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May 2017

Wellness ...................................... 2

Water Safety .......................... 4

Library Voice ...................... 6

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

Health ....................................... 10

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

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

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

Family Events ..................... 18

Local Resources ............... 20

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

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Wellness by Barbara Biles

Common Airborne Allergens do not outgrow peanut or tree nut

Dust mites are one of the most
common causes of allergies. These Soy. Like peanuts, soybeans are
microscopic insects are the main legumes. Soy allergy is more common
allergic component of house dust. among babies than older children.
Dust mites are present year-round Manyinfants who are allergic to
in most of the US (although less cows milk are also allergic to the
commonat high altitudes) and live in protein in soy formulas. Soy proteins
bedding, upholstery, and carpets. are often a hidden ingredient in
prepared foods.
May is National Asthma andAllergy In someone with an allergy, the Pollen is another major cause of
Awareness Month. Its a peak immune system treats the substance allergies (AKA hay fever or rose Wheat. Wheat proteins are found in
season for asthma and allergy (called an allergen) as an invader and fever). Trees, weeds, and grasses many foods. Celiac disease is caused
sufferers, and a perfect time to overreacts, causing symptoms that release tiny particles into the air to by a sensitivity to gluten, which is
educate your family, friends, co- can range from annoying to serious fertilize other plants. Pollen allergies found in wheat, rye, and barley. An
workers, and others about allergies. or life threatening. are seasonal, and the type of pollen allergy to wheat not only can make
someone is allergic to determines someone feel ill, but can also cause a
There is no cure for asthma and Allergies can be seasonal or can occur when symptoms will occur. life-threatening reaction.
allergies, but many severe reactions any time contact with an allergen
occurs. Molds are fungi that thrive indoors Other Common Allergens
are preventable with proper care. and out in warm, moist environments.
Asthma affects 24 million Americans, Who Gets Allergies? Insect stings. Being stung by an
Outdoors, molds can be found in
and 6.3 million children suffer insect can mean swelling, redness,
The tendency to develop allergies is poor drainage areas, such as in
from asthma. Ten people a day die and itching at the site. But for
often hereditary. Someone usually piles of rotting leaves or compost.
from asthma. More than 50 million those with insect venom allergy, an
doesnt inherit a particular allergy, Indoor molds thrive in dark, poorly
Americans have all types of allergies. insect sting can cause more severe
just the likelihood of having allergies. ventilated places, such as bathrooms
The rate of allergies is climbing. symptoms.
and damp basements, and in clothes
But some kids have allergies even
About Allergies hampers or under kitchen sinks. Medicines. Antibiotics (used to treat
if none of their family members is infections) are the most common
An allergy is an overreaction of allergic. And achild who is allergic to Pet allergens from warm-blooded
types of medicines that cause allergic
the immune system to a substance one substance is likely to be allergic animals (such as dander, saliva, and
thats harmless to most people. to others. urine) can cause problems. Contrary
to popular belief, there is no such Chemicals. Cosmetics or laundry
thing as a non-allergenic dog or cat. detergents can cause an itchy rash.

Cover Photo:
Nicole Boughton Photography Dyes, household cleaners, and
Cockroaches are also a major pesticides also can cause reactions.
household allergen, especially in
inner cities. Exposure to infested Airborne Allergy Symptoms
buildings may cause the high rates of
Airborne allergens can cause allergic
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PO Box 6424, Los Osos, CA 93412 Common Food Allergens years of age and peaks in the teens or
Our goal is to connect Central Coast families with the resources they need to thrive! early twenties, with symptoms often
The American Academy of Allergy,
disappearing between the ages of 40
Asthma, and Immunology estimates
EDITOR Associate EDITOR and 60. Symptoms can include:
that eight foods cause most allergies.
Patrice Vogel Claire Vogel sneezing
Cows milk. Between 2% and 3% of
infants are allergic to the proteins itchy nose and/or throat
found in cows milk and cows milk-
nasal congestion
AssISTANT EDITOR ADVERTISING based formulas. Cows milk protein
Jack Vogel CC F Inquiries: allergy is a reaction to proteins used coughing to make baby formulas, cheeses, These symptoms may be
and other milk products. Many kids accompanied by itchy, watery, and/
outgrow milk allergies. or red eyes, which is called allergic
GRAPHIC DESIGN DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Eggs. One of the most common conjunctivitis. (When dark circles
Out of the Blue Eric Woodards food allergies in infants and young are present around the eyes, theyre
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS children, eggs are used in many of called allergic shiners.) Those who
the foods kids eat and in many have asthma may have wheezing and
Jennifer Best, John J. Cannell, Guy Crabb, Kerrin Edmonds,
Stanley W. Horspool, Karyn Lutes, Rebecca Juretic, CS Perryess cases theyre hidden ingredients. shortness of breath from airborne
Kids tend to outgrow egg allergies. allergens.
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copies throughout San Luis Obispo County and North Santa Barbara County. Fish and shellfish. Fish and shellfish Symptoms of Food, Medicines, or
are from different families of food, Insect Venom Allergies
Visit our website: so having an allergy to one does not trouble breathing
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allergicto the other. coughing
Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect views of the publisher. We reserve the right to reject or edit all submissions for any reason.
Peanuts and tree nuts. Peanut allergy hoarseness
Material published herein may not be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission. Vogel 2008
is another common and increasing throat tightness
Every issue is printed with soy ink on 100% recycled paper. Please recycle again! food allergy in kids. Another common
allergy is to tree nuts. Most people stomachache

