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Distance In this new learning milieu, you

can help by monitoring your
children’s levels of interest and

Learning engagement in adapting to

their new schedule and at-home
materials. The simplest way to

at do this? Observation. Look at

your child’s eyes to see if they’re
following along with the screen.

Home Check if they’re taking notes

or zoning out. Ask questions at
the end of a lesson. While this
may require taking an hour off
by Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra
from work or stepping out for
an early lunch, it’s important to
confirm that your children are
TEN TIPS FOR ONLINE EDUCATION While parents are adjusting to this schoolwork is done satisfactorily,
indeed learning. If you find that
new scenario, it’s also important so that it can receive their
With COVID-19 causing wide- your child is not engaging with
to help kids stay focused on undivided attention. Apps,
spread school closures, children the lessons, don’t be afraid to
learning and avoid overuse of games, and messaging features
across the country are being given contact the school district or
games, social media, and videos. are fun, but they can also prove
alternate resources, some online, teachers to better explore the
With that in mind, here are ten distracting. It may not be an
to study outside of the classroom. issue. Sometimes, easily remedied
tips for families adjusting to the option for everybody, but ideally,
technical problems such as bad
Temporary solutions that are being new reality of learning at home. try to give your kids a dedicated
audio, poor connection, or an
devised for remote education device, such as a school laptop for
1. DIgITal QUaranTInE unhelpful camera angle can make
range from online classroom tools maximum online learning.
all the difference.
like Google Classroom, to Zoom Consider limiting your children’s
and podcasts by teachers. cell phones and tablets until their 2. mAKE sPACE FOR lEARNiNG 4. DIgITal rEcEss
Your children will achieve their Make sure that your children take
best work in a quiet, comfortable, plenty of breaks in order to get
and dedicated space devoted
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to learning. Ideally, this will be a from screens. Set alarms similar

Our goal is to connect Central Coast families with the resources they need to thrive! different set-up than where they to those they would encounter
normally play games or watch at school and encourage them to
EDITor assocIaTE EDITors television. get up, get some fresh air, go for a
Patrice Horspool Claire & Jack Vogel
Keep in mind that children will be walk or bike ride, or have a snack
in this space for hours each day. so that they are not sedentary for
Watch out for any orthopedic the entire day.
PhOtOGRAPhy aDvErTIsIng issues that may arise related to 5. FacETImE
Stanley Horspool CC F Inquiries: comfort and posture. In-person interaction is ideal for
For the correct seated posture kids, but until it’s safe for them
for children, the important thing to return to school, encourage
GRAPhiC DEsiGN DIsTrIBUTIon managEr is to not let them slouch or hunch your children to video chat or
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their backs. Encourage them to
FEaTUrE & conTrIBUTIng wrITErs maintain a straight back, and to
Jennifer Best, John J. Cannell, Guy Crabb, Kerrin Edmonds, lean on the backrest. They should
Stanley W. Horspool, Karyn Lutes, Rebecca Juretic, CS Perryess not be leaning over excessively or
have a rounded neck while they
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text message rather than simply their plans and help them develop
scrolling through social media. a written schedule not only for
You don’t want your children to the day, but for the week as a
feel socially isolated, but at the whole. Help them prioritize and THE VILLAGE SALON
same time, you want to protect learn to create goals, tasks, and
them from becoming wholly
reliant upon their devices. Sit your
deadlines, just like adults do when
they go to work. Tasks that may Stay Well
children down for face-to-face
not have been difficult for them
conversations about screen time. while attending school in person
In order to give them agency, can become more challenging
discuss how much time they think when learning from home, so it’s We are safely open!
is reasonable to spend online and important to reinforce boundaries
make a “contract,” committing to
goals for on-screen vs. off-screen
and offer incentives for healthy
behaviors. To avoid disruption,
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9. ThIs Is no vacaTIon
adverse impacts on young brains,
so it’s essential in these special Even though staying home from
circumstances to be extra careful school might feel like a holiday,
when it comes to the littlest ones. remind your kids that they’re not
As much as possible, parents on vacation. Assignments, grades,
should encourage print and book requirements, and tests like state
reading. If available, request exams, SATs, and ACTs aren’t
textbooks from your child’s school going away just because classes
along with other print materials have moved online.
in order to offset the amount of
online learning they will be doing. 10. Don’T ForgET To havE FUn

Studies show that remote Plan off-screen activities for the

education can be challenging whole family. Between school
for all ages, but especially young and work obligations, it’s rare for
kids, so do whatever you can parents and children to have this
and always err on the side of much time together, so turn it into
caution. Stimulate self-expression an opportunity for bonding. Write
by having discussions with secret predictions for a TV show
your children about what they that the whole family watches.
are doing, and also encourage Organize a tournament, family
creative writing and imaginative card games, charades, or chess,
story telling. or get outside for a hike or walk
together after school. Follow your
7. wE’rE all In ThIs TogEThEr community’s guidelines for safe
behavior and events, of course,
Remember that you’re not alone
but make sure you still find time
in this journey. Check in with other
for fun with your kids.
parents to see what they’ve found
effective or to ask if they need Without a doubt, this will be a
help. Share your concerns and challenging time for parents,
useful hints. If you need contact teachers, and children alike.
information for other parents or Studies show that screen time
resources, reach out to the PTA or can have both positive and
your child’s school. It is important adverse impacts on kids, and the
that we all work together as a shift to online education will only
community for the good of our increase your child’s time with
children and families. their devices.
yOUR PlAN Reprinted with permission. ©www.childrenand
Good planning can relieve stress Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra is the President of
for both students and parents. Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media
and Child Development. She can be reached at
Check in with your children about

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library voice
Check It Out:
October Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

sUmmER READiNG WRAP-UP at the Library Grant from the

California State Library.
We had a fantastic 2020 Online
Summer Reading Program and hisPANiC hERitAGE mONth
would like to thank the 1,617
kids, teens, and adults who Hispanic Heritage Month runs
participated! Together, you through October 15th and we
earned 354 badges by taking part have online programs and
in our original online programs, entertainment to celebrate!
such as classes, science programs,For fans of Super Stolie, we
and music concerts. These online are premiering new original
programs were made possible programs on YouTube, Instagram,
by the Foundation for San Luis and Facebook. Each show
Obispo County Public Libraries. includes stories, music, and a
fun interactive look into Latinx
Here are a few more statistics to culture. Be sure to check them
sum up this year’s program: out!

