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Son of Paso Robles by camille devaul

Robert (Bobby) Oeck, Paso Robles native with deep family ties, and when he was only 12, he was in a car accident that changed his life forever.

‘Where There Once Was Water’ by camille devaul

Local photographer and now film director, Brittany App produced her first film, which debuted at the San Luis Obispo Film Fest.

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Headhunters Barbershop by camille devaul

After 58 years of service in Paso Robles, Headhunters closes its doors, and for many locals it has always been a staple on Spring Street.

The Road Less Traveled by mira honeycutt

Wineries of Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande are two small wine appellations that wine adventurers have for so long passed by unaware.

On the Cover In 2016 Brittany App shared the start of her journey creating a documentary film about the California drought and what we could do if anything to help and graced the cover of Paso Robles Magazine. Now five years later we had the privilege to share her story again as she debuted her completed film at this years SLO Film Fest and share her once again on the cover. 30,000 PRINTED | 26,700 DIRECT MAILED LOCALLY!


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Something Worth Reading Publisher’s Letter

Round Town


Paso Robles Chamber: But What IS a Chamber of Commerce?


The Natural Alternative: Celebrating 26 Years!

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San Miguel: 30th Sagebrush Days Parade General Store: ECHO Filling the Bowls of Those in Need

Taste of Paso



It’s Happening On Main Street: Feeling at Home Downtown

Taste of Americana: Happy Easter Dinner Recipes

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Writing Support Group: Five Helpful Writing Tips, Part 2 Directory of Local Houses of Worship

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Something Worth Reading

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s we approach a milestone for Paso Robles Magazine’s 20th anniversary we share a common tenacity with our fellow community members and business owners who together faced down an existential threat and adapted for survival. As we look ahead to May, we will celebrate 20 years of Paso Robles Magazine. It is with great pride and honor we do that with the amazing people and businesses that stood with us in one of the most economically challenging years in a century. The challenge was not as much the lack of commerce as it was the constantly changing parameters by which the state-managed our businesses. It’s nice to have a breather. As spring matures, it is a beautiful reminder that the Earth survives on an annual cycle of renewal — heaven knows we need it this year. There is plenty to criticize, but as you know, we leave that for our newspaper opinion section. If you have something you believe needs to be heard, email us! For now, it is our continuation of unity with those working on making our communities better that is important enough to note. The story of being an entrepreneur begins long before the 20th anniversary. The business is you. It is a dream come to fruition, with all the things you didn’t realize are part of the package. The business started when you dreamed it, and it began when you took action. Adding a quote to a vision board, filing the first business license, or pinning the first dollar earned in the business is just as important as reaching a milestone like a 20th anniversary edition of Paso Robles Magazine. The wildflowers blooming now were seeds in the soil, buried out of sight, working on a dream. It’s the same for those who realized their business, toiling for hours alone to craft their skills and talents, prototypes and designs. Our California state constitution declares, “All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.” Everyone deserves the opportunity to create and serve their community through business. By this right, we approach our upcoming May issue with joy and gratitude for all those who were part of the journey.

We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure and perpetuate its blessings, do establish this Constitution. ~ Preamble to the California State Constitution If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. ~ African Proverb They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

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It’s Happening on Main Street

Karyl Lammers

Main Street is everyone’s hometown—the heartbeat of America. ~ Walt Disney

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his best describes our Downtown Paso Robles. It’s hard to be a suburb of nothing. If you don’t have a Downtown, you really don’t have anything. It’s difficult to build a community around parking lots and subdivisions. Paso Robles Economic Development, with the context of historic preservation, has created a popular destination where everyone can come, kick-back, and feel at home. With our historic landmarks, we have blended in wine tasting, shops, services, bars, eateries, art, and lodging to provide the perfect hometown experience. Unfortunately, COVID, with all its restrictions, has challenged our businesses in so many ways, and yet as we have heard, “That which does not kill you, will only make you stronger.” Paso Robles is strong; we’ve rolled up our sleeves and come together to strengthen and rebuild Downtown over the past year. We have lost and will miss a few of our small businesses, which are being replaced by others as I write. Some businesses chose to close during this pandemic (it’s nice to see them opening again), while others cut way back but remained partially open to serve the community...... Thank you, Paso Robles Library; we always need you!!! And, Oh Boy, Thank you, John Rousch, for hanging-in-there through everything. We’ve all missed Park Cinemas and look forward to seeing a movie “the right way.” I have to give a Shout-out to Iliana de Leon for keeping our Barrel Project Downtown moving forward. Iliana is on the Main Street Association Board of Directors; she is a wonderful interior decorator and has devoted a lot of time and energy to the painted barrels you see all over Downtown. If you would like

to volunteer or get more information, there are brochures at the Main Street Office in the alley next to Jeffry’s Restaurant. Take the Barrel Stroll around town! In an attempt to keep up with so many changes, we now have a place called “The Sandbox,” located on the southwest corner of Park and 14th Streets Downtown. This represents a partnership with the City that was actually introduced in June 2019. It’s a Business Success Center and co-working space to provide support and office space (other than coffee shops) to help small business owners and entrepreneurs to succeed. It’s a Santa Barbara based private company which provides expertise and proven success that the City could not provide on their own. Stop by and check-it-out! It’s April - Get out of your head and into the garden! We’re in the perfect season to enjoy all Paso has to offer; we have longer days, ideal weather (actually, the winter was pretty mild), and springtime energy. Let’s get out and play, take a walk through Downtown, take a drive to see the wildflowers, drive the wine country roads; when evening falls, make your way to Sensorio, they open on April 15 and will be open until September. April brings Easter on the 4th, Earth Day on the 22nd, and Arbor Day on the 30th. Watch your calendar for events. I am so excited to see everyone!! Remember, “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right, forgive the ones who don’t, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it!!! Nobody said it would be easy; they just promised it would be worth it.” So, “why fit in when you were born to stand out?” Dr. Seuss. 

