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Pay the piper Public agencies in SLO County brace for skyrocketing pension payments to the state [10] BY PETER JOHNSON


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October 12 - October 19, 2017 VOLUME 32, NUMBER 12

Editor’s note

This week cover That pesky pension problem.......... 10

news There’s help for local victims of the Vegas shooting ......................9

opinion Trust real-world experience, not consultants ............................... 14

arts TELEVISION: Paso native wins Emmy .....................................32 STAGE: Rabbit Hole is heart-wrenchingly good .................33

flavor FOOD: Foremost’s got brand new chefs .......................................46

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f the city of San Luis Obispo does nothing to change its budget plans, it will be $80 million in the red by the 2031-32 fiscal year. That’s according to SLO’s new city manager, Derek Johnson, who is tasked with the difficulty of trying to figure out just how SLO will pay the EMPTY BANK $148.4 million in unfunded employee pension Public agencies in SLO County liability it has to pay into a state fund over are grappling the next 30 years. But SLO doesn’t have the with how to pay down the debt only government in SLO County that needs they owe to the state’s pension to figure out how to pay the pension piper. fund. What’s going on? Staff Writer Peter Johnson lays out the whole of that damn pension problem in this week’s cover story [10] . This week, you can also read about the help that’s out there for local victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas [9] ; a local video editor who won an Emmy [32] ; SLO Rep’s heartwrenching rendition of Rabbit Hole [33] ; and the new chefs making food whimsical at Foremost [46]. Camillia Lanham editor

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Six sexual assaults reported to Cal Poly

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hile a new academic year at Cal Poly is just getting started, the university is already fielding multiple reports of sexual assaults that allegedly occurred on and off campus. Between Aug. 28 and Oct. 1, Cal Poly police received six reports of sexual assault or misconduct, according to police logs. Those included two reports of rape, one report of unlawful intercourse, one report of oral copulation with an intoxicated victim, and two other reports of unspecified sex offenses. Of the six reported assaults, two cases were already closed, one was deemed to be unfounded, and another was transferred to the SLO Police Department because it allegedly occurred off campus. Five of the six alleged assaults occurred after classes at the university began on Sept. 14. In recent years, Cal Poly and other U.S. colleges and universities have struggled to address growing concerns about how campusrelated rapes are handled and investigated. This year appears to be no exception. In addition to the spate of assault reports to campus police at the beginning of the academic year, a Sept. 27 article published in Mustang News reported that there are at least two active Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Title IX investigations at Cal Poly. The same article also stated that seven female students have filed sexual assault complaints about the same male student perpetrator with Cal Poly Safer, a campus resource for sexual assault victims. Cal Poly Spokesman Matt Lazier told New Times that the university was prohibited from discussing Title IX investigations and declined to comment on additional details in the Mustang News story. University officials and San Luis Obispo law enforcement said the spree of reports and investigations were routine for the beginning of a new academic year at college. In an email response to questions from New Times, Lazier said the University Police Department

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explained that the amount of reported assaults thus far this school year was “not unusual.” SLOPD Sgt. Chad Pfarr, the city’s head of investigations, said that “at the beginning of the school year, you get an uptick” in reports of sexual assaults and “it seems like they are always alcohol related.” He said students often “feel like they got sexually assaulted because they blacked out” when really, NEW YEAR, OLD PROBLEM Cal Poly is one of several American “it was just something that universities attempting to combat the issue of sexual assault. So far, the was conjured up.” university’s police have fielded at least six reports of alleged rape and “We get a ton of young other sexual misconduct since late August. people that come into town that have never “generalized statements” like Sgt. Pfarr’s were really consumed alcohol before and now they’re “not what we want to put out in the public.” experimenting with different alcohols,” Pfarr “Each case is an individual case. We said. “Suddenly they have too much and they don’t want [victims] to hesitate to come black out and the automatic assumption is, ‘I forward, especially with this type of crime,” was roofied and sexually assaulted.’ More times Staley said. “We don’t want them to feel any than not, that’s not the case.” Pfarr added that the SLOPD “investigates every differently in any way.” When asked whether RISE had heard any case we get” and that they “don’t cut corners.” complaints from sexual assault victims about Advocates for sexual assault victims have how the SLOPD handled their cases, Pomeroy long raised concerns about linking alcohol declined to comment, but she stated that RISE consumption with rape, claiming that it can works closely with local police and appreciates promote an unfair assumption that places their partnership. fault on the accuser and deters them from While Pomeroy pushed back on linking reporting the crime. alleged victims’ use of alcohol to sexual assault, “We know that alcohol does not cause sexual she added that increased reporting of rape and assault,” said Jane Pomeroy, associate director other sexual misconduct on college campus may for RISE, a local nonprofit organization that not indicate that the problem is getting worse, offers support and resources for victims of but could mean that students are feeling more sexual assault and domestic violence. “Sexual confident in reporting such incidents to their assault is about power and control. When we have this narrative about alcohol causing sexual university or law enforcement. According to recently released statistics, assault or this notion that if we drink, we will Cal Poly reported 17 total incidents of various be sexually assaulted, it can become victim sexual offenses, including rape, statutory rape, blaming. We are constantly trying to dispel and fondling, in 2016. At least five of those these myths.” occurred off campus, according to the report. ∆ In a subsequent New Times interview with —Peter Johnson and Chris McGuinness SLOPD’s Capt. Chris Staley, Staley said

Cayucos Fire Department doesn’t have a chief

As Cayucos tries to dissolve its fire department and pass emergency response duties over to San Luis Obispo County, it faces a staffing shortage that makes it difficult to respond to some emergency calls. Cayucos Fire Protection District board President Steve Beightler said the board was notified one day before its Oct. 5 meeting that the department was unable to operate its fire engine every day of the week. The department does not have a consistent engine operator, he said, therefore the department can’t guarantee consistent coverage. “We are in the process of finding staff for that position. If there is an emergency, there are agencies that can help respond such as Cal Fire and the Morro Bay Fire Department,” Beightler said. Morro Bay Fire Chief Steve Knuckles said that his fire department is in a mutual aid agreement with fire departments in the county

from Los Osos to Hearst Castle. “If there is a land or structure fire, we could go in as a secondary response to assist the agency in need. We’re not the first responders,” Knuckles said. The Cayucos Fire Department will be considered the first responder in Cayucos until it successfully completes the dissolution process. If the first response agency determines that it needs assistance or additional resources, it makes the call for mutual aid. But before a secondary agency like Morro Bay’s can answer that call, it must ensure that there are enough firefighters to answer a potential fire emergency within Morro Bay’s city limits. Because of this, Knuckles said his department isn’t obligated to respond to an emergency call from another area, although he added that he’s never turned one down. The Cayucos Fire Department is also short a fire chief. In early July, former Chief Mike Minetti announced his retirement after 46 years NEWS continued page 6


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with the department. The district found its replacement with retired Cal Fire Chief John Richardson, who started Oct. 1 and quit on Oct. 4. Beightler said Richardson’s departure was discussed during the closed session portion of the board meeting so he couldn’t comment. He did say that the department has a volunteer assistant fire chief whose hours vary, “when he’s available out of his regular” day job. Cayucos is still in the beginning stages of working with the county to formulate a level of service for its community. In July, the district voted to submit an application of dissolution to Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) and to give the department to the county. This decision came after the district could no longer fund its department, which was run with reserve volunteer firefighters and antiquated infrastructure. The next step is to move the application over to the SLO County Board of Supervisors and the Cayucos Fire Protection District for consideration. The Cayucos fire district’s application is up for discussion at LAFCO’s Oct. 19 meeting. —Karen Garcia

Election for second Paso Robles water district nears end

A push by more than 200 property owners in North County to form a second water district over the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin will reach its finish line on Oct. 17, the last day of the district’s mail-in election. The proposed Estrella-El PomarCreston (EPC) Water District covers roughly 38,000 acres around Paso Robles, and if formed will join the Shandon-San Juan Water District, which held its election last year and covers 136,000 acres. Both districts were launched to play prominent roles in the upcoming discussion about groundwater management for the Paso water basin, a 780-square-mile aquifer critically depleted during the last drought. When Paso basin overliers voted down a contentious proposal in 2016 to form one water district to govern the whole basin, local agricultural stakeholders splintered into the two “voluntary” water districts, which means area property owners can decide whether or not to be included in the districts’ boundaries. “We lost a lot of time fighting about all this,” said Dana Merrill, owner of Mesa Vineyard Management near Templeton and one of the prospective board members of the EPC Water District. “[The two water district scheme] is different than the original vision, but it has some of the same elements. I think we can work on this and make some progress on it.” Several of the region’s most wellknown winemakers—and a few lesserknown stakeholders—have been steadily supporting the EPC Water District formation effort through financial contributions. Since a district formation committee was started, it’s received close to $70,000 in donations. The highest donation of $18,500 came from the now-disbanded Paso Robles Agricultural Alliance for Groundwater Solutions (PRAAGS), which was formed in 2013 and included

VIEWER DISCRETION leading stakeholders from both water districts. Other major contributors to the effort were J Lohr Vineyards and Wines ($9,949), Justin Vineyards ($5,948), Gallo Vineyards ($5,990), SLO San Juan Road ($3,239), and Maddalena Vineyard ($1,882). The committee also received a major boost of $7,688 from Vino Farms LLC, a Lodibased vineyard management firm that operates in SLO County. If successfully formed, the EPC Water District will need the SLO County Board of Supervisors’ approval to join the Paso Basin Cooperative Committee, which is tasked with writing a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the basin. The plan is mandated be in place by 2020 by the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The Paso Basin Cooperative Committee will begin its meetings on Oct. 18. While the Shandon-San Juan Water District made it into the committee by launching before a June 2017 deadline— joining the county, the city of Paso, and other smaller agencies over the basin—the EPC district is arriving late in the game. “I’m still counting on us being [a member on the committee],” Merrill said. —Peter Johnson

Los Osos woman organizing phone bank to help Puerto Rico’s hurricane victims

As she talked about the days following the Category 5 hurricanes that devastated the island of Puerto Rico, Grisel Puig-Snider had to pause to collect herself. Puig-Snider, a Los Osos resident who was born and raised in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, then said that she spent the seven days after the hurricane made landfall trying to find out if her relatives living on the island—siblings, aunts and uncles, several cousins and their children—had survived the catastrophic flooding and 155 mph winds that tore the island apart, killing at least 43 and decimating its infrastructure. “I felt so helpless,” Puig-Snider said. “You think you might possibly lose the people you love, and there’s nothing you can do about it. I felt like my hands were tied, and there was nothing I could do.” Phones were useless, but through Facebook, Puig-Snider was able to contact her family members on the island. They were alive, but surviving the storm was just the beginning. From there, things would only get worse. “When someone tells you they are ‘OK’ on the island right now, it just means they are alive,” she said. The storm crippled the island. Survivors were left living among the rubble without electricity, clean water, gasoline, and food. Puig-Snider said her family, like many other Puerto Ricans, is simply trying to survive. Each day, they have to decide who will go out looking for fresh water or stand in line for hours to get into grocery stores with nearly empty shelves. “The magnitude of destruction is beyond

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what they can possibly do,” Puig-Snider said. “They’ve lost their jobs. They’ve lost their homes. They can’t leave.” Hurricane Maria made landfall Sept. 20, and the conditions on the island have improved little, PuigSnider said. According to her family and friends, many on the island still do not have access to food, clean water, money, and medical aid. Emergency response from the federal government has been slow and inadequate, she was told, and aid sent by mail from relatives or nonprofit organizations is stalled in ports and post offices. “The lack of response from the White House and FEMA and Congress? It was a travesty. It was inhumane,” she said. “These are American citizens.” Puig-Snider believes that exerting political pressure on U.S. elected officials to do more could improve relief efforts in Puerto Rico, but noted that the inhabitants of the island, while they are U.S. citizens, cannot vote in federal elections for the president, leaving them little political leverage in Washington, D.C. “They are Americans, but they have no voice,” she said. To help give them that voice, PuigSnider partnered with Women’s March SLO to organize a phone bank. She and the organization are seeking volunteers to call members of the House and Senate and other elected officials to demand increased humanitarian aide to Puerto Rico. They will also urge lawmakers to indefinitely suspend the Jones Act, a law that requires goods shipped between American ports to be carried on ships built and operated by Americans, which some advocates and officials claim is hampering getting aid and supplies to those in need on the island. “American citizens are trapped and dying of thirst, hunger, lack of medical care, and, ultimately, government inefficiency,” Dawn Addis, a founding member of Women’s March SLO, said in a written statement. “There are not words strong enough to express our horror at the way Puerto Rican citizens are being brushed aside.” The phone bank will take place Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. until noon. A spokeswoman for Woman’s March SLO

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told New Times that 10 people have volunteered to work the phone bank as of Oct. 17. “Our citizens in Puerto Rico are hardworking, resilient people, and they are doing everything they can in these catastrophic events, but they need help,” Puig-Snider said. “They need to know that we are not abandoning them, because they feel abandoned.” —Chris McGuinness

Atascadero ‘just says no’ to cannabis dispensaries and commercial cultivation

The Atascadero City Council unanimously passed a cannabis ordinance on Oct. 10 that will ban brick-and-mortar dispensaries in city limits as well as cannabis cultivation sites of more than six plants. The city will allow testing facilities and mobile deliveries to city residents. After several months of public outreach, the councilmembers decided to react conservatively to Proposition 64, which legalized marijuana for adult use and will take effect Jan. 1. “We need to make a decision about what we want our city to look like,” Councilwoman Roberta Fonzi said. “It will not be a perfect regulation. It will not make everyone happy. But it is a starting place to go slow.” Any mobile dispensary delivering to Atascadero would need to obtain a business license from the city, and its operation couldn’t be based in city limits. Cultivation of up to six plants for personal use will be allowed in both indoor and outdoor private spaces with a city permit. The council was in general agreement with the regulations, with only Councilman Charles Bourbeau indicating he had some issues with the bans that he said could be revisited in the future. In February 2018, city staff will bring back a proposal to place a cannabis tax measure on the 2018 ballot. —Peter Johnson

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Help is here State and county offer assistance to California victims of Las Vegas shooting

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hen Stephen Paddock decided to carry out one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent American history from his 32nd-story suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the 64-year-old gambler took aim at a crowd of thousands of concertgoers who’d gathered to attend the Route 91 Harvest Festival. When the shooting finally stopped, Paddock had killed 58 people and injured nearly 500 others before turning the gun on himself. More than half of those killed and an as yet uncounted number of the massacre’s survivors hailed from California. Now, with the country still reeling from the attack, government agencies are offering assistance, resources, and services to the families of the dead and the shooting’s survivors in California, including those in SLO County. “We’ve already had some people coming forward,” said Diana McPartlan, director of the SLO County District Attorney’s Office Victim Witness Assistance Center. In the days following the shooting, McPartlan’s department announced that it would be offering assistance and aid to local shooting victims and survivors through the California Victim Compensation Board

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Resources for local victims and survivors of the Las Vegas shooting: • SLO County Victim Witness Assistance Center: 805781-5821, slocounty.ca.gov/Departments/DistrictAttorney/Victim-Witness-Assistance-Center.aspx • California Victims Compensation Board: 1-800-777-9229, victims.ca.gov

(CVCB), a state-level agency that allows crime victims to file claims for a number of critical services to help them recover. According to McPartlan, survivors and the families of those killed in the shooting can apply for funds to pay for medical care, lost wages, counseling, and even funeral and burial expenses. “All the victim witness offices [in the state] are doing this,” McPartlan said. “We help them fill out the application and learn what services are available to them.” Concertgoers who escaped the massacre without a physical injury could still qualify for mental health services, according to McPartlan. “It was a pretty traumatic event,” she said. “Many of these people will have [post traumatic stress syndrome].” Funding for the state’s victims compensation program comes from

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TOUCHED BY TRAGEDY Students at Cal Poly donned black ribbons to remember the victims of a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people, including 33 California residents.

restitution fines, penalties, and assessments levied against individuals convicted of crimes and traffic offenses in California, as well as some federal funding. Speaking to New Times Oct. 7, McPartlan said that her office had gotten about four applications per day related to the shooting, and she expected that number to increase. “We are going to be getting [applications] for quite a while,” she said. “It looks like several people from our area were at the concert.” Many California residents were killed in the shooting, making up 33 of the 58 victims. Californians likely make up a large number of the shooting survivors as well. According to a study by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Californians accounted for an estimated 31 percent of all visitors to the city last year. “We know that there were approximately 22,000 people at the

event, and we consider all of those people victims,” said Julie Nauman, executive officer for the CVCB. “The only firm number we know to date is the deceased, but we could be looking at as many as half of the people there being from California.” Nauman said the CVCB has worked to get those services to all victims and survivors quickly. The agency is working closely with its counterparts in Nevada, and has even created a streamlined application. “We are prepared for all of those people who are victims. We don’t want people to wonder what is happening or wait for a letter in the mail,” she said. “Anyone who was there, whether they were injured or not, deserves the help we can provide.” ∆ Staff Writer Chris McGuinness can be reached at cmcguinness@newtimesslo.com.

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City service reductions, school cuts loom as the state pension crisis hits SLO County BY PETER JOHNSON

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hen city residents convene with government coinciding with two major recessions in the officials for a special public meeting, they’re same decade, have resulted in billions in often loud—even rambunctious—with citizens losses with no reductions in cost. Taxpayers seizing the chance to weigh in on a local issue. are saddled with the bill, which has driven a But on the evening of Oct. 5, the several dozen wedge between the private and government residents gathered at Ludwick Community Center were ecosystems and fueled cynicism, resentment, silent. Occasionally glancing down at the paperwork city and misinformation among members of the staff handed out at the entrance, they quietly awaited public. the start of a presentation outlining a critical problem for “It’s a push and pull between the public San Luis Obispo. and private sectors,” Erik Baskin, a longtime With SLO’s newly appointed city manager, Derek leader of the SLO City Firefighters’ Union Local 3523, told New Times. “Up until [the Johnson, facing the audience, the title slide of a Great Recession], you really didn’t hear PowerPoint presentation shined bright on the overhead a whole lot of discussion coming from the projector screen. private sector about our pensions. The “The Pension Problem,” it read. private sector took [the recession] way harder The gist of that problem is simple but mind-boggling: than the public sector did, and pensions SLO owes the state agency that administers its became a big issue.” employees’ pensions—the California Public Employees’ “It’s bringing us to our knees,” said Retirement System (CalPERS)—a sum of $148.4 million Andrea Seastrand, a former U.S. over 30 years to pay down unfunded liability, or pension congresswoman of the 22nd District and money that’s been promised but that the system doesn’t state Assembly member, and the president of have. Yes, $148.4 million. the Central Coast Taxpayers’ Association. In addition to that, the city (and employees) will have to take on an increasingly larger share of local pension costs going forward—more than ever before—for current How did we get here? and future employees. The story behind the state pension crisis SLO’s final number-crunching says it will have to boils down to a brief yet consequential cut $8.9 million per year from its budget to stay solvent period of financial mismanagement by state over time. The city’s already taken certain measures, like officials and unions, according to several instituting a hiring freeze, but more action will be necessary. local stakeholders either Fundraiserwho’ve Results byspoken Salesperson “If we do nothing, by 2031-32, we’ll be $80 million publicly about the issue or directly with New the red,”compare Johnson told citizensin in aLudwick. “It’s a PARTICIPANT eincharts values Times for this story. UNITS SOLD cant issue. I would not underplay it. But we’re not To hear Dan Buckshi, the former chief h signifi as the number of products sold San Luis Obispo $148,400,000 alone.” administrative officer and budget director . Pie show category’s smaller agencies $55,300,000 Andcharts Johnson’s right each about that. While SLO has theCombined for SLO County, tell it to the SLO County pension problem of the local cities (ranked 23rd Paso Robles eworst of the whole. Board of Supervisors at a meeting in $42,600,000 among all California cities in highest pension debt per February, was like hearing someone recite capita, according to a Stanford University tracker), Atascadero the plot of a horror movie he’d gone over$25,800,000 rising pension costs are impacting practically every again and again. THROWN INTO THE FIRE Derek Johnson, SLO’s newly appointed Morro Bay governmental body in SLO County. “I equate it to the five-year period of $23,600,000 city manager, will have to steer the city through a $148-million unfunded More than 30 agencies in SLO County offer pensionArroyo Grande greed,” Buckshi told the board. pension liability issue. The impact is an $8.9-million per year reduction in $23,100,000 plans through CalPERS, the nation’s biggest pension the budget. He’s referring to the late 1990s—that’s fund serving $1.6 million employees with roughly Pismo Beach when the horror story began. At that point $18,000,000 workers. As such, the bumps in retirement formulas in the $330 billion in assets. The combined amount of local in time, CalPERS was “super-funded,” meaning it had late 1990s that started at the top quickly trickled down to $11,600,000 unfunded liability owed to CalPERS, as of 2016, is Grover Beach more than enough money to pay out the pensions it $336.8 million, according to CalPERS data. That owed. Times were so flush that the union-backed agency most counties and cities. “The biggest kicker was the benefits were granted sum doesn’t include liability for teachers’ pensions, pushed legislation signed by then-Gov. Gray Davis retroactively,” Buckshi said. “Somebody could’ve worked administered by the California State Teachers’ in 1999 that promised unprecedented increases in for 30 years under an old pension benefit, and if the next Retirement System (CalSTRS), and Cuesta College and retirement benefits to state workers. day they retire, they can retire as if they paid in [to the Cal Poly staff and faculty; that data couldn’t be tracked “CalPERs really set the stage around the state in higher benefit] for the full 30 years.” down by New Times before press time. But the impacts cahoots with public safety,” Buckshi said. “CalPERS at California came back down to earth pretty fast. Shortly there are significant, according to school district officials. that point was over 100 percent funded, the dot-com boom after the new promises were made, the dot-com bubble It also doesn’t include the county employees’ pensions, was occurring, money was pouring out of everywhere. burst, which put the first major dent in the pension funds. which are managed in an independent local fund. The Essentially, CalPERs started advertising that agencies A few years later, the 2008 Great Recession hit and unfunded liability in the county’s system is $556 million— could increase their benefits with absolutely no cost.” devastated them. bringing the grand total to close to $1 billion locally. SLO City Manager Johnson carried the plot forward: “The largest pension fund in the world saw a Public pensions weren’t such a difficult problem to “[CalPERS] told local agencies, ‘Hey you can upgrade 40 percent loss in its value,” Johnson said. “Those tackle until recently. The notion of providing retirement your retirement plans, and it won’t cost you anything. investment losses—that pool of money—is ultimately benefits, which for many public employees replaces Social And, oh by the way, we’re so super-funded that you don’t what funded the promise to provide people a defined Security, is a ubiquitous practice in California and have to pay anything this year.’ It sounded good.” public benefit after they retire.” throughout the U.S.—and has been for decades. When governments compete in the open market for In the fallout of the Great Recession, agencies But for a variety of reasons, the 21st century has been employees—whether it’s police officers, educators, planners, scrambled to renegotiate lower pension benefits and nothing short of disastrous for California’s pension funds. or administrators—they, over time, wind up offering the more even cost sharing with their local unions. That same benefits that another does to compete for quality Poor investment and policy decisions in Sacramento, happened sooner for some and later for DATA COURTESY OF CALPERS others. By 2013, California had passed the Public Employees’ Pension Reform San Luis Obispo $148,400,000 Act (PEPRA), which mandated that lower pension formulas be used for all new hires. Combined smaller agencies $55,300,000 But the damage was done. While the Paso Robles $42,600,000 reforms may have put the system onto a more sustainable course, it couldn’t change Atascadero $25,800,000 PAY THE PIPER Government agencies what was already promised. CalPERS had throughout SLO County, and the state, $23,600,000 Morro Bay lost so much money from the recessions, owe substantial sums of money to and had such high pension obligations going $23,100,000 Arroyo Grande CalPERS over the coming 30 years. forward, that it couldn’t “invest its way $18,000,000 Pismo Beach out of” the problem, according to Johnson. Even in a great stock market, the gap—the $11,600,000 Grover Beach unfunded liability—was too big. “When you have double-digit gains on $0 $40,000,000 $80,000,000 $120,000,000 $160,000,000 $300 billion instead of $500 billion, well, Unfunded liability owed for pensions 10 • New Times • October 12 - October 19, 2017 • www.newtimesslo.com


that’s a big difference,” Johnson said. “All of a sudden you have a smaller base to be working from.” In 2016, the CalPERS board of trustees decided to begin lowering the expected return rate on investments, taking it down from 7.5 to 7 percent by 2020. Additionally, the latest lifespan expectancy calculations say that retirees are living longer. Those two factors have major ramifications for local agencies. It means localities have to take on a higher share of ongoing pension costs that were historically covered by the state. It’s also a recognition that they’ll be responsible for paying down unfunded liability accrued from the past.

