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Apr 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Jim Harrison
Apr 18, 2018
 
Apr 18, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
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Apr 19, 2018
12:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
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Alice Patino has decades of service to Santa Maria. She began her career as a teacher, then a board member in the public school system, and holds various leadership positions with the City of Santa Maria. She grew up in Santa Maria and attended Allan Hancock College. She has served on the City Council since 1999, and in November 2012, she was elected as Mayor, becoming the first female Mayor in Santa Maria’s history. She was re-elected in November 2016.

Her community service activities are numerous. She has served in the Rotary Club of Santa Maria, the Minerva Club, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, Santa Maria Valley Republicans, Santa Maria Valley Beautiful, California Women for Agriculture, was Secretary for California High School Rodeo Association District 7, and is a Board Member of Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley. 

Mrs. Patino was a teacher from 1972 to 1982 with the Santa Maria/Bonita School District. Starting in 1976, she served until 1991 on the Santa Maria Joint Union High School Board. The major issue was to find cost-effective ways of enlarging the existing school campuses and identifying new properties for building new schools. 

From 1994 to 2002 she was a member of the Marian Medical Foundation and as Board president, together with an excellent team of Board members, raised nearly $1 million for critically needed programs. 

She served as a Code Compliance Board Member for the City from 1997 to 1999 and was appointed to the City Council in 2000. A top priority is addressing neighborhood concerns and law enforcement. 

Alice has been married to John Patino for 52 years and they have two sons, both of whom are in the Ag industry; and four grandchildren, and all four are involved in rodeo. 

 

Mayor Alice Patino
Apr 25, 2018
 
Apr 25, 2018
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
 

Joseph is a Caltrans Project Manager in District 5 working on the reconstruction of Highway One at Big Sur.

Joseph Erwin
May 02, 2018
 
May 04, 2018 6:00 PM
 
Mike Cicinato
May 09, 2018
 
May 11, 2018
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 
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May 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Cheryl Tolan
May 16, 2018
 
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Brandon Downing is marketing and creative services director at KSBY-TV, Cordillera’s NBC affiliate in the San Luis Obispo-Santa Barbara, CA, television market. He began his broadcasting career fresh out of high school as an intern in the stations promotion department before quickly being hired in news, where he served as production manager and director of the top-rated evening newscasts for 12 years, prior to his current roll. Downing has helped KSBY remain the dominant station in the market by strategically utilizing limited resources and effectively marketing news and station programming, as well as commercial clients and community projects.

Brandon’s skills in editing, writing, producing and directing have earned him numerous recognitions, including multiple regional Emmy Awards.

He spent most of his childhood in the small coastal town of Cambria and graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. He and his wife Shannon, live in Arroyo Grande with their 6-year-old son, Carter. 

Brandon Downing
May 23, 2018
 
 
May 31, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
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Taylor Matheson was born and raised in south Florida. His parents being avid outdoors people raised Taylor and his siblings in the sun. Naturally Taylor spent most of his time in youth exploring all Florida had to offer. From diving fresh water springs and coral reefs to hiking and hunting the Everglades Taylor grew up with nature.

At 23, when Taylor’s high school sweetheart came back to town for a visit, she offered that he return with her to California. A week later he boarded his first commercial flight. After seeing the Mountains on final approach to L.A.X. he knew there was no turning back. He spent his first five years in the city of Los Angeles hiking and Volunteering in the local Mountains before moving to the Central Coast to start a family. It was there that his love of the outdoors and passion for helping the environment and those people within it coincided. He stumbled into a career doing drought tolerant landscaping, he found that this combined his lust for digging holes with the ability to help people get outside and enjoy their own yard in a way they never thought was possible. Taylor has been working in drought tolerant landscaping for the better part of two years and founded Native Touch Landscapes in 2017. His mission is to create a landscape that will get you to spend more time outside, whether that be cooking and enjoying a meal, making sure that your lawn is water efficient, or enjoying the local wildlife in while sipping a nice chardonnay. -Native Touch Landscapes- (805) 723-0916 

Taylor Matheson
Jun 06, 2018
 
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Jun 19, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. degree in Biology at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2000. She currently works for Caltech as a scientific analyst. As an active member of Amnesty International, she focuses on human rights issues in China. She has been volunteering for the Epoch Media Group, the largest global Chinese media outlet broadcasting uncensored news about China, by participating television programs including “Journey to the East," “Learning Chinese is Fun," “1,000 Steps of Fun in Taiwan,” and “Zooming in China." Since 2012, she has given more than 180 presentations to community organizations about Chinese culture, history, and human rights.

 
Dr. Wen Chen
Jun 20, 2018
 
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Jun 21, 2018
12:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Jun 22, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Second Lieutenant Amy Rasmussen
Jun 27, 2018
 
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Aug 23, 2018
12:30 PM – 6:00 PM