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MARCH 19 - MARCH 26, 2020 • VOL. 34, NO. 35 • W W W.NEW TIMESSLO.COM • SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNT Y’S NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Grocery stores were the first to feel the heat from the COVID-19 pandemic, now other sectors struggle to deal with the fallout [4] BY NEW TIMES STAFF


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March 19 - March 26, 2020 VOLUME 34, NUMBER 35

Editor’s note

This week cover Teaching environmental literacy ....10

news Schools close, offer free meals...... 8 Cal Poly plans for growth ............... 9

opinion Stick together; we’ll get through this .............................14

arts STAGE: SLO Rep postpones Every Brilliant Thing .................................31 STAGE: Wine Country Theatre on hold ........................................ 32

flavor SPIRITS: A new distillery ............... 37

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s the COVID-19 pandemic makes its way into California communities, business as usual is on hold. It’s a weird feeling, but that doesn’t mean coronavirus is all that’s happening. It just feels the most pressing. As we try to move through the coming weeks together, New Times will still bring you stories that focus from above, a big picture, bird’s-eye view of San Luis Obispo County. That’s why we decided to RUSH TO STOCK UP move forward with our scheduled cover story SLO County this week. Staff Writer Karen Garcia spoke residents flooded with the Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School, grocery stores starting the which hosts K-12 students from across SLO week of March County and Northern Santa Barbara County 9, emptying and beyond with the goal of educating them store shelves as the coronavirus about the connection between human beings started to spread and nature. Although schools are temporarily through California closed for the foreseeable future, this program communities. will be back and ready for action, just like all of us [10]. This week, you can also read about public safety agencies that are taking precautions while trying to serve and protect [4] ; how local school districts are coping with closure and serving those who need it [8] ; what Cal Poly’s Master Plan 2035 means for the city of SLO [9] ; a SLO Rep show that is postponed [31] ; and a new distillery you now have to wait to try [37].

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Viewer Discretion ........ 7 Strokes .......................12

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art Artifacts ......................31

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Split Screen................ 34 Reviews ..................... 34

This Modern World .....14

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ust as local law enforcement and fire agencies are working to limit the spread of coronavirus among public safety personnel, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is facing a potential outbreak. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office announced on March 17 that 13 employees are in quarantine at their homes because of a Main Jail control room worker who recently tested positive for COVID-19. A civilian employee of the Sheriff’s Office, who lives in SLO County and recently returned from a trip to Europe, tested positive for coronavirus after becoming sick at work and seeking medical attention. That employee is now in isolation at home, according to the Sheriff’s Office, along with several other at-risk colleagues who work in the Santa Barbara County Main Jail: four sworn Santa Barbara County custody deputies, a general services employee, two healthcare workers, and five other civilian Sheriff’s Office personnel. The at-risk employees were evaluated by medical staff but weren’t showing any coronavirus-related symptoms.

COVID-19 disrupts the lives of the older community On March 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom called for all senior citizens, 65 and older, and residents with chronic conditions to stay home in an effort to protect vulnerable populations from the coronavirus. According to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data, about 20 percent of the population in San Luis Obispo County is 65 and older.

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Two Santa Barbara County Jail inmates and a bailiff are also being evaluated by medical staff after coming into contact with another SLO County resident who recently tested positive for coronavirus, an attorney who worked in a Santa Maria courtroom on March 12. The bailiff is also in isolation. Raquel Zick, public information officer for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, said she isn’t sure when the impacted employees would be able to return to work or who’s able to work from home. But employees were sent home, she said, if they were deemed to have even a minor chance of coming down with COVID-19. “So it’s kind of a time of measured caution,” Zick told New Times, “and that’s what we’re taking.” Though the quarantined employees are just a small percentage of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office’s 676 total employees, this is the exact type of situation public safety agencies throughout the Central Coast are

hoping to avoid. In San Luis Obispo County, a number of police and fire departments are working to limit inperson contacts with the public wherever possible. For the SLO Police Department, that means taking a lot more reports over the phone, via email, and online, according to Capt. Jeff Smith. In the instance of something like a cold theft, shoplifting, vandalism, stolen vehicles, or even an assault without an identified suspect, Smith said the SLO Police Department is encouraging the public to phone in the necessary information or provide it online. If evidence collection, interviews, or photos are necessary, Smith said officers will still go to the scene of the crime while keeping social distancing in mind. SLO police officers all have protective gear—gloves, masks, suits—that can be used to limit exposure, access to the police department building itself is limited, and any employees who can work from home are already doing so. The SLO Police Department is still operating

Kris Kington-Barker executive director of Hospice SLO County, said with the rule in place, the nonprofit is taking measures to protect its clients and volunteers. “Right now I think one of the things that is really difficult is we’ve had to be very protective of our volunteers because a lot of them are in the vulnerable population as well,” Kington-Barker told New Times. “A lot of volunteers who give time to agencies like ours, Wilshire, or any place NEWS continued page 7

at full capacity and doing business as usual, but Smith said officers often take calls together and work closely as a team. If one officer were to contract COVID-19, there are concerns that it could spread quickly through the force and diminish the department’s abilities. “We don’t want to expose a large number of our force,” Smith told New Times. “If this continues to grow we’ll look at additional measures. But our primary concern is that we have officers and firefighters to respond to calls for service.” The same goes for the Paso Robles Police Department, which announced on March 15 plans to reduce “non-essential in-person contact” by handling non-emergency calls over the phone or through its online reporting system. In Grover Beach, the police department building is closed entirely to public access. Grover Beach Police Chief John Peters said anyone hoping to file a report or speak with an officer can do so over the phone or via email. The police department also has a public phone outside the front doorway of its lobby, which Peters said residents can use to file reports or get copies of reports or vehicle release forms. And considering the financial impacts of this public health emergency, Peters said Grover Beach police are waiving “all reasonable fees” associated with copies for now. Grover Beach doesn’t currently have an online police reporting system, but Peters said such a program is in the works. It’s unclear, however, when that will be up and running. Similar to San Luis Obispo, Peters said the Grover Beach Police Department is still operating at full force, but with some minor tweaks to keep both officers and the public safe from this virus. “We don’t want to impose an illness on someone,” Peters told New Times. “And we don’t want to contract an illness.” ∆ —Kasey Bubnash

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tend to be people who are over 60.” Hospice SLO County is currently transitioning its services to be virtual and by telephone. The nonprofit has 31 support groups that will be online; counseling services will move to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) qualified telemedicine; 88 clients on in-home services will still be seen. Kington-Barker said their volunteers who are assigned to call clients are checking on them daily to see if they need groceries or medicine and to ask how they’re doing. “We’re trying to do everything we can to think of creative ways to not lose them and not lose touch with them because for some clients these [volunteers] are their only contact,” she said. Jen Kaplan, Wilshire Community Services’ administrative services coordinator, said the organization has a program already in place for seniors who are isolated or homebound due to a disability. Through the Adopt-aGrandparent program, volunteers meet the essential needs of SLO County residents such as transportation, grocery shopping assistance, counseling, and friendly visits. Kaplan said the most requested service through the program is transportation to medical appointments or the grocery store. “We serve about 500 clients a year and our volunteers make about 1,500 trips a year,” she said. In order to protect their volunteers and clients, Kaplan said, clients will still be taken to their medical appointments (per the guidance of the doctor) but other errands will be done without the client in the car. Similar to Hospice SLO County, many of the volunteers who lent their time to Wilshire are 65 and older. “We’ve had over 50 new volunteers reach out to us that want to provide assistance to seniors,” she said. Typically, a new volunteer would have to go through a two-hour training and get a flu shot, and there is a reference check, a background check, and a drug test that’s administered. But Kaplan said in order to assist their clients in this time, Wilshire is expediting the process with a brief online training, an application, background check, and volunteer agreement. Community members are also finding ways to help the vulnerable population. Cal Poly professor Leah Wood was inspired to create the Facebook page and website HelpSLO—a platform to connect community members with those seeking assistance–after seeing a couple of posts on Twitter. She was following coronavirus updates in New York and started to see people tweeting about wanting to help their community members. “I was in a dark place last week feeling worried and uncertain about what to do. And then I woke up Saturday [March 14] and thought, ‘Oh I know what we can do, we can be helpers,’” Wood said. HelpSLO is a Facebook group where people can create a post detailing their needs for assistance, and once it gets fulfilled, Wood said she, a moderator, or the creator of the post will delete it. “All acts of service should be at an agreed-upon drop-off location without person-to-person contact,” she said. “If someone did see or respond to a request for a service that would necessitate

contact with another person, they should notify me so I can put them in touch with an agency that is equipped to facilitate this kind of service.” The focus of the group is to donate time. It’s not for posting coronavirus updates, promoting fundraisers or for-profit businesses, or asking for monetary donations. For individuals who don’t have access to the internet or social media, the HelpSLO website has a PDF document volunteers can print out and hand out to their neighbors. The document contains information about the HelpSLO website, email, social media contact, and a place for the volunteer to write their name and phone number. Since HelpSLO’s creation, other groups have formed that are tailored to specific communities such as HelpTempleton, HelpFiveCities, or HelpAtascadero. Similarly, Giovanni DeGarimor, owner of Giovanni’s Fish Market and Galley in Morro Bay, created the Adopt-a-Neighbor SLO County Facebook group. Members of the group can post coronavirus updates, special services that schools, businesses, and organizations are providing, and calls for help. “I’ve grown up here my whole life, and I know that there’s a ton of people who have really big hearts. I think it’s in our nature to want to help one another,” DeGarimore said. —Karen Garcia

SLO Public Health ‘implores’ medical community to embrace COVID-19 testing

San Luis Obispo County Public Health Officer Penny Borenstein didn’t mince words about the urgent need to ramp up local testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In two separate public addresses on March 17, first in front of the SLO County Board of Supervisors and again at an afternoon press briefing, Borenstein urged the entire medical community to “step up” to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has now hit the Central Coast. “Widespread availability of testing is one of the very important ways to manage this,” Borenstein said. “Our physicians cannot wash their hands of their obligation to take care of their patients. … Step up and do all that is necessary.” As of March 17, SLO County Public Health had tested 198 patients for COVID-19 and as of March 18, reported seven cases. Santa Barbara County and Monterey County each had two confirmed cases. Those numbers are expected to dramatically increase as the disease spreads and testing ramps up. Since the outbreak, the SLO County Public Health lab has taken on the majority of local testing, and has also accommodated patients in Santa Barbara County. Its lab is one of 14 public health labs in California running tests, Borenstein said. But between the lab’s limited capacity (it can run just 50 tests per day) and lags at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in delivering adequate test materials, Borenstein said outpatient doctors and clinics have to do more to facilitate COVID-19 tests. “Many provider offices have been saying, ‘We are not taking care of patients who may have this disease,’ and I find that to be unacceptable,” Borenstein said. “We are asking them to be part of the solution here.”

According to Borenstein, medical providers have cited fears about their office being exposed to the virus (or fears of having possibly contracted the virus unknowingly) as reasons for turning away COVID-19 patients. Borestein emphasized that nurses and physicians have the means to provide care while also taking the necessary precautions with protective gear. As the outbreak worsens and the county’s lab capacity reaches its limit (it’s now only testing critically ill hospital patients), the role of private labs is critical. Though none are located in SLO County, private lab sites, run by companies like Quest and LabCorp or academic medical centers, can conduct thousands of tests per day. This private testing “pipeline” has opened up, Borenstein said, and now, the “availability of labs should not be an issue in our community at this time.” “We, like every other community, have not been able to open the floodgates to testing. We never will be able to in a public health laboratory because the mechanisms for performing the testing are quite different than commercial laboratories that can do thousands of tests per day,” Borenstein explained. Borenstein said that there are private labs conducting COVID-19 tests in Los Angeles and beyond. In SLO County’s second confirmed case, that individual received his or her test results from a lab in Texas. As state and local governments continue to issue various orders to enforce social distancing, the goal is to slow the rate of COVID-19 spread as to not overwhelm the health care system. If the number of critical cases spikes too much too quickly, the surge will “push us to the brink,” Borenstein said. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19—fever, cough, shortness of breath—contact your health care provider immediately. For local COVID-19 updates, visit readyslo.org or call (805)-543-2444. —Peter Johnson

County to finish Oceano drainage project

For Oceano residents, the recent rains once again mean days of wading through flooded roads, yards, and basements. But a soon-to-start paving project along Highway 1 is expected to help. The San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Works announced on March 17 plans to begin paving a number of streets near the intersection of Highway 1 and 13th Street in Oceano, where roads are routinely closed due to flooding after even moderate rainfall. It’s all part of the Oceano Drainage Improvement Project, which has been in the works for years, according to Public Works Project Manager Genaro Diaz. New storm drain inlets and pipes were already installed near the intersection of Highway 1 and 13th Street, and Diaz said fresh pavement is the finishing touch. “This will minimize the number of flooding events in the Highway 1 and 13th Street intersection,” Diaz told New Times, “as well as reduce flooding potential to residents in the Meadow Creek Lagoon area.” Starting March 19, pavement will be laid on portions of several roads, including Highway 1, Front Street, Paso Robles Street, and 13th and 15th streets. The

pavement will be laid with crown in the center of the roads, so that storm water on the east side of Highway 1 is pushed toward the new storm drains. There will be some road closures and traffic control measures throughout the paving process, but Diaz said county staff expect the Oceano Drainage Improvement Project to be completed in full by the end of April. That, of course, depends on the weather and the COVID-19 pandemic. As of now, Diaz said county construction work hasn’t been impacted by coronavirus. But that could change. The $4 million construction project is being funded by several local, state, and federal programs and grants, including the Oceano Community Service District Fund and a U.S. Department of Agricultural loan. Oceano has long suffered flooding issues and while the county has been trying to improve the situation for years, the project involves a number of agencies and funding sources. But Diaz said it’s moving along nicely now. “This Oceano Drainage Project is on schedule, under budget, and it’s a very complicated project due to all of the agencies involved,” he said. —Kasey Bubnash

Cambria wants its skatepark back

The recent removal of the Cambria skatepark on Main Street is causing some residents to ask for its return. Buddy Campo, 34, told New Times that he’s been a resident of Cambria his whole life and remembers the park being in constant use. “They recently tore it down, in the last six months, and like everybody that I talk to, we all thought it was going to be rebuilt,” Campo said. He said there aren’t a lot of recreation options for the younger community in Cambria and to see the skatepark go is disappointing. In an effort to show the Cambria Community Services District that the community still wants a skatepark, Campo created a petition on change.org that had 816 signatures as of press time. District board member Amanda Rice said the board discussed the skatepark and its need for repairs—the ramps needed maintenance, new cement, and other repairs—about a year ago. “We’ve been calling as a board, and the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Commisssion has been trying to raise some interest, for at least a year, in somebody either taking over the maintenance or willing to partner with the district because we don’t have the money,” Rice said. The skatepark was in a central location downtown she said, so when it was being torn down because it became a hazard, the community finally noticed. The board discussed moving the skatepark to East Ranch near the dog park but there just weren’t “any takers,” she said. “Apparently we failed in our outreach, and we tried, but there’s only so much you can do,” Rice said. For now, the district board directed the community members at the March 12 district meeting to work with the PROS Commission on how to move forward with the issue at hand. Rice said there isn’t a timeline yet for raising funds, getting the rebuild project going, or relocating the park. ∆ —Karen Garcia

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Local schools work to provide meals and classes amid coronavirus closures

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he afternoon of March 13 was an ominous one, as one after another, public schools and colleges across San Luis Obispo County announced plans to close down for weeks to come. Classrooms will be shuttered for at least the last two weeks of March and some until mid-April, a countywide effort to prevent a coronavirus outbreak locally. The closures will have drastic impacts on students and families throughout the county, especially those who earn low wages, can’t work from home, or have young children. That’s partly why the countywide school closure is a prevention strategy the SLO County Public Health Department didn’t recommend. Just hours before the SLO County Office of Education announced its endorsement of the temporary school closures on March 13, Public Health Director Penny Borenstein said at an 11:15 a.m. press conference that such stringent action wouldn’t yet be necessary in SLO County. “The reason for being very judicious and cautious about canceling school is obvious to most,” Borenstein said at the briefing, where the Public Health Department declared a local health emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic. “That is a huge societal disruption. And this epidemic, this pandemic, is sparing children so far.” Despite some pushback from audience members and online commenters, who shared concerns about children carrying COVID-19 and spreading it to at-risk populations, Borenstein stood by her recommendation. “It is not without repercussions to shut down society as we know it,” she told the audience. Now with local schools closed, providing students with meals, access to online and special needs curriculum, and ensuring funding are the most pressing priorities for local educators. SLO resident Berry Worden has a freshman at SLO High School and a fifth grader at Hawthorne Elementary School. Worden, who works remotely regularly, said the closure won’t be too challenging for his family, but as president of Hawthorne’s PTA, he’s aware that his situation is unique. “I imagine my inbox is going to be stacking up here pretty quick,” Worden told New Times on March 13. Most other parents he knows, including his wife, work jobs that simply can’t be done at home. If those parents have young children who can’t be left alone, he said that’s a big problem. And a lot of local families rely on the free and reduced meals provided by schools. Still, Worden said he’s confident that the closure is what’s best for the health of the community. “Is it inconvenient? Yes,” Worden said. “Let’s work together and we’ll be able to get through this.” Albeit, he said, with “some bumps and bruises.”

Local schools are doing their best to lessen the blow. A little more than 13,150 of SLO County’s K-12 students were eligible for free and reduced school meals during the 2018-19 school year, according to data compiled by the California Department of Education. Most local school districts have set up meal pickup programs that will be available throughout the coronavirus closures. In the San Luis Coastal Unified School District, which will be closed until April 15, all kids ages 0 to 18 will be able to pick up two free meals at 10 different sites from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every weekday. A child must be present to get a meal, but sign-in information won’t be required. Other SLO County school districts are providing similar grab-andgo programs. Administrators and faculty throughout the county are also working to develop online courses to keep students sharp throughout the unexpected break. But that could be a difficulty for students without computers or Internet access. In the San Luis Coastal district, parents in need can apply to receive a districtprovided mobile device and Internet hotspot for free. School districts are providing all these services through their usual budgets, according to Sheldon Smith, assistant superintendent of business services for the SLO County Office of Education. “I don’t anticipate any extra expense,” Smith told New Times. “I do anticipate shifted expenses.” In the weeks leading up to the local school closures, there were some worries that schools might lose state funding if they shut down because of the coronavirus. Schools receive funding in part based on average daily attendance and instructional minutes. If a school doesn’t meet its minimum number of instructional minutes or its average daily attendance declines, it could lose significant funding. In the event of an unplanned decline in attendance that’s out of a school’s control—typically something like a snowstorm—schools can apply for a J-13A waiver, which, if approved by the California Department of Education, allows schools to get funding as usual for those low attendance or instructional days. It’s unclear whether schools will have to use J-13A for the coronavirus closures, but Smith said an executive order issued by Gov. Gavin Newsom on March 13 ensures that California schools will receive their usual funding throughout the coronavirus-related closures. “At this point, it reinforces the flexibility of school districts to close without having the fiscal aspects make their decisions for them,” he said. ∆ Staff Writer Kasey Bubnash can be reached at kbubnash@newtimesslo.com.


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Town-gown 2035 Housing, water, and transit are SLO’s top concerns as Cal Poly looks to grow Editor’s note: While the Cal Poly campus is closed now through spring quarter due to measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, the university’s plans for the future of its programs and expansion are still in the works.

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al Poly’s 2035 Master Plan, which after years of fine-tuning is slated for final California State University (CSU) approval this May, envisions a campus expansion of about 4,000 students, 800 new employees, and 1.3 million square feet of development. Cal Poly student enrollment, which is currently at 21,242, would gradually rise to 25,000. Its faculty and staff workforce would increase from 3,148 to 3,934. Its campus would host new student dorms, a workforce housing complex, and a retirement community. Facilities would include a new Health and Well-Being Center, rec centers, and the growth of the Cal Poly Technology Park and the Beef Cattle Evaluation Center. “Cal Poly’s academic programs are in high demand and are poised to be in even more demand over the next 20 years,” President Jeff Armstrong said in an

introductory letter to the draft plan. While the university hopes to finalize an environmental impact report (EIR) for the plan and get CSU board of trustees’ approval in the coming months, San Luis Obispo expressed concern about its impacts. In comments submitted to the university on the draft EIR, city officials outlined a variety of issues regarding Cal Poly’s enrollment increases through 2035, which could stress the city’s housing market, water supply, and transit services. “The city staff’s concern,” SLO officials wrote in a staff report for its scheduled March 17 City Council meeting, “is that there is nothing in the Master Plan that links increased enrollment to the provision of housing on campus for students or faculty. … More, housing production alone does not address other potential impacts in the city of on-campus population growth.” Under the Master Plan, Cal Poly promises to eventually house 100 percent of its first-year and second-year students and 40 percent of its upper-division students on campus, but enrollment numbers will start growing before that

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per year under the Master Plan, Cal Poly intends to house a larger share of its campus community. Lazier pointed out that in this current academic year, approximately 658 fewer students live off-campus than did 20 years ago, because Cal Poly now provides housing for 37 percent of its student body versus 17 percent in 2000. Under the 2035 Master Plan, that percentage is expected to surge to more than 60 percent. “As it has done over the last two decades, Cal Poly plans to house all of its enrollment growth, as well as significantly reduce the number of students living off campus,” Lazier said. Cal Poly plans to construct a new wastewater facility in the next decade, designed to handle the population increase and also provide non-potable water for irrigation. SLO has asserted that if Cal Poly’s sewer construction schedule goes awry, it may need to lean on SLO’s wastewater treatment plant for those services. A larger campus population will also have a substantial impact on citywide transportation, from public transit services, to vehicle traffic, to bike lanes. In a memorandum of understanding approved by the SLO City Council on March 17, SLO and Cal Poly agreed to work in good faith to resolve outstanding sticking points prior to the Master Plan’s anticipated final approval in May. ∆ Assistant Editor Peter Johnson can be reached at pjohnson@newtimesslo.com.

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Learning through nature Students get educated about their role in the surrounding environment BY KAREN GARCIA & PHOTOS BY JAYSON MELLOM

CONNECTION Naturalists who teach students at outdoor education programs engage students in nature and assist them in understanding their role in the environment.

Editor’s note: Schools and school programs throughout the state— including the Central Coast’s environmental education programs— are closed as of March 13 in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. But the values behind these programs remain an asset for local teachers, schools, and children to look forward to once the programs resume. As of press time, the duration of the closures was unknown.

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necklace hangs on the wall behind Environmental Education Director Celeste Royer’s chair in the SLO County Office of Education. The program director of Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School’s necklace has a wood pendant with colorful beads on either side of the string. “Blue sky” is written on the pendant. It’s Royer’s nature name. Students who attend Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School and the naturalists—educators of the environment—all have a nature name. Children come from multiple counties, including Northern Santa Barbara County, to Rancho El Chorro for a handson learning experience that focuses on science and ecology in a natural setting. “There’s no textbooks. Everything is do and think like a scientist, be a scientist,” Royer said. The school offers three programs for children to attend. Students can stay for three to five days in a residential program. A class can attend Nature Detectives from 9:30 a.m. to noon for a program tailored to the classroom curriculum. And a traveling naturalist visits and teaches in their classrooms. Rancho El Chorro also offers the Summer Outdoors Adventures for Kids (SOAK) camp.

“We’re among many programs in California that really focus on building environmental literacy in students,” she said. “We’re able to get them out into the natural world, get them physically active and help them feel safe in an environment that might be foreign to them.” It’s also an opportunity, Royer said, for the students to really understand how much nature plays a role in their everyday lives. The Nature Detectives offerings include programs called Under the Sea and The World Around Me for kindergarten-aged children. In Under the Sea, students learn what ocean animals need to live and grow. They get to touch live marine invertebrates at the onsite Blake Marine Science Center

and study ocean food chains and what marine animals eat. With The World Around Me, students learn what natural resources humans need to live and grow. They study the movement of water, how animals are grouped by their characteristics, and how humans and animals use their senses. A large watershed model on the school grounds enables students to observe the flow of water, after which they learn about water movement in their own neighborhoods or communities. Royer said the science programs always have a human component or conversation. That includes understanding how humans benefit from the natural world, what people get from the ocean, and what mankind’s

role is in preserving and protecting the environment. “What we teach a lot about is the intersection between the natural systems, which is all science and ecology. Then, you have human social systems and how those intersect,” she said. One of the goals of the school, Royer said, is having the students understand that they can make a difference, “You will take care of things that you understand and that you’ve made a connection to,” she said. If you feel any kind of connection to the natural world, she said, you will most likely take care of it. Every student who visits Rancho El Chorro is viewed as a future environmental steward, and in order to prepare them, the school focuses on environmental literacy.