The snake and the pig

Johnson has a vivid metaphor for what the city of SLO is about to go through with pensions. “It’s like, ‘the snake’s gotta eat the pig,’” Johnson said. “It’s not going to be pretty watching the pig go through the body. But when it gets through the end, you’ll be done.” But it might actually be worse than that, as the pig will gain width as it’s eaten. While SLO’s pension costs were $7.8 million in 2014-15, they’re projected to grow to $19 million by 2024-25. Johnson said the height of the payments will be around 2031. Those rising costs have to be offset, which, according to the city, means determining where to shave $8.9 million from the annual budget by 2020. The city’s decided that $7.5 million will need to be cut from the general fund and $1.4 million from enterprise funds (water, sewer, etc.). The SLO City Council will start making those tough decisions at meetings in November and December. At that time, the council will give direction to the staff on exactly where to find the savings, and the city will eventually adopt a financial plan in April 2018 in preparation for the next year’s budget. Johnson has brought forward a handful of methods to cut costs: Reducing services, asking employees for concessions, finding cost efficiencies in the organization, and exploring new or expanded fees and revenues. He said he won’t be advising that the council raise utility rates to cover the shortfall. “This is one where we have to have a conversation with the community,” he said. “We’re having those tough conversations now.” SLO isn’t the only city talking about what funds to pull from the budget to pay off pension debt. The city of Paso Robles, which has the second highest local unfunded liability of $42.6 million, recently moved $5 million from general fund reserves to address it— using $2.5 million to pay down the unfunded liability and $2.5 million to establish a new pension trust that will ideally grow over time, city Administrative Services Director Marlaine Sanders told New Times. In contrast to the cities and districts contracting with CalPERS, the county of SLO is only one of two agencies in California (the other is San Francisco) that operates on a completely independent pension system, established in 1958. Because of that, the county’s been able to undergo pension reform slightly ahead of and with more nimbleness than other local governments. The county negotiated lower retirement benefits for employee groups in 2010, ahead of the state’s PEPRA, PHOTO COURTESY OF CALPERS

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and we really can’t go over that 85 percent,” Pinkerton said. “We’re going to have to cut that same amount of [pension] increases.” The SLCUSD already shaved $2 million from its budget in 2017-18 in preparation for the Diablo Canyon shutdown. This fall, the district formed a Blue Ribbon Committee of community members that’s in the process of developing a long-term plan to reduce costs and bring the district into financial sustainability. The rising pension costs will be one element of the conversation, Pinkerton said. “Because of Diablo, we’ve been focused on keeping our personnel costs in line,” he said. “It’s rough for employees because not only are THE PENSION PROBLEM SLO city officials and residents convened for an informational they paying more [into meeting on Oct. 5 about SLO’s pension obligations, which will skyrocket in the coming years. the pension funds] but their benefit isn’t really and lowered its market expectations ahead of schedule changing and [they won’t get] a lot of raises.” as well. With that said, because the county chose to increase its benefits along with everybody else in the Brewing resentment early 2000s, its liabilities are only 69 percent funded, The money that’s currently owed for the pensions of with a $556 million unfunded gap to make up. yesteryear will hurt the public employees of today. “Are we any smarter, better, or faster than [the cities]? There’s the direct, material effect of agencies slashing No, not really,” said Carl Nelson, chief investment officer budgets and lowering benefits. The pension crisis is of the SLO County Pension Trust. “But this system has giving the next generation of teachers, firefighters, and kind of taken its bad news in pieces over the years.” police officers an uneven shake in security and benefits According to the acting chief administrative officer compared to their predecessors. of the county, Guy Savage, pensions don’t pose the And then there’s the poor public perception. immediate crisis to SLO County that they do for cities News headlines highlighting six-figure pensions for like SLO. government workers, juxtaposed with the fact that fewer “I can’t give you the same kind of doom and gloom,” in the private sector are afforded a pension, have steered Savage said. “We’re not cutting services or positions the conversation and stoked resentment. because of pension issues. At the same token, we’re not SLO City Manager Johnson said talk about lavish expanding our services as much as we could be otherwise.” pensions is overblown, at least locally. According to SLO, the median annual pension for a city retiree is $44,400. Diablo and the ripple effect Baskin from the SLO City Local Firefighters Union Local school districts are no less immune to The also pointed out that those who are making cushy Pension Problem. retirement salaries are the small minority. School districts contract with both CalPERS and “When people see in the paper that some government CalSTRS, and their pension costs are similarly rising. worker is retired and collecting $300,000 per year, Ten-year budget forecasts for the San Luis Coastal that is the top .0001 percent of people who retire and Unified School District (SLCUSD) show annual pension somebody in a management position not a line-level costs doubling by 2025-26—from $7 million to $14.2 million. employee,” Baskin said. The increases coincide with the looming shutdown He said there’s a misconception that employee unions of Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, which, when are greedy. He noted that the increases in pensions shuttered, will reduce annual property tax revenue by an promised more than 15 years ago had become the norm even higher number: $8 million. at the time. It’s disturbing math, said SLCUSD Assistant “When you look back at the things we were able to Superintendent Ryan Pinkerton, that will inevitably negotiate when times were good, those things were lead to “reductions in personnel costs” in the district. industry standards at the time, all over the state,” “Eighty-five percent of our budget is spent on people, Baskin said. “Even today, our focus when we’re negotiating a labor contract has always been to be industry standard. We’ve never asked to be above anybody else.” Nevertheless, the optics aren’t good to taxpayer advocates like Seastrand, the former congresswoman and the president of the Central Coast Taxpayers’ Association. “California is controlled by public unions. That’s basically it,” Seastrand said. “The forgotten taxpayer is going to have to be faced with it. They’re going to have to pay for all this.” Seastrand and Leslie Halls, the president of the SLO Business and Property Owners’ Association, said they don’t disagree philosophically with offering public pensions, but they do see the recent history of the issue as evidence that state lawmakers and union lobbyists can’t be trusted by taxpayers. “I don’t think anybody begrudges somebody a pension,” Halls said. “But those of us in the private sector are playing astronomical taxes and fees and suffering from a CULPRIT The California Public Employees’ cutback in basic services because all the money is going Retirement System, headquartered in Sacramento, is the largest pension fund in the into pensions. That’s the rub.” ∆ U.S., serving 1.6 million government workers with $330 billion in assets.

Staff Writer Peter Johnson can be reached at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

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News

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bout 20 miles east of the city of San Luis Obispo lies about 12,200 acres of newly protected rangeland. As of this month, the Avenales Ranch in Santa Margarita is now part of the 300,000 acres of land conserved by the California Rangeland Trust. Its protection was ensured by a conservation easement—a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values. After seven years on the organization’s waiting list, the ranch is now conserved by a partnership between the California Rangeland Trust, Wildlife Conservation Board, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Nita Vail, CEO of the California Rangeland Trust, said preserving the land not only benefits the ranchers but it also benefits the surrounding community as well as adding to its rich history that dates back to the 1880s. “The Avenales Ranch is a prime example of the importance of conserving California’s rangelands to protect clean air and water, wildlife, and healthy local food we all cherish and depend upon,” Vail said. The ranch has been home to six generations of the Sinton family, four of whom are still running the ranch.

Rancher Jim Sinton was given the land on behalf of his grandfather who purchased it 129 years ago. “We are stewards of the land at the Avenales Ranch,” Sinton said. “Our stewardship should leave the land in better condition than we found it.” The land now belongs to Sinton’s grandchildren. Together the family filed an application with the California Rangeland Trust PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CALIFORNIA RANGELAND TRUST for a conservation easement to ensure the ranch will remain working rangeland. Throughout their ownership the family has managed and sustainably maintained the native grasslands and oak woodlands that support their cattle ranching as well as native wildlife. Some species found living in the acreage include the California redlegged frog, Tule elk, and the California condor. Of the three, the animal unique to the ranch is the Tule elk, currently categorized as an endangered species. The elk were reintroduced on the ranch 25 OPENLY PROTECTED Keeping its rich history years ago, and while there are intact, the Avenales Ranch celebrates its official fewer than 400 left, those that conservation. live on the ranch are thriving.

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To date, the organization has been able to permanently protect 310,497 acres of privately owned rangeland, which translates to 63 ranches with 95 additional projects awaiting conservation funding.

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The four Kennedy Club Fitness locations in SLO County are offering annual specials along with free local guest days for non-members, during the month of October. The offer comes on the heels of the fitness club celebrating its 36year anniversary. For more information visit kennedyclubs.com. On Sunday, Oct. 8, the San Luis Obispo Country Club raised funds for its Hats for Hope Annual Benefit and Hat Party. Central Coast residents undergoing chemotherapy will benefit with the gift of a hat, wig, or financial support from the proceeds raised at the fundraiser. The Hats for Hope program has been sustained by donations from local individuals and businesses since 2001. The program works directly with oncology offices from Paso Robles to Santa Ynez to disperse “wig certificates” that can be redeemed at local wig shops. The certificates are given to patients without an application or requirements. For more information visit hatsforhope.com. ∆ Staff Writer Karen Garcia wrote this week’s Strokes and Plugs. Send tips to strokes@newtimesslo.com.


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Real-world experience Community choice is still the right choice

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ased on the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) law passed by the state Legislature in 2002, Community Choice Energy programs started taking off in 2010 and are now rapidly proliferating. Community Choice programs have empowered local communities to decide where their electricity comes from and enhanced the economic vitality of the regions where they have been established. There is not much question about where power generation in California is heading: away from centralized investor-owned utilities and toward Community Choice and its ability to offer communities local control, more renewable energy at competitive rates, and the investment of revenue generated to benefit local residents and businesses. Central Coast Power, a consortium of local governments in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties, formed in 2015 to explore the feasibility of a Community Choice program. The consortium commissioned a tri-county feasibility study from consulting firms Willdan Financial Services and EnerNex. The study examined eight different geographical scenarios for the region with energy mix scenarios for 33 percent, 50 percent, and 75 percent renewable energy, comparing likely CCA costs with the rates of the two utilities serving the three counties. On Sept. 12, the Willdan/EnerNex study was released. It concluded, in every scenario, that a CCA program

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is not economically feasible and would cost ratepayers more than utilityprovided power. MRW & Associates, contracted to conduct a peer review of the study, pointed to half a dozen “areas where the draft study was potentially overly conservative or made questionable assumptions that might explain why its conclusion was negative while others have been affirmative.” These red flags ranged from the fact that the study failed to “reflect the most recently reported contract prices for renewable energy and does not reflect the general downward trend in renewable prices seen over the past few years” to a failure to “account for the proposed dramatic uncontested reductions” in the fees utilities charge CCA programs for billing services. Energy experts elsewhere have elaborated on the study’s fatal error: using old data on the cost of renewable energy to project future renewable energy costs for Community Choice programs. The report pegs those costs at 8.8 cents per kWh (kilowatt hour). But recent utility contract prices have been averaging about 6 cents per kWh. That’s a 47 percent difference. The report’s price projections relied on a chart by the California Public Utilities Commission listing average energy contract prices over the years. “Every year of price data going back to 2005 in that chart drags this long tail of all the contract prices from earlier

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years, rather than the price only for contracts signed in each year,” says energy consultant Robert Freehling. “By creating this cumulative snowball of past prices for each year of data, the CPUC creates what in financial analysis is called a ‘lagging indicator’—in this case an extreme lagging indicator— where each year in the chart actually reflects prices from years earlier.” This error by itself would be enough to lead to the conclusion that a Community Choice program is uneconomical. On Oct. 3, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted to do a more in-depth peer review of the study that

in Marin County; Sonoma Clean Power, launched in 2014 serving Sonoma and Mendocino counties; and many more programs now established or coming online including Redwood Coast Energy Authority, Apple Valley, and Silicon Valley Clean Power. “Community Choice has proven to be cost-effective in both PG&E and SCE territories,” said Samuel Golding, president of Community Choice Partners. “Willdan and EnerNex insist it’s wildly more expensive. Which is more likely to be wrong: a consultant’s spreadsheet or real-world experience?” Golding is candid in his assessment of where the study went wrong. “Beyond the outdated renewable power cost assumptions or the failure to understand the basic rules for how the agency would be charged for electricity on the wholesale market, their model is missing half the math. It doesn’t

There is not much question about where power generation in California is heading: away from centralized investor-owned utilities and toward Community Choice ... . re-examines some of its fundamental assumptions. Beyond the realm of clashing consultants, reality has already refuted the study’s “not economically feasible” conclusion. As the peer reviewers note, the study’s conclusions contradict other recent CCA technical studies, but Community Choice has already made its own case for itself in the real world, via MCE Clean Energy, launched in 2010

capture the key regulations that impact Community Choice energy agencies in the real world or how the utilities’ rates should be forecasted. This study is a poster child for all the reasons why we strongly advise communities to avoid relying on consultants for this sort of modeling. Redwood Coast CCA bypassed the consultants, brought in a nonprofit COMMENTARY continued page 16


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COMMITTEE (DCISC) INDEPENDENT SAFETY Public Meeting:

Wednesday Morning, October 18th 9:00 A.M.

Introductions, receive public comments and communications to the DCISC, Committee business session including approval of DCISC’s 27th Annual Report, discussion of Committee activities and plans during 2017 and 2018, review of the Open Items List, discussion and approval of report on a fact-finding visit to Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) by a Member and Technical Consultant.

Wednesday Afternoon, October 18th 1:30 P.M.

Public comments and communications to the Committee, Committee business session including reports on fact finding visits by Members and Consultants to DCPP, discussion by the Committee on its operations including activity planning, effectiveness in conducting fact-findings, public meetings, and in preparing its Annual Reports, outreach to state government officials, future engagement of consultants for specific projects, and the Committee’s interaction with PG&E.

Wednesday Evening, October 18th 5:15 P.M.

Public comments and communications to the Committee, informational presentations by PG&E including a presentation on the “State of the Plant” and plant performance, key events and a status report on the twentieth refueling outages for Unit-1 (1R20) and Unit-2 (2R20), an update on the Joint Proposal which, if approved, would retire DCPP at the end of its current operating licenses and overview of the plant decommissioning process and initial planning for decommissioning.

Thursday Morning, October 19th 9:00 A.M.

Introductions, public comments and communications to the Committee, Committee business session, informational presentations by PG&E on plant safety and operations including an update on spent nuclear fuel storage issues and the

potential for corrosion of the multi-purpose canisters, lessons learned from spent fuel storage activities at decommissioned nuclear facilities, and an update on the status of the NRC performance indicators, reportable events and notices of violation and the NRC inspection for “White” input into a strategic performance area and issues raised by NRC resident inspectors.

Thursday Afternoon, October 19th 1:00 P.M.

Introductions, public comments and communications to Committee Members, informational presentations by PG&E on plant safety and operations including an overview of regulations and PG&E programs for classifying structures, systems and components, and a report on the status of DCPP’s transition to the National Fire Protection Association’s Standard 805 fire protection regulations, and wrap-up discussion by Committee Members.

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owned by public power utilities, and launched a successful CCA in less time than this study took to get it all wrong. Staff should reject this study, call up Redwood Coast for advice, start relying on proven experts, and get on with it.” For SLO County and northern Santa Barbara County, here’s the most important correction made by the MRW peer review, analyzing a “middle of the road” (50 percent renewable energy) Community Choice scenario: A corrected model with revised assumptions resulted in lower rates and a cleaner energy mix than PG&E. San Luis Obispo County’s Board of Supervisors and city councils shortly will be presented with the Willdan study—and, one hopes, the MRW peer review of that study—as they ponder the answer to the question, “Should we proceed with a Community Choice program?” Their answer should be yes. ∆ Andrew Christie is the director of the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club Katie Davis is chair of the Sierra Club’s Santa Barbara Group.

The right to protest can be stripped from us if we aren’t careful

In the Oct. 5 issue of New Times, Robert Cuddy had an opinion piece titled, “A theory about violent protesters.” He develops many thoughts that were quite perceptive, but I have to at least partially disagree with his central premise that black costumed and sometimes violent Antifa protesters against the far right/ fascist right are probably or at least very likely organized by the far right in possible combination with government agents/police and other dirty tricksters. He states very correctly that this kind of thing has been done before in this country by the FBI, various police departments, and, I would add, other quasi “official”/ quasi private right-wing goons and provocateurs like Nixon’s “Plumbers.” Bob also states correctly, and I think this is mostly what’s going on, that often the right-wing/police agent/provocateur elements infiltrate groups that are genuinely idealistic (like I believe Antifa largely is), but that are also tactically and strategically ignorant and who believe that dramatic, violent confrontations are the best way to inspire themselves and others, gather large anti-fascist forces, and defeat the neo-fascists. The infiltrators, pretending to be dedicated militants, then push the groups to do even more extreme actions than they already would do and so create very violent clashes that give the whole anti-rightist movement a bad name and image, give the fascistic rightists a claim of victimhood and “self-defense” for their own violence, and allow the police, very often largely sympathetic with the ultra rightists (sorry, but it’s true in my experience), an excuse to break leftist heads and make mass arrests. The governmental levels (and universities) then have a green light to enact repressive anti-protester laws and measures and make all progressive organizing and mobilizing more difficult. So I urge Antifa folks and other

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like-minded forces to think about these things and move away from adventurist, ultra-left actions. I urge everyone to understand the lessons drawn by Bob Cuddy and myself and to be aware of what’s going on around them at mass demonstrations. Antifa people can become valuable defenders of mass progressive movements and their mobilizations by learning defensive tactics against attack by fascists and racists while avoiding pushing for offense from the get-go and being provoked by over zealous members of their own number, who might very well not be members of their own number at all. There may well come a day when actual combat against fascists and racists will be the order of the day and will then clearly be self-defense by the people to defend—and extend— their rights. But this is not that time. The trick to being both a wise and a courageous activist and leader is to know the difference. Read Sun Tzu, “The Art of War.” If and when the day comes for it, old ’60s radicals like Bob Cuddy, Tom Fulks, and myself will likely be there with you—if we can still walk ... Jim Griffin San Luis Obispo

California citizens far and wide, HELP!

Call the governor today asking him to veto SB 649 (the cell tower bill) at (916) 445-2841! It becomes law if not vetoed by Sunday, Oct. 15. This bill passed mid-September in spite of bipartisan opposition. California spoke out against this bill (more than 250 cities, 47 counties). It gives authority to the wireless industry to saturate our neighborhoods without local oversight and at the expense of serious health issues. Firefighters were exempted from SB 649 due to a study showing abnormal SPECT brain scans in a group of California firefighters that resulted in cognitive impairment from cell tower emissions of 1/1000th of the FCC limit. Cancer clusters and a myriad of health issues have been recognized near cell towers worldwide. This level of constant radiation is potentially dangerous for all, but especially for the unborn, the children, the infirmed, the elderly, the disabled, the bees, certain pets, and wildlife. Aren’t our laws supposed to protect us? Linda Ikeda Atascadero LETTERS continued page 17


Opinion LETTERS from page 16

Take responsibility for the results of your actions Everyone agrees on the importance of the First Amendment right to free speech, but few acknowledge that this right embodies a responsibility for what one says. For example, in the local debate over the closure of Diablo Canyon, those speaking out in favor of the closure must bear the responsibility for any negative social, economic, and environmental effects on our community that will result from the closure. Maybe their opposition of nuclear power gives them a sense of importance, a feeling that they are doing good, yet this must also be viewed in light of the negative consequences of their actions and speech. No amount of pretending otherwise will save the community or the environment. Ye adamant defenders of the Second Amendment right to bear arms need to take some responsibility, too, for things like Aurora, Orlando, Sandy Hook, the recent Las Vegas massacre, and all the others in the seemingly endless chain of gun violence. You unquestioningly align yourself with the likes of the NRA (whose clear purpose is to protect the right of gun manufacturers and dealers to make a buck), which for decades has cowered Congress into doing its bidding without so much as a whimper of objection, and you call that democracy. No matter how you look at it, you, too,

just like the NRA, have blood on your cold, dead hands. Talk is cheap, they say. If there is to be any hope for the future, those that insist on exercising these rights need to occasionally question their own beliefs, and carefully consider and understand the consequences of their actions and speech, if only to be sure that they are not doing more harm than good. There is no difference between a person who does wrong thinking they are doing right, and a person who deliberately does wrong. The effect is the same. As a Vietnam veteran, I have understood this for a very long time. So, before you raise your voice and hoist your banners, you had best be sure that you know what you are talking about, that you clearly understand the consequences of your actions, and that you be willing to accept responsibility for them. Otherwise, when the world goes to hell, ignorance will not be an excuse. Mark Henry San Luis Obispo

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Garrett Mattrocci student “I love it. Columbus Day is pretty much a sham anyway.”

Jazmin Verde retail worker “I like it. It improves what the day stands for.”

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Delusional apologists for leftist violence

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here’s something deeply wrong in American culture as the events of Oct. 1 so aptly demonstrate. The violence perpetrated against innocents in Las Vegas defies explanation even a week later, with no definitive reason for “why?” Pundits and political opportunists have wasted no time in politicizing a tragedy for hundreds of families so I will simply quote the most eloquent statement I’ve read to date regarding the mass murder and wounding of more than 500 people. Mike Rowe of the TV series Dirty Jobs said it best, in my opinion: “Take comfort in men who threw themselves over other people’s children. They are no less real than the killer and they are still with us. “Take comfort in the woman who loaded wounded strangers into her car and drove them out of harm’s way. “Take comfort in the hundreds of first responders who risk their lives every day and the hundreds of anonymous citizens who stood in line to give their blood. “Take comfort in the fact all good people are shattered and that you are not alone.” Beyond those words from an unexpected source, that is all I will say about what has occurred until the investigations are complete and more importantly, the dead are buried.

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right-wing plot ranks with some of the best fantasies of Art Bell, the late-night radio talk-show host specializing in alien visitations and government conspiracies. Cuddy didn’t leave anyone out in his rogues gallery, essentially from FOX News to anyone who dares to diverge from mainstream progressive dogma. Those he castigates dare to unabashedly honor those who serve in uniform, be it in military service, law enforcement, firefighters, nurses, or saluting the flag and revering the liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Some of us even dare to admit belief in a Supreme Being who is the ultimate law-giver and to whom we will someday give an account of our life. I digress: The violent left, especially “Antifa,” “BAMN,” the various Marxist and anarchist groups that have banded together pose a serious threat to the stability and security of the nation. To understate the risk they pose to the civil liberties of everyone is foolish. Most totalitarian regimes came into power via some form of revolution and mass movement, but power is then seized by a highly organized group willing to use violence to impose their will. That’s how Lenin and the communists seized power in 1917 Russia, a coup that overthrew their rivals after the Czar had been

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The title of this article refers to the apologists for the violence being perpetrated across the political spectrum but especially the extreme left, which far too many pundits seem willing to give a pass. Having served repeated tours of duty where wars and civil wars have torn countries apart, I look with alarm at the disintegration of American political culture. Ignoring the rhetoric and more importantly, the violence against those with whom the left disagrees is very dangerous and is lighting a fuse that may very well explode in the faces of their apologists. Anyone who studies the history of violent revolution will tell you that revolutions usually consume their own as quickly as they devour their enemies. The most notorious group of the violent left, “Antifa,” supposedly referring to their motivation of being “anti-fascists,” recently let it be known that their targets are not only conservatives, Republicans, and anyone else they dislike, but also liberals, whom they state will also get a bullet. As I observe those in the mainstream media who have become pseudoapologists for Antifa, such as the column last week by Robert Cuddy (“A theory about violent protesters,” Oct. 5), I have to conclude that they are either asleep or fast becoming delusional. The idea that the violence being perpetrated by Antifa, BAMN (By Any Means Necessary), and other extreme leftists is actually a

removed. It happened in pre-WWII Germany when the Nazis extensively used street violence and eventually political assassinations to eliminate their political rivals, resulting in their ability to be “legitimately elected to office” in 1932. Antifa emerged from a campus environment in which political intimidation, violence against anyone who opposes them, and virulent anti-Semitism has become the norm. Dismissing the threat such groups pose is dangerous. I served in Bosnia as a peacekeeper and participated in the investigation of war crimes. The chief instigators of that war and its infamous atrocities were college professors and the violent hypernationalist groups they inspired, most of whom resemble some of the violent offspring of American campuses. Let there be no mistake: “Antifa” is a fascist movement intent upon destroying the American Republic. If not forcefully repudiated by all good Americans of all political persuasions, the havoc they unleash may well rend asunder the fabric of American liberty. ∆ Al Fonzi is an Army lieutenant colonel of military intelligence who had a 35year military career, serving in both the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Send comments through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com.


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nline comments tend to show people’s true colors, eh? I guess people are just more comfortable letting their hate flag fly when an actual human being isn’t standing in front of them, looking hurt or glaring in disgust at their spittle-infused, bile-filled “opinions.” Last week’s cover story about locals affected by President Donald “Mexicans are rapists” Trump’s decision to rescind President Barack “The Snowflake” Obama’s DACA protections (“This land is yours,” Oct. 5) certainly drew a few angry rants to our Facebook page. My favorite was by Dorothy McMenamin Rempe, who screamed in all-caps, “MY FAMILY CAME THRU ELLIS ISLAND;;LEGAL WHY CANT YOU I DON’T AGREED WITH PRESIDENT ON MANY THINGS BUT THIS I DO...FREE RIDE IS OVER--YOU DACA PEOPLE WANT ALL GIVEN TO YOU WITH NO EFFORT ON YOUR PART EXCEPT TO TAKE....” Setting aside the badly needed grammar lesson, Rempe seems to think DACAeligible people are all takers even though they frequently work low-pay jobs that “real” Americans won’t take. To be eligible, DACA folks have demonstrated a strong work ethic by graduating from high school, something 17 percent of American-born kids fail to do. These “DACA people” also have to have a clean record and two years

of college or military service under their belts to be eligible. Aren’t these the kind of people we want in the U.S.—hard working, determined, patriotic? Rempe also seems to believe that immigrating to the U.S. is as easy now as it was when Ellis Island was the gateway. Heck, we didn’t even have numeric limits on immigration until 1921! You got off the boat, demonstrated you weren’t sick with some deadly disease or a prostitute (we apparently already had enough of those), weren’t crazy or illiterate, and you got a big “Welcome to America!” Back then, the U.S. actually adhered to Emma Lazarus’ poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. We took the tired, the poor, the huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse, the latter of which perhaps perfectly describes Rempe’s forebears. Nowadays it’s nearly impossible to legally immigrate to the U.S., but it’s pretty easy for someone here “illegally” to find a job, which is why people keep coming. You want to stop illegal immigration? E-verify, people! All the rest of this faux cracking down on immigration is lip service from both Democrats and Republicans. Conservatives like the cheap labor. Liberals like working class folks because they’ll vote Democrat if they gain citizenship. Neither side actually wants to stop illegal immigration, Great Southern Border Wall or not.

