* (29th) Don and Gail Campbell named 2012 Roblan of the Year.
* (29th) Hiding in the old Paso High gym for 70 years - a few relics are accidentally discovered. Photo by Gene Miller.
* (29th) Cousin Cecil Gambel helps celebrate Templeton's American Legion. Over 90 years of service to the community.
* (29th) New playground proposal in the City Park needs some open pockets - to the tune of $350,000.
* (29th) Happy New Year to all the friends of PasoRobles-USA.com!
* (24th) Merry Christmas to all as the birth of Christ is celebrated around the world. There is a reason for the season, and it is beautifully announced by Jesus in John's gospel: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
* (24th) Paso's newest police officer is a bona fide hero. Be sure to welcome Chris McGuire when you see him!
* (24th) Paso is seeking new committee members to oversee upcoming roadwork spending. This will be the most exciting municipal job in recent history.
* (24th) The city is offering $1500 to the designer who creates the best new Paso Robles logo, which will be unveiled at the 125th birthday celebration.
* (15th) Here's a Paso December event calendar.
* (15th) Paso Robles' newest hotel is open for business.
* (8th) Paso's new police chief Manny Guaderrama will take charge after final vetting.
* (8th) Mayor and City Council officially ready to get to work.
* (8th) Your next dental visit might just be more like a spa treatment.
* (1st) Gun sales are at record high due to a number of reasons. Paso Robles will host its Gun Show next weekend at the Event Center.
* (1st) Paso's Christmas Lights Parade takes place TONIGHT at 7:00. Prepare for some closed streets.
* (1st) The local decision makers will choose between two final candidates for top cop job.
* (24th) "Hey, let's go watch TV on our new flatscreens under the Niblick Bridge!"
* (24th) Phil Dirkx lauds recent road improvements and tax increases and receives our "You've Got Guts" award after being blasted in the comments section.
* (24th) The city will use Bicycle Transportation Grant monies to improve part of poor ol' Union Road.
* (24th) It's hard to resist a children's choir, especially when it's name is Debut, part of the Central Coast Children's Choir. December 8 and 9.
* (24th) Not the best way to bring the Welcome Wagon to your neighbor's home.
* (24th) Remembering loved ones in a special way has prompted Scot Burns to light 35 trees in the City Park. Be sure to watch the video.
* (17th) Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the bounty of God's blessings in this life. It's a time to give thanks for the wonder of His creation, the joys of family, and the opportunity to know Him personally. Have a blessed day.
* (17th) Veterans honored again on Veterans Day.
* (17th) Ground water wars result in lawsuit as the current ordinance is challenged.
* (17th) Tractor Supply Store opens in Paso, complete with birdseed, cast iron cookware, and jewelry for you city slickers.
* (17th) Congratulations to Josh Orcutt for placing 2nd in California for his sports photography.
* (10th) And your new mayor is ---- your old mayor!
* (10th) The school district may spend $17,000 on violins in order to increase Paso Robles student population.
* (10th) Phil gets a flat.
* (10th) County economy is booming compared to the rest of California.
* (10th) Maldonado concedes defeat in the 24th District Congressional race. Lois Capps is the 10 point victor.
* (10th) Locals say "yes" to tax increase - nothing is more important right now than un-holie streets.
* (10th) Paso adds two new police officers.
* (4th) Bearcats hold lead to best the Hounds 16-14 last night.
* (4th) Local schools brace for $3 million in cuts.
* (4th) Chair hanging in Templeton is branded as racist according to SLO Tribune columnist.
* (4th) Lawsuit over city water rates finally put to rest.
* (4th) School board candidates speak out.
* (4th) Folks are still complaining about their looming, booming water fees.
* (27th) "Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa road repair budget."
* (27th) Attention all classic car buffs: Be sure to visit Studios On The Park to see the Hudson Hornet exhibit. Pretty cool piece of art and history.
* (27th) Members of the Bearcat 1972 championship football team were honored on October 23 in Paso Robles. Here's the original 1972 city council congratulatory letter.
* (27th) Police officer association concerns voiced as retired officer is re-hired.
* (27th) California Valley's solar array is now on the grid.
* (27th) Craziness is alive and well in Paso Robles. Pray for the city.
* (27th) Write-in candidate for mayor receives bad press.
* (20th) We highly endorse write-in candidate Jerry Jones for Paso Robles City Council.
* (20th) Paso Youth Baseball is now accepting applications for the 2013 season.
