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Recipe of the Month: Cinnamon Rolls 1/2 cup warm water 2 packages dry yeast 2 tablespoons sugar 1 pkg. (3 1/2 oz.) vanilla pudding mix 1/2 cup margarine, melted 2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 6 cups flour In a bowl combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Set aside.

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In large bowl, take pudding mix and prepare according to package directions. Add margarine, eggs and salt. Mix well. Then add yeast mixture. Blend.

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Feature Town: Templeton


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Wines of California


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Place on lightly greased cookie sheet 2" apart. Take hand and lightly press down on each roll. Cover and let rise until double again. Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove when they start to turn golden. DON'T OVER BAKE.

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Spread soft butter over rolled-out dough. In bowl, mix sugar with cinnamon. sprinkle over top. Roll up very tightly. With knife, put a notch every 2". Cut with thread or knife.

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1 cup butter, soft 2 cups brown sugar 4 teaspoons cinnamon

Frost warm rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting (see below).

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Gradually add flour; knead until smooth. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled. Punch down dough and let rise again.

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Spring 2012

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Shandon is located at the bottom of the San Juan Valley, where San Juan Creek and Cholame Creek come together to form the Estrella River, which flows west to meet the Salinas River north of Paso Robles. Shandon is also at the junction of State Routes 41 and 46, at the southwestern portion of the stretch where the two highways merge together for approximately six miles. The even smaller town of Cholame is about six miles northeast of Shandon, where the two highways diverge again. The San Andreas Fault cuts perpendicular to the highways here, six miles from Shandon.

Mission Statement above the grade publications’ LLC is published on a monthly basis for the north county neighbors and businesses of the Central Coast. In the coming months, we will focus on reaching three distinctive demographical groups: college-affiliated people, locals & travelers. Starting Spring 2012 we will distribute to homes in Santa Margarita, Atascadero, Templeton, Paso Robles, San Miguel, Creston and Shandon. Publications are now distributed weekly to advertisers, bakeries, coffee shops, hotels, airports and medical offices of the Central Coast as well as published at our web page and Opinions included are not necessarily those of above the grade publications, LLC

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Grasslands and low hills surround the town, with the area immediately southwest of town being an agricultural region.


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EDITOR’S EDITION Spring has come to the coastland once again, bringing to us many familiar routines. Somewhere between the clear skies, warm fires, and cold mornings on the north county, I finally surrendered to a fever I had been trying to ignore. That sleepless night I wrestled with pillows and blankets until fatigue, fever and cold house convinced me to brush Bubba– my Great Pyrenees, bring him in with me, build a fire and lay down on my down sleeping bag and enjoy the crackling, warm fire! Ah...all was OK! Half sitting to keep my computer on my lap as I decided to update this Editor’s Edition. I heard a noise outside the sliding glass doors and my attention was drawn to two little fawns outside. Dark with a full moon they were simply drinking water from Bubbas bowl– thankful that I brought Bubba in to allow this treat for the deer the peaceful scene began to settle my distracted senses. The fire crackled against the coldness at the window. I recalled many other Spring times, other cold evenings. Many EASTERS COME AND GONE. Many colds and fevers nursed by the kindness of mom and family...unlike tonight. It was nice however– reminiscing all the memories to strengthen the spirit! If it weren't for the slowing reins of this stubborn illness, I might have missed it. The opportunity to treasure a little of the simple riches of this life. Pretty good health, a wonderful woman in my life, my son and daughter fulfilled and happy, and of coarse the certainty of Eternal Life! As we enter our coastal spring time, may you also be enriched and strengthened by your own priceless moments and powerful blessings! above the grade publications, LLC 6635 Navarette Avenue Atascadero, CA 93422




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Loading Chute Restaurant 6350 Webster Road Creston, CA 93432

North– San Miguel, South– San Luis Obispo, West– Pacific Ocean and

805-237-1259 Come Visit the Loading Chute in downtown Creston!

Where the drive is amazing, the scenery is beautiful and our food is just as perfect. We are open EVERY day!


Breakfast (Sunday only): 9:00 am - noon with lunch continuing until 4pm. (the second Sunday of the month is brunch buffet, served with bottomless champagne and mimosas) Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm Monday - Saturday Dinner: 4:00pm - 9:00pm 7 days a week The Loading Chute is full service casual dining restaurant. We feature many local wines from the Paso

Robles area that pair very well with the steaks that we serve during the evening. Our Beef selection is among the finest in the country, not to mention, experienced cooks who will not disappoint.

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Our breakfast includes items such as an assortment of omelet's, waffles, pancakes, and a killer eggs Benedict. The lunch menu consists of assorted burgers, sandwiches, salads, and a soup of the day.

----From the 101 Freeway in Atascadero going South, get off at Morro Road Highway 41, turning left to go East. Stay on Highway 41 East for 12 Miles to Creston where you will take a right on Webster rd which is also called highway 229. Go straight for 1 mile and we are at the end of town in Creston on the Right 53

From the menu for the Loading Chute Creston Restaurant right after it opened in December of 2000 after extensive renovations by Gary and Dana Parker: "Creston History 101" In the early 1870's, settlers were drawn to the Creston countryside by wild oats that "stood up to a horse's shoulders," hills and valleys dotted with majestic ancient oaks and fertile farm ground. The quaint community was founded in March 1884 by four pioneers who bought the 40,000 acre Rancho Huer Huero land grant. C.J. Cressy, Amos Ad ams, Thomas Ambrose, and J.V. Webster laid out the town of Creston, which, for a time, they called the Huer Huero after the ranch, in hopes that the tracks of the long-awaited railroad would someday parallel their investment. Named after Cressy, Creston was at one time home to three saloons, two restaurants, a couple of livery stables, two laundries, a pair of blacksmith shops, a hotel, a bakery, post office, church, school, and jail. The Creston jail ( locals called it a "calaboose" ) was used to lock up "people who get filled up on the corner with lightning water to such a degree that they make things howl," according to Edouard Cliff in an 1887 edition of the Creston News. When vacant, the Calaboose was found to e "convenient for evening prayer meetings and private card parties when stud poker is on the carpet" and also was used as a makeshift meat locker. The Creston Jail was burned down in 1960 by a pack of careless young renegades who used to hide behind the tiny building and smoke cigarettes. though the numbers of deputy-defying desperadoes who ever spent the night in the Creston Calaboose are not confirmed, stories passed down through the generations say bands of them rode a route known as the "Outlaw Trail," which wound its way through the brush country south of Creston. Cattle rustlers said to include Jesse James, jack Powers, the Dalton Boys and Joaquin Murrietta, drove their herds over the trail, and "found it a convenient way of coming and going on their prowls for victims to rob or even kill if the occasion made it needful." The outlaws moved on, and Crestonites haven't seen a need to rebuild the old jail house. However, locals do treasure the tradition-rich roots of such historical landmarks as the Creston Post office, which opened for business in 1885; the Community Church, which opened its doors in 1886; and the Elementary School, which has been ringing the same beloved bell since 1889.


