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December 7 - December 14, 2017 VOLUME 32, NUMBER 20

Editor’s note

This week cover DIY Last-Minute Gift Guide............. 16

news SLO city addresses unsafe housing .................................8 Alleged Nipomo murderer to be deported .....................................9

opinion Boys will be boys, unless there are consequences .......................... 11 SLO County pot ordinance will squelch small businesses................ 11

arts STAGE: Holiday shows to celebrate the season......................................36 DANCE: Civic Ballet marks 40 years in SLO ...................................38

flavor FOOD: Teatime with Cup and Carriage...................................52

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hristmas is about sharing love and counting thoughts (at least when it comes to gift giving). For this year’s Last-Minute Gift Guide, New Times took the old “it’s the thought that counts” mantra and doubled down by trying our hand at gifts you can make yourself. Staffers came up with projects, hit the craft stores, and DOG FOR CHRISTMAS created a little bit of holiday magic with Actually, it’s their own two hands. But not all crafting the dog that’s getting a handis created equal. Read about what you can bedazzled cape make for Christmas—and how you should for Christmas. Make it yourself do better than us—in this week’s cover this year! story [16] . In this issue, you can also learn how San Luis Obispo is planning to attack its rental housing problems [8] ; why a Nipomo man accused of killing his girlfriend got his murder charges dropped and is soon heading for the border [9] ; what holiday shows you should plan to attend this year [36] ; the history of the SLO Civic Ballet [38] ; and the best way to throw a British tea party [52] .

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Learn about it The county will hold an application workshop on Dec. 11 for prospective cannabis businesses, county government building, room 161, 1055 Monterey St., SLO.

spokeswoman for the state Department of Food and Agriculture, in an email to New Times. Despite the inability to get a temporary state license, County Counsel Tim McNulty told New Times that medical cannabis LICENSING PROBLEMS Cannabis industry advocates say SLO growers may still be County’s marijuana regulations will make it impossible for businesses to protected from prosecution operate within state regulations come Jan. 1, 2018. under the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. market, or continue business in what he called “They should be able to continue to operate the “gray market.” as a collective and cooperative,” McNulty said, At the board’s Dec. 5 meeting, Donahue and referencing a “provision that specifically allows” Jason Kallen, president of SLO Chapter of for that defense “for one more year.” the National Organization for the Reform of County board discussions about this issue Marijuana Laws, spoke to the board and asked have focused on redirecting local enforcement them to reopen discussions about the ordinance. priorities away from cannabis operators in good In addition to the licensing issue, industry standing, or, in other words, “looking the other advocates decry the county’s forcing all personal and way” if a cannabis operator appears to be en caregiver grows indoors, setting acreage maximums route to obtaining a county permit. on commercial cultivation, and banning greenhouse But to Donahue, that’s insufficient. operations larger than 22,000 square feet. “Right now, the county won’t let you get a Assistant County Administrative Officer Guy state license, and the state says you have to Savage said county staff is preparing a memo get a license,” Donahue said. “It’s tremendously that will outline the issues surrounding the risky as a business to be operating with no licensing, which was requested by 2nd District county or state authorization.” Supervisor Bruce Gibson at the Dec. 5 meeting Donahue said the effect of the ordinance in response to Donahue and Kallen. ∆ is that businesses will have to either cease operations, operate in isolation from the state —Peter Johnson

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unanimously on Dec. 4 to enact a temporary moratorium on new tattoo parlors, massage parlors, smoke shops, and other selected businesses within the city. The moratorium was enacted under an urgency ordinance and bans the approval, expansion, or relocation of those businesses for the next 45 days. According to a report from city staff, the item was brought to the council out of concern that proliferation of such businesses was inconsistent with the council’s vision for the city, particularly downtown Pismo Beach. The moratorium also includes plasma donation centers, check cashing and payday loan businesses, gold and silver exchanges, bail bond businesses, resale shops, pawn shops, and tire sales and repair businesses. According to a staff report, the city’s zoning codes have not been comprehensively updated since the mid-1990s, and as a result do not address land uses that “may have a tendency to negatively impact the health, safety, and welfare” of the city, with little to no regulation. “The downtown zone is very permissive and it really allows for anything to be downtown,” Pismo Beach City Manager James Lewis said. Lewis said the city planned to use the moratorium to study the issue and possibly develop new ordinances to tighten up the city’s zoning codes on such establishments. That effort will likely take several months, requiring staff to come back to the council after the temporary moratorium expires in January and ask for a 10-month extension.

Businesses that are already operating in the city will be able to continue doing business, but will not be able to relocate. While Lewis did not say just how many of these businesses were already operating in the city, New Times identified at least 13 establishments, including two tattoo parlors, seven massage parlors, two smoke shops, and one check cashing business currently operating within the city limits. —Chris McGuinness

Cambria CSD is having a hard time choosing its newest board member

Six hours wasn’t long enough for the Cambria Community Services District to pick and swear in a new district board member. With 11 candidates being considered at the Dec. 4 special meeting, the votes were split between Tom Gray and Dewayne Lee to fill the open seat left by former district Vice President Greg Sanders. Aaron Wharton is brand new to the district board. In October, board members chose him to fill a seat vacated by Michael Thompson (after two special meetings totaling six hours). He told New Times that having so many good qualified candidates is a good problem to have. “But it goes back to the elephant in the room, which is the water issue in Cambria,” Wharton said. NEWS continued page 7


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The biggest issue for the Community Services District is water—more specifically, the issue splitting the board is the Sustainable Water Facility and each candidates’ stance on it. Board members Jim Bahringer and Aaron Wharton voted for Gray and against Lee, with district President Amanda Rice and Vice President Harry Farmer doing the opposite. Gray’s position is that the facility is a necessary expense for Cambria. Lee supports the facility’s use for emergencies (as is now permitted) but hasn’t formulated a solid opinion about whether it should become used every day. Rice said she wants someone on the board “that has a level of sensitivity to the environment and the humans that have chosen to live here.” “This district provides more services than just an emergency water supply, although it is very important for the community,” she said The board will reconvene on Dec. 11 to make a decision, and if one isn’t made, the task will fall to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. —Karen Garcia

Nighttime closure a sticking point in Pirate’s Cove discussion

While San Luis Obispo County Parks Director Nick Franco believes that nighttime closure is the one of the only things that will address the crime issues associated with Pirate’s Cove and Cave Landing Road near Avila Beach, not everyone is so sure. “Closing off that remote area with a gate or something … that often just brings only the criminal element to that area,” 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold said during a discussion at the Dec. 5 SLO County Board of Supervisors meeting. “If this is a public park then we need to start thinking in terms of having some kind of ranger around … some way it’s patrolled, both in nighttime hours and daytime hours.” Other solutions proffered during the hearing included installing cameras in the area and a temporary nighttime closure. But coming up with a project that addresses Pirate’s Coves issue’s— crime, trash, and graffiti—could hinge on stakeholder input, a request repeated several times by 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill during the meeting. “Our hope is that if folks like Mr. [Brian] LoConte and other folks will work with us, is that we can present a plan to the Coastal Commission with stakeholder buy-in,” Hill said. Brian LoConte was one of the county residents who appealed the Board of Supervisor’s 2013 decision to move forward with a project to clean up Pirate’s Cove. That appeal went to the California Coastal Commission, which denied parts of the project in 2014, including a proposal to close the parking lot between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. “There isn’t a single person in this county who wants a project more than I do, and I’ve been frustrated, as we all have been,” LoConte said during public comment on the issue. “Closure of some type was never off the table; it’s just how it was being presented.” The issue back then was that the

VIEWER DISCRETION project called for too much development of the property, according to Dan Carl, the Coastal Commission’s Central Coast District director. He told New Times that members of the public made it clear to the commission that the “formalization of the area” was not what they wanted. But Carl agrees with Franco; temporarily closing the parking area at night might be the quickest short-term way to “shock the system back to equilibrium” so it’s not quasi-lawless at night. In June, the Coastal Commission voted to allow Humboldt County to gate off Mad River Beach’s parking area at night. The area was having problems similar to Pirate’s Cove, but there are a couple of differences between the two projects, Carl said. “One of the key things about Mad River was that everyone was in agreement about what to do,” Carl said, adding that the beach in Humboldt County is not unique to the area, either. There are similar beaches nearby that continue to have parking lot access at night, which is not the case with Pirate’s Cove. However, Carl said, it’s clear that the issues near Avila Beach need to be addressed. “We recognize these problems, and we want to help fix it,” he said. “They need that constituency to support what they want to do in order to be successful.” And that’s exactly what the county Board of Supervisors directed Franco to do: meet with stakeholders to come up with a plan to manage Pirate’s Cove as a natural area. —Camillia Lanham

County details efforts to address mental illness

One week after the SLO County Jail experienced its third inmate death of 2017, the SLO County Board of Supervisors received an update on efforts to address growing concerns about the treatment and care of mentally ill individuals at the facility. Sheriff Ian Parkinson addressed the members of the board at their Dec. 5 regular meeting, presenting them with a detailed list of recommendations developed by two ad-hoc committees created as part of the county’s participation in “Stepping Up,” a national initiative aimed at helping local governments find solutions to keep the mentally ill from cycling in and out of the criminal justice system. “We cannot Band-Aid this issue,” Parkinson told the supervisors. “We need to make significant changes.” Those possible changes were detailed in a three-page list of recommendations made the county’s Stepping Up planning committee. Those recommendations listed some proposed changes to the jail facility itself, including creating a dedicated detoxification center and a mental health treatment wing. At the meeting, Parkinson indicated that some of the suggestions were already in progress. The Sheriff’s Office is currently building a new medical facility at the jail, which they expect to complete in May of next year. Once opened, the facility will free up space in the jail’s current medical facility that could be repurposed into a treatment space for mentally ill inmates. In addition to the Stepping Up recommendations, the county is also awaiting the results of a independent review of behavioral and medical services

at the jail by a hired consultant, who is expected to make recommendations in early 2018. The county is also working on a request for proposals to study the possibility and cost of contracting mental and medical health services in the jail in the future. The presentation came seven days after 62-year-old inmate Russell Alan Hammer died of a suspected pulmonary embolism while in custody at the jail. Court records showed that Hammer was undergoing a court-ordered mental health evaluation at the time of his death. Hammer’s death marked the 12th inmate death since 2012. The county recently paid a $5 million settlement to the family of another mentally ill inmate, Andrew Holland, who died in the jail in January. The FBI is currently investigating the jail for possible civil rights violations in connection with Holland and other inmates’ deaths. While Holland’s case ignited scrutiny of the jail, the issue of mental illness extends beyond the county’s criminal justice system. Mayors and police chiefs from several SLO County cities, as well as representatives from local mental health advocacy organizations, also attended the Dec. 4 meeting and spoke about the challenges of providing comprehensive treatment to keep the mentally ill out of jail. Atascadero Police Chief Jerel Haley said increasing services and treatment would cut down on the many hours that police spend dealing with individuals experiencing mental health crises. “We also see the need for getting people more mental health help and [not] putting them into a criminal justice system where they don’t belong,” he said. While the county moves forward with its plans to address the issue, some residents urged more immediate action. Resident Linda Martin said she’d experienced the problem firsthand after her daughter, who suffers from a mental illness, spent time in the jail last year. “It’s a crisis right now,” she told the board during the meeting’s public comment period. Local attorney Stew Jenkins also urged more immediate action, calling on the jail to increase the ratio of staff to inmates and stating that inmates would continue to die while the county prepared to take action on the various recommendations and proposals. “Immediate remedies must be installed now,” said Jenkins, who also serves as the secretary for the SLO County chapter of the ACLU. —Chris McGuinness

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Los Osos residents await financial help for sewer connections

As many as 80 Los Osos property owners who have been waiting months for financial assistance to connect their homes to the Los Osos sewer will have to resubmit information about their incomes and be recertified, as too much time elapsed since their previous certification, according to county Public Works officials. Since last year, the county has advertised a financial assistance program to Los Osos households making at or below 80 percent of median income ($65,350 per year for a household of four in 2017), funded by federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funds. But hiccups between the county and HUD delayed the program long enough that HUD recently told SLO County that the Los Osos participants’ income certifications were now invalid. “Unfortunately this not unusual when you get involved with the federal government,” Deputy Public Works Director Mark Hutchinson said, adding that county staff will be contacting the program applicants to restart the process. SLO County has roughly $500,000 in grants to allocate to the sewer lateral assistance program. Los Osos residents waiting on those funds constitute about one-third of the remaining properties that haven’t connected to the wastewater treatment plant completed in 2015. Of the 220 properties still using septic systems, 72 owners haven’t communicated their reasons for not connecting to the county. That list of 72 properties was recently passed on to the Los Osos Community Services District (CSD), which reportedly has $169,000 in Community Foundation funds available to help residents with hookups. According to a CSD staff report for a Dec. 7 board of directors meeting that will establish a bank account for those funds, the district sent letters to the 72 property owners informing them of the available funds. The CSD received only eight applications in return before a Nov. 21 deadline. Homeowners enrolled in the financial assistance programs awaiting held-up money needn’t worry about the county enforcing the sewer mandate against them, Hutchinson said. “The Board of Supervisors has consistently paused any sort of connection enforcement against those folks,” he said. Δ —Peter Johnson

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Cracking down SLO to increase fines for code violations in lieu of rental inspections

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ines for health and safety and building code violations in San Luis Obispo are about to double under a new city plan to crack down on “slumlords” and compel improvements to rental housing conditions. On Nov. 21, the SLO City Council signed off on a regulatory scheme to serve as an alternative to the mandatory rental housing inspection program, which was repealed by the council in February amid community backlash. Before it was cut off by repeal, 915 inspections of single-family and duplex rental units found that one-third of the units contained electrical violations, like exposed wiring; 31 percent didn’t have working smoke detectors; and 8 percent had plumbing or piping problems, like leaks. Heavier-handed enforcement and stronger tenant/landlord education and outreach will be the new tack for the city. “We need to be able to slam that hammer down,” said SLO City Councilmember Carlyn Christianson. “It isn’t the majority of landlords that are the problem. … It’s the repeat offenders. We’ve got a lot of those.” When the City Council finalizes the

revisions at a future meeting, fines for code violations like substandard housing will start at $100, increase to $500, and then to $1,000. That will replace the current fine structure of $100, $200, and $500. If a fine isn’t paid on time (before 30 days), it will double. Other violations subject to the higher fines are unpermitted construction, hoarding, garage conversions, vermin infestation, and unsafe occupancy, among others. The idea is to put more pressure on property owners to take quick action on a violation, according to SLO Chief Building Official Anne Schneider. “The amount of the citations do not appear to be sufficient to prompt appropriate and timely response,” Schneider said. “Citations are frequently unpaid, [and] there’s no penalty for not paying it.” Additionally, for landlords and property managers who are already on record as code violators, the city will be able immediately issue fines for violations at other properties, per the new rules. Current city regs require the code enforcement process start from scratch at each unique property, beginning with a

notice of violation and then a grace period to remedy before a fine is issued. Also included in the new plan is a provision for a property’s outstanding code cases to get recorded on the property title when it goes up for sale. “There is a high degree of motivation and usually a financial reward for getting the issue resolved,” Schneider said. SLO also plans to introduce a Safe Housing Program, aimed at providing education and resources to tenants and landlords regarding housing requirements. Part of the program will include access to a new website—info.slocity.org—that enables tenants to search the history of any given property’s code cases, inspection reports, and permits. The Safe Housing Program also proposes to reach out and collaborate with

Christianson said. The City Council expressed strong approval of the increases to the fines. Councilmember Dan Rivoire pointed out what he felt was an imbalance in the city’s enforcement of some ordinances as opposed to others. “If you were walking your dog on Bishop’s Peak and you were caught doing that, you might face a $500 fine that you would be assessed right away,” Rivoire said. “But if you own a building, and you don’t have a heater installed, and someone complains, we still give you a little leeway to work that out on some kind of timeline. I feel really uncomfortable about that.” Also wrapped into the enforcement plan are two ongoing efforts to achieve business licensing compliance as well as compliance with the city’s vacation rental

‘We need to be able to slam that hammer down.’ —San Luis Obispo City Councilmember Carlyn Christianson

community, tenant, and business groups as well as Cal Poly and Cuesta College. The SLO City Council members were united in their support for the new enforcement plan, only rejecting the idea of setting up a voluntary inspection program for landlords and tenants to participate in if they so choose. “It seems like the good landlords will do this, and the landlords who don’t care won’t do it. So what’s the point?”

ordinance. Only “homestays” are allowed in SLO, and they require a permit as well as payment of transient occupancy taxes. The city entered into contracts with consultants HdL Companies and Host Compliance Services to conduct proactive enforcement of those ordinances, respectively. ∆ Staff Writer Peter Johnson can be reached at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

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n May 30, 24-year-old Paulina Ramirez-Diaz was found stabbed to death in her Nipomo home. Six months later, the man once accused of ending her life received a sentence of less than one year in prison. That’s because the individual in question, 26-year-old Julio Caesar AlonsoMata, wasn’t convicted in connection with his former girlfriend’s murder. Instead of standing trial for the murder in SLO County Superior Court, Alonso-Mata, an undocumented immigrant with prior criminal convictions, was convicted for violating federal immigration laws. Court documents showed that Alonso took a plea deal under a special program to help federal prosecutors and judges expedite such cases though a crowded court system. Alonso-Mata was arrested by SLO County Sheriff’s deputies and charged with Ramirez-Diaz’s murder a short time after her body was discovered. In the wake of his arrest, investigators determined that Alonso-Mata was in the country illegally, and had been previously deported to Mexico in 2016. In July, the SLO County District Attorney’s Office announced that it was dismissing the

murder charges against Alonso-Mata. “Considering the current state of the evidence, along with our burden of proof, ‘beyond a reasonable doubt,’ we are unable to proceed with prosecution at this time,” SLO County Assistant District Attorney Lee Cunningham said shortly after the charges were dropped. It wasn’t long until federal immigration officials whisked Alonso-Mata away, and federal prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office Central California District charged him with entering the United States illegally after previously being deported. Records in Alonso-Mata’s federal immigration case showed that he’d run afoul of the law in the U.S. multiple times before he was arrested for his girlfriend’s death. Those included felony convictions for methamphetamine possession, evading arrest, driving under the influence, vandalism, and commercial burglary in Santa Barbara County in 2012. In August, Alonso-Mata entered into a plea deal with federal prosecutors, agreeing to plead guilty to the charge and receiving a sentence of 27 months in prison in November. According to court

documents, that sentence is on the lower end of what Alonso-Mata could have received. While he is supposed to serve three years of supervised release after serving at least 85 percent of his sentence, he will more likely be deported back to Mexico by ICE officials instead. The government’s concession was made as part of a long-running immigration “fast track” early disposition plea program. The program was created in the 1990s to help border states like California deal with an increasing number of immigration cases. Under a fast track plea, a defendant agrees to plead guilty prior to their indictment, usually within 30 days after their arrest, in exchange for a lighter sentence, bringing the case to a faster resolution, and saving the courts time and resources. “You agree to plead guilty very early in the case, and you get a reduced sentence,” said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office Central California District. According to the United States Sentencing Commission, the country’s federal courts handled 62,821 immigration cases in 2016. Of those cases, an estimated 96 percent were resolved via plea deals. While the commission’s most recent report on immigration sentencing statistics does not state what percentage of those pleas were made through the fast track program, a 2015 report indicated that in the past the number has been as much as 28 percent. Mrozek said that the Central California district has about 60 immigration cases each year that are resolved through fast track pleas. He added that the office

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offers fast track pleas to an estimated 90 percent of defendants in such cases. “We agree that this is the best use of our resources to deal with these offenders,” he said. While the program’s supporters argue that the fast track plea allows states like California to more efficiently handle a large number of immigration cases, others question whether it truly serves the interest of justice. Last year, Southern California Federal Court Judge Larry A. Burns overturned a fast track plea in the case of a 52-yearold construction worker from Guadalajara who’d been arrested nine times for illegally entering the country, according to an investigation by San Diego news affiliate NBC 7. “Seems to me that if a guy keeps doing the same thing … one would think the penalties would go up, not down,” Burns said at the time. “This isn’t Starbucks where you get your eighth coffee for free.” Burns sentenced the man to 45 months in prison. While Alonso-Mata begins serving his sentence on the immigration charges, the investigation into his girlfriend’s murder remains open. There are no charges filed against anyone else in connection to Ramirez-Diaz’s death, and Alonso-Mata remains a “person of interest” in the case, according to officials from the SLO County District Attorney’s Office. ∆ Staff Writer Chris McGuinness can be reached at cmcguinness@newtimesslo.com.

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wall of the Cayucos Skatepark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donated a 60-foot long mural to give back to the community and to give people something to enjoy looking at rather than a boring plain wall,â&#x20AC;? he said. The graffiti artist has gone to Ohio to lend his creative services to a church. He painted the top story of the church that is dedicated to the youth center, arcade, and cafĂŠ. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also been able to send his artwork to customers in Germany, Canada, England, Italy, and Scotland. Bright said he really likes to work with his customers one on one to figure out what their vision is and make it a reality. His long-term goals include opening up his own shop and creating a youth program to keep kids on the right track. To learn more about Bright and inquire on his art services, check out his social media pages titled Off the Wall Custom Creations.

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BY NAWAL KASSIR

BY GARY WECHTER

We are family farmers

Men will be men

The county’s recently passed marijuana ordinance adversely affects my family and my business

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y husband and I are the founders of Circle of Dreams Farm. Speaking as a member of one of the “small family farms” mentioned in the Nov. 30 article (“Supes set limits on marijuana industry in new county ordinance”), this ordinance is going to have devastating consequences. We have been cultivating cannabis in San Luis Obispo County under Proposition 215 and Senate Bill 420 since the beginning of 2014, and we have always followed the city, county, and state regulations. When Paso Robles decided to vote on allowing delivery services, we immediately applied for our business license and were approved. We maintained a discreet cultivation site on a 1-acre parcel in Paso Robles until January 2016 when the city voted to ban cultivation within its limits. We were forced to move our family and our farm out to the Carrizo Plain area where we thought we had finally found a place to operate our business peacefully. We purchased a home nestled on 5 acres of land and set up our cultivation site on less than one of those acres. The site is well concealed and securely fenced behind a 6-plus-foot screened fence with a locking gate, and well away from any property lines. We do not have neighbors on either side of us, and the one neighbor we do have behind us, we are in good standing

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with and they have issued no complaints regarding our farming activities. Our farm utilizes closed-loop cultivation practices in which no waste is produced. Our cannabis is all organic and produced in an ethical manner. We have a well that we source all of our water from, and we have professionally installed sewage and electric. We immediately complied with the temporary ordinance in 2016 and were quickly approved to cultivate on our land. We meet all the impending state requirements regarding a cultivation license and have been patiently waiting for the state to begin accepting applications. However, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors’ decision is creating much uncertainty for farms such as ours. This ordinance feels like a huge step backward and is going to force us to either uproot our family once again for the second time in two years, a move we likely cannot afford to make, or put us out of business completely, taking away the livelihood that supports our family. I have written to every board member expressing my concerns, a task I have undertaken many times over the past several months of deliberation, and I feel that my concerns are falling on deaf ears. FAMILY FARMERS continued page 12

But that’s not an excuse for bad behavior

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ecent events flooding the news media relating to sexual harassment and abuse compel me to share my thoughts on this very sensitive topic. And I know that what I’m about to share will disgust some and be rejected by others, but I’m not deterred. For what I offer is my view and my truth that I feel needs to be expressed. I’d like to start by referring to a popular TV sitcom from the early 2000s called Two and a Half Men (please stay with me as there is an important point here). This show is based on two brothers living together, one single, the other divorced. Charlie was charming, charismatic and interested in only one thing … sex. He had a “knack” where, with very little effort, he attracted beautiful women to his bed. Alan, on the other hand, wanted sex, but didn’t share the intrinsic talent of his brother and had to work really hard for it. And he did work hard. If the show had a third brother, he would probably have been the brother who didn’t care and wasn’t at all interested in sex. But what the writers of the show already knew was that if they had a nickel for every man in America that had no interest in sex, they’d be broke. Thus no third brother. My point is that every man (yes, I know there could be an exception somewhere in Toledo) is interested, often driven to have sex. And this is supported within our culture in that men are expected to initiate the process

that offers some chance of achieving this goal. For example, what woman, at the end of a very enjoyable first date wouldn’t hope and even expect that her date would lean in for a good-night kiss? I contend, not many. So the stage is set. Men are the progeny of those throughout history who were successful in having sex. Over the eons only those who figured out how to get it produced offspring. And only those cunning enough, charming enough, deceptive enough, strong enough reproduced. And we, the men of today, are their direct descendants (except for the occasional girly man). With that in mind, why would anyone ever doubt that “men will be men”? However, this isn’t an excuse or free pass for any man’s bad behavior, but let’s all agree that men are here for one primary reason: to procreate. It’s not an accident that there are more than 7 billion people in the world. Left unrestrained, men will have sex with their wives, their neighbor’s wives, their female friends, their co-workers, their relatives, and any total stranger that’s available to them. (I’ve even heard about farm animals, but I won’t go there.) They will coerce with logic, alcohol, fear, and lies and take advantage of opportunity … whatever it takes to have sex. And the only thing that restrains their behavior is severe punishment. For the most part this problem has been solved in the private sector (i.e. BAD BEHAVIOR continued page 12

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Our farm and many other farms operating in the unincorporated areas of the county do not pose the threats that the board is concerned about, nor have we received any complaints about our activity, or done any harm to the environment or fellow citizens. To pass a blanket ordinance such as this is a huge injustice. It is going to put many people out of work and cause a lot of suffering within the community for both business owners and the longtime patients that they serve. I ask that anyone who shares my dismay over this ordinance speak out and voice your opinion in the hopes that our local government may revisit this issue and deliberate with more effort to find a winwin solution for everyone involved. Δ Nawal Kassir is eking out a living in the California Valley, but that could change. Send comments through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com or write a letter for publication and email it to letters@newtimesslo.com. BAD BEHAVIOR from page 11

corporations) sometime between the late 1970s and early 1990s. Today, the CEOs and upper management of large companies, if tempted to initiate or participate in inappropriate behavior, know what will happen if caught and also know there’s a good chance they will be caught. Accordingly, for the most part, this rarely happens in the business world except, perhaps, in Hollywood and the media. This doesn’t mean these men are not interested in misbehaving, just that the likely punishment far exceeds the short-term pleasure. Oh, I’m sure many of the “girly men” reading this commentary will disagree and consider me a barbarian of sorts believing that men are just all about sex. But to do so is to ignore the facts … Matt Lauer, Roy Moore, Bill Cosby, Bill O’Reilly, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, John Conyers, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton, etc., are only those high-profile men recently caught misbehaving. More names will come while many will count their good fortune having avoided disclosure. This tendency exists deep inside the genetic makeup of men and will continue to exist as “men will be men” into perpetuity. Men with power over women, with secrecy and protection on their side, will continue this bad behavior. The only solution is to make it easier and safer for women to report sexual harassment and abuse and then severely punish the perpetrators via disclosure to their peers, to the voters (if an elected official), and, when appropriate, to the criminal justice system. Men watching men lose their jobs, lose their careers, lose their families, lose their reputations, and even go to jail will make a difference. And although you’ll never see a change in men’s desire, you will see a positive change in their behavior. And in my mind, that’s progress! Δ Gary Wechter is a retired businessman, occasional barbarian, conservative, and enthusiastic Trump supporter living in Arroyo Grande. Send your comments through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com.

