2019 May Paso Robles Magazine

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PEOPLE | EVENTS | SHOPPING | DINING | MAY 2019

Memorial Day Events

Best of the West Show

Paso Robles Wine Festival

Warbirds, Wings

& Wheels 11

Estrella Warbirds Museum

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Tourism Matters

to Paso Robles

•Wine Industry

•Hotel & Lodging

Stays

•Arts & Events

•Dining

Creating...

•$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

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FEATURES

contents

May 2019

19 22

WARBIRDS, WINGS & WHEELS 11

AIRCRAFT, CAR SHOW AND SWAP MEET RETURNS TO ESTRELLA WARBIRD MUSEUM MAY 11

24

TRACTOR RESTORATION PROGRAM RETURNS

J.B. DEWAR COMPETITION INSPIRES LOCAL YOUTHS

BEST IN THE WEST

ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT SHOW MAY 24-26

25

CHOO CHOO!

TRAIN MUSEUM IN PASO’S FUTURE?

DEPARTMENTS

16

30 44

PUBLISHER’S LETTER

8 Something Worth Reading

ROUND TOWN

10 Through the Grapevine: Adelaida Roundup

12 Downtown Main Street: Welcome to Paso

14 San Miguel Reflections: Old Roads

PASO PEOPLE

16 Meghan Madsen added to Wall of Fame

EVENTS

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.

CITY REPORT

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

LOCAL BUSINESS

44 Business Spotlight: Heidi’s Cafe

46 General Store: Be Blessed Flannels

OAK LEAF

48 Local Worship Directory

LAST WORD

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!

Saturdays

5:30-8:30 pm

Jack and Dan Cimo

Wine Fest Weekend May 17-19

Sundays

1 – 4 pm

Kenny Taylor • Cadillac Angels

Dan Curcio • Seth Brand

Spring Swing Series

May 24

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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Something Worth Reading

THE STORY OF US | VOLUME XIX | NO. 1

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“You have to keep breaking your

heart until it opens.”

— Rumi

“Raise your words, not your voice.

It is rain that grows flowers, not

thunder.”

— Rumi

“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.

Nicholas Mattson

805-239-1533

nic@pasomagazine.com

If thou wouldest win Immortality

of Name, either do things worth the

writing, or write things worth

the reading.

— 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

the deterioration.

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

woodlands.

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

up close.

Barbecue and chuck wagon desserts will hit

the spot as all donations benefit the Adelaida

School restoration.

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.

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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

not Downtown.

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

by category.

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

with us.

Welcome to Paso Robles!! I will see you

Downtown!!

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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

registration.

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.

Aqua Jam

SKWIM

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

prcity.com/recreation

or contact Recreation

Services at (805)

237-3988.


| 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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MEGHAN MADSEN

IS WOMEN’S WALL OF

FAME HONOREE

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

Building.

“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

Madsen for

the award. Lawson

shared, “I have been

so impressed with

how much effort

Meghan consistently

puts into this

community. She is

extremely deserving

of this award;

she works non-stop

to help others. It is

almost like Meghan

has superpowers

— she is a mental

wellness warrior in

my eyes!”

Nominees for the

award must demonstrate

exemplary

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

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME

EXPERIENCE THAT HAS

ME FEELING INSPIRED

AND DRIVEN TO GIVE

BACK EVEN MORE.

strongest assets,”

said Barry Johnson,

TMHA Director

of Education and

Advocacy. “Meghan

meaningfully supports

each person

along their journey

of recovery. She is

talented, empathetic,

and a truly special

person.”

Madsen earned

degrees from Cuesta

College and

Columbia University

in Psychology

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

fur babies.

“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

support services.

“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.”

PASO Magazine

is honored

to partner with

Transitions-

Mental Health

Association to

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

call 805-540-6500.

The SLO hotline is

confidential, free, and available

24/7 at 800-783-0607.

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MAY 11

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

20-minute performances.

“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

performances.

“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

loves these!”

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

to shows.”

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,

one-off parts.

“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,”

Eaton said.

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.

$35/person

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

Day celebration.

“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

truly represents.”

