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February 15 - February 22, 2018 VOLUME 32, NUMBER 30

Editor’s note

This week Weddings issue Capturing SLO County newlyweds....16 Be engaged for as long as you want ......................................... 18 Making old rings into something new...............................20 Have cannabis at your wedding ....23 Doughnuts are the new cake.........24 Find the vendors for your big day ....26 The Central Coast Wedding Games ..30

news Local author violates book association harassment code ..........4

opinion We need to protect SLO County’s coast ............................... 10

arts CINEMA: Living well and the age of wisdom................................46 STAGE: Laugh by the sea ..............48

flavor WINE: Beachy vintages from Cambria .................................55

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t was about time that we made the transition from Brides to an annual Weddings issue, because we know that the bride is only one part of a Central Coast wedding. The content contained within is just as sweet as it was before—we promise. Read about a photographer whose images are as QUINTISSENTIAL SLOtography unique as the couples he captures [16] ; owner Blake why an engagement can be as long or short Andrews photographs as you wish [18] ; a jeweler who makes multiple family heirlooms new again [20] ; the best weddings in the same place, but way to incorporate pot into your celebration said that each [23]; the new sweet treat taking over for couple, such as Naseem and cakes [24] ; who you’re going to call for help Alex, makes their images unique. on the big day [26] ; and how vendors are competing to be the best in the biz [28]. This week, you can also catch stories about a local author accused of sexual harassment [4] ; a Poly professor who captured the wisdom of those who’ve lived a full life [46] ; some laugh-outloud lines from By the Sea Productions’ latest play [48] ; and how the sea breeze has shaped the wines from SLO County’s closest vineyard to the ocean [55].

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art Artifacts ....................... 46 Split Screen.................. 50 Reviews and Times ..... 50 Get Out! ....................... 54

the rest Classifieds.....................57 Real Estate ...................57 Brezsny’s Astrology.... 63

Events calendar Hot Dates ..................... 31 Special Events .............. 31 Arts ............................... 31 Culture & Lifestyle ....... 36 Food & Drink ............... 39 cover photo by Blake Andrews cover design by Alex Zuniga

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an Luis Obispo-based author Jay Asher, known best for his young adult novel 13 Reasons Why and the Netflix show of the same name, has been expelled from the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) amid accusations of sexual harassment. SCBWI announced the decision Monday on its Facebook page and in statements made to the Associated Press after mostly anonymous online comments blew up on a January School Library Journal article, “Children’s publishing reckons with sexual assault in its ranks.” Over the weekend of Feb. 11, those comments called out some prominent male young adult authors including Asher and illustrator David Diaz for using SCBWI conferences and events allegedly to target female authors. It is unclear exactly why or when Asher was removed from the SCBWI. New Times obtained a formal complaint that was sent to the book writers’ organization and its executive director, Lin Oliver, in spring of 2017 complaining of Asher’s conduct. Several anonymous female authors who said they all had affairs with Asher signed the letter. “This letter’s purpose is not one of vengeance, but rather to make the leadership aware of how Mr. Asher is using SCBWI to lure women into friendships and then affairs,” the letter states. “Mr. Asher speaks around the country about mental health and treating people with respect and kindness, yet continues to regularly destroy the mental health of many women, and he has taken advantage of women who are themselves depressed. … We simply would like SCBWI to be aware of what has happened over the last seven years and do something to prevent it from happening to other SCBWI

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women/authors/agents.” Oliver and the organization responded to the complaint by saying that it took the allegations seriously and had a formal sexual harassment policy. “SCBWI remains committed to the idea that all members should feel comfortable and safe attending SCBWI events,” the organization wrote in the response. “The most efficient way to get your desired outcome of ensuring that Mr. Asher will not attend SCBWI events was to simply contact Mr. Asher and his representative and request that he not attend SCBWI events. We did so and Mr. Asher has agreed not to attend SCBWI events for the indefinite future.” Oliver declined to comment on whether or not Asher was still with the organization when New Times reached out last year. She again declined to comment when New Times contacted her on Feb. 12, referring us to a statement she made to the Associated Press. “Both Jay Asher and David Diaz were found to have violated the SCBWI code of conduct in regard to harassment,” Oliver said. “Claims against them were investigated and, as a result, they are no longer members and neither will be appearing at any SCBWI events in the future.” While Asher declined to speak directly with New Times, his spokesperson, Tamara Taylor, said that Asher was not banned from the SCBWI and is a current member of the organization. She called Oliver’s statements to the Associated Press “completely false,” and said that Asher voluntarily agreed to stop attending the organization’s conferences in 2017 as a response “to many years of harassment from a group of authors with whom he had consensual relationships that ended with some hurt feelings when they learned about each other.”

Supervisor Adam Hill scales back duties to address depression Embattled San Luis Obispo County 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill announced he’s taking time off from his professional duties to address a “lifelong” struggle with depression. “I’ll be taking some time to reflect on repairing my relationships with people I love and associate with,” Hill announced in a statement on Feb. 9. “I will maintain as much of a public schedule as possible while getting myself in better shape emotionally and physically.” Hill said he doesn’t plan to resign. But the extent to which Hill will be scaling back his supervisorial work is unclear. While he said he’s still “trying to be responsive” to constituents, Hill didn’t say whether he’d attend the next Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 20. “I don’t have any plans to go or not go,” Hill told New Times. “I don’t want to go back until I feel I have at least some better methods of coping so I don’t fall into patterns that I’m familiar with.” Government code does not limit the number

ACCUSED Local author Jay Asher, whose young adult novel 13 Reasons Why became a Netflix series, is the latest figure in entertainment to face allegations of sexual misconduct connected with the #MeToo movement.

Taylor also claimed that Oliver told Asher to keep his membership going in 2017 after he let it lapse. Asher’s best selling novel turned Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, focuses on Hannah Baker, a young girl who struggles with depression and ultimately commits suicide due to bullying. Fellow SCBWI author and former friend of Asher, Eve Porinchak took to Facebook Monday to ask Asher to stop gaslighting his accusers. “I’m asking you to please STOP with the projection of your poor choices and actions onto your victims,” Porinchak wrote. “What you did was not harassment. It was worse. … It’s ironic that you’ve taken your anti-bullying stance and used it to shield yourself from being accused.” ∆ —Ryah Cooley and Camillia Lanham of excused absences a supervisor can have, according to the County Counsel’s Office. Hill’s decision came amid controversy— three days after one of his constituents, Pismo Beach resident Mark Burnes, made public a Facebook message from Hill telling him to “fuck off.” Burnes read the message aloud to the Board of Supervisors during a public comment period on Feb. 6. Responding to a letter by Burnes published in The Tribune on Feb. 3 in which he briefly criticized Hill’s “antics and attitude,” Hill wrote, “thanks but no thanks for your stupid letter” and added Burnes was, “all talk, no balls.” The spat was just the latest example of Hill sparring with constituents. In November, Hill mocked SLO resident Keith Gurnee, a longtime critic, for having a “bad crush” on him. In the Feb. 9 statement announcing his leave, Hill said his depression “manifests itself in heightened states of anger and anguish” and that it “expresses itself bluntly in frustrated outbursts.” He told New Times he’s seeking counseling and that he’s resisted professional help during his nine-year tenure as supervisor NEWS continued page 7


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YouTuber mulls legal action after Morro Bay police chief run-in

A self-styled citizen journalist who filmed a physical confrontation with Morro Bay Police Chief Greg Allen and another officer says he is considering taking legal action against the city. Nathanial Thomas, a Santa Maria man who posts videos of himself filming at various government facilities, says he believes the incident, which ended with Allen and Morro Bay Police Officer Greg Gruitch forcing him to the ground and handcuffing him, violated his rights. “This was obviously a physical assault,” Thomas told New Times. “I have legal representation already. We are going to file a claim against the city. We are possibly going to pursue criminal charges as well.” Thomas, who films at police stations, military installations, and other government buildings in what he and others call “First Amendment audits,” said he was confronted by Allen and Gruitch after filming both outside and inside the Morro Bay police station on Feb. 6. A short clip of the confrontation, filmed by Thomas, begins with Gruitch stating that Thomas committed a misdemeanor crime by filming inside the police station, though he cannot cite a specific penal code. Thomas responds that he’s filming in the lobby, which is a public space. After Gruitch asks for Thomas’ name and identification, Thomas refuses. The video ends with the two officers grabbing Thomas and forcing him to the ground after he refuses to identify himself and asks to speak to his lawyer. “I hit my head on the concrete,” Thomas said. “I saw stars.” Thomas said he was handcuffed and placed in a police car for about 45 minutes to an hour before he was released without any charges. According to a statement from the Morro Bay Police Department, Allen

VIEWER DISCRETION detained Thomas out of a concern for officer safety, stating he had “an immediate concern for the safety of police employees based on his personal knowledge of past attacks on stations.” In Thomas’ video, Allen raises concerns that Thomas was filming around the back of the station, where officers enter and exit the facility. “I have officer safety concerns for my officers,” Allen said in the video. “In a lot of towns we have people all the time, and we’re not accusing you of this, but [they] may not have the best intentions for our officers.” The department’s statement said that Thomas was released after an investigation into his identity and actions “revealed he posed no public safety threat.” Allen did not respond to New Times’ request for comment. Despite Allen’s concerns, Thomas said he still had a right to film the station, noting that he only filmed the station from public areas. “They were obviously ignorant of the law,” he said. “They are going to be held accountable for that.” —Chris McGuinness

Three-story hotel proposed in Cayucos denied

On Feb. 7, the California Coastal Commission denied a controversial hotel project in Cayucos that had been under discussion for more than a decade. Landowner Franco DeCicco pitched the three-story, 19-room hotel in southern Cayucos as a low-cost family destination. The property on Old Creek Road and Ocean Boulevard currently houses Sunfire Gallery Art and Glass. But many residents in the Old Creek Road neighborhood—and throughout Cayucos—staunchly opposed the project as being too big and out of character with the community. “If you look at the houses around it and then picture the three-story block—it is not compatible with this neighborhood. It just isn’t,” Cayucos Citizens Advisory Council President John Carsel told the commissioners on Feb. 7. “Cayucos values tremendously its funkiness. ... Once we start getting these three-story units ... we’re not going to be that anymore. We’re going to be Newport Beach.” In a packed meeting room in Cambria, the commission sided with the concerned residents, voting 10-2 to deny the project. It wasn’t the first time the Coastal Commission had objected to the hotel. When SLO County first approved the project in 2008, it got appealed to the Coastal Commission. In 2009, the Coastal Commission found substantial issues with its mass and scale. In response, DeCicco sued the Coastal Commission, arguing that the county’s approval of the hotel should not have been appealable to the Coastal Commission. The commission won that lawsuit, and in 2015, DeCicco began reconfiguring the hotel to house fewer units on the top floor, reduce the overall occupancy of the hotel, and move parking to an underground lot. DeCicco’s representative Chuck Stevenson told New Times that the new project appeared to meet the Coastal Commission’s concerns and was within the bounds of land-use policies. “It met every standard,” Stevenson said. Supporters of the hotel included SLO County 5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold and Tax Assessor Tom Bordonaro,

who both wrote statements of support to the Coastal Commission citing the positive economic impacts. But many more attending the commission hearing stood against it, including Cayucos resident and SLO County 2nd District Supervisor Bruce Gibson. “It is grossly out of scale for the residential neighborhood for which it is proposed,” Gibson said. “Almost 40 percent of the houses and condos in Cayucos are either second homes or shortterm rentals. … This has a profound effect on neighborhood character already.” Stevenson said DeCicco is putting any plans for his property on hold in the wake of the commission’s denial. —Peter Johnson

School district approves Cayucos transfer agreement

After years of discussion, Coast Unified School District was the last to approve an agreement that establishes a process for Cayucos students to transfer to San Luis Coastal Unified School District (SLCUDS) schools. The memorandum of understanding approved at the district’s Feb. 8 meeting allows inter-district transfers from Cayucos Elementary School to choose whether they want to attend schools in San Luis Coastal or Coast Unified after graduating the K-8—and the money will follow the student to their preferred school. Those dollars previously stayed with Coast Unified. The agreement also allows some Coast Unified funds to follow students from Cayucos, Coast, and San Luis Coastal for grades six through eight. There will be a three-year phasing period. This year, 22 percent of funds will follow the students, 55 percent will follow next year, and the full amount is set for the third year. Victoria Schumacher, the Coast Unified School District superintendent, said the agreement represents an important step for Coast to retain funding for students who reside in San Simeon, Cambria, Harmony, and Cayucos. The board unanimously approved the memorandum without discussion. Schumacher said Coast board members attended several of the Cayucos district’s board meetings. She said that Coast Board President Samuel Shalhoub and Board Clerk Del Clegg provided her with direction as the districts developed the memorandum. “We believe that this interagency agreement was finally approved based on the high level of collaboration among the three superintendents and good will across all three school districts to benefit all of our students,” Schumacher said. Cayucos Superintendent Scott Smith said, “I was fortunate to have collaborative

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superintendents in both districts that were willing to work on [the memorandum] together.” The next step for Smith is working with San Luis Coastal and Coast Unified to provide parents with a guide to the new inter-district transfer process. —Karen Garcia

Coastal Commission approves Grover Beach dispensaries

Plans to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in Grover Beach got the thumbs up from the California Coastal Commission, bringing the city’s goal of welcoming the burgeoning industry one step closer to reality. The members of the commission unanimously concurred with its staff’s recommendation on Feb. 7 to approve proposed modifications to the city’s Local Coastal Program (LCP) implementation plan to include standards for commercial cannabis uses and activities. The commission initially approved the city’s cannabis ordinance in July 2017, but the modification was necessary to reflect changes in state law regarding recreational use that went into effect in January, and to expand the number of dispensaries allowed in the city from two to four, according to commission staff. The commission’s thumbs up is necessary because the part of the city that’s zoned for commercial cannabis businesses, including manufacturing, distribution, testing, and retail businesses, falls within the its coastal commercial and coastal industrial zones. The green light from the commission comes as two commercial cannabis companies are working toward opening the first brick-and-mortar medical dispensaries in the city. At a Jan. 22 meeting, the Grover Beach City Council approved development applications and commercial medical cannabis permits for The Monarch and Natural Healing Center. The Monarch will be located at 239 South 3rd St. and feature 1,686 square feet of retail space, as well as 675 square feet for manufacturing uses and 2,892 feet for storage and delivery. The Monarch did not respond to a request from New Times asking when the dispensary would be open to the public. Natural Healing Center, the second business to receive a commercial cannabis permit, will be located at 998 Huston St., and include a 4,141-square-foot retail space, 4,083 square feet for manufacturing, a 4,628-square-foot space for cultivation, and 5,133 square feet for storage and distribution. Natural Healing Center executive team member Helios Dayspring told New Times that the company plans to open the dispensary by April 15. Δ —Chris McGuinness

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urn on the news channel, tune into local public radio, or pick up the newspaper and almost every day, you’ll find stories about immigration— positive or negative. The most recent local news that made headlines was a Grover Beach mother of three who was deported, leaving her children to pick up the pieces. Rick Mayfield, the principal of Pacheco Elementary School in SLO, sees his students affected by the current environment surrounding immigration. “Anything that bothers children and inhibits them from coming to school, being happy, open to learning, and being able to focus on learning. In that regard, it bothers me,” Mayfield said. It hurts the entire surrounding community—the students and their families. When something hinders a student from learning, he said the district comes together to connect that student or their family with services. “Our mission is to educate students, of course, but there are a lot of things that affect that,” he said. “So, as a district, if students are lacking in food, we have connections to the food bank and we connect them to those services.” Right now, Mayfield is seeing the immigration discussion impacting the families of his students in a big way— ultimately impacting the students. Mayfield said it’s important that his community has accurate information about immigration as well as an individual’s rights. Therefore, the elementary school and the San Luis Coastal Unified School District and District English Learner Advisory Committee are hosting a public meeting called Immigration, the Law, and Your Rights on Feb. 22. “Our goal has always been for families to feel safe sending their children to school, and we have always prioritized clean and open communication,” he said. The meeting is meant to give parents and guardians more knowledge about the current situation regarding immigration law and deportation enforcement. Speakers for the meeting include: local U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), San Luis Obispo Police Department Chief Deanna Cantrell, Javier Cerritos of the Mexican Consulate, immigration attorney Amber Heffner, and Dawn Addis, founder of the Women’s March SLO. The meeting will cover updates on federal law and practice regarding immigration enforcement, local law enforcement

interaction with federal immigration since the Sanctuary State Bill passed, what families can do, how to look for an attorney, and accurate information on school district interaction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “Attendees should expect a message of support. You know we are here as a community to support every member that is here, regardless of their immigration status. It’s not for us to check,” he said. An incident that worried many of families and students in Mayfield’s school involved three undocumented immigrants who were detained in San Luis Obispo on Jan. 24. “Inaccurate words spread quickly that there were road stops set up for people and they were doing sweeps, even going to schools,” he said. “We quickly verified that it was not correct; it was three isolated arrests that were made.” After getting the correct information out there, he realized that it’s imperative for the community to have accurate information and know their rights. “A lot of times people hear things and the word spreads but it’s not accurate information. We always want to make sure our families always have accurate information,” Mayfield said. The meeting will be held at Pacheco Elementary School in San Luis Obispo, in the multipurpose room from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information visit pa.slcusd.org or call (805) 596-4081.

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BY ANDREW CHRISTIE

This island SLO Partisanship is affecting oil politics in SLO, and it’s not in favor of coastal protection

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artisan politics aside,” the Sacramento Bee bravely editorialized last month, “no Californian should want to see our coastline put at risk.” As it turns out, Sacramento is a long way from SLO. If you looked us up in a dictionary of California coastal politics right now, our entry would look like this: “SLO County, n. – Central Coast political entity isolated from the mainstream by two conservative supervisors.” The occasion for the Bee’s seemingly common-sense observation was the Jan. 4 announcement by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that the Trump administration is now pursuing a plan to open up 90 percent of the Outer Continental Shelf, including the length of the California coast, for leasing by oil and gas companies. This reversal of longstanding policy formed over decades of bipartisan agreement triggered immediate outrage from residents and elected officials of virtually every affected coastal state— which is to say, those not breathing the air inside the chambers of the SLO County Board of Supervisors. The Sacramento Bee had not reckoned with the extreme difficulties that three of our supervisors would encounter when asked to consider drafting a resolution affirming the desire of the board to protect our coast from intensified oil and gas drilling, a proposal that was put before them at their Feb. 6 meeting.

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Supervisor Bruce Gibson (2nd District) made a motion to ask staff to come back with a draft for the board’s consideration. Supervisors Debbie Arnold (5th District) and Lynn Compton (4th District) let the motion die for lack of a second. Compton, per New Times (“Supervisors decline to take stance on offshore drilling,” Feb. 8), explained her lack of interest in weighing in on the largest proposed expansion of offshore oil drilling in U.S. history by citing “her vote last February in favor of a letter sent to U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke affirming the county’s support for Measure A and her vote denying the Phillips 66 rail spur extension.” I’ll get to Measure A later. That Feb. 28, 2017, letter from the board was in fact to U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), not Secretary Zinke, expressing the support of the board for Carbajal’s bill seeking to ban oil and gas leasing off the coast of California. It was political cover for Arnold and Compton’s opposition to the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. But in a peculiar move, it was signed by the board’s then-Vice Chair Adam Hill (3rd District supervisor), not then-Chairperson Compton, who was content to leave her name in the group letterhead rather than assume the chair’s customary leadership role when a letter is sent on behalf of the board. Arnold’s excuse for declining to take a stand, as told to New Times, was this: “[The] ideology of an elected board kind of

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ebbs and flows, and Measure A levels that out in that if there’s ever a proposal for offshore oil leasing in this county, it’s got to go through the people to be viable.” This is somehow a reason why SLO County is not joining the hundreds of local governments in the state in going on the record against the Trump/ Zinke offshore oil leasing program. And mysteriously, Arnold’s ideological logic did not apply when the board sent that Feb. 28 letter to Carbajal in support of his bill. Half of that letter was taken up with extolling the virtues of Measure A, and the other half commended Carbajal for introducing his bill, so apparently we do need something else besides Measure A. Or Compton and Arnold knew we needed it then but have sort of forgotten that we need it even more now. Measure A is a 30-year-old local

leasing along the coast in the manner offered by the Chumash Sanctuary; drilling rigs could still go in and pipelines simply be routed to go ashore to connect with currently operating facilities in Santa Barbara County, thus avoiding any local control over our offshore waters.” Also, in a word: tankers. It’s a shame Compton and Arnold didn’t make it to the West Coast premiere of Shore Stories on Feb. 3, hosted by Sierra Club, ECOSLO, Surfrider, and the Coalition to Protect SLO County at French Hospital’s Copeland Pavilion. Six short films reduced many in the audience to tears with personal stories of ordinary people forced to live with oil spills, or rising up to block proposed offshore lease sales and protect their communities. The films must be seen to fully grasp the distance between the elected officials they

… right now, in an election year, it’s important to distinguish the I-gave-at-the-office lip service of the fatally compromised from the actions of those willing to take action. ordinance requiring a vote before onshore infrastructure can be built to service offshore oil rigs. The same supervisors also clung to Measure A like a magic talisman when justifying their opposition to the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary one year ago. At that time, Richard Charter, a senior fellow with the Ocean Foundation, had the following to say about Measure A in the Santa Barbara Independent: “This local ordinance applies only to land and will not and cannot preclude federal offshore

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Where should the bathrooms at the remodeled Pismo Beach pier go?

Management know that the Commission was “outraged to learn that BOEM had recklessly threatened the health of California’s coastal environment and the future of its multi-trillion dollar economy by proposing to expand drilling off the coast.” It urged the administration, “in the strongest possible terms, to remove any proposed OCS [outer continental shelf] oil and gas leasing off the California coast.” Then there’s the distance between Rep. Kevin McCarthy and his constituents, who, when they have asked him to oppose the Trump offshore oil plan, have gotten a form letter from their Congressman informing them that he has “long supported an all-of-the-above approach to energy development,” he has “noted your comments and will keep them in mind as the 115th Congress continues,” and that there will be “significant public comment opportunities” before the plan is put into effect. So it’s kind of tough to get past “Partisan politics aside …” when the Sacramento Bee makes its plea for coastal protection. It wasn’t always this way. As former Monterey Congressman Leon Panetta recently recalled in the LA Times, “Since the 1980s, California congressional representatives of both parties have reflected their constituents’ views and united to defend our coast. Unfortunately, at the end of January, when 36 Democratic members of Congress from California signed a letter to Zinke urging him to withdraw his proposal, no Republicans joined the effort.” Hence there will be no way to measure the distance between the SLO supervisors chambers and the county courthouse plaza across the street on Feb. 21, when Congressman Salud Carbajal will be holding a Community Event to Oppose Offshore Oil and remind people to send in their comments to BOEM regarding the offshore leasing program. (Wednesday, Feb. 21, at noon, 1050 Monterey St., SLO.) We may wish to wax nostalgic on the days when “representatives of both parties have reflected their constituents’ views and united to defend our coast,” but right now, in an election year, it’s important to distinguish the I-gaveat-the-office lip service of the fatally compromised from the actions of those willing to take action. If ever there was a time for this island SLO to send up a flare in hope of rescue and a return to the mainland, it’s now. ∆ Andrew Christie is director of the Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club. Send comments through the editor at clanham@ newtimesslo.com.

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Let’s get rid of partisanship in county politics

During 4th District Supervisor Lynn Compton’s interview on Dave Congalton Hometown Radio (Jan. 2, 2018) she was asked whether there would be any change in the tenor on the Board of Supervisors if she is re-elected. Ms. Compton readily admitted that wouldn’t change. Furthermore, she refused to accept any responsibility in the board’s dysfunction when she innocently begged listeners to “ ... point out what I’m doing that is so egregious.” Is she clueless that the her lockstep consistent 3-2 voting with 1st District Supervisor John Peschong and

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36% One on each side of the pier’s entrance. They will be close and easy to access. 30% Don’t ruin my view. Put them off to the side of the pier near the hotels. 26% I don’t care where they go, I’m just glad we are getting new ones. 8%

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5th District Supervisor Debbie Arnold on almost every vote is egregious? When further asked whether that pattern would continue, Ms. Compton cavalierly replied “I don’t know. I vote the way I feel I should vote.” She fails to reassure any of us that her decisions will ever be based on fairness and fact rather than her political ideology. Clearly, she has forgotten the mandate in her job description that says she will serve the needs of the community, not her party. On the contrary, she actually stated, “This is a democracy, majority rules, and it’s too bad if you don’t like it.” And that’s the epitome of partisan politics. Nothing will change if she is reelected. We need to get partisan politics out of our Board of Supervisors. Ronda McKible Nipomo

The county should reconsider Community Choice Energy

As members of the Earth Care Committee at St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, we consider wise stewardship of the resources in this county a sacred responsibility. We share this as Christians with all the major spiritual traditions of the world. Two years ago, several of our members attended and spoke at a Board of Supervisors meeting where a feasibility study for a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program was approved for our county. We were happy about this action. CCE programs have been shown to make sense, and thus they are growing rapidly across this state. Marin, Sonoma, and San Francisco counties, for example, have ones successfully in place, and many others, like Los Angeles, Monterey, and Santa Cruz, will add them by the end of this year. CCE programs are demonstrably saving both energy—important in these days of climate change, and money— important for cash-strapped local governments. With the Diablo Power Plant closing, the need to develop a viable energy program with significant economic benefits has now become urgent. Thus our disbelief and dismay at learning of the board’s recent rejection of the study that found a CCE would likely be feasible for SLO County. We ask them to reconsider this decision and allow more information to be examined. Earth Care Committee members: Rev. Michael Eggleston, Joan Ghilotti, Rev. Caroline Hall, John Horsley, Joe Morris, Bob Pelfrey, Rev. Barry Turner, and Alice Welchert San Luis Obispo LETTERS continued page 13


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Pismo needs to support residents over developers

Some things never seem to change. The Pismo Beach City Council is once again being influenced by developers. Anyone who has recently been to our pier can see the negative impact that hotels have created by surrounding our pier parking lot. The pier area is becoming claustrophobic and is soon to be surrounded by large hotels on two sides with new restrooms that will be framing our new pier on the other side. Three council members once again appear to be swayed by big developers, and those who follow our local politics have come to expect one of the council member to always side with developers (he’s the one who is known to receive donations/perks from developers to get projects approved). It’s very disappointing that the other two council members appear to put the priorities of developers over the concerns of the residents as well as the tourists who frequent the downtown area. The newly planned restroom locations were planned to be tucked away from the view of the pier and were approved a year ago. Now, three of the council members have fl ip-flopped and are leaning toward giving in to the will of the developer over the will of the people. They are ignoring common sense as well as the overall aesthetics of our core downtown pier area. The developer/hotelier of one of the hotels has recruited other developers/hoteliers to lobby on his behalf to help him influence the council because he doesn’t

want the new planned location to be near his hotel as they might block a few of his rooms’ views that overlook the pier parking lot. During the 35 years that I’ve lived here, council after council as well as the residents have wanted to move these restrooms away from the gateway of the pier. We have the distinction of having the only pier in California that has restrooms at its gateway. We are spending millions of dollars on the new pier only to have its views hampered by restrooms. They are allowing this developer to change the locations of the restrooms to suit his wishes, not ours. Thank you Councilmembers Marcia Guthrie and Mary Ann Reiss for not allowing yourselves to be strong-armed by developers and for caring more about the thousands of residents than developers. Please attend the council meeting on the Feb. 20 to voice your concerns. If you are unable to attend, please write to the council to express your opinion on this issue. You may contact them at citycouncil@pismobeach.org. Susan Testa Pismo Beach

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The shock of loss, forgetting history

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irst, let me extend my condolences to Sharon McDaniel on the loss of her home, (“Dear Kevin McCarthy,” Feb. 8). Having spent decades dealing with the tragedies of others, I’m still not used to the deep emotional scars inflicted when people loose memories, mementos, and sometimes loved ones due to natural forces. Living in a modern society, mostly well-ordered and capable of incredible technological advances, we often discount the power of natural forces. We are regaled daily by TV newscasters regarding “the biggest,” “worst,” “hottest,” “wettest,” or “coldest” weather event according to whatever record they site. “Records” are slippery when provided without context. Fairly accurate weather records go back about 130 years, a blink in time when nature is involved. Until weather planes took on hurricanes half a century ago, we had only spotty knowledge of the actual location/intensity of an Atlantic hurricane, depending mostly upon radio reports from ships at sea unfortunate enough to find themselves in the storm. By the mid-’60s, we received satellite reports allowing improved forecasting regarding size and location of a storm. Aircrews were still required to fly into the eye of hurricanes to determine their intensity and attempt to perceive their future course and speed. Until

that happened we were at the mercy of chance and hoping that forecasters didn’t miss anything. When they did, tragedies occurred, such as the Long Island Express, the great New England hurricane of 1938, for which New York Long Islanders had virtually no warning until black clouds and pounding surf surprised them on the beach. That storm had a forward motion of about 70 miles per hour and killed more than 600 people. Warning failures aside, weather extremes are nothing new, contrary to the claims of climate alarmists. North America has the most extreme, violent weather on the planet, inflicting great misery on those subjected to the elements. Media hype aside, wildfires are a historic feature of the American West. Contrary to claims that wildfires are more frequent than at any time in history, the 19th century is the absolute record-holder for wildland fires. The National Interagency Fire Center only shows burn areas back to 1960, which distort the statistics. The 19th century saw repeated destruction of entire rural communities, especially in the Midwest. Peshtigo, Wisconsin, holds the unfortunate record for the single greatest loss of life due to wildfire in one incident that took place at the exact time that the Great Chicago Fire occurred in 1871. More than 1,200 people of that community perished in one terrible night.

