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Red Cross volunteers give their time to help others caught up in the worst crisis of their lives [10] BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

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January 11 - January 18, 2018 VOLUME 32, NUMBER 25

Editor’s note

This week Volunteers Red Cross volunteers help during disasters ..................................10 The woman behind the Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre .................12 Find the perfect volunteer fit for you .................................................16 Peruse your options to help ................18

news Grover Beach family upended by deportation....................... 4

opinion Nuclear energy is absolutely safe and reliable ......................................... 20 Diablo Canyon could destroy us all ................................................... 20

arts GALLERY: A movie poster master who lives in Morro Bay ...................... 36 GALLERY: The wine painter ............... 37

flavor COOKING: The magic of cast iron........... 46 cover by Dermot Tatlow/ courtesy of Red Cross cover design by Alex Zuniga

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undreds of trained Red Cross volunteers traveled south to help victims of the Thomas Fire, the largest fire in California history, in December. They served thousands of meals, connected people with services, comforted folks through the loss of a home, and handed out blankets and HAZY AND toiletries at shelters. For this year’s Volunteers GONE On Dec. 12, Red Cross issue, I reached out to some of those who gave volunteers Ron their time to help others in need through and Betsey help people assess the Red Cross and spoke to them about what the damage they do and why they do it [10]. Also in caused to their homes in Volunteers, check out the woman whose passion the Clearpoint for theater turned into 25 years of giving to the neighborhood of Ventura. Cambria theater arts scene [12] ; a website that can connect you with local volunteer opportunities [16] ; and some local nonprofits that can get you started down the road to helping others [18]. In this issue, you can also read about how the deportation of a Grover Beach mother is affecting her children [4]; one badass prolific movie poster master whose work is on display at SLOMA [36]; a wine aficionado who uses it to paint with [37]; and how once you go cast iron, you can never go back to nonstick [46].

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.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers detained a Grover Beach mother of three on Jan. 3 and deported her to Tijuana, Mexico, days later. Neofita Silva’s eldest daughter Susan Bernal, a 23-year-old medical assistant living in San Diego, must now step up and take care of her two siblings. Silva battled ICE for 12 years to stay in the United States with her family, renewing a temporary work permit over and over again. Last December, she received notice that she had exhausted all of her legal avenues and would be deported. Silva was taken to the Adelanto Processing Center in Victorville on Jan. 4 and ICE left her in Tijuana on Jan. 5. “No one was there when I got there. My family didn’t know I was going to be taken across the border and there was no one there to help me,” Silva told New Times in Spanish over the phone. During the detaining process, Silva was allowed to make two phone calls: one to her lawyers and the other to her daughter Bernal. “She tried to give me a call, but when I answered the operator said I needed to put in my credit card information to pay for the call,” Bernal said. “I didn’t even have enough time to put in my credit card number before the call disconnected.” The process happened so quickly that Bernal and her siblings weren’t able to get in touch with their mother or know where she would be next. “We tried calling, but the person on the other line said they couldn’t give us any information and would only speak to our lawyer,” Bernal said. Bernal and her lawyer filed an emergency

stay for her mother but the effort failed. “Jan. 5, I met her at the airport in Tijuana to say my goodbyes and put her on a plane back to Acapulco, Mexico,” she said. Bernal filed an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative—the form is the first step in helping a relative immigrate to the United States. Her application must be approved before any action to bring her mother back can take place, and once it’s approved, the process takes about a year. PICKING UP THE PIECES Susan Bernal (pictured far left) is For now, Bernal is moving back to Grover Beach to care for her siblings after her mother, transitioning to move back Neofita Silva (second from left), was deported earlier this month. to Grover Beach from San Diego. She’s hoping to find Kyle Berlin, a high school friend of the 18-yeara full-time position as a medical assistant on the old, started a GoFundMe page for the family, Central Coast as well as a part-time position on which has raised more than $4,000 so far. While the weekends to continue to pay the mortgage there were many people who vocally support the on their homes. family, Berlin wanted to find a way to tangibly “It really helps that I have a lot of support help the family’s current financial situation. from the community,” she said. “I have to stay “Its devastating to personally know people that strong for my siblings, and I’m just doing my are affected. Immigration isn’t an abstract thing. best to keep my head above water.” Bernal will be caring for her 16-year-old sister in People we all know in our community that are kind, loving, and contributing individuals are so high school and her 18-year-old brother in college. adversely affected by this cruel process,” Berlin “If I could go down there and keep everything said. “It’s disheartening.” ∆ afloat I think that would be really good for us,” Bernal said. —Karen Garcia

Supervisor Hill denied board chairmanship again, slammed for ‘outrageous’ behavior

the same pointed message to 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill and the Board of Supervisors: Hill, the vice chair, was not fit to serve as chair of the board in 2018, while 1st District Supervisor John Peschong deserved a second year in the seat. During the supervisors’ annual reorganization of board positions, public commenters engaged in an hour-long evisceration of Hill’s character and behavior as an elected official while demanding he be barred from the chair seat. Called a “bully,” “disrespectful,” and “an embarrassment” to the county, Hill was repeatedly slammed for conduct as specific as sending disparaging emails to community members with county resources and as broad as embodying the “progressive left ideology.” “Anyone who disagrees with him is disrespected and called names,” Terri Stricklin of Nipomo said. “There are consequences to that kind of bad, outrageous behavior, and this is one of them.” Commenters added that Hill failed to exhibit traits fitting for the board chair, who’s responsible for running meetings and serving as the top representative for the county. “We need a chair whose character demonstrates his respect for the position we elected him to,” resident Elsa Dawson said. The supervisors then voted 3-2, with Hill and Bruce Gibson dissenting, to re-elect Peschong as the board chair and move 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold to the vice chair seat. It’s the second year in a row Hill was passed over for the board chairmanship, which of late has turned into a contentious political matter rather than a dependable rotation. Several of the meeting’s speakers were supporters of and donors

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will have to sell its three participating communities on the expensive proposition. Five Cities Fire Chief Steve Lieberman presented a proposed plan to members of the Arroyo Grande City Council on Jan. 9, stating that recruitment and retention issues with the reserve program had created critical staffing shortages. To address the problem, the agency’s board of directors wants to hire an additional six full-time firefighters in 2018 and phase out the reserve program over the next four years. “The part-time program is no longer viable or sustainable,” Lieberman said. The FCFA provides fire services for Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, and the Oceano Community Services District. Prior to its formation, fire service was historically provided by volunteer fire departments, which later morphed into a part-time reserve firefighter program after the agency’s formation. Growing development, population, and increased calls for service have raised the need for more firefighters, but the area’s high cost of living and the lure of full-time opportunities elsewhere have diminished the number of the department’s reserve firefighters from 25 in 2011 to just six in 2017. Because of the shortage, more of the agency’s firefighters have been working overtime or shifts between 76 and 120 hours, raising concerns about cost and safety from some City Council members. Under the proposed plan, Lieberman would be authorized to conduct an emergency hire of three full-time firefighters by April and hire an additional three more in July 2018. According to a proposed timeline, the reserve program would be maintained until 2020, when it would be eliminated. But making those hires won’t come cheap. The proposed plan would cost Arroyo Grande alone between $2.4 million and $2.9 million over the next four to five fiscal years. That price is steep as the city prepares to begin discussions on its next budget, which officials said was already tight. “It’s not an easy discussion to have because the money is really the elephant in the room,” Councilmember Caren Ray said. “I’m truly afraid of what this budget is going to look like. … We have got to find a way. I don’t know how we are going to do it.” Mayor Jim Hill called the situation “sobering” and indicated that the city and its residents may face some tough choices come budget time.

“This budget cycle is going to have wrenching changes to lifestyles here in Arroyo Grande and the three communities, Oceano and Grover Beach included,” Hill said, later adding, “There’s going to be hard decisions made. What is the community willing to give up, and if you’re not going to give it up, what will you be willing to pay for?” Concerns over an impact to fire services was all the more prescient the night of the meeting, as Hill noted that firefighters in Santa Barbara County were working to rescue victims of deadly mudslides following the massive Thomas Fire. “Our community’s geography is no different than our neighbors to the south,” he said. —Chris McGuinness

Agreement brewing between Coast Unified, Cayucos, and San Luis Coastal on transfers

Cayucos families could soon have a dependable path for transferring their kids to San Luis Coastal Unified School District (SLCUSD) schools. A draft agreement between the SLCUSD, Coast Unified School District, and Cayucos Elementary School District establishes a process for interdistrict transfers that would enable funding to follow students to their destination district—the sticking point in years of prior discussion on the issue. The SLCUSD board of trustees will review the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at a Jan. 11 study session, and Superintendent Eric Prater said he hopes to put it before the board for a final vote on Jan. 16. “I’m optimistic,” Prater said. “We’ve been behind the scenes trying to negotiate this for quite some time.” Per the arrangement, the school district whose boundaries include a student who transferred out of the district would have to pay a sum of money to the district serving the student. That sum was calculated as the state’s per pupil funding plus 25 percent. For a ninth through 12th grader, it’s $10,890, which Prater said comes close to the amount in

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property taxes the three school districts can allocate per pupil. All three districts are “basic aid,” meaning they’re funded by local property taxes. The agreement would resolve nagging issues for both SLCUSD and the Cayucos district about interdistrict transfers. While SLCUSD educates many Cayucos high school students who opt to attend Morro Bay High School over Cambria High School, it doesn’t receive additional funding for those students. With the Diablo Canyon Power Plant closure dramatically impacting SLCUSD’s budget, Prater said transferring students became an increasingly pressing issue. In Cayucos, families have long been frustrated about the lack of choice for students entering high school. Morro Bay is only a few miles away and is many families’ preference, but it’s outside of Coast Unified’s boundaries. “The community of Cayucos is really tired of not having a choice of where their kids go to high school,” Prater said. “It’s a fractured community in some ways.” Coast Unified Superintendent Vicki Shumacher told New Times she hadn’t read the draft MOU but has been working collaboratively with the other districts to reach the agreement at the direction of her board. “Conceptually we’re very interested in reaching an agreement with all three districts,” Shumacher said. —Peter Johnson

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that was filled with the restaurant’s extra to-go boxes, towels, and other backstock. Adams happily met that offer by saying he’d make the space work. After eight months of getting the right permits lined up and passing multiple inspections, Adams has 107 square feet plus a small patio area to himself. This whole idea of distilling his own

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push for a similar ordinance on a countywide scale. “We needed the Five Cities before we go to the county,” she told councilmembers at the meeting. Speaking to New Times, Rands said that the organization was still mulling when and if it would approach the county, citing uncertainties about whether some members of the SLO County Board of Supervisors’ conservative-leaning threemember majority would support it. —Chris McGuinness

The council voted 4-0, with Councilmember Debbie Peterson absent, to approve a first reading of the ban. It will come back to the council for final approval at their Jan. 22 meeting. If passed, local businesses will have six months to use up or get rid of their remaining stock of polystyrene items. If it passes, Grover Beach will join the cities of SLO, Morro Bay, Arroyo Grande, and Pismo Beach, which have all passed similar ordinances. Bronson said Grover’s ordinance is consistent with the other cities’ bans. Janine Rands, a member of the SLO Foam Free organization that lobbies many cities to enact the bans, said having the cities signed on could help open the door to

hard alcohol came from a story he read in New Times three years ago. It was about the wine industry in Paso Robles using its grapes for more than just wine. His friend Joe Barton a co-owner of Krobar Distillery was featured for his use of wine to make gin and rye whiskey. This was also when the Craft Distillers Act of 2015 passed, which took affect PHOTO BY KAREN GARCIA in 2016. The law authorizes the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to issue a distiller’s license to a person with the facility and equipment to create distilled alcohol for commercial manufacturing. With that in mind Adams said Barton gave him a few pointers and told him to do his research. So he picked up Making Pure Corn Whiskey: CHEERS Todd Adams is a building inspector for San Luis Obispo A Professional County by day, but he operates his hole-in-the-wall distillery in his Guide For Amateur free time. and Micro Distillers

Supes tweak pot policy and talk taxes The SLO County Board of Supervisors resolved a hiccup in their county cannabis ordinance on Jan. 9 that had barred

registered growers from receiving state licenses. Supervisors directed county staff to provide state cannabis regulators letters of good standing for local registered cultivators in the process of applying for county permits to grow marijuana. The letter is required by the state in order to grant temporary licenses to hopeful businesses. In a subsequent item, the board also considered a cannabis tax proposal by county Auditor-Controller-Tax Collector Jim Erb. The supervisors tentatively signed off on a 4 percent tax on gross receipts that would increase by 2 percent each year to a maximum of 10 percent. The tax would be for general use— meaning the revenue generated from

by Ian Smiley—it’s a guide on how to create smaller batches of whiskey. After countless hours on the internet and many trials later, he’s come up with a fresh take on gin, rum, and whiskey. “I don’t drink hard alcohol at all, so I wanted to make something that was smooth enough for me to enjoy,” he said. Foggy Bottom Distillery is open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until dark. Stop by enjoy a taste with Adams, and you just might catch him in his leather serving apron, if he remembers to wear it. He said all the fancy distillers have one. To reach out to Adams, visit his Facebook page.

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The Wampum Trading Post is celebrating its grand re-opening and the prospective launch of a new Native American Museum. The shop was once only a merchant of handcrafts and gifts, but this spot will now also be home to a museum displaying authentic indigenous artifacts by tribes from across the continent. While the museum is currently under construction, the trading post is now open for business with a hundreds of books, collector’s artifacts, Baja sweaters, blankets, and rugs. Visit the Wampum Trading Post at 9190 Castillo Drive, San Simeon. ∆ Staff Writer Karen Garcia wrote this week’s Strokes and Plugs. Send tidbits to strokes@newtimesslo.com. it could be spent however the Board of Supervisors decides. That type of tax also only requires a majority vote, as opposed to a two-thirds vote. Erb said the county should seek sufficient tax revenue to pay for both the “known and unknown” consequences of legalized marijuana and “protect the general fund.” He cautioned, though, against passing excessive taxes that would overburden industry members, pointing out that the state is already taxing the industry heavily. “If we overtax this industry, it’s going to create a gray or black market,” Erb said. If the board finalizes the tax proposal in February, it will go before county voters at the June primary elections. ∆ —Peter Johnson

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Responding to crisis Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers showed up to help Thomas Fire victims in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties PHOTOS BY DERMOT TATLOW COURTESY OF THE RED CROSS

LENDING AN EAR Longtime Red Cross volunteer Carolyn Pandol listens to shelter resident Michelle Mullin tell the story of how she escaped from the Thomas Fire.

COMFORT After evacuating during the Thomas Fire to a nearby shelter, 3-year-old Davin hugs a Red Cross volunteer therapy dog owned by volunteer Carol Janssens.

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bout seven days after the Thomas Fire began, the Ventura Police Department gave Red Cross volunteers permission to go up to some of the neighborhoods that were reduced to rubble. “We went out to the burn areas when people were first returning to the area … . And we were able to walk around and see who was up there and give them help if they wanted and just give them encouragement,” volunteer and Red Cross Disaster Team Captain Keith McLellan said. “It’s overwhelming.” Walking through an ash-covered neighborhood, McLellan and his buddy Burt noticed an older couple amid the ruins. Their grandson was in the backseat of the car parked nearby. Burt asked the couple if he could give the boy a Mickey Mouse doll from the Red Cross. Yes, they said, but only if he’ll take it. Burt walked over the car, knocked on the window, and opened the door, offering the doll to the boy. “The young boy grabbed it and just said, ‘Mickey,’ and hugged it to his chest so tight,” McLellan said. The couple told the volunteers that it was the first word their grandson had spoken in four days. “He was sitting outside of his home, which was nothing but ashes,” McLellan said. “So that’s the sort of stuff we’re dealing with.” It’s important to help people in situations like that feel like they’ve gained back some control over a part of their life, he said. Basically, the goal is to aid someone in moving from despair to hope, so they can get on to the healing process. He compares losing a home in a major crisis such as a fire to the loss of a loved one. It’s not as bad, he said, but in many ways it can be. “When a home is completely destroyed it can be very shocking,” McLellan said. “When there’s a lot of loss, there’s a lot of grief involved when you lose your home and you lose all your belongings.”

Crisis support

The Thomas Fire, now the largest fire in California’s history, had burned almost 282,000 acres of land in Santa Barbara

SAFE Charlotte Marchetti (left) and Carol Daly (right) reunite at a shelter after evacuating their homes in Ventura five days earlier.

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and Ventura counties as of Jan. 7, when it was 92 percent contained. McLellan said 720 homes were totally destroyed in the flames—that’s more than 700 displaced households processing the grief and shock of returning to piles of ash. McLellan was one of hundreds of trained Red Cross volunteers who showed up to help victims of the Thomas Fire find shelter, government services, counseling, meals, clothes, medications, and financial assistance, according to Jessica Piffero, the director of communications for the Central California region. She said that about 2,000 spontaneous volunteers (as in, not trained or in the Red Cross system) reached out to offer help, and about half of that number ended up working a shift. Those volunteers served 46,000 meals and snacks, handed out more than 23,000 relief supplies for disaster cleanup, gave away more than 650 comfort kits with hygiene items, and made nearly 4,500 health services contacts. The Red Cross opened a shelter on the first day of the Thomas fire, Dec. 4; operated up to five shelters simultaneously at the fire’s height; and closed its last shelter on Dec. 22. Piffero said they had nearly 6,000 overnight shelter stays in those weeks (a shelter stay equals one person, one night) across shelters at UC Santa Barbara, the Ventura County Fairgrounds, the Santa Paula Community Center, Oxnard College, and Nordhoff High School in Ojai. Before disaster strikes, the Red Cross is constantly training its pool of volunteers; giving presentations to government agencies on things like fire and earthquake disaster preparedness; and collaborating with other nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and government organizations through something called VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster). “Our local Red Cross is 95 percent led by volunteers, and we rely on them heavily to do that work. They respond in the middle of the night. They respond on holidays. You know, disasters don’t discriminate,” Piffero said. “There’s a lot of work that goes in so that we’re ready to open a shelter and respond at a moment’s notice.” Volunteers often specialize in the thing they feel most comfortable with, whether THOMAS FIRE continued page 11

RED CROSS RESPONSE Red Cross Response Vehicles become focal points in disaster-stricken neighborhoods where neighbors regroup, collect water or snacks, and receive breathing masks.


THOMAS FIRE from page 10

it’s sorting donations or interacting with government officials. There are people such as McLellan, a Lompoc resident who has responded to hurricanes on the East Coast and has worked with Red Cross for the past four or five years. He is the external relations lead for the Red Cross’ Santa Barbara County office and acts as a liaison to government agencies and community organizations. During disasters such as the Thomas Fire, he’s also the spiritual care lead, which is similar to a chaplain (he’s also the volunteer chaplain for the Lompoc Fire Department) but also helps provide mental health and health services to people who are dealing with trauma. “Basically, it’s crisis support,” McLellan said. “Most people have some kind of spiritual orientation, so we help them tap into that.” There are people such as his wife, who spent nine 12-hour days manning the check-in at the UCSB shelter. And there are people such as Deborah Hopper, who manages shelters or staffs them for the Red Cross and responds to smaller-scale disasters such as house or apartment fires through the nonprofit’s Disaster Assistance Team.

Filling the gap

Similar to McLellan, Hopper does more than simply volunteer her time and compassion to national-level disaster response. Also from Lompoc, she got her volunteering start four years ago with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which is sponsored by the Lompoc Fire Department. Normally, CERT trains for things like urban search and rescue and triage at events like the

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Lompoc Flower and Spring Arts festivals, where they set up a booth. Through McLellan and Hopper, the Lompoc Fire Department coordinated with the Red Cross to respond to the Thomas Fire, sending about seven CERT volunteers to help out at the shelters and hand out things like masks in grocery store parking lots. It was the first time CERT and the Red Cross had worked together, which was exciting for Hopper, who estimated that she worked between 45 and 50 hours at the Ventura Fairgrounds and UCSB shelters. “This was the first time that we had a chance to work together with each other, so that was awesome. The fact that we had a such a disaster that we were needed was not great,” Hopper said. She’s worked with the Red Cross for about a year and a half, volunteering at the Chimney Fire in San Luis Obispo County in 2016, and the Whittier Fire in Santa Ynez and the Alamo Fire east of Santa Maria in 2017. “The hard part is that fact that you’re helping someone in the middle of a disaster. To be able to reach out through Red Cross to someone that is hurting is amazing,” Hopper said. “But I don’t like to stand back and see someone that is hurting and not be able to help them, and Red Cross is able to help me do that.” Most of the time, people who get evacuated from their homes come into the shelter with what’s on their back. Hopper said she tries to help them get what they

GONE Linda Allen stands with Red Cross volunteers as she looks at the remainder of her home in Ventura’s Skyline neighborhood.

need, whether it’s a bath towel, a blanket, or medication that was left behind. It’s similar to what the Red Cross’ Disaster Action Team (DAT) does at the more personal tragedies, which DAT responds to at the request of the fire department, according to McLellan. “We offer assistance to the families and if we can, we provide them with financial assistance immediately so they can get some clothes,” he said. “It’s a short-term, middleof-the-night often, where we go out and help people who are just sitting outside, because they can’t go back into their homes.” Although DAT can’t do a lot, the Red Cross can do just enough to help people get going again: put victims in a shortterm hotel stay, help them find medical care and crisis counseling, provide them

with cash if the wallet and checkbooks all go up in flames, and/or connect them with a caseworker for followup. DAT also helps out with prevention measures, such as educating communities about smoke detectors. Volunteers are actually going to canvas homes and apartment buildings in Guadalupe at the end of January to check, fix, and install smoke detectors. “You get out of it as much as you put into it,” he said. “Never underestimate the power of a simple gesture of kindness and encouragement to a fellow human being whose life has been turned upside down by disaster.” ▼ Contact Editor Camillia Lanham at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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Passion project The founder of the Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre retires after a quarter of a century at the helm BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

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“ t was magical.” That might be Nancy Green’s favorite statement to make about the theater she helped give birth to. It was born—rather painlessly and passionately—about 25 years ago, three years after Green moved to the hilly hamlet of Cambria from the chaos and clamor of New York City. Green, who started her love affair with community theaters in the 1960s, and her friend Judith Jesness, who was a professional actress in New York City for many years, were the loving parents. Born as the Allied Arts Theatre Group in 1992, it shared a space with the Allied Arts Association in the historic old Santa Rosa Schoolhouse (built in 1881 and refurbished a little more than 50 years ago). It was tiny, but Green said the community made it work. “We did one-act plays because there was no facilities for anything else, and it was magical,” the 87-year-old says with a flick of her wrist. “It was wonderful.” Sitting with her back to a windowed egress in her Cambria home, Green fiddles with her necklace as she talks about how she and Jesness watched,

learned, and pushed the theater to grow with the help of the community. “Judith was a pro. This was her life and she had performed all over the country. I learned a lot from her because I was just an actress and there’s so much to theater,” she says, emphasizing the “so” by drawing out the “o.” “I just walked into an audition in New York in 1960 and they just told me I got the part.” Leadership of the theater has switched hands over the past quarter of a century, but Green was always around. While Jesness eventually moved away in 2007 and now lives outside of Sacramento (where she continues to work with a community theater), Green stayed on as the Allied Arts Theatre became the Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre and upgraded to a larger space, the old grammar school (yes, another school) that is now the Coast Unified School District’s office building. There, she made it her goal to turn the once tiny community theater into as close to a state-of-the-art facility as she could get it: stadium seating for 99, a larger stage, professional lighting that Cal Poly students helped design, and, most recently, sound baffles for noise

COMEDY NIGHT Nancy Green (left) and Judy Jesness pose for the playbill of a one-act “Evening of Comedy” with the Allied Arts Association at the old Santa Rosa Schoolhouse in Cambria.

mitigation (and hopefully, soon, a remotecontrolled spotlight). Things are almost there as she hands leadership over to her chosen successor, Jill Turnbow, who was previously the theater’s artistic director. “This is no longer little amateur in Dixie,” Green says with satisfaction. Facing Green at the table by the window, Turnbow nods her head in agreement. But Green’s retirement from volunteering essentially all of her time to the theater isn’t full-fledged. Although she is stepping back from her executive

director role, she’s still helping to push another one of her babies out the door, the nonprofit’s first (“annual, hopefully”) Cambria Film Festival, which runs from Feb. 8 through 11. When asked what she did outside of her work with the theater, Green knits her eyes together behind her thick blackrimmed glasses: “If you’re running a theater, you don’t have time for anything else. It’s a 24/7 job, and you can put that in there,” she says seriously with an emphatic point of her finger, before her face softens GREEN continued page 14

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LEND ME AN ACTRESS (Left to right) Ali Rahim, Daniel Freeman, and Nancy Green act in a SLO Little Theatre production of Lend Me A Tenor in 2008—which happens to be Green’s favorite play.

