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Central Coast June 2019

Child Development ........ 2

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

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

Family Life ......................... 10

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

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

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

Alt Education ................... 20

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

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

Toilet Teaching / Library News / Importance of Fathers / Summer Camps / SLO History

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Child Development
• pull down diapers, disposable training toilet-teaching process.
pants, or underpants
Others feel that training pants are
• show an interest in using the potty or a helpful step between diapers and
wearing underpants underwear. Because kids’ nighttime
bladder and bowel control often lags
There are some stressful or difficult behind their daytime control, some
times when you may want to put off parents like using training pants at night.
starting the toilet-teaching process — Others prefer that their child use training
when traveling, around the birth of a pants when they’re out and about.
sibling, changing from the crib to the Once the training pants remain dry for
bed, moving to a new house, or when a few days, kids can make the switch to
your child is sick (especially if diarrhea is
Toilet Teaching
wearing underwear.
a factor). It may be better to postpone
it until your child’s environment is stable It’s common for a previously toilet-
and secure. Also, some experts may taught child to have some trouble using
Many parents are unsure about the child may be ready to start heading for
recommend starting the process during the potty during times of stress. For
right time to start toilet teaching or the potty, such as developing the ability
summer because kids wear less clothing, example, a 2- or 3-year-old dealing with
“potty training.” Not all kids are ready at to:
but it is not a good idea to wait if your a new sibling may regress (return to a
the same age, so it’s important to watch
• follow simple instructions child is ready. previous level of development).
your child for signs of readiness, such as
stopping an activity for a few seconds or Of course, teaching a toddler to use a But if your child was previously potty
• understand words about the toileting
clutching his or her diaper. potty isn’t an overnight experience. The trained and is having problems, talk with
process often takes between 3 and 6 your doctor just to be on the safe side
Most children begin to show these signs
• control the muscles responsible for months, although it may take more or and to rule out things like an infection.
between 18 and 24 months, although
elimination less time for some children. Although
some may be ready earlier or later than If your child is 3 years or older and is not
some little ones can learn to both make
that. And boys often start later and take • express a need to go verbally yet potty trained, talk to the doctor, who
it through the night without wetting or
longer to learn to use the potty than can help determine the problem and
soiling themselves (or the bed) and use
girls. • keep a diaper dry for 2 hours or more offer advice to make the process easier.
the potty around the same time, it may
Instead of using age as a readiness • get to the potty, sit on it, and then get take additional months to even years to
Even before your child is ready to try the
indicator, look for other signs that your off the potty master staying dry at night.
potty, you can prepare your little one by
The two basic potty options are: teaching about the process:

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1. a standalone, toddler-size potty chair
with a bowl that can be emptied into
• Use words to express the act of
using the toilet (“pee,” “poop,” and
the toilet “potty”).

• Ask your child to let you know when a

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(805) 528-0440 on top of your toilet seat that will let diaper is wet or soiled.
Our goal is to connect Central Coast families with the resources they need to thrive! your child feel more secure and not
• Identify behaviors (“Are you going
fear falling in
poop?”) so that your child can learn to
If you opt for the modified toilet seat, recognize peeing and pooping.
Patrice Horspool Claire Vogel consider getting a stepping stool so
• Get a potty chair your child can that your child can reach the seat
practice sitting on. At first, your child
comfortably. Stools can also help kids
can sit on it clothed. Then, he or she
learn to push with their legs when having
can sit on the chair with a diaper.
And when ready, your child can go
Jack Vogel CC F Inquiries: bare-bottomed.
It’s usually best for boys to first learn to use the toilet sitting down before
If you’ve decided that your child is ready
learning to pee standing up. For boys
to start learning how to use the potty,
who feel awkward — or scared — about
standing on a stool to pee in the toilet, a
Out of the Blue Eric Woodards
potty chair may be a better option. • Set aside some time to devote to the
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS potty-training process.
Buy a training potty or seat for every
Jennifer Best, John J. Cannell, Guy Crabb, Kerrin Edmonds, bathroom in your house. You may even • Don’t make your child sit on the toilet
Stanley W. Horspool, Karyn Lutes, Rebecca Juretic, CS Perryess want to keep a potty in the trunk of your against his or her will.
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copies throughout San Luis Obispo County and North Santa Barbara County. long distances, be sure to take a potty • Show your child how you sit on the
seat with you and stop every 1 to 2 hours. toilet and explain what you’re doing
Find us online: Otherwise, it can take more time than (because your child learns by watching your child may have to find a discreet you). You can also have your child sit
location or restroom. on the potty seat and watch while you
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disposable training pants. Some think
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that they’re just bigger diapers and might • Establish a routine. For example, you
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just like diapers, thus slowing the by having your child sit on the potty