* (20th) The Artisan Restaurant is moving to 12th Street.
* (20th) Quilt auction scheduled for November 10.
* (20th) Smart & Final will put its sign on the old Scolari's building.
* (20th) Rotary Club hands out free dictionaries to 3rd graders.
* (20th) Your vote will count this November. "Moreover, you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness." Exodus 18:21
* (13th) Finally finished the parade pictures! Wow! Hope you like old tractors.
* (13th) New homeless shelter proposed for Paso.
* (13th) Paso Robles is on the road to financial security.
* (13th) The Historical Marker Database includes a number of historical highlights from the area.
** (13th) Mr. Dirkx opens the debate door over high gas prices.
* (13th) The SLO county plastic bag ban is now in force. Stores larger than 10,000 sq. ft. have to charge for their paper bags (who was paying for them in the past?). People are loading their carts with groceries and dumping the unbagged items into their trunks (we saw this at Walmart).
* (29th) One week to go before those asphalt crunching vintage tractors join the 82nd Pioneer Day Parade's bands, horses, wagons, organizations, celebrities and much more. Hope you can make it. I'll be there wearing two cameras to catch all the action - well, maybe not all of it - I'm getting too old for that.
* (29th) Calvary Paso debuts its new website.
* (29th) Paso's massage therapists and alternative healers are very upset about the recent ordinance that tightens rules regulating massage businesses in the city.
* (29th) Congratulations to the Bearcat cross country team. These kids are in shape and on the right track for continued success.
* (29th) Did you know there's a big Central Coast Feather Fanciers show at the Event Center over the Pioneer Day weekend? Chicken lovers from around California will be showing everything from Nankins to Sebastopol geese.
* (29th) The Bearcats started its PAC season with a "sweet" win over Righetti.
* (29th) The pervs are on patrol in just about every city. Roblans, beware!
* (26th) Be sure to attend the Estrella Warbirds Museum's Warbirds Over Paso airshow this Saturday, Sept. 29. This is a rare opportunity to see a Northrop N9M flying wing in action!
* (22nd) Lonely llama on the loose in downtown Paso Robles translates into a great story and video.
* (22nd) Bearcat coach Rich Schimke wins his 100th game.
* (22nd) No more off-roading in the river without a stiff fine, thanks to offended citizens.
* (22nd) Wonderful tribute to Dolly Bader in Paso Robles Magazine.
* (22nd) For those of us who visit the Paso Robles Press online, we are very disappointed in the new abbreviated version of its normally abreviated articles. You can voice your pro or con opinion by calling editor Josh Petray at 805-237-6060, ext. 203. Here's an example of the new news format: Folks living out of town can purchase a full article annual subscription for $67.80.
* (15th) The local road repair issue is so important, temp workers have been hired to do the job. The fact that they may not be 'qualified' will have to take a back seat for now. Tonya Strickland's article here:
* (15th) The American Cancer Society will host a Relay for Life on Sept. 21. Please consider a donation. Thanks.
* (15th) Jack Creek Farms annual Threshing Bee was a big success.
* (15th) Jason Botts hits a homer with local kids.
* (15th) Applications are closed for the chief of police position. It will take a few months to assess the 60 resumes and choose 6-8 who will be in the final lineup.
* (15th) Congratulations to Jessy Nelson, named AMA motocross Rookie of the Year.
* (8th) The 3 year-old water rate hike lawsuit against the city is closer to resolution.
* (8th) Bearcat football has something to cheer about. Last night's game was a rout.
* (8th) Casa Terra opens its doors across from the park in downtown Paso Robles. Go fish!
* ((8th) Hearty congratulations go to Kyoshi David Rogers/a> - not just anyone is promoted to Seventh Degree black belt.
* (8th) Mark it on your calendar: Creston Rodeo 14th - 16th.
* (8th) Paralympics has a strong voice in local Brent Poppen.
* (2nd) Pioneer Day festivities are just around the corner, folks. Have you thought about volunteering to help? Call Harry Ovitt at 467-3992, or Mark Perry at 239-8445.
* (2nd) Have you visited the Pioneer Museum lately? Here's the latest news!
* (2nd) Phil Dirkx reminisces about the desert heat that visits Camp Roberts in the good ol' summer time.
* (2nd) Water polo - alive and well in Paso Robles.
* (2nd) Is Paso Robles a bike-friendly city?
