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Something Worth Reading
Memorial Day by hayley mattson
Remembering our fallen heroes by honoring their memory and sacrifice for the freedoms and liberties we hold dear
Happy Mother's Day by barbie butz
May 9 will be a special day for all of the mothers out there. It will be a day to recognize and appreciate motherhood and all that it means
Paso Robles Area Historical Society by camille devaul
The PRAHS was started in 1985 by well -known Paso Robles community members, Virginia Peterson and Norma Moye
It’s Happening On Main Street: The Goddess of Springtime The Natural Alternative: Natural Skin Care Paso Robles Chamber: Enjoy the Season
The General Store: New Ways to Fill Your Bag with Local Love
Taste of Paso
Sip & Savor: Daou Sisters, The Next Generation
SLO County Office of Education: Look for the Silver Lining!
Directory of Local Houses of Worship
Directory to our Advertisers
Paso Robles Magazine Manifesto
Justice for Kristin by camille devaul
After 25 years a arrest was made and the Smart family released a statement to honor their daughter, sister and the community
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ay is usually a month of celebration around these parts. It's a month packed with love for moms, swap meets for dads, tractor shows for the whole family, and ending with Memorial Day gatherings in thanks to all those who gave their lives so we can appreciate our annual celebrations. This year, spring has brought us hope but we have yet to see the full bloom of life in California we are accustomed to after a rough year of 2020. But we still have cause to celebrate. We have a strong fabric in our community that has survived the stresses and tensions of the past year to remain fixed on what makes our community remarkable. You know who you are, and we honor you.
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As we move forward each month over the next year, we will share a historical look back to stories that we have covered over the last 20 years. This month we started with the Paso Robles Area Historial Society (page 22), whom we have chosen to receive a portion of our sales in May as a donation to support their ongoing efforts to preserve the resilient history of Paso Robles. It is a magazine we continue to have elevated goals for amidst a culture that needs print more than ever. A big thank you to our advertisers who keep this magazine mailing to you every month and to our hometown employees who work so hard to put it all together. We thank you for your continued love and support and hope you like this month’s issue of Paso Robles Magazine. Much love, Nic & Hayley
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It’s Happening on Main Street
The Goddess of Springtime Karyl Lammers
e’re entering the third and last month of Spring. MAY has been called the goddess of springtime and growth. The gentle warmth of the month brings flower blossoms, crops begin to sprout, and people are dancing. Children used to make garlands from greenery and participated in joyful celebrations on the first day of May (May Day). Horticulturally, May is “Opening day,” “Homecoming,” and “Graduation” all rolled into one. This is a time of fun, celebrations, and traditions heading into summer and fall. Celebrations happen throughout the month, starting with Cinco de Mayo on May 5, when Mexicans recognize their defeat over the French forces in 1862. There are festivals, parades, and traditional foods, music, and dancing across the nation. Look for local events; the City Park has not yet entertained any social events; this is where Cinco de Mayo happened in previous years. On May 9, we acknowledge Mother’s Day. A time set aside to honor motherhood. Come downtown Paso Robles for those special cards, gifts, and flowers to show mom your gratitude. Check the local papers for Brunch specials. This is actually the one day when there are more phone calls made in the USA than any other day of the year...We love you, Mom! Memorial Day is celebrated on May 31. We used to have a live event at the Paso Robles District Cemetery, but we still Fly American flags all over Paso Robles. As we grieve the loss of our heroes on this day, we find ways to celebrate the freedom that proves their sacrifices were not in vain. May contains some of the largest events of the year, beginning with The Kentucky Derby horse race on May 1. This year is the 147th year of this grade 1 Stakes Race for three-year-old thoroughbreds. They run for one and a quarter miles at Churchill Downs. This is the longest-running sporting event in the USA; it is dubbed the “Run for the Roses.” On May 30, the 105th running Indianapolis 500 car race happens at the Brickyard. Yes, it’s a 500-mile race; tickets have been sold out for the trials
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and final race since February. This is also the world’s largest spectator sporting facility, with more than 250,000 permanent seats, and 3.2 million bricks were used in construction. I write about these events to keep you informed since they are traditional; we’ve lost so many of our local events and have watched sports on television for the past year. You can continue to watch television or go to your favorite sports bar. Local sports have picked up; baseball, basketball, and football are in person again. It feels good to get some normal back in our lives. The universe never stops performing; it is unaffected by the virus or what we are going through. The sky will be alive on May 5-6 with meteor showers from the Halley’s Comet called “eta Aquariids.” A show of up to 50 comets an hour. Locally the best view will be from Watsonville, but we will see a portion of it, clouds allowing. It takes Halley’s Comet 76 years to complete a revolution around the sun. The next showing will be in 2061. Promoting downtown businesses is the backbone of the Paso Robles Main Street Association. Norma Moye came up with an idea to film some of our businesses, creating an ad for social media letting everyone know about our downtown retail shops and what is available. Check our website and keep informed as the project progresses. Main street is also promoting our “2021 Main Street College Scholarship Program.” High school seniors and their families have met with many challenges this past year and deserve some assistance as they enter the next chapter of their lives. This program began in 2001 with the help of businesses such as County Real Estate, Alice Bickel, George and Millie Finigan, Wells Fargo, John and June Bernini, Dave’s Dogs, Edward Jones, The Hobby Horse, Idler’s, Julia’s, Park Cinemas, Sale Realty, Taco Bell, Touch of Paso, and many others. We are asking for donations from everyone; our goal is to give $500 scholarships. We have 11 applicants now and would like to help as many as possible. We will be awarding the scholarships the first week in June, with a celebration video being distributed later. The deadline for donations is Friday, May 7. Life is getting busier by the day. We have been in lock-down for over a year, so we’re ready!! May offers a lot of options to get back in the swing of things. Keep busy at something: a busy person never has time to be unhappy! “The purpose of our lives is to be happy," Dalai Lama. We are blessed to live in this town, so get out and enjoy it!
