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Valentines Day 2015 Business Profiles

Beads By The Bay
When I bought the Best Little Bead store in 2006 and renamed it for the old and much loved Beads by the Bay it was my first venture into the world of owning a retail business. 7 1/2 years later, it has anchored itself (and me!) firmly in the community of Morro Bay. The world literally has come to my doorstep, providing beautiful beads from around the globe. Helen has created a wonderful garden shop with tillandsias, succulents, herbs, and other unique plants. We have also found talented West Coast artists and sell handmade gifts for house and garden. If you are a beader, we have all the supplies you need. We also teach classes, do repairs, and commissions. And we have the prettiest plants around! Come say hello and discover Beads by the Bay and the Garden in historic Old Town Morro Bay! 333 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay, (805) 772-3338.


Beauty Secrets
Beauty Secrets of Pismo Beach was Established in 1990.This year is their 25th year anniversary. Beauty Secrets is a full service beauty salon, carrying 31 professional hair care lines and an excellent selection of nail polishes and supplies. They also carry a great selection of flat irons, curling irons and blow dryers. Every month they have a lot of deals on hair products, and they are well know for their liter sales. Beauty Secrets is open 7 days a week and evenings for your convenience. So stop by today!
847 Oak Park Blvd Pismo Beach and see the big beautiful store and salon. or call for an appointment (805) 489-3373


Corona’s Mexican Restaurant
As you come in you will always find a clean and awesome environment and the best consistent service. All of our recipes go back to Zacatecas, Mexico with everything “made from scratch” quality products. So, come on by and try one of our delicious Lunch or Dinner Combo’s. We offer: Taco Tuesday $1.50 All Day, No Limit and Enchilada Monday $1.49 All Day, No Limit. We also offer Local Beers on Tap & Try Corona’s very own Victory Golden Ale!
1263 E. Grand Ave. Arroyo Grande (805) 473.9999


Dels Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

Del’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant has been serving classic comfort cuisine on the Central Coast since 1973. We are family owned and operated and a must stop dining institution! The dough for our famous New York style pizza, calzones, and bodacious bread rolls is mixed in a circa 1968 Hobart mixer from scratch, the sizzling sauces are slow roasted for hours with only the finest ingredients, and the fresh salads are hand cut from greens grown by local farms. Try our legendary Lasagna, Fettucini Alfredo or Spaghetti and Meat Balls. Vegetarian and gluten free options are also available. We have four frothy craft beers on tap, ten local wines by the glass, and an award winning, modestly priced bottle list. Our historic location just off the 101 freeway features a redwood bar with two screens, romantic ocean view tables for two, and larger seating areas that are perfect for families and large groups.

This Valentine’s Day, choose Del’s and savor a heart shaped pizza or lobster ravioli dish, along with drink specials and a red rose to go!

Del’s is open for dine in, take out and delivery from 4pm to close Monday-Friday, and for both lunch and dinner from noon to 10 pm on weekends. We are located at 401 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach, CA. 93449. Give us a call at 805.773.4438.


Native Herbs and Honey Co.
A locally owned beekeeping business which recently expanded into a new location in Los Osos, CA. The owner, Violet, specialty is native plants, herbs & teas. She has a passion for all things that smell good, are pretty and have exceptional quality. Violet has been busy developing an extensive line of new products like teas, essential oils, herbal remedies. The company has plans to create a health food store and learning center focusing on wellness, creativity and community building. Violet’s lining up a exciting year full of hands on learning and special events at the new location. Look for upcoming announcements about other amazing indigenous women joining the team with Violet to teach hands on classes. The new store is located at 1001 Santa Ynez Ave. Los Osos, CA and is open m-sat 11-6p. sun 11-4p. 805.534.9855. Now enrolling for Thursday night classes. www.nativeherbsandhoney.com


