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Transitions-Mental Health Association
executive director JILL BOLSTER-WHITE
stops in to discuss issues around mental
health and wellness.
Now Hear This
Rock-pop-soul band B & THE HIVE hit the
open road with a steady stream of gigs.
Inspired by sunshine days of summer,
PADEN HUGHES heads to the farm for fun
filled afternoon of berry picking.
On the Rise
San Luis Obispo High School graduating
senior ANNEKE MOERSDORF is gearing up
to run track and field at Oregan State.
Look no further for insight into the local housing market
as we share the year-to-date statistics of home sales
for both the city and the county of San Luis Obispo.
Warm weather and vacation season are upon us, but
before we throw on our suits and head to the beach, we
take a minute to review the latest news on sunscreen.
With local shops brewing a delicious cup of the good
stuff, JAIME LEWIS implores locals to stop in, savor the
aroma, and enjoy a sweet sip.
Artist JERRY SCOTT opens the doors to
his design studio located in the heart of
downtown San Luis Obispo.
Brush off the barbecue and head to the butcher,
because CHEF JESSIE RIVAS is taking grilled leg of
lamb to the next level with every mouth-watering bite.
Visiting a winery is just as much about the experience as
it is about the wine itself. ANDRIA MCGHEE guides us to
some of the best local spots to take in the sweeping views.
‘Tis the season for beer festivals and BRANT MYERS
shares how to make the most of it.
Looking for something to do? We’ve got you covered.
Check out the calendar to discover the best events
around the Central Coast in June and July.
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| PUBLISHER’S MESSAGE
I am fascinated by high school students who have 4.5 GPAs. For me, I was generally able to get the “.5” part
of that number, but the “4” always eluded me. Math was never my thing; in fact, the only arithmetic I was
ever proficient in was the kind required to calculate the fewest number of classes I would need to graduate.
And, the only thing that stood in the path between me and my diploma during my senior year was Home
Economics 2, which was known as “the cooking class.”
It was sometime in May of that year when my parents received a one-line letter that ominously read in
all-caps as if it were a telegram from 1929 crying out the news of the stock market crash: “THOMAS
DEAN FRANCISKOVICH HAS 73 UNEXCUSED ABSENCES THIS SEMESTER.” Along with my
unsanctioned sabbatical, I was also lugging around a D- average, which meant that I was at serious risk of
not graduating. Despite Mom and Dad’s crystal-clear instructions to fly straight and finish strong, I decided
instead to double down on the fun—when it came to that subject, I had an A+.
Besides, I had the formula worked out. I just had to do well on the final exam in Home Ec. No problem. Except it was a problem because I thought it
would be a great idea to start a food fight in the student kitchen during the last week of school. When the hostilities ended, the teacher immediately,
and rightly, identified me as the instigator and I was hauled off to the principal’s office. With my head bowed and my dusty baseball cap in my tomato
stained hands, I was stunned by the verdict: I was being suspended for the last week of school, which meant I would not be allowed to take the final
exam in Home Ec. The principal said the words that had been nipping at my heels all year: “I’m really sorry, Tom, but you are not going to graduate.”
All five stages of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ grief model pounded me at once: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. I decided that
bargaining was my best bet, so I gave it everything I had. Begging and pleading, I made my case: “There had to be another way. What about extra credit?
I’ll do whatever it takes, anything.” As she sat there watching me grovel, the principal decided to call in my Home Ec teacher. The two of them talked
behind the closed door for far too long, then I was called back in. With both women burning holes in my forehead with their laser-beam focus of
disgust and contempt, I was informed there was a glimmer of hope. Yes, I was still suspended, but if I could ace an extra credit exam, it would give me
just enough credits to pass the class and to graduate. The exam, I was told, was simple: I would be required to cook the perfect omelet.
During the week of my suspension, I did nothing but make omelets. I talked to everyone and anyone who had any experience in the kitchen. Omelets
are what I ate for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. And, I realized very quickly that the key to the perfect omelet is executing a flawless flip—timing
is everything. Over and over again, I would position myself with the classic athletic stance, knees bent and shoulders loose, as I waited for the precise
moment to slide the spatula underneath. Channeling every ounce of my intuition, I studied the bubbling butter and the second it began caramelizing
the eggs floating atop—wham!—I flipped it.
The last day of school arrived and I stepped into the kitchen where I found my Home Ec teacher waiting with folded arms. I cracked three eggs and
the now-familiar hiss of the pan lured me into a state of flow. I drew a long breath and briefly closed my eyes to steady my nerves, as I waited for my
opportunity. In one, fluid motion, I swept under, lifted, and turned. Perfection! I slammed down the spatula and thrust my arms into the air as if I were
an Olympic gymnast who stuck the landing after an error-free routine on the parallel bars. Shouting out, “Woohoo!!,” I reflexively turned to high-five
my teacher, who instead nudged her reading glasses over the bridge of her nose before scratching a worn-down Dixon Ticonderoga #2 on her clipboard
as she added up the column under my name. She savored the power she held in that moment before declaring, “Congratulations, Tom, you passed—let’s
see how far that omelet takes you in the real world.”
Not far at all, as it turns out. Three months later I found myself loafing through Sociology 101 at the local community college when a reentry student
wearing Red Wing work boots wedged into the desk next to me. He had three kids at home and just punched out from his night shift at the local
creamery a few short hours ago. With no sleep other than a catnap in his GMC between classes and with a family to support, his grade was nearly twice
as good as mine. “What’s your excuse?” he asked. I gulped hard, before offering a meek: “Uh, well, I guess I don’t have one.” What he said next lit a fire in
me that has been raging since: “Take it from me, kid. Whatever you do today determines what will happen tomorrow.”
I would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to everyone who has had a hand in producing this issue of SLO LIFE Magazine and, most of all,
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| SNEAK PEEK
BEHIND the scenes
WITH MIKE WOZNIAK
BY VANESSA PLAKIAS
I’ve been using the word “marvel” a lot lately
because I continue to be so inspired by these Meet
Your Neighbor stories, and Mike was no different.
I’m fascinated by twin career in broadcasting and
coaching and can’t wait to read the article myself.
I love this shot of Mike and his daughter, Harper.
She’s the sweetest! When she saw her dad at the end of
practice, she went running up to him and yelled, “Daddy!”
as she jumped into his arms. What an adorable family.
I’m definitely a shoe gal, so I noticed Mike’s
shoes right away. He said that he wears them
all the time; they’re weather-proof Nike Airs,
and they work for all kinds of weather—rain
and snow—for when he is travelling to do his
Mike was saying this thing to the kids, which I think makes so
much sense: “Keep your mind where your feet are.” I love that.
I just think that it helps keep you focused on what you need
to, keeps you focused on the job at-hand. SLO LIFE
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MARK, ROBIN, and GANNON KING
SLO High School students during a trip to England
and Scotland. NATALIE DAVIS, TIARA BIAS, SABRINA
GARCIA, HELENA BECERRA, SOPHIA GARCIA,
MS. HAWLEY, BRIDGET TUOHY, ARIANA KING, and
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STEVE SLAUGHTER at 60’ while photographing
giant pacific manta rays, dolphins, humpback
whales (didn’t encounter any underwater) and a
variety of large sharks. 240 miles south west of
Cabo San Lucas. Photo by Robert Daniels.
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TRENT, JACK, HENRY, LUKE, and TY
THE CALLAWAY FAMILY
MACHU PICCHU, PERU
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BOB TEDONE and STEVE HINOTE at the summit
of Dead Woman’s Pass, an Inka Trail on the way
to Machu Picchu, Peru.
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The goal of Cal Poly’s largest-ever
fundraising campaign publicly announced
May 4. The effort, described by the
university as empowering students,
excellence and innovation, has already
raised more than $556 million, and is
slated to support new facilities, upgrades
to existing buildings and the expansion
of student/faculty research, project-based
learning opportunities and scholarships.
“We have a
opening doors . . .”
SLO High School teacher Greg Ross
opening up about potential partnerships
between local educators and the newlylaunched
San Luis Coastal Education
Foundation. One of the nonprofit’s
major goals is to empower teachers
to dream big and pursue cutting-edge
innovations in learning for the benefit
of K-12 students in San Luis Obispo,
Morro Bay and Los Osos.
SLO High School’s rank among 1,579
California schools honored in the
2019 U.S. News Best High Schools in
California report, surpassing all other
public high schools in both San Luis
Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. The
rankings, released in April, are based
on college readiness, breadth of college
curriculum, reading and math proficiency
and performance, underserved student
performance and graduation rates.
“Can I put this
in the bin?”
The Facebook question of the day posted
on May 9 by friendly City of SLO Utilities
Department employees, who announced
that they are re-stocked with counter-top
food scrap pails – free to City residents.
They also kindly posted “Yes” and “No”
answers so you don’t have to guess (BTW,
“peels, rinds and pits” are on the “Yes” list).
