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  1. 1. Central Coast July 2012 Family Ind Happ epe y nde Da y! nce Fire Pg 1 works 8 Inside Getting Out .................. 2 Education ....................... 4 The Arts ....................... 6 Fun & Games .................. 9 Local History ................ 12 Library Voice ............... 14 Calendar ........................ 17 Family Events ............... 18 Local Resources .......... 20 Safety ........................... 22Family Outings / Reading / Avila Beach History / Child Abuse AwarenessF ree! Central Coast Family
  2. 2. Getting Out Cover Photo: Hula Dancers in Cayucos are still learning the ropes of daily 4th of July Parade 2010 Day living, and outings add another Mike Baird, flickr.bairdphotos.com layer to the challenge. Bring older siblings into the game by soliciting tripping their help. Let them help to plan outings, chose activities, pack lunch. Then they get just what they want, and may even be able to carry the baby. Family In the earliest months, put the baby in a front carrier that style supports her head, or use a stroller if the path is paved or well groomed. Walk around your block or neighborhood, and then try a picnic in your local park. The key to this first picnic is to practice walking to the park with by Jennifer Best everything you think you’ll need. for strollers include the woodenWe’re deep into summer. A day out doesn’t have to be If you forget something, you boardwalk loop through ElfinSchool-age kids have long since difficult, extensive, or expensive. can go right back home without Forest Natural Reserve nearbegun zoning out, perhaps even There are hundreds of free venues a hassle. If you take too much, Los Osos, and the new bluff-topmuttering that age-old refrain, and free events throughout San narrow your load down for the boardwalk at Moonstone Beach“There’s nothing to do around Luis Obispo County and Santa next outing. north of Cambria. Poly Canyon,here.” Here’s a chance to show Barbara County. Anyone with the Nojoqui Falls south of Buellton,your kids just how smart you desire and energy can do it. Just Once you’ve gotten into walking and the bluff-top trails at Montanaare. You can explore the Central be prepared, start small, and be shape, research trails close to de Oro provide fairly safe options home. Some great local spots for those in front-carrier mode.Coast’s rich, family-friendly flexible with your plans.options with a staycation that justmay become the best vacation Getting out with a baby can be theyou’ve ever had. biggest challenge. New parents Central Coast Family TM PO Box 6424, Los Osos, CA 93412 Our goal is to connect Central Coast families with the resources they need to thrive! EDITOR PUBLISHER Patrice Vogel David Vogel Phone: (805) 528-0440 Phone: (805) 540-7100 Fax: (805) 439-0798 Fax: (805) 540-7101 ccfamilyed@gmail.com ccfamilypb@gmail.com FUN & GAMES ADVERTISING Claire & Jack Vogel (805) 528-0440 CC F Cartoons: Amaya Dempsey ccfamilyad@gmail.com GRAPHIC DESIGN DISTRIBUTION Out of the Blue Woodards & Rose CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Kristen Barnhart, Jennifer Best, Guy Crabb, Jeffrey Cyr, Steve Kragenbrink, Michael Morin, Steven Smith, David Vogel Central Coast Family is published monthly with a readership over 30,000. Find FREE ™ copies throughout San Luis Obispo County and North Santa Barbara County. Visit our website: www.centralcoastfamily.com Submission deadline: 15th of each month prior to publication Information contained in advertisements and other submissions is accepted in good faith. Publication does not imply endorsement by Central Coast Family. 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. Material published herein may not be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission. © Vogel 2008 Every issue is printed with soy ink on 100% recycled paper. Please recycle again!Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 2
  3. 3. Getting Out during afternoon naptime. Once the baby can hold up her own head, get a good, sturdy Learn with love & laughter Nurture with Christian values backpack designed specifically for Safe & secure environment carrying a young child. The pack should have room for the baby to grow, a padded hip strap and shoulder pads for the adult who will heft the load, a safety belt system for the baby, somewhere 3-5 half day programs & early care available the baby can put her head when Curriculum includes Bible, chapel, music & art she inevitably falls asleep, and Qualified experienced teachers M-F 8:30 am-1:00 pm handy pockets for her food, Licensed with 25+ years excellence Call to arrange a tour! Reasonable non-profit tuition diapers, warm clothing layers, and other daily needs. 240 Vernon Avenue, Arroyo GrandeTraveling with infants is easiestwhen they’re napping. A typical Our baby pack has a detachablehike day might look like this: little daypack for diapers, wipes, company, but also assistance in down unintended paths can leadrise with the baby; eat breakfast toilet paper, sunscreen, and re- carrying the extra stuff you may to newfound discoveries. Justtogether; pack lunch and gear in sealable plastic bags used to bring want to bring along. On those try to go with the flow, and call itthe car while she plays in a safe back diapers and other trash. If days, the second hiker can carry wonderful.spot; change the baby into a our baby is not wearing them a small first-aid kit, water, lunchclean diaper and hiking clothes from the get-go, we also carry a and/or snacks, and a camera. Jennifer Best is the author of Best Family Adventures: San Luis Obispo Countyappropriate