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June 2014 volume 14 number 2
A Monthly Look at Life in our Remarkable Communities
18 Paso Robles 4 th of July
20 A Father’s Day Tribute
to Charles Poalillo
24 Historic Paso Robles 125 th
1887 REVOLUTION IN PASO
- End of a Frontier Town
Paso Robles Main Street
Hoofbeat Calendar and Trail Tales
- by Dorothy Rogers
In Gary Willams’ Eyes,
“Every day is an adventure”
10 Ol’ Oaken Bucket
Filled with Humor, Timely Tidbits, and
Mesmorizing Memorabilia..stuff you
didn’t realize you need to know
• Four Achieve Girl Scouting’s
Highest Honor: The Gold Award
• Local Student Wins Optimist Club
• Apply for Paderewski Festival
Youth Piano Competition
• Paso Robles Youth Arts - The Spirit of ‘I Can’
• Girl’s Basketball Camp Set for June 16-19
• Six gold medalists to attend
SkillsUSA National Conference
30 Paso People
• At the Library - The Library Hosted
a Great Peep Show
• One Day, One Dollar set for Friday, June 6
to Benefit Food Bank
• Grandstand Acts Set for
2014 California Mid-State Fair
• Breaking Down Barriers: Local Churches
to Gather in City Park on June 8
• This N That - A Collection of ‘Stuff’
26 City of Paso Robles
Library and Recreation
- cool stuff to do for the month ahead!
On the cover: Four Achieve Girl Scouting’s Highest Honor: The Gold Award
From left: Zoe Zepp, Ellart, Claire Verzin and Sydney Throop.
photo by Richard Baker
38 Round Town
• Symphony of the Vines Fundraiser Concert
• County Perspective - A Column by Bruce Curtis
• Relay for Life: One Day, One Night,
One Community - ONE FIGHT
• Summer Fun Continues in Templeton
and Long-Time County Resident Heads Chamber
• SMITH MOTORGROUP opens in Paso Robles
• Prudential Becomes Berkshire Hathaway
Home Services Hallmark Realty
• Local Retailer Unveils New Name,
Look as it Celebrates 60 Years
• Local Residents Continue to Invest in
Downtown Paso Robles
• Business Spotlight
- a column by Meagan Friberg
• The Voice of the Visitor Center
- a new column by Karyl Lammers
55 Time & Place
Where to find just about anything and
everything to do in June
58 Last Word
Local Scouts Keep the Flags Flying
and Dale Zuelner – Proud to be an American
7 th of each month preceding publication
10 th of each month preceding publication
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Just a Thought
By Bob Chute
Summer is here and we’ll be hoping
for rain...only seems fair since
we didn’t receive our usual allotment
during what was supposed to
be Winter and Spring, wouldn’t you
agree? Paso Robles seasonal rainfall
total as of March 24, 2014 was only
4.99,” far below our average of 14.33,”
Nacimiento Lake is just 22% of capacity
when it is normally at 62% this
time of the year. Meanwhile, please
watch your water usage and be oh so
very careful working outdoors, everything
is so dry and the potential for
wildfires is very real.
I love Summers in Paso! Barbecues,
Concerts in the Park (starting Friday,
June 20) plus other events downtown
presented by Main Street. The Vina
Robles Amphitheatre rolls into it’s
second year of concerts and we’ve already
signed up for three of them! Our
many wineries always offer an array of
awesome things to do! Plus, we’ll have
4th of July Fireworks over the Park as
part of our continuing City’s 125th
Anniversary Celebration (story, pg.
18), and the California Mid State Fair
is just around the corner, running July
16 to 27 this year.
We have a line-up of several interesting
stories for you this month...
Chris Weygandt Alba continues her
Historical series on page 24, this time
Spotlighting the 1887 Revolution in
Paso - End of Frontier Town; Grace
Pucci, celebrates four young ladies
on page 12 achieving Girl Scouting’s
Highest Honor -
The Gold Award,
the equivalent of
the Boy Scout’s
Eagle Badge. With Father’s Day on
Sunday, June 15, Val Poalillo writes
a fun story about her father-in-law
Charles Poalillo and all he’s accomplished
in his incredible life (pg. 20);
plus much more.
There’s a lot of activity on the business
front as well with SMITH MO-
TORGROUP opening at 2nd and
Spring (pg. 50); plans are underway
for the Pine Street Promenade and
potential Paso Robles Center for the
Performing Arts, by local developers
Brett Van Steenwhy and Debbie
Lorenz. Plus, we introduce a new column
The Voice of the Visitor Center
by Karyl Lammers explaining their
expanded role within the remodeled
Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce
building on Park Street downtown.
So, put your feet up and enjoy.
Personal: We’ll be attending
son-in-law Bradley Lear’s graduation
party this month...he recently
completed his Master’s Degree at
Santa Clara University...awesome!
Should be a fun
to Brad and
Brad & Kelly
to daughter, Kelly,
for supporting him
and holding down the home front
through the years of night school and
seemingly endless homework!
My Bicentennial Baby Boy, Benjamin,
turns 38 on June 2...is that
possible? Here’s a great photo of him
with his wife, Alissa, during a getaway
they had recently
in Siesta Key, Florida.
They reside in
Ben & Alissa
two sons, Isaac and
The Paso Robles Chamber of
Commerce, in Partnership with the
Atascadero Chamber of Commerce,
will host the 2014 Central Coast
Mid-Year Economic Update on
Friday, June 6, from 7:30 to 11 a.m.
at the Paso Robles Event Center -
Calif. Mid State Fair, 2198 Riverside
Avenue, Paso Robles. Breakfast
and networking from 7:30 a.m.,
with program starting at 8:30 a.m.
The program will feature keynote
speaker Chris Thornberg,
founding principal at Beacon
Economics. Beacon Economics
is an independant research
and consulting firm dedicated
to delivering accurate, insightful
and objectively based
economic analysis. They provide
consulting services to
businesses and enables them
to make informed decisions
regarding investment, growth,
revenue and policy.
Guest speaker Don Vilfer, founder
of Califorensics and a former FBI
Agent in Charge, will cover the
electronic and computing threats
facing business and government
today, what to do to protect your
data and how to respond to a
Costs per person is $65 or a reserved
table for 8 with Signage
for $600. Register online at www.
pasobusiness.com or call the Paso
Robles Chamber at 238-0506.
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I’m Cheri York!
ARE YOU THINKING
My buyers keep commenting: “Wouldn't it be great if this property had ...”
1. Good internet and cellular access.
2. A shop-large or small
3. RV parking or space for it.
4. A three car garage or cover for a third vehicle
5. A barn that accommodates at least two horses.
6. A separate guest home on the property.
7. A two story home with the master bedroom downstairs.
8. Fence for pets.
9. Green energy producing technologies like solar, wind.
10. A pool or room to install one.
11. A home with a view
Does your home have one or more of these amenities? If so, we would love to hear from you!
Gage Irving: Ridge Top, 41 Acres, Shop $874, 450 Pino Way: One acre in town/pool/privacy $419,450
Sellers, Check my list of ready buyers and call me to discuss!
1.Looking for rental property such as two single family homes on
one lot, duplex, triplex, etc. between Atascadero and Paso Robles.
$200,000. to $600,000.
2.We must have at least a 1500 sf home with a garage or barn, central
air conditioning, big yard for privacy, room to park a 27' camping
trailer, quiet street with little traffic, lots of windows and light.
No HOA's please. Up to $500,000. If you are thinking of selling, call
Cheri at 610-7010 right now!
3.Interested in purchasing 60 to 180+ acres between Paso Robles
and Morro Bay, with a beautifully appointed executive type home.
Property may have additional home, barn, out buildings and preferably
will fall under the Williamson Act. A busy road would be a deal
breaker. Up to 3Million
4.If you have a smaller parcel (under 15 acres) in a private or gated
community with a custom home we would love to take a peek at it.
Under 2 Million.
5.We will be moving to California and in Paso on the 7th of July. WE
WANT TO BUY A HOME THAT WEEK. Our budget is $450,000. Our
“would like” list is: 3/2, 1500-2100 sf, no more than 24 years old,
move in ready, nice deck or patio area, smaller yard, tile in bathrooms,
glass enclosed shower, either in town or no more than 12
miles out of Paso. Please put the word out to your friends and
neighbors and call Cheri to get on the list! She is taking names and
6.Looking for a lot within the city limits of Paso Robles on
which to build.
7.Looking for a multi unit retail/office commercial property in
downtown Paso Robles up to 2 Million
8.I need a 2+ bedroom house on 2-5 acres in Templeton for under
$500,000. I would like usable land because gardening is a passion.
EMAIL ME: CHERI.YORK@SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM
June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 9
A successful WWW6
We sure had fun with
the Estrella Warbirds and
Woodland Auto Display
WWW6 last month. Another
great turnout, in cars
and visitors to the Museums
Open Houses and
Special Guest, 3-Time
Indianapolis 500 Winner Bobby Unser,
was a hoot at his Meet and Greet the
night before at Le Vigne Winery. I
did a Q&A with him that was a blast,
then the audience members were
able to ask him a bunch of questions
that he graciously answered, spun
between his great stories. This was a
new feature this year...I hope they
keep it for WWW7 and beyond. I
wonder which superstar Dick Woodland
will land for 2015!
Unser signed a ton of autographs
that night and also during the Saturday
event, plus he helped Dick
select the winner of his prestigious
Woodland Auto Display Choice
of Show Perpetual Trophy...congratulations
to Larry Lundin (car
Fun times were had by all and a
million thanks to all the volunteers
that made it possible...take a bow,
a job well done!
- Bob Chute
* * *
“Children today are tyrants. They contradict
their parents, gobble their food,
and tyrannize their teachers.”
- Socrates (470-399 B.C.)
* * *
“If indeed there is a true God, a Supreme
Being, an infinite and eternal
being who created all things yet
Himself uncreated, one would think
that any definition of that being by
human understanding, placed in human
language would be somewhat inadequate,
difficult to understand and
- Pastor Steve Calagna, North County
Riddles for the Kids
• What five-letter word becomes shorter
when you add two letters to it?
• A man leaves home and turns left
three times, only to return home
facing two men wearing masks. Who
are those two men?
A Catcher and Umpire.
• If a blue house is made out of blue
bricks, a yellow house is made out of
yellow bricks and a pink house is made
out of pink bricks, what is a green house
* * *
Junior Fairboard Applications
Applications are now being accepted
for the Junior Fairboard - members assist
with the day-to-day operations of
High Roller – Adult Size
Big Wheel Drift Trike
the annual California Mid-State Fair,
including events such as the Diaper
Derby, Tractor/Tricycle Races, and Public
Judging. In addition, members help
in the livestock ring, act as ushers in the
Chumash Grandstand Arena, and obtain
market research from fairgoers.
The deadline for applications is
Thursday, June 5 by 4 p.m. Applicants
must be between the ages of 16–20
years old, and be a resident of San Luis
Junior Fairboard applications are
on-line at www.MidStateFair.com or
available for pick up from 8:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. at the Fair office, 2198
Riverside Avenue, Paso Robles.
The 2014 California Mid-State Fair
runs July 16 through July 27. This year’s
theme is “Discover More!”
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Join us for a cocktail and a great
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EDUCATION & YOUTH
By Grace Pucci
Paso Robles is a community
where people help one another.
When there is a need, Paso
Roblans step forward and meet
that need, and that trait of
selflessness runs right through to
its young people. In that spirit,
please meet four young ladies
who have made a real impact
on our town through their
Gold Award Projects with Girl
Scout Troop 40028. They are
Brittney Ellart, Claire Verzin,
Zoe Zepp and Sydney Throop.
The Gold Award is akin to
the Boy Scouts Eagle Scout
Award and is the highest
honor a Girl Scout can attain.
The projects are designed
to build skills in leadership,
organization, overcoming obstacles,
inspiring others, and
most importantly to encourage
proactive participation within
their community. Each of
these four young women selected
projects which challenged
both their perception of themselves
and their ability to respond
to a need they had discovered in their hometown.
They wanted to give back to a community
that had supported them through their
years in the Girl Scouts.
For her project, Brittney Ellart chose to
paint and refurbish the interior of the main
room at the El Paso de Robles Grange Hall
555. Brittney had been in 4-H for seven
years and her group had used the Grange as
their primary meeting place. While attending
those meetings Brittney noticed how the
Hall was in need of sprucing up. She decided
some painting and patching would help bring
the Hall up to date so it could remain an
important meeting place for generations to
come. So on a very warm late summer weekend,
a group of intrepid volunteers gathered
together by Brittney, showed up with paint,
brushes, sanders, hammers and nails, and set
to work at her direction. Several days later the
hall was freshly painted, the stage was refurbished
and the Grange logo was hand-painted
onto the back wall, new crown moldings and
a chair rail were installed and two shadow
boxes were revived and Grange memorabilia
was placed inside. Working with
Lester Rougeot, funds were raised for the
supplies through a pancake breakfast at the
Canyon Creek is a low-income housing
development that provides a city-run after
school Youth Educational Exchange Program
(YEEP) at its community center. The
program offers a healthy after-school snack,
and requires completion of homework before
the students go home in the late afternoon.
However there were no organized activities
Four Achieve Girl Scouting’s
Foreground, from left, Zoe Zepp, Brittney Ellart, Sydney Throop and
Claire Verzin. Standing, right, Girl Scout Troop Leader Sabine Zepp
and Co-Leader June Ellart.
for the young people once their homework
was complete. Claire Verzin wanted to fill that
gap - so for her Gold Award Project she assisted
the older children in developing a play
that would bring all the different age groups
together to create the final project. Claire
helped the students write the play, but it was
based entirely on their own ideas. Students
at every age level worked collectively to rehearse,
build the sets, and make costumes
with the goal of presenting the play to family
members at the end of the school year. Claire
sought out donated supplies for set materials
and costumes. Her goal was to provide the
participants with a sense of accomplishment
and give them the confidence to successfully
strike out in new directions, taking on projects
they might otherwise not attempt. When
the successful “Girls Choice Awards” was
finally performed family and friends were not
only entertained but proud and impressed
by what these young students had managed
For many years, Zoe Zepp who was on the
water polo and swim teams at Paso Robles
High School, and had participated in sport
activities at the Paso Robles Community
Pool. She noticed that the team room at the
pool needed refurbishing so for her Gold
Award Project she planned to give the room
a freshening up, by repainting all of the walls
and adding a bulletin board. Zoe understood
that the pool received no funding for maintenance
so she decided to take on the project
that would eventually benefit everyone
who used the pool. With the help of Randy
Stinchfield, Zoe learned how to construct
the bulletin board, Lowes donated
all of the supplies, and with the
help of her parents and friends
she was able to paint the team
room and provide it with a brand
new, very large bulletin board.
Zoe hoped that by improving
the facility the city leaders might
be convinced, in a time of scarce
funds, that there was real community
interest in the pool and it
should remain open.
At Paso Robles High School
the storage space for costumes
used by drama students was chaotic
and dirty. Throughout her
high school years, Sydney Throop
had participated in drama activities
at the school including costuming,
stage manager and even
acting in productions. Costumes
being such an integral part of each
production, Sydney understood
that the manner in which they
were stored was not the best
method for safely preserving
them for future use. For her Gold
Award Project, Sydney and her
volunteers removed all the costumes
from the old area, cleaned
it up, and then created a new, clean, organized
storage space within the new theater facility
at the high school. With donations from
Lowes, she installed shelves and bins in the
“costume hall” to safely hold all the costumes.
She went through everything and determined
what to keep and what had to go,
then organized and labeled the bins and
shelves so everything was easily accessible and
simple to find.
