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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.

 


 

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November

Old Glory

* (1st) Some of us from the seedier crowd used to play pool at Carl's Billiards on 13th Street back in the 50' and 60's. David Middlecamp has resurrected a 1970 SLO Tribune story about the joint.

* (1st) Wow! The city is blessed with an inch of rain on Halloween.

* (1st) Local water use is down over 2 million gallons per day since 2007. Droughts will do that.

* (1st) Time to get your brownie on. Gourmet brownies is the newest foo-foo venture in Paso Robles.

* (1st) The Paderewski Festival starts on the pianist's birthday, November 6 (just one day after another famous fellow - Yours Truly).

* (1st) Local pickleball stars win medals at recent tournament.

October

* (20th) There was a great turn out for the Little Cowboy/Cowgirl Contest in the Park before the parade on Pioneer Day. Unfortunately, I was only able to take pictures of the first few categories.

* (18th) Pioneer Day Parade pictures from last Saturday are finally posted, all 300+ of them. Wonderful weather, entries and folks.

* (18th) Old Timers  BBQ photos have also been posted.

* (4th) Don't miss out - next Saturday is the 84th Annual Pioneer Day in Paso Robles.  Lots of hootin,'  hollerin,' and horse manure.

* (4th) If you can't make it to the parade, don't worry. You can hear it live here:

* (4th) Be sure to check out the Pioneer Museum after the parade. A wonderful new exhibit will surprise you:  A restored vintage bicycle (the original big wheele) that was owned and ridden by Gary Smith's grandfather from San Francisco to Paso Robles in 1893. Wow!

* (4th) Also, it's time to support your local artist and attend the 2014 Open Studio Art Tour.  This will be a house-to-house viewing the works of talented artists (like my  sister Ginnie).  10am to 5pm, October 11-12 & October 18-19.  (805) 544-9251.

* (4th) Bearcat football is still standing strong - last night's score: Paso, 63 - Morro Bay, 10. Did you know you can listen to the games 'live' no matter where you live?

* (4th) City Council candidate forum slated for Tuesday in Paso Robles.

September 

* (20th) Governor Brown signs groundwater control bill.

* (20th) 'Tin City' emerges in Paso's southern industrial quarter.

* (20th) Congratulations to Pat Corrigan, Paso's most renown woman barber - ask her about her famous father the next time you get a haircut.

* (20th) Local transporters ask for a raise.

* (20th) Paso needs more kids like the Davis twins.

* (20th) Hey, 43 more public parking slots downtown for a million dollars. Sounds like a win-whine situation.

* (20th) Creston's 19th Ever Creston Classic Rodeo was missed by too many locals. Mark you calendars for next year's event (when they figure out when it will be).

* (20th) Jim Reed is ready for a second fight: he'll be running for City Council in November.

* (20th) The initial phase of transforming Oak Park into a modern marvel is complete. (Not too sure about the marvel aspect)

* (6th) Mountain lion goes on killing spree at Jack Creek Farms.

* (6th) City to sell water to county residents in need. More details here.

* (6th) A warm welcome is in order for Veronica Sanders, new graphic designer for the Paso Press.

* (6th) Local Windrose Farm is in the SLO foodie news.

* (6th) Did you know Paso Robles has a horse park?

* (6th) Police are cracking down on speeders in the Union Road area.  Don Dahl, beware!

* (6th) Is this a  portentous warning to KPRL?

* (6th) Attention all culture nuts:  Art After Dark event slated for tonight in downtown Paso Robles. Be there, or be boorish. 

* (6th) Historic area school is being preserved thanks to volunteer help.

* (1st) Gourmet take-out is now available at Paso's newest epicurean restaurant - Hayseed - correction: Haymarket.

* (1st) Thugs captured in downtown bust.

* (1st) Attention, water watchers:  Here's the latest on mitigating that loud sucking sound.

* (1st) There's an app for that - especially if you're a traveling winebibber.

* (1st) Bearcats cream Clovis - great video!  A winning season is predicted:

* (1st) Local chef competes on Cutthroat Kitchen. Congratulations, Kelly.

* (1st) Go figure.  Studios on the Park's current exhibition on the human condition is purely figurative.

* (1st) The National Day of Service and Remembrance is an opportunity for you to help out in your community.

* (1st) Estrella Warbirds cancels air show due to growing pains.

* (1st) If you missed the Old Timers BBQ in San Miguel, don't miss the one in Paso Robles October 9.

* (23rd) Big clean up day adventure at the War Memorial football stadium is taking place today. Big season in store.

* (23rd) Grandparent's Day is scheduled for the Children's Museum in Paso on Sept. 7.

* (23rd) Fortune telling will soon become legal in Paso Robles, as the blind continue to lead the blind and make some dough while doing it.

