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July 2013
volume 13 number 3
A Monthly Look at Life in our Remarkable Communities
Feature S tories
22 Fourth of July
51 City of Paso Robles Library
and Recreation
24 Mid-State Fair
Cool stuff to do for the month ahead!
53 Business
– 12 Days of Fun!
Overview and Schedules
Mid-State Fair Family
4-H, FFA and the Junior Livestock Auction
Farm Supply Quiz
Industrial Arts Auction
Showcases Local Talent
• PeeWee Showmanship
• Paso Robles Tech:
Computers for EVERY Generation
• Home and Ranch Sotheby’s Welcomes
Kim Bankston and Heather Desmond
• What’s Happening on Main Street?
• Martin Resorts Makes ‘Pawsitive’ Impact
at Local Animal Shelter
• Business Spotlight
- a column by Millie Drum
59 Time & Place
48 Hoofbeat
By Dorothy Rogers
Hoofbeat Calendar and Trail Tales
Where to find just about anything
and everything to do in July
62 Last Word
14 Education
Economic vigor builds in SLO County
by Chris Weygandt Alba
On the cover: Brittney Tierney of Cerro Alto 4-H proudly waits to sell her
• PRHS Building Named in Honor of
Reserve Grand Champion meat rabbits during the 2012 California Mid-State
Wally Ohles
Fair Junior Livestock Auction.
Photo by Judy Bedell.
• iPads in San Miguel Schools - Attracting the
Attention of North County Families
• New Transitional Kindergarten
7th of each month preceding publication
• NorthYouth Benefit from Fireworks Sale
• Pleasures and Treasures
th of each month preceding publication
in Templeton Book Room
• Paso Robles Named
a Bicycle Friendly Community
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Mailing address: P.O. Box 3996,
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32 Paso People
• “P” Hill Returns to Its Former Glory
• Golden State Classics Car Club
Drives Local Donations
• At The Library
- Summer Reading/Art Programs
and more
• Quasquicentennial Update
- “The Calendar Issue”
• This N That - A Collection of ‘Stuff’
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• Winemakers vie for chef’s honors
at annual cookoff
• Central Coast Shakespeare Festival
announces 2013 Season
• County Perspective
- A Column by Bruce Curtis
• San Miguel Reflections
- A Column by Lynne Schmitz
• It’s Joust About Time
for the Renaissance Festival
• News from the Templeton Chamber
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Just a
Happy 4th and It’s Fair Time!
Thought Economics in a Midyear Update On the subject of Real Estate, And more...
The staff of the Paso Robles Event
Center has so many things packed
into the 12 days of the 68th Annual
Mid-State Fair you’re gonna want
to plan to spend several days enjoying Start Spreading the News! We’ve
devoted several pages to the Fair this
month...starting on page 24. The fun
starts Wednesday, July 17 and runs
through Sunday, July 28...see you there!
Although we weren’t able to muster the necessary funds to put on a
July 4th extravaganza in Paso this
year there are still plenty of events to
check out countywide, story on page
22, or just beat the crowds and enjoy
the day with family and friends!
Plus, before you go to the Fair, I
would highly recommend taking in
the 5th Annual Lavender Festival
on Saturday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in the City Park Downtown.
Economic Forecast
- Positive Signs!
Chris Weygandt Alba attended
the Forecast for us this year, with
many encouraging signs for the year
ahead...“Things changed pretty dramatically this year,” said economist
Christopher Thornberg of Beacon
organized by the Central Coast Economic Forecast Project, held June 6 in
Atascadero, presented by the Chambers of Commerce in Paso Robles
and Atascadero. “I’m as positive as
I’ve been in the past couple of years.”
Chris reports, “Demand is up, but
the inventory of available homes is
falling, while foreclosures and defaults
are in steep decline.The dynamics push
home prices higher. Local home prices
are up 16-percent since hitting bottom in 2011. In the first quarter of this
year, the median price of an existing
home in Paso Robles hit $341,839
– 11-percent more than a year ago –
accompanied by a 10 percent increase
in sales. Thornberg believes the combination of buyer demand and dwindling
supply will continue to boost home
prices in the coming year.” See her full
report as our Last Word, page 62.
according to a report on the California Association of Realtors website,
“The statewide median price of an
existing, single-family detached
home climbed 6.3 percent from
March’s revised median price of
$378,960 to $402,760 in April,
signaling the first time since April
2008 that the statewide median price
has exceeded the $400,000 mark
(and was the highest since then).
April’s price was up 28.9 percent
from a revised $312,500 recorded
in April 2012, marking 14 straight
months of annual price increases
and the tenth consecutive month of
double-digit annual gains.”
In San Luis Obispo County, the
April 2013 Median Sold Price of
Existing Single-Family Homes was
at $431,250 compared to $360,670
in April 2012, very encouraging signs!
Baseball Camp
The North County
Indians will be holding a three hour camp beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 13. Cost is only
$45 per player and each participant will receive a
North County Indians hat, two 2013 game tickets and a post-camp lunch
with Coach Marple and his players.
Info on the camp, as well as our kid’s club, can be found at: www.
northcountyindians.com Hope to see you at a game and at the camp!
We have several interesting stories for
you this month including Val Poallilo’s coverage of the emotional day at
PRHS when the new 1000 Building on campus was named in honor
of the late Wally Ohles; Judy Bedell
explores new “enhanced classroom”
programs in San Miguel Schools including iPads for 4th and 5th graders; Chuck Desmond was on hand as
Paso’s ‘P’ Hill returned to it’s former
glory; the Central Coast Shakespeare
Festival runs July 11 through 27 at the
outdoor amphitheatre at River Oaks
in Paso featuring Love’s Labor’s Lost;
and much more for every interest.
I hope you enjoy... and please,
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Personal note
Birthday to grandchild Adam Thomas
Chute, celebrating
his 3rd big day on
the 22nd in Louisville, Colorado with
his 5 year old broth- Ben states: “Cuz
er, Isaac, and parents, when you’re cool,
my son Ben, and his the sun shines
24 hours a day.”
wife, Alissa.
Semi Annual
Organic Specialty Herb and Flower Farm
With great sadness Fat Cat Farm is closed
Up To
Starts July 5th
Limited to Stock on Hand
Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio
Locally owned
since 1975
It has been sooo fun to be on that wonderful property. I have loved
reviving the farm, bringing in an extensive variety of fabulous herbs and
flowers. As this door closes another one is opening. Watch for a new
version of Fat Cat Farm in the days ahead. Thank you to all who came
out and supported me. It has been a pleasure growing with you!
You can always contact me by email at
[email protected] or follow my
developing adventures on Facebook
538 12th Street, Paso Robles
(Across from Heritge Oaks Bank)
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“I think many years ago an advanced
civilization intervened with us genetically and gave us just enough intelligence to develop dangerous technology
but not enough to use it wisely. Then
they sat back to watch the fun. Kind
of like a human zoo. And you know
what? They’re getting their money’s
- George Carlin
Riddles for the Kids
A farmer’s cows disappeared and he
found them together in his cornfield.
One was facing north and the other
was facing south yet they could see
each other. How?
- They were facing each other.
What often strikes you in the face,
yet you can never see it?
- The wind.
reading glasses when they are looking he only gave back one dollar in change.
into the future; they got their putter in “Hope you enjoyed your beer,” he
their hand, when they ought to have said to the gorilla, “We don’t get too
many gorillas coming in here.”
their driver.”
“Politics has got so expensive that “At nineteen dollars a beer,” said the
it takes lots of money to even get beat gorilla, “it’s no wonder.”
with nowadays.”
- Will Rogers Signs of the Apocalypse
“Oilers general manager Craig Mac What can speak every language in “A gorilla walked into a bar and or- MacTavish fired coach Ralph Krueger
the world?
dered a beer. The bartender was amazed over Skype.”
- An echo.
to hear the gorilla speak, but brought “A school in the West Coast Con***
ference self-reported an extra-benefit
In case you were wondering... him a beer anyway.
For Jell-O wrestling fans: Pour The gorilla finished the beer and violation to the NCAA after one of its
2,347 boxes of Jell-O into an eight- handed the bartender a twenty dollar bill. golfers washed her car on campus using
foot-square padded box, add boiling The bartender just couldn’t believe that a water from a university garden hose.”
gorilla knew anything about money, so
- Sports Illustrated
water, and chill for two days.
Weight lifting: Make dumbbells by
filling two empty, clean Clorox Bleach Shoreline Awning features Daylight Micro Store
bottles with sand.
In a unique business relationNow the North County has
Fishing: Lure fish with SPAM
ship, Shoreline Awning, 13th
immediate access to some
and Paso Robles Street in Paso
of the home furnishings prewhich makes excellent bait, accordRobles, has opened a Micro
viously offered only in San
ing to Ann Kondo Corum, author of
store offering indoor and outdoor furni- Luis Obispo at Daylight Home Lighting
Hawaii’s SPAM Cookbook.
ture from Daylight Home Lighting & Patio & Patio. The selection includes the only
- Offbeat Uses for Everyday Things by
in San Luis Obispo. Shoreline has American-made patio furniture available
Joey Green
occupied the space for a decade utilizing for more than 100 miles in any direction
the walls and overhead space for aw- and both indoor and outdoor furniture
“The trouble with politicians is they
ning and shade structure display. When from the highest quality manufacturers
see, but they don’t see far. They wear
the floor space became vacant Russ
Meznerich, owner of Shoreline Awning,
convinced John Billings, owner of Daylight, to consign merchandise to the
Shoreline store.
“It’s a great fit for us both,” said Meznerich. “We wanted to fill the showroom
with the kind of quality furnishings that
John offers and are needed locally.”
The Paso High FFA Livestock Judging
Team recently placed first place in the
State of California and will compete
at the Nationals in October, from left:
Coach Mark Clement, Nathanael Bourgault, Branson Medieros, Jake Dilger,
and Kaitlyn Bedell.
The El Paso de Robles
Area Historical Society
North County
Quilt Exhibit
thru July 31
Join us for a cocktail and a great dinner while you
enjoy the music in the park across the street!
Tu e s d a y s
We d n e s d a y s
T h ur s d a ys
M o nd a y s
with chicken, goat
cheese, slivered
almonds, dried
cranberries and organic
greens with a lemon
grass vinaigrette
Featuring a Display
Celebrating the Life of
Francis Bailey
Historic Library
City Park
800 12th St. • Paso Robles
Tues, Thurs-Sat 10-4
Sunday 11-4
from around the world. All merchandise
is available immediately and at “better
than Internet prices.”
Daylight began as a street corner flower
stand in 1973 and has grown to offer the
largest selection of patio furniture in California. It was one of five finalists for Patio
Store of the Year in 2012. The Micro Daylight is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
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Open 7 Days
“There is Always Enough”
PRHS Building
named in honor
of Wally Ohles
By Val Poalillo
Wally Ohles was a teacher, mentor,
coach, counselor, cheerleader and friend
to many people in Paso Robles. Whether
he taught you history or to drive; whether
he was at all your games/matches/meets
or told you good stories in driver’s education; whether he helped you through a
family issue or just gave you a ride home;
Wally was always there to help. Wally’s
motto was “There is always enough.”
My brother-in-law, Richard, now passed,
told me when I started teaching at Paso
Robles High School back in 1995, “Wally
Ohles is the best teacher I ever had. You
got to meet him.” I had the pleasure of
working with Wally for several years.
So when the idea sprang to dedicate
the newest addition to Paso Robles High
School, the 1000 Building, a few good
people got together, started the Facebook
page “I support the ‘Name the new PRHS
Building After Wally Ohles” campaign.”
Today the FB page has 2702 members.
The willpower of a few determined
people, cheered on by the community,
connected through Facebook, made the
idea a reality. Two Bearcat alums, Lila
Avery-Fuson, owner of the Central Coast
Lavender Farm and Gene Miller, principal of Flamson Middle School, became
team leaders of an unstoppable group determined to see this through. Lila was the
“will” and Gene was the “power.”
Apparently there was a code that prevented naming of buildings in honor
of people, which was overturned by the
2000+ people who signed the petition
started by Lila. Here is a portion of the
impassioned speech given by Lila to the
Paso Robles School Board.
“Recently we lost a teacher, a coach and a
friend. Mr. Wally Ohles passed and leaves
us all with fond memories deeply rooted in
education. We would like the board mem-
bers to join us in honoring Mr.
Ohles with the naming of the new
two-story 1000 building at the
Paso Robles High School.
“In January 2001, a change was
made to Board Policy 7310 that
was originally adopted on October
26, 1982, which allows the naming
of a school facility. This change adversely affected every Paso Robles
Bearcat, past and present students
from 1982 up to today.
“Those of us who had Mr.
Wally Ohles as a teacher, mentor and/or
a coach, would like to honor him for his
years of unwavering dedication. His life
was given to both the Paso Robles Joint
Unified School district and the countless
numbers of young men and women whose
lives were forever changed, improved and
inspired by this incredible man.
“In 1982 the policy allowed for the naming of a very familiar coach in the legacy of
the Bearcat, Coach Asa. The gymnasium at
the old High School stood in his name and
with it the stories of all the great things he
did were passed down through parents of
students and coaches alike. It kept the
spirit of the Bearcat and the High School
strong knowing the history.
“As many of us PRHS alumni can attest, we heard of all those stories of Coach
Asa from our parents, aunts and uncles,
and it made us that more determined to
study hard, play hard and be proud to be a
“Mr. Wally Ohles is just what the
Paso Robles High School needs to not
only carry on a legacy of devoted PRHS
Bearcat pride, but to honor a man who
dedicated his life to the very students who
will pass through this new building.
“We are asking that the current policy
that was revised on January 9, 2001 be
Top: Gene Miller and Wally
Ohles Plaque. Left: Lila AveryFuson and husband addressing
the dedication crowd. Right: The
ribbon was cut by Lila’s 10 year
old daughter, Abigail.
amended to reflect the BP 7310 Facilities allowing the naming of the new two
story 1000 building at the PRHS to be in
honor of Wally Ohles.”
Once the approval was given, Gene
Miller set out researching and photographing plaques from around Flamson
MS. Seems there are several historical
memorials all around the former high
school campus. He shared photos on
the FB page, people discussed what was
to be written, and how the image of
Wally should be portrayed. Gene powered through the development of the
plaque and it arrived in time for the big
dedication ceremony, May 22nd, before
the annual PRHS Open House.
Some former students posted these
comments on the FB page. “I support the
Wally Ohles building. He helped me when
I deserved none.” Travis Stemper “...in
my perspective Mr. Ohles was one of the
most loving, funny, most dedicated, and
Robles High School history.” Being a cross
country runner, Pepe Gonzalez planned on
dedicating his next marathon to Mr. Wally
Ohles. There is more than enough love
in the Paso Robles community for our
Bearcat Forever!
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Veterinarian goes solar in a big way
Cal Paso Solar Electric is proud to announce the construction of a solar power system for Dr. David Bogenrief,
large animal veterinarian at the Estrella Equine Hospital, 8390 Estrella Road, in San Miguel.
“I’ve been wanting to go solar for over a decade, but my accountant was always telling me ‘not yet’,” said Dr.
Bogenrief. “But now, with recent improvements in solar technology and the major tax benefits offered, along with
constant PG&E price increases made for a practical environmental and business decision. I have clients come up
the driveway all the time remarking on what a great idea this was and I always refer them to Jim Shepard at Cal
Paso Solar. It was great working with him.”
“This was an interesting project for us to connect three separate installations with one array to supply his
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“We used 136 American made 255 watt Solar World solar panels, three Solectria 5000 watt, three 3,000 watt
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kilowatts annually, saving Dr. Bogenrief thousands of dollars per year
in PG&E expenses and more importantly leave him virtually unaffected
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iPads in San Miguel Schools
And both schools have thriving
school gardens where students not only
master state standards in science in a
fun and hands-on manner, but they
also harvest the produce and share it
with classmates as part of the school
lunch program.
And parents love that Lillian Larsen
enrichment programs and intervention, still has a “Lunch Lady.” Mrs. Nova
By Judy Bedell
along with keeping class sizes low,” Cassidy has been preparing food for
“her” students for over twenty years,
he added.
sizes, full-day kin With an empha- cooking in the school kitchen and
dergarten options,
sis district-wide on greeting the students as they come in
on-site after school
educating the whole for lunch each day.
care and energetic
child, students at Athletics are another important
and dedicated staff
both sites receive a part of the Lillian Larsen School
members are attractcomprehensive core experience. The Don Wolf Gymnasiing many families
to Cappy Culver Elementary School, curriculum, with support when needed, um provides students with the opporlocated near Heritage Ranch and Lil- in addition to opportunities for hands- tunity to practice and play year round
lian Larsen Elementary School in San on science, agriculture, music, health and is the site of many North County
volleyball and basketball tournaMiguel. Add to that the newly-found- and nutrition.
ed Almond Acres Charter Academy Both sites will be implementing a ments. Middle School students have
which is located on the Lillian Larsen 4th/5th grade iPAD enhanced class- the opportunity to learn and compete
campus and you will see why people are room program this year where students in cross country, volleyball, basketball
taking a second look at sending their will be provided with their own iPAD and track.
for classroom and home use. The class- There is an enthusiasm that can be
students to school in San Miguel.
“We are proud to be able to say we es, taught by Anna Mumford and Hol- felt on both campuses. Teachers are
do not have any furlough days on our ly Moore, will emphasize project-based planning special events such as Read
calendar and we still provide a full 180 learning and a “paper-less” classroom Across America or a school play and
days of instruction,” said San Miguel model. Both teachers are California students are engaged and excited about
Joint Unified School District Superin- Math and Science Project alumni who what each day of learning brings.
are anxious to implement this state-of- For families that embrace parental
tendent Curt Dubost.
involvement, Almond Acres Charter
“And we are able to offer field trips, the-art program.
Attracting the Attention
of North County Families
Academy offers an alternative to a traditional public school setting. Each student has a personalized learning plan
and an emphasis on a core and complimentary curriculum which includes
the performing arts, physical education,
character education, service learning,
and learning a second language.