The Big Burn of 1910 cost the lives of more than 70 wildland firefighters, resulting in the major reorganization of how America treated wildfire. The great fires of the Pacific Northwest at the beginning of the last century, combined with the rise of the Progressive Movement, changed American attitudes from indifference to decisive action regarding wildfire. Unfortunately, their policy of aggressive fire suppression created a monster that lives with us today. Natural burning was almost obliterated allowing massive amounts of wood fuel to accumulate. When fires occurred, as they always will, they’re hotter and more violent, difficult, and dangerous to suppress. California weather is deceptively pleasant until it isn’t. According to climatologists, droughts lasting decades, (even centuries) followed by floods occurred well before industrialization. The mid-1800s brought first a four-year drought to SLO County that killed half the livestock, followed by floods that devastated most of what was left. In January 1973, the Pineapple Express put 12 inches of rain on SLO County within two weeks, with the final storm dumping 3 additional inches of rain on the streets of SLO in 45 minutes on Jan. 18, 1973, flooding major portions of the city. That’s in part what happened recently,

fires occurring in areas not properly managed for decades, closely followed by heavy rains. Insects and drought have killed millions of trees in California. For years, forest managers pleaded for authority and resources to thin/clear brush and ground fuels. Environmental concerns and lawsuits cause interminable delays, and nothing is done. After a fire, mitigation measures are normally employed to stabilize the soil, but in 2017 there was no opportunity with a late season fire bumping up against the rainy season. We live in an area prone to unstable soils. Highway 101 has been closed before due to mudslides and other hazards and will be so again. The tragedy that struck the Ventura/Santa Barbara area was in part due to unclear emergency warnings and long-term land-use decisions permitting civilians to be placed in harm’s way, ignoring geologic history. I’m truly sorry for your loss but no measures to mitigate the climate will lessen the hazards of living on California’s Central Coast. ∆ Al Fonzi is an Army lieutenant colonel of military intelligence who had a 35-year military career, serving in both the Vietnam and Iraq wars. Send comments through the editor at clanham@newtimesslo.com.

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a racist piece of shit like Whittle best represents their views. Hello? Really, guys? Of course, that’s beside the point. The real question is what are liberals afraid of? Can’t their ideas go head-to-head with a guy who believes races, not individual people, can be ranked by their IQs? Whittle, proving he’s at least not an anti-Semite, says Ashkenazi Jews have a 115 IQ followed by East Asians, Koreans, Chinese, and Japanese who “clock in at 105, 106,” followed by Caucasians at about 100, then Hispanics around 90, then American blacks as 85, “partly because they have 20 percent European mixture in their gene pool,” then sub-Saharan Africans around 70 IQ, and last and definitely least Australian aboriginals “clocking in around 67 or whatever.” Come on, snowflakes! Let him talk, take him to the mat, and then get to the actual point, which is that “fake news” is a term cooked up by a demagogue to fool his followers who look white but might be Whittle’s Australian aboriginals, judging from their critical thinking skills. If I was on the panel (No invite! Weird, right?), I’d begin by explaining that President Trumplethinskin believes that news he doesn’t like is “fake.” Trump’s followers—essentially anti-intellectual

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Robin Schiff did marry Robert Soros, but she’s no relation to Adam. I could go on and on, but speaking of Nunes—or as The Fresno Bee calls him, “Trump’s stooge”—he has his own news site called The California Republican (carepublican.com), which carries pithy little blurbs like this: “Dem CA Rep roasted on CNN, proceeds to make a fool of himself,” referencing outspoken Trump critic and fellow California Rep. Ted Lieu. Sounds like a totally legit, unbiased news source, amirite? Well, after Cal Poly’s whiny College Democrats pulled out, followed by several other scheduled participants, the panel quickly fell apart, but journalism to the rescue! Well, almost. The Cal Poly Journalism Department—a co-sponsor of the original event—tried to reconstitute the event. But on the day of the event, Journalism Department chair Mary Glick announced that the new-and-improved event was canceled, again. WTF guys? How many times is this fake news forum going to be fake news?! I guess we’ll see in October, when the Journalism Department tries again, or whenever the College Republicans decide to run its own fake news panel. Maybe they’ll bring back Yiannopoulos, a “victim of the fake news media,” according to a club statement. “Stay tuned!” they said. I’m definitely tuning out. ∆ The Shredder is way smarter than Ashkenazi Jews. Send ideas and comments to shredder@newtimesslo.com.

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UNIQUE The recent wedding of Naseem and Alex stands out to photographer Blake Andrews for many reasons including that everyone used glow sticks while dancing at night.

Moments that last SLOtography talks wedding photography on the Central Coast and capturing special moments

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hotographing people wasn’t exactly what Blake Andrews had in mind for his career. Andrews grew up surrounded by the green canyons, sunny beaches, and quiet neighborhoods of San Luis Obispo. “I was born in San Luis Obispo and now that my sisters have kids who live here, they are sixth generation,” he said. “My great-great-grandfather built the Jack House on Marsh Street.” Although he enjoyed what SLO had to offer, he ventured to UC Davis where he studied civil and environmental engineering—but he did attend Cal Poly for his master’s. “I think it’s fascinating stuff, and I liked being an engineer. I just found myself in an economy and environment where I couldn’t find a job,” Andrews said. Post-graduation he worked in his field for a couple of years and packed his bags to travel for a while. He returned from his adventures in 2008 when the recession was in full swing, which didn’t help his job-hunt. “I tried moving to get jobs, and I tried applying for jobs all over,” he said. Nothing was hitting for Andrews, so he decided to start pursuing his passion for photography. Snapping photographs of landscapes and friends was something that he’d done since he was in high school. “I got more into it in college, so the sad thing is that I ended up in Davis, which is not a great place to take photos. It’s just really flat and boring,” he said. “Nonetheless, I loved bringing my camera along.” In SLO, Andrews said, it was easier to take his camera along on a hike or to the beach and take photos of the numerous scenic spots throughout the county. “In Davis, because there wasn’t a lot of beautiful scenic spots to take photos, SLOTOGRAPHY continued page 17

EXPERIENCE Blake Andrews, founder and professional photographer of SLOtography, was raised in SLO County giving him plenty of knowledge of the land.

ONE-OF-A-KIND Although Andrews has photographed the same locations for weddings multiple times, he said it’s the people that make each session special.

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SLOTOGRAPHY from page 16

that’s when I gravitated more towards taking photos of friends. And really, just taking photos of people in general,” he said. Getting comfortable with taking someone’s photograph and having the person feel comfortable, too, is something that he’s learned over the years. The first thing that about 95 percent of the people he’s photographed tell him is how uncomfortable they are with the thought of having their photograph taken. “I think when it comes to how you make someone comfortable with that idea, is to acknowledge that ‘OK, first of all, I feel your pain, I don’t like my photo taken either,’” Andrews said with a chuckle. When a couple speaks with him about engagement or wedding day photos, he advises them to take engagement photos. He said it’s a good practice run and a warm-up of sorts to get the couple comfortable in front of the camera. “You’ll want to get out there and practice so on your wedding day you already know what works and what doesn’t work,” he said. Another pro tip that Andrews has is using his digital camera. In the middle of a session, he’ll pause and turn the camera around so the couple can see the photos he’s taken so far. “The realization of that sneak peek just destroys nerves right off the bat. Of course there are those people that look and say, ‘I want to change this,’ and then we’d collaborate to make the raw version of the photo look as good as possible,” Andrews said. Staging a candid photo entails making some suggestions of certain movements and poses, which isn’t necessarily candid per se, but the goal is to get the end result to look as natural as possible. “Just the ability to look through the lens and say, ‘Let’s tweak it a bit,’ so it looks a little bit better but preserves that candid and authentic look,” he said. Andrews has been taking photos of couples, families, and individuals throughout the Central Coast for years now. He’s photographed the same locations multiple times, but each photo evokes a different emotion. “The photo in every regard would be the same, but the couple would be different,” he said. “If you’re doing it right, it’s really going to elicit different emotions because you’re capturing the essence of the couple.” Take the Nassem and Alex wedding that Andrews photographed recently at La Cuesta Ranch. He’s captured the venue multiple times, but through Andrews’ lens, it was a wedding that stood out from the rest. One side of the engagement party was Persian so, he said, many of the rituals in the wedding were from the Persian culture. It was the first time that Andrews had attended a wedding that incorporated Persian and Western traditions. The day started with the bride, groom, and Andrews snapping photos at sunrise—another first for him. “It was by far the longest day. I had left the wedding at 11 p.m. because it was a rockin’ dance party with glow sticks,” Andrews said. “There was so much joy and happiness.” ❤ Staff Writer Karen Garcia can be reached at kgarcia@newtimesslo.com.

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Forever engaged BY CHRIS MCGUINNESS

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o you’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. You went out and bought a ring. You waited until the perfect moment, took them to the perfect place (a fancy restaurant, in front of Morro Rock, on Cuesta Ridge), and after fumbling about nervously, surprised them and popped the question. They said yes! Hurray! Now it won’t be long before someone asks you the question you’ll be hearing multiple times for the weeks and months that follow your engagement. “So when are you two getting married?” The question isn’t always easy to answer. Is it best to skip the planning and rush on over to Vegas to get hitched as quickly as possible? Or is it a better idea to try and draw out the salad days of your happy engagement, putting that wedding as far down the road as you can? Just what is the “normal” length of an engagement? Even that isn’t as cut-anddry as you’d hope. Wikipedia’s history of engagements simply states that “the duration of the courtship varies vastly, and is largely dependent on cultural norms or upon the agreement of the parties involved.” Not much help at all. Maybe a look back at how things were done England’s Victorian era could yield some better guidance? Those prim and proper Brits who lived between

1837 and 1901 were big on romance, and also etiquette. They had a rule for just about everything, including engagements. According to Victoriana, a modern magazine dedicated to helping its readers capture the “pleasures and traditions of an earlier period,” Victorian era engagements allowed couples a little wiggle room within the society’s strict rules about interaction. For example, a betrothed couple was allowed to walk in the park or take a carriage ride together without an escort and even hold hands (gasp!) without raising eyebrows. As far as how long they could be engaged before being married, the answer is once again murky. “The wedding engagement is one of the most charming experiences of a girl’s life, and she is wise not to let it be cut too short,” Victoriana advises, adding the caveat: “It is only a journey, of which the end must come sooner or later.” If history can’t tell us what the ideal time to wait between engagement and marriage is, maybe modern statistics can. This is the 21st century after all. Surely our advanced society can apply the cold, calculating statistical logic to put this prickly question to rest. Enter the Real Wedding Study. The annual report, created and published on the popular wedding website The Knot, identifies the most fashionable wedding trends and data via a survey distributed to thousands of brides and grooms each

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f spending just $1,000 on an engagement ring seems too good to be true, know that the modest figure applies to a good number of the clients that San Luis Obispo jeweler Amanda Stephens sees leading up to their big day. Nope, the answer isn’t microscopic diamonds or imitation stones. Stephens, who runs Garden Street Goldsmiths in downtown, along with her husband, David Hillebrecht, has seen wedding trends come and go. Her parents opened the shop back in 1974, and Stephens took over about 16 years ago. She and her husband now do a good amount of work for clients who come in with grandma’s heirloom ring, and all the sentimentality that

brings, looking to change it just enough to make it theirs while holding onto the piece’s connection to the past. “Each one is so unique because you’re listening to what the sentimentality is of the piece and trying to keep it intact,” Stephens said. “Jewelry is wearable art and it’s an expression of ourselves, and every time we look at it, it brings back a memory.” An old ring that’s being converted to a newer look can often cost under $1,000 and old rings getting just a spruce up can run around $100. “They’re not a budget breaker,” Hillebrecht said. And that is why the trend has seen a bump in popularity with millennials coming of marrying age, but not necessarily having the cash to drop on AFTER Upon lowering the center stone, bringing in two diamonds from the second ring, and fabricating new pieces to blend everything together, jewelers Amanda Stephens and David Hillebrecht had enough sparkly pieces leftover to make their client some new bridal earrings.

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Toast or toasted? Legal cannabis means new wedding reception options

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t’s official! Weed is legal for recreational use in the state of California. That means, depending on the amenability of your venue, you can serve marijuana right along side alcohol. But should you? It’s not like you want a Fast Times at Ridgemont Highthemed wedding replete with smoke billowing out of Spicoli’s van, right? Well, don’t worry because cannabis can be classy, just ask Korinna Peterson of Le Festin Events, which offers marijuana options such as cannabis-infused cocktails, edibles, decorations, flowers, guest gifts, and more. For the record, Peterson does cannabisfree weddings and receptions, but the self-described “tattooed, fast-talking, grounded dreamer, happy-energy, bucket o’ fun wedding planner and designer” is more than open to integrating the leafy green into your special day, and she says requests for cannabis elements have been picking up since pot become legal. “There’ve definitely been more inquiries since legalization,” Peterson said, “already more than last year. The one issue we’re up against at this time is with properties and venues. I don’t know if you know this, but San Luis Obispo can be a conservative little town. As a vendor, I strive for complete honesty with venues, and many simply don’t allow marijuana use. I think some are apprehensive, thinking the federales will come knocking. It’s a little ridiculous because the truth is people have been secretly smoking weed in the parking lot at weddings for years and years.” Peterson said most of the cannathemed weddings she’s done have been on private property, but she did note that the tiny hamlet of Harmony, in between

Cayucos and Cambria, recently told her it’s open to marijuana use. Aside from fi nding a commercial venue willing to allow marijuana usage, there’s also the matter of public perception. A sizable portion of people still believes the propaganda that for so long vilified cannabis. “We did a weed event last year, and I was so shocked by how many people I knew who were still totally against marijuana in any shape or form,” Peterson admitted. “It’s really a lack of education about what marijuana has evolved into. Unfortunately, I think it’s going to be a continual struggle. We’ve had so many years of being brainwashed that it’s going to lead to death and destruction, so for the time being we’re going to see a few more years of it being a struggle. Still, I’m encouraged because I do see it’s becoming more tolerated.” So let’s say you decide to go for it and have marijuana at your wedding; how do you serve it safely? Just like Uncle Harry can get drunk, Aunt Edna might eat too many pot brownies. “I’m absolutely a huge advocate for ensuring that marijuana is embraced and tolerated, but those who allow it at their events need to educate their guests who are about to consume it,” Peterson said. “I’ve definitely been knocked off my ass [by consuming too strong an edible] and I fucking hated it. You need to know what you’re getting.” Peterson noted that thankfully with regulation, all commercial products are required to label the exact dosage contained within. She also suggests that just like you have a bartender, you should also have a “bona fide proper bud-tender” who can educate guests on dosage as well as regulate consumption. “Just like a bartender will cut off an intoxicated guest, a bud-tender can talk to guests about their normal usage and gauge how much someone should consume,” Peterson said. “If someone’s a GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING Send your besties home in style with bud-centric groomsmen and bridesmaids gifts.

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Put a DOUGHNUT on it Wedding doughnuts are on the rise on the Central Coast

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CREATIVE DISPLAYS Twisted & Glazed doughnut shop in Paso Robles brings more to weddings than just doughnuts. It can also help design creative doughnut displays like shelves or wall hooks.

hen Sondra Williams co-founded Twisted & Glazed doughnut shop in downtown Paso Robles a year ago, “doughnut weddings” weren’t on her radar at all. “It didn’t really cross our minds,” Williams told New Times. “I can’t say before we opened our shop I’d ever been to a wedding that had doughnuts.” But then the calls started flooding in: “Do you do weddings?” While surprised, Williams didn’t hesitate to embrace a new opportunity. “I was just really excited,” she said. “I’m always up for a challenge and something that really racks my mind in terms of creativity.” Weddings quickly became an integral part of Williams’ new business. In its first year, Twisted & Glazed worked at least 20 weddings on the Central Coast, she said, serving up doughnuts of myriad flavors, colors, shapes, and sizes, and in themes ranging from “an old fashioned love story” to the Golden State Warriors. “We’ve done some really exciting projects,” Williams said. “That’s one of the draws of doughnuts: There’s so much you can do with it and it’s constantly changing and there are so many ideas.” Twisted & Glazed isn’t the only doughnut joint in SLO County in on the craze. Sugar Lips Mini Donuts and its mobile trailer—where doughnuts are made fresh on site—are parked

at wedding receptions nearly every weekend. And SLO Donut Company (SloDoCo) in San Luis Obispo is churning out sweet treats for multiple weddings a week, according to business manager Brandon Miller. “It’s so interesting: When I started at SloDoCo it was pretty rare we’d get a wedding order,” Miller said. “But now, every weekend we have multiple, large wedding orders we’re executing.” DOUGHNUT continued page 25 PHOTO COURTESY OF SONDRA WILLIAMS

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FRESH FROM THE OVEN Sugar Lips Mini Donuts parks its trailer at wedding venues throughout the county to serve up freshly made doughnuts with a variety of toppings. DOUGHNUT from page 24

Wedding doughnuts are a nationwide trend rocking the industry right now. A quick Google search of the term brings up a plethora of Pinterest links, listicles like, “20 Delicious Ways to Serve Donuts at Your Wedding,” and stories on Brides.com like, “Doughnut Walls are the Next Big Wedding Trend Sweeping the Internet.” Local doughnut makers told New Times they’re seeing couples looking for a wedding dessert that’s easier on the wallet than a cake and has a “fun” vibe allowing for some silliness and creativity. “It’s a great opportunity for people to do something that’s a little trendy and sort of a spin off of tradition,” Williams said. “Cakes are fantastic but they’re very, very expensive. ... And we’ve eaten cake

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for so many years. I think it’s just a shift in what people want to spend and what people want to offer.” Williams recalls perhaps her most elaborate wedding order last year, for a Bachelor producer who got hitched on the Central Coast. “We did a huge doughnut wall and it was ‘an old fashioned love story’ [theme],” she said. “It was massive—probably a 12-footwall that had shelving on it. Then we just put all these doughnuts on a gigantic wall.” But each couple is different. Some want a simple serving of the traditional doughnuts and flavors. Others want something more unique and over-the-top. Many have no idea what they want and turn to Williams for guidance. A couple of Twisted & Glazed’s specialties are doughnut hole “towers,”

some other dessert. It’s kind of which can be arranged in various eye-catching fun because it gives people Hole foods ways, and extra-long different choices.” Twisted & Glazed, 521 Spring St., doughnuts—long enough Paso Robles, (805) 369-2575, Brown has parked the facebook.com/twistedglazed. to cut like a wedding cake. trailer at the SLO Farmers’ “The opportunities are Sugar Lips Mini Donuts, Market since 2007 and (805) 864-3366, sugarlipsminis.com. endless,” Williams said. started working weddings “It’s cool to be able to SLODoCo, 793-F Foothill Blvd., in 2015. In terms of the SLO, (805) 782-9766, look at a table and just go doughnut wedding trend, slodoco.com. with it. It’s fun to be in that she said people enjoy the mindset.” novelty of it. SloDoCo is similarly ready to create “I think people still like having whatever doughnut dreams a bride and cakes and the tradition of that, but I groom desire. They can make custom think it’s just something fun, different orders or roll out their bread-and-butter and eye-catching,” Brown said. “It’s flavors. One of those SloDoCo trademarks is just a fun addition.” ❤ the “galaxy doughnut”—a rainbow doughnut with swirls of marshmallow frosting. Staff Writer Peter Johnson can be reached “That’s one of our most popular at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com. wedding doughnuts because it’s really beautiful and it’s got glitter dust on PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM it,” Miller said. “They can match their frosting colors with the wedding colors or bridesmaids’ dress colors.” Twisted & Glazed can deliver all its goods to your wedding venue and help set it up. Right now, SloDoCo doesn’t deliver, but Miller said the wedding demand has gotten so high now that they’re exploring the possibility. “We did purchase a delivery van and are in the process of working that in,” Miller said. Sugar Lips Mini Donuts offers something a little different. Co-owner Jessica Brown said they park their vintage trailer at a wedding venue like a food truck. Wedding attendees can watch their doughnuts being made in the MATCHING COLORS SLO Donut machine through the window and then Company in San Luis Obispo serves multiple weddings a week now. They can add any topings or flavors that they want. custom design doughnuts to a theme or to “We usually come the last hour or two of match the colors of bridesmaids’ dresses. the night,” Brown explained. “It’s usually alongside a wedding cake or cupcake or

 





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A Lovely Creative ..............................................(805) 748-9244.................kelsey@alovelycreative.com........................................ alovelycreative.com Beloved Coordination ......................................(541) 602-3177.................belovedcoordination@gmail.com ........................belovedcoordination.com All Traditions .....................................................(805) 781-8660.................alltraditions@att.net ...........................................................alltraditions.net Le Festin Events .................................................(805) 936-1086.................info@lefestinevents.com ...............................................lefestinevents.com Eventful Wedding Planning ............................(805) 710-4044.................colleen@eventfulweddingplanning.com ........................eventfulweddingplanning.com Amanda Leath Events .......................................(559) 320-5927.................amanda@amandaleathevents.com ......................amandaleathevents.com A Bit of Spark and Sparkle .............................(408) 833-9121.................kacey@sparkandsparkle.com..................................... sparkandsparkle.com Sandcastle Celebrations .................................(805) 345-5823.................sandcastlecelebrations@gmail.com ............... sandcastlecelebrations.com Weddings by Sarah Angelique ......................(805) 712-1356.................sarah@sarahangelique.com ........................................sarahangelique.com Nanci Bernard Wedding and Event Planner ...............(805) 610-1708.................nanci@nancibernard.com ................................................nancibernard.com Elegant Affairs Event Design and Coordination ..........(805) 459-9973.................lisa@elegantaffairsedc.com .................................... elegantaffairsedc.com Love Always Weddings ...................................(805) 903-2654.................jazmyn@lovealwaysweddings.com ....................lovealwaysweddings.com Monarch Wedding Planning ..........................(805) 896-2075 ................monarchwed@gmail.com ...........................monarchweddingplanning.com Kramer Events ....................................................(805) 544-9900...........................................................................................................kramerevents.com Memory Making Events ...................................(805) 294-0705.................mmevents.sp@gmail.com .................................memorymakingevents.com Grace Lorenzen Events ....................................(805) 234-3155.................grace.lorenzen@gmail.com............................................gracelorenzen.com Lover of Weddings ............................................(626) 609-9797.................kay@loverofweddings.com ........................................loverofweddings.com Flawless Functions Event Coordination ..............(805) 234-2327.................jennifer@flawlessfunctions.com .............................flawlessfunctions.com Arranged by Patrice .........................................(805) 801-1308.................celebrations@patrices.net ........................................................ patrices.net Karson Butler Events ........................................(805) 704-2477.................ambera@karsonbutlerevents.com .........................karsonbutlerevents.com Golden Sage Events..........................................(510) 552-1945.................tori@goldensageevents.com .................................. goldensageevents.com

Photographers Patrick Patton Photography ............................(805) 791-9362.................patpatton@gmail.com .................................patrickpattonphotography.com Marcia & Michael Photography ....................(805) 440-4438.................marciaphoto@sbcglobal.net .........................................marciamichael.com Taryn Dudley Photography ..............................(805) 610-2016.................taryn_dudley12@hotmail.com .......................taryndudleyphotography.com Jen Rodriguez Photography ............................(805) 598-1530.................jen@jen-rodriguez.com ....................................................jen-rodriguez.com David Pascolla Photography ..........................(805) 748-3061.................davidpascolla@gmail.com ..............................................davidpascolla.com Amy Wellencamp Photographers..................(805) 709-7273.................info@amywellencamp.com........................................ amywellencamp.com Jaydyn Blair Photography ...............................(805) 550-3916...........................................................................................jaydynblairphotography.com Jake and Necia .................................................(805) 305-4407.................hello@jakeandnecia.com ................................................ jakeandnecia.com Central Coast Photography .............................(805) 896-6119.........................................................................................centralcoastphotography.com Dolce Inc. ............................................................(805) 478-7372.................roni@dolceincorporated.com .................................... dolceinorporated.com Heyday Photos ...................................................(805) 345-0566.................matt@heydayphotos.com .............................................. heydayphotos.com James D Photography ......................................(805) 550-9612.................odonnel@att.net.....................yourcentralcoastweddingphotographer.com John Patrick Images ........................................(805) 440-9647.................pj@johnpatrickimages.com.....................................johnpatrickimages.com Jayson Mellom Photography..........................(805) 528-7223.................jaysonmellom@gmail.com ............................................. jaysonmellom.com A Blake Photography .......................................(805) 237-5775.................ashley@ablakephotography.com ...........................ablakephotography.com Katie DiSimone Photography .........................(805) 975-7897.................photos@katiedisimone.com...........................................katiedisimone.com He & She Photography .....................................(805) 296-1070........................................................................................................heandshephoto.com Lindsey Hahn Photography .............................(805) 674-5196.................lindsey@lindseyhahn.com ................................................ lindseyhahn.com Allyson Magda Photography ..........................(805) 459-2704.................info@allysonmagda.com................................................ allysonmagda.com Heather Nguyen Photography ........................(805) 400-8081.................heathernygenphotography@gmail.com........................heathernphoto.com Zelle Olson Studios ..........................................(805) 320-0930.................zelleolson@mac.com.................................................zelleolsonstudios.com Blue Photo Wedding Photography ................(805) 748-1378.................john@bluephoto.biz.................................................................bluephoto.biz SLOtography .......................................................(805) 709-7139.................blake@slotography.com .....................................................slotography.com Ken Kienow Wedding Photography ..............(805) 441-4660.................ken@kenkienow.com .......................................................... kenkienow.com Mason and Megan Photography ...................(805) 242-6243.................hello@masonandmegan.com....................................masonandmegan.com Photography by Jay C Winter .........................(925) 918-3289.................jay@jaycwinter.com .....................................photographybyjaycwinter.com Mike Larson Private Estate & Vineyard Wedding Photographer ..............(805) 549-0199.................info@mikelarson.com .........................................................mikelarson.com ProImage Weddings .........................................(888) 970-8513.................trent@proimageweddings.com..............................proimageweddings.com Nakamura’s Photography ................................(805) 503-9776....................................................................................................... nakamuraphoto.com Lover of Weddings Photography....................(949) 702-3181.................jessica@loverofweddings.com ..................................loverofweddings.com Looking Glass Wedding Photography..............(805) 703-3659.................info@lookingglassphoto.com............................. mylookingglassphoto.com Rosenthal Photography....................................(805) 541-4303.................colleen@rosenthalphotography.com ................ rosenthalphotography.com Jeff Newsom Photography .............................(805) 285-3336............................................................................................................. jeffnewsom.com Cheetah Photography .......................................(805) 748-0264.................cheetahphotodj@gmail.com .................................................djcheetah.com Loveridge Photography ....................................(805) 316-0444.................tina@loveridgephotography.com .......................loveridgephotography.com Samuel Potter Photography ............................(805) 215-2542.................sam@samuelpotter.com ..................................................samuelpotter.com Katrina Kowalska Photography and Design ...........(805) 888-9074.................kasialv81@gmail.com ................................................ katrinakowalska.com Danielle Nunes Photography .........................(559) 303-1801......................................................................................daniellenunesphotography.com Jacob Lacey Photography & Films................(805) 459-1646................................................................................................................jacoblacey.com Applemoon Photography .................................(805) 727-3686.................maren@applemoonphotography.com .............applemoonphotography.com App’s Photography ............................................(805) 704-3996.................brittney@appsphotography.com ...............................appsphotography.com Town Country Studios ......................................(805) 244-5177.................shannon@towncountrystudios.com .....................towncountrystudios.com Cameron Ingalls Photography ........................(805) 471-7056.................cam@cameroningalls.com ...........................................cameroningalls.com SLO Town Studios.............................................(805) 704-6122.................slotownstudiosteam@gmail.com ................................slotownstudios.com

