PEOPLE | EVENTS | SHOPPING | DINING | MAY 2019
Memorial Day Events
Best of the West Show
Paso Robles Wine Festival
& Wheels 11
Estrella Warbirds Museum
to Paso Robles
•Hotel & Lodging
•Arts & Events
•$354m in visitor spending
in 2017 and 3,356 direct
jobs from tourism
•Transient Occupancy Tax
(TOT) collected from hotel
and lodging stays generated
$5.7m in FY 2017-18
•TOT directly benefits
City services, parks & rec.,
and police & fire
t r a v e l p a s o . c o m
WARBIRDS, WINGS & WHEELS 11
AIRCRAFT, CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET RETURNS TO ESTRELLA WARBIRD MUSEUM MAY 11
TRACTOR RESTORATION PROGRAM RETURNS
J.B. DEWAR COMPETITION INSPIRES LOCAL YOUTHS
BEST IN THE WEST
ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT SHOW MAY 24-26
TRAIN MUSEUM IN PASO’S FUTURE?
8 Something Worth Reading
10 Through the Grapevine: Adelaida Roundup
12 Downtown Main Street: Welcome to Paso
14 San Miguel Reflections: Old Roads
16 Meghan Madsen added to Wall of Fame
26 Trains, Planes and Bombs
28 Memorial Day Events
29 Golden State Classics Car Show
30 Paso Robles Wine Festival
31 SLO Railroad Festival
32 Free Airplane Rides
33 Hoofbeat & Calendar
34 Education: SLO County Schools
By Dr. James J. Brescia, Ed. D.
36 Paso Robles City Council Report
38 Paso Adds New Firefighters to Ranks
TASTE OF PASO
40 Sip & Savor: Women in Wine
42 Borrowed & Bleu: The Ceremony
44 Business Spotlight: Heidi’s Cafe
46 General Store: Be Blessed Flannels
48 Local Worship Directory
50 Weed Abatement Reminder
ON THE COVER
Heavy Metal Reunion.
Warbirds, Wings & Wheels 10
Photo by Steven Lochen
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Fridays | 5:30-8:30pm
with food and wine pairings
6/7 Moonshiner Collective
6/14 Brass Factory
6/21 Urban Renewal Project
6/28 Ricky Montijo
7/5 Damon Castillo Band
7/12 Truxton Mile
7/19 B & The Hive
7/26 Bear Market Riot
8/2 Mannequins By Day
8/9 Celter Skelter (Beatles Tribute Band)
8/16 Carbon City Lights
8/23 Burning James & The Funky Flames
8/30 Twice Cooked Jazz ft. Hilary
Join us 1-4pm on Sundays for more FREE live music!
Jack and Dan Cimo
Wine Fest Weekend May 17-19
1 – 4 pm
Kenny Taylor • Cadillac Angels
Dan Curcio • Seth Brand
Spring Swing Series
Swing Lessons with
Tom & Christina Troxel 5:30-6:30 pm
Swing Dance 6:30-8:30 pm
Live Local Artist Paintings
Holly Beals • Dexter Smith
Don’t miss our June lineup!
Moonshiner Collective • Brass Factory
Urban Renewal Project • Ricky Montijo
Mother’s Day Brunch • May 12 • 10:30am-2:30pm
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“You have to keep breaking your
heart until it opens.”
“Raise your words, not your voice.
It is rain that grows flowers, not
“I've found in life the more you
practice, the better you get. If you
want something enough and work
hard to get it, your chances of
success are greater.”
— Ted Williams
Well, May is a big month
around here. And by
around here, I mean
around here but also personally.
I'll tell you why.
My wife and I met in high school. Actually, my friend Josh who had just
finished his freshman year at Templeton High School was explaining a bit
of what the school was like as I was transferring in from North County
Christian School as a sophomore. Hayley Hickox was on his list of girls
who dated guys out of our league.
For some reason, her name stuck out to me like a cosmic chime. Well, I
must have played my cards right in biology class with my pullover hoodie
and Shaquille O'Neal Orlando Magic jersey overtop — I think I wore that
outfit a couple times a week — because in my junior year, Hayley asked me
to the Sadie Hawkins dance and we dated for a few months. Sadly, I wasn't
ready for that level of commitment, so I had to call it off. I regretted that
for the next 13 years.
Fast-forward to May 2, 2009 when I picked Hayley up from her hotel
room in San Luis Obispo. She was visiting from Colorado for a job interview.
Her birthday was May 6. We got married May 5, 2012. And of course,
Mother's Day is May 12 this year. You can't forget May the 4th (be with
you) is international Star Wars day. The last Monday in May is Memorial
Day. May 11 is Warbirds, Wings, and Wheels 11 at Estrella Warbirds Museum.
May 24-26 is Best of the West show at Santa Margarita Ranch. Paso
Robles Wine Festival Weekend is May 16-19. May 5-11 is National Travel
and Tourism week. My sister's birthday is May 20. And there is much more.
So yeah, May is a big month around here ... like around here. So we hope
you enjoy reading the magazine as much as we enjoy putting it together.
Get outside, and enjoy the great people, places, playthings, and great natural
beauty that our home provides and the visitors that come to enjoy it with us.
Remember to slow down and smell the flowers, and don't get too bent
out of shape on the road. As traffic increases with new residents and visitors,
some of the first places we make an impression is on the roads, which can
be impersonal and sometimes a bit awkward.
The absolute best thing about about our community is the people, and
that is our body politic. Every one of us is an ambassador, and an advocate.
Each one of us has patience, kindness, goodwill, mercy, love, respect, and
gratitude of which we carry an endless supply. We do. Don't forget that.
Please enjoy this issue of Paso Robles Magazine.
If thou wouldest win Immortality
of Name, either do things worth the
writing, or write things worth
— Thomas Fuller, 1727
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The Adelaida School is the only viable public
structure that remains from the early
thriving community where schools, a general
store, a post office and dance halls once provided
the supporting social and civic structure
for homesteaders who farmed and mined in the
bucolic Adelaida hills.
Located at 9001 Chimney Rock Rd., Paso
Robles, the Lincoln School, now known as the
Adelaida School, was established in 1881. In
1917, the 1.5-acre site was purchased and classes
began. School enrollment ranged from a high of
23 students to a low of four, averaging 9.5 students
each year. The last classes were held in 1964.
Over the years the school has served as the
center of the Adelaida community. School,
polling place, Adelaida Farm Center, 4-H
meetings, Adelaida Home Center — all have
found a home at the historic schoolhouse.
Horses and riders rested and watered at this
way station as they moved their cargo from the
coast to missions and towns.
Unfortunately, the school was rapidly falling
into ruin — assisted by frequent vandalism —
and was on its last legs.
| Through the Grapevine
Adelaida Roundup Fundraises for Restoration Project
In 2003 the Adelaida Historical Foundation
formed with the intent of saving the ailing
structure. Many of the original founders
are no longer with us but others stepped up
and continued the project. The transformation
of the old school includes a new foundation,
siding, roof and windows, which has stopped
A new kitchen, patio area and heating system
have made the structure much more useable but
more remains to be done.
Your chance to participate is coming up Saturday,
May 11 as the annual Adelaida Roundup
trail ride ambles through oak covered hills
on private backcountry ranches and pristine
Those who aren’t up for the saddle can hop
on the wagon ride.
During the event, get a tour of the historic
schoolhouse and see the restoration progress
Barbecue and chuck wagon desserts will hit
the spot as all donations benefit the Adelaida
A $100 donation includes the trail ride and
barbecue. $65 includes a tenderfoot wagon
ride and barbecue. $40 includes barbecue, local
flavor, and back-hills jawing.
While you are wine tasting on Paso Robles
Wine Festival weekend, stop by the school
for some iced tea. The school will be open to
the public on Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Download form from adelaidahistory.com,
or Pick up forms at RE/MAX Parkside
Real Estate, or call 805-610-2650
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| Downtown Main Street
By Karyl Lammers
Main Street Ambassador
You “read” it and “see” it everywhere,
come Downtown and
you will “feel” it!
As your Downtown Ambassador, I am privileged
to meet so many people face-to-face who
either live locally — North SLO County —
visiting for the first time, or who come to Paso
regularly, traveling from around the world.
Paso locals are proud of this town. I meet
them daily enjoying the park, going to a favorite
restaurant or trying a new one, shopping
and commenting that because our downtown
shops are independently owned, owners have
become friends so they enjoy patronizing them.
Everything they need is Downtown and it is
an enjoyable experience. I often hear how glad
locals are that the big box and chain stores are
Large tour group busses often stop downtown
for a travel break. They have time to walk,
grab some food and do a little shopping. Of
course they love our town and plan to return
one day soon. I like the story of a Chinese
group who used the Library restroom then
entered the gift shop to gather a few souvenirs,
and even bought some “made in China.”
They tell me how inviting,
hospitable and friendly we are, they
feel at home here.
Visitors come to Paso for the wine, to visit
friends or relatives, by recommendation or by
mistake. They tell me how inviting, hospitable
and friendly we are, they feel at home here.
People have told me it has been a long time
since they walked down the street in a town and
received smiles and greetings from strangers.
Reminds me of a quote, “we travel not to
escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Welcome
to Paso Robles!
Downtown Main Street Association keeps
the Downtown City Park buzzing with events
all year long. May 4 is our 15th Annual Olive
Festival from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Come enjoy
all the festivities, fun, food, vendors and entertainment
all day long. I have met many visitors
who happen to be in town during one of our
festivals, they return every year!
We have a great kiosk at the corner of Park
and 12th streets. The brochures available there
will help you find whatever you are looking for.
Be sure to grab the purple directory for not only
the Downtown map, but the Downtown events
through September and a directory of businesses
We want everyone to enjoy our town and
all it has to offer. Remember “Take only
memories, leave only footprints.” Sometimes
you will never know the value of a moment,
until it becomes a memory. Make your memories
Welcome to Paso Robles!! I will see you
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Splash into Summer!
Paso Robles Recreation Services is ready to dive into
summer beginning Saturday, May 4 with the Super
Summer Sign-Up Party at Centennial Park from 10 am
until 1 pm. During this special day, parents will have
exclusive access to advance swim lesson registration
with the first chance to enroll in the many
group, private and semi-private lessons provided
by city lifeguard staff. Swim lessons will begin on
Monday, June 17 with four two-week sessions planned
at both Centennial and Municipal Pools. Open registration
for swimming lessons will begin in-person and online
on Monday, May 6.
During the Super Summer Sign-Up Party,
aquatics staff will be on hand to help parents
select the perfect lesson for their little
swimmers. The event will also feature free
face painting, a summer preview of camps
and classes with special activities presented
by recreation instructors and one-day only
discounts on summer registration (excluding
swim lessons). Swim lesson participants will
receive a free one-day public swim pass with their
Community members can kick-off the summer swim
season this year during a FREE Family Swim Night
event on Saturday, June 15 from 5 to 7 pm at Centennial
Pool. During this special party, the entire family
will enjoy free entrance into the pool, games with the
lifeguards, refreshments, demonstrations of the
summer aquatics programs and more.
In addition to swim lessons, summer aquatics offerings will
include the return of the popular Aqua
Jam water workout, SKWIM (a
fast-paced water disk sport),
daily lap swim (Monday
through Friday) and the return
of the REC Swim Team.
Two new summer aquatics
events will be offered this
season for your little
swimmers to enjoy
including a Mermaid
Magic pool party and Shark
Day at Centennial Pool.
Mermaid Magic (Saturday, June 29 from 1-4 pm) will have
you believing in mermaids (if you don’t already)! During
this magical event mermaids will be splashing in the pool,
playing mermaid games, posing for photos and enjoying
shaved ice frozen treats. All mermaid participants will
receive their own mono-fin tail.
