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if you will—to be found in nature, Fact: The nitrogen and oxygen

and some are at the root of molecules making up most of the
understanding how humans are air can’t absorb infrared radiation,
causing a profound and rapid and their number is irrelevant.

change in Earth’s climate. We What counts is the number of
get 99.99% of our energy from CO2 molecules. The notion that
sunlight, and approximately 30 because the fraction of a substance

= Hope
percent of this energy is reflected is small, it can’t have a big effect
back to space by clouds and snow is erroneous. The fraction of lead
and ice, while the rest warms the atoms in drinking water that can
land and ocean. The earth stays in do serious damage is far less than
energy balance by radiating away the fraction of CO2 molecules in
by Ray Weymann, PhD that energy in the form of infrared our atmosphere.
radiation (“heat”).
Climate change is a complex Many people are uninformed, but Myth: The sun is causing earth’s
challenge facing all of humanity. interested in knowing the facts, Gases in the atmosphere, notably present climate warming.
Although many U.S. citizens especially as the effects of climate water vapor and carbon dioxide, Fact: Exactly accurate measurements
support prompt and significant change become more obvious. But block some of this radiation. This is of the sun’s brightness from space
action to deal with climate change, for many, hearing the news has called the ‘greenhouse effect.’ By show that the sun’s average
it still ranks low on their priority little effect, or can induce a sense burning coal, oil, and natural gas, brightness has actually been
list, and the political will to act on of overwhelm, inertia, or fatalism. humans are causing the amount of decreasing slightly during the last
the Federal level is still lacking. carbon dioxide in the atmosphere several decades, just when the
Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence and Once people understand that hope to rapidly rise, increasing the earth began to warm most rapidly.
military agencies recognize climate is found in learning the facts and blocking and thus warming the
change as a ‘threat multiplier’ taking action, they often become earth further. This is the basis for Myth: It will be too costly to switch
to national security, many large motivated to work toward finding our current rapid warming and from fossil fuels for our energy.
corporations invest in renewable solutions. associated change in climate. Fact: Many studies show that the
energy, and insurance companies The Basic Science cost of impacts from NOT reducing
There is NO uncertainty in this
are adjusting their risk models to fossil fuel use far exceeds the cost
the reality of changing climate. There are basic truths—or ‘laws’ basic description. The only
uncertainty is the precise amount of switching away from them.
by which the earth will warm as
Cover Photo:
Myth: Climate Science is still too
© Lou Palangi Photography more carbon dioxide is released uncertain to take action at present.
into the atmosphere. Humans have
changed the composition of our Fact: There is NO uncertainty
atmosphere, beginning with the about the basic facts. While there
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Associate EDITOR will be severe. The longer we
Patrice Horspool Claire Vogel developing world.
avoid action, the more severe the impacts. And the change in
Most Common Myths
composition of the atmosphere
This basic understanding is not we cause will linger for hundreds
Jack Vogel Inquiries: new—it has been realized for of years.
a century. Despite this, many Climate Change Impacts
misconceptions persist about
climate change. Here are five of the Here are just a few of the most
GRAPHIC DESIGN DISTRIBUTION MANAGER most common: severe climate change impacts. We
Out of the Blue Eric Woodards already experience many of these.
Myth: Climate has always changed
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS (“Like ice ages; we are just Increasing severity and frequency
experiencing a natural cycle.”) of heat waves. Rising sea levels.
Jennifer Best, John J. Cannell, Guy Crabb, Kerrin Edmonds,
Stanley W. Horspool, Karyn Lutes, Rebecca Juretic, CS Perryess
More severe droughts punctuated
Fact: The speed at which humans by heavy downpours and floods.
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hazards, especially asthma. Melting the atmosphere and depositing
mountain glaciers and increased it safely in reservoirs and other
soil evaporation. Several possible geoengineering techniques would
abrupt and potentially catastrophic
“tipping points” may be crossed.
buy us time for longer-term climate
change mitigation. The Village Salon
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In addition to these environmental The U.S.’s overall annual emissions
impacts, social justice, equity, and rates are down in the last 10 years,
compassion in human relations owing mostly to vastly expanded