Families that are interested in learning more about San Miguel Joint
Unified School District should call
467-3216 or call 467-2095 to learn
more about Almond Acres Charter
County Supervisor Frank Mecham
was a guest reader for the 2013 Read
Across America Day celebration at
Lillian Larsen School in San Miguel.
New Transitional Kindergarten in San Miguel
By Val Poalillo
Do you have a dream for your
child, hoping that he or she will be
able to read, write, and speak in both
Spanish and English and be able to
take advantage of all the opportunities that being bi-lingual can bring?
Georgia Brown Language Magnet
Elementary School can help make
that dream a reality for your child.
Georgia Brown Elementary School
is the only Dual Immersion Elementary School in northern San Luis
Obispo County and is very pleased
to add a transitional Kindergarten to
its list of class offerings this coming
year. If you have
a child that will
be five years old,
between Oct. 1
and Dec. 2, he/she
qualifies for this
awesome opportunity. Transitional
Kindergarten allows children to
have an additional year of schooling,
making them more prepared for kindergarten, and helping to provide a
smooth transition into Kindergarten
the following year. It will be taught
by GB veteran “K” teacher Cynthia
Mosely, who has a
strong background
in Early Childhood
Education. Transitional Kindergarten
has its own curriculum, so don’t worry!
It’s not like doing
Kindergarten twice
and there is no
charge for this program.
In addition, there is Kindercamp,
from Aug. 5-16 for new students
and their families to become familiar with the school and each other.
Marilu Gomez, School Readiness
Site Coordinator funded by First
Five California, says the two week
program is an essential ingredient to
the successful integration of students
to the new school culture. As a result
of this, more than 50 parents have
gone on to volunteer in the school.
At Georgia Brown the goal is to
not only immerse the students in both
the Spanish and English languages,
but to also give them an equally rich
awareness of different cultures. Several field trips, guest speakers, plays,
art / music classes, assemblies, and
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North County Youth Benefit From Fireworks Sale
By Judy Bedell
This year, when it comes time to
purchase your sparklers, Piccolo Pete’s
or fountains for the 4th of July, consider
making your purchases where you will
be supporting our north county youth.
The Fourth of July Organizing
Committee fireworks booth on the
corner of Highway 101 and Las Tablas Road is located on the east side of
the freeway and is supported by the
Templeton Lions and Kiwanis and is
the main fundraiser for the youth of
Templeton FFA, 4-H, Boy Scouts,
Cub Scouts, Templeton High Band
and Templeton Boosters all take turns
having parents man the booth in the
once-a year fundraiser that provides
programs and experiences year round.
The youth in these programs help with
the publicity and clean-up. The goal
is to sell out of fireworks before the
end of the evening on the 4th of July.
The booth will open on July 1st and to
encourage you to stop by, they are of-
fering a 10% discount to anyone who
mentions they read this story in Paso
Robles Magazine. They will also honor
any coupons or discounts offered by
other fireworks booths.
You can also shop at the Christian
Life Center booth located in front of
the Main Street Veterinary Clinic on
Main Street in Templeton. Funds
raised here are used to support Mission
trips, provide outreach activities and
help the youth programs at the church.
Run by Pastor Guy Drummond, youth
pastor at Paso’s CLC, this group will
also give you a great deal when you
mention Paso Robles Magazine.
So this year, head on down to
Templeton and support the youth
of the Templeton community. Then,
when you see the Christian Life
Center bus heading to help a Mexican orphanage, the Templeton High
School Band marching or the 4-H and
FFA members showing their animals
at the Mid-State Fair you will know
you had a hand in helping them out.
KINDERGARTEN from page 16
(50-50 model). Research shows students retain both languages and are
more successful becoming bi-literate
with this 90/10 approach.
Georgia Brown graduates often win many awards. When asked,
Brenda Matthysse, Paso Robles High
School teacher and Georgia Brown
parent and grandparent, about her
experience with Georgia Brown students she replied, “I had several students come into my classroom at Paso
Robles High School from Georgia
Brown who were impressive over the
years, but two come to mind. Emily
Grandoli and Mykayla LaMere made
a strong mark in my classroom as well
as the Paso Robles community. They
used those Spanish skills working at
the Toy Bank and strong initiative
and leadership at Family Matters Retreat with the Department of Social
Services and excelling in SkillsUSA
going all the way to Nationals; both
wonderful and stellar GB alumni to
be proud of!”
Principal Ellalina Keller shares,
“The National Bi-literate Seal of Approval is only in its second year and
only 97 of 1,100+ California school
districts awarded the seal in 2012.
There are 18 Paso Robles students this
year (24 last year) earning this award
and nine of the students are former
Georgia Brown students. For that
group, I believe an important message
is that this Seal of Bi-literacy is our
expectation for ALL Dual Immersion
students by letting them know what
the criteria are to earn the award and
planting the seed so to speak!”
Georgia Brown currently has
openings in its Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten program for
next year. Spaces fill up very quickly
for this program, so please don’t delay
if you are interested. Georgia Brown
Language Magnet is not a private
school and is open to the entire
county. All one needs to do is apply at
the Paso Robles Joint Unified School
District Office located at 800 Niblick
Road in Paso Robles, or contact the
office at 769-1000.
cultural family nights are scheduled
each year to provide students with
hands on learning experience.
Georgia Brown Elementary school
serves children in pre-Kinder through
fifth grades. It uses the 90/10 model
of bilingual Education to meet its
goal of ensuring that students can
speak, read and write in both English
and Spanish by the fifth grade. In this
model students are educated primarily
in Spanish with the minority of their
class time in English for the first two
years and then slowly the transition is
made to an educational environment
where both languages are used equally
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Pleasures and treasures at Templeton’s Book Room
Discover the surprises, pleasures,
and treasures that can be found at “The
Book Room” at 225 S. Main Street in
downtown Templeton. It’s also known
as “Let’s Raise the Roof Book Room.”
Since opening in November 2012,
more and more visitors are delighted
by this new community resource, brimming with donated books and audiovisual material for borrowing free of
charge. With the help of volunteers, it
is now open Monday through Saturday
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many books and
media items are also available for purchase and the proceeds help to support
the facility’s expenses. The Book Room,
by appointment, is also a meeting place
for small groups such as book clubs and
parents groups.
Good News One! Check out the
new Children’s Story and Activity Program on Mondays from noon to 4 p.m.
presented by Volunteer Pam Holm.
Children of all ages, accompanied by
adults, are welcomed.
Good News Two! Check out
their Monthly Book Sale at the Farmer’s Market on the fourth Saturday of
each month where you can find quality books for sale. Look for the banner
outside the Book Room for additional
book sales on the premise throughout
the year. Proceeds help support the
Book Room’s rent and expenses.
Book and Media Donations—
Thanks to many donors, the Book
Room is overflowing with books, CDs
and DVDs. Additional donations are
appreciated. Please contact Marcea
(434-0069) to arrange for time and
place for drop off.
Wish List – The Book Room needs
new or gently used book shelves (5 to 6
ft. tall), electric fan, art and craft paper,
Slick Stick crayons, glue sticks, art paint
brushes, and similar supplies.
Named “Let’s Raise the Roof ” Book
Room, the Templeton Community
Library Association (TCLA) wants
to highlight the on-going efforts to
raise funds to build a community library across from the Templeton High
School. TCLA is a 501(C)3 non-profit
and welcomes donations large or small
towards building the library and the
on-going services of the Book Room.
“Let’s Raise the Roof ” Book Room address: 225 S. Main Street, Templeton;
hours: 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through
Paso Robles Named a Bicycle Friendly Community
As bicycling continues to grow in
popularity, leaders in cities across the
country are embracing the environmental, financial and quality of life
benefits that come with a population
that likes to ride. Recently, the League
of American Bicyclists announced the
latest round of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) and Paso Robles has
been named a Bronze Level BFC.
The BFC program is transforming
the way communities evaluate their
quality of life, sustainability and transportation networks while allowing
them to benchmark their progress toward improving their bicycle-friendliness. With this round there are now 259
BFCs in 47 states across America. The
Bronze Level BFC award recognizes
Paso Robles’s commitment to improving conditions for bicycling through
investment in bicycling promotion,
education programs, infrastructure and
pro-bicycling policies.
Paso Robles has recently completed
a key link in the City’s off-street bicycle
network along River Road between
Navajo Road and 13th Street within
the Salinas River corridor. Also, a new
bike lane project will soon move forward linking the east and west sides of
the City via Union Road.
The City, SLO County Rideshare and the SLO County Bike
Coalition have initiated a bike safety training program with the Paso
Robles School District for school-age
kids that will begin next Fall, as well
as starting a “Safe Routes to School”
To top it off, Paso Robles is setting the bar on becoming a leader in
promoting “bike-friendly businesses”.
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Wellness Kitchen by “Day”
by “Night”
Thursday, July 25
6 to 8 PM
$20 at the Door
Seating is Limited
Bring Your Chairs
The Damon Castillo Band
Nose to Tail
Professional Dog Grooming
Wine by Cass Winery and
Opolo Vineyards
Wellness Food Sampler Plate
Zucchini/Tomato Lasagna with Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Marinara
Organic Garden Salad - Lemon Cheesecake Bites w/Organic Berry Sauce
PAY IT FORWARD with a donation to our Healing Foods Program
Visit www.TheWKRC.org for Weekly Wellness, Transitional,
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All dairy and gluten free and vegan choices
Delivery & Collection Available
Call Gina at
Lunch on the week days from 11:30 to 2:00
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offers patriotic
fun for everyone!
By Melissa Chavez
Whether you celebrate in the
countryside or the seaside, you will
find a selection of Independence
Day activities for a most memorable
Fourth of July.
‘Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration’ welcomes everyone to Shamel
Park, where Windsor Blvd. meets the
ocean, for daylong family fun. Free
parking and admission. Enjoy food,
music, events and prizes, beginning at
11 a.m. Three local live bands include:
Stellar, from 11:30 - 1 p.m. (classic
rock, from the ‘60s on), Held for
Ransom, from 3-5 p.m. (country
rock, rock & roll, dance music) and
Rough House, from 6:30 - 9 p.m.
(Rock, country, classic rock). In addition to kids’ entertainment are
the Great Waiter & Waitress Tray
Balancing Relay Race at 1 p.m. and
Linn’s Messy Pie-Eating Contest at
2 p.m. Hometown barbecue at reasonable prices by Sons of the American Legion Chapter #432 and ladies
of the Legion Auxiliary. Trolley Service available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
North Moonstone to Main Street
to East Village with turnaround at
the Dog Park (or up Santa Rosa to
school if necessary). Fireworks conclude the celebration with a dazzling
display from 9 - 9:30 p.m. Sponsored
by Cambria’s American Legion Post
#432. Call Commander Terry Farrell
at 924-1814.
Cayucos Independence Day
Celebration on July 4 offers Sand
Sculpture Contest from 5 - 8 a.m.,
Cayucos Lions Club Annual Parade
at 10 a.m., Lions Club BBQ at the
Vets Hall from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and
Lioness bingo in the Vet’s Hall, from
1-4 p.m. Bundle up near the pier for
fireworks beginning at 9 p.m. Please
be responsible with alcohol, parking,
and setting up chairs. No personal
fireworks allowed. Call 995-1200
for general info or 995-1218 for
parade info.
Morro Bay
Morro Bay 4th on the beach
on July 4! “Morro Bay Rocks the
4th” with free family fun, including
an alcohol-free, traditional Fourth
of July Picnic, the Morro Bay Mile
Skateboard Race, live bands, a Food
Court & BBQ and vendors at
Tidelands Park. Bring blankets and
low-back chairs to watch fireworks
light up the sky at 9 p.m. Call 7763301. Morro Bay 4th is a nonprofit
organization. Donations cheerfully
accepted. Send to PO Box 43,
Morro Bay, CA, 93443. Visit
“Morro Bay 4th” on Facebook or
visit www.morrobay4th.org.
Summer Art in the Park, sponsored by Morro Bay Art Association,
brings together a variety of vendors
along with arts and crafts in the City
Park, from July 4-7. Call 772-2504.
Paso Robles
Pear Valley Vineyard Summer
Sunset Concert, 4900 Union Road,
Paso Robles, begins at 5 p.m. on
July 4. Relax and listen to classic rock
and blues by Hard Times from 58 p.m. Complimentary event. Pear
Valley wine available by the glass or
bottle. Visit www.pearvalley.com.
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‘All-American Potluck at Rio Seco
Vineyard & Winery’ 4295 Union
Road, Paso Robles, is a neighborly
way to celebrate Independence
Day from 6 - 9 p.m. Complimentary
admission when when you bring a
side dish or dessert to share and
RSVP. Call 237-8884 or email [email protected]
Templeton 4th of July Parade on
July 4 is hosted by Templeton Kiwanis Club. Call Mark at 712-3816
or 434-5220. Before the parade,
bring your appetite to the Annual
Fire Department Pancake Breakfast
from 7 - 9:30 a.m. (for tickets ($5/
person and $3/ kids under 10). Purchase tickets from Templeton CSD,
Farmers Market or any Templeton
firefighter. Bring sunscreen, lawn
chairs, flags and mark your spot along
historic Main Street or Old County
Road for the 10 a.m. parade. At
Templeton Park, enjoy concessions,
BBQ and Lions Club auction items
from North County merchants. At
dusk, bring “safe & sane” (and legal)
fireworks to Templeton Park to light
up the night!
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Paso Robles
Welcome to the 68th California Mid-State Fair !
“Start Spreading the News!” This
year we feature Paso Pete and crew
celebrating the world of communications and publications. From experiencing the early days of newsprint
to today’s world of viral media, there
will be new exhibits and competitions
for the fairgoer to enjoy. Fair officials
collaborated with Cal Poly’s Advanced
Fair Management class on creating an
Admission and Hours
innovative concept that would
be successful not only in marketing, but program and exhibition concepts as well.
Our grounds are simply
beautiful, full of splendor
and many new improvements. So, whether you
ride the rides, listen to the
stellar entertainment staged
throughout the grounds, watch the
livestock and equestrian events,
shop the commercial vendors or just eat fabulous food,
please take the time to enjoy
every aspect that makes this
Fair truly golden... the “Biggest Little Fair Anywhere!”
On behalf of the Board of
directors and staff, I want to cordially
Warmest regards,
Vivian Robertson
Chief Executive
Officer, California
Mid-State Fair
By Bob Chute
The crew at the Paso Robles Event Center are putting together the 2013 version of the
California Mid-State Fair, “Start Spreading The News!” slated to begin Wednesday, July 17 and
running through Sunday, July 28.
While several area publications produce their versions of Fair guides, we’ve simply put together
an overview of some of the things to look for, special activities and shows, plus a look at the
entertainment and other items of interest.
We are also honored to present Melissa Chavez’s Fair Family Spotlight on the Phil and Tracy
Cagliero family. Judy Bedell takes a look at the Junior Livestock Auction, the Industrial Arts
Auction and a fun peek at PeeWee Showmanship.
Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation works to preserve and enrich the heritage of the 16th District Agricultural
Association and offers support to the 4-H and FFA programs, create agricultural education opportunities, and maintain a standard of excellence and expansion in the facilities by implementing capital
improvement programs. Join today - 100% of all monies received for The Heritage Foundation goes back
into the Mid-State Fair and Paso Robles Events Center, learn more at thecmsfheritagefoundation.org.
Start Spreading The News! There’s lots to do, even before the Fair, but especially during the
12 Days of Fun...see you there!
Daily Admission: Child (6-12) - $6/day • Adult (13-64) - $10/day
Senior (65+) - $8/day ($5/day on Senior’s Day: Tuesday, July 23): 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Each day of the Fair. • Box Office: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. each day of the Fair.
Pre-Fair Discounts: Discounted Daily Admission Tickets can be purchased from the
California Mid-State Fair box office now through Tuesday, July 16.
Discounted Daily Admission Tickets can be purchased from any local Albertsons store
from Monday, June 3 (8 a.m.) through Tuesday, July 16 (Midnight).
Discounted Season Pass Coupons can be picked up at any local Farm Supply location
from Monday, June 3 (8 a.m.) through Tuesday, July 16 (Midnight).
Season Passes: Child (6-12) - $18/season • Adult (13+) - $50/season
Eastside Stops (shuttles run every 15-30 minutes)
Paso Robles High School @ City Bus Stop • Albertsons Parking Lot @ City Bus Stop
Lowe’s Hardware @ Main Parking Lot
Cattle Drive
Wednesday, July 17 • 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: South Gate
Don’t miss the annual Cattle Drive to kick off the
2013 Fair! Leaving Borjon Auto Center around
10 a.m.... heading down Union Road to 13th
Street... then up to Riverside Avenue... and finally
arriving at South Gate around 11:30 a.m.!
Fair Family Packs
$23/day if purchased in advance from the California Mid-State Fair box office now through
Tuesday, July 16. $23/day, if purchased in advance from any local Albertson’s store from
Monday, June 3 (8 a.m.) through Tuesday, July 16 (Midnight).
Carnival Wrist Bands
12 p.m. - 12 a.m., each day of the Fair.
Discounted Carnival Ride Wristband Coupons can be purchased from the California
Mid-State Fair box office now through Tuesday, July 16. Discounted Carnival Ride Wristband Coupons can be purchased from any local Albertsons store from Monday, June 3
(8 a.m.) through Tuesday, July 16 (Midnight)
Carnival Wrist Bands: $30/day (Monday - Thursday), $35/day (Friday - Sunday)
available in the Carnival Area.
Free Bus Rides
The California Mid-State Fair is pleased to once again offer its patrons the opportunity
to park off-site for free and then catch a free ride to the Fair! Look for the American Star
Trailways buses... operating daily from Noon-Midnight. Make sure you park your vehicle
in a designated location ONLY, and then hop on the free shuttle. See you at the Fair!
The following schedule is subject to change. Times are approximate and should only
be used as guidelines. Depending on the crowd size, pick up and drop off times
could vary by up to 30 minutes. Please allow for ample time to get to the Fair,
purchase admission tickets and gain admission to the Fair. Concert tickets do not include admission to the Fair. Please make sure you ONLY park in designated areas at
each shuttle location, as failure to do so may result in your automobile being towed at
your expense.