ITALIAN MOMMA Nancy Green serves dinner as the mother of a New Jersey family in the SLO Little Theatre’s rendition of Over the River. PHOTO COURTESY OF NANCY GREEN

GREEN from page 12

into a laugh. “But it was a joy.” Her love for theater is palpable in the way she speaks about it, with a certain soft wistfulness in her voice. Even when things got desperate, she says, she always knew they would work out for the best. She had faith that the community would pull together and make things happen. For her, that’s what community theater is all about. Well, that, and the acting, which she has strived to make a part of her life since her first foray on stage in 1960.

“I started because it was just fun to be somebody else. It’s a very interesting process to develop someone who is not yourself,” she says. “You find out stuff about yourself that you weren’t aware of.” She continued that fun after she and her husband left New York for Hamburg, Germany, in the mid 1960s. One night, they were sitting around with several other couples talking about how the town needed an English-speaking community theater group. “We were in our cups one night,” Green says. “They were drinking,” Turnbow says

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under her breath with a laugh. “And we decided to start one, and it’s still going now,” Green finishes. After 10 years in Germany, the Greens headed back to New York City until 1989, when they moved to the Central Coast and Green joined the Allied Arts Association. She and Jesness decided to start the community theater because they saw a need—at the time, the Pewter Plough Playhouse was still a for-profit theater. They dabbled in attempting to get a children’s theater going through the Allied Arts Association, which was fun,

but in the end “there weren’t enough children,” she said. Mostly, though, she said they started the theater because it was a passion, because it was something that they just really wanted to do. “We’ve been very fortunate in people who have taken an interest and helped us out. It’s been a wonderful journey,” she said. “As with most art, it has to be a passion, because the compensation … it’s not there.” ▼ Editor Camillia Lanham is passionate about being a journalist at clanham@ newtimesslo.com.

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eel like doing more volunteer work in 2018 and haven’t in the past because you thought you needed a better “lay of the land”? A visit to one website can put an end to that excuse. Volunterslo.org is the comprehensive online database of volunteer opportunities in San Luis Obispo County. Originally a partnership between Cal Poly and the United Way of SLO in 2005, today the site connects more than 300 community organizations with locals interested in helping out in myriad ways. Aspiring volunteers can search the website for upcoming events, opportunity postings, or specific organizations. Within those searches, you can use different filters to zero in on what kind of work you’re interested in. If you’re a parent and it’s your teen who’s looking for opportunities, there’s a filter to show the organizations looking for volunteers in his or her age range. The list of opportunities is expansive. You can register as a spontaneous

unaffiliated volunteer for disaster relief— think of the Thomas Fire—and sign up to get notified about any volunteer needs that come up in the wake of natural disasters on the Central Coast. You can also be a tutor with the Family Care Network. Or help out at a homeless warming center. Assist with the crisis line at the Women’s Shelter of SLO County. Volunteer at the Downtown Farmers’ Market. There’s pretty much anything and everything, which is one reason why the United Way strongly encourages more community members to use the website: There are usually fewer

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The majority of the posts provide some details about the opportunity and the organization, but they also include a coordinator’s email or phone number to contact if you have further questions. “If you’re ready to commit right then, you can sign up for that opportunity, and the agency will get directly in touch with you,” Cementina explained. “But there’s also contact info if you want to ask a question or get more details before you commit to that volunteer opportunity.” Nonprofit groups that are unaware of volunteerslo.org can go to the website and register themselves just as easily and begin adding volunteer opportunities and events to the database for the community to connect with. ▼ Staff Writer Peter Johnson can be reached at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

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an Luis Obispo County has more volunteer opportunities than one little paper can possibly quantify. But if you’re new to this whole giving of yourself to benefit others thing, here’s a small fraction of the organizations that could use a little bit of your time (and probably your money, too).

CASA of San Luis Obispo County Court-Appointed Special Advocates for children. “CASA volunteers are everyday people appointed by a judge to speak up for abused and neglected children.” 75 Higuera St., suite 180, SLO (805) 541-6542 slocasa.org

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BY WIllIam GlOeGe

BY NINa eGeRT

money is king

Nuclear power could devastate

Ellie Ripley’s Dec. 21 commentary has it right about ‘Safe, clean, and reliable’ nuclear power

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emember that those financed by Big Tobacco said “smoking causing cancer is unproven and highly questionable.” That’s what big money can do to protect profits—hire people with degrees to sell out and protect those profits. Meanwhile, millions of Americans believed smoking was not harmful and ended up dead. Now Big Fossil Fuel is doing the same—funding so-called environmental groups to spread fear about nuclear power so they can keep making trillions of dollars worldwide. Again, they do not care about your health, nor the beauty of

natural gas corporation. The Sierra Club campaigns endlessly against nuclear plants. Think there could be a connection? When a nuclear plant closes, the natural gas industry is the big winner, especially if renewables get built to replace lost clean nuclear electricity. Think of renewables as fossil fuel plants in disguise, because when the wind isn’t blowing, and the sun isn’t shining (like at night), some energy has to take their place and that something, is almost always coal, oil, or natural gas. The “capacity factor” for solar is around 20 percent and wind is about 40 percent.

Think of renewables as fossil fuel plants in disguise, because when the wind isn’t blowing, and the sun isn’t shining ... some energy has to take their place ... . nature, nor our children’s future. All they want is billions and billions of dollars more in the pockets of their CEOs and fat-cat investors. If you are thinking “Koch brothers,” you are right on target. (According to Forbes, the Koch brothers made $115 billion in 2006.) Here’s an example for all you Sierra Club supporters. In 2012, Time magazine caught the Sierra Club “secretly” (according to Time) taking $26 million from Chesapeake Energy, a

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That means they put out 20 percent and 40 percent of their advertised full power. But something has to keep electricity flowing to our homes and factories when renewables are “off duty,” and that something is mostly earthwarming, unhealthy fossil fuel, including natural gas. To understand how you are being deceived, read Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes’s book, Merchants of mONeY IS KING continued page 23

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Closing Diablo could prevent a disaster we’ll not soon recover from

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am grateful that New Times published Ellie Ripley’s thoughts on Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant (“Safe, clean, and reliable,” Dec. 21). It is important to hear multiple sides to any issue. I am glad she has witnessed careful thought and management at the power plant. However, her comments seem to miss the greater concerns regarding why constructing and maintaining a nuclear power plant near an active earthquake fault—not to mention anywhere else—is unwise. Ripley was able to effectively outline each of the human foibles that led to the three major accidents at nuclear power plants in the past. Yes, each of these three accidents could have been avoided with better judgment in place. But the greater point is that these accidents were the result of human error. And no matter how careful authorities are, there will always be some element of natural or man-made danger that hasn’t been taken into consideration. Human error is problematic under everyday engineering projects—homes that were built on eroding cliffs or too close to flood plains, roads constructed on unstable ground, forests that have not been managed properly to avert wild fires, etc. Each of these instances can have devastating consequences when an

accident has a serious impact upon life, loss of homes, loss of businesses or jobs— or if it has short- or long-term impacts upon a portion of the environment. However, the planet recovers relatively quickly from these types of disasters, while the environmental impact of a nuclear accident is significantly longer and wider in scope. Furthermore, beyond the actual impact on lives, health, and the need to abandon radioactive areas immediate to power plants are the imagined fears that have a real impact upon local businesses. If one watches reports from NHK television (Japan’s national public broadcasting organization), every week there are reports of farmers, vintners, fisherman, and manufacturers who cannot sell their products, even though they’ve been deemed “safe,” merely from the taint of coming from the Fukushima area. Imagine not only the impact on human and animal health, but the impact that an accident at Diablo Canyon would have upon property values, agricultural productivity, tourism, and more in a 25 mile exclusion zone. All an event like this would take is one of those scenarios of human error. This area is so beautiful—until one looks beyond the immediate gifts of NUCleaR POWeR continued page 23


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Doubt. She shows how industry uses a few “scientists-for-sale” to confuse the public and keep the money rolling into industries poisoning our people and killing our only planet. Beware citizens. It’s the age we live in when money is king and all other concerns ranging from our children to polar bears aren’t even in the equation. ∆ William Gloege submits a lot of opinion pieces about nuclear power and Diablo Canyon from Santa Maria. Send comments through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com. NUCLEAR POWER from page 20

nature to the hidden nuclear dangers tucked away between bays. Go stand on the bluffs, breathe in deep, and then let your mind’s eye envision what could happen. San Luis Obispo community, please come to terms with PG&E, settle the plant’s shutdown, and insist on removal of radioactive materials to a safer storage spot to decay. ∆ Nina Egert is extremely concerned about a nuclear accident. Send your opinions to us via letters@newtimesslo.com and we just might publish them, too.

A question of poor judgment

One of the qualities we expect in an elected official is for them to show good judgment in the selection of the people they appoint to boards and commissions. We have a reasonable expectation that those appointed will consider the health and safety of their constituents a priority. In this, Lynn Compton has a dismal record, as evidenced by her appointment of Jim Harrison to the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission. Mr. Harrison has been consistently on the wrong side of almost every issue facing our community. His support of the Phillips 66 rail spur in Nipomo, the Las Pilitas Quarry in Santa Margarita, and the unregulated ATV activity in Oceano Dunes State Park all expose his blatant disregard for the safety and health of 4th District residents. And when he had the chance to promote healthy living by revitalizing the Nipomo Community Park with trails and open spaces, he helped lead the opposition to its development. The responsibility for appointing Jim Harrison, a man who has consistently worked against the interests of our community, falls squarely on the shoulders of Lynn Compton. His appointment clearly shows her poor judgment, unless in his selection she got exactly what she wanted. Daniel Weitz Nipomo

Is this a great country ... or what? During the past few decades it is estimated our country has spent trillions (with a t and an s) of dollars fighting wars and terrorists in many countries throughout the world. Mathematically, 1 trillion dollars is equivalent to 1 million dollars spent 1 million times, and do not forget the “s”

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above. Wealthy individuals who have “stock” in the various components of warfare (industry, bombs, bullets, planes, supplies, etc., just keep accumulating more and more wealth. As an example, just before I moved to SLO County, I was speaking with a real estate agent. Out of curiosity I asked him about the occupation of the new owner a house that just had sold for $6 million. His reply, “He sells canvas to the military.” Meanwhile, here in America we are: losing the war on hunger as one out of every six children go to bed hungry at night, losing the war on drug addiction, losing the war on poverty, losing the war on ... Is this a great country ... or what? I think it’s the “or what.” Jim Aprato Cayucos

Those billboards on 101 need to go

We appreciate the recent attention from The Shredder (“Pass the kouchie,” Dec. 14) to the current efforts of Protect Scenic 101 (PS 101), for San Luis Obispo County to pursue obtaining a California Scenic Highway designation for a portion of Highway 101 in the county and for eliminating the billboards on that stretch of the road. Multiple benefits are expected from the state’s formal recognition of Highway 101’s scenic attributes, most particularly to our local tourism economy. Billboard elimination is the main focus of PS 101, for residents to enjoy restored scenic views and for enhanced tourism. Both Monterey and Santa Barbara counties, our primary tourism competitors, have eliminated billboards and all but a couple remain in Santa Barbara County. Santa Barbara County now has a Scenic Highway designated on a portion of 101. PS 101 is encouraging landowners with billboard leases on their properties to consider the federal tax benefits of scenic conservation easements to retire their billboards. Regarding billboard companies, although their investments in billboard structures are relatively minor, federal tax amounts they can claim and amortize for retired billboards are substantial. Billboards impose visual clutter upon the traveling public within this county’s Highway 101 corridor, which the public owns. Billboards detract from the scenic views along 101, SLO County’s most traveled highway. PS 101 supports

implementation of existing general plan policies of the county, as well as the cities of SLO and Pismo Beach, both for a designated California Scenic Highway and billboard elimination. County supervisors should not further delay an application for a California Scenic Highway for Highway 101. Sherri Danoff Protect Scenic 101 coordinator Avila Beach

Shame on New Times!

I am deeply offended by the recent political cartoon (“A year in cartoons,” Dec. 28) depicting Supervisor John Peshong with Supervisors Lynn Compton and Debbie Arnold on their knees at his feet. The cartoon sets women’s equality back 50 years. While these supervisors represent a conservative constituency, none of these elected officials believe women are less than equal at that dais and equally serve their supervisorial districts. With the heightened awareness surrounding sexual harassment in this country’s current landscape, your publishing that cartoon simply paints you as sexist as a Cosby, Lauer, Rose, or Weinstein. Shame on Russell Hodin for drawing it, and shame on you for publishing it! Julie Tacker Los Osos

Re-elect Supervisor Compton, supporting all county citizens

If all you want is low-income housing without any regard to those who

sacrificed to accomplish this on their own, then you are redistributing the hard-earned dollars of working families. You are supporting theft by the rude, arrogant, bullies, Supervisors Adam Hill and Bruce Gibson. If you want to talk about an ideology, they are the poster children and superstars of “take, take, take from me” to solve all the problems of this county. I say, enough! Supervisor Lynn Compton was right on with her comments and vote during the December Board of Supervisors meeting on housing. She said that the builders will just pass on the huge extra fees to me, the real homebuyer, and that is not fair! Why does everyone have to own a home? Why does everyone have to live here instead of understanding that we all have choices based on reality? So tomorrow I should show up in Beverly Hills and cry “I need low-income housing, fix it for me.” Happy New Year, and let us resolve to make 2018, “Smaller more efficient government, lower taxes, and more personal freedom.” Laura Mordaunt San Luis Obispo

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Street talk Social media sound off Citing concerns about safety, the SLO City Council is thinking about installing retractable steel bollards to keep cars out of downtown during the city’s Farmers’ Market. New Times readers let us know how they felt about the plan on Facebook.

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Opinion

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BY JIM GRIFFIN

Right-wing hypocrisy on steroids

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n the Dec. 21 issue of New Times, Al Fonzi wrote a commentary titled, “A grave threat to the Republic.” He proceeds to lay out, and push, all kinds of accusations against the FBI, Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, and pretty much the whole U.S. intelligence/security apparatus that have been spewed of late by Fox News and other right-wing media outlets (and Donald Trump himself, of course), saying that there is a serious threat going on to our liberties, rights, and democratic political processes aimed at toppling Donald Trump’s presidency (An attempted “coup d’ état” they are saying: Purge them! Arrest them!). Fonzi goes on to detail various specifics to back up his and the far right’s claims, all of which have been very strongly refuted by fact finders in the mainstream media (Fake news, of course, right, Al?). Fonzi then tells part of the truth about the smarmy record of the FBI in going after certain politicians in the past and keeping files of unsavory information about them so as to have blackmail material on them if they ever went against the power hungry and paranoid J. Edgar Hoover and his FBI’s actions. What’s really interesting are the many facts about the FBI’s repressive intimidations, provocateur interventions, and destabilizations against the left over the decades (under every FBI director, not just Hoover) that Fonzi never mentions.

For its whole existence, along with its legitimate functions, the FBI has acted as the American Secret Political Police against the left—the socialist movement, the Communist Party and suspected sympathizers (remember McCarthyism?), union organizers, and so on. Remember the FBI’s COINTELPRO program (and its later versions) against the civil rights movement (and Martin Luther King, personally), anti-war movements from Vietnam to now, the Black Power movement (and lately, the Black Lives Matter movement), etc.? Just about everyone doing anything significantly “left” and everything that has been done by the progressive movement forces over the years, including the Occupy Wall Street movement back in 2011 and 2012. Obama’s Homeland Security Department also carried out disruption actions against that movement. But now that the right wing thinks its ox is being gored, all of a sudden the alarm bells go off. It’s a coup! Police state tactics! Witch-hunt! Corruption! Cats and dogs living together! Chaos! Where were Fonzi and the rest of the far right when all of this was going on against left-wing forces? Protesting against anti-democratic repression against the left? Warning against police state tactics and grave threats to the republic? No. Never. If anything, Fonzi and his ilk were likely cheering the FBI

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on (get those damn commies!). You can cut the hypocrisy with a knife. If and when it comes out that the FBI, the special counsel, and other governmental forces have been and are actually committing violations against the real rights of Trump or anybody else, I’ll be the first to stand up against it and denounce it. So far I don’t see it. Will Col. Fonzi and other right-wingers

Winter Solstice time, not just Christianity. So it was suggested that “Happy Holidays” might be a more inclusive expression. Some on the left went too far with it, no doubt (we have idiots and fools on the left, too). Most folks just said “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” together. But the far/fundamentalist right wanted another “fake” (that’s right) controversy to rouse their following. But it was and is not real. Man, I can’t wait for more brilliant articles by the colonel on things like how phony and baseless are the claims about human-caused global warming and

For its whole existence, along with its legitimate functions, the FBI has acted as the American Secret Political Police against the left—the socialist movement, the Communist Party and suspected sympathizers (remember McCarthyism?), union organizers, and so on. give the same courtesy to the left? If you believe that, I have ocean front property in Eastern Iowa that I’ll sell you cheap. Cash only; I’ll get a receipt to you in a couple of weeks. Trust me, believe me (the Trumpster’s favorite saying)! And Al, spare us the demagogic nonsense about the phony war on Christmas. There never was such a war. Some people pointed out some years ago that many religions have special holidays and ceremonies around this

climate change! And how all those polar bears are as happy as clams these days not having to deal with so much pesky Arctic ice! Brilliance, pure brilliance ... . ∆ Jim Griffin really wanted to participate in Rhetoric and Reason because he’s got a problem with the conservative columnist. He writes about his liberal tendencies from San Luis Obispo. Send comments through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com.