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39% The fox was probably a nuisance, but there should have been another solution. 30% I’m outraged. They should have let the fox live in town. 16% I feel worse about all the human issues in this county that are ignored. 15% It’s sad, but that’s what happens when humans interfere with wild animals. 82 Votes

Only the ‘little people’ lose

After the last national election, we were promised that “the swamp” would be drained in Washington and that the undue influence of special interests would be history; since January that “swamp” has grown into a huge cesspool. Many voters assured themselves, with naiveté and skewed logic, that anyone of extreme wealth cannot be “bought” and therefore has integrity beyond reproach. We have a government packed with individuals of such wealth, or who cater to this elite, and it is insular and corrupt. It represents the “buyers.” The concept of “the public good,” or “the general welfare,” is irrelevant and meaningless to these individuals. The tax bill before Congress is the product of a wealthy elite, a minority who feel that, like the late billionaire Leona Helmsley boasted, “only the ‘little people’ pay taxes.” Of course, we, the majority of Americans who do not have extreme wealth, are these “little people,” and we are the ones who will lose, and will pay, if this bill is passed. Donald Archer Cambria

Gift a donation for the holidays

For many children in foster care, this holiday season will be the first one they spend away from the home they’ve known, their siblings, extended family, and friends. Imagine how difficult it must be to be living in a different home, with new people all around you, wondering where you will be this time next year. It must be a struggle for them to build relationships with the new people in their lives and adopt others’ holiday traditions. However, volunteer CASAs, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, help children and teens navigate life in the foster care system. They get to know the child, and often become the most consistent adult presence in their life. More than mentors, CASA volunteers provide information to juvenile court judges that helps them make betterinformed decisions in a foster child’s case. We at CASA of San Luis Obispo County recruit, train, and supervise CASA volunteers, and are immensely grateful to them for their compassionate service and dedication to foster youth. This holiday season, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to CASA of San Luis Obispo County at slocasa.org so that we may recruit and train more CASA volunteers, and give more foster youth the priceless advocacy they need and the attention they deserve. Teresa Rothe Tardiff executive director CASA of San Luis Obispo County

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Bike lane priorities

After the rhetoric-laden intro to Richard Schmidt’s opinion piece (“Socially engineered city,” Nov. 23) about the proposal to redirect traffic on Chorro and Broad streets for the benefit of cyclists, I was surprised to find myself agreeing with him. As a person who had ridden a bike in SLO for decades, those streets do not make me fear for my life. There are other places that do: a couple of them where cyclists have recently been killed. The traffic on Chorro and Broad, where the changes are proposed, has much slower traffic due to the many stop signs. On Foothill, lower Higuera, lower Broad, Tank Farm, Los Osos Valley Road, and Buckley Road, the faster traffic and the close proximity to the bike lane makes for a much more dangerous situation. These areas should take priority when attempting to make bike traffic safer. I would love to see protected bike lanes in these areas. When so much of the traffic in town comes from people outside the city plus an aging population, cars are going to be a fact of life. You can encourage more cycling by having safer lanes in the areas that are most dangerous and by improving public transit. I hope the powers that be will direct their efforts to the areas that could really make the difference for those who would like to ride their bike in town but don’t want to put their life in jeopardy. Lorraine Conlen San Luis Obispo

Can’t we all just get along

We need to stop fighting about ODSVRA [Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area] issues. We must

come to a compromise. There are many parties involved, and each needs to win something: off roaders, Mesa residents, endangered species in the creek, Oceano residents. Health needs come first and needs to be met fully. I suggest fencing off the greatest source of PM10 (La Grande Tract) during the windy season. The creek should not be crossed, to save the endangered species. At the end of Pier Avenue, cars should only turn north. The beach between Grand and Pier can be for day use only. This way, Oceano residents get their small piece of beach without cars south of Pier Avenue and a more livable Pier Avenue. Day use cars should not return through Pier Avenue to avoid tracking out sand and creating PM10. Day use cars should exit through the Oceano campground. Parks already has a road in place there, wide and in excellent conditions, through the fore dunes onto the beach! This entrance could be used as an alternative to Pier Avenue. For years parks has been keeping it up, upgraded, and secret. Off roaders will need a new southern entrance. Since there is a smaller area to ride in, there should be a smaller number of visitors allowed in. As with all other parks in the nation, the use of the park has to be monitored to adjust the number of visitors to its capacity. Lucia Casalinuovo Oceano

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BY AL FONZI

The Grinch works overtime

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t this time of the year I always hope that we will get through the next four weeks without some type of disaster casting its dark shadow over Christmas traditions. That being said, the Grinch works overtime, and this year seems to be no exception. There are several reasons to be concerned as Christmas fast approaches. First, as Mark Twain once opined, “when the legislature is in session, your life, wife, property, and even your dog are in jeopardy” or a close approximation of the above sentiment. In this case, Congress is working overtime on “tax reform” that promises to make living in California even more onerous than it already is. The proposed reform packages, which require reconciliation between the Senate and the House of Representatives, threaten to remove home interest mortgage deductions or greatly reduce them; eliminate or severely reduce state and local tax deductions, and a host of other deductions around which many middle-class families planned their finances. A home is the largest investment that most middle-class families make, and the incentive for home ownership for young families and those who wish to “move up” as their families grow is now in question. If homes in high priced real estate markets like California become uneconomical, expect long-term

consequences for the real estate, loan, and construction/building trades industries. Housing shortages could become worse as re-sale and new construction diminish and homes priced at more than $500,000 become difficult to market. The median home price in SLO County currently is more than $600,000, as it is in 17 other California counties. Loss of the home interest mortgage deduction or severely reducing it does not bode well for our economy. Neither does loss of the state and local tax deduction, which falls heaviest on states with high taxes and costs of living. As a conservative Republican, I’m outraged, as are many California representatives whose concerns were ignored. This package is the largest transfer of wealth from “Main Street” to “Wall Street” in my lifetime. Wall Street has always coveted the trillions of dollars invested in American homeownership and has sought a way to transfer that wealth to the stock market. Providing a tax disincentive for average Americans to invest in home ownership is a sure way to divert at least some of that investment to Wall Street. Most likely, it will simply pass on to landlords and undermine the strongest economic pillar girding membership in the middle class. It’s also stupid if anyone thinks it will lead to opportunities to recruit votes for Republican policies. Why

would a police officer married to a nurse with a combined income of about $150,000 believe registering to vote as a Republican is in their best interest? If you make $75,000 to $200,000 annually in combined gross income, these “tax reforms” are going to bite, especially if you live in California. Shifting gears, on the social level, the U.S. Supreme Court is about to hear arguments that will determine the fate of freedom of conscience in American public life. Five years ago, a Colorado custom cake baker refused to provide a customized design for a wedding cake that promoted gay marriage. The Colorado State Human Rights Commission came down on the baker hard; all appeals to state courts failed. He was fined and given multiple ultimatums for “re-education” of himself and staff. He appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which hears arguments this week. What seems simple is not: The baker agreed to sell his gay customers a cake but objected to the message they wanted inscribed, which conflicted with the dictates of his religious beliefs and conscience. What if the Colorado baker wasn’t a Christian but Muslim and he was a printer, not a baker. What if an anti-Muslim group requested him to design and print posters defaming his prophet, denouncing Islam and the Koran as a lie? What if an African-

American silk-screen artist was asked by a white supremacist group to produce T-shirts glorifying the KKK or Nazism? The baker in question previously refused to produce custom designed cakes for Halloween, bachelor parties, and atheist events, not just products promoting gay issues. He’s consistent in the practice of his faith as a conservative Christian and equates demands that he produce art conflicting with his conscience comparable to demanding he produce a “golden calf idol,” in essence, to commit blasphemy against God. (The biblical account in the book of Exodus where the ancient Hebrews worshipped a golden calf didn’t turn out well.) Frankly, if the state of Colorado prevails in the Supreme Court, all of America loses when government dictates what you may or may not write, design, or worse, compel you to produce. I presume that precedent could easily apply to newspapers, art, books, the internet, any vehicle of communications. (It would be interesting to see a Planned Parenthood clinic suddenly being required to prominently display anti-abortion literature as required by local authorities in a conservative political community.) This case appeared to be cut and dry, but its implications for freedom of conscience are enormous. Δ Al Fonzi is an Army lieutenant colonel of military intelligence who had a 35-year military career, serving in both the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Send comments through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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’ve been up there at night,” 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill told his colleagues and the public at the Dec. 5 SLO County Board of Supervisors meeting, “and I gotta tell you, if you want anonymous sex or drugs, that’s the place.” Oh my! What magical utopia is this land of free love and mind expansion? Why it’s none other than those trash-heaps-by-thesea, Pirate’s Cove and Cave Landing, where the wild and weird go to party. Woohoo! Get high and get naked! Adam, you had me at anonymous sex or drugs. All five supervisors agree—Gasp! Yes, it happens!—that something must be done about Pirate’s, and of the three options presented the one to sell the land to a private party has been thankfully nixed. “No one wants to sell,” 1st District Supervisor John Peschong said. After a major one-time cleanup, the two remaining options are 1. Making improvements (trash cans, bathrooms, trails, a graded parking lot) and restricting parking hours (closed 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to cars) or 2. Increasing sheriff and park ranger presence and adding a dumpster. In 2014, the last time the county considered improvements, the California Coastal Commission shot down the idea of closing the parking lot at night, so instead of doing something, the county decided to do a big fat nothing, which has resulted in making things worse.

This time, some compromise may be in order, but let’s be smart about it. I’m nominating 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold for Most Cockamamie Compromise Idea: lock the parking lot at night and give some special people an after-hours key card, she said. The four other supervisors valiantly fought off publicly rolling their eyes and remained silent at her elitist “idea.” There’s also talk of putting up security cameras in the parking lot, which is currently a rutted obstacle course. Do security cameras do any good if no one’s watching or if they’re clearly visible? “Smile! This site is being filmed,” reads a sign at the SLO Skate Park, which has prompted weed-smoking kids to find the off-camera locations to spark up. Hey, I have an idea about how to fix Pirate’s Cove! How about doing the major cleanup, doing the improvements, leaving access 24/7, and increasing sheriff and ranger presence? You’re welcome, Board of Stupidvisors. And while I’m fixing the world, I may as well fix the SLO County Kill-atorium, er, I mean Jail. First, invent a time machine, then travel back to 1980 and convince Saint-President Ronald Reagan not to pull federal funding from community mental health centers,

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I’m with you! When I think of Pismo, I think classy-classy-classy … not! I think tats, bikers, bars, bowling alleys, saltwater taffy, surfers, and foxy beach ladies. Keep Pismo skeezy! (T-shirts available for $30!) And speaking of all things Foxy, the award for most commented on article of the year goes to last week’s Shredder! No, the comments weren’t directed toward the inmate death or because sheriff’s deputies shot a dog. They were directed at me because I dared to poke fun at the kindhearted folks of Arroyo Grande who are starting a GoFundMe account to raise money that would help erect a memorial to Foxy, the gray fox euthanized because it became too accustomed to humans. The money raised would also fund educational signs about wildlife, which I neglected to mention because what’s funny about that? Well, put me in that basket of deplorables and call me a species supremacist because I just got New Times labeled a “hate magazine.” I heard that the same group of residents scolding me (gasp!) was scolded by the A.G. City Council for papering public places with sketches of the new town mascot. Rumor also has it there’s a Foxy documentary in the works and a candlelight vigil planned for Dec. 11. I feel like the longtime resident chickens are going to get jealous, but who am I to judge? ∆ The Shredder is jumping into the deplorable basket with both feet and a chicken leg. Send ideas and comments to shredder@newtimesslo.com.

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BY NEW TIMES STAFF PHOTOS BY JAYSON MELLOM e decided to get crafty—or as “crafty” as some of us can get— for this year’s Last-Minute Gift Guide. We tested out some of the DIY kits and looked at videos, blog posts, and Pinterest to guide us down our path to making magical gifts for the people in our lives. After all, it can be hard to pick out the perfect gift for someone. Instead, putting some thought and time into a project can infuse a gift with the love it needs to push it past the “it’s the thought that counts” mantra (or not, depending on how the craft turns out). We crashed Glen Starkey’s house with materials in hand to see if we could make some holiday magic out of our selected projects. Most of the projects were done in a couple of hours or less. Others … took a little longer, but that could have been the fault of the maker—not the project. Perusing the aisles of either Beverly’s or Michaels is a good place to start, but here are some testimonials to give you the push you need to DIY that lastminute present.

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Supplies: Marvel Universe Felt Crafting Kit Cost: $24 I’ve never been a big DIY guy when it comes to Christmas gifts, but the inner comic book geek in me couldn’t help but get a little excited when I picked up the Marvel Universe Felt Crafting Kit off the shelf at Beverly’s. The kit allows anyone to create cute little felt characters based on Marvel’s wildly popular franchises, including wellknown superheroes like Captain America, Hulk, and Iron Man as well as some lesser-known characters like She-Hulk

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and Doctor Strange. The kit comes with everything you need to make a total of 10 different little characters and a handy step-by-step “how to” booklet. For my first attempt, I picked Iron Man, who was one of the “easier” characters to make according to the booklet. I have absolutely no experience sewing, but was promised easy-to-follow directions for everything from cutting out the felt shapes to how to properly knot and stitch the “sewing floss” (don’t call it thread!). While it was generally helpful, I was a pretty hopeless case even with the booklet’s instructions. It didn’t take me long to ditch the suggested stiches and knots and “improvise” my own, a strategy that met

with mixed results. Perhaps I should ask Santa for a little patience this year? In the end, the directions were good enough for me to complete my tiny Iron Man, but my lack of skill was evident in the finished product. Thankfully, there are nine more characters I can craft to try and better my skills. In the meantime, I hope whomever I end up giving this to truly understands the old “it’s the thought that counts.” I know of a certain small dog currently residing in my apartment who loves playing with stuffed creatures and isn’t picky about the quality of my backstitching and roll knots. —Chris McGuinness

Supplies: Artminds clear glycerine soap base, Artminds goat’s milk glycerine soap base, Artminds glycerin soap color, essential oils of your choice, soap molds, microwaveable bowl Cost: About $40 When it comes to the holiday season, gift giving is my specialty, but I like to start my holiday shopping kind of early— sometimes as early as the last week of October. So the concept of last-minute is pretty foreign for me. When I think of crafting, what comes to mind is homemade and local ingredients. So I thought about a soap bar, something practical that I could put my creative twist on. Although I didn’t make the soap from scratch or use local ingredients (I went to Michaels for supplies), I did make this by myself. That counts right? Making the soap is pretty simple if you DIY continued page 18


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bypass creating the soap from scratch. I started with the goat’s milk glycerine soap. I cut three squares off the block, put them in a microwavable bowl, and put it in the microwave for a minute. Once it melted, I stirred in some droplets of color, poured it into the mold, and put it in the fridge for about 20 minutes. I did this for blue, brown, yellow, green, and red. After those solidified, I cut them into small pieces. Mixing and matching the colored pieces, I dropped a few into another mold. Pouring the clear soap (after repeating above steps for melting) into the mold with the cut pieces of colored soap, I added droplets of essential oil. Let it harden and you’re left with a clear soap spotted with color. It looks like a natural rock before it’s been shaped. It’s a pretty easy gift to throw together and fun to work on. If I do opt to make crafts for gifts next year, I’ll probably work on it in advance and leave out the last-minute hustle. —Karen Garcia

Supplies: Ear wire, beads, head and eye pins, links, and pliers Cost: $4 I have a confession to make. I love making jewelry—not that I’m good at it, it just sort of Zens me out, plus I have

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something to show for all that relaxation at the end of it. If you don’t know the basics of jewelry making, don’t worry, because the basics are simple and if you swing by Beads of Sharon (which shares a storefront with I Love Rocks) in the Marigold Shopping Center, Sharon is happy to drop some knowledge on you. She teaches classes at the shop, and recently, she gave me a two-minute lesson on how to give metal that hammered look. To bead right, you need to spend some time picking out your beads and associated links (which you can attach beads to). Give yourself at least half an hour for that part of things. You can’t rush creativity. For this project, I grabbed some turquoise-colored glass beads with an oblong link to attach them to. I searched for an online tutorial because I wanted to wrap the wire around each eyehook, so it would look more “professional.” Turns out, that wasn’t as easy as it sounded—and don’t they always make it sound easy. My gigantic hands had a hard time doing the tiny work of using pliers to loop wire around wire! Yeah, there was some swearing in between attempts, for sure. Not exactly the relaxation I’d anticipated. But I figured it out eventually. Attaching one bead with said (imperfect) looping to the bottom of the link and one to the top and to the ear wire, a glass bead dangles from both the

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bottom and the top. It took me less than an hour, it cost me about $4, and it’s wearable art (well, wearable love). Who doesn’t want that? —Camillia Lanham

Supplies: Hot glue gun, glue gun sticks, snowflake templates, parchment paper, Mod Podge, and glitter Cost: $18 I’m a chronic crafter, and the holidays are always an opportunity to bog myself down with endless DIY projects. Whether it’s the bright idea to craft my own Christmas cards, make Mason jar winter scene dioramas, or endlessly wrap yarn around a fork to make pom-poms, I’ve done it all. Generally I’m pretty good at recreating Pinterest magic, but that doesn’t mean an epic “Pinterest Fail” doesn’t creep in there. I’ll never forget you, glitter explosion 2010! So when the seemingly easy project of hot glue snowflake window clings popped up, I thought I had myself an easy-peasy crafting afternoon ahead of me. But getting them to look like snowflakes and not blobs of snowman snot is not so simple. You’ll need a hot glue gun, glue, snowflake templates, parchment paper, Mod Podge sealer, and the gift that keeps on giving despite numerous showers— glitter. I printed out free snowflake templates, one large and several small ones. I have a large and a mini glue gun at home already, but if you don’t, they can be had for a few dollars, depending on brand and quality. You are going to go through some glue making these, so stock up! I also grabbed some glitter. I went for the middle-of-the road stuff, which set me back about $10 total. Mod Podge is glorified glue, but it works well and runs around $8 and will last forever. All of this came from Beverly’s in SLO. You need a steady hand, which I don’t have, and patience, which luckily I had in spades that day. After some practice and frustration, I got a few flakes I deemed good enough to dab with hot glue and stick to a mirror, as well as a pile of “special” snowflakes that went straight into the trash. I then brushed Mod Podge on top of the keepers and sprinkled them with glitter. As far as cheap and simple goes, this one is a win. If you don’t want a flurry of snowflakes on your window and some pretty significant finger burns, peruse Pinterest for other ideas. I had a lot of fun making my Mason jar winter scenes and continue to put them up at Christmastime. Give it a try! —Anna Starkey PHOTOS BY JAYSON MELLOM

JUST GLUE IT Turns out it’s easy to fail at Pinterest, but sometimes you can win, too. Or you can do both by crafting snowflakes out of hot glue, Modge Podge, and glitter.

Supplies: Beddazler kit and something to Bedazzle Cost: $20 “Don’t be dull, be dazzling! Dazzle with the Bedazzler, the kit that can change your wardrobe from dull to daring!” I first saw commercials for the Bedazzler in the late 1970s when you could buy the mail-order gadget and have it shipped directly to your home. Then you could use the glorified stapler to fasten studs or rhinestones onto denim jackets or jeans, taking ordinary clothing and making it look ridiculous. Thanks to the Bedazzler, soccer moms nationwide could create shiny kittens on their sweatshirts. Disco queens could rhinestone the crap out of shirt collars. Little girls could make their doll clothes look like Liberace threw up all over them. Naturally, I had to try one, and speaking of Liberace, I thought I could Bedazzle an off-white satin cape for my wife’s 11-month-old, one-eyed, onetesticled pug Boscoe. Since I don’t sew, all I needed my wife, Anna, to do was make a pattern and sew the cape, which after Bedazzling for about two hours, I figured was the easy part. Bedazzling is hard! First of all, don’t read the confusing directions, which come in three languages, none of which make a lick of sense. Next, plan your pattern carefully, and then plan for it to look terrible as the fabric stretches and shifts. After Bedazzling for a while, plan for the heel of your hand to become abraded, then DIY continued page 20 CONFUSION STATION Glen Starkey tries to figure out his Bedazzler.