Quarterdeck Restaurant
The Quarterdeck Restaurant has been locally owned and family ran since June 1995. Known to the locals as the place to go, offering casual, upscale dining where the staff treats you like family and the food is not only delicious but reasonably priced. You can always tell a good restaurant by how it loved by the local community. The Quarterdeck is known for giving back to that very community that has been so faithful. The seafood is always fresh, local when available and delicious. They are renowned for the best seafood platter in the area-bar none. Every piece is tender and moist and melts in your mouth. The rest of the menu items are just as fresh. Did we mention breakfast? You don›t want to miss their several choices of benedicts and pan rolled omelettes just to name a few. Also known for a tropical atmosphere and an award-winning bar, the Quarterdeck Seafood Restaurant is sure to bring you back time and time again. Step into the tropics and enjoy an awesome dining experience.
1500 West Branch St. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 (805) 481-3474


Studio Salon…
“Executive Nails” Mani/Pedi for Him
The secrets out! Guys, if you’ve thought about getting those hangnails taken care of and the callouses off your feet but were reluctant in the past, those days are over. Julie has an extensive male clientele and has been specializing in manicures and pedicures right here in Arroyo Grande for the past 35 years, since 1980!

Recently, Julie has made the smart switch over to disposable pedicure liners. A new plastic liner is used for every client so there is no chance of hidden bacteria lurking in your whirlpool bath like in typical Pedi-Spa chairs.

Here’s what a few of Julie’s male clients had to say about her services:

“Once I thought pedicures were only for women. Julie proved me wrong. She cured an ingrown nail that plagued me for four years. No more pain. My walks with the dog are pure joy now.”
Bob Mack, retired City Manager, Arroyo Grande

“I was reluctant to go to a salon that had mostly women customers. However, Julie made me feel very comfortable during the manicure and pedicure process. She does excellent work and is a professional at what she does…”
Steve Mintz, Cal Poly Professor

805-441-1964, call or text! Executive Nails, Mani/Pedi for Him, Located at The Beauty Studio: 1248 East Grand Ave. Suite E, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420


The Sewing Café
THE SEWING CAFÉ concept evolved from Ellen Hudachek reading about such concept stores such as this in Europe. A gathering place for creativity.
It is a gathering place for those seeking to expand or share creativity in sewing and cooking. The Sewing Cafe has been amazingly well received by the community and even draws a large amount of regular coastal visitors to visit, take cooking or sewing classes and purchase their sewing machines locally.
THE SEWING CAFÉ is a small sister store of SANTA MARIA SEWING SUPERSTORE (created in 1967).  Both stores offer the “unheard of privilege” that upon purchasing a sewing machine, quilting machine or serger you  are entitled to “lifetime Master Your Machine” classes meaning you are free to repeat the mastery classes as many times as you need to do so.  Warranty service and repair by factory trained technicians is also offered.   You will never find this type of Sales, Service, Education and Fun with purchases from the “box” stores or the internet.
Machine embroidery, children’s classes, quilting classes, project classes and cooking classes are all offered. All cooking classes are interactive “hands on” demonstrations, take home samples and recipes and enjoy wine pairing for the cuisine style you are learning.  The kitchen is also available for private parties.
Visit: Facebook.com/SewingCafeOfCA, or Just call them @ 805.295.6585.
Pismo Coast Plaza 541 Five Cities Drive Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (805) 295-6585


Entertainment; February 5–18, 2015

Kiosk AndyGrossThe San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra Chamber Ensembles will perform a concert set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 at Santa Rosa Catholic Church of Cambria, 1174 Main St. Tickets at the door are $15 general admission and $10 students. Ensembles include the SLO Winds Clarinet Choir, Low Brass Duet, Horn Duet, SLO Winds Woodwind Quintet, Trumpet Septet, and more. For more information see the website at: www.slowinds.org or call 464-9434. Continue reading Entertainment; February 5–18, 2015


Time Traveler’s Delight

By Camas Frank, Photos by Erin O’Donnell

IMG_1477    Great Scott! Doc Brown’s Time Machine Rental, a new party entertainment company in SLO is drumming up some business with two screen-accurate DeLoreans from the Back to the Future films.
Signed off on by the producer who supervised the original creations, and with licensed replica props, the time machines are available to rent hourly or by the day. Through some quirk in temporal mechanics, both the original DeLorean from 1985 and the 2015 modified “Mr. Fusion” edition are available.
Nicolette Muñoz, from the PR company contracted by Doc Brown to handle those pesky reporters who’d like to get their hands on the secrets of a flux-capacitor, said that in reality the company is hoping to make back some of the investment on the laborious conversion process. Continue reading Time Traveler’s Delight


