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September 2015

Getting Out
Library Voice


Child Development
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Family Events



Local Resources



Health & Safety



Vitamin D & Autism / Vaccine Law / Investment / SLO History / CC Railroad Festival

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designed to please both casual
train buffs and avid rail fans, as well
as to delight tourists and locals of
all ages. Most festival activities
will be free and all will be fun and
very family friendly. Attendees will
also be able to explore the areas
beaches, wineries, missions, quaint
downtowns, and other special

Central Coast
Railroad Festival

Major 2015 festival venues in San

Luis Obispo are the SLO Railroad
Museum, the SLO downtown
Library, the History Center of SLO
County and the famous Thursday
Night Farmers Market. Festival
program partners around the
county include Arts Obispo,
numerous County Library branches,
Cal Poly University, SLO City
Parks Dept., Amtraks Operation
Lifesaver, the Oceano Depot, Paso
Robles Pioneer Museum, and
Central Coast Family magazine.
Staff from Model Railroads of
Southern California will again
organize the large model train
layout tour. Various rail excursions
for children and adults are now
being developed to offer rides on
the Pacific Surfliner and the Coast

All photos:

San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum

will host the 2015 Central Coast
Railroad Festival from October 1st
to 4th. The 6th Biennial Central
Coast Railroad Festival spotlights
numerous types of railroading in
the heart of the California Central
Coast. The festival focuses on rail

history, exhibits, programs, music,

safety education, art displays, rail
excursions, and model railroading
of all types. Activities will take
place at numerous railroad,
historical and educational locations
throughout San Luis Obispo
County. The Railroad Festival is

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Additional sponsors, promotional
partners, and event volunteers are
now being sought.

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Complete museum history and

upcoming event information is
available on the San Luis Obispo
Railroad Museums website: www. Central Coast Railroad
Festival details, schedule updates,
and archives are available at:

San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum

was founded as a regional nonprofit educational museum for
the public benefit. The museums
grand opening was the focal point
of the 5th Biennial Central Coast
Railroad Festival in 2013. The
museums mission is to preserve
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restoring and displaying artifacts,

as well as operating historic railroad
equipment. The museum is fast
becoming a community treasure
and the organization continues
to seek broad support, funding,
and new members to achieve its
future goals. Open year-round
on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of
each month, the museum also
hosts other annual events such as
San Luis Obispo Train Day in May
and special holiday activities and
displays in December.

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Getting Out

California Operation Lifesaver

and the Central Coast Railroad
Festival Remember: When you
see railroad tracks, ALWAYS
think train! Operation Lifesaver
is a non-profit, public education
and information safety program
dedicated to educating people on
how to reduce crashes, injuries and

fatalities along railroad rights-ofway and at highway/rail crossings.

California Operation Lifesaver is
committed to raising awareness
and improving public safety on
and around highway-rail grade
crossings and tracks through
public education. Awareness can
save lives. Look for the California
Operation Lifesaver coloring
page on page 5 of this issue!
Children can color and bring their
completed page to local San Luis
Obispo library branches or the SLO
Railroad Museum to be displayed
on the wall.
Special railroad safety goodies,
including Operation Lifesaver hats
and coloring books, will be handed
out to children who attend Railroad
Festival storytimes at their libraries
(see the storytime schedule on
page 4). California Operation
Lifesaver will also have a booth

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CCRRF Coloring Page: Cut out and color the illustration below. Bring your colored page to any branch of SLO Library
by Friday, SEP 25. Submissions will be displayed in SLO Library Community Room during the CC Railroad Fest OCT 1-4!

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Child Development
Vitamin D

gave the autistic children highdose vitamin D3 for 3 months.

Collectively, 80% of the autistic
children significantly improved
with vitamin D treatment,
with improved outcomes on
contact, and attention span. This
is the first scientific study proving
that high-dose vitamin D improves
core symptoms of autism.

and the

Rise in
by John J. Cannell, MD

One in every 62 children in the

USA currently has autism. Some
experts say it was always this
way and the rapid rise over the
last 30 years is due to better
diagnosis now. But this statistic
only includes children with
obvious autism, not subtle cases.
What these experts are saying
is that parents, teachers and
pediatricians in the 1970s missed
the diagnoses of obviously
impaired children.
It seems much more likely that
something has changed in the
environment from the 1970s to
now, because genetic diseases
do not increase dramatically in
incidence over 30 years. One
thing that changed over that
same time period was average
blood levels of the steroid neurohormone known as vitamin D. As
families avoided sun exposure in
the last 30 years (due to fear of
skin cancer, sunblock use, indoor
entertainment, and news of
stranger danger), blood levels of
the sunshine vitamin decreased
exactly in unison with the rise in

been More research is required to

document the benefits of vitamin
D in autism specifically. However,
The first, by Professor Bruce the proven safety of vitamin D
Ames, discovered that activated and its beneficial effects on many
vitamin D directly regulates mechanisms of action that underlie
at least six proteins that are autism make vitamin D a smart
abnormal in autism. Researchers option for children with autism.
discovered that vitamin D explains New research suggests that the
the serotonin paradox (some risk of autism could be lowered
autistic individuals tend to have significantly by women using
high levels of serotonin in their vitamin D supplements before
blood but low serotonin levels in conception, during pregnancy,
their brain). They also confirmed and after birth. Pregnant and
that estrogen salvages vitamin D nursing women may benefit from
enzymes by making them more taking 6000 IU (150 mcg)/day
efficient, so fewer girls have of vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
during pregnancy and lactation.
autism than boys.
studies have


