2014 June PASO Magazine


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

The City of Paso Robles Official 125 th Anniversary Publication

June 2014


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Paso Robles West Side 3,900 sf., 29 gated acres, 4bd/4½ bath, premium

amenities, master suite w/exercise room, art studio, grand kitchen/dining

room, sound system, screened outdoor room w/BBQ, workshop, RV hookup,

pool/spa, beautiful landscaping. $1,800,000

Creston Country Estate 3,400 sf., 160 acres between Paso Robles and

Atascadero, 50 mile views, 4bd/4½ bath with every luxurious amenity,

1800 sf. cabinet maker’s workshop, horse facilities, beautiful gardens.

Every detail impeccable. $1,395,000



Atascadero 4,770 sf, 5 bd/5 bath estate on 5+ Westisde acres, built by a

top contractor in 2005. 4-car garage, playroom, office, gourmet kitchen,

elegant entry, walk-in pantry, 3 fireplaces, Hickory floors, pool & spa, huge

patio. A stunning, private complex amidst the oaks. $1,095,000

Templeton 2,270 sf. 15.9 acres, 50 mile views, 4bd/2¾ bath, beautiful living/dining

rooms, new kitchen appliances, indoor/outdoor horse stalls,

irrigated pasture, workshop, great well, 5th bedroom built into 3 car

garage. $875,000



Paso Robles 2,330 sf., 2.5 acres, gated entry, 3 bd/2 bath, elegant amenities,

Heritage Ranch 1,440 sf., 2bd/2 bath manufactured home, living room and

home theater/audio system, 5,000 gallon water tank, storage building, family room, carpet and tile, breakfast bar, walk – in pantry, laundry room

equestrian facilities and perimeter fencing. $760,000 w/sink, storage shed, deck/hot tub with views. Well maintained and comfy.


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Melanie Bryan

Transaction Specialist


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Paso Robles 3,150 sf., .97 acre lot/secluded behind Idler’s, 5 bd/3 bath,

built in 2006, new paint and carpet, great floor plan, 2nd guest suite or billiards/music

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Paso Robles 3150 sf., 4 bd/2½ bath in gated Ventana subdivision off

Creston Rd., sweeping views of Paso’s west side, open floor plan, premium

appliances and cabinets, custom amenities, hot tub, outdoor kitchen,

raised gardens. $750,000

San Jacinto Office Space

Atascadero Commercial units built in 2000, 2 separate units side by side, 1250 sf. each in San Jacinto Center off Hwy 101 at San Anselmo exit.

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neighborhood. 5 min. to center of town. Carpet & ceramic tile, lots of with plans for 2,802 sf. home. Water connection has been PAID. Nice

stand-up storage underneath, boat/RV storage on side, huge front deck, views, seasonal creek and oaks. Build now among upscale homes.

decks in back. Well cared for & producing almond trees. $550,000


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June 2014 volume 14 number 2

A Monthly Look at Life in our Remarkable Communities

Feature Stories

18 Paso Robles 4 th of July


20 A Father’s Day Tribute

to Charles Poalillo

24 Historic Paso Robles 125 th

Anniversary section


- End of a Frontier Town

Paso Robles Main Street

45 Hoofbeat

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

12 Education

• Four Achieve Girl Scouting’s

Highest Honor: The Gold Award

• Local Student Wins Optimist Club

Oratorical Contest

• 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

50 Business

• 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


Phone: (805) 239-1533 Founding Co-Publisher:

Karen Chute 1949-2004


bob@pasoroblesmagazine.com Publisher/Editor: Bob Chute

Mailing address: P.O. Box 3996,

Editorial Consultant:

Paso Robles, CA 93447 Chris Weygandt Alba

In town drop off: Dutch Maytag,

Advertising: Millie Drum, Pam

1501 Riverside, Paso Robles

Osborn, Jamie Self, Victoria Jenks,

Web: pasoroblesmagazine.com and Bob Chute


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periodical may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written consent

from Paso Robles Magazine.

PRM is published monthly and distributed FREE to every residence and business, including

rural addresses, in Paso Robles, Templeton, Shandon, Bradley and San Miguel (zip codes

93426, 93446, 93451, 93461 and 93465). Postage paid at Paso Robles, CA 93446. PRM is also

available for our visitors through local restaurants, Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce,

North County Transportation Center, and other high traffic tourist-oriented locations.