Our participants read 515,673 sPOOKy sCiENCE!

minutes, greatly exceeding our
reading goal. Starting in October, we will be
We gave out 47 prizes for all age hosting monthly interactive
groups, which included 15 bikes Science Online programs on Zoom
provided by the San Luis Obispo for school-aged children. Each
County Sheriff’s Office. session features a science-based
story and interactive experiment.
55 schools and 17 towns were Registration is required.
a part of this year’s Summer
Reading Program. The October 2nd event is at 10:30
We gave out over 8,000 crafts, am and has a Halloween theme:
maker kits, art supplies, books, The Mummy at Mystery Mansion.
and activities to local children We follow Frankie and Casey
through lunch distribution sites in as they visit their uncle for his
Oceano, Nipomo, San Luis Obispo, annual Halloween party, only to
Atascadero, and Shandon. This find out that a creepy Mummy Some say the house is haunted, themed “Dragons: return of
was funded through a Lunch has been scaring everyone away! but Frankie and Casey have a the ice sorceress” and will be
different idea. Join them on their on november 6th at 10:30 am. A
adventure to unravel the mystery long time ago, in a faraway world,
of the mummy! Along the way, two brave villagers go on a daring
you’ll explore some spooky and journey to save the kingdom from
exciting science concepts about the evil Ice Sorceress.
blackouts, mummification, and
more! When things don’t go as planned,
however, they need to look to
To register, go to: slolibrary. themselves (and to science!) for
org. Click on “Events” then find the answer. Don’t miss this fun
the event on our calendar. A fantasy adventure exploring the
Zoom link will be emailed to each science of dry ice!
participant prior to the program.
Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
Dragons anD IcE Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
The November Program will be

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HEAT EXHAUSTION: Excessive heat If you suspect that your pet may
can lead to sunburn, heat cramps, have heat stroke, take their
heat exhaustion and heat stroke. temperature rectally. If their
If someone has heat cramps in the temperature is above 105 degrees,
legs or abdomen, get them to a cool the animal down. The easiest
cooler place, have them rest, lightly way to do this is by using the
stretch the affected muscle, and water hose. Stop cooling the animal
replenish their fluids with a half a when their temperature reaches
glass (about 4 ounces) of cool water 103 degrees. Bring your pet to a
every 15 minutes. veterinarian as soon as possible, as
It’s hot out there and the soaring Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light- heat stroke can lead to severe organ
temperatures can be dangerous. The colored clothing. Avoid dark colors dysfunction and damage.
American Red Cross has steps people thaty absorb the sun’s rays. If someone is exhibiting signs of
can follow to help stay safe when it’s Slow down, stay indoors. Avoid heat exhaustion (cool, moist, pale
hot outside. strenuous exercise during the hottest or flushed skin, heavy sweating, Take the Red Cross Cat and
part of the day. Postpone outdoor headache, nausea, dizziness, Dog First Aid online course at
activities. weakness exhaustion), move them This
NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN to a cooler place, remove or loosen course provides pet owners and
YOUR VEHICLE. Use a buddy system when working in tight clothing and spray them with caregivers with step-by-step
excessive heat. Take frequent breaks water or apply cool, wet cloths or tips for what to do if a pet is choking,
if working outdoors. towels to the skin. Fan the person. has a wound, needs CPR or other
The inside temperature of a car can
very quickly reach 120 degrees. Check on family, friends, and If they are conscious, give small care.
Other heat safety steps include: neighbors without AC, who spend amounts of cool water to drink.
much time alone, or who are more Make sure the person drinks slowly.
likely to be affected by heat. Watch for changes in condition. If LEARN MORE SAFETY TIPS
Stay hydrated, drink plenty of fluids. If you don’t have air conditioning, they refuse water, vomit, or begin to
Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol. go to public spaces during the lose consciousness, call 9-1-1. The Red Cross has several more
Avoid extreme temperature changes. warmest part of the day. resources for people to learn
how to treat heat emergencies,

Signs include hot, red skin, which

may be dry or moist; changes Online and in-person training
in consciousness; vomiting and courses (
high body temperature. Call 9-1-1 takeaclass),
immediately if someone shows A free First Aid App and Pet First Aid
any signs of heat stroke. Move the App (www.redcrossorg/apps),
person to a cooler place. Quickly A First Aid Skill for Amazon Alexa-
cool the person’s body by immersing enabled devices.
them up to their neck in cold water if
possible. Otherwise, douse or spray
the person with cold water, or cover About the American Red Cross Central
the person with cold, wet towels or California Region: The American Red
bags of ice. Cross shelters, feeds and provides
emotional support to victims of disasters;
DON’T FORGET YOUR PETS. Check teaches many lifesaving skills; provides
on animals frequently to ensure international humanitarian aid; and
that they are not suffering from supports military members and their
the heat. Make sure they have families. The Red Cross is a charitable
plenty of shade and cool water. organization — not a government agency
Animals can suffer heat stroke, — and depends on volunteers and the
a common problem for pets in generosity of the American public to
warmer weather. Some signs of heat perform its mission.
stroke in your pet are:
Heavy panting and inability to calm The American Red Cross (ARC) Central
down, even when lying down. California Region provides services to the
Brick red gum color ten counties across Central California that
is home to more than 4 million people.
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Fun & games Jack’s Jokes
What is a witch’s favorite school subject? Spelling!

