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ey kids (and parents)! School starts soon! Yay! Although, I guess your level of joy really depends on whether you’re the parent or the child. Regardless, we’re here to help with our annual Education Today issue, focusing on kindergarten through 12th grade NO MORE education. In this week’s paper, check out how DOUGHNUTS Sugar was just school lunches are now offering less sugar and one of the items fat with higher quality [16] ; the recurring on former first lady Michelle dilemma of where Cayucos students should go Obama’s to high school [18] ; what San Luis Coastal chopping block when it came to is doing to mitigate for the impending loss of school lunches. Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant property taxes [23] ; the pools that Measure D money has almost finished constructing [24] ; and high school students who are pumped about journalism [26]. This week, you can also read what the investigation into Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill turned up—hint: not as much as some had hoped [4] ; how Grandma Tink is teaching kids to take care of their pets [36] ; those monks who make mandalas, then destroy them [39] ; and the way in which burlesque can add more sexy to your wine tasting experience [52].

This week education today Healthy, local school lunches ......... 16 Three districts, two high schools, and Cayucos .................................. 18 San Luis Coastal still planning for Diablo shutdown.............................23 New pools and more .....................24 Student journalism on the Central Coast .................................26

news What the Arroyo Grande mayor investigation found ...............4

opinion Misleading on climate change ....... 10 A response to B-17 critics .............. 10

arts LITERATURE: A bilingual puppy book for local kids ...............36 PUBLIC ART: Mandala-making monks on a mission .......................39

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n investigation into allegations of misconduct against Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill has finally come to a conclusion, though the results are unlikely to sway the opinions of Hill’s most ardent supporters or his fiercest critics. The investigation’s findings, detailed in a 102page report, were mixed, with some allegations confirmed while others were debunked or unsubstantiated. The investigation began after a member of the public accused Hill of misconduct at a January City Council meeting. The South SLO County Sanitation District, where Hill serves as one of three board members, joined Arroyo Grande in the investigation. Both entities hired the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore to conduct the investigation Of the eight allegations raised in the report, the investigation found that four of them were sustained, while two others lacked sufficient evidence, and two others were unfounded. The report found that Hill disclosed confidential personnel matters as well as privileged attorneyclient information and documents to third parties in his role as a member of the sanitation district’s board of directors. The report also indicated that there was sufficient evidence to show that Hill overstepped the bounds of his role as a mayor and a sanitation district board member. As evidence, the report pointed to Hill’s February 2016 letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission without the knowledge of fellow councilmembers, in which he identified himself as the city’s mayor and discussed bringing in a grocery store in Arroyo Grande to replace one that had closed. Hill’s letter mentioned Spencer’s Fresh Market, a store owned by one of his campaign’s supporters. The report also stated that Hill acted outside his authority as a member of the sanitation

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district board by inserting himself into personnel matters that were supposed to fall under the purview of administrative staff. In emails regarding a complaint made against a sanitation district employee by a member of the public, Hill demanded that the district immediately cease what he called a “phony investigation.” “Mr. Hill clearly inserted MIXED MESSAGES The results of an investigation into Arroyo himself into a personnel Grande Mayor Jim Hill (center) found evidence that supported some action in a manner allegations of misconduct, while debunking others. The report’s release which bears no tangible drew Hill’s supporters like Julie Tacker (pictured standing left) to a relationship to his role as an recent City Council meeting. individual district director,” the report stated. Jenkins told New Times. In addition, the report concluded that several Hill did not participate in the investigation, other accusations leveled against Hill were and the report stated that communication with unfounded, while others were unsubstantiated his attorney had been “unfruitful.” Jenkins said due to a lack of sufficient evidence. Those the law firm broke off contact after he asked for included allegations that Hill shared or provided a list of the accusations against Hill. access to Arroyo Grande and sanitation district “I was a bit surprised at the resistance of closed session communications to unauthorized Liebert Cassidy Whitmore to the American third parties. concept of due process,” Jenkins said. Addressing accusations that Hill’s wife, Jenkins indicated that the investigation was Lin Hill, may have had access to confidential politically motivated, a claim Hill has previously information or documents via her husband’s made. Hill’s supporters, some of whom showed email, the report said it turned up no hard up to an Aug. 8 Arroyo Grande City Council evidence. However, the investigation did note meeting to defend him during public comment that Lin functioned as a de-facto administrative (the report was not on the meeting agenda), assistant for her husband and may have had shared a similar view. access to his city issued iPad and email account. “No matter what has happened, I don’t trust The report stated that a city IT employee recalled giving Lin a password for her husband’s the investigation,” Arroyo Grande resident Coleen Kubel said. “I want you to know that email after she requested it Jan. 23, one day all the people who elected you that I know before the accusations against Hill were made are behind you and we do not believe some of at a public meeting. Lin claimed that her these things.” husband had forgotten the password, according Still, other residents like Shirley Gibson to the report. raised concerns about Hill in the wake of the “For all these reasons, the preponderance of report. Gibson said she found it embarrassing the evidence suggests Lin Hill more likely than that Arroyo Grande was “sharing its dirty not possessed, and indeed may still continue to laundry” and worried that the some of the possess, the password to Mr. Hill’s city email findings against Hill could get the city sued. account,” the report stated. “To me all those things seem to lead to future Hill’s attorney, Stewart Jenkins, said he was litigation,” she said. ∆ disappointed in the quality of the report. “There’s nothing very significant in there,” —Chris McGuinness

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A Los Angeles developer pursuing a 33unit housing project in San Luis Obispo is asking SLO County Superior Court to slap a $500,000 charge onto a group of local residents challenging the project in a lawsuit, alleging undue economic hardship caused by delays. An attorney representing Loren Riehl of LR Development Group filed the motion in court on July 24, nearly three months after the SLO neighborhood group, “Friends of 71 Palomar,” sued the City Council after its April 4 approval of the project.

Led by SLO residents Lydia Mourenza and Teresa Matthews, Friends of 71 Palomar is alleging that the city violated the California Environmental Quality Act by approving Riehl’s project without an environmental impact report (EIR). The project would remove 55 of 59 trees on the property and relocate and renovate a historic house. “We believe a full EIR needs to be done,” Mourenza told New Times. But LR Development Group’s recent motion claims the neighbors’ true motivation “is to delay the project in the hopes of preventing any development on the subject property … and NEWS continued page 7


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to thwart the low-income nature of the project.” Of the 33 proposed units, four are deedrestricted for low-income renters. “The [state] Legislature has found that local opposition to new residential construction is one of the causes of California’s severe housing shortage,” the developer’s motion states. Riehl, who doesn’t yet own the 1.3-acre property, stated he now faces damages exceeding $500,000 as a result of the neighbors’ lawsuit, citing an inability to obtain construction financing, the loss of future monthly rent payments estimated at $68,608, and legal expenses in addition to other costs, according to court documents.

impacts those who bought plans through Covered California, not those who receive health care from Anthem through their employer or through Medicare. The company will discontinue the plans in 2018, according to the announcement. “This was not an easy decision for us,” Anthem Blue Cross President Brian Ternan said in a written statement accompanying the announcement. “We know that changes like these can have a real impact on the people we serve.” The decision will have a direct effect on thousands of residents in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, which along with Ventura County, make up Covered California’s Region 12. According to data from Covered California, 4,620 SLO County residents will have to select a new plan. In Santa

‘The [state] Legislature has found that local opposition to new residential construction is one of the causes of California’s severe housing shortage.’ Court documents filed on behalf of Loren Riehl of LR Development Group

He also suggested the petitioners had the means to cover the costs. “I have personally reviewed publicly accessible information and estimates concerning outstanding mortgages and home values of Ms. Matthews and Ms. Mourenza’s homes,” Riehl stated. “The equity in those homes appears to be substantial and more than sufficient to cover [the $500,000].” Mourenza and Matthews denied having any intention to delay the project because of its affordable housing component. They also denied being opposed to any proposed housing project on the property. “In the opinion of Friends of 71 Palomar, there is adequate land for a housing project without removing all trees and relocating the historic Sandford house,” Mourenza stated in court filings. “An affordable housing development … would be welcome, and fulfill a significant need in our city.” Most disturbing to Mourenza and Matthews is the potential burden of the cost, which they say has caused considerable anxiety for them and other neighbors involved in the opposition to the project. “Many participating residents have concerns about their names being individually released for fear of reprisal given the controversy around the project,” Mourenza said. A court hearing to consider the $500,000 undertaking will take place on Aug. 17 and the hearing for the underlying case is scheduled for October. —Peter Johnson

Anthem nixes ACA coverage plans on Central Coast

Thousands of Central Coast residents will have to look for new health insurance next year after one provider announced that it will no longer offer plans through the state’s insurance marketplace in most California counties. Health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross said it is pulling out of all but three of the 19 regions set up under the state’s insurance marketplace, also known as Covered California. The move only

Barbara County, the number is more than double, with 9,810 residents set to lose coverage. Ventura County has 9,630 individuals with Anthem Blue Cross’ Covered California plans. Joel Diringer, a long-time health care policy advocate and founder of the SLObased consulting firm Diringer and Associates, said residents who bought those plans were individuals who did not qualify for programs like Medicare or MediCal and don’t get employer-based health insurance either. Diringer said small business owners, independent contractors, and artists are examples of some of the people who bought the plans that Anthem will stop offering next year. “It’s pretty much people who have no other source of health insurance,” Diringer said. Ternan indicated that the decision to discontinue offering plans was based on the uncertainty currently swirling around the federal Affordable Care Act. This year, Republican lawmakers attempted multiple times to repeal and replace the ACA, but have thus far been unsuccessful. The chaos in Washington, D.C., appears to have made some providers skittish. “In 2014, when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) started, we created a new set of quality, affordable health plans to offer consumers through the Health Insurance Marketplace,” Ternan said. “But the market for these plans has become unstable. And with federal rules and guidance changing, it’s no longer possible for us to offer some of those plans.” In a statement issued shortly after Anthem’s announcement, U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara) took aim at President Donald Trump, suggesting that efforts to kneecap the ACA would result in higher premiums for his constituents and other Americans. “President Trump’s continued threats to ‘let Obamacare fail’ … have frustratingly helped destabilize our insurance markets,” Carbajal said. “Now, more than ever, Congress must to work across the aisle to improve the health care system and bring down costs for all Americans.” In the meantime, Covered California

said rates for its plans statewide will increase an average of 12.5 percent next year, though it noted that the change was lower than the previous year and characterized the overall status of the marketplace as “stable.” For those who must look for a new plan in 2018, open enrollment begins Nov. 1 of this year, according to Anthem. —Chris McGuinness

Planning Commission takes on county cannabis regs

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission has only one item on its Aug. 10 meeting agenda, but it’s a humdinger: cannabis regulations. The commission will take the full day to review the proposed land-use ordinances that will govern both the medical and recreational marijuana industry in SLO County and make final recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, which is scheduled to vote on the policies on Oct. 3. Crafted both in response to Proposition 64 and the recent explosion of cannabis grows in the California Valley, the rules address cannabis cultivation, distribution, manufacturing, testing, and dispensaries in both the coastal and inland zones. Here are the highlights of what county staff has recommended to the Planning Commission: • Cannabis cultivation for personal use (six plants maximum) and as a caregiver (five patients maximum) do not require land-use permits. • Commercial cultivation requires a minor use permit (and in some cases a conditional use permit) and is allowed on land zoned agriculture, rural lands, residential rural, and industrial. • The county will administer 100 cultivation permits at any one time. A single applicant may receive more than one permit. Permits are distributed to regions of the county based on available land. In North County, 59 permits are available; in South County, 25; Coastal, 13; and San Luis Obispo, five. • Commercial cultivation is prohibited in the Carrizo Planning Area, where the vast majority of current grows are operating. • Grow sites need a 300-foot setback from property lines. • Manufacturing, distribution, and dispensary operations require permits and are allowed in commercial and industrial zones. Mobile delivery services, the only legal means of purchasing marijuana in the county today, must be based out of a “permanent structure.” • Manufacturing with “volatile substances” is prohibited. Some of the rules, as they are proposed, drew criticism from Jason Callum, the executive director of the SLO chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Callum especially took issue with the 100-grow cap and 300-foot setbacks. “The 100 licenses needs to be changed,” Callum said. “We need to let the market rule this.” Callum said the 300-foot property setbacks could price out any grower who, “can’t afford to buy 20 acres or more.”

“It eliminates a whole bunch of property in this county. It’s choosing winners,” he said. Despite the critique, Callum expressed hope the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors would find common ground with cannabis industry advocates. “I’d really like to see a 5-0 vote, so we know the county supervisors are on board,” he said. “We want this to work not only for the growers but for the county.” County officials say they expect the Planning Commission to get through deliberations on Aug. 10 but that the discussion could spill over to a future meeting in late August or midSeptember. —Peter Johnson

SLO city manager resigns, search for county administrator continues

Shake-ups at the top levels of local government continue to rock SLO County with the Aug. 7 announcement that SLO City Manager Katie Lichtig will leave her post on Sept. 28. After seven years of serving SLO, Lichtig is returning to the city where she began her government career in the ’90s, Santa Monica. The city recruited her to fi ll the open assistant city manager position. “I am honored to have served this city alongside the dedicated, smart, and kind staff,” Lichtig said in a statement. “I will remember our work together with great affection.” Lichtig took over as SLO city manager in the midst of the Great Recession. SLO Mayor Heidi Harmon praised the level of experience and expertise she brought to the job. “Her deep institutional knowledge combined with the vision and ideas of a new City Council was a really nice balance,” Harmon told New Times on Aug. 9. In choosing SLO’s future city manager, Harmon said experience will “continue to be key” as well as someone supportive of “innovative thinking.” She said the City Council will meet in closed session on Aug. 15 to start discussing the future. While SLO grapples with Lichtig’s announcement, the SLO County Board of Supervisors continues its search for a chief administrative officer (CAO). Former CAO Dan Buckshi left his post in early June. In May, 1st District Supervisor John Peschong told New Times he hoped to hire an interim CAO while the board searched for a permanent CAO. But after holding numerous closed session meetings without reaching a decision, the county recently decided to abandon the interim search and open the search for a permanent CAO. County Counsel Rita Neal said a CAO could be hired in November or December. Peschong said he hopes to fi nd a candidate all five supervisors, who are often bitterly divided along party lines, can be comfortable with. Assistant CAO Guy Savage continues to hold the duties of acting CAO—without the title or pay. “Guy is doing a very good job as assistant CAO,” Peschong said. “We have some serious issues in this county, and Guy is up for the task.” Δ —Peter Johnson

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isa Adam remembers when she was in her 20s she told her mom that she hated sewing and she’d never do it. Her mother replied with a skeptical “OK,” and since then, Adam has sewed every day. Now, she’s made a business out of it. Adam opened Lily Stitches last year, which started as an embroidery business and quickly turned into something much more personal. Now, she makes memory quilts, or quilts made to remember a person or event from materials they owned. Her grandmother taught her all about making quilts while Adam was growing up, she said. In the summertime, she would go to her grandmother’s home in North Carolina where she sat down and learned how to sew while the other kids got to go outside. “When I was growing up, girls learned how to sew and the boys were out playing in the garden,” she said. Adam remembers a time when her grandmother made her redo stitches because they were crooked. She was distracted watching the boys playing outside, she explained. When her grandmother came with scissors that just seemed to appear “out of nowhere,” and snipped the stitches off, she thought, “I’m never going to be able to play again.” But that snipping paid off, she said, and now she does the same thing while teaching her grandkids to sew. Adam said

that if you’re going to do something, you might as well do it right. “I can’t say that I was afraid of her,” Adam said of her grandmother, “but man, I respected her like mad. I redid those and it taught me everything.” When her grandmother passed away, Adam was busy raising her children and “making lunches, not quilts.” But Adam did help her family clean out her grandmother’s closet to donate her clothes to the Goodwill. Adam said she regrets giving all the clothes away. They would have made a great memory quilt, she said, but at the time she wouldn’t have known what to do them. She does have some of her grandmother’s quilt patterns though, and has used them for her own memory quilts. When Adam lost her father, she didn’t keep anything but an old fur coat he had given her when she turned 15. “I wasn’t going to keep the clothes,” she explained. “I sure wasn’t going to wear my dad’s clothes.” But she did have the coat, so she made a teddy bear with the material. Adam hadn’t worn the jacket in years, she said, and rather than just keep it in her cedar chest, she made it into what she now calls a Memory Bear. “People like to see where the stuff comes from,” she said. “The bear is cool, but it’s not as cool if you don’t know about the jacket.”

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l Fonzi’s commentary in your paper (“Polar bears aren’t canaries,” Aug. 3) does a disservice to your readers by laundering untruthful climate change denial talking points. His misguided screed reads like a game of climate change denier bingo. He insists, for example, that “climate alarmists at NASA have been readjusting the raw climate data to reflect pre-determined results” (this untruthful allegation, promulgated by Fox News and other right-wing purveyors of climate change disinformation, got a pants-on-fire rating from Politifact ). Mr. Fonzi’s other claims fare no better We get, for example, the claim that “polar bears aren’t at risk” (yes they are—polar bears are in danger of extinction as well as many other species. Climate change deniers often try to mislead the public on this issue by citing isolated polar bear populations where numbers happen to have increased owing to new hunting regulations). Fonzi then claims that the disintegration of the Antarctic ice sheet is due to “under-ice volcanoes” (the processes involved are well understood and have nothing to do with volcanoes and everything to do with humancaused climate change). Most disturbing, however, are

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hen San Luis Obispo City Councilwoman Carlyn Christianson turned to name-calling and personal attacks in her Aug. 3 commentary (“Big bad lawyering”), you could be sure she had neither facts nor law on her side. The last thing any resident wants is a city official at their front door saying, “I’m here to inspect your house; and if you don’t let me in you will be prosecuted.” Vote yes so it never happens again. Reason and actual facts support your yes vote for Measure B-17. Sensational claims that B-17 will end affordable housing, inclusionary housing, or mobile home space rent control circulated by B-17’s opponents are false. That’s why they never explain how and why that would happen. As lifelong residents, we’re shocked our City Council is generating false talking points grasping onto the power, of all things, to discriminate. Here are the facts: It is not true that the City Council listened to the public. Only after thousands of voter signatures hit City Hall demanding repeal of the invasive rental inspection law, did they listen. The reason for the original rental inspection ordinance was not safety or neighborhood wellness. It was a disguised tax on tenants, through registration,

inspection, and permit fees and fines passed on to tenants in higher rents. Voter adoption of B-17 prevents the council from readopting the fees and fines that will raise rents. Affordable Housing: The city does not manage, control, or own any of the affordable housing units in town. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives block grants to the county and the city of SLO. Developers of subdivisions, apartments, and commercial buildings pay money into the inclusionary housing fund if they decide not to build any “inclusionary” units restricted to a low price. The city’s only role is to select what nonprofit organizations will get the money for building and selling or renting homes to low income folks. The City Council issues grants from those funds. The nonprofits build, sell, or rent based on HUD standards. Initiative B-17 forbids discrimination against people in housing. Nothing in B-17 forbids giving general fund or federal HUD money to nonprofits, like Habitat for Humanity, that build or rent affordable housing. Affordable housing is not threatened by Measure B-17. But ballot arguments against B-17 are signed by nonprofit officials. Why? MEASURE B-17 continued page 11


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untruthful statements about my own scientific work reconstructing temperature changes over the past 1,000 years, which resulted in the well-known “Hockey Stick” curve. This curve demonstrates the unprecedented nature of recent warming over the past millennium. It has been attacked by climate change deniers like Mr. Fonzi owing to the simple, undeniable message it conveys about the dramatic impact human activity is having on Earth’s climate. Conveniently once again, Mr. Fonzi fails to acknowledge the fact that the scientific community has overwhelmingly validated our findings. The highest scientific body in the U.S., the National Academy of Sciences, affirmed my research findings in an exhaustive independent review published in June 2006 (see e.g. “Science Panel Backs Study on Warming Climate,” New York Times, June 22, 2006). The most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that recent warmth is likely unprecedented over an even longer timeframe (at least the past 1,300 years). Readers interested in the truth behind the science, rather than the falsehoods and deliberate smears perpetuated by individuals like Mr. Fonzi, should consult scientist-run websites like skepticalscience.com, or books on the topic like my own Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change.

