2016 June PASO Magazine


A monthly look at life in the remarkable community of Paso Robles.


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A Monthly Look at Life in Our Remarkable Communities 2016





By Dorothy Rogers



Meet the members of PASO Magazine







April at the Estrella Warbirds Museum

and the Woodland Auto Display.

Tours schedule for the year.


Christie Youngdale Retires After 38 Years

Teaching in Paso Robles

Summer Art Offerings for Kids and Adults

at Studios on the Park

Paso Robles Chamber Ballet Competes at

Regional Dance of America Pacific Festival

Ravine Waterpark Celebrates 10 Years

With a New Ride, ‘Thunder Run’

Templeton Scout Works Toward His Eagle

English Tutors Needed in Paso Robles


Downtown City Park Receives a Face Lift

Estrella Warbirds Wings & Wheels 8 a

Huge Success...Next Up: Mega Swap Meet

At the Paso Robles Library

Fireworks will fly through the sky

at PASO Pops on July 2

18 th Annual Winemakers’ Cookoff

set for August 13

Summer Concert Series in City Park

begins Thursday, June 16

Sweden’s 63 person BIG Big Band

coming to Trinity Lutheran

The Voice of the Visitor Center

A column By Karyl Lammers

Relay for Life - One Day, One Night,

One Community - One Fight

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San Miguel Reflections -

A Column By Lynne Schmitz

Come out to the Model A, Model T, and

early V-8’s car show June 4 in San Miguel

Meade Canine Rescue

Plans Fundraiser at Cass Winery

Morro Bay Art in the Park

July 2, 3 and 4

CASA – Bringing a Friend

and a Voice to a Child

Symphony at Sunset

Evening of Americana Family Pops

Under the Stars

County Perspective

By Bruce Curtis

Foundation for the Performing Arts Center

Set to Increase Reach

Hunger Awareness Day

Friday, June 3

This ’N’ That - A Collection of ‘Stuff’

Concerts in the Park Start

Wednesday, June 8 in Templeton

Fig Good Food Opens a Second Location

Inside Courtney’s House




Cool stuff to do for the month ahead!


What’s Happening on Main Street?

By Millie Drum

Business Spotlight

By Meagan Friberg

Local Goods Report

By The Team at General Store Paso Robles


Where to find just about anything

and everything to do in June


State of the North County:

Things Are Looking Up

By Heather Young


Christie Youngdale Retires After

38 Years Teaching in Paso Robles

photo by Heather Young



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By Bob Chute



We celebrated our 15th anniversary last month.

It’s interesting how businesses evolve. It was actually

three years ago this month I invited 15 members of

our crew to a brainstorming session at the Paso Robles

Inn and all 15 attended. We threw out numerous ideas

over several hours and explored how we could all work

together to make the Paso Robles Magazine more current,

more relevant, a better product.

Great stuff, great ideas…but I just couldn’t get

myself to lead us there. The magazine was respected

and appreciated…our advertisers were getting results

and the readers told me again and again they loved it

and read it cover to cover every month.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

Change is tough…especially for one with a typewriter

mindset in a digital world like myself (listen

to I’m an Analog Man in a Digital World by Joe Walsh

and you’ll understand).

But, if you’re standing still you’re falling behind,

right?…and other appropriate cliches.

But we didn’t give up. I am so incredibly blessed with

so many around me who believe in me and this publication.

Last fall we started meeting to ponder that new

direction yet again…so many with so many ideas and

belief in what we could be. This time we added a consultant,

Steve Hinton, to help in lighting a fire under me.

We discussed content and a new look and, heaven

forbid, a new masthead! A new masthead? I loved the

Paso Robles Magazine logo that Janice Pluma created

for us sooooo many years ago.

But, we explored numerous new looks created by our

resident graphics creator Travis Ruppe. I know I frustrate

this man all too often with my desire to tweak his

ideas and layouts, just this much. He gave us several possibilities

to consider…but none of them grabbed me.

Then I picked up the TravelPaso.com brochure

geared for tourists and read the introductory paragraph,

“Paso Robles welcomes you to our experiential destination

and invites you to call it by its nickname, Paso. This

guide will give you a sample of the plethora of options

found here…”

And voilà, it actually came together for me this

time. I got excited. We’re friendly, we’re local, we have a

plethora of options in our great product and last month

marked the beginning of our new direction with a

whole new feeling: PASO Magazine.

Then I started looking around and I was obviously

not the first to utilize this shortcut logo…Paso PetCare,

Paso Printers, PASO Chevrolet, among others. Then it

dawned on me…when I purchased my car on the last

day of 2007 I added a vanity license plate as PASO

MAG. Geez, that was nearly 10 year ago and I’m just

now getting that vibe? Oh my, such as it is in my world.

Seriously, faithful readers, I hope you like our new

look. More space, better graphics and text that is actually

large enough to read! A lady in my church had

cornered me several Sundays over the years asking me

to PLEASE make the type larger so she could see it

easier. But I was committed to getting in as much

“stuff ” as possible. After the first PASO Magazine

came out last month she came to me, gave me a hug

and said, “Thank you, I appreciate it.”

Wow, sometimes I think this world I work in requires

just too much of an effort to stay in step. Then

I get that hug or have a person give me a thumbs up

along with other kudos…and, wow…blessed doesn’t

begin to cover it.

Last month we also expanded our distribution to include

dropping a number of copies at every hotel, motel

and vacation rental in our distribution area, recognizing

visitors to our community are a very important factor in

doing business in PASO! Onward and upward!

Special thanks to Travis Ruppe and Denise

McLean for making it happen it happen, along with

Millie Drum, my wife Rhoda, and several others

involved in the transformation of your PASO

Magazine. I hope you noticed their photos and

explanation of their role with us in last month’s mag.

Stay tuned, this is just the beginning, we have a

number of ideas that will take the PASO Magazine

to new levels to better represent our wonderful community

and, hopefully, be an even better read for you.

Thank you…and please continue to support

our local merchants - they make the FREE mailing

of the Paso Robles Magazine, make that PASO

Magazine, possible.

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Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin continues to

promote local history on his year-long tour of local

museums. The April stop was the Estrella Warbirds

Museum and the Woodland Auto Display at the Paso

Robles Airport. The Mayor took an extensive tour

through the complexes, viewing archives, military displays

and classic cars and automobiles.

“Too many people don’t understand the high quality

of historical displays and information to be found

in our local museums,” said Martin. “The facilities at

our airport are top of the line and getting better every

day. They represent a tremendous resource for researchers,

history buffs and families traveling through

ours are seeking quality recreational opportunities.”

On the third Wednesday of each month the Mayor

visits a different local museum, inviting the public to

join him and local history experts in an exploration of

the roots of local culture. Admission is free and the

tours last about an hour.


Mission San Miguel, Wednesday, June 8

Atascadero Historical Society, Wednesday, July 13

Cambria Historical Society, Wednesday, August 10

Santa Margarita Historical Society,

Wednesday, September 14

Rios-Caledonia Adobe, Wednesday, October 12

Cayucos Historical Society, Wednesday, November 9

For more information about the Mayor’s Museum

Tour visit www.prcity.com or www.travelpaso.com.

Grigger Jones, left, Mayor Steve Martin and Richard

Woodland at the Woodland Auto Display.

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By Heather Young

Christie Youngdale is a third generation

Paso Roblan. Though her family moved to

the Bay Area after third grade, they have all

returned to Paso Robles. She’s retiring at the

end of the school year after 38 years teaching,

all of which has been in Paso Robles.

She started out volunteering at Georgia

Brown Elementary School in special education


“Someone told me about a special education

class at Georgia Brown,” Youngdale said.

“I just kept going back and volunteering until

they hired me.”

She worked as a teacher’s aide while taking

classes at Cal Poly to get her degree to become

a teacher. “I just fell in love [with teaching

special education],” she said.

After earning her degree and teaching credentials,

she taught first grade at Bauer Speck

for five years, before she started teaching special

education at the school. It was the same

school she attended for elementary school

when her family lived in Paso Robles.

“I loved the challenge of [teaching special

education] and I still do,” Youngdale said.

“Every kid is a treasure. Every kid is different,

figuring out how best they learn is the


Twenty years ago, Youngdale, a resource

specialist, and speech therapist Linda Stinson

started Little PEPers – Preschool Education

Program -- on the Bauer Speck Elementary

campus. She had been teaching K-5, but

wanted to work part-time because she had

two young children. It was at that time that

all school districts in California were mandated

to serve 3-year-olds with special needs.

So Little PEPers was started. Over the years,

she was bumped up to fulltime.

Little PEPers services 3- to 5-year-old preschoolers

who need early intervention as

identified by an individualized education program.

The preschool focuses on gross motor

and oral motor skills. The amount of time a

child spends at the preschool depends on

their needs, as identified in their IEPs.

Additionally, Youngdale teaches a short

class to parents – in both English and with

Spanish language support – about how to

facilitate their children’s development in

language, readiness skills, health and adaptive

skills, social and play skills, fine motor

skills, gross motor skills and speech sound


“I really love my job,” Youngdale said. “My

body is tired, but I’m not. … I don’t know how

many days are left.”

Youngdale even met her husband of 25

years, Todd, through her work. Todd is one

of 11 children and three

of his sisters live locally

and work in the special

education field, one as a

special education teacher

and two as speech therapists.

One of his sisters

invited Youngdale to a

party, which is where she

met Todd. They have two

grown sons; one is getting

married in the fall.

To honor Youngdale

for her 38 years of service,

the Little PEPers

team – Stinson, education

in Paso Robles

Featured Home of the Month

specialist Diana Makowetski, paraeducator

Michele Romero and bilingual paraeducator

Mora Tinoco – threw her a surprise party in

early May. The party included coworkers,

employees from the school district and past

and current students’ parents.

“It was for all the people to recognize

her,” Stinson said. “It’s been great [working

with her]. She is an excellent teacher and she

really critically thinks about what children

need. She pushes me to be a better teacher.”

Youngdale’s last day of work is June 13. In

her retirement, Youngdale said she will travel

and garden, among other things, though she

said she knows she’s going to miss the Little


Photos by Heather Young

Little PEPers team, from left, Linda Stinson, Christie Youngdale,

Mora Tinoco and Michele Romero. Not pictured is Diana Makowetski.



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Studios on the Park has workshops,

classes, and camps for every age group

Summer Art Offerings for Kids and Adults

By Meagan Friberg

The summer months are kicking

off in a big way at Studios on the

Park, with classes, camps, workshops

and more for the young and youngat-heart

in our community as the

nonprofit art center staff, resident and

guest artists, and volunteers continue

their mission to “educate, excite, and

inspire” the artist in all of us.

For the kids

Help inspire your child or maybe

those grandkids visiting this summer

by signing them up for the

Studios Summer Camp series with

Eve Chartrand and Anna Meyrick.

Geared towards boys and girls in the

7-14 age range, with morning, afternoon,

and full-day sessions available,

camps include small-group instruction,

high-quality art materials and,

on Fridays, a mini art show.

Unique, educational, and fun, the

summer art camps at Studios are the

only ones in the local area taught

by two professional artists. With 50

years of combined art experience,

Chartland and Meyrick bring a

wealth of experience and knowledge

to the campers. Meyrick also

offers a class every Thursday from

4-5:30 p.m. at Studios and says, “I

enjoy working with children, teaching

them new skills, helping them

problem solve as they create their

own visions, find their own style, encouraging

them to explore, learn, and

make mistakes.”

In camp one, Ceramics, Paper

Mache and Fiber Art, kids will create

with clay, learn about glazes, and

explore mask making with paper

mache and more. They will learn

about fiber art and dye clothes using

dye techniques and hand painting

dye, as well as learn and practice the

art of silk painting. The second camp

offering – Art Exploration – will

have campers drawing, painting, and

creating with various art supplies

and making masterpieces with their

instructors’ guidance. Camp three

takes young artists Around the World

as they explore diversity, cultures, art

appreciation and the process of creating

unique projects. Campers are

encouraged to experiment with pencils,

inks, colored pencils, watercolors

and/or acrylics on canvas.

For the adult crowd

For the more experienced adult

artists, renowned nocturnal artist

Thomas Van Stein will offer his

Urban Nocturne Plein Air Painting

Workshop June 17-19. Two night sessions

will take place outside, with a

follow-up session to complete paintings

in the Studios art classroom.

Learn techniques and perspectives

from Van Stein that will help make

your paintings come alive.

Van Stein encourages those with

painting experience to take this

workshop and learn how to capture

the illusion of light and dark contrast,

a technique known as Chiaroscuro

made famous by Rembrandt

and other Old Masters. The canvases

will be illuminated and participants

will learn details from some of the

gritty, interesting architecture in the

downtown area.

“We will be outside, on the streets

and near the railroad tracks, and

taking advantage of the moonlight,”

says Van Stein. “The workshop is

great for those that have dabbled

in plein air and want to learn more

about this advanced level of painting.

Using the skills that I teach, they will

use certain palate configurations to

make their paintings look more authentic;

it’s all about authenticity.”

Keep up-to-date on additional

camps, workshops, and classes offered

during the summer and throughout the

year when you check out www.studiosonthepark.org,

the Studios on the Park

Facebook page, call 238-9800, or stop

by 1130 Pine St.

Urban Nocturne Plein

Air Painting Workshop

with Thomas Van Stein

Workshop takes place on two

nights and one day

Friday, June 17, 5-10 p.m.

Saturday, June 18, 5-10 p.m.

Sunday, June 19, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$275 workshop fee plus $14

materials fee

Call 238-9800 or go to StudiosOn

ThePark.org to register & for more

info. For more info on Thomas Van

Stein, go to thomasvanstein.net.

Kids’ Summer Art

Camps at Studios

June 13 –17 Ceramics,

Paper Mache and Fiber Art

June 20– 24 Art Exploration

June 27–July 1 Around the World

Morning session, 9 a.m. – noon;

$175 for 5 days

Afternoon session, 1 - 4 pm;

$175 for 5 days

Full day session; $325 for 5 days

Call 238-9800 or go to StudiosOn

ThePark.org to register & for

more info, including additional

camp options during the summer.

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competes at Regional

Dance of America

Pacific Festival

By Heather Young

The Paso Robles Chamber Ballet went to Phoenix in early May to

perform in the Regional Dance of America Pacific Festival. The company

has been adjudicated by the organization since 2009. It did not

become a full member until 2011.

“Once you are accepted into the organization as a ‘full Member,’

you are adjudicated every year,” said Cheryle Armstrong, the artistic director

for Class Act Dance Performing Arts Studio and Paso Robles

Chamber ballet. “If the adjudicator writes a report that you “meet

Standards” then you continue with the performance and attend Festival.

In order to be officially adjudicated and accepted into this year’s festival,

earlier this year Adjudicator Michael Uthoff came to see a ballet

class and two dances.

“What’s very important is the focus and the quality of training of

the kids,” Uthoff said. “My responsibility is to determine [what] work

[the companies will present at the festival].”

Armstrong said that besides upholding high standards, the adjudications

allows the company, Armstrong and the dancers the opportunity

to network with others in the dance community.

“I grew up in Washington, D.C., I wanted to keep the standards

high,” Armstrong said. “You’re affiliated with 100-plus dance companies

in the United States.”

Photo by Heather Young

Uthoff chose one the group’s dances, “Pandora’s Box,” for them to

perform at the festival.

The festival in Phoenix includes 3,000 pre-professional dancers from

90 pre-professional companies. There, the dancers participated in master

classes, auditions for scholarships and three evenings of performances.

“The festival is a place for the companies to be seen and to dance,”

Uthoff said. “I try to bring to them a totally different look at what

life in dance is like … [and] what is expected of them if they go into

dance professionally or in college.”

The Paso Robles Chamber Ballet consists of Lauren Wood,

Gabriella Trevisan, Koby Wescom, Grace Shirley, Jenieveve Crossett

and Katy Moffatt.

The North County Dance and Performing Arts Foundation is a nonprofit

organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the performing

arts in North County. Its mission is to “expose the public to the

richness and diversity of the performing arts while developing pride,

self-confidence, discipline and responsibility in the performers.”