Find 7 Differences Between These Pictures When is it bad luck to meet a black cat? When you’re a mouse!

Who wins a skeleton beauty contest? No body!

Halloween Word Search

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

S1 8
6 4 5 3 9
U2 7 6
D 74 1 2 8
5 1 7
O 7 6 8 1
K 3 7 2
9 1 2 6 8 3
U 1 4
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for San Luis Obispo
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Family life
nce upon
a time
change Exhausted and overwhelmed from sleepless nights?
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by Kerrin Edmonds
slowly shifting your child’s nap more adjustment time. Switch
times and bedtimes. Start with 15 cold turkey! This rule also goes
november 1st is the big day! The have a little one that normally or 30 minute increments. If your for those who don’t get around
first Sunday in November means wakes at 6:00 am, they will now child normally takes a nap at 1:00 to readjusting a child’s schedule
that we change from Daylight be waking at 5:00 am! That is no pm, two or three days before the (I have done this many times
Saving Time back to Standard fun. time change, put him down at 1:15 myself). It might take a few days,
Time. It’s time to fall back (adjust
So, what can parents do to ease or 1:30 pm. If your child normally but your child will adjust!
clocks from 1:59 am to 1:00 am), their child’s transition to a new goes to bed at 7:00 pm, make
On Sunday evening, try your best
and enjoy more daylight in the sleep schedule? “Fall back” tends bedtime 7:15 or 7:30 pm. Then, by
to help your child make it to their
morning. to be a little tougher to manage the time Sunday comes around, it
normal bedtime. If he is utterly
than “spring forward,” but it will won’t be a huge change.
Before you had children, the time exhausted, it’s okay to let him fall
all come together. Your child will probably wake asleep 15-20 minutes early. Use
change wasn’t that big of a deal.
In fact, you probably loved the A couple of days before the time early on that Sunday morning, so your best judgment.
extra hour of sleep. But, if you change, you may want to start try and keep her in dim lighting Please remember that every child
for the first hour after waking, to
help her body clock reset. is different. Some kids take the
time change in stride, and others
We all have a circadian rhythm or take a few days to fully adjust.
body clock. The word circadian Just be patient, and it will all fall
means approximately 24 hours. back into place.
Our bodies go through a series
of changes each day at certain If you have a toddler, a sleep clock
times, including hormone (such as My Tot Clock) with time-
releases, temperature and heart set colored lights can be very
rate fluctuations, etc. We also helpful in letting her know when
have “sleepy awake” and “alert it is okay to get up for the day.
awake” stages. That is why Human bodies love routine, so if
parents concentrate on the timing you are consistent, your child’s
of naps and bedtime. When a internal sleep clock will ease
baby naps in tune with his body through the transition. Happy
clock, it allows him to fall asleep fall!
easier and benefit from a better
quality of sleep. A SAFETY REMINDER

Circadian rhythm is first and San Luis Obispo Fire Department

foremost set by light, and encourages people to replace the
secondarily set by routine batteries in their home smoke
activities during the day, such as detectors when they change
eating. If you do not adjust your their clocks because Daylight
child’s clock, the rhythms of the Saving Time changes provide a
sun and your daily activities (such convenient reminder.
as meals) will eventually reset her
A working smoke detector more
clock. than doubles your family’s chance
Before November 1st, do what of surviving a home fire.
you can to ease your child into
the new schedule. But as soon
as the time change has occurred Kerrin Edmonds is a Certified Infant & Child
Sleep Consultant, and the Founder of Meet you
and you change those clocks, no in Dreamland.