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Big wheel keep on turning

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alk about a public flogging! Did you tune in to the Jan. 9 SLO County Board of Supervisors meeting? Like a Greek Chorus from a Sophoclean Tragedy, members of the public—uniformly aligned with COLAB (the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture, and Business), the local Republican party, or conservative causes—one by one sonorously rebuked 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill for being a bully, and subsequently encouraged the conservative majority to again pass him over for rotation to board chair. Hill was called everything from “emotionally unsuitable” to “childish” to an “embarrassment” … without a hint of irony considering the public speakers’ ostensible Orange Overlord scarfing cheeseburgers and belching out cable news-driven tweets from the White House! My favorite comment, from Nipomo’s Terri Stricklin, lamented, “Not only does Mr. Hill bully the general public that come to these meetings, he bullies the media and not just the conservative media. He even bullies the New Times.” It’s true! He’s been very persnickety to me, though in his defense, I’ve relentlessly made fun of his foibles. What can I say? I love the man’s positions, but he seems to be his own worst enemy. It’s like his foot is permanently stuck in his mouth. Of course, the entire board should be condemned for their immaturity. Other

counties manage civil decorum and an ordered rotation of the chair position, but for some reason, our current board acts like a quintet of kindergartners who can’t take turns sharing the gavel. What a bunch of dirty-diapered toddlers! “I don’t want to play in this competition of spite and bitterness,” Hill wrote in a post-meeting statement, which for one quick second made me think he was all-out resigning before he added he would no longer fight to defend himself but only fight for the “poor,” “sick,” and “vulnerable,” just like Jesus! Nice try, haters! You crucified Hill in the meeting, but He is risen! Lucky for me and this column, on Jan. 8, the day before Hill took his high road vow, he lashed out at the organizers of the local Women’s March for agreeing to go on Dave “Rush Limbaugh-lite” Congalton’s local KVEC 920-radio gaba-thon on Jan. 12 (5 to 6:30 p.m., in case you’re interested). “Before you enjoy your grotesque love fest on the Dave Congalton show,” Hill wrote in an email to Women’s March organizers, “please call Dee Torres, who used to be a ‘woman leader’ in our community until Congalton spent a year spreading malicious lies about her on his show.” Torres, now Hill’s wife, was the homeless services coordinator for CAPSLO (Community Action Partnership of SLO County). Hill went on to claim that Congalton made light of

domestic violence suffered by Torres in her previous marriage, adding that Congalton had called Torres “fat” on air. He also claimed Congalton, who’s married, has a “secret crush” on conservative 4th District Supervisor Lynn Compton. Man, Adam, I simply can’t understand why your behavior is being called childish! It’s a real puzzler! Women’s March organizers are simply trying to get some publicity for their very good cause wherever they can get it. If they can connect to some Congalton listeners, more power to them! I get that you’re protective of your wife and that Congalton can be a gasbag, but you don’t need to dive into the muck every time you’re feeling slighted! Do you want to be compared to Pismo Beach, the only city in SLO County that politely declined an invitation to officially issue a proclamation declaring January Women’s March Month? Maybe Pismo Beach felt above it all. I mean, look, a Washington Post writer recently penned an editorial suggesting Ivy League schools like Princeton should franchise their university to satellite schools, and Pismo would be a great spot! Yes, Pismo Beach, along Price Canyon Road specifically! I can’t wait to get my

Princeton-Pismo Beach sweatshirt! “I majored in Bro Studies with concentration in The Big Lebowski. I was going to minor in surfing too, but, you know, I didn’t want to, like, spread myself too thin, bro.” Hill claims to have used his office “to continually promote women,” which is why he found Women’s March organizers’ Congalton visit “offensive.” “But don’t worry,” Hill wrote, “I’m just a big mouth troublemaker.” Wow! You “get” you! You really “get” you! And yet you simply can’t shut your mouth and pick your battles. What really chaps my hide is that Hill is on the right side of the issues! He really does care about the poor, the homeless, and the marginalized, but if he wants to effectively help them, he needs to stay in office. To do that, he needs public support. Where were all the liberal public commenters lining up to praise Hill and encourage the SLO County Board of Supervisors to follow decorum and an ordered rotation and allow Hill his rightful turn as board chair? Where? Oh yeah, they stayed home. Why? Because unlike conservatives who seem to have an endless appetite to apologize for Prez Donald “Stable Genius” Trump, liberals can’t defend Hill’s bad behavior. Hill is a tenacious politician, a fighter, and a tiger! But like a tiger, I fear he can’t change his stripes. ∆ The Shredder … sigh. Send ideas and comments to shredder@newtimesslo.com.

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The third annual Tamale Festival takes place Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sunken Gardens in Atascadero. Enjoy live entertainment, family activities, and homemade tamales from a variety of vendors. Admission is free. Call (805) 470-3360 or visit atascadero.com/events to find out more. —Caleb Wiseblood PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SEACREST OCEANFRONT HOTEL

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

2018 MORRO BAY WINTER BIRD FESTIVAL Features 137 events including presentations and field trips appropriate for all levels of birding enthusiasts. Also includes a bazaar featuring books, artwork, jewelry, photography equipment, and more. See website for full list of events and guest speakers. Jan. 12-14, 6 a.m.-10 p.m. and Jan. 15, 6 a.m.-4 p.m. $20-$85. 805-234-1170. morrobaybirdfestival.org. Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay.

55+ HEALTH AND WELLNESS FAIRE Offering SLO County residents an event dedicated to addressing various health and wellness questions under one setting. Features health screenings, demonstrations, giveaways, food, presentations, raffles, and more. Jan. 20, 9 a.m.-noon Free. 805772-6278. Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay, morro-bay.ca.us/345/ Community-Center.

SUMMER EXPRESS GRAND OPENING Celebrating the grand opening of the Summer Express Blow-out Bar and Spa. Jan. 13, 1-3 p.m. 805-772-2134. summerexpressions.com. Summer Expressions, 735 Napa Ave., Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

THIRD ANNUAL TAMALE FESTIVAL Enjoy live entertainment, family activities, and homemade tamales from a variety of vendors. Features mariachi bands, dancers, face-painting, bounce houses, a tamale eating contest, and more. Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805-470-3360. atascadero.com/events. Sunken Gardens, 6505 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

CITY FARM SLO NEW YEAR’S WORK PARTY Come help plant winter crops and complete the deer fence. Learn what veggies and herbs grow best this time of year and various tasks to maintain a small farm. All ages welcome. Farmgrown snacks will be provided. Bring gloves and a water bottle. Please wear protective shoes. Be prepared for varying weather. Jan. 13, 9 a.m.noon Free. 805-769-8344. centralcoastgrown. org. City Farm SLO, 1221 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo.

COMMUNITIES TOGETHER: CELEBRATING DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Congregation Beth David, NAACP SLO County Branch, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, R.A.C.E. Matters SLO County, and the JCC Federation of SLO invite the community to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with films, food, exhibits, kids activities, music, and a keynote presentation. Jan. 15, 4-8 p.m. Free. 415-264-8641. Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, cbdslo.org.

MYTH AND MYSTERY: AN EVENING OF STORY WITH JIM WEISS Author and storyteller Jim Weiss reads from some of the post popular myths and mysteries featuring characters like Sherlock Holmes, Hercules, and other heroes. Jan. 12, 6-8 p.m. $20 for adults; $5 for children. (805) 5433162. sloclassical.org. Mountainbrook Community Church, 1775 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo.

SLOCA UPPER MIDDLE SCHOOL SHADOW DAY For students entering 7th and 8th grades in the 2018/19 school year. An opportunity to preview art, science, and history classes at SLOCA. Jan. 15, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free. 805548-8700. SLO Classical Academy, 165 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

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GRANDEZA MEXICANA LIVE Grandeza Mexicana’s choreography pays tribute to the traditions and customs of Mexico’s historic past. Presented by ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! Jan. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 805-343-1340. facebook. com/vivaelartesb. Guadalupe City Hall, 918 Obispo St., Guadalupe. SUNSET PHOTOGRAPHY HIKE WITH JULES REUTER Enjoy a sunset hike with dunes photographer Jules Reuter as he shares tips and tricks to dunes photography. Bring a jacket, water, and your camera. Jan. 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. 805-343-2455. dunescenter.org. Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe.

THE VALLEY SPEAKS: WHAT I LOVE ABOUT SANTA MARIA The Santa Maria Valley Historical Society hosts guest speaker Karen White. Jan. 13, 11 a.m. Free. 805-922-3130. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

WINTER MAKERSPACE Come to the Santa Maria Public Library for its weekly MakerSpace events. Create something new and different each week. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. through Feb. 24 Free. 805-925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org/ city-government/departments/library. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

WINE TASTING WITH THE WINTER PASS Enjoy 15 wine tastings at participating Santa Ynez tasting rooms. No black-out dates. Through Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $45. 800.563.3183. santaynezwinecountry.com/association-events. Participating Wine Tasting Rooms, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Los Olivos, Solvang.

REEL ROCK 12 AT THE FREMONT The premiere of Reel Rock 12, presented by The Clymb and Wilder & Sons. Jan. 19, 7-9 p.m. $5. 805-3295725. fremontslo.com. Fremont Theatre, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

FILM NIGHT AT SLOMA: 24X36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS This documentary explores the world of illustrated movie poster art, the artists who create it, and the galleries that display it. Features interviews from studio insiders, fans, and collectors. Jan. 15, 7-9 p.m. $5-$7. 805543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of

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

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INDEX Special Events ..........[26] Arts ............................[26] Music .........................[28] Culture & Lifestyle.......[30] Food & Drink..............[35]

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

CREATIVITY GROUP Different, creative experiences every Wednesday. Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. through Jan. 31 Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. OIL PAINTING MONDAYS WITH JASON MAYR Learn to paint still life in oil. Beginner to advanced students are welcome. Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Jan. 15 $30-$35. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

ZEN DOODLE ADULT COLORING BOOK GROUP Relax and unwind with adult coloring books. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon through Feb. 2 Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

MOSAIC HEART WORKSHOP Create a mosaic by gluing your choice of broken plate pieces and baubles on a 7-inch heart. Apply grout and clean to complete your project. The instructor will demonstrate how to cut plates. Appropriate for beginners. Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m. $50. 805-2373988. CreativeMeTime.com. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles. SAN LUIS OBISPO

BLACKSMITHING: BASIC SAFETY The first class in a series of two that you can take to use the forge and anvil at the space. Visit the website for instructions and requirements. Registration required. Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-noon Free. 805-242-1285. slomakerspace.com/ blacksmithing/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. CABARET SINGING AND PERFORMANCE CLASS Learn the art of singing in a Cabaret style and setting. Find your key and style with a skilled accompanist. You may start anytime during the semester. Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $185 for 12 week class or $20 per night as a drop-in student. 805-772-2812. cuesta.edu/communityprograms/communityeducation/music/cabaret.html. Cuesta College ARTS continued page 27


ARTS from page 26 Community Programs, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

EXPRESSIVE MASK MASKING: GRADES 3-6 Find inspiration from Spanish artists and learn to upcycle trash into expressive masks with this art class hosted by San Gabriel Elementary School in Atascadero. Jan. 11, 3-4:30 p.m. $36 includes materials. 805-5438562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

INTRO TO 3D PRINTING Learn how to use the 3D Printers and software. Once certified, and if Basic Safety has been passed, users can utilize the 3D printers with their own filament or pay for the filament onsite through membership, or free weekly SLO County Library Hours. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/3dprinting/#class. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. INTRO TO CERAMICS STUDIO Take and pass our Intro to Ceramics Studio and have 24/7 unsupervised access to our Ceramics Studio. Previous ceramics experience required, or our Intro to Ceramics class. 25lb of clay comes with this class. Third Monday of every month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $50. 242-1285. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo, slomakerspace.com.

INTRO TO CNC ROUTER Learn how to use the 4’x6’ CNC Router. Certified users who have passed Basic Safety can use the CNC Router (supplying their own material and bit) through membership or during free SLO County Library Hours. Third Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/ cnc-routing/#class. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. INTRO TO LASER CUTTER AND ENGRAVER Learn how to use a 100 watt laser cutter and engraver. Users who are certified, and have passed Basic Safety, can use it on their own through membership, or through free SLO County Library Hours for and $0.50/min. cutting time. Mondays, 7-10 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/lasercutting-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.

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INTRODUCTION TO ARGENTINE TANGO AND TRIO CONCERT Intro class and music from

RECEPTION: FOR THE BIRDS Art Center Morro

Argentina. No partner or dance experience necessary. Concert seating is limited. Jan. 13, 7:15-11:30 p.m. $25 for class and concert. 805-801-6148. tangomango. org. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

n o r t h C o a S t S Lo C o u n t y Bay presents its annual For the Birds exhibit in celebration of the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival. Meet the artists and enjoy fine art paintings and photography depicting all things related to birds. Jan. 14, 2-4 p.m. Free. 805-7722504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. n o r t h S Lo C o u n t y

LEATHERCRAFTING: BASIC SAFETY For people with no previous

SECOND SUNDAY AT SEVEN

leathercraft experience. Includes Featuring poets Susan Lara and Mary Jan. 11 – Jan. 18 overview and training of common Kay Rummel. Open poetry reading 2018 leatherworking tools, safe tool use, follows. Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-772and a discussion of materials needed for 2880. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main leathercraft. Third Thursday of every month, St., Morro Bay. 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-242-1285. slomakerspace.com/ THE UNDER $200 SHOW Includes a variety of leathercrafting/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., local artists. All work is original and priced just under Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. $200. Thursdays. through Jan. 11 805-464-0433. The SLOMA ART SCHOOL CLASSES: AGES 5-6 ARTery, 5890 Traffic Way, Atascadero, the1artery.com. Month-long after school art classes for 5 to 6 year San LuiS obiSpo olds. Price includes all materials. Mondays, 3:154:45 p.m. through March 26 $48. 805-543-8562. DISCUSSION OF LIVES WELL LIVED Filmmaker sloma.org/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 and Cal Poly professor Sky Bergman will speak about Broad St., San Luis Obispo. her film Lives Well Lived at the Cal Poly ATL Keck Lab (No. 7). Hosted by Kennedy Library. Jan. 19, 10-11:30 SQUARE DANCE CLASSES No partner needed. Comfortable clothes and shoes advised. Wednesdays, a.m. Free. 805-756-7544. lib.calpoly.edu/events/ 7-9 p.m. through Feb. 1 $5-$6. 805-776-3684. ccsda. LWL. Kennedy Library, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo. net. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. CORNERS OF THE MOUTH Featured poets are Bob Kamm and Lani Steele. Followed by an open WOODTURNING Basic Safety, Spindle, Bowl Turning I, Bowl Turning II and Advanced class. Saturdays, poetry reading. Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-903Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon $50. 805-242-1285. 3595. languageofthesoul.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 slomakerspace.com/woodturning/. SLO MakerSpace, Garden St., San Luis Obispo. 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. JULIA MORGAN BUILDING TOUR Member S o u t h C o a S t S Lo C o u n t y docents will guide you through our historic building and grounds. Tours may also be arranged by PANITING THE OCEAN WITH CATHRINE appointment. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. Free. 805-541LEMOINE This acrylic painting class covers how 0594. themondayclubslo.org. The Monday Club, to paint motion and direction. Participants learn 1815 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo. techniques and what brushes are needed and how to use them to create waves. This workshop is designed for a beginner to intermediate level painter. Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $45. 805-5509963. theartgalanipomo.com/painting-the-oceanwith-catherine-lemoine/. Gala De Arte Plaza, 136 N Thompson Ave. B, Nipomo.

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Local artists harness color to reflect their vision. Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4 p.m. through Jan. 21 Free. 805-927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts.org/. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

FOR THE BIRDS 2018 Art Center Morro Bay presents its annual For the Birds exhibit in celebration of the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival. This exhibit is a collection of fine art paintings and photography depicting all things related to birds. Jan. 11-Feb. 19, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay. org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

RHAPSODY IN BLOOM Showcasing Karen Peterson’s digitally painted photographs. The business is open by appointment. Please contact to arrange a time. Through Jan. 31 Free. 805-6377073. Cambria Healing Project and Natural Pain Relief, 2104 Main Street, Cambria.

WATERCOLORS BY JAN WALKER Jan Walker is a wet-in-wet watercolor artist and a signature member of the Central Coast Watercolor Society. TuesdaysSaturdays. through Jan. 30 Free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria. n o r t h S Lo C o u n t y

REALISM WITH A TWIST Reception for featured artist Gregory Simmons. Show runs through Feb 15. Jan. 13, 6-8:45 p.m. and Jan. 13-Feb. 15 805466-3684. ärt/, 5806 Traffic Way, Atascadero. San LuiS obiSpo

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TRIPLICITY: 3 ARTISTS, 3 MEDIUMS Multimedia show featuring paintings by Rod Steelman, mixed media assemblages by Dorothy Riggs, and mosaic wall art by Greg Wilkins. Mondays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m. through Jan. 31 805-542-9000. sloart.com. Frame Works, 339 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. WE THE EMPLOYEES: ARTISTS OF ART CENTRAL A collective exhibition of Art Central’s talented empoyees: William Silva, Kate Meissner, Katie Peña, Melissa Traynor, and Shauna ARTS continued page 28

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Jellison. Opening reception is Jan. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. Through Jan. 31 Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralartsupply.com/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

Sofia Lundgren, and Winnie Brave. Jan. 15, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

TRUTH ABOUT SEAFOOD LIVE Jan. 20, 8 p.m.-midnight Free. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, 995-3209, oldcayucostavern.com/.

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COMMUNITY DAY AT THE WILDLING Wildling offers free admission during Community Day. Enjoy drop-in art activities, current exhibits, and more. Third Wednesday of every month Free. 805-6881082. wildlingmuseum.org. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang.

CASEY STICKLEY OF SECOND ECHO: SOLO ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE Casey Stickley has been traveling the country, performing solo, acoustic versions of Second Echo’s guitar-driven rock. Jan. 11, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-461-1393. laststagewest.net/index.html. Last Stage West, 15050 Morro Road, Highway 41 at Torro Creek Road, Atascadero.

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.

DAVE, BRIAN, AND THE 40 HOUR WORK WEEK Jan. 19, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-400-5293. Bristol’s Cider House, 3220 El Camino Real, Atascadero, bristolscider.com/.

THE STUDENT AND THE TEACHER Showcases

EASTON EVERETT DUO LIVE Jan. 12, 7-9 p.m.

paintings of ranching life by Theodore Waddell and Isabelle Johnson, Waddell’s former teacher. Through Feb. 5 805-686-8315. wildlingmuseum. org. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang.

TRANQUILITY A collaborative exhibit showcasing local artists in various fine art mediums. On display in the gallery’s front showroom. Through Feb. 1 Free. 805-688-7517. gallerylosolivos.com. Gallery Los Olivos, 2920 Grand Ave., Los Olivos.

Calls for artists

The Porch Cafe, 22322 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita, 438-3376, theporchcafe.com/.

JUAN JOHN LIVE John started playing guitar at the age of 13 when he pulled his first guitar out of a dumpster in Phoenix, Arizona. Jan. 12, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-792-0505. torocreekeventcenter.com/. Last Stage West, 15050 Morro Road, Highway 41 at Torro Creek Road, Atascadero.

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Gallery at Marina Square in Morro Bay is showcasing drawings and paintings by George Asdel through Jan. 29. An opening reception for the exhibit takes place Jan. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Asdel is best known for illustrating books and greeting cards. Call (805) 772-1068 or visit galleryatmarinasquare.com for more info. —C.W.

LIVE MUSIC Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Paso Robles Inn Cattleman’s Lounge, 103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, 238-2660. MAC MASTER AND JOHNSON Traditional Scottish/Celtic music with mandolin, guitar, percussion and wind instruments. Jan. 12, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-400-5293. Bristol’s Cider House, 3220 El Camino Real, Atascadero, bristolscider.com/.

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CALL FOR ART INSTRUCTORS For visual artists interested in conducting a workshop or demonstration, Art Central is filling its schedule for the upcoming months. Demonstrations are free to the public and participants sign up through Art Central. Artists set their fees for workshops. Through Jan. 31 Varies. 805-747-4200. artcentralartsupply.com/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

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PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT The story of two couples, one newlywed and the other married for five years, both experiencing pains and difficulties in their relationship. The observance of each other’s troubles brings both couples to realize what they have and to reconcile. Sundays, 3-5 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. through Jan. 28 $25. 805-927-3877. pewterploughplayhouse.net. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria. THE REBOOT: STORYTELLING REIMAGINED Curated mix of invited storytellers and open mic for novice storytellers. Spoken word, improv, character sketches and interactive games. Every third Friday of the month. Third Friday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-772-9225. facebook.com/topdogcoffeebar/. Top Dog Coffee Bar, 857 Main St., Morro Bay. n O r t h S lO C O u n t Y

THE BALD SOPRANO Presented by North County Theatre Works. The Bald Sprano is a one-act social commentary on the “tragedy of language” which reveals the inability of humans to relate to each other in an authentic fashion. Jan. 19, 7-8:30 p.m., Jan. 20, 4-5:30 & 7-8:30 p.m. and Jan. 21, 3-4:30 & 6-7:30 p.m. $10. 805-434-5845. facebook.com/ NorthCountyTheatreWorks. Templeton Performing Arts Center, 1200 S Main St., Templeton.

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COMEDY NIGHT AT 7 SISTERS Enjoy live standup comedy from local and touring comics with locally brewed beverages. Second Saturday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo, 7SistersBrewing.com.

COMEDY NIGHT WITH SLO COMEDY Lineup: Jamal Coleman, Kym, Howell, Evan Fox, and other surprise guests. Hosted by Sal Espana. Jan. 13, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7sistersbrewing.com/ events. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo. IMPROV COMEDY SHOW Fast-paced improv comedy shows performed by the ensemble of Central Coast Comedy Theater. All shows are based on audience suggestions making every show unique. Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. $5. centralcoastcomedytheater. com. Kreuzberg Coffee Company, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, 805-430-0260. A LITTLE PRINCESS Presented by SLO Rep’s Academy of Creative Theatre. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Wednesdays-Sundays, 7-9 p.m. through Jan. 28 $17-$25. 805-786-2440. slorep.org. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo.

SLOLIO: A GATHERING OF TRUE STORIES AT LINNAEA’S SLOlio, the monthly storytelling event at Linnaea’s, is open to anyone who has a true story to share based on a theme and can tell it without notes. Theme for January: “Fresh Start”. Jan. 17, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-995-2867. slolio.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo. S a n ta M a r i a Va l l e Y/ lO S a l a M O S

MIRACLE IN BEDFORD FALLS Orcutt Community Theater presents this musical adaptation of It’s A Wonderful Life. Jan. 13, 2-5 & 7-10 p.m. and Jan. 14, 2-5 p.m. $18 general admission; $15 for seniors

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CENTRAL COAST JAZZ INSTITUTE BAND Each evening features one of Charlie Shoemake’s jazz musicians, accompanied by Matthew Evans on Bass and Tom Brown on Drums. Charlie is on vibraphone and his wife Sandi sings. Every other Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m. Free admission/suggested donation $15. 805-927-0179. pewterploughplayhouse.org/ Entertainment/music-ccji.html. Pewter Plough Playhouse, 828 Main St., Cambria. DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN AND BOB BEACH Jan. 19, 7-9:30 p.m. $20. 805.772.2880. slofolks.org. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN AND BOB BEACH Jan. 20, 7:30-10 p.m. $20. 805.238.0725. slofolks.org. Castoro Cellars, 1315 N. Bethel Rd., Templeton. THE JOHN CLIFTON BLUES BAND LIVE Jan. 13 Free. 805-995-3209. johncliftonmusic.com/. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos. SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: THE BRETT PERKINS LISTENING ROOM TOUR Featuring

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Rusty Jackson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. Jan. 13, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-7920505. torocreekeventcenter.com. Last Stage West, 15050 Morro Road, Highway 41 at Torro Creek Road, Atascadero.

SATURDAY LIVE FEAT. JOY BONNER AND ADAM LEVINE Wine and lunch offerings available for purchase. No outside alcohol please. Jan. 13, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-227-4812. vinarobles.com/. Vina Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles.

