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CONTENTS

March 2022

Issue No. 251

Features

Departments

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Best of Nor th SLO Count y

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Round Town

It’s Happening On Main Street:

Maintaining our Main Street Traditions

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The Natural Alternative:

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Paso Robles and Templeton Chambers:

Beautiful and Healthy Skin!

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The General Store:

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Creston Community Center: From Pole Barn to Community Center

BY PO PU L A R VOT E !

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The Best of North SLO County 2022

Publisher’s Letter

Are Here for You

THE 9TH ANNUAL READER’S POLL

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Something Worth Reading

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Largest Wedding Season Since the 80’s

A Good Month to Gather Wisdom

Paso People 36

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Paso Robles Remembers Bill Pluma

Taste of Paso Sip & Savor:

Paso’s Cab Brigade

Taste of Americana:

by Camille DeVaul

Luck of the Irish

After counting tens of thousands of your votes, our 9th Annual Best Of North SLO County winners are in for 2022!

Wedding venders talk about this year’s wedding season and the industry’s comeback after covid.

Oak Leaf

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by the Readers

The Black Pioneers of Paso Robles

by Paso Robles Historical Society

Paso Robles Area Historical Society tells the vast history of the city’s Black pioneers and their notable history.

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Orchard and Vineyard Supply

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by Christianna Marks

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SLO County Office of Education: Benefits of Practicing Kindness

Directory of Local Houses of Worship

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Spring Equinox is celebrated this year on March 20. On that day, we will officially be halfway between winter and summer, with balance between the day and night. Spring reminds us to stay grateful for the rebirth of life that begins to awaken out of hibernation and how blessed we are to live on the Central Coast. This month, we are excited to share the winners of the 9th Annual Best of North SLO County Readers’ Poll with you. We collected and sorted tens of thousands of answers, and each year we are blown away by the response from residents all over North County for their favorite businesses. The Best of North SLO County celebrates all the winners chosen by you, our readers.

All the winners are incredibly appreciative of your vote and for considering them your favorite. So, as you look through the pages to see who won, know that they are the Best of 2022 because our readers chose each and every one of them by popular vote. Sure, some of the winners put in a little extra effort in campaigning (hint, hint), and as we approach our 10th annual you might consider your strategy in making the top of the list.

There were some close calls, landslides, and outright ties, so we made a special note of these on our list this year to give a little peek behind the curtain. We hope you enjoy. Our small businesses are a part of what makes our community and economy thrive. They are our family, friends, and neighbors, and they have learned to be resilient and thrive even in one of the most challenging times ever in our history. We have all felt the impact of the last two years struggling, and we are proud of all those who kept it all going despite the opposition. With the 9th Annual Best of North SLO County, we celebrate all of the winners together with you.

We thank you for supporting all of our small businesses, participating in our Readers Poll, and we vote for you as the best readers of 2022! We would not be able to do any of this without you. Each month we are honored to tell the incredible stories of your neighbors and friends. If you have a story that needs to be shared, please be sure to email it to us at publisher@pasoroblesmagazine.com. We hope you enjoy this month’s issue of Paso Robles Press Magazine. Stay Blessed,

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It’s Happening on Main Street

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he month of March ushers in daylight savings time and springtime. On March 13, we move our clocks forward. On this day both the sunlight and sunset will be one hour later. March 17 is believed to be the day, in 1600, that St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland, died. In 1904, the U.S. made this an official holiday to celebrate the heritage of the Irish and Irish-Americans. So, here’s wishing you a pot of

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” CHARLES DICKENS

gold, and all the joy your heart can hold. March 20 commemorates the Vernal Equinox — this is when the tilt of the earth’s axis is neither away from nor towards the sun. We have an equal 12 hours of sun and dark. It’s springtime bringing us renewed energy to refresh our spirits. Traditions, the handing down of customs by example from one generation to another, is how Paso Robles Main Street Association keeps our spirit alive. The many events scheduled throughout the year are examples of this. We have volunteer committees and staff for each event. No matter the event, it’s the community getting together — that’s Paso! Our Promotional Committee is in charge of event details for the year. We want to welcome Diane Cassidy as our new chair

Karyl Lammers and Jennifer Harris as her assistant. We have a new energy and level of excitement for 2022. Thank you, Jonine Pittinger, for your many years of service to Main Street; you helped keep us going, and our events successful. Downtown is ever-changing. For months we’ve had restaurant and tasting parklets in the streets; now our parking spaces are back and full, while dining has returned to indoors. Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. You can please some of the people all the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Change is never easy, and often traditions are lost in the process. The Main Street America Institute (MSAI) is our targeted

professional development training program. The program groups downtown leaders with the tools they need to revitalize older historic districts, and it has been doing this for over 40 years. MSAI is made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts. They represent the broad diversity that makes this country so unique. Over 30 years ago, Norma Moye joined MSAI to keep the Paso traditions alive. A recent quote came in a newsletter from Main Street America: “However, if I have learned anything over my 40 years in the Community Planning arena it is this: ‘change is inevitable, but the destruction of character and identity is not.’”  In closing, I want to quote a local patriotic celebrity: “Keep your money local and continue to live as free Americans.”

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any in our community hear whisperings of all the amazing things the Paso Robles and Templeton Chambers are doing and I’m here to set the record straight: It’s true! Amazing, exciting, forward-thinking, innovative … these are all perfect adjectives to describe the things happening in our little corner of the community. So what are we working on behind the scenes? As many of you already know, we collaborated with the State Office of Emergency Services to distribute KN95 masks, surgical masks, and bottles of hand sanitizer. At the writing of this article, over 10,000 pieces have already been handed out. By the time you read this, we will have received an additional 26,000 masks and happily provided them to our members and the community. We are delighted to see visitors returning to Paso Robles from all parts of North America. From Chicago to British Columbia, Las Vegas to Nashville, we have welcomed smiling faces who are all impressed with our little town! If you haven’t been by recently, why not stop in,

check out our Paso Robles merchandise and say “hi” to Callie and Debbie. They would love to see you in the Visitor Center. Since qualified workforce continues to be a challenge for many employers, we have joined forces with the SLO County Workforce Development Board to offer services to businesses such as marketing, recruitment, and screening to fill open positions. The Workforce Development Board supports economic expansion and development of talent in the local workforce and they can help evaluate current staffing needs and provide customized training, workshops, legal and business development. They also have layoff aversion programs to assist employers and their employees during downsizing or business closures. For more information about this, visit www.sloworkforce.com and feel free to give Valerie Peterson a call at the Paso Robles Chamber at (805) 238-0506. The Chamber is here to assist you in navigating the ever-changing business environment and looks forward to working alongside you to ensure the success of our business community. Our membership team recently unveiled the new tiered membership program offering five different opportunities — each with its own

set of benefits. Regardless of the size or type of business, you can now choose the level of promotion and engagement that works best for you. Response has been overwhelmingly positive, and members appreciate the additional opportunities for business development and growth. You’ve missed in-person events and we have too! Women in Business, a long-time Templeton staple, is held the second Thursday of each month. Our next luncheon will be held on March 10 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at McPhees Grill in Templeton. Don’t worry guys; this event is open to everyone, so don’t be shy! We’d love to have you join us. Wake Up Paso is also back on the last Wednesday of the month and the March event will be held on the 30th. Check our events calendar for locations, speakers, pricing, and more information on all events. And mark your calendars now for our Gala on May 7 at Rava Wines, where we will honor the 2022 Roblan of the Year. Tickets will go fast, so make sure you reserve yours today. Are we busy? Absolutely! It’s our goal to make 2022 an amazing year for both Chamber offices, member businesses, and our community as a whole. 

