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Central Coast October 2018


Family Life ..................... 2

Library Voice ................... 4

Money Talks ................... 6

Fun & Games .................. 8

Education ....................... 10

Local History .................. 12

Wordmonger .................. 14

Calendar ......................... 17

Local Resources ............ 21

Fire Safety / Library News / Retirement Planning / Learning & Attention Problems

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Family Life
kids to prevent home fires and help
them react in fire emergencies.
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Many home fires occur in the kitchen
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cause of injuries from fire. However,
other common causes of fires are
discarded cigarettes, candles, sparks
from fireplaces, and old or improper
electrical wiring. These fires can be
Be particularly dangerous because they
may smolder for a long period of
Fire time before being discovered.
Plan for two ways out of every
Children playing with matches or room in the home, in case one way
Safe lighters is a another leading cause of
home fires. Teach children that fire
is blocked by fire. If the primary
way (door) out is blocked by fire or
by Steven Smith is a tool not a toy. Tell kids to never smoke, you will need a second way
pick up matches, and don’t allow out (a window). Windows and doors
a young child to light candles on with security bars need quick release
Statistics indicate that each year TV that featured Smokey the Bear. birthday cakes or turn on the stove. devices to allow them to be opened
more than 850 children under age 14 Today, kids are hearing about fire Store all matches and lighters in a quickly in an emergency. Escape
die in house fires, and another 2,800 prevention from Sparky the Fire Dog locked cabinet out of the sight and ladders should be kept in all occupied
kids are seriously injured. Fires are ( and the Danger reach of children. rooms above the main level.
considered the third largest cause Rangers (
of fatal home injuries in the U.S. It is very important for parents to Clothing fires occur when children Designate a safe meeting place
October 9 - 15 is Fire Prevention Week educate their children about fire set their clothes ablaze by getting outside your home for the family to
and a perfect time to teach your kids safety and “how to evacuate” to too close to a heat source, such gather. Show kids where to go once
about fire safety in the home. prevent unnecessary death and as an open fire, campfire, stove, they have left the house in case of a
injury from fires. Understanding the or jack-o’-lantern, or when playing fire. If you all meet at the end of the
I grew up watching commercials on causes and dangers of fire can help with matches or lighters. In the driveway or front sidewalk, you will
1970s, the Flammable Fabrics Act know that everyone has gotten out.
was created requiring children’s
Cover Photo: Pumpkin Patch Kids
© Elle Rose Photography
sleepwear (sizes 0-6X) to be flame
retardant. However, children often
Practice & Test Evacuation

On a regular basis, practice escaping

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EDITOR Associate EDITOR When a child’s clothing catches fire,
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the child’s first reaction is to run. for ages 5 and up. Try escaping both Teach them that “If your clothes in daytime and in the dark and try out
catch on fire, STOP, DROP, and the primary and secondary routes.
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Jack Vogel CC F Inquiries: your face with your hands and roll and screens can be taken out quickly. repeatedly to smother the flames.”
Practice with kids so they get used to Talk with children about how to
dropping and rolling. Have your child determine if the primary route (for
GRAPHIC DESIGN DISTRIBUTION MANAGER read the book Stop, Drop and Roll by example, the main door of the room)
Out of the Blue Eric Woodards Margery Cuyler for ages 5 and up. is the safest exit route. Demonstrate
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS to kids how to check:
Jennifer Best, John J. Cannell, Guy Crabb, Kerrin Edmonds, Create a Home Evacuation Plan Feel the door for heat by using the
Stanley W. Horspool, Karyn Lutes, Rebecca Juretic, CS Perryess back of your hand to touch the top of
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Make a drawing for kids showing exit the door, the door knob, and the crack
copies throughout San Luis Obispo County and North Santa Barbara County. routes from the home and post the between the door and door frame, to
drawing in an easy to see spot like make sure fire is not on the other side.
Visit our website: on the refrigerator. Additionally for
If the door knob feels hot, use the
Submission deadline: 15th of each month prior to publication young children, post a drawing in secondary escape route.
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all times. It is important for kids to Even if the door feels cool, open it
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understand that they need to get out slowly and carefully.
Every issue is printed with soy ink on 100% recycled paper. Please recycle again! of the home as quickly as possible in If heat and smoke come in, close the
case of a fire. door and try a secondary escape route.

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Family Life
Use the safest exit route, but if not overloaded, and that there are
you must escape through smoke, fire extinguishers readily available
remember to crawl low to the floor throughout your home.
and under the smoke to avoid smoke
inhalation and provide the clearest
view. Remind children to never hide
Install & Check Smoke Detectors The Village Salon
in a closet or under a bed, and to
never go back for a toy or try to find
Every home should have at least
one working smoke detector/alarm, Happy
a loved one or pet.