The bottom line is, like Rempe’s European ancestors, the parents of DACA-protected children wanted their children to have America’s opportunities so they might someday grow up, prosper, and—like Rempe—hypocritically attack a new generation of immigrants. Only in America, amirite? Angel Wanderlust—Is that your real name, Angel? Come on!—noted that, “We all stole this land from Native Americans, so in reality we are all illegal,” to which Peter Kelly replied, “Native Americans didn’t have there (sic) shit together, thats (sic) why they were conquered.” First, why are so many anti-immigrant folks so grammar-challenged, and second, when did not having your shit together become a rationalization for stealing someone’s homeland and engaging in genocide? If you think your neighbor’s a moron, does that mean you can walk over to his home, shoot him in the face, and take his flat screen TV, Peter-Peter-Anger-Eater? “Your Honor, my neighbor didn’t have his shit together. Did you see his unmowed lawn? He worked at Walmart! He drove a 1983 Corolla! It was rusty!” “Case dismissed!” Our Facebook page got even more comments when we posted about the city of San Luis Obispo now recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day rather than Columbus Day. “This is exactly what I’d expect from

a gentrified town filled with white people,” white guy from liberal Colorado Mathew James Scott lambasted. “Did you discuss this over frozen yoghurt after perusing the Apple store?” We did. Mm, fro yo. “The sooner California snaps off and sinks the better off we will be,” spewed Ohioan Michael Mccracken, a self-described “itinerant genius who lives in a truck, a big truck, with two dogs.” Well, at least he likes dogs, though not kale-eating, liberal California dogs. Drown in the Pacific, you mutts! “I used to love that town but not anymore,” Jennifer Silva spat. “Just a horrible liberal town.” Liberals (shudder). Oh how we hate them! I mean, seriously! How dare our elected officials decide to replace a day honoring a lost (he thought he was on his way to Asia, for Christ’s sake!), greedy, Italian opportunist who claimed to “discover” a continent already populated by millions of people with a day honoring those millions of people who had their homeland stolen, and who were enslaved and nearly wiped out in a genocide? The nerve of those liberal whiny bitches! Sheesh! We’re living in divided times, that’s for sure. Maybe a nuclear war will distract us. Donald, you’re up! ∆ The Shredder advocates for a national office machine appreciation day. Send ideas and comments to shredder@ newtimesslo.com.

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OCT. 12 - OCT. 19 2017 CLUB AT THE PUB

CLUB 91takes place Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. at Underground Brewing Co. in SLO. Enjoy craft beer and dance to house, techno, and disco. The event is co-hosted by KCPR and Underground Brewing Co and is for adults 21 and older. Admission is $5. Call 439-4200 for more info. —Caleb Wiseblood

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

CAMBRIA SCARECROW FESTIVAL Close to 500 unique creations expected to line the main streets of Cambria and San Simeon, including a variety of traditional, animated and unique scarecrows. Through Oct. 31 Free. 805-395-2399. cambriascarecrows.com. Cambria Village, 723 Main St., Cambria. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

11TH ANNUAL SWISS DAY AND GRAPE STOMP Enjoy traditional Swiss dishes prepared by Executive Chef Randal Torres paired with Vina Robles estate wines and melodies by accordionist Michael Gutin. Guests are also invited to participate in the grape stomp. Oct. 21, 12-3 p.m. $40-$50. 805-227-4812. vinarobles.com/ events/Harvest-Wine-Weekend---Annual-SwissDays---Grape-Stomp1. Vina Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles.

HARVEST WINEMAKER DINNER Chef John McDewitt of Farmstead Catering hosts a gourmet dinner with Pomar Junction wine pairings. Oct. 21, 6-10 p.m. $105; $90 for wine club members. 805-238-9940. http:/pomarjunction.com/events. Pomar Junction Vineyards & Winery, 5036 S. El Pomar Dr., Templeton. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

2017 KEN HARMOUNT PIER TO PIER PADDLE Join in the benefit and memorial paddle from Old Port Beach to Pismo Beach (6.3 miles). Kayaks, SUPs, and prone paddle boards welcome. Registration begins at 7am and paddle at 830am. Proceeds will benefit local junior lifeguard programs. Oct. 14, 7 a.m.noon $40. slo.surfrider.org. Jenni Metzger, 2275 Exposition Drive, San Luis Obispo, 805-215-8129.

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE To remember those whose lives were lost due to domestic violence in California this year. Sponsored by Women’s Shelter Program, RISE and Cal Poly Safer for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Oct. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 805-781-6401. wspslo.org. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

THE OAKS AT NIPOMO: GRAND OPENING Enjoy food, music, prize giveaways, and more. Oct.

14, 1-4 p.m. and Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 855-6771999. theoaksatnipomo.com. The Oaks at Nipomo, 177 Mary Ave., Nipomo. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

GAME NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY All ages welcome. The library will provide a variety of games: playing cards; Man Jong; Jeopardy; Scrabble; Backgammon; Chess; Checkers; Clue; and more. Oct. 18, 4-7 p.m. Free. 805-9250994. cityofsantamaria.org. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

OKTOBERFEST AT ROONEY’S Enjoy live entertainment, German beer tasting, a beer stein holding contest, and a Bavarian style costume contest. Oct. 14, 1-6 p.m. 805-934-3777. Rooney’s Irish Pub, 241 S Broadway St., Ste. 101, Orcutt.

SANTA MARIA COIN AND COLLECTABLES SHOW The Santa Maria Coin Club is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Both new and experienced collectors welcome. Bring coins for free appraisals. Show includes coins, casino chips, beanies, and sports cards, and other collectibles. Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 805-937-1250. santamariacoinclub.com. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

DAY IN THE COUNTRY Features hundreds of local and regional crafters, artists, and food purveyors. Enjoy wine tastings, live entertainment, family activities, and more. Starts with an early morning family fun run (dogs welcome). Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. losolivosca.com. Town-wide, Los Olivos, Los Olivos.

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CAMBRIA SCARECROW CLASSIC 5K RUN/ WALK Dress up as a scarecrow to be entered in the costume competition. T-shirts and pumpkins awarded to all competitors. Proceeds go to Cambria Youth Athletic Association. Oct. 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m. $25. 805-858-8252. cambriascarecrowclassic.com. Shamel Park, 5455 Windsor Blvd., Cambria.

HOPS FOR THE TOP Sponsored by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Enjoy hot chili and locals brews while watching the sunset from the light station. Tickets include dinner, drinks, and a raffle ticket. Oct. 14, 4-7 p.m. $20-$43. 805-927-7361. Piedras Blancas Light Station, 15950 Cabrillo Highway, San Simeon.

MORE THAN PINK Pismo Beach Premium Outlets has teamed up with Susan G. Komen to help in the fight against breast cancer as part of its More Than Pink campaign. Through Oct. 31, 10 a.m. bit. ly/2wUJ8PG. Pismo Beach Premium Outlets, 333 Five Cities Dr., Pismo Beach. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

25TH ANNUAL WIGGLE WAGGLE WALK FOR WOODS Celebrate the human-animal bond, create awareness about the needs of animals in our community, and raise money for Woods Humane Society at SLO’s largest K9 celebration. Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-noon $20. Free for ages 16 and under. 805540-2686. woodshumanesociety.org/walk2017. Mitchell Park, 1445 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo.

AFSP OUT OF DARKNESS COMMUNITY WALK Three-mile walk to raise funds to fight suicide and support those touched by suicide in the community. The event includes speakers, entertainment, remembrance activities, and a community resource fair. Oct. 14, 8 a.m.-noon Free. afsp.org/slo. Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro St, San Luis Obispo.

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 ..........[20] Arts ............................[22] Music .........................[24] Culture & Lifestyle.......[26] Food & Drink.............. [31]

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BOOGIE ON THE BLUFF Enjoy this fun-filled afternoon featuring live music by Rio Salinas and delicious food, beer, and wine from local establishments. Proceeds benefit United Way of San Luis Obispo County. Oct. 22, 2-5 p.m. $40. 805-541-1234. unitedwayslo.org/boogie-bluff. SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, 2241 Price St., San Luis Obispo.

HAUNTED HAWAIIAN NIGHT FUNDRAISER Hawaiian attire encouraged. Each ticket admits one adult and one child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Oct. 20, 5-10 p.m. $50 pre-sale; $55 at the door. 805-762-4500. lifestepsfoundation-org. presencehost.net/news-events/event-calendar. html/event/2017/10/20/haunted-hawaiian-nightfundraiser/170582. LSF Central California Adult Services, 1431 Pomeroy Rd, Arroyo Grande.

SHOPPERS MALL Get a head start on holiday shopping and meet with LuLaRoe consultants and several other specialty vendors. Proceeds support the Chi Alpha Ministries of Cal Poly fundraiser. Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Oct. 21 $2 minimum donation. 805-489-3328. LifePoint Church, 207 Pilgrim Way, Arroyo Grande. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

8TH ANNUAL BUBBLES FOR BREAST CANCER Show up in 1920’s attire and enjoy food, wine, raffles, casino tables, and dancing while raising funds for Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center. Oct. 20, 7 p.m. $60 individual. $100 couple. 805-922-7931. santamariatowncenter.com. Far Western Tavern, 300 E Clark Ave., Orcutt.

BINGO BONANZA AND SILENT AUCTION Individual ticket includes four bingo cards and two dinners. No host cocktails at 4pm. Oct. 15, 5 p.m. $100. 714-7249. Elwin Mussell Senior Center, 510 Park Ave., Santa Maria.

FORM OVER FUNCTION 5 Benefiting the Ian M. Hassett Foundation. Honoree: Marti Fast. Enjoy dinner, no host bar, live music, and a silent auction. Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m. 805-878-1334. ianmhassett.com. Far Western Tavern, 300 E Clark Ave., Orcutt. ORCUTT COMMUNITY THEATER: LET US ENTERTAIN YOU Gala dinner theater, no-host bar, silent auction, and entertainment from local performers. Enjoy live music, stand up comedy, and selected scenes from the work of Neil Simon. Oct. 22, 5-9 p.m. $75; $125 for table of ten. 805SPECIAL EVENTS continued page 22


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SPECIAL EVENTS from page 20 937-3738. Radisson Hotel, 3455 Airpark Dr, Santa Maria.

ORCUTT POKER CHAMPIONSHIP Held at a mystery location in Orcutt. The location will be revealed to ticket holders on Oct. 9. Space limited. Ticket price includes a pre-tournament meal. All proceeds benefit OASIS. Oct. 14 $55. 805-9379750. oasisorcutt.org/oasis-poker-2017. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt. LO M P O C/ VA N D E N B E R G

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Open for the public to get creative, bring in artwork in any medium, and join others every Wednesday. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. through Nov. 22 Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING WITH JASON MAYR For beginner to

books. Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. through Nov. 24 Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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by blacksmithing guru Boone Bauer. Online class 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.

BLACKSMITHING: BEGINNING

advanced students. Register by LEVEL For people with no previous contacting Jason at 805-234-6941 blacksmithing experience. Instructor or email jkmayr@aol.com. Mondays, Boone Bauer takes students through OCT. 12 – OCT. 19 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Nov. 6 $30 key elements of blacksmithing and 2017 MBAA members, $35 for non-members. how to use forge and anvil unattended. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org/. Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. $50. 805-242-1285. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro slomakerspace.com/blacksmithing/. SLO Bay. MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. ZEN DOODLE ADULT COLORING BOOK

renovate the Lompoc Valley Medical Center Comprehensive Care Center. Preregistration deadline is Oct. 12. Sign up online to guarantee a t-shirt and bag of color. Oct. 14, 8 a.m. $30-$45. 805-737-5762. lompocvmc.com/color. La Purisima Mission, 2295 Purisima Mission, Lompoc.

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BLACKSMITHING: BASIC SAFETY Instructed

Hellie Blythe teaches how to craft earrings or a bracelet using bottle caps. Oct. 21, 9 a.m.-noon $20. 805-238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

MOSAIC FRAME FOR BEGINNERS Learn mosaic basics while sampling various wines. Large selection of color choices. Registration is required. Oct. 14, 1-3 p.m. $50; Additional charge for wine tasting. 805-286-5993. CreativeMeTime.com. Changala Winery, 3770 Willow Creek Rd., Paso Robles.

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AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASSES: AGES 5-6 Create drawings, paintings, and collages. All materials provided. Each class has four sessions. See website for more details. Mondays, 3:15-4:45 p.m. through Nov. 20 $48. 805543-8562. sloma.org/education/ museum-of-art.php. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

JUST BREATHE

Breathing Space showcases the work of artist Simone Viola at Big Sky CafÊ in SLO through Nov. 14. Admission is free. Food and wine will be available for purchase. Visit simoneviola.com or call 4596808 to find out more. —C.W.

FILM AND TV ACTING CLASS For all ages and skill levels. Optional showcases with major Hollywood talent agents and casting directors. Sundays, 12-8:45 p.m. through Dec. 31 310-9101228. actorsedge.com. Mission Cinemas, 1025 Monterey St., SLO. INTRO TO 3D PRINTING Learn how to use the 3D Printers and software. Once certified, and if Basic Safety has been passed, users can utilize the 3D printers with their own filament or pay for the filament onsite through membership, or free weekly SLO County Library Hours. Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace.com/3dprinting/#class. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. INTRO TO CERAMICS STUDIO Take and pass our Intro to Ceramics Studio and have 24/7 unsupervised access to our Ceramics Studio. Previous ceramics experience required, or our Intro to Ceramics class. 25lb of clay comes with this class. 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 & ENGRAVER Learn how to use a 100 watt laser cutter and engraver. Users who are certified, and have passed Basic Safety, can use it on their own through membership, or through free SLO County Library Hours for and $0.50/min. cutting time. Mondays, 7-10 p.m. $50. 242-1285. slomakerspace. com/laser-cutting-and-engraving/#class. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

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.

KIDS POTTERY CLASSES Weekly pottery classes in wheel throwing and sculpture for kids ages 6 and up. Oct. 12, 1:30-3 & 3:30-5 p.m. and Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $30. 805-896-6197. anamcre.com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo. LEARN PHOTOSHOP Over the course of seven classes, learn how to enhance digital photographs, compose images, and more. Participants must bring a laptop with Photoshop software installed. Register online. No class on Oct. 28. Saturdays, 2-3 p.m. through Nov. 18 Free. 805-781-1215. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. LEATHERCRAFTING: BASIC SAFETY For people with no previous leathercraft experience. Includes overview and training of common leatherworking tools, safe tool use, and a discussion of materials needed for leathercraft. Third Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-242-1285. slomakerspace.com/leathercrafting/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo. MAKE A SQUARE SUCCULENT WREATH Start with a 9� square sphagnum form and add a wide variety of succulents from the instructor’s collection to create a lush 13� wreath. Everything is provided to complete the wreath. A care instruction sheet is provided to keep your wreath thriving. Oct. 17, 6-8 p.m. $60. 805-546-3132. CreativeMeTime. com. Cuesta College Community Programs, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

MOSAIC HOLIDAY TREE Participants cut plate pieces, then glue and grout to take home a finished piece in three hours. Oct. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $52. 805-549-1222. creativemetime.com. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo. POTTERY CLASSES Beginners welcome. Classes are held mornings , afternoons and evenings. Learn how to throw on the pottery wheel or sculpt and hand build. Contact for more info and full schedule of classes. Tuesdays-Saturdays. through Nov. 24 $30. 805-896-6197. anamcre.com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo. SLOMA ART SCHOOL CLASSES: AGES 5-6 Month-long after school art classes for 5 to 6 year olds. Price includes all materials. Mondays, 3:154:45 p.m. through March 26 $48. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

SLOMA ART SCHOOL CLASSES: AGES 7-8 Month-long after school art classes for 7 to 8

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ARTS from page 22 year olds. Price includes all materials. Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m. through Nov. 14 $36-$48. 805-5438562. sloma.org/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

SLOMA ART SCHOOL CLASSES: AGES 9-12

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

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

Month-long after school art classes for 9 to 12 year olds. Price includes all materials. Wednesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m. through Nov. 29 $48. 805-5438562. sloma.org/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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

SLOMA LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP Wednesday

p.m. 937-6753. everybodycandance.webs.com. Everybody Can Dance, 628 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

morning life drawing. All levels of drawing skill are welcome. Sessions incorporate multiple poses for three hours, from one minute gestures to 20 minutes, giving the artist a variety of poses to work from. A model is provided along with tables and easels. No instruction. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon through Nov. 15 $12 members, $15 non-members. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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

SQUARE DANCE CLASSES No partner needed. Comfortable clothes and shoes advised. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. through Feb. 1 $5-$6. 805776-3684. ccsda.net. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. WOODTURNING Basic Safety, Spindle, Bowl Turning I, Bowl Turning II and Advanced class. Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon $50. 805-2421285. slomakerspace.com/woodturning/. SLO

INTRODUCTORY BALLET 3 Wednesdays, 6

includes complimentary beverage. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

INDIE AUTHOR DAY Meet local, independent authors. Enjoy readings, displays, signings and books for sale in many genres and for all ages. Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-781-5991. slolibrary. org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. JULIA MORGAN BUILDING TOUR Member docents will guide you through our historic building and grounds. Tours may also be arranged by appointment. Mondays, 2-5 p.m. Free. 805-5410594. themondayclubslo.org. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

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

SUSAN WOOD AND ALEXANDRA IORIO EXHIBIT RECEPTION An opening reception for featured gallery artists Susan Wood and Alexandra Iorio. There will be music, food, and a chance to meet the artists. Oct. 13, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-7721068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

DINING WITH THE ARTS GALA Enjoy Hors d’Oeuvres; champagne; dinner; a silent auction; and a visual art show. Live entertainment includes performances by dance, music, and theater students. The theme is “Classic Hollywood” and costumes are encouraged. Oct. 14, 5:30-9 p.m. $95. 238-5825. pryaf.org. Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation, 3201 Spring St., Paso Robles. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

FESTIVAL MOZAIC WINTERMEZZO: OCTOBER

PHOTO COURTESY OF SLO FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY

THE PISMO CALAMITY BOOK SIGNING Local author Tod Rafferty will be signing copies of his eco-suspense / action novel, The Pismo Calamity. Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5. 805 801 6340. chowderpress.com. 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

LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER Screening for ages 21 and up. Based on the story by Edgar Allen Poe. Filmed at the Point San Luis Lighthouse by local director Benjamin Cooper. Ticket price includes admission, food, and a beverage. Local beers and wine will be available for sale. Raffles throughout the night. Proceeds benefit the Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers. Oct. 13, 6 p.m. $25. 805-540-5771. pointsanluislighthouse.org. Avila Beach Community Center, 191 San Miguel Street, Avila Beach. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

CLASSIC FILM NIGHT Featuring a 14-ft screen with digital surround sound. Starting line-up includes The Princess Bride, Dances with Wolves, and Forrest Gump. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. through Nov. 12 Free. 686-1359. The Bear and Star, 2860 Grand Ave., Los Olivos.

DAVID KREITZER OPEN STUDIOS Kreitzer is celebrating his Jubilee year, 50 years as a professional fine artist. Landscapes, Mid West, Floral, Koi, Fantasy. Wednesdays, 12-5 p.m. through Oct. 25 805-234-2048. dkreitzer.com. Kreitzer Fine Art and Voice Studios, 1442 12th Street, Los Osos.

FALL JURIED ART SHOW Juror is Ruta Saliklis, curator and director of exhibitions for the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. ThursdaysSundays, 1-4 p.m. through Oct. 29 Free. cambriacenterforthearts.org/. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria. SOCIAL JUSTICE ART EXHIBIT Artists express their own concepts of human rights, inequality, and betrayal. Through Oct. 30, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. SUSAN WOOD GALLERY EXHIBIT Susan

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

AFTERNOON ART TIME Local artists from the Valley Art Gallery teach this workshop for ages 6 to 11. Caregivers are welcome to assist their children with their art projects. Registration required. Oct. 18, 4-5 p.m. Free. 805-925-0994. engagedpatrons. org/eventscalendar.cfm?siteid=9521. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

BALLROOM, LATIN, & SWING LESSONS Marie King and Kings of Swing offer dance lessons for all ages and skill levels. Couples and singles welcome. Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $36/4-week session. 9287799. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt.

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

NOTABLE ENCOUNTER DINNER Join the artists behind the festival and enjoy wines from Lone Madrone paired with local, fresh cuisine by Pacific Harvest Catering. Followed by a performance of Prokofiev’s first sonata for violin and piano. Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m. $135-$145. 805-781-3009. festivalmozaic.com. Private Residence, Edna Valley, San Luis Obispo. FESTIVAL MOZAIC WINTERMEZZO: OCTOBER NOTABLE ENCOUNTER INSIGHT Pianist

Wood is a watercolorist who is exhibiting en plein air watercolors from around the Central Coast. Through Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 805-7721068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay.

THE VIEWERS: A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Series of photographs that capture museum visitors connecting with art individually, but together within an intimate space. TuesdaysSaturdays. through Oct. 28 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

MANAQUIN MADNESS Paper mosaic mannequins created with recycled paper. FridaysSundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Nov. 30 805-2868380. changalawinery.com. Changala Winery, 3770 Willow Creek Rd., Paso Robles. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

“WITHOUT PAPERS” ART EXHIBIT What does it

Anna Polonsky and Violinist and Music Director Scott Yoo take attendees on a tour behind the music, giving insights into Mozart’s and Chopin’s history and sharing their perspectives on the works. Oct. 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $25-$32. 805-7813009. festivalmozaic.com. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 2201 Lawton Ave., San Luis Obispo.

mean to adopt a new homeland, language, and way of life, all without papers? Jim Dessicino’s exhibit seeks to answer these questions through personal narrative, sculptures, and historical documents. Mondays-Fridays. through Nov. 3 Free. 805-5463202. cuesta.edu/student/campuslife/artgallery/ exhibitions/index.html. Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

FILM NIGHT: A CONVERSATION WITH MAYA LIN Join SLOMA in viewing this interview with Maya

CALIFORNIA SCULPTURE SLAM 2017 A unique opportunity to see current works by both established and emerging sculptors. Closed on Tuesdays. Through Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo

Lin, an artist and architect who creates places of refuge and contemplation in highly public spaces. Oct. 16, 7 p.m. $5 members, $7 non-members;

FRAGMENTS The Painters Group’s latest exhibition. Juror Margaret Korisheli selected the artwork to be exhibited, and will select 3 Juror Award Winners on opening night. Through Nov. 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/education/youth-summerart-camps.php. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. PHANTOM PROJECT 6 See more than 40 works in fiber, painting, photography, and sculpture. Hosted by Central Coast Sculptors Group. Thursdays-Saturdays, 1-9 p.m. through Oct. 28 Free. 805-458-4647. centralcoastsculptors.org/. Phantom Pop-Up Gallery, 959 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

TYPE DESIGN: A JOURNEY Showcasing the work of Swiss typeface designer Nina Stössinger. Stössinger will speak Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 123 of the Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering Building (No. 8) on campus. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. Through Oct. 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805-756-1571. artgallery.calpoly. edu. Cal Poly University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Art & Design, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 934070321, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

ARTS OBISPO OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR Artist Margie Bowker exhibits her oil, pastels, watercolors and paintings presenting a plethora of landscapes, people, and animals and more. Artist Marie Murphy’s talent with glass is exhibited in her diversity of pieces and the beauty she captures of the Central Coast. Oct. 14-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-937-0665. margiebowkerart.com. Private residence, 131 Beachcomber Dr., Pismo Beach.

FEATURED ARTIST: MIKKI ALHART Presented N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

Peppino d’Agostino performs Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Coalesce Bookstore in Morro Bay and Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Castoro Cellars in Templeton. The show is presented by the SLO Folk Music Society and tickets are $20. Call 772-2880 for Coalesce info and 238-0725 for Castoro info. —C.W.

DONALD FRITH: TEAPOTS Enjoy the combination of the technical expertise Frithy nuses in porcelain, precious woods, and acrylics to create a small teapot. Closed on Tuesdays. Through Oct. 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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

EXHIBITS

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Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

by the Lompoc Valley Arts Association. Through Oct. 29 805-737-1129. lompocvalleyartassociation. com. Cypress Gallery, 119 E Cypress Ave., Lompoc. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ An exhibit of contemporary landscape art by local artist Sheila Krausse. Through Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. Los Olivos Wine Merchant Cafe, 2879 Grand Ave., Los Olivos, 688-7265, winemerchantcafe. com/. 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. 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.

TREES OF THE TRI-COUNTIES Trees of the Tri-Counties is an annual photography competition featuring local photographers. Through Oct. 23, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 686-8315. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang. WESTERN WAYS AND COWBOY DAYS Featuring artists Nancy Davidson, Howard Carr, Betty Carr, Bill Churchill and more. Through Nov. 13 805-6862322. solvangantiques.com. Solvang Antiques, 1693 Copenhagen Dr., Solvang.