These projects involved a great deal of planning
and execution and through it all each
of these girls remained on the honor roll at
school and continued to participate in their
regular extracurricular activities.
And there was one final generous action
taken by the girls as they closed this chapter in
their young lives. Each year as the girls raised
money for their troop through yard sales, and
the sales of cookies, they managed to put a
little aside for one last Girl Scout adventure.
When everyone sat down to determine what
to do with the money...a trip to Disneyland,
river rafting, etc., the decision was made by
these dedicated Scouts to make a donation
to further benefit their town. So a check for
$1,000 was presented to the Paso Robles Rec
Department to be used toward the planned
children’s playground in the downtown city
park. Ultimately, the community was the beneficiary
of these projects, but in retrospect,
each of these young women gained valuable
insights into themselves and discovered they
possess strengths that will serve them as they
move into the next chapter of their lives and
continue to make their community a better
place to live.
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EDUCATION & YOUTH
Local student wins Optimist Club Oratorical Contest
Haley Donaldson, a student a
Templeton Middle School, recently
won the Optimist Club of Paso
Robles’s oratorical contest based on a
theme of “How My Passions Impact
Haley was awarded a gold medallion
and $150 for the honor. In addition,
she will be sent to the zone level where
she will compete against winners from
other Optimist Clubs in the area. The
winner of the zone competition will
be sent to the district level with the
chance to win a scholarship.
“Haley did a wonderful job presenting
her speech about the questions
posed to her,” said Club President Bill
Pluma. “The members of the Optimist
Club have no doubt that Haley
Donaldson has a bright future. Our
2nd place winner, Dana Alpert of Paso
Robles, will also go on to the zone contest,
congratulations to her as well.”
The Optimist Club of Paso Robles
has been participating in the Optimist
Oratorical Contest for 13 years
and has been active in the community
since 1991. Other programs and service
projects the Club is involved in
include: Fishing Derby, JOOI Club,
Essay Contest, Student of the Month,
and Festival of Trees.
Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition
Youth pianists encouraged to apply for 8th annual competition
The Board of Directors of the
Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles
invites piano teachers in San Luis
Obispo, Monterey and Santa Barbara
counties to encourage their talented
young pianists to submit applications
for the Festival’s 2014 Youth Piano
The competition is open to piano
students in two age groups: Juniors,
ages 10-14, and seniors, ages 15-18.
All competitors must currently study
with an established piano teacher and
reside within the above counties; professional
pianists may not apply.
The Competition Jury will be headed
by pianist and composer Marek Zebrowski,
Director of the Polish Music
Center at USC and
of the Paderewski
Festival; two additional
judges will be
announced prior to
from $200 - $750
will be awarded;
winners will be invited
during the 2014
Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles.
All audition participants will receive a
Selected winners may also apply
to travel to Poland in the summer of
The 2013 Paderewski Festival Youth
Piano Competition winners are pictured,
left to right: Sydney Haughian, Ivan
Davidek, Bella Oldenburg, Daniel Ha,
Kevin Park, and Evan Lin.
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Robles and the
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and at the historic Jagiellonian University
• Application deadline: Friday, Oct.
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• Auditions: Saturday, Oct. 25 at
• Winners’ Recital: Saturday, Nov. 8
in the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
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EDUCATION & YOUTH
Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation – The Spirit of ‘I Can!’
By Millie Drum
Since Vicki Lee became Executive
Director two years ago, the pace
at PRYAF has “stepped up!” In addition
to running the nonprofit that
offers 47 classes with 500 slots for
students, coordinating live performances,
supervising staff and volunteers
and community outreach, Vicki
takes time to give every student and
parent the personal attention that
truly makes PRYAF a second home
for many families.
Vicki adds, “The kids respect
us and we teach them the spirit of
‘I can!’ Our teachers have heart.
Vickie Lee with 2 members
dents that tutor the younger kids
with their homework. I’ve had kids
walk from the high school to get
here in time for their classes.”
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role at PRYAF so rewarding, Vicki
Amanda Gonzales has been here
since day one. She’s watching her
first student that came to her at 5
years old graduate from high school
this year! To watch what goes on
here is amazing. We have older stureplied,
“It happened just recently
when some kids in band class wrote
their own songs. I was asked to sit in
on the class and heard how PRYAF
and Donna Berg’s dream changed
their lives. Of course I cried knowing
they understand why PRYAF
was put here. The kids learn respect
and take someone new under their
wing. In two years I’ve seen little
girls turn into young ladies.”
PRYAF is located at 32nd and
Spring Street in Paso Robles. Visit
www.pryaf.org for the list of FREE
classes. Fall enrollment begins August
23, call 238-5825.
Paso High Bearcat coaches & players lead annual camp to raise funds
Girls’ basketball camp set for June 16-19
Aspiring girl basketball players
from throughout San Luis Obispo
County are invited to participate in
a one-of-a-kind skills camp, led by
two local basketball luminaries, June
16-19 from 9 a.m.-Noon. The camp
will include hands-on help from 12
players-turned-coaches from the
Paso Robles High School’s varsity
girls’ basketball team as well as the
Bearcat coaching staff.
Heidi Wittstrom Sill, PRHS varsity
coach, former three-year All-
League player for the Bearcats and
former Division 1 basketball team
captain with Cal Poly, will lead the
camp. She will be joined by Scott
Larson, a local legend for his service
as the school’s boys’ basketball coach
for 32 years. Larson is known as a
“shooting guru” with a focus on fundamentals,
repetition and execution.
“With the help of our varsity basketball
players, we are going to have
one instructor for every five or six
girls,” Wittstrom Sill said. “The high
level of personal hands-on instruction
is what makes this camp different. We
will emphasize the fun of the game,
but every girl will also walk away with
new-found skills and confidence.”
The camp will consist of a combination
of small station drills, full
court games, team drills and group
lectures designed to advance player
knowledge of the game and will provide
a total of 12 hours of personal
instruction and is open to 4th through
9th graders of all skill levels.
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EDUCATION & YOUTH
Paso High SkillsUSA students garner 19 medals at State Conference
Six gold medalists to attend SkillsUSA National Conference
By Meagan Friberg
Paso Robles High School SkillsUSA Chapter
211 sent 54 students and 11 advisors to the
47th Annual California Skills-USA Leadership
& Skills Conference in San Diego at the end of
April There were 1595 contestants in 109 competitions
overall; Paso had contestants in 23 competitions
and brought home six gold, seven silver,
and six bronze medals.
The following students earned gold:
Tristan Balson, Plumbing; Robert Comstock
III, Marine technology; Haley Dotson,
Early Childhood Education; Wes Harmon,
Mobile Electronics Assembly; Violet
Lopez, Criminal Justice, and Parker Pilg,
Electrical Construction Wiring.
Silver medalists from PRHS: Matthew
Dodds, Electrical Construction Wiring;
Clem Lessi, Motorcycle Service Technology;
Austin Lloyd, Plumbing; Cassidy Moses, Early
Childhood Education; Caleb Rivera, Oxy-
Acetylene Welding; Abraham Van Rensberg,
Power Equipment Technology, and Adrian
Robles, Telecommunications Cabling.
The bronze medalists: Lauretta Closser,
Commercial Baking; Ryan Colvin, Arc
Welding; Takeru Konno, Plumbing; Taylor
Lamascus, Power Equipment Technology;
Colby Mathe, Electrical Construction Wiring,
and Hannah McMinn, Early Childhood
PRHS SkillsUSA Chapter 211 students and advisors at
the California SkillsUSA Leadership & Skills Conference.
pictured left to right:
Colby Mathe, bronze;
Parker Pilg, gold; and
Matt Dodds, silver.
Early Childhood Education
medal winners, left
to right: Cassidy Moses,
silver; Haley Dotson,
gold; and Hannah
At the conference, Wes Harmon ran for and
was successful at becoming the State Officer Reporter
for the upcoming school year. Harmon,
his fellow gold medalists and their advisors will
attend the National Leadership & Skills Conference
in Kansas City, June 23-27; competitors
will be contributing approximately one-third of
their cost to attend and the local Chapter will
provide the remaining portion. Those interested
in providing financial assistance are encouraged
to contact Randy Canaday at (805) 674-4170 or
BASKETBALL from page 16
“This camp is a win-win for all involved,”
Wittstrom Sill said. “The young girls will
learn an amazing array of basketball skills;
our student athlete instructors will develop
their own instructional skills and teaching confidence;
and our program will generate some
much-needed funds. We invite girl basketball
players of all skill levels to come out and join
Cost is $75 for girls who register before June
6 and $90 thereafter; all net proceeds will benefit
the PRHS girls’ basketball program. Each girl
will receive a camp T-shirt and space is limited.
Find registration forms at www.pasogirlsbasketball.wordpress.com;
for more information.
June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 17
Paso Robles 4 th of July Celebration
As a part of the 125th Anniversary of the
City of Paso Robles, an old-fashioned 4th of
July Celebration will be held in City Park on
Friday the 4th of July. Offering something for
everyone and all age groups, the Celebration
will consist of a Children’s Parade at 11 a.m.
around City Park, games, fun, and music in the
Park from 12 noon to 4 p.m., Concerts in the
Park from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a special
patriotic program at 6:30 p.m., and a Fireworks
show next to City Park about 9:15 p.m.
The Children’s Parade will be for all children
and every participant is asked to wear or decorate
in red, white, and blue. Every child is asked to be
imaginative with their outfit and are welcome to
bring their dog or wagon or bicycle as they walk in
the parade around City park. This free event will
begin at 11 a.m. at 10th and Park St and is sponsored
by the Paso Robles Children’s Museum.
The fun and games for kids of all ages
will begin at noon in City Park and they’re all
free. Numerous traditional and new games,
including sack races, 3-legged races, a watermelon
eating contest, and lawn games, will be
held. DJ and live music are planned for the afternoon
and food will be available. There will
be surprises for all thanks to Niblick Road
Baptist Church, Calvary Paso Church, and
At 5 p.m., a Paso Robles tradition, the
REC Foundation’s Concerts in the Park will
begin with the very popular rock group “The
Usual Suspects” to perform at the Gazebo.
Sponsors J. Lohr and Firestone will provide
adult beverages and Red Scooter will have
At 6:30 p.m., the band will take a break
and a special Salute to America program will
begin. All military retirees, veterans, and
active duty personnel will be asked to come
forward to form up, lead the Pledge of Allegiance,
and sing the National Anthem. There
will be a few surprises here, too. At 7 p.m.,
“The Usual Suspects” will return to perform
until 8:30 p.m.
At about 9:15 p.m., a spectacular aerial
fireworks show will begin with a ground
display planned for the front of City Hall
facing the Park.
This patriotic community event is funded
entirely by businesses and residents with
tax deductible donations. The Paso Robles
4th of July Committee needs funding and
volunteers to make the celebration a success.
Contact: Al Garcia, Chairman, 4th of
July Committee www.paso4th.org, 226-9262
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June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 19
Charles and Joyce at the
Academy Awards April 2,
1974, at the Dorothy
any of you know my
Poalillo, as a grape grower,
professional winemaker and
winery owner. Or perhaps he
was your Realtor. Or from
Wines & Steins, or Exchange
Club or maybe he “shot”
your wedding; and because
of these things, you also call
him “friend.” Two things I
know for sure about Charles
A. Poalillo is that he loves
photography, wine, and most
of all his friends and family!
Charles’ love for photography
began around age
16 when his Uncle Paul,
“who knew lots about almost
everything,” built a dark room in their basement
and taught Charles how to process negatives. This left
a lasting impression.
Charles moved from Connecticut to the Los Angeles
area in 1945, with his parents and two sisters, just before
his senior year in high school. There is still a hint of
the east coast in his speech. Was that hard for him?
“Nope,” he says as he throws up his hands and shrugs
his shoulders in his classic Italian way; “No, not really.
My parents needed to move; so we moved!”
Fortunately for Charles, he registered at Fremont High
School on S. San Pedro St.; which offered a photography
class from Clarence A. Bach; founder of the first
photo-journalism course in the United States. Many of
Bach’s students went on to be photographers for “the war,”
LIFE magazine & Sports Illustrated. Charles was soon
in charge of taking pictures for the school newspaper and
taking movies of football games for the coaches. Charles
was one of three top students academically that year and
he gave a speech at his graduation.
Bach recommended Charles, now 19 years old, to
the Los Angeles Daily News, which launched his professional
photographic career. His starting pay was
making $31 per week! Memorably, January 15, 1947,
during the first weeks of Charles working for the newspaper,
while running the telephoto machine, Charles saw
the soon to be published photos of the gruesome Black
Dahlia murder. The story later became the subject of a
Charles and Joyce: The early
days of wine making.
Charles learning to ski in Sun Valley,
Idaho with the local ski bunnies!
Charles Poalillo shooting an
original selfie with fellow
reporter circa 1954.
It’s 1963 and Charles is
using a Nikon 35mm.
“As a general assignment photographer,
I shot society teas to forest fires,
sports events to homicides...sometimes
all in the same day!” Charles explains with
his wide smile.
Later Charles transferred to the Sun
Valley News Bureau covering events at
the ski resort. The previous cameraman
had broken his leg skiing while working
on an assignment. Charles was told by his
boss in Los Angeles not to ski at the new
job; to which he replied, “No problem! I
don’t know how!” When Charles reported
for duty in Idaho, the chief photographer
asked him if he knew how to ski? It turns
out you have to ski to do the job. “So I
learned how to ski and I loved it!”`
It was during the newspaper days that
Charles met Joyce; in 1952. Charles says
he wooed Joyce by taking her out on
assignments and sometimes including
her in the shots. Married April 10,
1954, Joyce and Charles led a storybook
life. Many of you know what an amazing
partnership that was.
In 1955, Charles founded Vanguard
Photography, in Hollywood, CA. He specialized
in public relations and publicity
photos. Charlie proudly tells, “I covered
seven presidents; from Truman to Reagan!”
He also was a core photographer
at twenty-four Academy Awards; many
times with wife, Joyce, by his side, helping
to keep him organized. Later, the three
children, Susan, Andy (my husband) and
Richard (passed in 2004), each had an opportunity
to write the names of the award
winners and presenters. Charles, being
a great dad, made sure they each had a
photo with their favorite star that year!
Charles often found a way to blend
family with business. Joyce and the three
children were always in view of his lens.
For a few years Charles was a cruise
photographer; so the family would take
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FATHER’S DAY from page 20
Once Charles got a gig to cover a car at
the Baja 500 and other races and events,
so he and Andy headed south to cover the
event. As fate would have it, the race car
they were covering broke down very early
on. “That’s life!” says Charlie.
The volumes of photos, especially the
wonderful black and whites of family and
famous people, are found throughout the
Willow Creek home. When you ask Charlie
about all the famous people he met and
all the wonderful events he covered he says,
”I was never star struck. Nope. They were
just like everybody else. It was my job to
take their picture and I was good at it.”
In 1973, after many years of
picking Paso Robles grapes and
making garage wine with friends
in the San Fernando Valley;
Charles presented the idea to
Joyce to purchase the 121-acre
Casteel Ranch, and move to Paso
Robles...to which she immediately
agreed! Charlie calls this decision
Joyce and Charlie later sold
the ranch and the photography
business and purchased the
Willow Creek property in 1979.
Charles and colleagues covering
football at the Coliseum. Notice the
jackets and ties!
Charles ran the Daily News
Mobile Telephoto Unit.
Numerous family and friends helped
plant the vineyard, assisted with almost
thirty harvests, created countless gallons of
wine and created many wonderful memories.
Joyce and Charlie opened Poalillo
Vineyards in 1995; which is now owned and
operated by daughter Susan and son-in-law,
David, on their Vineyard Drive property.