FREE Family Swim Night
Join the pool staff to take a bite
out of summer fun during Shark Day
on Saturday, July 13 from 1-4 pm. Be on
the lookout for shark fins during this
Jawsome July pool party that will include
special treats, games, inflatables and of course
SHARKS! All registered participants will receive a
shark fin to keep. Mermaid Magic and Shark Day
are offered at a special pre-registration rate of $15
(through June 28) or $20 at the door. Admission
includes one child and a guardian (age 18+).
Registration for all summer classes and camps (excluding
swim lessons) begins on Wednesday, May 1. For a
complete listing of all
summer recreation activities,
look for the Paso
Robles Recreation Guide
arriving in your City water
bill during the first week of
May. For more information
about all summer
activities, camps, lessons
and leagues visit
or contact Recreation
Services at (805)
| San Miguel Reflections
By Lynn Barbie Schmitz Butz
Well before the advent of the railroad in
1886, rough roads crisscrossed the North SLO
County as the pioneers arrived and settled. One
major thoroughfare ran westward from the Estrella
Plains to the Nacimiento ranchland. The
road came to San Miguel on the southern end
of town from what is now North River Road.
It wound down the bluff to the river, across an
“Arizona crossing,” then up to and continuing
past the Mission. It was likely the road to
Mission San Antonio and a much more direct
route than today.
Stagecoaches, the main source of public
transportation, and mail riders traveled north
and south between San Luis Obispo and
Monterey. And as the state grew, need for a
highway system was increasing. According to
Nathan Masters’ 2013 article “How El Camino
Real, California’s ‘Royal Road,’ was Invented,”
Highway 101 was one of the first of several
long-distance highways through the state.
In spite of being also referred to as “The
King’s Highway,” it does not follow the route
which originally connected the 21 California
missions from San Diego to Sonoma. Construction
of the highway was authorized in
1910; however, it was not completed until
mid-1920 and was designated Highway 101
by the state legislature in 1925. It ran through
cities and towns, often as the main street.
Built in 1915, the highway from Paso Robles
to San Miguel followed along the river. In
early accounts, after passing the Caledonia
Adobe, it curved to run behind the mission
and likely connected with the old road leading
west. We have not found specific information
about when that highway was re-routed to the
front of the mission but by the 1940s it ran
straight through town parallel to the railroad.
In 1930 the state decided to rebuild the
highway right through the Caledonia Adobe
which had been purchased in 1923 by Charles
F. Dorries. He had cleaned and restored the
dilapidated building, opened a real estate office,
created a historical museum, and planted
a large orchard. Dorries and others in San
Miguel successfully fought off the challenge
and the new, two-lane road was re-routed to
the west side of the buildings. Then, in the
early 1950s, to build the four-lane highway
we have today, the state once again demanded
land from the Caledonia, reducing the acreage
but sparing the buildings.
As the highway bypassed the town, the old
adobe buildings were abandoned to decay but
restored by San Luis Obispo County as a park
in the 1960s. Today, a piece of the 1915 cement
highway is still in place in front of the historic
building where the Friends of the Adobes
maintain the Rios-Caledonia Museum.
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IS WOMEN’S WALL OF
Paso Robles woman selected for her service
with Transitions-Mental Health Association
Inspirational, energetic, passionate
— these are just a few words coworkers
of Meghan Madsen used
when talking about her dedication
to her work as Program Manager of
Wellness Centers and Education for
Transitions-Mental Health Association.
Now, after being honored as a
2019 Women’s Wall of Fame award
recipient, Madsen and her team of
professionals are eager to share this
important work of bringing mental
wellness into the spotlight.
The announcement happened
at the 6th Annual Commission on
the Status of Women SLO County
Women’s Wall of Fame Luncheon,
held at the Madonna Inn. Honored
as a finalist and top nominee in
the Service category, her photo is
now displayed on the Women’s Wall
of Fame in the SLO County Government
“To even be nominated with
all of these amazing women was
overwhelming,” Madsen said. “Then,
to be chosen as the award recipient
in the Service category was nothing
short of astonishing to me. This has
been a once-in-a-lifetime experience
that has me feeling inspired and
driven to give back even more. Being
honored and recognized for the work
I am so passionate about has re-ignited
the fire within and I am moving
forward with thoughts of, ‘What else
can I do?’ I want others to feel noticed
and validated and I want to be part of
making that happen.”
TMHA Arroyo Grande Wellness
Center, Safe Haven Assistant
Supervisor Hilary Lawson nominated
the award. Lawson
shared, “I have been
so impressed with
how much effort
puts into this
community. She is
of this award;
she works non-stop
to help others. It is
almost like Meghan
— she is a mental
wellness warrior in
Nominees for the
award must demonstrate
service to the community during employment
in a service profession and
live/work in SLO County. Madsen
oversees three Wellness Centers in
SLO County, conducts mental health
education presentations and training
and runs support groups.
“The depth of her understanding
of and commitment to the mission
and clients of TMHA is one of her
By Meagan Friberg
Photo by Dennis Eamon Young
THIS HAS BEEN A
EXPERIENCE THAT HAS
ME FEELING INSPIRED
AND DRIVEN TO GIVE
BACK EVEN MORE.
said Barry Johnson,
of Education and
along their journey
of recovery. She is
and a truly special
degrees from Cuesta
and Sociology. She
has worked with
TMHA for 10
years, and holds certificates as a Crisis
Intervention Trainer and QPR
Trainer (Question, Persuade, Refer)
for suicide prevention. She and her
husband, Joe, the TMHA Division
Director of Housing and Support
Services, have lived in the area since
2012. Together, they are the proud
parents of a young daughter and two
“Joe and I love this community,”
she said, “and have worked tirelessly
to ensure there are services in Paso
Robles, where we live. We desperately
see the need for our community to
have mental health, crisis, and housing
“Easing someone’s suffering and
watching the beauty that arises when
people connect with one another is
what motivates me to contribute to
our community,” Madsen added.
“Imagine everyone in the community
having the skills to support someone
experiencing a mental health crisis.
By accepting this award on behalf of
the people at Transitions — everyone
who works at our agency, all of our
clients who work tirelessly every day
— I just hope to shine the light on
what we do.”
to partner with
bring light to
Mental Wellness during Mental
Health Awareness Month in May.
A nonprofit organization serving
San Luis Obispo and North
Santa Barbara Counties, TMHA is
dedicated to eliminating stigma
and promoting recovery and wellness
for people with mental illness
through work, housing, community
and family support services.
For more information,
see www.t-mha.org or
The SLO hotline is
confidential, free, and available
24/7 at 800-783-0607.
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By Meagan Friberg
Photo by Steven Lochen
11 th Annual Event Showcases
Military Vehicles, Planes, BMX Stunts,
Displays, Classic Cars, Kids’ Zone,
Swap Meet, Food, Drink, And More!
There truly is something for everyone at Warbirds, Wings,
and Wheels 11, taking place on Saturday, May 11 on the
grounds of the Estrella Warbird Museum in Paso Robles.
More than just an air or car show, this annual event with a
festival atmosphere is chock full of exciting activities and
plenty to do and see for the entire family.
“This event is for kids of all ages, from the little ones all
the way up to the grandparents,” said Carol Verstuyft,
WWW11 coordinator. “Youngsters will enjoy our Kids
Zone with bounce houses, face painting and, new this year,
the StuntMasters BMX with amazing stunts and jumps to
keep the crowd engaged. We will also have a swap meet,
vendor fair, live music, raffle prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and
expanded food court. Warbirds, Wings, and Wheels is a
spectacular event with so much excitement going on!”
All museum buildings will be open throughout
the day. Families are encouraged to
browse through hundreds of displays, situated
inside and outside, with many in chronological
order thanks to Curator Jill Thayer.
“Recently, we installed a 27-foot digital
mural of C-47s with paratroopers landing in
Normandy to honor those who served, and
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Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber, a WWII C-47 owned
by the Gooney Bird Group that is a featured display
at the museum,” Thayer said. “The aircraft is
participating in the 75th anniversary of D-Day
in Normandy this summer and will travel across
the U.S. and abroad in air shows and displays.”
See new aircraft onsite, dozens of military
planes and vehicles, vintage cars, tractors, and
more. The Woodland Auto Display recently expanded,
gaining an additional 3,700 square feet
for cars and memorabilia.
Fly an F/A-18 “Hornet” flight simulator, with
a 4K screen, or take photos of the kids on a tank,
a bumper car they can sit in, and a quarter-size
midget car inside Woodland Auto Display.
This year marks JB Dewar and The Tractor
Restoration Education Program’s first time
being part of Warbirds, Wings, and Wheels.
“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity
to display our tractors and see all of
the amazing features that are displayed at the
event,” said Rachel Dewar, Tractor Restoration
Education Program Coordinator. “We will have
a handful of tractors from past and current contestants
as well as their record books to display
all the hard work that goes into their projects.
We hope you get the chance to stop by and honor
our contestants on a job well done.”
Paso Robles native John Parker and his fellow
riders will thrill the crowd with the Stunt
Masters BMX Impact Show during three
“Our show is fast, action-packed fun but we
definitely leave the kids with a positive message,”
Parker said. “They’re going to take something away
from the show and we want it to be a good vibe.
We also talk about safety because we don’t want
the kids to go out and try any of these crazy stunts;
we want them to have fun without getting silly.
It’s mostly about getting out, doing things kids like
to do, and being the best at it they can be.”
The StuntMasters shows are interactive with
the entire crowd involved in these world-class
“We want to hear everyone yell, scream, and
get behind us, but we also do fun trivia quizzes
and get volunteers to name tricks for us,”
Parker said. “Come on out and interact with the
StuntMasters at the Warbirds Museum!”
Be sure to bring your earplugs for Cacklefest!
Get up close and personal with historic vintage
dragsters — many front-end with drive shaft detached
— and thrill to the cackle of their engines!
“It really is quite a thrill for people to see these
nostalgic dragsters,” said John Husmann of the
Throttle Merchants Car Club. “The majority
were raced in the early to mid-1960s and were
used in a lot of movies during that era.”
Referring to their appeal as, “taking a step
back in time,” Husmann said the excitement
surrounding the machines is truly contagious.
“Us gear heads really enjoy all the excitement
and the running of the cars,” he said. “Really, everyone
Among the many cars on display inside the
Woodland Auto Display and on the grounds will
be Bill Maropulos’ 1923 Model T, this year’s poster
car. A highly-modified hotrod, the shiny burgundy-maroon
vintage replica is an attention-getter.
“I drive this car almost daily, so it didn’t start
out as a competition car,” Maropulos said. “But,
I have to tell you, it’s so much fun to bring it out
Maropulos enjoys talking with people about
how he built his unique car. One of the biggest
draws, he said, is the engine; it’s not built in the
traditional manner but with many handmade,
“I’m excited about bringing this to Paso Robles
and talking with people who appreciate what
goes into building an engine and a replica car,”
he said. “Car shows are great; there is something
for the whole family. Different cars appeal to different
people, so it’s fun to see all of the cars and
the reactions from everyone.”
A raffle for a Tour for Two to Jay Leno’s Garage
and an overnight stay at a hotel in Burbank
will be drawn at the awards ceremony. Tickets
will be available all day during the car show.
On the aviation side, WWW11 will have
some extra airplanes on static display including
two large firefighting planes from Cal Fire. In
addition, several privately owned vintage warbirds
will be onsite.
The Estrella Warbird Museum Plane Captains
will be in and around the aircraft displays to assist
and answer questions. Brad Eaton, an F-18
simulator instructor, displays his antique aircraft,
a Stearman PT-17, at the museum. He is a volunteer
advisor to the Estrella Warbird Museum
High School Aviation Club, promoting interest in
aviation vocations and conducting lunch clubs at
Paso Robles School and Templeton High School.