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Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

But What is a Chamber of Commerce? GINA FITZPATRICK

President/CEO Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce


onnections can make a difference in all aspects of our lives, and the support network we have around us is essential in building and shaping our success and happiness. The sense of trust and community is not only a safety net but a way for us to learn from the people who’ve already walked a mile (or several) in our shoes. That’s why so many businesses and individuals choose to join a Chamber of Commerce. With roughly 4,000 Chambers in the U.S. alone (not counting those run entirely by volunteers), hundreds of thousands of businesses see the value in joining together and working towards a common goal: building stronger businesses! Your Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce has been around since 1920, and we’ve learned a few things along the way. In response to member feedback, we tackle issues and trends taking place in our community as well as

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offer resources and services to help local businesses succeed. Our love of our local community and its vitality is why we focus not just on promoting businesses and improving growth but also advocating on behalf of our local citizens in order to ensure the success of every Paso Roblan. Consider these statistics found in a research study conducted by The Schapiro Group: • 44 percent of consumers are more likely to think favorably of businesses who are members of their local chamber • 63 percent of consumers are more likely to buy products or services from businesses who are members of their local chamber • Consumers view chamber of commerce members as trustworthy and are 12 percent more likely to believe their products or services are better than competitors From committees to mixers to ribbon cuttings

and other events, membership provides you with access to opportunities to make connections, meet potential new clients, and gain exposure for your brand. You gain a powerful voice on issues such as regulations, local government affairs, and local issues that are important. A large part of our job is linking companies and individuals to the resources they’re seeking.This includes countless calls, emails, and visits from people around the world looking for a solution that your product or service can offer. When you’re a chamber member, you become one of our resources. A visit to our downtown office provides an opportunity for the public to access published marketing materials, get advice from our staff, and even plan trips and learn about local things to see and do. It’s with great pleasure and a deep love for Paso Robles that we take very seriously our responsibility to every resident by building the local economy and growing our city. 

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ue to last year’s COVID lockdown, we, unfortunately, had to cancel our annual Customer Appreciation Day that so many of our loyal customers look forward to. Last year was our official 25 years in business!! With all safety precautions in place this year, we have decided to celebrate!! We are planning a special day just for you on Saturday, April 17 where you will enjoy 25% off storewide, along with amazing basket raffles & samples galore! When we opened the store in 1995, little did we know it would explode into “the store that’s so much more” – all thanks to you! We continue to expand our product lines while maintaining the exceptional quality supplements you’ve learned to trust. From hair and skin care products free of synthetic fragrance and parabens to a variety of meal replacement shakes, the highest quality CBD products, children’s supplements, and pet care. We also have great gift ideas, including beautiful SoulKu bracelets and necklaces! This line of jewelry is handcrafted by stay-at-home moms from Asheville, NC.

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30TH Sagebrush Days


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Saturday, April 27, 1991, San Miguel had its first Sagebrush Days Parade.

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an Miguel is having its 30th Sagebrush Days Parade on April 17, starting at noon. The Elkhorn, local restaurants, and markets will be open for food and refreshments. Bring a chair or use your tailgate to watch the parade. Yeah, we’re known for our parades being “so nice you get to see it twice,” but I’d like to think that while small towns have small parades, we bring plenty of heart. After going down Mission Street the first time, we turn the floats around and have the parade go back up Mission Street again, so you get to see both sides of the entries. The idea for this parade started in 1991; San Miguel resident Alan Belden wanted San Miguel to have a parade. He got together with a collection of local people at the Country Diner, and they formed a committee. Talking to some of the people who were there- the parade is intended to be a chance for people to see the many aspects of San Miguel’s residents, families, businesses, clubs, history, and activities. On Saturday, April 27, 1991, San Miguel had its first Sagebrush Days Parade. I spoke with Mr. Belden recently, and he said that his goal for the parade was to have a day of family fun, friends, and BBQ. When it came time to pick a name for the parade, he knew he wanted it to reference an aspect of San Miguel, and at the time, San Miguel was mostly almonds and sagebrush. The sagebrush won, and so he named it the San Miguel Sagebrush Days Parade. The committee chose to have the parade in April because San Miguel was declared a township in the month of April. The original poster artwork for the parade was done by local artist Ernest Morris, well known for his vaquero art and books about vaquero horsemanship and livestock handling. Local vaqueros and cowboys have joined the parade over the years showing their talents and skills on horseback. Local school clubs, community service organizations, sports teams, dance groups, and car groups have also joined in. Vintage farm equipment and historic military vehicles have also joined in over the years. All are welcome to participate in the parade; entry forms are available at, or just come and watch the parade and enjoy a beautiful day in San Miguel. 