For more information on the organization and to find out about

upcoming events, including the annual “The Nutcracker” ballet that is

performed each December at the Templeton High School Performing

Arts Center, go to www.ncdpaf.org.

Regional Dance America is a national organization that’s dedicated

to promoting dance, primarily ballet. Its mission is to advance and

foster the growth and education of dancers, choreographers, directors

and dance companies throughout the United States and Canada.


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English Tutors

needed in

Paso Robles

Imagine not being able to understand

a prescription label or

even read a book to a child! It is

estimated that 25,000 San Luis

Templeton Scout works

toward his Eagle

On a Saturday in May, the scouts

of Templeton Boy Scout Troop 434

came together to help 13 year old

scout, Jacob Shapero, complete his

Eagle Scout project.

Jacob led the scouts in a beautification

project of the grounds

outside the Templeton School District

offices. The project included

sanding and painting benches, trimming

trees and bushes, and pulling

weeds. Jacob has been motivated

to obtain the rank of Eagle Scout

since joining the troop in 2013 and

he plans to continue being a scout

because “it’s fun!”

Troop 434 has an incredible record

of producing Eagle Scouts – 11

in the last five years alone, and 37

since 1998! And Senior Patrol Leader,

Cameron Clark, will be leading

the troop next month in the completion

of his Eagle Scout project!

Obispo County residents find

themselves in this predicament

because they are illiterate. In our

county, Literacy for Life has been

working for over 30 years to provide

literacy services which help

community members function

more effectively.

This volunteer organization

provides individualized, one-toone

tutoring for adults in reading,

writing and math skills, as well as

instruction in English for speakers

of other languages. This program

also supports learners pursuing

high school completion by passing

the GED test.

Literacy for Life has helped

people with numerous goals, including

studying for and passing

the U.S. Citizenship exam, obtaining

a better job, learning to

manage family finances, passing a

driver’s test, communicating with

medical professionals, and helping

a child with homework.

Literacy for Life offers both an

English literacy program as well as

an ESL (English as a Second Language)

program. The ESL program

is designed for those who understand

little to no English, and who

must be taught to speak, read and

write in English. The basic literacy

program is intended for native

speakers of English who have a

diminished capacity to read and/or

write. A variety of techniques and

materials are used to aid in meeting

the needs of these learners.

Literacy for Life

has been working

for over 30 years

to provide literacy

services which

help community

members function

more effectively.

Literacy for Life has an urgent

need for volunteer tutors in Paso

Robles. Volunteer tutors are asked

to take a two-day training and

should have good skills in reading,

writing, and speaking English

as well as the qualities of patience

and compassion.

For more information and to get

on the list for the next tutor training,

call 805-541-4219 / (800)

459-4219 or email info@literacyforlifeslo.org

Troop 434 Scouts, from left:

Devin Cunha, Carson Nauta,

Cameron Clark, Matthew Magie,

David Magie, and Jacob Shaper

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The family at The Ravine Waterpark is excited

to kick off their 10th year of “SOAKING

THE CENTRAL COAST.” Their goal from

day one has been to be a safe and fun family

park for the entire family and all age levels.

A decade later they continue with the exact

same goal.

Three years ago they opened Quadzilla, a

300-foot long, 4-lane racing slide providing simultaneous

fun as well as the joy of competition.

Watching a close race between 2 children, a

mother and Grandpa at The Ravine is priceless.

This year they are proud to bring to the

Ravine, Thunder Run, a 6,000 gallons per minute

raft adventure ride that takes up to four

people and plunges 5 stories down to a 75

foot lagoon. Grab the family or a group of

friends and take the plunge.

As in summers past, they have lots of fun

events planned for the whole family. They

kicked off the summer May 28, 29 and 30.

Looking ahead, what better way to spend the

July 4th weekend ( July 2-4) than at the Ravine’s

Red, White and BBQ 2016. It will be a weekend

of fun in the sun, mouth-watering Santa

Maria style BBQ, live music, prize giveaways

and so much more.

Plus! You won’t want to miss meeting Disney

Channel star Miranda May (LOU) from

Disney’s BUNK’D on Saturday, July 16

from 1 to 4 p.m.

These are just a few of the fun events happening

this summer. Check out the website at TheRavine

.com for other upcoming events.

The entire crew at The Ravine Waterpark want to

thank everyone that has visited the park in the last

10 years. “We pride ourselves on what we have built

and we will continue our goal of The Ravine being a

safe and fun family park for the entire family.”

Drive our furniture delivery truck, and help deliver furniture

to our customer's homes...which means a qualified applicant


insurance purposes there is absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS to this

qualification. Your screening process will include a nationwide

criminal background check, including a credit check and

pre-employment drug test.

Have the ability to load and unload heavy furniture without


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Have a solid knowledge of basic hand tools as you will be

required to unbox and assemble furniture... beds, chairs, tables


Be a team player in working together to keep the warehouse

(inside and out), assembly room and showroom room clean and

well organized. Everyone here chips in on cleaning duties.

The representation of our company to our customers, is of

the UTMOST IMPORTANCE. This position requires a clean-cut,

customer friendly, and professional personality.

Starting pay for this job is $15 per hour which will be raised

QUICKLY for the right fit. The job hours are 10 to 6 (with

occasional evening deliveries scheduled). This job includes

a consistent two days together off per week. We are flexible

and will try hard to work with your preferences for which days

off. Additional benefits include select paid holidays and paid

vacation time.

Please call American Oak Furniture at 805-238-3242 to make A

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no scheduled events had to be moved or canceled.

The crews did great in providing ‘workarounds’

to make sure events like Wine Festival,

Festival of the Arts, Olive Festival and

Music-In-The-Park all happened as they

should have. In the future, a water-feature of

some sort will be added and most likely other

items too as funding becomes available.

Hey there – to all who had a part in this

great “Fix The Park” project, thank you for

doing it for us! Nicely done!

By Chuck Desmond

Have you noticed how fresh and new our

downtown City Park is? Paso’s park has been

the cornerstone meeting spot in El Paso de

Robles for a veerrrry long time. With thousands

and thousands of feet crisscrossing it each year

for the myriad of events, picnics and ‘take-abreath-stopovers’,

it was time for a face lift.

Former City Community Development Director

(he’s since retired), Ed Gallagher, found

a State of California Housing-Related Parks

Program Grant back in 2014. On behalf of the

City, he applied and Paso was chosen to receive

a very tidy sum of $804,450. The funds were to

be used for fixing some of the old and more

worn-out pieces. The catch was that the work

had to be done and the funds had to be used

(paid) by the end of this month – June, 2016.

Lickity-split, priorities were established and an

additional influx of $650,000 from Paso Redevelopment

funds were added in to take the

project as far as it could go. After presentations

to City Council, the project was approved and

Nov. 2014 was the “Get-Started” date.

Ms. Freda Berman, the official Maintenance

Supervisor for the city, was assigned as the lead

person on the job. She reported to Doug Monn

who was the Public Works Director (he’s also

now retired) and Freda now reports to Dick

McKinley. Freda has been on City staff for 12

years and she carries a BA Degree from USC

and a MS Degree from Boston University. Her

responsibilities do not include City infrastructure

like road construction, water, waste water or

underground pipes but she supervises virtually

everything else that needs repair in Paso’s parks,

streets, fleet, and City buildings.

First chore was to get an architect to lay out

the changes and then find a General Contractor

to do the work. SSA Landscape Architects from

Santa Cruz won the bid for the design work and

Brough Construction from

Arroyo Grande was chosen

as the contractor. By January

of 2016, shovels were working

and Freda was putting in

Workers place the pavers at the

north end of the park entrance to the

Carnegie Library, now defined by two

pillars after the fountain was removed.

some very long days.

Here’s the list of changes you’ll notice or have

already seen.

• The pathways are now ADA compliant.

• The fountain is gone and the main entrance

to the park is through new monuments that

adorn a plaza setting. These help focus on

The Carnegie that make this historic building

more stately. It is the home of the Paso Robles

Historical Society and is rightfully so – smack

in the center of the park!

• The Gazebo, BBQ pits and Horseshoe pits

are are all fixed up and repaired

• There are two brand new play areas – one for

toddlers and one for “bigger kids.” New swings,

a teeter-totter, sand pits, monkey bars and

climbing rails are added.

• For you old timers, here’s one you’ll like.

Remember the old merry-go-round that used

to be in the park? Maybe it was put there 70

years ago or possibly more. Then about 15 years

ago it was taken out because it wasn’t ‘safe’ to

play on – someone could fall off and get hurt!”

Thankfully, leadership at Pioneer Museum on

Riverside Ave. recognized the relevance of the

old jewel. They saved it and it is now outside

the original 1-room Geneseo School on the

Museum campus. But the agreement in getting

it was that it had to be welded tight so it

couldn’t spin. Hmmmm!

• So, now there will be a new merry-goround.

This one is ADA compliant. Again, I

say, hmmmm.

• Some new trees are planted and the Oak

from the Quasquicentennial celebration across

from Cold Stone is doing just fine.

• Irrigation and electrical upgrades that were

sorely needed are finished as well. Breakers

don’t pop and the sprinklers water where and

what they should.

Let’s recap a bit here.

The park project was to

provide as many updates

and fixes as were

possible. Through the

work period, the park

was never closed and

Freda Berman, Maintenance

Supervisor for the City, oversees

the project.




The Downtown City Park Playground area

was last upgraded in 1980 and is now in desperate

need of renovation. The playground structures

have deteriorated through the years.

Recently, the REC Foundation joined with

the City of Paso Robles to fund and

begin the Downtown City Park Playground

Project and park revitalization.

Though the Foundation planted

the seed for this project over 10 years

ago with a $10,000 commitment, the

past three years have been concentrated on creating

awareness and raising money to upgrade

the City Park, specifically the playground.

Seasons of Concerts in the Park attendees

have contributed to the Playground Project

fund, encouraged by 13 dedicated individuals

who make up the REC Foundation Board

of Directors. Concert collections total $29,700

with a $25,000 match from the Foundation. Private

individual donations total $40,100.

Overall, the REC Foundation is contributing

$94,800 to the revitalization effort. The

monies raised were the impetus that brought

the Paso Robles City Council to authorize execution

of a state agreement for a grant from

the California Department of Housing and

Community Development Housing-Related

Parks Program for $804,450. The funds will

be used to rehabilitate Downtown City Park,

which includes the playground renovation.

The conditions of the grant stipulates that the

funds be used by June 30, 2016.

Contributions made specifically to the

REC Foundation will be maintained in a park

endowment account to cover needed repairs

and maintenance of the new playground.

Individual donors will be recognized

throughout the Playground by permanent displays

of brick pavers, medallions, and signs.

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By Bob Chute

The Estrella Warbirds and

Woodland Auto Display continue

to add to their success

each year with the Warbirds

Wings & Wheels Open House

and Car Show…this year was

the 8th rendition on Saturday,

May 7 and over 4500

were in attendance to check

out the over 250 cars situated

in and around the museum’s

incredible collection of military

aircraft and displays. The

weather was perfect…and everyone

seemed to be having a

fantastic time.

Dennis Gage of My Classic

Car interviews Mary Pozzi of

Monterey about her ‘73 Camaro.

This year the host of SPEED

Channel’s My Classic Car, Dennis

Gage was on hand. He subjected

himself to a Q&A during

the Friday night dinner and

barn dance to the always popular

Monte Mills and his Lucky

Horseshoe Band.

Then Saturday he took along

his film crew and wandered

the grounds checking out the

amazing rides and interviewing

several owners for a show to be

aired after the first of the year

on the SPEED Channel. Now

in it’s 21st season, his program is

carried on Velocity, NBC Sports

Network, MATV and Rev’n

networks reaching over 100

million households!

There were 24 classes for

the Car Show and the proud

winners included: 1 - Model

A Fords - Paul Hollman; 2 -

Model T - Rob & Kelly Rohrer;


3 - 1900-1934 Modified - ’32

Ford Vicky of Mickey Evans;

4 - 1935-1954 modified - ’37

Ford Tudor of Chris & Debi

Silva; 5 - 1955 to present - 1962

Chevy Bel Air of Randy Conte;

6 - 1931 Cadillac of Tom

Young; 7 - 1955 to

present - 69 Cadillac

of William O’Neil;

8 - Pickups 1900-

1944 - 1933 Ford of

Larry Eastwood; 9

- Pickups - 1945 to

present - 1955 F100

of James Mann; 10 -

Ranchero/El Camino

- 66 Ranchero of

Jerry Jones; 11 - Pony

Cars - 69 Camaro

Z28 of Jones Campbell;

12 - Corvettes, 1953-1982

- 1961 of Anthony Charney;

13 - Corvettes, 1983 - present -

2009 of Richard Sherwood; 14 -

Mustangs - 1964-1978, 1966 of

Donald Oldt; 15 - Mustangs -

1979 to present - 2007 of Scott

Cooper; 16 - Thunderbirds - all

- Larry Olsen; 17 - Muscle Cars

- All American - 69

Dodge Dart Swinger of

John & Liz Coon; 18 -

Shelby Mustang/Cobra

- 1967 Cobra of James

Ellis; 19 - Sports/Foreign

- 1948 Thames

Panel Van of Paul Single;

20 - Special Interest

- 1966 Corsair of Richard

Turner; 21 - Motorcycles,

all - 66 Triumph Bonneville

of Thomas Leatherwood; 22 -

Military, all - 1945 Jeep of Barry

Lewis; 23 - Modern Challengers

- 2013 of Patrick Merge; and

24 - Race Cars - Silver Crown

of Jim Wildharber. The President’s

Choice was a 1966 Mustang

of Donald Oldt.

The Woodland Auto Display

Choice of Show Award winner

was Marc McCaslin.

Dick Woodland, right, joined by noted custom

car designer Bones Noteboom, left, present

the Woodland Auto Display Choice of Show

Award to Marc McCaslin for his modified

1936 Ford Coupe. Photo by Steve Lochen


Inaugural Central

Coast Mega

Swap Meet



The Woodland Auto Display

at the Estrella Warbirds Museum,

in conjunction with 1010 Garage,

presents the Inaugural Central

Coast Mega SWAP MEET on

Sunday, September 25, from 6

a.m. to 4 p.m. for just a $5 admission

that includes admission

to the Swap Meet, the Warbird

Museums, the Woodland Auto

Display and free parking.

Categories include NEW &

USED PARTS for street rods,

vintage autos, vintage race cars,

vintage motorcycles, vintage

Tractor… hit and miss engines,

Petroliana Collectables,

Automotive Art, a car

corral and vendors with

a variety of Auto related

products. A Food Court

will feature Firestone

Walker beer.


MEET takes place at the

Estrella Warbird Museum,

4251 Dry Creek

Road in Paso Robles,

near the airport.

For more info: call

Wayne at (805) 460-9181

or warbirds.com

24 PASO Magazine, June 2016

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Paso Robles welcomes

Angelica Fortin as City


The City of Paso Robles announced

recently that following

an extensive nation-wide search,

Angelica Fortin has been named

the new City Librarian. Fortin will

oversee the operations of the Library,

including strategic planning,

personnel management, budget

preparation, and marketing of

library materials and programs.

“We welcome Angelica’s contemporary

view of public library

service,” affirmed Library and

Recreation Services Director, Julie

Dahlen. “Not only will she aptly

lead the Library in the digital

age, Angelica is keenly prepared

to meet the unique information

needs of our community.”

For the past 10 years, Fortin

has worked for the San Diego

County Library system, most

recently serving as the county’s

Program Services Manager,

Volunteer Coordinator, Training

Coordinator and Bookmobile

Supervisor. In this role,

she supervised critical support

services to 33 branch libraries

as well as two bookmobiles in

the San Diego County Library

system, an area that spans over

4,000 square miles. In 2012, the

San Diego County Library was

named Library of the Year by

Library Journal.

A native of San Diego, Fortin is

looking forward to becoming an

integral part of the Paso Robles

community. “Getting to know

this area and the people that our

Library serves is a top priority for

me,” she says.