CALLS FOR ARTISTS N O R T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

WINTER CRAFT FAIRE: CALL FOR ARTISTS Morro Bay Art Association presents its annual Winter Faire and Juried Craft Show. Artist take-in date is Oct. 31, from 10am to 2pm. Visit the site for more info. Through Oct. 31 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

CENTRAL COAST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY AQUARIUS 2018 WATERMEDIA EXHIBITION Juror is Oakland watercolorist Michael Reardon. Call is open to both members/non-members. Watermedia artists living in CA, OR, and WA welcome. Through Dec. 1, midnight-11:45 p.m. $25-$55 entry fee. 805-995-1175. ccwsart.com/ aquarius-2018-show.html. Central Coast Watercolor ARTS continued page 24

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ALL THINGS NEW

The Central Coast Follies present EOINA (Everything Old Is New Again) on Oct. 13 through Oct. 15 at the Clark Center for the Performing Arts in Arroyo Grande. Sit or dance to both old favorites and modern hits. Tickets are $15 to $33. Call 489-9444 or visit clarkcenter.org to find out more. —C.W. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

ARTS from page 23 Society, 1551 Eto Circle, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

CALL TO ARTISTS FOR CLARK CENTER LOBBY GALLERY Currently accepting applications from artists interested in exhibiting their work in 2018. Artists will be juried for content acceptability and a total of 10 will be chosen. Through Oct. 13 805-489-4196. clarkcenter.org/about-clark-center/ art-gallery/. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

performed by the talented students at Coastal Dance and Music Academy. Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-noon Free. 805-473-7161. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

THE CENTAL COAST FOLLIES: EOINA (EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN) 15th annual benefit for Parkinson’s research. Oct. 13, 7-9:30 p.m. and Through Oct. 15, 3-5:30 p.m. $15-$33. 805-489-9444. ClarkCenter.org. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

MURDER AT CASTLE FRANKENSTEIN: MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER Dr. Victor

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

THE LAST FLAPPER BY WILLIAM LUCE The story of Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in an insane asylum on the last day of Zelda’s life. Sundays, 3-5 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. through Nov. 26 $25. 805-9273877. 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. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

IMPROV COMEDY SHOW Fast-paced improv comedy shows performed by the ensemble of Central Coast Comedy Theater. All shows are based on audience suggestions making every show unique. Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. $5. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Kreuzberg Coffee Company, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, 803-430-0260. MADAMA BUTTERFLY Giacomo Puccini’s acclaimed opera. A story of hope, devotion, betrayal, and honor. Oct. 14, 7-10 p.m. and Oct. 15, 2-5 p.m. $16-$77. 805-756-4849. operaslo.org/ event-details.php?id=16. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

THE RABBIT HOLE SLO Rep presents the Pulitzer Prize Winning drama by David Lindsay-Abaire about love, loss, and family. Weekend matinee performances at 2pm. Wednesdays-Sundays, 7-9 p.m. through Oct. 22 $20-$35. 805-786-2440. slorep.org/. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro Street, San Luis Obispo.

SLOLIO: A GATHERING OF TRUE STORIES Monthly storytelling event open to anyone who has a true story to share based on the month’s theme and told without notes. October theme: “Friend In need”. Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-995-2867. slolio.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo.

UNDERGROUND COMEDY NIGHT Underground Brew Company, San Luis Obispo’s premier venue for late night comedy, offers delicious craft beer and hilarious comedy every Thursday night. Thursdays, 9-10:30 p.m. through Dec. 29 Free. 805-439-4200. facebook.com/ Undergroundbrewco/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel. Underground Brewing Company, 1040 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. 24 • New Times • October 12 - October 19, 2017 • www.newtimesslo.com

ALADDIN JR. Enjoy a production of the musical

Frankenstein, his wife Liz, and their daughter Vicky cordially invite you to Castle Frankenstein for the annual convention of the Multinational Association of Deranged Scientists (MADS). Admission includes dinner. Every other Sunday, 5-7 p.m. through Nov. 5 $50. 805-489-3875. murderinmind.com/ Frankenstein%20FMC.aspx. F. Mclintocks Saloon & Dining House, 750 Mattie Rd, Shell Beach.

THE PHANTOM OF THE MELODRAMA Spoof of The Phantom of the Opera. Runs with The Happy Vaudeville Revue 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays. 6 p.m. Sundays. Through Nov. 12 $20 - $27. 805-4892499. americanmelodrama.com. Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front St., Oceano. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

DIMENSIONS IN DANCE More than 10 original dances performed and choreographed by faculty and students cover a broad range of styles from ballet to hip-hop and jazz to modern and tap. Oct. 12-15 $16-$18. 805-922-8313. hancockcollege.edu. Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria. WINO RADIO DINNER SHOW Enjoy food, wine, and comedy skits performed by the Bedford Winery Players. Featuring live music performed by the Susie Glaze New Folk Ensemble. Oct. 21, 5:30 p.m. $50-75. 805-344-2107. bedfordwinery.com. Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard, 448 Bell Street, Los Alamos.

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

CABARET 805 Live vocals in the Cabaret styling singing with live pianists. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. Free. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 772-5055, staxwine.com.

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. THE CLIFFNOTES LIVE Oct. 14, 8-11 p.m. Free. 805-772-1420. otterrockcafe.com. The Otter Rock MUSIC continued page 25


com/events/. Pomar Junction Vineyards & Winery, 5036 S. El Pomar Dr., Templeton.

MUSIC from page 24 Cafe, 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

THE EXPANDERS WITH IYA TERRA AND FOR PEACE BAND Oct. 18, 7 p.m. $12-$15. 805-2251312. ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1535767/ tfly?utm_medium=api&utm_medium=459899. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay.

THE PALMER SQUARES LIVE The Palmer Squares, a lyrical hip-hop duo out of Chicago, return to the Central Coast for a night of debauchery. Oct. 17, 8-11 p.m. $14-$16. 805-2251312. facebook.com/events/110497096290745/. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay.

PEPPINO D’AGOSTINO LIVE Peppino d’Agostino is a warm and gracious maestro of fingerstyle guitarists. Oct. 13-14, 7-9:30 p.m. $20. 805.772.2880. slofolks.org. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.

THE RAY CHANG TRIO With Chang on trumpet, James Gallardo on bass, and Jim Stromberg on drums. Oct. 19 772-5055. staxwine.com. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

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ANDREW BIRD LIVE An American musician, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, this top indie music star was first known for his seminal work with the band Squirrel Nut Zippers before forming Bowl of Fire. Oct. 16, 7:30-10 p.m. $32-$51. 805-7564849. pacslo.org/. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

ANDREW BIRD LIVE Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. $32-$51. 805-756-4849. calpolyarts.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. BRASIL GUITAR DUO Featuring classical and Brazilian music. Oct. 14, 8 p.m. $38.40-$48. 805756-4849. calpolyarts.org. Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

FESTIVAL MOZAIC WINTERMEZZO CONCERT: MOZART, CHOPIN AND PROKOFIEV See Scott Yoo, violin, and Anna Polonsky, piano, perform selected works by Mozart, Chopin, and Prokofiev. Oct. 22, 3 p.m. $35-$65. 805-781-3009.

JAZZ FRIDAZE Kick off your weekend by enjoying

festivalmozaic.com. Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo.

amazing live music from local Central Coast bands. Fridays, 7-9:30 p.m. through Nov. 17 Free. Thomas Hill Organic Kithen, 858 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, 8054571616, thomashillorganics.com.

FOR THE FOLKS BENEFIT SHOW Abalone Grey & B and the Hive will be performing in support of Gravity Water. Costume theme: Barn Dance. Features vendors, dance floor, and a silent auction. Oct. 21, 6:30-10 p.m. $10 donation. 805-888-7940. facebook.com/forthefolksmusic. Bang The Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo.

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

OCT. 12 – OCT. 19 2017

HOME FREE LIVE Enjoy a performance by Home Free, the five-man a cappella country band that mixes no-instrument, all-vocal music with quickwitted humor. Oct. 20, 8-10 p.m. $24-$125. 805756-4849. pacslo.org/. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

JAZZ VESPERS CONCERT The Robert Harway Trio performs jazz. Reception follows. Oct. 15, 4-5:30 p.m. Free; Donations appreciated. 805-5435451. fpcslo.org. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.

HOME FREE LIVE A cappella country group. Oct.

JOÃO LUIZ AND DOUGLAS LORA LIVE Hailed

20, 8 p.m. $30-$125. 805-756-4849. calpolyarts. org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

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SLOBURNERS LIVE Classic Rock cover band. Oct. 20, 8 p.m.-midnight and Oct. 21, 8 p.m.midnight Free. oldcayucostavern.com. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos, 995-3209.

SMOKY KNIGHTS LIVE Oct. 13, 8 p.m.-midnight Free. 805-995-3209. oldcayucostavern.com. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: ERIN INGLISH Blues-grass vocalist and banjo player. Special guests: Kate Bischoff; Amaya Rose; Ira Wolf; and Sutherlin. Oct. 16, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-2046821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Morro Bay Wine Seller, 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

SPANKY PAUL BAND LIVE Retro Rock, Blues and Soul. Oct. 14, 8 p.m.-midnight Free. 805-9953209. oldcayucostavern.com. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

THE COUNTRY-SOUL TRAIN AT CHATEAU LETTAU Join Petrella, First Lady of Country-Soul and her band, Mixed Influence. Oct. 13, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-361-0114. Chateau Lettau, 840 13th St. #G, Paso Robles, chateaulettau.com.

GENERATIONALS LIVE World famous indie pop/ rock band Generationals perform for this all ages concert. Food, beverages, and desserts available. Oct. 22, 6:30-9 p.m. $20. eventbrite.com/. Tooth and Nail Winery, 3090 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles, 369-6100. GINA VILLALOBOS LIVE Country, Rock and Folk singer and songwriter. Oct. 12, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Free. 805-239-1000. ginavillalobos.com/. The Pour House, 525 Pine St., Paso Robles.

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM AND CHRISTINE MCVIE LIVE Longtime Fleetwood Mac members. Oct. 15, 8-10:30 p.m. $60-$100. 805-2863680. vinaroblesamphitheatre.com. Vina Robles Amphitheatre, 3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles.

LINN’S CONCERT SERIES Featuring live local music, beer, wine, and food. Saturdays, 2-5 p.m. through Oct. 28 Free. 924-3040. linnsfruitbin.com. Linn’s Easy As Pie Cafe, 4251 Bridge St., Cambria. LIVE MUSIC Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Paso Robles Inn Cattleman’s Lounge, 103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, 238-2660. THE REAL BLUES JAM NORTH All Blues musicians, regardless of experience, are welcome to join this jam session. Hosted by Ted Waterhouse with Bruce Willard and Dean Giles. Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5 donation/musicians exempt. 805-704-5116. danbino.com. D’anbino Vineyards and Cellars, 710 Pine St, Paso Robles. SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: KATE STEINWAY Special guests: Rick Shelley; Aireene Espiritu; and Ed Tree. Oct. 22, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. songwritersatplay.com/calendar/. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: MARY SCHOLZ Los Angeles based Folk-rock artist. Special guests: Ira Wolf and Sutherlin. Oct. 15, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. facebook.com/ events/114810272542228/. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

TRAIN WRECK FRIDAY: JD PROJECT Dance to music under the stars. Food and wine for purchase. Catering by Choco’s Tacos and Farmstead Catering. Attendees welcome to bring their own food to grill. Lawn chairs or blankets recommended. Complimentary wine tasting 5-7pm. No pets or outside alcohol. Oct. 20, 5:308:30 p.m. $15. 805-238-9940. pomarjunction. www.newtimesslo.com • October 12 - October 19, 2017 • New Times • 25


MUSIC from page 25 musicianship and technical virtuosity,” João Luiz and Douglas Lora actively strive to expand the repertoire for two guitars with a seamless blend of both classical and Brazilian music. Oct. 14, 8-10 p.m. $38.40-$48. 805-756-4849. pacslo.org/. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

MET LIVE IN HD - NORMA A new production of Bellini’s Norma Oct. 22, 2-5:30 p.m. $12-$22. 805756-4849. calpolyarts.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

THE RAY CHANG QUARTET With Chang on trumpet, Adam Nash on guitar, Alex Nash on drums, and James Gallardo on bass. Oct. 18, 8-10:30 p.m. 805-544-5515. Buffalo Pub And Grill, 717 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY: REESE GALIDO Lead singer of the Kicks and frequent collaborator with the Tipsy Gypsies. Special guests: Martin Paris; Kate Bischoff; Charles Motley; and Noach Tangeras. Oct. 17, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. facebook.com/events/357488314682303/. Bang The Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

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

Night series. Followed by DJ Totem and Friends. Oct. 14, 8 p.m. 805-686-4785. mavericksaloon. org. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez.

PULL THE TRIGGER LIVE Followed by DJ Totem and Friends. Oct. 21, 8 p.m. 805-686-4785. mavericksaloon.org. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez.

ROBERT THOMAS BLUES BAND Oct. 21, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-967-0066. coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara. TEDDY SPANKE AND THE TEX PISTOLS LIVE Followed by DJ Totem and Friends. Oct. 20, 8 p.m. 805-686-4785. mavericksaloon.org. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez.

DJ/DANCE N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

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

SLOGRRL ROCKS THE STUDIOS

Join the SLOGRRRL Music Collective OCT. 12 – OCT. 19 as they spin their favorite selections SINGER/SONGWRITER NIGHT 2017 of Disco, Soul, Funk and 80’s Rock Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. figmtnbrew.com. music. Drinks will be available for Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, A.G., 1462 purchase. Oct. 21, 8-11 p.m. Free. 805-238E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, 474-8525. 9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

500TH ANNIVERSARY REFORMATION CONCERT Featuring the Concordia University Irvine Sinfonietta performing Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 5. Includes a local mass choir with audience participation and a lecture, “Martin Luther in Music,” presented by James Bachman. Oct. 15, 1:15 p.m. Free. 805-925-3818. Grace Lutheran Church, 423 E Fesler St., Santa Maria.

LIVE MUSIC AT MOXIE CAFE Enjoy live music from local artists, food, and drinks. ThursdaysSaturdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. moxiecafe.com/livemusic-and-events-in-santa-maria-at-moxie-cafe/. Moxie Cafe, 1317 W McCoy Lane, Santa Maria. 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. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

ALASTAIR GREENE BAND Oct. 15, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 805-967-0066. coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara. THE BRAMBLES Oct. 21, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 805-967-0066. coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara.

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

THE DAVID LOEPPKE BAND Oct. 14, 1:30-4:30

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER 5K WALK Saturday, October 21st

Mission Plaza Downtown San Luis Obispo

REGISTRATION: 7:30AM WALK: 9:00AM

For additional details about the 2017 Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

VISIT: www.makingstrideswalk.org/SanLuisObispo OR CALL: the American Cancer Society at (805) 795-3075

p.m. Free. 805-967-0066. coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara.

DEAD MAN’S PARTY See this Oingo Boingo tribute band in the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom. Oct. 21, 8 p.m. $10. 805686-0855. chumashcasino.com. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez. DUSTY JUGZ LIVE Part of Favorite Band Night series. Followed by DJ Totem and Friends. Oct. 13, 8 p.m. 805-686-4785. mavericksaloon.org. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez. THE EXCELLENT TRADESMEN Oct. 20, 6-9 p.m. Free. 805-967-0066. coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara.

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No cover charge. Snacks, dinner, cocktails, and wine available for purchase. Call for reservations. Fridays, 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 29 Free. 805-6881778. thebearandstar.com. The Bear and Star, 2860 Grand Ave., Los Olivos.

JUMPIN’ BLUE Oct. 14, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-9670066. coldspringtavern.com/entertainment.html. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara.

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CLUB 91 LIVE Presented by Underground Brewing Co. and KCPR. Dance to house, techno, and disco and enjoy craft beer. For ages 21 and older. Cash only for admission. Oct. 13, 9 p.m. $5. 805-4394200. Underground Brewing Company, 1040 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. CONTRA DANCE WITH THE GILLIE WHEESELS Lively tunes and traditional contra dancing. Families, couples, and singles welcome. Free Contra Dance Clinic from 5 to 6 pm with pizza for attendees. Oct. 14, 6:30-10 p.m. $10 adults; $5 members and students; Free for ages 16 and under. 805-602-2929. cccds.org. Odd Fellows Hall, 520 Dana St., San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

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

KARAOKE/OPEN MIC N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

OPEN MIC NIGHT Hosted by Rusty Hobbs. Featuring wine by the glass and burgers. Fridays, 5:30-9 p.m. through Dec. 15 $15.00, includes a glass of wine and a burger.. 805 237 2389. darkstarcellars.com/events/. Dark Star Cellars, 2985 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

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

KARAOKE WITH DJ SAM Sundays Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 4893639.

CULTURE & LIFESTYLE LECTURES & LEARNING S A N LU IS O B IS P O

CITIZEN SCIENCE AT SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN Discuss how to use the iNaturalist website and mobile applications to contribute scientific research, what the options are, and how to customize your iNaturalist account for your personal interests. Oct. 22, 2-4 p.m. $5-$10. Kids free.. 805-541-1400 x 303. slobg.org/inaturalist/. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

CORNERS OF THE MOUTH BOOK RELEASE Celebrating the release for UNIMPAIRED, Poems by Kevin Patrick Sullivan. Followed by an open CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 27


PHOTO COURTESY OF STUDIOS ON THE PARK

SEEN AND HEARD

Celebrate leading women creating art, wine, and cuisine at Flavors of Seen and Heard on Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at La Cosecha in Paso Robles. Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with wines by six local female winemakers. Reservations are required and tickets are $95. Call 237-0019 or visit studiosonthepark.org for more info. —C.W. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 26

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

reading. Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805 903 3595. languageofthesoul.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo.

from the perspective of Jungian psychology. Oct. 15, 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.

LEARN TO COOK WITH THE SUN Solar Cooking is a fun, easy, nutritious, efficient, and costeffective way to prepare home-cooked meals even while you’re away all day. Third Saturday of every month, 12:30-2 p.m. through Oct. 21 Free. 805458-1241. Davies Farm, 5009 Jesperson Rd., San Luis Obispo.

LICKING HONEY ON THE RAZOR BLADE Lama Tsony, a Buddhist monk who originally hails from France, will teach on the “hazardous adventures of fearless compassionate wisdom in a world of change.” Oct. 13, 7-9 p.m. $20 suggested donation. 805-264-4118. bodhipath.org/slo. Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo.

MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSION The book for October is Take Me With You by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Second Thursday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon Free. 805-539-9374. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

PAYING FOR HEALTH CARE: THE DILEMMA A free health forum. Panel includes: a health policy analyst; a specialist in health insurance; an advocate for a single payer system; a clergy member; and a physician. Q&A follows. Oct. 17, 5:30-7 p.m. Free. 805-904-6365. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

PRESERVING PIES PERFECTLY This class taught by Master Food Preservers of SLO and SB Counties will showcase making and preserving pie filling in time for the holiday season. Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-noon $5. 805-781-1429. UCCE Audtiorium, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo.

UKULELE BOOTCAMP Learn several beginner ukulele songs and gain the confidence to join any of the many sing-alongs that meet regularly in the area. Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $49. 805-5463132. cuesta.edu/communityprograms. Cuesta College Community Programs, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

ART COLLECTIONS OF HEARST CASTLE Join Mary Levkoff, the museum director of Hearst Castle, as she shares the fascinating past of Hearst Castle and the many art collections housed there. Oct. 14, 2-3 p.m. Free. 805-473-7161. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

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

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.

OPEN GAMING 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. Free. 805-544-6366. facebook.com/pg/ CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

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

SLO PING PONG CLUB All ages and skill levels welcome. Seven ping pong tables available. Sundays, 4-7 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-10 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. 31 929-1615. Nipomo Senior Center, 200 E. Dana St., Nipomo.

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

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

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

CREATE AND LEARN S A N LU IS O B IS P O

SIERRA CLUB INATURALIST WORKSHOP Combination of hands-on classroom and field work. Please sign up for an iNaturalist account online and create a profile in preparation for the workshop. Oct. 22, 2-4 p.m. Free. 805-541-1400. sierraclub. org/santa-lucia. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

SLO COUNTY LIBRARY CARDHOLDER FREE HOURS SLO County Library Cardholders can CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 30

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FREE COUNTYWIDE EVENT · ARTS OBISPO · OPEN STUDIOS · ART TOUR #5 Patricia NewtoN

#70 GEORGE JERCICH

Patricia Newton has been a professional artist for over 30 years. There will be original oil paintings of seascapes, landscapes, portraiture and still life. Prints, cards, giclee on canvas, trivets and more. Commissions welcome. 1229 windsong way, Paso robles (805) 423-1100 www.artbypatricia.com artbypatricianewton@gmail.com

Jercich Glass Sculpture. Pictured here are a group of Jellyfish chandeliers. See other objects made of blown glass, steel, and found objects. Glassblowing demonstrations, sales, and lessons offered. Please stop by during the Arts Obispo Open Studios Tour. 2191 Lariat Drive, Los Osos (805) 704 4425 jercichstudio.com

#11 L. Tracy Paz

#71 DaviD Kreitzer

Tracy Paz combines her affinity for California landscape with portraits of people and animals living in it. Open both weekends, the working studio will be exhibiting oil landscapes, portraits and mandalas, figure and botanical drawings, prints, and photographs. 875 Hopkins Street, Templeton (818) 383-2553 www.FourcrowsStudio.com

David Kreitzer, a professional oil and watercolor fine artist for over 50 years, looks forward to your visit to his incredible Los Osos studio. You can choose from over 150 images… California sunset landscapes, figure, fantasy, floral, koi, and mid west Heritage, in all price ranges. Own a master work! 1442 12th Street, Los Osos (805) 528-4999 www.kreitzerart.com

#20 BARRY LUNDGREN

#73 Pandora nash-Karner

Artistically woodturned bowls, vases, urns, salad bowls and other functional wares.

See contemporary ceramics and eclectic jewelry from Pandora Nash-Karner and #77 Anita Marie Schwebel at this waterfront studio. Artfully functional ceramic ware: platters, vases, bowls, wall art. Jewelry incorporating high-quality semi-precious stones, beach glass and mixed metals. We promise GREAT views, fabulous art, lavender lemonade, and cookies too!

6550 Los Gatos Road, Atascadero (805) 550-3819 · zoomaru.org/barry_lundgren lundgrenbrl@gmail.com

350 Mitchell drive, Los osos · (805) 528-7014

#45 ALONzO ALLEN JR.

#91 Beverly A Brown

If you are looking for unique, creative ceramics… “I am the Sir in Ceramics.” Functional. Decorative. Mosaic.

Lapidary, wire artist for 18 years. New focus is on ANCIENT ARTS; Kumihimo braided cord, Viking knit chain, and ancient loop-in-loop chain. My work is characterized by fine detail and my functional ERGO CLASP. Simple. Elegant. Beautiful.

2191 Lariat Dr., Los Osos - New Location (805) 450-5107 www.gotsiramix.com

69 Benton way, San luis obispo (805) 550-9079 simplyelegantdesigns.biz

#47 BACK BAY POTTERY

#94 Wendy daly

Rustic handcrafted pottery for the kitchen, home & garden. Dinnerware, crocks, butter dishes, planters, house numbers, and more. Beautiful colors and attention to detail. Inspired by the earth and ocean. Come see how the pottery is made! Open both weekends! Newly remodeled studio. 1460 11th Street, Los Osos (805) 534-4612 · backbaypottery.com info@backbaypottery.com

Meet three artists and their unique work in one location. #94 Wendy Daly Open Studios Host, Jewelry Sculpture. #90 Kathy Briles, Hats and Handwovens, and #124 Ginger Toomer, Pastel Paintings.

#67 JIM GREGORY

#99 Colleen Gnos

A new pottery studio. I specialize in functional dishware, raku and horsehair pottery. Open Studio weekends and a Christmas Sale on Dec. 2–3 will be our first showings in Los Osos.

New ocean-inspired and musical artworks by Colleen Gnos, artist of the Avila Beach lifeguard tower murals. Contemporary abstract paintings featuring local musicians and vintage surf and mermaid originals, prints and art cards. Open both weekends. 141 suburban Road Unit C4, san luis obispo (805) 441-8277 www.ColleenGnos.com

269 Butte Drive, Los Osos (559) 393-0792 gregorystoneware@hotmail.com 28 • New Times • October 12 - October 19, 2017 • www.newtimesslo.com

1775 Conejo ave., San luis Obispo wgdaly@charter.net www.wendydjewelry.com


OCT 14–15 · OCT 21–22 · 10am–5pm · FOR mORE INFO VISIT aRTSOBISpO.ORG #102 Crissa Hewitt

#165 Patti Robbins

Silversmithing, jewelry and photography. Sign-ups for workshops/classes in metal. All levels welcome. One stop, four artists.

Contemporary realist painter using bold color and pattern to create dynamic compositions. Patti’s paintings have been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums. Open first weekend ONLY: October 14 and 15.

69 Benton way, san Luis Obispo (805) 541-1095 zoomaru.org/crissa_hewitt

2765 indian Hills Way, arroyo Grande (805) 471-1701 www.pattirobbinsartist.com

#111 CYNTHIA MEYER

#168 Tracy Taylor

Calm and colorful oil paintings of the Central Coast: bungalows, landscapes, bicycles and other local scenery. First weekend only.

Come join Sooz Weissberg and Tracy Taylor at the art barn where delights unfold.

1242 Buchon Street, San Luis Obispo (805) 441-6914 cynthiameyerart.com

1080 Hetrick ave., arroyo Grande (805) 704-5690 www.tracytaylor.com

#115 Londie gaRCia PadeLSKY

#184 ANITA M WELLS

Professional photographer for 30 years, Londie will show California missions, Patagonia and Sierra Nevada scenics, horses, westerns, abstracts, and much more! Prints available on canvas, metal, and paper; framed and unframed, large and small sizes. Signed books and 2018 calendars. Refreshments.

My Dia de Los Muertos dancers represent my Hispanic heritage and love of dance, but I also paint a mix of other subjects. Please stop by my home studio October 14/15 or 21/22 for refreshments and to see what I’m working on now.

1320 Santa Rosa Street, SLo (760) 937-1872 londieg@aol.com

519 Woodgreen Way, Blacklake, Nipomo amoorewells@gmail.com anitamwellsart.com

#140 SuSan BaSS

#187 Vi Schafler

A 2500 sf. Ceramics-Making Studio with Classes, Memberships, and Clay and Wine Nights in the Channel Island Arts bronze foundry. We have gorgeous glazes, 10 new wheels, new equipment and a gas kiln firing to Cone 10.