Santa Margarita

Santa Margarita Created by the construction of the Salinas Dam in 1941, Santa Margarita Lake was originally designed to furnish water to Camp San Luis Obispo. Today, swimming in the lake is not permitted as it is the drinking water reservoir for the City of San Luis Obispo. Beyond the developed area of the park, Santa Margarita Lake Natural Area represents several thousand acres of designated open space. This section of the park is managed for its natural resource values, passive recreational use, and environmental education opportunities. The area is accessible to hikers, bicyclists and equestrians. Motor vehicles are not permitted in the Natural Area. Santa Margarita Lake Regional Park is a nature lover's retreat. With thousands of acres of unspoiled open space, the park is home to countless species of plants and wildlife making it the perfect location for nature study, horse back riding, boating, and fishing. 5

The Range 2317 El Camino Real Santa Margarita, CA


1402 Mission Street I absolutely love this restaurant. I know where it is , yet it is still difficult to spot , especially in the dark! Located in the tiny town of Santa Margarita (just a quick 10-minute drive from San Luis Obispo and Atascadero), you would never stumble upon it on your own. Another great thing about this the Range, there main marketing is word-of-mouth, and the place stays full to capacity this way speaking loudly for its consistency and quality of food. They don't take reservations or credit cards (or at least not up until the last time I went), but who cares! Just hit the ATM before you go (or they will take a check, with proper ID?), and tremendously worth the wait if there is one! The comfortable patio with a glass of wine, a good friend and great weather (which we usually have –all thru the year), makes the wait just another experience of The Range! This restaurant has the nicest people working there, almost s if they own the place and the best casual atmosphere for a more upscale quality cuisine. The food is always beyond incredible and I have yet to try something I didn't love, even during our CHRISTMAS party each year. I have to admit I tend to slightly overeat because you just have to try the appetizer, that salad (especially the MAN SALAD), plus your dinner (incredibly tender beef, mouth watering chicken) and then who can resist those desserts? The menu leans to "comfort-food" (my favorite) in taste but it fits with the atmosphere of Santa Margarita, and my general taste as well as the North County where people still want their red meat while dining higher-end as seen in there apps like escargot and crawfish. A prime example of fine dining was when, after the local ranch had castration day, they had very fresh "Rocky Mountain Oysters" fresh off the steer from just down the road, behind the Range. I don't eat them, however, I thought if you did, how much more fresh can you get? Whether from the Central Coast or wanting to truly experience the Central Coast atmosphere and local lifestyle, The Range never has disappointed me nor anyone I’ve referred. They are a refreshing perfect balance of local taste and atmosphere with any big city quality, all at the right price. You may want to call ahead (805-438-4500), just to see if there is a wait. If they know you are on your way, sometimes they will sort of keep a table in mind for you.


San Miguel, CA 93451

Mission Market & Deli is proud to bring your community a wide selection of quality groceries. We have carefully selected our products to fit almost all your daily needs. We are committed to providing superior products and service to our customers mad we thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Hungry for a custom made sandwich built your way? All sandwiches start with a 1/4 pound of meat and topped from selection of condiments of your choice. If you’re in a hurry try one of our premade sandwiches or call in advance to have your sandwich ready when you get here.

Try some our hot Deli fried foods, chicken, egg rolls, corn dogs, poppers, chimmicongas and more. All fried in the highest quality of oils and with the best possible products used makes for a great meal.


San Miguel Oak Country Veterinary Services welcomes you to our ad! We have two locations to choose from: Santa Margarita and Paso Robles, Ca.

1510 Mountain Springs Rd. San Miguel is home to the Mission San Miguel Arcángel, founded on 25 July 1797. Mission San Miguel Arcángel was founded on July 25, 1797 by the Franciscan order, on a site chosen specifically due to the large number of Salinan Indians that inhabited the area, whom the Spanish priests wanted to evangelize. It is located at 775 Mission Street, San Miguel, California, in San Luis Obispo County. The mission remains in use as a parish church to this day. After being closed to the public for six years due to the 2003 San Simeon Earthquake, the church re-opened on December 22, 2009. Inside the church are murals by Esteban Munras. Father Presidente Fermin Francisco de Lasuen founded the mission on July 25, 1797, making it the sixteenth California mission. Its location between Mission San Luis Obispo and Mission San Antonio de Padua provided a stop on the trip that had previously taken two days. In 1803, the mission reported an Indian population of 908, while its lands grazed 809 cattle, 3,223 sheep, 342 horses and 29 mules. That year's harvest included about 2,186 fanegas of wheat and corn (A fanega was about 220 pounds). Most of the mission burned, while still being developed, in 1806. It was rebuilt within a year. On July 15, 1836, the Mexican government secularized mission lands, including Mission San Miguel, and Ygnacio Coronel took charge. In 1846, Governor Pío Pico sold the Mission for $600 to Petronillo Rios and William Reed. Reed used the Mission as a family residence and a store. In 1848, Reed and his family were murdered, leaving the Mission vacant for a period of time. The Mission was a stopping place for miners coming from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and was consequently was used as a saloon, dance hall, storeroom and living quarters. In 1859, President James Buchanan returned the Mission to the Church. In 1878, after 38 years without a resident padre, Father Philip Farrelly became the "First Pastor" of Mission San Miguel Arcángel. Through all the years the priests kept the church in condition and it is called the best-preserved church in the mission chain today. In 1928, Mission San Miguel Arcángel and Mission San Antonio de Padua were returned to the Franciscan order. Since then, the Mission has been repaired and restored, and has one of the bestpreserved interiors (which gives one of the best examples of old mission life). For many years, the Mission served the town as an active parish church of the Diocese of Monterey. Unfortunately, harmonic vibrations from the nearby Union Pacific Railroad main line has weakened the unreinforced masonry structures over the years. The San Simeon Earthquake of December 22, 2003 caused severe damage to the sanctuary at Mission San Miguel. The Catholic Church considered closing the parish due to the extensive damage and the estimated $15 million cost of repair. Work has since been completed and the Mission is to reopen on October 2, 2009. Bells were vitally important to daily life at any mission. The bells were rung at mealtimes, to call the Mission residents to work and to religious services, during births and funerals, to signal the approach of a ship or returning missionary, and at other times; novices were instructed in the intricate rituals associated with the ringing the mission bells.


Paso Robles, CA 93446 22380 El Camino Real Santa Margarita, CA Dr. James E. Aarons has practiced in rural SLO County for over 20 years and understands the unique needs of pet owners in our area. We have streamlined our services to meet the needs of rural residents in northern San Luis Obispo County, CA. A large majority of our patients live anywhere from Lockwood, California Valley, Pozo, Heritage Ranch, near Lake Naciemento, Parkfield, Creston,, Shandon, Atascadero, Templeton and Santa Margarita Lake area. Oak Country Veterinary Services offers two locations to choose from: one in Paso Robles and the other in Santa Margarita, and is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care. Our goal is to practice quality medicine with an emphasis on client education. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventative care for young, healthy pets; detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the concerns of each individual pet owner.


El Camino Veterinary Hospital

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1380 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422

Professional Grooming and Boarding, Ultrasound, Surgery, Senior Citizen Discounts, Reproduction, Pet Products, Oncology, Exotics, Endoscopy, Dentistry, Critical Care, Birds


“The Doctors and Staff of El Camino Veterinary Hospital are all kind, caring and highly trained individuals. All my pets have been patients there for over 7 years. We have been treated for many ailments. All successfully and with the utmost respect to our animals welfare as well as their human families needs. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else for my pets medical care.


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Find out why Sylvester's Burgers is famous for its "Big, Hot 'n Juicy" burgers. Sylvester's Burgers has been a Central Coast favorite for over 20 years now with two locations - our new one in Atascadero and the original in Los Osos, California.


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At Sylvester's, you will be served the best quality, guaranteed. We use 100% unfrozen USDA grade beef for our award-winning burgers that are topped with Sylvester's Sauce, an undeniably delicious blend of sauces and seasonings. We use the freshest produce not only for our burgers, but also for our healthier options, including the Cajun Chicken Salad or for our vegetarian customers, the Garden Burger.

D.V.M.: University of Peruga, Italy Internship: Medicine and Surgery, Coast Pet Clinic of Hermosa Beach Continuing Education: Surgery, Exotic Animal Medicine, Orthopedics Certified: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture



Dena DeMasters, D.V.M.

Live music on our patios!


