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The rise and fall of a local drug kingpin [10] BY CHRIS MCGUINNESS


Contents

August 3 – August 10, 2017 VOLUME 32, NUMBER 2

Editor’s note

This week cover Cocaine kingpin: a business tale ............................... 10

news Sheriff’s Office settles over inmate death ...........................9

opinion Keep the HBA on the hook for affordable housing ........... 16 The truth behind Measure B-17...... 16

arts GALLERY: Music through art at Studios ..................................30 PAINTING: Birds meet books at the library .......................32

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hat does it take to bust a drug ring? A lot of time and one silly little mistake, according to testimony from the June trial of Chase Hanson, who was the “CEO” of a cocaine ring that he ran out of a condo in Morro Bay. SLO County law enforcement said it was the biggest drug bust BREAKING in recent memory and made cocaine very hard BAD IN SLO Cocaine, guns, to find on the streets. In this week’s cover story, and a Bakersfield Staff Writer Chris McGuinness writes about connection is how one drugthe organization and what it took to bring dealing “CEO” built his Morro business to a screeching halt [10]. Bay mini-empire. This week, you can also read about a $5 million settlement between the Sheriff’s Office and the family of an inmate who died in custody [9] ; how music makes it into different mediums at Studios in Paso [30] ; what birds are doing at the library [32] ; and the newest local elixir to make your cocktail snazzy without the added sugar [46].

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Artifacts ....................... 30 Starkey......................... 34 Club Listings ................ 39 Split Screen................... 41 Reviews and Times ...... 41 Get Out! ....................... 44

opinion Hodin ............................ 16 This Modern World ....... 16 Letters .......................... 18 Street Talk..................... 18 Rhetoric & Reason ...... 20 Shredder ....................... 21

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hen Los Osos resident Malinda Rae saw President Donald Trump’s July 26 tweet announcing plans to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, her reaction was a mix of sadness and confusion. “I don’t understand what the big deal is,” she told New Times. “I don’t understand what people are afraid of.” Rae, a Vietnam-era veteran, served in the military at a time when transgender people, and the LGBTQ community in general, were forced to remain closeted in the armed forces. She watched as both society and the military evolved on the issue, from the “don’t ask don’t tell” era of the 1990s to the administration of former President Barack Obama, who removed many of the barriers preventing LGBTQ people, including transgender individuals, from serving openly in the military. “When Obama allowed it, at least there was some normalization,” Rae said. But the current administration’s attitude toward the issue, and trans rights in general, has been far harder to pin down. Despite campaign promises that he’d be a strong defender of the LGBTQ community, Trump drew ire when he suddenly announced via Twitter his plans to ban transgender individuals from military service. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail,” the president tweeted. Trump’s mercurial stance on LGBTQ issues has left many in the community, including Rae, uncertain of the future they face under the new administration. “It’s hard to predict what they are doing,” she said. In the wake of the president’s announcement, citizens, LGBTQ advocates, civil rights organizations, and others vocally opposed the change in policy. In San Luis Obispo, a group of

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SUPPORTING TRANS TROOPS Carroll Leslie of Los Osos joined a crowd rallying for the rights of transgender military service members and veterans outside the SLO County Veteran’s Memorial building on July 31.

residents and ministers gathered in front of the SLO County Veteran’s Memorial Building on July 31 to show support for transgender service members and vets. The small crowd lined the sidewalk with colorful flags, signs, and chants of “support our trans troops.” “We will not let them stand alone,” David Robinson, treasurer for Tranz Central Coast, told the group as they gathered around an antique artillery gun outside the building. “We will not.” Robinson is also a veteran, and served in the air force for 10 years. As a gay man, Robinson said he felt he had to hide that “1 percent” of himself when he served. He told those gathered at the rally that he couldn’t imagine having to hide “99 percent” of himself had he been transgender. “I think it’s important that they see we support them,” Robinson said. “We cannot be invisible.” But a tweet from the president doesn’t necessarily mean policy is imminent. A

statement from the Department of Defense indicated that the military wouldn’t enact the ban without a formal order from the president. “The Department of Defense is awaiting formal guidance from the White House as a follow-up to the commander-in-chief’s announcement on military service by transgender personnel,” a DOD statement read. “We will provide detailed guidance to the department in the near future for how this policy change will be implemented.” A week later, the DOD had yet to receive such orders. That’s unlikely to stop advocates like Robinson, Rae, and others from speaking out in opposition to it and in support of trans rights. “Most of us don’t want anything special. … We just want to be treated like any other person,” Rae said. “It’s not fighting for more than anybody else has.” ∆ —Chris McGuinness

Tensions spike after DA calls SLO’s rental inspection repeal ‘unlawful’

“[The city] took [the RHIP] out of existence,” county Assistant DA Lee Cunningham told New Times after the article was published. “The issue I saw was it fundamentally altered the question itself that was being put to voters.” The DA’s Office made the allegations in a June 13 letter responding to a criminal complaint filed by Kevin Rice, a Measure B-17 supporter and financer. Rice shared the letter with New Times on July 25. “Although it appears that the City Council unlawfully altered the initiative, I don’t believe their action was criminal,” the letter, signed by DA Dan Dow, read. “I see no evidence that the conduct of the City Council constituted willful neglect/refusal or intentional fraud.” New Times wasn’t the only party confused by the DA’s analysis. Rice said he thought the DA was addressing his complaint, which was about the language of the Measure B-17 ballot title and summary, not the City Council’s repeal of the inspection program.

New Times screwed up last week. In our July 27 news brief, “SLO ‘unlawfully altered’ special election ballot, county DA says,” we misstated the SLO County District Attorney’s Office’s critique of how the city of San Luis Obispo handled Measure B-17—the citizen initiative to repeal and replace the SLO Rental Housing Inspection Program (RHIP). New Times believed that the Distric Attourney’s (DA) allegations against the city— that it violated the state elections code—were about changes made to Measure B-17’s ballot title and summary. After reviewing email correspondence between the DA and the city Attorney’s Office, it became clear that those allegations actually concerned the SLO City Council’s vote to repeal the RHIP. The vote took place on March 21, after the city had received and certified the Measure B-17 initiative.

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The DA’s opinion also bewildered the city Attorney’s Office, setting off a fiery email exchange between the county and city offices. “The conclusion he reached was a little bit unbelievable to me,” City Attorney Christine Dietrick told New Times. “I truly read it, scratched my head and thought, ‘What?’” In an email to Cunningham, Dietrick chastised the DA’s Office for not making contact with the city during its investigation and called the assertions “unfounded based on facts.” Dietrick said that the City Council had the legislative authority to repeal the RHIP, which it adopted in 2015. She called the council’s decision “independent” and in a “different lane” than the Measure B-17 initiative. “We didn’t alter the ordinance that was put forth [in Measure B-17],” Dietrick said. “It’s word for word identical to the one they dropped off at the Clerk’s Office.” But Cunningham maintained that repealing the program undercut the part of the initiative that would repeal the RHIP. He cited elections code 9210, that a legislative body cannot “alter” a section of an initiative after it’s been filed. While Dietrick called for Cunningham to retract the contents of his letter, he stood by his analysis. “I still believe it was unlawful conduct,” Cunningham said. “At the very least, it violated the spirit of the law.” He added that the DA’s Office had “no desire to insert ourselves into the city of SLO’s politics.” “It was a private letter [to Rice],” he said. “It’s basically lawyers who have a different legal opinion, which happens all the time, every day.” Initiative proponent and local attorney Stew Jenkins told New Times that the DA’s letter affirmed his view of the city’s conduct. Jenkins has openly criticized the city for its handling of the initiative since it was filed on Feb. 16. “Mr. Cunningham did an independent investigation into election law and he reached the same conclusion I’d reached: The ballot had been manipulated by the city attorney and City Council to attempt to confuse the voters,” Jenkins said. Measure B-17 ballots are due back to the County Clerk’s Office by Aug. 22. The measure calls to repeal the RHIP and replace it with a “Non-Discrimination in Housing Ordinance.” The replacement ordinance has been widely criticized by community groups, from People’s SelfHelp Housing to the SLO Chamber of Commerce, for being vaguely-worded and potentially threatening to other city housing ordinances, including an affordable housing policy. —Peter Johnson

Embattled admin leaves South County sanitation district

After clashing with members of the public and some of his employees, South SLO County Sanitation District administrator Gerhardt Hubner announced he is leaving his post. According to a written statement released by the sanitation district, Hubner will leave his position effective Aug. 3. Until then, Hubner said he would work with an interim administrator to ensure a smooth transition. “I am very proud to have accomplished

VIEWER DISCRETION many of the goals and objectives I set out to complete since coming to the district over a year ago,” Hubner said in the district’s release. Hubner listed the settlement of a 2010 lawsuit brought against the district by the state’s Regional Water Quality Board and a memorandum of understanding with the city of Pismo Beach to conduct an environmental impact review for a regional groundwater sustainability project among those accomplishments. But his tenure was marred by bitter disputes over his management decisions, coming mostly from a group of South County residents who regularly appeared at the district’s board of directors meetings and called for his ouster. “I’m ecstatic about the announcement,” Patricia Price, a long-time critic of Hubner, told New Times. “I’m just so glad that he’s gone.” Price and others raised a number of concerns about Hubner decisions and management style, including criticizing his decision to place wastewater treatment plant Superintendent John Clemons and Secretary Amy Simpson on paid administrative leave in March. On July 31, Clemons declined to give New Times comment about Hubner’s resignation, but said he hadn’t been asked to return to the district yet. “I don’t expect anything to change in terms of our position,” Clemons said. The criticism against Hubner wasn’t limited to his management, and occasionally became personal. During a May meeting, Los Osos resident Jeff Edwards called him “illiterate” and a “white supremacist” during public comment. In a June interview with the New Times, Hubner said calls for his ouster were orchestrated by a small group of individuals and that he believed they were causing “unnecessary drama” within the district. Under the terms of his departure, Hubner will receive three months of severance pay: a total of $37,500 based on his base monthly pay. In exchange, Hubner waives his right to bring legal claims against the sanitation district. The package was a sore spot for Price. She believes that Hubner should not be allowed to leave with the severance pay. She placed the blame for the decision on the sanitation district’s board. “I’m disappointed they didn’t fire him with cause,” she said. “I’m not confident with the board at all.” The acrimony and arguments leading up to Hubner’s exit weren’t mentioned in the sanitation district’s announcement. “The district appreciates Mr. Hubner’s time, energy and insights as the District’s first full time administrator and wishes him well in his future pursuits,” board chairman John Shoals said in the district’s July 28 statement. —Chris McGuinness

Los Osos CSD closes in on land for dog park

Los Osos canine owners may finally get a park where they can let their dogs run wild.

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On Aug. 1, the Los Osos Community Services District’s (LOCSD) Parks and Recreation Committee reviewed a lease with SLO County that would establish a new dog park in the Los Osos Community Park at 2180 Palisades Ave. The caninespecific park would go on vacant land between tennis courts and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. “The community’s been super supportive of this. They want it,” said Jon-Erik Storm, president of the LOCSD. “We’ve piggybacked onto the county process.” Under the draft lease, the county would allow the LOCSD to use the land as a dog park at no cost but not assume any financial responsibility for constructing or maintaining the park. Storm indicated the district could use funds from its long-idle parks and recreation budget to pay for administrative costs related to the dog park and then ask a nonprofit to take over and finance the park materials, construction, and maintenance. Park maintenance is where residents Melanie Williams-Mahan and Susie Robertson hope to help. Williams-Mahan, president of the Los Osos Kiwanis Club and executive director of an equestrian therapy service, and Robertson, owner of Squeaks, Chirps, and Bubbles Pet and Feed Store, are mobilizing community members to start an organization that will help raise money for the park and maintain it after its up and running. “I’m really excited,” Williams-Mahan told New Times. “We will take over after the dog park is built with maintenance and that sort of thing.” Residents who want to get involved in the effort can contact Robertson at youcancallmesusie@gmail.com. “There’s a few of us but we need more,” Williams-Mahan said. She described the vision for the park as “low key.” “We don’t want a big footprint. But it’s going to be great for us. It’s going to be positive for the community,” she said. The LOCSD board of directors is set to vote on a final draft of the lease at its September meeting. —Peter Johnson

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County to expand availability of antioverdose drug

As the United States continues to struggle with an epidemic of opiaterelated addiction and death, SLO County will seek to expand the availability of a drug that helps prevent overdoses. At its upcoming Aug. 8 regular meeting, the county Board of Supervisors will consider accepting a $26,985 grant that will allow the county to provide hundreds of doses of Naloxone, a drug used to reverse opioid overdoses, in the form of a nasal spray. According to a report by SLO County Health Agency staff, the drug works almost immediately, has few known adverse side effects, and is not addictive. Under the terms of the grant, 686 doses of Naloxone nasal spray will be distributed to the nonprofit Access Support Network, which will give out the drug to at-risk individuals as part of the organization’s syringe exchange program. According to the county, the group will provide the doses to each individual who uses the exchange, as well as training on how to identify the signs of an overdose and how to use and administer the drug. “While most professional first responders and emergency departments are equipped with naloxone, emergency service providers may not arrive in time to revive overdose victims,” the county’s report stated. “Trained and equipped bystanders such as friends, family, and other non-health care providers and drug users themselves can effectively respond and reverse an opioid overdose.” The funds will come from the California Department of Health’s Safe and Active Communities grant program. In addition to the $26,985, the county would chip in $13,493 for the program. SLO County is just one of many communities battling opioid addiction and overdoses. In 2015, the county saw 36 opioid-related deaths and local hospitals experienced 640 opioid-related emergency room visits the pervious year. In response to the growing problem, the county formed a multi-agency Opioid Safety Coalition to study and provide strategies to tackle the opioid epidemic within SLO County. Δ —Chris McGuinness


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Holland’s legacy Inmate death leads to $5 million settlement as family calls for sheriff’s resignation

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haron Holland spoke quietly into a nest of microphones in the hope that her son might be remembered for more than the way he died. “Andrew was more than an inmate. He was more than a man that had a brain disease. He was bright and funny. He was a loving son,” she said. “He would give the shirt off his back to anyone, and he often did.” Sharon appeared with her husband Carty at a press conference in Atascadero on July 27, just hours after SLO County announced it had agreed to a $5 million settlement in connection with the death of the couple’s 36-year-old son Andrew in the SLO County Jail more than six months ago. Andrew Holland, a diagnosed schizophrenic, was found unresponsive in one of the jail’s observation cells on Jan. 22. He died less than an hour after he was released from a restraint chair,

where he’d been placed after correctional deputies witnessed him attempting to harm himself, according to a coroner’s report. Holland remained in the restraint chair for 46 hours prior his death, the report stated. Holland died from a clot in an artery in his right lung, and his death was ruled as “natural” by a medical examiner. The Holland family and their attorney disputed the findings, insisting that the blood clot was caused by Holland’s extended time in the chair. Holland’s death sparked public outcry and drew attention to several issues at the jail, including the treatment of mentally ill inmates, the use of the restraint chair, and the long waits many of the mentally ill inmates faced to get transferred to a county or state mental health facility. Holland himself had been waiting 12 days for a transfer at the time of his death. “The conditions that [Holland]

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SEEKING REFORM After receiving a $5 million settlement, the parents of deceased SLO County Jail inmate Andrew Holland said they plan to start a nonprofit organization and called the SLO County Sheriff to resign.

experienced in the last 48 hours of his life was horrific,” said Paula Canny, the attorney representing the Holland family. “People would be horrified if that [happened in] Guantanamo. This is San Luis Obispo County. This is Oprah’s happiest place in the world. When something this horrible happens here, something is terribly wrong.” The Hollands said they plan to use

‘No one else should ever have to die the way our son died.’ —Carty Holland, father of Andrew Holland

the money from the settlement with the county to create nonprofit organization called the Andrew Holland Foundation, which will work with mentally ill individuals in the criminal justice system and their families. Holland’s parents said they wanted to provide meaningful help and support, and advocate for change at the local, state, and even national levels. “No one else should ever have to die the way our son died,” Andrew’s father Carty said. In addition to the monetary settlement, the county also said it implemented a number of changes at the jail, including suspending the use of the restraint chair and updating its restraint policies. The county also said it had changed protocols at county Health Agency to ensure that its psychiatric health facility can “promptly” accept mentally ill inmates who are a danger to themselves, added dedicated supervision for the mentally and medically ill inmates, and increased communication between the county Health Agency and the SLO County Sheriff’s Office. “The Sheriff’s Office recognizes the tragedy of this situation and we are committed to working with the Health Agency to ensure something like this does on not happen again,” SLO County Sheriff Parkinson said in a

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m Yes, he should respect the wishes of the Holland family and resign now.

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m No, Parkinson should stay on and see that the necessary reforms are implemented

m Let him finish out his term and allow the voters to decide in 2018

Andrew’s mother Sharon shared a similar sentiment, indicating that county residents should vote Parkinson out of office should he fail to step down. “We need someone who knows and cares about more than political expediency,” she said. Following the press conference, Parkinson did not directly respond to the Holland family’s comments, but SLO County Counsel Rita Neal released the following statement: “Sheriff Parkinson is as saddened as anyone over the death of Andrew Holland,” Neal wrote. “He is focused and directing his energy to assure that changes and improvements continue to be made so that this type of incident doesn’t happen again.” If he chooses to run for another term, Parkinson will be up for reelection in 2018. As the Holland family attempts to move forward, the FBI is conducting an investigation into deaths at the jail. A spokesperson from the FBI’s Los Angeles field office confirmed that the bureau has an open civil rights investigation into the matter and that findings or violations would be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. That investigation began in spring of this year, according to the FBI. ∆

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m The deaths are regrettable and Parkinson should publicly apologize, but I don’t know if he deserves to get booted out.

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Mastermind The story behind one of the biggest cocaine busts in SLO County’s recent history BY CHRIS MCGUINNESS

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LO County Sheriff’s Deputy James Silverstein hit the lights and sirens. The car in front of him pulled to a stop near the desolate intersection of Highway 41 and Cripple Creek Road just outside of Creston on July 8, 2015. The vehicle’s registration was expired. At first, Silverstein didn’t notice anything suspicious, but then he saw what appeared to be a plastic bag containing a white, powdery residue in the center console. A further search of the car produced more. Inside an innocuouslooking Abercrombie & Fitch paper bag was one of the biggest narcotics hauls Silverstein had ever seen: Six bricks of uncut cocaine totaling nearly 3 kilograms, or more than 6.6 pounds. The car’s driver, Cayucos resident Alexander Allan Matarese, was arrested and booked into SLO County Jail. It wasn’t long until Dane James Bennett’s cell phone began to ring. “How old is he?” Chase Michael Hanson’s voice crackled over the line. Bennett replied quickly: “31.” “He’s in jail,” Hanson fired back. Bennett responded without pausing: “OK. I need to break my phone.” Until Matarese’s arrest, business had been thriving for the two men. Between January 2014 and August 2015, they ran a well-organized drug trafficking organization that imported and sold large quantities of cocaine in North SLO County. Hanson, a convicted felon and Morro Bay resident, was the elusive “CEO” of the drug ring. Bennett, another ex-con and recovering drug addict, was his manager, helping to coordinate its illegal operations. What happened that night marked the beginning of the organization’s downfall. Less than one month later, a cadre of local and federal law enforcement officials arrested Hanson, Bennett, and seven others in what officials claimed was one of the biggest drug busts in SLO County’s recent history. Nearly two years after his arrest, Bennett appeared in a SLO County courtroom, shackled and swathed in neon orange jail garb to testify against the 27-year-old Hanson. With a mop of dark hair and glasses, Bennett looked much younger than his 28 years. He said he felt relief when he

THE “BOSS” Prosecutors said Chase Michael Hanson, 27 of Morro Bay, was the elusive head of a local drug trafficking organization that brought kilograms of cocaine into SLO County before he was arrested in 2015. PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM

and the other members of the organization were finally cuffed and taken into custody in August 2015. “If we all get arrested, it would be safer than owing [Hanson],” he told the jury.

Southward bound

A long time SLO County resident, Bennett was addicted to cocaine and opioid painkillers when he was arrested for domestic violence in 2012. After serving three months in jail, Bennett left California and moved north to Washington, opting to complete a drug treatment program and attempt to rebuild his life. He kept out of trouble and even landed a job working at a local Home Depot. But that all changed in 2013 when he got a phone call from an old acquaintance, Hanson. According to Bennett, the two crossed paths about eight months prior to his arrest, when Bennett began dealing cocaine at Hanson’s request. “He came over to my house and asked me if I wanted to sell drugs for him,” Bennett said. Hanson called in 2013 to offer Bennett a similar proposition. But the offer wasn’t a request. It was a demand, according to Bennett. Hanson had been involved in Bennett’s domestic violence case, accused of brandishing a gun (it turned out to be a fake) at Bennett’s girlfriend. Hanson MOVING WEIGHT Law enforcement recovered an estimated 3 kilograms of cocaine during a July 2015 traffic stop of one of the drug ring’s drivers.

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was never convicted, but claimed that he had to spend $10,000 on a lawyer. Hanson wanted that $10,000 back from Bennett. “I owed Hanson a lot of money. I couldn’t pay him back,” Bennett said. Hanson’s solution was simple. Bennett could pay off what he owed by coming back to California and helping him sell drugs once again. Bennett didn’t believe that he actually owed Hanson the money, but he didn’t argue either. He’d heard stories about Hanson—how he could “find people,” how he could get angry and volatile when things went wrong. He’d seen the firearms Hanson kept around his home. “You don’t go against him,” Bennett explained. Bennett quit his job, sold his car for $1,400, and bought a ticket back to California. He waited three months to finish out his rehab program and then hopped on a plane. Bennett told his family that he was working at another Home Depot in California. In reality, the trip marked the beginning of his involvement in managing a sophisticated and well-organized drug trafficking operation at Hanson’s direction. To hear Bennett tell it, the choice wasn’t a choice at all. “What am I going to say? ‘No?’” he said.

