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January 2022

Issue No. 249




Publisher’s Letter

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A Look Back & A Vision Forward by steve martin

Mayor Martin bids farewell to the challenges of 2021 and looks forward to a space-filled future of 2022.


Irene Marquart Turns 100 by camille devaul

Paso Robles 2021 Pioneer Day Queen turns 100 years old and reflects back on her happy life.


by mira honeycutt

Local winemakers embrace ancient winemaking in amphorae producing textural and nuanced wines.

As we bring in the new year the mighty Paso Robles Oaks remind us how strong and resilient our community is. Happy 2022. Photo by Sal Miscan


Paso Robles Historical Society: Thanks to Dedicated Volunteers The General Store: January: A New Start

Business Spotlight

Diane Cassidy: There’s A New Real Estate Team in Town

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It’s Happening On Main Street: Happy 2022! Paso Robles Chamber: Looking Forward to 2022 with Excitement

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Publisher’s Letter Happy New Year!

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Hayley Mattson


s we welcome 2022, we take time to stop and reflect on 2021, and although it was another challenging year, there is so much to be grateful for. We want to start by thanking our loyal and dedicated advertisers that have supported us as they navigated the year with us, keeping their businesses open and adapting to the continuous changes in circumstances throughout the pandemic.

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Because of our incredible community, which continues to “do something worth writing,” our pages are filled with feel-good stories that share our “can-do” attitude that makes our community incredibly special. A big thanks to the professionals around town we work with, who play an intricate role in putting all of this together. Without them, we would not be able to bring the Paso Robles Magazine to you each month.

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The Natural Alternative Steve Martin


We are truly blessed to be the stewards of this community publication and appreciate all the support we receive for the effort. In this month’s issue, Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin shares a look back at 2021 and his vision for 2022 (page 16). Our 2021 Pioneer Day Queen Irene Marquart celebrated 100 years of age and received over 160 birthday cards from the community and beyond (page 22). Diane Cassidy joins a team of real estate professionals to give that personal touch to all your REALTOR™ needs (page 26). Just to name a few of amazing stories we share this month. We value your feedback and story ideas; if you know of someone who has a story that needs to be told please call us at (805) 237-6060 or write us at We believe our community represents the quality that can continue to reflect a pursuit of the highest ideals in making our town a wonderful place to live. Therefore, our magazine will continue to deliver quality content that makes it a valuable part of our community. We want to thank all of you, our readers, for your continued support as we head into 2022. We are determined to make this the best year yet. We hope you enjoy this month's issue of Paso Robles Magazine. Hayley & Nic

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HAPPY 2022!


e at the Downtown Main Street Association wish each and every one of you a year filled with Love, Laughter, and Joy! January is here, and we had so much fun last year that we’ve already created our calendar of events for this year. We’re making new plans and goals while leaving the old ones behind. Paso businesses had a good 2021 and are open and optimistic for a change in the economy and the challenges ahead. We learned that success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Travel and tourism is our lifeblood, so we will survive! As we move forward and look back, do you remember a time when there were no cell phones and there were phone booths? Computers were for business only; not every individual had one. When you read a book, magazine, or newspaper, it was not on a “screen.” There is less “written” information today because it is easier and less expensive to print online. This is the perfect time to Thank Hayley and Nic Mattson for Paso Robles Press Magazine and The Paso Robles Press newspaper. Yes, they are available online, but they are

also in print and distributed in bulk to businesses in the area, and the magazine is mailed to everyone in and around Paso. They continue to provide us breaking news, in-depth coverage, people and business profiles, local heroes, and the voices of the community. It has been noted that “written” material is better for your health and well-being. It has been shown to help people absorb and remember more. It increases brain activity and relaxes you. Too much “screen” activity causes fatigue, leads to blurred vision, red, dry, and irritated eyes. So, with that being said, we all owe a debt of gratitude to Hayley and Nic for helping to keep us healthy! A new year is here. We’ve spent time with family and friends through the busy holiday season; now it’s time to Chill out! As we begin to advance into 2022, let’s bring our generations closer together. The older generation needs the fresh idealism and creativity of the younger. Who, in turn can benefit from the wisdom and experience of their predecessors. In closing, I wish you PEACE: when the power of Love overcomes the love of power, we will know peace! 

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ne mustn’t look far for reminders of the strength and perseverance of our residents. The fabric of our community displays insurmountable success in the face of challenges. From its rich historical foundation to the 2003 San Simeon Earthquake, residents have a unique history of unity and emerging triumphantly from whatever situations arise. The year 2021 has been one to remember: stories of businesses uniting to support each other, nonprofits rising to the occasion to provide services

