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FEATURES

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2020 Roblan of the Year

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2021 Roblan of the Year

Pat Bland

by Camille DeVaul

After the delay caused by COVID-19 Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce announced Patricia (Pat) Bland as their 2020 Roblan of the Year for her commitment to the Paso Robles community.

Brian Thorndyke by Camille DeVaul

The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce named Brian Thorndyke, Roblan of the Year, for his significant contributions to Paso Robles through community action, donations, and other ongoing community outreaches.

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2021 Beautification of the Year

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California Coast Beer Co. by Camille DeVaul

Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce granted the 2021 Beautification of the Year Award to California Coast Beer Co. for the transformation of Tozzi’s Auto Shop on Railroad Street.

The ‘Tail’ of Woods Humane Society by Christianna Marks

Woods Humane Society has been a staple in animal adoptions for San Luis Obispo County since it was founded by Frances Newhall Woods in 1955.

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Paso Robles Main Street: Spring Natures Way of Saying Let’s Party The Natural Alternative: Maximize Your Workout Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce: Unhoused Population Features Study General Store: Inspired by the Sea of Self-Care Paso Robles Area Historical Society: Over 130 Years with Paso Robles City Park

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“A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”

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ood day Paso Robles! It has been a while since I went completely off-script in the Paso Robles Magazine publisher’s letter. I wanna make it count. First, let me thank all of you fabulous readers who have been with us since September 2017 when we took over for the remarkable Bob Chute, and all those who helped Bob create a good thing we keep going.

It’s been a true honor! Think about it. This young entrepreneur family, ready to publish and enjoy our amazing community here. It was a dream come true. Things were going so good, we started a sister publication in Atascadero in 2018 (then called Colony Magazine) and then a travel magazine in 2019. So well in fact that the owner of the local newspapers called and asked if we wanted to take over the newspapers here — of course we did!

That is when Hayley left her job in the medical industry to join our upstart. What a time. What a tale. We had no idea we’d watch the world crumble just six months later with global health crisis. Really though, 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year in so many ways.

We made it through and you all know who you are who kept us going! We are happy to be on your team.

So here we are now, after deciding in 2020 that we wanted to grow and not die as a company. So we did. We picked up five new publications and now serve the entire county of San Luis Obispo with great magazines, have a really young and fun team of 13 employees (yes, they are all Stars). We also serve Santa Ynez Valley with the SYV Star, and the amazing City of Malibu with The Malibu Times and Malibu Times Magazine. We’ve all watched the world change (or not) over the past two years and it seems as though Abraham Lincoln was right — you will be just as happy as you make your mind up to be. Our team likes the real world. We like real people. We like creating something you can keep on the counter or coffee table. We like printing something worth reading.

Since the beginning, you have given us something worth writing about, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and you can thank all our advertisers for making it all possible by shopping their stores and making a new friend for life. We all appreciate it. Stay Blessed,

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pend some Spring Time in Paso Robles. Locals, come out and join everyone, get to know what’s going on in your town. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. Paso has the unique pleasure of being a small town with art, culture, events, dining, and nightlife while being surrounded by the most beautiful and fun countryside. You will find over 200 wineries, several parks (including Ravine Waterpark), and a number of venues for social events all year long. We have Vina Robles Amphitheater, Paso Robles Horse Park, Sensorio lights & sounds just to name a few. Everyone is invited to be a part of Paso’s energy! Downtown is the destination where you find everything within walking distance. Enjoy a day of shopping: art, clothing, gifts, antiques, and specialty shops sprinkled throughout town. When evening falls, there are many choices for dining and entertainment. Park Cinemas, our movie theater located at the corner of Pine and 11th Streets, shows the latest movies every afternoon and evening. Some restaurants and wine tasting rooms provide entertainment. In addition, we have a few bars downtown for you to enjoy. Our newest bar is the Cane Tiki Room, located at 1240 Park Street. This bar specializes in washing away all your stresses one sip at a time. The exotic tiki cocktails are paired with Polynesian-infused small bites in this tropical tiki room. This bar comes to you by our own Donovan, owner of Pappy McGregors, 1122 Speakeasy, and Fish Gaucho. Thanks, Donovan, for keeping our spirits high. Oh, what’s next? Main Street is always busy keeping the downtown clean and up to date. We have painted barrels in front of businesses all over

town. Wineries donate the barrels, volunteer Lou then repairs and cuts each barrel. Volunteer Iliana and her team paint and deliver the barrels. It’s a gift from Main Street. There is a brochure for The Barrel Stroll at the Main

Photo by Camille DeVaul

Street office and in the kiosk on 13th and Park Streets. Where is the Main Street Office, you ask?? It’s in the middle of the alley called Norma’s Way. We now have a landmark for you to find us a little easier. It’s on the north side of the alley between 12th and 13th and Park and Pine Streets. All you have to do is look up! This

Karyl Lammers beautiful work of art was designed by local artist Dale Evers, the tiles and patina were done by daughter Chloe Joy, and the fabrication is by long-time business partner Tim Anderson. This was a private venture with no city funds and relays the hope for more public art throughout downtown. Given the beautiful old buildings around town, the painted barrels full of special plants, a couple of murals, and now this arch, it’s enjoyable to stroll through town, sit on a bench, relax and rewind. “Each of us deserves time away in which no problems are confronted; no solutions searched for. Each one of us needs to withdraw from cares which will not withdraw from us.” With the onset of spring and the beginning of April, events in our City park have begun. The Easter Bunny starts us off on April 9 with his annual visit to the Holiday House from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Easter Sunday is April 17. Enjoy your family and friends. There are so many people going through truly bad times; pray for them as you count your blessings! April 23 is the Annual Recycled Treasures. This is when the park fills with vendors new and used. It’s a great shopping day. Alongside this event in the City Park is the 13th Annual Vintage Sidecar Rendezvous. It’s a day of gathering for sidecar enthusiasts after a two-year break. Time to catch up! The fun has begun; the City Park is now on a roll. Events will happen through the end of 2022. So get your calendar at the Main Street office and be ready! Spring makes the world a Happy Place You see a smile on every face. Flowers come out, and Birds arrive Oh, isn’t it grand to BE ALIVE! 

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personally want to thank you for supporting The Natural Alternative since we opened our doors 27 years ago! We are planning a special day just for you on Saturday, April 23, where you will enjoy 25% off storewide, including multiple raffle baskets given away to appreciative customers, vendors sampling out their goods, and samples galore! Mark your calendar and help us celebrate! 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 have continued to expand our product lines, maintaining the exceptional quality supplements you’ve learned to trust! All of our hair and skincare lines are free of chemicals. We are proud to offer a variety of meal replacement shakes, greens, the highest quality CBD products, children’s supplements, pet care, and perfect gift ideas, including beautiful SoulKu bracelets and necklaces! This line of jewelry is handcrafted by moms from Asheville, NC, to support nonprofits that celebrate, inspire, empower, and connect women. So popular! Hunter J’s Reserves, a local CBD

company, will join us to sample out their amazing selection of full-spectrum CBD lotions in a variety of scents (from pure essential oils) as well as unscented in either 500 mg or 1000 mg strengths. In addition, Be Rooted Botanicals from Santa Cruz will join us to provide samples of their powerful CBD Arnica cream & CBD Magnesium day or night creams to soothe your achy muscles! Also, enjoy Whalebird Kombucha to keep you energized as well as hydrated while you shop! My talented staff will be on hand all day to answer your questions and assist you with your special shopping needs! Mark your calendar – this is a big one! Saturday, April 23, from 10 till 5 for the STOREWIDE SALE! Enter to win one of our many baskets and receive tons of samples with each purchase! It’s our way of saying THANK YOU to our wonderful community for supporting The Natural Alternative since 1995! The Team @ The Natural Alternative Bobbi, Rachel, Moriah, Jessica & Megan

