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Attachment Parenting / Time Change / Diablo Canyon / Halloween History

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Child Development

Attachment

Why attachment is important
From the moment they arrive,
babies are ready to teach us what
they need. And as you learn,
recognize, and provide what they
need, you will teach your children

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of it as more of a journey than
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Does this mean an adopted child
or one born into a blended family
is at a disadvantage from the start?
No. Does it mean that working or
divorced parents can’t give their
children enough attention to grow
into healthy adults? Absolutely
not! Whether you are a single
parent, grandparent, stepparent,
adoptive parent, foster parent, a
CEO or unemployed, you can form
a healthy attachment with your
baby.

What happens if your baby
doesn’t connect with you?
About 35 percent of babies form
unhealthy, insecure attachments.
In their young minds, it’s not
clear that their parents will come
through for them. Often, these
babies do the best they can to
maintain a connection, sometimes
trying to get their caregiver’s
attention and sometimes giving
up. As a result, these children
can become over-dependent
(terrified when their caregivers
leave them) or inappropriately
independent (they barely notice).
Still others are scared or chaotic
in the presence of their parents.
These children may be vulnerable
to problems like anxiety,
anger, and depression. They
may also have trouble socially
(withdrawing, acting out, or
behaving disobediently) and lack
motivation in school.

To understand why, it helps to
know a bit about what’s called
attachment theory. All infants
naturally attach to their primary
caregivers, even to adults who are
less nurturing. But it’s the nature
of the attachment (whether it’s
secure or insecure) that makes
the lifelong difference. By the
way, when psychologists say
“attachment” they are talking
about the child’s relationship to
you. “Bonding” refers to your

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Babies with a healthy, secure
attachment understand that the
parent or caregiver is a source
of comfort and a solid base from
which to explore and play. These
babies will miss their caregivers
when they leave and feel relieved
when they return.
With a
strong emotional foundation of
trust, they grow into confident,
competent, independent, caring
adults.

The attachment theory

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
John J. Cannell, Guy Crabb, Kerrin Edmonds, Stan Horspool,
Karyn Lutes, Renee Mosier , CS Perryess, Steven Smith

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Attachment theory is one of the
most popular and empirically
grounded
theories
relating
to parenting.
According to
a growing body of scientific
evidence,
children
with
responsive caregivers during the
first year of life develop a stronger
ability to manage stress, form
healthier relationships, perform
better in school, and enjoy higher
self-worth. Overall, they have a
greater shot at a well-balanced
and fulfilling life.

Do you want your baby to be
happy? Of course! But it’s hard
to know where to draw the
line sometimes. Will too much
snuggling make the child clingy
and insecure? Will too much
love smother the poor thing? In
many circles, it’s been considered
common wisdom to let a child cry
You can make a difference
in order not to spoil the kid. But
a growing number of studies are
Most scientists believe that what
shedding new light on the issue.
makes the difference between
More often than not, experts now
healthy and unhealthy attachment
advise: Respond to that child as
soon as possible.

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The Village Salon

Happy
Autumn!

is the parent’s response. Ignoring
or rejecting the baby’s needs, or
reacting inconsistently to them,
tends to create an insecure
attachment.
Self-absorbed,
controlling, abusive, and hostile
caregiving can have long-lasting,
damaging effects.

It must be terrible to have a wet
diaper. I bet you’ll feel so much
better, and then we can go
outside. Won’t that be fun?” The
words may not mean anything,
but your tone reassures the child
that you get it. You understand
your baby’s discomfort or pain.

When parents react sensitively,
reassuringly, and consistently to
their child, they create a secure,
healthy attachment. To an infant,
it is essential that caregivers
understand what he or she needs.
When that happens, the baby
learns to trust.

Why the first year is key

This kind of attention is especially
important during the first year
because that’s when the brain is
growing the fastest. In particular,
the emotion-focused right brain is
developing rapidly (it slows down
in the second year). While babies
may not remember specific
Dependence leads to
moments during these early
independence
months, they rely on what they’ve
A key concept in attachment experienced to retrieve emotions.
theory is that a child’s early
dependence ultimately leads to For instance, babies will turn
independence. In other words, toward a comforting person for
it’s only when children feel they help in managing the stress of
can count on their parents to their world, especially if they’ve
be available, and when they had a loving exchange with that
consistently find the world to be person before. Being responsive
a safe and approachable place, and emotionally available to your
that they develop the confidence child reinforces this connection.
to fully explore and play on their Building a healthy attachment is
own.
an ongoing process. As children
That’s not to say the child should
get whatever he or she wants,
notes child psychologist Kori
Skidmore.
Rather, when the
baby expresses a need or desire,
the parent should give an “I hear
you” sign.
For example, you stop into a
shopping mall restroom to change
a diaper and your 6-monthold stages a loud protest. You
don’t give in – you just calmly
start changing the diaper while
acknowledging the child’s distress
by saying, “I know it’s annoying.

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grow and gain the confidence to
reach out into the world, parents
are their teachers. Even teenagers
need a safe place to turn and
responsiveness from people who
care. The emotional connections,
established in the first year and
strengthened over childhood
and adolescence, will help your
baby become a happy, productive
adult. Of course, you’ll be a much
happier parent as well.

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Definition, types, antecedents, measurement
and outcome, Paediatr Child Health. Oct 2004;
9(8): 541–545.
J. Lipari, “First Impressions Count with Your
Newborn: Early Months Time for Emotional,
Cognitive Development,” Boston Herald (Aug
27, 2000).

A. N. Schore, “Effects of a Secure Attachment
Relationship on Right Brain Development,
Affect Regulation and Infant Mental Health,”
Infant Mental Health Journal 22, 1-2 (2001):
7-66.
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Wellness
nce upon
a time
change

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have a little one that normally
wakes at 6:00 am, they will now
be waking at 5:00 am! That’s no
fun.

So, what can parents do to ease
their child’s transition to a new
sleep schedule? “Fall back” tends
Before you had kids, the time to be a little tougher to manage
than “spring forward,” but it will
change wasn’t that big of a deal.
all come together.
In fact, you probably loved the
extra hour of sleep. But, if you A couple of days before the time

change, start slowly shifting
your child’s nap times and
bedtimes. Start with 15 or 30
minute increments. If your child
normally takes a nap at 1:00 pm,
two or three days before the time
change, put him down at 1:15 or
1:30 pm. If your child normally
goes to bed at 7:00 pm, make
bedtime 7:15 or 7:30 pm. Then, by
the time Sunday comes around, it
won’t be a huge change.
Your child will probably wake
early on that Sunday morning, so
try and keep her in dim lighting
for the first hour after waking, to
help her body clock reset.
We all have a circadian rhythm or
body clock. The word circadian
means approximately 24 hours.
Our bodies go through a series
of changes each day at certain
times,
including
hormone
releases, temperature and heart
rate fluctuations, etc. We also
have “sleepy awake” and “alert
awake” stages. That is why
parents concentrate on the timing
of naps and bedtime. When a
baby naps in tune with his body
clock, it allows him to fall asleep
easier and benefit from a better
quality of sleep.

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November 6th is the day! The
first Sunday in November means a
change from Daylight Saving Time
back to Standard Time. It’s time
to fall back (adjust clocks from
1:59 am to 1:00 am), and enjoy
more daylight in the morning.

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and you change those clocks, no
more adjustment time. Switch
cold turkey! This rule also goes
for those who don’t get around
to readjusting a child’s schedule
(I have done this many times
myself). It might take a few days,
but your child will adjust!
On Sunday evening, try your best
to help your child make it to their
normal bedtime. If he is utterly
exhausted, it’s okay to let him
fall asleep 15-20 minutes early.
Use your best judgment. Please
remember that every child is
different. Some kids take the time
change in stride, and others take
a few days to fully adjust. Just be
patient, and it will all fall back into
place.
If you have a toddler, a sleep clock
(such as My Tot Clock) with timeset colored lights can be very
helpful in letting her know when
it is okay to get up for the day.
Human bodies love routine, so if
you are consistent, your child’s
internal sleep clock will ease
through the transition. Happy
fall!
A Safety Reminder

Circadian rhythm is first and
foremost set by light, and
secondarily set by routine
activities during the day, such as
eating. If you do not adjust your
child’s clock, the rhythms of the
sun and your daily activities (such
as meals) will eventually reset her
clock.