D.V.M.: Iowa State University 80 South Main St

Continuing Education: Surgery and Internal Medicine

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Yes, everyone loves their pet. Many of us love to show our love by sharing human foods with our furry friends. And of course there are times our favorite furry friends indulge in consuming of our food themselves. In either case some of these foods are toxic to them. We will discuss toxic foods along with symptoms and signs of toxicity. We will cover foods mostly that we tend to share with pets. We shall assume that no one will intentionally give their pet alcohol, coffee, or moldy spoiled food. Not only are certain foods toxic but many plants and medications are toxic also. The ASPCA has a poison control center staffed by vets 24 hours a day to answer any questions and their recommended treatments for any suspected poisonings. The ASPCA can also be reached at (888) 426-4435 (a $60 consultation fee will be charged). Their website

ONIONS AND GARLIC Many of us think of garlic as a healthy food that fights infection and builds immunity, but to our pets garlic and onions (also leeks and chives) are definitely too much of a good thing. These items, in the alium family, contain a complex mixture of sulfur compounds (this is why they are distinctive odors). These compounds are able to bind with the hemoglobin in the red blood cells of cats and to a lesser degree in dogs which causes the red blood cells to burst and die thus creating anemia! Toxicity usually occurs with one large dose or several smaller doses. A common cause of feline poisoning is commercial baby foods containing onion or garlic powder. Consumption of greater than .5% of their body weight at one time can show signs of toxicity. It seems Japanese dogs are more susceptible (Pugs, Akitas, Lhasa Apsa, Shih Tzu, Chow). Symptoms of toxicity will show several days after consumption and include lethargy, rapid breathing, exercise intolerance and possibly diarrhea!

CHOCALATE Most pet owners are aware of chocolates toxicity to their animals, Not all chocolate is bad. Dark Chocolate and Baking Chocolate contain more of the toxic compounds theobromine and caffeine than does milk chocolate. Approximately 1 oz of milk chocolate per pound of body weight is toxic, whereas 0.1 oz. of unsweetened chocolate is toxic. White chocolate is not toxic. Signs of toxicity occur 6-12 hours after consumption and include (sort of same as us having way to much coffee) restlessness, and increased urination that can progress into vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures. If the pet is caught in the act or within 1 hour of ingesting you may induce vomiting by giving hydrogen peroxide by mouth (1 teaspoon) / 20 pounds of body weight repeated every 15 minutes for 3 doses if necessary

Other foods such as MACADEMIA NUTS, BREAD DOUGH, GRAPES, RAISONS and XYLITOL contained foods as this is a form of sweetener will be discussed in the September issue!



Atascadero...The brainchild of mega-entrepreneur E.G. Lewis, Atascadero CA is the result of nearly a century of organic community evolution. It is an amalgamation of rolling hills studded with majestic oaks and other mesmerizing flora; historic buildings; quaint lake park and zoo; dynamic enclaves of artists, musicians and writers; all surrounded by the most colorful visitor vistas and finest wineries in the state. Atascadero is the hub, the very center of California's Central Coast.

Major Events Farmers Market - Downtown - Every Wednesday - Year 'Round Sweetheart Stroll - Downtown - Saturday before Valentines' Day - February Wildflower Bike Ride - April Central Coast Cinca de Mayo - Saturday before May 5

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Atascadero Wine & Golf Festival - Atascadero Lakeside Park - Saturday - June Tuesday Concerts in the Park - Atascadero Lakeside Park - June to August Saturday Concerts in the Park - Atascadero Lakeside park - June to August Great American Holiday - Saturday after July 4 Ice Cream Zoofari at the Zoo - July Hot El Camino Cruise Night - Huge car Cruise on Friday evening - August Mid-State Cruizers Car Show - Atascadero Lakeside Park - Saturday - August Sunken Gardens Flea Market - September Colony Days Parade & Celebration - Downtown - Third Saturday in October Halloween ZooBoo at the Zoo - October Downtown Winter Wonderland - Downtown - Second Friday in December More than just a stop-over point for other destinations, Atascadero offers a variety of local and regional festivals and events, glorious country roads for biking, the DeAnza Trail and other hiking venues, and an excellent golf course. Historic buildings and "Colony Homes" are scattered across the city. View the Italian Renaissance architecture of the classic Administration Building or the original Printery where E.G. Lewis created one of the finest printing companies in the nation. Learn about Tent City, where hundreds of colonists lived for up to two years while their homes were under construction. Visit the Colony House Museum and dig deeply into the colorful past of the Colony of Atascadero - a place the founder intended to provide the amenities of urban life and comfort of the countryside. In the historic downtown Colony District friendly merchants and tucked-away little cafes provide a unique experience for an afternoon or a weekend.

Located just off the Lobby is the Pony Club, Hotel Cheval’s wine bar. The Pony Club continues the hotel’s equestrian theme with a traditional French zinc-topped, horseshoeshaped bar. Serving premium Central California Wines and light refreshments, the Pony Club is the perfect spot to sample some of Paso Robles finest wines.

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Atascadero Lake borders the Lake Park Pavilion; perfect for weddings, reunions and other special occasions. The lake is home to many migrating water fowl and is a great site for bird-watching. The Charles Paddock Zoo, adjacent to the lake, is the only facility of its kind between Santa Barbara and San Jose; a cool and relaxing way to spend an afternoon with the kids. While you are visiting the lake park be sure to see the brand new Veteran's Memorial complex. This stirring monument consists of a Pathway to Freedom crowned with a unique bronze statue and granite walls telling the story of local veterans. Flags wave proudly over this reminder that freedom is never free.

Located almost halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Hotel Cheval is located just off the charming and historic Paso Robles town square. Hotel Cheval offers a welcoming haven for travelers visiting California’s Central Coast. We believe hospitality comes from the heart and our goal is to utterly surprise and delight our guests.

The Atascadero Veteran's Memorial was conceived, designed and constructed using more than $200,000 in donations. It is one of the finest memorials of its kind in the state. Atascadero proves you don't have to be big to be good. Lodging in Atascadero ranges from the modest to the opulent. In addition to several hotels you will find a variety of B&Bs, boutique event centers and mini -venues dotting the countryside. You are invited to sample one of a kind atmosphere and entertainment in our one at a time community. Looking for that undiscovered wine? The Atascadero neighborhood is home to many small, but excellent wineries. These are the wineries where you can still talk to the winemaker and make the kind of discoveries you want share with a friend. Atascadero is located exactly halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on Highway 101. Highway 41 links you to the coast and the delights of the Pacific, just minutes away. After a long day of exploration be sure you relax in one of Atascadero's delightful spas or salons. A massage, a glass of wine and wow! You've discovered one of the Central Coast's best-kept secrets.