to the needy, and neighbors helping neighbors with everything from cattle brandings to frequenting businesses when patrons were needed the most. That’s why this year, we are proud to announce the further strengthening of our region with the merging of two north San Luis Obispo County chambers of commerce. I’m excited to announce that this year, Templeton Chamber of Commerce and Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce will join forces! Our coverage area will now encompass Paso Robles, Templeton, San Miguel, Shandon, Lake Nacimiento, and Oak Shores communities. What that means is that local businesses, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs can expect improved benefits to members with more collective marketing, legislative and economic potential than ever before. We look forward to hearing the voices, ideas, and input of the more than 1,000 members who work so hard to make North County the most desirable place to live, work, shop and vacation. In the face of an unprecedented economic climate, the merger will provide chamber members with new promotions, advertising opportunities, and events to build their business network. This—in addition to workforce development support—aims to promote vitality, empower leaders, champion busi-

nesses and foster civic engagement. That’s good news for north county businesses. Creating a unified voice for economic drivers in the region is a natural next step in today’s ever-changing economy while staying true to the region’s pioneering spirit. Unifying the collective voice of the chambers represents the immense potential of a regional Chamber to be a strong voice for businesses in northern San Luis Obispo County, as it has stood since 1920 when the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce was founded. Be on the lookout for more details of this merger in 2022, as well as information on all the wonderful things you have come to appreciate from the chambers in championing your businesses. Together we can coalesce to create a successful environment for businesses in the region. We look forward to serving you in 2022 and onward.  Get more information on the merger by visiting, contacting Karli Twisselman,, or Gina Fitzpatrick,, or call (805)238-0506.


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Thanks to Dedicated Volunteers By Camille DeVaul & The El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society


nown as “California’s Oldest Watering Place,” the world has been drawn to the Paso Robles area for hundreds of years. Between being home to the Salinan tribes and later home to our founders, the Blackburn brothers, so much history rests in our soil. The El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society makes it their mission to keep all this history alive. In the 36 years of its existence, the El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society (PRAHS) has preserved,

promoted, and encouraged the knowledge and awareness of local history through an extensive collection of photographs, documents, and newspapers and shares these collections through exhibits, research, and education. PRAHS, a non-profit organization, was formed in 1985 and held its first meetings at the Plymouth Congregational Church. Some of the society’s founding members are well-known names in the Paso Robles community. Virginia Peterson and Norma

Moye founded the society alongside Recording Secretary Sandra Hatch, Corresponding Secretary Bruce Woodworth, and Treasurer William Gerst. Other familiar names served as Board of Directors: Dolly Bader, Al Davis, Margaret Gates, Al Heer, Fraser MacGillivary, John McCarthy, Swift Jewell, and Wally Ohles. A lot has changed, but a lot remains the same. In 1997, the historic Carnegie Library, located in the Paso Robles City Park, became home to the Historical Society. The library’s main floor serves as a local area history museum, and the lower level of the building contains the Virginia Peterson Research Library and Society office. The membership and support of the PRAHS have grown to include local residents, businesses, people from across the USA and internationally. Volunteers completely staff the Historical Society, and there is no paid staff. Funding is generated through donations, grants, and bequests. It is through the dedication of

volunteers that have made all of this possible. Some volunteers assist by greeting visitors and answering questions about the exhibits, local history, shopping, restaurants, and wineries. Other volunteers work in the Research Library by cataloging, filing and researching, entering computer databases, assisting with financial records, and maintaining membership and volunteer records. But it’s not all work and no play for the Volunteers and Docents. Field trips are scheduled to other local historical societies and museums, bi-monthly meetings are held to update and inform about displays and exhibits and casual lunch meetings are held to discuss future plans and ideas. Volunteering for the El Paso de Robles Area Historical Society is both fun and interesting. Stop by and talk to the volunteers, and you’ll be ready to sign up.  For more information to contact the library, visit, email, or call (805)238-4996

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fter a bustling holiday • Pop Gold Caramel Corn season (we had a blast, hope • Mother Beauty’s bath soaks you did, too!), we count on • Daily’s Dog Biscuits (for big guys!) January as a chance to take a breath • Fire Cider, Garden Red, and and a long look around. We close Citrus White vinegars from for our annual inventory and cleanChaparral Gardens ing day, change lightbulbs and put • Kelpful sustainable seaweed puzzles in blissfully organized rows. seasonings We have more time to watch the • Barreled Bee Honey wind blowing leaves • Be Well candles through the gazebo, from Fable Rune and talk about what • Raspberry cozy things we have Nutmeg Jam from cooking at home. Hartley Farms Most importantly, • Candles made January is when we just for us by The start to reach out Body Bean…(Wow! to makers and say, That list is longer “Would you be interthan we realized!) ested in making this We ’r e r e a l l y with us?” You won’t proud of our relanotice a change on tionships with local the shelves for a bit, makers and of the but come Spring, way partnering with new items will start them keeps our to peek out from store unique and beside the olive oils grounded in Paso and bar soaps and Robles. – Rosalie Muller Wright mixers. Just this past So if it seems a year, we brought in a host of new tad quieter, just know we are quietly local products, including: rolling up those sleeves, sharpening our (Blackwing) pencils, and getting • Mrs. B’s Honey Mustard to work. • Lotion & Hand Soap in our Happy New Year, Neighbors! custom Gratitude scent • Shower Steamers and Healing The Team Honey Body Oil from Life @ General Store Paso Robles Elements