SATURDAY LIVE: MICHAEL ANNOTTI Wine and lunch offerings available for purchase. No outside alcohol please. Jan. 20, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-2274812. Vina Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, vinarobles.com/. SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: THE BRETT PERKINS LISTENING ROOM TOUR Featuring Brett Perkins, Cook & Rose, Matthew Ryan, John Roy Zat, Bianca Cherie, Rusty Jackson, To Wake You, Michael Smothers, Paul Welch, and BanjerDan. Jan. 14, 1-4 p.m. Free. songwritersatplay.com/ calendar/. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, 226-8881.

THE TURKEY BUZZARDS LIVE An Americanafolk duo. Jan. 20, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-400-5293.

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BACH IN THE MISSION VIII: BACH AND THE ITALIANS Cal Poly’s Early Music Ensemble, members of the Cal Poly Symphony, and faculty join with professional guest artists to perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries. Jan. 20, 8 p.m. $20 premium general and students, $15 general, $10 students. 805-756-4849. bachweek.calpoly.edu. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 751 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.

BACH WEEK CHAMBER CONCERT: MENSA SONORA CALIFORNIA PRESENTS BACH AND HIS STUDENTS Works by Bach’s pupils,

Fremont Theatre, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, fremont.themovieexperience.com. to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Jan. 13, 7-10 p.m. $20. 805-329-5725. fremontslopettytheft. eventbrite.com/?aff=NT. Fremont Theatre, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

and baritone Jeffrey Fields will coach Cal Poly voice students on a variety of repertoire ranging from the Baroque to modern eras. Jan. 18, 3-4 p.m. Free. 805756-2406. bachweek.calpoly.edu. Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

BACH WEEK MASTER CLASS WITH MENSA SONORA CALIFORNIA The guest artists of Mensa Sonora California will coach Cal Poly students in chamber music and solo repertoire from the Baroque era, with a focus on historically informed performance. Jan. 18, 11 a.m. Free. 805-756-2406. bachweek.calpoly.edu. Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

BIG VARIETY NIGHT Features Noah Colton, 2WakeYou, Sonny Brown, host Ted Waterhouse, and others. Jan. 14, 5-9 p.m. Free. tedwaterhouse.com. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo, 805-541-5888.

ITZHAK PERLMAN LIVE Virtuoso violinist. Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m. $47.20-$129. 805-756-4849. calpolyarts.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

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Espiritu is a folk songwriter influenced by blues, hillbilly, and soul music. Special guests include Dasha, Travis James Braden, To Wake You, Kristen Black, and Shawn Ellis. Jan. 18, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo, 805-868-7133.

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STEEP CANYON RANGERS LIVE Modern bluegrass band. Jan. 21, 7 p.m. $35.20-$44. 805756-4849. calpolyarts.org. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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THE DUOTONES LIVE Ted Waterhouse and Johnny Johnson perform a mix of covers and original tunes. Jan. 12, 7-10 p.m. Free. 805-773-6563. puffersofpismo. com. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach.

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W. TERRENCE SPILLER PIANO RECITAL Concert pianist and Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will perform. Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. $14 general, $9 students. 805-756-4849. music.calpoly.edu. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

5-7 p.m. through Feb. 28 Free. 805-868-7133. 7sistersbrewing.com/events. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo. Symphony musicians play from the Baroque and Romantic periods. The acoustics and the setting of the historic building compliment the music, which includes works by Bach and Beethoven. Jan. 14, 3-5 p.m. $35. 805-543-3533. slosymphony.org. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 751 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo.

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SINGER/SONGWRITER NIGHT Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. figmtnbrew.com. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, A.G., 1462 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, 474-8525.

week. Led by Tobey White Heart Crockett. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. $10-$20 suggested donation. 805 772 2880. facebook.com/groups/MBMetaphysicians. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.

WEBINAR: OVERCOME YOUR 3 BIGGEST MISTAKES TO SUCCESS A virtual session to discover 3 ways business owners sabotage their success. Will be provided via webinar-link which is provided after registration. Jan. 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. supercharge.as.me/?appointmentType=4950719. Keys to Empowerment, 4605 El Camino Real, Atascadero, (805) 305-9255.

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LIVE MUSIC AT MOXIE CAFE Enjoy live music from local artists, food, and drinks. ThursdaysSaturdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. moxiecafe.com/music/. Moxie Cafe, 1317 W McCoy Lane, Santa Maria.

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LIVE MUSIC AT ROONEY’S Live music or a DJ every Friday night. Fridays, 9 p.m. Free. 805-9343777. rooneysirishpub.net. Rooney’s Irish Pub, 241 S Broadway St., Ste. 101, Orcutt.

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LIVE MUSIC WEDNESDAY EVENINGS Enjoy live music from a different band/musician each week. Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 805-937-6400. facebook.com/cadelgrevino. Ca’ Del Grevino Cafe and Wine Bar, 400 E. Clark Ave., suite A, Orcutt.

SIXTH ANNUAL YOUTH SHOWCASE Presented by the Santa Maria Philharmonic Society. Jan. 14, 3 p.m. $10; Free for ages 18 and under. 805-925 0412. santamariaphilharmonic.org. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4380 Orcutt Rd., Orcutt. S a n ta y n e z Va l l e y

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until 10pm. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 805-441-1633. Charlie’s Place, 981 Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo.

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

686-4742. bottlestbistro.com. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton.

THE BRIAN TITUS TRIO LIVE Jan. 13, 8 p.m. 805-686-4785. mavericksaloon.org. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez.

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JUST DAVE BAND LIVE Jan. 19, 8 p.m. 805-6864785. mavericksaloon.org. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. KAILEY STEVENS LIVE Jan. 19, 7-9:30 p.m. 805-

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CLUB 91 PRESENTS: LUNAR DISCO Featuring DJ Felly Fell, DJ Javi, Big Eye, and Iron Oxide. Jan. 12, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. $5 cover. 805-439-4200. facebook. com/events/127001588089239/. Underground Brewing Company, 1040 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

DJ DRUMZ Fridays Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 489-3639.

MARK DAVID LIVE Jan. 11, 6-8:30 p.m. 805-6864742. bottlestbistro.com. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton.

HULA DANCING Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. 937-9750.

PULL THE TRIGGER LIVE Jan. 12, 8 p.m. 805686-4785. mavericksaloon.org. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. QUEEN NATION LIVE Chumash Casino Resort presents Queen Nation, a Queen tribute band. Jan. 12, 8 p.m. $15. 800-248-6274. chumashcasino. com. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez.

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

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MICHAEL SHELTON LIVE Jan. 13, 7-9:30 p.m. and Jan. 18, 6-8:30 p.m. 805-686-4742. bottlestbistro.com. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton.

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LINE DANCING Mondays, 6:30-9 p.m. $5. 9379750. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

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KARAOKE NIGHT SUNDAYS AT BUFFALO PUB AND GRILL Sundays, 8 p.m. Free. 805-544-5155.

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

BACH WEEK: INSIDE BACH WEEK Join Bach Week directors David Arrivée and Scott Glysson for an overview of the week’s repertoire, in the context of J.S. Bach’s life and larger cultural context. Jan. 16, 6 p.m. Free. 805-756-2406. bachweek.calpoly. edu. Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. EDUCATIONAL SERIES: RADIOACTIVE WASTE AT DIABLO CANYON Learn about the challenges of storage and transportation of radioactive waste through this educational series presents by Slo Mothers for Peace. Jan. 19, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. 805467-2431. mothersforpeace.org/. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

FRUIT TREE PRUNING MEETING AND WORKSHOP Features a free pruning discussion, demonstrations, and practice sessions. No experience is required. Hosted by the Central Coast chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers. Jan. 13, 1 p.m. Free. 805-544-1056. Cal Poly Extended Education, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSION Second Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-539-9374. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. S o u t h C o a S t S lo C o u n t y

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

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teacher and as a self-directed student of other composers. The musical discussion led by Clifton Swanson will focus on works by Pergolesi and Vivaldi. Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Free. 805-756-2406. bachweek.calpoly.edu. Cal Poly Davidson Music Center, Room 218, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

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TED AND CONVERSATION The Solvang Library screens an 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.

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nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 264-6722. santamaria.toastmastersclubs.org/. Toyota of Santa Maria, 700 E Beteravia Rd., Santa Maria.

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

TEENS OTAKU CLUB For teen fans of anime and/or manga to meet once a month to watch anime, discuss manga, try Japanese snacks, or do an activity. Jan. 12 Free. 805-925-0994. engagedpatrons.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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

THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY The Santa Maria Valley Genealogical Society

CENTRAL COAST JUNG SOCIETY SPEAKER SERIES: DREAMS Explore the topic of dreams

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.

from the perspective of Jungian psychology. Jan. 21, 2-4 p.m. $12-$40. 805-305-8493. ccjsonline.org. United Church of Christ (Congregational) of San Luis Obispo, 11245 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obipo.

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

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

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

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

collectors of all ages welcome. Bring coins for free appraisals. SMCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to stimulating interest in coin collecting for people living in Northern SB County and SLO County. Third Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. through Aug. 28 $20-$25 a year. 805-937-3158. santamariacoinclub.com. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria.

SANTA MARIA TOASTMASTERS WEEKLY MEETING Toastmasters International is a worldwide

Clubs & Meetings

Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-544-6366. Facebook.com/CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

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

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JONGG Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 922-2993.

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The Cambria Library Lego Club holds its first meeting Jan. 13 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and repeats on the second Saturday of every month. For ages 6 through 12. Admission is free and Lego bricks are provided. Call (805) 927-4336 or visit slolibrary.org to find out more. —C.W. Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

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

SLO TABLE TENNIS All ages and skill levels welcome. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. and Sundays, 4-7 p.m. Free. 215-4963. Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo. S O u t h C O a S t S lO C O u n t Y

NIPOMO SENIOR CENTER The center is open five days a week; closed on weekends and holidays. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Aug. 31 9291615. Nipomo Senior Center, 200 E. Dana St., Nipomo. S a n ta M a r i a Va l l e Y/ lO S a l a M O S

BOLT: BOARD OF LIBRARY TEENS BOLT meets monthly to decide on upcoming teen program

plans, help select material, create a vision for the Teen Zone, and assign individuals to help run teen programs. Third Saturday of every month, 1010:45 a.m. through Feb. 17 Free. 805-925-0994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

who are interested in learning about barbershopstyle 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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CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS MEETING

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION Tuesdays, 1 p.m. 805-928-7799. oasisorcutt.org. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a 12-step recovery program for anyone who desires to have healthy and loving relationships with themselves and others. Saturdays, 1-2:15 p.m. Free. 805-203-5875. Cambria Connection, 1069 Main St., Cambria.

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open to the public. Meeting for registered Democrats only. Third Thursday of every month, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. santamariademocrats.info. IHOP, 202 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria.

HI-WAY DRIVE-IN SWAP MEET Come to the HiWay Drive-In for the Sunday Swap Meet. Sellers: $20; Produce sellers: $25; Buyers: $2 car load. Sundays, 4:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 805-934-1582. Hi-Way Drive-In, 3170 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria. RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT: MAH

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. San luiS ObiSpO

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through reviewing all areas of the shop that can be dangerous to you and others. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon Free for Members and SLO County Library Cardholders. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/store/makerspace-basicsafety-class/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. S a n ta M a r i a Va l l e y/ lo S a l a M o S

FAMILY CAREGIVERS SELF-CARE SUPPORT GROUP Share ideas and learn how to care for yourself

CARD MAKING Tuesdays, 9 a.m. 805-928-7799.

while you care for your loved one. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-569-8950. Bethel Lutheran Church, 624 E. Camino Colegio, Santa Maria.

DESIGN ON WHEELS AT CORE Wine and Design

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

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BASIC COMPUTER HELP Come to learn basic computer skills. Call to sign up. Thursdays, 8:30-10 a.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. n o r t h S lo C o u n t y

VISION BOARD WORKSHOP: SET POWERFUL INTENTIONS FOR 2018 Create your vision board, a powerful tool to clarify your intentions and goals for the new year. Resources provided. Jan. 14, 2-4:30 p.m. $30-$45. (805) 305- 9255. Keys to Empowerment, 4605 El Camino Real, Atascadero. San luiS obiSpo

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.

oasisorcutt.org. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt. On-Wheels has paired up with CORE Winery Tasting Room. Create a painting and sample CORE wines. Register on the Wine and Design website. Second Wednesday, Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. through Jan. 31 wineanddesign.com. CORE Winery, 105 W Clark Ave., Orcutt.

KNITTING AND CROCHETING Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. 805-928-7799. oasisorcutt.org. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

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BEGINNERS DANCE BUNKAI Appropriate for all skill levels. The foundation of Dance Bunkai uses precise movements to build on. These movements are borrowed from all over the world and include Martial Arts movements. Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $40 monthly; $12 to drop-in. 805-203-6318. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, ignitemovementstudio.com/.

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

MEDITATION FOR WISDOM AND WELL-BEING Experience the practical benefits of meditation. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon through Jan. 19 Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

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6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Davidson Music Center, 218 Bach Week Directors David Arrivée and Scott Glysson will present an overview of the week’s repertoire in the context of J.S. Bach’s life and larger cultural context.

Cal Poly Basketball vs. Long Beach State

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SLO Blues Society presents Tommy Castro and the Painkillers Sat. Jan. 27th @ SLO Vet’s Hall

JAN. 18 Mensa Sonora California Master Class

11:10 a.m. Thursday, Davidson Music Center, 218 The guest artists of Mensa Sonora California will coach Cal Poly students in chamber music and solo repertoire. JAN. 18

Jeffrey Fields Master Class

3 p.m. Thursday, Davidson Music Center, 218 Guest artist and baritone Jeffrey Fields will coach Cal Poly voice students on a variety of repertoire. JAN. 18 Clifton Swanson Akademie Lecture: Student and Teacher

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Davidson Music Center, 218 Clifton Swanson will lead a musical discussion on Bach’s role as a teacher and as a self-directed student of other composers.

Cambria Film Festival

February 8th–11th The Cambria Center for the Arts

PCPA presents The Crucible

Bach and His Students

8 p.m. Friday, Mission San Luis Obispo Works by Bach’s pupils, including Johann Goldberg, Johann Krebs, Johann Kirnberger, Johann Kellner, and their fellow Johann: Johann Sebastian Bach himself. It will be performed by Mensa Sonora California on period instruments: David Wilson, violin; Anthony Martin, violin; John Dornenburg, viola da gamba; and Charles Sherman, harpsichord. JAN. 20 Bach in the Mission VIII: Bach and the Italians

8 p.m. Saturday, Mission San Luis Obispo Cal Poly’s Early Music Ensemble, members of the Cal Poly Symphony and faculty join with professional guest artists to perform the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries: Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater,” interwoven with Bach’s “Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden,” BWV 1083; Vivaldi’s “Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins,” Op. 3, No. 8, with violinists Martin and Wilson; and Bach’s “Magnificat,” BWV 243.

The Jan. 16-18 events are free and open to the public. TICKETS for the Jan. 19-20 concerts are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office: 805-756-4849, tickets.calpoly.edu. Discount for both concerts.

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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 33 record your progress. These cards will be used for a prize drawing at the end of the challenge. Mondays-Sundays, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. through Jan. 31 805-215-4565. omniyogastudio.com. Omni Yoga Studio, 2190 9th St., Los Osos.

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

RESTORATIVE GANJA YOGA AND ISOCHRONIC TONAL JOURNEY Traditional restorative ganja yoga event with a special Isochronic Tonal playlist. Jan. 13, 7-10 p.m. $20. vanaspati.yoga/event/ganja-yoga-01-13-18/. Announced upon registration, NA, Cambria, NA.

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. San LuiS ObiSpO

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

YANG AND YIN TO RESTORE GANJA YOGA Offering a brand new style of yoga to the SLO community which blends an array of hatha poses to create release and balance. Location revealed upon registration. Jan. 20, 7-10 p.m. $25. vanaspati.yoga/event/ganja-yoga-01-20-17/. A SLO Yoga Studio, Private address, San Luis Obispo. S a n ta M a r i a Va L L e y/ LO S a L a M O S

CANDLELIGHT RESTORATIVE YOGA Release and open your body with breath, props, and meditation. Mondays, 7-8 p.m. yogaformankind. com. Yoga for Mankind, 130 N Broadway, Suite B, Orcutt.

GENTLE YOGA Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. 805-928-7799. oasisorcutt.org. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

REFLEXOLOGY AT OASIS Tuesdays, 9 a.m. 805928-7799. oasisorcutt.org. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

TAI CHI AT OASIS Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:45 a.m. 805-928-7799. oasisorcutt.org. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

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SIERRA CLUB HIKE: BIG SUR The hike is 7 miles with 2,000-foot elevation gain. Bring water, lunch, non-slip shoes, and dress appropriately for the weather. Rain or threat of rain cancels hike. Dogs welcome but must be on leash. Jan. 13, 8:30 a.m. Free. 805-473-3694. sierraclub.org/santalucia. Washburn Day Use Area, 1.5 miles north of Cambria on Hwy 1, Cambria. n O r t h S LO C O u n t y

SIERRA CLUB PLANT WALK: ATASCADERO A plant ID walk on the new trail at Three Bridges Oak Preserve. To reach the trailhead, go West on Highway 41 from Atascadero. Jan. 14, 9 a.m. Free. 805-459-2103. sierraclub.org/santa-lucia. Three Bridges Oak Preserve, Hwy 41, Atascadero. San LuiS ObiSpO

HIKE AT FELSMAN LOOP WITH ECOSLO A docent-led hike. Visit site to learn more and preregister. Jan. 20, 9-11 a.m. 805-544-1777. ecoslo.org/ events. Felsman Loop, Patricia Dr., San Luis Obispo.

HIKE AT SOUTH HILLS WITH ECOSLO ECOSLO’s first docent-led hike of 2018. Jan. 13, 9-11 a.m. 805-544-1777. ecoslo.org. South Hills Open Space, 200 Woodbridge St., San Luis Obispo. S O u t h C O a S t S LO C O u n t y

SIERRA CLUB HIKE: SHELL BEACH Hosted by Pole Cats, a group dedicated to demonstrating the effective use of trekking poles. Jan. 14, 10 a.m. Free. 805-458-5575. sierraclub.org/santa-lucia. Shell Beach Trailhead, Corner of Bluff Dr. and El Portal, Shell Beach. S a n ta M a r i a Va L L e y/ LO S a L a M O S

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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 34 Guadalupe who will discuss the town’s points of interest and its history. Rain will cancel this event. Jan. 20, 10-11 a.m. Free; Donation suggested. 805343-2455. dunescenter.org/event/guadalupe-walkand-talk/. Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe.

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

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Children 13 and under get in for free for Youth Basketball Day. Players will be available for autographs after the game. Jan. 13, 2 p.m. gopoly. com. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

experiencing life-limiting or end-of life conditions. Third Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org/services/hospiceslo-county-threshold-singers. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

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MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels, San Luis

The first 250 fans receive a “Beat Davis” rally towel. Jan. 20, 2 p.m. gopoly.com. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

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

CAL POLY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS UC IRVINE Big West Conference match-up. Jan. 18,

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Seeking volunteers to help with older adults. Volunteer opportunities are flexible and tailored to your availability. Jan. 13, 10-11:30 a.m. 805-547-7025. wilshirecommunityservices.org/. Wilshire Community Services, 285 South St. Suite J, San Luis Obispo.

7 p.m. gopoly.com. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

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Lego bricks and your own imagination. Everything provided by the library. For ages 6-12. Second Saturday of every month, 2:30-3:30 p.m. through March 11 Free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

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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.

MOVIE NIGHT AT CAMBRIA LIBRARY This wildlife documentary captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs. Rated G. Jan. 18, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

SLO FARMERS MARKET Hosts over 60 vendors. Saturdays, 8-10:45 a.m. World Market Parking Lot, 2650 Main St., San Luis Obispo. S O u t h C O a S t S LO C O u n t y

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

PAWS TO READ Come read to Karly the Dog. A great way to get kids interested in reading. Second Friday of every month, 4-5 p.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

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.

TODDLER STORYTIME A storytime for toddlers ages 18 months-and-up. Share stories, songs, finger plays, bubbles, and more. Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. through Dec. 26 Free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria. Hosted by Ms. Kaela. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

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

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

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

YOUTH MARTIAL ARTS: AIKIDO For ages 7-13. Develop power peacefully with Aikido. Martial arts techniques, tumbling, body awareness, and interaction skills help kids learn to handle bullies without becoming one. Family discounts offered. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. through Feb. 28 $60-$75 monthly. 805-544-8866. aikidoSanLuisObispo.com. Budo Ryu, 3536 South Higuera St., San Luis Obispo. S O u t h C O a S t S LO C O u n t y

DUELING DAMES A live theater production meant to both entertain and educate viewers of all ages. See swashbucklers sword fighting onstage and learn some history in the process. Jan. 13, 2-3 p.m. Free. 805-473-7161. slolibrary.org. Arroyo Grande

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ORCUTT FARMERS MARKET Presents local farmers and small businesses. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Orcutt Farmers Market, Bradley Road, Orcutt.

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Realism with a Twist, a new exhibit featuring realist and surrealist paintings by Gregory Simmons, opens Jan. 13 at ärt/ in Atascadero. A reception takes place that day from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit runs through Feb. 15. Call (805) 466-3684 or visit art5806.com to find out more. —C.W. Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande.

MINDFULNESS AND MOVEMENT FOR MOM AND ME For ages 3-5. Moms/dads learn foundations of emotional intelligence through movement and music, yoga, and games with their children while integrating evidence-based practices of mindfulness. Thursdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. (805) 270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com. Harmony House Yoga, 991 Price St,, Pismo Beach.

WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?: YOUTH CLASSES FOR AGES 5-8 Enrichment program to develop the healthy habits supporting learning, relationships, well-being. Make new friends and discover inner resources (“superpowers”) to improve attention, nurture compassion, learn about emotions through mindfulness, movement, yoga, and social-emotional learning. Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. (805) 270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity. com. Shell Beach Veterans Memorial bldg., 230 Leeward Avenue, Pismo Beach.

WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?: YOUTH CLASSES FOR AGES 7-11 Enrichment program to address the challenges youth face in school/life which interferes with learning, relationships, wellbeing. Discover inner resources (“superpowers”) to reduce stress/anxiety, nurture compassion, regulate difficult emotions through mindfulness, movement, yoga, and social-emotional learning. Mondays, 3:45-4:45 p.m. (805) 270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com. Oak Park Professional Centre, 880 N. Oak Park Blvd., Ste 576, Arroyo Grande.

