2014 September PASO Magazine


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

The City of Paso Robles Official 125 th Anniversary Publication

September 2014


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Heather Desmond

Realtor Associate




412 So. Main Street, Templeton, CA



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. $1,135,000


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. $799,000




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.


x:140 $169,000

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To hear a recorded message about

each listing, call 800-419-0539

and follow the prompt

Heather Desmond

Realtor Associate






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

room, huge back yard, loads of amenities and potential.

x:130 $699,000

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. $635,000



San Jacinto Office Space

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with its own address, plenty of parking, convenient freeway access.

Purchase one or both.

$199,000 each



Paso Robles 2100 sf., 5 bd/3½ ba on 1 acre 15 minutes from Paso.

Pristine condition with “curb appeal” and great views! Open floor plan, pellet

stove and wonderful upgrades! Fenced, above-ground pool, covered

patio, 2 car garage, and 1200 sf. workshop.

x:230 $450,000


Paso Robles Heritage Ranch 1.18 acre lot in the gated Riverview Estates

of the Lake Nacimiento District. One of the highest elevation lots, stunning

views, finished geological study and soils report. Grading permit issued.

Heritage Ranch Water Co. supplies water. Shopping and Cappy Culver

Elementary School nearby. $135,000


Atascadero 4.27 acre parcel ready for grading in Rancho de Paraiso area

with plans for 2,802 sf. home. Water connection has been PAID. Nice

views, seasonal creek and oaks. Build now among upscale homes.

x:180 $236,500

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September 2014 volume 14 number 5

A Monthly Look at Life in our Remarkable Communities

Feature Stories

24 Historic Paso Robles

125 th Anniversary pages

Headline News!

26 General Election

November 4

Comments from the Candidates for

Mayor and City Council

49 Hoofbeat

Hoofbeat Calendar and Trail Tales

- by Dorothy Rogers


12 Ol’ Oaken Bucket

Filled with Humor, Timely Tidbits, and

Mesmorizing Memorabilia...stuff you

didn’t realize you need to know

14 Education

• Homework Survival Hints for Parents

• 4’10” of Pure Energy - Bauer Speck

• Airgas Industrial Arts Auction 2014

• Junior Livestock Auction

• 14 th Annual B&GC Winemakers’ Dinner

• DAR Youth Citizenship Awards for 2014

• Paso Schools Select New Superintendent

• The Library Has 850 More Smiles

28 Paso People

• Pioneer Day Presents 125 th Anniversary FUNFAIR

• Bearcats Class of ’54 Plans 60th Reunion

• Ron Mullins, Jr. Honored as August Roblan

• At The Library

• Paso Dedicates New Pickleball Courts

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

• Results of the 2014 California Mid-State Fair

• 5th Annual PR Rotary Harvest Marathon

• Food Bank Hunger Walk on Sept 20

• Heart & Soul Women’s Conference

38 Round Town

• Templeton Chamber Honors Four Members

• Best-Kept Secret Revealed!

• North SLO County Concert Association New Season

• San Miguel Reflections

- A Column by Lynne Schmitz

• Dutch Oven Cooking at Caledonia Days

• County Perspective - A Column by Bruce Curtis

• San Miguel Fiesta Set for Sept. 21

• Dog Splash Days: A Weekend of Fun for Your Dogs

• SAVOR the Central Coast

ON THE COVER - Historical Paso Robles

48 City of Paso Robles

Library and Recreation

Cool stuff to do for the month ahead!

52 Business

• AR & Co. Donates Promotional Services

• Major Improvements at Hunter Ranch Golf Course

• What’s Happening on Main Street

- a Column by Millie Drum

• Business Spotlight - A Column by Meagan Friberg

• Linda Applehans Retires after 34 Years

• Regain and Sustain Optimal Health

with the Wellness Kitchen

• Heart to Heart Real Estate Donates

50% of Commissions

• Dr. Brent Wells Joins Optometric Care Associates

• The Voice of the Visitor Center

- a Column by Karyl Lammers

• Two Home Expos This Month

59 Time & Place

Where to find just about anything and everything

to do in September

62 The Last Word

Pioneer Day Royalty Introduced

- by Millie Drum


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


Paso Robles Magazine (PRM) © 2014, is owned and published by Bob Chute. No part of this 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, are available for

$18 per year (for orders outside U.S., add $10 postage). Mailing address: P.O. Box 3996, Paso Robles, CA

93447. Phone: (805) 239-1533, Fax (805) 239-1263, e-mail: prmagazine@charter.net. Find us on the web

at www.pasoroblesmagazine.com

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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Just a


By Bob Chute

We have prepared a number of

stories for you this month including

statements from the five candidates

running for Paso Robles City Council

as part of the General Election

set for November 4 (see page 26).

There’s another interesting historic

spread by Chris Weygandt

Alba on page 24, a fun story about

Bauer Speck Crossing Guard Amy

Kaneko-Stoneburner by Chuck

Desmond, Homework Survival

Hints for Parents from Judy Bedell

and more - interesting activities

happening in Paso Robles, San

Miguel and Templeton, including

their recent banquet bestowing honors

on several Chamber members.

That just skims the surface…

sooooo much more to read in this

issue...please sit back and enjoy!

Pioneer Day ahead!

Our 2014 Pioneer Day Royalty

were introduced at a special El

Paso de Robles Historical Society

dinner at the Paso Robles Inn

Grand Ballroom on August 17.

Please check out the details by

Millie Drum for The Last Word

on page 62.

Next month we’ll have complete

feature stories on Queen Dottie Reiff

along with her attendants by Millie

Drum and Marshal Ole Viborg by

Meagan Friberg. We’ll also have info on

Belle Abigail Marie Venturini from the

Willow Creek area along with her court.

The Pioneer Day Parade and accompanying

festivities are set for

Saturday, October 11 - you won’t

want to miss it - this year they’re

also planning a FUNFAIR in the

park, celebrating the City’s 125th

Anniversary (see details on page 28)


NOTE... The Pre-Pioneer Day

Dinner and Dance will be held Saturday,

Sept. 27, 6 p.m. at the Paso

Robles Event Center. Proceeds from

the dance help to pay for Pioneer Day

and all of the Pioneer Day events, plus

to maintain and restore the fine tractors,

wagons and other equipment that

belong to our Community.

Tickets are: $40 per person for the

Dinner and Dance or $10 per person,

Dance only. Enjoy live music, silent

Auction, and Casino Night. Wine,

beer, and cocktails served for a fee

and a great BBQ Dinner. Don’t miss

this great event. Come have fun and

support Pioneer Day.


Happy 5th Birthday Riley

Colleen. Check out the

cowgirl - ready for another

Pioneer Day!


Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards

won the coveted judge’s award at

the Paso Robles Rotary Club’s 16th

Annual Winemakers Cookoff at the

Paso Robles Event Center during

August. The winery’s chef and

winemaker Jac Jacobs won with his

BBQ Chorizo Meatball Sliders with

Cilantro Crema and 5 Alarm Salsa.

The first place People’s Choice

Award went to Rio Seco Vineyard’s

Hinkle family who served up a culinary

creation called When Pigs Fly.

They described it as dessert for the

bacon and BBQ lover.

Over 1,100 participants joined in

the fun when over 20 winemakers

generously donated time, wine,

food, staff and culinary expertise to

compete and make this fundraiser

a success.

Judges’ Award

1. Kelsey See Canyon – BBQ

Chorizo Meatball Sliders

2. Halter Ranch – Pork tenderloin

wrapped with bacon and BBQ


3. BarrelHouse – Deconstructed

Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich

People’s Choice Award

1. Rio Seco – When Pigs Fly...

2. Arroyo Robles – Corned beef

sliders with slaw

3. Barrelhouse – Deconstructed

Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwich

Over the past 16 years, the

Winemakers’ Cookoff has raised

more than $400,000 for local youth

scholarships. Last year, the Rotary’s

Foundation awarded over

$35,000 in high-school senior


The title sponsor of the event

IQMS pledged $6,000 for local

scholarships. Other sponsors included

Rabobank, Glenair, Mitchella

Winery, Farm Credit West,

ReMax Parkside Realty, Vicki Silva

– ReMax Parkside Realty, Baker

Wine & Grape Analysis, Greater

California Financial, Insurica, Heritage

Oaks Bank, Western Quartz

and Turn-Key Property Management.

Media sponsors included Access

Publishing, Hoot ‘n Annie, KPRL,

KSBY, New Times SLO, The Paso

Robles Press,

Paso Robles Magazine,

The San Luis

Obispo Tribune,

Sunset Savor the

Central Coast, Discovery

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7:00 am Traditional Bean Cooking Begins

8:00 am Children’s Pet Show, 14 years and under — City Park Gazebo

8:30 am Little Cowboy/Cowgirl Contest — City Park Gazebo

10:00 am Pioneer Day Parade — Starts at 16th & Spring St.

12:00 noon Free Bean Feed

12:00 noon Carnegie Historic Library/Museum Opens

12:00 noon Pioneer Park/Museum Activities — 2010 Riverside Ave.

- Old Gas Engine Show - Antique Equipment Display

- Dutch Oven Cookin’

12:30 pm Band Concert — City Park Gazebo

1:00 pm Horseshoe PItching Contest

2:00 pm Street dance with Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band

PRHS Alumnus Potlucks - Fri. Oct 10

For sponsorship and parade entry forms


Meet Your Friends at the

Foot Stompin’ Pre-Pioneer Day

“Barn Dance”

Paso Robles Event Center

Saturday, September 27th

@ 6 pm $40

Enter the

Pioneer Parade!

with a float from your

service organization, sports team,

church, family or

any non-profit group

download the entry forms on the website!

2014 Pioneer Day Chairman Mark Perry

Buy your tickets at

Farm Supply, PR Chamber,

Main Street,

Estrella Restaurant

Casino Gambling,

Silent & Live Auction

includes Trips,

Merchandise and

Artisan Gifts!

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To the moon and back

“If all the Coca-Cola ever produced

were in regular-size bottles and laid

end to end they would reach to the

moon and back 1,045 times. That

is one trip per day for two years, ten

months, and 11 days.”

- Offbeat Uses for Everyday Things

by Joey Green

* * *

Rocky Bleier: The Chuck Noll

I Remember

[Ed. Note, the following is an excerpt

from a story in Sports Illustrated, June

16, 2014. Chuck Noll passed away June

13, 2014. He was the former coach of

the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to

1991 with four Super Bowl wins and

was elected to the Pro Football Hall

of Fame in 1993. Rocky Bleier was a

halfback who played for the Steelers

under Noll from 1971 to 1980.]

Chuck loved teaching moments,

but he wasn’t an orator or a motivator.

Chuck would say, “It’s not my job

to hold your hand. It’s my job to take

motivated people and show them how

to become better.”

I recall a week in 1978, after we had

lost one game and snuck by in the next.

Things just weren’t clicking. By midweek

we needed a jolt from Chuck – a

boot up the **. So he pulled us together

after practice and said: “Let me tell

you a story about two monks who are

on a journey. Some time during their

journey they stop at a clearing, and in

the clearing is a stream, and they stop

at the stream. On the one side of the

stream is a fair maiden trying to cross.

And the first monk, without any hesitation,

crosses that stream, picks up the

fair maiden and carries her across and

sets her down. The two monks carry on

in silence. Sometime later on their

journey they stop at another clearing.

The second monk says to the first, ‘You

picked up that maiden. Do you know

it’s against our beliefs and our religion

to come in contact and touch a person

of the opposite sex?’ The first says,

‘I set her down back there, but you

carried her all the way here.’ ... I’ll see

you guys tomorrow at 10 a.m.”

We broke out of the huddle and

walked back to the locker room and

guys were like, “What the heck did

he just say?” Eventually I figured it

out: Our failures are back there. We

move on.

* * *

Mays says

“It isn’t hard to be good from time

to time in sports. What’s tough is

being good every day.”

- Willie Mays

Reminder: Youth pianists have until October 3 to apply

Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition

By Meagan Friberg

Talented young pianists in San Luis

Obispo, Monterey and Santa Barbara

counties are encouraged to submit applications

for the Paderewski Festival’s

2014 Youth Piano Competition. The

annual competition is open to piano

students in two age groups – juniors,

ages 10-14, and seniors, ages 15-18 –

currently studying with an established

piano teacher.

Prizes ranging from $200-$750 will

be awarded; winners will be invited to

perform during the 2014 Paderewski

Festival in Paso Robles. Selected winners

may also apply to travel to Poland

in the summer of

2015 under the

Paderewski Festival

Youth Exchange


administered and

sponsored jointly

by the Paderewski

Festival in Paso Robles and the Province

of Tarnów in Poland.

• 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

The Paderewski Festival in Paso

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

Paderewski-themed events. The 2014

Festival will be held November 6-9.

For additional information, contact

Diane Sayre at youth@paderewski

fest.com or (805) 712-4215.

Music on the Veranda

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Easy Parking!


September 3 Dawn Lambeth

September 4 Acoustify

September 10 - Julie Beaver

& Dorian Michael

September 11 Bluesouls

(Ted Waterhouse & Debra Windsong)

September 17 Richard Green

September 18 Lance Robison

September 24 James Sweetwater

September 25 Wally Barnick

& Kenny Blackwell

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By Judy Bedell

Here is the top ten list of

ways to win the homework

battle and help your child do

well in school.

1. Schedule homework

time at the same time every

day or night and make it a

part of your family routine.

If your child has after school

care, see if arrangements can

be made to have the homework

completed before pick-up time.

2. Provide a table or desk area for your child

to use as a homework area. The kitchen table

works great.

3. Eliminate distractions. That means mom

and dad turn off the TV during homework

time too. This is the single most difficult and

important strategy for improving homework


4. Use a kitchen timer to monitor homework

time. Twenty minutes is plenty for kindergarten

and first grade. Second and third

graders should spend thirty minutes a night

and fourth and fifth graders will need forty-five

minutes per night. If your child finishes

homework before the timer rings, have

them read. Reading is one of the best ways to

improve vocabulary and spelling skills.

5. Allow your child to stand or kneel in a

chair if this is the most comfortable and natural

position for him/her. Remember that

he/she has had to sit in a desk all day already.

Inflatable exercise balls make for a wonderful

seat so your child can wiggle but stay on task.

6. Be available to help your child, but do not

do the work for him/her. Contact your child’s

teacher if the work seems too difficult or the

child is taking more than the recommended

amount of time to finish assignments. Writing

a note to the teacher on the assignment lets

the teacher know that an attempt was made

and that your child needs additional help.

7. Get the names and phone numbers or

email addresses of at least three other families

in the class so you can call them if you have

questions on an assignment or concept that

is on the homework page. This is also a great

way to verify the often heard “But, I don’t

have any homework.”

8. If your child has difficulty focusing, try

playing Mozart on a CD or iPod with a set of

headphones. The soothing music often helps

children focus and provides enough background

noise for those that do not like complete silence.

9. Write notes to the teacher on the homework

sheet if you have questions or comments on

a particular portion. By signing the homework

each night, you will know it has been completed

and can see the progress your child is making.

One easy way to make sure you are checking the

work is to use a calendar to log that you have

seen the completed homework. Working parents

are often busy at night with housework and

personal tasks and can easily overlook checking

the homework unless a system is in place.








MORNING. There is

nothing more frustrating

that spending time

helping your child with a tough assignment

and then finding it on his/her bedroom floor

the next morning after you have taken him/

her to school.

Additional Resources

www.pasoschools.org – many teachers maintain

websites which list homework assignments

and/or resources for students and parents.

www.etcportal.org – This is the San Luis

Obispo County Office of Education web-site

and if offers parent resources as well as links to

sites for homework help and research. Most

students in grades 4 – 12 have a log-in that

works from home.

www.edhelper.com - An on-line program

that offers worksheets (and answer keys) for

all grades and subject areas.

www.algebra.com – great site for parents

and students with sample problems and solutions,

lesson videos and on-line homework


You Tube – Need help with 4th and 5th

grade math? Believe it or not, this popular

video site has short clips of teachers doing

lessons for you. Search the type of problem

you need help with then choose from a menu

of possible mini lessons.

Homework without Tears by Lee Canter

How to Help Your Child with Homework

by M. Radenich and J. Schumm

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from the Parent Libraries at most schools


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By Chuck Desmond

The El Paso de Robles’ School System has a

great supply of caring and dedicated personnel.

Some are in the forefront and are more publicly

visible. Others are just as dedicated but unfortunately,

rarely do we hear about them. These are the

folks who get up every day and go about making

the total education experience just a little bit better

because they genuinely care.

This is the story about one of them.

Amy Kaneko-Stoneburner is her name. She is

as attached to one of the schools as if her name was

above the front door. To the children at Bauer-Speck

Elementary, she is simply known as Miss Amy. Amy

is first-generation American of Japanese descent. She

was born in San Francisco, grew up there and graduated

from high school just a few blocks away from

Fisherman’s Wharf.

After graduation, she entered the dental profession

in a variety of assistant positions. Following

eight years of that, Amy took a position at a safety

glasses company and that’s where she met her future

husband who was a customer and just happened to

live in Paso Robles. They married and by 2000, Amy

was grappling with a substantially slower lifestyle, a

much smaller infrastructure and lots of open space.

Our notorious summer heat was new too – remember,

it can be quite cold in San Francisco in the summer!

She also needed a driver’s license for the first

time (no need of one in SF with all the mass transit)

and was raising two children.