for the day’s weather; sweater, brimmed sun hat, warm and Best Family Adventures: Santaslather everyone in sun block; hat, mittens, socks, and booties. Sometimes hikes don’t quite work Barbara County, available in bookstoresdrive to the trailhead during out as planned, but these can throughout the Central Coast and online at www.BestFamilyAdventures.morning nap time; hike and picnic Hiking with your friends or older also turn into some of the most com. She can be reached at JBest@through midday, and travel home children provides, not only good successful outings. Diversions BestFamilyAdventures.com. New Patient Special FREE Exam & X-Ray For new patients only with paid cleaning. Cannot be combined with any other offer. (805) 544-9440 www.rrdentalcare.com 878 Boysen Ave, San Luis ObispoCentral Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 3
  4. 4. Education Most teachers face the dilemma or reading deficiencies in a child. of “modified course instruction” with each new class. In fact, some Once the Running Record has of you may have seen this on your been completed, it will give the child’s report cards. All that this teacher a letter code to help guide means is that the teacher has tried the student to pick books from to “adjust” the workload to match the proper level. As a practical Read This! your child’s natural abilities. If your matter for parents, you can ask son or daughter has had modified your teacher about your child’s course instruction, you should Independent Reading Level (IRL) sincerely thank your teacher for and the teacher will give you a taking the time to figure out that letter. Using this letter, you can by Jeffrey Cyr there is a discrepancy between obtain books at your child’s exact the actual grade level and their reading level, which will reduceLast month, I wrote about getting grade level. For instance, you independent levels. All subjects the risk of buying books only toyour children excited about reading might have a 5th grade student can be modified, to some degree, find them left behind unreadand how you can help motivate independently reading at a 3rd to meet your child’s abilities. because your child is unable tothem to start reading books grade level. What this means is Remember to have a positive understand them. If your child’sindependently. I want to continue that the student is expected to outlook and think of this as a teacher isn’t sure of his or her IRL,that discussion by taking some of keep up with grade level texts learning moment in your child’s ask them if they wouldn’t mindthe “mystery” out of how teachers and mandatory classroom “read- education. trying to help you figure it out. Iassess their students in order to aloud” books, but isn’t able to have worked with an exceptionaldetermine the correct reading participate in classroom discussion As an educator, I want to know group of teachers throughout mylevel for each child. or do assigned homework because what level a student is reading at career and find that if a parent his reading level is far behind his when they can read a book that inquires with real concern, mostFirst and foremost, finding the actual grade level. The same is they comprehend and can retell teachers will go out of their way tocorrect independent reading true for students who are in the with an accuracy of 90% or above. offer help.level for each student is crucial academic 5th grade, but have an The teacher’s first step is tofor independent reading success! independent reading level in the perform a “Running Record,” Since it’s summer vacation andIf you hear your child’s teacher 7th or 8th grade. These students which involves listening to and teachers aren’t available, I foundtalking about “Independent may become “bored” in class recording a child as she reads a website that offers a ton ofReading Levels,” they are simply and tend to get off task because aloud. A Running Record should information on this subject atreferring to the level that your child although they’re emotionally 5th be administered by a professional, http://www.readinga-z.com/reads at for pleasure. As teachers, graders, their brain functions at as there are subtle nuances in guided/runrecord.html. If thiswe need to be sure of this level an advanced pace. Both situations the reading process that can be seems like too much information,because it may not match up with require some “modification” in missed. It takes someone with then simply get a few of thea student’s actual instructional course instruction. expertise to identify any miscues “leveled books” from the website above and sit with your child and listen to them read. While they are reading aloud, listen for words that make them stumble. Try not to correct them while they are reading! If you correct or interrupt their mistakes, it will defeat the purpose of trying to find a book that is fun to read. Simply pause, and try a book at a higher or lower level. Have your child read 100 words. You’ll know you’ve found their independent level when you hear them read with 90% accuracy or 90 out of the 100 words are correct! (Big Huge Smile ) I hope you find a fun way to read with your children this summer. Together you can discover many exciting adventures, mysteries, 20% off Final Bill and/or hunts! If you have any questions about this reading topic, for Irrigation Inspection please feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help. & Consultation Exp. 10/1/12 www.coastallandscapes.org Jeff Cyr is a k-6th grade educator on the Central Coast. He can be reached at MrDragonflyTeacher@gmail.com.Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 4
  5. 5. 
