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December 6 - December 13, 2018 VOLUME 33, NUMBER 20

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ace it. You need to buy gifts. Even those of you who did most of your shopping on Black Friday (because you’re crazy) still have someone left to buy for. That’s where we come in. This year, for our annual Last-Minute Gift Guide, we decided to look past the products on the shelves and into the hands of the BREAK OUT The makers. We picked a handful of local artisans greatest gifts for your friends and to highlight, and there are plenty more in SLO family aren’t in County than the ones we found. Get out there some box store; they come from and find utilitarian works of art for your people the hands of a local artisan. to unwrap. It won’t be a mistake [12]. You can also read about the smell that’s got some county residents all worked up [9] ; why the defense attorney in the dog mauling case wants the District Attorney’s Office pulled out of the proceedings [10] ; the positive attitude that will refresh you in By the Sea Productions’ latest show [46]; a trip to SLO Rep to watch this year’s version of A Christmas Story [48] ; and the senior project that Cal Poly students turned into a bi-annual event [56].

This week cover Your guide to gifting local ............... 12

news County pot operation noticing gets an upgrade ...............................9 Dog mauling defense asks for new prosecutor ................ 10

opinion Cal Poly intimidates students .........23

arts STAGE: Anne from Green Gables in Morro Bay ...................................46 STAGE: SLO Rep’s A Christmas Story...........................48

flavor WINE: Students who rock! .............56

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the rest Classifieds.................... 59 Real Estate .................. 59 Brezsny’s Astrology..... 63

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ICE arrested 20-year-old DACA ‘dreamer’ outside of SLO County Jail, family claims

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t happened just after midnight in late October. A 20-year-old man, an undocumented immigrant who’d came to the United States with his mother when he was a few months old, had just been released after spending three months in SLO County Jail on misdemeanor charges. He stepped outside the doors and began to walk toward a car, where family members were waiting to pick him up and take him home to Grover Beach. “As soon as he stepped out, ICE was already waiting for him,” a statement from his mother, Esmeralda, read. “He was arrested and was deported. As a mother, I am devastated.” The young man, identified by the pseudonym “David” for his own protection, was reportedly a participant in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Still, he was deported to Mexico in mid-November, according to Anhai Mendoza, director for the nonprofit Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center. Mendoza said the family is struggling to find a way to help their son. He has no job and doesn’t speak very good Spanish, she said. Under U.S. immigration laws, he won’t be able to come back to the country for at least 10 years. “His mother and father and siblings are all very worried about him,” Mendoza said. “His siblings are younger, and they just don’t understand what’s happened to him.” The story has raised concerns from area immigration activists that ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is targeting individuals released from the SLO County Jail despite recently passed state laws that limit California law enforcement’s ability to cooperate and share information with the controversial federal agency. Speaking to New Times SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson said he was aware of the incident, but said his department had no involvement in

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the young man’s detention or deportation. He also said he did not have any firsthand knowledge that ICE was conducting sweeps or enforcement actions in the jail’s parking lot or the surrounding area. “It’s possible, but if it is happening, it’s not happening in coordination with us,” Parkinson said. Parkinson’s remarks came shortly after a Dec. 4 presentation to the SLO County Board of Supervisors on the department’s relationship with ICE. During the DETAINED AND DEPORTED Reports of a young man being hearing, which was arrested by ICE agents as he left the SLO County Jail have raised required by state law, concerns about the federal agency’s activities in SLO County. Parkinson presented data that indicated his of fingerprints, which all jail inmates— department had little, if any, interaction including those in SLO—are entered into. with the agency since California’s so-called Such information could allow ICE to conduct “sanctuary state” law and other similar enforcement operations against recently legislation went into effect. Between March and released inmates in the community, even November of 2017, the department turned over without direct cooperation or communication 87 inmates to ICE. Since November 2017, that from the Sheriff’s Office. number has been zero. He also said that the “ICE knows they are in our custody … and agency used to fax a foreign-born inmate report they go out into the neighborhoods to find them,” twice daily to ICE, but it has ceased doing that he said. “They [ICE] have done that locally.” as well. Parkinson said that ICE currently had In an email response to questions from New “nearly zero” access to the jail and its inmates. Times about ICE activity outside or near the jail, “They used to be in the jail weekly, and now spokesperson Lori Haley wrote that the agency they are not,” he said. While the Sheriff’s Office says it is following the does not track arrests by county or location. “ICE will target criminal aliens whenever law when it comes to interacting with ICE, local advocates say that it may not be enough. Speakers and however they come to our attention,” Haley wrote. at the hearing noted that the Sheriff’s Office still Activists and progressives have criticized provides release dates and physical descriptions of the increase in arrests and deportations under inmates to the public on its website, information the immigration policies of President Donald they say ICE can use to target undocumented Trump’s administration, which sparked protests immigrants for detention. across the country, including in SLO County, “When local law enforcement gets entangled and prompted some activists and politicians, with ICE, it undermines the community’s including SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon, to call for trust in law enforcement,” SLO resident Judy abolishing ICE. Hornaday said. While the controversy continues, Esmeralda Hornaday and several other residents, some has little hope of seeing her son come back to his members of the newly formed local advocacy family in SLO County. group Allies for Immigration Justice, called on “This separation has hurt our entire family,” the department to end the practice. Parkinson she wrote. “The only thing I can do is pray that said that the department had been posting no mother is torn apart from her child because release dates for all inmates for years in order of deportation.” Δ to help keep victims informed. He also said —Chris McGuinness that ICE had access to a federal database

Fatal accident spurs study of potential closure of El Campo Road intersection

The recent death of a Cal Poly freshman at the El Campo Road intersection on Highway 101, spurred community members to call for urgent short-term and long-term solutions to the hazardous road. At the Dec. 5 San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) meeting in the Board of Supervisors chambers, the council approved a

$30,000 traffic impact analysis of the potential closure of El Campo Road intersection on Highway 101. The room was filled with people wearing black shirts with a photo of Jordan Grant. The firstyear computer science student was killed in a motorcycle crash at the intersection. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Grant was driving his motorcycle on Highway 101 when a BMW was in the process of making an unsafe left turn directly in front of NEWS continued page 7


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him. Grant slid into the left side of the car and was fatally injured. Among the 24 public commenters— including Grant’s parents, James and Becky Grant—were four individuals who gave tearful testimony about how they suffered serious injuries in traffic collisions at the intersection. While the collective comments advocated for the county and Caltrans to stop left turns across the highway or to close the intersection altogether, some commenters said that closing the intersection would eliminate an emergency exit route or inconvenience their daily commute. According to the SLOCOG staff report, collision data from the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System show that from September 2012 through Dec. 31, 2017, 16 collisions occurred, none of which were fatal. In 2018, two collisions occurred with one fatality, Grant’s, occurring on Oct. 7. This isn’t the first time a study has been conducted on the intersection. In a 2011 study, Caltrans assessed the construction of concrete median barriers along the inside shoulders of Highway 101 from the Los Berros Road undercrossing to Traffic Way in Arroyo Grande. An alternative to close the existing intersections was part of the study— including El Campo Road. The alternative was rejected. At the Dec. 5 meeting, Caltrans officials said they are ready to act on a solution, but need local consensus on what that solution is. “Now, we’ll keep coming back every month. Becky and I will be back here attending SLOCOG meetings and any other governmental authorities even Caltrans to make sure that they actually act on the words that were said here,” Grant’s father, James, told the council. “We appreciate that the community has embraced us now; it’s difficult that we’re dealing with the loss of our son, but they’ve stepped forward to help share that loss with us.” —Karen Garcia

County supervisors approve $2 million affordable housing plan

San Luis Obispo County supervisors have agreed in principle on a pilot program that will generate millions of dollars in additional funds for affordable housing, squelching a years-long board stalemate on its stagnant housing policies. The three-year plan involves a mix of new fees, possible taxes, and county contributions that will total $2 million to $4 million each year. Currently, the county only raises $100,000 per year for affordable housing. The revenue will go toward supporting affordable housing projects across the county, whose developers leverage public funds to receive grants and other outside funding. All four supervisors at the Dec. 4 board meeting supported the plan (with 4th District Supervisor Lynn Compton absent), which was developed over several months by a team of local housing organizations and two supervisors. “It’s fair to say we have seen a path forward,” said 2nd District Supervisor Bruce Gibson, who worked with 1st District Supervisor John Peschong on the initiative. “We have a set of options that

VIEWER DISCRETION are going to work if we apply ourselves to it.” The most immediate action the county will take is to increase the fees that are charged to for-profit developers on housing projects— called inclusionary housing fees. The fees have only minimally increased since they were introduced in 2008. To shield “smaller” homes from fees, the first 2,200 square feet of a unit will be exempt. County officials say they’ll generate $1.1 million per year (compared to $1.4 million if the minimum square-footage was set at 1,800 squarefeet). Another near-term funding measure is a vacation rental impact fee. SLO County says its 1,377 vacation rentals could generate $675,000 to $920,000 per year through a $2.73 per night surcharge—the rate in the city of San Diego. That fee would require a nexus study before it can be adopted. Longer-term funding mechanisms include increases to the transient occupancy tax (to generate $1.06 million annually) or sales tax ($2.5 million to $12.5 million); a tax on second homes ($648,000); and an affordable housing bond (up to $140 million). All of these measures would require voters’ approval in an election. As part of the plan, the county will also reform its in-house CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) guidelines “to streamline housing projects,” as well as pursue a “regional infrastructure and housing plan” in coordination with the seven local cities. “I’m grateful for such a robust package of options,” said 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill. “I don’t think there’s anything we can do that’s more important to economic development.” The plan earned effusive support from the housing and economic groups involved in the effort: the Home Builders’ Association of the Central Coast, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, the Housing Authority of SLO and Paso Robles, the SLO County Housing Trust Fund, Habitat for Humanity, the SLO Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Vitality Corporation. Peschong, who, with Gibson, bridged the ideological divide on the politically split Board of Supervisors, tied his support of the plan to the overwhelming community consensus. “Things like this fail in government when the community is not behind it,” Peschong said. “This is a communitywide initiative, and that’s the way this is going to work.” —Peter Johnson

Grover ‘on track’ to meet cannabis tax revenue projections

Cash from the city of Grover Beach’s commercial cannabis businesses is just beginning to roll in, and city officials appear to be satisfied with the initial returns on the city’s newest industry.

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According to a recent financial report to the City Council, Grover Beach took in $120,000 in tax revenue from three cannabis businesses operating in the city between July 1 and Sept. 30, the first quarter of the 2018 fiscal year. Speaking with New Times, City Manager Matthew Bronson said those numbers indicated that the city would likely meets its projection of $700,000 in cannabis tax revenue by the end of the four-quarter fiscal year. “At this point we would say we are on track for meeting that projection,” Bronson said. Currently, the city requires cannabis retailers to pay a 5 percent gross receipts tax, while manufacturing and distribution operations pay a 3 percent tax. Cultivation operations pay $5 per square foot of building area for the first 5,000 square feet, then $10 per square foot after that. Bronson said the first quarter revenue came from three cannabis businesses, including two retail storefronts and one manufacturing operation. Revenues are expected to increase as more cannabis businesses are permitted in the city. The funds from the cannabis tax go into the city’s general fund. Bronson said the money could be used for public safety, street repairs and maintenance, and other key community needs. Grover Beach voters passed the cannabis tax at higher rates in 2016. The City Council voted to lower the taxes in 2018, partly over fears that the rate was too high and would drive away prospective businesses. Bronson said the industry appeared to be happy with the current tax rate. “What we’ve heard is that our tax rates are reasonable and competitive,” he said. “They are in line with other communities around us.” —Chris McGuinness

SLO grapples with proposed sixstory downtown development

After a bowling alley, concert venue, and restaurant/bar fell through for the vacant corner of Chorro and Marsh streets in downtown San Luis Obispo,

owner Jamestown Premier SLO Retail now has something different in mind— and it’s tall. Developers are eyeing a 75-foot, six-story project at 1144 Chorro St. to host ground-floor retail, two stories of office space, and three stories with 55 apartments units. “We took a much broader look at what was really needed in the downtown and what we could do with that property, which is a really key piece of property,” Mark Rawson, an architect on the project, told members of the SLO Architectural Review Commission (ARC) on Dec. 3. Rawson said the developers are looking to move away from “large footprint retail” and instead offer housing and office space, both of which he argued were needs downtown. “One of the things we see that will help keep the downtown healthy is to have a lot of people downtown,” he said. ARC members reviewed conceptual plans for the project on Dec. 3, a preliminary step before it moves through the city’s final approval process. The building includes a brick design from the ground floor to the third and fourth floors, and stucco for the upper floors. Commissioners described the proposed design as “institutional” and asked the developer for several tweaks, like deeper setbacks from the street, to reduce its mass. “The overarching comment was that this prominent location deserves a high-quality design,” Doug Davidson, deputy director of the SLO Community Development Department, told New Times. “There was overlap with major themes: pedestrian activity and engagement, with wider sidewalks, particularly on the corner.” Notably absent from the ARC discussion was the 75-foot height of the building, according to Davidson. It was front-of-mind for residents in attendance and in the few dozen letters submitted to the city. “What worries me is that this building, this height will be the tipping point for new projects downtown,” resident Dave Hannings said. “Over many years, SLO has a long, fortunate history of buildings that are interesting. Many have been NEWS continued page 8

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County gets $3 million loan for stormwater project in Oceano The U.S. Department of Agriculture is lending San Luis Obispo County money to help build a stormwater system in Oceano and prevent flooding on Highway 1. The $3 million loan will go toward installing a drainage system at the corner of Highway 1 and 13th Street. In an email to New Times, SLO County Public Works Deputy Director Dave Flynn said that a large pond forms at the intersection, affecting local businesses and traffic. “Rainfall runoff accumulates in the intersection to depths of 1 to 2 feet, even in moderate storms, then slowly drains through a pipe under the Pismo-Oceano Vegetable Exchange packing shed on the south side of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks,” he said.

After moderate rainfall, Caltrans routinely closes Highway 1, Flynn said, detouring traffic onto adjoining local streets for hours—sometimes days— around the water at the intersection. The project will create new drainage inlets and transfer the drainage through underground piping to a new concrete sedimentation basin. The entire project will cost approximately $6 million, half has already been accrued: $1.2 million from Caltrans, $1.33 million in State Highway Account funds through San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, and $700,000 in federal Community Development Block Grants as allocated by the Board of Supervisors. The $3 million from the USDA loan will close the gap on construction costs. “The funding gap was a major hurdle to get the project moving forward and the USDA’s loan program has made this project a reality to get to construction,” Flynn said. The project is scheduled to be advertised for construction bids in late January 2019, he said, and awarded to the successful bidder in April 2019. The USDA recently announced a total of $1.2 billion in loans, through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program, to help rebuild and improve 235 water and environmental infrastructure projects in 46 states. ∆ —Karen Garcia


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s SLO County continues to work on its cannabis regulations, North and South County residents voice their concerns over cannabis cultivation in their backyards. At a Nov. 29 SLO County Planning Commission meeting, commissioners discussed a request for a conditional use permit to establish 1 acre of outdoor cannabis cultivation on a property in Paso Robles. The project proposal included trimming and packaging of the cannabis product onsite. During public comment, resident Larry Fluer said he supports the project overall, but because he will be the site’s neighbor, he has concerns with potential odor and the impact the site will have on his property and property value. “I don’t have a particular hardship with having cannabis cultivation in the area, but I’d like to have controls that meet the intent of what the ordinance is trying to accomplish,” Fluer said of the county’s cannabis cultivation ordinance, which is in the process of being amended. He asked that the commission consider an odor control plan for outdoor grows. While odor control plans are required for indoor cannabis cultivation, they aren’t for outdoor cultivation sites. There

is a buffer zone required between the property with the outdoor cultivation operation and its neighbors. Planning Commissioner Don Campbell said that the county has an expert who can help cultivators stop odors from escaping an enclosed area, but that it’s almost impossible to stop odors outdoors so he wasn’t sure what more the commission could do. In November 2017, the SLO County Board of Supervisors adopted a permanent cannabis land use ordinance that would allow 141 cultivators to apply for growing permits this year—if they successfully registered with the county in 2017. Pot growers would be able to operate outdoor cultivation on a 10-acre site zoned as agricultural or a 50-acre one zoned as rural land—it is not allowed on industrial or residential rural zoned land. Indoor cultivation is limited to sites on 10 acres of agricultural, 20 acres of residential rural, or 50 acres of rural zoned land—it’s not allowed in industrial zones. During a quarterly cannabis update in July of this year, the board directed staff to prepare amendments to the ordinance in two phases. The first phase went before the SLO Planning Commission on Nov. 8.

The discussion included proposed amendments to cannabis processing facilities, transportation, hoop and shade structures, fencing and screening, outdoor lighting, enforcement monitoring, noticing requirements, use of a residence, and legal access. According to the current ordinance, outdoor cannabis cultivation has to be approximately 300 feet from the property line of the site or public right-of-way, whichever is closest. It must also be set back at least 50 feet from the upland extent of vegetation and 100 feet from any wetland. Indoor cannabis cultivation is set back 100 feet from any existing offsite residences, swimming pools, patios, or other living areas of separate ownership. Nipomo resident Thomas Ryan said during public comment that he lived downwind from several cannabis growers. “Over the past year, I’ve experienced dozens of instances when the stench of cannabis has overcome my property,” Ryan said. “On several occasions the stench has come into my home because I left the window open.” Public comment consisted of similar concerns with odor, the close proximity of cannabis cultivation in residential areas, fencing around cannabis cultivation sites, and a lack of notification with cannabis projects. In an email to New Times, County Planning and Building Department Deputy Director Robert Fitzroy said that county staff proposed expanding the area around a new cultivation operation where noticing is required. At its Nov. 18 meeting,

the Planning Commission passed the proposal, which will go before the Board of Supervisors for final adoption on Dec. 11. Chris Cobey, the vice chair of the Templeton Area Advisory Group (TAAG), spoke to planning commissioners during the Nov. 8 ordinance amendments hearing. TAAG deals with development issues in the Templeton and North County communities. Cobey, speaking as a resident and not on behalf of the advisory group, reiterated the comments about inadequate notices for residents living near proposed cannabis cultivators. “As the commission well knows, land use decisions can provoke strong feelings. This proposed revision helps mitigate these reactions and assists noticed recipients to better understand proposed projects and reach solutions working together,” Cobey said. Fitzroy told New Times that cannabis legislation is still in its early stages. “We are working with the industry and the public to make sure we understand the needs and to ensure all parties are heard and the laws are understood,” he said. As of Dec. 3, the county has approved four land use permits for cultivation, two of which were appealed to the Board of Supervisors and two are still within the two-week appeal window. Seven more are slated for hearings before the end of the year, and 84 applications don’t have hearing dates scheduled yet. ∆ Staff writer Karen Garcia can be reached at kgarcia@newtimesslo.com.

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hen her client finally faces a jury in a criminal trial in SLO County Superior Court, defense attorney Melina Benninghoff hopes the opposing prosecutor won’t be someone from the SLO District Attorney’s Office. For the second time since her client, former Grover Beach police officer Alex Geiger, was charged with manslaughter and other felonies in connection with a 2016 dog mauling that left one person dead and another injured, Benninghoff is asking a judge to hand the case’s prosecution to the California Attorney General’s Office. “I just want my client to be treated fairly,” Benninghoff said. Geiger was charged after the police-trained Belgian Malinois, Neo, he privately owned escaped from his home and mauled 85-yearold Grover Beach resident Betty Long in December 2016. The dog injured Long and killed her neighbor, David Fear, when he attempted to intervene and stop the attack. In court documents, Benninghoff alleged that the DA’s Office intentionally tried to obstruct Geiger’s defense by interfering with attempts to interview some witnesses in the case. The DA’s Office denied that it intentionally

meddled with the case, and wants to proceed with prosecuting Geiger. According to Benninghoff, a private investigator she hired to help work on Geiger’s case contacted officers in the Grover Beach Police Department and the Exeter Police Department—where Geiger worked prior to moving to the Central Coast—in an attempt to set up interviews. Speaking under oath at an Oct. 11 hearing, that investigator, Bryan Pinto, said he was told by both departments that the officers would need to ask permission from the SLO County DA’s Office before they would submit to an interview. At the hearing, Benninghoff raised concerns that the DA’s Office may have directed both departments to ask permission before submitting to such interviews, something it’s not allowed to do. “I am concerned that the District Attorney’s Office is, for some reason, is thwarting my ability to conduct a defense,” she said at the hearing. At the same October hearing, SLO County Deputy District Attorney Stephen Wagner and the DA Office’s own investigator, Michael Hoier, both denied issuing any such directive to officers in either department. In his sworn testimony,

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Hoier said that he was contacted separately by a sergeant with the Exeter Police Department and a Grover Beach police officer who told him they’d received a request for an interview by Geiger’s defense. In both cases, Hoier said he told them that he couldn’t give them any advice on whether to accept or decline an interview, and that the decision was up to them. Wagner said he later drafted an email to Grover Beach Police Chief John Peters stating that officers could request that interviews be recorded and that they could also bring their reports with them to interviews, but he didn’t couch it as a directive. “I did nothing in that email to suggest that we, as the DA’s Office, are gatekeepers,” he said. As a precautionary measure, Judge Jacquelyn Duffy directed the DA’s Office to draft a written notice to both departments advising them that they did not have to seek permission prior to being interviewed. On Oct. 12, SLO County Assistant District Attorney Eric Dobroth sent a memorandum to all of the county’s law enforcement agencies, as well as other allied departments, stating that the office “cannot and will not” direct law enforcement or any other witnesses to accept or decline an interview by a defense counsel. Benninghoff also accused the DA’s Office of improperly trying to set parameters and conditions on a planned interview with two other witnesses from the county’s Animal Services Division. As evidence, she pointed to a Sept. 17 email from Wagner in which he

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he Knights of Columbus of Saint Williams Catholic Church in Atascadero has developed something of a reputation here in SLO County for throwing rockin’ fundraising concerts that benefit local nonprofits. Be sure to catch the latest bash: a holiday concert on Dec. 8 featuring The Bow Ties Bluegrass Band at Atascadero Pavilion on the Lake. All proceeds from the show will benefit Transitional Food and Shelter, an organization dedicated to helping the medically fragile homeless population in North County. General admission tickets are $30 on my805tix.com, and for an extra $20 you’ll get the chance to meet the band members over hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The Bow Ties are award-winning musicians who play foot-stomping and intricate bluegrass. “They’ll have everyone enjoying themselves real quick,” said Orlando Gallegos, president of Transitional Food and Shelter and an organizer of the event. It’s all for a great cause. For the past 20 years or so, Transitional Food and Shelter has helped provide shelter, counseling, and other services to the homeless at their most vulnerable moments. As Gallego explained, the way it typically works is the nonprofit is contacted by another organization, like Twin Cities Hospital, connecting them to a client in need. “It involves primarily individuals who are, say, exiting a hospital, have minimal

resources, if any, are unable to take care of themselves medically, and have no place to go,” Gallego said. Then the group offers short-term housing to the individual(s) either in apartments that they rent or in a motel, and provides them with an around-theclock case worker who makes sure they have food, are taking their medication, and are generally making progress. “We shepherd them through until they’re well enough to care for themselves,” he said. “We are a transition point. It could be as short as a few days or as long as several months.” In addition to this service, Transitional Food and Shelter is also the driver behind a warming center in Atascadero, where homeless individuals and families can stay during inclement winter weather. This winter’s warming center recently opened at Saint Williams Church in its parish hall. Community members can donate meals and other needed items for the shelter. “We’ll have anywhere from 40 to 60 individuals. Sometimes we’ll have families,” Gallego said. “We’re able to provide a warm, safe, and dry space, as well as just simply an environment of compassion.” Gallego warned against stereotyping the homeless—you never know who somebody is or why they’ve fallen down on their luck. One client he mentioned used to be an engineer at Apple Computers under thenCEO Steve Jobs. Then, one day, he walked

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CHARITY JAMS The Bow Ties Bluegrass Band will play a concert at the Atascadero Pavilion on the Lake on Dec. 8. All proceeds from the event will benefit Transitional Food and Shelter, a nonprofit serving the homeless in North County.

into a homeless shelter in Atascadero. “Individuals like him, in a friendly atmosphere that has well-defined discipline, actually thrive,” Gallego explained. “We try to help people start a new beginning, so to speak.” Sound like a good destination for your $30? Then enjoy some lakeside bluegrass, holiday cheer, and warm company on Dec. 8. Local wines, desserts, art, and other artisan items will also be available at the event via a silent auction and raffle. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the VIP meet-and-greet with the Bow Ties starts at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are also available through Transitional Food and Shelter and the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce. Call (805) 441-4896 for more information.

Fast facts • The Arroyo Grande Rotary Club is holding its 11th annual Christmas and Holiday Sing-Along on Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Clark Center at 4 p.m. “Attendees

will be able to enjoy great regional music and performing groups while also joining their family and friends in singing all their favorite Christmas and holiday songs,” a club press release stated. Net proceeds will benefit local school music and arts programs. • The Christmas HUB is now open at the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, where shoppers can find products like olive oil, vinegar, spices and seasonings, and coffee made by local businesses. Call (805)466-2044 for more information. • The SLO Chamber of Commerce has hired a new CEO, Jim Dantona, who starts on Jan. 2. Dantona previously served as chief of staff for Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez. He’ll be introduced to the community on Jan. 19 at the annual Chamber dinner and on Jan. 24 at the Good Morning SLO breakfast. ∆ Assistant Editor Peter Johnson wrote this week’s Strokes and Plugs. Send tidbits to strokes@newtimesslo.com.