The span between the youngest (17) and
the oldest (85) of 30 clarinetists who
congregated at Cal Poly to perform the
Camille Saint-Saëns composition “Marche
Militaire Français” as the capstone of Cal
Poly’s second annual Clarinet Festival
on May 5. The campus concert included
Central Coast community clarinet combo
The Wind in the Reeds.
“50 Film Festivals
Worth the Entry Fee”
And the San Luis Obispo International
Film Festival is one of them, according
to MovieMaker magazine’s annual list
announced in April. It’s the fifth time the
25-year-old festival has been included on
the coveted roster, which features events
from coast to coast in North America as
well as a number of international festivals.
The pay raise awarded the Mayor of the City
of San Luis Obispo by the City Council in
May. Before anyone expresses outrage over
this “huge” increase, however, a close look at
the actual numbers is in order: the upgrade
means a whopping $225 more per month for
Heidi Harmon, who currently brings home a
mere $18,000 a year. Lest they be forgotten,
the City Council members voted to give
themselves a $24 monthly raise, bringing
their annual compensation to $14,688 each.
The number of national awards
accumulated in April by the Cuesta
College Drama Department’s production
of “Ghost Ship” during a national festival
at the John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts in Washington D. C. The
play received Outstanding Performance
and Production Ensemble honors as well
as individual prizes for crew members
including playwright Philip Valle,
director bree valle,*and scenic designer
Richard Jackson. Last spring, the college’s
theatrical production of “Man of La
Mancha” received 14 national nods.
“We’ve now doubled
our passenger count
from five years ago.”
SLO County Regional Airport spokesman
Kevin Bumen reporting the increase in
number of passengers flying in and out of
SLO County Regional Airport during the
first calendar quarter of this year. According
to airport statistics released in April, the
numbers grew from 98,516 during the first
quarter of 2018 to 113,320 in 2019. That
jump represents the busiest first calendar
quarter in the airport’s history.
The average price for one gallon of gasoline
in San Luis Obispo County according to
AAA. Think you’re paying more? You’re
right: one year ago the average pump price
in SLO was just $3.85. The average price in
the state as a whole this year is 17 cents less,
at $4.04, while the nationwide average is
now just $2.84. SLO LIFE
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Around the County
SLO County Regional Airport, well-known to local travelers as “SBP,” welcomes
its first nonstop flight from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW),
inaugurating daily nonstop service on American Airlines between the two
airports. Direct service to DFW comes after years of work by airport staff,
Visit SLO CAL, San Luis Obispo County, and several regional partners. The
new service gives passengers one-stop access to some 89 domestic and foreign
destinations including Latin America, the Caribbean and seasonal service to
Dublin and Munich beginning in June. The flight also provides increased access
to SLO County businesses, educational institutions, and growing wine regions.
“These new flights don’t just connect people, they connect economies,” according
to Visit SLO CAL CEO Chuck Davison. “And each time we do that we make
this an even better place to live, work and visit.” The Embraer 175 jet servicing
the daily flight is equipped with 12 first-class seats, 20 “extra” seats offering
additional legroom, and 44 main cabin seats.
A Cal Poly student project to help a SLO vet deal with Parkinson’s disease
leads to a $100,000 prize. Sidney Collin evolved a business, Oro Devices, out
of her student project’s success, and ended up edging out five other startups to
win the six-figure angel investment at the second annual Central California
Angel Conference Pitch Competition. Collin, who graduated in March with a
biomedical engineering degree, says the device she created, called the Gaitway,
helps patients overcome a sudden onset of immobility called “freezing of gait.”
A program that pairs the challenges of wounded veterans with student projects
paired the engineer with Korean War vet Jack Brill, 87, who was so impressed
with her device he invited her to a Parkinson’s support group with 20 other
people who might also benefit from it. Collin and her two business partners –
also from Cal Poly – plan to formally launch the Gaitway in September. She says
it can help patients with multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy as well.
The Hourglass Project, a new public-private partnership designed to restructure
and build a stable local economy following the upcoming closure of Diablo
Canyon, receives $300,000 in economic development funds from the County of
San Luis Obispo to help develop future jobs on the Central Coast. The grant,
to be used for the creation of a “Central Coast Jobs Roadmap and Action Plan,”
will supply approximately one-third of the project’s total funding, with private
sector partners providing the rest. County support comes from $85 million in
Community Impact Mitigation Funds appropriated by Senate Bill (SB)1090,
designed to ease the local impact of the power plant’s closure.
The California Botanical Society journal
Madroñoofficially announces the discovery of the
Irish Hills spineflower (Chorizanthe aphanantha)
in the Irish Hills Natural Reserve. Botanist and Cal
Poly alumna Kristen Nelson found the new plant,
which may be recognized shortly as one of California’s
rarest plants. The discovery has been verified by Cal
Poly experts, as well as City of San Luis Obispo
Natural Resources Manager Robert Hill, who called
it “incredibly important.” Measuring only a few
centimeters to a couple of inches in height, the flower
was found in a secluded setting within the Reserve that
stretches some 720 acres along Prefumo Canyon Road
at Isabella Way in San Luis Obispo. The tiny plant has
since been identified throughout the Reserve, but to
date this is its only known location in the world.
More than a century after her death, San Luis
Obispo’s first city librarian receives a proper memorial.
Since her death in 1910, the burial site of Frances
Margaret Milne, a community leader, suffragist and
poet, remained unmarked at the San Luis Obispo
Cemetery. Thanks to a fundraising campaign
spearheaded by the Foundation for SLO County
Public Libraries, members of the community –
including members of her family – gathered to honor
her and place a headstone that features an open book
and a line from one of her poems: “Love shall prove
her triumph true.” SLO County Public Libraries are
celebrating their 100th anniversary this year.
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Superior Court Judge Dodie Harman sets bail at $1 million during the
arraignment of an Oakland man who allegedly injured six people in an
early morning shooting during a Cinco de Mayo concert at the Oceano
Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area on May 5. Nineteen-year-old
Francisco Orozco faces an attempted murder charge as well as five felony
counts of assault with a semiautomatic weapon, with several enhancements
including allegations that he discharged a firearm and that he inflicted great
bodily injury. The six victims injured in the attack were transported to local
hospitals, and four of the victims were treated for serious injuries.
San Luis Obispo Mayor Heidi Harmon asks a tough question during the
annual State of the City presentation at a public meeting: “How can we
create a fiscally sustainable, environmentally sustainable, economically
sustainable community?” Financially, according to City Manager Derek
Johnson, the city is on solid ground to address the coming closure of
Diablo Canyon as well as the liability of employee pension obligations.
“The city has been very proactive and developed a plan that we can pay
down that liability over the next 20 years, and essentially avoid $20
million dollars in interest payments,” according to Johnson. Reviewing
accomplishments of the past year, they point to completed projects like
the Laurel Lane improvements, more flight options in and out of town,
electric vehicle charging stations at the parking garage, and the purchase
of the Miossi Open Space.
The first of what is planned to be an annual three-day Central
Coast Festival for Jewish Learning opens at Cal Poly with
Holocaust survivor Gitta Ryle and Nazi war crimes prosecutor
Bruce Einhorn presenting “A Testimony of the Holocaust and
How the World Responded.” Of the Holocaust, Ryle says, “We
need to stay proud that we are Jews and that we want peace,
and I will educate people that there was such a thing and that it
should never happen again.” Presented by the JCC Federation
and Hillel of San Luis Obispo, the mission of the festival is to
unify the Central Coast community with programs and services
based on Jewish values.
Thanks to a federally-funded multi-year grant, the SLO County
Behavioral Health Department announces a new collaboration with
the Sheriff ’s Office to help people with mental illness or substance
use disorders stay out of the criminal justice system. A five-year, $1.6
million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration grant, one of
only seven awarded nationally, will embed specially trained clinicians
with the Sheriff ’s existing Community Action Team to provide
services to vulnerable people with multiple simultaneous problems,
from homelessness to substance abuse to mental health disorders.
“We are excited to offer this new program in collaboration with law
enforcement,” according to Behavioral Health Administrator Anne
Robin. “Any opportunity we have to engage and intervene early with
individuals provides us the chance to help them make substantive
changes in their life.”
Caltrans begins short-term safety improvements on a stretch of
Highway 101 travelled by more than 65,000 cars every day. Crews
started construction on barriers to halt left-hand turns across
four lanes of the highway at El Campo Road and three other
intersections between Traffic Way in Arroyo Grande and Los
Berros Road in Nipomo. Following a fatal accident in 2018 and
17 previous non-fatal collisions since 2012 at the 101/El Campo
Road interchange, public sentiment overcame objections to the
changes from some local businesses and residents. In the long
term, local governments are exploring options including lowering
the speed limit, improving visibility, and even building an overpass
near the El Campo intersection. SLO LIFE
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK NAKAMURA
Routine comes easily to Mark Nakamura.
After a long career as a kindergarten
teacher, thoughtful structure to a
day in the classroom was the only
he could keep the tenuous balance.
