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Volume 12
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Issue 14
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October 16 - 22, 2014
YOUR COMMUNITY IN YOUR HANDS
AVILA BEACH • SHELL BEACH • PISMO BEACH • GROVER BEACH • ARROYO GRANDE • HALCYON • OCEANO
Kelby’s Worldwide PhotoWalk took place in
both Avila Beach and Pismo Bach on Oct.
11. The event included 20,114 people who
walked around select locations in their town
in 1052 areas in 124 countries around the
world shooting their own view of the area.
Photo by www.PhotoByVivian.com.
5-Cities Homeless
Coalition Update
By Theresa-Marie Wilson
A
lthough the ultimate goal of
creating a one-stop, day use,
service comprehensive service
center to help the local homeless
population has not yet been realized,
the 5Cities Homeless Coalition is
providing help to those in need.
The organization recently held
it’s3rd Annual Empty Bowl Community
Luncheon event and the community
turned out in droves to the tune of 800
people paying $25 to eat soup donated
by restaurants in take-home handmade
ceramic bowls made by local artists
and served by city dignitaries, law
enforcement officials and other well-
See Homeless, page 31
By Theresa-Marie Wilson
T
ourism dollars are a driving force
behind the budget for the City of
Pismo Beach. Last April the city
raked in a record amount of $701,610
in transient occupancy tax (TOT)
commonly known as a hotel bed tax.
Property tax, sales tax and TOT are
shared by the city. The funds support
the fire and police departments as well
as administration.
TOT contributes more than $6
million dollars annually to the city’s
general fund budget making the tax
the highest revenue earner for the city
followed by property and sales taxes.
The City Council recently voted
unanimously to keep those dollars
coming in strong by approving a county
Tourism Marketing District (TMD).
“I think this is a huge opportunity
for the City of Pismo Beach,” said
Councilman Erik Howell.
The City will work with the Visit San
Luis Obispo County (VSLOC), a nonprofit organization which promotes
San Luis Obispo County through
advertising, marketing, public relations
and group sales. The organization,
which is currently funded by annual
contributions from local agencies, has
See Tourism, page 29
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the parish hall at St. Patrick’s Church
brought in about $35,000 dollars.
“We have tremendous support from
the faith community,” said Janna
Nichols, Executive Director for the
5Cities Homeless Coalition. “A number
of the churches checked out tickets
and shared the information with their
congregation in addition to sponsoring
the event. We saw teams of people
coming from businesses. It is just a big
mix of opportunities. The beauty of this
event is that it is the community coming
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October 16 - 22, 2014
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2-DAY PASS:
Wine Walk,
Chowder Contest & 2
Drink Tickets
LIVE MUSIC
Saturday, Oct 18th
SUNDAY, OCT 19th
10am-2pm Dory Race ( south side of the pier)
Watermen from around the state compete
12pm Clam Dig (north side of the pier)
Children 12 and under dig for clams in
the sand to win prizes
1:30pm Clam Bake on the Pier
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October 16 - 22, 2014 • Coast News
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Clam Festival Parade Grand Marshall
enry Myers will reign over the
festivities during the 68th annual
Clam Festival this weekend.
Henry grew up on a dairy farm in Idaho,
which included milking cows twice a day.
As a teenager he won the Idaho State
Stock Car Drag Racing Championship,
driving a 1956 Chevrolet.
He was
studying engineering in college when
he came to Pismo Beach one summer to
help operate a motel.
He immediately knew he had
found his calling. Over fifty
years later he is the ownerbuilder of the Kon Tiki Inn, the
Pismo Beach Athletic Club, and
Steamers of Pismo. He is a go-to
guy that city leaders have often
relied on for information on the
local lodging industry.
Henry was a volunteer fire
fighter in Pismo Beach for 16
years, and for 12 of those years
served as Assistant Chief. When
the Pismo Pier broke apart in the
the
storms of 1983,
to protect
safety of the public, he personally
the
arranged and
supervised
crane and equipment that
picked up the numerous pilings
that were rolling dangerously
on the beach. He also once
assisted in saving a woman who
was stuck between the boards of the old
wooden beach ramp as the rising surf
came in around her. During the Diablo
Canyon protests,
he helped rescue the
Pismo Beach Chief of Police, whose
leg was trapped
in the rails of a cow
catcher at Diablo Canyon. Henry takes
pride in having been a part of the fire
department’s many dramatic cliff rescues
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Theresa-Marie Wilson
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Clam Festival Guide .....................2-4
Dinner and a Movie ......................19
Measure H-14 Rally........................ 6
Lifestyle ...................................20-27
Sports Snapshot ............................. 8
Good to be King .......................... 28
Sports ........................................... 9
World Photo Event ....................... 30
Coastal Culture ............................ 10
Letters ......................................... 32
805 Sound .............................. 11-14
Work-Life Balance ........................ 33
Entertainment .......................... 15-18
SLO Noor Clinic........................... 34
Eat, Play, Shop .............................18
Biz Briefs ..................................... 35
Police Blotter ......................... 7
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Jim Bennett
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October 16 - 22, 2014 • Coast News
NEWS
Vote Yes Measure H-14 Rally Held in Shell Beach
By Theresa-Marie Wilson
A
bout 65 people attended a political
rally at SeaSide CafГ© in
support
of a ballot measure and the three
city council candidates who have backed
the hot button issue.
Council candidates Sheila Blake and
Marcia Guthrie along with mayoral candidate Kevin Kreowski attended the event.
Come November 4, voters will decide the
fate of Measure H-14.
The debate surrounds the contentious
proposed Spanish Springs project in Price
Canyon that would see about 416 singlefamily units, 73 multi-family units, 120
senior homes, a 150-room hotel with
a conference center, a vineyard, public
parks, trails and a nine-hole golf course
on about 960 acres north of the city limit. It also addresses Pismo Ranch, which
proposes a second convention center and
more houses. Opponents of the development organized Save Price Canyon last
year and gathered enough signatures to
get Measure H-14 on the ballot. A majority yes vote would require voters’ approval
on annexation of large parcels in the Price
Canyon area.
“The rally was just that, a rally, a coming together of people to show support
and share the excitement,” said Effie
McDermott, who, along with Tarren Col-
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event. “The rally was for H-14 and for the
candidates who have worked for it and
who support it--Sheila, Marcia, Kevin.
Invitations were sent through social media to the public, via email, Facebook and
word of mouth to come show support for
the Initiative and to meet the candidates
who support it. Of the Pismo Beach candidates, only Sheila, Marcia, and Kevin have
gone firmly on record supporting Measure
H-14. They were named in the invitation
as supporters of Measure H-14.”
Four candidates are contending for two
City Council seats including incumbents
Kris Vardas and Mary Anne Reiss and
newcomers Shelia Blake and Marcia
Guthrie.
Incumbent Shelly Higginbotham faces
challenger Kevin Kreowski for the office of
mayor.
During a candidate forum held last
month, Reiss said she would not take a position on the measure and Higgenbotham
said she was not in favor of it.
“I am concerned that there could be
unintended consequences. It has inclusive
language, even though it says it is Planning
Area R, that includes the Pismo creek,
which goes beyond Planning Area R, and
it includes endangered species,” she said.
Vardas said the council works at the will
of the people and voters would have to
decide.
“My house, personally, has a beautiful
view of Price Canyon,” he said. “If I
were to ask myself personally what I
think, I would like to protect the views.
As a councilmember my job is to solve
problems. Whether the citizens want to go
forward with this measure, vote for it to
deny the project that is up to the citizens.
It is now in their hands.”
McDermott and other backers of Measure H-14 believe that without voters’ support Price Canyon could become a development mecca.
“If this measure does not pass, and the
incumbent city council remains in office,
they will interpret it as a validation of their
position and as a mandate to proceed in
Price Canyon,” said McDermott. “The voters will have spoken. I feel very strongly
that the city council had a terrible lapse of
judgment on Spanish Springs, and that the
Initiative is necessary to put the city back
on an even keel. This rally brought together supporters of Measure H-14 to show
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POLICE BLOTTER
Avila Beach
• Oct. 1: Sheriff’s deputies were called
at 12:11 p.m. to a domestic dustup in
the 3200 block of Avila Beach Dr. They
arrested some louse for abuse of his
spouse and he went to the big house to
delouse.
• Oct. 5: Some apparently clueless thief
attempted to burglarize a business in
the 1200 block of Avila Beach Dr.
Cambria
• Oct. 2: A grand theft had folks seeing
red in the 2300 block of Green.
• Oct. 6: Deputies were called at 8:25
a.m. to the 5500 block of Oakhurst for
an un-neighborly dispute. No arrests
were needed, just wait until round two.
Cayucos
• Oct. 3: Someone reported an out-ofcontrol juvenile miscreant at 9:18 a.m.
in the 200 block of Ash. Logs indicated
no arrest was needed, as he or she
apparently saw the light — reds and
blues that is.
• Oct. 7: Deputies stopped a suspicious
vehicle at 9:54 a.m. at Moonstone
Beach Dr. and Exotic Garden Rd. Some
moonbeam was hauled to the County’s
not-so exotic lockup.
• Oct. 7: Deputies got a report of a
suspicious subject at 9:59 a.m. in the
first block of 8th. Naturally, when they
arrived at 10:25 p.m. the creeper was
gone, shoot a snail could have escaped
in that time.
County Jail
• Oct. 7: The boys at the crime lab paid
a visit on 27 inmates at the County
asylum taking samples for prosperity
and no doubt the jailers’ peace of mind.
Los Osos
• Oct. 1: Someone in the 1600 block of
4th had his or her identity stolen and
we have no idea who they are now.
• Oct. 1: Deputies stopped and arrested
a suspicious pedestrian at Ferrell and
9th at 6:47 a.m. ah he was apparently
out late and not up early.
• Oct. 1: Deputies got a call at 7 a.m.
of an out-of-control juvenile wretch in
the 1600 block of 9th but when they
got there at 7:10 p.m. the crisis was
apparently over.
• Oct. 1: A domestic disturbance
involving an offensive juvenile was
reported at 9:10 a.m. in the 1700
block of 7th and deputies arrested the
problem.
• Oct. 2: A disturbance was reported at
9:24 a.m. in the 2000 block of 9th and
the uprising was quelled with a pair of
steel bracelets and maybe a thump or
two.
• Oct. 3Someone in the 1500 block of
17th reported a prowler at 10:04 a.m.
The sneak had of course snuck off
before deputies arrived at 10:06 p.m.
• Oct. 5: Deputies responded at
11:38 p.m. to a case of defrauding an
innkeeper, an apparent dine-n-dash in
the 1300 block of Santa Ynez.
• Oct. 7: Deputies responded at 5:25
a.m. to a disturbance in the 500 block
of LOVR where they arrested some
unnamed dingus.
Pismo Beach
• Oct. 12: A reportedly toasted was in
the bathroom at the Cliff’s and didn’t
know where she was. She was hauled to
the slammer where she likely familiar
with.
• Oct. 12: Some bundle of joy tried
kicking in a neighboring room a
Motel 6. When that didn’t work he
tried it at another room. She was mad
because her room key didn’t work and
apparently didn’t think to ask for help
at the front desk.
• Oct. 12: A woman on the 900 block
of Tulare said that she had moved last
year and “from that day forward has not
been able to locate a new iPhone 4s she
had in a box to ship to her son.” AT&T
said the phone had been registered to a
Verizon customer.
• Oct. 12: Some fool entered property
on the 100 block of Main to try to steal
surfboards. The caller was caught in
the act and he took off. The caller later
found him located behind Splash Cafe
smoking the evil weed.
• Oct. 11: Horror of all horrors, several
surfers were reportedly less than 100
feet from the pier.
• Oct. 11: It appeared as if someone
tried to break into the snack bar at the
little league fields and struck out.
• Oct. 11: Police were unable to locate
someone in the downtown area who
was reportedly excessively beeping
their car horn.
• Oct. 11: Some hammered fellow at the
pier was arrested after trying to start a
fight.
• Oct. 11: Stoners were getting high
under the steps by the flagpole. United
we Smoke. In other pier news, a caller
reported a man “pushing religion on
people” and getting in their face. The
Holy Roller was advised to chill.
• Oct. 11: An irate woman was throwing
things from a balcony onto the 300
block of Shell Beach Road.
• Oct 10: A caller at the Outlet Center
had just purchased a Lexus and after
shopping had some how managed to
unlock another Lexus. They put their
purchases inside and locked the door,
but couldn’t get it open again.