Building a ‘business’

Before Bennet had his turn to testify at Hanson’s July 2017 trial, Kenneth Michael Gunn took the stand. During his testimony, Gunn, a DEA agent who worked with the SLO County Sheriff’s Office and an alphabet soup of other local and federal agencies on the case, gave the jury a crash course in the history of cocaine trafficking. It started in the 1970s, when individual “cowboys” began importing the party drug into the states, followed by the rise of drug kingpins like Pablo Escobar and his Medellín Cartel that piggybacked on the subsequent coke boom in the U.S. in the 1980s. At that time, the powerful Colombian cartels and others like them would pay cash to have criminal organizations in Mexico smuggle massive amounts of cocaine across the border into the U.S. Eventually, those organizations began asking for


the drug as payment instead. As the DEA and other law enforcement agencies began cracking down on the larger cartels in 1990s, Gunn said the drug trafficking landscape became more splintered. Mexican organizations rose to fill the vacuum, moving loads of cocaine to enterprising criminals and dealers in America looking to make—as Gunn put it— “supplemental income.” He compared the current supply chain of cocaine operations to a fastfood hamburger franchise. Hanson’s attorney, Jeffry Radding, described it as similar to another “side hustle” the jurors might be familiar with. “It sounds like what you are describing is the sharing economy, Radding said. “It’s like an Uber driver.” According to Gunn and other law enforcement officials who worked on the case, Hanson’s drug trafficking organization was one of these enterprising “start ups,” well-organized with the clear hierarchy. At its top was Hanson, who ran the operation from a condo on Napa Avenue in Morro Bay, less than half a mile from the city’s police station. According to prosecutors, Bennett developed a connection in Bakersfield who was willing to sell him kilos of unadulterated or “uncut” cocaine. In order to get the drugs from his Bakersfield connection, Hanson reportedly organized an operation that allowed him to transport, cut, package, and distribute the cocaine locally. “You’re on your way to making a lot of money,” Hanson told Bennett during one of many phone conversations between the two recorded by law enforcement. Bennett was Hanson’s right hand, known within the organization as the “manager.” Other employees of the organization included Alexander John Getzbouchillon, also known as the “holder” who would store the drugs at his home for distribution to dealers. Another member dubbed the “scientist,” provided guidance and advice on the quality of the cocaine, reportedly coming up with the idea to use caffeine and popular powdered bodybuilding supplement inositol to “step on” the drug. This enabled the group to turn a single kilo of uncut cocaine into two, keeping the product’s quality while allowing them to make more money off street-level sales. Further down in the pecking order were drivers like Matarese and low-level dealers like Jason Vidal Sianez. In total, law enforcement identified nine individuals, including Hanson, as members of the drug ring. “This was their business,” SLO County Prosecutor Kristy Imel told jurors in her closing statement. “To make money.” While Hanson may have been in charge, he worked hard to stay out of the limelight. During his testimony, Bennett said he was the one who conducted most of the organization’s day-to-day operations, communicating and coordinating pickups and drop offs with drivers and other tasks. “I was basically taking care of everybody without [Hanson] having to do it,” Bennett said. In fact, most of the members of the organization never saw or spoke to Hanson, primarily dealing with Bennett instead. In another recorded conversation, Hanson indicated that was exactly how he preferred things. “He doesn’t know me,” Hanson said, referring to one of the organization’s drivers. “He doesn’t know my name. He doesn’t know my face. He knows nothing.” To keep their operation secret from law enforcement, Bennett said the group burned through HARDWARE Investigators recovered seven firearms, including this custom-painted AK-47, in connection with the cocaine trafficking case. PHOTO COURTESY OF SLO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

A BOOMING BUSINESS Investigators believed that a local drug ring was responsible for importing large amounts of cocaine into SLO County for sale. PHOTO COURTESY OF SLO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

hundreds of pre-paid cell phones and hired drivers with clean records. Hanson spent at least $5,000 on a specially encrypted cell phone, which he sent Bennett to pick up from Los Angeles. “Some guy opened the door in his pajamas and handed me a phone in a gun case,” Bennett said in court. But just because Hanson wanted to stay out of the picture didn’t mean he was aloof when it came to how his business was run. Testimony, evidence, and the recorded phone calls showed that he took an active role in operating the organization through Bennett. Several of the phone calls feature Hanson giving specific directions to Bennett, asking for detailed information about how much dealers were selling or asking about the status of deliveries. Bennett said he ran all big decisions by Hanson, who would also offer him advice on how to manage the operation. One recorded call featured Hanson chiding Bennett over how best to handle a dealer who’d been having cash flow problems. “These are managerial problems you gotta take care of yourself,” Hanson told him. “You gotta find a solution to the problem.” Such pep talks weren’t simply friendly advice, Bennett said. Keeping his boss happy meant his job remained secure. “[Hanson] used to threaten THE “MANAGER” Dane Michael Bennett, 28, me and say, coordinated the drug ring’s ‘I have three activities at Hanson’s more like you,’” request. He claims that Bennett said. Hanson made him a It wasn’t the “pawn”, keeping him only time Bennett in the organization claimed that with threats and Hanson made intimidation. what he believed were threatening comments. His testimony and multiple recorded phone calls revealed a dark side to the selfproclaimed “businessman,” hinting at what he might have been willing to do in order to keep a firm grip on his budding drug empire.

of stealing $6,000 from a package of money sent to Bakersfield. Hanson, in a dark suit with close-cropped hair, sat stoically in the courtroom as he listened to himself ask Bennett if he knew any remote places to meet the driver. “I’m about to whack this fucking fool,” Hanson’s voice said, coming out of the speaker. In yet another call, Hanson told Bennett that a member of the organization has been “running his mouth” and talking about the organization being “connected to a cartel.” “Let him know that our hands stretch a very long way,” he told Bennett. Bennett took Hanson’s words seriously and claimed that he had been on the receiving end of comments that made him fear for his safety. After moving to California, Bennett lived with Hanson in the condo on Napa Avenue. During his time there, Bennett claimed, Hanson dropped cryptic, veiled threats, randomly calling out Bennett’s social security number or the home address of his grandmother in a mocking tone, information Bennett said he never gave him. In another incident, Bennett said he was smoking a cigarette outside on the patio when he saw Hanson pointing a loaded AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at him from a window. Bennett claimed Hanson laughed about the incident and later told him “you won’t be scared of anything now.” Both Bennett and Hanson were already convicted felons, barred from owning or possessing firearms, yet guns were a constant presence at the condo. Bennett testified that he’d seen several guns pass through the home. In one instance, Bennett said Hanson showed him an AK-47 rifle in the back seat of his black Range Rover. In another, he claimed he saw a rifle that someone had given up in order pay back a drug debt. “Someone owed us money,” Bennett said. “That was

‘I’m about to whack this fucking fool’

“I just grabbed your boy,” Bennett told Hanson over the phone. “I’m on my way.” He made the call from Oakland, where he’d driven on Hanson’s orders to meet a man he’d never met before. Bennett described the man as a 6-foot tall black male with tattoos on his face. He never learned the man’s name. His job was simply to drive the man to Sacramento, where they were supposed to pay a visit to someone who owed Hanson a drug debt. The man’s payment for acting as Hanson’s muscle? One ounce of cocaine. Hanson wanted a message delivered. “He’s gonna know what’s up when you guys are there,” Hanson told Bennett. “If he doesn’t make something happen, it’s gonna be triggermen next time.” The recorded call was just one of many that prosecutors played for jurors at Hanson’s trial, and it wasn’t the only one that featured the supposed mastermind making threats of violence. Such threats weren’t just reserved for people outside the organization either. In another call, Hanson’s alleged temper flared as he spoke to Bennett about a driver suspected

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$800 off his debt.” According to court documents, law enforcement recovered a total of seven guns at various locations associated with Hanson’s drug trafficking operation. Between the weapons and Hanson’s comments, Bennett said he disliked staying in the condo and would often go to his girlfriend’s residence or rent a hotel room to get away from what he called a “stressful” atmosphere. Despite his fear, Bennett testified that he couldn’t leave the organization, fearing repercussions. “I could not get out of the game. That’s what Hanson told me,” he said. “I was stuck.” Still, Bennett admitted under cross examination that Hanson never directly threatened him, and prosecutors submitted no evidence that Hanson ever made good on any of his physical threats, raising the COCAINE continued page 12

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COCAINE from page 11 BUSTED The drug trafficking operation was broken up after a nine-month investigation that included investigators from the SLO County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Homeland Security, and DEA.

question about whether such talk was merely bragging. SLO County Sheriff ’s Detective Jason Nadal, who led the department’s investigation of the drug ring, said he was unsure of just how far Hanson might be willing to go. “Things like that could go either way,” Nadal told New Times. “It could be talk. It could be [Hanson] wanting to keep his image going.” But Nadal also noted that such talk had the potential to spiral into real violence. He said that the Oakland man Hanson hired to collect the drug debt was a former enforcer for a bookie, and would likely be willing to use force to carry out orders. “So now Hanson has set up this deal, and who knows how violent it could have gotten, whether he wanted it to or not,” Nadal said. The characterization of Hanson as the volatile, violent mastermind of the drug operation comes mostly from Bennett’s testimony. But just how trustworthy was the “manager” who claimed to be coerced into participating in a criminal enterprise out of fear for his own life while literally living under the roof of the very man he claimed to be afraid of?

Bros for life?

It was October 2014, nearly 10 months since Bennett flew out to California to assume his role in Hanson’s cocaine operation, and the two men were more than 2,300 miles away from the Napa Avenue condo. Fearing that law enforcement may have been onto their operation and that SLO County was too “hot,” Hanson procured a house in Oaxaca, Mexico, a city about five hours south of Mexico City. Bennett was invited along on the trip, during which the two rarely ventured outside, only leaving the home to eat meals. Mexico was just one stop on the trip, which appeared to morph from an attempt to lay low from U.S. lawmen into a jet-setting vacation of sorts. From Oaxaca, the two traveled to Florida, where they passed the time walking and drinking on the beach. After that, they hopped on a cruise ship headed for the Bahamas. Bennett claimed that he had a “good time” on the cruise, despite the fact that his traveling partner was the same man who allegedly pointed an assault rifle at him and laughed about it. It was just that type of contradiction that Jeffry Radding, Hanson’s defense lawyer, was looking to expose to the jury during his client’s 2017 trial. After the prosecution spent nearly 10 days parading witnesses and a mountain of evidence against Hanson before resting its case, Radding presented just a few pieces of evidence. One was a crude drawing found after law enforcement finally raided the Napa Street condo in August of 2015. The drawing showed two stick figures. One was labeled “Chase” and the other “me.” Above them were the words “bros for life.” The drawing represented the crux of Radding’s argument. He wasn’t trying to prove that Hanson’s not guilty of trafficking cocaine. He was pushing back on the image that Bennett laid out about Hanson, trying to cast doubt on the former manager’s claims that he was forced into his role in the drug trafficking operation. “This is a chance to set the record straight,” Radding told the jury in his closing argument. “Dane Bennett is no victim.” Hanson did not take the stand to testify. Radding argued that Bennett was actually friendly with Hanson, acting as more of a willing partner than a terrified lackey who was in over his head. While cross examining Bennett, Radding pointed out that in addition to the trips to Mexico, Florida, and the Bahamas, the two attended an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. They also frequently went out to eat dinner and talk business at local restaurants. Despite Hanson’s desire to keep a low profile, law enforcement said he frequented local bars and card rooms, spending as much as $500 a week on alcohol at one establishment. Radding also noted that Hanson had been more than happy to help Bennett out when he needed it, paying for some of his rent at the Napa Avenue condo and even helping him buy a car. Radding argued that Bennett could have left the Napa Street address at any time. He could have gone to the police, or he could have simply told Hanson “no” during

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those early calls when he was still in Washington. Those facts, Radding claimed, add up to a starkly different situation than the one Bennett proffered. “The primary explanation is that he wanted to come down and sell drugs and make money,” Radding said. “Dane Bennett is responsible for his conduct. He knew what he was going to do.” The theme of Bennett as an unwilling accomplice, Radding said, began in an interview room shortly after Bennett was arrested. One of the first interviews with Bennett was conducted by SLO narcotics detective Nadal, who Radding said almost immediately expressed his belief that the so-called “manager” was a victim of Hanson’s. Radding argued that Bennett, who repeatedly communicated concerns over the amount of jail time he’d do during the interview, was all too willing to play the part the detective set out for him. “He delivered a theme and [Bennett] picked up on it,” Radding said. “[Nadal] had no idea what was inside of Dane Bennett.” If that was the case, then Bennett got what he wanted. In exchange for his cooperation and testimony against Hanson, Bennett secured a plea deal. In an interview with New Times, Nadal defended his characterization of Bennett. Like other investigators in the case, Nadal spent hours listening to the recorded conversations between the two men. Based on what he heard, the relationship between the two was far more exploitative than Radding would have the jury believe. “Don’t get me wrong, Bennett was a drug dealer. He was selling drugs,” Nadal said. “He knew what he was doing, but I think Hanson took advantage of his weakness. I don’t want to say he manipulated him, but he took advantage of him.” Bennett described his relationship with Hanson as a complex one that would oscillate between hot and cold, with things between them going smoothly but turning when Hanson would do or say threatening things to him. “Sometimes we were on good terms and I considered him a friend,” Bennett said. “But I was always, always scared of him.” Whatever the status of the personal relationship between Hanson and Bennett was, it was clear that the path to facing each other in a SLO County courtroom began with Materese’s arrest.

Busted

In July 2015 things were going well for the drug trafficking

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organization. Drivers were making between $50 and $200 a trip to transport the group’s cocaine. Bennett paid off his $10,000 debt and was making $5,000 to $10,000 a month managing the drug ring. Things were going so well that Hanson was reportedly looking to grow the business. They had already dabbled in dealing ecstasy, another party drug, and even marijuana, though Hanson eventually abandoned weed because it wasn’t giving him an acceptable financial return. “[Cocaine] was our main thing,” Bennett said. “The weed was just an offshoot for us to try out.” Hanson was attempting to expand. He ordered more of the product and even bought a 12ton industrial press, which could be used to create large bricks of cocaine similar to those he was already buying from his supplier in Kern County. According to prosecutor Imel, Hanson was looking to move up in the drug world. “He wanted to be just like his Bakersfield connection.” Imel said in her closing argument at the trial. “He wanted to make kilos of cocaine,” But dreams of playing in the big leagues of drug dealing began to fade after Matarese’s July 8 bust. The arrest occurred as Matarese was on his way back from picking up cocaine in Bakersfield. He was supposed to check in with Bennett by phone or text every half hour or hour. When he failed to do so, Bennett quickly guessed what had happened to him. “I’m gonna call the big homies,” Bennett told the group’s holder, Getzbouchillon, in a phone call made in the hours after Matarese’s arrest. “If he got pulled over, he’s fucked.” “If he does talk, he’s dead,” Getzbouchillon replied. Matarese’s bust sparked a flurry of phone calls within the organization. Losing the cocaine not only meant the group couldn’t profit from its sale, but put members like Bennett, and Hanson himself, in a dangerous position. According to DEA Agent Gunn, drugs are often furnished by suppliers on consignment, with buyers paying the money back as they sell the drugs. With 3 kilos missing, someone would have to take responsibility for paying back what was owed for the lost product. As the “manager” in charge of coordinating the deliveries, Bennett testified that he knew that the responsibility would likely fall on him, meaning he would be in debt yet again to Hanson. “That means I owe Hanson a lot of money, and that scared me,” Bennett said. He considered resorting to desperate measures to pay back what was owed for the loss of the cocaine, including robbing a local dealer of 20 pounds of marijuana to cover it. Gunn listened to the call and was surprised to hear talk of committing a violent robbery coming from members of Hanson’s organization. “I thought it was more of a business-oriented group,” Gunn testified. The reason Gunn, Nadal, and nearly every other law enforcement officer working on the case knew what was happening within Hanson’s organization was simple: They’d been watching and listening to the drug ring members for at least nine months as part of an extensive, multi-agency operation tasked with the goal of bringing them to justice. The investigation DEADLY FIREPOWER This AR-15-style rifle was one of several guns reportedly kept by the drug trafficking organization. PHOTO COURTESY OF SLO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE


was lead by the SLO County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the DEA, the California Highway Patrol, and even the Department of Homeland Security. They’d all been surveilling the group’s activities, listening in on their conversations via wiretaps on their phones. The long hours spent listening to the members talk to one another allowed investigators like Nadal to get a detailed look at how the organization operated. Nadal said a local narcotics officer who had previous dealings with Hanson (who was also convicted of felony drug possession in 2012) first put the Sheriff’s Office on to the suspected drug ring. The office started investigating in November 2014 and got permission to set up the wiretap the following May. Through the surveillance and monitored calls, investigators learned the true scope of Hanson’s operation and were shocked by the amount of drugs it was moving through the county. “I didn’t know that [Hanson] was doing that kind of volume,” Nadal said. “I was actually surprised.” The traffic stop that nabbed Matarese and his 3 kilos was no accident. Investigators listened to conversations about the delivery and planned to pull the vehicle over with Deputy Silverstein’s help. Nadal said that busting Matarese was a judgment call, based in part on keeping the large load of drugs he was carrying out of the county. “What does that do to our county? Who is it going to go to? What damage will it create?” Nadal said. “I can probably say that [county Sheriff Ian Parkinson] does not want 3 kilos of cocaine in his county.” Matarese’s bust was also an attempt by law enforcement to “tickle the wire” and prompt some kind of reaction from Hanson or the other members of the organization. While some criminals shut down their operations after such a blow, Hanson did no such thing. His people continued to peddle coke in the weeks before they were arrested en masse and shut down for good.

Takedown day

As law enforcement geared up for “takedown day,” Hanson continued to operate despite growing worries that the police were on to him. After Matarese’s arrest, surveillance witnessed at least one member of the organization handing off 2 ounces of cocaine in the parking lot of McDonald’s in Atascadero. Bennett testified that they waited only two weeks after the arrest before resuming operations. “We could have [arrested Matarese] and they could have shut down business and we would have been done,” Nadal said. “But they didn’t.” Meanwhile, Bennett was thinking of making a run for it. Between the paranoia that the law was onto their operation and his newly acquired drug debt to Hanson, Bennett decided the day to do it would be Aug. 10, 2015, when Hanson was supposed to be out of the country. But he never got the chance. On Aug. 5, 2015, investigators finally felt they had what they needed to bring in Hanson and his associates. Bennett was alone at the condo when sheriff’s deputies in SWAT gear raided the home to arrest him and serve a search warrant. They turned up a .357 Magnum handgun with ammo, bags of powdered inositol and caffeine, multiple cell phones and scales, and even a digital money counting machine. In the garage, they discovered the 12-ton press, leading them to believe the cocaine was processed and cut at the address. Napa Avenue wasn’t the only address that law enforcement hit. At Getzbouchillon’s home, they found roughly a kilogram of cocaine and an improvised “kit” stuffed into a suitcase, which included gloves, heat

lamps, and a handwritten, 17-step recipe for cutting cocaine. Another kilogram was recovered from Sawyer Scott Sackett, who’d taken over as a driver after Matarese’s arrest. Investigators also found cocaine in varying amounts from search warrants served on drug ring members Joseph Arch Messineo, Johnnie James Medina Jr., and Jonathan David Byham. One the biggest evidentiary hauls from the sweep wasn’t found on Napa Street or any of the various apartments and homes of the drug ring members. Instead it was found at the Paso Robles home of Hanson’s grandparents. In a locked shed on the property, investigators recovered six “long guns” including a shotgun, two single shot rifles, two AK-47s, and an AR15-style semi-automatic rifle. In addition to the firearms, the shed contained multiple extended-round magazines, which are illegal to possess in California. “The only people who should have those are law enforcement and the military, not a drug trafficking organization,” SLO County IN PLAIN SIGHT Investigators said Chase Hanson ran his drug trafficking ring from a condominium on Napa Avenue in Morro Bay, located less than a mile from the city’s police station.

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prosecutor Imel told the jurors during the trial. In addition to the weapons, the shed also held approximately 115 grams of MDMA, more than 1,000 individual doses. Imel believed that Hanson moved the guns and drugs to his grandfather’s shed some time after Matarese was arrested. During emotional testimony, Hanson’s grandfather said he had no idea what was in the shed. In five raids conducted between Aug. 5 and 7, law enforcement arrested nine members of the operation, including Bennett, Getzbouchillion, Medina, Messineo, and, of course, Hanson. Their mug shots graced a large poster displayed at an Aug. 11, 2015 press conference. Local news cameras rolled as Sheriff Parkinson, SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow, and other law enforcement officials proudly stood in front of tables piled with nearly five kilograms, or 11 pounds, of cocaine and the seven firearms recovered as part of the operation. For Nadal, takedown day was a relief. It marked the end of one of the most challenging and involved cases he’d worked in his career. “It was a lot of work, a lot of hours, and a lot of staying up late,” Nadal said. “Fortunately for me, I had a lot of people with a lot of knowledge and experience working these kinds of cases surrounding me.” Shutting down Hanson and the other members of the drug ring had a noticeable impact on the street. “I believe that the majority of the cocaine that was being brought into the county was by [Hanson’s] organization,” he said. “In our line of business we have

informants that we talk to. ... I had at least one of these tell me that since that organization was taken down, cocaine was nearly impossible to find in SLO County.”

Doing time Hanson watched as Prosecutor Imel literally stacked up the evidence against him. As she made her closing arguments, Imel stood next to a rolling cart piled high with bricks and bags of cocaine. The revolver recovered at the Napa Avenue condo rested on top of it. Rifles, ammo, and illegal extended magazines lay in long white boxes stacked against the courtroom’s walls. The hulking 12-ton press loomed behind the table where he sat with his attorney. These were just some of the 295 individual pieces of evidence Imel presented during the trial. Imel believed all of it pointed to one conclusion: That Hanson was the kingpin of one of the county’s biggest cocaine trafficking organizations. “How does it always start? It starts with Hanson,” Imel said. “Everyone else was his pawn or a sheep.” On June 22, 2017 after a two-week long trial, the jury found Hanson guilty of nine of the 10 felony counts prosecutors charged him with, including conspiracy, drug trafficking, possessing firearms while being a convicted felon, and others. Bennett received a split eight-year sentence, and will serve five years in SLO County Jail and three years of mandatory post-release supervision in exchange for his testimony against Hanson. Several other members arrested as part of the bust also hammered out plea agreements. Sentences ranged from two to five years of jail time for some to probation or all-out dismissal for others. At a July 19 hearing, Hanson, shackled and wearing his own bright orange prison jumpsuit, was sentenced to 18 years in state prison. “He was basically the mastermind behind all this,” said SLO County Judge Hugh Mullin III. After Mullin handed down the sentence, Hanson’s parents and a few other supporters in attendance watched as he shook hands with his attorney before being lead out of the courtroom. The chances of him serving the full 18 years is unlikely. Because Hanson’s crimes are considered “non-violent,” he could be granted an early parole under the voter-approved Proposition 57, which passed in November. Under the auspices of the new law aimed at reducing overcrowding in state prisons, Hanson could be eligible for parole after serving just five years, or less than 30 percent of his sentence. “It’s only one of the tragedies of Prop. 57,” Assistant SLO County DA Lee Cunningham wrote in an email to New Times. But before the judge could even read his sentence, Imel revealed that the entrepreneurial spirit that landed Hanson in prision might not be totally gone. Hanson had been talking on the phone, again, and law enforcement had been listening, again. In a recorded phone conversation intercepted by the SLO County Jail, Imel said Hanson was heard trying to “give away” his A MOUNTAIN OF EVIDENCE This handgun was just one of nearly 300 pieces of evidence used to prosecute Chase Michael Hanson, the mastermind behind a sophisticated and well organized cocaine trafficking operation in SLO County. PHOTO COURTESY OF SLO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

business to someone else while he served his time. The move echoed another one of Hanson’s comments spoken over a crackling phone line, to Bennett: “I’m a fuckin’ business man, bro.” ∆ Staff Writer Chris McGuinness can be reached at cmcguinness@newtimesslo.com or on Twitter @CWMcGuinness

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BY ERICA HUDSON

Felines and flexibility I t’s clear that yoga is a thriving practice in San Luis Obispo. With more than 10 studios in the city, there are plenty of options to choose from, but how many of them come with cats in the room? At Woods Humane Society, yogis and cat lovers can join together to stretch, relax, and enjoy the company of some friendly felines. On July 2, Woods hosted the first of its new Cat Yoga class series. Inspiration sparked for the nonprofit shelter when staff members attended a yoga class together and the instructor suggested that a cat yoga program be brought to Woods. Each session gives attendees the opportunity to unwind from their week

and do something healthy while giving cats some needed love and attention. “We just started this, and so far it’s created a lot of buzz on social media. People are really engaged in it. You can come out and help enrich the daily lives of the felines while you’re enriching your own life with yoga,” said Steve Kragenbrink, community programs director. If you’re not a cat lover, this class may give you a newfound appreciation for them. Their pats, meows and purrs truly help facilitate the positive energy needed to engage in yoga. The practice teaches us to be present with the moment, to nurture our bodies, and let thoughts pass

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through our minds without judgment. As our thoughts can be unpredictable, so are cats. A few will paw at your yoga mat, some will just slink on by as you descend into downward-facing ... cat. Others will simply observe. No matter their fancy, cats simply put the room at ease. “Every time I talk to somebody about it, they just light up. Because it’s such a unique experience. If you’re going to do yoga, you might as well have fun doing it, and do it with some cats,” Kragenbrink said. Classes are held in Woods University, the dog training facility at the back of the shelter. The room is filled with toys and treats to help coax a cat your way between poses. Classes start on Sundays at 10:30 a.m and run for 90 minutes. Certified yoga instructors lead each class and all levels of experience with yoga are welcome. Each class is $20, and those who are interested are encouraged to sign up online beforehand, bring a yoga mat, some water, and a friend. What better way to spend your Sunday morning than supporting Woods with a friend and some kitties? There are few things that I’ve found more soothing than ending my yoga practice in savasana to the tune of cats purring. “What we are trying to do here at Woods is create an animal care community in San Luis Obispo. We’re providing an opportunity for people to

come out and enjoy a yoga class with the cats at the shelter, promote adoptions, and open the shelter to people that haven’t visited us before,” Kragenbrink said. All of the cats in the classes are waiting to be taken home, so if there’s one that calls to you, consider giving it a forever home to watch you do yoga in.

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Who will speak up for the working poor?