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id you know that your skin is your largest (and thinnest) organ? As your skin is highly permeable, what you apply to your skin accesses your bloodstream (and the rest of your body)! Although the supplement industry is regulated through the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, the cosmetics industry is largely unregulated. The Environmental Working Group estimates that 99 percent of the skincare products on the market contain one or more ingredients that have never been evaluated for safety! The amount of chemicals that you place on your skin and ultimately get absorbed into your body is not only appalling but can disrupt your delicate hormonal balance. There is a better way to have beautiful and healthy skin!! DermaE is the 2nd largest skincare company in the US with an amazing line of products that are 100 percent vegan, GMO-free, cruelty-free and eco-ethical. They believe in providing quality formulas with only safe, natural ingredients and recyclable packaging to
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pring brings to mind the warmth of sunshine on my face and the scent of wildflowers. I think that’s true for everyone. We’re reminded of growth and renewal and the all-important, timeless thing that, if you’re anything like me, you enjoy after it’s done but dread actually doing – spring cleaning. Our Chamber of Commerce site has made it easy for you to connect with the professionals you need to complete those chores and maintenance projects. Gardening help, landscaping advice, housecleaning services – our directory is a one-stop resource for anything you need as you enjoy the change of seasons. And with all the pressure to get things done during this mild weather before the dog days of summer, we all need help sometimes. I don’t know about you, but I hate washing the windows at my house. Luckily, we have directory listings for that! Especially this year, as we’re slowly moving into a new phase of reduced restrictions and out of the dark days of Covid-19, it’s important to embrace the small fresh starts that Spring has to offer. So once our members have helped you get the floors clean, the windows washed, your car spotless, or that pesky appliance serviced, check out the listings of those who offer exciting socially distanced experiences like horseback riding, tours, and museum exhibits. It’s a beautiful time to explore and enjoy Paso Robles in all of its natural glory, and with a directory full of everything from golf courses to bike shops to air tours, you can easily find ideas for things to do and see. And of course, our staff is always available to answer any questions you may have about recommendations or referrals. Call (805)238-0506 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s also the sense of renewal that comes from donating your time to a good cause. Our site can put you in contact with local non-profits and programs that will benefit from your energy. Schools, youth programs, arts, shelters, and others can all be contacted directly through our site. Enjoy the season, fellow Roblans!
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NEW WAYS TO FILL YOUR BAG WITH
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t the beginning of each year, we work on a few new Paso-centric goodies you’d use to fill a gift basket for pals moving out of state, or as a thank you closing gift, or a sweet welcome for family coming to celebrate an important birthday (or just excited to see you in person after zooming all year!) If you’ve visited the General Store, you know we have everything from mugs to magnets, buttons, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tea towels, pint and wine and shot glasses, ornaments, oh my! What’s special about them all? You won’t find them anywhere else. Two such additions we’re so excited to bring in. First: our new Concerts in the Park towel by Kei and Molly. This wonderful duo out of New Mexico only creates a few custom projects per year. They did some research on us and sent back a joyful design with musicians in the gazebo, vineyards in the distance, and a few onlookers about to enjoy a splash of vino. Available in three colors, 100% cotton, and as happy as it is useful. Next up, a handful of Paso art prints based on images from actual brochures promoting the area from the 40s through the 80s. Ladies lounging on the grass with feathered hair and a slightly weirdly medieval font? Welcome to Paso. Waterskiing and mining? You’ll find those in the “Hub of Recreation” diagram highlighting all the reasons this is a great place to move. These playful posters are made even better by the fact that they are the real deal, reproductions of messages from a time when it was a little bit harder to convince people of what we all know: this is a very special place to live and work. So, the next time you need to put together something highlighting a little local love, we hope you’ll think of us. We’re happy to walk you through your options, whether in-store, on the phone, or via our website. Cheers to a beautiful new season, neighbors! Oh, and hey, it’s our anniversary! Thanks for 8 brilliant years. And none of us has aged a bit! ; ) We could not be more grateful. The Team at General Store Paso Robles
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We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue. ~ James A. Garfield May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery
By Hayley Mattson
s we reflect on 2020, Memorial Day was our first national holiday after the coronavirus washed across our country. Since then, our entire world changed, our nation has become divided, but on this day, our continued reflection and admiration for the servicemen and servicewomen will always remain. Over the years, Memorial Day weekend brings us together and marks the beginning of the warm summer months ahead. It is important, however, now more than ever that we take time to reflect and to remember those who gave their lives in service, both here on American soil and abroad.