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Family life
Several animals are symbols of Haslam
Halloween, such as bats, black cats, • All New Crafts for Halloween by
owls, and spiders. The bat is a good Kathy Ross
luck omen in China and symbolizes • Fun-to-Make Crafts for Halloween
a long and happy life. But in olden edited by Tom Daning
times, people thought that the dead
came back in the form of a bat, and Good books for reading:
that bats indicated a presence of • The story of the Halloween Symbols
ghosts or spirits. Bats are nocturnal by Edna Barth
(only fly at night). When they sleep • The Story of Halloween by Carol
in the day, they drape their wings Greene
around their bodies like a cloak.
Adults might like:
The black cat is synonymous with • Halloween: 101 Frightfully Fun Ideas
by Steven Smith a witch flying on a broomstick. by Better Homes and Gardens
Some people believed that cats Books (Ideas for decorating
were liaisons between witches and pumpkins, goodies, decorations,
Fall is a magical time of year, especially Originally, the purpose for wearing a
the devil, and that witches could clever costumes, parties, spooky
October 31st. Kids love carving costume was to disguise oneself as
transform themselves into a black masks, how tos and instructions,
pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns and a formidable spirit to ward off other
cat. Since cats can see in the dark step-by-step directions on how to
dressing in costumes to go trick-or- harmful spirits. While scary costumes
and move silently, they seem to be a do things)
treating. Store windows are full of used to be the norm, today children
perfect creature for mystery. Owls, • The Big Book of Halloween by
ghosts, witches and ghouls, and scary dress up in all sorts of costumes. The
another nocturnal creature, have Laura Dover Doran
movies proliferate on television. Halloween Program Sourcebook has
been associated with death. The • You can Carve Fantastic Jack-O-
great ideas for kid’s costumes and
mournful “who who” sound of the Lanterns by Rhonda Massingham
The tradition of Halloween originated instructions on how to make them.
owl can be scary on a moonless night. Hart
from an old Celtic spirit festival,
Long ago, people believed owls • Scary Scenes for Halloween by Jill
which marked the beginning of If you’re on a budget, you can
could swoop down on Halloween Williams Grover
the Celtic New Year. In ancient make a number of costumes from
night and eat the souls of the dying. • Matthew Mead’s Monster Book of
days, this holiday was known as a white bed sheet. For more
“Samhain,” named after the Celtic ideas, check sites like: familyfun. Halloween by Matthew Mead.
Spiders are universally frightening,
Lord of the Dead. Families honored so it is no wonder that they have a
their ancestors’ spirits by offering kids-costumes, familycrafts.about. There are also many scary movies for
connection to Halloween. Spiders older children and adults.
gifts to Samhain. It was also a night com/cs/halloweentheme/a/091399. were thought to have supernatural
when ghosts and demons returned html, or • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
powers. One reason that spiders • Dracula
to the earth to make mischief. The halloween.html. might be viewed as diabolical is that
Celts donned masks and dressed in • Frankenstein
they have an ability to create a strong • The Mummy
costumes to disguise themselves and The Jack-O-Lantern originated from web of beautiful geometric designs
trick the spirits. Traditional Celtic an Irish tale about a man named • The Goonies (funnier than scary)
to catch their prey.
customs included pumpkin carving Stingy Jack, who was so bad he
and trick-or-treating. could not go to Heaven. In hell, he This Halloween, if you are home or
Get into the Halloween spirit by out and about, keep a watchful eye
played too many tricks. Since Jack reading books.
The early Roman Catholic Church had nowhere to go, he was forced to for Stingy Jack and his retinue of
Fantastic read-aloud books for ghouls. Enjoy a safe and happy family
named the holiday “Halloween,” wander through eternity. He owned younger children include:
which means “All Hallows’ Eve” – the a lantern, so the locals named him celebration!
• Zen Ghosts by Jon J. Muth
night before “All Saints’ Day.” The Jack-O-Lantern. In Ireland, people • Scared Silly by James Howe
name comes from the old English hollowed out turnips, carved scary • Trick or Treat by Bill Martin
Steven Smith is a resident of San Luis
Obispo and a graduate of CSU Long Beach
word “hallow” (meaning holy or faces into them, and set candles with a degree in Creative Writing. Steven
sacred) and the contraction of inside to scare away Stingy Jack. Some fun craft books for children: is a painter/muralist and freelance writer. His
“evening” to “e’en.” When the Irish came to America, • Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning
art can be viewed at
sloartiststevensmith. Contact Steven at:
they started using pumpkins. Ghosts: Spooky Fun by Marion
Today, Halloween carries on some of
the same traditions of long ago when Colors, symbols, and creatures,
kids decorated pumpkins, carved as well as traditions, legends,
Jack-O-Lanterns, bobbed for apples, and rituals all play a role in today’s
and wore costumes to trick-or-treat. Halloween. In ancient times, black
Following is more about some of the stood for death and night, and
traditions and legends surrounding orange stood for harvest and the fire
the Halloween celebration. used to keep demons away.

In old Ireland, people believed in Creatures associated with Halloween

ghosts. Irish farmers went to the include: witches; skeletons; ghosts;
homes of rich people and asked for goblins (known in France as mysterious
food. If they offered no food, the household spirits who like children and
farmers played tricks on them, often wine); werewolves, and vampires.
under the guise of ghostly mischief. The most famous vampire is Count
In the past, wealthy families would Dracula, modeled after Vlad the
give “soul cakes,” which were a III, Prince of Wallachia, from the
type of pastry. Today, the threat of Transylvania region of 15th century
“trick or treat” has become a friendly Romania. He was known for impaling
request for candy as kids dress up enemies on stakes, which earned him
and visit neighborhoods. the nickname Vlad the Impaler.

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local history Monterey Street is getting a makeover.
Buildings are being renovated and the
parking lots are being dug up.