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try to figure out a new technique. I began using my elbow like I was doing an elbowdrop wrestling move. “Take that, Bedazzler!” The $20 Bedazzler I bought at Michaels came with 150 silver studs, 50 clear rhinestones, and 50 colored rhinestones, and I ran out of blue rhinestones after I used 14. Granted, I may have lost some. They’re made to be handled by dainty kid fingers, and my less-than-nimble mitts had a hard time working with them. I also planned a much more elaborate design, but eventually I gave up and used one of my wife’s fabric markers to finish my decoration. I bet some little fashionista in the making would have fun with this thing. If $20 is too cheapskatey, I also considered the Didiloom that let you weave words and symbols into bracelets for $50. —Glen Starkey

Supplies: Wooden dowel, yarn Cost: $12 I am not a crafty person. If it can’t be put in a Mason jar, then I don’t make it. But I come from a line of women who could sew their asses off. My mother made my Halloween costume every year, pieces with stunning detail that ranged from Queen Amidala to Sailor Moon to Baby Spice to several iterations of different fairies. I can sew a button on my shirt when it falls off. So of course, each year when I ask my mom what she would like for Christmas she says, “Oh, why don’t you just make me something.” How the woman who birthed and raised me can’t grasp that anything I would make her might be as impressive as my clay preschool handprint is beyond me, bur here we are. Naturally when the editorial overlords at New Times forced us together for an afternoon of DIY time and drinking, I knew who I would be crafting for. (DON’T READ THIS MOM!) I settled on a macramé wall art hanging because I’ve secretly always wanted one, and they can be quite pricy on Etsy. I imagined things would end with a hopeless mess of knots covered in my tears. I gathered my supplies: a wooden dowel and more than 600 feet of colorful, thick, and fuzzy purple-green-brown ombre blanket yarn. (Traditionally, this project calls for thin rope, cords, or twine,

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but none of those were offered in bright colors, and my mom doesn’t acknowledge the existence of neutral shades.) I found a tutorial online from the inthe-know ladies at classyclutter.net. They thankfully provided a YouTube video that detailed how to make the three types of knots the craft would use: the lark’s head knot, the square knot, and the double half hitch knot. The first knot, the lark’s head, inordinately boosted my self-esteem, since this simple knot essentially just attaches your materials to the wooden dowel. Things got dicey for a bit when I progressed to the square knot, which makes up the bulk of the design and requires you to frequently switch directions and count. (Pro tip: Having your project hanging up as you make it will allow you to actually see what the heck is going on.) But the double half hitch knot to make up the border of my design emotionally and mentally DESTROYED me, guys. Several rounds later of pressing replay on YouTube, seeking advice from my fellow crafters, and drinking some whiskey (chased with beer, a la Starkey), I had a wall hanging that actually kind of resembled the tutorial’s photo. Sure, it’s not perfect, but as I look at my macramé wall art from where it hangs in a not so hidden spot, I kind of want to hang on to it. And isn’t that what Christmas is really about? Gifting others with really cool loot we’d rather hoard for ourselves. —Ryah Cooley

Supplies: My First Sewing Kit Cost: $15 Why buy a teddy bear when you can make one yourself? Well, if you’re like me, the final product might look more like a Frankenstein monster than Winnie the Pooh. I’d never sewn anything in my life, so “My First Sewing Kit,” which I purchased at Michaels, sounded like the perfect way to start. There were many reasons for me to assume this kit would ensure a successful sewing experience. The kit is targeted toward young children, so the needles are plastic and the holes are already cut into the predesigned felt shapes. It was really nice knowing there wasn’t a risk of cutting or poking myself. The first challenge was getting the string through the needle. I don’t know if my fingers were too big (since it’s meant for kids) or if I just have really bad eye-hand coordination, but I found it nearly impossible to get the whole string through. I finally did though, after many failed attempts. The kit comes with three stuffed animal designs to choose from—a cat, a dog, and an elephant. I chose the cat. It looked like the easiest one. I really don’t know what went wrong. Maybe I used too much stuffing? Maybe I skipped a single, crucial stitch? Whatever the cause, the stitches couldn’t keep the stuffing from peeking out of various corners. The cat looked as if it was leaking cotton all around it. Other than that, the final result wasn’t horrible, but it was far too messy to give away as a Christmas gift—whether it be for one of my young cousins or my dog (it’d tear apart far too easily for him to ever play with). But I felt kind of liberated at that point. I had decided this misshapen creature was for me and me alone—a Christmas gift to and from myself. Moving forward, I stuffed the dog and the elephant as well. Both animals came out just as messy and fragile as the cat. Is there a way I can make it look like I did all of this on purpose? I asked myself. Eureka! An epiphany hit me sharper than a plastic needle. With newfound inspiration from The Human Centipede, I stitched the end of the elephant’s trunk to the end of the cat’s tail. I then stitched the dog’s nose to the foot of the elephant’s fourth leg. What started as a Christmas project turned into something I’ll save for next Halloween. —Caleb Wiseblood DIY continued page 23

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Supplies: Cedar wood (cut into five pieces), wood glue, paint, screws, and a screwdriver or power drill Cost: $30 to $45 (depending on the paint) I wanted to take the opportunity with this do-it-yourself version of our LastMinute Gift Guide to build something with wood. I’m not the handiest of men (unless manhandling a keyboard counts), but find I do feel great when I manage to successfully build anything. For instance, a few years ago in college, my friends and I built a huge coffee table from scratch that’s still in use today— and that was super fun and satisfying. So I scaled that concept down for this story and decided to make a small planter box for an herb garden as a gift to my sister and her boyfriend for Christmas. In preparation, I nearly decided to just buy a pile of wood and figure out the rest out later. I’m glad I didn’t. Instead, I Googled around and found simple instructions for a small, bare-essentials planter box. Then I drove to Home Depot and measured out some cedar wood. I came home with five pieces and a bottle of wood glue. The key for the wood sizing is to make the two side pieces a little longer than the bottom one to leave room on each end to slide in the square end pieces. All I really had to do was glue the pieces together and use clamps to hold them until they dried. At first, I tried to push them together with my hands, which almost led to disaster as the pieces slipped and slid out of place. Somehow, I managed to line them up just right before the glue dried. Once the box was done, I asked Glen if he had any paint to spare for decoration. He handed me bright, fire engine red spray paint. It turns out that red is a pretty, um, loud color for a quaint herb garden, so in retrospect, it would’ve been smarter to think about the best color beforehand and buy it on my own. At home, I finished the box by putting in some screws to hold it together and drilled holes in the bottom for drainage. I’ll probably also paint the inside with some acrylic paints for a little protection against moisture. All in all, Lisa and John may not like the look of this box, but it can damn well hold some soil and herbs! Δ —Peter Johnson

rian Talley may represent four generations of farmer stock, but he still learned how to cook like the rest of us. In other words, he cooked what he liked to eat, and as a kid, it was all about the sugar high. “The first recipe I can remember making on my own was French breakfast puffs—small muffins with just a hint of nutmeg, dipped in melted butter, then coated on top with a mix of sugar and cinnamon,” Talley writes in the introduction of his new family cookbook. “In fact, this is one of the first recipes that my daughter learned.” With a Central Coast legacy spanning four generations, the Talley name conjures up rolling farmland and vineyards, where incredible pinot noir and chardonnay ripen near the coast. You may think of Talley’s Arroyo Grande property, tasting room or CSA boxes stuffed with corn, peas, or green beans. But do you think of spicy cioppino and flame-grilled Santa Maria style barbecue? Do you think of savory rosemary cheesecake or quail glazed in rich local honey? You might now. Talley’s tome, Our California Table: Celebrating the Seasons with the Talley Family, is an all-access pass to the clan’s favorite meals through the years. No longer crumpled in a drawer stained by oil, wine, and time, these farmerapproved recipes are displayed alongside vivid full-page photographs that put each humble ingredient—portobellos, Brussels sprouts, even spaghetti squash—into sharp focus. Divided by season and peppered with wine knowledge, farm lore, and familial tidbits, the book is warm, and feels a lot like the holidays. Needless to say, the hardcover makes a grand present for the farm-to-table chef in your clan (these days, each family has at least five, right?). “The main tradition I really enjoy is just the act of cooking together, which is something I grew up with and continue,” Talley said. “I hope this book brings people together to prepare and share a meal.” Cooking and sharing a meal can be harder than it sounds, especially when schedules collide and unexpected guests come calling. But these aren’t all complicated dishes. You really can’t go wrong with Grandma Hazel’s apple pie, which calls for quality ingredients lovingly handled. “If you look at the pie recipe in the book, you’ll see her notebook, which we photographed the day that my grandma

FARM FRESH FAMILIAL FEASTS Put down the cell phone (we mean it) and actually enjoy dinner with your family this holiday season and most days thereafter. Talley Farms’ Brian Talley has made this task easier thanks to his book Our California Table: Celebrating the Seasons with Talley Farms. PHOTO COURTESY OF TALLEY FARMS

taught me how to make that pie,” Talley said. “That recipe has a lot of meaning in my life.” The Talley family’s tradition of cooking and devouring Dungeness crab each Christmas Eve is perhaps just as simple—and totally decadent and delicious. “Cook and clean the crab, and then it’s just the matter of making the very simple pink sauce in the recipe,” Talley said. That sauce, in case you’re wondering, is all of three ingredients: lemon, heavy cream, and Heinz chili sauce. Pair this seafood dish with a crisp chardonnay or a dry riesling. There are plenty of other savory winter dishes to learn and love (hello braised short ribs with steamed buns), but spring offers plenty to look forward to as well. Talley called out a personal favorite: chiles rellenos with squash blossoms and corn. “That one was inspired by a trip I took to Mexico in the spring of 2016. Mine is a healthier, modern interpretation of what I experienced,” he said.

Farming, feasting, and family

Get the cookbook at talleyvineyards.com or go to the tasting room, located at 2900 Lopez Drive in Arroyo Grande.

You could pair it with the farmer’s “three generations of salsas,” conveniently located on page 184. I mean, why wouldn’t you, if you happen to have the peppers on hand? “The book really celebrates the local ingredients we have here, all the accompaniments are vegetables we grow on our farm,” Talley said. “With a few exceptions, the recipes tend to be healthy, so you can eat them year round.” In honor of the farm and all those who care for it, profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, an endowment held by the Community Foundation of SLO County for the benefit of farmworkers and their families. If that doesn’t give you a warm and fuzzy feeling, nothing will. So raise a fork and perhaps a glass. Any old glass. Because when it comes to food and wine pairing, Talley is a realist. “My philosophy is simple: Good food, good wine, and good people equal a good wine pairing.” Crochet that into a holiday pillow! Δ Hayley Thomas Cain has her crochet hook at the ready. She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

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Kerry Irish Productions presents An Irish Christmas on Dec. 16 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande. The shows feature an award-winning cast of Irish dancers led by Scott Doherty, Tyler Schwartz, and Connor Reider. Tickets are $36 to $48. Visit clarkcenter.org to find out more. —Caleb Wiseblood PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLARK CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

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CAMBRIA CHRISTMAS MARKET Street market centered around celebrating the holiday season. Enjoy live entertainment, open-air stalls, fresh baked goods, traditional German hot spiced wine and other drinks, and more. Through Dec. 23, 5-9 p.m. 805-927-3624. cambriachristmasmarket.com. Cambria Village, 723 Main St., Cambria. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

LIGHT UP A LIFE IN ATASCADERO Annual remembrance ceremony that features a choir, several speakers, and moments of silence to honor those that have passed. Lanterns available for purchase. Hosted by Hospice SLO County. Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m. Donations accepted. 805-541-2266. hospiceslo.org/events/hospice-of-san-luis-obispocounty-light-up-a-life-2017. Pavilion on the Lake, 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero.

LIGHT UP A LIFE IN PASO ROBLES Annual remembrance ceremony that features a choir, several speakers, and moments of silence to honor those that have passed. Lanterns available for purchase. Hosted by Hospice SLO County. Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m. Donations accepted. 805-541-2266. hospiceslo.org/events/hospice-of-san-luis-obispocounty-light-up-a-life-2017. Downtown City Park, 11th and Spring St., Paso Robles. WINTER WONDERLAND A winter gathering for all ages featuring a giant snow slide, snow play areas, a rock climbing wall, bounce houses, and more than 50 food and craft vendors. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be on site to meet and greet. Dec. 8, 5-9 p.m. 805-4703360. atascaderochamber.org. Sunken Gardens, 6505 El Camino Real, Atascadero. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

CITY FARM HOLIDAY WORK DAY Help prepare the farm for winter rains with crop bed prepping, seeding, planting, clean-up, irrigation, and mulching. All ages welcome. Bring gloves and a water bottle. Wear protective shoes. Dress for varying weather. Complimentary cookies and cider will be available to enjoy. Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-noon Free. 805-769-8344. centralcoastgrown.org. City Farm SLO, 1221 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo.

LATKE AND VODKA BENEFIT Enjoy gourmet

latkes, libations, and live music from Burning, Bad, and Cool. Proceeds benefit Congregation Beth David and its many philanthropic endeavors. Dec. 9, 7-10 p.m. $20-$60. 805-544-0760. facebook. com/events/145239002784281/. Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo.

SLO-MADE HOLIDAY FAIRE Includes local vendors, gift-wrapping services, and more. Kids can learn how to make folded Christmas Trees, 3D snowflakes, and their own bows. Enjoy a tour of SLO MakerSpace and take home a free laser cut snowflake. Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 805242-1285. slomakerspace.com. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH 2017 Features a blend of live music and cinematic storytelling that explores the holiday season from a contemporary perspective. Dec. 16, 7-9 p.m. and Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-noon & 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-5410777. agapeslo.org. Agape Church, 950 Laureate Ln., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

LIGHT UP A LIFE IN ARROYO GRANDE Annual remembrance ceremony that features a choir, several speakers, and moments of silence to honor those that have passed. Lanterns available for purchase. Hosted by Hospice SLO County. Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m. Donations accepted. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org/events/hospice-of-san-luis-obispocounty-light-up-a-life-2017. Heritage Square Park, 201 Nelson St., Arroyo Grande.

MAKERS MARKET AND CRAFT FAIR Featuring local vendors, live music, a silent auction, raffles, food, and more. Dec. 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Everyday Church, 1052 E Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, (909) 9122256.

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56TH ANNUAL OLD TOWN ORCUTT CHRISTMAS PARADE An Orcutt tradition since 1961. Enjoy live music from local and school bands and see floats, animals, cars, and the parade’s special guest: Santa Claus. Parade happens rain or shine. Hosted by the Orcutt Lions and the Orcutt Community Foundation. Dec. 9, 12-2 p.m. Free. (805) 863-2842. orcuttchristmasparade.org. Historic Old Town Orcutt, S Broadway and Union Ave., Orcutt.

HOLIDAY MAKERSPACE Join the Santa Maria Public Library, the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, and Allan Hancock College for a this Holiday MakerSpace. Enjoy making your own greeting cards, ornaments, gifts, and other holiday items. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 805-925-0994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR A Christmas light tour

Voices for Children Holiday Luncheon. Enjoy live entertainment by MCP Minstrels and the annual Jewelry with a Past Sale. Tables of 6, 8, and 10 are available. Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $60. 805541-6542. slocasa.org/event-details.php?id=5. Madonna Inn, 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo.

A FRENCH CHRISTMAS DINNER BENEFITING PROJECT HOPE AND FAIRNESS An evening of French Christmas food, French Christmas carols, Buche de Noel demo, and local art auction and sale. Tickets are available for purchase at Mama Ganache Chocolates in downtown San Luis Obispo. Proceeds benefit Project Hope and Fairness, nonprofit helping African cocoa farmers. Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m. slochamber.org. Downtown Slo, Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

NEEDS’N’WISHES HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER

through Santa Ynez Valley presented by Solvang Parks and Recreation Department. Meet at the Vet’s Hall parking lot. Dec. 11-12, 6-7:15 & 7:30-8:45 p.m. $13. solvangusa.com. Veterans’ Memorial Building, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang, 688-7529.

Enjoy free cookies, visits with Santa, a raffle, Christmas shopping, and more. Proceeds benefit the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter, People Helping People, and other organizations. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. 805-528-2626. South Bay Community Center, 2180 Palisades Ave, Los Osos.

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Take part in a tour guided by a costumed tour guide with everyone holding a battery powered LED candle. Learn about Solvang and enjoy traditional Christmas carols. Limit of 20 guests per tour. Meet at the Visitors Center. Saturdays, 5 p.m. through Dec. 30 solvangusa.com. Solvang Park, Mission Drive and First Street, Solvang.

Juan’s Cantina in supporting the Jack Ready Imagination Park, the community’s first universally accessible children’s park. Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 805-471-3003. oldjuanscantina.com/. Old Juan’s Cantina, 649 Pier Ave., Oceano. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

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

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SPECIAL EVENTS from page 24 four best images. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $25. (805) 361-0802. thatsfetch805.com. That’s FETCH, 3564 Skyway Dr., Suite B, Santa Maria.

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BY THE SEA HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE The Pacific Horizon Chorus and Gold Coast Chorus invite the public to ring in the Christmas holidays with a wide variety of a cappella holiday songs and an old fashioned sing-a-long. Dec. 9, 2-3:30 p.m. Donations accepted at the door. 805-782-9951. St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 545 Shasta Ave., Morro Bay, stpetersmorrobay.org/.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT THE MORRO BAY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Enjoy family

activities, holiday refreshments, and more. Dec. 8, 3-5 p.m., Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3. Children are free. 805-772-2694. centralcoastparks.org/events. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, 20 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.

HOSPITALITY NIGHT: VILLAGE OPEN HOUSE AND TREE LIGHTING Enjoy carolers,

decorations, food, and more. Dec. 7, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-927-3624. cambriachamber.org. Cambria Village, 723 Main St., Cambria.

NINTH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN CAYUCOS Enjoy family activities, strolling carolers, free horse drawn carriage rides, a visit from Santa Claus, and more. Participating merchants along Ocean Ave. will be promoting special offers, gift giveaways, refreshments, and live entertainment. Dec. 9 Free. 805-995-1200. cayucoschamber.com. Cayucos Beach, 10 Cayucos Dr., Cayucos.

SANTA’S HOUSE Come visit Santa at his new house at The Chess Board. Santa will have gifts for every child. Feel free to take your own photos. Through Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-305-0579. MorroBayWinterfest.com. Embarcadero Morro Bay, 714 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

Claus and Mrs. Claus in the City Park Holiday House. Through Dec. 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. pasoroblesdowntown.org. Downtown City Park, 11th and Spring St., Paso Robles. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

CANDLE LIGHTING AT MISSION PLAZA Lighting ceremony led by Congregation Beth David. Dec. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. 805-544-0760. cbdslo.org. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 751 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.

HANUKKAH DOWNTOWN Ceremony to celebrate the lighting of the community menorah in downtown SLO. The first night ceremony is sponsored by the JCC-Federation and includes the Hanukkah story, dreidel games, treats, and more. The community menorah continues to be lit all eight nights at 5pm and 5:30pm on Saturday. Dec. 12, 5-7 p.m. Free. 805-426-5465. jccslo.com. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo.

HOLIDAY INDIGO DYE VAT PARTY Come indigo dye some gifts for the holidays using Shibori techniques. Bring your own textiles and an artist will be on hand to help you come up with some fun and unique designs. Mulled wine and holiday snacks included. All materials will be on hand. Dec. 9, 12:30-3:30 p.m. $25. 619-807-7006. soulandoak.com/events-workshops. San Luis Obispo, Citywide, SLO. HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT SPOONER RANCH

Enjoy holiday refreshments and more. Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-548-0387. centralcoastparks. org/events. Spooner Ranch House, Pecho Valley Rd. and Campground Rd., Los Osos.

HOLIDAYS AT THE APPLE FARM Enjoy family activities, visits and photos with Santa Claus, complimentary ornaments with gift shop purchases, home-baked holiday treats, and more at the Apple Farm Inn and Restaurant. Through Dec. 25, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. slochamber.org. Apple Farm, 2015 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805/544-2040. SANTA’S HOUSE IN MISSION PLAZA Come visit Santa Clause at his house in Mission Plaza through Christmas Eve. Through Dec. 24, noon slochamber. org. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

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27TH ANNUAL PASO ROBLES VICTORIAN TEDDY BEAR TEA Enjoy cookies, tea, face-

SANTA IN THE VILLAGE Children welcome to

painting, storytelling, and meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Elves, and the Snow King and Queen. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1. Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m. $15 adults; $8 children. 805-238-4103. pasoroblesdowntown.org. Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St., Paso Robles.

visit with Santa on the front porch of the Conrad House. Saturdays, Sundays, 12-4 p.m. and Wednesdays, Fridays, 3-5:30 p.m. through Dec. 24 arroyograndevillage.org. Historic Village of Arroyo Grande, Branch and Short St., Arroyo Grande, 805458-3321.

31ST ANNUAL VINE STREET VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE A holiday walk through

SECOND ANNUAL TOY GIVEAWAY FOR CHILDREN Presented by House Of Holistics And

the decorated neighborhood of Vine Street. Enjoy live entertainment including dancers, carolers, bands, Nativity scenes, and characters such as Scrooge, Santa, and Mrs. Claus. Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-238-4103. pasoroblesdowntown.org. Paso Robles Main Street Association, 835 12th St., Suite D, Paso Robles.

A DAY OF CHRISTMAS FUN An old fashioned Christmas Party for children ages 3-13 years. Wagon rides provided by Harris Stage Lines. Includes visits with Santa Claus, performances by local children, gingerbread house building, games, and more. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Dec. 9, 12-4 p.m. $20. 805-237-1626. pasoroblesdowntown.org. Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles. AN EVENING OF CHRISTMAS GHOST STORIES Enjoy a collection of Christmas ghost stories read by the author in person. Books will be available for sale and signing. Enjoy coffee, tea, and treats. For ages 13 and up. Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-7722880. facebook.com/events/132459997520131/. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.

HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON Enjoy a gourmet lunch, fine wines, and a fashion show. Fashions provided by Kelly’s Casuals, Farron Elizabeth Scissor Clothing, and Anna and Mom. Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $30-$35. atascaderochamber.org. SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 900 El Camino Real, Atascadero, (805) 462-3500.

HOLIDAY MAGIC AT CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO Celebrate holiday season at the Charles Paddock Zoo as the zookeepers step in as Santa’s Elves to prepare gifts for the animals. Santa Claus will be present as well. Dec. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 805-4615080. atascaderochamber.org. Charles Paddock Zoo, 9100 Morro Rd., Atascadero.

PACIFIC HORIZON HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE The Pacific Horizon Chorus and Gold Coast Chorus invite the public to usher in the Christmas holidays with a wide variety of a cappella holiday songs and an old fashioned sing-a-long. Dec. 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Donations accepted at the door. 805-7829951. First Presbyterian Church, 610 S Main St., Templeton.

SANTA IN THE HOLIDAY HOUSE Visit Santa

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NHC. For children ages 13 and under. Dec. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. (805) 242-0309. Ramona Garden Park Center, 993 Ramona Ave., Grover Beach, groverbeach.org.

SIP AND SHOP HOLIDAY BAZAAR Enjoy live entertainment and more than 40 vendors. Features a canned food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Nipomo. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (805) 723-5102. Birchwood Garden Barn & Home, 323 West Tefft Street, Nipomo. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT THE DUNES CENTER Enjoy family activities, holiday

refreshments, and more. Dec. 9, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-474-2664. centralcoastparks.org/events. Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe.

ARTS CLASSES & WORKSHOPS N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

CREATIVITY GROUP Different, creative experiences every Wednesday. Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. through Jan. 31 Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

OIL PAINTING MONDAYS WITH JASON MAYR Learn to paint still life in oil. Beginner to advanced students are welcome. Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Jan. 15 $30-$35. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

ZEN DOODLE ADULT COLORING BOOK GROUP Relax and unwind with adult coloring

books. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon through Feb. 2 Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

BEGINNING CERAMICS This class teaches the basics of ceramics. Each class has a different focus, including hand-building, wheel throwing,

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PUPPETS AT THE PALM

Alphabet Arts presents Puppets and Poets on Dec. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Palm Theatre in SLO. The show is intended for mature audiences and includes puppetry by Zeb West and poetry by Amber West and Will Jones. Tickets are $7. Visit alphabetarts.org to find out more. —C.W. and surface decoration/glaze application. Second Monday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $40. 805242-1285. slomakerspace.com/store/beginningceramics/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

Library cardholder hours. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/store/intro-tomig-welding-class/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

class in a series of two that you can take to use the forge and anvil at the space. Visit the website for instructions and requirements. Registration required. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-noon Free. 805-2421285. slomakerspace.com/blacksmithing/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

LEATHERCRAFTING: BASIC SAFETY For people with no previous leathercraft experience. Includes overview and training of common leatherworking tools, safe tool use, and a discussion of materials needed for leathercraft. First Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-242-1285. slomakerspace.com/leathercrafting/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

CABARET SINGING AND PERFORMANCE CLASS

POTTERY CLASSES AND PAINTING POTS Take

Learn the art of singing in a Cabaret style and setting. Find your key and style with a skilled accompanist. You may start anytime during the semester. Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $185 for 12 week class or $20 per night as a drop-in student. 805-772-2812. cuesta.edu/ communityprograms/community-education/music/ cabaret.html. Cuesta College Community Programs, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

a class or book a private party. Options include painting pre-made pieces or making your own with clay. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. through Dec. 23 $30. 805-896-6197. anamcre. com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo.

BLACKSMITHING: BASIC SAFETY The first

FILM AND TV ACTING CLASS For all ages and skill levels. Optional showcases with major Hollywood talent agents and casting directors. Sundays, 12-8:45 p.m. through Dec. 31 310-9101228. actorsedge.com. Mission Cinemas, 1025 Monterey St., SLO.