In addition to the historical

and patriotic aspects,

this popular event is just

plain fun!

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

Weapons Carrier.

“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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MAY 24-26

“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.”

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND • MAY 24 – 26 • 8 A.M. – 5 P.M.

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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

the better.”

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

good idea.

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.

Havemann said.

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

education center.

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

Marrone acknowledges

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

information coordinated

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

across America.

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

torpedo bombs.

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

more information.

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.

Atascadero Cemetery

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

Veteran’s Memorial

Monday, May 27 at noon

8951 Morro Road (Hwy. 41)

Atascadero, SLO County Faces of Freedom

Veterans Memorial

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

more information.

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Whoo Hoo - It’s Car Time!

Friday through Saturday May 24 & 25

GOLDEN STATE CLASSICS

Cruise and Car Show

Downtown Paso

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

year.

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

to Paso.

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).

Reliable Power.

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

Charm

Meets World Class

Wine

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,

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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

Obispo.”

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,

Stephanie said.

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

remember.”

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

YOUNG EAGLES

Offer FREE FLIGHT Program

By Mark Diaz

On Saturday, May 18,

2019, members of the

Experimental Aircraft

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,

visit eaa.org.

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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

Association

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

Santa Margarita.

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

Starts 2:30pm.

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 info@equine-experience.com. or call 805-

975-5443.

May 2019 The Story of Us | 33


North County Students at the PAC

James J. Brescia Ed.D.

County

Superintendent

of Schools

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.”

Luciano Pavarotti

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

include:

• 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.

Future Careers.

Locally Grown.

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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

community member.

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

shelter.

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

County.

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

exceed $327,092.

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: tgong@co.slo.ca.us

Debbie Arnold 805-781-4339 or e-mail: District5@co.slo.ca.us

John Peschong 805-781-4491 or e:mail: jpeschong@co.slo.ca.us

Vicki Janssen e-mail: vjanssen@co.slo.ca.us

Atascadero City Council

email: citycouncil@atascadero.org

Paso Robles City Council

email: citycouncil@prcity.com

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

seven additional

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

personnel.

“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

their problem.”

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

the public.

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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

syrah-grenache-Tannat blend).

“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

Fati grenache.

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

in 2016.

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,

not Steve.”

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

varietal wines.

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BORROWED

& BLEU

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

their ceremony.

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

Mexican food.

“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

numerous restaurants.

“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

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LOCAL GOODS REPORT

from General Store Paso Robles

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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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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.

ATASCADERO

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Community

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

(805) 466-0329

CRESTON

Creston Community Church

5170 O’Donovan Road

Service: 9:00 am

Pastor JD Megason

LOCKWOOD

True Life Christian Fellowship

Lockwood/Jolon Road, across

from the school in Lockwood

Service: 9:30 am

Pastor Erick Reinstedt

(805) 472-9325

NACIMIENTO

Heritage Village Church

At The Don Everingham Center

Heritage Ranch

Service: 10 am

Pastor Brad Brown

(805) 712-7265

Hill Top Christian Fellowship

2085 Gateway Drive

Heritage Ranch

Service: 10:30 am

Pastor Jack Little

(760) 304-2435

Oak Shores Christian Fellowship

2727 Turkey Cove Rd., at the Oak

Shores Community Clubhouse

Service: 8:30 am

Pastor Jack Little

(760) 304-2435

PASO ROBLES

Apostolic Assembly of the

Faith of Christ Jesus

2343 Park St

Bilingual Services:

Services: Thursday 7 pm

Sunday 2 pm

Pastor Miguel Alvarado

(805) 610-2930

Bridge Christian Church

Centennial Park Banquet Room

600 Nickerson Dr.

Service: 9:30 am

Pastor Tim Mensing

(805) 975-7178

Calvary Chapel Paso Robles

1615 Commerce Way

Service: 9:30 am

Pastor Aaron Newman

(805) 239-4295

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

Learning Center

Pastor Guy Drummond

(805) 238-3366

Christian Science Services

17th & Chestnut Streets

Service: 10 a.m. Sunday & 2nd and 4th

Wednesdays 7 pm

(805) 239-1361

Church of Christ

3545 Spring St. (Corner 36th & Spring)

Service: Sunday, 11 am

Evangelist Bob Champion

(805) 286-5875

Sam Hogan (310) 602-9516

Delbert Arthurs

(805) 238-4412

Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-day Saints

1020 Creston Rd.

Service: 9 am

(805) 238-4216

Missionaries: (805) 366.2363

Covenant Presbyterian Church

1450 Golden Hill Rd.

Service: 9:30 am

Pastor Dan Katches

(805) 238-6927

Everyday Church North County

905 Vine St.

Service: Sunday 3 pm

Senior Leaders: Pep & Angie Robey

(661) 205-7853

Family Worship Center

616 Creston Rd.

Service: 10 am

Pastor Patrick Sheean

(805) 239-4809

First Baptist Church

1645 Park St.

Pastor Michael R. Garman

Services: 8:30 am & 11 am

Discipleship 10 am

(805) 238-4419

First Mennonite Church

2343 Park St.

Service: 11 am

Pastor Romero

(805) 238-2445

First United Methodist

915 Creston Rd.

Service: 11 am

Pastor Josh Zulueta

(805) 238-2006

Grace Baptist Church

535 Creston Rd.

Service: 10:30 am

Pastor Gary Barker

(805) 238-3549

Highlands Church

Corner S. River and Niblick

215 Oak Hill

Services: 8:30, 9:45 & 11 am

Pastor James Baird

(805) 226-5800

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1215 Ysabel Ave

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Life Worth Living Church of God

620 17th St.

Service: 11 am

Pastor Jim Wilde

(805) 238-0978

Live Oak

1521 Oak St.

Service: 10 am

Pastor John Kaiser

(805) 238-0575

Mid State Baptist Church

3770 Ruth Way

Services Sunday: 1:30 & 2:30 pm

Pastor Bruce Fore

(805) 238-2281

New Day

1228 11th St (east off Paso Robles St)

Services: Sunday 10 am,

Wednesday 7 pm

Pastor Brad Alford

(805) 239-9998

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

(805) 239-3325

Paso Robles Bible Church

2206 Golden Hill Rd.

Service: Sunday, 10:30 am

Pastor Darren Rusco

Pastor Dave Rusco

Pastor Mark Wheeler

(805) 226-9670

Paso Robles Church

of the Nazarene

530 12th St.

Service: 10:30 am

Pastor Brent Wylie

(805) 238-4300

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Paso Robles Community Church

2706 Spring St.

Service: 9:00 am

Pastor Shawn Penn

(805) 239-4771

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Plymouth Congregational

Church, UCC

Thirteenth and Oak Streets

Service: 10 am

Pastor Steven Mabry

(805) 238-3321

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

(805) 238-4614

Second Baptist Church

1937 Riverside Ave.

Service: 11 am

Pastors: Rueben Tate, Gary Jordon

(805) 238-2011

St. James Episcopal Church

1335 Oak St.

Services: 8 am (Rite I)

10 am (Rite II)

Reverend Barbara Miller

(805) 238-0819

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

820 Creston Rd.

Weekday Mass: M-S, 7 am

Weekend Masses:

Saturday - 5 pm (Vigil)

Sunday - 8 am,

10 am (Family Mass)

12:30 pm (Spanish)

5 pm (Teen)

& 7 pm (Spanish)

Father Rudolfo Contreras

(805) 238-2218

The Revival Center

3850 Ramada Dr., Ste. A-3

Service: 10 am

Pastor Gabe Abdelaziz

(805) 434-5170

The Light of the World Church

2055 RIverside Ave.

Services: Everyday, 6 pm

Sundays 10 am & 5 pm

Pasor Bonifacio Robles

(612) 990-4701

Trinity Lutheran Church

940 Creston Rd.

Contemporary Service: 9 am

Traditional Service: 10:45 am

Sr. Pastor Dan Rowe

(805) 238-3702

Victory Outreach Paso Robles

3850 Ramada Drive Suite B3

Services: Sunday, 10 am

Wednesday, 7 pm

Pastor Jason Wilson

(805) 835-4195

TEMPLETON

Bethel Lutheran Church

295 Old County Rd.

Service: 9:30 am

Pastor Amy Beveridge

(805) 434-1329

Celebration Worship

Center-PCOG

988 Vineyard Drive

Pastor Roy Spinks

Services: 10:30 am & 6 pm

(805) 434-2424

Central Coast Center

for Spiritual Living

689 Crocker St.

Service: 10 am

Rev. Elizabeth Rowley

(805) 242-3180

Cowboy Church

Ride For the Brand Ministry

Sale Barn

401 Main St.

Main St.