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A Good Month to Gather Wisdom Getting Inspired by Women’s History Month

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graphs, over 100 trailblazing women describe the ups, downs, and lessons learned while forging their unique paths. Collective Wisdom celebrates the stories of those who have been there and know the road—from an Olympic athlete and a NASA team member to award-winning artists, activists, writers, and filmmakers, from women in their fifties to centenarians. It is also a tribute to the importance of intergenerational connections between women, with interviews conducted by daughters, friends, mentors, and colleagues. As a women-owned business, we’ve received support and direction from countless women. Women’s History Month is a reminder that we stand on the shoulders of so many who paved a way for us. We are reminded of this countless times over the month we were closed for repairs. From bubbly delivered with a smile by Kitty at Taste in the Alley to gift cards from the wonderful crew at Ziggy’s, wine and smiles from Wildflower Woman and Seashell Winery…so many people made us feel connected to our neighbors and friends, a part of a community. Thank you, from all of us. Joeli and the Team at General Store Paso Robles

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Paso Robles Area Historical Society The New Light Baptist Church, 1968 . Archived photo

Don Parish was drafted into the NFL in 1972. Archive photo

The Black Pioneers of Paso Robles T

he town of Paso Robles began to take shape in 1886 when hundreds of people arrived by train and stagecoach to attend an auction for the first sale of town lots. Meanwhile, in Crab Orchard, a township within Charlotte, North Carolina, a small church congregation heard stories of a new city in California— Paso Robles. All-black members of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church heard of the city’s mineral waters, oak trees, good weather, and a demand for workers in town and on nearby ranches. The congregation funded a trip for their Pastor, Reverend Robert Hunter, to Paso Robles to investigate the town’s possibilities for them. Reverend Hunter, also known as “Uncle Bob,” arrived in Paso in early 1887. Finding the town full of opportunities and growth, “Uncle Bob” encouraged his church members to come to Paso Robles. Among the families to make the journey was the Wallace family. Soon, through connections with Mr. Bennett Shackleford, a prominent business owner, the Wallace family had jobs preparing for the building of the First Methodist Church on Oak and 8th Streets. By 1891, Rev. Hunter owned a lot at 13th and Riverside, where the first schoolhouse had stood. The number of school children had grown extensively and could no longer fit into that building, so it became the first home to Rev. Hunter and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church that he led. The community revolved around the Church that was their common bond. Their governing body supplied the pastors as they came to reside in the community with their North Carolina congregation. In addition to Rev. Hunter, Rev. George E.H. Brown and Rev. William Adams were a few men who came to minister. Juanita Reed Booker was born in 1935, the daughter of a sharecropper. She was introduced to music in the cotton fields of Varner, Arkansas as a little girl. She said that her family did most of their singing in the fields as “it made the sun not so hot

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and the work not so hard.” Juanita married at 16 and moved to Paso Robles with her husband, Kennies, a butcher, in 1955. She began singing at graduations, nursing homes, and business meetings. Her reputation grew around Paso, and in 1976, she sang at a fundraiser for Ronald Reagan during his campaign for the Presidency. Ronald Reagan never forgot Juanita’s rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and promised that if he made it to Washington, DC, he would want her to sing at his inauguration, and she did! Juanita was active in many civic organizations in Paso, including Christian Women, Pioneer Players, Homecoming School Events, Eastern Star, and as a soloist for the choir of the New Light Baptist Church. She was a shop owner in 1979 on Park Street, Juanita’s High Fashion Footwear.

Juanita Reed Booker & President Reagan in the TelegramTribune, January 25,1982. Archived photos from the PRAHS

After his military service, Vern and Ruth Haynes moved to Paso Robles from Texas. Vern was one of the Ministers at Second Baptist Church while working for Culligan Water Company. Ruth raised their family of five children and also attended Cal Poly University. She earned her teaching credential in 1976 and became much beloved and honored teacher at Georgia Brown Elementary School. They were one of the first black families in Paso Robles to challenge the unofficial zoning restric-

tions known as “redlining” when they moved from Riverside Avenue to Park St. in the 1960s. Ruth was nominated for the SLO County Women of the Year award in March of 2015. In 1949, Cecil and Louise Melva Parish moved from Texas to Paso Robles with their five children: Cecil Jr., Linda, John, Don, and Francis were born in Abilene, Texas. Their youngest son, Kenneth, was born in Paso Robles. Cecil Parish was one of the founding members of the Second Baptist Church. Through his hard work, he moved his family from Oak Park Housing to a home on Riverside Ave. He obtained a degree, did missionary work throughout the Central Coast and Central Valley, and incorporated three Churches over 60 years. In 1960, Cecil Parish started the New Light Baptist Church. In 1962, Cecil, Jr. was the first black student body President of PRHS in 1964. John was an Outstanding Student and “Governor” of California Boys State, traveled to Washington, DC, and met JFK in 1969. Don was an outstanding football player for Stanford University and was drafted into the NFL in 1972. Rev. and Mrs. Parish were honored as Paso Robles Personality of the Month in 1980. Ken was elected to the Paso Robles City Council. Linda became a teacher, artist, and mother with multiple degrees and careers. Frances became a secretary after schooling in San Jose, and in 1990, John Parish was the first Keynote speaker for the Paso Robles City annual Martin Luther King celebration. This is just a few highlights of the history, accomplishments, and contributions the Black community has contributed to Paso Robles. If you are interested in learning more or can add to the Black History Collection, please contact the Paso Robles Area Historical Society at: pasohistory1@gmail.com or call (805)238-4996.  The PRAHS museum is located on the main floor of the historic Carnegie Library located in Paso Robles City Park. It is open Thursday thru Monday, 11 am to 3 pm, and their Research Library is open Tuesday and Thursday, 11 am to 3 pm or by appointment.

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Creston Community Center

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Since acquiring the lease to the former Creston fire station in 2012, the local organization CATCH has been converting it into a new community center.

Dream of Creston Community Center turns into a reality By Camille DeVaul

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hanks to the hard work of the Creston community, the generosity of The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County, and their BUILD Grant program, the Creston Activities Town Center Helping-Hands (CATCH) is transforming the Creston Community Center (CCC) into the facility envisioned by locals since 1994. The CATCH organization was established in 1994 by local Crestonites, such as CATCH Chairperson Rosie Hebron, with the dream of one day having a community center. The organization is made up of nine local clubs and organizations, including the Creston Classic Rodeo, Creston Volunteer Garden Club, the Women’s Club, 4-H, Creston Advisory Body, Men’s Club, Friends of the Library, Creston Community Association, and the Creston Volunteer Firefighters. Their goal was to have a functioning community center available to all the locals for holding a wide variety of Creston events. Unfortunately, no facility was available within 11 miles of Creston for such a purpose. Where and when this dream could be realized was yet to be determined.

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When the new Fire Station #50 was built in Creston in 2012, the old volunteer fire station became available for lease. CATCH saw its chance and jumped on it. Since acquiring the lease in 2012, CATCH volunteers have been transforming the former fire engine garage/pole barn into a functioning code-compliant building for use by the community. This has been done with finances provided by local fundraisers held by the CATCH organizations, donations from Creston residents and businesses, and most recently through grants by multiple donor organizations. The grants were attained through applications written by CATCH Secretary Sheila Lyons, a retired scientist with experience in writing grants. CATCH has completed many projects to improve the building, including ADA-compliant bathrooms and a space for a fully functioning kitchen in the future. The building has also undergone a complete electrical upgrade, new epoxy flooring, a new covered patio, exterior beautification with planters, signage, and a commercial roll-up garage door behind which sits the vintage fire truck (#43), a part of Creston’s history.

The most recent renovation achievement has been to add a commercial double-door entrance to the front façade funded with a generous BUILD Grant of $10,000 provided by The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County and funds CATCH had previously raised. “This has been our crowning achievement to date,” said Lyons, “Giving the building a much more finished look, like a true community building with a defined and welcoming entry.” Hebron enthusiastically commented, “The new, improved façade dresses up our Community Center. We would never have been able to do it without the philanthropic organizations like The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County.” CATCH would like folks to know that the new facility is not only available for the CATCH member organization’s use but also for anyone interested in renting it for private events. For example, this spring, it will be the base for the SLO County Bike Club Annual Wildflower Ride.  For more information, visit crestonnews.org, or for reservations on the center, contact Rosie at (805) 610-0220.