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Child Development
after waking with a dry diaper, or 45 a must at this stage and kids need to
minutes to an hour after drinking lots be able to undress themselves.
of fluid. You may be able to catch your
child peeing. Only put your child on • Some parents let their child have some
the potty for a few minutes a couple
of times a day, and let your child get up
time during the day without a diaper.
If he or she urinates without wearing
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if he or she wants to. a diaper, your child may be more likely
to feel what’s happening and express
• Try catching your child in the act of discomfort. (But if you opt to keep

Father’s Day!
pooping. Children often give clear cues your child’s bottom bare for a little
that they need to use the bathroom while, you’ll need to keep the potty
— their faces turn red, and they may close by, protect your rugs and carpet,
grunt or squat. And many kids are and be willing to clean up.)
regular as to the time of day they tend
to have a bowel movement. • When your son is ready to start peeing Does Dad enjoy baseball, cooking or BBQ?
standing up, have “target practice.”
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• Remove a bowel movement (poop) every time your child goes in the potty.
from your child’s diaper, put it in the Keep a chart to track successes. Once
toilet, and tell your child that poop your little one appears to be mastering
goes in the potty. the use of the toilet, let him or her pick bathroom acts. Let them know how If you’re torn about when to start the
out big-kid underpants to wear. you’re handling the issue and ask that toilet-teaching process altogether, let
• Make sure your child’s wardrobe is they use the same approaches so your
• Make sure all of your child’s caregivers your child be your guide. Don’t feel
adaptable to potty training. In other child won’t become confused.
words, avoid overalls and shirts that follow the same routine and use pressured by others (including parents,
snap in the crotch. Simple clothes are the same names for body parts and Above all, acknowledge any attempt to in-laws, friends, siblings, coworkers,
use the toilet, even if nothing happens. etc.). Many parents of past generations
Remember that accidents are to be started potty training sooner than
expected. Never punish potty-training parents do today. Research shows
children or express disappointment that there is no ideal age to start. It
when they wet or soil themselves or all depends on the child. Kids will let
the bed. Instead, tell your child that it parents know when they’re ready.
was an accident and offer your support.
Reassure your child that he or she is well
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Library Voice
Check It Out:
In celebration of the 100th anniversary Cascada de Flores will appear:
of County of San Luis Obispo Public
San Luis Obispo, WED, June 12, 10:30 am
Libraries, there will be a panoply of
festivities this summer for adults and