After getting out of the burning

and multilevel homes should have
at least one on every level and near
sleeping areas. Put smoke alarms
building, go to the designated
meeting spot to check that everyone
near bedroom doors. If you sleep
with bedroom doors closed, you Try a new color,
cut, or style
is present and then have someone might want to add smoke alarms in
go to a neighbor’s house to call 9-1- the bedrooms as well.

for a fall change

1. If anyone is missing, wait for help
from the firefighters, since they are Statistics show that a working smoke
equipped to perform rescues safely. alarm can double your chances

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of survival, so test your alarms
Conduct a Home Fire Inspection regularly. The primary job of a smoke
alarm is to alert you in case of a fire,
Tour your home with your child, especially if you are asleep. But don’t
looking for potential problems and rely on fire alarms to wake sleeping 115 East Branch Street in Arroyo Grande
possible fire hazards. This gives children, since many kids are heavy
your child the opportunity to ask you sleepers. You should test the alarm
questions and learn about fire safety when children are asleep to see if the
hazards and what to do in case of a sound will wake them. If you have Take Precautions and there are many informative
problem or emergency. You can find a home security system, you might websites online for parents, such
a home inspection checklist online include a fire alarm, which provides Think safety first and plan ahead as the National Fire Protection
at Examine smoke monitoring services for fires. Some when possible. Here are just a few Association’s site:
detectors and alarms to be sure they homes are also equipped with fire tips for parents with young kids:
are in working order, that circuits are sprinklers. Never leave your young children Be especially careful during harvest
alone or unattended at home. Child and Halloween season. Light jack-
proof your home. Use safety caps o’-lanterns with battery powered
to cover all unused outlets. Avoid lights, not candles. Buy only
portable or space heaters, if possible. costumes made of flame-retardant
If you must use them, keep anything material. Be sure that hemlines are
combustible at least three feet away. short enough to prevent tripping
Always supervise children near the and avoid baggy sleeves or billowing
kitchen stove or oven. skirts. Keep flammable decorations
(cornstalks and other harvest season
Educate Kids about Home Fire Safety items) away from heat sources.

Fire safety education is the key to Look for safe alternatives to trick-
preventing fires in the home. Young or-treating, such as neighborhood
or community parties or events. If
children are often curious about fire.
Parents can teach kids fire safety your kids do go out to trick-or-treat,
be sure they can be seen easily with
skills by using games, coloring sheets,
crossword puzzles, and quizzes. glow sticks, light colors, and/or
Many resources are available online reflective tape. Because face masks
or at your local fire department. can obstruct vision, make-up is safer.
If you expect Halloween visitors,
In addition, kids can watch cartoons clear a wide path to your door and
with fire safety themes (such as keep it well lit.
Fireman Sam or Danger Rangers).
Read books about fire safety with Don’t let your children become part
young children, such as the Fireman of the national statistics. Help them
Sam story books, Sparky the Fire learn what to do in case of a fire.
Dog by Don Hoffman, and No Watch for the Fire Prevention Week
Dragons for Tea by Jean E. Pendziwol family events in your community this
for ages 3 and up. October and join in the activities, or
create your own.
Visit your local fire department
station during an open house, so
kids can meet firemen and see the Steven Smith is a resident of San Luis
fire truck up close. The U.S. Fire Obispo and a graduate of CSU Long Beach
with a degree in Creative Writing. Steven
Administration Kids (USFA Kids) has is a painter/muralist and freelance writer. His
an excellent website www.usfa. art can be viewed at
sloartiststevensmith. Contact Steven at: for kids,

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
October News
by Rebecca Juretic

All Aboard for Train Atascadero

Storytimes! TUE SEP 25 10:30 am (Preschool)
County of San Luis Obispo Public FRI SEP 28 10:30 am (Toddlers)
Vote for Teens’ Top Ten Renee Collins
Libraries are excited to once again
be a part of the Central Coast Arroyo Grande October 7 – 13 is Teen Read Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
Railroad Festival happening on TUE SEP 25 4:30 pm Week! Check out the Teen page Strange the Dreamer by Laini
October 5 - 7, 2018. Go to ccrrf. THU OCT 12 10:30 am at for great teen Taylor
com for festival info. reading lists and activities, as well
Morro Bay as a chance to vote for the Teens’ Turtles All the Way Down by John
To celebrate, libraries are hosting Green
Top Ten. This “teen choice”
several Train Storytimes this TUE OCT 10 at 10:30 am
award is given by the Young Adult Warcross by Marie Lu
month. Children of all ages can WED OCT 11 3:30 pm
Library Services Association to Waste of Space by Gina Damico
enjoy hearing fun train-themed
the hottest young adult books of
stories and receive a goodie bag! Los Osos Wonder Woman: Warbringer by
the previous year.
Upcoming Train Storytimes are as THU OCT 12 10:30 am Leigh Bardugo
Voting is open now through the
follows: FRI OCT 13 10:30 am Words in Deep Blue by Cath
end of Teen Read Week, and Top
Ten titles will be announced the Crowley
week of October 15, 2018. This
Halloween Fun at Your
year’s nominees are:
All Rights Reserved by Gregory
Your Library is the place for not-
Scott Katsoulis
too-spooky fun this October.
The Black Witch by Laurie Forest Crafts, treats, Halloween day
Book of Lies by Teri Terry events and more are happening
Caraval by Stephanie Garber at multiple branches, and you can
find information on our events
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray calendar at Here
The Disappearances by Emily Bain are a few to tempt your little trick-
Murphy or-treater:
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Fall Holiday Crafts - Oceano
Herring Blake Library, October 25, 3:30 - 5:00
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican pm - Join us in celebrating the
Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez fall holidays of Halloween and
Day of the Dead with fun crafts
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life brought to us by sponsors,
by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Altrusa International of Cinco
Invictus by Ryan Graudin Ciudades and Oceano Friends of
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell. the Library.  Ages 4 and up.
Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster Halloween Craft and Story Time
Long Way Down by Jason – Los Osos Library, October 27,
Reynolds 9:45 - 10:30 am - Wake up early
and dress up however you would
Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller like to join Ms. Kaela for a special
Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu Halloween-themed monster craft,
Once and For All by Sarah Dessen snacks and story time.  For school-
aged kids.
One of Us is Lying by Karen M.
McManus Bats in the Library! – Morro Bay
Library, October 27, 1:00 – 2:00
Paper Hearts by Ali Novak pm - Melinda Alvarado of Pacific
Remember Me Always by Wildlife Care will be here to