Catering Mama’s Meatball ..............................................(805) 704-3744.................catering@mamasmeatball.com ..................................mamasmeatball.com 570 Higuera St., suite 130, SLO Giussepe’s Cucina Rustica .............................(805) 541-9924.................info@giuseppesrestaurant.com .......................... giuseppesrestaurant.com 849 Monterey St., SLO Foremost Wine Company.................................(805) 439-3410.................cheers@foremostwineco.com ...........................................foremostslo.com 570 Higuera St., SLO Chef’s Table Catering .......................................(805) 929-6999.................becky@chefstablecatering.com ............................. chefstablecatering.com Phil’s Catering ...................................................(805) 489-3839.................chris@philscatering.com ..................................................philscatering.com 967 Huber St., Grover Beach Testa Catering....................................................(805) 739-0809.................teamtesta@testacatering.com ....................................... testacatering.com 2218 S. Thornburg St., Santa Maria Marston’s 101 .....................................................(805) 704-6468.................chris.i.gallag@gmail.com ..................................... marstonsbarandgrill.com 9006 W. Front Road, Atascadero Popolo Catering .................................................(805) 543-9543........................................................................................................ popolocatering.com 1605 Calle Joaquin, SLO

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Scotty’s BBQ ......................................................(805) 464-2822.................bbq@scottysbbqpit.com.................................... scottysbbqatascadero.com 5940 El Camino Real, Atascadero Haute Skillet ......................................................(805) 298-0734.................info@hauteskillettruck.com .......................................hauteskillettruck.com Central Coast Culinary and Catering ............(805) 550-5081.................debbie@centralcoastculinaryandcatering.com ............... centralcoastculinaryandcatering.com 2078 Parker St., suite 110, SLO Taste! Catering ..................................................(805) 541-5860.................elaine@taste2900.com .........................................................taste2900.com 2900 Broad St., SLO Bear & The Wren ..............................................(805) 316-1951.................jason@bearandthewren.com .....................................bearandthewren.com Gusto on the Go Bistro .....................................(805) 233-7827.................info@gustoonthego.com ................................................ gustoonthego.com Splash Café ........................................................(805) 544-7567.................heatherb.splash@gmail.com .............................................. splashcafe.com 197 Pomeroy Ave., Pismo Beach Oasis Restaurant and Catering ......................(805) 543-1155.................oasisrestaurant.catering@gmail.com .....................oasisrestaurantslo.com 675 Higuera St., SLO Cahoots Catering, Paso Robles ......................(805) 467-9322.................info@cahootscatering.com .........................................cahootscatering.com Trumpet Vine Catering .....................................(805) 238-9692.................gayle@trumpetvinecatering.com .........................trumpetvinecatering.com 825 Riverside Ave., suite 12, Paso Robles Pacific Harvest Catering .................................(805) 464-0944.................info@pacificharvestcatering.com .....................pacificharvestcatering.com 9315 Pismo Ave., Atascadero Catering by Chef Charlie .................................(805) 975-6313................................................................................................. atascaderocatering.com 8550 El Camino Real, Atascadero McGees ...............................................................(805) 462-8048.................mcgeescatering@gmail.com.......................................mcgeescatering.com 3000 El Camino Real, Atascadero Paellas and Tapas ............................................(805) 325-1492.................paellasandtapas@hotmail.com .................................paellasandtapas.com 539 5 Cities Drive, Pismo Beach Thomas Hill Organics.......................................(805) 226-5888.................events@thomashillorganics.com ...........................thomashillorganics.com 1313 Park St., Atascadero Old San Luis Barbecue Company ..................(805) 285-2473.......................................................................................................... oldsanluisbbq.com 670 Higuera St., SLO Flora and Fauna Fine Food, Arroyo Grande............(805) 627-2269.................flora_fauna@usa.com ...................................... floraandfaunafinefood.com The Rib Line, Grover Beach, SLO.......................(805) 602-2108.................riblinecatering@gmail.com ........................................... riblinecatering.com Field to Table Catering and Events ...............(805) 474-5719.................hello@fttevents.com .............................................................. fttevents.com 146 N. Thompson Road, Nipomo Fromagerie Sophie............................................(805) 503-0805...................................................................................................framergeriesophie.com 1129 Garden St., San Luis Obispo

Bar services Cork Mobile Bartending ..................................(805) 462-9106.................chris@corkmobilebar.com ..............................................corkmobilebar.com Sidecar Cocktail Company .......................................................................info@sidecarslo.com .............................................sidecarcocktail.company 1127 Broad St., SLO Whiskey & June ................................................(805) 286-8869.................erin@whiskeyandjune.com ........................................ whiskeyandjune.com 5950 El Camino Real, Atascadero Bottles & Ice, Atascadero..................................(805) 703-0582.................bottlesandice@gmail.com ..............................................bottlesandice.com Central Coast Party Helpers ...........................(805) 238-7979........................................................................................ centralcoastpartyhelpers.com 179 Niblick Road, suite 169, Paso Robles Saude Mobile Bar .............................................(805) 294-0705.................saudemobilebar@gmail.com ......................................saudemobilebar.com 141 Suburban Road, suite D, SLO

Flowers Clover and Branch Design Studio .................(805) 234-1569.................cloverandbranch@gmail.com.....................................cloverandbranch.com 3021 S. Higuera St., SLO Sprigs Floral Designs ......................................(805) 543-2501.................erin@sprigsfloraldesigns.com ...............................sprigsfloraldesigns.com 788 Pismo St., SLO Shell Beach Floral ............................................(805) 474-9710..................................................................................................... shellbeachflowers.biz 260 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach D & D Floral ........................................................(805) 528-4230.............................................................................................................. danddfloral.com 1958 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos Wilder Floral ......................................................(805) 784-0415.................hello@wilderfloralco.com .............................................. wilderfloralco.com 1349 Chorro St., SLO Albert’s Florist ...................................................(805) 543-0567............................................................................................................albertsflorist.com 1357 Monterey St., SLO Precious and Blooming, Arroyo Grande .........(408) 221-4105.................kellye.clifford@preciousandblooming.com .......preciousandblooming.com Fluidbloom ..........................................................(805) 215-0529.................nikki@fluidbloom.com .............................................fluidbloomdesigns.com Gordon’s Floral Design Studio .......................(805) 541-1532...............................................................................................gordonsfloraldesigns.com 1532 Monterey St., SLO Open Air Flowers ..............................................(805) 541-1417.................openairflowers@gmail.com .................................... openairflowersslo.com 1055 Osos St., SLO Blissful Blossoms .............................................(805) 776-5067.................chelseajeanc@gmail.com .....................................blissfulblossomsslo.com 1685 Corona Court, SLO Noonan’s Wine Country Designs ...................(805) 458-0917.................katie@noonansdesigns.com ...................................... noonansdesigns.com 710 Fiero Lane, suite 23, SLO The Flower Lady ................................................(805) 350-2848.................kim@theflowerlady.com ..................................................theflowerlady.org 1728 Spring St. Paso Robles Country Florist....................................................(800) 752-1969................................................................................................countryfloristandgift.com 1191 Creston Road, suite 114, Paso Robles Flowers by Kim ..................................................(805) 674-5243.................kim@flowersbykim.com ..................................................flowersbykim.com 2555 Adobe Road, Paso Robles Bella Bloom Events ..........................................(805) 423-3454.................contact@bellabloomevents.com..............................bellabloomevents.com 5875 Stockdale Road, Paso Robles Jamie Jespersen’s Flowers ............................(805) 466-4582..........................................................................................................jamiesflowers.com 9479 El Camino Real, Atascadero Arlyne’s Flowers, Etc. ......................................(805) 466-1136........................................................................................... arlynesflowersandgifts.com 6485 Palma Ave., Atascadero April Flowers, Atascadero.................................(805) 704-5822.................april@aprilflowersslo.com ........................................... aprilflowersslo.com A Love Story Floral Design, Atascadero .........(805) 305-9212.................cindy@alovestoryfloral.com........................................ alovestoryfloral.com Blommor Floral ..................................................(805) 550-6030.................blommarfloral@gmail.com.............................................blommorfloral.com 2164 Center St., Cambria Cambria Nursery & Florist ..............................(805) 927-4747.................info@cambriaflorist.net ...............................................cambrianursery.com 2801 Eton Road, Cambria Marshall Gardens .............................................(805) 528-7725.................flowerlady@marshallgarden.com ............................... marshallgarden.com 1034 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos Harbor Floral Studio .........................................(805) 772-0770.................flowers@harborfloral.net .................................................... harborfloral.net 868 Napa Ave., Morro Bay Pismo Beach Florist .........................................(805) 773-7673.................pismobeachflorist@yahoo.com................................pismobeachflorist.com 695 Price St., Pismo Beach Nipomo Flowers & Gifts ..................................(805) 929-2135.................nipomoflowers@sbcglobal.net ......................................nipomoflowers.net 304 N. 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Cake Cake Cathedral, Arroyo Grande ........................(805) 459-9572.................info@cakecathedral.com ...............................................cakecathedral.com The Cakery Design Studio, Atascadero ..........(805) 369-0200.................slocakery@gmail.com ............................................................slocakery.com Christine’s Cake Creations..............................(805) 237-1303.................christines_cakes@yahoo.com ....................... christinescakecreations.com 1702 Skyview Drive, Paso Robles DIRECTORY continued page 28


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DIRECTORY from page 26 Cassie’s Custom Cakes ....................................(805) 462-2253.................cassiescakes1@gmail.com ..................................cassiescustomcakes.com 2040 Ferrocarril Road, Atascadero Clementine Cupcake Company ......................(805) 712-6180.................clementinecupcakes@yahoo.com........................clementinecupcakes.com 1215 Windsong Way, Paso Robles Just Baked SLO .................................................(805) 242-5948.................justbakedslo@gmail.com ................................................. justbakedslo.com 22720 El Camino Real, suite A, Santa Margarita Atascadero Baking Company .........................(805) 369-1934.................carmen@atascaderobaking.com..............................atascaderobaking.com SLO Baked Bakeries ........................................(805) 783-1775.................johno@slobaked.com ............................................................. slobaked.com 267 Tank Farm Road, SLO Madonna Inn .....................................................(805) 543-3000.............................................................................................................madonnainn.com 100 Madonna Road, SLO Arroyo Grande Bakery .....................................(805) 489-1141.................................................................................................................. agbakery.com 1231 Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande KK’s Gourmet Bundt Cakes .............................(805) 489-2600.................kksbundtcakes@aol.com...............................................kksbundtcakes.com 1331 Sierra Drive, Arroyo Grande The GMO Free Bakery ......................................(805) 305-6155..................................................................................................... thegmofreebaker.com 3500 Bullock Lane, SLO Carlock’s Bakery ...............................................(805) 528-1845.................info@carlocksbakery.com 1024 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos SLO Sugar Rush .................................................(805) 610-8834.................eve@slosugarrush.com ....................................................slosugarrush.com PK’s Custom Cakes, Arroyo Grande .................(805) 748-3065.................greenemap@charter.net............................................. pkscustomcakes.com Éclair Bakery .....................................................(805) 481-7654.................eclairbakery@gmail.com................................................... eclairbakery.com 117 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande Lickety Split Bakery .........................................(805) 481-3255.................licketysplitbakery@gmail.com ..................................licketysplitbakery.com 1554 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach Daisy Delights Bakery .....................................(805) 619-7888..........................................................................................................daisy-delights.com 235 W. Tefft St. Nipomo SeaBreeze Cupcakes and Sweet Treats, SLO ....(805) 242-6588.................breanne@seabreezecupcakes.com ...................... seabreezecupcakes.com

Wedding Dresses/Tuxedos Bella Novia Bridal ............................................(805) 239-5683.................bellanoviabridal@yahoo.com..............................bellanoviabridalpaso.com 9965 El Camino Real, suite G, Atascadero A Heart’s Desires Bridal ..................................(805) 771-5683............................................................................................... aheartsdesiresbridal.com 749 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo Moondance Bridal ............................................(805) 788-0811.................hello@moondancebridal.com ...................................moondancebridal.com 1880 Santa Barbara Ave., suite 130, SLO Something Bridal Boutique ............................(805) 439-4211.................info@somethingbridalslo.com ...............................somethingbridalslo.com 1349 Monterey St., SLO Hey Gorgeous Formal Wear............................(805) 380-3735.................heygorgeousformalwear@hotmail.com ....... heygorgeousformalwear.com 960 W. Grand Ave., suite B, Grover Beach Something Blue & True ...................................(805) 438-3898.................jennifer@somethingblueandtrue.com ............. somethingblueandtrue.com 22324 G St., Santa Margarita

Rentals Central Coast Tent & Party..............................(805) 434-6084.................info@centralcoasttent.com........................................ centralcoasttent.com 215 Sycamore Road, Atascadero Beach Butlerz ....................................................(805) 995-4065............................................................................................................beachbutlerz.com 117 Highland Way, Grover Beach Taylor Rental Party Plus, Paso Robles, SLO .............................................(805) 238-2030.................pasorobles@taylorrents.net..................................................taylorrents.net Got You Cover’D Rentals .................................(805) 541-8363.................info@gycrentals.com............................................................ gycrentals.com 211 Tank Farm Road, SLO

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WAR OF ROSES Competitors in the Ultimate Bouquet Toss try to catch the bride’s bouquet after it’s catapulted from a giant slingshot.

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Heartache Hotel, a Valentine’s Day themed haunted house, runs through Feb. 24 at The Haunt in Atascadero. Admission is $10 to $20. The house is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 10 p.m. Call (805) 221-5084 or visit thehauntinatascadero.com to find out more. —Caleb Wiseblood

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

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: YEAR OF THE DOG The 15th annual Volumes of Pleasure Bookshop celebration of the Chinese New Year is coming Saturday, February 17 at 3 p.m. to lovely Los Osos. The Cal Poly Lion Dance Team and Band will perform a centuries-old blessing-ritual welcoming in the Year of the Dog. Feb. 17, 3-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-528-5565. Volumes of Pleasure Bookshop, 1016 Los Osos Valley Rd, Los Osos. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

PASO FOOD CO-OP LOCAL BITES: SILVA BREWING Come and learn more about the Paso Food Co-op’s mission to build a member-owned community food market featuring local products. This event is for ages 21-and-over. Beer available for purchase. Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m. Free. 805-727-3745. pasofoodcooperative.com. Silva Brewing, 525 Pine St Suite B, Paso Robles. SAN LUIS OBISPO

CENTRAL COAST VEGFEST Enjoy free food samples, food for purchase, speaker presentations, cooking demos, family activities, and more. Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 805-441-5897. ccvegfest.org. San Luis Obispo Vets’ Hall, 801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

SLO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL The community is invited to come celebrate local and guest brewers of craft beer. Feb. 23, 5-9 p.m. and Feb. 24, 1-5 p.m. $30$50. 805-481-4898. slocraftbeer.com. Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo. S O U T H C O A S T S LO C O U N T Y

PIES IN THE PARK WITH PAULDING With Jimmy Paulding, candidate for 4th District County Supervisor. This family-friendly event features music, games, prizes, and an opportunity to meet Paulding. Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-994-0025. jimmypaulding.org. Elm St. Park, 380 S Elm St., Arroyo Grande. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

BEDFORD WINERY’S ANNUAL MUSHROOM FESTIVAL Enjoy a variety of local and cultivated mushrooms including chanterelles, hedgehogs, shiitake, porcini, oyster, maitake, candy cap, huitacoche, and black trumpet. Feb. 17, 2-5 p.m. 805344-2107. bedfordwinery.com. Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard, 448 Bell Street, Los Alamos.

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FAKE NEWS PUBLIC FORUM Featuring a panel of 5 media and academic professionals. This event is sponsored by Allan Hancock College, League of Women Voters of Santa Maria Valley, and Santa Maria Times. Feb. 20, 1-3 p.m. Free. 805-720-5668. Marian Theatre, 800 S. College Drive, Santa Maria.

MAKING HISTORY RELEVANT WITH MARC WORTMAN Filmmaker Darroch Greer will interview Wortman, author of The Millionaire’s Unit, regarding his writing process and motivations to delve into American history. Enjoy wine, artisan bread, cheeses, and more. Feb. 18, 2-5 p.m. Free. 805-344-2107. bedfordwinery.com. Bedford Winery Tasting Room & Courtyard, 448 Bell Street, Los Alamos. S A N TA Y N E Z VA L L E Y

BEAR ESSENTIAL?: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND POTENTIAL FUTURE OF GRIZZLIES IN CALIFORNIA A lecture with Dr. Peter Alagona. This event is co-hosted by the Santa Ynez Valley Natural History Society (SYVNHS) and the Los Olivos Library. Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m. 805-688-4214. syvnature.org. Santa Ynez Valley Grange Hall, 2374 Alamo Pintado, Los Olivos.

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CAYUCOS LIONS AND LIONESS CLUBS’ ANNUAL WINE AND FOOD GALA Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cookie bar, fine wine and a live auction at this Paris themed gala. Proceeds provide scholarships for graduating seniors. Feb. 18, 4-7 p.m. $40. 805-235-8552. Cayucos Vet’s Hall, 10 Cayucos Dr., Cayucos, CayucosLioness.org. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

MARDI GRAS UNDERGROUND CELEBRATION AND FUNDRAISER

Bring colorful beads and join this Mardi Gras celebration. Enjoy live music, New Orleans style cuisine, and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit Hospice SLO County and Community Counseling Center. Feb. 17, 6-10:30 p.m. $55-$60. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org/events/mardi-gras-underground. Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St. #200, Paso Robles. S A N TA M A R I A VA L L E Y/ LO S A L A M O S

BRISKET COOK-OFF FUNDRAISER The chef that cooks the winning brisket will receive a trophy and dinner for two at a local restaurant. Spectators asked to bring a side dish or desert (no dairy products). Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m. $20. 805-929-6071. Temple Beth El, 1501 E. Alvin, Santa Maria.

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through black and white, limited palette, to full palette. Every other Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Nov. 19 $35-$40. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

WEDNESDAY CREATIVITY GROUP Bring your art work, in any medium, and share with others. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. through March 28 Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

ZEN DOODLE ADULT COLORING BOOK FRIDAYS Relax and unwind with adult coloring books. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon through April 6 Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. N O R T H S LO C O U N T Y

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

BALLET FOR AGES 9-11 A beginner’s class for boys and girls to learn how to expressively move while focusing on alignment, coordination, and basic ballet technique. Thursdays, 4:305:15 p.m. through Jan. 3 $15. 805-215-4565. omniyogastudio.com/schedule/. Omni Yoga Studio, 2190 9th St., Los Osos. KIDS HIP HOP A class that focuses on basic rhythm comprehension and beginner Hip Hop moves: rocks; bounces; and grooves. With Shannon O’Sullivan Wednesdays, 3:30-4:15 p.m. through Jan. 2 $15. 805-215-4565. omniyogastudio.com. Omni Yoga Studio, 2190 9th St., Los Osos.

CREATE BEAUTIFUL PATTERNED FABRICS: AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASS FOR GRADES 2-5 Learn the Indonesian technique of batik. Create beautifully designed fabrics with your own intricate patterns. Thursdays, 3-4:30 p.m. through Feb. 22 $48. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Gabriel Elementary School, 8500 San Gabriel Rd., Atascadero.

DANCE LESSONS WITH LAURA SLANIA Intermediate Cha Cha lessons. Sundays, 5-8:30 p.m. through Feb. 25 $5. 805-491-1059. facebook. com/groups/crestonswingdance/. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero. SAN LUIS OBISPO

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throw on the pottery wheel, sculpt, and the art of hand building with clay. Beginners and advanced students welcome. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. through April 3 $30. 805896-6197. anamcre.com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo.

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ADULT WORKSHOP: A STITCHED TIMELINE

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.

INDEX Special Events .......... [31] Arts ............................ [31] Culture & Lifestyle.......[36] Food & Drink..............[39] Music .........................[40]

Create a small scroll timeline using fabric, stitching, and embellishments to represent various experiences and changes in your personal journey. Led by Melinda Forbes and Julie Frankel. Feb. 1718, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $125 members; $140 general. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

BEGINNING SOCIAL CHA CHA Learn this popular dance that applies to various styles of music. Taught by Shari Fortino. No partner required. Feb. 15-16, 7-8 p.m. $55 for 5 weeks. 805-225-1728. debonairedancers.com. Cuesta College Community ARTS continued page 32

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ARTS from page 31 Programs, Highway 1, 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 and Last 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.

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

FEB. 15 – FEB. 22 2018

SLOMA ART SCHOOL CLASSES: AGES 5-6

CABARET SINGING AND PERFORMANCE CLASS

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.

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

WOODTURNING Basic Safety, Spindle, Bowl Turning I, Bowl Turning II and Advanced class. Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon $50. 805-242-1285. slomakerspace.com/woodturning/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

CREATIVE COLLAGE: AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASS FOR AGES 9-12 Use diverse materials to explore collage. Combine newspaper, magazines, found objects, fabric, and more. Wednesdays, 3:154:45 p.m. through Feb. 28 $48. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

EXPLORING DRAWING: AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASS FOR AGES 7-8 Learn various approaches to drawing. Expand your talent using many different styles, materials, and subject matter. Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m. through Feb. 27 $48. 805-5438562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASSES FOR AGES 3-6

IT’S A SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL

Windows To Other Worlds: Cultural Explorations, featuring Flo Bartell and other artists, opens Feb. 22 at Art Center Morro Bay. This exhibit celebrates worldwide travel, heritage, and cultural experiences. Admission is free. The exhibit will remain on display through April 2. Call (805) 772-2504 or visit artcentermorrobay.org to find out more. —C.W.

INTRO TO 3D PRINTING Learn how to use the

MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo, slomakerspace.com.

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. 805-242-1285. slomakerspace.com/3dprinting/#class. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

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 CERAMICS STUDIO Take and pass our

INTRO TO LASER CUTTER AND ENGRAVER

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

First night is free. 805-776-3684. ccsda.net. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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. 805-242-1285. slomakerspace.com/ laser-cutting-and-engraving/#class. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

INTRO TO MIG WELDING Learn how to use the

Instructed by artist Susan Connors. Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. through March 27 $36-$48 (includes materials). 805-543-8562. sloma.org/education/ ocean-view-arroyo-grande.php. Ocean View Elementary School, 1208 Linda Dr., Arroyo Grande.

ART AND WINE CLASS: BOHO COWSKULL CANVAS Make your own Boho Canvas. Wine will be offered. All supplies provided. Tuesdays, Fridays, 6-8 p.m. through Feb. 27 $40. 805-550-9963. theartgalanipomo.com/art-wine-boho-cowskull-canvas/. Gala De Arte Plaza, 136 N Thompson Ave. B, Nipomo.

ART AND WINE CLASS: NAIL ART JEWERLY HOLDER Make your own nail art jewelry holder.

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. 805-242-1285. slomakerspace.com/store/ intro-to-mig-welding-class/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

Wine will be offered. All supplies provided. Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. through Feb. 22 $40. 805550-9963. theartgalanipomo.com/art-wine-stringnail-jewelry-holder/. Gala De Arte Plaza, 136 N Thompson Ave. B, Nipomo.

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PAINTING PALM TREES WITH CATHERINE LEMOINE An introduction to nature painting with local artist Catherine Lemoine. This workshop is designed for a beginner to intermediate level painter. Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $45. 805-5509963. theartgalanipomo.com/. Gala De Arte Plaza, 136 N Thompson Ave. B, Nipomo.

PAINTING WORKSHOP No prior painting experience necessary. Registration required. For ages 10-17. Feb. 17, 2-3 p.m. Free. 805-473-7163. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

WEEKLY SONG CIRCLE Facilitated by Karoline Hausted. The community is welcome to participate in a relaxed exploration of voice, singing, percussion instruments, and more. All levels are welcome. Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. through March 13 $8 per class. 805-710-9808. Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Center, 2815 Branch Mill Rd., Arroyo Grande.

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FESTIVAL MOZAIC WINTERMEZZO: FEBRUARY NOTABLE ENCOUNTER DINNER Join the artists behind the festival and enjoy wines from Tablas Creek paired with fresh cuisine by Chef Jeffery Scott. Followed by a performance. Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m. $135-$145. 805-781-3009. festivalmozaic.com. Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St. #200, Paso Robles. SaN LuiS obiSpo

HANDMADE NATION: THE RISE OF DIY, ART, CRAFT, AND DESIGN This film documents the new wave of art, craft, and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist, and curator Faythe Levine. Feb. 19, 7-9:30 p.m. $5-$7 suggested donation. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

FILM SCREENING: SELMA Directed by Ava DuVernay. Rated PG-13. Representatives from the NAACP SLO County Chapter will facilitate discussion after the film. Feb. 21, 4-7 p.m. Free. 805-781-5989. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

TEEN FILM SCREENING: A BALLERINA’S TALE A feature documentary on ballerina Misty Copeland that explores the themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. Feb. 22, 4-6 p.m. Free. 805-781-5775. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

FESTIVAL MOZAIC WINTERMEZZO: FEBRUARY NOTABLE ENCOUNTER INSIGHT Artists take attendees on a tour behind the music, giving insights into the composer’s history and sharing their perspectives on the works. Feb. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $25-$32. 805-781-3009. festivalmozaic.com. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 751 Palm Street, 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. 805541-0594. themondayclubslo.org. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo.

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ABSTRACT PAINTINGS BY JUDY SCHUSTER Tuesdays-Saturdays. through Feb. 27 Free. 805927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

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

GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE PRESENTS BRADY CABE Showcasing the nature and landscape photography of the gallery’s featured artist Brady Cabe Through Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 805-772-1068. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay.