As we honor the service men and women this year, we do so in a country that longs for healing, peace, and unity. We do so at a time that when the pandemic is still among us and the war that we are experiencing is like none we have ever seen before. The holiday itself originated in the years following the Civil War and officially became a federal holiday in 1971. On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered remarks, which later became known as the Gettysburg Address, the official dedication ceremony for the National Cemetery of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, on the site of one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles of the Civil War.
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Lincoln’s address is remembered as one of the most important speeches in American history. In it, he invoked the principles of human equality contained in the Declaration of Independence and connected the sacrifices of the Civil War with the desire for “a new birth of freedom,” as well as the all-important preservation of the Union created in 1776, and the ideal of self-government. It is documented that more than 620,000 men died in the Civil War, more than any other war in American history, even when combined—a war where the United States fought against itself in order to abolish slavery and won in April 1865. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the end of slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation issued in all Confederate states in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” The Civil War raged on until the major Confederate armies surrendered to the United States in April of 1865. Two months later, in June 1865, after the war ended, General Granger’s final stop was in Galveston, Texas, which
signaled freedom for Texas’s 250,000 enslaved people, and Juneteenth was born. In 1979, Texas became the first state to make Juneteenth an official holiday. Today, 47 states recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday, with continued efforts to make it a national federal holiday by Congress. The sacrifices during that time are unmeasurable, and hard to fathom a nation more divided. Today, our country continues to face an invisible enemy, which has us divided once again and evaluating where we have come from, how our nation was formed, what our future holds, and how our grandchildren will remember this time in history. Taking the time to remember the brave men and women and the ultimate sacrifice they made and continue to make on behalf of the American people by their own free will, is debt that we will never be able to repay. We can, however, honor them, recognize them and choose to set aside our differences and come together for the good of our nation and for future generations to come.
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Preserving Paso Robles’ History
Paso Robles Carnegie Library: Paso Robles Area Historical Society Created and Cared for by Pioneer Women By Camille DeVaul
With the help of a grant from Andrew Carnegie, the city broke ground on the library in 1907 and completed the project in 1908.
Historical archives in photography on display at Paso Robles Historical Society.
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he Paso Robles Carnegie Library sits in the middle of Paso Robles Park. Within its walls lives the Paso Robles Area Historical Society (PRAHS) who is dedicated to immortalizing Paso Robles’ history. After over a year of being closed due to COVID shutdowns, the PRAHS Museum reopened its doors on April 16. The PRAHS was started in 1985 by two well-known Paso Robles community members, Virginia Peterson and Norma Moye. The two women co-founded the society as a non-profit organization. With thirty-five people in attendance, the society held its first meeting on February 17, 1985, in the Plymouth Congregational Church. Since 1995, the society has lived in the Carnegie Library in the center of the City Park in downtown Paso Robles. It is rather poetic having the Carnegie Library as home to the PRAHS due to it was because of women that Paso Robles built the Carnegie Library back in 1907. In 1902, a group of pioneering Paso Robles women from the Improvement Club created the Reading Room in the Blackburn Building. The women then advocated for the city to build a free public library the following year. With the help of a $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie, the City of Paso Robles pledged $1,000 per year to the library to pay for expenses. The city broke ground on the library in 1907 and completed the project in 1908. Fast forward over 75 years later, good friends Virginia Peterson and Norma Moye decided to create the PRAHS to preserve their favorite city’s history. During its first ten years, the society didn’t have a home. Members met wherever someone would let them gather. Then the Carnegie Library became available, and in 1995, the group moved into the historic building. Today, the building is listed as a Historic Resource and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Virginia, a well-known educator in the area, was enthralled by Paso Robles’ history. She became known as Paso Robles’ go-to historian. Norma was inspired by her 1890 era home to help preserve the area’s history with her friend. “We were both very dear friends, and both loved history—it was exciting to form it and gather people in that had the same passion,” Norma shared. Thirty-six years later, Norma continues to preserve Paso’s history. She remains an active lifetime board member of PRAHS and serves as the
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Paso Robles Main Street Association Executive Director. She has quite literally made downtown Paso Robles the lively area it is today. After the San Simeon earthquake in 2003, the Carnegie Library was beautifully remodeled. The main floor boasts high ceilings with dark wood accents and is home to the Paso Robles History Museum and research center. Visitors can now explore exhibits on the Paso Robles Inn, Paso Robles High School, families of the area, and about every corner of Paso history. Larger exhibits feature the Salinans, History of Women Suffrage, and Exceptional Women of Paso Robles. “Temperance, ‘T’eetotalers, and Taboo” Exhibit at El Paso de The latest addition is The Wine History Project and Robles Area Historical Society. the Temperance, Teetotalers, and Taboo. The Wine History Project explores Paso Robles wine history from the missions to the present day. A different Paso Robles winemaker is highlighted every month, so there is always something new to see! Visitors will learn about different wine varieties in the area, learn about the region’s wine history and then explore their favorites in person with some wine tasting! On the lower level of the building, formerly the children’s section of the library is the Virginia Peterson Research Library. Here are over 10,000 newspaper articles