Empowering a community

through Library service has

been a driving

force in Fortin’s

career. “Libraries

open the world to

people by providing

resources that

empower community

members in

so many ways” says

Fortin. “Libraries

offer a taste of

something that can transform

a life, from offering services to

help our citizens become employable

to opening the door for

children to a lifelong quest for

knowledge and discovery.”

“This philosophy of library service

and Ms. Fortin’s genuine love

of community make her the perfect

fit for the Paso Robles City

Library,” commented Dahlen.

Tie yourself in knots at

the Library!

The Paso Robles City Library

welcomes teens for a morning

of crafting Friday, June 24 from

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Library.

Teens ages 14-17 will hammer

out a good time making their

very own string art initial. Due to

limited supplies, FREE pre-registration

is required. Registration

begins Monday, June 13 at the

Circulation Desk.

String Art has made a comeback!

This cool, creative craft requires

only a few nails and some

pretty string to create awesomely

original works of art. All supplies

are provided, but don’t forget

to B.Y.O.H. (Bring Your Own


Call for display proposals

at Library

The Paso Robles City Library

encourages the artistic and cultural

interests of the community by providing

space in the Library to display

visual art and other exhibits of

interest to the public. The Library

Board of Trustees reviews proposals

annually to select displays for

the following year. The duration of

the displays is usually one month.

Applications are available at

the Library and at www.prcity.

com and will be accepted no later

than August 31, 2016.

Proposals should include a completed

application along with photographs

or other representation of

the work to be displayed.

Submit application packet to

Paso Robles City Library, Attention:

Don Rader, 1000 Spring St.,

Paso Robles CA 93446. For more

information or to have an application

mailed to you, contact Don at

237-3870 or drader@prcity.com.

Summer of Art in the

Paso Robles Library

The Paso Robles City Library’s

summer of art kicks off in June with

landscapes, florals, animals, still-life,

and abstracts by the Senior Center

Art Group. This group of artists

meets at the Paso Robles Senior

Center to paint, share techniques,

tips, and creative ideas, and to have

a great artsy time with watercolors,

pastels, colored pencils, and oils.

And don’t miss the colorful collages

of Hart Junge in the display case.

July and August offer the

works of local photographers


Russ Surber, in July, and Dean

Crawford, Jr., in August. After a

professional career that kept him

abroad, Surber and his wife, Denise,

returned to the area, settling

in Paso Robles. Surber tries to

capture the grandeur and majesty

of the west in his images, especially

the natural beauty of the

Central Coast. Crawford teaches

digital photography for the City

of Paso Robles and rides motorcycles

in the countryside in search

of that great landscape image.

The Paso Robles City Library

is located at 1000 Spring Street

and is open Monday - Friday 10-

8, and Saturday 10-5. For more

information on library programs

and events, please call 237-3870

or visit www.prcity.com/library.

Steel Drum Duo to perform

at the Paso Robles Library

Local steel drum performers,

The Chrome Addicts, will be performing

at the Paso Robles Library

on Friday, June 24 at 6 p.m.

in the Library Conference Room.

The Chrome Addicts originated

from Aircut Music Studio

in San Luis Obispo. The steel

drums that are played by Patty

Dee and Andrea Iversen are

chromed 55-gallon oil drums

that have been fashioned into

beautiful looking and sounding

instruments. Their repertoire

includes traditional Caribbean

songs, Afro-Cuban, calypso, reggae,

jazz and pop arrangements,

taking you on a lovely musical

journey. Patty plays double seconds

and Andrea is on tenor, enhanced

by backing music.

Call the library at 237-3870

for more information.

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Summer Concert Series in

City Park begins Thursday, June 16

The Paso Robles Recreation

Foundation, in partnership with

Paso Robles Recreation services

and J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines,

presents the 2016 Summer Concerts

in the Park beginning June

16. The kicks-off at 5:30 p.m. on

Thursday, June 16 and continue

weekly through August 18.

“Our concert series has become

a favorite summer tradition among

locals and visitors alike,” commented

Lynda Holt, Manager of Recreation

Services for the City of Paso

Robles. “We invite you to gather

in our newly renovated City Park

with friends and family, put on

your dancing shoes or spread out

the picnic blanket and celebrate

summer with us!”

Ten of the areas most popular

musical groups were selected from

more than 75 applicants to perform

during the series. The 2016

Summer Concerts in the Park

Lineup every Thursday is:

June 16 - Truth About Seafood

(Classic Rock)

June 23 - The Small Kicks

(American Folk Rock)

June 30 - Monte Mills

(Country and Old Time Rock

and Roll)

July 7 - Ricky Montijo

& the Mojitos

(Funk, Motown, R&B and Latin)

July 14 - Route 66

(Classic Rock and Roll)

July 21 - Ry Bradley

(Rockin’ Country)

July 28 - Mama Tumba

(Multicultural, Afro, Latin and Jazz)

August 4 - Incendio

(World Fusion)

August 11 - The Martin

Paris Band

(Classic Rock and Country)

August 18 - Shelly & the Classics

(Country, Rock and Pop)

be available for purchase from a different

Paso Robles restaurant during

each concert.

Concerts in the Park is presented

in cooperation with PASO

Magazine and the Downtown

Paso Robles Main Street Association.

For more concert information

or to sponsor a concert, call the

City’s Recreation Division at 237-

The BIG Big Band From

Sweden is coming to the Paso

Robles area as part of their

10th US tour since their first in

1978. This 63-person band will

appear at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,

June 22 at Trinity Lutheran

Church, 940 Creston Road,

Paso Robles.

The BIG Big Band from Sweden

includes young people in

their late teens right through to

members who have played in the

band for more than 40 years!

Band members come from

several small villages in the

Southern province of

Sweden called Skåne

– the Swedish province

closest to Denmark.

The band includes

teachers, doctors, engineers,

farmers, professors,

high school and

university students and


The band was begun

3988 or visit www.prcity.


The mission of Paso

Robles Recreation Services

is to connect the community

through people, programs,

places and experiences. Paso

Robles Recreation Services

is located at 600 Nickerson

Drive in Paso Robles.


coming to Trinity Lutheran

by Christian music teacher, Erik

Karp, in 1955 as a way to reach

neighborhood youth with the Gospel

message. For the past 33 years,

Erik’s son, Ingemar, has directed

the band. Sixty-seven years after

the band was begun, this outstanding

group has performed all over

Scandinavia, northern Europe and

America. They have played for television

specials on Swedish Television.

In Sweden the band is known

as Röke Blas or Röke Musikkår,

and it is the biggest big band in

the world! The Swedish word


“blås” means “blow” and musikkår”

means “music corp.”

Coming with the band on their

2016 tour is Vincent Nilsson, a

band alumnus, who now is one of

the most renowned jazz trombonists

in the world. Vincent has been

a featured artist with Copenhagen’s

famed Tivoli Garden’s Big

Band and he is a member of the

Royal Danish Radio Big Band.

The band’s 2016 Western tour

will include 16 concerts in California

and Arizona. Band members

will be overnight guests in

over 400 homes. Trinity Lutheran

Church is welcoming the

entire community to this unique

concert. They believe this group’s

“big band sound” will appeal to

young and old.

A suggested donation

of $10 can be received at

the concert which benefits

the Shepherd’s Canyon

Retreat ministry (www.


.org). For more information,

contact Trinity Lutheran

Church, 238-3702,

Ext. 206.

J. Lohr wine, Firestone on-tap

beer as well as water and soda will

be available for purchase during the

concerts. All net proceeds from beverage

sales support the Paso Robles

REC Foundation whose mission is

to enhance parks and recreation in

the City of Paso Robles. Food will

28 PASO Magazine, June 2016

June 2016, PASO Magazine 29

The Voice of the Visitor Center

By Karyl Lammers

Executive Director

Visitor Center

May has been an exceptionally

busy time on the Paso Robles

event calendar. The Visitor Center

door has been in full swing,

the magazines and brochures have

flown off the shelves and we have

met such wonderful people from

all over. The event of the month

was sponsored by PG&E and

presented by Atascadero Chamber

of Commerce and the Paso

Robles Chamber of Commerce:

“The State of the North County”

(see The Last Word, page

58). Attendees (guest list looked

like a who’s who list) learned

the latest from Paso Robles and

Atascadero City Officials. The

Guest Speaker was Stirling Price,

Executive Director at Department

of State Hospitals – Atascadero.

He gave a very interesting and informative

discussion on the economic

impact of the Hospital to

the North County.

Watch out, this event will be

back next year!

There is a certain feeling that

comes over us as we enter the

month of June and summertime.

I think it is best expressed in the

following poem: “How did it get

so late so soon? It’s night before

its afternoon. December is here

before its June. My Goodness how

the time has flewn. How did it get

so late so soon?” Dr. Seuss

June arrives with Weddings and

graduations to fill our lives, and

empty our pockets, ushering in another

season. This month we have

the Paso Robles Horse Park: Central

California Classic from June

1st thru 5th, The Olive Festival

(moved up from August because

it is cooler and more olive friendly)

on June 4th, Firestone Walker

will have the International Beer

Fest also on June 4th. Multiple

events on the same day tend to be

popular because not only is there

something for everyone, but there’s

several choices to keep you busy.

I have to mention that our Thursday

Concerts in the Park start on

June 16 and continue until August

18. For details on these concerts,

like who is playing, who is serving

food, etc. the list will be in this

magazine for the next two months.

(see page 28) Actually, in case you

have not figured it out, this maga-

The Paso Robles Rotary will again bring Paso

Robles’ top winemakers together to compete to see

who is the best chef, and organizers expect the tickets

to sell out fast.

The 18th Annual Winemakers’ Cookoff will be held

August 13, from 6-9 p.m. at the Paso Robles Event

Center. Organizers are limiting attendance to just 1,200

tickets. Multiple local breweries will be on hand as well.

Tickets are $85 and are available now at Eventbrite.


“The Paso Robles Winemakers’ Cookoff has become

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Remember The Visitor Center

is here for your benefit seven days

a week. We do greet Visitors, but

we also help keep the Community

informed. Stop by and see what’s

here, give us your suggestions.

We’re moving forward with ideas,

upgrades and services for everyone.

and music events,” says event

co-chairperson Vicky Silva. “Participating

wineries or breweries pair

their grilled culinary creations with

their finest wines or beers and compete

for both Judges’ Choice and

People’s Choice awards the day of

the event. We are expecting tickets

to sell out fast.”

All proceeds from the event benefit local high

school scholarships. Thanks to the event, The Paso

Robles Rotary contributed

$30,000 to

Paso Robles High

School scholarships

last year. Since the

event’s inception,

over $400,000 in

scholarships has

been awarded to local

high school students.

30 PASO Magazine, June 2016

By Melissa Chavez

The wait is over! After years of

nail-biting, the fireworks will fly when

PASO Pops gets underway on Saturday,

July 2, in Paso Robles. To accompany

the rockets’ red glare, the San

Luis Symphony Orchestra and Youth

Symphony will perform majestic and

popular music to thrill the audience in

the style of Boston Pops.

The family-fun event will take

place on the spacious 67-acre grounds

of Paso Robles Horse Park, located

at 3801 Hughes Parkway in Paso

Robles, just off Dry Creek Road near

Paso Robles Airport. Over 30 wineries

and breweries from the Paso

Bruce Kiesling recently

conducted the SLO Symphony

Orchestra for the “Classics in

the Cohan” in March 2016.



Fireworks will fly through the

sky at PASO Pops on July 2

Robles AVA will offer adult beverages

for a suggested donation to PASO

POPS and Central Coast area food

trucks will deliver a tasty array of entrees

for purchase. Dietary allowances

will be made for guests who bring

their own meals.

Conductor Bruce Kiesling will

direct the symphony orchestras.

In addition to his work as a Music

Director and conductor for Tulare

County Symphony, assistant conductor

at Pasadena Symphony and five

years of directing students at all levels

at Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) at

Los Angeles Phiharmonic, Kiesling’s

experience includes eight years as

Resident Conductor for Greensboro

Symphony in North Carolina. In

addition to earning multiple degrees

from University of Michgan, The

North Carolina School of the Arts

and at University of Miami, Kiesling

co-founded the Clarke Chamber

Players, was the Music Director and

Conductor for the Greensboro Youth

Symphony Orchestra, and has performed

at Kennedy Center, Carnegie

Hall, Hollywood Bowl and Walt

Disney Concert Hall.

Francie Levy, General Manager

of the San Luis Obispo Symphony,

looks forward to Kiesling’s arrival to

North SLO County: “I worked as Executive

Director of the Tulare County

Symphony for seven years with Maestro

Bruce Kiesling, and I have utmost

respect and admiration for him, so I

am completely ecstatic that he will be

conducting the first Paso Pops!”

Casey Biggs of Paso Wine Man

fame will open the celebration in song

and local Paderewski Festival Youth

Piano Competition winner Daniel

Ha will perform Allegro Appasionato.

Among the orchestral Pops selections,

the SLO Symphony will perform selections

everyone can enjoy, including

The Star Spangled Banner, salutes to

the Armed Forces and to Big Bands,

Take Me Out to the Ballgame, cinematic

themes from E.T. and .007 and

Marquez’s Danzon No. 2. The majestic

finale, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture,

will be replete with cannons and choreographed


Several seating options are available

for groups and individuals and


tickets are going fast. Admission time

and ticket pricing varies from $10 for

Patriot Mall entry at 6 p.m. to early

entry at 5 p.m. for sponsored President

tables at $3,500 with perks such

as wine tasting, gourmet buffet, wine

and VIP parking. With IDs, discounts

are available for military, students

and seniors over 60. Up to two

children 12/under are free with paid

Patriot mall admission.

Net proceeds will benefit four local

organizations: Paderewski Festival

Youth Piano Competition and Student

Cultural Exchange Program,

San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony,

Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation

and the Studios on the Park Youth

Art Program.

To learn more about PASO POPS,

to view complete ticket information,

provide sponsorship or to volunteer, visit

pasopops.org or paderewskifestival.com.

The San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony

will partner with SLO Symphony for

the PASO Pops concert.

June 2016, PASO Magazine 31



By Millie Drum

Relay for Life of Paso Robles will be held on

June 25 and 26 at Frontier Town at the Paso

Robles Event Center. Cancer survivors are invited

to attend the celebration of survivorship for

breakfast on Saturday morning and kick-off Relay

by walking the opening Survivor’s Lap at 9

a.m. Caregivers are welcome to attend and walk

with their survivors. To register for the Survivor’s

Lap and other information, visit www.relayforlife.org/pasoroblesca

and call 800-227- 2345 or

805- 473-1748. The local website offers opportunities

to donate, sponsor, join a team, dedicate

a luminaria, and learn about the programs of The

American Cancer Society.

For the fourth year, the Survivor’s Breakfast will

be provided by Nancy Walker and The Wellness

Kitchen and Resource Center in Templeton. The

Wellness Kitchen will also provide healthy sides

for the BBQ dinner prepared by the Atascadero

Trail Riders.

Give Light to a Name

A busy day of team events and entertainment

shifts to calm reflection at dusk with the Luminaria

Ceremony on Saturday evening. The track lined by

candle lit bags symbolizes the reality that cancer

never sleeps. By giving light to a name, we remember

those who have passed and honor our loved

ones who have conquered cancer! Luminaria can be

purchased online or on Saturday.

The 1 st Annual Survivors Luncheon

Paso Robles Elks Lodge graciously hosted the

luncheon to honor cancer survivors on May 7.

Relay Staff Partner Natalie Riloquio coordinated

volunteers from the Paso Relay and Elks members

served lunch provided by Nancy Walker and

Kiley Embry of The Wellness

Kitchen and Resource Center.

Nancy spoke about the love

and healing intention that

is conveyed by the Wellness

Kitchen volunteers as they prepare

the food.

Dave Farelas spoke as the

Beacon of Hope. From his

diagnosis of brain cancer at age

5 and enduring several surgeries

since, Dave lives with the

determination to face life every

Kiley Embry,

Natalie Riloquio

and Nancy Walker

day “one step at a time.” Referring

to the poem The Dash,

Dave remarked, “Whether you

have cancer or not, what’s important

is not the beginning or the end, but the

dash in between. Bless those around you, share your

story and look for the story behind other’s eyes. You

never know who might need your encouragement.”