Service: Thursdays, 7 pm

Pastor Mike Mosby

(805) 463-2455

Praise & Worship

206 5th St.

Service: 10 am

Pastor Vern H. Haynes Jr.

(805) 975-8594

First Presbyterian Church

of Templeton

610 S. Main St.

Service: 10 am

Reverend Charlie Little

(805) 434-1921

Higher Dimension Church

601 Main St.

1st Sunday: 1:30 pm

2nd - 5th Sundays 12:30 pm

Pastor Charlie Reed, Jr.

(805) 440-0996

Life Community Church

3770 Ruth Way

Service: 9:30 am

Pastor Keith Newsome

(805) 434-5040

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship

Assembly of God

925 Bennett Way

Service: 10 am

Pastor Jeff Saylor

(805) 434-2616

Seventh-day Adventist Church

Templeton Hills

930 Templeton Hills Rd.

Services: Saturday 9:30 & 10:30 am

Pastor Zac Page

(805) 434-1710

Vineyard Church of Christ

601 So. Main St.

Service: 10 am

Evangelist: Steve Orduno

(805) 610-4272

Vintage Community Church

692 Peterson Ranch Road

Services: 9 & 11 am

Coaches: Aaron Porter,

Dayn Mansfield

(805) 543-0943

SAN MIGUEL

Iglesia Fuente De Agua Viva

301 13th St.

Services: 10 am & 7 pm

Pastors Jorge & Maria Alvarez

(805) 467-5500

Mission San Miguel Parish

775 Misssion Street

Weekday Mass: 8 am

Weekend Mass:

Saturday: 5 pm English (Vigil) &

6:30 pm Spanish (Vigil)

Sunday: 7 am, Noon & 6 pm (Spanish)

Father Eleazar Diaz, OFM

(805) 467-2131

SHANDON

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

(805) 239-3138

Paso Magazine

P.O. Box 3996

Paso Robles, CA 93447

Phone: 805-239-1533 or

publisher@pasomagazine.com


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2019 Fire Season Begins

Templeton Fire Department issues urgent directive for

Weed Abatement

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’

properties, too.

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

REQUIREMENTS

• 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

greater height.

Templeton Fire Chief Bill White

Photo by Melissa Chavez

• All equipment used for abatement work must

be equipped with proper spark arresters,

mufflers, etc.

• 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

AutoBahn.......................................... 45

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

Estrella Warbirds............................01B

Frontier Floors................................... 50

Gallagher Video................................ 45

Gallegos Garage Door Service......... 49

General Store.................................... 46

DIRECTORY TO OUR ADVERTISERS

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Glenns Rental and Repair................ 29 K-Man Cyclery................................... 39

Golden Oak Grill............................... 47 Koker Tree & Demo........................... 49

H.M. Holloway.................................. 11 Kuehl Nicolay.................................... 18

Hamon OHD..................................... 41 Lansford Dental................................ 05

Handy Brad....................................... 11 Las Tablas Animal Hospital............... 32

Harvest Senior Living....................... 39 Lube N Go......................................... 27

HDH Construction............................ 47 Main Street Animal Hospital........... 12

Healthy Inspirations......................... 16 Mid coast mower.............................. 24

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

Solarponics....................................... 21

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

Whitehorse....................................... 38

Wighton’s......................................... 51

Yoga Inward...................................... 35

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Organics (Green Container)

Green Waste

Leaves

Plant prunings

grass

weeds with a minimum of soil

tree trimmings

unpainted/untreated wood

Food Waste

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

service@prwaste.com

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