Amy was constantly in and out of the Bauer-Speck

campus with her children. It didn’t take

long for school personnel to notice the 4’10” tall

lady with the wildly outgoing personality and a

smile wide enough to light up the 17th and Vine

intersection. Amy was asked to become an “Art

Docent” which is adults trained to help children

learn art in the classroom. The goal is for the docents

to teach just enough so the students can

swell up with pride when they find their path and

out-perform the docents. The program had been

privately funded and seemed to fit Miss Amy just

fine. For seven years she did that. Then Amy went

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day of training and started in 2001 and for seven

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In 2007, she was re assigned to 17th and Vine. That

folks has been 14 years of service and, thank God,

without a single accident! You’ll see Amy and her

partner, Ms. Jan Carlos, starting at 7:15 as three

school buses unload plus guiding those who walk

to school. With her hair that is more than half as

long as her height and with her orange vest on, you

can hear (yes, easily hear!) Amy cheering on the kids

while she checks the intersection with better than

eagle-vision. Somewhere over 700 children attend

the two schools and most of them have to cross a

street. By 8 a.m. all of them are on campus and Amy

is off to the next portion of her school day.

All the food served on campus comes from the

Culinary Academy where Mr. Rod Blackner has

been the manager for many years. The food is delivered

and guess what – Amy is also a Kitchen

Food-Service Worker. Once again, she had said,

“Yes, of course I’ll do that too.” Nutrition (basically

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With her long hair flying and STOP sign raised

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Amy’s philosophy is that a positive outlook is a

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go the extra mile yet again. They focus on the twenty-five

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own pockets, they buy miniature pumpkins and decorations

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Amy has a new boss this year. Karen Grandoli

came from Flamson and is the new Principal at

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but I just bet that Miss Amy will step in wherever

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Garnering $50,590 for local students,

the 2014 Airgas Industrial Arts Auction

held at the California Mid-State Fair

showcased the talents of local high school

Industrial Arts programs. This program

continues to grow with revenues to local

students up considerably from the 2013

$44,300 figure. Student projects ranged

from wine bars to barbecues and wooden

benches to garden art.

Taking home the Best of Show Awards

were Zachery Cherry of Templeton With

his 32 foot Gooseneck Tilt Bed Trailer and

Justin Nunes of Atascadero who entered a

Reclaimed Wood Live Edge Picnic Table.

Also showing incredible talent and

skill was Andrea Lopez of Shandon High

School. Lopez presented a hand-hewn

wooden bench she created from a tree

trunk donated by Kentucky Ranch. Lopez

not only received a nice price for her work,

but also received the Judge’s Award.

Hartley Hall of Paso Robles also received

a Judge’s Award for his handcrafted


Please see ARTS AUCTION page 19

Above: Bricen Cagliero of Paso Robles

FFA was all smiles as the bids came

rolling in for his welded Celtic Cross at

the 2014 Airgas Industrial Arts Auction

Below: Andrea Lopez of Shandon FFA

captured the Judge’s Award for her

hand-hewn wooden bench. She is

pictured here with a representative

from Kentucky Ranch who donated the

wood for her project.


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2014 California Mid State Fair Junior Livestock Auction

4H and FFA Showmen garner big numbers

By Judy Bedell

Once again San Luis Obispo County businesses,

ranchers and farmers and local community members

rallied to support the California Mid-State

Fair Junior Livestock Auction. After months of

work and a week at the Fair grooming, preparing

and showing their animals, 4H and FFA members

saw their efforts pay off at the auction block.

The 2014 Junior Livestock Auction and the

Replacement Heifer Sale brought in $2,107,910

up from the 2013 figure of $2,100,517.

“Again this year I feel very blessed to finish

with such solid numbers,” said CEO Vivian

Robertson, “It’s a reflection of our community,

filled with so many people who put in many,

many hours of hard work. Our top priority is to

provide a safe and fun environment; I feel that

was accomplished thanks to the tremendous support

of our volunteers and staff.”

If you were intrigued by all the livestock and

would like to participate in raising a pig or lamb,

chicken or steer, goat or rabbit for next year’s Fair,

now is the time to join 4H and FFA. High school

students should contact the Ag Department of

their school and make sure they are enrolled in at

least one agriculturally-related class to participate

in the Future Farmers of America Program.

If your children are younger, consider getting

them started with 4H. There are numerous clubs

located in the north county that can help you

get started. Children as young as five years old

can participate in the Primary Program and start

with rabbits or chickens. Then when they

turn nine they can move to larger animals.

Contact a local leader and they can help

you through the registration process.

The 2015 California Mid-State Fair

will run Wednesday, July 22 through

Sunday, August 2.

ARTS AUCTION from page 18

Event organizer and sponsor Blake Wallis of

Airgas has been committed to promoting Industrial

Arts in San Luis Obispo County and continues to

support the programs year round whether it be

helping high school students find equipment and

supplies or offering advice to advisors and teachers.

He is also interested in working with 4-H groups

and scouts to encourage youth to try their hand at

welding, metalworking or woodwork.


Above left: Austin Russell of Parkfield 4H presents his market

lamb during the 2014 Junior Livestock Auction.

Above right: Dara Dargatz of Paso Robles FFA.

Left: Liam Hoagland of Paso Robles sold his last beef steer

at the 2014 Junior Livestock Auction after showing for many

years. He is headed to the University of Alabama this fall.

A big thank you to the local sponsors including:

Airgas, John and Buzz Jamrog of Bow Valley Agriland

Services, La Panza Ranch, First Solar, Mitch and

Kelly Roth of Ironwork Specialties, the Butz Family,

the Goodman Family, Brian Garris Construction,

Tom and Gail Garris, Joel and Debbie Twisselman,

Dewayne and Sandra Rowlett and Coast Pipe.

Wallis can be contacted for additional information

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September 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 19


Boys & Girls Club of North SLO County: Ready? Wine...Food...Auction!

Online Auction kicks off 14 th Annual Winemakers’ Dinner

On Monday, September 1, the

Boys & Girls Club of North San

Luis Obispo County will kick-off

their first ever online auction as

introduction to their 14th Annual

Winemakers’ Dinner to be held at

the Paso Robles Park Ballroom on

Saturday, September 13, at 5:30 p.m.

The online auction will feature

an array of popular items donated

by businesses from San Francisco to

San Diego! The public will have the

opportunity to place bids online and

compete for items with other Boys &

Girls Club supporters. You will also

have the option to purchase items at

a Win It Now (WIN) price and then

the desired auction item is immediately

yours! 100% of the proceeds

from the event and the auction will

stay with the Boys & Girls Club of

North San Luis Obispo County to

help pay for youth programs.

At the end of the online auction,

items that were not purchased at

a WIN price will then be featured

along with other silent and live auction

items at the Winemakers’ Dinner

event at the Park Ballroom, with your

online bid as the items opening bid. If

no one at the event bids higher than

your online bid, then the item is yours!

Each online bidder, not attending the

event, will also have the opportunity

to communicate their highest bid to

the Boys & Girls Club Event Auction

Coordinator to be actively played the

night of the event.

The auction is a great way to support

the Boys & Girls Club of North

San Luis Obispo Count. The Club

has changed the lives of young

people in our area for more than

22 years. And they want to reach

even more children and communities

in the years ahead. Today the Club

serves 150 youth and families. The

Club gives our kids a safe, supervised

and affordable place to go every day

after school, with caring adult staff,

character-building educational and

recreational programs, and an opportunity

to set and achieve goals, while

also making friends and having fun.

Families pay $20 for a child to attend

the Boys and Girls Club during

the school year. Yet, in terms of real

dollars it costs $2,700 per child to

provide them with a year of programs

at the Club. They rely exclusively on

private funds and local support to

run the club and 100% of the money

raised remains in our community. The

Club is an investment in our future –

our city, our region and our nation.

Some of the items featured in the

online auction include:

1. Discover San Diego: Two night

stay package, including mini cruise,

theater tickets and more!

2. Lake Tahoe Luxury: Two night

stay at Harrah’s Stateline, a theater

show, mini cruise, and dining certificate.

3. Escape to Monterey Bay: Over-

night stay on Cannery Row, kayaking,

golf & wine tasting.

4. What Happens In Vegas: Overnight

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5. Trip to Anacapa Island: Overnight

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and admission to the Reagan Library.

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DAR Youth Citizenship Awards for 2014

The Youth Awards Committee

in the El Paso de

Robles Chapter of Daughters

of the American Revolution

had tremendous success this year.

Nine schools representing all school districts

in North County, including some

private schools participated.

All schools in North County were

invited to select one child from each 6th,

7th and 8th grade class who best represented

the qualifications of the Youth

Citizenship Medal.

Schools that entered and the students

receiving awards are as follows:

Atascadero Jr. High: Mariah

Boche, 7th grade and Eden

Bedoya, 8th grade

North County Christian:

Olivia Benda, 6th grade; Laura Miller,

7th grade; and Mason O’Leary,

8th grade

Daniel Lewis Middle School: Trevor

Mullis, 6th grade and Madecyn Penn,

8th grade

Pleasant Valley School: Shasta Garcia,

6th grade; Elizabeth Priebe, 7th grade;

and Oscar Velazquez, 8th grade

Shandon Elementary School: Isaac

Lopez, 6th grade; Trinity Lindsey,

7th grade; Lexi Stockdale, 8th grade

Cappy Culver Elementary: Diane

Martinez, 7th grade and Valeria Cisneros,

8th grade

Lillian Larson Elementary: Leslie

Gomez, 6th grade; Felicity Faith Hamamoto,

7th grade; and Itzel de la Salud

Jaimes Lopez, 8th grade

Templeton Hills SDA School:

Carma Coleman, 7th grade and Brandie

Gomez, 8th grade

Templeton Middle School: Riley

Farmer, 8th grade

Congratulations to the students

who were the recipients this year, to

Paso Schools selects new Superintendent

After careful and robust deliberations,

which included a rigorous

and inclusive selection process

involving school district staff and

members of the community, the

Board of Trustees has announced

the selection of Mr. Chris Williams

to lead the District as the next Superintendent

of Paso Robles Public Schools.

“We are very excited to have Mr. Williams

as our new Superintendent. He is

student centered and has solid leadership

experience,” said Board President

Katy Griffin. “We believe he will be a

great fit for our district and community.”

Williams comes to Paso Schools from

the Central Unified School District after

their parents and teachers of all of the

students. Great job!

The response this year was overwhelming!

The local chapter and

committee are hoping all schools will

participate as enthusiastically in the

fall programs American History and

Christopher Columbus contests.

All High Schools are invited to submit

a senior for the Good Citizen Award

and Scholarship. This is an excellent opportunity

for our children to shine in

their country’s heritage! Teachers, parents

and students inquire at your school

regarding information – teachers, school

or district administrators may contact

Regent, Donna Cohen, at 227-7105, or


having served as a teacher, athletic

coach, vice principal, principal, and

most recently, Assistant Superintendent

of Human Resources. As

the Principal of Rio Vista Middle

School, Williams was recognized

as Fresno County Administrator of

the Year.

“The County Office of Education is

ready to support the Paso Robles school

district and Mr. Williams as he accepts

the superintendency,” said Dr. James

Brescia, Interim Superintendent for

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By Chuck Desmond

The Library has 850 more smiles

“Read to your children. Read with your

children. Teach your children to read and

by your own good example of reading, this

is one more way to open the world to our

youth. Read, Read, Read and then read

some more.” We’ve all heard these and a

hundred more like them but it’s not always

that simple is it? Thank the stars that there

are benefactors who, on their own volition,

step in to help. Let’s set the stage for one

such set of helpers.

The Masons, one of the many fine service

organizations in our area has, for 20

years, been raising funds and then donating

them to Cambria to assist with their reading

programs. Ms. Heather Stephenson, the

Children’s Services Librarian, used to work

in the Cambria schools and she understood

how much the Masons’ support meant. In January

of this year, Heather took her new position at

the Paso library. About the same time, the Masons

merged their Lodges of Cambria and El Paso de

Robles. See where this is going?

Yessir, on July 18th, the Thaddeus Sherman

Masonic Lodge # 196, with a bit of encouragement

from Heather, presented the results of their

decision to support Paso’s young readers with

a grant of $850 to the Paso Robles Museum

Foundation, which is the money raising arm of

our library system.

Gathered in the Children’s Story Room, were

Tom Irwin, the current Master at the Lodge,

Franz Wagner, the past Master and other Masons,

Ms. Sally Marinus, a Foundation Board member,

Karen Christiansen, Paso’s Library Manager and

of course, Heather Stephenson. Rounding out

the audience were City Councilman Steve Martin

and Mayor Duane Picanco along with several

young readers.

Irwin stated, “One of the Masons’ missions is a

focus on supporting literacy. Across California, over

a million dollars is raised each year to advance literacy

and build parents’ involvement with

their children. A great and ideal goal but it

has to be done locally to support the ability

to purchase books and provide program assistance

that encourages reading. With the new

merger of the two local Lodges, this is a way

to also give back to the Paso Robles community.

Our hope is to keep young readers involved,

engaged and comfortable in visiting

their local library. Rewarding youth who read

through their summer vacation is a further

incentive. If successful, this will set a solid

reading trend for the rest of their lives.”

In specific, this $850 donation presented

to Ms. Marinus is being used for library

needs and to also sponsor The Masons’

Summer Reading Awards. Basically, youth

readers who complete the Fizz, Boom, Read

program at the library will be able to pick

a book of their choosing for the library’s

collection and have their name inside the front

jacket as a symbol of that accomplishment.

Heather and Karen were beaming from ear to

ear. This donation is a great shot in the arm. Paso’s

library is located at 1000 Spring St. and is open

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday,

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If it’s been awhile, go on in. I

know you’ll be thrilled at this resource we have in

our home town. If you’d be interested in learning

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volunteer guru-ess at 237-3870.

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Compiled and written by Chris Weygandt Alba

The Paso Robles town square has watched buildings rise

and fall all its life. The latest project invigorated an old

veteran who has seen it all: the historic brick building on the

corner of 12th and Pine streets.

It rose in 1888, when Alexander Stowell bought three lots for

$2,000 and spent $7,000 on a two-story red-brick building to

rival the town’s first architectural wonder, the Adams Block just

up the street. Upstairs, it housed the Alexander Hotel on the

second floor. At street level, customers found an array of shops,

such as a restaurant, hardware store, barbershop, and the town’s

first refrigerated meat market in 1893.

SURVIVOR: On the corner of 12th and Pine, masons in 1888 laid

the foundation of the town’s newest development, the premier

Alexander Hotel. Those brick walls weathered economic crashes,

earthquakes, and major surgery, and still stand today.

Today, the former furniture store is home to multiple merchants

with separate storefronts, including Artisan restaurant,

Firefly Gallery, and the new General Store Paso Robles.

When the building went up in 1888, the proprietors of

El Paso de Robles had development plans that excited others.

Daniel Blackburn’s iconic clocktower at 12th and Park was

just a hole in the ground, stymied by brickmakers feverishly

baking one million new bricks ordered for Drury James’

centerpiece Hotel El Paso de Robles on Spring St. The mapped

streets steadily filled.

Alexander Monteith acquired the building in 1915, renamed

it the Merchantile, and his family members handled its operations

as a coop business for almost 100 years. With the upper

story removed in 1937, the Mercantile was a downtown icon,

boasting hardware, housewares, ready-to-wear, furniture,

confections, and an air-propelled system that transported

customers’ money and orders to the cashier and accountants.

The Fallen Another tourist gem debuted in 1888 right

across the park: this 32-room four-towered bathhouse at 10th

and Spring, enclosing the historic sulfur springs for the biggest

development project in town. The spa resort and bathhouse

went down in history, but the sulfur spring lives on.

Photos courtesy the Norma Moye Collection

24 Paso Robles Magazine, September 2014

Welcome to Paso Robles, where Nature unreliably

giveth (a whopping 42 inches in 1883) and taketh

away (maybe 4 inches in 1898). Pioneer farmers saw this

erratic behavior and decided: “This would be poor country

if it weren’t for next year.” Then they planted hardier crops.

Do you prefer feast or famine? In late January 1914, the

heavens dumped 12 inches of rain on our valley.

Overnight, the Salinas River wiped out the 13th-Street

bridge, the only east/west link we had. During the struggle

to re-connect via boat, horse, cables, and trolley car, the

Great World War erupted, dashing hopes of rebuilding

for years.

Lesson learned: Build stout bridges, conserve water, and

pray for rain.

What if the new neighbors specialize in crime?

It happened here 125 years ago near the Huer-Huero

River, to pioneer sheep ranchers Dwight and Mary Reynolds.

When they settled here in the 1870s and welcomed their

first child, Isabel, the national news tracked the

fiery finale of theJesse James - Younger Gang.

The Younger cousins showed up here in the late

1880s, on a ranch just down the road from the

Reynolds kids.

Young, armed and restless, the Dalton brothers

would ride into infamy in Midwestern bank robberies

a few years later, but they left Isabel Reynolds

with sweet memories of the Dalton Gang.

Brother Bill Dalton came to the new city of

Paso Robles to try farming before ending his

days in the Wild Bunch. He testified at his own

train-robbery trial that he provided work to his

Oklahoma brothers Grat, Bob, and Emmett –

deputy U.S. marshals turned to thievery after a

payday screw-up.

When somebody robbed a Southern Pacific train in the

San Joaquin Valley in 1891, Bob and Emmett vamoosed

but Bill and Grat Dalton were arrested and tried. Newspapers

published the testimonies of Paso and SLO County residents.

Bill was acquitted. Grat was convicted but escaped from a moving

train, found Bob and Emmett, and hustled home to Oklahoma

to rob trains and meet Fate in 1892, on a Kansas street while

robbing two banks. Bill Dalton followed, joining the Wild Bunch

gang for a death by gunfight in a 1894 bank robbery.

Isabel told her granddaughter many years later, when they lived

together on the old Reynolds place, about the

Dalton boys who lived up the road, in the area

that is now Jardine Road. When the brothers

came to visit, she said, they passed right by the

Reynolds ranch, near present-day Highway 46

East and Airport Road.

They would cross the Huer-Huero

River in front of the house, Isabel said, pointing

out the crossing to her granddaughter.

When the five Reynolds children spied the

Dalton boys crossing the river, Isabel said, she

and her brothers ran out to greet them – and

the Dalton Gang handed out candy.