June Happenings
Morro Bay, WED, June 12, 2:30 pm
children, parties, and partnerships.
Adults, children, and teens are invited Los Osos Bay Community Center, THU,
to partake in the 100th Anniversary June 13, 2:00 pm
by Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer Summer Reading Program from June Cambria, FRI, June 14, 3:00 pm
1st to July 27th. During this time,
Did you know that the County of within the system. But now these book lovers of all ages are invited to Later in June, the Roaming Reptile
San Luis Obispo Public Libraries branches include the communities of sign up at their local library to earn Show will return with a menagerie
department was created 100 years Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Cambria, prizes for reading, including a County of the weirdest wildest reptiles and
ago in 1919? After great public Cayucos, Creston, Los Osos, Morro of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries bugs you can handle. This interactive
demand, San Luis Obispo County Bay, Nipomo, Oceano, San Luis 100th anniversary swag bag. Adults show invites animal lovers of all ages
became the last county in California Obispo, San Miguel, Santa Margarita, who participate in the “Short and to step up and handle creepy crawly
to create a county public library Shandon, and Shell Beach. Sweet” reading program will have a creatures while learning about the
system. Within three months of chance to win a zipline tour, a biplane importance of conserving even the
In many other ways, the library smallest of animals. You can catch
the County Library’s creation, ride, and other prizes, in addition to
now would be unrecognizable to the Roaming Reptiles at:
there were fourteen libraries in the getting a library summer swag bag.
County residents from 1919. There
communities of Arroyo Grande,
are now about 52,000 active library Our major celebration will be held Arroyo Grande, TUE, June 25, 2:00 pm
Highland, Cambria, Nipomo, La
cardholders in the County who on June 29th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Panza, Templeton, Oceano, Simmler, San Luis Obispo, WED, June 26, 10:30 am
check out around 2,300,000 books, at the Dallidet Adobe in San Luis
and San Miguel. There were about
magazines, movies, Wi-Fi hotspots, Obispo. The Foundation for SLO Nipomo Library, WED, June 26, 1:00 pm
1,400 library cardholders that first
Chromebooks, and video games Public Libraries will be hosting a free
year, and around 10,000 books were Atascadero, THU, June 27, 11:00 am
annually. In addition, the County 100th anniversary celebration for
shared between the libraries.
Library provides free downloadable all with appetizers, entertainment, Los Osos Bay Community Center, THU,
Over the century, our County of San eBooks, emagazines, digital audio drinks, and fun for the kiddos. Please June 27, 2:00 pm
Luis Obispo Public Library system has books, streaming music and movies, register at
remained much the same in some online tutoring, language instruction, Cayucos, FRI, June 28, 11:00 am
ways. There are still fourteen libraries and online professional training. Hearst Castle History
Cambria, FRI, June 28, 3:00 pm
There will be a series of special
Santa Margarita, SAT, June 29, 11:00 am
programs for adults this summer
focusing on a new partnership San Miguel, SAT, June 29, 3:00 pm
between County of San Luis Obispo
Public Libraries and Hearst Castle. Summer Reading Program
If you have ever wanted to know June 1st to July 27th
more about the hidden history of Library lovers of all ages can sign
Hearst Castle, you won’t even have up and read books to earn prizes
to travel to the enchanted house on this summer. Children and teens
the hill. Look no further than your participate by reading for 5 days (20
neighborhood library. A few of these minutes a day) or reading 5 books to
fascinating programs will include earn a “Library 100th Anniversary”
virtual tours, a castle model, 1930s bag full of goodies. Take the
fashion workshops, Hearst history challenge and read 5 more books to
lectures, and memorabilia displays. earn a free book to keep, provided
Library goers will also have a chance by the Foundation for SLO Public
to partake in some amazing cultural, Libraries. Free summer events will
scientific, and artistic programs be happening every day at one of
this summer. June will bring Latinx your County of SLO Libraries.
music, dancing, and storytelling Adults can join the summer reading
duo Cascada de Flores from the Bay fun, too! Adults who complete the
Area to San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, challenge can be entered to win a
Los Osos, and Cambria libraries. Zipline tour, a biplane ride, and more.
This renowned group specializes in Go online or to your local branch
traditional bilingual storytelling that library to join the Short and Sweet
integrates dancing and music. Sing Adult Summer Reading Program.
Out! Magazine says, “Cascada de
Flores explores the musical traditions For more information about all the
of Mexico and Cuba with grace and summer celebrations and reading
sensitivity. Their music is strongly programs, go to our online event
rooted in folkloric forms, yet they calendar at
steer clear of anachronistic mimicry
of the past, instead interpreting Margaret Kensinger-Klopfer is the Youth Services
Coordinator for San Luis Obispo County Library.
repertoire in their own subtle way. She can be reached at mkensingerklopfer@
The result is rich, delicate, and lovely.”

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Camps & Programs for Students entering K-12
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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
Do fathers always snore? Only when they are asleep!
Knock Knock. Who’s there? Wooden shoe. Wooden shoe who?
Wooden shoe like to know!
Help the Hot Dog Why did Humpty have a great fall? To make up for a lousy summer!
Get to D ad ’ s BBQ

Father’s Day 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.

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Summer Camp
Enjoy a making and learning-filled summer at engaging STEAM based camps!
Five marvelous making themes will help guide adventures:
Week 1 July 15 - July 19: Serpents and Slimy Things
Week 2 July 22 - July 26: Swords and Seashells
Week 3 July 29 - August 2: Scrabble and Strategy Games
Week 4 August 5 - August 9: Satellites and Shooting Stars
Week 5 August 12 - August 16: Swords and Seashells
Each week we will make different awesome widgets (treasure chests, card games,
rockets, swords, wands, and more) and have some good, old-fashioned camp fun 
MiniMakers Summer Camp is open to children ages 5-12

Choose the camp option that suits your family! 

MiniMakers Core Camp
Core Camp offers the perfect flexibility for our younger campers and those with busy
summer schedules. These 6-hour sessions are jam-packed with incredible hands-on activities
and new skills each day. Core Camp runs 8:30 am - 2:30 pm and campers bring their own snack
and lunch.  $355 per week

MiniMakers Extended Camp 

This option provides campers with extended discovery, design and build time each day.
Perfect for any age, MiniMakers Extended Camp has plenty of breaks built in so even the most
energetic campers have time to rest. Extended Camp day runs 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and
campers provide their own snacks and lunch. $415 per week

Register at:

Find SLO MakerSpace at:
81 Higuera Street, Suite 160, San Luis Obispo

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Family Life
The A number of studies suggest
they also are more sociable and
popular with other children

Importance throughout early childhood.