Westside Stops (shuttles run every 10-15 minutes)
Smart & Final @ 22nd/Spring • State Farm @ 20th/Spring • Citibank @ 16th/Spring
Bank of America @ 15th/Spring • City Hall @ 10th/Spring
Courtyard by Marriott parking lot @ 120 South Vine
invite you to attend our 2013 edition of
the California Mid-State Fair. Come
early, stay late, and have a ton of fun!
Pancake Breakfast
Thursday, July 25, 7:30 a.m. • Downtown City Park
The annual CMSF pancake breakfast is prepared by members of the Grange, and will take
place on Thursday, July 25 from 7:30-10:30 a.m. in the Paso Robles Downtown Park.
Tickets will be available for FREE from Downtown merchants.
Theme Days
Cattlemen & Farmers’ Day
Thursday, July 18
8:30 a.m. - Cow Dog Trials
@ Equestrian Center
9 a.m. - Commercial Cattle Pens Judging
11:30 a.m. - BBQ Lunch
12:45 p.m. - Presentation of “Agriculture
in the Classroom” & Winners of JB Dewar
Tractor Restoration
1 p.m. - Ranch Horse Class
@ Equestrian Center
2:30 p.m. - Industrial Arts Auction
@ Livestock Pavilion
4 p.m. - Social Hour
5 p.m. - BBQ Dinner
6:30 p.m. - Presentation of Awards
Kid’s Day - Monday, July 22 - Kids aged 12 and under get in FREE!
Senior’s Day - Tuesday, July 23 - All those 65 years of age and older receive daily
admission for only $5!
Armed Forces Day - Saturday, July 27 - Members of the Armed Forces with a military
ID get in for FREE!
Mutton Bustin’ LIVE
When: Wednesday, July 17 - Sunday, July 28 - 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Where: South West Corner
Boys and girls, six years old and younger, weighing less than 60 pounds, try to ride a sheep
for a full six seconds. Every child takes home temporary tattoos and a participation ribbon.
World Championship Mutton Bustin’ will be located on the south end of the PREC.
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Albertsons/Pepsi Headliner Stage
Chumash Grandstand Arena
Tim McGraw w/Kip Moore
Wednesday, July 17
Trace Adkins/Brantley Gilbert
Thursday, July 18
Adam Lambert, Friday, July 19
Sail Rock 2013, Saturday, July 20
Matchbox Twenty/Goo Goo Dolls
Sunday, July 21
Fort Frontier Stage
John Mayer w/Phillip Phillips
Monday, July 22
Rascal Flatts w/The Band Perry, Tues, July 23
Van Halen, Wednesday, July 24
Brit Floyd, World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show,
Thursday, July 25
Huey Lewis & The News, Friday, July 26
Country Rodeo Finals, Saturday, July 27
TBA, Sunday, July 28
All of these acts are FREE with your paid admission to the Fair! Seats for these shows are
available on a “first-come, first-served” basis - seats may not be saved. You may not bring your
own seats to the shows. Still photography is generally allowed, however, no “live” recording
of any kind is permitted. On anticipated highly-attended shows, the management of the Fair
may elect to “wristband” would-be concert go-ers... this would be done to ensure the safety
of all patrons and would generally happen approximately two hours before show time. As of
press time, several dates had yet to be filled.
Miss CMSF Pageant, Tuesday, July 16
TBA, Monday, July 22
Hotel California-Salute to The Eagles
TBA, Tuesday, July 23
Wednesday, July 17
Jeremy Camp, Wednesday, July 24
Emblem3, Thursday, July 18
TBA, Thursday, July 25
TBA, Friday, July 19
Matt Nathanson, Friday, July 26
TBA, Saturday, July 20
TBA, Saturday, July 27
TBA, Sunday, July 21
TBA, Sunday, July 28
Miss CMSF Pageant on July 16th
The 2013 Miss California Mid State Fair will
be crowned on Tuesday, July 16. The pageant
takes place at the Frontier Stage starting at
6:30 p.m. The contestants include:
Victoria Barron will be 17 years
old in the fall and is currently a senior at Paso Robles High School.
Her platform title is “Health is the
Way of Life.” She is very involved with FFA,
Special Olympics, athletic training, softball,
cheer and volunteer work.
Sabrina Dunn is 18 years old and
a graduate of Templeton High
School. Her platform title is
“Project Surf Camp, Shredding
the Mystery.” She is involved in Puma
Aquatics, Templeton High School Swim
Team and FFA.
Sarah Remington Groves is 19
years old and attends Cuesta College. Her platform title is platform
is “Beautiful Souls.” Clubs she was
involved in during high school were cheer
and powder puff football.
Kelsey Koehler is 22 years old
and attends Brandman University. Her platform title is “The
8-Second Ride.” She was a member of 4-H, the ambassador of Paso Robles
Relay for Life in 2003-2004, is currently a
member of the National Association for the
Education of Young Children and a volunteer for the local Lions club.
Kaylie McKnight is 18 years old
and a graduate of Atascadero
High School. Her platform
title is “Education for Homeless Children.” She has been a member of
the Atascadero High School varsity cheer
team and a member of the competitive cheer
squad “The Shockwave.”
Elida Moore is 22 years old and
a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis
Obispo. Her platform title is
“Showmanship 101.” Organizations she is involved with are Cal Poly
Equestrian Team, Cal Poly Orientation
Leadership, and she is currently the Beef
Leader for Cambria 4-H.
Michelle Tarango is 18 years old
and attends UC Davis. Her platform title is “Still in Progress.”
Organizations she is or has been
involved in are Pozo 4-H, Delta Delta Delta
Sorority, Atascadero High School Cheerleading, UC Davis Student Alumni Association and the California Mid State Fair
Junior Fair Board.
Photos by Tim Wagner
Paso Pete’s Ponderosa Stage
Public contests/judging is a unique way for
both the Fair-going public and the competitor to witness the judging process. Those
entering Public Judging Contests will bring
their entries to the Fair’s main office at
the specified date and time, at which, they
will receive a pass to get into the Fair. All
contests will be held at 6 p.m. at Paso Pete’s
Ponderosa Stage in Frontier Town. All
junior contests require nothing more than
that the participant to show up at a competition site. See 2013 Competition Handbook
for more details and entry form.
All shows are FREE with your paid
admission to the Fair!
Farmer’s Favorite Cobblers
Thursday, July 18
Morning DJ Drive Competition
Friday, July 19
Cupcake Challenge, Saturday, July 20
Locally Grown Salsa, Sunday, July 21
Newspaper Delivery Competition
Monday, July 22
Walmart Jr. Fashion Show
Wednesday, July 24
Late Breaking News
Thursday, July 25
Create A Greeting Card
Friday, July 26
Steer Roping, Saturday, July 27
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All shows are FREE with your paid
admission to the Fair!
KJUG Barn Dance
Wednesday through Sunday
July 17-28, 8:30 p.m.
Cutest Show On Earth
Wednesday through Sunday
July 17-28, 12 p.m.
Albertson’s Talent Show
Wednesday, July 17, 5:30 p.m.
Dance Performance
Friday and Saturday,
July 19-20, 5:30 p.m.
Zoo To You
Sunday through Tuesday
July 21-23, 7 p.m.
Dance Performance
Wednesday, July 24, 5:30 p.m.
Dance Performance
Sunday, July 28, 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m.
All shows are FREE with your paid
admission to the Fair! Shows will begin
at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. unless
specifically noted.
Rewined, Wednesday, July 17
Moonshiner, Thursday, July 18
Moonshiner, Friday, July 19
Karen Sweeney, Saturday, July 20
Code Blues, Sunday, July 21
Piano Madness
Monday through Wednesday, July 22-24
Jody Mulgrew & The Skeleton Crew
Thursday, July 25
El Desayno, Friday and Saturday
July 26-27
Route 66, Sunday, July 28
Diaper Derby
Monday, July 22 • 2 p.m.
The Diaper Derby features babies who
have yet to master the art of walking...
“crawling only” allowed to enter!
Tractor Races
Monday, July 22 • 2 p.m.
Tractor Races feature any fun loving, crazy
driving, fast peddling child who can reach
the tractor pedals... ages 3-8 please. Signups start around 1:45pm!
Mission Square
Main Quad
Central Coast Wine Competition
Wednesday, July 17 - Sunday, July 28, Noon-Midnight • Commercial Building #2
The 11th Annual Central Coast Wine Competition returns to answer the daring question,
“who’s got the best wine on the central coast?” The competition features over 600 types of
wines from more than 150 wineries, all in competition for the prestigious “Best Of ” title. All
Gold Medal winning wines will be showcased at five fairs... the California Mid-State Fair,
the Monterey County Fair, the San Benito County Fair, the Santa Barbara County Fair, and
the Ventura County Fair. Extended publicity and exposure is also awarded to medal winning
wines as they will be featured in spotlight promotions at participating Albertsons locations.
AG/Horticulture Pavilion
This where all the 1st Place ribbons and premiums get handed out! Take a stroll and see all
the agriculture and horticulture displays. Open daily from Noon until Midnight.
Floriculture Building
The Dolly Barba Bader Floriculture Building is always one of the most popular buildings to
stroll through. Check out award-winning flowers from your neighbors.
Home Arts Building
A wide variety demonstrations and hands-on exhibits... from sewing and quilting demonstrations to cake decorating for kids... something for the entire family to enjoy.
Livestock Pavilion
Poultry Show: Wed., July 17 • 9 a.m.
Cattle Pens Judging: Thurs., July 18 • 9 a.m.
Industrial Awards & Project Auction:
Thurs. July 18 • 2 p.m.
Rabbit Show: Fri. July 19 • 9 a.m.
Dog Show: Sat., July 20 • 1 p.m. Farm Supply Jr. Livestock Quiz Jam:
Sun., July 21 • 6 p.m.
Dairy Goat Show: Mon., July 22 • 9 a.m.
Breeding Sheep Show: Mon., July 22 • 12 p.m.
Ladies and Lads Lead Competition:
Mon., July 22 • 6 p.m.
Market Hog Show: Tues., July 23rd • 8 a.m.
Market Lamb Show: Tues. July 23 • 8 a.m.
Meat Goat Show: Tues., July 23 • 8 a.m.
Equestrian Center
4-H & FFA Horse Show:
Wed., July 17 • 9 a.m.
Cow Dog Trials: Thurs., July 18 • 8:30 a.m.
Ranch Horse Class: Thurs., July 18 • 1 p.m.
Cutting Horse Show: Frid., July 19 • 8 a.m.
Cutting Horse Show: Sat., July 20 • 8 a.m.
Sheep Dog Trials & Draft Horse Show:
Sun., July 21 • 10 a.m.
Open Horse Show: Mon., July 22 • 9 a.m.
Breeding Beef Show: Wed., July 24 • 8 a.m.
Market Steer Show: Wed., July 24 • 8 a.m.
Dairy Cattle Show: Wed., July 24 • 1:30 p.m.
Replacement Heifer Show: Wed., July 24 • 5 p.m.
Hog Showmanship: Thurs., July 25 • 8 a.m.
Meat Goat Showmanship: Thurs., July 25 • 8 a.m.
Sheep Showmanship: Thurs., July 25 • 8 a.m.
Beef Showmanship: Fri., July 26 • 8 a.m.
Replacement Heifer Sale: Fri., July 26 • 6 p.m.
Jr. Livestock Auction: Sat., July 27 • 8 a.m.
Round Robin Showmanship:
Sun., July 28 • 9 a.m.
Pee Wee Showmanship: Sun., July 28 • 11 a.m.
Livestock Judging Contest:
Sun., July 28 • 1 p.m.
Snaffle Bit Futurity: Tues., July 23 • 8 a.m.
Stock Horse Show: Tues., July 23 • 8 a.m.
RSNC Sorting: Wed., July 24 • 8 a.m.
Barrel Racing: Wed., July 24 • 2 p.m.
Team Roping: Thurs., July 25 • 8 a.m.
Wrangler Junior Gymkhana:
Fri., July 26 • 8 a.m.
Country Rodeo: Sat., July 27 • 8 a.m.
Country Rodeo: Sun., July 28 • 9 a.m.
By Melissa Chavez
The Cagliero family finds joy in a hectic summer
For Jake, 14, and Aiden, 9, pleasure comes in the
form of two steers in their backyard.
“They’re fun,” says Jake. “The work’s hard, but for
the most part, it’s fun. We walk them, wash them,
brush them, and spend time with them. My first
year, I had one crazy steer; he wasn’t the nicest.
They try to get away with things.”
Aiden agrees. “It’s scary at first, but it’s actually really fun. You get used to it, brushing them and scratching them.” (Steers like their bellies scratched.) Along
with 4-H involvement, Aiden’s favorite pastimes
are “jumping on the trampoline and swimming.”
With cattle to tend, the daily wake-up call comes
at 6 a.m. The rest of Jake’s days are filled by commitments to the Paso Robles Aqua Cats swim team,
Paso Robles High School water polo summer camp,
Boy Scouts and 4-H. Aiden heads off to classes in
Karate Combat Arts at Kennedy Fitness, balanced
with a mix of swimming, trampoline, and 4-H.
Summer sports and Fair time is hectic, but their
parents, Phil and Tracy Cagliero, agree that it’s
worth the effort.
“At six in the morning, you’re up,” laughs Tracy.
“It was nerve wracking at first, but very exciting.
There’s a sense of accomplishment when you know
you can help your child with such a big project.”
“It’s not always easy to get them conditioned for
the fair,” says Phil. “When our kids began participating, they started out with steers. This is Jake’s fifth year
and Aiden’s first year. He weighs 70 pounds and has
a 1200-pound steer, but he’s a gentle giant.”
Phil grew up involved in 4-H, and remembers
how his family has always had cattle on the ranch.
“Now,” he says, “we go to the auctions and support
the kids.” Their Ranchita Canyon 4-H group fundraises year-round to help subsidize kids’ Fair passes,
entry and supply costs.
“The kids do presentations and learn to take a big
leadership role in 4-H,”says Phil.“They take charge of
things and gain insight in helping others. It’s also
the way they grew up. People look around here and
ask, ‘Who’s your pool guy or your housekeeper?’ We
are it, plus we have two kids. We try to teach them
by example to be productive members of society.
Phil was born and raised in North County. His
father, the late Pete Cagliero, whose parents emigrated from Italy, farmed and owned the land on
which Phil and Tracy reside and Phil’s brother Jon
continues the farming tradition. They also have one
sister, Dena. Phil’s mother is Lorraine Cagliero, formerly Jespersen. Phil and Tracy’s children now have
the distinction of being sixth-generation Jespersens.
Tracy grew up in the Bay area, the daughter of
a Navy captain. She and Phil met in 1992 while
attending Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, where
Tracy majored in Biology.
From top: Rock crawling and high desert racing
are favorite pastimes for the Cagliero family.
After a successful first year, Jake realized,
“Now I know why I work so hard.”
Adventure is in their blood. Phil and Tracy’s trip
to Alaska included sights of glacial blue ice.
Aiden shows the crowd how the mutton bustin’
is done at Mid-State Fair.
“At first I thought I was going to be a doctor,”
says Phil, who changed his mind and his major to
Business. His father co-owned Chaparral Business
Machines. In 1993, he explains, the company was
in turmoil and “I basically took it over in my junior
year...had no idea where to begin. I’d work during
the day and attend college at night.” Along with his
partners Ralph Reese and Mike Munns, the company has successfully grown.
Tracy majored in Biology and figured she would
move back up north. But love changed all that.
Phil and Tracy married after college in 1995. “We
rented Parkfield for the reception,” laughs Phil.
“Phil is a very dedicated parent,” says Tracy. “He
has high goals and is a strong model for our kids.
He instills (values) in them in a firm, but gentle
way. The kids are comfortable with themselves and
other people.
“We parent together pretty well and never go
against each other. Providing a united front is really important. Moral character is very important
to Phil, behind: I really respect that about him.”
“I see them as role model,” says Jake, adding with a
wink. “They get things mostly right. But I think part
of being a good parent is knowing your kid and getting to know them instead of just being drill sergeant
or a coach.”
“Our family works hard, but we play hard,” says
Phil. “We go camping quite a bit. We also ride motorcycles. My brother and I enjoy Ultra 4 racing and
rock crawling in the high desert.”
“We like showing steers, giving parties and cleaning
up together,” says Aiden. “And having dinner together
every night. That’s important to us,” nods his mother.
Phil agrees and underscores who is the heart of
his home. “Tracy is an excellent mom. She’s the
ultimate protector and caring of our kids. She has
very strong values and morals, and I hear it coming through all the time. She’s dedicated to every
activity the kids are involved in. and I credit her
mostly for all them. Just in her PTA involvement
at Georgia Brown Elementary alone, she volunteers for everything under the sun.” Phil pauses,
looking at his wife. “She’s fun and cute, and those
green eyes are probably a big part of it.”
If you want to be entertained as well as amazed, check
out the up and coming Junior Livestock showmen competing in PeeWee Showmanship at the Livestock Pavilion, Sunday, July 28, at 11:00 a.m.. With competitions
to show both hogs and lambs, these youngsters battle
to be awarded a silver belt buckle and bragging rights
for mom and dad. Youngsters 8 and under can sign
up in the Livestock Office during the first week of the
Fair for this fun event. Join them ringside on Sunday
morning to cheer
on these pint-sized
future Junior Livestock exhibitors.
Left: Ethan Lazanoff
of San Luis Obispo
works hard to catch
the attention of the
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Months of hard work will pay
off for local 4-H and FFA members when they present their market
animal projects at this year’s Junior
Livestock Auction at the California
Mid-State Fair.
The auction will be held on Saturday, July 27 and whether you are looking to fill the freezer, or you would
just like to support the youth of our
community, it is an event you won’t
want to miss.
The auction gets started at 8 a.m.,
but you will want to arrive early to
obtain a buyer’s number. It is usually standing room only as youngsters
Action abounds as ringmen take bids and the
auctioneer works to get the local 4-H and FFA
members the best price he can for their Fair
Junior Livestock projects.
lead their project animals to the ring
in hopes of bringing home enough
money to pay the bills, buy another
animal for next year, and, usually, put
aside the rest for college.