You can find Charlie there most Saturdays,
sharing his amazing stories with the
After the passing of his beloved Joyce
in 2013, Charlie chose to stay in his
Willow Creek home. To support Charlie,
now 85 years old, Andy and I have moved
in with him, so he can stay in the place
he loves so dearly. He is still pruning
grape vines, planting tomatoes
and doing most things
on his own. I hear Charlie’s
accolades almost daily in
my new career as a Realtor
at Coldwell Banker Premier
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Poalillo is wonderful example
of how to take something
you love, blend it with
family and fun, and turn it
into a career; and then do it
again and again.
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Two Simultaneous Incidents Triggered HISTORIC Repercussions
In 1887, a revolution exploded in the dirt streets of Paso
Robles The events of that year marked the end of a frontier
town and sparked a great celebration.
Citizens and visitors from far and wide streamed into the
village to commemorate the occasion, and the new Masonic
Lodge threw the party of the century.
FIRST STEEL BRIDGE
The new steel bridge over the Salinas River revolutionized
the town when it opened in 1887. Commerce and traffic
had year-round access on the important trade route
between the community and the east plains.
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Those who witnessed and documented the events –
the town’s first newspaper, the recordkeepers of the Paso
Robles Masonic Lodge – saw the future spinning toward
them. Their artifacts let us view, through their eyes,
what happened 127 years ago.
It started with a bridge and a building.
COMMENT - BRIDGING THE SALINAS
“A new civilization is crossing from the past to the present.
The success of the Roman empire was due as much to its road
and bridge builders as to its armed legions...abundant facilities
for transportation form the basis of civil stability as well as afford
means for the extension of commerce.”
Paso Robles Leader 1887
The New Bridge
With railway connections to San Francisco and the world
beyond, El Paso de Robles Springs was now subdivided,
mapped, and sprouting like an acorn. So were the farms and
homesteads on the plains east of the little valley.
Wagon teams and carriages rumbled up and down the streets
of the business district, north, south, east, and west... until the
Salinas River woke up from its underground nap in the winter,
full of rain and raging through the valley.
In the dry season, traffic rode freely east and west, on a riverbed
track strewn with straw. But there was no bridge for a team to
cross a flooded channel, so east/west commerce stopped when
the rain started, as it did routinely every year. The Salinas River
was an impediment to progress.
Progress was remarkable to Daniel and James Blackburn. They
had stood on this spot when it offered only water and rough shelter
on a trail in the big emptiness of California, 20 years earlier.
“Progress” in 1857 was the periodic stagecoach, ferrying the
hopeful in search of their fortunes.
Daniel Blackburn had been more fortunate than most in the
’49 Gold Rush. A few months in the gold fields, with thousands
24 Paso Robles Magazine, June 2014
Paso Robles Celebrates 125 Years
by Chris Weygandt Alba
EYEWITNESS - The first newspaper PASO ROBLES
LEADER arrived in town in 1886 and documented the circumstances,
incidents, and repercussions of 1887. Publisher Horace
Wright shared weekly insights and personal opinions too.
Paso Robles hit milestone 1887 at a gallop. This was the
year of speed.
Action packed the pages of the LEADER newspaper every
week. New facilities and new merchandise. Construction
projects. A scarcity of lumber and carpenters. A news flash from
the brickmakers: One million bricks,
sold for hotel! Adding more kilns!
That’s when the civilized world’s
oldest civic organization called Daniel
Blackburn with a mission: This
rambunctious town really needs a
Masonic Lodge. People are moving
in all different directions, and Masons
will pull this town together.
Masons were builders, men with
ideas. They had shaped America.
They were presidents (George Washington)
and visionaries (Ben Franklin),
explorers (Merriweather Lewis) and social reformers (Mark
Twain). The Masonic fraternity was centuries old and regarded
as ethical men who benefitted their communities.
PREDICTION - IMPACT ON FUTURE
“THEIR MERITORIOUS PUBLIC SERVICE will make tens of
thousands of fertile acres a source of profit to Templeton and
Paso Robles...give the park frontage a genuine metropolitan air.”
Paso Robles Leader 1887
The Blackburns were naturals at this sort of work, and living
in the vicinity was Master Mason Thaddeus Sherman, who was
qualified to establish a Lodge. Events spun like a newsreel.
March: 15 men decide to form a Masonic Lodge.
April: Formal meeting, elect Mr. Sherman to obtain official
status for the Paso Robles Masonic Lodge.
April - May: Daniel Blackburn owns a prime lot on 12th
Street and determines he will build a spectacular Masonic Hall.
Bridge progresses satisfactorily.
June 6, 1887: Paso Robles Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons,
is now official. First project: REVOLUTION!
PREDICTION - IMPACT ON FUTURE
“THE OLDEST SETTLERS in this section will live to see here a
transformation beyond their wildest expectations.”
Paso Robles Leader 1887
of men who had nothing but hope, proved that shrewd men made
fortunes by supplying human needs. He had parlayed his grubstake
into food, more precious than gold.
That bought the shelter on the stagecoach track and 26,000
acres. There were needs here too. The Blackburn brothers started
Next thing you know, you got yourself a busy town. Horsepowered
traffic jams. Hungry for more carpenters, more lumber,
more bricks, more infrastructure!
Now you have a major east/west trade route to expansion,
but it’s impassable in the winter. Now you need a steel bridge.
The Blackburn Bros. & James partnership took matters
into their own hands. They ordered a bridge and funded it
PREDICTION - IMPACT ON FUTURE
“EXPECT the greatest influx of settlers in search of permanent
residence...acres in fruit and vines...a revolution in land values...
The name of Paso Robles will become a household word.”
Paso Robles Leader 1887
June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 25
y Chris Weygandt Alba
n a single year, pioneers had
transformed a 30-year-old outpost
in the wilderness into a civilized
society. Multitudes poured into the
town square from every direction
to welcome the great occasion.
WHEN 1887 DAWNED, there was
no city and no city government. There was
no majestic spa resort on the town square,
famous with the rich and sickly. There was
no majestic anything. The largest things in
the landscape were the oak trees.
The village numbered 500 citizens, give
or take, and reported 100 structures in the
settlement. A person could stand at the corner
of 11th and Spring and see practically
all of them.
There was still a watering hole at the
stagecoach stop 20 years ago. Now the dirt
streets in the business district were dotted
with wood-frame storefronts and unfinished
A hamlet hammered together with lumber
and nails witnessed the sudden appearance
of the “Adams Block” with astonishment
in 1887. “A rare combination of beauty and
artistic taste” transformed the town square
like an impeccable suit on man who has
trudged through a wilderness.
The first metropolitan enterprise ever
built in the Pass of the Oaks, the Adams
building dominated the intersection of 12th
and Spring. As it rose in the spring, the
new weekly PASO ROBLES LEADER
avidly charted the progress of “the greatest
center of attraction in town.”
The Great Wonder on 12th & Spring: The Adams Block and Masonic Hall.
The sophisticated Adams Block was
metropolitan but totally homegrown – built
with the brick, lime, and stone of Paso
Robles. It had inventive arches, cathedralglass
transoms, even the latest pipes installed
for the future arrival of gas. Plus the first
cement sidewalks outside of San Luis
As crews finished the interior in June, the
LEADER declared the Adams Block was
even bigger that it appeared: It was the forerunner
of a genuine metropolis. Big projects
had lined up.
In fact, one already broke ground beside
the Adams itself. The new Masonic Hall,
Town square, 1870s
built by Mason member Daniel Blackburn,
would mysteriously, swiftly, merge into the
Adams Block and double the magnificence.
The laying of Masonic cornerstone on
June 24 kicked off the biggest Jubilee the
town had ever seen. The news spread from
San Luis Obispo to San Francisco before
the ink was dry on the official charter of
the new Masonic Lodge of Paso Robles.
The Masons invited one and all to their
celebration of the century, saluting three
momentous milestones: Spectacular edifice
in the town square! Distinguished civic
organization! Revolutionary steel bridge to
the world beyond! Leave your pocketbooks
They had done the astonishing in 1887,
and they did it together – all 500-some
citizens and countless visitors, all the settlers
nearby, and the Blackburn-James partnership
that had invested in the town of
They gave thanks together on June 24, In
the year of our Lord 1887, a salute to feats
achieved by HAMMER and PLOW,
FOOD and THREAD, cornerstone by
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Paso Robles Celebrates 125 Years
Economic engines would come
and go, but the town square would
survive and anchor the city.
Build a MARKET
– they will come
Photos courtesy of the Norma Moye collection
On Main Street Today
PHOTOS OF JUNE 24, 1887
Business district draws multitudes to
Paso Robles, charms countless visitors.
On a hot Friday afternoon, celebrants and
conveyances packed the dirt streets in the
town square, as the historic moment began
at 2 p.m.
With stirring band anthems and ceremonial
speeches, the jubilant parade processed
on foot, from the laying of the Masonic Hall
cornerstone, down to the Blackburn Bros.
& James bridge, across the river to Mr.
James Blackburn’s al fresco barbecue, back
up to the square, and thence to dance long
The town’s newspaper records a diverse
group of citizens that summer. Some new
arrivals pitched tents on the streets and
moved in. Some parties ordered 48,000 fruit
and ornamental trees to plant in the coming
season. Others had eggs to sell to the merchant
who paid the highest prices.
Visitors waited for builders to make homes.
Builders were stymied by shortages of carpenters,
lumber and brick. Property owners
would see some dramatic leaps on their
assessment notices in a few weeks.
A stonemason had experimented with the
“cream-colored rock of a chalky nature” handed
over by Mr. Adams, and he cut the local
rock into the first keystone that would anchor
the window arches of the Adams Block.
A True Story
Market Feeds a Town,
Grows a City!
No one paid a nickel for the first steel
bridge, the first urban structure, or the town
celebration, except 15 Masons who provided
supplies. But every man, woman, and child
had contributed to the fund – every time they
went to the town square for life’s necessities.
Everyone needed a tool, a book, a playground,
a meeting of minds. Or provided
a service. Had valuable skills. Ordered new
crops. Discovered uses for limestone. Craved
luxury items and entertainment.
All those transactions put money in the
town treasury of the era – the bank accounts
of the civic leaders who financed the enterprises,
and invested in more sophisticated
Hence: A thriving marketplace. A civic
group to benefit the community. A dependable
bridge to the world beyond.
Bridges and Buildings
(127 Years Later)
Engines of every variety have driven
Paso Robles across one frontier after
another. Wheat. Drought. Health spa.
World War. Almonds. Depression. Global
War. Expansion. Wine. Disaster. Recovery.
Industries have boomed and faded as
the town forged through everything from
homesteads to urban renewal. But the forces
of 1887 are still at work in the heart of the
city. The town square is still the source of essential
supplies – to meet the higher needs of
humanity for relationships and enrichment.
CONTINUED on page 28
June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 27
1887 HISTORY from page 27
The National Trust for Historic Preservation
helps the Paso Robles Main Street
program care for the marketplace. Frontier
town squares are fragile things in modern
society, where big boxes on the outskirts
supply the basic needs.
The Main Street answer is... Bridges and
Buildings. Same as 1887. Build connections
between people, and lay cornerstones
for the future.
The bridge and the building are long
gone, one in a flood and one to a wrecking
ball. But Paso Robles is still a robust town
on the frontier.
With bridges to the world beyond.
June Festivals, 2014
Main Street Events in the Downtown Park
KIDS DAY FLEA MARKET, June 7
– Toyland for children! Festival fun! Entrepreneurial
thrills, $5 per space! 10:00-3:00
TRADING DAY, June 21 – Treasures
new and used! Memorabilia & crafts! Onestop-shop
yard-sale festival! 9:00-3:00
ATTENTION: Readers will be keen to note we
have been apprised of recent developments in the matter
of outlaw Jesse James since he was last seen around these
parts last April, Of utmost importance are:
NOTORIOUS LOCALES OF INTEREST
530 MAPLE STREET DESTROYED by 2003 earthquake; original brick residence
reportedly owned by city founder Drury James, uncle of Jesse and Frank James. Regrettably,
the current homeowner reports a new house now stands.
JESSE JAMES LOG CABIN reportedly used in 1868 visit; good news from Chris Behr
of OSO LIBRE WINERY, on Vineyard Drive: The cabin was at one time located on their
property – not at the mistakenly identified Norman Winery – was moved in the 1950s, but
its adjacent STONE HOUSE IS STILL INTACT partially – as are other artifacts on the site.
JESSE JAMES MEMORABILIA is featured on OSO LIBRE’S “WESTERN WINE
WAGON” ride through the vineyard that visits the stone house. Artifacts been verified
through excavations and research among pioneer families living in the area. Inquiries:
Oso Libre Winery tasting room, 7383 Vineyard Dr.; 238-3378; www.osolibre.com.
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AT THE LIBRARY
The Library Hosted a Great Peep Show
By Chuck Desmond
Hey Chuck, did you make a
typo up there in the title?
Nope, read on! The Library
at El Paso de Robles is
a happenin’ place these days.
Library Manager Karen
Christiansen has added two
important staff to the roster:
Heather Stephenson and Leslie Gomes.
The ladies are kickin’ it up a notch!
The middle of April was National
Library Week and as part of the celebration,
Heather started the 1st ever
(for Paso anyway) Peeps Diorama Contest.
Peeps are those little marshmallows
that come as sugary figurines.
Thus, the challenge was to create the most
exciting diorama made from them and
have a 4-level contest of children, teens,
adults and library staff.
Each diorama had to be
based on a book that the
contestant had read and
all the characters had to be
Over 50 entries were
One of the dioramas
submitted during the four
weeks open-date and over
five hundred and fifty ballots
were then cast! This got to be a really
popular event! Dioramas were awash in
color and creativity. They ranged from hysterical
to serious and were extremely creative
in how a book title was transformed
into marshmallow-peep entries. The various
puns on the word “peeps” was just as
ingenious and the list just
kept growing. Each one
based on a book title was
more funny than the one
before. “A Tale of Peeps
in Two Cities” is a great
First, second and third
place winners in each category
were chosen and on
May 7, in the Children’s Reading
Room, the prizes were handed out.
Sponsors Jamba Juice, Park Century
Cinemas and Powell’s Sweet Shoppe
donated the prizes. Of course each prize
package included a good helping of peeps
for good measure. A crate full of
them was donated by the Peeps’
makers in Pennsylvania.
Wendi Dam-Mikkelsen, an
energetic mom, won first
place in the adult division
and her daughter, Annika,
won first place in the children’s
arena. Sisters, Daniela
and Rosie Singleton
(with a little help from mom, Carol,)
teamed up to take one of the third
place awards and Haelee Rochez
pulled off a solid second place.
Leslie Gomes, the newest
addition to the Library crew
jumped in headlong and she
won the Staff Award with her
Heather, at the awards ceremony,
said “We couldn’t be more
Karen Christiansen, library
manager; Suzanne Robitaille,
A few of the winners
thrilled with the enthusiasm and support
that the community showed us. It was great
to watch young and old alike, viewing the
entries and then casting their votes. Peeple
( yep, one of the many puns) are already
planning for next year!”
The Summer Reading Program
officially kicks off on
June 16 and runs through
August 23. For children, tweens,
teens and adults, this is an easy
way to do something exceptional
with the family over the
Summer. Not only that, but
with a fabulously well-stocked
library, there are a zillion
books to choose from. Catch
up on those tomes you’ve
been waiting to get to but even more importantly,
get the children to read, read,
read. Reading opens all the nooks and
crevices in the brain and every
single study shows that children
who read and read a lot, do far
better at everything that life
throws their way. Take advantage
of the opportunity to grow
closer as a family!