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ou may be wondering why, in the midst of the worst housing crisis in state history, our local Home Builders Association (HBA) has decided to lobby its three beneficiaries on the Board of Supervisors to scrap the county’s inclusionary housing ordinance (IHO), as reported last week in the New Times (“Homebuilders Association to oppose county’s affordable housing policy”). If you concluded it’s simply a shabby, cynical political calculation, you’d be correct. If you concluded HBA members are simply seeking to get what they pay for (in large campaign checks of $5,000 each), you’d also be correct. While it is true that most homebuilders generally dislike this ordinance that requires them to include affordable units in their projects or pay a fee to be used for such projects, it is also true that it works. Even the relatively small sum of fees collected in the county have been combined to fund necessary projects in a few of our cities and towns. What is not true is that our ordinance drives up the cost of home prices. Our fees continue to remain frozen at year two in this ninth year of the program. Last year was the first year the fees went up, thankfully, due to Frank Mecham joining Bruce Gibson and me in supporting this. During the recession, the Board of Supervisors, sensitive the industry’s struggle, agreed to a fee freeze in

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exchange for the HBA’s public promise to support the commensurate increase once the economy improved. Not only has the HBA broken its promise, but it is now going for broke with a board ruled by a majority that has yet to disappoint its campaign donors. Well aware that John Peschong is no Frank Mecham (Frank cared about governing and was willing to compromise) and that he’s now ensconced among two other supervisors who only occasionally impersonate reasonable people, the Home Builders Association sees this as its best chance to kill one of the few mechanisms we have to fund affordable housing. And it knows it can rely on that seething respirator of hot air, COLAB’s Mike Brown, to keep his trio of supplicants tending to the whims of the wealthiest donors. To show how far our local politics have regressed, it’s worth noting that the inclusionary housing ordinance was adopted in 2008 by a board including three Republicans in its majority. But those now seem like the good old days, when, regardless of party, some elected supervisors could still be counted on to put the community’s needs above their own political self-interest. When important policies were still debated and developed without a blind allegiance to campaign patrons. When rolling back programs that affect those with the least money and clout hadn’t yet become essential to the agenda of those with the most power. That’s where the Home Builders Association comes in. The HBA POOR continued page 18

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nce again lawsuit-loving lawyer Stew Jenkins, along with his sidekick, Kevin P. Rice, are using fear, innuendo, and outright lies to distract voters from the real truth about Measure B-17: It is a disaster for San Luis Obispo because it is totally unclear what the legal ramifications would be. Mr. Jenkins’ statements in the July 27 New Times opinion piece “Equal Dignity” were cleverly calculated to mislead voters and scare them into making a decision that is opposed by every responsible person having anything to do with improving the rental and housing situation in our city. Mr. Rice admitted in the open public hearings held this past spring that the measure, as written by the proponents, had major flaws and was legally unclear. Proponents have never offered any actual legally supported argument that counteracts that conclusion. Mr. Rice pressured the council via open testimony, emails, and a radio show to fix the language—but he’d already turned in the ballots so it was too late to fix their own mess. Here’s the reality behind the statements made by Mr. Jenkins in his opinion piece: False Jenkins talking point No. 1: He says that the council is essentially going to enact a new version of the Rental Housing Inspection Program (RHIP) this

fall. This is utter nonsense. First, another RHIP-type law would simply be political suicide—we’ve already seen what happened in the mayor’s race last fall with the defeat of incumbent Mayor Jan Marx, largely because of her stand on the RHIP. The RHIP had mandatory inside-thehouse inspections—that’s what people hated and that is gone forever. The people have asked for help in educating landlords about safe and healthy rental requirements and for help in educating renters on how to fight slum living conditions, and I for one have zero interest in bringing anything forward ever again that is not supported by a large majority of the SLO voters. The other four council members were always 100 percent against the RHIP anyway— why would they want to bring something like it back? And what happens if any council actually does something that people really don’t like? Try this: Use the democratic process to vote them out of office or pressure them into changing their minds! That just happened—the people spoke, the council listened, and they repealed the RHIP. That process is much cheaper than trying to legislate by $160,000 elections (thanks, Stew and Kevin!) every single thing you might imagine a council could do that you don’t like. False Jenkins talking point No. 2: Jenkins says that Measure B-17 only outlaws discrimination against people “based on age, income, disability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual identity, or inability or ability to own a home,” as LAWYERING continued page 18


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is essentially using the support it’s gained in the community for work force housing as cover, while it seeks to crush the requirements that help create lower-income housing. This is not how politics should be done. It is trickery that has brought the Economic Vitality Corporation and the SLO Chamber of Commerce along as partners in the overall housing agenda on which the three groups have been collaborating. Are these partners willing to speak out against this, or will they go along, quietly, because let’s face it, the people who most need the affordable housing have no group to lobby on their behalf? They are the working poor, too often championed in the abstract but ignored in the particular. This ordinance fee review won’t come before the board until November, but it is critical that the community engage now. There are several local homebuilders and developers who know how to work well with this ordinance even if they dislike it. Some of them are members of the HBA and we need to hear from them. Instead of pushing to repeal a tool that has proven to actually get affordable housing units built, the HBA, the EVC, and the SLO Chamber should put their muscle where their mouths are and support the affordable housing funding proposal that Bruce Gibson and I offered during the county budget hearings. When our proposal to create a $5 million revolving fund that would go directly to pay for deed-restricted affordable housing was offered, it was flatly rejected by the board’s majority. It was also criticized by some in the media (such as the New Times’ Shredder, “The housing trap,” June 15) as a political

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ploy, as if the issue of affordable housing hadn’t been discussed and written about ad nauseam. (And as if somehow helping people who can’t afford decent shelter is a new, uncharted path to electoral success.) So this is an opportunity to revisit our proposal with the full support of the HBA and all the other business community leaders. It’s a chance to rise above the rigidly divisive politics that have become our new normal, and do something that we all know will have a positive impact on one of our most intractable challenges. If the HBA and its allies choose this broader commitment to the community—to those who work here but can’t afford to live here—we can make some real progress and demonstrate the ability for the public and private sectors to work together on this problem that affects all of us. ∆ Adam Hill represents the 3rd District on the Board of Supervisors. Send comments through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com or respond in a letter to the editor at letters@newtimesslo.com.

Street talk Are you supportive of all the housing development in SLO? Jane Worthy retired “It seems a little too much. When people hear housing crisis, developers come right in. We might be overbuilding although I am in favor of limited, well-thought-out growth.”

Jean Weeks SLO resident “With regard to housing, I’m a homeowner and my biggest concern is traffic as well as water. With the drought that this state has experienced, will there be enough water to accommodate these developments?”

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Ted Pagel retired musician “I think it’s inevitable; growth was bound to happen. I’m okay with it as long as it’s welldeveloped.”

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though the courts actually outlaw “bad” discrimination against people but not “good” discrimination “in favor” of people. I’m not calling these statements outright lies, but I am saying this part of his argument is shockingly, obviously untrue, and as a lawyer he knows better. If Jenkins really believed his own argument here and had legal proof from court cases that he was right—why didn’t he bring the proof to the council last spring? Why didn’t he provide legal cases to the city attorney? Why hasn’t he ever shown anyone any legal proof of what he’s saying? He isn’t doing that because he can’t. He knows perfectly well that courts have struck down laws as “discrimination” even when those laws have helped those people. “Lordy!” indeed, to quote Mr. Jenkins. False Jenkins talking point No. 3: “If the city doesn’t discriminate it won’t get sued.” If Mr. Jenkins were a straightforward man and a candid lawyer, then he would be ashamed of the simplistic words he’s written, since he knows that the city gets sued all the time for no good reason whatsoever, and in fact it’s possible he’s been one of the lawyers doing it. He knows that even if the city gets sued and wins, it’s the taxpayers and the residents that ultimately lose, because of the huge amounts of money and time it takes to defend even frivolous cases. Mr. Jenkins should either show us the court cases that support his statements about the law or he should admit the obvious reason for his measure: he and Kevin Rice didn’t trust the new council to actually do what they said they were going to do when the new majority pledged to repeal the RHIP. So we get Measure B-17, an ordinance that will absolutely crush any decent city housing projects and policies and cost the city taxpayers millions, all intended to force the council to do what it has already done: Listen to the voices of the people and repeal the RHIP. Vote no on Measure B-17. There’s a much better, much simpler, much cheaper way to address rental housing concerns than this disastrous ballot measure. It’s called talking to your City Council. ∆ Carlyn Christianson is a member of the SLO City Council writing on behalf of herself. Send comments through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com or write a response letter to the editor and send it to letters@newtimesslo.com.

Treat animal abuse like human abuse Jillian Youngblood writer “There is a low supply of housing that leads to high costs, so generally I think some growth is good. I’m originally from New York and the problem there is an abundance of housing and how overcrowding burdens the community.”

Regarding the story on Misty Marie Lambert (“Woman accused of neglecting horses previously charged for endangering dog,” July 27), her story is a perfect example of why we need an animal abuse registry. It should be set up like a sex offender registry so they could be subject to checks ensuring they are not keeping any animals. They should be banned from owning any animals without periodic inspections. If a registry was online, animal shelters could do a check before adopting out pets. People selling on Craigslist and from

private parties would be able to check on potential buyers as well. There is just no excuse for neglecting or harming an animal. If you cannot care for a pet simply call animal control to come and get them, or drop them off in their drop box. Heidi McElroy

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Government developed housing I want to thank the Shredder for bringing focus to the quality of life problem facing our county because of the high cost of housing (“Double trouble housing bubble,” July 27). Rather than doing political gymnastics to try to get private contractors to jump into the unprofitable business of building housing in our county, why not consider a different and more viable direction. I think the solution to the high cost of housing in SLO County is to develop a program of government-developed housing. Think about it. Since the challenge to achieving affordable housing is a combination of the high cost of government entitlements and building permits, the ever-increasing legal hurdles and delays caused by environmentalists, and the high cost of land, these can all be mitigated through government housing. Let me explain. San Luis Obispo County, by focusing on the best interests of the entire community, could fast track the entitlement process and waive all permit fees. They could work with environmental groups so that all housing projects meet their approval in advance. And, finally, they could donate unused government land or purchase farmland and then change the zoning of that land to make it eligible for housing, thus acquiring said land for pennies on the dollar. Then, with only one new hire, a licensed general contractor, all building activities could be done through subcontractors thus not burdening the county with additional staff. Once completed, these properties could be sold for whatever price the county deems fair to the workforce. This could be at market value, at total construction cost to the county or below. And if it were sold below cost, then the taxpayers in the community, those so interested in promoting affordable housing, would pick up the difference. A small investment by many for the benefit of an underrepresented few. I doubt that anyone could find fault with this idea so I encourage our Board of Supervisors to pick up and run with this, so simple, an idea. Gary Wechter

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is reinserted into the model, the “blade” disappears. That device was used to great effect in Al Gore’s climate-scare movie, “An Inconvenient Truth.” German scientists Fritz Vahrenholt and Sebastian Luning pointed out in their book “The Neglected Sun” that American scientists “studying Antarctic ice cores covering the past 12,000 years identified no less than 46 strong natural warming events throughout the pre-industrial era.” Yet, presumably due to political pressure, major scientific journals ignored their research. This is not uncommon as in the last two decades enormous political pressure has been applied to scientific publications and researchers to toe the accepted political line on climate change, “or else.” We read about the Western Europe record heatwave of 2003 but not about it being downgraded to a lessor event than the European (pre-industrial) heatwave of 1540, which was worse. We hear about a massive ice sheet breaking off in Antarctica, but not about the under-ice volcanoes contributing to recent calving of ice sheets nor have we read much about temperatures in the Antarctic Ross Sea significantly cooling over the past 30 years. To make a skeptic, one needs only to read and keep an open mind. The science of climate is not settled; “real science” never is.

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of Assistant DA Lee Cunningham, “unlawfully altered the initiative” by removing the voters’ option to vote “no.” Bad new City Council members! Cunningham said that the petition enabled voters to vote on two options: “No” means we keep the unpopular and controversial RHIP. “Yes” means that it’s repealed and replaced by the NonDiscrimination in Housing Ordinance, which is controversial because it asserts that nothing can be used to discriminate, which means—according to the city— programs aimed to help our housing problems will now be illegal because technically such programs “discriminate” in favor of low-income renters, the elderly, veterans, or the disabled. Lordy! SLO City Attorney Christine Dietrick believes the D.A.’s Office misinterpreted the law: In an email to Cunningham, she wrote that the initiative “has nothing to do with the council’s underlying legislative authority to adopt a program and then reverse itself.” In other words, even if voters vote “no” on B-17, the council still retains the power to repeal the inspection ordinance. Jenkins, in his opinion piece last week (“Equal dignity,” July 27), argued that voting “yes” on B-17 will “permanently repeal the invasive and discriminatory rental housing inspection ordinance.” His thinking is that without a “yes” on B-17, the council will restart inspections later. Yeah, maybe, but considering public

outcry—which included voting in City Council members who were against the RHIP program—and how difficult it was to enact inspections in the first place, it’s highly unlikely. Jenkins also argued that the Non-Discrimination in Housing Ordinance won’t affect the city’s lowincome housing programs because the new ordinance says the city shall not discriminate “against” anyone. Um, Stewie, baby, you’re a freaking lawyer! Your entire career is about twisting a word or two one way or another. You know your proposed ordinance opens the city to legal action. It’s what lawyers do! So what does this info mean? Does it really change anything? The short answer is “nope!” Either way you slice it, the RHIP is history, and neither a yay or nay vote will change that. If you vote “yes” to adopt B-17, the city may have to discontinue its low-income housing programs or be prepared to fight for them in court. If you vote “no” on B-17, such programs will continue to be legal. That’s it. This rest of this is all a big distraction. My biggest worry, however, is when Cunningham emailed Dietrick the following: “As for making this issue more public than it already is, you may recall that I did not make anything public. Mr. Rice gave a copy of my letter to the New Times, who then called me. This back and forth, if aired publicly, will erode public confidence in both

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cancels event. Aug. 5, 9:15-10:15 a.m. $3-$6. Park day use fee $10 per vehicle.. 805-788-2381. Lopez Lake, 6800 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

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BOOK-SIGNING: POLLYWOGS, TADPOLES, AND FROGS: ON THE FARM WITH THE PRYORS By Meredith Pryor Johnson. Aug. 12, 2-4 p.m. 805-772-2880. coalescebookstore.com. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.

CENTRAL COAST ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL Beach party, live music, art, food, vendors, and raising awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean. Aug. 12, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Aug. 13, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. ccaamf.com. Cayucos Beach, 10 Cayucos Dr., Cayucos, 805-781-5930. NORTH SLO C OUNT Y

ART AFTER DARK PASO Features the opening of Three-Part Harmony, a lively exhibition of music-inspired paintings and sculptures. Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m. $5 if wine tasting. 805.238.9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

SECOND SUNDAY AT SEVEN Poetry reading, Michael McLaughlin and Joe Milosch will be the featured poets. Open reading follows. Aug. 13, 7-9 p.m. $0.00. 805-772-8660. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main Street, Morro Bay. SAN LUIS OBISPO

ODD AND INTERESTING GEMSTONE EXHIBIT Through Aug. 31 (805) 710-3970. I Love Rocks, 3970 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. SOUTH C OAST SLO C OUNT Y

CREEPIEST CRAWLERS: CAMPFIRE SHOW At the Nature Center near the Marina. Rain cancels event. Aug. 5, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Park day use fee $10 per vehicle.. 805-788-2381. Lopez Lake, 6800 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande.

MASTERS OF THE NIGHT: OWL CALL HIKE Please wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and flashlight. Meet at the Wittenberg Arm Kiosk. Rain cancels event. Aug. 6, 7:308:30 p.m. Park day use fee $10 per vehicle.. 805.788.2381. Lopez Lake, 6800 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande.

NATURE BOAT CRUISE Call to sign up. 16 seat limit Meet at the Marina launch ramp docks. Rain

SMHS CLASS OF 1972 REUNION Several events are planned to celebrate Santa Maria High School 1972 class reunion at the Elk’s Lodge, Santa Maria Inn and Waller Park. Call for more info. Aug. 4-6, 12-6 p.m. 685-3103.

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MOVIES IN THE PARK Go to cityofsolvang. com for the line-up. Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. 688-7529. Solvang Park, Mission Drive and First Street, Solvang.

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ANNUAL INSTALLATION & AWARDS GALA Join us as we honor outstanding members of our community, install new members to our board, and recognize outgoing board members. Aug. 10, 6-9 p.m. 805-925-2403 x816. Radisson Hotel, 3455 Airpark Dr, Santa Maria.

POETRY NIGHT Come enjoy an evening of poetry featuring readings from others or works of your own. First Friday of every month, 6 p.m. Free. 314-2368. Broadway Books, 906 S Broadway Suite B, Santa Maria.

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NORTH C OAST SLO C OUNT Y event features naturalist-led walks, a history of the ranch, wildlife theater, wildlife ambassadors, a youth wildlife art exhibit, and a SLOPE painters’ gallery/art sale. Also includes a silent auction, food by Popolo Catering, beer/wine tasting, and music by the Jill Knight Band. Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $30-$75. 805-748-7425. pacificwildlifecare. org. Swallow Creek Barn, 6030 CA-1, Cayucos. NORTH SLO C OUNT Y

TOURNAMENT OF HOPE 4V4 grass volleyball tournament presented by Taproot Charities. Features prizes, food, and live music. Aug. 6, 9 a.m. $30 per player. taproottournamentofhope. eventbrite.com. Tom Jermin Sr. Park, 599 S. Main St., Templeton. SAN LUIS OBISPO

FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT KALYRA WINERY The winery presents Saturday Night Fever which includes wine for sale, popcorn, and a food truck. Aug. 12, 7:45 p.m. Free. 693-8864. kalyrawinery.com. Kalyra Winery, 343 N. Refugio Rd., Santa Ynez.

IN THE VINEYARD AND ON THE FARM Dine with the winemaker, chef, and farmer at this annual farm-to-table. Aug. 5, 4:30 p.m.

FAMILY CARE NETWORK’S BENEFIT FOR KIDS Experience exclusive Central Coast beverages, flavors, and fare, with a live and silent auction in the Secret Garden. Aug. 6, 3-7:30 p.m. $100. 503-6269. Madonna Inn, 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo.

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SMASH BROS COMPETITION FOR TEENS Come to the Library and enter the Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament. Registration begins July 26. Aug. 4, 3 p.m. Free. 805-925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

collected around SLO County, and distributed to local schools. Sign up to volunteer, collect school supplies at your workplace, or stop by a bus and donate. Donation Locations at unitedwayslo.org/ stuffthebus. Aug. 10, 4-7 p.m., Aug. 11-14, 4-7 p.m., Aug. 12-14, 1-4 p.m. and Aug. 13-14, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-541-1234. United Way of San Luis Obispo County, 1288 Morro St. #10, San Luis Obispo, unitedwayslo.org.

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DRINK PINK PARTY Celebrate summer at Presqu’ile’s Drink Pink Party, where five rosés will be featured, including a vertical of Presqu’ile’s Pinot Noir Rosé, with pairings by Chef Spencer Johnston of Danior Kitchen. Aug. 6, 12-2 p.m. 9378110. Presqu’ile Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile Drive, Santa Maria.

RAISE THE WOOF COMEDY SHOW The Santa Barbara County Animal Care Foundation presents a night of laughter to raise money for homeless animals. 16 and older. Aug. 5, 7-10 p.m. General: $28 VIP: $650. 805-298-2968. sbcanimalcare. org. Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria.

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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.

HYPERTUFA FAIRY COTTAGE GARDEN CLASS Paint a fairy house in your choice of colors. Materials provided, and you may add items you bring. Preregistration required at creativemetime. com. Aug. 13, 1-3 p.m. $75. 805-286-5993. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

IMPROV COMEDY CLASS Improv Comedy Classes for beginner-intermediate students taught by comedian, Sabrina Pratt. This 6-week session covers the basics of scene building and working on an improv ensemble. All students ages 21

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ARTS from page 22 and up welcome. Sundays, 2-4 p.m. Through Sept. 10 $150 for the session. 805-242-3109. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

MOSAIC FUN TIME WITH JOAN MARTIN FEE Choose from super simple projects like a planter, frame, wine glass, and necklaces. Materials and tools provided. Price varies from $35-$80. Preregistration required at creativemetime.com. Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $35-$80. 805-2865993. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

WET FELTED GEODES Learn to make Geodes by felting unspun, dyed wool. No experience necessary, registration required. Aug. 10, 4:305:30 p.m. free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

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. North SLo C ouNt y

SILVERCASTING WORKSHOP Silver casting class with Cuesta instructor, robin Corell. All supplies and lunch included. For ages 13 to adult. to register, call or email Marie at 805-466-3684 or art5806atascadero@gmail.com Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $95. 805-466-3684. ärt/, 5806 traffic Way, Atascadero. SAN LuIS oBISPo

DROP-IN OIL PAINTING For beginners or a seasoned painters. Everything required for your day of painting will be provided. Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. registration $25 members, $29 general per class.. 805-543-8562. sloma. org/education/workshops.php?event=1397. San Luis obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis obispo.

DROP-IN OIL PAINTING WITH CHRISTINE CORTESE take a photo of a special place and bring it to life. All levels welcome. Sundays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Through Aug. 26 $25 members, $29 general per class. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis obispo.

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 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.

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. South C oASt SLo C ouNt y

SUMMER CONSERVATORY INTENSIVE For more experienced actors who want to explore audition technique, musical theater, or Shakespeare. For ages 12 to 17. Showcase performance on Aug. 6. Through Aug. 5, 9 a.m.2 p.m. $275 ($25 discount for previous camp attendees). 489-2499. americanmelodrama.com. Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front St., oceano.

Special art eventS ART IN THE PARK AT DINOSAUR CAVES Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and parking. 805-704-7083. artintheparkshellbeach.com. Dinosaur Caves Park, 2701 Price St, Pismo Beach. POETRY NIGHT - HOST MARYANNE ANDERSON Second Wednesday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. Through Dec. 13 $5.00. 805-4004737. pewterploughplayhouse.org/home.html. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria. North SLo C ouNt y

MOVIES IN THE GARDEN Aug. 5, 8-11 p.m. and Aug. 12, 8-11 p.m. 470-3360. visitatascadero. com. Sunken Gardens, 6505 El Camino real, Atascadero. chiseled on steel. Aug. 4-Sept. 6 805-466-3684. ärt/, 5806 traffic Way, Atascadero. SAN LuIS oBISPo

ART AT HIGH NOON LUNCHTIME LECTURE SERIES Bring your lunch and enjoy a feast for the eyes with Art at high Noon, an art appreciation program for working adults. SLoMA will host an art history lecture, artist’s talk, or activity that fits perfectly within your lunch hour. First thursday of every month. Through Dec. 7 Free admission & open to the public.. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/ events/art-at-high-noon.php. San Luis obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis obispo.

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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-to-mig-welding-class/. SLo MakerSpace, 81 higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis obispo.

SLOMA WORKSHOP: LIFE DRAWING For all levels of drawing skill. A model is provided along with tables and easels. No instruction. Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Through Nov. 15 $12 for members, $15 for non-members. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/education/life-drawing.php?event=20. San Luis obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis obispo.

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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 MakerSpace, 81 higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis obispo.

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.

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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. First Monday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Second Wednesday 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.

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historic building and grounds. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. Through Aug. 25 Free. 805-541-0594. themondayclub.com. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo.

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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.

SLOMA ART AT HIGH NOON LECTURE: PRESERVING THE ART OF THE CENTRAL COAST Bring your lunch and enjoy a feast for the eyes as SLOMA curator Ruta Saliklis will give visitors a guided tour of SLOMA’s Permanent Collection. Aug. 3, noon Free. 543-8562. sloma.org/events/ art-at-high-noon.php?event=1387. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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TREES OF THE TRI-COUNTIES Trees of the Tri-Counties is an annual photography competition featuring local photographers. Through Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 686-8315. Wildling Museum of Art and nature, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang.

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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 Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Aug. 31 805-772-6394. slolibrary.org. Morro Bay Library, 625 harbor St., Morro Bay. PUSHING BOUNDARIES: EXPLORING ABSTRACTION Award winning artist, Krista harris, is the judge for this celebrated exhibit. Reception Aug. 6 from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 3-Sept. 11, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

SEASCAPES Cambria painters, photographers and other artists interpret coastal beauty in many creative ways. Opening reception Aug. 4, 5:30-7 p.m., with live music, wine bar and refreshments. Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Through Aug. 27 Free. 805-927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts. org/. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria. nORTh SLO C OunT Y

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Meet an American kestrel (pictured), an opossum, and a screech owl at the SLO Botanical Garden’s Meet Wild Animals event with Tera Galanti of Pacific Wildlife Care, Aug. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested, $5 for garden members, and kids may enter for free. There is also a $3 parking fee. Check out slobg.org to learn more. SURFING ANGELS & THE OCEAN OF LOVE Painting exhibit by Toby Crockett. MondaysSundays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Aug. 31 Free. 805-464-5007. tobeycrockett.com. BRu Coffeehouse, 760 el Camino Real, Atascadero.

THREE PART HARMONY A lively exhibition of music-inspired paintings and sculpture by Colleen Gnos, Larry Le Brane, and Michael Reddell Aug. 3, 6-9 p.m. 805.238.9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

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EDGE OF NATURE ARTIST RECEPTION With Jonathan Gaetke. Aug. 4, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-5429000. sloart.com. Frame Works, 339 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo.