The local auctioneers from Templeton Livestock Market donate their
services and provide plenty of entertainment as they help each exhibitor
gain top dollar for their projects. The
last two years have been especially rewarding as the total monies exceeded
a million dollars from the sale of
market animals even with the tough
The bidding process is simple and
there are plenty of people to help you
out if you are new to the auction
process. Beef, lambs, pigs, and goats
are all sold by the pound and the
new electronic boards make it easy
to calculate what the total cost of the
animal will be.
If you make arrangements ahead of
time at the Livestock office they can
help you out with lining up someone
to butcher and cut and wrap your
purchase. Then, a few weeks later
you can enjoy some of the best meat
you will ever have and know you have
helped a future farmer or rancher in
the process.
Monies spent purchasing animals in
the Junior Livestock Auction are taxdeductible so it is a great way to help
a youngster while gaining a write-off
for your business. Times are tough in
today’s economy so consider going
in together with another business or
with neighbors and friends and bid
on an animal together. Businesses
Katalyn Loudat of Shandon 4-H waits for
the bids to come in for her market hog at the
2012 Junior Livestock Auction.
Steers, heifers, hogs, lambs, goats, rabbits
and even chickens are up for bids at the Junior
Livestock Auction. Whether you are buying or
watching, it is a must do event.
often use it as a means of promotion or
advertising and their support for this
community event is invaluable.
There is a delicious barbecue for
all of the buyers and 4-H members
will keep the audience well supplied with cold drinks and snacks
throughout the daylong event.
In addition, the Replacement Heifer sale will be held on Friday, July 26
at 6 p.m. This is a great opportunity to
support local youth and purchase additional animals for your herd or start
out with a soon-to calve heifer.
For information on how you or your
business can purchase an animal at
this year’s Junior Livestock Auction, call Jo Ann Switzer, Livestock
Department Coordinator at 2390655. The Mid-State Fair also
publishes an informational pamphlet on the Junior Livestock
Auction that is available at the Fair
office at 2198 Riverside Avenue,
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Mark your calendars now for the
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Project Auction to be held in the
Livestock Pavilion at the Mid-State
Fair between 2:30 – 4 p.m. Students
involved in welding, carpentry and
metal arts from throughout San Luis
Obispo County will be offering a
variety of projects to the community
at this event.
Sponsored by AirGas, the auction will feature first and second
place projects in several categories.
Projects offered in the past include
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furniture, and coffee tables. Smaller
projects are also offered for sale such
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décor items. All of the projects have
to be planned and constructed solely
by a high school student.
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sponsor the event and wants to help
support students who are pursuing
careers in the industrial arts.
“These are very important skills
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welders and carpenters. This contest gives the kids a chance to show
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The live auction format is exciting
and fun. Items purchased at the auction
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and then arrangements can be made
for pick-up or delivery of the item.
Wallis can be contacted for additional information at AirGas, 2131
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Left: Students like Shandon High School FFA
member Gustavo Lopez see the auction as an
opportunity to showcase their skills, as well as
their artistic ability in metalwork.
Center: Shandon High School FFA member
Clint Miller works to finish a plasma cut-out to
add to his hand-crafted coffee table featuring
bull elk. Miller is a fourth year industrial arts
student who has learned the craft of welding in
his high school industrial arts program under
the guidance of instructor Jon Fuller.
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P Hill returns to its former glory
By Chuck Desmond
Way back when some of
were just kids, up on the hill
above Vine St. at about 32nd
St., there was at least a “P”
lying on its side for all to see.
I say, “at least a P” because
perhaps there was an “R” up
there too.
Paso Robles supporter Don
Dahl first remembers seeing
The P from his grandmother’s
house on 30th St. in 1952. In
‘57, his dad moved the family up to the Bay Area and in
‘63, he returned and finished
high school here in ‘64. Don
moved back to the Bay Area
for his career as a carpenter and then retired in 2010
and returned ‘home.’ One
day while he was looking at
Facebook in the “You know
if you grew up in Paso---”
page, he saw a reference to
The P. Don decided to find
it. Contacting the property’s
owners, they gave him permission to crawl down the hill to
check it out.
Don says it was a mess after
so many years and concluded
that civic pride demanded he
fix it! That was in the Spring
of this year. The wooden frame
had almost completely rotted
away and one of the pieces of
corrugated sheet metal had
been “borrowed but never returned.” All Don was able to
conclude was that the thing
Volunteers move the 350-pound Paso P into position.
was 20’ tall and 12’ wide and at
one time been painted white.
Over the years, the trees and
foliage became substantially
more dense. Just to get it out
of there and even think about
bringing in a new one, required help. Don is a healthy,
strong and robust guy – but
Superman’s strength he doesn’t
have. Reaching out to his
brother-in-law, Boyd Tackitt,
fellow church members, childhood cronies and other strong
bodies via KPRL, a team was
amassed including Keith Testerman, Cory Meyer, Mitchell Martin, Bob Pettit, Terry
Stemple, Darin McMaster
and Tony Sawa.
Using ropes and back power,
they hauled the tired old P up
the side of P Hill and loaded
it into a trailer to cart it off to
Don’s house for the reconstruction process. His neighbors
thought he’d lost it and went
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daffy to attempt such a goofy
project. Don wasn’t deterred.
With $400 of his own funds,
he and Boyd took a month
and rebuilt the dilapidated
Paso P. First came building a
new frame but this time out
of pressure treated wood.
Power washing the metal and
cutting a new piece to fit the
shape of the missing one came
next. Putting it together and
then a new coat of modern
paint finished the 350-pound
monster in his
After a hearty
breakfast the “installation
was ready. Boots
and gloves on, ropes
tested, the P was
loaded in the trailer along with concrete pillar blocks
There are several places to glimpse the P.
to keep it off the This angle is from Spring Street looking west
over the former Wilson’s Restaurant.
ground once in place.
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Carefully the men unloaded
the P and inched it down
P Hill to its former home.
Mission accomplished!
The easiest place to see
the Paso P is from the parking lot of the Paso Bowl on
Spring St. Look over Wilson’s
Restaurant sign. It’s also
visible from 46-East coming to town. The closest
viewing spot is the corner of
Oak and Beverly.
Do you remember the P?
What year was that? Any
idea if there was an “R” as
well? There is a tiny reference in the 1935 yearbook
that there was an “R” but
if so, what happened to it?
With the Quasquicentennial coming in 2014 wouldn’t
it be cool to have the full story
of P Hill for Paso’s residents
and those who will come after us! Send your memories
or photos to CDESConsult
@yahoo.com. Or call Chuck
at 237-2046.
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drives local donations
Golden State Classics Car Club
Inc. is a non-profit organization
formed many years ago by local classic car owners who liked to get together and show off their cars. They
meet on Saturday mornings at the
Cider Creek Bakery, 205 Oak Hill
Road in Paso. They now also host
a cruise to King Oil Tools, 2235
Spring Street, once a month where
they sponsor a 50/50 drawing with
half of the proceeds going to local
charities or projects.
This year the Golden State Classics, Inc. Car Show will be held
on Labor Day Weekend, August
30 and 31. The cruise will start at
6 p.m. and go to 8 p.m. The show
in the park Aug. 21 will be held
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you would
like to attend as a participant the
July’s Summer Reading
Program Activities
Continue your Groundbreaking
Summer Adventure with the Paso
Robles City Library’s fun programs
and activities during the month
of July. Families can kick-off the
month with the energetic, fanciful, and interactive stories of John
Weaver on July 11 and then get out
of the heat with a free family movie
matinee on July 18. On the 25, why
not decorate a mini terra-cotta pot,
fill it with soil, and plant a seed?
For teens, there’s bookmaking and journaling on July 9 and
manga drawing with Irene Flores
on July 16. Learn basic bicycle
maintenance skills with the SLO
County Bicycle Coalition on July
30 and discover places to explore
on the Central Coast.
For adults, there’s an electronics repair workshop with iFixit on
July 11 and a bicycle maintenance
entry fee is $45. You will receive a
T-shirt and dash plaque.
This will be the first year the club
has put on the cruise and show by
itself. The City has been supportive
of the club’s efforts and is working
to ensure a successful two day event.
It is a huge undertaking for the
club but many members volunteer
their time all year long in order to
make the show a success.
The profits from car shows
have enabled Golden State Classics Car Club to donate several
thousand dollars to many local organizations including Loaves and
Fishes, Hospice, Toys for Tots/
Toy Bank, The Women’s Shelter, Christmas and Thanksgiving
baskets, Meals on Wheels, local
Veterans charities and many other
worthwhile local causes. The club
has sponsored scholarships for
students continuing their studies
in automobile related careers.
A club or an organization is needed to help on cruise night. These
individuals would be responsible
for standing at each intersection to
man the barricades. Please contact
Arthur Anderton at 286-7156 if
your club or organization would
be willing to assist with the Car
Show cruise.
The Golden State Classics President this year is Russell Johnson, the
car show Chairman is Gene Otten
and the Cruise Chairman is Arthur
Anderton. For further information please visit www.goldenstate
classics.org. or telephone President
Russ Johnson at 286-6408.
“The profits from these
car shows have enabled
Golden State Classics
Car Club to donate
several thousand dollars to
many local organizations.”
– at least until they return to life on
the mainland.
The Library Book Club meets
workshop with the SLO County to the Paso Robles area two years the third Thursdays of the month.
Bicycle Coalition on July 30. The ago from the La Quinta Desert, Call Karen Christiansen at 237public is also invited to join the Lundstrom works primarily in 3870 for more information about
Book Group’s discussion of M.L. oils. Her July display will include the Library Book Club, or visit
Stedman’s Light Between Oceans landscapes,
seaPajama Storytime
on Thursday, July 19.
scapes, and animals.
The Paso Robles City
Thanks to such generous spon- Light between
Library invites the pubsors as IQMS, the Paso Robles Oceans by
lic to enjoy an evening
Friends of the Library, Aera En- M. L. Stedman
of stories with volunteer
ergy, the Library Foundation, and The Paso Robles
storyteller Tony Wallace
the North County Indians, all three Library Book Club
on Thursday, July 18, bereading incentive programs run invites the public to
June 3 through Aug. 23. Complete join in the discussion of Light Be- ginning at 6:30 p.m. Children may
program information is available tween Oceans, by M. L. Stedman, on wear pajamas and should bring an
in the library and online at www. Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. in the adult to snuggle with!
Library Conference Room. Sted- The Paso Robles City Library is
Lundstrom to Display
man’s novel takes the reader to the located at 1000 Spring Street and
in July
lighthouse on Janus Rock where is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m.
The Paso Robles City Library a boat carrying a dead man and a to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to
invites the public to view the ar- living infant has washed ashore. 5 p.m. For more information on
tistic talent of Doris Lundstrom. The infant is claimed as theirs by library programs, call 237-3870 or
Born in Chicago and relocating the lighthouse keeper and his wife visit www.prcity.com/library.
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Quasquicentennial Update “ The Calendar Issue”
By Chuck Desmond
With each passing month, the
progress involved with putting
together the best year-long 125th
Birthday Party for El Paso de
Robles is growing exponentially.
2014 is a time to celebrate and
remember our past and leave a legacy for our children and the generations that will follow us. Even a
time capsule will be buried in the
park that will hold current memories of the town we choose to call
home! The year-long celebration
is put on by, and paid for by, Paso’s
committed residents who are voting with their ideas, volunteer hours
and wallets. The City is not paying
for this. To help with fundraising,
both Frank Mecham and Dee
Lacey are throwing in their full
support as newly appointed sponsorship co-chairs. They represent
the community. Julie Dahlen, the
Chairperson representing the City,
says, “Dreams are coming true!”
Let’s start with a short recap.
The logo is set and any organization that is having an event in 2014
is free to use it to coincide with
their own event promotion. To start off
2014, The Paso Robles
Inn will be home to
a gala evening at the
Grand Ballroom on
Dec. 31st of this year
(2013). Ticket sales
info will be announced
in the next two months.
The same night, a fireworks bash is set to
take place at midnight.
Another one will be
held at midnight Dec. 31st, 2014
and that will mark the official end
of the 2014 celebration. Both will
be in City Park. The actual birthday party of Paso’s incorporation
on March 11th will also be in the
Park, at the end of the school day,
so our children can attend.
National Women’s Recognition
Month is March. In late March,
Paso’s Women’s Day will focus on
notable and local women. This event
will be at Pioneer Museum. The
Santa Lucia Rockhounds show in
May, also at Pioneer Museum, will
have full-size dinosaurs as part of
their exhibition. The
Pioneer Day Committee (parade sponsors)
is putting together
some special surprises
for their big day in
A Fall athletic run
called Twelve Point
Five – Toby to Barney,
is scheduled for late
October and will start
at Tobin James’ parking
lot, proceed down the
Union Road Wine Trail and end
up at Barney Schwartz Park.
Firestone Brewery is crafting a
special ale just for the 2014 year!
Hope Family Wineries (Liberty School and Treana are their
flagship wines) likewise will create a Rhone blend and a unique
White-Wine blend. They’ll also
have large-format bottles of these
wines with 125th themed labeling to be auctioned or awarded to
uber-sponsors. Standard format
wines will also be available for
purchase in a couple of our bestknown wine outlets.
Melody Mullis (Pioneer Museum) and Nancy Tweedie (Historical Society) have put together
a great 11 X 17 wall calendar for
2014. Each month highlights rare
and interesting photos dug from
the depths of the archives at the
Historical Society and Pioneer Museum. Every 2014 event that has
had its date submitted to the committee is prominently noted on the
calendar’s pages. People buy their
wall calendars starting early Oct. for
the following year. That means they
have to be printed in September
to be at the sales locations in time.
Backing up from that date, artwork
needs to be finished by the end of
August. This is July so, not a lot of
time left is there? If you’re having
a chili cook-off, dance, fundraiser,
BBQ, crab feed, golf tournament,
car show, wine maker dinner, or any
other grand celebration that begs
for Quasquicentennial notoriety,
how can you possibly miss this marketing opportunity?
Next general open meeting is
Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at
City Hall. All are invited.
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River Oaks Amphitheatre
Paso Robles, CA
Brazilian Funk Fusion of
Human Nation plays
Friday, July 5
The City of Paso Robles, REC
Foundation and J. Lohr Vineyards
and Wines invite the public to enjoy the Brazilian
Funk Fusion of
Human Nation on
Friday, July 5, at
5:30 in the downtown City Park.
Human Nation is
the fourth in the
10-part summer concert series.
This FREE concert is co-sponsored by Paso Robles Pioneer Day
Committee and Zoo to You with
food available for purchase by Paso
Robles Inn Steakhouse. J. Lohr
wine, Firestone on-tap beer, water,
and soda will also be available for
purchase. All donations collected
during the concerts will be matched
by the REC Foundation and go directly to the Downtown City Park
Playground Project. Please refrain
from bringing beverages to the
concerts in order to show support
for the REC Foundation.
Get concert information...
For additional concert information, call the City’s Recreation Division at 237-3988, check page 2 of
this month’s Paso Robles Magazine
or log on to the REC Foundation
website at www.recfoundation.com.
Remember, dogs are not allowed
in the City Park. Concerts in the
Park is presented in cooperation
with Paso Robles Magazine and the
Downtown Paso Robles Main Street
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Screening serves the County of San
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screening for adults. Services include
monitoring of blood pressure, pulse
and weight and finger prick blood
test screening for anemia, blood sugar and cholesterol. Nutritional /lifestyle counseling. No appointment
needed for basic services. First come
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The schedule for July is as follows:
• Tuesday, July 2, 9 a.m-12 noon - Atascadero Senior Center, 5905 E.
Mall, Atascadero, Full Lipid Panel
available at this site for $20 fee. Call
544-2484 ext 1 for an appointment.
• Wednesday, July 24, 9 a.m.
to 12 noon - Paso Robles Senior
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Custom Framing,
Art Gallery
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A collection of stuff
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Center, 270 Scott St., Paso Robles,
9 a.m. – Noon.
For more information contact
the Community Action Partnership
regarding Adult Wellness and Prevention Screening, 1030 Southwood
Drive, San Luis Obispo, 544-2484
ext. 1.
PEARLS partners...
PEARLS Ministries and Paso
Robles Community Church are
partnering for a
Summer Fun community event on Aug.
10 from 3-7 p.m.
in the Paso Robles
Community Church
parking lot, 2706 Spring Street, Paso
Robles. There will be a BBQ Cookoff dinner including meat, beans,
potato salad, and cookies. Buy tickets to taste and then vote for your
favorites. Flea Market and Craft
Items will be for sale by people in the
community. Children’s area is free
and will include a bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, face
painting and more! For more information contact PEARLS Ministries
at 227-4850 or [email protected]
net. Proceeds will further outreaches
for families in need and ex-inmates.
Crab Feed Fundraiser
The Paso Robles Bearcat Boosters
Football Committee are sponsoring
a dinner on
Saturday, July
13, 5 p.m. at
the Mission
San Miguel
Parish Hall,
795 Monterey Road, in San Miguel.
The fundraiser will help support the
Paso Robles Bearcat Football teams.
Tickets include all you can eat crab,
salad, bread and two drink tickets for
$50 per person. Don’t forget your butter bowl and crab cracker. There will
also be silent and live auction items
to bid on in support of our football
players. For more information, contact Heather Gray at 550-9403.
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The fourth annual Savor the Central Coast event will be held Sept.
26-29. Sip more than 200 wines,
indulge in culinary bites from over
30 local chefs, meet winemakers,
brew masters and artisans, tour the
Central Coast Pavilion and learn
from Sunset Magazine’s expert
editors. Special culinary and adventure events countywide, Main Event
with displays, food
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Winemakers vie for
chef’s honors at
annual cookoff
The 15th Annual Winemakers’
Cookoff will be held Saturday,
Aug. 10 from 6-9 p.m. at the
Paso Robles Event Center, 2198
Riverside Ave.
The Paso Robles Rotary will
again bring more than 30 Paso
Robles winemakers together to
compete to see who is the best
chef. Organizers expect the
tickets to sell out quickly.
