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Volume 9 • Issue 50 • September 4 - 10, 2014YOUR COMMUNITY IN YOUR HANDSSan Luis Obispo’s Mission Plaza lit up againlast Saturday for another summer concert.This time it was to support our furry friendsbeing cared for by the Woods HumaneSociety. Brews and Bites also featuresbreweries throughout the region. Photos byErin O’Donnel with more on page 41.Styrofoam ContainerBan ExaminedBy Camas FrankThe idea of banning Styrofoampacking was first proposed in SanLuis Obispo back in March, butwas brought back for a study sessionTuesday night ahead of the regularCity Council meeting, to let the Councildelve into the topic.At issue is whether or not the City canor should ban polystyrene containers.More commonly known as Styrofoam,the petroleum-based product posesa threat to sea life as it breaks downin the ecosystem. Not unlike plasticbags banned in SLO in 2012, the foamseparates into non-biodegradabledebris that migrate into the food chain.Bans on the packaging materialpopularly used in restaurant takeoutcontainers have gained tractionnationwide. In March a group of localsshowed up at meetings throughoutSLO County asking the Central Coast tofollow suit.A list of the cities and links to theirordinances is available online at:www.cawrecycles.org/issues/plastic_campaign/polystyrene/local.In a report, City staff developed fourideas for possible bans. They vary indegree with the first targeting food andSee Styrofoam, page 4Conflicts Abound butInterests are Mutu alBy Camas FrankSan Luis Obispo City Councilman,John Ashbaugh, wishes localresidents would pay as muchattention to the topic of an Aug. 19 CityCouncil vote, as they have to whether ornot he should have taken part.As the SLO City News reportedlast week, a vote to take the firststep in overruling the Airport LandUse Commission and expandingdevelopment allowed in the southernportion of the City was complicatedby unresolved policy changes bythe California Fair Political PracticeCommission (FPPC).Councilman Dan Carpenter andCouncilwoman Kathy Smith bothrecused themselves under FPPCguidelines issued in June thatbroadened the scope of conflict ofinterest judgments.Ashbaugh, although the subject of aprevious FPPC ruling that he cannotparticipate in the section of the LandUse and Circulation Element Updatethat affected his home near BishopsPeak, decided not to step aside indiscussion around the airport.City Attorney Christine Dietrick saidshe had been working with the FPPCSee Conflicts, page 4SLO FireKnowsTheir StuffLike thePostOffice?Say SoFlagLoweredfor LeaderCourageon theCoastMoneyManagersWantedpage 3 page 5 page 6page 40 page 42


2 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • SLO City NewsTable ofContentsPolice Blotter ......................... 7Good to be King .................... 9Fire Department Hones Skills .......... 3Postal Workers Ask for Support ...... 5Flags at Half Mast .......................... 6Artist Wanted ................................ 8Late-Start Classes at Cuesta ............ 8Lifestyle ................................... 10-15Visitorʼs Guide .........................16-20Inspired Home Expo .................21-28805-Sound...............................29-33Entertainment ..........................34-37Dinner and a Movie ..................... 38Morro Bay Business Listing ........... 39Dutch Courage ............................ 40Brews and Bites ........................... 41Measure G Jobs Open ................. 42Mission Prep Football ................... 43Time With Your Team ................... 44Morro Bay Chamber .................... 45Veg This Way .............................. 46Biz Briefs ..................................... 47Prices Are Born HereAnd Raised ElsewhereBret Colhouerpublisherbret@tolosapress.comNeil Farrellmanaging editorThe Bay Newsneil@tolosapress.comTheresa-Marie Wilsonmanaging editorThe Coast Newst@tolosapress.comCamas Franksection editorSLO City Newsfrank@tolosapress.comPaul Winninghoffsports reportersports@tolosapress.comGareth Kellybusiness / lifestyle reportergareth@tolosapress.comChristy Serpaart directorJim Bennettgraphic designerJulia Lombardgraphic designerKathrene Tiffincopy editorKaila Lugoadministrative assistantPadma Mohanmarketing coordinatorADVERTISINGDave Diazinternet, text & loyalty marketingDana McGrawsales managerdana@tolosapress.comZorina Riccisenior advertising executiveSEO specialistz@tolosapress.comCarrie Vickermancarrie@tolosapress.comThe largest inventoryon the Central Coast!Locally owned and operatedfor over 20 years.The big yellow building acrossfrom Smart & Final.252 Higuera St, San Luis ObispoCall Us: 544-9259 or 541-8473CONTRIBUTING WRITERS &PHOTOGRAPHERSTeri BayusMichael GuntherKing HarrisVivian KrugEvanne MingoriBetsey NashSLO NightwritersRay AmblerRuth Anne AngusAmy JosephCarrie JaymesErin O’DonnellThis is a publication of Tolosa Press, Inc., Copyright2007–2014 all rights reserved. One free copyper person. Additional copies can be obtained atour offices 615 Clarion Court, #2, San Luis Obispo,CA, 93401. Tolosa Press makes every reasonable effortto ensure the accuracy of its contents. Pleasenotify us if information is incorrect.phone (805) 543-6397fax (805) 543-3698615 Clarion Ct., #2, San Luis Obispo,CA 93401www.tolosapress.comCall 543-NEWS


Fire Department Hones SkillsSLO City News • September 4 - 10, 2014 • 3NEWSThe San Luis Obispo FireDepartment last week followedup on its participation with thepolice department’s active shootertraining exercise at the high school withtwo days of exercises of its own.On Aug. 26 and 27, SLOFD’s crewspracticed forced entries using rescuedummies and staged in a donatedhome. Smoke machines simulated fireconditions, so as to not waste water.Due to the ongoing drought, adepartment spokesman said, nothingwas actually “torched” this time,reducing risk of unintentional fires, aswell as saving water.Pollution permitting restrictions alsoplayed a role in the decision not to burnthe house. Since nothing was actuallyon fire, the training was modified topractice “venting procedures andpressurized hose team exercises.”On Tuesday when these photos weretaken, crews rotated through the site in4-5 hour slots working from 10 a.m. to 3p.m. SLO Fire Station 1 crews did someroof venting practice in the morning toallow engine companies drill time inthe afternoon.The very hands-on events wereconducted at 215 Bridge St., in theSouthern Hills of town that wasdonated for the purpose through a dealwith a local contractor, Robbin Reed,Inc. The area is slated for developmentinto homes called the Terraza ModernLiving Estates. The Terraza Livinggroup is slated to break ground on thedevelopment this fall. Photos courtesyof Robbin Reed, Inc. ✤SOCIAL MEDIAfor Business & Non-Profit ClassesI Can Help You Find theHome of Your Dreams Too!Tips for using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,YouTube, Pinterest, Blogging & Review SitesSept 15... Cuesta College San Luis CampusSept 18... Hancock, Santa Maria CampusSept 30... Hancock, Paso Robles CampusSign up at www.teribayus.comTeri Bayus, InstructorJUST SOLD!Wonderful open floor plan home onalmost 5 acres! This is the home thatdreams are made of. Nestled into abeautiful parcel of land, this lovely 1800sq. ft. home has a beautiful great roomviews views! Cook’s kitchen is open togreat room to enjoy entertaining to itsfullest. Separate decks and porchesprovide several different areas toretreat and there is a separate buildingbut possibilities are endless...Let me help you buy orsell your home today!CallLeslie!528-2020Leslie L. Lee, Broker, CRS, GRIMorro Bay Realty/San Luis Obispo Co.Properties/Western Heritage805.528.2020 / 805.459.7670License #01218232


4 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • SLO City NewsCOMMUNITY50% OFF1st Month’s RentGood Through September 2014Styrofoam, from page 1degree with the first targeting food anddrink containers and the fourth evengoing after foam ice chests and toys.While many area restaurants havevoluntarily switched to more ecofriendlycontainers, some Styrofoamuses persist due to the superiorinsulation or storage offered by thematerial.Restaurants also have issues withcosts or a lack of alternatives that willdo the same job in specialty operations.Using the term “expandedpolystyrene” or “EPS” interchangeablywith the trademark, Styrofoam,the City looked at the 80 Californiacommunities that ban the sale of thematerial and did some poking aroundof its own through available research.“Most agencies,” the staff reported,“cite in their ordinances theenvironmental and potential healtheffects of EPS as a basis for regulation.EPS is made of non-renewablepetroleum products and manufacturedwith a monomer called Styrene, whichmay have adverse effects on humanhealth. EPS food and drink containershave been shown to leach thispotentially carcinogenic chemical intofood and drinks when heated or whencoming into contact with hot foods.”If the City does pursue a ban, thematerial’s use in restaurants and onsale in local stores, would be in line withthe “SLO Climate Action Plan,” whichmakes it a priority that the City divertwaste from the landfill where possible.The report notes that the City, “doesnot currently have data on the amountof EPS present in our storm drains orcreeks, but can consider some methodsof documentation during the next CreekDay.” ✤HELPWANTEDWE NEED A STYLISTWHO KNOWS THEIR STUFF.Conflicts, from page 1for nearly three months to get clearadvice on how the new guidelines wouldaffect a City in SLO’s position. As well,she contacted the League of CaliforniaCities to raise the issue of how generalplan updates, affecting large areas ofthe community and in which a majorityof council members have property,should be treated.“To be honest,” she said. “I don’t thinkvery many cities would have thought toask. They would have assumed that therules were essentially the same. We’rein this position because we asked theFPPC out of thoroughness and caution.”Never-the-less, the City Clerk’s Officewas contacted last Wednesday morningby the FPPC’s Enforcement Divisionto evaluate a complaint filed againstAshbaugh.“There’s a misinterpretation of theFPPC’s ruling behind that,” Ashbaughsaid. “I have one property, on theother side of the City, my home. I haveabsolutely no foreseeable financialissues around the airport. It wouldhave been an abandonment of myresponsibilities as a city official to stepaside from the entire LUCE process.”He added that the only involvementthat residents in his neighborhood havewith the airport is that they occasionallysee, but don’t hear, the planes.“The real issue here,” Ashbaugh said,“is that an appointed body [the AirportLand Use Commission] is trying tohamstring the City’s ability to controlour own borders and neighborhoods.What you saw on Tuesday was the threeof us [Mayor Jan Marx, CouncilwomanCarlyn Christianson, and Ashbaugh]speaking very passionately with onevoice.”To finalize it’s overruling of theCommission at a future date, it wasthought that the City needed a fourfifthsvote of the Council, which wouldrequire the presence of either Carpenteror Smith.However, Dietrick has cited a 1992Attorney General’s opinion that if threeof four or all three members presentvote to overrule the Airport Land UseCommission, then the a two-thirdsmajority of the (three person) quorumrule is satisfied.Making matters slightly simpler inthe future, the FPPC has returned goodnews from the City’s point of view,concluding that Smith does not haveany conflict and may also participate inthe airport area decisions.While City planners have been quiteblatant that the desire to overturn theCommission’s judgment stems fromplans to increase development densityand annex properties near the airport,they must still justify the change to theCalifornia Division of Aeronautics.One of the several fatal crashesto take place in the safety zone theCommission has enforced since the1970s happened on the San Luis Ranchproperty. Formerly called the “Dalidioproperty,” the current owner would liketo increase residential density on a new,proposed development project. ✤BEARD NOT REQUIRED. APPLY AT1351 MONTEREY STREETSAN LUIS OBISPO805.783.2887CLIPPERSBARBER.COMMorro Bay TransitCall-A-RideCurb to Curb Transitfor EveryoneLet Morro Bay Transit do the drivingso you don’t have to.Monday–Friday6:25am–6:45pmSaturday8:25am–4:25pmCall 772-2744 between8–10am to schedule a ridemorro-bay.ca.us/transitwe’re onfacebook.now you can view ourpapers every wednesday!reminder:If you’re in a photo,make sure to tag yourself!


Postal Workers Asking For Support AgainBy Camas FrankSLO City News • September 4 - 10, 2014 • 5NEWSThe National Associationof Letter Carriers (NALC)is working all of its localconnections, which to the publicmeans Postal Service employeesthat deliver 6-days a week, seekingsome activism in their defense.A letter from NALC President,Fredric V. Rolando, said, “WhenCongress returns from recess onSept. 9, it will be business as usual,which means more proposals toreduce jobs and services at USPS.”What he’s referring to is aproposal by Postmaster General,Pat Donahoe, to close or consolidateup to 82 mail processing facilitiesand eliminate up to 15,000 jobs inthe 2015 fiscal year.NALC Branch No. 52 CaliforniaCentral Coast representative, JoeGibson, was able to secure somesupport from the SLO City Councilwith a Resolution back in February,but now the organization is reachingout to citizens to lobby other electedofficials.Gibson is asking SLO residents toget in touch with CongresswomanLois Capps and encourage her tojoin a, “‘Dear Colleague’ letter toHouse appropriators, urging themto preserve First Class mail deliverystandards by implementing a oneyearmoratorium on closures, whileCongress considers comprehensivepostal reform.”Reps. David Joyce (R-Ohio),Ron Kind (D-Wisconsin), PeterKing (R-New York), Peter DeFazio(D-Oregon), Frank LoBiondo (R-NY), Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia),Michael Grimm (R-NY),Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NewMexico), Michael Fitzpatrick(R-Pennsylvania) and MattCartwright (D-Penn.) are circulatingthe letter.They’re also backing H.R. 711, abill that calls on Congress, “to takeall appropriate measures to ensurecontinuation of door deliveryfor all business and residentialcustomers.”In asking for the public’s help,Gibson wrote, “I have beenpersonally lobbying Rep. Capps’office for the past week, but herstaff has not confirmed with me yetthat she is on this letter. Lois needsto hear from you, her constituentson this issue. We don’t have to cutservice and eliminate jobs to savethe Postal Service.”Capps’ office could not bereached for comment. However, asimilar letter backing the one-yearmoratorium had gained signaturesfrom half of the Senate by mid–August, including both CaliforniaSenators.The postal system has facedcriticism for two decades as beingunprofitable in the face of emailand modern communications.However, most business analystsplace its funding woes at the feetof the “Postal Accountability andEnhancement Act of 2006” aCongressional mandate to pre-fundhealthcare benefits for 75 yearsof future retirees over a 10-yearperiod, which the CongressionalBudget Office estimated to be a $5.5billion a year liability.While many companies andmunicipalities, including SLO, haveworries over pension liabilities, noother federal agency has ever facedthis requirement. ✤


6 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • SLO City NewsNEWSFlags at Half Mast for Local LeaderAnyone wondering why flagswere flying at half-staff at theSan Luis Obispo City Hall onFriday, Aug. 22, may not have heardthe news of the death of Jesse Norris.The flags were lowered at the requestof Mayor Jan Marx, but Norris wasmost well known among the previousgeneration of City leaders. FormerMayor Dave Romero said he wouldmiss many things about his friend ofmore than 40 years.Norris served on the City Councilfrom 1973 to 1977 and was a DeputyCounty Superintendent of Schools. Hedied in Morro Bay,Aug. 17 at the age of83.His passingaboard his yachtwas fitting for a manwho grew up neverseeing an ocean inMissouri, then spentthe rest of his lifetrying to be near thewater. After joiningthe Coast Guardduring the KoreanWar, he developedstrong ties with SanLuis Obispo andeventually movedback to the area after working inNorthern California.Some of his projects during 20 yearsat the school district include developingthe Regional Occupation Programand Rancho El Chorro, an outdooreducation facility, as well as a marinescience learning center at PiedrasBlancas.Along with hisservice on theCity Council, heheld a long list ofpositions with localorganizations andwas a member ofboth the CaliforniaMen’s ColonyAdvisory Committeeand Mid-State FairBoard of Directors.He also servedas advisor forthe AchievementHouse, the Women’sShelter, and localUnited Way.That was all in addition to work withthe Rotary Club and running his threehotels — the Sands Inn and Suites onMonterey Street, The Campus Motelat Santa Rosa and Olive, and the BestWestern El Rancho in Morro Bay.Norris is survived by his wife,Delia, and her children, Dan, Loretta,Lorraine, and Frank. ✤Let us dothe cleaning...so youdon’thave to!Two AffordableRooms. Each IncludesAmenities.in BEAUTIFUL MORRO BAY!Room, Food & UtilitiesAll for $650/MonthDusty LadyCleanersWe offer competitive ratesfor all types of cleaning,including: www.DUSTYLADYCLEANERS.com805/234/6326Contact Ellen for more details.(805) 748-2088Estero BayRepublicanWomenFederatedThe View Restaurant @ Morro Bay Golf Course201 State Park Road, Morro Bay, CACall Gayle for Reservations (805) 772-2841 by Sept. 10, 2014 Your reservation is your commitment to payAll Republicans are welcome