San Luis Obispo Fire Department
encourages people to replace
the batteries in home smoke
detectors when they change
their clocks because Daylight
Saving Time changes provide a
convenient reminder. A working
smoke detector more than
doubles your family’s chance of
surviving a home fire.

Before November 2nd, do what
you can to ease your child into
the new schedule. But as soon
as the time change has occurred

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Tek Talk
the Hosgri fault (7.5 M), PG&E
was forced to revise designs and
make construction modifications.
Construction costs were upgraded
for the fifth time to $695 million
for unit one and $560 million for
unit two.

Diablo
Canyon

Power Plant

by Stan Horspool

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant  a nuclear power plant on the
is an electricity generating Nipomo coastal dunes in southern
nuclear power plant near Avila San Luis Obispo County. Protests
Beach in San Luis Obispo County were immediately raised and the
completed in 1973. Since the Sierra Club president met with
permanent shutdown of San PG&E’s president. The utility
Onofre
Nuclear
Generating agreed to pick an alternative
Station in 2013, it has been the site by 1965. Diablo Canyon was
only nuclear plant operational in chosen.
the state of California. The plant
has two Westinghouse-designed The utility applied to state
4-loop pressurized-water nuclear and federal agencies to build
reactors  operated by  Pacific Gas the unit one nuclear reactor
& Electric.
at an estimated cost of $188
million. The Atomic Energy
The facility is located on 900 acres Commission formally approved
(360 ha) west of Avila Beach, of the construction permit in April
which about 12 acres form the 1968 when construction began.
power-producing portion of the The unit two construction permit
plant. The twin 1,100 MWe reactors was issued in December of 1970,
produce about 18,000 GW·h of with the estimated cost being
electricity annually, about 8.6% $192 million. At this time, unit
of the electricity that California one’s cost was revised up to $212
uses, supplying the electrical million.
needs of more than 3 million
people. It was built 2 ½ miles During the next five years,
from the Hosgri fault (discovered applications,
debates
and
in 1969), and less than a mile from approvals became the norm.
the Shoreline fault (discovered in Then, Shell Oil geologists
2008).
discovered the Hosgri earthquake
fault in February 1969. PG&E
In November 2009, PG&E applied “knew about the fault for at least
to the Nuclear Regulatory a year before telling the public and
Commission (NRC) for 20- the Atomic Energy Commission,”
year license renewals for both according to a story in the San
reactors.
Jose Mercury News published
October 28, 1981.
In June 2016, PG&E announced
that it plans to close Diablo
Continuing through the early
Canyon in 2025. This will make
1970s, hearings were held for
California free of commercial
public comment. In January of
nuclear power plants.
1976, PG&E began shipping fuel to
Brief Overview of Plant History Diablo. Because of a USGS report
that said that Diablo’s seismic
In February of 1963, PG&E design could not withstand the
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During 1979, after the Three Mile
Island nuclear meltdown, protests
were formed throughout the state
against Diablo. On April 7, 25,000
people rallied in San Francisco.
Then on June 30, the Abalone
Alliance rally near Diablo Canyon
drew 40,000 people. Governor
Brown called for a moratorium
on Diablo construction and then
came out against the facility.
But 1984 became the year of
significance for the plant. After
14 years of hearings, protests,
blockades, interventions, court
cases, retrofits and reconstruction,
PG&E was granted a full power
license by the NRC for unit one
on August 2, 1981 and unit two on
November 2, 1981.
On May 7, 1985, unit one began
commercial
operation
and
on March 18, 1987, unit two
followed. The cost of the plant
had ballooned to $5.52 billion.
Economic Benefits Report
DCPP produced an estimated
18,566 megawatt hours of
electricity in 2011, with a
wholesale value of $675.6 million,
a local payroll of $202.5 million, and
714 local retired PG&E employee

pensions totaling over $19 million,
this created a total 2011 economic
impact on San Luis Obispo and
Northern Santa Barbara counties
of $919.8 million. The indirect and
induced impacts totaled $244.3
million, and included positive
influences on local businesses,
such as restaurants, real estate,
wholesale trade, retail shops,
financial
institutions,
and
healthcare. With 11 and 12 years
remaining on the current licenses,
it is expected that PG&E would
continue to operate DCPP for the
duration of those licenses and
that the Plant would continue
to generate economic benefits
similar to those that exist today.
When the study area is expanded
to include all of California,
the economic impacts grow
significantly, due primarily to two
factors: larger expenditures for
goods and services, and larger
multipliers. DCPP purchased an
average of $69.7 million in goods

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and services from vendors in
California over the last two years.
In addition to the 1,483 employees
living on the Central Coast, 60
DCPP employees work and live
outside the local market (mostly
in San Francisco or Sacramento),
which adds $7.0 million to the
payroll. These expenditures
increase the indirect impact to
$90.2 million, and the induced
impact to $334.3 million, for a total
of $1.1 billion injected by DCPP
into the California economy each
year. SLO County Wine Industry is
shown below for comparison.
Employment
DCPP created 3,358 jobs locally
in 2011, including 1,483 jobs at the
Plant. The additional 1,874 jobs
created by the spending and respending of DCPP purchases and
payroll expenditures in the local
area were in varying industries
including food services, hospitals
and healthcare, and real estate.
To state this another way, each
DCPP job has created more
than one additional job in the
local economy. Due to the hightechnology nature of nuclear
energy production, DCPP employs

a large number of highly-trained
engineers, scientists, mechanical
and electrical tradespeople, plant
security, and other operational
occupations. DCPP’s location
in the largely rural area of
California’s Central Coast makes it
one of the few providers of a large
number of well-paying, head-ofhousehold jobs in the region. In
addition, DCPP employment is
not seasonal or cyclical, as are
agricultural and tourism-related
jobs that dominate the local labor
scene.
Additionally, while the public
sector provides many highpaying jobs in the county, they
are affected by the State budget
crisis, while DCPP jobs are not.
Although there are only 60
DCPP employees outside the
local study area (statewide), the
impact of the total 1,543 jobs
created an additional 2,999.5 jobs
in California. The skills represent
a cross section of the California
labor force, from highly-trained
engineers and scientists to
security personnel, nurses and
physicians, and restaurant staff.
Total jobs created nationwide
is similarly dramatic: a total of

10,372 jobs were created by the
operation of DCPP. As with the
California analysis, these positions
were in a broad spectrum of
occupations and industries.
Taxes
DCPP also had a significant
impact on tax revenues. Table 1
shows that at the local level, the
dominant forms of tax revenue
are property taxes, which totaled
$30.8 million in 2011. Of this
figure, over $25 million represents
the Unitary Property Tax bill paid
by PG&E to local entities. Most of
this money goes to local school
districts, County operations,
and other County entities. This
$25 million is equivalent to what
would be paid by properties with
a combined assessed value of
$2.5 billion, or over 5,000 homes
assessed at an average $500,000

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value. Additionally, at the local
level, approximately $5.3 million
in sales taxes are generated.
Most of the impact of a “No
Extension” decision will be to
the local area, and therefore
is the focus of that section of
the analysis. Losses of virtually
all DCPP economic activity will
occur, including loss of property
taxes, sales taxes, and direct
plant expenditures.
KCET - Leon Koenen, March 25, 2011
www.pge.com/includes/docs/pdfs/shared/
edusafety/systemworks/dcpp/PGE_Economic_
Impact_Report_Final.pdf June 2013

Part II: DCPP Future Uses, Nuclear
Waste and On-site Storage.
Stan Horspool is a Software Engineer,
central coast explorer, and musician.
He can be reached at: http://aplink.io or
shorspool@pobox.com.

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Fun & Games

Jack’s Jokes
What is a mummy’s favorite type of music?
Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?

Wrap!
He had no guts!

What happens when a ghost gets lost in the fog?

He is mist!

Halloween Sodoku

Fill empty cells with numbers between 1 and 9 (1 number per cell).
A number should appear only once in each row, column, and region.