Veer off course too much in any one direction meant
inviting chaos. And, chaos was most certainly an
Even in retirement, a commitment to routine remains,
and on most mornings, Nakamura can be found
peeling back the covers at four a.m. in his San Luis
Obispo bedroom. Depending on the weather, first light
generally means a hike up nearby Terrace Hill. But,
one recent morning, the routine was thrown off when
he overshot his natural wake-up time by a full hour.
He was not sure why it happened, but when he rubbed
the sleep from his eyes the glowing lights on his clock
read five-something. It was just enough to shake up the
natural rhythm of things.
Instead, Nakamura headed toward the Mission. There
he found a still-slumbering Monterey Street without
a car in sight. Sensing a unique opportunity, he sized
up the scene in his Sony viewfinder and went to work
snapping away from different vantage points.
The shot you see here is actually three shots combined
into one, which is commonly called “stitching” by
photography pros. But that is where the “hightechiness”
ended for Nakamura, who says, “I never really
do much with Photoshop; I prefer to keep things as
As they are. As they were. Those are the words that
perhaps capture the essence of San Luis Obispo’s
downtown streets more than any other—an idea as
much as a place, a place that inspires both a hope for the
future and a yearning for the past. SLO LIFE
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Last month, the San Luis Obispo-based non-profit Transitions-Mental Health
Association celebrated its 40-year anniversary. And, for 27 of those 40 years,
JILL BOLSTER-WHITE has been at the helm as the organization’s executive
director. She stopped by the office recently so that we could get to know her
on a personal level, as well as learn about mental health as it relates to our local
homeless population. Here is some of what she had to say…
Okay, Jill, let’s talk about where you grew up.
I was born in Pasadena, California. And, so, I’m
third generation, actually, Los Angeles County
native. My grandfather went to L.A. High, and my
dad went to John Muir High in Pasadena. But I
went to high school in San Marino, which is the
home of the Huntington Library, if you’ve ever
been. So, yeah, when you grow up in a place like
San Marino, you don’t really feel like you’re in Los
Angeles. It doesn’t have any Hollywood impact.
It’s not part of the industry, and it’s a much more
East Coast feel I would say, and pretty affluent. I
definitely grew up surrounded by people who were
professionals. The question wasn’t, “Are you going
to college?” It was, “What did you get on your
SATs? And how is AP English going?”
And, what were you like as a kid? Bossy, I think.
[laughter] Yeah, I mean, I think I was always a
pretty confident and in charge kind of a kid. I
know my older sister said that I always acted like
the oldest even though I wasn’t the oldest. I was
always pretty happy and positive. And my life, my
upbringing and everything, I think, was all pretty
positive. My parents were professional sports fans
and I hated it. I would bring my Nancy Drews,
or whatever book I was reading at the time, to sit
through all of the Dodger Games. My sister is
still upset with me about it, telling me I missed so
much history. She says, “That was the golden era of
the Dodgers!” It was Ron Cey, Mike Scioscia, Rick
Mondy, and all these guys. Apparently, I missed a
lot of good baseball.
So, how did you end up in San Luis Obispo?
I went to Cal Poly, and while I was there, I got
a job babysitting for the woman who started
Growing Ground Farms, Barbara Fisher. The
program was initially designed for people coming
out of state hospitals with severe mental illness
and needed to integrate back into the community.
There was some mental illness in my family
growing up, so I had seen first-hand the effects it
could have, so I decided to volunteer at the farm.
While I was playing around with the idea of going
to law school, a full-time position became available
at the Mental Health Association. I was hired and
then two years after that, the executive director
retired, and I was promoted to take over that
position. I was just 25 years old at this point, so I
went back and got a master’s degree and did some
other courses. That was 27 years ago. All in, I’ve
been with the organization, which is now called
Transitions-Mental Health Association for almost
Is it true that most of our homeless population
suffers from mental illness? The conventional
wisdom is that about 30 to 40% of people who
are homeless have a mental illness. It’s usually
a combination of factors. And substance abuse
actually is more prevalent even than mental
illness, although they can often go hand-in-hand.
Generally, with mental illness, there is a genetic
propensity to it, and then an environmental event
or a series of events which precipitates it. So, it
could be stress. It could be a breakup or a divorce,
going off to college, being in the military. It could
be taking a substance that creates that trigger
in the brain. We usually see mental illness onset
between the ages of 16 and 30, so it’s right during
kind of adolescence and early adulthood when you
are going through all these chemical and hormonal
changes. And, yes, that’s usually the time people
are experimenting with drugs and alcohol. So,
that’s why it’s been so difficult to identify a direct
cause, because the question becomes: What’s the
cause and what’s the correlation?
What else do we know about the root causes?
Many of them come from the foster care system,
so they’re not tethered to a family system.
They’re don’t have a place to go, and they don’t
have access to a family system that they can rely
on. You know, I think about how I went off to
Cal Poly with my parents’ station wagon full of
all sorts of stuff, and I always knew that they
were there to catch me if something happened
financially or otherwise. That’s not the case for
most of our homeless population. Now, with all
of that said, we do have services available to them
here and I think it is so important to connect
them to those programs. That’s why I don’t
recommend giving people money; I don’t even
recommend given them food. Because the more
we can point people to services, to the food bank,
to social services, that really is the most helpful
thing, the kindest thing to do. SLO LIFE
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| NOW HEAR THIS
B & THE HIVE
SLO County based group B & the Hive’s blend of quintessential rock n’ roll, pop,
and soul sounds comes together effortlessly while still managing to defy simple
classification and creating a wholly distinctive genre of their own.
BY SHAWN STRONG
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Molly Malones . Los Angeles . June 7
Harmony Cellars . Harmony . June 14
The Siren . Morro Bay . June 21
Fernwood . Big Sur . June 22
The Crêpe Place . Santa Cruz . June 23
Claiborne & Churchill Winery . SLO . June 28
Talley Vineyards . Arroyo Grande . June 30
Tooth & Nail Winery . Paso Robles . July 19
Midstate Fair . Paso Robles . July 20
Led by the vocal talents of Brianna Lee,
B & the Hive charge forward fearlessly
in their musical pursuits. Without
missing a beat, the group expertly
navigates the line between bombastic and reserved with striking
effect, eloquently transitioning from more upbeat jams such as
their recent “Give Love”, to brooding, slow-burning ballads like
their cover of Chris Isaac’s 1989 single “Wicked Game”.
In the hands of a fledgling band, these constant shifts in energy
could easily become muddled and detract from the groups
artistry. But in the hands of B & the Hive, they only serve to
heighten the experience and bring depth to the music. This
diverse range of sounds is what makes B & the Hive’s music so
gripping, on the stage and off.
Originally formed 8 years ago in San Francisco by Lee and Los
Osos native Josh Barrett, B & the Hive ultimately decided to lay
down roots on the Central Coast and start building their line up.
In time, Lee and Barrett connected with the blossoming local
scene while also reconnecting with friends they had previously
made in the area, slowly growing the band into what it is today.
Eventually, drummer Hayden Gardner, keyboardist Hannah
Joy-Brooke, and lead guitarist Erik Novak all found their place
in the Hive, playing alongside Lee on vocals/guitar with Barrett
handling bass and audio production. With their musical family
complete, Lee and Barrett wasted no time in booking shows in
SLO, Seattle, and all the way in Nashville, opening for Alanis
Morirsette, The Goo Goo Dolls, Elvis Costello, Ben Harper,
Chris Isaak, and others.
Despite having maintained a nearly nonstop schedule over the
last few months, Lee and Barrett are committed to an equally
strenuous year ahead. With their line up solidified they say
they’re finally able to record the substantial amount of material
they’ve built up over the last few months while also doubling
down on tours throughout the west coast.
Most recently, they recorded a music video at Tooth and Nail Winery
in Paso Robles and will be releasing a brand new single called Phases
in the coming weeks. In honor of the singles release they will also be
performing a special show at The Siren in Morro Bay on June 21st
planned to coincide with this years summer solstice. In addition to the
solstice show there are numerous other tour dates scheduled throughout
the coming months, spanning much of the Central Coast as well as Los
Angeles and Santa Cruz.
B & the Hive is truly a family band with Lee and Barrett having been
together now for more than a decade and married for the last several
years. When asked about the difficulties that one would assume must
arise when working with a spouse, the pair couldn’t help but grin. While
they concede that work-life balance can be troublesome at times, they
insist that it’s no harder to maintain while working together than it is for
other couples that work separately.