* (25th) Pioneer Day Royalty celebrities are ready to assume their roles for all of the Pioneer Day festivities. Congratulations to Marshal Bruce Tuley, Queen Joan Finley Crother, and Belle Mattie Work.
* (25th) Just practicing for post-2nd Amendment civil unrest in Paso Robles? Hope not.
* (25th) Melinda Martin will be hostessing a PhotoWalk through Paso on Saturday, October 13. There are 49 openings. Everyone will meet at a restaurant for lunch afterwards. I think there will be a problem there.
* (25th) Desperately needed in Paso Robles: a gourmet food truck to serve the folks after-hours.
* (25th) Need some 'getajob' skills? An all-day workshop will be presented Sept. 6 at the Library.
* (25th) Mentoring budding artists reflects the philosophy of Studios on the Park and the Paso Art Association.
* (25th) A new Tractor Supply Store will soon come to the city, adding over a dozen jobs.
* (25th) Just had to add this heartwarming, small town story about a 12 year-old who plays for a high school varsity team and throws a touchdown pass against another high school team in Tenn. Oh, yeah, he's only 5' 1" tall and weighs 100 lbs. Video included.
* (18th) Did you know Paso Robles has its own Field of Dreams?
* (18th) 12 year-old Amelia McKee is the local golfing world's new phenom. She's even shot a 64 in the State Capitol.
* (18th) Paso's Labor Day Classic Car Show kicks off August 31.
* (11th) The Pioneer Day Committee has a wonderful new website, just waiting for your perusal. Make plans NOW to attend the day's festivities and connect with old friends.
* (11th) Your city sewer rates will soon be going up - or down.
* (11th) Big protest in Paso: eliminate the death penalty in California.
* (11th) Police brutality lawsuit continues.
* (11th) 100 degrees in Paso Robles, and the high school football team toughs out a sweat-drenched practice.
* (11th) Templeton's Ali Einolander takes top spot in the Youth American Quarter Horse championship in Oklahoma City.
* (11th) Paso born Chaunte Lowe will go for the gold in the women's high jump today at 11:00 a.m..
* (11th) Our condolences go to the family of Dolly Bader.
* (4th) Another pioneer family is enjoying this weekend celebrating their roots in the area.
* (4th) "It makes you feel good," is Coni Well's philosophy behind opening a new scrapbooking store in Paso.
* (4th) Trio sings Moonlight in Vermont for an international President during his visit to Paso Robles. How cool is that?!
* (4th) Attention racing fans: two new cars are on display at the Woodland Automotive Display at the Estrella Warbirds Museum. Does the name, Tony Stewart , ring a bell?
* (29th) A daily occurrence in large cities, Roblans experience a shooting on 34th Street.
* (29th) How is your water-saving plan working?
* (29th) How did Paso Robles start hosting the county fair, and not San Luis Obispo?
* (29th) Fun in the fast lane: AquaCats Swim Team a success.
* (22nd) Attention fairgoers! There will be NO highway construction around Paso Robles during the Mid State Fair. Don't you feel better now?
* (22nd) Are you in that perennial battle - with gophers? Help is on the way.
* (20th) Coming soon to add to the city coffers - a new resort and spa, complete with meditation gardens. Please forgive the poor spelling.
* (20th) Remember when you had to go back to school in last year's duds? And how embarrassed you felt? And how you couldn't concentrate on your schoolwork because everyone was looking at you? And life was miserable?
* (20th) Congratulations to Mercedes Becerra of Paso Robles - she just won a trip to fly into space with XCOR Aerospace. Yes, really!
* (20th) Best cattle drive video ever as the Mid State Fair tradition continues.
* (20th) Another hat is tossed into the vote-for-me City Council ring as Steve Martin joins the fray.
* (20th) Traffic woes are another Mid State Fair tradition.
* (20th) Chaunte Lowe, record holding high jumper, will represent the American team at the Olympics. Oh, yeah, she's from Paso. And oh, yeah, she has two kids!
* (14th) One more (that would make three) school revenue 'tax' almost makes it on November ballot.
* (14th) Fred Strong promises to "dispel negativism" if elected to the City Council again.
* (14th) 60 kids start conditioning exercises for youth football - get it while it's hot!
* (14th) Speaking of hot - Horticulture is always a hot item to see on your Mid State Fair agenda. Don't miss the beauty at this year's venue.
* (14th) "The city is looking for Financial Software expertise - can you help?