The way fathers play with their

of children also has an important

impact on a child’s emotional and
social development. According to

Fathers research, fathers spend a much

higher percentage of their one-
on-one interaction with infants
and preschoolers in stimulating,
playful activity than do mothers.
In short, fathers can have a
From these paternal interactions
Even from birth, children who Infants who receive high levels of powerful and positive impact
and activities, children learn
have an involved father are affection from their fathers (e.g., upon the long term development
how to regulate their feelings
more likely to be emotionally babies whose fathers respond and overall health of children.
and behavior. Rough-housing
secure, be confident to explore quickly to their cries and who with dad, for example, can teach
their surroundings, and, as they play together) are more securely One of the most significant
children how to deal with and
grow older, have better social attached; that is, they can explore influences a father can have
regulate aggressive impulses and
connections with peers. These their environment comfortably on his child is indirect—fathers
physical contact without losing
children also are less likely to get when a parent is nearby and can influence their children in large
control of their emotions.
in trouble at home, school, or in readily accept comfort from their part through the quality of their
the neighborhood. parent after a brief separation. Generally speaking, fathers tend relationship with the mother of
their children.
to promote independence and an
orientation to the outside world.
A father who maintains a good
Fathers often push achievement
relationship with the mother of
while mothers stress nurturing,
their children is more likely to
both of which are important
be involved and to spend time
to healthy development. As a
with their children and to have
result, children who grow up
children who are psychologically
with involved fathers are more
and emotionally healthier.
comfortable exploring the world
around them and more likely to
Similarly, a mother who feels
exhibit self-control and pro-social
affirmed by her children’s father
and who enjoys the benefits of
a happy primary relationship is
One study of school-aged children
more likely to be a better mother.
found that children with good
Indeed, the quality of the
relationships with their fathers
relationship affects the parenting
were less likely to experience
behavior of both parents. They
depression, to exhibit disruptive
are more responsive, affectionate,
behavior, or to lie and were
and confident with their infants;
more likely to exhibit pro-social
more positive and self-controlled
behavior. This same study found
in dealing with defiant toddlers;
that boys with involved fathers
and better guides and confidants
had fewer school behavior
for teenagers seeking advice and
problems and that girls had
emotional support.
stronger self-esteem.

In addition, numerous studies

have found that children who M. E. Lamb (Ed.), The role of fathers in child
development (3rd ed., pp. 49-65, 318-325).
live with their fathers are more New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons; Lamb, M.
E. (1997).
likely to have good physical and
Gable, S., Crnic, K., & Belsky, J. (1994).
emotional health, to achieve Coparenting within the family system:
progress academically, and to Influences on children’s development.
Family Relations, 43(4), 380-386.
avoid depression, drugs, violence,
Excerpted with permission: www.child
and delinquent behavior.