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vomiting exposure are hard to miss. Others
are less obvious because they seem
similar to other conditions.
itchy or swollen eyes
red spots
If your child has cold-like symptoms
lasting longer than a week or two or
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Kids with severe allergies can be at usually do skin tests for the most
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There is no cure for allergies, but
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Remove carpets or rugs from your Children with food allergies need
Diagnosing Allergies Here are some things that can help childs room. to completely avoid products made
Some allergies are easy to identify kids avoid airborne allergens: Get rid of heavy drapes and other
with their allergens. This can be
because symptoms following Keep pets out of a childs bedroom. tough as allergens can be found
items that allow dust to build up.
in many unexpected foods and
Clean when your child is out of the products.
The good news is that only a very
Seal pillows and mattresses with small group of kids will experience
covers if your child is allergic to dust severe or life-threatening allergic
mites. reactions. With proper diagnosis,
preventive measures, and treatment,
Keep windows closed during
most kids can keep their allergies in
peak pollen season, bathe after
check and live happy, healthy lives.
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National Water Safety Month Dont just wait for paramedics to
arrive and lose valuable life-saving

Play it Safe!
seconds. 4-6 minutes without
oxygen can cause permanent
brain damage or death.
Nothings more fun on a warm automatically hold their breath Pool Safety Tips
day than playing in the water, under water.
whether youre home, at a local Keep rescue equipment and a first
park or waterpark, or the beach. Always brief babysitters on water aid kit at poolside.
But while youre having fun, dont safety, emphasizing the need for
constant supervision. Equip doors and windows that
forget that water safety is serious exit to a pool area with alarms.
business. Drowning is the leading Appoint a designated watcher
cause of death for children under to monitor children during social Keep a telephone close by when
age five in the United States. May gatherings at or near the water. you or your family is using a pool Share safety instructions with
is National Water Safety Month; or spa, with emergency numbers family, friends and neighbors.
a perfect time to remember Post CPR instructions in your programmed into speed-dial.
that water safety is everyones home, learn the procedures, and Understand the basics of life-
responsibility. update your skills regularly. Install four-sided isolation fencing, saving so that you can assist in a
at least five feet high, equipped pool emergency.
Water Safety Tips Dont rely on swimming lessons, with self-closing and self-latching
life preservers, or other equipment gates, that completely surrounds Maintain appropriate equipment
Teach children water safety to keep a child water safe. the pool and prevents direct for your pool or spa.
and swimming skills as early as access from the house and yard.
possible. All children are born Dont think that youll hear a child Install a four-foot or taller fence
with a breath holding reflex that whos in trouble in the water; Maintain constant visual contact around the pool and spa and
disappears at 10-12 months of child drowning is silent, with no with children in a pool or pool use self-closing and self-latching
age. This means that infants will splashing to alert anyone. area. If a child is missing, check gates; ask your neighbors to do
the pool first; seconds count in the same at their pools.
preventing death or disability. Install and use a lockable safety
Dont use flotation devices as a cover on your spa.
substitute for supervision. Never If your house serves as a fourth
allow a young child in a pool side of a fence around a pool,
without an adult. install door alarms and always use
Dont leave objects such as toys them. For additional protection,
that might attract a child in the install window guards on windows
pool and pool area. facing pools or spas.

Never prop the gate to a pool Install pool and gate alarms to
area open. alert you when children go near
the water.
Never assume someone else is
watching a child in a pool area. Ensure any pool and spa you use
has compliant drain covers, and
Dont leave chairs or other items ask your pool service provider if
of furniture where a child could you do not know.
use them to climb into a fenced
pool area. Maintain pool and spa covers in
good working order.
Stay close and alert watching
children in and around the pool. Consider using a surface wave or
underwater alarm.
Never leave a child unattended in
a pool or spa and always watch
your child when he or she is in or
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Library Voice
Check It Out:
May Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