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FILLING THE BOWLS OF THOSE IN NEED 2021 ECHO Empty Bowls Fundraiser, April 29


hances are good that, if you were to pop into the store right now, and if you were there long enough, you’d hear one of two things: one of us raving about Ted Lasso (just watch it), and/or you’re probably going to hear some Brandi Carlile. (We marveled at her performance at the Fox Theater in San Luis a few years back. Like cried a little. Like bought a concert t-shirt even though you’re 50.) You might also hear her band, The Highwomen, who recently won a Grammy for a song we adore called “Crowded Table.” Its lyrics seem especially poignant now, when many of us long for a table filled with the people we love, overflowing with food and noise, seated close to each other, reaching to pass the sourdough or refill a wine glass. For many in our community, and certainly, more since the pandemic started, the table would be empty if it weren’t for caring, selfless people willing to step in when help is needed. ECHO Homeless Services does just that. ECHO operates three facilities in North County; each provides meals and a safe and secure overnight shelter to meet the immediate needs of families and individuals facing hunger and homelessness. General Store Paso Robles is thrilled to support their work by being a sponsor of ECHO Empty Bowls 2021. This event combines two of the things we are most passionate about service and delicious food. And to make it even easier, ECHO Empty Bowls 2021 is a Drive-Thru! Pick up dinner for the family, enjoy soups from your favorite restaurants, and support ECHO during their 20th year. Date: Thursday, April 29 Time: Lunch! 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Place: ABC Bible Church Atascadero One $50 ticket purchases a meal of soup, bread, and dessert for a family of four. One $60 ticket purchases the same meal and adds a souvenir bowl. Visit to buy tickets. We know we will! And if you get the chance, give “Crowded Table” a listen. What could be better than “a place by the fire for everyone,” right? Happy Spring, neighbors. We appreciate you! (Little Ted Lasso reference for you there.)

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Paso People



ome have called him the “Son of Paso Robles,” being his birthday, October 9, 1944, often lands on Pioneer Day. Some also call him brother, a friend, and a square dance partner. His name is Robert (Bobby) Oeck. He is a Paso Robles High School Alumni and Paso Robles native with deep family ties to the town. And when Bobby was only 12 years old, he was in a car accident that changed his life forever. In June of 1956, while on a road trip near Denver, Colorado, with his grandfather, Max Oeck Sr. suffered an apparent heart attack, and their vehicle missed a curve, going over a 10-foot embankment. Unfortunately, Max Oeck Sr. did not survive, and Bobby’s recovery was often described as a miracle. When Bobby was found in the aftermath of the accident, he was believed to be dead. But after finding a faint heartbeat was rushed to the Children’s Hospital in Denver. Bobby and Max Oeck were the only two in the vehicle at the time. After two operations, Bobby was in a coma for six weeks. Miraculously on the road to recovery from a compound skull fracture, extensive brain damage, loss of sight in his left eye, and even the loss of his sense of smell. An article published on the front page of the Denver Post, printed Wednesday, May 10, 1961, and sold at 5 cents a copy, states, “Bobby returned to school after a year of home tutoring. His mother, Patricia Heaton-Oeck, said his recovery was ‘like a miracle.” Kim Oeck, Bobby’s younger brother, said, “They didn’t think he had a chance of surviving the accident.” After Bobby’s recovery from his near-death experience, he had to make several adjustments. See, Bobby is left-handed, and he shot using his left eye, which he lost his sight in from the accident. Learning to shoot right-handed ended up not being a problem for Bobby, “I had no depth perception at all and had to go for about six months or so before I got my depth perception back in my single eye—I had to switch to be a right-handed shooter, and I found that I could shoot better right-handed than I could left-handed.” Hunting was a tradition and way of life for the Oeck family. Bobby remembers living on venison and wild boar growing up. His father, Max Oeck Jr., and brother Kim were great huntsmen and guided hunts in the Paso Robles area. Kim, who now lives in a remote area of Wyoming, still hunts with his father’s 1939

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Winchester rifle. Bobby got so good at shooting with his right eye, Kim remembers hunting with him in Indian Valley one day, where Bobby took home two bucks. In 1962 Bobby picked up another hobby that he would enjoy for many years. Bobby joined the Paso Squares square dancing club when he was 18. During its peak, there were more than 250 square dance club members on the Central Coast. Today the club only consists of 12 members but still meets the second Thursday of the month for some good ol’ fun! Through square dancing, Bobby met his long-time friend and now roommate, Nancy Haynes of Shandon, in 1977. The Oeck family has a long history with dressing up like his Paso Robles. Kim and Bobby’s maternal Bob as a childood y Rogers. childh hero, Ro great-grandfather Walter Brush was Paso’s second and third pioneer marshal in 1932 and 1933. Several other family members held positions as chairman and marshal, including J.P. Brush, Kirby Brush, and Max Oeck. The Oeck brother’s deep family conneclong-time friend 1977 - Bob withatehis, Nancy Haynes tion to Paso Robles makes it fitting that and now roomm Bobby’s birthday often lands on Paso’s Bob recovered from his Pioneer Day, like his 21st birthday, which injuries and adjusted to life he sort of remembers. “My 21st birthday was on Pioneer Day, and of course, that’s a free drink for each bar you go into, the first drink is on the house, and I don’t remember noon arriving that day,” Bobby shared. Besides his 21st birthday, Bobby remembers much of his life and the many memories he has made along the way. “He’s never been mean to anybody. He is so friendly,” Kim explained, “He has such a good outlook on life. He has just been such a part of Paso Robles.” Both Bobby and Kim are aging in years, and the love between these two brothers is second to none; and even though Kim now lives over 1100 x, center, and Kim, Bob, left, grandpa Ma ck together. seba hor on miles away, he remains in close contact to be sure ing right, rid his older brother is always okay. 