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The deaths are regrettable and Parkinson should publicly apologize, but I don’t know if he deserves to get booted out. 194 Votes

Let’s get past the fake debate about whether climate change is real, and onto the worthy debate over what to do about it. ∆ Michael E. Mann is a professor in Penn State University’s Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science and the director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center. Send comments through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com. MEASURE B-17 from page 10

Consider political code words everyone understands. If a council member tells a nonprofit director that passage of “B-17” must be defeated, or the organization may not get next year’s grant money. That translates into: “You better fall in line if you want my

vote to give your nonprofit money next year.” Don’t fall for this mischief. Inclusionary Housing: The city has little to do with it. It does not own it and does not rent it. To meet state housing element requirements to plan for all income levels, the city encourages developers of subdivisions and apartments to include affordable units. The developers get credits that let them out by paying into the fund that the city will use for grants to nonprofits that provide affordable units. And developers get to build more units than the zoning would allow. It is the developers who sell or rent affordable units and record their own deed restrictions on those units, in accord with state and federally set standards for income qualification. The city has no role in deciding who gets into those affordable homes. Again, B-17 does not prevent the city from helping people. The city is not discriminating for or against any homeowner, renter, or income level when a developer takes advantage of inclusionary housing elements. A yes vote preserves inclusionary housing. Mobile home rent stabilization: Opponents’ claim that B-17 would end “discrimination” favoring mobile home owners assumes that voters don’t know how this works. Mobile home rent control works like this. It applies to the mobile home park owner, and limits the “space rent” he/ she charges the mobile home owner. It does not depend on whether the mobile

home resident is the owner of the unit, or a renter. Adopting B-17’s prohibition against the city discriminating between renters and homeowners in housing has no effect because it was carefully drafted so that it would not make any change to the current mobile home rent law. Vote yes on B-17 to permanently end warrantless forced inspections in homes. Vote yes to hold back increasing rents and give every resident equal dignity in San Luis Obispo. ∆ Former Mayor Allen K. Settle served is a professor at Cal Poly who has authored many university textbooks used in city and local government classes. Stew Jenkins is a local attorney whose 38-year practice includes municipal law, estate planning, and family law. Send comments through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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shrinking or doing away with national monuments in California, the citizens of California and the Central Coast continue to support the Carrizo Plain National Monument with their pocketbooks and volunteer efforts. The recent addition was purchased in 2015 entirely with private funds donated by many citizens and a grant from the Oakland-based California Wildlife Foundation. The property had been the victim of illegal dumping over the years and so it was cleaned up with removal of more than 11 tons of trash, also paid for with private donations. The Carrizo Plain Conservancy has also offered to donate 13 additional parcels of land within current monument boundaries to the United States. These properties were recently purchased, again entirely with private funds. We hope that these actions will convince officials in Washington of the desire of our citizens to keep the Carrizo Plain as it is today. Neil Havlik Carrizo Plain Conservancy president San Luis Obispo

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f you reside in the city of San Luis Obispo, you have a stake in the outcome of the current special election. If you don’t vote, you may regret not making the effort should the ballot’s single initiative go into effect. SLO residents have until Aug. 22 to vote no on the misleading and subversive special election Measure B-17. Paper ballots were mailed earlier this month, but replacements can be obtained by calling or stopping by the clerk-recorder’s office. Measure B-17 is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Proponents have been pushing the initiative as an anti-discrimination in housing measure, when the hidden intent is to further stratify power in favor of wealthy landlords—and against renters. Affordable housing advocacy groups

If B-17 passes, the city would need to spend taxpayers’ money to litigate each case. As a result, rents and taxes would go up to cover legal costs on both sides. Renters in SLO would bear the brunt of both parts of the equation. The power elite ordinarily scream “big government” every time a new rule is introduced. Now, they’re coming to government for help. Something must be scaring them. Measure B-17 is a big, fat admission that landlords are worried their illusory “free market” and its imaginary side-kick “trickle down” aren’t fooling us anymore. One commenter in a SLO Tribune opinion piece had this advice for residents struggling to make ends meet: “Keep affordable housing in Guadalupe and San

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Miguel where it belongs. Who are these entitled people that think they have a right to houses?” To which a teacher responded: “I’m definitely not going to commute from Guadalupe every day to teach your children just because you think my job/ income isn’t worthy of living in your utopia. If we can’t work here, we won’t work here. So get ready to drive your own garbage to the dump, cook all of your own meals, mow your own lawn, cut your own hair, and nanny your own kids.” What we are seeing here in SLO’s special election is playing out nationally. The wealthy have already skewed government to benefit themselves. Codifying that power is next on their agenda. For the first time in history, real income for the middle class decreased during an economic upturn (2009-present). Profits disproportionately flowed to the rich because they are the ones making the rules. It’s no surprise the power elite is getting nervous. They are a minority and they’ve seen the protests, the marches, and the online outrage. Are they selfish? Sure. But they’re not dumb. They brand their power grabs as social issues—often using totems of religious freedom, equal dignity, and constitutional rights—and hide behind the chaos while hording resources and power. Working people are sick of opening that shiny package and finding nothing inside. Measure B-17 is designed to protect landlords’ perceived property right to subjugate renters. Anyone who says otherwise has skin in the game. The good news is that we are the majority. We have the power to create communities that are fair for everyone. Start by voting no on Measure B-17 in the SLO city special election. ∆

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to us on Tuesday, Aug. 1, that it is investigating the jail and whether civil rights violations played a role in a series of inmate deaths. We stand by our headline.” Sheesh! Not only that, but Fountain reported way back on June 22 that Parkinson said he welcomed an investigation by the FBI, so the Trib already reported on Parkinson’s invitation to the feds. The bottom line is the FBI is investigating the jail over which Sheriff Ian Parkinson presides. That should be that, right? Well, wrong. Another Facebook commenter, Joe Cirone, wrote, “Eleven people died while in the custody of Parkinson! I can’t see how Parkinson can do anything but resign. I’m shocked and sickened that a district attorney would try and evoke sympathy for him.” Cirone went on to explained he’s been a psychiatric technician for 30 years and he smelled “something fishy” about the D.A.’s defense of Parkinson, adding, “Shame on you Dow!” A prudent public official might have left that right there, but not Danny boy, who retorted, “Where is your outrage at hospitals for all the people dying in hospitals?” What in the actual fuck are you talking about, Dow? False analogy much? You’re a freaking lawyer! That’s your argument? People go to hospitals when they’re sick or injured, and hospitals don’t put patients

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« Local school districts aim to reinvent cafeteria food as healthier, heartier, and locally sourced »

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FRESH AND LOCAL The salad bar at the San Luis Coastal School District’s cafeterias now offer locally grown produce from across San Luis Obispo County.

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emongrass chicken with rice and local veggies. Beef tacos with cilantro lime rice. Chicken noodle bowl with honey garlic soy sauce and local veggies. Barbecue pulled chicken sandwich on a local bun. Nope, this is not a list of specials at a downtown San Luis Obispo restaurant. These are just a few examples of the lunches that’ll be served up to elementary students in San Luis Coastal Unified School District (SLCUSD) cafeterias this fall. “Almost every day of the week, we have local things on our menu,” said an enthusiastic Erin Primer, director of food services at SLCUSD, in her office at Laguna Middle School. “Our romaine lettuce is grown in Oceano. We use the Achievement House over by Cuesta College for their hypertonic lettuces.” Every Thursday, students at all SLCUSD campuses will be able to buy a school meal that’s completely sourced from California. It’s called “California Thursdays,” a statewide program launched by the nonprofit Center for Ecoliteracy in 2014 and currently implemented in 71 California school districts. SLCUSD joined the list of districts last year and hosted California Thursdays twice a month. This year, the district is expanding to a weekly California Thursday. Lucia Mar Unified School District (LMUSD) is also taking up the program this year, preparing to serve up burgers with patties from the Central Coast’s Larder Meat Company, held together by fresh buns cooked at Edna’s Bakery in SLO. “The whole idea is to source as much as you can from your local community,” Primer explained. If you’re thinking that this sounds a hell of a lot healthier and more sophisticated than the packaged pizza and cup of ramen that you got as a kid, you’d be right. SLCUSD’s new culinary motto, now imprinted on an official logo, succinctly describes the 180-degree shift in institutional mindset: “Food Matters.”

The evolution of school food today is a byproduct of two key factors: the growing national obesity crisis (one out of every five children is obese according to the Centers for Disease Control), and stricter federal rules regulating school food. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, legislation championed by former first lady Michelle Obama, took effect in 2012 and required school food programs to abide by a plethora of new nutritional rules and restrictions—such as prohibiting white bread, trans fats, and fried foods, and mandating allocations of fruit. “It’s much more regulation,” Primer said. “But, there wasn’t really any regulation for many, many years prior to that.” Some school districts around the country perceived the new rules as stifling and burdensome. Those officials, teachers, and parents complained that their students were refusing to eat the whole grain rolls, fruit bowls, and other

healthier options offered at school. “I hear a lot of, ‘Kids don’t like healthy food,’” Primer said, frowning. “No, kids don’t like crap. Kids don’t like garbage. It’s not an issue of healthy and unhealthy as much as it is about the quality of food.” While other districts have floundered under the new system, local districts like SLCUSD and LMUSD, preferred to look at the standards as an opportunity to exceed them and offer even better nutrition and quality, which they’re convinced students and their parents will come to embrace. “A lot of adults think kids only like pizza, but that’s because it’s just what they encounter all the time,” said Laurel Goins, the food services director for LMUSD. “Kids always want to try new things. You have to make food friendly and fun.” When Primer joined the SLCUSD in 2016 from the Millbrae School District in the Bay Area, she felt that the district was still serving too much cheap, processed food even though the SLCUSD was complying with regulations. “We had 15 different kinds of packaged, processed pizza,” Primer laughed. “It was pizza sliders, pizza sticks, pizza in a square, pizza in a triangle.” The sad truth, she said, was that students didn’t even like the pizza. “I asked, ‘Which one is good?’ And they’re like, ‘None. None are good,’” Primer said. “So, why are we serving it? If it’s not good, we shouldn’t do it. It’s that simple.” Under Primer and district chef Anthony Au’s leadership, the SLCUSD launched California Thursdays and started forging more partnerships with local farmers and food producers. Their most recent connection is with Los Osos’ Larry Kandarian, who farms faro. “We’re launching it with carnitas,” Primer said. “We do a lot of nutrition education and taste testing. We put the faro out last school year, and we do taste tests with the kids. … If kids can see the whole food process—that somebody grew this for you, somebody had to put in their time and energy and love to get this to your plate—now there’s respect in the food system. If the kid understands that, they want to eat it.” Making the shift toward a healthier cafeteria model has brought its share of heartache. Gone are the days of allowing doughnuts at school and serving chocolate milk on demand. At SLCUSD elementary school sites, chocolate milk is allowed only one day per week—and it’s fat free—even though the chocolate milk demand far exceeds regular milk demand, according to district data. Complaints about the rigidness of school food regulations has brought U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to announce in his first week his intention to lift several of them, including restrictions on sodium, white bread, and fat-free milk. That won’t change SLCUSD’s attitude about it. “Sonny Perdue said he’s fine with having us do 1 percent flavored milk. We’re not,” Primer said. Fundamentally restructuring the SLCUSD food department last year took a leap of faith from the school board and community. With student participation on the decline in previous years, the department found itself in a $300,000 deficit after the 2015-16 school year. A new strategy that involved investing more money for FOOD continued page 18

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« Cayucos parents try once again to make it easier for their students to attend Morro Bay High »

A matter of choice BY KAREN GARCIA, PETER JOHNSON, AND CAMILLIA LANHAM

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t all started with one mother. She wanted her son to play football at a bigger school than Coast Union High, where he was slated to head after finishing eighth grade in Cayucos. So she petitioned for an inter-district transfer to Morro Bay High School, and other parents soon followed suit. But things were starting to change anyway. At least that’s how Vera Wallen remembers it, although she can’t pinpoint the exact date when Cayucos parents started wanting their students to attend a different high school. She became the superintendent of Cayucos Elementary School District in 1988 and eventually ran Coast Union School District and Cambria Elementary School District as well, heading up all three until 1997. “There were people who had a hissy fit because the superintendent of Cayucos became the superintendent of Coast and Cambria, because they were looking the other way,” she said. “It was rumbling.” By “the other way,” she means that some Cayucos parents wanted their kids to attend high school in Morro Bay, 3 miles away, rather than Coast Union, 13 miles away. But Cayucos kids have headed to Cambria for high school since the 1800s, according to Wallen, and Morro Bay is part of San Luis Coastal Unified School District—which doesn’t benefit monetarily from accepting interdistrict transfers from Cayucos students.

Cayucos, Coast, and San Luis Coastal are all considered to be “basic aid districts.” The property values in each of the district’s boundaries are high enough that revenue from property taxes more than meets what the state would allocate them per student. Therefore, when a student transfers from Coast to San Luis, money doesn’t follow as it would in statefunded districts. The rumbling only intensified in the ensuing years, resulting in several unsuccessful attempts to negotiate something satisfactory for all the parties involved. Recently, the Cayucos Elementary School District’s board renewed the push for a solution to the issues dividing the community it serves. Some parents want to send their kids to Coast while others prefer Morro Bay. Although transferring to the other district is something that happens now, it might not be something that can happen in the future due to the impending shutdown of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, which will severely reduce San Luis Coastal’s budget. “This is a very complicated issue that has a lot to do with parents and what they want to do with their kids,” Wallen said. “It’s historical and psychological, and small town versus large town, and parents worried about their children.” After Wallen retired, there was a move to unify the three school districts she had

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FOOD from page 16 NEW LEADER Erin Primer, director of food services at San Luis Coastal Unified School District, revamped the district’s food program to serve more locally sourced food at a higher quality.

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previously governed, but Cayucos’ school board opted out. Cambria Elementary and Coast Union became the Coast Unified School District, and Cayucos students continued to head to Coast for high school.

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James Brescia is the current superintendent of the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education and former Cayucos superintendent. He said that during his tenure at Cayucos, a group of parents gathered enough signatures together to petition the county to change the feeder high school district for Cayucos from Coast Unified to San Luis Coastal. The effort was unsuccessful, in part because not all of the state education code’s criteria were met, according to a study prepared by The Smith Group in September 2012. The report concluded that the territory transfer would severely impact Coast Unified’s educational programs and potentially jeopardize its status as the highest achieving rural district in California, would result in increased property taxes for the district’s taxpayers due to a bond measure passed in 1998, and would result in a loss of $1.2 million in property taxes for the district (16 percent of the district’s revenue). It was estimated that Coast Union would potentially need to close down And that’s one of the elephants in the room about school lunch programs. Historically speaking, they’re geared toward low-income families with children who need free or reduced lunches, Primer said. With that funding guaranteed by the government, a school program has little incentive to invest in higher quality food that would exceed their funding. “What happens is sometimes operators think, ‘If I’m going to get money either way, what does it matter what I serve?’” Primer said. “That doesn’t yield the best results. Cheap food, crap food, kids see through that.” SLCUSD’s new paradigm is already having an effect on student participation.

Santa Lucia Middle School and lay off at least nine teachers and more than six staff members, should it lose those property taxes. “The CUSD supports all students from Cayucos attending Coast Union, as has been the arrangement for over 80 years, but understands that circumstances arise that need to be addressed on an individual basis,” then Coast Unified Superintendent Chris Adams stated in an Aug. 12, 2012, letter to the county. In 2014, before Brescia left his post to run the county education office, Cayucos, Coast, and San Luis Coastal came together with the county to try and hash out a deal that would enable parents to have a choice between the two high schools and also allow money to follow the students. A quick search through San Luis Coastal’s board meeting minutes shows that negotiation fell apart between February and May of that year due to a disagreement over just how much money would follow each student from Coast Union to Morro Bay high schools. The memorandum of understanding, which wasn’t approved by either Coast or San Luis Coastal’s boards, stated that Coast Unified would transfer an amount equal to 75 percent of the Local Control Funding Formula (the state’s latest funding scheme) for each student and transfers would be limited to 20 students per year. In 2014, that amount was about $6,314 per student. San Luis Coastal’s board wanted more than that per student and withdrew support from the memorandum, “citing that fact that San Luis Coastal’s cost to educate students far exceeds this amount,” according to minutes from the CHOICE continued page 20

Primer said demand for the meal program went up as much as 50 percent at some campuses on California Thursdays. At LMUSD, Goins is forging a path similar to SLCUSD’s—partnering with local growers for a better product—and is working on getting the word out to parents and kids that “cafeteria food isn’t what it used to be.” “Students deserve real food, and that’s what we want to provide for them,” she said. Δ Contact Staff Writer Peter Johnson at pjohnson@ newtimesslo.com.

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April 24, 2014, meeting. The board said it would not make it back to the negotiating table unless Coast was willing to look at “full revenue limit funding,” which the district valued at approximately $11,000. In May 2015, Coast Unified offered another solution. Its school board passed a memorandum of understanding—San Luis Coastal said it hadn’t looked at or agreed to the memorandum and asked Coast Unified’s district board not to approve it—as a show of good faith that it was willing to enter into negotiations once again, according to Coast Unified Superintendent Vicki Schumacher. Coast Unified was unable to produce a copy of the memorandum for New Times. “Up until this time, we haven’t entered into negotiations with Cayucos and San Luis Coastal, but we continue to be open to doing so,” Schumacher said. “We understand that students have a choice for high school, and we understand in revenue-limit districts there’s a certain amount of money that follows the students, but because we are in a unique situation with three basic aid school districts, that isn’t automatic.”

Independence, choice

Cayucos Superintendent Scott Smith is a proponent of parent choice for where students will go after graduating from eighth grade. According to Brescia, about 25 students graduate each year from Cayucos, so roughly 100 high school students from Cayucos in any given year are attending either Coast or Morro Bay. “Both schools are great, parents have

been pretty fortunate and have had the opportunity to say do I want a smaller school [Coast Union] or do I want a little bit bigger comprehensive high school in Morro Bay,” Smith said. Parents’ anxiety about the Cayucos high school quandary rose to the surface again in 2016, when PG&E announced that it would decommission Diablo Canyon. San Luis Coastal announced that it would have to cut certain programs and services from its budget due to the closing of Diablo—an $8 million a year funding source for that district. “The closing of Diablo Canyon and the reduction of revenues for San Luis Coastal has parents speculating that they may not be well received,” Smith said. And for good reason, too. According to San Luis Coastal Assistant Superintendent Ryan Pinkerton, one area the district will examine for potential cuts is its transfers program. Transfer students from Cayucos accounted for 64 percent of the district’s high school transfers in 201617. While 43 Cayucos students enrolled at Morro Bay High School last year, they don’t bring any revenue to the district and received an education priced at $9,700 per student (in local taxes). According to the state’s School Accountability Report Card from the 201516 school year, Coast Union High School was giving an education priced at $10,751 per student per year. Schumacher said she couldn’t say how many students from Cayucos would be attending school this year until after school starts on Aug. 22. San Luis Coastal’s transfer dilemma stretches beyond Cayucos and Morro Bay High School. Last school year, the district

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take its students and it can’t force Coast Unified to send money with its transfers. According to Cayucos school board President Terry Throop, the board doesn’t really have a huge say in what happens to Cayucos high school students, other than to give its opinion. But because parents approached the board with their concerns, the district recently looked at what three reorganization options might look like. The proposals include: keeping things as they are and sending students to Coast Union High School, creating a high school of its own and becoming a K-12 district, or disbanding altogether and unifying with San Luis Coastal Unified School District. The board hasn’t yet made a decision to advocate for any of the options. At the Aug. 9 board meeting (after New Times went to press), the board was scheduled to vote on whether to work with a Sacramento-based law firm. The move is intended to help clarify and identify realistic goals for the Cayucos community and school district moving forward, according to Throop. “We could be advocates for whatever role people choose to pursue,” Throop said. “Two of the three proposals that exist now would radically change the nature of the Cayucos Elementary School District, so we have to stay informed of how the options will affect the district itself.” Δ Staff writers Karen Garcia and Peter Johnson and Editor Camillia Lanham contributed to this story. Reach them through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com.

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hen PG&E announced the 2024-25 shutdown of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, it marked the beginning of a lot of planning for San Luis Coastal Unified School District (SLCUSD). While Diablo still has a few years left, SLCUSD is adjusting its numbers sooner rather than later. SLCUSD currently receives $8 million annually in unitary property tax revenue generated by the plant. The first of cuts came to the 2017-18 budget at $2 million, more cuts started in the district office, and personnel cuts for the schools are next in line. Because the funds from local property taxes exceed guaranteed state funding levels, SLCUSD gets to keep the money from property taxes while receiving no help from the state. This qualifies SLCUSD as a “basic aid district.” Despite the series of changes ahead, SLCUSD expects to remain a basic aid district due to the area’s increasing property taxes. “The positive for us in all of this is that property taxes have been going up, and property values are up in our three areas, Los Osos, Morro Bay, and San Luis Obispo. So that’s helping with some

of the reductions that we’re seeing with the unitary tax,” said Ryan Pinkerton, assistant superintendent for SLCUSD. When it’s time for Diablo to shut down, the absence of property tax funds means losing roughly 10 percent of the yearly budget for SLCUSD. With nearly six years left to prepare, the district is looking to PG&E for some guaranteed support. When PG&E released the proposal to retire Diablo, SLCUSD asked the California Public Utilities Commission to intervene in the hopes of gaining some financial certainty for the hazy future ahead. The district applied for a mitigation agreement with PG&E and the county that would allow SLCUSD to receive $8 million annually from unitary taxes until 2025. In the fall, SLCUSD will hear back from the utilities commission about whether the mitigation agreement gets approved. In the application, the district had two primary concerns: the continued funding in the joint proposal wouldn’t be enough to offset the decline in county revenue and that the size of annual payments from PG&E to the county could vary depending on when the plant officially closes. “The district’s primary goal in

LOOKING FOR MONEY San Luis Coastal Unified School District and its students are waiting for an approval from the California Public Utilities Commission that that would guarantee $8 million annually in property taxes from PG&E until 2025.

intervening in this proceeding is to ensure that the joint proposal is implemented, or additional measures beyond those contemplated by the joint proposal are adopted, so that the district knows in advance precisely how much funding it will receive from PG&E, whether from property tax payments or offset payments, in each year of the period from now until 2025,” the application states. A separate agreement between PG&E, the county, and SLCUSD still stands. PG&E guaranteed a $75 million Essential Services Fund to offset negative impacts to services provided by SLCUSD and the county. The funds will be distributed to the county in nine equal annual installments through 2025,

and the school district will receive the bulk of this funding. Roughly 87 percent of the SLCUSD expenditures are personnel costs. With 10 percent of that budget being reduced, there’s no easy way to slice it. The tax base provided by the plant will dwindle over time, and it could be gone sooner than 2025 if the two nuclear reactors depreciate before that time. “Anything we can receive to transition this to make it as easy on the teachers and kids, it’s a great thing,” Pinkerton said. Δ Reach intern Erica Hudson through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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icture this: You’re a high school student, and the final bell of the day has just rung. You leave your un-airconditioned classroom and start heading toward swim practice, thinking about how great jumping into a pool would feel after being in sweltering rooms all day. Unfortunately, most of your swim practices are on dry land. Oh, and when you decide to to take a quick bathroom break on your way to practice, you use a porta potty because your school’s restrooms aren’t currently functioning. As awful and ridiculous as this scenario sounds, this has been the reality for the students of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay high schools. Thankfully, a massive, five-year construction plan called Measure D is in the process of fixing this. “This summer we did a surge of work,” said Anthony Palazzo, San Luis Coastal Unified School District director of facilities, operations, and transportation. “Now the students are going to see the changes.” It all began in 2014. Measure D, a $177 million bond measure, was proposed by SLCUSD and passed with 72 percent approval. However, it was not until two years later that any construction started happening. “From the get-go, we got the community involved—staff, students, parents—and said, ‘Hey, what do we want to do?’” said Ryan Pinkerton,

SLCUSD assistant superintendent of business services. “That alone took about eight months. Then we hired architects to design it all, and that can take nine months to a year … . The hardest part is that it takes a long time.” Though every step of the plan took a while, Pinkerton said that the longest was the approval process. In order to become reality, Measure D had to be approved not only by local voters, but also by the DSA (Division of the State Architect), which takes about a year. Now that all the planning and preparation is out of the way, however, progress has become more visible. Both high schools are getting new gyms, tennis courts, all-weather tracks, and, of course, pools. Construction for the gyms began in late July, which was ahead of schedule for SLO High since work on their gym was originally planned for winter 2018. “Our budgeting has been spot-on for the first round [of projects],” Palazzo said. “And I’m not just blowing smoke … . There have been hiccups, not fatal errors.” One of these “hiccups” came during the underground digging where Morro Bay High’s old, filled-in pool once stood. Palazzo said that they found “a few surprises, so to speak,” mainly in the form of pipes being different lengths, going in different directions, and being in different locations than expected. That stage of the project was successfully completed, though, and the current goal