Pulitzer Prize Winner John WIC is a supplemental Nutrition

Matteson Comes to SLO Library! Program for Women, Infants, and
Avid readers and aspiring writers Children.
will want to be at San Luis Obispo Teen time at County Libraries
Library on May 11 to meet author With summer vacation right
John Matteson, who won the around the corner, dont forget
2008 Pulitzer Prize for Biography that your local library is a great
or Autobiography for his first resource for teens. Teens can
book Edens Outcasts: The Story access books, music, movies
of Louisa May Alcott and Her and more to fill those long days
Father. It details the life of the of summer. There will also
famed author of such beloved be teen-focused activities this
books as Little Women and Little summer including workshops and
Men. classes. Keep an eye out for the
full schedule of Summer Library
Programs at
Those in seventh grade and over
are invited to take part in the
library teen volunteer program,
which is a great way to earn
service hours and give back to the
community. All teen volunteers
must be 13 or older, complete
Matteson will share stories about a volunteer application with a
how he became an author, how he parent or guardians approval,
learned that he won the Pulitzer, and be willing to volunteer on an
and about his upcoming book on ongoing basis.
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storyteller, and he is eager to sign
books after the program. This Thursday, May 4, 10:30 am
event is hosted by SLO Classical Paddock Puppet Players at the migration with educators from Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
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County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
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Location: San Luis Obispo Library is fun for all ages. Saturday, May 6, 2:00 pm
Community Room Thursday, May 4, all day Free Family Movie at the
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Book Distribution at WIC Sites activities. Saturday, May 20, 2:00 pm
New books will soon be arriving Saturday, May 6, 2:00 pm
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Enjoy a production of this beloved
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for Children to distribute both groves lately? Learn about this students at Coastal Dance & Music
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Asthma? mites, pet dander, pollens, inflammatory diseases of the
mold, etc. Through a complex airways. This means that people
Asthma... does the word make breathing. People with asthma reaction, these allergens cause with asthma have inflamed
you think of people who cough can be of any race, age, or sex. Its the passages in the airways of the airways, which can cause two
and wheeze all the time? Dont treatment costs billions of dollars lungs to become inflamed and secondary symptoms:
people with asthma have to avoid each year. swollen.
sports and strenuous activities? (1) The bronchi, airway branches
And, when it comes right down Despite the far-reaching effects Non-Allergic (intrinsic) asthma, leading to the lungs, become
to it, isnt it all in their heads? of asthma, much remains to be like allergic asthma, is charac- overly reactive and more sensitive
If youre one of the 20 million learned about what causes it terized by airway obstruction to all kinds of asthma triggers
Americans with asthma, you and how to prevent it. Although and inflammation that is such as allergens, cold and dry air,
challenge stereotypes like these asthma can cause severe health at least partially reversible smoke and viruses.
with medication. However
every day. Learn all you can about problems, in most cases treatment
symptoms in this type of asthma (2) The lungs have difficulty
asthma. Its the first step toward can control it and allow a person
are NOT associated with an moving air in and out, which
erasing these long-held myths to live a normal and active life.
allergic reaction. Many of the is called airflow obstruction.
and living a full, active life. May
symptoms of allergic and non- Together, these symptoms cause
is National Asthma and Allergy Allergic (extrinsic) asthma
allergic asthma are the same the tertiary symptoms including
Awareness Month, so there is no is characterized by airway
(coughing, wheezing, shortness coughing, wheezing, tightness in
better time. obstruction and inflammation
of breath or rapid breathing, the chest, and worse.
that is at least partially reversible
and chest tightness), but non-
Asthma is the most common with medication and is always
allergic asthma is triggered by If your child is having trouble
chronic disease among children. associated with allergy. Allergic other factors such as anxiety,
Asthma is a condition in which asthma is the most common stress, exercise, cold air, dry air, breathing, call 911 immediately.
the airways become blocked form of asthma. Many of the hyperventilation, smoke, viruses, If you suspect that you or your
or narrowed. These effects are symptoms of allergic and non- or other irritants. In non-allergic child may have asthma, contact
usually temporary, but they cause allergic asthma are the same asthma, the immune system is not your doctor. With proper
shortness of breath, breathing (coughing, wheezing, shortness involved in the reaction, as with treatment, all forms of asthma
trouble, and other symptoms. of breath or rapid breathing, allergic reaction. can be controlled. For more
If an asthma episode is severe, and chest tightness). However, information, visit
a person may need emergency allergic asthma is triggered by Both allergic and non-allergic
treatment to restore normal inhaling allergens such as dust asthma are primarily chronic Adapted from the Asthma and Allergy
Foundation of America (AAFA).

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

San Luis Obispo Summer 1917

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by Guy Crabb by Harrington Bros. Harness Janet does not approve of me