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CARLO CHRISTIAN, JACK MCNEAL, AND GREG SIRAGUSA Showcasing the fine art photography of the gallery’s featured artists Carlo Christian, Jack McNeal, and Greg Siragusa. Through Feb. 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 805-772-3883. galleryatmarinasquare.com. Gallery at Marina Square, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay.

REFLECTIONS: WORKS BY TOM GOULD Cambria artist Tom Gould shares his acrylic paintings. Opening reception is Feb. 2, 5:307 p.m. and includes a wine bar, live music, and refreshments. Thursdays-Sundays, 1-4 p.m. through Feb. 25 Free. 805-927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts.org/. Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria.

WINDOWS TO OTHER WORLDS: CULTURAL EXPLORATIONS This exhibit celebrates worldwide travel, heritage and cultural experiences. Featuring Flo Bartell and other artists. Feb. 22-April 2, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay. N o r t h S Lo C o u N t y

COLOR ME RED Featuring digital artists Dean Crawford Jr. and Deb Hofstetter. Through Feb. 28, 12-9 p.m. Free. 805-238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

IN LOVE WITH THE WEST Features contemporary western artists Sophy Brown, Glen Edwards, Tim Harmon, Cindy Long, Kim Mackey, Jeff Segler, and Don Weller. Through Feb. 28, 12-9 p.m. Free. 805-238-9800. Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles, studiosonthepark.org.

REALISM WITH A TWIST Reception for featured artist Gregory Simmons. Show runs through Feb 15. 805-466-3684. ärt/, 5806 Traffic Way, Atascadero. SaN LuiS obiSpo

ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINTS Featuring the work of artist Lori Wolf Grillias. Mondays, WednesdaysSundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through April 1 Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/exhibits/coming-next. php?event=1563. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. DIMENSIONS 2018 A biennial exhibition of fine

LOVE IS STRANGE Featuring artists Jami Ray and Josh Talbott. Through Feb. 27 805-544-9251. artsobispo.com. Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey, San Luis Obispo.

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show. Through Feb. 28 Free. 805-747-4200. artcentralartsupply.com/. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

ORGANITECTURE: PAINTINGS BY JORDAN QUINTERO A collection of oil paintings that

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explore the relationship between the natural world and human consciousness. Through March 26 Free. 805-439-1848. jordanquintero.com. Spark Yoga, 977 Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo.

PICTURING CALIFORNIA: A VISUAL TOUR THROUGH THE GOLDEN STATE The exhibit explores ways California has been visually expressed and depicted by artists and publishers since 1848. It features examples of historic and contemporary maps, books, prints, ephemera, and photographs, including Eadweard Muybridge’s 1877 panorama of San Francisco. Through Feb. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 805-756-2305. lib.calpoly. edu/events/picturing-california/. Cal Poly Special Collections and Archives, Robert E. Kennedy Library, 1 Grand Ave., Building 35, Room 409, San Luis Obispo.

talk via Brooklyn Portal from founder Amar Bakshi. Portals are gold spaces equipped with audiovisual technology to connect you with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through March 29 Free. 805-546-3202. sharedstudios.com/ cuesta. Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Highway 1, 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

COLOR AND MOTION: AN ARTISTS PERSPECTIVE See the work of local artist Kathy Badrak on display at the Terry Dworaczyk office of Ameriprise Financial. This exhibit is one of a continuing series of shows to spotlight local art and artists. ongoing 805-938-9724. ampf.com. Ameriprise Financial, 2605 S Miller St., Suite 104, Santa Maria.

JEWELBOX A non-juried exhibition showcasing

landscapes will be on display daily and available for purchase. Through April 16, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. 866.759.4637. longoriawine.com/events.php. Longoria Winery & Tasting Room, 415 E Chestnut Ave, Lompoc.

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Artist and photographer Heidi Gruetzemacher is the owner of the Frame Gallery in Old Orcutt. This exhibit showcases some of her paintings and photography. ongoing Free. 805-937-2278. Valley Art Gallery, 125 W. Clark Ave., Orcutt.

LOCAL COLOR Local artist Ken Christensen exhibits original oils. A reception takes place March 2 at 6 p.m. Christensen is a classic, on-site landscape painter with influences filtered down from the French Impressionists and Fauves. Through April 25, 6-9 p.m. 805-542-9000. sloart. com. Frame Works, 339 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo.

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craft featuring artworks created from clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, and wood by artists living in California. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through Feb. 18 Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/exhibits/coming-next.php?event=1481. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo. artwork from members of The Painters Group. Mondays, Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. through April 1 Free. 805-543-8562. sloma.org/ exhibits/coming-next.php?event=1565. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

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THE RIVER’S JOURNEY: ONE YEAR, SIX ARTISTS, NINETY-TWO MILES Featuring the work of Connie Connally, Holli Harmon, Libby Smith, Nicole Strasburg, Nina Warner, and Pamela Zwehl-Burke. Feb. 17-July 9 805-686-8315. wildlingmuseum.org. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang.

Calls for artists N o r t h C o a s t s Lo C o u N t y

BRUSHSTROKES 2018 CALL FOR ARTISTS California-wide exhibition hosted by The Painters Group of SLOMA to be held May 17 through June 25. Submission deadline is Feb. 28. MondaysSundays. through Feb. 28 Details online. 805-7722504. sloma.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

THROUGH THE LENS: AN OPEN JURIED PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION Submit work to the Morro Bay Art Association for its Open Juried Photography Exhibition. The exhibit will be held May 17 through June 25. Juror is Central Coast photographer, teacher, and author Kerry Drager. Through April 1, 12-5 p.m. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

WINDOWS TO OTHER WORLDS: CULTURAL EXPLORATIONS This exhibit celebrates worldwide travel, heritage, and cultural experiences. Submit your two and/or three-dimensional work. Through Feb. 20 $3-$10. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay. org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

stage N o r t h C o a s t s Lo C o u N t y

RIPCORD BY DAVID LINDSEY-ABAIRE A staged reading. This story revolves around a seemingly harmless bet between two older women which quickly escalates into a game of one-upmanship that reveals deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden. Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m. and Feb. 24, 2-4:30 p.m. through Feb. 24 $10. 805-927-8190. cambriacenterforthearts.org/theatre/. Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre, 1350 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. saN Luis obispo

CIRQUE ELOIZE: SALOON This circus show

features acrobatic feats, live music, dance, and more. Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. $28.80-$66. 805-7564849. calpolyarts.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

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EXIT LAUGHING Presented by By the Sea Productions. Paul Elliott’s comedy tells the story of 3 women who, having lost their “4th Musketeer”, decide to embrace life to its fullest. Directed by Lisa Woske. Fridays-Sundays, 7-9:30 p.m. through March 4 $20 general admission. 805-776-3287. bytheseaproductions.org. By The Sea Productions, 545 Shasta Ave., Morro Bay. IMPROV AT UNDERGROUND BREWING Featuring the performers of the Improv 1: Introduction to Improvisation class. Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m. $5. 805-242-3109. centralcoastcomedytheater. com. Underground Brewing Company, 1040 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

IMPROV COMEDY SHOW Fast-paced improv comedy shows performed by the ensemble of Central Coast Comedy Theater. All shows are based on audience suggestions making every show unique. Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Every other Thursday, 8-10 p.m. through March 29 $5. centralcoastcomedytheater.com. Kreuzberg Coffee Company, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, 805-430-0260. MET LIVE IN HD: L’ELISIR D’AMORE Conducted by Domingo Hindoyan. Feb. 18, 2 p.m. $12-$22. 805-756-4849. calpolyarts.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

THE PRODUCERS SLO REP presents this musical from Mel Brooks about producing an epic Broadway flop on purpose. Wednesdays-Sundays, 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 2-4:30 p.m. through March 11 $40-$50. 805-786-2440. slorep.org/shows/the-producers/. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo.

SLOLIO: A GATHERING OF TRUE STORIES AT LINNAEA’S SLOlio, the monthly storytelling events at Linnaea’s, is open to anyone who has a true story to share based on a theme and that can be told without notes. This month’s theme is “Wake Up Call”. Feb. 21, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-995-2867. slolio.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo. s o u t h C o a s t s Lo C o u N t y

ALL HANDS ON DECK! An authentic American roadshow and radio broadcast re-creation circa 1942 featuring the nine-piece Hollywood Victory Caravan Orchestra. Feb. 18, 4-6 p.m. $35-$55. 805-489-9444. clarkcenter.org/event/all-hands-ondeck/. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms The Hound of the Baskerville into a comic adventure. Features 5 actors playing dozens of roles. Thursdays-Sundays. through March 4 $21-$28. 805-489-2499. americanmelodrama.com. Great American Melodrama, 1863 Front St., Oceano.

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The last chance to see For the Birds, an annual exhibit at Art Center Morro Bay, is through Feb. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. This exhibit is a collection of fine art paintings and photography depicting all things related to birds. Call (805) 772-2504 or visit artcentermorrobay.org to find out more.

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Culture & lifestyle

week. Led by Tobey White Heart Crockett. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. $10-$20 suggested donation. 805-7722880. facebook.com/groups/MBMetaphysicians. Coalesce Garden Chapel, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.

leCtures & learning

CORNERS OF THE MOUTH With featured poets

N o r t h C o a s t s Lo C o u N t y

CONSCIOUS AGING WORKSHOP WITH BERTA PARRISH This workshop series will focus on listening to your own inner wisdom and guidance. Feb. 20, 2-4 p.m. $125. 805-772-2880. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay, coalescebookstore.com/.

TED TALK FRIDAYS Enjoy a TED Talk viewing or a guest speaker and engage in lively conversation afterwards. Fourth Friday of every month, 1-3 p.m. Free. 805-995-3312. Cayucos Library, 310 B. St., Cayucos. N o r t h s Lo C o u N t y

ATASCADERO LIBRARY BOOK OF THE YEAR DISCUSSION A discussion of author Ron Suskind’s Life, Animated, the story of his family’s journey connecting with his son Owen, who has autism. Feb. 15, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-7814187. slolibrary.org. Atascadero Library, 6555 Capistrano, Atascadero.

MORRO BAY METAPHYSICIANS Explore the history of metaphysics with a different topic each

saN Luis obispo Sarah Mosichuk and Benjamin Daniel Lawless. Followed by an open reading. Feb. 18, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-903-3595. languageofthesoul.org. Linnaea’s Cafe, 1110 Garden St., San Luis Obispo.

TALKS ON TAP: TECHNOLOGY AND THE MORAL RULES OF WARFARE Dr. Ryan Jenkins of Cal Poly discusses how new technologies, including social network analysis, have overturned and distorted the moral restrains on violence in wartime. Feb. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. 7sistersbrewing.com. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo. s o u t h C o a s t s Lo C o u N t y

AUTISM PRESENTATION Experts from the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center will discuss autism spectrum disorders and the services offered by their agency. Feb. 24, 2-3 p.m. Free. 805-473-7161. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 36 Suskind’s Life, Animated, the story of his family’s journey connecting with his son Owen, who has autism. Feb. 21, 4-5 p.m. Free. 805-781-4187. slolibrary.org. Shell Beach Library, 230 Leeward Ave, Shell Beach.

Clubs & Meetings N o r t h C o a s t s Lo C o u N t y

COLORING CLUB FOR ADULTS Rediscover the childhood pleasure of coloring. Last Thursday of every month, 4-5 p.m. through Oct. 25 Free. 805927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria. saN Luis obispo

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

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS AT CAPTAIN NEMO Refreshments available on site for purchase. Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-5446366. Facebook.com/CaptainNemoGames. Captain Nemo Games, 563 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

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

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

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

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welcome. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. and Sundays, 4-7 p.m. Free. 805-215-4963. 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

BISHOP PEAK CHAPTER OF THE EMBROIDERER’S GUILD OF AMERICA Welcoming those who work with all forms of needlework. Bring a sack lunch. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. through Nov. 17 Free. Grover Beach Community Center, 1230 Trouville Ave., Grover Beach, (805) 773-4832.

NIPOMO SENIOR CENTER The center is open five days a week; closed on weekends and holidays. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. through Aug. 31 805-929-1615. Nipomo Senior Center, 200 E. Dana St., Nipomo.

support groups N o r t h C o a s t s Lo C o u N t y

CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS MEETING Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) is a 12-step recovery program for anyone who desires to have healthy and loving relationships with themselves and others. Saturdays, 1-2:15 p.m. Free. 805-203-5875. Cambria Connection, 1069 Main St., Cambria. N o r t h s Lo C o u N t y

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

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

Create and learn N o r t h C o a s t s Lo C o u N t y

BASIC COMPUTER HELP Come to learn basic

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

computer skills. Call to sign up. Thursdays, 8:30-10 a.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

SLO CHESS CLUB All ages and skill levels

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.

welcome. Plays at the giant chess board in Morro Bay on Saturdays. Boards generally provided. Thursdays, 6:30-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. 805-215-4963. slochess.com. Carl’s Jr., 195 N. Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo.

SLO TABLE TENNIS All ages and skill levels

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SLO MAKERSPACE BASIC SAFETY A requirement for anyone who wants to use SLO MakerSpace tools and space. Features a walkthrough reviewing all areas of the shop that can be dangerous to you and others. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon Free for Members and SLO County Library Cardholders. 805-242-1285. slomakerspace.com/store/makerspace-basicsafety-class/. SLO MakerSpace, 81 Higuera St., Ste. 160 and 180, San Luis Obispo.

MONTHLY MEDITATION GROUP Wendy McKenna guides this monthly meditation group. All methods of meditation will be addressed with the intent that each participant develops the optimum meditation for their personal needs. Fourth Thursday of every month, 6-7:30 p.m. Free; Donations accepted. 805305-7595. lightshare.us. Lightshare Center, 22701 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita. saN Luis obispo

AIKIDO FOR ADULTS With instructor Mary

Mind & body N o r t h C o a s t s Lo C o u N t y

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

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.

INTERMEDIATE TRIBAL BUNKAI Incorporates props, rhythm instruments, and a fusion of world dance to upbeat, fast drumming music. Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $40 monthly; $12 to drop in. 805203-6318. desertcoastdance.com. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., 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.

REIKI I CERTIFICATION CLASS: ORIGINAL USUI METHOD Learn to focus healing energy to benefit others, animals, plants and yourself. This is the original Usui method discovered and taught by Dr. Mikao Usui. Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $125. 805903-3635. sandeewinn.com. Morro Bay Massage and Bodywork, 736 Main St., Morro Bay.

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

Tesoro, 5th degree Black Belt. Aikido is the Japanese martial art of self-defense and selfdevelopment. This class welcomes adults (both beginners and experienced). Participants may start at anytime. Tuesdays, 5:45-7 p.m. through April 17 $65 for 3 months. 805-549-1222 or 544-8866. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo, ae.slcusd.org/.

AIKIDO SELF DEFENSE AND SELF IMPROVEMENT FOR ADULTS For ages 16-andup. Start anytime and set up your own schedule. Tuesdays, 5:45-7 p.m. through April 17 $65 for 3 months (unlimited classes). 805-544-8866. aikidosanluisobispo.com. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo.

CAT YOGA CLASSES Sundays, 10:15-11:30 a.m. $20. 805-543-9316 Ext. 10. woodshumanesociety. org. Woods Humane Society, 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo. GENTLE YOGA Join instructor, Cassandra Bodlak and increase your range of motion, re-align your spine, improve strength through active isolated techniques, and more. All levels welcome. Please bring a mat and water. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 10:1511:15 a.m. through April 19 $88. 805-549-1222. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo, ae.slcusd.org/.

METABOLIC CONDITIONING PLUS Maximize your cardio and strength with effective patterns of work/rest periods. Re-align and maintain a healthy spine through gentle movements. Mats are provided. Bring water and a towel. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8-9 a.m. through April 19 $88. 805549-1222. San Luis Coastal Adult School, 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo, ae.slcusd.org/. THE SPIRITUAL WARRIOR YOGA EVENT All proceeds of this yoga marathon benefit RISE, a local organization dedicated to helping victims of intimate partner violence. Every dollar donated will be matched by the Morgan Family Foundation. Feb. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 805-296-0153. riseslo.org. Soul Yoga, 1340 Taft St., San Luis Obispo. STRENGTH FOR 50+ Improve your strength with accessible, real-life movement patterns. Re-align and experience a healthier spine through gentle exercise. Mats and equipment provided. Please bring water and a towel. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:15CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 38

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DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY RECOVERY SEMINAR Hear from previous program participants and learn how to identify depression and its causes. Orientation session is free. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. through April 4 805-4896622. depressionthewayout.com. Arroyo Grande Adventist Church, 240 Vernon Ave., Arroyo Grande.

KUNDALINI YOGA Gentle yoga classes with a focus on meditation and chanting in the Kundalini Yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan). All levels of experience welcome. Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m. through Dec. 31 $12 per class; $40 for 4 classes. 626-864-4810. branchmillorganics.com/classesoffered/. Branch Mill Organic Farm & Retreat Center, 2815 Branch Mill Rd., Arroyo Grande.

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OCEANO QI GONG Use the gentle flow of Qi Gong to lower stress and increase flexibility. Accessible to all ages and fitness levels. Mondays, 9-10 a.m. through March 26 $10 per class; $65 for the series. 805-440-4561. adulted.luciamarschools.org. Oceano Community Center, 1425 19th St., Oceano.

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QI GONG: LESS STRESS AND MORE ENERGY Use the gentle flow of Qi Gong to lower stress and increase flexibility. Accessible to all ages and fitness levels. Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. through Feb. 28 $12 to drop in; $59 for series. 805-4404561. balancedlivingayurveda.com. Shell Beach Veterans Memorial Building, 230 Leeward Ave., Pismo Beach.

Suki #A222685 Titus. 3 yr Tan Staff Terrier mix is a strong boy, 75lbs, learning leash, house trained, happy, affect, active boy is ready for more learning & love!

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5-week program consists of drills, timed tests, cardio sessions, and resistance training. Includes progress tracking. A prize will be awarded to all participants who complete boot camp. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6-7 a.m. through Feb. 16 805-474-9928. tantrumfitness.com/bombshell-bootcamp. Tantrum Fitness, 1590 W Grand Ave, Grover Beach.

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SWAP ELFIN FOREST NATURE WALK: FUNGUS FORAY Dennis Sheridan will lead an exploration of the Elfin Forest floor to find mushrooms. This is not a mushroom collection walk( all Elfin Forest plants are protected by law). Wear sturdy shoes and long pants. Feb. 17, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. 805-528-0392. elfin-forest.org. El Moro Elfin Forest Natural Area, 1100 15th St., Los Osos.

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SIERRA CLUB PLANT AND BIRD WALK: LOPEZ LAKE Join Audubon, California Native Plants, and the Sierra Club on a plant and bird walk. Rain or the threat of rain cancels this event. Feb. 24, 9 a.m. Free. 805-459-2103. sierraclub.org/santa-lucia. Lopez Lake, 6800 Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande.

SLO COUNTY PUGS ON THE BEACH Socially friendly dogs and their humans are invited to run (leash free) in the surf sand at Olde Port Beach (Avila Dog Beach or Fisherman’s Beach). Last Sunday of every month, 2-3 p.m. Free. aggbchamber.com. Olde Port Beach, 6520 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach. S a n ta M a r i a Va L L e y/ Lo S a L a M o S

GUADALUPE WALK AND TALK Join Shirley Boydstun on her monthly Walk and Talk around Guadalupe who will discuss the town’s points of interest and its history. Rain will cancel this event. Feb. 17, 10-11 a.m. Free; Donation suggested. 805343-2455. dunescenter.org/event/guadalupe-walkand-talk/. Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, 1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe.

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CAL POLY MEN’S BASKETBALL VS CSUN Help honor this year’s seniors as they play in their final home game. Feb. 22, 7 p.m. gopoly.com. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

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CAL POLY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS CAL STATE FULLERTON Children 13 and under get in for free for Poly Play Day. Enjoy pizza and carnival games in the tent outside Mott prior to the game. Feb. 24, 2 p.m. gopoly.com. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

CAL POLY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL VS UCSB Blue-Green Rivalry match. Feb. 21, 7 p.m. gopoly. com. Mott Athletics Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

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KIDS YOGA Experience emotional balance through the physical and mental benefits of yoga by practicing breathing exercises, flowing sequences, balancing poses, and deep relaxation. Mondays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. through Jan. 7 $15. 805-215-4565. omniyogastudio. com. Omni Yoga Studio, 2190 9th St., Los Osos.

MOMMY & ME YOGA Dads/partners/caregivers are also welcome to this yoga class for new mothers and babies. Moms can slowly regain strength while cultivating confidence and alleviate neck, shoulder, and back pain through yoga postures. Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon through Jan. 4 $15. 805-215-4565. omniyogastudio.com. Omni Yoga Studio, 2190 9th St., Los Osos.

RHYTHM AND MOVEMENT DANCE FOR KIDS Utilizing theatrical props, games, and improvisational tools to encourage skill building and creative movement. For ages 5 to 8. All levels of dancers are welcome. Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. $40 monthly; $12 to drop in. 805-203-6318. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, ignitemovementstudio.com/.

THEATER DANCE CLASS FOR KIDS An interactive group for kids ages 9 and up to express themselves through dance and theatrical expression. Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. $40 monthly; $12 to drop in. 805-203-6318. Ignite Movement Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, ignitemovementstudio.com/. TODDLER STORYTIME A storytime for toddlers ages 18 months-and-up. Share stories, songs, finger plays, bubbles, and more. Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. through Dec. 26 Free. 805-927-4336. slolibrary.org. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria. Hosted by Ms. Kaela. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Free. 805-772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay.

WINTER MONARCH BUTTERFLY TOURS Witness thousands of Monarch Butterflies, so close you can nearly touch them, during these guided tours. Every 14 days, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. 805-2154125. Morro Bay Golf Course, 201 State Park Rd., Morro Bay, golfmorrobay.com. n o r t h S Lo C o u n t y

YOUTH DANCE LESSONS WITH LAURA SLANIA Swing and ballroom lessons for ages 17-and-under. No partner necessary. Sundays, 4-5 p.m. through Feb. 25 $3. 805-491-1059. facebook. com/groups/crestonswingdance/. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero. San LuiS obiSpo

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

ART IN A BOX: AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASS FOR AGES 5-6 Use painted areas and found objects to make an interesting design. Mondays, 3:15-4:45 p.m. through Feb. 26 $48. 805-5438562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

KIDS POTTERY CLASSES Pottery classes in sculpting, hand building, and throwing on the wheel for ages 6-and-up. Saturdays, 3:30-5 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 1:30-3 p.m. through March 27 $30. 805-896-6197. anamcre. com. Anam Cre Pottery Studio, 1243 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo. PAJAMA DRAMA: DRAMA AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY CLASSES Drama and imaginative play develops skills that can last a lifetime like the confidence to be brave, desire to share ideas with others, and the joy of solving problems with friends by your side. Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m. and Mondays, 9:30-11 a.m. $12. 805-709-0761. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 39


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Saturdays, 8-10:45 a.m. World Market Parking Lot, 2650 Main St., San Luis Obispo. S o u t h C o a S t S Lo C o u n t y

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

NIPOMO FARMERS MARKET Includes a

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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.

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7Sisters Brewing Company hosts its next Talks on Tap event on Feb. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cal Poly professor Ryan Jenkins (pictured) will discuss how new technologies, including social network analysis, have overturned and distorted the moral restraints on violence in wartime. Call (805) 868-7133 or visit 7sistersbrewing.com for more info. —C.W.

tasting in the Avila Room. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Chef Charles, wine samples, and more. Feb. 24, 2-5 p.m. $40; $20 for members. trilogylife. com/communities/california/monarchdunes/ lifestyle/events/. Monarch Club, 1645 Trilogy Pkway., Nipomo, 805-343-9459.

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CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 38 pyjamadrama.com. SLO Movement Arts Center, 2074 Parker St., San Luis Obispo.

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

ARROYO GRANDE LIBRARY LEGO CLUB Show off your creative side with Legos. For ages 6-10. Legos provided by the library. Registration required. Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-noon Free. 805-4737163. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

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

WHAT’S YOUR SUPERPOWER?: YOUTH CLASSES FOR AGES 7-11 Enrichment program to address the challenges youth face in school/life which interferes with learning, relationships, wellbeing. Discover inner resources (“superpowers”) to reduce stress/anxiety, nurture compassion, regulate difficult emotions through mindfulness, movement, yoga, and social-emotional learning. Mondays, 3:454:45 p.m. 805-270-5523. mindfulkindfulyouniversity. com. Oak Park Professional Centre, 530 Camino Mercado, Ste 576, Arroyo Grande.

students. Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Free. 805-929-8990. thecitycc.org. Faith Life Community Church, 726 W Tefft St, Nipomo.

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HOSPICE OF SLO COUNTY IN-HOME VOLUNTEER TRAINING Train to be a 30-hour in-home volunteer for Hospice SLO County. Topics include attitudes about dying/death, communication, grief, and end-of-life care. Mondays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through March 12 Free (preregistration required). 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org/workshops. St. Benedict’s Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln., Los Osos. Topics include attitudes about dying/death, communication, grief, and end-of-life care. Fridays, 10-3 a.m. through March 2 Free (preregistration required). 805-5442266. hospiceslo.org/workshops. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles. San LuiS obiSpo

CENTRAL COAST HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING Central Coast Hospice is recruiting volunteers. Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Feb. 16 805-540-6020. San Luis Obispo Business Center, 4251 South Higuera Street, Suite 501, San Luis Obispo.

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

MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels, San Luis

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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.

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

SUNWORK SOLAR TRAINING A training workshop on installing rooftop solar offered by SunWork. Registration suggested. Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. 805-550-5898. sunwork.org/events. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

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volunteers to help with older adults. Volunteer opportunities are flexible and tailored to your availability. Feb. 17, 10-11:30 a.m. 805-547-7025. wilshirecommunityservices.org/. Wilshire Community Services, 285 South St. Suite J, San Luis Obispo.

CO-CREATION WITH CREATOR, PART 2: VISION SKILLS Wendy McKenna will facilitate this course as a fundraiser for Lightshare. Feb. 17, 4-7 p.m. $60. 805-305-7595. lightshare.us. Lightshare Center, 22701 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita. San LuiS obiSpo

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

YOUTH SERVICES The City Church Central Coast holds youth services for junior high school

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION Seeking

Food & drink FarmerS marketS San LuiS obiSpo

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

SLO FARMERS MARKET Hosts over 60 vendors.

FOR THE LOVE OF GRILLED CHEESE Enjoy artisan grilled cheese paninis paired with Donati’s award-winning wines. Feb. 17, 1-3 p.m. $25. 805238-0676. donatifamilyvineyard.com/event-details. php?id=27. Donati Family Vineyard, 2720 Oakview Rd., Templeton.

HAPPIEST OF HAPPY HOURS With free bites and $6 premium wines by the glass. MondaysFridays, 3-6 p.m. Grape Encounters Empourium, 5816 Traffic Way, Atascadero, 805-464-2630, grapeencounters.com.

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Saturday, Feb. 17th @ the PAC

Saturday, February 17

8 pm - Performing Arts Center Special Guests: Members of the SLO Symphony Youth Orchestra 7 pm - Free pre-show lecture Presented by CAL POLY ARTS TICKETS: 756-4849 / CALPOLYARTS.ORG $25.60 - $52 Sponsored by Andi & Jeff Portney, Edna’s Bakery, Embassy Suites, Subplot Studio, The Sun, Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts

RESERVE VERTICAL TASTING AT TH ESTATE WINES Featuring winemaker Jennifer Hoage. This first time seminar will feature an extended barrel aged 46 and Hedge Reserves. Enjoy tasting through a 3 year vertical flight of each wine, paired with cheese/charcuterie. Feb. 17, 10-11:30 a.m. $75; $55 for members. 805-238-2083. thestatewines.com. TH Estate Wines, 870 Arbor. Rd., Paso Robles. San LuiS obiSpo

FRIDAY NIGHT PINT NIGHT Buy logo glass for

Cal Poly Basketball vs. U.C. Davis

Saturday, Feb. 17th @ Mott Gym, Cal Poly

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

INSPIRED HOME AND GOURMET EXPO OF PASO ROBLES Meet more than 100 experts on home projects and enjoy wine tasting and demonstrations. Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; $5 for parking. 805-7724600. inspiredexpos.com. Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo.