“Both form the Estrella High School Aviation
Club, which promotes motivation through field
trips, guest speakers, and community service,”
New aviation displays at the museum include
a P-2V aircraft, now on permanent display next
to the C-47. After serving as a U.S. Navy sub
hunter, it was converted to a contract fire bomber.
“We also just received a beautifully restored
1936 42hp J-2 Piper Cub, which is currently in
our main hangar and will eventually be hung for
permanent display,” Eaton said.
In addition, the restoration department just
completed renovation of the museum’s Huey
helicopter which is now sitting with two other
restored helicopters on display.
With expanded parking, there is plenty of space
for visitors. Keeping the costs family-friendly, the
entrance fee per person includes free parking!
Be sure to bring your appetite and some cash
as there will be plenty of vendor offerings in the
food court. The popular Firestone Walker Brewing
Company Beer Garden returns and craft
vendors will be situated nearby.
“We gear the entire Warbirds, Wings, and
Wheels show for families,” Verstuyft said. “And
we like to get the younger generation involved
in the military history so they understand how
our freedoms come with a price. There are a lot
of things that have changed and happened over
the past few years because we are always growing
and expanding! For those who think they’ve seen
everything we have, I would encourage them to
come out and take another look.”
Estrella Warbirds Museum Hangar One
May 10 • 6 to 10 p.m.
Enjoy dinner and dance to the foot-stomping
tunes of Central Coast icon Monte
Mills and his Lucky Horseshoe Band.
Limited to the first 250 ticket-buyers
8 and 10-person table discounts
Beer and wine available for purchase
RSVP to 805-286-5566 by midnight, May 7
or go to ewarbirds.org for more info
Monte will be back on Saturday to provide
live music during the car show!
Estrella Warbirds Museum
4251 Dry Creek Road, Paso Robles
Saturday, May 11 • 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*pre-registration required for swap
meet vendors; no drive-ups; no dogs
*museum buildings open at 10 a.m.
$5 suggested donation, free parking
and entrance to all museum displays
Kids 12-under & active duty military FREE
For more information, call 805-286-5566
or see ewarbirds.org
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May 2019 The Story of Us | 21
BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY TO
By Meagan Friberg
ead on out to one of the most
family-friendly celebrations in
San Luis Obispo County this
Memorial Day weekend as
the Best of the West Antique
Equipment Show rolls into the Historic Santa
Margarita Ranch. Hosted by the Paso Robles
Pioneer Day Committee and Rossi Foundation,
this not-to-be-missed annual event happens Friday
through Sunday, May 24-26, and showcases
the heroes and history of America with parades,
activities, food, music, and more.
In addition to the historical and patriotic
aspects, this popular event is just plain fun! A
precursor to the now-annual show took place
in 2010, according to Founder Tom Madden.
It was so well-received by the community that
organizers decided to make Best of the West
happen yearly starting in 2015. Proceeds from
the event help fund the annual Paso Robles Pioneer
“We have daily parades and a tremendous
children’s play area, food and drink vendors, and
much more,” Madden said. “This event is Americana
in every sense and we want the younger
generation to understand what Memorial Day
In addition to the historical
and patriotic aspects,
this popular event is just
Held intentionally on Memorial Day Weekend,
Best of the West not only features antique
tractors and equipment, planes, trains, horses,
and automobiles, it is a patriotic event as well.
Fallen service members are honored each day
at noon with a flag salute, and there will also
be speakers, music, and flyovers from Estrella
Warbird pilots, present to pay tribute. Families
are encouraged to arrive earlier than noon to be in
place before the tributes begin.
Be sure to stop by the extensive display of
military vehicles. Gary Hanes organizes this
portion of Best of the West. He first became
involved when Madden saw his 1941 Dodge
“That really sparked his interest,” Hanes said.
“He asked if I would be interested in riding
herd on the military portion of the show and
the rest is history.”
The 2019 show will include plenty of Jeeps,
Weapon Carriers — all four-wheel drive, some
armed and some not — and more. Most of the
vehicles displayed are from the WWII era and
Korea, according to Hanes.
“So much was produced in the relatively short
duration between those two wars,” Hanes said.
“With Vietnam, we get mostly big trucks, but
a lot of the smaller stuff and armor was left in
the country for our allies. Two major problems
exist on getting military vehicles to a show. They
either have to be driven and they are not very
reliable for 300-400 mile trips, or they have to
be trailered and not everybody has the equipment
to haul 25 to 50 tons.”
Volunteer and Board Member Ashely Boneso
oversees the Kids’ Corral, ensuring there are
plenty of activities to keep the entire family entertained
and involved. Kids can try their hand
at roping, participate in pedal tractor races, bob
for apples, and enjoy cotton candy. They might
like the John Deere teeter-totter, and they can
get the wiggles out while playing in the giant
sand pile and tire-climbing gym or participating
in a scavenger hunt.
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“You can quite literally spend the entire day
at Kids’ Corral,” Boneso said. “Bring your kids
out and let them be a cowboy or cowgirl for
the day; it’s like taking a step back in time. We
are located right next to the barbecue area, so
it’s convenient for families to have lunch nearby
and let their kids explore.”
Bring the youngsters to experience gold panning,
a Farmers’ Market stocked full of fresh,
local fruit and veggies, and self-paced stations
showcasing vintage water pumps, grain buckets,
butter making, and more. In addition, a local
train club sets up tables filled with model trains
and tracks — always fun for kids of all ages.
Displays and exhibits over the years have
included tractors, vintage farming equipment,
steam and gas engines, fire trucks, and
classic automobiles and motorcycles. In addition,
see antique trucks and trailers from the
farming, ranching, logging, and construction
industries. Always popular with the younger
crowd, the “original tractors” — horses and
mules — are often accompanied by wagons,
carts, and plows.
Find information about volunteering, forms
for exhibitors, vendors, RV & camping registration,
dinner tickets, golf cart rentals, and dog
rules at bestofthewestshow.com.
The steam-powered Pacific Coast Railroad is
another favorite at Best of the West. Following
a narrow-gauge loop around the Santa Margarita
Ranch headquarters, it allows for wideopen
views of the surrounding meadows and
mountains. There are three engines and four 5/8
scale passenger coaches from the Santa Fe and
Disneyland Railroad, dating back to the 1950s.
“We are really ramping up the blacksmith
display, grain threshing, hay booming, and
showcasing more of the old-time farming
techniques,” Madden said. “A big portion of
the show is the school field trips that happen
on Friday. We set up various stations and the
kids get to see history in the making. It allows
them to see just how the crops are grown and
harvested that later end up in stores as the foods
they eat. It’s fascinating for these kids and they
love bringing their parents back to the show on
Saturday and Sunday to experience it as well.”
ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT SHOW
AT THE HISTORIC SANTA MARGARITA RANCH
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND • MAY 24 – 26 • 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.
General admission, day pass, $10 • Weekend pass, $25
FREE admittance for active duty military in uniform
FREE admittance for children ages 10 & under
Join together to celebrate the heroes and history of America
For information or to purchase tickets, see bestofthewestshow.com
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Tractor Restoration Program
By Mark Diaz
program coordinator, said that there the number of participants. reer as a diesel mechanic by attending
the Caterpillar Service School
Since 2001, the J.B. Dewar, Inc. are numerous local businesses who “We accept as many people who
Tractor Restoration Program lend their support to the participants.
want to restore a tractor,” Dewar and felt that the program was a
has helped promote ingenuity, hard
work and determination in Central
Coast youth. The program not only
encourages budding entrepreneurs
to learn the logistics of record keeping,
the importance of time management
The JB Dewar program directly
reflects the requirements of the
Chevron Delo Tractor Restoration
Competition, so if the student wishes
they can compete on a national level.
said. “We love it, the more people
Kyle Sorrow, a senior who has
restored two tractors in two years
— a 1948 Farmall Super A and a
1958 Farmall 460 — said he first
Casey Havemann, a sophomore
who worked on a 1951 Farmall Super
C, became interested through
his brother’s involvement when he
made the cut in the Chevron Delo
and the value of sweat A major difference from the Chev-
became interested in the program contest in 2017.
equity but also offers cash prizes up
to $4,000 and all participants retain
ron program is that it only accepts 12
entries whereas Dewar does not limit
from his friends’ participation.
He also plans on furthering his ca-
“It was more fun restoring a
tractor than playing sports for me,”
the rights to their tractors.
Any high schooler living
in San Luis Obispo or Santa
VIEW THE TRACTOR PROJECTS
Barbara Counties are welcomed
to participate in the
Tractors will be on display at the Warbirds Wings and Wheels
Car Show and Swap Meet happening Saturday, May 11 from
competition. For those who
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Estrella Warbird Museum, located at
do not have access to a dilapidated
tractor, JB Dewar
4251 Dry Creek Road in Paso Robles and the Best of the West
Antique Equipment Show Friday through Sunday, May 24
company will provide a tractor
free of charge as long as
– 26 at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch. The tractors are
displayed at the Mid-State Fair each year. People can also
the participant signs a contract
promising to finish the
see them annually at the Paso Robles Pioneer Day Parade.
Casey Havemann with his 1951 Farmall Super C
restoration. Rachel Dewar,
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Business owner and former
Cal Fire Captain Lisa Marrone
wants Paso Robles to
have a train museum and
a disaster preparedness
donates proceeds for disaster
preparedness. Marrone explained
that instead of saving one person
at a time she could create an educational
and entertaining experience
that could help people to be ready
when a natural disaster strikes.
By Mark Diaz
at 800 Pine Street. However,
both sides of the building were
rented out in March. Not to be
deterred, Marrone says she is looking
for another building close to
the train tracks to host a location
or even have them on the tracks
that her ideas tend to
fall on the side of being
a bit grandiose, but that does
not hinder her enthusiasm for the
project. Her goal is to produce
a ‘Smithsonian style’ attraction
that would provide a multi-sensory
adventure. Marrone imagines
people entering the complex and
seeing a 3D silhouette of a train,
feeling the rumbling of the floor,
walking into a cloud of steam and
being able to smell the creosote
from the railroad ties. People would
get a glimpse into the past as they
hear the conversations of passengers
from long ago discussing their plans
or what brought them to the area.
“I envision where you can experience
that feeling when a
stake drives in,” Marrone said,
describing her desire to make the
production and interactive experience
that would also have educational
with the patron’s participation.
As a former firefighter, safety
and preparedness have always
been at the forefront of Marrone’s
mind. In 2011, she began The
Mobile Oil Changers, which
Her goal is to produce a ‘Smithsonian style’ attraction
that would provide a multi-sensory adventure.
Along the same lines of the train
museum, Marrone also wants the
safety preparedness attraction to
expose people to what it feels like
to be in an emergency situation.
It’s one thing to know what to
do in an earthquake, being in one
(or even a simulated one) is a
completely different thing altogether.
An ideal location for both facilities
would have been the Paso
Robles Intermodal Station, located
themselves in a converted railcar
and have the ability to travel all
Marrone is actively seeking
people from the community
to help organize and
develop her dream.
For more information,
visit Facebook pages:
Paso Robles Railroad Museum
and Paso Robles Disaster
Prep Education Center.
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Trains, Planes and Battleships
Local veteran Mike Fitzgerald toys with trains in a big way
When retired Navy Captain Mike
Fitzgerald received his first model
train, the world around him was in
the throes of chaos. The year was 1941, the place
was Pearl Harbor.
Fitzgerald’s father, William, served as Operations
Officer and had the weekend staff duty
on the USS Maryland (BB-46) on the infamous
day. William survived the attack on Pearl Harbor
and earned the Navy Medal of Commendation
for valorous actions. William served in both of
the Great Wars and when he retired from his
military career he held the rank of Rear Admiral.