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From the Desk of the Mayor

A Look Back and A Vision Forward for 2022

By Steve Martin, Paso Robles Mayor


ne year ago, I bid the old year goodbye and good riddance while looking forward to a New Year filled with hope for recovery for our City as a vaccine emerged to blunt the ravages of COVID-19. As usual, things got complicated. As we struggled with a brave, new world filled with continued masking, social distancing, and political upheaval, our City was forced into a new realism. In addition to the usual challenges presented by the lack of affordable housing, the impacts of homelessness, and the need for improvements in our public safety system and street repairs, we also anticipated plummeting city revenues and new expenses caused by the effects of the pandemic. We braced ourselves for more problems and fewer resources. Here’s what happened in 2021. Vaccine distribution slowed the spread of the virus. We fought our way out of the shutdown and, with city assistance, business survived. People still got sick, but not as frequently or seriously. Still, only about half of our city population has been vaccinated. Regardless of your own research or political allegiances, one simple fact remains: those vaccinated are safer than those who are not. All else, as one news outlet describes it, “is noise.” City finances bounced back. As restrictions eased, the pent-up desire to “get out and do something” drove visitors back to our City, which was described by Country Living as one of the 10 Best Small Towns in the nation; by NBC’s Today Show as one of the country’s Top Summer Vacation Destinations; and by Travel & Leisure as one of the country’s best small towns for retirement. Paso Robles proved itself again to be the “can-do” City in San Luis Obispo County. We broke ground on a new fire station and made plans for a new police station. We finished a $1.5-million street-sealing project. We helped open Project HomeKey, the most significant effort to date to combat homelessness in our City. We used machines, work crews, even goats to clean up the Salinas Riverbed and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire. We broke ground on new homes and apartments. We received a $2.8-million federal grant to expand Internet broadband services. We welcomed back the Mid-State Fair, Pioneer Day, and Christmas activities. (You can see a moving video of 2021 accom-

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plishments at, produced by city employee Shonna Howenstine.) So, what’s next? The New Year will bring its own hopes and challenges and promises; hope for continued physical and social healing for our City, state, and nation; challenges of infrastructure and economic development; promises of new tools and new ideas. As virus variants emerge, we will have to make personal and public decisions about protecting ourselves and our loved ones. As new technologies propel us into new economies, we will have to see clearly which paths to take to reap the benefits of different and better jobs, more affordable housing alternatives, and safer streets, bridges, and highways. Politically, progress will be more challenging than ever. Local, state, and federal redistricting will draw new lines around our communities, changing the way we work together and sparking new controversies. New partnerships will be formed even as some old ones fade away. We will begin to think of ourselves differently in terms of geography, representation, vision, and planning. In the year to come, we will be called upon to reach deeply into our pioneer roots, embracing new technologies and strategies. The notion that Paso Robles would become world-famous for wines and tourism once seemed far-fetched. Just so, the idea that technology, spaceport, and telecommuting can make us the place where one can have a dream career AND a dream home in one of the finest communities in the nation may seem foreign. This new vision for Paso Robles will build upon our past successes and create a more prosperous, stable, and resilient economy. We must be the new pioneers, as excited about our future as we are about our past, willing to embrace what comes next. A year ago, I bid 2020 goodbye and good riddance. Today, I bid 2021 farewell with the feeling that our “can-do” community has done it again. We have endured. We have thrived. We are ready for the future. Welcome, 2022. I wish everyone a Happy New Year and look forward with great excitement and anticipation to the things we will accomplish together over the next 12 months. As always, stay informed, stay involved, and stay strong, Paso Robles. 

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Pioneer Day Queen Paso People

A Legend and an Icon

By Camille DeVaul


he year 2021 was a big one for local Irene Marquart. In October, Irene was named Paso Robles Pioneer Day Queen, and on November 24, Irene turned 100 years old. Irene celebrated her 100th birthday with a luncheon attended by family and the Paso Robles Mayor, Steve Martin, who presented Irene with a certificate of recognition. Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham's office and the County Board of Supervisors also sent congratulatory certificates. But the most discussed topic of the day was the number of cards that were sent to Irene with good wishes. The project started with the staff at The Oaks at Paso Robles, who thought it would be good to get the community involved by asking them to send greeting cards. The grand total was 160 cards, with most hailing from Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo County, but there were cards from as far

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away as Australia and Holland and from other states such as Washington, New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, and Oregon. Irene Elizabeth Smith Marquart was born November 24, 1921, in Fulton County, Arkansas. Going into the depression, Irene's father moved out West to California to find work. "When you have a family of eight, I guess you'll do what you have to do to keep them fed," says Irene. In 1929, Irene’s mother sold all their belongings to buy a flatbed pickup truck, and seven siblings moved to the Creston area. Irene's father was a farm laborer at the time, and she remembers her parents working hard to support her and her siblings: Virgil Smith, Grace Stanley, Gladys McMillan, Geraldine Keeling, Evelyn Muir, Doyle Smith, and Doris Anderson. After a brief stay in the San Juaquin Valley on a ranch near Corcoran, Irene's family settled in Cres-