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segments of our population, technologies are also developing. look to City and State governments contribute to the solution. Every
whose carbon footprint is smaller What Must We Do? and forward-looking businesses to effort, no matter how small, can
than the more affluent among us. fill the void. The State of California help to preserve a livable planet for
As individuals and families, there
Of course, climate changes affect is a leader in this effort. Ultimately, our children, grandchildren, and
are many ways to reduce our carbon
far more than human beings. The a change in federal policy requires generations to come.
footprints. This is important---
combination of climate change, political involvement by citizens.
not just in and of itself--but as an
Ray Weymann is a retired astrophysicist living in
habitat destruction, and other example to others, by showing Humans, though responsible for Atascadero. His undergraduate degree is from
human activity is causing an them this can be done with very creating this problem, also have Caltech and PhD in Astrophysics from Princeton
University. Ray has served as Vice-President of the
alarming rate of loss of species. little inconvenience or net costs the capability, unique among all American Astronomical Society, and President of the
Life on our planet has, over over the long run. Here are just a life on our Earth, to solve it. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and was elected
to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and
vast geologic time, undergone few ways to reduce emissions: global nature and urgency of this the National Academy of Sciences. Learn more at
five major episodes of species problem may seem overwhelming,
extinction, but many ecologists are Weatherize your home (saving
now calling the present situation heating and cooling costs), install
the 6th major extinction. solar panels if possible (orientation
is important for morning fog-
A less commonly recognized impact prone areas); invest in low- or
of rising carbon dioxide levels in zero-emission vehicles; take the
our atmosphere is the absorption train instead of flying; cut down
of some of this CO2 by the oceans. or eliminate meat consumption,
This change in chemistry is referred especially beef; install LED lighting
to as “ocean acidification.” This, in in your house.
combination with warming oceans Designed for all ages
On the local level, San Luis Obispo
and pollution, is impacting critical
and Morro Bay joined forces with Filled with interactive
ocean food chains and causing
a group in Monterey County in a Hours science exhibits created
severe damage to coral reef
program called Community Choice
habitats for marine life. Thursday 1-4:30 pm to inspire and educate
Aggregation. These programs give
The Good News participating entities the option to Friday 1-4:30 pm including new exhibits!
Saturday 1-4:30 pm
generate or purchase a mix of low
Renewable energy is one of the Also offering Makers Club,
or zero emission electricity. Each Admission
most rapidly growing sources
household can choose what mix of Birthday parties,
of jobs in the U.S. and there are $3 Per Child (3-18)
electricity generation to purchase. $4 Per Adult LEGO club,
huge opportunities for technical
$3 Senior (65+)
advances in sequestration of CO2, We must realistically acknowledge LEGO NXT Robotics,
renewable energy generation, and that these actions by themselves Memberships Available and more!
especially energy storage. Carbon are not sufficient. This is a global Field Trips and Group
sequestration involves capture and problem and will require leadership Reservations can be
long-term storage of atmospheric on the part of the U.S. government, scheduled in Advance!
CO2. Removing carbon from in terms of example, diplomacy, and

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
July Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

