ages 6-10 how to engineer mazes, models, and more out of LEGO. Camp runs July 14 through July 21. July 14, 1-5 p.m. $85 to $100. 928-8414. smvdiscoverymuseum.org. Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

DROP-IN STORY TIME Drop-In Story Time is an opportunity for preschoolers aged three to five and their families to enjoy stories, music and family fun. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. through July 19 Free. 925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. JUNIOR CHEF WORKSHOPS Lets kids ages 7-9 make food and learn about healthy nutrition skills. Wednesdays, 4:15-6:15 p.m. through July 26 $37 to $44. 925-0951. cityofsantamaria.org. Newlove Community Building, 1619 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria. KIDS WII PLAY Come to the Library for a freefor-all afternoon of gaming for kids. Ages 6 through 12 and their parents. July 17, 2 p.m. Free. 805-925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. MINI CHEF WORKSHOPS Lets

READALOUD The Buellton Library presents ReadAloud, a play-reading group for adults, teens and children 9 and up. Fridays, 4-5 p.m. Free. 688-3115. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton. SANTA MARIA VALLEY RAILWAY HISTORICAL MUSEM The Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical Museum features a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, railroad artifacts and diorama. Fourth Saturday of every month, 12-4 p.m. 714-4927. Santa Maria Transit Center, Miller and Boone Streets, Santa Maria.

SUMMER BALLET DAY CAMP Summer ballet classes for children in Santa Maria. MondaysFridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through July 28 $250 per two week class. 937-6753. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

SUPER SITTER Instructs young boys and girls in basic skills of child care July 21, 9 a.m.-noon 875-8100. cityoflompoc.com/parks_rec/. Anderson Recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut Ave., Lompoc. TODDLER STORY TIME Toddler Story Time is a learning experience just for toddlers and their caregivers. July 13, 10-11:30 a.m. and July 20, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 925-0994. cityofsantamaria. org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

basic cooking skills to ages 6 to 12 July 18, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., July 19, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and July 20, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $70. 805-688-7529. cityofsolvang.com/Activities. Veterans’ Memorial Building - Solvang CA, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang.

WILD WEST CAMP For ages 7 to 11, this camp offers a chance to immerse in the culture of a pioneer days with three sessions. July 1721, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $165-$200. 805-688-7889. santaynezvalleymuseum.org. Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum, 3596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez.

SPIRITUAL

FRIENDS OF THE ELEPHANT SEAL - BECOME A DOCENT Friends of the Elephant Seal is interviewing prospective volunteer guides in July and August for training classes beginning September 9. Apply for this interesting, fun, exciting and rewarding position at elephantseal.org. Through Aug. 31 924-1628. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEER TRAINING Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer Training class prepares interested volunteer “Bigs” for a fun, easy way to give back to the community in just 6 hours each month. Please call (805) 781-3226 to RSVP (required). July 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. slobigs.org. Big Brothers Big Sisters, 142 Cross St., Ste. 140, San Luis Obispo, 781-3226.

FARMERS MARKETS

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FARMERS MARKET This Farmers Market in SLO is the largest Farmers Market in California. Thursdays, 6:10-9 p.m. Downtown Slo, Higuera St, San Luis Obispo.

SLO FARMERS MARKET Hosts over 60 vendors. Saturdays, 8-10:45 a.m. World Market Parking Lot, 2650 Main St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

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

NIPOMO FARMERS MARKET Includes a large variety of locally grown produce. Open year round Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. nipomofarmersmarket.com/. Nipomo Farmers Market, Via Concha Road, Nipomo. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

DOWNTOWN FRIDAYS Features fresh produce, live music, food booths, arts and crafts, and more. Fridays. through Sept. 30 Free. 331-4744. Town Center West, Broadway and Main, Santa Maria.

ORCUTT FARMERS MARKET Presents local farmers and small businesses. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Orcutt Farmers Market, Bradley Road, Orcutt. LO M P O C/ VA N D E N B E R G

LOMPOC FARMERS MARKET Features fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Fridays, 2-6 p.m. Lompoc Farmers Market, Ocean Avenue and I Street, Lompoc.

EVENTS S A N LU IS O B IS P O

COMMUNITY VEGAN POTLUCK Every third S A N LU IS O B IS P O

LECTURE ON MARTIN LUTHER Dr. Guy Irwin, Bishop of the California Synod, will speak on the teachings of Martin Luther at Mt Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 Fredericks St, SLO, Saturday July 15 at 10 am. A $10 registration includes lunch. All welcome. Call 805-544-2133 for questions.

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VOLUNTEERS

FOOD & DRINK

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Kids ages 5 to 12 who are interested in theater, art, music, and dance can get creative this summer at two camps offered by the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation: Art and Theater held from July 24 through July 28, and Music and Dance held July 31 through Aug. 4. The fee is $125 and participants can enroll at pryaf.org, or by calling 238-5825.

AnnKathleen has been reading the Tarot and Oracle Cards for over 25 years. Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $25.00-$85.00. 805598-1509. divining.weebly.com. Divine Inspiration, 947 E Orange St, Santa Maria.

kids ages 3-6 makes food and S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S JULY 13 – JULY 20 learn about healthy nutrition 2017 skills. Wednesdays, 6:45-7:30 p.m. AL AMOS through July 26 $37 to $44. 925-0951. CENTRAL COAST HOSPICE cityofsantamaria.org. Newlove Community VOLUNTEER TRAINING Pre-Registration Building, 1619 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria. required. July 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and July 21, 9 PLANT A BETTER WORLD Come to the Library a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 805-540-6020. Santa Maria to listen to stories, learn facts, then younger kids Holiday Inn, 2100 N Broadway, Santa Maria. can make a farm charm necklace and older kids can make seed paper to grow their own plants. July 19, 4 p.m. 805-925-0994. cityofsantamaria. org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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Artifacts A life in photos BY RYAH COOLEY

Slocals on the small screen

Tune into ABC on July 13 at 10 p.m. PST to see SLO County’s own Mark Wilder and Jonathan Nowaczyk performing on the newly revived The Gong Show. Together the duo forms the unicycle act Something Ridiculous. Wilder and Nowaczyk will up the ante by playing basketball while riding unicycles. The Gong Show originally aired from 1976 to 1989 and was brought back June 22 of this year. This irreverent talent show competition is hosted by Tommy Maitland (rumored to be Mike Myers deep in character) and features celebrity guest judges like Ed Helms, Alison Brie, and Will Arnett. Visit abc.go.com for more information.

Save the land, buy art

Snag some fine art for a good cause July 22 at Greenspace, the Cambria Land Trust’s annual Art and Adventure Dinner and Auction. The event supports Greenspace’s land acquisition and preservation in the Cambria area, its communitywide educational programs for adults and youth, and its work to advocate for protection of the Central Coast’s unique natural resources. The night starts at Greenspace Creekside Reserve at 5 p.m. for wine and cheese, then attendees will walk or drive to nearby Robin’s Restaurant for dinner in the garden at 6 p.m. Dinner entrees include beef filet and salmon, as well as vegetarian and vegan entrees, accompanied by Salmon Creek wines and non-alcoholic beverages. A live auction follows dinner, featuring a variety of art works by renowned local and international artists and wide-ranging adventures. Tickets are $100 per person and reservations are requested. Call 9272866 or email connie@ greenspacecambria.org to reserve a spot.

Run away to the circus

Learn to clown around, juggle, hula-hoop, or even pick up some aerial skills at Circus Camp at Suspended Motion in SLO July 24 to 28. The camp is for kids ages 8 to 13 years old and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The cost is $450 per student. Discounts are available for siblings. Email suspendedmotionslo@gmail. com for more information. ∆ —Ryah Cooley

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PHOTOS COURTESEY OF LEON BORENSZTEIN

Sharon exhibit gives intimate glimpse of a father and his disabled daughter

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ike every other parent, when Leon Borensztein first brought his baby girl Sharon home several decades ago, he thought she was perfect. That illusion held up for the first few months of his daughter’s life. While out shooting portraits of other families, the photographer noticed that these kids did something his daughter didn’t do. They smiled, made eye contact, and just Memories generally engaged Sharon, a series of with him. By the pictures of photographer time Borensztein’s Leon Borensztein’s daughter, daughter was 6 will be on display at the SLO months old, she Museum of Art through Aug. 27. The photos will be also be would begin to be displayed at the Fort Wayne diagnosed with a Museum of Art in Illinois in variety of conditions, March and April. Visit sloma.org including being for more information. legally blind and autistic as well as having a seizure disorder and speech delay. “I thought everything would be fine, and later we slowly started to learn it was something serious,” Borensztein said. “She was my first child, so I didn’t have anything to compare it to.” So the Oakland-based photographer did what any parent would do. He kept on taking photos of his daughter, documenting the good, the mundane, and the raw moments of Sharon’s life. These highly personal and evocative images are currently on display at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art as part of the exhibit simply called Sharon. “Leon Borensztein’s aesthetically compelling artwork raises awareness of people living with disabilities and creates a fine interpretation of their experiences,” SLOMA Curator Ruta Saliklis said in a statement. Borensztein’s series of black and white images, displayed in a retro-feeling Polaroid square shape, are simultaneously documentary and personal. No grip-and-grin by a birthday cake photos will be found in this bunch. In one photo, an adolescent Sharon looks down, seemingly in shock, as a bunch of birds fly behind her, a mass of her curly hair floating in the wind. In another, an infant Sharon is bathed in a sink, while her deep, dark eyes look up at her parent. Sharon, as a child, looks into the distance, one hand resting on her chin with a head that’s covered by bandages. For Borensztein, a photo is one worth taking if something resonates emotionally on an intuitive level. “I feel something and I connect to it,” Borensztein said. While Sharon’s mother was in the picture until his daughter was about 15, Borensztein found himself the single father of a disabled child for much of her life. So, he would naturally bring Sharon everywhere with him. Slowly he noticed

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CANDID Photographer Leon Borensztein’s exhibit, Sharon, chronicles his disabled daughter’s life from infancy to adulthood, capturing the emotional and mundane aspects of the human experience.

NEW LIFE Leon Borensztein first noticed something was amiss when his infant daughter wouldn’t make eye contact or engage when he took photos of her. She would later be diagnosed as being legally blind, autistic, and would also struggle with a seizure disorder and a speech delay.

he was invited to things less and less. “People don’t realize what it is to be the single parent of a disabled child,” Borensztein said. “I lost a lot of friends in the process. People were afraid of her.” Today Sharon is in her 30s and doing well. She lives in supported living with a peer

RAW Leon Borensztein captures a poignant moment of his daughter Sharon healing from an injury.

roommate in Oakland and attends a day program where she gets to pursue her passions like animals, dancing, art, and music. “I want her to live as full a life as possible,” Borensztein said. “Disabled people are different, but they’re the same like us. They have the same issues and desires.” ∆ Arts Editor Ryah Cooley is flipping through old photo albums at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.


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e humans are lucky if we get a solid 100 years on this planet, but imagine what it might be like to live for several centuries, all in the same exact spot you were born. Well, in a fascinating work of magical realism, author Melina Sempill Watts’ novel released earlier this year explores just that. Tree tells its tale through the perspective of a California live oak that sprouts up in Topanga. Readers will be swept up in an epic journey as the oak forms a steadfast friendship with a spritely blade of grass, ponders his connection with the Chumash Indians who come to take his acorns, and tries to will water not to come to his roots. It’s a beautiful look at a world that was previously unimagined. Sempill Watts sat down with New Times to talk about plants, the Chumash Indians, and humans’ impact on the environment.