INTRO TO 3D PRINTING Learn how to use the 3D Printers and software. Once certified, and if Basic Safety has been passed, users can utilize the 3D printers with their own filament or pay for the filament onsite through membership, or free weekly SLO County Library Hours. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/3dprinting/#class. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. INTRO TO CERAMICS STUDIO Take and pass our Intro to Ceramics Studio and have 24/7 unsupervised access to our Ceramics Studio. Previous ceramics experience required, or our Intro to Ceramics class. 25lb of clay comes with this class. Second Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. 242-1285. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo, slomakerspace.com. INTRO TO LASER CUTTER AND ENGRAVER Learn how to use a 100 watt laser cutter and engraver. Users who are certified, and have passed Basic Safety, can use it on their own through membership, or through free SLO County Library Hours for and $0.50/min. cutting time. Mondays, 7-10 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace. com/laser-cutting-and-engraving/#class. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

INTRO TO MIG WELDING Learn how to use the welder and welding station. Certified students who have passed Basic Safety can use the welding area through membership or during Free SLO County

SLOMA ART SCHOOL CLASSES: AGES 5-6 Month-long after school art classes for 5 to 6 year olds. Price includes all materials. Mondays, 3:154:45 p.m. through March 26 $48. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

SQUARE DANCE CLASSES No partner needed. Comfortable clothes and shoes advised. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. through Feb. 1 $5-$6. 805776-3684. ccsda.net. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. WOODTURNING Basic Safety, Spindle, Bowl Turning I, Bowl Turning II and Advanced class. Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon $50. 805-2421285. slomakerspace.com/woodturning/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

INTUITIVE CIRCLE Mediumship development. First Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m. through July 1 $15-$35. 805-489-2432. halcyonstore.com. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 South Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

SANTA BABY LAP DANCING WORKSHOP Learn a Santa Baby routine involving lap dancing, chair dancing, and more. For ages 18 and up. Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-noon $25-$30. 805-474-9928. bit. ly/2mz9VRz. Tantrum Fitness, 1590 W Grand Ave, Grover Beach. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

BALLROOM, LATIN, AND SWING LESSONS Marie King and Kings of Swing offer dance lessons for all ages and skill levels. Couples and singles welcome. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $36 for 4-week session. 928-7799. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt. ARTS continued page 27


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COUNTRY TWO STEP DANCE LESSONS From the basics to a variety of patterns. Dancers of all skill levels welcome. Thursdays, 6:15-7 p.m. $8. 805-6805695. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

EVERYBODY CAN DANCE Ballet workout classes for teens and adults. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. 937-6753. everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

INTRODUCTORY BALLET 1 Tuesdays, 5 p.m. 9376753. everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

INTRODUCTORY BALLET 2 Wednesdays, 6 p.m. and Fridays 937-6753. everybodycandance. webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. INTRODUCTORY BALLET 3 Wednesdays, 6 p.m. 937-6753. everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

SWING DANCE CLASS No

land and water-scapes that shape the Central Coast. Through Dec. 29 Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay.

LITTLE GEMS FOR THE HOLIDAYS This show spotlights seasonal work by local artists. ThursdaysSundays, 1-4 p.m. through Dec. 31 Free. 805927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts.org/. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

PAINTINGS BY ROSEMARY PISCIOTTA Acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Dec. 29 Free. 805-9274336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

WINTER FAIRE AND JURIED CRAFT SHOW Hosted by the Morro Bay Art Association. A collective of paintings, photography, jewelry, and fine crafts. Through Dec. 22, 12-4 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

TRANSPARENTLY APPARENT An exhibit by local glass artist Nathan Doster. Opens Nov. 11 with a reception at 6pm. Through Jan. 10, 2018 Free. 805-466-3684. ärt/, 5806 Traffic Way, Atascadero.

DEC. 7 – DEC. 14 2017

experience or partner required. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. through Dec. 18 $10. 805 937 1574. CentralCoastSwingDance. com. Old Town Brew, 338 W. Tefft St, Nipomo.

UKULELE CLASS Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. 9287799. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt. WINTER MAKERSPACE Come to the Santa Maria Public Library Saturday’s for its weekly MakerSpace events. Create something different each week. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. through Feb. 24 Free. 805-925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org/ city-government/departments/library. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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

OPENING RECEPTION FOR CHANGING TIDES Opening reception and Santa Wine Crawl. Enjoy art, music, wine, and feel free to come dressed as Santa Claus. Dec. 8, 5-9 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

SECOND SUNDAY AT SEVEN Featured poets: Linda Camplese and T. C. West. Open reading follows. Holiday finger-foods welcome. Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-772-2880. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

ART AT HIGH NOON LUNCHTIME LECTURE SERIES Bring your lunch and enjoy this art appreciation program for working adults. SLOMA will host an art history lecture, artist’s talk, or activity that fits perfectly within your lunch hour. First Thursday of every month. through Dec. 7 Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/events/art-at-highnoon.php. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

ART AT HIGH NOON: BRYN FORBES Bring your lunch and enjoy Art at High Noon, an art appreciation program for working adults. Meet artist Bryn Forbes to discuss his exhibition of photographic stories. Dec. 7, 12-1 p.m. Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/calendar/index. php?event=1489. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. BOOK PARTY For SLO County’s Poet Laureate Jeanie Greensfelder’s new book, I Got What I Came For. Enjoy tea and cookies during this short reading. Dec. 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 805-542-9500. eastwellbeing.com/connect. East Wellbeing and Tea, 1238 Monterey St. Ste. 110, San Luis Obispo.

DAY TRIP TO THE BROAD MUSEUM Visit the Broad Museum with SLOMA. Collection features postwar and contemporary art and includes works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns, Cindy Sherman, Robert Rauschenberg, and more. Dec. 10 $125-$140. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/ education/trips.php?event=1473. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

JULIA MORGAN BUILDING TOUR Member docents will guide you through our historic building and grounds. Tours may also be arranged by appointment. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. Free. 805-5410594. themondayclubslo.org. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo.

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

CHANGING TIDES: A FINE ART PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW Features paintings in all media and photography that depict

Art Center Morro Bay

Saturday • Dec 2 • 6-8pm

S A N LU IS O B IS P O

———On the Waterfront——— LIGHTED BOAT PARADE ❆

ART AFTER DARK: TRIPLICITY Enjoy three artists in three different mediums. Original paintings and jewelry by Rod Steelman, mixed assemblages by Dorothy Riggs, and mosaic wall art by Greg Wilkins. First Monday-Sunday of every month, 6-9 p.m. through Jan. 30 805-542-9000. sloart.com. Frame Works, 339 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo.

Sunday • Dec 3 • 1-4pm ——Tidelands Park—— PADDLE PARADE ❆

CARNEVALE DI VENEZIA Photography depicting elegant dresses, costumes, masks and from all over Europe by Peggy Jansson and Cheryl Strahl. Through Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/exhibits/coming-next. php?event=1493. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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talented local artists showcasing their work. This exhibit ranges across all 2D and 3D art mediums. Through Dec. 31 Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralartsupply.com/Gallery.php. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

OFF THE WALLS 2017 Items are sold to benefit the exhibitions and education programs of SLOMA. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Dec. 31 805-543-8562. sloma.org/ calendar/index.php?event=1519. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

Friday • Dec 8 • 6-9pm

———City Wide——— SANTA CRAWL: ADULT SCAVENGER HUNT WITH BEER & WINE All Participants Must Wear Santa Attire ❆

SELECTIONS: NYC A reflection of the diversity one would encounter on wandering through the multitudinous galleries of New York’s arts districts. The works chosen represent a wide variety of subject matter and studio practices. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Jan. 1 805-543-8562. sloma.org/exhibits/coming-next. php?event=1467. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

Saturday • Dec 9 • 1-4pm

S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

———Inn at Morro Bay——— GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST ❆

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY ARTS ASSOCIATION The Santa Ynez Valley Arts Association presents the 2nd Saturday Artisans series. Second Saturday of every month, 12-5 p.m. 688-7338. santaynezvalleyarts.org. Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado, Los Olivos.

THE STUDENT AND THE TEACHER Showcases paintings of ranching life by Theodore Waddell and Isabelle Johnson, Waddell’s former teacher. ongoing 805-686-8315. wildlingmuseum.org. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang.

Sunday • Dec 10 • 1-4pm ———Tidelands Park——— REAL SNOW! ELF ON THE SHELF COMPETITION ❆

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

A CHRISTMAS CAROL The Pewter Plough Playhouse

PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT The story of two

couples, one newlywed and the other married for five years, both experiencing pains and difficulties in their relationship. The observance of each other’s troubles brings both couples to realize what they have and to reconcile. Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3-5 p.m. through Jan. 21 $25. 805-927-3877. pewterploughplayhouse.net. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria.

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LITTLE TREASURES A group show featuring

presents a radio play version of the classic holiday favorite. Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. $20. pewterploughplayhouse.net/. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria, (805) 400-4737.

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Tuesday • Dec 12 • 6-6:30pm ———On the Waterfront——— FAREWELL TO SANTA

THE REBOOT: STORYTELLING REIMAGINED Curated mix of invited storytellers and open mic ARTS continued page 28

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SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: ALFA A pop musician

for novice storytellers. Spoken word, improv, character sketches and interactive games. Every third Friday of the month. Third Friday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-772-9225. facebook. com/topdogcoffeebar/. Top Dog Coffee Bar, 857 Main St., Morro Bay.

armed with an array of instruments: guitar, ukulele, violin, piano, and kazoo. Special guests include Katie Garibaldi. Dec. 10, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-2046821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: RYAN DISHEN

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Special guests include Archie Logsdon, Sutherlin, and Paul Welch. Dec. 17, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-2046821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

A CHRISTMAS STORY Back by popular demand

for the fourth year in a row. Weekday showings at 7pm and weekends at 2pm. Wednesdays-Sundays. through Dec. 23 $20-$38. 805-786-2440. slorep. org. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo.

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ALLEGRIA WINDS LIVE Dec. 9, 3-4 p.m. Free. 805-781-5991. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

COMEDY NIGHT WITH SLO COMEDY Lineup: Jamal Coleman, Kym, Howell, Evan Fox, and other surprise guests. Hosted by Sal Espana. Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7sistersbrewing.com/ events. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

FORBES PIPE ORGAN CONCERT AND HOLIDAY FAMILY SING-A-LONG Celebrate the holiday season with the SLO Vocal Arts Ensemble. Dec. 17, 3 p.m. slochamber.org. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 751 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, 781-8220.

IMPROV COMEDY SHOW Fast-paced 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, 803-430-0260. PUPPETS AND POETS A performance, for mature audiences, featuring poetry, puppetry, live music, and more. Performers include Amber West, Zeb West, Will Jones, Clovis Blackwell, Jerime Ford, and The Singer and The Songwriter. Dec. 15, 7-9 p.m. $7. 512-765-5661. tinyurl.com/eggupslo. Palm Theatre, 817 Palm St, San Luis Obispo.

SHORT FORM IMPROV COMEDY SHOW The talented ensemble of CCCT are back with their electrically funny, interactive short-form and mesmerizing long-form comedy shows. Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. through Dec. 9 $5. 805-242-3109. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Kreuzberg Coffee Company, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo.

THE SNOW QUEEN Choreographer Theresa Slobodnik’s world premiere of this family-friendly production based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. Dec. 15, 7 p.m., Dec. 16, 7 p.m. and Dec. 17, 2 p.m. $26-$44. 805.440.1439. bt-slo.org/performances. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. UNDERGROUND COMEDY NIGHT Enjoy live comedy, drinks, and more. Thursdays, 9-10:30 p.m. through Dec. 29 Free. 805-439-4200. facebook. com/Undergroundbrewco/?ref=aymt_homepage_ panel. Underground Brewing Company, 1040 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. UNDERGROUND IMPROV SHOW The Central Coast Comedy Theater presents this night of improv. Dec. 7, 7-9 p.m. $5. 805-242-3109. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Underground Brewing Company, 1040 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

THE GREAT AMERICAN MELODRAMA’S HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA Triple bill that features Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, zany characters in a fractured fairy-tale opera, and the seasonal music in the Holiday Vaudeville Revue. Through Dec. 31 americanmelodrama.com. Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front St., Oceano.

AN IRISH CHRISTMAS Enjoy traditional Irish music, dancing, and singing in celebration of the holiday season. Features an award-winning cast of Irish dancers led by World Champion Dancers Scott Doherty and Tyler Schwartz. Dec. 16, 2 & 7 p.m. $36-$48. 805-489-9444. clarkcenter.org. Clark

Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles.

HOT CLUB OF SLO Live Gypsy Jazz in the upstairs dining room and lounge. Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-594-1500. Mee Heng Low Noodle House, 815 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

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SANTA’S IN THE HOUSE

Santa Claus has taken residency at the Embarcadero Chess Board in Morro Bay and will be available for visits through Dec. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Santa has Christmas gifts for every child who visits him. Visit morrobaywinterfest.com for more info. —C.W. Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

AHC YOUTH DANCE PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER More than 50 performers, both

children and adults, bring this Christmas story to life. Pre-sale tickets available at Allan Hancock College. Dec. 16, 7 p.m. and Dec. 17, 2 p.m. 805-922-6966. hancockcollege.edu. Ethel Pope Auditorium, 901 S. Broadway, Santa Maria.

FREAKY FRIDAY A modern fairytale based on the novel by Mary Rodgers and two Disney films. When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. Through Dec. 23, 1:30 & 7 p.m. pcpa.org. Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

THE COMMUNITY NATIVITY PAGEANT Enjoy an elaborate stage presentation of the nativity story featuring live animals, musical accompaniment, and narration. Dec. 9, 5 & 7 p.m. solvangusa.com. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang.

NICK SWARDSON LIVE Swardson is best known for his recurring role as Terry Bernadino in the comedy series Reno 911. Dec. 8, 8 p.m. 800248-6274. chumashcasino.com. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez.

MUSIC LIVE MUSIC N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

CENTRAL COAST JAZZ INSTITUTE BAND

Each evening features one of Charlie Shoemake’s jazz musicians, accompanied by Matthew Evans on Bass and Tom Brown on Drums. Charlie is on vibraphone and his wife Sandi sings. Every other Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m. Free admission/ suggested donation $15. 805-927-0179. pewterploughplayhouse.org/Entertainment/musicccji.html. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria.

MORRO BAY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE Enjoy live holiday music from

the Morro Bay High School Choir. Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: ALFA A pop musician armed with an array of instruments: guitar, ukulele, violin, piano, and kazoo. Special guests include Katie Garibaldi and Kailey Stevens. Dec. 11, 6:309 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay. com/calendar/. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

LIVE MUSIC Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Paso Robles Inn Cattleman’s Lounge, 103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, 238-2660.

night jam sessions sponsored by the SLO County Jazz Federation. Rhythm section provided. Every other Wednesday, 7-9:30 p.m. through May 16 Free. slojazz.org. Unity Concert Hall, 1130 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo.

LIVE MUSIC WITH WILL BREMAN Dec. 15, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7sistersbrewing.com/ events. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE Join the SLO Winds and Christopher Woodruff in celebrating the season. Woodruff will perform Haydn’s iconic Concerto for Trumpet in Eb Major. Dec. 17, 3 p.m. slowinds. org. Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, 546-3198. THIRD ANNUAL HANDEL’S MESSIAH SINGALONG CONCERT Join the SLO Master Chorale in performing the choruses of Handel’s Messiah. Thomas Davies will conduct the Chorale and the audience. Some Messiah scores will be available in the lobby. Additional carols and songs will also be performed. Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. $15. 756-4849. pacslo.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

10TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SING-ALONG: CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA Enjoy great regional music and performance groups while also joining in on singing classic Christmas and holiday songs. Dec. 17, 4-5:30 p.m. $6-$12. 805-489-9444. clarkcenter.org. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

CENTRAL COAST FIDDLERS JAM SESSION

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 FEAT. DULCIE TAYLOR Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-227-4812. vinarobles.com. Vina Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles.

SATURDAY LIVE WITH KENNY TAYLOR Dec. 16, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-227-4812. vinarobles.com. Vina

All string instruments welcome. Enjoy listening and/or performing classic country, bluegrass, and oldies. Dec. 10, 1:15-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-9372238. centralcoastfiddlers.org. Arroyo Grande Community Center, 211 Vernon St., Arroyo Grande.

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

PISMO BEACH PACIFIC BREEZE CONCERTS Features local bands and activities. Second Sunday of every month, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-773-7063. Dinosaur Caves Park, 2701 Price St, Pismo Beach. MUSIC continued page 30

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SINGER/SONGWRITER NIGHT Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. figmtnbrew.com. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, A.G., 1462 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, 474-8525. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

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AHC JAZZ BAND WINTER CONCERT The Allan Hancock College Jazz Band performs its annual Winter Concert. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Dec. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Unity Chapel of Light Church, 1165 Stubblefield Rd., Orcutt, 9373025, unitysantamaria.net/.

CENTRAL CITY SWING CHRISTMAS CONCERT The Central City Swing Band performs its annual Christmas Concert. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. A donation basket will be located in the lobby. Dec. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Unity Chapel of Light Church, 1165 Stubblefield Rd., Orcutt, 937-3025, unitysantamaria.net/.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Dec. 10, 10:45 a.m. Free. 805-937-8405. fbcsantamaria.com. First Baptist Church, 2970 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria.

CHRISTMAS FOR HOLLY Enjoy performances from the Riptide Big Band, Liz Douglas, and Bob Nations at this annual fundraiser to benefit Hats for Hope. Dec. 10, 2-5 p.m. $30. 805-489-4161. hatsforhope.com. Santa Maria Country Club, 505 W. Waller Lane, Santa Maria. LIVE MUSIC AT MOXIE CAFE Enjoy live music from local artists, food, and drinks. ThursdaysSaturdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. moxiecafe.com/livemusic-and-events-in-santa-maria-at-moxie-cafe/. Moxie Cafe, 1317 W McCoy Lane, Santa Maria.

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LIVE MUSIC WEDNESDAY EVENINGS Enjoy live music from a different band/musician each week. Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 805-937-6400. facebook.com/cadelgrevino. Ca’ Del Grevino Cafe and Wine Bar, 400 E. Clark Ave., suite A, Orcutt. TRI CITY SOUND CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT Tri City Sound Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, invites women who love to sing to join them for the Christmas season. Women interested in learning about a cappella and/or barbershop-style music are welcome to join in on the season-end rehearsals for the concert on Nov. 16 and 30 and Dec. 7 from 6:45 to 9pm. Dec. 14, 7 p.m. Donations accepted. 805-736-7572. tricitysound.org. Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road, Orcutt. LO M P O C/ VA N D E N B E R G

SEAN WATKINS LIVE Watkins is best known for his work as one-third of the Grammy Awardwinning Nickel Creek. Dec. 10, 5-7 p.m. $15. lompocwinefactory.com. Lompoc Wine Factory, 321 N D St., Lompoc. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

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CRAFTED: LIVE MUSIC SERIES Features artists from all genres of music. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. 686-4742. bottlest. com. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton.

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The 27th annual Victorian Teddy Bear Tea takes place Dec. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Park Ballroom in Paso Robles. Enjoy face painting and other family activities with tea and cookies. Tickets are $8 for children and $15 for adults. Call (805) 238-4103 for more info. —C.W.

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HOLIDAY DANCE PARTY WITH DJ JOY BONNER Bring your favorite dish and/or beverage to share to this potluck dinner and dance. A mix of Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Contemporary. Send song requests by email. Dec. 16, 7-10 p.m. $5. 805-491-1059. facebook. com/events/156696374936360/. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

CONTRA DANCE WITH THE GROWLING OLD GEEZERS Featuring Jim Mueller on fiddle, JB Bolton on guitar, and Amber Mueller on bass. Beginners’ introductory lesson at 6:30pm. Dance starts at 7pm. Families, couples, and singles welcome. Dec. 9, 6:30-10 p.m. $10 for adults; $5 for members and students; Ages 16 and under get in for free. 805-602-2929. cccds.org. Odd Fellows Hall, 520 Dana St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

DJ DRUMZ Fridays Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 489-3639. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

HULA DANCING Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. 937-9750. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

LINE DANCING Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. $5. 937-9750. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

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class at 7pm, advanced class at 8pm. No experience or partner Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale, required. Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m. $10. 805 Youth Ensemble, and Orchestra are DEC. 7 – DEC. 14 937 1574. CentralCoastSwingDance. delighted to announce their Holiday 2017 com. Old Town Brew, 338 W. Tefft St, Concert Series. The performance will Nipomo. include works by R. Vaughan Williams, S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y Vince Guaraldi, Mel Torme, Robert Shaw, John Rutter, and traditional Spanish, French and Danish THIRSTY THURSDAYS WITH DJ VEGA Playing carols. Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 17, 3 p.m. today’s and yesterday’s hits. No cover charge. $15-$20. 805-350-4241. syvchorale.org. Veterans’ Bring your dancing shoes. Thursdays, 9 p.m.-2:30 Memorial Building, 1745 Mission Drive, Solvang. a.m. Free. 805-478-3980. DJ’s Saloon, 724 E Ocean Ave., Lompoc. FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ Live music every Friday. No cover charge. Snacks, dinner, cocktails, and wine available for purchase. Call for reservations. Fridays, 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 29 Free. 805-6881778. thebearandstar.com. The Bear and Star, N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y 2860 Grand Ave., Los Olivos.

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the Lobero with a family-friendly mix of holiday classics and seasonal favorites. Depart from the Buellton Rec Center at 11:30am and return at 5:30 pm. Dec. 10, 11:30 a.m. $55. 805-6881086. buellton.org. Buellton Recreation Center, 301 2nd St., Buellton.

OPEN MIC NIGHT Hosted by Rusty Hobbs. Featuring wine by the glass and burgers. Fridays, 5:30-9 p.m. through Dec. 15 $15.00, includes a glass of wine and a burger.. 805 237 2389. darkstarcellars.com/events/. Dark Star Cellars, 2985 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles. MUSIC continued page 31


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KARAOKE NIGHT SUNDAYS AT BUFFALO PUB AND GRILL Sundays, 8 p.m. Free. 805-5445155. Buffalo Pub And Grill, 717 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

KARAOKE NIGHT THURSDAYS AT CHARLIE’S PLACE Featuring DJ Ree-Car-D’oh. Happy hour pricing until 10pm. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 805-4411633. Charlie’s Place, 981 Foothill Blvd., 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. 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/.

KARAOKE WITH DJ SAM Sundays Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 489-3639. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

POETRY NIGHT Monthly poetry group with two featured poets and open readings. Check CORE Winery Facebook page for details or schedule changes. Second Saturday of every month, 7:30 p.m. through Jan. 31 Free. facebook.com/MisterMoreved/. CORE Winery, 105 W Clark Ave., Orcutt. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

KARAOKE AT SOLVANG BREW Thursdays Free. (805) 688-2337. Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Dr., Solvang.

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT SOLVANG BREW Wednesdays Free. (805) 688-2337. Solvang Brewing Company, 1547 Mission Dr., Solvang.

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CORNERS OF THE MOUTH POETRY SERIES Cal Poly Professor David Kann is the featured reader with an open reading to follow. Dec. 17, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-903-3595. languageofthesoul.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo.

HISTORICAL WALK: SAN LUIS OBISPO Guided stroll past 15 holiday-lit Victorian houses in the Old Town district to learn Christmas customs, events, and locales of the 1890s. Flashlight recommended. Meet in front of St. Stephen’s Church. Dec. 17, 5 p.m. Free. 805-549-0355. sierraclub.org/santa-lucia. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1344 Nipomo St., San Luis Obispo.

MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSION Second Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-539-9374. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

BI-LINGO Informal conversation to practice Spanish language skills for anyone with basic Spanish-speaking skills. Second Thursday of every month, 6-7 p.m. Free. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

GUADALUPE WALK AND TALK Join Shirley Boydstun on her monthly Walk and Talk around Guadalupe. Shirley will discuss Guadalupe’s points of interest and its history. Rain will cancel. Third Saturday of every month, 10-11 a.m. through Dec. 16 suggested donation. 805-343-2455. dunescenter.org/events/. Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe. LO M P O C/ VA N D E N B E R G

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

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

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. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 34 www.newtimesslo.com • December 7 - December 14, 2017 • New Times • 31


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

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.

FRIDAY NIGHT MAGIC AT CAPTAIN NEMO Refreshments available on site for purchase. Fridays, 5-8 p.m. 4 Booster Buy In. 805-544-6366. Facebook.com/CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

MAGIC: THE GATHERING AT CAPTAIN NEMO Magic: The Gathering (Standard/Type 2). Refreshments available on site for purchase. Mondays, 5-8 p.m. 2 Boost Buy In. 805-544-6366. Facebook.com/CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

MINIATURE GAMING AT CAPTAIN NEMO Refreshments available on site for purchase. Please park in reserved spaces. Thursdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-544-6366. Facebook.com/ CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

OPEN GAMING AT CAPTAIN NEMO Board games, card games, and more. Bring any games you’d like. Refreshments available on site for purchase. Please park in Reserved spaces. Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-544-6366. facebook.com/pg/ CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

SLO CHESS CLUB All ages and skill levels welcome. Plays at the giant chess board in Morro Bay on Saturdays. Boards generally provided. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursdays, 6:30-10 p.m. Free. 215-4963. slochess.com. Carl’s Jr., 195 N. Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo.

SLO TABLE TENNIS All ages and skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. and Sundays, 4-7 p.m. Free. 215-4963. Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

NIPOMO SENIOR CENTER The center is open five days a week; closed on weekends and holidays. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Aug. 31 9291615. Nipomo Senior Center, 200 E. Dana St., Nipomo.