Tolosa Press • September 4 - 10, 2014 • 7POLICE BLOTTERAvila Beach• Aug. 24: Deputies went on foot patrolat 9:36 a.m., walkin’ the wall in the 300block of Front St. No beach bums orbunnies were harmed in the endeavor.Cambria• Aug. 27: A citizen called at 12:23 p.m.to report suspected criminal activityin the 2200 block of Yorkshire. Logsindicated the dirty deed was over whenthey arrived at 12:32 a.m.• Aug. 26: Deputies were asked tocheck the welfare of someone in the2700 block of Marlborough at 9:22 a.m.When they arrived at 10:26 a.m. thecaller apparently said forget it he’s longgone.Cayucos• Aug. 23: A home was burgled in thefirst block of 21 st and a crime report washeaped into someone’s In Box.• Aug. 23: A disturbance of the peacewas reported at 10:34 a.m. in the 3400block of Studio Dr., and deputiesremoved the problem.• Aug. 25: Deputies got a report at4:08 a.m. of indecent exposure at 3 rd andPacific. According to logs they arrestedsome apparently nasty wanker.County Jail• Aug. 23: A crime report was startedfor some undisclosed, boneheadedshenanigans in the lock up.• Aug. 24: Another inmate wasarrested for a new crime apparentlycommitted in the County cooler, a caseof stupid is as stupid does Forest.• Aug. 25: The crime lab was busy at itagain, taking nine new piddle tests Aug.24 and 19 the 25 th , as the crackdown inthe hoosegow continues.Los Osos• Aug. 24: Deputies were called at8:27 a.m. to a family feud in the 1600block of Farrell, where an arrest wasmade. At 8:40 someone reportedly lostsomething that apparently was reallystolen at LOVR and Palisades. And at8:41, someone in the 400 block of Rosinareported vandalism, as the scandalouscrime wave continues unabated.Morro Bay• Aug. 25: Police contacted asuspicious woman at 6:36 a.m. in the1000 block of Quintana. Logs indicatedthe 32-year-old wastrel was allegedlyunder the influence of drugs and went tothe County detox center.• Aug. 25: A high school student wascaught with a knife at school and wasculled from the herd and hauled off tokiddie jail.• Aug. 25: A man reported his 16-yearolddaughter as missing. Officers foundthe little impudent enchilada hangingwith her saucy friends at Taco Bell.• Aug. 27: Someone found two fishingpoles at the launch ramp and cast themover to the police. Someone also founda cell phone in the 300 block of Island.• Aug. 28: A man walked into thepolice station to report that he’d lost hisbicycle. Police arrested him for allegedlybeing thick as a tick in public and he waspedaled off to the hoosegow.• Aug. 29: One of San Luis ObispoPD’s regular homeless customers wascausing a ruckus at 5:07 p.m. in the 700block of Harbor. The 51-year-old swizzlestick was hauled to the gaol for beingtoasted in public.• Aug. 31: Police contacted somemiscreant out at 12:30 a.m. at anundisclosed location and logs indicatedthey confiscated an unnamed item andwould have his or her proud parentspick it up.• Aug. 31: Police responded at 4:36p.m. to a fight in the 1000 block ofQuintana. It was a battery between“blood relatives.”• Aug. 31: Someone reportedly had hisor her car stolen from the 1100 block ofEmbarcadero. Police reportedly have noleads in the case, also called clue-less.SLO County• Aug. 20: Sheriff’s logs document a“confidential crime report,” apparentlyat a super secret location in the County,possibly involving some super nefariousactivity, no doubt by a well known publicofficial, because if it was Joe Sixpack,they’d sing it from the mountain.Pismo Beach• Aug. 27: Police were on the lookoutfor two kitchen mats that were takenfrom behind Konfusion restaurant.• Aug. 27: A homeless person sleepingby the swing set where children wereplaying at Ira Lease Park was given theboot.• Aug. 27: Two couples got into a spatover a table at Hoagies. One of them wasthrowing stuff in front of the place.• Aug. 27: Police were unable to locatea man walking with an open Bud Light bythe Kon Tiki Inn proving that Bud reallywas for him. In other open containernews, a group of people behind the pierparking lot were advised to toss out theirlibations.• Aug. 26: Police were called to checkon three suspicious kids at the AddieStreet parking lot who were up to nogood. While talking to the rascals, ananonymous call came in reportingthat the officers should look behind ashipping container where the scallywagslast were. The caller also said he couldhear the “water bubbling while theywere smoking a bong and could hearthem coughing,” a case of have bong willtravel.• Aug. 23: A woman who hadparticipated in an organized run neededassistance getting off the beach, butrefused medical aid. State Parks came tothe rescue.• Aug. 23: A caller reported a louse ofa boyfriend pushed her to the groundon James Way and she was bleeding.Somehow a raccoon that was in custodywas released at the same time near anaccess road when police responded.• Aug. 23: Raccoons were causingtrouble again. A rabid baby bandit thatwas foaming at the mouth was reportedon the 600 block of Shamrock.• Aug. 23: Some upstanding chapin the Sea Venture parking lot, whoappeared sloshed, drove away and threwbeer cans at the caller.• Aug. 23: A man on the 500 block ofCypress reportedly grabbed a womanand dragged her and then they startedarguing. They claimed to be havinga discussion, which, oddly, doesn’ttypically involve dragging someone.• Aug. 23: A drunken man in frontof Hot Shots was yelling at a womanand punching the windows of a car. Hewas wearing a shirt that fittingly said,“Explosive” on it. He was arrested forbeing bombed.• Aug. 23: Police were unable to locatesix people at the end of the pier smokinga bong as a sneak-a-toke is so ‘90s.• Aug. 23: A possibly hammeredwoman walking by Splash Caféannounced plans to make a splash byjumping off the pier. She told police thatshe wouldn’t be doing it after all.San Luis Obispo• Aug. 28: A woman called at 1:57 a.m.and said as she was going through theCalifornia and Foothill intersection,some hooligan threw an egg at her car,which is so ‘70s.• Aug. 28: A woman called at 4:23 a.m.from the 2100 block of Florence andsaid she’d just gotten home and founda man in her garage, and the suspectapparently ran off. To which her momwill no doubt ask, “Where were you ‘til 4in the morning?”• Aug. 27: Police were called at 8:15a.m. to Burger King on Madonnabecause a transient man was out frontyelling at himself, no doubt not having ithis way either.• Aug. 27: A citizen at the bus stopat Osos and Palm called at 8:26 a.m.to report that a woman was smokingand when he or she confronted her, thewoman told her to bugger off, then shegot on a bus, as confrontation once againproves pointless. Then at 9:35, someonein the 200 block of Madonna reportedthree men drinking at that bus stop.And finally, at 9:41, in the 3200 block ofHiguera, someone reported a man andwoman camping in a bus shelter.• Aug. 27: A dump truck took adump at 11:30 a.m. in the 600 block ofCalifornia and was blocking traffic.• Aug. 27: A disturbance was reportedat 3:04 p.m. on the second floor of theCounty Government Center at Montereyand Santa Rosa, in the Tax Assessor’sOffice, care to guess what that might beabout?• Aug. 27: Police were called at 7:19p.m. to the 800 block of Higuera at theBath & Body Works store to get rid of acouple of pushy beggars boggling theircustomers. Then at 9 p.m. they were offto the 4100 block of Higuera to radiostation KCBX to deal with a transientman refusing to leave the deluxeaccommodations of their dumpster.• Aug. 27: Someone reported a manand wife having a row at 11:45 p.m.at the top of the stairs to DowntownCinemas. She was apparently well oiledand he took her home, remember, forbetter or worse…• Aug. 27: At 5:15 a.m. someone in the3900 block of Broad called to report atransient man was asleep by the frontdoor and apparently upsetting thedelicate balance at Equilibrium Fitness.• Aug. 26: A citizen asked for policeinteraction at 8 a.m. in the 2000 blockof Broad after they’d interacted atEtna Interactive with a transient mansleeping on their patio. And at 8:03a.m. someone reported a man sitting ona bench in Mitchell Park drinking thebreakfast of champions.• Aug. 26: Someone at the Osos andPalm bus stop called at 1:28 p.m. toreport two dudes rolling joints andsmoking the evil weed. One of thestoners, age 29, had a warrant and wentto the County buzz kill.• Aug. 26: Someone called at 4:12 p.m.from San Luis and Johnson because aPrius was stalled and blocking traffic, noword on whether it ran out of gas.• Aug. 26: A citizen in the 500 blockof Hill called at 6:47 p.m. to reporta neighboring house was a “collegehouse,” his first clue being six drunkenidiots up on the roof.• Aug. 26: A woman called at 12:34a.m. from the 600 block of Chorroand said she’d just broken up with herboyfriend and so now he’s trespassing.• Aug. 25: A citizen called police at 10:11a.m. from the 1600 block of Dalidio andsaid he’d gone to a house there to speakto the resident about a dog attack andwas knocked to the ground and jumpedon. A 42-year-old ruffian was arrestedfor suspicion of battery, as apparentlymore than one vicious dog lives there.• Aug. 25: Police were called at 12:07p.m. to Mission Chevron at Higuera andMarsh after a transient woman urinatedon the side of the building, no doubtmarking her territory.• Aug. 25: Someone called at 4 p.m.from Fixlini and Ella to snitch out twowomen who were standing on the cornerletting their children ride scooters in thestreet! Oh the horror!! The humanity!!!• Aug. 25: Someone called at 5 p.m.to report four transient men smoking inMeadow Park. Riddle me this Batman…How does a homeless person avoidbreaking the “No Outdoor Smoking”ban?• Aug. 25: Someone called at 5:30 p.m.from the 3900 block of Higuera at TacoRico and said a transient man had beensitting at the outdoor tables for 10 hours,no doubt a new record for this vicinity.• Aug. 25: Someone in the 3300 blockof Broad asked for police help to findhis or her 75-year-old father who’dwandered off drunk about an hourbefore.• Aug. 25: Police got a report at 6:15p.m. from the nearly empty Laguna Lakethat a man by the boat launch dressedonly in his underwear was talking tohimself. The 36-year-old pant-lessfellow was hauled to the nick for beingspanked.• Aug. 25: Some fool called at 11:24p.m. from a payphone in the 700 blockof Marsh demanding to speak to anofficer because he’d just gotten kickedout of a bar.• Aug. 22: Police got a call at noon ofan Asian woman inside Foster Freezeyelling racial obscenities at people. The77-year-old potty mouth mama san wastossed to the gaol for disturbing thepeace. ✤


8 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • SLO City NewsCOMMUNITYThe San Luis Obispo Museumof Art is seeking artists for theCraftArt Market, an annualoffering of, “unique, lovingly madelocal art and fine craft.” This year’smarket will be open from November 20to December 31, 2014 in the Museum’sNybak Wing, which will be transformedinto a high-end art gallery boutique,80 5 soundfind your beatArtist Wantedsporting, “a cache of treasures for theholidays.” All Museum of Art membersare eligible to apply by September 30 at5 p.m.High quality jewelry, handbags,scarves, home décor, ceramics, holidayornaments, glass, small-scale photos,prints, or painting, folk art, and otherhandmade fine craft items are desired.New talentand exciting,fresh design areencouraged.The CraftArtMarket is theperfect showcaseto sell handmadefine craft itemsfor the holidays.Entry formscan be foundonline at www.sloma.org, andhard copies canbe obtained inperson at theMuseum’s frontdesk.The San LuisObispo Museum of Art, dedicatedto the education, presentation andpreservation of the visual arts on theCentral Coast, is located at 1010 BroadStreet, on the west end of MissionPlaza. Hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.Free admission, donations appreciated.For more info visit SLOMA.org. ✤Late-StartClasses atCuestaIt’s too late to register for CuestaCollege’s regular fall semestercourses, but the school has anumber of late-start classes thatbegin Oct. 20 through Dec. 19.Students can register for thesecourses up until they begin. The9-week courses are being offeredon the Hwy 1 Campus, the NorthCounty Campus in Paso Robles,the South County Center at ArroyoGrande High and online. Coursesare available in architecture,biology, computer applications,English, sociology, and politicalscience, among others.“For those who cannot devotetime to a full semester, thesecourses are the perfect solution,”said Vice President of StudentServices Sandee McLaughlin. Latestart courses can be found on ClassFinder at: www.cuesta.edu byclicking the Advanced Search link.✤via deiColoriitalian ststrereetet paiaintntining festiv ivalsept SEPTEMBER ember 13 & 14 20141SLOSAN LUIS OBISPO MISSIONCALL FOR ARTISTSArtists of all ages are invitedto create large, colorful streetpaintings in chalkSPONSOR A STREETPAINTING SQUARE!PROMOTEyour business or organization. n.CELEBRATEyour family or a friend.FREE KIDS’ SQUARESwith the purchase of achalk box at the Festival!Via Dei Colori is co-presented by the SLO Children’s Museum andthe AIACCC (American Insitute of Architects Central Coast Chapter).Proceeds benefit arts education programs in local schools.For more information and to download a festival brochureand application, visit: www.viadeicolorislo.comcolorisloartists@gmail.com


Tolosa Press • September 4 - 10, 2014 • 9OPINIONSwingin’ SchoolGood to be KingBy King HarrisBack toschool timeis here,although I findit hard to believethose big yellowbusses thatlumber downZaca Lane whereKVEC is locatednow arrive inAugust insteadof September.That would havebeen considereda conspiracyway back in theday long beforesmart phonesand backpackswhen the kidstoted their books,their binders, orbriefcases which I preferred because itwas easy to hide a transistor radio, anearly communication device developedin the late fifties but forbidden in theclassroom. Actually almost anywhereif you liked to listen to or dance toTop 40 rock ‘n’roll music. Rhythmand blues showmen like Chuck Berry,whose “Roll Over Beethoven and TellTchaikovsky the News” heralded thefinal chord in classical compositionand touted a new form of dance musicwith a big beat that drove all parents,politicians, and educators absolutelynuts. There were a lot of songs writtenabout schools and school days: coolschools (be true to your school); schoolis out (can’t wait for summer), schoolis in (summer is over); school life (justgetting through it). If you want to knowwhat high school was like in the 50’s,other than watching the flick “TheBlackboard Jungle,” you could tune into Chuck Berry’s “School Days:”“Up in the mornin’ and out to school,the teacher is teachin’ the golden rule;American history and practical math,you studyin’ hard and hopin’ to pass;workin’ your fingers right down to thebone, and the guy behind you won’tleave you alone.Ring, ring goes the bell, the cook inthe lunch room’s ready to sell; you’relucky if you can find a seat, you’refortunate if you have time to eat; backin the classroom, open your books, peepup the teacher don’t know how meanshe looks. Soon as three o’clock rollsaround, you finally lay your burdendown; close up your books, get out ofyour seat, down the halls and into thestreet; up to the corner and ‘round thebend, right to the juke joint, you go in.Drop the coin right into the slot, yougotta hear somethin’ that’s really hot;with the one you love, you’re makin’romance, all daylong you beenwantin’ to dance,feeling the musicfrom head totoe, round andround and roundyou go. Hail, hailrock and roll,deliver me fromthe days of old,long live rockand roll, the beatof the drums,loud and bold,rock, rock, rockand roll, the feelin’is there, bodyand soul.” Wellexpressed, Chuck.There is onlyone artist I couldfind that wrote andproduced a song about school is out,and school is in three months later.Same intro, same beat, practically thesame tune. Gary U.S. Bonds in Juneof ’62: “A-one, a-two, a-one two threefour, no more books and studies, and Ican stay out late with my buddies, I cando the things that I want to do, ‘causeall my exams are through; I can rootfor the Yankees from the bleachers,and don’t have to worry ‘bout teachers,I’m so glad that school is out, I couldsing and shout! (School is out)Everybody’s gonna have some fun,(School is out) Everybody’s gonnajump and run, (School is out) Come onpeople don’t you be late, (School is out)I just got time to take my girl out ona date; school is out at last and I’m soglad I passed, so everybody come andgo with me! We’re gonna have a nightwith Daddy G! Go Daddy! That’s great!Let’s celebrate! With a little bit of soulnow! Oh yeah! The party’s here!”September ’62: “A-one, a-two,A-one, two, three, four, nowI’m so glad that school is innow I can see my old classmates again; Iworked and slaved the summer through,doing the things my mother told me todo; I washed the dishes and scrubbedthe floor, and taught the baby how tocount to four, I made the beds and cutthe grass, I’m glad that school is in at last(School is in) Don’t you know it, (Schoolis in) yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, (Schoolis in) don’t forget it, I’m a witness(School is in) Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah;Now vacation time has come to an endnow I got to get back to my studies again,and make the grades so I can pass, I’mglad that school s in at last; now youmay think I’m nutty and telling you lies,but I’m going out now to buy my schoolsupplies; this semester’s gonna be a gas‘cause school is in at last.”80 5 sound


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LifestyleHEALTH & FITNESSMORROTolosa Press •September 4 - 10, 2014 • 11Animals Help Make Us WholeBy Michele S JangTHE MAY FIRM Robert May isthe founder of The May Firm, aCentral Coast personal injury law firm,dedicated to protecting the right ofaccident injury victims–car accidents,dog bite injuries, wrongful deathclaims. Mr. May has won numerousawards for the results he has obtained on behalf of hisclients. Call 805-980-7758 for a free case consultation.297 Santa Rosa St., San Luis ObispoAT THE SAN LUIS OBISPOCOUNTY YMCA we arecommitted to meeting the needs ofparents by offering fun, enrichingcamps. Vacation camps provide asafe environment where youth participate in a variety ofexciting field trips & activities, and overall help developstronger, more confident young people. Sign-up forspring camp at www.sloymca.org or call 543-8235 formore information.REVIVE MD MEDICALGROUP specializes inMetabolic Medicine, Bio-Identical Hormone ReplacementTherapy, Medical Weight Loss, IV Nutrient Therapy,Acupuncture and Cosmetic Treatments. At ReviveMD we address the core of your issue and give youthe tools to achieve long-term health. Let our groupof physicians and medical professionals help you leada healthier lifestyle. “Looking young and feeling youngnever gets old!” 665 Main St, Morro Bay (805) 771-8478• revivemdmedicalgroup.comKRIS DILWORTH,FNP, CDE isa Family Nurse Practitioner, CertifiedDiabetes Educator, and CertifiedInsulin Pump & Sensor Trainer. Sheloves what she does, and makes it apoint to spend adequate time withpatients to teach and help problemsolvefor the many challenges ofdiabetes. Her goal is to keep you healthy! Call the officeof Roger Steele, MD, for appointments in San LuisObispo or Grover Beach. (805) 541-1671We all know the adage of Dogas being “Man’s best friend”,but did you know how manybenefits our beloved pets bring to ourhealth? Whether they are Companionanimals, Therapy animals, or our comfortingcat that loves to sit on our keyboardas we type, animals benefit ourhealth in a variety of ways.According to National Research forWomen and Families, “Over 71 millionAmerican households (62%) have apet, and most people think of their petsas members of the family. Some researchstudies have found that peoplewho have a pet have healthier hearts;stay home sick less often, make fewervisits to the doctor, get more exercise,and are less depressed. 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12 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • Tolosa PressWhat sunshinehumanity.Joseph AddisonweeklyLifestylerecipeAndrea’s VegetarianSpaghetti SauceINGREDIENTS:805 541 5800to schedule an AppointmentNEW PATIENTS WELCOME!1 large onion, diced5 cloves garlic, diced3 ribs celery, diced (optional)1 lb. mushrooms, sliced (if your kids don’t like these, dice them)2 lbs. zucchini squash, diced3 15 oz. cans tomato sauce1 12 oz. can tomato paste1 28 oz. can tomatoes, diced in juice1 cup water1⁄2 cup red wine1 Tablespoon sugar1 Tablespoon dried oregano1 teaspoon dried thyme3 bay leaves1 teaspoon dried basil (sub fresh)1 teaspoon fennel seed1⁄2 teaspoon pepper1⁄4 cup dried parsley (sub fresh)ryanrossdds.com Call today foran appointmentSLO Wellness Center1428 Phillips Lane #300San Luis ObispoSLOLAC.com805.543.8688DIRECTIONS:1. In a large stockpot, cook onion, garlic and celery in olive oil until soft, about 5minutes. Add cans of tomatoes.2. Add spices, water and wine. Add mushrooms and zucchini. Let sauce simmer onlow 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. This makes a huge amount. Freeze leftovers inmeal size containers.3. Serve over whole wheat pasta or spaghetti squash.


