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Central Coast December 2020


Child Development ........ 2

Library Services .............. 4

Wellness ......................... 4

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

Safety ............................ 10

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

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

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

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

Toy Safety / Library Services & Kits / Prematurity Awareness / Swaddling Safety

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Child Development
December is
Safe Toy & Gift Month!
Skates, tricycles, toy trucks and inspectors, and others, it is
cars, wagons and balls are among impossible to examine every toy.
children’s favorite playthings. But it is possible for parents and
But in one year, according to other relatives to check every
U.S. Consumer Product Safety new toy they buy and every old
Commission estimates, there toy around the house for possible
were 150,000 toy-related injuries hazards. • Buy toys that suit a child’s age, toys for rust and weak or
serious enough to require hospital interest, and abilities. Avoid sharp parts that could become
The following suggestions can hazardous.
emergency room treatment. toys that are too complex for
help you keep play time a safe,
Falls are the most frequent kind of young children. Many toys • Teach children to put their toys
fun time.
accident, but many serious injuries have a suggested age range to away so the toys do not get
result from children swallowing SELECT TOYS WITH CARE help you choose toys that are broken and so that no one trips
small parts or placing tiny toys in appealing as well as safe. and falls on them.
• Choose carefully. Look for good
noses or ears, from exploding gas- • Be a label reader. Look for • Toy boxes, too, should be
design and quality construction
powered toys, from flammable safety information such as “Not checked for safety. A toy chest
in the toys you buy.
products, and from sharp edges. recommended for children should have a lightweight lid
Each year, some 5,000 new toys • Watch out for any toys that under 3 years of age,” or “non- that can be opened easily from
enter the market-place. The have sharp edges, small parts, toxic” on toys likely to end up within. For extra safety, be sure
holiday season finds over 150,000 or sharp points. Avoid toys that in little mouths, or “washable/ there are ventilation holes.
different kinds of toys for sale produce extremely loud noises hygenic materials” on stuffed Watch for sharp edges that
in approximately one million that can damage hearing, and toys and dolls. could cut and hinges that could
stores. Despite the efforts of propelled objects that can injure • Check with parents before you pinch. Attach rubber bumpers
manufacturers, retailers, safety the eyes. buy a child a toy that requires to the front corners of a toy
close supervision - electrically chest so little fingers won’t be
operated toys, shooting toys caught by a slammed lid.
and games, chemistry sets, and
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children to see favorite toys and
access to toys intended for
easily return them to the shelf
EDITOR Associate EDITORS older children once the toy has
after play. Be sure the shelf is
Patrice Horspool Claire & Jack Vogel been brought into the home.
sturdy and won’t tip over if the • Look for the UL (Underwriters child climbs on it.
Laboratories) seal on electrical
PHOTOGRAPHy ADVERTISING toys. It indicates the electrical
Stanley Horspool CC F Inquiries: parts have been safety tested.
• Check the instructions and
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Eric Woodards explain to your child how to use
the toy.
FEATURE & CONTRIBUTING WRITERS • Always try to supervise children
Jennifer Best, John J. Cannell, Guy Crabb, Kerrin Edmonds, while they play. Learn to spot
Stanley W. Horspool, Karyn Lutes, Rebecca Juretic, CS Perryess “an accident about to happen.”
• Check toys periodically for
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Child Development
SEVEN TOY DANGERS noise above a certain level:
1. Sharp edges: Toys made of “WARNING - Do not fire closer
brittle plastic or glass can break than 1 foot to the ear. Do not
easily, exposing sharp points use indoors.”
and edges. Wooden, metal, 4. Sharp points: Broken toys can
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and plastic toys sometimes expose dangerous prongs and
have sharp edges due to poor
knife-sharp points. Pins and
staples on dolls’ clothes, hair,
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2. Small parts: Tiny toys and toys and accessories can easily
with small, removable parts puncture an unsuspecting
child. Even a teddy bear or
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can be swallowed or become
lodged in a child’s windpipe, stuffed toy can be assembled
ears, or nose. The squeakers with wires that can cut or stab. Give Beauty! Gift Certificates Available
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5. Propelled objects: Projectiles
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never be permitted to play with
swallowed or inhaled.
adult lawn darts or other hobby
3. Loud noises: Toy caps and some or sporting equipment with
noise-making guns and other sharp points. Arrows or darts
6. Electric toys: Electric toys that of eight. Children should be
toys can reach noise levels that used by children should have
are improperly constructed, taught to use electric toys
can damage hearing. The law soft cork tips, rubber suction
wired, or misused can shock cautiously and under adult
requires the following label cups or other protective tips to
or burn. Electric toys must supervision.
on boxes of caps producing prevent injury.
meet mandatory requirements
for the maximum surface 7. Wrong toy for the wrong age:
temperature, electrical wiring, Toys that may be safe for older
and prominent warning labels. children can be extremely
Electric toys with any heating dangerous in the hands of little
elements are recommended ones. Check package labels for
only for children over the age recommended age range.