Founding of Atascadero Buy your copy of Monterey/Marsh Sts

100 Year Book. Remember the past, as
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the Atascadero Rancho in San Luis in his oil and mining ventures, as
Obispo County for approximately well. With the sudden end of the
$1,000,000 acquired from various war and the world-wide depression
investors in St. Louis. Lewis indicates that followed, Lewis found himself
in his autobiography that when he heavily in debt. By 1922, his personal
Construction of the Rotunda Building at 6500 Palma Avenue in Atascadero 1914-1918
arrived in California in 1913, he had indebtedness had accumulated to
only $2,000, all of it being borrowed about $8,500,000. Whoa!
The founder of Atascadero, E.G. in the world. I wonder if Mr. Lewis money. Uh oh… are you getting a
Lewis, completed his autobiography was aware of another publisher bad feeling about this too? Let me Ultimately, in the summer of 1927,
while sitting in McNeil Island Federal named William R. Hearst. Everything continue. two U.S. indictments were brought
Prison in 1928. How do you like that sounds so wonderful, doesn’t it? He against Lewis for conspiracy to use
The forests were completely cleared the mail to defraud. In the first jury
for a great hook? Believe me, you’re soon purchased the “St. Louis Daily”
from the Rancho property, 3,000 trial, he was found guilty. In the
going to want to read the rest of this newspaper and bought up large
acres of orchards were planted, 100 second trial, Lewis acted as his own
article. Over years of research for tracts of vacant land just outside
miles of fine roads and streets were attorney due to lack of funds. On
three historical books on downtown of St. Louis. Lewis laid out a model
constructed, and approximately May 1, 1928, he arrived at McNeil
San Luis Obispo, I have made it a of the city and also built what he
$1,000,000 was spent on churches Island Federal Prison. He died at the
point to collect as many documents, claimed was the largest and finest
and schools. $3,000,000 was spent age of 65.
books, and other types of artifacts publishing facility in the world. He
on the building of private homes.
as I could. Several years ago, I was was fast becoming a very influential
All of this money was invested by After reading this, I leave it to my
perusing the shelves of Leon’s Used person.
Lewis’ followers. Then in 1914, World readers to decide whether E.G. Lewis
Book Store (I really miss Leon’s). Of
War I broke out. He suddenly found was a fraud or a friend, which actually
course, my favorite section was local Failing to get parcels post and a
that workers on private projects is the title of his autobiography…
history. Often I would find books at postal bank system adopted by
became scarce, and the cost of “E.G. Lewis—Fraud or Friend?” Isn’t
Leon’s that I had never seen before. Congress, Lewis organized a bank
labor and materials doubled. Soon the history of our county shocking
On these treasure hunts, every once called the People’s United States
construction and development came sometimes?
in a while I would find a treasure. Mail Bank (in competition with the
to a standstill, yet the bills continued
One day, I chanced upon a very thin U. S. Post Office) with $5,000,000
to mount up in the hundreds of
booklet. I pulled it out to find the he had acquired from investors. In
thousands of dollars until once again
autobiography of E.G. Lewis, the 1904, he began to have a conflict with
Lewis was heavily in debt. He then
founder of Atascadero. the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal
decided to go into the mining and oil
Service felt that his publications were
The entire booklet is just 30 pages being mailed at an incorrect postage
with only 11 of those pages being cost, and eventually denied him use Lewis had borrowed several million
written by Mr. Lewis. I have read of the Postal Service for distribution. dollars on his own personal notes
lots of information on some of our The battle raged for 7 years, during and bought a large number of mines
county founders, but this booklet which time Lewis was indicted by the and oil fields in Montana. He also
was fascinating. Edward Gardiner Postal Inspectors 14 times. He was in acquired 16,000 acres of leases in
Lewis was born in Connecticut, the and out of court fighting this battle oil fields in Wyoming, but soon after
son of an Episcopal clergyman. He against the Federal government abandoned them on advice from
attended private schools, a military until 1910, when he found himself “eminent geologists.” Next, after
academy, and then attended Trinity penniless. finding oil and mining a failure, Lewis
College in Connecticut at the age of contracted with the government
19. After 3 years, he quit college to go Lewis was not only ruined financially, to make enormous amounts of
into business and became a general but his health also began to fail dehydrated vegetables for the army.
salesman for a watch company. him. He decided to go to California He then built the largest dehydrating
Lewis was married at Biltmore in 1890 along with 3,500 mid-western and plant in the world (according to him)
to Mabel Wellington. He then moved eastern families who had agreed in Atascadero. Soon the war ended,
to Nashville, Tennessee, and started a to follow him to make their homes and the government cancelled all
business dealing in wholesale drugs. in a new community. The new city of their contracts for dehydrated Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
Lewis also began a publication, “The would be especially adapted to the products with Lewis, which once 32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
Women’s Magazine,” in 1901. At automobile, with small orchard again caused him to go broke. His selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
one point, he claimed to have the estates, residential sections, schools great plant was a total loss and he District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
largest circulation of any publication and businesses. In 1913, he purchased continued to incur heavy losses Reach him at

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Facewear II is a word with unknown origin,