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Local History

Historic Best Places

in San Luis Obispo
by Guy Crabb
Street. I don’t go into Big Sky very 1040 Osos Street. The city made
often because the food is just the change in 1980 because Sully’s
Every year, a local newspaper cigars were hand-rolled for the too healthful for me, but when I Cocktail Lounge wanted their
comes up with a list of the best smoking citizens of our county. do venture in, I can imagine the address to be on Higuera Street.
places or things in our county. Kluver’s Cigar Store opened at blacksmith shop in this location at Before Sully’s Lounge, 1000
It’s always fun to read about the the turn of the century and stayed the turn of the century. Probably Higuera / 1040 Osos was known
winners and runners up. As I in business for 60 years at this the most notable business at this as Lagomarsino’s Wholesale
recall some past winners, I play address. I moved into town in the location before Big Sky was Idler’s Liquors, which occupied this
a game of trying to remember 1980s when this location housed Appliances. Idler’s has been location from the 1940s to the late
what business used to be at that the Cigar Factory Restaurant, selling and servicing appliances 1970s. The second floor was used
location years ago. If you believe which had been in business since for years, and they were at this as a warehouse for many years.
I must be crazy to find such a the 1960s. I even remember when location from the early 1960s into In 1992, the second floor became
game amusing, you may join my Kona’s was there for a while. the early 1980s. So, when you are Kennedy Fitness Center until they
wife in your false assumption. If enjoying your healthful dinner, vacated the location in 2007. The
you think this is a fun exercise of A popular Best Breakfast selection
is Louisa’s Place at 964 Higuera remember that the place used original Woodstock’s opened in
historic knowledge, then you may to be full of washers and dryers. 1980 at 1015 Court Street, and
continue to read. If you don’t Street. They have a very good
breakfast menu, even though my Does anyone remember when Dr. moved to Higuera in 1991. By the
want to read on, then I suggest West Indies Bar was here for a way, Woodstock’s was named
going to Jack’s joke page. He favorite breakfast is at the Budget
Café on lower Higuera (I don’t short time? after one of its founders, Chuck
always has some funny one-liners. Woodstock. Tragically, he died
always agree with the winning Often voted the Best Seafood in a plane crash, along with co-
Let’s start, shall we? I will need selections.) Many people in town Restaurant in SLO is Ciopinot founder Mike Chew in 1985.
to break out my San Luis Obispo can’t imagine that there was a Seafood Grille at 1051 Nipomo
100 Years Higuera book to find business at this location before Street. From the outside, you can Eureka! has been selected as the
some answers. Often voted Best Louisa’s. Best Ever Grill occupied tell this is no ordinary building. Best Burger joint in town. Once
San Luis Obispo Restaurant is this address for over 15 years, When you are sitting inside, again, I can’t always agree with
Novo at 726 Higuera Street. My from the early 1950s to the early you are in what used to be part voters, as my favorite burger is
wife loves this place. The thing 1970s. Any restaurant in business of a creamery business where The Duke at Cool Cats Cafe.
I like about Novo it is that when for more than 15 years must be milk, butter, cheese, and other Eureka! is located at 1141 Chorro
I’m sitting inside, I know I am in a serving good food. Louisa’s Place dairy products were processed. Street, which has been home to
building built in 1897 out of brick has been open for over 37 years! Golden State Creamery provided many businesses.
that was possibly from the Ah dairy products to people across
Louis brickyard. I enjoy knowing A Best Vegetarian Fare designation California. You can walk around During the 1930s and 1940s, Santa
that I am sitting in a place where went to Big Sky Café at 1121 Broad The Creamery and see clues Maria Gas Company was in this
that this place was a busy dairy location. Then it was the Title
operation (massive refrigerator Insurance Company for about 15
doors, a roof-mounted cooling years. Mission Federal Savings
tower, and remnants of boilers and Loan opened here in the
and piping recycled into planters) 1980s, and Home Federal Bank
back in the 1910s through the opened in 1990. In the early
1970s. I remember when it was 1990s, this location switched from
Tortilla Flats, a popular Mexican banking to a restaurant location.
restaurant from the early 1970s Linn’s Restaurant took over in
into the early 2000s. the 1990s, and then Corner View
Restaurant occupied this location
The Best Pizza selection has been for several years.
Woodstocks at 1000 Higuera
Street. As you enjoy the “best”
pizza, try to imagine that this Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
location was once a very large Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
liquor store. Let me tell you a little selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
Golden State Creamery in San Luis Obispo secret. 1000 Higuera was actually Reach him at

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CS Perryess
about words
public service day But back to the UN and June 23.
Sunday, June 23 is Public Service What sort of public service can we
Day. Sponsored and established each provide? shilly-shally – verb – (1703) to one’s dinner plate, or something
by the United Nations in 2003, vacillate or be indecisive, to subtracted, as in garnished wages.
June 23 is a day to celebrate and Moving a grocery cart so it won’t
dawdle or waste time.
acknowledge the good deeds whack into someone’s car? Citation: I can receive a citation
and good spirit of public service somniferous – adjective – (1600) of merit for some good deed,
Recommending a great book?
worldwide. having the ability to cause or a traffic citation for a deed of
Offering a hand to someone who sleepiness. vehicular repute.
Public showed up in English in could use it?
the 1300s as an adjective through sponger – noun – (1670s) one who Bill: either one receives a bill for
Old French from the Latin word Contributing time or resources to allows others to provide all his/ what one owes, or one can be
publicus, meaning of the state, of a social or environmental cause? her needs, a freeloader. paid in bills when one is owed.
the people, general, ordinary, or troglodyte – noun – (1550s) Host: I can be helpful by hosting
Maybe afterward we could all
vulgar (oops – someone’s elitism though this term was originally a website or hosting a party, or
meet somewhere where we can
is showing). By the 1600s, public used to label prehistoric cave- I can cross to the dark side and
enjoy being served – like maybe
was also being used as a noun, dweller, it is now used pejoratively host a disease.
the pub.
meaning commonwealth, or toward an uncouth, unmannered,
public property. celebration of sloth Oversight: I can be in charge of
or unmotivated individual.
the oversight of employees, or I
Public is related to the words Ah, slothfulness. Lazing about
wastrel – noun – (1847) an can ignore my responsibilities and
people, populace, popular, doing nothing useful. Nothing
insulting word used to label a be guilty of oversight.
publicity, publican, puberty, like it, especially on lazy summer
person who is wasteful or lazy.
and pub. Its medieval English days. Some good folks published Swipe: I can do what the society
synonym, folclic, sadly, never an entire dictionary about it in weltschmerz – noun – (1875) honors and swipe my credit card,
made it out of the Middle Ages. 2011. Sloth - A Dictionary for the the state of being world-weary, or I can do what society abhors
The word public first aligned itselfLazy, is a part of Adams Media’s pessimistic or apathetic. and swipe something off the shelf.
with the word service in 1893, The Deadly Dictionaries series.
giving us public service. This particular volume defines Janus words
154 pages worth of lazy-related Many thanks to sources:,
Service also came through Old words, interspersed with sloth- Don’t you love those words that
Sloth – A Dictionary for the Lazy, Fun With
Words, United Nations, and the OED.
French from Latin, though it related quotations. Here are can mean exactly the opposite of
appeared in English two centuries some highlights: what they mean? They’ve been
before public. The Latin donor called many names over the years,
word was servitium, which meant aposiopesis – noun – (1570s) the though none of those names
slavery or servitude, and came state one is in when one stops have really stuck: contranyms,
directly from the Latin word for speaking mid-sentence, either antilogies, eniantodromes, and
slave, servus. due to the inability to finish the Janus words. I’m fond of that
thought, or sheer stubbornness. final one, which refers to the two-
Within one century, service’s faced Roman god of transitions,
meaning had generalized to fainéant – noun – (1610) a lazy Janus. My favorite Janus words:
simply mean the act of serving (not person or slacker. Also an
necessarily due to enslavement). adjective to describe such a Fast: either something can hold
By the late 1400s, tea service was person. fast, or it can move fast.
born and by the 1500s, service hebetude – noun – (1620s) state Strike: either I can strike the ball
picked up its military meaning. In of laziness or indolence. or miss the ball and strike out. CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
1941, service and industry found books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
foggy little town on California’s central coast.
one another and service industry looby – noun – (1377) an awkward, Garnish: a garnish can be either Find more at,
was born. lazy person or lout. something added, like parsley on or reach him at