Tales of Joan Finley Crother,

Pioneer Day Queen, 2012

September 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 25

General Election set for November 4

By Bob Chute

The General Municipal Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

Locally, we will decide four year terms for mayor and two city council seats.

Because Steve Martin is running unopposed for mayor, he will be our next

mayor. Martin was in the middle of his four year term as a city councilman and

the newly seated council will decide whether to hold a special election or appoint

a replacement to complete the two remaining years of his term.

Five candidates are competing for two available seats on the Council,

in alphabetical order: Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Economic

Development Director Pam Avila, Planning Commissioner Steve Gregory,

incumbent Councilman John Hamon, Mayor Duane Picanco and

draftsman Jim Reed.

Councilman Ed Steinbeck is not seeking re-election.

First of all, let me express my heartfelt thank you to each candidate for taking

on the challenge of seeking election - an often thankless task in service

of our residents. Space limitations prevent us from including comments from

every candidate appearing on the ballot. This year we are only carrying

statements from those seeking seats on the Paso Robles City Council…as well

as a brief statement from outgoing Councilman Steinbeck.

The Paso Robles Magazine contacted each candidate and offered publicity

in our September issue with a desire to keep it simple...each candidate was asked

to submit a concise 400 word statement describing “why you feel you are qualified

for this position and why our citizens should vote for you.”

Councilmember Ed Steinbeck released the following

statement relating to the upcoming Council Election:

I am choosing not to run for re-election this year. I need

to spend more time on my real estate business, and the

Council position requires lots of time for reading, study,

contemplation, discussion with constituents and attendance

at meetings and events.

Paso Robles has many things to be proud of, especially how

the City has been able to keep financially stable during the great recession. This

was no small feat, and we still need to be careful with expenditures. But, many

needed public projects have been or are under construction including the

Waste Water Treatment Plant, the Water Treatment Plant and many road

segments. The City has begun to expend the sales tax dollars voted in by

residents, and there is a lot of satisfaction in seeing fresh new streets.

Many thanks to those who have supported me and Linda over the years. It is

truly appreciated. Many thanks to Linda for spending many evenings alone. My

wish for the City is for a Council that takes action always considering what is

in the best interest of the citizens. I encourage whatever future Council may be

elected to study hard, learn the process and listen to others.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the Council and look forward to participating

until the election in November.

Steven W. Martin - Candidate for Mayor

Although Steven Martin is running unopposed and is selected

as our Mayor, we are running his statement for our

citizen’s benefit:

I am a 40-year resident of Paso Robles currently serving on

the Paso Robles City Council having been elected in 2012. I

also served on the City Council between 1987 and 1996, as

Mayor 1988-1990. My wife and I have raised our family in

Paso Robles and, in addition to my Council service, I also have been active in

many local organizations over the years including Kiwanis, Optimists, Rotary,

the American Cancer Society, The Link and the Symphony of the Vines. I

have been endorsed for the office of Mayor of the City of Paso Robles by local

citizens as well as elected and appointed representatives at the local and state

levels. I have the skills, experience and passion to serve effectively as Mayor.

I have also worked with Main Street and other organizations in neighboring

Atascadero. In 2007 I received that City’s Chamber award for Community

Volunteer of the Year. Opportunities to participate in two cities and at the

County level have given me unique perspectives on how communities can and

should work together.

If Paso Robles is to continue to be successful – a place where its citizens can

live, work and shop – we must aggressively manage our water supplies, actively

retain and recruit new industry to diversify our employment base and continue

to restore the city services sacrificed during the recent recession. We must also

continue to work for government accountability, improved public safety, and expanded

recreational and cultural opportunities.

As your Mayor I will listen, lead and communicate. I will listen to constituents’

input and work to represent their interests to the best of my ability. I will lead by

working with the Council, other government agencies, local organizations and

individuals to frame the goals and objectives of the community and concentrate

on accomplishing them. I will communicate with the community on behalf of

the Council to keep citizens informed on city issues, progress and challenges.

For more information I invite you to visit www.MartinForMayor.org.

You can also find me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter.

I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of the City of

Paso Robles. I respectfully ask for your vote. Thank you.


Pam Avila - City Council Candidate

My name is Pam Avila and I want to represent you on the

Paso Robles City Council! Before I share my qualifications

with you, I’d like to share why I’m running for City Council.

Paso is a very special place – a pretty unique place. People

move here because they want to experience the specialness of

a small town, the sense of community they couldn’t get in the

midst of urban sprawl.

We want a great place to raise our families or settle into retirement. We want

to be able to earn a good living. We want the children of Paso to have the tools

that they’ll need as they become employees, entrepreneurs, parents and the future

leaders of this community.

I believe we are at a crossroads with great challenges ahead. Growth is inevitable.

The primary challenge will be to maintain or enhance our quality of life

while still growing. We need a better Paso, not just a bigger Paso.

“Better” doesn’t just happen by chance. To meet our challenges, we need Paso’s

leadership going forward to be visionary, to have and clearly communicate

a plan and be willing to make hard choices that have you and your family at the

heart of those choices. Most importantly, the leadership must be held accountable

for the results of that plan.

As the first Director of Economic Development for the Paso Chamber, I

work every week to make our business community stronger and more successful.

I don’t just talk the economic development talk, I am walking the

walk. I meet with business owners and executives to better understand their

needs and challenges. I know what’s working and what’s not working for

them. I bring together the resources and create programs that a new or growing

business needs for success.

But I know that Economic Development is only half of the equation that

leads to a better quality of life for you and everyone else in Paso Robles. Community

Development is equally important. And it requires long-term partnerships

and efforts within Paso. I’m actively engaged in those partnerships and efforts.

Why am I qualified? I bring keen business executive experience as well as

entrepreneur and small business owner experience to the position. I’m a proud

University of Michigan alumnus. Most of all, I’m a leader and doer and I’m engaged

in the community! Paso’s future is right in front of us. It is ours to define.

Steve Gregory - City Council Candidate

Paso Robles is a wonderful place to live and work. As a 34

year resident, I am motivated and committed to maintaining

the “Paso Robles lifestyle” we all enjoy. I am dedicated to

balancing our quality of life with the success of our local

businesses and new economic development. My children

were raised here. I have experienced our schools and all activities

that go along with family responsibilities. My business

is here, I’ve volunteered here, made lasting friendships here and I met

my lovely wife Dawn here. I am committed to maintain the “Paso Robles

lifestyle” and that is why I am running for City Council.

When my kids were in preschool, I volunteered in the organization of their

preschool and chaired various grammar school organizations. I worked in

the classrooms and I care about all of our children. I have volunteered with the

26 Paso Robles Magazine, September 2014

Recreation Advisory Committee, youth sports in baseball, basketball and soccer

and coached those teams. At the same time I volunteered with Rotary, Main

Street, Avila Sealife Center, Avila Business Association and other organizations.

Serving as a Planning Commissioner for 5 years, I have served as the Chairman

and currently Vice-Chairman. During my tenure on the Commission I

have been on the Development Review Committee. We review the architectural

and site plans of projects coming into the city weekly. Through our collaboration

on the Commission we have worked diligently to provide the advisory support

the City Council has needed. This leadership experience has provided me with

invaluable skills to be a capable and successful City Councilman.

As a businessman, I have been in the hospitality industry and in local restaurants.

I developed Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in the Avila Beach area. I

operated Sycamore for more than 20 years while living in Paso Robles. When I

left this company we had over 180 employees and three resorts including Paso

Robles Hot Springs. Strong leadership and management were required in all

aspects of the successful operation of these companies.

I enjoy working with everyone in our community. I have the experience to prepare

for the City Council workload. I know how to involve the community, businesses,

and city staff in moving forward. I am not afraid to express what I feel is right. I vote

with my heart, yet I listen to all sides. I am exceedingly energetic and love to problemsolve.

I am accessible, I do my homework and I am a skilled and experienced leader.

I will work hard to make our town the best place for all of us to live in.

gregoryforpaso.net • gregoryforpaso@gmail.com

John R. Hamon Jr. - City Council Candidate

Occupation: Businessman / Incumbent Paso Robles City


It has been an honor and privilege to serve my fellow

Roblans as your City Councilman for the past eight years. I

remain strongly committed to getting our community back to

the pre-recession level of services and maintenance. For this

reason I will ask the citizens of Paso Robles for the opportunity to represent you

for another four year term.

I consider my 37 years of knowledge, a financially responsible small business

owner that understands the need to have a conservative approach to using precious

public tax dollars.

As we see the economic down of recent years begin to improve, my goal

continues to bring city services and our public assets that were either reduced

or turned off, back to an acceptable level of service and care.

Council leadership made the fiscally prudent decisions to decrease our

city budget and directed staff to “live within our means.” This has been very

difficult for every Roblan but it had to be done just as every family continues

to do with their own finances.

I am extremely proud of our citizens who supported Council’s leadership

that asked our citizens (and visitors) for an additional ½ cent sales tax which

funded our street upkeep.

This money has already begun working to turn our aging roads back to the level

where they should be maintained. It is for reasons like this show of public support

and ownership that I find myself willing to continue to serve Paso Robles.

As a businessman and past Chamber Board member, I realize a collaborative

relationship with our merchants is critical for a healthy city. Generated revenue

drives the many public services like our police, fire, library and recreational departments.

Roblans expect a safe place to live, work and play; I will continue to

uphold all decisions that keep us protected.

I am proud to be a fourth generation son of the central coast whose ancestry

goes back to the construction of the Cuesta Grade railroad tunnels. My personal

work ethic, volunteer spirit, coupled with a realistic common sense approach to

problem solving has mixed well with my fellow councilmember’s.

Through years of city council experience, I have expanded my knowledge and

history on numerous issues; serious involvement that a councilman must have to

make properly informed decisions. I ask for the honor of your vote of confidence

in allowing me to continue representing you.

Duane Picanco - City Council Candidate

I am proud to have served the people of Paso Robles

as their Mayor for many years! I have enjoyed being the

spokesman for all Roblans and conducting the City

Council meetings. Under my guidance, the Council

has reduced spending in our City in order to create a

positive cash flow! We have begun to restore the Police

Department and the much needed road and facility repairs!

However, after much discussion with my family, I have decided it is time

to have a new voice leading our great City forward! I believe that there are

many partially finished projects that still require the background knowledge

and experience that I posses. I would like to focus my next four years

in a new position as CITY COUNCILMAN for Paso Robles! This will

allow me the dedicated time to work on the completion of these projects

and assist in resolving the ground water basin issues in my position as the

City LAFCO representative. I also want to address the issues of maintenance,

restoration of services and parking.

I raised my children in Paso Robles! I actively volunteer in many organizations

including Lions Club, Youth Baseball, Youth Football, St. Rose Church,

and the County’s LAFCO Board. I always support co-operation between the

City and the Public Schools. I support the many city-wide events we offer by

volunteering my time for events such as cooking beans in the Park for Pioneer

Day for the last 44 consecutive years, and by volunteering and raising funds to

host the annual 4th of July Fireworks.

As the Mayor, I have been a member of the City Council for many years.

I wish to continue one final term of representing the City as a Councilman! I

am asking the People of Paso Robles for their generous continued support by

voting for Duane Picanco for City Council! I look forward to the continued

betterment of Paso Robles! Please reach out to me with your comments or

suggestions at any time by phone or email (duane@voteduane.com). I represent

you! REAL experience gives REAL knowledge for REAL responsible decisions!

I am here to work with you!

This City is a great place to live and I hope you will support me with your

vote for DUANE PICANCO for CITY COUNCIL! Together, we will make

Paso Robles an even better place to live!!!

Jim Reed - City Council Candidate

I am running for Paso Robles City Council to change the

direction our City is heading.

Now that the campaign season is upon us, the incumbents

will use their typical campaign statements and platitudes

to convince us they have been doing a good job.

We will hear how fiscally responsible they are when, in

fact: hundreds of thousands of dollars were recently wasted

on 21st Street and on matching fund grants for unnecessary projects in our

city. Four times more than necessary was spent on the bathrooms at the

Downtown City Park.

They say they have cut staff to save money, but we are paying more than

$1,120,000 per year in executive salaries. Former city employees are being paid

off due to irresponsible policies and poor supervision. Our roads are finally getting

needed maintenance, but only after we are paying more in sales tax.

The incumbents are going to try to convince us how business-friendly

they are.

In fact, my customers constantly tell me of months wasted to get projects approved,

exorbitant fees and ridiculous red tape involved in trying to expand and

improve their businesses. City policies actually stand in the way of businesses

pursuing effective business plans.

The incumbents are going to tell us they listen to us.

However, citizens have asked for Centennial Pool to be open to provide

summer jobs for our youth, swimming lessons for our kids, and a wholesome

place for families to socialize.

Still, the pool is closed.

Citizens want the parks to be run responsibly so our children can have youth

sports programs, but the City requires private citizens to do the maintenance,

and then gouges parents with huge fees to use the parks - which they maintain!

The list just goes on and on!

Today, decisions being made on our behalf are directed by outside influences.

Citizens have been made invisible and irrelevant. Paso Robles is no longer

the family-friendly community with the quality of life that we desire. Our City

Council has lost the mentality that the citizens are the officials and the people

we elect are to work for us.

This needs to change. The values and principles of the citizens must be


I see the need for strong, principled leadership that will actually listen and

represent the views and desires of the citizens.

I ask for your vote.


September 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 27


With a theme of “Old Fashioned

Funfair,” the Paso Robles

125th Anniversary celebration

is teaming with Pioneer Day to

bring a few new elements to the

City Park during the 2014 Pioneer

Day in honor of the city’s

Quasquicentennial year. The

event takes place on Saturday,

October 11, 2014.

In addition to the local favorite parade

and other activities, there are fun

elements planned to keep people in

the park after the parade, including a

street dance, a beer garden, a bake-off

The Paso Robles High School

Class of 1954 is planning their 60th

Reunion with festivities planned

the week of Pioneer Day - Thursday,

Oct. 9 through Sunday Oct. 12

and they will also be celebrating the

City of Paso Robles 125th Inaugural


Rotary Club event kicks

off Pioneer Day events

on Thursday

The Paso Robles Rotary Club

‘Old Timers’ Luncheon will be continuing

its annual tradition of bringing

local “old timers” together as

their guests for lunch on Thursday,

Oct. 9, at the Paso Robles Event

for amateurs and professionals,

old-fashioned kids games including

a cake walk and tug of

war, and more.

Beer and Ginger Ale


Just east of the gazebo you

will find the first ever Pioneer

Day Beer and Ginger Ale

Garden. Firestone Walker Brewing

Company, ever dedicated to supporting

its community, has donated beer

to this event to be sold as a fundraiser

for the 125th Anniversary. Ginger Ale

will also be for sale, donated by Pithy

Center, Mid-State Fairgrounds. The

bar opens at 10 a.m. and barbecue

lunch is served at 12 noon.

An “old timer” is anyone who

has lived in the Paso Robles area

for 50 years or more. The “old timers”

lunches are free, Rotarians and

guests accompanying “old timers”

are $15 per person. “Old timers” are

welcome to come early to reminisce

with old friends and acquaintances.

Pioneer Day on Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 11 be sure to

watch the 84th Pioneer Day Parade,

starting at 10 a.m., celebrating

Paso Robles 125th Inaugural Anniversary.

The parade route begins in

Little Wine Company. Bottled water

will be available for purchase.

Bake Off

Are you an amateur or professional

baker? Have a famous recipe for apple

pie, cobbler or cupcakes? Bring

your creation down to the park before

the parade for your chance to

win bragging rights, and recognition

in the local media. No charge to

enter. Local “celebrity” judges to be

announced. For more information

contact Shonna Howenstine at 227-

7236 or shonna@prcity.com.

Kids Games

Come introduce your kids or grandkids

to the games you loved as a kid.

There will be a cake walk, tug of war,

sack races, hula hooping and more. Located

east of the gazebo.

Street Dance

Let the good times roll! A street

dance will take place on Pine Street

between 11th and 12th Streets, adjacent

to the beer and ginger ale garden.

Local favorite Monte Mills and the

Lucky Horse Shoe Band provide the


Antique Equipment Display

Select Pioneer Day parade entries

including some of the finest antique

wagons and tractors anywhere, will

be on display on 12th Street from 1

to 4 p.m. for the public to view and

take photos with.

downtown Paso Robles at 17th and

Spring Street and ends surrounding

the Paso Robles City Park.

Note: After watching history

pass by you at the parade... visit the

‘Pioneer Museum’... the museum

is itself an amazing lesson in Paso

Robles history, and is located at

2010 Riverside Ave, open Thurs. -

Sun., 1 to 4 p.m.

60th Reunion On Sunday

“Bearcats” Class of ’54 - 60th Reunion

will be on Sunday, Oct. 12

at the Paso Robles Inn - Matador

Room, from 4 to 8 p.m., dinner at

5:30 - cost is $55 per person, choice

of BBQ Tri-Tip or Baked Salmon

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with

the games, bake‐off, and beverage

booth. Shifts will be 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

and 1 - 4:30 p.m. Registration forms

are available in the Paso Robles City

Library and at www.prcity.com/125

and can be delivered to the Library,

1000 Spring St.; faxed to the Library,

238-3665; or scanned and emailed to

srobitaille@prcity.com. Parents must

sign for teen volunteers under 18. For

more information on Anniversary

Celebration volunteer needs, contact

Suzanne Robitaille, at 237-7811 or


About the 125th Anniversary Celebration:

2014 marks the 125th Anniversary

of Paso Robles incorporating

as a city, 1889 ~ 2014 www.paso125.

com. The community is celebrating

the pioneer spirit that Paso Robles

is famous for all year, including

the “Happy Birthday, Paso Robles”

event on March 11, 2014; the oldfashioned

4th of July celebration; an

Old-Fashioned Family FUNFAIR

in the park during Pioneer Day in

2014 and a finale on December 31,

2014, and much more. For a complete

list of events celebrating the

125th anniversary throughout 2014,

go to www.paso125.com.