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THE 9TH ANNUAL READER’S POLL

BY PO PU L A R VOT E !

OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 202

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Presenting,

The Best of 2022

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ach year, as we watch the tally come in, it is with shared joy and disappointment as the score is settled and the gametime runs out.

This year, we saw some upsets, some runaway blowouts, and some close calls. Several hundred voters and tens of thousands of answers came in to decide, by popular vote cast by you the People, who would be THE BEST OF 2022. Our comprehensive list includes food, wine, services, entertainment, family-friendly activities, and charity events. Mark it down and get ready, because in about six months we’ll open the polls for our biggest list ever — our 10th annual reader’s poll. Enjoy our 2022 list, as voted on by our readers, friends, and supporters of all the great businesses we have in North SLO County. From Bradley to Santa Margarita, these are the winners.

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Best of North SLO County

March 2022


As voted on by our readers and your friends.

NONPROFIT GIVING

BEST PARADE

BEST COFFEEHOUSE

BEST CHARITY OR NONPROFIT

K Pioneer Day Parade

K Malibu Brew

K El Camino Homeless

BEST FUNDRAISER

BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Shelter (ECHO)

BEST CHARITY EVENT

K Sylvester’s Burgers

K Run4BittiandBrynn

BEST EAT & DRINK

BEST YOUTH CHARITY

THE VERY BEST DINING EXPERIENCE

K Pier 46 Seafood BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

K Pedro’s Mexican Restaurant

K Run4BittiandBrynn

K Sylvester’s Burgers

BEST LOCAL PROJECT COMPLETED

BEST OVERALL FOOD & BEVERAGE

BEST ASIAN CUISINE

K ECHO Paso Robles

K Street Side Ale House

K Thai Elephant

March 2022

Best of North SLO County

OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 202

THE 2022 WINNERS LIST


T OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 202

BEST EAT & DRINK CONTINUED

BEST BREAKFAST PLACE

BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT

BEST PIZZA

K The Nest

K Sylvester’s Burgers

K Fatte’s Pizza

BEST BRUNCH SPECIAL

BEST HEALTH FOOD, NATURAL FOOD, OR GROCERY STORE

BEST BURGER JOINT

K

Sylvester’s Burgers

BEST STEAKHOUSE

K The Range BEST SUSHI RESTAURANT

K Nogi Sushi BEST BBQ SPOT

K

Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ

K The Nest BEST LUNCH SPOT

K Gather Market

K Colony Market & Deli

BEST FARM-TO-TABLE

BEST JUICE BAR

K Juice Boss BEST DESSERT, BAKE OR CAKE SHOP

K

Just Baked

BEST VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN

K Alchemists Garden

BEST PASTA RESTAURANT

BEST CHEESE SHOP

K Buona Tavola

K Vivant Fine Cheese

K Thomas Hill Organics BEST LOCAL BEEF, POULTRY, DAIRY, OR PORK

K JR Natural Meats BEST CATERING

K Pacific Harvest BEST OUTDOOR DINING AREA

K Sylvester’s Burgers

THANK YOU

FOR VOTING US BEST NAIL SALON IN NORTH COUNTY! ~ THIRD YEAR IN A ROW ~

CALVIN’S NAILS. PEDI-MANI. WAXING

(805) 952-5606 105 S MAIN ST STE 5  TEMPLETON, CA 93465 Best of North SLO County

March 2022


HELPING YOU REACH YOUR GOALS

805-434-2608

615 S. MAIN ST. SUITE A  TEMPLETON, CA 93465

SPECIALTY ITEMS BEST OVERALL SPECIALTY FOODS

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Alchemist Garden

BEST MOCKTAIL

K Alchemist Garden BEST TACO

BEST FRENCH FRIES

LOCAL ARTISANS

K Sylvester’s Burgers

BEST OVERAL ARTISAN

BEST PASTRY

K Hush Harbor

K Back Porch Bakery BEST FRENCH TOAST

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Cowgirl Café

BEST OLIVE OIL

K Pasolivo BEST BREAD

K Hush Harbor

K El Compadre

BEST CUP OF COFFEE

BEST CAKE

K Malibu Brew

K Just Baked

BEST APPETIZER

BEST TEA

BEST GELATO, ICE CREAM, FROZEN DESSERT

K Street Side Ale House

K Spice of Life

K Negranti Creamery

BEST SALAD

BEST VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN

BEST LOCAL SEASONINGS

K Guest House Grill

K Ziggy’s

K Bren’s Blends

March 2022

Best of North SLO County

OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 202

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US

BEST FINANCIAL PLANNING AGENCY IN NORTH COUNTY!


T OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 202

HOME IMPROVEMENT

BEST ROOFING

BEST FURNITURE

BEST OVERALL HOME IMPROVEMENT

K Jacobs Roofing

K Harrington Home

K

Miner’s ACE Hardware BEST SOLAR K Solarponics

Furniture

BEST PEST AND RODENT CONTROL

BEST PAVING, CONCRETE, AND DRIVEWAYS

BEST ELECTRICIAN

K Story Termite & Pest

K Aronsen Construction

K Templeton Electric

BEST GENERAL CONTRACTOR

BEST CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING MATERIALS

K Weyrick Lumber BEST FLOORING

BEST RAIN GUTTERS

K Aronsen Construction

K 5 Star Rain Gutters

BEST CLEANING SERVICE

BEST LANDSCAPING, LAWN, AND GARDEN

K Steam Pro Carpet Care BEST MOVING COMPANY

K Native Creative

K Central Coast Moving &

BEST PLUMBING

BEST PROPANE

BEST STORAGE COMPANY

K Bells Plumbing

K Delta Liquid Energy

K El Camino Storage

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Landscaping

Storage

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US Best of North County

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Best of North SLO County

March 2022


BEST OVERALL SHOPPING & RETAIL

K Anna & Company BEST ANTIQUES, THRIFT, AND CONSIGNMENT

K North County Christian Thrift Store

BEST REPURPOSED, RENEWED OR RESOLD

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BEST FLOWERS & FLORIST

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Adelaida Flowers

BEST MEN OR WOMEN’S CLOTHING

BEST DOG PARK

K Anna & Company

K Templeton Dog Park

BEST CHILDREN’S CLOTHING

HEALTH, WELLNESS & BEAUTY

K Anna & Company PETS & ANIMALS

BEST OVERALL HEALTH, WELLNESS, & BEAUTY

BEST PET STORE

K Lemos Feed & Pet Supply K FHF • Fusion Fiit BEST PET GROOMING & CARE

BEST URGENT CARE OR CLINIC

Parlor Paso K Steampup Robles

K Urgent Care of Atascadero

BEST VETERINARIAN OR PET HOSPITAL

Camino K El Animal Hospital

K Michael Lebens, MD BEST PEDIATRICIAN

BEST BOOKS, STATIONARY, AND GIFTS BEST FEED STORE

K Perry’s Parcel

BEST GENERAL PRACTITIONER/DOCTOR

K Lemos Feed & Pet Supply

K Dr. Tamara Battle, Central Coast Pediatrics

Thank you for voting us Best Mexican Restaurant of North County!

Thank You for Voting Us Best American Auto Repair Shop

8550 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422 (805) 461-1111 March 2022

Air Conditioning  Axles & Brakes  Smog Check Domestic & Foreign  Check Engine Light Oil Change & Service  Brake Sales & Service

Best of North SLO County

OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 202

SHOPPING & RETAIL


T OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 202

BEST DENTIST OR ORTHODONTIST

K Pambrum Bracing BEST HEARING AID SPECIALIST

K Hearing Aid Specialists of the Central Coast

BEST EYEWEAR

K Specs by K yla For all your purchase and Refinance needs Conventional, FHA VA USDA and Reverse Mortgages

Voted Best Mortgage Company

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THANK YOU

FOR VOTING US

BEST WINDOW REPAIR & TINTING!