INTERNATIONAL HIGH TEA Enjoy elegant tea service traditions from various countries including India, China, and Switzerland. Feb. 25, 1-3 p.m. $35 adults; $20 children under 12. 805-541-0594. themondayclubslo.com. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo.

Cal Poly Arts presents Cameron Carpenter Monday, Feb. 26th @ the PAC

WOODSTOCK’S SLO PINT NIGHT With the first pint as low as $5, Woodstock’s gives half-off refills in the same glass. Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. Free. 805-541-4420. woodstocksslo.com. Woodstock’s Pizza, 1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. WOODSTOCK’S SLO TRIVIA NIGHT For trivia aficionados and fun-lovers in general alike. Tuesdays, 9-11 p.m. Free. 805-541-4420. woodstocksslo.com/events/. Woodstock’s Pizza, 1000 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. S o u t h C o a S t S Lo C o u n t y

VALENTINE WINE WALK Pick up your event glass and passport map at the starting point on Dolliver and walk around downtown to visit and greet select merchants for sips and samples. Return to the starting table later for a special drawing. Feb. 16, 5-7:30 p.m. $20. 805-773-4382. pismochamber.com. Downtown Pismo Beach, 690 Dolliver, Pismo Beach. S a n ta y n e z Va L L e y

WINE COUNTRY WEEKEND Meet the winemakers and try reserve, library, and newly released wines. Passports and more information available online. Feb. 16-19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $65. 800-563-3183. santaynezwinecountry.com. Participating Wine Tasting Rooms, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Ynez, Buellton, Los Olivos, Solvang. ∆

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Music BY GLEN STARKEY

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PHOTO COURTESY OF JESSE COOK

FLASHING FINGERS Amazing acoustic guitar master Jesse Cook plays Tooth & Nail Winery on Feb. 18, as part of his Beyond Borders tour.

O, Canada Jesse Cook brings his New Flamenco and ethno jazz to Tooth & Nail Winery

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f you want to get an idea of the crisp, authoritative playing of Canadian guitarist and composer Jesse Cook, check out the official video for “Double Dutch” off his new album Beyond Borders, which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes World Music Albums Chart upon its Sept. 15 release last year. It’ll quickly become apparent why Cook is a JUNO Award winner—the Canadian equivalent to the Grammy Award. Playing a mix of New Flamenco, world music, and ethno jazz, Cook has performed all over the world, selling more than 1.5 million records. Born in Paris, he spent his first few years moving between France and Barcelona, Spain. After his parents divorced, he moved with his mother to her

native Canada, where he was trained at Toronto’s Eli Kassner Guitar Academy. On Beyond Borders, a follow-up to 2015’s One World, Cook “explores a sonic landscape unfettered by geography, ethnicity, and musical styles to forge a unique world music hybrid,” according to his press materials’ apt description. “I want to take people to places they haven’t been,” Cook said. “I like music that provides a common ground for different traditions, a space where music from all historical eras and parts of the world can mingle. If music is the universal language, maybe there is something it can teach us?” Jesse Cook brings his Beyond Borders

PHOTO COURTESY OF BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY

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

BANJERDAN LIVE Feb. 20, 3 p.m. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com. BLACK BAY BETTY LIVE Feb. 23, 9 p.m. Cambria

Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-9274200, cambriapineslodge.com.

BOB BENJAMIN AT CENTRALLY GROWN

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

BOB BENJAMIN AT LAS CAMBRITAS Sundays,

6 p.m. Free. 805-927-3563. lascambritas.com. Las Cambritas, 2336 Main Street, Cambria.

tour to Tooth & Nail Winery for a Numbskull and Good Medicine Presents concert on Sunday, Feb. 18 (5:30 p.m.; all ages; $40 presale at Boo Boo Records or ticketfly.com or $45 at the door). Expect exotic, mesmerizing acoustic instrumental compositions delivered with virtuosic ferocity.

Outlaws! Fremont Theater’s got two badass acts coming at you this week, one a hip-hop conglomerate and the other an outlaw country and Southern rocker. I always thought the names of the five rappers of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony might have been inspired by Snow White’s seven dwarves. Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone,

Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone, and Fleshn-Bone were first signed to Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records in late 1993, and their EP Creepin on ah Come Up included their first hit, “Thuggish Ruggish Bone.” By 1997, they won a Grammy Award for “Tha Crossroads” from their second album, E. 1999 Eternal. This Saturday, Feb. 17, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony plays the Fremont Theater, touring in support of their 11th album, 2017’s New Waves (9 p.m.; $32 at Boo Boo Records or eventbrite.com). Shooter Jennings, son of Waylon, comes to the Fremont on Wednesday, Feb. 21 (9 p.m.; all ages; $22 at Boo Boo Records or eventbrite.com), with Jade Jackson opening. Shooter entered the music scene in 2005 with the release of “4th of July,” off his album Put the “O” Back in Country, which rose to No. 22 on Billboard’s County Chart. In 2016, he released his 10th studio album, Countach (For Giorgio). Jade Jackson is, of course, our local chanteuse from Santa Margarita, who released her major label debut, Gilded, last year on Anti-. She’s been touring ever since, including a lot of opening gigs for Social Distortion on their national tour. This ought to be great evening of gritty country.

Shaolin bass!

The Graduate will be blowing its roof off this Wednesday, Feb. 21, when new bass hip-hop producer Datsik brings his Ninja Nation tour to SLO Town ($29.50 to $34 at Boo Boo Records or eventbrite. com). According to press materials, Datsik is obsessed with ninja culture, and he’s STARKEY continued page 44

PHOTO COURTESY OF SHOOTER JENNINGS

BONES Hip-hop group Bone Thugs-nHarmony plays the Fremont Theater on Feb. 17, touring in support of their newest, New Waves.

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BOBBY MALONE LIVE Saturdays, 3-6 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com. DAVID POPE LIVE Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. Windows On

The Water, 699 Embarcadero #7, Morro Bay, 805-7720677, windowsmb.com/.

OUTLAW COUNTRY Shooter Jennings, son of Waylon, plays the Fremont Theater on Feb. 21.

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

LBS TRIO LIVE Feb. 24, 9 p.m. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com. LIVE JAM AT OTTER ROCK Thursdays, 8 p.m. Free.

DORIAN MICHAEL LIVE Feb. 19, 6-9 p.m. Free. Windows On The Water, 699 Embarcadero #7, Morro Bay, 805-772-0677, windowsmb.com/.

805-772-1420. otterrockcafe.com. The Otter Rock Cafe, 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

EDGE OF ART Feb. 16, 9-11:55 p.m. Cambria Pines

Saturdays Free. 805-995-3209. oldcayucostavern. com. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave, Cayucos.

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

LIVE MUSIC AT OLD CAYUCOS TAVERN Fridays,

GREG & SPIKE Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

LIVE MUSIC AT OTTER ROCK Fridays-Sundays,

JON STEPHENS LIVE Thursdays, 5 p.m. Free. 805927-0175. lascambritas.com. Las Cambritas, 2336 Main Street, Cambria.

LIVE MUSIC AT STAX Thursdays, Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

LBS DUO LIVE Feb. 19, 8-11 p.m. Cambria Pines

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

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8 p.m. Free. 805-772-1420. otterrockcafe.com. The Otter Rock Cafe, 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

Free. 805-772-5055. staxwine.com. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

PHOTO COURTESY OF DATSIK

ENTER THE NINJA EDM new bass producer Datsik brings his Ninja Nation tour to The Graduate on Feb. 21.

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

MARCUS DIMAGGIO LIVE Fridays, 3-6 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

FEB. 15 – FEB. 22 2018

THE REAL BLUES JAM SOUTH Ted Waterhouse hosts. All levels welcome. Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 805-704-5116. tedwaterhouse. com. The Siren, 900 Main St., Morro Bay. THE STELLAR BAND LIVE Feb. 17, 9-11:55 p.m. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

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STELLAR DUO LIVE Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com. N o r t h S Lo C o u N t y

ADAM LEVINE AND JUDY PHILBIN Levine and

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

THE BANJERDAN SHOW Feb. 15, 6 p.m. Last Stage

West, 15050 Morro Rd, Highway 41 at Torro Creek Road, Atascadero, 805-461-1393, laststagewest.net.

THE DAVID LUNING BAND LIVE Luning plays a

mix of americana, folk and blues. Feb. 16, 8 p.m. $20 donation. 805-466-6941. musicadelrio.org. Musica Del Rio House, 4150 Del Rio Rd., Atascadero.

LIV & ROB LIVE Selections include classic rock, pop, and country ranging from the 1970’s. Feb. 17, 2-5 p.m. Free. 805-237-2389. darkstarcellars.com/Events. Dark Star Cellars, 2985 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles. LIV AND ROB LIVE No cover charge. Liv and Rob

are best known on the Central Coast for their vocal harmonies. Their selections include classic rock, pop, and country. Feb. 17, 2-5 p.m. 805-237-2389. darkstarcellars.com/Events. Dark Star Cellars, 2985 Anderson Rd., Paso Robles.

LIVE MUSIC AT ASUNCION RIDGE Fridays,

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

LIVE MUSIC AT BROKEN EARTH Saturdays, 1-4

p.m. Free. 805-239-2562. brokenearthwinery.com. Broken Earth Winery, 5625 Highway 46E, Paso Robles.

LIVE MUSIC AT CATTLEMANS LOUNGE Fridays,

6-8 p.m. Paso Robles Inn Cattleman’s Lounge, 103 Spring Street, Paso Robles, 805-238-2660.

NATALY LOLA LIVE Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. Pony Club

Wine Bar, 1021 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805-226-9995, hotelcheval.com/pony-club-wine-bar-paso-robles/.

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.

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REWINED LIVE Feb. 17, 6-9 p.m. Pony Club Wine Bar, 1021 Pine St., Paso Robles, 805-226-9995, hotelcheval.com/pony-club-wine-bar-paso-robles/.

facebook.com/events/147529725947095/. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

SATURDAY LIVE Live music every Saturday

DRUM AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT CIRCLE All musicians, dancers, and people who use their voices to create music are welcome to join this monthly circle. Bring refreshments to share. For all ages. Fourth Sunday of every month, 5-8 p.m. through June 17 805-302-8482. Paulette’s, 3960 South Higuera St, Spc 8, San Luis Obispo.

afternoon. Wine and lunch offerings available for purchase. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-227-4812. vinarobles.com. Vina Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles.

SATURDAY LIVE: YOU KNEW ME WHEN Wine and

lunch offerings available for purchase. No outside alcohol please. Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-227-4812. Vina Robles Winery, 3700 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, vinarobles.com/.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY Presented by Steve Key. Different acts every weekend. Saturdays, Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805- 226-8881. sculpterra.com. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles. S a N Lu i S o b i S p o

12TH PLANET LIVE For ages 18-and-over. Feb. 18, 10 p.m. $20. SLO Brew, 736 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-1843, slobrew.com.

BLACK VIOLIN LIVE Black Violin blends classical, hip hop, rock, and more. Feb. 17, 8 p.m. $25.60-$52. 805-756-4849. calpolyarts.org. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY Feb. 17, 8-11:45 p.m. $32. 805-329-5725. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. CABARET 805 SHOWCASE: SINGING THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK AND MORE

With pianists Brett Mitchell and David Alm. Sit at candlelit tables and enjoy desserts and hot beverages while singers from the Cuesta Community Programs Cabaret Singing and Performance class serve you. Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m. and Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m. $15. 805-7722812. Cabaret805.com. Cuesta College Community Programs, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

CAL POLY ARAB MUSIC ENSEMBLE WINTER CONCERT Featuring diverse programs of classic

and contemporary music and dance, the Arab Music Ensemble will perform works from the Eastern Mediterranean and selections from historically interconnected cultures of the larger region. Feb. 24, 8 p.m. $12 and $14 general, $9 and $12 students. 805-756-4849. music.calpoly.edu. Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo.

O’DONNA

DORIAN MICHAEL LIVE A family-friendly

performance. Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133.

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FESTIVAL MOZAIC WINTERMEZZO CONCERT: MUSIQUE FRANÇAISE Works by French composers Faure, Cras and Roussel. Followed by an original jazz riff on the baroque style by Noam Elkies. Feb. 25, 3 p.m. $35-$65. 805-781-3009. festivalmozaic.com. Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

GYPSY JAZZ NIGHT With the Gypsy All Stars: Laurel

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

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.

JAZZ JAM SESSIONS AT UNITY CONCERT HALL

Hosted by the SLO County Jazz Federation. Third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805-543-1200. Unity Concert Hall, 1130 Orcutt Road, San Luis Obispo.

JAZZ VESPERS CONCERT Enjoy traditional New

Orleans Jazz with the Rag Bone Saints. Reception to follow. Feb. 18, 4-5:30 p.m. Donation suggested. 805543-5451. fpcslo.org. First Presbyterian Church of San Luis Obispo, 981 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.

LIVE MUSIC AT BON TEMPS CREOLE Zydeco,

LOREN RADIS LIVE A family-friendly performance. Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. facebook.com/ events/432440843838661/. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo. NOCHE CALIENTE Fridays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 805-541096. slograd.com. The Graduate, 990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo. SHOOTER JENNINGS LIVE Feb. 21, 8-11 p.m. $22.22. 805-329-5725. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. STEVE HACKETT LIVE As a part of Hackett’s 2018 Tour De Force. Feb. 23, 8-11 p.m. $61.50–$81.50. 805-329-5725. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. TIM JACKSON LIVE A family-friendly performance.

Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-868-7133. facebook.com/ events/1759410811033617/. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

TY DOLLA $IGN LIVE As a part of the Don’t Judge

Me Tour. Feb. 22, 8-11 p.m. $31.50. 805-329-5725. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo. S o u t h C oa S t S Lo C o u N t y

ABBA MANIA The original ABBA tribute from

London’s West End, ABBA Mania, perform hits including Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, Mamma Mia. Feb. 24 $40-$52. clarkcenter.org. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande, 805-489-9444.

THE CHARLIE MCNEAL BAND Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Free.

Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, 805-7736563, puffersofpismo.com/.

HINDSITE LIVE Feb. 23, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. and Feb. 24, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-1010, harryspismobeach.com.

blues, or jazz every Wednesday evening. Wednesdays Free. 805-544-2100. bontempscreolecafe.com. Bon Temps Creole Cafe, 1819 Osos Street, San Luis Obispo.

JILL KNIGHT LIVE Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-6563, puffersofpismo.com/.

LIVE MUSIC AT MOTHER’S TAVERN Fridays, 7:30-

LIVE MUSIC AT LIDO Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays,

10:30 p.m. Free. 805-541-8733. motherstavern.com. Mother’s Tavern, 725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo.

LIVE MUSIC WITH IRISH SESSIONS Wednesdays,

5-7 p.m. through Feb. 28 Free. 805-868-7133. 7sistersbrewing.com/events. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo.

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5-8 p.m. Free. 805-773-4300. thedolphinbay.com. Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay, 2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach.

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LIVE MUSIC from page 42 Free. 805-773-6563. puffersofpismo.com. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach.

LIVE MUSIC AT SEAVENTURE Sundays, 2-6 p.m. Free. 805-773-4994. seaventure. com. Seaventure Restaurant, 100 Oceanview Ave, Pismo Beach.

THE O’DONNAS LIVE Feb. 18, 5 p.m. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-6563, puffersofpismo.com/.

FeB. 15 – FeB. 22 2018

OPEN BLUES JAM Wednesdays Mongo’s Saloon, 359 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach, 805-489-3639. ROOM SERVICE LIVE Feb. 16, 9 p.m. and Feb. 17, 9 p.m. Free. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-1010, harryspismobeach.com. SHADY WILLOW: A CLASSIC ROCK EXPERIENCE Enjoy food, drinks, and live music from Shady Willow. Feb. 18, 5:30-8:30 p.m. 805-714-3575. Fin’s Restaurant, 25 W. Grand Ave., Grover Beach.

SIDE EFFECTS Wednesdays Free. 805-773-6563.

puffersofpismo.com. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach.

THE STEVE TRACY PROJECT Feb. 18, 9 p.m. Free. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-1010, harryspismobeach.com. TOMMY LEE AND THE PORTIGEES Feb. 20,

7:30-11:30 p.m. and Feb. 21, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-1010, harryspismobeach.com. S a n ta M a r i a Va l l e y/ lo S a l a M o S

BOB CLARK LIVE Feb. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

moxiecafe.com/music. Moxie Cafe, 1317 W. McCoy Ln., Santa Maria, 805-361-2900.

CONNER CHERLAND LIVE Feb. 16, 4:30-7 p.m.

Free. Presqu’ile Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile Dr., Santa Maria, 805-937-8110, presquilewine.com.

JACOB COLE LIVE Feb. 23, 4-6 p.m. Presqu’ile

Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile Dr., Santa Maria, 805-9378110, presquilewine.com.

KEITH COX LIVE Feb. 23 Free. Naughty Oak Brewing Co., 165 S Broadway St Ste 102, Orcutt, 805-287-9663, naughtyoak.com. MICHAEL SHELTON LIVE Feb. 16 Free. Naughty Oak Brewing Co., 165 S Broadway St Ste 102, Orcutt, 805-287-9663, naughtyoak.com. SARAH COUGHLIN LIVE Feb. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

WHo’LL STop THe rain

Diego’s Umbrella (pictured) performs with Future Dead Men at SLO Brew on Feb. 21 at 10 p.m. Tickets are $12. This concert is for adults 18-and-over only. Tickets are available at Boo Boo Records or online at slobrew.com. Call (805) 543-1843 to find out more. —C.W. DETROIT SPORTSMAN CONGRESS Feb. 16, 7-10 p.m. Free. Naughty Oak Taproom, 3569 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-691-9252, naughtyoak.com/ contact.html. THE DYLAN ORTEGA BAND As part of KRAZy

Country Honky-Tonk Thursday. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

THE EXCELLENT TRADESMEN Feb. 17, 5-8 p.m. Free. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern. com/entertainment.html. FORT TAYLOR, CA LIVE Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m. Free. Cold

Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/entertainment.html.

Free. moxiecafe.com/music. Moxie Cafe, 1317 W. McCoy Ln., Santa Maria, 805-361-2900.

THE ISLEY BROTHERS LIVE Feb. 16, 8 p.m. $65-$85. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez.

SHADY WILLOW: A CLASSIC ROCK EXPERIENCE

KENNY TAYLOR LIVE Feb. 17, 7-10 p.m. Free. Naughty Oak Taproom, 3569 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-691-9252, naughtyoak.com/contact.html.

Enjoy complimentary music performed by Shady Willow. Wine available for purchase. Feb. 23, 5:308:30 p.m. Free. 805-714-3575. Costa De Oro Winery, 1331 S. Nicholson Ave., Santa Maria, cdowinery.com.

THE WAVEBREAKERS LIVE Feb. 16, 5:30-7:30

p.m. Free. moxiecafe.com/music. Moxie Cafe, 1317 W. McCoy Ln., Santa Maria, 805-361-2900. lo M p o c/ Va n d e n b e r g

3RD SINGER/SONGWRITER NIGHT WITH JACOB COLE With special guests Chris Lambert,

Chelsea Chaput, Shawn Clark, and the Brambles. Presented by Certain Sparks Music. Feb. 17 Wicked Shamrock, 143 N. H St., Lompoc, 805-741-7145.

THE BRASS ROOTS TRIO Presented by the Lompoc Concert Association. Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. $25 adults; $5 students. 805-588-5971. lompocconcert.org. First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St., Lompoc. LIVE HIP-HOP SHOW Featuring NDLT, Samsara Mc, and Acronym. Feb. 17, 9:30-11:30 p.m. DJ’s Saloon, 724 E Ocean Ave., Lompoc, 736-5109. SIP MUSIC CLUB Pairing music and local wine with 4 seasonal releases each calendar year. Price includes 3 VIP access tickets to each SipMusic event, and 1 album and 1 bottle of premium wine every 3 months. ongoing $40. Lompoc Wine Factory, 321 N. D St., Lompoc, 805-243-8398, lompocwinefactory.com. S a n ta y n e z Va l l e y

ALASTAIR GREENE: DREAM TRAIN Greene plays

a combination of blues, southern rock, and jam band. Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

BANDA EL RECODO LIVE For ages 18-and-over.

Feb. 23, 8 p.m. Chumash Casino Resort, 3400 E. Highway 246, Santa Ynez.

THE CAVERNS LIVE Feb. 16, 8 p.m. Maverick

Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-6864785, mavericksaloon.org.

CHELSEA CHAPUT LIVE Feb. 16, 7-9:30 p.m. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805-686-4742, bottlest.com. CONNER CHERLAND LIVE Feb. 15, 6-8:30 p.m.

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CRAFTED: LIVE MUSIC SERIES Features artists from all genres of music. Thursdays, 6 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. 805-686-4742. bottlest.com. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton.

MIKE SHELTON LIVE Feb. 17, 7-9:30 p.m. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805-686-4742, bottlest.com. NATALY LOLA LIVE Feb. 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Free. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805-686-4742, bottlest.com. THE NOMBRES LIVE Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. Free. Cold

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is a concert series and community cultural program dedicated to bringing together singer-songwriterstorytellers/ authentic troubadours. Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org.

THE TEX PISTOLS LIVE Feb. 17, 8 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-6864785, mavericksaloon.org. TOM BALL AND KENNY SULTAN Feb. 18, 1-4

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

WILL BREMAN LIVE Feb. 23, 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Bottlest Winery, Bar & Bistro, 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, 805-686-4742, bottlest.com.

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DATSIK: NINJA NATION The Fremont Theater and Collective Efforts present DATSIK. Feb. 21, 8-10 p.m. $29.50. 805-329-5725. fremontslo.com. The Graduate, 990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo. SOUL DUST SATURDAY NIGHT: CHAPTER TWO Funk/soul party with SDP spinning vinyl. Feb.

17, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $5 at the door. 805-439-4200. Underground Brewing Company, 1040 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

VINYL NIGHT: THE IDEALS The Ideals play soul, garage rock, reggae, new wave, power pop, and punk. Feb. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Barrelhouse Brewing Co. Speakeasy, 1033 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805296-1128, barrelhousebrewing.com. S o u t h c o a S t S lo c o u n t y

DJ DRUMZ AT MONGO’S Fridays Free. 805-489-

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

KARAOKE NIGHT THURSDAYS AT CHARLIE’S PLACE Featuring DJ Ree-Car-D’oh. Happy hour pricing until 10pm. Thursdays, 8-11 p.m. 805-441-1633. Charlie’s Place, 981 Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo.

OPEN MIC NIGHT AT 7SISTERS For musicians, poets, and comedians. Family-friendly. Performers get a free beer. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-8687133. 7sistersbrewing.com/calendar. 7Sisters Brewing Company, 181 Tank Farm Rd. Suite 110, San Luis Obispo. OPEN MIC NIGHT AT KREUZBERG Wednesdays Free. 805-439-2060. kreuzbergcalifornia.com. Kreuzberg Coffee Company, 685 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo. S o u t h c o a S t S lo c o u n t y

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honey tasting, a buffet style dinner with chili, corn bread, tortilla soup, salad, and rolls. Lemonade and coffee will be available. Feb. 24, 5:30-9:30 p.m. $10. 805-491-1059. facebook. com/events/1753500348015023/. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero.

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, 805-489-3639. OPEN MIC WITH ERIN MONTGOMERY Feb. 15, 7 p.m. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, 805-773-6563, puffersofpismo.com/. ∆

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Music

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coming “armed with his state of the art ‘SHOGUN’ visual production and some shaolin bass from the infamous PK-Sound.” Datsik—born Troy Beetles in Canada—will present a techy, Asianthemed backdrop, wearing an LEDfestooned ninja helmet and facemask. Apparently, many of his audience members follow suit, which Datsik told the Chicago Tribune he finds flattering: “It’s crazy to me that they’re even listening to my music, let alone adopting the brand. What’s cooler than a ninja?” His new seven-track EP, Master of Shadows, was released just last month. He’ll be joined by Space Jesus and RIOT TEN, with Wooli, Carbin, and Swage alternating in opening the show. Datsik, a former pizza delivery guy, Mortal Kombat and Wu-Tang Clan fanatic, and now EDM impresario, also told the Tribune he has a fallback thing if the DJing doesn’t work out. He’s been trading in crypto-currency such as Bitcoin. What could go wrong? See you ninjas at the club … or will you be cloaked and invisible?

Clark Center trifecta

The Clark Center in Arroyo Grande has three fun shows teed-up. I told you last week about Beach Boys founding member Al Jardine and his A Postcard From California: From the Very First Song with a Founding Member of The Beach Boys show, which will include acoustic songs and personal stories on Saturday, Feb. 17 (7 p.m.; all ages; $39, $49, $59, and $95 VIP—which includes a meet-and-greet with Jardine— are available at (805) 489-9444 or clarkcenter.org). The venue also hosts All Hands on Deck! this Sunday, Feb. 18 (4 and 7:30 p.m.; all ages; $54.50 to $34.50; seniors get $2 off, those 17-and-under are $14.50). Expect an “authentic American roadshow and radio broadcast re-creation circa 1942 filled with heartwarming songs, tight harmonies, rousing on-air antics, classic commercials, and a sing-a-long excitement,” according to the Clark Center. Relive your love of all things ABBA when ABBA Mania plays next Saturday, Feb. 24 (8 p.m.; all ages; $40 to $52; this one’s almost sold out!). Hear “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Mama Mia,” “Fernando,” and more.

ALMOST SOLD OUT! Abba tribute band Abba Mania plays Feb. 24, at the Clark Center. Few tickets remain!

More music …

The David Luning Band returns to Música Del Río for an Atascadero house concert this Friday, Feb. 16 (8 p.m.; all ages; $20 reservations required at (805) 466-6941). The Sonoma-based singersongwriter and his band blur the lines between Americana/alternative country, folk, and blues. The excellent blues, Tex-Mex, country, folk, and more quartet, The CC Riders, on Saturday, Feb. 17, at D’Anbino Cellars (7:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $15 at (805) 227-6800). Featuring Kenny Blackwell, Ken Hustad, Louie Ortega, and Dorian Michael, expect stunning musicianship, an eclectic repertoire, and four guys who know how to have fun. The Famous Jazz Artist Series returns to Painted Sky this Sunday, Feb. 18, with jazz saxophone legend Lanny Morgan (6:30 p.m.; all ages; $20 general or $10 for students at (805) 927-0179). Hailed as “The Dean Of West Coast Jazz Saxophone” by Downbeat magazine, Morgan will be joined by local players Ken Hustad (bass), Darrell Voss (drums), and concert hosts Charlie and Sandi Shoemake (vibes and vocals respectively).

Send them out in style Susan and Tom Davies are to music education what Albert Schweitzer was to humanitarianism. After long and amazing careers at Cal Poly where they

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TAKE THE RIDE Blues, Tex-Mex, country, and folk quartet, The CC Riders, play Feb. 17, at D’Anbino Cellars.

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inspired thousands of students to play or appreciate music, they are about to embark on a much-deserved retirement. The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center’s third annual Swanson Fund Luncheon will be held in honor of the Davies, who spent more than 34 years teaching and composing music. On Sunday, Feb. 25 (11:30 a.m.; all ages; $75 each or a table for eight for $600; at pacslo.org), at the Performing Arts Center, the event will be equal parts luncheon and variety show, as the Davies’ peers, students, and colleagues take turns paying tribute through music, monologue, and story. Congratulations, Susan and Tom!

