* (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) 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) 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 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) Dale Gomer to be honored on February 12 for his dedication to the local community.
* (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) 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) 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) 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) 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.
* (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) 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.
* (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) Congratulations to Renee Clark after 22 years of serving seniors in Paso Robles.
* (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) "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:
* (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.
* (31st) Not quite on par with Hot August Nights, Paso's cruise weekend is in full swing today and tomorrow.
* (31st) Music festival was a sell-out.
* (31st) Congratulations to Joshua Jeter, Paso athlete, scholar and young celebrity role model.
* (31st) Volunteerism - alive and well in Paso Robles, thanks to people like Bill Pluma.
* (31st) County Supervisors create the 1-1 Rule in the ongoing 'water wars.'
* (31st) Bearcat football heading for the playoffs again this year - at least, that is the Great Crimson Hope.
* (17th) Will the Paso Robles area become Hollywood's better choice for shooting? We hope not.
* (17th) Judge Clark says 'goodbye' to his friends.
* (17th) Popular Christian music artists are on the August 24 venue.
* (17th) What better place to train your local SWAT team than on the Paso Robles High campus.
* (17th) 11 year-old Hunter Barnhart is getting ready for the Nationals with other northern California baseball players.
* (17th) Did they find the wolf hybrid that's on the loose in Paso?
* (17th) Kara Kester, local rodeo queen is inspired to inspire the aspiring.
* (17th) New art galleries have been added to Paso's artsy neighborhood.
* (10th) Natural gas fueling station has received approval.
* (10th) Massage therapy can be a "dirty" business according to Kristen Allen, local therapist.
* (3rd) This year's fair is finally over. Would you believe the concession sales were over $1 million? That's a lot of hot dogs!
* (3rd) Earthquake expert John Jasbinsek will speak at the City Library at 7 p.m. on August 8. Registration required.
* (3rd) The Paso area water depletion issue is highlighted in the Modesto Bee.
* (3rd) FYI: The Ravine Water Park has sold about $600,000 worth of season passes so far this year. No wonder it continues to expand.
* (3rd) Did you contractors think you were at the end of the line when it comes to new requirements for building permits? Paso adds another one.
* (27th) Remember getting that little turtle as a prize at the fair? Then you ended up "losing it" at home? Seems they're illegal now.
* (27th) Firefighting at Resthaven mobile home park is put at a perilous disadvantage when trucks have to drive miles to get water.
* (27th) Another not-so-smart SLO bank robber is apprehended. Please don't tell us he's from Paso Robles!
* (27th) Local retired teacher expresses his love of art by carving wood blocks for printing.
* (27th) UFO sighted from Lake Nacimiento.
* (27th) Only two days left to get out there and support your local Mid-State Fair.
* (27th) Yelling, screaming, opossums and snakes are just part of a day's calls for local law enforcement.
* (20th) Paso baseball youth are headed to the Pony World Series in Monterey.
* (20th) Congratulations are in order for officer Lance O'Brien, who saved a life recently.
* (20th) David Rogers is in Denmark, enjoying what he does best.
* (20th) All the screaming is finally paying off: Paso weeds will get cleaned up post haste.
* (13th) Local school teacher Karen Grandoli loses home in fire. Donations welcomed.
* (13th) Highway 46 seems to be an accident magnet that isn't reserved for vehicles only.
* (13th) Only one year to go before the traffic woes on the 13th Street bridge are mitigated.
* (13th) Have you ever seen a full-color version of the front page of the Paso Robles Press? Here's the June 21st edition. And if you're interested in the water or police chief articles, you can see page two here:
* (13th) More temporary paid parking will be available on 10th Street in the Hayward Lumber yard - 118 spaces available. Yahooooo!
* (13th) Fundraisers for the Bearcat football team and the Adelaida Historical Society are hoping to raise some dough.
* (13th) The world-famous Brown Butter Cookie Company in Cayucos will be opening their second store in the Paso Robles Acorn Building.
* (13th) Have you visited San Antonio Mission at Fort Hunter Liggett? It's out of the way, but worth the 26 miles drive west of Hwy 101. Use the 'Slideshow' button at the upper right of the page.
* (29th) How hot will it get today? It's a fried egg on the sidewalk day in Paso Robles.
* (29th) The local Junior Giants prove you're never too young to enjoy baseball. Almost 230 are signed up this year.