BEST OPTOMETRIST AND EYE CARE

K Primary Eyecare Atascadero BEST CHIROPRACTOR

K Mankey Family Chiropractic BEST DAY SPA

K Bliss Massage & Body Therapy BEST NAIL SALON

K Calvin’s Templeton BEST HAIR SALON

K Salon Envy BEST BARBER SHOP

K Nate’s Barbershop BEST TATTOO PARLOR

K Pioneer Tattoo Paso Robles BEST GYM OR PERSONAL TRAINER

K FHF • Fusion Fiit BEST WEIGHT LOSS OR NUTRITION

K FHF • Fusion Fiit Best of North SLO County

March 2022


BEST BANK OR CREDIT UNION

K SESLOC

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US Best Lunch Spot 3 years in a row!

BEST REAL ESTATE GROUP

K Malik Real Estate Group BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT

K Joanna Nowinski BEST MORTGAGE COMPANY

K Colony Mortgage K Chuck Braun State Farm

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BEST FINANCIAL PLANNING AGENCY

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BEST INSURANCE COMPANY

K Corvus Wealth Advisors BEST TAX PREPARATION

K Glenn Burdette BEST BOOKKEEPING SERVICE

K Tidwell Bookkeeping TRAVEL, ENTERTAINMENT, LEISURE AND EVENTS BEST HOTEL

K The Carlton Hotel BEST EVENT OR WEDDING VENUE

K Rava Vineyard and Winery BEST EVENT SUPPLY COMPANY

K All About Events March 2022

Best of North SLO County

OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 202

FINANCIAL, REAL ESTATE, OR LEGAL SERVICES


T OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 2022  BEST OF 202

TRAVEL, ENTERTAINMENT, LEISURE AND

Original Blend VOTED#1 BEST LOCAL SEASONINGS IN NORTH COUNTY!

EVENTS CONTINUED

BEST ART GALLERY

K Studios on the Park BEST GIRL’S NIGHT OUT SPOT

K Alchemist’s Garden BEST GUY’S NIGHT OUT SPOT

K Ancient Owl Beer Garden & Bottle Shoppe

BEST FAMILY OUTING

K Charles Paddock Zoo Visit my website for locations where you can purchase my Blends.

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BEST U12 KIDS ENTERTAINMENT

K Hops Bounce House BEST 12-17 KIDS ENTERTAINMENT

K Ravine Waterpark Thank you for Voting us BEST PET GROOMING & CARE 2 Years in a row and the support from our community and clients!

Awarded 2019 Best All Around Groomer

Specializing in:

Handstripping  Cording Asian Fusion  Creative Color  Show Dogs

BEST AMUSEMENT OR GAMES

K Ravine Waterpark BEST BOUNCE HOUSE OR PARTY SUPPLY

K Hops Bounce House BEST GOLF COURSE

Grooming since 91’ 31st year in the grooming industry! Salon opened in 2020

805-712-2443 steampupparlor.com Steampup Parlor @steampupparlor

K Chalk Mountain Golf Course BEST PARK

K Atascadero Lake Park

NDGAA/IPG Certified Groomer

Best of North SLO County

March 2022


Best Cakes & Best Dessert Best Cake Shop 2 YEARS IN A ROW!

WEDDING CAKES CELEBRATION CAKES FULL PASTRY BAR Dessert Catering 805.369.1554  justbakedslo.com  1825 Spring Street  Paso Robles, CA 93446

** Three years in a row**

March 2022

Best of North SLO County

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US


AUTO CARE BEST AMERICAN AUTO REPAIR & MAINTENANCE

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K El Camino Car Wash BEST BODY SHOP

K Davis Auto Body BEST TIRE SALES AND SERVICE

K American West Tire and Auto BEST AUTO SALES

K Ford Paso Robles BEST RV SALES AND SERVICE

K Sky River BEST GAS AND DIESEL STATION (TIE)

K Third Base K Klems BEST WINDOW REPAIR OR TINTING

K JJB Auto Glass (805) 466-1679

9330 El Camino Real Atascadero, CA 93422 Best of North SLO County

BEST AUTO PARTS

K O’Reilly’s Auto Parts March 2022


BEST DOWNTOWN TASTING ROOM

K Kula Vineyards & Winery

BEST DOWNTOWN TASTING ROOM

BEST RED & BEST WHITE!

BEST VINEYARD TASTING ROOM (TIE)

COME SEE FOR YOURSELF WHY WE WERE VOTED #1

K Daou K Halter Ranch BEST VINEYARD EXPERIENCE

K Halter Ranch BEST RED

K Kula Fireworks BEST WHITE

K Kula Vineyards & Winery BEST WINE & BEER TOUR

K Toast Tours

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Thank You!

Thank you for your vote!

#1 GIFT STORE IN NORTH COUNTY

For Voting us Best of North County

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• Aluminum & Copper Gutters in over 70 Colors • Discounts to Contractors FR E E S ATE ESTIM

5” OGEE

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• Service & Maintenance • 5-Year Work Warranty • Rain Chains • Senior Citizen Discounts

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March 2022

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BREWERIES, DISTILLERIES, AND TAP HOUSES BEST BAR, TAVERN, PUB, OR TAP HOUSE (TIE)

Thanks for voting us as the best cleaning service 2 years in a row!

K Pappy McGregor’s K Ancient Owl BEST BREWERY

K Barrelhouse BEST LOCAL SPIRIT

K Central Coast Distillery BEST NIGHT CLUB

K Pappy McGregor’s BEST BEER

K Barrelhouse BEST COCKTAIL

K Alchemist Garden Thank you for voting me BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT of North County!

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Joanna Nowinski

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March 2022


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Best of North SLO County

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A HUGE Congratulations to all our winners of this year’s 9th Annual Best of North SLO County! We thank you our readers for taking the time to vote for your favorites! Without your support for all our businesses this would not be possible. As we all continue to come through this challenging time, we know that there is only one way we will get through this and that is, together. 


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Thank you! to all our readers and local businesses for helping us make our community better through print. We do it all for, of and by you, the People of our community. Our sincere thanks.

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Celebrating 9 years

in Downtown Paso

Before the California regulations change!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. We love our community!

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• Aluminum & Copper Gutters in over 70 Colors • Discounts to Contractors FR E E S ATE ESTIM

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• Service & Maintenance • 5-Year Work Warranty • Rain Chains • Senior Citizen Discounts

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Pluma

Paso Robles Remembers

Bill

By Camille DeVaul

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f there was a cause in Paso Robles that needed volunteers or awareness to be brought to people's attention, chances are Bill Pluma was involved. At the age of 81, Bill passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, in Paso Robles. He was born in Los Angeles, on January 9, 1940, to William and Martha Pluma. Bill's volunteering history began in Paso Robles in the early '90s after settling here with his new wife, Janice. While the two enjoyed world travels throughout their years together, his heart was in his home and community. Bill himself said, “Volunteering opens the door to learning, camaraderie, and community service.” He was instrumental in building several programs for Paso Robles, giving 1,500 to 2,000 hours a year of his time. Some of his contributions to the community included: • Building of the Food Bank and starting the grocery store Food Barrel Program • Served on the Board of Directors for the Toy Bank of the Greater Paso Robles Area for over 24 years, and was president for 17 years and chairman of the Fundraising Committee for the last seven years • Was a member of the Optimist Club and worked with local high school students in the Junior Optimist Club • Started the Main Street Spelling Bee, held in the downtown park