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

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. 805-221-5523. The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

requirement for anyone who wants to use SLO MakerSpace tools and space. Features a walkthrough reviewing all areas of the shop that can be dangerous to you and others. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon Free for Members and SLO County Library Cardholders. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/store/makerspace-basicsafety-class/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. DEC. 7 – DEC. 14 2017

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

FREE MEDITATION CLASS Megan McGreen, LCSW, and Ruth Cherry, PhD, long time meditators and psychotherapists, teach meditation to reduce stress and increase well-being. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.noon Free. 805-748-3372. meditationintro.com. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

QI GONG CLASS Qi Gong is an ancient and powerful system for physical health and spiritual development. Join certified instructor Devin Wallace for this outdoors class. Please call to register. Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Suggested donation $10. 805-709-2227. Tidelands Park, South end of Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

YOGA STRETCH Explore yoga postures and increase strength and flexibility. Set to inspiring music and appropriate for beginners. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. email support@getstudiofit.com. 805-776-3676. Cassandra Bodlak, 349 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay, studiofitnessmorrobay.com. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

FREE PINEAL TONING CLASS Every second Tuesday of the month, Lightshare hosts a Pineal Toning Group and Instructional Class, facilitated by Lightshare team volunteers. No registration or prior experience is necessary. Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30-7:30 p.m. through Dec. 12 Free. 805305-7595. lightshare.us. Lightshare Center, 22701 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

ADULT AIKIDO Join instructor Mary Tesoro to learn the Japanese martial art of self-defense and self-development. Ages 16 and up welcome. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:45-7 p.m. through Dec. 14 $72. 805-549-1222. ae.slcusd.org. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo. CAT YOGA CLASSES Sundays, 10:15-11:30 a.m. $20. 543-9316 Ext. 10. woodshumanesociety.org/ news-and-events/event.php?id=347. Woods Humane Society, 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo. GENTLE YOGA WITH CASSANDRA BODLAK Mats, blocks, and straps are provided. Open to all levels. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. through Dec. 14 $88. 805-549-1222. register. asapconnected.com. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo.

RESTORATIVE GANJA YOGA AND SONIC LANDSCAPE Enjoy music and restorative yoga

with Vince Cimo. Dec. 9, 7-10 p.m. $30. vanaspati. yoga/event/ganja-yoga-12-09-17/. San Luis Obispo, Citywide, SLO.

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

RESOLVE GENERAL INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUP Support for those suffering through the 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.

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PAINT PARTY No artistic experience necessary. All materials and supplies provided. Participants may take their canvases home. Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 30 $40. 805-772-9095. foreverstoked. com/paint-party/paint-party.html. Forever Stoked, 1164 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

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

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OUTDOORS

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Learn how to prune trees for better fruit on Dec. 9 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the SLO Botanical Garden. The pruning presentation is followed by a demonstration and a free docent-led tour. Admission is $10 and $5 for members. Visit slobg.org to find out more. —C.W. of Bluff Dr. and El Portal, Shell Beach, (805) 4585575.

Museum, 1940 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo, (805) 548-1894.

WINGS AND WATER: BIRDS OF THE LAKE

FREE ADOPTION INFORMATION SESSION

A guided nature walk to learn about some of the birds in the park. Great for kids and/or beginning birders of all ages. Meet at the Cottonwood parking lot. Rain cancels event. Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-noon $10 parking. 805.788.2381. Lopez Lake, 6800 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande.

Free sessions on adoption information at our San Luis Obispo office located at 1540 Marsh Street, Ste 130. The FCCA has placed over 5,100 waiting children into forever families since 1983. First Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805542-9084. fcadoptions.org. Family Connections Christian Adoptions, 1540 Marsh St. #130, San Luis Obispo.

SPORTS S A N LU IS O B IS P O

CAL POLY MEN’S BASKETBALL VS FRESNO STATE Special Olympics Night. Dec. 9, 7 p.m. gopoly.com. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

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CHRISTMAS IN CAYUCOS BLUFF WALK As part of the town’s annual Christmas in Cayucos celebration, the Cayucos Land Conservancy is offering a nature walk. Walks are 1-1.5 hours long. Dec. 9 cayucoschamber.com. Cayucos Beach, 10 Cayucos Dr., Cayucos, 805-781-5930.

SIERRA CLUB HIKE: CERRO ALTO PEAK A 7.1 mile loop hike with about 1,700 ft. of elevation gain. Dec. 9, 9 a.m. Free. 805-441-7597. sierraclub.org/ santa-lucia. Cerro Alto Camp Ground, Hwy. 46, Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

SIERRA CLUB HIKE: POZO On a remote trail northeast of Pozo in the La Panza Mountain Range. Meet in front of the Pacific Beverage Co. in Santa Margarita. Dogs on leash are welcome. Rain will postpone the hike. Dec. 9, 8 a.m. Free. 805-5460317. sierraclub.org/santa-lucia. Downtown Santa Margarita, 6420 W. Pozo Rd., Santa Margarita. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

HIKE AT FELSMAN LOOP WITH ECOSLO Join a SLO Stewards docent for a hike at Feldman Loop. Go online to sign-up. Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-noon ecoslo. org/event/ecoslo-hike-felsman-loop/?instance_ id=459. Felsman Loop, Patricia Dr., San Luis Obispo, 8055441777. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

SHELL BEACH HOLIDAY STROLL Take a holiday stroll down Shell Beach Rd. and enjoy all of the lights and decorations. Dec. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. pismochamber.com. Shell Beach Trailhead, Corner

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CAL POLY MEN’S BASKETBALL VS PRINCETON Children 13 and under get in for free for this Youth Night game. The first 100 kids will receive a Cal Poly youth jersey. Dec. 16, 7 p.m. gopoly.com. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

KIDS & FAMILY

PAJAMA DRAMA: DRAMA AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY CLASSES Drama and imaginative play 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.

POTTERY FOR KIDS Learn sculpting, throwing on the wheel, and slab building from experienced potters. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 1:30-3 p.m. through Dec. 19 $30. 805-896-6197. anamcre.com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

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

WINTER MONARCH BUTTERFLY TOURS Witness thousands of Monarch Butterflies, so close you can nearly touch them, during these guided tours. Every 14 days, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 805-2154125. Morro Bay Golf Course, 201 State Park Rd., Morro Bay, golfmorrobay.com. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

AIKIDO FOR KIDS AGE 4-13 AIKI-MITES (age 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.

FAMILY CARE NETWORK’S READING OF THE POLAR EXPRESS Put on your pajamas and enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, visiting with Santa Claus, and a special reading of The Polar Express aboard the La Ceusta car at the SLO Railroad Musuem. Parents can enjoy a wine and cheese tasting. All proceeds benefit the youth and families served by the Family and Care Network. Dec. 10, 11 a.m. $10 kids; $15 adults. slochamber.org. San Luis Obispo Railroad

NEW YOUTH CLASSES IN ARROYO GRANDE (AGES 7-11) Weekly enrichment program cultivating strong minds, strong hearts, and strong bodies to promote social, emotional, and physical well-being. Visit website for complete class description and registration. ongoing, 3:45-4:30 p.m. 805-270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity. com/dragonfly-circles/. Torchell Mind & Body, 530 Camino Mercado, Arroyo Grande.

SPIRITUAL S A N LU IS O B IS P O

TIBETAN BUDDHISM BOOK STUDY Meditation practice and a discussion of Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism, by H.E. Kalu Rinpoche. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-438-3949. BodhiPath SLO, 3484 Gregory Ct., San Luis Obispo, bodhipath.org. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

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

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FELINE NETWORK OF THE CENTRAL COAST Seeking volunteers to provide foster homes for foster kittens or cats with special needs. The Feline Network pays for food, litter, and any medications needed. Volunteers also needed to help with humanely trapping and transporting feral cats for spay/neuter. ongoing 805-549-9228. felinenetwork. org. San Luis Obispo, Citywide, SLO.

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LITERACY FOR LIFE VOLUNTEER TUTOR TRAINING Literacy for Life trains community members to become volunteer tutors to adults. The tutors work one-on-one teaching basic English language skills. Tutors must attend both training sessions in order to qualify. Sessions are hosted in the conference room of Union Bank. Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $25. 805-541-4219. literacyforlifeslo.org. Union Bank, 995 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

LITERACY FOR LIFE: VOLUNTEER TUTOR TRAINING Training community members to become volunteer tutors to adults 16 and older in basic English. The tutors work one-on-one with learners. Dec. 16, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $25. 805541-4219. literacyforlifeslo.org/. Union Bank, 995 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

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Who’s on the shelf?

Frolic in real snow on the Central Coast and have a little fun with Santa’s favorite spy on Dec. 10. The Real Snow and Elf on the Shelf Competition will be held at Tidelands Park in Morro Bay from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be two areas for snow, one flat for the small kids and one slopped for the larger kids. There will also be cookie decorating and other events. Bring your Elf on the Shelf and re-create their best mischief in a live diorama. There will be prizes for best kids display and family display. People will vote on the winner with first, second, and third places winning prizes from Rockin’ Jumpin’ trampoline park, family passes to the SLO Children’s Museum, and more. Visit morrobaywinterfest.com for more information.

Celebrate the holidays every which way

Take part in every single holiday (not just the ones we go crazy over in the winter months) at SLOQueerdos’ Holiday Drag Show at SLO Brew on Dec. 17. Enjoy as the queens celebrate whatever holiday they feel like, with performances by Lulu Licious, Victoria, Rubi, Lotta Problems, Yehuda Queen, and Rosa Mendoza. Krystal Methatic and C.C. Candypepper will host the show. Doors open at 7 p.m., and tickets are $10 per person presale or $15 at the door. This event is for those who are 21 and older. Visit slobrew.com for more information.

Rockin’ around the cactus

Christmas isn’t just about trees. Show some love to the self-sufficient cactus at Painting on the Patio at 15c Wine Shop and Bar in Templeton on Dec. 9. Lead artist Karyn Blaney will instruct attendees through the process of creating a Christmas Cactus painting while sipping on their favorite beverage. There’s no experience necessary, just a desire to have fun and create something amazing. The workshop is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are required. The $45 per person cost includes instruction, all materials, and a glass of bubbly! Call (805) 434-1554 for more information or visit the Christmas Cactus at 15c event page on Facebook. ∆ —Ryah Cooley

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Stage

BY RYAH COOLEY AND REBECCA ROSE

Celebrate and be merry

PHOTO COURTESY OF BALLET THEATRE SAN LUIS OBISPO

Central Coast holiday shows to kick off the season PHOTO COURTESY OF RYLO MEDIA DESIGN

YOU’LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT Ralph (Don Stewart, left) recounts what happened when his younger self, Ralphie (Weston Marum), received a coveted gift one fateful Christmas, in SLO Repertory Theatre’s production of A Christmas Story.

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e’re a week into December, and it is indeed beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But forget decorating the tree just so or purchasing the perfect gift—the real question is: What forms of community holiday merriment should one partake in? There’s too many festive shows and only so much time, therefore, we at New Times and the Sun humbly took it upon ourselves to highlight a few of the region’s merriest offerings that are sure to put a smile on even the scroogiest of faces.

A Christmas Story

It’s not really Christmas until you hear little Ralphie waxing poetic about wanting a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. That’s why San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre is bringing A Christmas Story (showing through Dec. 23) back, but this year the narrator, aka Big Ralph, is being portrayed by Don Stewart, a teacher and actor with the Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA). “As a director I don’t want to do the same thing,” said Kevin Harris, show director and managing artistic director for the theatre. “The narrator really sets the tone for the show directly and communicates with the audience. Don has this wonderful, intimate nature about him.” Harris said SLO Repertory Theatre’s audiences return to fill out the seats for A Christmas Story time and time again. “It’s such a privilege to work on a story that’s so universally loved,” Harris said. “It really encourages people to think about their own lives.”

Holiday nostalgia

A Christmas Story will be showing at the SLO Repertory Theatre through Dec. 23. Tickets range from $20 to $38. Visit slorep.org for more information.

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The Snow Queen

If ballet is your thing, but you’re tired of the same old Nutcracker year in and year out, consider Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo’s rendition of The Snow Queen. Debuting at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center on Dec. 15, 16, and 17, this interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale is sure to delight. Here’s the gist: A hobglobin or “the devil himself” gets a mirror that makes the viewer turn ugly and evil on the inside. Cue the mirror falling down to Earth where shards pierce people like young Kay, changing their hearts for the worse. With Kay in a vulnerable state, he is snatched by the evil snow queen, leaving his best friend Greta to go on a quest to save him. “It’s magical,” said Theresa Slobodnik, company artistic director. “It’s a story of perseverance and faith. It’s a beautiful story for Christmastime.”

ICE COLD When the snow queen (Michelle McLaughlin, pictured) changes Kay for the worse, his best friend Greta must save him.

There won’t be a fire at this event, but expect some spooky candlelight along with cookies and cider for this theatrical reading of tales like the Christmas ghosts, Jack Frost, and Santa fighting Dracula.

Is that you, Santa Claus? Local author Mark Onspaugh will read from his book, Christmas Ghost Stories: A Collection of Winter Tales, at Coalesce Bookstore’s chapel in Morro Bay on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. This event is for ages 13 and older. Books will be available for purchase and signing along with complimentary cider and cookies. Call (805) 772-2880 for more information.

The Holiday Extravaganza The holiday season means it’s once again time for the Great American Melodrama’s HOLIDAY SHOWS continued page 39 PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK ONSPAUGH

The power of friendship Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo’s The Snow Queen will show Dec. 15, 16, and 17 at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $26 to $44. Visit pacslo.org for more information.

Christmas Ghost Stories

Halloween isn’t the only day you can ejoy getting scared out of your mind. Partake in some creepy tales this Christmas just like our friends across the pond. Gather round on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. for a reading of local author Mark Onspaugh’s Christmas Ghost Stories: A Collection of Winter Tales at Coalesce Bookstore’s chapel in Morro Bay. “It’s a pretty old tradition,” Onspaugh said. “It’s very British. Dickens sort of set the pace. It’s cold and windy. Everyone’s huddled around the fire, and that lends itself to storytelling.”

CREEPY CHRISTMAS Gather round for tales of ghosts, Jack Frost, and Santa Claus that will send a chill down your spine at a reading of local author Mark Onspaugh’s Christmas Ghost Stories: A Collection of Winter Tales.


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Arts

Dance

BY RYAH COOLEY

In the family Civic Ballet celebrates 40 years in SLO

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t was just a two-car garage in San Luis Obispo, but Lorilee Silvaggio knew she could make it work. It was 1970 and Lorilee was trying to open a dance studio. She was in her early 20s with a husband studying architecture at Cal Poly and a baby, but she knew she could make it work. “The Central Coast really had not flowered when it came to dance,” Lorilee said. There was only one other dance studio in town at the time, so with the blessing of the city, the San Francisco Ballet-trained dancer opened her garage to all the tiny dancers who came to study at the Academy of Dance, SLO. By the end of the year there were more than 100 students, and more than two years later at they moved into their first downtown studio space. About seven years later, the studio launched the Civic Ballet of SLO as its professional performing group. Several studios, many years and, many, many showings of The Nutcracker later, the performance group is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Along the way, Lorilee raised three children, got a master’s degree, and made a career switch, handing over the studio and Civic Ballet to her son, Drew Silvaggio. “This is not what I had expected, but I was so thrilled,” Lorilee said. “It was so much fun raising my three kids in the studio. I had made the decision that my kids might not want to pursue dance … but the attractive spirit of the studio captured my kids.” Drew in particular really wanted to dance from a young age. Before he was even old enough to take class, his mother had to hold him back with one arm while she taught, so he wouldn’t take over the dance floor while her students were learning. It also wasn’t unusual for the future choreographer to give his mother notes on the other students’ performances or spout off staging ideas. After high school, Drew went off to study musical theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, living the

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BACK IN THE DAY Lorilee Silvaggio pins down a squirming, young Drew Silvaggio while trying to teach dance class at Academy of Dance, SLO in its early days.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BARRY GOYETTE

DOUBLE THREAT This year Civic Ballet’s Davan Murphy will dance the parts of the sugarplum fairy and Clara, adding extra meaning to the story.

A Nutcracker Christmas

Civic Ballet of SLO’s The Nutcracker will show at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center Dec. 8, 9, and 10. Tickets range from $18 to $59. Visit pacslo.org for tickets and more information.

dancer’s life of taking class, going to auditions, and performing. While lifting another dancer, Drew slipped a disc and injured his back, which sent him back home to SLO to heal. Eventually he started helping out at the studio more and more, taking over as artistic director at the Civic Ballet in the 2003-04 season when Lorilee transitioned to a career as a psychotherapist in Stockton. “It’s kind of how it’s supposed to work,” Drew said. “You start something, and your family takes over.” In recent years, Drew has led the group in partnering with OperaSLO to have live music at the annual Nutcracker performances as well as bigger, citywide collaborations like the recent showing of Madame Butterfly at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center. Within the last year the company also launched CB2, a junior company for younger dancers aspiring to be in the Civic Ballet. “I realized I could inspire people to tell a story, and that’s really what dance is,” said Drew, who has staged dance adaptations of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and Agnes DeMille’s Rodeo. While Drew knows there may be instructors better at training dancers, his heart lies in creating a show. “Obviously it was nepotism,” Drew said of taking over the studio. “But there is something I can do and that’s tell a story. I wanted this to continue because it’s the best way to honor my mom. I have so many stories to tell. I have 40 more years in me to go.” ∆ Arts Editor Ryah Cooley once had her birthday party at a Nutcracker dance rehearsal. Contact her at rcooley@ newtimesslo.com.


Arts HOLIDAY SHOWS from page 36

Holiday Extravaganza, an annual multi-play production in Oceano. Daniel Schultz, artistic director for the theater group, said the holiday production is their most popular show for the entire year. “We do three shows in one,” Schultz explained. “We do A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, which is a Christmas favorite for everyone. And we of course do our famous vaudeville show as well.” In addition to the standard favorites, PHOTO COURTESY OF GREAT AMERICAN MELODRAMA

CINDER-MELODRAMA The Great American Melodrama in Oceano will once again put on their traditional holiday show, featuring a rendition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as well as a 30-minute vaudeville show, and a new musical retelling of the classic Cinderella fairy tale. The holiday show runs through Dec. 31.

Stage the Melodrama will perform a new Cinderella musical, which Schultz described as a “fractured fairy tale” set to familiar classical music tunes. “It’s an irreverent retelling of the Cinderella story all told through music,” he said. “There are beautiful costumes, and it’s just super funny.” A Christmas Carol runs about 45 minutes, Cinderella about 25 minutes, and the company’s vaudeville act runs for another 30 minutes. Schultz noted that all of the material is family friendly. He said some of the actors have been participating in the annual holiday show for more than 20 years. “It’s great because we’re sold out for almost every show,” Schultz said. “We have families who come every single year, and we get to be a part of their holiday tradition. Even though it’s the holidays and it’s frenzied with people running around and trying to buy presents and a lot of people being stressed out, we still get to put a smile on their faces.” ∆ New Times Arts Editor Ryah Cooley and Sun Arts and Lifestyle Writer Rebecca Rose are full of Christmas cheer and mulled wine. Contact them at rcooley@newtimesslo.com and rrose@ santamariasun.com.

Glad tidings

The Great American Melodrama’s Holiday Extravaganza runs through Dec. 31. Daily showtimes vary; visit americanmelodrama.com/calendar/ for times and ticket sales. Tickets cost $25 to 29. The Melodrama is located at 1863 Front St., Oceano. More info: (805) 489-2499.

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Arts

Strictly Starkey

BY GLEN STARKEY PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXIES

Whisper to a scream Pixies bring their dynamic live show to Fremont Theater

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bout 30 years ago, a band from Boston released a debut record so potent, unexpected, and lyrically arresting that it and the band became legendary. That record was Surfer Rosa, and that band was Pixies. They’d formed in 1985 and released their first EP, Come on Pilgrim, in 1987, but Surfer Rosa was a revelation, and the band went on to release three more solid and inventive alternative rock records before they disbanded acrimoniously in 1993. In the coming years, frontman Black Francis released nearly 20 solo records, but Pixies eventually reunited in 2004. Original bassist Kim Deal quit again in 2013, and Kim Shattuck (The Muffs, The Pandoras) was hired as touring bassist in that same year but was soon replaced by Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, Queens of the Stone Age), who recorded on their newest record, Head Carrier, a reference to third century martyr St. Denis of Paris, a cephalophore who legend has it was decapitated but picked up his head and walked for miles while preaching a sermon of repentance. Lenchantin was actually brought on board to tour for Pixies’ previous album, Indie Cindy, their first studio album since 1991’s Trompe le Monde and the first to not feature Kim Deal. Former The Fall bassist Simon “Dingo” Archer played bass on the recording. I mention all this because Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents host Pixies on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Fremont Theater (8 p.m.; all ages; $39.50 plus a service charge at Boo Boo Records or $47.83 at eventbrite.com). The Orwells open the show. New Times interviewed newest member Paz Lenchantin via phone while she hiked through her Silver Lake neighborhood with a headset on. New Times: You started touring with the band in 2013 but didn’t become a permanent member until 2016. That’s a pretty long tryout. What finally clicked? Paz Lenchantin: Oh, I think it was a process. I don’t know if there was a moment—da-da-da—but we were coming out with a record, so when we announced it, it kind of made things permanent in its own way. You can’t erase my membership in the record. The record will stay around whether I’m living or not. NT: That’s a little macabre. I hope you’re not planning on dying or anything. What’s the most challenging aspect of being a newcomer coming into a well established, and one might even say legendary, band? PL: The challenges? I’m not really challenged by a group of guys; however, touring can sometimes have its challenges. Sometimes we can be in a bus for long periods of time getting to the next destination and there can be complications with the bus—those are challenges—but the guys, they’re my family.

LOUD-QUIET-LOUD! Famed altrock act Pixies play Dec. 12, in the Fremont Theater in support of their newest album, Head Carrier.

NT: Do you have a favorite Pixies album? PL: Funny how that always changes. It’s one of those things, you know? How am I feeling today? My favorite now might not be my favorite tomorrow, and I hope that’s how everyone feels. Surfer Rosa is pretty incredible 30 years later. I mean, wow, it still resonates. That’s when you know something’s timeless. I have to say Head Carrier has to be my favorite album of the year. Not to be selfish, but it’s very exciting to make a record with Pixies. NT: Were you aware of St. Denis and what a cephalophore was before Frank showed up with the songs for Head Carrier or did you have to look it up like I did? PL: He does talk of some things where it does feel great to kind of revisit or learn some abstract history or poems from Black Francis, but I didn’t have to look it up because we talked about it. Cephalophore was originally going to be the name of record, but it was a little more abstract so we decided to change it to its literal meaning. NT: I think the best new thing you bring to the band is your backing vocals, which add a brighter element to Pixies’ sound, and you take lead vocals on “All I Think About Now.” That’s my opinion. What’s yours? What do you thing you bring to the band? PL: Well, honestly comparing is not something I’m doing. We are where we are today. Black Francis isn’t the same as he was before. His voice and tone has changed. He’s a little bit raspier, a little bit more mature. Kim Deal was herself and I’m myself, and you have to be true to yourself. So what’s new? I’m new. They didn’t have me before, so I guess, me! And they seem to STARKEY continued page 42

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like me, and that’s cool. Sometimes people do need a little change, a little something to revamp, re-fire, and refuel. NT: I wasn’t asking you to compare yourself to Kim Deal, only to tell me what new element you brought to the band, but since you mentioned her, I hear you co-wrote “All I Think About Now” and encouraged Frank to make it a thank you note to Deal. True? PL: That is correct. It was very quick. We’d done all of these songs and it was the last song we wrote. We only had a few days left in the recording process and that song came out of nowhere, but without that song it would be a different record. I’m glad it happened but it was totally last minute. Francis said he wanted me to sing it, and it seemed like a no-brainer that if I was going to sing about anything it would be a song about Kim and especially a kind of thank you letter. I can relate to wanting to write a thank you letter someone—it seemed like a universal type of song, a song many of us can relate to. NT: You also play violin, piano, and guitar. Any plans to utilize those talents as a member of Pixies? PL: As far as talking about it, it’s not like we plan. If we’re working on something, it’s more like, “Oh wow, a little piano would be great there,” and I did play a little piano on “Classic Masher,” but it’s subtle and one note anyone could play. If a song can sound fine without all the extra production, you don’t need it. If it needs a string arrangement and orchestra, Pixies have done that, too. NT: I know you’re still out touring with Head Carrier, but I can’t help but ask, is another album in the works, and if so, where do you think it’s going? I think Head Carrier definitely went in a more cohesive direction from the previous, Indie Cindy, which seemed pretty disjointed. PL: Yes, we’re working on the next one. I think Indie Cindy was sort of a transitional phase—I mean they just lost a member—but the new one is going to be a different record. Just different. There’re some really strong songs on Head Carrier, including “Classic Masher,” “All I Think About Now,” and “Tenement Song,” and though Pixies aren’t quite the explosive band they were in the ’80s, they still put on a great show.

