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Central Coast November 2018


Child Development ....... 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education ...................... 22

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Child Development
more productive citizens with
enhanced social and economic
capacity in society. Their
children are also more likely to
be successful. Help build a solid
foundation for learning, reading
and writing for your children in
primary grades.

Children need to be able to use

their language skills to do more
than just answer questions or
repeat information. They need
to use language to describe,
explain, retell, predict, problem
solve, interpret and plan. How listening to your children.
can you find the time to boost

Boost your child’s your child’s language skills? It’s

very simple!
introduce new words

language skills When you are making supper, ask

The following household activity your child to get you the spatula
suggestions take advantage of out of the utensil drawer. During
Celebrate National Family education. Children’s reading things you do everyday. Do you bath time, remind your child to
Literacy Month in November. scores improve dramatically speak another language? These wash her shins, abdomen, palms,
Actually, by reading every day when their parents are involved activities can be done in any and don’t forget her spine.
with your child, you already do! in helping them learn to read. language and you are encouraged
Study after study shows that Statistics have demonstrated to use your strongest language. Need a task to keep your child
family, home, and community that literate adults with a higher You play an important role when occupied? Have your child draw
are the true drivers of a child’s level of education tend to become you spend time talking with and a picture of a room in the house.

Cover Photo:
Siblings at
San Luis Creek Farm
Mary Kelting Photography

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Child Development
Have him draw in and label all of things, or rectangular things she
the things he can remember in sees along the way. Give each
that room. Go beyond common child in the car a different job.
words like happy, sad, big or
little. Teach your child words like
Use informational books and
children’s magazines. Learn all The Village Salon
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miniscule. animals, or opposites. Happy November
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language skills
Ask your child to fold laundry.
This can teach matching and
their haircuts until
Cooking and baking together
are great ways to learn names organizing skills. Give your child Thanksgiving!
for ingredients as well as action a catalogue or flyer to cut out
groups of objects. Have him find
words such as blend, stir, and mix.
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something that has four legs but make a little book about groups.
cannot walk, or something that
you can hear. During car rides To get involved with your child,
have your child locate or make talk about how to organize her
a list of different noises, moving bedroom and her toys. Let her decide how to sort things into For more information about
groups. parents and family members
becoming involved in the
Make a grocery list together. education of children, visit the
Decide what fruits and vegetables following websites:
to buy. Talk about how the
grocery store is organized. Let California Department of
Make a Difference! your child help unpack your Education Parents / Family and
(805) 781-3226 Community webpage: www.cde. Almost any family activity can
become an opportunity for
National Center for Family
education, developing new skills,
Literacy activity Guide: www.
and building on what children
learn outside the home and in
school. Make learning a feature activities/
of everything you do together as
a family. The Family Literacy Project of the
Gevirtz Research Center at the
Research tells us that young Graduate School of Education,
children who participate in University of California, Santa
conversations, are read to Barbara:
regularly, have books in their grc/familyliteracy.htm
home, and develop print
awareness have a head start on San Luis Coastal Unified School
reading and literacy skills when District Parent Participation
they enter school. Resources:
When you read interesting books
that your child can understand, Fun and Easy Family Literacy
including those about similar Activities at www.
families and cultures, reading
becomes meaningful and family-literacy-activities.html
engaging. Talking with your
child about books and sharing Literacy CyberSpace Interactive
your own stories can foster
imagination and open the door
to new worlds.

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
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Dyslexia poor spelling; what schools can offer.