PHOTO COURTESY OF MELINA SEMPILL WATTS

NATURAL FICTION Author Melina Sempill Watts was inspired to write Tree in part by having a deep feeling of connection with plants.

male and female) at all linked to the growing evolution of non-binary pronouns for people? MSW: I feel that I stumbled onto something when I started writing Tree a long time ago that has since grown past the boundaries of what I was thinking in a wonderful way. Most trees sort of have a male and a female part simultaneously. When we use the word “it” to describe a plant, to me, the way it’s used in English is completely asexual and disconnects that which we’re speaking about from the living community. When I started writing it I got some scathing reviews over the use of the word “e,” and then a few years later, it’s actually a legal pronoun in India. I did not intend to be a part of that larger scope of the use of the word “e,” but what I’m finding is that people who are reading the book are reaching out to me and are saying, “Thank you, I relate to this completely.”

New Times: What inspired you to write Tree? Melina Sempill Watts: I am really interested in ecological history. I look at a landscape and how human cultures through time have impacted a landscape and changed the actual species that live on it and how they live on it. My book takes place in California over 229 years, and it’s the story of a tree, and through that I’m able to look at the impact of the Chumash value system, and the rancheros, and when the Yankees come in. The plants and animals that coexist in the same space as the tree change radically with each culture that comes through. The more IMAGE COURTESY OF MELINA SEMPILL WATTS personal answer is that when I was 19 at UC San Diego my freshman year, I was sort of feeling just sort of alone and isolated. It was Friday night, the sun had set, and I was just feeling terrible. So I went back to my dorm and ended up laying in the grass just being still. I think the grass actually felt what I was feeling, and one of the plants sort of emoted back at me and I felt it as a radiant The hills wave of peaceful energy and I said thank you back. It was are alive phenomenal. My relationship Melina Sempill Watts’ novel, Tree, is available that I had that evening for purchase on Amazon with that field of grass for $18 for paperback and fundamentally inspired me to $9.99 for the Kindle version. write Tree.

NT: Why did you want to feature the Chumash Indians so prominently in the book? MSW: The Chumash culture was sort of the dominant culture in the pre-colonial area. Of course if you’re a tree, you grow where you land, so for the first third of the tree’s life, the Chumash are the humans that coexist with the tree. I look at all these different times in California history that the book includes, and these people don’t just exist in the time that they’re dominant; they exist in the present, too.

NT: What made you want to write the novel from the tree’s perspective? MSW: I was blessed to go to Yosemite as a youngster, and in my experience the bigger the tree, the more powerful its presence is in a way pretty much everyone can feel. The energetic presence of the trees is almost overwhelming in a positive way. I wanted to make a tree the centerpiece of this world because I felt that was something most people could relate to.

NT: Do you have any upcoming projects or books? MSW: I’m in the middle of a book proposal for Island Press for a nonfiction book about water rights from the perspective of how can we keep water instream? There’s a really bleak environmental problem in the United States in that many creeks, rivers, and streams are what they call oversubscribed. What that means is that every gallon that flows to that river in a given year is allocated to human use. So, to my mind, it would seem reasonable that a percentage of water would stay in streams so that you could have biodiversity. ∆

NT: Was the decision to use the pronoun “e” for the tree (because most plants are

Arts Editor Ryah Cooley is off getting lost in the woods at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.


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Once, twice, three times a Ladyfest! The female-centric music fest returns to the SLO Guild Hall

PHOTO COURTESY OF HOT TINA

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ock ’n’ roll has historically been a very dude-centric endeavor. Sure, there’ve been lots of iconic female rockers, but for every Janis Joplin and Chrissie Hynde there are 100 leather pants-clad, guitar-slinging rock guys. Three years ago, Shea Kelly, a music teacher at TeVelde Conservatory of Music and member of the (mostly) female rock act Hot Tina, decided she wanted SLO County to join the list of communities that host an annual Ladyfest, an event that highlights all the women working locally in music and the arts. The first-ever Ladyfest occurred in 2000 in Olympia, Wash., and since then Ladyfests have sprouted around the world from Amsterdam to New Zealand. Kelly’s first attempt three years ago was such a rousing success that she made it even bigger last year with three stages, a beer garden, food trucks, and a whole heckuva lot of music played by all-female or female-fronted acts. Next Saturday, July 22, Ladyfest III returns to the SLO Guild Hall (2 to 11 p.m.; all ages; $10 or free for kids 10 and under). It’s a great way to connect to a community of music and art lovers. The friendly vibe, delicious refreshments, and terrific music make it a not-to-miss event. According to Kelly, the festival is “held to inspire women from all walks of life to create music and art for themselves and their community.” This year’s performers include Erin Inglish, Ynana Rose, Arthur Watership, Hot Tina, Hayley & the Crushers, Bearcats, Sunshine & Stardust, Noach Tangeras, Amaris Laurette Taylor, Mutt, Maya Songbird, Sweetie Darling, Donna Lu, Stephanie Walker-West, Reese Galido, The Monroe, Khristian Singleton, The Ladyfest Choir, Melody Kleimen, Jennifer Martin, Nicole Holst, Casey Chadwell, Sierra & Michael, Emily Franklin, Amie Richie, Janine Ehrlich, Lee Ann Vermelum, Lauren Riffle, Off Center and the Holes, Nataly Lola Plotter, Sera Melini, and Miss Leo. You can learn more on the event’s Facebook page listed under Ladyfest III. PHOTO COURTESY OF LYLE LOVETT

LOVE LOVETT Lyle Lovett & His Large Band play the Performing Arts Center on July 19, bringing his amazing music, wit, charm, and hairdo.

ROCK GODDESSES Hot Tina—featuring (left to right) Shea Kelly, Alexandra Wenzl, and Rose Hall—headlines the third annual Ladyfest, a daylong, female-centric music festival at the SLO Guild Hall on July 22.

The following day, Sunday, July 23, Bang the Drum hosts the Ladyfest after-party from 1 to 6 p.m. with Sierra & Michael, Erin Montgomery, Maya Songbird, and DJ Stephanie Walker West spinning between sets. These events are also fundraisers for local causes. “Each year Ladyfest donates all proceeds raised through ticket sales, raffles, and beer sales to a local nonprofit to further benefit the community,” Kelly noted. “In 2015 and 2016, we donated $4,000 to MUSE Arts Education, a local nonprofit, that gives musical scholarships to people suffering from severe physical disabilities and financial hardships.” This year, Transitions Mental Health Association, a San Luis Obispo nonprofit, is the beneficiary “TMHA is dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community, and family support services,” according to organizers. Ladies rule! They also know how to throw an awesome community party! Come out and join the fun!

‘If I had a pony …’

Lyle Lovett has so many great songs! The eccentric Texas singer-songwriter started performing in 1980 but really burst onto the scene in 1986 with his eponymous debut and its chart-topping single “Cowboy Man.” His next album, Pontiac, is simply a classic, with songs such as “If I Had a Boat,” “Give Back My Heart,” “I Loved You Yesterday,” “She’s No Lady,” “M-O-N-E-Y,” and “She’s Hot to Go.” Then there’s his amazing cover of “Stand by Your Man” from his third album, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, or his gospel side in Joshua Judges Ruth— the man can’t make a bad record! Of course, for many he’ll always be a weird-looking, skinny dude with a tangled pompadour, who improbably was married to Julia Roberts in the ’90s. He’s also an actor who appeared in films such as Robert Altman’s The Player, Short Cuts, and Prêt-à-Porter. This Wednesday, July 19, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band returns to the Performing Arts Center (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $67 to $111 tickets at pacslo.org). With 14 albums that mix country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel, and blues, a gift for storytelling, four Grammy Awards

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DIRTY BOURBON RIVER SHOW

CIRCUS ROCK The Dirty Bourbon River Show plays the SLO Bluesapalooza pre-game concert on July 15, in Sinsheimer Stadium, before a Blues Baseball game.

(and 17 nominations), Lovett is The Man!

Of baseball and NOLA

Do you like the food and music of New Orleans by way of Tom Waits? Do you like delicious spicy foods? Do you like baseball? Then you’re going to love the SLO Bluesapalooza pre-game concert on Saturday, July 15 (noon; all ages; $15 adults and $5 kids, available at clarkcenter.org), in Sinsheimer Stadium (900 Southwood Dr., SLO). Promoted by Good Medicine Presents, the event features music by the Dirty Bourbon River Show, a New Orleans theme, Cajun food by Ribline, and musical petting zoo by the SLO Youth Symphony. Tickets also get you into the 6 p.m. game. Dirty Bourbon is a really amazing horn-and accordion-driven ensemble that plays what they call “circus rock.” Their songs are a hoot—campy, clever, and thematically dark. Check out, for instance, some of their videos; “Ezmerelda” is a great place to start. Bring the family, bring the sunscreen, and bring the antacids for a day of good old American fun and baseball stadium food! STARKEY continued page 29 PHOTO COURTESY OF SIMPLY THREE

CLASSY POP Simply Three plays the Clark Center on July 21, as part of Festival Mozaic, which runs July 19 through 30.

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Strictly Starkey PHOTO COURTESY OF LIONEL RICHIE

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HONEY WHISKEY TRIO

SUPER STAR The great Lionel Richie headlines the first night of the California Mid-State Fair on July 19, playing the Chumash Grandstand Arena.

Fez Moz!

Festival Mozaic, which begins this Wednesday, July 19, and runs through Sunday, July 30, is proof positive that classical music can be every inch as subversive, outrageous, and irreverent as rock ’n’ roll. The festival has too many events to list, so you’ll need to visit their website at festivalmozaic.com to see it all, but one example is their Fringe Series concert of Simply Three on Friday, July 21 (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $40 to $70), at the Clark Center. The classic crossover string trio plays arrangements of classical and popular music not to mention original compositions. Expect old-school training with a newschool sound from Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark.

PITCH PERFECT The Honey Whiskey Trio brings their amazing harmony vocals to Linnaea’s Café on July 14, playing folk and bluegrass. PHOTO COURTESY OF DOWN BY THREE

Mid-State fun

It’s time to fry your ass off at the California Mid-State Fair, which runs Wednesday, July 19, through Sunday, July 30. Wednesday, July 19, Lionel Richie plays the Chumash Grandstand Arena (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $51 to $101 at midstatefair.com). The man has an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy awards, not to mention a slew of hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long (All Night),” and a bunch more. Also on Wednesday, hard rockers Blue Öyster Cult play the Fort Frontier Stage (6:30 and 8:30 p.m.; all ages; free with your fair admission). On Thursday, July 20, the Zac Brown Band plays the Chumash Grandstand Arena (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $51 to $131). The country rock act’s newest, Jekyll + Hyde, is another platinum-certified album and the band’s fourth consecutive No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Phil Wickham plays the Fort Frontier Stage on Thursday (6:30 and 8:30 p.m.; all ages; free with your fair admission), and the Natalie Haskins Band also plays the Mission Square Stage (7 p.m.; all ages; free with fair admission). Check their website for their entire lineup, at midstatefair.com.

Power trio

Down by Three is releasing their selftitle debut album, and it’s solid! Fronted by guitarist-vocalist Josh Bledsoe, the power trio also includes bassist Kevin Robertson and drummer Jimmy Maldonado. Bledsoe’s got a classic rock voice and a very percussive guitar style. The songs themselves have a lot of texture—some sound like grunge-era rock, others are bluesy ballads—but the overall sound is alt-rock. “Wherever You Go” has a breezy Cali rock feel while “Home” is a deeply emotional love song. The lyrics are literate narrative songs that draw you in, and the band itself is tight and crisp. You can see them live next Thursday, July 20, when they play an album release party at Rancho Nipomo (6 to 8 p.m.; all ages). It should be a cool party; you can tell these guys are down-to-earth dudes. “We’re all a pretty modest group that loves playing music and laughing, not necessarily in that order,” Robertson said. “I think about the only diva moment we

ALT-ROCK DELUXE Down By Three will release their debut album on July 20, in Rancho Nipomo. PHOTO BY MATT PERKO

have had is when I asked that we try not to spill the beer.”