Bob and Kim in the back of their grandpa’s pickup

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Making the Cut

By Camille DeVaul


eadhunters Barber Service closes its doors after 58 years of service in Paso Robles. At one time, there were barbershops around almost every corner in Paso. And for many of us who grew up here, Headhunters has always been a staple on Spring Street. Johnny Gates and A.J. Brown (Brownie) opened Headhunters Barber Service in November of 1963, approximately two weeks before the Kennedy Assassination. When Headhunters initially opened, it was inside the Paso Robles Hot Springs Hotel. Not long after opening, the shop moved to its current location at 1220 Spring Street, which turned out to be pretty good timing because the Hot Springs Hotel burned down on November 22, 1963. Recently, I was able to visit Headhunters. Inside was a living timeline of the barbershop. Johnny Gates, Cletis Moore, Tim Lyons, and Don Pushea sat around the shop they all owned a portion of at one time. Seated in the shop was Johnny, one of the original owners of Headhunters. Johnny got his start working for Henry Frisby at Frisby’s Barbershop on Park Street. Long-time Paso residents have said they remember a new sign in front of Frisby’s saying “New Flattop Expert Inside.” The latest expert was Johnny, fresh out of barber school. Growing up, Johnny began giving his brother’s

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flat tops, and it became what he was known for. “I was giving my brothers flat tops and good flat tops too. I was surprised,” he shared. Others remember Johnny for being the “Flat top King.” Seated next to Johnny was Cletis Moore. “I worked for Tex Arnold. That was in ‘6o, ‘61, ‘62, and then I went back down South and came back home in ‘67,” Cletis explained. After working for Tex Arnold, Cletis bounced around to a few shops, including the Men’s Room on Golden Hill, before he landed at Headhunters. Johnny retired from the barbershop in 2011. About three days later, Cletis walked in and took over Johnny’s ownership of the shop. Cletis later retired in October 2019. In the corner was Tim Lyons doing what he does best, cutting Harry Ovitt’s hair. “My stepdad was a carpenter, but he always wanted to be a barber, so he’s the one that kind of got me into it. So I said, well, I’ll go try it, and if I don’t like it, I have something to fall back on. I liked it, and I’ve been doing it ever since,” Tim shared. Tim moved to Paso Robles in 1979 and in 1989 bought Brownie’s share of the barbershop along with Don Pushea. Working as a barber for as long as these men have, they have seen all the trends come and go and then eventually come again. “We used to get a lot of cowboy kids in here. They would get the mullet, but they’d get a flat top. I called them roper doper,” said Tim. But all of the men agreed the absolute worst trend they ever saw was, in fact, the bowl cut. I think it is safe to say that trend did not make a second appearance. Almost any long-time Paso Robles resident or

local has been to Headhunters, known someone who goes there or has had their hair cut there for their entire life and now takes their kids there. Harry Ovitt, a former San Luis Obispo County Supervisor for 20 years, said, “Everybody new that comes to town, they would come in here, and it’s the old fashion barbershop, and you didn’t have to have an appointment, they were just kind of smitten by the place.” “The only other place that was more popular than that was Busi’s [bar]--everybody went there,” Harry added. Johnny reminds me that being a barber was an honest living. “You bounced around a little bit, but you made a livin’, and everywhere you went, our clientele usually followed, which was the good part-everybody knew each other,” he said. After 5o years of cutting hair and over 30 years of cutting hair together, Don and Tim have decided to close Headhunters. Partly due to a rise in rent, Tim and Don have decided not to sign on for another three-year lease for the shop.

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Previous Headhunters owners: seated Don Pushea, center Tim Lyons and right Johnny Gates.

Having to repeatedly close down the barbershop for COVID lockdown took a hard hit on the shop. “The COVID deal, every time they closed us down, you would see less clients came back,” Don explained. Both barbers say they can sense themselves being replaced by fast cuts and even faster-changing trends. “It kind of opened both of our eyes that we want to slow downwe’ve both been doing it for over 50 years,” Don said. Starting April 1, Tim will be

moving to the Haircut Shop in Atascadero, and Don will be at the Men’s Room on Golden Hill Road in Paso. Headhunters is known to many as a reminder of “Old Paso.” Many have told stories of getting their first haircut there and later bringing their children. They remember when cuts were two dollars, the shoe shiners, and the barbers who came and went. To Johnny, Headhunters was a place for everyone from all walks of life. Cowboys, city folks, criminals, and judges, the barbers of Headhunters cut all their hair. 