Can be Corrected by Karyn Lutes

difficulty processing auditory or
visual information;
The framework of the public
school system and tutoring is
not geared toward remediation
limited vocabulary; of processing skills, or dyslexia,
Dyslexia is “a brain-based type of Disorder (ADHD). because their focus is limited to
learning disability that specifically very slow writing;
teaching knowledge and higher-
impairs a person’s ability to Many students struggle with
poor punctuation and level concepts.
read,” as explained by The reading in school, and they may
or may not have been diagnosed capitalization,
National Institute of Neurological Many learning disabilities, including
Disorders and Stroke, and with dyslexia. These students and hard work with limited dyslexia, can be permanently
those affected “typically read are often bright, so they quickly achievement. corrected with specialized brain-
at levels significantly lower than their shortcomings training programs. Children,
expected, despite having normal compared to the skills of their Dyslexia and reading problems adolescents and adults, whose
intelligence.” classmates and younger siblings. are the SYMPTOM of one or more learning had been crippled and
This can result in eroded self- weak cognitive skills that, when limited, can now experience
Dyslexia mainly affects written esteem, anxiety, and frustration. identified through an assessment, a greater potential with the
language (reading, writing, and Tragically, these effects go well can explain WHY an individual is opportunity to connect their
spelling), but can also affect beyond elementary school. struggling. Can dyslexia and other dreams to the reality of their
working with numbers, and is reading challenges be corrected? future.
sometimes accompanied by According to a long-term study YES!
Attention Deficit Hyperactive that was released in April 2011
by the American Educational While we are biologically wired For more information, see Davis, Ronald
Association, “A student who can’t to speak language, reading and D., The Gift Of Dyslexia, Penguin Group
read on grade level by 3rd grade is spelling are not automatic, so our Inc., 2010;
four times less likely to graduate brains must create new neural- Marshall, Abigail, The Everything Parent’s
by age 19 than a child who does circuitry. In 2005, a neurological Guide To Children With Dyslexia, F+W
read proficiently by that time.” study published by the National Publications, Inc., 2004;
Academy of Sciences Early Shaywitz, M.D., Sally, Overcoming
Early identification with specialized Edition used 3-D functional MRI Dyslexia, Alfred Knopf, 2003;
intervention is the best remedy to demonstrate that new neuro- Study: Third Grade Reading Predicts
to address reading, spelling, and pathways could be created in the Later High School Graduation , http://
learning problems. dyslexic brain (after only 8 weeks
of specialized brain training) research/2011/04/the_disquieting_side_
Warning signs of dyslexia and effect_of.html;
to correct neural circuitry, thus
reading problems include: Study: 3-D fMRI Scans Prove Brain
making reading and learning
easier and more efficient. Function Changes, The National Academy
slow, choppy and inaccurate of Sciences Early Edition, 2005.
reading Treatment should include a
sequential and structured one-
confusion between left and right; ABILITIES Expert,” Licensed Speech-Language


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mixing up sounds in words; strong cognitive and clinical in
 Grande. She is an author, speaker,
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research behind the intervention. Karyn can be reached
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comprehend what was read; very different from tutoring and if origination is included. Must be used in its entirety.