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is to have the pool filled sometime in August. “We’re hoping we’ll be swimming by early fall,” Palazzo said. These recreation-based projects are significant because they will benefit not only the schools but the community as well. According to both Palazzo and Pinkerton, SLCUSD will allow those facilities to be open to the public so that the cities can use them for programs such as swimming lessons or exercise classes. There were rumors about this not being the case, specifically with the Morro Bay High tennis courts, after one Morro Bay resident wrote a letter to New Times saying that he was not able to access them during hours they were supposed to be open to the public. “The tennis courts were inadvertently locked by a substitute custodian,” Palazzo said. “We wrote a rebuttal and investigated it. … [The custodian] didn’t know better.” Pinkerton wrote the rebuttal, explaining the mistake and urging anyone confused about school or district policies to contact the school or district for clarification. As for the more academic-oriented projects, several classrooms are being renovated on both campuses, including a robotics lab for SLO High that should be finished just in time for the new school year. “We’ll probably be pushing furniture in the night before school starts,” Palazzo said. According to Pinkerton, two model classrooms were set up in SLO High prior to construction to gauge student feedback. “We had things like flat screens, white boards, all around the room,” he said. “We figured we should test it out before spending all that money on 200 classrooms.” It’s not just high school students who benefit, either. Pinkerton said the focus has been on the high schools since a different project, Measure A, had already been passed to improve the elementary and middle schools. But they are “trying to touch every campus in some way.” This includes the installation of new phone systems, new fire alarms, and LED lights. “They’re huge energy savers, and they come on instantly,” Pinkerton said in regards to the lights. “It used to take 15 to 20 minutes for the lights to warm up.” All of the construction projects are expected to be finished by summer 2021. For a complete timeline of projects or other information about Measure D, check out sanluiscoastalmeasured.org. “I love turning it over to the teachers and students, seeing the smiles on their faces,” Palazzo said. “That’s always been my favorite. … It sounds hokey, but it’s true. I always say the best days are the day we start and the day we finish. In between, it’s usually a nightmare.” Δ Reach contributer Katrina Borges through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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hen Aric Sweeny decided to join the student newspaper at SLO High School his sophomore year, he wasn’t the kind of person who was eager to walk up to a total stranger and ask them questions. “I was not really outspoken,” Sweeny, an 18-year-old who just graduated, said. “I would say that, socially, I was kind of anxious … I wanted to change that about myself.” As a student journalist for Expressions, SLO High School’s print and online news outlet, that’s just what he’d do. The class, offered as an elective, not only teaches students the nuts and bolts of reporting and writing news, but requires students to get out and talk to their peers, teachers, and administrators, a tall order for young people who might be a little shy. “A big part of the first year was being assigned an article and having to interview people I’d never met before,” Sweeny said. “To a socially anxious 15-year-old, that can be a scary thing.” But Sweeny stuck around, staying with the paper though the rest of his high school career, and becoming one of Expressions’ editors. SLO High School English teacher Scott Nairne teaches the elective and acts as Expressions’ faculty advisor. Nairne said that he lets the students have complete autonomy with the topics they report and write about, as long as they are following all the established legal and ethical rules of journalism he’s taught them in class. That autonomy allows the students who work on the website and paper to take on issues that matter to the estimated 1,400 students who attended the school. “They want to talk about things that are happening on campus, and all the available views on those topics,” Nairne said. “It is student run, and I want to honor that.” Those students don’t shy away from controversial topics either. This year, Expressions was at the center of a media firestorm after it published a letter

to the editor by then-teacher Michael Stack, who objected to a recent issue focusing on LGBTQ students. Stack cited biblical scripture that stated people who committed homosexual acts “deserved to die,” and the publication of the letter sparked online outrage, protest rallies, and landed Expressions in nationally recognized media outlets like The Los Angeles Times, Teen Vogue and The Huffington Post. Far from being cowed by the national attention and even some criticism that the letter shouldn’t have been published, Nairne said many of the students at Expressions embraced the situation. “The kids loved everything about that,” he said. “They knew their press law and they knew they were in the right. They liked having that responsibility.” Sweeny was one of those students. As someone who said he “100 percent” opposed censorship, Sweeny said there was no question that the letter should have run. “It was a really interesting two weeks. I am really glad that we did run [the letter] because we were able to bring an important topic to the forefront,” Sweeny said. “It’s cool to realize that in one day that anything you publish can be seen and read by everyone and recognized.” While many people might have memories of their own high school publications writing stories on more banal topics like the latest addition to the cafeteria’s menu, student journalists today are taking on a variety of hardhitting and important issues according to Laura Widmer, executive director for the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), a nonprofit organization that provides journalism education, support, training programs, and other resources to student news publications. “You see them take on some great topics. Transgender issues. Racism. You see some heavy-hitting articles that are done well by these student journalists,” Widmer said. Currently, the NSPA has more than 1,600 member publications. Widmer said the rise of the internet and online media

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

THE ART OF MUSIC Start your weekend off with a fun evening of art-tales, tastings and surprises. Discover Larry Le Brane’s creative journey to make his music-inspired sculpture in a lively presentation. Aug. 18, 6-9 p.m. 805-238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

EARTH TREASURES SCIENCE CAMP Learn about tektites form outer space, fossils, crystals, rocks and minerals. Go on a fossil hunt, make casts of “future fossils”, and much more! Aug. 14-18, 9 a.m.-noon $132 + $40 materials fee or $120 (sibling) + $40 materials fee. 805-237-3988. apm. activecommunities.com. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles.

SECOND SUNDAY AT SEVEN Poetry reading, Michael McLaughlin and Joe Milosch will be the featured poets. Open reading follows. Aug. 13, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-772-8660. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. THE SLO COUNTY TROUBADOURS PERFORMANCE During this concert, they offer five distinct genres of music in separate performances with a final set together harmonizing in one unique experience. Aug. 12, 3-7 p.m. Free. 805.238.9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

THE WINEMAKERS OF PASO ROBLES BOOK SIGNING Join photographer Julia Perez, author Paul Hodgins, and a host of winemakers for this book signing and wine tasting. Aug. 11, 4-9 p.m. 805-238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

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FAMILY DAY IN THE PARK AND HEALTHY KIDS DAY Enjoy some fun for the whole family! Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805-937-8521. familydayinthepark.org/. Waller Park, 3107 Orcutt Road, Orcutt.

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STUFF THE BUS Stuff the Bus is an annual school supply drive. Donations of new supplies are collected around SLO County, and distributed to local schools. Sign up to volunteer, collect school supplies at your workplace, or stop by a bus and donate. Donation Locations at unitedwayslo.org/ stuffthebus. Aug. 10-14, Aug. 10, 4-7 p.m., Aug. 11, 4-7 p.m., Aug. 12-13, 1-4 p.m. and Aug. 14, 4-7 p.m. Free. 805-541-1234. United Way of San Luis Obispo County, 1288 Morro St. #10, San Luis Obispo, unitedwayslo.org. S O U T H C OA S T S L O C O U N T Y

A GARDEN PAW-TY FOR A GOOD CAUSE 110 percent proceeds go toward providing sliding scale spay/neuter/medical assistance for at risk pets on the central coast. Enjoy appetizers, wine, beer, cake auction. Silent auction includes vacations, local dining, golf, and handmade art in a garden oasis. Aug. 19, 3-7 p.m. $50 - tax deductible. 805619-0588. ainfund.org. Birchwood Garden Barn & Home, 323 West Tefft Street, Nipomo.

ST. PATRICK’S PARISH SUMMER FESTIVAL Live bands, food booths (Mexican and American cuisine), raffle for cash prizes, children’s activities and more! Aug. 20, 1:30-7 p.m. Free admission. Tickets for purchase for food and raffle. 805-4892680. St. Patrick’s Church, 501 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande, stpatsag.org. SPECIAL EVENTS continued page 30

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FIFTH ANNUAL HOEDOWN WITH THE HOUNDS Proceeds from the event benefit the Santa Maria Humane Society. Adoptable dogs will also be part of the show. Aug. 12, 5 p.m. $20/$45; $25 to show a dog. 268-3299. Elks Lodge 1538, 1309 N. Bradley Road, Santa Maria.

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ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARKS? - ART DEMO A demonstration of painting with pastels by award winning artist, Carol Timson Ball. This demonstration will explore composition, perspective and editing. Learn how Carol creates paintings that illuminate light with use of darks. Aug. 14, 3-5 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

CREATIVITY GROUP Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others. Come and go as it works for you. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Through Sept. 13 Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay. org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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

IMPROV COMEDY CLASS Improv Comedy Classes for beginner-intermediate students taught by comedian, Sabrina Pratt. This 6-week session covers the basics of scene building and working on an improv ensemble. All students ages 21 and up welcome. Sundays, 2-4 p.m. through Sept. 10 $150 for the session. 805-242-3109. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

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

MOSAIC TEMPERED GLASS MIRROR CLASS Choose from Joan’s stash of collage materials to decorate a 10” mirror. No mosaic experience required. Preregistration required at creativemetime.com. Aug. 20, 1-4 p.m. $65. 805-286-5993. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. NORTH SLO COUNT Y

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

BEGINNING CERAMICS This class

teaches the basics of ceramics. Each class has a different focus, including hand-building, wheel throwing, and surface decoration/ AUG. 10 – AUG. 17 glaze application. Second Monday QI GONG CLASS Qi Gong is an 2017 of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 40. ancient and powerful system for physical 805-242-1285. slomakerspace.com/store/ health and spiritual development. Join beginning-ceramics/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 certified instructor Devin Wallace for this class in Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. a beautiful outdoor setting. Please call to register. Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Suggested donation DROP-IN OIL PAINTING For beginners or a $10. 805-709-2227. Tidelands Park, South end of seasoned painters. Everything required for your Embarcadero, Morro Bay. day of painting will be provided. Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SEA GLASS WIRE WRAP JEWELRY CLASS Registration $25 members, $29 general per class. Learn basic wire wrapping and a beautiful way to use sea glass. Materials and tools provided to make 805-543-8562. sloma.org/education/workshops. php?event=1397. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, one necklace and two earrings, or bring your own 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. sea glass. Preregistration required. Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-noon $50. 805-286-5993. artcentermorrobay. DROP-IN OIL PAINTING WITH CHRISTINE org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro CORTESE Take a photo of a special place and Bay. bring it to life. All levels welcome. Sundays, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Through Aug. 26 $25 members, SEA GLASS WIRE WRAP UTENSILS/SALAD $29 general per class. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. SERVERS Materials provided and tools are San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., available to make two 9” pieces. Choose from San Luis Obispo. Joan’s sea glass, or bring yours! Preregistration is required at creativeMeTime.com. Aug. 19, 1-3 p.m. INTRO TO 3D PRINTING Learn how to use the $45. 805-286-5993. artcentermorrobay.org. Art 3D Printers and software. Once certified, and if Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. Basic Safety has been passed, users can utilize the 3D printers with their own filament or pay for WET FELTED GEODES Learn to make Geodes the filament onsite through membership, or free by felting unspun, dyed wool. No experience weekly SLO County Library Hours. Wednesdays, necessary, registration required. Aug. 10, 4:307-8 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/3d5:30 p.m. Free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. printing/#class. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria. Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

ZEN DOODLE ADULT COLORING BOOK GROUP Drop in adult coloring book club open to

the public. Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. through Sept. 15

INTRO TO CNC ROUTER Learn how to use the 4’x6’ CNC Router. Certified users who have passed

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

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

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

SEA GLASS WIRE WRAP JEWELRY Learn basic wire wrapping to create a beautiful sea glass jewelry set. Everything is provided to make one necklace and two earrings, including use of tools. Genuine, local sea glass is provided. No experience needed. Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m. $50. 805-996-0278. CreativeMeTime.com. The Station Art Bar, 311 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. SLOMA WORKSHOP: LIFE DRAWING For all levels of drawing skill. A model is provided along with tables and easels. No instruction. Wednesdays, 6:30-9 p.m. Through Nov. 15 $12 for members, $15 for non-members. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/education/life-drawing.php?event=20. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. ARTS continued page 31

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WOODTURNING Basic Safety, Spindle, Bowl Turning I, Bowl Turning II and Advanced class. Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon 50. 805-2421285. slomakerspace.com/woodturning/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

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MOVIES IN THE GARDEN Aug. 12, 8-11 p.m. 470-3360. visitatascadero.com. Sunken Gardens, 6505 El Camino Real, Atascadero. STEEL DRAWINGS BY ROBIN CORELL Images chiseled on steel. Through Sept. 6 805-466-3684. ärt/, 5806 Traffic Way, Atascadero. SAN LUIS OBISPO

ARTIST SHOWCASE FEATURING ANITA WELLS Featuring live painting. Aug. 11, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805550-9963. business.facebook.com/GalaDeArte/. Gala De Arte, 136 N. Thompson Ave #B, Nipomo.

JULIA MORGAN BUILDING TOUR Open weekly, excluding holidays, or by private appointment. Member docents will guide you through this historic building and grounds. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. Through Aug. 25 Free. 805-541-0594. themondayclub.com. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

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

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PASTELS BY SANDI HELLER Vibrant landscapes from our coast and beyond. Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and ThursdaysSaturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Aug. 31 805772-6394. slolibrary.org. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

PUSHING BOUNDARIES: EXPLORING ABSTRACTION Award winning artist, Krista Harris, is the judge for this celebrated exhibit. Through Sept. 11, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

SEASCAPES Cambria painters, photographers and other artists interpret coastal beauty in many creative ways. Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Through Aug. 27 Free. 805-927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts.org/. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria. NORTH SLO COUNT Y

SURFING ANGELS & THE OCEAN OF LOVE Painting exhibit by Toby Crockett. MondaysSundays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. through Aug. 31. Free. 805-

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

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

OCEAN INSPIRED PAINTINGS BY GREG SIMMONS Through Aug. 31, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. 704-6859. sayvacreativegallery.com. Sayva Creative Studio and Gallery, 65 Landing Passage, Avila Beach.

PHANTOM PROJECT 4: CONTEMPORARY PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE ThursdaysSaturdays, 1-9 p.m. through Aug. 26 Free. 505690-4283. centralcoastsculptors.org. Phantom Pop-Up Gallery, 959 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

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

TAPESTRY TALES - STORIES IN FIBER Eleven fiber artists from the Central Coast Weavers’ Guild will display a broad variety of hand-woven tapestries. Fridays-Sundays, 12-4 p.m. through Aug. 13 Free. 805-459-9361. United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks Street, San Luis Obispo, sloumc.com/. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

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

BIKES, BOATS, AND BARNS Exhibit features paintings by local artist Marilyn Benson. MondaysFridays, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. through Sept. 7 Free. 688-7265. Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe, 2879 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, winemerchantcafe.com/. CAPTURING THE LIGHT Landscapes exhibit by Sheryl Knight and Linda Mutti. Through Aug. 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 688 -7517. GalleryLosOlivos.com.

Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos.

COMMUNITY DAY Community Day features a tour of current exhibits. Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 688-1082. wildlingmuseum.org. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang.

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.

story to share based on a theme and told without notes. The theme for this event is “About Face.” Aug. 16, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-995-2867. slolio.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo.

STAGED READING: TAKING SIDES, SLO REP’s Ubu’s Other Shoe Staged Reading series presents a staged reading of Taking Sides, by Ronald Harwood. Aug. 11, 7-9 p.m. and Aug. 12, 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. $15. 805-786-2440. slorep.org/shows/taking-sides/. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C OA S T S L O C O U N T Y

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DIMENSIONS: JURIED FINE CRAFT EXHIBITION Open to artists residing in California. All artwork must be original and executed by the hand of the artists in any of the following: clay, fiber, paper, glass, metal, jewelry, wood, and mixed media. Through Oct. 6 543-8562. rsaliklis@sloma. org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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

PIRATES OF PIRATES COVE - MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER Aug. 13, 5-7:30 p.m. $50. 805-489-3875. murderinmind.com. F. Mclintocks Saloon & Dining House, 750 Mattie Rd, Shell Beach. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

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NUNSENSE A MUSICAL COMEDY BY DAN GOGGIN Fridays-Sundays, 7:30-10 p.m. through Aug. 20 $25 Adult, $10 Student, $15 groups of 10. 805-927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts.org. Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre, 1350 Main St., Cambria. NORTH SLO COUNT Y

INCLUSIVITY - THE IVY BOTTINI STORY A play with music. The extraordinary story of legendary artist and activist Ivy Bottini: Co-founder of NYC Chapter of NOW, champion of women’s rights, gay liberation, and AIDS awareness. Aug. 20-24, 7:30-9 p.m. $15 to $45. 805-215-6462. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org. SAN LUIS OBISPO

TWELFTH NIGHT William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy combines pranks with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with sublime poetry and song. Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. through Aug. 19 $31.50-$41.50. 922-8313. PCPA The Pacific Conservatory Theatre, 800 S. College, Santa Maria, pcpa.org. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

NEWSIES THE MUSICAL PCPA presents a musical based on the 1992 musical film Newsies, which was inspired by the real-life newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City. Performances nightly except Mondays. Tuesdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. through Aug. 20 922-8313. Solvang Festival Theater, 420 2nd St., Solvang.

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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE By The Sea Productions presents Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Ten strangers are invited to spend the weekend at an old house on an isolated island. What could possibly go wrong? Fridays-Sundays, 7-9:30 p.m. through Aug. 13 $15-$25. 804-7763287. bytheseaproductions.org. By The Sea Productions, 545 Shasta Ave., Morro Bay.

IMPROV COMEDY SHOW Fast-paced and fun improv comedy shows by the talented ensemble of Central Coast Comedy Theater. All shows are based on audience suggestions- every show is unique, hilarious and sure to make for a great evening! Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. $5. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Kreuzberg CA, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, 805-487-4401. SLOLIO - A GATHERING OF TRUE STORIES AT LINNAEA’S SLOlio, the monthly storytelling events at Linnaea’s are open to anyone who has a true PHOTO COURTESY OF MEAGAN FRIBERG

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AUDITIONS FOR CANZONA WOMEN’S ENSEMBLE Experienced female choral singers who would like to be considered for Canzona Women’s Ensemble should email a resume to jilleanderson@gmail.com. Qualified applicants will be assigned an audition time (specify date preferred). Singers should perform a solo song and do some vocalizing and sight-reading. Aug. 10 and Aug. 12 Free. 805-773-8922. canzonawomen.org. Private Home, Diablo Dr., San Luis Obispo.

MUSIC LIVE MUSIC PISMO BEACH PACIFIC BREEZE CONCERTS The Dinosaur Caves Park features local bands and activities. Second Sunday of every month, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-773-7063. N O R T H C OA S T S L O 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/music-ccji.html. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria.

CHARLIE SHOEMAKE & CENTRAL COAST JAZZ INSTITUTE LIVE Second Thursday of every month, 7-10 p.m. through Dec. 14 Suggestion Donation $15. 805-927-0179. pewterploughplayhouse.org/Entertainment/musicccji.html. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria.

GOOD VIBES: ST. BENEDICT’S 18TH ANNUAL JAZZ CONCERT Featuring Darrell Voss and the Real Time Jazz All Stars. Aug. 20, 3-5 p.m. $25. 805-528-0654. stbenslososos.org. St. Benedict’s Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln., Los Osos.

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and R&B bands: Burning James and the Funky Flames, Irene Cathaway Band, Burning, Bad and Cool. Aug. 12, 6-10:30 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 888-326-3463. facebook.com/ events/1519315734780560. Castoro Cellars, 1315 N. Bethel Rd., Templeton.

The Cancer Support Community - Central Coast will hold its second annual Harvest, Hope, and Healing fundraiser, Aug. 19 at Rava Winery in Paso Robles from 5 to 10 p.m. The event includes a silent auction, French-inspired dinner, music, dancing, and more. It’s $200 a ticket or $2,500 for a table of 10. Both are available via cscslo.org or by calling 238-4411.

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

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

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

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LIBBY PARKER AND MARK PIETRI LIVE An evening of Broadway show tunes. Third Thursday of every month, 7-9:30 p.m. through Dec. 21 $5.00. 805-400-4737. pewterploughplayhouse.org/home. html. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria.

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

LIPBONE REDDING LIVE Redding weaves funky rhythms, catchy originals, brash humor, soulful singing, and inventive guitar playing with percussive vocals such as astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning. Special guests include Eddie West, Jim Conroy, and Swearingen & Kelli. Aug. 14, 6:309 p.m. Free!. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay. com/calendar/. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

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

SATURDAY LIVE FEAT. RON PAPES Every Saturday, sit back and enjoy live music, all while savoring award-winning Vina Robles wines. Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m. Complimentary. Wine and lunch offerings available for purchase. No outside alcohol, please. 805-227-4812. vinarobles.com. Vina Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles.

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BALLROOM, LATIN, & 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. $36/4-week session. 928-7799. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

SUMMERTIME BLUES Featuring the Cliffnotes with ex-Big Brother & Holding Co. lead singer, Valerie Johnson. Aug. 19, 3-6 p.m. Free. 805-7728478. thesirenmorrobay.com. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay.

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YOUTH SATURDAY LIVE AT VINA ROBLES WINERY Enjoy a fresh take on our Saturday Live”ncert series as youth musicians take the stage. Wines and lunch offerings available for purchase. Aug. 12, 1-4 p.m. Complimentary; wine & food for purchase available. 805-227-4812. vinarobles.com. Vina Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles. NORTH SLO COUNT Y

ALOUD LIVE Aug. 13, 1-4 p.m. Free!. 805-2046821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles. THE KW COMBO LIVE - RETRO ECLECTIC CHILL ON THE HILL Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805462-3500. theKWCombo.com. SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 900 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

KYLE WILLIAMS LIVE Special guests include Jeremy Joyce, Rachel Price, and Storming The Beaches With Logos in Hand. Aug. 20, 1-4 p.m. Free!. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com/ calendar/. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

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

MICHAEL MCDONALD AND BOZ SCAGGS Grammy award-winning singer and songwriters Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs team up for a co-headlining tour. Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m. $50-$350. 286-3680. Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.

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

THE SLOPICKERS LIVE Check out the beer selection while enjoying some lively bluegrass. Aug. 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 805-239-1000. The Pour House, 525 Pine St., Paso Robles.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY CONCERT FEATURES MISNER & SMITH Local favorite Chris Beland opens the show. Aug. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $17.50. 805-434-9605. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Templeton Tennis Ranch, 345 Championship Ln., Templeton.