With only 16 rooms, Hotel Cheval is designed for guests to enjoy themselves; by one of our intimate outdoor stone wood-burning fireplaces, with a quiet respite in the Library, or with friends in the Pony Club, our Parisian about_chester.php inspired zinc topped horseshoe-shaped Wine Bar. Meet Hotel Cheval’s Belgian draft

horse. Visitors to Paso Robles quickly discover that it is a very special place. Famous for its world-class wines, Paso Robles boasts a charming downtown scene with boutiques, art galleries, tasting rooms, excellent restaurants and a welcoming ambience. Paso Robles features a long list of attractions such as wine tasting at more than 200 local wineries, olive oil tasting, farmer’s markets, lavender farms, multiple golf courses, and perhaps the most renowned: Hearst Castle, which attracts almost one million visitors a year and is located just 45 minutes from Hotel Cheval. As the finest boutique luxury hotel in Paso Robles, Hotel Cheval is delighted to offer guests the best accommodations and service on California’s Central Coast

Atascadero, California is in an area settled by American Indians, Spanish and Mexicans for many years before other American Europeans began to arrive. The Mexican government began to distribute land in the valley to private citizens in 1833, and Pedro Estrada received 40,000 acres that includes the land the city now occupies. In 1913, Edward Garner Lewis founded the "utopian" Atascadero Colony, marking the start of the settlement of what has become the city of Atascadero. You can learn more about this fascinating history at the Atascadero Historical Society. City of Atascadero More about Atascadero, California Population (2003): 25,742 805-461-5000 65+ (2000): 11.5% Atascadero Chamber of Commerce Founded: 1913 Incorporated: July 1979 805-466-2044 Atascadero Main Street 805-462-0177 Atascadero Tourism Atascadero Historical Society Atascadero Colony Days Atascadero Wine Festival Chalk Mountain Golf Course Charles Paddock Zoo Videos of the Community Above the grade publications



8365 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422 Phone: 805-466-8228 Call or email us to schedule your next appointment. Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00 PM Saturday 9:00AM - 3:00 PM

Welcome to Schooners Wharf Located in picturesque Cayucos, California, Schooners has been offering guests an unforgettable dining experience since it opened in 1993. Embracing a nautical theme reminiscent of the early history of the Central Coast sailors and fishermen, Schooners boasts the best ocean views of any restaurant in the area. Gaze into the deep blue while enjoying one of our signature cocktails, or perhaps some of our famous calamari strips. Open daily from 11am to 9pm (bar open late), Schooners menu features fresh seafood and steaks, prepared thoughtfully by Chef Beto Gonzalez. Take time to stop in, take a look and say hello; chances are you'll find yourself wanting to indulge in our house specialty Bloody Mary, our fresh seafood, and some lively conversation with our local patrons. Hope to see you soon!

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Hoppe’s Garden Bistro and Wine Shop is the most highly acclaimed restaurant and Wine Shop on the Central Coast. Recognized for Chef Wilhelm Hoppe’s seasonally inspired menu, hand selected wine list, a beautiful garden and historical setting-it’s a “must see” destination for locals and travelers on the Central Coast.

Hoppe’s Garden Bistro and Wine Shop features organic meat and produce from both local farmers and farmers markets. Located on the waterfront, just a short walk from the beach in beautiful Cayucos, Hoppe’s also uses local Lobster and shellfish, including farmed Abalone direct from the nationally renowned Abalone Farm.

West Coast Auto & Towing has been providing quality car care in Atascadero, Ca since 2007. We are a family owned business delivering honest and professional automotive repair and auto maintenance services to the people of Atascadero, Santa Margarita, Pozo, Creston, Templeton, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Cayucos, Cambria, and surrounding areas. The quality ASE (automotive service excellence) certified technicians at West Coast Auto & Towing employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles. West Coast Auto & Towing is a certified Napa Auto Care Center, we are able to provide the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a family owned business. We understand that your vehicle is a major investment, and that is why we care for each customer’s vehicle as if it were our own. Please be sure to go to our Shop Specials section for our current promotions and specials. Come by and visit our clean and professional shop in Atascadero, California.

With this wide range of menu items to tantalize the palette-from wild game and venison to prime meats and vegetarian and vegan items-Hoppe’s is proud to have received a score of 26 out of 30 in the Zagat Survey. Come taste the difference! Start with a nice glass of wine Enjoy a beautiful salad

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Nerium™ International, LLC of Addison, TX and Nerium SkinCare™, Inc., a subsidiary of Nerium Biotechnology, Inc. ®, of San Antonio, TX are pleased to announce their exclusive licensing partnership. This partnership was designed with the purpose of building a global brand through the development and distribution of breakthrough products in the anti-aging skincare market. Founded in 2006, Nerium Biotechnology, Inc. was created to fund research focused on new technology and applications of the Nerium oleander plant, with ongoing research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Texas at San Antonio, ST&T Research, and Louisiana State University. Use of the Nerium oleander plant has been identified in ancient texts and folklore for more than 1,500 years, but it wasn‟t until the last century that the scientific community took interest in researching its properties. While researching the uses of the Nerium oleander plant, Nerium Biotechnology, Inc. made an accidental discovery: Nerium oleander possesses unique qualities that produce remarkable age-defying results when applied to the skin. This discovery, with product development through Nerium SkinCare, Inc., led to the creation of the NeriumADTM skincare line. “When we realized the potential of our skincare applications, we started looking for the most effective distribution channel available,” says Dennis Knocke, Chairman and CEO of Nerium Biotechnology, Inc., “We are committed to developing life-changing products. Our team‟s dedicated research determined that relationship marketing was the premier method to reach consumers, and all roads in determining how best to accomplish this led us directly to Jeff Olson.”

in the center of beautiful Cayucos, which has recently been named as "the last great California beach town." It is in a brand new building completed in June 2009. The Suite is located just one short block from the Cayucos pier. The ocean is just across the street and is visible from anywhere in the living room, kitchen, dining room, or covered deck, but if that doesn't bring enough peace and happiness to you then walk a few short steps and enjoy a full panoramic view of the ocean and the mountains from the private hot tub on the roof deck. Most of the time you will see dolphins, humpback whales and various other wildlife from this deck. The suite can accommodate two to eight people with a king bed in the master bedroom, a queen bed in the second room, a full sofa sleeper in the living room and a queen sofa sleeper on a protected deck. There are also two futons and plenty of blankets for extra guests. The bedrooms are completely furnished with fine linens, coverlets and pillows. Both rooms have large closets and plenty of storage. The bathroom has a tub and shower combination and large, soft towels. There is also an outdoor heated shower at the entry which is very convenient after using the ocean and yet another heated shower on the roof deck for convenience when using the hot tub. Come visit and fall to sleep by the sound of breaking waves!

Jeff Olson, Founder and CEO of Nerium International, is a leader and powerhouse in the direct sales industry. Olson says of Nerium SkinCare, Inc., “They‟re not just a supplier. They‟re our partner. Our purpose is to build a global brand of breakthrough products in the anti-aging skincare market.” “We are well-positioned with the new, exclusive partnership between Nerium SkinCare, Inc. and Jeff Olson to build a major global brand,” says Knocke. Nerium International markets breakthrough products validated by real science. “As a former Director of the Templeton Growth Fund, I have researched companies and investments at the highest levels,” says Nerium Biotechnology, Inc. Board Member Peter Nettelfield. “What I see with the Nerium partnership is truly unique and has the potential to not only change lives, but change the skincare market.” In 2009, Nerium SkinCare, Inc. was developed as a division of Nerium Biotechnology, Inc. to provide for research, new product development, formulation, testing, and manufacturing of all skincare applications, including the patent-pending Nerium oleander extract, NAE-8™. In 2011, Nerium International partnered with Nerium SkinCare, Inc. to build a global, first-of-its-kind skincare line based on a strong, scientific foundation. Says Knocke, “When the medical director of a multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical company learned of our research of Nerium oleander, he said, ,The dermal applications of Nerium oleander alone have the potential to be worth our entire product pipeline.” Third-party clinical trials show that Nerium International‟s first product to market, NeriumAD Age-



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Monday thru Friday 8:30 - 6 Saturday 9-5 Welcome to Atascadero Hay & Feed . . . your livestock and poultry headquarters. We carry a comprehensive line of high quality feed and hay for all of your farm and ranch livestock needs. We also have a full line of quality food and supplies for the dogs, cats, and the feathered friends in your life. We are currently “under construction” to be able to supply a wider variety of products including the full line of Carhardt! Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We can answer any questions you may have about the products we carry, or questions about what feed or supplies are best suited for your pets or livestock. If we don't have the product you need, let us know and we will special order it for you. Do you need local delivery? Give us a call and we can set up arrangements to deliver to your home. Do you have questions about starting a small backyard flock, horse nutrition needs, or the best feed to finish your 4-H and FFA show animals for the fair? Stop by, call or e-mail us and we’ll do our best to help you out. 6155 Via Avenue Atascadero, CA 93422 805-461-6411