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Local History

owners, so it was best to just have Across the street at 856 Monterey

SLO Saloons
a generic sign out in front. Street was the Swiss Saloon. San
Luis Obispo had a substantial
Way back in 1910, Higuera Street population of Swiss-Italian
had about five saloons in the people, many of whom were dairy
by Guy Crabb
downtown area. There were also ranchers. When there were only a
I don’t know about you, but to Back in 1910, the bars were called several saloons on the outskirts few thousand people in town, they
me there sure seems to be a lot saloons. Many of the buildings of town. In 1910, there was a wanted to be close to people who
of bars in downtown San Luis that the saloons occupied back saloon at 710 Higuera where the spoke the same native language.
Obispo. I’m not even thinking in 1910 were little more then a Sports Forum is today. There It must have been nice to go into
about the restaurants that also large wooden box. Many were was also a saloon at 719 Higuera the Swiss saloon and have a drink
have a bar or serve alcohol. For only around 20 feet wide and 40 where Michaels Optical is now. and converse in Italian. The Stag
example, a ton of people go into feet deep. Some saloons had That saloon was owned by a Mr. Billiard Parlor was one of the most
Firestone and buy some food or dirt floors, but since most people Thomas. Five years later this popular saloons in town. It was
sit at their and have a drink while wore boots, walking on a dirt address was a bicycle shop. There at 956 Monterey, which has had
they watch televised sports. By floor was no big deal. After all, was another saloon across the several different businesses after
the way, I bought new tires at people came in to have a drink street at 720 Higuera, which is the Stag closed in 1967.
Firestone when it was a car repair of whiskey, not to worry if their now Kevin Main Jewelry.
shop that sold tires. boots got dirty. There were very few cars in SLO
On Monterey Street, life was even in 1910, so a horse was still the
Anyway, if we count the bars in The saloons normally just had a more exciting. Monterey was common mode of transportation.
restaurants, then we really have bar and a back bar for storage. busier (with more businesses) Anyone who went into a saloon,
a lot of bars downtown! The Some saloons had a mirror or a than Higuera Street in those days. had the opportunity to get a
Police Department must have painting of a naked lady behind There were at least 8 saloons. nose full of stink from the road
many officers walking around the bar. You can walk into Most of these were north of the apples (horse poop) that would
downtown during party days. I McLintocks today to see a classic mission on the 800 and 900 blocks get smashed by wagon wheels
have been downtown at noon saloon painting. (If you sit at the of Monterey Street. More saloons and smell up the place even
on St. Patrick’s Day and seen bar there, you may be sitting on were thriving at the turn of the more. Plumbing was uncommon
long lines at bars. I guess I could the stool I was sitting on when century, but since I started my in many buildings and outhouses
try to count the number of bars my wife asked me if I wanted research in 1905, my references were behind the businesses. Back
in downtown San Luis Obispo to get married. Did you know begin then. in 1910 – 1920, life was not that
today, but many of the smaller McLintocks was once a store and easy or fragrant.
ones come and go. If you come a donut shop, and in 1910 it was The St. James Saloon and Hotel
up with a number, drop me a line. a shoemaker shop?) There were was at 877-879 Monterey Street As SLO became more civilized,
also several cigar stores around for over 35 years. Beverly’s has bars and saloons and the rowdy
The funny thing is, over 100 town in 1910 and I’m not sure if occupied that address since the behavior they inspired wore out
years ago we had an even higher you could buy drinks while buying early 1990s. This was an empty their welcome. By the 1920s,
percentage of bars per capita your cigars, but you could surely lot for many years in the 1940s the number of bars and saloons
in downtown SLO. When I tell smoke your cigars while you were through the mid 1970s, because had decreased substantially. The
you the number of downtown buying your drinks. the St. James Saloon and Hotel history of San Luis Obispo and its
bars back then, you may think it burnt down on July 3, 1933. After bar scene is colorful. Cheers!
doesn’t seem high, but remember Many of the saloons didn’t even the building burnt, people were
that the population of SLO in 1910 have a name or a sign on the front surprised to see that many of the Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
was only about 5,000 (compared of their building. If there was a walls of the St. James were made 32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
with about 46,000 today). Yet sign, it was usually just a board of adobe brick. This was a very Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
there were 13 bars on Higuera and hand painted with “Saloon.” popular saloon because it was District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
Monterey Streets alone. These places often changed nice inside with wooden floors. Reach him at

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Education A day set aside
for expressing gratitude
thank you, kind readers