Lone Wolf

John Wessel named his new album I’m a Lone Wolf, and considering that he plays all flutes, saxophones, keyboards, some bass lines, acoustic guitars, hand drums, and all vocals on the album, that seems like a fair assessment. OK, he did enlist help from Brian Cohen, who plays all electric guitars and some acoustic guitars on the album, but it’s otherwise all Wessel all the time. Wessel also wrote all but one of the album’s nine tracks, and he recorded and produced the album himself. Lone wolf indeed! Wessel, who plays with local rock act Shameless and the trio J and B Rocks, has been a big part of the music scene for as long as I can remember, and every so often he releases a new solo album. His style is steeped in the classic rock sounds of the ’70s, and tracks such as “No Hate” have the sort of optimistic sounds of the Laurel Canyon days: “No hate for color, no hate for religion, no hate for the poor, no hate for the rich,” he sings in his gritty-reedy tenor. I think my favorite song on his new album is “Down in Mexico,” which has a great, hooky chorus, but his cover of The Kinks’ “Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon” is also a lot of fun. This week he plays Saturday, Feb. 17, with Shameless at Mr. Rick’s from 8 p.m. to midnight. On Sunday, Feb. 18, he returns to Mr. Rick’s with J and B Rocks from 1 to 5 p.m. Check him out and bring some dough to buy a copy of his new album. ∆ Keep up with New Times Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey via Twitter at twitter. com/glenstarkey, friend him at facebook. com/glenstarkey, or contact him at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.


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Blots and brushstrokes

Learn to capture the human form in a new way at the Watercolor and Ink Figure Drawing Workshop with José Lemus Feb. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will be held at Art Bar in San Luis Obispo. Watercolor and ink is a fun way to let loose and create a great piece of art. During this workshop, Lemus will guide you through two hours of painting from a live model while you sip on some delicious wine. This is for beginners and advanced students. The $45 fee includes a model for two hours, watercolor paper, watercolors, and ink to use during the workshop, and the first glass of wine. Visit thestationslo.com for more information.

Written from the coast

Take inspiration from the Central Coast just like writers Aldous Huxley, Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, and Robinson Jeffers at the Central Coast Writers and the Literature of Personal Development class. This series is hosted by Cal Poly Extended Ed and meets Feb. 27, March 6, and April 10 from 6:10 to 8 p.m. Authors who called the Central Coast home created works and ideas that led to counter-culture and set into motion a literature of liberation and personal growth that swept the world. This course is designed for those inspired by these writers and want to reconnect to their energy and idealism—and for those just discovering the “Best Coast” writers on their own and who would like a bit more of a formal introduction. The cost is $65 per student. Visit calpoly.augusoft.net for more information.

DIY baskets

Join in at the SLO Botanical Garden and explore the ancient art of pine needle basket weaving in the Oak Glen Pavilion on Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Artist Elizabeth Bear will guide attendees through the process of creating beautiful, fragrant, and sustainable pieces of artwork at this intimate workshop. Just bring sharp scissors, imagination, and a bagged lunch, as Bear provides all materials and her masterful insight. Each participant will make a basket and start a second one to work on at home. The workshop also includes a lecture on sustainable harvesting and tree kindness. The cost is $100 for members and $130 for non-members. For more information, visit slobg.org. Δ —Ryah Cooley

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Cinema

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Want to hear a secret? New documentary, Lives Well Lived, reveals advice for a happy life

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or some people, growing old is a joy, for others, a curse, so what’s the secret to living a good, long life? Cal Poly professor of photography and first-time documentarian Sky Bergman set out to answer this question with Lives Well Lived: Celebrating the Secrets, Wit and Wisdom of Age, which after a couple of years on the film festival circuit begins its theatrical run this Friday, Feb. 16, at the Palm Theatre, before moving on to other cities across the nation. The film’s inspiration was Bergman’s own grandmother, Evelyn Ricciuti, who at age 96 began visiting Bergman every summer for a month to escape the Florida heat. “I thought, ‘I love her cooking,’ so I’m going to film her cooking—she never wrote down a recipe—so I can have a memory about how to cook and to hear her voice,” Bergman explained. When her grandmother turned 99, Bergman visited her in Florida and was surprised to learn she still worked out at the gym. “I had to film that too because who would believe at 99 she’d still be working out? And afterwards, as sort of a throwaway line, I asked her to comment on the secret of life.” The idea of the project started to come alive, and when she returned home, Bergman edited the footage into a 1-minute video. Then she sent out an email blast to 1,000 friends, family, Cal Poly alumni, and others asking them to watch her video and nominate people they felt were as much of an inspiration to them as her grandmother was to her. “I was inundated with responses,” Bergman recalled. “It was heartwarming. When I started out, I didn’t know it would become a documentary. I thought it might become a web series.” She interviewed dozens of people, asking each the same 26 questions. When she finally interviewed Marion Wolff, who had been on the first Kindertransport, an effort to rescue refugee Jewish children from Nazi Germany,

BE HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU HAVE Positive thinker Dr. Lou Tedone, 92, still gets up every morning at 4 a.m. to make amazing mozzarella for his daughter’s Shell Beach deli, DePalo & Sons.

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Lives Well Lived: Celebrating the Secrets, Wit and Wisdom of Age opens this Friday, Feb. 16, at the Palm Theatre. Two special screenings will include a Q-and-A with documentarian Sky Bergman, on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 1:30 p.m.; and on Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m.

she realized, “I had something more here, and these stories needed to be told in a bigger way, but I also realized I wanted to show a diverse group, not just people immigrating from Europe, so I started really looking.” She found people such as Susy Eto INSPIRATION! Documentarian Sky Bergman (left) was inspired by her Bauman, 95, who grandmother, Evelyn Ricciuti, to make her film about the secret to a good life. Ricciuti lived to 103. had been interned in Japanese camps refine the film, trimming it from more than 80 during World War minutes into a tight, propulsive 72 minutes. II, and Rose Ballestero, 78, a Philippine With the help of Jim Dee, Palm Theatre girl raised in grinding poverty who learned owner, Bergman met Ken Eisen of Shadow resiliency by participating in the Girl Scouts. Distribution, which has booked the film in The documentary focuses on 10 main people theaters across the U.S. but includes interviews with 40 individuals “Jim [Dee] is so sweet and has been so who—as the documentary notes—share 3,000 supportive,” Bergman said, “and Ken [Eisen] years of collective life experience. The film is saw my film and fell in love with it. He saw augmented by personal photos and family films something in it that he felt could touch people.” as well as archival footage of historical moments. So what are these sage elders’ secrets? Some of her and associate producer Many of Bergman’s subjects are creators, Catherine Trujillo’s archival footage finds are but she says she discovered they share three astonishing. In one case, they found actual main traits: They all had “a good support footage of Susy Eto Bauman that was part of a propaganda film made by the U.S. government, system, whether that was family or friends”; they “all had something they were passionate which Bergman was allowed to use for free about, whether that was cooking or yoga or since it was part of the National Archives. photography or painting, a drive to continue to Other footage didn’t come so cheap. Footage learn, something that made them want to get from the UCLA archives costs $90 a second with a 30-second minimum. Another great find out of bed every morning”; and “even though they may have lived through some really was actual footage of Marion Wolff during the horrific things—and this will sound cliché but Kindertransport filmed by the Hearst News it’s true—they saw life as half full rather than Corporation. half empty.” “I didn’t want to just have talking heads,” It certainly does resonate (see Split Screen, Bergman said. “The archival footage really puts you back in time, and I felt it was a critical page 50), and there’s no denying her subjects have lived amazing, full, and often dramatic element of making the film work.” lives. Bergman herself said the film changed Bergman worked on the project about five her perspective. years and first screened it at the San Luis “There are days I wake up and start with Obispo International Film Festival a couple a bad day and I’m reminded of something Evy of years ago, where it sold out an 850-seat Justesen [81, a local artist] said, ‘The only auditorium. thing in life you can control is your attitude.’ “There was a lot of local interest, and 16 of the subjects attended that screening,” Bergman noted. Botso [Wachtang Korisheli, 92, music teacher and sculptor] said, ‘Every day is a gift,’ and I One of those subjects was Bergman’s really feel that. I’m 52 and I feel very grateful grandmother, who flew out from Florida to see I didn’t have to wait until I’m 90 to learn it at the festival. Six weeks later, she died at this stuff, and I also feel like I have 40 new 103-and-a-half years old. grandparents. I think my favorite line was “She just said, ‘I’m done,’ stopped eating from Dr. Lou Tedone [92, cheese maker], who and drinking, and was gone in two days. She I still visit regularly to watch him make his was very stubborn like that, but I felt very mozza. He said, ‘Happiness is a state of mind. fortunate she got to see it on the big screen,” You can be happy with what you have or Bergman said. miserable with what you don’t have.’” Δ Since then the film has been screened at about a dozen film festivals, winning four Contact senior staff writer Glen Starkey at prizes. That initial screening and the feedback gstarkey@newtimesslo.com. she got from the audience helped Bergman


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Embracing life By the Sea Productions opens season with Exit Laughing

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(Jennifer Blomfield), Millie (Janice simple backdrop of furniture and frames is enough to portray Peters), and Mary get together for a girls the comforts of home, setting night out—which translates to drinks the stage for the hilarious adventure of and refreshments accompanied by a three best friends learning to love the game of bridge. latter part of their lives after the loss of By the Sea Productions is housed at a friend puts their own mortality into the Erickson Parrish Hall at St. Peter’s perspective, in By the Sea Productions’ By the Sea Episcopal Church in Morro take on Exit Laughing. Bay. The venue offers a small stage, but This contemporary play, written by it doesn’t hinder the actors or prevent Paul Elliot (Mind Games, The Door), standout performances. is different for the playwright, as he When we meet the ladies, Connie, Leona, typically is known for extravagant and Millie are mourning the loss of their productions. Lisa Woske, who runs fourth musketeer, who recently died of marketing and public relations for Cal cancer. As the three get together, Millie, Poly Arts, steps into the role of director not the smartest tool in the shed, borrows for this show that captures the wholesome Mary’s “ugly ass” florescent green urn from fun of stories in the vein of The Golden the funeral home for one last bridge game Girls and Steel Magnolias. before she’s buried. After Leona freaks out On opening weekend, Feb. 11, audience about getting some of Mary’s ashes on her, members were given a Rachel is tipped to the edge of peek into the life of Connie her anxiety by the stolen urn, A night for (Marilyn Blake), an older and Connie worries about the woman who’s content with consequences. The night that the books Exit Laughing will show the life she’s leading, save follows is nothing like the at St. Peter’s By the Sea typical girls night that these for a bad marriage and Episcopal Church in Morro ladies are used to. Filled with her angst-fueled daughter, Bay through March 4. Tickets love, laughter, a surprise Rachel (Nicole Cortese). range from $15 to $20. Visit gift, and a stripper (Greg Once every week Connie bytheseaproductions.org for DeMartini), by the show’s and her best friends Leona more information.

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end, these women learn to love their lives and embrace adventure. The play takes place in present day and it sets the tone for a relatable storyline— encouraging the viewer to reach out for what life has to offer and to pursue happiness. From the moment 21-year-old Rachel opens the play with a pout about being stood up for a date, the audience isn’t given a free moment between laughs. Cortese (previously FRIENDSHIP The power of love and the right company seen in Guys and Dolls gives Connie, Millie, and Leona comfort after losing their and The Music Man best friend. at the SLO Repertory Theatre) as Rachel gives Millie the authentic feelings of a really sticks to her guns about men good hearted, innocent friend who doesn’t until an unlikely guy changes her mind always think things through. She not only for the better. has a long list of roles she’s played over Blake and Blomfield steal the show as the years, but she’s also directed staged they bounce off each other and deliver the readings for By the Sea Productions. best punch lines. Both are no stranger to Director Woske’s work is displayed on the theater. This is Blake’s debut performance stage as the cast dives into a solemn topic with By the Sea Productions, but she with a round of laughs and appreciation for has been involved with theater on the a life filled with friendship. ∆ Central Coast since 1980. Blomfield has performed professionally since 1972 and Staff Writer Karen Garcia is thinking teaches drama at Mission College Prep about her close friends at kgarcia@ High School. Peters is laugh-out-loud funny as she newtimesslo.com.

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irst-time director Sky Bergman helms this documentary that asks older people their secret to a happy and fulfilling life. Mixing one-on-one interviews, her subjects’ personal photos and home movies, as well as archival footage of seminal events in their lives, Bergman uncovers wisdom collected from 40 subjects with 3,000 years of collective life experience. (72 min.) Glen Culturally, Americans tend to dismiss our elders. What do they know, right? Thankfully, Bergman had the good sense to turn her camera on her own grandmother, whose sage advice led Bergman to seek out other 70- to 100-year-olds and ask them to tell their secrets. Not only did she discover people with wonderful stories to tell, she also found wonderful storytellers, who delivered their personal histories in a gripping, mesmerizing way. All told, she interviewed 40 people, but Bergman’s brisk 72-minute film puts 10 front and center, and what amazing stories and advice they offer. I’m a sap for something like this and choked up frequently, and all the while I couldn’t help but think of the many older people in my life who would have been perfect for this project. It’s really about learning to get the most out of life, finding something to live for, and leading a life of integrity and kindness. Her subjects are people you can’t help but fall in love with, people who have endured hardship but persevered, people who learned the secret to a long marriage and happily share it, and people who have cultivated a desire to never stop learning, loving, and finding a reason to get up every morning ready to seize the day. The film is truly an inspiration. Old folks rule! Anna This film is sweet and sentimental, inspiring the audience toward a life well lived instead of settling into sappiness. The 10 seniors the film focuses on have very different lives, yet have lived them with united ideals—keep learning, keep moving, and appreciate both the big and the small things in life. Set up as a series of questions, the histories of the subjects are woven artfully with advice and life lessons. To begin with, Dr. Tedone (or as I like to call him, Mozzarella Man) talks about his childhood working in his parents’ store, his father’s death at a

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What’s it rated? Not rated What’s it worth, Anna? Full price What’s it worth, Glen? Full price Where’s it showing? The Palm (opens Feb. 16) young age, and his drive to finish medical school all while keeping the family business afloat. His story moves into his marriage and fatherhood over nine children, each with their own passion and path. His passion and unending love is clear in his words, and seeing the local legend speak with such zest for life and showcase a great sense of humor is good medicine for the soul. This is a generation that has seen the atrocities of war play out in a way that directly affected their young lives, families, and futures. Hearing them recall those memories is incredibly touching and heartrending. Bring on the Kleenex! Glen When Dr. Tedone talks about his work as a pediatrician, his workload of seeing upwards of 60 patients a day, saying if a child was sick and parents were worried, he was going to be sure to see that child, you really understand why his generation is called “The Greatest Generation.” Growing up in the Great Depression, going to war against fascism, and coming home to build a

THE YOGINI Russian occupation survivor Emmy Cleaves, 85, said, “It’s not your numerical age; it’s your biological age, so think young, act young, feel young, forget the number.”

stronger country through hard work and gumption, never complaining, just taking care of business—that’s inspiring. And Dr. Tedone makes amazing mozzarella sold at his daughter’s Shell Beach deli, DePalo & Sons! My wife and I buy it frequently! There are actually several local subjects in the film, including artist and lifelong learner Evy Justesen, who at 50 got a student visa and moved to France to learn her mother’s native tongue; and now-deceased Los Osos resident Botso Korisheli, who escaped Stalin and became a famed music teacher and sculptor; and Susy Eto Bauman,

THE DANCER Fabric artist and dancer Blanche Brown, 78, said, “Life goes by so quickly, and most young people are in such a hurry to get to the next part of their life that they don’t really take time to just enjoy what’s happening right now.”

BLACK PANTHER What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy, Park Black Panther follows T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as king. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as king and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk. (135 min.) —Marvel Studios

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Galaxy It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a precocious 17-year-old American-Italian, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother, Annella (Amira Casar), a translator. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady

beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. (130 min.) —Sony Pictures Classics

DARKEST HOUR What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Fair Oaks Darkest Hour drops viewers into one of the tensest, grimmest periods of World War II to illustrate how British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Garry Oldman), orated Britain and its people out of surrendering to and into defiantly fighting Nazi Germany. Set in May of 1940, British Parliament has just ousted Neville Chamberlain as its Prime Minister as Hitler prepares to invade Belgium and Holland. Churchill is

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whose Los Osos farming family was sent to a Japanese internment camp. My mom and dad are of this generation, as are my wife’s grandparents, and this film is a monument to lives like theirs, lives of dignity and honor, of self-sacrifice and generosity. We younger generations could do well by these lessons. I absolutely loved this film. Anna Lives Well Lived served to reinforce my gratitude for the stories and history that my grandparents have recounted my entire life. While a lot of people rail against the thought of aging, I relish the idea in a way because of stories like these. If anything, these subjects are a reminder of the importance of taking care of both mind and body, taking the time now to set up a vehicle to serve you well in the future. As a local, it’s especially fun seeing characters from around the county, though I have no doubt this film will resonate with audiences around the globe. Seeing and hearing the lifetime of emotions—from desperation and loss, to love and triumph—emanating from the cast of characters is both heartwarming and tear jerking. This is one to catch at The Palm for sure, and bring friends and family along. Everyone can appreciate and learn from the sage and sometimes whimsical words of our elders. ∆ Split Screen is written by Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey and his wife, Anna. Comment at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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LIVES WELL LIVED: CELEBRATING THE SECRETS, WIT AND WISDOM OF AGE

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 begrudgingly appointed as his successor, but fear and doubt still consumes the nation. Churchill assumes the helm with the message to the nation that accepting defeat isn’t an option. But he faces resistance from many members of Parliament and even members of his own cabinet, who bicker with him to settle a peace treaty with Hitler, as millions of British soldiers’ lives are on the line. It’s Churchill’s commitment to the principles of his country and disdain for the moral atrocities of Nazism that compel him to push back against the momentum of a surrender. That’s what’s thrilling about this movie: the emotional battle between the convenience of giving up versus the profound consequences of that concession. (125 min.) —Peter Johnson

DEN OF THIEVES What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Sunset Drive-In Every day, $120 million in cash is taken out of circulation and destroyed by the Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve— unless a notorious, elite crew of bank robbers can pull off the ultimate heist and get to the money first ... right under the noses of LA’s most feared division in law enforcement. (140 min.) —STX Entertainment

DUNKIRK What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Galaxy Writer-director Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins,

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The Prestige, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Interstellar) helms this historical drama about the World War II evacuation of Dunkirk, when allied forces from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France were surrounded by the German army between May 26 to June 4, 1940. Civilians in fishing, merchant marine, and pleasure boats valiantly came to their rescue. Throughout the film, we revisit these three situations—land, sea, and air—each telling their small, personal stories in service to the whole, like individual pieces of a mosaic that comprise a masterpiece. It’s frightening and terrible to behold. (106 min.) —Glen Starkey MOVIES continued page 51


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HERO In Black Panther, T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman, center) resolve as king and superhero Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of his country and the world at risk. MOVIES from page 50

EARLY MAN

What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? Galaxy, Park Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, the animated stopmotion comedy film Early Man tells the story of how one brave caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day! (100 min.) —Lionsgate

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THE 15:17 TO PARIS

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Steaming Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Park, Galaxy Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino) directs this true account of how three American friends on vacation in Europe disrupted a terrorist attack on a train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. In a bold move, Eastwood cast the actual heroes of the event—Spencer Stone, Alex Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler—as themselves. Does the gamble pay off? The quick answer is no. Stone, Skarlatos, and Sadler are not professional actors, and even though they lived the events depicted, their performances largely come off as wooden. At the end of the film, Eastwood mixes archival footage from the French ceremony honoring the three men, which adds a nice touch of realism, but it’s not enough to warrant casting these three non-actors. Eastwood starts the film by showing how the friends meet as children, depicting them as fairly typical boys, albeit ones who seemed attracted to trouble. Stone’s storyline is given the most development, and we learn how he trained himself into fitness, entered the Air Force, but ultimately didn’t get the job he wanted. Less time is given to Skarlatos, who joined the Army and was deployed in Afghanistan, and Sadler, who was working a dead-end job when the three decided to meet up for a European backpacking trip during military leave. The film spends a lot of time sightseeing, but in an attempt to keep it interesting, Eastwood occasionally cuts forward to the train event before returning to the backstory. These teases are marginally effective, but I’m not going to kid you, the film is pretty slow, especially the long, annoying night of clubbing in Amsterdam that was interminable and largely unnecessary. When we finally get to the train, Eastwood displays his skills at staging violence, and the attack as well as the men’s work to thwart it is dramatic and exciting, but compared to the sort of fantasy violence in most action films, this is pretty tepid stuff. Such is real life when compared to Hollywood. There’s certainly some emotional payoff when we see the men honored in France as well as a parade for them back home in their native Sacramento. What the three men did was incredibly brave, and it made

me proud to be an American, but this film simply doesn’t live up to Eastwood’s reputation as a gifted filmmaker. He took a risk, and it failed. If you like the idea of using the real heroes in the roles, it may be worth a trip to the big screen for you, but I think most viewers will leave the theater underwhelmed. (94 min.) —Glen Starkey

FIFTY SHADES FREED

What’s it rated? R Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Park, Galaxy Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian (Jamie Dornan) and Ana (Dakota Johnson) fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins. (120 min.) —Universal Pictures

GET OUT

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Galaxy In his directorial debut, actorwriter Jordan Peele (Keanu, Key and Peele, Rubberhead, MADtv) helms this mystery-horror film about a young AfricanAmerican man named Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya), who’s in a mixed-race relationship with his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams), who decides it’s time for him to meet her parents—Dean (Bradley Whitford) and Missy (Catherine Keener)—so they head to her family’s estate. When they arrive, he discovers the area’s black residents behave in bizarre ways, and when he’s warned to “get out,” he discovers it’s not so easy to leave. The gore was convincing, the acting roundly competent, and the story fresh enough not to wallow in horror and mystery cliché. The film has a 99 percent critic rating on rottentomatoes.com, and I can see why. I’ll remember this film. (103 min.) —Glen Starkey

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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

What’s it rated? PG What’s it worth? Rental Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Galaxy First-time director Michael Gracey helms The Greatest Showman, an original, straight-to-screen musical inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum (played here by Hugh Jackman) and the formation of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. The film never claims to be wholly factual and only uses the aspects of Barnum’s life that fit into its desired rags-to-riches structure. Overall, The Greatest Showman is a mixed bag full of flawed and fun moments alike. It’s hard to tell how serious it takes itself at times, but the best parts are the unashamedly cheesy ones. And I really wish it embraced that cheesiness more— it could have been grater. (139 min.) —Caleb Wiseblood

I, TONYA

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre From director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl, The Finest Hours) and writer Steven Rogers (P.S. I love You, Friday Night Lights) comes I, Tonya, based on unbelievable, but true events. This mock-u-mentary style film is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver). The cast is rounded out with a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as Harding’s impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden. I, Tonya takes someone from popular culture we thought we had the measure of, and throws all of our ideas out the window. (119 min.) —Ryah Cooley

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JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Park, Galaxy With Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, we see an old game through new lenses. In present day, we have a group of four archetypal teenagers. You know, similar to The Breakfast Club. You’ve got the nerd Spencer (Alex Wolff), his former best friend turned jock Fridge (Ser’ Darius Blain), a self-absorbed popular Bethany (Madison Iseman), and smart girl Martha (Morgan Turner) who’s a little salty about her peers. The crew gets detention and winds up having to remove staples from magazines for the evening. Anyone else find that to be an unusual punishment? To top it off, they’re doing it in an abandoned classroom filled with old school memorabilia and random junk. That’s where the unlikely group finds Jumanji (this time in video game form). They decide to ditch their task to play it. Once the game is plugged in and rebooting, the kids are sucked into the console, entering into the Jumanji world. But there’s a catch: They have assumed the bodies of their avatars. This is where the fun really starts; Spencer turns into Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson). His weakness: he has none. Fridge turns into Franklin “Mouse” Finbar (Kevin Hart). You can only guess where the nickname comes from. Notorious hottie Bethany turns into the nerdy, male Professor “Shelly” Oberon (Jack Black), a cartographer, cryptographer, archaeologist, and paleontologist. Shy Martha turns into Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan). She’s a martial artist and dance fighter with very short and tight clothing. With their new personas, the group must learn to work

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MOVIES from page 51 together and trust one another so they can return the jewel known as the Jaguar’s Eye to the jaguar statue. This film does what many remakes fail to do, which is successfully entertain its audience. I wasn’t quite sure how this would go walking into the theater. But these actors did a hilarious job delivering as prepubescent teenagers in way over their heads. I was laughing nonstop throughout the film. (112 min.) —Karen Garcia

BLESSED In Samson, filmmakers revisit an epic biblical tale about the source of one man’s strength.

LADY BIRD What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre Writer-director Greta Gerwig helms this coming of age story about high schooler Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) over the 2002-03 school year in Sacramento, exploring her difficult relationship with her mother Marion (Laurie Metcalf) and others in her life. One of the things the film does well is capture what a weird time high school is. It’s like a bubble of unreality. Insecurities rule the day, and in general, high school students have no idea that most of the popular kids have peaked and will grow up to be unhappy losers while the misfits inherit the earth, but as viewers we can see the writing on the wall. (93 min.) —Glen Starkey

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LIVES WELL LIVED What’s it rated? NR Where’s it showing? The Palm See Split Screen.

MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all and get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze. (114 min.) —20th Century Fox

OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS What’s it rated? NR Where’s it showing? The Palm The Animation category is shown daily (except Monday) at 7 p.m. and Monday at 1:15 and 7 p.m. The Live Action category is shown daily at 4:15 p.m. Documentary A is shown Saturday at 1:15 p.m. and Documentary B is shown Sunday 1:15 p.m.

PHANTOM THREAD What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood, The Master, Inherent Vice) reteams with Daniel Day-Lewis in this story of dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock, who with his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) runs the posh fashion business the House of Woodcock. Set in 1950s London, Woodcock’s fastidious life is turned upside down by Alma (Vicky Krieps), a willful young woman who becomes his lover and muse. All the worst human emotions are on display in Phantom Thread, a story about ego, jealousy, manipulation, hostility, and disappointment. Incongruently, it’s also very funny. Like many of Anderson’s stories, Phantom Thread is about big personalities with compromised morals. That can make it difficult to find anyone to root for; however, Anderson’s sumptuous filmmaking, attention to detail, and unflinching gaze at his complicated characters is as gorgeous and elevated as one of Reynolds’ haute couture designs. It also helps that the acting is truly amazing, and Anderson gives his players the space they need to develop their characters. Nothing feels rushed, which for some viewers may translate as a slow pace, but I was never bored. (130 min.) —Glen Starkey

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THE POST What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre Steven Spielberg (Jaws, The Color Purple, Schindler’s List, Saving

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Private Ryan, Lincoln) directs this true story about Kay Graham (Meryl Streep), the first female newspaper publisher, and tenacious editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks), who join forces to reveal a government cover-up spanning five presidencies. Written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, the film also stars Sarah Paulson as Tony Bradlee, Bob Odenkirk as Ben Bagdikian, Tracy Letts as Fritz Beebe, Bradley Whitford as Arthur Parsons, Bruce Greenwood as Robert McNamara, and Matthew Rhys as famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. Spielberg is a superlative director, not as showy as some, but great at building tension in the small moments and letting his actors carry the weight of scenes, and what amazing actors! Streep is a revelation, displaying Kay’s internal struggle with the lightest of expressions, yet we know exactly what she’s going through. Hanks plays Bradlee with the brash confidence of someone more committed to journalistic integrity than with keeping his job. As far as The Post is concerned, I see Oscar wins on the horizon. This is great filmmaking! (116 min.) —Glen Starkey

PETER RABBIT

What’s it rated? PG Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Park, Galaxy Peter Rabbit (James Corden), the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warmhearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). (100 min.) —Columbia Pictures

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CAVE MEN One caveman must unite his tribe against a common enemy in Early Man.