In fact, the music and the relationship naturally came to support each
other, as Lee and Barrett’s passion for the music and for each other’s
company facilitated an incredibly deep collaborative environment that
is constantly accessible and always developing. This in tandem with
Barrett’s audio production background as well
as the couples home studio streamlines the
bands creative process and lends itself to the
remarkable diversity found in B & the Hive’s
This summer is looking to be an exciting one
for this remarkable group of musicians. With B
& the Hive’s extensive touring schedule there’s
no shortages of opportunities to see them and
witness one of the most exciting groups in the
area right now. On top of that, the volume of
new material this band is set to release, along
with their already robust collection of previously
released music is more than enough to satisfy
anyone who’s a fan of the local scene and looking
to find their next favorite band. SLO LIFE
Los Angeles born, SLO County
raised, SHAWN STRONG’s
passion for the local music
scene and artists that have
created it, fuels his writing and
drives his commitment to living
the SLO LIFE.
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FARM TO TABLE
BY PADEN HUGHES
One of the best things
about California is the
amazing produce we
grow. We are so spoiled
by the rich farmlands,
and here on the Central
Coast we have access
to some amazing small family farms. Whether
it’s harvest boxes delivered to our doors weekly
or farmers’ market stands, we have access to an
abundance of fresh, local produce.
For years I had heard about a berry picking farm
that families raved about. We had to ask several
friends in order to track it down, but we finally
made the 45-minute drive to pick berries where
farmlands stretch as far as the eye can see.
Blueberries Olé is one of the Central Coast’s
best-kept secrets. They are located about 40 miles
south of San Luis Obispo off Highway 101. Exit
Betteravia Road and follow the road until you
reach 3665 Dominion Road in Santa Maria.
A hand painted sign reading U-Pick Blueberries
guides you onto a gravel road where a quaint,
small fruit stand sits with it’s sign advertising:
Blueberries, Blackberries & Strawberries. You’re
able to choose your pail size and type of berry
depending on what is ripe and ready. Bluberry
pails cost $19 for a 32-ounce bucket and $8
for 12 ounces. We chose one of the larger pails
and were pointed in the direction of covered
We discovered a row of beautiful plants bursting
with blueberries. My daughter, Kennedy, was in
heaven, wanting to eat more blueberries than
contribute to the pail. But I halted her because
I didn’t know if there were pesticides on these
berries or not. As it turned out, no pesticides are
used at this farm, which is comforting to me.
We spent about 30 minutes, lifting up branches
and finding treasure troves of ripe, fat blue
berries. We had so much fun picking through the
bushes, we went back for a second large pail.
Singing songs, chatting about all the ways we could
enjoy the berries, and feeling in touch with nature
and all its bounty was really magical. Kennedy has
never loved blueberries more in her life since that
farm experience. And, while we didn’t find a huge
price break from buying blue berries in the store or
picking them ourselves, we were satisfied that the
experience itself was worth the $38 we spent on 64
ounces of blueberries.
If you have toddlers in tow, consider this travel tip: use
Pismo Beach and Shell Beach as stops heading to Santa
Maria and back to break up the drive. For instance, we
had breakfast at Honeymoon Cafe in Pismo Beach—
one of our favorite restaurants. And, on the way back,
we stopped off at the recently renovated Dinosaur
Caves Park in Shell Beach to stretch our legs and take
in the beautiful ocean views. The extra stops made the
day feel special.
The U-Pick Blueberry farm is open to the public
from March through June. They offer blueberries,
blackberries and strawberry picking for as long as the
fruit is ripe and ready to be picked. There are plenty of
U-Pick opportunities throughout the county. Some of
our favorite apple picking
experiences are See Canyon
Fruit Ranch, Gopher
Glen, and SLO Creek
Farms. SLO Creek Farms
offers a robust assortment
flowers, herbs, vegetables,
fruit, and pumpkins.
I hope you and your family
enjoy exploring the produce
and u-pick experiences on
the Central Coast as they
offer a complete view of
farm-to-table. SLO LIFE
PADEN HUGHES is
co-owner of Gymnazo
and enjoys exploring
the Central Coast.
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| ON THE RISE
Eighteen-year-old San Luis Obispo High School
What extra curricular activities are you involved in?
I play volleyball, run track & field, and am a apart of our school’s FFA program.
Do you have any brothers or sisters?
I am the oldest—my younger siblings are Matthew (16), Katie (15), and
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Some of my favorite memories are the times my dad, brother, and I would go
up to Big Sur when I was little. We would hike to Salmon Creek Falls and
then stop at Ragged Point for Hubba Bubba bubble gum on the way home.
What is important to you outside of high school?
My family and friends are definitely the most important things to me.
I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.
Who has influenced you the most?
My mom has by far had the biggest influence on me. She is the perfect
example of the strong, kind-hearted women that I hope to become.
What would surprise people about you?
Although I am over 6 feet tall, I have never played basketball.
What do you dislike?
I dislike when drivers don’t use their turn signals. Cars were made with them
for a reason.
What is something that no one knows about you?
I like country music.
What career field do you see yourself entering?
I’m still undecided on what I would want to be. I’m thinking I would like to
have a career in the medical field because I enjoy studying human anatomy
and being able to help others would bring me joy.
What are you looking forward to most?
Right now, I am looking forward to going off to college. Although I will miss
my family dearly, I am excited to further my education and track career at
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| MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR
PHOTOGRAPHY BY VANESSA PLAKIAS
It seems like only yesterday when a young Indiana native named MIKE WOZNIAK
wedged his way out of a tiny commuter plane and into the sundrenched San Luis
Obispo afternoon. Little did he know that the coastal hamlet he had just met would
become his permanent home and the launching pad for an exceptional collegiate
basketball career which led to a short stint in the professional ranks, a fascinating
career in radio broadcasting, a wife and two young kids, and a popular youth
basketball program he calls 3Ball. Here is his story…
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et’s take from the top, Mike, where are
you from? I was born in Northwest,
Indiana. Crown Point, Indiana. They call
that area “The Region,” it’s where you
can find all of the old steel mills. It’s the
Rust Belt, and a lot of that those Upper
Midwest cities are barely hanging on
today. I have a brother who is two years Lyounger than me, and a sister who is two years younger than him. My
family said my first word when I was eleven months old was, “Ball.” Sports
were a big part of my upbringing. We always had the radio tuned into the
game, whether it was the Cardinals, or the Chicago Bulls, or the Celtics, it
was always on. We were always running around the neighborhood, playing
games constantly. My mom was our biggest fan, she would always host
the post-game gathering at our house. She always kept an eye on us and
created an atmosphere of inclusion. She was a school teacher, high school
English, so she also made sure we had a good balance of sports, school,
and home life.
And, what about your dad? Dad worked in HR for Dow Chemical and
we moved around for his job quite a bit. We moved to South Carolina for
a while, about 18 months, when I was in elementary school, then down
to Texas for 6th grade through 10th grade. After that, we moved back to
Indiana to Carmel, greater Indianapolis. High school was 5,000 kids and
they were a powerhouse in basketball. To someone who is not familiar,
Indiana high school basketball is special; it’s second-to-none. We would
have a packed gym, 5,500 on a Friday night coming to a game. Just an
A+ experience, people would really get into it, and they’d follow the team
to away games. I decided early on that I wanted to earn a basketball
scholarship. I had a genuine feeling that I wanted to try to give back to my
parents for everything they did for me and everywhere they took and all
the opportunities they provided. I looked at playing nearby—Ball State,
Butler, Indiana State, Miami of Ohio—but something told me, “Hey, you
know what? I want to give the West a try.”
What was it about the West Coast that was calling your name? Growing
up, I really viewed the East and West Coasts as someplace really different.
I didn’t live on those edges of the country. I had been kind of carved
in the middle. So, I had an opportunity to come visit this place called
San Luis Obispo. I flew from L.A. in a really old, really small plane. It
didn’t even have a walkway down the middle. You had to climb over the
seats. I just kept thinking, “I sure do hope the propeller holds out.” Then
we’re banking and descending, and I see only ocean and hills and I’m
wondering, “Where are we going to land this thing?” When I stepped
out, the air just felt so fresh, and the sunshine; but it did have a somewhat
familiar Midwest vibe to it. I remember seeing a palm tree for the first
time and practically yelling, “Oh my gosh, look at this thing, this is so
cool!” I was sticking out like a sore thumb. You could definitely tell that I
was not from around here.
How did things go on the basketball team? Well, I was able to go work
my way into the lineup at Cal Poly and went on to become the Freshman
of the Year in the Conference; I was an All-Conference player. My
sophomore year was even better. When I was at Poly, my mom would
fly out to watch some games here and there. Before she left, she would
get this certain cut of beef from the butcher in Indiana and she’d freeze
it and stuff it into her purse and sneak it onto the plane with her. When
she arrived, she’d get set up in the kitchen and cook for us day after day.
We’d be dialed in for weeks after she left. So, let’s see, my junior year, for
about four weeks through the start of the year, I was leading the country
in scoring. And then my senior Year, I finished strong; was the all-time
leading scorer at the school, three-point records, and free throw records. I
was pumping gas at Costco the other day. An older lady was like, “Wow!
I remember watching you play!” [laughter] I’m obviously indebted to
this place for giving me an opportunity to come out and get schooling. I
finished in four years. I was really, really disciplined in the classroom. And
then I played professionally for a little while.