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Family Life

by Steven Smith

Fall is a magical time of year, especially
October 31st. Kids love carving
pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns and
dressing in costumes to go trick-ortreating. Store windows are full of
ghosts, witches and ghouls, and scary
movies proliferate on television.
The tradition of Halloween originated
from an old Celtic spirit festival,
which marked the beginning of
the Celtic New Year. In ancient
days, this holiday was known as
“Samhain,” named after the Celtic
Lord of the Dead. Families honored
their ancestors’ spirits by offering
gifts to Samhain. It was also a night
when ghosts and demons returned
to the earth to make mischief. The
Celts donned masks and dressed in
costumes to disguise themselves and
trick the spirits. Traditional Celtic
customs included pumpkin carving
and trick-or-treating.
The early Roman Catholic Church
named the holiday “Halloween,”
which means “All Hallows’ Eve” – the
night before “All Saints’ Day.” The
name comes from the old English
word “hallow” (meaning holy or
sacred) and the contraction of
“evening” to “e’en.”
Today, Halloween carries on some
of the same traditions started long
ago when kids decorated pumpkins,
carved Jack-O-Lanterns, bobbed for
apples, and dressed up in costumes
to trick-or-treat. Following is more
about some of the traditions and
legends surrounding the Halloween
celebration.
In old Ireland, people believed in
ghosts. Irish farmers went to the
homes of rich people and asked for
food. If they offered no food, the
farmers played tricks on them, often
under the guise of ghostly mischief.
In the past, wealthy families would
give “soul cakes,” which were a
type of pastry. Today, the threat of
“trick or treat” has become a friendly
request for candy as kids dress up
and visit neighborhoods.

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Originally, the purpose for wearing a
costume was to disguise oneself as
a formidable spirit to ward off other
harmful spirits. While scary costumes
used to be the norm, today children
dress up in all sorts of costumes. The
Halloween Program Sourcebook has
great ideas for kid’s costumes and
instructions on how to make them.
If you’re on a budget, you can make
a number of costumes from a white
bed sheet. For more ideas, check
online at sites like: http://familyfun.
go.com/halloween/halloween-kidscostumes, http://familycrafts.about.
com/cs/halloweentheme/a/091399.
htm, or http://www.dltk-holidays.
com/halloween/halloween_
costumes.html.
The Jack-O-Lantern originated from
an Irish tale about a man named
Stingy Jack, who was so bad he
could not go to Heaven. In hell, he
played too many tricks. Since Jack
had nowhere to go, he was forced to
wander through eternity. He owned
a lantern, so the locals named him
Jack-O-Lantern. In Ireland, people
hollowed out turnips, carved scary
faces into them, and set candles
inside to scare away Stingy Jack.
When the Irish came to America,
they started using pumpkins.
Colors, symbols, animals, and
creatures, as well as traditions,
legends, and rituals all play a role in
today’s Halloween. In ancient times,
black stood for death and night, and
orange stood for harvest and the fire
used to keep demons away.
Creatures associated with Halloween
include: witches; skeletons; ghosts;
goblins (known in France as mysterious
household spirits who like children and
wine); werewolves, and vampires.
The most famous vampire is Count
Dracula, modeled after Vlad the
III, Prince of Wallachia, who lived
in the Transylvania region of 15th
century Romania. He was known for
impaling enemies on sharp stakes,
which earned him the nickname Vlad
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Several animals are symbols of
Halloween, such as bats, black cats,
owls, and spiders. The bat is a good
luck omen in China and symbolizes
a long and happy life. But in olden
times, people thought that the dead
came back in the form of a bat, and
that bats indicated a presence of
ghosts or spirits. Bats are nocturnal
(only fly at night). When they sleep
in the day, they drape their wings
around their bodies like a cloak.
The black cat is synonymous with
a witch flying on a broomstick.
Some people believed that cats
were liaisons between witches and
the devil, and that witches could
transform themselves into a black
cat. Since cats can see in the dark
and move silently, they seem to be a
perfect creature for mystery.
Owls, another nocturnal creature,
have been associated with death.
The mournful “who who” sound
of the owl can be quite scary on a
moonless night. Long ago, people
believed that owls could swoop
down on Halloween night and eat
the souls of the dying.
Spiders are universally frightening,
so it is no wonder that they have a
connection to Halloween. Spiders
were thought to be connected with
supernatural powers. One reason
that spiders might be viewed as
diabolical is that they have an ability
to create a strong web of beautiful
geometric designs in which to catch
their prey.
Get into the Halloween spirit by
reading books.
Fantastic read-aloud books for
younger children include:
• Zen Ghosts by Jon J. Muth
• Scared Silly by James Howe
• Trick or Treat by Bill Martin
Some fun craft books for children:
• Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning
Ghosts: Spooky Fun by Marion

Haslam
• All New Crafts for Halloween by
Kathy Ross
• Fun-to-Make Crafts for Halloween
edited by Tom Daning
Good books for reading:
• The story of the Halloween Symbols
by Edna Barth
• The Story of Halloween by Carol
Greene
Adults might like:
• Halloween: 101 Frightfully Fun Ideas
by Better Homes and Gardens
Books (Ideas for decorating
pumpkins, goodies, decorations,
clever costumes, parties, spooky
masks, how tos and instructions,
step-by-step directions on how to
do things)
• The Big Book of Halloween by
Laura Dover Doran
• You can Carve Fantastic Jack-OLanterns by Rhonda Massingham
Hart
• Scary Scenes for Halloween by Jill
Williams Grover
• Matthew Mead’s Monster Book of
Halloween by Matthew Mead.
There are also many scary movies for
older children and adults.
• The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
• Dracula
• Frankenstein
• The Mummy
• The Goonies (funnier than scary)
This Halloween, when you are out
and about, keep a watchful eye for
Stingy Jack and his retinue of ghouls.
Enjoy a safe and happy celebration!
Steven Smith is a resident of San Luis
Obispo and a graduate of CSU Long Beach
with a degree in Creative Writing. Steven
is a painter/muralist and freelance writer. His
art can be viewed at www.myspace.com/
sloartiststevensmith. Contact Steven at:
sloartiststevensmith@yahoo.com.

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Local History
Monterey Street is getting a makeover.
Buildings are being renovated and the
parking lots are being dug up.
Buy your copy of Monterey/Marsh Sts
100 Year Book. Remember the past, as
the future is right around the corner.

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Construction of the Rotunda Building at 6500 Palma Avenue in Atascadero 1914-1918

Th e F o u n d e r O f

Atascadero
by Guy Crabb

The founder of Atascadero, E.G.
Lewis, completed his autobiography
while sitting in McNeil Island Federal
Prison in 1928. How do you like that
for a great hook? Believe me, you’re
going to want to read the rest of this
article. Over years of research for
three historical books on downtown
San Luis Obispo, I have made it a
point to collect as many documents,
books, and other types of artifacts
as I could. Several years ago, I was
perusing the shelves of Leon’s Used
Book Store (I really miss Leon’s). Of
course, my favorite section was local
history. Often I would find books at
Leon’s that I had never seen before.
On these treasure hunts, every once
in a while I would find a treasure.
One day, I chanced upon a very thin
booklet. I pulled it out to find the
autobiography of E.G. Lewis, the
founder of Atascadero.
The entire booklet is just 30 pages
with only 11 of those pages being
written by Mr. Lewis. I have read
lots of information on some of our
county founders, but this booklet
was fascinating. Edward Gardiner
Lewis was born in Connecticut, the
son of an Episcopal clergyman. He
attended private schools, a military
academy, and then attended Trinity
College in Connecticut at the age of
19. After 3 years, he quit college to go
into business and became a general
salesman for a watch company.
Lewis was married at Biltmore in 1890
to Mabel Wellington. He then moved
to Nashville, Tennessee, and started a
business dealing in wholesale drugs.
Lewis also began a publication, “The
Women’s Magazine,” in 1901. At
one point, he claimed to have the
largest circulation of any publication
in the world. I wonder if Mr. Lewis