When you think of famouslandscape photographers,names like Ansel Adams,Peter Lik and Alex Boyd come to mind.However, here in California, morespecifically the Central Coast,Amy Joseph of Central Coast pictures isundeniably one of the best. From strikingbeach sunsets and glorious images ofrolling countryside, Joseph’s stunningimages show the very best of the beautyin which we live.Raised in Arroyo Grande California,she lived for the warmth and beauty of theheavenly beaches and riding her horsesall over the oak studded mountains off227.As a young girl Joseph spent manyhours with her grandmother FrancesHolmes, who was a talented local artist.All dayplayyards!Creekside PetBoarding.comWeDoggieDaycareOPEN 365 DAYS PER YEAR1298 Noyes Road, Arroyo Grande(805) 481~7711LifestyleSublime ShutterbugBy Carrie JaymesHer grandmotherhad a way ofdescribing beautyin nature thatsomehow sparkedsomething withinAmy to see thingsdifferently.“I rememberdriving homefrom San Luis oneafternoon withmy grandma”,explains Joseph,“we were driving down highway 227 afterdinner and my grandmother says to me,look at the clouds Amy, look at that.I thought to myself, I didn’t know whatshe wanted me to look at, I just sawclouds. She taught me to look at thingsdifferently, she would tell me everythingbeautiful about everything you see. Itwasn’t about what you see but what youcan see”, said Joseph.Joseph also credits a lot of her recentlearning and expanding knowledge tofellow photographer Lance Kinney. “Hehas been a mentor for me” says Joseph.Joseph shows her work at many placeson the Central Coast. The Lance KinneyGallery, Atascadero Fitness and she is aregular at Kelsey See Canyon Winery.Her prints sell all over the countryand with over 7,000 Facebook likesand growing, it’s easy to see why. Amyjust finished work on a annual calendarfundraiser for expert Central Coast kiteboarderKinsley ThomasWong, whoin 2010 was enjoying a routine day oftearing up the waves when a wind gust hithis kite and carried him out of the waterand onto a jetty of nearby rocks. As aresult of this devastating accident Kinsleysuffered Head and Neck injuries the mostserious being to his 5th and 6th vertebrateleaving him a quadriplegic. After 4 yearsof surgeries, rehabilitation and cuttingedge therapies, Kinsley has made greatprogress but there is still a long roadahead. 50% of calendar proceeds willgo to Kinsley ThomasWong and hisfamily to help them with the ongoingplethora of medical bills. The Calendarswill be available at many Central Coastbusinesses.Copy this link for more information.xtremebigair.com/2015-California-Central-Coast-Calendar-P1737.aspxAmy Joseph is by far one of the mosttalented photographers in Californiatoday. Her undeniable raw talentconsistently shines through each andevery photo she takes. There have beena few “photographers” who have triedto imitate her look but with side by sidecomparison, Joseph’s distinctive styleand subtle originality is unmistakable.Luckily for us, she has the drive andcreativeness to continue delivering hersignature jaw dropping images.Don’t be surprised if you see thisgifted shutterbug walking along PismoBeach during the golden hour with abackpack, tripod and camera slungover her shoulder. She is your typicalbeautiful blonde California girl, a littleshy, but very sweet and approachable.It is my opinion that Amy Josephis one of the most talented landscapephotographers of our time.For more information on her and herwork visit www.centralcoastpictures.comor check out Central Coast Pictures onFacebook, Twitter and Instagram. ✤Tolosa Press •September 4 - 10, 2014 • 13Professional Home & GardenService DirectoryBATH PLANET ofNorthern Los Angeleshas set a new standard of both quality and affordabilitywithin the bathroom remodeling industry. 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14 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • Tolosa PressLifestyleNIGHTWRITERSChapter 1: Brain JuicerJanuary 1, 2079By Shruti Maniarneeded the Artificial Intelligence Botlike I needed air. Yearning for its sweetcure to make me forget. Because here,n the rat race of Los Angeles, sadness was aiability. Questions, a threat. I needed themumbed out. Now.The final ramp down the freeway took meo warehouses and run-down apartments.evel 0. Nothing grew here. Sewage bubbledut sewer holes whose covers had long beentolen for scrap metal. People eyed my Musang.They could move up nine or ten levelsf they stole it from me. I had to keep drivng.Children rolled each other in old tires. Iwerved around a pack of mangy dogs lyingn the street.Everyone down here went about theirives with one hand. They killed rodents withne hand and scraped them into a meal withhat one hand. The other hand held a cheapxygen inhaler pressed to their mouths at allimes, twenty years obsolete to the modelsn the market now. The incapacitated linedhe sidewalks on their torn lawn chairs, starngwith cataract eyes up at the freeway thated to the light. There was no telling how oldhey were. At ground zero, decay walked unbashed.I snorted two cartridges of compressedxygen. Four hour supply of air. If the dealent well, I›d only use up half an hour inhis pit. My hands shook. I rolled down theindow.“A.I. Bot? Japanese M350?” I called out.I only cracked the window an inch, in casehe dealer had any idea of knifing me. Heucked in a labored breath, slipped me theackage, and then shifted his bloodshot gazeoward the fringe of the black light district.id he really think the neon-clad women,rowling for clientele, were agents? Thatcops would burst out of the abandonedbuildings? Maybe. For kicks. But frankly, thescum on Level 0 - and anyone dumb enoughlike me to descend to it - could finish themselvesoff. The upper city could rid itself of asocial train wreck. It’d be organic. Natural.Being green.The guy rapped on my window—time’s up.“I’ll take it.” I pushed out a thick stack ofbills, seven grand in total, and let go onlywhen he shoved a small pouch into the carcontaining a blue pill and a coding sequence.I punched it in. The Bot’s red light camealive. A shaky breath rattled my parchedthroat—I had never taken drugs before.Outside, the dealer rubbed each notethrough his dry, cracked fingers. “Listen up,kid,” he started.“I’m not a kid. I’m sixteen.”He raised one eyebrow at me. “Whatever.When the Bot goes nuts on you a year fromnow, and believe me, you›ll know it, swallowthe blue pill within ten minutes, or else.”He stuffed the money into his pants andwalked away.“Else what?” I shouted after him.“Else ‘bye-bye world’,” he replied. “TheBot’ll pulp your brain till it’s all a smoothiein there.”“Wait!” I pulled the car into ‘Drive’ andcaught up with him.“What’re you doin’?” he hissed at me.“How many times can I have one in me?Before I turn into a vegetable?”“Scram.”“Tell me.” My voice came out level, theway it always did once I made up my mind.“Max twenty-five, if you have someonedoin’ it for you. In fifteen, you’ll be too friedto blow your own nose.”My eighteenth birthday—when I couldleave home and never come back—was anothertwo years away. This Bot wouldn’thold me that long. “Sell me another. I cancome back in an hour with the money.”He narrowed his eyes, gazing at my face ina way that made my skin crawl.“You got that much dough, kid?”No, but Mom’s bank account did. Andas I discovered freshman year, the ATMscouldn’t tell our fingerprints apart for somereason.“I’ll get the money. Where can I meetyou?”He scratched at his filthy shirt. “I workthree jobs,” he muttered, “just to get oxy cartridgesand keep a tin roof over my family.And you got enough money to blow on twoBots in one night?”My hand shot to the controls, shutting theremaining inch of the window and doublecheckingthe locks.A loud thud emanated as his fist punchedthe glass pane. “I don’t come by nothin’as easy as life comes to you,” he shouted.“Shop’s closed. Now get outta my face.”Shruti Maniar is in the midst of writinga YA fantasy and children’s series. She willalso be starting a blog called GlowHot, featuringpeople that inspire with their gratefulspirit and vivaciousness. Shruti is amember of SLO NightWriters, the PremierWriting Organization on the Central Coastsince 1988.Eligible for a30%Federal Tax CreditReceive an average of$850 with federaltax credit eligiblityChet’s TubularSkylightsNew Skylight & SunTunnel InstallationReplace & Repair ExistingSkylightsVelux Skylights –Engineered Not to LeakNo Matter How Severethe Weather800.824.3877805.528.1801Licensed Roofing Contractor # 448726We’re with you from start...It’s Time to Call Us.Professionally InstalledNo Messy Tear-Outs15% OFF$25 TRADE-INFREE ESTIMATEAND DEMO!772-5080www.centralcoastglass.comServing All of Your Glass NeedsContractor #559121...to finish.(805)544-LAWN


MISS ETIQUETTELifestyleTolosa Press •September 4 - 10, 2014 • 15World Class Dentistryin Los OsosShoe EtiquetteBy Anita ShowersCome experience what we have to offer,world-class destistry for patients of allages. We gaurantee you will smileDear Miss Etiquette: Theremust be ‘shoe etiquette.’ Doesit only have to do with a lady’sshoes?Shoe etiquette pertains to a man’sshoes as well as to a lady’s shoes. Whena lady is walking down the street andyou hear a ‘clink, click’ as her heelsmeet the sidewalk, chances are her toplifts or heel caps need to be replaced asthe ‘click, clink’ sound is the nail comingthrough the rubber and meeting thesidewalk. When a lady looks at the toplifts or heel caps of her shoes and seesthat the rubber heel has worn away andthe leather is now touching the sidewalkthen it is time to visit the shoe repair.Sometimes a good shoe repair person isable to put on a new rubber heel wherethe original one was worn away. He orshe may also be able to reconnect theleather to above the top lift or heel cap.Sometimes you will have to toss theshoe and purchase another pair.A man can tell when he needs newheels. Take both shoes and place themon a flat surface at eye level. Not onlywill you be able to see that you neednew heels by eyeing where the rubberhas been worn away but you will beable to see how you walk. Is the outsidewalked away or the inside? Is the backcompletely walked away? If you arehaving back issues sometimes the wayyou wear your shoes out is an indicationof where the back problem emanates.The etiquette books tell you to neverwear the same pair of shoes two days ina row. Rest the shoe and rest the foot.Shoes fit differently; it is a good measureto change shoes from day to day.If the front of your shoes are wornyou may take the shoes to the shoe repairand ask for ‘tips’ to be placed at thevery tip of each shoe. If you value yourshoes then the shoe repair person canalso remove the worn sole and completelyreplace it.Shoes are an investment and makeup an important part of a person’swardrobe. If you like to keep your shoesin their original shoe box, with tissuepaper, remember to dust them off andgive them the ‘what-for’ before puttingthem away. It is better to take care ofyour shoes than not. ✤Call us to set up an exam or consultation.CENTRAL COASTNEWTECHHIGH SCHOOLWe Make a Commitmentto the success of the learningcommunity. To that end,we are committed to:The Dental Practice OfLars Lindgren D.D.S.528-16951205 4th St, Baywood Parkwww.MarVistaDental.comRespect, Professionalism,Collaboration, Community,Integrity, Resolution, Inquiry,and Student-CenterednessINVESTING IN YOUR HOMEAND YOUR COMMUNITYFor seniors over 65, falls can be frightening. That’s why we createdSafe Strides.® This innovative program addresses the causes of balanceproblems. So you can stop fearing a fall and start living your lifeagain. To get started, just take that first step: call us today.For more information, call (805) 544-4402or visit www.gentiva.comComplete Painting ServicesCSL #744357544-4195489-3195www.spectrumpainting.biz


16 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • Tolosa Presscentral coastCayucosshoppingVisitors’ GuideLos OsosrestaurantsCAYUCOS SURF COMPANY Since 1996 CayucosSurf Company has been providing friends & families withquality products, services, and gear. We are pleased to bringthe latest in apparel, surf and skate gear, and the highestquality rentals around. We also offer private surf lessons andrentals on wetsuits, surfboards, stand-up paddle boards and body boards! Come ondown and enjoy a day in the sun! 95 Cayucos Dr, Cayucos • (805) 995-1000 • www.cayucossurfcompany.comCAYUCOS CELLARS We of the Selkirk family inviteyou to our tasting room, located in beautiful downtownCayucos just a step from the beach, to partake in anambrosial experience, where fine wine and a warm welcomewill always be awaiting you. Cheers! 131 N Ocean Ave,Cayucos (805) 995-3036 • www.cayucoscellars.comrestaurantsLADY SPENCER For creative, unusual andunexpected treasures, Lady Spencer Galleria andDistinctive Gifs is your destination. You will findAmerican made items, Fire & Light hand poured glasstableware, sea glass art and jewelry, ceramics, soy candles,and garden items. 148 N Ocean Ave Cayucos, CA 93430(805) 995-3771SEA SHANTY Welcome to the Sea Shantyrestaurant located at 296 South Ocean Avenuein downtown Cayucos. Enjoy the ambience ofour quaint beach-town, and delight in watchingthe sunsets along our spectacular beaches. Weare pleased to provide you with the very best inservice and quality, and of course our outstanding, freshly caught local seafood. (805)995-3272shoppingNICHOLS PIZZA N GRILL More than great pizzaNichols Pizza N Grill offers scratch made items across a menuincluding gourmet pizza, burgers, sandwiches, salads, pasta,and a variety of appetizers. There is an arcade along with 7 hidefinition t.v’s, 16 tap handles including draft root beer anda comfortable ambiance suitable for just about any diner orcrowd. Open 11am -10pm Thur-Sat, 11-9pm Sun-Wed. 1236#A Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos (starbucks parking lot) 805-534-0222.MARSHALL GARDENSFLORIST offers exquisite floraldesigns and plants for Birthdays, Get wells,Anniversaries, Holidays, Proms & Formals,Funerals & Sympathy. With daily deliveriesto Los Osos, Morro Bay, San luis Obispo andCayucos. Marshall Gardens specializes inweddings flowers county wide. Come visit usat 2087 10 th St. Los Osos or call 528-7725 www.marshallgarden.comLOS OSOS REXALL PHARMACYGIFT STORE is more than your average Californianeighborhood pharmacy. With a huge gift businessand regular events, the store has become a go-to-placefor happy hours, artist receptions, pajama parties, andfamily fun. Between the two building complexes is anoutdoor patio with a barbeque, music, and a professionalputting green, complimentary for all of their customers.In addition, the gift store has become well known for itsunique displays and one of a kind gifts. 989 Los OsosValley Road, Los Osos, California 93402 (805) 528-1017www.losososrexall.comScrumptiousVEGAN & Nut-FreeCookies & CupcakesGluten-Free Options!2085 10th StreetLos OsosShip 24 Hours Nationwide @www.sweetalexis.com1001 Santa Ynez, Los Osos805.534.9855www.nativeherbsandhoney.comTue-Sun 11-6pmtolosa press