Reading logs and activities
based on a “Science Theme”
are the focus this year. At each reading
level, prizes will be awarded at the end of
The Library is on the ground floor at
1000 Spring St. and is open Monday to Friday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Have
some questions? Call Heather
Stephenson at 237-3870. Maybe
you’d like to be a volunteer?
Call Suzanne Robitaille at the
featured in June
Melinda Martin’s photographs
are not your standard
macro, landscapes, or portraits
but an eclectic and unusual
numerous styles and photo
processes. Martin has been
a photographer for over 15
years and has received awards
from the Paso Robles Art
Association and the Mid
State Fair. She is currently
the chairperson for the Photo
Guild of the Paso Robles Art
Association. Her work will be featured
the month of June.
Call for Display Proposals at
the Paso Robles City 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.
PROPOSALS FOR 2015 ARE
NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Proposals should include a com-
pleted application along with photographs
or other representation of the work to be
displayed. Applications are available at the
Library and will be accepted no later than
August 30, 2014. Submit 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
The Paso Robles City Library is located
at 1000 Spring Street and is open
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information
on library programs and events,
call 237-3870 or visit www.prcity.com/
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Event Set for Friday, June 6 One Day. One Dollar.
One Big Challenge to Feed the Hungry
Hunger Awareness Day is a
celebration of giving, and an affirmation
of the power of doing
something together, all at once.
With every gift - small and large
– we witness an outpouring of
compassion in the form of dollars
that are multiplied by a factor
of ten into nutritious food. As
communities endure continuing
economic challenges, feeding
hungry people with nutritious food is a daunting
task. This year, more than ever, the Food Bank
Coalition of San Luis Obispo County is counting
on Hunger Awareness Day to help as many
as 44,000 residents overcome the increased challenge
to feed their families.
Hunger Awareness Day 2014 is set for Friday,
June 6, and the Food Bank is aiming for a campaign
goal of $125,000. This will help to meet the
ever growing demand for food assistance in our
county. Carl Hansen, Chief Executive Officer,
said, “We recently heard in the news that San Luis
Obispo County was voted as the most desirable
place to work in the country. However, 15% of
our county’s population is unemployed or has a
job that does not offer benefits or wages to provide
adequately for their family. Hunger Awareness
Day is an opportunity for those of us who
enjoy our jobs to make the lives of those struggling
much better. We encourage you to help in
this effort with a donation, small or large.
Saturday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with The Fab Four
(free with paid Fair admission)
Sunday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.
Demi Lovato with special guest MKTO
Monday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.
Florida Georgia Line
with special guest (TBA)
Tuesday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
with special guest Jana Kramer
Wednesday, July 23, 6:45 p.m.
Journey & Steve Miller Band
with special guest Tower of Power
“For those who are struggling to provide enough
food for their families, food insecurity is a reality and
has many negative consequences, those of which
affect children most severely. Information about
the impact of hunger released by Feeding America
shows that insufficient nutrition puts children at
risk for illness and weakens their immune system.
In San Luis Obispo County, children make up 40%
of those served by the Food Bank. This information
helps bring light to why we chose to adopt a formal
nutrition policy in 2013, focusing our efforts into
providing food that contributes to the health of
families in need. One aspect of this is that last year
nearly half of the 6 million pounds of food we distributed
was fresh produce. Additionally 200,000
pounds of that produce was gleaned from local
farms, farmer’s markets, and back yard gardens.
“With our resources for free and low-cost
food, we can stretch $1 into $10 worth of food.”
Donors can mail checks to P.O. Box 2070, Paso
Robles, CA 93447, donate online at www.slofoodbank.org,
visit any Rabobank branches in
the county during the month of May through
June 6, or drop by the Hunger Awareness Day
donation site in your community on June 6.
Grandstand acts set for 2014 California Mid-State Fair
As of press time, with
the exception of a few
“opening acts,” the bookings
for the Chumash
Grandstand Arena for
the 2014 California Mid-
State Fair have been set.
The line-up includes:
Wednesday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Zac Brown Band
Thursday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.
Kid Rock with special guest (TBA)
Friday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.
Lifehouse with special guest Hot Chelle Rae
Above, Sandie, the
Food Bank’s mascot
with volunteers and left,
Carl Hansen, the Food
Thursday, July 24, 7:30 p.m.
Train with special guest The Wallflowers
Friday, July 25, 7 p.m.
An Evening of Music & Wine
featuring The Doobie Brothers
with special guest (TBA)
Saturday, July 26, 7 p.m.
Country Rodeo Finals
Sunday, July 27, 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now.
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16 to 27. For more information, check out
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Local Churches join together for common worship and praise
Breaking Down Barriers
By Bill Hawk
On Sunday morning June 8th at
10:30 a.m. something that likely has
never happened before will take place
in our beautiful downtown city park.
Rather than meeting in their own
locations, over 15 Christian churches
all from different denominations will
come together on a Sunday morning
as one church. This event, sponsored
by the Paso Robles Ministerial Association
is a celebration of the common
essential truths of Christian
churches and a celebration of God’s
blessings on our city in this 125th year.
The organizers felt it was appropriate
to hold such an event on “Pentecost”
Sunday, 50 days after Easter, the day
Christian churches remember what
some call “the birthday of the church”
as recorded in Acts 2.
“We can celebrate our unity and
still appreciate our diversity” says one
of the local pastors. He referred to
the “Mere Christianity” as opposed
to the “My Christianity” that C.S.
Lewis wrote about when he said
that we can respect the social necessity
and value of differing Christian
traditions but celebrate our commonality
in Christ as opposed to our
distinctives. He went on to quote
Augustine as saying “In essentials,
unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all
For the past several years, there
have been growing signs of unity,
charity and connections between
various Christian churches in Paso
Robles. Numerous churches serve
together to staff Loaves and Fishes
and Christ’s kitchen. Every January,
a Week of Unity gathers Christians
(both Protestant and Catholic) who
earlier this year gathered at seven
different churches. Recently, the
National Day of Prayer was organized
by the ministerial association
and was supported and led by various
“Far from a spirit of competition,
local pastors in the association have
a spirit of appreciation and care for
one another, sharing with and regularly
praying for one another and for
the fruitfulness of each other’s ministry,”
said Pastor Dan Katches.
The service on June 8th will include
leaders from every church
involved with a wide range of music
and liturgy. A community choir
will lead part of the worship and the
association has asked Pastor Don
Smith to bring the message.
NA collection of stuff
Kick start your Summer
with Damon Castillo Band
What better way to kick-start
your summer than with two of the
area’s hottest bands? The City of
Paso Robles, REC Foundation,
and J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
invite you to enjoy the old-school
soul of the Damon Castillo Band
on Friday, June 20, and the world
fusion rhythms of Incendio on
Friday, June 27.
Sponsored by Stifel & Rick
first in the 10-part
Series, the Damon
will amaze and delight with their diverse
pasts, playing jazz, funk, rock,
and soul. Food will be available for
purchase by Berry Hill Bistro.
Second in the series and
sponsored by Pacifica Commercial
richly textured music will
take you to the edge of your
seat with their balance of
romantic and passionate instrumentation
and rock-style enthusiasm
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and energy. Food will be
available for purchase by Paso
Robles Inn Steakhouse.
All summer concerts begin
at 5:30 p.m. in the downtown
City Park. J. Lohr Vineyards
& Wine, Firestone on-tap beer,
water, and soda will be available for
purchase, with all net proceeds from
the beverage sales going to the REC
Foundation to help enhance parks
and recreation in Paso Robles. Please
refrain from bringing beverages to
the concerts in order to show support
for the REC Foundation.
For concert information or to
sponsor a concert, please call the
City’s Recreation Division at 237-
3988 or log on to the City of Paso
Robles website at www.prcity.com/
recreation. Please remember, dogs
are not allowed in the City Park.
Concerts in the Park is presented
in cooperation with Paso Robles
Magazine and the Downtown Paso
Robles Main Street Association.
acquired by PRHS
Several months ago Board Member
Bausch made a connection
between the District and surplus
from the Social
of Schools, PRFUSD.
“The cost of this technology is the
cost of picking up machines, delivering
them to the Tech Center,
and imaging them with District
A trip was made by Carl Behmer
and crew to the Roseville area.
The equipment included 198 computers,
215 monitors and miscellaneous
peripherals. The cost to rent
a truck, food & lodging for staff on
the trip, gas, etc. was approximately
$1,000. The approximate value
of the equipment, as used-three
years old, is $60,250. If the District
were to buy this many computers/
monitors it would likely cost near
“Thank you Board Member
Bausch for this valuable connection
and to staff who took a break
from their busy schedules to make
the trip,” added Superintendent
Paso Robles Republican
Women Federated are
active in community
Along with being a conservative
influence in local, state and national
politics, Paso Robles Republican
back to their hometown through
community outreach and hard
work! President Peggy Strickland
says, “I am very proud of our organization’s
goal to inform and educate
our members. We currently
have 85 members and 23 associate
PRRWF is a sponsor of the
Paso Robles 125th Anniversary,
downtown Main Street Association
and the Adopt a Street
program around city hall and the
library. For more information,
The Paso Robles Republican
Women Federated meets on the
third Monday of the month (except
July and August) at the Paso
Robles Golf Club. Social time begins
at 11:30 a.m., luncheon meeting
at noon and guest speakers.
Admission is $20 cash or check
at the door. The public is invited
to attend the informative, educational
Adult Wellness Screening
County of San Luis Obispo providing
free health screening for adults.
Services include monitoring of
blood pressure, pulse and weight and
finger prick blood test screening for
anemia, blood sugar and cholesterol,
and nutritional/lifestyle counseling.
No appointment needed for basic
services, first come first served.
The schedule for June is as follows:
• Tuesday, June 3, 9 a.m. to 12
noon - Atascadero Senior Center,
5905 E. Mall. Full Lipid Panel available
at this site for $20 fee. Call 544-
2484, ext. 1 for an appointment.
• Thursday, June 19, 9 a.m. to 12
noon - California Manor, 10165 El
Camino Real, Atascadero.
• Wednesday, June 25, 9 a.m. to
12 noon - Paso Robles Senior Center,
270 Scott Street.
For more information contact
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Adult Wellness & Prevention
Screening, 1030 Southwood
Drive, San Luis Obispo, phone
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Symphony of the Vines Fundraiser Concert
By Heather Young
Symphony of the Vines has
finished its fourth season and will
host its third annual fundraiser,
“The Pops Spectacular” at Halter
Ranch, 8910 Adelaida Road in
Paso Robles, on Sunday, June 8 at
The chamber orchestra was
founded by Dr. Gregory Magie,
who is also the conductor, as well as
a pianist and horn player, in 2010.
He said he started the symphony
because he saw a need in the North
County for a professional classical
symphony. The mission of the
symphony is “to engage and enrich
the audience with music and artistry
of the highest caliber.”
The 25 musicians, who range in
age from 16 to 65 and all live in the
county, are paid and rehearse four
times for each concert and one to
three hours a day on their own.
Though the musicians are paid,
the symphony is a nonprofit and
operates on donations and its yearly
The fundraiser at Halter Ranch
will include G.F. Handel’s “Water
Music,” and J.S. Bach’s “Double
Violin Concerto.” Magie described
the music as classic, “comfortable.”
Last year’s event, Magie said, had
75 people in attendance and raised
$10,000 for the symphony. Since
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on a boring lecture about how
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Dr. Greg Magie founder and conductor and The Symphony of the Vines
orchestra at Halter Ranch.
the event is held in a barn at the
winery, Magie said it is a better
concert to bring children to
because they can play in the yard
when they can’t sit still any longer.
“Any age is good, but it is a classical
concert, though it is not a
formal, sit-down concert,” Magie
Tickets for the fundraiser are
$40 each, and sponsorship tables
are $200. Tickets are available from
Matt’s Music in Templeton or Boo
Boo Records in San Luis Obispo,
or by calling 235-0687. To become
a sponsor, contact Steve Martin at
“It’s basically to help with our
costs for the next season,” Magie
said. “Musicians are paid – for this
event the musicians are donating
Magie himself has performance
degrees from the Eastman School
By Bruce Curtis
sures are down. 177 homeowners
weren’t able to keep up with their
mortgages in the first quarter of
2014, but that’s a sizeable 38%
drop, compared to the 1st quarter
Interestingly, despite being the
6th least affordable housing market
in California – only 24% of us
can afford a home here – the rate
of foreclosure, locally, is among the
lowest in the state.
Greens Nix: Paso Robles
Basin Water District (PRBWD)
legislation, already facing a tough
slide, now faces Sierra Club opposition.
AB 2485, sponsored by local
assembly member Katcho
Achadjian, previously had a
legal opinion that the bill might
of Music, University of Redlands,
and the University of California
Los Angeles, and studied conducting
with Jon Robertson, Marin
Alsop, Gunther Schuller, Gustav
Meier and Neil Varon, and
choral conducting with Donald
Neuen. Magie was director of the
Pasadena Lyric Opera Chorus,
Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church
Choir, and is currently the Chancel
Choir at First Presbyterian in San
With the small orchestra, the
musicians are heard more – for
most instruments there is only
one musician – and must be more
precise because they are so exposed,
which, Magie said, makes the symphony
enjoyable to listen to and
so unique. There is one other symphony
– the SLO Symphony – in
In addition to the concert, there
will be a 50/50 drawing and silent
and live auctions.
“This is a major fundraiser for
Symphony of the Vines,” Board of
Director Steve Martin said. “It’s an
opportunity to learn more about
Symphony of the Vines. It’s a
great orchestra. The quality of the
group is just superb.”
To donate to Symphony of the
Vines, send a check to P.O. Box
407, Atascadero, CA 93423.
sages, if you’re interested.
Homes Up: Phones are definitely
ringing in Realtors’ offices.
We knew county house prices were
closing in on record high median
prices after two years of consistent
climb, but now, sales numbers
are up as well. That kind of trend
generally indicates a sustained
After taking a price tumble
during the recession, median
home prices in San Luis Obispo
County haven’t yet eclipsed December’s
peak of $475,000, but
at $450,000, they aren’t far away.
Prices took a steep drop in January
to just $400,000, meaning volatility
was still stalking the housing
market, but sales rose by 248 units
or 2.5% in February, according to
the California Realtor’s Association
Some good news; foreclonot
pass constitutional muster.
Opponents say it gives excessive
voting power to larger landowners,
who could theoretically deprive
small property owners of
adequate groundwater. The Sierra
Club wrote to Achadjian, advocating
a one-person, one-vote water
“As few as 35 of the largest landowners
could sweep the 11,000
registered voters...who depend on
wells for all of their water needs,
and they would have no appreciable
vote in the matter,” wrote Jennifer
Clary, Sierra Club clean water
action program associate. “One
vote per acre essentially disenfranchises
the residential population
and tells them that their votes do
Achadjian didn’t immediately
respond to the letter, but most officials
who have addressed the tiered
vote system in AB 2485, see the
bill as a non-starter.
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Relay for Life of Paso Robles set for June 21 and 22
One Day, One Night, One Community – ONE FIGHT
By Millie Drum
The American Cancer Society Relay
for Life brings the entire community
together to join the fight against
cancer. It’s a day filled with fellowship,
festivities and yes...fun. It’s a day
when people you know and those you
don’t team up to raise public awareness
about cancer in their own community
and raise funds to find a cure.
The Paso Robles Relay is just a small
part of the worldwide effort to find
a cure for cancer with the theme
“Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back!”
The 24 Hour Relay for Life of Paso
Robles is June 21 and 22 at the Paso
Robles Event Center.
To participate in Relay for Life, start
a team, join a team or simply make a
donation, visit the website to register a
team or join a team that needs walkers.