and showed up in English in 1966, demon as the divine principle of verbs (meaning to unnerve)
The verb smile showed up introduced by American teens. or inward oracle, over time, the until 1935.
in English about 1300, from Interestingly, zit’s synonym, grandmothers of our modern
Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, or pimple, also has no confirmed word demon were translated to Spirit showed up in English in
possibly Middle Low German. linguistic source, though it’s words like idols, fiends, devils and the 1200s, meaning animating
It eclipsed smearcian, the Old been around singe 1400. Some hellknights, How different would principle in man and animals. It
English word for smile, forcing etymologists have suggested our world be today if demon had came from the Latin word spiritus,
smearcian’s unfortunate progeny pimple may have come from maintained its Socratic flavor, and meaning soul, courage, vigor, or
to become the unpleasant word, pipligende, an Old English word had been equated with that still breath, from the verb spirare,
smirk. Smile didn’t enter the meaning to have shingles. small voice within? which meant to breathe, to blow,
realm of nounliness until 1560, or to play the flute.
and all along it has meant exactly Demons If it gives you a chuckle, may you
the same thing. devilish and angelic hear some still small voices at By the 1300s, spirit also referred
your door the evening of October to supernatural beings, by 1610 it
Frown has been an English As All Hallow’s Eve comes closer… 31st. If you’d rather embrace picked up the meaning volatile
word since the early 1500s, and your inner curmudgeon, may the substance, by the 1670s it began to
came from the Old French word The word devil, has always little devils walk right past your mean strong alcoholic liquor, and
frognier, to frown, scowl, snort, referred to something bad – or place to spread their brand of joy by the 1690s spirit also meant the
or turn one’s nose up. It appears at least something dangerous. elsewhere. essential principle of something.
to have entered French from the Deofol was an Old English word
Gaulish word for nostril, frogna. meaning evil spirit, false god, or Ghostly Etymologies The Scots gave us the word
Frown became a noun in the diabolical person. It came from wraith. Its roots may be in the
1580s. Late Latin’s diabolus, a term used Old Norse word vorðr, meaning
both in Christianity and Judaism to It seems that this is the proper guardian, or the Gaelic word
Blush also entered the language mean Satan, accuser or slanderer. season to consider some ghostly arrach, meaning apparition or
as a verb, appearing in the mid- By 1600, English speakers had etymologies. spirit. Even as I type, intrepid
1300s, from the Old English word added the meaning clever rogue, and dedicated etymologists are
blyscan, to glow, blush, or become as in “you devil, you.” By 1835 in Ghost was spelled gast in Old duking it out over wraith’s true
red. Blush is related to a Germanic American English the word devil English, and meant soul, spirit, life, origin.
word for torch, a Danish word for also referred to sand spouts and breath, angel or demon (yes, both
blaze, and a Proto-Indo-European dust storms. good and bad spirits). It made it to
English through various Germanic My thanks to sources: the OED, Etymonline.
word meaning to shine, flash or com, and Wordnik.
burn, which is the grandmother of Demon, on the other hand, went languages, all beginning with
the word bleach. In the mid 1300s, from good to bad over time. the Proto-Indo-European root
the noun form of blush meant a Demon entered English as early gheis-, to be excited, amazed or
look or glance. This understanding as 1200. It came from the Latin frightened.
of the word shows up today in word daemon, meaning spirit.
the phrase, at first blush. It wasn’t
The Latin came from the Greek, Spook showed up in the language
until the 1590s that these two daimon, which meant deity, divine in 1801 from the Dutch word,
noun meanings of blush started power, lesser god, guiding spirit, spooc, meaning spook or ghost.
competing, with the redness in tutelary deity, or souls of the dead. Its sister words include: from
the face meaning quickly eclipsing Daimon also had an intriguing Danish, spØg, meaning joke, from
the look or glance meaning. By secondary meaning: one’s genius, German, spuk, meaning ghost or
1818, the noun blush became lot, or fortune. The Greek and apparition, from Swedish spoc,
something one could apply Latin meanings are a far cry from meaning scarecrow. It may have
manually to one’s face. demon’s negative meaning today. relatives in Lithuanian, Lettish, and
This “demonizing” of the word Prussian, where the root words in CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
Reader S.K. Figler asked about demon occurred about the time of question meant respectively to books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
foggy little town on California’s central coast.
the origin of zit (along with some the establishment of Christianity. shine, dragon or witch, and spark. Find more at,
arguably less judicious terms). Zit Though Socrates wrote of his Spook didn’t move into the world or reach him at

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Harvest Land
Free Family Fun! SAT, October 31
4:00 - 9:00 pm
Drive Through 1480 Santa Ysabel Ave
Lighted Halloween Los Osos, CA 93402

Visit us at:

Safe fun for all ages (no scary displays), including

free candy, giveaways, hot dogs and chips!
This event is free to everyone.
Enjoy a wonderful family evening to ring in the fall season!
Call 528-0391 with questions Donations Accepted

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October 2020 Free Ongoing Events
2 3
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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk 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 Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
October is: LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT,
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
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
Adopt-a-Shelter-Animal Month Birthstone: Opal LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
Computer Learning Month WORLD 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Family History Month VEGETARIAN
National Apple Month Flower: Calendula/Marigold DAY
National Clock Month TECHIES DAY
FUll moon
National Roller Skating Month NAME YOUR LOOK AT LEAVES DAY
Polish American History Month CAR DAY
National Stamp Collecting 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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk 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
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
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

(in 1889)

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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk 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
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
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
PEOPLE’S DAY (honoring Jupiter Hammon, 1st
DICTIONARY DAY African-American published poet)
FREE DAY nEw moon

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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk 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
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
THOMAS EDISON 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
LIGHT (in 1879)



(Born in 1931) AWARENESS 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
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk 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
DOC BURNSTEIN’S READING LAB 3:00-6:00pm Pismo Beach Pier 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG \ LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
MOTHER-IN-LAW’S 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
BIRTHDAY (Born in 1881)
(In 1863) STATUE OF LIBERTY’S FUll moon
(gift from France in 1886)

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safety especially with cough or fever. when parents set an example by
washing their own hands well and