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  6. 6. The ArtsRydell High visits San Luis Obispo stage of Unity June 22nd throughas Kelrik Productions presents the July 8th. It’s the most electrifying1950s musical, Grease. This gritty extravaganza on stage… Be theremusical is packed with explosive or be square!energy, vibrant 1950s pop cultureand all those unforgettable After spending a hopelessly n’ roll celebration of growin’ up, as the longest running show insongs including Summer Nights, devoted summer with Sandy cruisin’ with friends, and goin’ Broadway history, after playingHopelessly Devoted, Greased Dumbrowski (Ali Peters), the new steady. 3,388 performances.Lightnin’, Beauty School Dropout, girl in town, Danny Zuko’s (BradyWe Go Together, and many more! Beckstead) world is thrown Directed by Erik Austin and In 1978, GREASE became a hugelyCome see the “Burger Palace upside down when Sandy appears choreographed by Holly Patterson, popular feature film starring JohnBoys” and the “Pink Ladies” sing at Rydell High on the first day of GREASE features costume design Travolta and Olivia Newton-John inand dance their way across the school. What follows is a rock by Keith Wetzel, lighting design by the lead roles. A Broadway revival Ryan Manus, and musical direction opened on May 11, 1994 at Eugene by Lacey McNamara. GREASE O’Neill Theatre, where it played features book, music, and lyrics 1,503 performances and won by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. three Tony Award nominations. Everywhere it has opened, Grease The new Broadway production has struck a universal chord with of GREASE opened on August 19, its irresistible mix of adolescent 2007, and was nominated for a angst, vibrant physicality, and 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival 1950s pop culture. of a Musical. Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey The film version of GREASE created a perfect period piece produced one of the best-selling - a pastiche of the 1950s, which soundtracks in history and is is “fast, furious and thrilling, an still the highest-grossing movie injection of raw energy ... and fun, musical of all time. The two fun, fun” (Hilary Bonner - Daily Travolta / Newton-John duets, Mirror). GREASE has maintained You’re The One That I Want and its everlasting popularity - proving Summer Nights were both #1 hits. that teenage angst and young The song Hopelessly Devoted love’s dream remains timeless and to You was nominated for an universal. Academy Award (1979) for Best Music - Original Song, and the GREASE originated in Chicago and film’s title song Grease, was a #1 made its premiere at The Kingston smash hit single for Frankie Valli. Mines Theater in 1971, before making its New York premiere off- Tickets can be purchased online Broadway at the Eden Theatre on at www.kelrikproductions.org, February 14, 1972. After 128 sold- or at Cheap Thrills, 563 Higuera out performances, the show made Street in San Luis Obispo. Grease the transition to Broadway, taking will be performed at Unity, 1490 up residence at the Broadhurst Southwood Drive in San Luis Theatre on June 7, 1972. Obispo June 22nd - July 8th. Please note the family-friendly GREASE was nominated for seven performance schedule: Friday and Tony Awards in its spectacular Saturday evening performances initial run. On November 21, 1972, at 7:00 pm and Sunday matinees the show moved to the Royale at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $14 Theatre before making its final -$20. Discounts are available for transfer on January 20, 1980 to full-time students, seniors, and the Majestic Theatre. It closed groups of 15 or more.Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 6
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  12. 12. Local History San Luis Obispo: 100 Years of Downtown Businesses:Development of The Cross Streets This much-anticipated 3rdAvila Beach book of the San Luis Obispo 100 Years series is available from your favorite local bookseller NOW! Enjoy Your Memories! by Guy Crabb Get an autographed copy at www.slo100years.comThis month, we are going to take would enable larger ships to enter Also available at Barnes & Noble, Crushed Grape, Antiques on Monterey, Boo Boo Records, the History Center, Apple Farm, and Volumes of Pleasure.a ride out to Avila Beach and I the bay and off-load lumber and G UY C RABB P UBLISHINGam going to share some very other larger items. The wharf wasinteresting discoveries I have made built near where San Luis Creekrecently. This article will have meets the ocean. Arguing among a hole in the side of the hill and Marre family. The work on thenames of people and places that the investors soon began, so John created a tunnel, through which lighthouse was