The second study, by Professor

Christopher Gillberg, is the first
family study of autism and vitamin
D. These studies are important
because they allow researchers
to compare an autistic persons
vitamin D levels with the levels of
his family (not just a community
control group) and determine
if these levels may be partially
genetic. They measured vitamin
D levels in 40 autistic individuals,
and found that the average
vitamin D level in the autistic
Few people know that vitamin individuals was about half that of
D is actually not a vitamin. It can their siblings and parents.
not be obtained by diet; it is a
pre-hormone made via sunlight. The third recent study, by Khalid
Our bodies turn it into a powerful Saad and colleagues, compared
steroid hormone with profound the vitamin D blood levels of 122
effects on brain development Egyptian children with autism
and genetic function. How could to 100 typically developing
vitamin D help autism, a condition children. The blood levels of
that is highly genetic? Research autistic individuals was roughly
has demonstrated that vitamin half that of typically developing
D has multiple mechanisms of children. Very importantly, they
action, many of which have been found that vitamin D blood
demonstrated to play a role in levels directly correlate with the
autism. Several groundbreaking severity of the autism. They also

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For parents who want to proceed

on their own, the key is obtaining
25-hydroxyvitamin D blood levels
around 80 ng/mL. The first step
is to get a 25-hydroxyvitamin D
blood test for your child (fingerprick blood spot tests are
available). If the level is below 80
ng/mL, you may give your child 50
IU of vitamin D3 per pound of body
weight per day. So a 25-pound
child would be started on 1,250 IU
each day of D3, a 50-pound child
on 2,500 IU each day, etc.
After three months, get another
blood test. If the level has reached
80 ng/mL, you may continue at
this dose with periodic testing
and watch for any improvements
in core symptoms. For optimal
absorption, be sure to give your
child vitamin D with a meal that
contains fats. Liquid vitamin D is
available for very young children.
Do not supplement with vitamin
A, which antagonizes vitamin D

For more information and news

about vitamin D (and cofactors)
and autism research, visit the
Vitamin D Council webpage at:
w w w. v i t a m i n d c o u n c i l . o r g /
John Cannell, MD has over 35 years
of clinical experience. He is board
certified by the American Academy
of Psychiatry and Neurology and
obtained his MD degree from the
University of North Carolina School
of Medicine. Dr. Cannell has published
17 scientific papers in peer-reviewed
medical literature; three of his papers
are the most cited papers in the history
of their respective journals.
Dr. Cannell has written and spoken
widely on integrative medicine topics,
including speaking about vitamin D
supplementation before the 92nd
annual meeting of the Pacific Division
of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science in 2011. He is
the founder and executive director of
the non-profit Vitamin D Council. He
maintains a practice at San Luis Obispo
Integrative Medicine, where he offers
supplement coaching for ASD, and he
recently published the book Autism
Causes, Prevention and Treatment:
Vitamin D Deficiency and the Explosive
Rise of Autism Spectrum Disorder. You
can reach Dr. Cannell at (805) 439-2569
*Research citations:
Patrick RP, Ames BN. Vitamin D hormone
regulates serotonin synthesis. Part 1:
relevance for autism. FASEB J. 2014 Jun;
Fernell E, Bejerot S, Westerlund J, et
al. Autism spectrum disorder and low
vitamin D at birth: a sibling control study.
Mol Autism. 2015 Jan 14;6:3.
Saad K, Abdel-rahman AA, Elserogy YM,
et al. Vitamin D status in autism spectrum
disorders and the efficacy of vitamin D
supplementation in autistic children. Nutr
Neurosci. 2015 Apr 15.

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October 1st to 4th


San Luis Obispo County

Details and schedules:
Also see pages 2-5 in this issue

Fun for the

Whole Family!

Model Train Displays

Train Rides
SLO Farmers Market booth with Kid Activities
Childrens Area at SLORRM
September Story Times at SLO County Libraries

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History Programs
Railroad Presentations
Rail Safety Presentations
Displays of Historic Rail Equipment
Railroad Art and Photos

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Fun & Games

Jacks Jokes
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No Secrets to
Investment Success

by Molly Peoples

Many people look for the

secrets to investment success.
Is it timing the market just right?
Is it finding those hot stocks or
getting in on the ground floor
of the next big thing? Actually,
these types of moves have little
relevance to the vast majority
of investors, even the most
successful ones. So lets take a
look at some steps you can take
that can be effective in helping
you work toward your financial
Its time in the marketnot
market timing. Some investors
think they can succeed at
market timing buying when
the price is low and selling when
the price is high. And this would
indeed be a good strategy if
they could predict highs and

Its cool-headed thinking, not

chasing hot stocks. If you
browse the internet or watch
lows. No one can accurately
one of the investment shows on
forecast these peaks and valleys,
cable television, you are bound
though. So, instead of ducking
to read or hear about hot
in and out of the market in a
stocks. But by the time the news
vain attempt to catch the highs
reaches you, these stocks may
and lows, simply stay invested.
already be cooling off. Even
The more time you spend in the
more importantly, they might
market, the lesser the impact
not be right for your needs in the
youre likely to feel from shortfirst place. Instead of chasing
term price swings. And if youre
after hot stocks, which, by their
always invested, youll always be
in a position to benefit from the Its building a strong foundation, nature, carry a strong emotional
not getting in on the ground component (namely, the desire
next market rally.
floor. Many people regret not for quick, big gains), try to coolly
Its buy and hold, not buy being one of the initial investors and dispassionately analyze your
and sell. Even if you arent of a company that has done situation to determine which
trying to time the market, you spectacularly well. But most investments are really most
may be tempted to buy and new companies dont achieve appropriate for your goals.
sell frequently as you look for anywhere near that level of
new and better opportunities. success. So, instead of looking There really arent any shortcuts
Yet, this constant buying and for the next big thing on the to reaching your desired financial
selling can be costly. Frequent ground floor, try to build a destination. But by taking the
trading, with all the additions strong foundation consisting slow and steady path, you can
of a mix of quality investments work toward getting there.
suitable for your risk tolerance,
goals and time horizon. This Edward Jones, its employees and financial
are not estate planners and cannot
type of investing may not advisors
provide tax or legal advice. You should consult
sound glamorous, but a strong your estate planning attorney or qualified tax
foundation is better equipped advisor regarding your situation.
than a possibly shaky ground Molly Peoples is a financial advisor at Edward
Jones in San Luis Obispo. She can be reached
floor to withstand the shifting at (805) 784-9013. 2014 Edward Jones. All
rights reserved. Member SIPC.
winds of market forces.
and subtractions from your
portfolio, can make it hard
for you to follow a consistent,
unified investment strategy.
Youre better off purchasing
quality investments and holding
them for the long term, until
either your needs change or
the investments themselves
no longer possess the same
attributes they did when you
purchased them.