William was stationed aboard the Colorado-class
battleship Maryland which survived
the Pearl Harbor attack. The USS Oklahoma
that sat outboard (farther from the dock) beside
the Maryland, capsized from being his by several
The 429 souls stationed on the USS Oklahoma
lost their lives in the assault but a brave few
survived by jumping into the fuel-burning waters
50 feet below or traversed mooring lines to the
Maryland. Mike said that despite being sunk, the
ship continued to protect the Maryland with its
ruined hull due to the shallowness of the bay.
In the wake of the attack, Mike’s mother
Marjorie relocated the family to the other side
of the island where it was “safer.” Part of the
logic of moving the family, Mike explained, involved
the fact that the Japanese had failed to
destroy key naval facilities and could possibly
return to finish the job.
By Mark Diaz
“The Japanese. when they attacked. did a very
efficient job on the naval forces that were there,”
Mike explained, “but they did not go after the fuel
dumps and they did not go after the shipyard repair
facilities, both of which played a major part
in the U.S. getting offensively involved in the war.”
Marjorie also made the executive decision to
move up Christmas to help keep the 4-and-ahalf-year-old
Mike distracted from the turmoil.
Mike Fitzgerald has created a vast rail
system that surrounds the engineer.
The train set was a gift from his uncle and had
to be assembled under the cloak of darkness, not
only for a holiday surprise but also because of
the established mandatory blackouts. Civilians
were ordered to eliminate all forms of light to
help remove reference points for enemy bombers.
Mike said that he recalled seeing pictures taken
with “Santa’s elves” hiding beneath a blanket and
assembling the train set by flashlight.
Like his father, Mike devoted thirty years of
his life to the Navy that included command of
ships in the Mediterranean, Black and Baltic
Seas and the North Atlantic Ocean until finally
retiring in Paso Robles. With the nearly constant
relocating of the military life, Mike never
had the chance to put down roots and create the
elaborate train set he wanted. It took retirement
from the Navy to finally allow Mike the time
and space to create a dedicated train system. Residing
in Paso Robles, Mike began his teaching
career in San Luis Obispo’s Mission Preparatory
High School where he taught mathematics for
18 years. He dedicated a room roughly the size
of a two car garage by his estimates to construct
an intricate model train system.
“I couldn’t really make an elaborate layout like
I have here until I retired in ’89,” Mike said.
Mike named his railway the C, K and D after
his three sons — Chris, Kevin and David.
All three contributed to the development of the
system before leaving home. Kevin and Mike
created a model of the San Luis Obispo Mission
for a school project. They designed the building
to scale so they could put it in the train system.
As one can imagine there is a slew of ways and
methods of modeling. Scale/size typically range
from the smallest from Z (1:220/.25”) to the largest
G (1:25/1.75”) which comes with their own
standard of detail and emphases. Mike still works
in the scale he first received as a gift, O Gauge
(1:48/1.25) made popular by the manufacturer
Lionel. Originally Lionel trains were also foreshortened
to accommodate for the sharp turns
on their 3-rail track. Mike’s system is an O gauge
"High Rail” layout meaning that a true 1:48 scale
is always maintained. The differences between the
two systems are generally not noticeable until the
two styles are placed side-by-side.
Model train aficionados may like to know that
Mike is a High Railer and works on a 3-Track
system, but the casual observer is automatically
drawn to the vastness of Mike’s rail system. Instead
of the typical railway placed on plywood
that a person can walk around, Mike has created
a world that can surround the engineer. There are
buses, cars and boats all depicting their own era
and way of life as the toys trains move to each
destination, and yes, there is even a Starbucks.
He has also incorporated sound chips with his
system that helps with the immersion of the experience
and now with the digital age, he can run
the whole railway from his smartphone.
“It’s a hobby that’s never completed,” Mike
said. “There’s always something to do, more to
do and more fun to have.”
Sadly, Mike noted that playing with model
trains has fallen out of popularity. He says now
there are only a handful of stores in California
that are dedicated to model trains. Train shows
are still held, but Mike said that the majority of
attendees tend to be elderly. Even his boys, who
helped build the set with their father, have not
carried on with the tradition.
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By Nicholas Mattson
emorial Day is set aside as an observation
of those who gave their lives in service
in the United States armed forces
— those who will never experience another day
of sweet freedom and the American lifestyle that
is so coveted around the world.
So often, it seems, we lose our perspective and
Memorial Day helps us regain a sense of gratitude
for what others have done for us through sacrifice.
We go about our daily lives, with opposing views,
financial and relationship stresses, comparing
ourselves to others who seem to have it a little
better or worse than we do, arguing over political,
religious, and cultural differences, and trying
to gain an edge against our neighbor so we don’t
lose our place in line… or in the pecking order.
We don’t all go to such extremes of course
but there can be no doubt the state and national
discourse, especially between major political
or religious factions, has reached a fervor that
has impacted even the most neutral parties —
almost as if the developing culture is demanding
people take sides.
The message today is quite distant from the
melodic chant of “one nation, indivisible” that
stitched two parts of the Pledge of Allegiance
together in 1892. The volume and demands of
partisanship seem to be elevating.
My great-grandfather immigrated to the
United States in 1856 from Sweden. A few years
later, the Civil War broke out — calling for even
the pacifist to choose a side. My family lived in
New York, and then Minnesota, so I’d guess we
were Union soldiers, but I have yet to discover
what extent my great-grandfather participated in
a war in his new country that broke out only five
years after his arrival to the New World.
The Civil War cost more U.S. lives than any
other war — 1.03 million died — and inspired
Decoration Day, which was renamed Memorial
Publisher’s Note: Traditions are
tricky. Like everything else, traditions
change over time — but over time
they come to appear as if they were
always celebrated in their current
iteration for their contemporary
reasons. While there is much to
be gained from this practice, it is
beneficial and edifying to recall
the origins of our traditions, lest we
forget why traditions came to pass.
Day in 1967. Decoration Day was named for the
strewing of flowers or other decoration of graves
of those who died to change this country.
So as we celebrate Memorial Day, the freedom
of our American lifestyle, our friendships
and brotherhoods, and the great country we all
love and cherish, let’s remember that we celebrate
Memorial Day because some things are worth
fighting for, and some things are worth dying for.
But let’s also recall that this day of remembrance
began because the nation of the United States of
America was divided and did not come to agreement
on issues of civil and human rights that all
people deserve — or as prescribed in the Declaration
of Independence, the inalienable rights of
“life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
All those who died, who we honor in our solemnity
on Memorial Day, died for a promise to
protect the highest ideals of citizenship ever adopted
by any nation, but we continue to evolve our
understanding and application of those ideals. In
pursuit of ulterior ideals, we still impede life, liberty,
and the pursuit of happiness but we are getting
better in a relatively short period of time — 151
years since the first Decoration Day is a blink of an
eye, and the next 151 years will go by even faster.
Remember the fallen but remember why they
gave their lives and why we decorated the first
graves as a country and remember that some who
will give their lives have not yet been conceived.
Estrella Adobe Memorial Celebration
Friends of the Adobes, Inc., will host a nondenominational
service at the Estrella Adobe
Church on Airport Road, north of Paso Robles
Airport. Traditional hymns will be sung with
accompaniment at this annual event. Quester
members will provide refreshments. Enjoy
self-guided tours through the church grounds
and old cemetery. Call 805-467-3357 or
visit Rios-Caledonia Adobe on Facebook for
Paso Robles District Cemetery
Memorial Day Program
Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m.
Paso Robles District Cemetery,
45 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles.
In cooperation with American Legion Post 50
and VFW Post 10965, the commemoration will
feature an 11 am military flyover in V-formation
by Estrella Warbird Museum’s Freedom Flight.
Guest speakers, patriotic songs, Pledge of Allegiance,
wreath laying, a closing prayer and Honor
Guard. Call Tom or Brian at 805-238-4544.
Templeton District Cemetery
and American Legion Post 220
Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m.
Ceremony at Templeton Cemetery,
100 Cemetery Road, Templeton.
American Legion Hall Post 220 will honor
local veterans in a Patriotic Ceremony at Templeton
Cemetery and Estrella Warbird flyover at
approximately 11:05 a.m. The commemoration
will be followed by a Legion Hall barbecue
(limited tickets available at the door) beginning
at noon at 801 South Main Street, Templeton.
For pre-event tickets please call Les Nye at
805-434-1402 for more information.
Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m.
The cemetery will have a commemorative
Memorial Day flyover above the Atascadero
Cemetery to honor our departed veterans at
11:09 am. The flight, in V-formation, will be
performed by Estrella Warbird Museum pilots
of the Vietnam combat era.
Atascadero Faces of Freedom
Monday, May 27 at noon
8951 Morro Road (Hwy. 41)
Atascadero, SLO County Faces of Freedom
The impressive memorial sculpture onsite depicts
an American soldier in a pantheon of
other historic military heroes. Stretched across
an open courtyard are nine, seven-foot-tall
panels that form a 70-foot-long wall. Inscribed
in granite are over 231 names of soldiers from
SLO County who died while defending our
nation. Freedom Flight will soar overhead in
formation at 12:10 p.m. Call 805-462-1267 for
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Whoo Hoo - It’s Car Time!
Friday through Saturday May 24 & 25
GOLDEN STATE CLASSICS
Cruise and Car Show
Memorial Day Weekend
By Chuck Desmond
o matter your pleasure, May has
something going on in Paso all
month long. There is sure to be an event
for you. And for sure, one of the funnest
things is the Classics Cruise and Car
Show. This is the show’s seventh consecutive
Friday night, May 24 and Saturday
the 25 th are the days for the seventh
annual Classics Cruise and Car Show
sponsored by the Golden State Classics
Car Club. Naturally, this is a family-oriented
two-day event for those of all
ages. But, before it officially begins, the
vehicles have to show up. Beginning
on Thursday and then all day long on
Friday, before the parade starts, vintage
vehicles start to roll into town. It’s just
fun to be on the sidewalks downtown
and watch them ease their way into
Paso. Here’s a secret: the best viewing
spots are around The Inn (across
from City Park) as that’s become the
de facto gathering place for the cars’
owners to get together and catch up
on their car tales while they dust the
metal to bring back the perfect shine.
Please drive extra carefully because
there are always groups of people
gathered around the parked cars and
folks sometimes spill into the street for
a better glimpse.
Later, on Friday afternoon, those
same sidewalks begin “sprouting fold-
ing chairs” to hold viewers’ spots before
the parade actually starts down Spring
Street at 6 p.m. And what a parade it
is! Just like Paso’s other parade on Pioneer
Day, this is a Paso event showing
off decades of beauty as the vehicles
“strut their stuff” while cruising. About
300 classic vehicles are going to be
in town over the weekend. The vehicles
cruise back and forth from 6 th to
23 rd streets so you can get a good look
from both sides and snap photos. Their
owners put on a great exhibition and it’s
often difficult to figure out who is having
a better time — the spectators or the
drivers. If you are into classic cars, and
even if you’re not, there are only a couple
words to use: Beautifully enticing!
Saturday, the Downtown City Park is
the place to be to see these wonderful
American memories because you can
get up close and personal to both the
vehicles and owners. Officially, from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., there is a full cadre of
classics, custom rigs, woodies, street
rods, and VWs along with their owners
to tell you about them. Marvelous
paint jobs, massive grills, real leather for
upholstery, white-wall tires, stick shifts
and AM radios. If you’re old enough to
remember, it’ll take you back. If you aren’t
of “that certain age to recall these
beauties,” one often hears, “Why don’t
they make these today?” These classics
truly display the USA dominance of
automotive engineering from “those
by-gone days.” They make you drool
and all of a sudden, before you know
it, you’ve mentally added one to your
Christmas list! Wandering through the
cars in the park, there’ll be plenty
of vehicle-related vendors, food
booths and vehicles for sale. A DJ
plays the music that’s upbeat and surfin’
for cruisin’. You’ll be busy for a while.