completed in 1890may be familiar to many of you, and Harford decided to build his own the railroad ran. This section of and included a light tower alongyou’ll find out about one of the first wharf with his own money to the railway was gravity powered. with a house for the lighthouserailroads built in the county that eliminate future problems. Mr. Horses would pull the railcars up keeper and his family. The actualnever had an engine. Harford was never happy with the the grade to the tunnel location. light for the lighthouse was made location of the People’s Wharf, so Then they would unhitch the horses in Paris, France in 1876. In 1894,I am going to take you way back in he decided to build his new wharf and let the railcars glide down the the light was powered with whalehistory to the Avila area in the mid- down the road where we find the other side of the hill to come to a oil lamps. Later, the light switched1800s, when it was owned by the Port San Luis wharf today. This gentle stop with the help of the over to diesel power and eventuallyAvila family. In 1867, Miguel Avila location was in a better area and brakeman, who would control the was powered by electricity.received the legal title to the area was protected from winter storms. speed of the railcars.that we know today as Avila Beach. In 1939, the United States CoastIn the same year, Miguel’s son Don Harford was a smart businessman As Harford was building his wharf, Guard took over the operationMiguel developed the layout of because before he decided to build he hired several Chinese workers to of the lighthouse. The use ofthe town and started selling lots his new wharf, he purchased the help. One of those Chinese workers lighthouses began to fade and soonto interested people who came to entire shoreline from the creek was named Wong On. He was one many of them became unmannedthe area to buy land with an ocean to where the wharf is today. He of Harford’s best workers and also or closed down. After manyview. The family also leased land started building the wharf in 1871 became a leader of the Chinese years of being shuttered, in 1992to a group of people who wanted and hired several men to survey workers. Harford was so impressed the Port San Luis Harbor Districtto build a wharf there because it and grade the area for a railroad with Wong’s work, Harford made purchased the landmark from thewas believed that the Avila harbor that would go from his wharf to him his lead man and renamed him federal government to restorewas the safest harbor for ships and San Luis Obispo. But this was not Ah Louis. He soon became a major the lighthouse to its originalschooners bringing dry goods to your normal railroad. He designed leader in the Chinese community in glory. Today there are tours everythe small city of San Luis Obispo. it to use horses for the engine. San Luis Obispo. Saturday according to the Port San Luis Lighthouse website. The fare isIn 1868, John Harford was a mover Harford’s railway was a unique and Harford completed the wharf $20 per person, which is a bargain.and shaker in San Luis Obispo. unusual type of railroad system. and railroad in 1873 and was soonHe, along with several investors, It climbed eighty feet up the side in competition with his former The trip to Avila Beach is alwaysformed a group called the People’s of the hill on the bluffs above the partners, who owned the People’s worth the drive. If you decide toWharf Company. Their goal was location of today’s road. At the top Wharf. Other investors started ride your bike on the Bob Jonesto build a new wharf in Avila that of the eighty-foot climb, he blasted to develop ideas to build a steam trail, remember you are also riding railroad that would run from Avila on the original railroad path that to San Luis Obispo. Around 1874, traveled from Avila Beach to San Harford ended up selling his wharf Luis Obispo. If you drive all the way and railroad for $30,000 to a man down to the old Harford Wharf, named Charles Goodall. imagine a train steaming right down the middle of the wharf and The history of Avila is colorful passing you by on its way to San and filled with lots of interesting Luis Obispo. Learning about local characters, but there is one bit of history is as fun as a warm sunny history that has nothing to do with day at Avila Beach! a wharf or a railroad. This piece of Avila history is the Port San Luis lighthouse, which was built in the Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. late 1800s by the United States Light He graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has House Service. The lighthouse was been teaching for over 20 years. Guy was originally built on a 30-acre plot of selected as San Luis Coastal Unified School District Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. land that was purchased from the Reach him at crabbx5@charter.net.Central Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 12