THIRSTY THURSDAY WITH THE CLIFFNOTES Hope Family Wines invites to you sample local food, wine, and music. Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m. $0-$12. 805238-6979. hopefamilywines.com/. Hope Family Wines - Treana Winery, 1585 Live Oak Rd., Paso Robles.

TRAIN WRECK FRIDAY WITH AJM BAND Bring a picnic, food to grill, or purchase from Steins BBQ. Free wine tasting 5-7pm. Wine for purchase. No outside alcohol or pets. Lawn chairs recommended. Aug. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $15/Free to Wine Club & children 6 & under. 805-238-9940. pomarjunction. com/events/. Pomar Junction Vineyards & Winery, 5036 S. El Pomar Dr., Templeton.

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ELIJAH OCEAN LIVE Aug. 12, 7-10 p.m. $12/17. 805-691-9413. standingsunwines.com. Standing Sun Wines, 92 2nd St., Buellton.

THE DARK SIDE

Learn to embrace your dark side at Are You Afraid of the Darks?, a free art demo by Carol Timson Ball, Aug. 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Art Center Morro Bay. Ball will demonstrate on the use of dark colors to illuminate light. For further info email artcentermorrobay@gmail.org, or call 772-2504. DOGS Outdoor concert features Julie & the Bad

JAZZ VESPERS CONCERT The Ron McCarley

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

Trio performs in a special jazz themed spiritual setting. Aug. 13, 4-5:30 p.m. Free, Donations appreciated. 805-543-5451. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo, fpcslo.org.

WINE-DOWN WEDNESDAY FEATURES ANNE MCCUE Special guest Aaron Porter opens. Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m. $15. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles. S A N L U I S O B IS P O

ATMOSPHERE IN CONCERT Atmosphere Welcome to California Tour with special guests ZuluZuluu, Greg Grease, and DJ Just Nine. Tickets can be purchased at Boo Boo Records or Ticketfly. Aug. 12, 7 p.m. $29.50-$33. Historic Fremont Theatre, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 546-8600. AUTHOR READING WITH LIVE MUSIC - DIANE DIAMOND AND KRISTEN BLACK This event will feature readings from Diamond’s new book, Poisoned! How to Ruin a Life and an acoustic performance by Ms. Black. Book signing available after the performance. Aug. 19, 2-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-781-5989. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

CABARET 805 Live vocals in the Cabaret styling singing with live pianists. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. No cover. Stax Wine & Beer Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 805-772-5055.

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

HAWAIIAN SUMMER CONCERT WITH STEVEN ESPANIOLA Award-winning recording artist Steven Espaniola returns to San Luis Obispo with a performance of traditional Hawaiian and original slack key guitar and ukulele music. Hula group Hoapili Pomaika’i Aloha to perform hula. Light refreshments will be available. Aug. 19, 7-9:30 p.m. $20.00. 805-878-6793. santamariahula.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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LIPBONE REDDING LIVE Redding weaves funky rhythms, catchy originals, brash humor, soulful singing, and inventive guitar playing with percussive vocal sounds such his astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning. Special guests include Katie Chappell, Eddie West, John Alan Connerley, Swearingen & Kelli, and Kate Steinway. Aug. 15, 6:30-9 p.m. Free!. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Bang The Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo.

RAY CHANG TRIO LIVE Featuring Ray Chang, James Gallardo, and Leon Ledeaux. Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m. Stax Wine & Beer Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 805-772-5055. S O U T H C OA S T S L O C O U N T Y

CENTRAL COAST FIDDLERS JAM SESSION The Central Coast Fiddlers invite musicians, dancers, and listeners to their jam session. All string instruments welcome. There will be classic country, bluegrass, and oldies music, along with refreshments. Aug. 13, 1:15-3:30 p.m. Free. 805937-2238. centralcoastfiddlers.org. Arroyo Grande Community Center, 211 Vernon St., Arroyo Grande.

GENERATION GAP BAND LIVE Aug. 18, 5:308:30 p.m. Free. 805-489-9099. branchstreetdeli. com/livemusic. Branch Street Deli, 203 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande. MONTE MILLS AND THE LUCKY HORSESHOE BAND Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band will perform in the Village of Arroyo Grande. El Camino Art Association will be the featured non-profit. Aug. 13, 1 p.m. Free. 805-473-2250. agvillageconcerts.com. Heritage Square Park, 201 Nelson St., Arroyo Grande. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

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

RIPTIDE BIG BAND PLAYS THE RATPACK Sponsored by Santa Maria Valley Sr. Club and Community Foundation of SLO. Aug. 13, 1:30-4 p.m. Free. 775-843-2830. RiptideBB.com. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria.

Country Two Step is easy to learn and fun. Starting with the basics first then moving to a variety of patterns to make anyone feel comfortable on the dance floor. Thursdays, 6:15-7 p.m. $8 per person. 805-680-5695. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

EVERYBODY CAN DANCE Everybody Can Dance presents adult/teen ballet workout classes. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. 937-6753. everybodycandance. webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. INTRODUCTORY BALLET 1 Tuesdays, 5 p.m. 937-6753. everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. INTRODUCTORY BALLET 2 Wednesdays, 6 p.m. and Fridays 937-6753. everybodycandance.webs. com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. INTRODUCTORY BALLET 3 Wednesdays, 6 p.m. 937-6753. everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. LINE DANCING Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. $5. 9379750. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

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WHY WORLD PEACE IS POSSIBLE Public presentation by Paul Chappell, Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), an Iraq War veteran, West Point graduate, international speaker, and author of five books. Aug. 20, 2-3:30 p.m. Free (free-will offering received for Nuclear Age Peace Foundarion). 805400-0182. simpleliving.startlogic.com/PasoPeace. html. St. James Episcopal Church, 514-14th St., Paso Robles. S A N L U IS O B IS P O

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

CORNERS OF THE MOUTH A monthly poetry reading. This month features El Habib Louai from Morocco and Youssef Aloui of Morro Bay. Open reading to follow. Aug. 20, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-9033595. languageofthesoul.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo. CULTURE continued page 33


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2993. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria.

LEARN TO COOK WITH THE SUN Solar Cooking

THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY The Santa Maria Valley Genealogical

is a fun, easy, nutritious, efficient, and costeffective way to prepare home-cooked meals even while you’re away all day. Third Saturday of every month, 12:30-2 p.m. through Oct. 21 Free. 805458-1241. Davies Farm, 5009 Jesperson Rd., San Luis Obispo. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

HANCOCK HELLO Students will be able to take a tour of campus, attend workshops, receive student ID card, learn about student clubs and organizations, as well as receive free food and prizes. Aug. 15, 4-7 p.m. Free. 922-6966. Allan Hancock College, 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria. L O M P O C/ VA N D E N B E R G

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

TED AND CONVERSATION The Solvang Library presents a new event that screens an inspiring or thought provoking 18-minute talk from the TED Talks series. Afterwards, the audience explores the topic together over tea and coffee. Third Thursday of every month, 10-10:50 a.m. Free. 688-4214. Solvang Library, 1745 Mission Dr., Solvang.

CLUBS & MEETINGS SAN LUIS OBISPO

BOOK DISCUSSION The book for this discussion is The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. Second Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-539-9374. slolibrary.org/index.php/ adults/book-groups. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

CHAMBER MIXER Join other members for a great networking gathering with refreshments. Aug. 17, 5-7 p.m. 805-925-2403 x816. Merrill Gardens, 1220 N Suey Rd, Santa Maria.

OTAKU CLUB FOR TEENS Join the Otaku Club for teens where you’ll be watching anime and doing a craft. Aug. 11, 4:30 p.m. Free. 805-925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT: MAH JONGG Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 922-

Society holds meetings open to the public. Third Thursday of every month, 2 p.m. SMVGS.org. Cornerstone Community Room, 705 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

TRI CITY SOUND CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL Welcomes all women who are interested in learning about barbershop-style music singing and performing. Thursdays, 6:45-9:30 p.m. 736-7572. Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 4725 S. Bradley Road, Orcutt.

TRIVIA NIGHT Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Free. naughtyoak.com. Naughty Oak Brewing Co., 165 S Broadway St Ste 102, Orcutt.

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NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING A meeting for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction of a loved one. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Free. 805-221-5523. The Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4500 El Camino Real, Atascadero. S A N L U I S O B IS P O

FAMILY CAREGIVERS SELF-CARE SUPPORT GROUP Family caregiving is emotionally, mentally, and physically demanding, and puts the caregiver at increased risk for health problems. Join other family caregivers for an opportunity to share ideas and learn how to care for yourself while you care for your loved one. Mondays-Sundays, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. 805-534-9234. Office at UCP/Ride On Transportaion, 3620 Sacramento Dr., #201, San Luis Obispo.

NAR-ANON - LET IT BEGIN WITH ME Nar Anon is a support group for those who are affected by someone else’s addiction. Tuesdays 458-7655. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1344 Nipomo at Pismo St., San Luis Obispo, ststephensslo.org/. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

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

HELP4HD SUPPORT GROUPS Help4HD Support Groups is the Help 4 Huntington’s disease support group. Second Monday of every month, 12-1:30 p.m. Free. 354-0708. help4hd-international.org. Bethel Lutheran Church, 624 E. Camino Colegio, Santa Maria.

TRUAMA INFORMED PARENTING GROUP Presented by CALM, this is a foster parent class. Tuesdays 965-2376. calm4kids.org. Church For Life, 3130 Skyway Dr., Suite 501, Santa Maria. PHOTO COURTESY OF MELODY MULLIS

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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.

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

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

SILVER EARRINGS WORKSHOP For ages 1017. Register online at slolibrary.org or by calling 473-7163. Aug. 19, 2-3 p.m. Free. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, 473-7164, slolibrary.org.

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YOGA STRETCH Explore yoga postures and increase strength and flexibility. Set to inspiring music and appropriate for beginners. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. email support@getstudiofit.com. 805-776-3676. Cassandra Bodlak, 349 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay, studiofitnessmorrobay.com. NORTH SLO COUNT Y

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

THE GOOD JUJU WORKSHOP Celebrate the heart and soul of your story to enrich and enliven your journey. The Good Juju Workshop is designed to hold that space and to empower you within the circle and where ever you travel beyond it. Led by storyteller and coach, Zette Harbour. Aug. 20, 12-2:30 p.m. $39. 805-441-6688. thejujucompany. com/good-juju-workshop/. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. S A N L U I S O B IS P O $20. 543-9316 Ext. 10. woodshumanesociety. org/news-and-events/event.php?id=347. Woods Humane Society, 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo.

RETREAT WITH REV. HYE WOL SUNIM Sunim is an esteemed Buddhist monk, scholar and author with a meditation center in Pearblossom, CA. He will be giving dharma talks drawn from the Dhammapada, a collection of Buddha’s teachings. There will also be periods of meditation. Aug. 19, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. suggested donation $25-35. 805-559-2413. sites.google.com/site/ crowsendsquirecanyon/. Crows End Retreat Center, 6340 Squire Ct., San Luis Obispo. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

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

Step back in time at the Pioneer Museum in Paso Robles for A Day in the Old West, held Aug. 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. Barbecue, corn on the cob, games, live music, photo ops, and more are on the agenda. Tickets are $50 for adults, $15 for kids 10 to 18, and kids under 10 enter free. To purchase tickets, call 238-6864 or 239-4556.

ADVERTISING SALES Join our team! Do you love Santa Maria? Do you want to help local businesses succeed? So do we! The Sun is a family-owned business that has been part of the community since 2000. Our mission is to publish a great newspaper which is successful and enduring, create a quality work environment that encourages employees to grow, and to have a positive impact on our communities and make it a better place to live. If you want to make a difference and do something that matters then keep reading. The Sun is looking for an individual who cares about building relationships and partnering with local businesses. If you have the heart, we have the tools to train you to be a successful Ad Consultant. You must be self-motivated, ambitious, and an independent person who also wants to be part of a great team. Successful reps will have a sincere desire to help our clients assess their needs and work together to create marketing campaigns that increase their business. Talents: • A curiosity about how different types of businesses work.

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CAL POLY MEN’S SOCCER VS. FRESNO PACIFIC Cal Poly Men’s Soccer is playing a special Soccer in the Community exhibition match against Fresno Pacific. The Mustangs will be signing autographs after the match. Aug. 16, 5 p.m. Free admission; fee for parking. Paso Robles Horse Park, 3801 Hughes Parkway, Paso Robles. SAN LUIS OBISPO

CAL POLY WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. FRESNO STATE Kids can get autographs from the Mustangs after the game! Aug. 13, 4 p.m. Free. Alex. G Spanos Stadium, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297. S O U T H C OA S T S L O C O U N T Y

FIRST ANNUAL MAYOR’S CUP GOLF TOURNAMENT Golf Tournament to benefit the Grover Beach Community Foundation. The Grover Beach Community Foundation is a grant making AUG. 10 – AUG. 17 public charity that is dedicated to 2017 improving the Grover Beach community by bringing together the combined financial resources of individuals, families and businesses to support non-profits. Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Individual golfer: $125, foursome: $500, hole sponsor: $250. 805-265-5401. groverbeachcommunityfoundation.com/. Cypress Ridge Golf Course, 780 Cypress Ridge Pkwy, Arroyo Grande.

LADIES BOOT CAMP Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. through Aug. 17 805-474-9928. tantrumfitness.com/bombshell-bootcamp. Tantrum Fitness, 1590 W Grand Ave, Grover Beach. MOONDOGGIES SURF CAMP Students will learn how to surf, emphasizing water safety and surfing etiquette. Students will also learn how to stand and maneuver on a surfboard, and how to spot and avoid riptides. Basic swimming skills required. Tuesdays-Thursdays. through Aug. 10 $115. 7737063. Moondoggies, 781 Dolliver St., Pismo Beach. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

SANTA MARIA COLOR VIBE 5K Participants can run, walk, or dance their way past four color stations where they are blasted with vibrant, colored powders. Aug. 12, 7 a.m. $65. thecolorvibe.com/eventguide-santamaria2017.pdf. Santa Maria Elks Club, 4040 Highway 101, Santa Maria.

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The Paso Robles Downtown City Park will host the annual Trading Day, Kids’ Day in the Park, and Kids’ Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 19. This free event features vendors of arts, crafts, and other miscellanea. Go to pasoroblesdowntown.org to learn more. Santa Margarita Library, 9630 Murphy Ave, Santa Margarita. S A N L U I S O B IS P O

ACORN ADVENTURES GUIDED HIKING TOUR Enjoy a breezy hike with your children along the Discovery Trail! Let your children learn art and science from wildlife friends and share their imagination through story telling. Aug. 18, 2-4 p.m. Suggested donation $2 per person. 805-541-1400 x303. slobg.org/hiking/. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

MEET THE LOCAL WILD ANIMALS Pacific

Integrating mindfulness, yoga, and socialemotional learning to develop the essential life skills of emotional intelligence.Ages 4-18, flexible scheduling, approved Vendor for Inspire Charter. Mondays-Saturdays mindfulkindfulyouniversity. com. Mindful Kindful YOUniversity, 1520 4th St., Los Osos, 805-270-5523.

Wildlife Care wildlife educator, Tera Galanti, will introduce you to an American kestrel, screech owl, and opossum. Aug. 12, 1-2 p.m. Suggested $5 for Garden members / $10 for public. Kids enter free. 805-541-1400 x 303. slobg.org/wild/. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES FOR YOUTHS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS

WIZARD’S SCHOOL OF MUSIC SUMMER CAMP

Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions are designed for ages 7-10, and afternoon sessions are for ages 11-14. Saturday art workshops are great for families, couples and friends. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m. through Aug. 10 $20 per class; Saturday workshops: $20, $30 per family. 772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. NORTH SLO COUNT Y

FAMILY FUN END OF SUMMER PARTY Bring the whole family for fun on the waterslide, kiddie pools, and playground. There will also be popsicles, homemade ice cream, and a barbecue dinner. Aug. 13, 3-7 p.m. Free. 805-466-2566. atascaderoumc. org. Atascadero United Methodist Church, 11605 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

TEMPLETON TENNIS RANCH KIDS SUMMER CAMPS Includes tennis, pickleball, games, arts, and crafts. Two age groups: 7-12 & 13-17. Healthy snacks provided, lunch may be purchased. Through Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Aug. 10 $195. 4349605. ttrtennis.com. Templeton Tennis Ranch, 345 Championship Ln., Templeton.

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

Your child will enjoy music games and activities that center around a wizarding theme! Students receive a wand for conducting, a stuffed owl, camp T-shirt, and much more. Suitable for all levels of musical experience. For ages 7-15. Through Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $225 for the week. 805801-2472. lyricsandmelodiesdl.com. Lyrics and Melodies Studio, 950 Los Osos Valley Rd. Ste. B, Los Osos.

YOUTH AIKIDO CLASSES Kids have fun, stay fit, make friends, gain important life skills for today’s world, and learn to deal with bullies without becoming one. Aiki-Mites (age 4-6) class is at 3pm on Tuesdays. Aiki-Kids (age 7-12) classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm. Pre-registration required. Tuesdays, Thursdays. through Sept. 28 $50-75 /mo. 805-544-8866. aikidosanluisobispo. com. Budo Ryu, 3536 South Higuera St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C OA S T S L O C O U N T Y

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

STORYTIME Preschool kids ages 3-5 and their guardians, are invited to share in stories, songs, and more. Wednesdays, Thursdays, 10:30-11

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a.m. through Aug. 31 Free. 805-473-7161. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

and children 9 and up. Fridays, 4-5 p.m. Free. 688-3115. Buellton Library, 140 W. Highway 246, Buellton.

TODDLER STORYTIME Share stories, songs,

SANTA MARIA VALLEY RAILWAY HISTORICAL MUSEM The Santa Maria Valley Railway Historical

finger plays, and bubbles. Created for toddlers ages 18 months and up, this story time welcomes all children. Tuesdays, 4:30-5 p.m. through Aug. 31 Free. 805-473-7161. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

AFTERNOON ART TIME Afternoon Art Time is a workshop taught by local artists from the Valley Art Gallery. Tickets are available beginning Aug 9. Ages 6 through 11. Aug. 16, 4 p.m. 805-925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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

DANCES For participants ages 13 and older with developmental disabilities. A luau themed dance takes place July 21, and a sports themed dance takes place Aug. 18. Aug. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 8758100. cityoflompoc.com/parks_rec/. Anderson Recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut Ave., Lompoc. GET READY! SOLAR ECLIPSE Come to the Library and find out how to safely view a solar eclipse. Aug. 18, 4 p.m. 805-925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

INTRO TO STEM WITH LEGO Use Legos to build engineer-designed products such as boats, merrygo-rounds and more for kids ages 5 to 7 years-old. Aug. 10, 9 a.m.-noon and Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-noon 875-8100. cityoflompoc.com/parks_rec/anderson. htm. Anderson Recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut Ave., Lompoc.

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT A free evening of activities and care for children age 3 through the 6th grade, beginning with a simple meal. Aug. 18, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-922-6601. bethelsantamaria.org. Bethel Lutheran Church, 624 E. Camino Colegio, Santa Maria.

READALOUD The Buellton Library presents ReadAloud, a play-reading group for adults, teens

Museum features a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, railroad artifacts and diorama. Second Saturday of every month, 12-4 p.m. 714-4927. Santa Maria Transit Center, Miller and Boone Streets, Santa Maria.

STEM CHALLENGE WITH LEGO The event teaches kids ages 7 to 12 years to apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture to designing projects Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m. and Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m. 688-1082. cityoflompoc.com/parks_ rec/anderson.htm. Anderson Recreation Center, 125 W. Walnut Ave., Lompoc. L O M P O C/ VA N D E N B E R G

MOVIES IN THE PARK Ryon Park presents Little Giants. Aug. 11, 7:30-8 p.m. 875-8100. lompocvalleyfestivals.com. Ryon Park, 800 W. Ocean Ave., Lompoc.

SPIRITUAL S A N L U I S 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 OA S T S L O C O U N T Y

YOUTH SERVICES The City Church Central Coast holds youth services for junior high school students. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Free. 929-8990. thecitycc.org. Faith Life Community Church, 726 W Tefft St, Nipomo. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ L O S A L A M O S

WISDOM READINGS WITH ANNKATHLEEN AnnKathleen has been reading the Tarot and Oracle Cards for over 25 years. Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $25.00-$85.00. 805598-1509. divining.weebly.com. Divine Inspiration, 947 E Orange St, Santa Maria. CULTURE continued page 35


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Fridays. Through Sept. 30 Free. 331-4744. Town Center West, Broadway and Main, Santa Maria.

VOLUNTEERS

ORCUTT FARMERS MARKET Presents local

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

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

LAGUNA LAKE COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKDAY The city of SLO is installing a community garden that will be irrigated with purple pipe, meaning reclaimed water, and include a food forest. Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-noon Laguna Lake Community Garden, 11175 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo, onecoolearth.org.

LITERACY FOR LIFE: VOLUNTEER TUTOR TRAINING Literacy for Life is looking for volunteer tutors to teach non-literate adults how to speak, read, and write in English in one-on-one sessions at learning centers across the county. Tutors must go to both training sessions. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. through Aug. 19 $25. 805-541-4219. literacyforlifeslo.org/become-a-tutor. php. Union Bank, 995 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

FOOD & DRINK FARMERS MARKETS SAN LUIS OBISPO

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

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

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

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

DOWNTOWN FRIDAYS Features fresh produce, live music, food booths, arts and crafts, and more.

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

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

FESTIVALS L O M P O C/ VA N D E N B E R G

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

EVENTS N O R T H C OA S T S L O C O U N T Y

SECRETS OF THE MASTER PRESERVERS Learn to freeze and dry herbs with presenter Jennifer Codron. Aug. 19, 1 p.m. Free. 548-0597. Blue C Community Garden, 1968 11th St., Los Osos, ecologistics.org/blue-c-garden/. NORTH SLO COUNT Y

19TH ANNUAL PASO ROBLES ROTARY WINEMAKERS’ COOKOFF The annual Paso Robles BBQ cookoff helps fund scholarships for local high school seniors. 35 wineries and breweries will get grilling and pair their wine, brews, and BBQ. Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m. $85/per person, $45/designated driver. 805-238-9607. winemakerscookoff.com. Paso Robles Event Center, 2198 Riverside Ave., Paso Robles. S A N L U I S O B IS P O

COMMUNITY VEGAN POTLUCK Every third Tuesday of the Month. Includes short films and discussions. Third Tuesday of every month, 6-8 p.m. through Aug. 15 Free with admission. 2347279. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 2201 Lawton Ave., San Luis Obispo.