* (23rd) Service dog is needed for special lady.

* (23rd) Two original Beach Boys will be in Paso next month, spreading good vibrations mixed with additional warm, fuzzy and nostalgic numbers.

* (23rd) Caltrans is saving our precious California water. Are you?

* (23rd) Noel Ryan is spotlighted in the Tribune. Paso history in a nutshell.

* (23rd) Congratulations go to Carlen Gardner, motocross champion.

* (23rd) Newest book about Paso Robles area history is ready for your perusal.

* (23rd) Calling all local history wranglers! Who can help Tonya Strickland identify and explain the mysterious heart-shaped area in the City Park?

* (23rd) Who woulda thunk it? The new Nacimiento Pipeline has sprung a leak!

* (9th) Military training in downtown Paso Robles may have some on edge. But they say it is perfectly routine and harmless.

* (9th) It will be much easier to get your marijuana in town now, thanks to the City Council.

* (9th) 'Outstanding food scene' keeps tourist dollars flowing.

* (9th) Would you like to help lessen your city's crime problem?

* (9th) The popular 11th annual Olive Festival is slated for next Saturday, the 16th, in downtown.

* (9th) Please pray for the Shannon McDonald family as her daughter suffers from a massive tumor.  Dorothy is two years-old. Donations are welcome as she undergoes chemo.

* (9th) The water rights war continues with latest amendment added to complaint by POWR. Read comments here: Oh, and there's the seawater contamination issue to review also. 

* (9th) Heroin addition is alive and well in Paso Robles.  So are the young dealers.

July

* (26th) This is the last weekend for the Mid-State Fair to take you money and give you some special memories.

* (26th) Congratulations to Jason Hickman - new photographer on the block. Website here:  

* (26th) I apologize for not giving another local photographer a link last week when I posted Tim Bryan's fair photo. Here it is:

* (26th) Templeton votes to receive 100% of its Nacimiento water allocation.

* (26th) New court dedication slated for August 2 in Paso Robles. Not your usual court when the word, 'pickleball' is in play, though.

* (26th) The Creston Community Pool fundraiser takes place on August 16. We didn't even know it had a pool. Great news.

* (26th) Independence High School awarded top honors - it's simply the best high school in the district according to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

* (26th) Hearst Ranch grass-fed beef garners a big write-up.

* (19th) The San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau has selected three for highest honors at the Mid-State Fair.

* (19th) Fair news and photos:    And here:   

* (19th) Tim Bryan took this photo of the midway so you can have a taste of Paso if you can't be there.

 
Mid-State Fair

* (19th) Fair Queen Taylor Lindquist is crowned.

* (19th) The best fair action is right here!

* (19th)  Local girls softball team wins State championship for their division. Congratulations to all.

* (19th) A compassionate City Council cast a deadlock vote that bans mobile marijuana in the city.  Final resolution pending.

* (4th) Big 4th of July celebration in the City Park today, including fireworks tonight.

* (19th) Yes, Virginia, it does rain here in July.

* (19th) Cruelly burned local steer will live out its life at an animal sanctuary.

* (19th) After a mere 8 years and $10 million, 101 freeway construction is finally complete.  Hopefully, it won't take that long for Union Road improvements to materialize. 

* (4th)  Mayor Duane Picanco announces an end to his five terms in office. The comments are churning.

* (4th) City sues local developer. Three hotels and more put on hold.

* (4th)  Paso Chamber hires new CEO. Welcome, Sunni Mullinax.

* (4th) 11 year-old drowns at Star Farms lake.

* (4th) Should mandatory drug testing be the norm for high school athletes?

* (4th) The Main Street Association has positive news as it continues to make an impact on the downtown core. Did you know there are over 1000 people working there?

June

* (21st) Recession blues continue to plague city spending goals.  Did you know: salaries and wages for city staff account for more than 50% of the almost $30MM budget? Did you know: over 34% of city staff have been eliminated since 2008?

* (21st) Union Road repairs have finally received official funding - up to $1,914,017 - not a penny more. Oh, plan on an 18 month road closure.

* (21st) City Council meeting highlights here: Note: all items were approved.

* (21st) County Board of Supervisors votes to amend AB 2453 (Local water district formation) with a one-landowner, one vote stipulation.

* (21st) Amaya Rose Dempsey is competing this week at the  National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival in Idaho. She's a local sweetheart with a great many talents. Wonderful video here:  

* (21st) Paso's Tourism Collaboration Committee is looking to add two people to its staff.  Pretty fun: doing PR work for PR. The first thing I would do is change the name of the committee.

* (21st) Former local congressman Kevin McCarthy promoted to House majority leader role.