Coronavirus in Babies & Kids Doctors in the U.S. and the U.K. frequently.
have noted that a small number
of children between ages 2 and 15 If your child refuses to wash their
by Aaron Milstone, M.D., M.H.S. have experienced a condition called hands, it may help to motivate them
pediatric inflammatory multisystem with a small reward, such as a sticker.
With all of the sobering news about breath is more likely to be seen in syndrome, or PIMS. Some, but not In any case, recognize all efforts in
the new coronavirus and COVID-19, adults. Children can have pneumonia, all, of the children with PIMS had washing their hands.
the disease the virus causes, worried with or without obvious symptoms. tests showing they had exposure
moms and dads can generally feel They can also experience sore throat, to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus If soap and water are not available,
better about one detail: At present, excessive fatigue or diarrhea. that causes COVID-19. Doctors are the next best option is approved
the disease seems to be much milder urgently trying to determine if and hand sanitizer containing at least 60%
in babies and children. However, However, serious illness in children
how PIMS and COVID-19 are related. alcohol.
it’s important to understand recent with COVID-19 is possible, and
reports about pediatric inflammatory parents should stay alert if their child Other Prevention Tips for Families
PIMS can cause inflammation of the
multisystem syndrome, or PIMS, is diagnosed with, or shows signs
blood vessels throughout the body.
a very rare condition that might of, the disease. In the study, 10% Cough and sneeze with care.
The inflammation can limit blood
be related to exposure to the of infants with a positive COVID-19 Encourage everyone in the family
flow, damaging the heart and other
coronavirus. test became critically ill. Severe to cough and sneeze into tissues,
organs. PIMS has features in common
illness rates were lower in older instead of hands. Throw away used
with toxic shock syndrome and
Generally, COVID-19 symptoms are children, but there were rare cases of tissues and wash hands after each
Kawasaki disease. Certain symptoms
milder in children than in adults. In a children in each age group requiring time.
may mean an inflammatory problem.
recent study published in Pediatrics hospitalization, and one 14-year-old
Look out for: abdominal (belly) pain,
of COVID-19, 90% of those who who died. Keep hands off faces. Parents should
vomiting and diarrhea, a red rash,
tested positive for the disease had remind children to avoid touching
red, cracked lips, red eyes, high fever,
mild symptoms, or none at all. It’s important to follow guidelines their face as much as possible. It can
swollen glands on one or both sides
if you think your child is sick with help if kids carry a toy that will keep
of neck, and swollen hands or feet.
Fever and cough are common COVID-19. Caretakers should their hands busy, but parents should
COVID-19 symptoms among both trust their instincts and contact wash those toys regularly.
PIMS, like Kawasaki disease, is very
adults and children; shortness of a pediatrician if a child seems ill,
rare. But if your child has these
symptoms, call your doctor. PIMS may Keep things clean. Wipe down toys
be treated with a plasma transfusion and surfaces your child touches
to reduce the inflammation and regularly, especially when traveling
protect the heart and other organs or when near a person who is sick.
from possibly lasting damage. Clean surfaces at home and store
cleaners in cabinets that are either
Immediately contact urgent care too high for your child to reach or
if you notice these symptoms in a are secured with childproof cabinet
child: difficulty breathing or catching locks.
breath, inability to keep down
liquids, new confusion or inability to Address anxiety and stress. Talking
awaken, or bluish lips. things over as a family can help
identify specific fears and clarify
Children are exposed to COVID-19 facts. It also helps for families to
when virus contacts their eyes, discuss a plan in case someone gets
nose, mouth or lungs. The best way sick, or if something else happens
to prevent children from getting that interrupts the normal routine.
COVID-19 is to avoid exposure; avoid
people outside of your isolation pod. Children will look to you when
deciding how to feel about COVID-19.
Teach kids to wash their hands If you feel calm and prepared, they
regularly, with soap and warm water, are likely to feel similarly.
for at least 20 seconds. Help them
keep track of time by singing the ABC
Aaron Milstone is an Associate Hospital
song, which takes about 20 seconds Epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital
to finish. Kids should wash their and professor of pediatrics at the Johns
hands after using the bathroom, Hopkins University School of Medicine.
sneezing, coughing, or blowing their
nose, before eating (even snacks), Reprinted with permission. © 2020
and immediately after coming inside The Johns Hopkins University, www.
from outdoors. It is most influential

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Aikido (The Art of Peace) is a perfect martial art for children, because it builds a strong sense
of inner strength, focus, and self-confidence.

Children practice in a friendly, supportive, coed atmosphere. Specially qualified instructors

use games, techniques, and tumbling exercises to teach children how to defend
themselves without hurting others.

Unlike traditional combative arts, Aikido teaches children how not to fight, and helps them
learn to deal with difficult and stressful situations in a relaxed, assertive manner.