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

Saturdays, 1-9 p.m. Through Aug. 26 With a reception Aug. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Free. 505-6904283. centralcoastsculptors.org. Phantom Pop-up Gallery, 959 higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

PROUD TO BE... Through Aug. 18 galacc.org. GALA Center Gallery, 1060 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. SLOMA EXHIBIT: SHARON - LEON BORENSZTEIN Leon Borensztein is a renowned photographer whose artwork captures the integral beauty of people in otherwise painful and challenging situations. his photographs are a glimpse into his life as a single father caring for his severely disabled daughter, Sharon, from infancy until age 29. Through Aug. 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/exhibits. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. ARTS continued page 25


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TAPESTRY TALES - STORIES IN FIBER Eleven fiber artists from the Central Coast Weavers’ Guild will display a broad variety of hand-woven tapestries. Fridays-Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Through Aug. 13 Free. 805-459-9361. United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks Street, San Luis Obispo, sloumc.com/. SOUth C OaSt SLO C OUnt y

50TH ANNUAL RAINBOW SHOW OF GEMS Featuring children’s activities, gold panners, 50 outside and 10 inside dealers, BBQ Saturday evening by tanner Jack’s, and a treasure chest drawing on Sunday at 3 p.m. Aug. 4-6, 12-5 p.m. omsinc.org. nipomo high School, 525 n thompson ave, nipomo. S a n ta y n E z Va L L E y

ANIMALS A-Z travel through the alphabet in a diverse artistic representation of various 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 Exhibit features paintings by local artist Marilyn Benson. MondaysFridays, 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/.

CAPTURING THE LIGHT Landscapes exhibit by Sheryl Knight and Linda Mutti. Through Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 688 -7517. GalleryLosOlivos.com. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand ave., Los Olivos.

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ARTS ASSOCIATION the Santa ynez Valley arts association presents the 2nd Saturday artisans series. Second Saturday of every month, 12-5 p.m. 688-7338. santaynezvalleyarts.org. Santa ynez Valley Grange hall, 2374 alamo Pintado, Los Olivos.

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THE KARAOKE KID AND THE TAVERN the Great american Melodrama presents The Karaoke Kid and The Tavern playing alternate nights with performances Wednesday through Sat. at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m., and Sundays at 6 p.m. Through Sept. 16 $19 to $25. 489-2499. americanmelodrama.com. Great american Melodrama, 1863 Front St., Oceano.

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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. Performances nightly except Mondays. tuesdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Through Aug. 20 922-8313. Solvang Festival theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang.

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MusiC live MusiC the Dinosaur Caves Park features local bands and activities. Second Sunday of every month, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-773-7063. nOrth C OaSt SLO C OUnt y

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 august 3 – 10 other Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m. Free 2017 admission/suggested donation $15. 805-927-0179. pewterploughplayhouse. org/Entertainment/music-ccji.html. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria.

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NUNSENSE A MUSICAL COMEDY BY DAN GOGGIN Fridays-Sundays, 7:30-10 p.m. Through Aug. 20 $25 adult, $10 Student, $15 groups of 10. 805-927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts.org. Cambria Center for the arts theatre, 1350 Main St., Cambria. San LUiS OBiSPO

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE By the Sea Productions presents agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. ten strangers are invited to spend the weekend at an old house on an isolated island. What could possibly go wrong? FridaysSundays, 7-9:30 p.m. Through Aug. 13 $15-$25. 804-776-3287. bytheseaproductions.org. By the Sea Productions, 545 Shasta ave., Morro Bay.

AS SEEN ON TV AERIAL PERFORMANCE Watch tV as you’ve never seen it before: aerial dancers perform acts inspired by favorite shows like Game of Thrones, Sherlock, and America’s Next Top Model. Aug. 4-5, 7-8:30 p.m. $15 for general admission, $10 for students, youth and seniors. 805-748-6245. suspendedmotion.net. Suspended Motion aerial arts academy, 207 Suburban rd., San Luis Obispo.

CENTRAL COAST SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Featuring two delightful productions celebrating love. Pack a picnic meal, bring lawn chairs, warm clothes, and blankets. Through Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m. $12-$20. 805-441-1136. centralcoastshakespeare.org. Filipponi ranch, 1850 Calle Joaquin, 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.

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STAGED READING: TAKING SIDES SLO rEP’s Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged reading series presents a staged reading of taking Sides, by ronald harwood. Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m. and Aug. 12, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. $15. 805-786-2440. slorep.org/shows/ taking-sides/. San Luis Obispo repertory theatre, 888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo.

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DAVID PLUMB LIVE First thursday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. Through Dec. 7 $5. 805-4004737. pewterploughplayhouse.org. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria.

ECHO MOUNTAIN STRING BAND LIVE Echo Mountain is an old time string band that plays traditional appalachian dance music and classic country ballads. Doors open at 4:30 p.m; potluck at 5 p.m.; concert at 6:00 p.m. Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m. $15 at the door. no advance tickets sold. 805-2153238. red Barn at Los Osos Community Park, 2180 Palisades ave., Los Osos.

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HOT SUMMER SOUL CONCERT three hot soul and r&B bands: Burning James and the Funky Flames, irene Cathaway Band, Burning, Bad and Cool. Aug. 12, 6-10:30 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 888-326-3463. facebook.com/ events/1519315734780560. Castoro Cellars, 1315 n. Bethel rd., templeton.

JAM WITH CHARLEY FOPPIANO Sundays, 7-9:30 p.m. Through Dec. 31 $5. 805-400-4737. pewterploughplayhouse.org/home.html#nil. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria. 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.

KRISTEN BLACK LIVE Special guests include Sebastian Luna, Joi Polloi, todd O’Keefe, and the tia Brazda Band. Aug. 7, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 MUSIC continued page 26

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SONGWRITERS AT PLAY TRIBUTE TO STEVIE NICKS Performers include Lily Wilson, Kristen Black, Paul Lewolt, Michelle Morrow, Miss Leo, Josh Rosenblum, Donna Phillips, Amie Richie, Kate Bennett, Noach Tangeras, and Maddie Flood. Aug. 8, 6:30-9 p.m. Free!. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

UP IN THE AIR LIVE Aug. 5, 12-3 p.m. Free. 888-584-6374. Ragged Point Inn, 19019 Highway 1, Ragged Point. NoRTH SLo C ouNT y

LINN’S SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Featuring 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.

RICKY MONTIJO AND THE MOJITOS LIVE Aug. 12, 5-8 p.m. 805-369-2270. lefondusac.com. Lefondusac, 2929 Limestone Way, Paso Robles.

SEAN PAWLING FOLK ROCK QUARTET Sean Pawling’s music sets a relaxed atmosphere inspired by the outdoors of his childhood in Lake Tahoe. Aug. 4, 6 p.m. Last Stage West BBQ, 15050 Morro Road, Highway 41 at Torro Creek Road, Atascadero, (805) 461-1393. SLAYER IN CONCERT Slayer headlines a summer tour with Lamb of God and Behemoth. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8, 7 p.m. $59.50-$375. 2863680. Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, vinaroblesamphitheatre.com. TRAIN WRECK FRIDAY: BEAR MARKET RIOT LIVE Bring a picnic,

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food to grill, or purchase from Steins BBQ. Free wine tasting 5-7 p.m. and wine available for purchase. No outside alcohol or pets. Lawn chairs recommended. Aug. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $15. Wine Club members, and children 6 and under enter free.. 805-238-9940. pomarjunction.com/ events. Pomar Junction Vineyards & Winery, 5036 S. El Pomar Dr., Templeton.

TRAIN WRECK FRIDAY: JULIE & THE BAD DOGS outdoor concert features Julie & the Bad Dogs! Bring a picnic, food to grill, or purchase from Steins BBQ. Free wine tasting 5-7pm. Wine available for purchase. No outside alcohol or pets. Lawn chairs recommended. Aug. 11, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $15, Wine Club and kids 6 and under enter free. 805-238-9940. pomarjunction.com/events/. Pomar Junction Vineyards & Winery, 5036 S. El Pomar Dr., Templeton. SAN LuIS oBISPo

ATMOSPHERE IN CONCERT Atmosphere Welcome to California Tour with special guests ZuluZuluu, Greg Grease, and DJ Just Nine. Tickets can be purchased at Boo Boo Records or Ticketfly. Aug. 12, 7 p.m. $29.50-$33. Historic Fremont Theatre, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis obispo, 546-8600.

BROWN BAG CONCERT Music and more on the first Friday at noon. First Friday of every month, 12-1 p.m. Free. 805-543-5451. fpcslo.org. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis obispo. CABARET 805 Live vocals in the Cabaret styling singing with live pianists. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. No cover. Stax Wine & Beer Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 805-772-5055.

CONTRA DANCE SLoContra Dance features caller Jean Gorrindo with Rhythm Method String Band. Lesson at 6:30 p.m., dancing 7-10 p.m. Aug. 12, 6:30-10 p.m. $10 for adults, $5 for members, students with ID, age 16 & under free. cccds.org. odd Fellows Hall, 520 Dana St., San Luis obispo, 805 544-0876.

GT AND SPIKE LIVE Food and wine available for purchase. Aug. 3, 5 p.m. (805) 543-2399. biddleranch.com. Biddle Ranch Vineyard, 2050 Biddle Ranch Road, San Luis obispo.

HOLLAND & COOTS IN A HOUSE CONCERT Brian Holland & Danny Coots playing jazz, blues, stride, boogie, pop, and ragtime in a house concert in San Luis obispo. RSVP to slomusictoday@gmail.com to learn the address, (40 attendees max). Aug. 8 541-3246. Holland & Coots in a House, 0000, San Luis obispo.

HOLLAND & COOTS HOUSE CONCERT IN SAN LUIS OBISPO Brian Holland & Danny Coots play piano and drums, stride, jazz, ragtime, boogie, and popular music. Send email to slomusictoday@gmail.com to save a seat. Aug. 8, 7-9:30 p.m. $20 at the door. 805-541-3246. Private Home, Diablo Dr., San Luis obispo.

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Build a fairy garden complete with a cottage, hypertufa bowl, and succulents, at a class with instructor Joan McFee at Art Center Morro Bay, Aug. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees will paint their own fairy cottages and plant a premade 12-inch hypertufa bowl with provided succulents. The cost is $75, which includes all materials, and preregistration is required at creativemetime.com JAZZ VESPERS CONCERT The Ron McCarley Trio performs in a special jazz themed spiritual setting. Aug. 13, 4-5:30 p.m. Free, Donations appreciated. 805-543-5451. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis obispo, fpcslo.org. SAN LUIS POP FESITVAL: THE SUMMER OF LOVE Re-capture the spirit of the 60s in this musical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Jody Mulgrew, B and the Hive and Kristen Black will perform and your ticket will support Progressive candidates in 2018. Aug. 6, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $15. 208-901-0104. sloprogressives.org. Mitchell Park, 1445 Santa Rosa St., San Luis obispo.

SEAN PAWLING FOLK ROCK QUARTET Sean Pawling’s music sets a relaxed atmosphere inspired by the outdoors of his childhood in Lake Tahoe. Aug. 3, 7 p.m. linnaeas.com/calendar/. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis obispo, 541-5888.

SOUND OF SUMMER TOUR: SLIGHTLY STOOPID With special guests Iration, J. Boog, and the Movement (gates open at 4 p.m.) Aug. 6, 4-10 p.m. $20.82-$120.55. 595-4000. Avila Beach Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Dr., Avila Beach.

TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS Good Medicine and Numbskull Present Turnpike Troubadours. All ages. Aug. 6, 7 p.m. $26.50-$38.00. Historic Fremont Theatre, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis obispo, 546-8600. SouTH C oAST SLo C ouNT y

p.m. Free. 775-843-2830. RiptideBB.com. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria.

SOUL’D OUT Live concert at the olde English Tap Room. Aug. 5, 8:30 p.m. 928-7777. facebook. com/pg/SouldoutCentralCoast/. Santa Maria Inn, 801 S. Broadway, 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. 6864742. bottlest.com. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton.

ELIJAH OCEAN LIVE Aug. 12, 7-10 p.m. $12/17. 805-691-9413. standingsunwines.com. Standing Sun Wines, 92 2nd St., Buellton. HONEY COUNTY LIVE Aug. 5, 7-10 p.m. $15/20. 805-691-9413. standingsunwines.com. Standing Sun Wines, 92 2nd St., Buellton. LUPILLO RIVERA Guadalupe Rivera Saavedra, better known by the stage name Lupillo Rivera, is a Mexican American singer-songwriter. Aug. 4, 8 p.m. $25-$45. 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.

MONTE MILLS AND THE LUCKY HORSESHOE BAND Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe

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Band will perform in the Village of Arroyo Grande. El Camino Art Association will be the featured non-profit. Aug. 13, 1 p.m. Free. 805-473-2250. agvillageconcerts.com. Heritage Square Park, 201 Nelson St., Arroyo Grande.

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BENT MYGENN AND THE VISIONEARS Come see the band play. Saturdays, Sundays. Through Aug. 27 Crooked Path, 2885 Grand Ave., Los olivos, thecrookedpath.org. RIPTIDE BIG BAND PLAYS THE RATPACK Sponsored by Santa Maria Valley Sr. Club and Community Foundation of SLo. Aug. 13, 1:30-4

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S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E y/ L o S A L A M o S King and Kings of Swing offer dance lessons for all ages and skill levels. Couples and singles welcome. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $36/4week session. 928-7799. oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., orcutt.

COUNTRY TWO STEP DANCE LESSONS Country Two Step is easy to learn and fun. Starting with the basics first then moving to a variety of patterns to make anyone feel comfortable on the dance floor. Thursdays, 6:15-7 p.m. $8 per person. 805-6805695. oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., orcutt.

EVERYBODY CAN DANCE Everybody Can Dance presents adult/teen ballet workout classes. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. 937-6753. everybodycandance. webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

INTRODUCTORY BALLET 1 Tuesdays, 5 p.m. 937-6753. everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. INTRODUCTORY BALLET 2 Wednesdays, 6 p.m. and Fridays 937-6753. everybodycandance.webs. com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. INTRODUCTORY BALLET 3 Wednesdays, 6 p.m. 937-6753. everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. LINE DANCING Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. $5. 9379750. oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., orcutt.

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COOKING CLASS: PREMIUM PRESENTATION Cook a delicious and impressive 3-course meal including an appetizer, perfect surf and turf, and decadent dessert. Aug. 3, 6-9 p.m. $35 plus $35 supply fee. 805-237-3988. apm. activecommunities.com. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles.

PRESENTATION AND BOOK-SIGNING: RETURN TO SEX & INTIMACY By Michael J. Russer And Jacqueline V. Lopez. The authors will do a presentation to assist cancer survivors and their partners to achieve the same levels of intimate fulfillment regardless of the circumstances of their disease. Aug. 6, 1-3 p.m. Free. 805-772-2880. coalescebookstore.com. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main Street, Morro Bay. CULTURE continued page 27


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BOOK DISCUSSION - DEAD WAKE all adults are invited to this reading discussion group on the second Thursday of each month. The book for aug. 10 is Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania , by Erik Larson. Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. 805-539-9374. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 palm St., San Luis Obispo.

POETRY AT THE STEYNBERG L.a. poets Jeanette Clough, Mariano Zaro, brenda Yates, Jim natal, Sarah Maclay, and Holiday Mason with Will Jones of SLO. Open reading follows. Aug. 6, 3-5 p.m. Free. 805-903-3595. languageofthesoul.org. Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey, San Luis Obispo. L O M p O C / Va n d E n b E r G

COMMUNITY FOOD CENTER The center is a food pantry offering nutritional classes. Wednesdays, 3-5 p.m. Free. 967-5741, Ext. 107. El Camino Community Center, W. Laurel avenue and n. i Street, Lompoc.

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NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING a meeting for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction of a loved one. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Free. 805-2215523. The redeemer Lutheran Church, 4500 El Camino real, atascadero. San LuiS ObiSpO

FAMILY CAREGIVERS SELF-CARE SUPPORT GROUP Family caregiving is emotionally, mentally, and physically demanding, and puts the caregiver at increased risk for health problems. Join other family caregivers for an opportunity to share ideas and learn how to care for yourself while you care for your loved one. MondaysSundays, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. 805-534-9234. Office at uCp/ride On Transportaion, 3620 Sacramento dr., #201, 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 458-7655. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1344 nipomo at pismo St., San Luis Obispo, ststephensslo.org/.

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FAMILY CAREGIVERS SELF-CARE SUPPORT GROUP Share ideas and learn how to care for yourself while you care for your loved one. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-5698950. bethel Lutheran Church, 624 E. Camino Colegio, Santa Maria.

TRUAMA INFORMED PARENTING GROUP presented by CaLM, this is a foster parent class. Tuesdays 965-2376. calm4kids.org. Church For Life, 3130 Skyway dr., Suite 501, Santa Maria.

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CHEESE MAKING 2.0 - FARMSTEAD ED This class will include a cheese making demonstration, lesson, and italian lunch. Take Cheese Making 101 or equivalent prior to this class. Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $90. 423-6662. alcea rosea Farm, 575 Hollyhock Ln., Templeton.

INTRO TO STEM LEGO CAMP build engineerdesigned projects such as boats, catapults, merry-go-rounds, and more. Through Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-noon $164-$184. 805-237-3988. apm.

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OTAKU CLUB FOR TEENS Join the Otaku Club for teens where you’ll be watching anime and doing a craft. Aug. 11, 4:30 p.m. Free. 805-9250994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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YOGA STRETCH Explore yoga postures and increase strength and flexibility. Set to inspiring music and appropriate for beginners. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. email support@getstudiofit.com. 805-776-3676. Cassandra bodlak, 349 Quintana rd., Morro bay, studiofitnessmorrobay.com.

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT: MAH JONGG Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 922-2993. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 park ave., Santa Maria.

Private parties can list their For Sale items for FREE in our Classifieds section. Send up to 30 words + 1 image to classifieds@newtimesslo.com, subject line: FREE CLASSY. Your ad will appear in print and online, hassle free!

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.

PAPER FLOWERS CRAFT Make paper flowers by using a simple folding and rolling technique. ages 13-adult. register online at slolibrary.org or by calling 805-473-7164. Aug. 12, 2-3 p.m. Free. arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. branch, arroyo Grande, 473-7164, slolibrary.org.

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.

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that will add color and dimension to any room. ages 13-adult. register online at slolibrary.org or by calling 473-7164. Aug. 5, 2-3 p.m. Free. 805473-7161. arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. branch, arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

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TRIVIA NIGHT Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Free. naughtyoak.com. naughty Oak brewing Co., 165 S broadway St Ste 102, Orcutt.

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 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.

BOBBLES CRAFT Create tissue paper bobbles

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women who are interested in learning about barbershop-style music singing and performing. Thursdays, 6:45-9:30 p.m. 736-7572. Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. bradley road, Orcutt.

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bertha Taylor, retiring owner of the Morro bay aquarium, will recount stories of rescued marine mammals over the 45 years of aquarium operation. includes potluck. Aug. 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m. free. 805-399-2772. Morro bay Hisorical Society, p.O. bpx 921, Morro bay.

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Cayucos will host the second annual Central Coast Art & Music Festival featuring interactive art and music experiences, including a large-scale installation highlighting the issue of plastic waste, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Aug.13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival also includes a skate competition and vintage skateboard show; food, wine, and beer vendors; and musical headliners Nick Maybury and KOLARS. Admission is free, and attendees can preregister at ccaamf.com.

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. 805237-3988. prcity.com/recreation. Centennial park, 600 nickerson dr., paso robles. CULTURE continued page 28

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SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL July 14 – August 5, 2017 Join us for Shakespeare under the stars! Enjoy outdoor theatre at the beautiful Filipponi Ranch at 1850 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo

Much Ado About Nothing and Almost, Maine by John Cariani

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Pack a picnic meal, bring lawn chairs and blankets. Filipponi Ranch Cellars will sell their wonderful wine by the glass or bottle, so please, no outside alcohol allowed. $20 General Admission • $18 Student & Senior • $12 kids 12 & under Pre-paid groups of 10 or more are $15 each Three Thursday shows are “pay what you can” - donations taken online & at door

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FREE PINEAL TONING CLASS Every second Tuesday of the month, Lightshare hosts a Pineal Toning Group and Instructional Class, facilitated by Lightshare team volunteers. No registration or prior experience is necessary. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 12 Free. 805-305-7595. lightshare.us. Lightshare Center, 22701 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita.

FREE PROJECT OF LIGHT CLINIC Lightshare is providing sessions of healing light transmitted through Pineal tones facilitated by the Lightshare Team. No appointment is necessary. First Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Through Dec. 2 Free, donations appreciated. 805-3057595. lightshare.us. Lightshare Center, 22701 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita. SaN LuIS ObISPO

AIKIDO FOR EVERYONE an empowering, non-competitive Japanese martial art. For adults ages 17 through senior. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m. Through Aug. 8 805-544-8866. aikidosanluisobispo.com. San Luis Coastal adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo.

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. S a N Ta M a R I a Va L L E y/ L O S a L a M O S

MEDITATION CLASS FOR INTUITIVE DEVELOPMENT annKathleen leads six weekly meditation classes featuring chanting mantra, visualization and walking meditation to help create a meditation practice at home to develop intuition. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Through Aug. 10 598-1509. divining.weebly.com. Divine Inspiration, 947 E Orange St, Santa Maria.

THE WAY THROUGH: INSPIRATIONAL AND VISIONARY BOOK CLUB based on the body, Mind and Soul Mentoring work that annKathleen created. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Through Sept. 20 $115. 805-598-1509. divining.weebly.com. Divine Inspiration, 947 E Orange St, Santa Maria.

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LADIES BOOT CAMP Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Through Aug. 17 805-474-9928. tantrumfitness.com/bombshell-bootcamp. 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. 773-7063. Moondoggies, 781 Dolliver St., Pismo beach. L O M P O C / Va N D E N b E R G

LOMPOC SPRINT TRIATHLON Includes swim, bike, and run heats. Aug. 5, 8 a.m. $50-$110. 8752703. cityoflompoc.com/parks_rec. Lompoc High School, 207 W. College avenue, Lompoc.

NOAH SCOTT MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Entry includes golf cart, range balls, grab bag, tee prizes, and a barbecue dinner. all proceeds go to the Scott family. Call for pricing and times. Aug. 4, noon. 588-3075. The Mission Club, 4300 Clubhouse Road, Lompoc, villagecc.net.

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DRAGONFLY ACADEMY PERSONAL ENRICHMENT CLASSES Experiential, reflective, personalized learning, integrating mindfulness, yoga, and more. ages 4-18. Flexible scheduling and program options. Mondays-Saturdays 805-270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com/ dragonfly-academy/. Dee DiGioia, 1520 4th St., Los Osos.

DRAGONFLY ACADEMY PERSONAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM - LOS OSOS Integrating mindfulness, yoga, and socialemotional learning to develop the essential life skills of emotional intelligence.ages 4-18, flexible scheduling, approved Vendor for Inspire Charter. Mondays-Saturdays mindfulkindfulyouniversity. com. Mindful Kindful yOuniversity, 1520 4th St., Los Osos, 805-270-5523.

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Watercolor and acrylic abstracts by Laure Carlisle and figurative oil paintings and drawings by Kate Moldauer will be on showcase in an exhibit at the Atascadero Library through Sept. 30. A reception will be held Aug. 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with light refreshments. For further info call 461-6162. 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. NORTH SLO C OuNT y

STEM CHALLENGE WITH LEGO CAMP apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture using tens of thousands of Lego parts. Through Aug. 4, 1-4 p.m. $164-$184. 805-237-3988. apm.activecommunities.com. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles. TEMPLETON TENNIS RANCH KIDS SUMMER CAMPS Includes tennis, pickleball, games, arts, and crafts. Two age groups: 7-12 & 13-17. Healthy snacks provided, lunch may be purchased. Aug. 7-10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Aug. 10 $195. 434-9605. ttrtennis.com. Templeton Tennis Ranch, 345 Championship Ln., Templeton.

WEB DESIGN FOR TEENS Teens can learn how to design their own websites like an expert through this fun, free, and easy class. Pre-registration required. Aug. 12, 4 p.m. 438-5662. slolibrary. org. Santa Margarita Library, 9630 Murphy ave, Santa Margarita. SaN LuIS ObISPO

and opossum. Aug. 12, 1-2 p.m. Suggested $5 for Garden members / $10 for public. Kids enter free. 805-541-1400 x 303. slobg.org/wild/. San Luis Obispo botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

SLOCA SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS Through Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. SLO Classical academy, 165 Grand ave., San Luis Obispo.

WIZARD’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC SUMMER CAMP your child will enjoy music games and activities that center around a wizarding theme! Students receive a wand for conducting, a stuffed owl, camp T-shirt, and much more. Suitable for all levels of musical experience. For ages 7-15. Aug. 7-11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $225 for the week. 805-801-2472. lyricsandmelodiesdl.com. Lyrics and Melodies Studio, 950 Los Osos Valley Rd. Ste. b, Los Osos.