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June 2019 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 FARMERS MARKETS: 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 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
June is: Birthstone: Pearl 3:30-4:15pm AG
5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
Great Outdoors Month 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
Potty Training Awareness Month LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
National Drive Safe Month
stand for
National Fresh Fruit & Flower: Rose children day
Vegetable Month
National Rose Month
National Tennis Month
International Childhood Cancer
Awareness Month

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 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
1st US Spacewalk 3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
(by Ed White in 1965) 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG

Cheese day D-day

frank lloyd wright’s
national Yo-yo day birthday
(Architect born in 1867)
aesop’s birthday
(Born in 620 BC)
richard scarry’s world oceans day
NEW MOON birthday (Born in 1919)
national chocolate
world ice cream day
environment 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 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

fly a kite Day

weed your
iceD garden day power of a smile day
flag day
day caldecott medal
Anne Frank’s 1st awarded (in 1937)
birthday (Born in 1929) world juggling day
race unity day
magic 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 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
father’s day international
picnic day

eat your
vegetables Day
FULL MOON juneteenth
(End of slavery in 1865)
bald eagle 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 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
U.F.O. day
helen keller’s
birthday (Born in 1880)
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club
(in 1819)

Eric Carle’s toothbrush

meteor day birthday invented
(in 1498) paul bunyan day

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El Morro Church of the Nazarene
1480 Santa Ysabel Ave, Los Osos

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Local Resources
SLO Classical Academy. is a private Contact: 463-2331 or rskepins@

Alternative Education
school offering part time or full time
classical education in SLO. Part time
options are Tuesday/ Thursday or Santa Maria Joint Union Home School.
Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday Accredited high school program at
enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700 Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive

on the or
Wishing Well School in Los Osos
offers pre-school, mixed age
student-parent-teacher partnerships
provide educational resources, a
mentor teacher, and eligibilty for
sports, clubs, and activities. Students