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We are easy to find! We are located in the old PCA building. Take the Traffic Way exit off of Highway 101 and head East. We are 1/4 mile past the Fire Station and Colony Park. We



Cayucos is one of California's last

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original beach towns. Situated just twenty minutes north of San Luis Obispo on Scenic Highway One, Cayucos offers a relaxed atmosphere with wonderful unspoiled beaches, a popular beachside boardwalk and a pier for fishing and enjoying the sunsets. San Luis Obispo county is located on the California Central Coast and is way between Los Angeles and San Francisco - about 250 miles either way - about 4 - 5 hours driving time Feature Beach Town CAYUCOS on State Highway 101 - depending on traffic. The town of Cayucos was born from the Spanish Land Grant days and was part of the Morro Bay Cayucos Rancho. Surveyed in 1875, the original town was developed by Captain James Cass who built the original wharf, store, and warehouse that provided for commerce throughout the coastal communities. Cayucos enjoyed a colorful youth with gamblers and rum runners frequenting the Cayucos Tavern - a local favorite to this day. The Chumash Indians were the original inhabitants of most of the region now claimed by San Luis Obispo. The Chumash of this region call themselves the Stishni, and spoke a Chumashan language quite distinct from all the other Chumashan speakers who lived to the south and east. The most famous invention of the Chumash was the plank canoe, called a tomol or Cayuco. Cayucos enjoys mild climate year round. Temperatures range from 45 degrees F to 75 degrees F thru the winter with many clear beautiful beach days approaching 80 degrees F. Summer temperatures range from 55 degrees F to 80 degrees F in the summer with occasional foggy mornings in August and September. Rain averages 10 to sometimes 20 inches per year from September thru March.

Atascadero Hay and Feed is a local family owned operation. I’m Kevin Buffett, the owner, and I grew up in this county. I understand our unique local farm, ranch and livestock needs. The products we sell are the same ones I use in my own ranch operation – high quality products at a fair price. Those products are accompanied by the expertise of myself and my staff. We will strive to provide solutions to your problems, answers to your questions, with an abundance of local-grown home-town hospitality.



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Cayucos Unleashed Dog & Cat Grooming Salon & Day Spa 12 n ocean ave. suite 121 PEARVIEW SUITES


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We carry 3 different basic types of hay: Grass, Legume and Grain. Grass hays like our Timothy have a high fiber content and are low in protein and calcium. It is one of the most common hays fed to horses. Grass hays should be the main component in rabbit, chinchilla and guinea pig diets. The seed heads contain protein and the stems are an important source of roughage. Orchard grass and Bermuda grass are quite similar to Timothy, only they have slightly lower protein and fiber content. Orchard grass hay has a slightly sweeter smell and a finer texture than Timothy. If your animal doesn’t care for Timothy hay, you might try Orchard Grass or Bermuda Grass as an alternative. Legume hays, like Alfalfa, have a higher protein content than grass hays, and should be feed to active, working, lactating, young or convalescing animals that have higher nutritional needs. It can also be used as a treat for adult animals. Most animals adore the taste of alfalfa hay, however it is too rich to use as the only daily hay for most adult animals. It should be fed in moderation, or fed as a blend with grass or grain hays. Alfalfa hay should never be fed to animals with urinary tract problems. Look for alfalfa with a bright color and fine leafy stems. The grain hay varieties we regularly carry are Oat Hay and Forage Hay. Oat hay is cut before the grain is fully mature and makes for an excellent horse and cattle feed. When choosing grain hay you want to look for hay that still has some color, but isn’t so far along (mature) that the seed heads begin to shell out. Here at Atascadero Hay and Feed we are very particular about the hay we sell. We work closely with our growers to ensure we are providing the best possible quality hay for your livestock feeding needs. Our staff is available to answer any questions you might have about the different varieties of hay we carry, and what hay would be best feed choice for your rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, sheep, goats, horses, cattle, llamas, alpacas and other exotic animals.

You should choose hay that is as dust free as possible, has few weeds and thorns, is mold free and slightly green in color. It should have an appealing fresh sweet smell.


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Legal Tips: The Importance of a DBA "Doing Business As" or DBA for short is a legal term often referred to as fictitious name, assumed name or trade name. It is a declaration of individuals and business entities that allow them to do business legally while using a fictitious name in a very easy and inexpensive manner.

Now located at The Historic Carlton Hotel 6005 El Camino Real, Downtown Atascadero (805) 460-6455 Building customer satisfaction one meal at a time. Colby Jack Cafe and Bakery is Atascadero's premier dining destination. Two hospitality enthusiasts, Jack and Natalie Dorris, have created a warm and inviting restaurant with European inspired pastries, hand - made breads, locally roasted Joebella Coffee, and a classic yet contemporary food menu. Colby Jack Cafe's menu features high quality ingredients from locally sourced produce to Certified Angus Beef , Imported Italian Hams to a selection of specialty cheese. The lunch menu includes sandwiches served on Jack's freshly baked croissants, ciabatta or French roll, including items such as a Bleu Burger, a Grilled Portobello Sandwich, a Club, a Vegetarian Mediterranean Feta, to a Roast Beef with Smoked Cheddar. The beautiful entree salads include a Nicoise with seared Ahi, a Cobb on fresh spinach, to a Caesar with house made dressing and croissant croutons. Building customer satisfaction one meal at a time. Colby Jack Cafe and Bakery is Atascadero's premier dining destination. Two hospitality enthusiasts, Jack and Natalie Dorris, have created a warm and inviting restaurant with European inspired pastries, hand- made breads, locally roasted Joebella Coffee, and a classic yet contemporary food menu.

Filing a DBA also allows business owners to legally accept payments, open bank accounts, and advertise under their chosen fictitious names. Having an assumed name can also avoid fraud since doing business using a name other than your legal name without proper documents is against the law. So why would a business entity want to file a fictitious name? There are several reasons for this. First, when you are a sole proprietor, you have the option to use a business name instead of your own name. You also do not have to create a formal entity such as a corporation, partnership or even LLC. Legal entities on the other hand can do multiple businesses without having several business entities. DBA statements are usually used in franchising businesses. Here, the franchisee conduct business using the franchise' brand name but at the same time, it also has its own legal name. Filing a DBA online is not as complicated as it seems. In most cases, all you need to do is to sit in front of your computer, answer the questionnaire and wait for it to be reviewed and processed. However, in some states especially in California and other areas, business owners are required to publish a notice of their intent to operate in a fictitious name in newspapers at a certain time period. Business owners are also compelled to record the name in the Recorder of deeds. This aims to protect people from fraud and other legal problems that might arise in the future. Filing a DBA and the proper use of assumed names can be a powerful marketing and branding tool for businesses. It is important that business owners understand its purpose in order to maximize its uses.

Colby Jack Cafe's menu features high quality ingredients from locally sourced produce to Certified Angus Beef , Imported Italian Hams to a selection of specialty cheese. The lunch menu includes sandwiches served on Jack's freshly baked croissants, ciabatta or French roll, including items such as a Bleu Burger, a Grilled Portobello Sandwich, a Club, a Vegetarian Mediterranean Feta, to a Roast Beef with Smoked Cheddar. The beautiful entree salads include a Nicoise with seared Ahi, a Cobb on fresh spinach, to a Caesar with house made dressing and croissant croutons. Now open in the historic Carlton Hotel in downtown Atascadero, Colby Jack's serves a special Brunch Buffet every Sunday from 9AM - 2PM. This wonderful brunch buffet features our famous Breakfast Quiche, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Baked Praline French Toast, Pastries, Sandwiches, Salads and more. Breakfast includes Coffee, Juice and Milk. Now open in the historic Carlton Hotel in downtown Atascadero, Colby Jack's serves a special Brunch Buffet every Sunday from 9AM - 2PM. This wonderful brunch buffet features our famous Breakfast Quiche, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Baked Praline French Toast, Pastries, Sandwiches, Salads and more. Breakfast includes Coffee, Juice and Milk.