Irene during her birthday luncheon with her birthday cards from around the world (left). Irene with her husband Nick Marquart (top right). Irene's late son Nick Jr. (bottom right). Photos courtesy of Westmont Living

ton in the early 1930s. Irene recalls, "It was a happy childhood—we were a family of eight. I think my best memory of my childhood was sitting and listening to my mother play her organ." She remembers listening to her mother play hymns on the organ, which now sits on display in the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum. On top of playing the organ, Irene's mother was a fantastic seamstress. She sewed all of Irene and her siblings' clothes. Irene said, "She made some beautiful quilts. Which I'm very fond of, and she always made them from pieces of fabric left over from the clothing she made for us." Irene was only eight years old when the stock market crashed in 1929, creating the Great Depression. Despite the tough times, Irene says her family never suffered during the depression, not food-wise, at least. She attributes this to her mother's ability to be

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self-sufficient by constantly canning and growing their own food. After attending elementary school houses in Geneseo and Linne, Irene went to Templeton High School, where she graduated in 1939. She spent her high school summers cooking with her sister Gladys McMillan for harvest crews of 16 men in Carrisa Plains. This, Irene says, is how she learned how to cook. She recalls her sister knowing precisely what the harvesters wanted to eat after a long day farming. While it sounds daunting to some of us to cook for that many people, Irene says. "It wasn't. It was just cooking." Then, at one Saturday night dance at the Templeton Legion Hall, Irene met the handsome and lovable Nick Marquart. At least, that is how Irene remembers it. But, she says if you had asked Nick, he remembered meeting Irene for the first time at her sister's house. Regardless of how they met, the two hit it off and were married in 1939 on Nick’s family ranch, which he was managing. They married on a Saturday evening so Nick's brothers could attend after work. Rather than a white gown, Irene wore a navy blue dress. Irene says, "He was the kindest, most caring person I had ever known—he was a kind person to everyone. I don't think he had an enemy." Nick Marquart’s family ranch is located in the Josephine area between Paso Robles and Cambria. In the 1870s, Nick’s grandfather, Nicholas A. Marquart, homesteaded the ranch. Throughout the years, Nick and Irene ran dairy cows, farmed hay, raised beef cattle, farmed up to 1,000 laying hens, and even farmed Christmas trees.

While Irene raised their three children, she helped Nick run the ranch. Later she worked various jobs in the area. Nick and Irene have both been Farm Bureau members since 1939 and held various leadership positions. Both have been Templeton 4-H Club leaders, members of Happy Trails RV club, and charter members of the Paso Square Dance Club. Irene was also active in the Paso Robles Women’s club, Paso Robles Republican Women, and a docent at Templeton Historical Museum. Later in life, Irene picked up a new hobby, wood carving, which she says gave her a lot of joy. Sadly, Nick passed away in 2006 at the ripe age of 90 years. The two had three children together, Nancy Otto, Lucille Milani, and Nick Jr. Today, Irene has six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and recently welcomed her first greatgreat-grandchild. "I have a great family who has been great to me—I've had a lot of friends who have stood behind me through many things," says Irene. While Irene lived through some hard times in American history, those poignant and rather terrible world events didn't overcome the good things in life. She says, "I've been happy all my life. I can't remember any time that it has not been a happy life except for when my husband passed away, and I have a son that passed away. I think those were probably the two hardest parts. But I've been so fortunate to be in good health and really enjoying life as it goes along." 

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aso Robles’ nonconforming winemakers are so ahead of the curve they have circled back some five millennia to an ancient vinification system in the theory that everything old is new again. In recent years local winemakers have embraced winemaking in amphorae producing textural and nuanced wines. These large egg-shaped clay vessels tapering to a flat bottom were historically used in Georgia, its birthplace, and then spread globally from China to the Mediterranean area. So, I guess it’s no coincidence that the Paso Robles History Museum downtown is staging an informative exhibit, “6,000 Years of Winemaking in Clay Amphorae,” curated by the San Luis Obispo-based Wine History Project. The comprehensive exhibit, which runs through February 28, 2022, includes maps, historical timelines, a selection of clay vessels, and an Amphora Wine Trail map. In 2011 Paso’s Ambyth Estate, a winery focused on Rhônestyle wines, was the first winery to import amphorae from Italy. What started with a couple of amphorae has morphed into 20-some vessels mostly from Italy and a few from Australia and California, ranging in size from 350 liters to 750 liters. Founded in 2003 by Phillip and Mary Hart, Ambyth is also Paso’s first Demeter-certified biodynamic vineyard and winery. The amphora’s renaissance began in Italy’s northeastern region of Friuli, mostly by a group of winemakers drawn to organic and biodynamic farming and natural winemaking practices. These non-intervention style winemakers saw many benefits to amphora-vinification, such as its superior insulation, which gives wines its freshness, and the porous vessel that allows oxygen into wine twice as fast as wood barrels. Gelert Hart, Phillip’s son and currently Ambyth’s winemaker, calls it happy oxidation. “It’s the most neutral aging vessel that still allows the wine to breathe age into a classic old-world style,” Gelert explained in an email. He uses both amphorae and barrels for fermentation and aging red, white, Rosé, orange wines, and cider. Indeed, it was Ambyth’s introduction of amphorae that sparked interest among locals. Winemakers such as Giornata Wine’s co-founder and winemaker Brian Terrizzi got his first amphorae from Ambyth’s second Italian shipment in 2012. Terrizzi began using amphorae for some of his white Italian varieties. “It’s part of the natural movement, and we don’t add yeast or nutrients,”Terrizzi asserted. “Barrels give wine a lot of flavor and amphorae don’t, and the shape helps ferment wines faster.” Many of Terrizzi’s whites are tinted in pastel colors of orange and pink. These “Orange Wines” (made by leaving skins of white wine grapes