Central Coast
kindergarden, and 1st-3rd grades. may qualify to enroll in community
The approach (educating the whole college as well as secondary classes.
child: head, heart, and hands) is Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
based on Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf
model. Contact: 235-4401. Templeton Independent Study
High School. WASC accredited.
Children’s House Montessori Weekly meeting with teacher.
School in Atascadero strives to help Opportunity for early graduation
each child reach his/her greatest and concurrent Cuesta College
Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality potential, by embracing learning enrollment. In Templeton and SLO
and appreciating and respecting at Los Ranchos Elementary School.
choices for their children’s education. Following are some options for the world. Contact: 466-5068 or Contact 434-5833 or tae.tusd.
those seeking secular alternative education in our region.
For more information about local private, independent, nature based, Montessori Children’s School in San
Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc,
and religious schools, visit: Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion
for excellence, to nurture curiosity, Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande
Parent Participation of San Luis blended classroom/home study for creativity and imagination, and to offer a hybrid program of classical
Coastal Adult School offers core grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or awaken the human spirit of every project-based classes 2 days per
classes to enhance parenting child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691 week and homeschool 3 days
skills, meet other families, and or per week. Contact: 489-7474 or
allow children to play with peers. Summit Academy charter school
Also enrichment classes such as serves K-12 grades, and provides Central Coast Montessori School in
Spanish, Cooking, and Gardening, personalized home-based learning Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized West Mall Alternative School.
and a Cooperative Preschool at that fosters investigation, skill academic environment to promote Independent Study Home School
CL Smith. Contact: 549-1222 or development and creativity, and independence and optimum scholastic in Atascadero. Contact: 462- lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or 4238 or
9810 or West_Mall_Alternative.
Charter Schools
Nature Based Schools Heritage Montessori Preschool Paso Robles Joint Unified School
CAVA – California Virtual Academies in San Luis Obispo provides an District Home School & Independent
and K¹² give kids the chance to Outside Now provides summer, after- enriching and loving environment in Study Program serves K-8th grade.
learn at their own pace. Online school, and private nature-based a beautiful country setting. Waldorf Students and parents work one-on-
schooling is aligned with California education in San Luis Obispo County. and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5 one with teachers, receive lesson
state standards. Teacher support as Contact: 541-9900 or outsidenow. years. Contact: 235-5589. plans, textbooks, and teachers’
needed, meetings and work samples org. editions for all subjects. Classes,
required quarterly. Contact: (866) Academics and More is a Homeschool enrichment activities, and field trips
339-6790,, or Delphinus School of Natural History Helper class for 7th-8th grade at
are also offered. Contact: 769-1675.
is a unique, regional, outdoor science Ludwick Community Center in SLO.
Family Partnership is a tuition-free program in San Luis Obispo, for Offered in partnership with City of Homeschool Organizations
K-12 independent study public school elementary through middle school SLO, this class includes a convenient
serving Santa Barbara, San Luis students. Programs are engaging, cost-effective way for students to Homeschool Association of California
Obispo, and Ventura counties. Home interactive, student driven, and gain access to a tutor, community is an inclusive organization offering
study charter schools in San Luis designed to foster self-expression involvement, assistance with their campouts, conferences, statewide
Obispo (1981 Vicente Dr), Morro Bay, and environmental stewardship. school work, time management and support, a website with excerpts
Solvang, Santa Maria, and Cambria. Contact: organization skills, and more. Contact: from education code books, and
Meet with teachers weekly and turn links. Contact:
in work samples. Contact: 348-3333 Independent Schools
or Public Schools California Homeschool Network is
Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo
a grassroots organization to protect
Olive Grove is an independent study offers Waldorf education for first Cambria Montessori Learning Center. the right of parents to educate their
home school with sites in San Luis and second graders. Class meets four Tuition-free public school in Morro children. Website offers current state
Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa days per week. Contact: 929-6878. Bay for grades K-6th through the
and federal laws. Contact: (800) 327-
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and Family Partnership Charter School.
5339 or
Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher Santa Lucia School on 5 acres in Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or
weekly and turn in work samples. Templeton has provided peace Homeschoolers of the Central Coast.
Enrichment classes also offered. education for over 25 years. Yahoo! group meeting regularly
Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal. Integrated curriculum founded on Parkfield Elementary School is a one- for interaction and field trips:
org/losolivos. life experiences, in-depth study, room school in San Miguel providing
and active immersion in the arts for a unique, child-centered education
Orcutt Academy Independent Study grades 1-8. Attendance Mon-Thu customized to student abilities Homeschoolers_of_the_Central_Coast.
is affiliated with Orcutt Academy with homeschool Fridays. Carpooling and pace. Hands-on instruction,
Charter School at 500 Dyer St. This encouraged. Contact: 434.2217 or exploration, and speakers focus on Please submit updates, corrections, or news
free program offers home study and the inner development of each child. about resources to:

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FREE Public Fireworks Local Resources
July 4th at Dusk (~ 9:00 pm)
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
• Pismo Beach - at the pier 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
• Cayucos - at the pier one who is in need of support. Contact:
2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: PAWS TO 540-6020. Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm:
• Cambria - Shamel Park READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s
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,
• Santa Maria - Sierra Vista Park 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
•Solvang - Mission Santa Ines a dog who loves to listen to children. Cost:
Contact: 925-0951. avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
free. Contact: 528-1862. 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
• Lompoc - Lompoc High School Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos Every TUE 5:30-6:30 pm: Citizenship Classes
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 All classes are bilingual, with all materials
Questions about fire safety? Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio to play family- long-term illness, memory loss, dementia, covered in 8 classes. No registration required.
friendly games and drums! Cost: free. Food and Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484. Cost: free. Contact: or 781-4187.
CAL FIRE/SLO: 543-4244 and craft beer available for sale. Contact: 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 Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways of
Flea Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 bandstand for sign: Senior Dancers. Dance,
doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille chat and listen to good music. No fees; no
S Thornburg St. Browse many vendors Institute, such as home management,
2nd & 4th SAT every month 12:00-4:00 with antiques, fruits, vegetables, new and dues; just fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@
pm: Railway Historical Museum at Santa traveling, and using talking library books.
used items, and more! Cost: free. Contact: Contact: 462-1225.
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone St, Santa 258-1765. 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
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No Juice
fruit juice intake and its possible or used to calm an upset child. Juice
contribution to the caries. is not useful for the management
of diarrheal illnesses and may