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Award-winning guitar master Ed Gerhard is playing the Coalesce Bookstore and Garden Chapel on Friday, July 14 (7 p.m.; all ages; $22 tickets are 772-2880). Whether playing six-string, 12-string, slide guitar, or acoustic Hawaiian lap slide, that guy is awesome and wicked funny with his audience patter. If you dig harmony vocals—and who doesn’t—you’re going to be floored by the Honey Whiskey Trio, which plays Friday, July 14, in Linnaea’s Café (7 p.m.; all ages; pass the hat). Folk and bluegrass tunes turn deliciously lush when these ladies begin blending their voices together in pitch-perfect splendor. In 2013, after only five months together, they won the Harmony Sweepstakes National Competition, also winning Audience Favorite at both the regional and national sweepstakes. Reggae act the Babylon Rockers, who do a mix of originals and covers from every era and area of the reggae world, play several local shows this week: Friday, July 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Avila Beach Farmers Market followed by a 9 p.m. to midnight show at Mr. Rick’s in Avila Beach; and then Saturday, July 15, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Siren in Morro Bay followed by a 9 to 11 p.m. show at Rooney’s in Orcutt. The Famous Jazz Artist Series hosts tenor saxophonist Jeff Ellwood this Sunday, July 16, at Painted Sky Studios (6:30 p.m.; all ages; $20 general admission or $10 for students; email charlie@talsanmusic.com or call 9270179 for reservations). Ellwood is known for his work with Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder.

JAZZ MASTER One of the West Coast’s top tenor sax players, Jeff Ellwood, plays the Famous Jazz Artist Series on July 16, at Painted Sky Studio.

New venue in Paso? Paso Robles’ historic Fox Theater has lain derelict for quite a while. It was purchased by Alex and Monica Villicana of Re:Find Distillery with the idea of making it into a location to manufacture handcrafted spirits, but they never managed to get it off the ground. Now the Villicanas are in talks with Todd and Korie Newman of Good Medicine Presents to try to create a performance venue. The idea is to have a brewery and tasting room in the front and an auditorium in the back, as well as a large balcony. I’ll let you know as plans progress, but it would be an amazing asset to the Paso music community. ∆ Keep up with New Times Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey via twitter at twitter. com/glenstarkey, friend him at facebook. com/glenstarkey, or contact him at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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THE CLIFFS RESORT: 2757 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach, 773-5000, cliffsresort.com. FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING CO.: Singer/Songwriter Night every Wed. from 8-10pm. 1462 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, 474-8525, figmtnbrew.com. 7/15: Matt Cross from 8:30-11pm; 7/22: 7TH Standard from 8:30-11pm. HARRY’S NIGHT CLUB AND BEACH BAR: Cypress and Pomeroy, downtown Pismo Beach, 773-1010. Thurs.: Front Row Karaoke. 7/13: Steve Tracy at 7:30pm; 7/14: Steve Tracy at 7:30pm; 7/15: DJ Camote and JAWZ Karaoke at 9pm; 7/16: The Little George Band at 9pm; 7/17: Tozzi at 7:30pm; 7/18: Juan Marquez at 7:30pm; 7/19: Juan Marquez at 7:30pm; 7/20: DJ Camote at 5pm and JAWZ Karaoke at 9pm; 7/21: Three 4 All at 9pm; 7/22: Steppin’ Out at 9pm; 7/23: Three 4 All at 9pm. LIDO RESTAURANT AT DOLPHIN BAY: 2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach, 7734300 or thedolphinbay.com. Live music Tues., Thurs., and Fri. from 5-8pm. MONGO’S SALOON: 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 489-3639. Open blues jam every Wed.: DJ Drumz every Fri.; Karaoke with DJ Sam every Sun. 3/15: Three4All at 9pm; 3/22: Akusaa and Soulo at 3pm and Explode the Machine at 9pm. MR. RICK’S: 404 Front St., Avila Beach, 5957425. 7/14: Babylon Rockers at 8pm; 7/15: Tommy Lee and the Portigees at 8pm; 7/16: Tommy Lee at 1pm; 7/21: Legends; 7/22: Tozzi at 8pm; 7/23: Kenny Taylor at 1pm. PUFFERS OF PISMO: 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, 773-6563, puffersofpismo.com. Live music every Tues. from 6:30-9:30pm, and most Fri. and Sat. from 7-10pm. 7/13: Noach Tangeras at 7pm; 7/16: Bill Rotella and Amber Olive at 5pm; 7/18: Side Effects at 6:30pm; 7/20: Open Mic with Ron Pagan at 7pm; 7/22: Kait Dunton at 7pm; 7/23: Duet It at 5pm. SEAVENTURE: 100 Ocean View, Pismo Beach, 773-4994. Live music every Wed. from 6-9pm, Fri. from 6-9pm; and Sun. from 2-6pm.

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ASUNCION RIDGE: 725 12th St. Paso Robles, 237-1425. Live music Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8pm. 7/14: Scott Smith; 7/15: David Orr; 7/21: J Street Slim and the Leisurnaut; 7/22; Ray Duncan. BARRELHOUSE BREWERY AND BEER GARDENS: 3055 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, 296-1128, barrelhousebrewing.com. 7/14: The Jill Knight Band at 5:30pm; 7/15: The Honey Whisky Trio at 5:30pm; 7/16: Gypsy Flame at noon; 7/17: Gypsy Flame at 2pm; 7/21: Shawn Clark Family at 5:30pm; 7/22: Truth About Seafood at 5:30pm; 7/23: Gypsy Flame. D’ANBINO VINEYARDS AND CELLARS: 710 Pine St., Paso Robles, 227-6800 or danbino.com. 7/14: Kimberly Gordon from 8-10:30pm; 7/22: Wine Country Troubadours from 8-10:30pm. ENOTECA RESTAURANT AND BAR: 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles, 238-2834, labellasera. com. Jazz every Thurs. night featuring Adam Levine and Judy Philbin from 7-9pm. LAST STAGE WEST: Halfway Station on Highway 41 (15050 Morro Road at Toro Creek), 461-1393 or laststagewest.net. PASO ROBLES INN CATTLEMAN’S LOUNGE: 103 Spring St., 238-2660. Live music 6-8pm and Friday and Saturday from 9:30-11:30pm. PINE STREET SALOON: 1234 Pine St., Paso Robles, 238-1114. PONY CLUB WINE BAR AT HOTEL CHEVAL: 1021 Pine St., Paso Robles, 226-9995. 7/13: Behind the Vines from 5-7pm; 7/14: Nataly Lola from 6-9pm; 7/15: Rewined from 6-9pm; 7/16: Lance Robison form 5-8pm; 7/21: Sunny Wright, Adam Levine, and Steven Mettler from 6-9pm; 7/22: Kenny Taylor from 6-9pm; 7/23: Martin Paris from 5-8pm. SCULPTERRA WINERY: 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, 226-8881. Steve Key presents “Songwriters at Play” Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm. 7/16: Lindsay White; 7/23: Ben Shannon. TOOTH & NAIL WINERY: 3090 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles, 369-6100. 7/14: Moonshiner

Collective at 5:30pm; 7/23: Casey Donahew Band at 6pm. VINA ROBLES VINEYARDS AND WINERY: 3700 Mill Rd. Highway 46 E. Paso Robles, 227-4812, vinarobles.com. Live music every Sat. from 1-4pm. 7/15: Dulcie Taylor; 7/22: Duet 2 It.

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CAMBRIA PINES LODGE: 2905 Burton Drive, Cambria, 927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com. 7/13: Rumble Duo at 8:30pm; 7/14: Rumble at 9pm; 7/15: Catalina Eddy at 8:30pm; 7/16: Sebastian Luna at 8:30pm; 7/17: Wally Duo at 8:30pm; 7/18: Louie Ortega at 8:30pm; 7/19: Andy Scott at 8:30pm; 7/20: Marcus DiMaggio at 8:30pm; 7/21: Stellar Band at 9pm; 7/22: John Wessel Band at 9pm; 7/23: Greg and Spike at 8:30pm. LAS CAMBRITAS: 2336 Main St., Cambria, 927-0175. Jon Stephens every Thurs. from 5-8pm. OLD CAYUCOS TAVERN & CARDROOM: 130 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos, 995-3209, oldcayucostavern.com. Live music every Fri and Sat. OTTER ROCK CAFE: 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 772-1420. Wed: Karaoke, 8pm. Thurs.: Live jam, 8pm. Fri.-Sun.: live music. 7/13: Bonneville Phantoms from 7-10pm; 7/14: Shawn Jones and Sam Bolle from 8:3011:30pm; 7/15: Prestige from 8:30-11:30pm; 7/16: Mark Adams from 7-10pm; 7/17: Jill Knight from 7-10pm; 7/19: Karaoke with Bob Santa Cruz from 8-11pm; 7/20: Albert Simpson from 7-10pm; 7/21: Kenny Taylor band from 8:30-11:30pm; 7/23: Joy Polloi from 7-10pm. THE SIREN: Main St., Morro Bay, 772-8478, thesirenmorrobay.com. STAX WINE BAR: 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 772-5055, staxwine.com. Live music Thurs. and Sun. from 6-8pm. WINDOWS ON THE WATER: 699 Embarcadero, Suite 7, Morro Bay, 772-0677. 7/14: David Pope; 7/17: Dorian Michael; 7/21: Ted Wise. ∆