* (29th) Local Relay for Life raises $100,000.
* (29th) The city is ready to experiment in the ongoing effort to provide more area water. Nacimiento water will be funneled into the Salinas River during the summer months, in hopes that ground water levels will be raised for its Thunderbird well field.
* (22nd) Paso's new police chief Robert Burton meets the challenge with a lot of optimism.
* (22nd) 13 year-old Ryan Jennings is a cowboy with a cause.
* (22nd) The city two-year budget is balanced and approved.
* (22nd) Big yard sale in the city park today.
* (15th) The new apartment complex on Experimental Station Road has received full approval.
* (15th) Enjoy a meatball sandwich while watching air traffic action at the airport. LaGuardia's Deli and Catering provides a unique ambiance, for sure.
* (15th) Smart and Final is open on Spring Street.
* (15th) Here's the list of bands playing in the Park this summer. I think they all start at 5:30 p.m.
* (15th) Today is the last day to enjoy the National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby at the Event Center. Fast cows, fast horses.
* (15th) Even MENA - Middle East North Africa news - has Paso in their radar sights.
* (8th) The biggest news in Paso Robles is news. Yes, you read that correctly.
* (8th) Congratulations to Nick Bier-Stanberry, local police officer, for receiving the MADD California Hero Award.
* (8th) Remember the "No Confidence" vote in February for the Paso school district's superintendant? Apparently, people are still wondering exactly what that means.
* (8th) Another restaurant to choose from: La Cosecha opening in July will feature Spanish and South American imports on the menu.
* (1st) Happiest of birthdays to sister Ginnie today!
* (1st) Cable TV show, Great Healthy Meals, will feature local cuisine at Idler's Appliance.
* (1st) A "Tentative Settlement Agreement" has been ratified by the PR School District - making everyone happy, or not.
* (1st) Best way to catch a burglar? Sit on him until the police arrive.
* (1st) Visit Paso Robles for the "Ideal" summer vacation! Unless, of course, the thermometer decides to blow its top when you're there.
* (1st) The new Oak Park construction keeps banging away - one nail at a time.
* (1st) More than 400 excited teens graduate from Paso High. Congratulations and God's mercy to one and all.
* (25th) Kudos to Don Dahl and the Bearcat Faithful who refurbished the Paso "P" that used to grace the hill above KPRL. Great job, guys!
* (25th) High School swimmer Joseph Brown breaks the breaststroke record at Riverside.
* (25th) Building 1000 at Paso Robles High School is dedicated to dearly loved teacher, Wally Ohles.
* (25th) Festival of the Arts celebrates visual imagination this weekend downtown.
* (25th) Local athletes honored at awards ceremony.
* (25th) Another eastside development is in the "should we?" stage. Oh, I should mention, these are apartments - over 100 of them.
* (25th) Four new buses have been added to the public fleet.
* (18th) It's déjà vu all over again: There aren't enough funds in the city coffers for 4th of July fireworks.
* (18th) The 5th annual Warbirds, Wings and Wheels event was a resounding success!
* (18th) Controversy is brewing (don't you love the cliches I use?) over Paso's selection of a new police chief. See comments under the article.
* (11th) The Festival of the Arts weekend event starts May 24th. Time to culturize your family with a good dose of stilt-walkers, BBQ, 25 plein air artists, adult and kids classes, and more.
* (11th) A newly refurbished Paso 'P' is being installed TODAY on the hill above the KPRL radio station. Thanks to Don Dahl, Boyd Tackitt and everyone else who volunteered their time and muscle to make this a successful project.
* (11th) Big antique show this weekend at the Event Center. Huge, in fact with over 90 dealers.
* (11th) Santa Maria is angry after a rough-and-tumble game against the Bearcat baseball squad. Paso Robles won in the 9th after some down and dirty play and umpire trouble. Great story.
* (11th) Warning: Your kids and grandkids may be tracked if you're posting their photos taken with certain cell phones. Old news, but a good reminder.
* (11th) What do you know about Camp Atascadero? 5000 troops were stationed there before the town existed.
* (11th) Kudos to the high school magazine staff for publishing an award winning spread.
* (4th) The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan is being updated and public input is sought. This includes pinpointing terrorist targets as well as possible natural disasters. Here is the current plan, which doesn't mention terrorism as a threat:
* (4th) The open burning period is officially over for this year. Time to roll that burn barrel back to the barn.