Just released very exclusive wines for the Holidays! LUXE CUVEE-The Luxe Cuvee comprising plush, voluptuous Grenache, Syrak & Mourvedre grapes. A stunning handcrafted wine you will not want to miss! Twelve Anniversary Cuvee-Brock meticulously crafted another AMAZING Anniversary Cuvee. The master blender has chosen 12 of his finest French oak barrels in the winery, and took precise amounts from each one to create a harmonious cuvee comprising a

We are a tiny winery creating rich, voluptuous wines. We take great pride in the fact that our wines are truly hand made by us personally with excessive emphasis on quality of the finished product. We have a simple philosophy; great wines are created in the vineyard. To this end, we have spent countless hours in our estate zinfandel vineyard priming it to bear only the lowest yields of highly concentrated fruit. The same approach is made in the amazing vineyards we painstakingly select to craft our Cabernets and Syrah with. With the focus on the vines, there is little else for the wine to do except take a blissful sleep in French oak. This simple formula has allowed us to encapsulate the pure essence of the vineyard and bring forth wines that leave an unforgettable impression. Our passion and obsessive attention to detail can be discovered in every bottle we create. In order to achieve our aspiration to produce nothing but extraordinary wines, our production is very low. If you would like to be among the select few that receive our new releasesjoin our Wine Club; Chateau Brochelle so that you may receive our highly allocated wines before they are just a memory. 805.237.4410 ext. 3 or


We have two banquet rooms and the main dining room to choose from as well as the lounge. diVine is 840 square feet Ambrosia is 1400 square feet Main dining room is 2160 square feet Breakfast



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Fall Heirloom tomatoe caprese salad with balsamic reduction and olive oiul on a bed of Spring


Bone in French Ribeye

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TEMPLETON: Feature above the grade town History Templeton was founded in 1886 when C.H. Phillips of the West Coast Land Company sent R.R. Harris to survey 160 acres south of Paso Robles. This acreage was to be laid out in business and residential lots and 5-12 acre parcels for a town named "Crocker" after the famous San Francisco financier. When it was discovered that there was already a town by that name, this settlement became "Templeton", named after Crocker's son. This is the only town along the El Camino Real named for a person rather than a saint. Templeton was fathered by the railroad, built on the main highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and, in its heyday, had a reputation for its saloon brawls and wild 'n' rough street scenes. The town was the end of the line for passengers coming from the north. Tourists disembarked here and took a stagecoach south to San Luis Obispo. In 1891 the railroad continued south and the town was reduced to a flag stop and is now a bypass. In 1897 there was a great fire which burned most of the business district. The town was rebuilt, but not to its former glory. In 1965, Josephine Gilfillan wrote for the Paso Robles Press a series of pieces on Templeton. Newcomers kept asking, "Why was Templeton was built so close to Paso Robles and Atascadero," she said. "I wanted to tell them that Templeton came first." Today Templeton is a small quiet town with a strong community spirit and a vision to preserve its colorful past. General Profile Templeton is a pleasant rural community located midway between Atascadero and Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County. It was founded in 1886 when the Southern Pacific Railroad came through the area. Templeton has retained much of its historical character - many of the old buildings have been restored and are still in use today. New buildings are being built, but always with an eye to the past. Area Growth Templeton is one of three unincorporated areas in San Luis Obispo County that has land available for development. The population of the community of Templeton was 1,173 in 1990 and 3,139 in 1995. Unofficial 2000 estimate is approximately 5100. Climate At an elevation of 721 feet above sea level, the climate is mild and smog free. Prevailing winds are from the southwest and average four miles per hour. Humidity is 31-40%, and average rainfall is about 15 inches. The average temperature in January is 60 Degrees during the day and 41 Degrees at night. In July, the daytime high averages 95 Degrees with nights dropping to 55 Degrees, thanks to the ocean breeze.

Eberle’s Gold Metal Winners waiting for you! Left to right: 2009 Muscat Canelli 2008 Copes-du Robles 2009 Mill Road Viognier 2007 Cotes-du-Robles

History In 1973, Gary Eberle began his career in the wine industry by heading his family’s Estrella River Winery (currently Meridian Vineyards in Paso Robles) and produced 500,000 cases a year at its facility. Eberle’s pioneering spirit didn’t stop there. In 1980, he co-founded the Paso Robles Appellation and in 1983, Gary opened the doors to his own Eberle Winery with the premiere of Eberle’s 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, Eberle handcrafts 25,000 cases of wine each year from surrounding Estate vineyards. And, after more than 25 years since the release of the Eberle label, the winery consistently remains one of the highest award-winning wineries in the United States. The Boar The German name "Eberle" translates to "small boar." At Eberle Winery, a bronze boar greets every guest who visits the Tasting Room. The statue is the 93rd replica of the original bronze Porcellino cast by Tacca in 1620. And today, the original can be found in the straw market in Florence, Italy. It is considered good luck to rub the boar's nose and toss a coin in the water below. All money collected at the Eberle boar fountain is donated to local children's charities. The Tasting Room & Caves The redwood building that houses the Winery and Tasting Room was built to be a natural extension of the vineyard and surrounding countryside. But in 1994, Eberle was seeking additional space for the red wine program and decided to go underground. Today, 16,000 square feet of underground caves located below the winery create the perfect place to age every bottle of wine we make. In addition, the 100-seat Wild Boar Room serves as a romantic and beautiful backdrop for our monthly Guest Chef Dinner Series and Private Events

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Griff’s is on the east side of Main Street… about two blocks north of Templeton Feed and McPhee’s

Phone Your Order 434-1760

Griff’s opened quietly on July 14th, 2008. We offer hand-crafted pizzas, pastas, salads along with an international selection of wine and beer.

Hours Mon-Fri - 11:30a to 8:00p Sat-Sun - 5:00p to 8:00p Pickup available until 8:30p

Address 105 S. Main Street Templeton, CA 93465 (two blocks north of McPhee's & Templeton

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ELIMINATING BRAKE NOISE SO you seem to have noisy brakes! Noisy brakes are always caused by a vibration between the pads and rotors, the pads and calipers or the calipers and their mounts. In drum brakes the vibrations are between the shoes and drum or backing plates. The noise is so annoying and almost as bad as scraping finger nails on the blackboard! Noise is normal in lots of today's cars however to many it is terrible and they want quiet brakes. Brake noise is “worrisome” to many as they fear their vehicle is not safe and may not stop effectively. Noise may indicate trouble but the best thing to do is take your car to a certified brake mechanic. If there is not a defective part than you may try: Dampen the pads Lubricate the calipers Replace the caliper hardware (slides, pins or bushings) Replace the pads Resurface the rotors Clean the brakes (drums)


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The Contractor: House Painting Yourself Homeowners painting their own house often suffer from confidence problems in their ability. Some are all riled up to paint their house and start painting before they have fully planned everything out. Other people are worried that they cannot do advanced painting correctly and end up not using more creative situations. The family can paint the house without help from a north county painting contractor. All you need to do is study some painting ideas and techniques. After planning all the painting out, you need to make sure you have all the necessary tools. A north county paint contractor will use roll brushes, hand brushes, paint and paper to keep the paint from spilling. Paint should fulfill its two roles::beauty and protection.

