Volume 12 вЂў Issue 14 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 YOUR COMMUNITY IN YOUR HANDS AVILA BEACH вЂў SHELL BEACH вЂў PISMO BEACH вЂў GROVER BEACH вЂў ARROYO GRANDE вЂў HALCYON вЂў OCEANO KelbyвЂ™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 itвЂ™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 cityвЂ™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). вЂњI think this is a huge opportunity for the City of Pismo Beach,вЂќ 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 Clam Festival Political Rally in Shell A.G.H.S Pool Boys New Kind of Golf at Pines Blissful Food page 2-4 page 6 page 8 page 10 page 19 ..9(26. $;*0. "2.9"<+: $*;$<6 *5 85 known personalities. The event held in the parish hall at St. PatrickвЂ™s Church brought in about $35,000 dollars. вЂњWe have tremendous support from the faith community,вЂќ said Janna Nichols, Executive Director for the 5Cities Homeless Coalition. вЂњA 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 Push For Increased Tourism Stays in Pismo %2,3.;:>>>82:57,1*5+.9,75 # ;1 (26.(*43 85 85 9*>260 855<:;+.89.:.6;;7>26 $% ;1 $<9/260 *5 85"*9*-. *5 .:;7,*44*517>-.976;.:; 776 85 2 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў Coast News 3-DAY PASS: $50 Wine Walk, Chowder Contest, Clam Bake & 4 Drink Tickets Events: FRIDAY, OCT 17 th 5pm - 7:30pm Wine Walk ($20) This downtown event pairs local winemakers with businesses for a taste of wine while introducing them to their businesses. Each participating business will set up a tasting station and a winery expert. Wine glasses will be included in the price. Event check-in booth located in front of Beach Bum Holiday Rentals. PresidentвЂ™s Circle: Beach Bum Holiday Rentals Condor Security of America, Inc Edgewater Inn & Suites KCOY 12 / FOX 11 Mackey & Mackey Insurance Martin Resorts Pacific Leisure Marketing Pismo Beach Premium Outlets Rabobank Sea Venture Beach Hotel Shell Beach Law Group Splash Cafe Talley Vineyards Tolosa Press Wells Fargo Bank Book Your Ads Now! + Breast Cancer Awareness Festival + Fall & Holiday Packages + Print, Online & Mobile + Stickers & Banner Ads + Customer Reward Kiosks + Clam SATURDAY, OCT 18th 8am - 4pm Surf Contest 9am - 5pm Vendors, food, arts & crafts 10am Parade Downtown Enjoy the bands, floats, and entertaining acts celebrating 68 years of the Clam Festival 12pm-2pm Clam Chowder Contest at the Pier Local restaurants compete for PeopleвЂ™s and JudgeвЂ™s choice of Best Local Clam Chowder 5pm Announcement of Best Local Clam Chowder Winners Sea Venture Restaurant Splash CafГ© Competitors: Cool Cat CafГ© PennyвЂ™s All American Cafe Pismo Coast Village Pismo Fish & Chips RosaвЂ™s Italian Restaurant Steamers of Pismo SylvesterвЂ™s Burgers ZorroвЂ™s CafГ© & Cantina The Judges Choice.+ + PennyвЂ™s !LL!MERICAN#AFГЏWASVOTEDTHE 0ISMO"EACH#LAM#HOWDER *UDGES#HOICE 3OCOMEONINANDENJOYOURCLAM CHOWDERANDWONDERFULHOME STYLECOOKINGDAYSAWEEK 7EREALOCALFAVORITE PennyвЂ™s ALL-AMERICAN CAFГ‰ + #1 Breakfast in Pismo Beach + 4 out of 5 Stars on Trip Advisor and Yelp Taco Tuesday + 2013 Peoples PIS Starting at 5pm 4 Street Tacos (cod or carnitas) and a Tecate or Soda, only$ M O BEACH ChoiceвЂ“Best 6 At all 3 Splash CafГ© locations SLO DOWNTOWN ...... 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ZORINA RICCI Sr. Advertising Executive Marketing / SEO Specialist Cell (805) 540-4376 Office (805) 543-6397 615 Clarion Court, Suite 2, SLO [email protected] www.tolosapress.com + 2013 Chuck Wagon Chili Cook OffвЂ“ 1st Place Chili Verde 0RICE3T0ISMO"EACHsWWWPENNYSALLAMERICANCOMs805.773.3776 Coast News вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў 3 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 11am - 12:15pm KENNY TAYLOR BAND 12:30pm - 2:30pm THE MOJO COMBO 3pm - 5pm BOBBY SANTA CRUZ BAND LIVE MUSIC Sunday, Oct 19th 12pm - 2:30pm JAMMIES BAND 3pm - 5pm UNFINISHED BUSINESS 4 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў Coast News 4 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў Coast News Beer/wine Stage & Sat & Sun 11am-5pm H 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 departmentвЂ™s many dramatic cliff rescues over the years. вњ¤ F F O F L A H S s m a l C teamer 1 /3 0 /1 4 E X P IR E S 1 Come See Us After The Clam Festival www.farrellsmyth.com В· Residential Sales В· Commercial Sales В· Property Management В· Worldwide Relocation Open 7 days a week for all your real estate needs throughout San Luis Obispo County DonвЂ™t Miss Our Fully Stocked Bar! 481-FISH (3474) 1500 West Branch Street +MART#ENTERs!RROYO'RANDE Check out our menu at: Quarterdeckseafood.com Two Locations to Serve You In the Village of Arroyo Grande In the Heart of San Luis Obispo 110 E. Branch St., Arroyo Grande (805) 904-6616 21 Santa Rosa St., Suite 100, SLO (805) 543-2171 Coast News вЂў Theresa-Marie Wilson managing editor The Coast News [email protected] 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 Gareth Kelly business / lifestyle reporter [email protected] Christy Serpa art director Jim Bennett graphic designer Julia Lombard graphic designer Sports Schedule ..................... 8 Kathrene Tiffin copy editor Kaila Lugo administrative assistant Padma Mohan marketing coordinator ADVERTISING Dave Diaz internet, text & loyalty marketing Dana McGraw sales manager [email protected] JUST SOLD! 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Please notify us if information is incorrect. phone (805) 543-6397 fax (805) 543-3698 615 Clarion Ct., #2, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 www.tolosapress.com Call 543-NEWS 5 Contents Neil Farrell managing editor The Bay News [email protected] Paul Winninghoff sports reporter [email protected] вЂў Table of Bret Colhouer publisher [email protected] Camas Frank section editor SLO City News [email protected] October 16 - 22, 2014 Fabulous views of Morro Bay and the Rock only 3 houses from the bay! Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage in near downtown Baywood Park. Serene location on a cul de sac street... Let me help you buy or sell your home today! Call Leslie! 528-2020 Leslie L. Lee, Broker, CRS, GRI Morro Bay Realty/San Luis Obispo Co. Properties/Western Heritage 805.528.2020 / 805.459.7670 License #01218232 6 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў 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 votersвЂ™ approval on annexation of large parcels in the Price Canyon area. вЂњThe rally was just that, a rally, a coming together of people to show support and share the excitement,вЂќ said Effie McDermott, who, along with Tarren Col- HELP WANTED STYLIST WE NEED A WHO KNOWS THEIR STUFF. lins and Dr. Bill Lockwood, organized the event. вЂњThe 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.вЂќ 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. вЂњI 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,вЂќ she said. Vardas said the council works at the will of the people and voters would have to decide. вЂњMy house, personally, has a beautiful view of Price Canyon,вЂќ he said. вЂњIf 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.вЂќ McDermott and other backers of Measure H-14 believe that without votersвЂ™ support Price Canyon could become a development mecca. вЂњIf 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,вЂќ said McDermott. вЂњThe 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 that there is a grass roots effort to pass it. Some new voters were registered and several people signed up to help.вЂќ вњ¤ 5 Hours of Cleaning (Use it as you need it) Only $ 100 ...Save over $100! 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Valerie Mercado [email protected] (805) 904-6904 Tolosa Press вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў 7 POLICE BLOTTER Avila Beach вЂў Oct. 1: SheriffвЂ™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. вЂў Oct. 5: Some apparently clueless thief attempted to burglarize a business in the 1200 block of Avila Beach Dr. Cambria вЂў Oct. 2: A grand theft had folks seeing red in the 2300 block of Green. вЂў 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 вЂў 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 вЂ” reds and blues that is. вЂў 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 CountyвЂ™s not-so exotic lockup. вЂў 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 вЂў 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 jailersвЂ™ peace of mind. Los Osos вЂў Oct. 1: Someone in the 1600 block of 4th had his or her identity stolen and we have no idea who they are now. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў 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 вЂў Oct. 12: A reportedly toasted was in the bathroom at the CliffвЂ™s and didnвЂ™t know where she was. She was hauled to the slammer where she likely familiar with. вЂў Oct. 12: Some bundle of joy tried kicking in a neighboring room a Motel 6. When that didnвЂ™t work he tried it at another room. She was mad because her room key didnвЂ™t work and apparently didnвЂ™t think to ask for help at the front desk. вЂў Oct. 12: A woman on the 900 block of Tulare said that she had moved last year and вЂњfrom that day forward has not been able to locate a new iPhone 4s she had in a box to ship to her son.вЂќ AT&T said the phone had been registered to a Verizon customer. вЂў 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. вЂў Oct. 11: Horror of all horrors, several surfers were reportedly less than 100 feet from the pier. вЂў Oct. 11: It appeared as if someone tried to break into the snack bar at the little league fields and struck out. вЂў Oct. 11: Police were unable to locate someone in the downtown area who was reportedly excessively beeping their car horn. вЂў Oct. 11: Some hammered fellow at the pier was arrested after trying to start a fight. вЂў Oct. 11: Stoners were getting high under the steps by the flagpole. United we Smoke. In other pier news, a caller reported a man вЂњpushing religion on peopleвЂќ and getting in their face. The Holy Roller was advised to chill. вЂў Oct. 11: An irate woman was throwing things from a balcony onto the 300 block of Shell Beach Road. вЂў 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 couldnвЂ™t get it open again. вЂў Oct 10: A guy doing construction work at the Price Street Market at 3:30 a.m. was told to shad-up. вЂў 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 вЂў Oct. 8: Some Boxcar Willie left his guitar along with the rest of his meager belongings behind stores in the 100 block of Higuera. вЂў 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. вЂў Oct. 8: At 12:23 p.m. some white, Rastaman with dreadlocks and his dog, were behind CVS on Marsh smokinвЂ™ ganja. вЂў Oct. 8: The folks at Vons on Broad called at 5:10 p.m. to deal with some schwasted fellow outside yellinвЂ™ his fool head off, along with another model citizen whoвЂ™d been 86вЂ™d for having sticky fingers. вЂў Oct. 8: Party was over at 6 p.m. for a transient woman loitering all day outside the вЂњLetвЂ™s Party!вЂќ store on Foothill. Cops run her off. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў Oct. 7: Police were called at 8:28 a.m. to St. StephenвЂ™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 вЂ” miracle No. 1вЂ¦ вЂў 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 WrapperвЂ™s Lingerie Shop. вЂў 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, letвЂ™s hope it wasnвЂ™t all you can eat. вЂў Oct. 7: Someone at Visiting Angels reported devilish shenanigans. вЂў Oct. 7: Sierra Vista called at 6:07 p.m. after a patient took off on foot. They soon canceled, as theyвЂ™d come back, no doubt after the meds wore off. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў 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. вЂў Oct. 6: Police responded to the 600 block of California where some transientвЂ™s junk caused an eyesore at Retina Specialists. вЂў Oct. 6: Police went to a domestic dustup at 12:46 p.m. in the 1500 block of Madonna. Logs indicated the вЂњvictimвЂќ had a broken nose. A 34-yearold louse and a 29-year-old battleaxe both got charged with spousal abuse. вЂў 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 вЂ” drunk that is and went to the County B&B to sleep it off. вЂў 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. вЂў Oct. 5: A woman called police at 9:17 p.m. from Hathway at Carpenter to report a man with binoculars looking into a neighborвЂ™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 wonвЂ™t leave, a case of вЂњIt isnвЂ™t logical. If I want to test their products, I should be able to test it on what I want to watchвЂ¦вЂќ вЂў Oct. 5: ItвЂ™s either a dream come true or a nightmare, but the traffic signals at Santa Rosa and Marsh were simultaneously green in all directions. вЂў Oct. 5: Police got a complaint in the 1700 block of Tonini on Sunday about a dog thatвЂ™s been barking since Wednesday. Police advised him or her to call the County pound, a case of вЂњDoh! I should a thought of that!вЂќ вЂў 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. вЂў Oct. 5: Police got a call at 1:24 a.m. to McCarthyвЂ™s Cocktail Lounge on Marsh from a plastered woman who was arguing with the bouncers, yet another case of have mouth will babble. вњ¤ 8 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў Coast News SPORTS Sports Snapshot Photos by RAPhotos.com T he Arroyo Grande BoysвЂ™ Varsity Water Polo Team is holding on to second place in league play. вњ¤ Proudly supports OUR local Athletes! 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Limit one per customer. 733 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo Weekdays before 10pm Mon: closed | Tues-Sun: 11am-2am Tolosa Press вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў SPORTS Ride 2 Recovery Passes Through AND PRESENT THE FIRST ANNUAL A bout 200 people took part in United HealthcareвЂ™s вЂњRide 2 Recovery California ChallengeвЂќ 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, FROM0-0-sMorroBayinBloom.org/auction Lady Pirates Sweep LPL Duals M orro BayвЂ™s GirlsвЂ™ 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 BayвЂ™s Alexis Lewis (ElizaвЂ™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 BoysвЂ™ 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 yearвЂ™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. вЂњWe were challenged to finish with at least five wins on the day,вЂќ said Ogle. вЂњAnything 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 yearвЂ™s league championship squad who has been troubled by a quadriceps issue, the day was a success.вЂќ 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. вЂњAt finals, we will see greater levels of fitness from all of the schools in the league,вЂќ Ogle said. вЂњThe 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.вЂќ вњ¤ ItвЂ™ll be the catвЂ™s meow Hi-de-ho Show your support for the San Luis Obispo ChildrenвЂ™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 1940вЂ™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 9 10 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў 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 menвЂ™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. вЂњAll 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. ItвЂ™s just like it sounds. ItвЂ™s just like golf except you kick a soccer ball instead of hitting a golf ball. I looked into it and found itвЂ™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,вЂќ 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. вЂњI donвЂ™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,вЂќ 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. вЂњFootgolf is a little quicker than regular golf. ItвЂ™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? WeвЂ™ve even had a hole in one! вЂќ Setting said. Not content with just golf and foot golf, Setting also has a disc golf course Tolosa Press вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 8 0 5 sound find your beat H Central Coast? Kate: ItвЂ™s not too far from where I grew up (Los Olivos) and feels like home to me. ThereвЂ™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 grandfatherвЂ™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 11 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 SoundвЂ™s Carrie Jaymes Hilary: I was in 6th grade when I first heard Counting Crows, вЂњAugust and Everything AfterвЂќ 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 IвЂ™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. вЂў 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 couldnвЂ™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 FarmerвЂ™s Market food welcome inside Fri 10/17 ..... Ras Danny Sat 10/18 ..... Chronic Vitality Sun 10/19 ..... Madison King Mon10/20 ..... ToanвЂ™s Open Jam Tue 10/21 ..... Just People Wed 10/22..... Farewell to the Surface Thu 10/23 ..... Jive Coalis differently--itвЂ™s not only a hobby, but a lifestyle. I find inspiration