On the day of Relay, team members
take turns walking the track for
24 hours making sure a team member
is present at all times; symbolizing
that cancer never sleeps. Registering
on line gives team the opportunity to
fundraise in the virtual world of the
internet. With each team member
given a home page with their personal
message, the outreach to friends, family,
neighbors and business associates
is far-reaching; easily touching thousands
of people who want to give to
the fight against cancer.
Celebration and Inspiration!
Calling all cancer survivors and
caregivers! Please join Relay for Life
for the first laps in your honor; a testimony
to the fact that so many people
today are surviving cancer. It’s an opportunity
to be honored, applauded
and connect with a community of
survivors and caregivers. You’ll enjoy
Top left: The Quinn
Family from Team
Top Right: Local Troop
60 Color Guard.
Lower left: We will
Lower right: Glow leading
the path of hope.
a delicious healthy breakfast prepared
by Therapeutic Chef Nancy Walker
from The Wellness Kitchen and Resource
Center in Templeton. Register
in advance online at www.relayforlife.
org/pasorobles or the day of the event.
Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m. with
the Survivors Lap and Caregivers Lap
following after opening ceremonies.
Dedicate a Luminaria –
Celebrate a survivor.
Remember those we’ve lost.
The most inspirational Relay experience
is the Luminaria Ceremony
that takes place at dusk. The energy of
a day filled with team events, games
and entertainment will change with
a shift in consciousness and calm reflection.
The candle lit bags that line
the track side-by-side to symbolize
someone special who we have lost or
a brave survivor that has been touched
by cancer. By purchasing a Luminaria,
you can honor a memory and celebrate
survivorship. After sunset, the luminarias
are lit and remain lit through
the night to light the way for walkers
and create a path of hope. Bags can
be purchased on Saturday or in advance
at the website.
The American Cancer Society
works to eliminate cancer through
research and education and serve the
public through advocacy and services.
All of the programs and services are
FREE of charge. Fundraising through
Relay for Life offers hope for an eventual
cure for cancer. We’re getting
closer every day. To form a team, join
a team, purchase a Luminaria, donate,
sponsor and learn more about Paso’s
Relay by going to www.relayforlife
For general information, visit www.
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Summer fun continues in Templeton and
long-time county resident heads Chamber
By Heather Young
In addition to numerous
events and celebrations happening
in Templeton this
summer, it marks the end
of Sarah Maggelet’s first six
months as executive director
of the Templeton Chamber of
Commerce. She was hired in
mid-November as the organization’s
second paid staff member, replacing
Until a year and a half ago, Maggelet
said, the chamber was run by
all volunteers. Because the chamber
was run by volunteers, who were also
small business owners themselves, the
chamber mostly put on events. Now,
the chamber, under Maggelet’s direction,
is able to offer more programs.
Maggelet, a native of the county,
and her husband moved to
Templeton in 2005. Her involvement
started then. Their business, Applynx.
com, built the chamber’s website, and
Maggelet has been a volunteer in a
multitude of facets.
“This is my home, so I’m really
passionate about helping the small
businesses,” Maggelet said.
Maggelet grew up in
Morro Bay and San Luis
Obispo and graduated from
Mission Preparatory in SLO.
She earned her Master’s in
Business Administration from
Cal Poly in 2001.
Because the job at the
chamber is only part-time,
Maggelet continues to work with her
Maggelet is looking to grow the
chamber’s membership from its current
size of 270 so that it includes the
majority of Templeton businesses.
She sees holes in the membership,
such as there are few, if any, medical
or tourism industry members. Additionally,
she has started programs
such as an attorney being available
for an hour to answer questions from
members and a social media program
that will be held on Friday, August 22
from noon to 1 p.m.
Pinot & Paella Festival
While Maggelet will be adding
an education and outreach elements
to the chamber, events will go on.
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June kicks off with the annual Pinot
& Paella Festival on Sunday,
June 1. The 11th annual festival was
sold out months in advance and
features twenty Paso Robles pinot
noir producers and 20 paella chefs.
To get on the waiting list for the
2015 event, call 239-2565 or email
Concerts in the Park
Templeton’s summer Concerts in
the Park series kicks off on Wednesday,
June 11 and runs every
Wednesday through Aug. 20. The
concerts are held from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. in the Templeton Community
Concert 2014 lineup:
June 11: Oasis Band
June 18: The Mighty Croon Dogs
June 25: ZONGO All-Stars
July 2: SoundHouse
July 9: The Jammies
July 16: Cheyenne McDonald
July 23: Big Daddy’s Blues Band
July 30: JD Project
Aug. 6: Soul Sauce
Aug.13: Burning James
& The Funky Flames
Aug. 20: Monte Mills
& The Lucky Horseshoe Band
Templeton Market and Deli, and
the Italian Ice Shack will be set up
during the concert, though people
may bring their own picnics and
beverages, including alcohol, along
with low-back chairs, blankets and
small tables. No dogs and no smoking
are allowed during the concert.
While alcohol is allowed in the park,
Templeton Community Services
District Recreation Assistant Lynda
Vering said that no glass is preferred
for the safety of everyone in attendance.
For more information, call
Templeton Pool opened for the
season on Saturday, May 24. Weekday
use will begin on Tuesday, June 24.
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.
Fourth of July
Templeton really comes alive on
the Fourth of July with its annual
celebration. It starts with a pancake
breakfast at the Templeton Fire
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At the heart of the water district
debate has been whether the
ninety or so landowners who control
nearly two-thirds of the Paso Robles
groundwater basin area, should be
able to outmuscle far more numerous
smaller residential property owners,
many of whom have had wells run
dry during the extended drought.
One-person, one-vote advocates wag
their fingers at Paso Robles Agricultural
Alliance for Groundwater Solutions,
(PRAAGS), a group made
up of many large vineyards and vintners,
although they stop short of accusing
them of improper influence.
Intertie: As the drought worsens,
county public works engineers
are rushing to complete the
blueprints for an extension of the
Nacimiento pipeline that would
provide emergency water to Morro
Bay and government facilities along
The roughly $3 million intertie
project would bring surplus water
from Lake Nacimiento to Santa
Margarita lake, with a short extension
to feed Chorro Reservoir outside
the California Men’s Colony
near San Luis Obispo, eventually
linking all to the state water project.
The whole notion that such a
project would create a more reliable
water delivery system, twists on the
fine thread of an assumption there
would actually be surplus water in
Lake Nacimiento. The lake currently
sits at less than 24% of capacity, and
continues to decline.
Okay, let’s see: Monterey
County has dibs on some Lake
Nacimiento water, so will the proposed
Paso Robles Basin Water
district, the city of Paso Robles, rural
growers and residential customers.
Now San Luis Obispo wants a
slice of the shrinking pie. Everyone,
it seems, has been promised
Nacimiento water. What could possibly
Bioblech: Actually biosolids, a
term for the heavier...erm...constituents
of sewage, was again discussed
by San Luis Obispo County supervisors.
We touched on this earlier, then
carefully washed our hands, because
wastewater agencies want permission
to spread their leftovers on ag land.
In theory, this shouldn’t be a big do
– deal, excuse me – as any gardener
who maintains a composting bin
knows; plants love biosolids because
they produce luscious, happy crops.
So why the big fuss? County board
members are concerned about too
much of a good thing, if that’s the
right descriptor. The 2004 interim
ordinance they renewed is probably
the longest running interim ordinance
on record, stalled from permanence
by an expensive environmental
impact report no one wants
to pay for.
There are various ways to take
care of this unwanted byproduct
of wastewater treatment, including
cogeneration, which is a polite word
for burning. Neither that idea, nor
the stench it would produce are going
to fly with county residents, so
the interim ordinance allows limited
application of 1,500 cubic yards
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Department from 7 to 9:30 a.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for
children 10 and younger, and may be
purchased in advance at the Templeton
Community Services District office,
Templeton Farmers’ Market, or from
any Templeton firefighter, or at the
door on July 4. Only 800 breakfasts
will be sold, so purchasing tickets early
The parade, sponsored by the
Templeton Kiwanis Club, begins
at 10 a.m. and will run along Main
Street, ending at the Templeton
in a 12-month period.
If you plan to add more than
five cubic yards, you’ll need to tell
the health department, presumably
so they can measure and test
it; trust me, you don’t want to draw
the short straw for that job. Garden
store manure bags are exempt from
the ordinance, even though they
contain essentially the same sort of
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be food, entertainment, music and
games. For questions or additional
information on the parade, contact
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Celebrating the completion of 33 years
of Hoofbeat this month, we prepare for
the coming years together.
It’s time for Kid’s Camps and get-aways.
Whether half days, full days or over
night for several days, each has a specialty
set in a family atmosphere. The experience
and life skills can impart confidence and
create memories to share for decades.
Run for the Roses
“California Chrome” is the first
California bred, raised and trained
Thoroughbred since 1962 to win the
prestigious Kentucky Derby. It was a
happy birthday for Steve Coburn and
his wife, Carolyn of Coalinga and
partner Perry Martin of Nevada as
jockey Victor Espinosa and “California
Chrome” crossed the finish line.
The team showed the “old guard” that
non-royalty can live a dream. They
bested 18 horses in two minutes and
three seconds by a decisive one and
three quarters lengths as seen on the
new giant screen at the track.
The dam of “California Chrome”
was bought for $8,000 and the stud
fee was only $2,500. Quite a good investment!
Once he was tested in a few
races, the owners were offered $6.5
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turned it down to follow
their dream and
headed east to blue
grass country. The
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oldest winning trainer
Art Sherman (77)
with his first trained
horse in Louisville.
By the time this issue
is out, the Preakness
will have been
decided and the Belmont
will be ready for
the young horses to
vie for that title.
For those who really
love racing, I wish that mature
horses would be raced, rather than
youngsters. More than 160 years ago,
the “Black Swan,” an Australian Thoroughbred
mare, was imported. It was a
tremendous undertaking for the time.
A small jockey and lightweight racing
saddle came with her. Sepulveda’s unbeaten
California horse from Hispanic
bloodlines, “Sarco” was saddled with
a full, heavy stock saddle and grown
rider. When the “Black Swan” crossed
the finish line to win fortunes, cattle
and horse herds and ranchos, lives and
the equine industry forever changed.
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showmanship, a halter class limited
to Arabians and many more. Ribbons
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Silver buckles will be awarded
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doesn’t prove out on the track, some
are purchased for hunter/jumpers,
3 day or dressage prospects. Others
make it on the ranch. A combined
test derby will be staged at Twin Rivers
Ranch on June 29. Admission and
parking are free for spectators (consider
taking your own chair) at 8715
N. River Road between Paso and San
Miguel on your left.
Not Quite Summer Fling
Moon Valley Farm is ready to host
the San Luis Obispo California Dressage
Society’s summer show June 8.
MVF is situated on Linne Road in
Paso Robles. See some of the areas’s
most lovely horses as they dance in a
The very able Laurie Gage (610-
6073) is your contact for information
on the show. Admission is free for
spectators, but take a chair.
Looking For a Little Bling?
June 29 load your horse and head
for Pat Mar Ranch at the north end
of Main Street in Templeton for the
start of the Open Show Buckle Series.
Three shows are open to all breeds will
be hosted over the summer for silver
Want to check the selected course
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June 27-29 Bolado Park preserves
some of our California vaquero traditions
with demos/practices of ranch
work and play, rodeo, gymkhana and
racing through individual and team
events. Non-pros of the area show
off their hackamore, two rein and
bridle horses, roping skills and vintage
family horse gear while others race for
Passing down the history includes
learning the names of outstanding
families that have cared for cattle and
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covered arena, official size pens,
beginners welcome, have fun & learn
cattle work, Jay Brown 472 9664 or
Brown1375@aol.com for directions &
info., 1st Sun. of each month
June 1 Ranch Sorting, Loftus Arena,
3965 Buena Vista Dr., Paso, sign ups
9:30 a.m., $20/2 practice runs & 1 $
run, 440-0877 John
June 5-8 V6 Dude Ranch Getaway,
June 5-8 Youth Horse Riding Camp,
the land for decades. A small historical
museum of memorabilia, photos and
film loops help to color in the lines.
Artists and craftsmen will gather in
a tent just outside of the entrance to
the arena seating. Shake hands with
the skilled hands that create gear or art
rather than ordering from a catalog.
Support the crafts and craftsmen that
developed here. You might be privy to
some colorful stories and history.
The figure eight roping is unlike
any other seen in competition today.
An adult bovine is caught by a rope
thrown so that the loop flips over the
head to capture the front legs in the “8”
Work Ranch, 75893 Ranchita Cyn.
Rd., San Miguel, arrive Thurs. 4 p.m.,
Sun. 12:30 p.m. pickup, family &
stewardship of the land, meals, horses,
skill development, Kelly 467-3362
June 7 146th Belmont Stakes, NY,
increased to $1.5 million, NBC-TV
June 8 SLO-CDS Not Quite Summer
Fling, Moon Valley Farm, Paso,
Laurie 610-6073, fullsail@onemail.
June 8 Ranch Sorting, Loftus Arena,
3965 Buena Vista Dr., Paso, sign ups
9:30 a.m., $20/2 practice runs & 1 $
run, 440-0877 John
June 9-13, 16-30, 30-7/4 Kid’s Half
Day Camp, Hanging Heart 777 El
along with the neck. One horseman
can move an animal to doctor or hold it
tied to a tree without choking it down.
Pride in the tradition and high competition
for bragging rights are seen. Sit
in the southern half of section B or the
northern half of section C for the best
Mark Your Calendars
Get ready for Paso’s continuing special
125th anniversary celebration July
4. A children’s parade around the park
at 11 a.m. will follow events starting in
the morning. Games and music Concerts
will follow at 5 p.m. with a patriotic
program at 6:30 p.m. The grand
Pomar Dr., Templeton, M-F 8:30-
12:30 p.m., ages 5-18, ride, crafts,
safety, groom, $300, Michelle 350-
June 13-17 Western States Expo,
Sacramento, demos, new commercial
products, but few craftsmen, 800-
June 14 Lessons From the Range,
book signing with Gary Williams,
Pioneer Museum, Riverside Ave., 2-4
p.m., get your copy autographed or as
a gift for graduation or a father
June 14 Cowboy Dressage Ride a
Test, 805 Horse Tales Inc., 1885 Live
Oak Rd., practice test for evaluation
& strategies, 775-427-5550 Katrina,
finale of a fireworks beginning at 9:15
p.m. nearby till 10 p.m.
Templeton’s Annual Independence
Day Parade starts at 7 a.m. with the
Fire Department’s pancake breakfast
for 800. Try to buy tickets in advance
from any fire fighter, at the Farmer’s
Market or at the Services District.
They are $5. This is followed by the
parade at 10 a.m. centered at the
park under the shade trees. For information
on the parade or participation,
contact Mick Pickett (434-0313).
The fire department will be on hand
all day to help keep the festivities fun
and safe for all.
June 15 Ranch Sorting, Loftus Arena,
3965 Buena Vista Dr., Paso, sign
ups 9:30 a.m., $20/2 practice runs &
1 $ run, 440-0877 John
June 15 Penning #4, SYVE, Santa
Ynez, 195 N. Refugio Rd, Santa
June 15 Open All Breed Horse Show,
Buckley Stable Arena SLO, hosted
by CCCAHA, full line of 51 classes
including trail, dressage, 1 Arab only
halter class, minis to Spanish bred, tri
tip BBQ, special in hand class for fathers,
June 17 Tuesday Ranch Sorting,
Loftus Arena, 3965 Buena Vista Dr.,
Paso, $20/2 practice runs & 1 $ run,
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June 18 SLOCQHA meeting, Griff ’s
Restaurant, 6:30 p.m., open to public
June 20 Cowboy Dressage Competition,
8 a.m., Rancho Murieta complex
June 21 Ray Berta Horsemanship
Clinic, Carmel Valley Trail & Saddle
Club, lunch is included in fee, www.