WOODSTOCK’S SLO PINT NIGHT With the first pint as low as $5, Woodstock’s gives half-off refills in the same glass. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. Free. 805-541-4420. woodstocksslo.com. Woodstock’s Pizza, 1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. WOODSTOCK’S SLO TRIVIA NIGHT For trivia aficionados and fun-lovers alike! Tuesdays, 9-11 p.m. Free. 805-541-4420. woodstocksslo.com/ events/. Woodstock’s Pizza, 1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. ∆ PHOTO COURTESY OF JERRY DE WILDE

GO WILDE

Photographer Jerry de Wilde’s most recent work includes large landscapes of the Pacific Coastline, American Southwest, and Scotland. You can see a collection of Wilde’s photos in an exhibit at Gallery at Marina Square in Morro Bay through Aug. 29. An opening reception will take place Aug. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 772-1068 for additional info.

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Artifacts Puppy makes three BY RYAH COOLEY

IMAGES COURTESY OF ETHEL LANDERS

Equality and art for all

Got dreams of big art and big money? Make both happen by submitting your design for a large-scale mural in downtown Atascadero. Artists are invited to submit a sketch for a mural competition to celebrate Women’s Equality Day in Atascadero. The project will reference the history of Atascadero, which was originally founded in 1913 as “The Women’s Republic,” a utopian community that would champion women’s rights. The successful submission will receive $10,000 to produce a large-scale mural on a wall in downtown Atascadero. All submissions must be in PDF format and submitted via email to zzappas@gmail.com by Aug. 29, Women’s Equality Day. Name, address, email, and telephone of the artist should be attached. All entries will be judged by a panel of regional artists and a local historian. The winner will be announced in a proclamation on Colony Days in October.

Back in the day

Take a walk down to the corner of Monterey Street and Johnson Avenue in San Luis Obispo and take a step back in time with a peek at a new public art installation. A lovely panoramic photo, taken from Terrace Hill in SLO in 1930 has been installed as public art on the building at the corner of Monterey and Johnson, courtesy of Crew Wealth Management, a financial management firm owned by William Henry Crew. The photo was taken by a SLO photographer named Frank Aston, whose work is in the collection of the BennettLoomis Archives in Arroyo Grande. The photo was taken with a rotating panoramic camera. The original film is approximately 8 inches tall and about 50 inches in length. The photo is printed on sheets of aluminum coated with a special photo surface.

Drift over to your creative side

Get some rad décor for your wall without paying that hefty Etsy price on Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at a Driftwood Wall Hangings workshop at Left Coast Art Studio in Los Osos. Danille Churchill, a native Central Coast artist, will guide you in creating a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, driftwood wall hanging by teaching knotting and tassel making techniques. All materials are provided. The cost is $65 per person. Visit leftcoastartstudio.com for more information. Δ —Ryah Cooley

Nipomo author’s book teaches kids to care for pets

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hile the most popular toy may change with each holiday season, there’s one gift that will make any kid speechless with joy: a puppy to call their own. Dog mom and Nipomo author Ethel Landers knows a thing or two about caring for puppies. The SLO Gay and Lesbian Alliance Center art gallery curator is also a longtime volunteer with groups like the Santa Maria Humane Society. About 14 years ago while studying art in her 50s at Cal Poly, Landers was tasked with an assignment that tapped into one of her dreams: create the illustrations for the prototype of a book. “I always wanted to do a book that taught children how to care for pets,” Landers said. And fresh off the presses as of late July is Landers’ new book, Every Puppy Needs, which teaches kids the basics of caring for their new furry family member in English and Spanish. The story is written at a third-grade reading level under the pen name Grandma Tink, with the words and illustrations crafted by Landers. Grandma Tink’s grandson Noah lives with her and wants to adopt his very own puppy so they go to a shelter and bring home Jack the dog. Through Noah’s journey, kids learn about feeding their pups twice a day; providing them with clean, fresh water and a dog bed inside of the house; and taking them to the vet to get fixed. Landers knows firsthand how life changing the love of a dog can be to a kid. “I was adopted and I was an only child,” Landers said. “My best friends were the dogs and pets I grew up with.” Landers self-published Every Puppy Needs through Amazon’s Create Space, raising the $5,400 to get the project off the ground through GoFundMe. For about every two books sold, Landers will donate one book to kids in local schools. She also started the group Grandma’s Friends so that she and a few other ladies can read the book to kids in school. They’ll start out focusing on schools in the Santa Maria and Nipomo areas, although Landers hopes to eventually expand to North SLO County as well. She said she chose to focus on areas with higher poverty levels. She knows from her days of writing grants for the Santa Maria Humane Society that they tend to have higher instances of animal neglect and abuse. The idea is that kids will read the book to their parents and grandparents at home and influence several generations’ ideas on pet care. Today Landers shares her home in Nipomo with her partner and their three dogs, Jane, Leia, and Carrie, who are all rescue pups in one way or another. “I’m really hoping we can save animals one kid at a time and raise a generation that’s compassionate and giving to animals,” Landers said. Δ Arts Editor Ryah Cooley must pet all the puppies at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

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PUPPY CARE 101 Every Puppy Needs by Nipomo author Ethel Landers teaches kids the basics of puppy care, like feeding their pet twice a day and providing them with fresh, clean water.

Ruff reading

Every Puppy Needs by Grandma Tink (aka Ethel Landers) is available for purchase on Amazon for $9.99. Proceeds from the book go to donating books to local schools. Landers will also be signing copies of her book on Aug. 19 at a fundraiser for the local nonprofit Animals in Need at the Birch Wood Garden Barn & Home in Nipomo from 3 to 7 p.m. To help Landers donate books to local kids, search “Grandma Tink’s Every Puppy Book,” on gofundme.com. DOG MOMMIN’ Author Ethel Landers lives with her three fur babies, Jane, Leia, and Carrie.

GOOD DOGGOS Copies of Ethel Landers’ book. Every Puppy Needs, will be donated to local schools to teach kids about proper pet care.

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For the moment Tibetan monks to create temporary sand mandalas in SLO

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fter four days filled with hours of meticulously perfecting each and every detail of their masterpiece, the artists ceremoniously destroyed it. It wasn’t the first time. It definitely wouldn’t be the last time. But for the Tibetan monks of the Drepung Gomang monastery, there is no attachment to their carefully crafted sand mandalas. A handful of their members will make their way to the Central Coast for a tour of the area, where locals can watch their artistic process and engage with the Tibetan culture, starting with a stint at the King David’s Masonic Lodge in San Luis Obispo on Aug. 15 and moving on to Paso Robles on Aug. 21. “They have a number of purposes [for the tour],” said Anne Walter, director for the Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion. “The first is to share the message of compassion and understanding.” The Tibetan monks are currently based in South India, as they are refugees in exile from their home country by the communist Chinese government that has controlled Tibet since 1959. Through their annual tour of the United States, the monks aim to share their dying Tibetan culture and raise funds for living expenses for their 7,000 members. The art of mandalas is an ancient tradition where a basic outline, often of a geometric design, is penciled or chalked onto a board. Grains of very fine colored sand are then distributed onto the board using tapered metal tubes. The image is usually created over a period of several days, with one to four monks working on it at a time. According to Walter, the mandala embodies the universe in harmony and often represents a scared meditational deity or person. “While it’s being created, it’s a very prayerful process with the idea that what’s being created is very sacred,” Walter said. At the closing ceremony, prayers are

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FOR A LIMITED TIME The finished mandala that the Tibetan monks of the Drepung Gomang monastery will create in SLO will be on display in its entirety for a limited time before it’s swept up during the closing ceremony.

One grain at a time

Monks from the Drepung Gomang monastery will host an opening ceremony at the King David’s Masonic Lodge in SLO Aug. 15 at 9 a.m., with daily Mandala viewings through Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The closing ceremony will be on Aug. 18 starting at 4 p.m. For more information on events in Paso Robles and Santa Maria, visit the Drepung Gomang Tour of the Central Coast event page on Facebook.

centered on the theme of the mandala— such as world peace—and the completed design is swept up and placed in running water to send good vibes out into the community. Walter said the mandala could be destroyed anywhere from an hour to a day after it’s finished. While destroying such finely crafted work may be puzzling to some artists, the monks don’t see it that way, according to one member of the monastery who spoke to Walter via a translator. “There is no strong feeling because

METICULOUS Watch the monks of the Drepung Gomang monastery craft a mandala design from grains of colored sand at the King David’s Masonic Lodge in SLO starting Aug. 15.

it’s part of their work,” the monastery member and former tour member said. “They don’t have an attachment to it. But when I see people cry sometimes during the dissolution, I feel sad for them.” Walter said that people who attend the closing ceremony often go home with some of the sand to put in their garden. She also said that people are moved by witnessing the creation of the mandala and are often inspired to be better people by watching such a creative, peaceful process. “To see the work that goes into it and the release has a profound impact,” Walter said. Δ Arts Editor Ryah Cooley is living in the moment at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

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Heartache’s poet laureate John Moreland plays BarrelHouse Brewing “

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here’s a scar on my soul, so let me down easy/ Break my heart sweetly, like you always do/ I guess I can’t let go ’til you wreck me completely / Break my heart sweetly, drape me in blue,” John Moreland sings on “Break My Heart Sweetly,” a tender, heart-wrenching ballad off In the Throes, his 2013 breakout album. The singer-songwriter has a knack for boiling his lyrics down to their bare essence, sweeping away the clutter to get to the raw, naked, emotional core. “You’re talking with your mouth full of fury/ And finding ghosts inside the dial/ Running from the Armageddon jury/ Born to put your love on trial/ So darling, leave a key under the door mat/ I’m coming blind around the bend/ Soaked to the bone in revelation/ Begging you to get me lost again,” he sings on his newest album, Big Bad Luv released earlier this year. These somber laments have won him a legion of fans, in part because they get to the heart of the love/loss coin, which in Moreland’s world flips endlessly. “Well these angels in my eardrums they can’t tell bad from good/ I lived inside these melodies just to make sure I still could/ And I cried all night even though I’m wrong/ Said honey hold me close make it feel like home/ Cause your love’s bad enough to burn all night/ Sometimes love is a losing fight,” he sings on “Heart’s Too Heavy” off his 2015 album High on Tulsa Heat. This Sunday, Aug. 13, Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents host John Moreland at BarrelHouse Brewing (6 p.m.; all ages; $15 presale at ticketfly.com or $20 at the door), part of his current world tour that’s been making its way down the West Coast from Oregon. After this stop and one more at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, he’ll travel to the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, and the U.K. before returning to the East Coast and back across the U.S. He doesn’t return to his home in Tulsa until December. Several shows in Europe and the U.S. have already sold out, months in advance. It’s a testament his perseverance and raw talent because visually Moreland—overweight with an unkempt beard—is an unlikely star. In our looks-obsessed, shallow world, his talent shines bright beyond appearance. His musical heroes include Steve Earle, Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt—all of whom should be flattered by his nod in their direction. His songs are truly a revelation. He’s also willing to spend long stretches on the road. Maybe Moreland’s used to bouncing around. His peripatetic youth found him living in Texas, Kentucky, and finally Oklahoma all by the age of 10, when he first took up the guitar. His youth was spent playing in punk and hardcore

JOYOUSLY SAD Amazing singersongwriter John Moreland plays BarrelHouse Brewing on Aug.13.

bands, but he finally settled on his current sound in 2011 when he released Earthbound Blues. His TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert brought the audience to a rare standing ovation. He’s one of those artists that when you first experience him, you’re in awe. Heartache never sounded so beautiful. He’s a poet with a rusty-pipe voice. Big Bad Luv is a much more rocking album than his previous three, but it’s still full of the lyrical imagery that’s brought him to the cusp of stardom, a place he never imagined being. “I expected to just play in the corner of the bar and have people not really pay attention, make $100, go home and go to work the next morning, doing something I didn’t like,” Moreland said in press materials. “So, yeah, I didn’t really expect to be here. But, then, on the other hand, I did. I feel like I’m good enough to be here. And I’ve always been confident, even when I probably shouldn’t have been. I knew I was an outsider. I didn’t have a lot of faith in the music industry to let me in. But I guess they have. To some extent. That’s what I hoped for, but I wasn’t sure that would be how it worked.” Big Bad Luv also feels a bit more optimistic. “I don’t think I’m writing songs that are that much different,” Moreland said. “It’s always been a positive thing at STARKEY continued page 42

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heart, even if a song isn’t sunshine and rainbows. At the very least my songs have been a way to exorcise negative feelings so that I can move on. And hopefully they provide that same experience to listeners. So that’s what I’m still doing. I think it’s a positive thing. I think this record, there’s definitely a change in attitude, but it’s the same point of view.” He’s still flipping that coin. “But ain’t we gold/ Ain’t we blue/ Ain’t

Strictly Starkey life hard/ Ain’t love true/ Baby, it’s a good thing/ Baby, it’s a good thing/ Baby, it’s a good good thing I got you.” —“Ain’t We Gold” off Big Bad Luv. Good Medicine Presents also brings you the Johnny Cash tribute act Cash’d Out at Presqu’ile Winery on Saturday, Aug. 12, with opening act the Drive-In Romeos (doors at 5 p.m.; all ages; $20 at ticketfly.com) Numbskull and Good Medicine team up to present hip-hop duo Atmosphere on their Welcome to California Tour PHOTO COURTESY OF COREY LEAL

with special guests ZuluZuluu, Greg Grease, and DJ Just Nine at the Fremont Theater on Saturday, Aug. 12 (7 p.m.; all ages; $29.50 presale at ticketfly.com or $33 at the door). Rappers DJ Quik and Scarface— performing with a live band!—play a Numbskull and Good Medicine show at the Fremont Theater on Wednesday, Aug. 16 (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $32 presale at ticketfly. com or meet and greet tickets for $132). Finally, go buy your tickets before they’re gone for country stars Cody Johnson with opener Josh Ward, who play next Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Fremont Theater (7 p.m.; all ages; $22 presale at ticketfly.com or $25 at the door).

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CAL-COUNTRY-SOUL SoCal revivalist Corey Leal brings his blend of blues, soul, and quintessential California rock sounds to Frog and Peach on Aug. 16 to 17, and Last Stage West on Aug. 19. PHOTO COURTESY OF ANNE MCCUE

Two of rock’s most storied performers are teaming up for a co-headlining tour that will make a stop at Vina Robles Amphitheatre this Wednesday, Aug. 16 (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $50 to $230 at vinaroblesamphitheatre.com). I’m talking Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, baby! McDonald—a one-time member of Steely Dan—is perhaps best known for his work as singer and keyboardist for the Doobie Brothers. His soulful, falsetto vocals made hits out of songs such as “Takin’ It to the Street,” “It Keeps You Running,” “Minute by Minute,” and “What a Fool Believes.” Boz Scaggs hit it big on his 1976 album Silk Degrees, which yielded hits such as “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle,” and he went on to score more radio gold with “Breakdown Dead Ahead” and “Jo Jo.” Scaggs’ last record, 2015’s A Fool to Care, found him traipsing across a variety of musical landscapes, from the New Orleans rumble of the title track to the social commentary of “Hell to Pay.” This September, McDonald will be releasing Wide Open, his first new album since 2008’s Soul Speak. These two have been part of rock ’n’ roll history since the ’70s, and they can still deliver the goods!

More music … NASHVILLE SONGSTRESS Anne McCue plays Sculpterra’s next Wine-Down Wednesday show on Aug. 16. PHOTO BY SHARON BLOOM

Digisaurus, an L.A.-based electronic pop/rock act, plays the Frog and Peach Pub next Thursday, Aug. 10 (10 p.m.; 21-and-older; free). Digisaurus is the solo act brainchild of artist and producer James Allison, originally from London. He’s done guitar, synth, and vocal works with Weezer, Crystal Castles, and J. Roddy Walston & The Business. PHOTO COURTESY OF DIGISAURUS

FUNKY BURN Burning James and the Funky Flames play Castoro Cellars on Aug. 12, in a multi band blues, soul, and funk show.

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SYNTH, BABY LA-based electronic pop/ rock act Digisaurus (James Allison) plays Frog and Peach on Aug. 10.

Boatzart returns this Sunday, Aug. 13 (noon to 1 p.m.; all ages; free), at the Back Bay Café near the pier in Baywood. Cal Poly’s Dr. Keith Waibel will lead his six-man clarinet group, and people are expected to arrive by both land and sea. “There will be a 5-foot-5-inch tide at 12 noon, and we usually get about 30-plus small boats and 200 people arriving by car, bike, or walking,” organizer Stanley Stern said. Expect anything from ragtime to Broadway tunes. Blistering hot blues, funk, and soul acts the Irene Cathaway Blues Band and Burning James and the Funky Flames join up for Hot Summer Soul, a red-hot show at Castoro Cellars this Saturday, Aug. 12 (noon to 6 p.m.; all ages; $20 presale at brownpapertickets.com or $25 at the door). L.A.-based Cathaway and her band, joined by local guitarist Dorian Michael, will bring the blues and soul; the Funky Flames will deliver the funk. As a special treat, soul and gospel band Burning, Bad and Cool—featuring members of both bands—opens the show. Bon Temps Creole Café will be serving up tasty Cajun food! SLO County musical treasure Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band will bring their classic country sounds to the Arroyo Grande Village Summer Concerts series on Sunday, Aug. 13, in the Rotary Bandstand (1 p.m.; all ages; free). A farrier and auctioneer by trade, Mills is an old-school yodeling cowboy! San Francisco-based experimental indie alt-rock act Known To Collapse plays Frog and Peach this Sunday, Aug. 13 (10 p.m.; 21-and-older; free). The evening will close out with a set from Portland-based indie-stomp-pop duo Family Mansion, which uses looping technology to layer their sound. Nashville-based singer-songwriter Anne McCue will be bringing her rockin’ and swingin’ sounds to Sculpterra Winery this Wednesday, Aug. 16 (7 p.m.; $15; call 226-8881 for more info). McCue recently released Blue Sky Thinkin’, her sixth studio album. She played guitar on Robyn Hitchcock’s latest release and has recently produced albums for artists Emma Swift, Scott Miller, and Ellen Starski. Alt-country icon Lucinda Williams considers herself a fan, saying, “Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform … I was floored!” Central Coast native Aaron Porter will open the show. Corey Leal—part of the SoCal revivalists Wish and the Well, a group inspired by The Byrds, Gram Parsons, and The Band—will tour through the county as a duo this week, starting with a show at Frog and Peach on Wednesday, Aug. 16 (10 p.m.; 21-and-older; free). Expect soulful and cosmic country tracks from Darling, Darling, Wish and the Well’s debut record. These are sparse but beautiful songs that blend blues, soul, and quintessential California rock sounds. See Leal again at Frog and Peach on Thursday, Aug. 17 (8:15 to 9 p.m.; 21-and-older; free), and at Last Stage West on Saturday, Aug. 19 (6 p.m.; all ages; free). “I grew up on soul and doo-wop,” Leal said in press materials. “That focus on hooks and melody has always stuck with me. I try to write happy melodies with heartfelt and sentimental lyrics. You know, really depressing shit.” ∆ Keep up with New Times Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey via Twitter at twitter. com/glenstarkey, friend him at facebook. com/glenstarkey, or contact him at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.


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THE CLIFFS RESORT: 2757 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach, 773-5000, cliffsresort.com. FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING CO.: Singer/Songwriter Night every Wed. from 8-10pm. 1462 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, 474-8525, figmtnbrew.com. 8/12: Matt Cross from 8:30-10pm; 8/19: 33rpm from 8:30-10:30pm. HARRY’S NIGHT CLUB AND BEACH BAR: Cypress and Pomeroy, downtown Pismo Beach, 773-1010. Thurs.: Front Row Karaoke. 8/10: Steve Tracy at 7:30pm; 8/11: Tommy Lee and the Portigees at 7:30pm; 8/12: Tommy Lee and the Portigees at 7:30pm; 8/13: DJ Camote at 5pm and JAWZ Karaoke at 9pm; 8/14: Steve Tracy Project at 7:30pm; 8/15: Juan Marquez and Double Shot at 7:30pm; 8/16: Juan Marquez and Double Shot at 7:30pm; 8/17: DJ Camote at 5pm and JAWZ Karaoke at 9pm; 8/18: Stinger at 9pm; 8/19: Tommy Lee and the Portigees at 3pm and Stinger at 9pm; 8/20: Football at 3pm and 6250 at 9pm. LIDO RESTAURANT AT DOLPHIN BAY: 2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach, 7734300 or thedolphinbay.com. Live music Tues., Thurs., and Fri. from 5-8pm. MONGO’S SALOON: 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 489-3639. Open blues jam every Wed.: DJ Drumz every Fri.; Karaoke with DJ Sam every Sun. 8/12: About Time at 3pm and Nothing But Trouble at 9pm; 8/19: Noach Tangeras at 3pm and Explode the Machine at 9pm. MR. RICK’S: 404 Front St., Avila Beach, 595-7425. 8/11: Tommy Lee and the Portigees; 8/12: Three4all at 8:30pm; 8/13: Tommy Lee at 1pm; 8/18: James River Band at 8pm; 8/19: John Wessel and the Gig Poachers at 8pm; 8/20: DJ Sparx at 3pm. PUFFERS OF PISMO: 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, 773-6563, puffersofpismo.com. Live music every Tues. from 6:30-9:30pm, and most Fri. and Sat. from 7-10pm. 8/10: James and Dorian at 7pm; 8/11: Taproots at 7pm; 8/12: Toan Chau at 7pm; 8/15: Side Effects at 6:30pm; 8/17: Open Mic with Ron Pagan at 7pm; 8/18: Duet 2 It at 7pm; 8/19: Brian Black at 7pm. SEAVENTURE: 100 Ocean View, Pismo Beach,

773-4994. Live music every Wed. from 6-9pm, Fri. from 6-9pm; and Sun. from 2-6pm.