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to ferment with the juice) are all the rage among millennials and popular with winemakers using amphorae. We sampled 2020 vintages of Giornata’s orange-hued Falanghina, expressing a fresh cidery flavor; a citrusy Fiano; a peachy Friuliano; and a surprising Rosé of pinot grigio. Sherman Thacher of his namesake winery is another true believer in non-intervention. “We practice super low intervention; we bring in the grapes, and they follow their own path,” said the winemaker, who tends to favor neutral oak and therefore likes the neutrality of amphora. “The wines retain a freshness.” For chenin blanc and cinsault bottlings, Thacher will use multiple vessels like amphora and neutral oak barrels for vinification. Dave McGee, owner of Monochrome, also uses multiple vessels for vinification. For the 2018 Analog in a Digital Age marsanne blended with grenache blanc and viognier, McGee used both amphorae and stainless steel for vinifcation. “It lends more complexity,” he said. While the 500-liter size is most popular, at Denner Vineyards, I came across two extremely large 7.5 hectoliter vessels, which Anthony Yount uses for Sixmilebridge and his label Kinero, wines that are produced at Denner winery. From Denner, I savored two iterations of the Dirt Worshipper syrah. The 2013 vintage was fermented in stainless steel and aged in oak barrels for five months. Then the wine was split — half into amphora and the other half remained in oak. Both versions aged another 17 months. The amphora-aged showing herbal and olive tapenade notes against the voluptuous oak version lush with fruit and expressive tannins. Epoch’s Jordan Fiorentini admitted she’s still in the experimental stage with the one amphora she acquired for Epoch Estate in 2013. “Amphora can be more oxidative, and my style is reductive winemaking,” she noted. She has tried making mourvèdre, aged 12 months in amphora and eight in oak barrels, and loves the wine’s earthy characteristics. So how do these local winemakers access their amphorae? Enter Manu Fiorentini, Jordan’s Italian-born husband and founder of Itek Wine, launched in Paso in 2010. Fiorentini was already importing oak barrels, concrete wine tanks, and other stainless-steel equipment. By 2012, he added amphorae when he saw them at Ambyth. His winery customers are located all over North America, but his largest clientele is here in Paso. “People here are more experimental with these vessels,” Fiorentini remarked. Plus, being local helps in terms of servicing the vessels. Other local wineries using amphorae include Clesi, Indigené, Desperada, Lone Madrone, Thibido, Derby Wine Estates, Pelletiere Vineyards, and Edna Valley’s Chamisal. 

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JUICEBOSS By Christianna Marks


my Einolander's love of feeding people is infectious. You can feel it as soon as you walk up to her JUICEBOSS storefront at 5940 Entrada Avenue in Atascadero. "I love making juice and soup for people. I've done it for 30 years. And a few years back, I thought, I would love to go for it," Amy reminisced about opening the shop. Customers are served at the store's Dutch door Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With doorbell service starting at 7:30 a.m. Amy and her amazing employee Brooke are already there juicing away, making their daily batch, and will bring fresh juice to the door for anyone who rings before 10 a.m. "It's my home away from home. I love it. It's a little dream come true, that's for sure," Amy says of the adorable shop. JUICEBOSS didn't originate as a storefront. Amy started off selling juice at Farmer's Market and doing deliveries straight to her customer's doors in November of 2019. "I have a delivery van, and I would go around every day and deliver to customers," explained Amy. "I started in a commercial kitchen that I rented in the south end of town." Amy's original dream didn't include a storefront, but her customers had a different idea. "They put the ball in motion," said Amy. "I opened this shop November of 2020." Amy, a North County local of 25 years, is excited to be part of Atascadero's growing community. "Somebody asked me how I chose Atascadero, and I really feel like Atascadero chose me. I just really took a liking to the people and the area. Everyone's been so welcoming." Recently, JUICEBOSS's spotless kitchen received a five-star rating from the county. The kitchen is where all the magic happens.