Annual subscriptions to PRM, mailed to areas beyond the described distribution areas,

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P.O. Box 3996, Paso Robles, CA 93447. Phone: (805) 239-1533, Fax (805) 239-1263, e-mail:

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For advertising inquiries and rates, story ideas and submissions, contact Bob Chute at

any of the above numbers. In town drop point for photos, letters, press releases, etc. at

Dutch Maytag Home Appliance Center, 1501 Riverside.

Graphics and advertising composition by Janice Pluma, Warpaint Graphics, editorial

composition, Travis Ruppe, David Butz, art production.

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June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 7

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

time...major congrats

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

Louisville, Colorado

with their

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

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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.



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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

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Costs per person is $65 or a reserved

table for 8 with Signage

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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

12. Privacy

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

numbers now!

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.



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

Car Show.

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.)

* * *

The Mystery

“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

very ‘otherly.’”

- Pastor Steve Calagna, North County

Christian Fellowship

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

made of?


* * *

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

Obispo County.

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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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

Highest Honor:

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

to accomplish.

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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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

the World.”

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

Artistic Director

of the Paderewski

Festival; two additional

judges will be

announced prior to

the auditions.

Prizes ranging

from $200 - $750

will be awarded;

winners will be invited

to perform

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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in Poland. This


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piano workshops, master classes and

concert performances at Kąśna Dolna,

Paderewski’s estate in southern Poland,

and at the historic Jagiellonian University

in Kraków.

• Application deadline: Friday, Oct.

3 – entry forms at paderewskifest.com

• Auditions: Saturday, Oct. 25 at

Cass Winery

• Winners’ Recital: Saturday, Nov. 8

in the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom

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Robles is a non-profit organization that

sponsors an annual series of concerts

featuring internationally acclaimed

artists, the Paderewski Festival Youth

Piano Competition and Exchange

Program, and other Paderewskithemed

events. The 2014 Festival will

be held November 6-9. For additional

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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

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Vicki adds, “The kids respect

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dents that tutor the younger kids

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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

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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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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.

Electrical Construction

Wiring medalists,

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

McMinn, bronze.

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

the fun.”

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;

email heidisill@hotmail.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

other organizations.

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

food available.

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

Chandler Pavilion,

Los Angeles.


any of you know my

father-in-law, Charles

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

Hollywood movie.

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

cruises together.

Please see FATHER’S DAY page 22

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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

“Life Improving.”

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

wine tasters.

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

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my new career as a Realtor

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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.


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.

Courtesy Eighteen Ninety House


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.


“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.

The Principals

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

Thaddeus Sherman,

Master Mason

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.




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!



“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




“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

June 1887


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


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

at home.

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

Paso Robles.

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.




Circa 1920s

Build a MARKET

– they will come

Photos courtesy of the Norma Moye collection


Remarkable Pictures

On Main Street Today


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

into evening.

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

Town Square

Main Street Events in the Downtown Park


– 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:


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.


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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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

from peeps.

Over 50 entries were

One of the dioramas

Wendi Dam-Mikkelsen

and Annika

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,

Volunteer coordinator;

Heather Stephenson.

Haelee Rochez

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 session.

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

same number.


Melinda Martin

featured in June

Melinda Martin’s photographs

are not your standard

macro, landscapes, or portraits

but an eclectic and unusual

collection representing

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 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.

Lady Antebellum

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

Bank’s CEO.

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.

Monster Trucks

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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

things, charity.”

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

local congregations.

“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

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Kick start your Summer

with Damon Castillo Band

and Incendio

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

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first in the 10-part

Summer Concert

Series, the Damon

Castillo Band’s

master musicians

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

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seat with their balance of

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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.

Surplus computers

acquired by PRHS

Several months ago Board Member

Bausch made a connection

between the District and surplus

computers and

monitors that

were available

from the Social

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Dr. Kathleen

McNamara, Superintendent

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“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

Women/Federated give

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,

visit www.prrwf.org.

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


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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:

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noon - Atascadero Senior Center,

5905 E. Mall. Full Lipid Panel available

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• 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.

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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

3 p.m.

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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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

County Perspective

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

their time.”

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

of 2013.

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

Luis Obispo.

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

the county.

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

housing market.

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

not matter.”

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.

Team Spirit!

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

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Top Right: Local Troop

60 Color Guard.

Lower left: We will

fight back!

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

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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

Berdette Robison.

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

Sarah Maggelet

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

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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

Templeton Pool opened for the

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use will begin on Tuesday, June 24.

The pool is closed every Monday and

lessons will be offered throughout the

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PERSPECTIVE from page 38

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

Highway 1.

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

go wrong?