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Library Voice

educate us on bats.  She will be pm – Wear your costume and get

bringing in a live bat to share in a treat!
this fun and informative program Morro Bay Library, 10:00 am –
for all ages. 6:00 pm – Get a treat while show-
Crafty Wednesdays & Trick or ing off your costume!
Treat Goodies – San Miguel Santa Margarita Library, 12:00 –
Library, October 31, 1:00 – 4:00 6:00 pm – Wear your costume and
pm – Work on a fun craft and get a free book!
enjoy a treat! Aikido (The Art of Peace) is a perfect martial art for children, because it builds a
strong sense of inner strength, focus, and self-confidence.
Trick or Treating at the Library – Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
Children practice in a friendly, supportive, coed atmosphere. Specially qualified
October 31 (all ages) Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
instructors use games, techniques, and tumbling exercises to teach children
County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
Los Osos Library, 10:00 am – 7:00 how to defend themselves without hurting others.

Visit our school, watch a class, and decide if Aikido would benefit your child!

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Money Talks
least 80% of your monthly retire- creasing need for health care. Not

ment expenses with guaranteed having adequate coverage can
predictable income streams that quickly bankrupt you.
you cannot outlive. Social Secu- 10. Establish a Long Term Care

rity typically pays for no more Plan – Medicare and other Health
than 40% of retirement expenses. Care plans do not cover long-term
Therefore, you will need to in- care costs. Contact your financial
clude income from pensions, an- fiduciary to explore asset-based

nuities, investment withdrawal, care solutions and life insurance
life insurance, and various other products that have long-term
sources. care or accelerated benefit riders.
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Pay off debt for which the inter- Plan – Save and Invest in ways
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of credit. Power off that debt and Your goal should be to cover at

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
What is a witch’s favorite school subject? Spelling!

When is it bad luck to meet a black cat? When you’re a mouse!

Who wins a skeleton beauty contest? No body!

Halloween Word Search

Sudoku begins with some of the grid cells filled with numbers. The object is to fill
the other empty cells with numbers between 1 and 9 (1 number only in each cell).
A number should appear only once in each row, column, and region.

S1 8
6 4 5 3 9
U2 7 6
D 74 1 2 8
5 1 7
O 7 6 8 1
K 3 7 2
9 1 2 6 8 3
U 1 4
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into easier-to-manage chunks and important—in life. Here is a list
then micromanage each step? of 12 warning signs of a deeper thinking first? Is he overly poor balance or awkward
How much do you need to help so problem: defensive when you try to motor skills? There is a strong
that your child can merely get by mind-body relationship. A
in school? 1. Memory: Can your child
disorganized body often
remember three tasks and 7. Effort: Does your child have
coexists with excessive motor
As a parent, it is frustrating to execute them? Does your child to work harder than others do? movements and symptoms
wait and wait for your child to seem to know information How much energy does it take of mental inattention and
become independent! It reminds when studying, but then bomb to keep up, or to pay attention? disorganization.
me of watching a plane sitting on on the test? Is your child exhausted after
the runway with engines running school from all of his effort? 12. Behavior: Negative behaviors
and propellers spinning–– 2. Lack of Motivation: Does your can be a symptom of the stress
anticipating the take off––but it child appear to be lazy? This 8. Mental Flexibility: Is your your child is experiencing.
never happens! Let’s jump ahead could show up in slouching body child a good problem solver, Is he the ‘class clown’ or
to the future… posture, in careless work, or and can he quickly create Plan withdrawn in class? Does he
disinterest in important things, B if Plan A doesn’t work out–– lash out at family members?
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on going off to college with your interaction. transition easily from one task fall (and fall apart). As parents,
child to help him get to classes to another? we usually bear the burden and
on time, do homework with 3. Organization: Does your impact of negative behavior.
him, or remind him when it’s child have difficulty organizing 9. Mistakes: Does your child tend
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don’t plan on having your child time, or personal space? Are father recently shared that in your child, and you suspect that
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world. While teachers may make success. But 80% isn’t good delay in your child ‘taking off’—
accommodations, bosses do not! 4. Attention: Can your child enough when it comes to then you are probably right!
focus and pay attention for doing a math problem, spelling
The difference between what is less preferred tasks, such as The next step is to determine what
a word correctly, or just about
considered ‘normal’ vs. ‘a real doing homework? Do you weaknesses and root problems
anything that involves details.
learning problem’ is not always see your child hyper-focus on may be getting in the way of your
obvious. It can even be downright favorite activities, and on little 10. Emotional Problems: Does your child’s true potential. You can
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of the pile was this old framed I didn’t like it one bit. I had seen