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Unhoused Population Futures Study By Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

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ur Roblans understand that a strong vision can ensure success and growth for our community for years to come. Our City is made of innovative entrepreneurs with an eye toward the future, caring individuals working to make a difference in the lives of others today, and families deeply rooted in the City’s history — and each of us shares a commitment to making a positive impact for the next generation. However, we know that to do so, the work needs to start now. Your Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Paso Robles, has embarked on a new initiative to explore and analyze homelessness within our community by implementing the Paso Robles Unhoused Population Futures Study. We have invited members of our community with diverse identities, beliefs, and lived experiences to participate in a facilitated study as we look beyond what is occurring

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now to ascertain how the challenges posed by homelessness in our community will manifest itself in the future. We know this is an ambitious goal, so what exactly is planned? Our partner organizations are currently working diligently to minimize the impact of homelessness on our community and support those who are unhoused. The Futures Study will complement these meaningful and compassionate efforts by pairing community input with long-term analysis and providing suggested actions validated by detailed research. This will be a guided process led by an independent consultant taking place from March through May, culminating in a report submitted to the Paso Robles City Council. Futures Studies are robust, holistic, and systematic ways to evaluate how past and present events have impacted trends related to a challenge. As we learn historically how events and trends became interconnected, we can antic-

ipate how future events may or may not shape trends moving forward. From this understanding, the study can develop realistic future scenarios regarding homelessness that can be used to support the City’s strategic planning and next steps. A diverse group of community members will share thoughts and ideas representative of our entire community, and all those with a vested interest in the topic were invited to apply to join the study sessions and meetings. During March, April and May, they will brainstorm, conduct independent research, and participate in facilitated group discussions. Chamber President and CEO, Gina Fitzpatrick said, “As Roblans, we’re committed to strengthening our community and addressing the unique challenges we face together. This study will bring together diverse thoughts and perspectives on the topic of homelessness and offer solution-oriented recommendations for the future. As the Chamber of Commerce, we appreciate the City’s commitment toward this important work and believe their action in taking a vested interest in this study speaks volumes.” We look forward to keeping our community informed as the study progresses. 

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Inspired-by-the-Sea Self-Care from our Friends at Kelpful

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magine you’re on the coast of Ireland, standing next to a whiskey barrel. But it’s not Lagavulin single malt scotch whiskey in that barrel. It’s full to the top of piping hot salt water and long ribbons of kelp. You move straight from the frigid waters of the ocean, up little wooden steps, and then plunge yourself into the toasty water. It’s a ritual that’s hundreds of years old. And now, thanks to the folks at Kelpful, you can create that same experience in your own little tub here on the central coast of California. Kelpful is a SLO-based, small worker-owned cooperative run by women with a dream of farming seaweed. They wild harvest by hand, dry it in the sun, and - up until recently - use it in delicious seasonings that we’ve been happy to share with customers to sprinkle over popcorn or turn an ordinary rice bowl into a more sushi-esque experience. We were fascinated when we heard they had branched out into bath and body goods, and are now carrying Kelpful’s unique, local, and fantastic products at General Store Paso! Why Seaweed for Self Care? Because it’s positively magical for your skin, as the algal gels are powerfully hydrating and softening. Seaweed contains mega amounts of collagen and Hyal-

uronic acid, both of which hydrate, strengthen, and increase elasticity. It’s also powerfully anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and detoxifying. Their Merfolk Bath Salt seaweed bath salts ease sore muscles, reduce stress, and bring vitality to the mind, body, and spirit. Seaweed is a natural source of essential minerals and is anti-inflammatory and detoxifying. Organic Rose, Calendula, Lavender and epsom salt combine to, as Kelpful shares, “calm the body and open the heart to healing.” We’re also keen on their Kelp Face Mask. It’s detoxifying, balancing, and deeply hydrating. Like a multivitamin for your face. (And who doesn’t want a little extra glow?) And speaking of glow, their Kelp Sugar Scrub, made with CA small-batch olive oil and calendula, leaves your skin soft and invigorated. Kelpful also donates 1% of their profits to restore California kelp forests. We’re planning an in-store demo this month…follow us on Instagram @ GeneralStorePaso to find out more. Cheers to a beautiful Spring, a little self-care, and seeing you soon in the store (so you can check out our new floors!) The team at General Store Paso Robles

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Paso Robles City Park By Camille DeVaul and the Paso Robles Area Historical Society

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aso Robles is unique for many reasons, but it is also the only town in San Luis Obispo County that can boast a city park as a “hub” in its business area. By the 1880s, Paso Robles grew into a bustling town boasting about 500 residents in 1888. Back then, Paso was known for its mineral hot springs, but town founders Drury James, Daniel, and James Blackburn decided it was time to add a City Park. In 1887, the founders donated two city blocks in front of the Paso Robles Hotel from 11th to 12th Street to dedicate as a city park. It was stipulated that the “grounds were to be cared for and to be used only for the pleasure of the public.” Construction of the park began in 1888. The townspeople came together for a planting day, bringing all kinds of vegetation to fill the park. Original plantings were named after their donors, such as “Mr. Shackleford’s Pine” or “Dr. Call’s Tree.” Band concerts were held in the Park every Sunday afternoon, and a series of entertainment and theatrical events were held to raise money for the development of the City Park. The first fundraising event was held in the Masonic Hall under the management of Miss McCalpine, and several ladies of the Paso Robles region. A piano duet by Miss McCalpine and one of her pupils, Miss Carrie James, opened the program. There, Mrs. Shackleford and Mrs. Giberson were called upon for a vocal duet and guitar accompaniment, raising $489 towards the City Park improvements. Originally, the entire park was hedged by a fence of cactus, and in 1890 a bandstand was built. Private theatrical performances raised the money for the bandstand. The park also housed pens that held deer and a beautiful fish pond. The deer pen was located just east of Spring Street. The park’s pet deer were named Wimpy and Wampus. They turned out to be quite the attraction, especially when new fawns were born. However, in 1952, the deer were

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removed from the park. If you’ve been to the City Park, then you have likely seen the water fountain that sits at the head of the park, bordering 13th Street and Park Street. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union raised funds for this fountain way back in 1899. The City Park’s playground is arguably one of its most popular attractions. The playground was built in the 1930s with swings, teeter-totters, and the infamous merry-go-round. Unfortunately, due to safety concerns, the merrygo-round was removed from the playground in 2004. It now resides at the Paso Robles Pioneer Museum as a true piece of history. Of course, the City Park played a big part in Paso Robles’ celebration of Pioneer Day with the annual parade and bean feed. The parade would wind around the City Park and became the meeting place following the parade.