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ENGAGED Rancho El Chorro students get two things upon attending the program: a necklace with their nature name and a journal.

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Royer said there is a huge push in California and across the nation to build environmental literacy. She was part of California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s statewide Environmental Literacy Task Force that created “A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy: Educating Every Student In, About, and For the Environment.” The task force included K-12 classroom teachers; school and district administrators; informal science educators; science, environmental, and outdoor educators; higher education faculty; and leaders from government agencies and nonprofit organizations. The blueprint is a document that outlines recommendations on how classrooms and schools can integrate environmental literacy into mainstream classroom instruction.


Environmental literacy can be embedded into normal instruction for history-social science standards and as part of the California Common Core Standards—what students should know and be able to do in each subject as adopted by the state—and California Next Generation Science Standards. Aside from implementing environmental literacy into classroom curriculum, the blueprint suggests creating learning experiences for students in nature, whether that’s on school grounds, in the local community, in residential outdoor science programs, museums, aquariums, or science centers. To ensure that schools are incorporating environmental literacy into the classroom, there are six guiding principles that must be followed: equity of access, sustainability and scalability of systems, collaborative solutions, commitment to quality, cultural relevance and competence, and a variety of learning experiences. Former California Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order to reduce greenhouse gases to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 was one of the impetuses to create the blueprint. Developing and implementing solutions to these challenges requires an environmentally literate population that has the skills to understand, analyze, think critically about, and address future environmental issues, the blueprint states. When Brown announced the executive order, he stated, “California sets a very high bar for itself and other states and nations, but it’s one that must be reached—for generations and generations to come.” The document suggests the state’s K-12 students are the future leaders “who will help reach this high bar.”

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Camp Ocean Pines sits within a Monterey pine forest in Cambria with a view of the ocean. The camp’s mission is to foster enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world through creative activities in a residential camp setting. Camp Executive Director Andrew Boyd-Goodrich and Outdoor Education Director Bill Thornton showed New Times around the camp’s Nature Center where snakes, reptiles, starfish, and crabs live in tanks

OUT IN NATURE Originally from Colorado, Norma Elliot moved to San Luis Obispo to be a naturalist for Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School.

A barn owl and falcon—both have been rehabilitated—live outside the center in large cages. Thornton said the owl was hit by a car, rehabilitated, and brought here. The falcon was a working bird until it experienced an ear infection that spread to her eye. “They’re both semiretired living out their life here at camp. So we use them to educate students on raptors and their importance to the ecosystem,” Thornton said. Having the animals on-site aligns with the camp’s mission of engaging students in the natural world, but Boyd-Goodrich said the camp makes the animals accessible in a responsible way. “We wouldn’t want to put a [wild] great-horned owl or a peregrine falcon in a LOCAL EFFORTS Celeste Royer is the director of Environmental Education for the SLO County Office of cage, even if we wanted Education and has been the program director for Rancho El Chorro for 31 years. kids to experience it. But her were starting to realize that the next outdoor area for children to enjoy. It because they’re being rehabilitated, we generation of children are going to be got her thinking about ways she could could do that,” he said. help kids get immersed in nature. dealing with all of the environmental issues From the camp’s perspective, BoydWhen she returned to the university, of climate change and change of the planet. Goodrich said, maintaining that Elliot promptly switched her major to “So they really need an educational responsibility toward nature and environmental studies—she currently background to help face their problems,” the animals that inhabit it is a key has a degree in environmental studies she said. “I think the biggest thing for component to environmental literacy. and natural resources. me is, with environmental literacy, is you “It’s not just understanding of the Her experience spans a stint in an have to really love something before you scientific principles and ecological environmental education internship want to take care of it.” principles, but how do you apply that in class and as a seasonal naturalist at That’s the core of Elliot’s job, she terms of lifestyle choices, whether that’s a few state parks conducting hikes explained. With her position, she can voting patterns, civic engagement, or and presentations. Four years ago, she help the children who attend Rancho whether that’s how you think about the role applied for a naturalist position with El Chorro foster connections with the of nature in your life, and so forth,” he said. Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School and natural world and get them to fall in love When Thorton is creating programs has been with the program ever since. for incoming classes, he said, Camp with nature. m She still can’t believe it’s her job. Ocean Pines and the naturalists who In her four years with the program, teach the students think about trying to Staff Writer Karen Garcia can be reached Elliot said she’s felt there is an urgency build a foundation so that the students at kgarcia@newtimesslo.com. for environmental can apply what they learned at camp at literacy in the their school and beyond. classroom. She noticed If students learn about ecosystems and the change when habitats that are interconnected, he said, Senate Bill 720 was then students learn what role they can passed in 2018. play in that system. The bill states “I say ‘can play’ because we want environmental students when they come here to realize principles and you have a right to be out in nature, you concepts have been have access, you play a huge part, and “approved by specified you have influence,” he said. “So what do authorities and have you want to do with that and what does that look like?” been embedded in Thornton said, he feels that the specified curriculum program helps students tie things frameworks adopted together in the classroom and also by the State Board build a foundation for who the students of Education.” It also want to be “as far as it means being an supported the state impactful person in the environment.” superintendent of public instruction to use resources at Children in nature their disposal to Norma Elliot was attending the provide leadership in University of Colorado, Boulder, furthering the goals of and majoring in psychology. Her environmental literacy. educational path changed after a “It’s important to study-abroad trip to China. feel supported by the “I saw that the students there didn’t state government, and really have the same kind of access to it really makes me outdoor experiences that I did when I feel like the general was a kid. We lived on a quarter-acre, public is starting to and I was just outside every day playing see the importance in the woods, climbing rocks, climbing of environmental trees, and going through the grass,” literacy,” she said. Elliot said. Senate Bill 720 During her stay in China, she saw EXPLORING Naturalists guide students through the Rancho signified to Elliot that that there were national parks but El Chorro property to learn about nature in their backyard. the people around there wasn’t a program or a designated www.newtimesslo.com • March 19 - March 26, 2020 • New Times • 11


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Strokes&Plugs

BY KAREN GARCIA

Stroke treatment

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n Nov. 14, 2019, Ingeborg Pendley, 90, was getting ready to go to Michaels with her two daughters, Linda Persons and Jodi Pendley, to buy yarn when Persons realized something was off with her mother. “All of a sudden [Persons] said, ‘Mom look at me.’ My cheek, I guess, was all red and droopy, so they rushed me to the hospital, I was put in an ambulance, and we went off to Sierra Vista,” Ingeborg said. “That’s all that I remember.” Persons said she and her sister realized their mother was having symptoms of a stroke around 1:30 p.m. and rushed her to Twin Cities hospital where she was diagnosed with experiencing an ischemic stroke—a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel from carrying blood to the brain. From Twin Cities, she was transported via ambulance to Sierra Vista within two hours for treatment. “Everything went so smoothly. They were expecting her at Sierra Vista, and the neurology team that performs the thrombectomy was there waiting for us,” Persons said. Tenet Health Central Coast’s Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center has been performing mechanical thrombectomy—a minimally invasive procedure used to remove a blood cot from the brain during a large vessel ischemic stroke—for a little more than two years.

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Sierra Vista was recently awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Stroke Association’s HeartCheck mark for Advanced Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center Certification. Dr. Ashish Gajjar, who is part of the team of doctors who perform the procedure, said Sierra Vista is the only center administering it in the area. Gajjar said the next closest centers are about 100 miles away. He said in order to properly treat a patient, the patient needs to get to the center as soon as there are signs of the stroke. “It starts in the field with the family recognizing this could be a potential stroke,” Gajjar said. Signs to look for are facial droop, arm weakness, speech (difficult or slurred), and time (the fact that it happened very suddenly)—the acronym FAST. The next step is to call 911 so the patient in question can be transferred to a nearby hospital or Sierra Vista. At the hospital, the doctors will take a CAT scan and X-rays of the heart and blood vessels. From the scans, Dr. Kiron Thomas, another member of the Sierra Vista team, can identify whether the patient needs the thrombectomy procedure. “Stroke is something that progressively evolves with time, and we’re talking about minutes and hours, not days or months. So in the first few minutes of

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compromised blood flow, the brain tissue starts getting symptomatic because it’s not getting enough oxygen,” Thomas said. “And it inevitably leads to injury to the brain.” Persons and Jodi said they are thankful for the center and its quick efforts to help LOCAL TREATMENT Doctors Kiron Thomas (left) and Ashish Gajjar (right) are part of the team at the Sierra Vista Regional Medical their mother. Center team that has earned a gold seal of approval for its advanced Ingeborg Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center. told New Times she’s opened its Disaster Support Fund to not entirely happy that she’s had to provide urgent assistance to organizations relearn speech and movement in her working in impacted communities. The right hand, but she’s appreciative of her grant provides flexible resources to daughters and the hospital that cared organizations during a natural disaster. for her. Donations can be made at 550 Dana St., SLO; online at cfsloco.org; or by phone at Fast fact (805) 543-2323. ∆ • In response to the World Health Organization declaring the spread of the Staff Writer Karen Garcia wrote this novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a Global week’s strokes and plugs. Send tidbits to Health Emergency, The Community strokes@newtimesslo.com. Foundation San Luis Obispo County

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he world feels like a weird place to be right now. Quiet and full of anxiety. Questions about the future hang in the air, unanswered, as we wonder what the next couple of months hold in store for our communities, state, and nation. Maybe there’s a little solace in knowing that we are facing the COVID-19 pandemic together, no matter what happens. I honestly don’t know. I do know, though, that like so many, New Times is trying to figure out what needs to happen so we can make it to the other side of this. You aren’t facing this alone and neither am I. I went to the grocery store yesterday evening to try to find some meat, because the stores were out of almost everything over the weekend, and I have this sudden urge to ensure that I have food in my freezer. The checker was exhausted, and all I could think about was how many people he’d been exposed to in the past week as residents flooded area stores to stock up on what they could before they were forced to hunker down. This man who asked me whether I wanted a receipt with my purchase had put some grueling hours in over the last few days with more ahead. And I appreciate him. Because without him, I wouldn’t have food in my pantry right now. On the way home, I drove by the National Guard Armory in Atascadero. It was deserted. Beige trucks parked in neat little rows, fenced in, and waiting for an emergency. I wondered if that time

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was coming. If these trucks would be in motion soon to protect us from ourselves. And oddly enough, I smiled to myself, thinking that these times we are about to witness are unlike any we’ve experienced in our lives. We are about to live through something we’ve never known, a test of human nature and the strength of society. It’s not the first time mankind has been tested like this, and it certainly won’t be the last. Maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but it’s hard not to feel a little bit on edge with so many questions without answers battering my brain. As of press time, San Luis Obispo County’s Public Health Department had confirmed seven cases of coronavirus in the county. The number will likely grow, along with the restraints placed on us by local, state, and federal governments eager to stem the pandemic and prevent it from overwhelming our health care system. It seems strange to say this when the future looks so uncertain, but I believe we will get through this, together, knowing that short-term economic losses and discomfort are better than the alternative. Taking it day by day as we wait for news of what comes next can be difficult for a society that thrives on certainty. Updates constantly stream into my email inbox from city, county, and state agencies; businesses; entertainment venues; people in need; those offering aid to others; and sources of misinformation.

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News alerts are by the minute. It’s hard to keep up with, as well as take the time to parse through to determine what’s real and what isn’t. For now, Gov. Gavin Newsom has recommended suspension of group gatherings and the closure of bars, night clubs, and large events. SLO County issued a shelter-in-place order. Restaurants are take-out only. Because of this, New Times is taking a revenue hit, similar to other area businesses. With a chunk of our income coming from events-related advertising and more than a few pages dedicated to promoting arts and entertainment in the area, we will be reducing the size of that section of our paper. The New Times office is currently closed to the public, but we are still working, and you can reach us via email or by phone. The situation is fluid and evolving, but we will do our best to share what we know with you in the way that we’ve always done it. With a thoughtful, bigpicture view of the situation and an eye for what’s important—knowing there is more happening than virus spread. We aren’t a breaking-news kind of a paper, and we have a tendency to look for things that aren’t being covered by other local news outlets. But you already knew that, and hopefully you know to expect that in the coming weeks. I think we can all agree that everyone will be affected by the COVD-19 pandemic, whether directly through infection, hospitalization, or self-

monitored quarantine and/or indirectly through business and school closures, travel restrictions, and the economic hit that will accompany them. The measure of a community’s strength comes after we’ve weathered the storm of uncertainty and all that it brings. How we come together, lean on one another, support our neighbors, and deal with adversity—even through the obstacle of social distancing—will be the yardstick with which this crisis is measured. We want to help this happen in any way that we can. With adversity comes innovation, and we are already seeing it happen. Restaurants are moving to curbside pickup, the need for delivery services will surely grow, as will online classes for everything from art to fitness, telemedicine, and who knows what else. Although some sectors of the economy will shrink, new ones will grow. It is a novel situation that some will surely take advantage of while others will lean into it with grit and determination. I’m not sure what the near-term future looks like and how it will change the long-term, but we will certainly find out— eventually. We want you to let us know what you’re concerned about, what you need help with, and what you’re willing to help with. New Times wants to be able to let the community know what’s open, closed, and in the works; what’s out there to help, to connect, and to share. Email slothevirus@newtimesslo.com with information. ∆ Reach Editor Camillia Lanham at clanham@newtimesslo.com.


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Dear mainstream media

I am not sure when the mainstream media walked away from journalism, but please understand you’re killing this world! If what you want to stand for is division using your purchased air time for pushing political agendas, giving yourselves to hyperbole, conjectures, or injecting your own opinions, well then, that is fine—and I’m sure Hollywood will welcome another reality show. Just please stop calling yourselves a “news source.” Having a talk show is great, just please quit calling your rhetoric “truth and news.” Some people hold so close to your agenda as truth and news, that it is causing a negative outcome. So please have the courtesy to start your air time with a phrase like, “This is our opinion. If we include any bits of news, they will be convoluted with our own biases and opinions.” When you misdirect the public, as you do, all you cause is fear, division, and hatred. Partial truths are still lies and are words of hate. The power in your hands can help us come together as a “world” people. Guiding us to move forward rather than backward. For the past four years, it feels like we went back to the 1950s with segregation, hatred, and bias. Collectively, we need to walk away from words that cause fear, misdirection, and anger. We need your influence to help everyone embrace one another, accept one another as we are— on our own journeys through this life. As we all are aware, life is a struggle and we need to stop being so nearsighted. We need to quit pushing our own selfcentered agendas and be more concerned about our brothers and sisters of this world and “blend.” Please take the opportunity with this virus outbreak as an avenue to show the world you’re interested in us the people, rather than your ratings. Kevin Matea Creston

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cannot contain a nuclear disaster. No more Fukushimas! Carole Hisasue Mothers for Peace Los Osos

Oceano reconsiders CSD committee assignments

On Feb. 27, the Oceano Community Services District (OCSD) met to reconsider committee assignments after it had banned, with a highly controversial motion, director Cynthia Replogle from all assignments for this year. However, regardless of much debate and protest from both the public and some directors, and again with a single hurried and confusing motion, the board majority persisted in not distributing the assignments equally among the board members. Furthermore, the board did not reinstate director Replogle in her previous positions of expertise. The majority relegated her to two minor, backwater

assignments while keeping for themselves the important and decisionmaking committees. In addition, the manner in which business was conducted by the majority of the board is disputable. We witnessed unhealthy interactions among directors, such as interrupting and outbursts. Hopefully, the coming election in November 2020, when three directors will be up for re-election, will bring a much-needed change. Lucia Caslinuovo Oceano Beach Community Association Oceano

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No more Fukushimas

On March 11, the ninth anniversary of the start of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe, the Diablo Canyon Decommissioning Engagement Panel held a web-only-participation meeting in order to avoid potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. I applaud the decision to be proactive in the coronavirus pandemic. But we must also address the greater threat to the residents of the Central Coast. The Fukushima disaster teaches us that the unimaginable can happen at a nuclear power plant, and when it does, the havoc it wreaks can be far worse than any disease—and can last for millennia. Nuclear supporters claim that “no one died” in the Fukushima accident, despite many workers having died immediately after the first event and thousands more in the years that followed. But there are many hells that follow a nuclear disaster, displacement, a ruined economy, loss of property, despair. PG&E should shut down the moneylosing nuclear plant now. We no longer need the electricity it produces. Or we can hold our breath for four or five more years, hoping for no unforeseen disaster in our backyard. You can contain a viral outbreak. You

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Rhetoric&Reason

BY AMY HEWES

Treachery

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ne candidate is branded a hermaphrodite, a criminal, and a fool; the other an atheist, a halfbreed, and a coward. Wait. Are we talking about the upcoming presidential election between Trump and presumptive nominee Joe Biden, or possibly recent candidates for supervisor here in San Luis Obispo? No, actually, these character assassinations were made in 1800 during the presidential campaign between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Negative campaigning has been a part of U.S. elections for at least 220 years. That’s depressing because it has a disastrous impact on democracy: Voters are over-influenced by lies and misrepresentations; policy discussions get lost or ignored; and too many citizens, disgusted and confused by the mudslinging, opt out by not voting at all. Although I would never not vote, the political treachery of the March 3 election nearly incurred a gag reflex. The campaign waged against challenger Ellen Beraud by District 5 Supervisor Debbie Arnold and her conservative allies was especially egregious. Arnold mailers made the outrageous suggestion that Beraud belongs cordoned off behind police crime-scene tape for her alleged but utterly untrue support of fraud, human trafficking, and businesses under DOJ investigation. Additionally, using Beraud’s 2007 stance on a proposed veterans monument,

a supposedly independent political action committee (PAC) piled on the mischaracterizations and lies. Beraud, on video record as absolutely supporting a monument honoring veterans, voted against the particular project because the sole design submitted was inadequate. The PAC that poured in $60,000 of negative advertising to oppose Beraud masqueraded as a veterans’ organization, but the list of contributors exposed this grotesque mischaracterization. The money came from the petroleum industry; North County vineyards, including Daou, Ancient Peaks, and Margarita; Mullahey Ford car dealership; and Republicans, including District Attorney Dan Dow and 4th District Supervisor Lynn Compton. Debbie Arnold should be ashamed. Unfortunately, hit pieces often work— Arnold barely won re-election using smear and innuendo. “Voters in our county deserve better,” Beraud’s campaign manager James Sofranko said to me. “The dirty campaign distracted everyone, including the news media, from the important issues, and Arnold was complicit in the dishonesty. “But, like Trump, Arnold was rewarded nonetheless.” If you think the Arnold campaign was dirty, just wait until the presidential campaign kicks in. Trump has already been impeached because of his efforts to dig up dirt on his political opponent.

“We’re going to see a scorched-earth mentality,” Cal Poly political science professor Michael Latner said in an interview with me. “The Trump administration is perhaps the most corrosive we’ve ever seen in its rejection of democratic norms. It has delegitimatized the press, delegitimatized election results, and it has spent $10 million to fight voting rights lawsuits.” We all know Trump relies on personal attacks to whip his base into a frenzy and to turn them out at the polls. “Lock her up” in 2016 referred to Hillary Clinton and in 2019 to Nancy Pelosi. And in 2020, “lock him up” will be the chant targeting Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Meanwhile, U.S. Republican senators continue to use their offices in efforts to make credible long-disproved accusations regarding Hunter Biden’s association with Ukrainian oil company Burisma and to peddle the repeatedly debunked conspiracy theory that it was Ukraine, not Russia, that interfered with the 2016 election. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) leads a Senate investigation of Hunter Biden, while a pro-Trump Super PAC is using the investigation in a recently launched digital ad campaign to question Joe Biden’s credibility. Now that Biden is the presumptive nominee, these public “investigations” will go into overdrive. Once again, Trump became one of only three presidents in our history to be impeached because of his misuse and abuse of office to indict a political opponent. Because of Trump’s singular campaign strategy of character assassination (what

else has he got, especially now that the market and economy has tanked under coronavirus?), Latner predicted that the 2020 campaign will devolve into a question of “who is more corrupt?” “Biden must embrace a democratic reform agenda,” said Latner. “He would do well to embrace and promote HR 1, a sweeping anti-corruption bill already passed by the House—HR 1 would usher in the biggest fundamental reforms since the Voting Rights Act of 1965.” The bill has three main objectives: reform the way we finance campaigns to reduce the influence of special interests, strengthen our ethics laws, and expand voting rights. Of course, Republicans in office oppose this clean-it-up campaign reform package. That’s why it’s sitting in the dead zone, otherwise known as the desk of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. HR 1 is one of more than 400 pieces of legislation passed by the House but refused even a hearing in the Republican-controlled Senate. And some call this leadership? Like Sofranko says, we deserve better. Here in sunny SLO, we too deserve better than the kind of campaign waged by Debbie Arnold, who disseminated scummy, dishonest, but scary mailers that painted her opponent as menacing, alarming, and perhaps criminal. But then, isn’t Arnold just following the lead of Donald Trump? ∆ Amy Hewes is a grassroots activist. Write a response for publication and email it to letters@newtimesslo.com.

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re you on Facebook? You’ve no doubt seen the memes: “Hey libtards, when Trump’s $1,000 check arrives, send it back because he’s not your president” or “Hey rightwingers, when the government’s $1,000 relief check comes, send it back because that’s socialism.” Really, people? We can’t even come together in a crisis? Can’t we tamp down the partisan wackadoodle hatred level just a notch or two? No way, José, because coronavirus was predicted in horror novelist Dean Koontz’s 1981 book The Eyes of Darkness: “They call the stuff ‘Wuhan-400’ because it was developed at their RDNA labs outside of the city of Wuhan, and it was the four-hundredth viable strain of manmade microorganisms created at that research center,” Koontz wrote. His book goes on to explain the virus is “a perfect weapon. It only afflicts human beings.” Sigh. Then there are the conspiracy theories. Creator of the Bio Weapons Act, retired Dr. Francis Boyle, in an interview with Transcend Media Services, believes the disease escaped from the Institute of Virology, which houses China’s only bio-safety level 4 laboratory (BSL-4) in Wuhan, China, and is a bio-weapon. Gulp. Shudder.

Some are calling it the “Boomer Remover” because it seems to target older people in particular who are part of the baby boomer generation. Some claim it was developed by the CIA or sponsored by Bill Gates. Smack my head! My favorite is that the pandemic was predicted on the TV series The Simpsons because purportedly an episode in which both Homer and Principal Skinner were sick featured a broadcaster reading off a piece of paper with the words “corona virus” next to an image of a cat behind him on a TV screen. Turns out it was a doctored image. It originally said “apocalypse meow.” Much funnier. Let’s all collectively take a deep breath, in … and now out … . Many people are understandably afraid, and others are understandably dismissive, but neither those who are freaking out and playing up the pandemic nor those who are mocking those concerned and joking about reactions toward the current situation are helping. Now is the time for reason, for calm, and for kindness. The fact is the vast majority of those who will contract COVID-19 will survive. It’s also a fact that many—too many— will die. If you believe the government initially underreacted to the outbreak, you have a point, but what will your finger-pointing accomplish now? If you

believe the government is overreacting, think of someone you care about who’s most at risk. Is your convenience worth jeopardizing someone’s life through unnecessary exposure? What’s entirely predictable at this point is that more people will get sick, some will die, but the quarantine will work to slow the spread of the disease. What’s also predictable is that a few weeks down the road we’ll all think we have a handle on it, the quarantine will be lifted or people will become complacent, and the disease will resurface, leading to another round of quarantine. Expect this game of whack-amole to repeat itself a few times. What’s equally concerning is the long-lasting damage we can expect this pandemic to have on our economy. When you live in a capitalist consumer culture that must constantly grow to thrive, the coming contraction is going to feel like a boa constrictor around a baby. So many of us live paycheck to paycheck, especially those in the service industry, and when those paychecks don’t come, rents don’t get paid. Hence, landlords can’t pay their mortgages, so banks don’t get paid. It’s been demonstrably proven that trickle-down economics doesn’t work, but we’re about to find out if trickle-up economic deprivation does. Everyone’s going to feel this one. As of

Wednesday, March 18, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell below where it was when Trump was inaugurated. That sucking sound is the value leaving your 401K … if you’re lucky enough to have one. So what to do? For starters, don’t panic. No one needs that much toilet paper, and your unnecessary hoarding is depriving people who are trying to act civilly amid the crisis. Next, if you’re healthy and able, help others who need it. There’s a series of Facebook groups—HelpSLO, HelpPaso, HelpFiveCities, HelpAtascadero, HelpSantaMaria—set up to connect those in need with those who can help. These are amazing gestures, but don’t forget your own neighbors who might be in need. Normally I like to keep government in check, but sometimes—like now—it’s a better idea to give the authorities the benefit of the doubt and follow their directives. They’re trying to mitigate the effects of this pandemic, and while it may be painfully boring to stay at home, do it! You may not be at increased risk, but others may be. If you’re sick or if you have someone at home who’s sick, take extra care. That grocery store clerk who took the money you sneezed on may have an elderly relative at home who doesn’t need their caregiver bringing home even so much as the common cold. The true and coming concern is our beleaguered health care system, which in the coming weeks will surely be overwhelmed. The last place you want to be in an outbreak is a hospital. Stay safe. ∆ The Shredder is sheltering in place. Send ideas and comments to shredder@ newtimesslo.com.