Let’s continue the celebration


“Bearcats” Class of ‘54 plans 60th Reunion with slate of activities

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access via main entrance. Make accommodations

early, please R.S.V.P

before August 31.

On Sunday, before an evening at

the Inn...join other classmates in the

park at 11 a.m. for a no-host lunch

(12 noon) to Kibitz about Ol’ times

(bring something to sip and munch,

and your lawn chair). The Carnegie

Historical Museum in the City Park

will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One of our their classmates will lead

a tour of the museum

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Ron Mullins, Jr. honored as August Roblan

During the monthly Paso Robles

Chamber of Commerce Mixer, Ron

Mullins, Jr. was selected the Roblan of

the Month for August. The event was

held at Paso Bamboo Farm & Nursery,

5590 North River Road in Paso

Robles. For more information phone

712-1759 or check out pasobamboo


Ron Mullins, Jr. has been a Broker

Associate for 24 years at Berkshire

Hathaway Home Services

Hallmark Realty. He moved his

family to Paso Robles in 1990 and

always loved the game of baseball,

playing from Little League through

High School.

Ron decided to volunteer to coach

kids in baseball because he felt by doing

so that he could give back to the

Sharon Ross presents the Paso Robles Chamber

of Commerce Roblan of the Month Award to Ron

Mullins, Jr. during the Chamber’s monthly mixer.

community and it would be a way to

meet and make new friends.

Little did he know that 24 years

later he would still be doing what he

loved...coaching the kids and being

part of baseball. Ron did coach his

own sons as they played their way

through Paso Robles Youth Base-

Harry Ovitt, representing the Chamber Ag Tour

Committee presents a check to three recipients

totaling $7,000. Bonnie Nelson, vice president

of the board of Pioneer Museum, accepts on

behalf of the museum.

ball, however, those years only account

for 10 of the 24 years he has

volunteered to coach youth baseball.

Ron has coached at every level of

youth baseball in Paso Robles. From

local youth recreational baseball

and All Star teams, to travel/club

teams. He has represented the City

of Paso Robles in coaching All Star

teams and has guided his team to 8

championships. Ron’s travel team

achieved a number 1 ranking in the

nation out of 971 teams in their division

this past Spring. Whether an

All Star team or a travel team, Ron

insists his teams play with class and

sportsmanship because it has a direct

impact on our community.

Chamber Ag Tour donation

The 52nd annual Chamber

Agri-Business Tour held earlier this

year donated $7000 to three local organizations

involved in the AG Community

($6000 to Ag in the Classroom,

$500 to Pioneer Museum and

$500 to Pioneer Day Committee).

Please see ROBLAN page 34

9/11 - National Day of

Service and Remembrance

In honor of the 13th anniversary

of 9/11 and in an effort to promote

community involvement throughout

the year, the City of Paso Robles

is encouraging all residents to participate

in the 5th annual National

Day of Service and Remembrance

by volunteering on or around September


Established by President Obama

and Congress in 2009 to honor the

sacrifices of 9/11 heroes and to engage

more Americans in serving

their communities, the National

Day of Service and Remembrance

is also a call for all Americans to

commit to volunteering throughout

the year.


Places to get involved include local

animal shelters, child advocacy

groups, churches, disaster relief and

health organizations, retirement

homes, schools, service organizations,

and support groups.

Web sites such as www.volunteerslo.org,


.org, and www.serve.gov

allow visitors to type

in their zip code to

find local volunteer

opportunities or to

find ideas for creating

new projects.

Families interested in

volunteering together

might also visit www.thevolunteerfamily.org

for ideas.

Individuals looking for shortor

long-term service opportunities

with the City of Paso Robles

can find information on the city

website, www.prcity.com/services/

volunteer or can email Suzanne at


Seeing Double in the Library

with Carol Timson Ball

and Peggy Turk

September features the work

of Carol Timson Ball and Peggy

Turk. Calling it “Dual Perspectives,”

the two artists will paint

the approximate same scene

in two different mediums. Using

oils and pastels, the en plein

air paintings will depict Central

Coast vistas, including ocean and


Boy, Snow, Bird

The public is invited to join the

discussion of Boy,

Snow, Bird by

Helen Oyeyemi on

Thursday, September

18, at 7 p.m. in

the Library conference


Boy, Snow, Bird

is an unusual retelling

of the Snow

White story. In 1953, Boy Novak,

looking for beauty, marries a widower

and becomes stepmother to his

daughter, Snow. Boy never imagined

herself as a wicked stepmother, but

when the dark-skinned Bird is born,

questions of race and the power of

appearances come into play.

Pajama Storytime

Bring the whole family to the

library for an evening of stories

with a Storyteller Tony Wallace

on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Children may wear pajamas and

should bring an adult to snuggle


The Paso Robles City Library is

located at 1000 Spring Street and

is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m. -

8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For more information on library

programs and events, call 237-

3870 or visit



30 Paso Robles Magazine, September 2014

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Paso dedicates new Pickleball Courts

Pickleball is a game for anyone who

likes to exercise and have fun at the

same time. Tired of going to the gym

to workout? Pickleball is a fun game

with a funny name and has nothing

to do with pickles.

It’s the fastest growing sport in the

country…is like tennis - but different.

Like racquetball - but different. Like

badminton - but different. Like pingpong

- but different. Uses a ball like a

wiffleball - but different. Uses a court

like tennis - but smaller (less running).

Uses a composite paddle.

New players: They’ll have you playing

in 10 minutes and laughing in 15.

Great fun and great exercise. Warning:

You could become addicted!

The photo is of the recent Pickleball

Courts Dedication Ceremony at

Centennial Park in Paso Robles. The

actual ribbon cutting included mem-

bers of the Pickleball


Group, City Councilman John Hamon

(left, holding ribbon), Jack Hodges

(Central Coast Pickleball Ambassador

– blue hat), Paso Robles Mayor Duane

Picanco (center holding scissors)

and Recreation Services Director Julie

Dahlen (purple blouse), City Councilman

Steve Martin (front right holding

bow) and City Councilman Ed

Steinbeck (back row yellow shirt).

For more information, check

out www.meetup.com/Pickelball-



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NA collection of stuff

Home Expo in Paso Robles

The Inspired Home Expo of Paso

Robles coming up on Saturday and

Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7 features a

wide variety of local home improvement

and garden professionals, live

cooking demonstrations and wine/

gourmet food tasting.

Visitors to this free event will enjoy

local resources and tips and ideas

on building, decorating and organizing

your home. To add to the enjoyment,

don’t miss delicious tastings

from local restaurants and wineries in

the Wine & Gourmet Food Garden.

Free parking at the Paso Robles

Event Center, 2198 Riverside Avenue.

Paso Robles. The SLO Inspired

Home Expo is Sept. 20 and 21 at

the Alex Madonna Expo Center

in San Luis Obispo www.inspired


2nd Annual Farm to Fork

Growing off of last year’s successful

tour, this year’s Farm to Fork,

presented by Paso Robles Chamber

of Commerce Women in Business,

will be held at The Groves on 41,

4455 Highway 41 East on Friday,

Sept. 12, noon to 4:30 p.m.

Farm to Fork will feature Women

in Agriculture, Women in Wine and

Women in Culinary Arts benefiting

the Women in Business Paso Robles

High School Scholarship Fund.

The event is designed to reconnect

guests to the source of their culinary

palate and celebrate the talented

women in our local food and wine

industry. Cost is $50 for Paso Chamber

members, $60 for non-members.

Register online: wwwpasobusiness.

com or call 238-0506.

Automotive Swap Meet

An Automotive Swap Meet will

be held on Sunday, Sept. 14, 7 a.m.

to 2 p.m. at the Paso Robles Event

Center, sellers $40, buyers free.

Presented by Atascadero V8 Ford

Club, P.O. Box 1911, Atascadero,

CA 93423. For information contact

Chuck at 462-2016 or v8swapmeet


Waterwise Landscaping


The Transition Paso Robles

Food Group presents Keith Larson,

City of Paso Robles Conservation

Manager, who will talk about “The

Water -Wise Landscape & Making

the Switch.” The workshop

on Saturday, Sept. 20, 9 to 10:30

a.m. at Demonstration Garden and

Covered Picnic Area, Centennial

Park, 600 Nickerson Drive in Paso,

focuses on converting turf areas to

beautiful and colorful drought-tolerant

plants on drip irrigation. Also

learn about turf conversion rebates

offered by the City.

Free to the public. for info, contact


Rendezvous at the Country


Delight your senses at CASA’s

12th annual Rendezvous at the San

Luis Obispo Country Club, a benefit

for CASA – Court Appointed

Special Advocates for Children of

San Luis Obispo County.

On Saturday, Sept. 20, 5 to 10

p.m. longtime CASA supporter and

Board member Tom

Dobyns will host

this evening of casual

elegance at the

San Luis Obispo

Country Club, 255

Country Club Drive,

San Luis Obispo.

All proceeds benefit

CASA’s work with

abused and neglected children in San

Luis Obispo County. Cost is $100

per person; $800 table of 8.

Call 541-6542 or visit www.slocasa.org

to make reservations or for

more information. Deadline to reserve

is September 10th.

They will also draw raffle winners

for the Instant Wine Refrigerator

stocked with 50 bottles of the Central

Coast’s Finest Wines. Second,

third and fourth prizes will also be

awarded and ticket holders, need

not be present to win. Raffle tickets

are $50 each or 5 for $200. Visit

www.slocasa.org for details.

Creek Day

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 27,

9 a.m. to 12 noon, for a morning

of fresh air and exercise as neighbors,

friends and families work together

to keep trash out of our waterways.

Please bring your own gloves and

wear long pants, sturdy shoes, a hat,

and sun protection.

In Paso Robles, meet at Larry

Moore Park (located on Riverbank

Lane - pizza to follow). Call Patty

Gwathmey for information at 227-


In Templeton, meet at TCSD

Board Room (420 Crocker Street

- pizza to follow). Call Amy Smart

at the RCD for information at

434-0396, ext. 5.

Adult Wellness

Adult Wellness & Prevention

Screening serves the County of

San Luis Obispo providing free

health screening for adults. Services

include monitoring of blood pressure,

pulse and weight and finger

prick blood test screening for anemia,

blood sugar and cholesterol

and nutritional /lifestyle counseling.

No appointment is needed for basic

services. First come first served.

Free CHC Dental Screening at selected

sites. Please note: They have

moved the Atascadero Senior Center

Clinic to the Colony Park Center.

Same day, same time, same caring


The schedule for September is as


• NEW Tuesday, Sept 2, 9 a.m. to

12 noon - Atascadero Colony Park

Center, 5599 E. Mall, Full Lipid

Panel available at this site for $20

fee. For appointment call 544-2484


• Wednesday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.

to 12 noon. - Paso Robles Senior

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For more information contact the

Community Action Partnership,

1030 Southwood Drive, San Luis

Obispo, phone 544-2484 ext. 1.

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Results of the 2014 California Mid-State Fair

The California Mid-State Fair

is proud to report another exceptional

year, with solid numbers

and increases in many areas. For

the fourth consecutive year, over

400,000 people attended the Fair,

coming from throughout California

to enjoy one of the largest fairs in the


“Again this year I feel very blessed to finish

with such solid numbers,” said Vivian Robertson,

CEO. “It’s a reflection of our community,

filled with so many people who put in many,

many hours of hard work. Our top priority is to

provide a safe and fun environment; I feel that

was accomplished thanks to the tremendous

support of our volunteers and staff.”

“We also tip our hat to the City of Paso

Robles who is celebrating their 125th anniversary,

and to the State Parks of California who

are celebrating their 150th anniversary. It was

an honor to collaborate and showcase these special

celebrations,” said Robertson.


A few of the many highlights from this year’s

California Mid-State Fair include:

• Templeton’s Taylor Mae Lindquist was

crowned Miss CMSF. The 18-year-old attends

Cal Poly and enjoys showing livestock,

making homemade cheese and

playing the flute. 1st runner-up was

Lauren Rodrigues of Paso Robles

and 2nd runner-up was Devin Corea

of Paso Robles.

• Cattlemen & Farmer’s Day was

another rousing success, with Dale

Evenson being named Agriculturalist of the

Year, Ann Cochrane named Cattlewoman of

the Year and Dan Wixom named Cattleman of

the Year.

• At the Main Grandstand, a brand new entry

way greeted concert-goers and just inside

was a beautiful, new, state-of-the-art restroom.

Special thanks to Larry Gabriel, Architect and

Carroll Building Company of San Luis Obispo

for all of their dedication!

• California State Parks celebrated their

150th anniversary in style by taking over

the newly- named Ponderosa Pavilion with

a magnificent exhibit. They also put on

daily Traditional Campfire demonstrations

on the Headliner Stage and Jr. Ranger

Programs on the Ponderosa Stage!

• Plus bacon-wrapped hot dogs and deep-fried


Final, un-audited numbers are as follows:

2014 2013

Total Attendance 415,421 411,001

Concert Attendance 76,201 67,715

Concessions $1,131,971 $1,051,378

Carnival $500,000 $500,000

Jr. Livestock/Heifer $2,107,910 $2,100,517

Industrial Arts $50,590 $44,300

The 2015 California Mid-State Fair will

run Wednesday, July 22 through Sunday, August

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The AG Tour committee, meets every

month to plan this annual tour and are so

incredibly connected within the local AG

Community it allows for farm tours that

the general public would not be able to experience.

The tour guests really enjoy the

local history that is delivered by the bus

captains about the area they are visiting.

For more information visit pasorobleschamber.com

34 Paso Robles Magazine, September 2014


5th Annual PR Rotary Harvest Marathon set for October 26

The Paso Robles Rotary Club and Paso

Robles High School Athletic Boosters

have announced the merger of the Athletic

Boosters annual Wine Vine Run and the

annual Paso Robles Rotary Harvest Marathon.

The Paso Robles Rotary has long

been committed to the development of

Paso Robles youth, and the Paso Robles

Harvest Marathon is no exception. This

year’s race will take place on Sunday, Oct.

26 at the beautiful Le Vigne Winery, located

in Paso Robles on California’s scenic

Central Coast. You can enjoy breathtaking

views of local vineyards at harvest time as

you run the marathon, half marathon or

5K courses.

All proceeds from the Paso Robles

Harvest Marathon will benefit the Paso

Robles High School Athletic Department.

Our student-athletes compete in

23 sports as a member of the PAC-7

Athletic League. Recent years have seen

significant reductions in funding to the

athletic department. They are currently

forced to maintain their programs with

community support through the PRHS

Athletic Boosters and local organizations

like Paso Robles Rotary. Without the help

of these committed organizations and

parent volunteers each year, the various

athletic programs would not be possible.

The Paso Robles Harvest Marathon and

other events throughout the year will

provide the funding necessary to equip,

coach and transport our student-athletes.

Harvest Marathon: $110 (before September

14, $120 after)

Harvest Half Marathon: $75 (before

September 14, $90 after)

Harvest 5K: $35 (before September

14, $40 after)

For information, check out harvestmarathon.com


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Food Bank Hunger Walk on Sept. 20

The 6th annual San Luis Obispo

County Food Bank Hunger Walk

this year will be at one beautiful site

in Morro Bay. The walk will take

place on Saturday, Sept.

20 at 2 p.m. from St.

Timothy’s Church, 962

Piney Way, Morro Bay

to Morro Rock.

Check-in begins at 1

p.m. and the walk begins promptly

at 2 p.m. The walk is approximately

1 mile long and very com-

fortable for all ages and abilities.

Register as an individual,

a team or as a business!

If your company would like to

be involved you can

either register as a

team or ask us about

sponsorship opportunities.

For more

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Raise more money!

After you register, create a per-

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main login at the bottom left hand

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your friends & family to participate

and make donations.

Questions? Visit the Hunger

Walk FAQ page! If you have any

difficulty registering call 238-4664,

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Heart & Soul Women’s Conference set for Sept. 19 and 20

Grace for Real...the Heart & Soul

Women’s Conference is set for Friday

and Saturday, Sep. 19 and 20 at the

Trinity Lutheran

Fellowship Hall,

940 Creston Road

in Paso Robles.

You’re invited to

join them for a

weekend of laughter

and encouragement

Wendy Hagen as featured speaker

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The conference starts Friday night

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Templeton Chamber honors four members, installs new board

By Heather Young

The Templeton Chamber of Commerce

honored four of its members

at an annual installation dinner gala

in July at the Groves on 41. Kristen

Handley was named Ambassador of

the Year, McPhee’s for Business of

the Year, and Carrie VanBeurden and

Rob Rosales as Citizens of the Year.

The coming year’s board of directors

were also recognized and installed.

They include: President Kristen

Handley, manager of Continental

Labor and Staffing; Vice President

Mike Lane, Chief Operating Officer

of Twin Cities Community Hospital;

Secretary Shirley Sigmund, speech

pathologist at Atascadero State Hospital;

Treasurer Melissa Kasarjian,

owner of Kasarjian & Assoc. CPA’s;

continuing directors Scott Brennan,

owner of Access Publishing; and

Olan Kaigel, Realtor at Century 21

Hometown Realty; and new directors

Jeff Briltz, general manager at

Templeton Community Services

District; Stephanie Kemp, financial

adviser at Garcia Wealth Management;

Dee Canepa, manager at

Umpqua Bank; Tina Martin, owner

of Martins on Main restaurant; and

Mike McMahon, attorney and managing

partner at Camel & Naccasha.

Ambassador of the Year:

Kristen Handley

Handley was named Ambassador

of the Year, and although she

planned the event and the other

awardees were aware of the impending

honor, Handley was not.

“Ambassador of the Year was

something they kept secret,” Handley

said. “I put in who I nominated.