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF COLUMBIA PICTURES AND MARVEL STUDIOS his new Spider-Man film picks up CRIMINAL MIND Michael Keaton stars as businessman Adrian a few months after the events of Toomes, who becomes the arch criminal Vulture after being put Captain America: out of business by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Civil War, which chronicled the rift between Captain SPIDER-MAN: America (Chris Evans) and HOMECOMING Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). This time around, Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) and the federal government create the Department of Damage Control (D.O.D.C.), which inadvertently drives Adrian Toomes (Michael Keaton) out of business, leading him to become the villain Vulture. Meanwhile Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns to his SPIDEY SENSES! Tom Holland stars as Peter Parker, mildstudies after Stark tells him he’s not ready mannered high schooler by day, crime-fighting Spider-Man by night. to be an Avenger, but that doesn’t stop Peter from pursuing his crime-fighting been tasked with keeping Peter safe from hero. After Ned accidentally sees Peter in candidate to helm a blockbuster, but endeavors. This sixth installment in the real harm. Happy is clearly annoyed he delivers a perfectly paced, always his suit, he’s got a deluge of questions and Spider-Man franchise is directed by Jon by Peter’s earnestness, so there’s some engaging film. As comic book hero films ideas, ready to play the role of right-hand Watts (Clown, Cop Car) with a screenplay fun chemistry in the way Peter and man. I loved those two interacting with go, this is a great one! by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Happy grate on one another. The real each other, the nerdiest of the nerds, just Anna Keaton was a fantastic villain; Daley (Horrible Bosses, The Incredible excitement begins when Peter catches trying to play it cool and build amazing Vulture is a character with shades of gray Burt Wonderstone, Cloudy with a Chance wind of a criminal gang led by Vulture, Lego sets on the down low, but also getting instead of just plain evil, which makes of Meatballs). (133 min.) who is selling weapons made of alien invited to parties and flirting with girls. for a more interesting battle between technology to street criminals. Stark These two are adorable. right and wrong. His greed gets the Glen They’ve hit the sweet spot in this wants to leave Vulture and his henchmen Glen In contrast to the charm of Peter better of him eventually, and the weapons Spider-Man reboot, mixing great action for the FBI, but Peter can’t take no for an and Ned is Toomes, who we initially he builds become more dangerous and sequences with a funny high school answer, which sets up the estrangement sympathize with since his salvage deadly. Hopefully he’s slated to make a coming-of-age story that humanizes between Stark and him, as well as the company is destroyed when Stark and reappearance somewhere in the SpiderPeter Parker, delivers a multilayered Staten Island ferry set-piece seen in the the feds team up to create the D.O.D.C., Man franchise future. Keaton is meant villain (Keaton), and keeps the laughs film’s trailer. It’s a very engaging story which strips the government clean-up for this role. I agree that the cast gelled coming mostly at Peter’s expense. Peter with a wholly likeable protagonist. contract out from under Toomes’ company, really well. They played off of each other and his bestie Ned (Jacob Batalon) are Anna After watching the trailer for putting his and all his employees’ and truly sold that adolescence is still the nerdiest nerds in a tech-centric Spiderman: Homecoming, my first thought livelihoods at risk. He decides since the awkward—even if you’re a superhero. magnet school filled with nerds. Their was, “Oh man, they could totally ruin this government changed the rules on him, Peter gets a taste of what the epic battles idea of a fun time is putting together by making it way too much about high the rules no longer apply. He and his men he’s been asking to be a part of are really Ned’s new 3,000-plus-piece Lego Death school.” My fear was quickly whisked away; begin stealing alien technology, creating like, and he starts to realize that enjoying Star. They eat lunch alone except for the the film manages just enough teenage weapons out of it, and selling it on the things like academic decathlon team company of outsider Michelle (Zendaya), cliché mixed with high-flying action and black market. Keaton is fantastic, and we training and homecoming may not be such a brooding member of the academic comedy to pull off a really fun ride. Peter’s see Toomes change from indignant victim a bad thing in his current stage of life. But decathlon team. Peter pines for Liz school life and friendships are central to to ruthless killer, yet he still retains like a moth to the flame, when big trouble (Laura Harrier), the leggy captain of the story, but those things soon take a back humanity because his goal is to provide reappears, Peter can’t stop himself from the team, but she seems vastly out of seat on Peter’s priority list—the second for his family. As villains go, Vulture is a dropping it all to once again try to save the his league. Meanwhile, everyone thinks the dismissal bell rings, Peter is out the complex and interesting one, and Keaton world—or at least a small part of it. It’s a Peter is a bit of a flake, since he’s always door and into Spider-Man mode. He enjoys plays him with irreverent menace—he’s fun ride and a superhero flick that doesn’t disappearing due to the demands of his being the good guy but aspires for true crossed the line and there’s no going take itself too seriously and pokes fun at Stark Enterprises internship—his cover back. Marisa Tomei is also great as Aunt super hero status and missions, pestering the gawky, cringe-inducing teen years for low-level crime fighting. He wants May, a big-hearted woman who wants Happy with his goofy, nerdy charm for we were all subjected to. A great blend of nothing more than to be accepted as an to protect Peter through the pitfalls of any chance at a bigger catch. He doesn’t funny, nostalgic, and action packed to boot, Avenger, but Stark thinks he’s too green. want Mr. Stark treating him like a kid, adolescence, completely oblivious to his Spiderman: Homecoming is a winner in Even so, Stark’s supplied Peter with a alter ego. Zendaya also steals several but Tony’s cautiousness is for a reason—at my book. Δ high-tech Spider-Man suit, which has scenes with her aloof, guarded Michelle. 15, Peter still has a lot of growing up to enhanced his abilities, but he’s hindered Favreau’s Happy is grumpily funny. The do. Keeping the secret that he’s actually Split Screen is written by Senior Staff from doing much other than stopping whole cast just works. The real surprise a super cool superhero proves difficult for bike snatchers by Happy Hogan (John Peter, especially when the intimidating and is director Watts, whose past work doesn’t Writer Glen Starkey and his wife, Anna. necessarily suggest to me he’s be a good Fanreau), Stark’s right-hand man who’s Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. pretty Liz reveals her crush on the masked

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BABY DRIVER What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy Writer-director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) helms this action crime film about a young, gifted driver (Ansel Elgort) who’s coerced into driving for Doc (Kevin Spacey), a criminal mastermind, eventually leading to a doomed heist that will take all Baby’s skills to escape from. Imagine The Fast and Furious meets Footloose meets Wild at Heart and you’ll have an idea of the vibe of this engagingly fun crime romp. Baby suffers from tinnitus—a constant ringing in his ears brought on by a childhood car

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accident. To distract from the noise, he’s constantly got music playing through ear buds, choosing songs that are perfect for his task, whether that’s driving a getaway car from a heist or bopping through a neighborhood to grab coffee for the criminals Doc has gathered for the job. Doc never uses the same crew twice, but he always uses Baby, who he’s extorting because Baby owes him money after he was caught trying to boost Doc’s car. It’s the whole “one more job and you’re out,” thing, but after Baby falls for the waitress Debora (Lily James), she becomes the fulcrum from which Doc can apply pressure to force Baby to do “one more job,” this one for “real money.” Spacey plays Doc with fatherly menace, acting as if he’s doing Baby a favor. The various criminals he teams

together for the jobs are all different levels of crazy. Griff (Jon Bernthal) is borderline psychotic and immediately hates Baby. The couple Buddy (Jon Hamm) and Darling (Eisa González) are lovebirds in love with each other and with the thrill of the crime. JD (Lanny Joon) is the least defined of the players, but Bats’ (Jamie Foxx) shtick is to be the craziest guy in the room. Elgort’s Baby is a really interesting character. He doesn’t talk much, but when he does, he sounds like a young Elvis Presley. Debora, a wide-eyed waif, dreams of hitting the road in a car she can’t afford, and Baby quickly becomes the man she wants to do it with. There’s also Baby’s foster father Joseph (CJ Jones), who’s deaf. Baby’s only interest is protecting Joseph and Debora, so even

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REVIEW SCORING FULL PRICE .... It’s worth the price of an evening show MATINEE ........ Save a few bucks, catch an afternoon show RENTAL .......... Rent it STREAMING.... Wait ’til Netflix has it NOTHING ........ Don’t waste your time though he’s technically a criminal, we can’t help but sympathize since he’s being coerced into it and he’s a sweetheart among wolves. What makes it fun is that Baby may be young and inexperienced, but he’s got something about him that’s undeniably competent—much more competent than the scumbags he’s working with. The film is mostly filled with amazing car chases, a foot chase just as exciting as the car chases, the aforementioned trip to gather coffee that plays like a music video, and a blisteringly good soundtrack. It’s a pretty irresistible combination, though I have to say the beginning of the film is more fun than the end. Yes, it’s lightweight, but for some summer fun, I highly recommend it! (113 min.) —Glen Starkey

THE BEGUILED What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? The Palm, Stadium 10, Bay Writer-director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette) helms this Civil Warera story about a wounded Union soldier named Cpl. John McBurney (Colin Farrell), who’s taken in by head mistresses Miss Martha (Nicole Kidman) of a Virginia girls’ school. However, after saving the enemy soldier, Miss Martha and her charges—Edwina (Kirsten Dunst), Alicia (Elle Fanning), Jane (Angourie Rice), Amy (Oona Laurence), and the other students—must confront sexual tensions, rivalries, and unexpected events. The film is based on Thomas Cullinan’s novel

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as well as Albert Maltz and Irene Kamp’s screenplay for the a 1971 Clint Eastwood film of the same name It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the 1971 original film, but I don’t remember it being as dark and brooding as Coppola’s new version, which is set to a slow simmer that builds slowly until finally boiling over in unexpected ways. It begins with young mushroom hunter Amy out in the wilds of Virginia, with the distant sounds of canon and musket fire always in the background. When she comes across the wounded McBurney, she’s startled but intrigued, which basically sums up the entire seven-member population of the girls’ school. Some, like Alicia and Jane, have clear distrust for the Northerner, while others like Edwina and MOVIES continued page 35


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Arts MOVIES from page 32 Amy are fascinated to be in such close proximity to a man. After some minor cajoling, Miss Martha is convinced the “Christian” thing to do is to allow Cpl. McBurney to recover from his wounds before contacting the Confederate soldiers and having him hauled off to a military prison. Sexual tension immediately brims over as Miss Martha and Edwina tend to McBurney’s badly damaged leg, and over the next several days as his condition improves, he begins to work his charms on the various women. It’s a quiet, one might even say slow, first third, but by the middle third as McBurney tries to ingratiate himself by tending the garden and paying private compliments to the various girls, the rivalries begin to form as McBurney is invited to now dine with the ladies. Catty exchanges about who’s trying harder to dress up and flirt ensue, setting up the final act for when things turn batshit crazy and betrayal and competition swirl throughout the household. It’s an interesting take on a story that probably didn’t need updating, but it’s still deft filmmaking from filmmaking royalty. The performances certainly make the film watchable. Kidman is excellent, playing Martha with a slavish adherence to decorum. When Edwina wears an off-the-shoulder dress to dinner, Miss Martha directs her to cover her shoulders with her shawl. Dunst’s Edwina is quiet and melancholy. She’s of marrying age, but three years into a bloody war, all the available men have gone off to fight and die. Fanning’s Alicia is by far the most conniving, explained by her youth and her budding sexuality. McBurney’s attention is like a drug to her. I’ve never been a big Farrell fan, but he plays McBurney effectively, coming off at first as a gentleman happy to be a prisoner

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hen it comes to comedy in television and film, I’ve always felt that the weirder the humor is, the better. I’m not ashamed to admit that this deeply held opinion comes from discovering and falling in love with the oddball humor of films like Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. And 1989’s low-budget cult-classic UHF easily stands toe to toe with Python and Brooks’ films in the pantheon of weird comedies. Written and starring Cal Poly alum “Weird Al” Yankovic, this gem tells the story of an unemployed but loveable loser George Newman (Yankovic), who stumbles into ownership of a failing UHF television station (for those of you born in the age of digital television, think of a UHF station as similar to local cable access stations). The plot follows a pretty predictable format. Newman takes the station from the verge of bankruptcy to smashing success, earning the ire of a cruel and wealthy manager from a rival station,

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and away from the fray, but soon it’s clear he’s a wolf in the hen house, offering each lady exactly what she needs to become enamored of him. Flirting with underage girls is never a good idea, however, and as McBurney’s real character is revealed, his charms over the women fade. About the only character who doesn’t fall victim to his roguish charms is Jane, who Rice plays as distrustful and guarded. Without these engaging performances, Coppola’s Southern Gothic approach to direction, and her fine dialogue, the film might have bordered on boring, but instead it’s an insightful look at female sexuality at a time of extreme patriarchy. It’s definitely worth a look. (93 min.) —Glen Starkey

THE BIG SICK

What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? The Palm, Stadium 10, Galaxy The Big Sick tells the true story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Zoe Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano), who he’s never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. (119 min.) —Amazon Studios

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who kicks off a nefarious plot to shut the UHF station down. But the rote plot is basically just a vehicle for Yankovic and his co-writer and manager Jay Levey to cram as many oddball jokes, bizarre physical gags, and hilarious parodies as they possibly can in a single film. Those jokes include several sequences where the Walter Mitty-esque Newman imagines himself in popular movies like Rambo and Indiana Jones, as well as satirical movie trailers for films like Gandhi II and Conan the Librarian. While humorous parody is expected from an artist like Yankovic, who made his name and won multiple Grammys by writing and performing goofy versions of popular songs over the last 38 years (my personal favorites are “Amish Paradise” and “Eat It”), some of the funniest jokes and bits from UHF are totally original. Cutaway gags featuring some of the channel’s shows, like a game show called Wheel of Fish, and commercials for outlandish businesses, like a Costcostyle superstore called Spatula City, offer some of the best laugh-out-loud moments of the film. Their style is startlingly reminiscent of much of the madcap cutaway jokes found in modern comedic hit television shows like Family Guy. But what really keeps me coming back to this movie isn’t just the surreal so-dumb-itsclever comedy, but the fact that the film has a lot of heart. Unlike Family Guy, the jokes never feel too mean-spirited or cynical. Yankovic’s character, while weird, is a good guy at heart, and his character’s optimism,

THE FINAL BATTLE In War for the Planet of the Apes, one fight will determine the future of humans, apes, and the planet. The mischievous Minions hope that Gru (Steve Carell) will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother (also voiced by Carell) for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. (90 min.) —Universal Pictures

belief in himself, and imagination is what ultimately wins the day at the end of the movie, allowing Newman and the cast of off-kilter misfits on his channel to beat the evil network goliath. UHF checks all the boxes of a classic comedy. It’s fun, funny, and a reminder that being a little weird isn’t always a bad thing. (97 min.) Δ —Chris McGuinness PHOTO COURTESY OF ORION PICTURES

DARE TO BE STUPID Cal Poly alum “Weird Al” Yankovic’s brand of oddball humor is on full display in 1989’s UHF.