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BANG THE DRUM BREWERY: 950 Orcutt Rd., 242-8372, bangthedrumbrewery.com. BARRELHOUSE BREWING CO. SPEAKEASY: 1033 Chorro St. 296-1128, barrelhousebrewing.com. BON TEMPS CREOLE CAFE: 1000 Olive St., 544-2100. Zydeco music, live blues, and jazz on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. FROG & PEACH PUB: 728 Higuera St., 595-3764. 8/10: Digisaurus; 8/11: Reggae Night; 8/12: Truth About Seafood; 8/13: Family Manson and Known to Collapse; 8/14: Toan’s Open Jam; 8/15: Naked Walrus; 8/16: Corey Leal Duo; 8/17: The Head; 8/18: Reggae Night; 8/19: Civil Youth. THE GRADUATE: 990 Industrial Way, 541096, slograd.com. 8/10: Country Night from 8pm-2am; 8/11: Noche Caliente from 10pm-2am; 8/17: Country Night from 8pm-2am; 8/18: Noche Caliente from 10pm-2am. KREUZBERG COFFEE COMPANY: 685 Higuera St., 439-2060, kreuzbergcalifornia. com. Open mic night every Wed. THE LIBRARY BAR AND LOUNGE: 723 Higuera St., 542-0199. LINNAEA’S CAFE: 1110 Garden St., 541-5888. LUNA RED: 1023 Chorro St., 540-5243. MOTHER’S TAVERN: 725 Higuera St, 5418733, motherstavern.com. Live music every Fri. from 7:30-10:30pm. NOVO RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE: 726 Higuera St., 543-3986, novorestaurant.com. SLO BREW: 736 Higuera St., 543-1843, slowbrew.com. STEYNBERG GALLERY: 1531 Monterey St. 5470278. 8/10: Chansons d’amour at 7pm. TAP IT BREWING COMPANY: Clarion Ct., 545-7702, tapitbrewing.com. 8/11: Bryom Brothers; 8/18: TrueZion.

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ASUNCION RIDGE: 725 12th St. Paso Robles, 237-1425. Live music Fridays and

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from 1-4pm. 8/13: Aloud; 8/20: Kyle Williams. TOOTH & NAIL WINERY: 3090 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles, 369-6100. 8/12: Anthony Smith, Wynn Varble, and William Jones. VINA ROBLES VINEYARDS AND WINERY: 3700 Mill Rd. Highway 46 E. Paso Robles, 227-4812, vinarobles.com. Live music every Sat. from 1-4pm. 8/12: Youth Saturday Live; 8/19: Ron Papes.

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THE BAD GUY Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), also known as the Man in Black, seeks to destroy the Dark Tower and bring evil to the universe.

Formulaic but fun D anish writer-director Nikolaj when Jake’s mom and stepdad decide to Arcel (A Royal Affair) helms send him to a special mental home, but this adventure-fantasy based on when the two “people” who come to pick Stephen King’s novel series about the last him up and escort him have the neck Gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Irdris Elba), seam, he realizes his dreams are true. who in an alternate dimension is locked It’s a pretty engaging set-up, but as I in an eternal battle with understand it, Stephen Walter O’Dim (Matthew King’s seven novel series THE DARK TOWER McConaughey), also focuses its point of view What’s it rated? PG-13 known as the Man in on Roland, not Jake, and What’s it worth, Anna? Matinee Black, who’s trying to when you consider these What’s it worth, Glen? Matinee destroy the Dark Tower, seven long novels are Where’s it showing? Downtown a structure that holds the purportedly crammed Centre, Park, Stadium 10, Galaxy universe together—both into a 95-minute film, their dimension and our what might have been an own. Meanwhile in our engrossing and epic read has become a world, young Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) fairly ridiculous fantasy that will mostly dreams about this alternate dimension and appeal to young boys. the raging battle between good and evil, Anna I’ve read that King considers the discovers a portal between the worlds, and seven part Dark Tower series to be both allows the battle to spill into ours. (95 min.) his magnum opus and a single novel broken into parts. The first book in the Glen If I was a 14-year-old boy, I think series was originally published in 1982 I’d love this film. Its young protagonist and the final book in 2004. Considering Jake is very adolescently relatable— that his first novel Carrie was published awkward, picked on, creative, and in 1974, the Dark Tower novels have damaged by the death of his firefighter clearly been a beloved mainstay in his father. He’s haunted by vivid nightmares writing career. Can a 95-minute movie that he believes are tied to a series of execute a story that a writer spent three earthquakes rocking his New York decades developing? I doubt even the City home and elsewhere. He’s often in most deft of filmmakers would have an trouble at school for fighting back, and easy go of translating such an epic and he regularly sees a psychologist (José sprawling storyline onto the big screen Zúñiga), who, like Jake’s mother, Laurie with panache. What director Arcel does manage to accomplish with The (Katheryn Winnick), wants to help Jake Dark Tower is a less than epic, yet still but doesn’t believe that what he dreams engaging, coming of age action adventure. is true. He sees figures with fake skin As you said, it is perfect for young teens, seamed along the neck, who are putting as is the PG-13 rating. Shifting the children in a machine, forcing their fears perspective from focusing on Roland and screams to focus a destructive beam and onto Jake gives the story a more on the Dark Tower. Things get cooking

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What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy A couple still grieving the death of their daughter take in children from a local orphanage, but a demented doll known as Annabelle soon terrorizes the family. (109 min.) —New Line Cinema

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ATOMIC BLONDE

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Stadium 10, Galaxy David Leitch directs Kurt Johnstad’s action spy thriller screenplay based on the graphic novel series The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart, about Lorraine Broughton

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relatable keystone character, and allows the gunslinger to be a mysterious and aloof presence with only snippets of his past given away. I’m not sure what fans of the book series will think about the shift, but for the audience this film seems to be aiming for, it works. Glen Roland’s internal conflict is also a big part of the storyline. He’s the last of his kind, a warrior sworn to protect the Dark Tower—and hence the universe— from evil. All his comrades, including his father, Steven (Dennis Haysbert), have been killed under O’Dim’s direction. He feels as if his quest to save the Dark Tower is doomed, and all he has left is revenge in his heart. His sole goal is to Split Screen is written by Senior Staff kill the Man in Black. Jake becomes his Writer Glen Starkey and his wife, Anna. path to redemption. O’Dim is trying to kidnap Jake and put him in his machine Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. because Jake’s “shine” is pure. (Remember Danny from King’s The Shining?) But that “shine,” or psychic energy, may also be exactly what protects Jake and allows Roland to regain his purpose. If you check rottentomatoes.com, you’ll see the critics hated this film with a sad 18 percent rating while the audience score is a respectable 62 percent. It’s not a terrible film by any means, and the performances by Elba, McConaughey, Taylor, and Jackie Earle Haley (as Sayre) are solid. There’re THE GOOD GUYS Gunslinger Roland (Irdris Elba, left) also great special effects and and Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) join forces to save the Dark Tower, which protects the universe. action sequences. Like his

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(Charlize Theron), a British Cold War-era operative sent to Berlin to investigate a fellow spy’s death. Once there she enters an uneasy alliance with yet another spy, David Percival (James McAvoy). The film also stars Eddie Marsan as East German traitor Spyglass who stole a list of spies’ names and identities that everyone wants, John Goodman as CIA operative Emmett Kurzfeld, Toby Jones as Lorraine’s MI6 handler Eric Gray, and Sofia Boutella as French spy Delphine Lasalle. The first thing you need to know about Atomic Blonde is that Theron convincingly kicks ass. You know the old Ginger Rogers quip that she did everything Fred Astaire did but backwards and in high heels? Yeah, move over James Bond because despite the high heels and skintight outfits, Lorraine Broughton will give you a run for your money. Theron’s hand-to-hand

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

books, films of King’s material are easy targets for critics and often not nearly as terrible as they claim. Formulaic? Sure, but also highly creative. If you think you’re the right demographic, go see this on the big screen. I was entertained, and at 95 minutes, it’s a brisk, energetic ride. Anna I love that they rounded this film out at an hour and a half instead of bogging it down with too many plotlines and story twists. The energy stays dynamic until the end. It’s a forgettable film, but not a terrible one. The writers unsurprisingly ended the film with at least the possibility of a sequel, though I haven’t seen anything in the works with the main actors that would hint it’s on track to happen. Hopefully the filmmakers will let it stay a single film instead of dragging it out into a series. While there was enough to keep 95 minutes of film interesting, I doubt it could be sustained much longer. The Dark Tower is essentially a sci-fi Western with some pretty decent CGI effects and action, and while it fails at being totally engrossing, it is entertaining. Elba is roguish and tormented as the gunslinger, and newbie Taylor is relatable and sweet as the oddball Jake. It isn’t winning the hearts of critics, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t entertaining to general audiences: The Rotten Tomatoes scores show that. It isn’t too long and it keeps the action coming; to me it seems worth a midday trip to the theater when you want to beat the heat and enjoy the AC. Δ

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 his role as Dennis/Patricia/Hedwig in Split has proven his immense range as an actor. Both he and Theron do a lot of their own stunts, and the CGI-free proceedings will give purists something to celebrate. As a point of reference, director Leitch is a stunt man and also helped direct John Wick. This is a spy thriller, so it’s expected to be complicated and convoluted, but it’s really hard to keep track of who’s double crossing whom. By the end, it basically sorts itself out, but thinking back, parts of the narrative don’t actually make sense, but who cares? Everything’s happening so fast that viewers are just hanging on for dear life. If you like to watch a stunningly beautiful woman take out a series of relentless tough guys to the thumping sounds of New Wave music, this is the film for you! (115 min.) —Glen Starkey

BABY DRIVER

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

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music playing through ear buds, choosing songs that are perfect for his task, whether that’s driving a getaway car from a heist or bopping through a neighborhood to grab coffee for the criminals Doc has gathered for the job. The film is mostly filled with amazing car chases, a foot chase just as exciting as the car chases, the aforementioned trip to gather coffee that plays like a music video, and a blisteringly good soundtrack. It’s a pretty irresistible combination, though I have to say the beginning of the film is more fun than the end. Yes, it’s lightweight, but for some summer fun, I highly recommend it! (113 min.) —Glen Starkey MOVIES continued page 48

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THE BIG SICK What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Stadium 10, The Palm Director Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name is Doris) directs this semi-autographical screenplay by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani about a Pakistani stand-up comic named Kumail (Nanjiani) who falls for a white woman named Emily (Zoe Kazan) who heckles him during a performance. Their budding relationship is strained when Emily discovers Kumail has a stash of photos of Pakistani women his parents have been trying to set him up with in an arranged marriage, so she breaks things off. Later, she’s taken to the hospital and put into an induced coma due to an infection, and Kumail realizes he made a mistake letting her go, but now it may be too late. I don’t know how accurate the story is, but in the closing credits, we get to see photos of Nanjiani’s real life parents. It was a reminder of how lucky it is to have a close, supportive family. A couple of weeks ago, I saw and reviewed Maudie, another great love story. The beauty of film is there are so many ways to portray love, which is both the simplest and most complex thing humans express. When the screening ended at The Palm, the audience burst into applause, and this film is worthy. What a crowd pleaser! (120 min.) —Glen Starkey

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THE STRAIN

When? 2014-2017 Where's it available? FX, Hulu

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’m obviously coming a little late to the party for this Guillermo del Toro- and Chuck Hogan-created vampire TV series since its fourth and final season has just started, but if you’re a horror fan and haven’t yet discovered this minor gem, you might want to fire up your Hulu and start binge watching. The first season, especially, is a lot of fun, though like a lot of series—The Walking Dead, anyone?— it begins to feel repetitive as it drags on. Designed more as a forensic procedural, the series focuses on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) field doctor Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather (Corey Stoll), who’s called to an airport when a large passenger plane is found

UNCONVENTIONAL In The Glass Castle, based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, a young girl (Brie Larson) finds her way in spite of her parents’ unorthodox lifestyle.

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What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? The Palm This documentary from Matthew Heineman goes behind enemy lines in Syria to follow a citizen journalist collective, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, as they attempt to expose the human rights violations by ISIS and fight the terrorist group’s misinformation campaigns in their home country. (90 min.) —Amazon Studio

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on the runway but appears to be “dead,” as in no power and no signs of life from within. Long story short, Eph and his team enter and discover all the passengers are dead … except for four. Eph wants to quarantine the survivors, but politics are at work as well as a shadowy organization called The Stoneheart Group run by Eldritch Palmer (Jonathan Hyde), which may have something to do with the plane and a particular piece of cargo—a large, intricately carved box filled with soil. Del Toro’s idea seems to be to take the old vampire story but reimagine it as really happening today in New York City. How would we respond? To be honest, del Toro doesn’t quite pull it off—it still seems ridiculous—but it’s told in an entertaining way. Eph and his team are contacted by Professor Abraham Setrakian (David

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TAKE THAT, BLOODSUCKER! Armed with a silver-spike-shooting nail gun, CDC Dr. Ephraim “Eph” Goodweather (Corey Stoll, left) and sword-wielding vampire hunter Professor Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) set about trying to end an outbreak of vampirism in NYC.

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DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL What’s it rated? PG Should I rent it? Don’t bother

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

THE EXCEPTION What’s it rated? R Should I rent it? Probably

THE HUNTER’S PRAYER What’s it rated? R Should I rent it? Don’t bother

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD What’s it rated? PG-13 Should I rent it? Maybe

SNATCHED

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

WOLVES

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

What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy See Split Screen. What’s it rated? NR Where’s it showing? The Palm Dawson City: Frozen Time pieces together the bizarre true history of a long-

Bradley), a Holocaust survivor turned pawnbroker who has seen and fought this ancient evil before. He tells Eph that the four survivors as well as the couple of hundred dead passengers must have their heads separated from the bodies, which sounds ridiculous to Eph. He’s a man of science, after all! But it doesn’t take long for the survivors to develop a taste for human blood, as well as a long, barbed, tongue-like appendage that shoots out of their mouths and into the necks of their victims. There are flashbacks to Nazi Germany featuring a young Abraham (Jim Watson) as well as Nazi commander Thomas Eichhorst (Richard Sammel), who oversaw the extermination of Jews at the Treblinka camp in occupied Poland, and who’s still “The Master’s” (aka, the vampire) acolyte. Eichhorst’s job is to protect The Master from Abraham’s attempts to kill him and end the infection. Naturally Eph has a love interest (Mía Maestro as Dr. Nora Martinez), an estranged ex-wife (Natalie Brown as Kelly Goodweather), and a kid named Zach he wants to protect. He and Abraham eventually team up, joined by Vasiliy Fet (Kevin Durand), a former rat exterminator drawn into the fight for humanity. The series works because it mixes B-movie gore with political and philosophical subtext, features characters we’re interested in, and offers a unique telling of a familiar story. (46, 43 minepisodes.) Δ —Glen Starkey

THE CASE FOR CHRIST What’s it rated? PG Should I rent it? Probably

CHUCK

What’s it rated? R Should I rent it? Probably

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

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

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HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER

What’s it rated? R Should I rent it? Probably

BLIND

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

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

THE WALL

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

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lost collection of 533 nitrate film prints dating from the early 1900s. Discovered buried under a hockey rink in a former Klondike Gold Rush town, their story reveals the links between the movie business and Manifest Destiny in North America. (120 min.) —Kino Lorber

DESCPICABLE ME 3

What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? Stadium 10, Galaxy The mischievous Minions hope that Gru (Steve Carell) will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother (also voiced by Carell) for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker), a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. (90 min.) —Universal Pictures

DETROIT

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy Detroit is director Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and writer/producer Mark Boal’s (The Hurt Locker) take on the real events that took place in the Algiers Motel during 1967, resulting in the deaths of three black men after a period of interrogation and torture at the hands of white law enforcement officers. The motel incident takes place during the eruption of tensions over police brutality and racism in the city of Detroit (the film’s namesake) at the end of July 1967 that resulted in five days of violence, 43 deaths, and thousands of arrests. The beginning of this film is disjointed—a series of quick takes focused on characters whose only connection is the rebellion/riot on which the film is based. A little girl peeking through the blinds who is shot by a national guardsman from his seat at a tank gun turret. Men throwing Molotov cocktails at a gas station and repair shop. Buildings on fire. Black men being beaten, chased, and intimidated by white police officers. A suspected looter who gets shot in the back as he runs from a white police officer. It is intense, and anger inducing, but all it really shows is violence. The assumption the film makes is that the audience is privy to why things

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happened—that filmgoers know enough about the history of racial tensions in Detroit, that we know enough about segregation, police brutality, and the civil rights issues in 1960s Detroit to be plopped into the middle of an uprising that starts with police raiding what is essentially a party being hosted at an “illegal” bar. I think this film needs more context than that. If Bigelow and Boal had bothered to spend more time on developing that context and less time on the events at the Algiers, perhaps this film could have more of an impact than it already does. As Bigelow zeroes in on the Algiers incident where the film spends almost an hour of its runtime, characters start to take shape. Melvin Dismukes (John Boyega) is a black security guard who inserts himself into aiding law enforcement and passively does what he can to try to help the black targets of their aggression. Philip Krauss (William Poulter) is an overtly racist white Detroit police officer who is basically the ringleader behind the atrocities that take place at the Algiers. Larry Demps (Algee Smith) is the lead singer of The Dramatics who gets caught up in the commotion at the Algiers, which essentially alters his life’s course. The scenes at the motel are brutally depicted. Law enforcement raids the hotel because of what they suspected to be sniper fire coming from one of the rooms. They pull everyone out of their rooms, line them up against a wall after shooting one black man in the back, and proceed to intimidate, beat, torture, and kill them with Poulter spearheading it all. It made me sick to my stomach. We watch as the state police and national guardsman choose to essentially not get involved, as Dismukes watches as a quiet background character but chooses not to do much of anything, and as Demps and his best friend suffer through the horror of it all. The film wraps up with a trial where black victims are re-victimized by a white defense lawyer and an all-white jury lets three obviously guilty white police officers and the ever present, but quiet Dismukes, go free. It’s infuriating. But I wanted more from Dismukes. I want his backstory. I want to understand more about why he chose to act the way he did. His decisions should not have taken a back seat to those of Poulters. I left the film with anger and dismay at how things haven’t changed, and although the film is powerful and compelling in its portrayal of violence and a brutal police force, this film falls short on the big picture, thoughtful storytelling, and welldeveloped characters. (142 min.) —Camillia Lanham

DUNKIRK

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy Writer-director Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar) helms this historical drama about the World War II evacuation of Dunkirk, when allied forces from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France were surrounded by the German army between May 26 to June 4, 1940. Civilians in fishing, merchant marine, and pleasure boats valiantly came to their rescue. Nolan wastes no time dropping you into the action. There’s no dialogue, just some boys trying to find their way to the rear of the combat theater. Then shots ring out and they’re scrambling. The camera follows one in particular, Tommy (Fionn

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Whitehead), who eventually finds the beach where other Brits and Frenchmen are awaiting evacuation. Later we cut to Mr. Dawson (Mark Rylance) as he prepares his pleasure craft to travel to Dunkirk as part of the civilian evacuation flotilla, accompanied by his son Peter (Tom Glynn-Carney) and local 17-year-old boy George (Barry Keoghan). They’re part of the extraordinary effort of civilians that helped evacuate some of the 300,000 soldiers saved from Dunkirk. Finally we’re in the cockpit with Farrier (Tom Hardy), who with two other pilots is tasked with flying to Dunkirk to help the evacuating soldiers with air support, dog fighting with enemy aircraft trying to bomb and strafe fleeing boats. Throughout the film, we revisit these three situations—land, sea, and air—each telling their small, personal stories in service to the whole, like individual pieces of a mosaic that comprise a masterpiece. It’s frightening and terrible to behold. (106 min.) —Glen Starkey

THE EMOJI MOVIE

What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? Park This animated comedy takes place in Textopolis, a world inside a smartphone that’s inhabited by various emojis. There, an emoji named Gene (voiced by T.J. Miller) is ashamed that he has multiple facial expressions while his colleagues only have one each, and he embarks on a quest to be like everyone else. (86 min.) —Sony Pictures Animation

GIRLS TRIP

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

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What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Fair Oaks, Bay, Park, Galaxy Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, The Glass Castle is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’ bestselling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson), found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms. (127 min.) —Lionsgate

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MOVIES from page 48 footage, former President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump, also appear. This is an important movie with an important message, and within it you’ll find emotionally charged moments of triumph and despondent moments of hopelessness. What you won’t find is an argument powerful enough to persuade climate change deniers. In one scene, we see archival footage of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) grilling Gore about climate change in an official Senate inquiry. Inhofe keeps interrupting Gore until Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) intervenes. Finally allowed to speak, Gore laconically says he wishes he knew what he could say to persuade Inhofe and those like him that climate change is real and imperative, but ultimately his opposition is intractable. In short, as powerful as this film is, it’s preaching to the choir. Those who believe climate change is the essential issue of our time will find it compelling viewing. Climate change deniers will find nothing here to fracture their fossilized thinking. Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence and obvious signs in weather patterns and natural disasters, the deniers will continue to embrace their ignorance. The film itself can sometimes move slowly, for instance when Gore is shown giving his activist training seminars to likeminded ecowarriors or talking on the phone to politicians, but it becomes very compelling when at the Paris Climate Conference we see Gore working behind the scenes to get India on board. As the Indian representative argues, why should his country be forced to deal with the proposed regulations when countries such as the U.S. grew their economy on fossil fuels unimpeded for 150 years? Gore, forever the problem solver, works to get India access to solar technology on the cheap as well as lowinterest loans for solar to motivate them to sign the Paris Climate Accord. One thing the film does very well is offer a candid look at Al Gore today—what drives him, how his personality is part and parcel of his persuasive powers, and how his fundamental decency as a human being is reflected in his interactions with others. Yes, you could argue the film is more interested in lionizing Gore than persuading the deniers, but it’s not for lack of trying. The film makes a valiant effort to simplify the sometimes dizzyingly complicated science behind climate change, but perhaps more importantly, it offers a primer on how to engage citizen activists at the grassroots. Gore seems to understand that without the populace behind this fight, it’s doomed. Ultimately, the film is upbeat. Gore is indefatigable! That’s good. Because in the face of venal corporate interests and corrupt political opposition, our planet needs a warrior like Gore, even if he’s only armed with a cell phone, a slide show, and the truth. (98 min.) —Glen Starkey

KIDNAP What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson (Halle Berry) when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the

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

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late ’30s to 1970 when Maud dies. The small fishing village becomes a character as well, and its seasonal changes move from a fly-infested summer to an unforgiving winter. The people who live there are tough and sometimes gossipy and cruel, and it all feels like real life—the highest compliment I can pay a film. (115 min.) —Glen Starkey

THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Sunset Drive In, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back again in Oakton, where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park. (86 min.) —Open Road Films

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

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Park, Sunset Drive-In, Galaxy Matt Reeves (The Pallbearer, Cloverfield, Let Me In) directs and co-writes with Mark Bomback (Live Free or Die Hard, The Wolverine) this third film in the rebooted series that is preceded by Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). Commencing about two years after the events of Dawn, Caesar’s (Andy Serkis) clan of apes is at war with a human military faction called Alpha-Omega led by a ruthless commander known as the Colonel (Woody Harrelson). The survival of each species is at stake. (140 min.) ∆ —Glen Starkey

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he sun is beating down on Sunday, July 16, and we’re only an hour or so into hiking the North Dome trail in Yosemite National Park. This trip has been in the making since mid-March, when I woke up early to book our campsite as soon as reservations opened up for July. About 30 minutes of furious clicking later, all the sites were booked for the season, but I managed to score a spot in Hodgdon Meadow for me and my friends Zahara, Max, and Kyle for three nights. What I failed to do is enter us into the seasonal lottery to hike the park’s most popular day hike, Half Dome, which left us at the mercy of the daily lottery. The odds weren’t in our favor, but North Dome is hardly a lackluster consolation prize. At about 9 miles, North Dome is a shorter trek than Half Dome, but it boasts a 500-foot elevation drop right at the end, which gives you a perfect view of its rocky sibling and a nice workout right when you turn around to head back. Even though it’s summer in Yosemite, the trail is nearly empty, save for a few other serious day hikers and backpackers. Delights like lime green moss crawling up giant sequoia trees and panoramic views of majestic mountains are around every corner. We think we’ve gotten to the trail’s end when things flatten out and we reach a breathtaking view of Half Dome, only to look down and realize that nope, there’s the dreaded 500-foot elevation drop. We cautiously make our way down the steep, winding path, careful not to go sliding down the ground laden with pebbles and rocks. We reach our destination and it turns out that looking up at Half Dome is just as glorious as looking at it head on. We’ll be back for you next time, ya big rock. All told, we finish the hike in about five hours, putting us solidly in the middle of the estimated four to six hours it takes finish the trek. The next day, our sore bodies are in need of something a bit mellower, so we head to the center of the park to check out the gift shop in Yosemite Village for souvenirs and catch a glimpse of spots like Bridal Veil Falls. The area is teeming with tourists just like us to the point where it feels a bit like Disneyland. I’m suddenly grateful for our campsite at the edge of the park. We’re left with just a few hours of daylight after all that, so we drive just outside the park for a swim in a spot that one of the rangers turned us onto—Rainbow Pool. The place is tucked away off a main road. We walk down a shady dirt path and find a gorgeous waterfall feeding into a swimming hole. A group of locals is gamely diving in from the edge of the waterfall, and a few folks even dragged along a charcoal barbecue. We wade into the icy water, which is refreshing. Eventually we climb over to some rocks to enjoy the view, cans of beer in hand, and I feel so happy to be here, right now, at one of the most beautiful places in the country. Δ Ryah Cooley is unplugged at rcooley@ newtimesslo.com.