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ocal photographer Brittany App debuted her first film, “Where There Once Was Water,” on the San Luis Obispo Film Festival’s final day, March 14. Brittany directed and produced the film, which took five years to complete. “The day that kicked it off, I was sitting on my porch, and I looked across the street, and my neighbor was power washing his boat in his driveway, and it just made me crazy. And so I thought I needed to do something as a creative person to bring a bit more attention to the issue because some of us are just not understanding what drought means,” Brittany explained. Brittany calls herself an accidental water advocate. After traveling the world in 2008 and seeing the lack of access to clean water, Brittany knew she had a calling to help the water crisis. In 2010, she raised money for WaterAid, an international non-profit providing access to clean water and sanitation globally, by bicycling across the United States and raising $15,000. Initially, Brittany set out to document the effects of the drought throughout the state with photos. That is when she realized there was so much more to the topic than she could cover with just photos, so she decided to create a film.

has become active in the non-profit DigDeep, an organization working to bring running water to Navajo Nation families. Over 1.7 million people in the United States are still living without access to clean running water. In the film, Brittany works closely with Indigenous communities, including Kandi White, native energy and climate campaign organizer. Brittany’s eye-opening film allowed viewers to see the effects of drought, lack of water access, water pollution and then explained ways to combat the crisis. Jason Haas, a partner and general manager of Tablas Creek Winery, was featured in the film as an example of water-conscious practices. Tablas Creek states on its website, “We believe in the potential for regenerative agriculture to make a meaningful contribution to solving the world’s most pressing climate and resource challenges. To that end, we are proud to have become the United States’ first Regenerative Organic Certified™ vineyard in 2020.” Tablas Creek, located at 9339 Adelaida Road in Paso Robles, is a primarily dry-farmed vineyard and uses similar practices in the South of France. According to Haas, grapes can be dry-farmed if they are set up to do

In 2014, Brittany raised funds for her film by placing the campaign on a Kickstarter page. The film has been funded entirely by donations. Brittany reports that she hasn’t made a penny from the film since its start. Brittany traveled around California and the Southwest, some of the driest places in the country. As a result, she

so at an early age. At Tablas Creek, new vines are irrigated for about the first two years, and then they are dry-farmed. The Tablas Creek winery philosophy is, “We believe strongly in wines of terroir—the French term best translated as “somewhereness”—and choose our vineyard and winemak-

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ing practices to maximize our chances of expressing our terroir in our wines. Our goal is to produce wines with a true reflection of their varietal character, of the place where they were grown, and of the vintage that they came from.” In addition to being water conscious, Tablas Creek practices biodynamic farming. “We began farming the vineyard Biodynamically in 2010 and have incorporated a mixed grazing herd of sheep, alpacas, and donkeys into the vineyard since 2012. Our other Biodynamic practices include our extensive composting program; interplanting fruit trees among the vines, leaving sections of native vegetation, and planting insect-friendly flowering plants to attract and support a healthy mix of insects; building owl boxes to control rodent pests naturally; and keeping our own hives of bees. We received our Biodynamic® certification in 2017.” Throughout filming, Brittany decided she wanted to challenge herself. “I challenged my assumptions and was very happy for it, and it’s a very scalable solution to the problems we face,” Brittany shared. Going into the film, Brittany was convinced cows were an enemy to water.

“I went into this with the assumption, and it’s a pretty common assumption because it’s an unfortunate assumption these days that all cows are bad and eating beef is bad—I forced myself to challenge that assumption because I thought nature designed animals and plants to support each other,” Brittany explained.

After meeting with a holistically managed ranch in Northern California, Brittany says she was amazed, “The biggest surprise for me is that it turns out that cows can actually be a champion for restoring water cycles-it’s not that the cows are good or bad it’s our management.” Brittany has been a photographer on the Central Coast for 20 years, growing up in Morro Bay and now living in Carrizo Plains. Since Brittany began her photography business, she has been a photographer for the California Mid-State Fair and says she has always loved the agricultural space. Brittany closed escrow on her Carrizo Plain’s off-grid cabin in March of 2020. Five days later, California went into its first lockdown for COVID. What great timing! Due to COVID, Brittany had to cancel and postpone almost all of her photography jobs. But there is a silver lining in every cloud. Being forced to stay home, she was able to finish her film and passion project finally. The film was featured on the closing night of the SLO Film Fest, on March 14, with a panel hosted by Pepper Daniels followed, all held virtually and through Zoom. From her film, Brittany hopes, “people feel empowered and that there is a way that they can get involved regardless of how big or small or how random or common it feels. I hope that people find a way in their own life where they can be a voice for the water.” She added that she wants people to “Develop a personal relationship with water and to find a way where they can speak up for our water by changing one small piece of their life.” Brittany’s director’s statement, “Through research, curiosity, and love, I have attempted, with this film, to be in service to the water that gives us life. To tell the story that connects us all... the story of water. Time is short. The climate has changed. Water is sacred. We must find a new way. We must write a new story. And we must write it together. The choice point has arrived.”  To learn more about Brittany App’s film, “Where There Once Was Water,” visit

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hile not the hidden-away paradise of Shangri-La in James Hilton’s famous novel “Lost Horizon,” Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande are two small wine appellations that wine adventurers have for so long passed by unawares. A sense of quietude blankets this bucolic valley cradled by the Santa Lucia range and Seven Sisters peaks and bookended by the appellations of Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County. The region is filled with a rich history of old vine plantings, one of which actually got revived In the mid-1970s. Bill Greenough painstakingly restored an abandoned vineyard (c.1880) when he founded Saucelito Canyon Winery in Arroyo Grande. Later, in 1982, Jack Niven planted the historic Paragon

Vineyard and established the Edna Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area). There were other “firsts” in Arroyo Grande in the 1980s, such as Talley Vineyard’s plantings of pinot noir and chardonnay and Maison Duetz’s (now Laetitia) production of sparkling wine. John Alban made his mark by planting viognier at Alban Vineyard, a whopping 32 acres at a time when only 50 acres were planted in the world and none in North America. What makes the region special is its long growing season, cooled by the fog, kissed by the sun, and shaped by the wind. While this is exquisite pinot noir and chardonnay country, other varieties thrive here vigorously — exuberant albariño and pinot gris, fragrant riesling and gewürztraminer, finicky roussanne, and cool climate syrah.