in authors like C.S. Lewis and Steinbeck. Lately IвЂ™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 donвЂ™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, IвЂ™m eager to integrate in to the community here. IвЂ™m currently working with the SLO Chamber Orchestra in my off time. WeвЂ™ve had he incredible opportunity to travel with the world with our music, but now weвЂ™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 wonвЂ™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¤ 12 вЂў October 16 - 22,, 2014 вЂў Tolosa Press 8 0 5 sound 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. HARRYвЂ™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 MONGOвЂ™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. RICKвЂ™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 CAFГ‰: 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 вЂњNoche CalienteвЂќ or вЂњHot Latin NightsвЂќ 18+, Every Sat вЂњBig ChillвЂќ hits from the 70вЂ™s 80вЂ™s 90вЂ™s 21+ & Every Sunday is Minor Madness 8pm-11:45pm LINNAEAвЂ™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. CAMOZZIвЂ™S: 5855 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 466-1880. LUNA RED: 1023 Chorro St., 540-5243. TBA DвЂ™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 MCGREGORвЂ™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 MarshaвЂ™s Backyard! DELICIOUS FOOD. Breakfast all day Enjoy Music 2-6 Mouth-Watering Santa Maria Style BBQ Eat Around 4:ish 10/19 вЂ“ Up Shot 10/26 вЂ“ Mid Life Crisis (MLC) Come Dance to Sounds of your Favorite DJвЂ™s Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays Enjoy These Awesome Drink Specials Tequila Tuesdays: $1.00 Off Whiskey Wednesdays: $1.00 Off Thirsty Thursdays All Day tilвЂ™ 10pm All Domestic Beers $1.50 108 W. Branch St, Arroyo Grande (805) 481-2871 www.RalphandDuanes.com AND LIVE MUSIC. WedвЂ“Sat, 7-10pm Blues Master JamвЂ“Wed 6:30-9:30 Songwriters At PlayвЂ“Thu 6:30-9:30 -\SSKPUULYTLU\В‹.YLH[V\[KVVYKLJR^P[O VJLHU]PL^В‹/HWW`OV\YВ‹(SSHNLZ62 6WLUKH`ZH^LLR shellcafepismo.comВ‹805.773.8300 1351 Price Street, Pismo Beach (Hwy 1 and Price Street at the entrance to Pismo Beach) Tolosa Press вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў 13 8 0 5 sound 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 MCGREGORвЂ™S: pappymcgregors.com or 238-7070, 1122 Pine St. in Paso Robles. PASO ROBLES INN CATTLEMANвЂ™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 вЂњSongwriters at PlayвЂќ 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 MOZZIвЂ™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. TOGNAZZINIвЂ™S DOCKSIDE: 1245 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 772-8100. Now Ser SEX ving TA WIN NT on ES 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 LвЂ™AMOUR MIDLIFE CRISIS LвЂ™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 вЂ“ 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 14 вЂў October 16 - 22,, 2014 вЂў Tolosa Press 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 BestвЂ™s sound is based around Kris BentleyвЂ™s Cajon and Nick JamersonвЂ™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, вЂњBring 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 todayвЂ™s youth. вњ¤ 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 вЂў 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 yearвЂ™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 CuestaвЂ™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 LibraryвЂ™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 thereвЂ™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. PatrickвЂ™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, вЂњDia de Los MuertosвЂќ (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 IrelandвЂ™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 thereвЂ™s an informational meeting set for 1-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 at the ExtensionвЂ™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 вЂў 15 16 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў Tolosa Press 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 theyвЂ™ll serve supper from 5:30-7. Everyone is invited to this free celebration and PHP says, вЂњThank you to all who were so generous with their time and efforts. So please come early and enjoy visiting with your friends and neighbors.вЂќ The South Bay Community Center is located at 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Cal PolyвЂ™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 вЂ” 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 $12 for senior citizens and students. Pricing includes all PAC fees, and parking. Tickets available at the PAC Box Office from noon to 6 p.m. TuesdaysSaturdays, online at: www.pacslo. org. Order by phone at 756-4849. A 10-percent discount if you buy season tickets to four Music Department events through the PAC Box Office and a 15% discount for buying tickets to five or more events. Friends of the Cuesta Performing Arts Center is hosting, вЂњDoo Woppa Moolah$,вЂќ an evening of classic 1950s and вЂ�60s set for 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 featuring вЂњThe Alley Cats,вЂќ an American doo-wop singing group, and Voce, CuestaвЂ™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. вЂњThe money raised,вЂќ Performing Arts Department Chair and CPAC Coordinator, Jennifer Martin said, вЂњgoes 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. WeвЂ™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 вЂњMen are From Mars вЂ” Women Are From Venus LIVE!