* (14th) 16 year-old Isaac Parrish will show off his restored 1950 Ford tractor at the fair. Yes, it's RED!
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* (14th) More of your hard-earned tax dollars have been saved by the City Council.
"Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a
country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our
enemy can send against us. Beside, sir, we shall not fight our battles
alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of Nations, and
who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us."
have no government armed with power capable of contending with human
passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or
gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale
goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious
people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." --
John Adams, America's 2nd President
* (4th) How will you celebrate your liberties today?
* (30th) Adding to the six funding sources for the Oak Park redevelopment program, SLO County will kick in some dollars, also.
* (30th) New city park playground plans may include its most endearing feature from the past --- the merry-go-round. Woohoo! - I can hardly wait!
* (30th) Paso grad is $20,000 richer.
* (24th) The new bridges east of Shandon are almost finished, but safety concerns are voiced by some.
* (24th) Atascadero's WalMart conundrum perplexes city leaders.
* (24th) Cleaning up Shandon's streets a success.
* (16th) Trying to get an elevator fixed in Paso may make you a prisoner in your own home.
* (16th) "Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat" echoes around the world.
* (16th) Yes, the Pothole Problem is being addressed.
* (16th) Housekeeper needed at the city police department: Organizational skills required.
* (16th) Loss of school elective courses is a big deal for many.
* (16th) For those of you on Facebook, check out the Paso nostalgia group and share what you remember of the old days.
* (9th) Liberty and justice for all is alive and well in downtown Paso Robles as it prepares to upgrade access for the handicapped at a tune of $2.2 million.
* (9th) More new businesses will be moving to the north county thanks to the Chamber of Commerce.
* (9th) More business news for the area: Slow growth will continue.
* (9th) The Regional Occupational Program Teacher of the Year is Denise Conte. Good job, Denise!
* (9th) Athletes of the Year named: Kellie and Jordan. "Once a Bearcat, always a Bearcat."
* (9th) Two hole-in-ones on the same day at the Golf Club!
* (9th) The Dale and Mary Schwartz Learning Resource Center is dedicated on Cuesta's North County Campus.
* (9th) Ray Bradbury made an indelible impression when speaking at the library dedication in 1995. Thanks to David Middlecamp for posting this!
* (9th) The local Pioneer Museum deserves your visit and support as it remembers and relives the history of the area. Get back to your roots or start new ones.
* (9th) Memorial Day observed by a large crowd at the cemetery. Wordydave's photos here:
* (9th) Rios Caledonia Adobe Model A and T Car Show photos. Use the slideshow button for best viewing.
* (9th) The Camp Roberts Historical Museum held a dedication in honor of founder Al Davis on Memorial Day.
* (9th) Paso's Kids Day in the Park was another success as hoards of the little rug rats scrambled for the best attractions. Photos by WordyDave. Use the slideshow button at the upper right of the page for the sharpest photos.
* (26th) Monday is Memorial Day across the U.S.A. - Let's all take time to honor the names of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and pray for those on the brink of doing the same around the world.
(26th) Memorial Day events: Tribute at the
Paso Robles Cemetery at 11:00 and dedication of the Camp Roberts Historical
Museum at 1:00.
The museum will be named for its founder, Al Davis of Paso.
* (26th) The local citizenry has always stepped up and donated money to ensure a great July 4th fireworks celebration. Will this year be the same?
* (26th) Government at its finest. On June 2, the city will ask for input as it chooses its next police chief.
* (26th) The Festival of the Arts will be hosted in the city park this long weekend.
* (26th) Paso schools are on three-day schedules now, thanks to income shortfall, better known as budget deficits.
* (26th) Another asinine law is now on the books.
* (26th) Congratulations to Fresno State's Michelle Moses from Paso Robles for her pitching skills.
* (26th) Please pray for this city's leadership - now more than ever, it needs guidance and courage.
* (19th) Lots going on at the Estrella Warbird Museum this weekend. Planes, cars, food, raffles.
* (19th) Native grasses preserved in Las Tablas.
* (19th) Paso fisherman attacked by a great white shark close to Moonstone Beach in Cambria.
* (19th) I think the Paso Press got this wrong, reporting that Paso's newest city park on 36th Street will be the "southernmost" in the town. Anyone have a compass to give to them?
* (19th) Did you know there are 31 massage parlors in Paso Robles? The city is fed up with sinful, sleasy, "seedy" ones and is finally passing an ordinance in their efforts to get rid of prostitution. Yes, you read it right - 31.