Makers (875 Higuera - where the smoking cigars, but it is one of
Gap is today) and wave at the my few bad habits. Ive read in
I teach 4th grade, and the students Rocky is also happy about not brothers who have been making the newspaper that smoking may
in my class write research pulling the wagon on this warm our horse harnesses for many be bad for your health. Even Ty
reports. This year, one of the afternoon. One less horse on the Cobb thinks that smoking is bad
years. They use the best leather
reports is called The Coin. I road also means less dust flying for your lungs. George Kluver
and the strongest steel. People
put an assortment of old pennies around in the air. There are so and his sons roll the best cigars
from all around the county come
in a jar and the students pick out many horses and wagons kicking in town. We can smell the aroma
to San Luis Obispo to buy their
a coin. They are then assigned up dirt on the downtown streets of cigars leaves that comes from
harnesses from the Harrington
to do a report on the year their on Saturday afternoons, I often downstairs where many of the
penny was minted and to create wish I wore a mask. cigars are rolled. Kluver and
a front-page newspaper that The first thing on my wifes to Sons Cigar Store (716 Higuera -
shows the headlines of that year. A few people are starting to
do list is a stop at City Hall (867 now the site of Novos) has been
My oldest penny was a 1912 and get automobiles in this part
Higuera - where Charles Shoes located here for many years.
the most recent one was a 1980. of California. Janet and I have
is today) to ask about the tax
decided to stick with our horse
on a piece to property we own The J. J. Andre store is next door
For my readers in their 50s, 60s, and wagon because we both
out near El Moro (Morro Bay). I (714 Higuera - Ambiance is there
and older, 1980 was 37 years ago. agree this whole automobile
dont mind stopping by City Hall today), and Janet goes in to do a
Yikes! The outline for our reports idea is crazy and will never last,
starts with what was happening and those automobiles have a because the fire station is on the little shopping. I hope she doesnt
locally, then statewide, in the funny smell. Speaking of odors, ground floor and while my wife is buy anything too heavy because
United States, then finally I can tell we are getting close to upstairs inquiring about property I dont want to carry around
throughout the world during town because I can smell Rowan taxes, I can check out the new 10 pounds of dry goods. She
their year. We discuss what the Stables. fire wagon the city recently comes out empty handed, but I
world was like 100 years ago. purchased. The fire wagons are did notice she had a paper in her
Imagine what it would be like to The stables (now a parking lot red with lots of shiny chrome hand. She bought some things
walk down Higuera Street in San next to a bank on the corner of everywhere. I can see the horses and arranged for the Sandercock
Luis Obispo in the year 1917. Its Higuera and Osos) are taking that pull the wagons out in back. moving company to bring it up
a beautiful day for a walk. care of fewer horses these days, Janet comes down after about to our house. Suddenly, I feel
which is why San Luis Transfer 20 minutes and pulls me away off a headache coming on and ask
down the street. if we coan stop by Norton Drug
Join my wife and myself on a is using part of their property.
Store to buy some pain pills.
Friday stroll in downtown San Rowan Stables is a big building,
Luis Obispo at about noon in and today I noticed the stable We walk by the White House
I have to stop the story here, as
the summer of 1917. We start boys trying to repair one of those Grocery store and Janet asks me
Im running out of space. To find
our walk at the corner of Santa automobiles. Those machines to remind her to stop here on
out what happens next on our
Rosa and Higuera streets and always seem to be breaking our way home. The Sandercock
walk down Higuera Street in 1917,
set off to complete several down, which is another reason family has had this store on
tune in next month. Be prepared,
chores. My wife Janet has a list we will never buy one. Higuera forever (856 Higuera -
because things could get crazy in
of things we need to do today Fiore is there today), and they
historic San Luis Obispo.
and we are walking rather than Most of upper Higuera Street is have hauled many items for me
taking our wagon into town. To flanked by fields and empty lots, in the past. I always have them
be honest, I was just too lazy to but as you get past the stables, deliver animal feed to our ranch Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
there are many businesses where Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He
hitch up the horse to the wagon out in El Moro. We say howdy. If graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been
(and figure if we dont bring the the good citizens of San Luis we greet everyone, I will never teaching for over 30 years. Guy was selected
Obispo County do their shopping. as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
wagon then we cant spend too get down to Kluvers to buy some Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
much money). Im sure our horse As we pass the stables, we walk fresh cigars. at

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or understand from experience or regarding Missouris statehood in
to respond successfully to a new relation to the Mason-Dixon Line. He
experience; clever implies quickness needed to say something that would
in learning or understanding, appear in the papers back home in
but sometimes connotes a lack Buncombe, so he unabashedly made
CS Perryess of thoroughness or depth; alert a long, dull, irrelevant speech. In

emphasizes quickness in sizing up time, Buncombe shifted to bunkum,
a situation; bright and smart are which got shortened to bunk.