An important part of
the weekend event is that all
the funds raised by the car
club during the weekend go
back to local organizations.
It was back in 1986 when Golden
State Classics Car Club was started to
simply keep the memories of antique
motor-vehicles alive. The founders
also wanted to bring awareness and
restoration-knowledge that provide a
pathway for folks to learn and become
involved while encouraging them in a
club setting. GSCCC is alive, strong and
vibrant. “The Cruise” that was begun by
Russ Johnson 7 years ago as a concept
is great to have here in town. Russ is being
honored this year for doing just that.
We thank him for persevering.
It’s no accident that the club instigated
another reason to bring residents
and visitors together in Paso. The
Central Coast had rain by the foot and
our picturesque country roads winding
through vineyards and ranches provides
the gorgeous locale for driving
the oldies around. As Paso’s recognition
and reputation grow, so does the
desire for car owners to simply drive to
our pueblo and enjoy the super country
scenery to leisurely cruise and hang out.
As a logical place to gather, we, the residents
are often rewarded throughout
the year when we see an ad-hoc group
of classic autos in the area. Don’t we
always slow down to stare and smile —
probably dream just a little bit too?
An important part of the weekend
event is that all the funds raised by the
car club during the weekend go back
to local organizations. As always, Paso
is a give-back community. Our residents
know and respect Golden State
Classic Car Club because it donates a
tall stack of dollars that allow for great
community work. With regards to that,
sponsors also donate T-shirts, awards
and posters to name a few items. Last
year, donations from GSCCC went to
at least a dozen worthy causes from
school groups to scouting, our local
museums and to outreach programs.
This club is truly involved and committed
Learn more at goldenstateclassics.org.
Shawn Van Horn (805-610-8400) is in
charge of this year’s event. The club
president is Ronnie Maxwell (805-
312-2583). Paulette Pahler is club VP
and is available with information about
virtually anything (805-459-6711).
Performance you can trust!
Atascadero Chamber of Commerce
2018 Business of the Year
805-466-2218 • 5025 El Camino Real • www.glennsrepair.com
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37th Annual Paso Robles Wine Festival
Where Small Town
Meets World Class
The 37th Annual Wine Festival brings yet another episode of
Paso Robles’ signature annual wine event. Under newly-minted
Executive Director, Joel Peterson, the wine festival is
scheduled to bring you all the things you love for the 2019 edition.
It all kicks-off Thursday, May 16 with two Winemaker Dinners at The
Hatch and Thomas Hill Organics restaurants. Tickets available now.
On Friday, May 17, select wineries feature their Library, Reserve,
White/Rosé, and Futures complemented by fresh and local gourmet
bites at the RESERVE Event.
Start your morning on Saturday, May 18 with a fun and educational
Winemaker Seminar. Listen and taste along as a panel of winemakers
share their stories, behind the label. Each will feature a wine that
complements the story and personality of the story teller. Sit back,
have a sip, and enjoy the show.
Following the seminar, more than 70 wineries come together in the
Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines during
the Grand Tasting. Wineries at the Grand Tasting will be arranged by
“regions” for a seamless and focused tasting experience: Bordeaux-style,
Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style, Italian varieties, and Other
Wild Wines for your tasting pleasure.
On Sunday, May 18 and all weekend long travel beyond the Park to
enjoy wine tasting, seminars, mouthwatering BBQs, live music, winemaker
dinners, and more! Visit pasowine.com to see the more than
100 weekend events.
As a special gift from Paso Wine to Paso Robles Magazine,
readers are encouraged to use code:
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Buy tickets at pasowine.com/events/winefest.
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celebrates the transcontinental railroad
The heritage of those that built the railroads will be honored
By Heather Young
The annual San Luis Obispo
Train Day, put on by the
SLO Railroad Museum,
will be held on Saturday,
May 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Train Day celebrates the 150th
anniversary of the completion of
the transcontinental railroad at
Promontory Summit, Utah on
May 10, 1869, and when the railroad
arrived in SLO 125 years ago.
“Train Day is a commemorative
event,” SLO Railroad Museum
Board Vice-President Stephanie
Hovanitz said. “We focus on when
the railroad arrived in San Luis
Hovantiz’s husband and past
board member Karl Hovanitz said
the first train to San Luis Obispo
was southbound from San Francisco.
“This year, we’re putting a twist
on the event by celebrating the
heritage of those who built the
railroad,” Stephanie said.
Workers from Ireland and
China had a huge impact on the
railroad, so they will be honored
for making the railroad happen,
The event is a family-friendly
and open to all ages.
“I think it’s a great family
event,” Stephanie said. “Kids of
all ages love it. As adults we still
love trains. We’re all kids at heart.”
In addition to learning the history
of trains and the railroad in SLO
County, there will also be a chance
for attendees to become a member
of the museum.
“The youngest docent is 12 years
old,” Stephanie said. “He’s been a
train fan for as long as his mom can
The week before Train Day, a
presentation about Southern Pacific
arriving in San Luis Obispo in
1894 will be given on Saturday, May
4 at 11 a.m. This linked San Luis
Obispo and other coastal cities with
the railroad’s Coastline route to
Northern California. The PowerPoint
presentation will be given by Andrew
Merriam, railroad historian and SLO
Railroad Museum board member.
There will be no train rides during
the event, though Stephanie said
there will be a children’s area with toy
Model trains are on display in the
SLO Railroad Museum
trains. For those want to add a train
ride to their day, the Coast Starlight
departs the San Luis Obispo at 3:35
p.m. and arrives at the Paso Robles
train station at 4:37 p.m. There are
no trains going south after 4:37 p.m.,
though the RTA has buses running
between the Paso Robles Train Station
and SLO. To get the bus schedule
and fares, go to SLOrta.org. To
book a ticket and see fares for Amtrak,
go to amtrak.com.
Admission to the museum is $5
per visitor 16 and older, $3 for those
4 through 15 and free for museum
members and children 3 and younger.
For more information about
Train Day or the SLO Railroad
Museum, go to SLOrrm.com.
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EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION’S
Offer FREE FLIGHT Program
By Mark Diaz
On Saturday, May 18,
2019, members of the
Association Chapter 465 of Paso
Robles will offer free airplane
rides to youth from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. (weather permitting) at the
Paso Robles Airport, located at
4912 Wing Way. The aeronautical
experience called the Young Eagles
Free Flight Program, created
by the national EAA, is open to
youths between the ages of 8 and
17. A parent or legal guardian will
be required to sign a permission
form prior to the flight.
Launched in 1992, the program
strives to show children and
young adults the wonders of flight.
According to EEA, more than 2
million have taken advantage of a
free airborne jaunt since its inception.
The program also introduces
fledgling aviators to the Young
Eagles program that encourages
youngsters not only to become
pilots but also open their eyes to
the possibility of a career in the
field of aviation whether it be as a
mechanic or air traffic controller or
any number of aviation based jobs.
Former Naval Aviator and retired
airline pilot Bill Siegel offers
free flights to those interested in
joining the Young Eagles program
year-round. He and several of his
fellow EAA pilots will facilitate
the free 20-minute long flights
and happily answer any questions
the young ones toss at them.
Participating in the program
automatically allows youths to
become EAA members free of
charge until they turn 19 and
gives them access to a free online
ground school and flight training
course. They will also receive a
voucher for their first flight lesson
and the opportunity to win scholarships
that start at $5,000 to help
pay for their flight education.
For more information on
the Young Eagles program,
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32 | The Story of Us May 2019
By Bec Braitling
Equestrian enthusiasts on the Central
Coast have been lucky enough to experience
a picture perfect start to spring,
I for one am enjoying some warmer weather
after quite the winter! It’s time to work on those
biceps and grooming muscles as we finish extracting
those final layers of shedding hair off
our equine friends (which inevitably relocates
directly into my eyeballs for the rest of the day!)
There’s plenty of great local shows and events
coming up this month so be sure to check some
of them out. Now is a great time to head out
and hit your local trails, most of which are starting
to dry up a little so get out and enjoy the
beautiful spring bloom in your area.
Meet the Central Coast of
California Arabian Horse
The CCCAHA was formed by local Arabian
Horse owners to further the enjoyment
of the Arabian breed and increase the knowledge,
care, and safe use of the Arabian and
Half-Arabian Horse. The club is an avenue
for members to share their common interests
and celebrate diversity within the horse community.
The club (which is affiliated with the
national Arabian Horse Association of America)
is open to Arabian and Half-Arabian horse
owners, fans with horses of other breeds, and
people who don’t own horses. The horse world
is littered with people of many backgrounds:
the young and those with more years, the very
rich and those who save on other things to
support a horse, those with thousands of acres
and those with just one horse on an acre; together
we share the same love of the horse.
The CCCAHA invites all to join in the enjoyment
of life with horses. Many members take
advantage of the trails and beaches for pleasure
riding, either independently or throughout
the year at organized events. Trail riders
take part in competitive trail rides and even
endurance rides between 25 and 100 miles. For
many the motto is,”to finish is to win,” with
the goal to finish in better condition or in a
faster time than before. The CCCAHA provides
local Open All Breed Horse Show series
for exhibitors with a competitive spirit. These
shows have open, all breed classes for jumping,
hunter, western, halter, driving, handling, trail,
pony/very small equine, lead line, and Arabian
classes. Walk-trot classes are provided for all
ages. For more information on this fun group
and how to join visit www.cccaha.org or their
Facebook pageant catch up on all the upcoming
events including the May Trail Ride in
Cal Poly Performance
Horse Sale and Preview
The upcoming Quarter Horse Enterprise
Project and Sale is managed entirely by Cal Poly
students. This year, 27 Cal Poly horses will be in
the sale with 25 students in the class heading up
the organisation of the sale in addition to presenting
and preparing the horses. Students have
on average spent the last 4-5 months training
them for the sale, some of which have been bred
by the program in addition to some donated
horses. The goal is to produce a versatile, quiet
and talented horse that can be used for a variety
of equine activities. The proceeds from this sale
will support the equine educational programs
at the school. This is a fantastic opportunity to
support our local students who strive to better
the lives of these horses whilst learning skills ‘on
the job’, ensuring these students graduate with
the best opportunity to succeed in the super
competitive horse industry.
Calling all local horse owners!
Can you give a horse in need a loving home? San Luis Obispo County Animal
Services recently seized 33 horses and 1 mule from a situation of cruelty and
neglect in Paso Robles. The horses were all malnourished, and some were in
desperate need of medical, dental and hoof care.
After several months of good care, including veterinary care, vaccinations,
deworming, and a consistent diet to help them regain body condition, the horses
are now ready to find their forever homes.
There are many wonderful horses with good dispositions in this group, with
different breeds, colors and ages to choose from. If you are looking for your next
horse, please consider adopting one of these rescues. Appointments to see the
horses can be made by contacting SLO County Animal Services: 805-781-4400.
M ay Calendar
May 5 Doreen and Kent Gilmore Memorial
Dressage Show, hosted by CDS San Luis Obispo
Chapter at Golden Hills Farm, Paso Robles.
Traditional and Western Dressage classes offered,
Judge Brent Hicks, 8- 5pm. Visit www.
equestrianentries.com for on-line entries and
www.slocds.org for the premium.
May 11 CCCAHA Spring Trail Ride, La Riata
Ranch, Pozo Rd, Santa Margarita. Event starts
at 9am contact Ashley Dillard at jadillard@live.
com for more information.
May 11- 12 Spring Fling Schooling Show at
the Paso Robles Horse Park. Great schooling
experience and look out for added new Thoroughbred
multi- show competitions. Visit
www.pasorobleshorsepark.com for more information.