Team Idler’s Fundraiser

Don Idler and his daughter Jennifer Idler-Farrell

have been devoted Relay for Life supporters


for many years. Along with the enthusiastic presence

Team Idler’s on Relay weekend, they work all

year-long to raise funds and awareness on behalf of

the American Cancer Society. Show your support

by attending “An Old-Fashioned Evening Under

the Stars” on June 5, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at J Dusi

Wines, 1401 Hwy 46W in Paso. For a $10 donation,

enjoy food, wine and beer tasting, live music

by Back Bay Betty and a chance to win the Grand

Prize – a wine cooler filled with 42 bottles of local

wine. Visit Idler’s Home in Paso for tickets.

CSI helps TWK!

The students from Templeton High School

CSI - Culture and Spirit Initiative selected The

Wellness Kitchen to receive $2,000 from a recent

fundraising effort. With the help of parents and

school counselors, CSI focuses on creating an atmosphere

on campus where all kids feel included

and work together for the community. Pictured L

to R – Elaine Lebens, Maria Carroll, Kiley Embry,

Sabrina Kruse, Nancy Walker, Nancy Hill-Kunha,

Marcie Miller, Sarah Highnote, Kim Aubuthnot,

Megan Lomax.

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on the grounds of the Rios-Caledonia Adobe


June 4 in San Miguel

By Meagan Friberg

The dedicated volunteers with Friends of

the Adobe have expanded their annual Model

“A” and Model “T” car show to include Early

V-8s at the Rios-Caledonia Abobe in San

Miguel on Saturday, June 4. Held on the picturesque

grounds of the Adobe, the car show

has become a favorite of locals and draws visitors

to the area from throughout the state.

“We invite everyone out to view the Model

‘A,’ Model ‘T,’ and early ‘V-8’ cars and visit

with their owners,” says Joyce Herman, administrator

for the Friends of the Adobe.

The event will be held June 4, from 10 a.m.

to 3 p.m. and is free to the public. Tours of the

Adobe will be offered, and The Three Amigos

will have refreshments and lunch options for

sale. Wine tasting, courtesy of Villa San Juliette,

a 50-50 drawing, and live music by Jeff Beaumont

and Friends will add to the festivities.


Part of the SLO County Parks Department,

the two-story Rios-Caledonia Adobe is California

Historical Landmark No. 936. Located

on the old mission trail, the Adobe is situated

adjacent to Mission San Miguel. Built in

1835 by local Indians, it was used over time

as a doctor’s office, dairy, bank, ladies home,

and store. When George Butchard operated

the Adobe and its site as a stagecoach stop,

tavern, and inn in 1868, he named it Caledonia.

In 1886, Southern Pacific Railroad started

servicing San Miguel and the Adobe was used

not only as a residence, but as a school, post

office, and more over the years. In 1915, the

original stagecoach road running alongside

the Adobe became Highway 101.

In 1964, the SLO County Board of Supervisors

purchased the Adobe and, in 1968,

Friends of the Adobes was formed. Ten

years of work and fundraising later, the

Adobe was opened to the public, with restoration

ongoing to this day. Most recently,

the Friends celebrated the grand opening

of the Adobe Research Library. Explore the

preserved buildings, beautifully landscaped

grounds; tours of the Adobe building are

offered every Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m.

to 4 p.m.

Bring the entire family out to the Rios-Caledonia

Adobe on June 4, enjoy the car show, and

learn more about this historical site located at 700

S. Mission St. in San Miguel. For more information,

contact Joyce at 440-7173 or check out


San Miguel


By Lynne Schmitz

San Miguel and the surrounding area is a

vast treasure chest for three local friends with

metal detectors. Even after many years, Dale

Hiner, Bob Ellis and Jimmy Wilkins still enjoy

digging in the dirt. Five or six years ago they

formed the Hiner Group modestly named for

Dale, who grew up in San Miguel.

The three of them are hooked on the sounds

of discovery, spending their time searching for

and often uncovering the bits and pieces of history

which respond to the inquiring implements.

They have found buttons, coins, nails,

jewelry, medals and other ephemera

long lost and buried by time. Some

finds are worth a great deal; others

are worthless, but they pore over

everything and try to guess from

whence it came. They always obtain

permission from private landowners

to access properties. When a valuable

artifact is found, the landowner is

notified to make a decision whether

to keep it or to donate it.


A few years ago, they began to organize and

do extensive research on their collections. A

small display case was obtained, filled and offered

to the Carnegie Museum in downtown

Paso Robles City Park. In talking with the volunteers

the men realized they had more than

enough items to fill a large free-standing case.

The Carnegie offered them space near the front

desk – making it one of the first things visitors

see as they walk through the front doors.

It is filled with some impressive finds including,

but certainly not limited to, a 1792 silver

coin from Spain in good condition, possibly

lost by some of the first Spanish visitors to

the site where San Miguel Mission was built

in 1797. There are two ‘time capsules’ recent-

ly found near Paso Robles by Jimmy. One was

identified by the property owner as having been

buried circa 1959 or ’60 under the family’s first

Christmas tree which was planted there. The

deteriorated Folgers Coffee can contains two

antique Tootsie Trucks, one made of rubber.

The other capsule was found on nearby

property. Also in the case is a cannonball

found near Mission San Miguel. It was buried

at least 18 inches deep. The heavy iron ball was

badly encrusted, but cleaned by electrolysis. It

is about 2 ½ inches in diameter and weighs

about 2 ½ pounds.

Well aware that the building of Camp Roberts

in 1940 resulted in large numbers of soldiers living

in the area, the friends had long harbored hopes

of finding old dog-tags. That treasure

was recovered last year. A WWII dog

tag belonging to Billy S. Poole was

found. Both the Carnegie and Camp

Roberts museums were contacted to

search for his information. Eventually, a

niece of the young soldier was located

and contacted. Billy Poole was killed in

action in New Guinea and his remains

are buried on the Philippine Islands.

His niece donated the tags to the Camp

Roberts Museum.

34 PASO Magazine, June 2016

June 2016, PASO Magazine 35


By Chris Macy

The third annual fundraiser for the

Meade Canine Rescue organization is

right around the corner.

This year’s event, Canines at Cass,

will take place at Cass Winery on Sunday

afternoon, June 12, 1-4 p.m. The

winery is located at 7350 Linne Rd.,

Paso Robles. It’s 6 miles due east from

the Foods-4-Less Shopping Center.

The event is dog-friendly, so feel

free to bring your dog, on a leash, of

course. There will be optional dog walks

through the vineyards - one short, an

easy one, and one a little longer. Steve

Cass, owner of the winery is so excited

about this event he has volunteered to

lead some of the walks. The vineyard is

on level ground, so bring your walking

shoes and get a tour of the vineyard.

The focus of this year’s fundraiser is

to promote monthly cash sponsorships

for dogs who may have a hard time

getting adopted because of their senior

status or special needs. He or she

will then be able to live out the rest of

their lives at the sanctuary. There will

be a sponsorship board as you enter the

winery with pictures and each dog’s

bio. Some of the dogs will also be in

attendance so you can meet them as

well and hear their stories.

There are a lot of exciting events

lined up for this year’s fundraiser.

There will be music, provided by DJ

Dennis Johnson, a silent auction, with

many businesses donating a variety of

items. Gift baskets, wine, gift certificates,

and movie passes are just some

of the items to be auctioned. The General

Store Paso Robles, Kennedy Club

Fitness, B & E Vineyard, Robert Hall

Winery, Graveyard Vineyards, Four

Lanterns Winery, Lemos Feed & Pet

Supply, Brown Butter Cookie Co.,

Tails from San Luis Obispo and Give

Fitness from Atascadero are some of

the donors.

Also planned are raffle prizes, a

photo booth, and an Author’s Row,

featuring Theresa Rhyne and some of

her author buddies with book signings,

special guests, and of course,

food, glorious food.

There will be appetizers and a dessert

and coffee table. There will be plenty of

benches and seating areas available.

Like last year, there will be a vendor

area, with wares for purchase.

including doTERRA Essential Oils,

Scentsy, The Material Girls, who specialize

in sewing arts, PasoJules, local

handcrafted jewelry, olive oil tasting

by Fandango Olive Oil, and Sew

Exceptional, who will have pet clothes


Dave Congalton, the Central Coast’s

own radio show host and animal rights

activist is the MC this year.

This event is sponsored in part

by Cass Winery, Lemos Feed and

Pet Supply, The Raw Connection, 2

Blondes Boutique and others.

Tickets are $40 pre-paid by June 7,

or $45 at the door. Purchase through

Along with our traditional 4th of

July celebrations in the North County,

there’s plenty of time over the

weekend to tour Highway 1…destination

Morro Bay! July brings on the

heat in the North County; prompting

day trips and weekend getaways to

Paypal: 4dots@att.net, Eventbrite.com,

or mail to PO Box 252, Creston, CA,

93432. The cost of the tickets include

appetizers, dessert and coffee. Wine

or food from Cass Winery’s own café

the cooler weather on the coast. Isn’t it

nice to know that we live in one of the

most desirable vacation spots in California!

Morro Bay Art in the Park is 2nd oldest

fine art and craft show in California.

The 61st Annual Morro Bay Art in the

Park will be held July 2, 3 and 4 on the

purchased separately.

For any questions, call 239-4004.

Be sure to save the date, June 12,

for what promises to be a fun day for

a worthy cause.



corner of Morro Bay Blvd and Harbor

Drive. Fine art, photography, jewelry,

glass, handmade clothing, quality

crafts and more will be exhibited by

over 100 artists and craft designers

from 6 western states. The featured

artist is Mary Scrivner of Paso Robles;

showcasing her oil and acrylic paintings.

A food court will feature “Mi

Casa” a local Morro Bay restaurant.

Strolling musicians include The Miss

Leo Trio, saxophonist Kenneth Bell

and Jim McKnight.

With over 40 years of experience,

famed art festival promoter Steve

Powers is now directing the show

with the support of the Morro Bay

Art Association. Mark your calendars

for the fall show on Sept. 3, 4 and 5,

2016. For more information and a

complete list of exhibitors and link

to Facebook page, visit www.morrobayartinthepark.com

and contact


call 805-434-3306.

36 PASO Magazine, June 2016


By Millie Drum

The first group of 14 CASA (Court Appointed

Special Advocates) from the North County expansion

was sworn in at the San Luis Obispo Superior

Court in Paso Robles on May 10, 2016 by Honorable

Judge Linda Hurst. During her 5-year tenure,

Judge Hurst has sworn in 200 CASA volunteers.

Congratulations to Lori Bickel, Michael Conger,

Marie Flores, Sara Gomez, Rick Goree, Margaret

Johnson, Sheila Johnson, Peggy Keller, Leslie Otto,

Greta Peck, Emily Rosten, Cherie Uttal, Brenda

Whisenhunt and Karen Zappia.

Thanks to the four-year partnership and funding

of $262,551 from must! Charities, under the guidance

of Executive Director Becky Gray, CASA can continue

the North County volunteer recruitment, training

and assignment of a CASA to a child in our commu-

By Millie Drum

Vina Robles Amphitheater proudly presents

Symphony at Sunset featuring The Opera San Luis

Obispo Grand Orchestra and Chorus let by Brian

Asher Alhadeff for a sunset pops concert under the

stars. Popular music ranges from Henry Mancini

and John Philip Souza to Elvis Presley and Michael

Jackson. Current hits from Disney and Hollywood

along with American favorites will round out the

program. Brian Asher Alhadeff is a world renowned


nity who has been abused, neglected or abandoned.

Judge Hurst adds, “CASA advocates bring the

child to life for the court system. They create a window

into the children’s lives that I otherwise

would not have.” CASA Executive

Director Teresa Tardiff and Melanie

Barket, CASA SLO Advocate Supervisor

coordinated the ceremony.

You can make a difference in the life

of one of the nearly 450 children in the

jurisdiction of the court countywide; 180

of whom are in the North County with a

huge number on the waiting list. CASA

has an extensive training program that

requires an application and interview

process before starting the program.

Symphony at Sunset

An Evening of Americana Family Pops Under the Stars

The next North County classes will be

held in September. October/Novemballet,

opera and symphonic conductor. Featured artists

include Babatunde Akinboboye, April Amante,

Deanna Delore and Paul Osborne.

This general admission, family-friendly performance

will be held on Sunday, July 31 at 7 p.m.

Ticket are $25 and available at the Vina Robles

Amphitheater box office and all Ticketmaster outlets

including BooBoo Records in San Luis Obispo.

Vina Robles Amphitheatre box office is open Thursday,

Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

ber FLEX evening classes with half of the training

online, will be held in San Luis Obispo. For more

information, visit slocasa.org or call 541-6542.

Thanks to must! Charities, CASA will expand services in North County.

To charge by phone, call 800-745-3000 or order

online at www.ticketmaster.com.

To All Our Dads,


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June 2016, PASO Magazine 37


By Bruce


Shake Schedule: The memory

is vivid—you don’t forget these

things—of whisking my toddler

son outside where we sat down on

the pavement, rising and rolling

beneath us. I needed something

to hold onto. It would have been

lulling if we’d been fishing in San

Luis Bay, but this was my asphalt

driveway doing the Galloping Gertie


We suffered little damage from

the 2003 San Simeon quake, other

than frayed nerves. Not so much of

that either, since this was my sixth


Since then, things have been

quiet—too quiet, according to

Tom Jordan, who directs the

Southern California Earthquake

center. Early in May Jordan went

public with a veiled prognostication,

based not on ground slippage

or earthquakes, rather the lack

of them. The last big shake in

southern Cal, a 7.9 blasto in 1857,

but nothing since then. Jordan

suggests 16 feet of slippage should

have occurred, based on the geologic

record, and he thinks we’re

overdue for another, this time as

big as 8 on an amplitude logarithm.

Just a 7.8 temblor would kill 1,800,

injure 50,000 and cause $200

billion in damage.

Complacency is a big deal,we’re all

given to it, but it’s the real killer.

“Earthquakes are one of those

natural disasters we can’t predict

so we want to see that the public

is prepared,” explains George Rodriquez,

San Luis Obispo County’s

Emergency Services Coordinator.

How well prepared are county officials?

Rodriquez says county emergency

officials work year round with the

Red Cross, ham radio operators, social

services, even animal services. The key

strategy is based on community emergency

response, or CERT teams:

“We are always coordinating and

working with them so that if something

does happen, we can provide

better coordinated and more effective


The strategy works just as well

for an earthquake as it does with a

wildfire or tsunami.

Taxing: Most of us have our ballots,

as we head officially into that

periodic feeding frenzy known as

the political season, and while buffoonery

on the presidential stage

occupies our attention, there are

plenty of reasons to read our June

ballots. I would even venture that

the November ballot should get

our undivided attention because activists

are well-skilled at using the

initiative process as an end-run to

the legislature. On the other hand,

ballot initiatives have returned authority

we citizens need, something

no politician in his right mind

would countenance. It is all in how

you look at it.

You and I need to know that cities

and the county have banded together

to hit us with a new revenue

proposal, a half-cent sales tax hike

to pay for needed road repairs. The

bite breaks down to roughly $100

per registered vehicle, although the

poor are hardest-hit by sales taxes,

and would sunset after nine years.

To illustrate; higher tax rates, like

restaurant tips, are somehow woven

into the economy. Don’t tips rise with

entrée prices? Then why on earth

have tips gone from 10% to 20%, just

in my lifetime? Why government

officials can’t maintain roads on the

same tax percentage charged when

they were built is a mystery to me.

County officials claim state and

federal transit funding has dropped

off, to be sure, but hard numbers are

hard to come by. If gas tax revenues

have been hard-hit by the drop in

energy prices, where are all the new

freeways, extra lanes and bike paths

that should have been built during

the golden years of high oil prices?

Again, no one’s talking.