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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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

is recommended.

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

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be food, entertainment, music and

games. For questions or additional

information on the parade, contact

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By Dorothy


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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cent ownership. They

turned it down to follow

their dream and

headed east to blue

grass country. The

“mom and pop” enterprise

includes the

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

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“Nugget” took a day off from gathering

wild cattle to visit. Gary Williams’

rich Palomino stallion is a gentleman.

Get your copy of Gary’s Lessons

from the Range autographed at

the Pioneer Museum June 14.

of CA was nine miles

long (with no horseshoes).

The results

decided the futures

of many ranchers and

politicians who went

on to acquire Thoroughbred

blood to

infuse in their ranch


More Show Opps

Fill in your calendars

with more open

shows starting June

15. The Father’s Day

competition will feature

tri tips and an

in-hand class for dads

to join in the fun

sponsored by the

Central Coast of California Arabian

Horse Association at Buckley Stables.

The 51 classes open to all breeds include

new versatility, several trail,

western, hunter, jumper, English,

showmanship, a halter class limited

to Arabians and many more. Ribbons

and high end point awards

will be presented in several divisions.

Silver buckles will be awarded

after the series. Sept. 7 and Oct.

19th are the other added shows.

See www.cccaha.org for premiums

and call (466-1138) for further information.

Off the Track

When a Thoroughbred horse




June clinic:

Ride-a-Test. In preparation for

the June Cowboy Dressage

Show. Ride one or two test and

receive evaluation and strategies

for improving your score.

Lesson Dates: 6/5, 6/12, 6/26

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

beautiful setting.

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

buckle rewards.

Want to check the selected course

patterns? They are listed on the

SLOCQHA site for hunter, western,

reining, ranch, trail, equitation, etc. See

www.SLOCQHA.com for details.

Please see HOOFBEAT page 46

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HOOFBEAT from page 45

Bolado Park

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

fast times.

Passing down the history includes

learning the names of outstanding

families that have cared for cattle and

June 1 SYVE Hunter/Jumper Show,

Santa Ynez, 195 N. Refugio Rd, Santa

Ynez, 570-2350

June 1 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Finals

June 1 Bryson Hesperia Cattle Club

Free Calf Sorting, 1 hr. N. of Paso in

Monterey Co, 1 p.m., Ranch Calf Sorting,

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,

www.V6ranch.com, Parkfield

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

Ynez, 570-2350

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,

Call www.cccaha.org

June 17 Tuesday Ranch Sorting,

Loftus Arena, 3965 Buena Vista Dr.,

Paso, $20/2 practice runs & 1 $ run,

440-0877 John

Please see HOOFBEAT page 48

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June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 47


HOOFBEAT from page 46

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,

Katrina 775-427-5550

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

in fee,

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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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

gives direction.

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.



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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.

Seriously, Paso

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,


Ferraris, Lamborghinis,


Maseratis, Mercedes,


and others, plus

‘unusuals’ with

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

Mullins, broker/owner

of Berkshire Hathaway

Home Services

Hallmark Realty. “This

Paso and


and both

want to be

an important

part of

their communities.

“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

auctions weekly.

“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



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

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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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high-quality service, low prices and welcoming,

family environment.”

Idler’s Home in Paso Robles is located at

2361 Theatre Drive, phone 238-6020, idlers


30 th Mom & Apple Pie

Contest Winners

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.

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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

ambitious project.

For information on the Pine Street Promenade contact

Debbie Lorenz at debbie@acorneventmgt.com.

For information concerning the Paso Robles

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June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 51


Orthopedic Specialty


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

truly grateful.”

The doctors met while

completing their Sports

Medicine Fellowship,

focusing on knee and

shoulder surgery, at The

Orthopedic Specialty

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

Specialty Baking

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


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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.

“Customer satisfaction

is our number

Jake Hansen

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.

Professional, dependable,

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

them highly.”

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.

Cleaning Pros at (805) 975-7279 or

go to www.hansenbroscleaningpros.

com; for special deals and offers

“like” the business on Facebook.

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

her sanctuary.

“It’s a real social

thing and that’s

where the name

came from – the

story, or the tale,

never ends.”

The property boasts easy in and out

and large trailer access, shade covers

and a warm water-bathing area.

Coach Katrina Sanders, left,

and owner Kathy Gomer.

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The Voice of the Visitor Center

By Karyl Lammers

Executive Director

Visitor Center

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

every month.

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

2 Color Weave with

Cut & Style $ 85!

read this. Phase II (the outside)

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.

important project.