Attendance is limited to just
1,200. Tickets are $75 and are
on sale at pasorobleswinemakers
All proceeds from the event
benefit local high school scholarships. Thanks to the event,
The Paso Robles Rotary contributed $30,000 to Paso Robles
High School scholarships last
year. Since 1999, the Rotary
Club has created a perpetual
fund of more than $400,000
called the Harlow Ford Scholarship Fund. IQMS is returning as the title sponsor of the
“The IQMS sponsorship of
the Rotary event underscores
our company’s commitment toward the education and support
of our local youth,” said Randy
Flamm, President and C.E.O.
of IQMS. “As we continue to
prosper here, our involvement
in helping to further the goal
of an event like the Cookoff is
one way of giving back.”
“The Paso Robles Winemakers’
Cookoff has become one of
Paso Robles’ most-popular
wine, food and music events,”
says event co-chairperson Bob
Fonarow. “Participating wineries pair their grilled culinary
creations with their finest wines
and compete for both Judges’
Choice and People’s Choice
awards the day of the event.
We are expecting tickets to sell
out fast.“
For more information on the
Paso Robles Rotary Club and
the Winemakers’ Cookoff visit:
or call toll-free (877) 264-6979.
Paso Robles Rotary brings fun and
food together during the annual
Winemakers’ Cookoff.
“The Paso Robles
Cookoff has become
one of Paso Robles’
most-popular wine,
food and music
- Bob Fonarow
The Central Coast
Shakespeare Festival
announces 2013 Season
The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival is back at the
beautiful Outdoor Amphitheatre at River Oaks Hot Springs
in Paso Robles performing
Shakespeare’s thrilling comedy Love’s Labor’s Lost July
11 through 27. There will be
only eleven performances this
season so make plans now to
enjoy Shakespeare Under the
No Girls Allowed!
The King of Navarre and
his companions swear to live
without the company of women for three years and devote
themselves solely to academic studies. Enter the beautiful Princess of France and her
lovely companions. Hearts melt,
vows break and love reigns
supreme in this delightful
romantic comedy, where Shakespeare’s wordplay, puns and
pranks are at an all time high.
Add a lusty country wench,
a flirtatious and ‘fantastical Spaniard’, and a few Russian dancers, you’ve got one of
the Bard’s most romantic and
hilarious comedies.
Dates and Times
- Thursday – Saturday,
July 11-13 • 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday–Saturday,
July 18-20 • 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday – Saturday,
July 25-27 • 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday July 14 & 21 • 6 p.m.
- Thursday - July 11 is preview
“One of the Bard’s most romantic and
hilarious comedies!”
- Thursday - July 18 and 25 are
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will open one half hour before
each performance. North County nights are typically balmy, but
bring a jacket just in case.
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rarely agree; county employment development numbers showed 4,800
new jobs, a 4.6% rise, in April, over
April 2012.
The job segment to get the biggest increase, 21%? Arts and entertainment. Who knew? I can hear
my Dad telling me not to depend on
writing, to learn a mainstream skill I
could ‘fall back’ on.
Professional employment, including businesses that serve other
businesses, saw a 14.2% increase in
employment, followed closely by real
estate employment, which climbed
My decision to get back into aircraft
ownership was the result of recent
airline torture.
With the economy improving,
more travelers are crowding into
fewer planes, each jammed with
more seats and therein lies the rub,
or more accurately, the crush. I got a
bargain ticket on one of the nation’s
venerable, (read: oldest) carriers.
Planes were wall-to-wall packed,
sticky, warm and claustrophobic. The
employees to whom I was subjected
deftly combined Simon Cowell’s
warmth with Piers Morgan’s brains.
On the return trip, the same massive weather system that frappéd
Oklahoma, stood across our path.
Strangely, the airline’s senior flight
dispatchers were caught by surprise
and failed to mobilize extra pilots
or planes. They let their underlings
absorb blowback from stranded passengers. I got home after 17 hours of
travel. I was lucky.
Certain things in good economies
can be bad, and vice versa.
Airline-wise, in down times, fewer
flyers means more comfy planes, and
airline employees looking to please.
When business is booming, the bottom line looks rosy, but if you want
recession-hungry customer service,
well, get in line.
The results of a study update from
the Central Coast Economic Forecast Project, are a mixed bag; some
good, some, well...
For starters, there is some indication of solid job growth. April jobless rates shrank from 7.9% in 2012,
to 6.1%, this year. The county’s employed labor force totaled 137,000
people, leaving 8,500 officially jobless.
Compared to 2012, San Luis
Obispo County picked up a solid
2,680 new jobs, bringing total nonfarm employment to 103,100. It
should be noted that official figures
By Bruce Curtis
Sometimes it’s difficult to make
sense of the numbers, whether they
are temporary blips or a solid trend.
One way to tell is by the number
of homes sold, and in this case, the
prices and number of homes sold are
both on the rise.
Sales of more affordable multifamily homes and condos rose a
heady 70% over last year; now the
median price for a condo is $279,000
in San Luis Obispo County.
Existing home sales rose for the 11th straight
month, in the county, median homes now cost an
average of $375,000, up from $345,000 a year ago.
The end result is a mixed bag;
housing is more expensive – more
about that in a moment – and some
job segments lost employment, such
as non-durable manufacturing and
eco-friendly whole trade produce
jobs, both of which fell by 3% or
more. Taxable sales, a good indicator
of economic growth, did well in most
cities, except for Atascadero, where
sales fell 6.1%, over the same period.
The upbeat report also reminds us
we aren’t out of the woods yet, but
better news could be just ahead.
Now if we can keep the politicians
from monkeying with the thermostat; Sacramento is already pushing
a minimum wage hike.
Homes Climbing: Existing
home sales rose for the 11th straight
month, in the county, median homes
now cost an average of $375,000, up
from $345,000 a year ago.
California realtors report homes
rose 24.7% statewide; great if you’re
about to snatch up a bargain in Boise, bad news if your job is here and
you are a first-time homebuyer.
New home construction would
help; the county’s growth limit ordinance has a decent backlog.
Water Pressure: A county
committee has been formed to keep
an eye on how quickly we are depleting our groundwater reserves, here in
the Salinas Basin, where water levels
have decreased 80 feet over the past
15 years.
As a result of that decrease, a new
task force is working toward forming the Paso Robles Groundwater
Management District, one that will
have teeth, in reducing water use
and perhaps developing other water
Kids Rights and Air Quality:
2nd District Supervisor Bruce
Gibson wasn’t pleased with an
Air Pollution Board vote to reject a political document affirming children’s rights. Gibson
wrote a scathing editorial condemning the County Air Pollution
Control Board for rejecting endorsement of a Children’s Bill of
Rights (CBR).
Why exactly does Gibson or any
politician think air quality regulators need to address children’s rights,
rather than say, parents, PTA’s or the
department of social services? Several citizens who spoke, considered
it a glaring government overreach
to bring air quality regulators into a
family and social debate.
“I don’t see that. It speaks to our
aspiration to help our children be
nurtured and enjoy a quality of life,”
responds Gibson, “no, it is not at all a
Nationwide, such CBR’s have
swept through local and regional
governments. Parents and family
rights groups have rejected CBR’s as
Trojan horses, vehicles to undermine
parental authority and legitimizing
prostitution, same sex marriage and
abortion on demand. Parental rights
supporters like Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council say United Nation’s conventions
drive the agenda pushing CBR’s.
When the APCD rejected the
county’s First Five coalition’s effort,
Gibson responded with a newspaper
missive blaming everyone from the
Tea Party to right wing extremists.
“It was quite disappointing for me
to see folks coming in and spinning
outrageous conspiracy theories about
the Children’s Bill of Rights.”
A number of individuals and parents addressed the APCD board
with what appeared to be legitimate
questions about why they were being asked to take a stand on a social
issue document in the first place.
Questions about social engineering
by government, lost parental rights,
even the agenda driving the move
to adopt CBR’s, were brought up.
APCD board members were persuaded and rejected the document.
Gibson characterized opposition
speakers as “extremists,” noting the
debate had been uncivil.
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Remembering Old San Miguel
San Miguel
By Lynne Schmitz
In its railroad heyday, San Miguel
was home to at least three newspapers. As a railhead town in 1886 the
expanding town grew to the proportions of a small city with economy
bustling. At the Carnegie Museum
in Paso Robles, I found two copies
of the ‘San Miguel Enterprise’ from
1903, and ‘The San Miguel Tidings’
from 1915 and a ‘San Miguel Sentinel’ from 1917. On July 2, 1903
Vol. 1 No. 1 of the ‘San Miguel
Enterprise’ - with eight pages - was
published by C.A. Black, Editor
and Proprietor. His office was in the
Keystone Block on Mission Street;
the telephone number was MAIN
43. Subscription rates were $1.50 per
year; 75 cents for six months, payable
in advance. This first edition was a
paean to San Miguel, filled with articles which described the town and
its surroundings in glowing terms.
On the front page, an article
entitled ‘Field of Ardath Land of
Promise’ (reference: author Maria
Corelli) gives a “...general description of San Miguel and its tributary
country...”. While noting that the Salinas and Nacimiento Rivers and ‘the
Estrella creek’ tend to run low on surface water in summer, the writer suggested there was great opportunity to
develop water at a low cost. A pump
and engine sufficient to irrigate five
acres was $450 and for ten acres $900.
Land was going for $10 per acre.
A lot of land had been purchased
for speculation by people from urban
areas. They lived here long enough to
meet government requirements and
then moved “...back to the cities...”.
But their properties hadn’t sold
even at lowered prices “...with no
advertising in this section...”.
The chief agricultural product in
1903 was wheat. In previous years,
stock production had been top
product but was in second place.
Egyptian, Kattir and Jerusalem corn
yielded fifty bushels and over per
year. Pome fruits and grapes were
successfully cultivated. Poultry was a
growing industry. From June 1, 1902
to June 1 of the current year “...there
were shipped by Wells, Fargo & Co.’s
express, through the San Miguel office, 4563 cases of eggs or 136,890
dozen eggs, at an average value, for
the twelve months, of 21 cents per
dozen...a total value of $28,746.90.
These shipments were made by
fifteen persons, and do not include
eggs shipped by freight.” Sales of
turkeys, pigeons and chickens
brought income from the industry to
over forty thousand dollars that year.
The populace was industrious and
also quite social – San Miguel was a
busy place. A list of commercial organizations, churches and fraternal
societies gave meeting places, days
and times. Dr. Wilmar was president
and D.F. Mahoney was secretary of
the San Miguel Improvement Club.
Sunday morning worshippers could
attend the Methodist Episcopal
Church (the ‘Little White Church’
on 13th and L Streets) with Pastor Rev. Thomas Hanna, St. John’s
Episcopal Church with Rector Rev.
E.A. McGowan, the Congregational
Church with Pastor Rev. Harry B.
Cook, and Mission San Miguel with
Pastor Rev. P.J. O’Reilly (he was not
a Franciscan – the missions were not
returned to the order until 1928). Spotlight
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Fraternal societies met in the second-floor lodge hall of the Keyston
Building on the corner of 11th
and Mission Streets. The I.O.O.F.
Nacimiento Lodge No. 340 met on
Tuesdays and San Miguel Lodge no
285, F. and A.M. met “...on Saturday,
on or preceding the full moon.” The
A.O.U.W. Lodge, San Miguel No
261 notice was filed by V.M. Corbaley. The Fraternal Brotherhood
San Miguel Lodge No. 225 invited
visitors. San Marcus Parlor, No. 15
N.S.G.W. met on Wednesdays and
the N.D.G.W. met on Thursdays,
bi-monthly. Two other women’s
organizations also met there – the
Natalia Rebekah Lodge No. 216,
I.O.O.F. (Mrs. Ina Thrall, Sec.) and
Violet Chapter No. 102, Order of
Eastern Star (Mrs. Bell Mahoney,
Sec.). Keyston Hall, which was built
in 1886, was razed in 1977 and the
bricks were sold.
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On Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, step
into the year 1585 when Queen Elizabeth I was
England’s magnificent monarch. The setting is
beautiful Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obispo.
A village springs up in a forest of trees at the back
of the park, which provides a real “enchanted
forest” feeling that transports you to a different
time and place.
You’ll enjoy a great lineup of entertainment
including the bawdy and beautiful Merry Wives
of Windsor (they are hilarious), the Barleycorn
Country Dancers, comedy shows, the musical genius of Neidfyre, an amazing magic show,
juggling, a comedy pirate parrot act, Queen
Elizabeth and her stunning court and of course,
the real and authentic joust by the Knights of
The Crimson Rose.
Aside from the stage shows there are parades,
street performers, jugglers, musicians, improvisational acts, the village blacksmith, craft demonstrations and the pageantry of the village itself to
keep you entertained the day long. Kids will enjoy
face painting, pony rides and a petting zoo.
All this entertainment will leave you hungry
and you’ll enjoy a delicious bounty of food such
as meat pies, pasties, roasted meat and fowl, foods
from the Orient, hand-made ice cream, salads and
the “must have” of a Renaissance Faire... turkey
legs. You’ll find something for every taste along
with fine wine, beer, ale, honey mead, freshly
squeezed lemonade, teas and handmade Sarsaparilla to quench your thirst. There’s wine-tasting,
too (Queen Elizabeth loves her wine).
Once you’re refreshed, why not try your hand at
archery, games or join in a street dance? Or simply
sit on a shady hay bale and watch the colorful parade of people enjoying a magical day. Don’t forget
your camera and don’t be shy about taking photos.
The participants love to pose for you.
When you get into the Renaissance spirit you can purchase all kinds
of adornments such as hats, boots,
belts, drinking vessel and full outfits to complete your transformation
into a Renaissance man or woman.
Women may wish to get their hair
braided or get a henna tattoo. Men
love the swords and knives. There’s
hand-thrown pottery, leather goods,
hand-made soaps and all manner
of unique gift items for all ages and
interests. These are items you won’t
find anywhere else.
The fun starts at 10 a.m. with the
Lord Mayor ceremoniously opening the festival to a colorful parade
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of flags and bell ringers, and the festivities continue throughout the day. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6
p.m. on Saturday and until 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets are $17 for adults, $10 for seniors and
ages 6-15. Under age 6 are free. 2-day passes are
$25 for adults and $16 for seniors and children.
Parking is at Madonna Meadows (in front of the
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Multi-Chamber Mixer
The 2nd Annual North County
Mixer will be held Wednesday, July
31, at 5 p.m. at Idlers, hosted by
Atascadero, Paso Robles, Templeton
and San Miguel Chambers of
Commerce. There will be food
and wine tasting. Approximately
500 people are expected to attend.
Concerts in
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Every Wednesday
evening, 6:30 – 8:30
p.m., through Aug.
21. The Templeton
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are the premiere event of Templeton Recreation.
Templeton Independence
Day Parade
The parade is sponsored each
year by Templeton Kiwanis. The
theme this year is: “The U.S.
Constitution... we the people”
and festivities begin at 10 a.m.
and run along Main Street. After the parade, please join us back
at Templeton Community Park
for the awards ceremony, food,
entertainment, music, fun and
games. For questions or additional information on the Parade, contact Kay Walker at
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the Independence
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the Templeton Fire
Station. The breakfast starts at 7 a.m.
and runs until 9:30
a.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and
$3 for children (ages 10 and under). Tickets can be purchased at
the Templeton Community Services District Office, at Farmers’
Market, or from any Templeton
Fire Fighter. Tickets may also be
purchased at the door that morning, but it is strongly suggested
to buy pre-sale tickets since all
800 breakfasts have sold out the
last several years.
Disney’s Mulan, Jr.
The Templeton Chamber of
Commerce (TCOC) and Templeton Unified School District
(TUSD), in their ongoing partnership, are thrilled to present
Disney’s Mulan, Jr. on Saturday,
July 27 at the Templeton Performing Arts Center (TPAC).
This Disney favorite will feature
students from Paso Robles,
Templeton and Atascadero.
Director Justin Thieleman, has
assembled an amazing cast supported by a group of professional,
dedicated people to help with
costumes, vocals, props and more.
One of the goals of producer and
Chamber Executive Director,
Berdette Robison, and the driving
force behind the joint partnership
between TCOC and TUSD, was
to bring a children’s production
to the TPAC this season, encouraging students with an opportunity to perform live theater. There
will be a 2 p.m. matinee and
a 7 p.m. evening performance.
Tickets are $15 for adults and
$10 for kids and can be obtained
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By Dorothy
The mercury is rising, so the fair can’t be
far off.
Grab your hat, boots, jeans and competitive spirit. Plan on a short traffic delay July
17 between 10 a.m. and 11: 30 a.m. (cowboy
time) when the Annual Cattle Drive through
Paso officially kicks off the Mid-State Fair.
Check the daily schedules for specific breed
or discipline shows during the fair. You will
need a ticket for admission to the fairgrounds,
but the horse and dog competitions are free for
spectators through July 28.
Starting with the FFA/4H Horse Show,
cow dog trials, ranch horse, cutting horse,
sheep dog trials, draft horse show, open horse
show, snaffle bit futurity, stock horse, sorting,
barrel racing, team roping, junior gymkhana
and the country rodeo make for a busy and
entertaining fair.
If the fair isn’t enough for you, check out
the California Rodeo at Salinas and then La
Fiesta at Santa Barbara. Highway 101 will
see lots of horse trailers playing musical venues
this month.
Whitehorse Challenge Series
July 21 finds the Whitehorse Challenge
Series at Shadow Hills Riding School at
LOVE Farm in Los Osos. Hunter/jumper and flat classes will take center stage as
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venue in the series of seven (Vulcan Mesa,
Marcly Farms, and Shadow Hills/LOVE
Farm). The winner of the Whitehorse
Challenge will be announced Oct. 20 at
Marcly Farms.
Vulcan Mesa Ranch in Atascadero will
host the next show in the series on August
18 in Atascadero. Buckle Series
San Luis Obispo County Quarter
Horse Association’s Three Show Open
Buckle Series begins Sunday July 14 at Pat
Mar in Templeton. Admission for spectators is free, so pack up the whole family
and head to the north end of Main Street
for the fun. Take a few moments to visit
with riders, their horses and their crews.