My work focuses on creating unique Celadon, Luster and Raku glazes, along with other forms of iridescence. In addition, I also work with experimental ceramics and sculptures.

“An elaborate edge”

480 Front St., Grover Beach (805) 574-0536 potterycoast@gmail.com www.potterycoast.com

510 Briarwood lane, Nipomo (805) 931-9535 www.blackcracklestudios.com

#142 ANNE C. GRANNIS

#193 NaNcy Walters

Professionally executed sculptures. All one of a kind. Excellent size for display on a mantle, coffee table, side table or pedestal in your home or office. A collection of small Dream Boxes and ceramic jewelry is also available. 1179 Marbella Ct. Grover Beach (650) 678-1692 anne.grannis@gmail.com

New oil paintings of African and local birds will be featured at the art studio of Wildlife Artist Nancy Walters. Her popular portraits of African Cats will also be on display when she opens her studio in Nipomo, California the first weekend of the Arts Obispo Art Tour, October 14 and 15. 1367 trail View Place, Nipomo (408) 828-6471 www.nancywaltersart.com

#150 MIKE BAUER

#194 TOM BURGHER

If you enjoy our local scenery, you’ll love the many Plein Air and studio landscape paintings on display at RM Art Studios. Featured artist Mike Bauer captures this in an impressionist style using pastel.

Contemporary photographer playing with light in a painterly way to kindle an emotional response in the viewer. Subjects include landscapes, still life, and recreations of yesteryear scenes.

831 Robin Circle, Arroyo Grande (805) 402-6847 · mike@rmartstudios.com www.rmartstudios.com

176 Foothill Road, Pismo Beach (805) 570-8088 www.tomburgherart.com www.newtimesslo.com • October 12 - October 19, 2017 • New Times • 29


Mats, blocks, and straps are provided. Open to all levels. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. through Dec. 14 $88. 805-549-1222. register. asapconnected.com. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo.

CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 27 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.

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

SIERRA CLUB HIKE: OSO FLACO LAKE

mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com/teendragonfly-circles/. Omni Yoga Studio, 2190 9th St., Los Osos.

Family-friendly hike to beach. Four mile round trip. Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. $5 parking. 805-264-4527. sierraclub. org/santa-lucia. Oso Flaco Lake Natural Area, Oso Flaco Lake Rd., Nipomo.

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FALL FAMILY YOGA SERIES WITH PASO ROBLES RECREATION SERVICES Taught by certified kid

MEDITATION FOR INTUITIVE DEVELOPMENT

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

RUBBER STAMP PAPER CRAFTING WORKSHOP Learn techniques to create beautiful greeting cards using rubber stamps and paper crafting tools. For ages 13 and older. Registration required at slolibrary.org. Oct. 21, 2-3 p.m. Free. 805-473-7161. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

MIND & BODY

6-week series. Clarivoyance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, etc. are all increased by meditation, the quiet observation of the inner world. AnnKathleen will lead guided meditations to increase connection to each of the 5 senses that relate to different psychic abilities. Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. through Oct. 12 $82.50. 805-5981509. divining.weebly.com. Halcyon Store Post Office, 936 South Halcyon Rd., Arroyo Grande.

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

SIERRA CLUB HIKE: BIG SUR Hike to Dutra Flat Camp in the Silver Peak Wilderness of Big Sur. Moderate hike of 8.4 miles with about 2200 ft. of elevation gain. Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m. Free. 805-4417597. sierraclub.org/santa-lucia. Washburn Day Use Area, 1.5 miles north of Cambria on Hwy 1, Cambria.

SIERRA CLUB HIKE: CAMBRIA Park at dead end of residential development left of Shamel County Park. Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m. Free. 805-7487815. sierraclub.org/santa-lucia. Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, North Windsor Blvd., Cambria.

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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.

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

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

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NURTURE OAK SEEDLINGS ON BISHOP PEAK Help water oak seedlings planted last fall to replace those that died during long drought. Wear layers, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Water and snacks provided. Oct. 14, 9-11 a.m. Free. 805-2393928. Bishop Peak, Patricia Drive Trailhead, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

BLACKBERRY SPRING AND TURKEY RIDGE LOOP HIKE Park ranger led hike on a loop that covers parts of two trails at Lopez Lake. Meet at the park registration office on Lopez Drive. Rain cancels event. Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-noon $10 parking. 805.788.2381. Lopez Lake, 6800 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande.

S A N LU IS O B IS P O $20. 543-9316 Ext. 10. woodshumanesociety. org/news-and-events/event.php?id=347. Woods Humane Society, 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo.

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CAL POLY FOOTBALL VS. WEBER STATE Double-Up Saturday. Anyone with a ticket to the volleyball match against Long Beach State at 4:30 p.m. will get free admission to this game. Oct. 21, 6 p.m. Alex G. Spanos Stadium, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

CAL POLY VOLLEYBALL VS. CSUN Youth Night. Children 13-and-under get in for free. Mustangs will be signing autographs after the match. Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297. CAL POLY VOLLEYBALL VS. LONG BEACH STATE Double-Up Saturday. Anyone with a ticket

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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.

PYJAMA DRAMA - DRAMA AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY CLASSES Drama and imaginative play

CAL POLY WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. CAL STATE FULLERTON Honor this year’s senior class who

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. 9:30 a.m.: ages 6mo - 2.5, 10:15 a.m.: ages 2-4 years,11 a.m.: ages 5-8 years. Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m. and Mondays, 9:30-11 a.m. $12. 805709-0761. pyjamadrama.com. SLO Movement Arts Center, 2074 Parker St., San Luis Obispo.

will be playing in their final home match. Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Alex G. Spanos Stadium, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

SPIRITUAL

to the football game against Weber State at 6 p.m. will get free admission to this match. Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

CAL POLY WOMEN’S SOCCER VS. LONG BEACH STATE Big West Conference match. Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Alex G. Spanos Stadium, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

KIDS & FAMILY

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FREE INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION Learn to use meditation to detach from thoughts and feelings while anchoring inner peace. Fridays, 10:30 a.m.-noon through Nov. 10 Free. 805 748 3372. meditationintro.com. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

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JEDI TRAINING Kids of all ages can take part in a galactic adventure and train with a Jedi master. Registration recommended Oct. 21 Free. 805-9274336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

MINDFULNESS, MOVEMENT, AND MAGIC

Access the Pismo Preserve via free shuttle from one of 4 shuttle stops. Access is via shuttle only. Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 805-544-9096. lcslo. org. Pismo Preserve, Mattie Rd., Pismo Beach.

DUNA VISTA EXPLORATION HIKE Join ranger

TEEN MINDFULNESS AND MOVEMENT

staff on this strenuous hike. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Meet at the Wittenberg Arm Kiosk. Rain cancels event. Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-noon $10 parking. 805.788.2381. Lopez Lake, 6800 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande.

GENTLE YOGA WITH CASSANDRA BODLAK

amd adult yoga instructor, Vanessa Orr. Thursdays, 10-10:30 a.m. through Oct. 26 $60. 805-237-3988. yayayogaca.com. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles.

OCT. 12 – OCT. 19 2017

Ages 7 to 11. Yoga and other activities promoting social, emotional, and physical well-being grounded in science to develop strong minds, hearts, and bodies. Registration required. Space limited. Thursdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. $15. 805-270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity.com/dragonfly-circles/. Omni Yoga Studio, 2190 9th St., Los Osos.

DISCOVERY DAY AT THE PISMO PRESERVE

CAT YOGA CLASSES Sundays, 10:15-11:30 a.m.

SPORTS

Ages 12 to 16. Discussions and practices to help empower students with the tools and confidence to respond more skillfully to daily stresses. Reservation required. Space limited. Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. $15. 805-270-5523.

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INTUITIVE AND ORACLE CARD READINGS Readings by an Intuitive who works with quantum physics, auras, and energy as tools to provide answers, healing, and guidance. Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $60 for 30 minutes, ($55 for mentioning this ad). Prices vary by time. 805-723-4208. aodesign77.wixsite.com/aolsen/about. Tamed Wild Apothecary, 144 West Branch St., Arroyo Grande.

A PROJECT FOR AN AWAKENED LIFE Buddhist studies course on mind training. Instructed by Lama Tsony, a Buddhist monk for 35 years. Oct. 14-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $40-$100. 805-264-4118. bodhipath.org/slo. BodhiPath SLO, 3484 Gregory Ct., San Luis Obispo.

TIBETAN BUDDHISM BOOK STUDY Meditation practice and a discussion of Foundations of Tibetan CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 31

A CELEBRATION OF AMERICAN MUSIC

THE ANNUAL CPAC GALA

Featuring

Sunday, November 12, 2017

MIMI BLAIS Queen of Ragtime

Cuesta College Cultural & Performing Arts Center,

CARL SONNY LEYLAND

San Luis Obispo Campus

GARY RYAN

Tickets: $35 General Admission - $25 Veterans

Mr. Boogie-Woogie

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For more information, call (805) 546-3198 Purchase tickets: cpactickets.cuesta.edu


CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 30 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.

FOOD & DRINK FARMERS MARKETS

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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.

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

NIPOMO FARMERS MARKET Includes a

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

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.

SLO FARMERS MARKET Hosts over 60 vendors.

PISMO BEACH FARMERS MARKET Where the

FARMERS MARKET Farmers Market in SLO is the

Saturdays, 8-10:45 a.m. World Market Parking Lot, 2650 Main St., San Luis Obispo. PHOTO COURTESY OF SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN

Produce Meets the Sea. In the parking lot on the corner of Highway 1 and Main Street. Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. Free. 805-773-4382. pismochamber.com. Pismo Beach Pier, West end of Pomeroy, Pismo Beach. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

ORCUTT FARMERS MARKET Presents local

VOLUNTEERS

farmers and small businesses. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Orcutt Farmers Market, Bradley Road, Orcutt.

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FESTIVALS

STATE PARKS DOCENT TRAINING Learn about becoming a State Parks docent. No experience necessary. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 14 Free. 805-772-2694. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, 20 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.

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HARVEST FESTIVAL DINNER WITH THE LUCKY HORSESHOE BAND Salt Lick BBQ dinner.

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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.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING Volunteers needed to work a few hours a week providing companionship, practical support or respite. Call to register for training. Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Oct. 20 805-540-6020. centralcoasthospice.com. San Luis Obispo Business Center, 4251 South Higuera Street, Suite 501, San Luis Obispo.

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

FORBIDDEN FRUIT

Rare Fruits of the Central Coast takes place Oct. 14 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. Learn about unique fruits local to SLO County and afterward enjoy a free docent-led tour. Admission is $5 to $10. Children are free. Visit slobg.org/fruit to find out more. —C.W.

PASO ROBLES HARVEST WINE WEEKEND Celebrate the harvest in Paso Robles Wine Country. Oct. 20-22, 8 a.m. 805-239-8463. pasowine.com/events/harvest-wine-weekend/. Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance, 1446 Spring St. #103, Paso Robles. S A N LU IS O B IS P O

FAVORITE RARE FRUITS Hear from members of the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) as they share their favorite fruits and how to grow them on the central coast without a greenhouse Oct. 14, 1-2:30 p.m. $5 members; $10 non-members. 805-541-1400 x 303. slobg.org/fruit/. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

SUAVE PREMIUM TEQUILA DINNER WITH JAIME VILLALOBOS SAUZA Enjoy four paired courses of Mattie’s food with Suave tequila. Special guest: Jaime Villalobos Suaza, Suave’s master distiller and sommelier. Oct. 14, 7-10 p.m. $125. 805-2955295. facebook.com/mattiespismobeach/events. Mattie’s Bar and Eatery, 558 Price St., Pismo Beach.

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.

Enjoy appetizers; buffet; dessert; beer and wine; and dancing. Live music by Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band. Oct. 21, 5-9 p.m. Club $95, Club Table $664, Non-Member $125, Non-Member Table $872. 805-239-1616. roberthallwinery.com. Robert Hall Winery, 3443 Mill Road, Paso Robles.

WOODSTOCK’S SLO TRIVIA NIGHT For trivia

EVENTS

beverages and appetizers on the patio at the Cliffs’ Marisol Restaurant. Oct. 12-13, 5:30-8 p.m. 805440-8286. 5cwn.com/. The Cliffs Resort, 2757 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach.

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BURGER SUNDAY Gourmet burgers and live, local, original music. Sundays, 12-3 p.m. through Oct. 22 Free. 805-238-0845. Lone Madrone Tasting Room, 5800 Adelaida Rd, Paso Robles, lonemadrone.com.

aficionados and fun-lovers alike! Tuesdays, 9-11 p.m. Free. 805-541-4420. woodstocksslo.com/events/. Woodstock’s Pizza, 1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

5CWN SOCIAL MIXER AT MARISOL Enjoy

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OASIS PANCAKE BREAKFAST Oct. 14, 8-10 a.m. 805-937-9750. oasisorcutt.org. Oasis Senior Center, 420 Soares Ave., Orcutt. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

HARVEST FEST WINE DINNER AT EBERLE WINERY Enjoy a BBQ dinner, wine, and dancing

THE GREAT GRAPE STOMP Enjoy stomping

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The power of music

Imagine being born blind, but with perfect pitch. That’s the real life story of Rachel Flowers, who was born premature and with vision impairments, but with a strong gift for music. The documentary, Hearing is Believing, which follows Flowers’ journey, screened at the San Luis Obispo Film Festival in March and is now available for streaming on Amazon and for download on iTunes and Google Play. Flowers is a 23-year-old singer/musician and lives in Oxnard. She is a very active part of several jazz lineups in California and is currently composing original songs and orchestral works. For more information on Hearing is Believing, visit hearingisbelievingfilm.com.

Behind the scenes

It’s already that time of year when Central Coast artists allow admirers of their work to check out their homes and studios. The Open Studios Art Tour kicks off Oct. 14 and 15 and then goes into the following weekend on Oct. 20 and 21 as well. The event is put on by Arts Obispo and is free to the public. Choose from around 200 local artists’ spaces with work that includes abstract and representational painting, wood, glass, metal and ceramics. The art is displayed and sold by artists directly in their working studios. Many artists also have live demonstrations and works in progress so visitors can see art being created and get a feel for the process from concept to completion. For more information, visit sloartscouncil.org.

Alt lit

While the Palm Theatre has been around for years to bring locals lesser-known films, the SLO Library is now doing the same for books that fall outside of the mainstream. Book lovers can meet up-and-coming local authors at the first Indie Author Day on Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SLO Library. About 35 local, independently published authors in a wide variety of genres will be available to discuss, sell, and sign their books in the library’s community room. There will be books for both adults and children. There will also be author readings starting at 11 a.m. in the smaller conference room. Visit slolibrary.org for more information. Δ —Ryah Cooley

Paso Robles woman wins Emmy for video editing on RuPaul’s Drag Race

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t was the early 2000s and a young Jamie Martin was hours in to editing her video project for her English class at Paso Robles High School, with more work still ahead. This is when Martin had an aha moment that would alter the course of her life. “I spent hour upon hour working on it and that’s when I realized what I wanted to do,” Martin said. Fast forward to more than 10 years later, on Sept. 9, when Martin was honored for her work on the reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race with an Emmy for video editing, specifically an episode from the ninth season, “Oh. My. Gaga!” which features pop star Lady Gaga as a judge. The show follows drag queen and TV personality RuPaul’s search for America’s next drag superstar. “It was really, really unbelievable,” Martin, who is the daughter of current Paso Mayor Steve Martin, said of winning the Emmy. “It was really great to feel that our industry was behind this show.” On a recent Facebook post, the now LA-based Martin credited that high school video project and her former English teacher, Sean Pierce, with inspiring her to pursue video editing. “I can honestly say I would have never gotten into editing without your film project assignments,” Martin wrote on Pierce’s wall. “Thank you for being a wonderful teacher and challenging your students to think creatively in different mediums.” Pierce said that he started having students adapt a work of classic literature into a short video as early as 1994, back when he was teaching at Flamson Middle School, and then later at Lewis Middle School in order to help students tap into their knowledge of literature in a way that they could take ownership of. The project went dark for a while, but Pierce picked it back up again in 2001 while teaching at the high school. “It came out of a place of giving something creative and imaginative to do,” Pierce said. “It’s a real tribute to her [Martin] tenacity that she’s made it in a very competitive world.”

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AND THE AWARD GOES TO … Paso Robles native Jamie Martin stands with her Emmy at the awards show in Los Angeles in September. Martin won for video editing on the popular reality television show RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Martin had Pierce her sophomore and junior years. Her second video project, titled James Blonde, won her an “Oscar” at the class’s end of the year awards party. After high school, she went on to study film production at Chapman University in Southern California. She interned on Project Runway and worked on a History Channel show called UFO Hunters before starting to work on the RuPaul franchise five years ago. “I feel like in reality TV the editor is a lot more prominent,” Martin said. “We don’t have a script. It’s up to us to make a story.” Martin said that one GAGA! While the Paso Robles born Jamie Martin has worked on the RuPaul franchise for years, her work on the more recent episode “Oh. My. Gaga!” featuring Lady Gaga as a judge, earned her an Emmy for video editing.

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To check out Emmy winner Jamie Martin’s work, visit logotv.com to stream episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

of the best parts of working on RuPaul’s Drag Race is seeing how viewers connect with it. “It has such a positive message and audiences from across the country really respond to it,” Martin said. “It’s about being yourself. It’s being positive and loving to yourself and others and not letting the judgment of the world get you down.” To young, aspiring video editors, Martin said it’s important to have a strong vision. “I think it’s just being aware of how important the editor is to the final product,” Martin said. “You have to have a very firm voice as an editor. It’s knowing the emotion of the scene and being able to work with that.” Δ Arts Editor Ryah Cooley is also a PRHS video project alum. Send comments to rcooley@ newtimesslo.com.


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eavesdropping on a conversation that was never meant for you. The question for audience members of Rabbit Hole is not if you will cry, but when, with each successive scene bringing a new layer of heartbreak. Diaz and Phillips both deftly capture their hat on Earth do you do the day after the worst thing imaginable characters’ different reactions to the unnatural phenomenon of having to bury happens? Because that day will a child with realism and compassion. come and the next day and the next day. There are no bad guys here, just humans More debilitating than the tragedy with layer upon layer of complexity. itself is the simple fact that life goes on While Becca wants to purge the house of in spite of our suffering, a point that is all reminders of their son, including the laid bare in all its wriggly, uncomfortable family dog, Howie re-watches home videos agony in SLO Repertory Theatre’s of Danny every night. rendition of Rabbit Hole, directed by Ron Rounding out the cast are Erin Parsons Clark, co-founder of Iowa City’s Riverside (2017’s Our Town ) as Becca’s sister, Theatre (his previous SLO Rep directing Izzy; Jody Hovland (co-founder of Iowa credits include 2016’s When The Rain City’s Riverside Theatre) as Nat, Becca’s Stops Falling), and currently showing mom; and Elliot Peters (2017’s Our through Oct. 22. Town) as Jason, the teen who was in the Written by David Lindsay-Abaire, the wrong place at the wrong time. Parsons play won a Pulitzer Prize for drama in shines as the gritty bar-brawling Izzy, 2007 and was turned into a film with whose surprise pregnancy forces Becca Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart in to further examine her 2010. The story starts in a feelings of loss surrounding refreshingly unusual spot, Danny. Hovland portrays not in the midst of chaos, but Healing the struggle of a parent eight months after parents SLO Repertory Theatre’s production of Rabbit Hole runs trying to connect with Becca (Christina Diaz, through Oct. 22. Tickets range her adult child as Becca previously in last season’s from $20 to $35. Martinis will lashes out at her mom staged readings of Dead be for sale at the bar for both for comparing the death Man’s Cell Phone and The shows on Oct. 21. Visit slorep. of her 30-year-old drug Great God Pan) and Howie org for more information. addicted brother to that of (PCPA alumnus Michael Phillip Thomas) have lost her young son. And Peters their 4-year-old son, Danny, in a freak brings a striking contrast of somberness accident. and naiveté to the role of Jason, a kid In Clark’s director’s notes in the show’s who is forced to confront very grown-up program, he wrote about the struggle to circumstances all too soon. exist on the fluid, ever changing spectrum But will they be OK? How will they of human emotions. go on? There is no neat ending to the “We shuffle through our days with hope struggles laid out in Rabbit Hole, but we in our hearts that is tempered by the are offered just the tiniest possibility of knowledge that safety is an illusion and hope. “And then what?” Becca asks Howie the worst can befall us,” Clark wrote. in the final scene. “I don’t know,” he The story takes place exclusively in answers. “Something though. We’ll figure Becca and Howie’s home. The set is an it out.” ∆ open layout that allows the audience to see the kitchen, living room, and Danny’s Arts Editor Ryah Cooley totally isn’t former bedroom equally. Its intimacy is crying in the front row at rcooley@ both comforting and a bit unnerving, like newtimesslo.com.

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BIRD WILL TAKE YOU THERE Indie artist Andrew Bird presents music from this new album Echolocations: River, as well as selections from his extensive catalog, on Oct. 16, in the Performing Arts Center.

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ndrew Bird may be an acquired taste, but those who have acquired it are continually blessed as this Chicago-born, LA-based multiinstrumentalist, composer, and indie music hero reinvents and extends himself in new and wondrous ways. Classically trained in the violin, he’s explored smallgroup swing with the Squirrel Nut Zippers, jazz with Kevin O’Donnell’s Quality Six, and Gypsy, folk, rock, and even German lieder sounds. His solo work and work with his band Bowl of Fire have yielded more than a

dozen studio albums, with some landing at No. 1 on the U.S. Folk charts such as Break It Yourself (2012) and last year’s Are Your Serious. His live shows often utilize looping technology, which allows him to record a track and play live over it, layering more and more sounds. He’s currently touring in support of Echolocations: River, which was released on Oct. 6, and is the second in a planned series of four live recordings captured in unusual but sonically stunning locations. The fi rst was 2015’s Echolocations: Canyon.

Bird plays Monday, Oct. 16, at the Performing Arts Center (8 p.m.; all ages; $32 to $51 at 756-4849 or calpolyarts.org). He spoke to New Times by phone. New Times: Your career has been eclectic to say the least. Can you think of a common element or philosophy that runs through your music? Andrew Bird: Well, yeah, I think it might boil down to … “reactivity” I guess is the word, reacting to my environment, and this Echolocation project carries that thread to an extreme. I really enjoy putting myself on the spot and creating tricky situations I have to get out of, in which I’m responding in the moment with my own instrument or my voice bouncing off walls. That doesn’t define everything I do, of course. There can be a lyrical aspect. In general, I’m not super premeditated. I like the live shows to be me just barely pulling it off. NT: You’re known for improvising during your live performances. Is it because you’re bored with the song, you can’t help yourself, you think your audience needs to be challenged, or what? AB: It’s not to challenge the audience, but I rely less on certain things when I play live. When people see a band they know, they might say, “There’s a song I know,” but personally I find those shows boring, so I do what I like to see, which means taking more risks. That doesn’t mean complicated or challenging. Sometimes my shows are very melodic or fairly simple, but I rely more on the idea that something’s being generated creatively, and in that moment it could all fall apart. I want that edge-of-your-seat feeling, the audience to think, “How is he going to get out of this one?” I don’t plan it that way but I stumble on it. What I’m doing is subject to humanlike error and leans toward falling back on the spirit of jazz, though listeners might not recognize it as such. We’re not playing jazz standards but we’re playing with the freedom of jazz and that keeps me vibrant. NT: Your whistling is remarkable. Are you a naturally talented whistler or did you have to work at it? AB: I just do it constantly. I do it unconsciously when I’m washing the dishes. Someone might assume that I’m in a fantastic mood all the time with all the whistling, but that’s not the case. I just whistle obsessively. At first I didn’t PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DAYGLO ABORTIONS

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AMERICAN THROUGH AND THROUGH Country star Rodney Atkins plays Tooth & Nail Winery on Oct. 12, bringing his patriotic optimism.

do it at my shows and then I thought, “I’m whistling all day, why stop onstage?” It’s a handy way to carry a melody and a good way to get people’s attention. In the early days playing solo, I would hold my breath and hold a note so long that it would stop conversations, put people in selfpreservation mode as if they’re on alert. It’s also good texture with the guitar or when making looping cuts on stage. It’s kind of like a singing voice. NT: Let’s talk about Echolocations: River. I understand the videos created in the making of this instrumental album will be part of your fall tour. Tell me about how they’ll be incorporated. AB: So the project started just on a whim when a friend and I went to Utah. We drove six hours and hiked for six hours on top of that to reach a canyon, which we had to sort of repel down to, all because I heard the acoustics were amazing down there, and so I made a field recording and took it home with the idea to make a sonic map responding to my environment. I like waiting to see what the space wants to hear, not what I want to play but what the space wants to hear, and I end up with a document, sort of a typographical map of a spot on earth but made with music. I took it home and built it up in my studio and started taking the idea to other places. I chose the LA River [for the current project] because it was close at hand and had an interesting look with these sorts of bridges and arches. The idea is you listen to the record and get a distinct idea of the character and architecture of that space. NT: I understand the video of the recording process as you’re playing violin while standing in ankle deep water will be screened during his multi-media concert. AB: Yes, I’m building a new experience out of what was [videotaped] involving animation and layers, with little bits and pieces of space so you as the viewer will have to use your ears to complete the picture. I’ve never done anything like this before. NT: Will your Performing Arts Center show also dip into your catalog? AB: The first 25 minutes will be the Echolocation stuff and then we’ll segue into the trio and I’ll play songs from, I don’t know, a bunch of my records, a loose reinterpretation of these songs. I spent the summer playing a lot of gigs at outdoor venues, playing with a very STARKEY continued page 36

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Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents host country singer-songwriter and hit maker Rodney Atkins this Thursday, Oct. 12, at Tooth & Nail Winery (6 p.m.; all ages; $35 at ticketfly.com or $40 at the door). In 2015, he released a greatest hits album, and his last studio album, Take A Back Road, yielded his sixth career No. 1 hit and fastest-rising single to date with the title track. Get your punk rock on when Guardsmen Productions presents punk acts the Dayglo Abortions, the Wimpy Dicks, Starving Wolves, and Hostile Takedown on Thursday, Oct. 12, at Skip Gibson’s (1572 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach; 8 p.m., all ages, $15, more info at facebook. com/guardsmenproductions and guardsmenproductions.com). The Carolyn Sills Combo plays Morro Bay’s The Siren on Friday, Oct. 13 (9 p.m.; 21-and-older; free). This Western swing act is a hoot! They’ll move from Spaghetti Western soundtrack sounds to music influenced by Bob Wills, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, and Les Paul and Mary Ford On Saturday, Oct. 14, the Brasil Guitar Duo presents traditional, classical, and Brazilian works in Cal Poly’s Spanos Theatre (8 p.m.; all ages; $38.40 to $48 at 756-4849 or calpolyarts.org). Duo members João Luiz and Douglas Lora play classical and world music forms such as choro, samba, maxixe, and baião. Grammy-winning multiinstrumentalist Sarah Jarosz plays SLO Brew on Monday, Oct. 16 (10 p.m.; 18-and-older; $20 at slobrew.com), with Brother Roy opening. Her 2016 album Undercurrent was named Best Folk Album and “House of Mercy” won for Best Americana Roots Performance at the 59th annual Grammy Awards! Reggae act The Expanders play The Siren on Wednesday, Oct. 18 (7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $12 presale at ticketf ly.com or $15 at the door), bringing their ’70s style rockers sounds influenced by the Ethiopians, Gladiators, Mighty Diamonds, Culture, Sound Dimension, Aggrovators, and Roots Radics.