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

805 Horse Tales, located at 1885

Live Oak Road in Paso Robles, call

Kathy at (805) 423-4694 or go to

805HorseTales.com. Call Katrina

Sanders at (775) 427-5550 or go to



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We want to Thank You - John,

April and Jim - as well as Lisa

Marrone, owner of The Mobile

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alongside everyone on a Saturday to

clean up the interior by removing old

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Thanks to Jason Penn, Owner

of Precision Drywall and his crew

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.

Thank You, Steve Trombley Painting

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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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“To provide a warm and friendly

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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, guylean@yahoo.com. Sponsored by

PR Moose Lodge #243 and PR Monkeys

Motorcycle Club.

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.

pasobusiness.com, 238-0506.

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:



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




Horse Association

page 56

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

Jessica Thompson and Melissa Silva!

expert Hair Design - nail Specialists

personalized Skin care - Makeup artist - Sealoha Designs

phone: (805) 238-1115

1111 Riverside ave, Suite 100

at the Granary, below cool Hand Luke’s

June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 55


CALENDAR from page 55

Info: www.northcountynewcomers.org

meets for lunch the first Wednesday of

the month in North County locations.

Other group activities include potluck

suppers, crafts, bridge, gardening and

wine tasting.

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

info@parksforpups.org. 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

following Wednesday.

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,

239-4437, info@parksforpups.org.

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 mildrum@sbcglobal.net 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

August 20.

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

August 22.

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, info@pasoroblesdowntown.org.


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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

Bilingual Services:

Wed & Fri, 7 p.m.,

Sunday 12 Noon

Pastor Miguel Alvarado

(805) 610-2930

Bethel Lutheran Church

295 Old County Rd., Templeton

Service: 9:30 a.m.

Pastor Russ Gordon

Pastor Amy Beveridge

(805) 434-1329

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,

Paso Robles

Service: 9:30 a.m.

Pastor Aaron Newman

(805) 239-4295

Celebration Worship


988 Vineyard Drive, Templeton

Pastor Roy Spinks

Services: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

(805) 434-2424

Central Coast Center

for Spiritual Living

689 Crocker St., Templeton

Service: 10 a.m.

Rev. Dr. Don and

Rev. LaVonne Welsh

(805) 434-9447

Christian Life Center

1744 Oak St., Paso Robles

Service: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Pastor Don Smith

(805) 238-3366

Christian Science Society

17th & Chestnut Streets,

Paso Robles

Service: 10 a.m.

(805) 239-1361

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

(805) 238-4216,

238-4214, 238-4217

Congregation Ohr Tzafon

2605 Traffic Way, Atascadero

Service: Fridays, 7:30 p.m.

Rabbi Janice Mehring

(805) 466-0329

Covenant Presbyterian Church

1450 Golden Hill Rd.,

Paso Robles

Service: 9:30 a.m.

Pastor Dan Katches

(805) 238-6927

Cowboy Church

Ride For the Brand Ministry

Templeton Livestock Market

Sale Barn

Main St., Templeton

Service: Thursdays, 7 p.m.

Pastor Mike Mosby

(805) 463-2455

Dayspring Full Gospel

1101 Riverside, Paso Robles

Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Pastor Harry Balson

(805) 239-3273

Family Praise & Worship

206 5th St., Templeton

Service: 10 a.m.

Pastor Vern H. Haynes Jr.

(805) 975-8594

Family Worship Center

616 Creston Rd., Paso Robles

Service: 10 a.m.

Pastor Patrick Sheean

(805) 239-4809

First Baptist Church

1645 Park St., Paso Robles

Pastor Michael R. Garman

Services: 8:45 & 10:30 a.m.

(805) 238-4419

First Mennonite Church

2343 Park St. Paso Robles

Service: 11 a.m.

Pastor Romero

(805) 238-2445

First Missionary Baptist Church

of Paso Robles

Corner of 3rd & Olive Streets

Service: 11 a.m.

Pastor Jeff Barger

(805) 239-8756

First Presbyterian Church

of Templeton

610 S. Main St., Templeton

Service: 10 a.m.

Reverend Charlie Little

(805) 434-1921

Fuente de Agua Viva

1521 Oak St, Paso Robles

Service: Thursday: 7 p.m.

and Sunday: 3 p.m.

Pastor Jorge Alvarez

(805) 714-3827

Grace Baptist Church

535 Creston Rd., Paso Robles

Service: 10 a.m.

Pastor Kelsey Pietsch

(805) 238-3549

Heritage Village Church

At the Senior Center,

Heritage Ranch

Service: 11 a.m.