To be fair, the county board of

supervisors is split; Bruce Gibson,

Adam Hill and Frank Mecham

support it, while Lynn Compton

and Debbie Arnold oppose the

half-cent sales tax increase.

Not yet to ballot stage is a Paso

Robles Joint Unified School District

The last big shake in southern Cal, a 7.9

blasto in 1857, but nothing since then. Jordan

suggests 16 feet of slippage should have

occurred, based on the geologic record, and

he thinks we’re overdue for another, this time

as big as 8 on an amplitude logarithm.

plan to raise $193 Mil. The bond

measure would cover 14 capital improvement

and remodel projects.

Travel Kudos: Visit San

Luis Obispo County, (VSLOC)

the tourism promotion organization,

received congrats for its

Sunset SAVOR campaign for the

best public relations campaign.

Visit California, the state tourism

agency, awarded VSLOC a Poppy

for that effort, while the Hwy 1

Discovery Route Stewardship Travel

Program picked up a Poppy for

commitment to community. That

program combines conservation,

education and sustainability while

promoting the twisty, scenic route

to Monterey.

Jobs: In March, San Luis Obispo

County’s jobless rate, at 4.3%, was

down half a percent from 2015, although

it is higher than September,

2015. That’s not a big deal, says California

Employment Development

Department statisticians; areas with

high tourism typically see big seasonal

fluctuations, so the best comparison to

see what real trends are, is year-to-year.

The county beat state average

jobless numbers by 1.3%, but California

still trails the rest of the nation

in post-recession job recovery.

Eagle Ranch: Land conservancy

of San Luis Obispo County

officials have reached a deal with

Greg and Jim Smith of the proposed

Eagle Ranch development, protecting

over 3,000 acres of wilderness.

The deal, being called the biggest

single preserve effort the conservancy

has accomplished, includes annexing

acreage northwest of Santa Margarita,

into the city of Atascadero, where

a 500 home development is proposed.

The agreement looks like a win-win

for both developers and conservationists,

but will it make a dent in

skyrocketing home prices, a trend

that threatens to displace low income

and tourism workers.

While it probably won’t solve the

affordable housing crisis, a $2.5 million

federal housing and community

development grant will bolster homeless

relief programs and add some to

the supply of affordable housing. Most

of the funding comes in the form of

a block grant to prevent homelessness

among low and moderate income people.

In February, median home prices

rose 5.5% to $473,500, compared to

2015, so the need is there. But trying

to stop a bus by grabbing the bumper

and digging in your heels likely won’t

end up like the cartoon you pictured in

your mind.

Wait! Did anybody else just feel


38 PASO Magazine, June 2016

Five new board and staff members bolster the

dynamic organization, now in its 30 th year.



The Foundation for the Performing

Arts Center is pleased to announce

the recent addition of four new members

to its Board of Directors: Sharon

Armstrong, Kathleen Choal, Noreen

Martin and Honorary member Dr.

Brendan “Ben” McAdams. Additionally,

the Foundation welcomes Shannon

McGee as its new Marketing and

Communications Manager.

Sharon Armstrong,

First Lady of Cal Poly,

was an active member

of the Foundation’s

Encore campaign last

year, serving on the

planning committee

for the Gala event in Sharon Armstrong

September; she and husband President

Jeffrey Armstrong are also Foundation

supporters at the Founders

level. About joining the Foundation’s

Board, Armstrong says she is “thrilled,

as Jeff and I are passionate supporters

of the PAC, and all that it brings to

our community. Board members, volunteers

and friends of the PAC and

the Foundation have done a phenomenal

job, and I can’t wait to help.”

Kathleen Choal has

been the President &

General Manager of

KSBY-TV/CW 5, itself

a staunch supporter

of the Foundation,

since 2011, and will

bring her media savvy Kathleen Choal

to the Foundation through her new

role on the Marketing Committee.

Noreen Martin is a longtime contributing

resident of

SLO County who has

served as past board

president of Visit San

Luis Obispo County,

as current Vice Chairperson

for Visit California,

and was instrumental

in creating the

Noreen Martin

first Countywide Tourism Marketing

District, as well as helping establish

the hugely successful Sunset “Savor

the Central Coast” event. She is the

CEO of Martin Resorts, a collection

of premier hotels in SLO County. She

also serves as an honorary chair of

the Paso Robles Children’s Museum,

which she initiated and founded.

Dr. Brendan “Ben” McAdams,

a notable contributor (Founder) to

the Foundation and the PAC since

its inception, joins the board in his

newest capacity as an

Honorary Board Member.

McAdams most recently

served as chair of

the Encore campaign,

during which he and

his wife Kathryn “Pat”

McAdams pledged a

substantial legacy gift

to the Foundation to permanently secure

community access to the arts.

New Marketing and Communications

Manager Shannon McGee

brings a decade of experience in

marketing and communications

for the

Paso Robles wine industry

to the Foundation.

Since her start

in February, McGee

said she is “thrilled”

with her new position.

“As a music lover

Dr. Brendan

“Ben” McAdams

Shannon McGee

and Cal Poly alum, I have had some

truly notable experiences at the

PAC. I am excited to be working

for an organization whose mission

is keeping the PAC accessible to our

community, especially the youth,

and creating inspiration for generations

to come.”

Reflecting on the new additions

to the Foundation’s board and staff,

Executive Director Heather Cochrane


said, “I am honored to be collaborating

with such an amazing group

of hard-working individuals dedicated

to keeping the PAC accessible

and extraordinary. Our new board

and staff members bring even more

depth and breadth to our organization,

and I am grateful they have chosen

to serve the Foundation by contributing

their greatest assets: their

time and energy. Their commitment

to the PAC and all it does for our

community is what keeps the Foundation


About the Foundation for

the Performing Arts Center

Established in 1986, the Foundation

provides and promotes an extraordinary

and accessible center for

the performing arts that elevates the

arts in their community, in collaboration

with their partners, California

Polytechnic State University and the

City of San Luis Obispo. For more

information on the Foundation, its

mission, values and programs, please

visit their website at fpacslo.org

For more information contact:

Shannon McGee, Marketing and

Communications Foundation for the

Performing Arts Center.

PO BOX 1137

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

805-541-5401 • shannon@fpacslo.org

June 2016, PASO Magazine 39




The SLO County Food

Bank needs your help to

raise $135,000 in just

one day, on Friday, June

3, 2016 to feed the 1 in

6 SLO County residents

who face hunger. There are

several ways you can help.


1. Volunteer at one of their donation


2. Collect donations at your business

by hosting a Hunger Awareness

money box.

3. Join them on Friday, June 3rd

to show your support by making a

donation at a participating location

listed here.


Make an online contribution or visit

a donation site on June 3 from 7 a.m.

to 7 p.m.

• Paso Robles: Food 4 Less

Shopping Center, Rabobank, Post

Office, Walmart, and Albertsons.

• Templeton: Post Office



Free Dental Care


A free dental and medical clinic for

North County residents will be held

on June 12 at the Templeton Hills

Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The HOPE Clinic, on Sunday,

June 12, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. will be a

special one day special services program

for kids and adults.

• Dental Services include: fillings,

cleaning, extractions.

• Comprehensive eye exams and care.

• Medical screening: diabetes


• Diet counseling…as well as

massage therapy.

The volunteers for this clinic, the

doctors and dentists, all are donating

their time for those with difficulty accessing

medical and dental care. They

live and work in this community.

This is an entirely new program

and is getting a lot of attention as it

is being implemented all around the

state, with the “Pathway to Health”

program treating 8000 patients just

last week!

• Atascadero:

Food 4 Less Shopping

Center, Kmart, and Vons

• San Luis Obispo:

Union Bank, Whole

Foods, Sierra Vista, Vons,

Grocery Outlet, Ralphs,

Whiz Kids, and Mac Super Store

• Cambria: Cambria Drug

and Cambria Farmers Market

(Friday 2:30-5:30)

• Cayucos: Post Office

• Morro Bay: Albertsons and Spencers

• Los Osos: Ralphs

• Pismo Beach: California

Fresh Market

• Grover Beach: Vons

• Arroyo Grande: Figueroa


• Nipomo: Vons



If you have questions or are interested

in volunteering call (805) 835-

9924 or email volunteer@slofoodbank.org.



Call (805) 296-1248 for an appointment,

otherwise treatment is

on a first come first serve basis at the

Fellowship Hall, Templeton Hills

Seventh-day Adventist Church,

930 Templeton Hills Road, just off

Highway 101, in Templeton.

Adult Wellness

Adult Wellness & Prevention

Screening serves the County of San

Luis Obispo providing free health

screening for adults. Services include

monitoring of blood pressure, pulse

and weight, finger-prick blood test

screening for anemia, blood sugar

and cholesterol, and nutritional /lifestyle

Counseling. No appointment

needed for basic services. Appointment

recommended for lipid panel.

Please call 544-2484 ext. 1

The next clinic is Wednesday,

June 22, 9 a.m. to 12 noon - Senior

Center, 270 Scott St., Paso Robles.

For details contact Community

Action Partnership, Adult Wellness

& Prevention Screening, 1030

Southwood Drive, San Luis Obispo,

phone 544-2484 ext. 1.

40 PASO Magazine, June 2016

New Soccer

Tournament Brings

Thousands to


Legacy United Soccer Club has

announced plans to host its first-ever

large format soccer tournament,

dubbed the “Clasico de Robles Tournament”

on July 8-10, 2016. Tournament

director Rob Orcutt expects to

host a maximum of 84 teams in this

inaugural year with up to 100 teams

and beyond in coming years.

“Our goal as a club is to improve

the soccer experience for our players

and provide a really quality soccer

program for all involved,” says Orcutt.

“Hosting a tournament helps

us achieve that goal, both through

fundraising and creating relationships

in the community. We are really excited

to create scholarships for youth

athletes, too, those will be a fun concrete

example of success this first year

out. We hope for this tournament to

grow into a college Showcase tournament

and really provide great opportunities

for participating athletes in

addition to strong competition on the

Central Coast.”

The club has started reaching out

to community-minded local businesses

and individuals for cooperation

on the tournament. Orcutt said. “Our

plan is to make this tournament a real

destination for teams. Our facilities

are some of the best in the area – we

are using Barney Schwartz Park and

the Paso Robles Horse Park. Each

team has 15 or more players and each

player brings his or her family along,

plus coaches and officials. All those

people will be staying in our hotels,

eating in our restaurants and since it’s

summer break, we hope they go wine

tasting and to The Ravine and love it

and want to come back every year.”

For more information go to www.



Festival returns

to San Luis Obispo,

July 16 & 17

The Central Coast Renaissance

Festival returns to San Luis Obispo’s

Laguna Lake Park on July 16 and 17

with over 500 costumed entertainers

and four stages of live entertainment.

This marks the 32nd annual event

for History Revisited, the local

non-profit organization that produces

the festival. Entertainment director

Rick Smith of Cambria says that

there are over 25 acts performing, including

plays, comedy skits, juggling,

singing, music, dance shows, storytelling,

Shakespeare, acrobatics, a

parrot act, and free flying falconry. “It

is going to be a very musical festival

this year,” Smith says. “We have half

a dozen music acts along with some

hilarious stage shows. We’re blessed

with an even greater abundance of

professional talent this year.”

“Each year we strive to do something

different and more exciting

than the last,” Smith continues. “This

year we’re making Sunday ‘Pirate

Day,’ and we’ll have a pirate ship

where kids can come aboard and

learn swashbuckling with balloon

swords.” He adds, “We also have

pony rides, a juggling school, fencing

lessons, archery and a magic show

just for kids.” Smith says there is also

a daily costume contest for children.

Laguna Lake Park is the setting

for the village of Tilbury in Renaissance

England. Public parking this

year is in front of the village, inside

Laguna Lake Park.

There will be a variety of food and

beverage vendors with many appetizing

food options, along with beer, ale,

wine and mead, with over 60 vendors

offering costumes, crafts and artwork.

Shopping at the festival will be a

unique experience, as the vendors are

selling wares that could have existed

in England in the late 1500’s.

The festival opens at 10 a.m. each

day with a parade and ends at 6 p.m.

with another parade. More information

is available at CCRenFaire.com.

About the Organization: Legacy

United Soccer Club is a premier

regional soccer development club in

northern San Luis Obispo County.

Formed in 2010, they provide professional

instruction in an affordable

club structure with a focus on player

development and a positive soccer

experience. Currently they mentor

hundreds of boys and girls from the

ages of 8 to 18.

June 2016, PASO Magazine 41


Templeton Pool

Templeton Pool opened for the

season in May. The pool is closed

every Monday and lessons will be

offered throughout the summer. For

more information, call 781-5930 or

go to 781-1102.

Pinot & Paella Festival

and Pinot Tasting Panel

The Pinot & Paella Festival has

added a new event to the 13th annual

festival, a Pinot Noir tasting panel

on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to

12:30 p.m. at Castoro Cellars in Paso

Robles. This event will give Pinot fans

an in-depth look at how and where

Pinot Noir is grown in Paso Robles.

Attendees will discover why Paso

Robles can produce such varied varietals,

and why Pinot Noir thrives in

the area. They will also sample Pinot

Noir from several districts. Tickets

to this Saturday Tasting Panel are

$40 and are sold separately from

the main event. The main event will

take place on Sunday, June 5 from

2 to 5 p.m. in Templeton Community

Park. Tickets are nearly sold out. Go

to www.pinotandpaella.com to purchase


Templeton Events By Heather Young

Concerts in the Park start

THIS MONTH in Templeton

The 2016 concert lineup:

June 8 Ry Bradley

June 15 Ricky Montijo

& the Mojitos

June 22 Brass Factory

June 29 Drive-In Romeos

July 6 The Jammies

July 13 Callie Twisselman

July 20 Joy Bonner

July 27 Bear Market Riot

Aug. 3 O’Donovan

Aug. 10 The JD Project

(6 to 8 p.m.)

Aug. 17 Monte Mills

& Lucky Horseshoe Band

(6 to 8 p.m.)

Templeton Fire Department

Movie Night

The Templeton Fire Department

will host a free community movie

“Night Under the Stars” on Saturday,

June 11 at 8 p.m. Disney’s “Planes:

Fire & Rescue” will be shown at

Evers Sports Field in Templeton.

Coffee with a CHP

California Highway Patrol’s

Templeton office hosts Coffee

with a CHP the second Tuesday

of each month at Nature’s Touch

Nursery & Harvest, 225 Main St.

in Templeton, at 8:30 a.m. The

monthly coffee event gives locals

the opportunity to interact with

local law enforcement personnel on

a more personal level.

Free Father’s Day


Castoro Cellars, 1315 N. Bethel

Road in Templeton, will host a free

concert by The Martin Paris Band

on Sunday, June 19 from 1 to 4

p.m. in celebration of Father’s Day.

Bring a blanket, and wine and barbecue

will be available for purchase.

For more information, go to www.


Templeton June After Five

Mixer: Courtney’s House

The Templeton Chamber of

Commerce will host its monthly

After Five Mixer on Thursday, June

23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Courtney’s

House, 311 6th St. in Templeton.

This will also be the grand opening

celebration for Fig at Courtney’s

House (see story, page 44).

For more information, contact Gail

Kudlac at info@templetonchamber.

com or call 805-434-1789.

Community Shorts:

Finders and Founders

Community Shorts is a community

read-aloud event that takes

place on the third Sunday of the

month at 4 p.m. at the Templeton

Performing Arts Center on the

Templeton High School campus

Each month there will be a different

theme or author. Funds raised

from donations will pay for the use

of the facility and help fund North

County Theatre Works. Donations

will be accepted at the door. For

more information, email northcountytheatreworks@gmail.com


call 805-712-7999.

Four Chamber Mixer:

Vines RV Resort

Templeton Chamber of Commerce

will join Atascadero, Paso

Robles and San Miguel Chambers

of Commerce in a Four Chamber

Mixer on Thursday, July 14 from

5:30 to 7 p.m. at Vines RV Resort

at 8 Wellsona Road in Paso Robles.