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was aware of another publisher
named William R. Hearst. Everything
sounds so wonderful, doesn’t it? He
soon purchased the “St. Louis Daily”
newspaper and bought up large
tracts of vacant land just outside
of St. Louis. Lewis laid out a model
of the city and also built what he
claimed was the largest and finest
publishing facility in the world. He
was becoming a very influential
person.
Failing to get parcels post and a
postal bank system adopted by
Congress, Lewis organized a bank
called the People’s United States
Mail Bank (in competition with the
U. S. Post Office) with $5,000,000
he had acquired from investors. In
1904, he began to have a conflict with
the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal
Service felt that his publications were
being mailed at an incorrect postage
cost, and eventually denied him use
of the Postal Service for distribution.
The battle raged for 7 years, during
which time Lewis was indicted by the
Postal Inspectors 14 times. He was in
and out of court fighting this battle
against the Federal government
until 1910, when he found himself
penniless.
Lewis was not only ruined financially,
but his health also began to fail
him. He decided to go to California
with 3,500 mid-western and
eastern families who agreed to
follow him to make their homes in
a new community. The new city
would be especially adapted to the
automobile, with small orchard
estates, residential sections, schools
and businesses. In 1913, he purchased
the Atascadero Rancho in San Luis
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$1,000,000 acquired from various
investors in St. Louis. Lewis indicates
in his autobiography that when he
arrived in California in 1913, he had
only $2,000, all of it being borrowed
money. Uh oh… are you getting a
bad feeling about this too? Let me
continue.
The forests were completely cleared
from the Rancho property, 3,000
acres of orchards were planted, 100
miles of fine roads and streets were
constructed, and approximately
$1,000,000 was spent on churches
and schools. $3,000,000 was spent
on the building of private homes.
All of this money was invested by
Lewis’ followers. Then in 1914, World
War I broke out. He suddenly found
that workers on private projects
became scarce, and the cost of
labor and materials doubled. Soon
construction and development came
to a standstill, yet the bills continued
to mount up in the hundreds of
thousands of dollars until once again
Lewis was heavily in debt. He then
decided to go into the mining and oil
business.
Lewis borrowed several million
dollars on his personal notes and
bought a number of mines and oil
fields in Montana. He also acquired
16,000 acres of leases in oil fields in
Wyoming, but soon after abandoned
them on advice from “eminent
geologists.”
Next, after finding
oil and mining a failure, Lewis
contracted with the government
to make immense amounts of
dehydrated vegetables for the army.
He then built the largest dehydrating
plant in the world (according to him)
in Atascadero. Soon the war ended,
and the government cancelled all
of their contracts for dehydrated
products with Lewis, which once
again caused him to go broke. His
great plant was a total loss and he
continued to incur heavy losses
in his oil and mining ventures, as
well. With the sudden end of the

war and the world-wide depression
that followed, Lewis found himself
heavily in debt. By 1922, his personal
indebtedness had accumulated to
about $8,500,000. Whoa!
Ultimately, in the summer of 1927,
two indictments were brought
against Lewis for conspiracy to use
the mail to defraud. In the first jury
trial, he was found guilty. In the
second trial, Lewis acted as his own
attorney due to lack of funds. On
May 1, 1928, he arrived at McNeil
Island Federal Prison. He died in
1950.
After reading this, I leave it to my
readers to decide whether E.G.
Lewis was a fraud or a friend,
which is actually the title of his
autobiography… E.G. Lewis—Fraud
or Friend? Isn’t the history of our
county shocking sometimes?

Edward Gardiner Lewis 1868-1950

Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He
graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been
teaching for over 30 years. Guy was selected
as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
at crabbx5@charter.net.

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Education
CS Perryess
writes

about words
Stymie, bamboozle & stump situated in the rear of. It appears
to have come through Old English
I know. This post title sounds like from Germanic sources. Its verb
a law firm consisting of difficult form followed within the century,
partners.
meaning to delay or put back.
One of its notable yet now-gone
I started out thinking it would be siblings was the word hinderling,
fun to look into the etymologies a person fallen from social
of words meaning to get in the respectability, a wretch.
way, and I was surprised to
learn that about half the words Though the English word veto
meaning to bamboozle were, clearly comes from the Latin,
by definition, bamboozling. It’s meaning I forbid, the Latin word’s
wonderfully ironic that so many origin is unknown. Our modern
of these words’ histories have word veto means to forbid,
stymied etymologists.
prohibit, oppose, or hinder.
Stymie first appeared in English
in 1857. Today it means to thwart,
hinder, or get in the way, though its
original meaning (as a noun) was
specific to the game of golf – the
condition in which the opponent’s
ball blocks the hole. Most sources
list its origins as unknown, though
some etymologists posit Scottish
roots from the Scottish word
stymie, meaning a person who
sees poorly. Though logic would
suggest it might be related to the
sort of sty one might get in one’s
eye, no such connection seems to
exist.
Who would have thought that
stump was originally a verb? In the
1200s, stump meant to stumble
over an obstacle. Not until the
1400s did stump refer to the part
of a tree left in the ground after
felling. In the 1800s, stump added
two verb meanings, to go about
making political speeches, and to
baffle or bring to a halt.
To hinder is to obstruct, harm,
interfere with or get in the way of.
Hinder first showed up in English
in the 1300s as a noun meaning

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The word thwart started out in
English as an adverb in the 1200s,
meaning across. It came through
Old Norse from terkw-, ProtoIndo-European for to twist. After
a century or so, thwart picked up
the meaning to oppose or hinder,
and it has held onto that meaning
ever since.
Bamboozle’s roots are – what a
surprise – bamboozling. It first
showed up in English in 1703,
meaning to con, hoodwink or
make a fool of. Bamboozle may
have come from the Scottish
word bombaze, to perplex. It
may have its roots in French
through the word embabouiner,
which means to make a baboon
of. Nobody knows for sure. Rest
assured, though, hard-working
etymologists are working night
and day to verify the origin of
bamboozle.

The Dutch verb gluren meant to
leer. In the 1300s, it (or one of its
Scandinavian siblings) made its
way into Old English as gloom,
initially a verb meaning to look
sullen or displeased. The adjective
gloomy showed up in the 1580s
and the noun version of gloom,
meaning darkness or obscurity,
first appeared in writing in 1629.
Though we don’t know its roots,
the Latin word luridis meant
pale yellow and ghastly. By the
1650s, it showed up in English as
lurid, meaning ghastly or horrible,
adding the meaning glowing in
the dark by 1727 and the meaning
sensational by the 1850s. Though
I would love it if lurid were
somehow related to the term
yellow journalism, no such link
seems to exist.
The Scandinavian tongues all had
some version of the word grim
(grimm, grimmaz, grimmr, grym),
meaning furious, dire, painful,
savage or cruel. Because of some
similar-sounding words meaning
thunder in Old Church Slavonic
and Russian, etymologists have
posited that grim’s grandmother
words started out as an imitation
of the sound of thunder. Grim
made its way to Old English in
the 1100s along with its sisterword grima, a noun referring
to a ghoul, goblin or specter.
Sadly, grima didn’t live very long,
possibly taken out by some sort
of linguistic grim reaper. Sources
suggest that the term grim reaper
didn’t show up until 1847, though
one could argue that the grim
reaper had been doing his job for
centuries with no recognition.

The Greek word for black was
melanin and the Greek word for
bile was khole. Because depression
was seen as a problem with
the body’s humors, specifically
pinned on the black bile, the
Halloweenish words
word for overpowering sadness
English includes heaps upon was melancholia, or black bile.
heaps of lovely words referring to This word made its way through
unlovely things. Let’s take a look Old French to English by the year
1300, to become melancholy.
at a few of them.

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Back in the 2nd century BCE, some
folks we now call the Maccabees
got fed up with intolerance and
against all expectations, rose
up to fight their mighty Greek
oppressors. Though their story
has its triumphant elements, the
outcome wasn’t good for the
Maccabees, known thereafter
as martyrs. At some point in
Medieval Latin the story was told
as the dance of the Maccabees, or
Machabaeorum. This term made
its way through Old French to
land in English in the early 1400s
as macabre, meaning involving
death or violence in a strange,
frightening or unpleasant manner.
May any grim, gloomy, macabre,
melancholy or luridness you
encounter this season be in good
fun.
My thanks to sources: Merriam Webster, OED,
Wordnik, and Etymonline.

CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
foggy little town on California’s central coast.
Find more at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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October 2016 Free Ongoing Events
SUNDAY
25

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

MONDAY
26
FARMERS MARKET:

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

Birthstone:

October is:

Adopt-a-Shelter-Animal Month
Computer Learning Month
Family History Month
National Apple Month
National Clock Month
National Roller Skating Month
Polish American History Month
National Stamp Collecting Month

2
FARMERS MARKET:

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

TUESDAY

Opal

27
FARMERS MARKET:

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB
3:30-4:15pm AG

WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
28
29
FARMERS MARKETS:
FARMERS MARKETS:

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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI

30
1
BINGO VETS HALL MB - 1st FRI 5:00pm FARMERS MARKETS:
FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart
2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

Flower:

Calendula/Marigold

world vegetarian
day

NEW MOON

card making day

3
FARMERS MARKET:

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

4
FARMERS MARKET:

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB
3:30-4:15pm AG

5
FARMERS MARKETS:

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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI

10
FARMERS MARKET:

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

6
FARMERS MARKETS:

3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG
2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG

7
FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart
2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

8
FARMERS MARKETS:

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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

thomas edison
shows 1st motion
picture (in 1889)

world teacher
day

child health day

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

SATURDAY

SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO

national golf day

9
FARMERS MARKET:

3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG
2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG

FRIDAY

11
FARMERS MARKET:

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB
3:30-4:15pm AG

12
FARMERS MARKETS:

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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI

13
FARMERS MARKETS:

3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG
2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG

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FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart
2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

15
FARMERS MARKETS:

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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

sweetest day

1st telephone call
(in 1876)

16
FARMERS MARKET:

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

Boss’s day

columbus day

Eleanor
Roosevelt’s
birthday
(Born in 1884)

national poetry day
national grouch day
FULL MOON

indigenous
people’s day

farmer’s day

17
FARMERS MARKET:

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

18
FARMERS MARKET:

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB
3:30-4:15pm AG

black poetry day
(honoring Jupiter Hammon, 1st
African-American published poet)

19
FARMERS MARKETS:

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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI

20
FARMERS MARKETS:

3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG
2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG

21
FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart
2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

22
FARMERS MARKETS:

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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

mickey mantle’s
birthday (Born in 1931)

world food day
dictionary day

national nut day
alaska day

23
FARMERS MARKET:

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

mother in law’s day

30
FARMERS MARKET:

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

24
FARMERS MARKET:

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

united nations day

25
FARMERS MARKET:

3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB
3:30-4:15pm AG

national denim day

26
FARMERS MARKETS:

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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI

pablo picasso’s
birthday (Born in 1881)

International red
cross organized
(In 1863)

halloween

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FARMERS MARKETS:

3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG
2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay
6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG

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FARMERS MARKETS:

9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart
2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO

29
FARMERS MARKETS:

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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

navy day

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NEW MOON

national
stuttering
awareness day

thomas edison
demonstrated
electric light
(in 1879)

October 2016

theodore
roosevelt’s
birthday
(Born in 1858)

statue of liberty’s
birthday
(gift from France in 1886)

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Family Events
FRI AUG 12-SUN OCT 2 11:00 am-4:00
pm: SLO COUNTY NATIVE AMERICAN
ARCHAEOLOGY & PREHISTORY at
Cayucos Historical Museum, 41 S
Ocean, Cayucos. Cayucos Historical
Society Native American exhibit.
Cost: free. Contact: 235-2176.

CENTRAL COAST FOLLIES at Clark
Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave, Arroyo
Grande. Enjoy the extravaganza
What’s In A Name? the 14th annual
benefit for Parkinson’s Disease
research. Conjure up old memories
and create new ones as you sing along
and tap your feet to songs we all
FRI SEP 23-FRI OCT 7 (times vary):
know and love; “Lady Marmalade,”
SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at
“Mr. Bojangles,” “Hit the Road
Santa Maria Civic Theatre, 1660 N.
Jack,” “Roxie,” and many more.
McClelland, Santa Maria. A fantastic
Cost: $21-32. Contact: clarkcenter.org
musical for the whole family,
or 489-9444.
Seussical takes us into the world of
Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved FRI SEP 30- SAT OCT 29 7:00-11:00
characters including The Cat in the pm: GRIMSLEY HAUNT at Elks Unocal
Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude Event Center, 4040 Hwy 101, Santa
McFuzz, , and JoJo. Cost: $15-20. Maria. House of Fears will be held
Contact: smct.org.
every FRI & SAT. Cost: $5-12. Contact:
925-4125 or elksrec.com.
FRI SEP 23-SUN OCT 9 (times vary):
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE at San SAT OCT 1 9:00-11:00 am: BEAUTIFUL
Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro MINDS WALK at Meadow Park,
St, SLO. A life-affirming comedy/ South St, San Luis Obispo. Bring the
drama. Cost: $15-33. Contact: 786- whole family to enjoy a NAMISLO
2440 or slolittletheatre.org.
Walk to stomp out the stigma
associated with mental illness
THU SEP 29 5:30-7:30 pm: SALUTE TO
featuring a continental breakfast,
SCARECROWS Gala Kickoff at Cambria
guest speakers, silent auction and
Nursery, 2801 Eton Rd, Cambria. This
more! Cost: free. Contact: 481-4847.
fundraiser supports the Cambria
Scarecrow Festival featuring wine, SAT OCT 1 9:00 am-3:00 pm: ANNUAL
appetizers, live music, and silent CRAFT BAZAAR at Elks Lodge, 905
auction among scarecrow-decorated E. Ocean Ave, Lompoc. Cost: free.
gardens. Cost: $35. Contact: 395- Contact: 900-0710.
2399 or cambriascarecrows.com.
SAT OCT 1 10:00 am-3:00 pm: FAMILY
THU SEP 29, FRI SEP 30 & SAT OCT FUN FAIR at Pismo Beach Pier. Enjoy
1 (times vary): CENTRAL COAST activities for the whole family, food
WRITERS CONFERENCE & Book vendors, longboard surf contest, and
Fair at Cuesta College, Hwy 1, live entertainment from 11:00 amSLO. This 32nd annual conference 3:45 pm. Special vendors will also
features over 60 presenters offering include businesses and organizations
screenwriting, workshops, panels, that support, educate and help
critiques, keynotes, and craft people with cancer. Cost: free.
lectures. Cost: $25-225. Contact: Contact: surfingforhope.org.
centralcoastwritersconference.com.
SAT OCT 1 10:00 am-10:00 pm & OCT
THU SEP 29-SAT NOV 13 (times 2 10:00 am-6:00 pm: CHUMASH
vary): TRUDY & THE BEAST at The INTER-TRIBAL POW-WOW at Live
Great American Melodrama, 1863 Oak Campground, 4600 CA-154,
Front St, Oceano. Enjoy this new Santa Barbara. Enjoy the excitement
spin on a favorite fairy-tale blended of Native American dance and drum
with a sci-fi classic and sprinkled competitions between tribes from
with song parodies and pop culture across the nation, great food, arts
references. Frank Sinatra Vaudeville and crafts, jewelry, pottery, baskets
Revue follows each show. OCT 7, 14, and much more. Bring a blanket or
& 21 at 6:00 pm: Oktoberfest Fridays lawn chair. All are welcome! Cost:
pre-show music and Bavarian menu! free admission, $5 parking. Contact:
Cost: $19-25, discounts for groups, santaynezchumash.org or 688-7997.
seniors, students, military, and kids.
OCT 5 at 7:30 pm: ANJELAH
Snack bar serves food and drinks.
JOHNSON at Cohan Center, PAC,
Contact: americanmelodrama.com
1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo.
or 489-2499.
Cost: $44-87. Contact: 756-6556 or
FRI SEP 30- SUN OCT 9 10:00 am-6:00 calpolyarts.org.
pm: CABRILLO’S SAN SALVADOR
FRI OCT 7-SUN OCT 9 (times &
at South T Pier, Morro Bay. Bring
locations vary): CENTRAL COAST
the family to the inaugural public
RAILROAD FESTIVAL! The 2016
viewing of Cabrillo’s Spanish Galleon.
festival focuses on rail history,
Cost: $7. Contact: 801-1422 or
exhibits,
programs,
demos,
morrobaymaritime.com.
music, safety education, rides, art
FRI SEP 30-SUN OCT 9 (times vary): displays, rail excursions, and model
railroading of all types. Great fun