central coastVisitors’ GuideTolosa Press • September 4 - 10, 2014 • 17ctivitiesMorro BayshoppingFARMERS KITES &SURREYS is the central coast’s originalkite shop. Located on the Embarcadero inMorro Bay, Farmers Kites & Surreys hasa large assortment of kites to make your time in Morro Bay fun for the family. Spend aday on our beautiful beaches flying kites and when you’re done, rent a surrey and ridealong the new Harbor Walk out to the famous Morro Rock to watch the otters at play! Anamazing experience for all to enjoy! 1108 Front St, Morro Bay 805-772-0113ROCK KAYAK CO. offers safe, natural, and healthyadventure on the water; where you can rent your own kayak andadventure alone with family or with friends. With our rentals weoffer free lessons with first time customers. We can also assist you inpurchasing a kayak or any equipment we sale. We’re passionate aboutthe sea and really look forward to making your next kayak outing oneyou won’t forget! 845 Embarcadero St, Morro Bay • (805)-772-2906 • www.rockkayak.comcoffee & treatsshoppingHMC YOGA & WELLNESS SPA $10 for 10 daysof UNLIMITED YOGA for new students only. Or, 30 days ofunlimited yoga at $5 per class for new/returning students($10 initiation fee). $10 drop-ins. Affordable prices. Nocontracts. Join the tribe and enjoy awesome yoga andbody work! Happily serving the community since 2002!Across from the Post Offi ce at 845 Napa Ave, Morro Bay.Ph: 805-909-1401. ww.HolisticMovementCenter.comYOGA CENTER OF MORRO BAY Don’t miss youryoga practice just because you’re on vacation. With daily classes and$10 drop ins, our variety of experienced, certified teachers will giveyou a memorable experience at an affordable price. We welcomeall levels and abilities. YCMB~Your Yoga Studio Away from Home!Conveniently located at 1000 MainSt. within walking distance of mostMB hotels. (805) 268-2668 • www.yogacentermb.comTOP DOG COFFEE BAR is located in Morro Bay andCayucos and open daily serving Espresso drinks, Coffees, Pastries,Panini’s, Organic Orange Juice and the most amazing Mochas you willever taste. We are also proud to announce that Top Dog Cayucos is nowserving McConnell’s hand crafted ice cream and featuring new summerflavors of Island Coconut, Sweet Cream, and a Bordeaux Strawberry.Come try an Affagato and enjoy the ocean breeze and find out what everybody is talkingabout. Visit us at facebook.com/topdogcoffeeMB 857 Main Street, Morro Bay (805) 772-9225 | 14 N. Ocean Street, Cayucos (805) 900- 5194GRANDMA’S FROZEN YOGURT ANDWAFFLE SHOP Morro Bay’s newest downtownbusiness, GRANDMA’S FROZEN YOGURT & WAFFLESHOP is open and offering Old Fashion specialty waffles,Real frozen yogurt, and refreshing sorbet. Non-electronic activities are availablethroughout he week, including board and card games. Located on the corner of MorroBay Blvd. & Main Street, they also provide a public restroom for downtown guests.Come and enjoy the newly created courtyard as you watch downtown come alive duringthe Saturday Farmers Market. Live music is available periodically. Be sure to Facebookus for daily yogurt flavors and activity updates! Hours: 9-6pm Sun-Thurs and Fri- Sat till10pm. Come see us after the show! 307 Morro Bay Blvd., Morro Bay, CA Call (805) 704-YUMM (9866) Text GRANDMAS to 56955 to sign up for special offers.ALOHA SHIRT SHOP An island paradise of items for men,women and kids. All the best brands: Tommy Bahama, Reyn Spooner,Tori Richard, Kahala, Paradise Found, Go Barefoot, Rum Reggae,Jams World, Iolani and Bamboo Cay. Sizes XS- 7XL including bigand tall. Over 12,000 shirts in stock. Can’t visit us in person? Visit ourwebsite at www.AlohaShirtShop.com. 458 Morro Bay Blvd., MorroBay • (805) 772-2480restaurantsBEADS BY THE BAY AND GARDEN SHOPFull service bead store including repairs and classes, with abeautiful hidden garden shop! Herbs, succulents, air plants, andgarden decorations. Unique beads and findings from Americaand all around the world! Open every day. 333 Morro Bay Blvd.(across from B of A) • (805) 772-3338COALESCE BOOKSTORE Local and independentsince 1973. We have new and used books, greeting cards, musicand unique gifts. Special orders welcome. Visit our GardenWedding Chapel...where memories are made. 845 Main Street,Morro Bay (805) 772-2880 www.coalescebookstore.comSMOOBAGE,which means “something that you really love” is adelightful store that will peak your senses as yousearch for the perfect item or gift. You will findArtistic pieces from a variety of local artists as wellas a quaint store that houses a paradise of colorfulpalettes & textures. From leather goods to jewelry,greeting cards & a children’s section there are treasures abundant. 591 Embarcadero, MorroBay. (805) 459-5751. Text SMOOBAGE to 56955 to Join & receive 10% OFF your nextpurchase!BAYSIDE CAFE is a wonderful find if you arelooking for fresh food and something off the beatentrack where the “Locals” love to eat while lookingover the Back Bay. A restaurant with a casual dinningexperience, great home cooked food from the farmand the sea. Homemade desserts are a must try. Open7 days a week for lunch featuring fish and chips, soups,salads, sandwiches and some Mexican items. Try ourdinners served Thursday through Sunday featuringfresh seafood items as well as tri tip, hamburgers, pastasand more…Dog friendly heated patio too! Located in the Morro Bay Marina directly acrossthe road from Morro Bay State Park Campground at #10 State Park Road in Morro Bay!805-772-1465LOLO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT GreatMexican food, served in a warm and friendly atmosphereat a reasonable price. Reservations and credit cards gladlyaccepted. Daily drink and food specials and patio dining.Brunch, lunch, and dinner served 7 days a week 10:00 to9:00 pm. Located at 2848 N. Main St., Morro Bay • (805)772-5686OFF THE HOOK New seafood grill andsushi bar on the Embarcadero offers modernand traditional seafood dishes at reasonableprices. Magnificent rock and Bay views fromevery seat in the house. An amazing diningexperience in a beautiful setting. Open Tues-Thurs 12-8, Fri-Sat 11:30-9, Sun 11:30-8. 833Embarcadero, Morro Bay • (805) 772-1048 www.offthehookmb.comTHE GRILL HUT If you are lookingfor the best family owned BBQ on theCentral Coast come on down to The GrillHut located at 3118 N Main Street in MorroBay. Try our signature mouthwatering RibEye Steak, BBQ Sandwich’s or our savoryBaby Back Ribs. We also offer catering andtake out give us a call at 805-772-2008. Text GRILLHUT to 56955 to join and receive 25%Off any entreé.tolosa press


18 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • Tolosa Presscentral coastVisitors’ GuideTHE VILLAGE OF ARROYO GRANDE, the Central Coast’s unique turn-ofthe-centurydowntown village. You’ll find an array of antique & specialty shops plus fine diningnestled within the scenic atmosphere of historic buildings and natural beauty. The Village is a truepicture of Americana on the Central Coast. Stop by the Visitors Center upon your arrival at 117½Branch St., Arroyo GrandeBUTTONS & BOWS-CHILDREN’SCLOTHING STORE Great quality gifts for baby showers,birthdays, special occasions or just because...Beautiful, clothes andquality toys. It’s fun to browse and chat with the owner as she wrapsthe gifts and they’re very accommodating! 119 E Branch St. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 805-473-9186DOC BURNSTEIN’S ICE CREAM LAB features handcrafted,super-premium ice cream in the only nostalgic parlor on the Central Coast. Watchtheir model trains running around the parlor and over bridges, while alsowatching Doc and his Lab Assistants make their super-creamy inventions rightbefore your eyes. Open Daily. For fundraisers, birthday parties and cateringvisit www.docburnsteins.com. 114 W. Branch St. Arroyo Grande 860 HigueraStreet, San Luis Obispo (805) 474-4068RALPH & DUANE’S Fun In The Sun! 2014 Summer Series!!!Sunday, September 7- THE UPSHOT. Music from 2-6 and BBQServed: 4ish. Thereafter every Thursday-Sat our DJ’s hookin’ you upwith Dance Music/Hip Hop & Daily Drink Specials. Every Sunday 2-6come enjoy our Live Music and Santa Maria BBQ on the patio. Wi-fiavailable. 108 W. Branch St. Arroyo Grande, CA (805) 481.2871 www.RalphandDuanes.comTHE CHOCOLATE SHEEP Gourmet chocolate, travel games,gifts, retro toys & candy await you at The Chocolate Sheep! Across from theswinging pedestrian bridge & free range roosters we make sea salt caramels,peanut butter bark, creamy fudge and carry Arroyo Grande’s own Rooster Eggs. Come play inthe village & treat yourself to something sweet! --Check out our The Chocolate Sheep FB pagefor deals-- Mention this and receive free chocolate nibbles! 201 E. Branch St. Arroyo Grande, CA(805) 591-0166THE OLD POTTING BENCH, an emporium for the antiquevintage home and garden enthusiast. Delightfully recycled, repurposed andreused treasures and gifts from 14 local artisans and junkers. “Cottage isour style, junking is in our blood and rustic is our favorite word.” Like us onFacebook to keep up with our upcoming events. Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat & Sun 10-5,closed Tuesdays. 148 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande • (805) 481-1231BEACH N YOGURT is a locally owned delightful self servefrozen yogurt shop in downtown Avila Beach. We feature 12 mouthwatering flavors, locally grown fresh fruit, and toppings to satisfy anysweet 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, AvilaBeach (805) 439-2799. Text BEACHN to 56955 to join and receive aFREE 8oz. yogurt!MOROVINO WINERY in Avila Beach specializesin award-winning Italian-style wines handcrafted by winemakerAndrea Bradford. Visit Morovino first and pick up afree Avila Wine Tasting map. Mention this ad and receive 2-for-1 wine tasting(some restrictions apply). 76 Landing Passage, Avila Beach • (805) 627-1443 •Morovino.com. Text VINO to 56955 to join and receive 2-for-1 wine tasting!WALLY’S BICYCLE WORKS is now open inAvila! Enjoy a few relaxing hours on a bike near Avila Pier.Wally’s has almost any kind of bike you would want to rentfrom cruisers to tandems, kid’s bikes, road bikes, hybrids,and many, many more. Visit Wally’s Bicycle Works in Avilaat 66 Landing Passage. (805) 544-4116 • www.slobikerental.com.CENTRAL COAST AQUARIUM welcomesyou to experience the ocean, not just the beach.SEA marine life up close and personal, engage with ouramazing animals and learn about their local habitatsand ecosystems. Take a docent led tour, request aprivate tour or sign up for one of our feeding tours. 50 San Juan St, Avila Beach • (805)595-7280 • www.centralcoastaquarium.comHello fun!Open Daily{10am-5pm}www.pedegoelectricbikes.com 425 1st Street, Avila Beach, CA 93424 (805) 627-1414full bar | 12 beers on tapfamily-friendly menu200 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grandewww.roostercreektavern.com805.489.2509open daily from 11:30 – 10:00Located in the heart of the Central Coast and minutes fromSan Luis Obispo in the beautiful seaside village of Avila Beach.Let our friendly staff help you customize your ride to suityour needs. Our bikes guarantee you will have a comfortableride that suits your level of fitness and effort.Fun for the Whole FamilySPRING HOURS9:00am–6:00pm DailyLOCATION560 Avila Beach Drive595.2810 or 595.2816Come out and see what’s new!tolosa press


central coastVisitors’ GuideTolosa Press • September 4 - 10, 2014 • 19Grover BeachShell BeachDIVINE THAI CUISINE Enjoy the Exotic flavor and spiceof Thailand and South East Asia. The finest authentic Thai Cuisine:Pad Thai Noodles, Spicy Eggplant with Shrimp, Homemade ThaiDumplings, Charbroiled BBQ Chicken and much more. Familyoriented 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: 4:30-9pmSTATION GRILL Casual diningfor the whole family. Clean, comfortable, affordable anddelicious food seven days a week. Breakfast choicesinclude specialty omelets, traditional Bacon/Sausage/Hamand eggs, French toast, or breakfast burritos. Lunch isserved all day and includes burgers, sandwiches, salads andwraps. Dinner is served after three: try meatloaf with freshmashed potatoes and gravy, Chicken Alfredo and more. We are located adjacent to theGrover Beach train station and have a dog friendly patio. Located at: 170 W. Grand Ave.Grover Beach Phone: (805) 489-3030SURF SIDE DELI We specialize in handcraftedsandwiches. “Food Well Built,” is our motto. We have been in therestaurant business for over 25 years. We wanted a business a littlebit closer to where we live, Arroyo Grande. We also own breakfastand lunch businesses in San Luis Obispo, and Chico, CA. We arehappy to be here, come in and give us a try. Jeff & Tina 191 SOak Park Blvd Grover Beach, CA 93433 Ph: (805) 270-4522DEL’S FAMOUS PIZZERIA & ITALIANRESTAURANT Are you in the mood for some hearty Italianfood? You are invited to Del’s Pizzeria, where you smell the homebaked bread when you arrive. Feel the warm and cozy ambience,reminiscent of an old Italian farmhouse, as you dine here. At Del’syou sit back and enjoy the traditional Italian decor, of red and whitecheckered tablecloths, soft glowing candlelight and Chianti bottlesadorned with baskets. You listen to the strains of Sinatra, followed by festive Italian songsin the background. Located in Shell Beach, Del’s is right off Highway 101 on the CentralCoast of California. 401 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA 93449 (805) 773-4438 www.delspizzeria.comFRINGE BY JASI & CO. Visit our fun, friendly and classyboutique salon by the beach where we will make you look beautiful whetheryou’re in need of a cut, color or wax. Come by if you have time for a fullappointment or just want to drop in, walk-ins welcome. 751 Shell BeachRoad. (805) 773-1212Live MusicEvery Week!THE SHELL CAFÉ in Pismo Beach, one of the oldestrunning restaurants on the Central Coast. Come and dinein our historic garden room, or outside on the patio with abeautiful ocean view! Our dinner menu includes the freshestseafood, juicy, slow-roasted steaks, and dishes cooked withrecipes that have been passed down for generations! Enjoyyour meal or work the dance floor to quality live music,wednesdays through sundays. Shell Café, eats and beats thatbring you back! 1351 Price Street, Pismo Beach (805) 773-8300www.shellcafepismo.comPismo BeachPENNY’S ALLAMERICANCAFÉ Has beenserving Pismo Beachfor the past 11 years.We are open Mon-Fri6am-2pm for breakfastor lunch, Sat & Sun 7am-2pm. Summerdining special, Free cup of Chowderw/a purchase of a dinner entree all day.1051 Price Street, Pismo Beach(805) 773-3776 www.pennysallamericancafe.comTHE SEWING CAFE Locatedin the awesome Pismo Beach ShoppingCenter and offers a unique experience.Sewing and Seamstress Classes, a varietyof amazing machines to work on or buy,some even offer embroidery applications.There’s an array of fine fabrics and suppliesand have a great staff to assist you as well.They also offer a seminars on health &good eating habits. A variety cookinglessons are done in the well appointed“Cooking Cafe”.. Here you can see the chefcreate healthy and easy to make meals,book ahead a cooking date for your familyand friends or even for date night!. TheSewing Cafe is located at: 541 #C-2, 5Cities Drive, Pismo Beach, CA 93449(805) 295-6585 More info Facebook/Sewing Cafe893 Oak Park Blvd., Pismo BeachOSH/CVS Shopping CenterOpen Monday – Saturday10:30am – 5:30pmSHOPLOCAL!AlwaysStylish...AlwaysAffordable...Always30% OFFZORRO’S CAFE & CANTINA Is located in shellbeach and has been a local favorite for over 10 years.Awarded people’s choice for best clam chowder 2012 and2013 and recently voted best restaurant 2014 at the tasteof pismo. Dog friendly patio and an excellent happyhour everyday from 4:00-6:00pm. Serving traditionalamerican and mexican breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 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20 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • Tolosa Presscentral coastactivitiesVisitors’ GuiderestaurantsSan Luis ObispoWALLY’S BICYCLE WORKS Wally’s has almost any kindof bike you would want to rent from cruisers to tandems, kid’s bikes,road bikes, hybrids, and many, many more. Visit Wally’s Bicycle Worksin SLO at 306 Higuera St. (805) 544-4116 • (805) 748-3794 • www.slobikerental.com • wallysbicycleworks@yahoo.comCENTRAL COAST BREWING is Celebrating 16 years ofhand crafting beers on the beautiful Central California Coast. CCB isyour neighborhood brewery. Enjoy Daily happy hour and guest foodtrucks. Enjoy our beers in a “living room of stainless”, or sit out on thenewly refurbished patio. We offer 10-13 beers on tap, and there is alwayssomething 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/CentralCoastBrewingDOC BURNSTEIN’S ICE CREAM LAB Experience our new“Ice Cream Wonderland” located in downtown San Luis Obispo. Enjoy the funand wacky flavors made in Doc’s lab, while watching the train travel throughtunnels, around the giant ice cream waterfall, and through the wall of flavors.Enjoy our Nostalgic Ice Cream Parlors in The Village of Arroyo Grande andOld Orcutt. Watch award winning ice creams made on-site, follow the modeltrains into tunnels and over bridges. Enjoy the live performance of the “IceCream Lab Show” in Arroyo Grande, Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, wherethe audience helps create a unique flavor. Each parlor is truly a one-of-a-kind Ice Creamexperience! 860 Higuera Street, Downtown San Luis Obispo • 114 W. Branch St., Village ofArroyo Grande • 168 West Clark Ave., Old Orcutt • (805) 474-4068 • www.DocBurnsteins.com NIPOMO STREETRob LarkinContemporary solo actBROAD STREETLord of the CelloA market favoriteGARDEN STREETAnthony RoselliFolk-rock singer/songwriterCHORRO STREETBMX Show!MORRO STREETKaylee SmithSolo vocal female guitaristOSOS STREETJessica’s Jolly JumpsClimbing wall &bounce house!Sept. 4, 2014Farmers’ Market...The best place for FREEentertainment on theCentral Coast!TABLE AND CHAIR SEATINGON BROAD STREETSponsored by:SLO DowntownAssociationFREE BIKE VALET SERVICEON MORRO STREETSponsored by: San Luis ObispoCounty Bicycle CoalitionFor more information about upcoming events sponsored by the Downtown Association, please call (805) 541-0286 or visit: www.DowntownSLO.comBLISS WHOLE FOOD CAFE, SMOOTHIE & JUICEBAR is located in the heart of downtown SLO with a creekside patiofacing the historic SLO Mission. Serving delicious, energizing &empowering foods ranging from sandwiches, burritos, tacos, bowls,salads, live desserts, smoothies, juices and much more! Sourcinglocal & organic ingredients to give you the best quality & flavors.778 Higuera St. SLO, Ca. 93401 www.blisscafeslo.com


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ENTER TOWINSEMINARS:SaturdayEnter at the Inspired Home Expoof Paso Robles for a Chance toWin a Seville Sink!More details available at the Inspired Home Expo Entrance.Giveaway presented byDon’t miss your chance to WIN on Sep 6th & 7th!12:00pmRosemary Hawthorne, Bless Your Heart BakeryGetting the Sugar and Gluten Out of Your LifeCome learn how you can host successful gatherings with glutenfree goodies. Your life will still be sweet without sugar and Wheat. Rosemaryfrom Bless Your Heart Bakery will discuss the health benefits of living agluten free life.12:45pmMary Barncastle, Owner/Vice President ofTaylor Rental/Party PlusCreative Tablescaping for Home EntertainmentAdd creative artistry to your home entertaining by usingtricks and tips the pro’s use in professional event design anddecor. After 20 years in the special event business here onthe Central Coast, we have had the opportunity to work with the best professionalsin the industry in some of the most beautiful venues in the world forevents. Join Mary as she shares how to make your home entertaining becomethe memorable event everyone talks about.2:00pmTalley Farms: Andrea ChavezHow to Use and Store Your Produce to Keep it FreshAndrea will discuss tips and tricks to keeping your produce fresh and ideason what you can quickly put together from random produce you may have inyour refrigerator.2:30pmKathleen Snyder: Food Blogger from Delish-DishGetting Creative With Your CSATalley Farms BoxFood blogger, Kathleen Snyder will present a cooking demonstrationfrom the current week’s Talley Farm’s box.3:00pmMaster Food Preserver: Ingrid HiltonLearn Canning with Master Food Preserver IngridHiltonIngrid will give you some very useful tips on the art of canningso that you can provide your friends and family withhealthy nutritious food all year round.