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CO-CREATION WITH CREATOR, PART 1: LANGUAGE SKILLS For individuals interested in creating. A project that offers the opportunity to learn the proper physical laws of creating with Creator for a vital life and guaranteed personal evolution. Advanced registration requested. Jan. 13, 4-7 p.m. $60 donation. 805-305-7595. lightshare.us. Lightshare Center, 22701 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita. San LuiS ObiSpO

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

WISDOM READINGS Inspiration from Spirit through the Tarot and Oracle cards. Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m. $30$60. 805-598-1509. divining.weebly.com. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 South Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

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

unique finished piece of your own. Price includes one complimentary glass of wine. Pre-registration is required. Jan. 20, 1-3 p.m. $60. 805-226-9060. creativemetime.com/mosaic-hearts-changalajan-20.html. Changala Winery, 3770 Willow Creek Rd., Paso Robles. San LuiS ObiSpO

PINT NIGHT Buy a logo glass for $8 and bring it in every Friday for $2 off refills. Fridays, 5-10 p.m. through Feb. 9 805-868-7133. 7sistersbrewing. com/events. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, 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 in general alike. Tuesdays, 9-11 p.m. Free. 805-541-4420. woodstocksslo.com/events/. Woodstock’s Pizza, 1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. S O u t h C O a S t S LO C O u n t y

THE PAMPERED CHEF FREEZER MEAL WORKSHOP Learn 7 different recipes while enjoying wine tasting. Each freezer meal serves 6 to 8 people. Jan. 14, 6-8 p.m. $70. 805-550-9963. theartgalanipomo.com/freezer-meal-workshopwith-pampered-chef-bre-ann-cox/. Gala De Arte Plaza, 136 N Thompson Ave. B, Nipomo. ∆

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Artifacts Coming soon BY RYAH COOLEY

IMAGES COURTESY OF JEFFREY BACON

Out in the wild

From getting that perfect shot to editing it just right, learn it all at the Birding Photography Workshop—From Camera to Computer on Jan. 13. Students will meet instructor Brady Cabe at 6:45 a.m. at Art Center Morro Bay and then proceed to the outdoor shooting location. Cabe will share photo tips, local birding knowledge, and wildlife photography ethics information along the way. After the field session, sit down with Brady in the classroom to learn methods of editing wildlife images, exposure techniques and getting the most out of each shot. Class includes 2 1/2 hours in the field and 1 1/2 hours in a classroom setting for discussion and editing techniques. Students should be prepared to bring a laptop computer with Lightroom or Photoshop and a notepad for editing session. All cameras are acceptable. A telephoto lens and monopod or tripod is recommended. The cost is $125 per person for Morro Bay Art Association members or $130 for non-members. Visit artcentermorrobay.org for more information.

Sit for a portrait, Frodo Immortalize your fur baby at the Paint Your Pet event Jan. 19 with instruction from artist Karyn Blaney at Broken Earth Winery in Paso Robles. The class is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. After holding your spot with a credit card, you will need to email two to three headshots of your pet (using good lighting) that you would like to paint to michelle@ brokenearthwinery.com. Only one pet her photo, please. The cost is $50 per person for wine club members or $55 for non-members. Space is limited. Visit brokenearthwinery.com to sign up.

SLOMA displays Jeffrey Bacon’s iconic movie posters

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ame an iconic movie from the past 30 years and odds are Jeffrey Bacon designed the poster for it. Back to the Future. Edward Scissorhands. Gladiator. Home Alone. The Goonies. There’s Something About Mary. The list goes on and on for the credits the current Morro Bay resident can claim. About 100 of Bacon’s posters are currently on display at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art as the Jeffrey Bacon: Dreams for Sale exhibit. While his career as an art director and designer spanned three decades, about 20 years ago Bacon was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, just like his good friend Michael J. Fox. Things got bad. And then after a life-changing surgery, they got better. The average life span after being diagnosed is about 11 years, and Bacon has surpassed that and then some. “To go from, ‘I’m not going to make it,’ to now … I’ve gotten the ultimate reboot,” Bacon said. Years ago when Bacon was fresh out of art school, he had two job offers: one from ice cream titan Baskin-Robbins and one from Seinger and Morrison, a design group in the LA area that created posters for bigtime movies. Bacon hated Baskin-Robbins’ trademark brown and pink colors and he’d always liked going to the movies, so he went with the latter. He was originally given the night shift, but when someone didn’t come into work one day, he got pulled onto the day shift to run a photo shoot for the 1980 film 9 to 5, starring Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda. Bacon PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFFREY BACON

Dancing like it’s 1980

In an homage to leg warmers, neon colors, and some rad music, Cal Poly’s Orchesis Dance Company presents its ‘80s Mix Tape show, with performances from Jan. 19 to 27 at the Spanos Theatre. For the group’s 48th concert, audience members will be transported back in time while watching dances to music recorded between 1980 and 1989. The show features the choreography of Cal Poly faculty and students, as well as guest artists from San Luis Obispo and beyond, in the genres of modern, ballet, musical theatre, and jazz. Tickets range from $12 to $29, Visit pacslo.org for tickets. ∆ —Ryah Cooley

LIVING FULLY After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 20 years ago, Jeffrey Bacon is still designing and teaching.

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Showtime

The Jeffrey Bacon: Dreams for Sale exhibit will be on display at the SLO Museum of Art through Jan. 28. In conjunction with the show, on Jan. 15 at 7 p.m., the museum will host a screening of 24 x 36: A Movie About Movie Posters. The suggested donation is $5 for museum members ($7 for non-members) and includes a complimentary beverage. Visit sloma.org for more information.

was visibly nervous and when Parton asked why, he explained that he wanted to do a good job. “Well, we just got to teach you proper then,” Parton told Bacon. The singer/actress’s lessons and that photo shoot went well, so well that Bacon starting getting put on all the big movies that came in. Private Benjamin, starring Meg Ryan. The Great Muppet Caper. Dream Girls. Bacon developed his own design aesthetic, a diamond composition inspired by the Spanish painter El Greco. He also avoided using green unless it was the main color associated with the film (exceptions were made for HASTA LA BYE BYE While shooting photos of Arnold Kermit on The Great Muppet Schwarzenegger at a mall for the Terminator 2: Judgment Day Caper as well as on the poster poster, Jeffrey Bacon was surprised to see that passersby didn’t think it was the actual actor but just a crazed Terminator fan. for the hit musical Wicked). “It makes the colors more primary, and it creates an impact,” Bacon said. Bacon’s favorite films fall under the action or comedy genre, but he doesn’t care much for horror, so you won’t see many horror film posters that he’s designed. His process always started with reading the script (but just the first half, so he wouldn’t get too caught up in the plot of the film when designing), rough sketches, and finally tighter designs or photos. While directors like Steven Spielberg or Ridley Scott were always happy with his work, Bacon was in it for the work itself. “My favorite moment is when the work is over and we don’t know what people thought of it yet, but we’re proud of it,” Bacon said. Today, Bacon still designs and also teaches at Atascadero High School, Cuesta College, and Cal Poly. His show includes a student competition for high school students, with the two winners receiving a tour at Universal Pictures Marketing and a one-week internship at The Refinery, one of Hollywood’s top creative advertising groups. It’s important to Bacon to help others make it in the art world like he did. “There are careers in art,” Bacon said. “There are many areas for someone who has a special eye or vision.” ∆ Arts Editor Ryah Cooley always puts nutritional yeast on her popcorn at the movies. Contact her at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

NEVER SAY DIE According to designer and Morro Bay resident Jeffrey Bacon, Steven Spielberg movies like The Goonies were always a blast to work on.


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LOCAL WINE Artist Kirby Banta uses local wine to paint pieces like El Paso de Robles, made with cabernet sauvignon.

Shades of red Los Osos artist paints with wine

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ometimes an artist needs a glass or two of the alcoholic beverage of their choice to really get the creative juices flowing. Los Osos artist Kirby Banta takes a different approach, opting instead to let a particularly fine vintage of cabernet or zinfandel flow all over the page. “I came home one night and just started painting,” Banta said. The sommelier, artist, and former Coast Guard electrician’s mate’s work is currently on display at Studios on the Park in Paso Robles as part of the Veterans’ Voices show, which features art from local veterans. After serving in the Coast Guard, Banta ended up working as a bartender at a time when wine was coming into its own in California. “If you wanted to stay in the bar business you had to know wine,” Banta said. From there, Banta ended up opening the first wine tasting shop in Morro Bay, the Morro Bay Wine Seller, in 1999. He sold the business in 2001 to work in Napa, but the siren song of the Central Coast called to him and now Banta works as a server at Justin Vineyards and Winery. Banta PHOTO COURTESY OF KIRBY BANTA used to make woodcarvings, but hadn’t done much in the way of art since his son was born some 19 years ago. About eight months ago, Banta was pressing cork imprints from favorite wines along with his notes for his own records when an extra dribble turned VET TURNED into another and ARTIST Los Osos suddenly Banta artist and veteran was painting. Even Kirby Banta makes now that his craft paintings using wine has become more as his medium.

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refined, the artist still uses just a cork, a dropper, and a Q-tip to make his pieces, and no two are alike. “What I’m trying to do is bring the bottle’s contents to life,” Banta said. He sometimes opens the bottle and lets the wine breathe for a few days or maybe longer to get different shades of reds and purples for his pieces. Banta often paints scenes from the wine life: a man harvesting grapes, wine being poured into a glass, and so on. “I get images in my head, so really my everyday life inspires me,” he said. While Banta uses many varieties of wine in his art, he does have his favorites. “I like the syrah grape,” Banta said. “I like the intensity of the color. It does well in this valley. I prefer big reds, and it translates well to paper.” It might take Banta an evening to paint, but the wine on the paper could take weeks to properly dry. “Wine is an organic, living thing,” Banta said. Right now Banta paints exclusively with reds, but he is looking into possibly painting with white wine on black paper. He also makes and sells pre-stained coasters with something like the imprint of a wine glass or the impression of dribbles of vino here and there. “It takes the work out of it for everyone,” Banta said. Banta is excited by his new foray into art and wine, and he hopes others will share the feeling. “It’s kind of a new genre,” Banta said. “It’s a way of bringing the bottle’s contents some emotion, some life.” ∆ Arts Editor Ryah Cooley will have a glass of your finest red blend at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

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BY GLEN STARKEY

The wizards of Oz Latin-centric, street smart, LA party band Ozomatli plays the Fremont Theater

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hen Ozomatli formed in 1995, they had a lofty goal in mind: to create a style of music that pays homage to eclectic Los Angeles street culture, from the Mexican songs that influenced their youth to reggae’s dancehall vibe and its socially conscious lyrics to the hip-hop tracks that explored their urban reality. They released their self-titled debut in 1998 and were quickly tapped to open for Carlos Santana on his

Supernatural world tour. Since then, they’ve consistently delivered critically acclaimed albums, including a kids’ album, Ozomatli Presents Ozokidz, and they’ve become the de facto house band for Gabriel Iglesias’s TV show Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution. Thematically, their music celebrates Latino culture, fights for workers’ rights, and promotes inclusivity of all peoples and cultures. In 2002, they won a Grammy Award for Best Latin PHOTO COURTESY OF OZOMATLI

Rock/Alternative Album for their second album, Embrace the Chaos. Their third, Street Signs, won a Latin Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 2005. This sextet, often called “Los Dioses del Baile” (The Gods of Dance), delivers an amazing live show—tons of energy, danceable sounds, and an inspiring message. Their newest album, 2017’s NonStop: Mexico to Jamaica, “continues creating music for entire families and communities,” according to press materials. “By re-creating these classic Latin songs, Ozo redefines their meaning and reimagines their beauty for generations to come.” As percussionist and MC Justin Poree, puts it, “Anyone who is 8 or 80 will recognize ‘Sabor a Mi’ or ‘Besame Mucho.’” See Ozomatli this Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Fremont Theater (9 p.m.; $25 at Boo Boo Records or eventbrite.com). Also this week at the Fremont Theater, check out Petty Theft, a Tom Petty tribute show, on Saturday, Jan. 13 (8 p.m.; all ages; $20 at Boo Boo’s and eventbrite.com). Expect two sets of classic Tom Petty hits.

Calling all party people!

STRAIGHT OUTTA LA Ozomatli brings their modern Latino, urban, hip-hop, and world music sounds to the Fremont Theater on Jan. 11. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHEESEBALLS

There are cover bands and then there are The Cheeseballs, a band that transcends “cover band” categorization. They’re simply too musically tight, too flamboyant, and too stage savvy to fit in the same category as the three aging high school buddies taking requests for “Free Bird” at the corner bar. The San Francisco band is fronted by Eric Cotton, who used to live in SLO and fronted the original reggae act Rock Steady Posse. His new band includes two female singers who are either backing Cotton or taking lead vocals. That diversity allows The Cheeseballs to deliver incredible versions of everything from Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” to Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” to Etta James’ “At Last.” As noted, the backing band is musically amazing! At its heart, this is a high-energy party band, with synchronized dance moves and an eclectic and rotating repertoire of mostly funk, soul, R&B songs, and more—from ’60s Motown classics to ’80s new wave, all the rock favorites, and current hits. STARKEY continued page 39

GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR! San Francisco party band The Cheeseballs will bring their soul, funk, R&B, pop, and rock cover hits to The Siren on Jan. 13.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH Colorado-based psychedelic reggae-rock act Zolopht will cure your depression at the Frog and Peach on Jan. 16.

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SOLO SECOND ECHO Casey Stickley of the alt-rock band Second Echo, plays a solo set during the Jan. 11 BanjerDan Show at Last Stage West.


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This Saturday, Jan. 13, Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents teams with Morro Bay’s The Siren to host The Cheeseballs (8 p.m.; 21-and-older; $15 presale at ticketfly.com or $20 at the door). It’s going to be a par-tay!

Your cure for depression

Colorado-based psychedelic reggaerock act Zolopht, not to be confused with the anti-depressant Zoloft, does not cause drowsiness, decreased sex drive, or mild nausea (actual side effects of Zoloft), but they may cause uncontrollable dancing, head-bobbing, grooving, and ear-to-ear grinning. Formed in 2009, they’ve since become a principal player in the Colorado music scene, describing their sound as “entirely unique” and “as catchy as it is progressive.” “We’re making our first stop of a month-long run at Frog and Peach,” Zac Grant (rhythm guitar and vocalist) said. “This will be our second time at Frog and Peach, and last time through we had a packed house.” The band has shared a stage with the likes of The Wailers, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Dirty Heads, Jeff Coffin, Sam Bush, and Eric Krasno. They’ve recorded two full-length albums and have another on the way. Check them out on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Frog and Peach (10 p.m.; 21-and-older).

More music …

Casey Stickley of the band Second Echo, a Las Vegas-based alternative rock act, will do a solo set during The BanjerDan Show on Thursday, Jan. 11, at Last Stage West (6 p.m.; all ages). Second Echo is on the Spectra Music Group/Tabletop Records label, has been touring since 2006, and has been featured on more than 100 radio stations nationwide, with licensed works with several major TV networks including MTV, E!, Oxygen, Fox Sports, and NASCAR. If you’ve never caught some live music at Puffers of Pismo, this Friday, Jan. 12, is the time. The intimate wine bar in downtown Pismo Beach hosts The Duo-Tones—singer-songwriter Ted Waterhouse (slide guitar and vocals) and Johnny Johnson (harmonica and vocals)—playing a free show from 6 to 9 p.m. Waterhouse is an award-winning songwriter and fine slide guitarist, and Johnson blows a mean mouth harp! Expect blues and related music. Juan John (aka John De Hoyos) plays Last Stage West on Friday, Jan. 12 (6 p.m.; all ages). The Nashvillebased guitarist will deliver a worldclass acoustic performance fusing popular music, guitar virtuosity, and humor. He’s opened for everyone from Hank Williams Jr. to Lee Brice to Charlie Daniels, and he’s also a spokesman for McPherson Guitars. He’s on the West Coast for the upcoming NAMM Show, so catch his act now because he may not be back for a while! He’s a helluva fingerstyle guitar player!

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with a benefit piano recital on Friday, Jan. 12, featuring Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller in the Spanos Theatre (7:30 p.m.; all ages; $14 general admission or $9 for students; (805) 756-4849). He’ll perform Robert Schumann’s “Papillons” (“Butterflies”), Op. 2, followed by his “Abegg” Variations, Op. 1. Then hear Frédéric Chopin’s “Two Waltzes,” Op. 69, and “Ballade in G Minor,” Op. 23. The second half of the program “explores impressionistic and coloristic writing in three early 20th century compositions” by Claude Debussy, American composer Amy Beach, and Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera. If Johann Sebastian Bach is more your speed, Cal Poly presents Bach Week from Tuesday, Jan. 16, through Saturday, Jan. 20, at various locations on campus as well as the SLO Mission. “Bach Week features a range of events, including a chamber music performance on period instruments, collaborative performances of large vocal and instrumental works by students and professionals, two master classes, and a guest lecture or ‘Akademie,’” according to the university. A complete list of events is available at bachweek.calpoly.edu; admission is free to the campus events. Tickets for the concerts in the mission are $20 for premium public and premium student tickets, $15 for the general public, and $10 for general students; call (805)

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SPEAKEASY: 1033 Chorro St. (805) 296-1128, barrelhousebrewing.com. 1/17: The Gypsy All Stars at 7:30 p.m.; 1/18: Vinyl Nights: The Ideals at 7:30 p.m. BON TEMPS CREOLE CAFE: 1000 Olive St., (805) 544-2100. Zydeco music, live blues, and jazz on Wednesday evenings. BUFFALO PUB AND GRILL: 717 Higuera St., (805) 544-5515. FREMONT THEATER: 1035 Monterey St., (805) 546-8600, fremontslo.com. 1/11: Ozomatli; 1/13: Petty Theft; 1/19: Reel Rock 12. FROG & PEACH PUB: 728 Higuera St., (805) 595-3764, frogandpeachpub.com. THE GRADUATE: 990 Industrial Way, (805) 541-096, slograd.com. Country Night every Thu. from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Noche Caliente every Fri. from 10pm-2am. KREUZBERG COFFEE COMPANY: 685 Higuera St., (805) 439-2060, kreuzbergcalifornia.com. Open mic night every Wed. THE LIBRARY BAR AND LOUNGE: 723 Higuera St., (805) 542-0199. LINNAEA’S CAFE: 1110 Garden St., (805) 5415888, linnaeas.com. LUNA RED: 1023 Chorro St., (805) 540-5243, lunaredslo.com. MOTHER’S TAVERN: 725 Higuera St, (805) 541-8733, motherstavern.com. Live music every Fri. from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. NOVO RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE: 726 Higuera St., (805) 543-3986, novorestaurant.com. SLO BREW: 736 Higuera St., (805) 543-1843, slowbrew.com. STEYNBERG GALLERY: 1531 Monterey St. (805) 547-0278, steynberggallery.com. TAP IT BREWING COMPANY: 675 Clarion Ct., (805) 545-7702, tapitbrewing.com.

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rom director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, The Finest Hours) and writer Steven Rogers (P.S. I love You, Friday Night Lights) comes I, Tonya, based on unbelievable, but true events. This film is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver). The cast is rounded out with a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as Harding’s impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden. (119 min.)