picture that was a free gift to her many times before at various
customers from the White House treasure finds (garage sales)
Grocery and Meat store that was and sometimes she would reach
by Guy Crabb
located at 858 and 860 Higuera down and snatch up an artifact
Street from about 1915 to 1940. that I was eyeballing. On this day,
One of my favorite things is to hunt tell you it is one of the oldest Today, Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream I would be the victor and finder
for history. Over the last 25 years, companies still in business in San Lab is at this address. In 1915, of treasure. As I was searching
I have found lots of cool artifacts Luis Obispo. William Sandercock groceries consisted of dry goods through some old boxes in
of San Luis Obispo County. I have started the moving business in because most people did not have someone’s garage, I opened an
many old yearbooks from Cal 1872 with two horses and one electricity. They used iceboxes old fishing tackle box and inside
Poly University, SLO High School, wagon. His original address was to keep meats somewhat fresh. found four old wooden hangers.
and Morro Bay High School, and at 856 Higuera Street. A women’s White House was a very popular As I pulled the hangers out of
others that follow the history of clothing store named Fiore has store for many years. the fishing box I heard, “I can’t
our county. I like the old literature been at this address since 1999. believe you found those before
that I find online or at garage When Sandercock was at this I enjoy watching racing. San Luis me!!” It was my arch nemesis who
sales, but it is the other items that location at the turn of the century Obispo was a destination for had been watching me the whole
I enjoy finding the most. until the mid-1930s, it was a long enthusiasts to enjoy races. There time. With a sly smile I replied,
building to store things until they is a great history of racing in San “Of course I did.”
I have written in the past about could be delivered. When you Luis Obispo. We raced horses,
places like F. McLintocks Saloon walk into Fiore’s today, it is hard planes, and cars. I bought some All the hangers had printing on
that used to be Bill’s Donuts store, to believe this was once a moving great old pictures that show them, but my favorite was from
a liquor store, and a Spudnut and storage business. drivers getting their cars ready to Strongs Cleaning Works, which
Donut store. I’ve written about race on the SLO airport runways. once occupied the building at 659
the Frog and Peach Pub that was The runways were nice and long Higuera Street. If you walk into
once SLO Maid Ice Cream shop, for drag racing, or the race cars the building today, you may be in
where I would take my daughters could go around in a big circle for a spa treatment. Tigerlily Salon
for a hot fudge sundae. In this where the planes would land or and Spa is the current occupant.
article, I want to show you more take off. The pictures I discovered In the 1930s and 1940s, you would
artifacts that I have discovered were of guys drag racing. I guess walk into this store to pick up
from sellers all over the country. these pictures are from the 1950s your dry-cleaned clothes. I like
based on the type of cars and visiting these addresses to see if
One day I was looking online for the style of clothing that drivers there are old pipes sticking out of
some SLO treasures and I found a were wearing. Believe it or not, the walls from past businesses.
sales receipt from the Sandercock the airport would close for the I’m sure a dry cleaner had lots of
Transfer Co. Truck and Express. It afternoon during the races; it was plumping pipes coming and going
was dated 1900. Sweet. These The next unique artifact I would very popular! from the building. Next time you
types of artifacts are hard to like to share is an old advertising take a walk downtown, see if you
find. The receipt was for the piece that I found in a barn in San can discover some cool art and
San Luis Oil Co. and it shows an Miguel several years ago. I was at artifacts.
order for several loads of lumber a barn/estate sale in San Miguel,
that the Sandercock company hoping I wouldn’t be bitten by
Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
delivered to See Canyon Well and a black widow as I was digging 32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
up to the Goldtree Well. If you through some old boxes that had Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
have never heard of Sandercock an inch of dust and dirt on them. My last artifact was not easy to selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
Moving and Storage, then I will In the last box on the bottom acquire. There I was, eye to eye Reach him at
with another treasure finder, and

