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C.S. Smith Sporting Goods
C.S. SMITH SPORTING GOODS

Smith's Sporting Goods was a great place to go as a kid. You didn't need much money to buy a gag gift or shotgun shells.




Bickell's
BICKELL'S STATIONERY STORE

   Not a good place to take your date, but we nerd types loved to browse the aisles.


How 'Bout a Mud Bath?
 SULFUR BATHS

Paso Robles was famous for the 'healing' hot springs in the area. Here is the bath house downtown at 11th and Pine Street. Click on the photo
to see what it looks like today.


Is This Dave Rowe's Old Woody?
PASO ROBLES INN

With a long history of beauty, service and great food, the Paso Robles Inn is just one of the city's wonderful landmarks.


PASO ROBLES HISTORY

Your pictorial guide to Paso's colorful past. Written by local authors, it's available at Amazon.com where you can see sample pages.

 


 

"Wear a hat with a brim wide enough to shed sun and rain, fan a campfire, dip water, and whip a fightin' cow in the face."
- Texas Bix Bender -

"Honesty is not somethin' you should flirt with -- you should be married to it."
- Texas Bix Bender -

"I do believe in Almighty God! And I believe also in the Bible...Let us look forward to the time when we can take the flag of our country and nail it below the Cross, and there let it wave as it waved in the olden times, and let us gather around it and inscribed for our motto: "Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever," and exclaim, Christ first, our country next!"
- Andrew Johnson-
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"All must admit that the reception of the teachings of Christ results in the purest patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust, and in the best type of citizenship."
- Grover Cleveland -
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“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
– President John Adams -
1789

"Progress has brought us both unbounded opportunities and unbridled difficulties. Thus, the measure of our civilization will not be that we have done much, but what we have done with that much. I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism. The thought of modern industry in the hands of Christian charity is a dream worth dreaming. The thought of industry in the hands of paganism is a nightmare beyond imagining. The choice between the two is upon us."
- Theodore Roosevelt -

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports . . . And let us indulge with caution the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion . . . Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail to the exclusion of religious principle."
- from George Washington's Farewell Address -

 

 




 


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April

Old Glory

* (19th) The drought is forcing the city to consider using potable water.

* (19th) The drought is actually saving residents money, thanks to the city council.

* (19th) Switch your lighting to LED's - save over $400,000.

* (19th) Bearcat swim team on top of its game.

* (19th) The Children's Museum to host blood drive April 26. Continue to pray for Maddy Gonzalez.

* (19th) The city is hiring four lifeguards for summer work. Certifications needed.

* (19th) Roblan Jackie Tackett proudly serves in Afghanistan as a vehicle driver and maintenance guru. We salute her.

* (12th) Paso mayor helps the homeless - all night.

* (12th) Willing to pay $100 for a bottle of local wine?

* (12th) Need a spring vacation? Just stay home if you live in Paso Robles.

* (12th) School district shall remain nicotine free , e-cigarettes notwithstanding.

* (12th) Pickleball is flourishing locally. Time to pick up a paddle.

* (12th) When a good thing turns into a great thing.

* (5th) Just how much money did your California school district receive - and where does it go? Prop 30 monies revealed here:

* (5th) Another local history lesson for Paso's 125th
anniversary:  

* (5th) Paso Robles school district's Local Control Accountability Plan announced.

* (5th) Did you know that Flamson Middle School sponsors a California Natives Garden

* (5th) San Miguel lost its Internet service Thursday. Couldn't process credit cards and food stamps until restored.

* (5th) A record 16 students will be sent to the SkillsUSA State Finals this month.

* (5th) Did you know there is "Surplus" Nacimiento Lake water for the taking? Looks like it will be watering vineyards - for the right price.

* (5th) Kids with trophies - it's always a great story.

* (5th) Snow, ice and hail reported on Cuesta Grade this week.

March

* (29th) Councilman Fred Strong urges Sacramento to add rail service between Paso Robles and San Jose.

* (29th) Pray for Cindy Dougherty.

* (29th) Columnist Phil Dirkx invokes dead President's words in his water basin comments.

* (29th) Children's Museum to open earlier to host special needs children.

* (29th) "Roses are red, violets are blue" - The library will be flying local poetry flags in honor of National Poetry Month in April. They will supply the materials. You will supply the words. Pretty cool.

* (29th) The city will plant 125 oak trees in celebration of Arbor Day. You can help.

* (29th) Get out and see some baseball - at Robbins Field. Support your future stars.

* (22nd) New 25' by 30' mural at the Paso Robles Inn highlights "The Dawn of Paso" - a tribute to the winemaking roots of the city. There are old timers who might object.

* (22nd) County supervisors vote themselves more power over the area's water management.

* (22nd) Can you help Amanda Carminati?