вЂќ 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. TuesdaysвЂ“Saturdays, call 756-4849 or order online at: www.calpolyarts. org. Based on John GrayвЂ™s 50-million selling book, Men Are From Mars вЂ“ Women Are From Venus LIVE! moves swiftly through a series of vignettes, 3-Day Pass $50 ..9(26. Beer/Wine $;*0. 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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 AssociationвЂ™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 VetвЂ™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 18 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў 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-CHILDRENвЂ™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. ItвЂ™s fun to browse and chat with the owner as she wraps the gifts and theyвЂ™re very accommodating! 119 E Branch St. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 805-473-9186 THE SHELL sic CAFГ‰ 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 & DUANEвЂ™S Fun In The Sun! 2014 Summer Series!!! Sunday, September 21MLC. Music from 2-6 and BBQ Served: 4ish. Thereafter every Thursday-Sat our DJвЂ™s hookinвЂ™ 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 вЂњliving room of stainlessвЂќ, 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 BURNSTEINвЂ™S ICE CREAM LAB Experience our new вЂњIce Cream WonderlandвЂќ located in downtown San Luis Obispo. Enjoy the fun and wacky flavors made in DocвЂ™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 вЂњIce Cream Lab ShowвЂќ 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 вЂў 114 W. Branch St., Village of Arroyo Grande вЂў 168 West Clark Ave., Old Orcutt вЂў (805) 474-4068 вЂў 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 вЂў (805) 627-1443 вЂў Morovino. com. Text VINO to 56955 to join and receive 2-for-1 wine tasting! W A L L Y вЂ™ S BICYCLE WORKS WallyвЂ™s has almost any kind of bike you would want to rent from cruisers to tandems, kidвЂ™s bikes, road bikes, hybrids, and many, many more. Visit WallyвЂ™s Bicycle Works in SLO at 306 Higuera St. (805) 544-4116 вЂў (805) 748-3794 вЂў www.slobikerental.com вЂўwallysbicycleworks@ yahoo.com BAYSIDE CAFE is a wonderful find if you are looking for fresh food and something off the beaten track where the вЂњLocalsвЂќ 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 moreвЂ¦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 PENNYвЂ™S ALL AMERICAN CAFГ‰ 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 LOLOвЂ™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 вЂў (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 SandwichвЂ™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 coastвЂ™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 youвЂ™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 yearвЂ™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 вЂњService Above SelfвЂќ, 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.vвЂ™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 вЂњsomething that you really loveвЂќ 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 childrenвЂ™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 вЂњNut Free ManufacturerвЂќ. 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 вЂњHoney 2,вЂќ вЂњCamp Rock 2,вЂќ and вЂњStep Up;вЂќ on TV shows like вЂњAustin & Alley,вЂќ вЂњShake it Up,вЂќ вЂњAmericaвЂ™s Best Dance CrewвЂќ and вЂњSing-Off.вЂќ HeвЂ™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 вЂў 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. вЂў 19 Dinner and a Movie Blissful Food at Bliss CafГ© By Teri Bayus I tried the Bliss CafГ©, because of their mantra, вЂњUnited through a shared yearning to practice selflessness and to engage in serving others.вЂќ 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 CafГ©вЂ™s recipes strives to provide, вЂњa blissfulвЂќ state of mind. I started with the вЂњHappy Shiva,вЂќ 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 вЂњOmega Shakti,вЂќ 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 FarmersвЂ™ 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 вЂ” 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. ItвЂ™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. Located in The Network, 778 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo. Call them at 547-0108. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closes at 6 on Sundays and Mondays). вњ¤ вЂ�The JudgeвЂ™ вЂ” 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 вЂ�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 fatherвЂ™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. ItвЂ™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 thereвЂ™s no mystery or вЂњwho done itвЂќ to solve doesnвЂ™t mean the courtroom scenes arenвЂ™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. ItвЂ™s about relationships, family, personality and life choices. Even the key crime isnвЂ™t shown. ItвЂ™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 HankвЂ™s brothers. Both roles are severely underwritten, but Vincent DвЂ™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. ThereвЂ™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 isnвЂ™t nominated for at least five Academy Awards, I will eat my popcorn tub. вњ¤ 20 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў Tolosa Press BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Lifestyle What Are Your Breast Cancer Risk Factors? The Answers Could Surprise You SLO WELLNESS C E NTE R For seniors over 65, falls can be frightening. ThatвЂ™s why we created Safe Strides.