The Summer Reading Program and shows that continue through

and San Luis Obispo County July. There will be classes for
Library Centennial Celebration teens, science programs for kids,
are in full swing at libraries movies, magic shows, live music,
throughout the county. On historical programs presented by
July 6th, many branches will be Hearst Castle, and much more.
hosting Centennial Parties with
If you’re participating in the
refreshments, family activities,
reading program, remember that
and more.
the deadline for turning in reading
Free summer events and family logs is July 27th. There are reading
programs will be happening at programs for all ages – including
one of your local County of SLO adults. Children and teens who
Libraries every day. Check out the read for five days (20 minutes a
event calendar at day) or read five books earn a
for times and locations or call “Library 100th Anniversary” bag
your local branch. full of goodies.
While you’re visiting our website, Reading five additional books will
take a look at the many free earn kids a free book to keep,
Summer Reading Program classes provided by the Foundation for
SLO Public Libraries. Remember healthy minds to healthy bodies,”
that reading in the summertime said Coordinating Librarian
helps to prevent the “summer for Youth Services, Margaret
slide” when kids can regress in Kensinger-Klopfer. “We are
reading skills during school break. proud to be able to offer this
very important necessity to the
Adults who complete the reading
youth in our community and to
challenge can be entered to win
give families another wonderful
a Zipline tour, a biplane ride, and
reason to spend their summer at
more. Join the Short and Sweet
the library.”
Adult Summer Reading Program
at Teens At The Library
Summer Lunch at the County of San Luis Obispo Public
Library Libraries are a great resource for
entertainment and education for
Continuing through July 27th is our
Teens age 13-18. Teens can access
Free Summer Lunch Program for
books, music, movies, and study
all kids age 18 and under. Lunches
resources at their local library
are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,
branch or online. Teens in seventh
and Thursdays at the following
grade and over are invited to take
part in our library teen volunteer
Nipomo Library, 12:00 - 12:45 pm program or other teen focused
San Luis Obispo Library, 11:00 am activities.
– 12:00 pm
The Summer Food Service Program is
Morro Bay Library, 12:30 - 1:30 pm provided by the United States Department of
Agriculture, administered in California by the
All lunches will meet the USDA California Department of Education. Lunch
nutritional guidelines and will be at the Library is a project of the California
Library Association, supported in whole or
served on a first come, first served in part by the California State Library with
basis. No registration is required. funds from the State of California.

“Providing free lunches to local Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
children during the summer break County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
months is a way we can connect

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Camps & Programs for Students entering K-12
Returning for Summer 2019: AQUATICS!
Swim Lessons, Gnarly Gnarwhals, Family Fun Swim
College for Kids, Jr College for Kids & STEM Camp
Summer Reading Programs, CyberCamp, Earth Treasures
Mission to Mars, Summer Jazz Workshop, and more!
Registration Now Open! Call 546-3132
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Aikido (The Art of Peace) is a perfect martial art for children, because it builds a
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Children practice in a friendly, supportive, coed atmosphere. Specially qualified

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Fun for everyone - no gymnastics experience necessary!

All levels Boys & Girls ages 4-13

June 10 - August 9
Camp 1 Shark Week
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Camp 3 Circus
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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
Did you hear the one about the Liberty Bell? It cracked me up!
What did one flag say to the other flag? Nothing. It just waved!

Dog Days What kind of tea did the colonists thirst for? Liberty!

July 4th
Word Search

Help the
dog find
his way home!