Ryah I was pretty young when Tonya’s name was plastered all over tabloid papers and TV news, so up until seeing I, Tonya my recollection of the scandal associated with the famous Olympic ice skater was quite dim. So here’s the gist of it for others who may not remember either: Leading up to the 1994 Olympics, Tonya’s ex-husband Jeff and his friend Shawn Eckhardt (Paul Walter Houser) conspired to hire another guy to hit Harding’s competitor Kerrigan in the back of the knees with a metal pipe. Harding’s involvement in or awareness of this plan varies depending on whose story you believe. Working off a reality that is already pretty out there, I, Tonya presents a dramatic mock-u-mentary retelling of these real-life events, which leave eyebrows raised from start to finish. The screenplay is closely inspired by interviews done with the real people involved in the saga, including Tonya herself. The result is spellbinding. Gillespie and Rogers succeed in not only giving us a peek into Harding’s formative years and mind, they pull the whole dang curtain back on the admittedly messed-up world of competitive ice skating. Robbie

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brings a fiery intensity to the complex Tonya that will surely land her an Oscar. By the time the credits roll, I, TONYA you may or What’s it rated? R may not be on What’s it worth, Ryah? Full Price Tonya’s side, What’s it worth, Karen? Full Price but odds are Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre you’ll empathize with the selfproclaimed SABATOGE After a threat is called in against Olympic skater Tonya Harding (Margot redneck who really never got a fair shake Robbie, center, right), her ex-husband Jeff (Sebastian Stan, center left) gets the idea to at much in life. do the same thing to one of Harding’s competitors. Karen Growing up I wasn’t fully aware of the Harding scandal either, I admit I was but the most unbelievable aspect of this not. We’ll never know. more of a Michelle Kwan fan myself. So Ryah The tragic thing about Tonya is tabloid tale is just how much the story’s after doing a little research and watching I think she could have persevered past villains accomplished, in spite of crippling this film I’m still pretty torn on whether the personal stuff in her life, but it was stupidity. I, Tonya takes someone from Tonya had any knowledge of the assault the association’s rejection that really got popular culture we thought we had the on Nancy Kerrigan. But let’s back up to her. I mean in one scene her mother measure of, and throws all of our ideas and talk about the depiction of Tonya’s throws a steak knife at Harding’s arm. out the window. Tonya is by no means upbringing in this film. Her father was And Tonya just looks at her mom, pulls in the picture for a while but of course perfectly innocent in all this, but nor does the knife out of her arm, and walks tragically left; cue the tears as a young the blame rest squarely on her shoulders. Tonya stands in front of her father’s car to away. We see a glimmer of hope when a Karen I completely agree. This whole stop him from leaving. So she’s stuck with young Tonya falls in love with Jeff, but incident happened out of immaturity. her rough, potty-mouthed mother LaVona. a few months in he starts beating her. Let’s not forget that when everything The two eventually marry when Tonya While LaVona sees that Harding has a transpired, Harding and Jeff were only is just 19, setting the stage for Harding gift in figure skating at such a young age, in their early 20s—arguably they were to leave Jeff time and time again, even she bullies Harding into pursuing the adults but obviously not mature enough. reuniting with her abuser after divorcing sport instead of supporting her. It was What I really enjoyed about the film him. Upon confronting a judge about her awful to watch LaVona talk down to her are the interview segments in between skating scores, Harding is told that she child about everything. Tonya even won scenes. It made the story a lot more just doesn’t have the wholesome family her first competition at the age of 4, for interesting to watch because it felt like image the association is looking for. In crying out loud! But tough love, if you you were really hearing Tonya, Jeff, or the smallest, saddest voice, Harding could call it that, turns into violence and responds with, “Why can’t it just be about LaVona’s side of the story. The actors’ yelling matches. I commend Janney for the skating?” I want to take a moment portrayals of these individuals just felt delivering a portrayal of a perfectly coldto remind everyone that Tonya was the so real, so someone please hand Robbie hearted woman on screen. If emotional first woman in the U.S. and the second in and physical abuse from her mother isn’t and Janney an Oscar each, thanks. I also the world, to land a triple axel. Girl had enough, Tonya didn’t even stand a chance loved that Robbie was able to break the skills. But what audiences came for is the at gaining acceptance from society. I third wall with her character. It usually sheer madness that unfolds in the second mean she dropped out of school to train happened during bitter moments in the half of the film. After a threat is called every single day, landed all her jumps film like when Jeff was hitting Tonya, into the ice skating rink where Tonya is and stunts in competition, and she still and she turns to the screen to say she never got the scores that she deserved. We set to compete, Jeff has the bright idea to felt the abuse was her fault. The film did send anonymous, threatening letters to learn later that the U.S. Figure Skating an amazing job of putting the audience Nancy to throw her off her game. Jeff’s Association didn’t award her high scores in the shoes of each character. Giving BFF/Tonya’s bodyguard Shaun somehow because of her overall appearance. Sure each one a chance to tell you how it all gets involved and takes over, hiring two she’s a stellar figure skater, but her went down. Whatever your stance on the of his guys. Shaun insisted in the film brightly colored outfits, rock music, and Harding/Kerrigan incident, this film is and real life that he was an overseas redneck home life just isn’t the cookieworth the watch. ∆ cutter image the association is looking for. counter-terrorism expert, in spite of various media outlets disproving this. A Bite me, guys. Had the association given Contact Arts Editor Ryah Cooley at bad idea turns into an even worse idea, Tonya a chance, maybe she would have rcooley@newtimesslo.com. and things spin wildly out of control, had a different outcome in life—or maybe

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? The Palm It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-yearold American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in GrecoRoman culture, and his mother, Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully fledged adult, there is much that remains innocent and

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unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sundrenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. (130 min.) —Sony Pictures Classics

THE COMMUTER What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy, Sunset Drive-In Michael (Liam Neeson) is an insurance salesman on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes

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anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy. (105 min.) —Lionsgate

COCO What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Stadium 10 Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina co-direct this animated adventurecomedy written by the directors and Jason Katz and Matthew Aldrich, about Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), an aspiring musician from a family in which music is

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REVIEW SCORINg FULL pRICE .... It’s worth the price of an evening show MATINEE ........ Save a few bucks, catch an afternoon show RENTAL .......... Rent it STREAMINg.... Wait ’til Netflix has it NOTHINg ........ Don’t waste your time banned. Miguel is swept into the Land of the Dead and meets his forebears in this film that explores the Mexican tradition of el Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Coco really is a love letter to the Mexican culture. I won’t be one bit surprised if this wins Best Animated Feature at next year’s Academy Awards. It deserves it! (109 min.) —Glen Starkey

DARKEST HOUR What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm, Galaxy Darkest Hour drops viewers into one of the tensest, grimmest periods of World War II to illustrate how British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

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(Garry Oldman), orated Britain and its people out of surrendering to and into defiantly fighting Nazi Germany. Essentially a biographical portrait of Churchill, Darkest Hour leans on a phenomenal performance by Oldman to captivate the audience and make us feel the immensity of Europe teetering on the edge of destruction. Set in May of 1940, British Parliament has just ousted Neville Chamberlain as its Prime Minister as Hitler prepares to invade Belgium and Holland. Churchill is begrudgingly appointed as his successor, but fear and doubt still consumes the nation. Despite the highest of stakes, Darkest Hour focuses on, at times with humor, on Churchill’s blusterous and volatile personality. He’s first seen lying in bed the morning of his appointment with a routine breakfast tray, including a tall glass

of Scotch. Churchill loses his temper on his new secretary Elizabeth Laydon (an excellent Lily James), shouting her out of the room for not double-spacing his speech. Immediately, we see that Churchill is not a perfect man by any means. But we also see the power of his words. Churchill assumes the helm with the message to the nation that accepting defeat isn’t an option. But he faces resistance from many members of Parliament and even members of his own cabinet, who bicker with him to settle a peace treaty with Hitler, as millions of British soldiers’ lives are on the line. It’s Churchill’s commitment to the principles of his country and disdain for the moral atrocities of Nazism that compel him to push back against the momentum MOVIES continued page 43


Arts MOVIES from page 42 of a surrender. That’s what’s thrilling about this movie: the emotional battle between the convenience of giving up versus the profound consequences of that concession. Darkest Hour hits theaters at an appropriate time in history, when similar moral questions and human values are on the line. Churchill’s bluster and bombastic oration did remind me of President Donald Trump’s. But the push notification that arrived on my phone in the theater reporting Trump’s tweet to North Korea of having a “working” nuclear button on his desk enlightened me to the fact that the intelligence, consciousness, and nuance of Churchill’s rhetoric has no comparison to the current U.S. president. (125 minutes). —Peter Johnson

THE DISASTER ARTIST What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre James Franco stars and directs this biopic about filmmaker Tommy Wiseau (James Franco), who in an acting class meets Greg Sestero (Dave Franco). The two form a friendship and head to Hollywood to make a film called The Room. The screenplay by Scott Neustadter and

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At the Movies Michael H. Weber is based on the book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell. James Franco has paid homage to Wiseau and his terrible movie, and in what can only be described as perverse irony, I bet The Disaster Artist ends up getting some Oscar nods. I’m sure Wiseau will feel like he deserves the credit. (103 min.) —Glen Starkey

FERDINAND What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? Stadium 10 Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, Ferdinand (John Cena) is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. (107 min.) —Blue Sky Studio/20th Century Fox

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Rental Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Fair Oaks, Galaxy First-time director Michael Gracey helms The Greatest Showman, an original, straight-to-screen musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum (played here by Hugh

Jackman) and the formation of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. The film never claims to be wholly factual and only uses the aspects of Barnum’s life that fit into its desired rags-to-riches structure. Overall, The Greatest Showman is a mixed bag full of flawed and fun moments alike. It’s hard to tell how serious it takes itself at times, but the best parts are the unashamedly cheesy ones. And I really wish it embraced that cheesiness more— it could have been grater. (139 min.) —Caleb Wiseblood

INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Park, Stadium 10, Galaxy Adam Robitel helms the fourth entry of the Insidious series, with Insidious: Chapter 3 director Leigh Whannell providing the script, centering around parapsychologist Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) and her continued voyage into the “further.” (103 min.) —Universal Pictures

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Marvel’s Punisher, and foodie favorite Chef’s Table, just to name a few. One late entry to that list is the buddy When? 2017 cop/fantasy mash-up Bright. Directed What’s it rated? TV MA by David Ayers (best known for 2016’s Where’s it available? Streaming Suicide Squad), the movie chronicals the life of two cops working in a gritty on Netflix As 2017 came to a close, it’s not hard Los Angles where humans live shoulderto-shoulder with Tolkienesque fantasy to argue that the year was a boon for races like orcs, elves, and fairies. In this excellent original streaming content, world magic is real, and society is highly particularly on Netflix stratified, with wealthy elves essentially Without the aid of a Google search, running things, orcs living in poverty and I can easily fire off a slew of amazing oppression due to discrimination against original series and movies the big red giant released this year, including season their race, and humans more or less caught in the middle. two of Stranger Things, David Fincher’s The story itself follows human Daryl gloomy serial killer saga Mindhunter, Ward (Will Smith), a down-on-his luck PHOTO COURTESY OF NETFLIX LAPD officer who’s been partnered with the department’s first orc police officer, Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton). The movie follows the unlikely partners as they delve into the city’s underworld to save a young elf girl who has stumbled upon a powerful (and very illegal) magic wand that will grant any wish, making the trio a target for crooked cops and criminals alike. The colliding of two unlikely genres shouldn’t work, but it is actually what makes this movie so fun to watch. The tone is something akin to taking gritty action cop films like Lethal Weapon and Training Day and adding a dash of Lord of the Rings. The movie doesn’t spend to much time boring you with lore and background about how such a world came to exist, instead telling just what you need to know to keep up with the plot SWORDS AND BADGES while delivering on lots of shoot-em’-up Bright is a odd mix of action and entertaining back-and-forth between the two main characters. Both buddy cop action and lead actors really shine in their roles, with sword-and-board fantasy Edgerton playing Jakoby as a goofy, rulethat somehow works. loving boyscout to Smith’s rule breaking,

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Sunset Drive In, Park, Galaxy Sound the banging of drums signaling impending doom or the next level in a game. It’s a familiar one, too, but instead of playing a board game, because who sits down to do that anymore, we revisit the twists of Jumanji (1995) as a video game. Director Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher and Sex Tape) is calling the shots with this interpretation and of course putting his own comedic twist on the film. With Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, we see an old game through new lenses. In present day, we have a group of four archetypal teenagers. You know, similar to The Breakfast Club you’ve got the nerd Spencer (Alex Wolff), his former bestfriend-turned-jock Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain), a self-absorbed popular Bethany (Madison Iseman), and smart girl Martha (Morgan Turner) who’s a little salty about her peers. The crew gets detention and winds up having to remove staples from magazines for the evening. Anyone else find that to be an unusual punishment? To top it off, they’re doing it in an abandoned classroom filled with old-school memorabilia and random junk. That’s where the unlikely group finds Jumanji (this time in video game form). They decide to ditch their task to play it. Once the game is plugged in and rebooting, the kids are sucked into the console, entering the Jumanji world. But there’s a catch: They have assumed the bodies of their avatars. This is where the fun really starts. Spencer turns into Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson). His weakness: He has none. Fridge turns into Franklin “Mouse” Finbar (Kevin Hart). You can only guess where the nickname comes from. Notorious hottie Bethany turns into the nerdy, male Professor “Shelly” Oberon (Jack Black), a cartographer, cryptographer, archaeologist, and paleontologist. Shy Martha turns into Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan). She’s a martial artist and dance fighter with very short and tight clothing. With their new personas, the group must learn to work together and trust one another so they can return the jewel known as the Jaguar’s Eye to the jaguar statue. This film does what many remakes fail to do, which is successfully entertain its audience. I wasn’t quite sure how this would go walking into the theater. But these actors did a hilarious job delivering as prepubescent teenagers in way over their heads. Johnson and Hart bounce off each other perfectly—no I’m not tired of the height difference jokes; it worked out well here. Outlandish Black can hold his own in a scene, and newcomer Gillian hilariously portrays a geeky teenager. I was laughing nonstop throughout the film. (112 min.) —Karen Garcia

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schooler Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) over the 2002-03 school year in Sacramento, exploring her difficult relationship with her mother Marion (Laurie Metcalf) and others in her life. (93 min.) —Glen Starkey

get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time. (94 min.) —Universal Pictures

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What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, The Social Network, Moneyball, Steve Jobs) marks his directorial debut with this crime drama based on the true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain, The Tree of Life, Interstellar), the Olympicclass skier who ran one of the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker games. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans, and, unbeknownst to her, the Russian mob. Bloom ran the game for a decade before being arrested in 2013. Molly’s Game won’t disappoint Sorkin fans as its dialogue is just as clever and rapid-fire as any of his previous films. Sorkin detractors on the other hand can expect the same wordy, tell-don’t-show approach they’ve come to disapprove of him for. I’ve always been somewhere in the middle (a Sorkin agnostic, if you will). One thing I can say sincerely though is I’ve never been bored by a Sorkin film, and Molly’s Game didn’t break that streak. With a runtime just barely under 2 1/2 hours, the film flies by without a hitch. And some of the the best scenes are the most dialogueheavy ones, which owes as much credit to the cast as Sorkin. Chastain plays Bloom with the perfect amount of stoicism, and Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation) is equally excellent as Charlie Jaffey, Bloom’s lawyer. No matter how quippy the conversations between Bloom and Jaffey get, they never seem overly rehearsed as both Chastain and Elba deliver their lines naturally (as if they really are coming up with this stuff on the spot). As for supporting players, Michael Cera (Superbad, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World) stands out as Player X. Many of Bloom’s poker players are addressed by name in the film, while Player X is only referred to as Player X. The character comes straight out of Bloom’s memoir, which the film is based on. Bloom has never revealed who X is, but has confirmed that he’s a famous Hollywood actor. This leaves a lot of room for speculation as various actors are known to have frequented Bloom’s games, including Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and others. Cera is a solid addition to the ensemble, as are Kevin Costner, Chris O’Dowd, and Jeremy Strong. But the key performance is of course Chastain’s. No matter how high the stakes get, Chastain is convincing as the calm, cool, and collected Bloom—it’s a helluva poker face. (140 min.) —Caleb Wiseblood

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What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Galaxy After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they

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THE POST What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Bay, Park, Galaxy Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive coverup of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers—and their very freedom—to help bring long-buried truths to light. (115 min.) —20th Century Fox

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PROUD MARY What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Park Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad. (89 min.) —Screen Gems

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THE SHAPE OF WATER What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm, Stadium 10 Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is a lonely mute who works as a janitor in a high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. For 10 years she’s walked and cleaned the halls of the facility with her friend Zelda (Octavia Spencer), with Zelda doing all of the talking about her hardworking, yet lazy, husband. Men, am I right? Every day Elisa sticks to her routine: take a shower, polish her shoes, make lunch as well as a meal for her neighbor and friend Giles (Richard Jenkins), and then catch the bus to work. While she can’t say anything, her actions make up for the silence—she also communicates using sign language— and she’s a thoughtful individual. She often spends her time scanning the TV Guide with Giles, a closeted gay man, and watching old films with elaborate tales of love, something both are yearning for. Her life takes a turn when she and

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Zelda are called into a room to clean up a bloody mess created by “the asset” (Doug Jones), at least that’s what the scientists and government officials are calling it. The asset is a scaled creature from South Africa that now resides in a water tank against its will. Elisa is drawn to the creature, maybe because she too is an outsider in the world that she lives in. She forms a bond with the creature that feels more like love than friendship. But her days of sharing hard-boiled eggs for lunch and listening to her vinyl record player are numbered; the very fate of the creature is on the line. This movie reminds me of Creature From the Black Lagoon. That film was released in 1954 as a black and white 3-D motion picture. It’s a semi-horror classic about a geology expedition in the Amazon that leads to the discovery of a skeletal, webbed-fingered creature. Writer and director Guillermo Del Toro’s (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim) modern version of the classic doesn’t need the 3-D effects. It’s visually intriguing as an everyday woman finds her fairy tale—with some bloody scenes mixed in, of course. The film also has Del Toro’s signature, uniquely horrifying creatures, hence the asset with his scaly body and fish-like eyes. But while he’s a bit scary to look at, he has the emotions and thoughts that any human would. That’s what Elisa is drawn to, especially since they both can’t talk. Elisa takes comfort in this creature because he can’t see that she’s different from other humans. It’s a beautifully told film of finding some sort of compassion in an otherwise mundane world. The movie also touches upon race and gender equality—or the disgusting lack of it, really, but then again this is the ‘60s. What I loved about The Shape of Water is that it’s very whimsical. It reminds me of Amelie, a simple individual living an extraordinary life without her knowledge. Hawkins does an amazing job of portraying this shy woman fierce enough to overstep boundaries for a noble cause. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t just a love story, guys; there’s also plenty of action and drama to keep you on your toes. I’ll leave you with this: The end was a splashing twist that I wasn’t predicting at all. (123 min.) —Karen Garcia

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy

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In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, writer/ director Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) continues the Skywalker saga as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. What’s interesting about the latest chapter in the saga is the connection that Rey (Daisy Ridley) is building with the force. While it’s thought that Luke (Mark Hamil) is the last Jedi needed to save the Rebellion, let’s be real: There are great forces of power within Rey and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Not to mention Finn, who is pretty handy with a light saber when needed. Rey seeks Luke not only for his help with the fight against the First Order, the next generation of the Empire, but also for his teachings. There is a strong sense of the force within her, she just doesn’t know how to harness or understand it. That connection has brought a different kind of communication between her and Kylo Ren. Wherever the two are, they are able to communicate with one another and even see the other’s surroundings. The line of communication opens up not only because they share feelings of angst, but also they are both caught between the light and dark sides. Rey doesn’t know who her parents are or why they deserted her. Kylo Ren, the most emo of all characters, is tormented because he murdered his father, Han Solo. The Last Jedi continues the ongoing battle of good versus evil. As much as I loved this film and will definitely be seeing it probably two more times in theaters, it dragged on. It could have gotten to the point a lot faster. But the film explodes with the best light saber battle I’ve seen in a while. The whole film just pops with harsh colors of red and black, filling the audience with the perils of being in the grasp of the New Order. With that said, I always feel a rush of giddiness with the opening credits running from bottom to top, in the familiar yellow font, and the theme song on full blast. I loved the screen time that Chewie (Yes, we’re on a nickname bases, so I don’t have to say Chewbacca) gets with the porgs. I need about 10 of those furry creatures, thank you very much. Let’s also take another moment to remember the late Carrie Fisher, the forever princess of the galaxy. There were many powerful scenes with Fisher that not only made me tear up, but I also felt that they alluded to her death. Leia was always the stronger natured character in the Star Wars franchise and she held onto that to the very end. The Rebel Alliance is

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one shape-shifter of a movie. Is it a comedy, tragedy, or quest for vengeance, redemption, and catharsis? Director/writer Martin McDonagh (The Guard) manages to convince you it’s all of the above at different twists and turns in the story. We’re dropped late into the aftermath of mother Mildred Hayes’ (Frances McDormand, Hail, Caesar!, Moonrise Kingdom) grief and pain. Months have gone by since her daughter Angela (Kathryn Newton) was viciously raped and murdered while walking home one night in their small town. Still, local law enforcement has made no arrests and doesn’t even have any suspects. While driving down a forgotten road just outside Ebbing, Mildred gets and idea and proceeds to march into town and pay for three billboards in a row painted red with big black letters that say “Raped while dying,” “And still no arrests?” and “How come, Chief Willoughby?” The writing is impeccably sharp, with searing lines thrown in at the most emotionally potent moments, and yet, there are so many laugh-out-loud moments, too, in this film that deals rather heavily in anger and sorrow. The acting is superb, particularly performances from McDormand, who plays Mildred as hardened and determined to find justice, and Harrelson as the seemingly hick police chief creates so much nuance and depth for his character. And yet, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri requires being OK with swallowing a hefty dose of imaginative realism. We’re dealing with very real problems, but this is a world where the consequences for, say, throwing someone out a window or committing arson don’t really line up with reality at all. (115 min.) Δ —Ryah Cooley

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Reserve your energy Reservoir Canyon is pretty sweet all around, but it’s best if you make it to the top

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he trek up Reservoir Canyon is not for hiking newbies. Yes, there’s a little trail that takes visitors down to a waterfall near the parking area, but don’t kid yourself— that’s not the hike, that’s the little treat at the end of your 5-mile-plus trip. And although a little less than 2 miles in, there’s a sweet meadow with a swing in a eucalyptus tree, a corrugated metal teepee, and a view of the surrounding hills, that’s just a halfway point, regardless of what anybody’s told you. The real breathtaking part of this hike is the second half of the trip, the one that BENCHED My roommate and my dog take a rest at the top of Murray Hill above Reservoir Canyon.

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pretty much takes you straight up an open rocky hillside almost 1.5 miles farther to the summit. It literally takes your breath away. I always tell people that it’s best to do the canyon as early in the morning as possible, before the sun actually feels hot, as the fog’s burning off. But it’s overcast and cool on the Saturday my friend and I head up there, which is good because it’s 10 a.m. when we meet up at the trailhead in the Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve north of San Luis Obispo. There’s still more than a trickle of water in Reservoir Canyon Creek, which hasn’t always been the case in the last few years. Willow, alder, and bay trees sway with shades between green and yellow along the riparian corridor, a gentle walk over the creek and through the woods until it starts to climb a little more than a mile in. The aforementioned meadow/swing spot is a great place to rest. My friend chooses the swing, I choose a rock, and my dog chooses not to rest. We discover that one of the odd-looking metal sculptures is gone

APRIL SHOWERS If we get rain, the top of Reservoir Canyon could look like it did in 2016, covered in wildflowers with green all around.` PHOTOS BY CAMILLIA LANHAM

and chitchat over the mooing of cows on neighboring hillsides before deciding to continue our ascent. Even though it’s only about 60 degrees, I start sweating about a quarter mile into the second leg. My dog is panting and seeking out shade—I honestly believe he hates this part of the hike. We climb, resting occasionally before trudging upward. Eventually, we see the end, as the trail opens up into a wide tabletop of a meadow, with glimpses of Pismo Beach all the way to the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes stretching south, while Morro Rock is barely visible at the end of the chain of morros in the hazy distance to the east and the city of San Luis Obispo extends between us, Bishop Peak, and the Edna Valley. This view doesn’t suck.