Sports Snapshot

Cal Poly Drops to Bakersfield
By RAPhotos.com

B4iVeptR1FCjO34knsOO9OMiUSAXuBK9wNRPpxZotns F1oXpCugwigbZ6kIgXPJvgdgz2icF85lvY1tCaU1qpM hfr-HAFGgX5JtOVW3mMECI88sRGLKEdCxM9Z7Ih6OZk IU4dNMD6j6Y8-dVajxmIxDsXyAIL28KUbP-wZzMFiWA LolBgMajdjNnF_uiRuzXL4JpuY4s6irUZSdUj_sL90kThe Mustangs lost a 29-13 match against Bakersfield that was held outdoors in the University Union plaza last week. Cal Poly wrestles its final four dual meets of the season on the road, beginning Thursday at Boise State and Saturday at Oregon State. The following week, the Mustangs visit Grand Canyon and Arizona State.


Heroes on Course

Photos by Amalia Anna Lopez

20150131_110302The Special Heroes Amateur Softball Association, a local organization that raises funds for special needs community members for sports programs, hosted the 5th Annual Golf Special Heroes Event at Laguna Lake golf Course in SLO.
The Cal Poly Golf teams, the Greater Pismo Beach Kiwanis Club and the California Highway Patrol volunteered at the event.

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Traffic Collision on Tank Farm

Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 12.32.58 PMThis morning at approximately 7:12 am, San Luis Obispo police officers and fire department personnel responded to a pickup truck vs. car collision at the intersection of Tank Farm and Santa Fe.
The driver, a 29-year-old male resident of San Luis Obispo, was traveling westbound on Tank Farm. Also in his car were his 27-year-old wife and 8-year-old daughter. Reports said that as the driver rounded the corner of Tank Farm at Santa Fe he lost control of his car and spun into oncoming traffic on Tank Farm. A truck, driven by a 56-year-old male of San Luis Obispo, was traveling eastbound on Tank Farm and the car spun into his lane. He was unable to avoid the car and collided with it causing significant damage. Continue reading Traffic Collision on Tank Farm


Sports Shorts

Sprts Speak MichaelBy Michael Elliott

Klay’s Pigeons- Are you serious? Did that just happen? Did the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson just drop 37 points on the woeful Sacramento Kings…in the third quarter alone? Yikes! That feat was a record setter that we may never again witness in our sportstime. I may have just made that word up. Thompson hit 13 of 13 shots, nine of which were 3-pointers, and tacked on two free throws for good measure. He pigeonholed 52 points for the game. And here I thought that the spelling of his first name was his only aberration! Continue reading Sports Shorts


Oscars Night Fundraiser, Feb. 21

Oscar Photo 2From a California native’s point of view, Central Coast residents in general know how to party for a good cause. Well, if you are one of those people, Cayucos has the answer for you. Moreè Productions in association with Dick Mellinger are hosting the 2nd Annual 87th Oscar VIP party fundraiser Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Cayucos Veterans Hall in an attempt to donate to the Cayucos Elementary Education Foundation (CEF). Even though these children may be Cayucos natives, they will soon be educational residents of both Morro Bay and Cambria, enriching everyone’s community throughout San Luis Obispo County! Continue reading Oscars Night Fundraiser, Feb. 21


Republican Women Donate to Honor Flight

COMM BN RepubWmnDonateThe Estero Bay Republican Federated recently donated $1,500 to Honor Flight, the organization that takes World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington D.C. to tour the nation’s war memorials. The donation will pay for one veteran’s trp. Club members donated the money. Honor Flight began in 2005 in Springfield, Ohio. A Central Coast Honor Flight was started in December 2013. Since that time, Honor Flight Central Coast of California has flown 100 veterans to D.C., and plans more flights this year. In the photo are from left: Suzy Moyer and Sandi Tannler of The Republican Women’s Federated and Greg McGill and Rick Powell of Honor Flights. Submitted photo