I was not expecting it. It was quite


Becky Paulus presented Handley

with the honor and said, “I don’t

know how she does it. She does


Handley has been involved with

Templeton Chamber since she

moved to the area five years

ago from Colorado. She said

she chose Templeton because

it’s a small agriculture

town, what she’s used to

having grown up in the Salinas


“I thought it’s the community

where I can invest,”

Handley said.

And invest she has as a

member of the Chamber,

both as an ambassador and

now president, and as an

involved mother of three in

football, debate, FFA and


She was recruited to be

an ambassador two years ago

by the former executive director,

and has been a board

member for a year.

Business of the Year:

McPhee’s Grill

Chef Ian McPhee opened

McPhee’s Grill in downtown

Templeton with his wife,

June, in 1994. Chef McPhee

is a Cal Poly graduate. He

began his career at the Cigar

Factory Restaurant, DW

Grovers in Grover Beach and

Joshua’s in Paso Robles, before opening

his first restaurant, Ian’s Restaurant,

in Cambria, which he operated

from 1983 to 1993. McPhee’s two

cornerstones are great food and great


In its press release, the Templeton

Chamber of Commerce notes the

McPhees’ service to the community,

including helping organizations

such as Rotary, Kiwanis, Boys

& Girls Clubs, the women’s shelter,

Templeton Community Library Association,

Templeteon High School

football team, Templeton Education

Foundation, PTO, active military

and many more.

The McPhees’ son, Max, accepted

the award, noting how lucky his

The 2014-15 Templeton Chamber of Commerce Board,

not including Scott Brennan

Center Left: Chamber Executive

Director Sarah Maggalet and

Ambassador of the Year Kristen

Handley, with Assemblyman

Katcho Achadjian.

Bottom left: Citizen of the

Year Carrie VanBuerden

Center right: Citizen of the

Year Rob Rosales with

Chamber Executive Director

Sarah Maggalet

Bottom right: Sarah Maggalet

and Max McPhee

family feels to be in a position to

serve the community and a special

thank you to their excellent staff

was expressed.

“I want to think you guys, for real,”

Max said as he accepted the award

with a large smile on his face. “We’re

very happy to accept.”

One chamber member noted how

McPhee’s took care of United States

active military personnel who went

into the restaurant the evening of

Fourth of July. After the dining room

full of patrons gave the soldiers a

standing ovation, three separate customers

offered to pay for a portion of

their meals. McPhee’s then decided

to take care of the rest of the bill for

the soldiers.

Frolicking Frog Winery owner

Maria Goldman said that was

only one example of McPhee’s

generosity to the community.

Citizens of the Year:

Carrie VanBeurden and

Rob Rosales

Couple VanBeurden and Rosales

were named Citizens of the

Year for all the work they have

done serving Templeton.

“Carrie VanBeurden is all about

Templeton,” presenter Maria

Eskandanian said. “Her heart

beats to the Templeton beat.

She’s one of those quiet people

who love this town, want to

make it better.”

Both VanBeurden and her life

partner, Rosales, have served as

president of the chamber. Over

the last 10 years, they have donated

hundreds of hours to

chamber activities and events.

Rosales, a real estate broker,

served on the Templeton Area

Advisory Group and currently

serves as the volunteer government

liaison for the chamber.

VanBeurden founded the

Templeton Women in Business

group that operates under the

Templeton Chamber umbrella.

She has also been active in FFA

and Grad Night at THS and many

other charitable events, while

managing her family insurance business,

VanBeurden Insurance Services,


The Templeton Chamber of

Commerce’s annual dinner on July

12 was the second annual installation

dinner. While the chamber

has had annual dinners in the past,

they had not occurred for many

years. The chamber serves more

than 270 North County businesses.

For more information on

Templeton Chamber, including

membership information, visit the

website at www.templetonchamber

.com or call 434-1789.


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Sept. 6th 10am

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Sept. 6th 11am-3pm

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Best-kept Secret Revealed!

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called the “best-kept secret” in the middle of

downtown Templeton. It is not our desire to

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walk into the museum and exclaim, “I

never knew this existed!”

This impression needs to change!

Plans for a museum began in 1981, but it

wasn’t until seven years later that the dream of

a museum started to become a reality. That’s

when long-time Templeton residents Al and

Carla Willhoit donated their downtown property

for a museum site. The next gift was the

house, built about 1920, which was donated by

the Templeton Presbyterian Church and moved

to its present location in 1994. Volunteers renovated

the house and made it handicap accessible.

On October 18, 1998, the house was officially

opened to the public.

The front room contains a typical dining room

table, a restored organ from the mid-1800s, a tabletop

display of early Templeton photographs,

and other local memorabilia. The kitchen,

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combination wood or

gas cook stove, coiltop

refrigerator, hoosier,

and more. Sometimes

visitors look at

an item and say, “My

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of those!”

Behind the house,

there is an original warehouse from the Southern

Pacific depot in Templeton. The building

was moved onto the property and renovated

through a very generous bequest from the Neil

Willhoit estate in 2004. This building provides a

location for the museum’s 1926 Model T Ford

touring car, a beautiful courting buggy, and

the Templeton Fire Department’s hand-pulled

chemical water cart, as well as other local historical


Although not currently open to visitors, next

door stands the big corrugated building, which

encloses an original blacksmith shop from the

early 1900s. The building was acquired last year

through a generous offer from Bob Tullock,

whose father operated his blacksmith business

there from 1950 until 1996.

At the present time the building is being

used to restore an early Templeton school bus,

a 1933-model Ford, which was purchased new

in 1932. It served for many years as a school

bus, and then it was stripped down and used as

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a truck, after which it disappeared.

It was eventually relocated in a field in a dilapidated

condition. It is being restored by a small

group of enthusiasts. If you are interested in

helping on the project, please leave a message at

the museum (805) 434-0807.

Between the house and the former blacksmith

shop, a brick Wall of Honor has been

built to honor those to whom Templeton was

an important part of their life. Both newcomers

and long-time residents may be honored by purchasing

a brick for the wall.

The museum always welcomes new members

(only $15 annually for individuals or $10, if retired),

volunteers to serve as docents (3 hours

per month), and other jobs, such as gardening,

helping with displays, cataloging, etc.

The museum, located at 309 S. Main Street in

downtown Templeton, is open Friday, Saturday

and Sunday from 1 until 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Become involved and help preserve Templeton’s

history. Let’s spread the word so the Museum is

no longer the “best-kept secret” in Templeton.

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Celebrating our 66th Concert Season

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North SLO County Concert Association

2014-2015 Series Celebrating their 66th Season

Habaneros will lead off the North

SLO County Concert Association 2014-

2015 Season on Sunday, September

28 at 3 p.m.,

doors open at

2:30 p.m. All

concerts and

outreach performance

are held at Trinity Lutheran

Church 940 Creston Rd. in Paso Robles.

Direct from Havana, Habaneros are

members of the National Symphony

Orchestra of Cuba and have established

themselves as soloists, university faculty,

and concert and recording artists. Their

program includes classical favorites

and Cuban and other Latin American

compositions, with the artists costumed

in authentic festive attire. An engaging

international ensemble of celebrated

Cuban performers.

Their second concert is November 23,

featuring Carla DelVillaggio, a “Simply

Streisand,” look and sound alike. Del-

Villaggio has Streisand’s

signature phrasing, timing

and vocal mannerisms.

Carla’s jaw-dropping

recreation evokes the excitement

and high energy vocals of Streisand’s

most powerful numbers, as well as

the beauty and purity of sound essential

for the ballads so closely associated with

this greatest of all singing actresses.

The third concert will be Windsync

on February 22, 2015, Chamber music,

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Their dramatic style

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On Patriot Day, Thursday, September

11, from 5 - 7: p.m. at the American

Legion Hall on Main Street, the

Templeton Chamber of Commerce

will host the 8th Annual Business Expo

this year with a special salutes and thank

you to our American military heroes for

their service.

Public is welcome, entry is free. Active

military, veterans & their families are

encouraged to attend this Patriot Day

event full of raffles, food and drink, performances

and fun!

This year’s theme is “A Salute to our

American Heroes” and is a chance for

Templeton residents to meet your mer-

award-winning ascent. Superb musical

and performance quality.

Thomas Pandolfi performs the

fourth concert on April 12,

2015. A graduate of Julliard,

Pandolfi is an exciting piano

virtuoso including selection

from Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and “Pops.”

Pandolfi will also perform an Outreach

Program on Monday, April 13th,

Meet Your Merchants Business Expo

“A Salute To Our American Heroes”

chants, and learn more about the products

and services that are offered right here at

home. The key to hometown economic vitality

is “Shop Local” and too often when

we need something for our home or office,

we jump on the freeway, North or South,

to purchase it. This event will feature

booths from many of our town’s unique

and competitively-priced businesses, so

residents and fellow business people can

learn more about the amazing options we

have right here at home.

Meet your merchants and learn more

about their products and services at the

“A Salute to Our Heroes” Business Expo.

This event will feature trade exhibits and

10 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church

in Paso Robles. The Outreach Program

is designed to share artist talents with

local school children. No. SLO County

Concert Association offers a free interaction

with a local school and anyone

attending the April 12 concert, if

space permits may attend free of charge.

This will allow attendees to observe the

interaction between artist and children

in our area.

For more information contact Charlotte

Preston at 434-5538 or President

Betsy Hardie, 239-2770 or check out


door prizes from Chamber businesses,

food, olive oil and wine tasting, a BBQ

dinner, performances by local youth

groups, and 1000’s of dollars in raffle

give-a-ways! Don’t miss the opportunity

to win a 2014 Holiday Shopping Spree

Grand Prize, valued at over $500, by

entering the winning number in their

raffle. Look for the postcard in your mail

in early September for your Grand Prize

raffle entry ballot. Admission to the

event and parking is free. They encourage

residents to walk or carpool to the event.

For more information, visit 321

Main Street, call 434-1789, or check

out templetonchamber.com

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1941 was a year of significant

changes in San Miguel. World War

II was raging. Camp Roberts had just

been built and was fully active. The

town was crowded with people; the

population had swelled with workers

and their families and then was supplemented

with the military and their

families. This influx brought with it a

lot of business and entrepreneurs envisioning

promising profits.

That year, three major projects

were planned that would change the

look of the town. A park established

in 1890 by the San Miguel Women’s’

Club on the east side of Mission

Street between 14th Street and the

railroad station was razed to make

way for a modern ‘drive-in’ market

and business development. Fencing

was removed and a gazebo bandstand

that had been the scene of many concerts

given by San Miguel bands was

torn down and burned. A tall flagpole,

hand-carved by Howard Negley

out of a large tree from the Lynch

Ranch out in Bee Rock was removed

to a new location.

Meanwhile, two enterprising gentlemen

purchased a Dutch windmill

which had served as a restaurant at

the 1939 World’s Fair and Golden

Gate Exposition on Treasure Island

in San Francisco. They had the

building carefully dismantled with

each piece numbered and shipped

to San Miguel in two railroad cars.

It was reconstructed on the east side

of Mission Street near 11th Street

– approximately where the Community

Services District and Fire

Department now stand. According

to plans announced by project financiers

Wm. Woodfield Jr. & Associates

of San Francisco, the large windmill

was intended to be the first building

in a “block-long recreation center.”

It would be a dance hall and soft

drink, malted milk bar with adjoining

buildings added to house a roller rink,

other foods and amusements.

During this time with the town so

crowded a need had arisen for a local

facility to handle miscreants. To this

end, the county constructed a ‘Town

Hall’ with a small separate jail behind

it at the top of the hill on 13th Street,

across from the Hoffmann house. The

buildings were to be used by justices,

Military Police, as a library and a

place to hold meetings. Dedication

Day in August of that year was a

big holiday for the whole town with

business closing from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

for the event. Some 150 persons attended,

including officials from the

county, Camp Roberts and a large

crowd of townspeople. The old flagpole

salvaged from the downtown

park stood tall next to the new building.

R.W. ‘Bob’ Mann, president of

the Merchants Association, was in

charge of the ceremonies. A new

flag donated by Mrs. J.W. Jones was

presented to the Association by Mrs.

Martha Sopor from the 6th District

Veterans for Foreign Wars Auxiliary

#2814 and accepted by Howard

Negley who related its history.

County officials cautioned that

these buildings were built due to

‘urgent need’ and

the county budget

would not suffice for new constructions

in other parts of the county.

As the year wound to an end, the

planned drive-in market on the park

site and the recreation center around

the windmill were never built. For a

time, the windmill was used as a café

and at some point it was an express

office. In succeeding years it was used

for storage and a garage.

Finally, abandoned, neglected and

dilapidated, it was destroyed by an arson

fire on December 15, 1978. Camp

Roberts was reactivated for training

troops during the Korean War but

afterwards the justice court was closed

and the library expanded to fill the

entire space. Today the San Miguel

Library is as busy as ever but alas, the

historic wooden flagpole is gone.


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County Perspective

The Emperor Has No Swag: same boys locker room – one flavor

A Facebook friend complained he smells like barbecue propane diluted

had accidentally punctured a can of with Febreeze, another, the commode

trendy cheap body spray called something

like Hatchet, in his gym bag... factory restroom. Users would argue

deodorizing mints at a styrofoam

which must have become instantly it is better the scents it covers up, but

redolent of a boy’s locker room at a I’m not convinced. It’s hard to imagine

a prom date being impressed by

middle school prom.

At the risk of alienating the exclusively

adolescent clientele of this nose-bomb.

a boy sporting this corsage-wilting

particular brand of cologne, I have to It is known that many of our local

wonder what sort of wall-eyed mutants

concocted its foul flavors – may but a few live at home. For the few

teen grads head for Cal Poly and all

they be condemned to eternity in that dying to get away from mom and

San Miguel Fiesta set for Sept. 21

On Sunday, September 21st, noon to 4 p.m., Old Mission San Miguel will

be celebrating its 217th birthday with their Annual Fiesta, following mass starting

at 11 a.m. The proceeds from this celebration help to maintain this Church

and Historical Landmark.

Live music by Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band, followed by

Tres Amigos, will be sure to entertain all. There will also be games for the kids,

face painting, drawings, and a silent auction.

A BBQ meal will be offered including salad, bread, beans, salsa and a

choice of beef or chicken or Mexican meals with a choice of tacos with rice

and beans or sopes with rice and beans. All meals are $10 for adults or $5 for

children 12 and under. Desserts, snow cones, and beverages, including beer

and wine, will also be offered for sale.

The Old Mission San Miguel is located at 775 Mission Street in San Miguel.

For more information, visit www.missionsanmiguel.org or phone 441-1243.

By Bruce Curtis

dad, Cal Poly proposed a new highrise

dorm/parking structure project.

But the project drew ire from local

residents, some of whom banded to

file a lawsuit to stop the 1,500 student


Undaunted, the growthy folks at

Poly have another new project, a $155

million leviathan. A proposed hotel/

conference/events center targets on

“upper-midscale” income visitors.

The university has already dropped

six figures on a preliminary study that

promises up to $2 million/year in revenue

after completion in 2020...well,

it would lose money, initially.

The megascale project epitomizes

what drives a longstanding debate

about where we want our county

to go, in terms of growth. Upscalemoney

powered or bucolized but

jobless; those are the extremes. Once

you tackle whether there are enough

Paso residents with rentable basements

to suffer great economic harm

from Cal Poly’s explosive growth, the

question isn’t about just growth itself,

but whether we want an educational

institution to outgrow the town in

which it sits, ultimately reshaping the

entire county.

And, thinking about a hotel at

Cal Poly, is it appropriate for a government

institution to compete with

the private sector? On-campus hotels

may seem like an unusual idea, but it

is an idea gaining traction. The Guest

House on the UCLA campus caters

to – no surprise – the well-heeled

among patrons and benefactors, while

UC Davis has its very own Hyatt

Place to put mummy and daddy mere

steps from the pads of their progeny.

Therefore I suggest a Super 8 motel

at Paso’s Cuesta campus, and while

they’re at it, bring back those coin-operated

magic fingers massage boxes.

Back On-board: We’ve told

you here about how amiable the water

bill process has been, that both

small property owners and larger

winegrowers hammered out a water

district formation bill that would

ostensibly put Paso Robles and the

surrounding areas in a managed water

district that can plan for future

needs, including droughts.

But then the bill put on weight

and area supervisor Frank Mecham

jumped ship.

Mecham pulled his support of

Katcho Achadjian’s AB 2453 after

changes and compromises added along

the legislative process seemed to build

in the kind of labyrinthine complications

that only the IRS could love.

Please see PERSPECTIVE page 46

September 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 45


The Templeton pool will be closing

for the season! The popular Dog

Splash Days is in its 8th year of fund

raising and fun! With or without a dog

Dog Splash Days: A weekend of fun for your dogs!

friend, join the frolicking pups in the

pool on Friday, Sept 5 from 12 noon to

4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday Sept.

6 & 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dog trainers and therapists serve

as dog “lifeguards” with life vests and

pool toys available. Swim sessions

for 20 dogs at a time are scheduled

on the hour. Visit the website for

special times for smaller and senior

dogs. Admission is $15 per dog until

Sept. 4 and $20 through event day.

Dogs must be at least 5 months old.

Adult male dogs must be neutered and

proof of rabies vaccinations presented.

Aggressive dogs will be asked to

leave the pool area. Photographers will

be on-site. Dogs are encouraged to

come with collars or bandanas. Photos

will be available for viewing and purchase

through the website. Best photos

will be published in 2015 calendar.

Reservations recommended, not

required. For pre-paid reservations go

to www.parks4pups.org or mail (with

name, phone, date and swimming

time) to P.O. Box 795, Paso Robles,

93447 payable to Dog Splash Days.

For information call Paula O’Farrell

at 239-4437. Templeton Community

Pool is located at Old Country Road

and 6th Street in Templeton. All proceeds

benefit the Vineyard Dog Park

in Templeton.

PERSPECTIVE from page 45

lature that local support for a water

district was far from a slam dunk.