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Local History

San Luis Obispo Business

by Guy Crabb

I am often asked if I know what

business was at a certain address
on Higuera or Monterey Street
thirty or so years ago. I honestly
cant remember every detail in
my 100 Year books, but I think
I can recall a major portion. I
am working on a 2nd edition of
the Higuera book and get to use
the great research books I have
bought in the eight years since the
first Higuera book was published.
I try to buy as many research
books as possible, and when I find
an old phone book, I am in heaven.
A couple of years ago, I was able
to purchase the 1939 San Luis
Obispo County City and Telephone
Directory published by Fred S.
Leon. It is a really cool hard-back
book that includes the people and
businesses of San Luis Obispo,
Paso Robles, and Atascadero.
We are going to play a game this
month called What Used To Be
There? 1939 was 76 years ago,
so we are going to step into a time
machine and set the dial to 1939,
pull the lever and travel back to
a time with fewer people, fewer
cars, and fewer everything. There
were far fewer telephones too. To
illustrate that point, the telephone
number for San Luis Obispo Fire
Department was 5.
During the year 1939, San Luis
Obispo residents had several fire
boxes scattered around town
for people to pull in case there
was a fire in that area. Lots of
people did not have telephones
because they were a bit expensive
for the average citizen. So if
there was a fire, people could
not run to their home phone.
The telephone number for SLO
Police Department was 31. The
number for Paso Robles Police
Department was 10, and the
Atascadero Police Department
was 56. The population of SLO
in 1939 was 12,500, compared to
todays population of ~45,000

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One of my favorite burger places

in downtown San Luis Obispo is
the Habit Burger, but in 1939 this
location was Rexall Drug Store
(phone number 32), which was a
very popular business. It was an
anchor store for the Wineman
Hotel that was located above
the drug store. The Wineman
was closed for many years and
recently, after being retrofitted
and rebuilt, began selling and
leasing rooms in the new
Wineman Hotel. Not only was
Rexall located here, but Harpers
Beauty Shop also operated inside
this building.
The next time you sit down in the
Habit, look around and imagine
the many shelves lining the walls
with goods on display and long
tables that lined the middle of the
building. Back in 1939, if you told
someone that this location would
one day be a hamburger place
they would think you were crazy.
Its like me telling you that in 76
years the Habit location would be
a hovercraft dealership and you
telling me Im crazy.
Currently, across Chorro Street
from the Habit is a business called
Fanny Wrappers, which occupies
799 Higuera. In 1939, Security
First National Bank (phone
number 397) was located here
and was one of the few banks in
town with a very large and secure
safe. There were several different
businesses on the second floor of
the building, including offices and
dental laboratories. If you venture
into Fanny Wrappers and go to
the back of the store, you can still
see the old bank vault that once
secured money, gold, jewels, and
other important items that were
highly valued. Many of San Luis
Obispos founding fathers used
Security First National as their
bank. The last time I took a friend
in to see the vault, we discovered
that it was being used to protect
ladies underwear!

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Up the street is another ladies

store called Victorias Secret
located at 898 Higuera. Seventysix years ago, this location housed
Eagle Pharmacy (phone number
916), which was more than just a
drug store. It was family owned
by the Nortons and had many
items to sell. Eagle Pharmacy was
located here from the 1930s to the
mid 1970s. Not only was the Eagle
Pharmacy located here, but the
Copeland family had their original
shoe business here starting in the
1960s. In 1939, this building was
split into two separate businesses
as were many other locations in
downtown. The shoe store took
the space near the end of the
building on Higuera. The Copeland
family now owns lots of land in
downtown SLO and continues to
expand their family business.

department. In addition to the

fire trucks on the ground level, a
jail was located at the back of the
building. On the second story, the
city offices and a meeting room
for the City Council were located.
By the early 1950s, the old City
Hall was finally torn down due to
earthquake safety concerns and a
new building was built in its place.
But something strange happened.
The city wanted to have the old
jail section remain intact, so the
new building was built in front
and the old jail was left in the rear
of the store. Amazingly, the jail is
still there to this day. I have paid
a visit to the jail with permission
from the shoe store crew. Bars
are still in the windows and the
little cells are still intact. To be
honest, its a little creepy but cool.
I treasure my 1939 SLO County
Telephone Directory because the
In 1939, City Hall was located at information inside is a wonderful
867 Higuera. My favorite shoe time capsule.
store in town, Charles Shoes, is
currently located at this address Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
School in San Luis Obispo. He
and has been since the mid 1950s. Elementary
graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been
City Hall was a two-story brick teaching for over 30 years. Guy was a Teacher
the Year in 2006 and currently teaches at
building and the ground level of
a National Blue Ribbon School. Reach him at
housed the fire station and police

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Monterey Street is getting a makeover.