В® This innovative program addresses the causes of balance problems. So you can stop fearing a fall and start living your life again. To get started, just take that first step: call us today. For more information, call (805) 544-4402 or visit www.gentiva.com well . Risk factors for breast cancer include: Family medical history: About 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer cases are thought to be hereditary, meaning that they result directly from gene defects (called mutations) inherited from a parent. Having one first-degree relative (mother, sister, or daughter) with breast cancer doubles a womanвЂ™s risk. Having two first-degree relatives increases her risk about three-fold. 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 can have a detrimental impact on your health and appetite. Ensuring proper nutrition during treatment is very important, he adds. Paying careful attention to what you eat eat w ell, m ove well , be B reast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, aside from skin cancers. About one in eight women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. Fortunately, 90 percent of patients diagnosed with breast cancer will survive the disease. Breast cancer usually originates in the linings of either the tubes (ducts) that carry milk or the glands (lobules) that manufacture milk. A holistic approach integrating chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapeutic rehab, and nutrition. SLO Wellness Center 805.543.8688 www.slowellness.com Tolosa Press вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month can also help ease the side-effects of treatment. 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 cause nausea and vomiting. Eat sixto-eight meals a day, consisting of 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 prescribed by your doctor and do not self-adjust. For more information about breast cancer and tips from specialist pharmacists, visit the Express Scripts research site at lab.expressscripts.com. 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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. вЂ�Dad, look what I got!вЂ™ 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 вЂ�moderationвЂ™. What is moderation? Every Saturday after a soccer game? Three times a week in a lunch box? Weekend evening desserts? When itвЂ™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 BlaylockвЂ™s, MD book вЂ�ExcitotoxinsвЂ™ if youвЂ™re skeptical with what IвЂ™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 Tolosa Press вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 that todayвЂ™s youth will not out live their parents. Forget research and the latest million dollar study to come out of the вЂ�genius think tankвЂ™. LetвЂ™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? IвЂ™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 havenвЂ™t been made aware of a plague full of citrus allergies and am stunned that weвЂ™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 couldnвЂ™t keep their hands out of this seemingly вЂ�pot of goldвЂ™. 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 donвЂ™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 be enough to rid ourselves of the pressures that force us into buying вЂў World Class Dentistry in Los Osos Come experience what we have to offer, world-class destistry for patients of all ages. We gaurantee you will smile t$PNQSFIFOTJWF'BNJMZ (FOFSBM%FOUJTUSZ and distributing fuel sources that we know to be unreliable, risky and perilous to our childrenвЂ™s health. Cheers to sunshine, water, and natureвЂ™s sugar in the form of fruit as we roar from the sidelines applauding and grinning every play. 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Call 866-669-8549 The Dental Practice Of Lars Lindgren D.D.S. 528-1695 1205 4th St, Baywood Park www.MarVistaDental.com 28 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў 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 itвЂ™s refreshing to receive something positive, and by that I mean good economic news for San Luis Obispo County. So I thought IвЂ™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. вЂ“ A new report released recently points to the economic benefits that would come to CaliforniaвЂ™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. вЂњThe Potential Economic Impacts of the Proposed Central Coast National Marine SanctuaryвЂќ 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. вЂњIn 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 weвЂ™re on facebook. now you can view our papers every wednesday! reminder: in a photo, If youвЂ™re rself! to tag you e ur s ke ma fishing, diving, snorkeling, surfing, wildlife viewing, and museums and aquariums,вЂќ Dr. Scorse and Dr. Kildow noted in their report. Michael Thornton, an organizer with Sierra Club California, said, вЂњSan 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.вЂќ 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. 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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. вЂњThe goal would be to increase roomnight sales,вЂќ said City Manager Jim Lewis. вЂњThey 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.вЂќ The City of Pismo BeachвЂ™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 CityвЂ™s total charged assessment to 12%. The state average is 14%. вЂњIn 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.вЂќ 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 VisitorвЂ™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. вЂњThe one thing that our current marketing strategy as a county does not include is to really take a look at the countywide efforts,вЂќ said xxx Jacob, the Executive Director of VSLOC. вЂњOne 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.