* (4th) Rainmakers wanted to help solve the area's growing water shortage problem.
* (4th) Hey, there's another free Pickleball clinic for you newbies today at 10:00 at Centennial Park.
* (4th) "It might be sirius." Another UFO is spotted near Paso Robles.
* (27th) For those of you with special interest in Paso Robles schools - there is a new Facebook discussion page for you to give your opinions and share your concerns: Paso Schools - Concerned Citizens.
* (27th) Watering restrictions start up again on May 1 in Paso.
* (27th) State Senator Mark Leno continues the insanity in Sacramento.
* (27th) Phil Dirkx opines on north county water shortages.
* (20th) On this day in history, government troops slaughtered scores of men, women and children - in Colorado.
* (20th) Can't get enough tractor pull excitement in your life? Cal Poly's Tractor Pull Club will be showing off tonight at Poly Royal. Click on the Date tab.
* (20th) Do you need a culture fix? Get it here tonight in SLO.
* (20th) Cambria's annual Chili Cook-Off and Car Show is today.
* (20th) Feel like you need a little more exercise? Here are the best running trails in Paso Robles.
* (20th) Nominations are now being accepted for the Bearcat Athletic Hall of Fame award. Click here to see who's already in it:
* (13th) Did you know there are 'pot for sale' ads on telephone poles in Paso? The Drug Enforcement Team has its hands full. See comments under the article.
* (13th) Paso Robles makes commitment to go green with the governor, unlike SLO.
* (13th) The $50 million sewer plant construction project is underway.
* (13th) Paso's number one cat lover is honored at ceremony. Congratulations, Alex.
* (13th) Five Bearcats named to play in the FCA All-Star Football Classic.
* (13th) Local city volunteers are on display in the lobby of City Hall during the month of April for National Volunteer Week.
* (6th) According to this report, Paso Robles city will have a surplus of $400 to $500 this fiscal year to help fight crime.
* (6th) Burglary thwarted in Paso. Resisting arrest lands perp in hospital and jail thanks to man's best friend - a trained K-9.
* (6th) Paso Robles photography workshop is scheduled for the end of the month.
* (6th) Here's the test to see whether you're a local or one of those wine country tourists: how do you pronounce the city's name?
* (6th) Big Warbirds Museum event coming in May. Car show, planes, and local celebrities. Don't miss it.
* (30th) This Easter season proclaims the greatest truth you will ever hear - there is eternal, wonderful, sinless life after death. May God speak to hearts and give hope to the hopeless as we celebrate the resurrection tomorrow!
* (30th) New restaurant on Creston Road will hire 30.
* (30th) New Gallup Poll rates Paso in the top ten of cities that can boast of "well-being."
* (30th) Generosity is alive and well in Paso Robles: cookies galore for our local troops.
* (30th) A big howdy to the new PR Press editor, Brian Williams.
* (30th) Paso firefighter injured in blaze will be okay.
* (22nd) Golfing is still a Bearcat highlight. Congratulations to the team for whipping Mission Prep on Monday.
* (22nd) The search continues for Paso's top cop.
* (22nd) Yet, one more plug for the Historical Society's current photo exhibit.
* (17th) Happy Lord's Day - today's Bible reading.
* (16th) More hiring going on locally - Smart and Final featured a job fair yesterday.
* (16th) The Bearcat baseball Booster Club is hosting a fund raiser tomorrow.
(16th) Only one
B & B in
California placed in the top 25 bed and breakfasts in the U.S. Yes, it's
in Paso Robles.
* (16th) Time to get off the couch and visit a meteorite. The Santa Lucia Rockhound will be displaying a number of different items during April at the Library.
* (16th) More hubbub at the Paso Robles School Board meetings, where finding the "truth" is of paramount concern.
* (9th) Cupcakes galore await you at Paso's new bakery.
* (9th) Oak Park redevelopment is officially started.
* (9th) Local teachers to get pink slips according to the district's president, Katy Griffin. The State is still short of cash.
* (9th) Two WWII veterans from Paso Robles will be honored with a trip to Washington, D.C. to view a number of military memorials. Congratulations to Dale Zeulner and Art Hypo.
* (9th) More etceteras are issued regarding Paso's infamous street repair work.