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Tolosa Tolosa Press Press • • September 4 - 410, - 10, 2014 • 2980 5 Opera and TheatersoundSongstress Comes to SLOfind your beatFor one night only, New YorkMET and Broadway star SarahKleeman will return to herSan Luis Obispo hometown to teamup with the gypsy ensemble CaféMusique for a very special eveningof music. The concert will featureCafé Musique’s unique repertoireof tango, gypsy, folk and ‘wildclassical’ combined with Kleeman’sbeautiful and powerful mezzosopranovoice. As an additionaltreat, harpist Laurie Rasmussenfrom Santa Barbara will join thecollaboration.Kleeman will also conduct apublic workshop at Cuesta Collegeon Wednesday, Sept 10 at 3:30 p.m.For more information, call l-888-285 5893, ext 4 or email nfo@InfiniteMusicFoundation.org .Kleeman has performedthroughout the country with operacompanies in New York, KansasCity, Pittsburgh, Seattle, LosAngeles and San Luis Obispo. Shehas garnered numerous awards andmost recently was a featured guestartist at the SLO Symphony’s NewYear’s Eve show.Rasmussen has been playing theharp for over 25 years and was atop prize winner at the 2007 Lyon& Healy International Jazz andPop Harpfest competition. As aperformer she has toured across theUS, Canada and Europe as a soloistand in collaboration with a varietyof international musicians.The show and workshopare sponsored by the InfiniteMusic Foundation, a non-profitorganization dedicated to musicaleducation and outreach.Café Musique will take you ona world tour atop a magic carpetwoven from violin, accordion,guitar, bass and percussion alongwith mesmerizing vocals offeringexcursions into gypsy, tango, swingand folk.The members of Café Musiqueare Brynn Albanese on violin andvocals, Duane Inglish on accordion,Fred Murray on bass, and CraigNuttycombe on guitar and vocals.Jennings Jacobsen will be joiningthe ensemble on percussion for thisevent.The show is Friday, Sept. 5 at7 p.m. at Unitarian UniversalistFellowship, 2201 Lawton Ave, SanLuis Obispo. Tickets are $20 inadvance and at the door. They canbe purchased in advance at www.cafemusique.org. ✤Photo by Joe RidoutThu 9/4 ......Wooden ManFarmer’s Market foodwelcome insideFri 9/5 ......Ras DannySat 9/6 ......Dave Miller BandMon 9/8 ......Toan’s Open JamTue 9/9 ......The Big BangWed 9/10 ......The Yev......Sex with StrangersThu 9/11 ......Travis Larson BandFarmer’s Market foodwelcome inside


30 • September 4 - 10, , 2014 • Tolosa Press80 5 soundfind your beatnightlifeSouth CountyTHE CLIFFS RESORT: 2757 ShellBeach Road, 773-5000 or cliffsresort.com.F. MCLINTOCKS SALOON: Twolocations: 750 Mattie Road in PismoBeach and 133 Bridge St. in ArroyoGrande. 773-1892 or mclintocks.com. Live music at the Pismo Beachlocation every Fri. and Sat. from 6-9pm.Tennessee Jimmy Harrell and Doc Stolteyplay on alternating weekends.HARRY’S NIGHT CLUB ANDBEACH BAR: Cypress and Pomeroy,downtown Pismo Beach, 773-1010. EveryThu. Front Row Karaoke. 9/1 DoubleShot 7:30pm 9/2 6250 7:30pm 9/5Steppin’ Out 9pm 9/6 Shameless 3pmSteppin’ Out 9pm 9/7 Legends 7:30pm9/8 Legends 7:30pm 9/9 The Dave MillerBand 9/10 The Dave Miller Band 7:30pm9/11 Front Row Karaoke 9pmLAETITIA WINERY: 453 LaetitiaVineyard Drive, Arroyo Grande, 481-1772. Live Music Saturdays and Sundays1-4pm.LIDO RESTAURANT AT DOLPHINBAY: 2727 Shell Beach Road, ShellBeach, 773-4300 or thedolphinbay.com.Join Three Martini Lunch every Thurs.and Fri. from 6-9pm. Live Music EveryTues. from 5:30-6:30 and Thursdays andFridays 6-9MONGO’S SALOON: 359 W. GrandAve., Grover Beach, 489-3639. KaraokeTuesday and Wednesday 9pm. Live Musicand dancing every Friday and Saturdayat 9pm.MR. RICK’S: 404 Front St., AvilaBeach, 595-7425 Happy Hour Monday-Thursday 4-7pmSEAVENTURE: 100 Ocean View,Pismo Beach, 773-4994. Live music everyWednesday from 6-9pm in the Fireplaceroom. Acoustic Sundays from 3-6pm onthe Deck.SHELL CAFÉ: 1351 Price St., PismoBeach, 773-8300. 9/1 Scott Smith 11am9/3 Blues Master Jam 6:30pm 9/4Songwriters at Play 6:30pm 9/5 JaimeWyatt & The Bang’s 7pm 9/6 KaileyStevens 12pm Dr. Danger 7pm 9/7Michale Hocking 11am 9/10 Blues MasterJam 6:30pm 9/11 Songwriters at Play6:30pmTALLEY VINEYARDS: 3031Lopez Dr., Arroyo Grande, 489-0446,talleyvineyards.comVENTANA GRILL: 2575 Price St.Pismo Beach, 773-0000, or ventanagrill.com. Matt Cross plays on Mon and Wed.evenings.VINO VERSATO: 781 Price St., PismoBeach, 773-6563 or vinoversato.com.Every Tuesday: Side EffectsCREATIVE JUICES LOUNGE: 874Guadalupe Street, Guadalupe, CA 93434,805-219-0518 9/6 Mark and Larry 9/12AJ Band 9/13 Sign Benders 9/19 ReggaeNight with Vance from Resination 9/20Spaces Between 9/26 Reggae Night withDub SeedSan Luis ObispoBON TEMPS CREOLE CAFE: 1000Olive St., 544-2100. Zydeco music, liveblues, and jazz on Monday, Wednesdayand Thursday evenings.CREEKY TIKI: 782 Higuera St., 903-2591. www.creekytiki.com EVERYFRIDAY Live Music Directly FollowingConcerts in the PlazaFROG & PEACH PUB: 728 Higuera St.(805)595-3764. 9/1 Toan’s Open JamTHE GRADUATE: 990 Industrial Way,541-0969 or slograd.com. Every Thu. IsCountry Night 8pm 18+, Every Fri “NocheCaliente” or “Hot Latin Nights” 18+, EverySat “Big Chill” hits from the 70’s 80’s 90’s21+ & Every Sunday is Minor Madness8pm-11:45pmLINNAEA’S CAFE: 1110 Garden St.,541-5888. 9/2 Cuesta Jazz 7pm 9/3Shane Piasecki 7pm 9/5 Art After Dark:Marianne Orme 6-9pm 9/6 Carman &Camille 8pm 9/7 Sneaky Bones 7pm 9/11SLO Fed Jazz Jam 7pmLUNA RED: 1023 Chorro St., 540-5243.TBAPAPPY MCGREGOR’S:pappymcgregors.com or 543-KILT(5458), 1865 Monterey St. Live music isWed./Thurs./Fri. from 6-9pm. Old TimeFiddle & Banjo Show every Wed. from6-9pm.SLO BREWING CO.: 1119 Garden St.,543-1843 or slobrewingco.com 9/3Tribal Seeds 7pm 9/4 Tribal Seeds 7pm9/6 High Voltage ACDC Tribune 7:30pmSINCE 1924DELICIOUS FOOD.Breakfastall dayFUN in the SUNSummer EntertainmentIn Marsha’s Backyard!Enjoy Music 2-6Mouth-Watering Santa MariaStyle BBQEat Around 4:ish Every Sunday and Mondaynight from 10pm to close Drink specialsall night longAND LIVE MUSIC.Wed–Sat, 7-10pmBlues Master Jam–Wed 6:30-9:30Songwriters At Play–Thu 6:30-9:30shellcafepismo.com805.773.83001351 Price Street, Pismo Beach(Hwy 1 and Price Street at theentrance to Pismo Beach)9/7 ...... The UpShot9/14 .... Steppin-Out9/21 .... Mid Life Crisis (MLC)9/28 .... Mean Gene Band (MGB)Come Dance to Soundsof your Favorite DJ’sThursdays, Fridays & SaturdaysEnjoy These Awesome Drink SpecialsTequila Tuesdays: $ 1.00 OffWhiskey Wednesdays: $ 1.00 OffThirsty Thursdays All Day til’ 10pm:All Domestic Beers $1.00 12-8 PM108 W. Branch St.Arroyo Grande(805) 481-2871www.RalphandDuanes.com


Tolosa Press • September 4 - 10, 2014 • 3180 5 soundfind your beatNorth CountyASUNCION RIDGE: 725 12th St., PasoRobles, 237-1425 Live music Saturdaysfrom 5-8pmAVION & CLAW: 6155 El Camino Real,Atascadero, 461-9463 or avionandclaw.com. Live music Thurs.-Sat. from 7-10pm.BROKEN EARTH WINERY: 5625Highway 46E, Paso Robles, 239-2562.BRU COFFEEHOUSE: 576 El CaminoReal, Atascadero, 464-5007. Live musicevery Friday from 7-9pm. 9/5 JamesRivers 9/12 Josh Cody 9/19 BlackBirdBlue 9/26 Greg BoswellSeptember Artwork from Anna JohnsonCAMOZZI’S: 5855 El Camino Real,Atascadero, 466-1880.D’ANBINO VINEYARDS ANDCELLARS: 710 Pine St., Paso Robles,227-6800 or danbino.com. EverySaturday 2-4:30 pm wine and musicevents.LA BELLASERA HOTEL ANDSUITES: 206 Alexa Ct., Paso Robles,238-2834, Guitar/Vocal duo, AdamLevine and Judy Philbin play every Thurs.from 7-9pm, in the dining room/bar.LAST STAGE WEST: Halfway Stationon Highway 41 (15050 Morro Road atToro Creek), 461-1393 or laststagewest.net. Most shows start at 6pm. 9/10Bluegrass Jam 9/18 Bear Stevens fromWinston- Salem, NC 9/24 Bluegrass JamNight 9/29 Charles EllsworthPAPPY MCGREGOR’S:pappymcgregors.com or 238-7070, 1122Pine St. in Paso Robles.PASO ROBLES INN CATTLEMAN’SLOUNGE: 1103 Spring St., 238-2660.Live entertainment Friday and Saturday at9:30pm.PINE STREET SALOON: 1234 PineSt., Paso Robles, 238-1114. Every MondayOpen Mic. 9pm. Every Tuesday/ Friday/Sunday Marilyns Karaoke 9pm. EveryThursday North County Line Up LiveMusic 9pm. 9/1 Saint Annes Trio 9/3Green 2 White 9/4 Dewey & The Peoples9/10 Rod Norris 9/11 Steve MeyersTHE PONY CLUB AT HOTELCHEVAL: 1021 Pine St., Paso Robles,226-9995. 9/5 Dorian & Nicole 7-10pm9/6 Hot Club of SLO 7-10pm 9/7 LanceRobison 5-8pm 9/11 Desparada 5pmTHE RANCH: 1285 Mission St. inSan Miguel, liveattheranch.com or 467-5047. 8/30 Central Coast Throw DownPresents- WAR 9/3 Rich Aron0vitch 18+9/6 Los Muecas 18+SCULPTERRA WINERY: 5015 LinneRoad, Paso Robles, 226-8881. Steve Keypresents “Songwriters at Play” Sundaysfrom 1-4pm.VINA ROBLES AMPHITHEATRE:3800 Mill Rd., Paso Robles, 286-3680 9/6Saturday Live feat. Three Martini Lunch9/7 The Band Perry 9/12 Weezer 9/13Jennifer Nettles 9/14 Chicago 9/17 RobZombie 9/20 Saturday Live ft. MelodyKlemin 9/21 Jeff Dunham 9/24 ModestMouse 9/30 Crosby, Stills and Nash.Check out Vina Robles Amphitheatre online for tickets, times, and pricing www.boxofficecenter.com.North Coast10TH STREET GRILL: 2011 10th St.,Los Osos, 528-2011 or 10thstreetgrill.com.CAMBRIA PINES LODGE: 2905Burton Drive, Cambria, 927-4200 orcambriapineslodge.com. Entertainmentevery night in the Fireside Lounge.FUEL DOCK SALOON: 900 Main St.,Morro Bay, 772-8478MOZZI’S SALOON: 2262 Main St. inCambria, 927-4767.Friday Night: Karaoke, Saturday Night:Live MusicOLD CAYUCOS TAVERN: 130 N.Ocean Ave., Cayucos, 995-3209. Fri.-Sat.:Live music.OTTER ROCK CAFE: 885Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 772-1420.Every Wed: Karaoke, 8pm. Every Thurs.:Thursday Night Spotlight, 8pm. 9/1 JohnPemberton 6-9pm 9/3 Karaoke: HostBobby SantaCruz 9/5 Mike Keeny 9/6Whiskey & Rye 9/7 Dulcie Taylor 9/8Turkey Buzzards 9/10 Karaoke: HostBobby SantaCruzSKIPPERS RESTAURANT: 113 NOcean, Cayucos, 995-1122.SWEET SPRINGS SALOON: 990 LosOsos Valley Road, Los Osos, 528-3764,sweetspringssaloon.com. Friday andSaturday: Live music from 9pm to 2am.TOGNAZZINI’S DOCKSIDE: 1245Embarcadero, Morro Bay, 772-8100.WINDOWS ON THE WATER: 699Embarcadero, Suite 7, Morro Bay, 772-0677. Live music every Monday andFriday evening.THU9/4FRI9/5SAT9/6SUN9/7MON9/8TUE9/9WED9/10THU9/41527 Shell Beach Rd, Pismo Beach | (805) 295-6328Open daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm9PM-CLOSE9PM3PM9PM9PMServingSEXTANTWINESonnTapWHERE THE PARTY NEVER ENDS!9PM7:30PM7:30PM7:30PMFRONT ROWKARAOKESTEPPIN’ OUTSHAMELESSSTEPPIN’ OUTLEGENDSLEGENDSDAVE MILLERBANDDAVE MILLERBANDFRONT ROWKARAOKE(805) 773-1010690 Cypress St., Pismo Beachwww.harryspismobeach.comOpen 10am-2am DailyMUNCHIESFISH TACO ...........................3.50PERSONAL PIZZA ..............3.50(PEPPERONI OR CHEESE)ONION RINGS ....................3.50SHOESTRING FRIES ........3.50SWEET POTATO FRIES ....3.50CHIPS AND SALSA ...........3.50CORONA BUCKET(5 BEERS) ..................$15.00ALL DAY EVERYDAYHappyHourEvery Day2-6pmDRINK SPECIALSDOS EQUIS DRAFT ...........2.50STRONGBOW DRAFT ......2.50DRAFT BEERS .....................4.00WELL DRNKS ......................4.50CALL DINKS .........................5.50PREMIUM COCKTAILS .....6.50BRING YOUR TIKI KOOZIEAND GET $1 OFF ANY CANALL DAY EVERY DAY782 Higuera St, SLO805.544.220011:00am-12:00am