• Oct 10: A guy doing construction work
at the Price Street Market at 3:30 a.m.
was told to shad-up.
• Oct 10: Some jumping he fence at the
Sea Venture to soak in the hot tub was
in hot water and was arrested.
San Luis Obispo
• Oct. 8: Some Boxcar Willie left his
guitar along with the rest of his meager
belongings behind stores in the 100
block of Higuera.
• Oct. 8: At 11:39 a.m. police were called
to Sierra Vista Hospital for a combative
patient in the back of an ambulance.
Then at 2:41, they got called back by
some poor Samaritan for help in getting
an uncooperative patient into his car
so they could leave, a case of make up
your mind already.
• Oct. 8: At 12:23 p.m. some white,
Rastaman with dreadlocks and his dog,
were behind CVS on Marsh smokin’
ganja.
• Oct. 8: The folks at Vons on Broad
called at 5:10 p.m. to deal with some
schwasted fellow outside yellin’ his
fool head off, along with another model
citizen who’d been 86’d for having
sticky fingers.
• Oct. 8: Party was over at 6 p.m. for
a transient woman loitering all day
outside the “Let’s Party!” store on
Foothill. Cops run her off.
• Oct. 8: Some snitch called police at
6:23 p.m. from Santa Rosa Park to tattle
on skateboarders thrashing around at
the skate park under construction.
• Oct. 8: Police got a complaint at 6:32
p.m. from the 400 block of Dana of
a naked man under a tree who just
squirmed into a sleeping bag. The
23-year-old wienie naturally had a
warrant and was hauled to the County
fitting room.
• Oct. 8: Police were called to the
Garden Street Alleyway at 8:53 p.m.,
as there was a transient man passed
out. The alley cay snuck off before
they arrived. Then At 9:12, the clerk
at 7-Eleven down the street reported
some ticked-off Garfield was banging
on the window. Naturally he denied it.
• Oct. 8: Police were sent to the
Madonna Inn at 12:13 a.m. after
someone jumped the fence and got into
the pool, in yet another example of why
we need SWAT. Security handled the
fence jumpers.
• Oct. 8: A citizen in the 1700 block
of Lima called at 6:30 a.m. to report
a transient wearing a headlamp was
mining her recycling bin.
• Oct. 7: Police were called at 8:28
a.m. to St. Stephen’s Church in the
1300 block of Nipomo after they did
what Jesus would probably do to a
trespasser caught sleeping on the side
of the building, call police. The potential
sainthood contestant disappeared
before police arrived — miracle No. 1…
• Oct. 7: Police went to Jack in the Box
at 9:20 a.m. to deal with some juice
weasel popping off in the parking lot.
Then at 10:22 a.m. some other nut
apparently lost his mind outside Fanny
Wrapper’s Lingerie Shop.
• Oct. 7: Police were called at 1:41 p.m.
to Motel 6 on Calle Joaquin where they
had a fuzzy man who refuses to pay or
to just leave. The 62-year-old apparent
grifter was hauled to the nick for being
deep in his cups. Then at 3 p.m. they
went to the 600 block of Marsh where
some scoundrel dined-n-dashed at
Sumo Sushi, let’s hope it wasn’t all you
can eat.
• Oct. 7: Someone at Visiting Angels
reported devilish shenanigans.
• Oct. 7: Sierra Vista called at 6:07 p.m.
after a patient took off on foot. They
soon canceled, as they’d come back, no
doubt after the meds wore off.
• Oct. 7: At 7:49 p.m. they got a call
from Smart & Final of a woman inside
crying that her boyfriend pushed her.
Old Mr. Smooth, 51, was in the parking
lot and got picked up for DUI, and so
there is poetic justice after all.
• Oct. 7: Police got a complaint at 8
p.m. from the 500 block of Hathway
of people living in a backyard. Then
someone in the 600 block of Brizzolara
said transients were setting up camp,
his first was clue was a guy carrying in
a futon.
• Oct. 7: Police were called at 12:07 a.m.
to Petsmart after someone reported a
guy stealing coins out of a fountain at
Home Depot. No word on how many
wishes were stolen.
• Oct. 6: The clerk at 7-Eleven on Marsh
called at 8:45 a.m. to report an irate
woman came in and threw an apple
at him or her. The 31-year-old wildcat
was arrested for resisting arrest and
battery, for an apple a day might keep
the doctor away, but pitching one
brings the cops every time.
• Oct. 6: Police responded to the
600 block of California where some
transient’s junk caused an eyesore at
Retina Specialists.
• Oct. 6: Police went to a domestic
dustup at 12:46 p.m. in the 1500
block of Madonna. Logs indicated the
“victim” had a broken nose. A 34-yearold louse and a 29-year-old battleaxe
both got charged with spousal abuse.
• Oct. 6: Someone asked police to check
the pulse of a man lying on the sidewalk
at the top of the Madonna/Road Hwy
101 overpass. He was dead — drunk
that is and went to the County B&B to
sleep it off.
• Oct. 6: Police were called at 12:20 a.m.
to the 200 block of via San Blas for a
lady boozeheimer unconscious from
drink.
• Oct. 5: A woman called police at 9:17
p.m. from Hathway at Carpenter to
report a man with binoculars looking
into a neighbor’s window. The brazen
peeper beat it before police arrived.
And speaking of pervs, at noon the
Apple Store on Higuera reported some
Sheldon was getting a big bang out of
watching porn on their gadgets and
won’t leave, a case of “It isn’t logical. If I
want to test their products, I should be
able to test it on what I want to watch…”
• Oct. 5: It’s either a dream come
true or a nightmare, but the traffic
signals at Santa Rosa and Marsh were
simultaneously green in all directions.
• Oct. 5: Police got a complaint in
the 1700 block of Tonini on Sunday
about a dog that’s been barking since
Wednesday. Police advised him or her
to call the County pound, a case of
“Doh! I should a thought of that!”
• Oct. 5: A citizen in the 1300 block of
Pismo called at 5:32 a.m. to report a
strange man was standing on her porch,
not knocking or anything just standing
there. The 35-year-old stiff was hauled
to the nick for being waxed.
• Oct. 5: Police got a call at 1:24 a.m. to
McCarthy’s Cocktail Lounge on Marsh
from a plastered woman who was
arguing with the bouncers, yet another
case of have mouth will babble. вњ¤
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October 16 - 22, 2014 • Coast News
SPORTS
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SPORTS
Ride 2 Recovery
Passes Through
AND
PRESENT THE FIRST ANNUAL
A
bout 200 people took part in
United Healthcare’s “Ride 2
Recovery California Challenge”
last week, which featured numerous
wounded war veterans riding alongside
their military comrades in arms and
supporters, in a 7-day, 465-mile trek
from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los
Angeles. The parade of cyclists passed
through Morro Bay last Wednesday
on their way to an overnight stay in
the South County. Ride 2 Recovery
supports physical and psychological
rehabilitation programs for injured
veterans, with cycling as its core activity.
From outdoor training at military
installations to multi-day, long-distance
rides, Ride 2 Recovery helps injured
veterans heal through the challenge
of cycling using custom adapted
bicycles, hand cycles, recumbent bikes,
tandems and traditional road bikes.
In the photo, the riders pass the Hwy
1-San Jacinto stoplight in Morro Bay.
See: www.ride2recovery.com for more
information on the organization. Photo
by Neil Farrell вњ¤
30 RENOWNED ARTISTS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS
will have their surfboard art creations displayed publicly throughout
the City of Morro Bay from November 1-28, 2014.
Admission is available for the Surfboard Art Festival Gala Auction, to be
held on November 29 at Fish Bonez Restaurant, 725 Embarcadero,
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Lady Pirates Sweep LPL Duals
M
orro Bay’s Girls’ Cross
Country Team swept all school
matchups in the Oct. 8 Los
Padres League Mid-Season Duals Meet.
The Lady Pirates went 7-0. The duals
meet is run as one race with each school
being scored individually against the
others. Since the girls cross country
program started in 1980, this was the
11th time the team has swept a league
dual meet, according to coach Chuck
Ogle. The last sweep for the Morro Bay
girls in 2010.
Freshman Eliza Lewis led the tem
with a third place finish. Her time
over the 3-mile course was 19-minutes
33-seconds, some 36 seconds behind
the winner, Taylor Witcher of Nipomo
(18:57). Kecymar Osuna of Templeton
was second in 19:14.
Morro Bay’s Alexis Lewis (Eliza’s twin
sister) finished 5th in 19:37. The rest of
the team was Shannon McClish (8th,
20:01), Natalie Marquardt (12th, 20:15),
Madeline Ogle (19th, 20:39), Hannah
Beuchner (24th, 21:10), and Abby Ogle
(32nd, 21:46). Only Templeton gave the
Lady Pirates a close match, as Morro
Bay prevailed 27-29 (low score wins
in cross country). Amber Sheely was
the top Morro Bay girl in the JV race,
finishing 19th in 24:16.
For the Boys’ Varsity Team, the
Pirates finished 5-2, losing to Santa
Ynez and Cabrillo. Austin Lay won the
race in 15:19. Coach Ogle said he clocked
the second-fastest all-time mark on the
course, behind only his own 15:04 from
last year’s league finals.
Andrew Stafford (3rd, 15:44) and
Hank Ogle (12th, 16:58) turned in very
strong performances for the Pirates.
Also scoring were Lawrence Banta (29th,
17:36) and Ruben Zamora (40th, 18:04).
Freshman Dylan Williams rounded out
the varsity contingent, finishing 54th in
20:46.
“We were challenged to finish with at
least five wins on the day,” said Ogle.
“Anything less and we would be out of
the running for a league championship.
Considering that the Pirates earned
the wins without Junior Angel Virgen,
a key member of last year’s league
championship squad who has been
troubled by a quadriceps issue, the
day was a success.” Freshman Gabriel
Passanisi (37th, 19:50) was the top
Pirate in the JV race.
So everything is coming down to the
league finals, set for Wednesday, Nov. 5
at the Cuesta College Fairbanks Course.
“At finals, we will see greater levels of
fitness from all of the schools in the
league,” Ogle said. “The Templeton
girls, in particular, seem to sharpen
particularly well for league. If the
Pirates continue to train well, the guys
could win their third straight league
crown, and the girls their first since
2011.” ✤
It’ll be the
cat’s meow
Hi-de-ho
Show your support for the
San Luis Obispo Children’s Museum
by attending the Boogie Woogie Bash!
Saturday, October 18, 2014
5:30 - 10pm
SLO Vets Hall - 801 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo
Come decked out in your best 1940’s attire for
Dinner, Dancing to Riptide Big Band, Auctions,
games and more!
$100 per person for a swell time
To speak with people in the know, ring 805 545-5874
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• October 16 - 22, 2014 • Tolosa Press
COASTAL CULTURE
FootGolf
Story & photos by Gareth Kelly
T
his year, Americans took interest
in the World Cup. All across
the nation, people watched the
men’s national team battle it out until
narrowly losing out to Belgium in the
round of 16. As tough a loss as it was,
it was clear to most that America has
truly fallen in love with the beautiful
game of soccer.
Another game America has been in
love with for far longer is golf, and,
up until now, golf and soccer have
had very little in common. One man
seeking to change that is Gary Setting,
owner and manager of Sea Pines Golf
Resort in Los Osos. Nestled at the far
end of the back bay with stunning
views of the Morro Bay Estuary, Sea
Pines has long been a favorite ninehole course with locals and tourists
alike. In June of this year, Setting
introduced something a little bit
different to the fairways: footgolf.
“All my children play soccer in North
County. One day I was talking to their
coach, my good friend Miguel Figueroa
(a past Argentinian International
soccer player), and he told me that all
over Argentina people play foot golf.
It’s just like it sounds. It’s just like golf
except you kick a soccer ball instead of
hitting a golf ball. I looked into it and
found it’s huge in Europe and around
the world with full-blown associations
and leagues. The nearest course to
us was down in Ventura, so one day
myself and Miguel stopped by to find
out more,” Setting said.
Footgolf at Sea Pines has holes 22
inches in diameter with a flag, usually
just to one side of the main golf green.
Players tee up on the regular golf tee
on offer, again along the same lines as
the existing golf course. “I don’t know
for sure but I have a strong feeling
we may well be the only place in the
country where you can play all three
games alongside each other on the
same course,” Setting said.