Lawmakers, being the politicians they

are, are reluctant to vote for stuff the

residents in their districts don’t like...

although that principal doesn’t seem

to work at the federal level.

At issue, continues to be voting

power, how large property owners

and small homeowners divvy up the

water board’s voting powers.

Achadjian stepped in to make the

necessary tweaks, including deleting

the useless DNA as AB 2435 wended

its way through Sacramento’s arcana,

and so, on August 5th, Mecham sent

a letter to the board saying he was

now convinced the water board legislation

leadership and voting process

was manageable.

It should be pointed out some of the

other folks who backed out of the bill,

included Pro Water Equity, a group

whose support was seen as critical to

the success of the legislation, are now

back on, as is a group of agricultural

interests called PRAAGS.

The rest of the board of supervisors

had until August 13 to throw their

support, and by inference, the county’s

support for the water district bill. 10%

of local property owners need to sign

the petition to LAFCO, the local

area formation commission, but that

requirement might get waived, under

the latest changes.

Inflated Value? Home prices

took a pretty hefty jump, and although

sales are flattening, assessed values

climbed nearly 6% over a year ago, so

For one thing, because nothing in

Sacramento is ever original, the bill

borrowed language from Fox Canyon’s

water district in Ventura. That

bill had extraneous language that

didn’t fit Paso Robles’ area.

It’s not that Mecham doesn’t want

to be on-board, the Paso Robles district

vice-chair has been vocal about

the need to create a water district, especially

in light of declining groundwater

levels and quality revealed in

a county study late last year. But in

a case of the leash walking the dog,

Mecham’s withdrawal of support

convinced the entire county board of

supervisors to withhold their support.

That sent signals to the state legislook

for commensurate tax hikes.

But why doesn’t 13 limit those

hikes? To answer that, you have to

backtrack to the recession, which

eviscerated home values. As market

prices dropped, so did assessments.

You might look at the latest hikes as,

well, catch-up.

Except that property assessments

hit a record high; $43.6 billion. That

means property owners will pony up

over $435 million in higher taxes, almost

two thirds of which goes to local

schools. But to be fair to the tax folks,

isn’t it possible that the new assessment

high could also be fueled by recent

construction? Probably. The only

way to really know is to read your next

tax bill. All I’m saying is, get ready to

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Sunset SAVOR

the Central Coast

features four days

of amazing events,

September 25

through 28, at the

historic Santa

Margarita Ranch

and various Central

Coast locations

with food

and wine plus

much more spotlighting winemakers, celebrity

chefs, brewmasters, artisanal food producers and

others who call the Central Coast home.

Adventure Tours

Treat yourself to an immersion experience in

Central Coast lifestyle with exclusive Sunset

SAVOR the Central Coast Adventure Tours

beginning Thursday, Sept. 25. Meet majestic

Clydesdale horses, create your own personalized

luxury spa products, blend and label

your own coastal wine, learn farm and

foodie secrets, explore behind-the-scenes at

Hearst Castle, and so much more. Advance

purchase is required with the purchase of

your Main Event ticket. All participants must be

21 or older.

Experience the adventures

of SAVOR the Central Coast

Special Dinners and Events

Make your Sunset SAVOR the Central Coast

experience really special with tickets to one of

these exclusive events. You’ll discover why San Luis

Obispo County has been rated one of the Happiest

Places in America (Rated by National Geographic

writer and bestselling author Dan Buettner in his

latest book, Thrive) when you attend one of these

fun explorations into the wonderland of California’s

unique Central Coast. Whether it’s the romance

and elegance of Hearst Castle, wining and dining

in Pismo Beach, or music under the stars in Paso

Robles, you’re sure to discover your own ‘happiest

place” with these special events. Advance purchase

is required. All participants must be 21 or older.

The Main Event at

Santa Margarita Ranch

The Main Event, Saturday and Sunday, Sept.

27 and 28, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., invites you to experience

an epicurean and adventure playground

where you can taste, sip, and indulge.

The historic Santa Margarita Ranch

hosts this two day extravaganza that

showcases celebrity and master chefs,

Sunset experts, brew masters, as well

as local fishermen and artisanal food producers

from throughout California.

Enjoy unlimited food and wine tasting as you wander

the Marketplace where over 100 wineries, restaurants,

and food purveyors invite you to sample delicious

food and drink. Relax with a locally brewed beer

while you listen to live music in the Estrada Garden.

Learn from the experts at the Farm to Table Stage

or have fun with a mini tour through your favorite

coastal region at the Travel and Adventure Stage.

Stroll through the Central Coast Pavilion and

sample award-winning wines from the Sunset International

Wine Competition. Make sure to reserve

your spot in Chef Central and Winemaker

Central, offering in-depth educational seminars

throughout the weekend, allowing you to explore

your favorite topic at a deeper level. Cost is $25 per

seminar with the purchase of your main event ticket.

For details on all these incredible events, check

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By Dorothy


Humidity? Where are we? We are

so blessed to have sunny days and cool

nights – most of the summer. This

year has brought us an opportunity

to commiserate with horse enthusiasts

on the Atlantic and Gulf areas

of the country. Many are visiting

the Central Coast and scratching

their heads.

Back to School for Fun

Looking for something a little

different to do with your horse,


on hot days?

Go back to

school together.


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education for you and your horse

in an enjoyable way. The curriculum

is clear and progressive.

Paso Robles

District Cemetery

Serving the Paso Robles

district since 1892.

Veteran’s Section

Advanced Planning:

• Lock in today’s prices to

avoid future price increases.

• Full Preneed: Prepay all

cemetery fees

• Mausoleum

• Cremation Niches

• Ossuary • Rose garden

• Veterans section

• Lawn sites

Sue De Laurentis and Allen

Pogue, the good folks of

Imagine a Horse in Dripping

Springs, Texas, have laid out enlightened

trick training for you.

A method of spending time with

your horse, increasing performance

and inter-relating, Allen

and Sue give demonstrations

at equine events in Texas and

astonish their audiences with the

deferment and responsiveness

of their horses whether novices,

those studying veterinary medicine,

university scientists, trainers,


Laid out in step by step stages,

the 244 page book (there are also

DVDs available to help you to put

it all together), building on mastered

elements with clear instructions

and approaches. This newly

published book features 300 color

photographs. What a terrific gift

or treat for companion horses/


Sue and Allen have also started

4-5 day horse camps in which

the horse’s intelligence and individuality

are honored and trust is

developed. For more information

Proud to serve

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contact Sue@ImagineAHorse

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50th Anniversary

Celebrating its golden anniversary

this year, the Atascadero

Horsemen’s Club will gather at

Paloma Creek Arena in south

Atascadero. Fifty years ago a group

of friends started the AHC and to

their credit it is still going strong.

A potluck dinner starts at 6

p.m. Tuesday September 9. Gary

Williams is entertaining will share

tales from the saddle in SLO

County at 7 p.m. Don’t miss his

stories of horses, dogs and cattle.

At 8 p.m. the club meeting begins

and the public is welcome to

attend. Bring a dish for the potluck,

your own service, perhaps a

chair and meet some of the folks

who can share with you first hand

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with others who like to see our

beautiful country 14-16 hands

“closer to God.”

Varian Tour de Force

The weekend of August 2

proved to be an exciting tribute

to our own Sheila Varian. Her

Diamond Jubilee celebrating 60

years of raising Arabian Horses,

the ranch open house, Sheila’s

birthday and the premier of the

movie V: The Legacy of Sheila

Varian was a hit. The film was live

streamed and is available for $35

at www.varianarabians.com.

Photographs and film clips as

well as interviews with Sheila,

her “family staff ” (most with her

a decade or more), competitors

with respect and historic sequences

from Poland where the

first mares for Sheila’s foundation

stock originated. Locations on

the ranch that are not normally

open to guests are also seen along

with Varian bred horses of note

achieving in disciplines from park

to cow horse.

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HOOFBEAT from page 49 path and it HAS made all of the This will be the 19th rodeo,


September 11-14, which began

The legends of the breed that There is a collector’s limited to raise funds for a community

have influenced the Arabian edition signed by Sheila herself as building in the townsite. Other

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on film. One of my stallion $35. www.varianarabians.com docket for the future. Volunteers

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favorites, “Bey El Bay” has become Creston Classic Rodeo from the area have made this annual

event an example of the com-

known as “The King Maker.” He Contestants will shake out a

had a wonderful back for a saddle, loop Friday for the Team Roping 6 munity helping itself with a little

the lovely neck arch opening at the

p.m. to midnight. aid from neighbors. The website

poll which is needed for a true California

bridle horse, and the steady

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V6 Dressage Retreat

Proud parents seems to be having issues.

look of a foundation sire. He was

ents will want to The flamboyant and entertaining

dressage rider/teacher, Eitan

the father of an incredible number

of national champions for the

eras and record-

Beth-Halachmy, will head up a

have their cam-

Varian Arabians out of a variety of

ers ready by 11 mix of western and the classic

mares. It has been said that if many

a.m. each day. for September 12-14 at the V6 Ranch

cowboys could ride horses the likes

the highly competitive

Mutton Bustin’. The main cowboy cooking and entertain-

of Parkfield. Trail rides, cow work,

of this stallion (and he only one in

the Varian line), they would. action starts Saturday after the grand ment are in store for participants

That is but a small part of the entry at about 1 p.m. and at 1 p.m. on as well as ranch raised beef and locally

grown veggies. There will be

Varian story of a hardworking girl Sunday. Don’t worry, Cowboy

with a dream who encountered Church (come in casual clothes) is something for nearly everyone. All

her destiny taking the less traveled at 8 a.m, at the arena.

breeds and levels are welcome.

Aug. 29-Sept 2 Double R Cutting,

Events Center, free admission

for spectators, Kathy Grimes


Sept. 1 Vaqueras del Camino

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Sept. 6 CGA event, set 1, Margo

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Sept. 7 Bryson Hesperia Cattle

Club Free Calf Sorting, 1 hr. N.

You may camp or elect to stay in

the lodge (fees), trailer in your own

horse $750 or rent a V6 mount for

$950. Auditors get the same great

food $275. The Varian family are

hard working social people who

love to share ranch history and

preservation with those interested.


Mark Your Calendars

Put on your dancing shoes

and head over to the Annual

Pre-Pioneer Day Dinner and

Dance set for September 27.

Come for the delicious BBQ

dinner at 6 p.m. The silent auction

and casino action follow with live


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want to dance $10 per person.

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Sept. 7 CCAHA Open Show,

Buckley Stables, Vachell Ln. SLO,

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trail, versatility, lead line, pony,

Annual Poker Ride &

BBQ at Montaña de Oro

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Mounted Assistance Sunday

October 13. Silent auction,

raffle, poker prizes.

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Sept. 11-14 Creston Classic Rodeo,

buckles to winners, Thurs.

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Sept. 12-14 Dressage Retreat,

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Sept. 14 Sorting Series, SYVE,

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Sept. 20 Ray Berta Horsemanship

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Sept. 26-28 CDS Championships,

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Sept. 27 Ray Berta Cattle Clinic,

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AR & Co. donates Promotional Services

for PRYAF Annual Fundraising Event

The Paso Robles Youth Arts

Foundation (PRYAF) sets its sights

on a sold-out event for their largest

fundraiser of the year, the 4th Annual

“Dining with the Arts” Dinner

& Auction Fundraiser on October

25, 2014, with the help of a marketing

grant from Paso Robles-based agency

AR & Co. PR & Marketing.

Of the numerous local charity organizations

that applied to AR & Co. PR

& Marketing’s Charity Event Promotion

Program (CEPP), PRYAF

won the 2014 grant program designed

to assist one North County San Luis

Obispo charity per year with the promotion

of an upcoming charitable

event, at no cost to the charity.

“Every year, we look forward to

receiving the CEPP proposals,” says

AR & Co. Founder Angela Robinson,

“but it is always very challenging

to choose the recipient – there are

so many worthy causes in the North

County that we would like to support.”

This year, Robinson says, the

Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation

stood out for its incredible, far-reaching

service of bringing art education

and artistic expression to young people

who might not otherwise have access

to those influences.

“We are very excited to help tell the

story of this important organization

and to invite the local community to

support their cause.”

AR & Co. will donate in-kind services

such as social media marketing,

publicity, direct mail and e-mail consulting,

media buying, sponsorship

outreach, flyer distribution, photography

and more to assist the PRYAF in

reaching its fundraising goals for their

October dinner and auction.

Hunter Ranch Golf Course and

Restaurant is looking to the future

as it celebrates its 20th anniversary

as a world-class golf destination.

Embracing golf ’s environmental

and physical evolution, the newly

renovated fairways will offer an

improved surface and provide a

drought tolerant solution for the

Paso Robles golf course.

Much like crop science and viticulture,

turf scientists continue to

develop resilient varieties that improve

turf grass quality. The Santa

Ana grass (just like crop varieties,

every grass has a unique name), a

Bermuda hybrid, is replacing the

original mix of common Bermuda

and cool season grass. The denser

Santa Ana grass offers greater water


and provides

an optimal

surface for

ideal play and

consistency in

the fairways.

“This change in turf improves

the player’s experience at Hunter

Ranch and adds to the charm

of this challenging course,” said

Hunter Ranch professional Mike

Bremer. “In addition, this surface

is more conducive to our unique


The overplanting project began

in early June and is now

complete. The innovative process

was quicker, more water efficient

and allowed the course to be

“With the help of the CEPP and

the generous assistance and talent of

the AR & Co. team, we look forward

to a record-breaking Dining with

the Arts fundraiser this year,” says

PRYAF Executive Director Vicki

Lee. “This is our organization’s most

important fundraising event, and its

success will enable us to continue

providing classes at no cost in arts

education and resources to the youth

of our community.”

Vicki Lee also explains that by exposing

children to theater, painting,

dance and other art forms, PRYAF

provides a positive means for children

to express themselves, gain

self-esteem and respecting others

which in turn they will carry into

their adult lives and society.

This year’s Dining with the Arts

event, themed “A Star is Born,” will

be held at PRYAF’s headquarters

at 3201 Spring St., Paso Robles,

CA, and will include hors d’oeuvres,

wine, a silent and live auction,

live entertainment from PRYAF’s

students, and a local celebrity-chef

hosted dinner. Tickets cost $80 per

person. To donate to the silent or

live auctions; purchase tickets to the

fundraiser event; or find more information

about PRYAF, call 238-

5825 or visit www.pryaf.org.

Major fairway improvements at Hunter Ranch Golf Course

How It Works:

1.) Contact with us to buy or sell a home.

2.) Nominate the charitable organization

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3.) At close of escrow, we give 50% of

our commission to your charity.

AR & Co. PR & Marketing Founder Angela

Robinson (right) presents the Charitable

Events Promotion Program (CEPP) grant

to Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation

(PRYAF) Executive Director Vicki Lee (left).

playable throughout the process.

A special overplanting machine

sprigged and distributed the new

Santa Ana sod. After sprigging, the

fairways were mowed and irrigated

to establish the new grass.

“Our fairway improvement

project achieves two very important

goals: becoming more water

efficient and offering an enhanced

playing experience for our golfers,”

said General Manager John Carson.

“These innovative improvements

position the course as the

touchstone destination for tourists

and locals alike.”

About Hunter Ranch

Golf Course

Designed by Mike McGinnis

and the late Ken Hunter Jr.,

the 18-hole public course features

rolling hills, century-old oaks and

stunning views of the neighboring

vineyards and ranches that

define Central California. The

restaurant, the Grill at Hunter

Ranch, offers exceptional dining

– featuring breakfast, lunch

and daily happy hour and an

award-winning Sunday brunch.

To learn more, visit www.hunter

ranchgolf.com or call 237-7444.

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What’s happening

on Main Street?

By Millie Drum

It’s been a successful

Downtown Main Street

summer with the Lavender Festival

and Olive Festival drawing

huge crowds. Fall is rolling around

with the 17th Annual Taste of

Downtown and Arte de Tiza on

September 14 and a new twist on

the Golden Oak Festival! We’ve

added HONEY! The Golden Oak

Honey Festival is Saturday, October

25 in the City Park.

Taste of Downtown Paso

Robles celebrates its 17th year

with a daylong celebration featuring

the talents of our local chefs and

winemakers set in our historic downtown

and City Park. With the purchase

of the $25 Taste of Downtown

Tasting Pass, you can stroll through

the park and downtown’s eateries

and wine tasting rooms from 11 a.m.

to 4 p.m.; allowing plenty of time

to leisurely sample food and wine

Custom Framing,

Art Gallery

& Gifts

“Tastes” offered in the City Park”

from over 45 restaurants and wineries,

exploring new establishments

and enjoying familiar favorites. The

Main Street associate members who

don’t have downtown venues will be

showcasing their culinary pleasures

in the City Park.

The proceeds from Taste of

Downtown help to support the free

community events that Main Street

sponsors during the holidays. It is

advisable to purchase Taste Passes

in advance at the Main Street office

(835 12th St. Suite D, in the Norma’s

Way alley) or call 238-4103

Explore the Downtown restaurants

to use a credit card (VISA/MC).

Only 400 tickets will be sold. If time

doesn’t allow pick up at the office

or mail delivery, there will be Will

Call for passes paid in advance at

the Main Street information booth

in the park on the day of the event.

Don’t delay! Taste of Downtown is

always a sell-out!

Arte de Tiza - Before “Taste”

begins, chalk

artists will be

out bright and

early at 8 a.m.

on the park

side of Pine

Arte de Tisa “Sidewalk”

Chalk Artists.

Street across

from Studios

on the Park

to begin the

visual feast!

Arte de Tiza is a partnership between

Main Street and the Paso

Robles Art Association. Artists of

all ages will gather to create colorful

and amazing chalk murals on their

sidewalk “canvases”

Make “The Great Escape”

on Sunday, September 7. It’s time

for another Sunday evening of

fundraising and fun at Park Cinemas.