The trail T’s into the Ridge Trail, and three adults with three dogs are heading toward us from the old radio tower to our right. And we head left to the summit of Murray Hill, where another set of hikers is hogging the views from a U-shaped stone bench. This really is one of my favorite day hikes in the county. In the spring, it’s gorgeous green and consumed with the magenta of shooting stars and orange of poppies. It’s a push to get to the top, but I’m never disappointed. As we head back down to the creek, we talk about making sure we don’t miss the waterfall at the trailhead, which is definitely worth the trip from the parking lot. Δ Editor Camillia Lanham thinks you should get your ass of the couch at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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Cooking BY HAYLEY THOMAS CAIN

Well seasoned My journey into cast iron adulthood

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s anything in life really nonstick? Maybe it’s turning 30, but I’ve become intensely skeptical of any product labeled “easy clean!” I’ve gotten down to basics and cast off the childish gadgets, given away the George Foreman Grill and the onion dicer. Because life isn’t at all like an “As Seen on T.V. Red Copper 5 Minute Chef Electric Meal Maker.” No. Life is messy. You just might burn yourself, but it’s worth it. Like a good cast iron pan, it might even last something like 75 to 90 years, if you take care of it. In that time frame, stuff inevitably gets stuck to the grooves of your heart. But if you live right, you build up a good seasoning. What once stuck so vehemently slides right off. Something about cast iron always felt like peak adulthood to me. I avoided it until I had no other choice. The tiny cast iron egg pan shoved in the back of my husband’s cluttered kitchen cabinet— left over from a long lineage of faceless roommates over the years: This is what finally helped me face my fears. The pan fit nothing more than two eggs, which, at the time, seemed wasteful, comical. Covered in a discouraging layer of orange rust, I ignored it, happily gathering our chickens’ eggs from the nest outside our patio door and cracking the fresh yolks onto a too-large nonstick aluminum skillet, one that had come with a set of mid-priced cooking tools sealed in a big box filled with packing peanuts and cardboard. I shudder to think about this now, but I actually used a spatula to make my overeasy breakfast each morning. Then I got a side job making breakfast at Garden Street Inn in SLO. We went through hundreds of eggs a week, pallets

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KEEP CALM, CAST ON Remember: You don’t have to be perfect in cast iron cooking or in life. You can always scour, re-season, and start over.

of eggs. I cracked and scrambled and flipped and fried while guests stirred upstairs and the sun rose over the garden, which I could see from a tiny window in the kitchen. There, I used a small egg pan from Smart & Final, still nonstick aluminum. It fit two eggs, nothing more. Every few months, a new one would appear, and the old one would be dumped in the trash. I finally understood the value of having one tool that does one thing really well. But I wondered if there was a better, more sustainable way. After leaving my post at the inn, I attempted to keep up my egg chops at home. But something still felt wrong. I couldn’t exactly flip the too-big nonstick pan just right. I’d flick my wrist just so, and the eggs would go flying, tearing their beautiful jammy yolks and inadvertently feeding my dogs. So, I rummaged through the cabinet and fished out that old rusty little bastard, buried deep behind pie tins and cookie sheets. I gave the tarnished cast iron a lengthy scrub with too much water, Googled “how to season a cast iron pan,” added a little oil, and heated the pan at 375 degrees for an hour. And now, I am no longer the same person. I found the heavier weight of this little cast iron treasure so satisfying, and so, so easy to flip. It rendered crispy, browned edges and lush yolks. Now, any pan that is not cast iron has been relegated to the Goodwill bin, and— in a strange turn of events—I even won a very old, well-seasoned cast iron pan during a drunken game of Secret Santa last month. I am now the happy owner of three cast iron pans, and each are unique and cherished in my home. Two enameled cast iron Dutch ovens round out the entire family. I knew that writing about my indoctrination would probably inspire a rash of debate and impassioned advice (after all, isn’t owning a cast iron pan as difficult as training a special needs puppy?). Of course, I am too late to the party and everyone is an expert. Many friends say no soap, some say a little dab will do ya, and still others have suggestions like this: Clean and season using just kosher salt and vegetable oil (no water at all). They swear by stainless steel chain mail or certain brands of sponge. It’s not unlike all the differing ideas about how to live a good life. Despite all the squabbling about how one should cook with, store, season, and wash the stuff, there is something unifying about being part of this motley community. Cast iron unites us. We are independent, quirky, practical, and maybe a little old fashioned. Now, I cook everything in these pans,

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@flavorslo PUMPING IRON Hayley Thomas Cain’s husband, Reid Cain, demonstrates the modern way to wear cast iron this season.

and it’s lit a new fire in my culinary creativity (just ask my husband). It got me thinking: Could cast iron cooking be the secret to a harmonious home? A better marriage? A more fulfilled life? My friend and Avila Beach freelance photographer Michelle C. Torres-Grant might agree with me. She and her husband, Leonard Grant, have been married for 29 years. They’ve got about a dozen pots and pans, but one reigns supreme: the 5-quart cast iron Dutch oven. In fact, they’ve had the Dutch oven for 25 years—nearly as long as they’ve been wed. “We use it for frying, sautéing, searing, browning, stewing, pasta sauce, chili, corn bread, Dutch babies—which are like an oven baked pancake—most things, really,” Torres-Grant said. “We’ve always said, ‘If we could only keep one cooking pan, that’s the one we couldn’t live without.’” Torres-Grant first purchased cast iron when she was pregnant with her oldest child in 1990. The prescribed iron supplements repulsed her to the point of gagging. “My nutritionist recommended I cook in cast iron as much as possible, especially acidic foods like tomato sauce, because small amounts of iron transfer to the food that the body easily absorbs,” she said. “I took her advice, and we’ve been using cast iron ever since.” Don’t so many of us share a similar turning point? Just as I suspected, the amount of cast iron—or perhaps the lack of cheap

disposable cookware—in our cupboards might correlate directly to your level of “adulthood.” It’s a wobbly and absurd theory, but hear me out. Torres-Grant and her hubby tired of well meaning Teflon that would not— or could not—live up to their nonstick promise. “My family never seemed to consistently follow the guidelines, using metal utensils on it, and using too high heat, which resulted in peeling, staining, and loss of the nonstick quality,” Torres-Grant said. So, what did she do? She threw them out. All of them. Out, out, out! Going through that process now, I can say I totally get it. It’s like shedding your skin or finally buying two pairs of the jeans you really like or stocking up on TP before you need it. Like life, you don’t have to be perfect. That’s what I realized, finally. You just have to have consistency and dedication. “We don’t keep ours perfectly seasoned,” Torres-Grant admits, adding that she just adds a dollop of olive or canola oil before storing to prevent rust spots. After all, growing up is a process. “If you mess up you can always scour, re-season, and start over,” she said. Δ Hayley Thomas Cain really really really wants to hear your best Flavor ideas for the New Year. She can be reached at hthomas@newtimesslo.com. FLAVOR continued page 48


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H AYLEY’S P ICKS Cluck yeah!

Once you live with chickens, you never really go back to “normal life.” It’s not that owning chickens is hard or impossibly draining (like raising human babies)—it’s not. These feathered friends just manage to take up a weird amount of space in your head and heart. It sneaks up on you. A morning cup of coffee now always triggers the thought: “Better let the chickens out of the coop.” Eggs become some sort of indulgent treasure to be coveted and gifted to the very best of friends. Bad stuff will probably happen, too. That’s unavoidable. We lost two hens this December, taking our flock from five to three. It’s not the first time a raccoon has found its way into the coop. I will tell you: You get used to this, too. So why should you go for chickens this winter? 1. It makes composting so very fun. Throw your compost in the corner of the yard and the hens will snack on/ mix the stuff for you and add in their natural fertilizer. They’ll also eat pests like candy, and your garden will be more lush than ever, provided that you keep the hens away from anything you intend to grow. 2. Hens are adorable, and I swear they lower your blood pressure just looking at them pecking away in the yard.

3. You’d need to act now if you want layers by Easter. 4. There is nothing better than fresh eggs when the sun is shining. Let’s be honest. The sun isn’t shining so much these days, and I haven’t come across a fresh egg since Thanksgiving. But come spring and summer, I look forward to the egg hunt yet again. What new strange place will they find to plop their pretties? There are plenty of mornings in the summer when I can go in the backyard, grab two eggs, pluck a fresh tomato off the vine and a few herbs and make my own little backyard breakfast—no store-bought grub required. This, my friends, is the real magic of chickens. Feeling freaked? It’s OK. Dare 2 Dream Farms in Lompoc is hosting a beginners backyard chicken class, where they’ll answer every crazy question you may have (“Do they poop and lay out of the same hole?” “What if the chick turns out to be a rooster and my neighbor threatens to shoot me?”). They’ll even deliver to your door baby chicks and teenaged pullets nearly ready to lay. But reserve your spot early, because these seats will sell out quicker than you can shout, “raccoon!” Dare 2 Dream Farms is located at 890 Lasalle Canyon Road in Lompoc. The Beginners Backyard Chicken Class is slated for 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 17. Reserve your spot at dare2dreamfarms.com. ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain is starved for fresh eggs. She can be reached at hthomas@ newtimesslo.com.

H AYLEY’S BITES HEALTHY BOOST Not your average work party: SLO City Farm is hosting “work parties” on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. Folks of all ages (kids too) are invited to volunteer on the 19acre farm and learn about community supported agriculture! The next event is slated for Jan. 13 and will feature farm-grown snacks. Help erect a fence around the farm’s new activity space, which is ground zero for youth learning. For more info, go to centralcoastgrown. org … The SLO Natural Foods Co-op has benefited from a lot of changes in 2017 and more are coming. This month, the store is celebrating New Earth Superfoods based in SLO. Born with the intention of sharing healing foods and their benefits, New Earth Superfoods is locally famous for its healthy Probiotic Coconut Yogurt, which you can find in the Co-op refrigerated case (slonaturalfoods.coop). Not a bad way to start your year (and gut) off right.

STEINS AND VINES Beer boom: Since Silva Brewing’s inception, getting a taste meant trekking to a tasting room in Paso

Robles, or heading out to neighboring bars and restaurants in SLO County. That will change this month, care of a partnership with California-based Stone Distributing Co., which will utilize its manpower and expertise to shuttle Silva’s beers to areas of the Central Coast south of SLO County, starting with an immediate, concentrated focus on Santa Barbara County. That means everyone can get a sip! (for more info, go to silvabrewing. com) … Double take: Edna Valley’s own Baileyana Winery just graced the cover of the newest February issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine—and guess who else is featured in a glowing article inside? None other than Spoon Trade, Foremost Wine Company, Granada Hotel & Bistro, Ruddell’s Smokehouse, and Ember!

SAVE THOSE SCRAPS! Get picking: GleanSLO is celebrating a new year and a new harvest calendar full of citrus. Winter means plenty of orange, lemon, and grapefruit trees will be dropping their fruit, and the nonprofit needs your help catch it! You can sign up your own tree at gleanslo.com as well as learn about gleans happening all over the region throughout January. ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain is ready to go a pickin’ at hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

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FILE NO. 2017-2842 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/27/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LOVE IN FLIGHT INTERSPIRITUAL SOCIETY, 1835 Tweed Ave., Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Laura V. Grace (1835 Tweed Ave., Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Laura V. Grace. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. Exp.11-27-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2853 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/13/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO AUTO, 326 Santa Maria Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Olga Borisovna Grego(326 Santa Maria Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Olga Grego. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-28-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-28-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017, & January 11, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2854 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/14/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO AUTO, 861 S. 4th, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Olga Borisovna Grego(326 Santa Maria Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Olga Grego. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2817. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-28-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017, & January 11, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2855 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/15/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO AUTO, 401 W. Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Olga Borisovna Grego (326 Santa Maria Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Olga Grego. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-2817. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 11-28-22. Dec. 7, 14, 21 & 28 2017, & January 11, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2886 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LOCAL VOCALS / THE LOCALS / BACKBEAT, 605 Grave Court, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. James Love (605 Grave Court, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ James Love. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-30-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. Exp.11-30-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2890 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENCO SMART HOME, 7343 El Camino Real #211, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Ryan Owen Kelley (8500 Santa Ynez Apt. H, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ryan Kelley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 11-30-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. Exp.1130-22. December 28, 2017, January 4, 11, & 18, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2922 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/17/1991) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CLAMSHELL FARMS, 650 Clamshell Mtn. Way, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jacqueline Vitti Frederick, Gary W. Frederick (267 W. Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Jacqueline Vitti Frederick, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. Exp.1205-22. Dec. 28 2017, Jan. 4, 11, & 18, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2944 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/08/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: REN CO., 1519 #1 Royal Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Loren Raquel Satterthwaite (1519 #1 Royal Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Loren Raquel Satterthwaite. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-08-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. Exp.12-08-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2947 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AEROBRITE, 940 Ambrosia Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. John Kenneth Ziegler (940 Ambrosia Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ John Ziegler, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-08-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. Exp.12-08-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2950 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/08/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DENNIS AND SONS GARDENING, 3650 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Dionicio Juarez Jr. (8111 Reseda Blvd #308, Reseda, CA 91335). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Dionicio Juarez Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-08-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. McCormick. Exp.1208-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

FILE NO. 2017-2960 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/08/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: QUALITY INN SAN SIMEON, 9260 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452. San Luis Obispo County. Kevin Thornton (575 Price St. #209, Pismo Beach, CA 93449), Coker Ellsworth (129 Bridge St. Suite B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420), Ray Bunnell (141 Suburban Road A-5, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), San Simeon Hotel Partners (575 Price St. #209, Pismo Beach, CA 93448). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Kevin A. Thornton, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-0817. 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. Exp.12-08-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2967 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ZANET, 425 North Frontage Road, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Natural Stone Source LLC (425 North Frontage Road, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Natural Stone Source LLC, Kenneth Ferrari, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-11-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. Exp.12-11-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2968 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2013) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PINNACLE REALTY, PINNACLE REAL ESTATE, 2660 Picachio Rd., Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Charles Lenet, Jennifer B. Lenet (2660 Picachio Rd., Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Charles Lenet. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-11-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. Exp.12-11-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2975 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST ENDOSCOPY CENTER ASSOCIATES, ENDOSCOPY CENTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST, 77 Casa Street, Suite 108, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Paul Wetzel (4641 Snapdragon Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), Jonathan Riegler (2010 Calle Pattito, Templeton, CA 93465), Daniel Zovich (1594 Lizzie Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Paul Wetzel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-11-17. 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. Exp.1211-22. Dec. 28 2017, Jan. 4, 11, & 18, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2982 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/11/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: FAHY DI SANTO CERAMICS, 1839 Locust Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Eva Katherine Di Santo (1627 Nipomo Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), Rose Yvonne Yuhaz-Fahy (1839 Locust Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Eva Di Santo, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-11-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp.12-11-22. Jan. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2984 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/03/2006) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SQUEAKS CHIRPS & BUBBLES PET & FEED STORE, 1010 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Susie A. Robertson (1235 3rd Street #B, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Susie A. Robertson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-11-17. 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. Exp.12-11-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2991 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/04/2004) New Filing The following person is doing business as: NOAH’S PLUMBING SERVICE & REPAIR, 1062 The Pike, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Andrew J. Sanchez, Tara K. Sanchez (1062 The Pike, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Tara K. Sanchez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-12-17. 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. Exp.12-12-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3001 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/12/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO WAVE ACUPUNCTURE, 1124 Nipomo St., Unit C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Kenneth James Drake (563 Bakeman Ln., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kenneth Drake. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-12-17. 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. Exp.1212-22. Jan. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3002 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ALL CLEAN, 1369 Cavalier Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Sarah Mavety, (1369 Cavalier Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Sarah Mavety. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-12-17. 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. Exp.12-12-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3003 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DEBBIE’S HAIR DESIGNS, 799 E. Foothill Blvd. #B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Richard Hawkins, Deborah Hawkins (1490 Descanso St. #12, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Richard Hawkins, Co-Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-12-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. Exp.12-12-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3014 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CARS R US, 2923 S. Higuera St. Unit A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Cars R Us LLC (2923 S. Higuera St. Unit A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Octavio Castro, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. Exp.12-13-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3017 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST WINERY WORKS, 1165 Mill St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Tim Ian Ganous (1165 Mill St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tim Ganous. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. Exp.1214-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3036 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/15/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: NATURE BOY, 3050 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Keola, LLc (3050 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Keola, LLC, Aaron Jackson Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-15-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, R. Parashis. Exp.12-15-22. Dec. 28 2017, Jan. 4, 11, & 18, 2018

FILE NO. 2017-3089 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/19/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LOS OSOS PHYSICAL THERAPY AND REHABILITATION, 2115 10TH Street, Suite B, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Joseph Nicholas Boehm (1856 Corralitos Av., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Joseph Nicholas Boehm. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. Exp.1219-22. Dec. 28 2017, Jan. 4, 11, & 18, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-2994 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/15/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: FIT REPUBLIC, 8665 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Pleasanton Fitness LLC (101 E. Vineyard Ave. Ste. 201, Livermore, CA 94550). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Pleasanton Fitness LLC, Managing Member, Sanjiv Chopra. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-12-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp.12-12-22. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

FILE NO. 2017-3038 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/31/2003) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DIVERSIFIED CONSTRUCTION, 691 Valley rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Gregory Dean Gallegos (691 Valley rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Gregory Dean Gallegos. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-18-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. Exp.1218-22. Dec. 28 2017, Jan. 4, 11, & 18, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3009 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY INSPECTIONS, 2115 Beebee St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Dan H. McBride, Jr. (2115 Beebee St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Dan H. McBride Jr. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. Exp.12-13-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3086 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/15/2013) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SUNSHINE SOUNDS, 381 Woodland Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Elizabeth Avila (381 Woodland Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Elizabeth Avila. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 12-19-22. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

FILE NO. 2017-3005 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RELAXING GETAWAY, 111 Grandview Drive, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. S & M Marcos Inc. (347 Calle Lupita, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ S & M Marcos Inc., Myrna M. Marcos, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-13-17. 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. Exp.1213-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

FILE NO. 2017-2996 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/31/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WAYNE’S HANDYMAN SERVICE, 2020 Laguna Negra Ln., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Daniel W. Reinig, (2020 Laguna Negra Ln., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Daniel W. Reinig. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-12-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. Exp.12-12-22. Dec. 21, 28 2017 & Jan. 4, 11 2018

FILE NO. 2017-3084 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2011) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BRIGHT LIFE PLAYSCHOOL, 880 Laureate Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Kimberley M. Love (2035 Rachel Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kimberley M. Love, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-17. 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. Exp.1219-22. Dec. 28 2017, Jan. 4, 11, & 18, 2018

FILE NO. 2017-3051 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/18/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SUSPENDED MOTION, 207 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Regina Penton (1605 Hansen Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Regina Penton, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-18-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. Exp.1218-22. Dec. 28 2017, Jan. 4, 11, & 18, 2018

FILE NO. 2017-3090 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/19/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: D K’S DONUTS, 802 Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Chhean Kim Lav (170 S. Elm St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Chhean Kim Lav. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. Exp.1219-22. Dec. 28 2017, Jan. 4, 11, & 18, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3092 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KFB FOODS, 1028 Peach Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Kurtz Food Brokers Inc. (1028 Peach Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Kurtz Food Brokers Inc., Kevin Magon CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-17. 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. Exp.1219-22. Dec. 28 2017, Jan. 4, 11, & 18, 2018

FILE NO. 2017-3093 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KNOCKERBALL SLO, 239 Surf Street, F, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Christony Productions LLC (239 Surf Street, F, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Christony Productions LLC, William Harris-Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. Exp.12-19-22. Jan. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3095 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/19/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO GROW COMPANY, SLO GROW CO, 3460 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Robert J. Farino, Tiffany J. Farino (250 Ferrini Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Robert Farino. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-19-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. Exp.1219-22. Jan. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3134 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: FULL CIRCLE AIKIDO 2, 191 S. Oak Park Blvd. Suite 8, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Teresa Marie Yelland-Mitchell (140 N. Elm St. Apt. 2, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Teresa Marie YellandMitchell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-22-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 12-22-22. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3139 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: METHODIST EPISCOPAL SOUTH: OBVIATION, Santa Rosa Creek Rd. & Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Bridget Mae Cullen, Edward Donald Molinari (274 S. Higuera St. SPC 2, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Edward D. Molinari. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-22-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp.12-22-22. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3144 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2009) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KARPCO MARKETING, GLITTER FARMS, 30 Chuparrosa Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Joseph A. Karp (30 Chuparrosa Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Joseph A. Karp, Jr., Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-26-17. 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, Deputy. Exp.12-26-22. Jan. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3152 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: REAL WORLD GLOBES, 1127 Las Tunas Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Douglas Balfour Rogers (1127 Las Tunas Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Douglas Balfour Rogers. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-26-17. 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, Deputy. Exp.12-26-22. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-3160 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SUNROOMS PLUS, 1012 E. Grand Avenue, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Team-System Corp (848 Covington Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Team-System Corp, Reginald D. Johnson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp.12-27-22. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3164 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/27/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PARALLEL 35 EVENTS, 5838 Pebble Beach Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Tressa L. Giese (, 5838 Pebble Beach Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tressa L. Giese. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz, Deputy. Exp.12-27-22. Jan. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3165 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WATER WOMAN ART, 574 Le Point Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Mary Lenz (574 Le Point Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Mary J. Lenz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, R. Parashis. Exp.12-27-22. Jan. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3166 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CELIA CHOCOLATIER, 1025 Southwood Dr., Apt #U, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Dinah Nassar (1025 Southwood Dr., Apt #U, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Dinah Nassar. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. Exp.1227-22. Jan. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3191 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HIVE NATURAL BEAUTY COLLECTIVE, 2033 Santa Barbara Ave. Ste. A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Kelsey Lynn Tikker (1810 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kelsey Tikker, New Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-29-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, R. Parashis, Deputy. Exp.12-29-22. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0013 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2009) New Filing The following person is doing business as: FREELANCE REAL ESTATE, FREELANCE REALTY, RUNNERSTRUM REAL ESTATE, 317 Valley View Dr., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Grant Runnerstrum (317 Valley View Dr., Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Grant Runnerstrum. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 01-03-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3171 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/22/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: COLOMBO FAMILY FARMS LLC, 4440 Calf Canyon Hwy, Creston, CA 93432. San Luis Obispo County. Colombo Family Farms LLC (4440 Calf Canyon Hwy, Creston, CA 93432). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Colombo Family Farms LLC, Roger Colombo, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-28-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp.12-28-22. Jan. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018

FILE NO. 2017-3194 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MD3 INVESTMENTS, 817 Forest Glen, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Stoltey (817 Forest Glen, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michael Stoltey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-29-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp.12-29-22. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3175 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: E AERO, 1702 Devaul Ranch Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Eric Paton, Neil Paton (1702 Devaul Ranch Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Eric Paton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-28-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp.12-28-22. Jan. 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018