Having done somewhat of a soft
rollout of the new games, Setting
hopes to offer foot and disc golf
leagues, lessons, fundraisers and more
in the near future. Foot golf costs $10
for adults, $5 for children with balls
available to rent for $5, and disc golf
costs $6 a round. Footgolf is only
available after 11 a.m. when the grass
is drier.
For more information, visit www.
seapinesgolfresort.com or call 5285252. вњ¤
boxes with their soccer balls and kick
away. Each hole has a designated par
for those wanting to keep score (the
current course record from the red
tees is held by none other than Tolosa
Press owner Bret Colhouer) and can be
played by men, women and children.
In fact, as the holes are different, you
can even play as a combination with
regular golfers.
“Footgolf is a little quicker than
regular golf. It’s quite a bit easier. We
had a father come out the other week
who wanted to play golf. He brought
his son, they brought a soccer ball and
he played footgolf. Where else can
that happen? We’ve even had a hole in
one! ” Setting said.
Not content with just golf and foot
golf, Setting also has a disc golf course
Tolosa Press • October 16 - 22, 2014
8 0 5 sound
find your beat
H
Central Coast?
Kate: It’s not too far from where I grew
up (Los Olivos) and feels like home to
me. There’s such a healthy community
here and somewhere I can really get
involved and be a part of when we
are not on the road. It is a place of
restoration when we come home.
CJ: Tell me a little about both of your
backgrounds musically.
Hilary: Its pretty different from where
I came from (Riverside). We moved here
last December looking for a homebase
since we had been traveling nonstop
for about 2 years. We tried looking in
LA but felt like we would get swallowed
up there. It has been so perfect to be a
part of this community up here where it
seems like people genuinely care about
each other and there is a really sweet,
growing music scene that we love.
Kate: My great great grandfather’s
violin was passed down to me when
I was five-years-old and I was drawn
to the sound and wanted to master it.
So I started with a quarter sized violin
and was classically trained until I dug
into my fiddle roots with a bluegrass
band in 2010. Celtic music has always
influenced and inspired me so my
style has become a blend of all these
different genres.
CJ: How did you come together as a
duo?
Hilary: I had been a solo artist for a
few years and was performing a concert
in Solvang. On a whim I decided to ask
around for a violinist and someone told
me to call Kate. From that show we
got hired for a couple more gigs and
people kept wanting us to play together
for things. Our styles seemed to blend
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Dynamic Duo of Hilary
Watson and Kate Feldtkeller
ilary and Kate have stamped
out their own unique style by
writing folk-flavored melodies
blended with powerful, intricate
harmonies and inspired guitar and
violin playing, along with engaging live
performances.
Hillary & Kaye talk to 805 Sound’s
Carrie Jaymes
Hilary: I was in 6th grade when I first
heard Counting Crows, “August and
Everything After” and knew at that
moment I had to play music. I bought a
beat up electric guitar from a pawnshop
and taught myself to play. It was mostly
Beatles and blues songs at that age.
And as far back as I can remember I’ve
written poetry so at some point along
the way that turned into lyrics and then
in college I began performing those
songs for friends and family.
•
CJ: What are your plans for 2015?
together well and I thought she seemed
like a fun person to hang out with so I
asked if she wanted to go on tour with
me during her summer break.
Kate: I was just finishing my pre-reqs
for nursing school at the time and had
every intention of going back to school
in the fall but on that summer tour
we got invited to play in Europe and
I just couldn’t pass that up. So I took
my last few classes online while touring
but as we kept getting busier I realized
that I was doing what I loved and what
fulfilled me so I decided to put school
on hold and pursue music full time.
CJ: What is the biggest influence in
your music style and lyrics?
Kate: Learning to be a lyricist has made
me perceive the world and interpret it
Thu 10/16 ..... Fernando
Farmer’s Market
food welcome inside
Fri 10/17 ..... Ras Danny
Sat 10/18 ..... Chronic Vitality
Sun 10/19 ..... Madison King
Mon10/20 ..... Toan’s Open Jam
Tue 10/21 ..... Just People
Wed 10/22..... Farewell to
the Surface
Thu 10/23 ..... Jive Coalis
differently--it’s not only a hobby, but
a lifestyle. I find inspiration in authors
like C.S. Lewis and Steinbeck. Lately
I’ve been influenced by the music of
Sarah Jarosz.
Hilary: My Christian faith is definitely
the biggest source of influence for me
in my lyrics. I have found healing and
truth in the words of the Bible and
they seem to seep into most of my
writing. I have a hard time writing
anything that I don’t feel passionately
about so inevitably my songs tend to
come from very emotionally places in
my life. Musically, I am influenced by
everything from jazz to bluegrass to
electronic, haha! It is so hard to answer
that question! Alison Krauss and Union
Station is always a go to.
CJ: When and why did you move to the
Kate: First and for most, a new album.
We are currently writing material for it.
Secondly, I’m eager to integrate in to the
community here. I’m currently working
with the SLO Chamber Orchestra in
my off time. We’ve had he incredible
opportunity to travel with the world
with our music, but now we’re ready to
eat some home-cooked meals with our
neighbors and build a following in our
backyard.
CJ: Where are some venues people can
see you?
Hilary: Well, if people want to fly to
Chicago we have a bunch of concerts
where they can see us! We are about to
leave for a tour there and won’t be back
until November. But we are currently
lining up our Christmas tour and will
have some fun shows in December.
They will be posted on hilaryandkate.
com in a couple weeks. вњ¤
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October 16 - 22,, 2014 • Tolosa Press
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find your beat
South County
THE CLIFFS RESORT: 2757 Shell
Beach Road, 773-5000 or cliffsresort.com.
F. MCLINTOCKS SALOON: Two
locations: 750 Mattie Road in Pismo
Beach and 133 Bridge St. in Arroyo
Grande. 773-1892 or mclintocks.
com. Live music at the Pismo Beach
location every Fri. and Sat. from 6-9pm.
Tennessee Jimmy Harrell and Doc Stoltey
play on alternating weekends.
HARRY’S NIGHT CLUB AND
BEACH BAR: Cypress and Pomeroy,
downtown Pismo Beach, 773-1010. Every
Thu. Front Row Karaoke.
LAETITIA WINERY: 453 Laetitia
Vineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande, 4811772. Live Music Saturdays and Sundays
1-4pm.
LIDO RESTAURANT AT DOLPHIN
BAY: 2727 Shell Beach Road, Shell
Beach, 773-4300 or thedolphinbay.com.
Join Three Martini Lunch every Thurs.
and Fri. from 6-9pm. Live Music Every
Tues. from 5:30-6:30 and Thursdays and
Fridays 6-9
MONGO’S SALOON: 359 W. Grand
Night Life & Club Listings
Ave., Grover Beach, 489-3639. Karaoke
Tuesday and Wednesday 9pm. Live Music
and dancing every Friday and Saturday
at 9pm.
MR. RICK’S: 404 Front St., Avila
Beach, 595-7425 Happy Hour MondayThursday 4-7pm
SEAVENTURE: 100 Ocean View,
Pismo Beach, 773-4994. Live music every
Wednesday from 6-9pm in the Fireplace
room. Acoustic Sundays from 3-6pm on
the Deck.
SHELL CAFÉ: 1351 Price St., Pismo
Beach, 773-8300.
TALLEY VINEYARDS: 3031
Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande, 489-0446,
talleyvineyards.com
VENTANA GRILL: 2575 Price St.
Pismo Beach, 773-0000, or ventanagrill.
com. Matt Cross plays on Mon and Wed.
evenings.
VINO VERSATO: 781 Price St., Pismo
Beach, 773-6563 or vinoversato.com.
Every Tuesday: Side Effects
CREATIVE JUICES LOUNGE: 874
Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434,
805-219-0518
San Luis Obispo
BON TEMPS CREOLE CAFE: 1000
Olive St., 544-2100. Zydeco music, live
blues, and jazz on Monday, Wednesday
and Thursday evenings.
CREEKY TIKI: 782 Higuera St., 9032591. www.creekytiki.com EVERY
FRIDAY Live Music Directly Following
Concerts in the Plaza
FROG & PEACH PUB: 728 Higuera St.
(805)595-3764.
THE GRADUATE: 990 Industrial Way,
541-0969 or slograd.com. Every Thu.
Is Country Night 8pm 18+, Every Fri
“Noche Caliente” or “Hot Latin Nights”
18+, Every Sat “Big Chill” hits from the
70’s 80’s 90’s 21+ & Every Sunday is
Minor Madness 8pm-11:45pm
LINNAEA’S CAFE: 1110 Garden St.,
541-5888.
SLO BREWING CO.: 1119 Garden St.,
543-1843 or slobrewingco.com
North County
ASUNCION RIDGE: 725 12th St., Paso
Robles, 237-1425 Live music Saturdays
from 5-8pm
AVION & CLAW: 6155 El Camino Real,
Atascadero, 461-9463 or avionandclaw.
com. Live music Thurs.-Sat. from 7-10pm.
BROKEN EARTH WINERY: 5625
Highway 46E, Paso Robles, 239-2562.
BRU COFFEEHOUSE: 576 El Camino
Real, Atascadero, 464-5007. Live music
every Friday from 7-9pm.
CAMOZZI’S: 5855 El Camino Real,
Atascadero, 466-1880.
LUNA RED: 1023 Chorro St., 540-5243.
TBA
D’ANBINO VINEYARDS AND
CELLARS: 710 Pine St., Paso Robles,
227-6800 or danbino.com. Every Saturday
2-4:30 pm wine and music events.
PAPPY MCGREGOR’S:
pappymcgregors.com or 543-KILT (5458),
1865 Monterey St. Live music is Wed./
Thurs./Fri. from 6-9pm. Old Time Fiddle
& Banjo Show every Wed. from 6-9pm.
LA BELLASERA HOTEL AND
SUITES: 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles,
238-2834, Guitar/Vocal duo, Adam
Levine and Judy Philbin play every Thurs.
from 7-9pm, in the dining room/bar.
SINCE 1924
Come Enjoy OCTOBERFEST With Us!
German Beers and Bratwurst Feast!
Great Sunday Band!
FUN in the SUN
Summer Entertainment
In Marsha’s Backyard!
DELICIOUS FOOD.
Breakfast
all day
Enjoy Music 2-6
Mouth-Watering Santa Maria
Style BBQ
Eat Around 4:ish
10/19 – Up Shot
10/26 – Mid Life Crisis (MLC)
Come Dance to Sounds
of your Favorite DJ’s
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
Enjoy These Awesome Drink Specials
Tequila Tuesdays: $1.00 Off
Whiskey Wednesdays: $1.00 Off
Thirsty Thursdays All Day til’ 10pm
All Domestic Beers $1.50
108 W. Branch St, Arroyo Grande
(805) 481-2871
www.RalphandDuanes.com
AND LIVE MUSIC.
Wed–Sat, 7-10pm
Blues Master Jam–Wed 6:30-9:30
Songwriters At Play–Thu 6:30-9:30
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1351 Price Street, Pismo Beach
(Hwy 1 and Price Street at the
entrance to Pismo Beach)
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find your beat
LAST STAGE WEST: Halfway Station
on Highway 41 (15050 Morro Road at
Toro Creek), 461-1393 or laststagewest.
net. Most shows start at 6pm.
PAPPY MCGREGOR’S:
pappymcgregors.com or 238-7070, 1122
Pine St. in Paso Robles.
PASO ROBLES INN CATTLEMAN’S
LOUNGE: 1103 Spring St., 238-2660.
Live entertainment Friday and Saturday
at 9:30pm.
PINE STREET SALOON: 1234 Pine
St., Paso Robles, 238-1114. Every Monday
Open Mic. 9pm. Every Tuesday/ Friday/
Sunday Marilyns Karaoke 9pm. Every
Thursday North County Line Up Live
Music 9pm.
THE PONY CLUB AT HOTEL
CHEVAL: 1021 Pine St., Paso Robles,
226-9995.
THE RANCH: 1285 Mission St. in San
Miguel, liveattheranch.com or 467-5047.
9/13 Daisy Duke Contest 18+ 9/14 Los
Orijnales 5pm 18+
SCULPTERRA WINERY: 5015 Linne
Road, Paso Robles, 226-8881. Steve Key
presents “Songwriters at Play” Sundays
from 1-4pm.
VINA ROBLES AMPHITHEATRE:
3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, 286-3680
Check out Vina Robles Amphitheatre on
line for tickets, times, and pricing www.
boxofficecenter.com.
North Coast
10TH STREET GRILL: 2011 10th St.,
Los Osos, 528-2011 or 10thstreetgrill.com.