YOUTH AIKIDO CLASSES Kids have fun, stay fit, make friends, gain important life skills for today’s world, and learn to deal with bullies without becoming one. aiki-Mites (age 4-6) class is at 3pm on Tuesdays. aiki-Kids (age 7-12) classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm. Pre-registration required. Tuesdays, Thursdays. Through Sept. 28 $50-75 /mo. 805-544-8866. aikidosanluisobispo.com. budo Ryu, 3536 South Higuera St., San Luis Obispo. SOuTH C OaST SLO C OuNT y

FREE FAMILY CAMPFIRE AT THE DANA ADOBE Campfire features S’mores, animal stories, and more. Aug. 4, 7-9 p.m. 929-5679. Dana Cultural Center, 671 S. Oakglen ave., Nipomo, danaadobe.org.

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Wildlife Care wildlife educator, Tera Galanti, will introduce you to an american kestrel, screech owl,

Technology is the theme; for K-12 grade girls. Through Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $57 with an

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additional cost for non-Girl Scouts. 471-1900. Nipomo Regional Park, 255 Pomeroy Road, Nipomo.

MUSICAL THEATER CAMP Students will learn basic theater, choreography, improv, as well as enjoy games, art, yoga and working together as a team with their cast members. Through Aug. 4, 9 a.m. $185. 773-7063. Pismo beach Vets’ Hall, 80 Main Street, Pismo beach, pismobeach.org/100/ Facilities.

PAWS TO READ Children are invited to read with Otis the therapy dog. all ages. Aug. 5, 11 a.m.noon Free. 805-473-7161. arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. branch, arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

STEAM FOR GIRLS CAMP Girls discover fun with science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEaM). For girls ages 8-12. Through Aug. 4 $95. 415-686-5733. centralcoastsalmon.com/. Central Coast Salmon Enhancement, 229 Stanley ave., arroyo Grande.

STORYTIME Preschool kids ages 3-5 and their guardians, are invited to share in stories, songs, and more. Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. Through Aug. 31 Free. 805-473-7161. arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. branch, arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org. TODDLER STORYTIME Share stories, songs, finger plays, and bubbles. Created for toddlers ages 18 months and up, this story time welcomes all children. Tuesdays, 4:30-5 p.m. Through Aug. 31 Free. 805-473-7161. arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. branch, arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org. CULTURE continued page 29


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little giants. Aug. 11, 7:30-8 p.m. 875-8100. lompocvalleyfestivals.com. ryon Park, 800 W. ocean ave., lompoc. S a n ta y n e z Va l l e y

BUILD FOR THE WIN Bring your legos and build a creation fitting a challenge given to you by the youth Services Staff. Program best suited for children ages 5 and up. Aug. 10, 4 p.m. 805-9250994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria Public library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

COOKING ADVENTURES CAMP this class focuses on creating at least one meal or snack as well as discussion on kitchen and food safety for children ages 6 to 10. Through Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-noon $45-$54. 875-8100. anderson recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut ave., lompoc, cityoflompoc.com/parks_rec/anderson.htm. DISCOVERY MUSEUM PAJAMA DRAMA CAMP Campers ages 5-7 can enjoy a week of singing, dancing, and playing make believe with PCPa alumnae Megan Walker. Through Aug. 4, 9 a.m.noon $85-$100. 928-8414. smvdiscoverymuseum. org/. Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, 705 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

INTRO TO STEM WITH LEGO Use legos to build engineer-designed products such as boats, merrygo-rounds and more for kids ages 5 to 7 years-old. Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-noon, Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-noon and Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-noon 875-8100. cityoflompoc.com/parks_ rec/anderson.htm. anderson recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut ave., lompoc.

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. Second Saturday of every month, 12-4 p.m. 714-4927. Santa Maria transit Center, Miller and Boone Streets, Santa Maria.

STEM CHALLENGE WITH LEGO the event teaches kids ages 7 to 12 years to apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture to designing projects Aug. 7, 1-4 p.m., Aug. 8, 1-4 p.m., Aug. 9, 1-4 p.m., Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m. and Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m. 688-1082. cityoflompoc.com/parks_ rec/anderson.htm. anderson recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut ave., lompoc.

STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER Drop off your stuffed animal for a sleepover and let your favorite friend have all the fun, library style! Pick them up the next day and find out what they were up to all night. Drop off on Aug. 4 before 6 p.m. and pick up on Aug. 5, 6 p.m. 805-925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria Public library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. l o M P o C / Va n D e n B e r g

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LEGO ENGINEERING CAMP this class teaches basic physics and engineering principles and applies them to various projects, such as building earthquake safe skyscrapers, bridges, aerodynamic vehicles, and machines for ages 6 to 10. Through Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-noon $155. 6887529. cityofsolvang.com/activities. Veterans’ Memorial Building, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang.

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEER TRAINING the training prepares interested Bigs, or volunteer youth mentors, for a fun and easy way to give back to the community in just 6 hours each month spending time with a local child doing things they both enjoy. Please call (805) 7813226 to rSVP (required). Aug. 5, 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. slobigs.org. Big Brothers Big Sisters, 142 Cross St., Ste. 140, San luis obispo, 781-3226.

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of Slo is installing a community garden that will be irrigated with auGuSt 3 – 10 PRINCESS CAMP the event purple pipe, meaning reclaimed 2017 features games and crafts as well as water, and include a food forest. a princess tea party and special guest Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-noon laguna lake for ages 3 to 8 years-old. Aug. 7, 10:45 Community garden, 11175 los osos Valley rd., San luis obispo, onecoolearth.org. a.m.-noon and aug. 8, 10:45 a.m.-noon 688-7529. cityofsolvang.com/activities. Veterans’ Memorial LITERACY FOR LIFE: VOLUNTEER TUTOR Building, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. TRAINING literacy for life is looking for volunteer

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TIBETAN BUDDHISM BOOK STUDY Meditation practice and a discussion of Foundations of tibetan Buddhism, by H.e. Kalu rinpoche. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-438-3949. BodhiPath Slo, 3484 gregory Ct., San luis obispo, bodhipath.org. SoUtH C oaSt Slo C oUnt y

tutors to teach non-literate adults how to speak, read, and write in english in one-on-one sessions at learning centers across the county. tutors must go to both training sessions. Saturdays, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m. Through Aug. 19 $25. 805-541-4219. literacyforlifeslo.org/become-a-tutor.php. Union Bank, 995 Higuera St., San luis obispo.

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YOUTH SERVICES the City Church Central Coast holds youth services for junior high school students. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Free. 929-8990. thecitycc.org. Faith life Community Church, 726 W tefft St, nipomo. S a n ta M a r i a Va l l e y/ l o S a l a M o S

WISDOM READINGS WITH ANNKATHLEEN 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. 805-598-1509. divining.weebly.com. Divine inspiration, 947 e orange St, Santa Maria.

VolunteerS 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.

MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels, San luis obispo, needs noon time drivers. Must have own car to deliver prepared meals. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (805) 235-8870.

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FARMERS MARKET 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. SoUtH C oaSt Slo C oUnt y

ARROYO GRANDE FARMERS MARKET includes produce, artists and musicians. Saturdays, 122:25 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/ l o 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.

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LOMPOC OLD TOWN MARKET lompoc’s old town Market is a street fair on Friday nights in the 100 block of South H Street. includes live entertainment, free activities for kids, the lompoc Farmers Market, food and vendor booths. Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Through Aug. 18 Free. 736-4567. lompoc.com. lompoc old town Market, 100 South H St, lompoc.

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FIRST FRIDAYS ON THE CRESTON WINE TRAIL Kick off the weekend with special wine and food pairings and new releases on the First Friday of every month. Aug. 4, 12-5 p.m. 227-4223. olivas de oro, 4625 la Panza rd., Creston. nortH Slo C oUnt y

19TH ANNUAL PASO ROBLES ROTARY WINEMAKERS’ COOKOFF the annual Paso robles BBQ cookoff helps fund scholarships for local high school seniors. 35 wineries and breweries will get grilling and pair their wine, brews, and BBQ. Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m. $85/per person, $45/designated driver. 805-238-9607. winemakerscookoff.com. Paso robles event Center, 2198 riverside ave., Paso robles.

THE 3RD ANNUAL HARVEST HOEDOWN tritip barbecue, pie baking contest, and more. Aug. 5, 6-10 p.m. $25-$40. 805-591-4204. iggpra.com/ events/index.php?id=6. the loading Chute, 6350 Webster rd.,, Creston. WINEMAKER’S SUNSET HAYRIDE & FULL MOON PARTY a sunset hayride chaperoned by Jimmy the winemaker. Aug. 5, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805227-4766. docerobleswinery.com/events-2/. Doce robles Winery, 2023 twelve oaks, Paso robles. San lUiS oBiSPo

WOODSTOCK’S SLO PINT NIGHT With the first pint as low as $5, Woodstock’s gives half-off refills in the same glass. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. Free. 805-541-4420. woodstocksslo.com. Woodstock’s Pizza, 1000 Higuera St, San luis obispo.

WOODSTOCK’S SLO TRIVIA NIGHT For trivia aficionados and fun-lovers alike! Tuesdays, 9-11 p.m. Free. 805-541-4420. woodstocksslo.com/ events/. Woodstock’s Pizza, 1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. ∆

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Life is a rich tapestry of stories, see a few on display at the Tapestry Tales— Stories in Fiber show at the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held Aug. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with Art After Dark. Show hours will also be on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Aug. 4 to 13 from noon to 4 p.m. The exhibit is being put on by the Central Coast Weavers Guild and includes works by Cindy Gaulin, Linnie Cummings, Deanna Ryan, Joan Schlichting, Barb Schneiderhan, Barbara Schreiber, Denise Schryver, Judy Schuster, Ethelyn Tucker, Patzy Walden, and Karen Wilkinson. Modern tapestry is a varied field and much of it will be represented here. Admission is free. See the Tapestry Tales—Stories in Fiber event page on Facebook for more information.

Downtown Movie Night

Head to Mission Plaza in SLO while those warm summer nights are still here and catch a flick with friends and family. Moana will show as part of Movies at the Mission on Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. Attendees can bring a picnic or buy treats at the concession stand. This animated Disney film follows an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. This event is kid friendly and admission is free. See the Movies at the Mission: Aug. 5: Moana event on Facebook for more information.

Just like Van Gogh

Create your own artistic masterpiece Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Station in SLO. Learn to paint Van Gogh’s Almond Blossom Tree with artist Jason Towne, an abstract expressionist and illustrator who has been developing his bold painting style for the past 15 years. Towne is from the S.F. Bay Area who now lives with his family in San Luis Obispo. Students will create a painting by learning very simple steps that are easy for any skill level to follow. The $35 fee includes a canvas that you will take home, paints to use during the workshop, instruction from our resident artist and a glass of wine. Check out thestationslo.com for more information. ∆ —Ryah Cooley

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rtist Colleen Gnos wants you to do something a little unusual. She wants you to see music when you look at her paintings. After the Shell Beach artist recently switched to a more abstract painting style, she’d start every painting with a colorful background, letting each dab and drip of the paint brush fall where it may. “They looked like music,” Gnos, a lover of jazz, said. “They looked almost lyrical to me.” All together now It wasn’t long before The Three-Part Harmony show will be on musicians with their display at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles instruments mid-performance through Aug. 27. Catch an artists’ talk with were added atop those bold Colleen Gnos, Larry Le Brane, and Michael Reddell Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The studio will backgrounds. But good music also hold The Art of Music, which includes a is complex, with many parts, presentation by Le Brane and wine tastings from which is why Gnos invited Gary Kramer Guitar Cellars, on Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. fellow local artists Larry Le Visit studiosonthepark.org for more information. Brane and Michael Reddell to feature their work alongside her in the Three-Part Harmony exhibit that’s hybrids. In his piece, Turn Instruments of Rage currently on display at Studios on the Park in Into Instruments of Joy, Le Brane combined a Paso Robles. clarinet with a rifle, fused glass, air-gun parts, “For me it’s this full sensory experience,” and a custom metal stand. Gnos said of her new approach to painting. “The clarinet is fascinating to me,” Le Brane “Rather than being drudgery, it’s creative said. “It has a simplicity and complexity. always.” There’s so many things you can do with a Many of her paintings feature local clarinet if you don’t know how to play it.” musicians, like Erin Inglish in the painting That left the muse of movement and dance Will Not Obey, where Iglish is depicted for Redell to work with. The Cambria-based playing the banjo in front of the railroad sculptor deals in stainless steel round bar tracks. The mix of soft neutral colors with sculptures. His pieces are filled with lines that a splash of teal and blush is dreamy and look like someone tapped a detailed pencil Inglish’s instrument sort of naturally melds drawing with a magic wand and turned into a into a steamy burst of color. three-dimensional creature. “She’s a special person to watch perform,” “I hate to draw,” Reddell said. “Once I Gnos said of Inglish. “She’s so creative and so discovered this I realized it’s like drawing, but strong.” in the dimension that I feel comfortable with.” Gnos’ co-exhibitor Le Brane took a more Taking his inspiration from gestures, literal approach to the show’s theme, opting to anatomy, and form, Reddell’s pieces zero in present a range of sculptural pieces made out on the smallest movement, the sort of smaller of different parts of the clarinet. Does the Los moments in between the bigger gestures. A Osos artist play the clarinet? Nope, but the woman holds up a globe shaped lamp with one instrument’s shape is straight and adaptable hand in one piece, in another sculpture, Flying and it’s relatively cheap to come by. Under Figure, she’s mid-flight or mid-dive depending Le Brane’s vision, clarinets have new lives as on how the piece is hung. fish, dancing shoes, cars, and even as gunThree-Part Harmony invites art and

LOCAL SOUNDS SLO musician Erin Inglish is depicted in Colleen Gnos’ painting, Will Not Obey.

music lovers alike to take another look at an unexpected intersection of sound and color that they may not have considered before. “I hope viewers get comic relief,” Le Brane said. “I hope they get some escape from outside noise, like the non-stop streaming chaos of news, naysayers, TV, and the internet. I want my art to give people a light-hearted break from dark moments in their lives.” ∆ Ryah Cooley can’t sing on key at rcooley@ newtimesslo.com. IMAGE COURTESY OF MICHAEL REDDELL

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WEAPON OF GOOD Artist Larry Le Brane takes different pieces of clarinets and sculpts them into other things, like a gun, in Turn Instruments of Rage Into Instruments of Joy.

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then Seltzer even worked as a library assistant with a friend and the two would sign in American Sign Language to one another across the library. “I like handling the books,” Seltzer said. “I just like the physical objects in the library. There’s just something quiet and old fashioned about libraries. I hope they don’t disappear.” In one piece, Birds Discover The Local Library, a few black aviators study and peck at various tomes of literature, in Birds in the Local Library Stacks, the winged creatures appear to be helping to put misplaced books back where they belong, and in another painting, Summer Reading at the Local Library, there are no birds at all, just a table stacked high with

Birds Discover The Local Library, a collection of paintings by artist Anne Seltzer, will be on display at the Cambria Library through Aug. 31 during its regular hours (Tuesday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The pieces in the show are for sale and range from $300 to $800. Contact Seltzer at anniearts2003@ yahoo.com or visit her Art Work Studio Facebook page for more information.

unread books and a vase of colorful flowers, perhaps tulips. And maybe, just maybe, viewers of Seltzer’s paintings might walk away feeling like they do after reading a good book: satisfied, curious, and ever intrigued. “I hope they get a sense of the whimsy, kind of a light view of possibilities,” Seltzer said. “ I’d like them just to enjoy the paintings. Reading is about imagination. I’d like it if it peaks their imagination about birds and books.” ∆ Ryah Cooley is reading a good book at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

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Wear flowers in your hair SLO County Progressives celebrate the 1967 Summer of Love with the San Luis Pop Festival BY GLEN STARKEY ifty years ago in San Francisco, around 100,000 flower children converged in a gathering now known as the Summer of Love. These young people were against the Vietnam War; distrusted conservative government; and rallied for freedom, tolerance, and inclusivity. Somehow, 50 years later, we now seem to be back to square one. We’re sick of endless war; Trump’s administration appears to be corrupt and anathema to the young and working class in favor of the rich; and fascism, racism, and intolerance abounds. What we need is a reminder of the optimism, energy, and activism of the Summer of Love, and this Sunday, Aug. 6, we’re going to get it when the SLO County Progressives host the San Luis Pop Festival at Mitchell Park (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; all ages; $15 at sloprogressive.org/ pop or free for kids 12 and under). “Celebrating the spirit of the ’60s, SLO County Progressives are bringing Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love!” according to organizers. “The event will feature compelling speakers, live music, and a variety of food and drink offerings.” Park in the Marsh Street parking structure and bring low back chairs and blankets. Expect food trucks, beer, and wine.

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The three-act lineup features awardwinning Americana-pop-jazz singersongwriter Jody Mulgrew, soulful B and the Hives, and folk-rock singersongwriter Kirsten Black. Mulgrew won Album of the Year during the New Times Music Awards, twice! Born in Morro Bay, he’s since spent time in Nashville and currently lives in San Diego though his close ties to the Central Coast bring him home often. His silky smooth vocals are reminiscent of the Everly Brothers and Jeff Buckley. B and the Hive features Brianna Lee’s ethereal vocals, which have led to opening spots for the likes of Elvis Costello, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Lucinda Williams. Formerly known as Girls + Boys, the group has amazing chemistry and writes songs that hook you. SLO Women’s Marchers might remember Black from her performance at the United We Rise post-concert at the Fremont Theater. She’s also a New Times Music Award-winner who writes everything from punk anthems to pop gems. This Tom Petty fan has his knack for penning quintessentially American narrative songs. In between the music will be plenty of inspiring speakers, including Kimberly Ellis, the first AfricanAmerican Executive Director in Emerge America’s national network; Karen Bernal, the two-term Chair of the PHOTO COURTESY OF BRITTANY APP

Progressive Caucus of the California State Democratic Party; and Jonathan Tasini, author and 13-year president of the National Writer’s Union. “The current political landscape has sparked a movement and re-ignited a populist legacy that puts people first,” SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon said in press materials. “There’s been a lot of talk about revolution and resistance this year. This event reminds us that love is the greatest act of resistance of all. We look back with appreciation to celebrate 50 years since the Summer of Love while looking forward to moving toward a more fair, just, and sustainable world.” Proceeds from this benefit event go to support progressive candidates in 2018.

Red Dirt outlaws and a guitar angel Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents hosts the return of Oklahomabred country-rock act the Turnpike Troubadours on Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Fremont Theater (7 p.m.; all ages; $28.50 to $38 presale at ticketfly.com). Charley Crockett opens.

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TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE Kirsten Black is another of three acts playing the San Luis Pop Festival at Mitchell Park on Aug. 6. PHOTO COURTESY OF TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS

TRUE GRIT Red Dirt country rockers the Turnpike Troubadours play the Fremont Theater on Aug. 6.

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ONWARD PROGRESS Old school crooner Jody Mulgrew is one of three acts playing the San Luis Pop Festival at Mitchell Park on Aug. 6, brought to you by the SLO County Progressives and featuring music and political speakers.

You can hear some Cajun, some bluegrass, some folk, but at heart, the Turnpike Troubadours are a ripping American country rock act that formed more than a decade ago and came up the hard way—on the road in little clubs playing sometimes to audiences who were there to drink, not to listen to music. Slowly but surely they developed an audience drawn to their gritty authenticity. “When we first started playing, people couldn’t have cared less that we were there,” Troubadours’ frontman Evan Felker recalled in press materials. “They were there to drink beer and raise hell and they didn’t really care what music was playing while they did it. But as we went on and as we got better, they started to listen. I mean, they were still drinkin’ plenty of beer, but before too long, they were actually coming to hear us and asking us to play our songs, and not just covers of traditional favorites and all the other stuff we’d been doing.” They have four albums under their belts, most recently 2015’s eponymous release, and some great videos, but it’s all about the material, which digs deep into the human experience. “All the songs are about people we know,” Felker continued. “And yeah, some of them are probably about me to some degree—the guy who ticks off the wrong girl from Arkansas, and the guy who doesn’t always like what he sees himself becoming. Mostly though, I think they’re just honest. This music, at its best, can put into words what we have been thinking for our entire lives, and even at its worst, it gets people drinking beer and makes people happy. Either of those is fine with me.” Numbskull and Good Medicine are also bringing ripping guitar slinger Samantha Fish to Morro Bay’s hot new club The Siren on Tuesday, Aug. 8 (7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $15 presale at ticketfly. com or $18 at the door). The Kansas Citybased blues rocker started as a drummer but switched to guitar at age 15 and STARKEY continued page 36


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spent a lot of time being inspired by the traveling blues musicians who played the Knuckleheads Saloon. The 28-year-old won a 2012 Blues Music award for Best New Artist for her album Runaway. This year she’s released her fifth studio album, Chills & Fever, which is a nod to raw, scrappy Detroit rock. “I grew up on it,” she said in press materials. “Working with [blues icon] Luther [Dickinson] on my last album further instilled that spirit in me. It made me realize just how much that basic, unfettered sound means to me, and how well it ties into soul music, R&B, country, and so many other forms of music that are essential even today.” It should be a blast to see Fish tear it up in the intimate confines of The Siren!

Feelin’ irie!

Otter Productions, Inc., California Roots, and Ineffable Live join forces to bring the Sounds of Summer Tour with Slightly Stoopid, Iration, J. Boog, and The Movement to Avila Beach Golf Resort this Sunday, Aug. 6 (4:30 p.m.; all ages; $20.82 to $99.74 on eventbright. com or in Boo Boo Records). This is going to be a super chill evening of great music, everything from Slightly Stoopid’s SoCal skate-punk, ska, hip-hop, sampledelic pop, and thrash aesthetic to Santa Barbara-based Iration’s reggae, dub, and rock. Iration recently released the single “Fly with Me,” which rose to No. 1 on the iTunes Reggae Songs chart the day of its release. The song will appear on the band’s upcoming studio album. J. Boog will bring his R&B and rap

Strictly Starkey (as long as your definition of a good time means brutal, caustic, and hideously loud music)—see ya there!” Consider yourselves warned!

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to the proceedings, and The Movement, which was formed by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans in 2004, will bring their reggae-rock. Expect the dank to be wafting!

So. Much. Metal!

Yes, Vina Robles Amphitheatre hosts Mexican acoustic rock-maestros Rodrigo y Gabriela this Thursday, Aug. 3 (8 p.m.; all ages; $45 to $55 at vinaroblesamphitheatre.com), and they’re amazing entertainers, but the big buzz is on the Slayer show! On Tuesday, Aug. 8 (7 p.m.; all ages; $59.50 to $375 for VIP package), SiriusXM Liquid Metal presents Slayer with Lamb of God and Behemoth at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre. PHOTO COURTESY OF SLAYER

SATAN’S LITTLE HELPERS Iconic death metal act Slayer headlines a threeact show at Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Aug. 8. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ECHO MOUNTAIN STRING BAND

OLD TIMEY STRING BAND The Red Barn Community Music Series presents Echo Mountain String Band in concert on Aug. 5, in Los Osos’ Red Barn.