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  14. 14. Library Voice real love kids to ask uncles and aunts for memories they have about their moms and dads. Sharing and laughing together creates more memories that they can share with their own “someday children!” You will be amazed at what they remember! by Kristen Barnhart Last spring, my daughter went to China with the Women’s ChorusEveryone should be well into One thing I like best about a whole from California State Universitysummer mode now, and enjoying family listening to the same book at Northridge. It was a whirlwind searched and found that pocketall that our beautiful Central Coast together is the way characters tour with performances in venues piece and keep it with me again.has to offer. Hopefully, the whole become known to everyone and as varied as rehearsal rooms and You never know what children willfamily is signed up for various almost join the family as you all full-size concert halls. They were remember.Summer Reading Programs offered remember various scenes. Ramona treated as visiting celebrities andfor babies through grandparents Quimby and Clementine’s hilarious were exposed to foods, sounds, On my birthday this February,at your local Branch Library. Enjoy misadventures become more than and sights they never dreamed my daughter wanted me tosharing your favorite reads around just a fun chapter in a book; they they could experience in just ten think about us getting matchingthe table, or pool, or in the car. Be are gateways into sharing funny days. tattoos. Yikes! I thought aboutsure to check out all the incredible stories from your own family it and decided that, since it wasaudio books for those long summer history. Visits to family members When my daughter returned, she my 60th year, it would be quite aroad trips too. present a great opportunity for had special gifts for her family and way to remember my 50s. And, friends with a story about why she for heaven’s sake, my 21-year-old chose each particular gift for that daughter wanted matching tattoos Child Struggling? person. Her gift for me? A beautiful jade laughing Buddha. This is when with me, her Mother! So I texted her “what, where?” Her answer the memories started pouring in. took my breath away. “Breathe” she wrote, “on our wrists.” My daughter sat me down and made me promise I would wear From the time my daughter was it before she gave it to me, since about a year old until a just a few she knows that I tend to tuck nice years ago, I had a decal on my car’s things away. Then she filled me rear window that read “Breathe” in on the wonder of the Shanghai (so I could be reminded each time Jade Market and how she spent I checked my rear view mirror, and Discover how to help your child! the better part of their free-time so the driver behind me might take FREE Educational Video at: going through every collection of jade Buddhas until she found just a deep breath too). www.TheSpeechAndLearningCoach.com the right one. Then my daughter Breathe was our family “go- went back to her hotel to get the to” comfort word for owies, daughter of their Chinese host hurt feelings, bad dreams, and to make sure that she got the other semi-traumatic childhood best price because it was “really moments. Of course, this word expensive.” also reminded us of blowing out Kmart/ Quarterdeck Center birthday candles and our favorite Arroyo Grande To complete the necklace, my bedtime cuddle book Grandfather (805) 474-1144 daughter picked some white Specializing in: jade beads to be tied into the red cord until it was just right. It was • Attention (ADD / ADHD) Training the perfect gift and I was deeply • Dyslexia & Dysgraphia • Motor Planning & Sensory Processing touched, yet I felt there was more • Speech & Language Therapy to the story. I asked my daughter • Auditory Processing Disorder why it was so imperative that • Behavior & Self-control she find jade for me. She looked • Autism Spectrum Disorders into my eyes and said “Because • Organization / Executive Function Mommy, when I was a little girl you • Social Skills always carried a piece of jade in • Visual Processing your pocket.” • Reading, Writing & Math • Learning Disability Remediation I had no idea when I had stopped carrying jade, but since it was a Schedule an evaluation by Friday, July 27th to “Cambria thing,” I guess that my receive our Central Coast Family magazine discount! daughter was probably only 5 or 6 years old at the time. I haveCentral Coast Family • July 2012 • www.centralcoastfamily.com • Page 14
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