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In conjunction with Murmuration, a new solo exhibition at the Harold J. Miossi Gallery in SLO, the SLO Movement Arts Collective is planning to present a special accompaniment performance on Thursday, March 26, at 5:30 and 6 p.m. A Q-and-A will follow at 6:30 p.m. This exhibit features minimalist artworks by Amanda Gentry. Admission is free. Call (805) 546-3202 to find out more. —Caleb Wiseblood

CANCELED/ POSTPONED EVENTS NORTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

COON CREEK NATURE TABLE Self-guided drop-in short hike from the Coon Creek parking lot at the end of Pecho Road to discover the radical habitat differences between the creek path and the intertidal zone, less than a mile apart. Find the “flower, butterfly and bird of the day”. March 20, 9 a.m.-noon and March 27, 9 a.m.-noon Free. 805-528-0513. Montaña de Oro, 3550 Pecho Valley Rd., Los Osos.

DISCOVER THE HIDDEN LIFE IN THE MORRO BAY ESTUARY A one hour talk to learn about some of the planet’s smallest, most seldom seen life-forms. The amazing life in a single drop of estuary water will be shown with a video microscope. March 29, 2-3 p.m. $3 adult. CCSPA member vouchers and under 17, free. 805-772-2694. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, 20 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.

EXPLORE THE TIDE POOLS AT CORALLINA COVE 2 mile active hike from the Bluff Trailhead, 100 yards south of Spooner Ranch House, to learn local history, and look for sea birds, whales, seals and otters. Explore the Corallina Cove tide pools at low tide. March 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-528-0513. Montaña de Oro, 3550 Pecho Valley Rd., Los Osos.

LET’S TALK: WHAT REALLY MATTERS AT THE END OF LIFE Registration preferred. Join us for a viewing of the inspiring and moving TED Talk, What Really Matters at the End of Life by BJ Miller, a palliative physician who thinks deeply about how to create a dignified, graceful end of life. Discussion to follow. March 19, 3-4 p.m. Free. 805-9274336. Cambria Library, 1043 Main St., Cambria.

LIVING HISTORY: PECHO RANCH IN 1919 Tour the Spooner Ranch House with Katie to discover the making of the Pecho Ranch and learn about Spooner family history. March 28, 1-2 p.m. Free. 805-528-0513. Montaña de Oro, 3550 Pecho Valley Rd., Los Osos.

MIND WALK: HOW CENTRAL COAST WOMEN WON THE RIGHT TO VOTE Dick Miller and Glen Silloway will present the history of how women of the Central Coast won the right to vote. March 23, 10:1511:45 a.m. $3. CCSPA Otter level members and above, free.. 805-772-2694. Inn at Morro Bay, 60 State Park

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Bay Antique Bottle Show has been cancelled. March 20 and March 21 morrobay.org. Morro Bay Vet’s Hall, 209 Surf St., Morro Bay, 805-399-2772.

SALT MARSH TO MUDFLATS Easy half mile walk on the boardwalk from the east end of the Morro Bay State Park Bayside Marina parking lot to learn the history of this specialized salt marsh environment and about the resident plants and animals. Dress for weather, bring binoculars. March 27, 1-3 p.m. Free. 805-772-2694. Morro Bay State Park, 60 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY FEATURES DOUG GILL & LYNN LANGHAM Special guests Rags Rosenberg, Jeff Rymes, Warren Sellers, and Donna Phillips. March 23, 6:30-9 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. The Savory Palette (formerly Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

SUNDAY SERVICES CANCELED (THROUGH APRIL 5) UUCC in Cambria is suspending Sunday Services through April 5 due to COVID-19. Please check this space for updates. Sundays, 10-11 a.m. through April 5 805-395-4055. Unitarian Universalist Church, 786 Arlington, Cambria.

TREASURING TIDE POOLS Walk from the Bluff Trailhead, 100 yards south of Spooner Ranch House, through coastal sage down to a tide pool to view an entire working ecosystem and learn tide pool etiquette. Wear sturdy closed toe shoes that can get wet. March 21, 2:30-5 p.m. Free. 805-528-0513. Montaña de Oro, 3550 Pecho Valley Rd., Los Osos. WHITE’S POINT VISTAS Short, steep walk to the top for an outstanding view of the estuary, home to hundreds of marine and land animals; learn about the forces that created and are changing this watery world. March 21, 11-11:45 a.m. Free. 805-772-2694. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, 20 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.

BINGO BONANZA 2020 Presented by the Women’s Alliance of SLO, the 27th annual Bingo Bonanza offers 10 rousing games of Bingo each with a handcrafted prize basket (values ranging from $150-$300) for every winner. March 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Varies. Veteran’s Memorial Building, 801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, (510) 285-6221.

CAL POLY BASEBALL VS SAN DIEGO STATE The first 1,000 fans at the game will get an exclusive souvenir cup. March 20, 6 p.m. gopoly.com/. It’s Bark at the Park, so bring your dog to Baggett Stadium. The first 100 dogs will get a special Cal Poly leash. March 21, 4 p.m. gopoly.com/. It’s Youth Day, so all kids ages 13 and under get in for free and can run the bases and get autographs from the Mustangs after the game. March 22, 1 p.m. gopoly.com/. Baggett Stadium, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805-756-7297.

CAL POLY BASEBALL VS STANFORD General admission tickets are just $5 for this midweek match-up with Stanford. March 25, 6 p.m. $5. gopoly.com/. Baggett Stadium, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, 805756-7297. FARMERS MARKET Farmers Market in SLO is the largest Farmers Market in California. Thursdays, 6:10-9 p.m. Downtown SLO, Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo.

HIGH TEA AND HATS A wonderful Monday Club tradition returns to our newly preserved and renovated clubhouse and gardens. Join us in our historic, Julia Morgan designed building and enjoy a high tea like none other. March 22, 1-3:30 p.m. $35/adults $20/children under 12. 805-541-0594. themondayclubslo.org. The Monday Club, 1815 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

INSPIRED HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO Reach your health and fitness goals. The San Luis Obispo Health and Wellness Expo will provide a wonderful opportunity to the exhibitors to display their business and connect with the SLO County community. March

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 ..........[20] Arts ............................[20] Culture & Lifestyle .......[23] Food & Drink ..............[24] Music .........................[26]

21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 805-772-4600. inspiredexpos. com. Alex Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo.

SLO FARMERS MARKET Hosts over 60 vendors. Saturdays, 8-10:45 a.m. World Market Parking Lot, 325 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo.

YESTERYEARS VINTAGE MARKET An all vintage event. Melissa and Riley are very excited to bring a curated Vintage Market to SLO County. Postponed to June 13. March 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free entry. SLO Guild Hall, 2880 Broad St., San Luis Obispo, 805-5430639, sloguildhall.com. SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

OCEANO CSD CANDIDATE RECRUITMENT AND SUPPORT INFO MEETING We’re looking for a few good people to step up to run for the Oceano Community Services District Board in the November election, and for even more people to support their campaigns. March 22, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. 805321-1234. Quintessa Coffee Roasters, 1945 Front St., Oceano.

OCEANO LAGOON WALK Easy 1.25 mile walk from the Visitor Center to learn about the history, native plants, animals and recreational opportunities of the lagoon. Wear sturdy shoes. Bring binoculars. March 22, 10 a.m.-noon Free. 805-474-2664. Oceano Dunes Visitor Center, 555 Pier Ave., Oceano. TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH AND ELVIS PRESLEY Honors the music and the legend of Johnny Cash. Starring Danny Millsap as Johnny Cash and his band, the Hennessee Three. Danny Memphis also truly captures the look, essence, dance moves and natural vocal style in a tasteful and heartfelt celebration of Elvis. March 21, 7-9 p.m. $25-$40. 805-489-9444. clarkcenter.org. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

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BILINGUAL STORY TIME: HORA DE CUENTOS Features exciting stories, songs, and rhymes in both Spanish and English. Wednesdays, 5:30-6 p.m. through April 22 Free. 805-925-0994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

BOUNCING BABY STORY TIME Explore pre-literacy skills through music, movement, and visual stimulation and promote a healthy bond between baby and caregiver. Learn, connect, and grow with other babies up to 12 months and their caregivers. Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-noon through April 24 Free. 805-925-0994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. CANCELED EVENTS continued page 20

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Features storytelling in a variety of formats, songs, and finger plays. This story time is open to preschoolers aged 3 to 5 and their families. Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. through April 22 Free. 805-925-0994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

FAMILY AFTERNOON STORY TIME Story time features stories, movies, and a craft. Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. through April 21 Free. 805-925-0994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria. HEART OF THE VALLEY: LOCAL HISTORY Are you a local history enthusiast? Please join us every third Saturday of the month for our “Heart of the Valley” speaker series: CASA of Santa Barbara County. Guest Speaker: Kim Colby Davis, Executive Director of CASA Santa Barbara County. March 21, 10:15-11:15 a.m. 805925-0994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

JULIUS CAESAR Friendship, loyalty, and betrayal amidst political upheaval are the timeless concepts probed in William Shakespeare’s tragedy. Presented by PCPA. Through March 22 Severson Theatre, 800 S. College Dr., Santa Maria, 805-928-7731, pcpa.org. KEEP CALM AND RELAX ON FOR TEENS Teens, life stressing you out? Come find your Zen at the Library. Make glitter calming jars and candles, while enjoying luxurious treats. March 20, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. 805-9250994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

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ON THIS SIDE OF GOODBYE CONTEST: ESSAYS, POETRY, AND ARTWORK In recognition of Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16), we invite you to share your experience with saying goodbye to a dying person in your life. Entries due Monday, March 30. Three entries will be chosen and publicized. Visit event page for more information. Through March 30, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

SPRING PLANT SALE FUNDRAISER AT SLO BOTANICAL GARDEN Get expert advice and great deals on drought-tolerant plants and other garden merchandise. March 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 805-541-1400. San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek Rd., San Luis Obispo.

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Reads book club meets very month on the fourth Tuesday in Shepard Hall. Sign-ups to join the Valley Reads are available at the second floor information desk. Please join us for coffee and a lively discussion. Fourth Tuesday of every month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 805-925-0994. Santa Maria Public Library, 421 S. McClelland St., Santa Maria.

through a floral fashion show, silent auction and inspiring stories from Sepsis survivors. All proceeds are going to benefit the Sepsis Alliance. March 22, 3-6 p.m. $40. 805458-0917. The Penny, 664 Marsh St., San Luis Obispo.

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Adults $20; Children $7. 805-541-3229. Trinity Hall, 6565 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo, TrinityHallSLO.com.

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CREATIVITY Held every Wednesday unless other events/classes conflict. Informal and open to the public. Bring your art work, in any medium, and join others working in various mediums. Bring your own lunch. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

DANCE FUSION CLASSES: AGES 4-15 An encouraging learning environment for beginnersadvanced dancers ages 4 to 15. Call or email for complete schedule and more information. Mondays, Wednesdays, 3:30-7:30 p.m. $45 per month; $14 per drop-in. 805-203-6318. desertcoastdance.com. Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay.

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simple and perfect for a beginner. March 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Various. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

POLYMER CLAY FLOWER SCULPTURE Learn Polymer Clay basics from how to select the right clay, how to condition it, layer it, cut it and then we’ll create flowers from funky to antiqued. March 28, 10 a.m.-noon $45. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

RESIN WORKSHOP Instructor will bring a huge assortment of shells, colored beach glass and glitter to design your scene. March 21, 10 a.m.-noon $45-$75. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Art Center Morro

ith capacity limitations imposed and now with orders that restaurants can only serve takeout or delivery, our county’s restaurant industry has been among the hardest hit by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. People are being encouraged to stay home and away from crowds and public dining rooms, some restaurants and cafes have already been forced to dial back hours in response to the decrease in business, while others have shut down entirely. With restaurants facing an uncertain immediate future, one way local diners can support their favorite restaurants is by purchasing gift cards - or what some are calling “Restaurant Bonds” - similar to “war bonds” during WWI and II. Whether given as a gift or kept for future meals, gift cards can act as a microloan to restaurants to provide much-needed immediate cash. Many restaurants sell gift cards online, allowing customers to offer their support without having to leave home. There has never been a more important time to support our neighborhood’s culinary scene. Restaurants are emptying out and small business owners are seeing up to an 80% drop-off in customers. Restaurants already work off razor-thin profit margins, but the COVID-19 pandemic is a test like no other. For now, the best thing our friends and neighbors in the community can do to help is to order takeout or buy gift cards to ensure at least some income during this difficult time. If this trend continues, many of our beloved businesses will suffer greatly but we have the opportunity to help. Buy gift cards (Restaurant Bonds). Restaurants collect gift card revenue as soon as the card is purchased, then mark it as redeemed once the user applies it to a bill. If you are in a position to buy a gift card and sit on it for a while, you will be helping your local favorite get through a tough time. Opt for carryout or delivery. Many restaurants are opting for curbside pickup or have pick-up areas where you can dash in, get your food and leave. It’s a better deal for restaurants if you collect carry out yourself, rather than use a delivery app. That helps the restaurant — and you — avoid delivery charges. But if you don’t feel like driving over, delivery is your back-up choice. Be sure to tip your delivery person. Please show your support. Let’s do this together.

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BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Sponsored by the Friends of the Los Osos Library. For adults. Third Thursday of every month, 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 805-5281862. Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos.

TWO BRAVE CUBS: FINDING HELP WHEN CHILDREN GRIEVE This unique and beautifully illustrated book by 3 local women, portrays the deep emotions of a child’s grief after a mother’s death. Told from the persecution of two lion cubs, their father and an understanding elephant on the African Savannah. March 29, 1-4 p.m. 805-772-2880. coalescebookstore.com. Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay.

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91 HARVESTS: THE LEGACY OF DUSI FAMILY The Dusi Family legacy includes five generations of grape growers and wine makers in Paso Robles. March 22, 4-5 p.m. $15. 805-439-4647. Park Cinemas, 1100 Pine St., Paso Robles.

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BUS TRIP TO THE AUTRY MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN WEST Explore the art, history, and cultures of the American West at the Autry Museum in Los Angeles. Enjoy world-class galleries filled with Native FILE PHOTO BY STEVE E. MILLER

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The Central Coast State Parks Association plans to host Oceano’s Dunes: Mystical and Artistic Dunites, an educational group hike at Pacific Dunes Ranch, on Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. The 2-mile hike will begin at the RV parking lot. Stories of the Dunites will be told along the way. Admission to join the hike is free. Call (805) 474-2664 or visit centralcoastparks.org for more info. —C.W.

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SEA GLASS HAMMERED METAL JEWELRY Learn how to drill holes in sea glass, how to harden, strengthen and texturize metal to create a gorgeous jewelry set. March 21, 1-3 p.m. $45. 805-2865993. creativemetime.com. Learn how to drill holes in sea glass, how to harden, strengthen, texturize, and mold metal to create a gorgeous jewelry set. No experience necessary. Everything is provided for the project including local sea glass. Preregistration required. March 29, 10 a.m.-noon $50. 805-286-5993. creativemetime.com. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

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MOSAIC MIRROR WORKSHOP Create a beautiful mosaic mirror by gluing pieces of glass, beads, or other found objects. March 28, 10 a.m.-noon and March 29, 12-1 p.m. $65. 805-464-2633. glassheadstudio.com. Glasshead Studio, 8793 Plata Lane, Suite H, Atascadero.

REIKI 1 CERTIFICATION CLASS Experience and learn the gentle yet powerful Reiki energy healing system to restore harmony and balance to yourself and others. March 24, 6-9 p.m. and March 25, 6-9 p.m. $150. 805-2421649. breakingdayhypnotherapy.com/events. Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles.

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April 5 Free. 805-781-5783. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

American art and cultural materials, film memorabilia, paintings, interactive areas, an ethnobotanical garden, and more. March 22 $115 SLOMA members, $135 general. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

MURMURATION: PERFORMANCE WITH THE SLO MOVEMENT ARTS COLLECTIVE In conjunction with MUMURATION, a solo exhibition by Amanda Gentry, join us for a special night of performance by the SLO Movement Arts Collective. Activating Amanda Gentry’s stunning and minimalist exhibition, performances will occur at 5:30 and 6 p.m. March 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. 805-546-3202. Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, cuesta.edu/student/campuslife/artgallery/. Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang.

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PORTFOLIO COMPETITION The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art is hosting the 53rd Annual High School Art Portfolio Competition. Open to all SLO County juniors and seniors. Mondays-Sundays, midnight-noon through April 13 Free to enter. 805-543-8562. sloma.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS Accepting art for Art Central’s open exhibit this May and June. Seeking interpretations of what inspires you about your home, whether that is near or far. This show is open to all mediums. Through April 29, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cost dependent on artwork size. 805-747-4200. artcentralartsupply.com/Gallery.php. Art Central, 1329 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ROMANCING THE ADOBES This California-wide juried exhibition features artworks celebrating the historic California Adobes and the Californio lifestyle. Artists are welcome to explore whatever subject matter they wish in regards to the Adobes. All 2D media is eligible. Through May 3, noon 805-543-8562. artist.callforentry.org. San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad St., San Luis Obispo.

secrets in post WWII America. Presented by AGHS Theatre Department. Held in the Studio Theatre. March 20, 7-9 p.m. and March 22, 2-4 p.m. General Admission $12; Seniors $10, Students $8 (with ID) all schools. 805489-9444. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande, clarkcenter.org.

A PIECE OF MY HEART A true story of six courageous women sent to Vietnam and their struggle to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and a nation that shunned them. Presented by AGHS Theatre Department. Held in the Studio Theatre. March 19, 7-9 p.m. and March 21, 7-9 p.m. General Admission $12; Seniors $10, Students $8 (with ID) all schools. 805-4899444. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande, clarkcenter.org.

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12 ANGRY JURORS Directed by Kelli M Howard. Through April 5 $20. my805tix.com. By The Sea Productions, 545 Shasta Ave., Morro Bay, 805-776-3287. COAST UNION DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT This annual spring musical tells the story of the title character, his eleven brothers, and his rise to power in ancient Egypt. March 20, 7 p.m., March 21, 7 p.m., March 22, 3 p.m., March 27, 7 p.m., March 28, 7 p.m. and March 29, 3 p.m. $5-$20. 805-395-2656. Coast Union High School, 2950 Santa Rosa Creek Rd., Cambria.

THE BREWERY COMEDY TOUR This stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV, and major club appearances. March 26, 7-8:30 p.m. $20. 805-900-5360. beachbums805.com/live. Beach Bums Bev & Bites, 10 N. Ocean Ave., #212, Cayucos.

THE REBOOT: STORYTELLING REIMAGINED Curated mix of invited

California clams, including the history and decline of the famous Pismo clam. Microscopes will be used to view clams and shells. March 21, 2-3:30 p.m. $3 adult; CCSPA member vouchers and under 17 are free. 805772-2694. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, 20 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.

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CITIZENSHIP CLASS To prepare for the citizenship exam. No registration required. Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m. Free. 805-781-5783. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

SPOKES BOARD ACADEMY Join Spokes

Board Academy and develop the skills critical to excellent board service. You’ll gain practical knowledge of nonprofit management and skills to guide your successful board service. March 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $150 for Spokes members, $175 for future members. 805-5472244. spokesfornonprofits.org/ MARCH 19 - MARCH 26 upcoming-events/academy/. KCBX Public 2020 Radio, 4100 Vachell Ln., San Luis Obispo.

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.

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TO GILLIAN ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY The play deals with letting go of the past so that you can handle the present, and provides a hope-filled glimpse into the strength and support of family moving forward after tragedy. Laughter is the other side of pain, and this has plenty of both. March 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m., March 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m., March 22, 2-4 p.m., March 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m., March 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. and March 29, 2-4 p.m. $15 Students; $25 General; $20 Groups of 8+. 805-610-0786. winecountrytheatre.com/. Park Ballroom, 1232 Park St., Paso Robles.

MAMMA MIA! ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a

young woman’s search for her birth father. March 27, 7:30-10 p.m., March 28, 7:30-10 p.m. and March 29, 2-4:30 p.m. $18 General Admission. pasoschools.org/ phtc. Paso Robles High School, 801 Niblick Rd., Paso Robles, 769-1500.

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EVERY BRILLIANT THING A one-person show that isn’t a one-person show at all. A play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. What’s on your list? Wednesdays-Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., March 28, 2-3:30 p.m. and March 29, 2-3:30 p.m. through April 11 $20-$37. 805-786-2440. slorep.org/shows/ every-brilliant-thing/. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo.

MUSICAL IMPROV COMEDY SHOW Free musical improv show featuring the talented musical improv ensemble and students of the musical improv class accompanied by Ryan Lloyd. March 20, 7-9 p.m. Free. Oak and Otter Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Road, suite 110, San Luis Obispo, 805-439-2529.

MUSICAL IMPROV SHOW Featuring the very talented performers of The Central Coast Comedy Theater with accompaniment by music director, Ryan Lloyd. Grab a cold, craft beer and laugh with this singing, dancing, spontaneously hilarious troupe. March 20, 7-9 p.m. Free. Oak and Otter Brewing, 181 Tank Farm Road, suite 110, San Luis Obispo, 805-439-2529. SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

ALL MY SONS Drama about a family struggling with

WHEREVER THERE’S A FIGHT : A CIVIL LIBERTIES TOUR Join us for a program to close the Wherever There’s a Fight exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Library. Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, co-curators of the exhibit, will lead a virtual tour of significant civil liberties sites in California. March 21, 2-3 p.m. Free. 805-781-4187. slolibrary.org. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

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CO-DEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS MEETING CoDependents 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.

FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP A free support group for those who suffer from Fibromyalgia. Fourth Wednesday of every month, 11 a.m.-noon Free. 805-5436236. ccfibro.com. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. GRANDPARENTS SUPPORT GROUP Facilitated by Branden Kay with Family Ties. Fridays, 9-11 a.m. Free. 805-592-2701. losososcares.com. Grandparents Support Group, 800 Manzanita Dr., Room 18, Los Osos.

MORRO BAY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP This group is for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call for more details. Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Free admission. 805-540-6020. Morro Bay Community Center, 1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay, morro-bay. ca.us/345/Community-Center.

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GENERAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (NORTH COUNTY) A support group for those grieving the death of a loved one. This group provides the opportunity to connect with individuals in a similar situation. Drop-ins welcome. Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. 805-5442266. hospiceslo.org/support-groups/general-griefsupport-group-0. Hospice SLO County: North County Office, 517 13th St., Paso Robles.

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CHILD LOSS SUPPORT GROUP Hospice SLO County is offering this support group for those grieving the loss of a child. Drop-ins welcome. Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org/support-groups. CULTURE & LIFESTYLE continued page 24 www.newtimesslo.com • March 19 - March 26, 2020 • New Times • 23


CULTURE & LIFESTYLE from page 23 Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP A support group for those who are caring for a loved one, no matter the diagnosis. Drop-ins welcome. Every other Friday, 2:30-4 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP A support group for those grieving the loss of a pet. This group provides the opportunity to connect with individuals in a similar situation. Drop-ins welcome. Last Wednesday of every month, 5-6:15 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo.org/ support-groups. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

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HOW TO GET YOUR LOVED ONE SOBER A familyfriendly seminar presented by The Haven’s clinical staff. Open to the public. Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. thehaven.com. The Haven Facitilities, 391 Front St., Grover Beach, NA. SCLERODERMA SUPPORT GROUP MEETING A support group for those who have Scleroderma or those who love someone with Scleroderma. Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free. 805-878-6261. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 959 Valley Rd., Arroyo Grande.

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OCEANO DUNES VISITOR CENTER Enjoy exhibits of

ADOPT A GRANDPARENT: MONTHLY VOLUNTEER TRAINING Help out in your

dune and lagoon plant and animal species. End your visit with a stroll behind the center to the fresh-water lagoon. ongoing, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-474-2667. Oceano Dunes Visitor Center, 555 Pier Ave., Oceano.

PLAY EXPLORE CREATE 1 Enjoy various art activities including drawing, painting, building sculptures, and more. Designed for ages 3 to 4. All materials are included. Mondays, Wednesdays, 9-10:30 a.m. $20. 805668-2125. LilA Creative Community, 1147 East Grand Ave. suite 101, Arroyo Grande, lila.community.