June 21-22 Super Cow Horse Show,
Santa Ynez Eq. Center, fine CA style
cow horse competitions, 195 N. Refugio
Rd, Santa Ynez, 570-2350
June 22 Ranch Sorting, Loftus Arena,
3965 Buena Vista Dr., Paso, sign
ups 9:30 a.m., $20/2 practice runs &
1 $ run, 440-0877 John
June 23-27 Kid’s Day Camp, Harris
Stage Lines, N. River Rd., Paso, ages
7-18, ride & drive horses (pony to
draft), 237-1860, www.HarrisStage-
June 26-29 Youth Horse Riding
Camp, Work Ranch, 75893 Ranchita
Cyn. Rd., San Miguel, arrive Thurs. 4
p.m., Sun. 12:30 p.m. pickup, Kelly
June 26-29 From Beginners to Winners,
9-4 p.m., private & group evaluations,
805 Horse Tales, 1885 Live
Oak, Paso, fees, Kathy 423-4694,
June 27-29 81st Bolado Park Rodeo
& Stock Horse Show, Hwy. 25, south
of Tres Piños, family event, fig. 8 contest,
rodeo tickets Fri. 7 p.m., adults $7,
Sat. & Sun. 1:30 p.m. adults $10, free
museum admission, art & gear show
tent, free parking, 831-628-3545
June 28 (tent.) Poker Ride, Los
Flores Ranch south of Orcutt, open
to the public, $30, Brenda Gilardone,
June 28 VCHA Cow Horse Show, Sundance
Feedlot, 7437 Bear Mountain.
Blvd., Bakersfield, 559-689-3535,
entries close Monday prior to
show, $20 late fee, if available,
June 28 Ray Berta Cattle Clinic.,
Carmel Valley Trail & Saddle Club,
9-4 p.m., gourmet lunch included
June 29 Combined Test-Derby &
YEH, Twin Rivers Ranch, 8715
N. River Rd., Paso, free spectator
June 29 SLOCQHA 3 Show Open
Show Buckle Series, Pat Mar Ranch,
N, Main St., www.SLOCQHA.com
June 29 Ranch Sorting, Loftus Arena,
3965 Buena Vista Dr., Paso, sign
ups 9:30 a.m., $20/2 practice runs &
1 $ run, 440-0877 John
Trail Tales: Trout Creek Trail / High Mountain Road, Pozo
From High Mtn. Rd. there access to a beautiful
single track trail - Trout Creek. From the
Pozo Ranger Station, ride High Mtn. Rd.
When rd. splits, take lower rd. towards Arroyo
Grande (upper trail goes to Fire Lookout Pt.
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 as far as you want & then return.
Many places to stop & have packed lunch.
View: Pozo Valley & Lopez Canyon
Access: From North Co., 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
Time Factor: 4-5 hours. Out & back ride
(turn back at any time)
Trail: Forest service dirt rd. & single track,
many creek crossings with rocks
Feet: Shoes or Easyboots recommended
Dogs: Allowed • Camp: None
Overnight: None • First Aid: 911
Main Ranger Station: Pozo Ranger Station
not always manned
Cell Reception: Very limited
Caution: Popular rd. off road vehicles
& motorcycles, take water & first aid
Maps: USGS Maps - SLO Quad
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48 Paso Robles Magazine, June 2014
By Dorothy Rogers
It isn’t easy to find a way to live your
dream, but the Lord makes a way where there
appears to be none. His life’s journey has taken
many turns from a boy raised on a family
farm in Washington training dogs and horses
wanting only to be a cowboy to finding fun in
each day in Paso Robles.
Working together with his lovely wife Elissa,
the couple have established a home ranch here.
New aspects to the cowboy’s life include serving
others through sharing music for retirement
home residents plus Elissa’s experienced
and untiring work with Hospice.
As a contract cowboy, Gary Williams is confident
and experienced while remaining humble.
He takes pride in his working McNab dogs,
Quarter Horses and his ability to get a job done
– especially when hired to gather and transport
cattle in challenging terrain like the steep slopes
and ridges of the Santa Lucia coastal range.
McNabs are not found just anywhere. Gary
has been breeding them since the early 1970‘s.
He wanted an athletic, tough dog with tight
feet (without the web to hold foxtails and burrs),
enough “bite” necessary to control wild cattle
at the head or the heels and with short, slick
hair able to tolerate our Central Coast climate.
Gary sought out McNabs in both black
and red that meet his working crew needs.
In Gary Williams’ eyes,
‘Every day is an adventure’
Happy 125th Anniversary Paso
- from Doc and his gang
Contract cowboy Gary Williams and his canine crew
prior to heading out to gather the coastal range.
His McNab breeding program has become
much sought after. The dogs are not used to
drive the cattle. Gary employs the dogs to get
ahead of the cattle and hold them until he
One might think a pack of working dogs
would not function in a home, but the Williams’
dogs each knows his place and are friendly to
dog folks. Purebred puppies are available periodically.
He sells dogs started on cattle or fully
trained and stands both red and black males
to outside females. Gary also fills a need with
obedience training for those who have a variety
of dogs in need of a basic education to become
good citizens and knowledgeable owners.
His golden Palomino, “Nugget,” is substantial
with bone, feet, withers and manners. Gary
has trained and re-educated many horses and
outside horses over the years. Often that also
requires training the owners for success, too.
The skills Gary has developed during his
time as a cowboy, a roper, a mounted Deputy
Sheriff, a ranch manager, father, foster parent,
AI technician, running his own cattle and as
an outfitter all have prepared him as an organized
steward and a thoughtful teacher. He
finally sat down long enough to record short
stories, lessons and observations compiled to
share with others. The stories are evidence of
the real deal, but give one pause to reflect or
grin. This book becomes a testimony to those
who love what they do and won’t give up.
Gary will tell you that the Lord has rescued him
more than once. He lives as a blessed person.
Visit with Gary and get your copy of Lessons
From the Range autographed. Perhaps pick
up one for a graduate or for Father’s Day.
Don’t miss the book signing June 14 at the Pioneer
Museum on Riverside from 2 to 4 p.m.
Books are in stock at Farm Supply, Templeton
Feed, Bucket ‘O Books, White Horse Tack and
Veterinary Supply and the Pioneer Museum.
As Gary and Elissa follow the future trail set
before them, they experience new adventures
everyday with a smile.
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SMITH MOTORGROUP opens in Paso Robles
By Bob Chute
Hmmm, this is NOT your typical
dealership. Is this a car dealer,
a used car lot, a candy store or a
toy store for adults?
Eye candy to be sure. Ian
Smith, of SMITH MOTOR-
GROUP, offers an incredible collection
of new and used cars in a
wide price range from sedans and
convertibles, to sports cars and
SUVs, both foreign
and domestic, as well
as exotic supercars.
Robles has not seen
anything like this
The new store is
family owned and
operated, overseen by
father and son, Brent
and Ian Smith, and managed
by Ian’s lifelong friend, Casey
Guenther. The Smiths recently
opened their newest location at
201 Spring Street in downtown
Paso Robles, at the corner of 2nd
and Spring in Paso Robles and
are planning a Grand Opening
on Father’s Day (appropriate!)
Weekend, June 14 and 15.
You simply must stop by.
In addition to their fantastic
selection of quality preowned vehicles,
Smith offers a collection
A constantly changing
collection of cars on
Prudential Hallmark Realty,
recently announced they have
been chosen to represent Berkshire
Hathaway Home Services
in San Luis Obispo County,
and will officially be known as
Berkshire Hathaway Home
Services Hallmark Realty.
“The transitions to Berkshire
of pre-owned exotics,
and others, plus
a wide range of
pricing options. One of their
on-line reviews says it all, “Ian
Smith has opened a high end
pre-owned European and sports
car boutique. From Lamborghinis
to Maseratis and all the
high line German marques, he
stocks a wide variety of fine machinery
in excellent condition
and priced fairly. If you love fine
autos, visit Smith in Paso Robles.
Be warned though, you might
come home with a car you never
expected to own.”
Casey Guenther manages
the Paso dealership,
and has been friends with
Ian since childhood in San
Luis Obispo, both are now
living in the North County,
Manager Casey Guenther, left,
and owner Ian Smith.
Hathaway Home Services
has already generated
a great amount
of excitement for our
company” said Vickie
of Berkshire Hathaway
Hallmark Realty. “This
want to be
“This is not
your typical dealership,” said
Casey. “We have new Volvos (for
demonstration rides) but don’t
specialize in any one brand. If
we don’t have the car you want,
we’ll do our best to find it. Even
if you don’t buy from us today,
you’ll need to come back because
our inventory is always changing
- Ian scours the internet and attends
“Plus, we put absolutely no
pressure on our customers...they’re
welcome to come in and browse...
or we can work with them to get
the deal they’re hoping for...we
have no quotas, just a laid back
atmosphere for staff and customers...you’ll
receive the same service
if the car you’re considering sells
for $5000 or $100,000.”
Smith Volvo and Mitsubishi,
1219 Monterey Street in San
Luis Obispo, has been serving
the central coast for over 30 years
and they worked hard to set it
above the rest.
“We are happy to be expanding
to Paso Robles,” adds Ian. “Paso
is known for being a car town
and we are definitely car people.”
Carrying over from their SLO
Smith Volvo location they also
offer as an extensive selection of
new Volvos and accept quality
consignment vehicles for sale.
They take pride in the quality of
what they sell and the experience
brand is inspired by
the world’s most recognized
– Berkshire Hathaway,
Inc. – and combines
with a suite of new
resources, our agents
are eager to hit the
ground running under
they bring to every client who
walks through their doors. “The
Smith family is excited to serve
the North County and bring the
quality and honesty that has always
set our dealerships apart -
which our customers deserve and
expect,” said Ian.
at the corner of 2nd and Spring
in Paso Robles, is open 7 days a
week, Monday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment,
call (805) 296-3190, on line at
‘Unusuals’ at SMITH MOTORGROUP,
from top...a Lambourghini Diablo,
Chevy truck, Maserati convertible,
and 2015 Volvo.
Prudential becomes Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Hallmark Realty
our new banner.”
Berkshire Hathaway Home
Services Hallmark Realty is
still located at the corner of Park
St. and 11th St. across from the
City Park downtown. Stop by
or call them at 237-4700, visit
online at www.bhhshallmark
50 Paso Robles Magazine, June 2014
Local retailer unveils new name, look as it celebrates 60 years
Idler’s has thrived when
most family-owned businesses
struggle. After 16 presidential
terms, close to as many
periods of economic struggle, increased competition
from big-box and e-commerce retailers
and shifting demographics, Idler’s celebrates its
60th anniversary as a top competitor on the
Central Coast and has rebranded as Idler’s Home.
Current Idler’s patriarch, Don Idler, credits the
company’s resilience and longevity to a strong
family culture, great service and low prices.
Started in 1954 by W.C. “Bud” Idler, Don’s dad,
the company is still a family affair, involving son
Bryan, daughter Jennifer, Jennifer’s husband Matt
Farrell and lifelong friend Keith Rodgers.
Looking ahead, the company now positions
itself for future growth with a new brand: Idler’s
Home – more of what you want for your home.
Idler’s Home has expanded its traditionally appliance-focused
showrooms to include three
additional departments: a sleep center with top
mattress brands, a full cabinetry and kitchen
design center and an outdoor living department
featuring spas and barbeques.
Shawn Smith, Idler’s store manager and buyer,
said, “Don and his family care about each employee.
We feel like part of the family. And we’re trained
Local residents continue to
invest in Downtown Paso
Local developers Brett Van Steenwyk and Debbie
Lorenz, owners of the Acorn Clock Tower
Building and other downtown properties, have submitted
plans to the city of Paso Robles as the Pine
Street Promenade LLC for a vibrant master- planned
public square with artisian marketplace, boutique
hotel, offices, retail and entertainment components
adjacent to the city’s historic town square park.
As residents committed to the city of Paso
Robles, Van Steenwyk and Lorenz saw an opportunity
in developing the former Hayward Lumber Yard
into a city landmark that will provide a commercial
and pedestrian connection between the AMTRAK
station with its adjacent retail and entertainment venues,
and the central business district surrounding the
downtown park area of Paso Robles.
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to treat clients like family.” Smith
mentioned that many of Idler’s
employees stay for an average of
ten years or longer, making the
environment even more family-like.
That commitment to people drives Idler’s commitment
to low prices.
“With our national buying group, BrandSource,
we can be ultra-competitive with big-box stores
like Home Depot and Sears,” Bryan Idler said.
“If they do have a better price, we will match it.
It’s not just a policy; it’s a philosophy.”
“The rebranding better represents what the
company has become,” said Don, “but Idler’s
Home is committed to improving the lives of
Central Coast families and will maintain its
As envisioned, the Pine
Street Promenade will enhance
and draw on the
burgeoning tourist destination
trade that is the future of Paso Robles. The
project’s hotel, restaurant, offices and marketplace
will surround a public plaza with a Californian/
Tuscan architectural flavor.
After a chance meeting with Casey Biggs (Paso
Wine Man) who was promoting the need for a world
class performing arts center, Van Steenwyk and Lorenz
became excited by the concept of including such a
center as a potential part of the project.
They directed the project’s civil engineer Mike
Hodge and architect Steven Puglisi of San Luis
Obispo to draw up conceptual plans to integrate the
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Idler’s Home in Paso Robles is located at
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30 th Mom & Apple Pie
Idler’s Home 30th annual Mom & Apple Pie contest
winners: 1st Place, center, Connie Mooney of Arroyo
Grande; 2nd Place, middle left, Maryann Dinsfriend
of Paso Robles; and 3rd Place, middle right,
Cathy Vierra of Atascadero. Also pictured are Don
Idler, left, President of Idler’s Home, and KitchenAid
representative James Stoddard.
7730 Morro Rd.
Paso Center for Performing Arts
Paso Robles Center for the Performing Arts as part of
the overall Promenade vision. The plans would
require the building of a new parking structure
providing additional downtown parking. They
have also funded the necessary research to document
the viability and community interest for such an
For information on the Pine Street Promenade contact
Debbie Lorenz at email@example.com.
For information concerning the Paso Robles
Center for the Performing Arts contact Casey Biggs at
2425 Golden Hill Road
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June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 51
Serving the needs of their patients
along the Central Coast for
more than 20 years, Dr. Kowall and
Dr. Mooney would like to extend
deep gratitude and appreciation to
all of their patients and referring
doctors for putting trust and confidence
in their abilities and their
practice at Orthopedic Specialty
“We just can’t thank the community
enough for the support we
have received over the years,” Dr.
Kowall says. “We are
The doctors met while
completing their Sports
focusing on knee and
shoulder surgery, at The
Hospital. Both are California natives
– Dr. Kowall attended medical
school at Northwestern University
while Dr. Mooney attended medical
school at Stanford University.
They are committed to remaining
innovative and current in their
sports medicine practice. Both have
served as Chief of Staff at Twin
Cities Hospital and are members of
numerous medical associations.
Organic Farms Juice Bar
& Bless Your Heart
When talking with local business
owners Steve Dagnall and Rose Hawthorne,
one can’t help but think that
their businesses – Organic Farms
Juice Bar and Bless Your Heart Specialty
Baking – are located side-byside
for a reason. Both have stories of
survival, have overcome health challenges,
and love to share their healthy
lifestyle and food with others.