Wow, pro basketball, let’s talk about that. My agent was out of
Indianapolis and he got me into the now-defunct I.B.A., the International
Basketball Association. My team was in Fargo, North Dakota. Now, by
this time, I had fully adjusted to the Central Coast weather and suddenly
I’m traveling around the northern states in the middle of winter. I’ll never
forget one night we were at the team hotel and there was a complete
white out, that’s blinding snow and wind. It was 30 to 40 degrees below.
The restaurants were closed, so we went to this nearby gas station. We had
to wear hoods and walk backward so our lungs wouldn’t freeze. It was so
cold that you can’t breathe. From there, I played in the A.B.A., the old red,
white, and blue. I played on my hometown team of Indianapolis. I have
very, very few basketball regrets, but one of them was in not saying, “Okay,
I’m doing it,” and going overseas to play, to really pursue it as a profession.
But, it’s a grind to break in, a real grind. And somewhere along the way I
lost the love to compete for it like I would have needed to, and that’s when
I decided to come back to California.
What did you do when you returned? I went back to school, joined Cal
Poly as a grad assistant for the team while I did my master’s in business
there. My senior project as an undergrad had been this thing called 3Ball.
That name, 3Ball, was slang for “three-point shot.” That was my shot. I
always figured that I didn’t have the size to go into the lane for a dunk,
which was worth only two points anyway. I decided that three points was
better than two. So, when I went in for my master’s I was able to convince
the group, “Hey, you know what? Let’s keep working on this project. I’ve
already done a little work on it as an undergrad. We got some stuff jumpstarted,
let’s go for it.” From there we really dug into the business side of
it. My classmates had a vision for it far beyond I did with volleyball and
batting cages and indoor soccer and its own building. I just wanted to
focus on basketball. It really started from, it really grew from people who
saw me play at Poly. They’d ask me, “Hey, will you help little Johnny, little
Sam, little Connor with their shooting?” And, okay, the kid likes it. The
kid gets really good. Then he tells his buddy and then his other buddy. It
really spread that way. Now we’re up to almost 200 kids in the program.
So, when did the radio side of your work come into the picture? Well,
one day, the radio guy at Cal Poly asked me if I could help him out for a
game as the color analyst. I said, “Sure,” and it went well. Afterward, he
told me, “Hey, you know, you’re pretty good.” That was my first experience
in radio. From there, I continued to help out and it was a few years later
when the local ESPN station, 1280-AM, asked me about doing a daily
sports show. I’ve been doing the show, it’s called “The Sports Bite,” ever
since. That’s an hour a day from 5 to 6pm Monday through Friday for the
past 12 or 14 years. It’s not just basketball, it’s a sports talk show covering
everything. And, when one of our producers moved on to Westwood
One Compass Media in L.A., he helped me get one of the national color
analyst positions for that company, where I will go do the Duke-Carolina,
or Michigan games, or wherever they send me.
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adio and 3Ball. Beyond the focus on the game and being able to talk
with some of the best coaches in the country about the cutting edge of
basketball, so much of it I have been able to incorporate into my coaching.
Plus, it’s a lot of fun. I’ve been in the locker room with LeBron, Steph
Curry, I’ve talked to Steve Kerr, it’s just a whole different level. And, it’s
allowed me to do some incredible things; I’ve been to the last four NBA
Finals. Radio has opened a lot of doors, for sure, and it has allowed me to
see first-hand how the game is evolving. Sometimes people ask me, “How
do you get into broadcasting?” I say, “I have no clue.” I really don’t know.
I didn’t hire an agent. I didn’t go to a sports broadcasting school. I’ve
never had any voice training. I didn’t go to school for a traditional media
background. I just sort of picked it up by being aware and studying myself.
I never tried to pattern myself after anybody. I just do what works, and
then continued to hone it and improve it over time.
Let’s switch gears for a moment and talk about your family. Tell us
about your wife, Jami. Did you two meet at Cal Poly? She did go to Cal
Poly, but we didn’t meet when she was there. We actually met later. My
college roommate was dating her sister, so she came to town for a week
to visit. We dated for six or seven years before we got married in 2010.
She continued on to get her credentialing and master’s for her counseling
degree. She’s a school counselor at Lucia Mar in A.G. Ironically, she’s not
much of a sports fan. She loves going to big games, more because of the
crowd and the atmosphere than the game itself. Traveling was a lot easier
before we had kids, of course, but we’re lucky to have her family in the area
who have been great about helping us. Having that kind of network has
allowed us both to do the work we do. It’s going to continue to be a juggle
for the next couple of years until the kids are a little older, but I did take
my daughter, Harper, with me on a radio trip to Indiana this year. We left
on a Thursday and came home on Monday. Some of my favorite videos
and pictures right now are with Harper on her first plane flight with her
backpack. She was just ready to go.
You’ve been all about basketball from the beginning. Do you ever see
that changing? Yeah, good question. I haven’t gotten burned out yet,
and maybe I will, maybe I won’t. I’ve had opportunities to coach college
basketball, and I’ve decided I’m not going to do that. I don’t want to
move. I still really, really enjoy radio, and so from that component, going >>
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to these venues and being on college campuses where it’s just a great vibe,
you know, the highest levels of basketball. I think I will always instruct, or
help, or teach, even when I’m old and gray; I’ll be doing something. It may
not be in the way it is right now, I suppose that I could find a new love
somewhere else if I had to; but I still love this. So, I guess, to be completely
honest with you, I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. I sometimes have
thoughts about helping at Cal Poly, or becoming a teacher; I’ve actually
looked into being a part-time professor at Cuesta in Business, teaching
Business Plans, or Business Strategy, or stuff like that. I would say that
mostly I have a passion to learn. The passion to see how others do it.
There’s absolutely a competitive side to me that isn’t necessarily scoreboard
competitive, but I love to learn then apply whatever it is that I learned. I
always try to keep my eyes and ears open and remember to ask, “Why is
this working? Why is it not?”
How would you describe yourself? The two words I always try to keep
front-and-center are “hungry” and “humble” because they have always
defined my mindset. You’ll never hear me say, “Hey, look what I did.” Now,
I might say, “I know for a fact, you know, that LeBron and the Warriors
did this, because I was sitting there.” But I won’t tell the kids, “Hey, guess
what I just did? Look at me!” The way I see it, there’s a kind of a fine line
between relaying an experience and going into a look-at-me type thing.
I’m a worker, I look at it that way. I feel like I can get in the trenches and
work. I’m not afraid of that. So, I’m always asking myself, “What job needs
to be done next?” And it’s the little things, like I’ll mop the floor of the
gym every Sunday morning before the kids show up. I guess I could call it
paying my dues or whatever; it’s stuff that I could probably ask someone
else to do, but it’s just what needs to be done. So just little things like that.
I like to see that in other people, too. It’s like when I’m trying to bring on
a new coach, I want to see about their work ethic. I want to see, well, if it
gets tough, are you gone? Or, are you going to dig in and get to work?
And what about the kids in your program? You know, there are a lot of
options for kids here. There’s baseball, and soccer, and junior guards, and
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on and on. That was an early decision I made about 3Ball. I didn’t say,
“Hey, this is a five-day-a-week program.” It can be included with those
other commitments. I just require that it be their first basketball priority.
But, at the end of the day they’re kids, and this should be the best time of
their sporting lives. And I’m thinking beyond basketball, and even beyond
sports, for the kids in our program. My proudest moments are when we
hear from local high school coaches, and we do all quite often, and not just
basketball coaches, other sports, too, who tell our staff, “Man, there’s such
a difference between the kid that has been groomed in 3Ball, not from
just basketball skills, but from respect, hard work, and discipline.” They
say, “We appreciate that kind style of athlete, more open-minded, more
disciplined, more focused.” But it’s all transferable. I mean, a lot of the
habits we work on apply to other sports. Foot work and lateral movement,
and discipline to pay attention. I mean, we try to bring a life component
into everything that we do.
Any last thoughts before we wrap it up, Mike? You know, to be honest, I
look at my radio stuff, and my basketball stuff more as hobbies than I do
as jobs. It’s the ability to do what I love and, at the same time, be able to
make meals together with my family at night, live life, and yet still have a
passion for connecting with kids, connecting through sports, connecting
through discipline, and really using basketball as a vehicle to see the world.
I’m very appreciative of all the opportunities I’ve had over the years and
have so many people to be grateful to for anything that I’ve ever been
able to accomplish. The one that stands out to me, though, the majority
of the credit I give, is to my mother. We lost her way too early. I can still
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The Scotts’ Central Coast residency actually
began in 1976, in Santa Maria, when Jerry
worked several different jobs, including
director at the KCOY-TV station and running
his own advertising agency. Jerry and Kim
would then leave California and return to
Arizona so that Kim could attend graduate
school. When the Scotts would eventually
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a more private and usable studio. It was one of
many that he had occupied over his time as an
artist. “You find a space that’s not being used
and you grab it,” he explained.