aucelito Canyon, one of four wineries in Arroyo Grande appellation, prides itself in zinfandel planted in 1880, making it the oldest commercial vineyard in San Luis Obispo County. The Edna Valley tasting room offers a selection of zinfandels, including the 1880 Old Vine zinfandel crafted from that three-acre old vine heritage vineyard. Nearby at Talley Vineyards and Winery, Brian Talley takes justifiable pride in the family’s signature pinot noirs that are silky and lyrical with bright flavors and chardonnays expressing the vineyard’s calcareous soil and the maritime climate. Hailed as master of viognier, John Alban made his mark planting this little-known variety in 1982. More recently, Alban has added syrah and grenache to his portfolio of wines that are stunning and expressive of the hillside vineyard. We tasted barrel samples that included the 2018 amphora-aged viognier and 2017 vintages of three distinctly different syrahs, the white pepper-laced Seymour, the smoky Reva, and silky smooth Lorraine. The winery is not open to the public, but Alban wines are available through wine stores and restaurants.

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stop at the 19th-century townsite of Old Edna is a step back in time. The entire property was acquired by the Stoller family, with the main building transformed to its Sextant and Windemere Wine tasting room with a deli attached. While Windemere wines are for purchase only, Sextant tasting menu offers a Paso Robles selection. Further up, Center of Effort’s spectacular state-of-the-art hillside estate offers a flight tasting of its seductive pinot noirs and opulent chardonnays. Another scenic ambiance awaits at Tolosa, where your tasting experience ranges from lively chardonnays and silky pinot noirs to vibrant Spanish blends from Perinet, Tolosa’s sister winery in Priorat. Jean-Pierre Wolff takes pride in the oldest, “45-year old” chardonnay vineyard in this appellation. He crafts classic wines in an Old World style at his namesake winery, among them a cool-climate syrah and a silky petite sirah backed with supple tannins. Others in the area include Edna Valley Vineyards, Claiborne & Churchill, Chamisal, Kysni, and Biddle Ranch. 

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don’t recall the source of this quote, but it was in one of my old cookbooks, and I have many. The quote was this, “Life is like a cookbook as each day offers a new recipe.” I tend to agree. I also believe that food and friendship intermingle. I can’t think of many gatherings that do not include some kind of food. And think of the holidays and the food that immediately comes to mind, like turkey and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day, ham for Easter, and hotdogs grilled on the 4th of July. Those gatherings always include family and friends. Many of us learned to cook by watching and helping our mothers and grandmothers in the kitchen. I know I learned many things from both of those women. Later on, after I married, I also learned from friends, just by sharing recipes and talking about food preparation and cooking experiences. Some of us use recipes as a guide to get our creative juices flowing, while others need to follow the recipe exactly as written. Either way, cooking can add so much pleasure to daily life. There’s nothing like hearing the words, “this is so delicious, will you share the recipe?” Of course, if you are creative and have tweaked a recipe, you need to write it down; otherwise, you might not be able to “create” it again! Since we will be celebrating Easter on April 4, I’ve been researching ham recipes and found this one in Bert Greene’s Kitchen, compiled by Phillip Stephen Schulz and published in 1993. Cheers!

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The recipe is titled Red-Eyed Baked Ham, and the story goes that the dish originated over 150 years ago in the Klondike where the miners, living in lean-to’s or tents without kitchens, survived on a diet of smoked meat. A most enterprising gold digger, it is recorded, threw a spot of bourbon into his fry pan by accident one morning. When it caught fire—as alcohol is prone to do—he put out the flames with a cup of coffee. Thus one of the best boozy recipes of American cookery was created. Smoked ham is sometimes on the salty side. If you think your ham is too salty, give it a fast bath in boiling water for about 15 minutes. Drain it and cool it and dot it with whole cloves. Ingredients: • 1 smoked ham (about 7 ½ pounds) • Whole cloves • 1 clove garlic, crushed • ¼ cup Dijon mustard • 2/3 cup (packed) dark brown sugar • 1 cup strong brewed coffee • ½ cup bourbon • ¼ cup heavy or whipping cream

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the heavy skin from the ham. Using a sharp knife, score the top of the ham in a diamond pattern and insert a clove at each intersection. Place the ham on a rack in a roasting pan. Combine the garlic, mustard, and brown sugar in a small bowl; blend well. Smear the mixture over the top and sides of the ham, and let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Combine the coffee, bourbon, and cream in a medium-size bowl. Bake the ham for 1½ hours, basting every 10 minutes with the coffee-bourbon mixture. Serve the ham warm or at room temperature.

Mustard Potatoes Au Gratin

Consider serving your Easter ham with this recipe for potatoes.

Ingredients: • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions • 3 tablespoons butter, divided • 2 cups whipping cream • ½ cup Dijon mustard • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese, divided • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small saucepan, cook onions in 1 tablespoon butter for 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in cream, mustard, and remaining butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low; stir in half of the cheese until melted. Remove from heat. In a greased shallow 2-1/2-quart baking dish, layer a third of the potatoes; top with a third of the sauce. Repeat layers twice; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Cover and bake 25-30 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serves 12.