For more information, go to www.

templetonchamber.com or call 805-


Templeton Summer Skate


Templeton Recreation Department

will host skate camps June

27 through July 1 from 9:30 to

11:30 a.m. at Templeton Skate Park

for children kindergarten through

fifth grade. The camp is open to

skateboarders of all ability and

experience. The cost is $50 per

session. To register, go to 599 S.

Main St. in Templeton or www.

templetoncsd.org. For more information,

contact Ken Zink at

kzink@templetoncsd.org or 805-


Fourth of July

Templeton’s annual Fourth of

July celebration will be held on

Monday, July 4. It starts with a

pancake breakfast at the Templeton

Fire Department from 7 to 9:30

a.m. The parade, sponsored by the

Templeton Kiwanis Club, begins

at 10 a.m. and will run along Main

Street, ending at the Templeton

Community Park, where there will

be food, entertainment, music and

games until 3 p.m. Beer and wine

will be for sale by the Templeton

Recreation Foundation.

Concerts in the Park

Templeton’s summer Concerts

in the Park series kicks off on

June 8 and runs every Wednesday

through August 17. The concerts

are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in

Templeton Community Park. Local

food vendors will be set up during

the concerts, though attendees may

bring their own picnics and beverages,

including alcohol, along with

low-back chairs, blankets and small

tables. Dogs and smoking are not

allowed during the concert. While

alcohol is allowed in the park, no

glass is preferred for the safety of

everyone in attendance. For more

information, call 805-434-4909.

42 PASO Magazine, June 2016

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Fig Good Food


Courtney’s House


Fig Good Food has been operating a small

counter service restaurant in downtown

Atascadero at 5945 Traffic Way. Now it will have

a larger second location inside Courtney’s House

at 311 6th St. in Templeton.

Fig Good Food owner Chris Dillow

and Courtney’s House founder Carrie Sanders

met by chance at Finley Family Nursery in

Templeton. A quick introduction by the owner

led to them forming a partnership.

Sanders said that she, along with the local United

Cerebral Palsy chapter, had been working on starting

a café in the home for job training for the last

two years. After a lot of starts and stops, and people

coming forward and then not following through,

they weren’t sure what was going to happen. Until,

it seems, the universe intervened and brought

Dillow and Sanders together at the same time.

From left, United Cerebral Palsy of San Luis Obispo

County Executive Director Mark Shaffer, Courtney’s House

founder Carrie Sanders, Fig Good Food owner Chris

Dillow and United Cerebral Palsy of SLO County President

David Murray stand together in front of Fig’s Atascadero

location with the menu for Fig at Courtney’s House.

“We offer social activities for adults with developmental

disabilities. We wanted to offer a vocational

program,” Sanders said.

They met the first week of March this year. The

café opened at the end of May with a community

meet and greet open house on May 28. The grand

opening will take place on Thursday, June 23 at

5:30 p.m. as the host of the Templeton Chamber

of Commerce’s June After Hours Mixer.

The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday

from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for breakfast and

lunch. Dillow said the restaurant will also open

for pop-up dinners, as well as offering packaged

items to go for Templeton Concerts in the Park.

The restaurant will be open on the Fourth of July.

“Basically, it’ll feel like a coffee house,”

Dillow said of the café, which will offer both

counter and table service.

The job training will

begin July 1, giving Dillow

and her staff time to get settled

at the new place. Over

the course of the month,

there will likely be 20 different

people -- all adults

with developmental disabilities

– receiving job training

from a job coach.

“The goal is that they

graduate and work in another

restaurant,” United

Cerebral Palsy of San

Luis Obispo County Executive

Director Mark

Shaffer said.




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who have developmental disabilities a safe place

to be exposed to vocational, life and social skills

along with other enrichment opportunities.

The Victorian house across from Templeton

Community Park, also offers morning coffees,

evening events, lecture series and other special

events for caregivers.

United Cerebral Palsy organization works

for the “advancement of independence, productivity

and full citizenship for all people

with disabilities.” Though the organization

supports both children and adults, Courtney’s

House serves only adults.

For more information on Fig Good Food,

go to www.figgoodfood.com or call 460-9900,

Courtney’s House, go to www.courtneys-house.org

or call 296-3061, United Cerebral Palsy of SLO

County, go to www.ucp-slo.org or call 543-2039.

Courtney’s House provides young adults who

have developmental disabilities a safe place to

be exposed to vocational, life and social skills

along with other enrichment opportunities.

44 PASO Magazine, June 2016

San Francisco Magician Gerald Joseph will share the secrets

behind some of his most popular tricks during Summer

Magic Camp for kids and teens. Don’t miss a chance to

learn how Gerald amazes audiences everywhere!

or call 237-3988

June 2016, PASO Magazine 45



By Dorothy Rogers


35 YEARS of devotion

to the equine community

What a unique area in which we live along the

Mission Trail! Was thinking about history. Our

old friend and mentor, Arnold Rojas,

right, (author of many books including

These Were the Vaqueros) would look

around and shake his head at “progress,”

but he would give a nod to the

wonderful folks of this area.

There just aren’t many places where

folks will make a commitment to support

the equine community with their

time, energy and money. Thanks be to

the Lord, publisher Bob Chute and his

able staff, has served this area since

June 10,1981. At that time, Hoofbeat

merely covered Arabians and Welsh Ponies in a

local newspaper. The writer’s husband became ill

and she asked me to help out “a little.” That was

35 years ago.

We now have representatives of not only major

breeds and activities, but across the board

from aficionados to world champions who call


the Central Coast home. We also see former

kids, having grown up on a ranch or in the arena,

introducing their own tiny tots to the joys of

horses: passing the knowledge down from one

generation to the next.

Although I have not been a big time trail rider

over the years, I do look to the development

of more educational and competitive activities

and trails along the coast for recreational riding.

I have seen a number of show horses relax and

enjoy a morning or afternoon just walking along

a designated trail. Due to economics, more and

more land is becoming covered with houses and

valuable crops leaving little land for

livestock. Although the Chute family

doesn’t have horses, Bob has been

steadfast in promoting our businesses

as well as our lifestyles.

The entire PASO Magazine staff

participates in making the whole

magazine better by sending in a tip

(or even pointing out that a date/

number is incorrect). Do you delight

in the recent changes?

The old days of typewriters and

midnight writing sessions, were replaced

by the forward thinking of Bob and company

in 1984 with the purchase of Apple products

(one day I WILL get the hang of them!). Features

are still taken on by the staff to enlarge the scope

of content and understanding of the equine community.

Attention is given to novices/beginners

as well as the professional. This, like the Hoofbeat

extensive calendar, and the Trail Tales is to

improve the magazine’s usefulness. Many thanks

to the sponsors. There is not another publication

like it in the whole state. Visitors from across the

country join with those from Europe and Australia

in singing the praises of a publication such as

PASO Magazine.

Hoofbeat would not have been possible without

the help and encouragement over the decades

of the generous citizens not only of the

Central Coast. I have been able to rejoice, pray,

plan, entertain, help teach, support, grieve and

cry with you. Some of you have become friends

and mentors while for others our trails have not

crossed—-yet. All in all, I have learned more about

you, our area, our horses, our history and myself. I

consider myself a most blessed person.

Amen, we love and appreciate YOU, Dorothy…

May God Continue to Bless You Real Good!

Bob Chute.

Paso Horse Park

One of the new developments in our equine

community is the Paso Horse Park. June 1-5 will

find the Central Coast Classic for the sophomore

year engaging hunters and jumpers in steep competition

off of Airport Road (Hughes Parkway).

Spectators are admitted to the event free of charge.

If you haven’t already, stop by and take a look. It’s

all first class. You will find a well thought out stadium

jumping venue bringing competitors to our area

while adding class to our equine community.

Please see HOOFBEAT page 48

46 PASO Magazine, June 2016

June 2016, PASO Magazine 47

HOOFBEAT from page 46

Paso Horse Park

One of the new developments in our equine

community is the Paso Horse Park. June 1-5 will

find the Central Coast Classic for the sophomore

year engaging hunters and jumpers in steep competition

off of Airport Road (Hughes Parkway).

Spectators are admitted to the event free of charge.

If you haven’t already, stop by and take a look. It’s

all first class. You will find a well thought out stadium

jumping venue bringing competitors to our area

while adding class to our equine community.

Buckle Show Brings Out

the Competition

The north end of Main Street in Templeton really

comes alive with the periodic shows at Pat Mar.

Although open (all breed), you can rack up points to

earn a silver buckle as a part of your visible resume.

A full line of classes are offered (Marie 434-1594).

Marie and the staff of volunteers are friendly and

experienced making it a free and fun show for the

whole family.

Shades of the Vaqueros

Mark your calendars, Dwight Hill will venture

down from Idaho to Paso for a vaquero skills clinic

in horsemanship and ranch roping July 8-10 here

in Paso. The Most of the riding spots are filled, but

there are a couple that have had to pull out so you

have a chance to ride with Dwight and glean from

his extensive experience. He has a keen eye to analyze

what is working and what needs to be changed

in your approach. Limber up your shoulder: there

will be lots of roping in various styles as well as the

horsemanship from hackamore to two rein. There is

also still auditor space ($35 includes BBQ lunch).

Well known for his abilities with a horse and various

types of roping, There is nothing fake or put on

with Dwight who has a full resume and ever-growing

list of impressive credits both here and up north.

You’ve seen him in photos, on film, and in the arena.

It’s hard to keep up with Dwight outside. The ever-present

encompassing mustache is a favorite for

photographers. Always well mounted, he has bred

and trained some very good horses. Some can help

to give you experience and confidence. Be quick: he

often has one or two for sale out of his trailer, but

they don’t last long. If he doesn’t have what you are

looking for, visit with him: be really specific and do

keep in touch.

Contact Julie (748-6400 or ranchdiff@yahoo.

com) to reserve your spot and lunch. The laughter

and action begin at 8:30 a.m. Dwight doesn’t let the

energy dissipate making it fun for the horses as well

as the people. One can really see the change in the

horses over several days. Most are interested and

trying. They feel the excitement. You will leave the

event having your questions answered and making

some new friends.

Cutting Up

Head on over to the Events Center to catch up

with the cutters who will be vying for points and

cash for the Central Coast of California Association’s

June 25 cutting. This is the last chance to test

themselves prior to the fair. You’ll see some of our

best horses and riders. Spectators are admitted free

and so is the parking. There will be 14 classes to include

everyone. Rules and entry forms are available

on the club’s website: www.centralcoastcutters.com

The Legacy

A new DVD from Varian Arabians, The First of

Many is being offered for sale. It features “Major

Mac V” the last stallion to be added to the breeding

line up of Varian Arabians is seen ridden in

the hackamore outside for the first time by Lester

Buckley. Lester also narrates the film. Resident head

trainer, Jaime Hernandez, did all of the under saddle

work on “Major Mac V” in the Varian arena. The

setting for the 25 minute film is the varied and lovely

Biddle Ranch. This film of Sheila’s young stallion

was shot and shown to her several times just prior to

her passing. Her breeding and considerate approach

(giving horses a real part to play), is evidenced in

what you see captured this spring.

$15 plus shipping and handling. Contact Angela

(489-5802) to secure your historical copy and help

to preserve the ranch. Sales and donations are being

accepted to help preserve VA under the California

Land Conservancy Act. Artists are donating a portion

of their work to help garner funds to establish

the Varian Ranch Preserve. There are several limited

edition prints of Sheila by well known artists. Check


48 PASO Magazine, June 2016


Sun. & Tues. Loftus Ranch Arena Sortings, Buena Vista

Rd, Paso, Sundays 9 a.m. sign up, 9:30 a.m. sort, Tuesday

evenings sign up 6 p.m., sort 6:30 p.m., 3 for $20,

partners can be found for you, cheer on your favorites

free for spectators

June 1-5 CC Classic, Paso Horse Park, off of Airport Rd.

(Hughes Parkway), spectators are admitted free, a well

thought out stadium jumping venue adding class to our

equine community

June 2-5 73rd Elk’s Rodeo, Unocal Events Center Santa

Maria, off of Hwy.101, parade down Broadway June 4,

pre-rodeo concerts, dance, western marketplace, tickets

888-695-0888, pre-sale tickets S.M. Albertsons, 925-4125

June 2 - 5 Dude Ranch Weekend, Parkfield, John &

Barbara Varian, 463-2421, v6ranch@gmail.com

June 4 Gabilan Cutters Horse Show, 12 classes, judge

Tim Stewart, Linda 831-724-3789, www.gabilancutters


June 4 Kid’s Rodeo Day Camp, Work Ranch, 8-noon,

lunch included, $85 per camper, your own horse or rent

one of theirs, 467-3362, www.workranch.com

June 11 Trail Work Day, Montaña de Oro, 9 a.m., meet

park headqtrs. above Spooner’s Cove, Wear appropriate

clothing (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes), sunglasses,

a hat, gloves, water. Tools will be provided.

June 14 Atascadero Horsemen’s meeting, AJ Spurs

Restaurant, Main St. Templeton, 6 p.m. no host dinner,

7 p.m. program, 8 p.m, open to the public meeting,


June 18 Ray Berta Horsemanship Clinic, Carmel Valley

Trail & Saddle Club, Ray teaches to meet your needs in

a quiet, supportive manner, catered lunch, contact to

reserve your space to ride or audit, www.rayberta.com

June 21-26 Arabian Horse Assoc. Region 2 Pre Show &

Championship, Earl Warren Showgrounds, spectators

admitted free, Penny Wardlaw 896-6444

June 24-26 Bolado Park, Tres Piños, rodeo & saddle

horse show, $10 adults, kids to 11 $4, craftsmen tent, 7

p.m. Fri., Sat. & Sun. 1:30 p.m., local residents compete,

9000 Airline Hwy., 831-628-3545

June 25 Cutting, CCCA, Events Center, 14 classes ranch

to open, entries due Weds. of cutting, rules & entry forms

on website, free for spectators, events all day, free for

spectators, free parking, centralcoastcutters.com

June 25 Ray Berta Cattle Clinic, Carmel Valley Trail &

Saddle Club, catered, www.rayberta.com

June 25 Driving Derby, Stanislaus Co. Fairgrounds,

We had wanted to provide an update on the long awaited

Pismo Preserve. Although it is under development for future

use, the tract remains closed to the public. Thousands of hours

of volunteer work stand as a testament that where there is a will, there is a way. It may be fall before riders and horses

will enjoy the vistas of this wonderful purchase that many have donated to make possible.

From High Mountain Road there access to a beautiful

single track trail - Trout Creek. From the Pozo Ranger

Station, ride High Mountain Road. When road splits,

take lower road towards Arroyo Grande (upper trail goes

to Fire Lookout Point at the top). Continue several miles

till it levels out. On left see barbed wire fence with gate

& sign “Trout Creek.” Ride thru gate (CLOSE it). Follow trail

& then return. Many places to stop & eat a packed lunch.

View: Pozo Valley & Lopez Canyon

Access: From North County, park paved parking lot, Pozo

Ranger Station or on roadway adjacent to Ranger Station.

NO parking open lot front of ranger station; privately owned.

Fees: None • Pass: None

Rated: Moderately challenging

Turlock, Roger Cleverly, 9 a.m.,925-348-1346, www.


June 26 Buckle Open Show, Pat Mar Ranch, no. end of

Main, Templeton, fun show for horses & people, friendly

folks to access for information, Marie 434-1594

June 27-29 Kid’s Rodeo Camp, Work Ranch, Mon.-Weds.

4 p.m., $350 per camper, your own horse or rent one of

theirs, 467-3362, www.workranch.com

June 27-July 1 Kid’s Day Camp, Harris Stage Lines,

5995 N. River Rd., Paso, 8-1 p.m. Mon-Thurs. 8-7 p.m.

Fri., bring a sack lunch, 237-1860, info@harrisstagelines.

com, July 11-15, Aug. 8-12, $300 per session per student

Time Factor: 4-5 hours. Out & back ride

(turn back at any time)

Trail: Forest service dirt road & single track,

many creek crossings with rocks

Feet: Shoes or Easyboots recommended

Dogs: Allowed • Camp: None • Overnight: None

Main Ranger Station: Pozo Ranger Station

- not always manned

Caution: Popular road off road vehicles & motorcycles,

ride early summer, watch for snakes in tall grass and

shady places

Maps: USGS Maps - SLO Quad • First Aid: 911

Cell Reception: Very limited

June 2016, PASO Magazine 49


What’s Happening

on Main Street?