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LEGENDARY Burlesque on the Bar heats up the Rendarrio Vineyard tasting room this Aug. 26. Performers include Rouge de Sang (left); tasting room manager Liz Gillingham, aka, “Liz Glamazon,”(center); and Madam Minge (right).

Burlesque on the bar Tassels, feathers, and fine wine at Rendarrio Vineyards Tasting Room

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litzy sequins, bejeweled pasties, fluffy feather boas, and stolen glimpses of naked flesh. Is this what you think of when someone suggests a weekend wine tasting excursion? If not, you are most certainly missing out on all of the naughty, haughty fun happening at Rendarrio Vineyards tasting room in Paso Robles. You could live forever with the FOMO, or make a date for the winery’s next burlesque and wine event, coming up Aug. 26 at the tasting room, open weekly Friday through Sunday. Just make sure your heart is healthy enough to withstand the pure moxie radiating from this otherwise sleepy, industrial neighborhood. When fellow burlesque performer and Rendarrio Vineyards tasting room manager Liz Gillingham named the ongoing showcase “Burlesque on the Bar,”

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she deliberately aimed to conjure up a literal image. The cozy tasting room seats about 40 people, and the body-positive performers really do dance on the bar, delivering expertly choreographed burlesque routines that range from coy and demure to bold and brazen. Music and unique storylines add to the experience, as do the spectacular costumes (and, of course, the wine). “Telling a story in two-to-five minutes is not easy, so this is a huge creative outlet for these performers,” Gillingham said. “When I come out into the audience afterwards, it feels good to hear from women who say, ‘It was amazing to see women who look like me up there doing their thing.’” As you may have already gathered, this

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WINE WITH BODY Rendarrio Winery will host its fourth burlesque show this Aug. 26 at its cozy Paso Robles tasting room. The theme of the show, Legends, will feature mythological creatures portrayed by local burlesque performers Eve Riot, Rouge de Sang, Galaxy, Madam Minge, and Stormy Merryweather.

is not a sleazy strip tease, and it’s not all about S-E-X (self-love and self-acceptance are underlying themes). Think wellpositioned fans, breakaway fabric that reveals just the right slice of skin at just the right moment, and lots of shimmering rhinestones that harken back to the days when a glimpse of stocking was truly looked at as “something shocking.” Inspired by Orange County-turned Central Coast winemaker Ryan Render’s

wine philosophy, #RoyalYetGangster, the show is classy, with a playful edge. “Wine and paint nights didn’t really seem like our style,” Gillingham said during a recent phone interview. “I’m a member of the local burlesque troop SLO Tease, so I thought, ‘Why not give these amazingly awesome dancers more opportunity to perform?’ Some of the FLAVOR continued page 55


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wine club members have never even been to a burlesque show before, so this is an interesting way to introduce people to a totally different art form.” The local ladies, many of whom come from professional dancer backgrounds, have created their own uniquely developed attitudes, personas, and glorious stage names. The next show, Legends, offers up a romp through a mythological landscape with the likes of Eve Riot, Rouge de Sang, Galaxy, Madam Minge, and Stormy Merryweather, to name a few. Gillingham, who performs under the name “Liz Glamazon,” said that wine and burlesque are a natural pairing. This is not the kind of thing that would work as well in some dingy bar. “The tasting room provides a classy, intimate environment,” she said, adding that the wines—mostly dark, classic Rhones—lend themselves to the mystery of a good burlesque performance (which, let’s face it, is all about the anticipation of skin, not the skin itself). “People can get dressed up, come in, and check out the barrel room and experience the hidden side of the winery, as well as the hidden side of these female and—hopefully someday—male performers, too,” Gillingham said. Hear that guys? Rendarrio Winery wants you to take it off! But seriously, folks, there is power in performance and a sense of community that forms any time attendees and dancers meet for a drink. I mean, what’s a bit of flesh between friends? “These women are extremely empowered,” Gillingham said. “We offer an opportunity for any body to be beautiful and celebrated. I feel amazing when I’m on stage and our performers do too. It’s about feeling good in your own skin, telling a story, and inviting the crowd in on that journey.” ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain wears rhinestones whenever she has the chance! She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

H AYLEY’S BITES WINE TIME Aging well: A big round of applause for a local winery that’s doing big things! Bianchi Winery in SLO has won quite a few Orange County Wine Society awards this year, including gold medals for its 2012 petite sirah and 2015 chardonnay (try this yin-yang of light and dark flavors for yourself at bianchiwine.com) … Tolosa Winery in SLO has released its 1772 Pinot Noir 2015, a coveted blend of five different clones from five separate blocks of the winery’s iconic Edna Ranch estate vineyard. The flavor? Pretty much perfect for taking foodies from end of summer picnics and into fall feasting: black cherries, raspberries, and cherry cola with undertones of eucalyptus, tobacco, and sandy loam minerality (tolosawinery.com).

FRESH FACES Welcome aboard! Thomas Hill Organic Kitchen in SLO recently welcomed new chef Kurt Metzger, a veteran of the California culinary scene and passionate farm-to-table creative.

He’s known around the Golden State for his work at San Diego’s Kitchen 4140 and The Spotted Cow Catering and Pop Up Dinner Co., plus, his braised short ribs with smoked crispy polenta (featured in Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate) will soon be landing on plates at the restaurant’s sister location in Paso Robles (find out more at thomashillorganics.com) … Cambria Winery, one of the quintessential Santa Maria Valley stops known for expressive pinot noir and chardonnay, just announced its new winemaker, Jill DelaRiva Russell, a resident of SLO for the past decade. Congrats, lady!

FOR YOUR HEALTH Need greens: Planted in Arroyo Grande is serving up a new gluten-free orange tofu quinoa bowl that is as filling as it is good for you (visit @plantedeatery_ag on Instagram for more craveworthy, healthful ideas, like the Girl Scout smoothie, which tastes like a chocolate mint Girl Scout cookie without all the artificial flavorings and sugar) … The buzz is only building for new haunt The Vegetable Butcher in SLO, where global flavors collide with seasonal freshness. Maybe that’s because there are tons of both vegan and meat options on the everchanging menu. Peace among carnivores and herbivores, finally! Try the black bean and kale enchiladas and the crispy chicken taco; 712 Marsh St. ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain eats meats, veggies, and everything in between. Send bites to hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

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LegaL Notices ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE (ONLINE AucTION)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 25th day of August 2017, at 10:30AM, at www. storagetreasures.com. Property is stored at Fortress-Secure MiniStorage, 2175 Willow Road, Arroyo Grande, CA County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, the contents of the following tenant’s storage space(s): Sylvia Chapparro, Elizabeth Lynch, Trina M. Napolitano, Joanne R. Fast, Scott R. Baker, Gary A. Orosco, & Leigh Ann Gresham. The contents of these storage spaces include wine bottles, furniture, sports equip, lawn equip, TVs, baby equip, computer equip, cds, hand truck, electronics, appliances, clothing, stereo equip, bb gun, misc boxes, containers, & other items. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash and credit card only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed within 72 hours of the sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Auctioneer: Plastino Interests, Inc., CA Bond#7900455870 Online Auction Platform: www. storagetreasures.com Facility Phone: (805) 489-0500 August 10 & 17, 2017

ADVERTISEMENT OF SALE (ONLINE AucTION)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professions Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on the 25th day of August 2017, at 10:00AM, at www. storagetreasures.com. Property is stored at Central Coast Self Storage, 725 Sheridan Road, Arroyo Grande, CA County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, the contents of the following tenant’s storage space(s): Pamela G. Bauske, Rande E. Trammell, Marcus L. Stephens, & Scott A. Roberts. The contents of these storage spaces include furniture, sports equip, fishing gear, appliances, ladders, tools, tool boxes, art, stereo equip, decorations, baby equip, scales, vacuums, bike, misc boxes, containers, & other items. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash and credit card only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed within 72 hours of the sale. Sale is subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Auctioneer: Plastino Interests, Inc., CA Bond#7900455870 Online Auction Platform: www. storagetreasures.com Facility Phone: (805) 481-1484 August 10 & 17, 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1579 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PISMO PICKERS ANTIQUES & VINTAGE, 537 Five Cities Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Rhonda Rae O’Dell(4555 San Ardo Ave. Atascadero, CA 93422).This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Rhonda Rae O’Dell, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 06-27-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1644 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/06/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MERAKI, 232 E. Bennett St. Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Lillian Itzel Castaneda(232 E. Bennett St. Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Lillian Itzel Castaneda. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 0706-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1600 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SEVEN SISTERS ORGANIC FARM, 805 HEMP COMPANY, LOCAL HEMPIRE, 1490 17th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Kameron K. Alton(1490 17th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Kameron K. Alton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 06-30-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 06-30-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1635 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BIRCHWOOD GARDEN EVENTS, 323 W. Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Birchwood Garden Barn & Home(4652 Appaloosa Trail, Santa Maria, CA 93455).This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ Birchwood Garden Barn & Home, Cynthia N. Nunez, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 07-05-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1646 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/31/2011) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE YOGA CENTER OF MORRO BAY, LIVING YOGA ACADEMY, 1000 Main St, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Jennifer Patterson and Michael Patterson(1880 Nancy Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402).This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/ Jennifer Patterson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 07-06-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1649 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/06/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CUESTA HOMES, 591 Ash St. Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Dan Erik Waters(591 Ash St. Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Dan Erik Waters. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-07-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 0707-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1637 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BIRCHWOOD GARDEN BARN & HOME, 323 W. Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Birchwood Garden Barn & Home(323 W. Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA 93444).This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ Birchwood Garden Barn & Home, Cynthia N. Nunez, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 07-05-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1662 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/22/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ORIGINAL FREQUENCY, 1299 Los Olivos Ave #19, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Sean P. Letzin-Levahn(1299 Los Olivos Ave #19, Los Osos, CA 93402.) This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Sean LetzinLevahn, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-10-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 07-10-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1641 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PALO MESA PIZZA, 2790-C S. Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Palo Mesa LLC(2790-C S. Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/Palo Mesa, LLC. Kelly Stevens, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 07-05-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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

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

FILE NO. 2017-1676 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/11/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KANALOA KREATIONS, 238 1st Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. Scott Francis Price(238 1st Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Scott Francis Price. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-11-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 07-11-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1680 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/11/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TREE PRO’S, 478 Pajaro, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Beto Julio Garcia(478 Pajaro, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Beto Julio Garcia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-11-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 07-11-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1667 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RACHELE MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY, 1285 Chaparral Circle, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Rachele Marie Farmer(1285 Chaparral Circle, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Rachele Farmer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-10-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 07-10-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1671 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/14/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TRINA GALVAN ORGANICS, 2815 Branch Mill Rd, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Trina Lorena Galvan(2231 Cienaga St. Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Trina Lorena Galvan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-10-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 07-10-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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

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

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FILE NO. 2017-1682 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/11/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CLEAN MACHINE MEALS, 4805 Traffic Way, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Ryan Dean Hernandez(6450 Squire Knoll Dr. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Ryan Dean Hernandez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-11-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 07-11-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1683 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ALLISON RICE LMFT, 1407 Garden St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Allison Jeanette Rice(656 Toro St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a Individual./s/Allison Rice. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-1117. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 07-11-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1692 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/1995) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DOPE WAXX, 558 Leff Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Glenn Jeffry Mcilveen(558 Leff Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Glenn Jeffry Mcilveen, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-12-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 07-12-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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

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

FILE NO. 2017-1704 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TACOS DE MEXICO, 980 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Manuel Najera(551 Avalon Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Manuel Najera, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 07-13-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1718 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ADELAIDA BOTANICALS, 5625 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Elias Dougrammatzis(5625 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446).This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Elias Dougrammatzis This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 0717-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 07-17-22. July 20, 27 & Aug. 3, 10 2017

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

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

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FILE NO. 2017-1706 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/05/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BOYD BUILT CLEANUP AND MAINTENANCE, 9349 Bocina Lane #J, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Kili Monjaro Boyd(9349 Bocina Lane #J, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Kili Manjaro Boyd. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 0714-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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

FIcTITIOuS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FILE NO. 2017-1714 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/06/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CONNECTED ENERGY LLC, 570 Crestmont Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Connected Energy LLC(570 Crestmont Dr, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/ Connected Energy LLC, Maxwell Muscarella, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 07-06-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

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FIcTITIOuS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FILE NO. 2017-1717 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LOS OSOS VALLEY NURSERY, 301 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos, California 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Patricia A Linsley(301 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos, CA 93402. This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Patricia A Linsley, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 07-14-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

NAME STATEMENT

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

FIcTITIOuS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1723 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/15/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MENDLER, 7705 Yesal Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. April Cole Worley(7705 Yesal Avenue, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/April C. Worley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-17-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 07-17-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FIcTITIOuS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FIcTITIOuS BuSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1740 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/1996) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BODYWORK, 41 N. 3rd Street, Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Heather Marie Kelly(41 N. 3rd Street, Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Heather Kelly. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-18-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 07-18-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

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FILE NO. 2017-1745 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/17/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ABOVE THE GRADE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING, 8873 Arcade Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Martin Lewis Lagomarsino(8873 Arcade Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Martin Lewis Lagomarsino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-1817. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 07-18-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

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

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1769 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/1976) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DAVE’S ELECTRIC, 575

LegaL Notices Matilija Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. David Price(575 Matilija Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/David W. Price. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 07-20-22. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

NAME STATEMENT

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

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FILE NO. 2017-1791 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BROWN’S BARBER SHOP, 3118 N. Main Street, Suite C, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Emily Nicole Smith(361 Java Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Emily Smith. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-24-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 0724-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-1799 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/20/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SAN LUIS DENTAL CARE, 3920-5 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Cristian A. Sierra, D.M.D., Inc.(85 El Viento, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ Cristian A. Sierra, D.M.D., Inc. Cristian A. Sierra, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-24-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 07-24-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1801 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GRAND BOUQUET FLORIST INC, 1139 East Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Grand Bouquet Florist, Inc.(1139 East Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420) CA. This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ Grand Bouquet Florist, LLC. Tina L. McLane, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-25-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 07-25-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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FILE NO. 2017-1817 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: REVERSE HOME LOANS, 725 January Street, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Ben A. Ramos(725 January Street, Nipomo, CA 93444.) This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Ben Ramos. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 07-26-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1821 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HOUSE OF ANOTHER TYME BED & BREAKFAST, 227 Le Point St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Judith Anne Zwarg(227 Le Point St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Judith Anne Zwarg. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 07-26-22. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

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

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FILE NO. 2017-1825 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2003) New Filing The following person is doing business as: COURTESY INN, 9450 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452. San Luis Obispo County. Manish Enterprises(9450 Castillo Dr, San Simeon, CA 93452). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/ Manish Enterprises, Manish Gupta, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 07-26-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1845 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PRO IMAGE SPORTS #633, 333 Five Cities Drive, Suite A024B, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Stanley Family Ventures, LLC(928-B W. Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433) California. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/ Stanley Family Ventures, LLC. Charles H. Stanley, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-31-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 07-31-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1851 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/04/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE POLISHERY, 3000 Broad Street, Suite 105, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Minilux LLC(3211 Violet Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/ Minilux, LLC. Nhi Le, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-31-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 07-31-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1859 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/16/2011) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST HYBRID HOMES, 1546 West Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. TDR Properties LLC(1546 West Branch St, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420) CA. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company./s/TDR Properties, LLC. Thomas Darosa, President/ CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-31-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 07-3122. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1826 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2003) New Filing The following person is doing business as: OCEANSIDE APARTMENTS, 9490 Avonne Ave, San Simeon, CA 93452. San Luis Obispo County. Keshav Gupta and Kiran Gupta(53 La Garza, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/ Keshav Gupta. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 07-26-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

FILE NO. 2017-1863 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/31/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BOTTLED WATER APPAREL BY MONA, 245 N. Oak Park Blvd #B, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Simona Olague(245 N. Oak Park Blvd #B, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by a Individual./s/ Simona Olague. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-31-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 07-31-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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

FILE NO. 2017-1887 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/02/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SAN LUIS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, RENTAL SHOPPE, 2241 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Turn Key Real Estate Management Services Inc. (2241 Broad St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by a Corporation./s/Turn Key Real Estate Management Services Inc. Matthew Mortenson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 08-02-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 08-02-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1902 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/04/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: T-NAILS, 781 E. Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Tam Le(781 E. Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Tam Le. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 08-04-17. 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. 0804-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1903 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/20/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: A.A.A. MAINTENANCE, 2430 Wilmar Ave, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Douglas Raposa Forth(2430 Wilmar Ave, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Douglas Raposa Forth. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 08-04-17. 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. 0804-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1904 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/17/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PISMO COAST REALTY, 640 A Dolliver, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. George Richard Allen(40541 Saddleback Road, Bass Lake, CA 93604). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/George Richard Allen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 08-04-17. 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. 08-04-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1906 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GATHERING LIFE’S LITTLE TREASURES, 513 S. 13th St,Unit D, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Carrie Lynn Freeman(513 S. 13th Street, Unit D, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Carrie Lynn Freeman, an Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 08-04-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, R. Parashis. 08-04-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-1907 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/04/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: INNOVATIVE CONSULTING SYSTEMS, 1450 Division Street, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Maciej Jerzy Makowski(1450 Division Street, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Maciej Jerzy Makowski. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 08-04-17. 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. 08-04-22. Aug. 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017


LegaL Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DENNIS LOHOF CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0185

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: DENNIS LOHOF A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DARIEN LOHOF in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that DARIEN LOHOF be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: SEPTEMBER 5, 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: John B. Merzon P.O. Box 1330 Templeton, CA 93465 August 10, 17, & 24, 2017

LegaL Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LAIRD BRADLEY CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0190

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: LAIRD BRADLEY A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MAE BRADLEY in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that MAE BRADLEY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: John B. Merzon 140 7TH ST. Templeton, CA 93465 August 10, 17, & 24, 2017

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: WILLARD JEROME BROCKMAN-JORDAN CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0218

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: WILLARD JEROME BROCKMAN-JORDAN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARY ANN ERB in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that MARY ANN ERB be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will al-

LegaL Notices low the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: October 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Patricia M. Scoles 1104 Vine Street, Suite B Paso Robles, CA 93446 August 3, 10, & 17, 2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE

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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE

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

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG NO.: 8697017 TS NO.: CA1700278752 FHA/VA/PMI NO.: APN: 001-023-019 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 158 CHORRO STREET SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93405

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/08/2014. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 09/06/2017 at 11:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 05/14/2014, as Instrument No. 2014019076, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, State of California. Executed by: LARRY P EKHOLM AND JOYCE EKHOLM, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/ CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) In the breezeway at the entrance to the County General Services Building located at 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 001-023-019 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 158 CHORRO STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93405 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $315,642.63. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of

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sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http:// search.nationwideposting.com/ propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1700278752 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772NPP0312846 To: NEW TIMES 08/10/2017, 08/17/2017, 08/24/2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS NO. CA-17-768608BF ORDER NO.: 8699392 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED TO THE COPY PROVI DED TO THE MORTGAGOR OR TRUSTOR (PURSUANT TO CAL. CIV. CODE 2923.3)

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/24/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial C ode and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): KIMBERLY DAWN POWELL, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN Recorded: 4/4/2006 as Instrument No. 2006023394 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California; Date of Sale: 8/24/2017 at 11:00AM Place of Sale: In the breezeway at the entrance to the County General Services Building located at 1087 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $169,927.58 The purported property address is: 109 PLACENTIA AVE, PISMO BEACH, CA 93449-2005 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 010-292-022 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and

clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-17-768608-BF . Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return o f the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916-939-0772 O r Login to: http://www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-768608-BF IDSPub #0129314 8/3/2017 8/10/2017 8/17/2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. TS 41935 LN FORTH TO 170029988.