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THE HERO What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? The Palm, Galaxy Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. He spends his days reliving old glories and smoking too much weed with his former-co-star-turned-dealer, Jeremy (Nick Offerman), until a surprise cancer diagnosis brings his priorities into sharp focus. He soon strikes up an exciting, contentious relationship with stand-up comic Charlotte (Laura Prepon), and he attempts to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Lucy (Krysten Ritter), all while searching for one final role to cement his legacy. (93 min.) —The Orchard

THE HOUSE What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Rental Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10 Written and directed by Andrew Jay Cohen along with co-writer Brendan O’Brien (both worked together on Neighbors, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) comes the slapstick comedy The House, starring Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell. Is this the funniest movie these two comedy heavyweights have ever starred in? Nope. That being said, is this movie a better use of your time than the other dumb summer blockbusters? Yup! Here’s the breakdown: Suburban parents Kate (Poehler) and Scott (Ferrell) are jazzed when their daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) wins a scholarship from the town to attend the ultra-fancy and expensive Bucknell University. But at the last minute, the town, headed by city councilman Bob (Nick Kroll) reneges on the promise, opting to build a pool instead. The couple is also dealing with their friend Frank’s (Jason Mantzoukas) life crisis as he spirals after his wife leaves him because of his gambling and porn addictions. Naturally, Kate and Scott decide to go into business with Frank to run an illegal underground casino in his house to pay for Alex’s college tuition. Hijinks ensue as the neighbors, bored with dreary suburban life start to stop by to gamble away their money, get crazy drunk, and, you know, engage in some MMA style throw-downs. I mean this movie is from the

guys who brought you Neighbors. The logic of the real world doesn’t apply here and they lean heavy on the physical comedy. Oh, and there’s like zero consequences to anyone’s crazy’s antics in the long term, but that’s par for the course with this kind of zany comedy. The predictable hiccups arise, but if you’ve seen one crazy comedy then you can likely guess how things pan out for Kate, Scott, and Alex. Poehler and Ferrell are an interesting combo, but she’s realistic as a parent/normal human in a way that her co-star isn’t so it kind of works out. Mantzoukas—as a man on the edge with nothing left to lose as he tries to win back his wife and keep the bank from foreclosing on the house—is a wonderfully complex character in a town filled with flatter personalities. Cal State Long Beach (go Beach!) alums like myself will enjoy spotting the campus in the film, in spite of the one Bucknell banner someone from set design bothered to throw up. If you’re looking for a light diversion best enjoyed with a cocktail (or some kind of booze) in hand, then this is it. Just wait till it hits Red Box. (88 min.) —Ryah Cooley

MAUDIE

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm Aisling Walsh (Joyriders, Song for Raggy Boy, The Daisy Chain) directs this screenplay by Sherry White (The Breadmaker, Down to the Dirt, Crackie) about arthritic Nova Scotia painter Maud Dowley (Sally Hawkins), who after having her family home sold out from under her by her brother takes up housekeeping work for Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke). Eventually the two find romance as Maudie hones her naïve but charming folk painting style, eventually becoming a community icon. First and foremost, this is a love story, albeit a very unconventional one. Because of Maudie’s affliction, her family—brother, Charles (Zachary Bennett), and her aunt, Ida (Gabrielle Rose)—believes she’s incapable of taking care of herself, but Maudie has an indomitable spirit, and rather than live under her aunt’s thumb, she answers an ad for a housekeeper. Everett is a 40-year-old bachelor, taciturn, illiterate, and proud. He’s a hard worker who sells fish door-to-door, cuts and sells wood, removes trash, and works in the orphanage where he was raised. He’s pretty hard to like at first, and though

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he reluctantly hires Maudie, he treats her poorly. “It’s me, these dogs, those chickens, and then you,” he informs her of the pecking order. They live in a one-room shack, sharing a bed in a sleeping loft. As a form of escape and a way of celebrating the beauty she sees around her, she paints on any surface she can find, including old card stock, painting little postcard scenes that she sells for a few pennies. These are beautifully rendered characters by screenwriter Sherry White, and while biographical, from what I’ve read about Maud and Everett, she may have taken some liberties. Everett is written as being very dismissive of Maud’s work, when in fact, in real life he encouraged her to paint. If you’re looking for historical accuracy, this probably isn’t quite right, but as a story of two people coming to realize they love and need each other, it’s exceedingly beautiful. Tissues recommended! The acting is uniformly excellent, with Hawkins twisting her body and face into a knotted mess. She does a very fine job of embodying Maudie, depicting her strong spirit and resilience. Hawke, too, is excellent, playing Everett as a stiff and angry brute who softens to Maud. His Everett longs to be close to someone, but as an orphan and bachelor, he has no experience. Vacationing New Yorker Sandra (Kari Matchett) takes an interest in Maudie’s work, and helps build her confidence, and the entire story takes place over several decades, from the late ’30s to 1970 when Maud dies. The small fishing village becomes a character as well, and its seasonal changes move from a fly-infested summer to an unforgiving winter. The people who live there are tough and sometimes gossipy and cruel, and it all feels like real life—the highest compliment I can pay a film. (115 min.) —Glen Starkey

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Nothing Where’s it showing? Stadium 10 Director Michael Bay (Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Transformers) returns with this fifth— and hopefully final—installment of the bombastic series based on Hasbro toys about two Cybertronian races: the good Autobots and the evil Decepticons. This time around, Autobots leader Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) learns his home planet, Cybertron, is dead, and that he’s responsible. He discovers he must recover an artifact from Earth in order to bring his planet back to life, but it will mean the end of Earth. Meanwhile, Cybertronians on Earth— MOVIES continued page 36

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MOVIES from page 35 both Autobots and Decepticons—are being hunted and destroyed by the humanled Transformers Reaction Force (TRF), but Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) still believes the Autobots are a force for good, and he works to save them as well as give Optimus Prime a chance to do the right thing even though he’s fallen under the spell of his maker, the sorceress Quintessa. Review site Rotten Tomatoes is a pretty good indicator of how the franchise has slowly slid into irrelevance. The first had a 57 critic and 85 audience score, the second a 19 critic and 57 audience score, the third a 35 critic and 55 audience score, the fourth an 18 critic and 51 audience score, and this fifth one, a pathetic 15 critic and 56 audience score. If only around 50 percent of the audience likes these films, why do they keep going back for more? Stop encouraging Bay with your movie dollars! Sheesh! (149 min.) —Glen Starkey

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy In War for the Planet of the Apes, Caesar (Andy Serkis) and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel (Woody Harrelson). After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face-to-face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet. (140 min.) —20th Century Fox

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hell that is high school, along with her friends Meredith (Sydney Park) and June (Shannon Purser). So when her dad (Ryan Phillippe) gifts her an old music box with an inscription that promises to grant the owner’s wishes, she thinks there is nothing to lose. Clare makes her first wish and, to her surprise, it comes true. Everything seems perfect—until the people closest to her begin dying in gruesome and twisted ways. Now Clare must get rid of the box, before it costs her and everyone she loves the ultimate price. (89 min.) —Broad Green Pictures

WONDER WOMAN

What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Galaxy Patty Jenkins (writer-director of Monster) directs this origin story of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), who was raised as Diana, an Amazon princess trained as an unbeatable warrior on a remote island. When an American pilot named Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes in the waters off her home, Diana learns of a world war waging in the outside world and agrees to accompany Steve, determined to fulfill her destiny. Gadot is basically perfect for the role. The 5-foot-10 Israeli model, actress, and martial artist served in the Israeli Defense Forces for two years and won the Miss Israel title in 2004. Like Diana/Wonder Woman, she’s beautiful and fierce. The film actually opens in present day when we see that Bruce Wayne had delivered an old photograph to Diana of her with her comrades Steve, Sameer (Saïd Taghmaoui), Charlie (Ewen Bremner), and The Chief (Eugene Brave Rock) taken during World War I, which leads to an extended flashback of her protected childhood, her eventual warrior training, her saving of Steve, and her first foray into saving the world. It’s a pretty engrossing story—earnest, with doses of humor and gripping action sequences. It also tees up the next two DC Comics films Justice League, which

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is currently in post-production, and Justice League Part Two, which has been announced but hasn’t started filming. I have a feeling Wonder Woman and Gadot are finally going to give Marvel Comics a run for its money at the box office. This was a ripping good yarn! One of the film’s more interesting angles is Diana’s belief that if she can just kill Ares, the God of War (played by an unexpected actor), he’ll no longer have the power to poison men’s hearts and war will cease, which is why she’s so determined to find and destroy him. General Lundendorff (Danny Huston) and his chemist underling Dr. Maru (Elena Anaya) certainly seem to be the manifestation of Ares, but the mythology that Diana believes controls the world of men is far too simplistic she learns. She’s a deeply empathic person who can’t stand to see injustice and refuses to turn away when she sees it. The original plan was for Trevor to take her and his team around the trench warfare of no man’s land and infiltrate the enemy on its flank, destroying Lundendorff’s chemical weapons stockpile, but in the film’s central rousing set piece, Diana instead heads straight for the enemy, braving German machinegun nests, mortars, and tanks. The sequence is proof that you don’t need to be a man to stage an amazing cinematic battle, and hopefully it will land director Jenkins more big-budget jobs. Since writing and directing Monster, she’s been largely relegated to directing TV series episodes and made-for-TV movies. Hats off to DC, Warner Bros., and the producers of Wonder Woman for turning over the reins of this feminist story to someone with the smarts and the knowhow to give Wonder Woman the film she deserves. (141 min.) ∆ —Glen Starkey New Times movie reviews were compiled by Arts Editor Ryah Cooley and others. You can contact her at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

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y hands are shaking slightly as I tentatively try to take an iPhone panorama with one hand while hanging on tightly to my dog’s leash in the other. My mind is telling me that maybe this wasn’t the best choice, but I’ve adapted to ignoring that insistent little whisper. And the payoff is almost always worth it—at least that’s what the trail guides I’d read said. If you can brave the granite steps, the view from the top is “breathtaking,” an apt descriptor. This is not for the fainthearted. On July 8, I’m perched on a landing suspended above a gigantic granite rock face. A 2.5-mile hike followed by a series of wooden stairs got me to where I am, at more than 8,200 feet above sea level and below the hanging staircase that once led into the Needles Lookout, a fire tower that ironically burned down in 2011. The stairs I’m on literally lead to nowhere but the oddly placed metal frame of a broken banister that looms ghostlike against the backdrop of the Sequoia National Forest. The trick to not freezing in terror, to be completely cliché and absolutely accurate, is to not look down and to not think. Simply enjoy the awe of accomplishment, place, and being surefooted. Because between the slatted steps is a lot of empty space that can only lead to one place, and I can see that place as I put each foot in front of the other. Only now that I’m writing about it am I getting a little dizzy at the thought of it. Back in that moment, I feel like I’m traversing a boardwalk above the world. A forest of sugar and ponderosa pines (many of which are dead and brown, thanks to the drought, a century of fire suppression, and bark beetles) stretches from the bottoms of my feet down into the valleys and back up the mountains on the other side. A helicopter circles above the Shaeffer Fire burning south of us on the other side of the Kern River. Back on the solid footing of land, the 100-degree heat hits me every time I venture out of the shade

SITTING ON TOP A surreal set of wooden steps take hikers from solid ground to suspended above a granite rock face looking out over the Sequoia National Forest.