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Also this week from Numbskull and Good Medicine is the SLO Gathering featuring Moonshiner Collective at the Fremont Theater on Saturday, Dec. 9 (6:30 p.m. doors; all ages; $15 presale at Boo Boo Records or ticketfly.com or $20 at the door), with supporting acts Truxton Mile, Bear Market Riot, and Brass Mash. Moonshiner frontman Dan Curcio has been through a lot of changes over the years, starting as a member of Longview, which became Still Time. He then formed the rotating ensemble Moonshiner Collective, but then he decided to become a one-man band with foot percussion and harmonica. “For about a year before we put this current lineup together, I had been experimenting with a one-man-band style setup where I play foot percussion, guitar, harmonica, keys, with these songs,” Curcio noted. “My wife and I had just had our baby girl, Noa, and my music is the sole source of our income which, as you could imagine, was a bit scary and I felt the need for flexibility with this band and my career in general. I loved the challenge of learning the one-man-band techniques and breaking songs down in different ways. I’ll still do one-man-band style performances for certain intimate shows or tours here and there where we advertise it as such, but ultimately I want to be a part of a team and build

something far greater than what I can accomplish on my own.” Moonshiner’s current lineup includes Curcio (vocals, guitar, piano), Daniel Cimo (violin, banjo, keys, djembe), Lance Iunker (drums), James Gallardo (standup bass), and Mark Pruett (keys). “I’m so excited for the lineup we’ve got right now, and with the help of a lot of rehearsals lately I think this is the best my Moonshiner Collective songs have ever sounded,” Curcio said. “I’m really hoping that this current lineup will be a long-term consistent group and that we can build something great together. I truly love my bandmates as people, and they luckily happen to be absurdly talented as well, so life is good.” Bring two or three canned foods to donate and get a free Moonshiner Collective CD. Numbskull and Good Medicine also hosts famed alt-jazz act The Charlie Hunter Trio at Tooth & Nail Winery on Friday, Dec. 8 (7 p.m.; all ages; $25 presale at ticketfly.com or $30 at the door); and, of Black Crowes fame, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Fremont on Sunday, Dec. 10 (7 p.m.; all ages; $22 presale at ticketfly.com or $25 at the door). Check goodmedicinepresents.com for details.

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Reggae sextet Cheezy and the Crackers plays Frog and Peach on Saturday, Dec. 9 (10 p.m.; 21-and-older; free). The New Jersey-based act has been together for a decade. Funk and jazz trio The White Blinds plays Bang the Drum Brewery on Sunday, Dec. 10 (8 p.m.; 21-and-older; $5 presale at eventbrite.com or $8 at the door). The group features drummer Michael Duffy (Jungle Fire) and guitarist Matt Hornbook (who’s toured as a secondary guitarist with Tedeschi Trucks). Boulder-based rock act Amoramora plays Frog and Peach on Wednesday, Dec. 13 (10 p.m.; 21-and-older; free). They say their “show is guaranteed to blast you off into a cosmic dance party.” ∆ Keep up with New Times Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey via Twitter at twitter. com/glenstarkey, friend him at facebook. com/glenstarkey, or contact him at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE WHITE BLINDS

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ASUNCION RIDGE: 725 12th St. Paso Robles, (805) 237-1425. Live music Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8pm. BARRELHOUSE BREWERY GARDENS AND BEER GARDENS: 3055 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, (805) 2961128, barrelhousebrewing.com. 12/8: Pete & Lauren at 5:30pm; 12/9: James Sweetwater Duo at 5:30pm; 12/16: Sparrow and Fern at 5:30pm. BROKEN EARTH WINERY: 5625 Highway 46E, Paso Robles, (805) 239-2562. Live music every Sat. from 1-4pm. CHATEAU LETTAU: 840 13th St. Paso Robles, (805) 238-6800. D’ANBINO VINEYARDS AND CELLARS: 710 Pine St., Paso Robles, (805) 227-6800 or danbino.com. 12/7: The Real Blues Jam from 6:30-9:30pm; 12/8: The Kings of Cool from 7:30-10pm; 12/9: Byrom Brothers from 7:30-10pm; 12/14: The Real Blues Jam from 6:30-9:30pm; 12/15: Dave Becker and the Central Coast AllStars from 7:30-10pm; 12/16: Ren Geisick from 7:30-10pm. ENOTECA RESTAURANT AND BAR: 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles, (805) 238-2834, labellasera.com. Jazz every Thurs. night featuring Adam Levine and Judy Philbin from 7-9pm. LAST STAGE WEST: Halfway Station on Highway 41 (15050 Morro Road at Toro Creek), (805) 461-1393 or laststagewest.net. PASO ROBLES INN CATTLEMAN’S LOUNGE: 103 Spring St., (805) 238-2660. Live music 6-8pm and Friday and Saturday from 9:30-11:30pm. PINE STREET SALOON: 1234 Pine St., Paso Robles, (805) 238-1114. PONY CLUB WINE BAR AT HOTEL CHEVAL: 1021 Pine St., Paso Robles, (805) 226-9995. 12/8: Sunny Wright from 6-9pm; 12/9: Rewined from 6-9pm; 12/15: Andy Scott from 6-9pm; 12/16: Kenny Taylor from 6-9pm. SCULPTERRA WINERY: 5015 Linne Rd., Paso

Robles, (805) 226-8881. Steve Key presents “Songwriters at Play” Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4pm. TOOTH & NAIL WINERY: 3090 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles, (805) 369-6100. VINA ROBLES VINEYARDS AND WINERY: 3700 Mill Rd. Highway 46 E. Paso Robles, (805) 227-4812, vinarobles.com. Live music every Sat. from 1-4pm.

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Glen This is a fascinating story about something I know little about. Though I’ve been to a Catholic church on occasion, I had no clue about the pre-Vatican II vocation of nuns, who commit themselves to the church as Christ’s brides, and I mean they literally put on wedding dresses, have a ceremony, wear wedding rings, and consider themselves married to Jesus Christ. Vatican II was meant to make the church more open and welcoming at a time when people were exiting Catholicism for more liberal and less formal religions. One of the changes was to have priests stop doing the mass in Latin with their backs to the congregations; another was for nuns to lose the penguin-like habits and to end the harsh initiation into their order. This story revolves around Cathleen (Qualley), who enters the Sisterhood of the Rose at a time when the Reverend Mother (Melissa Leo), who runs the order, still believes in Medieval practices of discipline. It was sort of like watching boot camp for nuns, except instead of eight weeks of intensive training, it’s two years. At first I found myself swept up in Cathleen’s religious awakening, but at some point all I could think was to scream to her, “Run! Get the hell out of there!” The emotional reckoning of the film is complicated by the enormous sympathy I had for the Reverend Mother, in large part because of the nuanced manner in which Leo portrays her. She’s deeply committed to her faith and the church, and the Vatican II reforms she’s tasked with implementing are an insult to her and her order. Then there’s Cathleen’s actual mother,

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COCO What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Sunset Drive In, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina co-direct this animated adventure-comedy written by the directors and Jason Katz and Matthew Aldrich, about Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), an aspiring musician from a family in which music is banned. Miguel is swept into the Land of the Dead meets his forebears, in this film that explores the Mexican tradition of el Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Coco really is a love letter to the Mexican culture. I won’t be one bit surprised if this wins Best Animated

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Nora Harris (an amazingly nuanced Julianne Nicholson), a liberal-minded divorcee who feels like her daughter is being stolen from her. The whole thing is heartrending. Anna I wasn’t sure what to expect from this movie, but positive feedback from Rotten Tomatoes had me hopeful. I wasn’t disappointed either. Novitiate was a full story carried on the backs of some fantastic actresses. It was written and directed by a woman, and female NOVITIATE driven films have been What’s it rated? R having a heyday as What’s it worth, Anna? Full price of late. I’m generally What’s it worth, Glen? Full price pretty cautious about Where’s it showing? Downtown religious themed films, Centre, Galaxy (final day, Dec. 7) generally because they can be represented as one thing but turn out to be a sort of guise to CHRIST’S BRIDE Cathleen (Margaret Qualley) commits to becoming a nun just as the promote a religious message. However, Catholic Church is going through the upheaval of Vatican II reforms. Novitiate is wholly the story of the women surrounding Cathleen in both her convent about a pregnant Zambian woman in a of every day to appease and worship, and her past at home. The Sisterhood polygamous marriage in which everyone devoid of human skin-on-skin contact, of the Rose convent is particularly is HIV-positive, who’s trying to protect devoid of a life outside of worship, this strict; devotees are expected to punish her baby from being born with HIV/AIDS. shift in the church was life changing. No themselves for their misgivings as well She also made a short called Engram longer were they closer to God than any as take any abuse handed down to them about memory and loss. Between Patty other Sunday-mass-attending Catholic. from the Reverend Mother. It’s intense Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, Greta Gerwig’s They were essentially stripped of all and brutal but so grounded in reality Lady Bird, Sofia Coppola’s Beguiled privilege from the church, even told their that you know it isn’t made-up horror to remake, and Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit, defining dress and habit was no longer spice things up on the big screen. Vatican this has been a very good year for female necessary. While the new sisters are busy II promises to upend the world Reverend directors. Novitiate gives its actors plenty worrying about whether their devotion is Mother has lived in for the last 40 years, to do. Dianna Agron as the kind-hearted good enough, their teachers and mentors never once stepping off the grounds of the Sister Mary Grace is also a standout are thrown into a crisis of faith. I really convent. The film opens with an unknown here. Like Cathleen, she joined the nuns enjoyed the tricky mother-daughter dance nun pleading with God to not abandon between Cathleen and Nora. As Cathleen young, and her crisis of faith is sort of her, and by the end of the film, who that pulls deeper in the church and away from a harbinger for Cathleen beginning to nun was is clear. While Cathleen is the her mother, Nora is desperate to cling to question her path. I especially liked center of the story, the performance any piece of her she can. The church is a how the film ends. It sort of lets viewers that had me in rapt attention was Leo line in the sand between them, literally imprint their own wishes for Cathleen as Reverend Mother. She scared and putting bars between them during on the proceedings. This has been a intrigued me, expecting nothing less than particularly good year for films, and visiting hours. All in all, Novitiate is a complete devotion from her flock as well fascinating look at a time in history that Novitiate is definitely one of my favorites. as a steadfast dedication to her life’s work. Anna It’s crazy to think of the real-life I knew nothing about. I found the inner Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t want to workings of the convent to be fascinating, women who went through the reforms of and even as a decidedly non-religious spend a day with the woman, she scares Vatican II. I certainly see the merit in it person, the rises and falls of faith these me to death, but it certainly did make for from the church’s side. After all, a priest women go through is relatable and heartan interesting character portrayal. speaking in English and facing toward rending. I won’t be surprised to see this Glen This writer-director is definitely one you is a lot more approachable than one film on the Oscars list. ∆ to watch. This film won the Breakthrough speaking in Latin with his back to you. However, for the women who had devoted Director Award at the Sundance Film Split Screen is written by Senior Staff Festival this year, and it’s her first feature their lives from their teen years as Christ’s brides and spent their entire lives Writer Glen Starkey and his wife, Anna. length fictional film. She also made a Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. at their convent, working every moment 2010 documentary called The Carrier,

Feature at next year’s Academy Awards. It deserves it! (109 min.) —Glen Starkey

DADDY’S HOME What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Sunset Drive In, Bay, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s oldschool, macho dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos. (98 min.) —Paramount Pictures

THE DISASTER ARTIST What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre The real-life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau (James Franco), the man behind what is often referred to as “The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies,” The Room, is brought to life, chronicling the odd film’s troubled development and eventual cult success. (104 min.) —A24

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JANE What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm Jane is a profound and magnificently bare-bones documentary tracking the 50-plus-year career of pioneering British scientist

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REVIEW SCORINg Full pRICE .... It’s worth the price of an evening show MATINEE ........ Save a few bucks, catch an afternoon show RENTAl .......... Rent it STREAMINg.... Wait ’til Netflix has it NOTHINg ........ Don’t waste your time Jane Goodall, the first human to study chimpanzees in the wild, using primarysource footage of her expeditions in Tanzania. Director/producer Brett Morgen splices the never-before-seen footage dating back to the 1960s with present-day commentary from Goodall, and lets the material breathe and speak for itself. The result is a remarkable, poignant window into Goodall’s life, her groundbreaking science, and the at-times disturbing discoveries about the nature of man’s ancestors. The quality of the video documentation in Jane is astonishing. In 1962, when she was a 26-year-old assistant to paleontologist Louis Leakey with no academic degree, Goodall was assigned to go to Africa to observe chimpanzees. Leakey apparently wanted somebody

with an innate passion for animals but no scientific training or biases, as well as “monumental patience.” National Geographic funded the expedition, so they sent a cameraman, Hugo van Lawick, with her. Goodall and Van Lawick would later marry, and he turned out to be a worldclass wildlife videographer. Van Lawick documented Goodall and the chimpanzees with extraordinary intimacy and precision. We watch Goodall slowly but surely gain the trust of the chimp family, and her science on that expedition snowballs into the establishment of the Jane Goodall Institute in Gombe. From there, Morgen takes us through Goodall’s triumphs, her motherhood, her divorce, and the dark times in her research. We learn about chimpanzees and their eerie and beautiful similarities

to humans through her eyes and Van Lawick’s lenses. Morgen doesn’t try to censor or sugarcoat the disturbing aspect of the lives and behaviors of wild animals. We watch chimps die of polio and tear each other apart in violence—a brutal sight but shown because it’s a necessary component of life. And it’s not only chimpanzees that are featured; there’s amazing close-up footage of insects in Gombe, as well as jaw dropping shots from the Serengeti, of lions, zebras, hyenas, you name it. Jane is an incredibly deep and meaningful documentary sitting at the intersection of science, identity, and spirituality. It’s not to be missed. (90 min.) —Peter Johnson MOVIES continued page 48

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BEHIND THE SCENES Take a look at the life of director of The Room Tommy Wiseau (James Franco) in The Disaster Artist.

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JUMANJI

What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Stadium 10 (Amazon Prime Member Showing Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.) When young Alan Parrish discovers a mysterious board game, he doesn’t realize its unimaginable powers, until he is magically transported before the startled eyes of his friend, Sarah, into the untamed jungles of Jumanji! There he remains for 26 years until he is freed from the game’s spell by two unsuspecting children. Now a grown man, Alan (Robin Williams) reunites with Sarah (Bonnie Hunt) and together with Judy (Kirstin Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) tries to outwit the game’s powerful forces in this imaginative adventure that combines breathtaking special effects with

an enchanting mixture of comedy, magic, and thrills. (1995, 104 min.) —Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

JUST GETTING STARTED

What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park Morgan Freeman stars as Duke Diver, the freewheeling manager of the luxury Palm Springs resort, the Villa Capri. Diver may have a mysterious past, but he’s a pro at making sure that life for the high-spirited residents is one big, non-stop party. But the status quo is challenged when ex-military charmer Leo (Tommy Lee Jones) checks in, triggering a competition between Duke and Leo for the top spot of alpha male, as well as for the affections of the newly arrived Suzie (Rene Russo). When Duke’s past suddenly

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Lane), who returns to her hometown (an unnamed city) to give a concert, only to be kidnapped by a gang of bikers led by a hilariously named villain, Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe). It’s up to Tommy (Michael Pare), who is Ellen’s ex-boyfriend and a former solider, to save her from the gang. The crew he assembles to help him out includes a mechanic-cum-getaway driver When? 1984 McCoy (Amy Madigan) and Ellen’s wiseWhat’s it rated? PG talking manager and current boyfriend Where’s it available? Streaming Billy “Big Mouth” Fish (Rick Moranis). Described as an “action fairy tale,” the on Amazon movie combines a rock-a-billy, leatherjacketed street-rumbling 1950s aesthetic ome movies are so bad that with schlocky 1980s action movie machismo. they somehow transcend their The combination is like a peanut butter and un-watchability, inexplicably sucking pickled herring sandwich, so strange that you into the eye of the delightful you just can’t help but wonder what it would hurricane of its own awfulness—a taste like if you dared to take a bite. proverbial car wreck that you just can’t The acting is comically hammy and stop looking at. overwrought despite the presence of One of the most well-known examples stars like Dafoe, Moranis, Bill Paxton, that comes to mind is Tommy Wiseau’s and Ed Begley Jr. The movie’s scenes operatically awful The Room, which has lurch from gunfights, car chases, and since become a massive cult classic and explosions to cheesy 1980s rock-music even spawned a big budget Hollywood numbers and back again. Like The Room, movie starring James Franco. But while you can’t help but be drawn into its The Room is currently hogging all the “so weirdness, all the while knowing that bad it’s good” glory lately, I humbly submit literally anything else you could be doing a lesser known clunker, the 1984 movie instead of watching it would be a more Streets of Fire, which can easily stand toe- productive use of your precious and to-toe with Wausau’s masterpiece as a bad limited time on this earth. film that you simply can’t stop watching. But don’t feel too bad if you, like me, Streets of Fire the bizarre story of a were sucked into to the glorious train female rock star named Ellen Aim (Diane wreck that is Streets of Fire. Like scarfing

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catches up with him, the rivals put aside their differences and the two men reluctantly team up to stop whoever is trying to kill Duke, and also save the Villa Capri. (91 min.) —Broad Green Pictures

JUSTICE LEAGUE

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Rental Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) directs this ensemble super hero flick featuring Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Batman (Ben Affleck), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), who must save the world from Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) and his army of Parademons, all

down a deep-fried Twinkie at the county fair, the guilt of doing something you know is a little bad for you only makes the experience more fun. (93 min.) Δ —Chris McGuinness PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES

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BETTER WATCH OUT What’s it rated? R Should I rent it? Probably

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HOT MESS EXPRESS 1984’s Streets of Fire is yet another example of a movie so bad you can’t stop watching it.

THE OSIRIS CHILD: SCIENCE FICTION VOLUME ONE What’s it rated? Not rated Should I rent it? Maybe

LADY BIRD

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm, Galaxy, Fair Oaks Writer-director Greta Gerwig helms this coming of age story about high schooler Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) over the 2002-03 school year in Sacramento, exploring her difficult relationship with her mother Marion (Laurie Metcalf) and others in her life. I’ve got a mom and two sisters, so I’m well aware that mothers and daughters can have very complicated relationships with one another, and that’s certainly the case here. Marion loves her daughter and wants what’s best for her, but she’s extremely judgmental and frequently unsupportive of Lady Bird. Likewise, Lady Bird loves her mother but feels completely misunderstood, and she’s abrasively dismissive of her mother and her provincial ideas. One key scene finds them bickering bitterly in a secondhand store while searching for a dress for a dance. One second they’re at each other’s throats and then Marion pulls a dress from the rack and they both swoon over it like they’re not in the midst of an argument. Theirs is a mercurial relationship that turns on a dime, but beneath the acrimony is a deep connection. It’s senior year, and Lady Bird is finding romance with Danny O’Neill (Lucas Hedges) and joining theater with her bestie Julie (Beanie Feldstein), but naturally things go awry and soon Lady Bird is pining over musician and anti-Capitalist Kyle (Timothée Chalamet) and ingratiating herself into the life of the super popular Jenna Walton (Odeya Rush). Gerwig perfectly taps into the floundering, insecure feelings of adolescence, and watching Lady Bird traverse the difficult terrain of this comingof-age story is entertaining, joyous, and ultimately poignant. The acting really does shine here, probably because Gerwig is first and

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foremost an actor herself, having appeared in a lot of wonderful indie films such as Damsels in Distress, Frances Ha, and Maggie’s Plan as well as some bigger films such as Jackie and 20th Century Women. She gets wonderful performances out of her two principals, but I thought Feldstein as Lady Bird’s awkward friend Julie—who’s secretly and hilariously in love with her math teacher Mr. Bruno (Jake McDorman)—was a real stand out. Feldman morphs herself into an awkward wallflower. One of the things the film does well is capture what a weird time high school is. It’s like a bubble of unreality. Insecurities rule the day, and in general high school students have no idea that most of the popular kids have peaked and will grow up to be unhappy losers while the misfits inherit the earth, but as viewers we can see the writing on the wall. Jenna may be pretty and perfect, but she’s destined to be a trapped housewife who’ll forever try to recapture her glory days. Kyle may now be mysterious, edgy, and cool, but he’s a pseudo intellectual who’ll end up a bitter lifelong barista or bookstore clerk who felt life cheated him. Maybe Lady Bird won’t fare much better. Maybe she doesn’t have the aptitude to be an artist or a writer. What the film makes clear is that Lady Bird learns what’s important and learns to be a good human being. That’s pretty much all anyone can hope for. (93 min.) —Glen Starkey

NOVITIATE

What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre See Split Screen.

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Rental Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium10, Park, Galaxy Kenneth Branagh (Dead Again, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Thor, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) directs himself as famed Belgium detective Hercule Poirot, who on a lavish train trip with 13 strangers must solve a murder that could only have been committed by one of his fellow travelers. If you’re familiar with the story, that may work in your favor. If not, the grand reveal

may seem like a cop-out, and it certainly will frustrate the armchair detectives who think they’re solving the case. If you like period mystery dramas, this latest iteration of this oft told tale isn’t terrible, but I didn’t need to see it in the theater. (114 min.) —Glen Starkey

THE STAR

What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? Park A small but brave donkey named Bo (Steven Yeun) yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth (Aidy Bryant), a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave (Keegan-Michael Key), a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told— the first Christmas. (86 min.) —Sony Pictures Animation

THOR: RAGNAROK

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Stadium 10, Downtown Centre, Park, Galaxy Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) directs Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the God of Thunder, who loses his hammer, is imprisoned on the other end of the universe, and finds himself pitted against his former ally The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in a gladiatorial battle. Meanwhile, Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Goddess of Death, is threatening to destroy Thor’s home, Asgard, so he must escape and race against time to protect everything he holds dear. Between Blanchett as Hela and Goldblum as Grandmaster, you’ve got two really entertaining scenery chewing bad guys. Hemsworth’s Thor has an everyman charm. If you were merely to delineate the plot, this film would sound pretty boring, but as a sustained joke about the preposterousness of the Marvel Universe, it’s amazing! (130 min.) —Glen Starkey

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SINGULARITY What’s it rated? PG-13 Should I rent it? Maybe Due for release on Tuesday, Dec. 12

ALL SAINTS

RERELEASED KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE What’s it rated? R Should I rent it? Maybe

THE TRIP TO SPAIN What’s it rated? PG Should I rent it? Probably

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

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while humanity ponders the death of Superman (Henry Cavill). Justice League isn’t a terrible movie, but in an age when superhero stories are finding new and fun ways of telling their stories, this feels like a step backwards. When even Gadot’s luminescence can’t save your dour proceedings, you’ve done something terribly wrong. (120 min.) —Glen Starkey

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What’s it rated? PG Should I rent it? Definitely

What’s it rated? R Should I rent it? Don’t bother

TROUBLE IN PARADISE In Just Getting Started, rivals Duke (Morgan Freeman) and Leo (Tommy Lee Jones) must put aside their differences to save the Villa Capri and Duke’s life.

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm, Stadium 10 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one shape-shifter of a movie. Is it a comedy, tragedy, or quest for vengeance, redemption, and catharsis? Director/writer Martin McDonagh (The Guard) manages to convince you it’s all of the above at different twists and turns in the story. We’re dropped late into the aftermath of mother Mildred Hayes’ (Frances McDormand, Hail, Caesar!, Moonrise Kingdom) grief and pain. Months have gone by since her daughter Angela (Kathryn Newton) was viciously raped and murdered while walking home one night in their small town. Still, local law enforcement has made no arrests and doesn’t even have any suspects. While driving down a forgotten road just outside Ebbing, Mildred gets and idea and proceeds to march into town and pay for three billboards in a row painted red with big black letters that say “Raped while dying,” “And still no arrests?” and “How come, Chief Willoughby?” It’s a move that instantly sets the town aflutter, leading the viewer down several storylines. There’s police chief Bill Willoughby (Woody Harrelson, The Glass Castle, Nanking), who feels targeted by the billboards while he’s simultaneously dealing with life-threatening cancer. And we can’t forget Willoughby’s ne’er-do-well deputy Jason Dixon (Sam Rockwell, Frost/ Nixon, In The Soup), who has a history of allegedly torturing black people but somehow still has the trust of his boss. And there’s the squirmy ad salesman Red (Caleb Landry Jones, Get Out, The Social Network), who surprisingly shows enough gumption to put the billboards up even though he gets flak being (we think) one of

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What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy If you’re the type of person who enjoys those inspirational, feelgood, make-you-laugh-and-cry kind of movies, then you’ll love Wonder. However, if you’re that type of person but also a bit of a nerd, you will love Wonder even more. Wonder is about Auggie Pullman (Jacob Temblay), a 10-year-old science enthusiast who was born with facial deformities. The main storyline focuses on Auggie trying to adjust to attending school for the first time after being homeschooled his entire life, but there are also plots centered around the other characters, such as Auggie’s

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mother (Julia Roberts) trying to finish her dissertation that she put off after Auggie was born. On the surface, this film seems like your typical Oscar bait, with its underdog story and big name actors, (in addition to Roberts, it also features Owen Wilson as Auggie’s father), but there are little details that make Wonder special. For example, there are a lot of references to Auggie’s interests, and while I’m sure anyone would like this movie, I don’t think that one can fully appreciate it if they don’t watch Star Wars or have at least minimal knowledge of what Minecraft is. Unlike most movies of this genre that try to appeal to as wide of an audience as possible, Wonder doesn’t shy away from pandering to a slightly more niche crowd. That being said, even if you aren’t a geek like Auggie, chances are there will still be at least one character in this film that you’ll identify with. Auggie’s older sister, Via (Izabela Vidovic), is particularly phenomenal, always loving and supporting Auggie despite the fact that she is dealing with problems of her own, and often feeling alone in those problems since her parents tend to put Auggie’s needs before hers. Even the antagonists in this movie are given depth—for a second there, I actually felt sorry for cruel, rich boy Julian (Bryce Gheisar) once the audience meets his parents. Even if cheesy underdog stories aren’t your usual cup of tea, I still strongly encourage you to give Wonder a chance. It has more personality to it than most other films of this type, and Auggie isn’t even the character in the spotlight 100 percent of the time. It has certain humor and charm that gives it just a touch of uniqueness, and I have a hard time coming up with reasons why anyone wouldn’t like this movie. (113 min.) Δ —Katrina Borges New Times movie reviews were compiled by Arts Editor Ryah Cooley and others. You can contact her at rcooley@ newtimesslo.com.