on digital reels, hundreds of photographs, and documents on Paso Robles families, businesses, schools, and more. Records here date back to the 1800s, and everything is neatly organized, with more documents and records always coming in. The research library is open to the public on Thursdays to conduct your own research, or you can request help from a PRAHS research volunteer. Of course, any non-profit organization needs donations to keep their good work going. The PRAHS is no different. But something they may need more is volunteers. Volunteers are needed for both the Paso Robles History Museum and the PRAHS. All you need is a friendly smile and a willingness to help out. Volunteers assist in greeting visitors, organizing historical documents, assisting with research requests, computer input, and creating exhibits. Denise Vandenberg said she became a docent because, “I always liked the building, and it’s right in the middle of town, and you get to meet a lot of people. It’s a fun job.” Patrick Brice, who has been a docent for over five years now, said he joined because his doctor suggested it would be beneficial for his health to find a place to volunteer! Denise said, “My favorite is [the exhibit] about the hotel. People are always interested in that because the hotel is still here. You can see the hotel, and then they find out that’s the reason that people came to Paso because of the baths, the spring baths, and that’s why it’s named Spring Street.” To this day, Norma still goes to board meetings but has left the society’s many responsibilities to the current board members and docents, saying, “The girls that are working there now are doing a fabulous job. I’m very proud of them.” The Paso Robles History Museum in the Carnegie Library is open Thursday through Monday from 11 am to 3 pm. For more information on the Paso Robles Area Historical Society and Museum and to learn how to volunteer or contribute, visit pasorobleshistorymuseum.org
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October 31, 1931 “Paso Robles Press offers free electric cooking school” on display in the museum. All photos courtesy of the Paso Robles History Museum
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Taste of Paso
Sip & Savor
The Next Generation
Daou sisters from top to bottom Lizzy Daou, Anna Gabrielle Daou, Katherine Daou. PHOTOS COURTESY OF SEVENFIFTY AND DAOU FAMILY ESTATES
he Daou brothers, Daniel and Georges, continue to rack up high scores from U.S. wine critics as producers of distinctive wines from Paso Robles’ Adelaida District and for offering an unparalleled Paso wine experience to visitors. Now get ready for Daou Sisters - Katherine, Lizzy, and Anna Gabrielle - Daniel’s daughters, poised to follow the family’s lineage. Although they all started working on the premise of Daou Vineyards & Winery, the sisters continue their responsibilities from different locations. Currently, Lizzy, 27, is in Portugal; Katherine, 30, in San Diego; and Anna, 24, the youngest of the trio, is based in Paso. In a phone conversation with Daniel, I asked if he had a vision for his daughters or did their involvement grow organically? “My vision for them is to follow their vision,” Daniel replied. “Follow your heart and passion. I’m here to support you.” When Lizzy started at the winery, Daniel recalled, “I was impressed,” so he put her in charge of winemaking operations. After working the 2017 harvest, Lizzy decided to explore other regions and gather experience. “‘I want to fly my own wings,’ she said,” noted Daniel. “I don’t tell my kids what to do.” The sisters take on different aspects of the business, complementing each other’s workload. With her love for chemistry, Lizzy’s calling was in winemaking. Katherine transitioned from fashion and found her niche in social media marketing. Drawn to agriculture, Anna became a vineyard manager. The sisters grew up in San Diego along with two younger siblings, Joseph and Julia, and the family moved to Paso while they were all in their teens. Tall, blonde, and blue-eyed, Anna looks like a cover girl, yet she’s comfortable getting her hands dirty in the vineyards. “I always loved agriculture,” Anna remarked when I met her at Daou estate on a crisp spring afternoon. After obtaining a degree from Cuesta College, she worked in all aspects of the winery, from sales meetings to cleaning barrels. “But always loved the vineyard,” said Anna, who also serves as co-manager for Daou’s Reserve program. Anna looks up to her father as the role model watching his interaction with growers and wine industry profession-
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als. “I learned the work ethic from him and how to love the vineyard.” Also, uncle Georges has been an influence too. “I learned the business side from him.” And their mother Robin inculcated the importance of family values, she said. Drawn to the fashion industry, Katherine graduated from Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise in San Francisco. She moved back to San Diego to work in retail and launch her denim line, Daou Denim, manufactured in Los Angeles. But ten years in the fashion left her unfulfilled. “I felt the industry too shallow,” Katherine said in a phone conversation from San Diego. At age 25, Katherine was on a path of self-discovery. She couldn’t ignore the inner voice and decided to quit the profession. “Dad was so supportive and invited me to the winery,” she reminisced. “I’m super grateful.” Katherine started in Hospitality at Daou estate and moved on to building Daou’s digital community as Social Media Manager and Brand Ambassador in 2019. “I’m taking my knowledge and making it approachable for the millennial generation and trying to nurture current consumers and future,” Kathrine remarked. Currently located in Portugal, Lizzy and I communicated via emails. I recall meeting the petite brunette a few years ago when she was the director of winemaking operations at Daou. Lizzy discovered her love for chemistry early on and enrolled at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) to pursue her interest. She had no intentions of joining the family business then until she tried Daou wine with her sister Katherine. “I fell in love,” she noted in her email. “I remember texting my Dad telling him that I discovered this passion for wine, and he was thrilled.” Within a few months, she transferred to Cal Poly to study Enology and spent one year at Daou estate. Last year Lizzy worked harvest in Burgundy and is ready for 2021 harvest in Bordeaux this year. “I hope to take all of my knowledge and experiences I’ve gained and one day bring them back home to Paso.” For the past three years, Lizzy has been studying in the prestigious European Erasmus Master’s program at universities in Tarragona, Spain; Bordeaux, France; and Porto, Portugal. Distance notwithstanding, the tight-knit Daou family stays connected via Sunday group chats. “Zoom keeps us together,” mused Anna.