32 •• September 4 4 - 10, - 10, 2014 , 2014 • Tolosa • Tolosa Press Press80 5 soundfind your beatSouthern California Singer-SongwriterGraces the Central CoastStory and photo by Carrie JaymesSouthern California singersongwriterAlice Wallace hasa voice more pristine and purethan a field of blooming wildflowers.Traditional country blended with alittle folk and blues, this young ladyhas got what it takes to make it tothe top.Wallace began playing guitar atthe age of 10 but had lost interestafter developing a blister on herthumb from strumming so long. Shegrew up in a very musical family,her father, a great singer himself,toured with his own band in histwenties before settling down andgetting married to Wallace’s mom.With Wallace’s natural talent andinfluence from her folks, it seemsinevitable that she become a singersongwriter herself.“When the female singersongwritermovement hit itsstride in the 90s with artists likeJewel and Sarah McLachlan, I wassold,” she said. “I picked up theguitar again at about 16 and onceI had learned about three chords,I started writing my first songs. Iwould bring my guitar to school,Photos by Carrie Jaymes


Tolosa Tolosa Press Press • • September 44 - - 10, 10, 2014 • 338 5find your beatand play those songs for my friends.I started entering talent contests(and winning, to my surprise), andbooking my first shows at placeslike Borders books. I was hooked.”Wallace has made the CentralCoast a regular stop on her scheduleof tour dates the last few years. Herlast trip was just two weeks agoand Wallace performed at two ofSteve Key’s “Songwriters at Play”Showcases, one at the Shell Cafein Pismo Beach and another atSculpterra Winery in Paso Robles.“Steve has been a great supporterof my music since I first played oneof his shows a few years ago onmy very first tour with my album,Sweet Madness,” said Wallace. Shealso played at the Avion and Clawin Atascadero and Vino Versato inPismo Beach.Wallace has released two LP’s inthe last few years, “Sweet Madness”in 2011 and A Thousand MilesFrom Home in 2013. Recordedat different studios in SouthernCalifornia, she released them bothherself with help from fundraisingefforts by fans and friends.0 soundUpcoming Shows“I’m already itching to get back inthe studio to put down some songsthat I’ve written in the last year thatI think are my strongest yet,” shesaid . “Writing and recording aredefinitely learning processes, and Ifeel like this past year of constanttouring and performing has reallyhelped speed up that process”.Wallace is scheduled to embark onher longest tour yet starting Sept. 12in Chicago and working her way tothe Midwest through Indiana, Ohioand Pennsylvania, finishing up withtwo weeks of shows in Austin andthe Dallas/Fort Worth area.“I’m happy playing for a crowdof people who wants to hear what Ihave to say and who gets somethingfrom my music? Absolutely, as longas I can figure out a way to surviveon that, I’ll keep doing this” saidWallace.She plans to come back to theCentral Coast in December of thisyear, so stay tuned.For more information , visithttp://www.alicewallacemusic.com. ✤On Friday, Sept. 5 th at 9pm,The Fuel Dock will bepresenting an evening ofall-original music by Gene OhmBand with special guests SidewalkCriminal and Kyle Buller’s Day Off.While all 3 bands share local bassistGino Sagginario, each band has adistinctive sound and somethingspecial to bring to the stage.The opening band, Kyle Buller’s(pr. bull-er) Day Off writes catchysongs with psychedelic overtones.The artists Kyle Buller (guitar/vocals), Gino Sagginario (bass),Ben Beauchamp (slide guitar), PatLogan (keyboard) and Holly Knepfle(drums) will create a fun, dancingto-be-hadatmosphere to kick off theevening.Dubbed “Sidewalk Criminal” inhonor of those who have wrongfullybeen arrested for drunk in public,this band delivers a high-energyrock show that will push you fromthe edge of your seat and ontoyour feet. This heavy metal magicconsists of Hank Loiseau (guitar/vocals), Larry Rogers (guitar),Caleb Crosby (Drums) and GinoSagginario (bass).Last but not least, a few artistsfrom the previous 2 bands willcome forward as Gene Ohm Bandand close the evening. With thecombination of Kyle’s Buller’s guitarimprovisations, Caleb Crosby’sunique timing on the drums andof course Gino’s powerful bassplaying, this band sets a standardlike no other. Consider it rock n’ rollwith a curveball. Check out GeneOhm Band at soundcloud.com/geneohmband or on Facebook.There is no cover for this show andyou must be at least 21 to attend.The Fuel Dock is located in MorroBay at 900 Main St. Be sure to bringproper ID, cash for the bar and yourdancing shoes! ✤SATURDAYS 2-6PMFAMILY FUN!RSVP WITH US ON FACEBOOK


34 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • Tolosa PressEntertainmentWho What Where WhenMorro Bay will be the launchingspot for the “Never QuitChallenge” a 4-day 400-plusmile sea voyage on Kawasaki PWCsfrom here to San Diego, undertakenby wounded war veterans, and raisingmoney to support charities thatwork with veterans. The challenge isscheduled for Sept. 8-11 and will bemaking several stops along the route— Santa Barbara, Long Beach, and thefinal stop in San Diego, with a roundtrip out to Catalina Island from LongBeach.A special event will be held from 6-8p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Morro BayVet’s Hall, 209 Surf St., to give people achance to meet the veterans undertakingthe Challenge and wish them well.The event is free and donations areappreciated. The three main charitableorganizations are Phoenix PatriotFoundation, The Station Foundation,and The MARSOC Foundation.More information is available onthe event’s Website, see: www.neverquitchallenge.com and donationscan be made at: www.crowdrise.com/2014neverquitchallenge/fundraiser/shawnalladio.Join the SWAP Weed Warriors from9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 6 fortheir monthly battle with weeds inthe Elfin Forest of Los Osos. Meet atCode Blues Band plays on Sunday, Sept. 7 atthe Rotary Bandstand in the Village of ArroyoGrande.the north end of 15th Street off SantaYsabel Avenue. Wear sturdy shoes, longpants and sleeves. Bring work glovesand a shovel. Don’t block drivewaysor mailboxes when you park. After theworkday they will have cookies andnew volunteers will get a weed warriorbadge. For more information call 528-0392.Cork Couture, benefitting BigValarie Mulberry and David Loeppke will perform a free show at Linnaea’sCafé on Saturday, Sept. 13Brothers Big Sisters of San LuisObispo County takes place from 6-9p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Court StreetTerrace, 999 Monterey St., SLO. GoHawaiian. Libations and food fromlocal favorites on the Court StreetTerrace with live music by Fialta. Allproceeds benefit Big Brothers BigSisters. Tickets are $40. For moreinformation, 781-3226 or see: www.slobigs.org.SLO Little Theatre presents DavidLindsay-Abaire’s award winning play,We’re YourLARGE DIAMOND Specialists...We Buy GOLDand DIAMONDS...We Do EVERYTHING JEWELRY....We Also Carry PREMIUM CANES...So You Can Walk in STYLE.IT’S NOT CHIC TO PAY MORE!–J.P.805.473.1360857 Oak Park Blvd, Pismo Beach


Tolosa Press • September 4 - 10, 2014 • 35EAT | PLAY Entertainment | SHOPMary Jane Lamond and Wendy MaclsaacGood People on Sept. 5-21 Thursdays,Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., andSaturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Calleda “masterwork of the comedy-dramagenre,” Good People is directed byDavid Carey Foster. All performancestake place at the SLO Little Theatre,888 Morro St., in SLO. Tickets rangefrom $15 to $26 and can be purchasedat: www.slolittletheatre.org or call786-2440.The Arroyo Grande Village SummerConcert Series breaks out the blues withthe Code Blues Band at 1 p.m. Sunday,Sept. 7 at the Rotary Bandstand in theVillage of Arroyo Grande. Free. Coorganizedby the San Luis Obispo BluesSociety. Activities during the day willspotlight the concert sponsor the TalleyFarms Fresh Harvest program and thefeatured non-profit organization theArroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival.A raffle, food, drinks and free tours ofhistorical buildings in Heritage SquarePark are also available. Code Bluesplays a mix of classic blues songs,original blues and selected tunes fromthe discography of favorite modernblues artists. Code Blues was foundedby harmonica player and singer RickMunoz. Joining him on the front line isCraig Louis Dingman, aka “Big Daddy,”on guitar and vocals. Big Daddy bringsa jazzy touch to the proceedings withguitar and vocal incitement, and maybea laugh or two. The bottom end is heldup by John Paul Stinson on drums andLeo “The Glove” White on bass.Santa Barbara based singersongwriter’sValarie Mulberry andDavid Loeppke will perform a freeshow at Linnaea’s Café from 8-10 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 13. Linnaea’s is at 1110Garden St., San Luis Obispo. Bothsongwriters will take the stage solo andperform some duets too. Mulberry,who plays acoustic guitar, ukulele andharmonica will perform a selection ofsongs from her new CD, “The SimpleThings.” Loeppke plays piano and willperform songs form his EP, “Staring atthe Sun.”The Steinbeck Country Chapterof Trout Unlimited, Santa Lucia FlyFishers and Central Coast Fly Fishingare co-sponsoring the International FlyFishing Film Festival Saturday, Sept.27 at the Cuesta College AssociatedStudents Auditorium. Tickets are $15in advance, see: http://www.showclix.com/event/SANLUISOBISPOCA and$18 at the door. Children 15-underfree. The film festival consists of shortand feature length films produced byfilmmakers from around the world,showcasing the passion, the lifestyleand culture of fly fishing. Doors open at6:30 p.m. There will also be a drawingand silent auction. All proceeds goto the Steinbeck Country Chapter ofTrout Unlimited in support of salmonfisheries on the Central Coast. CallCentral Coast Fly Fishing at (831) 626-6586 for more information.Savor the Central Coast will end with“Good Vibrations” this year, when theannual foodie event concludes with aSept. 27 concert featuring Beach Boysfounder, Brian Wilson, at the VinaRobles Amphitheater in Paso Robles.Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast runsSept. 25-28 and showcases the talentsof Central Coast winemakers, brewmasters, chefs, artisan food purveyors,fishermen, farmers and entrepreneurs.Attendees can immerse themselvesin the Central Coast lifestyle throughguided culinary and outdoor adventuretours; a variety of evening eventsthroughout SLO County, including atHearst Castle; and regional wine andfood tastings and demonstrations atthe Main Event, at Santa MargaritaRanch. Wilson will perform from 6-11p.m. highlighting his new material andbe joined on stage by fellow Beach Boy,Al Jardin, to sing the band’s iconichits. Tickets for Wilson went on saleAug. 23 and the first 400 people to gothrough the gate will get a free Toranipicnic blanket. Find out the latestticket and hotel offerings at www.savorcentralcoast.com. They are alsoon Facebook, see: www.facebook.com/SavorCC, and on Twitter at, https://twitter.com/SavorCC.Something’s CookingAMERICAN & FOREIGN CUISINE SINCE 1982Sandee Helow805.772.0492Sandee@somethingcookingcatering.com | P.O. Box 1135, 888 Napa Street, Morro Bay


36 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • Tolosa PressEntertainmentBeach Boys founder, Brian Wilson will befeatured at Savor the Central Coast.Cambria’s Pewter Plough Playhousewill present, “Sea Marks,” a 2-characterplay by Gardner McKay, in a series ofthree, staged readings by Hollywoodactors, Christopher Lawand Mara Purl, set forFriday-Sunday, Sept.5-7. Tickets are $10 aperson and availableonline at: boxoffice@pewterploughplayhouse.org or call 927-3877.Show times are 7:30 p.m.Friday and Saturday witha 3 p.m. Sunday matinee.The readings mark the30th anniversary of Lawand Purl co-starring inthe play at the Playhousewhen the actors took asummer off from theirrespective TV careers inHollywood to spend asummer performing thetwo-character play inCambria. The Playhouse islocated at 824 Main Street(at Sheffield) in Cambria’sWest Village.Las Vegas’ Blue ManGroup returns to thePerforming Arts Centerat Cal Poly at 7:30 p.m.Tuesday and Wednesday,Sept. 23 and 24. Tickets range from$52 to $102 and may be purchasedin advance at the PAC Box Office,Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m.Call 756-4849 or order online at:www.calpolyarts.org. Show sponsoredby KSBY TV. Blue Man Group is bestknown for multimedia performancesthat feature three bald and bluecharacters with a show that is funny,intelligent and visually stunning. A liveband, whose haunting tribal rhythmshelp drive the show to its climax,accompanies the Blue Men.Ojai Valley author, Dr. Tobi Redlich,will sign her book, “ContemporaryRunes: A Guide To Your EssentialSelf,” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.13 at Coalesce Bookstore, 845 MainSt., Morro Bay. Redlich practicesnon-force chiropractic, cranio-sacraltherapy, and emotional freedomtechnique. She is also a flower essencepractitioner, formulating personalizedflower remedies for clients. The book isa spiritual and psychological handbookfor clearing the path to one’s authenticself. The book is for people interestedin exploring their personal barriersto physical, emotional, and spiritualhealth and has tools and techniquesto help unlock and release whateverforces may underlie a lack of wellbeing.Mary Jane Lamond and WendyMaclsaac, will bring their brand oftraditional Cape Breton music, to theRed Barn Community Music Series, at6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. No tickets arerequired but a minimum donation of$15 is collected at the door. Doors openat 4:30 and there’s a potluck supper at5. Bring a dish to share, place settingsand BYOB. Concert starts at 6 p.m. andthey will be joined on stage by SephPeters and Cathy Porter. Lamond isone of the few remaining Scots Gaelicsingers on the Cape Breton, and hasspent her life learning and spreadingthis endangered language and itsbeautiful songs. MacIsaac has longbeen one of the best fiddlers in CapeBreton, a land where it’s rumoredthat a fiddle hangs from nearly everyhousehold’s wall. The Red Barn isat 2180 Palisades Ave., Los Osos.This show is made possible throughthe generous support and assistanceof the entire Red Barn Community(a.k.a. Children of the Barn) and withsupport from KCBX Public Radio andLive Oak Music Festival. See: http://maryjaneandwendy.com for more onthe duo.Classical guitarist, Ines Thomé,will perform a benefit concert forthe G.Roger Bailey Classical GuitarScholarship Program, at 2 p.m.Sunday, Sept. 14. Suggested donationof $20 cash (sorry no credit cards).Reserve tickets by calling 771-8138 or


EAT | PLAY Entertainment | SHOPemail to: cbailey_1@charter.net.The Environmental Center of SanLuis Obispo, ECOSLO, is leading the30th Annual California Coastal CleanupDay from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday,Sept. 20 at locations throughout SLOCounty. Clean events will be held onlocal beaches and creeks. Volunteerscan sign up online for the CoastalCleanup in their area at: www.ecoslo.org/coastal-cleanup or contact KristaBurke at (805) 544-1777 or via emailat: ccd@ecoslo.org. ECOSLO is alsoaccepting donations to help with theeffort as well.The Cleanup is the State’s singlelargest effort to remove debris that hasaccumulated on beaches and inlandshorelines over the past year, bringingtens of thousands of volunteersstatewide out to protect the aquatic andmarine habitats.With lake levels dropped so much,one focus is being put on cleaning upthe extended shorelines and ECOSLOadded Lake Lopez to the list of CleanupSites this year. ECOSLO has beenorganizing this event since 2005. Lastyear, over 1,600 volunteers removedmore than 5,700 pounds of debris from29 beaches throughout SLO County.Bagpipe virtuoso, Carlos Nunez— “The Jimi Hendrix of bagpipe” —and his Band will perform the finalSLOFolks outdoor concert for thesummer at Castoro Cellars Winery at 7p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Tickets are $22a person and available at the winery,call 238-0725, at Boo Boo Records oronline at: www.castorocellars.com/Events. There’s a catered vegetariandinner by Fig Good Food available too.Castoro Cellars is at 1315 N. BethelRd., Templeton. More information isavailable at: www.slofolks.org.Los Osos Library invites readersto pack a dinner and join them for aclassic slapstick comedy film at 5:45p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 for family movienight. Free, popcorn courtesy of theFriends of the Los Osos Library. Thelibrary is at 2075 Palisades. Call 528-1862 for movie title.The Art Central Gallery, 1329Monterey St., SLO presents, “Reunion:1974-1978” an art show featuringformer members of the Cuesta CollegeArt Department. The show opensFriday, Sept. 5 with a reception form6-8 p.m. part of the monthly Art AfterDark. Show runs through Sept. 30.Hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to5:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10-5. See:www.artcentralslo.wordpress.com formore on the gallery. ✤Tolosa Press • September 4 - 10, 2014 • 37DON’T FLUSHMONEYDOWN THE DRAIN• Low-flow fixtures are required beforeconnecting to the new sewer system• County rebates can cover the full costof fixtures AND installation• Rebate amounts will be reduced in2015, so don’t wait!2015 REBATE VALUESToilets = up to $160 eachShowerheads = up to $30 eachFaucet Aerators = up to $5 each2014 REBATE VALUESToilets = up to $250 eachShowerheads = up to $40 eachFaucet Aerators = up to $5 eachPENNY’SALL-AMERICANCAFÉSave Now.Save Later.APPLY NOW!ConserveLosOsos.com(805) 788-6633 #1 Breakfast inPismo Beach 4 out of 5 Starson Trip Advisorand YelpLOS OSOS WATER CONSERVATIONREBATE PROGRAM 2013 PeoplesChoice–BestClam Chowder 2013 ChuckWagon ChiliCook Off–1st PlaceChili Verde20 % DISCOUNTFOR STUDENT ATHLETESCranial Sacral Treatmentfor Post-ConcussionSyndrome andSports Injuries(805)7763002LAUREN PREWITT, D.O., INC.traditional osteopathy1495 Palm Street, SLO | www.drlaurenprewitt.com80 5 soundfind your beat