SAMSON What’s it rated? PG-13 Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre Samson is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. Samson’s (Taylor James) supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory. (110 min.) —Pure Flix Entertainment

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THE SHAPE OF WATER What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? The Palm, Bay Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is a lonely mute who works as a janitor in a high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. For 10 years she’s walked and cleaned the halls of the facility with her friend Zelda (Octavia Spencer). Every day Elisa sticks to her routine: take a shower, polish her shoes, make lunch as well as a meal for her neighbor and friend Giles (Richard Jenkins), and then catch the bus to work. Her life takes a turn when she and Zelda are called into a room to clean up a bloody mess created by “the asset” (Doug Jones), at least that’s what the scientists and government officials are calling it. The asset is a scaled creature from South Africa that now resides in a water tank against its will. Elisa is drawn to the creature, maybe because she too is an outsider in the world that she lives in. She forms a bond with the creature that feels more like love than friendship. But her days of sharing hardboiled eggs for lunch and listening to her vinyl record player are numbered; the very

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fate of the creature is on the line. Writer and director Guillermo Del Toro’s (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, Pacific Rim) latest offering is visually intriguing as an everyday woman finds her fairy tale—with some bloody scenes mixed in, of course. (123 min.) —Karen Garcia

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Sunset Drive-In In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, writer/ director Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) continues the Skywalker saga as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force. What’s interesting about the latest chapter in the saga is the connection that Rey (Daisy Ridley) is building with the force. While it’s thought that Luke (Mark Hamil) is the last Jedi needed to save the Rebellion, let’s be real: There are great forces of power within Rey and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Rey seeks Luke not only for his help with the fight against the First Order, the next generation of the Empire, but also for his teachings. There is a strong sense of the Force within her, she just doesn’t know how to harness or understand it. That connection has brought a different kind of communication between her and Kylo Ren. Wherever the two are, they are able to communicate with one another and even see the other’s surroundings. (152 min.) —Karen Garcia

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THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full Price Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Fair Oaks, Galaxy, Bay Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is one shape-shifter of

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WINCHESTER

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Streaming Where’s it showing? Downtown Centre, Park Purportedly inspired by true events, this ghost story suggests that Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), heir to the Winchester rifle empire, constructed the famed San Jose Winchester Mystery House while guided by vengeful spirits killed by Winchester rifles. Under risk of being forced out of her 51 percent share of the company for being of unsound mind, Sarah agrees to allow San Francisco psychiatrist Dr. Eric Price (Jason Clarke) to visit the house and assess her mental fitness. The film is co-rewritten and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Undead, Daybreakers, Predestination) from a script by Tom Vaughan. I’d love to see a real biopic of Sarah Winchester instead of this flappy piece of filmmaking. The acting is commendable and the house is fascinating, but save your money and take a trip up to San Jose to see the real thing live and in person. This forgettable and unnecessary film doesn’t have a ghost of a chance being remembered. (99 min.) Δ —Glen Starkey New Times movie reviews were compiled by Arts Editor Ryah Cooley and others. You can contact her at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

THE LAST KINGDOM (Seasons One and Two) When? 2015-17 What’s it rated? TV-MA Where’s it available? Streaming on Netflix

Vikings and the Machiavellian bloodline feuds that follow after a royal line is clipped. Uhtred’s older brother and father (Matthew Macfadyen) are slain brutally by the invaders, but Uhtred’s uncle, Aelfric (Joseph Millson), wants the boy etflix and BBC Two collaborated in the dead so he can claim his brothers throne last few years to produce two seasons in cooperation with the Danes. Uhtred of The Last Kingdom, a historical is taken, and raised as the son of the fiction series based on the novels of Viking king Earl Ragnar (Peter Gantzler), Bernard Cornwell’s The Saxon Stories, starring Alexander Dreymon as Uhtred of and calls sons of the king his brothers for Bebbanburg, a Saxon prince whose father years. Brida grows up alongside Uhtred, and the two kindle a youthful romance. is killed before he and fellow Saxon But then swords strike again, when Brida, played by Emily Cox, are taken by fellow Vikings invade, killing Uhtred’s conquering Vikings Danes. adopted father and grandfather, Ravn, The opening episode is bloody and impressive, giving a sense of how easily played with grizzled charm by a hirsute English provinces fell to battle-hardened Rutger Hauer. Uhtred is split from his

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SWORD SWAGGER Saxon prince Uhtred of Bebbanburg (Alexander Dreymon, center) returns to his homeland hoping to reclaim his lordship in Netflix and BBC Two’s The Last Kingdom.

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

brothers, and he and Brida return back to Wessex, in hopes to reclaim his lost crown. And this all just in the first episode! A fascinating treatment is given to the place of religion in this 9th century British isles action drama. Uhtred was raised as a child with medieval Christianity, but after the sack of Bebbanburg, was raised with the pagan gods of the Vikings, like Odin and Thor. His childhood mentor, the priest Odda the Elder (Simon Kunz) constantly invokes the “one Lord,” Jesus Christ, but the adult Uhtred hangs on to his pagan upbringing. The utility that religion had in binding royal lines is fully fleshed out as well, with the women’s place as bartering chips for alliances playing a major role. Uhtred is also a sometimes funny, expasterating character. He walks into traps, sleeps around, and parties hard into the night. He also chops off heads, garners troops, and leads small armies to victory across the English countryside. Foils like Rida are depthful, keen witted, and carve a place in their ancient world. I was surprised by the depth and exploration of ancient tribal life in this series. While there’s lots of violence, it’s not endlessly gratuitous. But really, what else would you expect from a show about blood oaths and Vikings? Δ —Joe Payne


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ust as the sun started to dip over the hills of San Simeon, we made our way up the winding Highway 1 on Feb. 11. Nary a zebra was in view tonight as we make the turn for Hearst Castle. With Valentine’s Day just days away, one would be hard-pressed to find a more romantic spot on the Central Coast than the castle, and the founders of the first ever Cambria Film Festival agreed, which is why the closing champagne gala and awards ceremony is being held at the movie theater on-site at the state park. In politically divisive times such as these, festival organizers decided their event would center on something we could all agree on: love. Every film screened over the weekend touched on matters of the heart in one way or another. When my boyfriend and I step into the lobby outside the theater, the place is bumping as festival attendees sip champagne, nibble bites catered by Linn’s of Cambria, listen to the guitar duo playing in the corner, check out William Randolph Hearst’s old truck, or take a novelty photo in front of the festival logo. We spend some time chatting with other attendees about their favorite films of the weekend before we’re ushered into the screening room, first for awards and then a screening of Going Hollywood, the 1933 black and white film starring Marion Davies and Bing Crosby. For decades Davies was Hearst’s mistress, so choosing to screen this film is a nod to their (admittedly adulterous) romance

THE LADY OF THE CASTLE Marion Davies (right), actress and mistress of William Randolph Hearst, starred in the 1933 film Going Hollywood with Bing Crosby. The classic romantic flick closed out the first ever Cambria Film Festival on Feb. 11.

that took place in the castle just up the hill from where we’re sitting now. While many of the filmmakers being honored aren’t present tonight, a few are. It’s nice to see cool lady filmmakers like Shilpa Krishnan (There’s Always Tomorrow) and Deborah Norman (Wild Prairie Rose) being honored locally amid the turbulence of the #MeToo movement in Hollywood. After the awards are presented, a Hearst Castle tour guide takes the stage

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to chat a little more about Davies and Hearst. Interestingly enough, Hearst poured money into the previously bankrupt Cosmopolitan Productions after falling in love with Davies and hiring her on the spot. While many say he made her career, others claim that Davies’ ties to Hearst held her back as an actress. Still, Davies made the transition from silent films to “talkies” and was even listed as a screenwriter on some of her films, including Going Hollywood. The lights dim and the credits roll and we’re whisked away into the world of Sylvia Bruce (Davies) who, inspired by the singing of Bill Williams (Crosby), leaves her job as a French teacher in New York

City and heads off to Hollywood to chase after Bill and falls into an acting career. Sure, Davies’ character is essentially a stalker who has not thought things out, Crosby’s Bill hits the sauce a little hard and is a womanizer, and there’s also an unfortunate scene of Davies in blackface (oh, the 1930s). But when the camera zooms in on Davies staring dreamingly at Crosby as he croons ever so sweetly, it’s easy enough to bask in the warm glow of love, however cheesy and improbable it may be. Δ Arts Editor Ryah Cooley is here for all the slightly cringe-worthy rom-coms at rcooley@newtimesslo.com.

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ack in fall of 2013, you’d find winemaker Nicole Bertotti Pope tending the hillside vines of Cambria’s coastal Stolo Family Vineyards all by her lonesome. Well, that’s not exactly true. Her newborn baby boy, Grayson, would hang from her body, watching the fog roll in from the Pacific Ocean below, less than 3 miles from the vines. He’d watch his mother inspect the grapes, popping one into her mouth, thinking about the harvest soon to come. These cool climate blocks of chardonnay, pinot noir, and syrah were planted some 20 years ago with the elevation (and epic view) in mind. Down below, a second vineyard more recently planted with sauvignon blanc, gewürztraminer, plus more pinot, and more syrah is splayed out like a brown and green tapestry. These are the closest vineyards to the beach in SLO County, yet, surprisingly, they might also be the most serene. It is absolutely still and quiet here on this hillside oasis, save for birds fluttering from avocado to citrus trees. In 2018, the scene is very much the same, except you might see Bertotti Pope’s daughter Averie toddling around the vines or barrel room below, begging to smell this or taste that. She was born

in 2015, and all the while, her mother has continued to press, punch, and blend. Bertotti Pope is a serious, skilled winemaker, passionate about crafting fragrant, fresh wines that exude a certain breezy Cambria charm. She’s also a laidback mom. So, she relents to her kids’ pestering at times, provided that they dutifully eject the grape juice into the tasting room spit bucket. Enjoy the view Really, the youngsters Stolo Family Vineyards is located at just want to hold the 3776 Santa Rosa Creek Road in Cambria wineglass and giggle. and is part of the Pacific Coast Wine Trail. The tasting room is open daily “I didn’t grow up between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more tasting wine; I’m not information, go to stolofamilywinery.com from a winemaking or visit pacificcoastwinetrail.com. background like some On this clear and people around here. unseasonably warm But my kids? They’re winter day, the rolling lawn (a popular a whole different story,” she says, rolling space for live music and picnics) is still her eyes. “When they come into the green from recent rains. An ancient barn winery they want to play with the bungs; flecked with mustard-colored moss adds a they know the winemaking terms; they stately focal point across from Stolo’s cozy sit on the forklift.” tasting room. Her husband, Lucas Pope, is vineyard A pair of horned fainting goats, Chet manager at Paso’s iconic Halter Ranch, and Betty, lazily trot around their and recently made Wine Enthusiast’s 40 pasture, welcoming new visitors with a under 40 list. The magazine has also hungry look. recently awarded one of Bertotti Pope’s “We used to give out goat food, but wines with 90-plus points, among other accolades. If these two are a “winemaking they’ve gotten too fat,” the winemaker says, which—of course—makes us both power couple” however, you’d never know it. “Down to Earth” is Bertotti Pope’s vibe. crack up a little. Bertotti Pope is as approachable, Literally, she is “way down, in the earth.” refreshing, and authentic as her wines, This is why she loves crafting small inviting me to jump onto a four-wheeler batch boutique wines in a totally free, family-owned environment. She gets to do with a glass of 2016 gewürztraminer in hand. I soon realize that all of her everything herself, and she revels in it. SURF’S UP Stolo Family Vineyards Winemaker Nicole Bertotti Pope creates aromatic, fresh, and vibrant estate wines grown less than 3 miles from Cambria’s scenic coast.

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wines are aromatic, often floral, and exceptionally bright, with a vibrant fruit flavor and fresh acidity that makes me want to reach for my boogie board, if not some smoked salmon tacos. Bertotti Pope graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a bachelor’s of science in biological studies before realizing that winemaking stimulated both her inquisitive and creative nature. A former winemaker at Talley Vineyard in Arroyo Grande, she met the Stolo family through regular games of volleyball in Pismo Beach. What started as a part-time gig soon turned into a full-time passion that has grown year to year. We rumble up the mountain (a little tenuously in some spots; the winemaker admits she normally walks around the property), where the reserve vineyard grows against a cloudless blue sky. She tells me that the brightness in her wines isn’t just about her style, per se—it’s also what naturally happens when you grow grapes this close to the sea. The loamy clay soil combined with the cool, breezy marine air coaxes out compelling aromatic nuances in each wine, and critics have taken note. The entire tasting list is lower in alcohol and higher in acid. Everything smells lush and lovely. The syrah is refined, with white pepper notes. The pinot noir is more spicy and herbaceous than its riper, jammier counterparts to the east. Shouldn’t wines get more and more relaxed as you head toward the coast? I think so, but that doesn’t mean these selections should be taken lightly (they are American classics, not trashy tabloids thrown into your beach bag). Wine Enthusiast recently named Stolo’s 96-point 2014 estate syrah as No. 27 on its top 100 Wines of the Year list and the 2015 pinot noir won 93 points. What you do need to know, if wine is your second language, is this: These are FLAVOR continued page 56

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news nibs Take a bow: Legendary Harmony Cafe chef/owner Giovanni Grillenzoni is now leasing The Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria, where fabulous food meets entertainment. Starting on March 1, the Italian culinary wizard will release a new schedule of events for the

iconic coastal space. So mysterious, right?! We’ll keep you posted when more news rolls in … Already known as ground zero for albariño and other aromatic white wines, SLO Wine Country has added another variety to the stable: chenin blanc. Center of Effort Winery in Edna Valley planted a few acres of chenin blanc in 2016, and you can totally taste it in the upcoming 2018 vintage. This is the chenin blanc grown in the region, people, and oh how it shines! Make a date to taste the future at centerofeffortwine.com.

eat your heart out! Always more salt: Nite Creamery will open shop in the SLO Creamery this summer! When ice cream comes with sweet and salty toppings like cereal, pretzels, and salted caramel, there is no doubt in my mind my next bout of PMS will be way tastier (follow @nitecreamery on Instagram for updates) … Beda’s Biergarten in SLO has a new lunch special called the “porkball” sandwich, which—yes—you gotta see to believe (@bedas_biergarten) … If you have not attempted to cram all 18 inches of Broad Street Grinder’s East Coast sandwich into your pie hole, you’re not really living (I recommend it on a French roll with no condiments, save for a drizzle of good EVOO, which make those thin-sliced cured meats all the more marvelous) Follow @thebroadstreetgiantgrinder … I may have started a taco war by proclaiming my love of Taco King in SLO (sorry-not-sorry), so I shall send out some mad respect to Ortega’s Mexican Cuisine in Atascadero, who, by all accounts, makes melt-in-your-mouth chili rellenos to brag about (5625 El Camino Real, Atascadero). ∆ Hayley Thomas Cain loves to humble brag about her epic hot sauce collection. Send bites to hthomas@newtimesslo.com.

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FILE NO. 2018-0006 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/02/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RG FIELD SERVICES, 1405 Longbranch Ave. Apt. D, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Raymond Grieco (1405 Longbranch Ave. Apt. D, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Raymond Grieco, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-02-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-02-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0014 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HEARTSGATE, 3480 S. Higuera, Suite 130, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Jody Belsher (2606 El Cerrito, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jody Belsher. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-0318. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 01-03-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0076 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: VILLAGE ANTIQUES, 126A E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Virginia Taylor (2160 Beach St., Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Virginia Taylor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-09-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-09-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0098 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MID COAST PROPERTIES, MID COAST REAL ESTATE, MID COAST PROPERTY REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, 317 S. Main Street, Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Eagle State Investments, LLC (790 Ashley Lane, Templeton, CA 93465), Above & Beyond Real Estate Services, Inc. (370 Ag Hill Rd., Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Eagle State Investments, LLC, Jeff Tomlinson, General Partner of Eagle State Investments, LLC. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-10-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-10-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0111 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2000) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SM TIRE, 2170 Hutton Road, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Santa Maria Tire, Inc. (2170 Hutton Road, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ SM Tire, Inc., Craig Stephens - President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-11-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-11-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0120 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/01/2001) New Filing The following person is doing business as: VILLA DEL MAR, 1100 West Grand Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Gerardo Leon Vazquez (1531 19th Street, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Gerardo Vazquez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-11-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-11-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0130 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AFFORDABLE HEATING AND COOLING, 1418 Manhattan Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Justin Andrew Echavarria (1418 Manhattan Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Justin Echavarria. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-12-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-12-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0137 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/12/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CLEVER NAILS & SPA, 624 W. Teff St., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Henry Quang Pham, No Thi Nguyen (240 Encio Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Henry Quang Pham. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0140 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DRAM AGRICULTURAL CONSULTING, 1295 Capitola St., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Danilu Lourdes Ramirez (1295 Capitola St., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Danilu Ramirez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0141 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/25/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PRO-ACTIVE STAFFING, UNITED STAFFING, USA STAFFING, 505 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. United Staffing Associates, LLC (505 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ United Staffing Associates, LLC, William D. Hills, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0133 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/21/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CALUNICA, 330 Crazy Horse Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Miriam Vanessa Plata (330 Crazy Horse Drive, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Miriam Plata, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-12-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos, Deputy. Exp. 01-12-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0144 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/16/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HONEYCOMB HOME DESIGN, 1465 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Ariana Afshar Lovato (125 Nelson St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ariana Afshar Lovato. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0135 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/23/2003) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ATHLON FITNESS & PERFORMANCE, ATHLON ELITE, 805 Aerovista Place, Suite 104, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Athlon health & Fitness, LLC (805 Aerovista Place, Suite 104, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Athlon Health & Fitness, LLC, Ryan Joiner Managing Memeber. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-12-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos, Deputy. Exp. 01-12-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0150 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/01/1992) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MJH, INC, WESTERN INNS, ROSE GARDEN INNSAN LUIS OBISPO, 575 Price St. #209, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. MJH, Inc. (575 Price St. #209, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ MJH, Inc., Kevin Andrew Thornton/ President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 0116-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0151 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SLO COASTAL POOL & SPA SERVICES, 955 Laureate Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Gregory R. Guggenmos, Gayne A. Pinto-Guggenmos (955 Laureate Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Greg Guggenmos, Co-owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0154 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/16/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AFFORDABLE SERVICES, 9182 Arvine Court, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Levanway Sarah (9182 Arvine Court, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Sarah B. Levanway. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0155 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/1998) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RGC BUILDING AND DESIGN, 280 San Miguel St., Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. Rob Andrew Gantenbein (160 Easter St., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Rob Andrew Gantenbein. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0156 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SHUTTER PROS DESIGNER WINDOW COVERINGS, 345 Branch St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Andrew Barret Lakin (345 Branch St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Andrew Lakin. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-16-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-16-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0157 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/17/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HAHA SUSHI & GRILL, 1065 Olive St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. HaHa Family Inc. (1065 Olive St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ HaHa Family Inc., Zhao Hua CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-17-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-17-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0170 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/17/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BRAND CREATIVE, 931 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Crockett Todd Justin (1727 Longbranch Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Justin Crockett. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-17-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 01-17-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0171 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/17/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KAORI PHOTO, 170 Casa St., Unit C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Kaori Funahashi (170 Casa St., Unit C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kaori Funahashi, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-17-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos, Deputy. Exp. 01-17-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0174 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WIZARD OF WAXING, 1166 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Hugo Rosete (1708 Spooner Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Hugo Rosete. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-17-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 01-17-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0176 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/18/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GIBSON ACCOUNTING SERVICES, 1420 Verde Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Melissa Cady Gibson (1420 Verde Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Melissa Cady Gibson, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-18-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-18-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0178 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2000) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AT CREATIVE, DARCY DESIGNS, 898 Harrier Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Darcy Lynn Ryan (898 Harrier Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Darcy Ryan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-18-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-18-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0179 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MITCH’S THRIFT, 1512 Newport St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Mitchell Simmons (1512 Newport St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Mitchell Simmons. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-18-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-18-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0181 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/20/1994) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ROOTAMENTAL, 2899 McMillan Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Scott Kam (1543 Morro St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Scott Kam. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-18-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 01-18-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0183 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: VINTAGE REAL ESTATE, VINTAGE REAL ESTATE CENTRAL COAST, 1035 Maybelle Court, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Vintage Affairs LLC. (1035 Maybelle Court, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Vintage Affairs LLC., Angela Smith, Owner/Broker. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-18-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-18-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0184 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/18/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DESIGN AIR HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING, 645 Main St., Suite #E, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Ethan Vail Pogue (1378 Bolton Dr., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ethan Vail Pogue, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-18-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 01-18-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0187 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KELLER FINANCIAL SERVICES, 137 Village Circle, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Samuel Keller (137 Village Circle, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Samuel Keller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-18-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-18-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0188 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/26/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE LENS, 872 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Yellow Glass Media Syndicate Inc. (872 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A DE Corporation /s/ Yellow Glass Media Syndicate Inc., Daniel HornettPresident. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-18-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 01-18-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0209 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WILD BLOOM, 1330 Van Beurden Drive Suite 103, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Greener Environments, Inc. (1330 Van Beurden Drive Suite 103, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Greener Environments, Inc., Luke Huskey-President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-19-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 01-19-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0191 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2001) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ROSA’S BOUTIQUE, 535 Five Cities Dr., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Shannon MacMillan (350 Grace Lance, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420), Helen Kunkel (186 Via Bandolero, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Shannon MacMillan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-18-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 01-18-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0211 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/05/2009) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CAPITOL COAST, 11708 Sinnard Lane, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Eric Brandon Wooten (11708 Sinnard Lane, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Eric Wooten. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-19-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp. 01-19-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0197 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: T LOCK, 931 W. Foothill BL., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Mark Stephen Vandyke (931 W. Foothill BL., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Mark Vandyke, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-19-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-19-23. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0212 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/19/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL VALLEY REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS, 221 Park View Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Brandon LeMay (221 Park View Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brandon LeMay. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-19-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 01-19-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0200 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/05/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as: RESTORATION PACKAGING, 872 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Reduce. Reuse. Grow. (872 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Reduce. Reuse. Grow., Alex Henige, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-19-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-19-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0207 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/02/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SIDECAR, 1127 Broad St. Suite B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Dollars and Cents, LLC (1127 Broad St. Suite B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Dollars and Cents, LLC, Joshua Christensen-Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-19-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 01-19-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0218 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ENCHANTING BUTTERFLY GARDENS, 1820 Thelma Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Anastasi Ronald Saffas, Jude Saffas (1820 Thelma Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Anastasi Ronald Saffas. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0219 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/18/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CREATIONS BY MICHELLE, 466 Calle Carman, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Michelle Elizabeth Ralston (466 Calle Carman, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michelle E. Ralston, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0230 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/22/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KAYSO GRILLED CHEESE, 250 Beckett Place, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Darley Sousa Silva, Susan Dawn Peralta (250 Beckett Place, Grover Beach, CA 93433), Anthony Michael Swigert (167 Le Point Terrace, Arroyo Grande, CA 934320). This business is conducted by A Joint Venture /s/ Susan Peralta, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0234 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MIKE’S MOBILE REPAIR AND SERVICE, 1352 20th Court, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Ross Baker (1352 20th Court, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michael Ross Baker. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0235 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/08/2013) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTURION PRIVATE SECURITY, 895 Napa Avenue, Suite A-2, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Eric James Morgan (461 Hillview Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442), Larry Edward Pence (895 Napa Avenue, Suite A-2, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A Limited Liability Partnership /s/ Eric James Morgan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0237 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/22/2003) New Filing The following person is doing business as: AUTHORIZED PEST CONTROL, 508 E. Grand Ave, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Debra C. Klosinski (2531 Cienaga St., Space #49, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Indiviual /s/ Debra Klosinski. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-2218. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0238 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/22/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: JK LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE, 8691 Martinez Drive, San Miguel, CA 93451. San Luis Obispo County. Jason G. Keogh (8691 Martinez Drive, San Miguel, CA 93451). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jason Keogh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0241 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BILL GAINES CONSTRUCTION, 840 Unit A Capitolio Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Bill Gaines Audio, Inc. (840 Unit A Capitolio Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Bill Gaines Audio, Inc., Corey E. Lindsey, Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0242 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/15/2011) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ON THE GREEN LANDSCAPE, ONTHEGREEN, 3650 S. Higuera, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Matthew Roaland Betts (1352 Pismo St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Matthew R. Betts, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp. 01-22-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0250 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/02/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MID STATE COASTAL PROPERTIES, 865 Charles St., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Mid State Properties Inc. (865 Charles St., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Mid State Properties Inc., Shannon Martin, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-23-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-23-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0254 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GLASS DOCTOR OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, 1012 E. Grand Avenue, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Team-System Corp (848 Covington Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Team-System Corp, Reginald D. Johnson, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 0123-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp. 0123-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0256 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/29/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HOLLAND INN & SUITES, 2630 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Rays Ranat, Inc. (2630 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Rays Ranat, Inc., Ashish R. Ranat, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-23-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp. 01-23-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0268 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (10/09/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SUBWAY, 3240 Broad St. #100, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Amarjit Kaur (421 Valley Dairy Rd., Buellton, CA 93427). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Satwinder Singh. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-24-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-24-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0283 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE BARBER SLO, 2030 Parker St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The Barber SLO (1156 Ella St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ The Barber SLO, Mark Ramirez, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-25-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-25-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0258 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: IWERKS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, 504 Ide Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. David Casey Iwerks, Jessica Rae Iwerks (504 Ide Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Jessica Iwerks. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-23-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-23-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0260 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/23/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: IRA’S BIKE SHOP, 107 Bridge St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Juan Daniel Martinez (1906 Huasna Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Juan Daniel Martinez. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-24-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-24-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0261 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/31/1969) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WILLIAMS BROS REALTY, 928 Anna Circle, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. David Lowlan Williams (928 Anna Circle, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ David Lowlan Williams. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-24-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 01-24-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0262 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BMA MECHANICAL+, MOSAIC VISUALIZATION SERVICES, 100 Cross Street, Suite 204, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Brummel, Myrick and Associates Inc. (100 Cross Street, Suite 204, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Brummel, Myrick and Associates Inc., Brandon Rodgers, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-24-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-24-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0270 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: WILLOW, WILLOW MARKET LLC, 2131 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Willow Market, LLC (1050 Willow Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Willow Market, LLC, Jennifer Morse - CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-24-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 01-24-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0271 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LUCENOTE, 420 Chiswick Way, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Mary Maloney (420 Chiswick Way, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Mary Maloney, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-24-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-24-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0277 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/25/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE BEAUTY MARK, 177 Mary Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Selina Neoma Quiroga (371 West Tefft, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Selina Quiroga. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-25-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-25-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0278 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/25/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ALPHA OMEGA COLLECTIVE, AOC, 4910 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Phase 2 Cellars, LLC (4910 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Phase 2 Cellars, LLC, Carla S. Willey, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-25-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-25-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0284 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: THE BARBER SLO, 325 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The Barber SLO (325 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ The Barber SLO, Mark Ramirez, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-25-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Bolden, Deputy. Exp. 01-25-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0285 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/03/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LONGBRANCH SALOON, 6258 Webster Road, Creston, CA 93432. San Luis Obispo County. Retat, LLC (5335 Calf Canyon Highway, Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Retat, LLC, Brian Pritt, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-25-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp. 01-25-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0289 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/25/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BERGANTZ CONSTRUCTION, 6211 Monte Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Aaron Michael Bergantz (6211 Monte Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Aaron Bergantz, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-25-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp. 01-25-23. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0293 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MCPRICE MYERS VACATION RENTALS, 3525 Adelaida Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Belle Terre, LLC (3525 Adelaida Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Belle Terre, LLC, McPrice Myers, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-26-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp. 01-26-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018