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
HEAT STRESS IN CHILDREN • Avoid Entrapment: Suction from
• Reduce the intensity of activities pool and spa drains can trap a child
that last 15 minutes or more underwater. Do not use a pool or
whenever high heat and humidity spa with broken or missing drain
reach critical levels. covers.
• At the beginning of strenuous • Large inflatable above-ground pools
exercise or after traveling to a are often exempt from local pool
warmer climate, the intensity and fencing requirements, although it
duration of exercise should be is essential that they be surrounded
FUN IN THE SUN or a bill facing forward, sunglasses by an appropriate fence. Children
(look for sunglasses that block 99- limited initially and then gradually
Babies under 6 months: increased over 10 to 14 days to may fall in if they lean against the
100% of ultraviolet rays), and cotton soft side.
• The AAP recommends that parents clothing with a tight weave. acclimatize to the heat.
avoid sun exposure and dress BUG SAFETY
• Stay in the shade whenever possible, • Before prolonged physical activity,
infants in lightweight long pants,
and limit sun exposure during peak the child should be well-hydrated. • Don’t use scented soap, perfume or
long-sleeved shirts, and brimmed hair spray on your child.
intensity hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. During activity, periodic drinking
hats that shade the neck. When
should be enforced, for example, • Avoid areas where insects nest
adequate clothing and shade are • On both sunny and cloudy days, use each 20 minutes, 5 oz of cool water or congregate, such as stagnant
not available, parents can apply a sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater to for a child weighing 90 lbs, and 9 oz water, uncovered foods, and flower
minimal amount of suncreen with protect against UVB and UVA rays. for an adolescent weighing 130 lbs, gardens.
at least 15 SPF (sun protection
• Be sure to apply enough sunscreen - even if the child is not thirsty. • Avoid dressing your child in clothing
factor) to small areas, such as the
infant’s face and the back of hands. about one ounce for a young adult. • Clothing should be lightweight and with bright colors or flowery prints
If an infant is sunburned, apply cold • Reapply sunscreen every two hours, limited to one layer of absorbent that can attract stinging insects like
compresses to affected areas. or after swimming or sweating. material to facilitate evaporation bees, wasps, and hornets.
of sweat. Replace sweat-saturated • To remove a visible stinger from
For All Other Children: • Use extra caution near water and clothing with dry clothes. skin, gently back it out by scraping
• The first, and best, line of defense sand (and even snow!) as they
• Games played in the heat should be horizontally with a credit card or
against the sun is covering up. reflect UV rays and may result in
shortened and more frequent water fingernail.
Wear a hat with a three-inch brim sunburn more quickly.
breaks should be instituted. • Combination sunscreen / insect
repellent products should be
avoided because sunscreen needs to
• Install a fence at least four-feet high be reapplied every two hours, but
around all four sides of the pool. The the insect repellent should not be
fence should not have openings or reapplied.
protrusions that a young child could
• Use insect repellents containing
use to get over, under, or through.
DEET when needed to prevent
• Make sure pool gates open out from insect-related diseases, such as
the pool, and self-close and self-latch Lyme Disease transmitted by ticks,
at a height children can’t reach. and mosquito-borne illnesses, such
• If the house serves as the fourth side as West Nile and Zika virus.
of a pool fence, install an alarm on
• The current CDC and AAP recom-
the exit door to the yard and the
mendation for children over 2
months of age is to use 10- 30
• Never leave children alone in or near percent DEET. Do not use DEET on
the pool or spa, even for a moment.
children under 2 months.
• Keep rescue equipment and a
• Ten percent DEET provides
telephone near the pool.
protection for ~ 2 hours; 30% for
• Avoid inflatable swimming aids
~ 5 hours. Choose the lowest
such as “floaties.” They are not a
concentration that will provide
substitute for approved life vests
and can give children a false sense of required length of coverage.
security. • Children should wash off repellents
• Children age 4 and older should be when back indoors.
taught to swim. Parents may choose • As an alternative to DEET,
to start swimming lessons before Picaridin has become available
age 4 if children are developmentally
in concentrations of 5-10%. Oil of
ready, but swim programs should
lemon eucalyptus has also been
never be seen as “drown proofing”
a child of any age. shown to be effective.
• Whenever infants or toddlers are in
or around water, an adult should be Reprinted with permission. © 2019
within arm’s length. American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Local History
Monterey Street by Guy Crabb