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FILE NO. 2017-3188 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WW FARM SERVICES, 1670 Noyes Road, Arroyo Grane, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. James D. Weilbacher, Kayla D. Wilburn (1670 Noyes Road, Arroyo Grane, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ James D. Weilbacher. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 12-29-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp.12-29-22. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0001 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RJ HAYDON MANAGEMENT SERVICES, 106 Quail Ridge Court, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Richard John Haydon (106 Quail Ridge Court, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Richard John Haydon. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-02-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 01-02-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0010 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/03/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SHIN’S POKE, 361 Pomeroy, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Sky Restaurants, Inc. (142 Pine St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Sky Restaurants, Inc., Jiwon Kim, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp. 01-03-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0012 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/29/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GROUNDED WINE CO., 4910 Edna Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Vintage Wine Estates (205 Concourse Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Vintage Wine Estates, Blake Kuhn, COO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 01-03-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0015 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MOONSHINE, 586 Binscarth Rd., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Annie Helen Turner (586 Binscarth Rd., Los Osos, CA 93402), Katie Nowaczyk (1441 Iris, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Annie Helen Turner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 01-03-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0017 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2005) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CHUCK’S PROFESSIONAL WINDOW CLEANING, 428 Chaparral Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Chuck Robert Sinnott (428 Chaparral Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Chuck Sinnott. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-03-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0018 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: VISUAL FINDS, 1669 Fifth Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Kathleen Dianne Friend (1669 Fifth Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kathleen D. Friend. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 01-03-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0019 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ASHLEY A. FRIEND: OUTSIDE THE OUTSIDE, 1669 5th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Ashley Amber Friend (1669 5th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ashley A. Friend. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-03-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 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: 162 Searidge Court Applicant: Mike & Crystal Wise Project No: P17-000099 Description: Two-year time extension request for Coastal Development Permit P15-000029 for a 350 square-foot addition to a single family residence located in the PR (Planned Residential) zone of the South Palisades Planning area. APN: 010-141-035. The project site is located within the Coastal Appeal Zone and is appealable to the California Coastal Commission. B. Address: 591 Five Cities Drive Applicant: Five Cities Drive, LLC Project No: P17-000014 Description: A Coastal Development Permit, Conditional Use Permit, Architectural Review, Sign Program and a Mitigated Negative Declaration to allow a new 6 pump/12 fuel hose gas station and a 2,277 square–foot convenience store with a 1,467 square-foot private office (formerly described as a caretaker’s unit) on a 34,853 square-foot (0.8 acre) vacant parcel (former gas station) located at 591 Five Cities Drive (APN 005-242-010) within the Pismo Marsh (M) Planning Area and C-2 (General Commercial, 1983 Code) Zoning District. The project site is located inside the Coastal Zone and is not appealable to the California Coastal Commission. (continued item from December 12, 2017 and November 14, 2017) C. Address: 990 Fresno Street Applicant: Anthony E. Wells Project No: Project No. P17-000019 Description: Coastal Development Permit and Architectural Review Permit for a new 2,711 squarefoot two-story single family residence with a 791 square-foot three-car garage. The project is located at 990 Fresno Street (APN 005-011-031) within the Pismo Heights (P) Planning Area (Low Density Residential) and R-1 (Single Family Residential 1983 Code) Zoning District. The project is located inside the Coastal Zone and is not appealable to the Coastal Commission. (Remanded by City Council) D. Address: Applicant:

2411 Price Street Martin Resorts Inc., a CA Corporation Project No: P17-000094 Description: Two-Year Time Extension Request for projects P12-000073 and P12-000075 for Coastal Development Permits for the rehabilitation of an existing beach access stair adjacent to the Ventana Grill and construction of a coastal trail pedestrian bridge between the Shorecliff Lodge and the Lighthouse Suites. The projects are located in the Hotel and Motel R-4 Zone of the Motel District Planning Area and are located in the Coastal Appeal Overlay Zone. The projects are appealable to the California Coastal Commission,. APNs: 005-261-001, 005-262-001 and 005-263-072

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 handdelivery 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 January 11, 2018

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TO ANYONE CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING SEIZED PROPERTY WHICH IS SUBJECT TO FORFEITURE: $3,710.00 U.S. CURRENCY. On December 21, 2017 at 459 W. Tefft St., CA. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff ’s Narcotics Unit seized the property listed above for Health and Safety Code Sections(s) H.S 11378, H.S 11379, H.S 11351, H.S 11352(A) and H.S 11470. We are now taking action to forfeit this property. If you claim an interest, you MUST file a claim within 30 days from the date this notice is first published. Claims MUST be filed with the Superior Court Clerk’s office located at the County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California. You MUST ALSO provide a copy of the claim to the District Attorney’s Office at the County Government Center, Room 450, San Luis Obispo, California 93408, Attention: Chief Deputy District Attorney Jerret Gran. Use Control No. 17-SO-069AF on any correspondence relating to this property. If you fail to file a claim on time, the District Attorney WILL FORFEIT the property to the State and it will be disposed of according to law (Health and Safety Code #11489). Dated: December 27, 2017

/s/ Jerret Grand Chief Deputy District Attorney

January 4, 11, & 18, 2018

January 11, 18, & 25, 2018

NOTICE TO ANYONE CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING SEIZED PROPERTY WHICH IS SUBJECT TO FORFEITURE: $3,195 U.S. CURRENCY. On October 25, 2017 at 1685 Ramona St., Grover Beach CA. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff ’s Narcotics Unit seized the property listed above for Health and Safety Code Sections(s) H.S 11378, H.S 11379, H.S 11351 and H.S 11470. We are now taking action to forfeit this property. If you claim an interest, you MUST file a claim within 30 days from the date this notice is first published. Claims MUST be filed with the Superior Court Clerk’s office located at the County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, California. You MUST ALSO provide a copy of the claim to the District Attorney’s Office at the County Government Center, Room 450, San Luis Obispo, California 93408, Attention: Chief Deputy District Attorney Jerret Gran. Use Control No. 17-SO-034AF on any correspondence relating to this property. If you fail to file a claim on time, the District Attorney WILL FORFEIT the property to the State and it will be disposed of according to law (Health and Safety Code #11489). Dated: December 20, 2017

/s/ Jerret Grand Chief Deputy District Attorney

December 28, 2017, January 4, & 11, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0022 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO COUNTY NOTARY, 225 Conover Lane, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Lynn James (225 Conover Lane, Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Individual, Lynn James. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-03-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0026 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PJ DESIGNS, PRESTON JONES DESIGNS, 800 Ward Ct., Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Preston Jones (800 Ward Ct., Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Preston Jones. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-03-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 01-03-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0032 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TLC BEAUTY AND

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MASSAGE, 411 Traffic Way Suite B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Tiana Lee Corcuera (411 Traffic Way Suite B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Tiana Corcuera. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 01-04-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-05-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-05-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0038 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/23/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HAPPY PEOPLE WIN, 1664 County Hill Road, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jean Steel (1664 County Hill Road, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jean Steel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-04-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-04-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0042 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/05/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: UPTOWN POOCH PARLOR, 7515 Santa Ynez Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Tolli Chantel Bosworth, Amber Nicole Rummel (7515 Santa Ynez Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by Joint Venture /s/ Tolli Bosworth.

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: Martha B. Spalding Martha Spalding, Attorney at Law 215 South Main Street Templeton, CA 93465

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FILE NO. 2018-0044 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SWIFT CO, 11755 Santa Lucia, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Kevin Andrew Swift (1068 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kevin Swift. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-05-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-05-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0049 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH SOUTH, Santa Rosa Creek Rd. & Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Bridget Mae Cullen, Edward Donald Molinari (274 South Higuera St. SPC 2, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Bridget Mae Cullen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-05-18. 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, Deputy. Exp. 01-05-23. Jan. 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ANN KATES CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0402

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: ANN KATES A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by STEPHANIE RENDE in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that STEPHANIE RENDE 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: February 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: BONNIE L. SADKIN SNOW CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0427

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: BONNIE L. SADKIN SNOW A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DENIS S. SNOW in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that DENIS S. SNOW 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: March 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: R. John Kohlbrand 3075 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Westlake Village, CA 91362 December 28, 2017, January 4, & 11, 2018

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: MAE LISA HAEUSSLER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LAUREN BUTTERFIELD in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that LAUREN BUTTERFIELD 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: February 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Martha B. Spalding Martha Spalding, Attorney at Law 215 South Main Street Templeton, CA 93465 January 11, 18, & 25, 2018

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: MICHAEL C. GROOM A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CHRISTI GROOM in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that CHRISTI GROOM 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: February 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Martha B. Spalding Martha Spalding, Attorney at Law 215 South Main Street Templeton, CA 93465 January 11, 18, & 25, 2018

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PATRICIA A. CASELLO AkA PATRICIA A. VANDEM BRINk CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0440

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

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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: March 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Kevin G. Staker 1200 Paseo Camarillo, Suite 280 Camarillo, CA 93010

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. Petitioner: Austin Johansen 1501 Atlantic City Ave., Apt. D Grover Beach, CA 93433

January 11, 18, & 25, 2018

Sealed bids will be accepted preceding a silent auction at 9:00am to 12:00 noon, Friday, January 19, 2018 , at ABBY’S SELF STORAGE 50 ABBY ROAD, TEMPLETON , County of San Luis Obispo, State of California. Bond #0455718. Bids will be taken from 9 AM to 12 NOON (owner has the right to refuse and all bids. Owner has the right to bid.) Highest bidder will be notified by telephone by 1:00 PM the day of the auction. Cash or credit cards only. This is due and payable at the time of removal, which must be completed by 5:00 PM on the day of the auction.

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ROBERT GEORGE JOHANSEN CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0437

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: ROBERT GEORGE JOHANSEN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by AUSTIN JOHANSEN in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that AUTSTIN JOHANSEN 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: March 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

December 28, 2017, January 4, & 11, 2018

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, January 19, 2018. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned that a public lien sale of the following described personal property will be held. Unit #814 - Kevin Snelson. Step ladder, tripod, hope chest, cushions, misc bags contents unknown, totes contents unknown, bike, motorcycle rocker, radio flyer, scooter, children’s kitchen toys. Unit #976 - Jeanne Brodie. Dining table, small table, folding table, surfboard, metal head & footboard, wet/dry vac, sewing machine, 2 high chairs, bookshelf, misc totes & boxes of unknown contents.

January 11, 18, 2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS NO. CA-17775550-JB ORDER NO.: 170263354-CA-VOI

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/22/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and

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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): CONCEPCION HERNANDEZ, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 3/30/2005 as Instrument No. 2005024465 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California; Date of Sale: 2/7/2018 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the County of San Luis Obispo General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. Breezeway facing Santa Rosa Street Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $386,521.79 The purported property address is: 646 PERKINS LANE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 004-581-019 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 800-280-2832 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-17-775550-JB. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, including if the Trustee is unable to convey title, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the monies paid to the Trustee. This shall be the Purchaser’s sole and exclusive remedy. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Trustor, the Trustee, the Beneficiary, the Beneficiary’s Agent, or the Beneficiary’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800280-2832 Or Login to: http:// www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-775550-JB IDSPub #0135464 1/4/2018 1/11/2018 1/18/2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG NO.: 8603026 TS NO.: CA1500271796 FHA/VA/PMI NO.: APN: 053-305-028 PROPERTy ADDRESS: 1364 SWEETBAy LANE SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401

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YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/17/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/31/2018 at 11:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 05/25/2004, as Instrument No. 2004044887, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, State of California. Executed by: JOHN CALICCHIO, A SINGLE MAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, 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# 053-305-028 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1364 SWEETBAY LANE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $682,018.10. 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 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

LegaL Notices 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 CA1500271796 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)939-0772NPP0323394 To: NEW TIMES 01/11/2018, 01/18/2018, 01/25/2018

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG NO.: 8714295 TS NO.: CA1700281465 FHA/VA/PMI NO.: APN: 074-173-029 PROPERTy ADDRESS: 348 LILAC DRIVE LOS OSOS, CA 93402

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12/21/2010. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/24/2018 at 11:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 12/30/2010, as Instrument No. 2010067393, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, State of California. Executed by: COYLE ANTHONY BOYD III, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, 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 adjacent to the County General Services Building, 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# 074-173-029 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 348 LILAC DRIVE , LOS OSOS, CA 93402 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 $471,665.61. 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 prop-

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erty is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http:// search.nationwideposting.com/ propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1700281465 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)939-0772 NPP0322558 To: NEW TIMES 01/04/2018, 01/11/2018, 01/18/2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULk SALE (UCC SEC. 6105)

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) of the seller(s) is/are: Precision Driving School So., LLC, a California limited liability company 1720 Johnson Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Doing Business as: Driving School

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All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within the past three years, as stated by the seller(s) is/are: (if none, so state) None The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller(s) (if same as above, so state): same The name(s) and address(es) of the buyer(s) is/are: Emmett Enterprises LLC, a California limited liability company 1138 16th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402

or after January 31, 2018. The bulk sale is subject to the California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106. The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is: Central Coast Business Brokers, 581 Higuera Street, Suite D, San Luis Obispo, California 93401 And the last day to file claims by any creditor shall be January 30, 2018 which is the business day prior to the anticipated sale date specified above. Dated: January 3, 2018 Buyer(s): Emmett Enterprises LLC By:/s/ Brent Langford, Managing Member By:/s/ Caroline Langford, Member January 11, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CV-0680

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Elin Louise Jamison for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Elin Louise Jamison PROPOSED NAME: Elin Ehrenclou Jamison THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 01/31/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: December 19, 2017 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera of the Superior Court December 28, 2017, January 4, 11, & 18, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CVP-0356

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Marcelino Martinez Ortiz and Maura Rafael Fermin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Fidelio Martinez Rafael to PROPOSED NAME: Fidelio Martinez Rafael, PRESENT NAME: Orquidea Martinez to PROPOSED NAME: Orquidea Martinez Rafael 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.

The assets being sold are generally described as the equipment, five (5) vehicles, goodwill, trade name, inventory and supplies of that certain business known as Precision Driving School currently operated from 1720 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 to be relocated by buyer after closing

NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 01/24/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. P.2 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times

The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of: Central Coast Business Brokers , 581 Higuera Street, Suite D, San Luis Obispo, California 93401 on

Date: December 20, 2017 /s/: Civil Assigned Judge of the Superior Court December 28, 2017, January 4, 11, & 18, 2018


ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CV-0004

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Denise Gail Curtis filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Denise Gail Curtis to PROPOSED NAME: Lilliana Ivy Curtis 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: 02/15/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: January 3, 2018 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera, Judge of the Superior Court January 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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We will be demolishing a house this winter/spring. For more information, please call the number below. Address: bridge St.

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CA 93401 Phone number: 805-423-2920 January 11, 18, & 25, 2018

SUMMONS(FAMily lAW) NOTiCE TO RESPONDENT(NAME): JESSE PEAy yOU HAVE BEEN SUED. READ THE iNFORMATiON BElOW AND ON THE NExT PAGE. PETiTiONER’S NAME iS: CHRiSTiNA PEAy CASE NUMBER: 17 FlP 0391

You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE-RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: These restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. They

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are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them.

NOTiCE OF PETiTiON TO ADMiNiSTER ESTATE OF:

FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. PAGE 2: STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from: 1. removing the minor children of the parties from the state or applying for a new or replacement passport for those minor children without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court; 2. cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile, and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor children; 3. transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining order are effective. However, you may use community property, quasi-community property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. WARNING-IMPORTANT INFORMATION California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during a marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divided, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e., joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property.

January 11, 18, 25, & February 1, 2018

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KATHERiNE KiMBAll CASE NUMBER: 17PR0417

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: KATHERINE KIMBALL, KATHERINE M. KIMBALL A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: TAYLOR WAMPLER in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: TAYLOR WAMPLER 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: Date: February 6, 2018 Time: 9:00 A.M. in Dept.: 9 Address of Court: Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of Letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: EDWARD E. ATTALA, ESQ. 1502 Higuera St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-543-1212 By: /s/ J. Masangesy, Deputy Clerk January 11, 18, 25, 2018

1. The name and address of the court are: Superior Court – State of California 901 Park Street Paso Robles, CA 93446 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney are: Stephen C. Hosford 641 Higuera Street, Suite 220 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Date: 09/06/2017 /s/Michael Powell, Clerk, by /s/ C.M. Kastner, Deputy Clerk

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(March 21-April 19): I’m happy to inform you that life is giving you permission to be extra demanding in the coming weeks—as long as you’re not petty, brusque, or unreasonable. Here are a few examples that will pass the test: “I demand that you join me in getting drunk on the truth;” “I demand to receive rewards commensurate with my contributions;” “I demand that we collaborate to outsmart and escape the karmic conundrums we’ve gotten ourselves mixed up in.” On the other hand, Aries, ultimatums like these are not admissible: “I demand treasure and tribute, you fools;” “I demand the right to cheat in order to get my way;” “I demand that the river flow backwards.”

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In accordance with the astrological omens, I encourage you to move the furniture around. If you feel inspired, you might even want to move some of that old stuff right out the door and haul it to the dump or the thrift store. Hopefully, this will get you in the mood to launch a sweeping purge of anything else that lowers the morale and élan around the house: dusty mementoes, unflattering mirrors, threadbare rugs, chipped dishes, and numbing symbols. The time is ripe, my dear homies, to free your home of deadweight.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Are you familiar with the phrase “Open Sesame”? In the old folk tale, “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” it’s a magical command that the hero uses to open a blocked cave where treasure is hidden. I invite you to try it out. It just may work to give you entrance to an off-limits or previously inaccessible place where you want and need to go. At the very least, speaking those words will put you in a playful, experimental frame of mind as you contemplate the strategies you could use to gain entrance. And that alone may provide just the leverage you need.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): While thumping around the Internet, I came across pointed counsel from an anonymous source. “Don’t enter into a long-term connection with someone until you’ve seen them stuck in traffic,” it declared. “Don’t get too deeply involved with them until you’ve witnessed them drunk, waiting for food in a restaurant for entirely too long, or searching for their phone or car keys in a panic. Before you say yes to a deeper bond, make sure you see them angry, stressed, or scared.” I recommend that you take this advice in the coming weeks. It’ll be a good time to deepen your commitment to people who express their challenging emotions in non-abusive, nonpsychotic ways.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): My high school history teacher Marjorie Margolies is now Chelsea Clinton’s mother-in law. She shares two grandchildren with Hillary Clinton. Is that something I should brag about? Does it add to my cachet or my happiness? Will it influence you to love me more? No, nah, and nope. In the big scheme of things, it’s mildly interesting but utterly irrelevant. The coming weeks will be a good time for Cancerians like you and me to renounce any desire we might have to capitalize on fake ego points like this. We Crabs should be honing our identity and self-image so they’re free of superficial measures of worth. What’s authentically valuable about you?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If I were your mentor or your guide, I’d declare this the Leo Makeover Season. First I’d hire a masseuse or masseur to knead you firmly and tenderly. I’d send you to the nutritionist, stylist, dream interpreter, trainer, and life coach. I’d brainstorm with the people who know you best to come up with suggestions for how to help free you from your illusions and infuse your daily rhythm with 20 percent more happiness. I’d try to talk you out of continuing your association with anyone or anything that’s no damn good for you. In conclusion, I’d be thorough as I worked to get you unlocked, debugged, and retooled.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “It takes an extraordinary person to carry themselves as if they do not live in hell,” says writer D. Bunyavong. In accordance with the astrological omens, I nominate you Virgos to fit that description in the coming weeks. You are, in my estimation, as far away from hell as you’ve been in a long time. If anyone can seduce, coax, or compel heaven to come all the way down to earth for a while, it’s you. Here’s a good way to get the party started: Gaze into the mirror until you spy the eternal part of yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): When he was 16 years old and living in New York, Ralph Lifshitz changed his name to Ralph Lauren. That was probably an important factor in his success. Would he have eventually become a famous fashion designer worth $5.8 billion if he had retained a name with “shitz” in it? The rebranding made it easier for clients and customers to take him seriously. With Ralph’s foresight as your inspiration, Scorpio, consider making a change in yourself that will enhance your ability to get what you want.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In 1956, the prolific Spanish poet Juan Ramón Jiménez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The award committee praised his “high spirit and artistic purity.” The honor was based on his last 13 books, however, and not on his first two. Waterlilies and Souls of Violet were works he wrote while young and still ripening. As he aged, he grew so embarrassed by their sentimentality that he ultimately tried to track down and eradicate every copy. I bring this to your attention, Sagittarius, because I think it’s a favorable time for you to purge or renounce or atone for anything from your past that you no longer want to be defined by.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Three centuries ago, Capricorn genius Isaac Newton formulated principles that have ever since been fundamental to scientists’ understanding of the physical universe. He was also a pioneer in mathematics, optics, and astronomy. And yet he also expended huge amounts of time and energy on the fruitless attempt to employ alchemy to transform base metals into solid gold. Those efforts may have been interesting to him, but they yielded no lasting benefits. You Capricorns face a comparable split. In 2018, you could bless us with extraordinary gifts or else you could get consumed in projects that aren’t the most productive use of your energy. The coming weeks may be crucial in determining which way you’ll go.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A rite of passage lies ahead. It could and should usher you into a more soulful way of living. I’m pleased to report that this transition won’t require you to endure torment, confusion, or passive-aggressive manipulation. In fact, I suspect it could turn out to be among the most graceful ordeals you’ve ever experienced—and a prototype for the type of breakthrough that I hope will become standard in the months and years to come. Imagine being able to learn valuable lessons and make crucial transitions without the prod of woe and gloom. Imagine being able to say, as musician P.J. Harvey said about herself, “When I’m contented, I’m more open to receiving inspiration. I’m most creative when I feel safe and happy.”

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The Kalevala is a 19th-century book of poetry that conveys the important mythology and folklore of the Finnish people. It was a wellspring of inspiration for English writer J. R. R. Tolkien as he composed his epic fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. To enhance his ability to steal ideas from The Kalevala, Tolkien even studied the Finnish language. He said it was like “entering a complete wine-cellar filled with bottles of an amazing wine of a kind and flavor never tasted before.” According to my reading of the astrological omens, Pisces, in 2018 you will have the potential of discovering a source that’s as rich for you as Finnish and The Kalevala were for Tolkien. ∆

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