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Taste of Americana Asparagus and Gouda Quiche Ingredients: ▷ 1 prepared 9-inch piecrust ▷ 1 tablespoon butter ▷ ¾ cup thinly sliced spring onions ▷ 4 ounces asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
From the Kitchen of
Barbie Butz ay 9 will be a special day for all of the mothers out there. It will be a day to recognize and appreciate motherhood and all that it means. Why not serve brunch in an outdoor setting like a park or even in your own backyard. Make it simple, easy to prepare, and to clean up. After all, it will probably be a mother who puts it together! Start with quiche, add baked honey-mustard salmon, and a tossed green salad. End with a flourish by serving a lemon-lime meringue pie. Every mother present will love the menu! Happy Mother's Day!
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Unroll piecrust and fit into a 9-inch pie pan. Trim excess dough and finish the edge. Freeze for 20 minutes. Place parchment paper over frozen piecrust and top with pie weights. Bake until lightly golden and set, about 10 minutes. Remove weights and parchment; continue baking until crust is dry, about 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, about 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high. Add spring onions, asparagus, and ½ teaspoon of salt. Cook, stirring often, until very soft, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, cool 5 minutes. Spoon onion-asparagus mixture into cooled piecrust, sprinkle with cheese. Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, 2 teaspoons tarragon, pepper, chives, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Pour over vegetable mixture. Bake at 350 degrees until the middle is set, about 40 minutes. Cool 30 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining ½ teaspoon tarragon. Note: If you do not have pie weights, use dried beans or rice.
Honey-Mustard Salmon Ingredients: ▷ 3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard ▷ ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ▷ 1 teaspoon honey
▷ ½ cup panko breadcrumbs ▷ 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme ▷ 1 tablespoon olive oil ▷ ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ▷ 4 (5 ounces) skin-on salmon fillets
Directions: Combine whole-grain mustard, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, and honey in a bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together panko breadcrumbs, chopped thyme, olive oil, and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt. Arrange salmon fillets, skin side down, on a plate. Spread mustard mixture over tops of fillets. Sprinkle evenly with panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Bake at 425 degrees until salmon is flaky and opaque, about 10 minutes.
Lemon-Lime Meringue Pie Ingredients: ▷ 1 9-inch graham cracker crust ▷ 1 cup granulated sugar ▷ 6 tablespoons cornstarch ▷ ¼ teaspoon salt ▷ 1 cup water ▷ 5 large egg yolks
Directions: Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium ▷ 1 tablespoon lemon zest saucepan. In a medium bowl, whisk together water, egg yolks, ▷ ¼ cup fresh lemon juice lemon juice, and lime juice. Gradually whisk the yolk mixture (separated from zest) into the sugar mixture until combined. Cook over medium-high, ▷ 1 tablespoon lime zest whisking often, until filling thickens and just begins to bubble, ▷ ¼ cup fresh lime juice 6 to 8 minutes. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute more. (separated from zest) Remove from heat. Whisk in butter, lemon zest, and lime zest. ▷ 2 tablespoons Cool 30 minutes before pouring into crust. Prepare meringue unsalted butter and spread over filling. Spread to the outside of the crust to ▷ Meringue seal in filling and prevent shrinkage. Bake at 350 degrees for a 9-inch pie until meringue is golden, 14 to 15 minutes. Cool before serving.
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COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
San Luis Obispo County Office of Education
Look for the Silver Lining!
uring the pandemic, many of our evenings include watching old shows on Turner Classic Movies. A recent film I watched, “Look for the Silver Lining,” 1949 biographical musical of singer-dancer Marilyn Miller, caused me to reflect on how we interact during times of pandemic conditions. In one scene, a public health officer tacks a “Quarantine” sign to the family door because of a mumps outbreak. This scene made me appreciate today’s technology as Miller’s family could only talk through the door to each other. The pandemic has changed the way we interact, perform services, and connect. Today unlike the early 1900’s we can still connect with the outside world because of technology. Periodically during the pandemic, I needed to unplug because of information overload from the news, Internet, and technology. There were times when dozens of calls and hundreds of emails were sharing challenges, requesting information, and simply connecting. If we could travel back in time to 1918, the flu outbreak of those days was strangely like today’s COVID conditions. Local 1918 leaders shuttered schools and saloons; quarantines restricted interactions with family, friends, and colleagues. One significant difference from today’s pandemic was that in 1918 only 35 percent of homes in the U.S. had a telephone and the Internet was not even a fictional concept. Even without the Internet, some 1918 schools made use of technology for education. In Long Beach, students quarantined at home were participants in early forms of remote education.