Rose is well-known in the local community
for her gluten-free, naturallysweetened
and low glycemic Bless
Your Heart baked goods; most of her
products are vegan or dairy-free. Her
passion for creating recipes that not
only taste good, but are also healthy,
stems from her own diagnosis of adult
diabetes. Along with her daughter Olivia
and granddaughter Grace, she can be
found in the kitchen mixing and baking
delicious and healthy foods such as
breads, crackers, energy bars, granola,
cupcakes, cookies and muffins for legions
of loyal customers.
Dr. Carmelo Plateroti and Dr.
Aracely Plateroti, owners of The Plateroti
Center in Atascadero, had long
desired to open up a juice bar. They
met Steve Dagnall when he needed
some medical advice during his recovery
from malignant melanoma; that led
to some cleansing, detox, and juicing.
With a background in restaurant and
food service, Steve and the Platerotis
“What we do is most gratifying
when somebody comes in and says
that their life has been changed because
of the fact that they are able to
walk better or throw a ball around
with their kids,” Dr. Kowall says.
Both doctors rave about their office
staff – they receive positive
feedback daily from
their patients and
other medical professionals.
“We have a trusted
and valued staff,”
Dr. Mooney says,
adding, “they are dependable,
precise and they treat our
patients very well.”
Avid exercise enthusiasts, they
have completed several marathons,
triathlons and bicycle races. Most
recently, Dr. Mooney completed
the Lava Man triathlon in Hawaii
and Dr. Kowall completed the
Wild Flower triathlon locally. They
also have been team physicians
since 1997 at Paso Robles and
Dr. Kowall and Dr. Mooney
decided to embark on their new business
adventure about a year ago.
“Steve came by one day to talk to
us about what he was going to be doing
and that he may open in San Luis.
I said, ‘what about this place right here
with me?’ Well, we both decided it was
perfect,” Rose says.
Now, as co-founders and owners
of the Organic Farms Juice Bar, Steve
and the Platerotis have struck a chord
with local health-conscious individuals.
They take pride in offering nutritional
Acai Bowls with toppings such as hemp
seeds, bee pollen, goji berries and
house organic granola – a “must-try.”
Steve also prepares a daily fresh salad
and various quiches. And the juices,
well, they’re the best – cold-pressed
organic fruits and vegetables in simple,
quick, convenient glass bottles.
The Organic Farms Juice Bar and
Bless Your Heart Specialty Baking are
located at 1335 Railroad St. in Paso
Robles. For more information, call the
Juice Bar at (805) 239-0299 or go to
www.organicfarmsjuice.com and Bless
Your Heart at (805) 227-4969 or go to
Templeton high schools.
“We work with a lot of high
school students,” Dr. Mooney says.
“We both have patients that, after
surgery, have gone on to be All-
Americans in college.”
Orthopedic Specialty Associates
is located at 78 S Main St. in
Templeton; call (805) 434-0999 or
go to www.shoulderkneespecialists.
Hansen Bros. Cleaning
When Jake Hansen, owner of
Hansen Bros. Cleaning Pros, was
asked what sets his
business apart from
others, he did not
hesitate to answer.
is our number
one priority,” Jake
says. “We don’t leave
a job until you are happy with our
Using products are that are
100-percent green, Hansen Bros.
is licensed, insured, and offers free
estimates on all services. Located
out of Paso Robles, the business
has been providing unprecedented
customer satisfaction for customers
throughout the Central Coast
since 2012. Whether in need
of window washing, gutter
cleaning, pressure washing,
blind cleaning, solar panel
cleaning, or countless other
items on that never-ending
to-do list, Jake and his
crew are the ones to call.
trustworthy, efficient, and current
– these are the words Jake uses to
describe his business and what he
has to offer to his growing list of
But what do locals have to say
about Hansen Bros? Loyal customers
Steve and Lisa say they were
“very pleased with their service.
Even with a large house and many
windows and screens, they cleaned
them thoroughly and I would recommend
In his downtime, Jake said there
is nothing he loves more than
spending time with his wife, their
newborn baby girl, and his extended
“We love being parents and we
are proud to call the Central Coast
our home,” Jake says. He also enjoys
woodworking, backpacking, traveling,
and learning. Most recently, he
has taken up cooking, saying that
“all of our great local restaurants are
a big inspiration.”
Contact Jake at Hansen Bros.
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805 Horse Tales
When Kathy Gomer discovered
her passion for horses and competition
ten years ago, she also found a
community of friendship and support.
With encouragement from
her husband, Dale, she now shares
her passion with others as the owner
of 805 Horse Tales, a Western and
Cowboy Dressage facility located
off of Highway 46 West.
“Horse people like to talk about
horses,” she says about choosing
a name for
the place she calls
“It’s a real social
thing and that’s
where the name
came from – the
story, or the tale,
The property boasts easy in and out
and large trailer access, shade covers
and a warm water-bathing area.
Coach Katrina Sanders, left,
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52 Paso Robles Magazine, June 2014
The Voice of the Visitor Center
By Karyl Lammers
The Chamber &
Visitor Center have
been located in
the original Smith
Sporting Goods Store at 1225 Park
Place in downtown Paso Robles
for over 20 years with little or no
changes being made. We have hundreds
of people, both Visitor and
Local residents, walk thru our doors
The new Vice Chair of the Visitor
Center, John Arnold (General
Manager of the Holiday Inn Express
in Paso Robles) had the idea
to renovate the Center to keep up
with the growing Visitor Industry
in the North County (we are
actually the only walk-in Visitor
Center this side of San Luis
An Advisory Council was formed
to talk about the Renovation and
help us move forward. Work began
on Saturday April 26th and has
been moving fast and furious on
Phase I (the inside) which may
be completed by the time you
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is close behind. Walls have been
removed, moved & created.
Lights replaced, new flooring and
furniture acquired. The most
exciting part is a large portion
of both labor and materials
have been donated by local businesses
and much needed funds
have started to come in from the
community. More donations are
needed to complete this exciting,
What it was
and watch for what it will become.
The “Design” is by April Romig
of Elan Vital Furniture Store,
located at 1329 South Spring
Street in Paso Robles. The entire
look including the lights,
floor, wall changes, paint colors
and room arrangement are April’s
SPOTLIGHT from page 52
Jesse Jones helps Kathy with her
stalls and general maintenance,
while trainer Katrina Sanders – she
prefers the title of coach – assists
with students and conducts workshops
and clinics. Kathy met Katrina,
a Central Coast native who
had been living up north for the
past decade or so, about a year ago.
“When I saw Katrina ride, I
thought ‘this young lady is classic,
poised, graceful, soft – all of the things
that I strive to be as a rider; she’s the
whole package,” Kathy says.
Since March, Kathy has hosted
monthly clinics at 805 Horse Tales.
Each Thursday, a slew of riders
show up to the property, ride with
Katrina, work on problems, discuss
horse behavior and more.
vision and it’s perfect! Contractor
Jim Romig worked side by side
with individuals to make April’s
vision a reality. Long hours and
pride of workmanship have created
our new look.
Please see VISITOR page 54
“We are building a community
of like-minded people who desire
to have a relationship with
their horse,” Katrina says. “This is
a beautiful facility and Kathy and
I are on the same page in terms of
bringing people together with the
same focus – focus on the horse,
the welfare of the horse, and building
relationships. We have a mix of
people from different disciplines.
My philosophy is that good horsemanship
is good horsemanship – it
doesn’t matter what tack you have
on your horse.”
For more information, stop by
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Live Oak Road in Paso Robles, call
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We want to Thank You - John,
April and Jim - as well as Lisa
Marrone, owner of The Mobile
Oil Changers, who worked right
alongside everyone on a Saturday to
clean up the interior by removing old
carpet, moving counters and getting
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Lumber for all the building supplies
from screws to wood and wall plastering
materials - we could not have done it
in such a timely manner without you!
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Thanks to Jason Penn, Owner
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who showed up on Sunday and did
their magic to all our walls. Kelly
Moore Paints donated all the paint
for the interior walls and cabinets.
Thank You Randy for your generosity.
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We still need help as we go
forward. Join in the Facelift Project
and be a part of this wonderful,
inspired community effort to
make our Visitor Center one of
the most beautiful, functional
Centers in the state. The focal
point of the new lobby will be a
large mural, donated by a wonderful
local artist, of the iconic Paso
symbol – the Spanish oak. Every donor
will be acknowledged with their
names (business or individual) permanently
represented on the tree.
Your acknowledgement will show
you and/or your business appreciate
the benefits that visitors bring to
our community and to your business.
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WITH A MISSION OF ITS OWN:
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54 Paso Robles Magazine, June 2014
TIME & PLACE
A monthly look at events, meetings
and special occasions. To submit your
listing, email bob@pasoroblesmagazine.
com, bring info to our 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• 11th Annual Poker Run Benefit Ride
to benefit the Boys & Girls Club and
Children of the Mooseheart Foundation.
Register 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. at B&G
Club. Ride pkg. $30, poker hand only $10,
BBQ at 11:30 a.m. Info: Guylean 610-
5439, firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by
PR Moose Lodge #243 and PR Monkeys
2-30 • Cancer Support Community
is a national nonprofit organization that
provides support, education and hope to
those with cancer and their loved ones.
Visit twcccc.org for programs that include
support groups, classes and lectures such as
Wellness Yoga, The Artist’s Way, Nutrition
One on One, Cancer 101, Athlon Vitality
Class, and Tai Chi Chih. The office is
located at 614 13th Street, PR. 238-4411.
2, 0, 13, 23, 30 • North County Writing
Support Group – Complete a writing
project with the help of Patricia Alexander,
award-winning author/editor for over 35
years. With kindness and humor, she provides
a weekly deadline, feedback, marketing
savvy and guidance for your personal
process. 6:30 -9:30 pm every Monday in
Paso. $20/Meeting or $15/Meeting for
four in advance. Limited Space: Weekly
reservation required: 479-7778 or Patricia
2 • Almond Country Quilters’ Guild
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 940
Creston Road, Paso Robles. Social Time
begins at 6:30 p.m., general meeting at
7:00. For info on the guild, visit www.
6 • Hunger Awareness Day benefits the
Food Bank Coalition. $1 can stretch to
$10 worth of food. Mail donations to
PO Box 2070, Paso Robles, 93447,
donate online at www.slofoodbank.org or
visit any Rabobank branch or donation
sites in the community through June 6.
6 • Central Coast Economic Forecast
presented by Paso Robles Chamber of
Commerce, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Paso
Robles Event Center, register online www.
7, 14, 21, 28 • GriefShare Seminar
and Recovery Support Group, 10:00
a.m. to 12 noon, Trinity Lutheran Church
Fireside Conference Room, 940 Creston
Road, Paso Robles. Info: 238-3702, ext
205 or 206.
8 • San Luis Obispo Concours at
Madonna Inn Meadows. 10:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m. Owners of Mustangs and
Mercedes are invited to attend! Tickets,
vehicle registration, info: sloconcours.
com, 544-2266. Leading up to the event
is a reception on June 6 and a rally and
dinner/auction on June 7. All proceeds
benefit Hospice SLO.
14 • 75th Anniversary Lions Club
Golf Tournament – Paso Robles Golf
Club, start time 8:00 a.m., $85, contact
Darwin Curry 237-2269, drcurry@charter.
net, www.pasorobleslionsclub.org. Proceeds
benefit local vision/hearing screenings
and college scholarships.
16 • Paso Robles Republican Women
Federated meets the third Monday
of the Month ( June 16th) at the Paso
Robles Golf Club, 1600 Country Club
Drive. Check-in and ‘social’ at 11:30
and the luncheon meeting begins at
12:00 Our speaker for June will be
Loren Spivak speaking on Free Market
Economics. Guests are welcome. Reservations
by June 9th @ 226-5620 or
Julie@adelaideadvisors.com. $20 payable
at door by check or cash. The website is:
PASO ROBLES EVENT CENTER
16 • The Santa Lucia Rockhounds
will be meeting June 16th, 7 p.m., at the
Templeton Community Center, 601 S.
Main Street. The program will be rock and
mineral related. Guests are welcome.
21 & 22 • Relay for Life of Paso Robles
– New Venue – The Paso Robles Event
Center. Begins Saturday with Survivor
Breakfast at 8:00 a.m., opening ceremonies
at 9:00 followed by Survivors Lap.
Festivities throughout the day. Luminaria
ceremony at dusk. Closing ceremonies
at 9:00 a.m. Sunday. Info on registration,
donations and sponsorship, visit www.
relayforlife.org/pasoroblesca. Brian Bullock
24 • North County Newcomer’s Club
– Deadline to register for July 2 luncheon
at Cambria Pines Lodge in Cambria.
Social hour 11:00 a.m. Lunch 12:00 p.m.
Unless otherwise noted, call 239-0655 or email mail@midstatefair.
com for more information about activities and events at the Paso
Robles Event Center.
June 6 • Aids/LifeCycle stopover in Paso Robles during the 7 day
ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. www.aidslifecyle.org.
June 9 • 14 NRCHA Derby – The National Reined
promotes traditional horsemanship, the sport and high standards of competition.
June 21, 22 • Relay for Life of Paso Robles – the signature fundraising event for
The American Cancer Society. For information on team registration, sponsorships
and donations visit www.relayforlife.org/pasoroblesca. Begins Saturday the
21st at 9:00 a.m., ends Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Welcoming Hair Designers
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personalized Skin care - Makeup artist - Sealoha Designs
phone: (805) 238-1115
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at the Granary, below cool Hand Luke’s
June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 55
TIME & PLACE
CALENDAR from page 55
meets for lunch the first Wednesday of
the month in North County locations.
Other group activities include potluck
suppers, crafts, bridge, gardening and
24 • 5th Annual Student Art Contest
for Vineyard Dog Park – Deadline
for entries mailed to Vineyard
Dog Park, PO Box 1081, Templeton
or delivered to Templeton Community
Services office at 420 Crocker Street.
Entries may be scanned and emailed to
email@example.com. Winners will
be notified by July 1. For info on mural
The Wellness Kitchen
and Resource Center
1255 Las Tablas Rd., Templeton
434-1800 Visit TheWKRC.org.
The weekly Wellness Foods program offers
pre-ordered meals for those desiring
healthy foods made with nutrient dense, fresh
ingredients. Order by phone (434-1800) or fax
(434-1885) by each Sunday for pick-up the
4, 11, 18, 25 • The Morning Cup of Grace
– Start the day with inspiration to empower
and inspire, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Healing Tea
and gluten free treats, $5 love offering.
12 • Healthy Cooking for People Touched by
Cancer – Grains & Greens. Free to those with
cancer from the Pay it Forward program. Caregivers,
family and friends welcome for a suggested
love offering of $20/class. RSVP required.
art submission, contact Paula O’Farrell,
28 • Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival,
4 p.m. – 8 p.m., $50 in advance, $55 at
the gate, www.AtascaderoChamber.com
Night Life and Entertainment
7 • Art After Dark Paso – First Saturday
of the month features self guided walks
through art galleries, wine tasting rooms
and businesses featuring local artists. 6:00
to 9:00 p.m. Downtown Paso Robles.
4, 11, 18, 25 • Second Press “Bites
and Flights” Winemaker Wednesdays.
Exceptional pairings of local wines with
16 & 23 • “Jottings and Journaling” Wellness
Workshop presented by writer/journalist
Millie Drum, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Writing
practice clarifies our life’s journey through good
health and illness, $20 offering appreciated,
FREE to those going through health challenges.
Participation in the 2 part series is encouraged.