* (22nd) Representative Lois Capps visits Paso Robles - discusses Farm Bill. She will be in Templeton today.

* (22nd) Climate change motivates candidate to unseat Katcho Achadjian in the 35th Assembly race.

* (22nd) The DAR Youth Citizenship Medal folk are looking for a new recipient.

* (22nd) Local police sting operation is a bust.

* (22nd) City speed limits are changing. Be aware, or get a ticket.

* (22nd) Changes in store as Mindy Sisemore joins the Paso Robles Art Association board.

* (15th) Giant robot touring Germany has Paso roots.

* (15th) Nice Tribune tribute to Paso Robles' 125th anniversary can be seen here:

* (15th) Young local artists encouraged to hang their work in the White House for one year.

* (15th) The Pioneer Museum will present Women's Day in honor of famous females. Lots of costumed pioneers and celebrities from the past. The school house will also be open with 'school in session.' March 29.

* (15th) Closure reached as Paso patrolmen 'ticket quota' settlement satisfies at least one party in the case.

* (15th) Marine training north of the city changes fishing plans.

* (15th) Paso High's new $4 million gym supporters will host a groundbreaking event next Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

* (15th) Looking for great pizza in Paso Robles?   

* (8th) Big hooplah slated for Tuesday in the City Park as Paso Robles celebrates its 125th anniversary.

125th Anniversary 

* (8th) 125th Anniversary Special edition of the Paso Robles Magazine can be downloaded for your viewing pleasure. Great history lessons about all things local.

* (8th) New 67 acre horse park will be completed this fall on Airport Road. Yahooo!

* (8th) Local kids are more skilled than you can imagine.

* (8th) Don't miss the Estrella Warbirds Museum's 6th annual grand event on May 10. 

* (8th) Need a job? The city is looking for two Admin Clerks for the police department.

* (8th) Animal abuse or storm damage? Heritage Ranch sheep found dead and dying.

* (8th) Creation of a water management board for Paso Robles hits legal roadblock.

* (8th) City bans new water well drilling in town.

* (8th) Local Olympian honored.

* (8th) Another Phil Dirkx history lesson, explaining why Paso Robles was incorporated in 1889.

* (8th) City Manager Jim App offers projected water usage numbers and ways to cope with the drought.

* (8th) Historic home to be demolished. Take your pictures now - that's all that will be left.

* (1st) Answered prayer in Paso brings hallelujahs.

* (1st) Proliferating hotels mark the future landscape in the city.

* (1st) Olympic snowboarder Trevor Jacob comes up a bit short.

* (1st) Roblan announces his bid for the State Senate.

* (1st) Do you collect old bottles? We didn't think so. Big show coming up in March for the esoteric few.

* (1st) Two local women experience the chaos in Kiev. You must read this.

* (1st) Big party shenanigans are slated for the Children's Museum.

* (1st) Women of Distinction named at Cuesta College. Congratulations, all.

* (1st) Local high school poet is in the news. Heads to State competition.

* (1st) Reason to celebrate! SLO food bank in Paso Robles.

February

* (15th) The latest furor: the County refuses to allow a motocross park in Paso Robles, but people still want one. Solution: put it in the middle of profitable winery acreage - with a perennially wet track to eliminate dust - and see if money speaks louder than the bike buzz.

* (15th) Habitat for Humanity helps a local senior. Does your church do the same thing? It should.

* (15th) Cal Poly sponsored Western Bonanza takes place this weekend at the Event Center.

* (15th) Local hotel frenzy prophesied for the coming years. The folks are steaming.

* (15th) Many saw this coming a long time ago.

* (15th) Yes, Virginia, there IS ballet in Paso Robles.

* (15th)  We have a new addition to the Paso Robles Library:

* (8th) The San Simeon earthquake fault is still hiccupping. 

* (8th) The North County Women's Shelter and the Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention Center have a great new website called RISE.

* (8th) Paso snowboarder Trevor Jacob is enjoying his Olympics competition.

* (8th) You can see the classic tall ships, The Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington in Morro Bay right now.

* (8th) I thought this was old news: Union Road repair.

* (8th) Wrestling: alive, well and thriving at Paso High.

* (1st) Young Roblan will compete in the Olympic Games. Congratulations to Trevor Jacob.

* (1st) Area water wars are heating up again, big time. Cindy Steinbeck defends herself here:  

* (1st) It's official: "Earthier oenophiles" prefer Paso over Napa Valley. Scroll down to #15.

* (1st) New car dealership is planned for Golden Hill Road and Tractor Street.

* (1st) Paso grad Mitchell Van Dyk will play in the College All-Star Bowl in Greenville this month.

* (1st) It's time for horse lovers to volunteer at the local shelter.

Remember, your dog can be a best friend. And your best friend needs a dog park to enjoy. The Sherwood Dog Park is just the ticket.