Concerts & Special Events Year Round Events Castoro’s art gallery provides the perfect indoor venue for a variety of events, while the picnic grounds offer ample seating and a stage with a backdrop of the expansive vineyards. Thus, Castoro Cellars has become a prime location for local concerts and events. They serve as one of the main destinations for the SLOFOLKS music series, among others, and many well-known artists have played at Castoro. The facilities at Castoro are also available for consumer events. Wine Club

You can consult with the hardware store or a north county painting contractor with a color chart to decide on colors and color schemes. A two-tone scheme is very attractive and not as hard as it sounds. Your colors can be matched to your yard, neighborhood, a creative theme, your furniture or architecture. If you are going for beauty over art, the two most important considerations in color are the architecture and interior of the home. Then you need to pick a paint that protects well. The paint protects your exterior from weather and damage. So a good paint is waterproof, and will not flake or scratch easily. Simply adding coats is one way to get more protection but the best way is to get a good quality paint. Before starting painting remove all the old paint. Paint stripping is a chore that can be left to a north county painter. Do it yourselfers may want to just start painting without removing old paint. Doing this will cause the paint to peel. Spread paper, old carpet strips or strips f plywood to stop paint from getting on your interior or yard. The first coat of paint is called the primer. Primer makes paint stick to the walls better and increases the life of the paint job. Always let a coat dry before applying another one and you will be able to do any interior or exterior paint job yourself. Commercial painting should be left to the professionals. Commercial buildings have to pass inspection, and in some places these painters need to be licensed or even union labor.

For those who can’t get enough “Dam Fine Wine,” Castoro Cellars offers a membership in their wine club. Club members receive 2 bottles of wine every month, enjoy discounts on wine and other tasting room products, receive free tastings with every visit, and have access to special reserve releases.

Work/FAX 805-462-1707

Mobile 805-703-0994

Serving you in all interior and exterior painting services Standard or Creative Finishes

Contact Info Castoro Cellars Tasting Room, 1315 N. Bethel Road, Templeton, CA, 93465 Tasting Room Phone: (888) DAM-FINE or (888) 326-3463; Tasting Room Fax: (805) 238-2602

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Justin Winery

225 South Main Street, Templeton, California , P.O. Box 151 Paso Robles, CA 93447

Nature's Touch Nursery & Harvest is a specialty plant nursery and local grocery


Welcome to Nature's Touch. All organic or naturally grown, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables. Nature's Touch believes in supporting local

store. We only sell local within California, Certi-

farmers, organic farmers and the community.

fied Organic and Naturally Grown produce. The

We have decided to put together a program

natural grown produce has to be grown locally

similar to a CSA program. The only difference is

and comes to us with a soil analysis to guaran-

that we will not be growing the produce our-

tee that they are farmed with sustainable prac-

selves, but will be buying produce from local farmers and farmers throughout California.

tices. Every-thing that Nature's Touch puts on

There are three different baskets available for a weekly pick-up. Each week these baskets will have a list of all the farmers used, a different recipe, and in-season produce. Here at Nature's Touch, we believe in eating the freshest food possible and the easiest way to do that is by supporting our local farmers.

the shelves has to come with research, quality and the most that we can get from our dollar. We also sell local beef, lamb, pork, chicken,

With baskets, you have the option to add meat, cheese or other dairy products for an additional cost. By committing to one or more months, there is a substantial savings on each of these options. Please


us about our special pricing.

eggs, cheese, milk, cream, yogurt, ice cream and breads. We are an "all in season" produce

You have the option to postpone

store. In California, we have incredible fresh

your week's pick-up or go every

food all year long, from berries in the early

other week. Baskets are availa-

summer to the citrus and greens in the dead of

ble for pick-up each Tuesday or Friday, after 11:30


A.M Visit our new store in Atascadero 5825 Traffic Way, Atascadero, California



Located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles amid 160 acres of oak-studded rolling hills and vineyards, Justin Vineyards & Winery and the Just Inn combine the luxury and comfort of a 5-Star hotel with the opportunity to experience life on a working vineyard and winery.

416 S Main St Templeton, CA 93465 (805) 434-3204

Come spend some special events with us!

Justin Winery is a small family-owned winery producing World-class estate wines. On the grounds is the secluded and scenic JUST Inn offering its guests the richness of life on California’s Central Coast surrounded by the day-to-day operations of this awardwinning winery.. A stay in the JUST Inn is an experience not to be missed!

A visit will ensure wonderful appetizers, tasteful entrees and

The JUST Inn invites rest and relaxation in sumptuous style. Each of the three luxury suites - TUSCANY, PROVENCE, and SUSSEX is appointed in the fine European tradition. Tapestry-covered furnishings, queen size featherbeds, frescoed ceilings, wood burning fireplaces and hydro-spa baths complete the charm and comfort of these private suites. Temperature-controlled for

delectable desserts!

year-round enjoyment, all have access to the English garden, swimming pool and spa just outside their doors. Map on page 40 From US Hwy. 101exit at 46 E. & travel west on 24th St. Proceed on Nacimiento Lake Dr. 7 miles, then continue west on Chimney Rock Rd. for 8

The JUST Inn

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Servicing all your landscape supply and equine feed and bedding needs. Store Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 - 5:00 PM Saturday 8:00 - 12:00 PM

Correct pricing leads to shorter marketing time and a higher selling



Buy retail at 1386 Rossi Rd, Templeton, CA West of highway 101 and just south of Trader Joe's or

The Benefits

Convenient Location

Delivery Available

Large Inventory

Many products to choose from

Contact Information and Email

Premium Quality



Forage Mix

(805) 434-2884 / (800) 321-3092

Orchard Grass


Rossi Transport Service 1386 Rossi Rd Templeton, CA 93465


History of Rossi Transport Service

Delivered with 256 bale minimum


In 1952 Jim Rossi started hauling milk from the family dairy in SLO county to Arden Farms Creamery in Santa Barbara. While unloading at the creamery, he met a man who said there are lots of horse ranches here, why don’t you bring some hay down on the days that you don’t bring milk? And so as he turned the idea around in his head and saw the future for Rossi Transport Service. As the business grew, with more equipment and employees, he supplied hay to many horse ranches and dairies. In the 1960’s we added the wholesale distribution of bagged wood shavings with sales from LA to San Francisco. In the1970’s, Jim’s son Steve and daughter Susan came into the business allowing the company to diversify with forest products for the landscape industry. Our company was instrumental in helping our local cities begin green waste recycling and reselling of the finished compost product. Today 58 years later, we operate Rossi Transport Feed and Forest Products. We are no longer making compost but are still selling compost and other landscape products which enhance the soil and promote less water use. With our retail operation at our Templeton store, we sell hay, straw and shavings as well as many other types of landscape mulch, soil amendments, topsoil, rock and sand. We deliver wholesale throughout central and southern California in truckload quantities. We strive to give our customers excellent products and service at a competitive price