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s we pass a year into the pandemic, local leaders, families, and state policymakers focus on increasing in-person safety and addressing learning gaps safely. An area in which I have conducted research and written for several years is the current and pending shortages of qualified education employees. Traditional education employee shortages are most evident in high-need fields and high-need schools. According to the Palo Alto Learning Policy Institute, these shortages are growing across the state due to a range of pandemic-related factors, including increased early retirements and resignations and a reduced pipeline of incoming teachers. When employers recruit and retain well-prepared employees, job performance, retention, and success in practice increase. As employee shortages in California worsen, many school districts are struggling to fill positions. The Central Coast has consistently enjoyed an adequate applicant pool. However, specialty positions such as teachers of children with disabilities, English Language Learners, and the hard sciences continue to present challenges. According to recent data, many school districts throughout the state are experiencing significant shortages of qualified teachers in these specialty areas. Three years ago, I presented a report to the state legislature based on research and proposed several strategies working across the state. Our study indicated that more than 80 percent of the districts reported staff deficits have grown worse in the past few years. Communities “are experiencing alarming rates of employee vacancies,” one administrator said. “A highly competent teacher workforce is a necessary foundation for improving children’s educational outcomes, espe-

cially for those who rely on schools for their success.” In our 2018 research study, Dr. James Gentilucci, Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly, identified many communities throughout California that implemented successful local solutions to recruit and retain qualified educators. Many of these local solutions materialized as a grant or scholarship opportunity for individuals pursuing education as a career. Local Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham and local State Senator John Laird support homegrown efforts and continue to champion local solutions in our state legislature. Through the Local Solutions Grant, the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education offers scholarships to individuals seeking a teaching credential serving children with special needs. Contact our office or go to for additional information. We must maintain the emphasis on recruitment and retention at all levels of government. Legislative leaders are in conversations with Governor Newsom about next year’s budget and the challenges education faces because of pension costs, early childhood needs, special education costs, increased safety, and the aftermath of COVID. My office anticipates a need for 50-75 new teachers annually in San Luis Obispo County. This figure could climb if additional retirement occurs because of COVID. Cuesta College is exploring pathways for aspiring educators in coordination with my office as a long-term sustainable solution. Local and state efforts continue to present possible paths for additional homegrown courses of action. We anticipate that the Commission on Teacher Credentialing will again provide funding for non-teaching school employees to become teachers through a competitive grant process, and we intend to notify the community if this materializes. The San Luis Obispo County Office of Education was successful in our grant application and will again participate in the grant program. These grants, along with our apprenticeship grants, reflect the high level of dedication and talent our local schools and districts enjoy. I hope that some of the bright, talented, and caring individuals residing on the Central Coast consider serving as educators, support staff, and administrators in schools, preparing our future citizens. It is an honor to serve as your county superintendent of schools. 

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DIRECTORY of LOCAL HOUSES of WORSHIP The following listing of area houses of worship is provided by the partnership between Adelaide Inn and PASO Magazine. We hope to include all houses of worship in the Paso Robles, Templeton, San Miguel, Shandon, and Bradley areas. Your congregation is welcomed to send us updates and information to make our list complete and accurate. If you have information, please send an email to or call 805-239-1533. Please include your name, address, phone, service times, and name of spiritual leader of your congregation. Thank you, and stay blessed.

ATASCADERO Awakening Ways Spiritual Community 9315 Pismo Ave. 10 a.m. at the Pavilion Rev’s Frank & Terry Zum Mallen Congregation Ohr Tzafon 2605 Traffic Way Service: Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Janice Mehring (805) 466-0329

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

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

NACIMIENTO Heritage Village Church At The Don Everingham Center Heritage Ranch Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Brad Brown (805) 712-7265 Hill Top Christian Fellowship 2085 Gateway Drive Heritage Ranch Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jack Little (805) 239-1716 Oak Shores Christian Fellowship 2727 Turkey Cove Rd., at the Oak Shores Community Clubhouse Service: 8:30 a.m. Pastor Jack Little (760) 304-2435

PASO ROBLES 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 Bridge Christian Church Centennial Park Banquet Room 600 Nickerson Dr. Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Tim Mensing (805) 975-7178 Calvary Chapel Paso Robles 1615 Commerce Way Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Aaron Newman (805) 239-4295

Christian Life Center Assembly of God 1744 Oak St. Service Times: 10:30 a.m. Youth Ministries: Monday 7:00 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 1020 Creston Rd. Service: 9 a.m. (805) 238-4216 Missionaries: (805) 366.2363 Covenant Presbyterian Church 1450 Golden Hill Rd. Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Dan Katches (805) 238-6927 Belong Central Coast 905 Vine St. meets @ NCCF Service: Sunday 3 p.m. Senior Leaders: Pep & Angie Robey (661) 205-7853 Family Worship Center 616 Creston Rd. Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Patrick Sheean (805) 239-4809 First Baptist Church 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 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 Grace Baptist Church 535 Creston Rd. Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor Gary Barker (805) 238-3549 Highlands Church Corner S. River and Niblick 215 Oak Hill Services: 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m. Pastor James Baird (805) 226-5800

Life Worth Living Church of God 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 New Life Tabernacle 3850 So. Ramada Dr. Ste. D Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Efrain Cordero North County Christian Fellowship 421 9th St. Services: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Calagna (805) 239-3325 Paso Robles Bible Church 2206 Golden Hill Rd. Service: Sunday, 10:30 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 Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC Thirteenth and Oak Streets Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Steven Mabry (805) 238-3321 Poder de Dios Centro Familiar 500 Linne Road, Suite D Services Sunday 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 Second Baptist Church 1937 Riverside Ave. Service: 11 a.m. Pastors: Gary Jordon (805) 238-2011