* (9th) Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America, and you can add your name to a team right now. Their next meetup is in Centennial Park at 9 a.m. today. They have a cool looking website, too.
* (2nd) Don't the miss Women's History Day at the Pioneer Museum next Saturday, the 9th from 1-4.
* (2nd) Did you know you can learn T'ai Chi Ch'uan and ballet locally? Oh, throw in a little hip hop, too.
* (2nd) What is Paso's vision for a food co-op?
* (2nd) The five year financial forecast is looking good, according to local city fathers.
* (2nd) 128 cats rendered non-reproductive during Spay Day. A record number, but more slicing and dicing is needed.
* (2nd) New river trail officially open.
* (2nd) Wilson's Restaurant is now in the history books. Don Dahl and I had pancakes there the morning some of this video was made.
* (2nd) Fallen soldier mementos find a new home.
* (16th) We say goodbye to our old homestead Oak Park as demolition begins in earnest.
* (16th) "Calling all cars . . . calling all cars!" Here's another announcement if you're interested in helping the police department out.
* (16th) Speaking your mind has its rewards.
* (16th) Would you let someone duct tape you to a pole in public for a few pennies?
* (16th) Dale Gomer is in the news after landing a new contract to haul your trash.
* (16th) Be sure to visit the Carnegie Library's Historical Society for a unique presentation of vintage Central Coast photographs.
* (9th) The city library is offering free tax preparation help by appointment. Oh, it's only for low or moderate income earners.
* (9th) Good idea, but who will pay for the vandalism?
* (9th) It's all about saving $4 million for the new sewer plant.
* (2nd) Paso Robles now has a new moniker: the Foodie Playground.
* (2nd) If you're craving the old Daily Press, you might be interested in this local news outlet.
* (2nd) Terry Minshull is in the news! Another good reason to visit the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum!
* (2nd) They still can't count all of Paso's homeless correctly.
* (2nd) The next big event in Paso Robles involves Clark Gable. February 10th. Downtown.
* (26th) Big gala event tonight for the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce. Both elegance and opulence will be attending.
* (26th) Current developers are asking for more than the city is willing to give. Big powwow will decide who gets what.
* (26th) Local food bank is a success story, thanks to you!
* (26th) There's just no stopping the Bearcat wrestling team!
* (26th) "Does Carls Jr. in Paso Robles drug test?"
* (26th) Can you guess the next big driver for the economy in Paso?
* (26th) Local sheep provide milk for Negranti Dairy's ice cream business.
* (26th) New county jail facilities are on the dream list for Paso Robles.
* (19th) Local developer fees of $10,000 will continue to be waived through June. The city has lost about $1 million in the past two years, but the incentive has added to the work force and local sales tax coffers.
* (19th) "Paso Robles ranked as the pefect getaway." No, I didn't misspell 'perfect' here. KSBY did.
* (19th) Lions Club honors local athletes.
* (19th) World Champion San Francisco Giants will be hosting a 2012 World Series Trophy look-see at the City Park gazebo February 15th from 4:30 to 6:30. Go, Giants!
* (19th) Pajama party time at the City Library, Jan. 31st at 6:30. There's no prohibition against parents wearing pajamas, but you might want to get a second opinion.
* (19th) Paso's newest Mayor Pro-Tem is named. Congratulations to Ed Steinbeck.
* (19th) The district's schools are finally in the black.
* (19th) Downtown's Artisan Restaurant will offer outdoor seating on the sidewalk. Kiss your privacy goodbye. Any photographer can now legally take your picture and post it for the world to see. Oh, that's right! There are people who WANT you to do that!
* (12th) Is it cold enough yet ? ? ?
* (12th) Hone your HDR skills as a photographer on Jan 26th in downtown Paso Robles. For photographers only. For fancy software manipulation photographers who like to tweak their pictures only. These are the elite of the photog world. Probably not you.
* (12th) At last --- another bakery opens in the historical Park Street bakery location! Yahooooo!
* (12th) Mayor Duane Picano declares agenda for 2013. Unfortunately, we don't know where to find the interview.
* (12th) Do you want to see what Paso High is publishing? This ain't your 1960's anymore!
* (4th) Congratulations to the Bearcat cross country boys. They finished 5th in the CIF finals.
2012 ARCHIVES HERE