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for the whole family. Cost: most take home. Cost: $5. Contact: 686events free. Contact: ccrrf.com.
8315 or wildlingmuseum.org.
FRI OCT 7-SUN OCT 30 (times
vary): Kids Eye View at San Luis
Obispo Museum of Art, 1010 Broad
St, SLO. Enjoy the annual showcase
of artwork from Youth Summer Art
Camps. A closing reception will take
place OCT 30 2:00-4:00 pm. Cost:
free. Contact: 543-8562 or sloma.org.
SAT OCT 8 at 11:00 am: SLO
SYMPHONY: NO TIE ALLOWED
at Cohan Center, PAC, 1 Grand Ave,
San Luis Obispo. Dress rehearsal of
Beethoven’s thunderous Symphony
No.5, Overture to The Barber of
Seville, and Lalo’s adored Symphonie
Espagnole. Cost: free. Contact: 7564849 or pacslo.org.
SAT OCT 8 1:30 pm-2:30 pm:
BACKYARD BEE KEEPING at San
Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, 3450
Dairy Creek Rd, SLO. Learn about
backyard beekeeping with local Sue
Hulsmann. Meet live bees in a closed
observation hive, and learn all about
the process of keeping a healthy,
happy hive. Cost: $5-10. Contact: 5411400 x 303 or slobg.org/bee.
OCT 8 2:00-3:00 pm: KIDKRAFT
at Wildling Museum of Art and
Nature, 1511-Mission Dr, Solvang.
Kids between aged 5-13 can create
a spider web and creepy crawler to

SAT OCT 8 at 7:30 pm: ACOUSTIC
GUITAR CONCERT at Cultural and
Performing Arts Center, Cuesta
College, CA-1, San Luis Obispo.
Cost: $10-15. Contact: 546-3198 or
cpactickets.cuesta.edu.
SUN OCT 9 1:00 pm-3:30 pm: KIDS’
GARDEN FRESH COOKING Class at
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden,
3450 Dairy Creek Rd, SLO. Kids
learn to grow, harvest and cook
with seasonal produce straight
from the Children’s Garden! Join Cal
Poly Health Ambassadors and taste
how good food can be. Cost: $5-10.
Contact: 541-1400 x 303 or slobg.org/
kids-cooking.
SAT OCT 15 10:00 am-3:00 pm:
AIRPORT DAY 2016 at San Luis
Obispo County Regional Airport
(SBP), 901 Airport Dr, SLO. There
will be vintage airplanes, various
displays, guided tower tours, food,
music, kids activities, and more! Cost:
free admission and parking. Contact:
sloairport.com.
SUN OCT 16 12:00-4:00 pm:
SKELETON SUNDAY at Morro Bay
Museum of Natural History, 20
State Park Rd, Morro Bay. This
annual family event celebrates the
season by showcasing the museum

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Baywood Park, 2nd St, Los Osos.
This 38th annual family event
includes live music, car show, food,
crafts, jewelry, children activities,
5k race, aerial artists, face-painting,
bounce houses, balloon sculptures,
Beer Garden, arts & crafts. 7:30 am:
registration for 4- Mile Run. 8:00
am: Pancake Breakfast. Cost: free.
Contact: lobpchamber.com or 528
TUE OCT 25 12:00 pm-2:00 pm:
4884.
SUCCULENT PUMPKIN WORKSHOP
at San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden, MON OCT 31 4:00-7:00 pm: SAFE
3450 Dairy Creek Rd, SLO. Learn to & FUN HALLOWEEN at Downtown
make your own festive succulent- City Park, 11th & Spring St, Paso
topped pumpkin for the holidays. Robles. Trick or treat at downtown
All materials are provided and you businesses, bring your own carved
can bring one home! Cost: $45-50. pumpkin to enter in contest, take
Contact: 541-1400 x 303 or slobg.org/ photos with witches! Cost: free.
pumpkin.
Contact: pasoroblesdowntown.org
SUN OCT 23 7:00 pm: MOZART
ORCHESTRA OF NEW YORK at
Cohan Center, PAC, 1 Grand Ave,
San Luis Obispo. Symphony No 39,
K 543, Symphony No 40, K 550, and
Symphony No 41, K 551 “Jupiter”
conducted by Gerard Schwarz.
Cost: $32-70. Contact: 756-6556 or
calpolyarts.org.

at Los Osos Middle School
1555 El Moro Street, Los Osos

October 7th to 9th
throughout

San Luis Obispo County
Details and schedules:

CCRRF.COM & SLORRM.COM

FRI OCT 28 at 5:00 pm: MOVIE NIGHT
AT THE BEACH at Avila Beach Golf
Resort, 6464 Ana Bay Dr, Avila. Enjoy
the film Hotel Transylvania with the
whole family. Cost: $5. Contact: 5954000.

Fun for the
Whole Family!
• Model Train Displays
• Train Rides
• SLO Farmers Market booth with Kid Activities
• Children’s Area at SLORRM
• September Story Times at SLO County Libraries

bone collections. Enjoy displays,
games with prizes, owl pellet
dissection, skull ID, and art projects,
all centered around skeletons. Cost:
adults $3, under 17 free. Contact:
772-2694.
THU OCT 20 12:00-8:00 pm: GREAT
PUMPKIN & SCARECROW CONTEST
in Mission Plaza, 1010 Broad St, San
Luis Obispo. Bring the family for a
pumpkin contest, scarecrow contest,
pumpkin weigh-off, kid’s activities,
and agricultural education. Cost:
free. Contact: downtownslo.com.

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

at Mitchell Park, San Luis Obispo.
Celebrate the human-animal bond
and raise money for homeless pets,
enjoy a pledge walk with your dog,
pledge earner competitions, pet fair,
costume contest, canine demos and
more! Cost: $20 adult registration, 16
and under free. Contact: firstgiving.
com/13221/WiggleWaggle2016.

SAT OCT 22 9:00 am–12:00 pm:
FAMILY DAY at Our Global Family
Garden at City Farm, 1221 Calle
Joaquin Rd, San Luis Obispo. Bring
the family to enjoy a harvest and
planting party. Cost: free. Contact:
FRI OCT 21 5:00-8:15 pm: MUNCHKIN
slopermaculture.net.
MARCH at Meadow Park, SLO.
Families enjoy music, activities,
food trucks, photo booth, and an SAT OCT 22 9:00 am-3:00 pm: GOLDoutdoor movie. Children come EN OAK HONEY FESTIVAL at Downth
dressed in costume and bring a can town City Park, 11 & Spring St, Paso
or cash donation for the food bank. Robles. Enjoy collectibles, crafts, garA benefit for the Food Bank Coalition den art, and all things Honey. Cost:
of SLO County. Cost: free. Contact: free (including free honey ice cream
samples). Downtown Wine Stroll fee
mindfulmothers.org.
$15 includes a glass and 10 wine-tastFRI OCT 21-SUN OCT 23 (times & ing rooms. Contact: pasorobleslocations vary): CLAM FESTIVAL in downtown.org or 238-4103.  
Pismo Beach. A tradition since 1946,
this event features a parade, chowder SAT OCT 22 at 7:00 pm: WILD
contest, surf contest, food, Beer & KINGDOM WITH PETER GROS at
Wine Garden and Pier Pub, live music, Christopher Cohan Center, 1 Grand
and Friday night wine walk. Cost: $10- Ave, San Luis Obispo. A multimedia
30. Contact: pismoclamfestival.com. show with animal co-stars. Cost:
$20.80-46. Contact: 756-6556 at
SAT OCT 22 9:00 am–12:00 pm: calpolyarts.org.
WIGGLE WAGGLE WALK FOR WOODS