38 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • Tolosa PressDinner and a MovieTeri Bayus can be reached at:livewell@teribayus.com or followher writings and ramblings at:www.teribayus.com. Dinner anda Movie is a weekly feature ofTolosa Press.Ilove when I get tips from readers(hint, hint — if you have a restaurantyou want me to try, please tell meabout it).My latest tip was from an impassionedman who wanted me to try a Mexicanrestaurant called Coronas in ArroyoGrande. He was thorough in telling methe best dishes and what to experimentwith and I am happy to tell you I waspleased.They brought out tortilla chips witha tasty salsa and the waitress suggestedthe guacamole so we ordered it.The guacamole did not disappoint,good flavor and plenty of the greengoodness. I was impressed that theyhad their own signature beer, pouredon draft. The Coronas Victory GoldenAle is their own private label. It waslight and crisp, a perfect accessory tothe hot flavors. The chips were hot andthe salsa packed a punch. We were offto a very good start.I tried the combination platechoosing a cheese enchilada toppedwith a smoky red mole sauce. The densetortilla made this an enchilada to beViva Coronas in Arroyo GrandeBy Teri Bayusremembered. My favorite part was theflauta. Stuffed with chicken and deepfried,this flour tortilla was topped witha unique, hot and spicy ranchero sauce— on of my favorites. It is a picantetomato-based sauce that includesonions, green chiles such as serranosand a touch of sweet seasonings.This Mexican salsa is most oftenassociated with huevos rancheros, butwas perfect on the flauta that was alsodraped with with guacamole and sourcream.A delicious chile relleno roundedout my trio. The eggs where fluffysurrounding an impeccably cookedPablano chili stuffed with cheese, it wasmemorable.Our next visit we did the “Platillosdel Mar” (Plates from the Sea) thatincluded soup. My Albondigas soupwith its vegetable base and spicymeatballs, rice, zucchini, celery, andpotato was delightful. The homemademeatballs were good enough to beserved by themselves.It was not spicy at all, but chockedfull of flavor. My main dish was the“Camarones a la Diablo” (or “DiabloShrimp”) seasoned with tomatoes,onions, green chiles and a spicy setyour-hair-on-firesauce. The largeprawns were cooked perfectly.The “El Gallo Burrito” (meaning therooster) was the one I was encouragedto try. It was huge, stuffed with chilerelleno, chili verde, and cheese andtopped with guacamole and sour cream.The chili verde was succulent and fullof flavor. When this dish is cookedcorrectly, as this was, it is outstanding.It was almost too big to finish.Coronas has many budget optionswith $1 taco Tuesdays and lunchspecials for $6.99. The specials includerice and beans and your choice ofenchilada, taco, flauta, carne asadataco, taquito, pork tamale, or chilerelleno. The plates were big and filling.Corona means “crown” in Spanishand this family is trying and succeedingin leading the Mexican food revolution.Coronas Mexican Restaurant is opendaily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. andeverything on the menu is made fromscratch. It is located at 1263 E GrandAve., in Arroyo Grande. Call them at473-9999. ✤‘Boyhood’ An Extraordinary FilmBy Teri BayusEvery once in a while, you canwitness something that hits youat your very core. I’ve felt thisvery few times in my film loving career.I gazed in awe at the sight of dinosaursin Steven Spielberg’s, “Jurassic Park,”marveled witnessing the birth of theuniverse in Terrence Malick’s, “TheTree of Life,” and now, I sit in sheeradmiration and respect at the magicthat is Richard Linklater’s, “Boyhood.”After more than a century of filmhistory, it’s hard for filmmakers tocome up with something that hasn’tbeen done before. But Linklater hasdone just that. He’s invented the timelapsefeature film.Just as in nature documentaries,where you see a flower budding,blooming and dying in just a fewseconds, we see 12 years of growing upin less than 3 hours.Filmed over 12 years with the samecast, Boyhood is a groundbreakingstory of growing up as seen throughthe eyes of a child named Mason (abreakthrough performance by EllarColtran), who literally grows up onscreen before our eyes.He starts at 6 and it goes until heis 18, an amazing feat, if only in thetenacity of it. Starring Ethan Hawke andPatricia Arquette as Mason’s parentsand newcomer Lorelei Linklater as hissister, Samantha.Boyhood gives us a microscopic viewof the messy world of divorce, familyblending from new relationships, andthe impact of poor relationship choiceson kids. Linklater had no set scriptand so the stories (and even the actors’lines) were hashed out between theproduction team and the actors justdays before each annual shoot.This gives the movie a breathtakingrealism complete with all the wartsthat you can imagine arising from themother’s second and third marriages— to alcoholics — whilst she pursuesa second career, training to become acollege teacher.This is a fine film and definitelya pretty good coming-of-age story.There’s really not much here to discussin terms of technical achievementsbecause it’s all pretty straightforwardand simple, of course not countingthe obvious achievement at its core —following these actors over 12 years.Many people will connect with it on astrong emotional level.Linklater has always been an edgy,experimental, director and one thatI covet. His overuse of improvisatoryconversation among the actors in hisBefore trilogy, and his sojourn intomany genres from animation (WakingLife), comedies (School of Rock,Bernie), biographies (Me and OrsonWelles), and coming of age tales (Dazedand Confused) have had a profoundeffect on his art and have earned himmany accolades.He deserves every one of them.This movie is special, it may feel toonormal to be viewed as a gem, but it isextraordinary. ✤


anniversaryMorro Bay Celebrates 50 YearsTolosa Press • September 4 - 10, 2014 • 39Auer Real Estate is located in the Village of Arroyo Grandespecializing in all areas of Real Estate on the Central Coast. Brenda Auer/Brokerhas sold over 70 million dollars in properties and continues to be one of the TopProducers in the area. Auer Real Estate has Hundreds of very happy clients andwants you to be one of them. When you have Real Estate questions or just wantto see what the market is doing. We Are Here To Help! Put Auer Team on yourside. Call today to find out why we are one of the BEST in the area. BrendaAuer/Broker #01310530 Auer Real Estate 104 W. Branch St., ArroyoGrande, CA 93420 (805) 801-6694Kelly Vandenheuvel is a broker associate with Patterson Realty.With offices located in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and ArroyoGrande, Kelly helps people sell and buy homes through out San Luis ObispoCounty. Having lived on the central coast for more than thirty years, Kelly hasin depth knowledge of specific communities through out the county. Kelly’sareas of expertise include residential, commercial, ranch properties and vacantland. Whether you are considering the sale of your home or are in the marketto purchase property, Kelly will provide you with the information and tools youneed for a successful transaction. Kelly is a member of the California Associationof Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, Leading Real Estate Companiesof the World, and has served on the Scenic Coast Association of Realtors Boardof Directors as Program Chair, Secretary and Director. In addition to working inreal estate for almost a decade, Kelly has worked as the advertising manager forthe Tribune and Sun Bulletin in Morro Bay specializing in real estate! She hasbeen a volunteer for Pacific Wildlife Care as a wildlife rehabilitation specialist,and educator since 1983. Ask Kelly about charitable donations for non-profitorganizations, she will donate up to 10% of her commission for a charity of yourchoice. (805) 471-104630 TH ANNUAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAYSATURDAY 20 TH 9 AM TO 12PMWWW.ECOSLO.ORG 805-544-1777 CCD@ECOSLO.ORGSign up online NOW!Morro Bay National Estuary Program·SLO County Integrated WasteManagement Authority·Robin’s Restaurant·Martin’s Resorts·Los OsosCommunity Service District·Morro Bay BEAUTIFUL·El Dorado Broadcasters·First American Title· Tolosa Press


40 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • Tolosa PressCOASTAL CULTUREDutch CourageBy Gareth KellyPhotos courtesy of Helma SmuldersTake a kayak out in Morro bayand you may come across a smallkayak with a small sail and acheerful man in his mid 60s with a widegrin across his face. Wave to him andhe will probably not wave back. Shoutto him and he may not reply. AdrianSmulders is not being rude, he simplycannot see or hear you.Originally from Valkenswaard inHolland, Smulders, along with hisbrother, mother and father, survizedthe brutality of a Nazi labor camp theyimmigrated to the United States asrefuges after World War II ending upin Pasadena. For the most part, hischildhood was like that of many aroundhim, but at 7-years-old, he noticedsomething was happening with hisvision.“I would be out with friends and theywould be looking up at stars. I wouldlook up but I couldn’t see them. I neverthought anything of it and thought itwas normal,” Smulders said.In the late ’60s, Smulders attendedCal Poly Pomona where he eventuallygraduated in 1972 as a Triple E, anelectrical and electronics engineer.While at college, Smulders began tonotice more problems with his sight.“I was driving one day looking foran address,” Smulders said. “I couldsee the road ahead but I couldn’t seethe speedometer right in front of me. Ihad a kind of tunnel vision. I ended uphaving an accident but, again, I reallydidn’t think much of it.”In 1976, however, Smulders wasdiagnosed with Usher Syndrome, a raregenetic disorder caused by the mutationof any one of 10 genes resulting in theloss of both vision and hearing. By now,Smulders was married to a fellow Dutchrefuge Helma. They were on their waywith two daughters and eventuallyeight grandchildren. After working forvarious companies designing industrialcontrols and prototypes, Smuldersretired in 1992 and moved to San LuisObispo in 1995.“I had had a hearing aid since the5 th grade and I never let it affect me.As my vision got worse, I adjustedand learned to cope with it,” Smulderssaid. “The hardest thing was losing myability to drive and therefore some ofmy independence.”All throughout his life, Smulders hashad a connection to the sea. “Growingup in Holland, some family friends hada 24-foot sailboat we took to Yugoslaviaand sailed on the Adriatic Sea. Wesailed on small rivers and kayaks andby the time I was living in the U.S., Iwould rent Lido’s in Newport and DanaPoint. Little by little I got one boat afteranother. I couldn’t really see anythingbut I didn’t tell anyone. I wanted to sailto Catalina, so I got a self-steering windvane to steer the boat and set off toAvalon. I can make out gray shapes orsmudges as I like to call them, so whenI think I saw Avalon, I turned the boataround and headedback before the winddied,” Smulders said.Seemingly unaffected by hisdisabilities, he had always dreamt ofbuilding his own boat. He bought aset of plans for an Amigo 22 and aftermany years of work, launched it inMorro Bay in 1999.Two years ago, Smulders decided itwas time for an upgrade and bought anIslander 36 that he currently sails andraces with friends out of the Morro BayYacht Club. “Kayaking and sailing givesme a real sense of independence. Otherpeople get afraid or worried aboutme, but I can find my way around aboat no problem. I love to get in frontof the sails to feel the wind and thespray and the feel of the boat. When Ikayak I head out of the channel fromthe State Marina, and as long as I canmake out the smudges of the tree lineI know where I am. There was a time Ididn’t know whether the marina was tothe left or the right, so I just guessed, ILuckily for this fearless adventurer,technology has really started to helpSmulders be able to do more and more.“My iPhone is set to be audible. I caneven send text messages but it can bejust get Helma to doit, but, in general,technology is reallyhelping people likeindependence. I can’twait for the Googlecar, then I can headoff to Morro Bay,around town I needto do, stay on theboat and head backwant without havingto rely on Helma.Without technology,people like me wouldSmulders is readyto put his feet upmodest man with adelightful sense ofhumor still has bigplans for the future.“Helma doesn’t likeIslander is a trueblue water cruiser soI see no reason whyI can’t take it on a cruise to Cabo orSo the next time the man in the kayakseems to be ignoring you, look for thewide grin on his face. That’ll be AdrianSmulders simply living life to the fullestnot being held back by his disabilities.figured it was 50/50,” he said.tedious, I usuallymyself gain somedo all the thingshome whenever Ibe very isolated,”Smulders said.At 65-yearsoldand withhis disabilities,most would thinkand be contentwith listening toaudio books. Notso. This humble,the idea but thesomething,” he said.Here’s to you, Adrian. ✤


Brews and Bites: A FundraiserPhotos by Erin O’DonnellSLO City News • September 4 - 10, 2014 • 41COMMUNITYGymnastics Cheer Acrobatics Tumble & Trampoline Music Together USAMA KarateBrews and Bites brought hundreds to San Luis Obispo’s Mission Plaza to raisemoney for the Woods Humane Society last weekend.Love for good beer and love for cute animals converged for the Sixth AnnualBrews and Bites event working with breweries from across the County alongside localrestaurants. Organizers said the goal of the event was to build the brewing industrywhile doing good. The event has raised the largest individual donations for the humanesociety each year. ✤Welcome Back to OUR School!Parent ParticipationSessionsBaby Roos8 months to 15 monthsKangaroos & You16 months to 2 yearsSuper Roos2 year-oldsCCG’s Rockin’Open House Party!September 20 1-3 pmFree to all attendees.Giveaways, performances,demos, in-gym play time,and more!25% OFFfirst month’s tuition for newand non-enrolled studentsNot valid with any other offers. One coupon per person. Expires September 30, 2014PreschoolGymnasticsProgramTiny Tigers3 year-oldsSuper Bears4 year-oldsOct 11 & 12 at CCG!More details online atwww.iflipforCCG.com16,000 square feetof Fun & Fitness!2014 USANational Team MembersAnaliese Feuerstein & Janelle SetinaNational ChampionsLevel 7 Women’s GroupBreezie, Natalie, & MakenaNational ChampionsLevel 7 Women’s PairShay & FaithRecreational& CompetitiveProgramsGirls and Boys ages 5 and up805 549-8408 iflipforCCG.com 21 Zaca Lane, SLO TWENTY-THREE YEARS23IN BUSINESS SLO 2014Congratulations!Bringing Back Radio to the Community.100%listener/communitysupportedshowsfrom local residentsfood & winepharmacologypetsbusinesscouncilrecoverycommunitycalendarastrologyhealth & fitnessmusicinterviews805-772-1314 Business Office | 805-772-2037 Listener LineEsteroBayRadio.org


42 • September 4 - 10, 2014 • SLO City NewsNEWSMeasure G Commissioners Sought in SLOBy Camas FrankThe City of San Luis Obispowants applicants for ajob that may or may notcome into being. Applicationsare being accepted now throughFriday, Oct. 24 for the “Citizen’sRevenue Enhancement OversightCommission.”Now hang on, committees andcommissions that San Luis ObispoCity government requests citizensto serve on can be a little confusing,especially in the area of finances.There’s the Investment OversightCommittee, which until recentlydidn’t have any members ofthe public on it but did gain anindependent member in the personof local architect and landlord SteveBarasch. It oversees the investmentof the City’s $91.5 million reservesand savings funds, and at a recentmeeting looked into the strategiesfor paying down an estimated$150 million pension nliability in coming years.Then there is thenow dissolved, “LocalRevenue MeasureAdvisory Committee.”That body issued its finalreport, “Recommendationsfor a Revenue AugmentationBallot Measure,” last February.Its majority-report conclusion,after months of data analysis onthe soon to sunset Measure Y andbenefits that the half-percent salestax did or did not have, was that theCity Council pursue another ballotmeasure substantially similar to theold one.As a result of the compromisesthat council members made amongthemselves with Measure G,a new half-percent salestax on the Nov. 2 ballot,authorization for a thirdbody was passed in July.According to theCity’s job descriptionfor the Citizen’s RevenueEnhancement OversightCommission, “a five memberAdvisory Body will review, reportand make recommendationsdirectly to the San Luis Obispo CityCouncil regarding the revenue andexpenditures of the City’s voterapprovedgeneral purpose, halfpercentsales tax.”Applicants must be residentsof the City and preference willtherefore be given to applicants withexperience in finance, budgeting,or municipal accounting. And theCommission job will only come intobeing if voters approve Measure G.And unlike many other city advisoryboards, this one will at least getpaid.Compensation is to be on par withthe Planning Commission. Eventhough the rate of pay was recentlyincreased for that body, it’s not agood incentive to quit a day job.Planning Commissioners currentlyreceive $60 per meeting with amaximum of $240 a month.Applications are available onlineat: www.slocity.org or at the CityClerk’s Office, 990 Palm St. ✤2014Concerts P laza2014 FREE LIVE MUSICFridays 5 - 8 PMin Downtown SLO’sMission PlazaFor details, contact the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association at (805) 541 - 0286 or visit www.DowntownSLO.comNo Smoking in Mission Plaza | No Pets | Food & Drink Available | No Outside Alcoholic Beverages2014Rotary Bandstand, Heritage Square Park, Arroyo GrandeConcert Sponsor:SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 @ 1:00 PMFeatured NonprofitOrganization: n:FREESLO Blues Society Welcomes theCode Blues BandRelax and enjoy free outdoor Sundaysummer concerts with food, drinks andice cream available. Bring a chair,the kids and dancing shoes!Additional information on this show’s concert sponsors, performers and participants:rabobank.com | talleyfarmsfreshharvest.com | agharvestfestival.com | www.sloblues.org