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rt doesn’t need to hang on your wall, just like the gifts you give this year don’t need to suck. You can buy presents from local artisans that the special someones in your life can do more than look at— those one-of-a-kind gifts that an artist painstakingly sewed, stamped, or painted just for your friend or family member to utilize. And just for you, we’ve combed through Etsy, Facebook, Instagram, and the interwebs to find some crafty creators who could be your neighbors. For this year’s Last Minute Gift Guide, New Times editorial staff is highlighting just a few for your viewing pleasure. Don’t like what you see? There’s more. Way more. Do a Google search. Walk through one of the many downtowns in San Luis Obispo County. Find something truly unique, local, and handcrafted. You’ll be glad you did. —Camillia Lanham

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studio was available, he found that it was left vacant and without equipment. He spared no time in sprucing the place up and creating a space to showcase and sell his art as well as a place were he could teach others to create their own blownglass pieces. If you have a family member or friend who loves hands-on gifts, Dandurand hosts a one-on-one class, all supplies included, for people to create either a vase or a bowl. All you need to bring is your creative energy. Classes typically take about 45 minutes to an hour. If you’re looking for a gift you’ll be able to wrap in a colorful box complete with red ribbon, Dandurand suggests his wide variety of ornaments, jewelry, sculptures, paperweights, or magnets. His most popular item is a blown-glass nail file. “It’s a great stocking stuffer because they never wear out, [are] waterproof, and start at $6,” he said. “People will buy one and won’t come back for a long time for a replacement.” His stock of goods is carefully made with brightly chosen colors that come together as Dandurand creates each piece. ➼ The glass studio is located at 2180 Old Creamery Road, Harmony. Hours are Monday though Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. —Karen Garcia

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Oak leaves dance on tan leather wallets. Outlines embossed in green created from the real thing, which was wiped down with dye and pressed up against naked hide until the pattern emerged. “And each time, it’s a one-shot deal, kind of like a fossil,” leathersmith Finn Hansen says. It’s one of the newest creations that he’s stocking The Leather Shop in Morro Bay with. Hansen’s apprentice, Nami, shapes and stamps a child’s belt in the open workshop space while a family waits and watches. The Leather Shop repairs and restores leather as well as crafts custom pieces, which Hansen said can run anywhere from $5 to $5,000, depending on how large and intricate the design is. “We’re a lot like the old ’70s leather shops,” Hansen says. “We don’t have just one thing. … We kind of just do a lot of stuff.” The Leather Shop has been his since 2002, when he purchased it from the previous owner, who he apprenticed under. Hansen’s custom orders are booked out until March 2019, but the store is stocked with jackets, purses, coin pouches, belts, knife sheathes, journals, and more. The pieces range from basic to intricate designs made up of muted leather tones or bright colors. A red fox hides behind the green GIFT GUIDE continued page 17

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into his leather art. These are pieces Hansen says he can take his time with, only making four or five of each before moving on. He laughs and says he just can’t help it. “I have an obsession,” he says. “If I didn’t have this business, I would just be working on filling up a garage with things I don’t use.” ➼ Visit The Leather Shop at 880 Morro Bay Blvd. in Morro Bay from 9ish a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Check the shop out on Instagram @finnsleathershop or call (805) 772-0255 for more information. —Camillia Lanham

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Stromsoe explained. “I’m currently on a loop video at the Clinton Presidential Library—one of six artists chosen to represent American craft artists—as well as having my work displayed as part of the White House Collection of American Craft. I’ll also be featured in an exhibit at LA’s Craft in America Center, representing California artists, which opens this month. In the latest news, we applied—after a 20-year hiatus—to the Smithsonian Craft Show and were accepted. Now what? It’s difficult to get back to Washington, D.C., with a booth (we don’t even own one anymore!) and

all our gear and work. We’ve got a couple weeks to make a decision.” His work has also been featured in The Renwick Gallery MCI Collection and The Oakland Museum Permanent Collection. He’s constantly working on private commissions, though he does have various pieces in stock for immediate purchase. He and his wife, Lisa, own and manage Stromsoe Studios, tucked in the hills between Cayucos and Cambria, which is only open by appointment. ➼ Silversmith Randy Stromsoe’s studio in the hills on the North Coast is open by appointment only. Visit stromsoestudios. com for more info or call (805) 237-8632. —Glen Starkey IN THE STUDIO Tucked in the hills between Cayucos and Cambria, metalsmith Randy Stromsoe’s studioworkshop turns out one-of-akind pieces that will be featured on the PBS series Craft in America and in video format in the Clinton Presidential Library.

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ONESIE Paso Robles resident Angela DiMauro handcrafts clothes, like this onesie, using organic fabric for infants and toddlers. Her pieces are available online under her moniker, Little Quills Clothing.

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When Angela DiMauro had a baby a few years ago, it wasn’t the only “first” for her at the time. The Paso Robles resident also started sewing, learning from her aunt and crafting little outfits for her young one, as well as other family members. After her first few creations, DiMauro knew that this was a hobby that

could grow into something a little bit more. “I was like, hey, I’m kind of good at this!” DiMauro said, with a laugh. A few years and hundreds of etsy.com sales later, DiMauro’s handmade pieces are selling like hotcakes from her online moniker, Little Quills Clothing. Using organic fabrics, DiMauro sews all her infant and toddler clothes herself. Most of her offerings are onesies, though she has some shirts, pants, and hoodies available. The designs are truly creative and fun. One hoodie on sale is themed after the Mario video games, featuring the adorable “Toad” character over a baby blue background, with flowers, stars, and clouds scattered all around. There’s also a pink onesie with a sheepish-looking sheep alongside the words, “Be Kind,” GIFT GUIDE continued page 19

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and several other colorful onesies with dinosaurs, elephants, foxes, elk, bananas, flowers, and more. “I used to do a lot of different styles but then onesies were a best seller, so I kind of honed in on that,” DiMauro explained. Her clothes are available in different sizes for different ages. Each piece is made to order, with a one-to-two-week shipping time, but DiMauro said she’s working on beating that time for the holidays. Local pickup is also an option, if you ask. “I’m pretty quick,” she said. Over the past few years, DiMauro’s

picked up an Instagram following of more than 2,000 people, and her Etsy page boasts an average five-star review for 569 sales. She said she enjoys staying within her niche of baby clothes. “It’s small and easy. I can do them fast,” DiMauro said. “As adults we are all funny shapes, and babies are all pretty much the same shape.” ➼ Find Angela DiMauro’s clothing creations at etsy.com/shop/ littlequillsclothing. Pieces range from $18 to $38 and are handcrafted in Paso Robles. —Peter Johnson

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Sometimes, there’s no better way to show someone you care than to give them a handmade artisan gift. When it comes to beautiful and functional pottery, locals need look no further than Back Bay Pottery in Los Osos. Ceramic Artist Christine Silbaugh has been handcrafting and selling her pottery since 2011. Silbaugh discovered her love of working with clay after taking ceramics classes. Her husband, who is in the construction industry, eventually built her a studio, and she began selling her work at local arts and crafts shows. She started her business after two of her friends with successful online businesses of their own encouraged her to take the leap. Silbaugh doesn’t use mass production techniques or molds, so each item she sells is made by hand from start to finish.

“They are uniquely one-ofa-kind pieces,” Silbaugh said. “It’s really a labor of love.” She lovingly labors over everything from kitchenware like cups, bowls, and butter holders to home décor like doorbell plates and yarn bowls. One of her most popular items, ceramic numbers for displaying home addresses, were recently featured in HGTV Magazine. Back Bay pieces are easy to spot; Silbaugh uses bright colors and lots of texture in her work, a style she likes to describe as “modern organic.” “I’m a local, born and raised here,” she said. “I was inspired GIFT GUIDE continued page 20

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Home is where the heart is might be a cliché, but the saying rings true for SLO-based potter Kenny Standhardt as his Oceanaire Drive residence houses multiple loves of his life. Kenny and his husband, Mark; their dog, Sweet Pea; and cats, Bumble and Clover, share their living space with Kenny’s pottery studio. Although Standhardt Studio is open 24/7 online at Kenny’s Etsy page, the artist only opens up his home studio to the public by appointment and for special events, including his upcoming Holiday Pottery Sale on Dec. 8 and 9. “I really enjoy having people visit my home to see what is involved in my process,” Standhardt said. “To see people holding my work in their hands and exploring all the details.”

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Standhardt specializes in “church key pottery,” a form of folk pottery he developed himself over the past two decades. Most of his repertoire is made up of tableware vessels including bowls, tumblers, mugs, and vases. All of Standhardt’s vessels are made of tough stoneware and are oven, dishwasher, and microwave safe. Every year around the holidays, Standhardt releases a line of special star ornaments just in time for the giftgiving season. “They come gift boxed and ready for a housewarming present or to mail to loved ones,” Standhardt said. “Each star is individually made by eye and hand. No two are ever identical, just like a snowflake.”

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Apart from the shapes of the ornaments themselves, careful eyes should be able to spot Standhardt’s star designs in his tableware items as well, a distinct pattern the artist has retained since first taking up pottery as a teenager. “They [the holiday stars] were inspired by the detail star I put on every piece of pottery I make,” Standhardt said. “I have strived over the years to have the unseen areas of my work finished as fine as the initially seen.” ➼ Get starry eyed at standhardtstudio. com or etsy.com/shop/standhardtstudio. The studio at 1463 Oceanaire Dr. in San Luis Obispo is open during the Holiday Pottery Sale, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Δ —Caleb Wiseblood


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BY MAYA ROMMWATT

Warned for free speech Cal Poly needs to stop intimidating peaceful students

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ast spring, several students at Cal Poly were subjected to a formal investigation for peacefully singing at the school’s career fair. The students, organized under the SLO Peace Coalition, sat in front of a booth staffed by Raytheon and sang an anti-war song to bring attention to the deep ties between their school, the weapons manufacturer, and the deaths of innocent civilians around the world. After fewer than 20 minutes, the students stood up and left the building. They skillfully put Cal Poly’s educational philosophy of “learn by doing” into practice and exercised their First Amendment rights. Rather than support the students’ right to free speech, as the school claimed it was doing in the case of a student who wore blackface just weeks before, Cal Poly swiftly moved to frighten the students with possible disciplinary action. Only after national attention and public

support from the Cal Poly chapter of the California Faculty Association did the school back down and issue a formal finding that no violation of the student code of conduct had occurred. Undeterred, the SLO Peace Coalition harnessed momentum generated by the campus administration’s naked attempt at intimidation. On Oct. 4, 2018, the coalition once again peacefully disrupted business as usual at the Cal Poly Career Fair, peacefully gathering in front of Raytheon’s booth to protest arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the U.S.-backed war on Yemen. They were confident they had done nothing wrong, as the school had declared the previous spring. But once again, Cal Poly’s Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities has aggressively targeted them with a renewed formal warning, citing a violation of the time, place, and manner policy they claimed the students did not violate just five months prior. What has changed? The policy has not changed. Why is Cal Poly afraid of five students exercising their right to free speech? The students have not harmed other students. They have not harmed teachers. They have not disrupted

Rather than support the students’ right to free speech, as the school claimed it was doing in the case of a student who wore blackface just weeks before, Cal Poly swiftly moved to frighten the students with possible disciplinary action. HODIN

learning. They have contributed to it. Is it possible that Cal Poly is afraid five singing students will harm the school’s cozy relationship with companies that make missiles that kill children on the other side of the planet? Cal Poly’s response to peacefully singing students is an act of violence. The department tasked with protecting students is outrageously employing intimidation tactics against them to protect the school’s ties to war profiteers. Instead of creating a nurturing learning environment, the school has: • Moved to silence free speech on campus. • Used formal investigations as an intimidation tool. • Created a learning environment filled with emotional stress. • Lashed out at teachers who have expressed support of the students involved. • Made it clear students are less important than war profiteering donors. This debacle is but one example of how the war machine trickles down through our institutions and everyday lives. By prioritizing the comfort of Raytheon, which rakes in billions from weapons sales annually, Cal Poly is inflicting violence on its own students and the world. The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities should drop its baseless investigation against the singing students immediately. ∆ Maya Rommwatt is a national organizer with CODEPINK. Send comments through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com or write an opinion for publication and email it to letters@newtimesslo.com.

Letters Shredder: If you’re so upset, do something about it

Well hello my shred-ness. Just read the “First step” (Nov. 29). I know you have a couch, so would you please (because your concern about the homeless people is just so convincing) let the belligerent alcoholic lady that sleeps around and on my place of work—leaving her feces, urine, and garbage—stay at your home. Perhaps if all the people who express their concerns about the homeless would shelter just one of them, that would bring down the population by at least a hundred. Now, there are a few who would actually make an attempt to better themselves if given the chance. However the majority are alcoholics and addicts. Meth seems to be the addiction of choice around the area I live in. Mental health? Hell yes that’s a problem. Why? Because meth eats your brain. I know of a person who had a great job at Vandenberg Air Force Base, started using meth, and within a year is pushing around a baby stroller with his belongings. Bad choices more than anything is the reason this has become such a problem. And, as most of you know, shelters have rules, and a lot of them don’t want rules. You mentioned that about 6,300 homeless people in California are sexual predators and that it’s only “roughly 5 person of the homeless population.” And that is “not exactly a congregation.” Oh my friend, I would bet that there are a LETTERS continued page 24

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lot of pastors, deacons, and other types of religious leaders who would love to have 6,300 people in their congregation. I know! Why don’t you start a shelter for the sexual predators in SLO? My brother was basically homeless but that was his choice, unless his drug sales were down and he needed money or food and then the phone call would come … “Hey bro … you got … I could borrow? … Can I stay?” Geez, I could go on and on. Anyway, just sayin’. Merry Christmas. Stay warm! Randy Gil San Luis Obispo

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Just a few years ago, the county was giving bonus checks to department heads and full-time workers that were based on their salary, so those that made more got more. Part-time workers, quite possibly those that could use it the most, weren’t included. When I called and asked about it, I was told that the amount, overall, didn’t have an effect on the county budget. Why is it that small savings in our lives are always promoted as a way to achieve a long-term financial stability but when it comes to government, it’s “not a significant amount”? I was also told that the current salaries of department heads are relative to what Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Los Angeles, etc., are paid. So why not use that same thinking for paying lower-level county employees? The county can last without a department head for a long time but won’t last one day without loyal rank-and-file employees. Paul M. Scott San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo County’s bicycle obsession

San Luis Obispo County’s Board of Supervisors and its seven city councils have an overwhelming obsession for bicyclists. The multi-million-dollar cost of creating bike lanes on Price Canyon Road, 75-plus miles of bike paths, and the many bike rallies are evidence of this. These cost the taxpayers money for police and safety concerns. All of this would be fine if the bicyclists actually paid for a substantial portion of the cost associated with the above activities. Bicyclists in the county should register their bikes annually and pay a substantial fee to help defer the growing cost to county taxpayers on their behalf. These fees are an opportunity for the biking community to pay their fair share. SLO city’s website states, “As a bicycle-friendly community, the city of SLO is leaving a positive footprint on the environment by encouraging commuters to shift from motor vehicles to bicycles, reducing the number of vehicle trips and miles traveled in the community, reducing traffic congestion, and improving air quality.” Don’t hold your breath on this one. It’s time for the bicycles to be registered and pay. Philip Mordaunt San Luis Obispo

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Racano got who should apologize to whom wrong

It is Mr. Racano (“Deja poo,” Nov. 29) that should apologize to Ms. Stedjee and the hundreds of grassroots people who have worked hard, spent precious time and money to bring a rational replacement for the absurdly expensive and illogical proposed sewer treatment plant that will drive residents from their homes. Ms. Stedjee’s opinion took issue with the Shedder’s specious and sarcastic exaggeration: “The city of Morro Bay has been trying to get a new wastewater reclamation facility built because apparently it’s not cool to let raw sewage run into the Pacific Ocean” (“Trouble right here in Morro Bay,” Nov. 15). Most thinking persons would have taken that statement for what it was. Mr. Racano appears to have taken it literally, in opposition to Ms. Stedjee’s rebuttal, as an opportunity for a self-aggrandizing lecture on his past (and laudable) efforts in Southern California; however it misses Ms. Stedjee’s point. Ms. Stedjee was trying to refute one aspect of the misinformation and propaganda that the city has based its justification for a project that is so complex, expensive, unproven, and disastrous to the city’s finances, residents, and many businesses when better, less costly options were summarily dismissed. It seems the Shedder has drunk the city’s toxic wine. The tenor of the Shedder’s opinion was entirely sarcastic, demeaning Morro Bay citizen “white retirees” as whining, but wealthy, selfish hedonistic misers balking at paying a measly 41 bucks to clean up everyone’s ocean. In reality, the $41 is on top of five years of rate increases that will result in an average monthly minimum bill of $191. And that estimate comes before any shovel has broken the ground! I have great respect and appreciation for Mr. Racano’s work for the voiceless inhabitants of this planet, that is why I am shocked and incensed at his vehement public attack on Ms. Stedjee, who does not want raw or any form of sewage in the ocean any more than Mr. Racano does. He unwittingly has aided and abetted the proponents of the proposed sewer project, which will only benefit the Tri-W Corporation and those who might financially profit from it. Nancy Bast Morro Bay LETTERS continued page 25


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Why the armory is a bad idea for a shelter

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recent editorial in New Times castigated the Atascadero City Council for declining to request that the National Guard Armory located adjacent to downtown Atascadero be used as a warming shelter this winter (“The first step,” Nov. 29). The Shredder only gave half the story, leaving out significant information that you deserve to hear. Atascadero has been a leader in the county helping the displaced, the homeless, and transients over the last 30 years. When the city of San Luis Obispo was still arguing about where a homeless shelter should be built or even if a location could be found in the city, Atascadero was in its third decade of caring for others via the El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO), which is staffed by volunteers and funded primarily by private donations. I found the editorial’s comments galling as just a few years ago when a local citizen who had been providing shelter for displaced persons on his SLO/Los Osos Valley Road property, an army of code enforcement officers descended upon his property to shut down his operation. He’d been doing this for years without city assistance, but complaints from neighbors motivated the city to respond. The property owner faced legal consequences, even the loss of his property if he didn’t comply. While Atascadero has led the county in sheltering disadvantaged people, some cities re-direct their transient population to Atascadero. Consequently, the ECHO

shelter is at maximum capacity. It also has rules, such as no weapons, illegal drugs, or alcohol permitted on the premises; once you are admitted, you are inside for the night. Occupants agree to not leave the shelter once admitted until the morning to prevent clandestine substance abuse and to not generate problems for neighbors. A result of this security policy, which has worked well for ECHO and its volunteer staff, is that a significant number of local transients, for safety reasons, are turned away due to inebriation, possession of contraband, or severe issues of mental instability. It is this group that a local volunteer group wished to house in the Atascadero National Guard Armory. First, the armory is located in a designated (by city ordinance) “drug free zone,” which was established at the request of parents of school children more than two decades ago. It hasn’t stopped violations, but it does provide a tool for local police to keep a lid on drug abuse near schools and youth activities. Transient drug abuse adjacent to the City Hall has become so severe that the city was forced to place sharps containers in City Hall ground-floor restrooms used by transients to clean up but also to dispose of their hypodermic needles in bathroom trash cans. Second, the armory is directly adjacent to the Atascadero Middle School, the Fine Arts Academy, the city youth center (officially designated as the

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recovery team, there has been a remarkable recovery of the southern sea otter population, and this is just one of the countless species that have flourished due to the Endangered Species Act. There is still much work to be done. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that there are currently 1,465 animals and 947 plants that fall under the category of threatened or endangered. The state of California has recognized the need for the continued support of the act and has implemented additional protections for species facing the greatest threats. As we embark on the 45th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, it is important to recognize that science has had a positive impact on public policy. It is critical that as a state we continue to use science and data to inform policy decisions, as this is how we ensure a healthy and sustainable California. State Sen. Bill Monning Carmel

The 45th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act From generations of science and research, the United States has shaped meaningful public policy, and this month I am excited to recognize the 45th anniversary of the United States Endangered Species Act. On Dec. 27, 1973, President Richard Nixon signed the act into law to protect and revive critical animal and plant species from extinction, and it has had notable success. The act’s strong protections have allowed scientists to work to stabilize species that are integral to our ecosystem and, in 2013, the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) noted that due to the Endangered Species Act, there is a 98 percent survival rate of species classified as threatened or endangered. California has directly benefited from the enactment of the act. In the 19th century, fishers hunted the southern sea otter for their dense warm fur. What was not apparent at the time was that these marine mammals are vital to the health of the ocean. The southern sea otters were hunted and on the brink of extinction when, in 1977, the USFWS placed them under the federal Endangered Species Act. Through the rigorous efforts of the scientific community and the USFWS

Community Center), the skateboard park, several youth athletic playing fields, the Joy Park designed specifically for the use of disabled children and their parents, and The Printery, which has just been purchased by a local group for redevelopment into a community performing arts center. Altogether, the city has spent many millions of dollars in this sector of town to provide a safe place for children and the general public for a variety of family-oriented activities. A block away is the core of the Atascadero Downtown shopping area. The city and the local Chamber of Commerce have struggled for years to lure local shoppers and foot traffic there to enhance the economic viability of the core commercial center of the city. Third, not mentioned in the editorial critique was the demand by the state Military Department that the city pay $441/day for use of the armory. For the period specified for just this winter, the tab was more than $35,000 up front in an unbudgeted requirement. Some other budget priority would have to forfeit part of its funds to pay this last-minute request. That was not the only cost as unspecified “upgrades” would also become the responsibility of the city along with paying for a security officer to be on duty. No cost estimate was provided, but the building is old and costs, when a security contract is included, could escalate to $100,000 or more. The armory is not fenced or contained;

the motor pool is fenced, but the entrance and parking lot of the building aren’t. Nothing would inhibit a transient from leaving after admitted; they are not searched for weapons or contraband, and the very existence of the shelter in this area will serve as a magnet to gather long before it opens. This is the experience of the ECHO facility, which is adjacent to the high school and across the street from North County Christian School. ECHO strictly regulates its population, but there are still occasional problems. The high school kids are older, and the Christian school facility is fenced and closely monitored, minimizing security issues. Protests that security concerns are overblown doesn’t diminish the real possibility of danger to children or adults by concentrating this particular population in this area. Atascadero has spent millions on these facilities and promised parents a “safe space” to bring their children. Introducing an unstable population into this area would be a betrayal of that promise to parents and the public as local school officials attending the public hearing emphatically stated. There are better alternatives to address this problem. Δ Al Fonzi is an Army lieutenant colonel of military intelligence who had a 35year military career, serving in both the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Send comments through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com.

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ood news everyone! The wheels of bureaucracy may turn slowly, but eventually they get somewhere, even if that somewhere is only a pilot program. I’m not sure about you all, but the fact that San Luis Obispo County’s divided Board of Supervisors can unanimously—well, 4th District supervisor Lynn Compton wasn’t there, but I’ll count my chickens while I can—pass a new fee and funding structure to help support affordable housing may have just restored my faith in American democracy. I know, before I get ahead of myself, I need to back up this dumpster fire on wheels, but like I said, I’m counting my chickens, not my eggs. Although, to be honest, I’m not sure we’ve figured out which comes first yet. Props are due to the consortium of developers, businesses, community nonprofits, and politically divided elected officials who could come together into the Coalition of Housing Partners and actually make a change that might move us forward! Bi-partisanship is a beautiful thing, even if it does pop up between the fumes of burning garbage scattered all around it. It only took a decade to get the Board of Supervisors to agree on something that could really change the rate at which affordable housing gets built in the county. For the last several years, the county has raised diddly-squat with an

inclusionary housing ordinance that didn’t make it past the second tier of a five-year ramp-up process, and every year the dogmatic split on the board squared off in their respectively stupid “no new taxes” and “but we need them” corners. The repetitive maintenance of the status quo translated to about $100,000 per year to help build affordable housing in the county, when the city of SLO managed to raise 10 times that in 2016-17! Now, the county estimates that it could be bringing in about $2 million to $4 million per year with a three-year pilot program! Well congrats, everyone. Maybe it will pull us back from the point of no return on housing that working people can afford to live in. So, how did the coalition manage to build a purple bridge between red and blue? No idea. That’s all some back-room dealing talking out of both sides of the mouth BS that I, unfortunately, am not privy too. Maybe the shaky hand of a state government freaking out about the extremely obvious lack of housing in California is looming in the background just enough to scare our righty tighty, lefty loosey friends into compromise. I guess time will tell if the pilot program gets yanked in three years and the affordable housing fund gets diverted to some other pet project. I hope not, but you never know what’s lurking around just out of sight. Like the Immigration and Customs

Enforcement agents who seem to be sneakily waiting in the parking lot outside of the SLO County Jail for recently freed inmates to scoop up and deport. Yeezus H. Crisco, we can’t seem to shake Trump in this Golden State of denial that the federal government has any say on the West Coast. Sheriff Ian Parkinson gave a report to the Board of Supervisors on Dec. 4 about his department’s interactions with ICE, which are now slim to none. Between March and November 2017, ICE placed 67 holds on inmates in the jail and the Sheriff’s Office released 87 inmates to ICE. Since a slew of laws designed to limit local law enforcement agencies’ cooperation with ICE passed in 2017, the department has held zero for ICE and released zero to ICE. And yet, a local family was waiting in October to pick up their recently released son—who had served three months for a misdemeanor—when they say ICE agents picked him up. He’s already in Mexico, speaking broken Spanish and trying to function in a country that he’s never really known. Even with the sheriff not being cooperative, ICE can still operate incognito—cyberstalking soon-to-be released inmates who might not be here legally and intercepting them in parking lots like creepy old men. It’s sad but true.

And to top all of that off, ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley told New Times that the agency doesn’t track arrests by county or specific locations. Uh, I don’t believe you. I’m going to go ahead and say that the federal agency knows more about its own operations than it’s letting on. But it’s not Haley’s fault that all the federal agencies have become opaque under the Trumpitarian Administration. At least the thin-skinned orange dicktator can’t tell San Luis Obispo how tall to make its downtown. And a six-story, “institutional” looking building—also known as potential retail, office, and residential space—doesn’t need our president’s help to generate controversy in good ol’ SLO Town. Developers can do that on their own. All they need to do is submit a project, and the NIMBY chickens come to public meetings to roost. But in this case, I might make an exception and side with the NIMBYs of this fair city. It is a six-story building, which isn’t SLO quaint. In any case, stay tuned for another battle in the war over “what SLO really is.” If we could only harness the NIMBY anger over bike lanes, buildings, and “character” to protect and defend the most vulnerable in our population, then this place might be something really special. ∆ The Shredder can’t get off the soapbox to mingle with the NIMBYs at shredder@ newtimesslo.com.

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CAMBRIA HOSPITALITY NIGHT Various businesses in Cambria will be offering discounts, drawings, food, refreshments, and more. Guests can expect to enjoy music, entertainment, and other festivities throughout town. Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805 927 3624. cambriachamber.org. Cambria Village, 723 Main St., Cambria. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

28TH ANNUAL VICTORIAN TEDDY BEAR TEA Bring your teddy bear and have Christmas tea with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Elves. Features live entertainment and refreshments. Admission includes a commemorative tea cup and saucer. Dec. 15, 2-4 p.m. $20 adults; $8 children ages 12 and under. 805-238-4103. PasoRoblesDowntown. org. Paso Robles Main Street Association, 835 12th St., Suite D, Paso Robles.

TEMPLETON SANTA LUCIA SMORGASBORD AND FESTIVAL Features caroling, hot chocolate, talent show, kids’ activities, a community smorgasbord potluck. Guests welcome to bring a dish to share. Dec. 9, 3-7 p.m. Free. 805-434-1329. blctempleton.org. Templeton American Legion Hall, 805 South Main St., Templeton. SAN LUIS OBISPO

AERIAL WINTER SHOWCASE Levity Academy presents this show that features aerial dancers and acrobats performing to the beat of holiday and winter themed songs. Dec. 14-15, 7-8:30 p.m. $20 for adults; $15 for kids and seniors; cash only. 805-5496417. levityacademy.com/. Levity Academy, 207 Suburban Rd., San Luis Obispo.

CENTRAL COAST ARCHERY OPEN HOUSE Family-friendly event open to the community (children must be age 8 or older to shoot). Free indoor shooting with archery equipment and instruction. Includes a sale on selected items. Dec. 8, 1:30-5 p.m. 805-439-1570. centralcoastarchery.com. Central Coast Archery, 12334 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo.

ECOWATCH! MOVIE NIGHTS Films range in topics of environmental conditions and opportunities, the global village, and local healthy communities. Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-5439900. slogreengoods.com. Green Goods, 111 South St., San Luis Obispo.