By Millie Drum


The 13th Annual Olive Festival

begins with the Pre-Olive Festival

Social Mixer and Olive Oil

Tasting at Allegretto Vineyard

Resort on Friday, June 3 from 6

to 8 pm. For only $25, you’ll enjoy

wonderful food showcasing

olives and their pairings in the

majestic courtyard at Allegretto.

Socialize with local olive oil producers,

industry experts, Main

Street business owners and associate

members. Call Main Street at

238-4103 for tickets.

Growers and producers gather

in the City Park from 10 to 5 on

Saturday, June 4 for the Olive Festival.

The impressive mobile olive

oil press will be on display along

with plenty of samples, vendors,

demonstrations, a cook-off and

Culinary Row’s offering of tastings

and the always popular Olive Oil

Ice Cream. Visit pasoroblesdowntown.org

for vendor applications.


Enjoy lavender every bit as much

as the bees and the butterflies!

The Downtown Main Street

Association and the Central Coast

presents the 8th Annual Lavender

Festival on July 9 from 10 to 5 in

the City Park. Few communities

can compare to the diversity of

Paso’s festivals; running the gamut

of farming, cultivating, gardening,

harvesting and distilling the bounty

that characterizes our flourishing

wine, olive oil, honey and lavender

industries. During the height of the

lavender harvest season, there are

festivals throughout California to

include Los Olivos, Ojai, Placerville,

Napa, Kenwood, Santa Rosa, and

a few little towns most of us have

never heard of - Flinn Springs,

Rumsey and Cherry Valley. Many

of these growers and producers will

travel to Paso and join our local

growers for one of the last festivals

of the season to exhibit and sell

their farm fresh products and related


The festival features seminars from

the local lavender growers and the

producers that bring a wide variety

of products to the consumers. Learn

how lavender is grown and distilled

to the final product that takes on

many forms! The variety of uses as

well as lavender’s historical role in

aromatherapy and the culinary arts is

fascinating. Dating back 2,500 years

of recorded history, lavender was used

in Egypt, the Roman Empire and

Medieval and Renaissance Europe.

The Shakers are credited with commercializing

lavender and introducing

products to America. The benefits

of lavender oils beauty treatments and

health benefits have never been more


The home gardener will surely

get inspired by the example set

by the larger growers that utilize

sustainable farming practices that

can be applied to a small homegrown

garden. The flowers are

rich in the nectar that will sustain

our diminishing bee population.

The plants are drought tolerant;

preferring our sunny spring

weather for early summer harvest.

Take an online view of the local

lavender farms that welcome visitors

for tours during the bloom

season. Get a close look at their

operation and bring bouquet of

fresh lavender home for your own


Business Spotlight

By Meagan


Adrienne Hagan

Hair stylist

Experienced and knowledgeable,

Adrienne Hagan is a curly

hair specialist with extensive

training in all hair types through

Vidal Sassoon, The Aveda Institute,

Bumble and Bumble,

DevaCurl, Curly Hair Artistry,

and more. From San Francis-

co to New York, Texas, Ontario

and now, back home in Paso

Robles, she has been styling clients’

hair for 25+ years – many of

whom drive hours to visit Adrienne

for their no-fuss, natural


Taking into consideration

each individual client’s lifestyle

and hair texture,

Adrienne leans

on the natural

side as a stylist

and oftentimes

has people cry

tears of joy as

she helps them

turn what they

Adrienne Hagan

Visit the downtown shops and

restaurants for lavender related

products, food and beverages. Pack

a picnic or watch for The Honey

Bee who will be handing out Main

Street restaurant guides. Steve

Cichorsky handles the music and

announcements from the gazebo.

Sponsors include Amtrak, Cold

Stone Creamery, Miller Drilling,

Park Cinemas and travelpaso.com.

For information about presenting

festival sponsor, visit CCLGA.org.

for Central Coast Lavender Growers

Association. Lila Avery-Fuson,

founder and owner of Central Coast

Lavender Farm & Apothecary and

Main Street member, helped create

and is still involved in the festival

now celebrating its eighth year. Visit

centralcoastlavender.com for Lila’s

story, online store and information

on farm tours. For new residents

and out-of-towners, the Main Street

office is located on Norma’s Way in

the alley between Park and Pine and

12th and 13th Streets. It’s where the

festivals and the downtown events

begin. Where Everybody Comes

Together. pasoroblesdowntown.org

thought was frizzy hair to beautiful,

soft curls. With the right

cut, products, and proper styling

techniques, Adrienne’s curly hair

clients no longer feel the need to

straighten or put their hair back

in a ponytail every day.

“I like to help educate people

about their hair,” says Adrienne.

“It’s very rewarding to give my

clients the cut, tools, products,

and information they need to

have great hair. Many clients have

struggled with their curly hair

since they were a child, and I help

make it simple for them.”

Please see SPOTLIGHT page 51

50 PASO Magazine, June 2016

Client Jennifer says, “Her passion

for all that is natural comes

through in the way she cuts and

colors my hair. I’d blown my hair

straight for years; Adrienne inspired

me to let my curls be free,

and they look beautiful and so

much more natural.”

Contact Adrienne Hagan at (805)

400-0198 or stop by Mod Studio at

1400 Railroad St. for more info or

to schedule an appointment; go to

www.adriennehagan.com to see client

photos and reviews.

Blake’s True Value


Part of the local community

since 1952, Blake’s True Value is

the place to go for all of your commercial

and home repair needs.

More than just convenient, Blake’s

boasts a staff that is knowledgeable,

helpful, and trustworthy and

has shelves stocked with modern

and classic parts and supplies.

“Locals know us as Blake’s, and

newcomers and visitors recognize

the True Value name,” says Owner

Brent Goodwin. “We have a

lot of connections, we carry many

specialty items, and we strive to

keep modern and fresh while also

keeping ourselves rooted in what

started us here in Paso Robles. For

us, customer service is one of our

products. We take pride in offering

a quality product, including our

customer service product, to our


The friendly staff hears, “I should

have come to Blake’s first,” so often

that it could almost be the store

Brent & Beccie

Goodwin of

Blake’s True Value

slogan. Blake’s

may not have

the same square

footage as its

competitors, but

it has the buying

power of True

Value and custom

orders are

available. Visit

Blake’s and you’ll

be greeted by a familiar face – many

of the have been with the store

for 10+ years, including Garrett


“There isn’t a project or problem

he can’t help a customer solve,”

says Brent. “For your next project,

come in and see Garrett or our

other knowledgeable staff members;

I know our customers are in

the best hands with any member of

our team.”

For Father’s Day, Blake’s carries

an extensive line of barbecue tools and

supplies, along with the latest in RC

Hobby products. Visit Blake’s True

Value, open daily at 1701 Riverside

Ave. Call (805) 238-3934 or go to


for site-to-store free shipping.

Kennedy Club Fitness


The friendly folks at Kennedy

Club Fitness Paso are keeping

things active this summer with a

variety of events and special classes

for every member of the family.

With free membership trials and

a host of activities, there’s never

been a better time to discover

“Your Reason to K.”

“Whether it’s to spend more

time with grandchildren, lose a

few pounds, or get more productivity

out of each day,” says

General Manager Matt McClish,

“our members have their reasons

for joining and participating

at Kennedy Club – their reason

to ‘K’ as we say. It’s about what

gives you that internal spark to be

The staff at Kennedy Club Fitness

fit and healthy.”

From small group training

classes such as yoga, Pilates, and

cycling to aqua aerobics, cardio

and strength training, the daily offerings

at Kennedy Club are extensive.

In addition, members benefit

from personal training, diet and

nutritional guidance from certified

trainers. The pool is a popular

place to be during the summer

months, whether it’s for lap swimming,

lessons, or youth camps.

Club members also have access to

ping-pong tables and basketball,

racquetball, handball, wallyball

and volleyball courts – perfect for

keeping the fun in fitness!

“Members like our club atmosphere,”

says Matt. “They can

enjoy a cup of coffee, spend time

on their laptop, or talk with a

group of friends before or after

their fitness session. It’s very social

here and we offer something for

the entire family including various

events such as the Friday Night

Concert Series this summer, our

Open House, Family Swim, and

Kids’ Night Out.”

For more information, including

special events happening at Kennedy

Club Fitness Paso this summer call

239-8488, stop by 500 South River

Road, or go to kennedyclubs.com.

June 2016, PASO Magazine 51







Moonlight Granola came to be at General Store

because we forced April Ziegenbein to make it for us.

Well, we didn’t actually use force, but we leaned on

her pretty hard, and she’s a tiny thing so it was easy

for the three of us to overpower her. We’d been eating

her homemade granola for months, and though she’s

a mom of two and works full time, we knew she could

squeeze in just a few more hours in the day to satisfy

our habit! We are very proud to have this local product

from a 100% born and bred Paso Roblan (Paso High

graduate, thank you very much!) We grabbed a minute

between batches to learn bit more.

What’s your favorite thing to eat with the granola?

Greek yogurt with blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and bananas

topped with the granola.

Tell us about the name.

As we jokingly talked about the possibility of selling the granola,

someone said “you could just make it after work and in your spare time, you

know... it could be like a moonlighting job.”…Bam - Moonlight Granola!

The label design idea came from our first backpacking trip to the John

Muir Wilderness. Dusty, my daughters, Ainsley and Avery and I hiked

Moonlight Granola inspired by a family

backpacking trip!

up the mountain most of the day, fishing

for beautiful native trout along the way. As

we sat in camp that night, the most pristine

full moon rose. Within minutes the landscape

was completely aglow with a bluish

white light! That’s the design on the label.

What’s your favorite thing about Paso?

I love going to the downtown park on

a weekend evening, it’s always filled with

people and families. It looks like a scene

out of a Hollywood movie, but it’s reality

when you’re lucky enough to live here!

If you had someone visiting who had

never been here, and they had to do

something by moonlight, what would

it be?

I would say taking a drive along Hwy 46 West heading towards the

coast during a full moon. Once you get up the top you can see all the way

to the ocean, and those beautiful rolling mountains rising above it.

See why we love her? Moonlight Granola is available exclusively at

General Store Paso Robles. Grab some for Father’s Day or to start off a

summer breakfast.

Hope to see you soon, neighbors!

The Team at General Store Paso Robles

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A monthly look at local events, fundraisers,

meetings, entertainment and

special occasions. To submit a listing,

email bob@pasomag.com, bring info

to drop box at Dutch Maytag, 1501

Riverside Ave., or mail to PO Box 3996,

Paso Robles, 93447 by the 7th of each

month. Questions? Call 239-1533.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • Life Community

Toastmaster Club, Wednesdays,

6:30 to 8:30 pm, Life Community

Church, 3770 Ruth Way, Templeton.


1 • North County Newcomers Club,

first Wednesdays for residents living

here less than 2 years, 11 am to 1:30

pm, northcountynewcomers.org for

events and activities.

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 • BNI - Business

Networking International – P B

& J Chapter, Thursdays 7 to 8:30

am. Paso Robles Golf Club. Visitors

welcome, visit bni.org for info and

chapter website.

2 • Estero Bay Advanced Toastmasters,

first Thursdays, 7 to 9 pm,

Kennedy Club Fitness, 500 So. River

Road, Paso. 238-0524, 930206.toast


3, 10, 17, 24 • Speak Easy Toastmasters

Club, Fridays, 12:10 to 1:15 pm,

Founders Pavilion, Twin Cities Community

Hospital. http://9797.toastmasters

clubs.org. 235-8567.

3 • Hunger Awareness Day - SLO

County Food Bank needs your help to

raise $135,000 in just one day. If you

have questions or are interested in

volunteering call (805) 835-9924 or

email volunteer@slofoodbank.org.

4 • Model “A” and Model “T” car

show to include Early V-8s at the Rios-Caledonia

Abobe in San Miguel

on Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m. to 3

p.m. and is free to the public. Bring

the entire family out enjoy the

car show, and learn more about

this historic site located at 700

S. Mission St. in San Miguel. For

more information, contact Joyce at

440-7173 or check out www.rioscaledoniaadobe.org.

4, 11, 18, 25 • Grief Share –13 week

Saturday seminar/support group for

people grieving a loss, 10 am to noon,

Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston

Rd., Paso. Info: Deaconess Juliet

Thompson, 238-3702, ext. 205.

6 • Almond Country Quilters

Guild Meeting, 6:30 pm, June is

the guild’s birthday month. Come for

tea and birthday cake to celebrate 26

years. Visitors welcome! Carol Wallen

cwallen2@aol.com is contact person.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston

Road, Paso. almondcountryquilters.

org. Info: lisajguerrero@msn.com.

Community Quilting (to help children

and senior organizations with

quilts) is held the third Saturday

(June 18) of every month, 10 am to

2 pm at Bethel Lutheran Church, Old

Country Road, Templeton. Contact


6, 13, 20, 27 • Paso Robles Chamber

of Commerce Toastmasters,

Mondays, 6 to 7 pm at the Chamber

Office, 1225 Park St. Call Lisa Marrone


6, 13, 20, 27 • North County Overeaters

Anonymous, Every Monday, St.

James Episcopal Church, 514 14th St.

Paso Robles, www.OA.org, info Tina

Stewart 805-610-3724.

7, 21 • MOPS – Mothers of

Pre-schoolers, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays,

9:30 to 11:30 am, Trinity Lutheran

Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso.

Support, speakers, creative activities,

play dates, “mom’s night out.”

Rachel Wisener, 559-473-8258,


7, 14, 21, 28 • BNI – Business

Networking International – Early

But Worth It chapter, Tuesdays 7

to 8:30 am, Paso Robles Golf Club.

Visitors welcome, visit bni.org for info

and chapter website.

10 • North County Women’s Connection

Luncheon – 11 am to 1 pm,

program features Country Western

singer June Wade and Anastasia

Killham from Big Brothers Big Sisters.

$12. Templeton Community Center,

601 So. Main St. RSVP and info,

JoAnne Pickering, 239-1096. Newcomers


11 • Central Coast Violet Society,

10 am to 12 pm, Brookdale Senior

Living activity room, 1919 Creston

Road, Paso Robles, second Saturdays,


12 • Daughters of the American

Revolution, second Sundays, 1 pm

for buffet lunch ($20) at SpringHill

Suites in Atascadero. Info: Donna

Cohen 395-0630, dmcpatriotdaughter


12 • PR Grange Pancake Breakfast,

second Sundays, 7:30 to 11am, 627

Creston Road, Paso.

12 • Family Picnic Fundraiser

sponsored by PR Democratic Club,

Templeton Park, 6th and Crocker, 1:30

to 4 pm. Donation $20, under 12 $5.

Reservations: 805-769-4847, pasoroblesdemocrats@gmail.com.

13, 27 • Writing Support Group.

Complete writing projects with encouragement,

kindness and truth

with award-winning author/editor

Patricia Alexander. Every other Monday,

6:30 to 9 pm. $25 per or $20

for 4 meetings paid in advance.

Call for location: 479-7778. BookOf


14 • Flag Day

14 & 28 • Paso Robles Lions Club,

7 pm, PR Elks Lodge, 1420 Park

Street, Paso, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. 227-

4476. pasorobleslions.org.

54 PASO Magazine, June 2016

14 • Exchange Club meets 2nd

Tuesday, 12:15 – 1:30 pm, McPhee’s

in Templeton. 610-8096, exchangeclubofnorthslocounty.org.

15 • Paso Robles Democratic Club,

third Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Centennial

Park, White Oak Room, 600 Nickerson

Drive, Paso. Visitors/newcomers


18 • Community Quilting (to help

children and senior organizations with

quilts) is held the third Saturday of every

month, 10 am to 2 pm at Bethel

Lutheran Church, Old Country Road,

Templeton. Contact caroljhungerford


19 • Father’s Day

20 • Paso Robles Republican Women

Federated, third Mondays, Paso

Robles Golf Club, 1600 Country Club

Drive. Check-in and social at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch at 12 noon. $22, Guests wel-



Held at RISE

Sponsored by HospiceSLO

1030 Vine St., Paso Robles

544-2266 • hospiceslo.org

Bereaved Parents Group

Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

General Grief Support

Wednesdays, 5:00 to 6:30 pm.