about words somewhat informal, less precise

equivalents for any of the preceding;
Blatherskite, was born during the
American Revolution, and refers
brilliant implies an unusually high to both the words spoken by a
Boggled by Bogus Bogeys Over the years the verb boggle has degree of intelligence; intellectual talkative, nonsensical person and
One would think that boggle, meant: suggests keen intelligence coupled the person him/herself. It comes
bogus, and bogey would all be -to start with fright with interest and ability in the more of blather, meaning to babble.
closely related. They may be. Or advanced fields of knowledge. Blather is a Scottish term derived
-to take alarm
not. It seems the Queens and Kings Beautiful is applied to that which from an Old Norse word meaning
-to shy, as a startled horse
of Etymology cant always dig up gives the highest degree of pleasure to wag the tongue, added to skite,
enough dirt to prove anything, so -to hesitate to the senses or to the mind and meaning a contemptible individual.
instead, we have speculation, but -to play fast or loose suggests that the object of delight We see a related ending in the word
fascinating speculation it is. Here are approximates ones conception cheapskate, and a related beginning
-to scare
some bits and pieces of it: of an ideal; lovely applies to in the term blithering idiot. Skite also
-to make a mess of
Bogey, bogie or bogy, may be derived that which delights by inspiring originated in Old Norse, from a word
from bug, meaning scarecrow, while the noun form of boggle has affection or warm admiration; meaning to shoot, which apparently
bugbear or terror, OR bogy meaning meant: handsome implies attractiveness is what the Old Norse thought should
the devil, OR from bogle, meaning -a goblin by reason of pleasing proportions, be done with blatherers.
goblin -an objection symmetry, elegance, etc., and Bosh came to English in the 1830s
carries connotations of masculinity, from Turkish. Its literal Turkish
Over the years, this derogatory term -an enjoyable word game from
dignity, or impressiveness; pretty meaning of empty, applies in English
has been used to mean: Milton Bradley implies a dainty, delicate or graceful only to meaningless speech or
-one who spoils the game or Its all pretty boggling. quality in that which pleases and writing.
interferes with the pitch carries connotations of femininity
Old Dictionary Appreciation Claptrap appeared in the 1730s and
-a tax collector or diminutiveness; comely applies
My affinity for old dictionaries should meant a stage trick to catch applause.
to persons only and suggests a
-a curse be no surprise to Wordmonger Since then weve lost the applause-
wholesome attractiveness of form
-bad luck followers. This appreciation has been inducing element of the term and it
and features rather than a high degree
fueled by experience with watered- simply means cheap, nonsensical or
-a dissatisfied customer of beauty; fair suggests beauty that
down newer dictionaries, or sadder pretentious language.
-a lump of mucus or slime is fresh, bright or flawless and, when
still student dictionaries that may There are so many great synonyms
applied to persons, is used especially
(and theres a verb to go bogy, which as well have had the marrow sucked of complexion and features; good- for bunk, blatherskite, bosh and
means to become prophetic or out of their bones. looking is closely equivalent to claptrap. Followers, what empty-
develop a second sight) I can find no Old Dictionary handsome or pretty, suggesting word words would you add to the
Bogus may have originated as a Appreciation Day, Week, or Month, a pleasing appearance, but not list?
term for a machine which printed so Ive decided to celebrate old expressing the fine distinctions of
counterfeit money, OR may have dictionaries whenever the spirit either word; beauteous in poetry My thanks to sources:, Hugh
Rawsons Wicked Words, Partridges Concise
come from tantrabogus, a term used moves me. This week is one such and lofty prose is now often used in Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional
in Vermont to refer to ill-looking week. humorously disparaging references English, Websters 1959 New World Dictionary
objects, OR from near Devonshire, It doesnt take dusty, leather-bound to beauty. Is that poetry, or what? of the American Language, and the OED.
where bogus was used to refer to dictionaries to stoke my fires. Bunk and its Buddies
the devil. Dictionaries published as recently
English is rife with colorful terms
Over the years, bogus has been used as the 1960s simply make me smile. referring to irrelevant, useless,
to mean: I find what I need in them. They
or empty words. As we ramp up
include the features I expect.
-a sham to ramping up to elections, lets
One such element is the synonym celebrate a few of them.
feature which closes the occasional
-anything spurious Bunk appeared in American English
entry. This feature takes similar
about 1900 as a shortened form
-something unpleasant, dull, or silly words or terms and parses out the
of bunkum, meaning nonsense. By
shades of meaning. Here are two
Boggle is somewhat straightforward most accounts the term was born
synonym entries from my 1959 CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
in its etymology, as most agree in the US House of Representatives books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
Websters New World Dictionary: foggy little town on Californias central coast.
boggle came from the French word when North Carolina Representative Find more at,
bogle, a spectre. Intelligent implies the ability to learn Felix Walker threw in his two cents or reach him at

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May 2017 Free Ongoing Events
5 6
11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG FARMERS MARKETS: 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
May is: May day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
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
American Bike Month space Day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
Allergy Awareness Month nationalteacher SLO CO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
mother goose day 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
Better Hearing & Speech Month appreciation day
Flower Month International
National Mental Health Month No Diet DAY
National Physical Fitness Month national Family
Older Americans Month Benjamin spocks child care
National Water Safety Month birthday (Born in 1903) providers day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 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
national school
clean up nurse day
your room day
twilight zone day

tulip day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
3:30-4:15pm AG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB,
mothers day LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
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
1st Us nickel LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
circus day
minted (in 1866) (Ringling Brothers open in 1884)

chocolate chipday visit your
relatives day

1st kentucky international

derby (in 1875) museum day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
DOC BURNSTEINS READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 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

national play a musical

armed forces instrument day golden gate bridge
day opens (in 1937)
national missing
childrens day
red cross 1st morse code
founded message sent
(by Clara Barton in 1881) penny day
(WA DC to Baltimore in 1844) 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
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 BURNSTEINS READING LAB 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 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
Jim Thorpes memorial day 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG Birthstone: 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
birthday (Born in 1888) Emerald LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG

Hamburger Day

Lily of the Valley
john F Kennedys
(Born in 1917)

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Family Events
FRI APR 21-SUN APR 30 (times mic performances, resource
vary): ANNIE at SLO Guild booths, and a candlelight vigil.
Hall, 2880 Broad St, San Luis Refreshments provided. All are
Obispo. Leapin Lizards! The welcome. Cost: free. Contact:
irrepressible comic strip heroine or 756-2282.
takes center stage in one of the
worlds best-loved musicals. FRI APR 28 6:00-8:00 pm:
Based on the popular comic FAMILY BINGO NIGHT at SLO
strip by Harold Gray, Annie Classical Academy, 165 Grand
has won seven Tony Awards. Ave, San Luis Obispo. Bingo
Contact: tickets include 15 games and
popcorn! Olive Garden dinner
THU APR 27-SUN JUN 11 also available for purchase. Cost:
(times vary): A CONNECTICUT $15. Contact: 548-8700 or sloca.
COURT at The Great American html.
Melodrama, 1863 Front St,
Oceano. Hank Morgan wakes SAT APR 29 10:00 am-2:00 pm:
up in the days of Camelot, and WALK A MILE in Her Shoes at
King Arthur puts him in charge SLO Mission Plaza. Every year,
of industrializing the kingdom SLO County men, women, and
due to his knowledge of children Walk a Mile to end
technology. Hilarious Vaudevillesexual assault and gender-
Revues follow each show. Cost:
based violence. This family-
$20-27, discounts for groups,
friendly event creates a safe
seniors, students, military,
environment for survivors and
and kids. Contact: 489-2499 or
supporters to raise awareness
in our community, and features
celebrity walkers, vendor
THU APR 27 5:00-9:00 pm: fair, Kid Zone, live music, and SAT MAY 6 at 12:00 pm: FAMILY SAT MAY 13 9:00 am-1:00 pm:
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT March great fun! Cost: free. Contact: MOVIE at Los Osos Library, BOOK SALE in Los Osos Library
at Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro 2075 Palisades. Rated PG. Free parking lot, 2075 Palisades. Find
St, San Luis Obispo. Sponsored popcorn from Friends of Los great bargains at this quarterly
by Cal Poly Safer, this is part Osos Library. Note unusual book sale. Proceeds support the
SAT APR 29 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm: start time. Cost: free. Contact: Los Osos Library and Friends of
of an international event with
BITS OF BROADWAY concert at 525-1862. Los Osos Library. Rain cancels.
the mission to end sexual
South Bay Community Center, Contact: 528-1862.
violence, and will include
Los Osos. The whole family
a march downtown, open TUE MAY 9 at 4:30 pm:
will enjoy this performance
featuring songs you know and
love! Cost: $10 at the door or
Palisades Ave. What can you MONTH at Los Osos Library,
build with your imagination 2075 Palisades. Celebrate
Contact: 776-3050.
and Geomags? For kids 8 & the rich culture of the Pacific
up. Sponsored by Friends Islands. The program starts
FRI MAY 5 & SAT MAY 6 at 7:30 of Los Osos Library. Part of with a craft, followed by
pm & SUN MAY 7 at 2:00 pm: Experiment at the Library. Cost: snacks, a screening of Disneys
SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS free. Contact: 525-1862. Moana and includes a hula
at Cuesta CPAC, Hwy 1, San dance presentation. Program
Luis Obispo. Carlo Goldonis FRI MAY 12-SUN MAY 28 (times sponsored by Friends of
delightful 18th Century farce vary): OUR TOWN at San Luis Los Osos Library. Cost: free.
has never been livelier than in Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro Contact: 525-1862.
this raucous adaptation. Jealous St, SLO. Thornton Wilders 1938
lovers, mistaken identities, Pulitzer Prize winner follows SUN MAY 14 at 3:00 pm:
and, of course, one very wily the lives of residents in the CUESTA CHOIRS PRESENT:
servant, collide head-on in mad- small town of Grovers Corners. MOTHERS DAY CONCERT AT
cap comedic mayhem! Cost: $15. Cost: $15-32. Contact: 786-2440 at Cuesta CPAC, Hwy 1, San Luis
Contact: 546-3198. or Obispo. Features champagne,