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 The Paso Robles City Park was built in 1887 after town founders donated two blocks. Photo by Archived PRAHS photo Certain trees in the Park were designated and marked as meeting spots. If you wanted to meet a friend from a particular area of Paso Robles, you just went to the marked tree, whether it be Union, Creston, Estrella, or any of the other districts, and there would be families with their picnic baskets spread out on grass and tables. The Paso Robles Downtown City Park continues to awe and amaze visitors and locals. It is the place for everything from simple family gatherings to the annual Mid State Fair Pancake Breakfast, Concerts in the Park, the Christmas Light

Parade, car and art shows, craft festivals, and much more. Paso Robles Main Street Association and the City of Paso Robles have been instrumental in preserving and promoting this gem. The popular merry-go-round was added in the 1930s and removed in 2004. Photo by Archived PRAHS 

 Laying the cornerstone of the Carnegie Library in 1908. Photo by Archived PRAHS

The park’s pet deer were an original attraction and removed in the 1950s. Photo by Archived PRAHS 

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Paso People • Dale Evers

Archway Installed Over

Norma’s Way By Camille DeVaul

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fter over two years in the making, an archway, created and designed by local artist Dale Evers, was installed over Norma’s Alley on Pine and 12th Street on Tuesday, February 22. Norma’s Alley is home to Norma Moye’s place of work, the Paso Robles Main Street Association. Norma, as Dale describes her, is “the stuff of folklore.” She has made her mark in the Paso Robles community as the creator behind many annual events, including the Vine Street Christmas Victorian Showcase, and founder of the Paso Robles Area Historical Society. “I was totally surprised. I was blown away,” said Norma when talking about how much she loves her archway. “The business community does owe her a debt of gratitude,” Dale said, “She has done so much downtown to become the kind of success it is. She plays a silent role, but she does it.” Originally, the archway was to be completed within six months. But due to COVID and other unforeseen issues, the archway was completed in just over two years. Dale says he also did not originally plan to add mosaic details to the project, but he says during its creation, the piece begged for mosaic. Being a mixed media artist, Dale gave the archway ornate details with iodized

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and dichroic glass mosaic pieces. Sitting atop the archway is a rooster, which Dale says he gets so many questions on. Simply put, Dale said roosters are pretty cool. “People say why is it a rooster,” he said. “Why not? Tell me why not. I am more interested in why not a rooster than I am why a rooster.” In addition to roosters being pretty cool to look at, they are also Norma’s Chinese Zodiac sign. People born in the year of the rooster tend to be sociable, accomplished, outspoken, and well dressed—all traits that Norma carries very well. An acorn sits below the rooster as a nod to El Paso de Robles or “The Pass of the Oaks.” The spoon and fork on the arch represent the evolution of food being added to Norma’s Alley. The

alley has become home to Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ and new wine bars in recent years. Dale, a long-time artist and business owner in Paso Robles, proposed the archway project to Paso Robles Director of Community Development Warren Frace. The project was unanimously approved by City Council on December 3, 2020, and was privately funded by Hotel Cheval owners Robert and Sherry Gilson and local developer Nick Tompkins. “I am very grateful to them,” says Dale, who was able to complete the project for a discounted rate using the donated funds. Dale is looking to work with the city and local donors to bring more depth and art to downtown Paso Robles. He is especially excited to start on the plans proposed for Railroad Street. In 2018 the City unveiled its plans for the Paso Railroad District. The district is mapped out for Railroad Street between 10th and 12th Street, behind the Park Cinemas Theater. Proposed projects in the area include an archway, historical murals, and unearthed railroad artifacts. Visions for the Railroad Street archway are already brewing in Dale’s mind, “I just have to find out if the city can be as crazy as I am.” Find more information on the Railroad District at prcity.com/755/Railroad-Street-Design-Plan. 

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aso Robles Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) is playing catch up this year in announcing Patricia Bland as their 2020 Roblan of the Year. The chamber delayed their announcement because of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean Pat is any less deserving of being recognized for her commitment to the Paso Robles community. Patricia, known to the community as Pat, is one of those people who retired from her career yet, never stopped working. She has more energy than most, and her life mantra might be, “All things are possible — after hot yoga class.” Her resume of community involvement includes some of Paso’s dearest organizations. She has been an active member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Central Coast, local Boy Scout Troop 60, Paso Robles Recreation Foundation, Paso Robles Youth Arts, Swim Paso, and more. For over thirty years, Pat worked in finance for local banks, which she credits as her threshold for introducing her to working with the community. Pat came to Paso Robles in the 1980s with her husband, Michael (Mike), who worked as a vineyard manager and winemaker for Ranchita Oaks Winery. Mike, a fourth-generation Californian, grew up in Greenfield near Salinas. The two met while attending UC Davis in the ‘70s, both majoring in Ag Economics and Business Management. They married on May 25, 1980, and made their move to Paso Robles in 1981. The couple’s final move to Paso was Pat’s first chance to build roots in a town, “It’s nice to put down roots and have more of a community.” With her father being a Strategic Air Command for the US Air Force, her family moved around many times through her childhood. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Pat also lived in Little Rock, Arkansas, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Germany, and more until they finally settled in Mountain View, California, where she finished high school. “I had a really good experience,” recalls Pat, “I was outgoing by nature. I don’t know if that’s because you had to be for survival — I enjoyed meeting new people and doing new things.” Being the oldest, Pat was able to travel more with her parents, seeing much of the world by the time she was 18. Those early childhood experiences instilled a love to explore the world even later in life with her husband, Mike. After the birth of their twin boys, David and Ivan, in 1985 (their daughter Elizabeth was born in 1982), Mike decided to stay home to raise their children while Pat was able to pursue her career in finance. The birth of the twins is a story all on its own. See, Pat, Mike, and all her doctors did not know she was having twins. Her first son was born about 20 minutes to midnight. Her doctor figured that was that and left the hospital. It wasn’t until a nurse realized after midnight that there was indeed another child in Pat ready to be born. A nurse ran out into the parking lot to catch the doctor before he drove away. Four months into her pregnancy Pat says, “I knew something was amiss.” Referring to several clues that throughout her pregnancy that she was having twins. Unfortunately, they are all just simply missed.

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Despite the little hiccup, Mike was not afraid to take on the new challenge. He dove headfirst into helping raise his children, volunteering at schools where he was inspired to go back to school and earn his teaching credentials. Mike then spent over a decade as a dual-language Spanish immersion teacher at Georgia Brown Elementary School. Mike passed away unexpectedly in July 2011, undoubtedly leaving his mark on many throughout the community. Pat has now set up the Michael W. Bland Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit his former Paso Robles students. It is also through Mike that Pat and the 2021 Roblan of the Year, Brian Thorndyke, are connected. Mike was Brian’s daughters’ fourth-grade teacher at Georgia Brown. So, yes, it is a small world in Paso Robles. Meanwhile, Pat began her finance career at the First Bank of San Luis Obispo in 2006. From there, she worked for Bank of America and eventually ended up being recruited for Rabobank (now Mechanics Bank) in Paso Robles. Working for a local bank allowed her volunteer career to blossom. From the mid-’80s to ‘90s, Pat volunteered to teach financial literacy at Paso Robles High School through the Life Skills/Home Economics classes and again volunteered through United Way for the past five years. Pat finds herself attracted to organizations that offer more opportunities to youth, “I think the organizations that I like the most, and those are the ones I’ve spent the most time at, are the ones that have kids involved.” Her involvement with the Boys and Girls Club began in 2011. During her time there, she served as corporate secretary, treasurer, and unpaid interim CEO. She helped create procedures and policies for the organization and offered to help regardless of how much time she had on her hands. She currently sits as President on the Board of Directors for the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation, secretary for REC Foundation, and treasurer for Swim Paso. That doesn’t include occasionally lending a hand to the Pioneer Day Committee and other organizations. But then there is her other role, Grandma, to her six grandchildren. Between her career, family, and volunteerism, Pat is always on the move. Her husband Mike would always joke with her saying, “What are you doing, trying to become Roblan of the Year?”