Suicide Bereavement Support

4th Wednesdays, 3 to 4:30 pm.


Paso Robles Country Farm

and Craft Market, Saturdays,

9 am to 1pm, Downtown City Park.

Templeton Farmers Market,

Saturdays, 9 am to 12:30 pm.

Templeton Park, Crocker

and 6th Streets.

come. Reservations by June 13, contact

Sharon Wilson 239-2940.

20 • Santa Lucia Rockhounds, third

Mondays (except Sept. and Dec.) at

Templeton Community Center, 601

South Main St. Open to all who enjoy

rocks, fossils and minerals. Guest speakers,

education, raffles, silent auction,

rock show. Visitors welcome. slorockhounds.org

21 • Chronic Pain Support Group

Meeting –CRPS (Chronic Regional

Pain Syndrome), Third Tuesdays, 5 to

6 pm, Rabobank, 1025 Las Tablas Rd,

Templeton. Info: Suzanne Miller 704-

5970, suzanne.miller@ymail.com.

21 • North County Parkinson’s Support

Group, 1 pm, Templeton Presbyterian

Church, 610 So. Main St. Speakers

welcome. Third Tuesdays except July

and August.

30 • North County Prostate

Cancer Support Group, 7 pm, Last

Thursdays, Twin Cities Community Hospital

Pavilion Room. Info: Bill Houston

995-2254, American Cancer Society,





8 • Chamber of Commerce Membership

Mixer. Second Wednesdays, 5:30

to 7pm.

17 • Women in Business Luncheon,

11:30 to 1 pm. Go online to register.

29 • Wake Up Paso, 7:30 to 9 am,

Paso Robles Inn Ballroom, $20 member/

$25 non-member..




1 • Monthly dinner at Estrella

Warbird Museum, first Wednesdays,

6 pm. Reservations required. Museum

features American aircraft, vehicles and

artifacts and Woodland Auto Display,

10 am to 4 pm. Thursday – Sunday.

Group tours by appointment. Admission

$10, $5 ages 6 – 12, free under 5.

4251 Dry Creek Road, Paso Robles. Call

for group tours. ewarbirds.org. 227-

0440, 238-3897.

1 – 5 • Central California Classic, Paso

Robles Horse Park. Grand Prix World-

Class Show Jumping is Saturday,

June 4 at 5 pm. Free admission. pasorobleshorsepark.com.

7 • Golden State Classic Car Club

meets at PR Elks Lodge, first Tuesdays,

7 pm, 1420 Park Street, Paso. Goldenstateclassics.org

3 • Art After Dark Paso – First Saturdays,

self-guided walks through

art galleries, wine tasting rooms and

businesses featuring local artists. 6 to

9 pm, Downtown Paso. Coordinated by

Studios on the Park.

3 – 4 • 77th Annual Lions Club Charity

Golf Tournament, Paso Robles Golf

Club, Registration 7:30 am, Shotgun

8:30 am, info Joe Guglielmo 805-550-

0355, jguglielmo@gmail.com, Sandee

Dillon 530-744-7958, sandeedillon07


4 • Main Street Olive Festival, 10 am

to 5 pm. Olive oil booths, demonstrations,

cooking contest, arts, crafts, wine

tasting. www.pasoroblesdowntown.

org. Sponsored by Downtown Main

Street Association.

5 • 13th Annual Pinot and Paella

Festival, 2 to 5 pm, Templeton Park,


8 • Mayor’s Monthly Museum Tour –

10 am, Mission San Miguel.

8 • Templeton Summer Concerts

in the Park every Wednesday

through Aug. 17, 6:30 to

8:30 pm.

11 • Pasture to Plate: All About

Lamb Workshop, 10 am to

1pm, J&R Natural Meat, 3450 Riverside,

Paso. $65 includes workshop

and BBQ lunch. Topics include local

lamb processing, packaging and recipes.

Tickets: farmsteaded.com.

11 • Classic Car Cruise Night – 5

to 7 pm, Second Saturdays (weath-

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• Lowest Vacancy Rates

• Tenant Screening



• Rental Hotline

• Eviction Service

• Property Inspections

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er permitting), King Oil Tools, 2235

Spring St., Paso. Info: Tony Ororato,


15 • Live Music on the Veranda,

PR Golf Club – London Dave from

5 to 8 pm. BBQ!! Reservations

238- 4722.

16, 23, 30 • Concerts in the Park,

5:30 to 7:30. Downtown Paso.

16 • Third Thursday Shop, dine and

drink in downtown Paso Robles. A



Cancer Well-Fit ® at Paso Robles Sports Club, Mondays and

Thursdays 12:30 to 1:30, pre-registration is required with

Kathy Thomas, kathythomas10@hotmail.com or 805-610-

6486. Free program designed for first- year survivors to

restore strength and endurance at their own pace. Call for

details: Look Good Feel Better ® , 800-227-2345 and Silhouette

Breast Form and Lingerie, 559-432-7199.

Cancer Support Community, 1051 Las Tablas Road,

Templeton provides support, education and hope to those

with cancer. Visit CSCslo.org and call 238-4111 for information.

Please RSVP as noted. Some facilitators request a 4-person

minimum. Cancer Support Helpline, 888-793-9355, 6 am to

6 pm PST. Online blog at CancerSupportCommunity.org.

Saturday June 4 is National Cancer Survivor Day. New

Member Orientation is scheduled by appointment on

Tuesday and Thursdays.

MONDAYS: 6, 13, 20, 27 • Yoga 11:30 am to 12:45 pm,

Wellness Yoga, 1329 Spring St., Paso. 13, 27 • Meditation,

portion of the proceeds benefit must!

Charities. Visit facebook.com/pages/


23 • Templeton Chamber of Commerce

After Five Mixer, 5:30 to

7 pm at Eight Seven, 98 South Main

St. Info: Gail Kudlac, info@templetonchamber.com,


July 2 • PASO POPS, net proceeds

will benefit four local organizations.

The family fun event takes place on

the 67 acre grounds of Paso Robles

Horse Park, located at 3801 Hughes

Parkway in Paso Robles, just off Dry

Creek Road near Paso Robles Airport.

Over 30 wineries and breweries from

the Paso Robles AVA will offer adult

beverages for a suggested donation

to PASO POPS and Central Coast area

food trucks will deliver a tasty array

of entrees for purchase. Fireworks

after dark, San Luis Obispo Symphony

Orchestra and Youth Symphony

perform and much more, for details

see page 31, or online at paderewskifestival.com

July 2, 3, 4 • Morro Bay Art in the

Park, morrobayartinthepark.com.

10:30 am Senior Center, 270 Scott St., Paso. 27 • Reiki

Circle 5:30 to 7pm, RSVP.

TUESDAYS: 7, 14, 21, 28 • Tai Chi Chih 9 to 10 am,

Coffee Café 10:05 am, Frankly Speaking CSC Podcast

1 pm, Tai Chi Chih 1 to 2 pm at Cayucos Senior Center,

200 S. Ocean Ave., 14 • Intro to Tai Chi Chih 10:30 to

11:30 am, 14 • Young Survivors 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

WEDNESDAYS: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • Living with

Cancer Member Support Group 10 to 11:30 am; Caregiver

Group 3:30 – 5:30, Tai Chi Chih 11 am to 12 noon at Hearst

Cancer Resource Center, 1941 Johnson Ave. Ste. 201, SLO.

8 • All Blood Cancer Support, 1 2:30, Hearst Cancer

Resource Center.

THURSDAYS: 9 & 23 Navigate with Shannon

D’Acquisto offers assistance and resources for managing

care. RSVP please, 238-4111. 30 • Men’s Prostate Group,

7 pm, Twin Cities Hospital Founders Pavilion.

FRIDAYS: 3 & 17 • Grupo Fuerza y Esperanza, 6 to 8 pm.




1255 Las Tablas Road, Templeton

Visit thewkrc.org or call 434-1800

for class information. Some fees apply.


Living Workshop – Nice Cream,

6:30 to 8pm, bring your own mason

jar. 15 • Heart Health Nutrition,

6:30 to 8 pm with Stephanie Austin.

22 • Intro to Wellness: A Taste of

Change with Nancy Walker, 5:30 – 6:30,

10 simple things for your “clean eating

journey.” FREE.

THURSDAYS: 2 • The Truth

About Weight Loss with Gerrie Adams,

Healthy Eating Specialist, 6 to 8 pm.

First Thursdays. 9 • Hispanic Cooking

Class with Yessenia Echeverria, 6:30 to

8:00 pm. 16 • Healthy Cooking for

People Touched with Illness – Glorious

Greens, 5:30 to 7:30, free to those

with illness, friends/caregivers welcome

for a $20 fee or donation. No one will

be turned away for lack of funds. RSVP

required. 434-1800.

FRIDAYS: 17 • Children’s After

School Cooking Class – Safe Chefs

with Terri Knowlton. 3:30 to 5 pm.

17 • Healthy Cooking for People

Touched with Illness – Glorious

Greens, 11 am to 1 pm, taught at Idler’s

Appliance, 122 Cross Street, San Luis

Obispo. 24 • Children’s After School

Cooking Class – Eat a Rainbow with

Terri Knowlton. 3:30 to 5 pm.

56 PASO Magazine, June 2016

June 2016, PASO Magazine 57


Things are LOOKING UP

in the North County

By Heather Young

Despite economic hardships many people

and businesses felt after the last recession hit in

2009-10, things are looking up throughout the

North County. The city managers and mayors

for both Atascadero and Paso Robles addressed

the business community in May to deliver the

State of the North County of San Luis Obispo

County 2016 address.

Paso Robles City Manager Tom Frutchey and

Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin attributed the

city’s ability to get through hardships to their

can-do attitude.

“What makes North County special – I’ve asked

a lot of people in my first 100 days – … is the legacy

we’ve inherited, the can-do attitude and the generosity,”

Frutchey said. “We also have a common

and shared vision of the area.”

He talked about some of the big challenges

Paso Robles has faced: when the Paso Robles Inn

burned down, when the San Simeon Earthquake

rocked the area in 2003 and when the most recent

recession hit.

“But each time we’ve been challenged, we’ve refaced

them and come out better than we were before,”

Frutchey said. “We have inherent strengths.”


Martin echoed the city manager’s sentiments,

sharing an antidote about the city’s can-do attitude.

He said Centennial Pool would be reopened

due to the people coming together and raising

money to get the pool that has been drained and

closed for several years, but to its former glory.

Additionally, he said the people of Paso Robles

took it upon themselves to approve a measure that

taxes them a half of a percentage on purchases

in the city.

“We need to foster a North County attitude,”

Martin said, “not just a Paso Robles or Atascadero

attitude. There are a lot of exciting things happening

in the North County.”

As Martin and Atascadero Mayor Tom

O’Malley have been friends since grade school,

both graduating from Atascadero High School

in 1968, they have taken on a sort of partnership

to work together as a North County rather than

just separate cities. The duo has started a website,

www.dosalcaldes.com, to share what they are doing

together. Dos alcaldes means, “two mayors.”

“We realized we had the opportunity while we

occupied those two positions to work together for

the community,” Martin said.

The three-hour program included presentations

by Pacific Gas & Electric Director of

Local Customer Experience Pat Mullen, Frutchey,

Atascadero City Manager Rachelle Rickard,

Atascadero State Hospital Executive Director

Stirling Price, O’Malley and Martin.

Each speaker, including Master of Ceremonies

Twin Cities Community Hospital CEO

Mark Lisa, offered a different perspective of what’s

happening locally. Mullen, Lisa and Price all noted

that their companies – some of the largest employers

in the county – are hiring. Price said the state

hospital currently has 246 vacancies. The hospital

will open a new treatment center in 2018, which

will bring another 125 to 250 positions.

That’s not the only project bringing more jobs to

the area. An influx of housing units under construction,

or will be in the near future, is causing demand

in the construction industry in Atascadero. Currently,

Rickard said, Paso Robles has about 500 more

residents than Atascadero, but once the current units

under construction now, more than 600 on both the

north and south ends of Atascadero. That number

doesn’t count the units that will be built in Eagle

Ranch, a project that is still in the planning stage.

Adrienne Hagan 25

Advanced Concrete 51

Advanced Construction 10

All Angles 17

Amdal In Home Care 44

American Wholesalers

Furniture 3

Arlyne’s Flowers 17

Arqtfully Unusual 46

Artworks 35

Austin, Mary Ann 37

Baker, Faye 56

Bankston, Kim 14

Bella Jule Designs 12

Berry Hill Bistro 10

BlakesTrueValue 32

Blakeslee&Blakeslee 51

Bland Solar 23

Blenders 12

Body Basics 17

Bridge Sportsmen 37

Brooklin Oaks Pharmacy 16

Cal Paso Solar 17

Cal Sun Electric 9

California Mid State Fair 11


Casey Print 48

Casper, EJ, DDS 19

Central Coast Glass Works 35

Chalekson, Dr. Charles 43

Chandra Colley 35

Cider Creek 39

City-Concerts in Park 27

City-Recreation 45

Clear Choice 55

Cone & Associates 38

Connect Home Loans 19

Dawg on It 35

Desmond, Heather 4,5

Diffley, Marty 36

Edwards Barber Shop 29

El Paso Storage 56

Estrella Warbirds 15

Everyone in the Pool 29


Farmhouse Motel 48

Foxhill Pool & Spa 50

Frontier Floors 17

Gallagher Video 55

General Store, PR 53

Gilliss, Keith/PRIME 49

Golden Collar 35

GRL Computing 58

Gustin, Dale for Supervisor 41

Harris Stage 46

Healthy Inspiration 52

Heart to Heart RE 53

Henry, Lisa-Patterson

Real Estate 20

HFG Insurance 35

Horse Connection Center 35


Idler’s 60

K-Jon’s Jewelers 7

Kennedy Fitness 27

Klockenteger, RDHAP 35

Knights Carpet 39

La Casa de Amayah 37

Lansford Dental 59

Lube N Go 30

Main St Animal Hosp 43

Martin, Steve for

Supervisor 33

Michaels Optical 26

Mikulics, Dr 54

Mode Communications 32

Morro Bay Art in Park 24

Natural Alternative 19

New With Tags 52

Nose to Tail 35

Odyssey Cafe 44

Paso Jules 58

PASO Mag Testimonials 47

Paso PetCare 40

Paso Pops 13

PR Chamber of

Commerce 55

PR District Cemetery 30

PR Door & Trim 35

PR Golf Club 33

PR Handyman 56

PR Insurance 19

PR Main Street 52

PASO Magazine

Testimonials 47

PR Pet Boarding 48

PR Waste 25

Patricia Alexander 54

Perfect Air 33

Photo Stop 40

PW Construction 42

Rags Home Renovations 25

Red Scooter Deli 33

Relay for Life 54

Reneau, J Scott 39

Reverse Mort Pros 40

San Luis Sports Therapy 15

Sauret’s Errand 35

Schuster Custom Wood 23

Scoles, Law Offices

of Patricia 54

Señor Sancho’s 15

Simple Lending 27

SolaraloS 21

Solarponics 44

Sotheby’s-Cassidy 18

Spice of Life 27

Sprains Draperies 28

Stifel Nicolaus 29

Tea Trolley 35

Ted Hamm Insurance 49

Teresa Rhyne Law Gp 46

The Loft 35

Tree of Life 15

Twin Cities Hospital 2

Vic’s Cafe 53

Vina Robles 25

Western Janitorial 35

Whitehorse 49

Worship Directory 57

York, Angel 31

York, Cheri 23

58 PASO Magazine, June 2016

All cases were completed by Dr. Jeremy Lansford

and Dr. Jennifer Karanian

Don Idler, 1974

Bud Idler, 1951

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