When the Scotts would move to San Luis
Obispo, it would make sense for Jerry to
design and build a detached studio on the
same lot as a rental house that he and his
wife own. As he had the experience of going
through the designing and building process
before, Jerry found it easy to work with local
professionals to design and build just what he
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He counts himself fortunate to have had the
opportunity to work with a local architect,
Ken Haggard, and an experienced builder,
John Tricamo, to design and build a studio
that is both visually inspiring, as well as
work-efficient. He also worked with several
skilled carpenters who had knowledge of the
detailing found in the older homes local to the
area. Those nuances are evident in the studio’s
exterior, including wood siding shingles,
which pay homage to the many historic homes
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as large support beams and steel fixtures,
the workspace presents itself as the perfect
blended representation of both historical and
As for being work-efficient, Jerry did not
let many details go to waste. He chose
polished concrete flooring specifically for its
cleanability—a vital feature for someone who
works with various art mediums. A lightwell
also sits above, which is used to pull in as
much natural light possible into the area
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studio to have a detached laundry area, so that
he would have easy access to washing his many
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It was a sunny day in 1938 when Swiss chemistry student Franz Greiter
set out to summit Mount Piz Buin on the Swiss-Austrian border. Upon
returning from his trek, Mr. Greiter experienced an unfortunate but
non-life-threatening radiation burn commonly known today as—you
guessed it—a sunburn. Luckily for those of us who enjoy San Luis
Obispo’s year-round sun, Mr. Greiter set out to invent a solution to help
future generations avoid the same fate.
Fast-forward to 1946 and Mr. Greiter’s Gletscher Crème (or as we Americans call it,
Glacier Cream) hit the shelves under the appropriately named brand, Piz Buin—right on
time for the unveiling of the bikini the same year. The brand, which still sells its signature
cream today, brought ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B filters to the budding sunscreen
market in the 1970s. Around this time, The Food and Drug Administration introduces
SPF testing and labeling regulations in the United States.
While SPF-conscious consumers today are buying and
applying more sunscreen than ever before, industry
testing and regulations have made few changes since
the 70s. Despite the occasional and unsolicited headline
warning us that “Your Sunscreen Might be Poisoning
You,” we continue to lather up without hesitation.
However, a recent recent study conducted by the FDA
and published in JAMA Dermatology Journal suggests
those once-outlandish suspicions may actually come
with warrant. Naturally, we did some investigative
research of our own. Here’s what we discovered... >>
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“Don’t Forget to Put on Sunscreen”
We grew up hearing it over and over again: from our parents, our
doctors, and celebrity dermatologists on TV. After all, a good dousing
a day keeps the unsightly pigmentation, premature aging, and skin
cancer away—or does it? In spite of our healthy relationship with
sunscreen, the number of invasive melanoma cases diagnosed annually
increased by 54 percent between 2009 and 2019—with a vast
majority tying directly back sun exposure. Is it possible that SPF gives
us a false sense of security under the sun? The verdict is still out.
Soaking It All In
While skin cancer rates continue to rise, the recent FDA study
published in JAMA raised new concerns about how four of the
most common sun-shielding molecules behave after application.
Contrary to what sunscreen manufacturers have been saying for
decades, UV-blocking chemicals do, in fact, seep through our skin
and into our bloodstream—and fast. Within just a few hours of
lathering, the photoprotective chemicals in question—avobenzone,
oxybenzone, octocrylene, and ecamsule—tested at bloodstream
concentrations above the FDA’s maximum toxicology limit in all
24 participants. But wait—before you swear off sunscreen—the
FDA says there is no evidence that these chemicals are causing
harm. However, the results were enough to prompt further safety
testing. A good rule of thumb? If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on
Stuck in the 90s
In the US, the FDA regulates sunscreens as over-the-counter
medicines, which are bound by stricter standards than cosmetics.
The EU and most other countries, on the other hand, categorize
sunscreen as a cosmetic. As a result, US companies stopped adding
new molecules to the lineup in the 90s due to complicated and
costly FDA approval processes. Meanwhile, Europe continued
buffing their photoprotective potions with new and advanced filters,
offering better protection against UVA and UVB. Here’s a not-sofun
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wreak havoc. When we apply a fresh sheath of sunscreen, we doubledown
on our natural radiation shield with the help of UV-absorbing
chemicals, such as avobenzone and oxybenzone. As these organic
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Is the FDA to blame for the continual rise of melanoma in America? While the wellintentioned
agency aims to protect sunbathers from absorbing potentially-harmful
chemicals, stricter regulations have also created an innovation stalemate. The FDA is now
requesting more data about bloodstream absorption from sunscreen manufacturers. If
ingredients exceed the maximum toxicological threshold, more tests must be conducted to
assess cancer risk and harm to the reproductive and endocrine systems. The hope of these
new testing requirements is to give new ingredients a chance against those dating back to
the 90s—however, in the immediate future, Americans will likely see a shrinking selection
in the sunscreen aisle. While the risks of sunscreen absorption are currently unknown, we
know for a fact that exposure to UV radiation causes skin cancer. The FDA stands by its
recommendation to cover up and spray or rub on a minimum of SPF 15 before hitting the
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of Three Coffees
San Luis Obispo loves coffee. But with so many coffee shops
in town, how does a person choose which brew to enjoy?
BY JAIME LEWIS
People: In a town
teeming with mom-andpop
coffee shops, there
is no excuse for buying
your next cuppa from a
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and not just here in SLO.
Nearly every community
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So step away from your
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Cayucos Luna Coffee Bar
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Shell Beach Steaming
Pismo Beach Scorpion
Arroyo Grande Tribe
Grover Beach Red Bee
n the late ‘90s, I remember reading that,
after Seattle, San Luis Obispo had more
coffee shops per capita than any other city.
In 2019, the research no longer supports
that claim, but it sure feels like we have an
abundance of coffee joints, doesn’t it? Like,
one for every 16 people? Indeed, we are a
I realized in taking on the subject of coffee in SLO that
there’s no way I can cover every single cafe. That being
the case, I decided to organize my coverage by eras:
Scout Coffee is the newest to the game (2014), Nautical
Bean comes before that (1999) and the OG, Linnaea’s
Cafe, was established in 1984. Each offers coffee and
community with its own distinctive approach. Behold:
A Tale of Three Coffees. >>
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ACT I: SCOUT COFFEE
Owners Jon and Sarah Peterson have set up a coffee cupping
(aka tasting) for me, and the mood is serious. Jon shows me a
chart on his iPhone that represents roasting heats for coffee
beans at Scout’s proprietary roastery, HoneyCo. He seems
Sarah looks at me and smiles. “Jon is all about gizmos
Though they work hard to keep Scout approachable, the
Petersons admit they are giant coffee geeks; Sarah was once
a finalist at the U.S. Barista Championship, and Jon has
traveled worldwide to farms that supply his beans. (Sarah is
also a legit baker, responsible for the popularity of Scout’s
Like so many modern coffee drinkers, the Petersons favor
a light roast with nuanced aromas and flavors. To that end,
Scout offers pour-over coffee to protect the integrity of the
bean and the roast. Though quality doesn’t come cheap, Jon
puts it all in perspective.
“For five dollars [at Scout], you can get the best of something
on the planet. You can’t get that with much else.” >>
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ACT II: NAUTICAL BEAN
Brett Jones lacks pretense. “I sell a lot of drip coffee,” he says.
“That’s my M.O. here.”
The interior of the Nautical Bean—which he’s owned since
2002—reflects what he calls a “blue collar” vibe. The walls are
covered in skateboards, pop culture art, trophy antlers, bike parts
and portraits of Mister Rogers. In other words, it’s busy and fun.
Jones sources his coffee from a roastery in San Diego (including
his bestselling proprietary blend, Nutty Bean), and espresso
comes from Slake Roasters in Cambria. The cafe offers espresso
drinks and a popular selection of breakfast and lunch items.
But while coffee is key to the Nautical Bean’s success, Jones is
realistic. “I one-hundred-percent support pour-overs, singleorigin
beans, et cetera, but that’s just not me. I think a big part
of being an entrepreneur is staying true to yourself, not trying
to be something you’re not. If you build an environment that’s
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ACT III: LINNAEA’S CAFE
Owner Marianne Orme meets me in the high-ceiling main room
at Linnaea’s Cafe, overlooking the quiet patio. Since founder
Linnaea Phillips sold the cafe to her longtime manager, Orme has
done very little to change the inviting, artsy vibe of this downtown
“Why change what works?” she says.
Orme sources coffee from Jobella Coffee Roasters in Atascadero,
as well as Alta Roasters in Santa Cruz. All coffees sold at
Linnaea’s are organic and half are fair-trade. The cafe also offers
a wide variety of espresso drinks, in addition to alternative baked
goods and vegetarian lunch options.
Of course, the cafe is less about its coffee and more about a feeling.