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eing named Roblan of the Year was never something Brian Thorndyke expected. But whether he expected it or not, the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) has named Brian the 2021 Roblan of the year — and it was very well deserved. When he learned the news of becoming Roblan, Brian said, “I was extremely surprised by that and of course honored, but I wouldn’t in a million years have guessed that to happen.” The Roblan of the Year is chosen from the previous Roblans of the Month. An initiative put together by the PRCC to recognize individuals who make significant contributions to Paso Robles through community action, donations, and other ongoing community outreaches. Brian was named Roblan of the Month back in 2004. Being involved with the community is something Brian learned by watching his parents, Mike and Bonnie. They each led by example, his father being a dedicated member of the Lions Club and Jaycees. Bonnie has been involved with the sorority Beta Sigma Phi for 58 years giving back to our community and Trinity Lutheran Church as a Braille worker. Later in his life, Mike was a city councilman and lifetime supporter of the Paso Robles Bearcats. Sadly, Mike passed away unexpectedly in 2009. The Thorndyke family started their Central Coast residency in San Simeon, where Brian’s great-great-grandfather, Captain Thorndyke, was the first lighthouse keeper for the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. The family also owned a general store later known as Sebastians and today is in renovation to become a tasting room for Hearst Ranch Winery. Brian’s grandparents Mervin (Bud) and Marjorie (Marnie), then made a move to Paso Robles, where they started the infamous Wayside Liquor in 1963. At the time, Brian explained the East side of Paso Robles was underdeveloped and empty, “Everybody thought they were crazy.” But, as we all know, Wayside Liquor was quite the success. The store expanded and stayed in the family until 2013. In addition to owning and operating Wayside Liquor, the Thorndyke family owned the Gold Coast Ice Company, where he worked bagging ice after school — he still shivers just thinking about it! And then his parents had the Talk Shop on 12th Street (for those too young to know, that was what we had before Verizon stores). Brian was born at the former Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital off 15th Street before closing in 1977. Like his father before him, Brian was a Bearcat along with his wife, Stephanie. The two are high school sweethearts, married in 1996 and celebrating 36 years together. As kids growing up in Paso, he says the big thing for them was cruising on Spring street on Friday or Saturday nights, going from Polar Freeze to Foster Freeze. It’s that small-town atmosphere that keeps Brian here. He explains growing up in Paso, “It seemed like simpler times back then compared to now. It was great. I enjoyed growing up here. Hearing stories from my mom and dad, they graduated from Paso High School as well.” The Thorndyke Bearcat legacy lives on with Brian’s children, Kelsy and Camryn PRHS graduates, and Conner, who graduates this year. Most teenagers want to leave their small town’s behind when they have

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the chance. “Growing up in a small town, as I get older, I appreciate it more. Maybe I didn’t appreciate it as much back then,” Brian shared. After graduation, Brian left for college in San Mateo. But less than a year later, he decided Paso wasn’t so bad. He came back home and began deciding how he was going to make a living in his hometown. That was when his mom suggested he try real estate. By the time he was 20 years old, Brian had his real estate license and started his 32 yearlong career and his business partnership with friend Scott Erkhe in 1992. Five years ago, the two built their satellite office on Vine Street and joined RE/MAX Success. In 2006, Brian was even named Realtor of the Year. Brian became involved with the community early on. Like his father, he joined the Paso Robles Jaycees, a local community service club, as soon as he was old enough. Then he became involved with the PRCC, even working on the Pioneer Day Committee and Business Expo. Later, Brian developed a habit of forming non-profits serving local children, “I love every one of them [non-profits], and they are all so different. I do like the idea of trying to fill a void if there is one.” The first was the Up With Kids program, now under the wings of RE/MAX Parkside Real Estate. This program gives local children a back-to-school shopping spree at Target and a ride in the RE/MAX hot air balloon before the store opens. The program is now celebrating 21 years and still going strong. Brian was also instrumental in building the Paso Robles Education Alliance (PREA) in 2008. PREA is another non-profit, community-based organization that supports the educational environment of Paso Robles Public Schools by funding teaching grants for supplies and other needs and even student scholarships. Most recently, he helped develop Success Charities with RE/MAX Success. Proceeds raised at their event, Cheers to Charity, are donated to a different community cause each year. Agents raise money throughout the year with funds supporting local people and needs throughout the year. Last year’s Cheers to Charity funds went to youth sports, where Success Charities donated over $42,000 to 27 local sports teams. “Giving to others. There’s a great feeling that comes with it,” says Brian, “When I think that I’m good for a while and I want a break, it doesn’t seem to last. There’s a piece of me that’s missing.” All of the non-profits Brian has had a hand in become great success stories. But he insists it was a group effort with people who had the same desires and passions. He adds, “The success of these committees and organizations were all part of surrounding myself with all these great people.”

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aso Robles Chamber of Commerce granted the 2021 Beautification of the Year Award to California Coast Beer Co. for the transformation and preservation of Tozzi’s Auto Shop on Railroad Street. Co-owners Rich Clayton and Frank Panian purchased the old auto shop from Mike Tozzi in hopes of creating a brewery in a building that held roots to Paso Robles. “He [Mike Tozzi] loved that our goal was not to knock it down or build a hotel or change it but to preserve the actual look that had been there for its history, the life of that building,” Clayton shared. The Beautification Award is presented to a business that has enhanced the community by beautifying an area through new construction or redevelopment of a project that preserves Paso Robles’ heritage through the renovation of a historic building. “When I was reviewing the guidelines for the Chamber board, one building checked all the boxes. Cal Coast Beer Co.,” said Isiah Gomer, Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Chair 2021. “They renovated a historic building and created a great local experience for all to enjoy downtown. Over the years, they have continued to upgrade and expand to create a wonderful atmosphere where friends and family have a comfortable space to enjoy our Paso evenings.” It took Clayton and Panian nearly two years to refurbish the building with the help of many friends. Many of the building’s materials were refurbished and recycled, mainly from the site itself. The back patio and deck are made of materials from the Pismo Pier. Old signs are hung on the walls inside the brewery, bringing back memories for long-time Roblan residents. Tozzi, who passed away in 2021, coached at the high school along with running his auto shop. He built a weight room for athletes to use before one was available at Paso Robles High School. Now, customers come in for a beer and recognize where they used to lift weights. Clayton jokes that he is going to hang a weight room sign there one of these days. “We are forever thankful to him [Tozzi] for giving us an opportunity to be in a place like down-

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town Paso and their family,” Clayton said. “The story is as much about them giving a couple of guys an opportunity to live their dream after somebody else lived theirs.” Tozzi made a great living owning and operating Tozzi’s Autoshop. After retiring from auto work, he used the shop for tinkering and as a space for his band, Mike Tozzi and the Indian Valley Band, to practice. Tozzi had received several offers from people to purchase his property and build a hotel, but all were turned down. It took several meetings with Panian and Clayton before he finally decided to go through with selling the property. That’s because Tozzi did not want the history of Tozzi’s to be erased from Railroad Street. But after putting faith in Panian and Clayton and seeing what they turned the building into, Clayton recounts, “He said if you told me this was possible, I wouldn’t have believed you.” “That was our goal, to preserve,” Clayton added. “There’s too many things being taken down, and you cant replace that real history.” The Cal Coast Beer Co. mantra is “People. Pints. Possibilities.” It is based on the people who helped make the brewery possible. It is the friendship between Panian and Clayton alongside Craig Koontz. Koontz is where pints come in. He and Clayton were childhood friends growing up in Redding. He taught Panian and Clayton everything they needed to know about making beer. “Possibilities” was taking the chance and building a company together. But the brewery has become more than just a company. It’s become the spot for the hometowners and where people reminisce on good times while creating new ones. And that is what Panian and Clayton wanted. “That’s what we were going for is the people of Paso being able to come back and have pride whether they want to drink a beer there or not, they can come and listen to music and see the building and show everybody and talk about what it was and what it is tomorrow,” Clayton said.

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RUNNING OUR WAY THROUGH By Camille DeVaul

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pring has sprung here in California. The weather is heating up and the season of marathons, 5Ks, and triathlons are officially back here in North County! Like everything else, COVID-19 forced the cancellation of marathons everywhere. While many tried going virtual, we can all admit at this point that it is no replacement for gathering with our future humans face to face. So, while we look back and remember some of the good times, we’ve had running, walking, or jogging, let’s also look forward to a year chock full of marathons, 5Ks, and triathlons.