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). Last Sunday of every month, 2-3 p.m. Free. aggbchamber.com. Olde Port Beach, 6520 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach.

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KTS ALL STAR GYMNASTICS: NINJA WARRIOR CLASSES Bring out your inner warrior with kids parkour classes in a safe setting. For ages 5 and up. Wednesdays, Fridays, 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. 805-349-7575. Santa Maria Town Center, 142 Town Center East, Santa Maria.

NEON NIGHTS AT ROCKIN’ JUMP Fridays,

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BASIC COMPUTER HELP Come to learn basic computer skills. Call to sign up. Thursdays, 8:30-10 a.m. Free. 805772-6394. Morro Bay Library, 625 Harbor St., Morro Bay. SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

TEEN WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP Learn how to paint with watercolors with artist Amy Wicks. Registration required. Ages 10-17. March 21, 2-3 p.m. Free. 805-473-7161. Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch, Arroyo Grande, slolibrary.org.

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KIDS COMBO: AGES 6-9 AND 9-AND-UP This is a beginner’s class for boys and girls to learn how to expressively move in their bodies, while focusing on alignment, coordination, and dance technique; combo lyrical, jazz, and hip hop. Through May 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. through May 28 $18 drop in or $60 per month. 805-215-4565. omnistudiomb.com. Omni Studio, 698 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay.

YOUTH SELF DEFENSE AND AWARENESS Learn the basics of mixed martial arts. For ages 7 and up. Mondays, Wednesdays, 5:15-6 p.m. 805-701-7397. Morro Bay Martial Arts, 850 Shasta, Morro Bay.

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KIDS COOKING CLASS SERIES Join instructor Evan Vossler in a hands-on cooking experience for kids ages 8 to 12. Each class includes a recipe and eating it afterwards. Max of 9 kids. Fourth Thursday of every month, 5:30-6:30 p.m. through Oct. 22 $10. 805-4341800. thewkrc.org. The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center, 1255 Las Tablas Rd. Suite 102, Templeton.

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DRAMA AND IMAGINATIVE PLAY CLASS: AGES 5-8 Sing, dance, play games, and create stories and characters. Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m. $120 for 10 weeks. 805-709-0761. pyjamadrama.com/us. SLO Movement Arts Center, 2074 Parker St., San Luis Obispo.

DRAMA AND PLAY CLASSES: AGES 2-4 Build language, develop motor skills, and practice cooperation, concentration, and problem solving. Mondays, 10:15-11 a.m. $120 for 10 weeks. 805-7090761. pyjamadrama.com/us. SLO Movement Arts Center, 2074 Parker St., San Luis Obispo.

FREE MOONLIGHT HOURS Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes for sponsoring this evening. March 19, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-545-5874. San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum, 1010 Nipomo St., San Luis Obispo, slocm.org.

INTERNET VIDEO GAME DESIGNERS: CLASS FOR KIDS Students will explore the world of internet

Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. 805-266-7080. Santa Maria Town Center, 142 Town Center East, Santa Maria.

SPIRITUAL

neighborhood by connecting with older adults that need a little extra help. March 21, 10 a.m.-noon 805-5477025. Wilshire Community Services, 285 South St., suite J, San Luis Obispo, wilshirecommunityservices.org.

FOOD & DRINK

CASA INFO SESSION Learn about volunteer

FESTIVALS

opportunities at CASA of SLO County. Become an advocate for an abused or neglected infant, toddler, child, teen or young adult leaving foster care. Training provided. Or join the CASA Guild. Please RSVP. March 24, 1-2 p.m. 805-541-6542. slocasa.org. CASA of San Luis Obispo County, 75 Higuera St., suite 180, San Luis Obispo.

DRESS A CHILD AROUND THE WORLD Welcoming volunteers to sew simple dresses and shorts for children in developing countries around the world, enabling them to attend school. Please bring a sewing machine in good operating order. Fabric and notions are provided. Third Thursday of every month, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-441-8031. United Church of Christ (Congregational) of San Luis Obispo, 11245 Los Osos Valley Rd., 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.

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VINTAGE PASO: ZINFANDEL WEEKEND The 3-day celebration features winery events, a Zin seminar, the Z After Party, and Zinscursions. March 20, 3-9 p.m., March 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $45-$50. 805-239-8463. pasowine.com/events/ vintage-paso-zinfandel-weekend/. Various Paso Robles Locations, Multiple Locations, Paso Robles.

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TOM MYERS: MADE IN PASO Documentary film highlights the long and celebrated career of wine maker, Tom Myers. After 41 years of harvests, 180 million bottles of wine are credited to Tom and his expertise. A flight of Castoro Cellars Zinfandel will be offered. Film is shown throughout the day. March 21, 12-4 p.m. $15. 805-439-4647. winehistoryproject.org/category/ event-articles/. Castoro Cellars, 1315 N. Bethel Rd., Templeton.

AND THE BUSH WAS NOT CONSUMED Come join us as Alan Brovar presents And the Bush Was Not Consumed. March 29, 10-11 a.m. Free. 805-395-4055. Unitarian Universalist Church, 786 Arlington, Cambria. MICHAEL ESELUN PRESENTS ECOTONES Michael Eselun will explore those liminal spaces in which we sometimes find ourselves on life’s mysterious journey: thresholds that are neither one reality or another, and yet may open a path to our deepest truths. Possibly even the sacred. March 22, 10-11 a.m. Free. 805-395-4055. Unitarian Universalist Church, 786 Arlington, Cambria.

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RECOVERY DHARMA SLO COUNTY A peer-led movement using Buddhist practices and principles to overcome addiction through meditation, personal inquiry, and community. Saturdays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Free, donations welcomed. NA. Community Church of Atascadero, 5850 Rosario Ave., Atascadero, atascaderoucc.org.

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ASK SABRINA 30 years of Tarot reading experience. Open Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday in SLO County and Thursday and Sunday in South SLO County. ongoing 805-441-4707. asksabrina.com. Private Location, TBA, San Luis Obispo.

RECOVERY DHARMA SLO COUNTY A peer-led movement using Buddhist practices and principles to overcome addiction through meditation, personal inquiry, and community. Sundays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free, donations welcomed. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 2201 Lawton Ave., San Luis Obispo. SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

LGBTIQ+ BUDDHIST MEDITATION GROUP Fourth Wednesday of every month, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Optional donation. whiteheronsangha.org. White Heron Sangha Meditation Center, 6615 Bay Laurel Place, Avila Beach.

VOLUNTEERS

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The Oceano Community Center is planning to host four consecutive sessions of Qi Gong, starting on Tuesday, March 24. Classes are scheduled to continue every Tuesday through April 14. Participants can use gentle standing movements to lower stress and increase flexibility. Admission is $10 per session or $34 for all four. Call (805) 440-4561 or visit balancedlivingayurveda.com for more info. —C.W. HOSPICE SLO COUNTY VOLUNTEER TRAINING Preregistration required. In-Home Volunteers assist individuals with a life-limiting illness and their families by providing caregiver respite, practical assistance, emotional support, companionship, and comfort. Thursdays, 1-6 p.m. Free. 805-544-2266. hospiceslo. org/workshops. Hospice SLO County, 1304 Pacific St., San Luis Obispo.

LITERACY FOR LIFE TUTOR TRAINING Work one-on-

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ART CENTER MORRO BAY Seeking volunteers to be docents and/or organize art programs. Mondays-Sundays, 12-4 p.m. Free. 805-772-2504. artcentermorrobay.org. Art Center Morro Bay, 835 Main St., Morro Bay.

MUSEUM-STATE PARK VOLUNTEER DOCENT TRAINING The Museum and CA State Parks will

MINI TERRARIUMS FOR TEENS Learn how to make a mini terrarium to take home. All materials will be provided. For grades 6-12. Teen Area. March 19, 4-5 p.m. Free. 805-781-5775. San Luis Obispo Library, 995 Palm St., San Luis Obispo.

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for music, songs and lots of fun. Tuesdays, 10:30-11

Must be 21 or over. All volunteers receive complimentary tickets. Email volunteer@slorep.org for more info. ongoing slorep.org. San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-786-2440.

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hold a three-session training program, for a variety of volunteer docent positions within San Luis Coast District. Pre-registration required. ongoing Free. 805-772-2694. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, 20 State Park Rd., Morro Bay.

BILINGUAL STORYTIME Join our bilingual storytime

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gaming through designing web-based (HTML5) game apps. No prior coding experience necessary. Studentcreated games can be accessible on online or be played on any mobile device or computer. March 20, 10 a.m.3:30 p.m. $80. 805-237-3991. Cuesta College, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

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SLO REP SEEKING VOLUNTEER BARTENDERS

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

AGING WELL: NORTH COUNTY SENIOR PEER COUNSELING WORKSHOP Interested in becoming a Senior Peer Counselor? Wilshire Community Services trains volunteers age 55+ to provide free in-home supportive counseling to seniors. March 19, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and March 20, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. 805-547-7025. wilshirehcs.org. Wilshire Health and Community Services: North County, 106 Gateway Center

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one with non-literate adults learning to read, write, and speak English. Tutors must attend both trainings. March 21, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. 805-541-4219. literacyforlifeslo.org. Union Bank, 995 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo.

LOAN CLOSET ASSOCIATE The Riso Family Loan Closet offers short-term use of durable medical equipment to people who are in the healing and recovery process. Volunteer Position: Associate accepts donations, sanitizes and checks-out equipment, and answers phone. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 805-547-7025. Wilshire Community Services, 285 South St., suite J, San Luis Obispo, wilshirecommunityservices.org. MEALS ON WHEELS Meals on Wheels, San Luis Obispo, needs noon time drivers. Must have own car to deliver prepared meals. Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 805-235-8870. San Luis Obispo, Citywide, SLO.

QUARTERLY VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE WITH WILSHIRE Learn about all the ways you can volunteer with Wilshire Health and Community Services. Become educated on the soulfulness of volunteering. March 20, 10 a.m.-noon 805-547-7025. Wilshire Community Services, 285 South St., suite J, San Luis Obispo, wilshirecommunityservices.org.

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NATIONAL PAELLA DAY CELEBRATION Luna Red

is celebrating National Paella Day. March 27, 12-3 p.m. lunaredslo.com. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243.

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LENTEN FISH FRYS Choose from 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-piece fish dinners that also include fries and homemade coleslaw. Beer, wine, soda, bottled water and desserts also available for an additional charge. Dine in or take out available. March 20, 4-7 p.m. and March 27, 4-7 p.m. $8-$20. 805-489-2680. St. Patrick’s Church, 501 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande, stpatsag.org.

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FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS Features a food truck every Friday. Fridays, 5 p.m. Wine Stone Inn, 255 W. Clark Ave, Orcutt, 805-332-3532.

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LOMPOC WINE FACTORY TASTINGS This tasting room highlights community-based winemaking. Features various member winemakers. Mondays, WednesdaysSaturdays, 12-4 p.m. 805-243-8398. lompocwinefactory. com. Lompoc Wine Factory, 321 N. D St., Lompoc.

TASTING AT MONTEMAR WINES Offering handcrafted wines, charcuterie, and cheeses. FridaysSundays, 12-5 p.m. 805-735-5000. facebook.com/ montemarwines. Montemar Wines, 1501 E. Chestnut Ave., Lompoc. ∆


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‘It’s the end of the world as we know it (I had some time alone)’

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as R.E.M. prescient back in 1987 when they released “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”? Some of the song’s lines sure seem so: “Team by team, reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped/ Look at that low plane, fine, then/ Uh oh, overflow, population, common group/ But it’ll do, save yourself, serve yourself/ World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed/ Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right/ You vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light/ Feeling pretty psyched/ It’s the end of the world as we know it/ It’s the end of the world as we know it/ It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.” Since last Friday, March 13, the song’s crept onto the iTunes charts, first landing at 72, then rising to 39, and on Tuesday, March 17, as I wrote this, it was at 33. Even at its peak in 1987, it only reached 69 on the Billboard Top 100. It was definitely one of R.E.M.’s catchiest tunes, and apparently as people hunker down in their homes to avoid COVID-19, it’s a song we need again. It probably does feel like the end of the world to working musicians. Locally, dozens of gigs have been canceled, with hundreds more canceled into the foreseeable future. Likewise, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and other gathering places are bracing for a massive loss of income. For many working

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Philbin perform live jazz. Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Free. 805238-2834. labellasera.com. Enoteca Restaurant and Bar, 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles.

JON STEPHENS LIVE Thursdays, 5 p.m. Free. 805-

THE BELMORES LIVE A team of singer-songwriters and storytellers. March 27, 6-9 p.m. 805-461-5100. nauticalcowboy.com. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

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ANDY SCOTT LIVE Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

BANJERDAN LIVE Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805-927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com.

BOBBY MALONE LIVE Saturdays, 3-6 p.m. Free. Cambria Pines Lodge, 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria, 805927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com. DOUBLE BASS AND FRIENDS Presented by Symphony of the Vines. Program includes Schubert’s beloved Trout Quintet, Vaughan Williams’ Quintet, and a world premier composition by Mary Bianco. March 21, 1 p.m. Up to $30. my805tix.com. Trinity United Methodist Church, 490 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos, 805-528-1649.

IAN GUITAR DUO (CLASSICAL) Guitarists Pardy Minassian and Saro Babikian have made an auspicious start with their partnership as the Ian Guitar Duo. The two played their Carnegie Hall debut in 2019 and have appeared in prestigious venues worldwide. March 28, 2-4:30 p.m. $20. 805-771-8138. St. Benedict’s Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln., Los Osos.

IN CONCERT: KORBY LENKER Presented by Songwriters at Play. March 24, 6:30 p.m. $10. The Savory Palette (formerly Morro Bay Wine Seller), 601 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 805-772-8388.

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LIVE MUSIC AT BROKEN EARTH TASTING ROOM Last Friday of every month, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-434-6457. Broken Earth Winery, 1650 Ramada Dr., Paso Robles.

LIVE MUSIC AT OLD CAYUCOS TAVERN Fridays, Saturdays Free. 805-995-3209. oldcayucostavern.com. Old Cayucos Tavern & Cardroom, 130 N Ocean Ave., Cayucos.

LIVE MUSIC AT STAX Thursdays, Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-5055. staxwine.com. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

LOUIE ORTEGA LIVE Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m. Cambria 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, 805927-4200, cambriapineslodge.com. TED WISE: GUITAR AND VOCALS A subtle acoustic backdrop to complement wining, dining, and coastal lifestyle. Third Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m. Free. 559-361-5144. reverbnation.com/ tedwiseguitarandvocals. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

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about the song and that more sales will help increase my chart numbers, but also because it will truly be a big support to me financially at this moment.” Annuzzi is just one example of a working musician struggling to get by. You probably know others. We’re all in this together right now, and it’s going to get worse before it gets better. A lot of venues and promoters get by on small margins, and many working musicians are living hand-to-mouth. Do what you can, be kind, be of service, and buy some independently released CDs! (Or stream, or buy a vinyl record, dig me?)

Stay at home … together! One innovative way to support the artists you love is via the Stay At Home Fest (stayathomefest.com), where artists are using the power of the Internet to

BRETT AND JULIA MITCHELL LIVE Jazz, pop, and R&B masters. March 21, 6-9 p.m. 805-461-5100. nauticalcowboy.com. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

LIVE JAZZ WITH ROBERT VESNAVER Enjoy the jazz stylings of Robert Vesnaver. From smooth trumpet to sumptuous sax to gorgeous piano. March 20, 6-9 p.m. 805-461-5100. nauticalcowboy.com. The Nautical Cowboy, 6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero. LIVE MUSIC AT ASUNCION RIDGE Fridays, Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-237-1425. asuncionridge. com. Asuncion Ridge, 725 12th St., Paso Robles. PINT NIGHT MUSIC AT SWEET SPRINGS SALOON Features local bands and beer specials. Thursdays, 6 p.m.-midnight 805-439-0969. sweetspringssaloon.com. Sweet Springs Saloon, 990 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos.

THE REAL BLUES JAM NORTH All Blues musicians, regardless of experience, are welcome to join this jam session. Hosted by Ted Waterhouse with Bruce Willard and Dean Giles. Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5 donation/ musicians exempt. 805-704-5116. danbino.com. D’anbino Vineyards and Cellars, 710 Pine St., Paso Robles.

SATURDAY LIVE Live music every Saturday afternoon.

connect to music lovers. “Until COVID-19 ends, artists are moving their events online, and we need a place to find them,” the website explains. “Stay At Home Fest brings these events together into a massive ongoing music festival-style calendar, along with a curated ‘Main Stage Event.’ We can slow the spread of COVID-19, support the artists we love, and fight the effects of isolation. Stay at home. But stay together.” The site has a sign-up to receive notifications, a calendar of events, a way to add your own event, and a way to sponsor events if you’re able. The site is managed by Fight for the Future “in collaboration with an ad hoc group of artists,” their website explains. “We’re a digital rights organization that works to harness the STARKEY continued page 27

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.

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Key. Different acts every weekend. Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805- 226-8881. sculpterra.com. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY FEATURES DOUG GILL & LYNN LANGHAM Special guests include Jeff Rymes, Warren Sellers, Steve Key, and Rags Rosenberg. March 22, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805-204-6821. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, sculpterra.com/.

SONGWRITERS AT PLAY FEATURES SARA PETITE Special guests include Mick Rhodes, Servet Fidan, and Steve Key. March 29, 1-4 p.m. Free. 805204-6821. Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Rd., Paso Robles, sculpterra.com/.

VANCE FAHIE: COLONY CONCERT SERIES March 28, 5-7 p.m. 805-460-6252. Colony Market and Deli, 6040 El Camino Real, Atascadero, colonymarketanddeli.com.

VERN SANDERS LIVE This jazz pianist covers songs from the Great American Songbook. Sundays, 5-8 p.m. 805-238-2834. Enoteca Restaurant and Bar, 206 Alexa

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power of the Internet for good, and fight for our basic rights in the digital age. We’ve helped organize the largest online protests in human history, thrown epic live streams, and organized major nationwide tours. We hope we can use our tech and PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE ANNUZZI

THE SHOW MUST GO ON (FROM HOME) Mike Annuzzi, who started his musical career in SLO Town, has continued to perform live via social media.

messaging skills to help at a time when it feels like ... we just gotta do something.” It’s a great idea at just the right moment, and new events are being added all the time. “We’re working on putting together a toolkit and best practices for artists and event organizers looking to move their happenings online,” Fight for the Future Deputy Director Evan Greer explained via email. Expect the site to have more resources as it develops.

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Local singer-songwriter Peter Yelda was going to have an album release party for his new CD, All Along the Way, but COVID-19 has canceled his upcoming 4 Cats Café show. “I had people coming from all over the place,” Yelda lamented during a recent phone call. “I guess we’ve been through things like this before, like the 1918 flu pandemic. My great aunt and uncle lived through the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.” Yelda’s a native Californian who’s lived in SLO for decades. The luthier also has more than 40 years experience constructing and repairing guitars, and he received a National Endowment for the Arts for guitar building. His new album features an old photo of the Motel Inn, which opened in 1925 and was originally called the Milestone MoTel, the world’s first motel, or motor hotel. Located next to Apple Farm, its façade still stands awaiting further restoration. The photo in question comes with a great story. Local carpenter and surfer Ryk Kluver (who passed away in 2018) was at Cold Canyon Landfill and someone next to him was throwing out all these old photos and negatives, according to Yelda, who met Kluver because he was fixing his guitar. “It was sometime in the ’80s, I think,” Yelda recalled. “Turns out the photos were by Albert Lyman, who took a lot of photos in SLO from 1912 to 1937. Ryk ended up with probably 100-plus photos— lots of old houses, the Pismo Caves, the Motel Inn, and other landmarks. I thought maybe [Lyman] was a building contractor, but I don’t know. When I started thinking about releasing the CD, I thought about that image and asked

Strictly Starkey Ryk, ‘How do I get to use it?’ He said, ‘Just use it and give me a CD.’” Because many of the new songs on Yelda’s CD are about travel, the image of the world’s first motel and the highway stretching into the distance as it heads up Cuesta Grade seemed appropriate. Yelda started writing the album’s songs in 2010, and many came from trips to Europe and another trip to Mexico. One of the songs that’s really been appealing to people is about a trip his relatives took. In “Edwin & Jewel,” Yelda sings, “One hundred years ago in San Francisco/ before the bridges stretched across the bay/ my great aunt and uncle took a ferry/ across the water on their wedding day// They had only some food and a blanket/ for whatever the weather was in June/ with all the love you need if you were nineteen/ and wandering on your honeymoon// All the world is rolling/ rolling at your feet/ everything is simple/ simply so complete.” The song is the true story of how his aunt and uncle walked from Sausalito to Bodega Bay. “Watch the moon rise above Tamalpais/ while the sun slowly slips into the sea/ to be in Marin in nineteen nine must have been something fine/ and what a way to start your life to be// forty years ago in San Francisco/ my aunt Jewel told this tale to me/ in the pale light of the moon I thank her for this tune/ and I wonder what’s she’s wondering about me.” The instrumentation on the album is gorgeous, helped in part by an A-list of local musicians such as Kenny Blackwell, Damon Castillo (who produced some of the songs), Craig Nuttycombe (who also produced a couple of tracks), Louie Ortega, and many more. “I got all these people together and labored over it,” Yelda said. “I spent a lot of time on the vocals. It was a daunting endeavor, and now I want to share it with people.” You might not be able to leave your PHOTO COURTESY OF CARL ADAMS

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Wayne Walcoff, and Brent Williams. March 26, 10 p.m.1 a.m. Free. 805-595-4764. Frog and Peach Pub, 728 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, frogandpeachpub.com.

THE BEL CANTO RINGERS: HAND BELL CONCERT SLOUMC’s hand bell choir will hold its annual concert in conjunction with the Beacon Art Show. Plus refreshments. All ages welcomed. March 29, 3-4:30 p.m. Free. 805-543-7580. sloumc.com. SLO United Methodist Church, 1515 Fredericks St., San Luis Obispo.

CABARET SINGING AND PERFORMANCE CLASS Come improve your vocal skills so that you have more fun singing cabaret, Broadway, and karaoke. Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $145 for 8 weeks; $20 to drop-in. 805-400-5335. Cabaret805.com. Cuesta College, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

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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.

INGA SWEARINGEN CONCERT Inga Swearingen, Jeff Miley, Dylan Johnson, and Britta Swearingen perform jazz, folk, and blues music in this third concert benefitting music programs in our local schools. March 29, 3-5 p.m. $20. 805-544-2133. mtcarmelslo.org. Mount Carmel Lutheran Church, 1701 Frederciks St, San Luis Obispo.

LIVE MUSIC AND FROG AND PEACH Enjoy live music and craft beer seven nights a week. ongoing Complimentary admission. Frog and Peach Pub, 728 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, 805-595-4764, frogandpeachpub.com. LIVE MUSIC AT MOTHER’S TAVERN Fridays, 7:3010:30 p.m. Free. 805-541-8733. motherstavern.com. Mother’s Tavern, 725 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo.

LUNA LOUNGE WITH JASON PEREZ SLO native and co-founder of Soul Dust Productions, Jason Perez. March 19, 9:30-11:30 p.m. lunaredslo.com. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243.

LUNA LOUNGE WITH JILL KNIGHT Join Luna Red in the Late Night lounge for craft cocktails, tasty bites, and good vibes. March 21, 9:30-11:30 p.m. lunaredslo. com. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243. LUNA LOUNGE WITH LAUREN HALL Join Luna Red

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in the late night lounge for soul/pop music by singer songwriter Lauren Hall. Her stylings are a mix between Adele and Alicia Keys, with a classic twist. March 28, 9:30-11:30 p.m. lunaredslo.com. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243.

LUNA LOUNGE WITH MILL ST. COMBO The Mill Street Combo’s performance style ranges from bebop swing to jazz blues, rock and funk fusion. March 19, 9-11 p.m. lunaredslo.com. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243. LUNA LOUNGE WITH XENIA FLORES Xenia Flores, an independent artist and California native puts a new spin on indie/folk music in Luna Red’s Late night Lounge. Blending her precise vibratos with attentive, honest lyrics, she creates a dream like realm that her audience can confide in. March 26, 9-11 p.m. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243.

MAC POWELL March 26, 8-11 p.m. $40. fremontslo. com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, 805-546-8600.

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from Los Angeles, musician Max green performs on our Avila Beach patio March 28, 3-6 p.m. Free. 626-5347317. PierFront Wine & Brew, 480 Front Street, Avila Beach, pierfrontwineandbrew.com.