CAMBRIA PINES LODGE: 2905
Burton Drive, Cambria, 927-4200 or
cambriapineslodge.com. Entertainment
every night in the Fireside Lounge.
FUEL DOCK SALOON: 900 Main St.,
Morro Bay, 772-8478
+ Every Sunday and Monday
MOZZI’S SALOON: 2262 Main St. in
Cambria, 927-4767.
Friday Night: Karaoke, Saturday Night:
Live Music
night from 10pm to close
+ Drink specials
OLD CAYUCOS TAVERN: 130 N.
Ocean Ave., Cayucos, 995-3209. Fri.-Sat.:
Live music.
all night long
OTTER ROCK CAFE: 885
Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 772-1420.
Every Wed: Karaoke, 8pm. Every Thurs.:
Thursday Night Spotlight, 8pm.
SKIPPERS RESTAURANT: 113 N
Ocean, Cayucos, 995-1122.
SWEET SPRINGS SALOON: 990 Los
Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, 528-3764,
sweetspringssaloon.com. Friday and
Saturday: Live music from 9pm to 2am.
TOGNAZZINI’S DOCKSIDE: 1245
Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 772-8100.
Now
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WINDOWS ON THE WATER: 699
Embarcadero, Suite 7, Morro Bay, 7720677. Live music every Monday and
Friday evening.
Tap
WHERE THE PARTY NEVER ENDS!
THU
10/16
9PMCLOSE
FRONT ROW
KARAOKE
FRI
10/17
9PM11:30
L’AMOUR
MIDLIFE CRISIS
L’AMOUR
full bar | 12 beers on tap
family-friendly menu
SAT
10/18
3:00PM
-7:30
200 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande
www.roostercreektavern.com
805.489.2509
SUN
10/19
9PM11:30
ROCK SOLID
DUO
MON
10/20
7:30PM
-11:30
ROCK SOLID
DUO
TUE
10/21
7:30PM
-11:30
MANNY
ENGLISH
open daily from 11:30 – 10:00
9PM11:30
WED
10/22
6:30PM
THU
10/23
9PM11:30
7:30PM
-11:30
AMERICAN BORN
MOONSHINE EVENT
MANNIE ENGLISH
FRONT ROW
KARAOKE
(805) 773-1010
690 Cypress St., Pismo Beach
www.harryspismobeach.com
Open 10am-2am Daily
LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEK
THU, 10/16
FRI, 10/17
SAT, 10/18
THU, 10/23
Matt Suarez
TBA?
Michael Keeney
The Turkey Buzzards
Happy Hour Every Day 2-6
MUNCHIES
FISH TACO ...........................3.50
PERSONAL PIZZA ..............3.50
(PEPPERONI OR CHEESE)
ONION RINGS ....................3.50
SHOESTRING FRIES ........3.50
SWEET POTATO FRIES ....3.50
CHIPS AND SALSA ...........3.50
DRINK SPECIALS
DOS EQUIS DRAFT...........2.50
STRONGBOW DRAFT ......2.50
DRAFT BEERS.....................4.00
WELL DRNKS......................4.50
CALL DINKS.........................5.50
PREMIUM COCKTAILS.....6.50
CORONA BUCKET
BRING YOUR TIKI KOOZIE
(5 BEERS) .................. $15.00 AND GET $1 OFF ANY CAN
ALL DAY EVERYDAY
ALL DAY EVERY DAY
782 Higuera St, SLO
805.544.2200
11:00am-12:00am
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8 0 5 sound
find your beat
Upcoming Shows
Country Duo Coming to SLO Brew
C
ritically-acclaimed,
Kentucky
duo, Sundy Best, will bring their
unique blend of country, folk,
rock, bluegrass, and R&B to SLO Brew
in San Luis Obispo
Monday, Oct. 27,
2014. See: www.
sundybest.net
for
show information.
Sundy
Best’s
sound is based
around
Kris
Bentley’s Cajon and
Nick
Jamerson’s
guitar playing and
powerful vocals.
The duo was
recently
featured
in Paste Magazine,
Country
Weekly,
The
New
York
Times and has four
mentions in Rolling
Stone Magazine.
Sundy Best in
March released, “Bring Up The Sun, a
RS Fields-produced debut CD on eOne
Entertainment that includes 15 tracks
all written or co-written by the duo. вњ¤
Matt Suarez
M
att Suarez is singer
songwriter from southern
California. He has spent
the last 10yrs playing venues across
the United States spreading his
soul and wide range of musical
capabilities. Sounds like: Amos Lee,
Marc Broussard, Dave Matthews
Band, George Benson, Bob Marley.
вњ¤
Just People
J
ust People are a soulrock outfit based in the
bubbling music scene of
Portland, Oregon.
Derived from the mind
of idealistic front man Scott
Gilmore, Just People combines
the optimism of our past with
the dedication and energy of
today’s youth. ✤
8 Big-Screen TVs with NFL Ticket.
30 Craft Beers On
Tap and Full Bar.
Creative
1527 Shell Beach Road, Pismo Beach | (805) 295-6328
Open Mon-Sat 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, Sun 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Elegant
Affordable
Pricing & Packaging to suit every budget & wedding size.
805.235.6365
[email protected]
www.carriejaymes.com
Tolosa Press • October 16 - 22, 2014
WHO
WHAT
WHERE
WHEN
Entertainment
Celtic-inspired dance troupe, The Stepcrew
The
Ninth
Annual
Great
Pumpkin and Scarecrow Contest,
sponsored by Farm Supply, will
take over Mission Plaza in SLO
from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16.
Local pumpkin growers will vie for the
heaviest giant pumpkin. At last year’s
contest, the heaviest pumpkin weighed
in at 890 pounds. And this year, Farm
Supply has added a scarecrow category
to the contest. With no limits on size,
props or staging, contestants can use
their imaginations to create their best
Harvest Scarecrow. Prizes awarded to
each first place winner in the following
categories: youth 12-under, adult
13-older, organization and business.
The top three heaviest pumpkins will
roll home with a share of $1,500 from
Farm Credit West. A special prize will
be awarded to the heaviest pumpkin
grown by a 4-H and FFA member and
child 12-under, sponsored by Kellogg
Garden Products.
November 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. in
the church hall at 501 Fair Oaks Ave.
The dinners include spaghetti with
homemade 3-meat sauce or marinara
sauce, garlic bread, salad, coffee or tea.
Tickets can be purchased at the door;
$8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and
free for children 5 and under. Proceeds
support the I.C.F. Catholic School
Registration Assistance Program. For
more information, call 489-2680.
Friday, Oct. 17, 7:30 pm: The
jazz- fusion trio Altered is coming
to SLO. This professional trio from
Los Angeles will treat you to an evening
of great jazz. Featuring Cuesta’s
own, guitarist Jeff Miley, Altered
will play in the intimate space of the
CPAC Experimental Theater. Ticket
prices: $7 students, seniors, Jazz fed
members/$12 general admission. Buy
your tickets on-line: www.cpactickets.
cuesta.edu or call 546-3198
Parking is sponsored for this event in
Parking Lot 2.
The Los Osos Library’s next
Family Movie Night is set for 2
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 and will
be a PG animated movie for kids.
Free and there’ll be free popcorn too.
Call for movie title at 528-1862. And
the next poetry night is at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 23 and features poets,
Nixson Borah and Darius Degher plus
an open mic for budding poets. Free.
Both events sponsored by the Friends
of the Library. The Los Osos Library is
at 2075 Palisades Ave.
The Italian Catholic Federation
(I.C.F.) at St. Patrick’s Church in
Arroyo Grande will host spaghetti
dinner fundraisers this fall. The
dinners will be held on Saturday,
October
18
and
Saturday,
Cuesta College will celebrate,
“Dia de Los Muertos” (Day of the
Dead) with a sugar skull and altar
making workshop, set for 2-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Rm. 5104B (in
the Cultural Center) at the Hwy 1
campus. This workshop is open to the
public. Learn how to make and decorate
sugar skulls, the components of an altar
and how to personalize your own. Altars
will be on display through Nov. 6.
Celtic-inspired dance troupe,
The Stepcrew, will perform at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the
Performing Arts center at Cal
Poly. Student and adult tickets are
$22.40-$48 and are available at the
PAC Box Office, Tuesdays-Saturdays,
noon to 6 p.m. and one hour prior
to curtain times. Call 756-4849 or
order online at: www.calpolyarts.
org. Show sponsored by Dr. Marianne
and Mitchell Wolf. With a cast of 11
exceptional dancers, fiddlers, and a
lively band, The Stepcrew includes
four touring members of Ireland’s
traditional
music
moguls,
The
Chieftains. The Stepcrew is a blend of
modern interpretations of traditional
Celtic music and dance to completely
original musical compositions and
choreography created especially for the
show.
The University of California
Cooperative Extension is seeking
San Luis Obispo County residents
interested in becoming certified
master gardeners and there’s
an informational meeting set
for 1-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 at
the Extension’s auditorium, 2156
Sierra Way, SLO. Master gardeners
are trained by university faculty and
in exchange, extend research-based
information to the public. The role of
the master gardener is primarily that of
educator, teaching home horticulture
to the community through a variety
of outreach efforts. The course is on
Thursday afternoons for 16 weeks
and runs from February to June.
Applications are available online at:
http://ucanr.edu/sites/mgslo and will
be due on Nov. 14. Cost is approximately
$175. For more information call the
master gardener office at 781-5939.
Los Osos non-profit group,
People Helping People will be
celebrating its 40th Anniversary
in October with a party and
open house at the South Bay
Community center, set for 4:30
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Entertainment
p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. The open
house is a chance to tour the new
addition to the Community Center
recently completed by PHP and they’ll
serve supper from 5:30-7. Everyone
is invited to this free celebration and
PHP says, “Thank you to all who were
so generous with their time and efforts.
So please come early and enjoy visiting
with your friends and neighbors.” The
South Bay Community Center is located
at 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos.
Cal Poly’s 2014 Parent and
Family Weekend will kick off with
a musical showcase featuring all
Cal Poly performing ensembles:
the Arab Music Ensemble, Cal Poly
Choirs — PolyPhonics and The
University Singers, University Jazz
Band I, Cal Poly Symphony, and Cal
Poly Wind Ensemble and emceed
by Music Department Chairman, W.
Terrence Spiller, at 8 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 24, in the Performing Arts Center
on campus. Tickets are $12 and $14
general public and $9 and $12 for
senior citizens and students. Pricing
includes all PAC fees, and parking.
Tickets available at the PAC Box
Office from noon to 6 p.m. TuesdaysSaturdays, online at: www.pacslo.
org. Order by phone at 756-4849. A
10-percent discount if you buy season
tickets to four Music Department
events through the PAC Box Office and
a 15% discount for buying tickets to five
or more events.
Friends
of
the
Cuesta
Performing
Arts
Center
is
hosting, “Doo Woppa Moolah$,”
an evening of classic 1950s and
�60s set for 3 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 18 featuring “The Alley Cats,”
an American doo-wop singing group,
and Voce, Cuesta’s award-winning
vocal jazz ensemble. Tickets are $20
and can be purchased online at: www.
cpactickets.cuesta.edu. Doo Woppa
Moolah$ is the largest fundraiser of the
year for the Friends group. “The money
raised,” Performing Arts Department
Chair and CPAC Coordinator, Jennifer
Martin said, “goes toward parts
replacement, repairs and personnel
costs for lobby management, stage
crew, and assistants for lighting and
sound. These funds are vital in keeping
the facility open and operating. Doors
open at 2 p.m. with tours of the theater,
refreshments and a silent auction being
held.
The Third Annual Del Mar Fall
Festival is set for 1-4 p.m. Sunday,
Oct. 19 at Del Mar Elementary
School in Morro Bay. There will be
carnival games, a photo-booth, Our
Nachos (back by popular demand),
baskets for raffle, silent auctions,
live music by the Dentures, MBPD,
MBFD, lawn games, amazing pies, face
painting, fun contests and of fun. We’ll
also have a pie-baking contest (adult
and kid divisions) and a number of local
entertainment acts. Proceeds benefit the
PTA and its support of school activities,
field trips, art programs and more.
Cal Poly Arts is bringing “Men
are From Mars — Women Are
From Venus LIVE!” a one-man
show with stand-up comedian
and TV star, Peter Story, to the
Spanos Theater at Cal Poly at 7
p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21. Advance
tickets are $60 and available at
the PAC Box Office, noon to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays–Saturdays, call 756-4849
or order online at: www.calpolyarts.
org. Based on John Gray’s 50-million
selling book, Men Are From Mars –
Women Are From Venus LIVE! moves
swiftly through a series of vignettes,
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EAT | PLAY Entertainment
| SHOP
as the show covers
everything
from
dating and marriage
to the bedroom.