These folks are generous and will, if time
between classes permits, help you to understand what it takes to participate and
share in the fun.
With 48 classes there is something for
everyone in youth and mature divisions
including equitation, showmanship, halter
mares and halter geldings, green rider, leadline and walk/jog pleasure. Two new classes
have been added: ranch horse trail and ranch
horse pleasure. Class fees are $8 each preentry and $10 post. A $5 California drug fee
will be collected and a non-member fee is
$10. The jumping or obstacle fee is $6. For
more information on the show or SLOCQHA, contact Marie Miller (434-1594) or
Cece Campbell (434-7451).
Dry River Show
A variety of classes in a friendly family
atmosphere makes the Dry River School-
It’s too much fun competing in SLOCQHA’s
Silver Buckle Series. Join in at Pat Mar
Ranch July 14 in Templeton.
The refinement clinic will be followed July 26-28 by a Cow Working
Clinic for all stages of rider/horse development. Learn to read cattle, setting up the
part, control. $585 per rider. $50/day for
Cattle Clinic
July 27 Ray Berta welcomes you to a
cattle clinic from 9-4 p.m. Ray will work
with all levels of horses and riders. The fee
includes a catered lunch. Reserve your spot.
85 E. Garzas, Carmel Valley. rayberta.com.
Kid’s Camps
Make certain to check the Hoofbeat
Calendar for a variety of children camps
centered around horses. A session may
mold or bring out a child’s confidence,
teach him responsibility, help him to
understand more about our history and
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Whether trail, rail or cow classes, these
competitions are drawing folks from further afield with each event. For information on how to get involved (horseback or
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for classes or training, contact Tye (4234450). Be sure to ask Tye’s daughter Maddie for the latest joke of the day.
Summer Fling
California Dressage Society of SLO
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“R” rated judge will analyze the tests. To
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Mike Bridges for snaffle and the hackamore horses will be held July 23-25 at
Santa Maria. Hand and body positioning, reading the horse and cattle. Understanding the six pelvis positions, leg
pressure to enhance signals and developing several signals in concert will be
covered. The cost per rider is $450 with
a limit of 15 in each session. Auditors
are $50 per day. Contact Peter Adam
([email protected] or 310-3854) and
visit www.mikebridges.net.
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July 1-3 Miller’s Day Camp, SLO, camp
w. last night overnight movie option 2353834
July 2-7 Summer AQHA Celebration,
Rancho Muerieta, Kathy Davis 530-3050197, summercelebration.com
July 3-6 SB National Horse Show MultiBreed, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 7 a.m.
on, admission & parking free, Harriet
Landrum 687-8711
July 4 Independence Day Parade, Templeton, cowboy time
July 5-7 Girls’ Summer Camp, Work
Ranch, 12K acres, 75903 Ranchita
Canyon Rd. San Miguel, own horse or
ranch’s, cattle, solid family atmosphere,
trail ride, learn to rope, rodeo skill development, meals, speakers, overnights,
helmets, $525, contact 467-3362 for details, www.WorkRanch.com
July 5-7 West Coast Cowboy Dressage
Weekend, Eitan Beth-Halachmy, Dr.
Miller, Garn Walker, Susan Tomassini, &
more, Center Stage Eq. Center, Auburn,
[email protected]
July 6 Dressage Show, Carmel Valley, Jennifer Nuckton 831-915-0375
July 6 SYVEC. Stock Horse Show, 195 N.
Refugio Rd., SY
July 6 & 7 CA Jr. Cowboys Assoc. Rodeo,
Woodlake Lion’s Rodeo Arena, Michelle
or Rocky Steagall 559-876-1892, www.
July 6-7 Dry River Reining Club Show,
MacDonald Performance Training, 6955
Estrella Rd., San Miguel, 9 a.m. start, variety of classes, family atmosphere, Tye
July 7-28 Mid State Fair, Paso, see premiums and individual show dates, fair entry
July 7 Bryson Hesperia Cattle Club Free
Calf Sorting, 1 hr. N. of Paso in Monterey
Co, 1 p.m., Ranch Calf Sorting, covered
arena, official size pens, beginners welcome,
have fun & learn cattle work, Jay Brown
472 9664 or [email protected] for directions & info. 1st Sun. of ea. month
July 8-11 Girls’ Summer Camp, Work
Ranch, 75903 Ranchita Canyon Rd., San
Miguel, own horse or ranch’s, cattle, solid
family atmosphere, trail ride, learn to rope,
rodeo skill development, meals, speakers,
overnights, helmets, $525, contact 4673362 for details, www.WorkRanch.com
July 8-12 Miller’s Day Camp, SLO,
235-3834, sessions all of July
July 9 Atascadero Horsemen’s meeting,
6 p.m.
July 9 CCCAHA meeting, 6 p.m., Pat
Wagner [email protected]
July 10-14 SB National Hunter/Jumper
Show, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 7 a.m.,
parking & admission free, Harriet Landrum 687-8711
July 11-14 VQHA Super Summer Circuit, Temecula, Poncie Gimple 714-4442918, www.trckoneevents.com
July 13 CGA District 14A, Santa Margarita Railhead Arena, sign up 8 a.m., ride
9 a.m., Margo Abatti 467-3535 or Vicky
Womble 438-3954
July 14 SLOCQHA Open Show Silver
Buckle Series, Eng/West open, Pat Mar
Ranch, 405 N. Main St., Templeton, entries close 7/11 or post entry fee (fences,
barrel & poles must pre-enter), Marie
434-1597, www.SLOCQHA.com, also
Aug. 11 and Oct. 27
July 14 SLO-CDS Summer Fling, Los
Osos, judge C Doran, Ellen Corob, 4402947, www.slocds.org
July 15-19 Miller’s Day Camp, SLO, 2353834, field trip option
July 16 CCCMB meeting, 5:30 p.m., SLO
Parks & Rec. 1341 Nipomo, SLO
July 17 Cattle Drive from Golden Hills
Auto Center, 10 a.m., down Union to 13th
St., up Riverside Ave. to the fairgrounds’
south gate
July 17 4-H & FFA Horse Show, MidState, 9 a.m.
July 17 (Tent.) SLOCQHA meeting,
Griff ’s Restaurant, Main St., Templeton,
6 p.m dinner, meeting 6:30 p.m.
July 18 Cow Dog Trials, Mid-State,
8:30 a.m.
July 18 Ranch Horse Class, Mid-State,
1 p.m.
July 18-21 Dude Ranch Weekend, V6
Ranch, www.parkfield.com
July 18-21 CA Rodeo Salinas, rodeo &
stock horse events, tickets at gate, www.
July 19 SYVEA Reining, SYV Equestrian
HOOFBEAT from page 48
morial race for Deanise at the Jones family
arena in Morro Bay. Somehow the gathering at the Jones’ family arena seemed just
Rodeo Queen
Kara Kester has been named District 7‘s 2013-14 rodeo queen. Kara is a
sophomore at PRHS. The decision committee felt she demonstrated a high level
of personal conduct, sportsmanship, education and riding abilities. She will serve
to promote high school rodeo in SLO, SB
and Ventura areas. Kara will reign over the
Mid-State Classic Rodeo as well as planning the District 7 Special Rodeo. Visit
our dependence on land and livestock.
Remember July 27, not just for kids, is the
National Day of the Cowboy.
Friendship Race
An empty saddle shocked the equine
community last month with the untimely
loss of Deanise Heer. Horses and the
equestrian community were essential elements of Deanise’s life with many friendships built over the years.
Barrel racers gathered the second Saturday of June to comfort one another, tell
stories and share memories of this beautiful young woman highlighted by a me-
Please see HOOFBEAT page 50
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July 19 & 20 Cutting Horse Show, MidState, 8 a.m.
July 20 CGA District 14B, Paloma Creek
Arena, Halcon & Viejo Camino Rds.,
Atascadero, night show sign up 4 a.m., ride
5 a.m., Margo Abatti 467-3535 or Wes
Womble 438-3954
July 20 Ray Berta Horsemanship Clinic,
Carmel Valley Saddle Club Arena, 85 E.
Garzas Rd., fee includes lunch, 9-4 p.m.,
July 20-21 Miller’s Weekend Camp, SLO,
9-1 p.m., 235-3834
July 21 White Horse Series Challenge Show,
Shadow Hills LOVE Farm, Los Osos
July 21 Sheep Dog Trials & Draft Horse
Show, Mid-State Fair, 10 a.m.
July 22 Open Horse Show, Mid-State Fair,
9 a.m.
July 22-Aug. 4 CGA State Finals Horse
Show, Bolado Park, Hwy. 25, 2 mi. south
of Paicines
July 22-26 Miller’s Day Camp, SLO, 2353834
July 23 Snaffle Bit Futurity & Stock Horse
Show, Mid-State Fair, 8 a.m.
July 23-28 Mike Bridges Clinics, int. &
cow, Santa Maria, www.mikebridges.net
July 24 RSNC Sorting, Mid-State Fair,
8 a.m.
July 24 Barrel Racing, Mid-State Fair,
2 p.m.
July 25 Team Roping, Mid-State Fair,
8 a.m.
July 25-28 Quarter Horse Show, Watson-
ville, Kathy Davis, 530-305-0197, www.
July 26 Wrangler Junior Gymkhana, MidState Fair, 8 a.m.
July 26-28 Mike Bridges Cow Working,
all stages of dev., reading cattle, Santa Maria, bldg. confidence in yr. horse, $585 per
rider, audit $50/day, Peter Adam 310-3854
or [email protected]
July 27 Ray Berta Cattle Clinic, Carmel
Valley Saddle Club Arena, 85 E. Garzas
Rd., fee includes lunch, 9-4 p.m., www.
July 27 & 28 Country Rodeo, Mid-State
Fair, 8 a.m. Sat., 9 a.m. Sun.
July 27-Aug. 3 CGA State Championship, Bolado Park, Hollister, Hwy. 25,
July 27 National Day of the Cowboy, www.
July 28 Miller’s Hunter Schooling Show,
SLO, 235-3834
July 28 Hunter/Jumper Show, SYVEC,
Refugio Rd.
July 29-Aug. 2 Miller’s Day Camp, SLO,
July 29 Horse Day Camp, Harris Stage
Lines, 5995 N. River Rd., Paso, 8 a.m.1 p.m. M-Th. & 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri. w. show,
$275, 7-18 yrs., beg.-adv., work at own
level, safety, learn skills & tools, ride, drive,
horse care, roping basics, 237-1860 www.
July 31-Aug. 4 Old Spanish Days, Fiesta,
Santa Barbara, parades, historic exhibits,
day show free, rodeo/stock horse show,
etc. evening show admission fees, www.
Trail Tales : Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is a beautiful area to ride:
single track trails & incredible views.
Specific research should be done by
each individual. Horses should be shod
& in shape. Lots of wildlife including
bears & rattlesnakes. Be prepared for
all types of weather (even in summer).
Trails: fairly easy-very difficult,
couple hrs. to all day &/or overnight.
Higher elevations have granite (may
require special shoeing)
3 horse camps: Wawona, Bridalveil
& Tuolomne Meadows. Wawona &
Bridalveil Creek horse camps have 2 sites;
Tuolumne Meadows 4 sites. Ea. site up to
6 people & 6 head of stock. Limit 2 vehicles & 2 stock trailers/parking. Cost $25
per night/per site
Reservations required. Make up to 5
mo. in adv. starting in Mar. Reservations
go FAST. National Park (877) 444-6777,
www.reservation.gov (209) 372-0347
Directions: Hwy. 41 to Yosemite. Wawona, horse camp behind Wawona Hotel.
Bridalveil is past Wawona up Glacier Point
Rd. Tuolomne from park entrance to val-
ley floor, up Tioga Rd. Drive times approx.
from Paso: Wawona – 5.5 hrs., Bridalveil-6 hrs., Tuolomone – 7.5 hrs. Check park
maps for specific camps. Ea. horse camp:
running water, flush toilets, tables & food
boxes (use them). Bring own highline or
portable corrals, feed, etc.
NOTE: Manure must be bagged &
deposited in dumpsters daily. Pets in camps
on leash & not unattended. Call to verify.
Maps: general stores Wawona & valley
floor. Trail website (w. trail books): www.
csnhorsetrails.com/ Read websites for
camping & reservation info. www.
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July 24, 1 – 4 pm
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Session 1:
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Ages 6 – 10 learn the
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Ages 11– 17 will also
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Session 2: July 15 – 19
Great watercolor class using paints, and
pen & ink. Older students will also do
figure drawing, sculpture, and portraits.
Chinese Juggling & Yo-Yo
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Anyone can learn this new performance
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Fear No Evil! Self Defense
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July 11 – August 1, 6 – 7 pm
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Kindermusik® Beach Days
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Paso Robles Tech:
Jonathan Vaughn is an 18-yearold bench technician who has lived
in Paso Robles all his life. He completed numerous computer courses at
Paso Robles High School and competed successfully in the SkillsUSA
competition in his Junior and Senior
years. In 2011 he began as a service
technician intern at Paso Robles
Tech then joined the crew full-time
after graduation.
“I very much enjoy working with
the staff here at Paso Robles Tech,”
said Vaughn, “and I am glad to have
started my career here as well.”
Thirty-year-old David Marshall is
the lead technician. Born in Orange
County, he was raised in Creston and
The crew of Paso Robles Tech includes, from left, ‘Poppa Geek’ Bob Colyer, owner Traci graduated from Atascadero High
McMahon, bench technician Jonathan Vaughn and lead technician David Marshall.
School in 2002. At the age of nine
David was tinkering with his famioperated out of her home for eight ly’s home computer, finding hidden
By S. W. Martin
The nightmare scenario: Your years. In January 2008 she re-branded DOS programs and games. If you
new computer arrives all shiny and her company “Paso Robles Tech” and tinkered too much with computer
impressive, but when you plug it in moved it to a downtown Paso Robles settings, HE was the one responsible
and turn it on.... Nothing. No oper- location. Her business now provides for getting things working again. He
ating system. No happy chime. No computer services for a number of lo- is a Cisco Certified Network Aswelcome screen. Just ***GASP***... cal businesses and the general public. sociate who worked for 10 years in
DOS; a disk management system Her business clients include such no- computer sales in service at Staples
used by the geekiest among us long tables as Hope Family Cellars, Coun- during his Cuesta College and CSU
before the arrival of any version of try Real Estate, Manzanita Property Long Beach years. He enjoys backWindows. This is where most of us Management, Peachy Canyon Win- packing, restoring cars and brewing
hope we can wake up screaming, and ery, Gateway Dental, Connect Home beers and ciders.
then realize it was all just a dream. Loans, Las Tablas Medical Group If there is a “Poppa Geek” at
Paso Robles Tech it is Bob Colyer.
Not Traci McMahon.
and many others.
When McMahon received her “We provide service for everything Colyer was born in Fresno, raised
mail order computer in 1993 it arrived from computers to game stations,” in Soledad, attended high school in
without an operating system installed. said McMahon. “We help individu- Gonzalez and college at Hartnell in
She ordered a copy of the Windows als integrate their personal computer Salinas. He married his high school
operating system from her vendor, devices into their everyday lives. We sweetheart in 1960 and they raised
then installed it herself, thus glean- don’t do ‘geek speak.’ We always try seven children, all of them Bearcats.
ing a more intimate knowledge of her to make people feel they are better From his first Clerk Typist position
with the State Prison System, Colyer
computer than she would have gained off for coming in.”
by just booting it up and beginning to One very important way she serves advanced until he retired as the Protype. That knowledge eventually led her customers is to have staff mem- gram Administrator in charge of all
this Business Administration/Man- bers who can relate to anyone with support services in a major correcagement Information Systems Cal a computer problem. The company’s tional facility. He was responsible for
Poly-SLO graduate to a five-year stint staff of service technicians range in computerizing many operations and
with a local computer company. From age from 18 to 75 years of age. Each became proficient in repairing and
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cian at Staples in Paso Robles and
Atascadero for nine years.
“Paso Robles Tech offered me
both the atmosphere and the opportunity to work with very well-trained
and young staff and I jumped at the
opportunity,” said Colyer. “I will continue to learn new and better methods of doing computer work from
these young people.”
“We do a lot more service online
these days,” said McMahon. “With
our equipment we can often access
client’s computers at their site. That
way they don’t have to bring machines to us. It saves time and money.
We are also doing more remote service business with people in the residential setting.”
As for Seniors, McMahon says
they are savvy and getting savvier. Smartphones, Ipads, Skype and
many other technologies are being
absorbed and used by Seniors, setting aside the stereotype that they are
confused by technology and unwilling to embrace it.
McMahon also knows how to give
back to the community. Volunteer
work is very important to her. She is
founder of the Paso Robles Education Alliance (PREA), and she donates time as President of the Senior
Citizens’ North County Computer
Club (NCCC).
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By Millie Drum
Two of the top local real estate professionals have joined David Crabtree,
owner of Home and Ranch Sotheby’s
International Realty in Templeton.
“It’s great to have Heather and Kim as
part of our team at Home & Ranch
Sotheby’s International Realty,” said
Crabtree. “They are both true real
estate professionals and have been
outstanding agents as well as positive members of the community. They
have always given back and we’re
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Kim Bankston has sold real estate in
the North County for nearly 25 years.
With that kind of experience comes
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prevail. Two of the most important
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“As far as the current market, it is evident that real estate has turned around
and properties are appreciating again.
While inventory is low, the fortunate
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This is apparent in both the residential
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in premium locations.” Call Kim at
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Home and Ranch Broker/Owner David Crabtree welcomes
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By Chris
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For her long labor to
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Norma Moye of the
nationally acclaimed Paso Robles Main
Street Association was honored recently by the History Center of San
Luis Obispo County. You might say
that Norma, for more than 20 years, has
served as the founding mother of this
city’s downtown.
Citing Norma’s “significant role in
revitalizing and restoring downtown
Paso Robles, as well as her role as Executive Director of Paso Robles Main
Street Association,” the History Center recognized Norma’s achievements
at the helm of Paso’s downtown nonprofit in an awards ceremony at the
historic Dallidet Adobe and Gardens
in San Luis Obispo.