MIDDLE EARTH IN THE MIDDLE KINGDOM: SLO WINDS ORCHESTRA & CUESTA WIND ENSEMBLE The San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra and the Cuesta Wind Ensemble present their annual joint concert, featuring the best of the wind band’s repertoire. March 21, 7:30 p.m. Varies. 805-546-3198. Cuesta College, Highway 1, San Luis Obispo.

NOCHE CALIENTE Fridays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. 805-541096. slograd.com. The Graduate, 990 Industrial Way, San Luis Obispo. TAJ MAHAL QUARTET March 28, 7-11 p.m. $40 - $67. 805-329-5725. fremontslo.com. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH Spring 2020 Tour. March 23, 8-11 p.m. $31. 805-329-5725. The Fremont Theater, 1035 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo, fremontslo.com. TRIPPED UP AND CENTRAL COAST BREW

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TAP TAKEOVER Local reggae and brewery, Central Coast Brew, perform and takeover. Giveaways, great music, and local beer can be enjoyed at the patio and bar. March 21, 3-6 p.m. Free. 626-534-7317. PierFront Wine & Brew, 480 Front Street, Avila Beach, pierfrontwineandbrew.com. SOUTH COAST SLO COU NT Y

ACOUSTIC SUNDAYS Sundays, 3-6 p.m. Seaventure Restaurant, 100 Oceanview Ave., Pismo Beach, 805779-1779, seaventure.com.

AMERICA’S DIAMOND LIVE STARRING JAY WHITE Jay White is Neil Diamond in this amazing tribute, which he has performed over 9,000 times to fans all over the world including an unprecedented 8-year run in Las Vegas. March 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $45 - $58. 805-5899444. clarkcenter.org. Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande.

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JOHN LYLE LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. March 21, 1-4 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html. LIVE MUSIC ON THE PATIO Local acts perform every Saturday. Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. Maverick Saloon, 3687 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez, 805-686-4785, mavericksaloon.org. LOW DOWN DUDES LIVE Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. March 22, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/entertainment.html.

NOONTIME CONCERT WITH OPERA SANTA BARBARA Join the Wildling for a special Noontime PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAELA CAMPO

BLUES MASTERS JAM Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, AG, 1462 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, 805-474-8525, figmtnbrew.com/. BURNING, BAD AND COOL Enjoy southern fried

soul, and blues dipped in thick, sweet harmony. March 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 805-773-6563. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach, puffersofpismo.com/.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC Enjoy live music and food on the patio. Fridays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 805489-9099. branchstreeetdeli.com. Branch Street Deli, 203 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande.

LIDO LIVE Live music at Lido at Dolphin Bay. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805773-8900. thedolphinbay.com/lido. Lido Restaurant at Dolphin Bay, 2727 Shell Beach Rd., Pismo Beach. LIVE MUSIC AT PUFFERS Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 805-773-6563. puffersofpismo.com. Puffers of Pismo, 781 Price St., Pismo Beach.

LIVE MUSIC AT SCOTTY’S Enjoy live music from local artists, cocktails, and food. Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Scotty’s Bar and Grill, 750 Price St., Pismo Beach, 805773-1922, scottysbarpismo.com.

MUSIC OF THE 1970S: SLO VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE Fabulous favorite songs from the decade of disco and folk music, performed with a lush choral treatment, by duets, small ensembles, and the entire 50 plus person choir. March 26, 7-9 p.m., March 28, 7-9 p.m. and March 29, 3-5 p.m. $10-$40. my805tix.com. The Monarch Club at Trilogy Monarch Dunes, 1645 Trilogy Parkway, Nipomo, 805343-7530.

WEDNESDAYS: LIVE MUSIC Enjoy live music in the fireplace room. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Seaventure Restaurant, 100 Oceanview Ave., Pismo Beach, 805-779-1779, seaventure.com.

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DANTE MARSH AND THE VIBE SETTERS LIVE Musician-in-Residence at the winery for the month of March. Fridays, 4:30-7:30 p.m. through March 27 Complimentary. Presqu’ile Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile Dr., Santa Maria, 805-937-8110, presquilewine.com.

HAVANA NIGHTS Enjoy live music acts, including Victor Valencia and others. Fridays, 7-9 p.m. Cubanissimo Cuban Coffee House, 4869 S. Bradley Rd., Orcutt. LIVE MUSIC AT COSTA DE ORO Enjoy live music and complimentary appetizers every week. Thursdays, Fridays, 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Free. Costa De Oro Winery, 1331 S. Nicholson Ave., Santa Maria, 805-922-1468, cdowinery.com.

LIVE MUSIC AT NAUGHTY OAK Enjoy a different musical act and food vendor every Friday evening. Fridays, 5:30 p.m. Free admission. Naughty Oak Brewing Co., 165 S Broadway St. suite 102, Orcutt, 805-287-9663, naughtyoak.com.

LIVE MUSIC AT O’SULLIVAN’S Featuring live entertainment from local and touring alternative, indie, rock, punk, reggae, ska, alt-country, and other left-ofcenter musicians several times throughout each month. ongoing Free. O’Sullivan’s Pub, 633 E. Main St., Santa Maria, 805-925-0658, osullivanspub.net.

LIVE MUSIC AT PRESQU’ILE Different acts every third Friday evening. Third Friday of every month, 4-6 p.m. Free. Presqu’ile Winery, 5391 Presqu’ile Dr., Santa Maria, 805-937-8110, presquilewine.com.

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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, 805243-8398, lompocwinefactory.com.

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Luna Red in SLO is planning to present indie-folk artist Xenia Flores on Thursday, March 26, from 9 to 11 p.m. This concert is part of Luna Red’s Late Night Lounge series. Admission to the show is complimentary. Call (805) 540-5243 or visit lunaredslo.com to find out more. —Caleb Wiseblood

Concert in the galleries with Opera Santa Barbara. March 25, 12-1 p.m. Free. 805-688-1082. wildlingmuseum.org. Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, 1511-B Mission Dr., Solvang.

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No outside food or drinks allowed. March 21, 5-8 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html.

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purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. March 20, 6-9 p.m. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern.com/ entertainment.html.

TOM BALL AND KENNY SULTAN LIVE Enjoy a blend of guitar and harmonica blues, and rags, and good time music. Food and drinks available for purchase. No outside food or drinks allowed. Sundays, 1:15-4 p.m. Free. Cold Spring Tavern, 5995 Stagecoach Rd., Santa Barbara, 805-967-0066, coldspringtavern. com/entertainment.html.

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Brian Reeves. Singles and couples from all levels of experience are welcome. Mondays, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. $10-$15. 888-395-4965. atownballroom.com. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero.

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FAMILY FRIENDLY OPEN MIC An open mic for all ages hosted by Professor Matt Saxking Tuttle. Fridays, Saturdays, 5-7 p.m. Free. San Simeon Lodge Restaurant, 9520 Castillo Dr., San Simeon.

Come learn a variety of ballroom, swing, and latin dances. Mondays, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. $10. 888-3954965. atownballroom.com/. Atascadero Agricultural Hall, 5035 Palma Ave., Atascadero.

OPEN MIC WITH MATT SAXKING TUTTLE All ages and skill levels welcome. Saturdays, 5-8 p.m. through April 16 Free. 916-694-9466. San Simeon Lodge Lounge, 9520 Castillo Dr., San Simeon.

LINE DANCING AT THE CASTLE WITH JOEL HOFFMAN March 20, 5-8 p.m. Free. 805-369-6100.

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Late Night lounge for craft cocktails, tasty bites, and good vibes. March 27, 9:30-11:30 p.m. lunaredslo.com. Luna Red, 1023 Chorro St., San Luis Obispo, 805-540-5243.

ZUMBA AT THE Y Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program. Mondays-Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. sloymca.org/Classes. SLO County YMCA, 1020 Southwood Dr., San Luis Obispo, 805-543-8235.

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DJ CAMOTE Thursdays, 5 p.m. Harry’s Night Club And Beach Bar, 690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach, 805-7731010, harryspismobeach.com.

Mic, Michelle Morrow presents a featured singer/ songwriter each Monday evening. The event is an unconventional open mic session with a unique format. Email uncorkthemic@gmail.com to sign up. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. Free. 805-772-5055. staxwinebar. com/events2/. Stax Wine Bar & Bistro, 1099 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

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Great American Melodrama suspends Sherlock Holmes

The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville’s production of Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of the Four opened on Thursday, March 12, and was scheduled to run through Sunday, April, 26. As of March 16, the show is temporarily suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. No dates were listed for when the show would resume. Adapted by Rick Robinson from Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel, this comedic mystery follows Holmes and Watson as they investigate the “Sign of the Four,” a trademark found at the scene of multiple murders. A cast of five actors will portray dozens of different roles throughout the production. Tickets to the show range from $24 to $32. When the show resumes, performances of Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of the Four will be held Wednesday through Friday at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 6 p.m. Call (805) 489-2499 or check americanmelodrama.com for updates and details. The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville is located at 1863 Front St., Oceano.

South County Poetry cancels next open mic at Arroyo Grande Library

South County Poetry’s next monthly open mic reading at the Arroyo Grande Library, originally scheduled for Monday, March 23, has been canceled. The following reading is currently still scheduled for Monday, April 27, and will feature guest poet Nixson Borah. The group meets at the library on the fourth Monday of every month (except for May, when it switches to the third Monday, due to Memorial Day). Call (805) 473-7161 to find out more about the series. ∆ —Caleb Wiseblood

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an Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre’s Every Brilliant Thing, scheduled to premiere on May 12, is a one-person theatrical experience like no other, according to actor Kevin Harris. Harris, the play’s narrator, will enlist audience members to play key roles in the production dealing with topics of suicide, depression, loss, and hope. To allow for audience participation, the 100Worth seat theatre will be the wait reconfigured to permit Due to the coronavirus everyone equal access to outbreak, Every Brilliant the actor. Thing has been postponed “It’s a different and is now scheduled to animal. I actually love open on May 12 and run it,” show director Suzy through May 24. Visit slorep.org for updates in Newman said. “There’s the coming weeks. a lot of free-form.” “Given the rapidly The play is a changing situation, we partnership between won’t know until at least SLO Rep and March 29 if we will be Transitions-Mental able to reopen in May,” SLO Repertory Theatre’s Health Association website read at press time. (TMHA) and was IN THE THEATER After a rehearsal, director Suzy Newman, actor Kevin Harris, and Michael originally written by Kaplan of Transitions-Mental Health Association discuss Every Brilliant Thing, a play about depression, suicide, and hope. Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe. The narrative is told narrator’s girlfriend. Langere, who paints the about issues with his own children, he said. from the perspective of a 7-year-old boy whose This universality is a large part of Every scenes for the theatre, is playing Mrs. Patterson, mother has just tried to kill herself. In an effort a counselor/teacher who uses a sock puppet to keep her from doing it again, the boy creates Brilliant Thing’s power, Newman explained. “I don’t think there will be anyone who named Scooby to communicate with the boy. a list of every brilliant thing he can think of doesn’t relate to this play,” she said. Though the play deals with heavy themes, living for and leaves it on his mother’s pillow. Statistics bear this out. According to TMHA, the production is made lighter with music and The first item on the list is ice cream, and a local nonprofit that provides services to humorous moments throughout its 70-minute throughout the boy’s life, the list grows as he residents living with runtime. Rehearsal passes quickly with lots of and others add to it. mental illness, 1 in 5 people laughter, some tears, and moments of reflection— Harris, who’s also SLO experience mental health emotions and experiences that most audience Rep’s managing artist challenges in their lifetime. members of Every Brilliant Thing will likely have. director, first heard about “It gets to the heart At the conclusion of each show, following a Every Brilliant Thing from of what we do,” Michael brief intermission, the cast plans to return an actor he’d previously Kaplan, community to the stage for an optional talkback session. worked with. The format engagement director at Cast members and mental health experts from and subject matter drew TMHA, said of Every TMHA will be on hand, and audience members him in. On a personal level, Brilliant Thing. “It will be encouraged to stay to discuss the play, Harris said it’s a reminder provokes conversation about ask questions, or share their thoughts. of his own past struggle mental wellness. This is a Like every good piece of theater, Newman with depression. wonderful production people said, Every Brilliant Thing will spur “Mental health wise, I will talk about.” lived a charmed life, until I conversations that hopefully continue after the During a March 10 didn’t,” he said. “It all went lights go down. rehearsal performance of haywire. “The heart of what theater does,” she said, the play at SLO Rep, Harris “is get to the heart of us.” ∆ “I sent up red flags,” delivers passion, emotion, Harris said of being put on a and energy. He interacts 72-hour involuntary mental Arts Writer Rebecca Howes is making a list. with those who have agreed health evaluation hold. Send arts story tips to rhowes@newtimesslo.com. to run lines with him, like “I was dealing with postKaplan, Jo Jackson, and divorce depression.” Help is out there Lisa Langere. Harris said that he was • Transitions-Mental Health Association SLO Hotline: Jackson, who is very raised in a “family based on (800) 783-0607 The SLO Hotline is a free confidential mental EVOCATIVE SHOW SLO Rep’s active with SLO Rep and avoidance,” in which people health support, crisis, and suicide prevention telephone line and Every Brilliant Thing is a onemental health. volunteers with the theater, didn’t talk about important man show like no other, enlisting • SLO Mental Health Evaluation Team: (800) 838-1381 The audience members to participate in is playing different parts things. The actor is trying MHET responds to psychiatric emergency calls throughout San the production. during the rehearsal, to break that familial cycle Luis Obispo County. including Sam, the by finding ways to talk

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ALL TOGETHER The entire cast of To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday—left to right: Rachel Lewis (Elizabeth Umphenour), Kevin Dollof (Whitney Adams), David Lewis (Craig Culp), Esther Wheeler (Christine Miller), Paul Wheeler (Mark Klassen), Cindy Bayles (Lexi Sidders) and Gillian Lewis (Rayna Ortiz)—is onstage as Gillian’s ghost reminisces about past trips to their New England beach house.

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t’s not every day you get the chance to sit provided by David’s sister, Esther Wheeler at a table, sip wine, and nibble on cheese (Christine Miller), and brother-in-law, while watching an award-winning Paul (Mark Klassen), as well as Kevin play performed on a ballroom stage—and Dollof (Whitney Adams), who the couple because of COVID-19, it’s likely such a has brought to the beach house in an effort chance won’t come again for a few more to get David out of his funk. weeks, at least. But on Friday, March 13, Cindy, who always seems to be going about 50 people shared that experience at on a run or returning from one, is jealous opening night of To Gillian on Her 37th of Kevin. Birthday, a play written by Michael Brady Esther, who practices breathing and presented by Wine Country Theatre, at exercises while repeating, “In good, out the Park Ballroom in Paso Robles. shit,” is hilarious. Her husband, Paul, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday tells who is always telling jokes that she finds the story of 37-year-old widower David tedious, also provides comic relief. Lewis (Craig Culp), who lost his wife, It is this back-and-forth dynamic— Gillian (Rayna Ortiz), two years prior, after she fell from a mast she had climbed whether a serious dialogue about David up on the couple’s boat. moving on with his life or something Since his wife’s death, David left his funny between the rest of the cast—that teaching job, has ignored his family, and makes To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday has isolated himself at his New Castle, so relatable. Sometimes, those who love New Hampshire, beach house. He spends you make you laugh, and other times his time walking the beach and talking they make you cry. During this weekend to Gillian’s ghost. Set during the last in New Hampshire, as the group spends weekend of August, summer is coming to time reminiscing, drinking, laughing, an end, and what would be Gillian’s 37th yelling, and crying, they also learn the birthday is a day away. most important lesson: what it means to Tough subjects like love, loss, really be there for each other. depression, letting go, and moving on “The story is fresh and unpredictable. are approached with humor, wit, and I love the comedy and warmth in this compassion within an impressive set. show,” said director Brent Keast. “The As the play begins, the sound of waves play is powerful, and questions the crashing and crickets chirping bring an strength of human connection, capturing air of lightness to the room. Audience the emotional tribulations of a family laughter fills the ballroom as David and coping with the death of a family member his neighbor, teenager Cindy Bayles (Lexi Sidders), banter as they take turns while yearning for life.” looking through a telescope and naming In the wake of the coronavirus constellations on the back deck of the outbreak, Wine Country Theatre has house. The chemistry between the actors put this production on hold until further is evident and the audience is amused. notice. Stay tuned, though, because the When David finds small nonprofit theater himself alone, after group expects to pick it up Stay tuned ignoring his daughter’s where it left off, at David’s To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, pleas to come inside, he is summer beach house. ∆ which opened March 13 at the melancholy and calls out Park Ballroom in Paso Robles, is to his wife’s ghost, “Gill.” A currently on hold amid the COVIDArts Writer Rebecca sorrowful look crosses his 19 crisis. Wine Country Theatre Howes cannot wait for face as the scene ends. plans to pick the show up where her next visit to the Wine it left off once things settle down. Though the material Visit winecountrytheatre.com for Country Theatre. Send is heavy at times, the updates. arts story tips to rhowes@ play is filled with more newtimesslo.com. lighthearted moments


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ave Wilson directs this sci-fi action film with Vin Diesel as Ray Garrison, a slain soldier brought back to life and outfitted with regenerative powers, making him virtually indestructible. Unbeknownst to him, he’s part of a secret project carting out extrajudicial killings, though he thinks he’s avenging his murdered wife (Talulah Riley). Glen This is the sort of middling film critics love to pan, and indeed, there’s a lot not to be impressed by here. The very premise is repetitive. The small amount of charm found in the trailer—with Diesel’s character asking if a song is playing on a loop—isn’t even in the film. It’s the sort of schlocky paint-by-numbers action we’ve seen again and again. Still, I found myself entertained. Diesel’s a dependable lead, and while there’s nothing here that requires much effort of him beyond looking hulking, squinting, and pulverizing his opponents, it’s still a bit of fun. The bad guy is Dr. Emil Harting (Guy Pearce), who runs the project that brought Garrison back to life and also made cyborg-like soldiers out of KT (Eiza González), who’s alive because of a breathing apparatus implanted in her neck; Jimmy Dalton (Sam Heughan), who’s outfitted with two prosthetic blades for feet; and some other henchman character so forgettable I can’t even remember what his enhancement is. KT is the only one of the quartet of baddies who’s got a conscience and questions how they’re manipulating Garrison to carrying out the killing. But since Harting can cut off her breathing with the push of a button, she’s at his mercy. The film’s basically about Garrison CATCH AN realizing he’s Harting’s beatdown on puppet and finding a

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Editor’s note: By now you’re no doubt aware that local theaters have closed for the foreseeable future, so we’ve selected a few of the best films available at either Redbox or on Netflix. Select Redbox and Netflix listings as of Friday, March 20

EX MACHINA (2014)

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Netflix How will artificial intelligence develop, and when and if it does, how can it be controlled? That’s the question at the heart of this provocative and fascinating film from first-time director Alex Garland, who wrote this film as well as 28 Days Later and Sunshine, among others.

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way out. If you’re in the mood for a couple hours of mayhem, it’s worth a matinee if action flicks are your thing. Anna Repetitive is right, and this one just didn’t hold my attention. The whole idea of nanobytes that heal and regenerate immediately is an interesting way of creating a super soldier, but Garrison is less interested in Harting’s missions and sets his sights on vengeance for the wife he begins to remember. Harting is an evil genius who isn’t all that scary; he’s more like a dude who has never been said no to. He wants his soldiers to fall in line, but he doesn’t know what Garrison is really capable of. He can literally shut down his soldiers at the press of a button, and it just feels MANIPULATOR Dr. Emil Harting (Guy Pearce, left) resurrects slain soldier Ray Garrison (Vin too easy for me. He’s playing with Diesel) and sends him on a series of assassinations under the guise that Garrison is avenging his fire, so you know in the end he’s murdered wife. going to get burned. This role very well could have been Diesel—he is this one more than I did. be beat, where’s the tension, right? The brooding and buff, the tough guy with Glen Garrison’s motivation is his love more I think about the film, the less I a soft spot for the woman he loves. It’s for his wife, who he “remembers” being like it. This is the epitome of mindless pretty predictable. The extended fight killed by a revolving door of different entertainment. scenes didn’t do a whole lot for me, but faces—men that Harting wants killed. Anna You’re right—it’s one you don’t I’m not surprised. Action films can be a That love for a good woman is sort of a want to think about too hard because tough sell for me, especially if there isn’t sweet idea, but what happens if Garrison it loses whatever value it had when you much going on storyline-wise. Bloodshot learns the truth? All that’s left is pure do. I was frankly more entertained by revenge against the man pulling his fell somewhere in the middle—a bit of a the trailer, and when even those brief strings. The problem is Harting isn’t story and a bunch of action. I wouldn’t few moments aren’t in the film, it’s much of an opponent, so the stand in is give it a rewatch, but it wasn’t a waste disappointing. KT brings in Wilfred Jimmy, who augments his snazzy blade Wigans (Lamorne Morris), an expert of time either. If over-the-top action gets feet with some prosthetic extra arms, hacker who wrote the code Harting’s guys your engines revving, you’ll probably dig which if you’ve seen the used to program Garrison. He’s kookie trailer, you’ll know what and meant to bring some wacky fun to I’m talking about. He and the cast, but his character too falls pretty Garrison battle it out on flat. Soon enough, the bad guys can’t a high-rise, but one of the control our hero and thus we are given problems with this epic the epic high-rise battle that I found battle royal is that we by this pretty boring. There’s just not a whole lot here that is anything but mediocre. time know that Garrison Granted, I’m not the target audience is literally indestructible. There’s no question he’s going for this film, but if it turns into a multimovie franchise, I will certainly be to best Jimmy, and the film is basically a setup to coming skipping the sequels. It does have some entertainment value, but unless you want sequels where Garrison, to see the action up close and personal, unshackled from Harting’s this flick can wait for home viewing. ∆ evil plan, gets to mete out justice on his own terms with Split Screen is written by Senior Staff his new love interest KT. I Writer Glen Starkey and freelancer Anna can’t imagine the coming ASS WHOOPIN’ Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel, left) puts the Starkey. Contact them at gstarkey@ sequels will be any more Jimmy Dalton (Sam Heughan). newtimesslo.com. gripping. If Garrison can’t

For all intents and purposes, the film has just three characters and one location. Nathan (Oscar Isaac) is a computer genius but also a grand manipulator—intense, cryptic, and secretive—and the owner of the world’s largest internet company. Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson) is intelligent, earnest, yet naïve. He thinks he’s been brought to Nathan’s remote home as a reward for his coding expertise, but it soon becomes clear Nathan has chosen him to conduct a modified version of the Turing test, in which a human unknowingly interacts with a computer to determine if it’s human or machine. In this case, there’s no question that Ava (Alicia Vikander) is a machine. One look at her see-through mesh-like body and wiring can tell Caleb that. The real test is can she convince Caleb that his

allegiance should be with her and not Nathan, who has created her but also trapped her in his compound. Part Blade Runner, part Frankenstein, part cat-and-mouse mystery—the film is a thrill to watch, provided you can suspend your disbelief and ignore some glaring plot contrivances and loopholes that inevitably plague a film as visionary and ambitious as this one. The tension is palpable throughout, even from Caleb’s first interaction with Nathan, who Isaac plays with a delicious malice that vacillates between contrived bro-like casualness to madscientist glee. Who is he? A genius? Evil incarnate? Power mad? Full of hubris? All of these? And why does Ava—a machine—elicit more sympathy from the audience than Nathan, or even Caleb, who in one telling moment begins to

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REVIEW SCORING FULL PRICE .... It’s worth the price of an evening showing MATINEE ........ Save a few bucks, catch an afternoon showing RENT IT .......... It’s worth a rental STREAM IT ..... Wait ’til Netflix has it NOTHING ........ Don’t waste your time question his own humanity? This is a film that deserves a second viewing. It’s replete with layers of meaning that get to the very heart of what makes us human and what constitutes true intelligence. Is artificial intelligence the next stage of human evolution? Will its creation lead to the destruction of humanity? In the end, the film raises more questions than provides answers, but it’s highly entertaining—especially for thinkers who enjoy a thorny, twisty mystery. It also suggests that the characteristics we most praise in ourselves—empathy, ambition, capacity for love, tenacity—are the very things that make us most vulnerable. (86 min.) —Glen Starkey MOVIES continued page 35

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HELL OR HIGH WATER (2016)