January

* (24th) City Council approves new standard for roadside death memorials.

* (24th) The Paso Robles Inn is trading 7 parking places for a garden landscape. Hope it isn't destroyed next Pioneer Day by the faithful parade crowd.

* (24th) Christian love is alive and well in Paso.

* (18th) Taking control of the water issues spawns  new plans for the region.

* (18th) Local chef success receives special honor.

* (18th) Over $7 million worth of marijuana found on Cayucos beach.

* (18th) The roller derby bumpette season is about to skate into town Feb. 1.

* (18th) Paso's successful G.A.N.G. ministry is alive, well and changing lives.

* (18th) Move over, SLO. The county's premier tourism agency has relocated to Paso Robles.

* (18th) Congratulations and hats off to Fern Barba, longtime waitress at Paso's Denny's Restaurant. 40 years and still happy to get up in the morning!

* (4th) The Paso 125th Anniversary people are asking for your old stories about the city.

* (4th) Wow! And they didn't need a city permit? Congratulations, Miranda and Drew.

* (4th) Paso Robles was pretty sober last Saturday night. Should we be surprised?

* (4th) Scrooge attacks home on Walnut Drive.

* (4th) Here's another nice tribute to Gil Asa from the pen of Dennis Taylor.

* (4th) For the mere pittance of $99, you can be flying high over a local vineyard on a zip line.

* (4th) 21st and Spring will be closed Jan. 6,7 for roadwork.

* (4th) Gluten-free is the rage and a Paso baker is on board.

* (4th) Did you hear about the Veteran's Memorial being vandalized in Atascadero? The guilty party has surrendered.

* (4th) Should there be protections against selling or exporting local water?

* (4th) Speaking of water - where is it?

* (4th) Paso Robles Christmas memories from the 1930's. Times were tough, but people were generous.

December

* (28th) It may be time to switch to Verizon.

* (28th) Free xmas tree disposal and mulch again this year in downtown Paso.

* (28th) DUI checkpoint will be in effect tonight. Is there an app for that?

* (28th) Remember, Glow in the Park  - Tuesday evening. You probably won't see any fireworks in July, so put this on your calendar.

* (28th) Are school employee furloughs still warranted?

* (28th) Will local "woodsmen" star in a future reality show?

* (28th) Do you have old memories of Paso Robles worth sharing with the community? The city would like to hear them.

* (28th) Need a job? Move to SLO County.

* (28th) Do the right thing when your old American flag wears out. Now there is a second place to lay yours to rest.

* (22nd) Young Roblan wins world champion roping event. Congratulations, Quinn.

* (22nd) Festive "Glow in the Park" night slated for New Year's Eve.

* (22nd) "Do the Math" television tutoring show features junior high students from Paso.

* (22nd) Neighbor shoots into man's house while having fun.

* (22nd) Local industry now manufactures certified biodegradable plastic bags.

* (22nd) Please pray for this family that just lost a loving wife and mother in an accident.

* (22nd) Remains of native American found in Salinas River.

* (22nd) Also, pray for young Denae as she battles cancer.

* (7th) Your car may be towed tonight if you're not careful.

* (7th) A new recruit has been added to the local police force. 

* (7th) Paso Robles bond rating is now AAA for the first time.

* (7th) The city will pay over $300,000 in fines for poor water quality from 2009-2013.

* (7th) The groundwater issue demands - and gets- compromise in finding solutions.

* (1st) Congratulations to Nancy Stephens, Volunteer of the Year at your local library.

* (1st) It's the 10th year anniversary of the Paso Robles earthquake devastation this month.

* (1st) Are you in this picture?

* (1st) Phil Dirkx comments on the Irrigation Pipe Monster in his latest column.

* (1st) Holiday home and shopping safety tips we all can use:  

* (1st) Dale Gomer to be honored on February 12 for his dedication to the local community.

November

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

* (23rd) Big Mid-State Classic high school rodeo hosted this weekend at the Event Center.

* (23rd) Are you an aspiring bell ringer?

* (23rd)  Paso's 125th Anniversary flag has been chosen.

* (23rd) The Shultz family donates millions to locals.

* (23rd) Paso High's Crimson magazine earns another top-ten in nation award. This is their 7th. Congratulations.

* (23rd) Time to start praying for rain.

* (23rd) Nine new members join the ranks of the Chamber of Commerce. Adventures in teamwork predicted.

* (23rd) Thanks to Paso's Larry Hayes for his relief efforts in the Philippines.

* (16th) The area groundwater issue stays front and center.

* (16th) Paso Teen Resource Center encourages right choices. But what is their worldview?

* (16th) Veterans honored in Paso Robles.

* (16th) Flamson Middle School is showing its patriotic spirit.

* (9th) Not quite everything you wanted to know about the history of jails in Paso Robles:  

* (9th)  Water supply is the big issue facing the new 1000+ home development east of town.