"We use a top-of-the-line, commercial, cold press juicer. With the cold press juicer, all the vitamins, enzymes, and minerals stay alive and active. There's never enough friction in the juicing process to cause any heat to kill anything," Amy said. Everything that comes into JUICEBOSS's kitchen is certified organic, and all the produce is locally sourced. From Santa Barbara County up to the Bay Area. No water, sugar, or fillers are added to the juice. "It's all pure juice," exclaimed Amy! The shop has ten juices available all the time and adds a seasonal selection that switches out. This winter, it's a juice called Christmas Punch! The juice options are displayed adorably on a wall under the shop's slogan, "The Secret Ingredient Is Love," created by Amy's grandkids. "When I would create recipes at home, they would sprinkle imaginary love into the juice," Amy said proudly. And the juice pulp, that doesn't go to waste either. Instead, it's given to a different local farmer each morning. "We're very, very happy that we get to feed the farms," added Amy. Though juice is JUICEBOSS's number one seller, they've also added a weekly soup to the menu. Each soup is made from scratch and is vegan, organic, and glutenfree. Amy even picks up a couple of loaves of bread every morning from The Backpourch Bakery to go with it. On top of the JUICEBOSS storefront, you can find Amy's soups at the Atascadero Farmer's Market on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and starting in the new year, Templeton's Farmer's Market on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. "It warms my heart. I love to feed people and for people to be happy!"  To find out more about juice selections and January's juice cleanse special, visit

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orbes magazine reported that 2021 and beyond would present challenges and opportunities for businesses. A quote from the magazine says, “We can learn a lot from the last year. New opportunities will present themselves that either didn’t exist before the pandemic or are the result of an accelerated trend created by the pandemic.” Another quote from Albert Einstein says, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Schools can take a page from these insights to begin a new year. School leaders, educators, students, and communities desire classrooms that are safe, welcoming, and inspire success. The pandemic presented us with the daunting challenge of providing academic support and facilitating school spirit under conditions made necessary by safety precautions. However, this new year offers opportunities to start anew as we continue to scale up in-person learning opportunities while perfecting hybrid offerings made possible through technology. School communities must also balance the well-being of students with academic assessments. In my career spanning many roles as parent, teacher, principal, district superintendent, college instructor, and county superintendent, I observed firsthand the opportunities and challenges of boosting school spirit under varying circumstances. I learned the importance of planning for both the present and the future. This article highlights a few strategies to help our community leverage opportunities and meet challenges in building positive school culture. When building the culture of any organization, it is vital to engage everyone in the process and listen to all views. We must rally the team together in full support of goals and objectives. We can ask ourselves several questions. Are the students, families, teachers, support staff, and community informed, involved, and engaged in school success? How frequently do we facilitate feedback about making school a place where students are invested? We need to listen, respond, and modify offerings appropriately while openly stating limitations if we solicit


feedback. The entire community deserves to know what is possible and what is not possible. As we continue, additional questions come into play. What did we learn from our experience with online engagement that we can continue or modify during in-person activities? What is best completed in person, and what can be accomplished in a virtual environment? How can we strengthen engagement with what we have learned during the pandemic? Are we prepared to address the avoidance issues associated with increased in-person services, including large-scale meetings, sports events, drama productions, music performances, and other activities? The enthusiasm and anxiety accompanying expanded in-person events and activities offer opportunities and challenges. Do we promote a fuller engagement or more engagement? Regular review and reflection of equity and access present additional opportunities and challenges for schools. The pandemic highlighted economic and academic disparities that exist in every community. What do we observe as we walk the school hallways and review online environments? We should notice the pictures on the walls, trophies in the cases, art displays, sports banners, materials available, and facilities. Are the opportunities accessible to all students? How do we address the challenges? Are multiple cultures represented in our materials, activities, and displays? Child and adolescent development experts profess the goal of belonging no matter the interests, abilities, family origin, economic level, or ethnic background as a tool in building positive community environments. Law enforcement experts have identified belonging as a significant deterrent in school violence and disruptive behaviors. As we contemplate what it means to be part of a school community, we should regularly review a school’s core values. What does it mean to be an Eagle, Triton, or Banana Slug? When the entire community provides input on an institution’s guiding principles, we leverage opportunities and better address challenges. Research indicates that higher student and community support levels emerge when schools highlight community-generated pillars such as self-advocacy, perseverance, integrity, engagement, responsibility, and citizenship. With the genuine involvement of community members, our schools can thrive and better meet the needs of our changing society. Finally, we must acknowledge the work of key members of our school communities. Bus drivers, cafeteria workers, office staff, yard duty personnel, business office teams, administrators, coaches, assistants, and teachers are dedicated individuals providing service to students and the community. Most people enter public service to make a difference for the good of society. Covid19 forced these public service employees to rapidly change how services were delivered to keep operations moving forward. There were mistakes made and lessons learned during the pandemic. As we continue to move forward, our public service employees will serve the community. Whatever 2022 brings, I sincerely thank the entire community for your continued support of our students, families, employees, and schools. It is an honor to serve as your County Superintendent of Schools. 