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As their publicist jokes, “There are many perilous ways one can spend time off—Volcano-boarding down Cerro Negro, Nicaragua’s active volcano, or maybe bungee jumping from a helicopter over the bubbling crater of Chile’s Villarrica. How about a visit to Sao Paulo’s Snake Island, home of some 4,000 golden lancehead vipers whose venom can melt human flesh, or shark diving without a cage in South Africa? But nothing is quite as hazardous or risky as a night in the pit at a Slayer concert. Add to that the ferociousness of Lamb of God and Behemoth, and you’ve got a Satan-approved triple bill of Biblical proportions.” Satan, Satan, Satan! Slayer has made a career of covering topics such as murder, serial killers, necrophilia, Nazism, torture, anti-religion, and other gross, stupid, ugly behaviors. They’ve been sued many times, once locally by the parents of Nipomo resident Elyse Pahler, who was murdered in 1995 at age 15 by three kids in what they claimed was a sacrifice to Satan inspired by Slayer songs such as “Altar of Sacrifice” and “Postmortem.” Their newest album, 2015’s Repentless, continues with their themes: In “Vices,” frontman Kerry King wails, “Life drags on and we watch it bleed/ On controversy and madness we feed/ It’s a rush you can’t deny/ A little violence is the ultimate drug/ Let’s get high.” This is obviously a controversial band, though a judge in the Pahler lawsuit dismissed the case. Listening to music does not cause people to murder—an evil mind does. I, like most listeners, think Slayer and their Satan-centric focus is a gimmicky joke, but they’re wildly popular, and they’ve also been nominated for a Grammy five times and won twice for Best Metal Performance in 2007 for “Eyes of the Insane” and 2008 for “Final Six.” Opening act Lamb of God also explores dark themes, and as frontman Randy Blythe said in press materials, “It’s been a while since we’ve toured with the almighty Slayer, and even longer since we’ve hit the road with our friends in Behemoth—I can’t wait! This tour is gonna be the feel-good event of the summer—the gigs are gonna be like the Haight-Ashbury during the Summer of Love in ’67! OK, so that’s complete bullshit; it’s gonna be absolutely nothing like that, so don’t show up with flowers in your hair looking for free hugs or anything stupid like that. It will definitely be a good fucking time though

Folk quartet Sean Pawling and His Band return to Linnaea’s Café this Thursday, Aug. 3 (7 p.m.; all ages; pass the hat). Pawling has the vocal range of Jeff Buckley and Jason Mraz with songs inspired by Belle & Sebastian and The Beatles. Stanley Stern (piano), Mario Ojeda (violin), and four tango dancing couples will perform at SLO’s First Presbyterian Church this Friday, Aug. 4, for their next Brown Bag Concert (noon to 1 p.m.; all ages; free). Bring your lunch to Wilson Hall and soak up the passion! The Red Barn Community Music Series presents the Echo Mountain String Band this Saturday, Aug. 5 (5 p.m. potluck; 6 p.m. show; all ages; $15 at the door), in Los Osos’ Red Barn. This old time string band plays traditional Appalachian dance music and classic country ballads. The Famous Jazz Artist Series and Painted Sky Studios presents “A Salute to the Swing Era” and compositions by the likes of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, and others, performed by pianist/ clarinetist Tom Ranier, bassist Luther Hughes, drummer Darrell Voss, and series co-producers Charlie and Sandi Shoemake, this Sunday, Aug. 6 (6:30 p.m.; all ages; $20 general or $10 for students; email charlie@talsanmusic.com or call 927-0179 for reservations).

In it to win it!

All right, musicians and songwriters, the Ninth Annual New Times Music Awards continues to solicit entries (See page 5 for the rules and entry form)! The deadline to turn in entries is Monday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m. There’s also a youth category this year, so you kids get to work, and good luck! Hopefully you’ll be playing the awards show at the Fremont Theater on Friday, Nov. 3! ∆ 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. PHOTO COURTESY OF SEAN PAWLING

BEATLESQUE Singer-songwriter Sean Pawling returns to Linnaea’s Café on Aug. 3, to perform original songs inspired by Belle & Sebastian and The Beatles.


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riter-director David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) delivers this story about a white sheet-clad ghost (Casey Affleck) who returns to his home in an attempt to reconnect with his grieving wife (Rooney Mara). (92 min.)

Glen If you like to be challenged by a film, to be taken to unusual places, to have your expectations upended, you just may enjoy A Ghost Story, which is an odd, often slow, but ultimately thought provoking cinematic experience. Made on the cheap by Lowery with the same two actors he used in the highly regarded Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, the film is a meditation A GHOST STORY on life and death, love and loss, What’s it rated? R legacy and the vastness of time What’s it worth, Anna? Matinee and space. Married couple C What’s it worth, Glen? Matinee (Affleck) and M (Mara) are Where’s it showing? The Palm (Last showing Aug. 3) young, in love, but seem to want different things. She wants to leave the worn out rental house they back to the past when C witnesses a share, while he feels tied to the place. pioneer family taking up residence. C has After he dies in a car accident, he returns transcended time, experiencing the past, to the house—a silent, sheet-covered present, and future. Yes, it’s a weird film. ghost. Lowery sets up the story slowly. Anna To call A Ghost Story a slow His camera will linger on an empty burning film is certainly true, but it’s bed for an uncomfortably long time. more a melancholy study of the vastness There’s a scene of a grieving M eating a of life, time, and ultimately grief. C and pie that feels like it’s five minutes long. M are both drawn to each other and These seem like bizarre choices but they frustrated by each other. As the story basically put the viewer in the same unfolds, we get glances into how different position as C—a passive spectator with they may be from the characters first no ability to interact and no way to affect presented. When the film begins, the the proceedings. The film begins to pick two are magnetic, but as their past and up steam after M moves and drives away, present lives are revealed throughout leaving C in an empty house until a the film, so are the nuances of their Spanish speaking single mother and her characters. C is guarded and easily shuts two young children move in, disrupting down into an incommunicative state. M C’s vigil and leading to some of the only is frustrated by him, saying, “Couples discernable “haunting” behavior. C are supposed to make decisions together, remains in the house as tenants come so why am I the one always deciding?” and go until we’ve traveled into the Largely devoid of dialogue and full of future where a massive office building is lingering, quiet shots, I have no doubt being constructed on the site and then A Ghost Story will prove a frustrating LOVE 92 minutes for some. Married However, while those couple C elements do make (Casey the film’s length feel Affleck) and more stretched, it’s M (Rooney indicative of this film’s Mara) live in desire to draw us a ramshackle into the vast scope it house that hopes to entail. The she wants to trailer presented it as leave though he doesn’t. an aching love story, which is an anchor for the film, but the film

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moves beyond into a sort of imprisonment of C’s ghost, who continues to scratch at the walls of his old house in hopes of finding M’s hidden away secrets. Glen It’s certainly an ambitious film, and you’re right that C is imprisoned, but why and how and what does it all mean? At one point we see him “talk” via subtitles with another ghost he sees through the window of a house next door. That ghost is also “waiting,” but has been waiting for so long it can no longer recall whom it’s waiting for. I’m not sure what to make of it or what Lowery’s point is. There’s another scene when a man (Will Oldham) is holding forth at a crowded house party in C and M’s old house, talking about how everyone is trying to leave a legacy and be remembered. I honestly don’t know how to interpret all of this or why Lowery decided to depict his ghosts as faceless, voiceless entities covered with white sheets with empty eyeholes. To be frank, I’m still processing the film. It reminded me a little of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, which I found challenging but a lot more accessible. It’s interesting but I can’t say I enjoyed watching A Ghost Story. I was fascinated but not especially entertained. When it was over, I didn’t feel fulfilled. I guess what I’m saying is it’s not a film I would necessarily recommend except to filmgoers who are looking to have their expectations stretched and challenged. If that’s you, go check it out, and when you’ve seen it, feel free to drop me an email and explain it to me. Anna The more time I spend away from

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ATOMIC BLONDE What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Fair Oaks, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy David Leitch directs Kurt Johnstad’s action spy thriller screenplay based on the graphic novel series The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart, about Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron), a British Cold War-era operative sent to Berlin to investigate a fellow spy’s death. Once there she enters an uneasy alliance with yet another spy, David Percival (James McAvoy). The film also stars Eddie Marsan as East German

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traitor Spyglass who stole a list of spies’ names and identities that everyone wants, John Goodman as CIA operative Emmett Kurzfeld, Toby Jones as Lorraine’s MI6 handler Eric Gray, and Sofia Boutella as French spy Delphine Lasalle. The first thing you need to know about Atomic Blonde is that Theron convincingly kicks ass. You know the old Ginger Rogers quip that she did everything Fred Astaire did but backwards and in high heels? Yeah, move over James Bond because despite the high heels and skin-tight outfits, Lorraine Broughton will give you a run for your money. Theron’s hand-to-hand combat sequences are bone-crushing,

and she doesn’t get out unscathed. This is Tarantino-level abuse. Think Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. Set right as the Berlin Wall is scheduled to fall, the film is filled with iconic late’80s fashion and music. The stylish, atmospheric thriller feels a lot like an extended music video, and tracks like New Order’s “Blue Monday,” Nena’s “99 Luftballons,” and A Flock of Seagulls’ “I Ran (So Far Away)” set the appropriate tones throughout. There are also the sexy lesbian scenes between Theron and Boutella that have set fan boys’ hearts a flutter. Theron is stunning at nearly 42, and after her turn as

the film, the more I feel like I enjoyed it. That sounds like an insult, but it isn’t meant to be. Like you, the film is still settling with me, even days later. While those long, static shots and moments of silent tension were challenging to watch, I can’t help but keep thinking about it, something I personally really like to happen after a film. I do think that having a mostly faceless, voiceless main character throws a mountain of difficulty at Lowery—conveying humanity’s nuances without that nuance of an expressive character is somewhat out of reach. While a lot of his time is spent under the sheet, when he emerges, Affleck’s performance as C taps into the deep, dark bits of his character development, and Mara is haunted and lovely. Lowery made good use of Dark Room’s song “I Get Overwhelmed,” which got in my head so deep after the film, I downloaded it. This film isn’t going to be loved by all, and it will be a challenge for those who don’t give up on it. Is it worth the challenge? To me, yes, but I like the process of pulling apart the sort of ambiguous and uneasy feelings that films like A Ghost Story leave me with. If you can manage sitting with the silence and simplicity for 92 minutes, it’s worth a matinee. I doubt it will translate as effectively for home viewing, so if it interests you, see it on the big screen. Δ Split Screen is written by Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and his wife, Anna. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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 Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road, she’s eager to reinvigorate the idea that she’s a bankable action star. For the ladies, there’s also a very buff McAvoy, who after his role as Dennis/Patricia/Hedwig in Split has proven his immense range as an actor. Both he and Theron do a lot of their own stunts, and the CGI-free proceedings will give purists something to celebrate. As a point of reference, director Leitch is a stunt man and also helped direct John Wick. This is a spy thriller, so it’s expected to be complicated and convoluted, but it’s really hard to keep track of who’s double crossing whom. By the end, it basically sorts itself out, but thinking back, parts of

the narrative don’t actually make sense, but who cares? Everything’s happening so fast that viewers are just hanging on for dear life. If you like to watch a stunningly beautiful woman take out a series of relentless tough guys to the thumping sounds of New Wave music, this is the film for you! (115 min.) —Glen Starkey

BABY DRIVER What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre

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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 accident. To MOVIES continued page 42

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SURVIVAL In The Dark Tower, only Roland (Idris Elba) can save the worlds from the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey).

Pakistani stand-up comic named Kumail (Nanjiani) who falls for a white woman named Emily (Zoe Kazan) who heckles him during a performance. Their budding relationship is strained when Emily discovers Kumail has a stash of photos of Pakistani women his parents have been trying to set him up with in an arranged marriage, so she breaks things off. Later, she’s taken to the hospital and put into an induced coma due to an infection, and Kumail realizes he made a mistake letting her go, but now it may be too late. I don’t know how accurate the story is, but in the closing credits, we get to see photos of Nanjiani’s real life parents. It was a reminder of how lucky it is to have a close, supportive family. A couple of weeks ago, I saw and reviewed Maudie, another great love story. The beauty of film is there are so many ways to portray love, which is both the simplest and most complex thing humans express. When the screening ended at The Palm, the audience burst into applause, and this film is worthy. What a crowd pleaser! (120 min.) —Glen Starkey

THE DARK TOWER

What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy Roland Deschain (Idris Elba) has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black. (95 min.) —Sony Pictures

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ate American author Denis Johnson’s collection of short stories, Jesus’ Son, are adapted into a feature length film by Canadian-born New Zealander director Alison Maclean for the 1999 comedy by the same title. The film stars and is narrated by Billy Crudup as FH, a.k.a. Fuckhead, a heroin- and prescription drugs-using 20-something who occasionally steals things and finds himself in one unfortunate scenario after the other. FH is introduced to heroin by his future girlfriend Michelle, played by Samantha Morton, who FH meets in one of the film’s many memorable scenes, this one set to the immediately infectious Tommy Roe hit “Sweet Pea.” After a night together, FH finds Michelle shooting up at the kitchen table the next morning. He watches as he pours himself a bowl of

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

corn flakes, and their relationship takes off from there. Reflecting the structure of the source material, the film follows FH through distinct but interconnected adventures that are both tragic and comical. The midportion of the film, which features Jack Black as Georgie, a pill popping orderly at the emergency ward where FH has taken a job, is particularly funny and feels the most like a true comedy, before shifting back into more of a drama-infused blend. The scenes with Black also feature the film’s best dialogue, with Black delivering several laugh-out-loud one-liners. In the latter part of the film, while attending an AA meeting, FH finds a relatable figure in Mira, played by Holly Hunter, whose past romances, including three marriages, all seem to have ended

THE BIG SICK What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Stadium 10 Director Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name is Doris) directs this semi-autographical screenplay by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani about a

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in tragedy. During this period of sobriety, FH works as a newsletter writer for a nursing home, whose troubled residents FH can also relate to. Like the title, there are moments of magical realism in the film that are not explicitly explained. At one point FH potentially appears in the dream of someone else, fellow user Wayne, played by Denis Leary, and at another point FH sticks his hand through the glass pane of a window. In the closing scene, the Southern gospel song "Farther Along" is featured, which includes the lyrics, “Farther along we’ll know all about it, Farther along we’ll understand why, Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine, We’ll understand it, all by and by.” (107 min.) Δ —Trever Dias

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SKIPS A GENERATION Billy Crudup plays struggling addict FH (Fuckhead) in director Alison Maclean’s film adaptation of Denis Johnson’s short story collection, Jesus’ Son.

DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME

What’s it rated? NR Where’s it showing? The Palm Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s. Discovered buried under a hockey rink in a former Klondike Gold Rush town, their story reveals the links between the movie business and Manifest Destiny in North America. (120 min.) —Kino Lorber

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What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy 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

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Bay, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy Writer-director Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar) helms this historical drama about the World War II evacuation of Dunkirk, when allied forces from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France were surrounded by the German army between May 26 to June 4, 1940. Civilians in fishing, merchant marine, and pleasure boats valiantly came to their rescue. Nolan wastes no time dropping you into the action, though he begins his film deceptively with a group of soldiers walking nonchalantly through a seemingly deserted village. You see one man finding a few drops of water from a coiled garden hose with no water pressure, another finding a cigarette butt in an ashtray through an open window. There’s no dialog, just some boys trying to find their way to the rear of the combat theater. Then shots ring out and they’re scrambling. The camera follows one in particular, Tommy (Fionn Whitehead), who eventually finds the beach where other Brits and Frenchmen are awaiting evacuation. Later we cut to Mr. Dawson (Mark Rylance) as he prepares his pleasure craft to travel to Dunkirk as part of the civilian evacuation flotilla, accompanied by his son Peter (Tom Glynn-Carney) and local 17-year-old boy George (Barry Keoghan), who promises to be “useful.” They’re part of the extraordinary effort of civilians that helped evacuate some of the 300,000 soldiers saved from Dunkirk. Finally we’re in the cockpit with Farrier (Tom Hardy), who with two other pilots is tasked with flying to Dunkirk to help the evacuating soldiers with air support, dog fighting with enemy aircraft trying to bomb and strafe fleeing boats. Throughout the film, we revisit these three situations—land, sea, and air—each telling their small, personal stories in service to the whole, like individual pieces of a mosaic that comprise a masterpiece, which I would argue Nolan has created. It’s a masterful depiction of war from the perspectives of those who were there, and it’s frightening and terrible to behold. Hans Zimmer provides a remarkable score. For me, this score ranks up there with the best Bernard Herrmann scores like those from Hitchcock’s Psycho and Vertigo. It adds such intensity to the scenes. I thought the casting was especially good too. Aside from Hardy and Rylance, the only other actors I was familiar with were Harry Styles as Alex, James D’Arcy as Colonel Winnant, and Kenneth Branagh as Commander Bolton—most of these faces are unfamiliar, and bouncing from story to story, often not getting names, added to the realism. These were the faces of war—interchangeable pawns, fodder for gunfire. One other recognizable actor was Cillian

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THE CIRCLE What’s it rated? PG-13 Should I rent it? Don’t bother

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THE DINNER

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GOING IN STYLE What’s it rated? PG-13 Should I rent it? Maybe

THE LOVERS What’s it rated? R Should I rent it? Maybe

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SAVE THE PLANET In An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, former Vice President Al Gore is back to champion solutions to climate change.

Murphy, cast as the “Shivering Soldier.” He’s rescued from a foundering ship by Mr. Dawson, Peter, and George. Shell shocked and desperate to return home, he’s angrily aghast that they’re sailing back toward Dunkirk. What happens on that boat drives home the randomness of war, how it arbitrarily takes one man and not another. We also learn what motivates Mr. Dawson, and so many others like him over those nine terrible days, to turn toward the danger, if only to save one more man— someone’s brother, son, or father. This film will rank up there with Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Apocalypse Now, Black Hawk Down, and Full Metal Jacket as a modern masterpiece. (106 min.) —Glen Starkey

THE EMOJI MOVIE What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Sunset Drive In, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy This animated comedy takes place in Textopolis, a world inside a smartphone that’s inhabited by various emojis. There, an emoji named Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) is ashamed that he has multiple facial expressions while his colleagues only have one each, and he embarks on a quest to be like everyone else. James Corden, Ilana Glazer, Jennifer Coolidge, Patrick Stewart, and Maya Rudolph also lend their voices to this film from Sony Pictures Animation. (86 min.) —Sony Pictures Animation

A GHOST STORY What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? The Palm (Last showing on Aug. 3) See Split Screen.

GIRLS TRIP What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Stadium 10, Park When four lifelong friends (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Tiffany Haddish) travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. (102 min.) —Universal Pictures

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? The Palm A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes, in moments private and public, funny and poignant, as he pursues the empowering notion that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion. (99 min.) —Paramount Pictures

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KIDNAP What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. A relentless, edge-of-your seat chase ensues, where Karla must risk everything to not lose sight of her son. (100 min.) —Aviron Pictures

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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 he reluctantly hires Maudie, he treats her poorly. 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 Maudie 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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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Galaxy This new Spider-Man film picks up a few months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, which chronicled the rift between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). This time

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NIGHTMARE A single mother (Halle Berry) must track down her young son and find the kidnappers who took him in Kidnap.

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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 studies after Stark tells him he’s not ready to be an Avenger, but that doesn’t stop Peter from pursuing his crime fighting endeavors. This sixth installment in the Spider-Man franchise is directed by Jon Watts (Clown, Cop Car) with a screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley (Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs). (133 min.) —Glen Starkey

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Rental Where’s it showing? Galaxy Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element, Lucy) directs this comic book-based scifi adventure about special operatives Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) who must safeguard Alpha, a sprawling spacecity that’s home to species from a thousand planets. That sounds like a fairly simply plot, but Besson complicates it to the point of chaos, apparently trying to one-up himself over The Fifth Element. He does not succeed. Look, the Frenchman has made a lot of good films, a few truly excellent ones, and a lot of fun, creative, but ultimately slight flicks, which is where I’d rank Valerian. It’s not terrible, it looks fantastic, and it bears Besson’s deep creativity, but in addition to the overcomplicated plot and the bloated story at nearly two hours and 20 minutes, the film is seriously miscast. DeHaan simply doesn’t exude the roguish charm the Valerian character demands, and

Delevingne doesn’t have the toughness and feminism to embody Laureline. You know who would have made this film sing? Raiders of the Lost Ark-era Harrison Ford and Karen Allen, that’s who! DeHaan and Delevingne don’t have the chemistry or delivery to pull off the banter Besson has constructed for the duo. As a visual feast, this film delivers, and if that’s enough for you, pony up your ticket money and go, but in the grand scheme of Besson’s frequently remarkable oeuvre, Valerian will probably remain a footnote. (137 min.) —Glen Starkey

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Park, Sunset Drive In, Galaxy Matt Reeves (The Pallbearer, Cloverfield, Let Me In) directs and co-writes with Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard, The Wolverine) this third film in the rebooted series that is preceded by Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). Commencing about two years after the events of Dawn, Caesar’s (Andy Serkis) clan of apes is at war with a human military faction called Alpha-Omega led by a ruthless commander known as the Colonel (Woody Harrelson). The survival of each species is at stake. Computer generated images and “performance capture” actor Andy Serkis are once again the stars of the show in what is essentially an anti-war movie in the vein of Platoon or Apocalypse Now. The technology on display is pretty amazing, with Caesar and the other ape characters delivering the sort of subtle facial expressions and complex emotions normally requiring actual human beings rather than computer generated animated constructs. It’s not that I ever forgot

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I was looking at CGI, it’s just that it’s done so well I found myself fascinated by its quality. Caesar wants nothing more than to live peacefully away from the remaining humans, who we discover are losing their ability to speak due to the simian virus. Harrelson’s Colonel takes a page out of Brando’s performance as Kurtz from Apocalypse Now —a man gone crazy by war who believes he’s the only one with the mental clarity to see the truth, in his case, the belief than humans who can’t speak are no longer human and must be exterminated before they can spread their affliction. In short, humans are losing their humanity simultaneously as apes are gaining theirs. Naturally we’re rooting for Caesar in the face of the Colonel’s merciless worldview, and the film gets its heart and soul from the idea that he can behave more humanely than the humans he encounters. Yet, even Caesar struggles to overcome his baser instincts. He’s haunted by nightmares of Koba, a gorilla from Dawn of the Planets of the Apes that succumbed to his dark side. Likewise, Caesar finds himself consumed by hatred after so many of his clan—including family members—are murdered by the Colonel. Much of the film is about his own internal struggle to do the right thing. It’s a very human and moral story, an allegory about a world gone mad, consumed with hatred, a world at war with difference—where intolerance and a refusal to coexist threatens to burn everything to the ground. At two hours and 20 minutes, it’s a bit overloaded, but for a blockbuster franchise, it avoids the pitfalls of the Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers franchises by actually trying to expand its message rather than merely repeating it ad nauseam. (140 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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From ‘M’ to sea Hopscotching around SLO County midsummer provokes gratitude

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an, summers in San Luis Obispo are hard to beat. That was my thought as I pulled up to the dog beach in crystal-clear, 70-degree weather in Cayucos at 4 p.m. on July 29, belly full of spicy chicken tacos from the Cayucos Gas Mini Mart (some of the best tacos on the North Coast, in my opinion) and feeling totally relaxed after some exquisite wine and spirit tasting. You know you’re lucky to live where you live when in just a half-hour, you can go from sipping world-class wine at Villicana Winery to bodysurfing in the friendly waters (well, minus the “shark sighting” sign that detracted slightly from said friendliness) of Cayucos. Appreciation and gratitude for SLO were definitely the themes of my July 29 weekend. I made the conscious decision on Friday to close my laptop, forget about work, Twitter, and Netflix, and stay active for a couple days around the area. What a concept! Saturday was jam-packed, with brunch

out at Bon Temps Creole Café in SLO, then wine and spirits tasting in Paso, followed by a beach trip, and, to cap it off, dinner at Vegetable Butcher, the latest culinary addition to downtown SLO. As a New Times reporter, I’ve heard and read lots about Alex and Monica Villicana’s Re:Find Distillery, Paso’s fi rst distillery that paved the way for the local craft spirit scene by distilling grape juice left over from the winemaking proces. I’ve always wanted to try their stuff, and it also seemed like a good destination for my fi rst Paso wine tasting experience. (I know, #sad. My wine snobbery game is weak.) Holy crap. Re:Find’s vodka was the best I’d ever tasted. Even my girlfriend, who nearly declined to try it because she ordinarily hates vodka, was singing its praises. The gin was also excellent, as were their wines (the Syrah was my favorite) —all included in the tasting package for $15. But here was the tricky part at the end: if you buy two bottles of their wine, they refund the $15. I was so tempted, but decided to hang onto my wallet. I’m sure those with a better tasting game than me might opt for the bottles.

ON THE M The iconic “M” on Cerro San Luis offered unimpeded views of SLO and Edna Valley.

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SHARK WAS HERE Thankfully, this shark sighting warning “expired” on the day I decided to go to Cayucos. Very reassuring …

Overall, it was a delicious stop and we left to drive west via Highway 46 to the coast. The temperature change from inland to coast is pretty crazy right now, with mid-90s heat turning into low-70s chill basically in 10 minutes of driving. Since I was still burning up from Paso, taking an ocean dip felt awesome. The nightcap at Vegetable Butcher was super fun, too. The Mexican-American fusion restaurant is clearly still getting its bearings, but the atmosphere is lively, there’s a good beer and wine selection, and the food is healthy, yummy, and well priced. On Sunday, I decided to hike off all the tacos on the new M trail, recently completed on Cerro San Luis, which has seen a lot of great improvements over the past year or so thanks to the hard work of community groups like the Central Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers, the city, and volunteers. The additions in the open space include lots of new trail signage and a brand new trail that takes you up the east side of the

mountain to the iconic, blue “M.” I appreciated the route the trail takes, up through the shaded oak groves with the occasional opening for a sprawling view of the city and valley. There are some neat (and sturdy) wooden footbridges that traverse the steeper, sketchier stretches. After getting to the “M,” I scrambled to the top to snap a photo of the unimpeded bird’s eye view of the city. As I approach my two-year mark of moving to SLO, I still find myself in awe of the natural beauty and serenity here. I sat on the top edge of the “M” looking out over the city, feeling deep gratitude for this place and my experiences here. And there’s still so much I haven’t seen or done, with no better time to keep exploring than this idyllic summer. Maybe I should shut it all down more often! Δ Staff Writer Peter Johnson is daydreaming about an endless summer at pjohnson@ newtimesslo.com. ON THE ADELAIDA Villacana Winery/ Re:Find served up delightful wine and spirits on July 29. My favorites were the Syrah and the vodka.