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FILE NO. 2018-0294 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: GET REAL! ORGANIC VEGGIES, GROVEGGIES, 330 Verbena St., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Steve LaPolla (330 Verbena St., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Steve Lapolla. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-26-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp. 01-26-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0296 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ESTERO BAY BIRTH SERVICES, 2149 Del Norte St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Marianne Christina Ortiz-Lytle (2149 Del Norte St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Marianne Ortiz-Lytle. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-26-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-26-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0299 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SEABRIGHT CONSTRUCTION & PLUMBING, 926 Magnolia Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Michael Leonard Amenta, Angela Dawn Amenta (926 Magnolia Dr., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Michael L. Amenta. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-26-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-26-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0302 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/29/2006) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SHIP SHAPE RV REPAIR, 839 Rizal Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Silvia Sarah Herrera, Denise Herrera (839 Rizal Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Denise Herrera. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-29-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp. 01-29-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0320 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/18/2013) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LAGUNA SMOKES, 11560 Los Osos Valley Rd., STE 280, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Lee & Yang Enterprise Inc. (11560 Los Osos Valley Rd., STE 280, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Lee & Yang Enterprise Inc., Bong Hwa Lee, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-29-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 01-29-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0329 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/30/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ARTISAN BUILDERS, 2557 Paul Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Todd Michael McKinley(2557 Paul Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Todd McKinley, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-30-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-30-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0352 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LA AUSCHELL, 530 Camino Mercado Suite-572, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Kimberly Wayne Handley (935 Berkeley St., Santa Monica, CA 90403). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kimberly Handley. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 02-01-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0330 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/17/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: BELLA FIORE EVENTS AND FLORAL DESIGN, 1480 Akron Rd., Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Theresa Marie Clark, Evan Campbell Clark (1480 Akron Rd., Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Evan Clark, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-30-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, S. Kramos, Deputy. Exp. 01-30-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0342 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/01/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HOUSE OF THE ROZETREE, 1677 Baden Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Rhyan Van Rozeboom Townsend (1677 Baden Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Rhyan Van Roseboom Townsend. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-31-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 0131-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0345 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/26/2004) New Filing The following person is doing business as: DEBRA M. BRIESACHER CONSULTING, 1036 Leff Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Debra Marie Briesacher (1036 Leff Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Debra M. Briesacher, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-31-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 01-31-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0346 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/31/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LEE BONSAI, 248 Buckhorn Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jeremiah Lee (248 Buckhorn Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jeremiah Lee. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-31-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 01-31-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0355 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PARAKLETOS UNITE, 1350 Vista Del Lago, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Cami June Statler (1350 Vista Del Lago, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Cami Statler. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 02-01-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0359 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/30/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PAUL’S PRECISION PAINTING CENTRAL COAST, 199 Butte Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Paul Latorella (199 Butte Dr., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Paul Latorella. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 02-01-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0368 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: CENTRAL COAST ESCROW, A NON-INDEPENDENT BROKER ESCROW, 350 James Way, Ste. 130, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Stravinsky Holdings, Inc. (350 James Way, Ste. 130, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). 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 02-02-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 0202-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0369 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KELLER WILLIAMS CENTRAL COAST, 350 James Way, Ste. 130, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Stravinsky Holdings, Inc. (350 James Way, Ste. 130, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). 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 02-02-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 02-02-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0372 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ALL GOOD, 1140 Market Avenue, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Elemental Herbs, Inc. (14566 Toleman Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Elemental Herbs, Inc., Caroline Duell-CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-02-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 02-02-23. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-0376 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/09/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: OFFICE CAFES, 567 Sombrillo, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Fazal Mahmood (567 Sombrillo, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Fazal Mahmood. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-02-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz, Deputy. Exp. 0202-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-0385 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/05/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LG ESTIMATING, 2485 Starling Dr., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Laura Marie Gholson (2485 Starling Dr., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Laura Gholson. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-05-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. McCormick, Deputy. Exp. 02-05-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0404 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/06/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: MODERN OUTLOOKS, 1124 Loreto Court, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Susan Braley Mercer (1124 Loreto Court, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Susan B. Mercer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-06-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 02-06-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0427 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/28/2007) New Filing The following person is doing business as: INFINITY CONCRETE, 1010 Maybelle Ct., Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Andres Quezada (1010 Maybelle Ct., Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Andres Quezada. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-07-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 02-07-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-0411 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: ALPENGLOW INDUSTRIES, ALPENGLOW YARN, 469A Sandercock St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Alpenglow Industries, LLC (469A Sandercock St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Alpenglow Industries, LLC, Carrie Sundra, Managing Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-06-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 0206-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0432 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2000) New Filing The following person is doing business as: JDS INSTALLATION, 1894 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. John David Stouwie (1894 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ John D. Stouwie. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 02-08-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0416 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/07/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SIERRA LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT, 1581 Corbett Canyon Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Daniel Sergio Romero, Maria Lorena Romero (1581 Corbett Canyon Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Maria Lorena Romero. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-07-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz, Deputy. Exp. 02-07-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0434 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/07/2005) New Filing The following person is doing business as: NEGRANTI-HIGGINS & COMPANY, ANTONETTE L. HIGGINS, CPA, 11573 Los Osos Valley Road, Ste. A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Antonette Lee Higgins (1221 Drake Circle, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Antonette L. Higgins, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 02-08-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-0388 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/08/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: SYLVAN CENTRAL COAST, 214 El Portal, Shell Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Central Coast Scholars, LLC (214 El Portal, Shell Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Central Coast Scholars, LLC, Matthew Shea, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-05-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 02-05-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0424 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: COASTAL AXIS INSURANCE AGENCY, 211 Tank Farm Rd, Suite C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Jared Chad Erbstoesser (368 Highland Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jared Chad Erbstoesser. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-07-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 0207-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0403 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: F44 OFF ROAD, 1635 Shiloh Pl., Templeton, CA 93465. San Luis Obispo County. Randy Joseph Dowell (1635 Shiloh Pl., Templeton, CA 93465). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Randy Dowell. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-06-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, TJ. Blandford, Deputy. Exp. 02-06-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0426 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/07/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: HYPER INDUSTRIES APPAREL AND EQUIPMENT COMPANY, 1717 Seabright Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Albert Jason Lucas II (1717 Seabright Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A Limited Partnership /s/ Albert Jason Lucas II. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-07-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, J. Goble, Deputy. Exp. 02-07-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-0439 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: 805 AUTO REMARKETING, 2531 Cienaga Space #16, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Ahtawna Marie Palmer (2531 Cienaga Space #16, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ahtawna Palmer, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 02-08-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-0440 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PRIMITIVE FARMS, 8155 Carrisa Highway 58, Santa Margarita, CA 93453. San Luis Obispo County. Primitive Farms (8155 Carrisa Highway 58, Santa Margarita, CA 93453). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Primitive Farms, Pamela S. Burgett, CFO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, N. Balseiro, Deputy. Exp. 02-08-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-0448 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2000) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LINKPENDIUM, 4595 Octagon Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Brian Eldon Leverich, Karen Eyvonne Isaacson (4595 Octagon Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Brian Eldon Leverich. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-09-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 02-09-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2018-0436 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (09/09/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PACIFIC FILM CO, 732 E. Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Paul Xavier Studer, Vlad Costin Pirvu (732 E. Foothill Blvd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Paul Studer. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Gibson, Deputy. Exp. 02-08-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0450 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/09/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: PURPLE DOOR BNB, 1326 11th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Maureen Roberta Titus (1326 11th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Maureen Titus. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-09-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, D. Chavez, Deputy. Exp. 02-09-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0437 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/14/2004) New Filing The following person is doing business as: KITTY’S KITCHEN, 890 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Mary Kathryn Hennessey (890 Main St., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Mary K. Hennessey. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-08-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, A. Bautista, Deputy. Exp. 02-08-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0452 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/09/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as: REDDAST COMPANY, 474 Woodbridge St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. David Imbaratto (474 Woodbridge St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ David Imbaratto. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-09-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz, Deputy. Exp. 0209-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

FILE NO. 2018-0454 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as: OVER THE TOP COUNTERTOPS, 416 Corrida Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Getting Dirty Contracting, Inc. (416 Corrida Dr., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Getting Dirty Contracting, Inc., Anne Rice, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-09-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz, Deputy. Exp. 02-09-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0455 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as: JAYNE WAYNE DESIGN, SHOWHORSE.CO, 1075 Court St., Suite 211, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Jayne Wayne, Inc. (1075 Court St., Suite 211, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Jayne Wayne, Inc., Jayne H. Brown, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-09-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, I. Diaz, Deputy. Exp. 0209-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

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FILE NO. 2018-0456 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as: LOVERIDGE PHOTOGRAPHY, 1892 9th St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Tina Irene Loveridge, Adam Ray Loveridge (1892 9th St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Tina Loveridge. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-09-18. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong. County Clerk, JF. Brown, Deputy. Exp. 02-09-23. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2018-0349 OLD FILE NO. 2017-2070 The Lapidus Clinic, 6627 Bay Laurel Place, Suite A, Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 08-23-2017. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Yelena Lapidus M.D., Inc. (6627 Bay Laurel Place, Suite A, Avila Beach, CA 93424-0490). This business was conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Yelena Lapidus M.D., Inc., Yelena Lapidus M.D., CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-01-2018. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By D. Chavez, Deputy Clerk. February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018 Three small commercial buildings located at 435 Marsh St., 1210 & 1218 Carmel St. San Luis Obispo, available for moving to interested parties. Contact Jim Rendler (408)891-8303 February 15, March 8, & 29, 2018

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LegaL Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CHARLEENE ANN DEXTER AkA CHARLEENE A. DEXTER AkA CHARLEENE DEXTER CASE NUMBER: 18PR - 0025

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: CHARLEENE ANN DEXTER aka CHARLEENE A. DEXTER aka CHARLEENE DEXTER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by FRANK L. DELEISSIGUES in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that FRANK L. DELEISSIGUES 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: APRIL 3, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Michael J. Morris Of Andre, Morris & Buttery 1102 Laurel Lane San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 February 8, 15, & 22, 2018

LegaL Notices NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: DARLENE A. ROTTA AMENDED CASE NUMBER: 18PR - 0023

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: DARLENE A. ROTTA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by JEAN D. ROTTA in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that JEAN D. ROTTA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: MARCH 6, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Michael J. Morris 1102 Laurel Lane San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

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

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

LegaL Notices tive 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: April 24, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Patrick Sparks 785 Quintana Rd. PMB 135 Morro Bay, CA 93442 February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: WILLIAM E. BURRISS AkA BILL BURRISS CASE NUMBER: 18PR - 0011

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: WILLIAM E. BURRISS aka BILL BURRISS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by RANDI MONTGOMERY in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that CRISTINA ARONSOHN be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: MARCH 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 8, 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

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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 1102 Laurel Lane San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE

The following units will be sold to satisfy liens against them at a public auction to be held on Friday, February 8, 2018 & Friday, February 15, 2018. Notice is hereby given by the undersigned that a public lien sale of the following described personal property will be held. Unit #185 - Michael Parrent. Fire extinguishers, car ramps, misc. pictures, wicker patio furniture, leather couch, roll top desk, easy up, area rugs, camping things, baby things. Unit #976 - Jeanne Brodie. Dining table, small table, folding table, surfboard, metal head & footboard, wet/dry vac, sewing machine, 2 high chairs, bookshelf, misc totes & boxes of unknown contents. Sealed bids will be accepted preceding a silent auction at 9:00am to 12:00 noon, Friday, February 16, 2018 , at ABBY’S SELF STORAGE 50 ABBY ROAD, TEMPLETON , County of San Luis Obispo, State of California. Bond #0455718. Bids will be taken from 9 AM to 12 NOON (owner has the right to refuse and all bids. Owner has the right to bid.) Highest bidder will be notified by telephone by 1:00 PM the day of the auction. Cash or credit cards only. This is due and payable at the time of removal, which must be completed by 5:00 PM on the day of the auction. February 8, 15, 2018

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE (PROBATE CODE SECTIONS 10300 & 10304) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO CASE NO. 17PR-0090 IN THE MATTER OF THE CONSERVATORSHIP OF ALYSSA GILMER, CONSERVATEE.

Date: February 23, 2018; Time: 9:00 a.m.; Dept.: 8; Address of Court: Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, subject to confirmation by this court, on February 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., or thereafter within the time allowed by law, Debra Trout, Conservator of the estate of ALYSSA GILMER, Conservatee (“Seller”), will sell at private sale to the highest and best net bidder on the terms and conditions stated below, all right, title and interest of Conservatee, in the real property located in the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California. PROPERTY TO BE SOLD This property is commonly re-

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LegaL Notices ferred to as 290 Cyclone Street, Nipomo, CA 93444 APN: 092513-009 (the “Property”), and more particularly described as follows: Lot 1 of Tract No. 2393, in the unincorporated area of the County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, according to the map recorded July 27, 2005 in Book 26, Pages 96, 97, 98 and 99 of Maps, in the office of the County Recorder of said County and by Certificate of Correction recorded February 15, 2006 in Instrument No. 2006-010721 of Official Records. The Property will be sold subject to current taxes, covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservations, rights, rights-of-way, and easements of record. TERMS OF SALE The sale will be a private sale, subject to confirmation by this court. The sale will not occur prior to completion of publication of this notice. The Seller will make no warranties or representations of title, or of any other matter. The sale will be “as is” with no warranty or representation regarding the condition of the Property or any improvements located on the Property or the Property’s suitability for any purpose. The Property will be sold on the following terms: all cash, as is, including any personal property remaining at the real property at close of escrow. At least five percent (5%) of the amount offered must accompany the offer by certified or cashier’s check, and the balance must be paid on or before the close of escrow; Escrow to close ten (10) days after confirmation order by the court. Taxes, rents, operating and maintenance expenses, and premiums on insurance acceptable to the purchaser shall be prorated as of the date of confirmation of sale. Examination of title, recording of conveyance, transfer taxes, and any title insurance policy shall be at the expense of the purchaser or purchasers. The Seller reserves the right of refusal to accept any or all offers. HOW TO MAKE AN OFFER Offers to purchase this Property which conform to this notice are invited. Offers to purchase must be in writing and may be received at the office of: Karen L. Scott, Esq., Attala Law, APC, 1502 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, California 93401, at any time after the first publication of this notice and before a confirmation order by the court. Attala Law, APC /s/ Karen L. Scott, Esq., Attorney for Conservator Dated: January 29, 2018 /s/ Debra Trout, Petitioner Dated: January 29, 2018 Pub.: February 1, 8, 15, 2018.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE T.S. NO. 027511-CA APN: 004-774-005

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 4/7/2005. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER On 3/13/2018 at 11:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 4/18/2005, as Instrument No. 2005030469, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: ERIK TRUELSON AND STACI TRUELSON, HUSBAND AND WIFE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: IN THE BREEZEWAY ADJACENT TO THE COUNTY GENERAL SERVICES BUILDING, 1087 SANTA ROSA STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93408 all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: MORE

LegaL Notices FULLY DESCRIBED ON SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1255 SAN CARLOS DRIVE SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 934015333 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $510,277.21 If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. 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 (844) 477-7869 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.STOXPOSTING. COM, using the file number assigned to this case 027511-CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (844) 477-7869 CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive San Diego, California 92117 February 8, 15, & 22, 2018

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

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 05/17/2004. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PRO-

LegaL Notices CEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 03/07/2018 at 11:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 05/25/2004, as Instrument No. 2004044887, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN LUIS OBISPO County, State of California. Executed by: JOHN CALICCHIO, A SINGLE MAN, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK/CASH EQUIVALENT or other form of payment authorized by 2924h(b), (Payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Building, 1087 Santa Rosa Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93408 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County and State described as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED DEED OF TRUST APN# 053-305-028 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1364 SWEETBAY LANE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $684,818.55. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust has deposited all documents evidencing the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and has declared all sums secured thereby immediately due and payable, and has caused a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be executed. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the County where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (916)939-0772 or visit this Internet Web http://search. nationwideposting.com/propertySearchTerms.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case CA1500271796 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet

LegaL Notices Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772NPP0325722 To: NEW TIMES 02/15/2018, 02/22/2018, 03/01/2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CV-0030

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Melissa Marie Melton filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Melissa Marie Melton to PROPOSED NAME: Melissa Marie Lalanne THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 02/22/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: January 12, 2018 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera, Judge of the Superior Court January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CV-0030

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Zachariah Stillwater filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Amethyst Chandra Pattee Stillwater to PROPOSED NAME: Amethyst Surya Chandra Stillwater THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 02/13/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: January 26, 2018 /s/: Linda Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CV-0047

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Rikki Babb filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Brooklyn Ray Uribe to PROPOSED NAME: Brooklyn Ray Babb 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: 03/08/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times

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: 03/22/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: January 30, 2018 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera, Judge of the Superior Court February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CV-0070

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Karen Lee Riffenburgh and Matthew Anthony Kirby filed a Date: January 22, 2018 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera, Judge of petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: the Superior Court February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, PRESENT NAME: Karen Lee Riffenburgh to PROPOSED NAME: Karen 2018 Kalenalee Riffenburgh-Kirby, PRESENT NAME: Aaron Emery ORDER TO SHOW Riffenburgh Kirby to PROPOSED CAUSE FOR CHANGE NAME: Aaron Emery RiffenburghKirby, OF NAME CASE PRESENT NAME: Sophia Elizabeth NUMBER: 18CV-0060 Riffenburgh Kirby to PROPOSED NAME: Sophia Shoshana Elizabeth To all interested persons: Petitioner: Anthony Michael Mow- Riffenburgh-Kirby rey filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as THE COURT ORDERS: that all perfollows: PRESENT NAME: Anthony sons interested in this matter apMichael Mowrey to PROPOSED pear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, NAME: Anthony Michael Ruehlow if any, why the petition for change

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, the Pismo Beach Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting at City Hall, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach California in the Council Chamber for the following purpose: Address: 0 Citywide (Shell Beach Streetscape Project) Applicant: City of Pismo Beach Project No: P17-000096 Description: Two-Year Time Extension for the Shell Beach Streetscape Project No. P15-000075: Reconstruct Shell Beach Road between Dinosaur Caves Park (Cliff Avenue) and Shell Beach Elementary (Terrace Avenue). The proposed project would (1) construct an 8-foot-wide multi-use path, (2) construct sidewalks (compliant with the American Disabilities Act), (3) underground existing overhead utilities, and (4) provide related street improvements. The project is located within the following General Plan/Local Coastal Plan and Zoning Districts: Retail Commercial (C-1); Medium Density Residential (R-3); Open Space and Recreation (OS-R); and Governmental (G). Portions of the project are located within the Coastal Appeal Zone. You have a right to comment on these projects and their effect on our community. Interested persons are invited to appear at the hearing or otherwise express their views and opinions regarding the proposed projects. An opportunity will be presented at the hearing for verbal comments. Written comments are also welcomed at the hearing or prior to the hearing. Written comments prepared prior to the hearing may be submitted to the Planning Division by mail or handdelivery at 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449, by fax at (805) 773-4684, or by email at eperez@pismobeach.org. Staff reports, plans and other information related to these projects are available for public review at the Community Development Department, 760 Mattie Road, Pismo Beach, CA. The meeting agenda and staff report will be available no later than the Friday before the meeting and may be obtained at City Hall or by visiting www. pismobeach.org. The Planning Commission meeting will be televised live on Charter Cable Channel 20 and streamed on the City’s website. PLEASE NOTE: If you challenge the action taken on these items in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Pismo Beach at, or prior to, the public hearing. Further information on the above items may be obtained from or viewed at the Planning Division Office at City Hall, or by telephone at (805) 773-4658, or by emailing Elsa Perez, Administrative Secretary at eperez@pismobeach.org. Elsa Perez, CMC, Administrative Secretary February 15, 2018

LegaL Notices 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: 03/22/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: February 1, 2018 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera, Judge of the Superior Court February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CV-0076

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Emily Nicole Friedberg filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Emily Nicole Friedberg to PROPOSED NAME: Emilia Nicole Friedberg 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: 03/29/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm St. Rm. 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: February 7, 2018 /s/: Barry T. Labarbera, Judge of the Superior Court February 15, 22, March 1, & 8, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 18CVP-0028

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Irma Vitervo Vazquez and Rodolfo Martinez Hernandez filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Laura Martinez Vitervo to PROPOSED NAME: Laura Martinez-Vitervo 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.

PUBliC NOTiCE

We will be demolishing a house this winter/spring. For more information, please call the number below. Address: 664 Woodbridge St. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone number: 805-423-2920 January 11, 18, 25, & February 15, 2018

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2018-0182 OLD FILE NO. 2015-2217 VINTAGE REAL ESTATE CENTRAL COAST, 195 Main Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 0901-2015. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Angela D. Langston (4013 Rinker Way, Bakersfield, CA 93309) This business was conducted by An Individual /s/ Angela D. Langston. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-18-2018. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By A. Bautista, Deputy Clerk. January 25, February 1, 8, & 15, 2018

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2018-0239 OLD FILE NO. 2016-2684 AUTO GLASS EXPERTS SLO, 4675 Noll Rd. #B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 1118-2016. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Guillermo Majano (4675 Thread Lane #B, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), Jose Antonio Prado (2302 Johnson Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93458). This business was conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Guillermo Majano, Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-22-2018. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By S. Bolden, Deputy Clerk. February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FiCTiTiOUS BUSiNESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2018-0328 OLD FILE NO. 2017-0891 Artisan BUilders, 1078 Rockaway Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 02-28-2017. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Roland Perkins (1078 Rockaway Ave., Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business was conducted by An Individual /s/ Roland W. Perkins. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 01-30-2018. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal)Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By A. Bautista, Deputy Clerk. February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology Homework: Confess, brag, and expostulate about what inspires you to love. Got to freewillastrology.com and click on “Email Rob.” ARIES (March 21-April 19): At 12,388 feet, Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest peak. If you’re in good shape, you can reach the top in seven hours. The return trip can be done in half the time—if you’re cautious. The loose rocks on the steep trail are more likely to knock you off your feet on the way down than on the way up. I suspect this is an apt metaphor for you in the coming weeks, Aries. Your necessary descent may be deceptively challenging. So make haste slowly! Your power animals are the rabbit and the snail.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made a few short jaunts through the air in a flying machine they called the Flyer. It was a germinal step in a process that ultimately led to your ability to travel 600 miles per hour while sitting in a chair 30,000 feet above the earth. Less than 66 years after the Wright Brothers’ breakthrough, American astronauts landed a space capsule on the moon. They had with them a patch of fabric from the left wing of the Flyer. I expect that during the coming weeks, you will be climaxing a long-running process that deserves a comparable ritual. Revisit the early stages of the work that enabled you to be where you are now.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In 2006, 5 percent of the world’s astronomers gathered at an international conference and voted to demote Pluto from a planet to a “dwarf planet.” Much of the world agreed to honor their declaration. Since then, though, there has arisen a campaign by equally authoritative astronomers to restore Pluto to full planet status. The crux of the issue is this: How shall we define the nature of a planet? But for the people of New Mexico, the question has been resolved. State legislators there formally voted to regard Pluto as a planet. They didn’t accept the demotion. I encourage you to be inspired by their example, Gemini. Whenever there are good arguments from opposing sides about important matters, trust your gut feelings. Stand up for your preferred version of the story.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Ray Bradbury’s dystopian bestseller Fahrenheit 451 was among the most successful of the 27 novels he wrote. It won numerous awards and has been adopted into films, plays, and graphic novels. Bradbury wrote the original version of the story in nine days, using a typewriter he rented for 20 cents per hour. When his publisher urged him to double the manuscript’s length, he spent another nine days doing so. According to my reading of the planetary configurations, you Cancerians now have a similar potential to be surprisingly efficient and economical as you work on an interesting creation or breakthrough— especially if you mix a lot of play and delight into your labors.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Poet Louise Glück has characterized herself as “afflicted with longing yet incapable of forming durable attachments.” If there is anything in you that even partially fits that description, I have good news: In the coming weeks, you’re likely to feel blessed by longing rather than afflicted by it. The foreseeable future will also be prime time for you to increase your motivation and capacity to form durable attachments. Take full advantage of this fertile grace period!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In 2004, a man named Jerry Lynn tied a battery-operated alarm clock to a string and dangled it down a vent in his house. He was hoping that when the alarm sounded, he would get a sense of the best place to drill a hole in his wall to run a wire for his TV. But the knot he’d made wasn’t perfect, and the clock slipped off and plunged into an inaccessible spot behind the wall. Then, every night for 13 years, the alarm rang for a minute. The battery was unusually strong! A few months ago, Lynn decided to end the mild but constant irritation. Calling on the help of duct specialists, he retrieved the persistent clock. With this story as your inspiration, and in accordance with astrological

NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 03/21/2018, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. P2 at the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 901 Park Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: New Times Date: January 23, 2018 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court February 8, 15, 22, & March 1, 2018

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Was Napoléon Bonaparte an oppressor or liberator? The answer is both. His work in the world hurt a lot of people and helped a lot of people. One of his more magnanimous escapades transpired in June 1798, when he and his naval forces invaded the island of Malta. During his six-day stay, he released political prisoners, abolished slavery, granted religious freedom to Jews, opened 15 schools, established the right to free speech, and shut down the Inquisition. What do his heroics have to do with you? I don’t want to exaggerate, but I expect that you, too, now have the power to unleash a blizzard of benevolence in your sphere. Do it in your own style, of course, not Napoléon’s.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit,” said French playwright Molière. I’m going to make that your motto for now, Scorpio. You have pursued a gradual, steady approach to ripening, and soon it will pay off in the form of big bright blooms. Congratulations on having the faith to keep plugging away in the dark! I applaud your determination to be dogged and persistent about following your intuition even though few people have appreciated what you were doing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The growth you can and should foster in the coming weeks will be stimulated by quirky and unexpected prods. To get you started, here are a few such prods. 1. What’s your hidden or dormant talent, and what could you do to awaken and mobilize it? 2. What’s something you’re afraid of but might be able to turn into a resource? 3. If you were a different gender for a week, what would you do and what would your life be like? 4. Visualize a dream you’d like to have while you’re asleep tonight. 5. If you could transform anything about yourself, what would it be? 6. Imagine you’ve won a free vacation to anywhere you want. Where would you go?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may think you have uncovered the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But according to my analysis of the astrological omens, you’re just a bit more than halfway there. In order to get the rest of the goods, you’ll have to ignore your itch to be done with the search. You’ll have to be unattached to being right and smart and authoritative. So please cultivate patience. Be expansive and magnanimous as you dig deeper. For best results, align yourself with poet Richard Siken’s definition: “The truth is complicated. It’s two-toned, multi-vocal, bittersweet.”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The posh magazine Tatler came up with a list of fashionable new names for parents who want to ensure their babies get a swanky start in life. Since you Aquarians are in a phase when you can generate good fortune by rebranding yourself or remaking your image, I figure you might be interested in using one of these monikers as a nickname or alias. At the very least, hearing them could whet your imagination to come up with your own ideas. Here are Tatler’s chic avant-garde names for girls: Czar-Czar; Debonaire; Estonia; Figgy; Gethsemane; Power; Queenie. Here are some boys’ names: Barclay; Euripides; Gustav; Innsbruck; Ra; Uxorious; Wigbert; Zebedee.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Now that you have finally paid off one of your debts to the past, you can start window-shopping for the future’s best offers. The coming days will be a transition time as you vacate the power spot you’ve outgrown and ramble out to reconnoiter potential new power spots. So bid your crisp farewells to waning traditions, lost causes, ghostly temptations, and the deadweight of people’s expectations. Then start preparing a vigorous first impression to present to promising allies out there in the frontier. ∆

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