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St. James Episcopal Church 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. Weekday Mass: M-S, 7 a.m. Weekend Masses: Saturday - 5 p.m. (Vigil) Sunday - 8 a.m., 10 a.m. (Family Mass) 12:30 p.m. (Spanish) 5 p.m. (Teen) & 7 p.m. (Spanish) 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 2055 Riverside Ave. Services: Everyday, 6 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Pastor Bonifacio Robles (612) 990-4701 Trinity Lutheran Church 940 Creston Rd. Worship Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Willweber (805) 238-3702 Victory Baptist Church 3850 Ramada Dr. Ste D4 Sundays - 10 & 11 a.m. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Pastor Bruce Fore (805) 221-5251 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

TEMPLETON Bethel Lutheran Church 295 Old County Rd. Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Amy Beveridge (805) 434-1329 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 Cowboy Church Family Praise & Worship 206 5th st. Service: 10 am

Pastor Vern H. Haynes Jr. 805-975-8594 Templeton Presbyterian Church 610 S. Main St. Service: 10 a.m. Reverend Charlie Little (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 3770 Ruth Way Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Keith Newsome (805) 434-5040 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 Vintage Community Church 692 Peterson Ranch Road Services: 9 & 11 a.m. Coaches: Aaron Porter, Dayn Mansfield (805) 296-1120

SAN MIGUEL Iglesia Fuente De Agua Viva 301 13th St. Services: 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Duran (805) 467-5500 Mission San Miguel Parish 775 Mission Street Weekday Mass: 8 a.m. Weekend Mass: Saturday: 5 p.m. English (Vigil) & 6:30 p.m. Spanish (Vigil) Sunday: 7 a.m., Noon & 6 p.m. (Spanish) Father Eleazar Diaz, OFM (805) 467-2131

SHANDON Shandon Assembly of God 420 Los Altos Ave. Pastor Jim Mei (805)226-9737 Spanish Service: Sunday 5 p.m. & Thurs 7 p.m. Pastor Mauro Jimenez

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magic of teamwork, hard work, and high fives. we believe in

to change anything,


create a new model





the old model obsolete. we believe


local honey. we believe

music, sports,

in family , friends ,

education, and

that all ideas are

kids. we believe

big ideas when they

handshakes and

matter to you. we

hugs are better

believe in being the

homemade lemonade and

art ,

and sharing warm bread. we believe in lighting each other ’ s candles .

than likes and shares.

most fun.

we believe in the story of us.

Paso Robles Magazine Manifesto adopted 2018

13 Stars Digital........................................13 A Heavenly Home...................................27 AM Sun Solar...........................................13 American Riviera Bank............................35 Athlon Fitness & Performance................21 Blake’s True Value....................................23 bloke........................................................25 Bob Sprain’s Draperies............................30 Bridge Sportsman’s Center.....................23 CalSun Electric & Solar............................31 City of Paso Robles Recreation & Library..................................7

Coast Electronics......................................15 Connect Home Loans..............................11 Dr. Maureeni Stanislaus..........................33 Farron Elizabeth.......................................25 Five Star Rain Gutters..............................33 Frontier Floors..........................................12 General Store Paso Robles......................17 Hamon Overhead Door...........................33 Harvest Senior Living, LLC.......................33 Hearing Aid Specialists of The Central Coast...................................3 Hearing Solutions...................................27

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DIRECTORY TO OUR ADVERTISERS This issue of Paso Robles Magazine brought to you by Humana...................................................35 Kaitilin Riley, DDS....................................29 Lansford Dental.........................................5 Main Street Small Animal Hospital.......................................19 Megan’s CBD Market..............................31 Nick’s Painting.........................................17

O’Conner Pest Control.............................13 Odyssey World Cafe................................12 Optometric Care Associates......................9 Orchard & Vineyard Supply.....................24 Pasadera Homes.......................................9 Paso PetCare............................................27 Paso Robles District Cemetery................11

Thank you for being #pasostrong

Paso Robles Handyman..........................28 Paso Robles Safe and Lock......................27 Paso Robles Waste & Recycle..................14 Pegasus Senior Living – Creston Villiage................................ 19, 29 Red Scooter Deli......................................17 Rick Cook.................................................28 Robert Fry, M.D........................................21 Robert Hall Winery....................................2 Rotary Club of Paso Robles.....................11 San Luis Obispo County Office of Education..................................29

Solarponics..............................................25 Ted Hamm Ins.........................................31 Teresa Rhyne Law Group.........................25 The Natural Alternative............................15 The Oaks at Paso Robles, Westmont Living.....................................31 Tooth and Nail Winery...............................4 Vina Robles Amphitheater......................36 Visit SLO Coast, Boutique Hotel Collection......................19 Writing Support Group...........................30 Wyatt Wicks Finish Carpentry, Inc...........13

Paso Robles Magazine | April 2021

“They’re Amazing to Work With”

What does True Community Banking mean? It means working together to find solutions under even the most trying of circumstances. BUSINESS RESERVE LINES OF CREDIT SBA504 AND 7A LOANS

Preferred SBA Lender

“American Riviera Bank gave us one of our first loans. They give me the best rates, and they’re amazing to work with. I feel like I’m partnered almost with a family here to help me grow my business.” — Tomas Medeiros, Jr., California Mobile Kitchens

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