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• Was a docent at the Estrella Warbird Museum • Volunteered as an AAP Clerk during elections • Volunteereed at the Paso Robles Library from 2001 to 2006 • Served on the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2013 • Volunteered at the Paso Robles Senior Center from 2014 to 2021 • Was a founding member of the Black Tie Bingo fundraiser for the Senior Center • Led elementary school tours at the Paso Robles Police Department Over the years of his volunteerism, Bill received several honors for his work in the community. In 2007, he received a Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from President Bush for volunteering over 4,000 hours in two consecutive years. In 2013, he was recognized for contributing over 1,000 hours of service to Paso Robles Senior Services. More recently, in 2021, he was honored with the Carol Conway Award, given to individuals who embrace volunteerism on all levels, and was named Senior of the Year for 2021. Paso Robles City Councilman Fred Strong often ran into Bill. Both were presidents of the Optimist Club, a distinction they shared with Mayor Steve Martin. "He only had one speed, and that was overdrive — he was always committed to good causes," said Fred. Bill's first volunteering position was with the PRPD as a courier and later as a hearing and medi-

ation officer. He later served on the Senior Advisory Board, the Food Bank Coalition, Salvation Army, Paso Robles City Library, Performing Arts Center in SLO, friends of the Mid-State Fair, Estrella Warbirds Museum, Pioneer Museum, Main Street, and numerous other organizations. In addition, he was a member of the Paso Optimist Club, Elks Club, and Marine Corps League. Mayor Steve Martin remarked on Bill's impact on the community. "First of all, donating all that manpower, all those hours of his life to pitch in and help," he said. "Secondly, just that fact that he was such a cheerleader for all these good causes. He was always out looking for people and businesses to support activities — he was a role model for somebody who wanted to give back to the community. "Anybody who thinks that their efforts don't make a difference needs to look at Bill's life because they do," Mayor Steve added. It is clear Bill made a large impact on the community as he had ties with almost every aspect of it. Many said he had a way of bringing awareness to causes in a way no one else could. “Bill was a tireless leader of our club for many years. He raised our standards of volunteerism to a new level when he joined," Pete Lucier of the Paso Robles Optimist Club said. "Because of his involvement in other Paso groups, he helped our club to get involved in many city activities. He led our club as past president and district governor. Bill Pluma had a passion for helping kids. He was the chairman of the Optimist Spelling Bee. He led our Paso Robles High School Junior Optimists for many years. This group was one of the best and largest clubs in the state. He was chairman of our scholarship committee and worked tirelessly organizing our annual oratorical contest. Bill Pluma was a great man and I’m proud to call him my friend.” Norma Moye of the Main Street Association also had great things to say about Bill. “We are going to miss him terribly," she said. "He worked on our Honey Festival and its Spelling Bee, which takes so much work. The kids just loved him. He was an amazing volunteer who loved Paso. He was a kind, get-it-done kind of person. We loved him. He was an awesome person.” Bill is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janice Pluma, his oldest daughter, his son-in-law, three grandchildren, his younger sister and brother, five sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, an aunt, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and of course, friends. There will be a celebration of Bill’s life on March 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Hangar 1 at the Estrella Warbirds Museum in Paso Robles. In place of flowers, donations to the following would be appreciated: Toy Bank of Greater Paso Robles, Paso Senior Center, Paso Pioneer Museum, Estrella Warbirds Museum/Woodland Auto Display, or a charity of your choice. 

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2022

Largest Wedding Season Since the 80's

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ome say that planning a wedding for 2022 will be harder than finding their soulmate. That is because 2022 is shaping up to be the largest wedding season since 1984. According to the wedding report, 2022 will see an estimated 2.5 million weddings. To put that in perspective, there were 2.1 million weddings in 2019 and only 1.2 million in 2020 because of pandemic cancellations. Jacob Paul, venue manager for Almond Springs, located north of Paso Robles, has also noticed the increase in weddings, "2022 is shaping up to be our biggest year by a long shot. While last year did end up being fairly normal in terms of bookings, there were a huge number of couples who elected to postpone in hopes of having a little more clarity and confidence regarding the pandemic and how it may affect their big day." Almond Springs opened their 2022 bookings in late 2020. What started as a slow trickle of weddings quickly became a mad dash of couples looking to find their dream venue for 2022. "We are absolutely packed for 2022 weddings!" said Jacob, "We were fortunate enough to fill this year's season by the end of October 2021 and are much further ahead in booking 2023 than we ever expected." Booking a venue is typically first on a couple's list of to-dos when wedding planning. When picking a venue, couples have to not only find a place they love but also consider whether it will accommodate their guest list. And according to some in the wedding industry, those who were hoping

for the 150 plus guest list in 2020 have postponed to 2022 to ensure COVID restrictions and protocols will allow their Big, Fat, (Greek) Wedding. In terms of wedding size, Jacob says he has seen, "Big, small, and everything in between. I have noticed a significant increase in weddings over 150 guests, especially compared to 2021. It seems that most couples and their guests are becoming much more confident and comfortable in their future wedding plans." Trumpet Vine Catering, based in Paso Robles, has also noticed an increase in larger weddings. Erica Nolan, co-owner of the catering company, said, "The people that want to have big weddings, they're having big weddings. They're still doing it and fitting them in where they can." The typical wedding season is from May to October and on the weekends. So, you know it's a big wedding season when save the dates are sent out for Monday and Thursday weddings and in months like January and November. Wedding photographer, Melissa Guerra, has also noticed weddings already popping up on Monday and Thursdays. Erica's catering company already did a 180 person wedding in January and a 190 person wedding in February. She says, "The year is not over yet, and we're still booking this year, so as the dates start becoming scarce, I wouldn't be surprised if we started seeing those Thursday weddings popping up." The busy wedding season isn't just to be blamed on COVID, but rather a combination of things.

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Erica says she has noticed in previous seasons that even number years have more weddings. While the COVID pandemic did push many to postpone their weddings, many of the weddings she has booked this year aren't all postponements. "People want to have a party," said Erica, "A lot of our clients, they want to have what people expect at a wedding and on a weekend. They want to have a nice big beautiful party." With the Central Coast being a popular tourist destination, it goes hand in hand with people a popular location for destination weddings. So not only are we hosting locals for their nuptials day, but local vendors are catering to out of area folks whose hometown may not be as open as the Central Coast. But also, who has better weather and sceneries than us? Melissa agrees that COVID has something to do with the increase in weddings, but for more reasons than just postponed weddings getting their day to shine. She says, "More people are putting importance on relationships and actually pulling the trigger faster." Photographers are one of the most important pieces to a wedding—and they are booking fast! On an average year, photographers book about 30 weddings in the season, but some are now up to 40 weddings and meeting their max. Another photographer Melissa knows books 30 weddings a year, and they have already booked 15, just two months into the year. Being a photographer, Melissa spends the most time with the wedding couple out of any of the vendors. And she has some good advice for brides to be, "Number one thing don't stress—the other thing is meeting all your vendors and knowing who you are working with, especially your photographers." Melissa expressed the importance of building trust between the client and photographer. It is one of the most intimate and personal parts of the wedding day, and if you don't jive with your photographer, it will show up in the photos. Now that weddings are officially happening, what are they looking like? Melissa says she has noticed couples making their own traditions and ditching the ones that don't fit their personal style. That means many are ignoring what's trending and focusing more on what they like and having fun with it—leaning into their individual selves. Blogs everywhere are talking about people leaning into having themed parties—think rhinestone cowboy to 70s disco and whatever your imagination wants! They also say micro weddings are out, and big blow-out weddings are back, save the dates are going virtual, and vibrant colors and florals. People are moving away from multiple toasts at receptions, muted colors, and overly packed gifts for guests. The infamous year of 2020 ripped everyone's

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confidence away in terms of planning for future events. And when it comes to something as costly and memorable as a wedding, you want to have the reassurance that the day you've been waiting for is going to happen. In recent years, society has learned there is more than one way to do something and that it's okay to do things differently. But now that the world is opening up again, people are ready for a good party—and what better party than one that celebrates soulmates! 