What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Netflix David Mackenzie (Starred Up, Perfect Sense, Hallam Foe) directs Taylor Sheridan’s (Sicario) crime drama script about brothers Tanner (Ben Foster) and Toby Howard (Chris Pine), the former an ex-con and the latter a divorced dad, who turn to robbing branches of the bank threatening to foreclose on their West Texas family farm in an effort to save it. Jeff Bridges stars as soon-to-retire Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton, who with his half-Comanche partner, Alberto Parker (Gil Birmingham), go in hot pursuit. Ambiguous morality is on full display here, and the lines between right and wrong couldn’t be murkier. About the only “character” that is clearly “bad” is the Texas Midland Bank, which convinced the Howard brothers’ ailing mother to reverse-mortgage the family farm, paid her back property taxes to put her further in debt to them, and plans to foreclose on the property, upon which oil was discovered, essentially cheating the Howards out of their property and oil revenues worth $50,000 a month. Ex-con Tanner is clearly the worse of the two brothers, but he’s also fiercely loyal, funny, and brave. He’s almost admirable. Toby has never been in trouble with the law and loves his kids, but he’s an absentee father, willing to rob banks, and isn’t above beating a man senseless. These two are classic antiheroes. Meanwhile, Ranger Hamilton mercilessly hands out racist taunts to his mixed-race partner, the half-Comanche half-Mexican devout Christian Ranger Parker. They’re the good guys, but I couldn’t help rooting for the Hamilton brothers, whose cause was worthy but not their course of action. If you liked No Country for Old Men, you’ll like this too. It’s a modern day existentialist Western. Cinematographer Giles Nuttgens beautifully films Texas’s wide-open spaces, but his camera frequently lingers over shuttered businesses, derelict vehicles, and predatory billboard advertisements for loans and check cashing joints. Through the supporting characters—the bank tellers, waitresses, and townspeople—Texas itself becomes a character. On the one hand, it’s about resiliency, where everyone’s packing a gun and believes in vigilante justice. The towns are broke and broken, but the people who live there are proud though conflicted. Even though the banks have made their lives harder and preyed on the Texans, their sense of injustice leads them to take potshots at the brothers. During their second robbery, an old man (Buck Taylor, who played Newly in Gunsmoke), shoots as they leave. At another point, about five pickup trucks of gun-toting townspeople follow the brothers as they make their getaway. If they knew the impetus behind the brothers’ actions, these same people would probably be applauding them. The complicated morality of the story, the well developed characters, and the unpredictability of the plot combine to make this one of the best films of the summer of 2016. (102 min.) —Glen

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Told in three acts, Moonlight explores a character and a world rarely seen in cinema. Chiron lives in a run-down area of Miami with his single mom (Naomie Harris), who’s drifting in to drug addiction. His schoolmates tease Chiron, and his only friend is Kevin (Jaden Piner). Told episodically, we see Chiron—known as “Little” due to his size and shy personality— get chased into a “dope hole” by some bullies. Local drug dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali) comes to his rescue, and takes Chiron out for a meal and later to the home he shares with his girlfriend Teresa (Janelle Monáe). Juan sees something of himself in Chiron and becomes a father figure to him. He teaches him to swim, and in the film’s most tender scene, Chiron asks Juan what a faggot is. Juan wisely says, “It’s a word people use to hurt gay people.” Chiron asks, “Am I a faggot?” To which Juan replies, “No. You may be gay.” In the second act, Chiron is a skinny teenager who has become the target of Terrel (Patrick Decile), a bully, but who still maintains a friendship with Kevin (now played by Jharrel Jerome). We see Chiron’s sexual awakening, but we also see a dramatic turn in his life, which sets up the final act that finds Chiron coming full circle and becoming exactly like his mentor Juan, the drug dealer who hooked Chiron’s mother on drugs. In the final act, Chiron tries to reconcile with Kevin (now played by André Holland), who questions who Chiron has become. The ending is left open, suggesting Chiron’s life might still be rewritten. Despite the open ending, however, Moonlight plays like a tragedy that unfolds like a poem, a deeply personal story about a life most of us will never encounter, but also a socio-political treatise on depressed neighborhoods of color, homosexuality, and grinding poverty. Watching Chiron navigate through his dangerous world, deal with his emotionally abusive mother, cling to any shred of normalcy in Juan and Teresa’s home, try to understand his sexuality, and find a way to cope through adopting a thug persona is nothing short of mesmerizing and heartbreaking. The acting throughout is incredible, and the story is artfully, tenderly, achingly told. Ultimately, the film upends media’s depiction of young black men, instead portraying a poignant pathway to lost youth. This may be the best film of the year. [In fact, it did with three 2017 Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor for Mahershala Ali.] (111 min.) —Glen

COMPLICATED CHARACTER Mahershala Ali won the 2017 Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Juan, a drug dealer who mentors a young gay boy while hooking the boy’s mother on drugs, in Moonlight, which also won Best Picture of the Year and is currently available on Netflix.

A QUIET PLACE (2018)

What’s it rated? PG-13 What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Redbox (and Hulu) Director and co-writer John Krasinski (Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, Promised Land, The Hollars) helms this horror story, co-written by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, about the Abbott family—father Lee (Krasinski), pregnant mother Evelyn (Emily Blunt), and kids Beau (Cade Woodward), Marcus (Noah Jupe), and deaf daughter Regan (Millicent Simmonds)—who must live in utter silence to protect themselves from deadly creatures that hunt by sound. While the synopsis may sound like standardissue sci-fi horror, A Quiet Place is instead throatclenchingly tense and a thoroughly thoughtful meditation on parenthood, family, and guilt. The film isn’t concerned with where the creatures come from or how they got there. Yes, we see a few newspaper front pages— with headlines suggesting it’s a worldwide phenomenon—that are pinned up in Lee’s workshop, where he tirelessly toils to improve his daughter Regan’s hearing aid. A scrawledon white board asks, “Weaknesses,” but the creatures appear to be indestructible—they’re all gill-like earflaps and sharp teeth on longlimbed grasshopper-like bodies that can tear a human to pieces. Because the creatures are blind and don’t appear to have a sense of smell, the film ups the terror level since the creatures can be in the very same room but not know someone’s there ... provided the person stays absolutely silent. The few remaining pockets of civilization are in total survival mode, and every night, Lee climbs to the top of an ominous grain silo on their secluded farm and lights a signal fire, waiting as a handful of others light up in the distance. Lee also tinkers with his ham radio, trying to find if anywhere is safe, but to no avail. The family’s day-to-day existence is silently picking crops and doing chores, giving the kids reading and math lessons, preparing a soundproof box with an oxygen supply to deafen the cries of their impending baby, and occasionally venturing to a nearby town to scavenge through abandoned stores; and to a river to collect fish they’ve caught in baskets. All they have is each other, and Lee and Evelyn’s primary and immediate goal is to keep their children safe. The film is nearly silent, with almost all dialogue mouthed and accompanied by American Sign Language. It’s a fresh and remarkable take on the horror genre, with scenes that will have you white-knuckling the

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arm of your couch or silently crying to yourself in empathy for the family’s plight. It’s just brilliant! If you’ve read anything about the film, you’ve no doubt learned that Blunt, who’s married to Krasinski, suggested a friend of hers for the role of Evelyn, but after reading the script, she asked her husband to give her the role instead. Well, Blunt is simply incredible as Evelyn. She owns the character, and her birth scene will go down in the history of horror as one of the most gripping sequences ever set to film (well, probably video, but you know what I’m saying). It’s also worth mentioning that deaf Regan is played by a deaf actress, and Krasinski said she was important to give the role authenticity as well as helping the other actors learn sign language. Most recent horror movies have bored me due to a lack of scares, flat characters, or hackneyed writing and direction. A Quiet Place falls prey to none of that, and it offers a badass but open ending, which I found hopeful though my wife didn’t—that’s deft filmmaking in my book. [A Quiet Place II was due to be released this Friday, March 20, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of theaters, the release has been indefinitely postponed.] (90 min.) —Glen

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THE WITCH (2015) What’s it rated? R What’s it worth? Full price Where’s it showing? Netflix Writer-director Robert Eggers makes his feature-length debut with The Witch, set in 1630 New England. Devout Christians William (Ralph Ineson) and Katherine (Kate Dickie) are banished from a colonial plantation after William accuses church leaders of being false Christians, so they and their five children leave and begin a quiet homesteading life at the edge of an ominous forest, but then their animals turn malevolent, their crops fail, and their newborn son disappears. Paranoia takes over, and teenage daughter Thomasin (Anya Taylor-Joy) is accused of witchcraft, leading to the family’s unraveling. The horror film won Best Director Prize in the U.S. Narrative Competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. I have to admit I wasn’t expecting this film. It’s got nothing in common with most contemporary horror films. Its vibe is closer to The Wicker Man (1973) than anything in recent memory, and it’s more a psychological mystery than scary horror. Trying to firmly set itself in its 1630 period through dress, speech, manner, and props, it

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A MATCH MADE IN HELL Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) meets Nevada (Rosario Dawson) in 2019’s hilarious horrorcomedy Zombieland: Double Tap, available in Redbox.

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Ruben Fleischer (Venom, Gangster Squad) directs this sequel to his 2009 comedy horror film, Zombieland, about four survivors—Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone), and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin)—navigating a zombie apocalypse wasteland. In this follow-up, they slay a whole lot of zombies and encounter other survivors such as Madison (Zoey Deutch), Nevada (Rosario Dawson), Berkeley (Avan Jogia), Albuquerque (Luke Wilson), and Flagstaff (Thomas Middleditch). Somehow, Bill Murray—slain in the original—returns to play himself. Set a few years after the original, this sequel finds America still overrun by zombies. Our four seasoned protagonists have gotten so good at killing zombies that they’ve even developed a taxonomy: Homers are the slow, easy-to-kill dimwitted zombies; Ninjas are the crafty zombies that can sneak up on you; and Hawkings are the super-smart zombies that are hard to evade. To spice things up, there’s a new kind of zombie, the T-800, a relentless, nearly un-killable zombie. The four are living in the White House— yes, that White House—but they’re feeling restless, especially Little Rock, who’s tired of Tallahassee’s mothering and wants to meet someone her own age. Even Columbus and Wichita’s romance is becoming strained. Naturally, change is in the air. What follows is something of a road movie, albeit one populated by flesh-eating monsters and other survivors. Filled with the same pithy dialogue and gore of the original, Double Tap ups the ante with a bunch of new characters, a trip to Graceland, the search for a hippie utopia called Babylon, and a spectacular conclusion … that then gets even better

during the credits with a flashback to the first day of the zombie apocalypse. The whole affair is a hoot! One of the running gags in the Zombieland reality is that you can take whatever you want. We see Van Gogh paintings hanging on the wall, when Columbus asks Wichita to marry him, he proposes with The Hope Diamond, and when they arrive at Graceland and see it fallen to ruin, they discover that Nevada (Dawson) has decorated her house with everything from the King’s blue suede shoes to his white jumpsuit. Dawson is a terrific addition to the cast. She’s a badass and just the kind of largerthan-life woman to attract the larger-thanlife Tallahassee. Yes, of course Harrelson dons the jumpsuit! You can tell the whole cast is having fun making this film. Of course, this is a minor entertainment. It’s not trying to outdo the original, just recapture its magic. It’s just a breezy, gagfilled romp. Quintessential dumb blonde, Madison (Zoey Deutch), is the butt of a lot of jokes, but even she has a little character arc as she learns to use sarcasm. Little Rock realizes that hippie-musician Berkeley is a poser and that she’s much too tough for him. All the main characters, who spend this sequel searching for a home to call their own, eventually realize that their home can be found in one another. It’s not exactly profound but it is sweet. Mostly, Zombieland 2 is fun, and sometimes that’s all you need out of a movie. (99 min.) ∆ —Glen New Times movie reviews are complied by Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey. Contact him at gstarkey@newtimesslo.com.

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I’ve always been extremely nostalgic toward this film (I grew up playing the When? 1994 Super Nintendo video game) but the What’s it rated? PG-13 Gould revelation adds a bit more validity Where? Amazon Prime, Tubi to my stance against its unfavorable t’s the end of the world as we know it, critical reception. I think it’s a lot more and I feel like watching Double Dragon, clever and charming than critics at the time gave it credit for—13 percent on a colorful, escapist, post-apocalyptic Rotten Tomatoes, yikes! martial arts adventure that recently Take the film’s imaginative, futuristic got added to Amazon Prime (free for setting for example: Los Angeles in ... members). My fascination with this 1994 video 2007, “a few years after the big quake.” I distinctly remember watching the film game adaptation—part of that early on VHS during the early 2000s and to mid-’90s trend along with Super asking my dad about the concept. “Yep, Mario Bros., Street Fighter, and Mortal there’s gonna be a big earthquake in Kombat—increased immensely in California! We’re way overdue,” he said recent years upon discovering it was nonchalantly. co-written by Peter Gould (of Breaking I immediately envisioned our future Bad and Better Call Saul fame). PHOTO COURTESY OF IMPERIAL ENTERTAINMENT looking exactly as Double Dragon predicted: halfdestroyed skyscrapers and Warriors-esque gangs (each with its own flamboyant theme) everywhere you look. Is it weird to say I was kind of excited? And impatient even. 2007 seemed so far away at the time, and I was dying to join the EVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD: PowerMailmen someday (yes, one of the gangs hungry crime lord Koga Shuko (Robert Patrick) seeks featured in the film is out a magical medallion in the 1994 video-game themed as a group of adaptation, Double Dragon.

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hat happens when a really amazing chef opens a distillery? Food appears. Education seeps in. And then all the people who normally wouldn’t want to visit a distillery come out to the new hangout on Traffic Way. Carrying out a stunningly pretty bottle of organic Forager gin, I left Central Coast Distillery with a new respect for owner and distiller Eric Olson. I’m thinking it’s going to go well with Campari, possibly garnished with a wildflower and a slice of lime. Maybe a splash of just foraged elderberry syrup that Olson was talking about. The next thing I’ll try is his vodka distilled from raw honey—hence the name he calls his welcome little tasting room in A-town, the Bee Box. He makes a gorgeous cocktail with all those spirits he crafts by hand. His shelf of mixers looks a bit like an apothecary: mismatched jars filled with natural toned needles and sprigs and curious shapes of flora and fauna. Olson is an expert forager and—I say this with my serious face—he can use a real machete, and he has. He treks through the land and sea of SLO County to find the essential botanical elements for use in his cocktails, menus, and garnishes. Apparently, Olson comes from a long line of distillers. His ancestors were the first “druggists” in California, so during the PHOTO BY BETH GIUFFRE

TASTING SPIRIT A tasting of Central Coast Distillery’s Forager handcrafted spirits begins at this bar, where the owner will be pouring flights and cocktails made with foraged mixers and elixirs. Owner Eric Olson also holds regular classes in distillation, cocktail making, and garnishing.

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Prohibition era, they could legally dispense alcohol. They foraged and made their spirits in stills. It’s no wonder—when Olson was working as executive chef at Cello Ristorante and Bar in Allegretto, Paso Robles, he made those famous acorn pancakes. Now he’s making acorn vodka. “Anything the Indians and settlers did, I learned to do through the military or through my family,” Olson said, noting he’s also learned from traveling the world—22 countries to be exact. Born in Los Altos, California, Olson has attended three top culinary schools and has worked in some of the most esteemed restaurants in the state, but he said he learned just as much traveling abroad. “As I’d go, I’d taste their alcohols, taste their wines, and go to their distilleries,” Olson said. In his tenure in the restaurant business, Olson never shied away from making the occasional drink for a customer waiting for their bartender. And that gave him an idea. “I’m going to start making drinks that heal you,” Olson had said of his mindset to create a clean spirit. When he created the organically, naturally focused Centrally Grown in Cambria, he was introducing milk thistle and willow bark into his dishes. He began incorporating medicinal elements into his tonics and elixirs, such as natural herbs, botanicals, and buds— some foraged, some organically farmed. He’s learned a few things throughout the years about the power of food in healing, and this is something he carried throughout his 20-year career as a chef. Olson’s been working every shift, holding tastings and tours and classes in cocktail making, cooking, and distilling for Cal Poly students and professionals. And though he seems to think it’s nothin’, he’ll whip up ceviche from the local abalone farm, or a charcuterie platter, smoked fish, grilled panini, soups or homemade pizza on any given night. As a Le Cordon Bleu Paris-trained, world-traveled chef, he takes a culinary approach to everything, sourcing his spirits through local farmers,

CHEF TURNED DISTILLER You may know of Chef Eric Olson by reputation, as he’s been in the biz for 20 years. The master chef takes a culinary approach to making his organic gin, vodka distilled from raw honey, bourbon whiskey, and rum aged in bourbon barrels.

ranchers, and beekeepers. He produces a premium spirit line called Forager with a growing list of products produced and bottled in his distillery: CCOF and CDHS certified organic gin, vodka distilled from raw honey, rum aged in bourbon barrels, bourbon whiskey, orange liqueur, and brandy liqueur. Every bottle is produced and labeled in the immaculate, fully sustainable and Earth-conscious 650-square-foot facility. The Forager rum won the double gold medal at the International Spirit

Competition in Colorado, and the Forager vodka is also winning top awards. I pointed to the plaques on the wall. Didn’t you just open? I asked Olson. He smiled. I have a feeling he’s going to be winning more plaques. The gin I tasted will honor your martini glass with a jazz snap— clean and pure—distilled 10 times from vodka and bottled at 89 proof. Notes of mignonette pepper and coriander come through right away, and juniper berry lingers on the finish. FLAVOR continued page 38 PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY CENTRAL COAST DISTILLERY

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HANDCRAFTED LOCAL SPIRITS Forager is a family of uniquely handcrafted single-batch spirits made locally and bottled at the Central Coast Distillery in Atascadero.

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Olson makes his Forager brandy liqueur from Paso Robles late harvest zin. “It’s in the Prohibition style, so you can hide the alcohol in the wine,” he said. The downtown distillery location has been growing, and Olson said the city of Atascadero has been a hundred percent behind his new operation, which opened its brick-and-mortar last summer. Manuel Barba, from Traffic Records, set up a turntable upstairs with the latest in vinyl. Tyler and Shannon Clark at The Raconteur Room send people to Olson, and Olson sends people to them. He cooks the agave plants for the new CBD shop. Guys and gals from the nearby pilates studio, insurance company, and the Fine Arts Academy come over and visit from time to time. “All those people make a community,” Olson said with sincere gratitude for the warm welcome. “You know it takes a village to raise a village—that’s what’s doing this thing.” Oftentimes, breweries, wineries, and distilleries get so big, you rarely see the makers of the spirits, but if you go by Central Coast Distillery, you’ll undoubtedly see Olson himself. He knows what he’s doing, and he’ll take great care of you. ∆ Flavor writer Beth Giuffre loves foraging for delicious stories. Send herbs and other edible info to bgiuffre@newtimesslo.com.

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On March 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom asked wineries, bars, nightclubs, and brewpubs to close their doors to customers to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The governor’s request is not mandatory as of March 16, so check each venue’s website or get creative. The governor also asked restaurants to limit their venues to half-capacity or only serve take-out food. ... Following the governor’s order, as of March 18, the city of San Luis Obispo ordered that all bars, breweries, and wine-tasting facilities be closed to the public in response to the coronavirus pandemic. City Manager Derek Johnson also ordered all city restaurants to close indoor and outdoor seating, and they may only offer pickup or delivery food. The temporary restriction excludes production facilities that do not include customer or other public contact. Bars, breweries, pubs, or other alcohol establishments that include full meals provided by a full kitchen have to adhere to the restaurant guidelines and may provide only for pickup or delivery options. Coffee shops are considered “restaurants” and may continue to offer pick-up service, but can no longer provide indoor or outdoor seating for customers. All pick-up areas must provide adequate space for 6 feet of separation between waiting customers and provide for hand sanitation. The city has made free parking zones throughout downtown SLO to support restaurants’ ability to provide pick-up services to customers. “We all have a responsibility to protect our community during this emergency,” City Manager Johnson said in a statement. “The health and safety of our community remains our top priority.” ... The SLO Food Bank is working with its partners to serve neighbors in need,

while ensuring the health and safety of the community. “As schools close and businesses reduce operations, more of our fellow community members will need food assistance,” Donna Lewis, SLO Food Bank board president, said in a statement. The SLO Food Bank is currently working with the school districts and other partner agencies to ensure continuity of service and to set up additional food distributions of shelf-stable and fresh food. “Currently, we have more requests for food assistance than we can process,” said Tim Parker, director of operations. The Food Bank is also upping its sanitization and safety measures and is pre-bagging food to minimize crowds at distribution sites. That prep work means a greater need for volunteers and monetary donations. Volunteers must be 16 years or older, show no signs of respiratory illness, and follow all recommended guidelines to reduce the contact with and spread of COVID-19. Those interested in donating or volunteering should visit slofoodbank. org. If you or someone you know needs food, please visit the SLO Food Bank Food Locator, slofoodbank.org/foodlocator, to get up-to-date information on scheduled distributions or call the Food Bank at (805) 238-4664.

WINE TIME J Dusi Wines was scheduled to host its Zincursion event on March 22, but due to the state’s COVID-19 related request, the winery is currently closed for wine tastings. Starting March 17, you can still come by to pick up wine club orders and purchase wine at the tasting room, and they are offering curbside pickups. For anyone in SLO County who may be self-isolating, they’re are also offering home delivery. Visit jdusiwines.com for more info. ∆ Flavor writer Beth Giuffre is always eating and learning. Send kneadable knowledge to bgiuffre@newtimesslo.com.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned intends to sell the personal property described below to enforce a lien imposed on said property pursuant to Sections 21700-21716 of the Business & Professionals Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Penal Code and provisions of the Civil Code. The undersigned will sell at public sale by competitive bidding on March 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM, on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at San Luis Mini Storage, 445 Prado Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, County of San Luis Obispo, State of CA, the following: Verreras: 15 vehicle tires, tools, totes/boxes, suitcases, car rack; Bennett: Fishing equipment, 15+ boxes/totes, camping gear, household items, air compressor, tools, car jacks; Bennett: 30+ boxes/totes, tools, camping gear, household items. Purchases must be paid for at the time of purchase in cash only. All purchased items sold as is where is and must be removed at time of sale. Sale subject to cancellation in the event of settlement between owner and obligated party. Dated March 4, 2020. March 19 & 26, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0311 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2018) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ENDURANCE TOWN USA, 150 Capistrano Ave., Shell Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Samantha J. Alderton-Pruitt (150 Capistrano Ave., Shell Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Samantha J. Alderton-Pruitt, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-04-20. 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. 02-04-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0354 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GERIATRIC CARE MANAGEMENT AND DEMENTIA CONSULTING, 1375 East Grand Ave. #144, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Alexandra Morris (200 Hollis Ave. #59, Campbell, CA 95008). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Alexandra Morris. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-07-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-07-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0388 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HYUNDAI SAN LUIS OBISPO, 1407 Auto Park Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. San Luis Obispo Hyundai LLC (1407 Auto Park Way, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ San Luis Obispo Hyundai LLC, Robert S. Haupt, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-11-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-11-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0403 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/1937) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SAN LUIS OBISPO FOURSQUARE CHURCH, HIGH STREET CHURCH, 342 High Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (1910 W. Sunset Blvd. Ste. 200, Los Angeles, CA 90026). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Adam Davidson, Corporate Secretary. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-11-20. 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. 02-11-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0412 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SEVEN PEAKS REAL ESTATE & DEVELOPMENT, 2159 San Luis Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. SKS Real Estate & Development Inc. (2159 San Luis Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ SKS Real Estate & Development Inc., Katherine Simoulis, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 02-13-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0418 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/05/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PIGTAIL MEDIA, 1003 Buchon St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Cierra J. SavatgyKing (1003 Buchon St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Cierra J. Savatgy-King. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-13-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0427 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/14/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE BUOY, 850 Quintana Rd., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Brian Rozario (1270 Little Morro Creek Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brian Rozario. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-14-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-14-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0436 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DIVINE MICROFARMS, 1616 Costa Brava, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. John Paul T. D’Acquisto (1616 Costa Brava, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ John Paul T. D’Acquisto. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-18-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-18-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0437 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE HAUL GUY, 2435 Elm Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. O.H.M. Pizza Inc. (2435 Elm Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ O.H.M. Pizza Inc., Oliver H. Mauch, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-18-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 02-18-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0446 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/24/2003) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BAY OSOS RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR ELDERLY, 1663 13th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Roverpac, Inc. (1663 13th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Roverpac, Inc., Rodolfo “Dick” Pacaoan, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-18-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 02-18-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0448 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/01/2005) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE PIZZA PORT 2, COWAN REAL ESTATE, PIZZA PORT, 787 Main Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Timothy C Cowan (998 Carmel Street, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Timothy C Cowan. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-18-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-18-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0463 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/19/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NIKKI ENGLE BOOKKEEPING & TEACHING, 9352 Bocina Ln. #D, Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Nikki Engle (9352 Bocina Ln. #D, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Nikki Engle, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-19-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 02-19-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0451 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MOON ENERGY MASSAGE AND BODYWORK, 310 Front Street, Suite B and C, Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. Christel Leona O’Rourke (1391 Viva Way, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christel O’Rourke, Owner/ Sole Proprietor. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-18-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-18-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0438 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/14/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ALPINE REFRIGERATION HEATING AND COOLING, 1420 Verano Way, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Kenneth Allen Kirkpatrick (1420 Verano Way, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kenneth Allen Kirkpatrick. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-18-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 02-18-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0452 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/16/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PATRICK AND CARRIE’S PLUMBING AND APPLIANCE, 2010 Vista Street, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Carrie S. Bisterfeldt, Patrick O. Osiecki (2010 Vista Street, Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Carrie S. Bisterfeldt. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-19-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-19-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0443 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/18/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ENTER THE HEART, KRISHNA WHITE, 1543 Morro, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Kenneth David White (1543 Morro, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kenneth White. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-18-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-18-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0459 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/19/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NSI, 567 Camino Mercado, Suite B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Newport Support, Inc. (567 Camino Mercado, Suite B, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Newport Support, Inc., Andrew M Allen, Pres. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-19-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-19-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0456 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FYK CREATIVE, 2345 See Canyon Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Faith Ysabel Kenny (2345 See Canyon Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Faith Kenny. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-19-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-19-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0464 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MORRISON CUSTOM DESIGNS, 373 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. James Catlin Morrison (373 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ James Catlin Morrison. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-19-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 02-19-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0467 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/20/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PISMO BEACH COINS ET CETERA GALLERY, 355 Pomeroy, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. John M. Zalensny (2409 Hemlock Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ John M. Zalesny, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-20-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-20-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0468 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/20/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GAIA’S GALLERY, 790 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Christine Branco (3225 See Canyon Rd., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christine Branco, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-20-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 02-20-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0473 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/20/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WILD DIVINITY, 3940 Broad St., Ste. 7444, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Karen Hatmaker (636 Avocet Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Karen Hatmaker. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-20-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-20-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0475 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/20/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PRANJIC MEDIA, 141 Leeward Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. John Pranjic (141 Leeward Avenue, Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ John Pranjic, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-20-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-20-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0477 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/01/1989) New Filing The following person is doing business as, VALLEY INVESTMENT COMPANY, 2460 Gracia Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. John Hayashi (2626 Sevada Lane, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420), Howard Hayashi (5156 Corbett Canyon Road, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420), Alan Hayashi (2885 Northview Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Alan Hayashi, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-20-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-20-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0484 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/05/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, REFRESH CLEANING SERVICE, 1410 Galleon Way #4, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Yesenia Gaspar Calixto (1410 Galleon Way #4, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Yesenia Gaspar Calixto. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-21-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-21-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0485 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PUBWRITER, 1900 Hill St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. 50 Interviews Inc. (1900 Hill St., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ 50 Interviews Inc., CEO- Brian D. Schwartz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-21-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk R. Parashis, Deputy. Exp. 02-21-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0486 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, JUBILEE CONTRUCTION, INC., 866 Brighton Ave., Apt. A, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Jubilee Construction, Inc. (866 Brighton Ave., Apt. A, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Jubilee Construction, Inc., Jonathan Luke Kessler, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 0221-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 02-21-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0487 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RIOS GRAPHIC DESIGN, 6717 Portola Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Jonathan Rios (6717 Portola Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Jonathan Rios, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-21-20. 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. 02-21-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0489 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HARD WORKING WINES, 3525 Adelaida Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Barrel 27 Wine Company, Inc. (3525 Adelaida Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Barrel 27 Wine Company, Inc., Liz Gillingham, Operations Director. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-21-20. 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. 02-21-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING NOTICE OF TENTATIVE ACTION / PUBLIC HEARING

WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Department Hearing

WHEN: Friday, April 3, 2020 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: A request by Dirk Winter for a Minor Use Permit / Coastal Development Permit (DRC2019-00108) to allow for the construction of a new two-story 6,560-square-foot commercial retail store. The project will result in the disturbance of approximately 5,409-square-feet on a 1.04acre parcel. The proposed project is within the Commercial Retail land use category and is located at the east side of West Street, approximately 500 feet southwest of the intersection between Burton Drive and Center Street. The site is in the community of Cambria, within the North Coast Planning Area. Also to be considered is the determination that this project is categorically exempt from environmental review under CEQA. County File Number: DRC2019-00108 Supervisorial District: District 2 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 013-262-018 Date Accepted: 02/13/2020 WHERE: The hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, Room #D170, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. The Board of Supervisors Chambers are located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. At the meeting all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Kathryn Nall, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. TO REQUEST A PUBLIC HEARING This matter is tentatively scheduled to appear on the consent agenda, which means that it and any other items on the consent agenda can be acted upon by the hearing officer with a single motion. An applicant or interested party may request a public hearing on this matter. To do so, send a letter to this office at the address below or send an email to pdh@ co.slo.ca.us by Friday, March 27, 2020 at 4:30 PM. The letter or email must include the language “I would like to request a hearing on DRC201900108.” If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. COASTAL APPEALABLE If the County approves this project, that action may be eligible for appeal to the California Coastal Commission. Appeals must be filed in writing as provided by Coastal Zone Land Use Ordinance Section 23.01.043. Daniela Chavez, Secretary Planning Department Hearing March 19, 2020

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: Hearing to consider a request by Derek Williams with Little Sprouts Daycare for a Conditional Use Permit (DRC2019-00200) to change the use of a 2,588 square-foot historic schoolhouse and 600 square-foot annex building from a wine tasting facility to a child daycare center. Upgrades to the site will include re-striping of the existing parking lot, installing a fire pump with an enclosure, two new water tanks, interior fire sprinklers, and trenching associated waterlines. There are no exterior or interior architectural changes proposed. The project will result in the disturbance of approximately 448 square feet on a 1.07-acre parcel. The proposed project is within the Recreation land use category and is located at 6895 Ontario Road, approximately 100 feet west from US Highway 101 and 1 mile north from downtown Avila Beach in the community of Avila. The site is in the San Luis Bay Sub Area of the Avila Valley Area in the San Luis Obispo Planning Area. Also to be considered is the determination that this project is categorically exempt from environmental review under CEQA. County File Number: DRC2019-00200 Supervisorial District: District 3 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 076-261-031 Date Accepted: 02/11/2020 WHERE: The hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, Room #D170, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. The Board of Supervisors Chambers are located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. At the meeting all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning. org. You may also contact Cindy Chambers, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing. Ramona Hedges, Secretary Planning Commission March 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0496 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/24/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HOTEL ALEXA, 211 Alexa Court, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Vinubhai S. Patel, Shantaben V. Patel (175 Kern Street, Salinas, CA 93905). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Vinubhai S. Patel. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-24-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 02-24-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0499 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, WINK’S, 845 Embarcadero, Suite 1, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Daisy Coffee Company LLC (845 Embarcadero, Suite 1, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Daisy Coffee Company LLC, Jeremy Tardiff, Manager. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-24-20. 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. 02-24-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0500 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/09/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, #1 NAILS, 885 Oak Park Blvd., Pismo Beach, CA 93449. San Luis Obispo County. Phn-Asher Co. (885 Oak Park Blvd., Pismo Beach, CA 93449). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Phn-Asher Co., Nguyen Hong Phuong, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-24-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-24-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0508 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (08/01/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PACIFIC SHORES INN, 890 Morro Avenue, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. P.S.I. Hospitality, LLC (890 Morro Avenue, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ P.S.I. Hospitality, LLC, Nathu Patel, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-25-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 0225-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0530 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, D&M TREASURES, 246 Trevino Dr., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Jose Martin Arias, David Gabriel Renteria (246 Trevino Dr., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Copartnership /s/ David Gabriel Renteria, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-26-20. 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. 02-26-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0514 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FRANKLIN CONSTRUCTION, 1483 Royal Way, Apt. C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Matthew Liam Breitmaier (1483 Royal Way, Apt. C, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Matthew Breitmaier. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-25-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-25-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0532 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CENTRAL COAST PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, 895 Aerovista Place, Suite 106, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Ana Kodzic (895 Aerovista Place, Suite 106, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Ana Kodzic. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-27-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-27-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0518 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NUNNO WINE STORAGE & SALES, 3461 Dry Creek Rd., Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Nunno LLC (PO Box 1785, Paso Robles, CA 93447). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Nunno LLC, Cynthia Lewis, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-25-20. 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. 02-25-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0505 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/24/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, REACH, REACH CENTRAL COAST, 872 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Hourglass Project (872 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Hourglass Project, Andrew S. Hackleman, Vice President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-24-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-24-25. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0520 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/21/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RV WATER USA, 2022 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Eric Ryan Foronjy, Erika Hope Foronjy (2022 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Eric Ryan Foronjy. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-25-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 02-25-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0507 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (07/01/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, COMFORT INN, 590 Morro Avenue, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Twin Dolphin Hospitality, LLC (2759 Coral Avenue, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Twin Dolphin Hospitality, LLC, Nathubhai Patel, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-25-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 02-25-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0528 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2012) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PAYMENT POINT SOLUTIONS, 6212 Kestrel Ln., Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. Joseph Patrick Shepard (6212 Kestrel Ln., Avila Beach, CA 93424). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Joseph Patrick Shepard, Owner/Operator. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-26-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 02-26-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0536 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OLALLIEBERRY INN, 2476 Main Street, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Alanna D. Mah (920 Lenosa Lane, Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Alanna D. Mah, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-27-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-27-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0537 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, K. COLE LANDSCAPING, 1246 Mesa Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Kyle Eugene Cole, Laura Lynn-Vernazza Cole (1246 Mesa Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Cole Laura Lynn-Vernazza. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-27-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 02-27-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0541 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, BEACH WALKER INN & SUITES, 490 Dolliver St., Pismo Beach, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Vivaan Hospitality, Inc. (490 Dolliver St., Pismo Beach, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Vivaan Hospitality, Inc., Amit Patel-President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-28-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 0228-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0544 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GOODER THAN GOOD, 655 Pacific Street #1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Albert Rea (655 Pacific Street #1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Albert Rea. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-28-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 02-28-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0554 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/02/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TUTTA BELLA SALON, 1750 El Camino Real, Suite E, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Kathryn Jean Cano (625 Thunder Gulch, Arroyo Grande, CA93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Kathryn Jean Cano, Individual. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-02-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 03-02-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0578 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (12/02/2019) New Filing The following person is doing business as, IN TOUCH EXECUTIVE MASSAGE THERAPY, 1428 Phillips St., #300, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Juliana Mia Lorenzen Balsillie (891 Highland Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Juliana Mia Lorenzen Balsillie, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-04-20. 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. 03-04-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0546 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/18/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MB PRODUCE L.L.C., 1950 11th St., Apt. A, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. MB Produce L.L.C. (1950 11th St., Apt. A, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ MB Produce L.L.C., Jose Gabriel Martinez-Alvarez, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-02-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 0302-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0556 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/02/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, A’S THE OTHER GUYS GARAGE, 1131 Pike Ln. #4, Oceano, CA 93445. San Luis Obispo County. Jano Company LLC (675 Longbranch #3, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Jano Company LLC, Jose Abraham Navarro Ortega, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-02-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 03-02-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0551 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, EDNA VALLEY ESCENTIALS, 6212 Kestrel Ln., Avila Beach, CA 93424. San Luis Obispo County. Joseph Patrick Shepard (6212 Kestrel Ln., Avila Beach, CA 93424). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Mercedes Maria Tolentino-Swem. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-02-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 03-02-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0557 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/02/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ANDERSON INN, 897 Embarcadero St., Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Cihan Corporation (365 Tulare Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Cihan Corporation, John Solu, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-02-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 03-02-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0552 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/04/2010) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KENNETH VOLK VINEYARDS, 11549 Los Osos Valley Road #208, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Aqua Pumpkin Inc. (11549 Los Osos Valley Road #208, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Aqua Pumpkin Inc., Kenneth Volk, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-02-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 03-0225. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0553 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/02/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ASSURANCE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE, 1474 Brighton Avenue #D, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Diane Paone (1474 Brighton Avenue, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Diane Paone. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-02-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 03-02-25. March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0558 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SLO TRENCHLESS, 1740 San Luis Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Mark Alonzo Construction LLC (1740 San Luis Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Mark Alonzo Construction LLC, Hana Novak, Member. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-02-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 03-02-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0576 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SPARK COACHING AND CONSULTING, 500 Atascadero Road B10, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Christopher Phillip Failla, Sarah Lorraine Failla (2961 Hemlock Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Christopher Phillip Failla. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-03-20. 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. 03-03-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0579 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TRADEWIND CELLARS, CALYPSO CELLARS, WGR CELLARS, 785 Manuela Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Charles E. Carlson III (785 Manuela Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Charles E. Carlson III. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 03-04-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0580 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THAI BBQ & COMBO, 630 1st St. Ste. B, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Brent Edward Walsworth (630 1st St. Ste. B, Paso Robles, CA 93446). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brent Edward Walsworth. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 03-04-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0581 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/17/2017) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ALLMERCE, CENCAL LIQUIDATION, 1321 Carmel St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Warren Neal (1302 Peach St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401), Jeremy Politte (2443A Broad St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Warren Neal, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 03-04-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0582 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2014) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OCEAN FRONT PIZZA, 156 ½ Ocean Front Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430. San Luis Obispo County. Erin Christine Zinn, Paul Gromely Weber (1125 Cass Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Erin Zinn, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 03-04-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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CITY OF GROVER BEACH

INVITATION TO BID (SUB BIDS ONLY) GENERAL CONTRACTOR:

MAINO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INCORPORATED

PROJECT NAME:

CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY SAN LUIS OBISPO YOSEMITE – TOWER 0 RESTROOM RENOVATION PROJECT

PROJECT LOCATION:

BLDG. 114A- CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY, SLO, CA 93407

PROJECT OWNER:

TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY

ARCHITECT:

HARRIS ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

BID DATE & TIME:

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020@ 12:00 P.M.

PRE-BID SITE REVIEW:

N/A

ESTIMATE/BUDGET:

$500,000

ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE:

2 MONTHS

START DATE:

JUNE 15, 2020

COMPLETION:

AUGUST 31, 2020 (CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERTIME AND WEEKEND WORK ANTICIPATED TO MEET PROJECT SCHEDULE)

SCOPE OF WORK: Asbestos and lead abatement, core drilling of concrete and CMU walls, underground fire sprinkler main supply line, design and installation of complete automatic fire sprinkler system, associated fire alarm system tie-ins, demolition and replacement of corridor acoustical ceilings, installation of new lighting fixtures at acoustical ceilings, painting, fire stopping at all wall and floor penetrations. BIDS SHALL BE EMAILED TO: tomm@mainoslo.com and sonnys@mainoslo.com BID REQUIREMENTS: 1. Subcontractors must be bondable and may be required to provide Payment and Performance Bonds. 2. Bid Bond is not required. 3. Safety Record is of the utmost importance. Subcontractors with aggregate EMR Rate of 1.5 over the past three years may be disqualified. 4. Prevailing Wage TO VIEW PLANS/SPEC: Plans and specs may be downloaded from ASAP Reprographics at www.asapplanroom.com Plans and specs may also be viewed at the following Builders Exchanges: - SLO County Builders Exchange – www.slocbe.com - Santa Maria Valley Contractors Association – www.smvca.org - Central California Builders Exchange – www.cencalbx.com Maino Construction Company, Incorporated is an equal opportunity Contractor. It is the responsibility of each Subcontractor to view all pertinent information and documents prior to submitting a proposal. March 19, 2020

INVITATION TO BID (SUB BIDS ONLY) GENERAL CONTRACTOR: PROJECT NAME: PROJECT LOCATION: PROJECT OWNER: ARCHITECT: BID DATE & TIME: PRE-BID SITE REVIEW: ESTIMATE/BUDGET: ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: START DATE: COMPLETION:

MAINO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INCORPORATED CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY SAN LUIS OBISPO SIERRA MADRE – TOWER 3 RESTROOM RENOVATION PROJECT BLDG. 113D- CAL POLY STATE UNIVERSITY, SLO, CA 93407 TRUSTEES OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY HARRIS ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020@ 12:00 P.M. N/A $800,000 2 MONTHS JUNE 15, 2020 AUGUST 31, 2020 (CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERTIME AND WEEKEND WORK ANTICIPATED TO MEET PROJECT SCHEDULE)

COPE OF WORK: Asbestos and lead abatement, demolition of (3) existing restrooms, new concrete curbs, metal stud framing, drywall and cement board, fiberglass ceilings, wall and floor tile, wall mirrors, Corian countertops with integral sinks and backsplash, toilet partitions and accessories, doors-frames-hardware. The University will be performing the following scopes of work: painting, plumbing, electrical. BIDS SHALL BE EMAILED TO: tomm@mainoslo.com and sonnys@mainoslo.com BID REQUIREMENTS: 1. Subcontractors must be bondable and may be required to provide Payment and Performance Bonds. 2. Bid Bond is not required. 3. Safety Record is of the utmost importance. Subcontractors with aggregate EMR Rate of 1.5 over the past three years may be disqualified. 4. Prevailing Wage TO VIEW PLANS/SPEC: Plans and specs may be downloaded from ASAP Reprographics at www.asapplanroom.com Plans and specs may also be viewed at the following Builders Exchanges: - SLO County Builders Exchange – www.slocbe.com - Santa Maria Valley Contractors Association – www.smvca.org - Central California Builders Exchange – www.cencalbx.com Maino Construction Company, Incorporated is an equal opportunity Contractor. It is the responsibility of each Subcontractor to view all pertinent information and documents prior to submitting a proposal.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Grover Beach will conduct a Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, on Monday, April 6, 2020 in City Hall, Council Chambers, 154 South Eighth Street, Grover Beach, CA to consider the following item(s): SUBJECT: 2015 URBAN WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE. The City Council will consider adoption of the 2015 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP). The UWMP describes and evaluates sources of supply, reasonable and practical efficient uses and demand management activities; it includes a description of the City’s water facilities projected water supply, projected water use, water conservation programs, water shortage contingency analysis and supplemental water supply opportunities. In compliance with the California Environmental Quality act (CEQA), the City of Grover Beach Community Development Department has determined that this action is exempt pursuant to Section 15282(v) of the CEQA Guidelines. If the City Council does not feel that this determination is appropriate, project approval will not be considered. Where You Come In: Any member of the public may appear at the meeting and be heard on the item(s) described in this notice or submit written comments to the City Clerk prior to the meeting by personal delivery or by mail to: City Clerk’s Office, 154 South Eighth Street, Grover Beach, CA 93433. If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact the City Clerk’s office at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by calling (805) 473-4567. For More Information: If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the item(s) described in this notice, please contact: the Public Works Department by telephone at (805) 473-4530 or send an e-mail to publicworks@groverbeach.org The City Council may also discuss other hearings or items of business at this meeting. The complete meeting agenda and copy of the staff report(s) on the above item(s) will be available at the customer service counter at Grover Beach City Hall at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. This information will also be posted on the City website at www.groverbeach.org. Live broadcasts of City Council meetings may be seen on cable television Channel 20, as well as over the Internet at www.groverbeach.org (click on the icon “Government Access Local Channel 20” and then “Channel 20”). City Council meetings are rebroadcast throughout the week. If you challenge the nature of the proposed action in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the Public Hearing(s) described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City at, or prior to, the Public Hearing (Govt. Code Sec 65009).

ORDINANCE NO. 20-01 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GROVER BEACH, CALIFORNIA REPEALING AND ADDING SECTION 2700 OF CHAPTER 7 OF ARTICLE II, ADMINISTRATION, OF THE GROVER BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE WHEREAS, the City of Grover Beach is a General Law city organized pursuant to Article XI of the California Constitution; and WHEREAS, the City adopted Ordinance 80-2 in 1980 establishing and defining public places for posting ordinances, resolutions and notices after their passage; and WHEREAS, this Municipal Code section created the obligation to post ordinances, resolutions and notices at City Hall, the United States Post Office and the Grover Beach Chamber of Commerce; and WHEREAS, due to the advent of modern technology including computers, social media, the internet and other electronic means of communication, it has become unnecessary to post ordinances, resolutions and notices at as many locations as required in Ordinance 80-2; and WHEREAS, California Government Code Section 36933 allows within 15 days after passage for the City Clerk to publish ordinances at least once in a newspaper of general circulation published and circulated within the City; and WHEREAS, and the general practice of both publishing and posting is unnecessary and not required and it is significantly more cost effective to merely publish ordinances, and WHEREAS, since Section 36933 fails to require publication of resolutions and notices, those documents shall be noticed in a manner consistent with state law. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GROVER BEACH AS FOLLOWS: PART 1. Section 2700 of Chapter 7 of Article II is hereby deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following: Section 2700. Publishing of Ordinances and Resolutions. All ordinances shall be published in a manner and consistent with Government Code Section 36933 or as amended. PART 2. Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is for any reason held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such a decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. The City Council declares that it would have passed this Ordinance and each section, subsection, sentence, clause, or phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, or phrases, be declared invalid. PART 3. All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with those sections amended or added herein are hereby repealed. PART 4. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall not become effective and in full force and effect until 12:01 a.m. on the thirty first day after its final passage. However, within fifteen (15) days after adoption by the City Council, the Ordinance shall be published once, together with the names of the Council Members voting thereon, in a newspaper of general circulation within the City. INTRODUCED at a regular meeting of the City Council held on March 2, 2020 and PASSED, APPROVED, and ADOPTED by the City Council on March 16, 2020, on the following roll call vote, to wit: AYES:

Council Members – Lance, Nicolls, Shah, Mayor Pro Tem Bright and Mayor Lee NOES: Council Members – None ABSENT: Council Members – None ABSTAIN: Council Members – None RECUSED: Council Members – None

_/s/____________________ WENDI B. SIMS, CITY CLERK

/s/ JEFF LEE, Mayor Attest: /s/ WENDI SIMS, City Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM: /s/ David P. Hale, City Attorney

Dated: Thursday, March 19 & 26, 2020

March 19, 2020

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & BUILDING NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING WHO: County of San Luis Obispo Subdivision Review Board WHEN: Monday, April 6, 2020 at 09:00 AM. All items are advertised for 09:00 AM. To verify agenda placement, please call the Department of Planning & Building at (805) 781-5600. WHAT: Hearing to consider a request by Richard Hylton for one (1) Conditional Certificate of Compliance (SUB2020-00001) to legalize one (1) parcel of approximately 41 acres. The proposed project is within the Agriculture land use category and is located on Linne Road, approximately 0.5 mile west of the community of Creston. The project is located in the El-PomarEstrella Sub Area of the North County Planning Area. Also to be considered is the determination that this project is exempt from environmental review under CEQA based on the common sense exemption, CEQA Guidelines § 15061(b)(3). County File Number: SUB2020-00001

COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING BRIEF TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2020 AT 9:00 AM. 5 BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT 01. Consent Agenda – Item Nos. 01-14 & Resolution (Res.) No. 2020-068 thru 2020-071, approved. 02. Presentations: Res. 2020-072 proclaiming March 2020 as “Grand Jury Awareness Month”; Res. 2020-073 recognizing the Mozart Festival Association upon its 50th Anniversary Season 7/17-8/1; Res. 2020-074, proclaiming March 8-14 as “National AmeriCorps Week”, adopted. 03. Public Comment Period - matters not on the agenda: P. Borenstein; E. Greening; D. DiFatta; M. Brown & L. Owen, speak. No action taken. 04. FY 2019-20 2nd Qtr. Financial Status Report, rec’d & filed & approved staff recommendations 1-10.

Supervisorial District: District 5 Assessor Parcel Number(s): 035-061-011 Date Accepted: 02/07/2020

05. Policy update & funding initiatives to address affordable housing needs in the county, rec’d & filed.

WHERE: The hearing will be held in the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1055 Monterey Street, Room #D170, County Government Center, San Luis Obispo, CA. The Board of Supervisors Chambers are located on the corner of Santa Rosa and Monterey Streets. At the meeting all interested persons may express their views for or against, or to change the proposal.

07. Closed Session

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION A copy of the staff report will be made available on the Planning Department website at www.sloplanning.org. You may also contact Stephanie Fuhs, Project Manager, in the Department of Planning and Building at the address below or by telephone at (805) 781-5600. If you challenge this matter in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this public notice or in written correspondence delivered to the appropriate authority at or before the public hearing.