Very few businesses in downtown San Luis Obispo can claim to
have lasted 35 years, and Orme says that people who once lived in
SLO return to visit the cafe and become emotional.
“They see how much downtown has changed, and they’re so happy
that Linnaea’s hasn’t.” She also says she’s met several little girls
named Linnaea, after the place their parents met or first dated.
“It’s a sanctuary,” Orme says, “an icon of this town.”
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
If, as Marianne Orme says, buying a cup of coffee
means buying an experience, San Luis Obispo
offers a wide variety of experiences. Here, a
mini-guide to your local options:
Scout warm, modern, whimsical
Coastal Peaks Roasters approachable, spacious
Sally Lou’s earnest, cozy, curated
Ascendo Italian, spacious, minimalist
Kreuzberg literary, earthy, vintage
WithCo hipster, sleek, Instagrammable
Four Cats artistic, off-the-beaten-path
Linnea’s comfortable, leafy, peaceful
Black Horse busy, fast, personable
Lucy’s clean, bright, family-oriented
Nautical Bean fun, throwback, social
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INVITES YOU TO JOIN OUR SERVICES.
At our Wednesday evening services, you will hear
testimonies of healing and ideas shared on how
Christian Science is applied to every challenge in the
daily lives of our members. The laws of harmony and
health revealed in the Bible apply today.
You will be inspired. Healing through prayer is possible.
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GRILLED LEG OF LAMB
Served with a colorful array of fresh grilled veggies, this
Italian-seasoned lamb is simple yet elegant and develops
robust flavor with lots of crispy edges to delight the senses.
BY CHEF JESSIE RIVAS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SOFIA RIVAS
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Buy the lamb boneless or
have the butcher butterfly
!it for you.
GRILLED LEG OF LAMB
3-5 lb butterflied boneless leg of lamb from butcher shop
1 cup red wine
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 Tbs olive oil
6-8 garlic cloves minced
2 Tbs dry Italian seasoning
2 Tbs chopped fresh rosemary
kosher salt and cracked black pepper
1 red onion cut into large rings
1 red bell pepper cut into wedges
1 yellow bell pepper cut into wedges
1 green bell pepper cut into wedges
8 oz button mushrooms
In a one gallon zip lock bag place the butterflied boneless
leg of lamb and add red wine, red wine vinegar, oil,
minced garlic, Italian seasoning and rosemary. Seal and
shake bag until ingredients are well mixed. Let marinate
in refrigerator for up to 24 hours. An hour before grilling,
pull meat from bag and let air dry on a cookie sheet. Just
before grilling, season lamb with kosher salt and cracked
black pepper. Add onions, peppers and mushrooms to
marinate left in the zip lock bag.
Grill on indirect heat with the lid on for the first hour,
flipping every ½ hour. If using a gas grill, set flames to
Put onions, peppers and mushrooms on cookie sheet and
season with salt and cracked black pepper. Use excess
marinate for basting lamb.
Depending on your
preference, cook meat to 130°-
145° internal temperature.
Baste often the last half hour
and add the vegetables to
the grill and cook just until
JESSIE RIVAS is the owner
and chef of The Pairing Knife
food truck which serves the
Remove from grill when done
and let rest for 15 minutes
before slicing meat. Always
slice meat across the grain.
Slice as thin as possible. Serve
topped with a salsa verde or
balsamic reduction. SLO LIFE
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| WINE NOTES
When the rain has paused and the sun is out, what better way to spend your
time then hanging out on an open patio with a glass of wine and a view that just
won’t quit? The rolling green hills or the buds that have broken on grape vines are
charging out into leafy vines. Wineries are awaiting your arrival by polishing glasses,
pulling out the garden furniture, and opening the windows and doors to let in the
fresh air. Here are some wineries to give you some fantastic views, enjoy a picnic,
some music and of course some wine from our gorgeous Central Coast area while
you enjoy what the land has to offer.
BY ANDRIA MCGHEE
3430 Peachy Canyon Road, Paso Robles
The view here is hard to beat. Keep the faith when you drive on
the curvy, swervy roads to the tasting room. You may second-guess
whether or not it actually exists but charge on! The drive is worth
it. Pay attention to the sides of the hills that have been cut out.
You’ll notice the change from dark brown and dense, to crumbly
tan, as well as light hard chalk. These differences in geology affect
the wine in different ways and make some wonderful wine.
Finally, up a hill, is the winery flaunting a view that dances with
trees, rolling clouds and valleys reaching far into the distance.
Tables and a grass area for picnics welcome you to kick back.
Every seat has a winning view. If you
can peel your eyes away for a minute,
you can get a round in on the bocce
ball court. Wine Down Wednesdays
( June - September 5-8pm) are a local
favorite which include music and
food stalls while you watch the sun
set. My favorite wine, 2017 Kate’s
Vineyard Zinfandel ($45/bottle) that
has the typical raspberry flavor of a Zin.
Remember the white cut out in the
hills as you approached the vineyard?
Those are limestone, or calcareous soils,
that help with the acidity of the wine,
giving it balance. It is the soil from
which the winery gets its name. >>
ANDRIA MCGHEE received
her advanced degree in
wines and spirits from
WSET in London and enjoys
travel, food, wine, and
exercise as a means to enjoy
those around her.
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Tablas Creek Vineyards
9339 Adelaida Road, Paso Robles
This winery, also in the Adelaida area, is way out there. It’s a hidden
gem. This winery especially excites the farmer inside me. Sitting
on the patio I can hear sheep in the distance. A bee is pollinating a
flower on the ground near the rows of vines. Out in the distance is
an old shed that looks as if it were taken from an old farm in Italy.
This is not just a vineyard, it farms using biodynamic practices. They
produce outstanding grapes and give back to the land, feeding it,
in a sense. It takes a lot of work. The support system includes their
sheep and alpaca herd that till the ground with their feet and eat
the nutrient sucking weeds, their active bees and owl boxes that
pollinate and exterminate, as well as their integrated fruit trees in
the vineyards and composting practices.
It sounds very Kumbaya, like a throwback from the 60’s but the
proof is in the pudding. The wines are flavorful yet have subtle layers
that just keep giving back to the consumer. I sip on a glass of 2017
Picpoul Blanc ($30/bottle), an uncommon varietal. The flavors
remind me of the tropics with a pineapple flavor that would pair
well with coconut shrimp. Being here is like a mini vacation, yet
only about 30 minutes from San Luis Obispo.
1850 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo
Have you seen a sweet little yellow house from the 101 freeway as
you drive south from San Luis Obispo? This was the childhood
home of Herb and his siblings. It was used by their family as
a dairy farm, to raise cattle, and now is the tasting room for
their winery. On the hillside is an image of a bell with a cross
inside made of rocks showcasing their brand that was used in
Switzerland by their ancestors.
I pulled up to this little gem of a place to meet Diane Filipponi
tidying up the tasting room. Her husband Herb was out mowing
the high grass. A special and rare winery to visit that takes every
family member to make it work. You feel welcomed and home as
It feels like a little oasis.The garden is full of native plants with a
view of some old oaks chasing up the hill. Shakespeare and Treasure
Island play on summer nights in the open air. Try The Filipponi
Rosé ($24/bottle) and drink in the fantastic strawberry flavor. What
a great little getaway to enjoy with friends, with a view that we are
so lucky to have in this lovely part of the world. SLO LIFE
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BY BRANT MYERS
Beer festival season is here! Just kidding,
it’s always beer festival season, with
maybe the exception of January. You
see, there’s always a reason to get likeminded
people together for a fun day
on the Central Coast enjoying beers
and live music. The bigger and more
prolific these become it’s important to
strategize on how to best appreciate
a beer festival and get the greatest
experience you can while toeing the
line on how to avoid a bad time.
Let’s just start off by showcasing what a “beer fest” is and what is
going on behind the scenes. The basic theory is to offer a variety
of beers that a typical consumer might not have yet tried or is
not aware of. Kind of like samples at Costco but without all that
annoying food getting in the way. This can come from either
inviting breweries to join and bring beer, a booth, a representative
and maybe some branded freebies or it can be the local distributor
enhancing their customer base by letting you “try before you buy” the selections
you’ll find at the store. It can even be both. The organizers behind the scenes
putting these festivals together almost always have a non-profit behind them
that they are helping to fundraiser for while utilizing a volunteer base and
getting that little hit of serotonin from doing the right thing. Also, one or two
saves puppies, so please think of the puppies.
Speaking of volunteers, let’s have an earnest chat about the juxtaposition of
hundreds of people enjoying unlimited pours for four hours and the people who
serve them. Basics of human interaction get a tad bent in an unfamiliar setting
and for about $50 you get to drink as much or as little as you’d like, albeit in 3
oz pours. The first rule of beer festivals is to respect others. This is true to the
people who gave up their sunny Saturday afternoon to help you enjoy yours.