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scenery or strengthen your endurance. The race starts at sunset and runs through the night under the moon and stars until sunrise. For more information or to register, visit silvermoonrace.com

Lake San Antonio Triathlon May 1 - Bradley The Lake San Antonio Triathlon is back this year to kick off the month of May. The triathlon includes a variety of challenges with their sprint, Olympic course, long course, parent/child, duathlon, and aqua bike. Their first year in 2019 was a great success, and they are ready to come back in 2022. For more information or to register, visit lakesanantoniotriathlon.com

Lighthouse 5k Fun Run June 4 - Santa Margarita The 8th Annual Lighthouse 5K Run Run returns this June. Runners can look forward to a scenic trail to walk or run along with a kids halfmile and 100-yard dash. It will be a day of fun for the whole family with raffle prizes, race awards, Kiwanis pancake breakfast, vendor fair and bounce house! Most importantly, you’ll be helping Lighthouse support victims of addiction and work in spreading awareness, prevention, intervention, and education of substance abuse. The 2019 event brought in more than $25,000 for Lighthouse, its biggest year yet! For more information or to register, visit lighthouseatascadero.org/fun-run.html

Silver Moon Race May 14 to 15 - Paso Robles This May, the Silver Moon Race is returning to Paso Robles for its second annual race. The Silver Moon Race is a two-mile lap race across farm and vineyard roads. Go at your own pace and enjoy the

Paso Robles Wine Country 1/2 Marathon November 13 - Paso Robles Wine Country Runs is celebrating 25 years of bringing athletes together. The non-profit made its sole purpose to support local charities and youth sports organizations in North County.

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Registrations for this year’s Paso Robles Wine Country Half Marathon open April 1. The event is returning as an in-person event at Cali Paso Villa and Winery. Past recipients of funds from Wine Country Runs include: Jack’s Helping Hand, North County Performing Arts Foundation, Templeton Parks & Recreation Department, and many more. Since its inception, Wine Country Runs has donated approximately $450,000 to charity. 2020 canceled/2021 hybrid half marathon For more information or to register, visit winecountryruns.com ECHO Turkey Trot November 24 - Atascadero In 2021, the El Camino Homeless Shelter held its third annual Turkey Trot in Atascadero. As always, the trot is held on Thanksgiving morning. Participants were encouraged to wear their best turkey costume while they ran/walked twice around the lake. Prizes were awarded for the best costumes for adults, children, and pets. The suggested donation for participation is $20 per individual and will help provide services to those in need in our community. There is no need to register in advance; donations will be taken at the event. For more information, visit echoshelter.org/ turkeytrot

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Rory in front of Woods prior to his adoption

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oods Humane Society has been a staple in animal adoptions for San Luis Obispo (SLO) County since it was founded in 1955 by Frances Newhall Woods, who opened up her Nipomo property as a form of animal control and adoption services. In 1975, Woods switched its focus entirely to sheltering adoptable dogs and cats. “In 1961, the shelter moved to San Luis Obispo, and then to its current SLO location in 2005. On Jan. 1, 2017, Woods Humane Society merged with North County Humane Society, now called Woods Humane SocietyNorth County, which continues to provide shelter and adoption opportunities for cats and kittens,” said Woods’s communications manager, Jamie Relth. In November 2018, the Woods Humane Society-North County expanded its campus to include the first-ever public spay and neuter clinic (the Daphne Fahsing Spay & Neuter Clinic) in the county. “We are currently in the early stages of planning the next expansion in North County, which will include a completely redesigned, state-of-the-art cattery and adoption center, as well as the expanded ability to offer humane education and dog adoption services in North County,” added Jamie. If you’re looking for a fun way to support Woods Humane Society in April, the 14th annual Wine4Paws event is taking place over the weekend of April 9 and 10. Over 75 local wineries will participate and donate a portion of their proceeds to Woods. Go to Wine4Paws.com for all the details. With an estimated 70 million homeless pets in the US, each adoption story at Woods puts a smile on our faces. Their adoptable dogs and cats are also spayed and neutered before going home with their new owners. “By adopting, you help save not just that one animal from homelessness, but you open up shelter space for another pet in need, many of which are transferred to us from regional shelters that are chronically overcrowded and forced to euthanize animals due to lack of space,” continued Jamie. Two such adoptable pet’s “got you” stories were shared by Relth. Sequoia, one of the 1,467 unowned community cats in the area, was brought in when a Good Samaritan saw her limping and brought her into Woods. She benefited from Woods Humane Society’s Project M.E.O.W., a subsidized veterinary care fund that enables Trap-Neuter-Return efforts. The Woods team treated her broken leg, as well as low-cost spay and vaccinations. When Sequoia healed, she found a forever home with one of Woods’ very own staff members. Rory, a handsome husky mix transferred to Woods last fall, and when tear staining around his left eye was spotted. Rory had a condition where the eyelashes on his lower lid turned inward. Woods was able to operate and restore his eyelid to normal, where soon after, he recovered quickly. The sweet pup got his big break when he was featured live on the evening news. Rory (now Reno) was so well-behaved that he was adopted by a family who already owned a husky, his now sister, Lucia. His adopters shared, “Every sight and sound seem new to Reno and the poor guy eats like he doesn’t know where his next meal is coming from, but we are slowly but surely getting him to understand he’ll never be hungry again. We are forever grateful we are Reno’s forever home.” Woods Humane Society’s adoption fees range from $65 to $200 and include spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchips, licenses, and flea (and other parasites) treatments. “Adopters can arrange a free wellness exam with a local veterinarian after adopting and can opt to enroll in 30 days of pet health insurance at no cost. Many of our dogs also receive basic behavior training during their stay with us, which helps them acclimate to their adoptive homes. All told, Woods spends an average of $800 on each animal and regularly cares for 3,000 animals per year,” Jaime explained. If adoption isn’t something you’re able to do, Jamie adds that spreading the word about Woods’ work and their adoptable animals is one way to go about it. As well as participating in events, fostering, donating, and volunteering at both locations. To adopt your own pet, or find out more about Woods Humane Society, visit woodshumanesociety.org.

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Taste of Paso Robles

Vicki Carroll

The Force Behind Hospice du Rhônee

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he bi-annual Hospice du Rhône returns this year, April 21 through 23, at the Paso Robles Event Center, after an absence of four years as the 2020 event was canceled due to pandemic lockdown. “It’s such a relief to think it’s happening; I’m so happy,” Vicki Carroll shared. As president, Carroll is the force behind Hospice du Rhône (HdR), an international vintners association that provides promotional and educational opportunities to growers and wine producers of Rhône variety grapes. “I’m the Mom,” Carroll said with endearing humility when we met in the garden of her Spanish-style house in Edna Valley, surrounded by the family’s 25-acre chardonnay vineyard. Vicki and her husband, Howard Carroll, have resided here for 34 years. For the past two decades, Carroll has been instrumental in guiding and shaping the success of this international organization. For her dedicated work, Carroll was nominated as the 2019 Person of the Year by The Wine Enthusiast. Soft-spoken and affable, Carroll is quick to point out that it’s teamwork. “We have over 100 volunteers, otherwise we wouldn’t have an event,” Carroll said in appreciation of the community’s involvement as well as support from Cal Poly and the local wine industry. For over twenty years, HdR, the San Luis Obispo-based international wine organization, has brought renowned wine producers, distributors, sommeliers, and enophiles to this soughtafter event in Paso. The bi-annual event, which typically brings over 150 international Rhône style wine producers and industry people from France and Australia to Chile and South Africa, will be attended this year by 120 producers and importers, mostly from France. The weekend is filled with seminars, grand tasting, a live auction, and wine dinners at various Paso restaurants.