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handmade gifts. Featured artists are Alice Sennett, Barry Lundgren, David Gurney, Dianna Draze, Elena Mary Siff, Jim Valentine, Kathleen DePalma, Kathy Briles, Kathy Friend, Kenny Standhardt, Larry LeBrane, Linda Lewis, Michael Rhode, Priscilla Beadle, Randy Stromsoe, Roseann Martin, Sharon Harris, and Zelma Rose. Through Dec. 30, 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.

include a full Christmas-style buffet dinner, live music, a magic show by Elliot Hunter, and tickets to the Cambria Christmas Market. Dec. 15, 3:30-9 p.m. and Dec. 16, 3:30-9 p.m. $50 for adults; $25 for ages 12 and under. 805-927-6108. cambriachristmasmarket.com. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria.

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CAMBRIA CHORALE PRESENTS “HOLIDAYS BY THE SEA. THAT’S WHERE I WANT TO BE!” Directed by Ed Hughes. Features familiar holiday music and several new arrangements. Dec. 9, 2-4 p.m. and Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m. Free-$20. 805.203.6667. cambriachorale.org/index.html. Community Presbyterian Church of Cambria, 2250 Yorkshire Dr., Cambria.

CAMBRIA CHRISTMAS MARKET The market features live music, train rides, a biergarten, and more than a million lights. Through Dec. 23, 5-9 p.m. $10-$25 (prices vary by night); free for children ages 10 and under. cambriachristmasmarket.com/. Cambria Christmas Market, 2905 Burton Dr, Cambria. CAYUCOS CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE Features free trolley and carriage rides, street carolers, entertainment, refreshments, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their Victorian home. Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m. cayucoschamber.com/ christmas-in-cayucos. Cayucos, N. Ocean Ave. and D St., Cayucos.

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HOLIDAY ESTERO BAY WALK Enjoy a local’s perspective about our coastline and sea life by joining a guided walk on the Estero Bluffs. Watch for banners. Dec. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. 805-2354543. cayucoschamber.com/christmas-in-cayucos. Cayucos, N. Ocean Ave. and D St., Cayucos.

SANTA PUB AND WINE CRAWL Participants must wear Santa attire. Features beer and wine tasting during the scavenger hunt. For ages 21 and over only. Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m. $25. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

WINTER WELLNESS AND WREATH WORKSHOP A night of creativity, self care, and wine. Guests can enjoy wreath-making with Shannon Patrice Designs, an opportunity for skin assessment and mini facial with Fable Soap Co., and sweet/savory treats from Wayward Baking. Dec. 6, 6-8:30 p.m. $65. 805354-8194. fablesoapco.com/shop/winter-wellnessamp-wreath-workshop. Baker and Brain, 1333 Van Beurden Dr. #102, Los Osos. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

12TH ANNUAL LIVING NATIVITY PROGRAM Features live animals. Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Dec. 15, 7 p.m. and Dec. 16, 5:45 & 7 p.m. Free. 805434-1921. templetonpres.org. First Presbyterian Church, 610 S Main St., Templeton.

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INDEX Special Events ..........[19] Arts ............................ [31] Culture & Lifestyle.......[32] Food & Drink..............[39] Music .........................[40]

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musicians. Dec. 8, 6-9:15 p.m. Free. 805-238-4103. PasoRoblesDowntown.org. Paso Robles Main Street Association, 835 12th St., Suite D, Paso Robles.

ATASCADERO COMMUNITY BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT Features holiday music from around the world. All donations will benefit the Wellness Kitchen, which provides special healing meals for persons with cancer and other illnesses and recently was displaced by a fire. Dec. 9, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free; donations accepted. atascaderoband.org. Pavilion on the Lake, 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Features a pancake breakfast, visits with Santa Claus, music, and more. Presented by Kiwanis Atascadero. Dec. 15, 8:30-11 a.m. $10; $5 for children ages 3-12. 805550-9005. Atascadero Kiwanis Hall, 7848 Pismo Ave., Atascadero, atascaderokiwanis.org.

DIY JEWELRY CLASS WITH REVAMPED Learn how to make and design leather earrings with the ladies from Revamped. Includes materials for two pairs of leather earrings, a glass of wine, cheese, and charcuterie. Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $75. 805-2963027. parrishfamilyvineyard.com/events. Parrish Family Vineyard, 3590 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles.

AN EVENING OF CAROLING Lyric sheets will be available so everyone can join in. Features refreshments. Dec. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 805-7722880. coalescebookstore.com. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.

HOLIDAY MAGIC AT THE CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO Santa and his elves will prepare gifts for the animals. Presents will be delivered between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $7 for ages 12 and over; $6.00 for seniors ages 65 and older; $5 for children ages 3 to 11; free for ages 2 and under. VisitAtascadero.com. Charles Paddock Zoo, 9100 Morro Rd., Atascadero.

JINGLE ALL THE WAY 5K FUN RUN AND KIDS 1- MILE LOOP Dec. 8, 8-10 a.m. $5-$30. 805434-4909. templetoncsd.org/documentcenter/ view/606. Jingle All the Way 5K Run, 206 5th Street, Templeton.

THE NUTCRACKER BALLET Under the direction of Cheryle Armstrong with dancers ages 6 to 50 and over. Presented by the North County Dance & Performing Arts Foundation. Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m., Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m., Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4-6 p.m. and Dec. 9, 12:30-2:30 & 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10-$25. 805316-1833. Templeton Performing Arts Center, 1200 S Main St., Templeton. SPECIAL EVENTS continued page 31

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WINTER WONDERLAND Features a massive snow slide, snow play areas, a rock climbing wall, bounce houses, Joe’s Little Train, Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more than 50 food and craft vendors. Dec. 7, 5-9 p.m. Free. VisitAtascadero.com. Sunken Gardens, 6505 El Camino Real, Atascadero. SAN LUIS OBISPO

43RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARADE Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Free. downtownslo.com. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo.

DOWNTOWN MENORAH LIGHTING The menorah is lit all eight nights of Hanukkah outside the Mission. Through Dec. 9, 5 p.m. Free. jccslo.com. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo.

HANUKKAH DOWNTOWN Includes a free community party the first night which features menorah making, dreidel spinning, carousel, treats, and more. Presented by JCC Federation of SLO. Through Dec. 9, 5 p.m. Free. jccslo.com. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo.

an-irish-christmas-matinee/. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

NEEDS ‘N WISHES HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER Features visits with Santa, free refreshments, Christmas shopping opportunities, fresh baked goods, and live entertainment all day. Please bring your change to help the homeless. Sponsored by People Helping People and South Bay Seniors. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 805- 528- 2626. South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades Ave, Los Osos.

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CAMBRIA NURSERY WORKSHOP: SUCCULENT CHRISTMAS TREE Learn how to make a succulent Christmas tree. A designer will guide guests through the steps. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon $50. 805927-4747. Cambria Nursery & Florist, 2801 Eton Rd, Cambria, cambrianursery.com.

HARMONY FOR THE HOLIDAYS Featuring the Pacific Horizon and Gold Coast choruses. Dec. 8, 5-6:30 p.m. Suggested donation accepted at the door. 805-441-1405. pacifichorizon.org. United Church of Christ (Congregational) of San Luis Obispo, 11245 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obipo.

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COCKTAIL PARTY WORKSHOP A workshop that teaches how to make craft cocktails with local bartending service, Bottles and Ice. Dec. 10, 6:308:30 p.m. $64. 805-235-2036. Zest It Up Studio, 8793 Plata Ln. Suite E, Atascadero.

drinks, boutique specials, and a raffle. 100% of raffle ticket sales will benefit THMA. Dec. 8, 3-6 p.m. Free; $1 raffle tickets. 805-439-2255. Hive Natural Beauty Collective, 2033 Santa Barbara Ave., San Luis Obispo, hivebeauty.com.

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SANTA’S HOUSE IN MISSION PLAZA Children who visit Santa receive a complimentary activity book, toy, and candy cane. Through Dec. 24 $5-$8 for photos. downtownslo.com. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo.

RESIN HOLIDAY TREE Use colored glass, seashells, glitter, and holiday baubles to create a family heirloom which you can encase in glistening resin. Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. $75. 805-2373988. creativemetime.com. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles.

SLO-MADE HOLIDAY FAIRE Featuring more than 30 vendors, kids crafts and activities, tours, treats, and more. Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 805-2421285. slomakerspace.com. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

THIRD ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE Shop for unique holiday gifts and support the CL Smith PTA and local vendors. Hand crafted gifts for sale include candles, glass and paper art, handstamped metals, steampunk jewelry, purses, greenery bouquets, gift wrapping, refreshments, and free children’s crafts. Dec. 14, 4-8 p.m. Free; a percentage of sales is donated to the PTA. 707-3312408. C.L. Smith Elementary School, 1375 Balboa St., San Luis Obispo.

VEGAN HOLIDAY BRUNCH BUFFET A special vegan feast from Southern Fried Vegan. Beer, cider, wine, kombucha, mimosas, and manmosas will be available. Dec. 16, 12-3 p.m. $24 (single trip); $36 (all you can eat). 805-868-7133. 7SistersBrewing. com. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

BIG BAND CHRISTMAS An evening concert of the most popular songs from the 1940s, ‘50s, and ‘60s. Featuring special guests The Satin Dollz. Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m. $49-$59. 805-489-9444. clarkcenter. org/event/big-band-christmas/. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT BOUTIQUE AND BAKE SALE Dec. 6, 5-7 p.m., Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 805-481-9691. Grandmother’s Club, 1241 Farroll Ave., Arroyo Grande.

HALCYON STORE CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE Features free 10 minute readings, complimentary cider and refreshments, a raffle, and more. Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-489-2432. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

HARMONY FOR THE HOLIDAYS Featuring the Pacific Horizon and Gold Coast choruses. Dec. 9, 2-3:30 p.m. Suggested donation at the door. 805-441-1405. pacifichorizon.org. Peace Lutheran Church, 244 N. Oak Park Blvd., Arroyo Grande.

HOLIDAY HARMONY Includes snow play, cookie decorating, bounce houses, crafts, and music. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Santa will be available for photos. Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 805-773-7063. pismobeach. org/73/Recreation. Pismo Beach Pier, West end of Pomeroy, Pismo Beach.

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING Festivities include cocoa, coffee, cookies, caroling, kids activities, and visits with Santa. Dec. 7, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. 805-473-4580. Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach, groverbeach.org.

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS Features an award-winning cast of Irish dancers led by Caterina Coyne, Tyler Schwartz, and Connor Reider. Dec. 15, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. $36-$48. 805-489-9444. clarkcenter.org/event/

participants. Email Jonathan Gaetke to register: jonathangaetke@msn.com. Dec. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10 each session. 805-466-3684. ärt/, 5806 Traffic Way, Atascadero.

ZENTANGLE AND THE ART OF MINDFUL CREATION Experience the fun and quietude of Zentangle drawing. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 1-4 p.m. $37; $22 for returning students. 805-4663684. ärt/, 5806 Traffic Way, Atascadero. SAN LUIS OBISPO

3CPS MEETING, DEMONSTRATION, AND WORKSHOP WITH LAVONE STIRLING LaVone is an award-winning California artist whose pastel paintings have been published in magazines, books, and more. Advanced sign-up for workshop required. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $50. artcentralartsupply.com/current-workshops.php. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805 747 4200.

Prints can used for gifts, gift cards, and gift tags. Reserve your spot by phone or email. Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $45. 805-668-2125. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. Suite 101, Arroyo Grande, lila.community.

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UNFATALLY DEAD: TO THAW OR NOT TO THAW? BOOK SIGNING This book follows a trip through time from the perspective of two prominent historical figures: Walt Disney and Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. 805-772-2880. coalescebookstore.com. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.

OPENING RECEPTION FOR COASTAL COLORS: A GROUP MIXED MEDIA FINE ART SHOW A member group show of painters, photographers, and mixed media artists. Dec. 14, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay.

POETRY/SPOKEN WORD READING Hosted by Mary Anne Anderson. The featured reader is followed by an open mic. Poetry, prose, flash fiction, and short stories are welcome. First Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. through Dec. 6 Free. 831-277-4028. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 786 Arlington, Cambria. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

SECOND SUNDAY AT SEVEN Featured poets: Sylvia Alcon and Deborah Paes de Barros. Open reading follows. Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-772-2880. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. SAN LUIS OBISPO

ART AT HIGH NOON: SKY BERGMAN Bring your lunch and enjoy this art appreciation program for working adults. Photographer and filmmaker Sky Bergman will discuss her artwork and documentary Lives Well Lived. Dec. 6, noon Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/events. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

CORNERS OF THE MOUTH: FAVORITE POEMS The Corners of The Mouth Poetry Series presents a Favorite Poem Open Reading. Five minute limit per reader. Dec. 16, 7-9:15 p.m. Free. 805-9033595. languageofthesoul.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo.

HOLIDAY OPEN STUDIO AND POTTERY SALE Features hand textured pottery in a home studio/gallery setting. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805-234-0087. standhardtstudio.com. Standhardt Studio, 1463 Oceanaire Dr., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

PAINT YOUR PET WITH KARYN BLANEY Karyn will walk guests through the process of painting their pets. All skill levels welcome. No prior painting experience is necessary. Dec. 16, 1-3 p.m. $45. artcentralartsupply.com/current-workshops.php. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805 747 4200.

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MAKE YOUR OWN STAMPS Make a wood and foam stamp that can be used to print wrapping paper, cards, and gift tags for the holidays or all year long. Space is limited. Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20. 805-668-2125. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. Suite 101, Arroyo Grande, lila. community. PHOTO COURTESY OF ART CENTRAL

painting class, students will bring a seascape scene to life from start to finish. No experience required. Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $40. artcentralartsupply. com/current-workshops.php. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805 747 4200.

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ANNUAL WINTER FAIRE AND JURIED CRAFT SHOW Morro Bay Art Association presents its annual winter showcase, which features a collection of artworks submitted from all over the Central Coast. Meet the artists at the opening reception on Nov. 4. Works include paintings, photography, jewelry, and fine crafts. Through Jan. 7, 2019, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

COASTAL COLORS: A GROUP MIXED MEDIA FINE ART SHOW A Gallery Member group show of painters, photographers, and mixed media artists. Through Dec. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 805-7721068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay.

DAVID KREITZER: FINE ART OPEN STUDIOS Featuring water, landscape, figure, fantasy and floral works. Collectors of Kreitzer’s works include Howard and Roberta Ahmanson, Michael Douglas, Ray Bradbury, Robert Takken, and Jane Hind. Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Varies. 805-234-2048. kreitzerArt.com. Kreitzer Fine Art and Voice Studios, 1442 12th St., Los Osos.

MORRO BAY FRIDAY ARTWALK A self-guided tour that takes place every second Friday of the month. Guests can enjoy refreshments, trolley rides, and more. Second Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

ARTISTIC JOURNEYS WITH JANICE PLUMA A solo exhibit of acrylic and collage paintings. Dec. 6, 5-6 p.m. and Dec. 6-Feb. 1 Free. 805-4616164. slolibrary.org. Atascadero Library, 6555 Capistrano, Atascadero.

BOTH SIDES OF THE BIG POND: SHARING COMMON GROUND This photographic exhibition showcases the beauty of 2 areas, separated by the ocean, that are in danger due to misuse and potential damage by large corporations. Features photos by Michael Messina and Marty Cullen. Through Jan. 15, 2019 805-466-3684. ärt/, 5806 Traffic Way, Atascadero.

THANKFUL The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Gallery’s annual themed show featuring artwork by students from all Paso Robles’s schools, grades K through 12. Through Jan. 20, 2019, 12-9 p.m. Free. 805-238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org. WINTER TREASURES Featuring original artworks by Central Coast artists. Works are available for purchase. Through Dec. 26, 12-9 p.m. Free. 805238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org. SAN LUIS OBISPO

36 VIEWS OF HOLLISTER PEAK In the 1830s, Hokusai pursued the essence of Japan’s iconic mountain in the print series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. In tribute, Secret SLO gathers more than two dozen artists to pursue the essence of San Luis Obispo’s Hollister Peak. Mondays, ThursdaysSundays, 1-7 p.m. through Dec. 31 Free. 805-2108687. secretslo.com/gallery/. Sauer-Adams Adobe, 964 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo.

A collaborative exhibition featuring contemporary prints made by members of the Central Coast Printmakers Group, a membership group of SLOMA. Dec. 7-Jan. 27 Free. 805-543-8562. sloma. org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

workshop where all attendees will take home a finished wreath for their home. All supplies are provided, including food and drinks. Dec. 13, 5-7 p.m. $69. Talley Vineyards, 3031 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande.

FOAM AND WOOD STAMPS

printing with leaves and feathers.

EXHIBITS

CENTRAL COAST PRINTMAKERS: BANNER

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

CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOP A wreath making

PRINTING WITH LEAVES AND FEATHERS Gelli plate

artisans from ages 7 to 13. Items cost up to $5. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon 805-473-7163. slolibrary.org. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande.

ART AFTER DARK SLO Unites visual, literary, and performing artists with the community and participating venues. Visit site for full list of programs and events. First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m. 805-544-9251. artsobispo.org. SLO County, Countywide, San Luis Obispo.

3:30 p.m. $50. 805-835-8044. mailchi.mp. Cuesta College Community Programs, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

Make stamps to use for holiday gift wrapping and more. Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. Suite 101, Arroyo Grande, 805668-2125, lila.community.

THIRD ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR Features young, local

ANIMAL ART

Art Central in SLO hosts Paint Your Pet with Karyn Blaney on Dec. 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. No prior painting experience is necessary. Admission is $45. Call (805) 747-4200 or visit artcentralsupply.com to find out more. —C.W.

CLAY X 3 Featuring ceramic artists Ariane Leiter, Maria Teresa Rode and Catherine Schmid-Maybach. Their work reflects the deep roots of ceramic sculpture in modern and contemporary California art. Dec. 14-Jan. 20 Free. 805-543-8562. sloma. org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. CYNTHIA MEYER: LOCAL COLOR Enjoy landscape, light, and architecture captured on a sunny day in SLO. ongoing, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-2108687. secretslo.com. Sauer-Adams Adobe, 964 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo. ARTS continued page 32

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INTERESTING TIMES Featuring the political and whimsical art of Mark Bryan. Through Jan. 23, 2019 805-710-2929. Frame Works, 339 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, sloart.com.

LIGHT FROM A DARK ROOM: PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARTA PELUSO Contains black-and-white silver gelatin photographs made using film as well as digital color photography. This exhibition reflects the evolution of Marta Peluso’s art over time and includes new as well as older images that have been revisited. Dec. 14-Jan. 27 Free. 805-5438562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

MARK TRIBE: NEW NATURE An ongoing project that combines landscape photography and structural film with archival audiovisual recordings of wild landscapes. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 5-7 p.m. through Dec. 7 Free. 805-756-1571. artgallery.calpoly. edu. Cal Poly University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Art & Design, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 934070321, San Luis Obispo.

PILGRIM’S PROCESS: THE POETRY OF MICHAEL HANNON The exhibit celebrates over five decades of works in print. Includes chapbooks, books, broadsides, poetry-infused sculpture, mail art, and altered objects. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through March 29 Free. 805-7562305. lib.calpoly.edu/events/pilgrimsprocess. Cal Poly Special Collections and Archives, Robert E. Kennedy Library, 1 Grand Ave., Building 35, Room 409, San Luis Obispo.

SIXTH ANNUAL LITTLE TREASURES All artwork is priced at $100 or less. Through Dec. 30 Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralartsupply.com/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

FROM ARTISTS, FOR ARTISTS, BY ARTISTS Featuring fine art oils and pastels from Corynn Wolf, acrylics from Ryan Adams, and works from various mediums by Marc Wolf ongoing Free. 805-7736563. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, puffersofpismo.com/.

POP-UP ART SHOW: ANNA GREEN Showcasing Mermaids and Feminine Spirits by artist and yoga instructor Anna Green. Features a live painting

demo. Dec. 15, 12-5 p.m. Free. 805-627-1443. Morovino Winery, 468 Front Street, Avila Beach.

Bang The Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo, bangthedrumbrewery.com/.

SHE SANG ME A GOOD LUCK SONG A statewide

COMEDY NIGHT AT 7 SISTERS Enjoy live

traveling exhibit featuring the California Indian photographs of Dugan Aguilar. ongoing 415-5251553. exhibitenvoy.org. DANA Adobe Cultural Center, 671 S. Oakglen Ave., Nipomo, 805-929-5679.

stand-up comedy from local and touring comics with locally brewed beverages. Second Saturday of every month, 7-9 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 805-868-7133. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo, 7SistersBrewing.com.

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HOLIDAY DINNERTAINMENT An original farce featuring music by Erik Stein. Plot: the cast and crew of a dinner theatre are rehearsing their annual holiday musical revue. Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sundays, 2-4:30 p.m. through Dec. 23 $25. 805927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts. org/theatre/. Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

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A CHRISTMAS STORY SLO Rep presents its annual adaptation of the holiday classic which follows Ralphie Parker and his quest for a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun. Wednesdays-Sundays, 7-9 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 2-4 p.m. through Dec. 23 $20$39. 805-786-2400. slorep.org. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo.

ADVANCED IMPROV CLASS SHOW AND JAM The advanced improv class will be preforming their graduation show followed by an improv jam featuring numerous members of Central Coast Comedy Theater. Dec. 11, 8-10 p.m. Buffalo Pub And Grill, 717 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, 805-544-5515.

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Marilla and her brother Matthew hoped to adopt a boy to work on their farm. But the orphanage sends a girl, Anne, by mistake. Directed by John Battalino. Through Dec. 16 $15-$20. By The Sea Productions, 545 Shasta Ave., Morro Bay, 805-776-3287, bytheseaproductions.org. COMEDY NIGHT Weekly comedy show featuring touring and local comics all for one dollar. Guests can enjoy beer, food, raffle giveaways, and more. Hosted by Henry Bruington and Aidan Candelario. Limited spots available for the open mic. Thursdays, 7:30-10 p.m. through Feb. 28 $1. 805-540-8300.

improv comedy shows performed by the ensemble of Central Coast Comedy Theater. All shows are based on audience suggestions making every show unique. Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. $5. centralcoastcomedytheater. com. Kreuzberg Coffee Company, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, 805-430-0260.

THE NUTCRACKER 2018 Presented by the Civic Ballet. Accompanied by a live orchestra. All ages welcome. Dec. 8, 2 & 7 p.m. and Dec. 9, 2 p.m. $18-$60. 805-756-4849. pacslo.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

THE SANTALAND DIARIES David Sedaris’s thorny account of what it’s like to work as an elf in Macy’s Santaland. Sundays, 9:30-11:30 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 7-9 p.m. through Dec. 15 $20$39. 805-786-2400. slorep.org. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo. THE SNOW QUEEN Based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale. Presented by Ballet Theatre SLO. Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Dec. 15, 7 p.m. and Dec. 16, 2 p.m. $28-$48. pacslo.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 756-4849. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA Includes A Christmas Carol, a fractured fairy tale opera, and more. Wednesdays-Sundays. through Dec. 31 $24-$30. 805-489-2499. americanmelodrama.com. Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front St., Oceano. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

PETER PAN A family-friendly musical based on the J.M. Barrie tale. Through Dec. 23 $33.50-$50; discounts available. 805-922-8313. pcpa.org. Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Dr., Santa Maria.

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

FREE FIBROMYALGIA TALK: GUEST SPEAKER VICKI MAUCK Central Coast Fibromyalgia presents this talk. Features Vicki Mauck from iFoG Hawaii. Dec. 8, 1-2 p.m. Free. 805-543-6236. Atascadero Library, 6555 Capistrano, Atascadero.

CLUBS & MEETINGS N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

SURFSIDE TENNIS CLUB Saturdays, 9 a.m. Free the first month; $30 per year afterwards. surfsidetennisclub.teamopolis.com. Los Osos Middle School, 1555 El Moro St., Los Osos, 534-2835. SAN LUIS OBISPO

BOARD GAME NIGHT AT CAPTAIN NEMO Refreshments available on site for purchase. Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-544-6366. Facebook. com/CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

BOOK DISCUSSION New book every month. Second Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-539-9374. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS AT CAPTAIN NEMO Refreshments available on site for purchase. Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-544-6366. Facebook.com/CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

FREE-FOR-ALL MOVIE NIGHTS Each meeting, a movie is selected from a wide variety of GLBT films. Second Friday of every month, 7-10 p.m. Free. galacc.org. GALA Center Gallery, 1060 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. FRIDAY NIGHT MAGIC AT CAPTAIN NEMO Refreshments available on site for purchase. Fridays, 5-8 p.m. 4 Booster Buy In. 805-544-6366. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 34

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CULUTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 32 Facebook.com/CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

GALA Q YOUTH GROUP This group serves gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth (ages 13 through 18). Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. 805-541-4252. galacc.org. GALA Center Gallery, 1060 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

BISHOP PEAK CHAPTER OF THE EMBROIDERER’S GUILD OF AMERICA Welcoming those who work with all forms of needlework. Bring a sack lunch. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Grover Beach Community Center, 1230 Trouville Ave., Grover Beach, (805) 773-4832.

NIPOMO SENIOR CENTER The center is open five days a week; closed on weekends and holidays. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 805-929-1615. Nipomo Senior Center, 200 E. Dana St., Nipomo.

SUPPORT GROUPS N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS MEETING Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a 12-step recovery program for anyone who desires to have healthy and loving relationships with themselves and others. Saturdays, 1-2:15 p.m. Free. 805-203-5875. Cambria Connection, 1069 Main St., Cambria. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

GENERAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (NORTH COUNTY) A support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. This group provides the opportunity to connect with individuals in a similar situation. Drop-ins welcome. Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org/support-groups/ general-grief-support-group-0. Hospice SLO County: North County Office, 517 13th St., Paso Robles.

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. A meeting for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction of a loved one. Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Free. The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 805-221-5523. SAN LUIS OBISPO

#METOO: DROP-IN SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN These monthly support groups are for adult women who have experienced sexual harassment or sexual abuse. The focus of the group is to create a safe place for participants to share, be connected with local resources, and get support in the healing process. First Tuesday, Friday of every month, 12-1 p.m. RISE, 51 Zaca Ln., Ste. 100, San Luis Obispo, 805-226-5400.

CHILD LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Hospice SLO County is offering this support group for those grieving the loss of a child. This group provides the opportunity to connect with individuals in a similar situation. Dropins welcome. Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 805-5442266. hospiceslo.org/support-groups. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP A support group for those who are caring for a loved one, no matter the diagnosis. This group provides the opportunity to connect with individuals in a similar situation. Drop-ins welcome. Every other Friday, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

RESOLVE GENERAL INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP Support for those suffering through the

805-203-6318. desertcoastdance.com. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

trauma of infertility. A peer led group through RESOLVE, the national infertility association. Second Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 619-807-7006. Downtown SLO, Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

SURF FITNESS A 45-minute workout to improve your time in the water. Re-align your spine, make space for breath, mobilize, stabilize, and more. Non-surfers welcome. Mondays, 4-4:45 p.m. 805776-3686. studiofitnessmorrobay.com. Studio Fitness, 349 Quintana, Morro Bay.