“The pupils in the high school there were doing home study work and holding regular telephonic conversations with their instructor,” reported the Oakland Tribune. To provide additional public safety and increase in-person education services, our local public health officer, Dr. Penny Borenstein, prioritized education employees for vaccination. During the first few weeks of education employee vaccinations Raechelle Bowlay from the Childcare Planning Council, her staff, and my office coordinated the nearly 8,000 education sector employees’ appointments. Childcare and K-12 employees from all districts, charters, early childhood centers, private and parochial schools were offered vaccination appointments. Today’s technology-enabled the immediate creation of reservation phone lines to schedule appointments.
Our happiness is certainly mixed in with the tragedies of life. You have to find the lemonade. You have to find the silver lining in the middle of everything that happens in life. ~ Chandra Wilson Our offices were transformed into call centers enlisting anyone with strong phone skills and the ability to perform data entry while wearing a telephone headset. I worked the reservation line for several days to observe the process and provide breaks for my staff from the non-stop calls. A
gratifying aspect of scheduling appointments was the genuine appreciation expressed by the callers. Several people recognized my voice, and I even received a few handwritten thank you notes. I considered this a “Silver Lining” moment during the pandemic. After we scheduled between 80-90 percent of the education sector employees, I received a vaccination myself. Standing in line at the Paso Robles Events Center, I observed dozens of volunteers supporting our community. Off-duty nurses, doctors, pharmacists, veterinarians, EMTs, and anyone with medical training was welcomed into the medical reserve corps alongside other volunteers. Because my appointment was scheduled with the education sector, there were employees from most of the north county schools waiting in line. Everyone I spoke with was thankful to be vaccinated and excited about increasing in-person services for students, another “Silver Lining” moment. The community spirit, human connection, and concern for others are part of my vaccination experience. My wife has served as an RN at Twin Cities Hospital for 32 years and is one of our vaccination center volunteers. I have enjoyed Carolyn’s stories about vaccinating people from our community and how we are moving forward together in protecting our neighbors and the most vulnerable. This pandemic has been challenging for the entire world. If we continue to demonstrate flexibility, patience, and kindness, those “Silver Lining” moments will materialize. It is an honor to serve as your county superintendent of schools.
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Kristin SMART JUSTICE FOR
By Hayley Mattson & Camille DeVaul
n April 13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson held a press conference on O’Neill Green in front of the Orfalea College of Business on the campus of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. The press conference came just before the 25th Anniversary of Cal Poly student Kristin Smart who went missing on May 25, 1996. Before Sheriff Parkinson began, large photos of Kristin Smart, Paul, and Ruben Flores’s arrest, a chronological timeline of the case were unveiled. As Sheriff Parkinson and officials walked to the podium, the clock tower echoed deep chimes, and the crowd fell silent. Tony Cipolla, the Health Information Officer for the SLO County Sheriff, started the conference by stating, “Today is a day that many have hoped for, wished for, and prayed for. We have major developments in the Kristin Smart investigation.” Before turning the conference over to Sheriff Parkinson, Cipolla acknowledged the President of Cal Poly, Jeff Armstrong, sign-language interpreter Robin Babb, Cal Poly Police Chief George Hughes, and Undersheriff Jim Vogue. Parkinson started by recognizing Unsolved Cold-Case Detective Clint Cole, who was not introduced by Cipolla so that he could make a special introduction--along with acknowledging several members of his team in the audience. “We are beginning here today because this is where it all began, on the campus of Cal Poly University. On May 25, 1996, this is the last place that Kristin Smart was seen alive. It has been 24, almost 25 years since Kristin went missing. 24 years without a resolution, until today. I am here this afternoon to announce the arrest of Paul Flores for the murder of Kristin Smart. The Arrest of Ruben Flores as an accessory to the murder,” Sheriff Parkinson said as he started the press conference. As the conference continued, Sheriff Parkinson went through a few details of the case that he could share, along with an overview of the investigation. Parkinson stated that he had been in touch with the Smart family several times throughout that day, and shortly after the conference ended, the Smart family’s spokesperson John Segale released the following statement on their behalf: “For over twenty-four years, we have waited for this bittersweet day. It is impossible to put into words what this day means for our family; we pray it is the first step to bringing our daughter home. While Kristin’s loving spirit will always live in our hearts, our life without her hugs laughs, and smiles is a heartache that never abates.