One of the most historic buildings and Bailey Department Store

in the city is the Sauer Building and The Attic. They occupied
at 848 Monterey Street. In the the building until the early 1980s.
1960s, a German named George Pier One Imports was a tenant in
Sauer (pronounced “Sour”) the 1990s, and the last occupant
moved to San Luis Obispo and before the doors to the building
started a grocery store and bakery were boarded up. The building
on Chorro Street. The Sauer family was vacant for many years, until
switched locations to Monterey the Copeland family restored it. family moved their business to and harness maker. He learned his
Street at the turn of the century. Currently, it is occupied by the 886 Monterey Street, there were skills in Boston and brought these
The whole community came to cafe Mint+Craft. other businesses at this location. skills to San Luis Obispo in 1862.
celebrate the new opening and to The Call Building was built in the
pledge their continued support of The Bello family opened up a store At the turn of the century, Mr.
at 886 Monterey Street in the mid- Latimer had a drug store there late 1800s, and at the turn of the
the most popular bakery in town. century Jeff Anderson occupied
It’s been said that people could 1940s. Their first store was Bello’s until the 1920s. In the early 1940s,
Auto and Home Supply, where S & K Liquor was the tenant at the ground level, offering men’s
smell the fragrance of fresh-baked clothing. Later, Mr. Anderson
bread for miles. people could buy some tires or a this location. If you go down
washer and dryer. Several years Monterey Street, you can see sold his clothing business and
The Sauer family was also known later, the business became known where the Bello’s building used to built the Anderson Hotel across
for treating their customers with as Bello’s Toys, which continued be next to the Call Building, which the street. The Call Building was
respect and trust. During the for about 15 years. is at the corner of Monterey and a major business building in town
Great Depression, store owner Morro Streets. and was occupied by doctors,
Artie Sauer was known for giving During the early 1970s, the family At one point, Monterey Street dentists, attorneys, and various
credit to his customers so they changed the name to Bello’s was packed with buildings from other professionals. Luckily,
could pay their bill at a later date. Sporting Goods. This was where Morro Street to Chorro Street. the owner of the Call Building,
These are the type of people who most of the high school kids came The parking lot that was next door Mr. Jack Feliciano, wanted to
made this community strong. The to buy their gym clothes. I think I to Bello’s actually has the address keep the building in his family
Sauer family ran the business until bought both junior high and high of 874 Monterey Street. In 1912, and completed the earthquake
1965, when the building stood school gym clothes here for all it housed a very large building retrofit to make the Call Building
vacant. During the 1970s, the of my daughters who graduated that was home to the San Luis one of the safest historic buildings
Sauer building contained Holser from SLO High. Before the Bello Theater. From 1919 to 1944, the in town.
Maino Automotive Garage and Another building that was saved
Sales called 874 Monterey Street from a bulldozer is the old Muzio
home. It was a long building and Building at 868 – 870 Monterey
was a very popular place to get Street. For many years, this
your automobile repaired. You building housed one of the most
could also buy a brand new car if popular sandwich shops in town.
you saved up around $900 to buy I remember the lines during lunch
the Chevy station wagon you had time in Muzio’s. The building itself
been looking at for a few years. was developed by Mr. Righetti
In 1940, gas was about 11 cents a and Mr. Headman and built by
gallon and the average cost of a J. Maino in 1912. The Muzio’s
home was around $4,000. Things grocery store was very popular
seem cheap compared to today’s with the area’s Swiss population.
prices, but the average yearly On Saturdays, local farmers would
wage then was around $2,000, so come to town and relax outside of
a $900 car was really a large sum the store and trade stories as their
of money during that time. wives shopped for supplies.
The Call Building at 888, 890, 894, Monterey Street was once just
898 Monterey Street is one site as important as (or even more
that is not owned by the Copeland important than) Higuera Street,
family, but rather is owned by the and we are all fortunate that we
Feliciano family. The Bladerunner can still enjoy some of its original
Salon is the main occupant of the historic ambience.
ground level of the Call Building
at this time. The Call Building was
Guy Crabb retired after teaching over 32 years,
named in honor of S. B. Call of most recently at Charles E. Teach Elementary
San Luis Obispo. He was born in School in San Luis Obispo. He was selected
as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Newport, New Hampshire in 1838. Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
Mr. Call was a highly skilled saddle at

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most etymologists disagree. Though shenanigans of a kinder and goofier
no one is really certain, the word nature. Tomfoolery, meaning foolish
shenanigans appears to have come trifling, appeared in English in 1812. It
from a Spanish word, charranada, came from the 1640s noun tom-fool,
which means trick or deceit. A small which meant a buffoon or clown.