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Taste of Paso

Sip & Savor

Paso's Cab Brigade "P aso and Cab were made for each other," declared Gary Eberle. A puzzling comment from a vintner known for pioneering syrah planting in Paso. Cab, a slang for cabernet sauvignon, is also Eberle's daily go-to sipping wine. Cab not only leads all grape varieties planted in Paso Robles, but ageability makes it a collector's dream, which Gary is eager to prove. On a cold winter afternoon, I met the Paso pioneer at Eberle Winery, where he was ready with four older vintages that would express Paso Cabs' ageability. The Paso wine region has long held its prime spot as a Rhône zone. But Paso's Cab Brigade is fast catching up, gaining popularity and garnering high scores from noted wine critics. Cabs here are opulent. They have the va-va-voom of Jennifer Lopez, with an elegance of Jackie Kennedy. In recent years, I've noticed vintners dedicated to Rhône-style plantings adding cabernet sauvignon vines in their vineyards. "Cab is everywhere," said Eberle's winemaker Chris Eberle (no relation to Gary). "People are ripping out zinfandel and Sangiovese and replacing it with cabernet." Syrah may be sexy, but as the saying goes, Cab is King! Paso's wine region encompasses over 40,000 vineyard acres, of which over 39 percent is planted to Cab. Paso Cab fruit remains a good source for Napa wine producers for blending with local Napa grapes. We begin Eberle's lineup with the 1978 Estrella River Winery Cab, made by Eberle when he was at that winery. "It's got a bottle bouquet on the nose," he announced of the faint brick color wine. "It's like grandma's old attic." Another brick-hued 1982 Eberle Cab Reserve made by winemaker Tom Myers at Estrella River winery showed distinctive barnyard notes, and the 1987 Eberle estate-bottled Cab was fruit-forward

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with firm tannins. We finished with a lively 1997 Eberle Cab. Adelaida Vineyards' 1982 Cab was yet another testament to Paso's aging potential. Evocative of classic cedar and cigar box notes, the wine showed freshness on the palate. This vintage was crafted by John Munch, who had at the time established the Adelaida label with wines made by Myers at Estrella Winery. We savored some recent vintages of Adelaida Cabs: the 2018 Vineyard designate and the cellar-worthy 2016 and '13 from the Signature series. "We are a Bordeaux house through and through — that's where our strength lies," declared Steve Peck, director of winemaking at J. Lohr Winery. He set up an interesting tasting of six wines dating back to 2007. From the Cuvée portfolio (barrelaged for three years and bottle-aged for one), we tasted the Cab-driven PAU blends: the '10 expressing a minty character, the '09 truffle scented and '08 dark and savory. Another trio of 2007s ranged from Carol's Vineyard in Napa Valley to the local Hilltop and PAU, all still vibrantly youthful. At the Cab-centric Daou Family Wines, I tasted superb wines crafted by co-proprietor and winemaker Daniel Daou, among them the velvety smooth 2019 Estate Cab and the seductive 2018 Soul of a Lion, the flagship blend. The recent Cab explosion has in part to do with the formation of the Paso Robles CAB (Cabernet and Bordeaux varieties) Collective, established in 2011. It was Daou who corralled support from local wineries such as J. Lohr, Justin Vineyards, Adelaida Vineyards, Eberle, Halter Ranch, Vina Robles Vineyards, and Chateau Margene to form the organization. So, is Paso a Cab country? "I think, it's becoming that," answered Dan Smith, winemaker at Villa San Juliette. "Here, you have drinkability and aging potential." Among the lineup, we tasted the 2017 Romantique, a

Shown is a lineup of Paso Robles-area "Cabs," ready to be sampled by our columnist. Photo by Mira Honeycutt

Bordeaux blend, and a 2018 Reserve Cab, wines that hit your palate up front with a rush of red fruits. "There's a big push [on cabernets] especially because of the Cab Collective," noted Sterling Kragten, winemaker at Cass Winery. The 2018 vintages of Cab-driven blends range from the dark and brooding TED supported by mourvèdre (a Rhône variety) adding some pepperiness, and the regular and reserve Cab crafted as classic Bordeaux blends. Some Paso winemakers take the liberty of adding a Rhône variety to their Cabs, but not Soren Christensen. "I'm a traditionalist, I will not blend Cab with syrah," said the winemaker at Hearst Ranch Winery, pouring the 2017 vintages of the textured Proprietor's Reserve and the wellrounded The Point, a classic Bordeaux blend. At Vina Robles' state-of-the-art winery, winemaker Kevin Willenborg lined up the 2018 and '19 vintages of 100 percent Cabs. The Creston Valley wines expressed dark cherry fruit, while the ones from Adelaida Springs were evocative of cassis and cedar. At the Cab-centric Hope Family Wines, the range extends from the everyday Austin Cab to Treana and the cellar-worthy Austin Hope Reserve. I savored more bold complex Cabs at Niner Wine Estates: the 2018 Fog Catcher Bordeaux blend and the full-bodied Heart Hill Cab; Victor Hugo Winery's 2017 Opulence, rich and bold, true to its name; and Robert Hall's full-bodied Cab and Meritage from the Cavern Select series. Other Paso wineries producing distinctive Cabs and Bordeaux blends include Sixmilebridge, Ancient Peaks, Allegretto, Chateau Margene, Brecon, Parrish, Paris Valley Road Estate, Grey Wolf, The Farm, and more. For the extended version of the story visit pasoroblespress.com. 

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Luck of the Irish

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Orchard & Vineyard Supply

Business Spotlight

Supporting Local Farms By Christianna Marks

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ix years ago, Wilson Orchard Supply opened in Paso Robles, and then in 2018, the Orchard Supply store merged with Oregon's Oregon Vineyard Supply. "[We] became one company-OVS [Orchard & Vineyard Supply]," said Sales Manager for California, Sean Graham. The local Paso Robles store is one of many up and down the West Coast. Orchard & Vineyard Supply stores span California, Oregon, and Washington states. "We saw the potential that Paso Robles and surrounding areas offer! It's an area that continues to grow with vineyards, orchards, and other crops. We are really enjoying getting more involved in the community and watching it continue to develop with different crops," continued Sean. As the leader in Orchard, Vineyard, and Hops supplies, OVS, takes pride in teaming up with local farmers and companies to give them a one-of-akind experience. "We love supporting our local farmers. It's great to be an active member of our community and the wine and vineyard industry in Paso. We are so happy to be a part of the growth in the industry in this area. Our goal is to continue partnering with locals to help grow our presence and make their lives easier through product and service," Sean added. "We partner with many farming operations up and down the coast and throughout central California. We supply growing supplies for vineyards and orchards throughout California with two storefront locations and a distribution center." With a team of experts, who together have over 50 years of combined experience, the team at Orchard & Vineyard Supply has not only the supplies you're looking for but also the advice you need to go along with them. "Our team of experts partner with the growers and crop managers to identify each individual growers' needs and find exactly what they are looking to get out of their vineyard or orchard. We then come up with a collaborative solution for their needs—including how they will be planting, trellising, pruning, harvesting, etc. From there, we make suggestions and provide products based on

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the grower's preferences for their crop," said Sean of the process. Orchard & Vineyard Supply has also teamed up with Cascade Water Systems and Davis Pump & Electric Motors, which has been instrumental in growing their pump and irrigation capabilities up and down the West Coast. And that's just on top of everything else they provide. "At OVS, we provide everything you need for planting, tying & training, trellising, irrigation, harvesting, pruning, and more. We are a distributor for Pellenc mechanical tools and offer demos to local farms. We also rent wine tanks to the Paso region! This year we are launching a new, revolutionary vineyard stake, as well," Sean said with excitement.

The OVS team takes pride in their availability and would love to come out to the farms and vineyards in the North County to provide their services and give product quotes. Orchard & Vineyard Supply is located at 77 Marquita Avenue in Paso Robles near Tin City. Visit them to see some of their product offerings, or contact their local reps for any questions. Dallan — Central Coast (805) 260-6637 Brandon — Greater Bakersfield Area (559) 788-9385 Sean — Greater Fresno Area (559) 907-9358 Paso Robles Store — (805) 434-9488 You can also find Orchard & Vineyard Supply on the web at: ovs.com. 