Pastor Ed Bedrosian

(805) 238-9240

Highlands Church

Corner S. River and Niblick,

215 Oak Hill, Paso Robles

Services: 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m.

Pastor Sean Martin

(805) 226-5800

Adelaide Inn

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

Elementary School,

11011 Heritage Loop Rd.

Service: 10 a.m.

Pastors: Rodger & Julie Coale

(805) 423-4095

Life Community Church

3770 Ruth Way, Templeton

Service: 9:30 a.m.

Pastor Keith Newsome

(805) 434-5040

Life Worth Living Church of God

620 – 17th St., Paso Robles

Service: 11 a.m.

Pastor Jim Wilde

(805) 238-0978

Lighthouse Community Church

301 13th St. San Miguel

Services: 9:45 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

Pastor John Wheat

(805) 467-3636

Live Oak

1521 Oak St., Paso Robles

Service: 10 a.m.

Pastor John Kaiser

(805) 238-0575

Living Waters

Christian Fellowship

2085 Gateway Dr.,

Heritage Ranch

Service: 9:30 a.m.

Pastor Jedidiah McClure

(805) 239-1716

Methodist Ministries

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

(805) 238-2281

Mission San Miguel Parish

775 Misssion Street, San Miguel

Weekday Mass: 8 a.m.

Weekend Mass:

Saturday: 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. (Vigil)

Sunday: 7 a.m., 11 a.m.,

6 p.m. (Spanish)

Reverend Pedro Umana

(805) 467-2131

New Day Center

530 12th St., Paso Robles

English Service: 10 a.m.

Pastor Brad Alford

Hispanic Service: 2 p.m.

Pastor Vincente Salmeron

(805) 239-9998

New Life Tabernacle

3850 So. Ramada Dr. Ste. D,

Paso Robles

Service: 10 a.m.

Pastor Efrain Cordero

Niblick Road Baptist Church

1145 Niblick Rd., Paso Robles

Service: 10:30 a.m.

Pastor Christopher Cole

(805) 238-4614

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: prmagazine@charter.net

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

(805) 239-3325

Oak Shores Christian Fellowship

2727 Turkey Cove,

at the Clubhouse, Oak Shores

Service: 8:30 a.m.

Pastor Rodger Coale

(805) 423-4095

Paso Robles Bible Church

2206 Golden Hill Rd.,

Paso Robles

Services: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m.

Pastor Dave Rusco

Pastor Mark Wheeler

(805) 226-9670

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

(805) 238-4300

Paso Robles Community Church

2706 Spring St, Paso Robles

Service: 9 a.m.

Pastor Shawn Penn

(805) 239-4771

Plymouth Congregational

Church, UCC

Thirteenth and Oak Streets,

Paso Robles

Service: 10 a.m.

Pastor Steven Mabry

(805) 238-3321

River of Life Christian Fellowship

2405 Spring, Paso Robles

Multi-Purpose Room/Auditorium

Flamson Middle School

Service: 10 a.m.

Pastor Tim Osuch

(805) 748-4956

Second Baptist Church

1937 Riverside Ave.

Service: 11 a.m.


Rueben Tate, Gary Jordon

(805) 238-2011

Shandon Assembly of God

420 Mesa Grande, Shandon

Service: 10:30 a.m.

Hispanic Service: 4 p.m.

Pastor Ted Hunt

(805) 239-3138

Shandon United

Methodist Church

105 Second Street, Shandon

Service 9:30 a.m.

Rev. Fred B. Morris

(805) 238-3134

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship

925 Bennett Way, Templeton

Service: 10 a.m.

Pastor Jeff Saylor

(805) 434-2616

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

(805) 238-0819

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

820 Creston Rd., Paso Robles

Weekday Mass: M-S, 7 a.m.

Weekend Masses:

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

(805) 238-2218

Templeton Hills Seventh-day

Adventist Church

930 Templeton Hills Rd.,


Services: Saturday 9:30 &

10:30 a.m.

Pastor Ivor Myers

(805) 434-1710

The Revival Center

3850 Ramada Dr., Ste. A-3,

Paso Robles

Service: 10 a.m.

Pastor Gabe Abdelaziz

(805) 434-5170

The Rock Church

616 Creston Rd., Paso Robles

Service: 7 p.m. Friday Nights

Pastors Ed & Char Barger

(661) 587-7625

Trinity Lutheran Church

940 Creston Rd., Paso Robles

Contemporary Service: 9 a.m.