In 1990, downtown Paso Robles was
like many cities across America, losing
the battle of “suburbanization” as suburbs and their shopping centers turned
historic downtowns into ghost towns.
Ours was 30-percent vacant. Norma
is fond of saying that before Main
Street got started in Paso, “You could
shoot a cannon down the street and
not hit anybody.”
The city adopted the Main Street
concept developed by the National
Trust for Historic Preservation: Create
a mostly volunteer community effort to
1) preserve the downtown’s historic architecture; 2) promote it as a gathering
place for everyone; 3) help businesses
thrive there; and 4) maintain its interesting and vital mix of uses.
Norma took on the mission in 1992
and she has been tireless, recruiting the
world’s best volunteer crew and dedicated community partners to turn downtown around.
With two full-time employees and
a partnership of residents, property
owners, city officials, and small businesses, the Paso Robles Main Street
Association earned top honors from
the National Trust in 2004. Downtown has seen hundreds of privatesector building improvement projects
with millions of dollars invested. Property values and demand for downtown
space have kept pace.
“Everybody working together is
what makes big things happen,” Norma
told the History Center gathering. “It’s
all the people who step up to help who
deserve the accolades. We’d be nowhere
without each other. So get involved –
the world is run by those who show up.”
Roblans have a long history of cooperation and adaption. Through changing times since the 1880s one constant
has been the park at the heart of downtown. It is a community gathering place
for traditions and innovations alike.
One of Main Street’s successful innovations, the fifth annual Central
Coast Lavender Festival, celebrates
one of the world’s most versatile herbs
in the park on Saturday, July 13, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. You’ll find the park alive
with aroma and flavor, more than 100
festival booths showcasing the many
pleasures of lavender alongside artists
and artisans, live music, an area devoted
to children, and a plentitude of savory
food and drink. Admission is free.
Lavender grows easily here, and it’s
hailed as a treatment for a host of ills,
from anxiety and exhaustion to muscle
strains and wounds. Enjoy it in lotions,
oils, and salts, or savor it as an edible, in
cooking spices and dipping oil. Lavender-inspired delectables will be on hand
for sampling and specialists will demonstrate how to produce your own.
For more information, call Main
Street at 238-4103, or visit the website
at CentralCoastLavenderFestival.com.
“Get involved – the world is run by those
who show up,” quipped Norma Moye,
executive director of the P.R. Main Street
Association, when honored recently by
the History Center of SLO County.
One of our beloved traditions, the
Free Pancake Breakfast on Thursday, July 25, 7:30-10:30 a.m., offers
fabulous flapjacks and more to commemorate Community Pride Day at
the Mid-State Fair. Downtown shops
team up with the Mid-State Fair and
local Granges to provide free chow, but
you must have a ticket to savor. Get free
tickets in advance at all the businesses
displaying the “Free Pancake Breakfast”
sign in their windows.
So hie thee downtown! It’ll be a hot
time in the old town in July!
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Martin Resorts makes “pawsitive”
impact at local animal shelter
Locally owned Martin Resorts, a
dog-friendly boutique hotel company,
has found a way to help fund services
while making lots of dog-lovers and
their pals happy and comfortable.
Three Martin Resorts hotels located in Pismo Beach; Pismo Lighthouse Suites, BEST WESTERN
PLUS Shelter Cove Lodge, BEST
WESTEN PLUS Shore Cliff Lodge
and one Martin Resorts hotel located
in Paso Robles, the Paso Robles Inn,
believe no family member should be
left behind during a visit to the Central Coast, and this includes fourGreeted with a Smile at
Cider Creek!
You know a restaurant/bakery is
exceptionally good when you become
a regular and you
recognize the other
regulars too! We
“regulars” tend to
have our preferred
table and the predictable time of day
for morning cofPopie Kaiser and fee, breakfast, lunch
Ken Jevec
and afternoon sweet
legged travel companions. The dogpassionate hotels strive to provide
a comfortable stay for all guests and
provide furry friends with dog beds,
treats and bowls. Each property has
a designated play area and pet relief
area. Part of the hotels’ pet policy
includes a $20-$25 nightly pet fee.
Each hotel donates 10% of the pet fee
to the Woods Humane Society. From
the pet fees collected during 2012,
Martin Resorts donated $4,000 to the
Woods Humane Society in April to
purchase supplies such as food, new
toys, and comfortable dog beds, cover
costs for micro-chipping and spay and
neutering, which each animal receives
before they are adopted.
Woods Humane Society is an animal sheltering, adoption and welfare
nonprofit organization based in San
Luis Obispo that annually places
more than 1,100 dogs and cats into
loving homes. With the dedicated
staff and hardworking volunteers the
Woods Humane Society has a 97%
adoption rate for all the animals who
temporarily call their state-of-theart facility home. Visit www.woods
humane.org to donate or learn more.
Meghan Martin, Martin Resorts’ Community Dog
Relations Ambassador, presents $4,000 donation
to Woods Humane Society and its community
Programs Director Steve Kragenbrink.
For more information about
Martin Resorts visit www.Martin
Business Spotlight
By Millie Drum
treat. It gets even better when we’re
greeted by owner Ken Jevec; enjoying
his customers and making sure that
we’re happy! In the kitchen nearby
is Ken’s wife Susi making sure the
cases are filled with fresh pies, cakes,
breads, pastries, and muffins and
cookies (that are only $7.50 a dozen!).
Templeton. The business grew steadily
thanks to tourists and locals, but the
move to town was the next logical
business decision. Throughout his
career, Ken’s relied on his instinctive
business sense coming from years of
General Manager Popie Kaiser keeps hard work and mentoring from peothe breakfast and lunch selections ple he met early in his life. The “tried
fresh, wholesome and very reason- and true” business principles apply...a
ably priced! Her “made from scratch” good product at a fair price presented
by courteous people that really care
soups are particularly popular!
Cider Creek Bakery opened on about their customers.
Mother’s Day weekend in 1995 in a
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That’s what you get at Cider
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in Paso Robles with easy parking
(RV’s too) on weekdays 7 a.m. to
6 p.m., weekends 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
with Classic Cars every Saturday
7:30 –9 a.m., phone 238-4144, Cider
Foodies Rejoice with
“Spice of Life!”
The storefront expansion of Lori
Foster’s business Spice of Life brings a
whole new emphasis to her passion for
cooking and sharing with her customers. “I’ve been selling my spice blends
at Farmer’s Markets for
four years to interact with
people. I’ve had a lot
interest for cooking and
educational classes on the
health benefits of spices
and teas. Now my label
Lori Foster is recognized! My goal,
in addition to creating and marketing my custom blends, is to encourage
people to do more home cooking and
replace the unhealthy ingredients and
add spices and herbs that are really
fresh and vibrant. I offer sample sizes
if someone needs just a small amount
for a special recipe or they just want to
explore a new spice. My spices come
from all over the world and I work directly with the imported to ensure the
finest quality; no irradiation or chemicals.” Lori’s signature spice blends are
available at some wineries and Nature’s
Touch in Templeton. J & R Meats
uses her blends as well as the owners
of Buona Tavola in their handmade
Alle-pia salami. She adds, “I got into
the business for the spices, but the teas
are just taking off! With the store, I’ve
been able to expand that assortment.”
Grinding, brewing and serving accessories complete the delightful selection of Spice of Life, located at 1306
C-2 Pine Street (corner of 13th and
Pine). Call 227-6000. Click www.pasospices.com, [email protected]
New Owner at Main Street
Small Animal Hospital
Dr. Ryan Ehlinger gave up the
Seattle rain and New England snow
to begin a new veterinary practice in
beautiful Templeton. After living in
the East for 10 years and working at a
large 24-hour animal hospital with 10
doctors and 74 staff members, moving to a familyoriented, small town has
been great. He adds, “I’m a
second career vet. I worked
in business prior to going
to med school. I enjoyed
Dr. Ryan business, but realized that
it wasn’t my passion. With
medicine, I can be challenged and
proud of my contribution to someone
and their pet at the end of the day.”
After learning that the hospital was
available through a mutual friend of
Dr. Dan Blake, it didn’t take much
convincing for Dr. Ehlinger to take
ownership. Since taking over the
practice on May 16, the community
and patients of the Main Street Small
Animal Hospital have welcomed him
and his family with open arms. He
adds, “Our vision is to keep it as a nice
community animal hospital and make
sure we always have the time necessary for our clients, get to know them
and their families. The transition is a
good thing. Both previous owners are
older so I can carry the torch for a
long time.” Main Street Small Animal
Hospital is located at 80 South Main
Street in Templeton. 434-2002. www.
Revive Massage Therapy
“Discover the difference a great
massage can make,” says massage
therapist John Young. “Most of my
clients have specific issues like headaches, chronic stress or back pain.
Pain inhibits daily tasks and it’s
stressful emotionally as well as physically. Once we address the issue and
routine massages are scheduled, over
time, not as much overall health care
is needed and the quality of their life
does improve.” Seeing a male massage therapist is advantageous due to
their upper body strength; allowing
a deeper pressure that some clients
prefer. John’s training at the Utah
College of Massage Therapy focused on clinical massage therapy.
John adds, “There
is a definite focusbased therapeutic value
to what I accomplish
with my clients. Often
times, they use my services in adjunct with Massage
medications, physical Therapist
therapy and as an alter- John Young
native to surgery.
John’ collaboration with Nicklas
Chiropractic enhances the client’s experience with relaxing massage prior
to a chiropractic adjustment. “With a
30 minute massage, the clients adjust
much easier and the adjustment lasts
longer. Call John Young for Focus Massage, Signature Relaxation, Therapeutic
Deep Tissue and Chair Massage. Revive Massage Therapy is located above
Nicklas Chiropractic at 935 Riverside
Ave Suite 2 in Paso Robles. 227-0138.
Last month I reported that the
Black Stallion restaurant opened for
breakfast at 6 a.m. In fact, they open
at 8 a.m. I apologize for my error and
encourage you to stop in for breakfast,
lunch and dinner. The Black Stallion is
located at 1467 Creston Road (Food
4 Less Center) in Paso Robles, phone
Dr. Stefanie Mikulics
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Paso Robles Magazine, July 2013
A monthly look at events, meetings and
special occasions. To submit your listing,
email [email protected], bring info to
our drop box at Dutch Maytag, 1501 Riverside Ave. or mail to PO Box 3996, Paso
Robles, 93447 by the 7th of each month.
Questions? Call 239-1533.
1-31 • ‘North County Community Quilt
Exhibit’ at Paso Robles Carnegie Library in
City Park, is a display of vintage and locally
made quilts. Sponsored by the El Paso de
Robles Historical Society. Admission is free.
Call 238-4996.
2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Atascadero ‘Tuesdays in the Park’ at
Atascadero Lake Park from 5-8 p.m. offers
music by Atascadero Community Band and
a great BBQ prepared by Atascadero Elks
Lodge (5-7 p.m.) with presale tickets available (call 466-2044).
2, 16 • Templeton Rotary Club meets at 7
a.m. for breakfast, fellowship and to hear an
informative guest speaker at McPhee’s Grill,
416 S. Main Street (side door in parking lot),
Templeton. New members and guests welcome first and third Tuesdays. Visit www.
3 • North County Newcomers luncheon at
Cambria Pines Lodge (outside garden), 2905
Burton Drive, Cambria. Scheduled program
is “Castles and Cowboys” by Bob Soto. Social
hour begins at 11 a.m. with lunch and meeting at noon. Menu includes a buffet with
mesquite-marinated beef tri-tip and all the
fixings. Bar specials on wine and beer. Cost:
$21. Please bring exact change or a check
made out to NCNC with you to the luncheon. Visit northcountynewcomers.com.
4 • Independence Day
4 • Kennedy Club Fitness
‘Fun Run’ in Atascadero offers
one-mile, 5K and 10K events
with an entire day of family fun at the Atascadero Lake
Park. Winners in each category
receive awards for top three male
and female runners. To register, stop
by Atascadero Kennedy Club Fitness at 3534 El Camino Real in
Atascadero. Proceeds benefit The
Charles Paddock Zoo. Cost: $25/10K run,
$20/5K run and $15/mile run. For more details, call Kim Breece at 466-0775, x24. Visit
5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 • Paso
Robles Inn Steakhouse & Cattlemen’s
Lounge, 1103 Spring Street, PR. Steakhouse: Join us for Prime Rib Wednesdays!
Cattlemen’s Lounge: Happy Hour, 4-6 p.m.,
includes cocktail and menu specials. Monday: Industry Night, 6-9 p.m., 20% off for all
professionals. Wednesday: Locals Appreciation Night. Happy Hour, 4 p.m.-CLOSE.
Friday: Ladies Night, 7-10 p.m., half-off
drink specials; Saturday: $5 Drink Specials,
8-12 p.m. Friday & Saturday: Live Entertainment, 9:30-11:30 p.m.. 7/6: The Belmore
Band, 7/12-13: Soul Sauce, 7/19-20: Stellar.
7/26-7/27: Whales Knees. Call 226-4925.
5-7, 15 • Almond Country Quilters
meets at Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall,
940 Creston Road, PR. 7/5: Special Friday
night Guild Meeting from 6:30-9 p.m., includes a lecture by Linda Schmidt, “Short
Attention Span Quilting.” 7/6-7: Linda
Schmidt Workshop, “Creating Cool Stuff ”
from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., includes a potluck at
the Masonic Meeting Hall,
2607 Traffic Way, Atascadero.
7/15: Board Meeting at
Rabobank in Templeton, 78:30 p.m. Visit www.almond
5, 12, 19 • 2013 Concerts
in the Park on Fridays, from
5:30-7:30 p.m., at Paso Robles City
Park. 7/5: Human Nation. 7/12:
Small Kicks. 7/19: Guy Budd & Inga
Swearingen. Sponsored by the City of
Paso Robles, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
and Paso Robles Magazine. For more details,
call 237-3987.
13 • Lavender Festival at Paso Robles
City Park joins together Central Coast
Lavender Growers and Downtown Main
Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to present a
fragrant morning and afternoon of lavender cuisine, sampling of lavender oils, dipping sauces, lavender ice cream education
on lavender, distillation and sustainable
farming practices. Music, kids’ activities
and demos. Call 238-4103. Visit www.
16 • Central Coast Parkinson’s Support
meets at First Presbyterian Church, 610 S.
Main St., Templeton, from 1-3 p.m. Guest
speaker, mutual support, ongoing info provided, light refreshments served on every
third Tuesday of the month. Call Phyllis
at 238-3525 or Barbara at 237-2205. Visit
16-28 • 43nd Festival Mozaic Summer
Festival celebrates five centuries of music
throughout SLO County venues. Enjoy
orchestral concerts, chamber music, classical crossover events and engaging activities.
“Notable Encounter Insight” offers the
chance to get up-close with musicians, enjoy brunch, dinner or a discussion format.
“Chamber Series Concerts” bring international musicians in intimate chamber music
settings showcasing the picturesque Central
Coast. “Fringe Series” concerts present classically-trained artists who perform jazz and
world music. “Evenings with the Orchestra”
presents musicians from national orchestras
under the direction of music director Scott
Yoo. Tickets: Call (877) 881-8899 or 7813009. Visit 2050 Broad Street, San Luis
Obispo, or festivalmozaic.com.
17-28 • California Midstate Fair at the
Paso Robles Events Center, 2198 Riverside Avenue, PR, offers activities for
family fun, including livestock exhibits,
agricultural and art exhibits, food vendors,
performances, demonstrations and a wide
variety of concerts, from rock to country
and more. Mailing address is P.O. Box 8,
Paso Robles, CA 93446. For the Ticket
Office, call 238-3565 or 1-800-909-3247.
For general information, see page 24, call
239-0655 or FAX 238-5308. Visit www.
18, 23 • ‘Poets’ Night Out’ on July 18 at
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5318 Palma
in Atascadero, begins at 7 p.m. Visiting poets and guests are welcome. Free admission.
Presented monthly by the Third Thursday
Poetry Group in Atascadero. 7/23: Annual BBQ in the Park at Atascadero Lake
Park. Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m.
Pre-sale tickets are available now. Call
466-0379 for more details.
Please see CALENDAR page 60
to the
Enjoy the Fair!
Good luck to all the
FFA and 4-H ers!
1026 Pine Street, Paso Robles
July 2013, Paso Robles Magazine
CALENDAR from page 59
27 • Disney’s ‘Mulan, Jr.’ presents two
performances on Saturday at 2 p.m. and
7 p.m. at the Templeton Performing
Arts Center (TPAC), located on the
Templeton High School Campus. This
colorful musical production of talented
local students is directed by Justin Thielman and co-sponsored by Templeton
Chamber of Commerce and Templeton
Unified School District. Cost: $15/adults
and $10/children. Tickets can be purchased from Matt’s Music (237-0054)
and Upscale Resale (434-9898) in
‘Coffee for CASA’
Join other compassionate neighbors for an information session to discover how you can “Be the Difference” in helping
to represent the needs of abused children and lend moral
support. Sessions are held on the second Wednesday of the
month at 6:30 p.m. in selected Starbucks locations throughout San Luis Obispo County. Attend the next information
meeting on July 10 at Starbucks, 2301 Theater Drive, in
Paso Robles. Men and women over age 21 and bilingual volunteers are especially
needed. All donations are greatly appreciated. For more details, contact CASA of
San Luis Obispo County, 75 Higuera Street, #180, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.
Call 541-6542 or email: [email protected] Visit www.slocasa.org.
‘10th Anniversary Celebration
of Friends of the Creston Library’
Enjoy an opportunity to gather with family, friends
and book lovers for friendship, light refreshments
and a fun raffle from 12-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 13,
at the Creston Library, 6290 Adams Street (near
O’Donovan, across from the elementary school).
See the Friends of the Creston Library and recent
landscaping progress to the Library’s backyard, including walkways, picnic tables and maintenancefree plantings, and plans for more work to come!
‘Friends of the Library’ also supports Creston Summer Children’s Programs For
more details on this event, or to learn how you may also take part in enhancing the
community through literacy support, call Ann Spencer at 438-3543.
The Wellness Kitchen
and Resource Center
1255 Las Tablas Road, Templeton.
434-1800. RSVP required.