06. Feasibility study re: potential affordable housing bond ballot measure & potential libraries bond ballot measure, w/ direction given to staff. 08. Amendments to Titles 22 & 23 of the County Code to modify combining designations for lands w/ significant mineral resources & lands adjacent to existing mines & quarries pursuant to the State Surface Mining & Reclamation Act, exempt from CEQA, no action taken. 09. Ag preserves amendments: Res. 2020-075 Paragon Vineyard Company, Inc. (CON2019-00021) at 4915 Orcutt Rd. south of SLO; Res. 2020-076 Paso de Record (CON2019-00018) at 2105 Ranchita Cyn Rd, southeast of San Miguel & Res. 2020-077 Steinbeck Vineyards, (CON2019-00022) at 4950 & 5410 Union Rd & 4995 Mill Rd, off Highway 46 & east of Paso Robles. Meeting Adjourned. Wade Horton, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

Daniela Chavez, Secretary Subdivision Review Board

March 19, 2020

CITY OF GROVER BEACH

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

March 19, 2020

By: Annette Ramirez, Deputy Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

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FILE NO. 2020-0583 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/04/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, HOUSE OF BROWS, 325 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Shakina A. Valencia (9337 Dechado Ct., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Shakina A. Valencia. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 03-04-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0584 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TURNOVER PROFESSIONALS, 5760 Hermosilla Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422. San Luis Obispo County. Barrett Hughes Pepe (5760 Hermosilla Ave., Atascadero, CA 93422). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Barrett Hughes Pepe. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 03-04-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0590 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/15/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PINK LEGAL - CENTRAL COAST, 900 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Carl A. Knoll, Ashley Toste (900 E. Grand Ave., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Carl A. Knoll. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-04-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 03-04-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0605 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2013) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GONATURAL, 2030 Hutton St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Michele Miller (2030 Hutton St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Michele Miller. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-05-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 03-05-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0606 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (05/01/1980) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GULLIVER’S TRAVEL OF SAN LUIS OBISPO, 81 Higuera St. Ste. 150, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Slogull, Inc. (81 Higuera St. Ste. 150, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Slogull, Inc., Ingrid Siegel, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-06-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 03-06-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0607 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (02/14/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, KP HANDYMAN SERVICES, 870 El Morro Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Keith P. Santoianni (870 El Morro Ave., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Keith P. Santoianni. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-06-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 03-06-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0610 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/06/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, CALIBRAITE, 225 Madera St., Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. John Allen Timble (225 Madera St., Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ John Allen Timble, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-06-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 03-06-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0612 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/06/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, AQUA PUMPKIN INC., AQUA PUMPKIN, 11549 Los Osos Valley Road, Suite 208, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Aqua Pumpkin Inc. (11549 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Aqua Pumpkin Inc, Kenneth Q. Volk III, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-06-20. 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. 03-06-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0613 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (04/15/2008) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SUN-N-BUNS BAKERY, 830 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Karen Krouse, Adam Krouse (94 Saint Mary Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Adam Krouse. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-06-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 03-06-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0618 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, DESIGN REMODEL BUILD, 272 Pacific Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Jeremy Richard O’Kane, Jamie Leanne O’Kane (449 Lilac Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Jeremy Richard O’Kane, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-06-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 03-06-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0619 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/06/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, RUBICONX SOILS ENGINEERING, 547 Orchard Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Joel C Cabreros (547 Orchard Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Joel C. Cabreros. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-06-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 03-06-25. March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0645 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/11/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, TRAVELERS HALT, 612 Warren Road, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Alan Brovar (612 Warren Road, Cambria, CA 93428). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Alan Brovar. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-11-20. 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. 03-11-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0653 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, PRB PLUMBING CONTRACTORS, 611 Park Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. San Luis Obispo County. Mitchell Bush (611 Park Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Mitchell Bush. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-12-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 03-12-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0631 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/09/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE DEPARTMNT, 2011 10th Street, Los Osos, CA 93402. San Luis Obispo County. Anthony M Circosta (24 Saint Mary Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430), Abraham H Toke (2728 Birch St., Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Anthony M Circosta, General Partner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-09-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 03-09-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0632 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, 5 CITIES FOOD COMPANY, LLC, MON AMI CREPE BAR, 1075 Court St., Ste. 130, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. 5 Cities Food Company, LLC (1375 East Grand Ave. #641, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ 5 Cities Food Company, LLC, Natalie J. Gann, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-09-20. 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. 03-09-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0641 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE UPS STORE #2702, 630 Quintana Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. Rebecca Gavaldon & Denissa Jensen Inc (630 Quintana Road, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Rebecca Gavaldon & Denissa Jensen Inc, Denissa Jensen, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-11-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 03-11-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0643 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/11/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, MYSTIC MULTIMEDIA, 176 Cranberry St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Brian A Buchholtz (176 Cranberry St., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brian A Buchholtz. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-11-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 03-11-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0646 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/13/2015) New Filing The following person is doing business as, OLD SOUL SPEED & CUSTOM, 3000 McMillan Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Benjamin William Bright (2013 Cass Ave., Cayucos, CA 93430). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Benjamin William Bright, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-11-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 03-11-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0654 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, NEPENTHE EXTRACTS, 939 Highland Way, Suite B, Grover Beach, CA 93433. San Luis Obispo County. Lab Tested Grover Beach LLC (939 Highland Way, Suite B, Grover Beach, CA 93433). This business is conducted by A CA Limited Liability Company /s/ Lab Tested Grover Beach LLC, Maxwell Poswillo, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-12-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 03-12-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0649 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/11/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, THE REALIZERS WAY, 225 Prado Rd., Unit E-2, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. Christa Rae Pacheco (225 Prado Rd., Unit E-2, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Christa Rae Pacheco, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-11-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 03-11-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0656 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, ARTICHOKED CREATIVE, 176 Pine Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Brian Christopher (176 Pine Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Brian Christopher. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-12-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk JA. Anderson, Deputy. Exp. 03-12-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0657 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (11/23/2009) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SNAP FITNESS NIPOMO, 671 W. Tefft, Ste. 4, Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Be Well CCC Inc. (PO Box 720, Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Be Well CCC Inc., Michael Puhek, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-12-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 03-12-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0651 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/10/2016) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SAMURAI SUSHI N ROLL, 1131 Creston Rd. #99, Paso Robles, CA 93446. San Luis Obispo County. Hye Yoon (3010 Wilshire Bl #287, Los Angeles, CA 90010). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Hye Yoon. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-11-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 03-11-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0652 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/11/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, FIVE CITIES CHURCH, 2735 Roberts Ave., Clovis, CA 93611. San Luis Obispo County. San Luis Obispo New Life Ministries (1381 Cavalier Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ San Luis Obispo New Life Ministries, Ernest Alcantar, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-11-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. King, Deputy. Exp. 03-11-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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FILE NO. 2020-0660 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (06/20/1980) New Filing The following person is doing business as, SOUTHWEST DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, 383 Orlando Drive, Cambria, CA 93428. San Luis Obispo County. Central Valley Development Company, A Corporation (383 Orlando Drive, Cambria, CA 93428), Lokita Carter Stephen P Carter Trust Dated 09/05/2013 (205 Alpine St., San Rafael, CA 94901). This business is conducted by A General Partnership /s/ Central Valley Development Company, A Corporation, Steven G Rau, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-12-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 03-12-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

FILE NO. 2020-0666 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (N/A) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LAST CHANCE LIQUOR, 320 E. Branch St. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Mashhour & Salama Inc (320 E. Branch St. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420). This business is conducted by A CA Corporation /s/ Mashhour & Salama Inc, Robert Salama, CEO. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-12-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk G. Ugalde, Deputy. Exp. 03-12-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0668 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (03/13/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, LADY DI’S BOUTIQUE, 121 E. Branch St. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. San Luis Obispo County. Diana L. Quintana, Jesse S. Quintana (1658 Wilmar Ave., Oceano, CA 93445). This business is conducted by A Married Couple /s/ Diana L. Quintana, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk E. Brookhart, Deputy. Exp. 03-13-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

FILE NO. 2020-0673 TRANSACTION BUSINESS DATE (01/01/2020) New Filing The following person is doing business as, GUAVA COMPREHENSIVE DRONE SERVICES, 744 Ridge Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444. San Luis Obispo County. Stephen Van Middlesworth (744 Ridge Rd., Nipomo, CA 93444). This business is conducted by An Individual /s/ Stephen Van Middlesworth, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-13-20. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk S. Currens, Deputy. Exp. 03-13-25. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GEORGE GOETHLAS GOULD JR. AKA GEORGE G. GOULD AKA GEORGE GOULD CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0069

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GEORGE GOETHLAS GOULD JR. aka GEORGE G. GOULD aka GEORGE GOULD A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by GLORIA A. GOULD in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that GLORIA A. GOULD 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

LEGAL NOTICES 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 24, 2020 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: J. JOHNSON LAW OFFICE, INC. P.O. Box 93483 Grover Beach, CA 93483 March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: GUADALUPE G. MEDINA CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0079

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: GUADALUPE G. MEDINA aka GUADALUPE MEDINA A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by SALVADOR MEDINA in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that SALVADOR MEDINA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: April 7, 2020 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)

LEGAL NOTICES 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: Matthew M. O’Leary, Esq. P.O. Box 886 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 March 12, 19, & 26, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: HELEN ROE JACKSON AKA HELEN JACKSON CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0090

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: HELEN ROE JACKSON aka HELEN JACKSON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by J JOHNSON in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that J JOHNSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: April 14, 2020 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: J JOHNSON LAW OFFICE, INC. PO Box 3 Grover beach, CA 93483 March 19, 26, & April 2, 2020


LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: KENNETH STUART CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0084

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: KENNETH STUART A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ALISON STUART in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that ALISON STUART 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 14, 2020 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: J JOHNSON LAW OFFICE, INC. PO Box 3 Grover beach, CA 93483 March 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: PAIGE A. BLACKBURN AKA PAIGE ANNETTE BLACKBURN-NASLUND CASE NUMBER: 20PR - 0081

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: PAIGE A. BLACKBURN aka PAIGE ANNETTE BLACKBURN-NASLUND A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ROBERT BLACKBURN in the Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo. The Petition for Probate requests that ROBERT BLACKBURN 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

LEGAL NOTICES 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 14, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept: 9, in Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, located at 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: MARTHA B. SPALDING, ATTORNEY AT LAW 215 South Main Street Templeton, CA 93465 March 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CHARLES MARTIN HAYES CASE NO. 20PR-0078

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of CHARLES MARTIN HAYES. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DONALD DALE HAYES in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DONALD DALE HAYES 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: 04/07/20 at 9:00AM in Dept. 9 located at 1035 PALM, 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

LEGAL NOTICES (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a 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 MARGARET H. FULTON - SBN 076741 ROBINSON & FULTON LAW ONE CALIFORNIA STREET AUBURN CA 95603 3/12, 3/19, 3/26/20 CNS-3351528# NEW TIMES

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: MILENA ALLEN CASE NO. 19PR-0370

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of MILENA ALLEN. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by TRACY GREEN in the Superior Court of California, County of SAN LUIS OBISPO. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that TRACY GREEN 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: 04/07/20 at 9:00AM in Dept. 9 located at 1050 MONTEREY STREET, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401 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 a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a 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 LINDA M VARGA - SBN 149988 and HENRY J. MORAVEC III - SBN 149989 MORAVEC, VARGA & MOONEY 2233 HUNTINGTON DRIVE, SUITE 17 SAN MARINO CA 91108 3/12, 3/19, 3/26/20 CNS-3351506# NEW TIMES

LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: CRAIG RABINOWITZ CASE NUMBER: 20PR0075

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: Craig Rabinowitz A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by: Sara Birnham in the Superior Court of California, County of: San Luis Obispo. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that: Sara Birnham be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: April 7, 2020 Time: 9:00 A.M. in Dept.: 9 Address of Court: Superior Court of California, County of San Luis Obispo, 1035 Palm Street, Room 385, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the 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 a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a formal Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Edward E. Attala 1502 Higuera St San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Phone: 805-543-1212 March 5, 12, 19, 2020

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TSG NO.: 191218756 TS NO.: CA1900286002 APN: 075-062-012 PROPERTY ADDRESS: 268 QUARTERHORSE WAY ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420

TSG No.: 191218756 TS No.: CA1900286002 APN: 075-062012 Property Address: 268 QUARTERHORSE WAY ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 10/26/2009. 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 04/09/2020 at 11:00 A.M., First American Title Insurance Company, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 11/04/2009, as Instrument No. 2009061583, in book , page , , of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of SAN

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LUIS OBISPO County, State of California. Executed by: RICHARD D. DONALD AND JANET L. DONALD, AS TRUSTEES OR ANY SUCCESSOR TRUSTEES UNDER THAT CERTAIN DECLARATION OF TRUST NAMED RICHARD D. DONALD AND JANET L. DONALD FAMILY TRUST, CREATED BY RICHARD D. DONALD AND JANET L. DONALD, AS TRUSTORS, DATED MARCH 31, 2006, 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# 075-062-012 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 268 QUARTERHORSE WAY, ARROYO GRANDE, CA 93420 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 $ 783,826.69. 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 CA1900286002 Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the

Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Date: First American Title Insurance Company 4795 Regent Blvd, Mail Code 1011-F Irving, TX 75063 First American Title Insurance Company MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE FOR TRUSTEES SALE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (916)939-0772 NPP0368936 To: NEW TIMES 03/19/2020, 03/26/2020, 04/02/2020

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE. TS 42034 LN KUBIAK TO 1390279CAD.

YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/2/2018. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. NOTICE: ALL AMERICAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE, AS TRUSTEE, WILL NOT ACCEPT THIRD PARTY ENDORSED CASHIER’S CHECKS. ALL CASHIER’S CHECKS MUST BE PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO ALL AMERICAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: Diane R. Kubiak a single woman and Bruce A. Kubiak and Teri Kubiak, husband and wife, all as joint tenants, Duly Appointed Trustee: All American Foreclosure Service. Recorded 11/14/2018 as Instrument No. 2018047118 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Luis Obispo County, California. Date of Sale: 4/9/2020 at 11:00 AM. Place of Sale: In the breezeway adjacent to the County General Services Bldg. located at 1087 Santa Rosa St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $349,040.75. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 1580 Primavera Lane, Nipomo, CA 93444. A.P.N.: 092-431-016. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of the monies paid to the trustee and the successful bidder shall have no recourse. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this prop-

LEGAL NOTICES erty lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (805) 543-7088 or visit this internet web site www. eloandata.com, using the file number assigned to this case 42034. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 2/26/2020. All American Foreclosure Service, 1363 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 5437088. Sheryle A. Machado, Certified Trustee Sale Officer March 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0079

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Mary Anjill, aka Mary Ann Mayercak, aka Mary Ann York, aka Mary Ann York/Martinez, aka Mary Ann Martinez, aka Angelica Angel Spielberg filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Mary Anjill, aka Mary Ann Mayercak, aka Mary Ann York, aka Mary Ann York/Martinez, aka Mary Ann Martinez, aka Angelica Angel Spielberg to PROPOSED NAME: Mary Anjill 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: 04/16/2020, 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 25, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

LEGAL NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0134

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Saundra Yvette Ontiveros filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Saundra Yvette Ontiveros to PROPOSED NAME: Saundra Ontiveros Zuniga 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: 04/15/2020, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 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: March 3, 2020 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0142

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Ricky Thomas Franklin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Ricky Thomas Franklin to PROPOSED NAME: Rick Thomas VanValen 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: 04/16/2020, 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: March 4, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

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LEGAL NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0144

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Monica Lynn DuMong and Tavis Edward DuMong filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Deanna Rae Villanueva to PROPOSED NAME: Deanna Rae DuMong, PRESENT NAME: Julia Renee Villanueva to PROPOSED NAME: Julia Renee DuMong 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: 04/23/2020, 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: March 5, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CV-0162

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Natalie Anderson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Givan Gio Newsom to PROPOSED NAME: Gabriel Yokoyama Anderson 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: 05/28/2020, 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: March 12, 2020 /s/: Ginger E. Garrett, Judge of the Superior Court March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

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CAUSE FOR CHANGE

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NUMBER: 20CV-0164

NUMBER: 20CVP0070

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Sam Spencer Struble filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Sam Spencer Struble to PROPOSED NAME: Sam Rebel Sky 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: 04/22/2020, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 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: March 12, 2020 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Clifton Adams filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Clifton Hunter Jr. aka Clifton George Adams to PROPOSED NAME: Clifton Adams 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: 04/29/2020, Time: 9:30 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: February 18, 2020 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court February 27, March 5,12, & 19, 2020

CAUSE FOR CHANGE

ORDER TO SHOW

OF NAME CASE

CAUSE FOR CHANGE

NUMBER: 20CV-0166

OF NAME CASE

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Emily Katherine Witt filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Savanna Elaine Henderson to PROPOSED NAME: Savanna Elaine Henderson-Witt, PRESENT NAME: Amaya Zetta Henderson to PROPOSED NAME: Amaya Zetta Henderson-Witt

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Heidi Lisa Spencer filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Heidi Lisa Spencer to PROPOSED NAME: Heidi Lisa Leverette

THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.

THE 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: 04/22/2020, Time: 9:00 am, Dept. 9 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

NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: 04/29/2020, Time: 9:30 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: March 13, 2020 /s/: Tana L. Coates, Judge of the Superior Court March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

Date: March 2, 2020 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court March 12, 19, 26, & April 2, 2020

NUMBER: 20CVP0086

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LEGAL NOTICES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER: 20CVP-0105

To all interested persons: Petitioner: Holly Rebecca Porter filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: Holly Rebecca Porter to PROPOSED NAME: Holly Rebecca Kapera 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: 05/06/2020, Time: 9:30 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: March 10, 2020 /s/: Linda D. Hurst, Judge of the Superior Court March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-0498 OLD FILE NO. 2017-2159 Wink’s, 845 Embarcadero Suite 1, Morro Bay, CA 93442. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 09/05/2017. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: William Frederick Farrand, Deborah Sauer Farrand (845 Embarcadero Suite 1, Morro Bay, CA 93442). This business was conducted by A Married Couple /s/ William Farrand, Owner. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 02-24-2020. 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. Currens, Deputy Clerk. February 27, March 5, 12, & 19, 2020

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

NEW FILE NO. 2020-0669 OLD FILE NO. 2020-0382 SLO Coast Winery, SLO Coast Vineyard, SLO Coast Vineyards, San Luis Obispo Coast Winery, San Luis Obispo Coast Vineyard, San Luis Obispo Coast Vineyards, 178 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. San Luis Obispo County. The fictitious business name referred to above was filed in San Luis Obispo County on 02/10/2020. The following person has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Stephen Dooley Wine Co., Inc. (178 Suburban Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401). This business was conducted by A Corporation /s/ Stephen Ross Dooley, President. This statement was filed with the County Clerk of San Luis Obispo on 03-13-2020. I hereby certify that this copy is a correct copy of the statement on file in my office. (Seal) Tommy Gong, County Clerk. By JA. Anderson, Deputy Clerk. March 19, 26, April 2, & 9, 2020

Rob Brezsny’s Free Will Astrology Homework: For more on The Tumultuous Upgrade, go to freewillastrology.com We interrupt your regularly scheduled horoscopes to offer insights about the virus-driven turning point that the whole world is now experiencing. As you’ve probably guessed, all of us are being invited to re-evaluate everything we think we know about what it means to be human. I refer to this unprecedented juncture as The Tumultuous Upgrade or The Disruptive Cure. It’s fraught with danger and potential opportunities; crisis and possible breakthroughs. And while the coronavirus is the main driving force, it won’t be the only factor. We must be ready for more Rough, Tough Healings disguised as Bumpy Challenges in the coming months. Here’s the astrological lowdown: Throughout 2020, there’s a rare confluence of three planets in Capricorn: Pluto, Saturn, and Jupiter. They are synergizing each other’s impacts in ways that confound us and rattle us. In the best-case scenario, they’ll also energize us to initiate brave transformations in our own personal lives as well as in our communities. Below is a profile of each planet’s meaning. When we are in intense and intimate relationship with Pluto—as we are now—we’re invited to dive down deeper: to see life from the soul’s perspective rather than from the ego’s; to seek wealth and meaning not as they’re defined by the material world but as they’re understood by the part of us that’s eternal. Descending into the mysterious Plutonian depths can be disruptive to our conscious beliefs and intentions, but may ultimately be profoundly regenerative. When we are in intense and intimate relationship with Saturn, we’re invited to get more serious and focused; to register the fact that we don’t have unlimited time and energy, but must firmly decide what’s important and what’s not. We’re asked to be ruthlessly honest about the roles that are most likely to bring out the best in us. When we are in intense and intimate relationship with Jupiter, we’re invited to risk growth and expansion; to take proactive responsibility for seeking the rich experiences that our souls long for; to aggressively enhance our lust for life. Now I invite you to meditate on the potent mix of Plutonian, Saturnian, and Jupiterian energies. I encourage you to respond to the convulsion by deepening your understanding of how profoundly interconnected we all are and upgrading the way you take care of yourself, the people you love, and our natural world. In the horoscopes below, I suggest personal shifts that will be available to you during this once-in-a-lifetime blend of planetary energies.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): *Possible crises in the coming months:* 1. Your power spot may be challenged or compromised. 2. Your master plan might unravel. 3. There could be disruptions in your ability to wield your influence. *Potential opportunities:* 1. You’ll be motivated to find an even more suitable power spot. 2. A revised master plan will coalesce. 3. You’ll be resourceful as you discover novel ways to wield your influence.

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(April 20-May 20): *Possible crises in the coming months:* 1. Your vision of the big picture of your life may dissipate. 2. Old reliable approaches to learning crucial lessons and expanding your mind could lose their effectiveness. *Potential opportunities:* 1. You’ll be inspired to develop an updated vision of the big picture of your life. 2. Creative new strategies for learning and expanding your mind will invigorate your personal growth.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): *Possible crises in the coming months:* 1. There may be breakdowns in communication with people you care about. 2. Contracts and agreements could fray. 3. Sexual challenges might complicate love. *Potential opportunities:* 1. You’ll be inspired to reinvent the ways you communicate and connect. 2. Your willingness to revise agreements and contracts could make them work better for all concerned. 3. Sexual healing will be available.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): *Possible crises in the coming months:* 1. Friends and associates could change in ways that are uncomfortable for you. 2. Images and expectations that people have of you may

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): *Possible crises in the coming months:* 1. Your job may not suit you as well as you wish. 2. A health issue could demand more of your attention than you’d like. *Potential opportunities:* 1. You’ll take innovative action to make your job work better for you. 2. In your efforts to solve a specific health issue, you’ll upgrade your entire approach to staying healthy long term.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): *Possible crises in the coming months:* 1. Love may feel confusing or unpredictable. 2. You may come up against a block to your creativity. *Potential opportunities:* 1. You’ll be energized to generate new understandings about how to ensure that love works well for you. 2. Your frustration with a creative block will motivate you to uncover previously hidden keys to accessing creative inspiration.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): *Possible crises in the coming months:* 1. You may experience disturbances in your relationships with home and family. 2. You may falter in your ability to maintain a strong foundation. *Potential opportunities:* 1. Domestic disorder could inspire you to reinvent your approach to home and family, changing your life for the better. 2. Responding to a downturn in your stability and security, you’ll build a much stronger foundation.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): *Possible crises in the coming months:* 1. There may be carelessness or a lack of skill in the ways you and your associates communicate and cultivate connectivity. 2. You may have problems blending elements that really need to be blended. *Potential opportunities:* 1. You’ll resolve to communicate and cultivate connectivity with a renewed panache and vigor. 2. You’ll dream up fresh approaches to blending elements that need to be blended.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): *Possible crises in the coming months:* 1. Money may be problematic. 2. Your personal integrity might undergo a challenge. 3. You could get lax about translating your noble ideas into practical actions. *Potential opportunities:* 1. You’ll find inventive solutions for boosting your wealth. 2. You’ll take steps to ensure your ethical code is impeccable. 3. You’ll renew your commitment to translating your noble ideals into practical action.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): *Possible predicament during the coming months:* You may have an identity crisis. Who are you, anyway? What do you really want? What are your true intentions? *Potential opportunity:* You’ll purge self-doubts and fuzzy self-images. You’ll rise up with a fierce determination to define yourself with clarity and intensity and creativity.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): *Possible crises in the coming months:* 1. You’ll be at risk for botched endings. 2. You may be tempted to avoid solving long-term problems whose time is up. *Potential opportunities:* 1. You’ll make sure all endings are as graceful and complete as possible. 2. You’ll dive in and finally resolve long-term problems whose time is up.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): *Possible crises in the coming months:* 1. Due to worries about your self-worth, you may not accept the help and support that are available. 2. Due to worries about your self-worth, you might fail to bravely take advantage of chances to reach a new level of success. *Potential opportunities:* 1. You’ll take dramatic action to enhance your sense of self-worth, empowering you to welcome the help and support you’re offered and take advantage of chances to reach a new level of success. ∆

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