* (19th) Why not detour through the river until it rains? Big delays at the 13th Street bridge to start in June.
* (19th) More of Paso's loving remembrance of Wally Ohles.
* (12th) Paso Robles says goodbye to much loved teacher Wally Ohles yesterday. More news here:
* (12th) Hats off to school bus driver Steve Thayer for saving a life.
* (12th) The Phantom Art Project has taken up temporary residence in the A&R Furniture building at 12th and Pine. If you like artwork, check it out before June 2
* (6th) This website link lists those who gave their all in Vietnam in the U.S., city by city.
* (6th) The folks in pyrophobic Chicago are worried about fires in the city of Paso Robles.
* (6th) Hats off to students Shubham Kahal and Joey Hall for donating over 1000 books to the city library.
* (6th) Another celebrity store will grace the once pristine and quaint Golden Hill Road thoroughfare.
* (6th) Paso senior, Leah Gibson, has been chosen for a state office at the FFA Center. She will fulfill her role while living in Galt, CA. Better coverage here:
* (28th) It could as easily have been a Paso Bearcat win for the PAC 7 victory.
* (28th) Get out the credit card: You parents must start paying for school bus service.
* (28th) Tree huggers lose more native oaks to "Progress."
* (28th) Tea Party Patriots still alive, well and kicking in Paso Robles.
* (28th) The annual California Leadership and Skills Conference rewarded Paso students with over 40 medals. Congratulations, people!
* (28th) Lester Rougeot is a local hero.
* (21st) Get out and support the new North County Indians semi-pro baseball club that has moved to Templeton!
* (21st) "Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the heart of the children of man is fully set to do evil." King Solomon (Ecclesiastes 8:11) Local vandals destroy $4000 worth of trees at Cuesta College.
* (14th) "A man who appeared to be 60 was acting bizarrely in Scolaris. He was clucking like a chicken and dancing." Maybe he heard the news about its closing.
* (14th) It's National Volunteer Week April 15-21. The city is waiting for your call: Suzanne at 237-3870.
* (14th) What the future of North County transit looks like.
* (14th) Mom and Apple Pie Contest will include six moms from Paso Robles.
* (7th) Bearcat baseball team remains undefeated in PAC 7 play.
* (7th) Pam Stewart receives deserved praise for faithfully dispatching officers after all of those crazy police calls.
* (7th) Remember building those "forts" when you were a kid? If you did, today is your chance to get it out of your system --- at the Children's Museum.
* (7th) Paso's Pioneer Museum boasts about its old Linotype machine, where the Paso Daily Press was typeset back in the dark ages. Pretty cool work of genius, I'd say. Go visit, and see it yourself.
* (31th) As a follow up to yesterday's entry about FEMA's disgruntled attitude for "losing" money on the Flamson Middle School rebuild, here is the local article that adds to the District's defense of the action:
* (30th) All in favor of raising the local sales tax, raise your wallets. A courageous Phil Dirkx is says it's about trust. The critics say it's about distrust and overspending.
* (30th) The old T&D Theater photo may soon be 'emblazoned' on the side of Vale Fine Art gallery in honor of its history.
* (30th) FEMA is upset about how much money it gave to Paso Robles for the Flamson Middle School re-do.
* (30th) Furlough days for Paso teachers will help the budget shortfall, but parents and pundits are still upset.
* (30th) $190,000 is slated for pothole repair and $70,000 to hire an HR risk manager, among other vitals at recent council meeting.
* (30th) Shandon 13 year-old Justin Denton will be attending Cuesta College as a 'highly gifted pupil.' Congratulations, Denton!
* (24th) Paso High '74 grads are helping Paso youth.
* (24th) Using Google Maps to scope out Paso Robles is the latest fad.
* (24th) Bearcat tennis season looks promising.
* (24th) And you thought traffic snarls were pretty bad in Paso already?
* (17th) Does your home have a basement? Jim Herman wants to know why most area homes don't.
* (17th) Did you know there's a teen center in Paso Robles?
* (17th) Current city policy prohibits erecting statues in the downtown park. But it may flip-flop and allow a bronze Paderewski on the premises, or not.
* (17th) The city's newest thrift store will help the Boys and Girls Club and give needed jobs to young people.
* (10th) Now is the time to add your two cents to the Camp Roberts area development discussion.
* (10th) Just how was I going to get my surfboard on the bus?
* (10th) Is a four year mayoral term better than a two year stint? You will decide at the ballot box, it seems.