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CS Perryess
about words This “demonizing” of the word
demon occurred about the time of
shine, dragon or witch, and spark.
Spook didn’t move into the world
Facewear II the origin of zit (along with some the establishment of Christianity. of verbs (meaning to unnerve)
arguably less judicious terms). Zit Though Socrates wrote of his until1935.
The verb smile showed up is a word with unknown origin, demon as the divine principle
in English about 1300, from and showed up in English in 1966, or inward oracle, over time, the Spirit showed up in English in
Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or introduced by American teens. grandmothers of our modern the 1200s, meaning animating
possibly Middle Low German. Interestingly, zit’s synonym, word demon were translated to principle in man and animals. It
It eclipsed smearcian, the Old pimple, also has no confirmed words like idols, fiends, devils and came from the Latin word spiritus,
English word for smile, forcing linguistic source, though it’s hellknights, How different would meaning soul, courage, vigor, or
smearcian’s unfortunate progeny been around singe 1400. Some our world be today if demon had breath, from the verb spirare,
to become the unpleasant word, etymologists have suggested maintained its Socratic flavor, and which meant to breathe, to blow,
smirk. Smile didn’t enter the pimple may have come from had been equated with that still or to play the flute. By the 1300s,
realm of nounliness until 1560, pipligende, an Old English word small voice within? spirit also referred to supernatural
and all along it has meant exactly meaning to have shingles. beings, by 1610 it picked up the
the same thing. If it gives you a chuckle, may you meaning volatile substance, by
Demons hear some still small voices at the 1670s it began to mean strong
Frown has been an English devilish and angelic your door the evening of October alcoholic liquor, and by the 1690s
word since the early 1500s, and 31st. If you’d rather embrace spirit also meant the essential
came from the Old French word As All Hallow’s Eve comes closer… your inner curmudgeon, may the principle of something.
frognier, to frown, scowl, snort, little devils walk right past your
or turn one’s nose up. It appears The word devil, has always place to spread their brand of joy The Scots gave us the word
to have entered French from the referred to something bad – or elsewhere. wraith. Its roots may be in the
Gaulish word for nostril, frogna. at least something dangerous. Old Norse word vorðr, meaning
Frown became a noun in the Deofol was an Old English word Ghostly Etymologies guardian, or the Gaelic word
1580s. meaning evil spirit, false god, or arrach, meaning apparition or
diabolical person. It came from It seems the right season spirit. Even as I type, intrepid
Blush also entered the language Late Latin’s diabolus, a term used to consider some ghostly and dedicated etymologists are
as a verb, appearing in the mid- both in Christianity and Judaism to etymologies. duking it out over wraith’s true
1300s, from the Old English word mean Satan, accuser or slanderer. origin.
blyscan, to glow, blush, or become By 1600, English speakers had Ghost was spelled gast in Old
red. Blush is related to a Germanic added the meaning clever rogue, English, and meant soul, spirit, life, My thanks to sources: the OED, Etymonline.
word for torch, a Danish word for as in “you devil, you.” By 1835 in breath, angel or demon (yes, both com, and Wordnik.
blaze, and a Proto-Indo-European American English the word devil good and bad spirits). It made it to
word meaning to shine, flash or also referred to sand spouts and English through various Germanic
burn, which is the grandmother of dust storms. languages, all beginning with
the word bleach. In the mid 1300s, the Proto-Indo-European root
the noun form of blush meant a Demon, on the other hand, went gheis-, to be excited, amazed or
look or glance. This understanding from good to bad over time. frightened.
of the word shows up today in Demon entered English as early
the phrase, at first blush. It wasn’t as 1200. It came from the Latin Spook showed up in the language
until the 1590s that these two word daemon, meaning spirit. in 1801 from the Dutch word,
noun meanings of blush started The Latin came from the Greek, spooc, meaning spook or ghost.
competing, with the redness in daimon, which meant deity, divine Its sister words include: from
the face meaning quickly eclipsing power, lesser god, guiding spirit, Danish, spØg, meaning joke, from
the look or glance meaning. By tutelary deity, or souls of the dead. German, spuk, meaning ghost or
1818, the noun blush became Daimon also had an intriguing apparition, from Swedish spoc,
something one could apply secondary meaning: one’s genius, meaning scarecrow. It may have CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
manually to one’s face. lot, or fortune. The Greek and relatives in Lithuanian, Lettish, and books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
foggy little town on California’s central coast.
Latin meanings are a far cry from Prussian, where the root words in Find more at,
Reader S.K. Figler asked about demon’s negative meaning today. question meant respectively to or reach him at

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October 2018 Free Ongoing Events
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11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
October is: AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
child health day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
Adopt-a-Shelter-Animal Month
Computer Learning Month national golf day 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Family History Month
National Apple Month thomas edison
National Clock Month world shows 1st motion
National Roller Skating Month teacher picture (in 1889)
Bullying Prevention Month world day
National Stamp Collecting Month vegetarian day card making day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
indigenous LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
people’s day 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

take your teddy bear costume swap
to work day day
Eleanor Roosevelt’s
birthday (Born in 1884)

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
national AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
grouch day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
national face black poetry day
(honoring Jupiter Hammon, 1st mickey mantle’s
your fears day African-American published poet) birthday (Born in 1931)
thomas edison
Boss’s day demonstrated sweetest day
electric light
world food day (in 1879)
BE bald &
free day dictionary day
alaska day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
national mole day AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
International red LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
united nations day cross organized
(In 1863) navy day

national nut day

national stuttering
awareness day
pablo picasso’s
mother in law day birthday (Born in 1881)

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
\ AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
statue of liberty’s AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
birthday john adam’s LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
(gift from France in 1886) birthday
(Born in 1735) Opal

organization day
candy corn day

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Local Resources
9:00 pm. Contact: 260-4154. Pumpkin patch, fresh produce,
and fruit orchard. Open
Brookshire Farms, 4747 Los Osos daily. Contact: 927-3140 or
Valley Rd, Los Osos: Pumpkin
patch, harvest produce, eggs,
family corn maze, hay rides, Oak Flat Pumpkin Patch, 4760
slides, bounce pillow, corn Oak Flat Road, Paso Robles:
cannon, rubber duck races, farm Pumpkin patch (gathered),
animals, restrooms, and field child - sized haybale maze,
trips. Open daily. Contact: 549- fresh produce, snacks and
8733 or refreshments, restrooms, picnic

Pumpkin Patches area, pony rides. Open weekends

Cal Poly SLO Fruits & Crops, 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Contact: 237-
Highland Drive off of Hwy 1, San 9560.