S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y special program for teenagers where elders serve as mentors to listen to and talk to them. All elders are screened. Mondays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. through Dec. 31 Free. 805534-1600. facebook.com/Elders-for-Youth554913004953837/?modal=admin_todo_tour. Morrocco Method Headquarters, 800 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach.

GENERAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (SOUTH COUNTY) Hospice

GUIDED GROWTH RETREAT A weekend of quantum growth and nourishing embodiment. Learn techniques and exercises from Elena Tonetti’s Birth Into Being (BIB) method. Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $425. 805-710-1881. Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Center, 2815 Branch Mill Rd., Arroyo Grande.

SLO County is offering this support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. Held in the Church Care Center. Drop-ins welcome. Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 805-5442266. hospiceslo.org. New Life Pismo, 990 James Way, Pismo Beach.

NAMI FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Hosted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). A confidential and safe group of families helping families who have a loved one living with mental health challenges. Third Saturday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. 805-544-2086. Safe Haven, 203 Bridge St, Arroyo Grande. SPOUSE AND PARTNER LOSS SUPPORT GROUP (SOUTH COUNTY) A Hospice SLO support group for those grieving the loss of a partner or spouse. This group provides the opportunity to connect with individuals in a similar situation. Held in Room 16. Drop-ins welcome. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org. New Life Pismo, 990 James Way, Pismo Beach.

CREATE & LEARN S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

MINI SATCHELS AND CRYSTALS Using felt and fabric, guests will combine colors, textures, and pattern into their mini satchels. The blanket and running stitch will be demonstrated. Each guest will choose a crystal for their satchel. Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $45. 805-668-2125. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. Suite 101, Arroyo Grande, lila.community.

MIND & BODY N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

STRESS: PORTRAIT OF A KILLER A National Geographic Documentary on stress, how its created, and the physiological effects on the body. There will be time for discussion after the screening. Dec. 9, 1-2:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 805-540-4186. Morro Bay Massage and Wellness Center, 736 Main St., Morro Bay, morrobaymassage.com.

CHAIR YOGA Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

NAR-ANON: LET IT BEGIN WITH ME Nar-Anon is a support group for those who are affected by someone else’s addiction. Tuesdays 805-458-7655. naranoncentralca.org/meetings/meeting-list/. San Luis Obispo, Citywide, SLO.

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

DEC. 6 – DEC. 13 2018

HEALING DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP A

is a natural response to the death of a loved one. This group helps those who have lost a loved one or have a loved one who is dealing with a life-altering illness. Trained grief counselors will be present to provide information about grief. Mondays, 12:151:15 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org/ support-groups. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

STRENGTH FOR 50+ Each session begins with “static back” to realign you spine. Features dumbbells and exercise balls. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. $88. 805-549-1222. ae.slcusd.org. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo.

ELDERS FOR YOUTH Seeking elders to join. Teenagers can benefit from your life experience and skills. Children in the program are lonely and insecure and need someone to spend time with them. Through Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-534-1600. Morrocco Method Headquarters, 800 Farroll Rd., Grover Beach, morroccomethod. com.

BOOK SIGNING Ruth Cherry will sign copies of

LIVING WITH GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Grief

METABOLIC CONDITIONING Enjoy a workout using your own bodyweight, dumbbells, large exercise balls, and the TRX suspension training system. Designated as intermediate advanced level fitness. Tuesdays, Thursdays, PHOTO COURTESY OF CORNERS OF THE MOUTH 8-9 a.m. $88. 805-549-1222. ae.slcusd.org. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo.

CALIFORNIA ELDERS FOR YOUTH A

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP A free support group for those who suffer from Fibromyalgia. Second Saturday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon Free. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. safe, mutual support group for anyone dealing with depression. Mondays, 6-7 p.m. through Dec. 24 Free. 805-528-3194. Hope House Wellness Center, 1306 Nipomo Street, San Luis Obispo.

Siren in Morro Bay. Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m. and Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m. 150. 805-748-0749. ignitebootyschool. com. SLO Yoga Center: Marigold, 3840 Broad St. Suite #1, San Luis Obispo.

her books. She will speak about healing in nontraditional terms and lead a guided meditation. Dec. 8 Free. 805 439 2757. RuthCherryPhD.com. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

FREE YOGA (FOR AGES 50+) Explore strength, flexibility, balance, breathwork and more through adapted poses with chairs and/or mats. Wednesdays, Fridays, 1-2 p.m. through Dec. 14 805-546-3942. cuesta.edu/academics. Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay.

IGNITE BOOTY SCHOOL: MORRO BAY This session offers dance fitness, twerk technique, and a choreography option to perform on Dec. 22 at The Siren in Morro Bay. Dec. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Dec. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $150. 805-748-0749. ignitebootyschool.com. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay. INTERMEDIATE TRIBAL BUNKAI Incorporates props, rhythm instruments, and a fusion of world dance to upbeat, fast drumming music. Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $40 monthly; $12 to drop in.

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NO PLACE LIKE POEM

MINDFUL YOGA: GENTLE, RESTORATIVE, AND SLOW FLOW Wednesdays, Saturdays,

The Corners of the Mouth Poetry Series presents an open reading on Dec. 16 from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at Linnaea’s Café in SLO. Participants will read their favorite poems. There is a five-minute limit per reader. Admission is free. Visit languageofthesoul.org to find out more. —C.W.

THRIVING WITH A CHRONIC CONDITION Covers healing attitudes to appreciate the opportunities afforded by a chronic condition. Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. Free. 805-439-2757. RuthCherryPhD. com. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

YOGA STRETCH Through a combination of active, isolated stretching, trigger point, foam rolling, and yoga techniques, participants can increase their range of motion. Please bring a mat and water. Tuesdays, Fridays. through Dec. 18 805-7763676. Studio Fitness, 349 Quintana, Morro Bay, studiofitnessmorrobay.com. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

PINEAL TONING CLASS Facilitated by

9-10:15 a.m. $10 donation. White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach, whiteheronsangha.org.

QI GONG FOR LESS STRESS AND MORE ENERGY The gentle

standing movements of Qi Gong may be used to lower stress and increase flexibility. Mondays, 9-10 a.m. through Dec. 17 $10 drop-in; $65 for 8-week session. 805-440-4561. luciamarschools.asapconnected.com. Oceano Community Center, 1425 19th St., Oceano.

SENIOR BODY FITNESS Please bring your own weights and bands. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. $1 per class. 805-598-7108. Cortina Apartments, 241 Courtland St., Arroyo Grande.

SILVER SNEAKERS ZUMBA Appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. An easy-to-follow dance fitness class. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9-10 a.m. Free for members; $6 to drop-in. 805-4417932. Oceano Community Center, 1425 19th St., Oceano, adulted.luciamarschools.org. WATER EXERCISE FOR ALL AGES These classes

Lightshare team volunteers. No registration or prior experience is necessary. Second Tuesday of every month, 6-7 p.m. through Dec. 11 Free. 805305-7595. lightshare.us. Lightshare Center, 22701 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita.

help relieve joint pain, enhance your breathing, and increase your range of motion. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 805-4816399. 5 Cities Swim School, 425 Traffic Way, Arroyo Grande, 5citiesswimschool.com.

ZUMBA/DANCE FUSION This dynamic class

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is choreographed to carefully selected upbeat music. No experience is necessary. Drop in any day. Mondays, Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. through Dec. 31 $6.50 residents; $7.10 non-residents. 805-466-7912. Atascadero Community Center, 5599 Traffic Way, Atascadero, atascadero.org/ communitycenter. SAN LUIS OBISPO

CONDITIONING EXPRESS Includes weights, exercise balls, and TRX Suspension Training. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:30-7:15 a.m. $88. 805549-1222. ae.slcusd.org. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo. GENTLE YOGA Includes exercises involving the Egoscu Method, foundation training, active isolated stretching, and more. Mondays, Wednesdays, 5:306:30 p.m. 805-549-1222. ae.slcusd.org. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo. GENTLE YOGA IN SLO Features traditional yoga poses, resistance and active stretching, trigger point therapy, and nerve flossing techniques. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:15-11:30 a.m. $88. 805549-1222. ae.slcusd.org. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo.

IGNITE BOOTY SCHOOL This series offers dance fitness, twerk technique, and optional choreography lessons. Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m. $150. 805-748-0749. ignitebootyschool.com. SLO Yoga Center: Marigold, 3840-1 Broad St, San Luis Obispo.

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SIERRA CLUB HIKE: CERRO ALTO A moderate 7.1 mile hike with 1,700 feet of elevation gain. Meet at the Cerro Alto campground. Day use fee required. Dec. 15, 9 a.m. Free. 805-441-7597. sierraclub.org/santa-lucia. Cerro Alto Camp Ground, Hwy. 46, Morro Bay. SAN LUIS OBISPO

IRISH HILLS HIKE WITH ECOSLO Meet docent Dale at the Madonna Rd. Trailhead. Difficulty: moderate to strenuous. Elevation: 1,100 feet elevation gain. Distance: 5 to 7 miles round trip. Be prepared with sturdy shoes, water, and snacks Dec. 8, 9 a.m.-noon Free. 805-544-1777. ecoslo.org. Irish Hills Natural Reserve, 1599 Devaul Ranch Dr, San Luis Obispo.

ISLAY HILL HIKE WITH ECOSLO Difficulty: moderate to strenuous. Elevation: 775 feet. Distance: 2 miles round trip. Bring water and a snack, and wear sturdy hiking shoes. Dec. 15, 8:3010 a.m. Free. 805-544-1777. ecoslo.org. Islay Hill, Sweetbay Ln, San Luis Obispo.

SIERRA CLUB HISTORIC WALK: SAN LUIS OBISPO Guided stroll past 15 holiday-lit Victorian houses in the Old Town historic district to recall the Christmas customs, events, and locales of the 1890s. Flashlight recommended. Dec. 16, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. 805-549-0355. sierraclub.org/ santa-lucia. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1344 Nipomo St., San Luis Obispo. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 37


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MORRO BAY MARTIAL ARTS Offering adult and youth classes in kickboxing, boxing, judo, jiu-jitsu, MMA, tai chi, qi gong, and self defense. Programs are customized to fit your needs , goals, age, and abilities. Mondays-Sundays, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. through April 25 Call for details. 805-701-7397. Morro Bay Martial Arts, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay. SAN LUIS OBISPO

CAL POLY MEN’S BASKETBALL VS. BETHUNECOOKMAN Bring a can food item and get free admission to the game. Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

KNOCKERBALL POP-UP PLAY Also includes spike ball, kan jam, and Giant Jenga to play in between games. Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10-$20. 805-776-3588. knockerballslo.com/public_events/. Santa Rosa Park, Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo.

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BILINGUAL STORYTIME/ CUENTOS BILINGÜES Children and their families are invited to listen to tales in English and Spanish. Wednesdays, 3:30-4 p.m. Free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

FAMILY MOVIE WEDNESDAYS Come enjoy seeing a free, family movie once a month. All ages welcome. Second Wednesday of every month, 2 p.m. Free. 805-995-3312. Cayucos Library, 310 B. St., Cayucos.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LAKOTA LANGUAGE Learn the Lakota sound system, simple grammar, basic vocabulary, phrases, introductions, orthography, culture, and resources for continued language learning from Outside Now mentor Grant Chase, who is passing forward the language of his grandfather, Red Feather, of the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. Thursdays, 5-7:30 p.m. through Dec. 20 $75/person or $125/family (up to 4

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This class integrates the wide-ranging benefits of music, movement, yoga, mindful awareness training, guided relaxation strategies, expressive arts, and more. Additionally offered at SLO and Arroyo Grande locations. Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. 805-270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com/ younique-fitness/. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero.

welcome to come read to Berkeley the dog. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Free. 805-528-1862. Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Come read to Karly the Dog. A great way to get kids interested in reading. Second Friday of every month, 4-5 p.m. Free. 805-7726394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

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RHYTHM AND MOVEMENT DANCE FOR KIDS Utilizing theatrical props, games, and improvisational tools to encourage skill building and creative movement. For ages 5 to 8. All levels of dancers are welcome. Wednesdays, 3:30DEC. 6 – DEC. 13 4:30 p.m. $40 monthly; 2018 $12 to drop in. 805-2036318. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, ignitemovementstudio. com/. Kennedy Club Fitness in SLO hosts its annual Snow

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THEATER DANCE CLASS FOR KIDS An interactive group for kids ages 9 and up to express themselves through dance and theatrical expression. Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. $40 monthly; $12 to drop in. 805-203-6318. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, ignitemovementstudio.com/.

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Daze on Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. This familyfriendly event features 8 tons of snow to play in, a vendor fair, a complimentary food and hot chocolate bar, photos with Santa, and more. Admission is free. Call (805) 781-3488 or visit kennedyclubs.com for more info. —C.W.

TODDLER STORYTIME A storytime for toddlers ages 18 months-and-up. Share stories, songs, finger plays, bubbles, and more. Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria. Hosted by Ms. Kaela. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

CUBS + CRAFTS A parent-and-me style craft

session at the Zest it Up studio. All supplies and snacks are provided. Dec. 7, 10 a.m. $11.49. 805235-2036. Zest It Up Studio, 8793 Plata Ln. Suite E, Atascadero.

DRAGONFLY CIRCLES IN ATASCADERO An enrichment program for ages 7 to 11 that promotes social, emotional, and physical fitness and well-being. Learn and practice how to respond to various types of stress in a healthy way. Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15 p.m. 805-270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com/dragonfly-circles/.

4-6) class is 3pm on Tuesdays. AIKI-KIDS (age 7-13) classes are Tuesdays/Thursdays at 4pm. Call to observe or pre-register. Tuesdays, Thursdays $50-$75 monthly. 805-544-8866. aikidosanluisobispo.com. Budo Ryu, 3536 South Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

DRAGONFLY CIRCLES (AGES 7-11) This enrichment program promotes social, emotional, and physical well-being. Learn/practice how to strengthen inner “superpowers” to nurture positivity and respond to challenges effectively (stress/anxiety, emotions, bullying) in a healthy, balanced, and positive way. Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. 805-270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com/ dragonfly-circles/. Academy of Dance San Luis Obispo, 3422 Miguelito Ct., San Luis Obispo. DRAMA AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY CLASS: AGES 5-8 Sing, dance, play games, and create stories and characters. Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m. $120 for 10 weeks. 805-709-0761. pyjamadrama. com/us. SLO Movement Arts Center, 2074 Parker St., San Luis Obispo.

DRAMA AND PLAY CLASSES: AGES 2-4 Build language, develop motor skills, and practice cooperation, concentration, and problem solving. Mondays, 10:15-11 a.m. $120 for 10 weeks. 805709-0761. pyjamadrama.com/us. SLO Movement Arts Center, 2074 Parker St., San Luis Obispo.

FAMILY HOLIDAY SING-ALONG Join musician Laura Ruth at the SLO Library for this family event to sing festive songs of the season. Dec. 15, 10:3011 a.m. Free. 805-781-5775. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. FAMILY NITE AT 7SISTERS BREWING $5 CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 39

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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 37 options include kids’ grilled cheese, kids’ pulled pork sliders, craft root beer floats, and more. Features live Irish music and family activities. Wednesdays, 4-9 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo, 7SistersBrewing.com.

FAMILY POTTERY NIGHT Classes include instruction and materials. Saturdays, 6-8 p.m. through Dec. 20 $50 for 2 classes. 805-896-6197. anamcre.com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo. (potty trained) to enjoy games, an obstacle course, dinner, dessert, crafts, GymJam time, a movie, and more. Registration required. Second Saturday of every month, 5:30-10:30 p.m. $34-$44 with family discounts. 805-547-1496. performanceathleticsslo. com. Performance Athletics Gymnastics, 4484 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

develops skills that can last a lifetime like the confidence to be brave, desire to share ideas with others, and the joy of solving problems with friends by your side. Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m. and Mondays, 9:30-11 a.m. $12. 805-709-0761. pyjamadrama.com. SLO Movement Arts Center, 2074 Parker St., San Luis Obispo.

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7Sisters Brewing Company in SLO hosts its Vegan Holiday Brunch Buffet, featuring food from Southern Fried Vegan, on Dec. 16 from noon to 3 p.m. Beer, cider, wine, and mimosas will also be available. Admission is $24 for a single trip and $36 for all-you-can-eat. Visit 7sistersbrewing.com for more info. —C.W. SAN LUIS OBISPO

ROLLIE POLIE INFANT CLASS This class is specially designed to promote bonding between baby and caregiver. For birth through crawling. Call to register. Wednesdays, 5:456:15 p.m. through Dec. 26 Free. 805-547-1496. performanceathleticsslo.com. Performance Athletics Gymnastics, 4484 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

DRAGONFLY CIRCLES (AGES 7-11) IN AG This enrichment program promotes social, emotional, and physical well-being. Learn how to respond to stressful emotions and situations in a healthy, balanced, and positive way. Register thru AG Recreation. Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. through Dec. 13 805-270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity. com/dragonfly-circles/. Women’s Club of Arroyo Grande, 211 Vernon St., Arroyo Grande.

OCEANO DUNES VISITOR CENTER Enjoy exhibits of dune and lagoon plant and animal species. End your visit with a stroll behind the center to the fresh-water lagoon. ongoing, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-474-2667. Oceano Dunes Visitor Center, 555 Pier Ave, Oceano.

PLAY EXPLORE CREATE 1 Enjoy various art activities including drawing, painting, building sculptures, and more. Designed for ages 3 to 4. All materials are included. Mondays, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. $20 for one day; $35 for two days a week. 805-668-2125. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. Suite 101, Arroyo Grande, lila.community.

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ASK SABRINA 30 years of Tarot reading experience. Open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday in SLO County and Thursday and Sunday in South SLO County. ongoing 805-441-4707. asksabrina. com. Private Location, TBA, San Luis Obispo.

REFUGE RECOVERY SLO Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to treating and recovering from addictions of all kinds. Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths. Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 2201 Lawton Ave., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

INTUITIVE CIRCLE CLASSES Explore your gift of receiving and giving intuitive information during these classes hosted by Julie Jensen. Every other Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. $25. 805-489-2432. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

MEDIUMSHIP DEVELOPMENT Learn the basics of communicating with spirit in a safe environment with Mike Smith. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $15. 805-480-2432. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

REFUGE RECOVERY Refuge Recovery is a nontheistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to treating and recovering from addictions of all kinds. Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. Free; donations welcome. The Haven (classroom), 621 E Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, 805-202-3440.

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COME TOGETHER Features crafts, activities, a shared meal, and more. Second Wednesday of every month, 5-7 p.m. 805-772-7644. Estero Bay UMC, 3000 Hemlock, Morro Bay. FREE GUIDED MEDITATION GROUP Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-439-2757. meditationintro.com. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

GUIDED MEDITATION CLASS Come learn to meditate in a relaxed setting. Pay attention to each second and increase your awareness of the inner world. Frequent prompts facilitate the focus. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-439-2757. meditationintro.com. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

REFUGE RECOVERY Refuge Recovery is a nontheistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to treating and recovering from addictions of all kinds. Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths. Saturdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Free; donations welcome. SLO County Drug and Alcohol Atascadero, 3500 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 800-838-1381.

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Sing for individuals experiencing lifelimiting or end-of life conditions. Third Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m. Free. 805-544DEC. 6 – DEC. 13 2266. hospiceslo. 2018 org/services/hospiceslo-county-thresholdsingers. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

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Features an assortment of psychic readers. Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Vaires. 805-489-2432. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 S. Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

YOUTH SERVICES The City Church Central Coast holds youth services for junior high school students. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Free. 805-929-8990. thecitycc.org. Faith Life Community Church, 726 W Tefft St, Nipomo.

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ART CENTER MORRO BAY Seeking volunteers to be docents and/or organize art programs. Mondays-Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. SAN LUIS OBISPO

ADOPT A GRANDPARENT Seeking volunteers to help older adults that need a little extra help (baking/driving/errands/friendly visits/games/ pet walking). Volunteer training is ongoing, please contact to set up an orientation. Mondays. through Jan. 28 Free. 805-547-7025 x2214. Wilshire Community Services, 285 South St. Suite J, San Luis Obispo, wilshirecommunityservices.org.

HOSPICE SLO COUNTY VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Preregistration required. In-Home Volunteers assist individuals with a life-limiting illness and their families by providing caregiver respite, practical assistance, emotional support, companionship, and comfort. Thursdays, 1-6 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org/workshops. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

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

FIRST FRIDAYS AT OLIVAS DE ORO Enjoy tastings and special food pairings. First Friday of every month, 12-5 p.m. through Dec. 7 Free. 805227-4223. crestonwinetrail.com/events/. Olivas de Oro, 4625 La Panza Rd., Creston. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

BURGER SUNDAY WITH LONE MADRONE Guests can enjoy elevated lamb, beef, and portobello mushroom burgers grilled by Chef Jeffery Scott. Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Starts at $14. 805-238-0845. Lone Madrone Winery, 5800 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles, lonemadrone.com.

DAILY HAPPY HOUR AT THE NAUTICAL COWBOY Enjoy happy hour specials at this Central Coast steak and seafood house. ongoing, 4-6 p.m. 805-461-5100. the-carlton.com/dining/thenautical-cowboy. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

DOLLAR OYSTER WEDNESDAYS Enjoy fresh dollar oysters. Wednesdays, 4-9 p.m. 805-461-5100. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero. PUBLIC BEER TOUR: PASO PICKUP Enjoy visiting 3 breweries during this tour which includes roundtrip transportation and a Beer Guide. Wine and food offered at some locations. Dec. 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $35. 855-554-6766. hoponbeertours.com. Park Cinemas, 1100 Pine St., Paso Robles.

MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels, San Luis

TRI TIP TUESDAYS Enjoy Santa Maria style tri tip

Obispo, needs noon time drivers. Must have own car to deliver prepared meals. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 805-235-8870. San Luis Obispo, Citywide, SLO.

WINE AND OLIVE OIL TASTING Enjoy tasting

SLO REP SEEKING VOLUNTEER BARTENDERS Must be 21 or over. All volunteers receive complimentary tickets. Email volunteer@slorep.org for more info. ongoing slorep.org. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-786-2440.

FOOD & DRINK FARMERS MARKETS N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

BAYWOOD FARMERS MARKET Mondays, 2-4:30 p.m. northcountyfarmersmarkets.com. Baywood Farmers Market, Santa Maria and 2nd St., Los Osos. MAIN STREET MARKET Saturdays, 2:30-6 p.m. Free. 805-772-4467. Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce, 695 Harbor St., Morro Bay, morrobaychamber.org. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

ATASCADERO FARMERS MARKET Visit site for info on featured music artists and chefs. Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. Free. visitatascadero. com. Sunken Gardens, 6505 El Camino Real, Atascadero. CAMBRIA FARMERS MARKET Fridays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Free. 805-395-6659. cambriafarmersmarket. com. Cambria Veterans Memorial Hall, 1000 Main Street, Cambria.

PASO ROBLES FARMERS MARKET Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m. northcountyfarmersmarkets.com. Paso Robles Farmers Market, Spring and 11th St., Paso Robles. TEMPLETON FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. northcountyfarmersmarkets.com. Templeton Park, 550 Crocker St., Templeton. SAN LUIS OBISPO

FARMERS MARKET Farmers Market in SLO is the largest Farmers Market in California. Thursdays, 6:109 p.m. Downtown SLO, Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

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

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

every Tuesday. Tuesdays, 4-9 p.m. 805-461-5100. the-carlton.com/dining/the-nautical-cowboy. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero. Rhône varietal wines from SLO and SB counties, as well as local Boccabella Farms’ craft olive oils. ongoing, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20. 805-237-1245. mcpricemyers.com. McPrice Myers Wine Company, 3525 Adelaida Rd., Paso Robles.

WINE TASTING AT CHANGALA Enjoy local art and meet Changala’s wine dogs while sampling various wines. Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. 805-226-9060. changalawinery.com. Changala Winery, 3770 Willow Creek Rd., Paso Robles. SAN LUIS OBISPO

THE BLACK GLASS CHALLENGE AT CROMA VERA Test your blind tasting skills. Winners get their names listed on the front board and posted to social media. Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $12. 805-9461685. cromavera.com/events/. Croma Vera Wines, 3592 Broad St., Ste. 106, San Luis Obispo.

FRIDAY NIGHT PINT NIGHT Buy logo glass for $8 and bring it in every Friday for $2 off refills. Wine offered at happy hour pricing. Fridays, 4-10 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7sistersbrewing.com/ events-page. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZ 8 rounds of audio, visual, and live hosted trivia with prizes. Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7SistersBrewing.com. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

TASTE OF SLO: WALKING FOOD TOUR Visit five different destinations in downtown SLO per tour. All food and drinks are included. Mondays, Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. through Sept. 5 $85. 320-420-9853. tasteofslowalkingfoodtour.com. Downtown SLO, Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

TRIVIA Hosted by Brain Stew Trivia. German food from Beda’s Biergarden available 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Bang The Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo, 242-8372, bangthedrumbrewery.com/.

WINE AND DINE Features four farm-to-table courses. Seating is limited. Dec. 15, 6-9 p.m. $80. 805-610-1311. Wild Coyote Winery, 3775 Adelaida Rd., Paso Robles. WINE TASTING AT CROMA VERA Wines also available by the glass and bottle. Club members enjoy special pricing and exclusive benefits. Mondays, Thursdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 1-6 p.m. $12. 805-9461685. cromavera.com/tastingroom/. Croma Vera Wines, 3592 Broad St., Ste. 106, San Luis Obispo. ∆

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PHOTO COURTESY OF SIMONE CECCHETTI

BY GLEN STARKEY

Chet Atkins

approved! Tommy Emmanuel plays the Fremont Theater with Jerry Douglas

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y the time you read this, Tommy Emmanuel’s Fremont Theater show next Thursday, Dec. 13, may already be sold out (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $44 and $58 at fremontslo.com). It was pretty close as of Dec. 4. If you do score some of the last remaining tickets, you’ll be treated to one of the finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world. The Australian received his first guitar as a 4-year-old and learned to play by accompanying his mother’s lap steel. As a 6-year-old, he vividly recalled hearing Chet Atkins on the radio, the same age that he began touring Australia with his family’s band … until the New South Wales Department of Education insisted Tommy attend school regularly. In his teens, he won a string of talent contests. By 30, he was playing European stadiums with The Southern Star Band and Dragon. After that, his solo career took off, and by 44, he became one of five people ever named “Certified Guitar Player” (CGP) by his idol, Chet Atkins. “For me, music has always been about collaboration—the push and pull you get from another human being’s energy,” Emmanuel said on his website. “Even when I play solo, it feels like I’m playing to the emotions I’m getting from the crowd. To feel the love or the joy or the hope coming through these other pickers and singers was electric—I played in ways I never would on my own.” Jerry Douglas will join Emmanuel

LIVE MUSIC

MAGIC FINGERS Amazing acoustic guitarist Tommy Emmanuel (pictured) plays the Fremont Theater on Dec. 13, with Jerry Douglas.

during his Fremont show, and he’s touring in support of Heart Songs, his new album with John Knowles, one of the other four CGPs in the world. Trust me—Tommy Emmanuel is astoundingly masterful!

Locals shine!

Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents have booked another SLO Gathering show hosted by Bear Market Riot and featuring The Cimo Brothers, Arthur Watership, and Miss Leo & Her Bluegrass Boys at The Siren this Friday, Dec. 7 (7:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $12 presale at Boo Boo’s and ticketfly.com, or $15 at the door). If I remember correctly, the last SLO

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JON STEPHENS LIVE Thursdays, 5 p.m. Free. N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

ANDY SCOTT LIVE Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

BANJERDAN LIVE Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-9274200, cambriapineslodge.com.

BOB BENJAMIN AT CAMBRIA PUB Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Free. Cambria Pub and Steakhouse, 4090 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-0782.

BOB BENJAMIN AT CENTRALLY GROWN Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-927-3563. centrallygrown.com. Centrally Grown, 7432 Exotic Garden Dr., Cambria.

BOB BENJAMIN AT LAS CAMBRITAS Saturdays, 6 p.m. Free. 805-927-3563. lascambritas.com. Las Cambritas, 2336 Main Street, Cambria. BOBBY MALONE LIVE Saturdays, 3-6 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

CASH’D OUT Johnny Cash tribute. Dec. 8, 8 p.m. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-225-1312,

805-927-0175. lascambritas.com. Las Cambritas, 2336 Main Street, Cambria.

LIVE JAM AT OTTER ROCK Thursdays, 8 p.m. Free. 805-772-1420. otterrockcafe.com. The Otter Rock Cafe, 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. LIVE MUSIC AT OLD CAYUCOS TAVERN Fridays, Saturdays Free. 805-995-3209. oldcayucostavern. com. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos. LIVE MUSIC AT OTTER ROCK Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Free. 805-772-1420. otterrockcafe.com. The Otter Rock Cafe, 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

Gathering show was at the Fremont Theater with Moonshiner Collective. These showcases are a ton of fun and feature local acts playing for local folks. Incredible music, amazing camaraderie, and you can buy whiskey at The Siren show; you don’t need to sneak in a flask! Also from Numbskull and Good Medicine at The Siren is Johnny Cash tribute act Cash’d Out on Saturday, Dec. 8 (8 p.m.; 21-and-older; $20 at Boo Boo’s and ticketfly.com). Douglas Benson is a terrific Cash stand-in, and the band is spot on covering early Cash hits like “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” and “Cocaine Blues.” STARKEY continued page 43

Featuring the Cimo Bros., Arthur Watership, and other special guests. Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay, 805-225-1312, thesirenmorrobay.com/.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: JD HINTON A jazz artist and modern day troubadour. Dec. 10, 6:30-9 p.m. Free; tips accepted; ages 21 and over only. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

THE TAPROOTS LIVE The Taproots is an acoustic duo performing original contemporary Americana music featuring Tom Walters and Nico Cass. Dec. 6, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-5055. staxwinebar.com. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

TRIBUTE TO ERIC CLAPTON Presented by Songwriters At Play. Performers include Aaron Porter, Casey Rodgers, Kevin Graybill, Emily Zuzick, Rob Kimball, Max MacLaury, Rusty Hobbs, and more TBA. Dec. 11, 6:30-9 p.m. $10; $11.49 to reserve seat. 805-204-6821. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

MARCUS DIMAGGIO LIVE Fridays, 3-6 p.m. Free.

TRUE ZION ACOUSTIC Dec. 8, 3-5 p.m. Free.

Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

805-900-5360. beachbums805.com. Beach BumsCayucos, 10 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos.

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LIVE MUSIC AT STAX Thursdays, Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-5055. staxwine.com. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

LOUIE ORTEGA LIVE Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m.

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LOCALS ONLY Arthur Watership is one of four local acts playing The Siren for the next SLO Gathering show on Dec. 7.

Songwriters At Play. Rose celebrates her new album, Tea Leaf Confessions. Dec. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $11.49. 805-204-6821. ynanarose.com. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

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ADAM LEVINE AND JUDY PHILBIN Levine and Philbin perform live jazz. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-238-2834. labellasera.com. Enoteca Restaurant and Bar, 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles.

THE BANJERDAN SHOW Thursdays, 6 p.m. Free. Last Stage West, 15050 Morro Rd, Highway 41 at Torro Creek Road, Atascadero, 805-461-1393, laststagewest.net. BLUEGRASS JAM SESSION AND BUFFET Second Wednesday of every month $12.50-$17.50. 805-792-0505. torocreekeventcenter.com/. Last Stage West, 15050 Morro Rd, Highway 41 at Torro Creek Road, Atascadero. MUSIC LISTINGS continued page 42


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Hot Dates CAL POLY INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL A free recital presented by Cal Poly

MUSIC LISTINGS from page 40

THE BOW TIES BLUEGRASS BAND LIVE A dance concert to benefit the Transitional Food & Shelter. Features live music, dancing, wine, desserts, raffles, a silent auction, and more. Dec. 8, 5:30-10 p.m. $30-$50. 805-470-3178. Pavilion on the Lake, 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero.

Music Department student instrumentalists. Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-noon Free admission; campus parking enforced. 805-756-2406. music.calpoly.edu/ calendar/. Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

HAPPY HOLIDAY WITH THE IN TIME TRIO Enjoy live holiday music. Dec. 9, 4-6 p.m. $15. 805227-6800. danbino.com. D’anbino Vineyards and Cellars, 710 Pine St, Paso Robles.

HARMONY FOR THE HOLIDAYS Featuring the Pacific Horizon and Gold Coast choruses. Dec. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Suggested donation at the door. 805441-1405. pacifichorizon.org. First Presbyterian Church, 610 S Main St., Templeton.

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LIVE MUSIC AT BROKEN EARTH Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-239-2562. brokenearthwinery.com. Broken Earth Winery, 5625 Highway 46E, Paso Robles. LIVE MUSIC AT CATTLEMANS LOUNGE Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Paso Robles Inn Cattleman’s Lounge, 103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, 805-238-2660.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE NAUTICAL COWBOY Enjoy different acts weekly in the Nautical Cowboy’s lounge. Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 29 Varies. 805-461-5100. facebook.com/pg/ NauticalCowboyatTheCarlton/events. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero. PINT NIGHT MUSIC AT SWEET SPRINGS SALOON Features local bands and beer specials. Thursdays, 6 p.m.-midnight 805-439-0969. sweetspringssaloon.com. Sweet Springs Saloon, 990 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos.

THE REAL BLUES JAM NORTH All Blues musicians, regardless of experience, are welcome to join this jam session. Hosted by Ted Waterhouse with Bruce Willard and Dean Giles. Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5 donation/musicians exempt. 805-704-5116. danbino.com. D’anbino Vineyards and Cellars, 710 Pine St, Paso Robles. SATURDAY LIVE Live music every Saturday afternoon. Wine and lunch offerings available for purchase. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-227-4812. vinarobles. com. Vina Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles.

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Fridays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Free. 805-5418733. motherstavern.com. Mother’s Tavern, 725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo.

Dec. 12, 7:30-10 p.m. 805-5463198. Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, cuesta.edu.

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combos, each playing their best two songs. Dec. 11, 7:30-10 p.m. $5. 805-5463198. Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, cuesta.edu.

DAVID FOSTER EVANS LIVE Enjoy live Celtic music. Dec. 11, 5-7 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7SistersBrewing.com. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo. FRESH PICKED CONCERT SERIES Enjoy live music from a different act each performance. First Thursday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. DowntownSLO.com. Harvest Stage, 995 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, 805-541-0286.

THE FUNK BEFORE CHRISTMAS WITH WORDSAUCE Dec. 8, 10 p.m. $5. SLO Brew, 736 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-1843, slobrew.com.

GYPSY JAZZ NIGHT With the Gypsy All Stars: Laurel Mitchel (vocals), Daniel Cimo (violin), James Gallardo, Ben Arthur, and Toan Chau. Every other Thursday, 9:30-11:30 p.m. Barrelhouse Brewing Co. Speakeasy, 1033 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-296-1128, barrelhousebrewing.com.

HOLIDAY CONCERT: CUESTA CHOIRS AND WIND ENSEMBLE Featuring old holiday favorites

Key. Different acts every weekend. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805- 226-8881. sculpterra.com. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

as well as new compositions by young American composers Eric Whitacre and Joshua Shank. Dec. 9 $10-$15. 805-546-3198. Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, cuesta.edu.

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jazz songs have been described as sorrowful yet humorous vignettes. Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m. Free; tips accepted; all ages are welcome. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

special Christmas concert featuring holiday favorites. Dec. 7, 12-12:45 p.m. Free. 805-5435451. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, fpcslo.org.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: NICOLE STROMSOE WITH DORIAN MICHAEL Stromsoe will be accompanied by guitarist Dorian Michael. With special guest Matt Jaffe. Dec. 16, 1-4 p.m. Free; tips accepted; all ages are welcome.. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay. com. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

JAZZ JAM SESSIONS AT LINNAEA’S Hosted by the SLO County Jazz Federation. Second Tuesday

PHOTO COURTESY OF CENTRAL COAST YOUTH CHORUS

SLO MASTER CHORALE PRESENTS FOURTH ANNUAL HANDEL’S MESSIAH SING-ALONG Thomas Davies, Artistic Director, will conduct the Master Chorale singers and the audience during choral sections of Handel’s famous oratorio. Dec. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. $15 general admission. 805-5383311. slomasterchorale.org/. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

SUNDAY SERENADE Features a different acoustic act each week. Sundays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bang The Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo, 242-8372, bangthedrumbrewery.com/. THROUGH THE ROOTS For ages 21 and over only. Dec. 6, 7 p.m. $5. SLO Brew Rock, 855 Aerovista Pl., San Luis Obispo, 209-417-7748.

TIM JACKSON LIVE Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805868-7133. timjackson.net. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

TOMMY EMMANUEL LIVE Dec. 13 The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805546-8600, fremontslo.com. WINTER SONGS CONCERT: CENTRAL COAST YOUTH CHORUS CCYC’s six youth choirs, Brio, Cadence, Cadenza, Young Men’s Ensemble, Vivace, and Advanced Vocal Ensemble, will perform a repertoire of past favorites and new arrangements of music from CCYC concerts over the past 25 years. Dec. 8, 3-5 p.m. and Dec. 9, 3-5 p.m. $10$20. 805-543-7580. SLO United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

ACOUSTIC SUNDAYS Sundays, 3-6 p.m. Seaventure Restaurant, 100 Oceanview Ave, Pismo Beach, 805-779-1779, seaventure.com.

LIVE MUSIC AT PUFFERS Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 805-773-6563. puffersofpismo.com. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach.

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.

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Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7SistersBrewing.com. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

LIVE MUSIC AT MOROVINO WINERY With Jon Stephen. For ages 21-and-over. Second Sunday of every month, 2-5 p.m. through Dec. 9 Free with wine purchase. 805-627-1443. morovino.com. Morovino Winery, 468 Front Street, Avila Beach.

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PINT NITE AND WILL BREMAN LIVE Enjoy $2 off pints with logo glass.

LIDO LIVE Live music at Lido at Dolphin Bay. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-773-8900. thedolphinbay.com/lido. Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay, 2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach.

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Genres include cartoon music, Ethiopian pop, rock, rhythm and blues, and swing. The selection includes works Led Zeppelin, Tower of Power, past and rising jazz masters, and more. Dec. 7, 8 p.m. $14 general; $9 students and Jazz Federation members. 805-756-4849. music.calpoly.edu/calendar/. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

NOCHE CALIENTE Fridays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 805-541-096. slograd. com. The Graduate, 990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC Enjoy live music and food on the patio. Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 805-489-9099. branchstreeetdeli.com. Branch Street Deli, 203 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande.

VERN SANDERS LIVE This jazz pianist covers songs from the Great American Songbook. Sundays, 5-8 p.m. 805-238-2834. Enoteca Restaurant and Bar, 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles, labellasera.com/ enoteca-restaurant.

CAL POLY FALL JAZZ CONCERT

returns to FPCSLO Christmas Jazz Vespers with bandmates Scott Liddi, Ken Hustad, and Darrell Voss, along with vocalist Inga Swearingen. Featuring original arrangements of classic Christmas carols and seasonal standards. All net proceeds will benefit Lifewater International. Dec. 16, 7 p.m. $15 recommended donation. 805-5435451. facebook.com/JazzVespersConcertSeries. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.

CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT

Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-237-1425. asuncionridge.com. Asuncion Ridge, 725 12th St., Paso Robles.

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JAZZ VESPERS CHRISTMAS George Garcia

LIVE MUSIC AT MOTHER’S TAVERN

Features a series of percussion clinics, concerts, and educational sessions. Dec. 8, 1 p.m. $12. Cuesta College Student Center, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

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CAL POLY VOCAL STUDENT RECITAL A free recital presented by Cal Poly Music Department student vocalists. Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Free admission; campus parking enforced. 805-756-2406. music.calpoly.edu/ calendar/. Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

of every month, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-543-1200. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo, linnaeas.com/.

OPEN BLUES JAM Wednesdays Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 805-489-3639.

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

The Central Coast Youth Chorus (CCYC) presents its Winter Songs Concert on Dec. 8 and 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. at SLO United Methodist Church. This concert features CCYC’s six youth choirs. Tickets range from $10 to $20 and are available at my805tix.com. Call (805) 543-7580 to find out more. —C.W.

SIDE EFFECTS Tuesdays Free. 805-773-6563. puffersofpismo.com. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach. SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: MISS LEO Influences include the Grateful Dead and folk, bluegrass, and soul artists. All ages are welcome. Dec. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. Free; tips accepted. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com. Branch Street Deli, 203 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande. MUSIC LISTINGS continued page 44


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GET IRIE Cali-reggae act Through the Roots plays on Dec. 6 in the SLO Brew Rock Event Center.

STARKEY from page 40

Reggae at The Rock There are still tickets for Cali-reggae act Through the Roots this Thursday, Dec. 6, at the SLO Brew Rock Event Center (7 p.m.; 18-and-older; $12 at slobrew.com). Breezy, tropical, and socially conscious, Through the Roots delivers irresistible melodies, deep grooves, and thought-provoking lyrics. In SLO Brew’s downtown location, check out the live funk, hip-hop, and soul music of local ensemble Word Sauce on Saturday, Dec. 8 (10 p.m.; 21-and-older; $5 at ticketweb.com). These guys put on a highenergy show that will have you moving.

More music … SLO’s First Presbyterian Church hosts another Brown Bag Concert this Friday, Dec. 7 (noon; all ages; free), in Wilson Hall, with a special Christmas Concert featuring the In Time Trio! Expect new arrangements of holiday favorites. If you can’t make this show, Becky Robinson, Kit Johnson, and Judy Philbin will put you in the mood for Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 9, in D’Anbino tasting room (4 to 6 p.m.; 21-and-older; $15, call (805) 227-6800 to reserve your seat), and they’ll appear next Thursday, Dec. 13,

CLASSIC ROCK TO AMERICANA Vermont singersongwriter and multiinstrumentalist Alice Austin plays Dec. 9 at Sweet Springs Saloon in the afternoon and Frog and Peach at night.

at La Bellasera Hotel/Enoteca Restaurant (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.). The end of Cal Poly’s quarter is fast approaching, which means it’s time for some great year-end concerts by talented students led by Cal Poly’s amazing faculty. The Cal Poly Fall Jazz Concert is in the Spanos Theatre this Friday, Dec. 7 (8 p.m.; all ages; $14 general $9 student and SLO Jazz Fed members at (805) 7564849). You’ll hear Cal Poly’s University Jazz Bands playing in intimate small combo formats as well as big band style with vocalists. The SLO County Jazz Federation presents Svetlana and the Delancy Five in a special holiday concert at the Unity Concert Hall on Saturday, Dec. 8 (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $25 general, $20 for Jazz Fed members, and $15 for students at Boo Boo’s and brownpapertickets.com). The ensemble is a collaboration of New York City veteran jazz musicians and local standouts—Dave Becker (reeds), Bob Bennett (trumpet) and Matthew Evans (bass)—led by vocalist Svetlana Shmulyian. Expect sultry, swinging vocals with the little big band power. Vermont singer-songwriter and multiinstrumentalist Alice Austin will bring her eclectic styles—vintage to modern, classic rock to Americana—to Sweet Springs Saloon this Sunday, Dec. 9 (2

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE IN TIME TRIO!

THREE ON THE NICE LIST The In Time Trio! plays three shows this week: Dec. 7 at SLO’s First Presbyterian Church; Dec. 9 at D’Anbino Tasting Room; and Dec. 13 at La Bellasera Hotel/Enoteca Restaurant.

to 5 p.m.; 21-and-older), and later that night to Frog and Peach (10 to midnight; 21-and-older). Austin will play guitar and suitcase drums and “Charming” Charlie Peterson will join in on pedal steel, dobro, or mandolin. Enjoy a fiery and passionate night of flamenco this Monday, Dec. 10, when Seattle-based flamenco dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, Pasajera, to the 4 Cats Café and Gallery (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $22 general admission, $35 VIP seating, $8 child, or $15 student tickets at brownpapertickets. com). Spanish-Romani guitarist Pedro Cortes and singer/percussionist/dancer Jose Moreno will join Fuentes. Presented by Gary Vecchiarelli Entertainment, check out Roger Lloyd Wood’s Big Band during an afternoon concert of the most popular songs from the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s in the Clark Center on Sunday, Dec. 9. Expect a cavalcade of holiday hits made famous by Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, and more. Special guest The Satin Dollz will provide tight, Andrew Sisters-style vocal harmonies (5 p.m.; all ages; $49 general, $39 seniors, and $25 student tickets at clarkcener.org or (805) 489-9444).

Keep community radio alive! You can hear local community radio station The Rock at 97.3FM in Morro Bay, 107.9FM in Paso Robles, or streaming live on the World Wide Web. Located in Morro Bay, the nonprofit, community-run radio station is in the middle of a fundraising drive, and you can donate on its website, esterobayradio.org. A minimum $1 donation will give you a chance to win a custom Gary Kramer electric guitar! The Rock is the place to go to hear talent like Captain Retro, Bodacious Ya Ya’s, James Cushing, Dead Air Dave, Abe Perlstein, Kurt “The Wizard” Waldo, and the indispensible Harry Farmer’s Cosmic Weather Report: “To begin with, a very emotionally engaging contact with Mars in sensitive Pisces will be occurring around mid morning, providing an opportunity to assert ourselves in a very empowering, supportive, and confident manner, allowing our actions to be of value to both ourselves and others.” Donate early and often! The guitar giveaway ends on New Year’s Day. Δ Keep up with New Times Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey via Twitter at twitter. com/glenstarkey, friend him at facebook. com/glenstarkey, or contact him at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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DANCE! Enjoy some flamenco on Dec. 10, when Seattle-based dancer Savannah Fuentes brings her latest show, Pasajera, to the 4 Cats Café and Gallery, accompanied by two Spanish musicians.

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THE WAVEBREAKERS BAND LIVE Enjoy hits

SING ALONG WITH THE RIGHETTI HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Sing along with the Righetti

from the 1950s to the 1980s. Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-489-9099. branchstreetdeli.com. Branch Street Deli, 203 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande.

WEDNESDAYS: LIVE MUSIC Enjoy live music in the fireplace room. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Seaventure Restaurant, 100 Oceanview Ave, Pismo Beach, 805-779-1779, seaventure.com. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

BILL WOODS LIVE Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Moxie Cafe, 1317 W. McCoy Ln., Santa Maria, 805361-2900, moxiecafe.com. CHRIS BELAND LIVE Soloist. Dec. 15, 7-10 p.m. chrisbeland.bandcamp.com. Blast 825, 241 S Broadway St., Ste. 101, Orcutt, 805-934-3777.

DAVID YARNELL LIVE Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Moxie Cafe, 1317 W. McCoy Ln., Santa Maria, 805-361-2900, moxiecafe.com.

FREE CHRISTMAS JAZZ CONCERT Central City Swing, a 17-piece jazz band, will perform their annual Christmas concert. Dec. 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 805-720-3840. centralcityswing.com. Unity Chapel of Light Church, 1165 Stubblefield Rd., Orcutt.

JINEANNE CODERRE LIVE A fusion of smooth jazz, pop, and soul. Dec. 14, 4-6 p.m. Complimentary. presquilewine.com. Presqu’ile Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile Dr., Santa Maria, 805-937-8110. NATALIE HASKINS LIVE Solo artist. Dec. 7, 7 p.m. reverbnation.com/nataliehaskins. Blast 825, 241 S Broadway St., Ste. 101, Orcutt, 805-934-3777. NATALY LOLA TRIO LIVE Dec. 8, 10 p.m. ghostmonsterband.com. Blast 825, 241 S Broadway St., Ste. 101, Orcutt, 805-934-3777.

NOACH TANGERAS LIVE Soloist. Dec. 14, 7 p.m. noachtangerasband.com. Blast 825, 241 S Broadway St., Ste. 101, Orcutt, 805-934-3777.

ODDLY STRAIGHT LIVE Performing renditions of ‘60s and ‘70s classics. Dec. 7, 4-6 p.m. Complimentary. Presqu’ile Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile

insightsomatics.com. SLO Yoga Center, 672 Higuera St #200, San Luis Obispo.

UNCORK THE MIC: AN UNCONVENTIONAL OPEN MIC SESSION Hosted by Michelle Morrow.

COUNTRY NIGHT Thursdays, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

This session features a singer/songwriter/musician each week. To be featured on Uncork the Mic, email uncorkthemic@gmail.com. Mondays-Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-5055. Staxwine.com. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

High School Choir. Dec. 12, 4-5 p.m. Free. 805925-0994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

805-541-096. slograd.com. The Graduate, 990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo.

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to 10 p.m. Second Sunday of every month, 7-10 p.m. Bang The Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo, 242-8372, bangthedrumbrewery.com/.

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BALLROOM DANCE LESSONS WITH A-TOWN BALLROOM Dance lessons with Cammie Velci and Brian Reeves. Singles and couples from all levels of experience are welcome. Mondays, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. $10-$15. 888-395-4965. atownballroom. com. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero.

SALSA Dance lesson is 7 to 8 p.m. Social dance is 8

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DJ CAMOTE Thursdays, 5 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-1010, harryspismobeach.com. DJ DRUMZ AT MONGO’S Fridays Free. 805-4893639. mongossaloon.com. Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach.

DANCE LESSON AND DANCE PARTY

KARAOKE/OPEN MIC

Come learn a variety of ballroom, swing, and Latin dances. Followed by a potluck dance party. Sundays, 5-7:30 p.m. $10. 888-395-4965. atownballroom.com/. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero.

DANCE LESSONS WITH CAMMIE AND BRIAN Come learn a variety

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of ballroom, swing, and latin dances. Mondays, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. $10. 888-3954965. atownballroom.com/. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero.

SUNDAY DANCE PARTIES A weekly dance party that includes free dance lessons. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Free; $5 on DJ nights. 888-395-4965. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero. SAN LUIS OBISPO

CONSCIOUS DANCE Shelley Kilcoyne (teacher and somatic psychotherapist) and Kari Stettler (teacher and somatic experiencing practitioner) provide soundscapes, gentle guidance, and compelling inquiry to help support this meditation dance. Second Thursday of every month, 7:30-9 p.m. through Dec. 13 $15-$20. 805-550-8717.

An open mic for all ages hosted by Professor Matt Saxking Tuttle. Fridays, Saturdays, 5-7 p.m. Free. San Simeon Lodge Restaurant, 9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon.

KARAOKE AT OTTER ROCK Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Free. 805-772-1420. otterrockcafe.com. The Otter Rock Cafe, 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. OPEN MIC WITH MATT SAXKING TUTTLE All ages and skill levels welcome. Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. through April 16 Free. 916-694-9466. San Simeon Lodge Lounge, 9520 Castillo Dr., San Simeon.

UNCORK THE MIC Producer of Uncork the Mic, Michelle Morrow presents a featured singer/ songwriter each Monday evening. The event is an unconventional open mic session with a unique format. Email uncorkthemic@gmail.com to sign up. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805 772 5055. staxwinebar.com/events2/. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

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OPEN MIC AT THE LAST STAGE WEST Bring your own acoustic instrument or play on the house guitar or piano. Sundays, 5-9 p.m. Free. 805-4611393. Last Stage West, 15050 Morro Rd, Highway 41 at Torro Creek Road, Atascadero, laststagewest.net.

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT DARK STAR With host Rusty Hobbs. No cover charge. Fridays, 5:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-237-2389. darkstarcellars.com/Events. Dark Star Cellars, 2985 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles. SAN LUIS OBISPO

KARAOKE NIGHT SUNDAYS AT BUFFALO PUB AND GRILL Sundays, 8 p.m. Free. 805-544-5155. Buffalo Pub And Grill, 717 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT 7SISTERS For musicians, poets, and comedians. Family-friendly. Performers get a free beer. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-8687133. 7sistersbrewing.com/calendar. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT KREUZBERG Wednesdays Free. 805-439-2060. kreuzbergcalifornia.com. Kreuzberg Coffee Company, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

FRONT ROW KARAOKE Thursdays, 9 p.m. 773-1010. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, harryspismobeach.com.

JAWZ KARAOKE Thursdays, 9 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-1010, harryspismobeach.com. KARAOKE WITH DJ SAM Sundays Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 805-489-3639. ∆

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Artifacts A new day BY RYAH COOLEY

Local author releases Christmas children’s book

A new children’s book, The Perfect Christmas Mistake, by author, illustrator, and Central Coast resident Deborah Micklus is now available for purchase. The book is Micklus’ first project since completing a self-publishing class at Cal Poly SLO. The story centers on the creation of the first candy cane, and how it became a Christmas tradition. Micklus has three booksigning events scheduled in celebration of the book’s release: Dec. 6 at Bucket of Books in Atascadero; Dec. 8 at the SLO Makerspace Craft Fair in SLO; and Dec. 16 at the San Marcos Creek Winery and Inn Craft Fair in Paso Robles. The Perfect Christmas Mistake is available on Amazon, Booktopia, Barnes & Noble, and other major book retailers. Visit debimicklus. wixsite.com/author for more information.

Gallery At Marina Square holds new group show

An opening reception for Coastal Colors, a group show featuring painters, photographers, and mixed media artists, takes place Dec. 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gallery At Marina Square in Morro Bay. The exhibit showcases works depicting coastal wildlife, seaside beaches, parks, sanctuaries, and more. The 18 featured artists of Coastal Colors are Spanky Anderson, Michael Castaneda, James Crawford, Jari de Ham, Sarah DeLong, Don Doubledee, Debbie Gedayloo, Virginia Mac, Jack McNeal, Patricia Newton, Karen Peterson, James Silva, Gregory Siragusa, Jane Siragusa, Nic Stover, Ardella Swanberg, Adam Trovao, and Maria Tuttle. The exhibition opened Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 29. Gallery At Marina Square is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (805) 772-1068 or visit galleryatmarinasquare. com for more information.

Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre presents Holiday Dinnertainment

Holiday Dinnertainment, an original play by Erik Stein, shows at the Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre through Dec. 23, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. This comedy features original music by Stein and tells the story of a dinner theatre group rehearsing its annual holiday musical revue. Tickets are $25 and are available in advance at my805tix. com or at the door. The wine bar for Friday and Saturday performances opens at 6:30 p.m. Visit cambriacenterforthearts.org for more information. Δ —Caleb Wiseblood

Anne of Green Gables sparks hope, optimism

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t’s safe to say that we could all use a little dose of optimism right about now. Maybe that’s why the classic 1908 novel Anne of Green On stage Gables, by Canadian author The play Anne of Green L.M. Montgomery, with its Gables will be on stage ever hopeful yet quirky and at St. Peter’s By The Sea complicated protagonist, has Episcopal Church in Morro Bay through Dec. 16. Tickets made a recent resurgence with range from $15 to $20. Visit the new Netflix show, Anne With bytheseaproductions.org for An E, and locally on the stage tickets and more information. in Morro Bay at By the Sea Productions. Adapted by Sylvia Ashby, directed by John Battalino, and set in the late 19th century, the story follows the adventures of Anne (Becca McHenry), an 11-year-old orphan in Canada. After a simple mix-up, Anne is adopted by two aging, unmarried siblings, Matthew (Ed Galena) and Marilla (Sholly Von Stein), residents of the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. When the quiet Matthew goes to the train station to pick up the expected orphan boy, who is supposed to help the old man out on the farm, instead he gets Anne, a decidedly precocious, creative girl longing for a place to call home, but struggling to reign in her temper while staying true to who she is. A sunshine-spewing, Pollyanna-type figure Anne (who would much prefer to be called Cordelia, thanks) is most certainly not. Sure, Anne embodies optimism in certain moments, like when she tells Marilla, “Tomorrow is a day with no mistakes in it.” But above all, Anne is fiercely honest and true to herself, as when she yells at Marilla, “I’m in the depths of despair!” when the matron considers sending Anne back to the orphanage. And Anne is the perfect almost teenager when she yells, “Red hair is my lifelong sorrow!” The set rotates mainly between the home Matthew and Marilla share, dubbed Green Gables, and the schoolhouse that Anne attends. FAMILY A mistake leads to Anne (Becca McHenry, left) being adopted by the aging brother and sister McHenry plays a passionate and fierce Anne, duo of Matthew (Ed Galena) and Marilla (Sholly Von Stein), who were expecting a boy to help them out in addition to being convincing as a much on their farm. PHOTOS COURTESY OF IAIN MACADAM younger girl in the first part of the play. Von Stein evokes Marilla, a stern and wise mother Twists and turns lead Anne to figure, well. She’s cautious and slow to give unexpected places, like the academy her heart over to this strange, new child who’s in Queens, where she’s on track to suddenly in her life. Galena as Matthew is apply for college as she hones her quiet, reserved, and instantly charmed by talent as a burgeoning writer. When Anne. The story even gives him some feminist tragedy strikes, Anne and others leanings when Anne wins a scholarship to in her life are able to see how much college and he tells her, “Well, now I’d rather she has truly grown. But at the end have you than a dozen boys, Anne, just mind of the day, she wondrously still feels you that.” like she’s remained true to herself. And, of course, there is love and friendship “I’m not a bit changed—not really,” in store for Anne in the form of Diana Berry Anne explains. “I’m only just pruned (Sophia Lea) and Gilbert Blythe (Sierra down and branched out. The real Redman). A meddling mom tears apart me—back here—is just the same.” Δ Diana and Anne, who quickly become “bosom buddies.” And, as Anne puts it, years and years Arts Writer Ryah Cooley spells it keep Anne and Gilbert from becoming close THE NEW GIRL Anne (Becca McHenry, right) makes Ryah with an “h.” Contact her at after he calls her “carrots” in reference to her friends and enemies alike when she starts at a new school rcooley@newtimesslo.com. red hair. after being adopted.

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classic response is, “You’ll shoot your eye here hasn’t been a Christmas, or heck, a day, with a decent amount out.” And so Ralphie sets about other of snow on the ground in San Luis means, from conducting a propaganda Obispo County since before I was born, mailer campaign to going directly to the but even the Central Coast has its little big guy (Santa) himself, to obtain his tells that the holiday is much-coveted wish list fast approaching. item. For me, one of those The set is simple but Happy holidays The play A Christmas Story will be signs is the opening of resplendent, taking place onstage at the San Luis Obispo Repertory the San Luis Obispo almost entirely in the Theatre through Dec. 23. Tickets range Repertory Theatre’s Parker family home, with from $20 to $39. Visit slorep.org for production of A multicolored Christmas tickets and more information. Christmas Story, directed lights outlining the edges again by managing giving us a peek into artistic director Kevin Harris. The classic the kitchen, living room, and Ralphie’s holiday favorite is back in town for its room. Later in the show, a few benches fifth consecutive year now. The play, transform the set into Ralphie’s classroom by Philip Grecian, is based on both the and, finally, the addition of a giant slide 1966 novel and the 1983 film by Jean takes us to the department store where Shepherd. Ralphie finally gets to make his request It is 1940 in Indiana and, as the to Santa in person. now older narrator Ralph Parker (Don The classic story is given fresh life, in Stewart) recounts, “Christmas was part by the addition of new cast members. on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Given that most of the show’s characters Christmas, upon which the entire kid are children, the cast naturally ages calendar revolved.” And all young Ralphie out every few years or so. Carlberg is Parker (Coen Carlberg) wants to see earnest and charming as Ralphie. Kyan under the tree is a Red Ryder BB gun. Vander Weele convincingly portrays the Naturally, when he blurts this out, his annoying, oblivious little brother to a tee. mother’s (Alicia Klein) now famously A real genuine sweetness shines through

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in London Raftery as she plays Esther Jane, who crushes on Ralphie, oblivious to his obvious scorn for her affection. And Drew Vander Weele, who previously played the role of Ralphie’s school chum, Schwartz, has now been promoted to the part of the villainous, yellow-eyed Scut Farkus, the ominous bully feared by all kids. Pacific Conservatory Theatre actor and instructor Stewart returns to reprise his role as the narrator, a grown-up

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o-writer and director Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses 2, Daddy’s Home) helms this story about Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne), who adopt three children, sending their lives into utter chaos. (119 min.) Glen This well-intentioned dramedy explores the travails and triumphs of adoption, finding both comic and emotionally potent moments. Pete and Ellie are happy in their lives. They flip houses for a living; he does the heavy lifting, and she does the design work. They’re successful and fairly well off, and the idea of having kids simply isn’t in the picture … until Ellie’s extra competitive sister, Kim (Allyn Rachel), and her putupon husband, Russ (Tom Segura), put the idea in Ellie’s head. Instead of trying to have kids of their own, Pete and Ellie decide to adopt and begin taking parenting courses with Karen (Octavia Spencer) and Sharon (comedian Tig Notaro), who try to prepare prospective parents to first, foster a kid and then, maybe if everything goes right, become a real parent. Originally, the couple meant to adopt one small child but after meeting three siblings in need—including rebellious 15-year-old Lizzy (Isabela Moner)—they suddenly find themselves on a steep learning curve on how to parent three children they’ve only just met. Based on director Anders and his wife’s own experiences with adoption, the film explores the pitfalls of adopting three siblings, including the potato chipobsessed youngest, Lita (Julianna Gamiz),

NOT SO INNOCENT Fifteen-yearold Lizzy (Isabela Moner) drives her foster parents crazy, manipulating and disobeying them at every turn.

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth, Anna? Full price What’s it worth, Glen? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10, Sunset Drive-In and accident prone and insecure middle child, Juan (Gustavo Quiroz). The film’s full of laughs, mostly at the expense of Pete and Ellie, who are wholly out of their element, in part because Lizzy is smart and manipulative, and she really wants her mom to regain custody of her, Juan, and Lita. Anna No one wants to take in a teenager. While their younger counterparts are getting placed in homes all the time, foster teens are obviously and wholly overlooked, which strikes Pete and Ellie when they attend a picnic aimed at pairing up parents and kids. When sassy, smart-assy Lizzy catches their eye, the couple is intrigued. Soon enough they learn she comes with a little more than a hefty bag of clothes—little Lita and Juan are adorable handfuls that teen Lizzy has mothered from day one. Things aren’t perfect, and while Pete and Ellie can put together a catalog-ready bedroom and fill the bottom of the Christmas tree to the brim, they soon learn that there’s a whole lot more that goes into making a family than that. Added to the mix are Pete and Ellie’s mothers, two competitive ladies hell bent on earning a World’s Best Grandma award, and on the other side of the coin is the kids’ complicated relationship with their birth mother. This conflict lives in Lizzie, who has stars in her eyes for her mom despite her mom’s past inability to care for her kids. The younger siblings are much warier of the woman who is basically a stranger, but in the end, the foster program wants reunification when possible, and soon Pete and Ellie face the possibility of losing the kids they’ve grown to love. It all sounds kind of sappy, and maybe it is—but it’s the right kind of saccharine, sweet and slapsticky, tender, and relatable. When the credits roll, we get to see real-life families of every persuasion living with and loving each other. Not going to lie, I was pretty tearbleared after this one. Glen The two grandmas—Jan (Julie Hagerty) and Grandma Sandy (Margo

SECOND THOUGHTS After adopting three troublesome siblings, Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) begin to have second thoughts.

Martindale)—are both hilarious as they compete for attention from their new grandkids and impart their own mom wisdom on their first-time-parent children. Pete’s mom, Sandy, is especially sage, and shows Pete and Ellie how it’s done. I also thought Tig Notaro as Sharon was terrific. Her deadpan delivery and polite but strained work relationship with Karen was a subtle comic highlight of the film. Wahlberg and Byrne have great chemistry as Pete and Ellie. They believe most people who adopt have a special depth of empathy, and they worry they don’t have it. They’re certainly full of selfdoubt and discuss how they can back out of the situation. There’s something very real about their insecurities. There’s also something very sanitized about the story, but, of course, how could a film truly cover all the complexities of adoption in two hours? To add dimension, we see Pete and Ellie attend foster parent support groups, where they interact with other foster parents who discuss their own problems. There’s an interracial couple, a gay couple, a single white mom who desperately wants to adopt an athletic black child to guide him to his NCAA potential. You could argue the film resorts to stereotypes and broad strokes, but there’s so much emotional potency here. In the closing credits, the first photo of parents and their adopted children is director Sean Anders, his wife, and their three Latino kids who the film is based on, followed by a dozen more photos of other families, presumably ones the Anders met during their foster and adoption process. It drives

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home that adoption is an important calling that creates new families. This is feel-good filmmaking that will hit you right in your tender parts this holiday season. I found it undeniably sweet and satisfying. Anna A big selling point for Pete and Ellie is formed when they see Brenda (Eve Harlow) and her adoptive parents, who come speak at one of the support group meetings. It’s all inspiration and charm, but when Pete and Ellie turn to her parents in the middle of their own battles, they soon learn that still waters run deep, and picture-perfect families are just fairy tales. The overall message is love; love through the good and love through when you hate each other—choose love every time and you will come out winning. It could be dismissed as a feel-good romp with more stars than substance, but I think this one has more going for it than meets the eye. It really feels like it comes from a genuine place, and learning that it’s based on the director’s life experience solidified its wholehearted loveliness. The win in this one falls squarely between how sweet and how funny it is. Poor klutzy, apologetic Juan is too sensitive; his sister, Lita, is a tyrant of cute; and big sis Lizzie is an exasperated mother hen who desperately wants the chance to be a teen just like everyone else. This will make you want to hug those you love tight, and strangle them just the same. Ah, family. ∆ Split Screen is written by Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and his wife, Anna. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Galaxy Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) directs this biopic chronicling Vincent Van Gogh (Willem Defoe) during his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Rupert Friend stars as Vincent’s brother, Theo; Oscar Isaac as fellow painter Paul Gauguin; and Mathieu Amalric as Vincent’s physician and model, Dr. Paul Gachet. (110 min.) —Glen Starkey

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10 Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Superman Returns) directs this biopic about Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) and Queen, chronicling the band’s rise to super stardom, Mercury’s solo career and AIDS diagnosis, and their triumphant reunion and spellbinding performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert. The criticisms you’ve heard are all true: The film’s chronology is inaccurate, it skips over or condenses much of Queen’s history, its PG-13 rating sanitizes the story, and star Rami Malek’s prosthetic overbite teeth are distracting. But none of that stops

Bohemian Rhapsody from being an engaging, joyous, and highly entertaining film. Set aside your picked nits and sit back and soak up this uplifting ride. Yes, the film is flawed. So was Freddie Mercury, but that didn’t make him any less of a legendary rock star! (134 min.) —Glen Starkey

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? The Palm Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl) directs Melissa McCarthy as Lee Israel, an author in a career limbo who commits literary forgery in order to make ends meet. The film

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BLOOD EVERYWHERE Nicolas Cage stars in Mandy (2018), a color-filled, ’80s-inspired sci-fi thriller, that’s a must-see for anyone who’s bored of the usual.

I can’t say the end is happy or sad. It feels like the limbo that the film started with, and it’s left me wanting to learn more about Israel and what happened after her fabrication escapades. (106 min.) —Karen Garcia

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10 Steven Caple Jr. (The Land) directs this sequel about boxer Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), who, under trainer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), takes on the son of Rocky’s nemesis, Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu). Yes, this loose Rocky sequel is formulaic, but it’s a helluva good formula! Adonis’ complicated personal life and need to dig deep within himself to find the champion he can become is still a great story. Jordan is terrific in the role, demonstrating nuance, range, and complex emotion. And, of course, it’s great to see the old faces from the franchise—Stallone and Lundgren. Unlike triple Academy Awardwinner Rocky (1976), Creed II probably isn’t going to take home Best Picture, but it’s a great popcorn movie. (117 min.) —Glen Starkey

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On one hand, Mandy is a contemporary thriller, pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling and cinematography through color-saturated scenes, captivating settings, and gore galore, all supporting a not at all uncommon getting-revenge-for-the-murderof-my-girlfriend plot. On the other hand, it’s an ’80s-inspired sci-fi flick, complete with a monster-filled forest, experimental synthetic drugs, a crazy scientist, and (intentionally) grainy film quality. It’s like an acid trip through hell in the ’80s, but with Cage as your spirit guide. And while saying that aloud may not sound awesome, Mandy really is. I, like many people, don’t really think of Cage as one of the most serious actors of our time, largely thanks to National Treasure (2004)— yikes—and Ghost Rider (2007)—bigger yikes. So when my boyfriend said he “really” wanted to “watch the new Nick Cage movie,” I was shocked and genuinely confused. Those feelings lasted throughout the movie. The film centers on lumberjack Red Miller (Cage), who lives in a remote forest with his girlfriend, Mandy (Andrea Riseborough), sometime in the ’80s. There, in a very cool house that appears to be made of nothing but windows, the couple spends their time reading, drawing, and having lengthy, David Lynchian conversations about space and childhood, all through a prism of everchanging colors. The color use is difficult to describe, but one review I read said watching Mandy was like watching a lava lamp for two hours, and yeah, I can see that.

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While walking down a dirt road one afternoon, Mandy passes a camper carrying members of a small cult, who follow leader Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache). Jeremiah sees Mandy, and—despite a total lack of eyebrows, pitch black stringy hair, and a scar running down her left cheek, all of which make Mandy fairly spooky looking—he instantly wants her. “I feel naked without her,” he says. Cult leader gets what cult leader wants. Jeremiah’s followers immediately call for motorcycle-riding monsters (or are they?) to kidnap Mandy and Red, and in return they sacrifice one of their own members and what appears to be a clay smoothie (we later find out it’s some of the most intense LSD on the planet) to the monsters. The kidnapping doesn’t go well for anyone involved, and Mandy ends up dead. Red, traumatized and alone, goes on an insane, vengeance-seeking killing spree that includes a chainsaw fight, very large guns, Cage screaming alone in a bathroom for maybe an entire minute, and blood everywhere. Although it wasn’t a big box office staple, it’s been highly acclaimed as a win for Cage and for director Panos Cosmatos, who somehow makes watching a lava lamp for two hours a visceral and wonderful and horrible experience, all at the same time. Δ —Kasey Bubnash

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm I don’t think I’ve ever sweated so much in a movie theater in my life. Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin helm this raw and gripping National Geographic documentary chronicling 33-year-old rock climber Alex Honnold’s incredible 2017 ascent up the face of El Capitan, a 3,000-foot-tall rock formation in Yosemite, without protective gear—the first in human history to accomplish the feat. (100 min.) —Peter Johnson

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What’s it rated? Not Rated Where’s it showing? The Palm Writer-director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show) helms this biopic about the comic genius Buster Keaton. It includes interviews with Bogdanovich, Mel Brooks, Dick Cavett, and other notables. (102 min.) —Glen Starkey

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Bay Theatre Co-writer Peter Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something About Mary) directs this biopic about African-American pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), who hires working-class Italian-American bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) as his driver on a music tour of the 1960s American South. Though they’re very different people, they develop a warm and enduring friendship. This is one of those classic feel-good movies only a true cynic could reject. Both lead characters come out of the other side of the story improved. Ignorance drives racism and classism in equal measures, and Tony’s culturally based racism crashes headlong into Don’s elitist classism, forcing both of them to grow and expand their minds. We see Tony’s racism not only in his use of pejoratives such as “eggplant” to describe black people, but also in his actions. He’s not the type to call a black person a name to his face or to physically assault one, but when his wife serves two black plumbers glasses of water after they finish a job at his apartment, Tony takes the glasses his wife left in the sink to wash and throws them in the trash. Likewise, we witness Don’s elitism in his inherent sense of superiority. When he’s interviewing for drivers in his apartment (above Carnegie Hall, no less), he sits before his potential employee on an elevated throne. His imperial comport—head raised high, posture perfect—signals to those around him that he is regal and they’re underlings. Tony, in need of a job and with Christmas approaching, reluctantly agrees to work for Don, and along the way they learn to look past their initial judgments of one another and truly see the other’s worth as a man. In fact, their very

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MOVIES from page 51 different interpretations of manhood also transform over the course of the story. I couldn’t help but grow to like them both, even though they couldn’t be more different. I liked them even more at the ends of their respective character arcs. The performances also help the film shine, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see one or both men nominated for Best Actor. Mortensen has proven himself a chameleon, who in my book became a star under director David Cronenberg in A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. Appaloosa, The Road, Captain Fantastic— he’s got an amazing range. He packed on a lot of weight to play Tony, a voracious eater with a thick accent. He’s twice been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar. Maybe this is his year. Ali’s breakout performances was in 2016’s Moonlight, for which he won Best Actor in a Supporting Role, but he’s been amazing in The Place Beyond the Pines and Free State of Jones. You’re really seeing two master actors at the top of their game, and they have a wonderful chemistry between them. Tony’s son, Nick Vallelonga, is one of the screenwriters, and in the closing credits you see photos of the real-life Tony and Don, who remained lifelong friends after the tour. Of course, a lot of the film examines the Jim Crow South and the whole idea of “traveling while black.” The film’s title refers to a publication called The Negro Motorist Green Book, which gave black travelers lists of establishments—mainly restaurants and hotels—that would serve black clients. There were actually “sundowner towns” in the South where black people were subject to arrest if they were within city limits after sunset. What a sad time in American history, but thank God for films like this to remind us of our past. It only skims the surface of 1960s race problems, but more importantly, it tells a poignant and uplifting story that suggests we can do better. (130 min.) —Glen Starkey

THE GRINCH What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10 Co-directors Yarrow Cheney (The Secret Life of Pets) and Scott Mosier helm this animated adaptation of the classic Dr. Seuss story, narrated by Pharrell Williams, about a grumpy curmudgeon, the Grinch (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch), who plans to ruin Whoville’s Christmas. Along the way, the Grinch encounters various inhabitants of the town including Cindy-Lou Who (Cameron Seely), her mother, Donna Who (Rashida Jones), and Mr. Bricklebaum (Kenan Thompson). (86 min.) —Caleb Wiseblood

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INSTANT FAMILY What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10, Sunset Drive-In See Split Screen.

Otto Bathurst directs this actionadventure about former Crusader-turnedrebel Robin of Loxley (Taron Edgerton) and his Moorish partner, Little John (Jamie Foxx), who take on the corrupt British crown. Can the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Mendelson) stop Robin, and can Marian (Eve Hewson) stop herself from falling in love? File this new installation of the classic tale in the unnecessary and irrelevant bin. While some of the action sequences are spectacular, the film tries desperately to modernize the tale but only succeeds in making it incoherent and unintentionally funny. Don’t let it rob you of your money and time. (116 min.) —Glen Starkey LITTLE GIRL DOOMED Steven Spielberg’s 1993 masterpiece Schindler’s List returns to the big screen for its 25th anniversary.

MARIA BY CALLAS What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? The Palm Tom Volf directs this documentary biopic about the Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words and through archival footage. (113 min.) —Glen Starkey

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THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Don’t bother Where’s it showing? Park, Stadium 10 Diederik Van Rooijen directs this horrorthriller about police officer Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell), who, fresh out of a stay in rehab, is assigned to guard the city morgue. Once there, she begins to suspect that an evil entity has infested the cadaver of Hannah Grace (Kirby Johnson). If you’re wondering what a horror film is doing out during the holiday and Oscar season, wonder no further—it’s a weirdtiming dump meant to fool viewers into thinking there might be something special about this film rather than simply the should-have-been-straight-to-video piece of trash it is. The film is as lifeless as the dead bodies populating the morgue and is filled with all the clichés you’ve come to expect from the possession genre. It’s about as memorable as a … yeah, I already forgot. (85 min.) —Glen Starkey

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECKIT RALPH 2 What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park, Stadium 10, Sunset Drive-In Co-directors Phil Johnson and Rich Moore (Wreck-It Ralph, Zootopia) helm this animated sequel in which Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by Sarah Silverman) follow a Wi-Fi router in their home arcade, Litwak’s Family Fun Center, to explore a strange new world: the internet.

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Six years have passed since the events of Wreck-It Ralph, and Ralph and Vanellope are still best friends— close as “peanut butter and bacon,” Ralph says at one point. When Vanellope’s game, Sugar Rush, is in danger of being unplugged and scrapped for parts after its steering wheel breaks, the pair seek help in the world of the internet, a realm completely unknown to the duo and the other pixelated inhabitants of Litwak’s arcade. Ralph and Vanellope start at eBay (or “eBoy” as Ralph continuously calls it), where a Sugar Rush steering wheel is up for auction. The wheel would save Vanellope’s candy kingdom home from destruction, but will the pair be able to raise enough money to bid for the item in time? This quest for funds takes Ralph and Vanellope to various websites where they encounter new characters including Shank (voiced by Gal Gadot), a racer from the racing game, Slaughter Race; J.P. Spamley (voiced by Bill Hader), a hilariously personified click-bait pop-up ad; and Yesss (voiced by Taraji P. Henson), a cyber trendsetter. Old characters are back as well, including Sgt. Tamora Jean Calhoun (voiced by Jane Lynch) and her husband Fix-It Felix Jr. (voiced by Jack McBrayer). One Instant Family-esque subplot of the film concerns the couple’s adoption of the Sugar Rush racers into their home while their game is out of order. What makes Ralph Breaks The Internet fun is its personification of the World Wide Web. It’s the same kind of charm shared by animated peers Inside Out and Osmosis Jones—films that attribute human characteristics to emotions and blood cells (and Tylenol), respectively. The world of the internet is illustrated as a sprawling metropolis. The biggest websites and apps are represented as malls and skyscrapers, with Google being the tallest, of course. My favorite inclusion by far is Instagram, which appears as a fine art gallery. This is one to see in theaters, for sure. And make sure to stay for the mid-credits scene, especially if you’re a Frozen fan! (112 min.) —Caleb Wiseblood

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Stream it Where’s it showing? Galaxy, Stadium 10

SCHINDLER’S LIST What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Galaxy, Park Steven Spielberg’s 1993 masterpiece returns to the big screen in time for its 25th anniversary. Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a manufacturer in German-occupied Poland during World War II, who works tirelessly to save his Jewish workforce in the face of Nazi extermination. Spielberg finds the tender human story within the abject horrors of the Holocaust in this breathtakingly filmed black and white picture, which also features star turns by Ben Kingsley as Schindler’s Jewish worker, Itzhak Stern, and Ralph Fiennes in a chilling portrayal of Nazi leader Amon Goeth. It’s an emotional rollercoaster, and after I first saw it, I said, “This is the best film I never want to watch again.” Now 25 years later, it still haunts, but I may be ready to see it once more on the big screen. It’s an unforgettable experience. (195 min.) —Glen Starkey

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A STAR IS BORN What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10 Co-writer, director, and co-star Bradley Cooper helms this remake of A Star Is Born (first released in 1937, and later remade in 1954 and 1976). In this iteration, Cooper stars as Jackson Maine, a famous musician whose star is waning as he discovers talented but insecure singer Ally (Lady Gaga). As Jack battles alcoholism and his own decline, he helps Ally find the strength to let her talent shine. You’d think on the fourth retelling things would be getting stale, but Bradley Cooper takes a sweeping look at the rise and fall of stardom, the shallowness of the entertainment industry, creativity, substance abuse, family dynamics, and romance. (135 min.) —Glen Starkey

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SUSPIRIA What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Palm Theatre (ends 12/6)

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Luca Guadagnino (Call My by Your Name) directs Dakota Johnson as Susie Bannion, a naïve girl who travels to Berlin to a prestigious dance studio only to unravel the deep secrets of female power within the halls. The film is a remake of the 1977 release directed by Dario Argento. I would definitely put this film in the gore and thriller category, as it’s less concerned with scenes that make the audience jump and more into mesmerizing dance routines and a surreal fairy tale atmosphere that makes your skin crawl. The film is set on the heels of the German Autumn in 1977. In the midst of chaos over the hijacking of an airplane, Landshut, by four members of a revolutionist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (and other terror attacks), there is a dance studio in West Berlin that mirrors the mayhem outside its dance halls. We meet a disturbed and stumbling Patricia (Chloë Grace Moretz), bursting her way into the psychiatric office of Dr. Josef Kiemperer (Tilda Swinton). Patricia was a dancer at the prestigious Markos Dance Academy but it alleged that she’s suffered a meltdown. She tells Dr. Kiemperer that the dance academy is run by a coven of witches who are watching her every move. She hastily exists the doctor’s office, leaving behind a satchel of journals in which she’s divulged secrets about the “Three Mothers.” After their fleeting encounter, Patricia goes missing, and Dr. Kiemperer begins to investigate what’s happening at the academy. The mystery is very near to the doctor’s heart because his wife, Anke, also a dancer at the studio, went missing years ago. With Patricia M.I.A., Susie takes center stage. She’s a simple girl from Ohio obsessed with the academy. The self-taught dancer executes a powerful, almost exorcist-like routine that summons Madame Blanc (Tilda Swinton), the academy’s head instructor. Susie is automatically accepted into the academy and given room and board with the other girls in the dance troupe. On Susie’s first day in rehearsal, another dancer, Olga, has an outburst questioning Patricia’s disappearance and the mysteriousness of the dance instructors. Olga quits the group but in an attempt to flee she ends up trapped in one of the dance studios lined with mirrors. Olga’s part is now left open, and Susie is sheepishly quick to ask for an audition for the part. Madame Blanc instantly knows there’s something different about Susie and lets her. Susie’s audition somehow leads to her internally ripping apart Olga (still trapped in the mirrored studio), who was in tandem with Susie’s movements, leaving Olga’s mangled body to be found by the instructors. It’s the start of Susie’s evolution and discovery of who she really is and figuring out why she was drawn to the academy in the first place. It’s also the start to the unraveling of the coven and what their plan for Susie is. This remake is very different from the 1977 original, beginning with its main character, Susie. In Argento’s film, Susie was running away from the academy’s spiritual hysteria, but in the 2018 adaptation, Susie is almost embracing it.