May 16- 19 Rosé in May (B rated show) Paso
Robles Horse Park, enjoy watching Medal
Finals and other great jumper classes as this
B- Show series kicks off. Visit www.pasorobleshorsepark.com
for more information.
May 19 Twin Rivers Ranch One Day Horse
Trials, Combined Test and Schooling Rounds.
Visit www.twinrivershorsepark.com for more
information. 8715 N River Rd, Paso Robles.
May 24-26 Parkfield Rodeo, V6 Ranch Parkfield
again hosts this fun event including branding,
barrel racing, roping, steer stopping, team sorting
and saddle bronc riding. Visit the Parkfield Rodeo
Facebook page for more information.
May 31- June 1 Cal Poly Performance Horse
Sale and Preview. Cal Poly State University,
San Luis Obispo. Meet and greet Saturday,
Live auction Sunday. Visit their Facebook page
for more information on the event. Saturday
preview starts at 3.30pm with the Silent Auction
and riding demos/clinic at 4:00pm. Sale
Day is Sunday, Lunch 12:00pm, Preview 1:00-
2:00pm, Silent auction closes 2:00pm, Auction
June 1, 10am-12pm Equus Coaching Demonstration
with Master Facilitators Kasia Roether
and Jutta Thoerner, in partnership with the
Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching®, in Paso
Robles, CA at the Nacimiento Ranch. No
previous horse experience (or riding) required.
Please wear closed toe shoes to the event. Each
Equus Demo Day event is designed to make
the transformative power of Equus Coaching®
not only affordable—but accessible—for all.
It’s only $25. Invite your friends and family to
join us for this fun, meaningful event. Have a
question? We’d love to hear from you. Email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call 805-
May 2019 The Story of Us | 33
North County Students at the PAC
James J. Brescia Ed.D.
When I first entered
North County classrooms
as a teacher in
the late 1980s, I observed how the
arts are part of a well-rounded education.
Arts education refers to the
disciplines of music, dance, theatre,
and visual arts. Even the early writings
of Plato emphasized the important
role of the arts in education.
I believe the arts are part of what
makes us most human, or more
complete as people. Throughout
my career, I have read, participated
in, and conducted research that illustrates
some of the many reasons
why the arts can serve to improve
learning in all academic areas.
Brain research data indicates that
“ It is so important for people at a young age to be
invited to embrace classical music and opera.”
neural systems that influence fine
motor skills, creativity, and even
emotional balance are developed
through the arts. Judith Burton of
Columbia University researched
the complex cognition and creative
capacities required in the subjects
of math, science, and language
arts. Her research linked academic
achievement and the arts (Burton,
Horowitz, & Ables, 1999).
“The arts enhance the process of
learning. The systems they nourish,
which include our integrated sensory,
attentional, cognitive, emotional, and
motor capacities, are, in fact, the driving
forces behind all other learning”
( Jensen, 2001).
My office is committed to promoting
the arts by facilitating professional
artists working alongside
local students in professional settings.
A few of the upcoming highlights
• A dedicated space for all North
County schools will be provided
at Studios on the Park to display
student art beginning this summer.
• The San Luis Obispo Museum
of Art is currently sponsoring
AWAKEN, a year-long program
celebrating art and community
expressed through the imaginative
creations of our county’s students.
• On Saturday, May 11 (Mother’s
Day weekend), Opera San
Luis Obispo will produce the first
Countywide Arts Extravaganza.
The Opera San Luis Obispo Gala
Extraordinaire will feature student
artists from throughout the county
working with Ballet Theatre
San Luis Obispo, Civic Ballet San
Luis Obispo, Opera SLO Resident
Artists Holly Banfield, Alba Franco
Cancel, and Amy Goymerac, in
addition to students from north
and south county who are involved
in school dance, choral, and instrumental
programs. The Gala is
another example of arts organizations
linking hands with education
to promote the arts. For ticket
information, visit www.pacslo.org
or call 805-756-4849.
I am proud to serve as your county
superintendent of schools and to
promote the arts.
Hands-on experience and
quality education. This is
career and technical education
at its finest.
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May 2019, Paso Robles Magazine pasomagazine.com | 35
PASO ROBLES CITY COUNCIL REPORT
Paso Looks at Housing Tourists, Warming the Homeless and Building a Tank
By Mark Diaz
The City of Paso Robles is no closer to
reaching a workable arrangement for
short-term rentals (STRs), also known as
vacation rentals. Earlier this year, the council,
facing a packed room, voted to pass an emergency
and regular ordinance concerning the
home businesses. However, the council had to
rescind the ordinances less than a month later
due to a conflict of interest from councilmember
John Hamon, who is named as a trustee
on his parent’s estate, which operates an STR.
City attorney Iris Yang stated that the matter
was brought to the council’s attention by a
The City continues to seek a workable solution
for the home operated small businesses.
The council reinstated a task force to devise recommendations
on how to balance the needs of
the community and home-based businesses.
Council members took a major step in addressing
the homeless issue. Currently,
a number of homeless people are residing in
the Salinas River riverbed. Not only is it
unsafe for a populace to live in the riverbed
due to quicksand and flooding, but they
have no way to dispose of the waste and trash
they create. Furthermore, authorities cannot
force people to vacate the riverbed (except for
emergencies) unless the City provides an alternative
Council members took a major step
in addressing the homeless issue.
To help fund the construction of a homeless
warming shelter, the City is seeking to allocate
current Public Project Funds, as well as past
ones that had not been utilized and money
garnered from the federal Homeless Emergency
Aid Program (HEAP). The Community
Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo
(CAP SLO) operatesHEAP on behalf of the
The proposed facility would be located next
to the water treatment plant and house 36 beds
and would provide year-round access to showers
and laundry facilities. Paso Cares would
provide daily evening meals and there would
be access to on-site social services, such as case
management and outreach.
The council authorized the city manager
to work with Water Systems Consulting,
Inc. in the replacement of the Main Street
West Water Tank. The tank has succumbed
to the effects of time and needs replacement,
due to lack of structural integrity it can only
accommodate a fraction of the 4 million gallons
it was designed to hold. The projected cost
to build a new tank is $297,356 and is not to
Did You Know?
The North County location of the County Clerk-Recorders office, located on the
second floor of the Atascadero Library, will be closed PERMANENTLY!
EFFECTIVE June 3rd, 2019
Notices of Completion, Mechanics Liens,
Release of Mechanics Lien, AND Estate Planning just to list a few
— all legal documents will have to be filed in the San Luis Obispo Office at
1055 Monterey Street, Suite O-120, San Luis Obispo.
They will leave a computer, with a phone to the SLO Clerks office for looking up documents. The Assessors office
and the Library will remain open, and Election business will continue out of the Atascadero location.
74,000 North County Residences and Businesses
just LOST Public Services
Your Tax dollars paid for that building and the staff to conduct business:
— MAKE SOME NOISE —
Call or email your local representatives to keep the North County location open, even If It Is only 1/2 day two days a week
Tommy Gong 805-781-5080 or e-mail: email@example.com
Debbie Arnold 805-781-4339 or e-mail: District5@co.slo.ca.us
John Peschong 805-781-4491 or e:mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicki Janssen e-mail: email@example.com
Atascadero City Council
Paso Robles City Council
DON’T LET THE COUNTY OF SAN LUIS OBISPO FORGET ABOUT THE NORTH COUNTY RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES
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City of Paso adds to Firefighting Ranks
Six new members were introduced by Chief Johnathan Stornetta
By Mark Diaz
The City of Paso Robles introduced
firefighters, bolstering its
emergency services ranks.
Fire Chief Johnathan Storenetta
introduced Kevin Conner, Emmet
Hoey, Colton Lopez, Justin Ludwig,
Casey Larson and Ben Shank
to attending loved ones, supporting
staff and city officials that filled the
Public Safety Center Conference
Room. Stornetta punctuated the
point that the City strives to hire
only the best and brightest by stating
that the seven were selected
from more than 100 applicants.
“Our goal here at the department
is to provide the highest level
of service in the most efficient
manner possible,” Stornetta said,
addressing the crowd. “To constantly
safeguard and preserve life
and property against the elements
of fire and disaster.”
Stornetta emphasized to the new
recruits that self-sacrifice is a core
quality of being an emergency services
“Doing this job you will be asked
to put aside your personal lives on a
daily basis and serve the citizens of
Paso Robles in their time of need,”
Stornetta said. “When people call
911 they do not care if your child
is home sick or if you’re missing
somebody’s birthday or if you haven’t
seen your loved ones or spouse
in weeks. All they want is for you
to respond and for you to help solve
Stornetta playfully ribbed some
of the youngest members, telling
Lopez that his parents could start
charging him rent now that he has
a full-time job and that Weber can
now stop raiding his parent’s fridge.
Paso Robles City Manager Tom
Frutchey led the new hires in the
oath after delivering a speech stressing
the importance of the action.
After the swearing in, individual
loved ones chosen by each of the
new firefighters came forward and
pinned the badge on their uniform.
Attendees were also treated to a
multimedia presentation created by
firefighter/paramedic Joel Platter
From right, Fire Chief Johnathan Storenetta,
Kevin Conner, Emmet Hoey, Colton Lopez,
Justin Ludwig, Casey Larson and Ben Shank.
that demonstrated what the firefighters
did during their five weeks
at the academy.
Firefighter Ludwig spoke on
behalf of the new hires. He
thanked the friends and family
present for all their support and
also to the department for allowing
them the opportunity to serve
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Paso Rhône Rangers celebrate
WOMEN IN WINE at Tooth & Nail Winery
By Mira Advani Honeycutt
Men remain the dominant
force within the American
wine industry but
women are making strong headway,
especially here on the Central Coast.
That was the message at the
Women in Wine Celebration,
staged at Tooth & Nail Winery’s
imposing castle on April 9 and
hosted by the Paso Robles Rhône
Rangers. The event was originally
scheduled for March, leading up
to International Women’s Day and
in celebration of Women’s History
Month noted Kim Murphy-Rodrigues,
executive director of the
Rhône Rangers national chapter. A
scheduling conflict prompted the
event to be rescheduled, making it a
celebratory pre-Mother’s Day event.
“The Central Coast has a large
number of women winemakers,
more than Napa Valley,” noted Brianne
Chase, associate winemaker at
Rabble Wine, the parent company
of Tooth & Nail Winery. When
studying wine at Cal Poly she figured
about 20 percent to 30 percent
of her classmates were women. That
number is now much larger, she said.
Winemakers such as Amy Butler
of Ranchero Cellars and Janell Dusi
of J. Dusi Wines attend these tastings
as sole owners of their brand.
However, Murphy-Rodrigues, owner
of Vigo Vineyards and a veteran
of the industry for 30 years, noted
that this particular event was also
meant to highlight women working
behind the scenes. For instance, representing
Derby Wine Estates was
Sandy Throop, a CPA who handles
finances and winery operations,
while national sales manager Stacy
Bonnifield greeted attendees at the
Eberle Winery table.
This combination of women
winemakers, winery owners and
other industry professionals represented
some 17 wineries. None of
these women pouring a wide variety
of Rhône style wines were joined
by their husbands or partnering
male winemakers (Although I did
see Hal Schmitt, founder/winemaker
of Volatus, standing behind
his wife Victoria while she offered
their 2016 Fox Three, a delicious
“Jeremy and I collaborate on all
the wines,” said Chase of Jeremy
Leffert, director of winemaking.
T&N’s parent Rabble Wine Company
produces 75,000 cases annually
of some 30 wines ranging from
Bordeaux and Rhône varietals to
pinot noir, chardonnay, albariño and
tempranillo. The four brands include
the largely distributed and affordable
Rabble wines, the popular T&N
and the two small lot, barrel selected
wines of Amor Fati and Stasis.