вЂќ 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 properties to cover administrative 50% OFF 1st MonthвЂ™s Rent collection costs. 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. вЂњAt 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,вЂќ Jacob said. вЂњWe have great marketing at the community level, but we really havenвЂ™t brought that all together.вЂќ Reaching an international market is a significant part of the TMD. вЂњThe 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,вЂќ said Chuck Davidson with VSLOC. вЂњThere is a strategy with us working closely with Visit California on how to get those individuals hereвЂ” co-op advertising with them, working closely with their international groups. There are a lot of opportunities that exist, unfortunately right now we just donвЂ™t have the funds to participate in those types of things.вЂќ Pismo Beach is the first city in the county to consider the TMD. There are more than 30 tourism marketing districts throughout California. вњ¤ Prices Are Born Here And Raised Elsewhere Good Through September 2014 unity. Comm e h t o t o i d a R k ing Bac Bring 100% listener/communitysupported shows from local residents food & wine pharmacology pets business council recovery community calendar astrology health & fitness music interviews 805-772-1314 Business Office | 805-772-2037 Listener Line EsteroBayRadio.org The largest inventory on the Central Coast! Locally owned and operated for over 20 years. 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It is the community sitting down together to share a meal.вЂќ There are an estimated 3,800 people in San Luis Obispo County without permanent housingвЂ”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 countyвЂ™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 nursesвЂ™ 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.вЂќ The 5Cities Homeless Photo by www.PhotoByVivian.com 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 вЂњWe 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,вЂќ Nichols continues to serve that population. said. вЂњHer husband is disabled and not вЂњThis event is underwriting a lot of receiving assistance at this time. They our programs,вЂќ Nichols said. вЂњWe do have four kids. She didnвЂ™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 didnвЂ™t have any food. She didnвЂ™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 donвЂ™t have a service center yet, we family.вЂќ are trying to coordinate services as That help often comes in the form best we can and make sure there isnвЂ™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. вЂњWe have the lowest rate of multiunit housing in the nation,вЂќ she said. вЂњWe 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 shouldnвЂ™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.вЂќ The 5Cities Homeless Coalition is not giving up on their plans to open the day use one-stop center. вЂњWe are continuing to look at that,вЂќ Nichols said. вЂњWe do have a couple of properties that we have identified, but it is a jigsaw puzzle.вЂќ For more information or to make a donation, visit www.5chc.org. вњ¤ 32 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў Coast News Exclusive Event Sponsor: Platinum Sponsor: S. Brett Whitaker LETTERS Measure H-14 TechPitch is a competition designed for technology-related startups that are ready for angel or venture capital funding. Six selected companies will pitch their business ideas to a panel of industry experts and investors. To attend, please visit: TechPitch.org Event & Ticket Details: When: Wednesday, October 22, 5-8 pm Where: Alex Madonna Expo Center (SLO) Tickets: $35/Person, $250/Table for Eight, $15/Student Keynote Speaker: Doug Hutcheson Former CEO of Leap Wireless (acquired by AT&T in 2014) вЂњ This competition is probably the best local forum to broadcast your innovation or idea to the community and beyond.вЂќ - Paul Webber 2013 TechPitch Winner Attend TechPitch to: В» WATCH В» LEARN В» VOTE tech startups pitch their ideas to a panel of investors and industry experts, similar to the TV show, вЂњShark TankвЂќ. from keynote presenter, Doug Hutcheson. for your favorite company to win the вЂњAudience Choice AwardвЂќ! TechPitch is a collaborative event brought to you by: CAL POLY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR INNOVATION 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 Blake for council, and Kevin Kreowski for mayor. Effie McDermott Pismo Beach WritersвЂ™ 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 WritersвЂ™ Conference. IвЂ™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 CollegeвЂ™s Community ProgramsвЂ™ CCWC team and the SLO Library Foundation worked together and in unison with Anne Perry and Victoria Zackheim to technologically beam in Ms. PerryвЂ™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. Judy Salamacha, CCWC Director 2010-2014 Be Kind, Share the Road 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 вЂ” car drivers or bike drivers вЂ” are just people. We donвЂ™t have to think that itвЂ™s вЂњUs vs. Them.вЂќ ItвЂ™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 road and obey the laws. People in cars, please recognize that virtually every person you see on a bicycle also drives a car and pays road taxes. One thing, though, that I think about when I drive my bicycle is that if a person in a car leans over to change the radio station and runs into me, three things are going to happen вЂ“ 1. The person in the car is going to live; 2. I will probably die; and 3. The person in the car will be fined $275. ThatвЂ™s what the California Legislature and our justice system think my life is worth when I drive a bicycle. In the words of our friend Pogo, quoting Ian Maclaren, вЂњBe kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.