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
December Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

Teen Author Exclusive star. Two curious kids venture into

the forest to investigate and find
We are hosting another exclusive themselves mixed up with visitors
live Book Club event for teens from another planet! Pursued by
and adults on Tuesday, December a crazy space scientist, they must
1st at 4:00 pm. This time, we rescue the aliens and get them
are featuring the author of The back to their spaceship — before
Dark Tide, Alicia Jasinska. Go to it’s too late! and find the event
on our Event Calendar to register Buckle up for an action-packed,
and we will send you the event out-of-this-world adventure
link the day before the program. that explores science concepts
The Dark Tide is a gripping, dark like pressure, energy transfer,
LGBT young adult fantasy about chemical reactions and more.
two girls who must choose
between saving themselves, each Library Holiday Spectacular
other, or their sinking island. Premieres December 4th

Science Online Be sure to log on to the Library

Is Out of this World! YouTube Channel for a special
holiday treat! In addition to
Our third Science Online Program storytimes and other great
is happening December 4 from videos, we will have a Winter
10:30 to 11:10am. This time, Holiday Spectacular premiering
the theme is Aliens: Escape December 4th. This 40-minute
from Earth. The program is for festive program will celebrate the
school-aged kids and requires spirit and wonder of the season
registration. Go to with classic carols and Holiday
and find the event on our Event traditions.
Calendar. We will send you a link
to the event the day prior to the The show is best for Pre-K through
program. early elementary-aged children,
and will include fun sing-alongs,
During a midnight meteor shower, number countdowns, spelling
something mysterious falls from activities, jingle bells, character
the sky — but it’s not a shooting role-play and Holiday baking to encourage at-home participation When you drop by your local
in traditions and activities that library branch this December,
define the Holiday season. be sure to pick up your Grab &
Go Craft kit! We have special
Kits for Kids holiday-themed crafts – and some
In the past few weeks, the SLO branches even have activities for
County Library has supplied 2,000 adults! For example, the Arroyo
STEAM and art kits to San Luis Grande Library will be giving
Obispo County kids receiving free out Holiday Elf Kits for kids and
lunches through their schools. Cornstarch Dough Ornament Kits
These kits include free books, for adults, while supplies last. The
library information and other kits contain everything you need
enrichment materials. A big thank to make a simple and fun project
you to California State Library for at home.
a grant which made this program
Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
possible. Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
Holiday Craft Kits