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the few gay people in town. Meanwhile, the doe-eyed used car salesman James (Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones) makes not so subtle passes at Mildred after she gives an interview on TV. At home, not everyone is on board with Mildred’s bold move. Her teen son, Robbie (Lucas Hedges, Manchester By The Sea), is thrown further into depression by the memories the billboards drag up of his sister. And things get downright violent between Mildred and her abusive ex-husband, Charlie (John Hawkes, Lincoln). The writing is impeccably sharp, with searing lines thrown in at the most emotionally potent moments, and yet, there are so many laugh-out-loud moments, too, in this film that deals rather heavily in anger and sorrow. The acting is superb, particularly performances from McDormand, who plays Mildred as hardened and determined to find justice, and Harrelson as the seemingly hick police chief creates so much nuance and depth for his character. And yet, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri requires being OK with swallowing a hefty dose of imaginative realism. We’re dealing with very real problems, but this is a world where the consequences for, say, throwing someone out a window or committing arson don’t really line up with reality at all. (115 min.) —Ryah Cooley

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t’s Friday, Dec. 1, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—probably because a bunch of awesome holiday floats, marching bands, and peoplepowered vehicles bedecked with colored lights are streaming down Higuera Street for the 42nd annual Holiday Parade. Downtown SLO is packed to the gills! My wife, Anna, and I took a Lyft downtown knowing parking would be at a premium, but this is ridiculous! There’s nary a parking spot to be seen. Of course, the streets have been blocked off since 4:30 p.m. and chairs line Higuera Street. We meet our friend Rakesha Elliot at McCarthy’s Irish Pub for a pre-parade drink, and then we make our way to Mother’s Tavern, where Patty Kirby; his wife, Sarah; and their wee daughter, Veda, have set up chairs on the street. This is a real hometown affair, and almost immediately we see our friend Kathy Richard in a green elf outfit on skates pushing her two kids in a double-stroller festooned with Christmas lights. It’s the same stroller I see her running with almost daily, and on skates it moves even faster as she travels in circles down Higuera. Kathy pulls up as Veda walks over to say hi and gets a cookie Kathy is handing out. Score! Veda bounces up and down as she eats her

@getoutslo cookie, waving a lighted wand her parents bought from a street vendor. Suddenly a group of young martial artists in bright white Karategis walk by, and I can’t help but yell, “Cobra Kai! Sweep the leg!” and “Here, power, whole body, one inch!” What can I say? I love The Karate Kid. Soon youth percussion group the Bucket Busters comes thumping down Higuera on a trailer pulled by the Music Motive van. About 10 of them play plastic buckets in perfect time as the crowd nods along. This year’s theme is Holiday Hoedown, and my favorite entry is a little boy on a mechanical horse that, as he bounces up and down, scoots forward about a foot at a time. It looks like a lot of work, and even though we’re just a couple of blocks from the end of the nine-block parade route and he’s been bouncing forever, the little cowboy is still riding his steed like

it’s fresh out of the stable. Sure, there are bigger and more elaborate floats, but this little kid is the epitome of what this parade is all about—friends and neighbors cheering each other on as we all get into the holiday spirit. Soon the Cal Poly Marching Band comes strutting down the street, and the brass section stops right in front of us as the tuba players busts out some sweet dance moves, the big bells of their horns surrounded by white Christmas lights. So awesome! Then a large flatbed trailer towed by a big-rig rolls by with dozens of Future Farmers of America (FFA) kids in Western wear riding along and dancing to country Christmas music. A lighted Christmas tree stands tall in the center of the flatbed. They’re followed by the ladies of Central Coast Roller Derby. These gals can skate circles around me!

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“I’ve always wanted to do that,” Rakesha squeals. “It looks like so much fun.” Here come a bunch of people on unicycles, their wheels all lit up. That also looks like fun! Then comes slapstick stuntmen Mark Wilder and VonJon from the juggling and acrobatic squad Something Ridiculous on really tall unicycles! They pause their bikes, face each other, and juggle glowing batons between them as the crowd erupts in cheers! Eventually classic carolers, Parade Marshall Bob Douglass, and even Santa Claus cruise by the crowd, estimated to be upwards of 10,000 people. It’s official! I’m in the spirit! Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, cheery holiday! God bless us, everyone! Δ Glen Starkey is New Times’ senior staff writer. Contact him at gstarkey@ newtimesslo.com.

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ip off that bonnet, set fire to the crochet doilies, and for the love of all things holy, chuck those prim watercress finger sandwiches out the window (no one ever eats them anyway). Teatime is about to get extreme! Whitney Taylor is breathing fresh life into the concept. In other words: English Breakfast ain’t just for grandma anymore. “I’ve always loved English Breakfast,” Taylor says. “But you can go with so many different options for a tea service —herbal, chai.” The Atascadero tea fiend is owner of Cup and Carriage, which brings the tea party—including vintage cups, saucers, teapot, teapot cozy, and tiered stand brimming with scones—to you. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in your living room, a friend’s backyard, or your kid’s precariously perched tree house. Taylor can and will make it happen. She’s pretty stringent when it comes to tea, just not in the way you’d expect. “Hey, if you don’t like tea, you can have a whiskey ‘tea party’; I won’t judge,” Taylor says with a laugh. “This isn’t about ‘back straight, pinkies up.’ A tea party should be a fun, laid-back experience.” If the idea of booze at a tea party blows your mind, I’m with you. Thankfully, Taylor was happy to educate me on the fanciful, time-honored “Royale Tea,” which includes champagne to start and sherry at the end. “It’s not unlike brunch, where you’d enjoy a mimosa and coffee,” the guru explains. “Really, I prefer to let the client’s imagination guide my process. Whatever they prefer—gluten-free sweets, vegan scones, or a traditional service, I can do it.” But before we buck hundreds of years of tradition, we should probably get to know the historical standards of the tea world, no? I’ll admit, I have never actually sat down to tea, and I’ve been to London a few times. Plus, I love to wear frilly hats! A quick scroll through an abbreviated teatime compendium inspired some very real pangs of regret in my gut. There is “Cream Tea,” a simple service with scones, clotted cream, marmalade, or lemon curd; “Elevensies” is akin to the American coffee break but with a way cuter name; “Afternoon Tea,” which is what we all imagine a “proper” British tea to be (served between 2 and 4 p.m. with crustless sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, curd, and two to three sweets); and “Low Tea,” where guests are seated in low armchairs with low side tables on which to place their fancy cups and saucers. Don’t ask me why the emphasis on being low to the ground. Perhaps to avoid the bad humors wafting about in the air? As it turns out, there are more English teatimes than there are American latte flavors. Like what, you ask? “Celebration

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Tea,” served with a special cake and other sweets; and—of course—the famous “High Tea” is served with a meal and enjoyed later in the afternoon or early evening. A quick look through Instagram’s myriad “lifestyle bloggers” will turn up all kinds of vintage teaware. Although Taylor is all for mismatched eras among the same service, she does have one rule. I mean, c’mon. The tea lady is allowed one “stuffy rule.” FLAVOR continued page 55

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“Please, don’t mismatch your teacup and the saucer,” she said. “That drives me completely crazy.” Taylor fell into her own tea wonderland many years ago. While her husband went to school in Ohio, Taylor found herself antiquing more and more. She felt like Alice in wonderland. A ’50s era tea set given to her as a child by her mother had sparked a bit of interest, but it wasn’t until she arrived in flat, non-earthquake prone Ohio—with its well preserved antique cups, saucers, and teapots—that Taylor begun to collect like crazy. “I didn’t know anyone around, and I love tea and antiquing, so I started ‘going around,’ as my family calls it. That just means, ‘I’ve gone treasure hunting.’” When the couple returned to the Central Coast last year, Taylor had filled an entire truck with teacup treasures— many harvested from quiet and sturdy Midwestern basements. She’s got bone china and Victorian relics and tea cozies (you know, the sweaters that wrap around the teapot to keep it warm). The collector especially adores Art Deco pieces, which drip with drama and pomp. “Amazingly, not one piece of my collection broke on the way back home,” she says of that Great Teaware Migration. “I ended up doing a baby shower for a friend who wanted a tea party out here. From there, I got to thinking about turning my obsession into a business.” Whether you’re hosting a bridal party, kid’s party, or just a humble get-together, Taylor says there’s something special about gathering around a warm cup. “It’s an amazing way to gather together, both guys and girls,” she said So many so-called antiquated traditions—garden parties, dances—have the ability to bring warmth and human connection into our tech-driven lives. “Guys, gals, whoever,” Taylor said. “Tea parties are for everyone. It’s all about gathering together.” ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain thinks booze and tea go together like a horse and carriage. Send comments to hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

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A warm bed, a hot cup, a bright smile: This is true hospitality. Cambria’s annual nod to this fine and fuzzy feeling kicks off Dec. 7 in the village, where a trolley will roll down jolly Main Street. Oh yes, and that is totally Santa checking out the local art galleries and wine tasting rooms (these days, he prefers marssane to milk). Consider this annual event as Cambria’s warmest “thank you” from local businesses to you—restaurants chief among the merry group. First act of Hospitality Night? Order up a big thick slice of olallieberry pie at Linn’s Fruit Barn. Next? Well, that’s up to you. The village is your wonderland. Hospitality Night in Cambria runs Dec. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free to all. For more information, go to cambriachamber.org. ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain is feeling the hospitality. She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

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Bellylicious The way it crumbles: Did you miss National Cookie Day, Dec. 4? Don’t let that stop you. My top pick: Cowboy Cookie in Downtown SLO. Get the chocolate chip cookie sandwich with oatmeal ice cream in the middle. It’s like grandma’s love, only sweeter and with less off-putting social commentary (cowboycookie.net) … There’s a new taco joint in town, and it’s “a Leonard Cohan Production!” Yep, the Renaissance man has opened shop in the SLO Creamery, which is absolutely doing business during the ongoing construction. You can expect house infused margaritas, fresh papaya salads, and (duh) tacos ranging from al pastor to carne asada (follow the journey on Instagram for pics from construction to opening day @laesquina_taqueria).

KicK BacK Break time: Do you work in the wine or food industry? Have you been to Baywood’s own Blue Heron yet? Well, you might want to swing by on any given Monday, when industry night brings out the best bottles alongside fresh seafood and seasonal mushrooms galore! (blueheronbaywood.com) Plus, it’s always fun to have a drink next door at the Merrimaker, which is literally the image that pops up if you look up “dive bar” on Wikipedia. It’s true. Try it! … Looking for an escape from the holiday buzz? Aren’t we all? Get your buzz on at Full Moon Wine Bar in Cayucos, where a cranberry mimosa is calling your name and an ocean view awaits (fullmoontastingroom.com)! ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain played her first local musical performance at The Merrimaker, where drinks are strong and the locals are soft-hearted. She can be reached at hthomas@newtimeslo.com.

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FILE NO. 2017-2555 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/17/1987) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CARLA’S COUNTRY KITCHEN, 213 Beach St. Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo

County. Carla’s Country Kitchen Inc.(213 Beach St. Morro Bay, CA 93442) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/ Carla’s Country Kitchen, Inc. Carla Wixom, Pres. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-24-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 10-24-22. Nov. 9, 16, 23 & 30 & Dec. 7 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2564 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/25/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PACIFIC PROPERTIES HOME ESTATE INVESTMENT, CENTRAL COAST MANAGEMENT GROUP, 1111 Riverside Ave

FILE NO. 2017-2646 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/28/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: 4900 DEL RIO PARTNERSHIP, 4900 San Benito Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Marilyn Sibbach(4900 San Benito Road, Atascadero, CA 93422), John Rogers(4850 Dolores Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422), Paul Rogers(9368 Riberena, Atascadero, CA 93422), James Rogers(764 Longhorn Court, Paso Robles, CA 93446) and Bill Rogers(1220 North Wahsatch Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Marilyn Sibbach, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-03-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. McCormick. 11-03-22. Nov. 9, 16, 23 & 30 & Dec. 7 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2628 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: REFINED INTERIOR SOLUTIONS, INC. 3388 Broad Street A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Refined Interior Solutions, Inc. (3388 Broad Street A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA.This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Refined Interior Solutions, Inc. Nancy KendrickSecretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-01-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 11-01-22. Nov. 16, 23, 30 & Dec. 7 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2654 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/03/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BE PRESENT, 141 Leeward Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Lisa Marie Dietz(141 Leeward Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Lisa Marie Dietz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-03-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 11-03-22. Nov. 16, 23, 30 & Dec. 7 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2657 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/11/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HLSTUDIO, 2860 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Hilary Lynn Saner(2860 Atascadero Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442).This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Hilary Lynn Saner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 11-06-22. Nov. 16, 23, 30 & Dec. 7 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2661 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE ESSENTIAL COMPANY, 5705 Dolores Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422 . San Luis Obispo County. Jamie Turrey(5705 Dolores Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422) CA. This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Jamie Turrey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 11-06-22. Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2666 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/15/2017) 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.(815 Brazos St. Ste. 900, Austin, TX 78701) DE. This business is conducted by a DE Corporation./s/imgRx SLO, Inc. Kevin Rew, General Counsel & COO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 11-06-22. Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2672 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SBS, 275 Marquita Avenue, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. San Benito Supply(1060 Nash Road, Hollister, CA 95023) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/San Benito Supply, Mark Schipper, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 11-06-22. Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2678 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TRUE NATIVE MEDIA, 2250 Hemlock Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Heather Osgood(2250 Hemlock Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442).This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Heather Osgood, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-07-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 11-07-22. Nov. 16, 23, 30 & Dec. 7 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2679 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/07/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SYSTEMS SUPPORT AGENCY, 1564 15th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Daniel Martin(1564 15th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Daniel Martin, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-07-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 11-07-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2680 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HUMBL, 3591 Sacramento Drive, Suite 104, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Cory O’Keefe(615 Eman Ct., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420).This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Cory O’Keef. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-07-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 11-07-22. Nov. 16, 23, 30 & Dec. 7 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2687 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/05/2006) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SAN LUIS OBISPO CHIROPRACTIC CENTER, 2066 Chorro St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Erin Parsons(2066 Chorro St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Erin Parsons. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-08-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 11-08-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2689 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as: Y. HAYASHI AND SONS, 2460 Gracia Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Haruo Hayashi(2460 Gracia Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420).This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Alan Hayashi, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-08-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 11-08-22. Nov. 16, 23, 30 & Dec. 7 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2702 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/09/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SEVEN SEEDS & BULBS, 13425 Santa Rita Rd, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Chris Haggie(13425 Santa Rita Rd, Cayucos, CA 93430) CA. This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Chris Haggie, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-09-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 11-09-22. Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2705 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/09/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: A LA MODE, 895 Oak Park Blvd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County.

LegaL Notices JDI America, Inc.(895 Oak Park Blvd, Pismo Beach, CA 93449) CA.This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/JDI America, Inc. Dahye Yun, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 1109-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 11-09-22. Nov. 16, 23, 30 & Dec. 7 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2706 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/09/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: 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 B. Gonzalez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-09-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 11-09-22. Nov. 16, 23, 30 & Dec. 7 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2707 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/12/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: JAR OF LABELS, 105 Mustang Dr, Apt. 109, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Josie Li(105 Mustang Dr, Apt. 109, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Josie Li. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 11-13-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2708 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GARY’S METALWORKS, 4901 Sparrow Hawk Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Gary Ellis Newby(4901 Sparrow Hawk Lane, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Gary Newby. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 11-13-22. Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2711 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/13/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE MEADOW, 691 Lincoln St, Apt. C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Serena Jade Ames(691 Lincoln St, Apt. C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Serena Jade Ames. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 11-13-22. Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2718 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/11/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: NORTH WINDS FARM, 1559 10th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Adam Arlan Kirchner(1559 10th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Adam Kirchner, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-13-22. Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2719 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CAMPING 101, 1185 Monaco Ct, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. William Lawrence Miller(1185 Monaco Ct, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ William L. Miller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 11-13-22. Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2721 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/13/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ACCUBOOKS TAX, 1067 Ash St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Elizabeth O’Donnell(859 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Elizabeth O’Donnell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 11-13-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2731 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/15/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST CONNECTION, 1951 Devaul Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Central California Connection(1951 Devaul Ranch Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Central California Connection, Kent Smith, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 1113-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2733 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/13/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KINDRED A BEAUTY COLLECTIVE, 310 Front St, Suite B&C, Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. Brooklynn Desiree Truderung(886 Pine View Dr, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420), Amy Elizabeth Maggipinto(1221 Price Street #9, Pismo Beach, CA 93449) and Natalie Rose Spencer(210 East Dana St, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Brooklynn Truderung. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 11-13-22. Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2747 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CORDATE CELLARS, 695 Clarion Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Sarita Bonita LLC(695 Clarion Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Sarita Bonita, LLC. Deron T. Brewer, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 11-14-22. Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2748 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CAL COAST REALTY, 960 Bakersfield St. Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Hessco Products, Inc.(960 Bakersfield St. Pismo Beach, CA 93449) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Hessco Products, Inc. Howard Hess, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-15-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 11-15-22. Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2753 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/15/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BORAH’S AWARDS, 3001 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. San Luis Obispo Signs, Inc.(7955 Valle Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/San Luis Obispo Signs, Inc. Randy Brownell, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-15-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 11-15-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2756 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/15/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GRIZZLY’Z BURGER DEN, 701 W. Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher G. Zaferis(19200 Knapp St. Northridge, CA 91324). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Christopher G Zaferis. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-15-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 11-15-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2760 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/16/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PS HOMES TEAMS, SAN LUIS OBISPO DIV., 2190 Sombrero Dr, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Patrick Edward B. Sparks(2190 Sombrero Dr, Los Osos, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Patrick Sparks. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 11-16-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2761 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/28/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GROVER BOOKS, 1000 La Costa Ct, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Sungil Baang(1000 La Costa Ct, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Sungil Baang, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 11-16-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FILE NO. 2017-2769 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/16/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AFFORDABLE HOME CARE SENIOR SOLUTIONS LLC., 569 Diego Rivera Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Affordable Home Care Senior Solutions, LLC(569 Diego Rivera Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/Affordable Home Care Senior Solutions, LLC. Astrid Meffert, Owner/Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 11-16-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2771 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/15/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RHYS ENTERPRISES, INC., 1820 Circle Ln, Apt. B, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Rhys Enterprises, Inc.(1820 Circle Ln, Apt. B, Cayucos, CA 93430) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Rhys Enterprises, Inc. Tyler Rhys-President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 11-16-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2772 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/16/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GOLD COAST WINDOW WASHING, 1235 7th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Martin Thomas Glenn(1235 7th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Glenn Martin, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-16-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 1116-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2789 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/17/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: K&H ANALYSIS, 2610 El Cerrito, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Eric Kasper(2610 El Cerrito, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Eric Kasper. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-17-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 11-17-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2792 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/09/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR AVILA, 6202 Kestrel Lane, Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. David Marshall Humphreys(6202 Kestrel Lane, Avila Beach, CA 93424) and Sherri Danoff(6667 Twinberry Circle, Avila Beach, CA 93424). This business is conducted by a Unincorporated Association other than a Partnership./s/David M. Humphreys. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 11-20-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FILE NO. 2017-2793 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2000) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PASSIFLORA MOSAICS, 330 N. 10th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Donnell Lyn Pasion and Fred A. Pasion(330 N. 10th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/ Donnell Lyn Pasion. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 11-20-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2796 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ALOHA CHICKS, 157 Mindoro Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442 . San Luis Obispo County. Ke Kai C Kealoha(157 Mindoro Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Ke Kai C Kealoha. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 11-20-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2797 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/25/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CLEVER DUCKS – COMPUTER NETWORK SERVICES, 1313 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. CNSSLO, Inc.(1313 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Amy Kardel, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 11-20-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2804 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE PLANT LADY, 1981 J Street, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. TPL Plantscapes, LLC(1981 J Street, Santa Margarita, CA 93453) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/ TPL Plantscapes, LLC. Samantha Young, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2117. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-21-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2807 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: VAQUERO VINES, 375 Vaquero Road, Templeton, CA 93464. San Luis Obispo County. Steve Nino(375 Vaquero Road, Templeton, CA 93464). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Steve Nino, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-21-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2808 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/26/1992) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CS CATTLE COMPANY, 375 Vaquero Road, Templeton, CA 93464. San Luis Obispo County. Steve Nino(375 Vaquero Road, Templeton, CA 93464). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Steve

LegaL Notices Nino, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-21-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2809 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/17/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BINZ 2 YOU, 542 Rainey Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454. Santa Barbara County. Alex Bein(542 Rainey Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Alex Bein, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-21-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2810 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO HEALTHY VENDING, 436 Gularte Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. EDS Ventures(436 Gularte Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/EDS Ventures, Johann Smit, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 11-21-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2811 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/09/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: REGENESIS 360, 2 James Way, Suite 212, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. CPM, LLC(2 James Way, Suite 212, Pismo Beach, CA 93449) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/CPM, LLC. Christopher Cucchiara-Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-21-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2813 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MCCLURE & CO, 269 Montana Way, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Joseph McClure(269 Montana Way, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Michael McClure. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-21-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2815 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/21/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLOCAL ROOTS FARMS, LLC, 7731 Suey Creek Rd. Santa Maria, CA 93454. San Luis Obispo County. SLOCAL Roots Farms, LLC(7731 Suey Creek Rd. Santa Maria, CA 93454) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/SLOCAL Roots Farms, LLC, Kristen Kordich, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 11-21-22. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

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LegaL Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2823 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/12/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLOFAB, 3653 La Panza Rd, Creston, CA 93432. San Luis Obispo County. Warren William Thomas(3653 La Panza Rd, Creston, CA 93432). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Warren Thomas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-22-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 11-22-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2827 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/17/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ARM ASSOCIATES, 2248 Fresno Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Alan Rex Martyn(2248

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2833 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/20/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RITUAL SPA & AROMATHERAPY BAR, 859 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Jenny Lynn Sebring(859 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Jenny Sebring, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 1127-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2834 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SCOTT REALTY & INVESTMENTS, BRUCE SCOTTY SCOTT, SCOTT REALTY & INVESTMENTS, 465 Tee Crt, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Bruce T. Scott(465 Tee Crt, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Bruce T. Scott. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 11-27-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2841 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/27/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WHOLESOME HEART CHOCOLATE CO., 10145 Atascadero Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Matthew Black (10145 Atascadero Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422) CA. This business is conducted by an Individual /s/ Matthew Black. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-27-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

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LegaL Notices Fresno Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Alex Rex Martyn. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2217. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 11-22-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2830 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/27/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BODY THERAPY BY EUNICE, 1141 Pacific Street, Suite F, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Eunice Young Lee(1886 Loomis Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Eunice Lee, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 11-27-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FILE NO. 2017-2851 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ALC, 182 Rodeo Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Eric E. Wildey(182 Rodeo Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Eric Wildey, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2817. 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. 11-28-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2853 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/13/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO AUTO, 326 Santa Maria Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Olga Borisovna Grego(326 Santa Maria Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Olga Greco. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-28-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 1128-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

LegaL Notices FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2854 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/14/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO AUTO, 861 S. 4th, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Olga Borisovna Grego(326 Santa Maria Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Olga Greco. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-28-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-28-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2855 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/15/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO AUTO, 401 W. Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Olga Borisovna Grego(401 W. Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Olga Greco. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-28-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-28-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2862 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/28/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PALMER ARTWORKS, 646 Lawrence Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Sue A. Palmer(646 Lawrence Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Sue Palmer, Artist in Residence. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2917. 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. 11-29-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2864 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/10/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ALBOL GIFT BASKETS, A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE GIFT BASKETS, 3591 Sacramento Drive, Unit 20, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. ALBOL Gift Baskets, LLC(3591 Sacramento Drive, Unit 20, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/ALBOL Gift Baskets, LLC. Nicole MasulloManager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2917. 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. 11-29-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017