AAP recommends eliminating 100%
predispose infants or young children
fruit juice from the diets of children
to the development of hyponatremia.
with excessive weight gain. In
In summary, pediatricians should

addition, the Academy strongly
caution families that there is minimal
recommends that whole fruit
nutritional value to fruit juice, and it
be provided and encouraged for
should be limited to small amounts
children participating in the Special
and generally avoided in infancy.
Supplemental Nutrition Program for
Women, Infants and Children. The Fruit Juice Recommendations
by Steven A. Abrams, M.D., FAAP
policy also discourages consumption
Juice should not be introduced to
of unpasteurized juice.
infants before 1 year unless clinically
A recently published American medically recommended. These recommendations, all taken indicated. Daily intake should be
Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy together, represent a policy goal limited to 4 ounces in toddlers ages
After the first 6 months and until
recommends that children should be of decreasing juice consumption, 1-3 years, 4-6 ounces for those 4-6
the infant is 1 year old, the AAP
consuming less juice than previously especially in small children, while years. For those 7-18 years, limit
recommends that the mother
advised. The policy Fruit Juice in ensuring an adequate intake of juice intake to 8 ounces or 1 cup of
continue breastfeeding while
Infants, Children and Adolescents: whole fruits. The new policy balances the recommended 2-2½ cups of fruit
gradually introducing solid foods
Current Recommendations advises the role of a small amount of 100% servings/day.
into the infant’s diet. The World
that fruit juice should not be provided fruit juice in meeting these intake
Health Organization recommends Toddlers should not be given juice
to children younger than 1 year of goals, while limiting the exposure to
that infants be exclusively breastfed from bottles or easily transportable
age unless there is a strong clinical juice and emphasizing the key roles
for the first 6 months of life, and covered cups that make it easy to
basis for it in the management of of water and milk in a healthy diet.
then receive complementary foods consume throughout the day, nor
constipation. For older children, It recognizes that juice may provide
while breastfeeding continues for up should they be given juice at bedtime.
maximum daily intakes of 100% juice some vitamins — such as vitamin C in
to 2 years of age or beyond.
products should be 4 ounces for orange juice and calcium and vitamin Children should be encouraged to
children ages 1-3 years, 4-6 ounces Further AAP recommendations D in some fortified juice products — eat whole fruits and educated on the
for children ages 4-6 years and 8 emphasize the importance of fresh but lacks the fiber and protein critical benefit of fiber intake.
ounces for those 7 and older. fruit in children’s diets. Fruit generally for the growth of children.
contains additional fiber compared Families should be educated that
AAP Dietary Recommendations The policy clarifies that there is no human milk and/or infant formula is
to juices. Consistent with recent
role for juice during the first year of sufficient to satisfy fluid requirements
Infants should be fed breast milk AAP recommendations, water and
life and that expensive juice products for infants, and low-fat/nonfat milk
exclusively for the first 6 months of milk are preferred as primary fluid
designed specifically for infants are and water are sufficient for older
life. Exclusive breastfeeding means sources for children after weaning.
not of value. When juice is served to children.
that the infant does not receive any Families of small children with dental
older toddlers, it is important that
additional foods or fluids (except caries should have a discussion with Consumption of unpasteurized
it not be sipped throughout the day
for vitamin D supplements) unless their pediatrician about the child’s juice products should be strongly
Grapefruit juice should be avoided in

Los Osos Valley

those taking certain medications.
When evaluating children with
malnutrition — as well as chronic

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diarrhea, excessive flatulence,
abdominal pain and bloating —
pediatricians should determine the
amount of juice being consumed. In evaluating risk for dental caries,

discuss the relationship between fruit
juice and dental decay, and inquire about the amount and means of juice

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Routinely discuss the use of fruit
juice vs. fruit drinks, and educate
older children and parents about the
differences. For more information on
diet and other pediatric topics, go to

Dr. Abrams is a co-author of the AAP policy

statement and incoming chair of the AAP Committee
on Nutrition. Reprinted with permission © 2019
American Academy of Pediatrics

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