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Prematurity Awareness



December is National Prematurity The other known risk factors are: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 5:00 PM
Awareness Month. Nearly a half carrying more than one baby (twins,
million babies in the United States triplets, or more); problems with
—that’s 1 out of every 9—are born the uterus or cervix; chronic health
premature each year. It is a birth problems in the mother, such as
that occurs at least three weeks high blood pressure, diabetes,
before a baby’s due date. It is and clotting disorders; certain
also known as preterm birth (or infections during pregnancy;
less than 37 weeks—full term is cigarette smoking; alcohol use, or
40 weeks). Important growth and
illicit drug use during pregnancy.
development occur throughout
pregnancy—especially in the final Premature Birth: What to Know -
months and weeks.
Doctors sometimes need to deliver
The earlier a baby is born, the more a baby early because of concerns
severe his or her health problems for the health of the mother or
are likely to be. Although babies the baby. An early delivery should
born very preterm are a small only be considered when there
percentage of all births, these very is a medical reason to do so. If a high blood pressure or diabetes; a menstrual period, and abdominal
preterm infants account for a large pregnant woman is healthy and the healthy diet and prenatal vitamins cramps with or without diarrhea.
proportion of infant deaths. More pregnancy is progressing well, it is (taking 400 micrograms of folic
infants die from preterm-related best to let the baby come naturally, acid daily before and during early Birth is a complex and wonderful
problems than from any other single in its own time. pregnancy); concerns about process. Fortunately, the outcome
cause. Some premature babies pregnancy and warning signs or for most women is a full term,
require special care and spend Although most babies born just a symptoms of preterm labor; use healthy baby. More research still
weeks or months hospitalized in a few weeks early do well and have of 17 alpha hydroxyprogesterone is needed to understand the risk
neonatal intensive care unit. Those no unusual issues, some do have caproate if you had a previous factors for premature birth, such
who survive may face lifelong more health problems than full preterm birth, and breastfeeding as how family history, genetics,
problems such as: intellectual term babies. For example, a baby (breast milk is the best food for infections, race and ethnicity,
disabilities; cerebral palsy; breathing born at 35 weeks is more likely to babies, whether they are born early nutrition, and environment may
and respiratory problems; visual have jaundice, breathing problems, or at term). work together to put some women
problems (including retinopathy at greater risk for a premature
and a longer hospital stay.
of prematurity); hearing loss, and Warning Signs of Preterm Labor - In delivery.
digestive problems. What Can I Do? There are things most cases, preterm labor begins
Risk Factors - Even if a woman that women can do to improve unexpectedly and with no known For more Information on premature
does everything “right” during their health, lower the risk of having cause. It’s important to seek care birth, go to:
pregnancy, she still can have a a premature baby, and help their if you think you might be having
premature baby. There are some baby stay healthy. These include: preterm labor, because your doctor
may be able to help. maternalinfanthealth/Preterm
known risk factors for premature Birth.htm
birth. For example, one risk factor Avoid smoking, alcohol, and drugs.
is having a previous preterm birth. The warning signs are: contractions
Additionally, although most black See your health care provider for a (the abdomen tightens like a fist)
women give birth at term, on medical checkup before pregnancy. every 10 minutes or more often;
average, black women are about Get prenatal care as soon as you change in vaginal discharge (leaking
50% more likely to have a premature think you may be pregnant, and fluid or bleeding from the vagina); prematurity
baby compared to white women. throughout your pregnancy. Talk pelvic pressure—the feeling that
The reasons for the difference are to your health care provider about: the baby is pushing down; low, dull Excerpted with permission. © 2019 Centers for
an area of intense research. how to control diseases such as backache; cramps that feel like a Disease Control and Prevention.

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
What do you call a musical elf? Christmas Wrapper!
What is Claustrophobia? The fear of Santa Claus!

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bend up. In the womb the legs her stomach, this may increase
are in a fetal position with the the risk of suffocation. Seek your
Are you swaddling your 2. Place the baby on the cloth legs bent up across each other. pediatrician’s advice if swaddling
baby properly? so that the top of the fabric Sudden straightening of the legs an older or more active baby.
is at shoulder level. If using a to a standing position can loosen
Many parents find that swaddling rectangular cloth, the baby’s the joints and damage the soft For more information, including a
can provide comfort for fussy shoulders will be placed at the cartilage of the socket. video showing three hip-healthy
babies, reduce crying, and develop top of the long side. methods to swaddle your baby,
more settled sleep patterns. When Final Thoughts visit:
babies are swaddled, care should 3. Bring the left arm down. Wrap developmental-dysplasia-of-
When put down to sleep, a
be taken to swaddle properly so the cloth over the arm and the-hip/hip-healthy-swaddling
swaddled baby should be placed
the baby is safe and healthy. chest. Tuck under the right
on his or her back, face up.
side of the baby.
Reprinted with permission. © International
Improper swaddling may lead to If the baby can roll onto his or Hip Dysplasia Institute. All rights reserved.
hip dysplasia or developmental 4. Bring the right arm down and
dysplasia of the hip. When in wrap the cloth over the baby’s
the womb the baby’s legs are arm and chest.
in a fetal position with the legs
bent up and across each other. 5. Tuck the cloth under the left
Sudden straightening of the legs side of the baby. The weight
to a standing position can loosen of the baby will hold the cloth
the joints and damage the soft firmly in place.
cartilage of the socket. 6. Twist or fold the bottom end
of the cloth and tuck behind
There are many ways to swaddle
the baby, ensuring that both
babies by using blankets or
legs are bent up and out.
commercial products designed for
swaddling. In order for swaddling It is important to leave room for
to allow healthy hip development, the hips to move.
the legs should be able to bend up
and out at the hips. This position What about sleepsacks and
allows for natural development of commercial products?
the hip joints.
Some parents choose to wrap their
The baby’s legs should not be babies in sleepsacks specifically
tightly wrapped straight down designed for swaddling, instead
and pressed together. Swaddling of using a simple cloth or
infants with the hips and knees blanket. Commercial products for
in an extended position may swaddling should have a loose
increase the risk of hip dysplasia pouch or sack for the baby’s legs
and dislocation. and feet, allowing plenty of hip
movement. However, even some
Here is one of the safe methods of these commercial products
for baby swaddling: can confine the legs if they are
tightened around the thighs.
1. If you are using a square cloth,
fold back one corner creating It’s especially important to allow
a straight edge. a baby’s hips to spread apart and