& Harvest Fun Luis Obispo: Pumpkin patch-pick

in the field, corn maze, haunted River K Pumpkin Patch and
corn maze, u-pick apples, Corn Maze, 7325 N River Road,
Elle Rose Photography
produce, honey from hives on Paso Robles: Pumpkin patch
the farm, restrooms, school u-pick, corn maze, horse-drawn
Avila Valley Barn, 560 Avila Valley 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Contact: 595- tours. Open SAT 10:00 am-1:00 hayrides, picnic area, school
Drive, San Luis Obispo: Fresh 2810 or pm. Free parking. Contact: tours. Open daily 9:00 am-dusk.
produce, pumpkin patch (u-pick 756-2224 or Contact: 467-3737.
in the field or gathered), straw Big League Produce, 1603 So. programs/organic_farm.html.
bale maze, gift shop, snacks and Bradley Rd, Santa Maria - San Marcos Ranch, 775 San
refreshments, restrooms, picnic Pumpkins (8 varieties) in shop Cheesebrough Farm, 790 Moss Marcos Rd, Paso Robles:
area, tractor-pulled hay rides, or farmstand, pumpkin patch. Lane, Templeton: Pumpkin Pumpkin patch (u-pick in the field
petting zoo, parking. Open daily Open daily OCT 20-30 10:00 am- patch. Open daily 10:00 am-6:00 or gathered), Fall festival, corn
pm. This is a working farm with maze, child-sized hay bale maze,
fields at different stages, barn, haunted house, restrooms,
tractors, small cattle operation. picnic area, pony rides, farm
Farm stand and pumpkin animals. Open MON-SUN 10:00
patch available during October am-dusk. Contact: 467-3315.
only. Contact: 434-0843 or SLO Creek Farms, 6455 Monte
Rd, San Luis Obispo – Pumpkins
Dos Pasos Ranch, 4330 Santa in the farmstand or pick in the
Rosa Creek Road, Cambria: field, pick-your-own apples,
Pumpkins, gourds, and other tractor-pulled hay rides, honey,
produce at unmanned farm porta-potties, picnic area.
stand. Open weekends 9:00 am- Open everyday 11:00 am-5:00
5:00 pm. Contact: 924-1008. pm. Contact: (702) 245-3135 or
Jack Creek Farms, 5000 Hwy
46 West, Templeton: Organic Sunny Acres Pumpkin Patch,
pumpkins, pumpkin patch 10660 Los Osos Valley Rd, San
(u-pick in the field or gathered), Luis Obispo: Families can choose
Fall festival, child-sized haybale their own pumpkins grown on-
maze, honey from hives on site and support community
the farm, gift shop, snacks and recovery programs. Prices start
refreshments, restrooms, picnic at $1 – cheapest in SLO! Contact:
area, farm animals, birthday
parties, school tours. Open
MON-SAT 10:00 am-6:00 pm The Tiny Trotters - Pony Rides,
(except WED), SUN 11:00 am- 2210 Cimarron Way, Los Osos:
6:00 pm. Contact: 238-3799 or Wagon rides, pony rides, birthday parties, shows and school tours.
Limited availability – call first to
McCall Farm B&B, 6250 Santa schedule a visit. Contact: 748-
Rosa Creek Rd, Cambria: 9158 or