Visit TheWKRC.org for detailed class info.
The Weekly Wellness Food Program offers pre-ordered meals for those experiencing illness, recovery or chemotherapy. See menu and ordering deadlines online.
10 • Therapeutic Nutrition & Cooking for Individuals with Cancer, 5:30-7:30
p.m. by Nancy Walker and Stephanie Austin. Cost: $20. RSVP 434-1800.
16 • Identify & Eliminate Food Allergies through Medicine, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,
with Paula Vetter, RN, MSN, FNP-C of www.ProfoundWellness.com. Vetter, a
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, offers alternatives in which to eliminate certain symptomatic conditions naturally without drugs. Testing on the five
most common food sensitivities will be offered during the course. For complete
details, visit her website or call (330) 815-0340. Classes are offered for a donation
to The Wellness Kitchen.
25 • ‘Wellness Kitchen by Day, Soul Kitchen by Night’ from 6-8 p.m. supports
nonprofit wellness programs in this monthly fundraiser with a light dinner, wine
and music by the Damon Castillo Band. Limited seating on a first-come, firstserved basis. Donations of $15 gratefully accepted at the door, includes dinner
and wine tasting. Call 434-1800.
27 • Making Sense of Nutrition for the Skin, 9-12 p.m. in The Kitchen with
Holistic Health Practitioner Stephanie Austin and Kimberly Luker, owner of
Botanicals for Hope, and hydrating cooking demonstrations by Chef Nancy
Walker. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Tickets: $30/pp. RSVP required.
Call 434-1800.
Unless otherwise noted, please call 239-0655 for more details about activities at
the Paso Robles Event Center. E-mail [email protected]
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churches/synagogues who have not yet responded to the request
The following listing of area churches/synagogues is provided free of
charge as a community service by Adelaide Inn and Paso Robles
Our goal is to have this become a complete listing of places of worship located in Paso Robles, Templeton, San Miguel and Shandon. For
Apostolic Assembly of the
Faith of Christ Jesus
2706 Spring St., Paso Robles
Bilingual Services:
Wed & Fri, 7 p.m.,
Sunday 12 Noon
Pastor Miguel Alvarado
(805) 610-2930
Bethel Lutheran Church
295 Old County Rd., Templeton
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Russ Gordon
Pastor Amy Beveridge
(805) 434-1329
Bridge Christian Curch
Currently meeting at
Centennial Park Banquet Room
600 Nickerson Dr., Paso Robles
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Tim Mensing
Calvary Chapel Paso Robles
1615 Commerce Way,
Paso Robles
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Aaron Newman
(805) 239-4295
Celebration Worship
988 Vineyard Drive, Templeton
Pastor Roy Spinks
Services: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.
(805) 434-2424
Central Coast Center
for Spiritual Living
689 Crocker St., Templeton
Service: 10 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Don and
Rev. LaVonne Welsh
(805) 434-9447
Christian Life Center
1744 Oak St., Paso Robles
Service: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Pastor Don Smith
(805) 238-3366
Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
1020 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Service: 8:30 a.m. Bishop Brian Kerr
Service: 1:00 p.m. Bishop Mark Goforth
(805) 238-4216,
238-4214, 238-4217
Congregation Ohr Tzafon
2605 Traffic Way, Atascadero
Service: Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
Rabbi Janice Mehring
(805) 466-0329
Covenant Presbyterian Church
1450 Golden Hill Rd.,
Paso Robles
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Dan Katches
(805) 238-6927
Cowboy Church
Ride For the Brand Ministry
Templeton Livestock Market
Sale Barn
Main St., Templeton
Service: Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Pastor Mike Mosby
(805) 463-2455
Dayspring Full Gospel
1101 Riverside, Paso Robles
Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Pastor Harry Balson
(805) 239-3273
Family Praise & Worship
206 5th St., Templeton
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Vern H. Haynes Jr.
(805) 975-8594
Family Worship Center
616 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Patrick Sheean
(805) 239-4809
First Baptist Church
1645 Park St., Paso Robles
Pastor Michael R. Garman
Services: 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
(805) 238-4419
Christian Science Society
17th & Chestnut Streets,
Paso Robles
Service: 10 a.m.
(805) 239-1361
First Mennonite Church
2343 Park St. Paso Robles
Service: 11 a.m.
Pastor Romero
(805) 238-2445
First Missionary Baptist Church
of Paso Robles
Corner of 3rd & Olive Streets
Service: 11 a.m.
Pastor Jeff Barger
(805) 239-8756
First Presbyterian Church
of Templeton
610 S. Main St., Templeton
Service: 10 a.m.
Reverend Charlie Little
(805) 434-1921
Fuente de Agua Viva
1521 Oak St, Paso Robles
Service: Thursday: 7 p.m.
and Sunday: 3 p.m.
Pastor Jorge Alvarez
(805) 714-3827
Grace Baptist Church
535 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Kelsey Pietsch
(805) 238-3549
Heritage Village Church
At the Senior Center,
Heritage Ranch
Service: 11 a.m.
Pastor Ed Bedrosian
(805) 238-9240
Highlands Church
Corner S. River and Niblick,
215 Oak Hill, Paso Robles
Services: Sunday: 8:30, 9:45 &
11:00 a.m.
Pastor Sean Martin
(805) 226-5800
for information and would like to be included in this directory, please
email your name, address, phone, service times and pastor’s/rabbi’s
name to Paso Robles Magazine at: [email protected]
All worship service times listed are for Sundays, unless noted otherwise:
Lake Way Country
Meeting at Cappy Culver
Elementary School,
11011 Heritage Loop Rd.
Service: 10 a.m. Sunday
Pastors: Rodger & Julie Coale
(805) 423-4095
Life Community Church
3770 Ruth Way, Templeton
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Keith Newsome
(805) 434-5040
Life Worth Living Church of God
620 – 17th St., Paso Robles
Service: 11 a.m.
Pastor Jim Wilde
(805) 238-0978
Lighthouse Community Church
301 13th St. San Miguel
Services: 9:45 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.
Pastor John Wheat
(805) 467-3636
Live Oak
1521 Oak St., Paso Robles
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor John Kaiser
(805) 238-0575
Living Waters
Christian Fellowship
2085 Gateway Dr.,
Heritage Ranch
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Steve and
Christina Boggan
(805) 239-1716
Methodist Ministries
Meeting at 1005 Railroad St.
at 10th St.
Service: 10:30 a.m.
For information call 238-2006
Mid State Baptist Church
1749 Ramada Dr., Paso Robles
Services: Sundays,
10 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Pastor Bruce Fore
(805) 238-2281
Mission San Miguel Parish
775 Misssion Street, San Miguel
Weekday Mass: 8 a.m.
Weekend Mass:
Saturday: 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. (Vigil)
Sunday: 7 a.m., 11 a.m.,
6 p.m. (Spanish)
Fr. Ignatius DeGroot, OFM
(805) 467-2131
New Day Center
530 12th St., Paso Robles
English Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Brad Alford
Hispanic Service: 2 p.m.
Pastor Vincente Salmeron
(805) 239-9998
New Life Church of Paso Robles
Meeting at Holiday Inn Express
2455 Riverside Ave.,
Paso Robles
Pastor Randy Bunch
(805) 769-8120
New Life Tabernacle
3850 So. Ramada Dr. Ste. D,
Paso Robles
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Efrain Cordero
Niblick Road Baptist Church
1145 Niblick Rd., Paso Robles
Services: 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Christopher Cole
(805) 238-4614
North County Christian
421 9th St. , Paso Robles
Service: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Steve Calagna
(805) 239-3325
Oak Shores Christian Fellowship
2727 Turkey Cove,
at the Clubhouse, Oak Shores
Service: 8:30 a.m.
Pastor Christopher Cole
(805) 238-4614
Paso Robles Bible Church
2206 Golden Hill Rd.,
Paso Robles
Service: 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Dave Rusco
Pastor Mark Wheeler
(805) 226-9670
Paso Robles Church
of the Nazarene
Meeting at the Paso Robles
Youth Arts Foundation
3201 Spring St., Paso Robles
Service: 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Brent Wylie
(805) 238-4300
Paso Robles Community Church
2706 Spring St, Paso Robles
Service: 9 a.m.
Pastor Shawn Penn
(805) 239-4771
Plymouth Congregational
Church, UCC
Thirteenth and Oak Streets,
Paso Robles
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Steven Mabry
(805) 238-3321
Second Baptist Church
1937 Riverside Ave.
Service: 11 a.m.
Rueben Tate, Gary Jordon
(805) 238-2011
Shandon Assembly of God
420 Mesa Grande, Shandon
Service: 10:30 a.m.
Hispanic Service: 4 p.m.
Pastor Ted Hunt
(805) 239-3138
Shandon United
Methodist Church
105 Second Street, Shandon
Service 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Terry Hanauer
(805) 238-3134
St. James Episcopal Church
1335 Oak, Paso Robles
Services: 8 a.m. (Rite I),
10:00 a.m. (Rite II)
The Rev. Mary K. Morrison,
(805) 238-0819
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
820 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Weekday Mass: M-S, 7 a.m.
Weekend Masses:
Saturday - 5 p.m. (Vigil)
Sunday - 8 a.m.,
10 a.m. (Family Mass)
12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
5 p.m. (Teen)
& 7 p.m. (Spanish)
Father Roberto Vera
(805) 238-2218
Templeton Assembly of God
925 Bennett Way, Templeton
Service: 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Jeff Saylor
(805) 434-2616
Templeton Hills Seventh-day
Adventist Church
930 Templeton Hills Rd.,
Service: Saturday 9:30 &
10:30 a.m.
Pastor Ivor Myers
(805) 434-1710
The Revival Center
3850 Ramada Dr., Ste. A-3,
Paso Robles
Service: 10 a.m.
Pastor Gabe Abdelaziz
(805) 434-5170
The Rock Church
616 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Service: 11 a.m. Saturday
Pastors Ed & Char Barger
(661) 587-7625
Trinity Lutheran Church
940 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Contemporary Service: 9 a.m.
Traditional Service: 10:45 a.m.
Sr. Pastor Dan Rowe
(805) 238-3702
True Life Christian Fellowship
Lockwood/Jolon Road, across
from the school in Lockwood
Service: 9:30 a.m.
Pastor Erick Reinstedt
(805) 472-9325
Truth Tabernacle
915 Creston Rd., Paso Robles
Services: 9 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Pastor David Webb
(805) 423-3135
Vineyard Church of Christ
601 So. Main St., Templeton
Service: 10 a.m.
Evangelist: Steve Orduno
(805) 226-9122
Vintage Community Church
692 Peterson Ranch Road,
Services: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Coaches: Aaron Porter,
Dayn Mansfield
(805) 543-0943
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July 2013, Paso Robles Magazine
Paso Robles Magazine
P.O. Box 3996,
Paso Robles, CA 93447,
phone 239-1533
or [email protected]
Economic vigor builds in SLO County
ranks fifth in the state in job growth.”
Since the local labor market hit bottom in July
According to a leading California economic ana- 2009, SLO County has added 11,600 jobs and relyst a resurgent economy has invigorated the Cen- covered nearly all those lost during the downturn.
tral Coast this year. San Luis Obispo County saw Total private payrolls grew by 4% from March
a spike in construction, agriculture exports, jobs, 2012 to March 2013, and unemployment dropped
taxable sales, and real estate between March 2012 from 8.3% to 6.4%.
The largest growth occurred in arts and enand April 2013.
“Things changed pretty dramatically this tertainment, professional and business services,
year,” said economist Christopher Thornberg of real estate, and construction. Jobs declined someBeacon Economics in a Mid-Year Update orga- what in wholesale trade, manufacturing, and state
nized by the Central Coast Economic Forecast government.
Project, held June 6 in Atascadero, and sponsored In the farm industry, “Ag exports are booming,”
by the Paso Robles and Atascadero Chambers Thornberg said. That produced more jobs and a
of Commerce. “I’m as positive as I’ve been in the record $861-million in agricultural commodities
in 2012.
past couple of years.”
He said the modest momentum in the U.S. The hospitality/leisure sector also saw job and
economy makes him optimistic about the months payroll gains, with a boost in tourism and hotel
ahead. Thornberg, former chief economic advisor occupancy rates. The local wine industry had a
to the California State Controller’s Office, is en- bumper crop and great prices. Noting a steady
couraged by gains in the U.S housing market, job increase in international visitors, Thornberg
growth, business investment, industrial activity, quipped, “The world has noticed that the stuff
energy production, consumer spending, and per- they make in France is swill.”
sonal income and net worth.
“Corporate profits are at a record high,” Thorn- Real Estate Surge
berg said. “Labor markets are looking much bet- The supply and demand for housing in SLO
ter today than they were a year ago. Consumer County is a boon to the whole economy, Thornfinances are bouncing back. Folks are taking more berg reported. With low interest rates and lower
money home. Disposable income is higher than it home prices since the housing bubble burst, he
was six months ago. Net worth is up to its high- said, “The cost of buying a home is about the
est level in years. Consumers really have started to cheapest it’s been in 30 years.” So demand is
up, but the inventory of available homes is fallmove forward.”
“Not everything is fine on a national level,” ing, while foreclosures and defaults are in steep
Thornberg added. “The politics of debt ceilings decline. The dynamics push home prices higher.
and federal spending is a big risk. There are many Local home prices are up 16% since hitting botlong-term issues to address. But the positives are tom in 2011. In the first quarter of this year, the
outweighing the negatives. Things seem to be median price of an existing home in Paso Robles
hit $341,839 — 11% more than a year ago — acmoving forward at a fairly solid rate.”
Recovery is more robust in California and the companied by a 10% increase in sales. Thornberg
Central Coast, Thornberg reported. A steady up- believes the combination of buyer demand and
swing in key areas this year has propelled the state dwindling supply will continue to boost home
and SLO County to the forefront of growth in prices in the coming year.
the nation. The highlights include:
Collateral Benefits
By Chris Weygandt Alba
Job Market Grows
In the latest analysis by Beacon Economics, “California is the eighth fastest-growing labor market
in the nation,” said Thornberg, “and SLO County
46 East Storage
911 Supply House
A Beautiful Face 57
Advanced Concrete
Advanced Construction 52
Alliance Board Co. 17
American Oak
Baker, Richard
Barto, JR Heating
Beehive Salon
Berry Hill Bistro
BlakesTrueValue 48
Body Basics
Borjon Auto Center
Bridge Sportsmen 34
Cal Paso Solar
Calif. Mid State Fair
Cambria Nursery
Casey Print 59
Casper, EJ, DDS Cash for Gold
CC Employee Assist
CC Renaissance Fest
CC Shakespeare Fest 37
Chalekson, Dr. Char
Christian Life Center
Cider Creek
City Concerts in Park
City-Water Wise
Connect Home Loans 56
Country Florist
Country Oaks Glass
Dawg on It
Daylight Gardens
Designs by Pamela
Dispute Resolutions
Dutch Maytag
Eddington Funeral Svs 59
Edward Jones
El Paso de Robles Hist. 12, 34
El Paso Storage
Estrella Warbirds
Family Praise46
extract it again, for the first time in years, to use
as disposable income.”
Taxable receipts have risen throughout the
county, as household balance sheets have improved and consumers feel more comfortable
with their purchasing power. Auto sales were
particularly robust in 2012.
Construction is on the rise in SLO County,
Thornberg said. Building permits issued for new
homes rose almost 32% during February 2012-13
over the prior year.
Permits for multifamily units have exploded,
surging over 400% in the same time period, fueled
by the number of residents who can’t get a mortgage. In the rental market, vacancy rates are down
and rents a little higher
Commercial building has doubled in value over
the previous 12 months, Thornberg said. Although
the retail market remains comparatively sluggish,
commercial vacancy rates show gradual improvement.
Overall, Thornberg said, “The second half of
the year is going to come out strongly.”
“Local home prices are up 16 %
since hitting bottom in 2011.”
- Economist Christopher Thornberg
The housing surge stimulates other parts of
the economy, Thornberg reported. With rising
home prices, he said, “People are starting to
have equity in their homes and have begun to
Fat Cat Farm
Fidelity Title
Forsythe, Kevin, MD
Frontier Floors
Gallagher Video
Garden All Year
General Store PR
Gettmann, Mary Ann
Gilliss, Keith/PRIME
Golden Collar 44
GRL Computing
Hamon Overhead Door 52
Harris Stage
Healthy Inspirations
Healthy Skin by Karen 48
Home Elegance
Jaffa Cafe
Kwik Hardscapes
Lake Nacimiento Realty 28
Lansford Dental
Lear, Kelly Mary Kay 60
LeVigne Winery
Lube N Go
Main St Animal Hosp
McConnell/Marziello RE 41
Mission Community Bank 6
Mod Studio
Natural Alternative
Natural Health Sol
Niblick Road Baptist
Nose to Tail
Oaks Hotel
Odyssey Cafe
PAN Jewelers
Papich Construction
Park Cinemas
Paso Massage Therapy 55
Paso PetCare 50
PR Chamber
PR District Cemetery
PR Door & Trim
PR Glass PR Handyman 41
PR Heating & Air
PR Inn
PR Insurance
PR Mag testimonial
PR Main Street
PR Pet Boarding
PR Safe & Lock
PR Sports Club
Photo Stop 29
Platinum Properties
Professional Design
Pro Handyman
Pure Elements 33
Railsback Insurance
Reed’s Heating
Revive Massage
Ross, SharonCC Mort 53
Salon Gloss-Melissa38
Sancho’s on Spring
SAVOR Central Coast 52
Scoles,PatsyLaw Office 41
Secret Garden
Sothebys - Desmond Sousa and Company
Spice of Life
Sprain Draperies
Stifel Nicolaus
Stove & Spa Center
Straight For/Word
Ted Hamm Ins
Templeton Chamber
The Mobile Oil Chgs The Wellness Kitchen
Tree of Life
Treeman Tubb, J.K.Landscaping
Ventura Hay Vic’s Cafe
Western Flair
Western Janitorial
Whitehorse Worship Directory
York, Cheri
Zumstein, Kurt
Paso Robles Magazine, July 2013
July 2013, Paso Robles Magazine

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