* (9th)  The Bearcats' last home game ended sadly after a nail-biting loss to Atascadero.

* (9th)  For you hotrod lovers, this episode of Roadkill delivers a vintage '50 Mercury to a waiting fan in Paso Robles. The story starts about half way into the video. Pretty funny.

* (9th)  Store clerks: beware of Hispanic perps.

* (9th)  The Christmas culture kickoff will be hosted tonight in downtown Paso. Does your elf costume still fit?

* (9th)  A new bronze statue will honor George Hearst, Jr. at the Event Center.

* (9th)  Here's an interesting local perspective on WWII.

* (2st)  10 new self-guided tours tout area history.

* (2st)  Gunfire and more a Roblan experience this week.

* (2st)  Animal cruelty is alive and well in Paso Robles.

* (2st)  Paso kids are learning about safety. Good timing.

* (2st)  Bailey Gaither shines as a Bearcat wide receiver.

* (2st)  Paso Robles Elks Club raises money to save the Cambria Pier.

October

* (26th)  Do you know the name of the oldest business in Paso Robles? 40 years and counting.

* (26th)  How wild was the Wild West in Paso back in the day?

* (26th)  Congratulations to Omar and Sydney, Bearcat homecoming king and queen. Shocking game results here: 

* (26th)  A new yogurt shop opens in downtown Paso Robles. Yummy!

* (26th)  A new flying machine has taken residence at the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum. Check it out.

* (26th)  The school district's classified union voting members said 'nix' to the current contract proposal.

* (26th)  Fireballs coming from the sky reported above Paso. Just move along, folks, nothing to see here.

* (18th)  The Pioneer Day Parade pictures have been posted. You may need some NO-DOZE before attempting a visit, though.

* (16th)  The Little Cowboy/Cowgirl Contest photos are now posted and ready to entertain. I hope to have the parade pictures processed and posted in a few more days.

* (11th)  Paso's big day of celebrating local history and prosperity takes center stage tomorrow morning. Hope to see you there!

* (11th)  Zoe Taylor will fill the CEO boots at the Chamber of Commerce as interim honchita. Congratulations are in order.

* (11th)  The library is featuring the work of Carol Black-Brown, celebrated pastel artist.

* (11th)  The big Bearcat trouncing of the SLO Tigers last Friday 42-7 leaves little doubt about their sophomore quarterback Justin Davis' brilliance.

* (11th)  Did you know there is a company based in Paso Robles worth $1.3 billion?

* (11th)  Pretty old news now, but hats off to Office Max for donating $1000 in supplies to Allison Root's  second grade class at Winifred Pifer School.

September

* (28th)  With lake levels really low this year, discarded remnants are seen at the shoreline. It's a volunteers paradise.

* (28th)  Paso gets bad press in a totally unrelated story.

* (28th)  You can all rest easy again and resume your Walmart shopping without fear of a terrorist bomb.

* (28th)  Another 1000+ homes have been proposed for Creston Road. An October 8 public workshop sounds like a fun time. Phil Dirkx weighs in.

* (28th)  Congratulations to Renee Clark after 22 years of serving seniors in Paso Robles.

* (28th)  Central Coast groundwater gets bad reviews.

* (21st)  Prohibitive costs have nixed the old Boys' School's transformation into an adult jail. Now, a local charter school wants to use it.

* (21st)  Mother and daughter reunited after 71 years!

* (21st)  Another new fire truck joins the Paso fleet.

* (21st)  Templeton water rates will almost double in the next 5 years.

* (21st)  A lot of people want to escape from Paso Robles. And there are those who want to escape to it.

* (21st)  Congratulations to Norma Moye and Norm Bridge, this year's Pioneer Day Queen and Grand Marshal.

* (21st)  Jennifer Smith joins the Childrens' Museum as its first Director in Chief.

* (21st)  Congratulations to Phil and Mamie Dirkx - married for 60 years now. Love is in still in bloom after all this time.

* (7th)  Thanks to the local firefighters who have returned from the Yosemite Rim Fire.

* (7th)  Happy 100th birthday to Bud Mercer, long time song and dance celebrity.

* (7th)  "Calling Adam-12, calling Adam-12" - Paso's newest police officer, Adam Ketchum joins the force.

* (7th)  "Remember, Martha, you can't cook with aluminum foil in the microwave!" Break room blaze prompts prompt action on Commerce Way.

* (7th)  How does the new one-to-one offset work under the new water use restrictions? Good L.A. Times water situation story here:
The Pacific Coast Business Times adds their two-cents, chiding the SLO Tribune for under par reporting.

* (7th)  Paso Robles' latest sobriquet? "Stunning hideaway."

* (7th)  Fiasco Gallery is officially open today at Studios on the Park. Go say hi to Neal and Jeff.

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