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Family Events
Every TUE & THU at 1:30
Recurring Events pm: Divorce & Child Support
Workshops at SLO Court Support
Services, 1120 Mill St, Ste A, San
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am:
Luis Obispo and Paso Robles
Growing With Baby Class at
Courthouse, 901 Park St, Paso
1230 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo.
Robles. Help is provided to start
Andrea Herron, a pediatric
or respond to a divorce case, or
nurse practitioner and lactation
request or modify child support,
consultant, answers your
custody and/or visitation orders.
questions about feeding, crying,
An overview of the legal process
and sleep for babies 0-10 months.
is followed by time to prepare
Dads are always welcome! Call to
forms and ask questions. Cost:
reserve a spot. Contact: 543-6988.
free. Contact: 788-3418.
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT
1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00
2:00-4:00 pm: Basic Safety Class
pm: FAMILY MOVIE at Los Osos
at SLO MakerSpace, 81 S Higuera
Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Enjoy
St, Ste 160 & 180, San Luis Obispo.
popcorn and a G/PG movie. Call
This course gets you acquainted
for title. Cost: free. Contact: 528-
with the space and equipment.
All are required to take this
class before using any part of
2nd FRI every month at 3:00
the facility. See website for
pm: PAWS TO READ at Los Osos
specific dates and other classes.
Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Come
Cost: free for MakerSpace
share your stories with adoring
Members and SLO County Library
listener Carly. Cost: free. Contact:
Cardholders. Contact: 439-2727 or
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS
handmade gifts, and a raffle. FRI JUN 2 at 8:00 pm: PIPPIN at Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La
TO READ at Los Osos Library, 2075
Cost: $10-15. Contact: 546-3198 Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave, San Leche League Mother Support
Palisades Ave. Read to Berkeley,
or Luis Obispo. This family-friendly Meetings in North Co, SLO, AG and
the dog who loves to listen to
show combines Fosse-style SM. Breastfeeding and parenting
children. Cost: free. Contact: 528-
support and information offered.
SAT MAY 20 12:00-10:00 pm: choreography with acrobatic Cost: free. Contact: 242-2294 or
RAISE THE SOLAR ROOF fund circus acts. 7:00 pm: Pre-show
raising event at SLO Guild Hall, lecture. Cost: $60-90. Contact: 3rd WED every month at 3:00
2880 Broad St. Bring the whole 756-4849 or MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In
pm: KIDS CRAFT at Los Osos
family for live music, dancing, Library 2075 Palisades. School
Legal Clinic in 3rd Floor Atrium of
kids carnival, food trucks, and FRI JUN 16-SUN JUN 18 Courthouse Annex, 1035 Palm St,
a margarita garden for adults. (times vary): LIVE OAK MUSIC San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles
This will be the first sustainable FESTIVAL at Live Oak Camp, Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm
community hall in SLO. Cost: Hwy 154, Santa Ynez. This 29th 112. Get help with divorce, child
Adults $20, 5yrs + $10. Contact: annual celebration of music, and spousal support, domestic family, and friends features violence, guardianship, civil
award-winning main stage acts, harassment, and name or gender
art workshops, food, craft beer change.
MON MAY 29 1:30-6:30 pm:
MEMORIAL DAY JAM at Avila and wine, and kids activities,
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm:
Beach Golf Resort, 6464 Ana including a talent show, kids
Legal Clinic for Self-Represented
Bay Rd. 12:30 pm: Gates open. and teen music events, band
Litigants at the SLO County
Proceeds benefit wounded and workshops, dancing, yoga,
Courthouse Law Library, 1050
disabled veterans. Enjoy live hiking, arts and crafts, juggling
Monterey St, SLO, #125. One-on-
music, food, and fun for a great workshops, and faerie forest one legal advice for persons filing
cause. Cost: $15-20. VIP: $150 storytelling! Spend the whole divorces w/o an attorney, and a
(parking, seating, backstage weekend camping or attend for document preparer to assist in
access, and t-shirt). Kids under a day. Cost: $20-130. Contact: completing court-required forms.
12 free. Contact: or 781-3030. Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418.

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Local Resources
age children make n take a craft. discuss whatever youre reading between dreams and spiritual
Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. and to discover, ponder, and path, using Jungian interpretive
share insights about what others assumptions and language
Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: are reading. Cost: free. Contact: and Robert Johnsons book Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone?
Family Funday at Bang the Drum 995-3846. Inner Work. Cost: free. Contact: Concerned for someone you care about?
Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd, San
Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio with Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO
your family. Bring the kids to Chess Club meets at Carls Jr 3rd WED of every month at 6:30
play family-friendly games and on Santa Rosa St, 1 block W of pm: Prepared & Natural Childbirth Suicide Prevention
Mental Health and
drums! Cost: free. Food and craft Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. All Classes at Twin Cities Community Emotional Support
beer available for sale. Contact: ages. Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas Rd, Free or or Templeton. This six-series class Confidential
24 hours of every day
242-8372. addresses all matters of childbirth A program of Transitions Mental Health Association

Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO with a lecture, hands-on demos,
Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Chess Club meets at the big board and technique practice. Cost:
Early Bird Flea Market at Santa on Morro Bay Embarcadero at free. Contact: 434-4654. 2nd SAT of every month FEB-
Maria Fairpark, 937 S Thornburg west end of Morro Bay Blvd (down NOVat 9:00 am: Santa Maria
St. Browse many vendors with the stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 2nd THU of every month at 6:30 Recreation and Parks Dept offers
antiques, fruits, vegetables, new 441-7210 or pm: Breastfeeding Basics at Twin free docent-led nature walks in
and used items, and more! Cost: Cities Community Hospital, 1100 Los Flores Ranch, 6271 Dominion
free. Contact: 258-1765. Mankind Project mens support Las Tablas Rd, Templeton. Learn Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: free.
group meetings: all issues about practical aspects of feeding Contact: 925-0951.
Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny welcome. Find purpose, mastery, your newborn from a Lactation
Tunes Music & Movement at healthy autonomy, and your lifes Consultant. Cost: free. Contact: 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00
Music Motive, 3440 S Higuera mission and purpose. Gain skills 239-4443. pm: Caregiver Support Group
St #130, SLO. This parent to change your life or to become at Cayucos Community Church,
participation program for ages a better husband or dad. Call SLO Special Education Local Plan Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. Free support
1-5 includes activities based ahead to confirm. 1st & 3rd TUE Area (SELPA) and Community for caregivers and family dealing
on music psychology and child 6:00-9:00 pm in San Luis Obispo. Advisory Committee (CAC) offer with long-term illness, memory
development. Cost: $80 per mo. Contact: 459-7808. 1st & 3rd THU parent orientation to special loss, dementia, and Alzheimers.
Contact: 543-0377. 6:30-9:30 pm in Cayucos. Contact: education programs in SLO Contact: 458-7484.
471-9342. 2nd & 4th THU 6:30- County. Contact: 782-7301 or
Every TUE & SAT (by appt only): 9:00 pm in Atascadero. Contact: Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm:
Partners in Equestrian Therapy in 235-2774. Cost: free. Contact: Remain Independent Despite
Atascadero offers riding lessons Twin Cities Community Hospital Vision Loss at Santa Maria
for special needs children, adults, Volunteers provide support to Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways
and veterans. Volunteers needed. 1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00- patients, doctors, and nurses, and of doing daily tasks are taught by
Contact: or 235-2787. 8:30 pm: Drop-in Dream Group at seek volunteers to work in the the Braille Institute, such as home
St. Benedicts Episcopal Church, gift shop and Obstetrics Dept. AM management, traveling, and using
2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los Osos. and PM 4 hour shifts are available. talking library books. Contact:
Book Group at Cayucos Library, This support group is to share Contact: 434-4524. 462-1225.
310 B St. Join other readers to dreams and the relationship
Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & 2nd & 4th MON every month
SAT 11:00 am-5:00 pm: Exploration at 6:30 pm: MOPS (Mothers of
Station Interactive Science Preschoolers) meet at Pacific
Center welcomes families at Christian Church, 3435 Santa
867 Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Maria Way, Santa Maria. Childcare
Cost: $2-3. Contact: 473-1421 or is provided. Contact: 934-3491 or

2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI
pm: Grief Support Group at Central 3:00-5:30 pm: Teen Wellness
Coast Hospice, 253 Granada Dr, Program at Arroyo Grande EOC
Ste D, San Luis Obispo. Free group Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand
for anyone suffering the loss of Ave. Health services, including
a loved one who is in need of reproductive health, in a safe
support. Contact: 540-6020. environment to screen, assess,

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Los Osos Valley Local Resources
Organic Farm Lending Library - Jacks Helping
Hand at Pats Place in Nipomo
education to those with a life-
limiting illness, their families, and
Recreation Community Rm, 671 W the bereaved in SLO and Paso. Tefft St, Ste 2, Nipomo. Toys for Contact: 544-2266.
kids with all types of disabilities to check out. In-home appts avail. Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!
(805) 242 6789 Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or
Make a difference in the life of an
older or disabled adult. Training is
monthly at Wilshire Community
Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Services, 285 South St, Ste J, SLO.
Ballroom Dancing at Madonna Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
Inn. Look left of the bandstand
for sign: Senior Dancers. Dance, Volunteer at San Luis Obispo
chat and listen to good music. No Museum of Art! Stop by at 1010
fees; no dues; just fun! Contact: Broad St (Mission Plaza) or
489-5481 or email
and provide intervention. Appts Legal Clinic for Self-Represented for information about multiple
preferred. Contact: 489-4026. Litigants at SLO County Literacy Council for San Luis volunteer opportunities.
Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Obispo County has an ongoing
1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Monterey St, SLO, #125. One-on- and urgent need for volunteer San Luis Obispo Senior Center
Senior Health Screening at First one legal advice for persons filing tutors and offers free training in offers health screening, legal
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screening for anemia, diabetes, Women meets at Coast National Society sponsors a Dark Sky
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counseling, and medical referrals. support groups for sexual assault official advisory group to SLO Margarita Lake KOA Campground
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pm: Disabled American Veterans prevention and education, and of other advocacy or advisory and local resources at: www.
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Maria. Contact: 345-0402. Morro Bay Museum of Natural
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