This
hysterical
production
will
have
couples
elbowing
each
other all evening
as they recognize
themselves
on
stage. The play
debuted in Paris in
2007 and has been
seen by more than
1 million people in
Europe. It debuted
in the U.S. in
February 2013 in
Raleigh, N.C., and
will be playing to
audiences around
the country and
Canada throughout
the year.
Silver painting, from Cayucos Art Association’s 25th anniversary exhibit
Cayucos
Art
Association
will
celebrate
its Silver 25th
Anniversary
featuring silver paintings in an
exhibition from Oct. 20 through
Dec. 10. The Cayucos Community Art
Gallery is in the Vet’s Hall, at the foot
of the pier, and open from 1- 4 p.m.
Tuesdays-Sundays.
The successful clothes drive
for local children in need is back
again for the 4th year Rotaract
SLO is organizing the Coats for
Kids drive during the month of
October. Similar to Toys For Tots,
coat collection stations will be set up
throughout San Luis Obispo County
at local businesses, schools, banks,
and churches to collect gently worn
or new jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts,
and coats, which will be collected and
donated to local charities around San
Luis Obispo County. Rotaract SLO
coordinates the Coats for Kids campaign
every year during the fall in preparation
for the looming winter as children
and families around the Central Coast
are in need of warmth. In order to
donate your coats, visit their Facebook
page,
www.facebook.com/C4KSLO,
or at RotaractSLO.org, for a complete
list of drop off locations. The Coats for
Kids drive was started four years ago
THE 5TH ANNUAL
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• October 16 - 22, 2014 • Tolosa Press
E AT | P L AY | S H O P
CENTRAL COAST
KAYAKS
Explore
The Central Coast
with KAYAKS and
PADDLE BOARDS.
Rentals, tours, sales
& more. Guided Sea Cave tours and Group
Rates available. 1879 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo
Beach, CA.93449 Ph: (805) 773-3500 www.
centralcoastkayaks.com. Text CCK to 56955
to join our VIP Club and receive exclusive
offers!
DIVINE THAI CUISINE
Enjoy the Exotic flavor
and spice of Thailand
and South East Asia.
The finest authentic Thai
Cuisine: Pad Thai Noodles,
Spicy
Eggplant
with
Shrimp, Homemade Thai
Dumplings,
Charbroiled
BBQ Chicken and much
more.
Family
oriented
atmosphere too. We cook with
our hearts and delicious, authentic meals
are the result. 501 W. Grand Ave. Grover
Beach, CA (805) 481-3663 Open Daily www.
angelicfood.com Hours: Lunch: 11am-3pm
Dinner: 4:30-9pm
BUTTONS & BOWS-CHILDREN’S
TORE
CLOTHING STORE
Great quality
gifts for baby
showers,
birthdays,
s p e c i a l
occasions or just because...Beautiful, clothes
and quality toys. It’s fun to browse and chat with
the owner as she wraps the gifts and they’re
very accommodating! 119 E Branch St. Arroyo
Grande, CA 93420 805-473-9186
THE
SHELL
sic
CAFÉ in Pismo
ve Mu
Beach, one of the Li ry Week!
oldest
running Eve
restaurants
on
the Central Coast.
Come and dine in
our historic garden
room, or outside on
the patio with a beautiful
ocean view! Our dinner
menu includes the freshest
seafood, juicy, slow-roasted steaks, and dishes
cooked with recipes that have been passed
down for generations! Enjoy your meal or
work the dance floor to quality live music,
wednesdays through sundays. Shell CafГ©, eats
and beats that bring you back! 1351 Price
Street, Pismo Beach (805) 773-8300 www.
shellcafepismo.com
RALPH & DUANE’S
Fun In The Sun!
2014 Summer
Series!!! Sunday,
September 21MLC.
Music
from 2-6 and BBQ Served: 4ish. Thereafter
every Thursday-Sat our DJ’s hookin’ you up
with Dance Music/Hip Hop & Daily Drink
Specials. Every Sunday 2-6 come enjoy our Live
Music and Santa Maria BBQ on the patio. Wifi available. 108 W. Branch St. Arroyo Grande,
CA (805) 481.2871 www.RalphandDuanes.com
CENTRAL
COAST
BREWING is Celebrating
16 years of hand crafting
beers on the beautiful Central
California Coast.
CCB
is
your
neighborhood
brewery. Enjoy Daily happy
hour and guest food trucks.
Enjoy our beers in a “living
room of stainless”, or sit
out on the newly refurbished
patio. We offer 10-13 beers on tap, and there is always
something new to try at the bar. Free WiFi, board
games, sports and more. Located at 1442 Monterey
St. b100, SLO 783-2739 centralcoastbrewing.com,
facebook.com/CentralCoastBrewing
DOC BURNSTEIN’S ICE CREAM LAB
Experience our new “Ice Cream
Wonderland” located in downtown
San Luis Obispo. Enjoy the fun and
wacky flavors made in Doc’s lab,
while watching the train travel
through tunnels, around the
giant ice cream waterfall, and
through the wall of flavors.
Enjoy our Nostalgic Ice Cream
Parlors in The Village of Arroyo
Grande and Old Orcutt. Watch
award winning ice creams made on-site, follow
the model trains into tunnels and over bridges.
Enjoy the live performance of the “Ice Cream Lab
Show” in Arroyo Grande, Wednesday evenings at
7:00 pm, where the audience helps create a unique
flavor. Each parlor is truly a one-of-a-kind Ice
Cream experience! 860 Higuera Street, Downtown
San Luis Obispo • 114 W. Branch St., Village of
Arroyo Grande • 168 West Clark Ave., Old Orcutt
• (805) 474-4068 • www.DocBurnsteins.com
BEACH N YOGURT is a locally owned delightful self serve frozen
yogurt shop in downtown
Avila Beach. We feature 12
mouth watering flavors,
locally grown fresh fruit,
and toppings to satisfy
any sweet tooth. Look for
Bessy the cow and come in for a sample or two.
Open daily, 472 Front Street, top of the stairs at
Landing Passage, Avila Beach (805) 439-2799.
Text BEACHN to 56955 to join and receive a
FREE 8oz. yogurt!
MOROVINO WINERY in Avila Beach
specializes
in
award-winning
Italian-style wines
handcrafted by
winemaker Andrea Bradford. Visitt
Morovino first and pick up a free Avila
Wine Tasting map. Mention this ad
and receive 2-for-1 wine tasting (some
restrictions apply). 76 Landing Passage, Avila Beach • (805) 627-1443 • Morovino.
com. Text VINO to 56955 to join and receive
2-for-1 wine tasting!
W A L L Y ’ S
BICYCLE WORKS
Wally’s has almost
any kind of bike you
would want to rent from cruisers to tandems,
kid’s bikes, road bikes, hybrids, and many, many
more. Visit Wally’s Bicycle Works in SLO at 306
Higuera St. (805) 544-4116 • (805) 748-3794 •
www.slobikerental.com •wallysbicycleworks@
yahoo.com
BAYSIDE CAFE is a
wonderful find if you are
looking for fresh food
and something off the
beaten track where the
“Locals” love to eat while
looking over the Back
Bay. A restaurant with a
casual dinning experience, great home cooked food
from the farm and the sea. Homemade desserts are
a must try. Open 7 days a week for lunch featuring
fish and chips, soups, salads, sandwiches and some
Mexican items. Try our dinners served Thursday
through Sunday featuring fresh seafood items as
well as tri tip, hamburgers, pastas and more…Dog
friendly heated patio too! Located in the Morro
Bay Marina directly across the road from Morro
Bay State Park Campground at #10 State Park
Road in Morro Bay! 805-772-1465
PENNY’S ALL
AMERICAN CAFÉ
Has been serving Pismo
Beach for the past 11
years. We are open MonFri 6am-2pm for breakfast or lunch, Sat
& Sun 7am-2pm. Fall dining special, Free
cup of Chowder w/a purchase of a dinner
entree all day. 1051 Price Street, Pismo
Beach(805) 773-3776 www.pennysallamericancafe.com
LOLO’S
MEXICAN
Great
RESTAURANT
Mexican
food,
served
in a warm and friendly
atmosphere at a reasonable
price. Reservations and credit
cards gladly accepted. Daily
drink and food specials and patio dining. Brunch,
lunch, and dinner served 7 days a week 10:00 to
9:00 pm. Located at 2848 N. Main St., Morro Bay
• (805) 772-5686
THE
GRILL
HUT If you are
looking for the
best family owned
BBQ on the Central Coast come on down to
The Grill Hut located at 3118 N Main Street in
Morro Bay. Try our signature mouthwatering
Rib Eye Steak, BBQ Sandwich’s or our savory
Baby Back Ribs. We also offer catering and
take out give us a call at 805-772-2008. Text
GRILLHUT to 56955 to join and receive 25%
Off any entreГ©.
FARMERS KITES & SURREYS is the
central coast’s original kite shop. Located
on the Embarcadero in Morro Bay, Farmers
Kites & Surreys has a large assortment of
kites to make your time in Morro Bay fun
for the family. Spend a day on our beautiful
beaches flying kites and when you’re done,
rent a surrey and ride along the new Harbor
Walk out to the famous Morro Rock to watch
the otters at play! An amazing experience for
all to enjoy! 1108 Front St, Morro Bay 805772-0113
Entertainment
by Rotaract SLO members, as they
saw the need to keep families of our
Central Coast warm throughout the
winter months. Rotaract SLO wanted
to initiate a charitable drive that had
a long-term impact on children and
families; therefore, Coats for Kids was
born, in the hope that these coats will
last the duration of not only this winter
but also multiple cold winters. This
year’s Rotaract team is continuing the
tradition here on the Central Coast.
Rotaract SLO is a community service
organization, an affiliate to Rotary
International, whose members are
young professionals between the ages
of 18 to 30. Following their motto of
“Service Above Self”, Rotaract SLO
passionately serves their local and
international communities. For more
information, visit www.RotaractSLO.
org.
C OA L E S C E
BOOKSTORE
Local
and
since
independent
1973. We have new
and used books,
greeting cards, music
and unique gifts. Special orders welcome. Visit
our Garden Wedding Chapel...where memories
are made. 845 Main Street, Morro Bay (805)
772-2880 www.coalescebookstore.com
NATIVE HERBS
& HONEY CO
opened a new shop
in Los Osos. A locally
owned beekeeping
company specializing
in raw-local honey,
100% pure beeswax
candles, handcrafted soaps, herbal & natural
skin care, gifts & Custom orders. 2015 10th
st. Los Osos (805) 534-9855. Tue.-Sat. 105pm. nativeherbsandhoney.com
NICHOLS PIZZA N
GRILL More than great
pizza Nichols Pizza N Grill
offers scratch made items
across a menu including
gourmet pizza, burgers,
sandwiches, salads, pasta, and
a variety of appetizers. There is an arcade
along with 7 hi definition t.v’s, 16 tap handles
including draft root beer and a comfortable
ambiance suitable for just about any diner or
crowd. Open 11am -10pm Thur-Sat, 11-9pm
Sun-Wed. 1236 #A Los Osos Valley Rd. Los
Osos (starbucks parking lot) 805-534-0222.
SMOOBAGE,
means
which
“something that
you really love” is
a delightful store
that will peak your senses as you search for the
perfect item or gift. You will find Artistic pieces
from a variety of local artists as well as a quaint
store that houses a paradise of colorful palettes
& textures. From leather goods to jewelry,
greeting cards & a children’s section there are
treasures abundant. 591 Embarcadero, Morro
Bay. (805) 459-5751. Text SMOOBAGE to
56955 to Join & receive 10% OFF your next
purchase!
SWEET ALEXIS BAKERY
100% VEGAN &
PEANUT FREE Cookies
& Cupcakes (Gluten free
options, too). For Delivery
or Pick up call 805-528-8956.
School Approved “Nut Free
Manufacturer”. www.sweetalexis.com
English pub band sensations,
The Dunwells, will play the
Spanos Theater at Cal Poly at 8
p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Student and
adult tickets range from $24 to $30
and are available at the PAC Box Office,
Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m.
and one hour prior to curtain times.