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Local Resources
1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm: FAMILY 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm: Grief and adaptive toys for children with all types
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Support Group at Central Coast Hospice, of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
Ave. Enjoy popcorn and a G/PG movie. Call for 253 Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis Obispo. Free available. Cost: free! Contact: 547-1914 or
title. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. group for anyone suffering the loss of a loved
one who is in need of support. Contact: 540-
2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: PAWS TO 6020. Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm:
Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone? READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s
Concerned for someone you care about? Ave. Come share your stories with an adoring 2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV at 9:00 Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo
listener. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. am: Santa Maria Parks & Rec Dept offers free Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St,
docent-led nature walks in Los Flores Ranch, Ste 2, Nipomo.  Toys for kids with all types
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS TO READ at 6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: free. of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Read to Contact: 925-0951. avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
a dog who loves to listen to children. Cost:
free. Contact: 528-1862. 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
Suicide Prevention Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos Every TUE 5:30-6:30 pm: Citizenship Classes
Mental Health and Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family Funday at Community Church, Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. at SLO County Library, 995 Palm St, SLO.
Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd, San Free support for caregivers helping with
Emotional Support Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio to play family-
All classes are bilingual, with all materials
long-term illness, memory loss, dementia, covered in 8 classes. No registration required.
Free friendly games and drums! Cost: free. Food and Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484. Cost: free. Contact: or 781-4187.
Confidential and craft beer available for sale. Contact:
24 hours of every day or 242-8372. Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
Independent Despite Vision Loss at Santa Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left of the
Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Bird
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways of bandstand for sign: Senior Dancers. Dance,
Flea Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille
Thornburg St. Browse many vendors with chat and listen to good music. No fees; no
2nd & 4th SAT every month 12:00-4:00 Institute, such as home management, dues; just fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@
antiques, fruits, vegetables, new and used traveling, and using talking library books.
pm: Railway Historical Museum at Santa items, and more! Cost: free. Contact: 258-
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone St, Santa Contact: 462-1225.
1765. Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County
Maria. This bimonthly opening features 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm: MOPS has an ongoing and urgent need for volunteer
a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, railroad Every FRI 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Zen Doodle (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet at Pacific
Adult Coloring Book Group at Art Center tutors and offers free training in SLO. Contact:
artifacts, interpretive exhibits, vintage rolling Christian Church, 3435 Santa Maria Way, 541-4219 or
stock, and a diorama to explore. Cost: free. Morro Bay, 835 Main St.  Relax and unwind Santa Maria. Childcare is provided.  Contact:
Contact: 714-4927. with the new adult coloring books. Cost: free. 934-3491 or 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission
Contact: or 772-2504. on the Status of Women meets at Coast
Every TUE & THU: Youth Aikido Classes at Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-5:30 pm: National Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This
Budo Ryu, 3536 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. Every MON 2:00-5:00 pm: Historic Teen Wellness Program at Arroyo Grande
Architectural Tour at the Monday Club, 1815 official advisory group to SLO County Board
Kids have fun, stay fit, make friends, gain life EOC Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand
Monterey St, SLO. The Monday Club of SLO of Supervisors identifies issues of concern
skills, and learn to deal with bullies without Ave. Health services, including reproductive
is offering free docent-led tours. Cost: free. to women that are not the focus of other
becoming one. Aiki-Mites (age 4-6) class health, in a safe environment to screen,
Contact: advocacy or advisory organizations. Contact:
is 3:00 pm TUE. Aiki-Kids (age 7-12) TUE & assess, and provide intervention. Appts
or 541-0594. 788-3406.
THU at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration only. Cost: preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
$50-75/mo. Contact: 544-8866 or www. Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes Music & Morro Bay Museum of Natural History 1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Senior Adventures With Nature & Mind Walks
Movement at Music Motive, 3440 S Higuera Health Screening at First United Methodist
St #130, SLO. This parent participation schedule is at:
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing With Church, 275 N Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande.
Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. program for ages 1-5 includes activities based Free and low-cost services for ages 50 Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens
Pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation on music psychology and child development. and older: blood pressure, pulse, weight, offers many free services: Senior Connection
consultant Andrea Herron answers questions Cost: $80 per mo. Contact: 543-0377. cholesterol, screening for anemia and for connecting callers with local resources;
about feeding, crying, and sleep for babies 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: Book Group diabetes, nutritional counseling, and medical one on one Medicare assistance, advice and
0-10 months. Dads are always welcome! Call at Cayucos Library, 310 B St. Join other referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827. referrals for long term care, and help with
to reserve a spot. Contact: 543-6988. readers to discuss whatever you’re reading billing and appeals; Vial of Life kits with
1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Disabled medical info for emergency responders; a
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00-4:00 pm: and to discover, ponder, and share insights American Veterans luncheon at Veterans
Basic Safety Class at SLO MakerSpace, 81 S about what others are reading. Cost: free. Senior Resource Directory for SLO and SB
Memorial Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria. counties, and more. Contact: 925-9554 or
Higuera St, Ste 160 & 180, San Luis Obispo. Contact: 995-3846. Contact: 345-0402.
This course gets you acquainted with the
Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Club Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Support
space and equipment. All are required to take meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa St, 1 block Hospice of SLO County provides free grief
this class before using any part of the facility. Group at New Life Church, 990 James Way, counseling, individual and family support,
W of Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. All ages. Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Offered by Hospice of
See website for specific dates and other Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or counseling, crisis intervention, and wellness
classes. Cost: free for MakerSpace Members SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266 or education to those with a life-limiting illness,
and SLO County Library Cardholders. Contact: Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO Chess Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family their families, and the bereaved in SLO and
439-2727 or Club meets at the big board on Morro Bay Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior Center, Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
Embarcadero at west end of Morro Bay Blvd 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750.
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche League (down the stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 441- Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!  Make a
Mother Support Meetings in North Co, SLO, 7210 or 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to difference in the life of an older or disabled
AG and SM. Breastfeeding and parenting Survive Divorce seminar at SLO Women’s adult. Training is monthly at Wilshire
support and information offered. Cost: free. 1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00-8:30 pm: Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. Community Services, 285 South St, Ste J, SLO.
Contact: 242-2294 or Drop-in Dream Group at St. Benedict’s Tips and suggestions for handling family Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
Episcopal Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los law issues. Cost: $10. Contact: 544-9313 to
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Legal Clinic Osos. This support group is to share dreams Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art!
in 3rd Floor Atrium of Courthouse Annex, register. Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission Plaza) or
and the relationship between dreams and
1035 Palm St, San Luis Obispo and Paso spiritual path, using Jungian interpretive 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal Clinic email for information
Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm 112. Get assumptions and language and Robert for Self-Represented Litigants at SLO County about multiple volunteer opportunities.
help with divorce, child and spousal support, Johnson’s book Inner Work. Cost: free. Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Monterey
domestic violence, guardianship, civil San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers health
Contact: St, SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice for screening, legal services, meals, exercise,
harassment, and name or gender change. persons filing divorces w/o an attorney, and
3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm: bridge, and bingo at 1445 Santa Rosa St.
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Legal Clinic for a document preparer to assist in completing Contact: 781-7306.
Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes at Twin court-required forms. Cost: Min $40 donation.
Self-Represented Litigants at the SLO County Cities Community Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas
Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Monterey Contact: 544-9313. Central Coast Astronomical Society sponsors
Rd, Templeton. This six-series class includes a Dark Sky Star Party every month at
St, SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice for lecture, hands-on demos, and technique RISE offers: weekly drop-In support groups
persons filing divorces w/o an attorney, and Santa Margarita Lake KOA Campground
practice. Cost: free. Contact: 434-4654. for sexual assault survivors; 24 hour crisis at sunset. CCAS sponsors guest speakers
a document preparer to assist in completing line; advocacy; peer counseling; prevention,
court-required forms. Cost: free. Contact: 2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm: and public education programs. Find the
empowerment and education. Contact: 545- CCAS event calendar, weather condition
788-3418. Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities 8888 or
Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Rd, updates, and local resources at: www.
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce & Child Templeton. Learn about practical aspects Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A PET at
Support Workshops at SLO Court Support of feeding your newborn from a Lactation Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Paso Robles. Cats
Services, 1120 Mill St, Ste A, San Luis Obispo San Luis Coastal Adult School’s Parent
Consultant. Cost: free. Contact: 239-4443. from NCHS and dogs from Short n’ Sweet
and Paso Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Participation Program offers Core Parenting
Dog Rescue. Contact: 466-5403.
Paso Robles. Help is provided for divorce, Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 11:00 and Enrichment classes at centers in San Luis
child support, custody and/or visitation am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station Interactive Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00-5:00 pm: Obispo, Morro Bay, and Los Osos. Parent and
orders. An overview of the legal process is Science Center welcomes families at 867 Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library-Jack’s child activity classes, individual peer support,
followed by time to prepare forms and ask Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $2-3. Helping Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics, 21 and education for parents and caregivers.
questions. Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. Contact: 473-1421 or Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo. Traditional Contact: 549-1222 or