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

SLO Night Life by Guy Crabb

Buy your copy of Monterey/Marsh Sts
100 Year Book. Remember the past, as
the future is right around the corner.

Enjoy Your Memories!

California became a state in 1850 and money in the saloons in these small
Get an autographed copy at:
the gold rush was a major factor in towns. Some of these saloons
attracting people to our great state. were nothing more than a tent with w w w.
The majority of people who came a sign in front promising a strong
to California during this time period drink of whiskey for a cheap price. Also available at Barnes and Noble, Crushed Grape, Antiques of Monterey,
were hard-working men who came It was a dangerous place for these History Center, Apple Farm, and Boo Boo Records. GUY CRABB PUBLISHING
to seek their fortune in the hills and miners, because the alcohol took
rivers of the Golden State. Towns away their common sense and soon
such as Angles Camp, Jamestown, their money would be gone. They Let’s jump to 1949, when we find it cheaper to make drinks at your
Jackass Hill, Volcano, and many would find themselves waking up in that bars are no longer called own home. McCarthy’s Cocktail
others started popping up all over the local jail or laying on the ground saloons, but cocktail lounges. Cal Lounge was at 1019 Court Street,
in the areas where gold was being behind the saloons after being Poly was growing and so was the Dan’s Cocktail Lounge was at 999
dug out of the dirt. These were the thrown out of the bars. population of the city. There were Monterey, and Floyd’s Cocktail
towns where gold seekers went to around 17 cocktail lounges in town. Lounge was at 1011 Higuera. The
cash in their gold and stay for a few We seem to have our own issue in There was the Budweiser Tavern Anderson Hotel had its own lounge
days before they went back to their San Luis Obispo with the number at 1032 Chorro. The cool history of at 955 Monterey, which made it
claims in the hills. of bars we have in the city. In the Budweiser Tavern is that it later convenient for its guests to have a
the old days, the saloons would became known as Bull’s Tavern, drink without leaving the hotel.
These gold rush towns were small, often outnumber the churches because it was owned by Albert
but they needed businesses and and restaurants in a town. Some “Bull” Tognazzini, who renamed his By 1980, bars were spread out in
entertainment to provide the towns didn’t have the level of law tavern after himself. Some other hotels, pool halls, private clubs, and
miners with supplies, haircuts, fresh enforcement needed to keep the lounges of the time were Berta’s other venues. The bars listed in
food, hot baths, and maybe a nice peace. Today, we will often see a at 869 Monterey, Fountain Inn at the yellow pages were the Gaslight
soft bed to sleep on. In addition new bar that wants to be included South 101 Highway, Jim’s Inn at 1025 Lounge at 2143 Broad, Sully’s at
to supplying miners with these with the bars that line Higuera Morro, and the Gold Room at 897 1000 Higuera, and McCarthy’s still
amenities, the towns also provided Street or one of the cross streets. Monterey. Of course, other towns at Court Street. You could also go
the men with entertainment started growing and their cocktail down to Golden West Beer/Pool at
that would include gambling San Luis Obispo was never a gold lounges started popping up, such 676 Higuera and have a drink and
and beverages, such as beer and town, but several of our founding as Happy Jack’s in Morro Bay and shoot some pool, or you could go
whiskey. fathers came to our town after Lyle’s Mid-Nite Cocktail Lounge at to McLintocks Saloon and have a
trying to find their fortune in gold. 1215 Spring Street in Paso Robles. drink and some good food with the
Many of these miners spent most, Some opened hotels, saloons, family, just as you can today. In
if not all, of their hard-earned restaurants, stores, or bakeries. It By 1970, San Luis Obispo continued 1980, you could go to Delite Bakery
seems that if you have a growing to grow, but the number of cocktail or Swenson’s Ice Cream to have
population, you also attract people lounges declined. Something some treats. Today both of these
who want to indulge in alcoholic interesting was happening. The businesses have turned into bars.
beverages. number of bars reduced but the You could also go into a few places
number of liquor stores increased and taste wine, such as Wine Street
The history of San Luis Obispo dramatically. Also, more hotels and Wines.
indicates that saloons were common motels included bars in their own
and patrons were plentiful. Most of establishment. There were about 10 Today, we have many bars in town.
my research has to do with the last liquors stores in town, which made Is that a good thing? I’m not sure.
100 years of businesses that popped How many bars should a town have?
up in the downtown area of SLO. In Ultimately, it is a decision that our
1904, there were over 20 saloons city leaders will make. Personally,
in the downtown area. There was I would like to have a few more
the Branch Saloon at 789 Higuera, bakeries and ice cream stores in
Novelty Saloon at 875 Monterey, town to attract new families that
St. James Bar at 877 Monterey are moving into the area. Happy
(next door to the Novelty), Whisper holidays, and be careful if you
Saloon at 775 Higuera, The Yosemite have a drink or two at your holiday
at 1015 Chorro, and the McCaffrey parties.
Bros at 710 Higuera. There were
only about 8 restaurants, 4 banks,
3 bakeries, and 1 mining company Guy Crabb retired after teaching for over