Call 756-4849 or order online at: www.
calpolyarts.org. The Dunwells strike
an organic blend between acoustic and
electric roots music with luscious vocal
harmonies. The group now considers
Cal Poly Arts patrons among their best
fans, after the response they got when
the band opened for Los Lonely Boys
2-seasons ago at the PAC.
Famed choreographer, Rosero
McCoy, will teach a hip-hop
master dance class from 4:306 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 at Pacific
Dance, 698 Morro Bay Blvd. McCoy
has been choreographer for movies
like “Honey 2,” “Camp Rock 2,” and
“Step Up;” on TV shows like “Austin &
Alley,” “Shake it Up,” “America’s Best
Dance Crew” and “Sing-Off.” He’s also
worked with artists Usher, BeyoncГ©,
Keke Palmer, Toni Braxton, the Jonas
Brothers, Demi Lovato and Bella
Thorne. Cost is $25 per dancer. For
more information call Pacific Dance at
772-6763. вњ¤
Tolosa Press • October 16 - 22, 2014
Teri Bayus can be reached at:
[email protected] or follow
her writings and ramblings at:
www.teribayus.com. Dinner and
a Movie is a weekly feature of
Tolosa Press.
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Dinner and a Movie
Blissful Food at Bliss CafГ©
By Teri Bayus
I
tried the Bliss CafГ©, because of their
mantra, “United through a shared
yearning to practice selflessness
and to engage in serving others.”
They offer a delicious, Yogi-style,
karma-free, vegan menu to provide
healthy options for those seeking a
conscious and compassionate life style.
I was intrigued, as I had been juicing
everyday from my own organic garden.
Owner Paulaka Sauer said that by
embracing simplicity, patience, and
compassion, Bliss Café’s recipes strives
to provide, “a blissful” state of mind.
I started with the “Happy Shiva,” a
cold-pressed combination of carrots,
cucumbers, beets, ginger, and lemon.
It was refreshing and clearly designed
by a culinary mind. My friend had
the “Omega Shakti,” smoothie with
coconut milk, banana, strawberry,
chia, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla,
and dates.
This smoothie was unique in that
it contained both blended and whole
fruit. Small bite sized pieces of Apple
were added to the purГ©ed mixture of
bananas and strawberries. The apple
chunks infused with the smoothie
flavor were fun to crunch in between
sips. The cardamom was a surprise
taste that infused and enhanced the
fruit flavors.
For my main course, I had the
Farmers’ Market Salad with mixed
greens with shredded carrots, beets,
purple cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes,
sprouts, avocado, sauerkraut, and
almond nutritional yeast dressing. It
was clearly local ingredients and the
dressing was a delight. My friend tried
the baked samosas with hummus and
chutney that was three Indian samosas
— a baked pastry filled with spiced
potatoes and seasonal vegetables,
wrapped in a whole wheat crust. It was
served with house made hummus and
chutney and garnished with cucumbers.
Then I tried the Baja chipotle bowl
with rice, grilled protein strips of
Tempeh, which is a traditional soy
product originally from Indonesia,
made by a natural culturing and
controlled fermentation process that
binds soybeans into a cake form, with
black beans, green cabbage, corn,
tomatoes, cilantro, lemon juice, and
chipotle dressing.
Paulaka Sauer and co-owner David
Fintel, said they are dedicated and
devoted to serving food and creating a
space in the mood of goodness, love,
and compassion that is delicious,
energizing, and empowering in order to
create an optimal and joyful experience
that elevates the individual and
community.
My next visit I tried the Kombucha
on tap with a jasmine/rose flavor.
I have been a fan of Kombucha for
years and was excited to see it on tap.
Kombucha is a lightly effervescent
fermented drink of sweetened green
tea that is used as a functional food.
It is produced by fermenting the tea
using a symbiotic colony of bacteria
and yeast.
It’s delicious and good for you. I tried
the Peace Plate, and my companion
had the delectable lemonade and
classic Bliss burrito, that was a
flour tortilla with rice, pinto beans,
hummus, green cabbage, tomatoes,
cilantro, lemon juice, salt and chutney.
It was served with a small green salad
with the cilantro jalapeno dressing. My
plate was a combination of saffron rice,
curry vegetables, black beans and a
sautГ©ed kale and greens salad.
The Bliss CafГ© has wonderful seating
out by the creek and many pleasing
choices for the vegan in your life.
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Mondays). вњ¤
�The Judge’ — Pure Cinematic Gold
By Teri Bayus
T
he Judge was a movie I was
fascinated with, as it was
refreshing to see a movie of this
caliber, a courtroom drama that recalls
certain hits from the 1980s and �90s
that is concerned with serving a broad
audience.
But I found this movie depressing,
but worthy. At 141 minutes, The Judge
overstays its welcome by about 20
minutes.
The Judge is an engrossing
melodrama about father-son struggle
seen
through
the
framing
device of the
father’s murder
trial.
Hank
Palmer (Robert
Downey, Jr.) is
a big-city lawyer
representing his
estranged father,
Judge
Joseph
(Robert Duvall),
accused of murdering a man in a carbicycle accident late at night.
It’s more family drama than courtroom
drama, so maybe expectations came
in to play. I join those that would
have liked a more complex courtroom
case. However, just because there’s no
mystery or “who done it” to solve doesn’t
mean the courtroom scenes aren’t
fulfilling.
Every scene was packed with drama
(some great humor early) and they are
riveting. Praise for the performances
of the Duvall and Downey seems to be
universal. The chemistry they bring to
their on screen relationship absolutely
makes the film.
They manage to deliver depth that
instantly conveys true history and
tension for each character. Every
interaction is pure cinematic gold.
By the end, motivations are clear and
the reason why they are estranged and
why their relationship went down that
path are clear. I thought they masterfully
tied plot, story and motivation together.
The people at the heart of the case are
all pivotal. Both leads become relatable
when you step back and look at events
through their eyes.
This is old fashioned, mainstream
movie making. It’s about relationships,
family, personality and life choices.
Even the key crime isn’t shown. It’s also
not breaking any new ground, and if not
for the acting, could be just another TV
movie.
A perfect example is Vera Farmiga,
who brings an edge to a role that
otherwise would be superfluous. Same
with Hank’s brothers. Both roles are
severely underwritten, but Vincent
D’Onofrio and Jeremy Strong somehow
make them work. Billy Bob Thornton
brings an element to an otherwise
not-believable role as a slick, special
prosecutor wearing $1,000 suits. Even
Dax Sheperd plays his comic relief
country attorney in an understated (for
him) manner.
This
is
a
satisfying
movie
experience, on every level. There’s no
CGI; no straining for Avant-garde.
Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski
makes this film beautiful to watch with
grand court houses, bucolic fields that
seem to stretch forever, waterfalls, and
a picture postcard small town. It is near
perfect casting, writing, editing, acting,
lighting, music, and direction.
If this movie isn’t nominated for at
least five Academy Awards, I will eat my
popcorn tub. вњ¤
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Personal history of breast cancer.
A woman with cancer in one breast
is three-to-four times more likely
to develop a new cancer in the other breast or in another part of the
same breast. This is different from a
recurrence (return) of the first cancer.
Ethnicity: Overall, white women
are slightly more likely to develop
breast cancer than are AfricanAmerican women, but AfricanAmerican women are more likely to
die of this cancer.
Treatment for breast cancer can
be difficult and invasive, including chemotherapy and radiation.
Both the treatment and the stress
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In Honor of
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can also help ease the side-effects
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Here are a few nutrition tips
to remember:
Eat enough calories: Treatment
can often result in a poor appetite.
One way to offset the lower food intake is to ingest high-calorie foods
such as hard-cooked eggs, peanut
butter, cheese, ice cream, granola
bars, liquid nutritional supplements, puddings, nuts, canned
tuna or chicken, and trail mix.
Tempt yourself: Eat your favorite
foods anytime of the day. Eating
small meals or snacks every couple
of hours rather than three large
meals is usually more successful to
increase food consumption.
Foods that offset nausea and
vomiting: Many treatments can
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easy-to-digest foods such as soups,
crackers, toast, dry cereals, broth,
sport drinks, water, juice, gelatin
and frozen fruit treats to help minimize these symptoms. Avoid spicy,
greasy and overly sweet foods. Ginger and peppermint can also help
reduce nausea.
Stay hydrated: Severe diarrhea
during treatment can cause dehydration. Eating foods such as oatmeal, bananas and rice can help
treat diarrhea. Fried, spicy, or very
sweet foods may make it worse.
And remember to drink plenty of
water.
Stay adherent: As always make
sure to take your medication as
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HEALTHY LIVING
Lifestyle
Bring Back The Orange
By Dr. Rex Stevens
O
n another routine Fall Saturday in SLO, seemingly half
of the city congregated to
share in a simple game of American
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tripping, stumbling, and high-fiving all while learning, growing, and
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lowed the customary �rah, rah,’
sportsmanship cheer that so often
reeks of procedure. Nonetheless,
the bliss of hard work, sweat, and
celebratory raucous that ensued
when the least adept at the craft of
athletics poured the modern fluorescent pill into the back net of the
latticed fabric seemed to rein.
And then, and then, out poured
the post game munchies. The responsibility placed on one family
each and every week to refresh our
children with a quick refreshment, a nibble, a pickings
of good eats
to both reward our
little
darlings
for their
h a r d
work but
also to nourish their germinating
frames.
�Dad, look what I got!’ my son
shouts out with a newfangled excitement to food products he was inaugurally being introduced to. To my
astonishment, the products were
all too familiar from my days as a
youngster. Cracker Jacks? Pringles? Sugar Free Drinks? Really?
It is certainly not in my nature to
blame, chastise, or accuse anyone
of attempting to poison my child
and make them sick. It is an issue,
even so, that is worth addressing.
As parents, we simply do our best.
I believe that deeply in my soul.
Within that mindset and construct,
we still fail regularly. We are routinely deceived through clever marketing, mixed messages, and colorful campaigns into believing in this
case that over-processed, artificial,
and genetically modified products
are ok in �moderation’.
What is moderation? Every Saturday after a soccer game? Three
times a week in a lunch box? Weekend evening desserts? When it’s
convenient? And how is it that we
come up with these rules, conclusions, and justifications? Cracker
Jacks? Poison. Period. Pringles?
Toxic. Period. Sugar-free drinks?
Craziness. Period. Read Russell
Blaylock’s, MD book �Excitotoxins’
if you’re skeptical with what I’m
referencing.
The facts are that no industrialized nation since WWII has ever
witnessed a population of youth
sicker than that in North America
today. Adult onset diseases now
seen in kids, obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, autoimmune disease, autism,
ADHD
, allergies, and asthma
plague our children so severely that
for the first time, experts suggest
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that today’s youth will not out live
their parents.
Forget research and the latest
million dollar study to come out of
the �genius think tank’. Let’s get
back to common sense and just for
a moment ask ourselves these simple questions. Does it seem reasonable to eat a diet consisting of processed sugar? Is it prudent to color
our consumable liquids, artificially
flavor it with chlorine (a known carcinogen) based molecules and share
it with our innocent young? Should
distributing genetically modified
products such as corn, wheat, or
soy concern us in the least?
I’m more than aware and feel
sensitive to the fact that allergies
among our adolescents can induce
a lethal outcome. Peanuts, dairy,
soy, shellfish, and eggs can create a
host of worries among parents fearing that their child may sacrifice
their life if unknowingly exposed.
But what about an orange? I
haven’t been made aware of a
plague full of citrus allergies and
am stunned that we’ve veered as a
society away from one of the most
basic, replenishing, and restoring
bittersweet treats that used to frequent soccer fields across America
as regular as turkey crosses the dinner table on Thanksgiving.
In our fourth week of the season
a parent magically presented themselves on the field with a bucket of
oranges and watermelon. Not only
did the kids rush to the canister with
urgency, the adults couldn’t keep
their hands out of this seemingly
�pot of gold’. Wow! Incredible! So
sweet! Brilliant! Parents seemed
more amazed, engaged and thankful by the simplicity of a snack that
has stood the test of time yet today
has become so unfamiliar.
I write in an effort to kindly urge
you, please oh please, bring back
the orange. Families uniformly
don’t want artificial popcorn, chips,
drinks and popsicles at the end of
a heated athletic contest. However, each week passes without an
ounce of discussion. Bring fruit.