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Seminars this year spotlight France’s Cave de Tain, the esteemed wine cooperative from Tain l’Hermitage, and wines of the Ventoux region. Washington State’s Walla Walla Valley will be represented by syrahs from the Rocks District of Milton-Freewater and wines from the unique terroir of Horsepower Vineyards, cultivated by draft horses. Other events include two days of grand tastings, a Friday Rosé lunch featuring Middle Eastern fare, Saturday’s lunch during the live auction, and closing dinner with entertainment provided by Paso winemaker Mark Adams (Ledge Wine) and his Mark Adams Band. So how did Carroll get involved with HdR? You could say it came by happenstance. The Cal Poly graduate has worn many hats, from working at Edna Valley Vineyard’s tasting room and as director of Edna Valley-Arroyo Grande Vintners Association to consulting for the local wine industry. That’s how she met winemakers John Alban and Mat Garretson, the team behind the rise of Rhône style wines in California. “Mat’s Rhône epiphany was viognier,” recalled Carrol of the aromatic white variety, special to the Northern part of France’s Rhône region. And in fact, the HdR organization began as the Viognier Guild, launched by Garretson in 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia, where he owned a wine shop. At this first event, just 35 wines were poured for an attendance of 20 people. Enter John Alban of Alban Vineyards, who took the event a step further and expanded it to include other Rhône variety wines. In 1992, Alban approached the Viognier Guild and offered to host the event at his Edna Valley winery. The one-day “Raisin’ Rhônes” event gradually grew to a multi-day celebration. In 1999 the event branded itself as Hospice du Rhône,

and Carroll was approached by Alban to be its director. It’s a relationship that has lasted 23 years, Carroll noted. Over the years, the festival has moved around from Paso Robles to various locations, including Sonoma, Mendocino, and Tennessee’s Blackberry Farms resort, as well as France’s Rhône Valley. But now, Paso Robles is the anchor for HdR alternating with Blackberry Farms. Paso Robles became the chosen location for the HdR event because the terroir is so well suited to Rhône style grapes. Plus, the region was beginning to draw attention, and people like Garretson and other Rhônist winemakers to Paso. Carroll further noted: “Our relationship with the government of Rhône Valley has been valuable and rewarding,” she said with gratification. “Smaller AOCs [ French appellations] are coming to our events; they understand the significance of the relationship, and it has strengthened us.” The attendance of international winemakers has played a key role in the local wine industry. “There’s been an incredible exchange going on for years,” Carroll said. “Winemakers have forged friendships.” The Central Coast-based non-profit organization, HdR’s goal is to improve the business conditions of the grape growers and wine producers of Rhône variety wines and grapes throughout the world and to provide ongoing educational opportunities to the wine industry. Proceeds from the funds raised at the live auction are used to further the organization’s goal. For tickets to Hospice du Rhône 2022, visit hospicedurhone.org

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lutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition based Cure”) and Dr. Michael Greger (NutritionFacts.org and author of “How Not to Die - The Role of Diet on Preventing. Arresting; Reversing Our Top 15 Killers). Committed to mitigating disease, Jennifer began to eliminate highly processed and animal-based foods from her diet and replaced them with minimally processed, plant-based whole foods. “It’s a process, not an event,” Jennifer admits. In 2018, Jennifer had the opportunity to attend PLANTLAB, an international Raw Vegan Culinary Academy started by celebrity chef Matthew Kenney. At PlantLab, Jennifer further expanded her education with fermenting and culturing foods. That same year, she began selling her cashew cheese at local farmers’ markets and health food stores throughout the county. The process of making Vegan cheese is much like it is with dairy cheese, just replacing animal milk for nut milk and then culturing and aging in accordance with traditional cheese-making techniques. The end product, albeit not an exact replica

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"We're looking forward to it [the show]. We pretty much have a full show and are ready to go," said Powers. Art that can be seen varies from fine art, metal and leatherwork, photography, jewelry, stained glass, and even handmade clothing. Many of the artists are SLO County locals, and others come from all over California. In addition, visitors of the show come from all over the Nation, and some come from Europe while they are here touring the State. The April show brings beautiful Spring weather and a fresh atmosphere that the artists have missed for two years and are looking forward to getting back to a great art show. "All the artists have been chomping at their bits for a couple of years like most everyone else," said Powers. Some local artists at the show include: • Georganna Dean, Grover Beach

• Andrew Wilkie, Morro Bay (teacher at AHS) • Nic Stover, San Luis Obispo • Julie Dunn, Atascadero • Barry Lundgren, Atascadero • Elaine Hyde, Los Osos Each year the show brings in new artists. This year Powers says there are artists coming to Paso Robles all the way from Oregon and Arizona, all showcasing their original work. Powers only allows original art in the show. All items are handcrafted by the artist, who is with their work in the park. Visitors and art shoppers get to speak with the artist directly and in person, something rarely seen at art shows anymore, says Powers. Admission to the show is free and open to the general public. The April Paso Robles Art Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park.

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t’s been two years since the last Three Speckled Hens Antiques & Old Stuff Show took place at the Paso Robles Event Center in the fall of 2019. “We’ve missed four shows due to the COVID shut down and then the restraints once it [the restrictions] started opening up,” said co-creator Kathy Marquart. “After two years, we are back, and we’re really excited to be back in the community and back having our show. It’s so fun!” The Three Speckled Hen’s spring show will take place Friday, April 29, thru Sunday, May 1, at the Paso Robles Event Center. That’s right, three days of antique goodness this year instead of two. “We are so excited to start off our show; instead of Saturday morning at 8 a.m., we are now starting the night before. So Friday night, April 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. It’s three hours, and it’s called the Fun Feathered Frenzy. And this is for people who want to be the first in to see what the vendors have for sale,” Kathy shared. Friday night (April 29) will be something of a party! With gifts, free wine-tasting, free mini-donuts, free nibbles to go with the wine, and a barber-shop-quartet. “It’s going to be a fun atmosphere,” added Kathy. She also added that there are only 700 tickets available for the Fun Feathered Frenzy on Friday, so snag your tickets now. Plus, once you buy a ticket, it’ll get you into the show any days after the day you bought it for initially. Three Speckled Hens still has some vendors signing up for the show, but Kathy explained that they currently have about 100 vendors at last count. “A lot of vendors/dealers in antiques and vintage kind of quit with COVID. They folded their business. So, we’ve got a lot of new, interesting dealers that we’ve never met that we’ve approved. We’re looking forward to meeting them and watching them do their thing,” Kathy said. The event is expected to have a slightly different look this year, given the fresh vendors, but you can expect the same fun as always. And when asked if there will also be a fall show this year, Kathy said with excitement, “absolutely, we’re back at it twice a year.” Three Speckled Hens Antiques & Old Stuff Show is taking place: • Friday, April 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Fun Feathered Frenzy) • Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Early Bird) • Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (General Admission) • Sunday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For tickets and more information about the show visit threespeckledhens.com.

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Oak Leaf • San Luis County Office of Education

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hope to provide some entertainment this month with an Education Trivia Quiz. Schools have changed a great deal over the years and continue to reflect the changes in our society. Chalkboards were updated to whiteboards and then to Smart Boards. Laptops and iPads replaced notebooks and textbooks in the same way that ballpoint pens replaced fountain pens and ink wells. Test your trivia knowledge and take some time to reflect on education as it was and is today. Education is one of the most empowering forces in the world. Education can create knowledge, build confidence, break down barriers, increase opportunities, and promote social justice. Thank you for your continued support of education in our community. It is an honor to serve as your County Superintendent of Schools.