CS Perryess dissenting group of etymologists

suggest shenanigans may have come Since the 1580s, English speakers

writes from a German word, schenigelei,

which refers to the peddler’s craft.
have been using the word frolic,
originally meaning making merry.

about words And an even smaller group of much-

maligned etymologists suggest the
The verb frolic came from an older
adjective meaning joyous or full of
word may have come from the Irish mirth, also spelled frolic. This earlier
CHILL, DUDE! start from scratch came from the word for fox, sionnach. meaning comes from a Proto-Indo-
world of sport. In a race, a starting European word meaning to hop.
Over the course of time, there’s been line was scratched into the soil. A Knavery is another word referring to
a lot of chilling going on. competitor starting the race with no a rogue’s deeds or actions. This noun Also in the 1580s, the noun horseplay
was born, meaning overly rough play.
The word chill came from the Old handicap started on that line, from appeared in the 1580s and was based
The term doesn’t actually refer to
English word ciele, which meant cold, scratch. on the much older word knave.
equine creatures, but refers instead
coolness, frost, or to freeze. Ciele’s The Proto-Indo-European word Knave’s root, cnafa, came from Old
English and originally was used to to a secondary meaning of horse,
source was the Proto-Indo-European root gerbh- is another part of our strong or coarse. Horseplay gave birth
root gel-, which gave birth to heaps language relating to scratching. describe a boy or male servant. But
by 1200, knave/cnafa picked up a to a related term in 1793, horsing (to
of modern English words. play excessive jokes on). And in 1928,
Back in the day, gerbh- was employed negative connotation and referred to
Given what some liquids do when when people wrote or drew by a rogue or rascal. The word knavery it gave rise to the phrase horsing
they cool down, it’s not much of a scratching on clay tablets. Eventually, was born of that connotation. around (to join in boisterous play).
stretch to see how a word meaning this gave birth to the Greek word In the 1590s, the verb caper was born.
to freeze could be the parent of gel, graphein, to write. We see graphein Hanky-panky is an 1841 word that
originally meant trickery. Though it It originally meant to playfully leap or
gelatin and Jello. Gelatin, meaning a today in tons of words: graph, jump. By 1600, one could cut capers,
clear, jelly-like substance, appeared photograph, biography, graffiti, and is not quite nailed down, it’s likely
that hanky-panky evolved from or dance in a frolicsome manner.
in 1713 after spending a couple of so on. After a century or three, we Caper later came to mean prank in
centuries in France as gélatine. Gel, an graduated from scratching things hoky-poky, which evolved from
hocus-pocus. Around 1939, hanky- 1840 and to mean crime in 1926. It
abbreviated form of gelatin, showed into clay, and we wrote or drew appears that caper came to English
up in English in 1899, meaning a using the graphite in pencils. panky picked up the meaning sexual
dalliance. from the Italian word capriolare, to
semi-solid substance. Jelly’s parent- jump in the air.
word also spent some time in France Artful scratching (originally Knavery, shenanigans and hanky-
(as gelee) before moving across the performed on those same clay panky can also be referred to with Another way to say prank or caper
channel to, well,  jell into the word tablets) gave us the word carve. the somewhat less-loaded word is the American-born noun, dido. It
we know. And in 1900, the Genesee antics, which came to English in 1520 appears in the idiom to cut didoes.
Pure Food Company started selling a Gerbh- was also applied to the walking and originally meant grotesque or
product called Jello. motion of some crustaceans, giving In 1709, the verb romp, meaning to
us crawdad, crab, and crayfish. Their comical gesture. Its root is the word play, sport, or frolic appeared. By
A Latin step-child of gel- also made method of locomotion, to claw one’s antico, which originally referred to 1734, romp was also used as a noun,
its way to England (through France) way, became the word crawl. And ancient, unearthed Roman murals meaning piece of lively play. In 1909,
in 1650 as glacial. And by 1744, the the word scrawl, to write untidily, which were seen to be strange and romp transformed to a word meaning
noun glacier was born. may have also come from the idea of bizarre. This word that has since small children’s overalls – rompers.
scratching provided by gerbh-. morphed to mean antique. Those readers of a particular age will
What happened to gel- on its way recall the children’s TV show, Romper
through German and Old English? It Even telegram, monogram and The 1809 verb skylark means to frolic
or play. The word skylarking was Room, which first aired in 1953.
became both cool and cold. hologram can be traced back to the
root gerbh-. And we have the word originally used to refer to the antics
Because water expands upon grammar because folks created of exuberant sailors playing in the Thanks to sources: Etymonline, Wordnik, Collins
freezing, gel- is the parent-word for rules and had to scratch them out rigging. Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, and the OED.
gelb-, to swell. And because a cow in writing. Even more unlikely, the
swells prior to giving birth, gelb- word glamour comes from this root, And the idiom monkey business was
is the parent-word of calf. If you, because magical spells needed to be born in 1883 to refer to questionable
like me, consider yourself a junior written out. shenanigans. Monkey business may
etymologist, here’s some 180-degree reflect the word monkey’s history,
irony. The term glacier claving (the SHENANIGANS as monkey came through Old French
breaking of ice chunks from the edge from the Arabic word maimun.
of a glacier) came from the above English speakers have many ways to Maimun meant both monkey and
word-child meaning to swell. suggest someone is up to no good. auspicious, as the sighting of an ape
was perceived to be unlucky – almost
START FROM SCRATCH A nefarious (or fun-loving) individual as unlucky as being the victim of
might engage in shenanigans. monkey business.
The idiom start from scratch first This word first appeared in 1855 in CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
appeared in 1918. Though we use California. My intuition tells me that TOMFOOLERY books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
foggy little town on California’s central coast.
the idiom today to refer to food shenanigans is likely a slur against the Find more at,
preparation or a rags-to-riches life, Irish (like so many other words), but Following are words used to chronicle or reach him at