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auren and Brandon Alpert know a thing or two about this great country, its backroads and watering holes. For three years, they traveled most of it—45 states to be exact—in a red F-150 truck. Touring by the seats of their pants as part of a children’s theater group, “home” became wherever they could rest their heads next. “We’d stay with various host families or they’d put us up in a hotel. It could be anything from a gorgeous winery villa to the dregs of the worst motel you have ever seen,” Lauren said. And then, there were the kids, so full of life and excitement. Sure, the couple loved their work— traveling to different towns, casting 60 kids on Monday then putting on a fullfledged musical by Friday—but it was mildly exhausting. “It was just two of us: one on stage, and the other wrangling behind the scenes,” Lauren added with a laugh. “At the end of a long day, you could say we needed a drink.” And drink (responsibly) they did. From famous decades-old dive bars with animal heads mounted on the walls to the Sip ’n Dip in Montana (where you can slurp an aqua “fish bowl” with friends while eyeing a mermaid-filled pool and listening to the piano). You could say the theatre actors got their fill of fizzes, ’tinis, and tonics. They even crossed off a bar “bucket list” as they went. “It really clicked in Wisconsin,” Lauren said. “They had all these local spirits and local cocktails that we were exposed to,

some products were being made at home.” This was between 2012 and 2015, and although the resurgence of cocktail culture had been raging in both actors’ stomping grounds—upstate New York for Lauren and Southern California for Brandon—they realized that some communities were particularly wellpositioned to embrace a mixology makeover. The pair moved to Paso two years ago with the dream of starting up a theater group in the area, but Yes to that! quickly got You can find Yes Cocktail Co. at a swath sidetracked of local haunts, including the General Store by the region’s in Paso Robles, Lincoln Market in SLO, incredible Paul’s Liquor in Cayucos, Third Base Liquor array of in Grover Beach, and Sextant Winery in produce. This Edna Valley. For a list of locations where you can find it or to order your own bottles is the true online, go to yescocktailco.com. inspiration behind their line of natural mixers, which range from floral hibiscus rose to spicy ginger citrus. “When we made our home on the Central Coast, we were disappointed because there was all this great local produce, but a dearth of fresh mixers,” Lauren said. “There’s been such an amazing push for craft beer and wine, and we saw cocktails having a renaissance.” So, the pair made their own mixers. Each small batch is made simply, with FRESHLY SHAKEN Almost always made with California-grown ingredients, Yes fresh, recognizable ingredients. With Cocktail Co. of Paso Robles is shaking up summer drinks with ginger citrus, Sriracha the exception of hibiscus rose, every lime, grapefruit thyme, hibiscus rose, and other garden fresh flavors. ingredient is, in fact, grown in California (or within the county, when possible). Spearhead Coffee Roasters, a passionfruit they are innovative, fun, and not so high We’re talking Sriracha lime, grapefruit flavor utilizing fruit from Stepladder in sugar,” Lauren said. “Making a great thyme, and other seasonal flavors, too. Creamery in Cambria, and an almond cocktail can also be as easy as opening a As you can already gather, these are not syrup that harkens back to the classic can of beer.” your mom’s cocktails. No artificial flavors, age of cocktails as well as Paso’s early ag The company is set to release three colors, corn syrup, or additives here. history. syrups next month inspired by the “People still think ‘cocktail’ equals “For the almond cocktail syrup, we are Central Coast: a cold brew coffee sugar and really unhealthy. That can be the case, but it can also be the case that syrup made in partnership with Paso’s FLAVOR continued page 46

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COOL OFF NOW Sizzlin’! Creston in the summer is lovely, but be sure to bring a hat and maybe some sunscreen, too! Brave the summer heat for a First Friday event at Still Waters Winery on the scenic Creston Wine Trail this Aug. 4 (For

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contributing to the whole and being part of the area. We love working with local partners Re:Find, Krobar, Wine Shine.” Each bottle is still made by hand the old fashioned way. You can find the couple at six farmers markets per week, too. If they’re not bottling, they’re muddling. If they’re not muddling, they’re juicing. You get the idea. Still, just because they work hard doesn’t mean you should have to. “Our product is easy. You can mix it more events go to pasowine.come) … Nothing is more refreshing than a crisp, cold cider on a sweltering day. Head over to Tin City Cider Co. in Paso Robles this Aug. 5 for some live acoustic music and a can of traditional dry hopped apple goodness (visit the business on Facebook for all events).

GOOD EATIN’ If pigs could fly (into my mouth): wine and pork sounds a lot like heaven to me! If this is also your idea of a deliciously decadent good time, check the Pinot and Pork event kicking off at Tolosa Winery in Edna Valley this Aug. 13. You can expect yummy pinot noir, rotisserie wood-fire smoked barbecue (vegetarian options as well) plus the laid back tunes of Amy Estrada (for tickets, go to tolosawinery. com) … Spoon Trade in Grover Beach has recently added a Friday-SaturdayMonday lunch menu that includes a waived corkage fee (that means your “working” lunch can turn into a “nonworking” lunch, pronto). But seriously folks, the new menu includes fried green tomatoes, crunchy halibut sliders, a corned beef sando, deviled eggs, and duck tamales. Learn more at thespoontrade.com. Δ Hayley Thomas Cain is crazy for corned beef! Send bites to hthomas@ newtimesslo.com.

one-to-one or one-to-two with alcohol and it’s simple and good, but you can also use it in a more complex cocktail,” Lauren said. “We want people to enjoy it. Somebody took a lot of time to craft that amazing spirit, and we’re here to try to say ‘yes, and’ to that flavor.” Δ Hayley Thomas Cain says yes to most cocktails. She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

H AYLEY’S P ICKS Fair food hangover?

Summer is a confusing time. We’re all supposed to be wearing teeny bikinis and thigh-skimming swim trunks, flaunting our beach bods while simultaneously scarfing down the most intense food imaginable. Yes, I’m talking about “fair food,” that combination of deep fried batter, fat, salt, powdered sugar, and (if you’re into that kind of thing) a whole lot of stickiness. You’d think that—given the many beach days yet ahead—we’d have turned to lettuce wraps and cucumber water. But we didn’t. We wanted sweet, spiked drinks poured in blinking plastic cups and chocolate-dipped bacon, damn it! Why is fair food so irresistible? My theory: It is the anti- “clean eating,” the opposite of gluten free. It’s not organic, but it is 100 percent necessary. This year, you might have gone too big with that greasy beef patty topped with American cheese then sandwiched between two glazed donuts? It’s cool. Head to Seeds on Garden Street in San Luis Obispo and grab a virtuous green juice, berry-topped acai bowl, or humble parfait sprinkled with chia and flax. You can even pick up a shot of wheatgrass or a weeklong cleanse, depending on how bad the damage is. No questions asked. We’ve all been there. And by there, I mean last week. Δ Hayley Thomas Cain suggests consulting a medical professional before ingesting beef, cheese, and donuts in the same sitting. She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.


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FILE NO. 2017-1579 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PISMO PICKERS ANTIQUES & VINTAGE, 537 Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Rhonda Rae O’Dell(4555 San Ardo Ave. Atascadero, CA 93422).This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Rhonda Rae O’Dell, 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, S. Kramos. 06-27-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 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

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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

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 0629-17. 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

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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. 2017-1600 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SEVEN SISTERS ORGANIC FARM, 805 HEMP COMPANY, LOCAL HEMPIRE, 1490 17th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Kameron K. Alton(1490 17th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Kameron K. Alton. 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 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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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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MAINO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INCORPORATED

PROJECT NAME:

CL SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE RENOV. & BUS DROP OFF

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1375 BALBOA STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401

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SAN LUIS COASTAL UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 31,2017 @ 12:00 P.M.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 17,2017 @ 9:00 A.M.

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ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: 6 MONTHS • START DATE: SEPTEMBER 2017 • COMPLETION: APRIL 2018 SCOPE OF WORK: Selected demolition and remodel of the exterior and interior of the existing administration building at CL Smith Elementary School. Also included is the full replacement of the existing fire alarm system campus wide, and the installation of a new bus drop off area in front of the administration building. Bid Package No. 1: Maino Construction Company, Incorporated intends to bid the following work items as a single bid package. Any contractor desiring to bid this package must include all work items listed below. Any exclusions and the bid will be considered non responsive. Bids for Bid Package No. 1 shall be submitted by 10:00 a.m. on August 31, 2017 to: Kelly Lee, Facilities Analyst San Luis Coastal Unified School District, 937 Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Bid Package No. 1 includes all of the following: Site Concrete (including all rebar), Structural Concrete (including all rebar), Wood Structural Framing and All Miscellaneous Carpentry and Backing Required for All Trades, Structural Steel and Miscellaneous Metals, Finish Carpentry, Weather Barriers, Fiber Cement Siding, Plastic Toilet Compartments, Toilet Accessories, Signage, Door / Frames and Hardware, Message Cabinets, Fire Extinguishers and Cabinets, White Boards, Roof Hatch and Roof Accessories, Bird Control Devices. M.E.P. CONTRACTOR PREQUALIFICATION: Pursuant to Education Code Section 17406 and Public Contract Code Section 20111.6, all Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing contractors holding C-4, C-7, C-10, C-16, C-20, C-34, C-36, C-38, C-42, C-43 and/or C-46 licenses ("MEP subcontractors") must be prequalified to submit as a first-tier subcontractor for all District lease-leaseback projects. Any subcontractor interested in being listed as a MEP Subcontractor by prime contractors for participating in District projects must submit prequalification forms and information through www.pqbids.com. Prequalification packages must be submitted AND approved no later than five business days prior to the Bid Date for the opening of bids for specific participating projects or on a continuous basis to maintain eligibility with the District. SKILLED AND TRAINED WORKFORCE: Subcontractor shall comply with Education Code Section 17407.5, which requires Subcontractors and its subcontractors at every tier to employ a skilled and trained workforce to perform all work on this Project that falls within an apprenticeable occupation in the building construction trades. Subcontractors shall submit Skilled and Trained Workforce Compliance Report with Progress Billings each month. Billings will not be accepted without the Reports. Skilled and Trained Workforce Requirements are for Prime Subcontractors only (1/2 of 1% of Total Contract). BIDS SHALL BE EMAILED TO: sonnys@mainoslo.com PRE-BID RFI'S SHALL BE EMAILED TO THE PROJECT ESTIMATOR: sonnys@mainoslo.com PRE-BID RFI'S MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017. BID REQUIREMENTS: 1. Subcontractors must be bondable and may be required to provide Payment and Performance Bonds. 2. Bid Bond is not required. 3. Safety Record is of the utmost importance. Subcontractors with aggregate EMR Rate of 1.5 over the past three years may be disqualified. 4. Prevailing Wage 5. DVBE TO VIEW PLANS/SPEC: Plans and specs may be downloaded from ASAP Reprographics at www.asapplanroom.com Maino Construction Company, Incorporated is an equal opportunity Contractor. It is the responsibility of each Subcontractor to view all pertinent information and documents prior to submitting a proposal. August 3 & 10, 2017

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

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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. 2017-1613 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

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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

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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. 0705-22. 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

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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. 2017-1634 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. 2017-1635 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BIRCHWOOD GARDEN EVENTS, 323 W. Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Birchwood Garden Barn & Home(4652 Appaloosa Trail, Santa Maria, CA 93455).This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ Birchwood Garden Barn & Home, Cynthia N. Nunez, CFO. 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, J. Goble. 07-05-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1637 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BIRCHWOOD GARDEN BARN & HOME, 323 W. Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Birchwood Garden Barn & Home(323 W. Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA 93444).This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ Birchwood Garden Barn & Home, Cynthia N. Nunez, CFO. 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, J. Goble. 07-05-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1641 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PALO MESA PIZZA, 2790-C S. Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Palo Mesa LLC(2790-C S. Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/Palo Mesa, LLC. Kelly Stevens, Managing Member. 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, J. Goble. 07-05-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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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. 2017-1644 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/06/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MERAKI, 232 E. Bennett St. Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Lillian Itzel Castaneda(232 E. Bennett St. Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Lillian Itzel Castaneda. 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, I. Diaz. 0706-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1646 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/31/2011) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE YOGA CENTER OF MORRO BAY, LIVING YOGA ACADEMY, 1000 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Jennifer Patterson and Michael Patterson(1880 Nancy Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402).This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/ Jennifer Patterson. 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, J. Goble. 07-06-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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. 2017-1649 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/06/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CUESTA HOMES, 591 Ash St. Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Dan Erik Waters(591 Ash St. Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Dan Erik Waters. 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. 0707-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 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. 0707-22. 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

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FILE NO. 2017-1662 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/22/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ORIGINAL FREQUENCY, 1299 Los Olivos Ave #19, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Sean P. Letzin-Levahn(1299 Los Olivos Ave #19, Los Osos, CA 93402.) This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Sean LetzinLevahn, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-10-17. 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. 07-10-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1663 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MONARCH COACHING SOLUTIONS, 319 N. HWY 1 SPC 66, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Sue Maccagno Palmer( 319 N. HWY 1 SPC 66, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Sue Maccagno Palmer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-10-17. 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. 07-10-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1666 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: A WIZARD OF PAWZ, 2085 Tenth Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Heather Lee Copple(640 Woodland Dr. Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Heather L. Copple. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-10-17. 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. 07-10-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1667 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RACHELE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY, 1285 Chaparral Circle, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Rachele Marie Farmer(1285 Chaparral Circle, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Rachele Farmer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-10-17. 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. 07-10-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1673 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2009) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GOLD MEDAL EQUESTRIAN, 555 Morning Star Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Gina Ostini Miles(525 Salinas, Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Gina Miles. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-10-17. 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. 07-10-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1675 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/09/2006) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GW PROPERTIES, 3026 S. Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Gordon Edmonds and Stacy Edmonds(535 Islay St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), Douglas Hollingsworth and Leigh Ann Hollingsworth(2680 Ardilla Road, Atascadero, CA 93422), Ronald Eisworth and Suzanne Eisworth(107 Beachcomber, Shell Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by a Joint Venture./s/Gordon Edmonds. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-11-17. 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. 07-11-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1676 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/11/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KANALOA KREATIONS, 238 1st Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. Scott Francis Price(238 1st Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Scott Francis Price. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-11-17. 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. 07-11-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1680 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/11/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TREE PRO’S, 478 Pajaro, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Beto Julio Garcia(478 Pajaro, Nipomo, CA 93444).This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Beto Julio Garcia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-11-17. 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. 07-11-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1683 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ALLISON RICE LMFT, 1407 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Allison Jeanette Rice(656 Toro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a Individual./s/ Allison Rice. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-11-17. 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. 07-11-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1692 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/1995) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DOPE WAXX, 558 Leff Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Glenn Jeffry Mcilveen(558 Leff Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Glenn Jeffry Mcilveen, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-12-17. 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. 07-12-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1693 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: 805 ORGANICS, 5555 W. Pozo Rd, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Rancho Ecomar LLC(5555 W. Pozo Rd, Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/Rancho Ecomar LLC, Miranda Joseph, Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-12-17. 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. 07-12-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1697 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/13/2013) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BEACH WAY INN, 617 E. Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. JDN Hospitality, Inc.(617 E. Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420).This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/JDN Hospitality, Inc. Jay Panchal, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-12-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 07-12-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1699 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TWIN ARBOR ANALYTICAL, 2121 10TH Street Unit A, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Carter Forrest Richmond and Shawn Michael Richmond(1194 14th St. Los Osos, CA 93402).This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/Shawn Michael Richmond. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-13-17. 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. 07-13-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1700 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ROLANDO LOCCI CONSULTANTS, 6031 Lewis Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Rolando Alfredo Locci(6031 Lewis Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401).This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Rolando Locci, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 07-13-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1702 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/16/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AMERICANSTAR TRAILWAYS, AMERICANSTAR TRAVEL, AMERICANSTAR TOURS, INC., 791 Price Street, Unit 204, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. AmericanStar Tours(791 Price Street, Unit 204, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/AmericanStar Tours, Trudy Dockerty, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 07-13-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1703 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/13/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PREFERRED AUTO DETAILING, 175 Woodbine Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Mary Christine Blake and Wesley Allen Clark(175 Woodbine Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Mary Blake. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 07-13-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1704 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TACOS DE MEXICO, 980 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Manuel Najera(551 Avalon Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Manuel Najera, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 07-1322. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1707 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SURFERS OF TOMORROW, 439 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Surfers of Tomorrow(439 Stimson Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/Surfers of Tomorrow, Gordon Andrew McKay, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 07-14-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1714 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/06/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CONNECTED ENERGY LLC, 570 Crestmont Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Connected Energy LLC(570 Crestmont Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/ Connected Energy LLC, Maxwell Muscarella, Manager. 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, I. Diaz. 07-06-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1717 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LOS OSOS VALLEY NURSERY, 301 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos, California 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Patricia A Linsley(301 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos, CA 93402. This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Patricia A Linsley, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-14-17. 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. 0714-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1718 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ADELAIDA BOTANICALS, 5625 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Elias Dougrammatzis(5625 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Elias Dougrammatzis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-17-17. 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. 0717-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1721 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/17/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TOLANI LAW, 11555 Los Osos Valley Road, Ste. 201, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Reshma R. Tolani(1604 Monterey Street #2209, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401).This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Reshma R. Tolani, ESQ. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-17-17. 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. 07-17-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1723 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/15/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MENDLER, 7705 Yesal Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. April Cole Worley(7705 Yesal Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/April C. Worley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-17-17. 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. 07-17-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1730 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/14/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AGVISORY LLC, 118 South Main Street, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Contour Valuation Services, LLC(7755 Office Plaza Dr N, Ste 195, West Des Moines, IA 50266) Iowa. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/Contour Valuation Services, LLC. Paul Erickson, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-17-17. 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. 07-17-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1737 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TEAM-SYSTEM GLASS & WINDOWS, 1012 E. Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Team-System Corp(848 Covington Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ Team-System Corp, Reginald D. Johnson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-18-17. 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. 07-18-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1739 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/17/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SHOWER THE PEOPLE, 1133 Vard Loomis Ln. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Shower the People(1133 Vard Loomis Ln. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/Shower the People, Gwen Watkins, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-18-17. 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. 07-18-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1724 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/17/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: NO MATTER F… WHAT CLUB, 895 Napa Ave, Ste. A4, Morro Bay, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Robert Harold Kocher(239 Surf St. D, Morro Bay, CA 93422). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Robert H Kocher. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-17-17. 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. 07-17-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1726 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MONTOYA HOMES, 2010 Idyllwild Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Joy CatacutanFerrer Montoya and Maurice Thomas Montoya(2010 Idyllwild Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420).This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/ Joy Catacutan-Ferrer Montoya. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-17-17. 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. 07-17-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1740 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/1996) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BODYWORK, 41 N. 3rd Street, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Heather Marie Kelly(41 N. 3rd Street, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Heather Kelly. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-18-17. 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. 07-18-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1744 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WINDERMERE CENTRAL COAST, 1446 Spring Street, Ste. 105, Paso Robles, CA 93448. San Luis Obispo County. Vargestate, Inc.(17300 Hendry Drive, Morgan Hill, CA 95037). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ Vargestate, Inc. Carlos D. Vargas, Chief Executive Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-18-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. McCormick. 07-18-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1745 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/17/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ABOVE THE GRADE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING, 8873 Arcade Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Martin Lewis Lagomarsino(8873 Arcade Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Martin Lewis Lagomarsino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-18-17. 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. 07-18-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1760 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/06/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MAID2GLOW CLEANING SERVICES, 2100 Sombrero Dr, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Yessica Rodriguez(2100 Sombrero Dr, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Yessica Rodriguez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 07-19-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1747 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LUCKY LUCIANO’S PIZZA, 1481 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Sanctuary 805, Inc.(1303 East Grand Avenue, Suite 103. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/Dennis James Balsamo, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-18-17. 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. 07-18-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1751 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MISSION GALLERY, 783 Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Elvin Boykin Sellers Trustee and Piper Rebecca Jaramillo Trustee(783 Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by a Trust./s/Elvin Boykin Sellers, Trustee of Sellers/Jamarillo Trust. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 07-19-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1758 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PASO ROBLES CASINO, 1144 Black Oak Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. P.R. Hospitality LLC(1144 Black Oak Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/P.R. Hospitality, LLC. Donald G. Ezzell, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 07-19-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1759 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PASO ROBLES CASINO, 1144 Black Oak Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. PRCCC, Inc.(1144 Black Oak Dr, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/PRCCC,Inc. Donald G. Ezzell, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 07-19-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS FILE NO. 2017-1766 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: METAMORPH DIGITAL, 1739 Tanglewood Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. John Robert Mercurio Jr.(1739 Tanglewood Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ John Mercurio. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 07-19-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1769 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/1976) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DAVE’S ELECTRIC, 575 Matilija Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. David Price(575 Matilija Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ David W. Price. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 07-20-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1771 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/19/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO QUICK STOP, 2600 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. SLO Quick Stop, Inc.( 2600 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/SLO Quick Stop, Inc. Issa Abdullah, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 07-20-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1772 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BOUNDLESS FITNESS, 2200 Golden Hill Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Grand CRU Limousine, LLC(657 Trouville Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433.). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/ Grand CRU Limousines, LLC. Estera Semeniuc, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. McCormick. 07-20-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017


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FILE NO. 2017-1773 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CRU CHAUFFUER SERVICES, 657 Trouville Ave #2, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Grand CRU Limousine, LLC(657 Trouville Ave #2, Grover Beach, CA 93433.). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/Grand CRU Limousines, LLC. Estera Semeniuc, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. McCormick. 07-20-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1783 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/18/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: NEW BEGINNINGS THERAPY, 405 E. Branch St, Suite 102, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Katie Lynn Zimmerman(1483 Royal Way, Apt. D, San Luis Obispo, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Katie Lynn Zimmerman. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 07-21-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1777 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AMOORE BEAUTY, 662 Upham Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Amanda Nicole Moore(573 Highland Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Amanda Moore. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 07-20-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1788 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TOP DOG’S COFFEE KIOSK, 671 West Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Double Oak Group, LLC(1350 Parkhill Road, Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/ Double Oak Group, LLC. Suzanne Maury, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 07-21-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1779 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/20/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: POZO LACE, 13520 Yvonne Way, Santa Margarita CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Savannah Alysse Williams(13520 Yvonne Way, Santa Margarita CA 93453). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Savannah Williams. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 07-20-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1791 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BROWN’S BARBER SHOP, 3118 N. Main Street, Suite C, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Emily Nicole Smith(361 Java Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Emily Smith. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-24-17. 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. 07-24-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1792 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/24/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CALIFORNIA DOCUMENT ASSISTANTS, ADVANCED LEGAL SERVICES, FAMILY LEGAL DOCUMENT SERVICES, HOSPITALITY COLLABORATOR, ONWARD ARTISTS, STUART PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, 937 Camino Caballo, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Tyler Stuart(937 Camino Caballo, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Tyler Stuart, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-24-17. 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. 07-24-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1803 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/25/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST COMMUNITY PROPERTIES, LLC, 1169 Brighton Ave. Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Central Coast Community Properties, LLC(1169 Brighton Ave. Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/Central Coast Community Properties, LLC. Teresa Downey, Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-25-17. 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. 07-25-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1806 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/13/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: NEXTHOME CENTRAL COAST PROPERTIES, 875 Murray Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Wilcoxson & Company, Inc.(875 Murray Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/Wilcoxson & Company, Inc. Cody Wilcoxson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-25-17. 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. 07-25-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1811 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/16/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ULZI, 872 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. No Pencils, Inc.(872 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) DE. This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/No Pencils, Inc. Elan Timmons, Chief Executive Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-25-17. 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. 07-25-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1815 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KEYS HOME INSPECTIONS, LLC, 905 ½ Spyglass Ct, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Keys Home Inspections, LLC(905 ½ Spyglass Ct, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/Keys Home Inspection, LLC. Steven G. Keyser. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 07-26-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1816 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO DRAFTING AND DESIGN, 860 Clearview Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Jackson Shing Lok Ho(860 Clearview Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Jackson Ho. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 07-26-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the Pismo Beach City Council will hold a regular meeting at City Hall, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach California in the Council Chamber for the following purpose: PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PISMO BEACH ADOPTING NEW FEES FOR PIER MEMORABILIA, ADOPT-A-BENCH OR TABLE, SPECIAL EVENTS, AND A FIRE HYDRANT FLOW TEST EFFECTIVE ON AUGUST 15, 2017 AND ADDING TO THE EXISTING FEE SCHEDULE ADOPTED BY RESOLUTION R-2015-036 You have a right to comment on these projects and their effect on our community. Interested persons are invited to appear at the hearing or otherwise express their views and opinions regarding the proposed projects. An opportunity will be presented at the hearing for verbal comments.Written comments are also welcomed at the hearing or prior to the hearing. Written comments prepared prior to the hearing may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by mail or hand-delivery at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, by fax at (805) 773-7006, or by email at einderlied@pismobeach.org. Staff reports, plans and other information related to these projects are available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA.The meeting agenda and staff report will be available no later than the Thursday before the meeting and may be obtained at City Hall or by visiting www.pismobeach.org. The Council meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20 and streamed on the City’s website. PLEASE NOTE: If you challenge the action taken on these items in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Pismo Beach at, or prior to, the public hearing. Further information on the above items may be obtained from or viewed at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, or by telephone at (805) 773-4657, or by emailing Erica Inderlied, City Clerk, at einderlied@pismobeach.org. Erica Inderlied, City Clerk August 3, 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1817 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: REVERSE HOME LOANS, 725 January Street, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Ben A. Ramos(725 January Street, Nipomo, CA 93444.) This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Ben Ramos. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-26-17. 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. 07-26-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1821 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HOUSE OF ANOTHER TYME BED & BREAKFAST, 227 Le Point St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Judith Anne Zwarg(227 Le Point St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Judith Anne Zwarg. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-26-17. 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. 07-26-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1822 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: NATURAL EDGE, 1786 Fearn Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Jake Whiddon(1786 Fearn Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Jake Whiddon. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 07-26-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1838 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RUNAWAY MINISTRIES, 487 Fair Oaks, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Tyra Donnean McNamara(487 Fair Oaks, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Tyra McNamara, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-27-17. 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. 07-27-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-1636 OLD FILE NO. 2016-1505 BIRCHWOOD GARDEN BARN & HOME, 323 W. Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 0621-2016. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Howdy Arcadio Nunez, Cynthia Natalie Nunez(4652 Appaloosa Trail, Santa Maria, CA 93455) and Lauren Noreen Withers(235 North Navarra Way, Santa Maria, CA 93454). This business was conducted by a General Partnership./s/ Cynthia Nunez, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-05-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By J. Goble, Deputy Clerk. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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NOTICE OF