1) Nelson Mandela 2) Horace Mann 1875 US Congress passes constitutional 3) Massachusetts 1852, Tennesee 1917 4) Great Depression 5) WWII Mock Air Raid 6) Desegregation 7) Safety and prevention of violence 8) National Defense Education Act 9) Lyndon B. Johnson

10) Title IX 11) Free Appropriate Public Education 12) Carter 13) Reagan 14) San Jose 15) No Child Left Behind 16) Outdoor Preschool 17) Atascadero 18) Shandon 19) Atascadero 20) Shandon

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1) Who said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world?” 2) Who advocated for the creation of public schools that would be universally available to all children free of charge, funded by the state? 3) Which were the first and last states to offer free public schooling for all in the United States? 4) What was a significant factor that prompted creating what we know today as the school buses? 5) Why did students in the United States practice ducking for shelter beneath their desks in 1942? 6) What did the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Topeka unanimous Supreme Court ruling end? 7) Why was the Arkansas National Guard mobilized to Little Rock Central High School in 1957? 8) What education legislation passed in 1958 because of Sputnik, the Soviet Union’s launch of the first satellite to orbit the earth? 9) Which President signed the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the 1966 Child Nutrition Act that established the School Breakfast Program? 10) What is the name of the education act passed by the United States Congress in 1972 prohibits discrimination against students in federally funded schools based on sex? 11) What is section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities called? 12) In 1979 which President appointed Shirley Hufstedler as the first Secretary of Education and cabinet-level position 15th in the line of succession to the presidency? 13) Which President’s administration published “A Nation at Risk” with recommendations for how schools should teach students? 14) What Bay Area high school placed a new technology with a video game center on campus as an experiment to raise funds? 15) What does NCLB represent in education jargon? 16) In 1995 nine district teachers in Eugene, Oregon, introduced what non-traditional program for instructional delivery? 17) Which San Luis Obispo County school district still had student dormitories operating in the 1980s? 18) Which San Luis Obispo County school district recently requested insurance coverage for a high school student traveling to school on horseback? 19) Which San Luis Obispo County school district covers more physical landmass than Los Angeles Unified? 20) Which San Luis Obispo County school district maintains a one-room school campus?

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The art quilts of local resident Jeanne Aird will be on display in the Paso Robles Library the month of April. Jeanne uses techniques like block printing, Japanese shibori, painting, bleaching, dyeing, hand stitching, and embroidery to capture the colors and textures of nature

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CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO

10am - 3pm A fun and interactive Earth Day event filled with educational activities, conservation tips and something for all ages! For more info visit charlespaddockzoo.org

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Cancer Support Community’s Tour of Paso Bike Ride 26- and 50-mile routes through Paso’s beautiful wine country.Form a team and fundraise together! Prizes awarded for the top three fundraisers! Help to raise $80,000 to support local Cancer patients and their families! For more info visit cscslo.org

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HOP TO IT: Visit the Easter Bunny DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES CITY PARK

11am - 2pm Visit the Easter Bunny in the Holiday House and Get a Prize!

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PALOMA CREEK PARK, 11665 VIEJO CAMINO, ATASCADERO

Help our four-legged friends in need Sat: 10am - 5pm, Sun: 10am - 4pm and support ANY of the participating Visit the park to view artists and crafts Wine 4 Paws businesses. Visit displays outdoors! www.wine4paws.com to see who’s participating.

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14th Annual Vintage Sidecar Rendezvous & British Car Club DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES CITY PARK

9am - 3pm Go back in time and join the fun! See a showcase of classic Britsh Cars, Sidecars & Motorcycles!

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3pm First annual Spring Fling and Easter Egg Hunt. Activities for kids, photos with the Easter Bunny, Diaper Dash, and egg hunt. $15 suggested donation per family. Portion of proceeds donated to Parents for Joy. This event is hosted by the non profit local chapter of MAEVE. For more info visit www.maeveslocountynorth.org

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Discover Native American Beading REGISTER WITH A PASO ROBLES LIBRARY CARD BEFORE APRIL 8

6 - 7pm The Paso Robles Library’s adult craft class will focus on Native American beading techniques. Designed for beginning beaders. Participants will receive details about picking up the craft kit and the Zoom meetup before the deadline

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11th Annual Empty Bowls 3 Speckled Hens Antiques 8th Annual Brew at the Zoo ATASCADERO BIBLE CHURCH

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CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO

11:30am - 1:30pm Enjoy a family meal of delectable soups and artisan breads, served up by our own local celebrities! To purchase tickets and more info visit echoshelter.org

Friday Feathered Frenzy 4-7pm Saturday Early Birds 8-10am Saturday General Entry 10am-4pm Sunday 9am-3pm Check out this Chic antique show full of home and garden décor

5:30 - 9pm There will be the annual commemorative glasses, plenty of food vendors and live music to dance to! The event will feature over 15 craft beers, ciders, seltzers, wine, and kombucha! To purchase tickets and more info visit charlespaddockzoo.org

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Events

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Business & Networking

Paso Robles Library • Mon-Fri 9-7 and Sat 9-4.

Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

1000 Spring St. • (805) 237-3870 Children’s Library Activities • Mondays • Preschool Storytime (3-6yrs) in person on the Children’s patio with Miss Melissa, 10:00a. Registration required. Craft activity kit for participants to take home! • Tuesdays • Try It! (all ages) with Miss Melissa, 4:00 p on Facebook. Craft activity kit available for pick up starting Wednesdays. • Wednesdays • Animal Tales Story Time & Craft (1st-5th grades) with Miss Frances, 2:30 p on Facebook. Craft activity kit available for pick up starting the Monday before. • Thursdays • Mother Goose on the Loose (0-18mos) with Miss Carrie, 9:00 a on Facebook. • Fridays • Toddler Story Time & Craft (1-3yrs) with Miss Cappy, 10:00 a on Facebook. Craft activity kit available for pick up starting the Monday before.

pasorobleschamber.com • (805) 238-0506 1225 Park St., Paso Robles, CA 93446

Templeton Chamber of Commerce templetonchamber.com • (805) 434-1789 321 S. Main Street #C, Templeton, CA 93465

Health & Wellness

Cancer Support Community Providing support, education and hope 1051 Las Tablas Road, Templeton • (805) 238-4411 • Visit cscslo.org for more info Cancer Support Helpline • (888) 7939355, 6a- 6p PST. Special Programs

Email programs@cscslo.org for Zoom link and more info

• Every Wednesday • Tai Chi Chih | Virtual via Zoom • 10:00 - 11:00 a • Mindfulness Hour | Virtual via Zoom• 11:30 a - 12:30 p • 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month • Grief Support Group | Virtual via Zoom• 1:30 - 2:30 p • 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month • Adv. Cancer Support Group | Virtual

Creston Library

6290 Adams St.• (805) 237-3010

Santa Margarita Library 9630 Murphy Ave • (805) 438-5622

San Miguel Library 254 13th St. (805) 467-3224

Shandon Library

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• 10:00 - 11:00 a • 2nd Wednesday of each month • Caregiver Support Group | Virtual • 10:00 - 11:00 a • 2nd Thursday of each month • Cancer Patient Support Group | Virtual • 11:00 a - 12:00 p • 2nd Tuesday of each month • Young Survivor Support Group | Hybrid • 6:00 - 7:30 p • 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month • Young Survivor Support Group | Virtual• 1:30 - 2:30 p

Explore Cancer Support Community’s Virtual Home Visit: cancersupportcommunity.org/virtual-programs

Service Organizations Optimist Club

American Legion Post 50

Elks Lodge

Paso Robles Club #14668 • (805) 238-2410 • Meeting — 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 p

240 Scott St., Paso Robles • (805) 239-7370 •Hamburger Lunch | Every Thursday, 11 a - 1 p, $6 •Post Meeting | 4th Tuesday, 6:30 p