Bring back the orange. The water,
the citrus, the vitamin C, and the
hilarity of our kids shoving wedges
in their mouths and smiling should
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• October 16 - 22, 2014 • Tolosa Press
OPINION
Pristine Potenial
M
ost of the emails I get are
press releases from various
law enforcement agencies
that dispense news obviously that is
criminal in nature, everything from
murders and mayhem to accidents and
assaults, so it’s refreshing to receive
something positive, and by that I mean
good economic news for San Luis
Obispo County. So I thought I’d share
it with you.
New report points to benefits of
National Marine Sanctuary designation
for Central Coast
Economic impact of designation
projected to exceed $23M annually,
create at least 600 permanent new
local jobs
San Luis Obispo, Calif. – A new report
released recently points to the economic
benefits that would come to California’s
Central Coast, and particularly San
Luis Obispo County, if the region were
to receive National Marine Sanctuary
designation. The report finds that if
the San Luis Obispo County coastline
were designated as a National Marine
Sanctuary, the region could expect
increased economic activity of more
than $23 million annually as well as
the creation of at least 600 permanent
local jobs.
“The
Potential
Economic Impacts of
the Proposed Central
Coast National Marine
Sanctuary”
was
prepared by Jason
Scorse, Ph.D., Director
of the Center for the
Blue Economy at the
Monterey Institute of
International Studies
(a Graduate School of
Middlebury College)
and Judith Kildow,
Ph.D., director of
the National Ocean
Economics Program
at the Center. Sierra Club California
commissioned the report in response to
an announcement earlier this year that
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) will begin
considering new areas for National
Marine Sanctuary designation for the
first time since 1995.
“In most of the 14 current National
Marine Sanctuaries, tourism is one of
the largest sectors of the local economy.
Millions of visitors are drawn to these
areas for their beaches, recreational
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Michael Thornton,
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organizer
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Luis Obispo has long
been identified as
a prime candidate
for
sanctuary
designation. It sits
nestled between the
Channel Islands and
Monterey Bay sanctuaries. Including
this coastal region in the sanctuary
system would provide an important
connected stretch of coastline essential
to the well-being of a wide variety of
aquatic mammals, birds and other
sea life. A healthier ocean benefits
all of the species, including humans,
which depend on it for their lives and
livelihoods.”
Drivers for increased economic
activity that accompany sanctuary
designation include direct government
expenditure on staffing, likely grant
funding associated with research
that would be conducted in the
region and projected tourism-related
revenue likely to be generated by the
attractiveness of a protected coastline
for recreational activities.
California has four National Marine
Sanctuaries. The Channel Islands
Sanctuary is far from the mainland
in Southern California, the Monterey
Bay Sanctuary is adjacent to a large
population with a robust tourist
economy, and Cordell Bank and the
Gulf of the Farallones Sanctuaries are
directly adjacent to each other and
border much less dense populations.
The report evaluated documented
economic stimulus provided by each of
these sanctuaries to estimate the likely
economic benefits that would come to
San Luis Obispo if it is successful in
securing the designation.
NOAA announced in June that
it is now approaching the process
for identifying National Marine
Sanctuaries in a new way. For a region
to be considered for designation, a
community must present its case
to NOAA about why the nominated
region is worthy of sanctuary status.
Sierra Club is supporting the effort of
local activists, businesses, and coastal
tribes in making the case for sanctuary
designation of the San Luis Obispo
coastline.
The proposed sanctuary area, which
also includes parts of northern Santa
Barbara County, is home to kelp
forests, the southern sea otter, gray
whale migration routes and one of
the most sustainable fisheries in the
country including rock fish, salmon,
sole, swordfish, and hundreds of noncommercial species. It also provides
an important stopping point along the
Pacific Flyway for migratory birds. The
cold water off the coast and fresh water
estuaries onshore make it an important
nursery for a wide range of species.
Offshore oil drilling, water pollution,
seismic testing, and climate change
all pose threats to the integrity of this
diverse and valuable natural area.
Exploration for and production of oil,
gas and minerals are banned in areas
that are granted sanctuary designation.
Regulations that govern economic
activity that works in concert with the
natural ecosystem, such as commercial
fishing and recreational tourism, would
be unaffected by a National Marine
Sanctuary designation.
In the coming months, Sierra Club and
other supporters will ask the San Luis
Obispo County Board of Supervisors to
pass a resolution in favor of sanctuary
status. A formal application is expected
to be submitted to NOAA in the coming
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NEWS
Tourism, from page 1
been working for over a year to develop a
sustainable funding source.
This countywide TMD is a new
cooperative effort to collectively market
all that the county has to offer for the
benefit of all assessed lodging businesses
throughout the area.
“The goal would be to increase roomnight sales,” said City Manager Jim
Lewis. “They anticipate the marketing,
advertising, marketing and sales efforts
will indeed increase tourism and
meetings, therefor increasing roomnights which would have a positive fiscal
impact on our community and those in
the district.”
The City of Pismo Beach’s annual
contribution to VSLOC in 2014 was
$145,673 with $105,673 coming from
lodging business improvement district
funds (LBID) and $40,000 from the
general fund. After discussions with
local governments, hoteliers, and other
hospitality partners, VSLOC moved
forward with the development of a TMD.
Similar to that of the Pismo Beach
LBID, the proposed TMD assessment
rate is 1 percent of gross short-term
stays of 30 or fewer consecutive days of
room rental revenue. This would be an
increased assessment bringing the City’s
total charged assessment to 12%. The
state average is 14%.
“In order for this to be enacted,
however, over half of our properties that
would be assessed need to submit a yes
vote showing that they have support for
this and the governing bodies of each city
that those lodging industries are in need
to have an affirmative vote. A majority
vote of the City Council in this case.”
Nearly 75% of lodging establishments
have indicated support thus far,
Once approved, the TMD assessment
would be implemented beginning
in early 2015 and would continue in
accordance with state law for five years,
with a projected budget of $2,800,000
annually, or $14,000,000 cumulative
through 2019. The more than $2 million
would be boosted by an annual grant by
the county of $320,000.
The TMD management plan that
outlines how it will operate, was developed
by a committee, which included several
Pismo Beach representatives including
Pismo Beach Convention and Visitor’s
Bureau Executive Director Suzen Brasile,
Gordon Jackson, Chair of the CVB Board
and General Manager at the Hilton
Garden Inn and Jay Jamison, CEO &
General Manager at Pismo Coast Village
RV Resort.
The proposed TMD would be managed
by a fifteen-member board of directors
which would also serve as the board
for VSLOC. Except for the County
representative, each director must be
a representative of an assessed lodging
business. The Directors would include
the following: At least one representative
of a lodging business in each jurisdiction;
One representative each from a vacation
rental, a bed and breakfast and an
RV Park; One representative who is
appointed by the County of San Luis
Obispo and three at-large members
In addition to the board, the TMD plan
establishes a marketing committee and
an advisory committee.
“The one thing that our current
marketing strategy as a county does not
include is to really take a look at the
countywide efforts,” said xxx Jacob, the
Executive Director of VSLOC. “One of the
key benefits of the county is looking at how
we leverage all of the assets of our county
from the beach to the wine communities
to our cultural activities and how do we
help lengthen that average length of stay
for our guest coming to this area.”
Minor offsets to the increase in City
revenues would be increased costs for
City services, including police, fire, public
works, water, wastewater, infrastructure
costs, and potential increased liability
resulting from increased visitors. These
costs, however, are expected to be more
than covered with the proposed increase
in City TOT revenues and water and
wastewater fees. In addition, the City
would retain a fee of 2% of the amount
collected for Pismo Beach lodging
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The VSLOC compared efforts by Santa
Barbara, Monterey, Napa and Sonoma
counties when developing the TMD. The
latter two because they are considered
rural destinations with a strong wine
industry.
“At the end of the end of the day
Visit SLO County with the funding that
we currently have is not really even in
the game to really participate in this
countywide approach,” Jacob said. “We
have great marketing at the community
level, but we really haven’t brought that
all together.”
Reaching an international market is a
significant part of the TMD.
“The gateways right now of L.A. and
the Bay area are flooded with these
individuals, but they are not making it
into our market, quite frankly, at the
percentages of the counties to the north
and the south of us,” said Chuck Davidson
with VSLOC. “There is a strategy with
us working closely with Visit California
on how to get those individuals here—
co-op advertising with them, working
closely with their international groups.
There are a lot of opportunities that exist,
unfortunately right now we just don’t
have the funds to participate in those
types of things.”
Pismo Beach is the first city in the
county to consider the TMD. There are
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COMMUNITY
Homeless, from page 1
together in so many different ways.
They are not only coming together to
put the event on, which is, with the
exception of a few minor expenses, fully
underwritten by the community. Artists
make the bowls, restaurants make the
soups, we have celebrity servers and
a huge number of volunteers and St.
Patrick’s Church hosts us. We have a
planning committee of folks who have
been meeting regularily all year long to
plan this. What actually happens at the
event for me is really kind of magical. It
is the community sitting down together
to share a meal.”
There are an estimated 3,800 people
in San Luis Obispo County without
permanent housing—49 percent are
children. The number of local homeless
children has more than doubled in the
past four years. More than 50 percent
of the county’s 1,847 homeless children
are 10 years old or younger.
The vision of the 5Cities Homeless
Coalition is to build a Community
Services Center in south San Luis
Obispo County that will offer a full
range of resources to empower low
income and homeless families, children
and individuals to build self-esteem
through acquiring the education, job
training, food and medical services
basic needs. If somebody needs
boots to get to work or they
need their car repaired to get to
work or they need a text book.
We helped somebody recently
renew their nurses’ license. We
are able to help with that. We
want folks to be heading toward
self-sufficiency, the sorts of
requests we receive are to help
them get that leg up.”
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Coalition also helps on a caseby-case basis with emergency
they need to become self-sufficient and
food or lodging needs as well as those
productive community members.
fleeing a domestic violence situation.
While still looking for a fitting facility
“We recently helped this woman who
to house the multifaceted service
works full time at an area hotel and only
center, the 5Cities Homeless Coalition
brings home $1,100 a month,” Nichols
continues to serve that population.
said. “Her husband is disabled and not
“This event is underwriting a lot of
receiving assistance at this time. They
our programs,” Nichols said. “We do
have four kids. She didn’t have money
a tremendous amount of information
to get gas to get to work the next day
referral. We get hundreds of calls for
and she didn’t have any food. She didn’t
assistance. We have people asking to
know about the services. We do some
receive help and also people calling
immediate thinks to help mitigate
to ask how they can help. That is kind
what the crisis of the moment is. The
of a core thing for us. We try to bring
backside of what we do is to work with
the services together, so even though
the case managers to help stabilize the
we don’t have a service center yet, we
family.”
are trying to coordinate services as
That help often comes in the form
best we can and make sure there isn’t
of housing assistance, helping fill out
duplication and to plug the community
paperwork and providing information
in as to where they can help. We have
to other organizations dedicated to
a number of programs that met very
helping those in need.
Nichols said one of the biggest
problems is the lack of affordable
housing in the area.
“We have the lowest rate of multiunit housing in the nation,” she said.
“We are strapped. I would say, one
of the unintended consequences of
the economic bust is that people who
used to have houses were foreclosed
on and now they are into rental units.
The rental market is tighter than it has
ever been and the rates are going up.
Anybody who is living on the margin,
either they are homeless or not, it gets
really tough. The national standard is
that you shouldn’t spend more than 30
percent of your income on housing and
utilities. We are all doing much more
than that here on the central coast. My
dream world would be that we have
enough housing so that once we help
folks with whatever barriers they have,
that obtaining the unit is not the major
barrier.”
The 5Cities Homeless Coalition is not
giving up on their plans to open the day
use one-stop center.
“We are continuing to look at that,”
Nichols said. “We do have a couple of
properties that we have identified, but
it is a jigsaw puzzle.”
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The reason the people of Pismo
Beach put Measure H-14 on the ballot
is because, over many objections, the
city pushed development forward that
would cover Price Canyon in housing
tracts like Orange County. As well
as adding two convention centers,
draining our current water supplies,
and packing our roads with more LAtype traffic. We need Measure H-14
to protect ourselves from this council
and future councils who favor big
developers over the residents.
Measure H-14 affects only Area R, in
Price Canyon, which is county land that
includes Spanish Springs. It has not
yet been annexed. If annexed, it would
be a considerable expansion of the city.
At this time the land is in the county
and can remain in the county, where it
is zoned for small ranchettes.
Simply put: For the next 30 years,
Measure H-14 will require any proposed
annexation in the Price Canyon area to
be accepted by a vote of the people of
Pismo Beach.