NOTICE OF

PETITION TO

PETITION TO

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ADMINISTER

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ADMINISTER

ESTATE OF:

ESTATE OF:

ESTATE OF:

ROBERT A. ORLING AkA ROBERT ARTHUR ORLING

ROY ARTHUR VIGNEAULT

WILLARD JEROME BROCkMAN-JORDAN

(AMENDED)

CASE NUMBER:

CASE NUMBER:

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17PR - 0221

16PR 0369

NOTICE OF

17PR - 0218

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: ROBERT A. ORLING aka ROBERT ARTHUR ORLING A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ANTHONY T. ORLING AND TIMOTHY T. ORLING in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that ANTHONY T. ORLING, TIMOTHY T. ORLING 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: October 10, 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: Scott W. Wall Andre, Morris & Buttery 1102 Laurel Lane San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: ROY ARTHUR VIGNEAULT A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SALLY MARKMAN in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that BARRY VANDERKELEN 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: August 22, 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: Patrick Sparks 785 Quintana rd. PMB 135 Morro Bay, CA 93442

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: WILLARD JEROME BROCKMAN-JORDAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARY ANN ERB in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that MARY ANN ERB 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: October 10, 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

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COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SPECIAL MEETING BRIEF

» LEGAL NOTICES CONTINUED FROM PAGE 53

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2017 AT 9:00 AM.

ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

1.Closed Session. Personnel regarding consideration of Public Employee Appointment for the Position of County Administrative Officer. Report out. Open Session. Adjourned Tommy Gong, County Clerk-Recorder and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors By: /s/ Annette Ramirez, Deputy Clerk August 3, 2017

CITY OF PISMO BEACH STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO BIDDERS SEALED BIDS will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, California, until 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, August 24, 2017 as determined by www.time.gov for performing work as follows: CHAPMAN ESTATE ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS – PHASE 2 Project Plans and Specifications are available at the Engineering Division office located at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449. A nonrefundable fee of $50.00 per set will be charged. Electronic Plans and Specifications are available at no charge. Questions will be accepted in writing up to 72 hours before bid closing by emailing Chad Stoehr at cstoehr@pismobeach.org. Questions regarding bid procedure or other non-technical questions can be asked by emailing Erin Olsen at eolsen@pismobeach.org or by calling (805) 773-4656. A mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Please meet promptly at the project site, 1201 Ocean Boulevard. Bidders that do not attend this mandatory pre-bid meeting shall be disqualified from bidding on this project. ERICA INDERLIED, CITY CLERK July 27, 2017 & August 3, 2017

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF MARICOPA In Re the Matter of: KATHLEEN ROMAGNOLI and CARLO ROMAGNOLI Respondent.

NO: FN2014-070514 ORDER TO APPEAR RE: PETITION TO ENFORCE

All parties whether represented by attorneys or not, must be present. If there is a failure to appear, the court may make such orders as are just, including granting the relief requested by the party who does appear.

YOU KATHLEEN ROMAGNOLI ORDERED TO APPEAR IN PERSON AT THE RETURN HEARING RE: PETITION TO ENFORCE DECREE IINFORMATION ABOUT COURT HEARING TO BE HELD: NAME OF JUDICIAL OFFICER: HON. TODD F. LANG DATE AND TIME OF HEARING: AUGUST 21, 2017 @ 1:30 PM PLACE OF HEARING: 14264 W. TIERRA BUENA LANE, SURPRISE, AZ 85374 TIME ALLOTTED FOR HEARING: 30 MIN EVIDENCE AND EXHIBITS WILL NOT be presented at the hearing however TESTIMONY from the parties will be considered. THE MOVING PARTY MUST SERVE COPIES OF THE PETITION AND ALL RELATED DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING THIS ORDER, UPON THE RESPONDING PARTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES 40, 41, 42 AND 91, ARIZONA RULES OF FAMILY LAW PROCEDURE. THE RESPONDING PARTY MAY FILE A RESPONSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 91, ARIZONA RULES OF FAMILY LAW PROCEDURE. COPIES OF THE RESPONSE AND ALL RELATED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SERVED ON THE MOVING PARTY OR MOVING PARTY’S ATTORNEY IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 43, ARIZONA RULES OF FAMILY LAW PROCEDURE. DONE IN OPEN COURT THIS 29th day of June, 2017 /s/ HON. TODD F. LANG July 20, 27, August 3 & 10, 2017

LegaL Notices Notice of Public lieN Sale

The following unit will be sold to satisfy liens against them at a public auction to be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 Unit #424 – James John Horton. Armoir, mattress sets, head/foot board, glow sticks, plastic tub, 1 bog metal rack Sealed bids will be accepted preceding a silent auction at 9:00am to 12:00 noon, Friday, August 4, 2017, at THEATRE DRIVE SELF STORAGE, 2371 THEATRE DRIVE, PASO ROBLES, County of San Luis Obispo, State of California. Bond #0455718. Bids will be taken from 9 AM to 12 NOON (owner has the right to refuse and all bids. Owner has the right to bid.) Highest bidder will be notified by telephone by 1:00 PM the day of the auction. Cash or credit cards only. This is due and payable at the time of removal, which must be completed by 5:00 PM on the day of the auction. July 27, August 3, 2017

Notice of Public lieN Sale

The following units will be sold to satisfy liens against them at a public auction to be held on Friday, August 11, 2017 Notice is hereby given by the undersigned that a public lien sale of the following described personal property will be held. Unit #952 – Esquiel Oropeza, Jr. – 2 suitcases, pictures, entertainment center, plastic bags contents unknown, baby carrier, VHS tapes, small portable fan Unit #463 – Laurel Palmer. Entertainment center, paint, piano, shovel, AC unit, lamps, fans, chair, boxes of misc. unknown contents Unit #804 – Cindy Conn. Many boxes of unknown contents, computer & monitor, rocking chair, 2 tables, sink, 2 rocking horses, armoire, end tables, chairs, love seat, tools. Unit #1036 – Christina Cordova. Many boxes of unknown contents, children’s beds & toys. Sealed bids will be accepted preceding a silent auction at 9:00am to 12:00 noon, Friday, August 11, 2017, at ABBY’S SELF STORAGE 50 ABBY ROAD, TEMPLETON , County of San Luis Obispo, State of California. Bond #0455718. Bids will be taken from 9 AM to 12 NOON (owner has the right to refuse and all bids. Owner has the right to bid.) Highest bidder will be notified by telephone by 1:00 PM the day of the auction. Cash or credit cards only. This is due and payable at the time of removal, which must be completed by 5:00 PM on the day of the auction. August 3,10, 2017

Notice of Sale of Real PRoPeRtY iN Re tHe eState of MaRK aNtHoNY aNaGelo DeceDeNt. caSe No. 17 PR 0114

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that SHERRI SHERMAN ANGELO, as Administrator of the Estate of MARK ANTHONY ANGELO, deceased, will sell at private sale, under the terms and conditions specified below, the real property of the estate situated in the COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO and COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO, State of California, described as follows: 1. Real property located at 544 Ellen Way, San Luis Obispo, California, APN 001041-023 described in attached Exhibit “A”. 2. Real property located at 4215 D Street, Sac-

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ramento, California, APN 0040191-039-0000, described in attached Exhibit “B”.

Notice of tRuStee’S Sale tS No. ca-17-768608bf oRDeR No.: 8699392 Note: tHeRe iS a SuMMaRY of tHe iNfoRMatioN iN tHiS DocuMeNt attacHeD to tHe coPY PRoVi DeD to tHe MoRtGaGoR oR tRuStoR (PuRSuaNt to cal. ciV. coDe 2923.3)

Written offers for this property will be received on or before August 15, 2017, at the Law Office of Robert H. Mott, Attorney for the Co-Administrators, 960 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93401. Sale will be made on this date to the person making the highest and best offer for the property. The terms and conditions for sale are cash, in lawful money of the United States of America, with a deposit of five percent (5%) of the purchase price to accompany the offer and the balance to be paid on close of escrow. The administrator reserves the right to reject any bid. For further information, please contact the attorney for the administrator, Robert H. Mott, at (805) 544-8757. All sales are subject to confirmation by the Superior Court, and no sale may be consummated and no deed may be recorded and delivered to a purchaser until court confirmation has been acquired by the Administrator. Date: July 11, 2017 ./s/ ROBERT H. MOTT, Attorney for Administrator SHERRI SHERMAN ANGELO EXHIBIT “A” THE LAND REFERRED TO HEREIN BELOW IS SITUATED IN THE CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, AND IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: 544 ELLEN WAY, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA That portion of the West half of Section 26, in Township 30 South, Range 12 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian, in the City of San Luis Obispo, County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, as per map thereof on file in the office of the County recorder of said county described as follows: Beginning at a point of the northerly line of Montalban Street (formerly Third Street), distant theron North 89 ° 50’ West, 105 feet from the intersection of said Southerly line with the Westerly line of Hathway Avenue; thence North 0°10’ East and parallel with the Easterly line of Ellen way, 80 feet to the true point of beginning; thence continuing North 0°10’ East and parallel with the Easterly line of Ellen Way, 67.5 feet; thence North 89°50’ West and parallel with the Northerly line of Montalban street (formerly Third Street), 86 feet to the Easterly line of Ellen Way; thence South 0°10’ West along said Easterly line, 67.5 feet; thence South 89°50’ East and parallel with the Northerly line of Montalban (formerly Third Street), 86 feet to the true point of beginning. APN: 001-041-023 EXHIBIT “B” THE LAND DESCRIBED HEREIN IS SITUATED IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO, CITY OF SACRAMENTO, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: 4125 D. STREET, SACRAMENTO, CA Lot 2, as shown on the “Plat of Burlingame Terrace or Brooke Realty Co’s Subdivision No. 108”, recorded in Book 8 of Maps, Map No. 4, records of said County. Excepting therefrom a strip of land lying along the Southerly line of said Lot described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Lot, which said point bears South 66°41’ East 176.18 feet and North 23°17’ East 25.00 feet from a monument marking the center line intersection of 41st and “D” Streets in said City; thence from the point of beginning South 75°28 ¾’ East 51.01 feet to a point on the Easterly line of said Lot 2; thence South 23°19’ West 7.80 feet along the Easterly line of said Lot 2, to the Southeast corner thereof, which said point is located on the Northerly line of said “D” Street; thence North 56°41’ West 50.932 feet along the Northerly line of said “D” Street to the point of beginning. APN: 004-0191-039-0000 July 20, 27, & August 3, 2017

54 • New Times • August 3 - August 10, 2017 • www.newtimesslo.com

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/24/2006. 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 TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): KIMBERLY DAWN POWELL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 4/4/2006 as Instrument No. 2006023394 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California; Date of Sale: 8/24/2017 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: $169,927.58 The purported property address is: 109 PLACENTIA AVE, PISMO BEACH, CA 93449-2005 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 010-292-022 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 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-17-768608-BF . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be re-

LegaL Notices flected 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: 916-939-0772 O r Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-768608-BF IDSPub #0129314 8/3/2017 8/10/2017 8/17/2017

Notice of tRuStee’S Sale tSG No.: 8690381 tS No.: ca1700277101 fHa/Va/PMi No.: aPN: 004-993-023 PRoPeRtY aDDReSS: 3252 JoHNSoN aVeNue SaN luiS obiSPo , ca 93401

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 08/02/2016. 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 08/29/2017 at 11:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 08/09/2016, as Instrument No. 2016038557, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, State of California. Executed by: ROBERT G WAYNE JR, A SINGLE MAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) 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 conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 004-993-023 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3252 JOHNSON AVENUE, SAN LUIS OBISPO , CA 93401 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 of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created 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 $395,830.42. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evi-

LegaL Notices dencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. 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 (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http:// search.nationwideposting.com/ propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1700277101 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. 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. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772NPP0312318 To: NEW TIMES 07/20/2017, 07/27/2017, 08/03/2017

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

LegaL Notices you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIOS despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una repuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted puede usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formuleriors de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su repuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte la podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requistas legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar ias cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo ao una consesion de artitraje en un caso dce derecho civll. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NUMBER: 14PR0274 The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO 901 PARK STREET PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: THOMAS J. PRENOVOST, JR., SBN 77813 KAREL ROCHA, SBN 212413 PRENOVOST, NORMANDIN, BERGH & DAWE 2122 NORTH BROADWAY, SUITE 200, SANTA ANA, CA 92706 Date: 04-13-2017 By:. C. DURAN /s/ Michael Powell, Deputy Clerk AUGUST 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2017 NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE AND OF INTENTION TO TRANSFER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE (U.C.C. 6101 et seq. and B & P 24074 et seq.) Escrow No. 881513-TK Notice is hereby given that a bulk sale of assets and a transfer of alcoholic beverage license is about to be made. The names and addresses of the Seller/Licensee are: ABDULKARIM YOUSEF SAMAAN, 2600 Broad Street, San Luis


LegaL Notices Obispo, CA 93401 The Business is known as: QUCK STOP MARKET The names and addresses of the Buyer/Transferee are: SLO QUICK STOP, INC., 2600 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 As listed by the Seller/Licensee, all other business names and addresses used by the Seller/ Licensee within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the Buyer/Transferee are: None The assets to be sold are described in general as: furniture, fixtures and equipment, tradename, goodwill, lease, leasehold improvement, covenant not to compete and off sale general liquor license #21-49727 and are located at: 2600 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. The kind of license to be transferred is: OFF SALE GENERAL LIQUOR LICENSE #21-439727 now issued for the premises located at: 2600 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 The anticipated date of the sale/ transfer is August 18, 2017 at the office of Unity Escrow, Inc., 3600 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90010. The amount of the purchase price or consideration in connection with the transfer of the license and business, including the estimated inventory, is the sum of $240,000.00, which consists of the following: Checks deposited into escrow... $5,000.00 Demand note to be replaced by buyer in cashier’s check... $235,000.00 TOTAL BEING... $240,000.00 It has been agreed between the Seller/Licensee and the intended Buyer/Transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions Code, that the consideration for the transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dated: July 10, 2017 BUYER: SLO QUICK STOP, INC. By: S/ ISSA ABDULLAH, President SELLER: S/ ABDULKARIM YOUSELF SAMAAN 8/3/17 CNS-3033535# NEW TIMES

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 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 Date: June 29, 2017 /s/: Charles S. Crandall of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27 & Aug 3 2017

LegaL Notices 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

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-1757 OLD FILE NO. 2014-0602 BAY GIFT, 701 Embarcadero, Suite A, Morro Bay, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 03-13-2014. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Xiaoyan Mai(2364 Winnel Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business was conducted by an Individual./s/ Xiaoyan Mai. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-192017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By JF. Brown, Deputy Clerk. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-1820 OLD FILE NO. 2013-0817 HOUSE OF ANOTHER TYME BED & BREAKFAST, 227 Le Point Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 04-08-2013. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Judith Anne Zwarg and John Joseph Tiedemann, Jr.(227 Le Point Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business was conducted by a General Partnership./s/Judith Anne Zwarg. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-26-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By S. Bolden, Deputy Clerk. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

LegaL Notices NOTICE SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): DONALD R. SMITH; HEIRS OF DONALD R. SMITH; AND ALL OTHER PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN OR INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT, ADVERSE TO PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP OR ANY CLOUD UPON PLAINTIFF’S TITLE THERETO, AND DOES 1 THROUGH 50, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): KELLY L. LIPTON, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE AINSLIE TRUST, 1997 CASE NUMBER: 17CV-0403 Notice! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond in 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIOS despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una repuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted puede usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formuleriors de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su repuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte la podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia.

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LegaL Notices Hay otros requistas legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar ias cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo ao una consesion de artitraje en un caso dce derecho civll. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NUMBER: 17CV-0403 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO 1035 Palm Street, Room 385 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Ann Bell Wilson (107424) Wilson & Wilson 960 Toro Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Date: 07-28-2017 By:. A. Mejia /s/ Michael Powell, Deputy Clerk AUGUST 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE

August 13, 2017 A&G Self Storage, 1173 El Camino Real, #B Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, 805481-1300 The contents of unit 19 (9’x10’) and unit 62 (6’x8’) will be sold at auction for nonpayment of rent and other fees. Sealed bids will be accepted until 5 p.m. August 13, 2017. They may be dropped in the mail slot at above address. August 3 & 10, 2017

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(March 21-April 19): In my astrological opinion, your life in the coming days should draw inspiration from the ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia, a six-day bout of revelry that encouraged everyone to indulge in pleasure, speak freely, and give gifts. Your imminent future could (and I believe should) also have resemblances to the yearly Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena, which features a farcical cavalcade of lunatics, like the Shopping Cart Drill Team, the Radioactive Chicken Heads, the Army of Toy Soldiers, and the Men of Leisure Synchronized Nap Team. In other words, Aries, it’s an excellent time to set aside your dignity and put an emphasis on having uninhibited fun; to amuse yourself to the max as you experiment on the frontiers of self-expression; to be the person you would be if you had nothing to lose.

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Before grapes become wine, they have to be cleaned. Then crushed. Then macerated and pressed. The next phase is fermentation, followed by filtering. The aging process, which brings the grapes’ transformation to completion, requires more time than the other steps. At the end, there’s one more stage: putting the wine in bottles. I’d like to compare the grapes’ evolution to the story of your life since your last birthday. You are nearing the end of the aging phase. When that’s finished, I hope you put great care into the bottling. It’s as important as the other steps.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It’s time to reinvent the wheel and rediscover fire, Taurus. In my astrological opinion, you’ll be wasting your time unless you return to the root of all your Big Questions. Every important task will mandate you to consult your heart’s primal intelligence. So don’t mess around with trivial pleasures or transitory frustrations that won’t mean anything to you a year from now. Be a mature wild child in service to the core of your creative powers.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Writing in The Futurist magazine, Christopher Wolf says that the tradition of eating three hearty meals per day is fading and will eventually disappear. “Grazing” will be the operative term for how we get our fill, similar to the method used by cavemen and cavewomen. The first snack after we awaken, Wolf suggests, might be called “daystart.” The ensuing four could be dubbed “pulsebreak,” “humpmunch,” “holdmeal” and “evesnack.” In light of your current astrological omens, Gemini, I endorse a comparable approach to everything you do: not a few big doses, but rather frequent smaller doses; not intense cramming but casual browsing; not sprawling heroic epics but a series of amusing short stories.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): The RIKEN Institute in Japan experiments with using ion beams to enhance plant growth. In one notable case, they created a new breed of cherry tree that blossoms four times a year and produces triple the amount of flowers. The blooms last longer, too, and the trees thrive under a wider span of temperatures. In the next 11 months, Cancerian, you won’t need to be flooded with ion beams to experience a similar phenomenon. I expect that your power to bloom and flourish will be far stronger than usual.

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(July 23-Aug. 22): Leo actor Robert DeNiro once observed that most people devote more energy to concealing their emotions and longings than to revealing them. Is that true about you? If so, the coming weeks will be a favorable time to hide less of yourself and express more. There’ll be relatively little hell to pay as a result, and you’ll get a boost of vitality. Don’t go overboard, though. I’m not suggesting that you unveil every last one of your feelings and yearnings to everyone—just to those you trust. Most importantly, I hope you will unveil all your feelings and yearnings to yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It has almost become a tradition: Each year at about this time, you seem to enjoy scaring the hell out of yourself, and often the heaven, too. These selfinflicted shocks have often had a beneficial side effect. They have served as rousing prompts for you to re-imagine the future. They have motivated and mobilized you. So yes, there has been an apparent method in your madness—an upside to the uproar. What should we expect this time, my dear? A field trip to a crack house or a meth lab? Some fun and games in a pit of snakes? An excursion to the land of bad memories? I suggest something less melodramatic. How about, for example, a frolic with unruly allies in a future paradise that’s still a bit unorganized?

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Are you gearing up to promote yourself and your services? In my astrological opinion, you should be. If so, you could put the following testimonial from me in your résumé or advertisement: “[place your name here] is a poised overseer of nerve-wracking transitions and a canny scout who is skilled at tracking down scarce resources. He/ she can help you acquire the information and enhancements you don’t quite have the power to get by yourself. When conditions are murky or perplexing, this plucky soul is enterprising and inventive.”

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your eyes are more powerful than you realize. If you were standing on a mountaintop under a cloudless night sky with no moon, you could see a fire burning 50 miles away. Your imagination is also capable of feats that might surprise you. It can, for example, provide you with an expansive and objective view of your entire life history. I advise you to seek that boost now. Ask your imagination to give you a prolonged look at the big picture of where you have been and where you are going. I think it’s essential to your discovery of the key to the next chapter of your life story.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Love is your gritty but sacred duty. It’s your prickly prod and your expansive riddle, your curious joy and your demanding teacher. I’m talking about the whole gamut, Capricorn -- from messy personal romantic love to lucid unconditional spiritual love; from asking smartly for what you desire to gratefully giving more than you thought you had. Can you handle this much sweet, dark mystery? Can you grow your intimacy skills fast enough to keep up with the interesting challenges? I think you can.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There’s an eclipse of the moon coming up in the sign of Aquarius. Will it bring bad luck or good luck? Ha! That’s a trick question. I threw it in to see if you have been learning anything from my efforts to redeem astrology’s reputation. Although some misinformed people regard my chosen field as a superstitious pseudo-science, I say it’s an imaginative art form that helps us identify and transform our subconscious patterns. So the wise answer to my earlier question is that the imminent lunar eclipse is neither bad luck nor good luck. Rather, it tells you that have more power than usual to: 1. tame and manage the disruptive and destructive aspects of your instinctual nature; 2. make progress in dissolving your old conditioning; 3. become more skilled at mothering yourself.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): August is Good Hard Labor Month for you Pisceans. It’s one of those rare times when a smart version of workaholic behavior might actually make sense. Why? First of all, it could ultimately lead to a pay raise or new perks. Secondly, it may bring to light certain truths about your job that you’ve been unconscious of. Third, it could awaken you to the fact that you haven’t been trying as hard as you could to fulfill one of your long-term dreams; it might expand your capacity to devote yourself passionately to the epic tasks that matter most. For your homework, please meditate on this thought: Summoning your peak effort in the little things will mobilize your peak effort for the Big Thing. ∆

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