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

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local resources
2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: PAWS TO am: Santa Maria Parks & Rec Dept offers free Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo
READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades docent-led nature walks in Los Flores Ranch, Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St,
Ave. Come share your stories with an adoring 6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: free. Ste 2, Nipomo. Toys for kids with all types
listener. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. Contact: 925-0951. of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone? avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS TO READ at 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
Concerned for someone you care about?
Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Read to Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos
a dog who loves to listen to children. Cost: Community Church, Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. Every TUE 5:30-6:30 pm: Citizenship Classes
free. Contact: 528-1862. Free support for caregivers helping with at SLO County Library, 995 Palm St, SLO.
long-term illness, memory loss, dementia, All classes are bilingual, with all materials
Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family Funday at
and Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484. covered in 8 classes. No registration required.
Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd, San
Suicide Prevention Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio to play family- Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain Cost: free. Contact: or 781-4187.
Mental Health and friendly games and drums! Cost: free. Food Independent Despite Vision Loss at Santa Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
Emotional Support and craft beer available for sale. Contact: Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways of Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left of the
Free or 242-8372. doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille bandstand for sign: Dancers. Dance, chat and
Confidential Institute, such as home management, listen to good music. No fees; no dues; just
24 hours of every day
Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Bird Flea
traveling, and using talking library books. fun! Contact: 489-5481 or
Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association
Contact: 462-1225.
Thornburg St. Browse vendors with antiques, Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County
fruits, vegetables, new and used items, and 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm: MOPS has an ongoing and urgent need for volunteer
2nd & 4th SAT every month 12:00-4:00 more! Cost: free. Contact: 258-1765. (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet at Pacific tutors and offers free training in SLO. Contact:
pm: Railway Historical Museum at Santa Christian Church, 3435 Santa Maria Way, 541-4219 or
Every FRI 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Zen Doodle
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone St, Santa Santa Maria. Childcare is provided. Contact:
Adult Coloring Book Group at Art Center 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission
Maria. This bimonthly opening features 934-3491 or
Morro Bay, 835 Main St. Relax and unwind on the Status of Women meets at Coast
a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, railroad
with the new adult coloring books. Cost: free. Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-5:30 pm: National Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This
artifacts, interpretive exhibits, vintage rolling
Contact: or 772-2504. Teen Wellness Program at Arroyo Grande advisory group to SLO County Board of
stock, and a diorama to explore. Cost: free.
EOC Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand Supervisors identifies issues of concern to
Contact: 714-4927. Every MON 2:00-5:00 pm: Historic Tour of
Ave. Health services, including reproductive women not the focus of other advocacy or
Architecture at Monday Club, 1815 Monterey
Every TUE & THU: Youth Aikido Classes at health, in a safe environment to screen, advisory organizations. Contact: 788-3406.
St, SLO. Cost: free. Contact: themondayclub
Budo Ryu, 3536 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. assess, and provide intervention. Appts or 541-0594. Morro Bay Museum of Natural History
Kids have fun, stay fit, make friends, gain life preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
skills, and learn to deal with bullies without Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes Music & Adventures With Nature & Mind Walks
1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Senior schedule is at:
becoming one. Aiki-Mites (age 4-6) class Movement at Music Motive, 3440 S Higuera
Health Screening at First United Methodist
is 3:00 pm TUE. Aiki-Kids (age 7-12) TUE & St #130, SLO. This parent participation Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens
Church, 275 N Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande.
THU at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration only. Cost: program for ages 1-5 includes activities based offers free services: Senior Connection to
Free and low-cost services for ages 50
$50-75/mo. Contact: 544-8866 or www. on music psychology and child development. connect callers with local resources; one on
and older: blood pressure, pulse, weight, Cost: $80 per mo. Contact: 543-0377. one Medicare help, referrals for long term
cholesterol, screening for anemia and
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing With 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: Book Group diabetes, nutritional counseling, and medical care, and help with billing and appeals; Vial
Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. at Cayucos Library, 310 B St. Join other referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827. of Life kits with medical info for emergency
Pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation readers to discuss whatever you’re reading responders; a Senior Resource Directory for
1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Disabled SLO and SB counties, and more. Contact: 925-
consultant Andrea Herron answers questions and to discover, ponder, and share insights
American Veterans luncheon at Veterans 9554 or
about feeding, crying, and sleep for babies about what others are reading. Cost: free.
Memorial Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria.
0-10 months. Dads are always welcome! Call Contact: 995-3846. Hospice of SLO County provides free grief
Contact: 345-0402.
to reserve a spot. Contact: 543-6988. Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Club counseling, individual and family support,
Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Support counseling, crisis intervention, and wellness
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00-4:00 pm: meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa St, 1 block
Group at New Life Church, 990 James Way, education to those with a life-limiting illness,
Basic Safety Class at SLO MakerSpace, 81 S W of Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. All ages.
Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Offered by Hospice of their families, and the bereaved in SLO and
Higuera St, Ste 160 & 180, San Luis Obispo. Get Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or
SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266 or Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
acquainted with the space and equipment Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO Chess
before using the facility. See website for Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family Volunteer as a Good Neighbor! Make a
Club meets at the big board on Morro Bay
dates and classes. Cost: free for Members Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior Center, difference in the life of an older or disabled
Embarcadero at west end of Morro Bay Blvd
and all SLO County Library cardholders. 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750. adult. Training is monthly at Wilshire
(down the stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 441-
Contact: 439-2727 or 7210 or 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to Community Services, 285 South St, Ste J, SLO.
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche League Survive Divorce seminar at SLO Women’s Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm:
Mother Support Meetings in North Co, SLO, Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art!
Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes at Twin
AG and SM. Breastfeeding and parenting Tips for handling family law issues. Cost: $10. Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission Plaza) or
Cities Community Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas
support and information offered. Cost: free. Contact: 544-9313 to register. email for information
Rd, Templeton. This six-series class includes
Contact: 242-2294 or lecture, hands-on demos, and technique RISE offers: weekly drop-In support groups about multiple volunteer opportunities.
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Legal Clinic practice. Cost: free. Contact: 434-4654. for sexual assault survivors; 24 hour crisis
San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers health
in 3rd Floor Atrium of Courthouse Annex, line; advocacy; peer counseling; prevention,
2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm: screening, legal services, meals, exercise,
1035 Palm St, San Luis Obispo and Paso empowerment and education. Contact: 545-
Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities bridge, and bingo at 1445 Santa Rosa St.
Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm 112. Get 8888 or
Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Rd, Contact: 781-7306.
help with divorce, child and spousal support, Templeton. Learn about practical aspects Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A PET at
domestic violence, guardianship, civil Central Coast Astronomical Society sponsors
of feeding your newborn from a Lactation Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Paso Robles. Cats
harassment, and name or gender change. a Dark Sky Star Party every month at sunset.
Consultant. Cost: free. Contact: 239-4443. from NCHS and dogs from Short n’ Sweet
CCAS sponsors guest speakers and public
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce & Child Dog Rescue. Contact: 466-5403.
Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 11:00 education programs. Find the CCAS event
Support Workshops at SLO Court Support am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station Interactive Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00-5:00 pm: calendar, location and weather condition
Services, 1120 Mill St, Ste A, San Luis Obispo Science Center welcomes families at 867 Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library-Jack’s updates, and local resources at: www.
and Paso Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $2-3. Helping Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics, 21
Paso Robles. Help for divorce, child support, Contact: 473-1421 or Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo. Traditional
custody and visitation orders. Overview of San Luis Coastal Adult School’s Parent
and adaptive toys for children with all types
legal process followed by form prep and 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm: Grief Participation Program offers Core Parenting
of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
questions. Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. Support Group at Central Coast Hospice, 253 and Enrichment classes at centers in San Luis
available. Cost: free! Contact: 547-1914 or
Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis Obispo. Free for Obispo, Morro Bay, and Los Osos. Parent and
1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm: FAMILY
anyone suffering the loss of a loved one who child activity classes, individual peer support,
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades is in need of support. Contact: 540-6020. Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm: and education for parents and caregivers.
Ave. Enjoy popcorn and a G/PG movie. Call for Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s
2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV at 9:00 Contact: 549-1222 or
title. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862.

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