* (10th) Why doesn't my backyard look like this?
* (10th) 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts is celebrated in the city park.
* (10th) Now it's the local Goodwill Store on Park Street. It used to be Cockrell's Appliance (my grandparents) back in the day.
* (3rd) Citizen drivers need to be ticketed more often, says Mr. Dirkx.
* (3rd) Former councilman, Gary Nemeth, is opionating (sic) about Paso government.
* (3rd) Paso Robles Youth Baseball will be announcing teams, coaches, schedules and handing out uniforms this morning starting at 8:00 at Highlands Church.
* (3rd) City workers are averaging 285 hours of accumulated vacation time. Big ruckus.
* (3rd) Pretty tame calls to your local police department recently. Or should that be 'lame?'
* (25th) Prognosticators Duane and Frank give us their take for Paso Robles in 2012.
* (25th) Have you been issued a traffic ticket lately? Ticketing is down in Paso due to staff cuts.
* (25th) Lester Rougeot's new book is titled, "Lester's Legend." More Paso area history to relive and appreciate.
* (25th) PFC Taylor Franklin returns home from Afghanistan to a hero's welcome.
* (25th) Paso has another hero to be proud of. Lifeguard Noah Erwin took quick action to save one of his "old lady" friends during an aerobics class. Great interview. Noah is a senior at Paso High.
* (25th) Not unexpectedly, it's back to another year of water conservation for the city.
* (25th) More physicians will be moving to the area.
* (25th) Local Daughters of the American Revolution keep one foot in the past.
* (18th) It's time to visit Dick Woodland's Auto Display in Paso, where vintage gems grace the floor. You'll need a pretty fat checkbook if you're thinking of buying!
* (18th) Cat welfare is alive and well locally. Paws Cause is hosting an 'altering' event Feb. 26. This is probably a wiser choice than BBQing the little critters.
* (18th) New RV park is approved. Many are not amused.
* (18th) Pay to Play: The city charges a fee for kids to use their sports fields. Some parents are saying, "foul."
* (18th) Update on Paso's gang proliferation:
* (12th) Local woman's Carnegie Hero medal was recently stolen, most likely by a coward.
* (12th) Are you ready for a local 1% sales tax?
* (4th) Fred Strong is proposing the city buy the old Boys' School for $1 and use it for a branch of the county jail. Phil Dirkx is asking for your suggestions as well.
* (4th) For those of you Paso Robles nostalgia/history nuts, if you're on Facebook, you need to join this group!
* (4th) For those of you waiting to hear the latest tidbits surrounding the local police department allegations of ___________, let me just say, this is a family friendly website. You'll have to get that news from another source. Please pray for Paso Robles!
* (28th) Finally, buses with seatbelts will be the norm in Paso Robles. Oh, they'll be less polluting, of course - and only cost $660,000.
* (28th) The misfortunes of war hit close to home.
* (28th) Local high school student Cameron Holt wields his _______ in the symphony, but plays his _______ in church. Go figure.
* (28th) Speaking of new parks, here's the latest on the Paso Robles Horse Park out by the airport.
* (28th) Pioneer Day Parade organizers review last year's doin's.
* (28th) Paso's new prison's population explosion put on hold. Phil Dirkx has the scoop.
* (28th) When you're up there in years and need a friend, call Operation: Be a Friend.
* (21st) Biggest New Year's news: In-N-Out Burger may open in Paso.
* (21st) Congratulations to the Sauret father/daughter team, winners of the 101 Bass Tournament at Lake Nacimiento. They were rewarded with almost $3000. Time to dust off that old pole.
* (21st) The two rescued mountain lion cubs have been named: Olive and Magnolia - for streets in Burbank.
* (16th) The city fathers need to don their thinking caps and see how they can rescue a few of the old Camp Roberts' barracks before they're all demolished. Homeless shelters come to mind. Oh, I forgot about government regulations.
* (15th) More pending school district cuts put teachers' jobs at risk.
* (15th) Paso's two new lion cubs need naming. Local update here:
* (15th) It has finally happened - Plastic bags have been outlawed in SLO County. Oh, unless you want to pay 10 cents per bag.
* (7th) Redevelopment monies are drying up for Paso. Here's a look at their recent history.
* (7th) A couple of vernal pools are being studied in Paso Robles to see if there are any fairy shrimp in them. All future development of the land will be nixed if those little critters are spotted.