“But what we are known for is The
Possessor cabernet sauvignon, our
flagship Tooth & Nail wine,” Chase
said. But this being a Rhône Rangers
event, Chase offered Rhône style
wines–the salmon-tinted 2018
Rabble rosé of grenache syrah and
viognier; the 2017 Stasis viognier
redolent of fresh peach and apricot;
and the 2015 cherry-scented Amor
Paso wine women
Photo by Mira Honeycutt
The Rabble wines are produced
from mainly three ranches – Mur-
Mur Vineyard, a source for pinot
noir, chardonnay and syrah in the
Santa Maria appellation, Mossfire
ranch on Paso’s east side and the
west side estate vineyard which is
planted to cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel,
tempranillo and malbec.
Several assistant winemakers emphasized
their collaborative partnership
with a winery’s director of
winemaking usually a male.
“Jeremy is a great team player, said
Ryan Bosc of Adelaida Vineyards &
Winery’s Jeremy Weintraub. “All
blending happens together and he
waits for my opinion.”
Bosc graduated from Alan Hancock
College and worked at Eberle
and J. Lohr before joining Adelaida
Hope Family’s assistant winemaker
Samantha Taylor, now enjoying
her 10th vintage, started in the
tasting room and became a winemaker
in 45 days.
“I wanted to get a foot in the door,”
said Taylor, as she poured the Austin
Hope GSM blend (grenache, syrah,
mourvedre). Other assistant winemakers
proudly offering wine included
Lily McGlothern of ONX Wines
and Sarah Harris of Vina Robles.
There were also co-owners such
as Amanda Grindley, who co-owns
Brecon Estate with her winemaker
husband Damian. And, yes, these
wives help with the business but it
goes beyond administrative duties.
“I do all the blending,” said Angela
Mitchell, co-owner of Mitchella
Vineyard & Winery. “I planted the
vineyards,” stated Ciera Adams, who
co-owns Ledge Vineyards with her
winemaker/musician husband Mark.
Steffanie Anglim, who founded
Anglim with her winemaker husband
Steve is often mistaken as
the winemaker due to her constant
presence in the tasting room. She
even said this: “I’m the face of Anglim,
With such an amazing turnout of
female Rhône Rangers, one hopes
there will be more prominent female
faces in the near future.
The Paso chapter is affiliated with
the national Rhône Rangers and the
soiree was one of its many ongoing
events that support the organization’s
advocacy of American Rhône
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By Azurae Simone Shults Smith
The invites are in the mail, the responses
are trickling in, You’ve sent out invitations,
hired the best vendors around,
tirelessly organized Pinterest boards for every
second of the day… what’s left? The ceremony!
It’s the reason “we’re gathered here today,” right?
Surprisingly, the ceremony is usually one
of the large details that gets put on the back
burner while couples furiously plan out every
detail of their wedding reception, welcome party,
and honeymoon. The ceremony can play out
in so many ways. There are church weddings
where often times the priest or pastor will help
organize the ceremony based on the religious
guidelines of the church. In those situations,
there are set areas where you can insert personal
preferences such as readings and hymns.
The church coordinator typically handles the
couple’s communication with the church and
organizes meetings and the rehearsal.
Other options for your ceremony could include
a non-denominational, outdoor setting.
This has become increasingly popular, especially
in this area. With the many picturesque settings
such as the vineyards, live oak trees, the beach,
golden hillsides or serene meadows, couples are
drawn to the idea of being married in the sunshine.
Since some church officials will not perform
ceremonies outside of the church, couples
are leaning on the help of local officiants or ordained
friends and family members to perform
To become ordained a person can go online
to sites such as ulc.org (Universal Life Church),
register, pay a small fee and become ordained
instantly. This is a huge convenience for couples
who do not have an affiliation with a church
or who have a special person in their life who
does a great job speaking in front of crowds. The
problem with this scenario is not that the person
who became ordained won’t do a great job
but that there is now a ceremony to write. This
is where a lot of couples get a bit overwhelmed.
The ceremony is such a crucial part of the day,
it’s the official part before all the fun and it puts
a lot of pressure on couples when they choose
to pen their own ceremony.
We are fortunate to have several amazing
professionals in this area who offer services for
couples of all backgrounds and beliefs. Retired
pastors, poetic wordsmiths and edgy surfers are
some of the many personalities that couples can
choose from. The most important part of your
day, the “starting line of your marriage,” as Rick
Comstock says, should rest in the hands of a
seasoned professional. If you have a judge or
an attorney or a news anchor relative willing
to take on the responsibility of this very special
ritual then please do not pass up that opportunity
to personalize your commitment. However,
if you’re struggling to find the right fit and don’t
want to risk stumbling through your ceremony,
take my advice and hire a pro! Here are a few
local officiants to consider!
• Steve Lieberman, Smiling Vows
• Rick Comstock, A Vow
• Andy Morris Entertainment
• Tom Allen, Something True
• Olive Tree Officiating
• Father Jerry Bellamy
• Paul Howell, Marriage With Meaning
• Marlene Morris
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Say ‘Hi’ to Heidi’s Cafe Fine Mexican Food
Extended hours and expanded
menu gives fresh food a fresh face
By Nicholas Mattson
Under the management of Alex
and Maria Figueroa, Heidi’s Cafe
Fine Mexican Food in the Wells
Fargo shopping center at Spring and 6th
streets is open longer and serving more variety
— bringing more than 20 years of restaurant
experience to serve a menu of American and
“Since I was a kid in high school, I started
washing dishes in high school,” Alex said, “like
everyone else. Then I started helping prep and
learning how to cook the food.”
Learning hands-on, Alex served and learned
locally as he moved through positions within
“I worked in the back, learning to cook the
food, then I moved up front and started bussing
tables and waiting tables,” he said. “Then I
started doing the ordering and inventory.”
He spent many years in the Cambria area,
at San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill and 10 years
at the Cavalier in San Simeon, before moving
to Paso Robles.
“I moved here in 2005,” Alex said. “I worked
at the Downtown Grill, at Wilson’s, Buona
Tavola and Paso Robles Inn.”
The couple now works to establishing the
reputation of Heidi’s Cafe as a home for great
homemade meals made to order.
Recently, the breakfast and lunch spot extended
hours and created a dinner menu to
serve the demand of their regulars. Also adding
specials to the menu and making sure they pass
the taste-test of Maria.
“I learned a lot from working at restaurants
but they were not Mexican food,” Alex said. “I
learned pasta, steaks, and other American food,
but she is making great Chile verde and all the
sauces, and helping a lot with the taste.”
The current evolution includes new items,
where Maria’s taste and Alex’s experience are
forming the future of the menu.
“We started up something new, with sandwiches
and burgers,” Alex said, “and people
noticed we are not the same as the people who
were here before in this location. It worked, and
people liked the food, but they started asking
for Mexican food. So we started putting some
Mexican food on the menu. Now it is about
half and half on the menu with American and
Mexican food. One of our best dishes is the
Chile verde. It is good for breakfast lunch or
dinner. We also have a special crepe dish, breakfast
burritos and molcajete.”
The dining room can hold dozens of customers,
and the flat screen TV is ready to host the
big games for those who want to enjoy some
happy hour time or taco Tuesdays with Alex
Fine Mexican Food
Great Food – Authentic Homemade Meals!
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Tues-Sat 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sundays 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
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LOCAL GOODS REPORT
from General Store Paso Robles
POP-UP • MAY 18
that feel like a hug
So, a woman walks into a bar. Actually,
it was a store — the General Store. And
this woman seems so friendly you couldn’t
Rachel and Anna
of General Store
help but smile at her. And you notice she smells really, really good. It was
summer, but she wore this adorable, light-weight flannel that looked like
she’d been using it to snuggle up with a good book and a mug of tea
every day for five years.
“LOVE your shirt,” we told the woman. “Really? I sell them!” Three
years later, we are so happy to say that Lisa of Be Blessed Flannels is very
much a part of our store now — right up front next to the Paso T-shirts. The
uniqueness of the flannels is matched by the kindness and exuberance of
the maker. Really, what could be a better combination for a professional
partnership? Lovely products, wonderful people ... kind of perfect.
Be Blessed Flannels are pre-owned flannel shirts; each one vintage,
each one totally unique. Lisa’s shirts are triple-washed and have a distinctive,
clean smell that evokes coziness. They are soft and worn-in, just as cute
for bopping around town as they are thrown over your PJs on a cold morning.
And it’s fun to comb through the shirts and find the one that speaks
to you, knowing that no one else in the world will have the same shirt.
Lisa from Be Blessed Flannels will be at General Store for a pop-up
on Saturday, May 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. She’ll have an enormous
selection of flannels, so come check out her stock. Find the perfect one
for you or a loved one.
It’s Mother’s Day month, giving us pause to celebrate the most
important women in our lives. For many, she’s their biological mother.
For others, there are other mother figures who have nurtured, encouraged,
or been there for us. The General Store was created and is run by
moms of all kinds: Dog moms (Chewy and Lucy and Lucky and Riley),
cat moms (Henry, Charlie and Winston), a chicken mom (Danger, Sheila
and Erin), a gecko mom and even some mothers of humans. One thing
we would all agree on is that mothering in all its shapes and sizes is one
of the greatest rides there is. Cheers to every mama!
- From the mamas of General Store Paso Robles
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DIRECTORY of LOCAL HOUSES of WORSHIP
The following listing of area houses of worship is provided by the partnership between Adelaide Inn and PASO Magazine. We hope to include
all houses of worship in the Atascadero, Paso Robles, Templeton, San Miguel, Shandon, and Bradley areas. Your congregation is welcomed
to send us updates and information to make our list complete and accurate. If you have information, please send an email to publisher@
pasomagazine.com or call 805-239-1533. Please include your name, address, phone, service times, and name of spiritual leader of your
congregation. Thank you, and stay blessed.
Awakening Ways Spiritual
9315 Pismo Ave.
10 am at the Pavilion
Rev’s Frank & Terry ZumMallen
Congregation Ohr Tzafon
2605 Traffic Way
Service: Fridays, 7:30 pm
Rabbi Janice Mehring
Creston Community Church
5170 O’Donovan Road
Service: 9:00 am
Pastor JD Megason
True Life Christian Fellowship
Lockwood/Jolon Road, across
from the school in Lockwood
Service: 9:30 am
Pastor Erick Reinstedt
Heritage Village Church
At The Don Everingham Center
Service: 10 am
Pastor Brad Brown
Hill Top Christian Fellowship
2085 Gateway Drive
Service: 10:30 am
Pastor Jack Little
Oak Shores Christian Fellowship
2727 Turkey Cove Rd., at the Oak
Shores Community Clubhouse
Service: 8:30 am
Pastor Jack Little
Apostolic Assembly of the
Faith of Christ Jesus
2343 Park St
Services: Thursday 7 pm
Sunday 2 pm
Pastor Miguel Alvarado
Bridge Christian Church
Centennial Park Banquet Room
600 Nickerson Dr.
Service: 9:30 am
Pastor Tim Mensing
Calvary Chapel Paso Robles
1615 Commerce Way
Service: 9:30 am
Pastor Aaron Newman
Christian Life Center
Assembly of God
1744 Oak St.
ServiceTimes: 10:30 am
Youth Ministries: Monday 7:00
Home Groups during the week
Preschool: Christian Life Early
Pastor Guy Drummond
Christian Science Services
17th & Chestnut Streets
Service: 10 a.m. Sunday & 2nd and 4th
Wednesdays 7 pm
Church of Christ
3545 Spring St. (Corner 36th & Spring)
Service: Sunday, 11 am
Evangelist Bob Champion
Sam Hogan (310) 602-9516
Church of Jesus Christ of
1020 Creston Rd.
Service: 9 am
Missionaries: (805) 366.2363
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1450 Golden Hill Rd.