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44 •• September 4 - 410, - 10, 2014 2014 • Tolosa • Tolosa Press PressIn the BlackAre You Spending Enough Time With Your Team?By Michael GuntherThe job of a leader is to maketheir employees successfulby developing their skills andassisting them in achieving theiroutcomes. By truly understandingthe individuals on their team andspending time coaching these folks,the leaders should have a highperforming team — right?Yet, I speak to leaders all thetime complaining they haveunderperforming team members.Team members that were once solidplayers, but are no longer “A” teamplayers and the leaders are questioningwhether or not these individuals shouldbe on their team any longer.When speaking to these leaders, oneof the first questions I ask is: How muchone-on-one time are you spending withyour “underperforming” team member?Next, I inquire about the employee’slast performance review, as well as theindividual’s 12-month growth plan.More often than not, I just get a blankstare back at me. Typically, the leaderhasn’t facilitated a formal performancereview in years, if ever. In addition,they have no idea what I mean about a“growth plan.”This would be like recruiting a playerfor your sports team, but spending notime coaching them at practice. Youhave no plan to develop their skills or toimprove their performance.In my opinion, most leaders hire forthe “major leagues” but just assumethese players should be able to play atthe major league level without goingto the farm teams first and with noguidance. The reality is, this isn’t howstar performers are created.Why should it be any different inbusiness? There is a desire to wantmajor league players on our teams,therefore we hire passionate, strongindividuals, but provide little guidanceor direction. Imagine if you actuallyspent time with each of your teammembers to get clear understanding onhow their job is going and where theywould like to develop their skills.Then, imagine meeting with themon a regular basis helping them getbetter at their jobs and assisting themin reaching their growth goals. Afterspending this time, do you think youmight have different performing teammembers? Your main role as a leaderis to develop your team to achieve theoutcomes you want — right?Many leaders push back on thisconcept stating they just don’t havethe time to perform one-on-ones orspend time with their team. My beliefis these leaders have it all wrong. Theydon’t have any time because they aren’tspending time developing their team.By developing their team they wouldbe amazed what could come off theirplate and how their underperformingindividuals begin to transition to highperforming team players.Bottom LineTake the time to get to know yourteam and coach them to levels ofperformance. By simply asking wherethey want to develop their skills andcreating a plan to help achieve thosegoals, can go a long way towardsloyalty and higher performance.Lastly, strong players wantfeedback on their performancebecause they truly want to improveand contribute more to the team.You are doing a disservice toyourself, your organization, andyour team if you are not providingthis feedback on a regular basis.This is another article in aseries on Michael Gunther’sentrepreneurial story and howbeing raised in a large family andhis belief in creating a growthcompany with a work-to-livementality has influenced his career.To read previous articles see hisblog at: www.Collaboration-llc.com. ✤Michael Gunther is founderand president of Collaboration,LLC, a team of highly skilledbusiness professionals dedicatedto assisting proactive businessowners to build profitable,sustainable businesses throughresults-oriented education andconsulting services. Learn moreat: www.Collaboration-llc.com.His column is a regular feature ofTolosa Press.80 5 sound find your beatfind your beat


Tolosa Tolosa Press Press • • September 4 4 - 10, - 10, 2014 • 45In the BlackBusiness of the Month: Tognazzini’s DocksideBy Ruth Ann AngusIt’s hard to believe that locals andtourists have been enjoying thefood at Tognazzini’s DocksideRestaurant for 10 years already.Mark and Bonnie Tognazziniopened in April of 2004 and itimmediately became a favoriteplace for many.In the years since, two adjunctsto the main restaurant came about,Dockside II, with outdoor dining,music, dog friendly and adjacent tothe fish market, and Dockside III,a smokehouse, pub and oyster bar.The Dockside family of restaurantsis the Morro Bay Chamber ofCommerce’s Business of the Month.One of the reasons the eatery isso successful is because they servefresh caught fish, most of it fromthe West Coast.Mark Tognazzini is an activecommercial fisherman and hasbeen plying the waters of thePacific for more than four decades.Many of us remember getting freshcaught salmon and other fish fromhim right off his boat, the BonnieMarietta.Tognazzini is also a supporterof many community events andfundraisers. This writer is gratefulfor the food he donated to afundraiser held for me during myfight against breast cancer in 2007.I always enjoy seeing him at therestaurant, where we can hagglewith each other over whether seaotters are the cause of the declinein some shellfish. He says they are;I say they aren’t, but we do thislovingly.I am not the only one who can testifyto the delights of Dockside; here aresome comments from loyal patrons:Mary Leizear, of Morro Bay Rotarysaid, “I have known Mark for manyyears. When he sold whole fish offhis boat, I loved standing in line withthe old-timers and listening to storiesof Morro Bay’s long history as afisherman’s town. Mark’s dad, Wilmar,was the line coordinator and the beststoryteller of them all.“When Mark opened Dockside,the long lines of people just movedindoors to eat and kept telling stories.Of courses, there was Wilmar, theconsummate host, making sure everydish was perfect. All the tables in therestaurant feature pictures of the localfisher-folk and their boats. The food isalways wonderful, and Mark’s successis a wonderful testimony to hard workand meticulous planning.”Mark’s love of his hunting dogs isreflected in the dog-friendly patioof Dockside II, everyone’s favoriteafternoon hangout. Watching thefishing boats unload their catch andlistening to delightful local musiciansmakes the day even more enjoyable.Mark’s generosity in support oflocal nonprofits is legendary. I haveasked for and received dozens of giftcertificates for the various local nonprofitsI support, and Mark has alwaysgranted every request with a smile anda big hug.Local journalist Judy Salamachasaid, “When we just have to have freshfish and have Cajun along, we headfor Dockside II, outdoors on the dock,usually fun but not overwhelmingmusical entertainment, watchingthe birds and beasts in the bay, andenjoying evermore consistent goodtastingfish and fixings and a pitcher ofbrew, of course.Aaron Ochs, Eco-Rotary Clubpresident-elect said, “Tognazzini’sDockside is very generous with theirportions. Everything on the menu ispure quality, fresh, and plentiful.You will never leave there hungry.”Anne Albright, retired tour guideextraordinaire, said, “We like theappetizer tray and bread while youwait. Staff is helpful when you askfor changes like broiled instead offried. They don’t mind splittingchecks, which is helpful with seniorgroups.”Patricia Jensen-Cox of PasoRobles said, “My granddaughter,daughter and I like Tognazzini’sDockside. I always order fish andsalad and find it delicious. Whenthe weather is nice, and the musicis good it’s a wonderful place toeat. Once when I wasn’t watchinga seagull came down and snatcheda piece of my granddaughter’s fish.My fault!”Janice Peters, former Morro Baymayor and actress extraordinairesaid, “Dockside Too has sponsoredthe annual Mermaid & PirateParade for six years now, feeding acrew of 100 or so pirates, mermaidsand sea creatures and their parentsfor free. Their generosity is endlessand much appreciated!”Morro Bay resident RuthVasconcellos said, “Dockside isour family favorite. We love sittingoutside and enjoying the sea air, theseals, the birds and the live music.Not to mention the hospitality whichis always most welcoming.” ✤BUY 1 Dinnerand Get 1FREETheGirl’sRestaurantMon–Thu 7am–7:30pm7 Sat Days & Sun a Week 7am–2pm • 7am–2pm1237 Grand Avenue • Arroyo Grande • 805-473-1069PARKING?...DON’T NEED IT! GASOLINE?...DON’T NEED IT!Morro Bay TransitFixed RouteTRANSIT4Let Morro Bay Transit do thedriving so you don’t have to.4DEVERYONESCHEDULE:Monday-Friday6:25am - 6:45pmSaturday8:25am - 4:25pmmore information:morro-bay.ca.us/transit80 5 soundfind your beat


46 •• September 4 - 410, - 10, 2014 2014 • Tolosa • Tolosa Press PressIn the BlackVeg This WayBy Gareth KellyPhotos courtesy of Veg This WayIt’s a familiar story. Get in toCal Poly, get a great education,fall in love with San LuisObispo and its surrounding area,graduate with a great degree froma great school and are then facedwith the unenviable decision ofwhat to do next. Do you leaveparadise and head to the Bay Areafor a job or maybe south to L.A.?For many, the decision is oftenmade by the lack of opportunitieslocally within their chosen career.There is, however, another way,one that appealed to three recentfemale graduates.Sabrina Mutillo, Kaitlin Munozand Kate Mecozzi, all recentgraduates of Cal Poly, are theowners and founders of Veg ThisWay and their product, the RawrBar, an all-natural fruit leathertypesnack bar focused primarily atchildren.“We wanted to find a way to getmore fruits and vegetables into thediets of children,” said Munoz, herselfa food science major. Alongside herfellow food science major, Mutillo,they entered a couple of businesscompetitions with moderatesuccess. To help them even further,they recruited Mecozzi, a businessmajor, and entered an elevator pitchcompetition that eventually led themto the SLO HotHouse acceleratorprogram, a 12-week intensiveprogram designed to help youngentrepreneurs fine tune both theirproducts and business models.“We did a lot of productdevelopment during this time. Wetasted the product, found out whatconsumers wanted and figured outwhat we could do to make the productbetter,” Mecozzi said.After proving both themselves andtheir product, the girls got acceptedto the next level of the HotHouse,the Incubator program, a two-yearprogram providing new start-upswith mentors, office space and legalresources among numerous othertools to really help new businessesflourish.Their Rawr Bar is a gluten-free,all-natural fruit and vegetable snackbar with half a portion of fruit andvegetables with no sugar.“We’ve been doing really well. Weare in 27 stores as well as online withmany repeat orders. We currentlyhave two main flavors, sweet potatoand beet. We hope to have moreflavors like strawberry kale soon,”Mutillo said.With their bars containing onlyfive ingredients, the first being avegetable, these young businessladies are hopingto capture thehearts andminds of parentsincreasinglylooking toprovide their kidsa healthier optionthan traditionalcandy.One of theirmentors throughthe HotHouse isSabrina Harperfrom Wells Fargo,who informed thegirls about WellsFargo’s NationalSmall Businesscompetition. The girls wrote therequired 600-word essay andsubmitted their application.“We really didn’t think anythingwould come of it. There werethousands of entrants from allover the country. A few weeksago we got an email saying wehad made the top 25, winningus $1,000 with the chance ofwinning the top prize of $25,000.The winner is announced onSeptember 8,” Mutillo said.A year into the incubatorprogram, they still hand-makeall the Rawr bars but are hopingto scale up to a more automatedsystem as they increase sales aswell as the number of flavors.And, they have managed tocreate jobs for themselves so theycan stay in SLO, To find out moreabout the Rawr bar and whereyou can buy them, visit www.vegthisway.com. ✤Creative Elegant AffordablePricing & Packaging to suit every budget & wedding size.805.235.6365 carriejaymes@hotmail.com www.carriejaymes.comConstruction Services805-574-3155We Do All The “Honey Do’s”All Household RepairsProviding Professional Handyman ServicesFree EstimatesLicensed and Fully Insured: Contractors License No. 306732 Residential and Commercial Services


Tolosa Tolosa Press Press • • September 4 4 - 10, - 10, 2014 • 47Biz BriefsBusiness News and AnnouncementsCompiled by Camas FrankIn the BlackThe San Luis Obispo LiteracyCouncil needs volunteer tutorsto work with people throughoutSLO County. The Council is holdingtutor training workshops from 9 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 13 and20 at the San Luis Obispo City/CountyLibrary on the corner of Palm andOsos streets. Cost is $25. Call 541-4219 for information and to sign up.To volunteer, see the website at: www.sloliteracy.org for more information.Members of the “San LuisObispo Duplicate Bridge Club”recently raised $11,844 tosupport Alzheimer’s Association’sresearch, during the club’s, “TheLongest Day” fundraiser, a bridgetournament — from sunrise tosunset — held June 21. More than160 bridge clubs in 45 states and Canadawere represented on The Longest Day,which all told raised a total of $531,332for the Alzheimer’s Association. Sincetheir partnership began in 2013, ACBLand the Alzheimer’s Association haveraised more than $1 million throughThe Longest Day fundraisers. Thelocal club’s team, “SLO Bridge toRemember,” led by team captain GinaKirk, was one of 12 participating teamsin the local tournament. For moreinformation about the ACBL, see: www.acbl.org.The San Luis Obispo Chamberof Commerce welcomed the latestsandwich shop in Downtown SLO,Which Wich, to the chamber witha ribbon cutting ceremony lastweek. At the shop, customers are givencontrol over the deli production lineand what kind of a sandwich they endup with. Their address is 1035 ChorroSt. See the full menu or order online at:www.whichwich.com.Tolosa Children’s DentalCenter, a non-profit organizationthat provides dental care forunderserved children in SLOCounty, got a grant from theHenry Schein Cares GlobalProduct Donation Program. The granthas provided several health care productdonations valued at $5,000–$25,000each over the course of two years toTolosa Children’s Dental Center. “Everydonated product that we can use frees upmoney to be spent on other items. This isespecially helpful since the 10% reductionin reimbursement rates from Denti-Calhas taken effect,” stated Clinic Director,Suzanne Russell.Coastal Community Builders, thecompany trying to develop the formerDalidio Property, contributed $5,000to the San Luis Obispo County BicycleCoalition’s Connect SLO Countyinitiative. Connect SLO County aims to,“build a network of safe access to bikingand walking for everyday transportationand recreation.” The Connect SLO Countywebsite (connectslocounty.org) is whereriders can learn about how they canadvocate for more paths. Presenting thedonation, Gary Grossman, president ofCoastal Community Builders, said, “Weare very impressed with the collaborativenature of this initiative as well as educatingour local leaders on the need to completethe paths that our cities have been planningfor years.” According to Dan Rivoire,Executive Director of the SLO CountyBicycle Coalition, “This incredibly generousdonation will allow the Bicycle Coalition tocontinue our focus on proving to decisionmakers that local residents desperatelywant more safe places to bike, walk, stroll,and play.”United Way of San Luis ObispoCounty recently led two efforts tosend children back to school with,“KidSpree,” a shopping event thatprovides children with new schoolclothes, and “Stuff the Bus,” a schoolsupplies drive supporting localschools, teachers and families. Arecord breaking 250 local children weresponsored for the 17th Annual Kid Spree onJuly 27. The event was held at Kohl’s in PasoRobles and SLO. The K-12 children werenominated by local non-profit agencies andwere paired with a volunteer to help themshop for the items they most needed. Eachof the Kohl’s stores waived sales taxes andoffered additional discounts. Stuff the Buscollected over $31,000 worth of schoolsupplies, which included more than 900glue sticks, 1,700 spiral notebooks and 300backpacks. All donations were distributedamong school districts in the county. Dozensof other local businesses and institutionsalso contributed in some way. For moreinformation about these programs email to:rcementina@unitedwayslo.org.The Cal Poly JournalismDepartment will host the inauguralJim Hayes Symposium: AdvancingIntegrity in Journalism andCommunication from 8:30 a.m. to4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, in ChumashAuditorium on campus. The forum willbring together journalists, communicationsprofessionals, scholars, students, educators,and the public to address challenges toethical communication and how to set theexample. “In an era when anyone witha Smartphone and a Facebook page canbecome a publisher, it’s more importantthan ever to recommit to the values that drivetrustworthy news and information,” saidJournalism Department Chairwoman MaryGlick. Karen Miller Pensiero, newsroomstandards editor of The Wall Street Journal,will give the keynote address. Pensiero isresponsible for upholding and teachingjournalism standards and ethics at thepaper’s headquarters in New York and itsbureaus around the globe. Tickets are $70 aperson and include entry, breakfast, lunch,parking, and a copy of the symposiumsummary report. Register online at: bit.ly/1q3upLu.Pacific Eye is seeking thecommunity’s help in selectingworthy non-profit organizations toparticipate in its “Pacific Eye GivesBack Challenge.” The challenge isdesigned to, “highlight the outstandingorganizations that make positivechange visible on the Central Coast.”Community members and local nonprofitrepresentatives can nominate theircharity of choice one of two ways before thesubmission deadline on Sept. 9 — throughPacific Eye’s Facebook page, (www.facebook.com/PacEyeMD) or downloada nomination form and email it to:nominations@paceyemd.com by the ninth.Pacific Eye’s team of physicians will reviewthe nominations and select 10 organizationsto move on to the voting round. Formore information, see: Facebook.com/PacEyeMD or email Amie DuMong at:adumong@paceyemd.com.French Hospital Medical Centerhas introduced SLOCounty’sonly cardiac electrophysiologyprogram. Electrophysiology (EP) isthe science of diagnosing and treatingheart rhythm disorders. The newequipment will allow French to treatpatients for the ailments instead ofhaving them travel outside the area.The American RainwaterCatchment Systems Associationis offering a comprehensive“Rainwater Catchment AccreditedProfessional Training Course,”set for Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept.16-17 at the Ludwig CommunityCenter, 864 Santa Rosa St., cornerof Santa Rosa and Mill streets in SanLuis Obispo. Tuition is $395 and ifreaders want to become an accreditedprofessional rainwater catcher, thereis an additional $150 testing fee andARCSA membership is required.Register online at: www.arcsa.org.The Independent GrapeGrowers of the Paso Robles Areaassociation, “dedicated to theadvancement of superior winegrape growing,” has announcedthat Linda Jaimez, and AdamHinrichs are its scholarshipwinners for the 2014-15 academicyear. Each student will receive$3,000 toward college tuition, as theypursue degrees in viticulture-relatedfields. Hinrichs is a recent graduate ofTempleton High School and Jaimez isa Paso Robles native and current fourthyear viticulture student at Fresno State.Scholarships are awarded based onacademic excellence and financial need.Students interested in applying shouldcontact the association’s scholarshipcommittee chairman, Bob Fonarow, at857-4400 for an application. For moreinformation about the organization,see: www.iggpra.com.Send business news andannouncements for consideration to:frank@tolosapress.com.


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