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The knowledge that a father and son, despite our desperate pleas for help, could have withheld this horrible secret for nearly 25 years, denying us the chance to lay our daughter to rest, is an unrelenting and unforgiving pain. We now put our faith in the justice system and move forward, comforted in the knowledge that Kristin has been held in the hearts of so many and that she has not been forgotten. We honor Kristin today and those who worked with unparalleled tenacity and dedication to bring us to this day. Without Kristin in our life, there will never be justice, but we will pray for peace. Unfortunately, the indifference and lack of resolve we experienced early onset the course for many years. However, when Sheriff Parkinson took office in 2011, he made a promise that Kristin’s disappearance would be one of his top priorities. We are here today because he has remained true to his word. We have kept the faith, never given up, and fully placed our trust and support with him and his team. The task he and his team accepted was unprecedented in volume and scope, yet they met every setback and challenge with resolve and an unequaled commitment to Kristin and our family. Our gratitude to Sheriff Parkinson and his department for their professionalism, compassion, and perseverance is without measure. We are forever grateful for Detective Clint Cole, who joined ‘Team Kristin’ in 2017 and brought new oxygen to Team Kristin, and kept our hopes alive. We would not be here today without his professionalism, perseverance, and dedication. His heart and commitment are without equal. We would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the exceptional skills, indefatigable work, and unselfish dedication of Christopher Lambert, who produced Your Own Backyard Podcast. Chris, along with four incredible angels (C, J, J, and J), balanced Kristin on their shoulders while lightening our burden and held our hearts and hopes with fierce resolve and commitment. There simply are ‘no words’! We also wish to extend our deepest gratitude for all those on the SLOSO team, including Commander Nate Paul, Detective Cole, and their incredible and dedicated support staff. To each law enforcement agency that assisted the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff ’s Department with their extraordinary efforts, our gratitude is immeasurable. Each gave 110 percent to ensure that this day would come. We are pleased that Kristin’s case has now moved to the district attorney’s office, where we know we will be in good hands, and look forward to the day when there will be ‘justice’ for Kristin. To HEAL, we must REMEMBER not only Kristin but also every heart that carried Kristin and our family in theirs! Kristin’s story is ultimately one of unwavering commitment, resilience, and immense gratitude.” – The Smart Family In the following days, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow held a press conference on April 14, reviewing the charges in the case and outlining what will transpire going forward. A candlelight vigil was held in Paso Robles on Saturday, April 17, where the community came together in Kristin’s honor. The family was not in attendance; however, they shared gratitude to the community with the following statement: “While we are not able to join you for the candlelight vigil, we are with you all in spirit. Your love for Kristin and your unwavering support for our family for the past 25 years has been amazing and deeply appreciated. Many became involved more than two decades ago, like the relentless Dennis Mahon and our outstanding legal team, Jim and Garin Murphy and Mark Connelly. You all have filled our hearts, helped pick us up, and powered us forward to this point in time. The day of reckoning is coming, and soon we will all gather together to celebrate Justice for Kristin.” To read the details of the case, timelines, and updates, visit our news website at pasoroblespress.com.
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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 email@example.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 a.m. at the Pavilion Rev’s Frank & Terry Zum Mallen Congregation Ohr Tzafon 2605 Traffic Way Service: Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Janice Mehring (805) 466-0329
Cornerstone Community Church 9685 Morro Road 8:45 & 10:45 AM Pastor John Marc Wiemann (805) 461-3899 cornerstoneca.org
Creston Community Church 5170 O’Donovan Road Service: 9:00 a.m. Pastor JD Megason
True Life Christian Fellowship
Lockwood/Jolon Road, across from the school in Lockwood Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Erick Reinstedt (805) 472-9325
Heritage Village Church
At The Don Everingham Center Heritage Ranch Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Brad Brown (805) 712-7265
Hill Top Christian Fellowship 2085 Gateway Drive Heritage Ranch Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jack Little (805) 239-1716
Oak Shores Christian Fellowship
Calvary Chapel Paso Robles 1615 Commerce Way Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Aaron Newman (805) 239-4295
Christian Life Center Assembly of God
1744 Oak St. Service Times: 10:30 a.m. Youth Ministries: Monday 7:00 Home Groups during the week Preschool: Christian Life Early Learning Ctr. Pastor Guy Drummond (805) 238-3366
Christian Science Services
17th & Chestnut Streets Service: 10 a.m. Sunday & 2nd and 4th Wednesdays 7 p.m. (805) 238-3833
Church of Christ
3545 Spring St. (Corner 36th & Spring) Service: Sunday, 11 a.m. Evangelist Bob Champion (805) 286-5875 Sam Hogan (310) 602-9516 Delbert Arthurs (805) 238-4412