Service: 9:30 am
Pastor Dan Katches
Everyday Church North County
905 Vine St.
Service: Sunday 3 pm
Senior Leaders: Pep & Angie Robey
Family Worship Center
616 Creston Rd.
Service: 10 am
Pastor Patrick Sheean
First Baptist Church
1645 Park St.
Pastor Michael R. Garman
Services: 8:30 am & 11 am
Discipleship 10 am
First Mennonite Church
2343 Park St.
Service: 11 am
First United Methodist
915 Creston Rd.
Service: 11 am
Pastor Josh Zulueta
Grace Baptist Church
535 Creston Rd.
Service: 10:30 am
Pastor Gary Barker
Corner S. River and Niblick
215 Oak Hill
Services: 8:30, 9:45 & 11 am
Pastor James Baird
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(Just off 24th near Hwy 101
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Paso Robles, 805-238-2770
Life Worth Living Church of God
620 17th St.
Service: 11 am
Pastor Jim Wilde
1521 Oak St.
Service: 10 am
Pastor John Kaiser
Mid State Baptist Church
3770 Ruth Way
Services Sunday: 1:30 & 2:30 pm
Pastor Bruce Fore
1228 11th St (east off Paso Robles St)
Services: Sunday 10 am,
Wednesday 7 pm
Pastor Brad Alford
New Life Tabernacle
3850 So. Ramada Dr. Ste. D
Service: 10 am
Pastor Efrain Cordero
North County Christian Fellowship
421 9th St.
Services: 9:30 am
Pastor Steve Calagna
Paso Robles Bible Church
2206 Golden Hill Rd.
Service: Sunday, 10:30 am
Pastor Darren Rusco
Pastor Dave Rusco
Pastor Mark Wheeler
Paso Robles Church
of the Nazarene
530 12th St.
Service: 10:30 am
Pastor Brent Wylie
Paso Robles Community Church
2706 Spring St.
Service: 9:00 am
Pastor Shawn Penn
Thirteenth and Oak Streets
Service: 10 am
Pastor Steven Mabry
Poder de Dios Centro Familiar
500 Linne Road, Suite D
Services Sunday 4:30pm & Wed. 7pm
Pastors: Frank and Isabel Diaz
(805) 264-9322 / (805) 621-4199
Redeemer Baptist Church
Kermit King Elementary School
700 Schoolhouse Circle
Service: 10:30 am
Pastor Christopher Cole
Second Baptist Church
1937 Riverside Ave.
Service: 11 am
Pastors: Rueben Tate, Gary Jordon
St. James Episcopal Church
1335 Oak St.
Services: 8 am (Rite I)
10 am (Rite II)
Reverend Barbara Miller
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
820 Creston Rd.
Weekday Mass: M-S, 7 am
Saturday - 5 pm (Vigil)
Sunday - 8 am,
10 am (Family Mass)
12:30 pm (Spanish)
5 pm (Teen)
& 7 pm (Spanish)
Father Rudolfo Contreras
The Revival Center
3850 Ramada Dr., Ste. A-3
Service: 10 am
Pastor Gabe Abdelaziz
The Light of the World Church
2055 RIverside Ave.
Services: Everyday, 6 pm
Sundays 10 am & 5 pm
Pasor Bonifacio Robles
Trinity Lutheran Church
940 Creston Rd.
Contemporary Service: 9 am
Traditional Service: 10:45 am
Sr. Pastor Dan Rowe
Victory Outreach Paso Robles
3850 Ramada Drive Suite B3
Services: Sunday, 10 am
Wednesday, 7 pm
Pastor Jason Wilson
Bethel Lutheran Church
295 Old County Rd.
Service: 9:30 am
Pastor Amy Beveridge
988 Vineyard Drive
Pastor Roy Spinks
Services: 10:30 am & 6 pm
Central Coast Center
for Spiritual Living
689 Crocker St.
Service: 10 am
Rev. Elizabeth Rowley
Ride For the Brand Ministry
401 Main St.
Service: Thursdays, 7 pm
Pastor Mike Mosby
Praise & Worship
206 5th St.
Service: 10 am
Pastor Vern H. Haynes Jr.
First Presbyterian Church
610 S. Main St.
Service: 10 am
Reverend Charlie Little
Higher Dimension Church
601 Main St.
1st Sunday: 1:30 pm
2nd - 5th Sundays 12:30 pm
Pastor Charlie Reed, Jr.
Life Community Church
3770 Ruth Way
Service: 9:30 am
Pastor Keith Newsome
Solid Rock Christian Fellowship
Assembly of God
925 Bennett Way
Service: 10 am
Pastor Jeff Saylor
Seventh-day Adventist Church
930 Templeton Hills Rd.
Services: Saturday 9:30 & 10:30 am
Pastor Zac Page
Vineyard Church of Christ
601 So. Main St.
Service: 10 am
Evangelist: Steve Orduno
Vintage Community Church
692 Peterson Ranch Road
Services: 9 & 11 am
Coaches: Aaron Porter,
Iglesia Fuente De Agua Viva
301 13th St.
Services: 10 am & 7 pm
Pastors Jorge & Maria Alvarez
Mission San Miguel Parish
775 Misssion Street
Weekday Mass: 8 am
Saturday: 5 pm English (Vigil) &
6:30 pm Spanish (Vigil)
Sunday: 7 am, Noon & 6 pm (Spanish)
Father Eleazar Diaz, OFM
Shandon Assembly of God
420 Mesa Grande
Service: Sunday 10:30 am
Pastor Keith Richards
Pastor Jim Mei
Hispanic Service: Sunday 5pm,
Thursday 7 pm
Pastor Mauro Jimenez
P.O. Box 3996
Paso Robles, CA 93447
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2019 Fire Season Begins
Templeton Fire Department issues urgent directive for
By Melissa Chavez
It’s no secret that spring has sprung an
abundant “super bloom” of dormant flowers
and plants throughout San Luis Obispo County.
Courtesy of abundant rain, ample new growth
also means fire danger when temperatures soar
quickly to triple digits.
Templeton Fire and Emergency Services
urges everyone to exercise weed abatement as
one of their first defenses in keeping properties
safe from wildland fires. This includes controlling
weeds, grasses, dead trees and shrubs.
“We have enjoyed a tremendous amount of
much-needed rainfall this year, but with significant
rains come very thick, tall annual grasses,”
said Fire Chief Bill White. “Those grasses have
grown fast and will create a severe fire hazard as
we approach the summer months. So, it is critical
property owners keep the grasses mowed.”
Chief White added that anything that is
woody and/or dry are considered nuisance
materials, as they are more likely to combust.
When properties are mowed, it not only slows
the spread of vegetation fires, but also gives the
fire department a chance to keep those fires small
and minimizes danger to their own properties.
Weed abatement helps protect their neighbors’
Residents and property owners within the
Templeton Community Services District boundaries,
including yards and lots, are reminded annually
that by May 1, properties must be cleared
of all combustible vegetation such as dead leaves,
weeds, brush, and tree limbs. Everyone is also
asked to remove excess trash, wood or other
combustibles from their property to eliminate
potential fuel sources if a fire were to start.
KEY WEED ABATEMENT
• Do not mow after 10 a.m. if the temperature
exceeds 80 degrees.
• Mowers must be set at a maximum height
of three inches unless conditions require a
Templeton Fire Chief Bill White
Photo by Melissa Chavez
• All equipment used for abatement work must
be equipped with proper spark arresters,
• Property owners are responsible for weeds from
the center line of the public road and through
their entire property.
• Properties may need to be cut several times
due to the recent and significant rain.
Everyone in San Luis Obispo County is also
encouraged to follow suit and make ready their
properties from May through October.
Call Chief Bill White during business
hours at 805-434-4900.
A Beautiful Face................................ 27
Adelaide Inn Worship Directory...... 48
Adrienne Hagan............................... 44
AM Sun Solar.................................... 17
American Barn & Wood.................... 49
American Riviera Bank..................... 14
April Price Yoga................................. 41
Avila Traffic Safety............................. 21
Awakening Ways.............................. 32
Black Cat Bistro................................. 31
Blakes True Value.............................. 37
Bob Sprain Draperies....................... 39
Bridge Sportsmen’s Center.............. 45
Brooklin Oaks Pharmacy.................. 15
California Mid-State Fair.................02B
CalSun Electric.................................. 47
Central Coast Medical Aesthetics..... 43
Cheri York.......................................... 09
Cider Creek Bakery........................... 43
City of Paso Robles-REC................... 13
Community West Bank.................... 04
Concerts in the Park.......................... 30
Connect Home Loans....................... 41
Country Florist.................................. 50
County Office Closing...................... 36
Creston Village...................... 43,45,47
Dr Kaitilin Riley DDS......................... 42
Dr. Chalekson................................... 41
Dutch Maytag................................... 21
Equine Experience........................... 27
Frontier Floors................................... 50
Gallagher Video................................ 45
Gallegos Garage Door Service......... 49
General Store.................................... 46
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Harvest Senior Living....................... 39 Lube N Go......................................... 27
HDH Construction............................ 47 Main Street Animal Hospital........... 12
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Hearing Aid Specialists.................... 03 Natural Alternative........................... 35
Hearing Solutions............................ 46 Nose to Tail........................................ 49
Heather Desmond............................ 15 Nautical Cowboy.............................. 27
Heavenly Home Paso....................... 42 Odyssey World Cafe......................... 30
Heidi’s Cafe Fine Mexican Food....... 44 Optometric Care Associates............. 18
His Healing Hands........................... 31 Pacific Trust Mortgage...................... 11
Inter City Electric............................... 15 Paradigm Advisors........................... 44
J. Scott Reneau Insurance Agency... 38 Paso Food-Coop................................ 11
Paso Petcare...................................... 10
Paso Robles Golf Club...................... 43
Paso Robles Insurance..................... 49
Paso Robles Safe & Lock................... 45
Patterson Realty................................ 11
Perfect Air.......................................... 10
Pioneer Day - Best of the West......... 52
PR Chamber of Commerce.............. 39
PR District Cemetery........................ 49
PR Handyman.................................. 38
PR Waste........................................... 51
PR Youth Arts Foundation................ 37
Red Scooter Deli............................... 38
Robert Fry, M.D................................. 32
Señor Sanchos.................................. 17
SLO County Office of Education....... 34
Stove & Spa....................................... 25
Superbird’s Easter Egg Hunt............ 02
Susies Dog Grooming...................... 37
Sweet Zulu Bakeshop....................... 10
Ted Hamm Ins.................................. 15
Teresa Rhyne Law Group.................. 37
The Art Works.................................... 37
The Laundromat by Swish & Swirl... 27
The Loft.............................................. 46
Thomas Hall CBD.............................. 10
Thomas Hill Organics....................... 35
Tooth & Nail Winery.......................... 07
Travel Paso...................................... 02A
W. Wicks Finish Carpentry................ 27
Ward Custom Construction............. 16
Western Janitor Supply................... 17
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Organics (Green Container)
weeds with a minimum of soil
all cooked and uncooked food including
meat, fish, fruits, and vegetables
dairy and egg waste, including shells
coffee grounds and tea leaves
Not Accepted Items for the Green Container:
All paper or plastic products, including
compostable plates, cups, utensils, plastic
bags, pizza boxes, coffee filters, liquids, oils,
grease, diapers, and animal waste.
Food Waste Collection
Has Arrived for Paso Robles Residential Customers!
Easily recycle your Food Waste! Place it in your Green Organics Cart
(the container you already have for Yard Waste)
AB1826 Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling
Starting January 1, 2019
Businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week
shall arrange for organic waste recycling services.
Contact our office at (805) 238–2381
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