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July 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 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
July is: international
1ST ZEPPELIN (1900) 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
UV Safety Month joke day(see pg 8) LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
Anti-Boredom Month 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
National Blueberry Month
National Hot Dog Month national Fried
chicken day
National Ice Cream Month
National Picnic Month
National Parks Month
National Recreation 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 LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
liberty bell AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
cracks dog days begin LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
(at J. Marshall’s funeral 1835) Pick blueberries day (ending on August 20)
macaroni day
teddy bear picnic national french
day fries day

national sugar
cookie day
cheer up
cow appreciation the lonely day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
apollo 11 lifts off 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
barn day (to the moon in 1969) AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
stick your tongue
out day moon day
(Astronauts land 1969)
ice cream soda day
chess day
first boeing 707
flew (in 1954) FULL MOON
disneyland opens world
(in 1955) listening 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: 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St

Thread the
needle day
(Celebration of Needle Crafts)

national junk
food day National summer amelia
leisure day earhart day
NATIONAL aunt & uncle 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
\ AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
beatrix potter’s AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
birthday (Born in 1866)
1st US Patent
Birthstone: Ruby LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
DAY issued (in 1790)

Flower: Larkspur

organization day

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

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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: 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:
• 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 S bandstand for sign: Senior Dancers. Dance,
doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille chat and listen to good music. No fees; no
Thornburg St. Browse many vendors with Institute, such as home management,
2nd & 4th SAT every month 12:00-4:00 antiques, fruits, vegetables, new and used dues; just fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@
pm: Railway Historical Museum at Santa traveling, and using talking library books.
items, and more! Cost: free. Contact: 258- Contact: 462-1225.
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone St, Santa 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
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 offers non-
profit holistic Waldorf education
student-parent-teacher partnerships
provide educational resources, a
mentor teacher, and eligibilty for
sports, clubs, and activities. Students

Central Coast
in Los Osos with part or full-time may qualify to enroll in community
preschool, and full-time kindergarten- college as well as secondary classes.
7th grade, and 1st-7th two-day Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
home school enrichment. Contact: or 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: 462-4238 lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or or
9810 or 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
Family Partnership Charter School. and federal laws. Contact: (800) 327-
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and
Santa Lucia School on 5 acres in Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or 5339 or
Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher
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 for
Parkfield Elementary School is a one-
Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal. Integrated curriculum founded on interaction and field trips: groups.
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 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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