This is especially true of the professionals who drove hours and spend all day
just to give you the opportunity to try the beers they made or represent. Talk
to them, find out what beer they brought, where they hailed from and take a
tasting note from the person who knows it best. If you’ve never experienced
their beer then ask for a recommendation and you’ll probably receive the
flagship beer they’re best known for, or a crowd favorite on that day, either way
you can’t go wrong. Shoving an empty glass in their face while you talk to your >>
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ThroW us a bone
A Celebrity Softball Fundraiser
for A Local Teen
Saturday, August 10th
2pm Gates open
$25 General Admission
3076 Duncane Lane . San Luis Obispo
805 549 0100
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friends is not the way to learn about nor appreciate beers. If the pourer is from the
brewery they’re representing it’s always appropriate to give them a compliment if
you like their beer or let them know you support them with your wallet, or have
visited their tasting room. If you want to take a deeper dive then stand to the
side and have a brief chat while others can still make their way up to the jockey
box and get a taster too. It’s a fine line however...they’re not your local friendly
bartender and if they’re trying to work then come back when it’s not busy.
Lines can be an issue at some of the larger festivals that pull in-demand breweries
sharing limited-release beers. My strategy is to go one of two ways when you see
a huge crowd vying for thatAquavit barrel-aged barleywine variant brewed with
rare merciless peppers of Quetzalacatenango and a hint of cinnamon. This is a
great opportunity to slow down and have some water while you pace yourself
to enjoy the next few hours, or this means that all the attendees are clumping
together while some great brewery booth goes empty. Avoid the brew queue and
discover a lesser known brewery sharing their crisp and clean pilsener or session
IPA. It’ll also help reset your pallet too. Festivals have their own momentum
and being slightly off this crowd surge can mean less lines and more free time.
The best way to do this, in my opinion, is to opt for a VIP ticket. These typically
entail an early admission and maybe some other perks. This is how you get the
rare beers without the hassle, but most importantly you are free from the time
constraints that most people feel. Four hours can go by fast and it gets faster as
the fest comes to a close. That extra hour can mean a break in the middle to sit in
the shade, have a proper lunch, or take the extra time to chat with friends.
Here are some other pointers that I could ramble on about for days: don’t drive,
eat a meal beforehand, never “pre-party”, it’s okay to pour out a beer you don’t like
(just be respectful and walk a few feet before you do), don’t take every piece of
swag just because it’s free (you’d be hard pressed to use twenty bottle openers at
once), keep an eye out for special pours and releases at a specific time in the fest,
unless there’s Greek wedding taking place keep your glassware
intact, if you’re slurring or stumbling you’re done—go home.
I could go on forever about what not to do so in the interest of
not being a downer here’s what you should do: be respectful.
Understand that a lot of time and planning went into this event
and it might not be here next year if you are not considerate of
the venue and staff. Treat the beer with reverence and appreciate
the unique styles and variances as if you could find yourself
eyeballing them on the shelves next time you’re picking up
a six pack. Most of all, treat yourself with dignity and avoid
over imbibing to keep the hangover demons at bay and your
Beer festivals are a fantastic way to
spend a day with friends trying all sorts
of new beers that you might not have
considered or purchased otherwise.
They help raise funds for local nonprofits
and showcase local musical
talent all in an open venue all for the
price of a dinner out. Appreciate that
we have so many options to choose
from and, just one last tip from me,
make sure your fridge is stocked and
your grill is clean because reminiscing
with friends in all that excitement you
just experienced as you head into the
evening can be just as fun as the day
was itself. SLO LIFE
BRANT MYERS is a 13-year
veteran of the Central Coast
craft beer industry who
enjoys sharing his passion
with anyone who doesn’t
put an orange in their
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In turn-of-the-century New York,
professional meddler and matchmaker
Dolly Gallagher-Levi decides she’s going
to marry miserly half-a-millionaire hay &
feed dealer Horace Vandergelder — and
that’s where the fun begins! Hello, Dolly!
bursts with humor, romance, high-energy
dancing, and some of the greatest songs in
musical theatre history.
June 8 - 30 // slorep.org
MAC & CHEESE FEST
Unwind and relax while watching live
music, and taking in the breathtaking
scenery at the ocean! They will be serving
plenty of Mac and Cheese plus, tastings
of wine, beer and spirits and opportunities
to buy full pours. This is a 21+ event. A
portion of the proceeds from the 8th
Annual Mac and Cheese Fest will be
donated to Woods Humane Society!
June 8 // themacandcheesefest.com
The SLO Movement Arts
Center in collaboration with
the Movement Arts Collective
present Thumbelina, Hans
Christian Andersen’s classic tale.
Follow this thumb sized ballerina
through forests, ponds, medows,
and fields as she meets frogs, mice,
butterflies, beetles, and ultimately
discovers her place in the world.
Act II features a mixed program
of high energy dance set to
familiar and popular music.
June 9 // pacslo.org
SUBLIME WITH ROME
With Sublime bassist and co-founder, Eric
Wilson anchoring the group, Sublime With
Rome are armed with a new album that
makes a real statement. Produced by Rob
Cavallo, who has worked with Green Day,
My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park and
many more, the latest release is an expression
of three musicians who truly get each other
and who communicate seamlessly through
their instruments. Enjoy an evening with
Sublime, Rome and SOJA.
June 19 // vinaroblesamphitheatre.com
ROLL OUT THE BARRELS
A weekend of local food and wine: Enjoy
Thursday evening in Downtown SLO in
Mission Plaza and celebrate with member
wineries as you sample the newest vintages
and local cuisine while listening to the sounds
of B & the Hive. Then, visit your choice of
up to four SLO Coast wineries per day with
your all-access weekend passport. Sample the
newest vintage from the barrel and stock up
before your favorite wines sell out.
June 20 - 22 // slocoastwine.com
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CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
Concerts in the Plaza features
musical genres across the spectrum
from reggae to rock, blues to
jamgrass, soul, California roots
rock and more at Mission Plaza
in Downtown San Luis Obispo
every Friday June 14th through
September 13th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Local vendors sell food and beverages
for concertgoers. Be sure to bring
your own reusable cup or purchase a
commemorative Concerts in the Plaza
tumbler. Non-alcoholic beverages are
provided as well. No outside alcoholic
beverages or pets are allowed and this is
a non-smoking event. All concerts are
free to the public.
LIVE OAK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Live Oak Music Festival is held every June to benefit KCBX Public Radio and features musicians
performing a variety of genres, including Afrobeat, soul, folk, gospel, roots rock, Americana and
more. The Live Oak Music Festival draws music aficionados of all ages to experience live concerts
in a beautiful setting, with the county’s iconic volcanic peaks, the Morros, as the backdrop. In
addition to music, the festival offers a way to kick off summer, with local food, wine and beer for
adults and plenty of games, activities, and talent shows for children and teens.
June 22 -23 // liveoakfest.org
June 14 . rosecoloredworld
June 21 . Truxton Mile
June 28 . The Tipsy Gypsies
July 5 . Stellar
July 12 . Diego’s Umbrella
July 19 . The Kicks
July 26 . The Molly Ringwald Project
August 2 . Damon Castillo Band
August 9 . Bear Market Riot
August 16 . The JD Project
August 23 . Soul Scratch
August 30 . Resination
September 6 . Mother Corn Shuckers
September 13 . Truth About Seafood
June 8 - September 14 // downtownslo.com
The Filipponi Ranch is once again hosting
the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival
with live music performed before each
Friday night production. Pack a picnic or
purchase delicious fare on site and bring
low-back chairs. Wine will be available for
sale by the glass and bottle.
July 11- August 3 // centralcoastshakespeare.org
Since 1946, Blue’s Baseball
has been a San Luis Obispo
tradition. This family-friendly
setting offers plenty of games and
activities for the kids, as well as a
concession stand and beer truck.
The fireworks show will begin
immediately following the game.
July 3 // bluesbaseball.com
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ROCK TO PIER FUN RUN
2019 marks the 50th year of the Brian Waterbury Memorial Rock to Pier Fun
Run. This six-mile event is held entirely on the beach from Morro Rock to the
Cayucos Pier and is open to participants of all ages and abilities. Proceeds will
be used for the Morro Bay Recreation Department Youth Sport programs.
July 20 // morrobay.org
MID STATE FAIR
The California Mid-State Fair is held annually and runs for twelve days
at the end of July. The Fair has hosted some of the biggest names in the
July 17 - 28 // midstatefair.com
This summer, experience this music
in beautiful venues of the Central
Coast, as you explore Domenico
Scarlatti’s inspiration with festive
and intimate performances.
July 24 – August 4
1351 Monterey Street . San Luis Obispo
(805)783-2887 . clippersbarber.com
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to HAVEN PROPERTIES
We would like to welcome all the San Luis Obispo Realty and
Bayshore Realty brokers, agents, their friends and clients to the
HAVEN PROPERTIES family. Together we are better able to
serve our local community and support the needs of our clients
before, during and after their purchase or sale like no other real
estate company on the Central Coast.
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