There are a lot of dead-end references to what is happening in West Berlin at the time. I understand that it’s setting the tone of the film, but there were way too many small interjections within the film’s flow. The dance sequences throughout the film are chilling, as most scenes don’t have any background music. So, throughout a performance, you’re hearing the force of body movements and heavy breathing that would be otherwise be masked by music. That’s the crux of the film—it evokes emotion through a heightened sense of sound, visual scenes of the high ceiling academy, and aggressive movements from the dancers. Guadagnino’s adaptation uses mundane, muted colors to cast a dark and mysterious atmosphere whereas in the original, Argento’s sinister take had garish reds and bright colors. The film could have executed the plot and demonic tone in maybe an hour and a half; it’s just too long to really keep the audience captivated. If you’re into a lot of blood and Tilda Swinton (in three roles) creeping you out with her slim witchy figure and beady eyes, you might be able to sit through this visually provoking film. (152 min.) —Karen Garcia

WIDOWS

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? The Palm, Stadium 10 Co-writer Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame, 12 Years a Slave) directs this crime drama about Veronica (Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), and Belle (Cynthia Erivo), who must team up to pull off a heist after three of their husbands are killed on a botched job and a crime boss demands payment. I love a good heist film, but Widows ups the ante with a twisty script co-penned by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects), taking on the dynamics of romance, gender hierarchy, government corruption, racism, and more. It’s tense, thrilling, and completely engrossing. (129 min.) —Glen Starkey

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THE WIFE

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre Björn Runge (Daybreak, Mouth to Mouth, Happy End) directs Jane Anderson’s (How to Make an American Quilt) screenplay based on Meg Wolitzer’s novel about Joan Castleman (Glenn Close), wife of famed author Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce), who’s awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. During their trip to Stockholm to claim his prize, she begins to ruminate on her life choices. The film’s secret weapon is Close, whose riveting performance is worth the price of admission. It’s also a wonderful meditation of the power of talent, and who is allowed to wield it. This lays bare the pain of domestic drama. (100 min.) ∆ —Glen Starkey

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New Times movie reviews were compiled by Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and others. You can contact him at gstarkey@ newtimesslo.com.

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COASTAL BLISS After a few days of rain, the Estero Bluffs are peaceful and warm on the first Saturday in December.

HAPPY PUPPY My dog’s outer joy reflects my inner peace on the beach in Cayucos.

Balancing out Find a little peace amid the chaos along the Pacific Ocean

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he commercial fishing boat that’s stuck between the rocks in Cayucos used to have a pirate’s flag on the mast and a skull with crossbones tagged above the helm. Since July 2017, it’s slowly succumbed to the waves that batter it on a daily basis. A year and a half ago, it was a bit less ghost-like. Drips of rusted metal run down its hull. Corroded metal frames the windows that stare out from the helm, a forlorn gaze toward the ocean it no longer travels. The tide is in on this first Saturday morning in December and is still a little bit angry from the storms. Like a bath toy being forced under, the vessel is cocked at a weird angle—perched on the rocks as it always is. After being doused by rain for days, it just looks like it’s giving up. The sun gently warms the wind that’s blowing along the bluffs just north of Cayucos. My face turns to the sun as if it’s a flower drinking in the vitamin of warmth. It’s beautiful. Blue ocean, blue sky, the line of bluffs that undulate in and out of the water with sandy, pebbled stretches between. Green is just starting to poke through the brown along the path that heads north.

I should be raking leaves, doing research for my final projects (I decided that I needed to get a masters’ degree for some reason), flipping through the stack of altweekly newspapers on my kitchen table, mopping my muddy paw print-patterned kitchen floor. The list ticks off as I pad along the softened water-soaked ground, staring at the cracks that crater the usually dusty path at the Estero Bluffs. I

@getoutslo glance up and remind myself that I need this. This breath of salty air. My dog needs this. His tail is firmly in the wagging position, a pep in his trotting step, his nose sniffing wildly for those who came before us or the gopher he just missed. This is a chore I need to add to my weekend list. I forget sometimes as I get lost in checking things off, moving from one thing to the next like a robot—telling myself I don’t have time to make a meal or take a walk, I get lost in the desire to finish things. My rest and my brain’s need for down time are secondary in the

SHIPWRECKED This commercial fishing vessel went aground in July 2017. It’s still hanging out on the rocks.

bustle to make the most of the weekend. And then I think, “This used to be our weekends,” with a sigh. Deep breaths. I love all the challenges that school has brought into my life, but it’s been a struggle to juggle the new workload and ensure that I’m still doing the things that bring me peace, that allow my mind to check out of task mode and into nothingness. This is what I need to make time for, I tell myself, to bring a little more balance to this life of mine. I angle my attention to the next little trail down to the wet of a beach after the rain. White foamy waves roll onto the shore, which is surprisingly clear of the kelp that routinely covers the sand here. I sit on a boulder, rolling a rock between my fingers before tossing it toward the water. Lost in thoughts that have no real end and beginning, my mind wanders into nothing but the sound of air bubbles as the ocean recedes and determining whether it’s a surfer or seal bobbing along in the distance. My stomach growls, signaling that it’s time to leave the respite and move on with my more balanced day. Δ Editor Camillia Lanham is dreaming of bagel breakfast sandwiches from Top Dog in Cayucos at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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ehind every great farmer, there should be a good publicist. You may not give much thought to the work that marketers and public relations people do far from fertile fields, but for Cal Poly senior Alex Broedlow, “agricultural communications” is more than a major. It’s a way of life. The Central Valley native grew up surrounded by agriculture, the dirt and the musk and the hustle, which begins before sunrise with that first cup of black coffee. From the vineyards of Gallo Wine to the dairy farms and the seemingly endless rows of lettuce, the local economy lived and died by the code of planting, harvesting, Rock the Vine processing. The SLO Brew Rock is located at 855 Aerovista Place, off of Broad Street Although her family didn’t by the SLO airport. Rock the Vine directly work in ag production, is a 21-and-older event. For tickets Broedlow was one of those and information, go to slobrew.com/ enthusiastic 4-H and FFA kids events or contact Alex Broedlow at who couldn’t wait to show her rockthevine@gmail.com. animal each year. “It was orchards as far as LEARN BY SIPPING Rock the Vine brings more than 20 wine I could see, and a lot of dairy farms,” producers into the mix with live music at SLO Brew’s The Rock this Dec. 9. Broedlow said of her upbringing. “When I come home to the valley and start to smell cow, it is very nostalgic; it smells like home.” Fellow Cal Poly ag communications senior and Visalia native Emily Rosa also understands “eau de cow.” “We believe it’s our job to bridge the gap between consumers and farmers. It’s our responsibility to tell the farmer’s story, whether they come from a larger commercial farm or a niche boutique operation,” Broedlow said. “Emily and I were sitting in our senior project class and had no idea what we wanted to do. We knew we wanted to push the limits, and we thought about all the huge wine grape producers in SLO County; we have SLO Brew and said, ‘If you guys promise “When Emily and I were sitting there more than 800 wineries here.” to work your butts off and do this right, at the first event and there were people This is how, in 2017, the first Rock the we will support you and help make this coming in that we didn’t know, that was Vine event was born. amazing to see,” Broedlow said. “We knew happen.’ SLO Brew took us under their It is the kind of senior project that can then if we worked hard we were going to wing and didn’t have to do that. They only happen in a wine region and could pull it off. Killing ourselves for a year in didn’t have to give us a facility or music probably only succeed in a very close-knit contacts or provide us with other mentors. advance, and doing all the marketing—it wine grape growing community. really worked.” They were all huge key players in the With help from SLO Brew The Rock, About 300 people attended the first event’s success,” Broedlow said. the college students were able to gather year—nothing to scoff at for a senior But—as both students will admit—it is an impressive array of local producers for project with zero marketing budget. A a one-stop shopping experience that lifted always hard to persuade someone to come popular rose-themed event followed. to an event that has never existed before. the veil from producer to consumer. The The idea behind the now biannual If you’ve ever tried it, you already know “farmers’ market” style vibe is casual, event has remained the same: to provide that attendance can be dismal, especially and no wine question is off limits. a makeshift “tasting room” focused on for a wine event attempting to grow in an The students also had the help of a Central Coast wines. The project has even already wine-saturated region. few new wine world friends: namely, WINE FARMERS UNITE From left: helped to promote and provide exposure For this reason, the students’ SLO Brew’s Johnny Kenny and local Cal Poly agricultural communications to locally owned wineries without a largefirst attempt was hugely nerveseniors Alex Broedlow and Emily Rosa are “wine guys about town” Mike Dawson scale tasting room of their own. You know, founders of senior-project-turned local wracking. They’d managed to sign on and Lannon Rust, owner of Rust Wine the little guys. wine event Rock the Vine, which returns 25 winemakers but had no idea who Company. to SLO Brew’s The Rock this Dec. 9. FLAVOR continued page 58 “Mike and Johnny met up with us at would come.

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Again, Broedlow has put her skills to the test to promote the event: writing press releases, improving her public speaking, performing radio interviews. Making wine is hard. Effective marketing is not really any easier. On Dec. 9, Rock the Vine returns for a third installment at SLO Brew’s The Rock, ushering in 20 local winemakers and two local cider makers, although that number could increase by press time. After all, any marketing professional worth her salt is usually working right up to the 11th hour before a big event. When someone believes in something as much as Broedlow, that energy is contagious. “Because we are in SLO County and the community is so strong here and focused among Cal Poly and local and wine, people supported us. They believed in us,” Broedlow said. “The fact that they believed in us, that was very humbling.” ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain is learning by sipping. She can be reached at hthomas@ newtimesslo.com.

H AYLEY’S P ICKS Twelve days of Cheesemas!

If given the choice, I will always choose savory over sweet. For this reason, I’ve been way more into Thanksgiving or Hanukkah food (bacon-fat smothered Brussels sprouts, fried latkas with sour cream, buttery herb-rubbed turkey swimming in gravy, spreads of salty salami and duck pate, etc.) than Christmas food, which always falls a little flat to me. We get it already. Chocolate and peppermint do go pretty well together, and gingerbread houses are cute, if not totally gross (ever try to digest gum drops en masse?). Ham is cool too, I guess, but ... it’s also too often served with a sweet glaze! Boo! No wonder Santa looks like he could star in a PSA for type 2 diabetes. You can bet I was cheered to hear that SLO’s local downtown cheese shop Fromagerie Sophie shares my own savory bias. They suggest leaving the truffles (well, the chocolate ones, not mushrooms) behind this year for something a little more moldy. The shop has your “12 Days of Cheesemas” covered with a unique, worldly selection of artisanal cheeses good for gifting or spreading across your own holiday charcuterie platter. They’ve even rounded up a dozen specific cheeses for you to try this season. Day 12, Gorwydd Caerphilly is a semi-hard, unpasteurized cow’s cheese from England with an earthy rind, creamy, succulent center and mild and buttery texture with hints of lemon (pair with Alsatian gewürztraminer, chardonnay, pinot, or a citrusy IPA). Want to know get to know the whole dozen? Head to the little cheese shop that could and marvel at what’s been missing from every holiday office party you’ve ever been to. Hint: No one will be sad about getting fine cheese in their stocking. Or an imported tin of duck fat. Duck fat is like the Tickle Me Elmo of the culinary world. Learn more at fromageriesophie.com; Fromagerie Sophie is located at 1129 Garden St. in downtown SLO. ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain wishes you a Happy Cheesemas at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

H AYLEY’S BITES SEASONAL EATINGS Cozy in Cambria: Harmony Cafe at the Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria has a new winter menu and has begun its Monday night dinner and a movie series to keep you cozy, full, and entertained on those chilly coastal nights. This Dec. 10, watch the classic flick Funny Face with Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire paired with an Italian dinner buffet (learn more and RSVP by calling (805) 924-1219) … On Dec. 8, celebrate the launch of Hearth with friends while savoring a beautiful ocean view and an epic sunset. What is Hearth? The new biz wants to connect people looking for healthy, fresh, and homecooked meals, and that’s all you need to know (for now). The event features tacos and live music at 325 Cuyama Ave. in Shell Beach.

AND TO ALL A GOOD BITE An apple a day keeps the hunger away: Glean SLO will harvest apples in See Canyon this Dec. 6 from 9 to 11 a.m. Adults and teens up for the task can sign up at gleanslo.org … Introducing the newest addition to North County-based Yes Cocktail syrup lineup: Stone Pine and Citrus. Even more holiday inspired cocktail mixers include Ginger Snap, Cranberry Spice, or Charred Oak and Maple Syrup (go to yescocktailco. com) … On Dec. 7, Pear Valley Vineyard in Paso Robles will host a night of live music and grilled grub provided by The Railroad BBQ from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Pear Valley wine will be available for purchase by the glass or bottle and guests are welcome to bring a picnic. Hang outside or curl up by the crackling fireplace … On Dec. 8, enjoy complimentary sweet and savory treats plus mulled wine at Harmony Cellars in Cambria while you shop for gourmet food items and jewelry. Bows for decorating the tasting room’s charming barrel stave tree will be sold to benefit Woods Humane Society.

TO GIFT AND GIVE Door candy: Take a wreath-making workshop with Farmermaid Flowers at the Station SLO and sip on fine wine while learning how to tuck local flora into your next great holiday masterpiece on Dec. 8; sign up at thestationslo.com … Sip and craft with Broken Earth Winery in Paso Robles, which will also host a wreath-making class amid stunning vineyards on Dec. 8 and 9 … Swing by Wolff Vineyards in SLO for a sweet dessert party this Dec. 9 featuring mulled wine and calorie- rich indulgences. For more information, go to wolffvineyards.com … Join J Dusi in Paso Robles on Dec. 8 for wine, treats, unique gifts, live music, and the spirit of giving. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for the toy drive and know that your donation will go to one lucky local kid this holiday season. ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain is not counting calories this holiday season! She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.


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FILE NO. 2018-2620 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NOURISH THE BRAIN, 1244 Mill Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Gemi Bertran-Lant (1244 Mill Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Gemi Bertran-Lant, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-29-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 10-29-23. November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-2626 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/29/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PRO NAILS, 1526 W. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Thao Hong Pham (1425 Long Branch Ave., Apt. C, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Thao Pham, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-2918. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. L. Orellana, Deputy. Exp. 10-29-23. November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2632 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COMMUTE WITH ENTERPRISE, 901 Airport Dr., Ste. 3, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-8368. San Luis Obispo County. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Los Angeles, LLC (600 Corporate Park Dr., St. Louis, MO 63105). This business is conducted by A DE Limited Liability Company /s/ Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company of Los Angeles, LLC, Rick A Short-Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-30-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 10-30-23. November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2642 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/15/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CAMBRIA WELLNESS, 816 Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Jeannine T Jacobs (2620 Windsor Blvd., Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jeannine T Jacobs, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-3118. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 10-31-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2652 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, POPPY SOAP CO., 1515 15th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Lindy Michelle Laroche (1515 15th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Lindy Laroche. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-01-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 11-01-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2674 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/05/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WILD COAST FARMS, 2198 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos, C A93402. San Luis Obispo County. Wild Coast Farms (2198 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos, C A93402). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Wild Coast Farms, Adam Kirchner - President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-0618. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-06-23. November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2677 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/06/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PACIFIC COAST SAFE PLACE OF TRUST, 332 Woodland, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Aaron Lamontte Ellman (332 Woodland, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Aaron Ellman, Owner Operator. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-06-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. R. Parashis, Deputy. Exp. 11-06-23. November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2018

LegaL Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-2678 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/06/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ESTERO ESSENTIALS, 2238 Bayview Heights, Suite A, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Michelle Renee Rauenzahn (1462 8th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michelle Rauenzahn. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-0618. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-06-23. November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2698 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/13/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THIS & THAT, 751 Dolliver Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Eastom Jewelers (771 Dolliver Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Eastom Jewelers, Debra A. EastomPresident. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. L. Orellana, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-2704 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CLASSY DEAL BOOKSELLER, 206 Country Club Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Kit Rudkin Hartwell (206 Country Club Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kit Rudkin Hartwell, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-1318. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2687 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/08/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NIPOMO AVOCADOS, 960 Ridgecrest Pl., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Brian J. Crisp, Tracey M. Crisp (960 Ridgecrest Pl., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Tracey M. Crisp. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-08-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 11-08-23. November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-2705 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/13/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MEINEKE SAN LUIS OBISPO #4107, 770 Lawrence Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. RTMS 4107, Inc. (2436 Silverstrand Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ RMS 4107, Inc., Richard Taw - President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2679 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/06/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BIZ BOOST NOW, 1001 Pacific Blvd., Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Daniel Joseph Shetler (1001 Pacific Blvd., Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Daniel Shetler, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-06-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-06-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-2690 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SHINE DENTAL HYGIENE, 602 Taylor Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Katerina Tziouvalas Pritchett (602 Taylor Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Katerina Tziouvalas Pritchett. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-09-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-09-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-2682 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HAIR & MORE LEASING, H&M LEASING, 735 Napa Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Summer Dawn Birchell (475 Pacific St., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Summer D. Birchell, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-06-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 11-06-23. November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-2693 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/09/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, AEROVISTA DENTAL, 835 Aerovista Place, Suite 210, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Eric Williamson DDS Inc. (11014 Evans Street, Loma Linda, CA 92354). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Eric Williamson DDS Inc., President, Eric Williamson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-09-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 11-09-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2706 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/13/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SEBRING KENNELS, 1315 N. Frontage Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Lisa Benko (1315 N. Frontage Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Lisa Benko. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. C. Luckey, Deputy. Exp. 11-13-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-2710 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LA SERENA INN, 990 Morro Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Lou Bartfield, Steven Allen, Amanda Allen (347 Spreckles Dr., Aptos, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A Copartnership /s/ Steve Allen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-1418. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2711 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MASTERPIECE HOTEL, EL MORRO MASTERPIECE HOTEL, 1206 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Lou Bartfield, Steven Allen, Amanda Allen (347 Spreckles Dr., Aptos, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A Copartnership /s/ Steve Allen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-1418. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2712 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEST WESTERN SAN MARCOS, BEST WESTERN SAN MARCOS INN, SAN MARCOS INN, 250 Pacific St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Lou Bartfield, Steven Allen, Amanda Allen (347 Spreckles Dr., Aptos, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A Copartnership /s/ Steve Allen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-14-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2713 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/13/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, O’NEILL TRUCKING, 129 1st Street, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Templeton Trading Company LLC (129 1st Street, Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Templeton Trading Company LLC, Michael O’Neill, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-14-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2714 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2009) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FOOSE PAINTING COMPANY, FOOSE PAINTING, 132 Harvest Place, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Denver Roy Foose (132 Harvest Place, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Denver Foose, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-14-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. L. Orellana, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2715 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, O’CONNOR WAY WATER ASSOCIATION, 340 O’Connor Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Charlotte E. Gorton (340 O’Connor Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Charlotte Gorton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-14-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2716 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/14/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, R&R PROFESSIONAL FLOORING, 1681 9th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Rex Wayne Riley (1681 9th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Rex Wayne Riley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-1418. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. R. Parashis, Deputy. Exp. 11-14-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2723 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/17/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EVERY1, 1733 14th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Giveable (1733 14th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Giveable, John C. Poulis-President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-15-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 11-15-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2725 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/15/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, QUICK TECH, 2121 10th Street, Suite A, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Chad Crawford (1307 9th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Chad Crawford. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-15-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-15-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2732 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/06/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, R-SPECS/ EDUCATIONAL ACADEMY, 245 Hillcrest Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Pamela A. Richerson (245 Hillcrest Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Pamela A. Richerson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. R. Parashis, Deputy. Exp. 11-16-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2739 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/14/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WHOLE HEALTH SLO, TOTAL HEALTH SLO, 12500 Santa Lucia Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Geri L. Rhodes-Smith (12500 Santa Lucia Road, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Geri L. Rhodes-Smith. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-1618. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-16-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2740 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SPA DOLLS BEAUTY BAR, 346 West Grand Ave. Suite A, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Lisa Marie Duron (225 Plancha Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Lisa M Duron. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-1618. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-16-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2741 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/16/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CANYON REALTY, 113 Via Bandolero, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Dee Anna Shrefler (P.O. Box 476, Arroyo Grande, CA 93421). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Dee Anna Shrefler, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. L. Orellana, Deputy. Exp. 1116-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2742 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FROM THE ROOTS UP HEALING SERVICE, 2191 Ironwood Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Krista Marie Rooney (2191 Ironwood Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Krista Rooney, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-19-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 11-19-23. November 22, 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2747 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/04/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, S AND D BEACH HOUSE, 341 Juanita Ave., Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Stacey Holtermann (2716 E Brown Ave., Fresno, CA 93704). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Stacey Holtermann. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-19-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 11-19-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2748 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/13/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CHC PHARMACY ATASCADERO, 7524 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. imgRX SLO, Inc. (1330 Enclave Parkway, Houston, TX 77077). This business is conducted by A DE Corporation /s/ imgRX SLO, Inc., Scott Zimmerman, Assistant Treasurer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-20-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2749 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/06/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CHC PHARMACY SLO, 77 Casa Street, Suite 205, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. imgRX SLO, Inc. (1330 Enclave Parkway, Houston, TX 77077). This business is conducted by A DE Corporation /s/ imgRX SLO, Inc., Travis leonard, Senior Vice President & Treasurer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-20-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2758 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/20/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO STEAM CARPET CLEANING, 753 Petersen Ranch Rd., Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Guillermo Majano (753 Petersen Ranch Rd., Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Guillermo Majano. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-20-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2759 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/20/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CALAC WELLNESS, 2115 Willow Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Calac Wellness LLC (2115 Willow Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Calac Wellness LLC, Aaron H. Wolfsen, General Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. L. Orellana, Deputy. Exp. 11-20-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018


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FILE NO. 2018-2764 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/21/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PHELAN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 1473 Hillcrest Dr., Unit A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Phelan Land Company II LLC (1473 Hillcrest Dr., Unit A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Phelan Land Company II LLC, Colleen Phelan, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2118. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-21-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2767 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/21/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HANALEI REALTY, 691 Camino Caballo, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Linda L. Moser (691 Camino Caballo, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Linda Moser, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2118. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. L. Orellana, Deputy. Exp. 11-21-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2768 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COPP DENTAL GROUP, 1131 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Dan Copp, DDS, Inc. (1131 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Dan Copp, DDS, Inc., Dan Copp, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2118. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-21-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2769 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/21/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, STONERIDGE LEGAL, 1555 Eto Cir., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Nicole M. Norris (1555 Eto Cir., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Nicole M. Norris, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2118. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-21-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2776 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, UNSTOPPABLE MOMENTUM, 129 North Halcyon Road, Suite B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Debra Joan Bailey (230 Rock Falls Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Debra Bailey, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-26-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 11-26-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2777 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/26/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, STOCKLI PRODUCTIONS, 22840 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Matthew Allen Stockle (6322 Atascadero Ave., Atascadero, CA 93453). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Matthew Stockle. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-26-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-26-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2778 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/1981) New Filing The following person is doing business as, S.L.O. BILLIARDS, 22840 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Jerry A. Stockle (22840 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jerry Stockle. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2618. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-26-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2779 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NEGRANTI WATER WORKS, 6425 Green Valley Road, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. James Negranti (197 Toro Creek Rd., Morro Bay, CA 93442), David Negranti (6395 Green Valley Road, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ James Negranti. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-26-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. A. Gibson, Deputy. Exp. 11-26-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

NOTICE TO PROPOSERS NOTICE OF ADOPTED ORDINANCE NO. 618 OF THE CITY OF MORRO BAY NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN at the regular meeting of the City Council held on November 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Hall located at 209 Surf Street, Morro Bay, California, the City Council of the City of Morro Bay adopted Ordinance No. 618 repealing the existing Community Choice Aggregation ordinance (Ordinance No. 616). In summary, Ordinance No. 618 repeals the existing Community Choice Aggregation ordinance (Ordinance No. 616) and authorizes the implementation of a Community Choice Aggregation Program by participating in Monterey Bay Community Power’s Community Choice Aggregation Program. A certified copy of the full text of the adopted ordinance is available for public review in the Office of the City Clerk at Morro Bay City Hall. Ayes: Noes: Absent: Abstain:

Irons, Davis, Headding, Makowetski, McPherson None None None

/s/ Lori Kudzma Deputy City Clerk Dated: November 29, 2018 Publish: December 6, 2018

SEALED PROPOSALS will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, California, before 2:00 p.m., on Friday, January 18, 2019 as determined by www. time.gov for performing work as follows: 2019 Sewer System Management Plan Update for THE CITY OF PISMO BEACH There will be no pre-proposal meeting held for this RFP; however, potential proposers should review the 2007 Sewer System Management Plan included in the RFP prior to submitting a proposal. Project Plans and Specifications may be obtained from the Public Works Department, Wastewater Division; 550 Frady Lane, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 or by calling (805) 773-7053. A non-refundable fee of $10.00 per set will be charged. Electronic Plans and Specifications are available via email at no charge. All questions will be accepted in writing up to 72 hours before bid closing by emailing Cindy Ransdell at cransdell@pismobeach. org. Questions regarding RFP procedure or other non-technical questions can be asked by emailing Cindy Ransdell at cransdell@ pismobeach.org. ERICA INDERLIED, CITY CLERK December 6 & 13, 2018