Vote Yes on H-14 and for the
candidates who have helped get it
passed: Marcia Guthrie and Sheila
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Effie McDermott
Pismo Beach
Writers’ Conference Thanks
My heartfelt thanks go to Cuesta
College for 30 years of exceptional
programming presenting international
bestselling authors and publishing
industry representatives at the Central
Coast Writers’ Conference.
I’m compelled to note that when
faced with the realization our keynote
presenter, Anne Perry, was unavailable
in person due to timing issues
regarding her travel documents, Cuesta
College’s Community Programs’ CCWC
team and the SLO Library Foundation
worked together and in unison with
Anne Perry and Victoria Zackheim to
technologically beam in Ms. Perry’s
keynote presentations Friday night and
her 75-minute workshop on Saturday
although it was 3-4 a.m. in Scotland.
We are sincerely grateful to our media
partners for notifying the public at the
same time Community Programs and
the SLO Library Foundation notified
our sponsors, registrants and ticketholders, who graciously consoled,
attended, then congratulated us for
a magical literary journey with Anne
Perry speaking from her heart from her
writing desk in her Scottish home.
Major kudos to the Cuesta Cultural
and Performing Arts Center staff and
especially the newly announced 2015
CCWC director, Teri Bayus, for guiding
our Skype adventure. Anne Perry has
promised a personal visit to San Luis
Obispo when next appearing in the
United States.
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Every day hundreds of people driving
bicycles break the law and they should
be cited.
Every day hundreds of people driving
cars break the law and they too should
be cited.
I wish that all of us who share the
road would recognize that everyone
else on the road is just another person.
All of us — car drivers or bike drivers —
are just people. We don’t have to think
that it’s “Us vs. Them.”
It’s all of us together, just people,
each of us choosing his or her own way
of getting from here to there.
People on bicycles, please, share the
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People in cars, please recognize that
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One thing, though, that I think about
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In the Black
Work-Life Balance — Can It Really Work?
By Michael Gunther
I
recently discovered an article in
Human Resource Management
Journal entitled, “Explaining
Organizational Responsiveness to
Work-Life Balance Issues,” by Jing
Wang and Anil Verma.
This article focused on evaluating
the implementation of work-life
balance programs in organizations
and industries. The researchers
defined organizations as either
“cost strategy” organizations or
“product strategy” organizations.
Cost strategy firms focus on cost
reductions as their main business
strategy; as in “How can you get higher
utilization and production at the lowest
cost?”
Product strategy firms focus
on
differentiation
as
their
central concentration to assess
innovation,
discovery
and
flexibility.
Along with the core strategy
methodologies, the research
team evaluated the presence
of
high-performance
work
systems.
High-performing
management practices include
skill development, employee
involvement, team engagement,
and industry concentration.
The firms with a product strategy
focus that had high-performance work
systems in place not only encouraged
work-life balance programs, but those
programs had positive impact on
their culture and the profit of those
firms. There was a consistent trend of
outperforming their competitors and
staying ahead of industry trends and
changes. Turnover was minimal as well
as a significant increase of individuals
wanting to be a part of these firms.
One firm had over 1,400 people apply
for 49 positions. This same firm had
very little turnover compared to their
industry.
Work-life balance programs tied in
with high-performance work programs
and a product strategy focus can truly
give an organization a competitive edge.
This competitive advantage was only
present where the senior management
teams truly embraced and supported
their organization’s work-life balance
programs.
The leadership teams may or may not
participate themselves, but they support
their employees that take advantage
of the work-life balance philosophy.
Interestingly, the majority of the
employees valued these programs, but
only about a third of the employees
actually participated in them.
In contrast, the firms with a coststrategy approach may or may not offer
wellness programs. The leadership
teams at those firms didn’t believe
work-life balance programs had a
positive impact to the bottom line;
therefore, the programs were rarely
supported by leadership and not very
successful. In my mind, it is almost like
putting lipstick on a pig.
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SLO Noor Clinic
Story and photos by Gareth Kelly
I
t’s common knowledge that for
many people in America their
access to affordable health care
is difficult, tricky, complicated or
all the above. Many without health
insurance simply wait until they
absolutely feel they must go to the
doctor or more often the E.R. One
man hoping to change that is local
M.D. Dr. Ahmad Nooristani.
Originally from Afghanistan,
Dr. Nooristani, after completing
his residency on the East Coast,
settled upon San Luis Obispo
purely by accident. Two years ago,
he decided he needed to give back,
to what he regards as a fabulous
community, by the way of a free
health care clinic.
“When I first told people I
wanted to start a free health care
clinic, people tried to discourage
me and told me an area like SLO
didn’t need such a thing. I’ve had
this building rented but not open
for over two years. It’s been a long,
tough road through a lot of red
tape but it’s been worth it,” Dr.
Nooristani said.
The Noor Clinic provides
medical services for anyone that
doesn’t have insurance. A place
people can go to get check ups,
lab work, tests and pretty much
anything and everything medically
related. Staffed by volunteer
physicians and nurses, the Noor
Clinic is a non-profit hoping to
fill the gap for those without any
medical coverage.
“We’re a one-stop shop. We’ve
seen over 5,000 patients this
year alone. We can do all our own
lab work, meaning patients can
get their results usually within
10 minutes. We aim to have people
waiting no more than 15 to 30 minutes
to see a physician and we can provide
referrals to specialists we work with if
we need to,” Dr. Nooristani said.
One would assume a certain type
of demographic would use such a
service, but according to Nooristani,
approximately 80 percent of all
patients coming to the clinic are as
he describes middle class, many of
whom are business owners.
As word of the clinic has spread,
expansion has happened. One such
area is that of an eye clinic. Under
the direction of optometrist Rupert
Chowins, the Noor Clinic now
provides free eye exams and free
glasses to those in need.
On Oct. 21 and 22 in the Sierra Vista
Regional Medical Center parking lot,
the Mobile Vision Clinic Van will be
providing all these key eye services
for free. To make an appointment,
call 439-1797.
In reference to the future, Dr.
Nooristani says, “I don’t believe in
obstacles, there are none. You have
to give back to your neighbors, to
your community, to where you live.
Your own personal strength is based
on the strength of your community.
People often ask me what my hobbies
are. This is my hobby, helping others
and opening non profits. I love what
I do.”
As with any non-profit, fundraising
is a huge part of the process. One of
the Noor Clinic’s biggest events is
happening on Oct. 23 at the Fremont
Theatre in San Luis Obispo. With
an all-star ensemble of acts such
as Proxima Parada, Shadowlands,
Jody Mulgrew and headliner Patrick
Contreras, the concert, in partnership
with the Central Coast Bioneers
Conference, hopes to raise money
to provide free cancer screenings
for all county residents.
Tickets are $20 in advance
and $25 at the door with a
limited number of VIP tickets
available for $35. Visit www.
centralcoastbioneers.org for more
details.
As for Dr. Nooristani himself,
the non-profit medical junkie has
many projects still in the works.
Along with expanding the Noor
Clinic to include a dental clinic, he
is working on a project in Africa
and one day hopes to return to
Afghanistan to build a clinic there.
The Noor Clinic is located at 1428
Phillips Lane Suite B in San Luis
Obispo. To find out more about all
their services and their hours, visit
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35
In the Black
Biz Briefs
Business News and Announcements
Compiled by Camas Frank
The
Federal
Transportation
Security
Administration has installed
new, high-tech equipment at the
San Luis Obispo County Regional
Airport to speed up baggage
screening, they announced last
week. The equipment screens
checked baggage for explosives
instead of having TSA officers
manually inspect each piece
— be it a suitcase, duffel bag,
knapsack, box, or golf bag.
Twelve years ago, TSA began
screening checked baggage for
explosives at the SLO Airport
using “explosive trace detection
equipment.” All this time,
inspectors have been opening
each checked bag and swabbing
it for traces of explosives before
allowing the bag to be loaded
onto an aircraft. The new
system will screen baggage
automatically and alert TSA
officials if something inside
needs a closer look.
$82,150. Capps has co-authored
letters in support of the program
in recent years, including the last
recent budget cycle. The grant
restores funding for the program,
which was originally eliminated.
It will support the establishment
of a “Cetacean Bio-Surveillance
Program” in Central and Southern
California. Bio-surveillance refers
to the study of key ecosystem
species as indicators for ocean
health. The local grant was one
of 35 grants awarded in 18 states
totaling $2.7 million in funding.
October
is
Domestic
Violence
Awareness
Month — a designated time to
learn about the prevalence of
domestic violence on the Central
Coast, and the Women’s Shelter
Program is celebrating 35
years. Every year, thousands of
people SLO County experience
violence and abuse at the hands
of their intimate partner. The
Women’s Shelter Program is
hosting Lyceum 2014: Honoring
Marianne Kennedy, executive
director of the program Oct. 10.
Tickets can be purchased online
at: cccslo.com. If you or a friend
is in an abusive relationship call
the 24-hour crisis line at 7816400.
Wilshire
Hospice
will
present “Dia de Los Muertos –
A Celebration & Procession” from
the Latin American tradition that
honors the dead and comforts the
living. The community is invited
on Nov. 1 to Mission Plaza in SLO
for a day of colorful and reverent
festivities, to welcome back the
spirits of loved ones and friends.
The celebration begins at 10 a.m.
with a procession and altar blessing
through the Plaza and the San Luis
Obispo Museum of Art. The event
continues to 3 p.m. with traditional
altars, folklorico dancers from
Santa Maria High School, Iztac
Cuauhtli
Aztec
performers,
Mariachi Imperial, poets, artists,
activities and a silent auction and
raffle to benefit Wilshire Hospice
patients and clients. Bring flowers,
pictures, candles and other articles
to be placed on the altar. For more
information, call Emily Jagger at
547-7025 Ext. 25 or see: www.
wilshirehospicecc.org.
Rep. Lois Capps is lauding
the decision from NOAA
Fisheries to fund the John
H. Prescott Marine Mammal
Rescue
Assistance
Grant
Program with a grant for
Cal Poly hosted more than
210
employers,
including
Adobe, Boeing, Cisco and
Google, at the university’s first
career fair of the school year. “The
economy is doing better based on
the employer response from the
career fair,” said Martin Shibata,
director of the university’s Career
Services Office, which sponsored
the event that ran Wednesday and
Thursday in the Recreation Center.
In 2013, 3,780 students met with
730 recruiters, a significant jump in
the number of firms participating
over the fall 2012 fair. “This year
is a 17-percent increase from 2013
in terms of employers who are
registered,” Shibata said. “So it’s
really been 34% over the past two
years. That’s a strong indication
that employers are really engaged
with Cal Poly.” Cal Poly holds a
career fair each quarter for students
and alumni. Additional fairs will be
held in January and April. For more
details visit the Career Services
website at: www.careerservices.
calpoly.edu.
District
Attorney
Elect,
Dan Dow, will be the keynote
speaker at a free seminar for
seniors on elder financial
abuse, set for 8:30 a.m. Monday,
Nov. 3 at the San Luis Obispo City/
County Library Community Room,
995 Palm St., SLO. The seminar
is presented by the Central Coast
Commission for Senior Services
and will start with a session on
consumer oriented issues with
several panelists from County Adult
Protective Services, the Sheriff’s
Department,
D.A.’s
Office,
County Senior Legal Services
Project and someone form the
financial security industry. That
session runs until 10:15 and is
followed by a second session,
from 10:30-noon on financial
institute training and featuring
a speaker from the Western
Payments Alliance focusing
on mandated reporting of
suspected elder abuse and the
Bank Secrecy Act. The event is
free to the public and bank, credit
union and legal professionals
can sign up for a discounted
rate of $99 each. Information
is available online at: www.
elderfinancialprotection.org.
Granada Hotel & Bistro
in San Luis Obispo has
appointed
Robert
L.
Williams
as
general
manager. Williams is an award
winning, certified sommelier
with over ten years of wine and
culinary experience. He earned
certification from both the Court
of Master Sommeliers and Wine
& Spirits Education Trust and
moved from New York City to
California where he became the
food and beverage director at the
Padre Hotel, a Spanish colonial
boutique hotel. Williams was
responsible for managing the
hotel’s three restaurants and
nightclub. He says he aims
to create, “the ultimate guest
experience for those dining
and staying at Granada.” “Our
vision,”
Managing
Partner
Kimberly Walker said, “has
always been to create a world
class property in the heart of
downtown SLO and we trust
Robert to execute our intentions
with his passion for food, wine,
and impeccable service.”
Email
business
news
and
announcements
for
consideration
to:
frank@
tolosapress.com.
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