RSVP to Millie at firstname.lastname@example.org or
25 • Introduction to Wellness – A one-hour
FREE introductory overview and discussion
on the “Top 10 Changes” you can make for
clean eating, understanding the terms organic,
honestly farmed and the Dirty Dozen. RSVP
26 • Soul Kitchen! – Wellness Kitchen by Day,
Soul Kitchen by Night. Music by Days Alone
Band, wine tasting and light dinner prepared by
The Kitchen. $15, limited seating, come early!
menu selected by Chef Ryan Swarthout.
5:30 p.m. to 9:00.
5, 12, 19, 26 • Second Press – Live
Music! Every Thursday evening at Second
Press Wine Bar & Eatery, 810 11th
Street, PR, 226-7500, secondpress.biz.
8 • Symphony of the Vines presents
“A Pop’s Spectacular” at Halter Ranch.
A salute to Handel’s “Water Music” directed
by Dr. Greg Magie, 3:00 p.m. to
6:00 p.m., 8910 Adelaida Road, Paso
Robles. Tickets $30 available at www.
symphonyofthevines.org, at BooBoo
Records in SLO and Matt’s Music in
Templeton. Info: Rena Ferro 440-4683.
11, 18, 25 • Concerts in the Park, 6:30
- 8:30, Templeton City Park, food by
Templeton Market. Series runs through
14 • Saturday Live Feat at Vina Robles
Winery featuring Jan and Ted. 1:00 p.m
to 4:00 p.m., complimentary, No RSVP
needed. Wine for purchase and tastings
available. 3700 Mill Road, Paso Robles.
20 & 27 • Concerts in the Park, 5:30 –
7:30, Paso Robles City Park Gazebo. The
season opens 6/20 with Damon Castillo
playing soul/rock, 6/27 Incendio featuring
instrumental world music. Food and
wine/beer available. Series runs through
Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse & Cattlemen’s
Lounge, 1103 Spring St., 226-
4925. Steakhouse: Join us for Prime Rib
Wednesdays! Cattlemen’s Lounge: Happy
Hour, 4-7 pm, includes cocktail and menu
specials; Monday Industry Night, 6-9 pm,
20% off for all professionals; Taco Tuesday
4-7 pm; Wednesday Locals Appreciation
Night Happy Hour 4-CLOSE; Acoustic
Thursdays, 7-9 pm: 6/5 Lance Robison,
6/12 Adam Rowland, 6/19 Matt Davis,
6/26 Kenny Taylor Band; Saturday Night
$5 Drink Specials, 8-12 pm; Friday & Saturday
Live Entertainment, 9:30-11:30 pm:
6/6-6/7 Soul Sauce, 6/13-6/14 Shameless,
6/21-6/22 The Belmores, 6/27-6/28 Julie
and the Bad Dogs.
Paso Robles Main Street Association • Family Fun in Downtown Paso Robles
Kids day in the Park and Kids Flea Market
Saturday June 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family fun, games, crafters, live
performances/demonstrations, entertainment and shopping at the Kids Flea
Market for kids in 3rd to 8th grade. The City’s Largest Yard Sale! Trading
Day - Saturday, June 21 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Crafters, collectibles, old and
new stuff! Vendor space fee $55, applications at Main Street office, 835 12th
St., (in the alley, Norma’s Way) or online www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.
Info: 238-4103, email@example.com.
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56 Paso Robles Magazine, June 2014
DIRECTORY of LOCAL HOUSES of WORSHIP
The following listing of area churches/synagogues is provided free of
charge as a community service by Adelaide Inn and Paso Robles
Our goal is to have this become a complete listing of places of worship
located in Paso Robles, Templeton, San Miguel and Shandon. For
Apostolic Assembly of the
Faith of Christ Jesus
2706 Spring St., Paso Robles
Wed & Fri, 7 p.m.,
Sunday 12 Noon
Pastor Miguel Alvarado
Bethel Lutheran Church
295 Old County Rd., Templeton
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Russ Gordon
Pastor Amy Beveridge
Bridge Christian Curch
Currently meeting at
Centennial Park Banquet Room
600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Tim Mensing
Calvary Chapel Paso Robles
1615 Commerce Way,
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Aaron Newman
988 Vineyard Drive, Templeton
Pastor Roy Spinks
Services: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Central Coast Center
for Spiritual Living
689 Crocker St., Templeton
Service: 10 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Don and
Rev. LaVonne Welsh
Christian Life Center
1744 Oak St., Paso Robles
Service: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Pastor Don Smith
Christian Science Society
17th & Chestnut Streets,
Service: 10 a.m.
Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
1020 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Service: 8:30 a.m.
Bishop Brian Kerr
Service: 1 p.m.
Bishop Mark Goforth
Congregation Ohr Tzafon
2605 Traffic Way, Atascadero
Service: Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
Rabbi Janice Mehring
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1450 Golden Hill Rd.,
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Dan Katches
Ride For the Brand Ministry
Templeton Livestock Market
Main St., Templeton
Service: Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Pastor Mike Mosby
Dayspring Full Gospel
1101 Riverside, Paso Robles
Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Pastor Harry Balson
Family Praise & Worship
206 5th St., Templeton
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Vern H. Haynes Jr.
Family Worship Center
616 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Patrick Sheean
First Baptist Church
1645 Park St., Paso Robles
Pastor Michael R. Garman
Services: 8:45 & 10:30 a.m.
First Mennonite Church
2343 Park St. Paso Robles
Service: 11 a.m.
First Missionary Baptist Church
of Paso Robles
Corner of 3rd & Olive Streets
Service: 11 a.m.
Pastor Jeff Barger
First Presbyterian Church
610 S. Main St., Templeton
Service: 10 a.m.
Reverend Charlie Little
Fuente de Agua Viva
1521 Oak St, Paso Robles
Service: Thursday: 7 p.m.
and Sunday: 3 p.m.
Pastor Jorge Alvarez
Grace Baptist Church
535 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Kelsey Pietsch
Heritage Village Church
At the Senior Center,
Service: 11 a.m.
Pastor Ed Bedrosian
Corner S. River and Niblick,
215 Oak Hill, Paso Robles
Services: 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m.
Pastor Sean Martin
1215 Ysabel Ave
(just off 24th near Hwy 101
and 46 East intersection)
Paso Robles, phone 238-2770
Lake Way Country
Meeting at Cappy Culver
11011 Heritage Loop Rd.
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastors: Rodger & Julie Coale
Life Community Church
3770 Ruth Way, Templeton
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Keith Newsome
Life Worth Living Church of God
620 – 17th St., Paso Robles
Service: 11 a.m.
Pastor Jim Wilde
Lighthouse Community Church
301 13th St. San Miguel
Services: 9:45 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
Pastor John Wheat
1521 Oak St., Paso Robles
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor John Kaiser
2085 Gateway Dr.,
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Jedidiah McClure
Meeting at 1005 Railroad St.
at 10th St.
Service: 10:30 a.m.
For information call 238-2006
Mid State Baptist Church
1749 Ramada Dr., Paso Robles
Services: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Pastor Bruce Fore
Mission San Miguel Parish
775 Misssion Street, San Miguel
Weekday Mass: 8 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. (Vigil)
Sunday: 7 a.m., 11 a.m.,
6 p.m. (Spanish)
Reverend Pedro Umana
New Day Center
530 12th St., Paso Robles
English Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Brad Alford
Hispanic Service: 2 p.m.
Pastor Vincente Salmeron
New Life Tabernacle
3850 So. Ramada Dr. Ste. D,
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Efrain Cordero
Niblick Road Baptist Church
1145 Niblick Rd., Paso Robles
Service: 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Christopher Cole
those churches/synagogues who have not yet responded to the request
for information and would like to be included in this directory, please
email your name, address, phone, service times and pastor’s/rabbi’s
name to Paso Robles Magazine at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All worship service times listed are for Sundays, unless noted otherwise:
North County Christian Fellowship
421 9th St. , Paso Robles
Services: 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Steve Calagna
Oak Shores Christian Fellowship
2727 Turkey Cove,
at the Clubhouse, Oak Shores
Service: 8:30 a.m.
Pastor Rodger Coale
Paso Robles Bible Church
2206 Golden Hill Rd.,
Services: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Dave Rusco
Pastor Mark Wheeler
Paso Robles Church
of the Nazarene
Meeting at the Paso Robles
Youth Arts Foundation
3201 Spring St., Paso Robles
Service: 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Brent Wylie
Paso Robles Community Church
2706 Spring St, Paso Robles
Service: 9 a.m.
Pastor Shawn Penn
Thirteenth and Oak Streets,
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Steven Mabry
River of Life Christian Fellowship
2405 Spring, Paso Robles
Flamson Middle School
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Tim Osuch
Second Baptist Church
1937 Riverside Ave.
Service: 11 a.m.
Rueben Tate, Gary Jordon
Shandon Assembly of God
420 Mesa Grande, Shandon
Service: 10:30 a.m.
Hispanic Service: 4 p.m.
Pastor Ted Hunt
105 Second Street, Shandon
Service 9:30 a.m.
Rev. Fred B. Morris
Solid Rock Christian Fellowship
925 Bennett Way, Templeton
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Jeff Saylor
Provided as a community service by...
St. James Episcopal Church
1335 Oak, Paso Robles
Services: 8 a.m. (Rite I),
10 a.m. (Rite II)
Interim Pastor, Rev. Robert Eaton
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
820 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Weekday Mass: M-S, 7 a.m.
Saturday - 5 p.m. (Vigil)
Sunday - 8 a.m.,
10 a.m. (Family Mass)
12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
5 p.m. (Teen)
& 7 p.m. (Spanish)
Father Roberto Vera
Templeton Hills Seventh-day
930 Templeton Hills Rd.,
Services: Saturday 9:30 &
Pastor Ivor Myers
The Revival Center
3850 Ramada Dr., Ste. A-3,
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Gabe Abdelaziz
The Rock Church
616 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Service: 7 p.m. Friday Nights
Pastors Ed & Char Barger
Trinity Lutheran Church
940 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Contemporary Service: 9 a.m.
Traditional Service: 10:45 a.m.
Sr. Pastor Dan Rowe
True Life Christian Fellowship
Lockwood/Jolon Road, across
from the school in Lockwood
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Erick Reinstedt
915 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Services: 9 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Pastor David Webb
Victory Outreach Paso Robles
3850 Ramada Drive Suite B3
Services: Sunday, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Pastor Jason Wilson
Vineyard Church of Christ
601 So. Main St., Templeton
Service: 10 a.m.
Evangelist: Steve Orduno
Vintage Community Church
692 Peterson Ranch Road,
Services: 9 & 11 a.m.
Coaches: Aaron Porter,
Paso Robles Magazine
P.O. Box 3996,
Paso Robles, CA 93447,
June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 57
Local Scouts keep the Flags Flying!
By Millie Drum
When the city needed help to prepare
the new city flag for the 125th anniversary
celebration, local scouts teamed
up again to show their patriotism and
honor the spirit of being a scout. Joseph
Fairchild dedicated his Eagle project to
the task of decorating the downtown,
coordinated the color guard for the
125th celebration in the park and led the
Pledge of Allegiance.
Over the years, downtown construction
projects have caused the removal of many
flag holders. Daniel Callahan dedicated
his Eagle project to work
with the city on the design
and placement of new flag
holder, obtained the funding,
and with the help of
his troop mates installed the
If you’ve wondered how
the American flags appear
in our community every
holiday, the Boy Scouts
from Troop 60 lead the
Flags deposited in just 3
days at the corner of 13th
and Paso Robles Street.
effort to place flags on the city streets and
the Niblick Bridge. With assistance from
the Brownies and Daisies from Girl Scout
troops and the Civil Air Patrol Cadets,
flags are also placed on the graves of veteran’s
on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.
Stars for the USS Ronald
With David Kudija’s faithful dedication
to honor our soldier’s service to our
country, his project, Stars for our Troops,
is growing since the metal depository
was installed on the corner of 13th and
Paso Robles Street, thanks to the local
Elks Lodge. The response
has been incredible; allowing
David to further his commitment
to salvage the stars from
discarded American flags, then
honoring them with a proper
retirement. Earlier this year,
David delivered 5,000 stars in
one shipment for the entire
crew of the aircraft carrier USS
Ronald Reagan. Contact David
Above: Boy Scouts Thomas
Sclimenti and Tom von Dohlen
also put flags on the graves of
veterans for Memorial Day and
Above: After all of the work in completed, the workers gather.
Left: Daniel Callahan demonstrates the installation of
the holders to the workforce.
Jose Padilla and his
son Daniel, a cub
scout from Pack 92
The Girl Scouts,
Daisies also help.
By Millie Drum
Last year was a
banner year for
Dale Zeulner! In
April, he took the
trip of a lifetime
D.C. with the
Honor Flight program for the World
War II veterans. A few months later, he
was inducted into the Police and Fire
Hall of Fame.
And, on December 5, 2013, the Stars
and Stripes were proudly displayed over
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Bridge Sportsmen 46
Dale Zeulner - Proud to be an American!
Washington D.C. to celebrate his 89th
birthday. Dale received his American flag
and certificate in the mail which came as
quite a pleasant surprise. The honor that
is coordinated by Congressman Kevin
McCarthy couldn’t have come at a better
time! Dale’s had some health challenges,
so the things he cherishes most are carrying
him through; his faith, family, friends,
community and the love for his country.
Dale is a true American; symbolizing the
strength, unity and inspiration that keeps
him spry and optimistic in his 89th year!
As I’ve learned about his life through
my writing, we have a special bond...Dale
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City-Paso Workshop 11
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Livin in the Wild West 45
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Michael’s Optical 39
Moffatt, Jim 54
Napa Auto Parts 22
and I. He stops by my home just to say
hello, visit a while and tell a few stories.
A few days before his cancer surgery, he
stopped by with his flag in one hand and
a copy of the Paso Robles Magazine in the
other. He says, “You know I read this so
I know what’s going on.” He’d turned to
the section titled Paso People and said,
“Do you think I can get in here?” He
shared a heartwarming story of a distant
relative that found him through an online
link from a previous article I’d written. I
gladly took this photo of Dale holding
his own American flag. We parted with
a big hug as I wished him well for the
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Nose to Tail 15
Oaks Hotel 35
Odyssey Cafe 28
Paddle Jack 49
PAN Jewelers 60
Papich Construction 37
Paris Coffee 51
Park Cinemas 14
Paso PetCare 17
PR Chamber of Comm 48
PR District Cemetery 54
PR Door & Trim 53
PR Ford 47
PR Glass 8
PR Golf Club 23
PR Handyman 37
PR Inn 2
PR Insurance 54
PR Land Co 28
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PR Pet Boarding 49
PR Safe & Lock 22
PR Waste 34
Photo Stop 14
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Poalillo Vineyards 21
Professional Design 41
Pro Handyman 15
Pure Elements 55
Railsback Insurance 37
Red Scooter Deli 18
Relay for Life 18
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Roberts Restaurant 21
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Simple Lending 11
Smith Motorgroup 7
upcoming surgery and he said, “For some
reason, I get along good with everybody!”
The honorary certificate reads: This
is to certify that the accompanying flag
was flown of the United States capitol
on December 5, 2013 at the request
of the honorable Kevin McCarthy,
Member of Congress. This flag was
flown in honor of Dale Zeulner on his
89th birthday. We thank you for your service
to your country during World War
II and his dedication to serving his community
as a sworn police officer for over
28 years. This flag represents everything
Dale has worked for his entire life....
service to his country.”
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Sprain Draperies 37
Stifel Nicolaus 10
Stoltzfus, Abby 34
Stove & Spa 8, 32
Straight For/Word 42
Symphony of the
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The Loft 29
Tree of Life 51
Tubb, J.K.Landscaping 39
Varian Kennels 46
Vic’s Cafe 31
Vivant Fine Cheese 14
Western Janitorial 34
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