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of conifer stands that line the trail, and all I can think about is going for a swim. And the creek we already put our tent next to is something my roommate and I are both looking forward to submerging ourselves in. This land is part of the 328,000plus acres of Giant Sequoia National Monument, which is on President Donald Trump’s list of national monuments under consideration for a change in federal protection level. July 10 was the last day to submit public comments on whether to delist or shrink its size. Former President Bill Clinton protected this particular swath of federal land under the Antiquities Act in April 2000, when he dedicated it while standing under a gigantic sequoia along the Trail of 100 Giants, a few miles from the Needles trailhead along the Western Divide Highway. The grove of giant sequoias is one of 20 that are protected within the southern portion of the monument in the Western Divide Ranger District, and it holds 125 sequoias with bases larger than 10 feet across, according to the Forest Service. The larger trees are estimated to be between 500 and 1,500 years old. We walk

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ou can take the chef out of the farm, but you can’t take the farm out of the chef. If you’ve eaten at Blue Heron lately, you know that this is a very good thing. Executive Chef Thomas Drahos was raised slaughtering cows and sowing seeds on 55 acres out in rural Lockwood, north of Paso Robles. Now, he’s filleting fish, shopping the seaside farmers’ market, and tending to a small coastal farm not far from the new Los Osos-area eatery. “Growing up we had chickens, pigs, a huge garden; we farmed just about everything we ate at home,” Drahos said. “I took the butchery and cookery from my family’s ethics, and that way of sustainable living, and put that back into my food.” If Baywood isn’t the first place you’d think of for “farm to table dining,” you’re not alone. Located in a sleepy back bay LOW TIDE, HIGH STYLE Oceanic blues community, steps from the legendary mingle with wood furniture, ceramic plates, Merrimaker watering hole and cult and gold flatware. favorite Noi’s Little Thai Takeout, the Blue Heron straddles that elusive line between upscale and chill. “We buy a whole fish and use every Out front, a fire pit burns, piece of it. The bones go to stock; we’re illuminating a well-crafted garden flush serving it raw, pan-seared, smoked,” the with native plants. Out back, an entire chef said. “Everything not used rolls wall of flowers brightens a breezy patio, back into the compost on the farm.” which looks out onto the placid water. After working at prestigious Inside, oceanic blues mingle with restaurants from Napa to Oakland to modern wood furniture, textural ceramic Denver, Drahos is not one to compromise plates, and glittering gold flatware. The on creativity, either. wine list is particularly amazing thanks He thanks his upbringing for this to wine manager Lannon Rust. well-roundedness. As a kid, he looked up The menu is a reflection of Baywood’s to his aunt who worked at Hearst Castle. dual nature: You can grab As a youth he moved from a plate of impeccable pandishwasher and shortWater’s fine seared scallops, super fresh order cook at Joe’s Place in The Blue Heron is located raw oysters, or a big beefy downtown Paso Robles to at 1365 2nd St. in Baywood burger—your choice. blossoming chef at Artisan Park. For reservations, go to “We’re so close to the blueheronbaywood.com. Dinner and JUSTIN Winery, then water, and we asked lots of is served Wednesday through later Vina Robles, and locals what they wanted to Monday from 5 p.m. to close. Windows on the Water. see at this new restaurant. He’s done everything Overwhelmingly, they said, from molecular gastronomy to pastry ‘seafood,’” Drahos said of the concept. to teaching demonstrations at Cal However, this is more than your Poly. He’s also even tried his hand at average chowder hut. consulting, opening his own catering Flavors are developed based on business, and starting his own Napaseasonality first and foremost. Whether area Champagne and tapas bar. using California-caught fish, oysters from “I had been striving outside of this Grassy Bar Oyster or Morro Bay Oyster area for so long, but when I came back to Company, butter lettuce from the farm, the Central Coast, I realized that what or colorful bounty supplied from a local I had been searching for was here, and farmers’ market, the chef aims to bring I wanted to further my own creative together regional, fresh ingredients with trusted sustainable suppliers. FLAVOR continued page 40

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passions at home,” the chef said. Along with Blue Heron owner Bill Lee, Drahos has been able to do just that. It’s only been 16 months since the idea for Blue Heron was first born. A recent soft opening industry event revealed a fully developed restaurant with impeccably served seafood laced with sumptuous sauces. Maybe it’s the ocean breeze, maybe it’s the farm—but there is definitely something in the water. “Two days after meeting Bill, I was designing the restaurant, and it wasn’t long after that I had my eyes set on the farm,” the chef said. “I knew I wanted to plant seeds, and I did: peppers, strawberries, onion.” Currently, a new greenhouse is bursting with fresh sprouts making their way onto Blue Heron plates. Pulling from sea, land, and familial tradition, Drahos may finally have arrived home. “The produce, the fish, the farms, the ranches, the people, the wineries; I love this place,” Drahos added. “I realized that the Central Coast is where I’ve wanted to be the whole time.” ∆

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I don’t always dance when I drink, but when I do, it’s not to be missed: Get your Most Interesting Man Alive memes ready because Branch Street Deli in Arroyo Grande is kicking off its Most Interesting Summer Concert Series this July 14 with The Cliff Notes Band from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. … A fresh summer wine adventure is in order, and I know just where to go: According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Écluse Wines of Paso Robles is a must see! Named a Top 25 Must-Visit Vineyard, the boutique family owned winery located on the Westside of Paso Robles is all about small production wines and a super intimate experience. Check ’em out for yourself and see what all the buzz is about at eclusewines.com.

GET OUTTA TOWN Daytrippers, daysippers: Travel to the exotic land of Santa Maria for Presqu’ile Winery’s Summer Concert Series presenting: The Dustbowl Revival with Klancy & The Tepusquet Tornadoes! This one-two punch of good wine and good old timey music pops its cork this July 22 at 5 p.m. (For info, call 937-8110 or visit the winery on Facebook) … Great news for summer cruisers: Highway 1 is officially open in all of San Luis Obispo County! As of late last month, the south end of the closure, originally at Ragged Point, has been moved 5 miles north to Salmon Creek, just past the ranger station. Keep your summer plans intact and experience the dream that is cruising along iconic Highway 1 with the top down (need ideas of what to see and where to grub? Go to visitslocounty.com). Hayley Thomas Cain can’t drive 55 miles per hour. She can be reached at hthomas@ newtimesslo.com.

H AYLEY’S P ICKS Summer harvest pizza: taste the rainbow It’s summer baby, and that means plums are popping off my tree, squash are blooming to pert perfection, and there’s an overabundance of, well, everything in the garden—especially heirloom cherry tomatoes, which are finally ready and offering up juicy little morsels of orange, red, and yellow. When my head spins and I start to feel super overwhelmed about what to do with this cornucopia of deliciousness in my yard (not to mention on farmers’ market tables across the county), I usually reach for a handy pizza crust and throw the toppings where they may. Think of it as splatter paint art for the tummy. I always like an unexpected mix of fruit, veggies, and greens (a post-oven topping of citrusdrizzled arugula, fresh thyme, preserved peaches, or sweet barbecued corn offer up a particularly satisfying counter to the standard basil-tomato-cheese). But ... where to get really good pizza crust? I say ditch the mega box stores and go local! You can purchase delicious locally made dough (including some gluten-free versions) at Piemonte’s Italian Delicatessen, Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica, Woodstock’s Pizza, and the SLO Foods Cooperative to name a few. Never leave a store or restaurant without first checking the deli or freezer section—you might miss the most amazing crust of all! Need some epic mozzarella to dollop on top of your creative summer slices? Of course you do. Stop by DePalo and Sons in Shell Beach for heavenly mozza balls crafted by longtime SLOcal Dr. Louis Tedone himself. Trust me, the guy’s been making mozzarella by hand for longer than most of the New Times staffers have been alive! So get creative and get hungry ... because summer won’t wait! Happy tossing. ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain loves figs, blue cheese, and kale on her pizza, especially with a runny fried egg on top. She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.


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LegaL Notices Luis Obispo County. Guy Michael Gonzales and Cassie Ann Gonzales(980 Longbranch Ave, Unit B, Grover Beach, CA 93449.). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/Guy Gonzales. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 06-06-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1372 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: JAKE’S DIESEL REPAIR, 1430 Nipomo Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Jacob Alan Beavers(1430 Nipomo Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Jacob Beavers. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-31-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 05-31-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1374 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/30/17) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CHRISMOTO, 787 Frances Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher Gage Upson(787 Frances Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Christopher G. Upson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 05-31-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford.05-31-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1398 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/10/2011) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HOMETOWN CHIROPRACTIC, 8820 Morro Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422). San Luis Obispo County. Dr. Jaime Schultz D.C.(9744 Vina Way, San Miguel, CA 93451.) This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Jaime Schultz, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-02-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez.06-02-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1438 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE REFINERY HAIR STUDIO, 515 Broad Street, Unit A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Jon K. Haddeland(515 Broad Street, Unit A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Jon K. Haddeland. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-07-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 06-07-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1442 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/08/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HANSEN AND ROSS, 5531 Morningstar Pl, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Bruce D. Ross(5531 Morningstar Pl, Paso Robles, CA 93446) and Steven E. Ross(211 Garden St. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420.) This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/ Bruce Ross. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-07-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, AS. King.06-07-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1458 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TED FLETCHER PHOTOGRAPHY, 1929 Fieldstone Circle, Paso Robles, CA 93446.

LegaL Notices San Luis Obispo County. Ted Fletcher(1929 Fieldstone Circle, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Ted Fletcher. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-09-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 06-09-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1466 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/12/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE GYPSY DEN SALON, 2252 Broad Street, Suite 120, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Jennifer Hammack(1213 Chaparral Circle, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Jennifer Hammack. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-12-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 06-12-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1469 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CHEW ON VEGAN, 701 Bay St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Debi Lee Chew(701 Bay St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Debi Lee Chew. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-12-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 06-12-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1472 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/07/1984) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CUSTOM CANVAS CO., 942 Griffin St, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Lynette M Navarro(1157 Rose Court, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Lynette Navarro. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-12-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 06-12-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1476 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/09/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MARCH A MILE, MARCH A MILE IN THEIR BOOTS, 1197 Highland Way, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Paul Dukes(572 Sandercock St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Paul Dukes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-12-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 06-12-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1482 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/13/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: IN 2 IT, 1312 E. Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Shelley A. Thomas and Michael V. Thomas(432 California Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/Shelley A. Thomas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro.06-13-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1483 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/13/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE SEWING ATELIER, 2098 9th Street, Unit A, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Nina Taylor Kobliska(1325 San Luis Avenue, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Nina Taylor Kobliska, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 06-13-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1486 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/13/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE PROTO:87 STORES, THE HAND LAID TRACK COMPANY, ACCUTRAK, INTELEGENCE, REICHERT ROBOTICS, 1153 Vard Loomis Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Andrew Ronald Reichert(1153 Vard Loomis Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Andrew Ronald Reichert. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz.06-13-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1490 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE FARMERS GUILD CATERING AND EVENTS, 560 Avila Beach Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Jesse F. Smith(326 Castaic Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Jesse F. Smith. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro.06-14-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1491 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/1988) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CALIFORNIA FINANCIAL SERVICES, 412 Humboldt St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Sonoma County. C. Financial Investment, Inc.(412 Humboldt St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/C. Financial Investment, Inc. R. Mark Epstein, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 06-14-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1494 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/25/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO REP, 888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406. San Luis Obispo County. San Luis Obispo Reperatory Theatre(888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/San Luis Obispo Reperatory Theatre, Michael Simkins, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro.06-14-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1495 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/14/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: UPSTAIRS DINING AND LOUNGE, UPSTAIRS CATERING, 815 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Upstairs Endeavors, LLC(516 Mitchell Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/Upstairs Endeavors, LLC, Leslie D. Gullikson-Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez.06-14-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1496 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SHINE INDUSTRIES, 2245 Carpenter Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Andrew Pettit Crockett and Mark Pettit Crockett(2245 Carpenter Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Andrew Crockett. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro.06-14-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1502 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/15/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TAQUERIA 805, 1276 Drake Circle, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Tony Quintero(1276 Drake Circle, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405.) This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Tony Quintero. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-15-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez.06-15-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1512 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WINE SNEAK, 4468 Broad St. #120, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Ash Mehta and Lissa Ann Hallberg.(327 Montecito Ave, Shell Beach, CA 93449.) This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/Ash Mehta, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-16-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 06-16-22. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1514 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MARSHALL EQUESTRIAN, 9961 Santa Clara Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Katherine Marshall Ellis(9103 San Gabriel Road, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Katherine M. Ellis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-16-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 06-16-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1519 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/19/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TUCAN TRUCKING, 417 Avenida De Socios #E, Nipo-