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/14/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. NOTICE: ALL AMERICAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE, AS TRUSTEE, WILL NOT ACCEPT THIRD PARTY ENDORSED CASHIER’S CHECKS. ALL CASHIER’S CHECKS MUST

LegaL Notices BE PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO ALL AMERICAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: TERRY L. FORTH AND STACY FORTH, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY, Duly Appointed Trustee: All American Foreclosure Service. Recorded 11/17/2006 as Instrument No. 2006082222 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California. Date of Sale: 8/31/2017 at 11:00 AM. Place of Sale: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Bldg. located at 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $129,110.88. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1067 Ash Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. A.P.N.: 077-192-066. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of the monies paid to the trustee and the successful bidder shall have no recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (805) 543-7088 or visit this Internet Web site www. eloandata.com , using the file number assigned to this case 41935. 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: 7/28/2017. All American Foreclosure Service, 1363 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 5437088. Sheryle A. Machado, Trustee Sale Officer

August 10, 17, & 24, 2017

LegaL Notices DOES 1-20, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: COASTHILLS CREDIT UNION, A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION CASE NUMBER: 17LCP0207

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 SelfHelp 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. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar ias cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo ao una consesion de artitraje en un caso dce derecho civll. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NUMBER: 14PR0274 The name and address of the court is: SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO 901 PARK STREET PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: THOMAS J. PRENOVOST, JR., SBN 77813 KAREL ROCHA, SBN 212413 PRENOVOST, NORMANDIN, BERGH & DAWE 2122 NORTH BROADWAY, SUITE 200, SANTA ANA, CA 92706 Date: 04-13-2017 By:. C. DURAN /s/ Michael Powell, Deputy Clerk AUGUST 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2017

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NOTICE SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): DONALD R. SMITH; HEIRS OF DONALD R. SMITH; AND ALL OTHER PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN OR INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT, ADVERSE TO PLAINTIFF’S CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP OR ANY CLOUD UPON PLAINTIFF’S TITLE THERETO, AND DOES 1 THROUGH 50, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): KELLY L. LIPTON, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE AINSLIE TRUST, 1997 CASE NUMBER: 17CV0403

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.

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

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-1820 OLD FILE NO. 2013-0817 HOUSE OF ANOTHER TYME BED & BREAKFAST, 227 Le Point Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 0408-2013. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Judith Anne Zwarg and John Joseph Tiedemann, Jr.(227 Le Point Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business was conducted by a General Partnership./s/Judith Anne Zwarg. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-26-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By S. Bolden, Deputy Clerk. Aug. 3, 10, 17 & 24 2017

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-1858 OLD FILE NO. 2014-0535 THE GALLERY AT THE NETWORK, 778 Higuera Street, Suite B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 03-062016. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Rosanne Seitz(350 Estuary Way, Grover Beach, CA 93433), Dotty Hawthorne(6450 Squire Oaks Ln, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) and Julie Dunn(9150 Carmelita Ave, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business was conducted by a General Partnership./s/Rosanne Seitz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-31-2017. 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. Aug.10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

LegaL Notices NOTICE SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: TREVOR LEE COVERT, AN INDIVIDUAL; AND ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CV-0376

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Ashley Marie Renew for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Ashley Marie Renew PROPOSED NAME: Asha Marie Renew THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 08/31/2017, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93466. 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: July 18, 2017 /s/: Barry T. LaBarbera of the Superior Court

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-1757 OLD FILE NO. 2014-0602 BAY GIFT, 701 Embarcadero, Suite A, Morro Bay, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 03-13-2014. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Xiaoyan Mai(2364 Winnel Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business was conducted by an Individual./s/Xiaoyan Mai. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 07-19-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By JF. Brown, Deputy Clerk. July 27 & Aug. 3, 10, 17 2017

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-1901 OLD FILE NO. 2015-0116 T-NAILS, 781 E. Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 01-14-2015. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Hanh Ngo and Tam Le(781 E. Foothill Blvd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business was conducted by a CoPartnership./s/Tam Le, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 08-04-2017. 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. Aug.10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

Aug 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CVP-0196

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Theresa Yvonne Cybulski for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Theresa Yvonne Cybulski PROPOSED NAME: Theresa Yvonne Hildick 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: 09/12/2017, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93466. 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: Aug 1, 2017 /s/: R. Picquel of the Superior Court Aug 10, 17, 24 & 31 2017

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

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

INVITATION TO BID (SUB BIDS ONLY)

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NEWTIMESSLO.COM

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GENERAL CONTRACTOR:

MAINO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INCORPORATED

PROJECT NAME:

CL SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OFFICE RENOV. & BUS DROP OFF

PROJECT LOCATION:

1375 BALBOA STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401

PROJECT OWNER:

SAN LUIS COASTAL UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

ARCHITECT:

RRM DESIGN GROUP

BID DATE & TIME:

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

SITE REVIEW:

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

ESTIMATE/BUDGET:

$2.5 MILLION

CONTRACT TYPE:

LEASE-LEASEBACK (MAINO IS THE SELECTED LLB CONTRACTOR)

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

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

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

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

YOU KATHLEEN ROMAGNOLI ORDERED TO APPEAR IN PERSON AT THE RETURN HEARING RE: PETITION TO ENFORCE DECREE IINFORMATION ABOUT COURT HEARING TO BE HELD: NAME OF JUDICIAL OFFICER: HON. TODD F. LANG DATE AND TIME OF HEARING: AUGUST 21, 2017 @ 1:30 PM PLACE OF HEARING: 14264 W. TIERRA BUENA LANE, SURPRISE, AZ 85374 TIME ALLOTTED FOR HEARING: 30 MIN EVIDENCE AND EXHIBITS WILL NOT be presented at the hearing however TESTIMONY from the parties will be considered. THE MOVING PARTY MUST SERVE COPIES OF THE PETITION AND ALL RELATED DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING THIS ORDER, UPON THE RESPONDING PARTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULES 40, 41, 42 AND 91, ARIZONA RULES OF FAMILY LAW PROCEDURE.

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COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING BRIEF TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 AT 9:00 AM.

ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT 1. Consent Agenda – Item Nos. 1-18 & 26 & Resolution (Res.) No. 2017-196 through 2017-197, approved as amended. 2. Public Comment Period - matters not on the agenda: E. Greening; C. Hite; B. Pedrotti, R. Canfield, B. DiFatta; S. Funk, C. Varni, K. Oliver, R. Skinner, N. Andre & K. Neuhs, speak. No action taken. 3. Agreement w/ CAPSLO for distribution of $500,000 for construction of a new homeless services center at 40 Prado Rd. SLO, approved. 4. Mosquito surveillance activity update, rec’d & filed w/ direction given to staff on vector control programs. 5. 2011 Public Safety Realignment Implementation Plan status report, rec’d & filed. 6. 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; Mesa Community Alliance v. State of CA Dept. of Parks & Recreation, et al. Conference w/ Labor Negotiator re: SLODCCA, et al. v. SLO Co. Pension Trust Board, et al. (CV 100425). 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: Public Employee Appointment for the Position of Co. Administrative Officer. Report out. Open Session.

THE RESPONDING PARTY MAY FILE A RESPONSE IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 91, ARIZONA RULES OF FAMILY LAW PROCEDURE. COPIES OF THE RESPONSE AND ALL RELATED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SERVED ON THE MOVING PARTY OR MOVING PARTY’S ATTORNEY IN ACCORDANCE WITH RULE 43, ARIZONA RULES OF FAMILY LAW PROCEDURE.

7. Presentation: Res. 2017-198, recognizing B. Bullock who is retiring after 30 years of service, adopted.

DONE IN OPEN COURT THIS 29th day of June, 2017

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

/s/ HON. TODD F. LANG July 20, 27, August 3 & 10, 2017

8. A report re: the development of a fee &/or tax structure for cannabis cultivation & sales w/in the unincorporated area, rec’d w/ direction given to staff. Adjourned

By: /s/ Annette Ramirez, Deputy Clerk August 10, 2017


for the week of Aug. 10 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the Pismo Beach Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting at City Hall, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach California in the Council Chamber for the following purpose: PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA: A.

Address: 0 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA Applicant: Lot A, LLC Project #: P16-000122 Description: Coastal Development Permit, Conditional Use Permit and Tentative Tract Map 3100 for construction of 16 two-story townhome units on a vacant lot with frontage along Shell Beach Road just north of Shell Beach Elementary School. A Variance is requested for a 30% open space component where a 40% minimum is required. A Mitigated Negative Declaration will be considered. The Project is located in Planned Residential (PR) Zone of the Spindrift Planning Area. The project is located in the Coastal Appeal Overlay Zone and is Appealable to the California Coastal Commission. APN: 010-531-052

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 Planning Division by mail or hand-delivery at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, by fax at (805) 773-4684, or by email at eperez@pismobeach.org. Staff reports, plans and other information related to these projects are available for public review at the Community Development Department, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA. The meeting agenda and staff report will be available no later than the Friday before the meeting and may be obtained at City Hall or by visiting www.pismobeach.org. The Planning Commission meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20 and streamed on the City’s website. PLEASE NOTE: If you challenge the action taken on these items in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Pismo Beach at, or prior to, the public hearing. Further information on the above items may be obtained from or viewed at the Planning Division Office at City Hall, or by telephone at (805) 773-4658, or by emailing Elsa Perez, Administrative Secretary at eperez@pismobeach.org. Elsa Perez, CMC, Administrative Secretary August 10, 2017

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Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology Homework: When they say “Be yourself,” which self do they mean? Testify at freewillastrology.com. ARIES (March 21-April 19): I hope you’re making wise use of the surging fertility that has been coursing through you. Maybe you’ve been reinventing a long-term relationship that needed creative tinkering. Perhaps you have been hammering together an innovative business deal or generating new material for your artistic practice. It’s possible you have discovered how to express feelings and ideas that have been half-mute or inaccessible for a long time. If for some weird reason you are not yet having experiences like these, get to work! There’s still time to tap into the fecundity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano defines “idiot memory” as the kind of remembrances that keep us attached to our old self-images, and trapped by them. “Lively memory,” on the other hand, is a feisty approach to our old stories. It impels us to graduate from who we used to be. “We are the sum of our efforts to change who we are,” writes Galeano. “Identity is no museum piece sitting stockstill in a display case.” Here’s another clue to your current assignment, Taurus, from psychotherapist Dick Olney: “The goal of a good therapist is to help someone wake up from the dream that they are their self-image.”

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Sometimes, Gemini, loving you is a sacred honor for me—equivalent to getting a poem on my birthday from the Dalai Lama. On other occasions, loving you is more like trying to lap up a delicious milkshake that has spilled on the sidewalk, or slow-dancing with a giant robot teddy bear that accidentally knocks me down when it suffers a glitch. I don’t take it personally when I encounter the more challenging sides of you, since you are always an interesting place to visit. But could you maybe show more mercy to the people in your life who are not just visitors? Remind your dear allies of the obvious secret—that you’re composed of several different selves, each of whom craves different thrills.

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(June 21-July 22): Liz, my girlfriend when I was young, went to extreme lengths to cultivate her physical attractiveness. “Beauty must suffer,” her mother had told her while growing up, and Liz heeded that advice. To make her long blonde hair as wavy as possible, for example, she wrapped strands of it around six empty metal cans before bed, applied a noxious spray, and then slept all night with a stinky, clanking mass of metal affixed to her head. While you may not do anything so literal, Cancerian, you do sometimes act as if suffering helps keep you strong and attractive—as if feeling hurt is a viable way to energize your quest for what you want. But if you’d like to transform that approach, the coming weeks will be a good time. Step One: Have a long, compassionate talk with your inner saboteur.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Each of us comes to know the truth in our own way, says astrologer Antero Alli. “For some it is wild and unfettered,” he writes. “For others it is like a cozy domesticated cat, while others find truth through their senses alone.” Whatever your usual style of knowing the truth might be, Leo, I suspect you’ll benefit from trying out a different method in the next two weeks. Here are some possibilities: trusting your most positive feelings; tuning in to the clues and cues your body provides; performing ceremonies in which you request the help of ancestral spirits; slipping into an altered state by laughing nonstop for five minutes.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Would you scoff if I said that you’ll soon be blessed with supernatural assistance? Would you smirk and roll your eyes if I advised you to find clues to your next big move by analyzing your irrational fantasies? Would you tell me to stop spouting nonsense if I hinted that a guardian angel is conspiring to blast a tunnel through the mountain you created out of a molehill? It’s OK if you ignore my predictions, Virgo. They’ll come true even if you’re a staunch realist who doesn’t believe in woo-woo, juju, or mojo.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is the Season of Enlightenment for you. That doesn’t necessarily mean you will achieve an ultimate state of divine grace. It’s not a guarantee that you’ll be freestyling in satori, samadhi, or nirvana. But one thing is certain: Life will conspire to bring you the excited joy that comes with deep insight into the nature of reality. If you decide to take advantage of the opportunity, please keep in mind these thoughts from designer Elissa Giles: “Enlightenment is not an asexual, dispassionate, head-inthe-clouds, nails-in-the-palms disappearance from the game of life. It’s a volcanic, kick-ass, erotic commitment to love in action, coupled with hard-headed practical grist.”

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Some zoos sell the urine of lions and tigers to gardeners who sprinkle it in their gardens. Apparently the stuff scares off wandering house cats that might be tempted to relieve themselves in vegetable patches. I nominate this scenario to be a provocative metaphor for you in the coming weeks. Might you tap into the power of your inner wild animal so as to protect your inner crops? Could you build up your warrior energy so as to prevent run-ins with pesky irritants? Can you call on helpful spirits to ensure that what’s growing in your life will continue to thrive?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The fates have conspired to make it right and proper for you to be influenced by Sagittarian author Mark Twain. There are five specific bits of his wisdom that will serve as benevolent tweaks to your attitude. I hope you will also aspire to express some of his expansive snappiness. Now here’s Twain: 1. “You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” 2. “Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned.” 3. “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.” 4. “When in doubt, tell the truth.” 5. “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “My grandfather used to tell me that if you stir muddy water it will only get darker,” wrote I. G. Edmonds in his book Trickster Tales. “But if you let the muddy water stand still, the mud will settle and the water will become clearer,” he concluded. I hope this message reaches you in time, Capricorn. I hope you will then resist any temptation you might have to agitate, churn, spill wine into, wash your face in, drink, or splash around in the muddy water.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): In 1985, Maurizio Cattelan quit his gig at a mortuary in Padua, Italy, and resolved to make a living as an artist. He started creating furniture, and ultimately evolved into a sculptor who specialized in satirical work. In 1999 he produced a piece depicting the Pope being struck by a meteorite, which sold for $886,000 in 2001. If there were ever going to be a time when you could launch your personal version of his story, Aquarius, it would be in the next 10 months. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should go barreling ahead with such a radical act of faith, however. Following your bliss rarely leads to instant success. It may take years. (16 in Cattelan’s case.) Are you willing to accept that?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Tally up your physical aches, psychic bruises, and chronic worries. Take inventory of your troubling memories, half-repressed disappointments, and existential nausea. Do it, Pisces! Be strong. If you bravely examine and deeply feel the difficult feelings, then the cures for those feelings will magically begin streaming in your direction. You’ll see what you need to do to escape at least some of your suffering. So name your griefs and losses, my dear. Remember your near-misses and total fiascos. As your reward, you’ll be soothed and relieved and forgiven. A Great Healing will come. ∆

Go to RealAstrology.com to check out Rob Brezsny's expanded weekly horoscopes and daily text message horoscopes. The audio horoscopes are also available by phone at 1-877-873-4888 or 1-900-950-7700. © Copyright 2017

www.newtimesslo.com • August 10 - August 17, 2017 • New Times • 63


9th Annual NEW TIMES MUSIC AWARDS

THE CENTRAL COAST’S PREMIER MUSIC COMPETITION

Calling all local bands, musicians, singers, and songwriters! Win amazing prizes including the official NTMA trophy (a Newtie), a chance to be on the 2017 NTMA CD, AND a spot performing at the Winners Showcase at the Fremont Theater in SLO on Friday, November 3rd, 2017.

ENTER NOW! ENTRIES ACCEPTED UNTIL 5pm ON MONDAY, AUGUST 21st

Enter online at w w w.NewTimesSLO.com (or fill out the form below)

NEW TIMES MUSIC AWARDS ENTRY FORM

ONLINE ENTRIES ARE PREFERRED, however, you may fill out the following form to enter songs into this year’s competition. Be sure to check ONE box to indicate the genre of the song. 10 original songs max for the genre categories, 3 original songs max for the songwriters category, and 1 entry for Album category total.

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Name of songwriter(s) _____________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone # _____________________________________ Email _______________________________________________ Instagram ________________________________________________________________________________________ SONG ENTRY BY GENRE (please check one box per song title to indicate song genre) Song Title #1

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of performing artist(s) EXACTLY as it should appear on CD ______________________________________________________________________

enter up to 13 songs & 1 album

GENERAL RULES

• All entries must be received by 5pm on Monday, August 21, 2017, to be considered for the 2017 New Times Music Awards (NTMAs). • Entries are $10 for each song and for the Best Album award. • Participants may enter a maximum of 13 songs (10 genre category, 3 songwriting category) and 1 album. • ONLINE ENTRIES ARE PREFERRED. Please fill out the entry form, upload songs, and pay for your entries with a credit card at www.NewTimesSLO.com. • If you wish to pay with cash or check, you may drop off your entries at either the New Times or Sun offices (addresses listed below). Bring your music entries on a CD or USB drive along with your completed entry form. Checks should be made payable to “New Times.” • A Dropbox.com folder will be made available by request for song submissions. • All entrants must reside primarily in San Luis Obispo County or Northern Santa Barbara County. • All entrants must be able to play at the showcase event on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017. • All entrants under 18 years of age must select the “Youth” category and must have a parent or guardian sign the entry form. • By entering the contest, all entrants give permission to New Times Media Group to reproduce submissions on compact disc and on the web. All entries remain the property of performers. • New Times Music Awards is not responsible for lost, damaged, incomplete, or late entries. • The top 3 songs in each category need to provide high-quality versions of their songs (16 Bit, 44.1 Sample Rate). A Dropbox.com folder will be made available by request. • Songs may have multiple co-writers, but please designate one contact name only on entry form. • Winners will be chosen by a select panel of judges • Songs will be judged on overall performance. • Live performers will share the ‘Back Line’. • Check NewTimesSLO.com or contact NTMA@NewTimesSLO.com for more information.

GENRE CATEGORIES

(band name, stage name, etc.) R&B/Blues Hip Hop/Reggae/World Song Title #2

County/Folk/Americana

Rock/Alternative

Open

Youth

______________________________________________________________________________________________

Name of performing artist(s) EXACTLY as it should appear on CD ______________________________________________________________________

R&B/Blues

Hip Hop/Reggae/World

Song Title #3

______________________________________________________________________________________________

County/Folk/Americana

Rock/Alternative

Open

Youth

Name of performing artist(s) EXACTLY as it should appear on CD ______________________________________________________________________

R&B/Blues

Hip Hop/Reggae/World

Song Title #4

______________________________________________________________________________________________

County/Folk/Americana

Rock/Alternative

Open

Youth

Name of performing artist(s) EXACTLY as it should appear on CD ______________________________________________________________________

R&B/Blues

Hip Hop/Reggae/World

Song Title #5

______________________________________________________________________________________________

County/Folk/Americana

Rock/Alternative

Open

Youth

Name of performing artist(s) EXACTLY as it should appear on CD ______________________________________________________________________

R&B/Blues

Hip Hop/Reggae/World

Song Title #6

______________________________________________________________________________________________

County/Folk/Americana

Rock/Alternative

Open

Youth

Name of performing artist(s) EXACTLY as it should appear on CD ______________________________________________________________________

R&B/Blues

Hip Hop/Reggae/World

Song Title #7

______________________________________________________________________________________________

County/Folk/Americana

Rock/Alternative

Open

Youth

Name of performing artist(s) EXACTLY as it should appear on CD ______________________________________________________________________

R&B/Blues

Hip Hop/Reggae/World

Song Title #8

______________________________________________________________________________________________

County/Folk/Americana

Rock/Alternative

Open

Youth

Name of performing artist(s) EXACTLY as it should appear on CD ______________________________________________________________________

R&B/Blues

Hip Hop/Reggae/World

Song Title #9

______________________________________________________________________________________________

County/Folk/Americana

Rock/Alternative

Open

Youth

Name of performing artist(s) EXACTLY as it should appear on CD ______________________________________________________________________

• NEW THIS YEAR! We have a Youth category for anyone entering music who is under the age of 18. • Each song submission must have a genre selected. If nothing is selected, the song will go into the “Open” genre. • If judges determine a song to be a better fit with a different genre category than what was originally submitted, they reserve the right to recategorize it.

R&B/Blues

Hip Hop/Reggae/World

Song Title #10

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ALBUM CATEGORY

SONGWRITER CATEGORY ENTRY

County/Folk/Americana

Rock/Alternative

Open

Youth

Name of performing artist(s) EXACTLY as it should appear on CD ______________________________________________________________________

R&B/Blues

Hip Hop/Reggae/World

County/Folk/Americana

Rock/Alternative

Open

Youth

• Albums must have been released between July 7, 2016 and August 21, 2017 to be eligible. PLEASE DELIVER A HARD COPY TO EITHER THE NEW TIMES OR SUN OFFICE along with a completed entry form by 5pm on Monday, August 21, 2017 for consideration. The entire presentation will be judged, including quality of songs, sound, and packaging. • Only 1 album per entrant total.

Song Title #1 __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Song Title #2 __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Song Title #3 __________________________________________________________________________________________________

SONGWRITING CATEGORY

Album Title ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

• You may enter up to 3 songs in the Songwriting genre, which is being judged separately. • Upload (or include) a .doc file of lyrics with your entry.

SAVE THE DATE: The NTMAs will be held on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at the Fremont Theater in SLO

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BEST ALBUM ENTRY (only 1 total) TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES ________________ x $10= _____________________ PAYMENT ENCLOSED ______________________ I certify that I am the writer or co-writer of the song(s) or lyrics submitted. I also certify that I have read, understood, and accept the rules and regulations of the New Times Music Awards. If entrant is under 18 years old, the signature of a parent or guardian is required. Signature ___________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________________ ONLINE ENTRIES ARE PREFERRED, BUT YOU MAY ALSO MAIL OR DROP OFF SUBMISSIONS AT EITHER OF OUR OFFICES. AdditŠnal entry forms are avaÕable at either of our offices or on our website: www.NewTimesSLO.com.

LOCAL LEGEND AWARD NOMINEE

The Local Legend Award recognizes an individual or group who has contributed to help enrich, support, and further music’s reach in our community; someone whose ideas, inspiration, and dedication to this art scene have helped nurture and grow the music scene—whether it’s bringing new sounds to the area or giving people the tools they need to create their own. We would love your input! Please use this space to nominate an individual, group, or organization you feel should be considered for this award: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ NEW TIMES: 1010 MARSH STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401 • SUN: 2540 SKYWAY DRIVE, SUITE A, SANTA MARIA CA 93445

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