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1020 Creston Rd. Service: 9 a.m. (805) 238-4216 Missionaries: (805) 366.2363
Covenant Presbyterian Church 1450 Golden Hill Rd. Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Dan Katches (805) 238-6927
Belong Central Coast
905 Vine St. meets @ NCCF Service: Sunday 3 p.m. Senior Leaders: Pep & Angie Robey (661) 205-7853
Family Worship Center
Corner S. River and Niblick 215 Oak Hill Services: 8:30, 9:45 & 11 a.m. Pastor James Baird (805) 226-5800
Life Worth Living Church of God 620 17th St. Service: 11 a.m. Pastor Jim Wilde (805) 238-0978
1521 Oak St. Service: 10 a.m. Pastor John Kaiser (805) 238-0575
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
2206 Golden Hill Rd. Service: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark Wheeler Pastor Dave Rusco (805) 226-9670
Paso Robles Church of the Nazarene 530 12th St. Service: 10:30 a.m. Pastor Charles Reece (805) 238-4300 www.pasonaz.com
2706 Spring St. Service: 9:00 a.m. Pastor Shawn Penn (805) 239-4771 www.pasochurch.com
First Mennonite Church
Thirteenth and Oak Streets Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Steven Mabry (805) 238-3321
First United Methodist
500 Linne Road, Suite D Services: Sun. 4:30p.m., Wed. 7p.m. Pastors: Frank and Isabel Diaz (805) 264-9322 / (805) 621-4199
2343 Park St Bilingual Services: Services: Thursday 7 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m. Pastor Miguel Alvarado (805) 610-2930
Bridge Christian Church
Centennial Park Banquet Room 600 Nickerson Dr. Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Tim Mensing (805) 975-7178
2343 Park St. Service: 11 a.m. Pastor Romero (805) 238-2445
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
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
Paso Robles Bible Church
First Baptist Church
Apostolic Assembly of the Faith of Christ Jesus
820 Creston Rd. Weekday Mass: M-S, 7 a.m. Weekend Masses: Saturday - 5 p.m. (Vigil) Sunday - 8 a.m., 10 a.m. (Family Mass) 12:30 p.m. (Spanish) 5 p.m. (Teen) & 7 p.m. (Spanish) Father Rudolfo Contreras (805) 238-2218
940 Creston Rd. Worship Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Willweber (805) 238-3702
2727 Turkey Cove Rd., at the Oak Shores Community Clubhouse Service: 8:30 a.m. Pastor Jack Little (760) 304-2435
1645 Park St. Pastor Michael R. Garman Services: 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Discipleship 10 a.m. (805) 238-4419
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
North County Christian Fellowship 421 9th St. Services: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Calagna (805) 239-3325
Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC
Poder de Dios Centro Familiar
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
1215 Ysabel Ave (Just off 24th near Hwy 101 and 46 East intersection) Paso Robles, 805-238-2770
Templeton Presbyterian Church 610 S. Main St. Service: 10 a.m. Reverend Charlie Little (805) 434-1921
2055 Riverside Ave. Services: Everyday, 6 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m. & 5 p.m. Pastor Bonifacio Robles (612) 990-4701
3850 So. Ramada Dr. Ste. D Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Efrain Cordero
Paso Robles Community Church
616 Creston Rd. Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Patrick Sheean (805) 239-4809
St. James Episcopal Church
1335 Oak St. Services: 8 a.m. (Rite I) 10 a.m. (Rite II) Reverend Barbara Miller (805) 238-0819
Higher Dimension Church
601 Main St. 1st Sunday: 1:30 p.m. 2nd - 5th Sundays 12:30 p.m. Pastor Charlie Reed, Jr. (805) 440-0996
Life Community Church 3770 Ruth Way Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Keith Newsome (805) 434-5040
Solid Rock Christian Fellowship Assembly of God 925 Bennett Way Service: 10 a.m. Pastor Jeff Saylor (805) 434-2616
Seventh-day Adventist Church Templeton Hills
Trinity Lutheran Church
930 Templeton Hills Rd. Services: Saturday 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. Pastor Zac Page (805) 434-1710
Victory Baptist Church
601 So. Main St. Service: 10 a.m. Evangelist: Steve Orduno (805) 610-4272
Vintage Community Church
3850 Ramada Dr. Ste D4 Sundays - 10 & 11 a.m. Wednesday - 6:30 p.m. Pastor Bruce Fore (805) 221-5251 vbcpaso.org
Victory Outreach Paso Robles
3201 Spring Street, Paso Robles Ca Services: Sunday,10:30 a.m. Thursday, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Pete Torres (805) 536-0035
692 Peterson Ranch Road Services: 9 & 11 a.m. Coaches: Aaron Porter, Dayn Mansfield (805) 296-1120
Iglesia Fuente De Agua Viva 301 13th St. Services: 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Pastor Mike Duran (805) 467-5500
Mission San Miguel Parish
Bethel Lutheran Church 295 Old County Rd. Service: 9:30 a.m. Pastor Amy Beveridge (805) 434-1329
Celebration Worship Center Pentecostal Church of God
988 Vineyard Drive Pastor Roy Spinks Services: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. (805) 610-9819
Central Coast Center for Spiritual Living
775 Mission Street Daily Mass: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am Saturday – 4:00 pm (English) Sunday – 7:00 am (English) 10:00 am (Bilingual) 12:00 pm (English) 5:00 pm (Spanish) Father Eleazar Diaz Gaytan (805) 467-2131
Shandon Assembly of God
420 Los Altos Ave. Pastor Jim Mei (805)226-9737 Spanish Service: Sunday 5 p.m. & Thurs 7 p.m. Pastor Mauro Jimenez
689 Crocker St. Service: 10 a.m. Rev. Elizabeth Rowley (805) 242-3180
Family Praise & Worship
Vineyard Church of Christ
206 5th st. Service: 10 am Pastor Vern H. Haynes Jr. 805-975-8594
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