LegaL Notices mo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Manuel S. Torres(417 Avenida De Socios #E, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Manuel Torres. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 06-19-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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LegaL Notices Steven B. Barasch(1697 Sydney St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Steven B. Barasch. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 06-21-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1521 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/19/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BOWSER BOUTIQUE, 715 Santa Maria Ave. Unit E, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Kaitlyn Lorriaine May(951 Santa Ynez Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Kaitlyn Lorraine May. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 06-19-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1539 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CHC PHARMACY SLO, 77 Casa Street, Suite 204, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. imgRx SLO, Inc. (815 Brazos St. Ste. 900, Austin, TX 78701) DE. This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ imgRx SLO, Inc. Kevin Rew, General Counsel & COO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 06-21-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1529 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/02/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MORRO ON THE ROCKS, 699 Embarcadero #9, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Sub-Sea Tours, LLC(2700 Greenwood Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93422). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability./s/ Sub-Sea Tours, LLC, Rose Marie Battaglia, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 06-20-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1534 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/20/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SAN LUIS SOLAR, 3496 Gregory Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Paul Richard Sofranko and Leah Sofranko(3496 Gregory Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/ Paul Sofranko. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 06-20-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1536 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/20/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WRIGHT STUFF CREATIONS, 672 Matthew Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Bruce Ryan Wright and Christine Ann Wright(672 Matthew Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/Bruce R. Wright. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 06-20-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1537 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/06/2002) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BROAD STREET PROPERTIES, BISHOP STREET PROPERTIES, DANA STREET PROPERTIES, GERDA STREET PROPERTIES, JOHNSON AVENUE STREET PROPERTIES, LEFF STREET PROPERTIES, LOOMIS STREET PROPERTIES, MEINECKI STREET PROPERTIES I, MEINECKI STREET PROPERTIES II, VERDE DRIVE PROPERTIES, GRAND AVENUE PROPERTIES, 1697 Sydney St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County.

FILE NO. 2017-1541 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LIVE IN HARMONY WITH ANIMALS, 1370 Bay Oaks Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Mutsumi Isono(1370 Bay Oaks Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Mutsumi Isono. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 06-21-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1543 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/22/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL PACIFIC REAL ESTATE, 1380 Crest St, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Merle Randall Howard(1380 Crest St, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Merle Randall Howard. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-22-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 0622-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1545 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE WEATHERMAN HEATING AND AIR, 645 Funston Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Robert Allen Iverson and Shaun Mckneer(645 Funston Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Robert Allen Iverson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-22-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 06-22-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1546 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/22/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SOUTHY CONSULTING, 1463 Galleon Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher Southern(1463 Galleon Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Christopher Southern. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-22-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 06-22-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1548 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CDJ ASSOCIATES, 364 Alder Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Charmia Galang De Jesus(364 Alder Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Charmia De Jesus. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-22-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 06-22-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1549 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/22/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST MARKETING, 1288 11th St, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Jeffrey David Wade(1288 11th St, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Jeffrey D. Wade. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-22-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 06-22-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1558 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/06/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLOW MONEY SLO, 1288 11th St, Los Osos, CA 93402). San Luis Obispo County. Slow Money San Luis Obispo(1288 11th St, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ Slow Money San Luis Obispo, Jeffrey D. Wade, Executive Director. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-23-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 06-23-22. June 29 & July 6, 13, 20 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1559 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/20/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ESSENTIAL CLEANING, HUMANKIND, 468 Leff Street, Apt C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Makenzie Demos(468 Leff Street, Apt C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Makenzie Demos, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-23-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 06-23-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1560 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/21/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GODDESS GOODS, 1124 Front St, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Summer Yana Mote and Cody William St. James(1387 Hillcrest Dr. Morro Bay, CA 93442) and Sierra Ashley Mace(475 Pacific St, Morro Bay, CA 93442.) This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Summer Mote, Partner/Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 06-26-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1565 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: D.G. HONEGGER CONSULTING, 2690 Shetland Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Douglas G. Honegger(2690 Shetland Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Douglas Honegger. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 06-26-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1566 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BEACH BUMS, 12 N. Ocean Avenue, Ste. 120, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Bruce Edward Bucz(N. Ocean Avenue #211, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Bruce E. Bucz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 06-26-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1567 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MORRO MINERALS, 2697 Laurel Ave, Morro

LegaL Notices Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Sarah Marie Tormey and Michael Andrew Todd(2697 Laurel Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by a Co-Partnership./s/Sarah Marie Tormey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 06-26-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1568 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/11/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ARTISAN WINDOWS & DOORS, 179 Granada Drive, Suite 4, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Artisan Architectural Products, Inc.(P.O. Box 2238, Atascadero, CA 93423). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ Artisan Architectural Prod. Inc. President, Daniel Bateman. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 06-26-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1571 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CIAO BELLA, 774 Marsh Street, Suite 130, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Isabella Angelina De Paola(2349 Brant St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Isabella De Paola, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 06-26-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1575 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ANDREW’S WINDOW COVERINGS, 5050 Caballeros Avenue. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Andrew Wayne Becker(5050 Caballeros Avenue. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Andrew Becker. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 06-26-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1577 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/12/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: COYOTE TILE, 4265 S. El Pomar Rd. Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Ralph Carlos Lopez(4265 S. El Pomar Rd. Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Ralph Carlos Lopez, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 06-27-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1578 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/28/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: 559 BEER, 855 Aerovista Pl, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Rhett Todd, LLC(1622 E. Shadow Creek Drive, Fresno, CA 93730). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/Rhett Todd, LLC. Rhett Williams, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 06-27-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1580 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/19/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: YELLOW GLASS MEDIA, YELLOW GLASS, 872 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Daniel William Hornett, Michallynn Hoffman(2552 Toltec Circle, San Ramon, CA 94583) and Nesrine Faith Majzoub(383 Juniper Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Daniel Hornett. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 06-27-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1581 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BITTERSWEET BREWING COMPANY, 191 S. Oak Park Blvd, Suite 3, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Bittersweet Brewing Company, LLC(1800 8th St, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/ Bittersweet Brewing Company, LLC. David C. Johnson, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 06-27-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1602 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DEMILLE DESIGNS, 542 North 14th Street, Unit B, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Nelson John Demille(542 North 14th Street, Unit B, Grover Beach, CA 93433.). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Nelson J. Demille. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-30-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 06-30-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1608 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: JUDGE MIKE CUMMINS CONSUMER INSURANCE ADVOCATE, 285 Ranchito Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Richard Cummins(285 Ranchito Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Michael Richard Cummins, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-30-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 06-30-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1584 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/28/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: COASTAL VIEW WINDOW CLEANING, 802 Valley Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Oscar Manuel Ornelas(1911 Beach St. Oceano, Ca 93445). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Oscar Manuel Ornelas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-28-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 06-28-22. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1588 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BRIT TARR, 527 Branch St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Brittney Christina Ziegler(527 Branch St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Brittney Ziegler, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-28-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 06-28-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1609 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/30/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RESTORE TO HEALTH, 1116 Ironbark St, Apt. B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Sonoma County. James Christopher Spence and Naomi Lee Brebes-Mensah(1116 Ironbark St, Apt. B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Naomi Lee Brebes-Mensah. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-30-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 06-30-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1630 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/02/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SERENITY CENTRAL COAST IN-HOME CARE, 929 El Morro Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Amanda Jean Brand(929 El Morro Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Amanda Brand, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 07-05-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1632 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/05/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DANAHY BOOKKEEPING, 950 Jensen Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Lorraine Anne Danahy(950 Jensen Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Lorraine Danahy, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Currens. 07-05-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1633 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/03/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PACIFIC STREET PUBLISHING, 1352 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Matt Kasai Ritter(1352 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Matt Kasai Ritter. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 07-05-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1589 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/04/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SWIFTY’S FABULOUS, 1681 Ocean St. Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. MIH(1681 Ocean St. Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/MIH, Lindsey Rapone, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-29-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 06-29-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1613 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/03/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GREENBRIER CONSULTANTS, 3361 Studio Drive, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Cynthia Ann Van Hoff(3361 Studio Drive, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Cynthia A Van Hoff. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-03-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 07-03-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1634 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/05/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DUNE, 890 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. David Santiago and Daniel Joseph Glidden(1445 Del Mar Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/David Santiago. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 07-05-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1597 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/23/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BEACH BUTLERZ, 988 Huston St. Ste. B, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Anthony Salas Jr.(988 Huston St. Ste. B, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Anthony Salas Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-29-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 06-29-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1621 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/18/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BAILEY’S ESTHETICS, 129 Bridge St. Ste. A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Bailey Ryen Brazil-Rodriguez(1144 East Grande Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Bailey Brazil-Rodriguez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-03-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 07-03-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1640 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/05/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AVOEDEN, 0 Nagano Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Tedd Livingston Gwin(80 Zaca Street, #61, Buellton, CA 93427). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Tedd Livingston Gwin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 07-05-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1643 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/05/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SOCIAL BITE FOOD TOURS, 720 Kelly Ct. #B, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Corbo Gail Mary(720 Kelly Ct. #B, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Mary Corbo, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 07-06-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1648 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BELLIZZIMO BEAUTY ACADEMY, 793 Higuera St, Suite 11, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Natalie Ozzimo(1765 Trouville Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Natalie Ozzimo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-07-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 07-07-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1652 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO VENDORS ASSOCIATION, 1202 15th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Jolene Frances Tench and Casey Patrick Tench(1202 15th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402.). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/Jolene Tench, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-07-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 07-07-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1653 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: POSITIVE XPRESSION DESIGN (PXDESIGN), HWY 1/RR1 Box 415, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Felix Concepcion Castillo(HWY 1/RR1 Box 415, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Felix Concepcion Castillo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-07-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 07-07-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1658 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/07/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GEYSER STEAM CLEANING, 1660 Primavera Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Anthony Emmett Yana(1660 Primavera Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Anthony Yana, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-07-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 07-07-22. July 13, 20, 27 & Aug. 3 2017

LegaL Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FRANCIS ROLAND LOZANO CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0204

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: FRANCIS ROLAND LOZANO, FATHER ROLAND LOZANO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DENNIS GUY GALLO in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that DENNIS GUY GALLO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: September 19, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in 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: KRISTA K. SABIN 656 Santa Rosa St., Suite 2B San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 June 29, July 6, & 13, 2017

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LegaL Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: FRANKLIN E. RODRIGUES CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0187

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: FRANKLIN E. RODRIGUES A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by TIFANI RULE in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that TIFANI RULE 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: September 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in 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: PATRICIA M. SCOLES 1104 Vine Street, Suite B Paso Robles, CA 93446 June 29, July 6, & 13, 2017

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: WILLIAM ANSELMI CASE NUMBER: 17PR0207

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: WILLIAM ANSELMI A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: MARK ANSELMI in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: MARK ANSELMI 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

LegaL Notices 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: Date: September 19, 2017 Time: 9:00 A.M. in Dept.: 9 Address of Court: Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. 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 deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of Letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: EDWARD E. ATTALA, ESQ. 1502 Higuera St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-543-1212 By: /s/M. Zepeda, Deputy Clerk July 6, 13, 20, 2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. NO. 030186-CA APN: 052-485-003