Paso Robles Lodge 2364 • 1420 Park Street • (805) 239-1411

Veterans of Foreign Wars •Paso Robles #10965 240 Scott St. • (805) 239-7370

• City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p at Council Chambers • 1000 Spring Street • Senior Citizens Advisory Committee . . . .2nd Monday, 1:30 p at the Paso Robles Senior Center • 321 S. Main Street #C, Templeton, CA 93465 • Parks & Rec. Advisory Committee . . . . . .2nd Monday, 4:00 p at Centennial Park Live Oak Room • 600 Nickerson Road • Planning Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . .2nd and 4th Tuesday, 6:30 p at the City of Paso Robles Library Conference Room • 1000 Spring Street • Paso Robles Democratic Club . . . . . . . . .3rd Wednesday, 6:30 p at Centennial Park White Oak Room • 600 Nickerson

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Paso Robles •1900 Golden Hill Road • Culinary Arts Academy • Meeting — Tuesday, 12:00 p

Rotary International Paso Robles Sunrise Courtyard by Marriott, 12 S Vine St. • Meeting — every Thursday, 12:00 p

Government Paso Robles

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• Library Board of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Thursday, 9:00 a at City of Paso Robles Library • 1000 Spring Street • Airport Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4th Thursday, every other month, 6:30 p at 4900 Wing Way, Paso Robles For general info, call City Hall M-F 8:00 a - 5:00 p at (805) 227-7276. Visit prcity.com for virtual & up to date meeting info.

Santa Margarita • Area Advisory Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Wednesday, 7:00 p at Santa Margarita Community Hall • 22501 I St. Visit: smaaconline.org for more information.

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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 office@13starsmedia.com or call (805) 237-6060. 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. 10:00 a.m. at the Pavilion Rev. Elizabeth Rowley Hogue awakeningways.org (805) 460-0762

Congregation Ohr Tzafon

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

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

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

Hilltop Christian Fellowship

(805) 975-7178

Calvary Chapel Paso Robles 1615 Commerce Way Service: Sunday at 9 a.m., Wednesday at 7 p.m. Pastor Aaron Newman (805) 239-4295

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

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

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

Belong Central Coast

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

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Oak Shores Christian Fellowship

First Baptist Church

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

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

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

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. Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Steve Calagna (805) 239-3325

Paso Robles Bible Church

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

Reverend Roger Patton (805) 434-1921

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

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

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 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

Paso Robles Church of the Nazarene

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

Paso Robles Community Church

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

2206 Golden Hill Rd. Service: Sunday 9:30 a.m. Pastor Mark Wheeler/Pastor Dave Rusco (805) 226-9670 530 12th St. Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor Charles Reece (805) 238-4300 www.pasonaz.com

2706 Spring St. Service: 9:00 a.m. Pastor Shawn Penn (805) 239-4771 www.pasochurch.com

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

Corner S. River and Niblick | 215 Oak Hill Services: 10 am on the upper lawn Pastor James Baird (805) 226-5800

Life Worth Living Church of God

Christian Life Center

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

Highlands Church

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

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

St. James Episcopal Church 1335 Oak St.

ADELAIDE INN

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

Higher Dimension Church

Life Community Church

8:30 & 10:30 Sundays 3770 Ruth Way, Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 434-5040 hello@lccpaso.org 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

Vintage Community Church

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TEMPLETON Bethel Lutheran 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

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

Family Praise & Worship

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 Shandon Assembly of God

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

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

Templeton Presbyterian Church 610 S. Main St. Service: 10 a.m.

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Last Word

Paso Elementary Schools Welcome

ONE COOL EARTH By Camille DeVaul

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or the first time, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District entered a district-wide contract with One Cool Earth (OCE), a local non-profit dedicated to creating garden programs for schools. Now, all seven of the District's elementary schools feature a school garden with educational opportunities. Evie Kinkade, OCE Director of Communications and Operations, commented, "That was an incredible and bold move for the District because before that, we were in only two schools. To have the District level say, 'this is a perfect program we want for everyone,' that was huge." Following the contract agreement in January, three new gardens were built, and an update on the program was provided at the Tuesday, March 8 school board meeting. Since their partnership started, OCE gardens have served 3,600 taste tests, harvested and distributed over 300 lbs of garden produce, and taught over 350 lessons in the gardens. Since its founding in 2001, OCE has held onto the same vision: Every Child Deserves a Place to Grow. They offer outdoor education allowing students to benefit from hands-on science taught in their school gardens. OCE has been working A Heavenly Home.................................... 11 Ali McGuckin - Re/Max Success............... 31 AM Sun Solar............................................ 37 American Riviera Bank............................. 31 Athlon Fitness & Performance................. 41 Blake's True Value.................................... 29 Brad's Overhead Doors............................ 47 Bridge Sportsman's Center..................... 15 CalSun Electric & Solar............................. 44 Central Coast Casualty Restoration......... 33 Chandra Corley Massage Therapy.......... 40 Church of Christ Paso Robles.................. 35

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toward a more sustainable future for our community for 21 years but has seen more growth in the last year than any year prior. "I find they're [students] motivated because they are excited to be there," says Kinkade, "they almost don't realize that they are learning because we do it in such a hands-on way." OCE utilizes its Earth Genius Curriculum in the gardens as part of its educational promise to the districts. The curriculum is aligned with what students are learning in the classrooms but takes it a step further. It includes nine series, including: • Alive and Well in Watershed • Drought Tolerant Landscapes • From Seed to Table to Compost • Flow of Water in Ecosystems, Food-Systems, and Homes • Bugs, Humans, and Soil • All About Cycles • Food, Water, and Drought • Different Climates, Different Habitats • Grow, Cook, Eat Each school garden is partnered with an OCE garden manager who is responsible for helping maintain the garden and lead lessons. Feedback from students is overwhelmingly positive. "They love it — they look forward to having DIRECTORY TO OUR ADVERTISERS This issue of Paso Robles Magazine brought to you by Frontier Floors.......................................... 15 General Store Paso Robles...................... 15 Hamon Overhead Door........................... 49 Harvest Senior Living, LLC....................... 43 Hearing Aid Specialists Of The Central Coast............................................................3 Hilltop Christian Fellowship.................... 29 Homecraft Handyman............................. 12 House of Moseley.................................... 47

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garden time," says Kinkade. She adds, "Generally when students come out to learn outside, they're excited. It switches it up from the monotony of the classroom." Many of the schools with gardens have developed lunch garden clubs, where students are allowed to spend their lunchtime in the garden — for the little ones who can't get enough of it. "You definitely get those garden kids that are obsessed with the garden, and every chance they get, they're out there. You become very familiar with those kids because it's their 'thing,'" says Kinkade. While OCE is currently partnered with 23 schools in the county, PRJUSD and Atascadero Unified School District (AUSD) are leading the charge when it comes to outdoor education. AUSD was the first to sign a district-wide contract with the non-profit, with PRJUSD not far behind. Each garden includes a composting bin, which were recently revived at the Paso schools with worms, providing another useful lesson for the children to bring home. Produce grown in the gardens is given to students to bring home with the option to participate in a Zoom cooking lesson with their family. The most recent lesson was vegetarian tacos. OCE offers all its lessons online, with videos and workbooks. To learn more about One Cool Earth, visit onecoolearth.org Optometric Care Associates..................... 19 Orchard & Vineyard Supply..................... 14 Paso Robles Art in the Park...................... 52 Paso Robles District Cemetery................. 17 Paso Robles Handyman.......................... 36 Paso Robles Waste & Recycle.................. 19 Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance...........2 Perry's Parcel &Gift................................... 37 Red Scooter Deli....................................... 37 Robert Fry M.D.......................................... 40 Robert Hall Winery......................................7 San Luis Obispo County

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