WESTERN SWINGERS The Carolyn Sills Combo brings their Bob Wills- and Patsy Clineinspired sounds to The Siren on Oct. 13.

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Now’s the time to secure your tickets for one of the major Halloween parties coming up in a couple of weeks. If you’re in the SLO Town area and want to dance to a ripping live R&B band, check out the Dead Man’s Dance and Masquerade Party hosted by local public radio station KCBX, on Friday, Oct. 27, at the SLO Masonic Lodge (7 to 10 p.m.; $25 presale at the station or kcbx.org/2017-kcbxhalloween-party, or $30 at the door). Burning James and the Funky Flames will provide the sounds, a nohost bar will be available, and Bon Temps Creole Café will offer delicious Southern cuisine for sale. Prizes for scariest, cutest, and best overall costume will be awarded. Proceeds benefit KCBX Public Radio. If you’re in South County and want to dance to some classic ’80s cover songs, look no further than the Rockin’ Halloween 805 Party brought to you by HCE Productions on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Pismo Beach Golf Course (5 to 10 p.m.; $20 general admission or $40 VIP at eventbrite.com). JD Hardy will act as emcee and LA ’80s cover band Centerfold will headline, playing hits such as The Go-Go’s “We Got The Beat,” Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” Van Halen’s “Jump,” Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” and a whole lot more. Erick Tyler will open the show. The grand prize for their costume contest is a two-night staycation in a four-bedroom condo in Pismo Beach (a $1,500 value). Food and drink from Fin’s Seafood Restaurant will be available for purchase. This one benefits the Five Cities Homeless Coalition.

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DOUBLE GRAMMY WINNER! Multiinstrumentalist Sarah Jarosz, who won Best Folk Album and Best Americana Roots Performance at last year’s Grammy Awards, plays SLO Brew on Oct. 16.

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If you’re up in the North County, the Halloween Harvest Costume Ball will be blending Hollywood-style production with Central Coast wine country flair when Central Coast Live presents two nights of fun at Tooth & Nail Winery on Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28 (7 or 8 p.m. to midnight; 21-and-older; $100 general admission or $175 VIP, at halloweenharvestcostumeball.com). The adult-themed party will feature interactive props, creeping fog, dramatic lighting, and spooky sound effects, as well as professional actors and entertainment by renowned mentalist and magician Rich Ferguson (check out his YouTube channel—he’s an amazing illusionist and prankster). DJ and emcee Paul Thompson will provide great Halloween-themed music. Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit Must! Charities, a local nonprofit. A costume contest for scariest, funniest, sexiest, most original, and best couple will award $1,250 in cash prizes. Sabrina Lovell, a 30-year Tarot veteran, will offer complimentary readings. Gary Kramer, founder of Kramer Guitars and owner of Gary Kramer Guitar Cellars—a wine tasting room and guitar museum in Paso Robles—has donated a $3,000 Crusader Deluxe guitar as a raffle item. Local restaurants will be offering small bites, and of course there will be wine, and lots of it. Let’s be careful out there, people! ∆ Keep up with New Times Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey via Twitter at twitter. com/glenstarkey, friend him at facebook. com/glenstarkey, or contact him at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. PHOTO COURTESY OF CENTRAL COAST LIVE

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THE CLIFFS RESORT: 2757 Shell Beach Rd., Shell Beach, 773-5000, cliffsresort.com. FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWING CO.: 1462 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, 4748525, figmtnbrew.com. Singer/Songwriter Night every Wed. from 8-10pm. 10/14: Upshot from 8:30-10:30pm; 10/20: Matt Cross from 8:30-11pm. HARRY’S NIGHT CLUB AND BEACH BAR: Cypress and Pomeroy, downtown Pismo Beach, 773-1010. Thurs.: Front Row Karaoke. 10/12: DJ Camote at 5pm and JAWZ Karaoke at 9pm; 10/13: Stinger at 9pm; 10/14: Tommy Lee & The Portigees at 3pm and Stinger at 9pm; 10/15: Tozzi at 9pm; 10/16: Tozzi at 7:30pm; 10/17: Juan Marquez & Double Shot at 7:30pm; 10/18: Juan Marquez & Double Shot at 7:30pm; 10/19: DJ Camote at 5pm and JAWZ Karaoke at 9pm; 10/20: Steppin’ Out at 9pm. LIDO RESTAURANT AT DOLPHIN BAY: 2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach, 7734300 or thedolphinbay.com. Live music Tues., Thurs., and Fri. from 5-8pm. MONGO’S SALOON: 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 489-3639. Open blues jam every Wed.: DJ Drumz every Fri.; Karaoke with DJ Sam every Sun. 10/14: South 65 at 9pm; 10/21: Noah Colton at 3pm and The Hitmen at 9pm. PUFFERS OF PISMO: 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, 773-6563, puffersofpismo.com. Live music every Tues. from 6:30-9:30pm, and most Fri. and Sat. from 7-10pm. 10/12: Leanna Rachel & Bob Liepman at 7pm; 10/13: Jill Knight at 7pm; 10/14: Andrew Rubin at 7pm; 10/20: Bill Rotella and Amber Olive at 7pm; 10/21: Bill Rotella and Amber Olive at 7pm. SEAVENTURE: 100 Ocean View, Pismo Beach, 773-4994. Live music every Wed. from 6-9pm, Fri. from 6-9pm; and Sun. from 2-6pm.

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SPEAKEASY: 1033 Chorro St. 296-1128, barrelhousebrewing.com. BON TEMPS CREOLE CAFE: 1000 Olive St., 544-2100. Zydeco music, live blues, and jazz on Wednesday evenings. BUFFALO PUB AND GRILL: 717 Higuera St., 544-5515. FREMONT THEATER: 1035 Monterey St., 546-8600, fremontslo.com. 10/20: Beats Antique; 10/21: Halestorm FROG & PEACH PUB: 728 Higuera St., 5953764. THE GRADUATE: 990 Industrial Way, 541096, slograd.com. Country Night every Thu. from 8pm-2am; Noche Caliente every Fri. from 10pm-2am. KREUZBERG COFFEE COMPANY: 685 Higuera St., 439-2060, kreuzbergcalifornia. com. Open mic night every Wed. THE LIBRARY BAR AND LOUNGE: 723 Higuera St., 542-0199. LINNAEA’S CAFE: 1110 Garden St., 5415888. LUNA RED: 1023 Chorro St., 540-5243. MOTHER’S TAVERN: 725 Higuera St, 5418733, motherstavern.com. Live music every Fri. from 7:30-10:30pm. NOVO RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE: 726 Higuera St., 543-3986, novorestaurant. com. SLO BREW: 736 Higuera St., 543-1843, s l o w b r e w. c o m . 1 0 / 1 3 : S L O Brew Rocktoberfest at 6pm; 10/14: Billy Manzik at 1pm; 10/15: Mason Jennings at 7pm; 10/16: Sarah Jarosz and Brother Roy at 10pm; 10/17: Hillary & Kate at 10pm; 10/18: Chris Lake at 10pm; 10/20: Mike Love and Trevor Green at 10pm; 10/21: Devin Welsh at 1pm; 10/22: Cody Simpson & The Tide at 7pm. STEYNBERG GALLERY: 1531 Monterey St. 547-0278. TAP IT BREWING COMPANY: Clarion Ct., 545-7702, tapitbrewing.com.

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237-1425. Live music Fridays and Saturdays from 5-8pm. BARRELHOUSE BREWERY AND BEER GARDENS: 3055 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, 296-1128, barrelhousebrewing. com. 10/13: Bear Market Riot at 5:30pm; 10/20: Afishnsea the Moon at 5:30pm; 10/21: Code Blues at 5:30pm. BROKEN EARTH WINERY: 5625 Highway 46E, Paso Robles, 239-2562. Live music every Sat. from 1-4pm. CHATEAU LETTAU: 840 13th St. Paso Robles, 238-6800. D’ANBINO VINEYARDS AND CELLARS: 710 Pine St., Paso Robles, 227-6800 or danbino.com. 10/12: Real Blues Jam from 6:30-9:30pm; 10/13: Human Nation from 8-10:30pm; 10/14: Jan & Ted’s Excellent Adventure from 7:30-10pm; 10/19: Real Blues Jam from 6:30-9:30pm; 10/20: Dave Becker & Damon Castillo from 8-10:30pm; 10/21: Jazz on the Vine from 2-4:30pm and Barflyz from 8-10:30pm. ENOTECA RESTAURANT AND BAR: 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles, 238-2834, labellasera.com. Jazz every Thurs. night featuring Adam Levine and Judy Philbin from 7-9pm. LAST STAGE WEST: Halfway Station on Highway 41 (15050 Morro Road at Toro Creek), 461-1393 or laststagewest.net. 10/12: The BanjerDan Show at 6pm; 10/15: BanjerDan’s Birthday Bash at 6pm; 10/19: The BanjerDan Show at 6pm. PASO ROBLES INN CATTLEMAN’S LOUNGE: 103 Spring St., 238-2660. Live music 6-8pm and Friday and Saturday from 9:30-11:30pm. PINE STREET SALOON: 1234 Pine St., Paso Robles, 238-1114. PONY CLUB WINE BAR AT HOTEL CHEVAL: 1021 Pine St., Paso Robles, 226-9995. 10/13: Michael Keeney from 6-9pm; 10/14: Rewined from 6-9pm; 10/15: Lance Robison from 5-8pm; 10/20: Sunny Wright & TBC from 6-9pm; 10/21: Kenny Taylor from 6-9pm. SCULPTERRA WINERY: 5015 Linne Rd.,

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CAMBRIA PINES LODGE: 2905 Burton Drive, Cambria, 927-4200, cambriapineslodge. com. 10/12: Marcus DiMaggio at 8pm; 10/13: Marcus DiMaggio at 3pm and The Edge of Art at 9pm; 10/14: Bobby Malone at 3pm and Rough House at 9pm; 10/15: Billy Foppiono at 8pm; 10/16: Wally Duo at 8pm; 10/17: Louie Ortega at 8pm; 10/18: Andy Scott at 8pm; 10/19: Andy Scott at 8pm; 10/20: Marcus DiMaggio at 3pm and Back Bay Betty at 9pm; 10/21: Bobby Malone at 3pm and Rough House at 9pm. LAS CAMBRITAS: 2336 Main St., Cambria, 927-0175. Jon Stephens every Thurs. from 5-8pm. OLD CAYUCOS TAVERN & CARDROOM: 130 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos, 995-3209, oldcayucostavern.com. Live music every Fri and Sat. OTTER ROCK CAFE: 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 772-1420. Wed: Karaoke, 8pm. Thurs.: Live jam, 8pm. Fri.-Sun.: live music. 9/22: Jill Knight Band from 8:30pm to 12am. THE SIREN: Main St., Morro Bay, 772-8478, thesirenmorrobay.com. STAX WINE BAR: 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 772-5055, staxwine.com. Live music Thurs. and Sun. from 6-8pm. W I N D O W S O N T H E W AT E R : 699 Embarcadero, Suite 7, Morro Bay, 772-0677. 10/13: David Pope from 6-9pm; 10/16: Dorian Michael from 6-9pm; 10/20: Jeff Peters from 6-9pm. ∆

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SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS Officer K (Ryan Gosling) is a replicant designed to hunt other replicants, but he finds himself at the center of a mystery that may profoundly affect both humans and his own kind.

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on a protein farm, Officer K encounters Sapper Morton (Dave Bautista), a Nexus-6 replicant who’s protecting the very secret Wallace needs to further his replicant work. Soon K finds himself being squeezed between his police boss Lieutenant Joshi (Robin Wright) and Wallace’s assassin replicant Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) as he searches for Deckard and the truth. Los Angeles is once again depicted as a dystopian melting pot populated by desperate characters, Glen This sequel is too long and too loud. crime, and the sex trade. As the secret OK, that’s the end of my complaints. unfolds, the very future of humanity Otherwise, Blade Runner 2049 is a notehangs in the balance. perfect follow-up to the original. The Anna I’d never watched the original film’s secrets are too delicious to reveal, Blade Runner. Between missing the boat but the gist of it revolves around greedy age-wise and it not falling into my go-to corporate industrialist Niander Wallace genre choice, until now it fell squarely (Jared Leto), who’s in search of the secret in the “I’ll see it someday, maybe” movie to establishing the next generation category for me. When I knew we’d be of replicants, genetically designed reviewing 2049, I found it on demand and humanlike androids. If you’ll recall from hunkered down to watch its predecessor. the original, Nexus-6 replicants became So glad I did, by the way, because rebellious, and with their superior otherwise Blade Runner strength, they were 2049 would have been hard to “retire.” Newer BLADE RUNNER 2049 a confusing journey in Nexus-7 and -8 models overstimulation. I’m a are designed to obey. What’s it rated? R big fan of Villeneuve. Officer K is such a What’s it worth, Anna? Full Price His films are model, and he spends What’s it worth, Glen? Full Price riveting and visually his time hunting Where’s it showing? Downtown fascinating, and 2049 down older replicants Centre, Galaxy Park, Stadium 10 continues his legacy before retreating to in those regards. The his apartment that issues I’ve got with the film are the same he shares with Joi (Ana de Armas), his as yours—at 2 hours and 44 minutes, holographic girlfriend—a product of the this film was just too long. Coupled with ubiquitous Wallace Corporation, which varied moments of really intense and has insidiously infested every corner of loud sound, I came out of the theater a people’s lives. During an investigation irector Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy, Sicario, Arrival) takes up the reins of Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner in this sequel set 30 years after the original’s year—2019. A new blade runner, Officer K (Ryan Gosling), discovers a long-buried secret and sets out to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), the blade runner from the original film. (163 min.)

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What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Sunset Drive In, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy Doug Liman (Swingers, The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) directs Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, a pilot contracted by the CIA to run guns and drugs in the late-’70s and ’80s. The screenplay by Gary Spinelli is based on real events. I’m sure this film skips over a lot of Seal’s travails in the name of entertainment, but the film works as an exploration of American hubris. We all too often believe we’re smart enough and cunning enough to control uncontrollable situations, and in the end, both Seal and

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little dazed. To be fair, I did watch the first film immediately before heading to the theater, so perhaps five hours of newto-me Blade Runner action was just too much for me to handle. I do think it could have been tightened up time-wise, but the atmospheric and intense storyline also needed to take its time, and I get that. Glen Despite solid reviews (an 88 percent Rotten Tomatoes critic rating) and its predecessor’s cult status, Blade Runner 2049 had a very soft opening weekend (only $30.5 million on a film that cost about $150 million to make), and it mainly attracted older white males. Maybe it’s the long running time, maybe our current world filled with nuclear brinksmanship, mass shootings, and acrimonious race relations is already dystopian enough, but whatever the case the film didn’t bring in the crowds. Well, you know what? The original Blade Runner didn’t immediately connect with audiences Split Screen is written by Senior Staff either. Time will tell, but I think this Writer Glen Starkey and his wife, Anna. film explores important topics—ideas Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. such as a caste society of the haves and have-nots, GREED Niander the future of technology and Wallace (Jared its replacement of authentic Leto) runs human relationships, the Wallace Corporation, artificial intelligence and which the danger it represents manufactures to humankind, as well humanlike environmental destruction replicants, and the future of the planet. and Wallace is It’s a visually arresting film searching for with cinematography by the secret that Roger A. Deakins (1984, Sid will allow him to and Nancy, Baron Fink, The create more.

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the CIA proved to be inept fools who only made things worse. Maybe that’s the American way. (115 min.) —Glen Starkey

BATTLE OF THE SEXES What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy Battle of Sexes, the retelling of the 1973 sociopolitical tennis showdown between Billy Jean King (Emma Stone, La La Land) and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carrell, The Office), is by no means a cinematic masterpiece, but it is a well-executed and enjoyable portrayal of the true story of a match that became an iconic battlefront in the American feminist movement. As the movie starts we’re dropped into

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the chaotic life of King, who’s regarded as the top women’s player in the world. We see how she and the other female players face tremendous sexism from the male ringleaders of the tennis industry, always taking a back seat to the men’s game and earning significantly less money. King’s fiery nature is on display from the outset when she refuses to accept less money than the men in an upcoming tournament, and then she mobilizes all the female players to quit the Association of Tennis Professionals. The women start their own tennis tour, with the help of World Tennis magazine’s Gladys Heldman (a great Sarah Silverman), and begin to speak out strongly against gender discrimination. This all infuriates 55-year-old Riggs, a retired men’s tennis icon played excellently by Carrell. In an obnoxiously jovial and condescending manner, he complains that women’s tennis

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Shawshank Redemption, No Country For Old Men). Painted in shimmering gold, dusty saffron, and graying umbers, it’s glorious to watch. The music by Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer takes up perfectly from the original’s synthdriven Vangelis soundtrack, only more thunderous. The film’s quiet dialogue in conjunction with its industrial-strength soundtrack may make for difficult home viewing. This is one best seen in the theater. Fans of the original, don’t miss it! For the rest of you, if you have even a passing interest, rent the original and get thee to a theater! It’s worth it! Anna I agree, it will lose a lot jumping from the big screen to home theater, even with a badass home setup. Though it’s easier to get up and stretch your legs, take a break, or grab a snack at home, this movie is meant to be an immersive experience, and the varying volumes could leave you chained to your remote making adjustments between dialogue and the soundtrack/special effects. It was well acted and had plenty of twists and turns; just when I thought I had a solid grasp on what was going to happen, the story would shift. Do I want to sit through another three hours in the theater to watch it again? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t warrant a second viewing for many; it just means my attention span and ability to process the stream of overstimulation most likely puts me outside of Blade Runner 2049’s target audience. If you’re a first time viewer like me, absolutely watch the first film before you head to the theater, just give yourself a day or so in between to avoid the post movie daze that five hours of any storyline will leave you with. While I can tell I didn’t love it as much as my sweetheart, it’s an epic movie experience meant for the theater—as long as you have no problem parking your butt in a chair for almost three hours. Δ

REVIEW SCORING FULL PRICE .... It’s worth the price of an evening show MATINEE ........ Save a few bucks, catch an afternoon show RENTAL .......... Rent it STREAMING.... Wait ’til Netflix has it NOTHING ........ Don’t waste your time is just naturally inferior to men’s tennis, and that the ladies are being unreasonable. Having just separated from his wife because of his gambling problem, Riggs starts calling up King and other players on the tour challenging them to a match, a “battle of the sexes.” King initially turns down his offer, but after Riggs easily defeats Margaret Smith, one of the top female players, King feels obligated to take him on. Stone plays a fantastic King throughout. The beginningto-end tension between her unshakable conviction for respect and equality and society’s unwillingness to shed chauvinistic views is really well depicted. Not without its flaws, Battle of the Sexes is entertaining and definitely gives you insight into why this match snowballed into the national spectacle that it was. Not only that, but it’s an interesting biography

of King herself, her heroic ability to thrive under pressure as well as her grappling with her sexual identity behind the scenes. My main issue with movie was that it spent a little too much time profiling Riggs, who really isn’t sympathetic or that important and is a symbol of the sexism of the time. The film moves at a fast pace, which leaves you wanting more contexts for the events. But the pace also facilitates a nice, breezy viewing experience, and one that’ll likely make repeated ones very enjoyable. (121 min.) —Peter Johnson

BLADE RUNNER 2049 What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy See Split Screen.

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What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Sunset Drive In, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy The film tells the story of humble London businessman Quan (Jackie Chan), whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love—his teenage daughter—is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Pierce Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers. (113 min.) —STX Films

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HAPPY DEATH DAY What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy A college student (Jessica Rothe, La La Land) relives the day of her murder with both its unexceptional details and terrifying end until she discovers her killer’s identity. (96 min.) —Universal Studios

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What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10 From director Andy Muschietti (Mama) comes the remake of the 1990 mini-series thriller IT, based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name, which has been terrifying readers for decades. When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. (135 min.) —Ryah Cooley

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KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Streaming Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre,

Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy Matthew Vaughn returns to direct this sequel about Eggsy (Taron Egerton), a rough-around-the–edges street kid who in the first film (Kingsman: The Secret Service, 2014) was recruited into a super secret training program for British spies, after which he stopped a global threat posed by a tech genius. This time around, the spy organization’s headquarters is destroyed and the world is held hostage by a drug lord (Julianne Moore), so the Brits team with an equally clandestine American spy organization called Statesman to save the world. Co-written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman, the film is based on the comic book series The Secret Service by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. (141 min.) —Glen Starkey

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What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Rental Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy The third installment of the Lego Movie franchise follows a group of ninja warriors led by Master Builder Lloyd (voiced by Dave Franco) as they defend Ninjago City from the evil warlord Garmadon (Justin Theroux). But when a new threat arises, the ninjas must join forces with Garmadon against a common enemy. To save the city, the team must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner powers. The film opens with a news broadcast announcing a 95 percent chance of Garmadon attacking Ninjago City. The two

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RESCUE Quan’s (Jackie Chan) daughter is kidnapped for political reasons in The Foreigner. anchors deliver the news nonchalantly as if it’s a weather forecast, which leaves us to assume the threat is a daily norm. The citizens of Ninjago seem unaffected as they go about their day. They’ve put their complete confidence in six mysterious ninjas who have saved the city time and time again. When Garmadon does attack, his weapon of choice is a giant cannon that

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the superhero genre in 1989 with Tim Burton’s Batman, the goal was to keep the franchise dark, brooding, and as far When? 1997 away as possible from the campy vibe of What’s it rated? PG-13 the Adam West show. Instead, the series Where’s it available? Streaming went full circle and was closer in tone to the ’60s series than ever by the fourth film, on Amazon, DVD which was, of course, Batman & Robin. saw Arnold Schwarzenegger in person The film was universally panned upon once. It was during the 2003 California its release in 1997 and still holds a solid recall election. I was 10 years old and the man who would be the Governator was reputation as one of the worst films rallying voters at the Santa Maria Airport. ever made. The reception was so bad I wasn’t the only kid trying to get Arnold’s that director Joel Schumacher publicly apologized for making the film. autograph that day, but I’m pretty sure I The script by Akiva Goldsman (who was the only one who brought a poster of would go on to win an Academy Award for him as Mr. Freeze to sign. penning A Beautiful Mind) is just as silly as If I had to pick one VHS tape to define the campiest West episodes but devoid of my childhood, it’d be Batman & Robin. I remember renting it multiple times from the show’s charming use of satire. The plot: The dynamic duo of Batman Blockbuster before finally getting my own copy for Christmas one year (thanks and Robin (George Clooney and Chris O’Donnell) must apprehend the villainous again, Santa). Mr. Freeze (Schwarzenegger) who is But no matter how much nostalgia I behind a string of diamond robberies in have for Batman & Robin, I understand Gotham City. Freeze turned to a life of why it attracts so much animosity from film critics and comic book fan boys alike. crime in order to raise enough money to save his dying wife from a rare blood When Warner Bros. reinvigorated PHOTO COURTESY OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES disease. But rather than sell all the diamonds he stole (and save both him and us a lot of time and trouble), Mr. Freeze plans to use them as fuel for his “freezing engine,” which will blanket the city in an “endless winter” unless a hefty DYNAMIC DUO The 1997 film Batman ransom is paid. & Robin is a beautiful disaster. To make matters

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What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy The Mountain Between Us is a wonderful romantic-adventure film based on the novel by Charles Martin. Beautifully directed by Hany Abu-Assad, the entire plot is based on a growing romance. Alex Martin (Kate Winslet), a travelling photojournalist, unexpectedly meets Dr. Ben Bass (Idris Elba) at an airport after both of their flights get cancelled. The pair wind up together under tragic circumstances after their attempt to fly, regardless of weather advisories, lands them in a terrible plane crash that leaves them stranded deep in the snow-stormed wilderness. The story begins in wintery late December, with Alex desperately trying to get a flight to New York to make it back in time for her wedding. The terrible weather in Idaho leaves her with no other option but to locate a private hangar in the hopes that a pilot will be willing to fly her anywhere closer to home. During her time at the airport, she notices a friendly stranger, Ben, who is also in the same predicament and must get back to Baltimore for a very important surgery he has to perform.