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Oak Leaf • San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

The Benefits of Practicing

Kindness

James Brescia, Ed.D. COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

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ducational agencies across the county participated in the "The Great Kindness Challenge" earlier this year. The week was filled with proactive and positive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) activities focused on improving school climate and increasing student engagement. One of the questions asked during the week was, "What can we adults learn from our youth's actions during the challenge?" This month's article summarizes my review of some research literature on the benefits of practicing kindness and how it will help move us forward as one community. Throughout the pandemic, I stressed that a focus on flexibility, patience, and kindness is a tangible example of how adults practice behaviors that promote SEL. Research teaches us that kindness benefits the person practicing the kindness and the recipient. Harvard Business School researchers examined happiness in 136 countries and documented that altruistic people reported higher satisfaction levels. The data indicated a positive feedback loop between kindness and joy. Researchers found that "people, in general, feel happier when asked to remember a time when they benefited someone else — even happier than when they remembered benefiting themselves." Another study conducted at the University of British Columbia observed a group of people with high levels of anxiety who performed multiple acts of kindness each week. After two months, the participants demonstrated improved mood, increased relationship satisfaction, and decreased social avoidance. Psychology Today researcher Christine Carter, Ph.D., noted that "people who volunteer tend to experience (report) fewer aches and pains." Perhaps

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this is because they are busy or because altruistic behavior mitigates daily challenges. Unfortunately, today's fast-paced society often keeps us so busy trying to keep up that we forget to take a moment and be present for others. Recently I was so busy looking down at my phone and checking messages that I nearly walked into a young mother pushing a stroller and struggling to open the shop door. Each day opportunities to practice kindness abound when we take time to notice. Research links six positive health outcomes to the practice of kindness, including increased happiness, improved energy, reductions in anxiety, lower blood pressure, reduced reports of pain, and healthy longevity. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) postulated that, as a strength, kindness has three components: (a) the motivation to be kind to others; (b) the recognition of kindness in others; and (c) the enactment of kind behavior in one's daily life. Study results showed that: (a) Happy people scored higher on their motivation to perform and their recognition and enactment of kind behaviors. (b) Happy people have more happy memories in daily life in terms of quantity and quality. (c) Subjective happiness was increased simply by counting one's acts of kindness for one week. (d) Happy people became more kind and grateful through the counting kindnesses intervention. Additional NIH reports supported the importance of kindness in producing subjective happiness. The same NIH study suggests that motivational and cognitive processes in daily life may create differences between happy and less happy people. The differences may be responsible for some of the

consequences of happiness. The research results indicated that happy people might become even happier, kinder, and more grateful following intervention relative to less happy people. Watkins (2004) showed that people who score higher on trait measures of gratitude experience greater subjective well-being and more intense positive effects (happiness, vitality, and hope) as well as fewer adverse effects (depression, resentment, and envy). Additional NIH research suggests that, like gratitude, kindness is an essential human strength that influences subjective well-being. Kindness contributes to good social relationships and may be adaptive. The NIH results further suggest that a reciprocal relationship may exist between kindness and happiness, as shown for grat- Aesop itude and joy in studies conducted by (Emmons & McCullough, 2003). Educators across our county, state, nation, and the world have expressed the challenges experienced over the past two years. Working to restore our communities with kindness is central to the healing process. Many thanks to those of you in the community for examining the benefits of practicing kindness. Your dedication to those we serve is greatly appreciated and makes a difference in today's world. It is an honor to serve as your County Superintendent of Schools. 

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Houses of worshiP D I R E C T O R Y

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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

Family Worship Center

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

Victory Outreach Paso Robles

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.

PASO ROBLES MAGAZINE P.O. Box 427 Paso Robles, CA 93447 Phone: 805-237-6060 or office@13starsmedia.com


Calendar of

MARCH

EVENTS

DUE TO COVID-19 ALL EVENTS ARE TENTATIVE AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CALL AHEAD OR CHECK ONLINE FOR MORE DETAILS.

JAN. 12 - MAR. 11

MAR. 11 - 12

KEN JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY ON DISPLAY

STUDIOS ON THE PARK

PASO ROBLES CITY LIBRARY 1000 SPRING ST.

MAR. 12 ZOO TRIVIA NIGHT TIME: 5:00 p - 8:00 p DETAILS: Come test your knowledge about animals at the Charles Paddock Zoo. For rules and other information visit charlespaddockzoo.org

DETAILS: Daylight saving begins, so make sure to set your clocks forward an hour. “Spring Forward”

MAR. 23

MAR. 26 CENTRAL COAST BEER FEST 2022

STUDIOS ON THE PARK- 1130 PINE ST SUNKEN GARDENS - 6505 EL CAMINO REAL, ATASCADERO, CA TIME: 4 p - 5:30 p DETAILS: Youth are invited to paint with Studios on the Park. All materials and instruction from ArtSocial 805 are covered in the $23 fee. For more info visit studiosonthpark.org

TIME: 12 p - 4 p DETAILS: The fourth annual Central Coast Craft Beer Fest, presented by the Central Coast Brewers Guild. For more information visit atascadero.com

APR. 9 - 10

APR. 10 - 24

WINE 4 PAWS WEEKEND DETAILS: Join forces with over 50 SLO County businesses to raise funds for Woods Humane Society! Visit in person, or order online. You can help our fourlegged friends in need whether you’re near or far. Visit www.wine4paws.com to see who’s participating

MID-STATE FAIR MARKET PASO ROBLES EVENT CENTER 2198 RIVERSIDE AVE TIME: Friday March 11, 12 p - 5 p Sat/Sun March 12 & 13, 10 a - 5 p DETAILS: Local crafters and artisans selling handmade and unique items. Free admission and parking! For more information visit midstatefair.com

MAR. 18 - 20 SPRING RELEASE WEEKEND DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES CITY PARK

CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO

BRILLIANT BUGS YOUTH PAINTING

DETAILS: For the whole month of March Ken Johnson’s photographic display can be viewed. This series attempts to capture the beauty of the outdoors. For more info visit prcity.com

MAR. 13 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

SUBMIT UPCOMING EVENTS TO: office@13starsmedia.com

MAR. 1 - 31

CALL FOR ARTISTS LIFE REFURBISHED

DETAILS: Studios on the Park invites artists from all mediums to join the upcoming Life Refurbished exhibition. Artists are encouraged to use refurbished materials to create new pieces of artwork. Email by March 11, with images of your work(s) or a description of a work-in-progress. Entry fees will also be due at this time. Entry fee: $15. For more info visit studiosonthpark.org

Stay up on all the events and happenings in North San Luis Obispo County!

TIME: 10:00 a - 6:00 p DETAILS: Gather in the iconic Downtown City Park for the Walk-Around Tasting with 40+ Paso Robles wineries to taste the newest vintages. Meet the makers, enjoy live music, take in the ambiance, and experience why Paso Wine is so special. For more info visit pasowine.com

APR. 3

APR. 9

TOUR OF PASO BIKE RIDE FOR CCSC-CC

HOP TO IT - VISIT THE EASTER BUNNY

DETAILS: 26 and 50-mile routes through Paso's beautiful wine country. Form a team to help raise $80,000 in support of local Cancer patients and their families! Prizes awarded for the top three fundraisers! For more info visit cscslo.org

DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES CITY PARK TIME: 11:00 a - 2:00 p DETAILS: Visit the Easter Bunny in the Holiday House and Get a Prize!

APR 23

14TH ANNUAL VINTAGE SIDECAR CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO SPRING FESTIVAL RENDEZVOUS, BRITISH CAR CLUB, ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLES & RECYCLED TREASURES CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO TIME: 10:00 a - 5:00 p DETAILS: Come enjoy fur and feathers for a limited time! The Spring Festival is included with General Admission to the Zoo. For more information call (805) 461-5080

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DOWNTOWN PASO ROBLES CITY PARK TIME: 9:00 a - 3:00 p DETAILS: Go back in time and join the fun! See a showcase of classic Britsh Cars, Sidecars & Motorcycles!