When you hire me to sell your home, you will receive the benefits of my results based, 24 Hour Marathon Marketing Plan. With my 24 Hour Marathon Marketing Plan, I first provide maximum market exposure by aggressively advertising your property 24 hours a day through numerous different types of media, including but not limited to local newspaper, specialized real estate publications and extensive exposure on the internet. I then make it super easy for prospective buyers to receive detailed information about your property, automatically, 24 hours a day, in convenient and non-threatening ways by utilizing the latest in technology. These include toll free 800# pre-recorded information hotlines, instant fax-on-demand flyers and information sheets and visual tours on the internet. Information about your property is automatically disseminated to buyers without their having to talk to a real estate agent until they are ready. Studies have shown that this method of marketing generates three to four times the response compared to traditional advertising and marketing efforts. The results are more, better qualified buying prospects. For your peace of mind, when you hire me to sell your home you don't have to worry about a Seller's biggest fear, which is being locked into a lengthy listing contract with a less than competent real estate agent, costing you valuable time and exposure on the market. Why? Because I take the risk and fear out of listing your home with a real estate agent with my Easy Exit Listing Agreement and Total Satisfaction Guarantee. With my Easy Exit Listing Agreement, you'll have peace of mind knowing that you can easily cancel your listing agreement at any time prior to acceptance of an offer. My Total Satisfaction Guarantee is simple and straight forward: If, at the close of escrow, you think that I have not lived up to my promises and extensive marketing commitments in selling your home, simply tell me so and I will donate my portion of the commission to the American Cancer Society. Selecting a Real Estate Agent is one of the few things in life where you pay the same amount of money whether you select the best or the worst. You have a clear choice: You can choose an average agent, working by himself, with a mediocre marketing plan, or you can choose an aggressive and dynamic agent who provides you with a team of professionals and implements a detailed marketing plan with proven results. However, with real estate, you're talking about one of your largest investments. The real risk is that if you choose the wrong agent, that decision can potentially cost you tens of thousands of dollars of your hard earned equity. However, if you choose the right agent, you could easily net tens of thousands of dollars in additional proceeds. So, when you hire Greg Malik to sell your home, you get an experienced team of full time professionals who utilize an innovative and proven marketing system and who are fully accountable to you. Not only do we provide unbeatable service and results, but we also make the home selling process an enjoyable one with a minimum of stress and hassles. To receive a FREE, no obligation information package on the Greg Malik Home Selling System, simply e-mail Greg and ask for The Greg Malik Home Selling System information package.



REAL ESTATE REASONINGS THE GREG MALIK HOME SELLING SYSTEM How to net thousands of $$$ more when selling your home We feature California natives, Tuscan olives, David Austin roses, a large selection of lavender and other fine perennials, shrubs and trees in a farm atmosphere. We pride ourselves on growing and offering quality stock at affordable prices. Our landscaping division provides maintenance and installation services to residential and commercial customers throughout San Luis Obispo County. We seek to provide innovative ideas in design and exceed our customers' expectations.

Bare root stock is in! Best Varieties for our area! Large Selection! You can call or send us an E-mail telling us your name, address, phone number, what products, how many, any questions you have, etc. and 50 Vaquero Drive Templeton, CA 93465 : (805) 434-1542 : Mon - Fri: 9AM - 4PM, sometimes 5 / Sat: 9AM - 2PM / Sun: Closed When the weather is in climate or we have a family obligation, we will be closed. Please forgive us if you come by and we're not here. Just give us a call and we can usually make arrangements or be open by appointment

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Hi, I'm Greg Malik with Greg Malik Real Estate Group. Thank you for taking a few minutes of your valuable time to learn how you can benefit from the Greg Malik Home Selling System in getting your North County home sold faster and for top dollar. For the Record: In 2007, I SOLD 5 TIMES more residential listings in Atascadero and Templeton than any other REALTOR in the entire San Luis Obispo County! * Consistent Results........... * A Faster Sale................ *A whole team working for you, providing the ultimate in service! * PLUS, Your SATISFACTION IS GUARANTEED. If you're not satisfied with the service you receive from Greg and his team of professionals, he will donate his portion of the commission to the American Cancer Society.

Several factors contribute to the successful results of The Greg Malik Home Selling System When you hire me to sell your home you actually are getting 4 licensed, full time real estate agents, plus an office support team, for the same price as you would pay for a single agent. The average real estate agent works alone and must handle a multitude of tasks without help. I have developed team systems and processes to ensure that everything throughout the marketing and closing of a home goes smoothly. I've broken down the entire real estate sales process into individual tasks. Each task is then assigned to the person best qualified to perform that task. The team members focus their time and energy on those specialties which they do best--which allows the team to provide our clients with unbeatable customer service and a high level of communication allowing us to respond to our clients' needs very quickly. Having several team members to handle office chores and routine details allows me to focus my energies on what I do best, which is making sure that your home is effectively marketed and strategically positioned to sell quickly and for top dollar. When you hire me to sell your home, I'll examine your property and give you detailed and specific advice on how to prepare your home prior to placing it on the market. I'll pay to have your home professionally "Home Staged" by the best Home Stager in the business. She'll itemize value adding improvements you should make, and give you practical home staging advice that will result in a faster sale for more money. I will also provide you with detailed checklists produced by industry experts on preparing your home for sale. When you hire me to sell your home, I'll provide a detailed competitive market analysis comparing your home to the homes currently for sale, and the homes that recently sold. In addition, I'll gather all the relevant data and facts necessary to accurately analyze the market. I will educate you about current market conditions and trends so that you will be able to understand the market enabling you to make an intelligent decision regarding the appropriate asking price. (Continued on page 31) 30

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Gardening: COMPOSTING: It’s Easier Than You Think



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Environmentalist and author Diane MacEachern proposes that we "use our spending power to protect the planet and ourselves." Her book Big Green Purse helps consumers shop green for everything from laundry detergent to condoms.

Welcome to the Historic Paso Robles Inn located in downtown Paso Robles in the heart of the beautiful Paso Robles wine country. Conveniently located halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California's Central Coast, the Inn has been a premier location for California getaways for over a century. Boasting the best location in town, the Paso Robles Inn is less than a five minute stroll to wine and olive tasting rooms, restaurants, wine bars and lounges, boutique shops, and much more!

I recently spoke with Diane about fall cleanup and composting. She pointed out that gas-powered leaf blowers generate surprising amounts of pollution, not to mention noise pollution. According to the Website, The World Women Want, "Gasolinepowered lawn and garden equipment accounts for more than four percent of our urban air pollution." If you do blow your leaves, Diane suggests using eco-friendlier appliances, such as electric or battery-powered (ideally rechargeable) blowers.

The Paso Robles Inn features amenities and a location that are unmatched in the area. Enjoy a private hot springs mineral spa tub in one of the Inn's Deluxe Spa Rooms or brand new two-room suites. Surrounded by over 200 local wineries in the Paso Robles wine region, the Paso Robles Inn is the perfect place to stay to enjoy your own wine tour getaway. Lush gardens with live Koi ponds, running streams and majestic Oak trees create a peaceful setting for a relaxing retreat. A full-service destination, the Inn features 100% Wi-Fi, an outdoor heated pool and spa, a premier Steakhouse and Lounge, and a 1940's diner-style Coffee Shop. A true Paso Robles wine country experience awaits you at the Paso Robles Inn! http://


The Paso Robles Inn features a beautifully restored Grand Ballroom that is the perfect for elegant wine country weddings and events in addition to several other meeting rooms and an executive Boardroom.


Better yet, of course, why not rake? Make it a fun family project. For advice on buying a rake, check out eHow. Then create a compost pile of leaves and other debris in a corner of your yard. I often wondered how composting works and knew virtually nothing about it; I pictured a compost pile as a heap of garbage under a tree and worried that, if I had such a heap, it would attract an extended family of rats. Not so. Creating a Compost Pile eHow describes composting as "a process of gathering together biodegradable materials and placing them in a big pile to allow them to decompose together." Begin by making a pile of leaves and over time they will decompose. Diane says you can just keep adding leaves on top. They start to decompose from the bottom so you begin by taking the bottommost decomposed matter first and use it as mulch. Accelerating Decomposition

Package Includes: Healing artesian waters, sumptuous wine country cuisine, delicious sparkling Paso Robles wine and all the makings for a romantic night in…come discover the Passion in Paso Robles. The Paso Robles Inn has been popular with visitors for over a century for its therapeutic mineral waters and beautiful natural surroundings of majestic oak

Diane notes that it may take a year or more for your leaves to decompose. Matter physically heats up, she explains, and the hotter it gets the faster it decomposes. You can accelerate the decomposition by periodically turning the pile with a pitchfork. Composting Kitchen Waste

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