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shoots live sharks (and a few dolphins) at the city’s inhabitants. While reloading, he notices a pedestrian with a balloon. He orders one of his goons to pop it. Garmadon’s behavior makes him seem like a character that a child would create, which is exactly what the filmmakers intended. Like the two previous films, the best parts of The Lego Ninjago Movie resemble things you might see kids acting

out while playing with Legos. That conceit explains the shark cannon and other unadulterated, imaginative absurdities. But unlike its predecessors, Ninjago loses most of its charm by the halfway point. Instead of a consistent flow of irreverent gags, Ninjago delivers all of its best jokes early on and the remainder feels like a snail race to the finish line. Having said that, Ninjago is far from irredeemable as there is enough silliness in that first half to warrant its existence. One bit that utilized the Wilhelm scream multiple times in a row made me crack up more than it should have. The banter between Lloyd and Garmadon is especially good. The two have a comical Luke/ Vader relationship once Lloyd reveals that he’s actually Garmadon’s bastard son (which is not a spoiler if you’ve seen the trailers or the TV show). If Garmadon is Lloyd’s Vader, then Master Wu (voiced by Jackie Chan) is his Ben Kenobi. Chan is great as the archetypal, wise, old mentor who only speaks in cryptic advice. The other ninjas each have their own quirks but ultimately get lost in the scenery as the father figure/ son triangle between Lloyd, Garmadon, and Wu becomes the primary focus. The final result feels more like an extended Robot Chicken sketch (except for kids, of course) than a cohesive piece. Ninjago is the Godfather: Part III of the Lego franchise— it doesn’t hold up to the first two but is still worth a rent. (90 min.) —Caleb Wiseblood

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believes that they must travel for help or they will never make it. After a few more days go by, things intensify between Alex and Ben. The strangers begin to realize that they need one another in order to survive, but can’t seem to agree on much. Once they break into their first fight, a frustrated and fed-up Alex storms off with the dog, leaving Ben behind. He eventually goes after her, but because of Alex’s leg injury there is no turning back. The two have no choice but to keep moving forward. Alex finally comes to know that she really does need Ben’s help and cannot make it alone. Weeks go by and while the two are figuring out how to survive, they stumble upon an abandoned cabin as they are running out of food and Alex’s leg injury isn’t getting any better. As Alex and Ben grow fonder of one another, they must figure out if they’re going to make it out alive and whether they truly do love one another. (103 min). —Rachelle Ramirez

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MOVIES from page 42 Alex meets a friendly pilot named Walter (Beau Bridges), who offers to help charter them to Denver for $800, but must hurry in order to get them there before the storm hits so they can catch their connecting flights home. Ben decides to join Alex on the plane with Beau, and the three take off alongside Walter’s furry companion, a yellow lab that remains nameless throughout the film, but ends up being everyone’s favorite character. Once they take off, flying over snow-capped mountains, Walter begins to stutter while speaking and eventually is unable to speak

at all. Ben quickly realizes that Walter is having a stroke. The plane goes down violently and Ben is the first to wake up after the crash. The only survivors are Ben, Alex, and the dog. Ben buries Walter and wraps Alex's wounded leg while she is still unconscious. A few days go by and Alex finally wakes up, only to find out that they are all stranded on a mountainside with little food and quickly realizes that no one actually knows that they are missing—Walter never filed a flight plan before takeoff. A stubborn Ben insists that they stay inside the plane wreckage for shelter and wait for rescuers to come, but Alex firmly

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What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? Stadium 10, Park, Galaxy A dark force threatens Ponyville, and the Mane 6—Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Rarity—embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their home. (99 min.) —Lionsgate

PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Galaxy In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, this film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) to create the iconic Wonder

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Woman character in the 1940s. While Marston’s feminist superhero was criticized by censors for her “sexual perversity,” he was keeping a secret that could have destroyed him. Marston’s muses for the Wonder Woman character were his wife Elizabeth Marston (Rebecca Hall) and their lover Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote), two empowered women who defied convention: working with Marston on human behavior research—while building a hidden life with him that rivaled the greatest of superhero disguises. (108 min.) —Annapurna Pictures

VICTORIA AND ABDUL What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Matinee Where’s it showing? The Palm, Bay, Fair Oaks If you like movies with happy endings and no loose ends, then Victoria and Abdul is not the film for you. However, if you want to see a slice of life from a once lost part of history that’s filled with charm and subtle humor, then you will adore this movie. “Mostly” based on true events, Victoria and Abdul focuses on the relationship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and

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Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal). Their story begins in the late 1880s, while Britain ruled India, and Abdul, a low class Indian man, is hired to present Victoria with a ceremonial coin. Victoria takes a liking to him and requests him to be her personal servant, then later promotes him to Munshi—a previously non-existent role in the palace, which involved teaching Victoria about Indian language, culture, and religion. The other members of the royal household are scandalized by the entire situation and persistently try to convince Victoria to send Abdul back to India. It’s hard to articulate what exactly makes this movie so delightful. There’s just something very pure and very human about the way the titular characters have such fun together, completely ignoring all the reasons their friendship supposedly shouldn’t blossom. Abdul’s endearingly dorky sense of humor also plays well alongside the more deadpan, disgruntled attitude of his other friend and fellow Indian, Mohammed (Adeel Akhtar). Even when dealing with racism or classism from the antagonist characters, for most of the film such moments are played for laughs, making the antagonists appear more foolish than threatening. For those who care about big names, Victoria and Abdul also has a pretty

stunning cast. In addition to Dench as Victoria, it also features Michael Gambon as the prime minister and Eddie Izzard as Victoria’s son. However, the lesser-known actors shine just as much, especially Akhtar, who steals nearly every scene he’s in. The only thing that really bothered me about this movie was the complete lack of resolutions. As the story progresses, the film’s tone gradually gets more and more serious, but pretty much all of the problems that arise end up getting pushed aside instead of resolved. This is forgivable considering that the movie is based on true events and it’s unlikely that any of those problems were resolved in real life either, but it can still be frustrating for a viewer. Though you’ll definitely laugh for most of the film, you’ll probably leave the theater feeling a bit sad. All in all, Victoria and Abdul is worth seeing. It’s not your typical antiprejudice movie where good triumphs and all is overcome, but in this case the journey matters more than the destination. (112 min.) ∆ —Katrina Borges New Times movie reviews were compiled by Arts Editor Ryah Cooley and others. You can contact her at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

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y compact car is packed with way more stuff than two people need for an overnight camping trip as the morning sun beats down in the driveway on Saturday, Oct. 7. Our plan is to drive up for the annual Big Sur Jade Festival, scope out some cool jade, and do some exploring. My boyfriend asks me to look up the start and end time for the festival, and that’s when I see it, in big bold letters on the homepage: “The 25th Big Sur Jade Festival is canceled, aka postponed due to road closures. New dates to be announced soon.” Bummer. For a minute we’re thrown. Now what? We consider changing plans and maybe heading to Figueroa Mountain, but the road to the nearby Big Caliente Hot Springs is still closed to cars. Ultimately, the pull of Big Sur is too strong to resist and we decide to stick with our original plan to head north and just switch up our itinerary a bit. We hit the road, stopping briefly in Paso Robles for gas, snacks, and the necessary camping booze before continuing on. Since the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge is still closed, we take Naciemento-Fergusson

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Road to get there, stopping to look at a gorgeous vista when it starts to really feel like Big Sur, with the rolling golden hills hugging the blue coastline. The scent of wild fennel hits me square in the face, and my cellphone has officially lost reception. I’m stoked. First stop is at the Willow Creek picnic area and beach. It may be October, but the high tide and high temps have surfers with freshly waxed boards flocking to the water even though it’s a rocky spot. Since the Jade Festival is a bust, we decided to try our luck at spotting some jade along the beach. The tide is so high that most of the beach has all but disappeared, but we make our way, hopping from one rocky patch of sand to another. My back is turned toward the water for just a second, iPhone in hand, when a wave totally engulfs me and nearly knocks me over. After the roaring of the ocean stops, the first thing I hear is a peal of laughter. I’m soaking wet, but somehow my phone has survived. It and my long sleeved cover-up are placed strategically on a tall rock for safekeeping while we keep exploring further down the beach. Good thing too, since a few minutes later I’m briefly sitting on a rock,

@getoutslo resting, feeling vaguely like the little mermaid, when the ocean decides to come back for round two. If any patch of me was dry before, that’s certainly not the case now. I swear this isn’t my first time in nature, guys. By the time we make it back to the car, we’ve got a few pretty rocks to remember the day by, but no jade contenders. I happily throw on dry clothes and scarf down beef

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jerky and dried mango before we set our sights on the next adventures of the day: stopping by the New Camaldoli Hermitage to try their famous Holy Granola and taking a little meditation break before finding a campsite for the night. Δ Ryah Cooley is a fan of putting her phone on airplane mode while out in the nature. Comment at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

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can’t remember the last time I had so much fun at an empty restaurant. It’s 11 a.m., Foremost Wine Company is preparing for the night’s customers, and I am fortunate enough to be seated in the middle of their vast dining room, surrounded by foliage and fantastic smells. The first dish that arrives sets the tone: a happy little deviled egg with pickled mustard seed, cornichon pickle, chive, and compressed apple. It’s served on a slight wooden board accompanied by a simple crostini smeared with zesty pimento cheese and bright peppers. In two sloppy bites, both apps are gone, and my appetite—and sense of adventure—are totally aroused. Next, comes a plate adorned with a single octopus tendril and a side of warm farro salad that melts in my mouth instantly (the octopus, cabbage-brined and meaty, has a slightly smoky vibe). Bright green, nickel-sized polka dots of kale, butternut, and pumpkin seed pesto also speckle the plate, turning my meal into delicious pop art. And as we all know, pop art is not meant to be viewed from behind a velvet rope. It’s for everyone. Since opening in 2014, Foremost Wine Company has always been fresh and farm-to-table, but it hasn’t always been this playful, fun, or whimsical. You can credit this recent transformation to the restaurant’s two new chefs, Andrew Cross and Drew Vaughan, who are just as fun themselves. As soon as the interview begins, we’re laughing, joking, and swapping stories about travels, music, and dreams. The guys, both in their 30s, share more than three decades of cooking experience between them, proving that two chefs are infinitely better than one. Both have come to SLO to take on the mission of transforming Foremost from “date night” spot to “any night” hangout. In the process, they’ve also become fast friends. It shows on their faces, but it shines even brighter in their creative collaboration. Their new menu—unlike anything you’ve ever seen at Foremost—is a partnership of charming Southern comfort and refreshing Pacific Northwest passion. Executive Chef Cross is a native of Sequim, Washington, and was raised in a family who farmed. “My parents were hippies,” Cross says. “It was all organic, sustainable. We had chickens, ducks, rabbits, bees, goats, sheep, cows—the whole gamut. Bacon was raised and cured, potatoes were home grown, everything was from the farm. This was just how I was raised. This was just how we ate.“ Every Sunday was a special day for the Cross family.

@flavorslo PLAYFUL PAIRING What happens when two great chefs put their minds together and have a good time doing it? New Foremost Wine Company Executive Chef Andrew Cross and Chef de Cuisine Drew Vaughan are more than coworkers or creative partners, they’re buddies. A blending of Southern charm and Pacific Northwest passion come together to create a lighter, brighter Foremost that’s still totally fresh. Pictured, Andrew Cross, left, and Drew Vaughan, right.

“Before church we would go out to the bay, dig up clams, and let them soak in a bucket. By the time we got back from church, the clams would have purged their shells of sand and would be ready for my mom to make fresh clam chowder.” As if that didn’t seal the deal on the young man’s future career, the chef’s grandmother on his mom’s side was a cook, and his grandma on his dad’s side was a pastry chef. Could Cross have become anything but what he is today? Over the past 17 years, he’s made upscale French food under chef Daniel Boulud in Palm Beach, lent his skills to Picán in Oakland (and worked for free at Chez Panisse in Berkeley for a stint), performed sous chef duties at Canlis in Seattle, and, more recently, worked in Denver. Partner in crime Chef de Cuisine Vaughan, originally from eastern North Carolina, is a master of barbecue. Look for the “hickory smoked North Carolina pork croquettes” on the menu, and you’ll

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see what I mean. “I’m fond of the particular kind of barbecue I grew up with. It’s a vinegar based, no barbecue sauce, spice rub,” Vaughan says. “The idea with food is to have fun with it. I feel like a lot of chefs have something to prove, but I just want to cook good food.” That’s not to say that Vaughan hasn’t had his own impressive career. He started cooking as a teen, went to culinary school in New York City (where he landed a job cooking at a high-end cocktail bar), and went on to cut his teeth at the now defunct Brine and Bottle in North Carolina.

“It was high volume; we got our asses kicked nightly,” the chef says, adding that he worked at Wolfgang Puck catering in LA until he “couldn’t stand catering anymore.” A detour into the world of cooking on West Coast yachts left him disillusioned and seeking more. “It’s odd when you’re finally doing something you dreamed of, but it’s not what you really wanted after all,” Vaughan says. “I had some friends in Morro Bay, and I ended up just staying there. I had worked in so many cities and what really brought me to SLO was the fact that Foremost felt like family.” Over this past summer “the Drews” have overhauled Foremost’s menu with an eye toward creating modern small plates you can easily mix and match without thinking too hard. Mains—grilled petite tenderloin with blue cheese and mushrooms; roasted duck with fennel slaw; braised lamb with pumpkin pappardelle—offer satisfying FLAVOR continued page 48


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portions that still leave you feeling light, not bloated. With quick, munchable additions like avocado toast, truffle popcorn, roasted Brussels sprouts, and even mac and cheese, the chefs have added a shot of levity to the eatery’s beautiful—if not slightly cavernous— dining space. Longtime fans should know that the beloved charcuterie bar is still in full effect, (manned by the gregarious Rachel Owens) and you can still get that super fresh burrata infused with seasonal goodies like honeycomb, roasted squash, and candied pumpkin seeds. “When we took over, there were 14 dishes on the menu. Now, there’s 24. We want people to have a few bites, enjoy the company they’re with, drink a few glasses of wine, and hang out for a bit,” Cross says. One small plate you might not want to share? The roasted bone marrow, which is as lovely to eat as it is to look at on Instagram. This carnal treat encourages you to dip a small spoon into the bone, harvesting the rich, roasted marrow, which is topped with garlic and Meyer lemon gremolata, pickled Japanese mushrooms, and micro greens. Scoop up a dollop and smear onto a crostini. Repeat. The baby greenery (which looks a lot like moss) and perky mushrooms create a rustic storybook effect. “We call it the forest floor,” Vaughan says with a laugh. This is one of about a bajillion little inside jokes the guys share (as they both tell me, ‘There’s a lot of us saying to each other, ‘Get out of my head!’”). Truth be told, the 33-year-old chefs were born just 11 days apart. They go to the farmers’ market together, cook together and—of course—laugh together. This is what you’ll see—and taste—when you come back to Foremost this fall. “We’re excited to give Foremost a new face. Eating out should be fun and lively, full of laughter,” Vaughan says. Adds Cross, “We’re just both on the same wavelength.” ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain is all about collaborating when it comes to food. Contact her at hthomas@newtimesslo.com Correction: In the Sept. 28 article titled, “Italian Master Chef Giovanni Grillenzoni finds new home for Harmony Café in Cambria,” the last name of Chef Giovanni Grillenzoni was misspelled.

H AYLEY’S BITES GREEN GOBBLES Nature is the best teacher: Plan to attend the Chumash Kitchen-Acorn Awakening at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Oct. 29 and learn to eat seasonally like never before! Presented by two Chumash chefs, Violet Cavanaugh and Janette Acosta, the class centers on how to harvest and prepare delicious acorn dishes (for information, go to slobg.org/chumash-kitchen) ... Need a green boost? Morro Bay now has a new stop for healthy green juice on the go. Goddess Goods Local Organic has just opened shop at 1124 Front St. in Morro Bay, and I can’t wait to see what kind of vegetation they’ll be whirling up this winter (call 550-5906 or get updates at goddessgoodsmb.com).

DRESS (AND DRINK) UP! Halloween party plans on lock: On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., The Station SLO will be ground zero for ghouls, good food, and fantastic wines. Enjoy live music, appetizers from Farmstead Catering Co., and a costume contest (prizes are wine-related! Go to thestationslo.com for tickets and info) … Central Coast LIVE! Productions has announced its inaugural Halloween Harvest Costume Ball taking place on Oct. 27 and 28 at the iconic Tooth & Nail Winery castle in Paso Robles. This Wine Country Goes Hollywood bash will blend fine wines, light bites, and tasty treats from local restaurants (don’t forget your costume; and note that a portion of the proceeds to benefit Must! Charities; for tickets, go to halloweenharvestcostumeball.com).

TRICK OR TREAT Totally a treat: Knock back a few beers, shimmy on those thigh-high fishnets, find a designated driver, and cozy up to a live performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show this Oct. 26 at SLO Brew’s The Rock. The SLO Queerdos will bring the singing, dancing, and camp—you bring your best Time Warp dance moves (for more info, go to slowbrew.com/events) … The little festival that could: This year’s Garagiste Wine Festival in Paso Robles (Nov. 11) will encompass three days of wines with attitude. Check out the Rare, Reserve, and Retro event (this time with tapas); an epic Grand Tasting at the Paso Event Center, the rollicking Rockin’ After-Party, with band High Voltage and local craft beers; and the return of the Garagiste Paso Passport day, which offers discounts and events to festival attendees at garagiste wineries throughout the area (go to californiagaragistes.com for info). ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain is always in costume. Send bites to hthomas@ newtimesslo.com.

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The beach is so beautifully deserted this time of year, isn’t it? Ditch the tourists and head to Pismo Beach this October for a taste of pickpocket, adversary, or perhaps a little fool’s errand. No, these aren’t swanky new cocktails made with ingredients you’ve never heard of—they’re wines, of course! Sans Liege—known for their spunky tasting room in Paso’s Tin City—has opened a second equally eclectic location in Pismo Beach. This is the place to enjoy bold beautiful Rhone wines that are as independent as their names suggest. Love grenache, mourvedre, syrah, and viognier? Into a laid back vibe that feels totally breezy? Want to sample the best grapes grown from Santa Barbara and Los Alamos to Santa Maria and Paso Robles? Grab those flip-flops, a pair of shades, and get gone. Cheers to the locals! Open Sunday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. And Friday and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.; 870 Price St., Pismo Beach; sansliege.com. ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain is wearing her winter wetsuit. Send bites to hthomas@newtimesslo.com.


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FILE NO. 2017-2209 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/11/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WM FITNESS, 1220 Pacific Blvd. Apt. C, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Vanessa Denise McCaghren(1220 Pacific Blvd. Apt. C, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Vanessa McCaghren. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-11-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 09-11-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2163 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/05/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: VIA OLIVA EXTRA VIRGIN, 6700 Lomitas, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Britta M. Ray(6700 Lomitas, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Britta M. Ray. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 09-05-22. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2210 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BAYROCK PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 245 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher Brian Bath(245 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Christopher Bath. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-11-17. 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. 09-11-22. Sept. 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 12 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2212 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MOJO’S VILLAGE BEAN, 2320 Main St. Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Sierra Mountain Company, Inc.(5136 W. Vine Ct. Visalia, CA 93291) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Sierra Mountain Company, Inc. Lynn B. Bretz, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-11-17. 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. 09-11-22. Sept. 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 12 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2220 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/05/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BLAZE PIZZA #1137, 892 Foothill Blvd. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Damm Fine Pizza LLC(340 N. Westlake Blvd, STE 260, Westlake Village, CA 91362) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/Damm Fine Pizza LLC, Martha Olmos, Director or Operations. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-12-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 09-12-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2229 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/12/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BLAZE PIZZA #1239, 2051 Theater Drive Ste A1, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Damm Fine Pizza LLC(340 N. Westlake Blvd, STE 260, Westlake Village, CA 91362) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/Damm Fine Pizza LLC, Martha Olmos, Director or Operations/Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-12-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 09-12-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2232 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DANIELLE’S BEAUTY PARLOR, 1075 Court Street Suite 203, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Danielle Holly Schnebly(1831 Oceanaire Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Danielle Schnebly. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-12-17. 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. 09-12-22. Sept. 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 12 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2235 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/13/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLOSILKWORKS, 463 Calle Carman, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Toni Pruett Bouman(463 Calle Carman, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Toni Pruett Bouman, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-13-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 09-13-22. Sept. 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 12 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2236 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/15/2009) New Filing The following person is doing business as: JEM PROPERTIES, 1146 E. Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. James E. Moore(1146 E. Grande Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/James E. Moore. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-1317. 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. 09-13-22. Sept. 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 12 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2245 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/14/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CANNADOG, 5555 W. Pozo Rd, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Rancho Ecomar(5555 W. Pozo Rd, Santa Margarita, CA 93453) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/Rancho Ecomar, Miranda Joseph-Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 09-14-22. Sept. 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 12 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2248 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/16/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DINA MANDE STUDIOS, 603 12th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Juice Media Productions, LLC(409 Calle Alto St. Paso Robles, CA 93446) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/ Juice Media Productions, LLC. Dina Mande, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-14-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 09-14-22. Sept. 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 12 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2251 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: IN THEORY, 778 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Lisa Tanzman(778 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Lisa Tanzman. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-15-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 09-15-22. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2257 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/18/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: UNDER THE SUN PET SITTING, 1485 Gulf St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Ariel Chauncey Rivka Garatoni(1485 Gulf St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Ariel Garatoni. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-18-17. 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. 09-18-22. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2258 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/07/2011) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DUTCHMAN’S SEAFOOD HOUSE, 701 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. The Ninth Dutchman, Inc.(4680 Poinsettia, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/The Ninth Dutchman, Inc. Geneva Van Beurden, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-18-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 09-18-22. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2268 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: FUEL FITNESS PRO, 750 Farroll, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Jennifer Jane Sandoval(1018 Sycamore Dr, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Jennifer Jane Sandoval. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-19-17. 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. 09-19-22. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

FILE NO. 2017-2292 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/21/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MAD DOG WINE TOURS AND LIMOUSINE SERVICES, 249 12th St, San Miguel, CA 93451. San Luis Obispo County. Steven Walendzuk(249 12th St, San Miguel, CA 93451). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Steven Walendzuk. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 09-21-22. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2293 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST ESCROW A NON-INDEPENDENT BROKER ESCROW, 350 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Stravinsky Holdings, Inc.(350 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Stravinsky Holdings, Inc. Jay Peet, Chief Operations Officer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 09-21-22. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2279 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/20/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HEACOCK RENTALS, 1105 El Camino Real, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Manli Inc. ( 1105 El Camino Real, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Manli, Inc. Anna Heacock, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 09-20-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

FILE NO. 2017-2284 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/14/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: VALLEY CREEK, SPARROW CREEK, 2195 Corbett Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Corbett Canyon Vineyards, LLC(2195 Corbett Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/ Corbett Canyon Vineyards, LLC. William H. Swanson, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-20-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro. 09-20-22. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2302 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/21/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PS MAINTENANCE, 884 El Capitan Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Paul Simard(884 El Capitan Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Paul Simard. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 09-21-22. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2289 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ZABOOMI, 1225 8th St, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Matthew Anthony Whitehead(1225 8th St, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Matthew Whitehead. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 09-21-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

FILE NO. 2017-2310 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/22/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE WANDERFUL PHOTOBOOTH, 345 Tally Ho Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Danyelle Raylene Forbes(345 Tally Ho Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Danyelle Raylene Forbes. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-22-17. 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. 09-22-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2291 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/21/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AVES, 398 Mitchel Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Allysun Maria Dutra(1923 ½ Santa Ynez, Los Angeles, CA 90026). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Allysun Maria Dutra. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-21-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 09-21-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2311 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/22/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RIB & Y, 232 E. Bennett St. Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jose E. Medina(232 E. Bennett St. Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Jose E. Medina. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-22-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford. 09-22-22. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2315 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/19/1969) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TOLOSA ASSOCIATES, 1411 Marsh Street #207, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. C. Baring Farmer(1411 Marsh Street #207, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), Anna Fleming(1621 Tiffany Ranch Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420), Kenneth B. Fryer(87 Arroyo, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405), G. Dwight Hayden(12001 Lamberton Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312), Robert W. Higginbotham(3855 Broad Street #B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), Michael Middleton and Joyce Middleton(1162 W. Bosal Drive, Gilbert, AZ 85233), Richard Williams(55 Highland Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405), Jerren Jorgenson(555 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405), Emily Jane Ward(259 Via San Blas, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), and Harold C. Purcell(12805 Salinas Road, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Robert W. Higginbotham, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-25-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 09-25-22. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2316 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/09/2008) New Filing The following person is doing business as: COASTAL STORAGE, 300 Kodiak, Morro Bay, CA 93442 San Luis Obispo County. Patricia L. Kinney and Ross E. Kinney(2840 Juniper Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/Ross Kinney. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-25-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 09-25-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING BRIEF TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017 AT 9:00 AM. ALL BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT 1. Consent Agenda – Item Nos. 1-14 & Resolution (Res.) No. 2017-250, approved. 2. Presentations: Res. 2017-251, proclaiming 10/1-7/17 as National 4-H Week & Res. 2017-252, designating October as Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month, adopted. 3. Public Comment Period - matters not on the agenda: T. Gong; E. Greening; B. DiFatta; D. Fox & M. Alter, speak. No action taken. 4. Res. 2017-253, modifying the road improvement fee for all development w/in portions of the Templeton area, adopting the required 2017 Templeton Circulation Study & Traffic Model Comprehensive Update, & the required Mitigated Negative Declaration, adopted. 5. Traffic Regulation Codes for limited parking areas on Cave Landing Rd & County property accessed via Cave Landing Rd in Avila Beach, tabled off calendar. 6. Closed Session. Anticipated Litigation: No of potential cases: 3. Significant exposure to litigation: No of potential cases: 3. Existing litigation: PG&E’s 2017 General Rate Case A: 15-09-001; Application Filed by PG&E for Retirement of Diablo Canyon Power Plant A: 16-08-006; PG&E’s 2015 Nuclear Decommissioning Cost Triennial Proceeding, A-16-03-006; Phillips 66 Co. v. Co. of SLO, et al. Conference w/ Labor Negotiator re: SLODCCA, et al. v. SLO Co. Pension Trust Board, et al. (CV 100425). Conference w/ Labor Negotiator, T. Douglas-Schatz, re: SLOGAU; SLOCEAT&C; DCCA; Sheriffs’ Mgmt; SLOCPPOA; DSA; DAIA; SLOCPMPOA; SLOCEA–PSSC; Unrepresented Mgmt & Confidential Employees; ASLOCDS. Personnel re: Public Employee Appointment for the Position of County Administrative Officer. Conference w/ Real Property Negotiator re: 1600 Bishop St, SLO; Parties negotiating: S. Smith, HASLO Executive Director, re: Price, Terms & Conditions. Report out. Open Session. 7. Hearings re: regulations for Cannabis Activities & licensing of cannabis businesses, cont’d to 10/17/17 at 1:30 PM. Adjourned Tommy Gong, County Clerk-Recorder and Ex-Officio Clerk of the Board of Supervisors By: /s/ Annette Ramirez, Deputy Clerk October 12, 2017