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Local Service & Community

At the Library

Business & Networking

6290 Adams St.• (805) 237-3010

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

Creston Library

Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

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

Templeton Chamber of Commerce

San Miguel Library

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

254 13th St. (805) 467-3224

Shandon Library

Health & Wellness

195 N 2nd St. • (805) 237-3009

Paso Robles Library 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.

Cancer Support Community Providing support, education and hope 1051 Las Tablas Road, Templeton • (805) 238-4411 • cscslo.org Cancer Support Helpline • (888) 793-9355, 6a- 6p PST. Special Programs

• 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month • Adv. Cancer Support Group | Virtual • 10:00 - 11:00 a • 2nd Tuesday of each month • Young Survivor Support Group | Hybrid • 6:00 - 7:30 p • 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

Email programs@cscslo.org for zoom links

• Every Wednesday • Tai Chi Chih | Virtual • 10:00 - 11:00 a • Mindfulness Hour | Virtual • 11:30 a - 12:30 p • 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month • Grief Support Group | Virtual • 1:30 - 2:30 p • 1st Thursday of each month • Breast Cancer Support Group | Virtual • 11:00 a - 12:00 p

Service Organizations American Legion Post 50

Elks Lodge

Optimist Club

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

PasoRoblesLodge2364•1420ParkStreet•(805)239-1411

Atascadero #14927 • 9850 E. Front St. • Meetings — 3rd Tuesday, 5:30 p Paso Robles Club #14668 • (805) 238-2410 • Meeting — 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30 p

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

Kiwanis International Paso Robles •1900 Golden Hill Road • Meeting — Tuesday, 12:00 p

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

Ongoing Monthly Events Every Tuesday

Every Wednesday

Every Saturday

PASO ROBLES FARMERS MARKET

ATASCADERO FARMERS MARKET

TEMPLETON FARMERS MARKET

11TH & SPRING

ATASCADERO SUNKEN GARDENS

6TH & CROCKER

TIME: 9:00 - 11:30 a

TIME: 3:00 - 6:00 p

TIME: 9:00 a - 12:30 p

(Mar. 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th)

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(Mar. 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th)

(Mar. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)

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14TH ANNUAL

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Sunday, April 3 2022

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE 14TH ANNUAL TOUR OF PASO RIDE RIDERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS, THEIR CHOICE OF TWO ROUTES – PASO ROBLES WINE COUNTRY NINER

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Last Word

SweetArt Luncheon Returns

to Studios on the Park By Camille DeVaul

T

he annual SweetArt Luncheon hosted by Studios on the Park returned to Paso Robles this year after taking a hiatus due to the pandemic. This time to celebrate adventurers, founding board members, and champions of the arts, Liz and Newlin Hastings. "This luncheon was a way to have a fundraiser but at the same time celebrate the people who have made such a big impact at studios," Sarah Ambrose, Executive Director at Studios, shared. On Tuesday, February 15, lovers of the arts met at this year's venue, Terra Mia. The theme revolved around adventure as Liz and Newlin are big fans of the outdoors and everything it offers. Guests were instructed to dress ready for adventure. Liz and Newlin have been on the board since the beginning and helped founder Anne Laddon with the Studio's building as Newlin works in reality. Honorees for the fundraiser are usually those who helped create Studio. The event A Heavenly Home.....................................9 AM Sun Solar...........................................35 American Riviera Bank............................15 Anna & Mom...........................................32 Athlon Fitness & Performance..................4 Bell's Plumbing.......................................20 Blake's True Value....................................18 Bob Sprain's Draperies...........................41 Bren's Original Blends............................28 Bridge Sportsman's Center.....................35 CalSun Electric & Solar............................18 Calvin's Nails...........................................22 Cancer Support Community...................49 Central Coast Casualty Restoration.........34 Central Coast Pediatrics...........................21

City of Paso Robles Rec & Library..............7 Coast Electronics......................................11 Colony Market and Deli..........................27 Colony Mortgage....................................26 Community West Bank...........................51 Connect Home Loans..............................37 Corvus Wealth Advisors...........................23 Deep Steam Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners.............................................................34 Dr. Maureeni Stanislaus..........................15 Dr. Steve Herron OBGYN.........................34 Ferrell's Auto Repair................................25 Five Star Rain Gutters..............................35 General Store Paso Robles......................13 Hamon Overhead Door...........................37

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acts as a way people can give money to Studio's and their programs but also in honor of who they are celebrating. Plus, it gives everyone a reason to dress up and have fun! In previous years, the fundraiser was held at Studio on Pine Street in Downtown Paso Robles. But to keep a safer environment, owners of Terra Mia offered their venue for more open space. The last Sweet Art Luncheon was held in 2020, just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. The Studio was unable to have its annual fundraiser in 2021 because of continuing COVID-related restrictions. Proceeds raised at the Sweet Art Luncheon go to keeping Studios open and functioning and also to their Kids Art Smart Program for local youth. Studios has served over 100,000 students and visitors every year through our Kids Art Smart and Community Arts Access programs, free of charge. They have studied and created works of art in mediums such as marbilizing, sumi-e resist painting, watercolor, collage, DIRECTORY TO OUR ADVERTISERS This issue of Paso Robles Magazine brought to you by Harvest Senior Living, LLC.......................17 Hearing Aid Specialists Of The Central Coast..........................................................3 Homecraft Handyman............................44 House of Moseley...................................45 JJB Auto Glass.........................................26 Joanna Nowinski Century 21 Hometown Realty................32 Juice Boss................................................10 Just Baked SLO........................................29 Kaitilin Riley, DDS....................................17

Kenneth's Heating & Air..........................41 Kula Vineyards & Winery.........................31 Lansford Dental.........................................5 Lemos Feed & Pet Supply........................33 Native Landscape....................................30 Negranti Creamery..................................24 Nick's Painting.........................................37 North County Christian Thrift Shop.........30 North County Pilates...............................12 O'Conner Pest Control.............................41 Odyssey World Cafe................................17

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sculpting, ceramics, and printmaking. Sarah says the program is, "Our way to give free art lessons to children throughout North County—a lot of these students may not have access to things like this, so its a lot of fun to be able to share the love of art with these kids." Studios on the Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a creative, educational, and transformational experience to enhance understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Studios was founded by Anne Laddon, a professional artist and 25 year resident of Paso Robles. Anne saw many artists leave Paso Robles for its lack of artistic community. In 2007 she leased the old Pioneer Auto Parts shop on Pine Street. Anne gathered some close friends and advisors to form the founding Board of Directors, and together they rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Soon after, Studios on the Park was born.  For more information on Studios on the Park, visit studiosonthepark.org Optometric Care Associates......................9 Paso Robles District Cemetery................13 Paso Robles Handyman..........................18 Paso Robles Safe and Lock......................45 Pedro's Mexican Restaurant...................25 Perry's Parcel &Gift..................................31 Red Scooter Deli......................................12 Robert Fry M.D.........................................44 Robert Hall Winery....................................2 San Luis Obispo County Office of Education...........................................................45 SLG Senior Care.......................................41 Solarponics..............................................29 Specs by Kyla...........................................27 Spice of Life..............................................35

Steam Pro Carpet Care............................32 Steampup Parlor.....................................28 Story Termite & Pest Control....................29 Sylvester's Burgers..............................1, 33 Templeton Glass......................................37 Teresa Rhyne Law Group.........................15 The Natural Alternative............................11 The Oaks at Paso Robles/ Westmont Living 18 The Vreamery...........................................17 Tooth and Nail Winery.............................52 Writing Support Group...........................10 Wyatt Wicks Finish Carpentry, Inc...........17

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