Traditional Service: 10:45 a.m.

Sr. Pastor Dan Rowe

(805) 238-3702

True Life Christian Fellowship

Lockwood/Jolon Road, across

from the school in Lockwood

Service: 9:30 a.m.

Pastor Erick Reinstedt

(805) 472-9325

Truth Tabernacle

915 Creston Rd., Paso Robles

Services: 9 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Pastor David Webb

(805) 423-3135

Victory Outreach Paso Robles

3850 Ramada Drive Suite B3

Services: Sunday, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Pastor Jason Wilson

(805) 835-4195

Vineyard Church of Christ

601 So. Main St., Templeton

Service: 10 a.m.

Evangelist: Steve Orduno

(805) 610-4272

Vintage Community Church

692 Peterson Ranch Road,


Services: 9 & 11 a.m.

Coaches: Aaron Porter,

Dayn Mansfield

(805) 543-0943

Paso Robles Magazine

P.O. Box 3996,

Paso Robles, CA 93447,

phone 239-1533

or prmagazine@charter.net

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

flag holders.

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

at starsforourtroops@gmail.com.

Above: Boy Scouts Thomas

Sclimenti and Tom von Dohlen

also put flags on the graves of

veterans for Memorial Day and

Veterans Day.

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,

Brownies and

Daisies also help.

By Millie Drum

Last year was a

banner year for

Dale Zeulner! In

April, he took the

trip of a lifetime

to Washington

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

4th of July Committee 19

46 East Storage 39

805 Horse Tales 45

A Beautiful Face 17

A Ride Awaits 22

Achilles Prosthetics 42

Advanced Concrete 37


Construction 23

Alliance Board Co. 15

American Oak 3

Artworks 34

Baker, Faye 41

Bella V 53

Berkshire-Hathaway 13

Berry Hill Bistro 10

BlakesTrueValue 23

Blakeslee&Blakeslee 53

Blenders 13

Body Basics 29

Bonny Hogue

-AnchorRE 16

Bresk, Helena 56

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

California Mid State

Fair 40

Casey Print 55

Casper, EJ, DDS 49

Chalekson, Dr. Char 43

Cider Creek 33

City-Concerts in Park 31

City-Paso Workshop 11

City-Recreation 36

Cone & Associates 33

Connect Home Loans 21

Country Florist 8

Dawg on It 51

Eddington Funeral Svs 56

Edwards Barber Shop 16

El Paso Storage 56

Electrology Studio

of PR 44

Estrella Warbirds 15

Forsythe, Dr. 44

Frontier Floors 13

Fusion Real Estate 44

Gallagher Video 37

Gettmann, Mary Ann 13


Gilliss, Keith/PRIME 28

Golden Collar 49

GRL Computing 33

Hansen Bros.

Cleaning 37

Harris Stage Lines 45

Healthy Inspirations 31

Heart to Heart RE 54

HFG Insurance 21

Hope Family Wines 39

Idler’s 59

Indulge Restaurant 35

Jaffa Cafe 15

Lansford Dental 11

Livin in the Wild West 45

Lube N Go 33

Main St Animal Hosp 43

MedPost 29

Michael’s Optical 39

Mikulics 52

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

Natural Alternative 33

Natural Health

Solutions 42

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 Massage

Therapy 53

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

PR Main Street 39

PR Pet Boarding 49

PR Safe & Lock 22

PR Waste 34

Photo Stop 14

Platinum Prop-Lera 48


-Cold-Banker 21

Poalillo Vineyards 21

Professional Design 41

Pro Handyman 15

Pure Elements 55

Railsback Insurance 37

Red Scooter Deli 18

Relay for Life 18

Revive Massage 56

Roberts Restaurant 21

Sauret’s Errand Svs 44

Scoles,Patsy Law

Office 37

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.”

Solaralos 18

Solarponics 33

Sotheby’s-Desmond 4,5

Sotheby’s-York 9

Spice of Life 11

Sprain Draperies 37

Stifel Nicolaus 10

Stoltzfus, Abby 34

Stove & Spa 8, 32

Straight For/Word 42

Symphony of the

Vines 29

Takkens 31

Ted Hamm Ins 46

The Loft 29

Tree of Life 51

Tubb, J.K.Landscaping 39

Varian Kennels 46

Vic’s Cafe 31

Vivant Fine Cheese 14

Vizions-Melissa 41

Western Janitorial 34

Whitehorse 48

Worship Directory 57

58 Paso Robles Magazine, June 2014

June 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 59

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