вЂќ Robert Fuller Davis, Past President, San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club CHALLENGING CHILDREN: ADD, ADHD, Autism & Other Delays What If Different Is Different and Not Wrong? s7HATISYOURCHILDSBEHAVIORCOMMUNICATING s7HATARETHEIRBRAINANDEMOTIONALRESPONSESTELLINGYOU s,EARNTHEIRSIGNALSANDTHESTRATEGIESTOTHRIVE Free Workshop For Parents and Caregivers 7EDNESDAY/CTOBERnPM 3ANTA,UCIA"IRTH#ENTER3(IGUERA3TREET3,/ RSVP:3ANDE2UTSTEINSRUTSTEIN SBCGLOBALNET *ULIE.EVISON*ULIE.EVISON YAHOOCOM Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration CIE This ad space was generously donated by: Graphic design donated by: Tolosa Press вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў 33 In the Black Work-Life Balance вЂ” Can It Really Work? By Michael Gunther I recently discovered an article in Human Resource Management Journal entitled, вЂњExplaining Organizational Responsiveness to Work-Life Balance Issues,вЂќ 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 вЂњcost strategyвЂќ organizations or вЂњproduct strategyвЂќ organizations. Cost strategy firms focus on cost reductions as their main business strategy; as in вЂњHow can you get higher utilization and production at the lowest cost?вЂќ 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 organizationвЂ™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 didnвЂ™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. BUY 1 Breakfast or Lunch GET 1 FREE!! SomethingвЂ™s Cooking AMERICAN & FOREIGN CUISINE SINCE 1982 Regular menu only, of equal or lesser value. With 2 beverage purchase. Dine in only. Not valid on senior meals or with other discount offers. Sandee Helow 805.772.0492 [email protected] | P.O. Box 1135, 888 Napa Street, Morro Bay Bottom Line As a leadership team, it is not enough just to have a work-life balance philosophy or programs. If the leadership of the organization doesnвЂ™t truly support or apply these concepts themselves, the value of these programs in terms of benefiting the bottom line and the overall company will fall to the way side. D This is another article in a series on Michael GuntherвЂ™s entrepreneurial story and how being raised in a large family and his belief in creating a growth company with a work-to-live mentality has influenced his career. To read the previous articles in this series, visit his blog at www.Collaborationllc.com. Gunther is founder and president of Collaboration, LLC, a team of highly-skilled business professionals dedicated to assisting proactive business owners to build profitable, sustainable businesses through results-oriented education and consulting services. Learn more at: www.Collaboration-llc. com. GuntherвЂ™s column is a regular feature of Tolosa Press. s вЂ™ l r i G The t an Restaur 7 Days a Week вЂў 7amвЂ“2pm Avenue вЂўAArroyo Grande вЂў 805-473-1069 OPENand 7 DAYS WEEK! 7amвЂ“2:30pm 1237 Grand Avenue, Arroyo Grande 805-473-1069 34 вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў Tolosa Press In the Black SLO Noor Clinic Story and photos by Gareth Kelly I tвЂ™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. вЂњWhen 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 didnвЂ™t need such a thing. IвЂ™ve had this building rented but not open for over two years. ItвЂ™s been a long, tough road through a lot of red tape but itвЂ™s been worth it,вЂќ Dr. Nooristani said. The Noor Clinic provides medical services for anyone that doesnвЂ™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. вЂњWeвЂ™re a one-stop shop. WeвЂ™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,вЂќ 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, вЂњI donвЂ™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.вЂќ As with any non-profit, fundraising is a huge part of the process. One of the Noor ClinicвЂ™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 www.slonoorfoundation.org. вњ¤ Tolosa Press вЂў October 16 - 22, 2014 вЂў 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 вЂ” 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 вЂњexplosive trace detection equipment.вЂќ 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 вЂњCetacean Bio-Surveillance ProgramвЂќ 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 вЂ” a designated time to learn about the prevalence of domestic violence on the Central Coast, and the WomenвЂ™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 WomenвЂ™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 вЂњDia de Los Muertos вЂ“ A Celebration & ProcessionвЂќ 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 universityвЂ™s first career fair of the school year. вЂњThe economy is doing better based on the employer response from the career fair,вЂќ said Martin Shibata, director of the universityвЂ™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. вЂњThis year is a 17-percent increase from 2013 in terms of employers who are registered,вЂќ Shibata said. вЂњSo itвЂ™s really been 34% over the past two years. ThatвЂ™s a strong indication that employers are really engaged with Cal Poly.вЂќ 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 SheriffвЂ™s Department, D.A.вЂ™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 hotelвЂ™s three restaurants and nightclub. He says he aims to create, вЂњthe ultimate guest experience for those dining and staying at Granada.вЂќ вЂњOur vision,вЂќ Managing Partner Kimberly Walker said, вЂњhas 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.вЂќ Email business news and announcements for consideration to: frank@ tolosapress.com.