* (21st) Three businesses stung for selling liquor to minors.

* (7th) The biggest need in Paso Robles isn't new leadership, more water or better streets --- it's spiritual.  Tomorrow's multi-church prayer event at the City Park at 10:30 a.m. seeks God's blessing for the community ---  spiritual rebirth, repentance and faith.

* (7th) The Youth Ride Free program is in full swing again this year.  Kids can take free public transportation to various county destinations. Why didn't they offer this when we old timers were growing up?

* (7th) Gourmet food store to open soon in the old Mud Bath building across from the park. Can you say "salmon burger with ginger?"  RIP Foster's Freeze.

* (7th) 12th Street improvements are on order.  Will this be another 21st Street re-do? Probable not.

* (7th) Paso Robles Water Basin District formation bill passes the Assembly vote with flying colors. Changes pending before it goes to Mr. Brown.

* (7th) Beautifully painted new Pickleball courts are ready for your $3 participation fee.

* (7th) Not too late to see vintage Model T's and A's at the Rios Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel TODAY! Bring plenty of water to drink - it will be hot.

* (7th) Yes, kids still like to read books --- especially when a contest is involved.

* (7th) A heads up ---  Hwy 46 roadwork will definitely hamper your driving pleasure over 4 days starting June 16. Consider taking the more adventurous Hwy 41 through Atascadero.

May 2014

* (24th) Our condolences go to the Ray Pesenti family. Ray was the 2009 Pioneer Day Grand Marshal.

Ray Pesenti

* (24th) Our condolences also go to the Art Von Dollen family. Art was the 2011 Pioneer Day Grand Marshal.

Art Von Dollen

* (24th) Memorial Day event scheduled for Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Paso Robles District Cemetery.

* (24th) Paso gets a Green award for the 21st Street re-do.

* (24th) Estrella bridges slated for grand opening soon.

* (24th) Area home prices continue to rise - at the tune of 20%. 

* (24th) For those of you who don't live in the Paso Robles area and are longing for a taste of ocean air, the best we can do is provide some Cambria sunset viewing.

* (10th) Local fire danger prompts warning.

* (10th) AB 2453 will give control over water districts to districts themselves. See the big California picture here:   

* (10th) Does Paso Robles need a new (old) mayor? You will decide.

* (10th) See racing legend Bobby Unser at the Warbirds, Wings and Wheels Car Show TODAY. Want a ride in a P-51? Go for it!

* (10th) Amgen cyclists will wheel through Cambria on May 14.

* (10th) The criticism is heating up surrounding the latest PR hotel slated for the old Hayward Lumber yard. See the comments.

* (3rd) Paso Robles history comes alive tomorrow at 2 p.m. You'll see the founding father, Daniel Blackburn, Jesse James, Andrew Carnegie and Jan Paderewski.

* (3rd) Your input is welcome as the school district presents the newly proposed math curricula textbooks for 6th thru 8th grades.

* (3rd) Nacimiento pipeline a "good bet" according to Phil Dirkx.

* (3rd) Paso Bearcats continue to get crushed on the courts.

* (3rd) Paso Bearcats continue to shine on this court, though.

* (3rd) Mystery art and artist Alex add artsy cardboard graffiti to a downtown alley. It has the blessing of most gawkers, however: no gang activity involved.

* (3rd) From dead last a year ago to first place right now, Bearcat baseball has a secret: it's called "chemistry."

* (3rd) Did you know Juan Bautista de Anza trekked through the area in 1775?

* (3rd) Fire is still a big threat to any home. Be prepared and inspect your property. This particular fire was on Bonita Ave.

* (3rd) Can't find a room at a local hotel? Your worries will soon be over.

* (3rd) New AutoZone store opening this month on Spring St.

* (3rd) Twin Cities Community Hospital receives an "A" rating for safety.

* (3rd) Please pray for the civic and business leaders of Paso Robles. Life is tough and decisions can be wrong or right.

April

* (26th) Join the big book sale at the library today.

* (26th) Phil Dirkx continues his optimistic outlook on life in Paso Robles.

* (26th) Lawsuit over property owner's rights to groundwater in the Paso Robles water basin will move to a Santa Clara County court.

* (26th) A new oak tree is planted in the city park in honor of Arbor Day.

* (26th) Time to dust off those old roller skates. New rink will add to the fun factor this summer.

* (26th) Congratulations to Cuesta College student Michael Mullen who took 2nd place in the Worldskills Americas auto services technology competition in Bogata.

* (26th) A Hilton Hotel on Golden Hill Road?

* (26th) Huge fossil show slated for the Pioneer Museum on May 3rd and 4th.

* (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.

2013 ARCHIVES HERE

2012 ARCHIVES HERE