CS Perryess
can’t find a connection between
them, it’s assumed the first
writes meaning may have come from the
contemptuous word muttonhead,
about words which made a brief appearance
in the early 1800s referring to
a dim person. This usage has
What are you feeling? mysteriously disappeared since,
Nothing inspires an emotional though it’s such a lovely word, I’d
response like politics. Whether be pleased to see it re-appear on
the present election cycle is the linguistic scene.
getting you down or goading you National Book Awards, countless
Oddly, the English word pooch other awards, and the love of
to action, it’s affecting you. Join and the Spanish word perro, are
me in exploring the nuances of many readers.
also of unknown origin. Thank
words that might pertain to your heavens for cur and puppy, whose A smattering of Singer wit and
feelings. On the not-so-positive origins are clear. Puppy came to wisdom follows:
side, you might be feeling: English meaning a woman’s small
The Mysterious Dog pet dog. It came from the Middle “If you keep on saying things are
appalled – terror or dismay going to be bad, you have a good
at a shocking but apparently Back in 897, the English word that French word poupée, meaning
doll. Though the word cur now chance of being a prophet.”
unalterable situation applied to any kind of dog was
hundas, which soon changed to clearly eschews the nobility of the “The waste basket is the writer’s
daunted – disheartened or hund, and later to hound. Hound dog in question, cur originally was best friend.”
intimidated reined supreme as the overall attached to no such prejudice. Cur
word for canines, until it was first arrived in English in the 1300s “There will be no justice as long as
dismayed – fear or man will stand with a knife or with
usurped by an unlikely candidate, and is onomatopoeic, mirroring
discouragement at the prospect the growl of a dog. a gun and destroy those who are
of some difficulty or problem a word with no known origin that
in 1050 referred to a powerful, weaker than he is.”
which one doesn’t know how to Followers, what have you to
resolve large breed of dog (nobody’s “For those who are willing to
say about all these dog-related
even sure what breed that was). make an effort, great miracles and
mysteries? Are you with me
horrified -- horror, loathing or wonderful treasures are in store.”
irritation at that which shocks or The mysterious usurper was dog. in hopes of reviving the word
offends one In a mere three centuries, hound muttonhead? “Kindness, I’ve discovered, is
had been relegated to mean only everything in life.”
enervated – a loss of force, vigor, Isaac Bashevis Singer
dogs used for hunting, while dog
or energy took its place as the generic term For a change of pace, I’d like
Big thanks to sources: Merriam-Webster,
debilitated – temporarily for canines. I find it intriguing to celebrate a writer, generally Wordnik, Etymonline, Collins Dictionary,
that though the word dog takes fascinating chap, and certifiable Webster’s New World Dictionary of the
weakened American Language, 1959, the OED, The Library
up a full three pages in the OED, mensch during the month of what
of America, and Goodreads.
undermined or sapped – nobody is sure of its origin. would be his 114th birthday.
weakened or impaired by subtle,
gradual, or stealthy means And wouldn’t you think the Latin Isaac Bashevis Singer once wrote,
synonym would pre-date most of “When I was a little boy, they called
Or you might find this race for the others? Not so. Canine came me a liar, but now that I am grown
president is filling you with energy. to English in the 1500s from Latin, up, they call me a writer.”
If so, you might be feeling: through French, but acted for over
He wrote countless short stories
three hundred years exclusively
exhilarated – an enlivened and any number of novels,
as an adjective meaning doglike.
elevating of the spirits some arguably memoir. Many
It wasn’t until 1869 that canine
of his stories featured holocaust
stimulated – roused from inertia, made its way into the world of
survivors and/or the struggles
inactivity or lethargy English nouns.
and joys of the lives of Jews and
invigorated – filled with vigor or Mutt offers more mystery. searchers. Miraculously, Singer
energy in a physical sense Though mutt first entered spent all those years pondering
American English in 1901 meaning sadness, disappointment, torture, CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
vitalized – invigorated or inequity and cruelty, yet managed books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
stupid or foolish person, it gained
animated in a non-physical sense to hold onto hope. He won the
foggy little town on California’s central coast.
the meaning of mongrel dog Find more at,
quickened – roused to action by 1904. Though etymologists 1978 Nobel Prize in Literature, two or reach him at

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pickle day national awareness day
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birthDAY well day
(Born in 1835)

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Daren and Amy Pitcher are excited to be coming home to the
Central Coast. Daren will be serving as Lead Pastor of El Morro
Church of the Nazarene starting with his first Sunday on December
2nd. Daren grew up in the Pismo Beach area, attended Arroyo
Grande High School, and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene
University in San Diego.

Amy also came from the Pismo Beach area, attended San Luis
Obispo High School, and graduated from Azusa Pacific University.
They have two sons, Dawson (attending PLNU) and Noah (a high
school senior).

Daren comes to El Morro after serving the past 14 years as Lead

Pastor for Ridgeview Community Church in Bakersfield. Prior to
that, he planted a new church in Rancho San Diego, California.
Amy teaches in the Bible Department at Bakersfield Christian High
School, where she also served as the girls’ dean for six years.

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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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