LegaL Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: SUKHJINDER “WILLIE” SINGH CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0401

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: SUKHJINDER “WILLIE” SINGH A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by IKE M. IQBAL in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that IKE M. IQBAL 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 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Richard Weldon 301 E. Main Street Santa Maria, CA 93454 November 23, 30, & December 7, 2017

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: TERRY POPOVICH CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0321

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: TERRY POPOVICH A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by TRENT POPOVICH in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that TRENT POPOVICH be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under

LegaL Notices 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: December 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Patrick Sparks 785 Quintana Rd. PMB 135 Morro Bay, CA 93442 November 23, 30, & December 7, 2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. No. 17-0308-11

NoTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY oF THE INFoRMATIoN IN THIS DoCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件包含 一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨 부 문서에 정보 요약서가 있습 니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFoRMACIÓN DE ESTE DoCUMENTo TALA: MAYRooNG BUoD NG IMPoRMASYoN SA DoKUMENToNG ITo NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY PLEASE NoTE THAT PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(d)(1) THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS REQUIRED TO APPEAR ON THIS DOCUMENT BUT PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE RECORDED OR PUBLISHED AND THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION NEED ONLY BE MAILED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/21/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the

LegaL Notices hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: N. ERIC NAFTCHI Duly Appointed Trustee: The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation Recorded 6/3/2004 as Instrument No. 2004048404 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California, Street Address or other common designation of real property: 984 UPPER LOS BERROS ROAD NIPOMO, CA 93444 A.P.N.: 090-471-006 Date of Sale: 12/18/2017 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $596,149.71, estimated The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-9390772 or visit this Internet Web site www.nationwideposting. com, using the file number assigned to this case 17-0308-11. 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: 11/8/2017 The Wolf Firm, A Law Corporation 2955 Main Street, 2nd Floor Irvine, California 92614 Foreclosure Department (949) 720-9200 Sale Information Only: 916939-0772 www.nationwideposting.com Sindy Clements, Foreclosure Officer PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE WOLF FIRM MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NPP0320289 To: NEW TIMES 11/23/2017, 11/30/2017, 12/07/2017

LegaL Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TITLE ORDER NO. 170031192 TRUSTEE SALE NO. 19774 ACCOUNT NO. CSHOA-153C-153C

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A NOTICE OF DELINQUENT ASSESSMENT DATED 12/10/2012. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 12/14/2017 at 11:00AM, SUNRISE ASSESSMENT SERVICES, as the duly appointed Trustee pursuant to Notice of Delinquent Assessment, Recorded on 12/10/2012, as Instrument # 2012072146 of Official Records in the Office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California, property owned by: ALISON E. FERRARI. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building Located, 1087 Santa Rosa Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408, all right, title and interest under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment in the property situated in said County, describing the land therein: APN: 090-102-018 THIS SALE IS SUBJECT TO A 90 DAY RIGHT OF REDEMPTION. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 153 CLEARWATER LANE, 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, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum due under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment, with interest thereon, as provided in said notice, advances, if any, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee, to-wit: $7,822.50 Estimated. Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The claimant under said Notice of Delinquent Assessment heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as

LegaL Notices a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916) 939-0772, using the file number assigned to this case 19774. 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. NOTICE: THIS COMMUNICATIN IS FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: 11/06/2017 SUNRISE ASSESSMENT SERVICES 11707 Fair Oaks Blvd., Suite 202 Fair Oaks, CA 95628 Sale Information Line: (916) 9390772 or www.nationwideposting. com Tara Campbell, Asst. Vice President NPP0320102 To: NEW TIMES PUB: 11/23/2017, 11/30/2017, 12/07/2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS NO. CA-17-776516JB ORDER NO.: 8709233

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/30/2010. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): WAYNE GARCIA JR A MARRIED MAN, AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 10/1/2010 as Instrument No. 2010048421 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California; Date of Sale: 12/28/2017 at 11:00AM Place of Sale: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, located at 1087 Santa Rosa Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $413,283.39 The purported property address is: 3598 CEDAR COURT, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 004-552-004 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,

LegaL Notices trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com, using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-17-776516-JB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17776516-JB IDSPub #0134305 12/7/2017 12/14/2017 12/21/2017

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-2787 OLD FILE NO. 2013-2126 BORAH’S AWARDS, 3001 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 10-07-2013. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Norton & Norton, Inc.(3001 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business was conducted by a Corporation./s/Norton & Norton, Inc. Maureen Norton, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-17-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By J. Goble, Deputy Clerk. Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-2863 OLD FILE NO. 2016-1854 A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE GIFT BASKETS, ALBOL GIFT BASKETS, 3591 Sacramento Drive, Suite 20, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 08-04-2016. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Nicoel Masullo(3591 Sacramento Drive, Suite 20, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) and Esther Simon(1602 Abaco Dr. J1, Coconut Creek, FL 33066). This business was conducted by a General Partnership./s/Nicole Masullo. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-17-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By D. Chavez, Deputy Clerk. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017

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SUMMARY AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND USE ORDINANCE - TITLE 22 OF THE COUNTY CODE AND TITLE 23 – COASTAL ZONE LAND USE ORDINANCE, RELATING TO CANNABIS ACTIVITIES On November 27, 2017, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution Nos. 2017297 and Ordinance Nos. 3357, 3358 and 3359 wherein it amended the San Luis Obispo Land Use Ordinance - Title 22 of the county code and Title 23 – Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance, relating to cannabis activities by the following roll call to wit: AYES:

Supervisors Chairperson John Peschong, Debbie Arnold, and Lynn Compton

NOES:

Supervisors Adam Hill, and Bruce S. Gibson

ABSENT:

None

ABSTAINING: None The following amendments are proposed in order to establish Cannabis Activities, including Cannabis Cultivation, Cannabis Nurseries, Cannabis Manufacturing, Cannabis Testing Facilities, Cannabis Distribution Facilities, and Cannabis Dispensaries, as allowed land uses (pursuant to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act). The amendments, as contained in Resolution Nos. 2017-297 and 2017-298 and Ordinance Nos. 3357, 3358 and 3359 are summarized as follows: 1.

[Inland] Amendments to Title 22 (Land Use Ordinance) of the County Code, including an addition of a new Chapter 22.40 – Cannabis Activities (including a limitation on the number of cultivation sites and standards for setbacks, odor control, screening, water offsetting, and security). County File Number: LRP2016-00012 Assessor Parcel Number: N/A Supervisorial District: All Date Authorized: December 15, 2015

2.

[Coastal Zone] Amendments to the Local Coastal Plan – Parts I and II of the Coastal Zone Land Use Element, the San Luis Obispo County General Plan; and Title 23 (Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance) of the County Code, including an addition of new Sections 23.08.420–23.08.433 – Cannabis Activities (including a limitation on the number of cultivation sites and standards for setbacks, odor control, screening, water offsetting, and security). County File Number: LRP2016-00013 Assessor Parcel Numbers: N/A Supervisorial District: All Date Authorized: December 15, 2015

Copies of the full text of the above amendments may be purchased at reproduction cost at the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, 1055 Monterey St., Room #D120, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California 93408 or may be viewed online at www. slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Clerk-Recorder/FormsDocuments/County-Code/County-Ordinances-AdoptedBut-Not-Yet-Codified.aspx. DATED: November 28, 2017 TOMMY GONG, COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER By: /s/ Annette Ramirez, Deputy Clerk-Recorder December 7, 2017

CITY OF PISMO BEACH STATE OF CALIFORNIA NOTICE TO BIDDERS

SEALED BIDS will be received at the office of the City Clerk, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, California, until 2:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 4, 2018 as determined by www.time.gov for performing work as follows: DOWNTOWN SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT PROJECT

There will be no Pre-Bid meeting or site walk. Bidders are strongly encouraged to review the existing site conditions prior to bidding. Project Plans and Specifications are available at the Engineering Division office located at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA, 93449. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 per set will be charged. Electronic Plans and Specifications are available via email at no charge. Questions will be accepted in writing up to 72 hours before bid closing by emailing Eric Eldridge at eeldridge@pismobeach.org. Questions regarding bid procedure or other nontechnical questions can be asked by emailing Erin Olsen at eolsen@pismobeach.org or by calling (805) 773-4656. ERICA INDERLIED CITY CLERK November 30 & December 7, 2017

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COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SPECIAL MEETING BRIEF

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017 AT 9:00 AM.

ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

1. Cont’d hearing re regulations for Cannabis Activities: Resolution (Res) 2017-297, amending the SLO Co. General Plan, Land Use Ordinance (LUO) – Title 22, Local Coastal Plan (LCP) – Parts I & II of the Coastal Zone Land Use Element (CZLUE), Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance (CZLUO) – Title 23, & approval of the environmental determination; Ordinance 3357, amending the SLO Co. General Plan, LCP – Parts I & II of the CZLUE, and the CZLU Ordinance – Title 23; Ordinance 3358, amending the LUO – Title 22; Ordinance 3359, amending the SLO Co General Plan, LCP Parts I & II of the CZLUE, and the CZLUO – Title 23 & Res. 2017-298, directing staff re: the temporary abeyance of enforcement actions against approved registrants under Ordinance 3334 on specified conditions, adopted as amended.

LegaL Notices NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the Pismo Beach City Council will hold public hearings at City Hall, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach California in the Council Chamber for the following purpose: PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA: 1 - Address: Citywide Applicant: City of Pismo Beach Description: To receive community input, requests, and recommendations for use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. These funds are intended to assist persons and families of lower income in the provision or improvement of low-income housing and community services. Total funding available to the City of Pismo Beach will be determined in spring 2018 by the State Department of Housing and Community Development; approximately $31,258 in funding is anticipated. No more than 20% of the funds may be used for program administration by the County and City. This grant application project is exempt from environmental review. 2 - Address: Citywide Applicant: City of Pismo Beach Description: This public hearing is being held in accordance with Government Code Section 6586.5, at which time it will consider public testimony concerning the possible sale and issuance of certain lease revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $4,061,917 (the “Bonds”) by the Pismo Beach Public Financing Agency (the “Agency”) in order to finance the construction and installation of fully-integrated solar photovoltaic generation and storage facilities at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and fully-integrated solar photovoltaic generation facilities at the Police Department building. Lease payments securing the Bonds will be payable from the City’s General Fund, subject to abatement as set forth in the lease agreement by and between the Agency and the City.

2. Closed Session: Anticipated Litigation: No of potential cases: 3. Significant exposure to litigation: No of potential cases: 3. Existing litigation: PG&E’s 2017 General Rate Case A: 15-09-001; Application Filed by PG&E for Retirement of Diablo Canyon Power Plant A: 16-08-006; PG&E’s 2015 Nuclear Decommissioning Cost Triennial Proceeding, A-16-03-006; Friends of Oceano Dunes Inc. v. CA Coastal Commission, et al. Conference w/ Labor Negotiator, T. Douglas-Schatz, re: SLOGAU; SLOCEA-T&C; DCCA; Sheriffs’ Mgmt; SLOCPPOA; DSA; DAIA; SLOCPMPOA; SLOCEA–PSSC; Unrepresented Mgmt & Confidential Employees; ASLOCDS. Personnel re: Employee Performance Evaluation for the Position of Co. Health Agency Director. Report out. Open Session.

You have a right to comment on these projects and their effect on our community. Interested persons are invited to appear at the hearing or otherwise express their views and opinions regarding the proposed projects. An opportunity will be presented at the hearing for verbal comments. Written comments are also welcomed at the hearing or prior to the hearing. Written comments prepared prior to the hearing may be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office by mail or hand-delivery at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, by fax at (805) 773-7006, or by email at einderlied@pismobeach.org. Staff reports, plans and other information related to these projects are available for public review at the City Clerk’s Office, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA. The meeting agenda and staff reports will be available no later than the Thursday before the meeting and may be obtained at City Hall or by visiting www.pismobeach.org. The Council meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20 and streamed on the City’s website.

3. Cont’d hearing re: business licensure & regulation of Cannabis Businesses: Ordinance 3360, amending Chapter 6.08 & adding Chapter 6.90, adopted.

PLEASE NOTE:

Meeting Adjourned.

If you challenge the action taken on these items in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Pismo Beach at, or prior to, the public hearing.

Tommy Gong County Clerk-Recorder and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

Further information on the above items may be obtained from or viewed at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, or by telephone at (805) 7734657, or by emailing Erica Inderlied, City Clerk, at einderlied@pismobeach.org.

By: /s/ Annette Ramirez, Deputy Clerk

Erica Inderlied, City Clerk December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017

SUMMARY

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTERS 6.08 AND 6.90 OF THE SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY CODE RELATING TO BUSINESS LICENSURE AND REGULATION OF CANNABIS BUSINESSES On Monday, November 27, 2017, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance No. 3360, wherein it amended Title 6 (Business Licenses and Regulations) of the County of San Luis Obispo County Code in order to allow for licensing of cannabis businesses in the unincorporated areas of the County by the following roll call to wit: AYES:

Supervisors Bruce S. Gibson, Adam Hill, Lynn Compton, Debbie Arnold and Chairperson John Peschong

NOES:

None

ABSENT:

None

ABSTAINING: None The following amendments contained in Ordinance No. 3360 are summarized as follows: • Establishes consistency with proposed land use regulations of cannabis activity (Titles 22 and 23 of county code) • Describes procedures for the application process for county business licenses and the required review • Lists specific prerequisites for the issuance of a county business license for cannabis cultivation, including review by the County Agricultural Commissioner and the Central Coast Regional Water Control Board Copies of the full text of the above amendments may be purchased at reproduction cost at the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, 1055 Monterey St., Room #D120, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California 93408 or may be viewed online at www. slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Clerk-Recorder/FormsDocuments/County-Code/County-Ordinances-AdoptedBut-Not-Yet-Codified. Dated: November 28, 2017 TOMMY GONG County Clerk-Recorder and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors By: Annette Ramirez, Deputy Clerk

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SUMMARY

AMENDMENTS TO THE LAND USE ORDINANCE - TITLE 22 OF THE COUNTY CODE AND TITLE 23 – COASTAL ZONE LAND USE ORDINANCE, RELATING TO CANNABIS ACTIVITIES On November 27, 2017, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution Nos. 2017-297 and Ordinance Nos. 3357, 3358 and 3359 wherein it amended the San Luis Obispo Land Use Ordinance - Title 22 of the county code and Title 23 – Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance, relating to cannabis activities by the following roll call to wit: AYES: NOES: ABSENT: ABSTAINING:

Supervisors Chairperson John Peschong, Debbie Arnold, and Lynn Compton Supervisors Adam Hill, and Bruce S. Gibson None None

The following amendments are proposed in order to establish Cannabis Activities, including Cannabis Cultivation, Cannabis Nurseries, Cannabis Manufacturing, Cannabis Testing Facilities, Cannabis Distribution Facilities, and Cannabis Dispensaries, as allowed land uses (pursuant to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act). The amendments, as contained in Resolution Nos. 2017-297 and 2017-298 and Ordinance Nos. 3357, 3358 and 3359 are summarized as follows: 1.

[Inland] Amendments to Title 22 (Land Use Ordinance) of the County Code, including an addition of a new Chapter 22.40 – Cannabis Activities (including a limitation on the number of cultivation sites and standards for setbacks, odor control, screening, water offsetting, and security). County File Number: LRP2016-00012 Supervisorial District: All

2.

Assessor Parcel Number: N/A Date Authorized: December 15, 2015

[Coastal Zone] Amendments to the Local Coastal Plan – Parts I and II of the Coastal Zone Land Use Element, the San Luis Obispo County General Plan; and Title 23 (Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance) of the County Code, including an addition of new Sections 23.08.420–23.08.433 – Cannabis Activities (including a limitation on the number of cultivation sites and standards for setbacks, odor control, screening, water offsetting, and security). County File Number: LRP2016-00013 Supervisorial District: All

Assessor Parcel Numbers: N/A Date Authorized: December 15, 2015

Copies of the full text of the above amendments may be purchased at reproduction cost at the San Luis Obispo County ClerkRecorder’s Office, 1055 Monterey St., Room #D120, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California 93408 or may be viewed online at www.slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/Clerk-Recorder/Forms-Documents/County-Code/County-OrdinancesAdopted-But-Not-Yet-Codified.aspx. DATED: November 28, 2017 TOMMY GONG, COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER By: /s/ Annette Ramirez, Deputy Clerk-Recorder December 7, 2017

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NOTICE SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): CODY E. LESTER, AN INDIVIDUAL; TAMARA A. MCGINTY, 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: 17LC0519

Notice! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond in 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIOS despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una repuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted puede usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formuleriors de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su repuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte la podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requistas legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Pu-

LegaL Notices ede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar ias cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo ao una consesion de artitraje en un caso dce derecho civll. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NUMBER: 17LC-0519 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1035 PALM STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y 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 Date: 07-11-2017 By: /s/ Michael Powell, Clerk /s/, K. Martin, Deputy Clerk, November 30, December 7, 14, & 21, 2017

ORDER TO ShOW CAUSE FOR ChANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CV-0613

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Tiffany Crawford for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Matthew Alexander Navarette PROPOSED NAME: Matthew Alexander Crawford 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: 12/27/2017, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. 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 13, 2017 /s/: Charles S. Crandall of the Superior Court Nov. 23, 30 & Dec. 7, 14 2017

ORDER TO ShOW CAUSE FOR ChANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CV-0623

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Sharlene Vanderlipe Lucina and Brett Cary Block for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Sharlene Vanderlipe Lucina, Brett Cary Block PROPOSED NAME: Sharlene Vanderblock, Brett Vanderblock 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: 01/03/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. 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 20, 2017 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera of the Superior Court Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017


ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CVP-0322

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Dillon Louis Sanderson for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Dillon Louis Sanderson PROPOSED NAME: Dillon Louis Vaca 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: 01/02/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times

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Date: November 20, 2017 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera of the Superior Court Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14, 21 2017

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-2688 OLD FILE NO. 2012-2635 WILD WEST SHEPHERDS, 1495 Eucalyptus Road, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 11-14-2012. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Elaine A. Boyce and John E. Boyce(1495 Eucalyptus Road, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business was conducted by a Married Couple./s/Elaine Ann Boyce. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-08-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By N. Balseiro, Deputy Clerk. Nov. 16, 23, 30 & Dec. 7 2017

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may get richer quicker in 2018, Aries—especially if you refuse to sell out. You may accumulate more clout—especially if you treat everyone as your equal and always wield your power responsibly. I bet you will also experience deeper, richer emotions—especially if you avoid people who have low levels of emotional intelligence. Finally, I predict you will get the best sex of your life in the next 12 months—especially if you cultivate the kind of peace of mind in which you’ll feel fine about yourself if you don’t get any sex at all. P.S.: You’d be wise to start working on these projects immediately. (April 20-May 20): The members of the fungus family, like mushrooms and molds, lack chlorophyll, so they can’t make food from sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide. To get the energy they need, they “eat” plants. That’s lucky for us. The fungi keep the earth fresh. Without them to decompose fallen leaves, piles of compost would continue to accumulate forever. Some forests would be so choked with dead matter that they couldn’t thrive. I invite you to take your inspiration from the heroic fungi, Taurus. Expedite the decay and dissolution of the worn-out and obsolete parts of your life.

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promises to yourself. They were formulated by the teacher Shannen Davis. Say them aloud a few times to get a feel for them. 1. “I will make myself eminently teachable through the cultivation of openness and humility.” 2. “I won’t wait around hoping that people will give me what I can give myself.” 3. “I’ll be a good sport about the consequences of my actions, whether they’re good, bad, or misunderstood.” 4. “As I walk out of a room where there are many people who know me, I won’t worry about what anyone will say about me.” 5. “I will only pray for the things I’m willing to be the answer to.”

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): To discuss a problem is not the same as doing something practical to correct it. Many people don’t seem to realize this. They devote a great deal of energy to describing and analyzing their difficulties, and may even imagine possible solutions, but then neglect to follow through. And so nothing changes. The sad or bad situation persists. Of all the signs in the zodiac, you Scorpios are among the least prone to this disability. You specialize in taking action to fulfill your proposed fixes. Just this once, however, I urge you to engage in more inquiry and conversation than usual. Just talking about the problem could cure it.

GEMINI

SAGITTARIUS

(May 21-June 20): I’m guessing you have been hungrier than usual. At times you may have felt voracious, even insatiable. What’s going on? I don’t think this intense yearning is simply about food, although it’s possible your body is trying to compensate for a nutritional deficiency. At the very least, you’re also experiencing a heightened desire to be understood and appreciated. You may be aching for a particular quality of love that you haven’t been able to give or get. Here’s my theory: Your soul is famished for experiences that your ego doesn’t sufficiently value or seek out. If I’m correct, you should meditate on what your soul craves but isn’t getting enough of.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): As far back as ancient Egypt, Rome, and Greece, people staged ceremonies to mark the embarkation of a new ship. The intention was to bestow a blessing for the maiden voyage and ever thereafter. Good luck! Safe travels! Beginning in 18th-century Britain and America, such rituals often featured the smashing of a wine bottle on the ship’s bow. Later, a glass container of champagne became standard. In accordance with the current astrological indicators, I suggest that you come up with your own version of this celebratory gesture. It will soon be time for your launch.

CANCER

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may feel quite sure that you’ve gotten as tall as you’re ever going to be. But that may not be true. If you were ever going to add another half-inch or more to your height, the near future would be the time for it. You are in the midst of what we in the consciousness industry call a “growth spurt.” The blooming and ripening could occur in other ways, as well. Your hair and fingernails may become longer faster than usual, and even your breasts or penis might undergo spontaneous augmentation. There’s no doubt that new brain cells will propagate at a higher rate, and so will the white blood cells that guard your physical health. Four weeks from now, I bet you’ll be noticeably smarter, wiser, and more robust.

LEO

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(June 21-July 22): The brightly colored birds known as bee-eaters are especially fond of eating bees and wasps. How do they avoid getting stung? They snatch their prey in mid-air and then knock them repeatedly against a tree branch until the stinger falls off and the venom is flushed out. In the coming weeks, Cancerian, you could perhaps draw inspiration from the bee-eaters’ determination to get what they want. How might you be able to draw nourishment from sources that aren’t entirely benign? How could you extract value from influences that you have be careful with?

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-2563 OLD FILE NO. 2015-0958 CENTRAL COAST MANAGEMENT GROUP, PACIFIC PROPERTIES HOME ESTATE INVESTMENT, 1111 Riverside Ave #403, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 04-17-2015. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: William Pardee Austin(2233 Glen St. Los Osos, CA 93402). This business was conducted by an Individual./s/ William P. Austin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-25-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By S. Kramos, Deputy Clerk. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 & Dec. 7 2017

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(July 23-Aug. 22): The coming months will be a ripe time to revise and rework your past—to reconfigure the consequences that emerged from what happened once upon a time. I’ll trust you to make the ultimate decisions about the best ways to do that, but here are some suggestions. 1. Revisit a memory that has haunted you, and do a ritual that resolves it and brings you peace. 2. Go back and finally do a crucial duty you left unfinished. 3. Return to a dream you wandered away from prematurely, and either re-commit yourself to it, or else put it to rest for good.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The astrological omens suggest that now is a favorable time to deepen your roots and bolster your foundations and revitalize traditions that have nourished you. Oddly enough, the current planetary rhythms are also conducive to you and your family and friends playing soccer in the living room with a ball made from rolled-up socks, pretending to be fortunetelling psychics and giving each other past-life readings, and gathering around the kitchen table to formulate a conspiracy to achieve world domination. And no, the two sets of advice I just gave you are not contradictory.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In accordance with the long-term astrological omens, I invite you to make five long-term

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You come into a delicatessen where you have to take a numbered ticket in order to get waited on. Oops. You draw 37 and the counter clerk has just called out number 17. That means 20 more people will have their turns before you. Damn! You settle in for a tedious vigil, putting down your bag and crossing your arms across your chest. But then what’s this? Two minutes later, the clerk calls out 37. That’s you! You go up to the counter and hand in your number, and amazingly enough, the clerk writes down your order. A few minutes later, you’ve got your food. Maybe it was a mistake, but who cares? All that matters is that your opportunity came earlier than you thought it would. Now apply this vignette as a metaphor for your life in the coming days.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s one of those bizarre times when what feels really good is in close alignment with what’s really good for you, and when taking the course of action that benefits you personally is probably what’s best for everyone else, too. I realize the onslaught of this strange grace may be difficult to believe. But it’s real and true, so don’t waste time questioning it. Relish and indulge in the freedom it offers you. Use it to shush the meddling voice in your head that informs you about what you supposedly should be doing instead of what you’re actually doing. ∆

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