Join Norma at 7 p.m. to see

an action packed vintage film from

1963 starring Steve McQueen,

James Garner, Charles Bronson

and Richard Attenborough. A $10

ticket to this classic-movie gives you

popcorn and soda – and a chance to

relax in your pajamas (optional, of

course!) and maybe win an award!

Proceeds from the 7th annual Main

Street Movie Night/Pajama Party

help support the Main Street events.

Seating is limited and advance tickets

are advisable because previous

films have sold out. Tickets available

at the Main Street office (835

12th St., in the Norma’s Way alley,

or by phone 238-4103 with credit

card (VISA/MC). Showtime is

7 p.m. but arrive early for best seating.

There will be a table in front

of Park Cinemas if tickets are still

available before showtime.

For information on the up-coming

and holiday Main Street events,

visit www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.

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Pure Elements

Friendly, educated, happy and fun

professionals – that’s what clients

have come to expect from the team

at Pure Elements Salon in Paso

Robles. And that’s just what owners

Bev Lively and Michelle Hansen –

a beautiful mother

and daughter team –

have been delivering

for 7+ years at their

full service salon.

“All of our clients

are special,” says Michelle,

“and our goal

is to make everyone

feel better walking

out than they did

walking in.”

Bev and Michelle, alongside their

fellow hairdressers Colleen Capaci,

Casey Lux-Simmons, Shauna Terry,

Lori Charnley, Melinda Grantham,

Jenna Malone, Jessica Thompson and

Melissa Silva, specialize in all things

hair – color, highlights, cuts for the

entire family, and more. Nail specialists

Sheryl Forrester and Dallas Pehl

are experts in shellac, acrylics, spa

pedicures, and more while esthetician

Jessica Rabener offers facials, waxing,

and other skin services.

Rabener and Silva do double duty

as make-up artists – a full line of

make-up products is available, with

private sessions for make-up tips and

applications; they also conduct makeup

sessions for weddings and other

special events. Receptionist Megan

Farber, the newest team member, is

the first friendly voice you hear and

pretty face you see at Pure Elements.

“We believe education is key and

staying up to date on trends is a

must,” says Michelle.

Another key element to their success?

Most of the professionals at

Pure Elements have worked together

12+ years and, according to Michelle,

consider one another family.

“That closeness creates a warm and

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Whitehorse Tack

After first opening as a small supply

store in Templeton back in 1985,

Whitehorse Tack outgrew its former

space and moved to its current location

on Black Oak Drive in 2010. Now, as

she celebrates 29+ years serving the local

community, owner Lisa Moore recalls

her early days in business with her

two young sons underfoot.

By Meagan


“Customers remember my Aussy

who stayed under the desk in the first

years,” she says, “and then

he was replaced under

that same desk by a playpen

for my two sons who

stayed with me in the

store as babies.”

Specializing in tack

and clothing – both English

and Western – as

well as supplies, supplements,

stable gear, gifts

and more, Whitehorse

Tack boasts a “really great

staff ” of knowledgeable horse owners

who have not only cared for their

own horses but also have varied experiences

in showing horses. Her husband,

Grant, has been “a key person

in making Whitehorse what is today

– always fixing, building things, and

Applehans retires after 34 years with REALTORS ®

Linda Applehans, Association

Executive for the Paso Robles Association

of REALTORS ® recently

announced her retirement with the

following message:

“It is with great excitement that I

announce my retirement effective

October 31, 2014. I have been

with this association for 34 years

and had a wonderful experience

working with all of you. After giving

this much thought, I am convinced

that I will be happy to slow down

and get out of the rat race, just as

soon as I learn to get along with

less cheese.

“Since I began in 1980, we have

created an extremely successful

association and I am proud of

our accomplishments. I want to

emphasize that I will be forever

grateful to this association for giving

me the opportunity to be a part

of the accomplishments

and the great times we


“Many thanks to all

of the membership, the

leadership, colleagues

and definitely my wonderful staff

for the immense support and assistance.

It has been a privilege to

work with you and a memory I will

always cherish.

“I wish you, and the Paso Robles

Association of REALTORS ® continued

growth and success in the


“As always, my very best wishes

to everyone.”

To learn more about the Paso

Robles Association of REAL-

TORS ® call the office at 238-1244,

stop by 1101 A Riverside Avenue

in Paso Robles or online at www.


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just being supportive.

“I believe each of us in horse-related

businesses in the area have

unique things to offer,” Lisa says.

“What Whitehorse has is a large selection

of inventory that customers

can look at under one roof.”

That roof hangs over 5000+ square

feet of inventory – just about anything

you need for

your horse needs

can be found at

Whitehorse. Another

advantage to

the new location –

lots of parking!

“Our location

is easy to get to

and even the largest

trucks and trailers

can park easily,”

Lisa says.

To say Lisa knows a thing or two

about horses and the people that own

them is an understatement. She learned

to ride on her grandparents’ ranch, has

experience in English and jumping,

has a degree in Animal Science and

experience starting and galloping racehorses,

eventing, showing, and more.

Visit Whitehorse Tack, located at

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MedPost Urgent Care

From aches to x-rays, the friendly

and professional medical staff at

MedPost Urgent Care has got you

covered. Formerly known as Urgent

Care by Twin Cities Community

Hospital, the medical facility located

at First and Vine streets in Paso

Robles is open daily to provide convenient

care to locals and visitors to

our community.

“We see people of all ages, from

newborns up to 100+, and we treat

all types of diagnoses – the common

cold, the flu and we take care of

wound repair, lacerations, abrasions,

split fractures and more,” said Medical

Director, Lisa Vasak, MD.

Pictured from left to right: Whitehorse

Tack owner Lisa Moore and staff

members Linda Azevedo and Christy

Erbstoesser; not pictured: Jessica

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54 Paso Robles Magazine, September 2014


Regain and sustain optimal health with the Wellness Kitchen

By Millie Drum

The Wellness Kitchen and Resource

Center offers nutritious,

comforting, and delicious foods that

are suitable for individuals with cancer,

diabetes, food allergies, heart/

digestive issues as well as those who

have chosen to eat clean and healthy.

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new Wellness Café offers pre-ordering

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grilled veggie/hummus, and chicken

salad wraps, Thai green curry/brown

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community partnerships. With just

over one year of history behind this

concept, that is exactly what’s happening.

At the close of escrow, owners/brokers

Mark McConnell and Liz Lee

Marziello give 50% of their commission

to a nonprofit or charity designated

by their clients. Mark adds, “The

idea of giving back this way is really

catching on! And remember...Heart to

Heart Real Estate can sell anything, to

anyone – anywhere!”

The most recent disbursement to

The Wellness Kitchen and Resource

Center began with a transaction involving

Mark’s aunt and uncle and

and Cancer Center, Hearst Cancer

Resource Center in SLO and other

medical facilities. The most recent

recipient is on kidney dialysis; requiring

a specialized low potassium/

no sodium diet. Typical recipients

are going through chemotherapy or

treatment/recovery from serious illness

or surgery. Pay It Forward donors

are individuals who can give to

those who cannot pay; allowing the

food to be given at no cost. Menus

change often. Check the website

for the latest selections. Healing

Mark McConnell and Liz Lee Marziello

present a check to Nancy Walker,

Founder and Executive Director of The

Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center.

Mark’s referral to an agent outside of

California. The Wellness Kitchen will

use the funds to augment the Healing

Foods/Pay It Forward program for the

qualified individuals who are in urgent

need of nutrient-dense, “clean” foods

Wellness Kitchen staff and volunteers

prepare the Healing Foods.

Foods: Gingery Chicken w/wild

rice, poached fish, vegetable frittata,

and quinoa pudding. For those who

embrace healthy eating, the weekly

Please see WELLNESS page 58

due to the side effects of chemotherapy

or other treatment for illness. No one is

ever turned away if they can’t afford to


Mark and Liz enjoy meeting with

nonprofits, service clubs and private

individuals who wish to further the

giving gesture. Liz adds, “It’s an amazing

feeling to work with people knowing

that we can help!” To date, Heart

to Heart has given to the American

Cancer Society, the Cancer Support

Community, Operation Kindness –

No Kill Shelter, The Newsome Family,

The Wellness Kitchen and Resource

Center and Woods Humane Society.

Contact Mark at 674-0297, Liz

at 464-1007 or visit hearttoheartreal


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September 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 55


Dr. Brent Wells joins Optometric Care Associates

Optometric Care Associates

in Paso Robles recently announced

Dr. Brent R. Wells has

joined their optometric team.

Dr. Wells practices to his full

scope of optometry including

contact lenses, co-management

of LASIK, and cataract

surgery, vision development and

treatment and management of ocular

disease. He is certified to treat and

manage glaucoma, and prides himself

in a nutritional approach to eye care.

He is well versed in the latest procedures

and technology to provide the

highest quality of care. “We are happy

to welcome Dr. Wells, into our comprehensive

eye care practice. We are

excited to offer his preventative and

nutritional services to our patients and

SPOTLIGHT from page 54

A board-certified internist, Dr.

Vasak oversees a team that includes

eight providers including physicians,

nurse practitioners and physician’s

assistants, a worker’s compensation

coordinator, and three receptionists.

According to clinic manager Alexis

Brauer, MedPost is staffed weekdays

with one physician and two mid-level

medical personnel; one physician and

one mid-level are on board Saturdays

and Sundays.

Dr. Brent


the community,” said Dr. Doug


Dr. Wells was born and raised

on the central coast. He received

his Bachelor of Science

in Nutrition from Cal Poly

and completed his Doctor of

Optometry at Western University

of Health Sciences College

of Optometry. Dr. Wells graduated

Cal Poly in Nutritional Sciences, and

has used his training to developed a

preventative approach to eye diseases.

“Most vision threatening conditions

have been scientifically proven

to be nutritionally responsive,” said

Dr. Wells.

He is involved in multiple organizations

at the national, state, and regional

level. He is also involved in the

Creating Smiles To Last A Lifetime

Personalized Dental Treatment Provided By AGentle And Caring Staff

New Patients Welcome! Financing Available

Your Insurance Billed as a Courtesy



Ocular Nutrition Society. Come and

introduce yourself to Dr. Wells as they

are taking new patients and are looking

forward to helping you with your

• Shop the perimeter of your grocery

store - this will encourage

your best food options.

• Consume a diet rich in green

leafy vegetables such as spinach,

kale, and broccoli - this will incorporate

the nutrients needed to

preserve your vision.

• Be active - a total of 30 minutes

per day is ideal. It can be split up

throughout the day to accommodate

any schedule.

mary care physicians

after being treated

– MedPost is often

where local doctors

recommend their

patients go to when

they are unavailable.

“Local physicians

Lisa Vasak, MD leads the friendly

and professional medical staff at oftentimes refer their

MedPost Urgent Care, located patients to MedPost

at First and Vine streets in knowing they will be

Paso Robles. well taken care of,”

said Dr Vasak. “After being treated,

vision and eye care needs at their 1112

Vine Street office. For further nutritional

information come visit, or call

him on his cell phone at 610-0227.

Nutrition tips from Dr. Wells to promote healthy eyesight:

• “Let food be thy medicine, and

medicine be thy food.”

– Hippocrates

• It’s better to prevent symptoms

than to treat disease. Check in

with your eye care professional

regularly to preserve your gift of


• Find more information about

nutrition and your eyes at www.


“Everybody that

works here has a

background in urgent

care or emergency

medicine,” said Dr

Vasak, adding, “we are

very experienced and

we provide top-notch

medical care in a very

timely manner.”

Although not a primary

care facility –

patients are referred back to their priwe

send records to the patient’s physician

– x-rays, lab results, whatever we took care

of here – and we communicate with one

another. We are developing good relationships

and gaining the trust and confidence

of the local medical community; they feel

very comfortable sending their patients to

us when they are unavailable.”

MedPost, located at 500 First St., is

open daily: Monday through Friday, 8:30

a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday,

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56 Paso Robles Magazine, September 2014


The Voice of the Visitor Center

By Karyl


Executive Director

Visitor Center

aaThe Paso Robles

Chamber and Visitor

Center has been busy welcoming

over 3000 visitors in the recent

months, ushering in harvest and

Fall events, completing the Visitor

Center renovation, and gearing up

for the release of our new “Paso

Robles, California” merchandise.

Our visitors come from all over

the world, some for the first time,

others returning to see what they

might have missed. Our locals

are also to thank for their endless

hospitality as family and

friends visited during the spring

and summer months. We find the

many brochures and magazines

about the businesses and region

provide our guests with the proper

information to show-off our

charming area. The first stop for

visitors should be the Paso Robles

Chamber and Visitor Center.

Summer is winding down.

Grape harvest officially kicked off

in early August. The wineries are

in full swing and timing couldn’t be

better to see, first hand, how wine

is made and possibly crush a few

grapes while you are there. Fall will

be ushered in on September 22nd

with a flurry of events celebrating

the local bounty. School starts the

20th of August. The car show has

come and gone. The Ravine Waterpark

is closed for another season.

Football has begun and baseball is

wrapping up. Everyone is ready for

a new season looking forward to

cooler weather, calmer days and a

more settled routine.

This town does not stop with

the change of the seasons. Our

shops, restaurants, wineries, museums,

and businesses remain open

and offer plenty to do all year long.

Events continue through the holiday

season keeping Paso at the

top of the destination list.


Be part of this elite group of people who will help us here at the

Visitor Center. You will not get bored and for just a few hours a

week you will have the opportunity to share with our many excited

guests this wonderful area and all there is to do and see. We will

provide training on the area, including wineries, bed and breakfasts,

vacation rentals and other points of interest including tours of

these businesses to familiarize you with what they have to offer.

We are looking for friendly people who are familiar with Paso

Robles, those with time and energy to greet our visitors, community

and chamber members. Telephone etiquette is a must as our

phones are busy everyday with inquiries about everything from a

phone number to the name of a particular business. If you are interested,

or want more information contact Karyl Lammers at The

Visitor Center on Sundays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or Monday thru

Thursday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The Paso Robles Chamber and

Visitor Center moved to Phase II

of the renovation with the awning,

front door, front trim and signage

being completed. The signage identifies

the Paso Robles Chamber as



having our open house this month

to thank everyone for their help

with this project. We have a local

artist creating an oak tree mural in

our Center with the names permanently

applied of those individuals

and businesses who have donated

to this project. This community is

so generous, the tree is our way of

saying thank you and letting everyone

know who made it happen. We

are still accepting donations to help

with Phase II so there is still time to

get your name on the tree.

Watch for our inventory of “Paso

Robles, California” items for sale, we

will carry Tee Shirts, Cheese Boards,

Post Cards and license plate frames

(for which we have a long list) and

more. Come by and check it out if

you need a gift or just want to wear

a Paso Robles Tee Shirt or Cap, we

will have what you want.

Hairitage Salon

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makes you feel at home.

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Call for an appointment today!

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We now have two stations available for rent!

September 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 57


Save the Dates - Two Home Expos on the Central Coast this fall

Two not-to-be missed home expos

are happening on the Central Coast

this September. The Inspired Home

Expo of Paso Robles and San Luis

Obispo are your one stop destination

for all your resources, ideas, tips and

products for your home and garden

projects. Both expos will feature a

wealth of products and services on display

from general contractors, flooring,

landscapers, kitchen, bath, cabinets,

landscape designers, painters, countertops,

tile, granite, appliances, solar energy,

fireplaces and much more!

Homeowners who want to update

their home, increase their home’s value

and appeal, and learn about new home

improvement ideas and trends will find

this a great time-saving and exciting

“one-stop” destination.

The Inspired Home Expo of Paso

Robles will feature a wine and gourmet

section along with cooking demonstrations.

Check out the free cooking

demonstrations and learn new recipes

and tips on entertaining in your home.

Event Details:

The Inspired Home Expo of Paso

Robles at the Paso Robles Event Center,

2198 Riverside Ave, takes place on

Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

and Sunday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. -

4 p.m. Entrance and parking is free.

Plan your attendance around their

free cooking demonstrations:

• Bless Your Heart Bakery presents:

Getting the Sugar and Gluten Out of

Your Life

• Taylor Rentals presents: Creative

Tablescaping for Home Entertainment

• Talley Farms presents: How to Use

and Store Your Produce to Keep it Fresh

The Inspired Home Expo of San

Luis Obispo takes place on Saturday,

Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

and Sunday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m.

- 4 p.m. at the Alex Madonna Expo

Center, 100 Madonna Rd., in San

Luis Obispo. Entrance and parking

is free.

Plan your attendance around some

of their free educational workshops:

• Alexis Interiors presents: The

Psychology of Color

• Air Vol Block presents: How to

personalize the perfect backyard to

reflect your personality

For more information on the expos,

workshops and demonstrations, go to


WELLNESS from page 55

pre-ordered Wellness Foods also

combat illness and assist in recovery.

Wellness Foods: Roasted garlic/cauliflower

soup, broccoli salad,

turkey loaf w/mashed potatoes, and

penne pasta/sun dried tomatoes.

Beverages: The signature Healing

Tea, mineral, chicken bone, re-building

beef bone broth, and Dark Nectar

coffee. Click www.TheWKRC.

org, call 434-1800 or visit 1255 Las

Tablas Road in Templeton.

“KIDSTOCK” – Kids Wellness

Carnival! Calling all parents! Come

to San Miguel Park on K Street for

family fun, information booths and

resources to encourage healthy

eating for the whole family! “Kidfriendly”

food provided by The

Wellness Kitchen from 12 noon

to 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 28.