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) will hold a public hearing to receive public testimony and consider adoption of the 2019 Regional Housing Needs Plan (RHNP) Distribution Methodology in order to distribute projected housing units, a total which was determined by the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development, for the County of San Luis Obispo and its seven cities. The hearing will be held during the SLOCOG Board meeting on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. in the County Board of Supervisors Chambers, County Government Center, 1055 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, California. The Draft 2019 RHNP, to be reviewed at the June 5th Board meeting, will be prepared in accordance with applicable provisions of Government Code Section 65580 et seq. and addresses the total regional housing need, by income category, within the range determined by the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). Individuals wishing accessibility accommodations at this meeting, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), may request such accommodations to aid hearing, visual, or mobility impairment (including Limited English Proficiency [LEP]) by contacting SLOCOG offices at (805) 781-4219. Please note that 48 hours advance notice will be necessary to honor your request. To maximize the opportunity for public comment, interested persons or organizations are requested to limit their testimony to three minutes. Written testimony should be sent to SLOCOG, 1114 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Additional information is posted on the SLOCOG website: https://slocog.org/ about/public-hearing-notices For Telephone testimony, please contact James Worthley at (805) 788-2002 or email at: jworthley@slocog.org. For more information go to: www.slocog.org. December 6, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2780 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/26/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MUSICABOUND EVENTS, 413 Brizzolara St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Manuel A. Barba (413 Brizzolara St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Manuel A. Barba, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2618. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-26-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2801 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/04/2013) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SUN HOMES, 200 S. Dolliver Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Sun Home Services, Inc. (27777 Franklin Road, Suite 200, Southfield, MI 48034). This business is conducted by A MI Corporation /s/ Sun Home Services, Inc., Karen J. Dearing-CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2818. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-28-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2781 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MOONDANCE RANCH, 1055 Ditmas Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Colleen G. Caudill, Inc. (1015 Ditmas Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Colleen G. Caudill, Inc., Colleen G. Caudill, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2618. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-26-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-2802 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/28/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, A-TOWN HEAT, 9060 Coromar Ct., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Mark Wrightson, Denise Wrightson (9060 Coromar Ct., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Mark Wrightson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2818. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-28-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2782 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/17/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HONEY GIRL CAFE, 14 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Honey Girl Cafe LLC (14 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Honey Girl Cafe LLC, Timothy Haydu, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-26-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 1126-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2783 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/26/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TAP TRUCK SB, 1245 Newport Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Pascoe Bowen (1245 Newport Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Pascoe Bowen, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-26-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 11-26-23. November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2794 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WELLBEAN, 565 Monterey Ave. #B, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Patricia Ann Czach (565 Monterey Ave. #B, Morro Bay, CA 93442), Caroline Carly Israel (1680 Main St. #38, Morro Bay, CA 93442) . This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Patricia Czach, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-27-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. L. Orellana, Deputy. Exp. 11-27-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2797 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/27/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EL QUETZAL / CUESTA CARPET CLEANING & JANITORIAL, 210 Margarita Ave. #15, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Ricardo Boche Gonzalez (210 Margarita Ave. #15, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ricardo Gonzalez Boche, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2718. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-27-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-2808 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/29/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CAYUCOS SAUSAGE COMPANY, 12 N. Ocean Avenue, Suite 121, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Cayucos Sausage Company (12 N. Ocean Avenue, Suite 121, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Cayucos Sausage Company, Junee Sherwood, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-29-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. King, Deputy. Exp. 11-29-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2809 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/1999) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DOGHOUSE PROMOTIONS, 309 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Laughing Willow, Inc. (309 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Laughing Willow, Inc., Elizabeth Espy - CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2918. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 11-29-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2810 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/02/2013) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FRINGE BY JASI & CO., 761 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Jacalyn Stephanie Sotello (311 Cuyama, Shell Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jacalyn Sotello. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2918. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-29-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-2813 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/15/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, STORAGE DEPOT, 369 Quintana Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Darway J Earl (350 Patchett Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Earl Darway, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2918. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. S. Levy, Deputy. Exp. 11-29-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-2816 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/27/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TENWISE PARK PARTNERS, 1301 Chorro Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Jeanne A. Helphenstine (1404 Boxwood Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), Bryan Tahmazian (1338 Costa Brava, Pismo Beach, CA 93448). This business is conducted by An Unincorporated Association Other Than A Partnership /s/ Jeanne A. Helphenstine. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-30-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-30-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-2819 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/23/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CALIBD, 755 Buckley Road, Suite C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. CaliBD LLC (755 Buckley Road, Suite C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ CaliBD LLC, Michael Siegfried, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-30-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 11-30-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-2827 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SIDEWALK CAFE, 130 West Branch St., Suite A, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Brett Michael Collins (758 Avocet Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brett Collins. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-03-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 12-03-23. December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: JOSEPHINE H. GONZALEZ CASE NUMBER: 18PR - 0293

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: JOSEPHINE H. GONZALEZ A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ERMA GONZALEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that ERMA GONZALEZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: January 8, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm St., 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 CREDI-

LegaL Notices TOR 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: Shannon M. Bio 1212 Marsh Street, Suite 3 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 November 22, 29, & December 6, 2018 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, December 7, 2018. Unit # 540 - Lena Pierce. Entertainment center, mattress, 3-5 boxes, vacuum, sound system, dresser, apparel Unit #554 - Ace Cunningham. Table, luggage, toys, mattress’, dresser, apparel Sealed bids will be accepted preceding a silent auction at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Friday, December 7, 2018, at THEATRE DRIVE SELF STORAGE, 2371 THEATRE DRIVE, PASO ROBLES, County of San Luis Obispo, State of California. Bond #0727501. Bids will be taken from 2 PM to 4 PM (owner has the right to refuse and all bids. Owner has the right to bid.) Highest bidder will be notified by telephone by 5 PM the day of the auction. Payment is due and payable immediately. Cash only, this is to include a $100 cash deposit, refundable once the unit is verified clean and goods removed. November 29, December 6, 2018 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, December 7, 2018. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned that a public lien sale of the following described personal property will be held. Unit #407 Cheryl Flowers. Picnic w/ attached benches, 2 Snap on tool chests, garden bench & chairs, washer/dryer, auto bumper, tanning bed, rattan swing, motorcycle helmet & boots, stainless steel pans, ice chest, electric drum set, misc holiday items, totes w/unknown contents. Unit #820 Brenda Cowen. Ice box type end table, elec. chain saw, lamp, misc tools, bicycle frame, small refrigerator, trunk, bicycle rack for vehicle, toddler bed, saw horses, totes and boxes w/ unknown contents. Unit #976 Jeanne Brodie. Dining table, small table, folding table, surfboard, metal head & foot board, wet/dry vac, sewing machine, 2 high chairs, bookshelf, misc totes & boxes of unknown contents. Unit # 983 Nancy Hooper. BBQ, 5 bicycles, bicycle helmet, shop vac, skateboard, metal bed frame, clothes, boxes, and totes, contents unknown. Sealed bids will be accepted preceding a silent auction at 9:00am to 12 noon, Friday, December 7, 2018 , 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 to include a $100 refundable cash deposit if the unit is left clean upon removal of goods. This is due and payable, in cash, at the time of possession of the unit, which must be completed by 5:00 PM on the day of the auction, then return to the office for inspection of the unit and refund. November 29, December 7, 2018

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COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission. WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: Hearing to consider a request by Peoples’ Self-Help Housing for a Development Plan/ Coastal Development Permit (DRC201200052) to allow the construction of 33 apartments in seven buildings with a total floor area of 34,850 square feet, a community services building of 2,880 square feet, and related site improvements. The applicant is seeking a modification to the required front and side setbacks as well as a height exception for one building pursuant to the State Density Bonus Law (65915(d)(2)). The proposal would disturb approximately 2.04 acres of a 5.88-acre parcel in the Residential Multi-family land use category. The project is located on the east side of Schoolhouse Lane across from Santa Lucia Middle School, approximately 0.65-mile north of the Highway 1 / Main Street intersection, in the community of Cambria. The project is in the North Coast planning area. Also to be considered at the hearing will be adoption of the Environmental Document prepared for the item. The Environmental Coordinator, after completion of the initial study, finds that there is no substantial evidence that the project may have a significant effect on the environment, and the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report is not necessary. Therefore, a Mitigated Negative Declaration (pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq., and CA Code of Regulations Section 15000 et seq.) has been issued on 11/19/2018 for this project. Mitigation measures are proposed to address Air Quality, Biological Resources, Geology and Soils, and Visual and are included as conditions of approval. The Environmental Document is available for public review at the Department of Planning and Building, at the below address. A copy of the Environmental Document is also available on the Planning and Building Department website at www.sloplanning. org. Anyone interested in commenting on the proposed Environmental Document should submit a written statement and/or speak at the public hearing. Comments will be accepted up until completion of the public hearing(s). County File Number: DRC2012-00052 Supervisorial District: District 2 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 013-151-034 Date Accepted: 10/02/2018 WHERE:

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Matt Leal, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. COASTAL APPEALABLE If the County approves this project, that action may be eligible for appeal to the California Coastal Commission. Appeals must be filed in writing as provided by Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance Section 23.01.043. Ramona Hedges, Secretary, Planning Commission December 6, 2018

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

WHAT:

County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing. Friday, December 21, 2018 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. A request by Twin Arbor Analytical for a Minor Use Permit (DRC2018-00151) to allow testing of cannabis as a part of an existing 2,350-square-foot laboratory testing facility. Operations will utilize approximately 1,500 square feet of the facility. 850 square feet is currently utilized for office and kitchen space. Hours of operation are from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday and will employ up to four full-time individuals. The proposed project is located on the second floor of an existing structure. The project is within the Commercial Services land use category located at 3990 Ruth Way Unit D in the community of Templeton. The project site is located in the Salinas River Sub Area of the North County Planning Area. Also to be considered is the environmental determination that the project is categorically exempt under CEQA, pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(2). A Notice of Exemption has been prepared pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15062.

County File Number: DRC2018-00151 Supervisorial District: District 1 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 040-153-018 Date Accepted: N/A WHERE: The meeting will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, Room #D170, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. The Board of Supervisors Chambers are located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. At the meeting all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning. org. You may also contact Cassidy McSurdy, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. TO REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING This matter is tentatively scheduled to appear on the consent agenda, which means that it and any other items on the consent agenda can be acted upon by the hearing officer with a single motion. An applicant or interested party may request a public hearing on this matter. To do so, send a letter to this office at the address below or send an email to pdh@co.slo.ca.us by Friday, December 14, 2018 at 4:30 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC2018-00151.” If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. Nicole Retana, Secretary Planning Department Hearing December 6, 2018

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LegaL Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. NO.: 2014-06228CA A.P.N.:025-523-061 PROPERTy AddRESS: 139 VIA FUChSIA, PASO RObLES, CA 93446

PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 06/01/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Trustor: CHARLES SMIT AND SASKIA SMIT, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 06/10/2005 as Instrument No. 2005047542 in book —-, page—- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, Date of Sale: 12/27/2018 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale:IN THE BREEZEWAY ADJACENT TO THE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES BLDG. LOCATED AT 1087 SANTA ROSA STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 817,640.14 THE TRUSTEE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: All right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as:

CITY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO PUBLIC HEARING & LEGAL NOTICES Effective December 15, 2018, the City of San Luis Obispo will be switching to The New Times for publishing of public hearing & legal notices, bids and requests for proposals. This is being done to reduce costs. The New Times was the lowest responsive bidder of a request for proposals process required by the City’s policies and procedures. Public Notices may be found in the very back of each issue of the New Times. Public Notices are also available on the City of San Luis Obispo’s website. You can also sign up to receive an e-notification when a public hearing or legal notice is posted. To sign up for e-notification, go to www.slocity.org click the e-notification button, this will take you to the email updates screen. Fill in your information and make sure to click on Legal Ads. If you have questions regarding this change, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 805-781-7100 or email cityclerk@ slocity.org. Teresa Purrington City Clerk November 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

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More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 139 Via Fuchsia, Paso Robles, CA 93446 A.P.N.: 025-523-061 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. 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 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: $ 817,640.14. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a 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

LegaL Notices 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 this 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 (866)-960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource.com/ MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2014-06228-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 13, 2018Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 9608299 http://www.altisource.com/ MortgageServices/DefaultManagement/TrusteeServices.aspx _______________________________ ____________ Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. November 29, December 6, & 13, 2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 052-183-047 OThER: 5824423 FILE: TS-180808

UNDER DEED OF TRUST YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 5/31/2018 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. NOTICE is hereby given that C.N.A. FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC. A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, as trustee, or successor trustee, or substituted trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by Ryan Perron, a single man and Karen Majors, an unmarried woman as Joint Tenants Recorded on 6/07/2018 as Instrument No. 2018023431, of Official records in the office of the County Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, and pursuant to the Notice of Default and Election to Sell thereunder recorded 8/28/2018 as Instrument No. 2018035590 of said Official Records, WILL SELL on 12/27/2018 In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 at 11:00 a.m. AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States), 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 hereinafter described. The property address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purposed to be: 25 Stenner Street #H San Luis Obispo, CA The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of 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: $28,788.74 (estimated). In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. In the event tender other than cash is accepted the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed, advances thereunder, with interest as provided therein, and the unpaid principal balance of the Note secured by said Deed with interest thereon as provided in said Note, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee and the trusts created

LegaL Notices by said Deed of Trust. 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 telephone number for information regarding the trustee’s sale 916939-0772 or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case 180808 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION CALL : 916939-0772 C/O C.N.A. FORECLOSURE SERVICES, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION as said Trustee. 2020 CAMINO DEL RIO N. #230 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA 92108 (619) 2976740 DATE: 11/28/2018 KIMBERLY CURRAN TRUSTEE SALE OFFICER NPP0344603 To: NEW TIMES 12/06/2018, 12/13/2018, 12/20/2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN: 092-501-010 TS NO: CA08000004-181 TO NO: 180001044-CAVOI

(The above statement is made pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d)(1). The Summary will be provided to Trustor(s) and/ or vested owner(s) only, pursuant to CA Civil Code Section 2923.3(d) (2).) YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED July 28, 2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 8, 2019 at 09:00 AM, Breezeway facing Santa Rosa Street, County of San Luis Obispo General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on August 9, 2005 as Instrument No. 2005065694, of official records in the Office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, executed by DAVID K. SORENSON AND MONICA J. SORENSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for RESOURCE LENDERS, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1521 LOS PADRES ROAD, NIPOMO, CA 93444 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 without covenant or warranty, express 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 if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated 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 obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $370,173.19 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid

LegaL Notices at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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 Auction.com at 800.280.2832 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address www. Auction.com for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA08000004-18-1. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: November 28, 2018 MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps TS No. CA08000004-18-1 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 Phone:949-252-8300 TDD: 866-6604288 Myron Ravelo, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ONLINE AT www.Auction. com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Auction.com at 800.280.2832 Trustee Corps may be acting as a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained may be used for that purpose. NPP0344791 To: NEW TIMES 12/06/2018, 12/13/2018, 12/20/2018

ORdER TO ShOW CAUSE FOR ChANGE OF NAME CASE NUMbER: 18CV-0654

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Philana Elaine Livesay filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Philana Elaine Livesay to PROPOSED NAME: Missy Elaine Livesay 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: 12/19/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: October 25, 2018 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2018


LegaL Notices ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CV-0694

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Saozinha Pereira Silveira AKA Connie Pereira Silveira AKA Connie Pereira Peterson AKA Connie Pereira Wilkinson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Saozinha Pereira Silveira AKA Connie Pereira Silveira AKA Connie Pereira Peterson AKA Connie Pereira Wilkinson to PROPOSED NAME: Connie Pereira Wilkinson 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: 12/27/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: November 7, 2018 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera, Judge of the Superior Court November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CV-0696

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Margaret Victoria Shepard filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Margaret Victoria Shepard AKA Margaret Victoria Moore to PROPOSED NAME: Margaret Victoria Shepard-Moore 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: 01/03/2019, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: November 7, 2018 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera, Judge of the Superior Court November 15, 22, 29, & December 6, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CVP-0374

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Hang Thuy Strobridge AKA Hang Thuy Mai AKA Hang T Mai filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Hang Thuy Strobridge AKA Hang Thuy Mai AKA Hang T Mai to PROPOSED NAME: Hannah Mai Strobridge 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: 12/29/2019, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: November 19, 2018 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court November 29, December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

LegaL Notices STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

LegaL Notices NOTICE SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): BARBARA LYNNE DAVISON AkA BARBARA L. DAVISON, AN INDIVIDUAL; AND DOES 1 THROUGH 20, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): COASTHILLS CREDIT UNION, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION CASE NUMBER: 17LC0275

NEW FILE NO. 2018-2579 OLD FILE NO. 2014-0929 Global Gifts, Inc., 3395 S. Higuera St., SP 37, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 04-21-2014. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Global Gifts, Inc. (3395 S. Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business was conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Global Gifts, Inc., Suzan VaughnCEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-24-2018. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By D. Chavez, Deputy Clerk. November 22, 29, December 6, & Notice! You have been sued. The 13, 2018 court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond STATEMENT OF in 30 days. Read the information below. ABANDONMENT You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS afOF USE OF FICTITIOUS ter this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written BUSINESS NAME response at this court and have a NEW FILE NO. 2018-2580 copy served on the plaintiff. A letOLD FILE NO. 2014-1578 ter or phone call will not protect Global Gifts Inc., DBA www.god- you. Your written response must be dessgift.net, 3395 S. Higuera St., in proper legal form if you want the SP 37, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. court to hear your case. There may San Luis Obispo County. The ficti- be a court form that you can use for tious business name referred to your response. You can find these above was filed in San Luis Obispo court forms and more information County on 07-16-2014. The following at the California Courts Online Selfperson has abandoned the use of the Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ fictitious business name: Global Gifts, selfhelp), your county law library, or Inc. (3395 S. Higuera St., San Luis the courthouse nearest you. If you Obispo, CA 93401). This business cannot pay the filing fee, ask the was conducted by A CA Corporation court clerk for a fee waiver form. If /s/ Global Gifts, Inc., Suzan Vaughn- you do not file your response on time, CEO. This statement was filed with you may lose the case by default, the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo and your wages, money and property on 10-24-2018. I hereby certify that may be taken without further warning this copy is a correct copy of the from the court. statement on file in my office. (Seal) There are other legal requirements. Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By D. You may want to call an attorney right Chavez, Deputy Clerk. away. If you do not know an attorney, November 22, 29, December 6, & you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an 13, 2018 attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal STATEMENT OF services program. You can locate ABANDONMENT these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. OF USE OF FICTITIOUS lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www. BUSINESS NAME courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by conNEW FILE NO. 2018-2581 tacting your local court or county bar OLD FILE NO. 2017-1098 Medium Masters, 950 Los Osos association. NOTE: The court has Valley Rd., Suite A1, Los Osos, CA a statutory lien for waived fees and 93402. San Luis Obispo County. The costs on any settlement or arbitrafictitious business name referred to tion award of $10,000 or more in a above was filed in San Luis Obispo civil case. The court's lien must be County on 05-01-2017. The following paid before the court will dismiss the case. person has abandoned the use of ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no rethe fictitious business name: Global sponde dentro de 30 dias, la corte Gifts, Inc. (950 Los Osos Valley Rd., puede decidir en su contra sin esSuite A1, Los Osos, CA 93402). This cuchar su version. Lea la informacion business was conducted by A CA a continuacion. Corporation /s/ Global Gifts, Inc., SuTiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIOS zan Vaughn-CEO. This statement was despues de que le entreguen esta filed with the County Clerk of San Luis citacion y papeles legales para preObispo on 10-24-2018. I hereby cer- sentar una repuesta por escrito en tify that this copy is a correct copy esta corte y hacer que se entregue of the statement on file in my office. una copia al demandante. Una carta (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By o una llamada telefonica no lo proteD. Chavez, Deputy Clerk. gen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene November 22, 29, December 6, & que estar en formato legal correcto 13, 2018 si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formuNOTICE OF SALE OF lario que usted puede usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos ABANDONED formuleriors de la corte y mas inforPERSONAL PROPERTY macion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Notice is given that undersigned in- Cortes de California (www.courtinfo. tends to sell the personal property ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol), en la bibdescribed below to enforce a lien im- lioteca de leyes de su condado o en posed on said property pursuant to la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si sections 21701-21716 of the Busi- no puede pagar la cuota de presenness and Professions Code, Section tacion, pida al secretario de la corte 2328 of the Commercial Code, Sec- que le de un formulario de exencion tion 535 of the Penal Code and pro- de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta visions of the Civil Code. Main Mini su repuesta a tiempo, puede perder Storage located at 1380 Santa Ynez el caso por incumplimiento y la corte Ave., 2000 Mt. View Ave., Los Osos, la podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y CA 93402, will sell by competitive bienes sin mas advertencia. bidding ending on or after December Hay otros requistas legales. Es re14th, 2018 on or after 10:00 A.M., comendable que llame a un abogado property in storage units. Auction is inmediamente. Si no conoce a un to be held online at www.storagetrea- abogado, puede llamar a un servicio sures.com. de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que Property to be sold includes, but is cumpla con los requisitos para obnot limited to: Bookshelves, dress- tener servicios legales gratuitos de ers, washers & dryers, desks, beds, un programa de servicios legales sin tables and chairs, bed frames, mat- fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos tresses, kitchen utensils, kitchen- grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio ware, pots and pans, appliances, fur- web de California Legal Services, nishings, clothing, household items, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el luggage, cabinets, sporting equip- Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de ment, fishing gear, camping gear, California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o tools, computers, monitors, printers, poniendose en contacto con la corte toys, office furniture, personal items, o el colegio de abogados locales. possible collectibles/antiques and AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar ias cuotas y los costos boxed items contents unknown. exentos por imponer un gravamen belonging to the following: sobre cualquier recuperacion de LOS OSOS $10,000 o mas de valor recibida meJared Adams, 5x7 diante un acuerdo ao una consesion Rhiannon (Sunny) Wells, 10x10 Purchases must be paid for at time de artitraje en un caso dce derecho of sale in CASH ONLY. All purchased civll. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de items sold as is, where is. Items la corte antes de que la corte pueda must be removed at the time of sale. desechar el caso. Sale is subject to cancellation in the CASE NUMBER: 17LC-0275 event of settlement between owner The name and address of the and obligated party. Advertiser recourt is: serves the right to bid. (El nombre y dirección de la corte Dated this day 3rd day of December es): 2018. SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, Auction by StorageTreasures.com COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO Phone (855)722-8853 1035 Palm Street, Room 385 Main Mini Storage (805) 528-7864 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 The name, address, and telephone Ad to run December 6th and Decemnumber of plaintiff’s attorney, or ber 13th, 2018. plaintiff without an attorney, is:

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LegaL Notices (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Karel Rocha 212413 Prenovost, Normandin, Bergh & Dawe 2122 N. Broadway, Suite 200 Santa Ana, CA 92706 714-547-2444 Date: 09-24-2018 By: /s/ Michael Powell, Clerk /s/, Carol L. Mcguirk, Deputy Clerk, December 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2018

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DOROTHY JEANNE ZAVICk AkA JEANNE ZAVICk CASE NUMBER: 18PR - 0337 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: DOROTHY JEANNE ZAVICK aka JEANNE ZAVICK A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by BRIAN STITH in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that BRIAN STITH be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: February 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm St., 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: Glen R. Lewis PO Box 1980 Atascadero, CA 93423 December 6, 13, & 20, 2018

Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology Homework: Imagine that one of your heroes comes to you and says, ‘Teach me the most important things you know.’ What do you say? Freewillastrology.com. ARIES (March 21-April 19): When I write a horoscope for you, I focus on one or two questions because I don’t have room to cover every single aspect of your life. The theme I’ve chosen this time may seem a bit impractical, but if you take it to heart, I guarantee you it will have practical benefits. It comes from Italian author Umberto Eco. He wrote, “Perhaps the mission of those who love humanity is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.” I swear to you, Aries, that if you laugh at the truth and make the truth laugh in the coming days, you will be guided to do all the right and necessary things.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You have a cosmic mandate and a poetic license to stir up far more erotic fantasies than usual. It’ll be healthy for you to unleash many new thoughts about sexual experiments that would be fun to try and novel feelings you’d like to explore and people whose naked flesh you’d be interested to experience sliding and gliding against yours. But please note that the cosmic mandate and poetic license do not necessarily extend to you acting out your fantasies. The important thing is to let your imagination run wild. That will catalyze a psychic healing you didn’t even realize you needed.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In my continuing efforts to help you want what you need and need what you want, I’ve collected four wise quotes that address your looming opportunities. 1. “What are you willing to give up, in order to become who you really need to be?” —author Elizabeth Gilbert 2. “Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from.” —Rebecca Solnit 3. “You enter the extraordinary by way of the ordinary.” —Frederick Buechner 4. “Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” —Nathaniel Hawthorne

CANCER (June 21-July 22): I’ve called on author Robert Heinlein to provide your horoscope. According to my astrological analysis, his insights are exactly what you need to focus on right now. “Do not confuse ‘duty’ with what other people expect of you,” he wrote. “They are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect. But there is no reward at all for doing what other people expect of you, and to do so is not merely difficult, but impossible.”

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): What does “beauty” mean to you? What sights, sounds, images, qualities, thoughts, and behavior do you regard as beautiful? Whatever your answers might be to those questions right now, I suggest you expand and deepen your definitions in the coming weeks. You’re at a perfect pivot point to invite more gorgeous, lyrical grace into your life; to seek out more elegance and charm and artistry; to cultivate more alluring, delightful magic.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You know the expiration dates that appear on the labels of the prescription drugs you buy? They don’t mean that the drugs lose their potency after that date. In fact, most drugs are still quite effective for at least another 10 years. Let’s use this fact as a metaphor for a certain resource or influence in your life that you fear is used up or defunct. I’m guessing it still has a lot to offer you, although you will have to shift your thinking in order to make its reserves fully available.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran rapper Eminem is renowned for his verbal skill. It may be best exemplified in his song “Rap God,” in which he delivers 1,560 words in six minutes and four seconds,

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): In May of 1883, the newly built Brooklyn Bridge opened for traffic. Spanning the East River to link Manhattan and Brooklyn, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world. But almost immediately people spread rumors that it was unstable. There was a growing fear that it might even crumble and fall. That’s when charismatic showman P. T. Barnum stepped in. He arranged to march 21 elephants across the bridge. There was no collapse, and so the rumors quickly died. I regard the coming weeks as a time when you should take inspiration from Barnum. Provide proof that will dispel gossipy doubt. Drive away superstitious fear with dramatic gestures. Demonstrate how strong and viable your improvements really are.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Robert Louis Stevenson published his gothic novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1886. It was a bestseller and quickly got turned into a theatrical production. In the ensuing 132 years, there have been more than a hundred further adaptations of the story into film and stage productions. Here’s the funny thing about this influential work: Stevenson wrote it fast. It took him three feverish days to get the gist of it, and just another six weeks to revise. Some biographers say he was high on drugs during the initial burst, perhaps cocaine. I suspect you could also produce some robust and interesting creation in the coming weeks, Sagittarius—and you won’t even need cocaine to fuel you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A blogger on Tumblr named Ffsshh composed a set of guidelines that I think will be apt and useful for you to draw on in the coming weeks. Please study these suggestions and adapt them for your healing process. “Draw stick figures. Sing off-key. Write bad poems. Sew ugly clothes. Run slowly. Flirt clumsily. Play video games on ‘easy.’ OK? You do not need to be good at something to enjoy it. Sometimes talent is overrated. Do things you like doing just because you like doing them. It’s OK to suck.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Aquarian athlete Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player who ever lived. He was also the first to become a billionaire. But when he was growing up, he didn’t foresee the glory that awaited him. For example, in high school he took a home economics class so as to acquire cooking abilities. Why? He imagined that as an adult he might have to prepare all of his own meals. His ears were so huge and ungainly, he reasoned, that no woman would want to be his wife. So the bad news was that he suffered from a delusion. The good news was that because of his delusion, he learned a useful skill. I foresee a similar progression for you, Aquarius. Something you did that was motivated by misguided or irrelevant ideas may yield positive results.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The Bible does not say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute or even a “sinner.” There’s no mention of her sexual proclivities at all. Delusional ideas about her arose in the Middle Ages, instigated by priests who confused her with other women in the Bible. The truth is that the Bible names her as a key ally to Christ, and the crucial witness to his resurrection. Fortunately, a number of scholars and church leaders have in recent years been working to correct her reputation. I invite you to be motivated and inspired by this transformation as you take steps to adjust and polish your own image during the coming weeks. It’s time to get your public and private selves into closer alignment. ∆

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