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October 2016

TUE NOV 1 10:00 am-4:00 pm: A
BRUSH WITH THE BUTTERFLIES at
Monarch Butterfly Grove, Pismo
Beach. Enjoy a fine art, photography,
and craft outdoor event to celebrate
the return of the Monarch butterflies
FRI OCT 28-SAT OCT 29 6:00-9:00 to the central coast. Cost: free. Conpm: AREA 55 BE SCARED at Los Osos tact: ccspa.info.
Middle School, 1555 El Moro Ave, Los
Osos. Worlds apart from the usual SAT NOV 5 10:00 am-1:00 pm: FALL
haunted house, Area 55 is a unique PLANT SALE at San Luis Obispo
high-tech sci-fi blend with interactive Botanical Garden, 3450 Dairy Creek
challenges for participants on a Rd, SLO. At this semi-annual plant
search and rescue mission. Exciting, sale, you can find the perfect plants
funny, and scary, this popular for your yard, get expert advice, and
annual event is created by LOMS find great deals. Cost: prices vary; all
students with local law enforcement tax-free! Contact: slobg.org/sale or
agencies, Cal Poly, Kiwanis and 541-1400 x 303.
Rotary Clubs, and local businesses.
Cost: $12. Contact: facebook.com/ SAT NOV 5 10:00 am-3:00 pm: FAMILY
DAY: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS at San
Area55BeScared.
Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 1010
SAT OCT 29 10:00 am-1:00 pm: Broad St, SLO. Enjoy a fun Dia de los
PUMPKINS ON THE PIER in Muertos celebration. The museum
Downtown Pismo Beach. Enjoy this will provide all the materials to
family-fun event including a costume decorate sugar skulls and make
contest, pumpkin decorating, a colorful paper picadors. Cost: free.
climbing wall, bounce house, balloon Contact: 543-8562 or sloma.org.
typhoon, face painting, carnival
games and more. 11:30 am-12:10
pm: Kid’s Costume Contest (most
original, scariest, funniest, and most
decked out). Adult costume contest
follows. 12:00-2:00 pm: Trick or Treat
Extravaganza at participating local
downtown businesses. Cost: free.
Contact: 773-7063.
SAT OCT 29 5:00-8:30 pm: ZOO
BOO at Charles Paddock Zoo, 9305
Pismo Ave, Atascadero. This annual
Halloween event includes carnival
games, a haunted house, and tricks &
treats! Wear your costume and bring
the whole family to a not-too-scary
and wild night at the Zoo! Bring your
own reusable bag for treats. Cost:
$9-10. Contact: visitatascadero.com
or 461-5080.
SUN OCT 30 9:00 am-5:30 pm:
OKTOBERFEST
in
Downtown

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Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche
League Mother Support Meetings
in North Co, SLO, AG and SM.
Breastfeeding and parenting support
and information offered. Cost: free.
Contact: 242-2294 or Facebook.com/
lllofslo.

Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862.

MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In
Legal Clinic in 3rd Floor Atrium of
Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm St,
San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles
Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm 112.
First-come, first-serve help with
divorce, child and spousal support,
domestic violence, guardianship, civil
harassment, and name or gender
change.

Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family
Funday at Bang the Drum Brewery,
950 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo.
Enjoy the patio with your family.
Bring the kids to play family-friendly
games and drums! Cost: free. Food
and craft beer available for sale.
Contact: bangthedrumbrewery.com
or 242-8372.

Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Legal
Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants
at the SLO County Courthouse Law
Library, 1050 Monterey St, SLO, #125.
One-on-one legal advice for persons
filing divorces w/o an attorney, and
a document preparer to assist in
completing court-required forms.
Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418.
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce
& Child Support Workshops at SLO
Court Support Services, 1120 Mill
St, Ste A, San Luis Obispo and Paso
Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Paso
Robles. Help is provided to start or
respond to a divorce case, or request
or modify child support, custody and/
or visitation orders. An overview of
the legal process is followed by time
to prepare forms and ask questions.
Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418.

3rd WED every month at 3:00 pm:
KIDS CRAFT at Los Osos Library 2075
Palisades. School age children make
’n’ take a craft. Cost: free. Contact:
528-1862.

Mankind Project men’s support
group meetings: all issues welcome.
Find purpose, mastery, healthy
autonomy, and your life’s 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 6:30-9:00
pm in Atascadero. Contact: 235-2774.
Cost: free. Contact: mkp.org.

1st & 3rd THU every month 7:008:30 pm: Drop-in Dream Group at
St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church,
2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los Osos. This
support group is to share dreams
and the relationship between
dreams and spiritual path, using
Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes Jungian interpretive assumptions
Music & Movement at Music Motive, and language and Robert Johnson’s
3440 S Higuera St #130, SLO. This book Inner Work. Cost: free. Contact:
parent participation program for bobpelfrey@charter.net.
ages 1-5 includes activities based 3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm:
on music psychology and child Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes
development. Cost: $80 per mo. at Twin Cities Community Hospital,
Contact: 543-0377.
1220 Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. This
Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early
Bird Flea Market at Santa Maria
Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg St. Browse
many vendors with antiques, fruits,
vegetables, new and used items, and
more! Cost: free. Contact: 258-1765.

Every TUE & SAT (by appt only):
Partners in Equestrian Therapy in
Atascadero offers riding lessons
for special needs children, adults,
and veterans. Volunteers needed.
Contact: petslo.com or 235-2787.

1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm:
FAMILY MOVIE at Los Osos Library,
2075 Palisades Ave. Enjoy popcorn
and a G/PG movie. Call for title. Cost:
free. Contact: 528-1862.

2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm:
Book Group at Cayucos Library, 310
B St. Join other readers to discuss
whatever you’re reading and to
discover, ponder, and share insights
about what others are reading. Cost:
free. Contact: 995-3846.

2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm:
PAWS TO READ at Los Osos Library,
2075 Palisades Ave. Come share your
stories with adoring listener Carly.
Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862.

Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess
Club meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa
St, 1 block W of Foothill, across from
Cal-Poly. All ages. Cost: free. Contact:
441-7210 or slochess.com.

Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS
TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2075
Palisades Ave. Read to Berkeley, the
dog who loves to listen to children.

Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO
Chess Club meets at the big board
on Morro Bay Embarcadero at west
end of Morro Bay Blvd (down the

Women’s Shelter

of San Luis Obispo County
crisis line: 781-6400
business phone: 781-6401
email: info@wspslo.com
www. womensshelterslo.org

Central Coast Family

stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210
or slochess.com.

October 2016

Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone?
Concerned for someone you care about?

Suicide Prevention
Mental Health and
Emotional Support
Free
Confidential
24 hours of every day
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

one who is in need of support.
Contact: 540-6020.
2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOVat
9:00 am: Santa Maria Recreation
and Parks Dept offers free docentled nature walks in Los Flores Ranch,
6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Cost:
free. Contact: 925-0951.

2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos
Community Church, Ocean Ave & S
3rd St. Free support for caregivers
six-series class addresses all matters and family dealing with long-term
of childbirth with a lecture, hands-on illness, memory loss, dementia, and
demos, and technique practice. Cost: Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484.
free. Contact: 434-4654.
Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain
2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm: Independent Despite Vision Loss at
Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities Santa Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St.
Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas New ways of doing daily tasks are
Rd, Templeton. Learn about practical taught by the Braille Institute, such
aspects of feeding your newborn as home management, traveling, and
from a Lactation Consultant. Cost: using talking library books. Contact:
462-1225.
free. Contact: 239-4443.
SLO Special Education Local Plan 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30
Area (SELPA) and Community pm: MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Advisory Committee (CAC) offer meet at Pacific Christian Church,
parent orientation to special 3435 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria.
education programs in SLO County. Childcare is provided. Contact: 934Contact: 782-7301 or sloselpa.org/ 3491 or www.pacificchristian.net.
pro_dev.htm.
Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00Twin Cities Community Hospital 5:30 pm: Teen Wellness Program at
Volunteers provide support to Arroyo Grande EOC Health Services
patients, doctors, and nurses, and Clinic, 1152 E Grand Ave. Health
seek volunteers to work in the services, including reproductive
gift shop and Obstetrics Dept. AM health, in a safe environment
and PM 4 hour shifts are available. to screen, assess, and provide
intervention.
Appts
preferred.
Contact: 434-4524.
Contact: 489-4026.
Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT
11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station 1st WED every month at 9:00 am:
Interactive Science Center welcomes Senior Health Screening at First
families at 867 Ramona Ave, Grover United Methodist Church, 275 N
Beach. Cost: $2-3. Contact: 473-1421 Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande. Free and
low-cost services for ages 50 and
or explorationstation.org.
older: blood pressure, pulse, weight,
2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 total cholesterol, screening for
pm: Grief Support Group at Central anemia, diabetes, and fecal blood,
Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Ste nutritional counseling, and medical
D, San Luis Obispo. Free group for referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788anyone suffering the loss of a loved 0827.

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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
1st WED every month at 12:00
pm: Disabled American Veterans
luncheon at Veterans Memorial
Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria.
Contact: 345-0402.
Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed
Support Group at New Life Church,
990 James Way, Rm 14, Pismo Beach.
Offered by Hospice of SLO Co.
Contact: 544-2266 or hospiceslo.org.

( 805 ) 542-6234

Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo.
Traditional and adaptive toys for
children with all types of disabilities
to check out. In-home appts
available. Cost: free! Contact: 5471914 or www.jackshelpinghand.org.

Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI
4:00-7:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy
Lending Library - Jack’s Helping Hand
at Pat’s Place in Nipomo Recreation
Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St, Ste
Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior 2, Nipomo. Toys for children with
Center, 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. all types of disabilities to check
out. In-home appts available. CostContact: 937-9750.
free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: jackshelpinghand.org.
How to Survive Divorce seminar at
SLO Women’s Community Center, Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. Tips and Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left
suggestions for handling family law of the bandstand for sign: Senior
issues. Cost: $10. Contact: 544-9313 Dancers. Dance, chat and listen to
good music. No fees; no dues; just
to register.
fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@
4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: juno.com.
Legal Clinic for Self-Represented
Litigants at SLO County Courthouse Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo
Law Library, 1050 Monterey St, County has an ongoing and urgent
SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice need for volunteer tutors and offers
for persons filing divorces w/o an free training in SLO. Contact: 541attorney, and a document preparer 4219 or www.sloliteracy.org.
to assist in completing court-required
forms. Cost: Min $40 donation. 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm:
Commission on the Status of Women
Contact: 544-9313.
meets at Coast National Bank, 500
RISE offers: weekly drop-In support Marsh St, SLO. This official advisory
groups for sexual assault survivors; group to SLO County Board of
24 hour crisis line; advocacy and Supervisors identifies issues of
accompaniment; peer counseling; concern to women that are not the
counseling;
prevention
and focus of other advocacy or advisory
education, and empowerment and organizations. Contact: 788-3406.
self defense workshops. Contact:
545-8888 or www.sarpcenter.org.
Every WED 11:00 am-12:00 pm:
Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT Growing With Baby, an infant feeding
A PET at Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, office for breastfeeding moms and
in Paso Robles. Cats from NCHS babies (0-10 mos), offers a free class
and dogs from Short n’ Sweet Dog on feeding, crying, and sleep at 1230
Marsh St, SLO. Nurse and lactation
Rescue. Contact: 466-5403.
consultant Andrea Herron answers
Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED questions. Dads welcome! Call to
3:00-5:00 pm: Jacks’ Adaptive Toy reserve. Contact: 543-6988.
Lending Library-Jack’s Helping Hand
at Central Coast Gymnastics, 21 Morro Bay Museum of Natural History

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offers Adventures With Nature & Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum
Mind Walks. Find the schedule at: of Art! Stop by at 1010 Broad St
www.ccnha.org/naturewalks.html.
(Mission Plaza) or email volunteer@
sloma.org for information about
Central Coast Commission for Senior multiple volunteer opportunities.
Citizens offers many free services:
Senior Connection for connecting San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers
callers with local resources; one on health screening, legal services,
one Medicare assistance, advice meals, exercise, bridge, and bingo
and referrals for long term care, at 1445 Santa Rosa St. Contact: 781and help with billing and appeals; 7306.
Vial of Life magnetized containers
with medical info for emergency Central Coast Astronomical Society
responders; a Senior Resource sponsors a Dark Sky Star Party every
Directory for SLO and SB counties, month at Santa Margarita Lake
and more. Contact: 925-9554 or KOA Campground at sunset. CCAS
www.centralcoastseniors.org.
sponsors guest speakers and public
Hospice of SLO County provides programs. Find weather updates,
free grief counseling, individual and and local astronomy resources at:
family support, counseling, crisis www.centralcoastastronomy.org.
intervention, and wellness education
to those with a life-limiting illness, San Luis Coastal Adult School’s Parent
their families, and the bereaved in Participation Program offers Core
Parenting and Enrichment classes
SLO and Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
at centers in San Luis Obispo, Morro
Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! Make Bay, and Los Osos. Bring your child
a difference in the life of an older or to parent and child activity classes,
disabled adult. Training is monthly or find individual peer support and
at Wilshire Community Services, 285 education just for parents. Cost:
South St, Ste J, SLO. Contact: 547- $76 / 10 weeks. Contact: 549-1222 or
parentparticipation.org.
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Local Resources

Pumpkin Patches
& Harvest Fun
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Avila Valley Barn, 560 Avila Valley
Drive, San Luis Obispo: Fresh
produce, pumpkin patch (u-pick
in the field or gathered), straw
bale maze, gift shop, snacks and
refreshments, restrooms, picnic
area, tractor-pulled hay rides,
petting zoo, parking. Open daily

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9:00 am-6:00 pm. Contact: 5952810 or http://avilavalleybarn.
com.
Big League Produce, 1603 So.
Bradley Rd, Santa Maria Pumpkins (8 varieties) in the
shop or farmstand, pumpkin

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and
refreshments,
patch. Open daily October 20-30 snacks
10:00 am-9:00 pm. Contact: 260- restrooms, picnic area, pony
rides. Open weekends 10:00 am4154.
6:00 pm. Contact: 237-9560.
Cal Poly SLO Fruits & Crops,
Highland Drive off of Hwy 1, San Reis Family Ranch, 3535 Los Osos
Luis Obispo: Pumpkin patch-pick Valley Rd (new location near Turri
in the field, corn maze, haunted Rd), Los Osos: Pumpkin patch,
corn maze, u-pick apples, harvest produce, corn maze,
produce, honey from hives on haunted forest, restrooms, and
the farm, restrooms, school a “jail” on a working farm. New
tours. Open SAT 10:00 am-1:00 this year: pumpkin launcher!
pm. Free parking. Contact: 756- Open daily. Contact: 528-0636.
2224 or www.cfs.calpoly.edu/
River K Pumpkin Patch and
programs/organic_farm.html.
Corn Maze, 7325 N River Road,
Cheesebrough Farm, 790 Moss Paso Robles: Pumpkin patch
Lane,
Templeton:
Pumpkin u-pick, corn maze, horse-drawn
patch. Open daily 10:00 am-6:00 hayrides, picnic area, school
pm. This is a working farm with tours. Open daily 9:00 am-dusk.
fields at different stages, barn, Contact: 467-3737.
tractors, small cattle operation.
Farm stand and pumpkin patch San Marcos Ranch, 775 San
available in October only. Marcos Rd, Paso Robles:
Contact: 434-0843 or http:// Pumpkin patch (u-pick in the field
or gathered), Fall festival, corn
chesebroughfarm.com.
maze, child-sized hay bale maze,
Dos Pasos Ranch, 4330 Santa haunted house, restrooms,
Rosa Creek Road, Cambria: picnic area, pony rides, farm
Pumpkins, gourds, and other animals. Open MON-SUN 10:00
produce at unmanned farm am-dusk. Contact: 467-3315.
stand. Open weekends 9:00 amSLO Creek Farms, 6455 Monte
5:00 pm. Contact: 924-1008.
Rd, San Luis Obispo – Pumpkins
Jack Creek Farms, 5000 Hwy in the farmstand or pick in the
46 West, Templeton: Organic field, pick-your-own apples,
pumpkins,
pumpkin
patch tractor-pulled hay rides, honey,
(u-pick in the field or gathered), porta-potties, picnic area. Open
Fall festival, child-sized haybale everyday 11:00 am-5:00 pm.
maze, honey from hives on Contact: (702) 245-3135 or http://
the farm, gift shop, snacks and slocreekfarms.com.
refreshments, restrooms, picnic
area, farm animals, birthday Sunny Acres Pumpkin Patch,
parties, school tours.
Open 10660 Los Osos Valley Rd, San
MON-SAT 10:00 am-6:00 pm Luis Obispo: Families can choose
(except WED), SUN 11:00 am- their own pumpkins grown on6:00 pm. Contact: 238-3799 or site and support community
recovery programs. Prices start
www.jackcreekfarms.com.
at $1 – cheapest in SLO! Contact:
McCall Farm B&B, 6250 Santa www.sunnyacresca.com.
Rosa Creek Rd, Cambria:
Pumpkins, produce. Open daily. The Tiny Trotters - Pony Rides,
Contact: 927-3140.  Contact: 2210 Cimarron Way, Los Osos:
Wagon rides, pony rides, birthday
mccallfarm@earthlink.net.
parties, shows and school tours.
Oak Flat Pumpkin Patch, 4760 Limited availability – call first to
Oak Flat Road, Paso Robles: schedule a visit. Contact: 748pumpkin patch (gathered), child- 9158 or http://thetinytrotters.
sized haybale maze, produce, com.

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