For information, contact Yessenia at

yessech@aol.com or The Kitchen,


Who will be the next TOP CHEF? – On September 18, three local chefs

will compete “head-to-head” in a lively “culinary cook-off” in the spectacular airplane

hangar at the Estrella Warbirds Museum in Paso Robles. Alex Martin of Crush Catering

will defend his two-time TOP CHEF title against Jacob Lovejoy of Cass Winery and Nick

Otto of Villa Creek; each preparing 3 courses for a distinguished panel of judges - Chef

Ian McPhee, Twin Cities CEO Mark Lisa and Dr. Brian DiCarlo of Coastal Integrative

Cancer Care. In the style of Food Network TV show “Chopped,” the chefs will be challenged

with a secret basket of ingredients, a well-stocked pantry and a time limit! Local

entertainer Chad Stevens is the Master of Ceremonies. Festivities include dinner by the

Kitchen, silent and live auctions. This event will sell out! Tickets are $100 per person at

TheWKRC.org and 434-1800. The TOP CHEF Competition is the major fundraiser to

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A monthly look at local events, meetings,

entertainment and special occasions. To submit

a listing, email bob@pasoroblesmagazine

.com, bring info to drop box at Dutch Maytag,

1501 Riverside Ave., or mail to PO Box 3996,

Paso Robles, 93447 by the 7th of each month.

Questions? Call 239-1533.


5 • Almond Country Quilters Guild – Social

begins 6:30 p.m., meeting 7– 8:30 p.m.,

Masonic Meeting Hall, 2607 Traffic Way,

Atascadero, guest speaker Rami Kim on Folded

Fabric Excellence. almondcountryquilters.org,


6, 13, 20 • Saturday Movie Nights hosted by

the Templeton Community Services District

at Evers Sports Park (38 Gibson Road) at sunset.

9/6 Despicable Me 2, 9/13 Frozen, 9/20 Tad

the Lost Explorer. Info: 434-4839, presented by

Access Publishing.

6 & 7 • Inspired Home Expo, 10 a.m. to 4

p.m., PR Events Center, 2198 Riverside Ave. PR.

7 • Main Street Movie Night Enjoy vintage

action adventure movie “The Great Escape” at

Park Cinemas, 7 p.m., tickets $10, includes popcorn

and a soda. Pajama costume contest with

awards! A Downtown Paso Robles Main Street

event. Info: 238-4103, www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.

11 • Templeton Business Expo at Templeton

American Legion Hall, 805 S. Main St., from

4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Theme is “A Salute to Our

American Heroes” since it falls on Patriots

Day and the 13th anniversary of 911. Booths,

performances, raffles, food, wine and entertainment.

Drawing for $500 shopping spree. www.


10 • Membership Mixer – Paso Robles

Chamber of Commerce, La Reyna Mexican

Grill & Sports Bar. 1144 Black Oak Drive, Paso

Robles, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Members only event. If

you’re not a member and wish to attend, contact

Julie Matthews at 238-5424. www.pasorobleschamber.com.

10 • North County Multiflora Garden Club

will meet at 1 p.m. at the Paso Robles Community

Church, 2706 Spring Street, Paso Robles.

For more information call 712-7820.

14 • Renew or Say I Do! Celebrate Paso’s

125th anniversary – 125 couples will recite marriage

vows in the gardens of the Paso Robles

Inn. 2 to 4 p.m., Reservations required, call 238-

2660. Buffet dinner at PR Inn Ballroom after

ceremony for $50/couple, $35 p/p., 1105 Spring

Street, Paso Robles.

14 • Symphony of the Vines – Impressionistic

Gems, 3 p.m. at the Templeton Performing

Arts Center, 250-0038, www.symphonyofthevines.org.

15 • Paso Robles Republican Women Federated

meets the third Monday of the month at

the Paso Robles Golf Club, 1600 Country Club

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

at 12 noon. Various speakers, guests welcome.

Reservations by Sept. 8 to 226-5620 or Julie@

adelaideadvisors.com, $20 payable at the door,

check/cash. www.prrwf.org.

18 • 3rd Annual TOP CHEF Competition

presented by The Wellness Kitchen at the

Estrella Warbirds Museum featuring 2012 and

2013 Top Chef Alex Martin of Crush Catering

competing against Jacob Lovejoy of Cass Winery

and Nick Otto of Villa Creek. Judges include

Ian McPhee, owner of McPhee’s Grill, Twin

Cities CEO Mark Lisa and Dr. Brian DiCarlo.

Local celebrity Chad Stevens is Master of Ceremonies.

Dinner by The Wellness Kitchen, silent

and live auction, 5 to 10 p.m. $100 p/p, tickets

at www.TheWKRC.org, 434-1800, Kat Breig

235-7698, Cathy Hilliard 610-2092. Proceeds

benefit The Wellness Kitchen and Resource

Center, 1255 Las Tablas Rd., Templeton.

18 • Daughters of the American Revolution

holds regular meetings on the third Thursday

of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the

Templeton Presbyterian Church at 610 S. Main

Street, Templeton. Information: Donna Cohen

227-7105, 395-0630, dmcpatriotdaughter@


20 • 17th Annual Taste of Downtown features

45 restaurants and wineries. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

City Park. Sidewalk Chalk Art - Arte de Tiza

with Paso Robles Art Assn. starts at 8 a.m. on

Pine Street. Taste tickets $25 available at Main

Street office. Call 238-4103. www.pasoroblesdowntown.org.

20 & 21 • Heirloom Tomato Festival at

Windrose Farm to benefit the Paso Robles

Youth Arts Foundation sponsored by FARMstead

ED. Pre-Festival Saturday Supper on the

20th by Salt’s Cure and cocktail chef Matthew

Biancaniello at Windrose Farm, 5750 El

Pharo Dr., Paso Robles. Evening begins with

a farm tour and toast to the PR Youth Arts

Foundation who will receive proceeds from

the event. Dinner, wine and live music finishes

the evening. Supper tickets are limited at www.

farmsteaded.com. On Sunday 9/21, festival

runs from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring tasting of over

40 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and bites

Please see CALENDAR page 60

The Wellness Kitchen and Resource Center

1255 Las Tablas Rd., Templeton

434-1800 • TheWKRC.org

The weekly Wellness Foods program offers pre-ordered

meals made with nutritious, fresh ingredients. Phone orders

(434-1800), fax (434-1885) by Sunday for pick-up the following

Wednesday. New “Take-out” lunch menu Monday

through Friday.

3, 10, 17, 24, Oct 1 • The Morning Cup of Grace – Start the

day with inspiration to empower and inspire, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Healing Tea and gluten free treats, $5 love offering.

7 • Central Coast Cancer Challenge. Visit our booth at the

Mission Plaza in SLO.

11 • Healthy Cooking for People Touched by Cancer – Quick

Weekday Meals - Free to those with cancer from the Pay it Forward

program. Caregivers, family and friends welcome for a suggested

love offering of $20/class. 5:30 to 7 p.m. RSVP required.

24 • Intro to Wellness A one-hour FREE introductory class on

the “Top 10 Changes” you can make for clean eating, understanding

the terms organic, honestly farmed and the Dirty Dozen. 5:30

to 6:30 p.m., RSVP requested.

28 • Wellness Carnival for Kids - “KIDSTOCK” - 12 noon to

5 p.m., San Miguel Park on K Street. Healthy food by The Wellness

Kitchen, info booths, workshops and resources for parents to

encourage healthy eating. Family fun and “water splash” activities.

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CALENDAR from page 59


Unless otherwise noted, call

239-0655 or email mail@

midstatefair.com for additional

events. 2198 Riverside Ave.

Paso Robles. For event websites,

visit www.midstatefair.com.

4 - 6 • Crush and Roll for cigar and

wine connoisseurs.

6 - 7 • Inspired Home Expo.

(SLO date at the Alex Madonna Expo

Center is 9/20 and 9/21).

from local chefs and purveyors. Art inspired

by the farm available for purchase. Tickets $35

pp online at www.farmstead.com. Weekend and

ala carte packages too. And camp in the apple

orchard. Join the mailing list and more info at


21 • Mission San Miguel Annual Fiesta, 12

noon to 4 p.m., 775 Mission Street. Celebrate

San Miguel’s 217th birthday with music by

Monte Mills and the Lucky Horseshoe Band

and Tres Amigos. Food, games, family fun.

Proceeds benefit the San Miguel Mission.

Info: 467-213.

21 • Santa Lucia Rockhounds, Sunday meeting,

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Templeton Park BBQ and

Auction, Pot Luck visitors welcome, for more

info visit slrockhounds.org

25 - 28 • Savor the Central Coast at the

Historic Santa Margarita Ranch. For tickets

and event info: savorthecentralcoast.com.

Presented by Sunset Magazine and Visit

SLO County.

27 • Pre-Pioneer Day Dance, 6 p.m. at the PR

Events Center. www.pasoroblespioneerday.org.

27 • Atascadero Creek Clean-up. Volunteers

needed to clean near the waterways that

are the primary source for re-charging the

ground water aquifers. Registration 8:30 a.m.,

Atascadero City Hall Parking Lot. Clean-up

9 to 12 noon. Lunch, snacks and drinks provided.

Team volunteers needed! Contact Tara

Orlick at 470-3148, torlick@atascadero.org.


28 • Wellness Carnival for Kids - “KID-

STOCK” sponsored by The Wellness Kitchen

and Resource Center, 12 noon to 5 p.m., San

Miguel Park on K Street. Healthy food by The

Wellness Kitchen, info booths, workshops and

resources for parents to encourage healthy eating.

Family fun and “water splash” activities.

Info: yessech@aol.com. The Wellness Kitchen


28 • North SLO County Concert Association

enters its 66th year by presenting the first

concert of the season featuring Habaneros,

members of the National Symphony Orchestra

of Cuba, concert and recording artists. Program

includes classical favorites and Cuban and other

Latin American compositions. Trinity Lutheran

Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso Robles.

Doors open at 2:30 p.m., concert at 3 p.m.

For spring concerts, visit www.nslocca.org.

13 • Central Coast Roller Derby - A

double header at 5 and 7:30 p.m.

18 - 20 • Central Coast Law Enforcement

Explorer Competition.

Info: www.centralcoastexplorers.com,


20 - 21 • Gun Show

26 - 28 • Wine Country Cutting

27 • Pre-Pioneer Day Dance, 6 p.m.,


28 • Bird Mart

Info: 239-2770, 237-8122.

Concerts, Night Life and Entertainment

29 • Pianetta Palooza - Last day to purchase

tickets for the October 4 Pianetta Palooza from

2 to 6 p.m. featuring live music, barrel tasting,

corn hole tournament, library pouring, BBQ,

40 – 50% off all current releases. $55 pp, $45/

club, $40/elite. Purchase before 9/29, no tickets

sold at the door. Shuttle pickups for $15 from

Holiday Inn Express, The Oaks, Adelaide Inn

and Wine Country RV. Call 226-4005, www.


6 • 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 to 9 p.m. Downtown

Paso Robles. www.artsobispo.org.

6, 20, 26 • Rockin’ the Vine at Poalillo Vineyards.

9/6 Midnight Express, 9/20 The Mighty

Croon Dogs, 9/26 Julie and the Bad Dogs. Limited

seating, $20 tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com

(login and search for band/

artist name and Poalillo Winery. Discounts for

wine club members. susan@poalillovineyards.

com. Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. 7970 Vineyard

Drive, Paso Robles, 238-0621.

11 • Wine and Tapas at the Paso Robles Inn

Steakhouse featuring Ancient Peaks Winery, 5

to 7 p.m., patio dining, live acoustic music, $18.

238-2660, pasoroblesinn.com.

6 & 20 • Saturday Live Feat at Vina Robles

Winery featuring Three Martini Lunch 9/6 and

Melody Klemin 9/20. 1 to 4 p.m., complimentary,

No RSVP needed. Wine for purchase and

tastings available. 3700 Mill Road, Paso Robles.


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 to 7 p.m., includes

cocktail and menu specials; Monday

Industry Night: 6 to 9 p.m., 20% off for all

professionals Taco Tuesday: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday

Locals Appreciation Night Happy Hour: 4 to

CLOSE; Acoustic Thursdays: 7 to 9 p.m., 9/4:

Kenny Taylor Band, 9/11: Matt Davis, 9/18:

Adam Rowland, 9/25: Steve Ploog; Saturday

Night $5 Drink Specials: 8 to 12 p.m.; Friday

& Saturday Live Entertainment: 9:30 to 11:30

p.m., 9/5-9/6: Nataly Lola, 9/12-9/13: Julie and

the Bad Dogs, 9/19-9/20: Steve Sturgis and

Roadhouse, 9/26-9/27: Pancho and Lefty.

Cancer Support


1 - 30 • Cancer Support Community

provides support, education and hope to

those with cancer and their loved ones.

Visit twcccc.org for local programs that

include support groups, classes and lectures

at the Cancer Support Community

unless otherwise noted. Regular classes:

Mondays: Yoga 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.,

1329 Spring St., Paso. Tuesdays: Tai Chi

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lymphedema Education,

4th Tuesday, 1 to 2:00 p.m., 1941 Johnson

Ave., Ste 201, SLO, Young & Young

at Heart, 2nd Tuesday, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays: Group Member Support 10 to

12 noon, Newcomer Orientation 12 noon to

3:00 p.m. Thursdays: Tai Chi 9 to 10 a.m.,

Prostrate Cancer Support, 4th Thursday 7 to

9 p.m., 1100 Las Tablas Road, Templeton,

Fridays: Grupo Fuerza y Esperanza, 1st and

3rd Friday 6 to 8 p.m. Patient Navigation

by appointment offers assistance with

managing care, insurance billing and interpreting

treatment and/or medications. The

Cancer Support Community is located at

614 13th Street, Paso Robles. 238-4411.

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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: 11:00 a.m.

Pastor Ivelisse Castellano

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

Provided as a community service by...

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

Poder de Dios Centro Familiar

500 Linne Road, Suite D

Paso Robles

Services: Thurs., 7 p.m.,

Sunday 5:30 p.m.

Pastors: Frank and Isabel Diaz

(805) 264-9322 / (805) 621-4199

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

Paso Robles Magazine

P.O. Box 3996,

Paso Robles, CA 93447,

phone 239-1533

or prmagazine@charter.net

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship

925 Bennett Way, Templeton

Service: 10 a.m.

Pastor Jeff Saylor

(805) 434-2616

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

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

September 2014, Paso Robles Magazine 61

The Pioneer Day Royalty Dinner

84 years of honoring the Heritage of Paso Robles

The Outdoor Living Lifestyle

LeftL,Marshal Ole Viborg and Queen

Dottie Reiff, and right, Queen Dottie with

attendants, daughters Mitsie Sewell

Smith and Diana Bjorklund.

Above left, Letty Rae Stockdale (Cholame Gillis Canyon), 2014 Belle

Abigail Marie Venturini (Willow Creek), Dana Christine Alpert (Bethel area/

Templeton), Katie Anne Kuhnle (Estrella) and Alicia Marie Avila (Lockwood),

and right, Pioneer Day Belle Abigail Marie Venturini and Debbie Vandergon

By Millie Drum

The El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society

hosted the Pioneer Day Royalty dinner on August

17 at the Paso Robles Inn Ballroom. Our 1st District

Supervisor Frank Mecham welcomed the guests with

his usual heartfelt appreciation for the Pioneer Day

tradition! According to Frank, “This year is a great

125th anniversary for the city. It will be an incredible

Pioneer Day as well. You know, some people make

fun of the hat that I wear for every Pioneer Day.

And I say, ‘I bet you don’t have one of these that says

Paso Robles Mercantile under the brim!”

After being escorted by his grandchildren Daniika,

Ole, Kassandra, and Karalena, Marshal Ole Viborg

was introduced by Tom Madden who complimented

Ole’s dapper Bat Masterson style of a black suit, hat

and red bow tie! While Ole is the first Pioneer Day

Marshal born outside of the United States, Madden

paid tribute to Ole’s love for this country, his contributions

and accomplishments that include the Lions

Club, Boy Scouts, the Jeansville Pump and Roblan

of the Year. Tom added, “Ole has been a trendsetter

all of his life. He mapped his course and paved it.

As a child of immigrants from Denmark, Ole honors

the customs of his homeland by giving to his community.

He loves Pioneer Day and the parade. There’s

not a day that goes by when Ole doesn’t come by the

tractor barn to see how things are going. Ole is as

American as anyone in this room!”

Queen Dottie Reiff was escorted by her husband

Al and great grandson Dylan; followed by her daughters

Mitsie Sewell Smith and Diana Bjorklund. June

Bertoni introduced Dottie; narrating a tribute to her

life with vintage photos of the Abbey, Jardine and Ormonde

families, the Estrella school in 1916, the Hi-Way

Hotel on the corner of 13th and Spring, the Jardine

ranch, handwritten notes and newspaper clippings. Al

and Dottie were married on July 16, 1994. Being a city

dude gone country (with loving persuasion from

Dottie!), Al took to the horses and ranching lifestyle.

Dottie created Reiff Ranch Arabians; lovingly raising

her beauties and riding the back country trails.

With strong roots in ranching, Dottie has been a

member of the Pioneer Day Committee for 8 years.

While she’s rather small in stature, Dottie measures

up to the “best of them” with her mighty strong will

and determination. Her friendships with ranchers,

skilled riders and wagon masters have resulted in

many of the horses, mules, mounted teams, wagons

and buggies that have been featured in past parades.

This year is especially dear to Dottie. She adds, “It is

such an honor to be the Queen on the 125th!”

Paso Robles is the center of the festivities, but Pioneer

Day wouldn’t be complete without the surrounding

areas where many pioneer families settled. These

areas are represented by the Belle and Belle Attendants

who are selected by Karen Roden and Debbie Vandergon.

The 2014 Belle is Abigail Marie Venturini of Willow

Creek. The Belle attendants are Dana Christine

Alpert, Bethel area of Templeton, Alicia Marie Avila of

Lockwood, Katie Anne Kuhnle of Estrella, and Letty

Rae Stockdale of Cholame’s Gillis Canyon.

While our community is always changing; revived

with each new generation, let us not forget that how we

lived 125 years ago still matters. When we respect our

ancestors, we feel rooted; finding ways to cherish our

heritage and assume the honor and responsibility for

keeping the tradition alive.

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