NOTICE TO PROPOSERS PARKING METER AND PARKING KIOSK SERVICES—CITY OF PISMO BEACH

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FILE NO. 2017-2322 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/25/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SITTER SUE, 2100 Equestrian Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Susan Joy Martinez(2100 Equestrian Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Susan Martinez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-25-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 09-25-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2324 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/14/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as: TERRA VERDE ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING LLC, 3765 S. Higuera Street, Suite 102, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Terra Verde Environmental Consulting, LLC(3765 S. Higuera Street, Suite 102, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/ Terra Verde Environmental Consulting, LLC. Brooke Langle, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-25-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 09-25-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

The City of Pismo Beach is requesting proposals for the procurement and installation of 54 parking meters, 26 dual-head mounting brackets, retrofit of nine (9) existing kiosk paystations and associated back-end support system for each type of parking enforcement device. Software systems will be used in tracking maintenance and revenue, and to program the equipment for variable rate and special event pricing. The Contract will also include an option to purchase additional meters. The City seeks to secure a five-year agreement for these services, through December 2023, with the option for extensions. Proposals must be received before 2:00 p.m., as determined by www.time.gov, on Monday, October 30, 2017, addressed and delivered to the City Clerk, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. Proposals received after that date and time will not be considered. Each proposal must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office in a sealed envelope plainly marked with the proposal title and bidder name. The Request for Proposals (RFP) package and additional information may be obtained free on the City’s website at www.pismobeach.org, or by emailing Elsa Perez at eperez@pismobeach.org. Proposals submitted will be reviewed by a team of City representatives. The team will review all complete, eligible qualification submittals received by the deadline. Upon evaluating the proposers’ qualifications, the team may identify top vendors to be invited for finalist interviews. Jeff Winklepleck, AICP City of Pismo Beach Community Development Director 805-773-4658 October 5 & 12, 2017


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FILE NO. 2017-2325 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/25/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CAL IMAGE, 263 N. Frontage Rd. Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jorge Carreno-Nava(11341 Los Osos Valley Road Apt D, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 ). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Jorge Carreno Nava. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-25-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 09-25-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

FILE NO. 2017-2335 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: VILLA CREEK FARM, MOTHER BEAR’S HOUSE OF PORRIDGE, 3775 Villa Creek, Cayucos CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Carrie Diane Vossler(3775 Villa Creek, Cayucos CA 93430). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Carrie Diane Vossler. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 09-26-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2326 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/25/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: YARA’S JEANS, 263 N. Frontage Rd. Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Lourdes Guatemala De Carreno(11341 Los Osos Valley Road Apt D, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 ). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Lourdes Guatemala De Carreno. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-25-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 09-25-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2330 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AROMA WELLNESS HEALTH, 725 Embarcadero Suite 103, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Peter M. Delash(660 Napa Ave. Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Peter M. Delash. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-26-17. 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. 09-26-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2331 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CREATIVE KIDS SING AND LEARN, SLO SONG PUBLISHING, 340 Foothill Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Diana Lynn Carter(340 Foothill Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Diana Lynn Carter. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 09-26-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2334 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: STEVEN SMITH ENTERPRISES, 1568 Cucaracha Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Steven Maurice Smith(1568 Cucaracha Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Steven Smith. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 09-26-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

FILE NO. 2017-2338 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/01/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BLAIR ENGINEERING, 710 Fiero Lane #14, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Blair Engineering(710 Fiero Lane #14, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Blair Engineering, Wiley Blair, President This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-26-17. 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. 09-26-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2339 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/11/2013) New Filing The following person is doing business as: VISIT SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, 1334 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau(1334 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau, President & CEO Chuck Davison. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-26-17. 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. 09-26-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2340 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SEEDS, 1133 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Tom & Finn Inc. ( 133 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Tom & Finn Inc, Rammy Aburashed, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-26-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 09-26-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2341 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/27/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ARMANDO’S RESTAURANT, 1000 Olive St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Maura Montero(9270 Avonne Ave. San Simeon, CA 93452). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Maura Montero. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 09-27-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

FILE NO. 2017-2343 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/27/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST CHRISTMAS LIGHTING, CENTRAL COAST CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, 816 Bambi Ct. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Preston Marc Martinez(816 Bambi Ct. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Preston Martinez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 09-27-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2353 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/27/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MAMA BEAR FITNESS, Jaimie Schmidt Photography, 2070 Palomino Dr. Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Jaimie Lynn Schmidt(2070 Palomino Dr. Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Jaimie Lynn Schmidt. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-27-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 09-27-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2355 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/27/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PISMO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, PISMO BEACH PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, 1390 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Fred E. Dotterrer(1390 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Fred Dotterrer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-27-17. 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. 09-27-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2365 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/03/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MICHAEL’S NAILS & SPA, 175 N. Oak Park Blvd, Grover, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Henderson Tran and Lan Xuan Th Nguyen(175 N. Oak Park Blvd, Grover, CA 93433). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/Henderson Tran, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-28-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 09-28-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2368 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/03/2001) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE LEATHER SHOP, 880 Morro Bay Blvd. Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Finn Karstein Hansen(880 Morro Bay Blvd. Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Finn K. Hansen. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-29-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 09-29-22. Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2371 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/29/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MAKE YOUR MARK NOTARY, 481 Dell Court, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Make Your Mark, LLC(481 Dell Court, San Luis Obispo, CA 93449) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/ Make Your Make, LLC. Reena O’Hara, CEO/Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-29-17. 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. 09-29-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2359 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AUTO SOURCE UNLIMITED, 760 S. Frontage Rd, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. John M. Gamboa(1024 Hetrick Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/John M. Gamboa. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-28-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 09-28-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

FILE NO. 2017-2375 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BELLA VITA SENIOR LIVING, 145 Andre Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Amepla Group(23679 Calabasas Road #352, Calabasas, CA 91302) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Amepla Group, Inc. Karoly Robert Budai, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-29-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 09-29-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2364 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2003) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CELESTIAL SOULS HEALING ARTS, 777-C Pismo St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Teresa A. K. Hokulani(1055 Pacific St. #4, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Teresa A. K. Hokulani. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-28-17. 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. 09-28-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2380 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/29/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SUPERIOR GROWING SYSTEMS, 2444 Gerda St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Shaun Kelly(2444 Gerda St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Shaun Kelly. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-29-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 09-29-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2381 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: NIPOMO IMPRINTS & DESIGN, 1730 La Loma Dr, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Brett A. Hall and Jacqlynn C. Hall(1730 La Loma Dr, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/Brett Hall. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-02-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown. 10-02-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2382 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/02/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CHILI PEPPERS, 2121 Broad St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Concepcion Hernandez(2121 Broad St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Concepcion Hernandez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-02-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz. 10-02-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2393 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/02/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ELITE CAR TECHNICAL SERVICE, 1399 14th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Cinthea Thomsley Coleman(1399 14th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402) CA. This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Cinthea T. Coleman, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-03-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 10-03-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2394 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/29/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MORRO SECURE STORAGE, 1020 Quintana Rd, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Scott Newton and Jill M. Newton(215 Santa Fe Ave, Shell Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/Jill M. Newton. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-03-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 10-03-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2397 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HERTZ OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, 901.5 Airport Drive #12, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. SLOCAL, Inc.(901.5 Airport Drive Suite 12, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/SLOCAL, Inc. Mark Eckhaus-President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-03-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 10-03-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2398 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/03/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DAUGEHYDE MUSIC, 668 Branch St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Peter Michael Yelda(668 Branch St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Peter Michael Yelda. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-03-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez. 10-03-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2406 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BEST WESTERN EL RANCHO, 2460 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Twins Bay Inc.(2659 S. Buenos Aires Dr. Covina, CA 91724) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/ Twins Bay Inc. Brian Der Vartanian, V. President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-04-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 10-04-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2408 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: OH SLO GOOD!, 411 Longview Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Julie Ann Kilburn(411 Longview Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Julie Ann Kilburn, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-04-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 10-04-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2418 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: 805 WINDSHEILD REPAIR, 158 N. 10th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Brooke David Gonzales(158 N. 10th Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Brooke Gonzales, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-04-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 10-04-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2419 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE TINTSTITUTE, 12330 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Austin Craig Cook and Micaela Ann Cook(7300 Santa Lucia Rd. Atascadero, CA 93442). This business is conducted by a Married Couple./s/Micaela Ann Cook. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-04-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble. 10-04-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2422 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/25/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SMG BUILDERS, 334 Morro Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Samuel Mitchell Gilliland(334 Morro Ave, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Samuel Gilliland, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 10-05-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2424 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/15/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HOMESHARESLO, 4314 Bridge Street, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Smart Share Housing Solutions, Inc.(4314 Bridge Street, Cambria, CA 93428) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Smart Share Housing Solutions, Inc. Jo Oliver, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 10-05-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2427 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DAHLIA BLUE CLOTHING, 935 Via Palo Place, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Michelle Marie Adkins(935 Via Palo Place, Nipomo, CA 93444) General Partner. Journey Hope Bayne(820 Wadsworth Ave. Pismo Beach, CA 93449) General Partner. This business is conducted by a General Partnership./s/Michelle Adkins, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos. 10-05-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2017-2431 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HARMONY CHAPEL, HARMONY CHAPEL & GARDENS, 2177 Old Creamery Rd. Harmony, CA 93435. San Luis Obispo County. Harmony Town LLC(699 Pacific St. Ste. C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Limited Liability Company./s/Harmony Town, LLC. Tom Halen, President/CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-05-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista. 10-05-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2433 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: …BY M.E.R., 6127 Kathy Ct. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Mercedes Maria Tolentino-Swem(6127 Kathy Ct. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/Mercedes TolentinoSwem, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 10-06-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

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FILE NO. 2017-2436 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/01/2003) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RE/MAX DEL ORO, 857 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Del Oro Properties, Inc.(857 Santa Rosa Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) CA. This business is conducted by a CA Corporation./s/Del Oro Properties, Inc. Randy Steiger, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 10-06-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

FILE NO. 2017-2443 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: 9TH LIMB YOGA, 845 Napa Ave #A, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Khristine Michelle Jones(1126 Market Ave, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by an Individual./s/ Khristine Jones. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 10-06-17. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden. 10-06-22. Oct. 12, 19, 26 & Nov. 2 2017

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: LAURA ANN ROARK CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0343

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: LAURA ANN ROARK A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by EDWARD MICHAEL ROARK in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that EDWARD MICHAEL ROARK be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: January 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Craig S. Ainsworth 1103 Johnson Avenue, Suite C San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 October 5, 12, & 19, 2017

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LegaL Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MARIA DE JESUS GOMEZ CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0319

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: MARIA DE JESUS GOMEZ A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARY H. FELL in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that MARY H. FELL 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: DECEMBER 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Christian E. Iversen 605 13th Street Paso Robles, CA 93446 September 28, October 5, & 12, 2017

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: NANCY I. GILL AkA NANCY GILL, NANCY IRENE GILL, NANCY LUNDSTROM GILL CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0314

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: NANCY I. GILL aka Nancy Gill, aka Nancy Irene Gill, aka Nancy

LegaL Notices Lundstrom Gill A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by RODNEY C. GILL in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that RODNEY C. GILL 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: DECEMBER 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Scott W. Wall Andre, Morris, & Buttery 1102 Laurel Lane San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 October 5, 12, & 19, 2017

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE OCT. 13, 2017

A&G Self Storage, 1173 El Camino Real, #B Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, 805481-1300 The contents of unit 18 (9 x 10) will be sold at auction for nonpayment of rent and other fees. Sealed bids will be accepted until 5 p.m. Oct. 13, 2017. They may be dropped in the mail slot at above address. October 5 & 12, 2017

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS NO. CA-17-773755NJ ORDER NO.: 170237230-CA-VOI

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/26/2012. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE 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

LegaL Notices union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial C ode and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the accrued principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor (s): DORIS L. LEWIS, SURVIVING JOINT TENANT Recorded: 2/2/2012 as Instrument No. 2012006099 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, California; Date of Sale: 11/20/2017 at 11:00AM Place of Sale: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, located at 1087 Santa Rosa Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 Amount of accrued balance and other charges: $453,730.82 The purported property address is: 1252 Futura Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 Legal Description: Please be advised that the legal description set forth on the Deed of Trust is in error. The legal description of the property secured by the Deed of Trust is more properly set forth and made part of Exhibit “A” as attached hereto. PARCEL 1: BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE WEST HALF OF LOT 28 OF POMEROY’S RESUBDIVISION OF A PART OF THE LOS BERROS TRACT, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, RECORDED SEPTEMBER 26, 1903 IN BOOK A, PAGE 109 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF THE WEST HALF OF LOT 28; THENCE FOLLOWING THE BOUNDARY OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF THE WEST HALF OF LOT 28 SOUTH 48° 00’ 00” WEST 264.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 42° 00’ 00” WEST, 673.86 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID BOUNDARY NORTH 52° 28’ 21” EAST 264.81 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID SOUTH HALF OF THE WEST HALF OF LOT 28; THENCE FOLLOWING SAID EAST LINE SOUTH 42° 00’ 00” EAST 653.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING PARCEL 2: AN EASEMENT 20 FEET IN WIDTH FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS, PUBLIC UTILITIES, AND INCIDENTAL PURPOSES OVER AND ACROSS THAT PORTION OF PARCELS C AND D OF PARCEL MAP CO75103, IN THE COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP RECORDED JULY 1, 1977 IN BOOK 23, PAGE 31 OF PARCEL MAPS, AND THAT PORTION OF THE NORTH HALF OF THE WEST HALF OF LOT 21 IN DIVISION C OF POMEROY’S RESUBDIVISION OF A PART OF THE LOS BERROS TRACT, ACCORDING TO MAP RECORDED SEPTEMBER 26, 1903 IN BOOK A, PAGE 109 OF MAPS, IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAID COUNTY, THE CENTERLINE OF WHICH IS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AT A POINT IN THE CENTER OF A CUL-DE-SAC AS DICTATED TO THE PUBLIC FOR PUBLIC USE AS SHOWN ON PARCEL MAP CO-75-103, AS PER MAP RECORDED JULY 1, 1977 IN BOOK 23, PAGE 31 OF PARCEL MAPS; THENCE NORTH 41° 46’ 00” WEST, 47.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE PERIMETER OF SAID CUL-DE-SAC, SAID POINT BEING THE TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING OF CENTERLINE; THENCE NORTH 38° 02’ 20” WEST 282.65 FEET; THENCE NORTH 16° 30’ 00” EAST, 341.73 FEET; THENCE NORTH 42° 00’ 00” WEST 99.48 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTHEASTERLY LINE OF LOT 28 IN DIVISION C OF POMEROY’S RESUBDIVISION OF A PART OF THE LOS BERROS TRACT, ACCORDING TO MAP RECORDED SEPTEMBER 26, 1903 IN BOOK A, PAGE 109 OF MAPS, SAID POINT

LegaL Notices BEING THE POINT OF TERMINATION. THE SIDE LINES OF SAID EASEMENT SHALL BE LENGTHENED OR SHORTENED TO INTERSECT WITH THE PERIMETER OF SAID CUL-DE-SAC. SAID EASEMENT IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF AND APPURTENANT TO PARCEL 1 HEREIN DESCRIBED. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 091-081-061 NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this Notice of Sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http://www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the trustee: CA-17-773755-NJ . 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 trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. 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. 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. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 411 Ivy Street San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 916939-0772 O r Login to: http:// www.qualityloan.com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA-17-773755-NJ IDSPub #0131950 10/5/2017 10/12/2017 10/19/2017

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LegaL Notices NOTICE SUMMONS NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): BRIAN L. TILLISCH, AN INDIVIDUAL; AND DOES 1 THROUGH 20, INCLUSIVE YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): GOLDEN EAGLE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, A FEDERALLY CHARTERED CREDIT UNION CASE NUMBER: 17LC0296

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

LegaL Notices un acuerdo ao una consesion de artitraje en un caso dce derecho civll. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NUMBER: 17LC-0296 The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO 1035 Palm Street, Room 385 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Thomas J. Prenovost, Jr., SBN 77813 Karel Rocha, SBN 212413 Prenovost, Normandin, Bergh, & Dawe 2122 North Broadway, Suite 200, Santa Ana, CA 92706-2614 Date: 04-26-2017 By:. K. Martin /s/ Michael Powell, Deputy Clerk September 14, 21, 29, & October 5, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CV-0495

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Sandra Diane Loflin-Duran for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Sandra Diane Loflin-Duran PROPOSED NAME: Sandra Diane Loflin 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: 10/26/2017, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 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: September 12, 2017 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera of the Superior Court Sept. 21, 28 & Oct. 5, 12 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 17CV-0511

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Rachel Beth Borgquist for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Rachel Beth Borgquist PROPOSED NAME: Rachel Beth Million 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: 11/01/2017, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 at the Superior Court of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: September 20, 2017 /s/:Charles S. Crandall of the Superior Court Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

LegaL Notices STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-2204 OLD FILE NO. 2012-2040 COOKIE CROCK WAREHOUSEARROYO GRANDE, 1221 E. Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 08-31-2012. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Alpine Colony Enterprises, Inc. (1240 Knollwood Dr. Cambria, CA 93428). This business was conducted by a Corporation./s/Alpine Colony Enterprises, Inc. Del Clegg, Jr. President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-11-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By S. Bolden, Deputy Clerk. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2017-2286 OLD FILE NO. 2017-1000 COASTAL COMMERCIAL GROUP, 350 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 04-182017. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Howard Hess(350 James Way, Pismo Beach, CA 93449) and Craig Losee(962 Mill St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business was conducted by a General Partnership./s/Howard Hess. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 09-21-2017. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By JF. Brown, Deputy Clerk. Sept. 28 & Oct. 5, 12, 19 2017

SUMMONS(FAMILY LAW) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT(NAME): CHRISTA LEE ORNDOFF YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. PETITIONER’S NAME IS: LARRY PAUL ORNDOFF CASE NUMBER: BFL-17003489

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 are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. 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. 1. The name and address of the court are: Superior Court of California 1215 Truxton Avenue Bakersfied, CA 93301 2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney are: Typed by Divorce City 911 for Larry Paul Orndoff C/O 2200 El Portal, Unit 31 Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-230-6934 Date: August 3, 2017 /s/Terry McNally, Clerk, by /s/R. Torres, Deputy September 21, 28, October 5, & 12, 2017

LegaL Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CHRISTINE M. GRECO CASE NUMBER: 17PR - 0284 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: CHRISTINE M. GRECO A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GERALDINE ALBERTINI in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that GERALDINE ALBERTINI 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: NOVEMBER 21, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Martha B. Spalding 215 South Main Street Templeton, CA 93464 October 12, 19, & 26, 2017

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): In his book The Logic of Failure, Dietrich Dorner discusses the visionaries who built the Aswan Dam in Egypt. Their efforts brought an abundance of cheap electricity to millions of people. But the planners didn’t take into account some of the important effects of their innovation. For example, the Nile River below the dam no longer flooded its banks or fertilized the surrounding land every year. As a result, farmers had to resort to chemical fertilizers at great expense. Water pollution increased. Marine life suffered because of the river’s diminished nutrients. I hope this thought will motivate you to carefully think through the possible consequences of decisions you’re contemplating. I guarantee that you can avoid the logic of failure and instead implement the logic of success. But to do so, you’ll have to temporarily resist the momentum that has been carrying you along. You’ll have to override the impatient longing for resolution.

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(April 20-May 20): Are you primed to seek out new colleagues and strengthen your existing alliances? Are you curious about what it would take to infuse your best partnerships with maximum emotional intelligence? From an astrological perspective, the next nine weeks will be a favorable time to do these things. You will have opportunities to deepen your engagement with collaborators who cultivate integrity and communicate effectively. It’s possible you may feel shy about pursuing at least one of the potential new connections. But I urge you to press ahead anyway. Though you may be less ripe than they are, their influence will have a catalytic effect on you, sparking you to develop at an accelerated rate.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “I was satisfied with haiku until I met you,” Dean Young tells a new lover in his poem “Changing Genres.” But Young goes on to say that he’s no longer content with that terse genre. “Now I want a Russian novel,” he proclaims, “a 50-page description of you sleeping, another 75 of what you think staring out a window.” He yearns for a story line about “a fallen nest, speckled eggs somehow uncrushed, the sled outracing the wolves on the steppes, the huge glittering ball where all that matters is a kiss at the end of a dark hall.” I bring Young’s meditations to your attention, Gemini, because I suspect that you, too, are primed to move into a more expansive genre with a more sumptuous plot.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Statistical evidence suggests that Fridays falling on the 13th of the month are safer than other Fridays. The numbers of fires and traffic accidents are lower then, for example. I find this interesting in light of your current situation. According to my analysis, this October’s Friday the 13th marks a turning point in your ongoing efforts to cultivate stability and security. On this day, as well as the seven days before and seven days after, you should receive especially helpful clues about the future work you can do to feel even safer and more protected than you already do.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Too much propaganda and not enough real information are circulating through your personal sphere. You’re tempted to traffic in stories that are rooted more in fear than insight. Gossip and hype and delusion are crowding out useful facts. No wonder it’s a challenge for you to sort out the truths from the half-truths! But I predict that you will thrive anyway. You’ll discover helpful clues lodged in the barrage of bunkum. You’ll pluck pithy revelations from amidst the distracting ramblings. Somehow you will manage to be both extra sensitive and super-discriminating.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A journalist named Jenkin Lloyd Jones coined the term “Afghanistanism,” which he defined as “concentrating on problems in distant parts of the world while ignoring controversial local issues.” I want to urge you Virgos to avoid engaging in a personal version of

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “I am more interested in human beings than in writing,” said author Anais Nin, “more interested in lovemaking than in writing, more interested in living than in writing. More interested in becoming a work of art than in creating one.” I invite you to adopt that perspective as your own for the next 12 months, Libra. During this upcoming chapter of your story, you can generate long-lasting upgrades if you regard your life as a gorgeous masterpiece worthy of your highest craftsmanship.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio actress Tara Reid told the magazine Us Weekly about how her cosmetic surgeries had made her look worse than she had been in her natural state. “I’ll never be perfect again,” she mourned. I bring this up in the hope that it will inspire you. In my astrological opinion, you’re at a tuning point when it’s crucial to appreciate and foster everything about yourself that’s natural and innate and soulfully authentic. Don’t fall sway to artificial notions about how you could be more perfect than you already are.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I didn’t go to work today. I woke up late, lingered over a leisurely breakfast, and enjoyed a long walk in the autumn woods. When I found a spot that filled me with a wild sense of peace, I asked my gut wisdom what I should advise you Sagittarians to attend to. And my gut wisdom told me that you should temporarily escape at least one of your duties for at least three days. (Escaping two duties for four days would be even better.) My gut wisdom also suggested that you get extra sleep, enjoy leisurely meals, and go on long walks to spots that fill you with a wild sense of peace. There you should consult your gut wisdom about your top dilemmas.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A snail climbed to the top of a big turtle’s shell as it was sleeping under a bush. When the turtle awoke and began to lumber away in search of food, the snail was at first alarmed but eventually thrilled by how fast they were going and how far they were able to travel. “Wheeee!” the snail thought to itself. I suspect, Capricorn, that this little tale is a useful metaphor for what you can look forward to in the coming weeks.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): “If these years have taught me anything, it is this,” wrote novelist Junot Díaz. “You can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.” That’s your plucky wisdom for the coming weeks, Aquarius. You have arrived at a pivotal phase in your life cycle when you can’t achieve liberation by fleeing, avoiding, or ignoring. To commune with the only kind of freedom that matters, you must head directly into the heart of the commotion. You’ve got to feel all the feelings stirred up by the truths that rile you up.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): J. Allan Hobson is a scientist of sleep who does research at Harvard. He says we dream all the time, not just at night. Our subconscious minds never stop churning out streams of images. During the waking hours, though, our conscious minds operate at such intensity that the lower-level flow mostly stays subliminal. At least that’s the normal state of affairs. But I suspect your dreamgenerator is running so hot right now that its stories may leak into your waking awareness. This could be disconcerting. Without the tips I’m giving you here, you might worry you were going daft. Now that you know, I hope you’ll tap into the undercurrent to glean some useful intuitions. A word to the wise: The information that pops up won’t be logical or rational. It will be lyrical and symbolic, like dreams. ∆

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