Buildings are being renovated and the
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CS Perryess

about words
This is an etymological tip of
the hat to headwear. Hat comes
from the Old English word haet,
head covering, which came from
a Proto Indo-European word
meaning cover or protect.
Cap also came from Old English.
It started as caeppe, a hood
covering or cape. This word
came from the Latin word caput,
head. In English, it only referred
to womens head coverings
until the late 1300s, and is, not
surprisingly, related to the
French word chapeau.
Though most modern Americans
associate the fedora with
noirish characters of the 1930s,
the term initially referred to a
hat worn by a woman Sarah
Bernhardt -- who in 1882 (at
the time of her fascination with
soft-brimmed, center-creased
hats), was playing the part of a
Russian princess in a Victorien
Sardou play, Fedora. Bernhardts
fashion choice inspired a rash of
fedora-wearing womens rights
activists. Some years later,
those 1930s noirish hoods liked
the look, too.

blacken the face. It may even

have come from the Old Occitan
word masco, which means both
Beret entered English in 1827, witch and dark cloud before the
from the French word bret. rain comes.
Before landing in the French
travelled Grin showed up in Old English
through Bearn, Old Gascon, as grennian, to show the teeth
Late Latin, and Middle Latin. in pain or anger. Many Germanic
Its Middle Latin form is the languages had/have related
diminutive form of birrus, a roots: Dutch, grienan, to whine;
large, hooded cape. It appears Old Norse, grenja, to howl;
the word may have entered German, greinen, to cry. It
wasnt until the late 1500s that
Middle Latin from Gaulish.
the word grin began to be the
of thing one might want to
Etymologists dont agree on
the beginnings of the bowler. see on a friend.

Some claim it was named after

J. Bowler, a popular London
hat maker of the 1800s.
Others trace it back to the Old
English grandmother of bowl,
heafodbolla, meaning brainpan
or skull. Those Old English folks
really had a way with syllables,
didnt they?

Lets move south a tiny bit to

take a look at three things worn
on the face. The noun veil came
into English in the late 1300s
from the Anglo-French word
veil, which meant both headcovering and sail. This came from
the Latin velum, sail, curtain, or
covering (which, intriguingly is
not related to the English word
Though the derby was being vellum).
manufactured in the US as early
as 1850, it didnt earn its name Both mask and mascara have
until twenty years later, when their roots in the Middle French
that particular style caught on word masque, a covering to
across the pond at the Derby hide or guard the face. This
came from a Middle Latin word,
horse races.
masca, meaning specter or
Sombrero entered English in nightmare. Nobodys certain
1770 from Spanish sombrero, a where the Middle Latin came
broad-brimmed hat. It heralds from, but it may have its roots
from sombra, or shade, and in the Arabic word maskhara,
initially described a parasol or buffoon or mockery, or possibly
from Catalan, maskarar to

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Of the Cloth
Heres a thematic dip into the
etymologies of some common
Muslin came to English about
1600, from the French word
mousseline, which came from
the Italian word mussolina,
which came from the Italian
word Mussolo, a rendering of
the Mesopotamian city, Mosul
(now in Iraq). It was in Mosul that
people wove a luxurious fabric
of silk and gold the Italians called
mussolilna. Nobodys quite sure
how muslin lost its luster, but
by 1872, Americans defined it as
everyday cotton fabric for shirts
and bedding.
Corduroys story provides a nearmirror image of muslins story.
Corduroy entered the language
in 1780 and referred to a coarse
fabric made in England. Tales are
told that it comes from corde du
roi, the corde of royalty, but no
evidence exists to support this
story, and wouldnt you think
coarse cloth would chap the
hide of royalty?
The word Denim entered English

in the late 1600s. It came from

the French serge de Nmes,
meaning serge from Nmes (a
town in southern France). The
word denim was first applied
to the trousers we call jeans in
Canvas made its way into English
in the mid-15th century, from the
Old French word canevas, which
meant made of hemp, from the
Latin cannabis. Who knew?
Last, and least referred to in
this modern age, is the word
seersucker (I couldnt resist).
Seersucker comes from the Hindi
word sirsakir, which came from
the Persian shir o shakkar. This
term referred to a striped cloth
alternating between smooth
and puckered textures. Shir o
shakkar literally translates to
milk and sugar, suggesting that
the smooth stripes in the fabric
are as smooth as milk, while the
puckered stripes have a rougher
My thanks to sources: the OED, Etymonline.

CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio

books, and ponders the wonder of words
in a foggy little town on Californias central
coast. Find more at http://csperryess., or reach him at csperryess@

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September 2015 Free Ongoing Events


11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club

3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk

September is:

Baby Safety Month

Better Breakfast Month
Library Card Sign-Up Month
National Honey Month
National School Success Month
Women of Achievement Month
National Courtesy Month
Classical Music Month


11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club

3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk


2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria

Flower: Aster

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park

3:30-4:15pm AG

3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG

2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG

2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria


3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park

3:30-4:15pm AG



2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria

literacy day


3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park

3:30-4:15pm AG


8:30-11am AG Spencers Market

12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens
5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI


2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria


9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart

2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade


3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park

3:30-4:15pm AG


1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO

cheese pizza day
Wildlife day


3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG

2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG


9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart

2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club

3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk


2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria

national video
game day


8:30-11am AG Spencers Market

12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens
5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI


3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG

2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG


9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart

2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade


3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park

3:30-4:15pm AG



8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade

9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

citizenship day

stepfamily day
Mayflower Day

talk like a
pirate day

Play-doh day


8:30-11am AG Spencers Market

12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens
5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI


3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG

2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG


9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart

2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade


8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade

9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

punctuation day

johnny appleseeds
birthday (Born in 1774)

native american

ice cream cone

invented (in 1903)


8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade

9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

day of peace



patriot day

first day
of autumn

gratitude day

8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade

9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

teddy bear day

national working
parents day

national hispanic
heritage month
(through October 15)







(published in 1830)

make a hat day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club

3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk

8:30-11am AG Spencers Market

12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens
5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI

mary had a
little lamb day

thinking day



VJ day

labor day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club

3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk


Birthstone: Sapphire





8:30-11am AG Spencers Market

12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens
5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI


3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG

2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG


9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart

2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade


neighbor day


8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade

9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

Crush a can day


Safety Pin

Central Coast Family

September 2015

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Family Events
THU JUN 18-SAT SEP 19 (days &
times vary): LA RUES RETURN at
The Great American Melodrama,
1863 Front St, Oceano. Hows A
Bayou? Complete with jokes, puns
and pratfalls, this riotous romp
through the swamps of New
Orleans is sure to delight all ages!
The 40th Anniversary Vaudeville
Revue Part Two! features
favorite songs, dances, and
sketches from the theatres past.
Cost: $19-25, discounts for groups,
seniors, students, military, and
children. The in-house snack bar
serves great food and drinks.
com or 489-2499.

Lobby will discuss the fee-anddividend approach to carbon

pricing, internalizing social cost
of carbon, minimizing economic
disruption, global participation,
and Californias cap-and-trade
system. Cost: free. Contact: 5480597 or

SAT AUG 29-SUN AUG 30 10:00

am-5:00 pm: EMPOWER at Paso
Robles Home Expo, 2198 Riverside
Rd. EmPower staff and qualified
contractors will be tabling at
the Paso Robles Home Expo to
offer advice on how single family
homeowners can improve the
efficiency, comfort, and indoor air
quality of their home. Cost: free.
SAT AUG 8-THU OCT 8 10:00 am: Contact: 781-5625.
Chest, 445 Higuera St, San Luis SAT AUG 29 10:00 am-2:00 pm:
Obispo. Enjoy an extraordinary TOMATO EXTRAVAGANZA at
collection of Disney Memorabilia Garden of the Seven Sisters, 2156
spanning 40 years. Unleash the Sierra Way, SLO. Enjoy tomato and
Disney child in you and dig through basil tastings, free workshops, a
a treasure chest of memorabilia, plant sale, and fun activities for
all for a good cause. Proceeds the kids. Cost: free. Contact: 781benefit Wilshire Hospice Care. 5939 or
Contact: 545-5955.
WED SEP 2 6:00-8:00 pm:
times vary): SYLVIA at SLO Little
Theatre, 888 Morro St, San Luis Christian Adoptions, 1540 Marsh
Obispo. Enjoy A.R. Gurneys St, SLO. Enjoy tomato and basil
modern romantic comedy about tastings, free workshops, a plant
a dog, the couple who adopts sale, and fun activities for the
her and the comedy that results. kids. Cost: free. Contact: 781-5939
Cost: $15-30. Contact: 786-2440 or or
THU SEP 3 6:00-7:30 pm: LOCAL
vary): STEEL MAGNOLIAS at at Santa Margarita Library, 9630
Pewter Plough Playhouse, 824 Murphy Ave, Santa Margarita.
Main St, Cambria. Concerned with Join Guy Rathbun as he leads a
a group of gossipy southern ladies spirited discussion with authorin a small-town beauty parlor, the biologist Baxter Trautman and
play is alternately hilarious and Cheri Roe of the Santa Margarita
touchingand, in the end, deeply Historical Society about the flora,
revealing of the strength and fauna, and landmarks of Santa
purposefulness which underlies Margarita. Refreshments, book
the antic banter of its characters. signing, old jail open. Cost: free.
Cost: $17-30. Contact: 927-3877 or Contact: 438-5622.
FRI SEP 4 6:00-8:00 pm & SAT
THU AUG 27 7:00 - 8:00 pm: SEP 5 9:00 am-4:00 pm: GOLDEN
Danger of Artificially Cheap & Downtown City Park, 11th & Park
Profitable Fossil Fuels at Ludwick Sts, Paso Robles. Featuring a
Community Center, 864 Santa cruise through downtown Paso.
Rosa Rd, San Luis Obispo.. Sharon Cost: free. Contact: 286-6408 or
Rippner of Citizens Climate

Central Coast Family

September 2015

FRI SEP 4-SUN SEP 6 (times vary):

SHOW in downtown Paso Robles
and Paso Robles City Park, 11th
and Spring Sts. There will be pre1979 classic cars cruising Friday
night and showing in the park on
Saturday. Participants are invited
to tour the citys entertainment
spots on Sunday. There should be
over 300 cars for this event. Net
proceeds will go to local charities.
Cost: free. Contact: 286-6408 or
SAT SEP 26 3:00-6:00 pm: ERU &
ANNA at Grandmas Frozen Yogurt
& Waffle Shop, 307 Morro Bay
Blvd, Morro Bay. Bring the family
to enjoy music and dance from
Indonesia. This is an interactive
performance and participants can
play with the musicians. Watch
Morro Bay Farmers Market come
to life from the courtyard. Cost:
free. Contact: 704-9866.

Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862 or
SUN SEP 6 7:00 pm: PAJAMA
MOVIE NIGHT at Park Cinemas,
1100 Pine St, Paso Robles.
Enjoy the Bird Cage, with Robin
Williams and Nathan Lane on the
big screen. Cost: $10 (includes
popcorn/soda). Contact: 238-4103
FRI SEP 11 12:30-1:30 pm: DAY OF
DEDICATION at Fire Station No
1, 2160 Santa Barbara Ave, SLO.
Join the City of San Luis Obispo
in partnership with the American
Legion, Post 66, for the dedication
of the Citys newly constructed
9/11 Memorial. A steel I-beam from
the World Trade Center Towers
has been incorporated into a
public art piece memorializing
the 403 police and fire emergency
responders who lost their lives in
the tragic events of SEP 11, 2001.
Cost: free. Contact: www.slocity.

SAT SEP 5 at 2:00 pm: FAMILY

MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075
Palisades. Enjoy popcorn and a
movie. This PG movie is a full- WED SEP 16 at 3:00 pm: MAKE N
length theatrical Lego adventure. TAKE at Los Osos Library, 2075

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Family Events
3rd WED of every month at 6:30
pm: Prepared & Natural Chidlbirth
Classes at Twin Cities Community
Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas Rd,
Templeton. This is a six-series
class addressing all matters of
childbirth in the form of a lecture
Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO as well as hands-on demos and
CHESS CLUB meets at Carls Jr practice techniques. Cost: free.
on Santa Rosa St, one block W Contact: 434-4654.
of Foothill, across from Cal-Poly.
All ages welcome. Cost: free. 2nd THU of every month at 6:30
Contact: 441-7210 or slochess. pm: Breastfeeding Basics at Twin
Cities Community Hospital, 1100
Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. In this
Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: introduction to breastfeeding
SLO CHESS CLUB meets at the class you and your family will
big board on the Morro Bay learn about the practical aspects
Embarcadero at the west end of of feeding your newborn from
Morro Bay Blvd (down the stairs). an Internationally Board Certified
Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or Lactation Consultant. Cost: free.
Contact: 239-4443.
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS
TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2075
Palisades Ave. Read to Berkeley,
a golden retriever, who loves to
listen to children read. Cost: free.
Contact: 528-1862.

Palisades. For children age 5 and

up. Its harvest time at the library.
Kids are needed to help construct
the official library scarecrow(s) to
celebrate fall & make their own
small scarecrow to take home.
Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862 or

Batman, the Movie starring

Adam West will be shown at
2:00pm. All superheroes are
invited! Cost: free. Contact: 5281862 or
OCT 1-4 (times & locations vary):
FESTIVAL! The 2015 festival
focuses on rail history, exhibits,
programs, demos, music, safety
education, rides, art displays, rail
excursions, and model railroading
of all types. Great fun for the
whole family. Cost: most events
free. Contact:

SAT SEP 19 9:00 am-12:00 pm:

beach locations throughout
SLO County. Be part of an
international event organized
by the Ocean Conservancy, CA
Coastal Commission, and ECOSLO
to cleanup our coast. Fun for the
whole family! Cost: free. Contact: SUN OCT 4 1:00 pm-5:00 pm:
544-1777 or
Atascadero Library Community
SAT SEP 19 at 2:00 pm: FAMILY Rm, 6555 Capistrano Ave. Learn
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 about the many approaches to
Palisades. Enjoy popcorn and a holistic healing available in our
movie. Monsters take a vacation in community with presentations,
this PG movie. Cost: free. Contact: demos, giveaways and more.
528-1862 or
Cost: free. Contact: 350-0578.
SAT SEP 26 (all day): BATMAN
DAY at Los Osos Library, 2075
Palisades. Wear your batman
costumes to the library as we
celebrate the caped crusader.

Central Coast Family

Recurring Events
& Resources

September 2015

The Mankind Project mens

support group meetings: all issues
welcome. Find purpose, mastery,
healthy autonomy, and your lifes
mission and purpose. Gain skills
to change your life or to become
a better husband or dad. Call
ahead to confirm. 1st & 3rd TUE
6:00-9:00 pm in San Luis Obispo.
Contact: 459-7808. 1st & 3rd THU
6:30-9:30 pm in Cayucos. Contact:
471-9342. 2nd & 4th THU 6:309:00 pm in Atascadero. Contact:
235-2774. Cost: free. Info: www.
3rd SAT every month 3:00-6:00
pm: Interactive Indonesian Music
at Grandmas Frozen Yogurt, 307
Morro Bay Blvd, MB. Instruments
available for all. Play along with
ru and Anna! Endang ru
Rukandi is a master of the regional
music of West Java. Cost: free.
Contact: 704-9866.

San Luis Obispo Special Education

Local Plan Area (SELPA) and
Community Advisory Committee
(CAC) offer parent orientation
to special education programs in
SLO County. Contact: 782-7301 or
Twin Cities Community Hospital
Volunteers, a non-profit org
providing support to patients,
doctors, and nurses of the
hospital, seek volunteers to work
in the gift shop and Obstetrics
Dept. AM and PM 4 hour shifts are
available. Contact: 434-4524.
Last FRI every month at 6:00 pm:
Family Fun at Unity Church, 1165
Stubblefield St, Orcutt. Contact:

Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm &

SAT 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration
Station Interactive Science Center
welcomes families at 867 Ramona
1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00- Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $28:30 pm: Drop-in Dream Group at 3. Contact: 473-1421 or http://
St. Benedicts Episcopal Church,
2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los Osos.
This is a drop-in support 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00
group to share dreams and the pm: Grief Support Group at Central
relationship between dreams Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr,
and spiritual path, using Jungian Ste D, San Luis Obispo. This free
interpretive assumptions and group is for anyone suffering the
language and Robert Johnsons loss of a loved one who is in need
book Inner Work. Cost: free. of support. Contact: 540-6020.
2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV

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Local Resources
at 9:00 am: the Santa Maria
Recreation and Parks Dept offers
free docent-led nature walks in
Los Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion
Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: free.
Contact: 925-0951 x 263.

N Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande.

free and low-cost services are
offered for people 50 and older:
blood pressure, pulse, weight,
for anemia, diabetes, and fecal
blood, nutritional counseling, and
2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 medical referrals. Contact: 481pm: Caregiver Support Group 2692 or 788-0827.
at Cayucos Community Church,
Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. free support 1st WED every month at 12:00
for caregivers and family dealing pm: Disabled American Veterans
with long-term illness, memory luncheon at Veterans Memorial
loss, dementia, and Alzheimers. Bldg, 313 W. Tunnell St, Santa
Contact: 458-7484.
Maria. Contact: 345-0402.
Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm:
Remain Independent Despite
Vision Loss at Santa Maria Terrace,
1405 E Main St. New ways of
doing daily tasks are taught by
the Braille Institute, such as home
management, traveling, and using
talking library books. Contact:

Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm:

Widowed Support Group at New
Life Church, 990 James Way, Rm
14, Pismo Beach. Arrive 10 min
early for 1st meeting. Offered by
Hospice of SLO Co. Contact: 5442266 or

Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon

Family Support Group at Luis
2nd & 4th MON every month OASIS Senior Center, 420 Soares
at 6:30 pm: MOPS (Mothers of Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750.
Preschoolers) meet at Pacific
Christian Church, 3435 Santa 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm:
Maria Way, Santa Maria. Childcare How to Survive Divorce seminar
is provided. Contact: 934-3491 or at the San Luis Obispo Womens
Community Center, 1124 Nipomo
St, #D in SLO. Practical tips,
Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI pointers, and suggestions for
3:00-5:30 pm: Teen Wellness handling family law issues. $10.00
Program at Arroyo Grande EOC donation requested for handout
Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand materials and book. Contact: 544Ave. Health services, including 9313 to register.
reproductive health, in a safe
environment with staff trained 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm:
to screen, assess, and to provide Legal Clinic for Self-Represented
intervention. Appointments are Litigants at the San Luis Obispo
County Courthouse Law Library,
preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
1050 Monterey St in SLO, #125.
1st WED every month at 9:00 am: SLO County Bar Assn Family Law
Community Action Partnership Section & Womens Community
Senior Health Screening at First Center provide one-on-one legal
United Methodist Church, 275 advice for persons filing divorces

Womens Shelter

of San Luis Obispo County

crisis line: 781-6400
business phone: 781-6401

Central Coast Family

September 2015

w/o an attorney, and a document

preparer to assist in completing
court-required forms. Min. $40.00
donation. Limit: 12 participants.
Contact: 544-9313.
RISE (formerly Sexual Assault
Recovery and Prevention Center
of San Luis Obispo Co) offers:
Weekly Drop-In Support Groups
for Sexual Assault Survivors; 24
Hour Crisis Line; Advocacy and
Accompaniment; Peer Counseling;
Individual Counseling; Prevention
and Education, and Womens
Empowerment and Self Defense
Workshops. Contact: 545-8888 or

Obispo. Traditional and adaptive

toys for children with all types of
disabilities to check out. In-home
appointments available. Cost:
free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI
4:00-7:00 pm: Jacks Adaptive Toy
Lending Library - Jacks Helping
Hand at Pats Place in Nipomo
Recreation Community Rm, 671
W Tefft St, Ste 2, Nipomo. Toys
for children with all types of
disabilities to check out. In-home
appointments also available.
Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or

Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior

Ballroom Dancing at Madonna
Inn. If you are a senior (single
or attached) and like ballroom
dancing, this is the place! Look
left of the bandstand for sign:
Senior Dancers. Dance, chat and
listen to good music. No fees; no
Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED dues; just fun! Contact: 489-5481
3:00-5:00 pm: Jacks Adaptive Toy or
Lending Library-Jacks Helping
Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics, Literacy Council for San Luis
21 Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo County has an ongoing
Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm:
ADOPT A PET at Petco, 2051
Theater Dr, in Paso Robles. Cats
are available for adoption through
NCHS. Dogs are available through
Short n Sweet Dog Rescue.
Contact: 466-5403.

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Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC)

A one-of-a-kind r esour ce
in San Luis Obispo County for those living with cancer and their families
Wellness and support services provide a bridge between standard
medical care and a full range of healing therapies
Our integrative approach offers a foundation for care that includes
programs designed to strengthen the body, educate the mind,
and alleviate the stress that often comes with a cancer diagnosis

1941 Johnson Ave

Ste 201A, San Luis Obispo

( 805 ) 542-6234

and urgent need for volunteer SB counties, and much more.

tutors and offers free training in Contact: 925-9554 or www.
SLO. Contact: 541-4219 or www.
Hospice of San Luis Obispo
1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: County provides free grief
Commission on the Status of counseling, group support,
Women meets at Coast National counseling, crisis intervention,
Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This and wellness education to those
official advisory group to SLO with a life-limiting illness, their
County Board of Supervisors families, and the bereaved. This
identifies issues of concern to non-profit agency offers free
women that are not the focus counseling, community education
of other advocacy or advisory and volunteer support to those
organizations. Contact: 788-3406. grieving a death or dealing with
Every WED 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Offices in San Luis Obispo and
Growing With Baby, an infant Paso Robles. Contact: 544-2266.
feeding office for breastfeeding
moms and babies (0-10 mos), Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!
offers a free class on feeding, Make a difference in the life of an
crying, and sleep at 1230 Marsh older or disabled adult. Trained
St, SLO. Nurse and lactation volunteers choose services to
consultant Andrea Herron answers contribute and schedule hours
questions. Dads welcome! Call to at their convenience. Training is
reserve. Contact: 543-6988.
monthly at Wilshire Community
Services, 285 South St, Ste J, SLO.
Morro Bay Museum of Natural Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
History offers Adventures With
Nature & Mind Walks. Find the
Volunteer at San Luis Obispo
schedule at:
Museum of Art! Stop by at 1010
Broad St (Mission Plaza) or email
Central Coast Commission for
Senior Citizens offers many free
services: Senior Connection connecting callers with local
Advocacy Program) one on one
Medicare assistance, advise and
referrals for long term care, and
help with billing / appeals; Vial of
Life magnetized containers with
medical information; a Senior
Resource Directory for SLO and