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Bridge Christian Church

9315 Pismo Ave. 10:00 a.m. at the Pavilion Rev. Elizabeth Rowley Hogue (805) 460-0762

Calvary Chapel Paso Robles

Awakening Ways Spiritual Community

Congregation Ohr Tzafon

“The Northern Light” 2605 Traffic Way Atascadero, CA 93422 Friday Night Service 7:30 PM Rabbi Janice Mehring (805) 466-0329

Cornerstone Community Church 9685 Morro Road 8:45 & 10:45 AM Pastor John Marc Wiemann (805) 461-3899


Creston Community Church 5170 O’Donovan Road Service: 9:00 a.m. Pastor JD Megason


True Life Christian Fellowship

Lockwood/Jolon Road, across from the school in Lockwood Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Erick Reinstedt (805) 472-9325

Centennial Park Banquet Room 600 Nickerson Dr. Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Tim Mensing (805) 975-7178 1615 Commerce Way Service: Sunday at 9 a.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. Pastor Aaron Newman (805) 239-4295

Christian Life Center

1744 Oak St. Service Time: 9:30 a.m. Home Groups during the week Preschool: Christian Life Early Learning Ctr. Pastor Guy Drummond (805) 238-3366

Christian Science Services

17th & Chestnut Streets Service: 10 a.m. Sunday & 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 7 p.m. (805) 238-3833

Church of Christ

3545 Spring St. (Corner 36th & Spring) Service: Sunday, 11 a.m. Evangelist Bob Champion (805) 286-5875 Sam Hogan (310) 602-9516 Delbert Arthurs (805) 238-4412

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


At The Don Everingham Center Heritage Ranch Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Brad Brown (805) 712-7265

1450 Golden Hill Rd. Service: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dan Katches (805)238-6927

Hilltop Christian Fellowship

Covenant Presbyterian Church

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2085 Gateway Drive Heritage Ranch Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor Perry Morris & Jerry Gruber (805) 239-1716

905 Vine St. meets @ NCCF Service: Sunday 3 p.m. Senior Leaders: Pep & Angie Robey (661) 205-7853

Oak Shores Christian Fellowship

616 Creston Rd. Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Patrick Sheean (805) 239-4809

2727 Turkey Cove Rd., at the Oak Shores Community Clubhouse Service: 8:30 a.m. Pastor Jerry Gruber (760) 304-2435


Apostolic Assembly of the Faith of Christ Jesus 2343 Park St Bilingual Services: Services: Thursday 7 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Pastor Miguel Alvarado (805) 610-2930

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First Baptist Church

2343 Park St. Service: 11 a.m. Pastor Romero (805) 238-2445

First United Methodist 915 Creston Rd. Service: 11 a.m. Pastor Josh Zulueta (805) 238-2006

Highlands Church

St. James Episcopal Church

Corner S. River and Niblick | 215 Oak Hill Services: 10 am on the upper lawn Pastor James Baird (805) 226-5800 620 17th St. Service: 11 a.m. Pastor Jim Wilde (805) 238-0978

Live Oak

1521 Oak St. Service: 10 a.m. Pastor John Kaiser (805) 238-0575

New Day

1228 11th St (east off Paso Robles St) Services: Sunday 10 a.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Brad Alford (805) 239-9998

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1335 Oak St. Services: 8 a.m. (Rite I), 10 a.m. (Rite II) Reverend Barbara Miller (805) 238-0819

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 820 Creston Rd. Daily Mass- 12:00 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. Tues. 7 p.m. Spanish Saturday 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Spanish Vigil Mass Sunday 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.; Spanish Mass at 12:30PM Father Rudolfo Contreras (805) 238-2218

The Revival Center

3850 Ramada Dr., Ste. A-3 Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Gabe Abdelaziz (805) 434-5170

The Light of the World Church

North County Christian Fellowship

Paso Robles Bible Church

940 Creston Rd. Worship Service: 9:30 a.m. Interim Pastor: A. Mark Schudde (805) 238-3702

3850 So. Ramada Dr. Ste. D Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Efrain Cordero 421 9th St. Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Steve Calagna (805) 239-3325

2206 Golden Hill Rd. Service: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Pastor Mark Wheeler/Pastor Dave Rusco (805) 226-9670

Paso Robles Church of the Nazarene 530 12th St. Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor Charles Reece (805) 238-4300

Paso Robles Community Church 2706 Spring St. Service: 9:00 a.m. Pastor Shawn Penn (805) 239-4771

Thirteenth & Oak Street Service: 10 a.m. Rev. Wendy Holland (805) 238-3321

Poder de Dios Centro Familiar

500 Linne Road, Suite D Services: Sun. 4:30p.m., Wed. 7p.m. Pastors: Frank and Isabel Diaz (805) 264-9322 / (805) 621-4199

Redeemer Baptist Church

Kermit King Elementary School 700 Schoolhouse Circle Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor Christopher Cole (805) 238-4614


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Family Praise & Worship

1937 Riverside Ave. Service: 11 a.m. Pastor: Gary Jordon (805) 238-2011

2055 Riverside Ave. Services: Everyday, 6 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Pastor Bonifacio Robles (612) 990-4701

Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC

1645 Park St. Pastor Michael R. Garman Services: 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Discipleship 10 a.m. (805) 238-4419

First Mennonite Church

Second Baptist Church

535 Creston Rd. Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor Gary Barker (805) 238-3549

Life Worth Living Church of God

1020 Creston Rd. Service: 9 a.m. (805) 238-4216 Missionaries: (805) 366-2363

Heritage Village Church

Grace Baptist Church

1215 Ysabel Ave (Just off 24th near Hwy 101 and 46 East intersection) Paso Robles, 805-238-2770

Trinity Lutheran Church

Victory Baptist Church

Templeton Presbyterian Church 610 S. Main St. Service: 10 a.m. Reverend Roger Patton (805) 434-1921

Higher Dimension Church

601 Main St. 1st Sunday: 1:30 p.m. 2nd - 5th Sundays 12:30 p.m. Pastor Charlie Reed, Jr. (805) 440-0996

Life Community Church

8:30 & 10:30 Sundays 3770 Ruth Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 434-5040 Pastor Brandon Hall

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship Assembly of God 925 Bennett Way Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Jeff Saylor (805) 434-2616

Seventh-Day Adventist Church Templeton Hills

930 Templeton Hills Rd. Services: Saturday 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. Pastor Zac Page (805) 434-1710

Vineyard Church of Christ 601 So. Main St. Service: 10 a.m. Evangelist: Steve Orduno (805) 610-4272

3850 Ramada Dr. Ste D4 Sundays - 10 & 11 a.m. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Pastor Bruce Fore (805) 221-5251

Vintage Community Church

Victory Outreach Paso Robles

3201 Spring Street, Paso Robles Ca Services: Sunday,10:30 a.m. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Pete Torres (805) 536-0035

692 Peterson Ranch Road Services: 9 & 11 a.m. Coaches: Aaron Porter, Dayn Mansfield (805) 296-1120


Iglesia Fuente De Agua Viva 301 13th St. Services: 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Duran (805) 467-5500


Bethel Lutheran Church 295 Old County Rd. Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Amy Beveridge (805) 434-1329

Mission San Miguel Parish

Celebration Worship Center Pentecostal Church of God

988 Vineyard Drive Pastor Roy Spinks Services: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. (805) 610-9819

Central Coast Center for Spiritual Living 689 Crocker St. Service: 10 a.m. Rev. Elizabeth Rowley (805) 242-3180

Located at Vineyard Elementary School 2121 Vineyard Dr, Templeton Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Vern H Haynes Jr. (805) 975-8594

775 Mission Street Daily Mass: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am Saturday – 4:00 pm (English) Sunday – 7:00 am (English) 10:00 am (Bilingual) 12:00 pm (English) 5:00 pm (Spanish) Father Eleazar Diaz Gaytan (805) 467-2131


Shandon Assembly of God

420 Los Altos Ave. Spanish Service: Sun. 5 p.m., Thurs. 7 p.m. Pastor Jim Mei (805)226-9737

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Last Word

“I Have a Dream”

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Hayley Mattson


say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered the iconic “I Have a Dream” speech to a crowd of thousands at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. King’s most important work applied America’s Founding ideals to the cause of civil rights. The last best hope for true racial progress, King realized, was solidarity: For people to see and treat one another as equals, they had to feel the tugs of a bond far stronger than either race or politics, and for King, that bond was America. After all, there are two words in the phrase “civil rights,” and King grasped that both are crucial. Civil rights are about the fair and equal participation of all citizens in the American community. For those rights to have any power, the bonds of that community must be close-knit and resilient. “I criticize America because I love her,” King said in a speech 1800 El Pomar Weddings, Events & Vineyards...............23 A Heavenly Home...................................14 AM Sun Solar...........................................11 American Barn & Wood...........................17 American Riviera Bank............................12 American West Tire & Auto......................17 Athlon Fitness & Performance................11 Blake's True Value............................. 17, 25 bloke........................................................29 Brad's Overhead Doors...........................35 Bridge Sportsman's Center.....................15

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about the Vietnam War, “and because I want to see her to stand as the moral example of the world.” All American’s alike can learn from King’s example. “In the United States of America, every citizen should have the opportunity to build a better and brighter future. United as one American family, we will not rest, and we will never be satisfied until the promise of this great nation is accessible to each American in each new generation.” The premise and promise of King’s dream is that we don’t need to replace or transform our nation’s shared ideals to make our country a better place. We simply need to live up to them. Martin Luther King Jr. lived an extraordinary life and left the nation yearning to do better. At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with President John F. Kennedy. At 34, King galvanized the nation with his “I Have a Dream” speech. At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Then at the young age of 39, he was assassinated. King left a legacy of hope and inspiration that continues on today. Monday, January 17, will mark America’s 37th celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Martin Luther King, Jr. life. Honoring King with the sacred status of a federal holiday, of which there are only ten, none other named for a 20th-century figure, is a testament to the unifying power of his legacy. 

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

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