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Local Resources
434.2217 or may qualify to enroll in community

Alternative Education
college as well as secondary classes.
SLO Classical Academy. Private Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
school. Part time or full time
classical education in SLO. Part time Templeton Independent Study
options are Tuesday/ Thursday or High School. WASC accredited.

on the
Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday Weekly meeting with teacher.
enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700 Opportunity for early graduation
or and concurrent Cuesta College

Central Coast
Wishing Well School in Los Osos enrollment. In Templeton and SLO
offers pre-school, mixed age at Los Ranchos Elementary School.
kindergarden, and 1st-3rd grades. Contact 434-5833 or tae.tusd.
The approach (educating the whole
child: head, heart, and hands) is Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc,
based on Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande
model. Contact: 235-4401. offer a hybrid program of classical
Children’s House Montessori project-based classes 2 days per
School in Atascadero strives to help week and homeschool 3 days
each child reach his/her greatest per week. Contact: 489-7474 or
Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality potential, by embracing learning
choices for their children’s education. Following are some options for and appreciating and respecting
the world. Contact: 466-5068 or West Mall Alternative School.
those seeking secular alternative education in our region. Independent Study Home School
in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238
For more information about local private, independent, nature based, Montessori Children’s School in San or
Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion Alternative.
and religious schools, visit: for excellence, to nurture curiosity,
creativity and imagination, and to Paso Robles Joint Unified School
Parent Participation. San Luis Coastal free program offers home study and awaken the human spirit of every District Home School & Independent
Adult School offers core classes blended classroom/home study for child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691 Study Program serves K-8th grade.
to enhance parenting skills, meet grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or or Students and parents work one-on-
other families, and allow children one with teachers, receive lesson
Central Coast Montessori School in plans, textbooks, and teachers’
to play with peers. Also enrichment Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized editions for all subjects. Classes,
classes such as Spanish, Cooking, Summit Academy charter school
serves K-12 grades, and provides academic environment to promote enrichment activities, and field trips
and Gardening, and a Cooperative independence and optimum scholastic are also offered. Contact: 769-1675.
Preschool at CL Smith. Contact: 549- personalized home-based learning
that fosters investigation, skill achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or
1222 or
development and creativity, and Homeschool Organizations
Charter Schools lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- Heritage Montessori Preschool
Homeschool Association of California
9810 or in San Luis Obispo provides an
CAVA – California Virtual Academies is an inclusive organization offering
and K¹² give kids the chance to enriching and loving environment in campouts, conferences, statewide
Nature Based Schools a beautiful country setting. Waldorf
learn at their own pace. Online support, a website with excerpts
schooling is aligned with California and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5 from education code books, and
Outside Now. Summer, after-school,
state standards. Teacher support as years. Contact: 235-5589. links. Contact:
and private nature-based education
needed, meetings and work samples in San Luis Obispo County. Contact: Academics and More is a Homeschool
required quarterly. Contact: (866) 541-9900 or California Homeschool Network is
Helper class for 7th-8th grade at
339-6790,, or a grassroots organization to protect
Ludwick Community Center in SLO.
Delphinus School of Natural History Offered in partnership with City of the right of parents to educate their
Family Partnership. A tuition-free A unique, regional, outdoor science SLO, this class includes a convenient children. Website offers current state
K-12 independent study public school program in San Luis Obispo, for cost-effective way for students to and federal laws. Contact: (800) 327-
serving Santa Barbara, San Luis elementary through middle school gain access to a tutor, community 5339 or
Obispo, and Ventura counties. Home students. Programs are engaging, involvement, assistance with their
study charter schools in San Luis interactive, student driven, and school work, time management and Homeschoolers of the Central Coast.
Obispo (1981 Vicente Dr), Morro Bay, designed to foster self-expression organization skills, and more. Contact: Yahoo! group meeting regularly for
Solvang, Santa Maria, and Cambria. and environmental stewardship. interaction and field trips: groups.
Meet with teachers weekly and turn Contact:
in work samples. Contact: 348-3333 Public Schools the_Central_Coast.
or Independent Schools
Cambria Montessori Learning Center. Santa Maria Inclusive Learners.
Olive Grove. Independent study Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo. Tuition-free public school in Morro Yahoo! group with free homeschool
home school with sites in San Luis Waldorf education for first and Bay for grades K-6th through the enrichment and support: groups.
Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa second graders. Class meets four Family Partnership Charter School.
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and days per week. Contact: 929-6878. Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or inclusive_learners.
Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher
weekly and turn in work samples. Santa Lucia School on 5 acres in Templeton Unified School District
Enrichment classes also offered. Templeton. Peace education for Santa Maria Joint Union Home School. K-8 Home Schooling program.
Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal. over 25 years. Integrated curriculum Accredited high school program at Contact: 434-5840 or
org/losolivos. founded on life experiences, in- Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive
depth study, and active immersion in student-parent-teacher partnerships
Orcutt Academy Independent Study. the arts for grades 1-8. Attendance provide educational resources, a
Affiliated with Orcutt Academy Mon-Thu with homeschool Fridays. mentor teacher, and eligibilty for Please submit updates, corrections, or news
Charter School at 500 Dyer St, this Carpooling encouraged. Contact: sports, clubs, and activities. Students about resources to:

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