32 years, most recently at Charles E. Teach
called Chorro Gold Mining at 1133 Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He was
Chorro. In 1912, we had around 20 selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School
saloons in town, 10 doctors, and 2 District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007.
Reach him at
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CS Perryess
about words
Bad Boys The moniker was adopted by
a powerful gang in fourteenth
Fiction often depends on the century India known for brutally
villainy of the villain, and there strangling travellers and So, my trusty followers, consider
term hussy. By the 1600s, though,
are so many great terms to refer passersby.
the class warfare reflected by hussy began to mean a woman or
to those villains. Here are some of
these etymologies. Also, can you girl who shows casual or improper
my favorites: The term rascal comes from the suggest some other synonyms for
behavior. Since then, it’s been
early 1500s, from a word meaning rascals, miscreants and villains?
downhill for the word hussy.
Hooligan – Though there is outcast, rabble, or the lowest
definitely some disagreement class. Many etymologists suggest
A Stab at Equality When the business of women
among the etymologists on this that the original term comes from
exhibiting casual or improper
one, most seem to lean toward an older form which was the behavior was “managed” by a
All badness does not belong to
the theory that hooligan is one grandmother of the term rash, man, that man was referred to in
the boys. Though a quick survey
more slur against the oft-maligned meaning mud, filth, scab or dregs. Middle Latin as a ruffian, or pimp.
of Disney movies suggests that
Irish. It’s likely that a family by the Interestingly (and frighteningly)
nearly all antagonists are women
name of Houlighan (one of the Those early fifteenth century enough, the term ruffian appears
(generally stepmothers), the
spellings of Hoolihan) was giving rascals really had it bad. Since the to share some etymological
language itself clearly leans more
the police a tough time in London late 1500s, the term has meant roots with words meaning lover,
toward male malefactors. This
before the 1890s, about the time dishonest, unprincipled, and/or brother, and bully. We can still see
final installment of antagonistic
the derogatory term we now lazy, which may be negative, but a tiny part of this odd history in the
labels include two that initially
know first appeared in print. at least it doesn’t involve nasty referred to bad gals and one phrase Bully for you, in which the
skin conditions. that referred to bad guys who term bully maintains its positive
Hoodlum – Though a theory meaning.
employed women and soiled their
exists that hoodlum is actually A miscreant, on the other hand, is
reputations. Oddly, usage for all
another Irish name, Muldoon, lacking in spiritual understanding Life can be pretty weird and
three has leaned over the years
flipped backward (noodlum) and (or so suggest those applying language reflects life’s weirdness.
toward the boys.
mistakenly read by a San Francisco the label). Miscreant comes What thoughts do you have, good
typesetter, most etymologists form mes- meaning wrong and followers, regarding ruffians,
Rapscallion is a term now
lean toward a Bavarian root -creant meaning believe, defined hussies and rapscallions?
associated with males, but
for this word. One possibility originally in English as infidel,
it appears to have started
is huddellump, a ragamuffin. unbelieving, or heretic. Early on in
with the Middle English term
Another contender is the term its life as a French word, it simply My thanks to sources: Hugh Rawson’s book
ramp, or ill-behaved woman.
hydelum, meaning disorderly. meant heathen. Today in English, Wicked Words,, thesaurus.
Many etymologists believe the com, and the OED.
The Bavarian argument generally miscreant has the broader
grandmother word for ramp is
wins out, since in 1870s San meaning, evil or immoral.
romp, a rude, awkward, boisterous,
Francisco, Germans were one of
untaught girl. The similarity with
the larger non-English speaking Villain, like rascal, was originally a
rascal is probably responsible for
groups in the City by the Bay, and term used to define someone of
this word’s gender identity shift.
it’s no secret that, whether right the lower class, someone base,
or wrong, those who don’t fit in low-born or rustic. The word
The term hussy has maintained
tend to be suspected of evildoing. villain is related to villa, or country
its gender-associations, though
house (which, interestingly, now somewhere along the way, this
Thug – The oldest (and possibly carries a high class tone). Though
perfectly upstanding word moved
most honest) of these three starting out meaning inhabitant
to the dark side. In the 1500s
villainous terms, thug showed up of a farm, the term morphed into
Hussy was a respectable synonym
in English about 1810, originating meaning peasant, churl, boor,
for housewife or goodwife and
in Hindi (thaq, meaning cheat clown, knave or scoundrel. It
had no negative connotation. The CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
or swindler), which may have wasn’t until 1822 that villain was books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
term shameless hussy originated
come from a Sanskrit word associated specifically with the foggy little town on California’s central coast.
in these times, with shameless Find more at,
meaning cunning and fraudulent. bad boys of literature.
modifying the perfectly upright or reach him at