Central Coast Family

San Luis Obispo Senior Center

offers health screening, legal
services, meals, exercise, bridge,
and bingo at 1445 Santa Rosa St.
Contact: 781-7306.

speakers and public programs.

Find events, weather updates,

Enrichment classes in San Luis

Obispo, Morro Bay, and Los
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San Luis Coastal Adult Schools just for parents. Cost: $76 for
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offers Core Parenting and

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Health & Safety

Understand the
New CA

On June 30, 2015, Gov. Brown signed

into law Senate Bill 277, which fully
takes effect on July 1, 2016, and
removes the personal belief vaccine
exemption for children attending
daycare and public and private

obtain special education services

regardless of whether the child is
vaccinated or not.

obtain personal belief exemptions

for those new vaccinations.

What did the law change? The

law eliminated the personal belief
exemption for required vaccinations.
This exemption allowed parents to
opt out of vaccinating their children
The law will roll out in phases, by completing a form attesting that
giving school staff time to sort vaccinations were counter to their
out vaccination compliance issues personal beliefs.
and parents who oppose full
immunization time to sort through The law also overrides an allowance
their options. Here are answers to for the religious exemption to
some frequently asked questions, as vaccinations that Gov. Brown had
explained in the text of the legislation inserted three years ago in previous
legislation. The religious exemption
and in analysis by lawmakers.
was not part of state statute.
What does the law say? Private or
public child care centers, preschools, Are there exemptions to the new law?
elementary schools and secondary Yes, there are three: medical, special
schools cannot admit children unless education, and homeschooling or
they are immunized against 10 independent study.
diseases: diphtheria, Haemophilus
influenzae type b (bacterial Students may obtain a written
meningitis), measles, mumps, medical exemption to vaccinations
pertussis (whooping cough), polio, from a licensed physician. The
rubella, tetanus, hepatitis B and reason for the medical exemption
may include family medical history.
chicken pox.
If the California Department of
Public Health decides to add other
vaccination requirements in the
future, parents will be allowed to

A child who has an individualized

education program, as required
under the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act, will be allowed to

The law states that the vaccination

requirements do not apply to
students who are enrolled in a
home-based private school or an
independent study program. Some
questions remain about whether
students enrolled in independent
study through publicly funded
district or charter schools would be
exempt from complying with the law;
the issue will be clarified in guidance
from the California Department of
Public Health.
Can some kindergartners enroll
conditionally if they have yet to
complete required vaccinations?
Yes. School districts already have
their own systems for tracking and
following up with kindergartners
who are not fully immunized.
Whatever systems districts currently
use will remain in place.
What about students with personal
belief exemptions on file? Children
who submit their personal belief
exemptions to vaccinations before
Jan. 1, 2016 are grandfathered in.
The new law will not apply to them
until they reach their next grade
span vaccination checkpoint
entering kindergarten or 7th grade.
If it is determined that a child has
been exposed to one of the 10
diseases named in the immunization
requirements and does not have
proof of immunization, the child may
be temporarily kept out of school.
If parents wish to obtain a personal
belief exemption before Jan. 1, 2016,
they should go to their childs school,
pick up an exemption form, meet
obtain a health care practitioners
(school nurse, doctor, nurse
practitioner, naturopath, osteopath,
or physicians assistant) signature,
and return the form to the school
before the deadline.
What vaccinations are required of
unvaccinated students by 7th grade?
As of July 1, 2016, all students entering
7th grade will be required to have
the pertussis vaccination, including
all pertussis boosters appropriate for
the students age.
Its not yet clear what, if any, other
vaccinations previously unvaccinated

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students may need but it wont

include the hepatitis B vaccination,
which is given in a series of three
shots. The issue will be clarified in
the forthcoming guidance from the
CA Department of Public Health.
What are the options for parents
who do not want to vaccinate?
Parents who do not want to vaccinate
will have two options for their
kindergartners and seventh graders
starting in fall 2016: obtain a medical
exemption to vaccinations or enroll
in homeschooling or independent
According to the CA Homeschool
Network, parents who wish to
homeschool have four basic options:
The first is to establish a private
home school by filing a private
school affidavit. Parents are free to
collaborate with other homeschools.
Homeschools are required to teach
California mandated subject areas,
but have latitude as to when and
how such subjects are taught.
The second option is to join another
private home school and become
a satellite home school. Third,
parents may enroll in a district or
charter public school that offers
independent study. The student
receives assignments from a
teacher but fulfills most of the
work independently. The fourth
option is to homeschool by hiring a
credentialed tutor.
Resources for more information:

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The Gathering Place Where All Ages Come Together

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SUN -THU 10:00 am - 7:00 pm & FRI - SAT 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

Our Courtyard is Open to the Public with Complementary Non-Electronic
Board Games, Hula Hoops, and Game Groups
SAT 10:00-Noon: Story-Time & Grandmas Puppet Theatre begins SEP 5
SEP 26 (3rd SAT each month) 3:00-6:00 pm: Interactive Indonesian Music
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