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/28/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 8/9/2017 at 11:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 1/4/2008, as Instrument No. 2008000571, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: JOHN A. RONCA, AN UNMARRIED MAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building located at 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: LOT 3 IN BLOCK E OF TRACT NO. 120 FERRINI HEIGHTS NO. 3, ACCORDING TO MAP RECORDED JANUARY 15, 1959 IN BOOK 6, PAGE 4 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 625 AL-HIL DR SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93405 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is:

LegaL Notices $662,772.84 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (800) 758 - 8052 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.HOMESEARCH. COM, using the file number assigned to this case 030186-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (800) 758 – 8052 CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive Suite 200 San Diego, California 92117 July 13, 20, & 27, 2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS NO. CA-16-706734CL ORDER NO.: 160069435-CA-VOI

NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (Pursuant to Cal. Civ. Code 2923.3) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/11/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial C ode and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT

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LegaL Notices TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): LAWRENCE M WAMPLER, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 2/16/2005 as Instrument No. 2005012189 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California; Date of Sale: 7/27/2017 at 11:00AM Place of Sale: In the breezeway at the entrance to the County General Services Building located at 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $33,387.42 The purported property address is: 966 FULLER RD, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 053-414-003 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sa le date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-16-706734-CL . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return o f the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916939-0772 Or Login to: http:// www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-16-706734-CL IDSPub #0128601 7/6/2017 7/13/2017 7/20/2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TITLE ORDER NO. 160025634 TRUSTEE SALE NO. 19606M ACCOUNT NO. 381-007

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A

LegaL Notices NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT DATED 01/04/2017. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08/03/2017 at 11:00AM, SUNRISE ASSESSMENT SERVICES, as the duly appointed Trustee pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment, Recorded on 01/06/2017, as Instrument # 2017000761 of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California, property owned by: DALE I. GUSTIN. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: In the breezeway at the entrance to the County General Services Building located at 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, all right, title and interest under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment in the property situated in said County, describing the land therein: APN: 012,261,007 THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO A 90 DAY RIGHT OF REDEMPTION. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2312 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, BRADLEY, CA 93426 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment, with interest thereon, as provided in said notice, advances, if any, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee, to-wit: $6,917.10 Estimated. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The claimant under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916) 939-0772, using the file number assigned to this case 19606M. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best

LegaL Notices way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE: THIS COMMUNICATION IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: 06/30/2017 SUNRISE ASSESSMENT SERVICES, 11707 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 202 Fair Oaks, CA 95628 Sale Information Line: (916) 9390772 or www.nationwideposting. com Tara Campbell, Asst. Vice President NPP0311701 To: NEW TIMES PUB: 07/13/2017, 07/20/2017, 07/27/2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. TS 41889 LN HAN TO 160021649.

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/17/2012. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. NOTICE: ALL AMERICAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE, AS TRUSTEE, WILL NOT ACCEPT THIRD PARTY ENDORSED CASHIER’S CHECKS. ALL CASHIER’S CHECKS MUST BE PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO ALL AMERICAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Roy Handelman, Duly Appointed Trustee: All American Foreclosure Service. Recorded 7/19/2012 as Instrument No. 2012039155 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California. Date of Sale: 7/20/2017 at 11:00 AM. Place of Sale: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Bldg. located at 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $507,881.85. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1539 Dale Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. A.P.N.: 091-054-027. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of the monies paid to the trustee and the successful bidder shall have no recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are

LegaL Notices encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (805) 543-7088 or visit this Internet Web site www. eloandata.com , using the file number assigned to this case 41889. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 6/20/2017. All American Foreclosure Service, 1363 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 5437088. Sheryle A. Machado, Certified Trustee Sale Officer June 29, July 6, & 13, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CV 0343

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Brian Solwick & Nadine Solwick For a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Brian Solwick; Nadine Solwick; Aidan Solwick; Cambria Solwick PROPOSED NAME: Brian Cheetah; Nadine Cheetah; Aidan Cheetah; Cambria Cheetah 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: 0810-2017 Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court 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: June 30, 2017 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera, Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CV-0320

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Kasey Steven Green for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Kasey Steven Green PROPOSED NAME: Kasey Steven Fox 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 pe-

LegaL Notices tition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 08/03/2017, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Room 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: June 15, 2017 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CV-0344

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Michael Richard Cummins for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Michael Richard Cummins PROPOSED NAME: Judge Mike Cummins 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: 08/17/2017, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Room 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: June 30, 2017 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27 & Aug 3 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CVP 0161

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Kathleen Elizabeth Steveson For a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Kathleen Elizabeth Steveson PROPOSED NAME: Kathleen Elizabeth Erwin 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: 0809-2017 Time: 9:00 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park St., 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: June 30, 2017 /s/: Rita Federman, Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2017

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LegaL Notices ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CVP-0157

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Ryder Monroe Pettis for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Ryder Monroe Pettis PROPOSED NAME: Ryder Monroe Swan 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: 08/09/2017, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court 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: June 27, 2017 /s/: Rita Federman of the Superior Court

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CASE NUMBER: 17CV-0341 To all interested persons: Petitioner: Kari M. Brown for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Isaak Francisco Henry Gomez Abney PROPOSED NAME: Isaak Henry Abney 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: 08/16/2017, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Room 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

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(March 21-April 19): It’s not your birthday, but I feel like you need to get presents. The astrological omens agree with me. In fact, they suggest you should show people this horoscope to motivate them to do the right thing and shower you with practical blessings. And why exactly do you need these rewards? Here’s one reason: Now is a pivotal moment in the development of your own ability to give the unique gifts you have to give. If you receive tangible demonstrations that your contributions are appreciated, you’ll be better able to rise to the next level of your generosity.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If I had more room here, I would offer an inspirational PowerPoint presentation designed just for you. In the beginning, I would seize your attention with an evocative image that my marketing department had determined would give you a visceral thrill. (Like maybe a Photoshopped image of you wearing a crown and holding a scepter.) In the next part, I would describe various wonderful and beautiful things about you. Then I’d tactfully describe an aspect of your life that’s underdeveloped and could use some work. I’d say, “I’d love for you to be more strategic in promoting your good ideas. I’d love for you to have a well-crafted master plan that will attract the contacts and resources necessary to lift your dream to the next level.”

(April 20-May 20): Other astrologers and fortune-tellers may enjoy scaring the hell out of you, but not me. My job is to keep you apprised of the ways that life aims to help you, educate you, and lead you out of your suffering. The truth is, Taurus, that if you look hard enough, there are always seemingly legitimate reasons to be afraid of pretty much everything. But that’s a stupid way to live, especially since there are also always legitimate reasons to be excited about pretty much everything. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to work on retraining yourself to make the latter approach your default tendency. I have rarely seen a better phase than now to replace chronic anxiety with shrewd hope. (May 21-June 20): At least for the short-range future, benign neglect can be an effective game plan for you. In other words, Gemini, allow inaction to do the job that can’t be accomplished through strenuous action. Stay put. Be patient and cagey and observant. Seek strength in silence and restraint. Let problems heal through the passage of time. Give yourself permission to watch and wait, to reserve judgment and withhold criticism. Why do I suggest this approach? Here’s a secret: Forces that are currently working in the dark and behind the scenes will generate the best possible outcome.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions,” wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson. “All life is an experiment.” I’d love to see you make that your operative strategy in the coming weeks, Cancerian. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, now is a favorable time to overthrow your habits, rebel against your certainties, and cruise through a series of freewheeling escapades that will change your mind in a hundred different ways. Do you love life enough to ask more questions than you’ve ever asked before?

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(July 23-Aug. 22): Thank you for contacting the Center for Epicurean Education. If you need advice on how to help your imagination lose its inhibitions, please press 1. If you’d like guidance on how to run wild in the woods or in the streets without losing your friends or your job, press 2. If you want to learn more about spiritual sex or sensual wisdom, press 3. If you’d like assistance in initiating a rowdy yet focused search for fresh inspiration, press 4. For information about dancing lessons or flying lessons or dancing-while-flying lessons, press 5. For advice on how to stop making so much sense, press 6.

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NEW FILE NO. 2017-1576 OLD FILE NO. 2014-1224 PISMO PICKERS ANTUQIES & COLLECTIBLES, 537 Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 06-02-2014. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Trenna Hill(1275 E. Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93442.) This business was conducted by an Individual./s/Trenna Hill. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-27-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By D. Chavez, Deputy Clerk. July 6, 13, 20 & 27 2017

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NEW FILE NO. 2017-1501 OLD FILE NO. 2017-0721 TAQUERIA 805,1276 Drake Circle, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 03-162017. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Todd Martincello and Tony Quintero(1276 Drake Circle, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405.) This business was conducted by a General Partnership./s/Tony Quintero. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-15-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By D. Chavez, Deputy Clerk. June 22, 29 & July 6, 13 2017

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Date: June 29, 2017 /s/: Charles S. Crandall of the Superior Court

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

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(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The cereus cactus grows in the deserts of the southwestern U.S. Most of the time it’s scraggly and brittle-looking. But one night of the year, in June or July, it blooms with a fragrant, trumpet-shaped flower. By dawn the creamy white petals close and start to wither. During that brief celebration, the plant’s main pollinator, the sphinx moth, has to discover the marvelous event and come to gather the cactus flower’s pollen. I suspect this scenario has metaphorical resemblances to a task you could benefit from carrying out in the days ahead. Be alert for a sudden, spectacular, and rare eruption of beauty that you can feed from and propagate.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I advise you against snorting cocaine, MDMA, heroin, or bath salts. But if you do, don’t lay out your lines of powder on a kitchen table or a baby’s diaperchanging counter in a public restroom. Places like those are not exactly sparkly clean, and you could end up propelling contaminants close to your brain. Please observe similar care with any other activity that involves altering your consciousness or changing the way you see the world. Do it in a nurturing location that ensures healthy results. P.S. The coming weeks will be a great time to expand your mind if you do it in all-natural ways such as through conversations with interesting people, travel to places that excite your awe, and encounters with provocative teachings.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In late 1811 and early 1812, parts of the mighty Mississippi River flowed backwards several times. Earthquakes were the cause. Now, more than two centuries later, you Sagittarians have a chance—maybe even a mandate—to accomplish a more modest rendition of what nature did way back then. Do you dare to shift the course of a great, flowing, vital force? I think you should at least consider it. In my opinion, that great, flowing, vital force could benefit from an adjustment that you have the wisdom and luck to understand and accomplish.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’re entering into the Uncanny Zone, Capricorn. During your brief journey through this alternate reality, the wind and the dew will be your teachers. Animals will provide special favors. You may experience true fantasies, like being able to sense people’s thoughts and hear the sound of leaves converting sunlight into nourishment. It’s possible you’ll feel the moon tugging at the waters of your body and glimpse visions of the best possible future. Will any of this be of practical use? Yes! More than you can imagine. And not in ways you can imagine yet.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This is one of those rare grace periods when you can slip into a smooth groove without worrying that it will degenerate into a repetitive rut. You’ll feel natural and comfortable as you attend to your duties, not blank or numb. You’ll be entertained and educated by exacting details, not bored by them. I conclude, therefore, that this will be an excellent time to lay the gritty foundation for expansive and productive adventures later this year. If you’ve been hoping to get an advantage over your competitors and diminish the negative influences of people who don’t empathize with you, now is the time.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “There is a direct correlation between playfulness and intelligence, since the most intelligent animals engage in the greatest amount of playful activities.” So reports the National Geographic. “The reason is simple: Intelligence is the capacity for learning, and to play is to learn.” I suggest you make these thoughts the centerpiece of your life in the coming weeks. You’re in a phase when you have an enhanced capacity to master new tricks. That’s fortunate, because you’re also in a phase when it’s especially crucial for you to learn new tricks. The best way to ensure it all unfolds with maximum grace is to play as much as possible. ∆

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