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December 2020 Special Family Days
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10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
Universal Human Rights Month SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Hi Neighbor Month COOKIE day
National Stress Free Family INTERNATIONAL day OF
Holiday Month Flower: Poinsettia Rosa Park’s Day THE DISABLED PERSON
Read A New Book Month
Safe Toy and Gift Month special NATIONAL ROOF-OVER- WALT DISNEY’S
National pie day education day YOUR-HEAD DAY
Write to a Friend Month BIRTHDAY (Born in 1901)

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 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
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 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
pearl harbor DAY
(Attacked by Japan in 1941) Human Rights Day
Holiday card day
Nobel Prize awardS Poinsettia day
emily dickinson’s
birthday(Born in 1896) unicef Anniversary
(Established in 1946)

Put on your own brownie day
shoes day Hanukkah begins

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 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
children’s day 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG NATIONAL LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
south pole ugly christmas
discovered sweater day
(In 1911)
birthday (Born 1770)

edison patents the

phonograph (In 1877)
Wright Bros. day
(1st flight @ Kitty Hawk 1903)
NATIONAL oatmeal
COcoa day bill of rights day NATIONAL MAPLE
(Adopted in 1791) muffin 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 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
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 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

roots DAY
go caroling boxing DAY
chocolate day kwanza begins

solstice NATIONAL
egg nog day christmas
Christmas eve
humbug 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 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
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 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
zoo bowling new year’s
day ball invented eve
(In 1862)

Card playing day

Chewing gum
patented (In 1869)

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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
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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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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